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THE-MORNING" OREGOUIAN,- SATURDAY;, 'APRIL 14; '1900.
FUSED FOR THE LAST TIME
POPULISTS AGAR TRAIL
They Say They Are Weary of Fn-
Ion, ud Will Henceforth
Co It Alone.
What was said by many of Its own
members to be the last Fusion Populist
convention of Oregon came, to a close yes
terday afternoon. The Populist appor
tionment of district and state nominees
were made, the Democratic nominees In
dorsed trtth one exception, and the Fusion
platform and conference report adopted.
There was but one avowed bolt from the
convention, that being R. R. Ryan, of
Marion. There were several departures,
somo In discord and some through an ap
parent indifference. -The final proceed
ings were attended by a comparatively
few delegates In person, and It was com
mon talk that of tbo immense number of
proxies held, there would In fact have
been light support of fusion had the pet
sons themselves been present.
This came near being a proxy conven
tion. More than one delegate held from
eight to 13 proxies. Among the numerous
Independent Populists of the convention
were heard charges that the proxy-getting
was contrary to the spirit of the Populist
Crook. Grant. Lake, Morrow, Tillamook
and "Wheeler Counties were never repre
sented In the convention, by proxy or
otherwise. There was not a delegate from
Baker present. Mr. King, of Malheur,
holding all the proxies from that county.
Benton was almost entirely represented
by proxies, as were Clackamas and Clat
sop. Out of 16 delegates allotted to Doug
las, there were two attending, who voted
1 proxies. Marlon started Into the con
vention with less than a dozen delegates
present, and more proxies. Professor Jory
and his friends, including George W.
"Weeks, left when fusion became Imminent.
Dunhom "Wright, of Union, announced
yesterday that of the 13 delegates and
proxies coming from his county to the
convention, all had left at the first sight
of fusion, leaving him the sole represen
tative from Union. Umatilla men re
mained in the convention, but announced '
that they would not only fight the County
Democratic ticket there, but the state
ticket and National electors were likely
to bo attacked. Four men represented
Yamhill's big delegation. Down the Val
ley straight Populism has apparently
about mastered the party. Mr. Ryan said
that he had Joined a Populist club In
Marlon not a Mlddlc-of-the-Road Club
in which there were but two Fuslonists.
He himself was not on the list of dele
gates first printed, which seemed to have
been chosen as much by the Democrats
as- the Populists, and he only gnlned his
proper position after much effort.
Consideration of the platform reported
by the committee who conferred with the
Democrats was the order of business
when the convention was called to order
nt 9 A. M. by Chairman King. Instead
of approving It as a whole, one delegate
moved that the platform be, considered
by sections, and here began some of the
trouble. The straight Populist Influence
was not downed completely the day be
fore. Instead of the reaffirmation of the
Democratic platform of Chicago In 1B9G,
the conference committee had agreed to
the more general proposition of reaffirma
tion of "the money plank of the Demo
cratic, People's and Silver Republican par
ties of 1S9S." Mr. Swett, who was read
ing the platform, wns disposed to ex
plain at length why this should be modi
fled, because he understood the Democrats
were contending over the point and might
disagree. This statement brought out
some, strong P.cjpulist, sentiments. Judge
Hare said, .the, convention should -adopt
-the conference report and let the Demo
crats go to If they did not like It. Mr.
Swett persisted that the Democrats would
not adopt the clause without reaffirmation
of the Chicago platform, when Mr. Smith
said quickly that It made no -difference
what the Democrats did or wanted, that
clause should be adopted by the Popu
lists. Platform Vnrionsly Amended.
"When the third section, relating to gov
ernment by injunction and employment
liability enactments, was read. Mr. Kroner
suggested that it was long and might be
boiled down to a genera statement cover
ing the ground. Mr. McMahon replied
that the clause had been thoroughly con
sidered by tho conference committee, and
had been made long and specific to please
railroad men. Judge Burnett had stated
In the conference that the railroad men
made this demand, and they would not
have It If it were framed differently. If
It .was made less specific it would antago
nize the railroads themselves Just as
much, and would not catch the railroad
employes. The section was adopted as
Ifo dissension developed on any other
clauses of the platform. Following the
14tji section, regarding municipal owner
ship of municipal franchises and govern
ment ownership of tho telegraph as part
of the postal system, it was suggested
that government ownership of the rail
roads should be added. This was argued
pro and con. some claiming such was im
plied. ,-ind others that It should not be. be
cause so aggressive a step would defeat
Democratic eo-opcratlon. This brought out
more remarks that the Democrats were
rot running the Populist convention. The
clause was Anally adopted as read. Two
resolutions reported by the conference
committee, in addition to tho platform.
were also read. The first related to In
dian "War Veterans, and was as follows:
"Wrirea. The United State I Indebted "tr
the Indian War Veterans of Oreron for th
conauest and occupancy of this North raclfl-
Coaft. for serving; tn the Indian wars of thl
-coast from IRtr. until 1S5U. as faithful nn?
valuable services as any volunteer ever ren
dered In the defense of our National domain
Wherea. After the lapse of half a century
they have not received Just recognition, al
though It has been promised at every recur
ring" election for the last 30 yearr: and,
Whereas, The Speaker of the House of Hep.
resentatlves has given out that action must
again be postponed: be It therefore.
Resolved. TTiat patience ceases to be a vir
tue, and In behalf of our ajed veterans,
whose ranks are so rapidly dwindling away
we protest against the unjustifiable neglect
and we affirm that no veteran nor his friends
can vote the Republican ticket longer whll
that pledge, often made and long overdue, to
pension the tottering old heroes, remains unre
deemed by that party.
With" the apparent purpose of getting
Into their creed what had not been adopted
In their platform, tho following general
resolution was offered and passed:
Resolved. That we are opposed to govern
ment by Injunction, as applied to labor troubles
arid difficulties, and the resultlnc deprlral of
the rleht of trial by Jury to men nho are
charred with criminal acts.
We believe the passage of an employer's lia
bility act, applicable to railroad companies,
similar to such acts adopted in other states, by
which the doctrine of fellow service and that
of an employer being liable to one sen-ant for
the negligence of another, should be enacted:
and we also believe that where an injury Is
caused by the negligence of a master, the
mere fact that the servant knew of the negli
gence and continued in the employment should
nofdefeat recovery; and we pledge our mem
bers of the legislature to favor legislation
along these lines, and also repealing or ex
tending the limit of recovery for the death of
We further favor a reasonable supervision
and limitation by the state of the operation of
railroad trains and pt the number of can
which may be hauled in a. train, and the limi
tation of the hours which employes shall work
m Ithout rest.
We further believe that the Legislature
shouta pass laws by which the books of the
railroad corporations should be opea to inspec
tion by the-proper'bmcls.ls of the state, so that
a reasonable rat law may'be established an!
reasonable wages secured for employes.
A third resolution pertaining to the In
struction of delegates for Mr. Bryan
aroused a very acrimonious discussion. It
was not over instruction for Mr. Bryan,
but the majority of the convention ceemed
determined that the delegates should be
pledged to support only a Populist for
Vl:e-Prt8'dent. B. F. Ramp moved that
the motion be amended so as to read in
effect that Bryan be the only Democrat
to bs considered for the Presidency, and
that the delegates be Instructed to vote
for some Populist or Free-Silver Repub
lican for' the 1 Vice-Presidency. Mr. Dar
ling insisted that Populist delegates be
prevented from voting again, so that a
goldbug could get second place on the
ticket. John A. Jcffery thought it but
right to declare the party's position in
the matter. The O.'egon delega3 would
not control the National convention, and
the state had a perfect right to instruct
them as it saw fit. Isaac Swett opposed
the amendment, because he opposed the
instruction of delegates, and only con
sented to Insttuctlon regarding Bryan
because he was so welj known to the
party. "W. H. Merrltt believed it neces
sary to instruct for a Populist candidate
Mr. Swett amended the amendment to
the effect that the convention favored the
nomination of a Populist for Vice-President,
rather than lnslructlng the dele
gates. Arguments by this time became
pointed, and were throwing up a vast
amount of the fusion experience two year
ago. Democrats of Marlon were charged
with being hogs, and out in Union It
seemed there was come selfishness when
it came to dividing offices. R. R- Ryan.
of Marlon, warned the convention again.
He said if Bryan was nominated as the
head of the ticket and the delegates were
Instructed to vote for none but a Popu
list for second place, many Middle-of-tbe-Road
votej in Oregon would be secured,
but If the delegates nominated for second
place a Silver Republican. Democrat or
Gold Democrat, at least a third of the
Populists of the State would work last
ingly for the defeat of Bryan and the
ticket, as well as the Populist movement.
Mr. Kroner thought instruction might en
toll unfortseea difficulties. Bx-Chalnr.an
"Williams Insisted on a Populist for second
place, because he said no Fopuilst In the
state had ever been sat's3ed with what
had been done at the last National con
vention. He said he was not disposed to
make threats, but if the convention failed
to do this he said WllJam Jennings uryan
would Miffer for It. B. F. Ramp made a
strong talk for S.lver Republican fealty
to every prlnclpe contended for by the
Populists. He said those of Linn County
were as good Populists as there were In
After voting on the amendments and
motion, the result was that the Oreson
delegates ehould vote for Bryan for the
Presidency and a Populist for Vlce
Preslient, Judge Hate asked that the
convention inform the D:mo.rats that the
conlerenco platlorm was Indorsed.
Omaha Platform Turned Down.
Another trying ordeal was to follow,
arising out of a simple little resolution
offered by one of tho delegates, who still
leaned towards the Omaha platform of
1SP2, despite fusion entanglements. This
"Resolved. That we. the Populists of
Oregon, In convention assembled, do here
by reaffirm and Indorse, in whole and In
part. In letter and spirit, the platform
adopted by the People's -party convention,
held in Omaha In 1S92."
Mr. Jeffery immediately substituted for
this "the St. Louis' platform of ISM."
when debate began. Long speeches
poured out with a copiousness" that made
one think the rock had been smitten at
last with the magic wand. J.P. Robert
son, of Marlon, was the first securing the
floor. He talked Populist history, princi
ples and efforts, and viewed the elren
Influence of fusion askance. That plat
form at Omaha was- the constitution of
Populism, "and if concessions had been
granted for the sake of harmonizing a fu
sion movement since, they were not the
rsal principle Mr. Robertson- delivered
the longest speech of the-conventlon. TJhe
delegate makings the motion joined In
with equal vehemence. H. W. Parker, cf
Multnomah, said assertion of such violent
principles as the Omaha platform at this
time, after fusion had progressed so far.
meant the placing of Mr. Bryan under
false colors, and must not be. The Mlddle-
of-the-Road strength began to rise again
as this historic landmark of Populism
came Into discussion, but at the vote on
Mr. Jeffery"s amendment could not mus
ter strength to keep the Omaha princi
ples in. The St. Louis platform was sub
stituted. The long speeches prompted limitation
of debate. Flve-mlnute speeches were .first
limited, and then the thne was reduced to
two. Judge Hare announced that the
Democrats had accepted the conference re
port. The platform being finished, with
qualifying or adding resolutions, the con
ference report was taken up.
Afraid of Democratic HogtrJsliness.
L A. Munkere, of Linn, one of the con
ference committee, announced that, al
though he had signed the report, he would
vote and work against Its adoption, be
cause he had vivid memories of co-operation
with Democrats two years ago. C
B. Montague, of Linn, also remembered
Democratic hoggishness. He said the
Populists were exceptionally strong in his
section of -the country, and should have
the nomination of Congressman for that
district. He also said be was credibly
Informed that the Democrats anticipated
nominating a Democrat who was a ra-5-road
lawyer, vice-president of a railway,
besides being a gold Democrat. This com
blned all the evils possible in a singlt
man, and the speaker said If such were
the case, the Populists would fight the
Mr. Jeffery said the question of allot
ting Congressmen had been carefully and
prayerfully considered by' the committee,
and the result should bo supported. His
talk was harmony. R. D. Cole said the
Democrat referred to would likely be nom
inated, and if so It meant a fight between
him and the Populists. Assurances were
given by other members of the committee
that this heinous gold-bug and corpora-'
Ion man would not be nominated, and at
any rate It would be time to fight after
he was. Judge Hare incidentally took a
rap at Congressman Tongue, who. He
said, had deserted hie former convictions
and betrayed the people. If such a man as
Tongue was put up by the Democrats, the
Judge assured the convention the Pop
ulists of "Washington County would bs
out to fight him. The motion to re-refer
the conference report was voted down,
and the provision concerning the First
Congressional district was supported by a
majority. Mr. Cole moved that the Dem
ocrats be Informed In a significant man
ner that no gold bugs on the fusion ticket
would be supported.
Xntlonal Convention Delegates.
Enthusiasm was created by a report that
the Democrats had Accepted the confer
ence report, as well as the platform.
Nomination of delegates to. the National
Convention was again taken up and fin
ished, the list selected being as follows:
D. P. Blue, L'ncoln: Ernest Kroner. Mult
nomah; J. W. Ingle, Clatsop: W, W.
Myers, Clackamas; D. E. Swank, Marion;
Dunham Wright, Union; R. C Brown,
Douglas: M. M. Wyrick. Umatilla: A. P.
Nelson. Multnomah; E. L. Beede. Harney:
Isaac Swett. Multnomah; W. H. Merrltt,
Josephine; J. D. Locey, Malheur: J. W.
Marksbury, Josephine; Mj E. Johnson,
Judge Hare and W. A. Woods were nom
inated, but declined. Ex-Chairman Will
lams received a like compliment, but firm
ly Insisted that he would not serve.
Nomination of William Schulmerich, of
Washington County, for State Food and
Dairy Commissioner was the first work
of tho afternoon. He had no competitors.
At this point occurred the first open bolt,
R. R. Ryan, of Marion, who had fought
fusion throughout the convention, took, the
floor and said If the convention 1 net rue tod
delegates to vote for Bryan and a Popu
list Vice-President he, and other .Pop
ulists would work for 'htm. Mr. Ryan said
he was a Mlddle-of-the-Roader at heart
and would take 'that opportunity of re
moving his presence from the convention,
where he was not acceptable.
Nomination of Presidential Electors re
quired time, ait It seemed but few would
serve. S. B. Rlggen nominated John A.
Jeffery, who declined. By this time there
were not over half the original number of
delegates present. A Judicial caucus with
the Democrats was In progress at the rear
of the room, which attracted a third of
those attending. Chairman King had diffi
culty In holding attention to business, as
the delegates appeared to have no Interest
in nominations, which many expressed
themselves as confident were merely sacri
ficial pfferlngs to fill the ticket. Ernest
Kroner was nominated by W. H. Merrltt.
John Whlttaker, of Benton, was nomi
nated. Ex-Chairman Williams wa nomi
nated, but as usual, politely but positively
declined any office. Judge Hare was nom
inated and declined, as he had no political
aspirations whatever. J. W.. Marksbury !
received a like honor, and also declined. I
There Aelng only two nominees, they were
elected by acclamation.
The One FIsjht.
The convention took a recess to select
the district Judicial officers allotted to It.
and Joint Representatives and Senators,
the result of which appears In the total
list of nominees for both Democrats and
Populists, the work "being done according
to the conference apportionment, with the
exception of the Sixth Judicial District.
Here there was a fight, which waged not
and was never determined. M. M. Wyrick,
chairman of that district delegation, re
ported that the Democrats of the district
would give the Populists nothing. The
conference recommended that the office of
Judge and District Attorney be divided
between the two parties. In refusing to
recognize the Populists In any manner, the
Democrats of this district violated the
conference agreement, -vThls announce
ment caused a stir. There had been much
talk of .Democratic hoggishness, and this
seemed to be the first real echo. Delegates
began to turn uneasily, and their' minds
were not leavened by the determined posi
tion of the Umatilla delegation, which
said It had done everything possible for
harmony, but the Democrats treated them
with absolute disdain. The result was that
tho Democratic conference nominees, ex
cept in this district, were affirmed and
indorsed, while In the end the Democrats
did likewise, leaving the two Populist can
didates in this district unindorsed by them.
R. J. Slater was chosen by the Populists
for the office of Judge in the Sixth Dis
trict, and J. T. Hlnkle was nominated for
The Second Congressional convention or
ganized by choosing Ernest Kroner chair
man. There were but two nominations.
W. A, Wheeler, editor of the Pacific Odd
Fellow, in Portland, was the first, and
William Smith, of Baker City, the second.
On the ballot Mr. Wheeler received 3
votes and Mn Smith 61. which made the
latter the district's choice for Congress
man. There were no other squabbles over Ju
dicial offices. As the district delegations
recommended, the convention nominated.
Before the work was over the number In
attendance had become very low. From
walk-outs and lndlffcrents who had gone
home from lack of Interest, It seemed
there would not be left a quorum to do
business. Talks were suppressed undf
the two-minute rule, but It required a'J
the energy of Chairman King to keep
matters stralghL Mr. Kroner moved that
the State Central Committee be empow
ered to fill vacancies in the list of candi
dates apportioned to the Populists. Mr
Jeffery asked that a vote of thanks be
tendcted retiring Chairman Williams fof
the faithfulness of his work on the centra
committee, and his fairness at all times.
This readily carried. A vote of thanks
was also tendered Chairman King for his
work In the convention, and also Dr.
Ernest Barton, secretary- The press was
thanked for more consideration than It
usually granted Populls conventions.
As a parting .shot of the independent
Populists at their dominant fuslonist
friends. D. E. Swank, of Aumsville. read
the following resolutions, which, however,
he could not persuade them to adopt.
One Pnrtinjr Shot.
Portland. Or.. April 13. Gentlemen of the
People's Party Convention of the State of Ore
Whereas, The Democratic party four years
ago refused to withdraw their candidate for
Vice-President, and Place in nomination the
People's party candidate instead, as agreed
upon In the fusion arrangement by the said
Democratic and Populist parties, and
Whereas, the People's party In state con
vention anembled in the City of Portland. Ory
.goh. on the 13th day of April, passed a resolu
tion Instructing thlr delegates elected to the
People's Party National Convention to cast their
votes for W. J. Bryan for President, and for
a Populist for Vice-President, to run on the
same ticket with W. J. Bryan, and
Wherefore 4t must.be patent to all thinking
Popnllits that in case the Democratic conven
tion does not see lit to tndoms or nominate the
People s. party canaiaate ror vice-t-restaeni.
that there Is no provision or remedy for the
People's party out of the dilemma; therefore
Resolved.. Bx the People's Party Convention
of the State of Oregon, that In case the Dem
ocratic party does not nominate or ratify the
nomination of the People's party candidate for
Vice-President, the People's party absolve
themoelres from all National allegiance to the
said Democratic party and proceed to place in
nomination a straight Populist ticket for Pres
ident and Vice-President.
On motion of Mr. Jeffery. the convention
adjourned to the convention hall of the
Democrats, that the entire body might
resolve itself into an assembly of electors
for nominating the candidates nominated
by tho conventions. This was to make
cocksure that no technical defects existed
to the fusion ticket. After marching to
the Chamber of Commerce Hall and back
again. Chairman King adjourned the con
vention sine die. ,
Remove the causes that make your hair life
less aid grar with' Parker' Hair Balsam.
Grere's Ointment make a healthy akin, flOc
WORK DONE BY TEN MEN
STRAIGHT POPULISTS HAKE PLAT
FORM AXD XA3U2 CANDIDATES.
JTo Unseemly 8crambl for OBee
Marred the Harmonlons Proceed-
Inajs of the Dignified Body.
For Judge of 8upretne Orort H. E. Court
ney, of Baker.
ror Congress. First District J. K. Bears, of
For Congress, Second District John C.
Toung. of Baker.
Presidential Electors Dr. T. V. B. Embree,
of Polk: John C. Luce, of Grant; Dr. J. I
Hill, of Linn; Lucas Henry, of Wasco.
For District Attorney. Second District C S.
Jackson, of Douglas-
For Representative. Jackson and Douglas
Counties Grant Rawlins.
Delegates to National Convention J. N.
Dennis, Polk: J. J. Houser, Jackson: John C
Luce, Grant: H. L. Howe. Wasco; George
Curry, Union: H. J. Wilson. Douglas; Lucas
Henry Wasco; Dr. J. L. HllL Linn; S. H.
Holt. Jackson: James K. Sears. Polk; H. E.
NOMINEE IN FIRST DISTRICT
Courtney, Baker; 8. H. Dunlap. Jackson;"Dr.
H. P. . Brookhart. Douglas; John C Young,
Baker; M. 8. Welch. Jackson; Mel Fenwlck.
Harney; C D. Steen. Linn.
Chairman State Central Committee James
K. Sean. Polk.
Executive Committee 8. H. Holt. Dr. J. P.
Hill, John a Luce.
Oregon Members of National Committee Dr.
J. L. Hill. John C. Luce. 8. H. Holt.
Assembled tn convention In the City of Port
land, on the 12th day of Apru. 1000. the Regu
lar People's Party of Oregon reaffirm our al
legtano to the Omaha 'People's Party plat
We favor direct legislation by the initiative
and referendum and the Imperative mandate,
and we especially favor Government 'ownership
of all public utilities, as the only means of
We demand that the right to make and issue
money is a sovereign power to be maintained
by" the people, and that all money, whether
metallic or paper, should be Issued and Its
volume controlled by the Government, and not
by or through banking corporations, and
should be a full legal tender for all debts,
both" public and private.
We oppose keeping large standing armies in
times of peace, and imperialism in any form.
We express our sympathy for the Boers in
South Africa in their patriotic warfare for
their liberties against the crowned head of
We recommend favorable consideration of
the equal suffrage amendment.
W favor the repeal of the specific contract
We favor the election of United States Sena
tors by direct vote of the people.
We are In favor of all state officers receiving
for their official services the constitutional sal
aries, and no more.
We demand the abolition of the office of
State Printer, and that all printing for the
state be done by the lowest responsible bidden
We denounce the several bills pending la
Congress for leasing the public lands for gnu
Ins; purposes, as being in the Interest of mo
nopolies and the money power and against the
actual settler of moderate means.
JOHN a LTJCE.
J. L. HILL.
J. V. B. EMBREE.
The Middle-of-the-Road Ponullsta havo
completed their labors. The second days
session oi We state convention was even
more harmonious than the first. It re
quired only two hours' time for the 10 dele
gates who were present to adopt a plat
form and nominate several candidates for
office. Three members of the National
committee were elected, a new chairman
of the state committee was picked out,
and a delegation was selected to go to
the National convention at Cincinnati.
The election of candidates was orderly,
and that frantic rush for office that so
often mars political conventions was en
At 10 o'clock the assemblage was called
to order and the following report of the
committee on order of "business and per
manent organization was made and adopt
ed: We. your committee on order of business, beg
leave to report as follows:
First That the present chairman and secre
tary be made permanent.
Second The nomination of a Supreme Judge.
The nomination of a Food and Dairy Com
The nomination of two Congressmen. ,
The nomination of four Presidential Elec
tors. The nomination of a District Attorney, Joint
Senators and Representatives.
Tho election of IT delegates to the National
convention, which meets at Cincinnati. O
May 19, 1000;
AnA to transact such other business -as may
property come before the meeting. .
J. J. HOWSER, Chalrmaa.
H. J. WILSON. Secretary.
The report of the committee on platform
and resolutions was then read and adopt
ed. The mad scramble for offices then be
gan. Dr. J. L. Hill nominated Judge H.
E. Courtney, of Baker County, for Su
preme Judge. John C. Luce seconded the
nomination and Judge Courtney was elect
ed a candidate by acclamation.
The next office on the llsl was that of
Food and Dairy Commissioner. Dr. Hill
nominated George H. Bailey, of Portland,
but Mr. Holt thought it might Injure Mr.
Bailey's grocery business, and Dr., Hill
considerately withdrew the nomination.
The office of Food and Dairy Commis
sioner was parsed up for the present, and
nominations for Congress were declared in
order. Dr. Embree named John C. Luce
for the Second District, Mr. Luce de
clined and nominated John C. Young, ot
Baker County. Mr. Young's nomination
was made unanimous. J. J. Houser nomi
nated J. K. Sears, of Polk County, as a
candidate for the First District, Dr.
Bill seconded the nomination In a rous
ing speech, and moved that the secretary
cast the ballot of -the convention. Secre
tary Sears then cast the ballots ot the
entire 10 delegates for himself as a candi
date for Congress.
Presidential electors were then selected.
Dr. Hill named Dr. Embree and Dr. Em
,bree .named Dr. Hill. John C Luce nomi
nated Lucas Henry, ot Wasco, County,
and Mr. Henry nominated John C. puce, ot
Grant County. The four nominees re
ceived the unanimous vote of the convention-
H. J. Wilson, of Douglas, nominated C
Q. Jackson, of Roseburg, as a candidate
for District Attorney in the Second Dis
trict. The election was made unanimous.
Dr. Hill said the Third District would"
have no candidate, as the Populists had no
lawyers In that district,
John C Luce said there were no i-opu-llst
lawyers In the Ninth District: that
Will B, King Jiad lately moved his bed
over to Ontario, to acquire & legal resi
dence, but he was at that present mo
ment fusing with the Democrats.
J. J. Houser named Grant Rawllngs
for Joint Renresentatlve from Douglas and
Jackson Counties, and he was unanimous j
Dr. J. L. H1U offered the following res
olutions, which were adopted:
Resolved. That should any one elected at
this convention to represent the Regular Peo
ple's party or the State ot Oregon at Cincin
nati, not attend the said National convention.
Ms proxy shall be in the hands ot those elect
ed at this convention, and that no proxy ahall
be used by any one sot elected in this con.
This resolution was discussed by Dr.
HilL who said It was to prevent rascality
and trickery. John C. Luce said at the
St. Louis convention four years ago Mar
tin Qulnn played a trick like that and
cast five votes for Martin B. Allen, a cut-and-dricd
Fuslonist. This resolution Is In
tended to prevent that kind of ljuslness.
- The delegates to the-Natlonal convention
were then selected.
Dr. Hill declined to serve as chairman of
the State Central Committee, and James
K. Sears, of Polk County, was nomi
nated. An executive committee, consist
ing of S. H. Holt, Dr. J. L. Hill and
John C. Luce, was elected.
The executive committee was empowered
to complete all the unfinished work of the
convention. The executive committee was
also made a part of the National com
mittee. . ,
It was announced that $10 was required
to pay hall rent. Each of the 10 delegates
dug up $1 and the obligation was
H. V. Gates, of Hillsboro. Is registered
at tho Perkins.
Norton Nelson, of Denver, Is registered
at the Portland."
C. B, Smead, ot Blalock, Is registered
at the Imperial.
a R. Davidson, of Seattle, Is registered
at the Portland.
State Senator J. D. Daly, of Corvallia.
Is at the Imperial.
W. G. Paine and family, of Spokane, are
guests of the Portland.
Dr. D. W. Ward, of Bumpter, is regis
tered at the Perkins.
Gilbert Hunt, of Walla Walla, Is regis
tered at the Imperial.
Captain T. F. Melll. of Astoria, Is reg
istered at the St. Charles.
C. C. Matlock and wife, ot Eugene, are
registered at the Perkins.
B. B. Tongue, of Hillsboro, registered
at the Imperial yesterday.
George H. Barber, a Walla Walla fruit
canner, la at the St, Charles.
S. C Mills, a business man of Wood
burn, is at the St. Charles.
Dr. C W. Tower and wife, of Marsh
field, are guests of the Portland.
W. H. Conyers. a merchant of Clatska
nle, is registered at the St. Charles,
Sheriff J. D. Locey, of Malheur County,
Is registered at the Imperial, from vale.
A. J. Johnson, Government timber ex
pert. Is registered at the Perkins from
T, T. Nicholas; who la interested In the
development of coal mines. Is registered
at the St. Charles, from The Dalles.
J. C Friendly has returned from a six
weeks' trip to New York. Washington,
Philadelphia and other Eastern cities.
While tn Washington he had the pleasure
For the third of a century the stand
ard for strength and purity. It makes
the hot bread, hot biscuit, cake and other
pastry light, sweet and excellent in every
.No other baking powder is "just as
good as Royal, " either in strength, purity
of personally meeting President McKlnley
and Admiral Dewey.
Jacob Forth, president of the Puget
Sound National Bank, and Harold Pres
ton and George Donworth, well-known
lawyers, all ot Seattle, were at the Port
land yesterday. ,
Father Desmerals, who has been se
riously sick at St. Vincent's Hospital for
a number of days. Is reported as recover
ing rapidly. He was resting comfortably
last evening, his condition being more
promising for convalescence in the near
future than at any time since the begin
ning of his Illness.
Jonathan Bourne, president of the
Mountain Lion Company, and his family
will arrive la Republic shortly and will
spend moat ot the Summer hers, says the
Republic CWash.) Miner. Mr. Bourne has
never been In Republic and has never seen
the Mountain) Lion mine or mllL Mr.
Bourne and family will, while here, moke
their homo at the Mountain Lion mine.
J. G. Gauld and family will leave today
for Tacoma to reside permanently. Mr.
Gauld will go to accept the position of
manager of the London & San Francisco
Bank. He has filled the position ot cash
ier tor the same bank here for the past
10 years, in a most creditable manner both
to the bank and public Mrs. Gauld has
been quite a leader In society, and Is well
known as an entertainer.
SAN FRANCISCo7"April IS. The" fol
lowing people are registered at local ho
tels: J. Klnraan, at the Occidental; F. C.
Baker and -wife at the Palace.
WASHINGTON, April 13. Mrs. Edyth
Tozler Weatberred and Miss Evelyn M.
Steele, of Portland, are In Washington
today. They have Just returned from a
trip through the Southern States and to
Havana, and are now on their way ta
New York and other points, which tnej
will visit before returning to Oregon. F.
Joslyn, of Seattle, Is at the Arlington.
NEW YORK, April 11 Northwestern
people today registered at New York ho
tels as follows:
From Portland A. H- Blrrell and wife,
at the Grand Union.
From Spokane T. J. Parker and T.
Thwate. at the Imperial, and R, S. Howe,
at the Grand.
From Seattle W. H. Rowe, at the Mor
ton, and P. M. Henry, at the Manhattan.
PROFIT INPR0DTED WHEATS
Linn County Farmers Fed It to Poul
try and Made Money.
Postmaster Hardin, of Lacomb. Linn
County, registered at the St. Charles yes
terday. Mr. Hardin's home is among the
tortile foothills 10 miles east of Lebanon,
where only the distant whistle of the loco
motive Is heard. The way homesteaders
have been rushing to the Santlam country
the post year, however, indicates that
capital will soon be Justified in tapping tbe
fine farms and immense belts of timber
with a line. At present the farmers
around Lacomb are obliged to haul their
grain, fruit, poultry, butter and eggs over
10 miles of poor wagon road. The prices
paid, however. Justify the haul, and so
considerable of this produce finds Its way
to Portland, all through the winter and
Last harvest, Mr. Hardin says, was a
wet one In his portion of the state, and
most of the wheat sprouted in the shock,
thus becoming unfit for market. The mis
fortune has proved a blessing In 'disguise,
as the farmers went Into poultry raising
mora extensively than ever before, and
thus got rid of their sprouted wheat in
a most profitable manner. The innovation
has firmly proved the wisdom of carrying
large stocks of chickens, turkeys and
even pigs, and so wheat raising will not
hereafter be followed exclusively by the
farmers about Lacomb.
Banquet ta Denby.
CHICAGO, April 13. A special to
Tribune from Evansville. Ind., says:
The banquet last night lnhonor of the ex
Mlnlster to China, Charles Denby. was the
most .notable occasion of Its kind ever
celebrated in this city. Mr. Denby has
been absent from his home city IS years.
John W. Foster, Secretary of State in the.
Harrison Administration, presided.
Colonel Denby's speech was notable In
that he gave the American missionaries
credit for the open door In China. He
spoke of the sew life in China and said:
"It is plain that we should not stand
-Aksolu te y Pure
Many low-priced imitation baking powders are upon the mar
ket. These are made with alum, and care should be taken to
avoid them, as alum is a poison, never to be taken in the food.
OVAL BAKIN3 POWDER CO., 100 WILUAM ST, NEW
From a phctorrsplu By permission of Miss
To see the beauty of
those perfect teeth which so
enrich the loveliness of this
charming woman is to know the
story of Sozodont its faithful
service day by day in her
Sozddont is a pure,,
non-acid dentifrice and alkaline
mouth wash. It is also a true
antiseptic Used in the liquid
form after meals, and in combi
nation with the Powder whea
retiring at night, Sozodont
prevents inroads of decay upon
the teeth. It strengthens the
gums and refreshes the mouth,
with peculiar satisfaction.
Sozodont is as efficient;
as it is elegant, and the favorite
of connoisseurs. NEW SIZB
ot the Liquid, without the Powder, 35c
Large Liquid and Powder together, 75c.
At the stores or by mall for the price.
HALL &. RIXKEL Loodea.
Idly by and see hostile camps established
in China under the plea of leaseholds. It
the lessees Intend to make us pay greater
duties than our treaties provide for.
Russia might lease its whole ot Man
churia; England, the Yang-tse Valley;
Germany. Central China, and France tha
south, and deprive us of tho most prom
In regard to the Philippines, Mr. Denby
said their disposition would be settleil
when the insurrection Is suppressed,
APRIL 22D IS THE DAY
On which the fastest regular passenger:
service, Portland to Chicago, ever main
tained, will be. establisned.
A daily solid vestibuled through train
via tho Union Pacific Railroad and con
nections, consisting of dining-cars, palace
and tourist sleepers, free reclining chair
cars and butfet library and smoklng cars,
will make the trip in the remarkable time
of 70 hours. No other line does it, nor
gives travelers through stars Portland to
For rates, tickets and sleeping-car
berths, apply to City Ticket Office, 13
Third Street, Portland, Or.
Chicago Tailors Troubles.
CHICAGO. April II. A secret meetlnff
of the Merchant Tailors' & Drapers' Ex
change was held last night. When ths
meeting broke up It was announced that
the members of the exchange were op
posed to receding In any particular front,
the stand taken in the fight with tha
Journeyman Tailors" Union in their de
mand for the back shop system.
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