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How It Was Done.
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Denver, Colo., July ,11 —Mr. Dunn,
coming to the final period of hie
speech, said: “1 offer the name of
America’s great commoner, Nebra
ska's gifted son, William ”
Then the storm broke. A conven
tion official at a sign from the Bryan
managers pressed a button that had
been made ready for this occasion,
and an immense portrait of Bryan
dropped to view over the platform.
This was strictly spontaneous, you
must understand. Amid the tumult
and uproar many could not get a good
look at It and yelled "turn it around."
Those in charge turned it this way
and then that, and then we all recog
nized the Colonel. That old familiar
gum-elastic smile could not be mis
taken, that smile which has been the
night-mare of old-line democrats for
twelve years now, and the audience
whopped itself hoarse for the great
Id tol, anti-imperalism and other
dead issues idol.
That was the stage setting for the
gseat culminating act of the conven
tion’s work. Only one thing was lack
ing to make the picture complete
There should have been another pic
ture of the Pefferine whiskers of
Kern of Indiana opposite that of the
Colonel as he had already been sele
cted at Lincoln. It was enough to
make those who were giants in the
party in the old days when a demo
cratic convention meant something
better than a round up of the cranks
on the continent turn over In their
Having run the gamut of all the
quackery, demagoguery and fustian,
with the last plank of the Chicago
platform of 1896 waterlogged and
sunk, the fantastic crew thgt la run
ning the democratic party has got
hack to Bryan and the Oklahoma
platform of nine foot hotel sheets as
a life raft and is drifting the Lord
knows where.
The band struck up" the “Star
Spangled Banner.” "Star Spangled
Banner be Hanged/’said a southern
delegate, "they had better make it
a funeral march. It’s the funeral of
the democratic party. All there is
to look forward to Is the Interment
next fall. And I don’t think there
will be any friends of the family left
to pass around and view the remains.
Nine foot sheets and six feat of earth
oast and west hr all that’s left of the
party. I wonder U there is any other
asinine thing thatdemocracy .can do
In convention assembled. Of course,
at first Mush you’d think there was
not, hut I don’t know. I am afraid
the returns from all the lunatic asy
lums are not In yet.”
Meantime the cheering went on.
The crowd went wild. The delega
tlon banners waved and tossed wild
ly about, delegates and spectators
rose to their feet and cheered them
selves hoarse. One woman stood on
the chairman’s table and yelled like
a Comanche; several Oklahoma ladles
triad to pull the New York delegation
i .to the vortex, but Tammany soever
sleeps, so had no use for nine foot
sheets, and remained silent. The
portrait of the Colonel over the plat
form looked up at the front rows of
the gallery, which had been quietly
packed with large lunged shouters be
fore the doors were thrown open to
the public and winked. And the deaf
ening din went on. The democratic
party, which had stood for humai
slavery and seen that buried; had
stood for secession and seen that
buried; had stood for greenbackery
and seen that buried; flat money,
fifty cent dollars, and the abolition of
the United States Supreme Court, ant
seen them all sunk out of sight, had
at last got on ground from which it
refused to be booted or jeered. It
was clinging to a man that could
stand for anything or everything and
was used to being burled.
The delegates who did not join in
the uproar with much heart were
those old-line democrats from the
south. Bryan and Bryanism have be
come a bitterer and bitter dose Ik.
them of late, and ms they are not jit
cluslvely recruited from the violent
wards of Bedlam* they can’t see a
democratic victory in a campaign un
der a pair of twice defeated candi
dates. Some joined In the cheering
but In a half-hearted way. But even
alienists themselves suffer more or
less from the contagion of insanity
with which they ire surrounded, and
it was evident that the reason of
Some of the southerners was begin
ning to totter under the influence of
the whirling ghost dance. Had the
thing kept on much longer probably
they would have been gibbering and
muttering with the rest.
"Well, well,"said the southern dele
gate, as he walked away to the Al
bany, When the rumpus was all over
and Bryan nominated, "It doesen’t
seem quite right. I am willing that
we should have our share, but why
til the darned fools in the country
should make a stampede Into the
democratic party is more than I can
out, It lan t a fair deal.”
The Lamar Register
The Democratic Platform
Out of much confusion and travail
the Democratic party has at last
evolved Its platform. That document
was to be a thrilling bugle note to
the Democracy. Instead it contains
the usual condemnation of the Repub
lican party, and upon the point where
a great deliverance was expected, to
wit: the Injunction plank It com
For several weeks, ever since the
Republicans met in Chicago, the
Democrats have filled the air with
their cries against the so-called in
junction plank of the Chicago con
vention. And now they have created
a plank which is very little differ
ent in actual substance from the doc
ument which they pretend so much
to dlsplse.
They have eliminated the plank
relating to trial by jury in contempt
cases, which was the thing for which
Samuel Gompers and his friends most
vigorously contended; and they have
contented themselves with demand
ing that no restraining order Issued
without notice remain in force for
more than ten days. And this, there
fore, is the result of the days of
thought and the nights of toil, the
plank that has been built to appease
the labor vote and yet not drive a
way the great mass of conservative
Democrats of the country. But like
many another makeshift it will large
ly fail In both directions, for It has
been given too much prominence al
ready throughout the country.
The other planks of the platform
are without particular point, and
contain, outside the denunciations of
the party which has been charged
with the responsibility of governing
the country, the usual assortment of
promises by which the Democracy
hopes to catch the voters of the
country. —Colorado Springs Tele
Stopping The Clock.
When it was seen that the nomin
ation could not be reached untlll a
new day had come, a cold chill stole
along the spine of Democracy In con
vention assembled. All breathed eas
ier when one with the courage of his
superstition raced to the gallery and
stopped the clock while it trembled
on the verge of Friday. Was It a
premonition? It did not check the
coming dawn, and in spite of the at
tempt to ward off the hoodoo. Mr.
Bryan was saddled with a Friday
Some there are who will be quick
to say that the action was character
istically Democratic. The main chargt
against It as a party Is that It puts
the brake on progress and sets back
the clock to prevent Its being worn
out. The experiments the country
have permitted It to make with the
machinery of government have been
most costly. It robbed the people of
many years of advancement, set back
time and destroyed confidence with
Its fault finding and disconcerting
warnings that the good old road was
leading to destruction. Whenever It
has been permitted to have its way.
the result has been as disastrous as
though the land had indeed been be
witched by evil spirits and the people
had fallen victims of that very hoodoo
the convention clock was stopped to
ward against.
It Is not a vital matter. Things
would probably have come out the
same whether the clock had been
stopped or thrown onto the high gear.
The suspicion is strong that the time
piece of Democracy was really stopp
ed for a four year period before the
convention was called to order. Any
how, half the delegates who voted
for Bfyan on Friday morning had
their fingers crossed and had called
"King’s X” before doing so. —Denver
Beet Sugar Development.
"Development of the beet sugar in
dustry in the West has been the won
der of the world," said Charles F.
Saylor, government sugar expert,
whose home is in lowa, at the Eb
bltt House yesterday.
. "When I began my beet sugar in
vestigations at the beginning of Sec
retary Wilson’s administration, there
were six beet sugar factories tn the
United States. Now there are up
wards of seventy, the smallest of
which represents an outlay of nearly
9500,000, while the largest cost more
than $3,000,000. This country has th«
largest sugar factory in the world.
It is located at Spreckels, Cal., and
has a capacity for beets at the rate
of a train load a mile long every day
in the year. There Is another large
factory at Oxnard, Cal.
"Establishment of these large fac
tories has been a boom to the farm
ers of the West. The leading beet
sugar Btates in order of importance,
are Colorado, Michigan, California,
Utah and Idaho. In each of the
States named the farmers are mak
ing much money by raising sugar
beets. They depend upon their beet
'crop just as they do on their milk,
their potatoes, Ac. Its all nonsence
to talk about beet sugar being in
ferior to cane sugar. All sugar Is
zrziararjkram of PRauraxe oovxttt
n n i-i_ri_ru-u-ij-Lr-u-u-i-i-»i-u->i—u—u—ij—ii—,—.—»—^i—i * " m » - - m - —i
We have just receive a new invoice of Stationery,
including Tablets and Envelopes, Box Paper, etc.
As you will see by examining our stock, we carry
more Books and Stationery than all other dealers
in the County combined and are therefore in posi
tion to underbuy and undersell all competitors.
Tablets from 5c to 50c. Box Paper, 10c to $2.00
McLEAN BROS. Druggists, Stationers and Jewelers
ulike, whether it comes from beets or
cane. Sugar refined is the product
of vegetable matter, and whether it
comes from beets or cane uoesn’t
matter. There is not a sugar manu
facturer, a chemist, or a physicist
that can tell the difference between
cane sugar and beet sugar, unless he
reads the brand on the can.” —Wash-
ington "Post.”
The Farmers Have Fared Beet.
Washington, D. C., July 9, 1908. —
It is evident that in their denuncia
tion of high prices the Democratic
opponents of Protection will be oblig
ed to ulrect their assults chiefly upon
the great body of American farmers.
Certain it is that the latest advices
regarding the tendency of prices in
the wholesale markets of the country
according to reports just made by the
Bureau of Labor in the Commerce
Department, demon at rate conclusive
iy that the farmers of the country
have been the chief beneficiaries
from the upward movement in prices
during the past fifteen years. Prices
of commodities alleged to be control
led by trusts have increased in far
less proportion than have the product
of the farm. If it is true, as the
Democratic denunciators of the Pro
tective system assert, that the trusts
and combinations control prices of
the necessaries of life. It is appar
ent from the record produced by the
Bureau, following the investi
gation of wholesale prices, that these
trusts and combinations have not
been as successful as were the Amer
ican farmers in securing advanced
prices for their products.
Everything Changed.
How times have changed! When
we were young, people had bad colds
they soaked their feet in hot water
and got well, the Norcatur Register
says. Now they have grip take qui
nine and are sick all summer. Then
they had sore throat, wrapped a
piece of fat pork in anold sock, tied
it around the neck at night and went
to work the next morning, now they
have tonsilitis, a surgical operation
and two weeks in the house. Then
they had belly aches, took castor oil
and recovered. Now they have ap
pendicitis, a week in the hospital and
six feet due east and west and six
feet perpendicular. They worked
then; now they labor. In those days
they wore underclothes; now thej
wear lingerie. Then they went to a
restaurant for dinner; now they go
to a cafe. Then they broke a leg;
now they fractured a limb. They
went crazy then; now they have a
brainstorm. Minlisters preached hell
fire straight from the shoulder then;
now they read an essay on the flow
ers that bloomed on Mohammed's
grave. Politicians then paid good
hard cash for votes. Now they seud
government garden seeds.
Notes From Lamar Register of
July 13, 1885.
C. C. Goodale got home from the
Chicago convention, a business trip
to Washington and other cities yes
terday morning. Mr. Goodale is al
ways a busy man and leaves today
for Folsom.
C. G. Constant was here this week
making arrangements to start a dally
The continued dry weather Is Inter
fering with the growing of grain
crops, but the cane and other feed
crops are standing it wall.
The Arkansas Valley Land Headquarters
Bargain* in Farm Proparty
If )on have any aoapa ia real
aetata bring them! o as and
let as try to sail than for you
First National Bank Bldg. Lamar,Colo.
Straw Hats Price
Our $5.90 Florsheim Oxfords, now $4.00
#r all ® X^°r< * S ’ I,OW $2.65
ir : ir\ illi Ladies Shirt Waists $2.00, now $1.50
T jay \ VCy( ) Ladies Shirt Waiste 1.50, now 1.10
timWiisW an Ladies Shirt Waists 1.25, now 1.00
Ladies Shirt Waists 1.00, now .75
and Embroidery % off
’*•**■-*=-'fcs- A BIG reduction
A*E BE T£-RMl»B7> THAT ALL LEFT-OVEKS. All SIIID IllCr MUlmery 1-3 Off
■■ Ladies and Children s Oxfords, to
_ clean up stock will sell any pair in the
J. CAPPS and SONS house at 3-4 the price.
100 percent pure wool All Canvass Oxfords at 1-3 off
Suits formerly $20.00, now at $15.50 =
Suits formerly 18.00, now at 14,00 Our goods are all marked in plain
Suits formerly 15.00, now at 11.50 f igurcs . We have many bargains for you,
Suits formerly 12.50, now at 9.00 many articles in Summer Goods that we
Children's, Boys' and Young Men's Suits we prefer to sell at a loss rather tham carry
are offering at one-third off the regular price them over.
The W.M. Dickinson Lumber Co.
Yellow and While Pine Finish
Sash, Doors and2Moi«klinffs
Lime, Cement andftßrlck
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