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Volume 24 LEWISTON, IDAHO, THURSDAY, AUGUST 30, 1900 Number 82 G. A. R. PARADE Fully 50,000 Veterans Took Part in the Great Parade Today. REVIEW LASTED FIVE HOURS Tent of Thousands of Spectators Lined the Streets to Witness the Pageant. Chicago, 111., Aug. 28.—To the strains of the "Star Spangled Banner," ''Yankee Doodle," and ''Marching Through Georgia," mingled with "Auld Lang Syne" and "My Old Kentucky Home," 50,000 Grand Army veterans marched in the heat of an August sun and received the plaudits of the tens of thousands of men, women and children who lined the streets and filled the windows along the entire line of the great parade. It is true that some the veterans fell by the way side; but the vast majority stood the fatigue in a manner that punctured the predictions of the wiseacres that this is to be the last march of the great host. The great majority of them marched with precision, even if they were not as quick at obeying commands as in the old days. They carried the old flags and some of them were burdened with muskets, knap sacks and blankets. The white banner of peace and the stars and stripes led the column. Her alded by twelve trumpeters the column came north in Michigan avenue and en tered the court of honor through the na val arch. The "Pageant of Patriotism" came first and evoked roar after roar of applause from the thousands who filled Lake Front Park. Maj r General Daniel E. Sickles led the van, escorted by the famous Lafayette post of New York city. Then came the guests of honor in car riages, among the number lieing Gov ernor Tanner, Mrs. John A. Logan, Gen eral Nelson A. Miles, the Duke and Duchess d'Arcos and the presidents of the Woman's Relief Corps, ladies of the G. A. R. and the Army Nurses' associa tion. So the column approached the review ing stand, wending its way with meas ured tread lietween the magnificent py lons lining both sides of the court of honor. W hen opposite Hubbard court there was a brief stop to allow the noted guests to take their seats on the review ing stand. Occupying the seat of honor was Commander-in-Chief Albert D.Shaw. The flag of the G. A. R. w r as hung out, Ibe stars and stripes and the banner of peace moved forward again, and the long, tedious march was fairly under way. Col. Joseph II. Wood, grand marshal of the 1 a ), led the way, escorted by the citizens' committee mounted, 100 strong, and then came Wisconsin,leading the veter a «s of the Grand Army. The bands played "Tramp, Tramp, Tramp, the oys are Marching," and there was a swelling of hearts in the breasts of the ousands of on-lookers as the little handful of survivors of the famous Iron "rigude marched by, led by General Ed ward K. ltr'agg. The veterans of the Badger state were owed by those from Pennsylvania, eir olii battle flags attracting much at ion. Ohio made a magnificent show "g in the second division, and was fol owed by New York, the Btdwell-Wilkin post of Buffalo having the honor of orting the commander-in-chief. i third division was made up of posts 111 Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Isl-^V '^ a ' ne ' California, Nevada, Rhode « ' Hampshire, Vermont, I'o mac Virginia and North Carolina, n t le fourth division was Maryland, j n ,. '^ al1 ' Nebraska, Iowa and Indiana. Una la, l the honor of having more in " 1,1,6 than a «y other of the visit ion s^eteti 1,1 tlle follo * in K two divis w vomir,«, V6lerans from Colorado and g. Kansas, Delaware, Minnesota, Missouri, Oregon, Kentucky, West Vir ginia, South Dakota, Washington, Ar kansas, Tennessee, Mississippi, Texas, Idaho, Arizona and other states, Illinois, with the battle flags of the state, bringing up the rear of the parade. The signal gun for the start of the pro cession was fired shortly after ten o'clock and the parade was nearly five hours in passing the reviewing stand. It is esti mated that fully 50,000 veterans covered the greater part of the line of march. DENBY TURNS AGAINST BRYAN The Former Minister (0 China Writes a Letter on Main Issue of the Campaign of 1900. Chicago, Aug. 26. — Hon. Charles Denby of Indiana. ex-United States min ister to China, and a membej of the first commission to the Philippines, a life-long democrat, has written a letter urging the re-election of McKinley. It is entitled "Bryan's Attitude Towards the Philip pines" and is made public by the republi can national committee. The letter in part is as follows: "In his speech of April 17, 1900, in the senate, Senator George Hoar said that he could not forget that Mr. Bryan, 'unless he is much misrepresented, used all his power and influence with those of his friends who are ready to listen to his coun sels, to secure the ratification of the treaty,' meaning Paris treaty. There were 17 democratic senators who voted for the ratification. A two-thirds majority was necessary. The treaty was ratified by one vote. Mr. Bryan lias squarely as sumed the responsibility of the ratifica tion. We had taken Manila on August 13, 189S. In December 1898, Spain had made a treaty ceding the islands to us. We had occupied them until Fedruary 5, 1899. O11 that day Aguinaldo made war on us, our soldiers had to fight for their lives. The treaty was ratified February 7, 1890. Mr. Bryan advised bis friends in the senate to vote to ratify the treaty after the battle of February had been fought. He knew that war had begun. He might have foreseen what compli cations might possibly occur out of the existing conditions. Then was the time to have balked about the 'consent of the governed,' and not now, when every speech he makes adds 10 to the roll of our dead and 100 to the Filipino dead. "This puts Mr. Bryan in the attitude of desiring independence for the Filipinos very ardently. Why should he liecome so suddenly imbued with antagonism to the democratic principle of expansion as exemplified by all statesmen from Jeffer son to Vorhees? If he could stand the annexation of Ilawai, why balk at the ac quisition of the Philippines? Mr. Bry an's own explanation is as follows: 'I believe that we are now in a lietter posi tion to wage a successful contest against imperialism than we would liaye been had the treaty been rejected. Here, then we have the real reason for this strange parody of Jekyll and Hyde. He wanted to create the bogy of 'imperialism' in o*r der that he might fight and overcome the monster. If Mr. Bryan had opposed the ratification of the treaty the Filipinos would have gone tlieir way either into the arms of Spain or of Germany or into discordant, warriug and petty states. At all events we would have done with them. This would not have suited at all, be cause Mr. Bryan wanted to wage a suc cessful war against 'imperialism.' And so 'imperials!»' was horn ami its actual father is W. J. Bryan. He is endeavoring to destroy his own child. Let it he re membered that this extraordinary dread of imperialistic rule comes from a gen tleman who has accepted the nomination of the fusion poulists, or people's party. The populist platform demands that 'the country should own and operate the rail roads in the interest of the people.' Is not that imperialism?" Populists Hardly Indorse Stevenson Chicago, Aug. 27.—In response to the call of Chairman Kdmisten of the execu tive committee the members of the na tional populist committee are in session at headquarters here today to select a candidate for vice president to fill the va cancy caused by the withdrawal of Clias. A Towne. While the general opinion is held that Stevenson will lie indorsed, there is an influential saction of the party wlrch demands a party candidate known to he a populist. This faction is headed by Chairman Butler who, while coming out strongly for Bryan, has taken no pains to conceal the opposition to the populists indorsing Stevenson. While the Stevensen hackers are more numer ous, it is not known that they have an absolute majority in tlie committee and the outlook is for a lively contest before the question is finally settled. ROGERS NOT IN IT Voorhees of Spokane is Likely to be the Fusion Nominee in Washington NO FUSION YET EFFECTED Populist« Make Strenuous De mand» for the Name of the Ticket. SkaTTi.k, Aug. 28.—John R. Rogers cannot possibly be renominated for gov ernor by tile fusionists now in conven tion If the three parties come together in a union convention and the populists do not dictate the governorship, Charles S. Voorhees of Spokane has a majority and can lie nominated for governor. The populists this morning instructed their conference committee to insist upon a two-thirds rule Cor nominations. They are also instructed to retain people's party name for the ticket. The Voor liees followers are confident that after the first vote in the union convention « Lfr - yfflSBr - 'uO, -r ^ •S3SA ■m nr. îi'WÜ Uncle Sam: You cannot catch a goldfish with silver bait, Willie. votes enough will jump on the hand wagon to give Voorhees tlie two-tliirds Should Rogers lie able to hold enough votes to cause a deadlock, a dark horse is possible. This is, however, doubtful. Fight New Amendments. Boston, Mass.,Aug. 28 —Gates J. Jack son, a prominent negro lawyer of Richmond, Va., acting for the national council of the Constitutional Rights As sociation, lias employed ex-Attorney General Pillsbury of this city, and W. P. C. Breckenridge of Lexington, Ky., as his counsel in his proceedings to lie in stituted to bring before tlie supreme court of the United States the question of the legality of the recently enacted statutes, laws and constitutional amend ments of some of the southern states, which tend towards disfranchising ne groes. ___ Atro-Americans in Politics Indianapolis, Ind., Aug. 27.—Lead ers of the colored race from all parts of the country filled the hall of the house of representatives at the state capitol at 10 o'clock this morning when the annual convention of the National Afro-Ameri can Council was called to order by Bishop Alexander Walters. The council, which is now considered the most influ ential of negro organizations, had its origin at a meeting of colored men held at Rochester, N. Y. t a couple of years ago, which was called in the interest of the amelioration of the condition of the Afro-American race. During the last twelve months the council has increased rapidly in membership and influence and is now in a position, so its supporters as sert, to become a factor in national pol'\ tics. Talks w r ith some of the prominent delegates give evidence that both of the big parties fear that the present session of the council may take action unfavor able to tlieir interests. The republicans, it is said, fear that the McKinley adtnin tration may be censured liecause of its silence on the question of negro lynch ing in tlie south' while thedemocrats, on the other hand, are endeavoring to side track any resolution hoi ling the party responsible for the North Carolina dis franchisement of the colored voters. The opening session this morning was occupied with the work of organization. After the call of order the visitors lis tened to addresses of welcome by W. Allison Sweeney and other representa tive colored citizens of Indianapolis. This evening P. B. S. Pinchhack of Louisiana, Bishop Arnett of Ohio and Judson W. Lyons of Georgia are scheduled to ad dress the convention. SAFELY REPUBLICAN. Judge Smart Is Assured of a flood Major ity In Washington County. Judge George l'L Stewart, who has just returned from his annual vacation, made several visits to jioiiits in Washington and Boise counties. The judge thinks the outlook is very encouraging from a re publican standpoint. He says that Wash ington county will lie found in the re publican ranks at the time of the elec tion, notwithstanding reports to tlie con trary, by a majority ot anywhere from 150 to 250. The silver republican party is dead both there and in the northern part of Boise county, which was the only part the judge visited. In this section the outlook is also very bright and many men there who were in the democratic ranks two years ago who have declared tlieir intention of supporting the repub lican ticket at the coining election. The judge was also assured that the rest of Boise county was in the same condition as the northern part, and he says if this is the case lie feels very confident that Boise will show a very substantial repub lican majority. The judge says he was particularly impressed by the change of sentiment of the people who live in the more remote portions ot both counties. These men ure most conservative in their political beliefs and are very slow to change, and he considers tlie fact that there lias been such a marked change of feeling among them a most significant sign of the state of public opinion.— Boise Statesman. Is Prince Li a Prisoner? Paris, Aug. 28. —Admiral Courrejol les, tlie French commander in Chinese waters, lias cabled the navy department here that the council of Admirals has no tified the foreign legations at Pekin that it lias lieen decided to hold Li Hung Chang on board ship until the opening of the negotiations between the powers and China. Escort for Wounded. Romr, Aug. 27.—A11 official dispatch received here from Taku under date of Sunday. August 25, confirms the previous reports that a convoy was lieing formed at Pekin to conduct under strong escort the allied wounded, women ami children to Tein Tsin. Growth of the East and West. Washington, Aug. 28. —The popula tion of San Francisco according to the official count is 342,782 against 298,997 in 1 1890, and the census of Boston, Mass., j 560,892 against 448,477 in 1890. TO KILL BRYAN An Alleged Omaha An archist Talks of Assas sination. MEETS DEATH FEARLESSLY Lieutenant Cardua Views His Own Death Without Flinching—Shot Dead. Omaha, Aug. 25. — An alleged an archist employed in a smelter in this city, it is sa<d, announced to one of his fellow workmen this morning that he was going to kill Witliam J. Bryan when he come to attend the Jacksonian picnic this afternoon. Police were notified and at once began to scour the city for the man and arrested him an hour later. He is William II. Williamson. Flvery pre caution is l>eiug taken to prevent any thing happening to the candidate while he is in tlie city. London, Aug. 25.—Lord Roberts wir ing August 24, says: "Buller reports that the Boers laid a trap for his cavalry on August 23, open ing witli several guns at fairly short range. The English guns silenced the Boers, but when the firing ceased and the pickets were lieing placed for the night by some mistake two companies of the Liverpool regiment advanced 1500 yards into a hollow out of sight of the main liody when they were surrounded by the Boers and suflered severely. The Liverpools lost 10 men killed, Cap tain Pionier and 45 men wounded and in addition 32 men missing. General Bul ler's other casualities August 23 were 20 men killed, wounded or missing. London , Aug. 25.-—A special from Pretoria gives the details of the execu tion Friday of Lieutenant Cordua of the Transvaal artillery, convicted by court martial of breaking his parole and plot ting to aliduct Lord Roberta and kill the British officers. Cordua walked fearlessly to the garden at the jail. At his own re quest lie was not bound, hut sat in a chair with folded arms. He told Captain Burchard, commanding the firing party, that lie was ready. Ten bullets struck him. He was buried near the spot where he fell. K OF P TAKE DETROIT. Meetlnt of Ibe Supreme Lodfe Attracts 50,000 Representatives ot the Order |0 Ibe City of ibe Slralta. Dktroit, Mich., Aug. 27.—Thousand of members of the Knights of Pythias, including more than 10,000 members of the Uniform Rank, have invaded the City of the Straits for the biennial meet ing of the several branches of the order, which will lie in session here during the present week. It is expected that liefore tlie parade starts tomorrow afternoon 50,000 representatives of the order will he in the city. This morning Camp Pin gree, consisting of 5,000 snow white tents e r ected on the Boulevard for the accommrdation of the Uniform Rank members, was formally turned over to Major James R. Carnahan, commander of the order. The camp this year is much larger than at Indianapolis two years ago when many of the members were serving in the army. The Indiana brigade occupied 840 tents along tlie right of the camp, while Ohio has 3000 men sheltered on the extreme left. Other large contingents are from Illinois, Michigan, Iowa, Pennsylvania, West Vir ginia, New York, Teuuessee and Colo rado . Gov. Pingree will formally welcome the members of the order to the state at the opening of the supreme lodge tomor row morning. An unusual amount of business is to come before the legislative body, which is expected to be in session eight or ten days. The annual reports of the officers, which were made public to day, show that the total number of sub ordinate lodges at the close of the Calen dar year was 6740, and the total member ship of the order 492,506, a net gain dur ing the calendar year of 58 lodges and 21,708 members The supreme lodge will be asked to pass upon the question of taking legal action against what is known as the "Im proved order of Knights of Pythias." This lost is the order which grew out the failure o r German memliers of the origi order to have their ritual printed in the German language. Another important question to come liefere the present ses sion of the supreme lodge is the right to amend the supreme constitution, the manner in which it shall be done, if at all, and for how long a period proposed amendments shall He over until finally voted upon. A strenuous effort is being made to elect a western man supreme chancellor commauder in place of the present in cumbent, Thomas G. Sample of Alle gheny, Pa. The leading candidate for the succession is Oscar H. Fethers of Janesville, Wisconsin, now supreme vice chancellor. Mr. Fethera has the support of the delegations from Wisconsin, Illi nois, Minnesota and the west generally. Big Placer Clean Up. Boisrt, Idaho, Aug. 24.—The Caswell lx>ys, discoverers of the Thunder Mountain district, are in the city. They made the final deposit in the United States assay office of gold front their run this year. The total taken out by them during the season's run was $10,203.57. The actual running time was 90 hour*. They have water only, for a few day*. But next year they will be able to make a much longer run, as they have arranged for storing the stream from the melting snow. This placer mining is simply the sluicing of the surface of a mountain of ore. Tlie ore slakes when exposed and they sluice the same ground oyer year after year. They have lieen working the ground in that way for several years. Can He Do It ? Washington, Aug. 28. — The suffi ciency of Li Hung Chang's credentials as plenipoteniary to conclude the settle ment with the powers on behalf of China is now the subject of active telegraphic negotiations among the powers. It stated positively today that so far the issue was still open. Some of the powers have taken ground that Li 110 longer repre sents anything tangible, that the fleeing Chinese emperor and empress dowager are powerless to carry out any pledge, hut none of them has, so far as can lie learned upon inquiry here, finally de cided this important question lieyond re call. Montana Jail Birds Escape. Rkd Lodgk, Mont., Aug. 27 —A whole sale jail delivery occurred here Sunday morning. Parties pried off a window liar and opened the cells with skeleton keys. Frank Wookslock, an alleged horse thief; Dick Johnson, a half breed who slabbed a white man at Joliet last week; Tinkler, alleged forger; John Wil burn alias Woldeti, wanted at Clayton, N. M., for cattle stealing and jail break ing escaped. It is supposed the four went into Wyoming to join the "Hole in the Wall" gang of desperadoes This is the third time tlie jail has been opened from the outside within the last two years. Boers Resist Advances London, Aug 27.—The following dis patch was sent today by Roberts: ' Belfast engaged the enemy during the greater part of the day over the Peri meter nearly 30 miles away. The enemy had considerable strength and opposed his advance. He brought three Long Toms and many other guns and pom l>onis (quick firing guns) iiito action, fir ing until dark hot and persistent. Buller hopes his casualties will not exceed 40. Pole-Carew has not yet reported. The Boers are making a determined stand and they have a large number of guns. The country is difficult and well suited to their tactics. Dlsalrous Fire at Blackfoot. Black FOOT, Ida., Aug. 28.—A disas trous fire broke out this morning in the livery stable of Dolph Johnson, and liefere it could lie gotten under control had destroyed about half a block of build ings. Twenty-four horses in Johnson's stable perished. Inadequate water sup ply hindered the fireman in their efforts to check the flames. The loss is up ward of $10,000 with little or no insur ance.