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THE MORNING OREGONIJLN, FRIDAY, APRIL 13, 19ft.
GOOD TICKET NAMED
Republican State Convention
INDORSE EXPANSION AND COLD
"-VolT-erfon for Supreme Jin rmt
Electors and Four Delegates to
Tor Supremo Judge Charles E. WolT-erton,
For Food and Dairy commissioner J. W.
Bailey, ot Multnomah,
Presidential Electors TUmon Ford, of Mar-
It lori; J. C Fntlerton. of -Douglas; O. F. Paxton,
cf 'Multnomah; TV. J. Fnrnlah. of Umatilla.
Delegates to National Convention at Phila
delphia Henry E. Ankeny, of Jackson; John
D. Daly, of Benton: Wallace McCamant, of
Mnltromah; IL L. Kuck. of Wasco.
Alternates-tewis Simpson, of Coos; Wall's
Nash, of Lincoln; John W. Knowles, of Union;
IL L. Ho'cate, of Benton.
The State Republican Convention met
yesterday In Portland and nominated a
candidate for Supreme Judge, a State
Food and Dairy Commissioner, and four
Presidential Electors, and elected four
delegates to the National Republican Con
ventlon at Philadelphia. It was the qulet--cs(
and most harmonious state gathering
of Republicans in several years, and was
in striking contrast to the contests and
excitement that attended the State and
Congressional Conventions four and two
years ago. Supreme Judge Wolverton
was renominated by acclamation, and the
only feature of the entire proceedings that
aroused any sort of Interest was the nom
ination of Food Commissioner. No debate
arose over the platform. The live Puerto
Rico issue was avoided. The epeechmak
lng was confined entirely to perfunctory
nominating .eulogies and extemporaneous
remarks by prominent orators, after the
business had bsen dispatched. Chairman
"Paxton presided In most acceptable style,
and by his quickness and diplomacy great
ly expedited matters. The convention ad
journed at 9 P. M.
TUB COXVEMTOX IX DETAIL.
denomination or Jndcre Wolverton
Delegates and Electors.
Chairman Steel, of the State Republican
Central Committee, mounted the platform
at the Marquam Grand Theater, at 10:25.
and, calling the convention to order, asked
for nominations for temporary chairman.
Boise of Multnomah named O. Frank
Paxton, of Portland, as "a loyal Repub
lican, and a capable parliamentarian, who
would make an impartial presiding offi
cer." The nomination was seconded by Linn.
Union and Clackamas Counties, and. Mr.
Paxton's election was made unanimous.
Temporary Chairman Paxton announced
that he would indulge in no oratory. The
convention was there for business, and
therefore ho would occasion no delay. C.
B. Cochran, of Union, was unanimously
named for temporary secretary, and Dar
win Brlstow, of Lane, for assistant sec
retary. Tho following committees were ap
Credentials George W. Jones, Marlon;
E. D. Stratford. Douglas; P. A. Douty,
Polk; C. H. Brown. Malheur; Harrison
Organization and order of business
J. M. Keene, Jackson; E. M. Crolsan, Ma
rion: S, B. Eakln, Lane: W. W. Stelwer.
..Wheeler; W. L. Boise, Multnomah.
Tellers George Davis. Jackson; E. P.
Staples. Union; Griff King. Linn: S. C.
, Beach, Multnomah; F. N. Jones. Wasco.
The committee on platform and resolu
tions, and the members of the State Cen
tral Committee, were then announced by
the various counties, as follows:
Baker W. G. Ayer O. M. Dodson
Benton H. L. Holgate J.W. Crawford
Clackamas.. ..G. C. Brownell
Clatsop G. C Fulton G W.Fulton
Columbia T. J. Cleeton F. C. Watts
coos Ft. H. Rose
..J. N. WUllam-J. X. William
Curry. A. H. Crook P. Hughes
Douglas J. C. FullertonE. D.Stratford
Gilliam J. Bowennan G. B. Dukek
Grant CG. Guernsey C. G.Guernsey
Harney. L S. Geer I. S. Geer
Jackson A,S.HammondH. E. Ankenv
Josephine IL L. Truax C E. Harmon
Klamath I. F. MurdockR. S. Moore
Lake C. TornlngsonL. F. Conn
Lane E. O. Potter A-CWocdcock
Lincoln W. Nash B. F. Swope
Linn J. R. Wyatt J. R. Whitney
Malheur. C. IL Brown C. H. Brown
Marlon r. Gatch E. M. Crolsan
Mbrrow TV. R. Ellis G. W. Ehelts
Multnomah.. ..W. McCamanto. F. Paxton
Sherman XZ. Dunlap W. H. Moore
Polk J. H. Hawley M. P. ElUs
Tillamook..... B. L. Eddy B. La Eddy
Umatilla R. Alexander J. S Gurdane
Union O.W. Williams M. Baker
Wallowa .F. A. Clark
Wasco E. Lv Smith H. L. Kuck
Washington...!!. W. Haines
Wheeler. C. Hilton W. W. Stelwer
Tamhlll .W. A. Howe W. A. Howe
A little diversion from the humdrum of
routine business was created by the read
ing of an Invitation, extending "a hearty
welcome to the convention to lunch with'
the Ladles', Aid Society, in the Fourth
Ward Republican headquarters: price, 2S
cents.'"r,.Acceptance of the Invitation was
made optional with the delegates.
The convention, after waiting a little
while for the committee on credentials
to report, took a recess till 1:30 o'clock.
The calling to order of the afternoon
session war somewhat decayed by the
session of- the Third Judicial District
delegations, which were trying to settle
their District Attorneyship contest. J.
X. Hart, of Polk: J. N. Duncan, of Linn;
J. E. Magers, of Yamhill, and T. B. Hand
ley, of Tillamook, were the nominees. The
first ballot resulted: Hart 40. Duncan .18,
Hindi ey 5, Magers 3. Hart was declared
The report of the committee on creden
tials was submitted and adopted.
Tho committee on permanent organixa
Itlon and order of business reported, rec
ommending that the temporary organiza
tion be made permanent, and establish-.
Ing tho following order of business:
First Report of the committee on cre
dentials. Second Nomination of the State Central
Third Report of the committee on order
Fourth Report of the committee on
Fifth Appointment of tellers.
Sixth 'Nomination of Justice of the Su
Seventh Nomination of the Oregon
Dairy and Food Commissioner.
Eighth Nomination tof four delegates
and four alternates to Philadelphia.
Ninth Announcement and ratification
of Joint Senators and Representatives.
Tenth Announcement and ratification
of nomination of Judicial district officers.
Eleventh Adoption of resolution In
structing State Central Committee to flU
TJie committee on resolutions was not
yet ready to report, and the convention
at -onoe proceeded to the nomination of
Bennett of Coos nominated E. B. Wat
son, of Multnomah, in a eulogistic speech,
and similar office was performed for
Charles E. Wolverton? of Linn, by Rus
sell Wyatt of Linn. Thero waa & very
large number of seconds to Wolverton's
nomination, and. seeing the drift of senti
ment, Bennett, in a happy speech, with
i drew Judge Watson's "name, and movei
that Judge Wolverton' nomination be
made unanimous. The motion was car.
ried with; a. Joud cheer.
Chairman Paxton announced that he
would end the following dispatch to the
successful nominee at Salem:
"The Republican State Convection, ap
preciating your high character and abil
ity, and the purity and value of your
services as a Judge, has Just renominated
you by acclamation, amid great enthus
iasm." The platform committee made its re
port, through E. 7a Smith, chairman, and
E. W. Haines, secretary. It will be found
Brownell of Clackamas wasted to moke
& suggestion. He would- Uko to see In
serted in the platform a plank declaring
In favor of the election of United States
Senators by direct vote of the people.
The suggestion was received with contin
uous applause. Chairman Smith accepted
the suggestion, and a suitable declaration
Ford of Marion wanted the delegation
In Congress to be Instructed to work for
tho adoption of the amendment, and s
an appropriate expression to that effect
For Food, and Dairy Commissioner.
Clark of Marlon named J. W. Bailey, of
Multnomah: seconded by Cleeton of Co
lumbia, Fulton of Clatsop, Spencer1 ot
J. W. Maxwell, of Tillamook, was noral.
nated by McCamant of Multnomah; sec
onded by Isenberg of Wasco. Nash of
Lincoln, Huntington of Umatilla, Griffin
of Multnomah. Hume of linn, Gurdane of
Several of the speakers in tho second,
ing speeches had referred to Mr. Max
well's Grand Army record, and made se
vere references to the secession record-o!
the Democratic party. This Anally
brought Chandler of Baker to Ms feet
with the complaint that his toes were be
ing stepped on. "Some or us," ne staia,
"had the misfortune to belong to that
party, and we don't like to be told of our
faults." A great laugh followed this sally.
The vote .resulted: Bailey ITS. Maxwell
147. The nomination of Bailey was made
For Presidential elector. Tilmon Ford,
of Marlon, was nominated by Gatch of
Marion, as a campaigner oi aDiuiy, a
legislator of experience, and a thorough
believer In our Government.
W. J. Furnish, of Umatilla, was nomi
nated by Alexander of Umatilla, as a
popular son of that county.
O. F. Paxton, of Multnomah, was nomi
nated by Harvey W. Scott, of Multno
mah, as a man of acute mind, a good
campaigner, and a leader among the
J. C. Fullerton. of Douglas, was nomi
nated by Crawford of Douglas, as a son
of a pioneer Jurist and legislator.
W. J. Furnish was seconded by EUls
Messrs. Ford, Paxton, Furnish and Ful
lerton were nominated by acclamation.
For delegate-at-large at Philadelphia,
Wallace McCamant was nominated by
Scott of Multnomah, as an active young
man, and one of the best representatives'
of the Republican party.
Henry Ankeny. of Jackson, was nomi
nated by Macrum of Washington, as a
pioneer, a sound and good citizen, and
an exponent of true Republicanism.
H. L. Kuck, of Wasco County, was
nominated by a delegate from Crook.
John D. Daly, of Benton, was named by
a delegate from that county as "a sound
Thomas McEwan, of Baker, was nomi
nated by Dodson of Baker, as a "Re
publican from time Immemorial."
For alternates, the following were nomi
nated: Lewis Simpson, of Coos; H. L.
Holgate. of Benton; Wallls Nash, of Lin
coln; John W. Knowles, of Union.
The four delegates and alternates were
declared elected by acclamation.
While the vote was being taken, Mur
dock of Klamath sunrested thai, thmnrh
oversight, the administration of Governor
Geer hod not been indorsed, and pro
posed the following, which was unani
"We heartily indorse the administra
tion of Governor Geer and the state offi.
clals of Oregon, as economical, wise and
creditable to the state."
The chairman read the following tele,
"I sincerely thank you for your con
gratulatory telegram announcing my re
nomlnatlon. Please extend to the con
vention my appreciation ot the great hon
or thus conferred.
"CHARLES E. WOLVERTON."
Pending the counting of the ballots for
delegate, the convention at 4:30 took a re
cess till 5:30 P. Mi
The vote on delegates resulted: Ankeny
290. McCamant 2SS, Kuck 277, Daly sa. Mc
Ewan 140. The four first-named were
The selections were made unanimous.
There were very few delegates In the
hall at this time, the great majority be
ing absent at their district caucuses or at
dinner. A motion made by Mr. Fulton, of
Clatsop, to instruct the delegation for
McKlnley. met with mild opposition from
Mr. Ross, on account of the very sparse!
attendance. The chair was disposed to sus
tain the point of order, but the motion
was finally permitted to go through for
want of objection or sufficient Interest in
The various district and legislative nom
inations were announced to the conven
tion, at the evening session, and were
The State Central Committee was au
thorized to fill any vacancies that may
occur In any of the nominations.
The usual votes of thanks were tendered
to the chairman and secretary.
Lively five-minute speeches were made
by C. W. Fulton, of Astoria; George C
Brownell. of Oregon City; and Wallace
McCamant. of Portland.
George A- Ste:l was elected unanimous
ly chairman of the State Central Com
mittee, with power to appoint a secretary
and four members of an executive com
mittee. The convention adjourned at 3 P. M.
LEGISLATORS AXD JUDGES.
Kosolnatlons In the Several Districts
The following are the Republican nomi
nation! Jn the various Joint Senatorial
and Representative and Judicial districts
of the state:
Fourth District Department No. 2, Al
fred F. Sears, Jr.; Department No. 4. M.
Sixth DIstrict-W. R. Ellis, of Heppner.
First District C. B. Watson, of Jack
Second District George M. Brown, of
Third Dlstrict-J. X. Hart of Polk.
Fourth District R. E. Bewail, of Mult
Fifth District Harrison Allen, of Clat
Sixth District James A. Fee. of Uma
tilla. Seventh District Frank Menefee, of
Eighth DIstrlet-C. E. Cochran, of
Ninth District William MUler. of Mal
Douglas. Lane and Josephine R. A.
Booth, of Josephine County.
Coos and Curry T. M, Dlmmlck, ot
Yamhill, Tillamook and Lincoln Dr. W.
Tyler Smith, of Sheridan, Tamhlll Coun
ty. Washington. Multnomah and Columbia
Ben P. Cornelius, ot Hlllsboro, Wash,
Gilliam, Grant, 6herraan. Wasco and
Wheeler W. W. Stelwer, of FosjII, GIU
Union and Wallowa J. M. Church, of
La, Grande, Union County.
Klamath. Lake, Crook and Wasco J.
X. Williamson, of Prlneville, Crook Coun-
Wasco and Sherman J. H. Johnson, of
Dufur, Wasco County.
Umatilla and Morrow Asa B. Thomp
son, ot Echo, Umatilla County. '
Douglas and Jackson E. D. Brlgga, cl
Tamhlll and Tillamook B. L. Eddy, of
Polk and Unco n W. L. Wells, of Dal
las. Polk County.
Multnomah and Clackamas A. S. Dres
ser, of Clackamas County.
Union and Wallowa E. A- Holmes, ot
Harney and Malheur L S. Geer, ot
Burns, Harney Connty.
Klamath. Lake, Crook and Wasco (three
representatives) R. A. Emraett. of Keao;
A-, D. Roberts. Tee Dalles; T. B. Mc
Gllilam, Grant. Sherman. Wasco and
Wheeler (three representatives) George
Cattanacb, ot Canyon City; George A.
Barrett, Granite; George Miller, Arlington.
LIST OF DELEGATES.
Representatives of Party From (Be
Following were the accredited delegates
to the Republican State Convention:
Baker County George Chandler, F. S.
BaUlle. W. G. Ayer. A. B. Davis. O. M.
Dodson. Thomas McEwan, Davis Wilcox.
P. Basche. H. Rust.
Benton MUt. Barnet by R. O. Logan, J.
B. Irvine, George E. Lllley, Dr. R. O.
XOggan, C E. Moore. J. R. SmVet. o.
Warfleld by Henry Holgate, Vldlto Wil
lis by H. O. Loggan. "
Clackamas-J. M. Campbell. W. E.
Bonney by G. C. Brownell. M. Blair, W.
Buckner, Jno. Dennlson by C Holman. F.
Benton County H. H. Gregory, C. H.
Huntley. L D. Larklns by S. Dresser
proxy. J. W. McKay. A. J. Monk by J. M.
Campbell proxy, E. Rands, C T. Tooze,
Herman Webster, J. E. Wetzler.
Clatsop County Harrison Allen, N. no
sier, F- J. Carney, John Fry. C. W. Ful
ton, Lt Howes by F. M. warren proxy,
C. E. Linton, C F. Lester by D. K. War
ren proxy, H. Lwts by G. C Fulton
proxy, W. F. McGregor, A. Norman, H.
D. Thing, by H. Dunbar proxy.
Columbia County A. Z. Clark, T. J.
Cleeton, G. F. Undgren by G. W. Barncu
proxy. A. B. Little, James ilucicie, jr.,
Coos County L W. Bennett. T. M. Dim
mlck, by John Morgan, proxy; R. C. De
ment, by R. H. Rosa, proxy; T. W. Clark,
by C F. Hulbert, proxy; Dr. E. Mlngus,
by John Morgan, proxy; John Morgan,
Walter Sinclair, by R. H. Rosa, proxy.
Crook County B. F. Allen, by J. N.
Williams, proxy; C. M. Cartwright, John
Combs, by C. M. Cartwright, proxy; J. H.
Gray, by J. N. Williams, proxy.
Curry County A. H. Crook, P. Hughes,
John MUler. Jr.
Douglas County F. W. Benson, J. R.
Black, J. T. Bridges, A. M. Crawford, A.
B. Dixon. J. C Fullerton, J. P. Hunt, Geo.
McDougal, by J. C. Fullerton. proxy; J. B.
Biddell. Frank Rogers. E. D. Stratford. C.
P. Totten, by SoL Abrams, proxy.
Gilliam County Jay Bowennan, George
B. Dukek, F. T. Hurlburt, Grant Wade.
Grant County George J. Barrett, G. W.
Dart by William Farre proxy, J. B. John
son by William Farro proxy, C G. Guern
sey, E. E. Luce by C G. Guernsey proxy,
A. S. Lytch by William Farre proxy, W.
M. Rudle by W. H. Moody proxy.
Hurney County C Cummings, L S. Geer,
Jackson County M. I. Alford, William
Cameron by Edward H. Kllharn. proxy;
George Davis, C. A. Dixon. J. M. Keene.
H. D. Kuble, A. S. Hammond, George
Love, J. M. Whipple by H. E. Ankeny
Josephine County W. L. Babcock by J.
F. Kelly proxy; G. W. Colvig. C. E. Har
mon. J. M. Johns by H. L. Truax proxy.
J. T: Tuffo by R. A. Booth proxy; Dr. J.
S. Moore by I V. Stewart proxy.
JUamath county J. F. Avant. R. S.
Moore. H. F. Murdock, L. F. Wllllts by
R. 8. Moore proxy."
Lake County R. J. Brlttaln hy L. F.
Conn proxy. L. D. Frakes by E. M. Brat
taln proxy; J. E. McBary'by Charles Ton
lngseh proxy, Charles Tonlngsen.
Lane County E. W. Bond. D. Brlstow.
S. B. Eakln. S. H. Friendly, W. Gllstrap.
O. P. Hoff, George H. Kelly. W. Kuyken
dall. a-L. 'Moorhead. E. O. Potter, A.
L. Roney. J. M. Shelly, A. C. Woodcock,
Lincoln. County C. C McBrlde, Wallls
Nash, II. Nice, B. F. Swope.
Linn County W. B. Donaca. Alf Frum,
P. C. Glover, J. C Hardin. F. M. Haxen
by J. A. Finch proxy. Joseph Hume by
Peter Hume proxy. Grift King, J. A.
Lambertson by Henry Moran proxy, J.
A. McFeron by N. Needham proxy, N.
Needham. J. W. Pugh. J. C Sabln. J. C
Standish by J. P. Carter proxy, R. L.
White by J. R. Wyatt proxy.
Malheur County C. H. Brown, J. J. Cart,
wrigbt. I. H. Holland, F. M. .RIcker by
L H. Holland proxy.
Marlon County E. A. M. Cone, J. L.
Cook, E. M. Crolsan, W. J. Clarke, R. D.
Donaldson, F. G. Eby, Tilmon Ford. Claud
Gatch, T. R. HIbbard. ST A. Huches.
George W. Jones. E. M. La. Fore, Walter
Lowe, Wlllard Martin. Tt L. Pound. S. H.
Russell by X. H. Young proxy. J. A.
Shaw, by W. H. Hobson proxy. A. L.
Shreve, C. W. Stege by H. J. Workman
proxy. F. A. Turner. F. W. Waters bv
J. H. McNary proxy. W. J. Workman.
.Multnomah County F. H. Alllston. N,
H. Alexander, A. W. Allen. H. S. Allen.
Gustav Anderson. Robert F. Bell. W. L.
Boise, Alex, Bernstein. S. a Beach,
George W. Bates. Philip Buehner, W.
G Belt. William Butler. F. A. Bailey.
E. R. Botaford.H. W. Corbett, D. Soils
Cohen. L. Christensen, J. C. Carson,
Charles Cleveland, C A. Dolph, Paul R.
Deady. James Douglas, C. R. Fleming.
Sylvester Farrell, E. S. Ferguson, A. B.
Ferrara. Graham Glass, Jr., J. T. Gregg,
C. U. Gantenbeln. Clarence Gilbert. A.
D. Griffin. Fletcher Gilbert. 'Edward
Holman. George H. Hill, H. H. Holmes.
. a. nui, j. xi. xiuaoieson, J. f. Jven- I
nedv. John K. Kollock. A. W. Tjunh-ft.
William M. Ladd. A. C. Lohmlre. Edward
LIttlepage, Rufua Mallory, Donald Mac
kay. Morris McKlra. A- L. Maxwell. Wal
lace McCamant. Fred W. Mulkey. J. W.
Wilier, O. F. Paxton. Robert T. Piatt.
C H. Prescott. E. C. Robbins, J. W.
Ryan, Frank Rlgler. J. Thorburn Ross, S.
C. Spencer. H..W. Bcott. John R. 8 win ton.
H. J. Schulderman. E. H. Thornton, H. F.
Taylor. A. L. Vearte, A. H. Wlthlngton.
Peter H. Ward. E. B. Williams, R.'K.
Warren, Fritz Wolff.
lorrow County Ed Cox by Frank W.
Roberts proxy. W. R. EIU, E. L. Free
land. A. R. McVey by B. F. Vaughan
proxy. G. W. Phelps.
Sherman County W. H. Moore by R,
J. Glnn. J. B. Morrison, Clark Dunlap,
J. D. Wilcox.
Polk County-J. S. Cooper. H. B. Cos.
per. F. A. Douty, M. D. Ellis. J. H. Haw
ley. D. L. Keyt. E. C. Klrkpatrlck. J. M
Stark, Oils Wolverton.
Tillamook County-B. L. Eddy. H. F.
Goodspeed by W, H. Cooper proxy, S. H.
Rock. A- W. Severance, A. Vaughn by
Charles E. Reynolds proxy.
Umatilla County H. C Adams. R. Alex
ander, E. C Allen. William Baker, E.
L. Barnett. J. 8. Gurdane, T. P. GIU1
land, M. Mofgrove, C E. Roosevelt. L. B.
Ray, Thomas Thompson, A. B. Thomp-J
ouii. xiurace i UKr.
Union County J. M- Church by O. N.
Williams proxy, F. C. Dobler -by C. E.
Cochran proxy, T. H. Gilham. T. R.
Monk. O. Radston. F. S. Stanley. E. P.
Staples. O. D. Tomllnron. W. J. Townley
C T. Wise. W. T. Wright. D. H. Proctor.
Wallowa County R. D. Churchill, by
G. W. Hyatt, proxy; F. A. Clarke. J. A.
Downing. E. A. Holmes. G. W. Hyatt.
Wasco-County H. L. Kuck. M. P. Isen
berg, George W. Johnston. F. A. Jones,
M. T. Nolan. H. C Rooper, J. C Schenck.
Alex Stewart. E. L. Smith, C. S. Smith.
Washington County W. J. Butner. B.
P. Cornelius, W. Haines, J. E. Hedges,
J. W. Hughes, A. F. Knox, E. J. Lyons.
James McClaren. I. A. Macrum, G. W.
Mar?h, W. K. Newell. A. S. Vaughan,
J. J. Wesner.
Wheeler County R. X. TJonelly by W.
W. Stelwer proxy. Chas. Hilton, George
McKay, W. W. Stelwer.
Yamhill County G. M. Allen, D. L As
bury, George W. Bebee, Jno. Crawford,
J. B. .David. W. A. Howe, E. T. Lam
son. Lee Laughlln. IL J. Llttlefleld. J. L.
Vlckery, W. T. Vinton, W. L. Warren.
BRYAN AND FUSION
Oregon Democrats Instruct
Kansas City Delegates.
GLAD HAND GIVEN TO THE POPS
Platform Hot Adoytea When the
Convention Adjonrned Last Wight
Dalegates to tke5adonal Convention
J. H. Kaley. of PendleUsn. -J.
O. Boot he. ot Josephlns.
M. A. MUltr. ot Lebanon.
A. B. Bennett, of Tha.DaUea.
Dr. John Welch, ot Portland.
R. M. Veatch. of Coltage Grove.
Charles NIckeiL ot JaeksonvUle.
N. A. Peery. of Multncmah.
J. D. McKlnnon. of La Grande.
A. J. Knott, ot Portland.
W. F-Butcher, ot Baker City.
Jefferson Vyen, of Salem.
H. Taylor Hill, ot Crook County.
Dan J. Fry, of Salem. '
Charles K. Walt, of Canby.
E. E. Wilson, of ConraltU.
iTha Democratic State Convention was
In session from 10" A. M. to IL P. M. yes
terday without accomplishing anything
beyond the election ot delegates to the
National Convention, Instructed for
Bryan. The principal Incidents of the day
were the throwing out of the glad hand
of- fusion to the regular Populists, and
through them to the Mlddle-of-the-RoabV
ers; the turning down of the only Gold
Democrat who tried to get recognition,
and the re-election of R. S. Sheridan to
the chairmanship of the state, committee
over H. B. Nicholas, Multnomah County's
candidate. When the convention ad
journed last night the prospects seemed
good for fusion. The platform and fusion
committees had been working in harmony
the greater part of the afternoon and
evening, and no hitch was apparent.
The platform was still pending when
the convention adjourned. Tho contest Is
upon the third plank, favoring legislation
protecting railroad employes and denounc
ing government by injunction. The plank
as reported by the platform committee
We oppose government by Injunction
and the blacklist, and favor arbitration as
a means ot settling disputes between cor
porations and their employes, and recog
nizing the fact that a corporation Is a
creature of law, we believe and favor a
reasonable supervision by state Inspection
of mines, machinery, manufacturers and
railways, to the end that injury to em
ployes be avoided and life rendered secure.
We favor the passage ot a reasonable em
ployers liability act, similar to those
enacted In other states.
The plank which the radical element
in the convention wants, and which was
considered at the Joint meeting of the
Democratic and Populist platform and fu
sion committees, follows:
Resolved. That we are opposed to gov
ernment by injunction, as applied to labor
troubles and strikes, and the resulting de
prlval of the right of trial by Jury to men
who are charged with criminal acts. We
believe in the passage of an employers'
liability act, applicable to .railroad com-
fianles, similar to such acts now in force
n other states, br which the doctrine of
fellow service, and that an "employer Is
not liable to one servant for the negli
gence of another, shall be abolished. And
we also believe that where an injury is
caused by the negligence of the master.
tne mere fact mat ne knew ot tne negli
gence and continued In employment,
should not defeat his recovery. And we
pledge our members ox the .Legislature to
favor lerlalatlon alone these lines, and
also repealing or extending the limit of
recovery lor tne aeatn oi an employe.
We further favor a reasonable super
vision and. limitation, by the state, of the
operation or raiiroaa trains, ana oc tne
number of cars which may be hauled In
a" train: and a limitation of the hours
which emnloves shall work without rest.
We further believe that Legislature should
pass laws by which .tne books oi a rau.
road rorooratlon should be open to in-
speetlon by the proper ofllcia s of the state.
so mar. a reasonaoie rate law may on es
tablished, and reasonable wages be se
cured for employes.
The foregoing plahk" was opposed last
night by Chairman Crawf rrd. Bennett o(
Wasco, O'Day of Multnomah, and other
members of the platform committee. They
said It was altogether too radical, and
would Invoke the wrath of the corpora
tions upon the pemocratio ticket.
McKlnley's Picture Taken Dovrn.
Chairman Sheridan, of the state commit
tee, put in half an hour scattering the
cards that assigned the various county
delegations to seats la the hall. Henry
Gray, ofi Portland, hung a. big American
flag back, of the platform. The large
pictures of President McKlnley and the
late Vice-President Hobart. which had
decorated the north. wall since 1S9S, had
been carefully .removed before the dele
gates began assembling. In place ot
McKlnley was a gold-framed picture of
Bryan, and the Hobart picture had given
way tq one of ex-Vlce-Presldent Adlal
E. Stevenson. Cleveland's running mate
in VOi. .Evidently Stevenson was more
acceptible to the Oregon Democrats than
Bryan' taUenders la 1S9S, Sawall and
Chairman Sheridan's Introductory.
Chairman Sheridan dropped the gavel at
10:34. He prefaced a short and rather
acrid speech by thanking the state com
mittee, tor its support of him In the past
two" years. He said he bad dona the best
he could to build up the party, and if any
mistakes had been made, they were his.
Chairman Sheridan concluded his remarks
Jn this dramatis fashion: "We who are
assembled here today represent the prin
ciples of the Democraac party as they
were represented by Jefferson. Jackson
and William J. Bryan. (Applause.) This
country Is ruled today by a man who is
a creature of the trusts, and who does
their bidding like a slave. (Applause.)
The State of Oregon has ror its Governor I
a man who has been Indicted by the pub
lic press for taking bribes. We have a
Legislature that is a disgrace to the state.
And, to-cap the climax. Oregon has elected
that Judas Iscarlot. Joseph Simon, to ths
United States Senate, and he is a disgrace
to any state." (Applause.)
Miller of Linn, who has Vlce-Fresldenttal
aspirations, nominated George E. Cham
berlain for temporary chairman. David
son of Marion nominated W. H. Holmes,
of Marlon, ex-Clerk of the Supreme Court.
Mr. Holmes withdrew his name, and. on
motion ot Crawford of Union, seconded,
"with, great pleasure" by Foley of Mult
nomah. Chamberlain's election was made
unanimous. Messrs. Holmes, Crawford
and Foley were appointed to escort Mr.
Chamberlain to the chair.
Chamberlain's High Hopes.
Mr. Chamberlain was disinclined to make
a speech. He said the occasion was not
a proper one for talking, as the delegates
had come to do business. He said: "All
I care to say to you, gentlemen ot the
Jury I mean gentlemen of the convention
Is that harmony has characterized the
procedlngs of every Democratic conven
tion that has been held In Oregon this
year. There Is harmony In this conven
tion. Oregon cuts a big figure In National
politics. I am reliably informed that our
National convention was called to meet
at Kansas City, July 4, expressly because
Oregon votes so early. If, In June, Oregon
should send news that she has become a
Democratic state, I have, no doubt that
It will lend, courage to the Eastern states,
and inspire them to follow ur lead." (Ap
plause.) C E. Redfleld. of Morrow, was elected
temporary secretary, and L. L. Burten
Bhaw, ot Coos, temporary assistant, aec
retary. Both elections were by acclama
tion. The usual committees were then appoint
ed. In .each case the delegate who made
the motion for the committee was ap
pointed its chairman. -xhe committees
Credentials-Ira I. Campbell, ot Lace;
J. W, Baker, of CUckamasrCharles Klck
ell, of Jackson H. Taylor Httl, ot Crook:
Dan J. Fry; of Marion.' v
Permanent organization and order o(
business-Walter M. Pierce. f Umatilla;
C H. Fisher, of Douglas: a H. Stewart,
of Linn; J. W. Virtue, of Josephine; W;
E. Robertson, of Mnltnosaah.
Gold Democrats Turned Dovrn.
E. R. Skipworth. of Lane, moved the
appointment of a committee of U on plat--form.
Skipworth was a gold Democrat
tn the troublesome period of finance, but
report has it that he has become Bryan
izedof late. .His motion was considered
a shrewd move to put an ex-gold man at
the head JJf tho platform committee.- and
the sllverltes proceeded, to riddle It- MIL
ner of Multnomah moved to amend that
the committee be one from each county,
and Garland of Linn that It be one from
each Judicial district. O'Day ot Multno
mah and Bennett ot Wasco favored a
large committee. Burntrtt raised the point
that the committee was not in order, as
the credentials committee had not report
ed, and there was no tatting who wen
entitled to seats. Towns-end of Polk.
member of the National Committee, asked
xor a ruling on Burnett's point, and Chair
man Chamberlain declared It well taken.
"I think It's lots of nerve for a gold
man to come into a Democratic convention
and move the appointment of a platform
committee," said Mr. Townsend. after tht
Issue had gone his way.
At H o'clock the convention adjourned
until 1 P. M.
The Delegates. '
The report of the committee on creden.
tlals was ready promptly on time. The
delegates found entitled to seats were:
Baker County L H. McCord. L B.
Bowen. C M. Donaldson, J. H. Robbins.
W. H. Gleason. J. E. McKlnnon. Charles
-. yae. rat Cooper, Asa L. Brown, A.
P. Jones and Samuel White. Nat Cooper
by White, proxy; Bowen by James,
proxy; Gleason by Robbins, proxy; Jones
by Robbins, proxy; Hyde by Butcher,
Benton A. Wllhelm. Jr.. John. Burnett.
E. L. Bryan. E. Palmer. E. E. Wilson,
Robert Johnson and J. M. McFadden.
Clatsop Charles Wesche, Tony Smith.
A. W. Utztager, P. B. Sovey. Wm. Kelly,
Columbia James D. Kay. G. W. Grant.
S. A. Miles, Henry Henderson. W. F.
Clackamas Robert A. MUler. C. D
Latourette. Wm. Barlow, A. W. Cheney,
C. M. Walt. Robert Beatty. T. F. Cowing,
Stonewall Vaughn. Gilbert Hedges, E. D.
Kelly. B. S. Bellomy, W. B. Stafford.
Dr. M. C. Strickland.
Coos S. H. Hascard. L. Btrrong. John
Flannagan, B. F. Lawrence. CyXi. Strong,
proxy: L. L. Burtenshaw; Webb Mast.
E. G. Flannagan. J. T. Halt Plannagan
by Hazzard, proxy; Hall by Haxzard.
Crook-H. T. Hill. G. W. Barnes. W. A.
Booth. C. Sam Smith. Booth by Barnes,
proxy: Smith by Hill, proxy.
Curry J. F. Cox. Wm. Cooley, B. W.
Dean. Dean by Cox, proxy; Cooley by
Douglas R. S. Sheridan, D. W. S. Cros
by, Peter -Nelson. Joe Lyons. C H. Fish
er. F. B. Walte. G. W. Wonacott by Cros
by, proxy: B. W. Strong, J. L. Clough by
Crosby, proxy; V. C. London by Fisher,
proxy; J. C. Hutchinson by Strong,
proxy; Wm, Van Buren by P. Nelson,
proxy: Dexter Rice by Joe Lyons, proxy.
Grant George F. Ward by Alex Sweet,
proxy; Aug. Bachman by J. H. Robbins,
proxy; V. G. Co-tad by A. Sweek, proxy.
Gilliam Andrew Grimer, E. P. Weir,
Sam E. Van Vactor.
Harney Julian Byrd, W. D. Baker by
John E. Roberts, proxy; W. B. Johnson
by W. D. Baker, proxy; J. B. Cawlfleld.
Jackson A. N. Sollss. Charles Nickel!,
Daniel Chapman, W. F. Jones. Jeff Bell.
O. P. McGee, W. K. Price. George Hoff
man. R. A. Cook. E. R. CardwelL Bel
by Mark, proxy; Price by NIckell. proxy;
McGeo by A. E. Reames, proxy; R. A,
Cook, by J. R. Mitchell, proxy; George
Hoffman, by Sollss, proxy; Chapman by
Nell, proxy: W A. Jones by Nelll. proxy.
Klamath George T. Baldwin, J. L.
Hanka. by Baldwin, proxy; George Chaf
tain by Baldwin proxy.
Lake-T. S. Lane. L. P. Fleming. George
L. Gtlfrey, B. Daly, Fleming b.y Gllfrey,
proxy, and Daly by Gllfrey, proxy. ,
Josephine 7. O. Booth. J. W. Howard,
W. F.Horne,"W. J. Ott, O. R- Swearinger,
J, W- Virtue. Joseph. Wolke.
Lane Charles Kissinger, by E. R. Skip
worth, proxy; R. M. Veatch. Fred
Flsk by Baker, proxy; L. Ballou by
Campbell, proxy; L L. Campbell, J. J.
Walton by Campbell, proxy; O. P. Mays
by Veatch. proxy: C. K. Hale by Veatch,
proxy; W. W. Ogllsby by G. F. Skip
worth, proxy; W. L. Houston by J. F.
Skipworth. proxy: E. P. Coleman by E
R. Skipworth proxy: A. G. Mathews; J.
M. Kltchum by Mathews, proxy; W. P.
Chescher by Mathhews, proxy.
Lincoln Dr. Darnell. M. Davis,, J. F.
Stuard, Samuel Centre.
Linn J. K. Weatherford by 8. M. Gar
land, proxy; C J. Shedd by Byron Mllsap.
proxy; M. A. Miller, J. M. Ralston, C
H. Stuard, B. M. Payne, S. M. Garland,
P. J. Smiley, W. W. Crawford. J. J.
Whitney, George Flnley, T. E. Fox. E
Archibald, C. G. Burkhart by W. R- Btl
Malheur J. M. Duncan by E. H. Test,
proxy; John E. Roberta, R. A. Lockett,
B. C Richardson,
Morrow Henry Blackman. J. W. Mor
row by G. W. Rae. proxy: C E. Red
field. J. A, Woolery.
Marlon W. H. Holmes, Charles Yanke.
Jefferson Meyers, -Frank Coleman, J.. R
Fairbanks by Henry Pace, alternate; T
C Davidson. O. West. T. L. Davidson. W.
H- Downing by Webster Holmes, alter,
nate; T. H. Barnes, A. B. Huddleson. W.
H. Queener. B. A. Nathman. John Dar.
by. Wm. Kaiser. Dr. F. W. Weaver,
George Gusslter, C. W. Corby, S. Schwab.
Multnomah J. P. Mltner. C. K. Henry,
C. E. 8. Wood. H. B. Nicholas. John
Montag. George W. Holcomb, Dell Btuart,
John Welch. Thomas O'Day. J. W. Grus.
si by y." K. Strode, proxy: F. V. Holman.
J. C. Welch, J. D. McKlnnon. Newton
McCoy. George H. Thomas, W. E. Burke,
Wm. Foley, Pat Powers. E. J. Jeffery,
R. D. Inman, George L. Hutchln. W. X.
Gatens, T. T. Struhie. A. J. Knott. W. A.
Munly. George E. Chamberlain. N. A.
Peery, W. E. Robertson, Alex Sweek by
A. C. Barclay, proxy; F. A- Watts, L. T.
Peary, H. A. Smith by A. F. Flegel.
Polk S. T. Burch by J. H. Townsend.
proxy; L. C. Gilmore, A. J. Goodman. J.
L. Purvlne by Townsend. proxy: Oscar
Hayter, J. H- Townsend by D. W. Say.
ers, proxy: J. O. Saata. Wm. Rldgway.
Sherman Frank Fulton. W. H. Biggs,
Frank Sayres by Frank Fulton, proxy.
Tillamook P. W. Todd, Sam Downs,
Umatilla E. D. Boyd. J. H. Raley by
Charles A. Chapman, proxy; J. W. Smith.
C M- Pearee, D. B. Watson. T. O. Hailey,
T. F. Howard. G. A. Hartman. Walter
M. Pierce, C. J. Smith, Charles Gates by
W. C Mlnnls. proxy.
Union M. R, Woodard, J. M. Carroll,
T J. Onnond, B. F. Owsley. D. A. Mc
Allster, J. T. McKlnnon. E. P. Schow,
Henry Rhlnehart. E. P. McDaniet. J. J.
Turner by T. H. Crawford, proxy; George
A. Hurbert by George Balrd. proxy; H.
Washlngton-John M. Wall. W. E. Weh.
rung. Edward Schulmerich. C Wills. Jas
per Eaves. Hugh Bernard. Charles Miller,
J. C Lamkln by James 8. Sewell, proxy;
J. L. Smith, A. V. Denny.
- Wasco R. F. Gibbons. A, J. Bingham,
F. M. Jackson. L D. Driver. H. C. Llebe,
Thomas Harlan, A. S. Bennett.
Wallowa W. B. Applegate. J. S. Hor
ner, H. L. Herslnger. D. W. Shehan.
Applegate by Hays, proxy.
Tamhlll H. C. Burns. A. K. McKln
non. F. H. Colwell. C. G. Scott. J. T.
Sumpson. H. Berkram. C J. Payne. C C
Ferguson, C. P. Nelson. P. Fundman. R,
Wheeler B. Gaffney. W. M. Hover bj
D'Arcy Men Shut Oat.
The only difference between the dele
gates who sat at the morning session and
those reported by the committee was In
the names of George S. Downing and D.
J. Fry, of Marion. Downing had the
proxy of W. H- Downing, and Fry thai
of J. R, Fairbanks. Fry and Downing be
long to the D'Arcy faction In Marlon
County, which was turned down In the
primaries and again In the county conven
tion. To keep it out or the state conven
Hon. the Marion County delegation elect
ed six alternates to the state convention
who were authorized to become the regu
lar delegates) In case ot the absence of
any of them. Under this ruling the cre
dentials committee gave Downlngs seat
to Webster 'Holmes, alternate, and Fair
banks to Henry Pane, alternate. Fry was
effectually closed out. for he had been s
member of the credentials committee.
George S. Downing protested that he had
a proxy from a regularly elected delegate.
Remarks were not In order at the time he
spoke, and at the suggestion ot Chairman
Chamberlain he eat down until a motion tt
adopt the report had been made. When
that motion came up. Downing made na
further effort to set aside the report oi
On motion of Hazzard of Coos, the coun
ties were given power to vote for the ab
lentees of their delegations.
The only recommendation In the report
of the committee on permanent organiza
tion and order ot business waa the "ap
pointment of a committee ot five by the
Chair to confer with ths Populist conven.
tlon to bring about a union of forces.
Ths remainder ot the report outlined an
order of making nominations and recom
mended that the temporary officers be
Apparently there was not an antl-tusloi
delegate In the entire convention, for noi
the merest suggestion ot a protest against
fusion was beard from any quarter.
As a committee to confer with the Pop
ulists, Chairman Chamberlain appointed J
H. Robbins, of Baker; John M. Ralston
of Linn: E. D. Boyd, of Umatilla; W. H.
Welrrung, of Washington, and J. a
Booths, of Josephine.
SklpTTOrth Doimed Agntn.
As the report made no provision for the
number ot persons who should conatltutt
the platform- committee, Mllner of Mult,
nomah moved that it be composed ot ons
delegate from each county.
Skipworth of Lane amended that tht
committee consist of nine, appointed b
the chair. Sklpworth'e amendment wai
defeated by a vote ot about 16 to 1, and
the gentleman from Lane was reminded
for tho second time that sheep with gold
en fleeces are not wanted in the Demo
Mllner's motion went through with a
free-silver hurrah, and on rollcall of coun
ties the following platform committee was
Baker C M. Donaldson.
Benton T. E. Mlllln.
Clackamas A. W. Cheney.
Clatsop A. M. Smith.
Columbia W. F. Slaughter.
Coos 8. H. Hazzard.
Crook-H. Taylor H11L
Curry 8. H. Hazzard.
Douglas C. H. Fisher.
GUltara Sam E. Van Vactor.
Grant Alex Sweek.
Harney J. C Byrd.
Jackson F. R, Neil.
JosephlneJ, W. Virtue.
Klamath George Baldwin.
Lake E. Gllfrey.
Lane R. M. Veatch.
Lincoln M. M. Davis.
Linn W. R. Bllyeu.
Marion W. H- Holmes.
Malheur J. E, Roberts.
Morrow G. W. Rea.
Multnomah Thomas O'Day.
Polk-J. O. Staata.
Sherman Frank Fulton.
Tillamook B. W. Todd.
Union T. H. Crawford.
Umatilla C J. Smith. '
Wallowa G. W.-Shehan.
Wasco A. S. Bennett.
Washington Ed. Schulmerich,
Wheeler B. Gaffney.
. Yamhill H. C Burns.
It was necessary now to await the re
ports of the platform and conference com
mittees. Upon Invitation. Mrs. H. N.
Prltchard delivered a short address In
favor ot adoption-of the woman suffrage
amendment to the constitution. At its
conclusion the' convention adjourned until
Anti-Expansion Bos Beaten.
When the convention resumed work al
3 o'clock. Crawford of Union, chatrman
ot platform committee, reported that the
committee had given hearings to men and
woemn representing principles which
mean votes to the Democratic party. He
said the committee could not report before
730. A discussion followed as to the ad
visability of proceeding before a hearing
from "our Populist brothers." Boyd ot
Umatilla said the Populists would send
a committee to tho Democrats when they
had permanently organized.
A motion to adjourn until 7:0 was de
feated, and the convention proceeded to
elect a chairman of the etate committee.
Jt would have pitched Into the whole or
der of business, regardless of the Popu
lists, lf Chairman Crawford, of the plat
form committee, had not threatened to
recall the committee from its labors It
an adojournment would not be taken after
the ballot. .
The contest for the chairmanship was
between R. S. Sheridan, of Roseburg. the
present Incumbent, and H. B. Nicholas,
of Portland. Mr. Nicholas was agreed
upon at a. caucus ot the Multnomah mem
bers In the morning, but he did not" receive
the full support of his delegation. W.
E. Burke, who has had previous experi
ence as a caucus bolter, and W. E. Rob
ertson, as a convention bolter, refused to
be bound by the caucus, and so stated In
the convention. The caucus also agreed
upon Dr. John Welch and X. A. Peery
for delegates to the National convention
Dell Stuart for Presidential elector, Alex
ander Sweek for Judge ot Department No.
4. State Circuit Court, and George E.
Chamberlain, for District Attorney. The
caucus offered the Congressional nomina
tion In the Second district to Rdbcrt D.
Inman. of Portland, but he declined the
Mr. Nicholas was put forward by Fred
erick V. Holman 'for his great work ai
an anti-Imperialist, and for his efforts lc
behalf of Democratic organization. In
man. Powers and Mllner. of Multnomah,
seconded Nicholas. Pierce of Umatilla
nominated Sheridan who was seconded
by Butcher of Baker. Robertson of Mult
nomah. Fisher of Douglas Garland o'
Linn, Burtecaba-s of Coos and Burke ot
Multnomah. The statements of Burke
and Robertson, that they had given no
tice that they would not be bound by the
Multnomah caucus were sharply ques
tioned by Powers. Ho said there were
3! votes In the caucus, and that an agreed
to stand by the caucus "nominations. "If
Multnomah is not solid this time." said
Powers, "the He Is out somewhere."
Sheridan got the support of the National
committeeman, Townsend. and all the aid
the state committee could throw to him.
and won "hands down." Five Multnomah
votes went against Nicholas, and five
were absent. The vote which Nicholas got
in Douglas was the compliment ot Chair
man Sheridan. The vote stood:
xsajcer ............................. n ..
jenton ............................ 7 ..
Clackamas .... ....... S 6
or ant ..............
Malheur . 4 4
Multnomah ....... 5 22
XO.iC ................a.............. O ..
snerman ...............a.......... 3 ..
Tillamook .. ...a. .. 3 ..
Union S 6
TVflCci'C.r , . s,
Total , 133 es
On Nicholas' motion, the re-election of
Chairman Sheridan was made unanimous.
Messrs. Sheridan and Nicholas made fe
Hazzard of Coos, Xoland of Clatsop and
Hailey of Umatilla were appointed a com
mittee to examine the ejection laws and
report to the convention the legal method
of filing its ticket. This was deemed nec
essary, at the Democrats fused with the
Populists two years ago.
The convention then adjourned until
Delegates to National Convention.
At the evening session began electing
Delegates to the National Convention.
Those placed in nomination were: James
H. Raley, of Pendleton, by Pierce, of
Umatilla: Jefferson Myers, of Salem, by
Kaiser, ot Marion: M. A. Miller, of Leb
anon, by Garland, of Linn: R. M. Veatch.
of Cottage Grove, by Baker; of Lans1; X.
A- Peery. of Multnomah, by Robertson,
of Multnomah; Dr. John Welch, of Port
land, by Stuart, of Multnomah; W. F.
Butcher, of Baker City, by White, of Ba
ker; J. O. Toothe. cf Josephine, by
Reames. of Jackson: Dan J. Fry, of Sa
lem, by Weaver, of Marion: J. D. McKln
non. ot La Grande, by Carroll, of Union;
H. Taylor Hill, of Crook, by Van Vactor,
of Gilliam: A. J. Knott, of Portland, by
Powers, of Multnomah: C X- Walt, of
Canby. by Baker, of Clackamas; E. E.
Wilson, of Corvallls, by Bryan, ot Ben
ton; Charles NIckell. of Jacksonville, by
Sollss, ot Jackson; A. S. Bennett, of The
Dalles, by Bingham, of Wasco: C D. Lat
ourette. of Oregon City, by Cheney, or
Clackamas; H. L. Herzinger. of Enter
prise, by Shehan. of Wallowa.
The nomination of A. J. Knott, of Port
land, was the result of the caucus bolt
on Nicholas for the chairmanship of the
state committee. Pat Powers, who nomi
nated Knott, thought that if five dele
gates had a right to break away from
Nicholas, he had a right to call the caucus
off In any particular ho chose.
Tho ballot resulted:
Raley. 305; Myers. S: Miller. ITS; Veatch.
1M; Peery. Its; Welch, 174; Butcher. 106;
Boothe. 2C0; Fry. : McKlnnon, 131; Hill.
79: Knott. 123; Walt. : Wilson. 31; NIck
ell, U6: Bennett, 175; Latourette. 23: Hers
The delgates elected were: Raley, M'l
ler. Veatch. Peery. Welch. Boothe. Nickel!
and Bennett. The eight receiving the next
highest number of votes were declared
The delegates were Instructed to vote tot
Chairman Crawford reported the plat
form at 10 o'clock. As originally drafted
by the committee It was. w.th the ex
ception of the words Inclosed In brackets.
as printed below. As reported to the con
vention, the first plank merely affirmed
the money plank of the Democratic. Popu
list and Free Silver state conventions of
1S3S. This wao giving too little considera
tion to the Chicago platform, 'and Hax
zard of Coos. Peery of Multnomah, and
Butcher of Baker protested, Paery said
to ignore the National platform of 1K-S
would be to give the platform and Br) an a
black eye. A squabble followed, and. to
get out of It. the first plank, as originally
drafted, was adopted, .and the words In
brackets inserted. The platform now
pending before the convention follows:
We the Democrats ot Oregon. In con
vention assembled, do hereoy reaffirm and
indorse, .in- whole and In part, in letter
and In spirit, the platform adopted by the
jjemocratic t-onveiiuon n-.ia in lo.cisu
In 1SSS. And the money plank of the
Democratic. Reop e's party end Silver Re
publican parties of KK.
we lavor amenamenis .0 ine .reaera.
Constitution. KDeelallv author.zimr an In
come tax and providing for the election
of United S ates Sinators by a direct
vote of the peop'e.
we eppess government Dy injunction ana
the blacklist, and lavor arbitration as a
means of settling disputes between corpor
ations and their employes, and recogniz
ing the fact that a corporation Is a crea
ture of law. we believe In and favor a rea
sonable supervis on by state inspection, of
mines, machinery, manufactories and rail
ways, to the end that Injury to employes
be avoided and life rendered secure: we
favor the passage of c reasonable em
ployers' liability act. similar to those
enacted In other states.
Wft reaffirm our fcrmer declaration In
favor of the Initiative and referendum and
nledee- our candidates. for the Legislature
to support the pending amndment to the
constitution suomiiung me qucGuoa .
direct legislation to the people.
We denounce tho doctrine that an Exec
utive or a Congress created and limited
by the Constitution, can exercise lawful
authority beyond that Constitution, and
In violation of It. Believing that a Na
tion can not long endure half republic
and half empire, we oppo-e wars of con
quest and co'onlal pcssesslors.
The Filipinos can not be citizens with
out endangering our civilization: they
cannot be subjects without endangering
our form of Government, and ?s we are
not willing to surrender our civilization
or to convert a republic into an empire,
we favor an Immediate declaration of tho
Nation's purpose to give to the Filipinos,
first, a stable form of government: sec
ond, independence, and. third, protection
from outside Interference, as it has for
nearly a century given protection to tho
repub'lcs of Central and South America.
We favor the expansion of trade by --very
legitimate and peaceful means, but we aro
opposed to purchaslrg trade at tho can
non's mouth with human blood; neither
do we believe that trade secured and held
by force Is worth the price that must b-i
paid for It. Wc nre In favor of extend
ing hte Nation's influence, but we believe
that that Influence shou'd be extended,
not by force and violence, but through
the persuasive power of a high and hon
We oppose militarism. It Imposts upon
the people an unnecessary burden, and is
a constant mfnace. A pmall standing
army and a well-equlcped state militia are
sufficient In time of peace; In time of war
the cltlzen-roldler should be a repufcl c J
defense, and as an example, we P3lnt
with satisfaction to the brave and gallant
services, of the Second Oregon tn the late
We sympathize with the Beer republics
of South Africa, in their xioVe and brave
struggle for liberty and Nat.onal exist
ence. We condemn the present Rpubllcu.
Congress for ob-ylng the deraard of ths
trusts for a tariff upon goods Imported to
Puerto Rico, and inhlbltl-e free Inter
course between our people air! the people
of Puerto Rico tn the matter of trade.
We condemn the Dlngiey tarirt law as
a trust-breeding and extortion-Invlt'ng
measure, ski lfullv devls d for tr-e pur
pose of giving to a few favors which the?
do not des rve, and cf placing uron tha
many, burdens which they shou'd not
bear- " .. , ,.
We demand that articles controlled bv
trusts be placed upon the free lists, and
we favor the enactment and enforcement
of such laws as will effectually suppress
and detroy all trusts and all combina
tions of capital that control free inter
course and trade among our people.
We condemn the pr.sent financial leg's
latlon of Congress of the United State
as tending to the establishment of a
money trust subversive of the liberties and
rit-hts of the American people.
We favor the Immediate construction,
ownership and fortification ot the Nlcara
gua Canal by the United States.
We are opposed to any and all proposed
legislation providing for the leasing to
corporations or Individuals any portion of
the public domain for grazing purposes to
the detriment of actual settlers and home
feekers. We favor government ownership of tn
telegraph as part of the postal system of
the United Sates, and w observe with
approval the movement throughout thi
country, looking toward the municipal
ownership of municipal franchises.
Wo denounce the extravagance of the
Republican pirty of the State of Orecon
In Its management of state'and municipal
Substitute Voted Dovrn.
'After the platform had been read. Colo
nel Boyd, of Umatilla, attacked the plank
relating to the Filipinos. He said it was
not defensible, and moved to strike It out
and Insert tho following: "We are op
posed to Imperialism in apy form, and
favor giving to every people a republican
form of government."
The substitute was lost by a. blft vote.
The convention then dlscusced the third
plank. a,nd a motion was made to strika
It out and Insert the Populist plank bear
ing on the subject. It was then discov
ered that the Populist plank was not
In the hands of t"hc convention, it having
been returned to the Populist convention.
At 11 o'clock, with the platform still pend
ing, the convention adjourned until 10
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