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"" itri-." THE WnOKLY HERALD, JUNE 18, 1908. V s f J ! ! ! fPUBLIiilN NAT L CONVENTION Roosevelt's Administration is Glowingly Endorsed ' And Wise Measures Declared to Have Been Adopted by 10th Congress Convention Hall At 12:14 Chairman New napped the ron- it ventlon to order and at 12:2 0 began making his opening re- marks. Associated Press. Chicago, June 16. The doors of the convention hall were thrown open at 10:30 o'clock as tbo first visitors, delegates and alternates began to filter In. High up In the girders of the- great arching roof a band struck up Amer ica and the first scene of the 1908 gathering was under way. The- dec oration scheme of the hall was purely a patriotic one, with gracefully draped flags f rcdomlnating. Tho tand kept up playing pntrlotlc airs as the crowd assembled. "Dixie" called out the first applause and "Star Spangled Ranner" brought out a burst of applause nnd cheering. Senators lleyburn and Horah of Idaho and Representative nontelle, of Illinois, were the first platform guests to arrive. In locating the delegations In tho body of (he con tention hall, Ohio wan the front of the stage. Directly across the aisle was Indiana, next was Illinois, and Just beyond Wisconsin. In the front room of the opposite side of the hall to the left of Ohio was Pennsylvania, and then on the extreme left came New York. Directly behind Ohio were Mln:woia, Connecticut, Colo rado, Maine, Nebraska, Idaho, North Dakota and Vermont. In view of the delegates on the right were tho ter ritories 0r Abuka. Hawaii, porto Rico and Philippines. Crowded cIohc upon the rear seats of Illinois were Mary, land. Arkansas, Florida and Iowa, wnlch Is expected to furnish gun nowder for such explosions as will take placo during the vice presiden tial struggle. Way buck last of all was Oklahoma. Prayer at the opening session of the convention was delivered by Archbishop Muldoon, of tho Catholic diocese of northern Illinois, and will be tho Lord's prayer only. When newspaper correspondents reached their Beats they found facil ities wholly Inadequate. Storms of censure and criticism were at once di rected at Chairman New of tho na tional committee, who supervised the press arrangements. Corre spondents were crowded In quarters altogether too meager and no method of egress was provided. The press arrangement were worse than any thing seen In many years. Delegates were slow In arriving and flften minutes before the hour set for calling the convention to or , der tho delegates' section was not naif filled, but music of marching bands In the street poured Into the hall and parading hosts were at hand. They overran the large crops of door keepers and ushers and delegates from a score of states crowded Into their places. The 'most notable guests on the speaker's platform were slow In ar riving. First to appear were Ambas sador and Mme. Jusscrand of France, who were soon followed by other members of the diplomatic corps. It was nearly 12 o'clock when Ambas sador and Mrs. Bryce, of Great Brit ain reached the hall. Conspicuous among the diplomats was Minister Wu Ting Fang, of China. At 12 o'clock, the hour set for opening the convention, there was no evidence that It would be called to order for some time. Chairman New was not In evidence on the platform and sev ' eral leading delegations were repre sented In meager fashion. In the galltrics possibly two-flfts of tho Heats wer0 empty, although specta tors were thronging the entrances in a fashion that promised to fill them . speedily. The tap of Chairman New's gavel .fell at 12:18 but it was some little .time before there was desired quiet in the hall, part of the delay was due to the timely arrival of a delayed portion of the Ohio delegation bear ing a blue satin banner with the pic ture of Taft lithographed In colors upon It. There was cheering for a time and then the band struck up "HaH to the Chief." ThQ demonstration-' waal not a sustained one. The Taft banner was not allowed to be retained In the hall and was taken to a sldo room. After a flash light picture taken of the assemblage Chairman New made a brief speech during which he men tloned the name of Itoosevelt. This was greeted with outburst of cheers which however continued but a few seconds. New then Introduced Bishop Muldoon of Chicago, who re cited the Lord's prayer with a clear resonate voice. After Secretary Mai loy naa rena me can ror tne son ventlon. the chairman Introduced Senator Burrows of Michigan, as temporary chairman. The Platform. Associated Pre Chicago, June 16. The platform opens with a glowing endorsement of the administration of President itoosevelt and shows the great de velopment of the country under va rlous Republican administrations during Just forty years and says "Nothing so clearly demonstrates the sound basis upon which our com mercial, Industrial and agricultural Interests are founded and necessity of prompting tho continued welfare through the operation of Republi can policies as the recent safs pai sago of tho American people through a financial disturbance which If ap pearlng in- the midst of Democratic rule or a menaco of it, night have equalled the financial panics of the past. We congratulate the people upon this renewed evidence of Araer lean supremacy and hail with confl dence the signs now manifest of the completo restoration of buslnoss pros perlty In all lines of trade, commerce and manufacturing." Continuing It says tho people have felt tho wisdom of entrusting to the Republican party the control of tho national legislation since the election of McKlnley In 1896. "Many wise and progressive measures have been adopted by the recent session of congress which nave demonstrated the patriotic re solve of Republican leadership to keep step In the forward march tO' ward better government. Only the obstruction and filibustering of the Democratic minority of last congress prevented the enactment of a num ber of measures of great public ben efit, the consideration of which can be entrusted only to another Repub lican majority. But many wholesale and progressive laws were enacted and we especially commend the emergency currency bill, the 1)111 ap. pointing a national monetary com mission, employers and government liability laws: measures for greater efficiency In the army and navy, the widows pension bill, a model child labor law for the district of Colum bia, designed for emulation "by other states; new statutes for the safety of railroad engineers and firemen, and many acts, conserving? public welfare." The platform declares for a revi sion of the tariff, approves the emergency measures adopted by the government during the recent finan cial disturbance and especially com mends tho passage by congress of temporary enactment designed to protect the country from a repetition of such stringency only until there can be established a permanent cur. rency system that will avoid emerg encies, "The present currency laws fully Justified their adoption hy expanding commerce. Marvelous growth In wealth and population, multiplying centers of distribution, Increasing demand for the movement of crops in the West and South and entail ing periodic changes in the monetary conditions, diclose the need of more elastic currency and adaptable sys tem. Such system must meet the re quirements of agriculturalists, man ufacturers, merchants and hnslncss men generally, automatic In opera tion, minimizing the fluctuations of Interest rBtes and above all musit be In harmony with the Republican doctrine which Insists that every dol lur shall bn baaed upon, redeemable In, and ns Rood an gold." l'ohtal savings bankg are favored, Chicago, Juno 10. Burrows began to speak at 12:34 and had 'been speaking about six minutes when he mentioned Roosevelt's uame. He wa evidently a bit excited as lie had some difficulty In pronouncing the well known name. He stuttered and stopped once or twice but finally the delegates recognuing what he was trying to say began a demonstra tion. North Carolina, Texa and West Virginia led the cheering while the applause was general on the floor and balcony. The cheering lasted nearly two minutes. Burrows In re suming mentioned Fairbanks and there wns a round of applause. The name of Lincoln received a general but brief hand clapping. Burrows completed his remnrks at 1:42. When the applause at tho conclu sion of Burrow's remarks ceased, the list of temporary officers was read and adopted. The names of the new ntalonal committeemen were an nounced and at 2:03 tho convention adjourned until tomorrow noon. HAPPY WOMEN Plenty of Them In Texas and Oool IleaMon for It. Wouldn't any woman be happy. After years of backache suffering, Days of misery, nights of unrest, The distress of urinary troubles, She finds relief and cure? No reason why any Texas reader Should suffer In tbe face of evi dence like this: Mrs. J. A. Beck, of Austin, Texas, employed at the Asylum for the Blind, and living at 1605 Sabine Street, says: "lu April, 1902, when living at 1709 East Avenue, I gave a testimonial concerning Doan's Kid ney Pills, after I had procured a sup. ply. The cure they performed has Deen permanent in every particular and I have told a great many suf ferers from backache and kidney ail ments to give them a trial If they wished to get positive relief. You are at liberty to continue the use of my name as one who endorses all the claims made tor Doan's Kidney Pills." For sale by all dealers. Prce ,R0 cenU. Foster-Mllburn Co., Buffalo, New York, sole agents for tho United Staates. Remember th8 name Doan's and take no other. FAVORS BRYAN AND BANKING LAW Associated Press. Glenwood Springs, Colo., June 16. The state Democratic vonventlon today adopted resolutions Instructing tbe delegates to the national conven tion to vote for Bryan for the presi dential nminatlon "while his name shall be before the convention," also advocating a national banking law similar to the banking law of the state of Oklahoma. There was a minority report favoring Instructions for Bryan 'but asking that national Issues be left to the national conven. tlon. Although Mayor Speer won out In his fight yesterday, he was de feated almost unanimously when he favored the minority report today. Thinks It saved III Life. Lester M. Nelson, of Naples, Me., says In a recent letter: "I have used Dr King's New Discovery many years for coughs and colds, and I think it saved my life. I have found it a re liable remedy for throat and lung complaints, and would no more be without a bottle than I would be without food." For nearly forty years New Discovery has stood at the head of throat and lung remedies. As a preventive of pneumonia, and healer of weak lungs It has no equal. Sold under guarantee at L. O. Thompson ft Co.'s drug store. 50c and $1. Trial 'bottle free, ' Marriage Licenses, (From Tuesday's Daily.) Marriage licenses were Issued yes terday by th ecounty clerk to the following couples: S. W. RIggan and Mrs. E. E. Mc. Leod. John O, Clem and Mrs. Fannie Teters. Walter W. Clark and Mrs. M. L. Hendricks. Miss Mabelle Battle, of Waco, who has been visiting Mrs. J. P. Wood and Mrs. T. B. Pearson here left yes- terday for Lar home. TO RAISE TO TOLL VALUE EquaPzatlon Board Under Oath Must Put Market Values Down For Property (From Tuesday's Dally.) Full rendition, and full value, It the renditions are not that way, Is tho policy which the county board of equullxatlon must follow In Its de liberations the rest of the week. The board convened this morning and Is now going over the rolls turned over to It by the county assessor. Just how extensive the changes which the boirrd will make canuot be told uutll their work has proceeded further. But tho oath which each member of tbe board took Is a proof that tho "full rendition'' order will figure in the work this year. The iron-clad oath which -the members took Is as follows: True and Market Value. "I, a member of the board of equalization of Potter county, for the year 1908, hereby solmenly swear that In the performance of my du. ties as a member of such board for said yesr, I will not vote to allow any taxable property stand assessed on tho tax rolls of said county for said year at any sum which I believe to be less than Us true market value, or If it has no market value then its real value; that I will faithfully en deavor and as a member of said board will move to have each Item of taxable property which I believe to bo assessed for said year at less than its true market value or real value, raised on tbe tax rolls to what I believe to be Its true caah market value, if It has a market value. If not, then to Its real values, and that I will faithfully . endeavor to have the saHgesscd valuation of all proprty subject to taxation within said coun ty stand upon the tax rolls of said county for said year at its true cash market value or If It has not market value, then Its real value. I further solemnly swear that I will faithfully perform all tbe duties required of me under the constitution and laws of this state, o help me God." Too Broad an Asaertlon, One part of the oath, as originally outlined, the members of the board declined to take. , According to it the member swore that he had read aii the constitution and statutes rela tive to the valuation of taxable prop erty and that he understood them. In view of the mass of statutory and other provisions bearing on the sub. ject and the various Interpretations which have been put upon parts of them, it Is not surprising that the board should be reluctant to make so sweeping an assertion as that con tained In the oath. Judge Sam R. Merrill and Com missioners J. W. Kennerly, J. T. Claybrook, R. B. Newcome and W. A, Campbell, all the members of the board, are taking part In the work. Notice. What you can get and have done at the Palo Duro Wall Paper and Paint Store: Your house, store and office fix tures built or repaired, painted, pa pered and decorated In any style you can name. Your fuYnlture repaired and finished to match m color to suit your rooms. ' All kinds of signs and pictorial work, display advertising a specialty. Paper, paints, oil, brushes, glass, etc. We have Just secured the best mechanics we could find and guar, antee. best of work promptly com pleted. In placing your work be sure yog give H to me or one of my solicitors. I vote and pay taxes in Amarlllo. W. E. HORNE, 2452d4wc Store Owner. $200 AN ACRE. Improvements at Canadian Increase Land Prices. (From Tuesday's Dally.) Special to Daily Panhandle. Canadian, Texas, June 13. O. G. Roquemore, E. Walllngton, and Ed Kirk, were Canadian visitors this week. George Holden, formerly of Ama rlllo P. V. shops Is now Boilermaker and yard foreman In the' Canadian yards. The cement construction gang Is engaged In preparing the pit for a large turntable in the Santa Fe yards. ' Isaacs Bros., of this place, have closed a deal conveying forty acres of land near Canadian to a Mr. Har ris. Purchase price wag $8,000. You Never Can Tell Just exactly the cause of your rheu matism, but you know you have it. Do you know that Ballard's Snow Liniment will cure It? relieves the pain reduces the swelling and Um bers the joints and muscles so that you will be as active and well as you ever were. Price 25c, 50c and $1. Sold by L. O. Thompson & Co. TKRSONAL MENTION Judge Madden was In Clarendon yesterday on business. H. P. Canode left yesterday on a business trip down the Denver, Mrs. A. B. Winkler left yesterday tor visit lth relatives In Dallas. Walter Orr of Hereford, Is In town visiting around among his numerous friends. Miss Maudo Bechtel, of Happy, l visiting her sister, iilss Jennie Uorhtcl. It. S. Bywaters, of Roxton, is hero vUlting friends and looking after business affairs, B. C. D. Byuum has gone to Cor pus Chrlstl and Rockport for a short recreation trip. Judge Fires of Quanah, was In Amarlllo yesterday to be acted upon by the Elks here, Mrs. Delia Whltcomb and Miss Addle Whltcomb are In Dallas on ac count of the severe Illness of Mrs. Whltcomb's son-ln-law. Will Reld of Beaumont who has been visiting here left last week for his home. His little cousin, Helen Morgan, accompanied him for a visit in Burnett county. Walter S. Pope, of the law firm of pope and Stlnson, at Anson, stop. ped over In Amarlllo yesterday after a trip to Roswell to visit bis uncle Judge W. H. Pope. A Vital Tolnt. The most "' flellcate of a baby Is its bowels: Every ailment that it safrers with attacks the bowels also endangering In most cases the life cf the Infant. McGee's Baby Elixir cures diarrhoea, dysentery and all derangements or the stomach or bowels. Sold by L. O. Thompson & Co.' ' TROOP ELECTS OFFICERS. Commissioned Officers Retain riaces on Company Staff, (From Tuesday's Dally.) Captain W. H. Ingerton, First Lieutenant John Golding and Second Lieutenant Stephen D. Ridings, were re-elected in the annual election of officers In Troop B and the follow Ing list of sergeants and corporals has been named: J. U. Klrkman Fred Dewltt, N.' T. Pierce, Sam Snl der, sergeants; L. L. Brlttaln, stable sergeant; P. P. Martin, quarter. master sergeant; O. C. Malone, Ward Stubblefleld, Frank Morgan, Brlggs Patterson, James Wofford, corporals J. G. Duncan, company clerk; Thorn as Graves, trumpeter. The troop now has an enlistment of fifty-five officers and men and will go to the encampment this year with the largest numbe rthat It has ever had at a nencarapment. A Wreck is the only fit description for the man or woman who Is crippled with rheu matlsm. Just a few rheumatic twinges may be the forerunner of a severe attack stop the trouble a start with Ballard's Snow Liniment Cures the rheumatism and all pain Prtce 25c, BOc and $1. Sold by L. O Thompson & Co. ROOSEVELT NOR TAFT COMMITTAL Washington, D. C. June 16. Sec retary Loeb gave out a statement at tbe White House today as follows "That which purports to be the Ko-alled 'administration platform' telegraphed from Chicago and pub lished this morning Is a mere ten tatlve draft prepared by one of th members of the resolution commit tee for submission to Taft win view of securing his views upon cer tain planks. A large part of this purported platform was never seen by the president at all, and a nura ber of planks contained In the re mainder were subjected to amend ment verbal and substantial. This and other drafts were tentative merely for the Information of cer tain members of the resolution com mittee who were seeking the view of various prominent Republicans Neither the President nor Mr. Taft Ill commit himself nor would corn- It himself to any particular form of platform but various drafts ot the proponed planks were laid beforo both." " H The 111 Ileml of two kinds conceit and th efltr head that comes from a l'k head ache. Does your head ever reel iue gourd and your brain feel Iooho nd sore? You can cure It In no me by acting on your liver with Uullard's Herblne. Isn't It worth trying for the absolute and rortaln relief you'll get? Sold by L. O. Thompson & Co. CANDIDATES LINED UP List Is Filed Willi Chairman Roberts tor Primary on July 25ih (From Mondays Dally.) Nearly thirty county and precinct candidates have entered and duly qualified with County Chairman W 8. Roberts for part In tho Democratic primary on tho 25th of next month Only on8 cundldate has formally an nounced on any other ticket. For Congress John II. Stephens, of Quanah, who has already served the district for many years, will have no opposition. J. R. Bowman announces for re- eloctlon to the legislature, and J. C, Hunt, who is announced by the chair man from Swisher county, will con test with hira for the office. Judge J. N. Browning holds over as district Judge but the race for the district attorneyship Is open and shows three entries, Henry Bishop, of Amarlllo for re-election. A. A, LumDkln. of Amarlllo, and B. H. Baker, of Hereford. , County offices as usual trescnt many contests and some of these are already warm. Beginning with Judge tho list Is as follows; For Judge J. W. 8. llolmnn, W W. Gowin, W. M. Jeter. - For Clerk Frank Wolflln, E. O Felcrabend. For sheriff . R. Reld, F. S. Franklin. J. E. Hughes, H. A. Mc Donald. For county attorney E. W. Sam uetl, R. E. Underwood. For treasurer A. B. Ray, N. II. Tudor. For tax assessor T. W. Barnes, J 1 Tarks. For hide and animal inspector II G. Sadler. W. T. Sanders, A. L. Brit tain, G. M. Snider. For constable precinct No. 1 W, F. Cobb. W. S. Carter. J. W. Kee. ton. For Justice of peace precinct No, W. W. Kidd, K. K. Kerr. . For commissioner Precinct No. R. B. Newcome; precinct No. 4, T. Claybrook; precinct No. 3, J. Gaut. R, The clubwomen of Massachusetts are fighting ngalnst the movement to lower the milk standard In that state. This fight Is said to bo win nlng more recruits to the cause o woman suffrage than anything that Rag come up in tho last ten years, Mothers have come to agree with Mrs. Charlotte Perkins Gilman In as sertlng that politics which affects tho purity of milk and water is "not out side the home, but Inside the baby.' Justto Brewer of the United States ttipreme court Is a strong ad vocate of small farmfl as a mean sot promoting social life In the country. After a man has done a hard day's work," he says, "he does not want to ride ten or twelve miles In order to attend a gathering of friends and oh tain some diversion." smnii iarms will some day bo the rule In thlj fa vored part of Imperial Texas. No Sunday school in Amarlllo was ever so well attended as the sensa tional trial which occupied the time of the district court In Amarlllo the past week. There seems to be still a difference In people's tastes. Thero also seems to be still a tendency among men to reform others and overlook oneself. Secretary Taft Is to bo presented with a pair of mohair pants by the Republicans of Texas In case ho Is nominated for prenident by tho Chi cago convention. The gift Is appro priate. Like an ansora goat, Mr. Taft will find himself up a tree or in th3 brush by the Ides of next No vember. The Outlook wlshig to know If we are enlng to kill 1(50 peonle on te Fourth of July and malm ivo k nnn wnlch was whnt happened In 1906. It goes on to say that tho celebration tins grown to bo but a holocaust ot hlldre.n, simply bucautio we lack the enemy to bienk a trunnion wnlch istened Itself upon us decades ago. Ono William L. McDonald, an al- fged lawyer, in taking up the de nse of Albert Patrick for murder, akes occnslon to fling slurs and in sults at th0 pooplo of Texas and the Texas courts. Coming from such a source, wo have every hope of recov ering from tho effects. The tent la up, the animals are being quartered, the bnnd Is tuning up and th0 O. O. P. elephant Is go ing through his last drill before ho pulls off his big stunt In Chlcngo this eek. For a full account of tho pro- ram of the one-ring circus watch the columns of tho Dally Punhaudle. Olga Nethersole says If sho had It to do over ngftln she'd bo a wife and mother rather than an actress. Quite likely. Most of us think If we had it to do over again we would choose dif ferently. And Just ns likely make as great, If not greater, mistakes. Walter Wellman says In the Chicago Itecord-Hcrald that the contest over an autl-lnjunctlon plank In the Re publican platform, which Is Indorsed by the administration, will decide whether the party favors tho bis stick or the big cigar. Sirloin steak has been soiling as high os 30 cents a pound in New York City. Judging from the prices attached to some of tho bills of faro the presumption would bo thut It cost three times as much. During tho lust seventeen years over 23,000 men bavo lost their lives In American mines. Figures Uko theBO show that th0 earth exacts a heavy price for the treasure It gives up unless tho greatest care Is taken to prevent disaster. . Minister Wu says the foreign com merce of China amounts to only $1 per capita. In the United States the per capita Is $35. There are other marked differences between tho two countries equally to the credit of the United States. Some courts are so unreasonable. A tribunal In Buffalo sent a man to the penitentiary for beating his wife, despite the admission of the latter that he only beat her once In a whllo. With a revival in progress, three or four shows and alrdomcs open, a sensational trial just concluded and a murder case on deck, Amarlllo surely Is not wanting for excitement. The Russian word for "pastime" Is "vremyapreprovoshdolmja." The appropriateness of tho word is at tested h ythe time it takes to spell It, rAn executive hns been defined as a man executive has been defined as man who decides quickly and Is sometimes right, . If you have planted trees, cultlvnt them Just as you would cultlvat corn. It pays. The trees grow, A Judge need not necessarily be a man of good Judgment. A wise look goes far In the make-up of many Judges. They are calling It "soppy Knn. sas" now. There were eight lnchej of rainfall there in three days re cently. .' v The dlrectolre gown Is said to date back to 350 B- C, but this must be a mistake. It Is nearer Evo than that. In your actions of today, remem ber thero Is always a tomorrow. 1908 FLOODS ARE NOW OVER One Week Will See Waters o! Both Kaw and Missouri Back to Normal Kansas City, June 16. According to the weather office tho floods of 1908 have passed. Both the Kaw and Missouri are falling and in loss than a week is expected will be nee essary to allow the water to return to Its normal condition. Slight rains have fallen during tho past twenty four hours along both rivers, but these have had little effect. Rail roads however are still demoralized and few trains are moving on sched. ute. . f I U , r tt r- t f K A