Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, April 14, 1900, Page 4, Image 4

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Democrats and'Pops Unite on
Electors and State Ticket.
Agreement Violated In a Scheme to
Deprive People's Party of a Jndge
or District Attorney.
Presidential Elector Walter M. rier:
(Dem.). ot Pendleton: Dell Stuart (Dem.). of
Portland: Ernest Kroner (Pop.), or Portland;
John Whlttaktr (Pop.), ot Benton.
Congressman. First District Dr. Bernard
Dalr (Dem.) of Lakevlew.
Congressman. Second District State Senator
William Smith (Pop.), of Baker CSV.
Supreme Judge W. M. Ramsey (Dem.). of
Food and Dairy Commissioner W. Schulmer
leh (Pop.), of Washington County.
With but a einglc hitch, the Democrats
and the Populists, through their State
Conventions, effected complete fusion on
offlces" yesterday. The hitch was on the
nominations fcr Circuit Judge and District
Attorney In the Sixth Judicial district
Bad faith on the part of the Democrats
was the cause of the failure of ruslon on
these two nominations. The agreement
between the Democratic and Populist fu
sion committees, which was adopted by
both conventions, mada this provision for
the Sixth district:
Nomination!. In the Sixth Judicial Dltriet to
be equally divided between the two parties.
And there was this further provision for
the settlement of disputes In all Judicial
We -sould also recommend that the nomination-
fcr the several Judicial Districts be made
a, Therein set forth. except that In districts
there such nomlnstlons stall 1 unsatisfac
tory: thn. In that eent. the said nomination
chall be made by the Joint convention of such
clstrtct parately by a fair and equitable di
trlbutlon to be determined by said Joint dis
trict conventions.
The stumbling block In the whole busi
ness was that the Umatilla- delegation
came to Portland Instructed for A. D.
Stlllman for Circuit Judso and T. G.
Hallcy for District Attorney. Both are
popular young men. and the Umatilla
delegation was determined to get them
on the ticket. There are two explana
tions of the failure to fuse in the district.
Hailey says fusion was prevented by a
hold-up of the Populist delegation by R.
J. Slater. Slater answers that he did noth
ing to prevent a conference, but, on the
contrary, exerted himself to his utmost
to bring one about. Conference or no
conference, the fact remains that the
Democrats made nominations for both
the Judgeship and the District Attorney's
office, whereas they were entitled to but
one place. It nl Is evident from the
proceedings that the Democrats never In
tended to give the Populists a place on
the ticket. The result lends Interest to
the attempt of Chairmas Pierce, of the
Umatilla delegation, to strike from the
last clause of the fusion agreement, relat
ing to the adjustment of disputed nomina
tions, the words, "by a fair and ecultable
distribution, to be determined by said Joint
District Conventions." Mr. Pierce Is a
clever politician, a? they grow politicians
in Eastern Oregon, and he was looking
far Into tho future when he fought to
head off "fair and equitable distribu
tion" of the spoils. He realized If it came
to that he would lose either Mr. Stlllman
or Mr. Hallcy. and he did not want any
fa'r or equitable distribution. He did not
cuccecd In getting tho obnoxious words
ut ot the agreement, and they are in It
today. Furthermore, Mr. Pierce defeated
the effort In the Democratic Convention
late yesterday afternoon to refer the dis
pute to the joint convention of the dls-trlc-e.
RcdEcld of Morrow, secretary of
the convention, made a motion to that ef
fect Chairman Pierce said it was no use.
the Populists would not confer: Stlllman
said It was no use. the Populists would
not confer: Hailey said it was no use. the
Popullfts wojld not confer; they all shook
their heads together, and said it was no
use. the Populists would not confer. And
so Secretary Rcdfleld withdrew his motion.
The foregoing Is an entirely impartial
statement of the manner In which the
Populists were defrauded out of a place
on the Judicial ticket In the Sixth dis
trict They conflder the trick as being
representative of Democratic methods In
fusing for pfilce. and as an Inauspicious
beginning for fusion. Mr. Pierce thought
the Populists would meekly owallow tho
SUllman-IIallcy pilL But they did not
"When the 'Democratic Convention turned
a deaf ear to their appeal for fairness,
they promptly nominated It J. Slater for
Judge "and J. T. Hlnkle for District At-,
The final act of fusion was enacted in
the assembly-hall of the Chamber of
Commerce at 4J P. M. yesterday, when
between CO and 70 delegates of the Pop
ulist Convention, headed "by W. TL King,
cf Ontario, marched Into the Democratic
Convention, and. with the Democratic del
egates, formed an assembly of electors
for the purpose cf nominating the candi
dates put vp by the two conventions.
Judge W. D. Hare, of Hlllsboro, presided,
and A. E. Kcames. of Jacksonville, was
secretary. After a characteristic Bryan
lte speech by Judge Hare, the nominees
of the two conventions, except those in
the Sixth Judicial district, were declared
the nominees of the assembly of electors..
Then there were three cheers for Bryan.
Organization of the assembly. Judge Hare's
speech and the cheering occupied 15 min
utes, after which the Populists, headed
by the general who had led them In. filed
back tP Hlbernla HalL
It ha been a foregone conclusion for
months that the Democrat and the Pop
ulists would fuse. But from the amount
of talk there has been about It there was
reason to expect more "spontaneous en
thusiasm." as Judge O'Day would have
it than was exhibited yesterday. All the
enthusiasm was on the side of the Dem
ocrats. They wanted the fusion and the
ollires. The Populists were not so anx
ious. To keep them In line required the
untiring effort and unending watchful
ness of "Will R. King, of Ontario, and
Ernest Kroner, of Portland, the one with
Eastern Oregon In his pocket and the
other practically controlling Western Ore
gon. There Is already much discontent
among individual Populists. They know
tho treacherous deal they got two years
ago. and that they will get it again this
Democratic Convention TJsra Gate
Lair to Get It.
The wind-up of the Democratic State
Convention ycoterday was noteworthy
principally for the avidity with which
the delegates seized upon fusion. The
only protest against union with the Pop
ulists came from Frederick V. Holman,
of Portland, who pleaded for Democratic
principles and Democratic candidates. He
was Ignored, though the ripple of ap
plause which resounded In the hall when
he finished talking gave evidence that a
remnant, however email and voiceless,
of the old Democracy was still In the land
of the living. Probably there would have
"been re other protests In support of Mr.
Holman, but to make sure that there
would be none, tho convention resorted to
gag law, and, under its beneficent lnflu.
erce, fusion became the guiding star of
Democracy True to his convictions, Mr.
Holman refused to participate In the
nomination of fusion electors: he declined
the tempting offer of the chairmanship
of the Multnomah delegation. He gath
ered yp bl-j hat and coat and umbrella
and wtiit out And he never came back.
Populist Doctrines on Railroad Lia
bility Voted Down.
When the convention adjourned Thurs
day night the pending question was the
adoption of the Populist substitute for the
third plank of the platform relating to J
hutcruicm oy injunction ana uamuiy ot .
railroads to their employes. "Walt of
Clackamas, demanded the reading of the
original plank adopted by the subcommit
tee of the platform committee, and of the
substitute agreed upon at the conference ,
Detween ine enure piatiorm committee
and the platform committee of the Popu
list convention.
"Have you the- substitute?" asked Chair
man Chamberlain.
"I have It In The Oregoniat, and that's
good authority," replied Chairman Craw
ford. Thereupon the chairman read the substl
tut from The Oreconlan for the Informa
tion of the convention. As the subject
Is one of Interest and as knowledge of it
Is necessary to full understanding of the
discussion. The Oregonlan reprints the two
planks. The plank reported by the plat
form committee Is:
We oppose government by Injunction and the
blacklist, and favor arbitration as a means of
settling; disputes between corporations and their
employes, and recognizing the fact that a cor
poration Is a creature of law. we believe and
favor a reasonable supervision by state In
spection of mines, machinery, manufacturers
and railways, to the end that Injury to em
ployes be avoided and life rendered secure.
We favor the passage of a reasonable employ
era' liability act almllcr to those enacted In
other states.
The substitute is:
Resolved. That we are opposed to ginem
ment by Injunction, as applied to labor trou
bits, and strikes, and the resulting deprlval ot
the right of trial by Jury to men who are
charred with criminal acts. We believe In the
passage ot an employer-.' liability act applica
ble to railroad companies, similar to such acta
now In force In other states, by which the
doctrine of fellow service, and that an em
ployer Is not liable to one servant for the negli
gence of another, shall be abolished. And we
atoo believe that where an Injury Is caused by
the negligence of the master, the mere fact
that he knew of the negligence and continued
In employment should not defeat his recovery.
And we pledge our members of the legislature
to favor legislation along these lines, and also
repealing or extending the limit of recovery
for the death of an employe.
We further favor a reasonable supervision
and limitation by the state, of the operation ot
railroad trains, and of the number of cars
which may be hauled In a train; and a limita
tion of the hours which the employes shall wcric
without rest. We further believe that legis
lature should pass laws by which the books
cf a railroad corporation should be open to In
spection by the proper officials of the state. so
that a reasonable rate law may be established
and reasonable wages be secured for employe,.
Mr. Holman Objects.
Holman of Multnomah opposed the sub
stitute. He did not believe in a polyglot
platform. He said the principle of put
ting things in the platform that the con
vention did not believe was political dis
honesty and would get no votes. He would
not undertake to say that the substitute
was not wanted by the convention, but
he did not believe In adopting It because
some one else wanted it. He said the best
platform was' the -Democratic party in its
relation to the laboring people.
The substitute was then voted down by
a big majority, and the platform, as pub
lished In yesterday's Oregonlan, adopted
without objection. The following resolu
tion was also adopted as part of the plat
form: Whereas, The United States Is Indebted to
the Pioneer Indian War Veterans of Oregon
for the occupancy and conquut of this
North Pacific Coast, serving In ths Indian wan
ot this Cm it, from 1846 to 1S58, aa faithfully
and rendering service as valuable as any volun.
teers ever did In defense of our National do
main. Whereas, After the lapse of half a century
they have not received Just recognition, though
It has ben promised at each recurring election
for the last So years; and.
Whereas, The chairman cf the House of Rep
resentatives has now given oat that action
must again be postponed:
Resolved. That patience, ceases to be a vir
tue, and In behalf of our aged Veterans, whose
ranas are so rapidly awindllng away, we pro
tect against this unjcetlaflable neglect and we
anirm.thct no Veteran or his friends can longer
vote the Republican ticket while ihnr nleriirxL
often made and-long overdue, to pension .the
wucniig o.a neroes, remain unredeemed by that
Bryan Instructions Stnnd.
The resolution instructing the delegation
to Kansas City was called up by Craw
ford of Union, who objected to trine the
hands of the de'cgatlon. He said he was
as good a Bryan man as there was in
Oregon, but was opposed to Instructions
on principle.
Burke of Multnomah was In favor of
Instructing the delegation. Then he pro
ceeded to tell why he left the Republican
party. He said it was because It had put
up McKlnley on a wrong platform. "Ifwe
don't have Bryan, whom will we have?"
asked Burke.
"Bryan," answered Judge O'Day.
By practically a unanimous vote the del
egation stood Instructed for Brian. Then
three cheers, in which everybody Joined,
were given for Bryan.
To Exclude Japanese and Chinese.
Gatccs of Multnomah offered a resolu
tion favoring re-enactment of the Chi
nese exclusion act Kelly of Clatsop
wanted the Japanese put In the list He
said they are a greater .menace to .the
country than the Chinese. While the con
vention was in exclusion mood, Hulchln
of Multnomah moved to put the Filipino!
in tho Index Expurgatorius. Kelly's mo
tion went but Hutchln's did not. The
resolution as amended and adopted reads:
Whereas. The Chinese Exclusion Act expires
in March. 1901; be It
Resetted. That our candldateo to Congress be
and they are hereby Instructed to use their
utmost endeavors to hae said law re-enactel
with an amendment Including Immigrants from
The Fnslon Denl.
Judge W. D. Hare, of Hlllsboro, an emi
nent Populist, came before the convention
and announced that he had been author
ized by th Populist convention to say
that it had indorsed the platform agreed
Upon at the conference'
Following Judge Hare's announcement
the report of the conference committee
on fusion was brought up. A copy of It
was not before the delegates, and re
course was once more had to the columns
of The Oregonlan, whereupon Watson of
Umatilla moved that the thanks ot the
convention be extended to The Oregonlan
for furnishing tho Democratic party Its
The report of the conference commltteo
was published In full In yesterdny's Ore.
gonlan in the proceedings of the Populist
convention. 'Besides agreeing upon fusion.
It divides the offices as follows:
To the Democrats Justice of the Su
preme Court Congressman in the First
District, two Presidential Electors.
To the Populists Congressman In the
Second District Food Commissioner and
two Presidential Electors.
District Attorneys, Circuit Judges and
Joint Senators and Representatives arc
about equally divided between the two
parties. The last paragraph In the fusion
agreement reads:
We would also recommend that the nomina
tions for the several Judicial districts ! made
as htreln set forth except In districts
where said nominations shall be unsatisfactory;
then. In that event, the said nominations shall
be made by a Joint convention ot such districts
separately .by a fair and equitable distribution
to be determined by said joint district con
ventions. The nominations of one convention
shall be ratified by the other.
Pierce of Umatilla moved to etrike out
the words "by a fair and equitable distri
bution, to be determined by Joint district
Protest Aznlnst Fusion.
Frederick V. Holman. of Multnomah,
mads tho only protest against fusion
that had been heard sincje" the deal with
tho Populists was put under way. He
I was not present yesterday when the con
vention adopted tho report of the committee
on permanent organization whieh-recommended
the appointment of a committee cf five to con
fer wrta the ropullst convention to bring about
a union of-forces. Had I been present I
should have spoken and voted against that rec
ommendation. I now oppose the adoption of
the report of such conference committee and
make my protest against any combination
whatsoever by this convention with the Popu
list or any other political organisation. The
Democratic party is great enough and broad
enough to take In etery vcter who la opposed
to McKlnley and the policies of the Republican
party especially en. the great issues now be
fore the country and on which the' coming
Presidential election U to be- fought It the
Populists wish to support -Democratic candi
dates let them do to. if they wish recognition
let It be to them as Democrats not as Popu
lists. Although I am a life-long Democrat for the
past four years I have not been In accord
with the majority- of the- Democratic party
on the financial question; but I have been
always and I am now a Democrat on the lines
laid down by Jefferson and Jackson ana otner
great leaders cf the majority of the Democratic
party In the past I believe the Issue of free
colnare of silver Is no longer a living Issue.
It may not be dead, but at least It sleepeth.
I desire, so far as I may. to contribute to
Democratic success and the triumph .of Democratic-
principles as I understand them and to
support the Democratic candidate for President
But I am a Democrat not a Populist This
convention was called as a Democratic conven
tion and to nominate a Democratic ticket net
to nominate, support or endorse ropullst can
didates as such. If there are any candidates
to be chosen by this convention, let them be
nominated as Democrats and only aa Demo
crats. This convention has Just passed a resolution
by an overwhelming vote Instructing Its dele
gates to the National convention to support
Mr. Bryan for President If you nominate,
but half cf the Presidential Electors as-recommended
by this conference report you are
giving to Mr. .Bryan, or any other candidate
to be chosen by the Democratic National Con
vention, only half the support of the Democratic
party of Oregon. Tou have no assurances,
which in the nature of things can be relied
en. as to whom the Populists will nominate -for
President at tbelr National convention. And
yet It Is proposed In advance, untight and un
seen, to make two ot the ropullst tTesiaenuai
Electors the nominees of this convention, and
to try to force the Oregon Democrats to
vote for these two Populist Electors without
regard to who their candidate for Preoident
may be. Tou may bind yourselves but you
cannot bind the Democrats of Oregon.
Fu-fon. as such. Is always bad both as to
practical politics and as to political principles.
If you are beaten at the rolls. you
have but added to the bltternem of defeat
If you are successful, your success Is a partial
defeat of principles.. In either event you dis
organize your party. Tou make success doubt
ful by repelling those who wish to support
the Democratic party and Democratic princi
ples. Many men who were Democrats In the
rast wish to act and to vote with the Demo
crats now. Do not drive them away.
Mr. Chairman and gentlemen of this con
vention. I appeal to you to vote down this con
ference report When the Democratlo rarty
has ruch a chance cf success In the coming
Presidential election as It now has. do not
throw away that chance by letting It appear
that a vote for the Democratic Presidential
nominee Is half a vote for the Populist plat
form. Let us unite the Democratic party not
disorganize It Let us fight for Democratlo
principles, and not for the success of Popu
lism In whole or In part
Gag; Rnle Applied.
Some applause greeted Mr. Holman's
firm stand for Democratic principles. It
represented the united efforts of probably
a dozen persons. No one else arose to
voice Mr. Holman's sentiment, and to
make sure that no one should have an
opportunity to do so, Schulmerlch of
Washington appealed to gag rule. He
moved the previous question, which was
ordered. Pierce's amendment was voted
down, and the fusion agreement adopted
by a big vote. Thomas of Multnomah,
Flnlcy of Linn and Veatch of Marlon wcru
appointed to notify the Populist Conven
tion of the action taken.
Holman Refuses to Vote.
Nominations- for two Presidential elect
ors were called for. Dell Stuart of Port
land, an ex-Republican, was nominated
by Henry of Multnomah: T. L. Davidson,
of Marlon, by Kaiser of Marlon; Walter
M. Pierce, of Umatilla, by Watson of
Umatilla. Pierce's nomination was sec
onded by a dozen or more. Including Na
tional Committeeman Townsend and
Chairman Sheridan, of the State Commit
tee. Consistent in his opposition to fusion, Mr.
Holman notified hk colleagues In the
Multnomah delegation that he would vote
for four Presidential electors, ihe num
ber to which the party was entitled, but
not for two, tho number accorded by the
fusion apportionment. Mr. Holman was
remonstrated with, but to no purpose.
Then he was offered the chairmanship of
the Multnomah delegation, which he af
fably declined. He adhered to his reso
lution not to stand- in with the fnslon
programme, and shortly after gathered up
his hat and overcoat and left tne halL
Judge Thomas O'Day said that Mr. Hol
man would come back. But Judge Thomas
O'Day was mistaken. Mr. Holman never
came back.
Pierce and Stuart Chosen.
The ballot resulted In the choice of
Stuart and Pierce by this vote:
& 2- 2
a : : :.
jcflKcr , ii n . ...
XitHtOrl 4 a. a. ....
Clsckamas 5 9 4 4
Clat'op 3 3 6....
Co.umbla 5 .... &....
VOOS o 8
-.UTj . 3 3
Douglas 11 11
Crook 4 4
Gilliam 3 3
Grant 4 4
Harney 4 4
Jackson 10 8 .... 2
Josephine I. 7
Klama h 3 3
Lincoln 4 4
Lake 3 3
L'.nn : 14 .... 13
Lane 11 14
Marlon .. ....... 1 39
. a neu. ....... ......... 4 4 .... ....
j ) rro w ........ ............. 4 4 .... ....
Multnomah v.. 2? 3b .... 2
Po.k S 4 2 J
Sherman 3 3
Tll'amook 3 3
Union TV li 11
Umatilla ... 10 11 1
w ai On a ...... ............. 4 4 .... ....
Wasco 5 & 2 1
Washington 10 10
Wheeler 2 2
Yamhill 11 11
Total 241 2Cq 205
Supreme Judge.
W. M. Ramsey, of Salem, was nominat
ed by acclamation for Supreme Judge.
J Mr. Ramsey has recently moved to Salem
from Yamhill County.
The convention adjourned. until 2 P. M.
Lakevievr Danker Defeats Captain
IIeath, Spanish War Veteran.
Ex-Senator Bernard Daly, the Lakevlew
banker, was chosen tho Democratic and
fusion nominee for Congress on the sec
ond ballot at the Democratic Convention
of the First district His principal op
ponent was Captain Heath, a veteran of
the Spanish and Filipino Wars. The con
vention met in the Chamber of Commerce
during the recess of the State Conven
tion. R. S. Sheridan, of Douglas, was
elected chairman, and E. E. Wilson, ot
j Corvallls, secretary.
vnpiain 11. u. iicain. lormcriy 01 com
pany A, Second Oregon Volunteers, was
nominated by H. C Burns, of Tamhlll.
R. A. Miller, of Oregon City, was noml.
tinted by Charles N. Walt, of Clackamas.
Miller withdrew his name, and nomi
nated ex-Senator Bernard Daly, of Lake
view. W. R, Bilyeu. of Linn, nominated J. J.
Whitney, of Albany.
After the nominations had been closed,
a delegato asked permission to present the
name of Bishop Henry L. Barklcy. of
Marlon. The convention refused to re
open the nominations.
There was no choice on the first ballot
Necessary to a choice, 73. The vote stood:
, H-ath. Dalv. Whitney
Bcntcn 2 3
Ccos 7 1
Clackamas 1 11 1
Currj- 3
Dcugas 6 7..
Jackson 4 6
Jose'hlte 1 3 3
Klamath 3
Ke ...... .....a a...... .. 3 s.
"tne .... ............... ..
Lincoln 4
Linn 4 l s
Mar on is .. 2
mii . o
Tillamook 3
Washington S 5
Yamhill 11 ..
Totals 6) O 21
Bilyeu withdrew Whitney's, and
Daley won. on the second ballot by the fol- ,
lowing vote:
Daly. Heath.
Benton 2
Clackamas 3
Vrflalii a ao
Josephine 1
Lane 8
Linn 11
Marion 19
TlllamocJc'-...-. 3
WnsMigton 5
lamniii li
Total GJ
Linn voted 1 fcr Earklty.
Senator Daly's nomination was made
Both Parties Xnralnate Candidates In Jr., the Republican nominee.
the Sixth District. i Fourth District Department No. 4 Col-
Tho greater part of the afternoon was onel W. H. Efflnger, of Portland,
devoted to district nominations and rati- Sixth District A. D. Stlllman. of Fen
flcations ot the nominees of the Populists, dleton (Dem.). B, J. Slater (Pop.).
Hp If!
Committees from both conventions were
on the go all the time.
The coming and going of the Populist
committees attracted little attention, but
the one headed by R. J. Slater, of Uma.
tllla, created a breeze. By Instruction of
the Populist convention, Mr. Slater com
plained that the Populists had been given
no representation on the Judicial ticket in
the-sixth district Both places had been
awarded to Democrats, the Judgeship to
A. D. Stlllman, and the District Attorney
ship to T. G. Hailey.
Hailey replied rather hotly to Slater.
He said that through Slater's Influence
the. Ropullst and Democratic delegates
from the -sixth district had been kept out
of toiifererice. ' and ah agreement could
not be reached. Mr.. Hailey said that it
the' P opullats did not like tho nomina
tions that had been made they could put
up .candidates for Judge and District At
torney, and he would be elected, without
the assistance of any but Democratic
Pierce of Umatilla defended Stlllman
and Halleysaylng the Democrats of the
sixth district would bo satisfied with no
otherrnomlnees for the offices for which
they had been nominated.
Answering Hailey. Slater said he had
not kept the Populists out of conference,
but had used nls utmost endeavor to ef
fect a meeting.
Chairman Chamberlain ruled that the
matter was beyond the control of the
convention,. as the last clause ot the agree
ment with the Populists leaves unsatis
factory nominations to Joint conventions
In the several districts.
Subsequently Redfleld of Morrow moved
'to refer this dispute to the Joint district
conventions, but withdrew the motion.
Butcher of Baker offered a resolution
Indorsing the Constitutional amendment
providing for increase ot the Supreme
Court from three to five' members. It
was adopted.
At tho request of O'Day, who acted in
behalf of a woman who had lobbied
among the .delegates, Foley of Multnomah
offered a resolution .recommending the
equal suffrage amendment to" Democratic
voters. The resolution was bandied about
for a while and finally laid on the table.
.Apportionment Lair Condemned.
Miller' of'Xlnn offered this resolution,
which was adopted:
Resolved. That we denounce and condemn the
Iniquitous gerrymander In the last apportion
ment bill, as depriving many counties ot their
Jnst and fair representation and as violating
the spirit if not the letter of our Constitu
tion. state Central Committee.
'On roll-call ot counties, the following
Stato Central Committee was elected:
Baker-J. H. Bobbins. Sumpter.
Benton E. E. Wilson. Corvallls.
Clackamas T. F. Cowing, Oregon City.
Clatsop J. E. .Campbell. Astoria.
Columbia Henry Henderson. Mayger.
. Coos John F. Hall. Marshfield.
Crdok W. A. Booth, Prlneville.
"Curry George Fitxhugh. Port Orford.
Douglas Charles H. Fisher, Roseburg.
Gilliam S. E. Van Vactor. Condon.
Grant G. I. Hazeltlne, Canyon City.
Harney Julian C. Byrd. Burns.
Jackson A. N. Sollss. Jacksonville.
Josephine J. O. Boothe, Grant's Pass.
Klamath B. F. Yan Griffith, Klamath
Lake J. S. Lane. Lakevlew.
Lano-rl. Lv. Campbell. Eugene.
Lincoln B. Galther, Toledo.
Linn H. C Watson. Albany.
"'Malheur E. H. Test Ontario.
Marion W. M. Kaiser, Salem.
Morrow Henry Blackman. Hcppner.
Multn'omah-J. C. Welch. Portland.
Folk A. J. Goodman. Independence.
Sherman J. Morris. Wasco.
TJllamook-Not filled.
Umatilla E. D. Boyd, Pendleton
Union E. P- McDanicl. Cove.
Wallowa-r-Thomas Humphrey, Joseph.
Wasco H. C Llebe. The Dalles.
Washington John M. Waif. Hlllsboro.
'Wheeler W. W. Hoover. Fossil.
Yamhlll-H. L. Heath, McMinnvlllc.
Having finished Its business, the con
vention.arrnnged for a Joint meeting with
the Populist convention as an assembly of
electors to nominate the ticket put up
by the state conventions. This was done
at S o'clock. .
Bcfpro adjourning, the Democratic con
vention, by motion of Gatens of Mult
nomah, returned thanks to The Oregoniai
and tho Telegram for fairness in report
ing Its proceedings.
Fnslon Candidates far Jndses, DU
. trtct Attorney and Legislature.
Following are the Judicial and Legislative-
nominations made yesterday by the
Democratic endTopnUst' State Conven-
I tions. xnere is no fusion in the -Sixth
Judicial District Here the Democrats
have nominated A. D. Stlllman for Judge
'and T. G. Hailey-f or District Attorney,
and the Populists R. J 8Iater for' Judge
and J. T. Hlnkle for District Attorney.
It is Impossible to tell who of the nom
inees in the list are Democrats and who
arc 'Populists. In both conventions great
confusion prevailed while the' nomlna-
i tions were being made, and the reporters
wera unable to get the politics of the
nominees. In the Democratic conven
tion. Judge Bennett as chairman of the
delegation from the Legislative district
of which Wasco County Is part handed a
"number of nominations to the secretary.
These were never announced to the con
vention and are here made known for the t
Circuit Judges.
Fourth Judicial District (Multnomah
County), Department No. 2. Left vacant
I Democrats will suonort Alfred F. Sears
Prosecuting' Attorneys.
First District A. E. Reames, of Jack
sonville. Second S. H. Hazzard, of Empire City.
Third John A. Jeffrey, of Salem!
Fourth George E. Cbamberlaln,--of Port
land. Fifth Chris Schnebel, of Oregon City.
Sixth T. G. Hailey. of Pendleton
(Dem.), J. T. Hlnkle (Fop.).
Seventh No nomination.
Eighth Samuel White, of Baker City.
Ninth Will R. King, of Ontario.
Joint' Senators.
Douglas. Lane and Josephine R. M.
Veatch, of Cottage Grove.
Coos and Curry Dr. K. A. Leep, of
Myrtle Point
Tamhlll, -Tillamook and" Lincoln J. T.
Simpson, ot Sheridan.
Washington. Multnomah and Columbia
Alex Sweek. of Portland.
Gilliam. Grant Sherman. "Wasco and
Wheeler V. G. Coxad. ,ot Grant
Union and Wallowa Je
Jesse Wade, of
Klamath. Lake. Crook and Wasco A.
S. Bennett, of The Dalles.
Wasco and Sherman E. B. Dufur, of
Joint Representatives.
Umatilla and Jlomow-J. A. Woolery,
of lone.
Douglas and Jackson Albert' Abraham,
of Roseburg.
Tamhlll 'and Tillamook W. W. Con
don, of Tillamook.
"30 Minutes
in Havana"
Polk and Lincoln L M. Simpson, of
Multnomah and Clackarsas-J. T.
'ner, of Portland.
Union and Wallowa G. S. Reavis,
Harncy and Malheur W. T. Baker, of
Klamath, Lake, Crook and Wasco
'(three Representatives) G. T. Baldwin,
ot Klamath; G. Springer, of Crook; S.
P. Moss, of Lake.
Coos and Curry J. S. Averill. of Gold
Gilliam. Grant Sherman. Wasco and
Wheeler (three Representatives) W. J.
Edwards, of Gilliam; T. R. Coon, ot
Wasco: Robert Mlsener, of Wheeler.
"D'Arcyltes. Claim Victory.
P. H. D'Arcy. of Salem, and his friends,
who- were turned down in the Marion
County primaries arid convention, and
turned out of the Democratlo State con
vention, eay they got about everything
they came to Portland to get They ex
press themselves as well pleased by the
election of Dan J. Fry as alternate to the
National convention, and by the nomina
tion of Jeffrey for District Attorney la
tho Third district
Woman's Clab Discusses Subject of
Testerday was "parliamentary day" at
the Woman's Club, and about 73 members
were present to participate In the exer
cises. The vice-president Mrs. Grace Watt
Ross, presided. After disposing of the
minutes of tho previous meeting, an In
vitation from the State Federation of
Woman's Clubs, which will meet at Pen
dleton May 31. inviting delegates from
Portland to attend, was read and acted
upon. The president Mrs. J. B. Corn
stock and Mrs. Grace Watt Ross, were
elected as delegates. Mrs. F. Eggert and
Mrs. A. S. Dunlway were elected dele
gates to the General Federation of Wo
man's Clubs, which is to meet at Mil
waukee, Wis.. June 4, with Mrs. Ben
Selling and Mrs. Grace Watt Ross as
The opening and In fact the principal
feature of the programme, was a paper
entitled "The Science of Government In
Its Relation to Parliamentary Law," read
by Mrs. H. E. Heppner. The paper was
ably written and showed a very thorough
appreciation by the writer ot the uses as
well as the usefulness of parliamentary
law. Mrs. Heppner jead in a clear, dis
tinct voice.
After stating the topic under discus
sion, she said: "Let me say from the
start that I know nothing upon the sub
ject; but of course this Is no reason why
I should not write upon it Seneca wrote
his charming essay on the "Delights of
Poverty" on a. table of solid gold, which
was his own. Fanny Fern drew Hoods of
tears by telling how she breakfasted on
faith, dined on the cold remains ot the
breakfast and went supperles9 to bed.
while tho two prosaic old parents assured
the weeping public that this unsubstantial
diet cost them C0OO a year."
Quoting from John Stuart Mill, the
speaker said: "Government Is a practical
art. giving rise to no question, but those
of means and an end worked like
any other question of business." After
commenting upon the indispensable ne
cessity of a controlling power in all or
ganizations, the speaker said: "It Is Im
possible to understand the question of
adaptation of forms of government with
out first taking pinto account not only
the next step, but all steps which have
yet to be made; both those which can
bo foreseen and the far wider Indefinite
range, which Is at present out of sight"
Mrs. Heppner went on to define parlia
mentary law, and to give the derivation of
the term parliament She showed that
all bodies or assemblies of people from
the most Insignificant to the Congress of
the United States, that have any rule of
action, are controlled by a parliamentary
code, without which all would bo chaos
and confusion.
On the whole, the paper was a credltablo
document and deserves more space than
can bo accorded it in a newspaper report
After a vocal solo by -Miss Marie Vel
guth. accompanied by Mrs. G. W. Thomas
on the piano. Mrs. Dunlway made some
interesting remarks on the thought of
which Mrs. Heppner's paper- gave evi
dence, and In her inimitable manner en
tertained the club with a most enter
taining and edifying talk.
If Baby Is Cnttlnr Teeth,
Be sure and use that old and well-tried remedy.
Mrs. Wlnslow's Soothing Syrup, for children
teething. It soothes the child, softens the gums.
allays all pain, cures wind collo and diarrhoea.
"I was weak and weary, but Hood's
Sarsaparilla has made mo strong and
When you make friends with La Prefer
encia you make friends with yourself.
When you want a good smoke a rich,
aromatic, fragrant smoke a smoke that
will satisfy you from the ground up then
you have only to step into the nearest
dealers and get La P referenda.
H. mmmmmmem .Miaisass-asaK?
ioc. and upward.
At high-class dealers.
SICHEL & CO. Distributers for Portland
AN & CO.. General. Agents, San Francisco, Cal.
Central Committee Electa Delegates
With a Lavish Hand Officers.
Tho Silver-Republican State Central
Committee met yesterday in the office of
the chairman. Judge Seneca Smith, ana
- elected as delegates to the National Con
vention, at Kansas City, all the members
of the party they could think of. number
ing 33. Judge Smith had been Instructed
by the chairman of the National Central
Committee not to seed less than 30 dele
gates, and as he had to send that many,
he thought he might as well moke It
unanimous- and send the whole party. All
of the delegates will probably not go, so
the central committee will be saved the
expense of a special train, but they will
likely have to charter a baggage coach
ahead to carry the proxies of those who
stay behind.
Judge Smith was busy yesterday won
dering where there would be any room
for Democrats in Kansas City on the
glorious Fourth if all the etates forward
Silver-Republicans thither In the samo
proportion to their population. ,
When the minutest searching of the
party archives failed to reveal any names
that had not been placed on the list o(
delegates, the meeting proceeded with the
regular order of business, which was the
election of a chairman and secretary of
the State Central Committee. Judge Smith
and D. S. Dufur. of The Dalles, were re
spectively chosen to these offlces.
As tho entire voting strength of thf
party will be In process of expenditure o
j preparations for departure to Kansas Cltl
"ra me June election comes round. II
was deemed Inadvisable to nominate anj
state, county and city officers. The meet
ing adjourned pursuant to the call of thi
chair, which Is looked for in two years,
provided the silver agitation Is not for
gotten by that time. Following are th
delegates who were chosen:
Henry J. Barclay, Woodburn.
E. P. Morcom. Woodburn.
H. R. Klncaid. Eugene.
Charles P. Nelson. McMInnville.
C. W. Talmage. McMinnville.
D. S. Dufur. The Dalles.
H. Palmer, of Benton County.
Francla Clarno. Portland.
W. T. RIgdon. Sa.em.
E. Hofer, Salem.
Amos Strong. Salem.
Francis I. McKenna. Portland.
H. G. Guild. Salem.
G. S. Stevenson. Eugene.
A. J. Brigham. Dufur.
W. T. Macy. McMinnville.
J. W. Shute. Hlllsboro.
"William Langly. Forest Grove.
Solomon Jack. Farmington.
P. M. Churchman, Sheridan.
Pllm Cooper. Roseburg.
T. J. Howell. Ashland.
Charles M. Donaldson. Baker City.
Dr. George E. Sanders. The Dalles.
W. Hampton Smith. Astoria.
Dell Stuart. Portland.
C. J. Whltaker. Pendleton.
F. M. Safton. Baker City.
George H. Thomas. Portland.
Jamea H. Sewell. Hlllsboro.
J. C. Trullinger, Astoria.
F. M. Wllkins, Eugene.
D. K. Hunsaker. Portland.
D. B. Rees. Union.
Richard Lee. Astoria.
Ludwig Wllbelm. Portland.
J. C. Cooper. McMinnville.
S., G. Lockwood. Loraine.
Publicity of Cen-iu. Data.
ASTORIA. April 12. (To the Editor.)
I read In The Sunday Oregonlan an artlcla
relating to the census. The census being
paid for out of the public funds, we
thought the matter thus obtained was
open to public inspection, but we saw by
Sunday's Oregonlan that none but the
sworn agents of the Government had ac
cess to the data thus obtained. - Did this
statement" of The Oregonlan refer only tc
the matter thus obtained In ISM. or is it
always the case that no one but the
sworn agents of the Government have ac
ccfu to the data thus obtained?
It is always the case that much of the
data that figures In census reports, par
ticularly that relating to Industrial sta
tistics, is not accessible to any but sworn
agents of the Government Men would
not tell tho details of their business af
fairs if the information they give were to
be made public. Only the totab of busi
ness statistics are public property.
Estcy Organs. Wiley B. Allen Co.