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The Twin Falls times. (Twin Falls, Idaho) 1905-1916, September 03, 1908, SUPPLEMENT TO THE TWIN FALLS TIMES, Image 11

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business, which was read and adopted
as follows:
"We would recommend that Colonel
Thos. P. Hamer be made permanent
chairman, that the temporary secre
tary, G. P. McDonald, be made perma
unt secretary, that the assistant sec
retary, C. C. Deitrich. be made perma
nent assistant secretary; that the or
der of the committees shall be as fol
lows: 1st, Committee on Credentials;
second, Committee on Resolutions; 3rd,
Committee on Order of Business. The
Committee on Order of Business fur
ther recommends that the nominations
before this convention be made in the
following manner:
"United States senator, justice of the
Supreme court, one member of con
V, gress, governor, lieutenant governor,
attorney general, secretary of state,
auditor, treasurer, superintendent of
public instruction, Inspector of mines,
three presidential electors, State
Central committee."
The next business to come before the
convention was the naming of a per
manent chairman. The convention I
named Colonel Hamer, and he was es
corted to the platform and Introduced
by Major Reed in a very neat little
After great clamoring. Permanent
Chairman Colonel Hamer came to the
platform, and made a very brilliant,
witty and scathing speech. In part,
he said:
"Gentlemen of the Convention: I
wish to thank you from the bottom of
my heart for the honor you have this
day conferred upon me in making me
your permanent chairman.
"Whenever two or three are gath
ered together on a street corner in the
name of Democracy, and have an
nounced in loud and vociferous voices
that this is a Democratic year, you can
make up your mind that they are en
gaged in enacting the part of the small
boy who whistled when he was going
through the graveyard, just to keep
his courage up. You will also recall
on the recent pages of current history
that the mayor of Denver very obllg
ingly took off the lid In Denver the
very flirst day of the Democratic con
vention there, and also that on the day
that Wm. J. Bryan was nominated for
the third and last tune, that the sign
of the zodiac was in the craw «sh. ana
the wind was in the east. (EveryDooy
laughed.) When we count the ballots
next election day, it will be found
that the people of this part or tne state
not willing to swap tne living,
breathing, moving things tnat nave
been accomplished by 1 neodore Koose
velt. In the last four years, and a con
tinuatlon of which >s guaranteed ny
Mr. Taft Liquefied air, directoire
gowns, and soothing syrup tor near,
old Grandmother Democracy, but beer
steak, hot biscuit and all wool breech
es for the Republican people.
^ one .y ® *
suming Its great proportions. Even a
Democrat of good reputation, ir he has
tWO f°« r <î!! r hf a g nntl R ce P n b Jô fn the* bank
™ A jïlï 1 is within
and hlv «
win„ iAn St nnc wondhnrn
Ä J tinhnüf îl'rt mav ihTlZ
K. wi»h , mMi »t thP
^il ^n^lnr JLln ft^ then no
r' at ® nf
-T.fH. flv» the waist
hut ho «lsn wears «Nnii hat a size
unlnown ln th« ranis of the Demo
craHc nartv Af.uf dinner Dali and an
nv'orflnwlne hValn nan are the em
hioms of Mm» Rem.hllcan nartv (There
wa^ so much lauehtag and clannfng
that it was verv hard to hear him)
Thev have nroven that enublicM
* nromlses are P as eood and as secure as
anv bond
"A 'hnaa' la one of tne neeessarv con
conTmltXs of this mundane exirt
ence Moses was the greatest political
boss He was a Jew by birth and a
republican bv instinct He passed the
first pure food law—Hevburn passed
the second. (Apnlause was tremend
ous.) And he revised the tariff. Now,
my friends, in nil the Intervening een
turles since that there have been many
bosses. The Moses of this day Is Theo
dore Roosevelt, of Washington and
Oyster Bay. I claim the divine right to
choose my own boss and I am here to
day to renew allegiance to Theodore
Roosevelt. Whenever I hear the Dem
ocratlc party howling about party
bosses, I turn beck »be pages of my
history and indulge in a spasm.
"I read a little resolution which was
passed by a Virginia association the
other day: 'Whereas. Wm. J. Bryan,
the greatest commoner, and the great
est uncommoner, the great advocate of
free silver, the great advocate of gov
eminent ownership of railways, the
(Continued from Page 1.)
greatest blower of air, the greatest
man without a recc/d, Is trying to
break Into the president chair, that It
the opinion of this association that
he has about as much chance of sue
cess as a short-tailed bull in fly
time.' "
Speeches were made by Greene of
Shoshone, and Rossi, of Nez Perce.
Next the report of the Committee on
Resolutions was called for, and it was
moved that, as this committee had the
greatest possible mass of matter be
fore them, that the convention adjourn
until 10 o'clock the next morning, in
order to give them a chance to get it
in shape. Afterward this motion was
withdrawn, and it was requested that
this time be given the committee, and
that the convention remain in order.
This motion was carried, and there
were cries of "Heyburn! Heyburn!"
As Senator Heyburn did not respond,
was moved and seconded that comin
ations for United States senator be in
order. The motion was carried, and it
was moved that Senator Heyburn be
unanimously nominated. Carried.
(Applause lasted for ten minutes.)
Then Senator Heyburn responded, and
said, in part:
"Fellow Citizens: My heart is filled
with pride and with thankfulness that
have in this hour, the approbation of
my fellow citizens of the State of Idaho
(cheers), and I thank you and those
who sent you here, for the honor which
V° u have extended me. Mr. Chairman,
it does not come about as it was
planned. Back in the audience, I see
the face of one of the brightest young
men in the State of Idaho. He expected
to give some reason for the action you
have taken in nominating me for Uni
ted States senator. 1 feel that I am
suffering a real loss in not hearing the
remarks of Mr. Gray, from Shoshone."
At 5 o'clock Tuesday evening the
convention adjourned till 10 o clock
Wednesday morning. _
After the close of Senator Heyburn s
address, Gray of Shoshone addressed
the convention, and spoke against the
direct primary. At the close of his
speech, the convention adjourned until
ten o'clock Wednesday morning.
The convention gathered about 11
o'clock Wednesday morning, and pro
ceeded to hear the report of the Com
mittee on Resolutions. The report was
rea d by the chairman of the committee,
Edgar Wilson. At the close of the
reading it was moved to adopt it as a
whole. This motion was lost. Then a
motion was made to adopt it section
by section. This was lost. There was
a grea t deal of discussion as to
whether or not it should be adopted
section by section. Finally it was
agre ed to adopt the first eight sections,
The n, as the ninth section was the lo
cal opt ion plank, there was much dis
cus8lon regarding it, with the final re
sult that lt wa s included in the plat
{orm Next the dlrect primary plank
wa8 taken up xhere were 8everal
hea ted speeches on that plank, with the
result that Gray of Shoshone offered a
substitute, and the roll was called on
lt> with the result that 109 voted for it,
and 193 a S alnst il - Then the plank as
written was taken up, and by roll call
the ,. e were 134 for lt and 169 agaln8t
U ' Then u was moved t0 adopt the
rest of the l ,latlorm - Carried. Shortly
after a <U°umment was taken till 3
oclock - when the convention came to
gether at 3:45 o'clock, the business to
conle before the house was the uomina
tlon of the ticket ' The convention was
called to order by Hamer and soon
after Congressman French spoke. The
following ticket was named :
Hepublicun State Ticket
United States Senator—Weldon B.
He yburn, of Shoshone.
Congressman—Thomas R. Hamer, of
F,emont -
Governor—James H. Brady of Ban
n °ck.
Lieutenant Governor—L. H. Sweet
8er of Cassia
Secretary of State- Robert Lansdon,
of Washington.
Attorney General— D. C. McDougal,
ot Oneida.
Auditor— S. B. Taylor, of Bonner.
Treasurer—C. A. Hastings, of Nez
p « r ® e - T , _ _ _
Mine Inspector— F. C. Moore, of Sho
8hone -
Superintendent of Public Instruction
— 8 - Btlle Chamberlain.
Presidential Electors—Edgar Wilson,
of Ada; John Lamb, of Owyhee; A. A.
Crane, of Kootenai.
When it came to the nomination for
m ember of congress, and Col. Hamer's
name was mentioned, there was the
wildest enthusiasm. From outside ap
peared the Cplumbla band, and from
the back part of the hall came ban
hers bearing such inscriptions as "Col.
Tom, he's all right"; "Hamer"; "Ha
mer > He's The Man We Want," etc. For
fifteen minutes the band, followed
the banner carriers, and enthusiastic
supporters of Col. Hamer, marched
around the aisles of the hall, and
cheered and shouted. of
Then, after the roll was called, and
it was found that Hamer had 162 5-7,
and French 140 2-7, there was lusty
cheering. Hamer was called for a
speech. He said that when he had said
the day before that that was the proud- of
est moment of his life, he had been
mistaken. That today was the proud- to
est moment. He pledged himself to
carry out the policies of his party.
When the nominations for governor
were made, and Mr. Brady was de
dared the nominee by acclamation,
there was another enthusiastic demon
stration, and the governor was almost
carried to the platfo-m, where he de
livered a speech full of feeling.
in addition to the ticket, the State
Central Committee was named, after
which it was voted to return the people
of Boise a vote of thanks for their
courtesy and attention. Then the con
vention of 1908 was ended.
The Republican Platform.
The platform as adopted by the con
vention, is as follow«:
We, your Committee on Resolutions
report as follows:
Section 1. The Republican party, in
delegate convention assembled, again
presents its declaration of principles
to the people of this state, and confl
dently ask their support thereof. Mind
fu) alike of its success and its respon
sibilities, it takes the people into its
councils, confident of a renewal of
that allegiance so many times be
stowed in this state and in this na
tion on its political ideas and policies,
as distinguished from its leading op
ponent, which is one of destruction
an( j negation. Our political organiza
t( on jj as been the vanguard of Ameri
can progress, and the people have al
ways known the position of its candi
<j a tes on all of the great questions
a nd issues which confront them. The
Chicago convention of 1908 announced
those principles, convictions and pur
poses in language so clear that none
can misunderstand. That platform
defines the nations, and the Republi
can p a rty on all the great questions
which confront our people at this
time. We reiterate and affirm those
purposes and declarations, and the
Republican party of Idaho joins with
the Republican party of the nation on
these issues thus presented.
we unite with the whole world in
congratulating civilization in the
many advances made for popular gov
eminent by our Illustrious president,
Theodore Roosevelt. He has given
the masses of the people renewed
hope in our form of government; he
has shown them, as no president ever
did since the immortal Lincoln that
-the people do rule." He has awak
e ned the public conscience and given
a n ew definition to the word "hon
e sty." Because of the force of his
charactei . and the energy of the man,
every public official, from the highest
to the lowest in the land, sees a new
duty before him. Because of the ex
ample he has set public office in
volves such a service to the people
as was never contemplated before. He
hag g , ven ug such a record of officla i
llfe as meets the universal approval
not only of our party, but of all
parties and of all people. We have a
right to be proud of his administra
tion, and to ask the approval by the
people of the political organization he
has so highly honored.
Section 3. We join with the Repub
n C ans of the nation in support of our
candidates for president and vice
president, William H. Taft and James
s. Sherman. We congratulate our
par ty and the country upon the nomi
nation of William H. Taft for presi
dent. He , 8 a man of the hIgheBt
character and the ripest experience in
all those qualifications so essential to
the high office for which he has been
nominated. He has that ideal mental
equipoise which comes from his long
judicial experience. He possesses the
very highest order of executive abil
ity, as evidenced by his career as a
cabinet officer, and in the service of
his country In other capacities. He
has already been tried in almost every
situation that can confront him as
president, and has in each instance
risen to the full stature of the posi
tion. He has been thoroughly trained
in the great school of the present ad
ministration, and represents in every
way its policies. We know from the
record of the man himself, made in
the official stations he has occupied,
that he stands for all that our great
President Roosevelt represents, and
that, If elected, he will carry out those
policies and principles. The Ameri
can people are not willing that any
backward * step shall be taken, or that
any experiment shall be tried at this
time. They believe as we believe,
that Roosevelt stands for the very
best there Is in popular government,
and that our candidate for president
of the United States will continue in
the same course to the end that the
people of this country may govern
themselves in letter and In spirit, and
that we may have, as was intended
from the beginning, a government
of the people and by the people.
Section 4. We point with shame
to the insult tendered the people of
this state by the factional contest
now being carried on in the Demo
cratic party, and the complete sur
render of principle and party policy
to factional strife. The incompetency
of the party and its anfltness to con
troy the affairs of Btate, clearly ap
pear by the acts and assertions of
those claiming to be its leaders.
Section 5. We refer with great sat
isfaction to the record of our sena
tors, W. B. Heyburn and William E.
Borah, and our representative Burton
L. French. They have represented
this state with credit and honor, and
their course meets with the approval
of our party, here and throughout the
country. Our senators and represen
tative have especially distinguished
themselves in the councils of the na
tion. No state in the Union can boast
of higher character or greater ability
than is possessed by the delegation
from this young commonwealth. Sen
ator Heyburn has completed his first
term with a record which is the pride
of every citizen of this state, regard
less of party. He has stood in the
forefront of every great contest which
has come before that body in the last
six years. Through his efTorts the
Pure Food bill, a statute frought with
more beneftcience than almost any
single piece of legislation in this gen
eration, finds a place among our laws,
The powerful influence allied in the
interest of food adulteration have
prevented the enactment of this legis
lation for more than twenty years,
and it remained for a senator from
Idaho to force the passage of thts
great reform measure. His colleague,
Senator Borah, not. unmindful of the
traditions of the senate, has, with be
coming modesty, waited his oppor
tunity. Nevertheless, in the short time
he has represented us in that august
body, he has forged to the front, and
taken a place in the very foremost
rank of leadership in the highest rep
resentative body on earth. His ability
as a statesman and orator has been
recognized by the president of the
United States, and his associates in
the senate, and today our brilliant
young senator is fighting the battles
of our party in the very center of
the contest, in the great eastern corn
Section 5%. The work performed
by Burton L. French during the term
of his service in congress for the pro
tection of the Interests of the people
of Idaho, shows that he is well fitted
for the position that has been en
trusted to him. We especially en
dorse his stand in opposition to the
immigration of Chinese and Japanese
into the United States, and his ef
forts in favor of a bureau of mines
and mining,
Section 6. We endorse and com
i mend the record of the administration
of Governor Frank R. Gooding and
the able officials who have served
a with him. Without ostentation or dis
play, it has been carried on in an able
and business-like manner, and always
he for the best interests of the people
of this state.
Section 7. We declare in favor of
economy in public expenditures in the
administration of state and county of
flcials, so that the people may not be
unnecessarily burdened with taxation,
The burden of government should be
equitably distributed, that each and
every cltlzen m ay share his just pro
in portion thereof and In order that the
to wealth of the country, which is pro
tected by its laws, shall pay its pro
portionate part of the cost of maln r
talning the government. We call the
the attention of the people of this state
to the fact that during Republican ad
a ministrations corporate wealth, for
of the first time, has been forced to bear
He its share of the burden of the govern
ment. During Republican adminlstra
as tions the railroad, mining and other
corporations, for the first time in the
history of the commonwealth, have
been required to pay their Just pro
ad- portion of the expenses of state and
county government This great re
the form has not been spasmodic, but has
in been continuous ever since the Re
publican party was given control of
state affairs. While our party has
and done no injustice to; corporate wealth,
nor any other kind of wealth, never
theless, lt has properly added millions
any to the public assessment, which the
that corporations of this state had hereto
this fore evaded and prevented,
Section 8. The Republican party
very stands, as it has always stood, for the
principle of protection to American
Industries. Tariff schedules, as all
other legislation, need revision from
time to time, as new conditions arise,
We believe this revision should be
and tain
made by the friends of this legislation,
and not by its enemies. We contrast
Democratic revisions of the tariff
with Republican changes. Democratic
revision has always been followed by
disaster; Republican revision by pros
perity. Idaho is essentially a pro
ducer of raw material, and comes in
competition with all the world in that
direction. We believe that raw ma
terial should have protection, as well
as the manufactured products, to the
end that the laborer who produces
both should be properly protected
against his competitor in other lands.
The constittuion of this
state declares that the first considera
tion of all good government is the vir
tue and sobriety of the people and
the purity of the home, and that the
legislature shall further all wise and
well directed efforts for the promo
tion of temperance and morality. We.
therefore, declare in favor of an ef
fective county local option law, so
that the people in every county in this
state can have the power to decide
whether or not the liquor business
shall be carried on within their re
spective county boundaries, and we
plege the support of the Republican
party of this state to the enactment
of legislation which will bring about
that result.
Section 10. Our system of public
educational institutions consisting of
the numerous public schools and hl g
schools of the state, the NormHH
schools at Lewiston and Albion,
Academy of Idaho, at Pocatello? the J
State Industrial School at St. An- ^
thony, and the University of Idaho,
composed of a college of letters and j
arts, the College of Agriculture, and \
the College of Engineering, located at
Moscow, should be the first concern
of the people of the state.
We therefore pledge the Republl
party of this state to maintain
the integrity of these state institu
tions, as described by the acts creat
them, and to support each of them (
in maintenance and growth as far as
the finances of the state will allow,
recognizing that on the growth and
development of these institutions de
pends the upbuilding of the moral and
intellectual welfare of the youth of |
Idaho. And to this end we urge the
legislature to take up and pass the
appropriation bills for all educational *
and charitable institutions as soon
after convening as possible, and be^S
fore the other work of the legislatusA'1
shall be taken up. 4 J
Section 11. We recognize the gown
work done by our national adminlB|
t ration in its mighty contest wlM|
trusts and corporate greed. We h|M|
seen the baneful effect of them in4^H
ences at work within the purview^H
our constitutional provision on
subject, to the end that the peoplé^H
this state may be relieved of theg^H
influences of these combinat|Mf&
which stifle competition and resj^HM
Section 12. We declare in tiHH
a policy of general highway amH.' -■■■
improvement in this state.
lieve that one of the greatest
in the economy of production apd^HI
tribution is caused by bad roads
defective highways. We promtad
our party, through the legislate
in every other property wu^B
deavor to bring about a d^^RH
provement in the condlt^^^H
roads and highways.
Section 13. We cong^^^^|
people of this state on t^R^iî
of an eight-hour law,
by the Republican part^^HHRB
in favor of such
amendments to this XK^KÿSÊÊjjm
may make necessary an^^H|S|||l
the interests of the la^HnEH
Section 14. We call th^H||||||
the country to the *naHHR
employers' liability law,^HH
lican congress. As sn^H
thereto, and in aid thereo£^^^|
in favor of an effective «MH
liability law for this state, tM
that those engaged in emplall
other than interstate commerce
also be properly protected. •
Section 15. Recognising that oer
judlclal districts of this state Me
over-crowded with buslneas and that
litigants cannot have a speedy hear
ing, we pledge the Republican party
to take such action as shall he n eoee
sary to grant relief to such districts
In order that litigants may have a
speedy hearing and that Justice mag
be administered with delay.
Section 16. The Republican |
is the father of the home
and the friend of the bona ]
seeker and we, as the Rapt
this state, recognlrs the
there is a controversy sad
Section 9.

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