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AUG. 20th.
Republican Convention Stands
by Trust Plank in Platform.
Less Than the Usual Amount of
Strife Over Warning Candidates.
Six Nominated by Acclamation.
Five Ballots for Clerk.
Des Moines, July 31.—Under condi
tions in many rfcepects most auspicious
and yet on a day when the heat in a
great hall was almoet intolerable, the
representatives of the Republican
party of Iowa to the number of more
than 1,200 gathered yesterday to re
new their allegiance to the principles
of the party and name the candidates
for state offices required under the!
law. It was c- genuine harmony meet
ing, a gathering somewhat in many
respects like other great Republican
conventions in Iowa and yet lacking
somewhat in the intense interest
inrhich is generated by hard contests
for place usual in Republican con
ventions in Iowa. It was a foregone
conclusion that the first Ave on the
ticket would be named by acclama
tion. A few days ago it was made
plain that the auditor of state would
also be named by acclamation. Theio
•were but three contests for places.
.These were entirely personal. The
chief interest was in an effort to have
the party reverse itself on the plat
form of last year. This also proved
a fizzle all round. So it was not pos
sible for this convention to be as im
portant as some other conventions
of the party in recant years.
There were a number of distin
guished statesmen present. Speaker
Henderson came in and was received
.with greet applause. Secretary Wil
son of the Roosevelt cabinet was sim
ilarly uu-uoieti, ami Senators Allison
and Dolliver aud members of congress
were well received. There was in
tense applause for Governor Cummins
•when he appeared. The eonvention
•was enthusiastic all through, the mu
sic was good, the spirit manifested
most excellent.
The Ticket.
The following ticket was named:
Secretary of StajeH-W. B. Martin
Of Adair county.
Auditor of State— B. F. Carroll o*
Davis county.
Treasurer of Stato—Gilbert S. Gil
bertson of Winnobago county.
Attorney General—-C. W. Mullan of
Blackliawk county.
Judge of Supreme Court—Scott M.
Ladd of O'Brien county.
Judge of Supreme Court (short
term)—Charles A. Bishop of Polk
Clerk of Supreme Court—John C.'
Crockett of Hardin county.
Supreme Court Reporter—W. W.
Cornwall of Clay ccn»nty.
Railroad Commissioned—E. A. Daw
fion of Bremer.
Messrs. Martin, Gilbertson, Mullan
end La elf1 'vore renominated by accla
mation. Judge Bisliop, who is now on
the rupreme bench by ap
pointment, and B. F. Carroll had no
opposition. Five ballots were re
quired to nominate a candidate for
Clerk of the supreme court. Six can
didates were in the field, including
C. T. Jones, the present incumbent.
Ballot for Clerk of Supreme Court.
The first ballot resulted:
JI. C. Crockett 236'/£
C. T. Jones 270
!T. H. Bosquet 87
M. A. Buchan 180
C. W. Neal 142
JJ. E. Whelan 236
Mr. Crockett gained steadily and
Won on thp fifth ballot.
E. A. Dawson was renominated for
railroad commissioner on the second
ballot, hi. competitors being W. S.
Ketchum of Marshall county and W.
S. Blakemore of Taylor county.
W. W. Cornwall was nominated for
supreme court reporter on the first
ballot, receiving 641 votes to 464 for
B. I. Salinger, the present incumbent
of the office, and 127 for J. W. Will
lams of Story county.
.Chairman Smith Makes Only Speecn.
With the exception of the address
Of the temporary chairman, the con
vention ival' devoid of oratory No
nomHo'irtr speeches were made and
the notiiiii^ vis^ors, who included
the entire Iowa rti~gation in congress,
were not called aj/on. Every county
•was represented by practically full
Chairman Spence of the state cen
tral committee called the convention
to order at 11 a. m. and after the in
vocation by Rev. A. B. Marshall of
the First Presbyterian church, intro
duced Congressman Walter I. Smith
of Council Bluffs as temporary chair-!
At the close of Chairman Smith's
address, the cor.iir'ttees were an
nounced and the convention adjourned
until 2 p. m. Among the members of
the committee on resolutions were
Secretary of Agriculture James Wil
son and Director of the Mint George
E. Roberts.
Contest Over Platform.
The meeting of the committee on
resolutions during the recess devel
oped the expected controversy over
reaffirming the clause of last year's
platform which declared for "any
modification of tariff schedules that
may be required to prevent their af
fording shelter to monopoly." Judge
H. M. Towner of the Eighth district
and James C. Davis of the First
district led the fight for the elimina
tion of this clause, each suggesting
substitute and each supporting his po
sition in extended remarks. Two roll
ea ls were had, there being two votes
for modification of the language on
one and on the other four votes in fa
vor of the elimination of the clause.
At the close of the session Judge
Towner asked that ike eiiairman, In
presenting the platform, repeat it as
recommended by a majority of the
committee. An objection was.made to
this by Colonel S. W. French, Secre
tary James Wileon and George E.
Roberts and the suggestion was with
The debate was a repetition of that
which has been carried on in the Iowa
pre?'** for some months. Messrs.
Towner and Davis insisted that the
objectionable plank in last year's plat
form was virtually piea of guilty to
the Democratic charge that the tariff
is the parent of trusts.
In reply. W. H. Berr" of the Sev
enth district, George E. Roberts and
others insisted that the language ex
pressed the exact view of a large ma
jority of the Republican party in the
state, that it had stood the test of one
campaign and that its elimination at
this time would make it an issue in
this year's campaign, put the party
on the defensive and lead the people
to believe that the party is changing
front on the trust question.
Afternoon Session.
The opening ol' the afternoon pro
ceedings was delayed an hour while
the credentials committee completed
its work. There were no contests.
E. C. Roach of Rock Ripida was rec
ommended for permanent chairman
ami tv»r rr.*V TTfH cp was
dorsed. The adoption of the platform
and completion of th9 ticket followed.
N. B. Kendail of the Sixth district,
chairman of the resolutions commit
tee, reported the platform, wMeh wa*
accepted without cteliate and without
a dissenting vote. The references
President RooseveSt ami Cuban rtci
proetiy and to Governor Cu Hi mi as ad
ministration were especially cheered.
The Piatfoctn.
Resolved by the RotrabHcans of
Iowa in convention assembled:
That we congratn)aUj the people
upon the prosperity that pervades'
every part of the country, stimulating
every industry to the highest degree
of activity, creating an unprecedented
demand for labor awl rapidly advanc
ing the United Statee a more com
manding position in the commerce of
the world. The condition of the coun
try today and its progress during the
last five years is a oompiede answer
to tho theories and predictions of
those who opposed Republican pol
icies at that time and affords a con
clusive argument in favor of a con
tinuance of the policies and the ad
ministration under which such manl
iest. benefits have been enjoyed.
We deplore the untimely death of
our gieat an.l beloved leader, William
McKinley, and express our horror at
the crime of his assassination. We
mourn the loss to the country, coming
in the fullness of his powers and use
fulness, and pledge our fealty anew to
the public policies with which his ad
ministration was identified.
We declare our confidence in the
leadership of President Roosevelt and
our loyalty to his administration, and
we express our gratification that two
honored representatives of Iowa Re
publicanism have seats at his council
i' ^rtl. Wo endorse hip recommenda-
as to reciprocity with Cuba, and
i-that policy la iiuc-. r.ary to
preserve and complete the beneficent
work we hkve done in that island, and
thai ii will bs mutually advantageous
to the people of Cuba and the United
Approving his purposes and assured
that he has the confidence of the peo
ple, we look forward to his election
to the presidency in 1904 as a fore
shadowed event demanded by the pop
ular will, and one that will maintain
and promote the national prosperity
and conserve every national Interest.
We express our approval of the
work dono by the Fil'ty-seventh con
tress in its first session, and our pride
in the important part of that work
borne by the Iowa delegation.
legislation for the reduction of taxa
tion. for the establishment of civil
government in the Philippines, for
the construction of an isthmian canal,
for the protection of our dairy prod
ucts, with other measures of pr v-LU:U
usefulness, distinguished the •.-..•ssion.
We rejoice that the tin-, b-..:
lightened policy pursued in the Phil
ippines has secured peace in the isl
ands, and that the work of education,
civilization, up-building and develop
ment is begun. We urge the conten
tion over our policy in the Philippines
should now cease and the beneficent
plans of the civil government be given
the united and cordial support of all
the people.
Indorse Policy of Reciprocity.
We stand by the historic policy of
the Republican party in giving protec
tion to home industries and point for
its ample vindication to the'extraor
dinary rapidity with which our na
tional resources have been developed
and our industrial and financial inde
pendence secured. We favor such
changes in the tariff from time to
time as become advisable through the
progress of our industries and chang
ing relations to the commerce of the
world. We endorse the policy of reci
procity as the natural complement of
protection, and urge its development
as necessary to the realization of our
highest commercial possibilities.
That wo assert the sovereignty of
the people over all corporations and
aggregations of capital and the right
residi-ng in the people to enforce such
regulations, restrictions or prohi
bitions upon corporate management as
•will protict the individual and society
from abuse of the power which great
00mbinations of capital wield. We cor
dially endorse the position of Presi
dent Roosevelt in appealing to the
courts to secure regulations that v?ill
control great combinations of capital
that prevent competition and control
te industries of the people without
tegal sanction or public approval. Wo
f&vor such amendment of the inter
state commerce act as will moie iully
carry out its prohibition of discrimi
nations in rate making, and any modi
fication of the tariff schedules that
may be required to prevent their af
fording shelter to monopoly.
That we are earnestly opposed to
all legislation designed to accomplish
the disfranchisement of eitizens upon
linee of race, color or station in life,
and condemn the measures adopted
by the Democratic party in certain
states of the Union to accomplish that
The administration of Goverup* A.
B. Cummins merits our unqualified
approval. His high courage, sound
discretion and scrupulous fidelity have
brought additional distinction to exec
utive authority, and his devotion to
the progressive policies of the Repub
lican party inspires further confidence
In the wiizOon r.rc!
political leadership.
State Contral Committee.
The new state central committe*
organised by re-electing Robert H.
Spenoe of Mount Ayr chairman ana
Charles W. Phillips of Maquoketa
secretary'- There was one significant
change tn the membership of the com
mittee. til the Fourth district J. G.
H«mpel of Elkader, who is allied with
the Cummins wing of the party, was
chosen to succeed W. L. Turner of
New Hampton, thus giving to the
Chimin ins forces a clear majority on
the committee. The expected con
test ovevr the Ninth district place on
the committee did not mafcarltklize.
James E. Bruce of Anita withdrew
from fehe raoe for re-eiection and As
mus Boysen of Aadubon was unani
mously chosen to succeed him. The
new committee follows:
First District—H. O. Weaver, holl
Second—C. W. Phillips of Jackson,
Third—Burton E. Sweet of Bremer,
Fomrth—J. G. Hempel of Elkader,
Fifth—K. M. Sargent of Grundy
Center, lwldover.
Sixth—R. W. Clayton of Mahaska,
Seventh—J. D. Whisenand of Polls,
Eighth—R. H. Spence of Ringgold,
Ninth—Asmus Boysen of Audubon,
Tenth—S. Way of Hancock, hold
Eleventh—George E. Scott of Wood
bury, re-elected.
Cousins Not Pleased.
The platform adopted receives the
cordial endorsement of Senators .'Mil
son and Dolliver and Governor Cum
mins, but some membt-.s of tl on
gressional delegation are not so well
pleased. The only congressman who
was!outspoken was R. G. Cousins of
the Fifth district. After the resolu
tions were read he walked to the rear
of the convention hall and said:
"That platform will put Iowa con
gressmen to explaining their votes."
Later in the Savery hotel he said:
"The platform is wrong. It does not
represent Iowa or Republican senti
Governor Cummins said: "The work
of the convention is superb. I regard
the platform as ,the best that could be
written, rt speaks plainly aud cour
ageously upon every question of which
a Republican platform should treat
and the Republicans of Iowa need
have no fear of proclaiming it to the
world. And the enthusiasm with
which it was received and adopted is
a matter of great satisfaction to me,
as it must be to Republicans every-!
where. The ticket is a good one—so 1
strong that it Insures the full party
support." I
Senator Dolliver said: "The work
of the convention it seems to me will
meet universal approval throughout
the state. The platform is sound and
at the same time expresses a progrea-1
sive party opinion, which will give
the state a signal leadership of the
public opinion now rapidly forming)
If there is not batter enough to till
the gem pan, put cold water in the
empty space before setting the pan in I
the oven,
1 1
county enables
us to keep our
Meats in perfect
condition with/
out use of injur/
ious preserva/
tives. X.
VJr are the low/
est, and we can
save you money
on Hams, Sum/
mer Sausage,
Bacon and
W. E. JOHNSON, Proprietor.
"fctftuscm (LVoWutv^ C-owpovya, (L. C, Tfvemmvrvq( Proprietor.
S\ocV. CwtVvwQ Soes 6xv
4i»x ^T0'T^0T CAo\Ku\$ Compaq. *i\vvr4 "KortVv "Posl Gftlce
Our old store has been moved to
make way for the new brick. We
do not expect to take much of our
old stock back into the new store.
Prices no object. The goods now
on hand are yours at any old
price. Come and take your pick.
Save You From 25 to 30 Per Cent
on all Men's Suits,
Hats, Caps. Shirts, Ties, Under'
wear. Nothing like such a Cloth.*
ing Sale ever was seen in Denix
son. We mean business, and
now is your golden chance to
reap the benefit.
Boys Clothing at a Big Saving,
*¥\WVe& KUat
est Market Price for
Beef Cattle and tlms fur
nish Denison people THE
BEST THERE IS, and pay
the money to Crawford
County Farmers.
Having purchased the entire interest
in this business I am determined to
show the people of Denison what can
be done by Fair Treatment, Low
Prices and the Best of Meats.
A Few Trial Orders will convince you
Denison Meat Market,
Settler's Picnic fl* 20
HOGS 7.00
CORN 60s
OATS 4oc
1/1 is
BER and you
get just as good
Meat by 'phone
or if you send
the children, as
if you selected
it yourself.
WAGON is at
the service of the
hour of the day.
Broadway, Denison, Iowa.
Studio Remodeled & Refitted Right Up/to/daet

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