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tw yorK Racket
, tiiuTcac? Compare Qr prices and goods with
cnoUnne u " nicrebanta, and you have the answer.
ffiwnn absolutely cash business. We buy and sell
ffeai ,niv In every transaction there is a good per cent-forcaslionJ-
i"veJthecustomer the benottt of all dls-
'Reliable goods audio west prices is the reason our
OF His Nomination by the
Oarstock of shoes Is complete. The
ivhich we ciny are tlic standard of good quality. Clothing in
X variety at bed-rock, hard times prices. Bring your cash
and receive full value.
diislrial EJsposifioo
Portland, Oregon, Sept 19 to October 17,
Tie frtit resources of the Pacific Northwest. Agriculture, Horticulture, Fisheries,
' t'..r..,, Transportation. Machinery. Trade and Commerce will be represented
tcomttletelrtlnnevr before. r-Grand band concert every aftet noon and evening,
ml lunctions every night. Lowest rates ever made on all transportation lines.
Admission He. Children loc. or extimit space appiy 10 ueo. i.. uaKer. aupenmc.m
tt the building. E- c' MAblfcN, bee.
lardware, Stoves and Tinware,
he Willamette Hotel.
Reduced rites. Management hoeral. Electric :an leave hotel lor all public buildings
i poinu of interest. Special rates will be given to permanent patrons.
. . Suits
vPS W & s S
he grandest, the most select, the choicest
pits, every day suits your eyes , ever be
kH fabrics that are meritorious, linings
pat are reliaMp, tv1ec that are new, fit that
fcows studv, and last, hut not least, prices
tat ar&vwell, prices that fit your purse, be
small or large, New fall suits at from
4.75J0 $20.
. W. Johnson & Son
The Popular Clothiers,
fete and Liberty Streets.
Is Not Expected to Abandon the
Chicago Platform.
Madison, Neb., Sept. IS. Hon. W.
S. Allen, chairman of the Populist
national committee, mailed to W. J.
Bryan, the following letter, olllcially
notifying him of his nomination by
that body:
"lion. W. J. Rrvun. Lincoln Dour
Sir: At a convention of the People's
Party, held at St. Louis, July 22 to the
2jUi, or the current year, you were
unanimously nominated for the prcsi
dency of the United State, to be
voted for at the approaching general
election. It was known at that time
that you had been nominated by the
Democratic party at its convention,
held at Chicago a few days before
that time, and that you would in all
probability accept the same In a for
mal manner. Your nomination by
the People's Party was not, therefore,
made with any thought that you were
a Populist, or that you accepted all
the doctrines declared for by the St.
Louis platform. It was due largely
to the fact that the money question
is the overshadowing political issue of
the age, and because you have at all
times been an unswerving, able and
fearless advocate of the free and un
limited coinage of silver and gold on
terms of equality at the mints of the
United States at the ratio 10 to 1. It
was thought also that the observance
of a patriotic duty required a union of
all reform forces,- and the convention
took the liberty.' without soliciting or
consulting you, of placing your name
before the people as its staudard-
"The convention was, in doing so,
guided by deep solicitude for the com
mon welfare, and. acting on Its own
motion, piompted alone by a desiie
to bring about the best attainable re
sult. So much has been said respect
ing the rehabilitation of silver by
again placing it in our acts, in the
position It occupied when stealthily
demonetized by the act of 1873, that
it would be Idle for us to discuss the
question. You will observe by the
closing language of the St. Louis
platform that the convention recog
nized the money question as the great
issue of the dav. and because Popu
lists believe you are in accord with
them on the question you will receive
their ballots In November. It is not
pxnpftd that vou will abandon your
adhesion to the Chicago platform, nor
that you will accept all tnat is ae
pVitpA in the Ponulist platform, how
ever gratifying the latter would be to
all Populists. It must do unuersioou
t lint the nartv does not abandon one
jot of loyalty to Its principles. We
have declared lor many rerorms, in
our judgment essential to the libera
tion of the people from the present
unjust industrial bondage. In accord
ance with the precedent of our party,
we take this method or nouiying
you of your nomination, we snau
not send a committee, according iu
m nnrtv customs. In sending you
this letter of notification of the great
honor that hasso Justly been conrerrea
on you by our party, It Is needless for
us to assure you that you have the
confidence and esteem of all. Your
splendid abilities, Known inregrii,
competency and fitness for the pos -tlon
Justly entitle you to a high rank
among the great statesmen of the
nation. We feel that, In the event of
your election, which seems certain,
you will carry Into the executive
office the principles of money reform,
to the end.that the people shall enjoy
better industrial conaiuous. i .
not anticipated that this can be done
with undue hasto or so suddenly as to
wrench or to disjoint the business
interests of the country, but that It
. .- ,!, rrmriimllv and in a way to
Infuse confidence and hope of better ,
conditions for all. 'J- ne reuic i -.,
will exact of you no promise further
hin those made in your public utter
J ciand Exemplified In a life devoted ,
Site welfare of the race, nor will It .
ask you to abandon the party of
which you are an honored member. .
.. ny your nomination our party has ,
arisen above partisan surroundings,
So a high plane of patriotism,
2SS that a division of forces'
would result In the election of "Will lain'
McKlnlcy, the foremost advocate of a
deeply burdensome and unnatural
taxation, and the criminal policy of
single gold standard, resulting ultl
mately,lf not InsoniemannereheckedJ
In the complete destruction and dis
integration of our form of govern
ment. Your elevation to the chief
magistracy of the nation would be re
garded as a vindication of the right of
the people to govern, and we enter-.
tain no doubt that you will prove aj
worthy successor of the Immortal
Jefferson and Lincoln, and that your
public life, like theirs, will illustrate;
the purity and loftiness of American'
statesmanship. I
" Your extensive and Intimate.
knowledge of public affairs and thd
duties which they impose, gained In a,
life that has been devoted to upholds
ing the cause of the people, as well;
as your keen Insight Into the con
dition of our cause, in our Judgment
highly qualities vou to bring about
thee reforms in a way that will work!
injury to none and justice ttt all, thus.
making our government In fact, as it
is now in form only, a government 'for
by and of the people,, We have the
honor to be your most obedient ser
William Vincent Allen,
The letter bears the signatures ;of
the 48 delegates appointed to repre
sent the states and territories.
Senator Butler, of Sout,h Carolina,
chairman of the populist executive
committee, has offlclaiily notified T.,
E. Watson, of Georgia, of his nomina
tion as candidate for vice-president
by the people's party.
The Bryan Tour.
Louisville, Sept. 15. lion. W. J.
Bryan left Louisville this morning for
the Blue Grass region of Kentucky.
He will make speeches on the route at
LaGrange, Eminence, Versailles, Mid
way and Lexington completing the
days speaking at Maysvlllc, Ky. At
Versailles, Bryan will bo the guest of
Senator C. J. S. Blackburn. Mr. Bryan
expressed himself as being highly
pleased with his Louisville reception.
In his speech at Frankfort, Brya'n
emphasized the statement of last
night, that those who did not believe
in the free coinage of silver (Demo;
crats or Republicans) should vote the
straight Republican ticket. Bryan
was conducted to the platform In the
court house square under an umbrella
which was knocked aside cvercy
minute by the .efforts of his southern
admirers to grasp his hand. During
his speech of fifteen minutes rain
continued but the audience kept
asking him to go on.
Official Returns.
Little Rock, Ark., Sep5., 1G. The
ofllcial returns from 01 out of 05 coun
ties give Jones, Democrat, 71345;
Remind, Republican, 20,410; Files,
Populist, 11,280; Miller, Prohibition
1043; Jones plurality 45230. Jones
majority 33310.
Indications are that the Jones
majority will be considerably less than
at first estimated.
A Cavalry Force.
Havana, Sept. 15. Maximo Gomez
Is understood to be tamped at Guasl-
mas de Agramonte, about 30 miles
from Puerto Principe. He is organiz
ing a strong cavalry force, and Is
credited with the Intention of mak
ing a second raid westward.
The insurgents have burned the
Lopoz tobacco plantation, situated
near Artemlsa, province of Pinar del
Rio. The property destroyed wan
valued at 8150,000.
The government has authorized
Joseph A. Springer, the United States
vice-consul-general, to act as consul In
the absence of General Fitzbugh Lee.
The Insurgents have dynamited a
military train at Ramblazo, the engi
neer, fireman and brakeman being
wounded and several burned. One of
the men will die. One officer and
several soldiers on the train were
wounded, and the escort killed four of
the attacking party.
Insurgents plundered the village of
Sabanilla, In the military province of
Matanzas, and burned the tobacco
plantations of Dos Hermlanos.
Another force killed Justo Martinez,
a merchant at Cientfes, und were
plllaglnff the town when put to flight.
By the Largest . Majority in
OVER 41,000 AGAINST 83,000.
20,000 Will Have to Be Gained to
Win the State.
Postland, Me., Sept. 15. The re
turns from the small towns nnd plan
tations In different parts of tho state
are as usual coming In slowly. It Is
not probable that all of them will be
heard from before tomorrow. The
vote from the cities and towns which
poll more than two-thirds of the en
tire vote Indicate, however, a Repub
lican plurality between 48,000 and
50,000 the largest In the history of
the state. In every county tho Re
publican ticket was successful. Al
most every town showed a Republican
gain. The Democratic vote is about
40 per cent less than In 1802 About
20 per cent of tills has gone to the Re
publican ticket. The othor half are
stay-at-homes. The vote of Populists
and Prohibitionists throughout the
state shows a loss from 1892 of about
25 per cent. The total vote Is esti
mated at 125,000 In round numbers.
Republican 83,100; Democrats 34,310;
scattering 0,500. Republican plural
ity 48,820. In the first congressional
district Reed's plurality Is 10,500.
Dlnglcy has about 11,000 plurality In
Sccoud and Mllllkcn nearer 12,000 in
the Third. Boutello's plurality In
the Fourth will bo almost 15,000. In
the representative districts heard
from the election of-but ilvo Dimio
crats in the house is shown nnd in ono
of these there is a doubt. All 31 sen.
ators arc Republicans.
Madison, Neb., Sept. 15. Senator
Wm. E. Allen, temporaiy chairman
of tho St. Louis convention and later
chairman of tho Populist notification
committee, Bald today. "The result
In Maine was anticipatcdl as that
statu was believed to bo under com
plete domination of tho money power
It will have the effect of largely In
creasing tho silver vote west, and
uniting all the discordant elements."
Returns from Maine cause great
Jubilation among the gold standard
In 1888 the total vote cast was 128,
250. In 1892 the total vote was lie,.
410. Monday tho total vote was 124,
000. In 1804 tho Democrats polled 30,021.
Monday It was 34,340.
There was evidently a considerable
stay-at home vote. Tho gold stand
ard Democrats helped the Republi
cans. The regular Republican vote
Is from 00,000 to 80,000.
Tho result In Maine Monday affords
no cause whatever for goldlto Jubila
tion. The situation is unchanged.
Cottaoh Gitovi:, Sept. 15. Peter
Thuson, while at work on a dam at
Jone's sawmill, 17 miles from here,
sell Into the water and was drowned
yesterday. He almost lost his life
two months ago by a falling tree not
ten feet from the same place. Ho was
28 years old and left a brother and
sister at Ord, Neb.
Ran Over nnd Killed.
Grants, Or., Sept. 15. A shocking
accident happened here yesterday. J.
II. Graham, a brakeman on freight
train No. 23, was run over by the
locomotive aud Instantly killed, his
body being completely cut In two.
Graham had run ahead to close tho
switch, and stepped upon tho pilot of
tho moving engine. Ho attempted to
cross from one side to the other, and
In do met Ills fearful fate.
A Journal Editor's Notes En Route to
ST. LOUIS, 9-10, '90.
Our third days' ride on the Union
Pacific was through the state of Ne
braska and brought us to tho first re
freshing vegetation In 30 hours.
However the coach full of genial pas
sengers made the lime pass lightly.
In parts of Idaho we found some su
perb home-raised peaches, which were
nearly as good as the Oregon product,
and they were gathered In by tho Jolly
travelers at an astonishing rate.
An octogenarian from Indlnna was
with us, who did not discuss the
financial problem, but ho had the
science of economics down to-nOnc
poinU. He said he had on his Sunday
clothes and was very much distressed
at the damage they would sustain,
'.lis Sunday hat, however, was still in
Hooslcrdom, and that was about the
only gratmof comfort he enjoyed on
the trip. He lived for about 25 cents
a day, Including tho cold lunch he car
ried, and took pride In giving the
crowd the benefit of his pioncor hard
ships at getting a dollar ahead. It
seemed a pity to hear an old man with
ono foot in tho cemetery toll how he
must save, und cling to a penny with
an eternal grip. Yet-in these days
of broken banks and "busted commu
nities," tho old man's philosophy
would prove n boon to many an ono
who cannot tell where his next meal
was to come from. Ills teaching and
practlco had a very practical side, yet
how cold and blank a life!
Wo also had a veritable "Uncle Josh
Whltcomb" with us, who mndo royal
sport for tho whole party, and charmed
all with his generous simplicity. Ho
offered tho porter a tip of 5 cents with
us much delicacy as though ho wero
upproachlng royalty with a money
recompense for kindness. But when
his sincere impulso was repulsed, tho
porter became sorry Indeed that ho
had demanded 50 cents for "greasing"
his boots. Although deeply chagrined
tho "darky" could not help but enjoy
tho rare fun with which tho old man
bubbled over. For a samplo of his
original "breaks," when a passenger
had given him some olives during
luncheon, the old man blurted out:
"Well,' them's the first pickled wal
nuts I ever tasted."
After wo struck the dry sand beds
of the Platto river tho stubble fields
and crops of corn begnn to appear. In
central and western Nebraska crops
aro light, and selling very low. Wheat
33 cents, and corn 10 cents per bushel,
while oats wero worth about 10 cents.
In tho eastern portion of the state,
however, crops aro very good,although
wo supposo prices aro no better.
Perhnps it was owing to nativo pre
judice, but the crossing of tho "big
muddy" Missouri rivor seemed like
passing over into tho promised laud.
Here the beautiful oak groves aud
rolling hills, with lino farm houses
and barns, sleek cattle and a spirit of
thrift feasted our eyes from 5 o'clock
until dark. Tho old Hawkoye state
Is again blessed with mammoth crops,
and as tho farmers hero havo con
quered tho old "single standard" of
raising only ono thing, thoy aro more
prosperous than ever. This year they
havo fruit In abundance, even In tho
northern section of tho state, which
adds much to their comforts as well
as profits, as most farmers In tho
middle states must have a few barrels
of apples for tho winter.
I nave ulmostpromlsed not to wrlto
about politics, but oh that Is about
the only topic of conversation on
trains arid streets, as well as In overy
little circle, It is difficult to avoid tho
subject. Before leaving -Salem I. had
concluded with others of llkobeller
thnt Hrvan and free silver would
carry all the states west of tho "father
Minister Taylor Has His Own
General Weyler Not Pleased With
the Decision.
to change that con-1 tho f ut:
A. F. II. today.
Washington, Sept. 15. Tho Span-'
Ish government has yielded to the dc
mnnds of tho United States for a trial
by a civil court of tho Competitor
prisoners. Authentic Information to
this effect has reached tho sta to de
partment officials, and tho formal
announcement is expected lu the
next mail from Minister Taylor In
Madrid. The Spanish government
readied this conclusion some tlmo
ago, but has delayed tho formal an
nouncement of Its decision until after
the cortcs adjourns, In order to oscapo
criticism from that body for making
concessions to tho United States.
While expecting this decision, tho
authorities have becomo very Impa
tient of lato over tho long delay on
tho part of the Spanish ministry In
complying wlththodomaudsfora fair
trial of the Competitor prisoners, who
havo been In prison under a death
sentence Imposed by a drumhead
courtmartlal, for nearly llvo months.
Petitions havo been pouring In on tho
state department from all quarters,
urging prompt action In behalf of
theso men. Despairing of favorable
action on tho request for a civil trial,
somo of theso petitioners urged that
an appeal be mado to tho Spanish
ministry for tho pardon of tho men.
Tho department has had no Intention
of asking for a pardon.
Secretary Olney has Insisted from
tho first that the men wero Irregularly
tried and In violation of- express
treaty stipulations. Ho requested a
retrial, not by way of favor, but us a
matter of right, und In answers to In
quiries from members of the senato
committee on foreign relations, ho
emphatically stated that tho adminis
tration would never submit to tho
currying out of tho sentence of tho
summary court martial.
It Is a matter of considerable relief
to tho authorities hero to know that
Spain has found it expedient to com
ply with tho demands of tho United
(States In regard to theso men. For
('somo tlmo past It has been considered
ono of tho most troublesome questions
between the two countries. They will,
however, watch with somo concern
tho effect os tho decision in Spain nnd
among the Spanish In Cuba.
It Is understood that this action
will bo a great disappointment to
Oaptuin-General Weyler nnd other
Spaniards who wero anxious for the
xccutlon of tlio men as an cxumple
for others engaged in filibustering,
but It Is hoped that tlmo has served
toullay tho bitter' feeling which ex
isted In Spanish quarters when tho
men wero captured. It was stated
thou that General Weyler would re
sign If tho Madrid authorities over
ruled tho decision of tho drumhead
courtmartlal, which ho upproved.
Tho Defense of Dynamite.
New Yomc, Sept. 15. Irish Na
tional Alllunco will provide counsel to
defend Tynan and Kearney, tho dyna
mite suspects una provens mem irum
lM-iriL' taken to England for trial. It
, it nnrl T miiat. rnnfH f horn la fuilfl t lint 820.000 aro SUbSCHbCO and
is no reason to change that con-1 tho fund will bo Increased to $50,000
Highest of all in Leavonfng PowersLatest U. S. Gov't Report.
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