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THE MOANING OKEGONIAN, THURSDAY, JULY 5, 1900.
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OR SECOND PLACE
The Vice-Presidential Nomi
nation is Stiii in Doubt.
LEANING TOWARD STEVENSON
Convention Dock Not Scent to Favor
Towne or Snlzer Shlvely "Will
Not Hate It.
KANSAS CITT, Mo., July 4. Very -JUlla
more -was tangible In the Vice-Presidential
situation tonight, although the Stev
enson candidacy apparently met with fa
vor and there seemed to bo a possibility
of Ms being the solution of the question.
J Thd 'determination of the, Indiana dele"1
gallon to put Shlvely in the Held caused
a little diversion during a part of the
day, but Mr. Shlvely distinctly stated this
evening that he was not a candidate and
would not be. As to the action of the
Indiana delegation, he said that, after
what he had told them, there was no
reason for the belief that he would bo a
candidate. Friends of Stevenson said
that they would have been perfectly will
ing a short time ago to have supported
Shlvely, but after the positive statement
made yesterday that he would not be a
candidate, and will not be presented by
Indiana, they now felt that they should
stand by Stevenson.
The demonstration made over Hill In
the convention today was taken by aomi
to mean that the convention would be
stampeded for him, but Hill does not
think so, and it Is possible that If he
makes a speech on the platform ho will
make It plain that he could not be a can
didate on a Bryan platform. He says
emphatically that lie will" not be nomi
nated. Two old booms remain In much tht
same condition as they were yeste"d"iy.
Both Towne and Sulzer are in the race,
although the convention does not seem
inclined to favor them. The Towne men
claim they have the support of Bryan,
and that If a 16-to-l plank is1 put In the
platform their man will be the logical
candidate. The New York men say lhat
the action yesterday for John "W Keller
Is in earnest, and that they will ry to
secure his nomination. Tonight Ihe Vice
Presidency is in doubt, with a leaning
The situation this morning was ms
complicated because of the inclination cf
many of the strongest silver adherents
to take umbrage at the action of Kew
York State in refusing to put Senator
Hill on the platform committee. The
Southern delegations were partlcular'y
angry, and he suggestion of the morning
papers, that It was a scheme of Tammany
to hurt Bryan, received more than pars
The Tennessee delegation was the first
to, start the revolt, and out of pure sym
pathy this morning adopted resolutions
Indorsing Senator Hill for Vice-President
and pledging themselves to vote
for him. Several leaders called on iscna
tor Hill before he had his breakfast and
urged him to be a candidate. All he an
swered was that under no clrcumstancns
would he be a candidate. To one dele
gation he said:
"I have no desire to be a candidate. I
am obliged to you for your support, but
I cannot accept, and I hope you will not
present my name."
Senator Hill was particularly active this
morning. While he was as reticent as
usual, it was evident that he was still
working for a conservative platform and
that he still had hones of sucess In ac
complishing his object
Although Mr. Sulzer seconded Ihe nomi
nation of Mr. Keller In the New York
delegation yesterday, he-was. It Is 'under
stood, acting under jorders. and he si still
Inclined to let the Vice-Presidency light
ning hit him If it can At 10 o'clofck this
morning 600 members of the Commercial
Travelers' League called at his hotel with
a band. They were headed by H. B.
Thompson, of Nebraska.
The Stevenson candidacy was talked of
more or less, but distinct opposition de
veloped In some quarters, notably oy Sen
ator Tillman, of South Carolina, who de
clared that the convention should non.'
nate a man who stood for new Issues.
The boom for Stevenson had the effect of
somewhat checking the progress of the
Towne adherents, and there are some
.men who say that If it accomplishes noth
ing more, it willhold the convention away
from Towne until another Democrat can
The. Illinois delegation jreceivsid a tele
gram from Hon. Adlal E. Steven ion to
night, saying that he would leave -with
that delegation the entire matter of his
candidacy. Mayor Harrison expresses the
opinion that .Mr.- Stevenson will -receive
Selections ""Undo ly the Several State
, KANSAS CITY, July 4. The following
are the members of the committee -oh
Alabama, John "W. Tomlinson; Arkan
sas, James J. Jones; California, James
Maguire; Colorado, S. R. Fitzgerald; Con
necticut, Homer S. Cummins; Delaware,
Ij. Irving Handy; Florida, C. Gibbons;
Georgia, L. F.. Garrard; Idaho, , E. N.
"Wolfe; Illinois, Carter H. Harrison; Iowa,
John S. Murphy; Indiana, Samuel 1 .
Morss; Kansas,' David Overmeyer; Ken
tucky, J. S. C. Blackburn; Louisiana. W.
D. Blackman; Maine, Frederick W.
Plalster; Maryland, K V. Baughman;
Massachusetts, George Fred Williams;
Michigan, Thomas A. Barkworth; Minne
sota, P. B. Winstin; Mississippi, H. D.
Money: Missouri, W. J. Stone; Montana,
B. F. Hauser; Nebraska, R. L.. Metcalf;
Nevada, P. G. Newlands; New Hamp
shire, J. J. Doyle; New Jersey, W. D.
Daly; New York, Augustus Van Wvck;
North Carolina, A. C. Avery; North Da
kota, George W. Freerks; Ohio, H. I
Chapman; Oregon, no appointment;
Pennsylvania. Charles P. Donnelly;
Rhode Island, P. Henry Qulnn;
South Carolina, B. R. Tillman; South Da
kota, John R. Wilson; Tennessee, John
A. Moon; Texas, Thomas Ball; Utah, J.
Rawlins;, Vermont, F. W. McGettrick;
Virginia, John W. Daniel; Washington, O.
G. Ellis; West Virginia, J. G. St. Clair;
Wisconsin, "L. D. Plumer; Alaska, "Louts
Wllllams-j Arizona, Dr. A. Hughes; In
dian Territory, George Mansfield; 2Cew
Mexico. H. M, Dougherty; Oklahoma, J.
S. Burns; District of Columbia, James L.
The following is ,the committee to notify
the nominee for President:
Alabama C. I, Iavretta; Arkansas,
Jefferson Davis; California, R. F. Del
Valle; Colorado. 'James Doyle!; Connecti
cut. Bryan. F. Mahan; Delaware, E, JD.
Hearne; Florida, J. Emmet Wolfe; Geor
gia, J. T. Hill; Idaho, Colonel W. H.
Dewey; Illinois, Andrew Welsh; Iowa, A.
W. Potter; Indiana, W. H. O'Brien; Kan
sas, S, F. Nealy; Kentucky, R. L. Suter;
Louisiana, Howard McCabb; Maine, John
Scot; Maryland. E. J. Christy; Massa
chusetts, John J. O'Garra; Michigan, J.
R. Whiting; Minnesota, C. O. Baldwin;
Mississippi, W. H. Cameron; Missouri,
X. A. Ball; Montana, Walter Cooper; Ne
braska, J. .A. Creighton; Nevada, F. G.
Newlands; New Hampshire, J. F. Dowd;
New Jersey, George Pfelffer, Jr.; New
York, Frank Tf. Mott; North Carolina, J.
A- Brown; North Dakota, H. D. Albert;
Ohio, M. A. Daugherty; Oregon, R. M.
Veatch; Pennsylvania, John S. Rilling;
Rhode Island. D. J. McCarthy: South
Carolina. W. B. Wilson; South Dakota,
T. W. Taubman; Tennessee, W. W. Wal
lace; Texas, William Capps; Utah, A. H.
Farbst; Vermont; John W. McGeary; Vir
ginia, P. H. O'Bannan; Washington, W.
A.Moser; West Virginia, T. E. Chilton;
Wisconsin,- George Hilton; Wyoming,
Horace C Alses; Alaska, W. M. Hale;
Arizona. B. A. Packard; Tndian Territory,
Jamos Gibbon; New Mexico, Macarlo Gal
legos; Oklahoma, H. S. -"Emmerson; Dis
trict of Columbia, J. Fred Kelly; Hawaii,
Prince David Kawananakoa.
Committee to notify the nominee for
Alabama, F. M. Tankersly; Arkansas,
A. L. Skillen; California, William Mc
Fadden; Colorado, A. T. Gunnell; Connec
ticut, William L, Huntington; Deleware,
H. Harrington; Florida. R. D. McDonald,
Georgia, George T. Cann; Idaho. W. B.
McFarland; Illinois. Reed Green; Iowa,
E. J. Murtagh: Indiana, M. N. Hatha
way: Kansas, W. W. Leston; Kentucky,
W. P. Thorn; Louisiana, E. Howard Cobb;
Maine, Harry D. Stewart; Maryland, John
Keating; Massachusetts, Charles D. Lew
is; Michigan. A. A. Ellis; Minnesota,
Humphrey Barton; Mississippi, J. T.
Senty; Missouri. W. D. Leper; Montana,
F. E. Corbett; Nebraska, Jonas Welsch;
Nevada. George Frazier; New Hampshire,
J. F. Dowd; New Jersey, David Crater;
New York, M. Kane; North Carolina,
Lemuel Harvey; North Dakota, Thomas
Reagan; Ohio, R. L. Rockwell: Oregon,
(not selected); Pennsylvania, William S.
Thomas; Rhode Island. George W.
Greene: South Dakota, Stephen Don
ahue: South Carolina, J. A. Mooney; Ten
nessee, E. M. Holmes; Texas, J. W.
Blake: Utah, A. G. Home; Vermont. J.
W. McGeary; Virginia, Pennlll Rucker;
Washington. J. W. Godwin: West Virgin
la, J. B. West; Wisconsin, F. B. Hoskins;
Wyoming, R. A. Keenan; Alaska, Will
lam Hale; Arizona, George W. P. Hunt;
Indian Territory. James Glvens; New
Mexico, Macarlo Gallegos; Oklahoma, T.
L. Hill; District pf Columbia, F. B. Iord;
Hawaii, John H. Wise.
The following are. the members of tho
new National committee:
Alabama, W. D. Clayton; Arkansas,
James P. Clarke; California, H. E. Tar
pey; Colorado, Adair Wilson; Connecti
cut, Homer S. Cummlngs; Delaware, R.
P. Kennedy; Florida. George P. Raney;
Georgia. Clark Howell; Idaho, J. W.
Reld; Illinois. Thpmas Cahan; Ipwa,
Charles A. Walsh; Indiana. Thomas F.
Taggart; Kansas, J. G. Johnson: Kentuc
ky, Urey Woodson; Iowa, N. C. Blanch
ard: Maine, Arthur Sewell; Maryland, A.
P. Gorman: Massachusetts, George Fred
Williams; Michigan, D. J. Campau; Min
nesota, Thomas D. O'Brien; Mississippi.
A. J. Russell; Missouri, W. J. Stone; Mon
tana, John S. M. Nelll; Nebraska, James
C. Dahleman; Nevada. Joseph Ryan; New
Hampshire, True L. Norrls; Now Jersey,
William B. Gorley; New York, Norman B.
Mack; North Carolina, Joseph Daniels;
North Dakota, J. B. Eaten; Ohio, John
R. McLean; Oregon, N. A. Perry;
Pennsylvania, R. M. Guffy? Rhode
Island, George W. Green; South Carolina,
Benjamin R. Tillman; South Dakota, Mor
ris Taylor: Tennessee. J. M. Head; Tex
as, R. M. Johnston; Utah, D. C. Dunbar;
Vermont. J. H. Seuter: Virginia, Peter J.
Otey; Washington, William H. Dunpby;
"West; Virginia, John T. McGraw; Wis
consin, Timothy a Ryan; Wyoming.
Charles E. Blydenburgh: Alaska, Louis
L. Williams; Arizona, John B. Breathitt;
Indian Territory. Thomas Marcum; New
Mexlcd, H. 3. Ferguson; Oklahoma,
James R. Jacobs; District of Columbia,
James L. Norrls; Hawaii, John H. Wise.
Committee on Crclntlal.
The committee on credentials made
quick work of the contests. They assem
bled at the Kansas City Club, and Ed
ward Gray, of Texas, was made chair
man. The only hearing given was to tho
District of Columbia, and the committee
decided to admitj both delegations with
half a vote each. When the Indian Ter
ritory case was reached. Chairman Gray
called out: "Sheriff, bring In the Indian
Territory contesting delegations, search
them and take away their knives and
pistols, and then give them the gloves."
After a very brief hearing, each delega
tion was seated, with half a vote.
Tho greatest Interest centered In the
Montana case, and as soon as It was
called a motion was made to ratify the
action of the National committee and seat
the Clark delegation. A substitute to
give each side a hearing was defeited by
a vole of 33 to 13. and the Clark delegation
was -seated without division.
The Oklamoha contestants were given
half avote each, -although there was a
protest from both factions.
Two New York men, Forest and Ma
honey, representing what they said were
the "Bryan Democracy of New York."
wanted a hearing. They had a he&ring
before the New York state delegation
yesterday, and the credentials committee
decided not to take up the matter.
The committee adjourned, and then
there was a row. The New York men
And tho Oklahoma men began speaking.
The crowd surged, in and mounted chairs.
Mahoney made himself chairman rand at
tempted to secure order. An attempt was
made to get the dissatisfied element from
all states and territories to organize a
protest and submit a minority report to
the convention. Finally Mahoney got or
der long enough to make a speech de
nouncing Hill, Croker. Murphy and Van
Wyck, and the Democrats who -supported
them. Soon there was pandemonium,
and the side meeting terminated.
Committee on lining.
The committee on rules and order of
business recommended the following:
"Resolved, That the rules of the last
Democratic Nat4onal Convention, includ
ing the rules of the 53d Congress, bo far
as applicable, be the rules of this conven
tion. The order of business shall be:
"First Report of committee on creden
tials. "Second Report of committee on per
"Third Report of committee on resolu
tions. "FourthPresentation and selection of
candidate for President of the United
"Fifth The presentation and selection
of a candidate for Vice-President."
School Children Henrd tlie Declara
tion of Independence.
MANILA, July 5. Tho Fourth of July
was fittingly observed here. The town
was generally decorated with American
flags, in contrast with a year ago. when
there were none. The school children
gathered in .the pr.ncpal theaters of the
town and listened -to the reading of the
Declaration ol Independence, to the de
livery of patriotic addresses and the sing
ing of patriotic soi gs. In the evening
a ball was given in the Provost Marshal's
building, the military commissioners at
tending. The first election was held yesterday :n
Vlgan, where the municipal officers were
chpsen under General Otis' order for tho
establishment of municipalities.
A detachment of soldiers following the
ladrones near "Helta Rio Grande met the
enemy yesterday, killed 12 and captured
six rifles. Three Americans were kllloa
and (two wounded
French Press Comment.
NEW YORK, July 4. a dispatch to tho
Times from Paris yesterday says:
The Paris papers are devoting long ar
ticles to those two functions, and tho
supreme ignorance whica usually charac
terizes the French press on all matters
regarding America, is likely to be en
lightened somewhat. Lately when so few
nations have expressed, on account of
the Dreyfus affair, any particular warmth
of feeling toward France, tho public here
Is surprised at the expressions of good
feeling, which apparently have no polit
ical motives behind them.
Le Galois will tomorrow say:
"Americans are to be praised for re
membering their debt to France. Na
tions generally forget debts of that na
ture, and that America does not, is a
matter for congratulation and surprise,"
Le Figaro Bays:
"It is extraordinary to see a .practical
and money-gettimj nation give a proof of
such deep sentiment."
The press Is evidently much pleased.
Gentry Bent Pntehen.
LIMA, O., July 4. Gentry won the race
with Patchen in two straight heats; time,
2;M3i. 2:05y$. Gentry brpke th half-mile
trade world's pacing record In the first
BREAKING UP. OF CHINA
SOUTHERN PROVINCES PREFTJJCQ
AWAY FROM THE EMPIRE.
LI Hnns Chans: snd the Friendly
Viceroys Are Enslneerlsfr the
"WASHINGTON, July L Mr. Wu, Chi
nese Minister here, le In constant commu
nication, with the Viceroys ot. the great
Southern provinces of China. The sub
stance of some of these communications
he has made known to the State Depart
ment; others have been withheld. It is
not known positively whether or not the
Minister has means of communicating
with Pekln; if so, the channel must be
tortuous, involving the use of Viceroys
as an intermediary. There also la corre
spondence In progress between the vari
ous Chinese Ministers In Europe and the
Minister at Washington.
These facts, taken in connection with
the apparently genuine concern expressed
by the Chinese Ministers for, the safety
of the foreign Ministers at Pekln, and
the strenuous urging of Ll Hung Chang
that neutrality-be observed by the powers
toward the southern Chinese provinces,
are regarded in diplomatic circles here
as pointing to tho development of a com
bination on a large scale of tho great
Viceroys and Ministers against Prince
Tuan and his Boxer adherents In Pekln.
The impression is here growing that, no
matter what happens at Pekln, the di
vision of China is already an accom
plished fact, though not upon lines' con
templated heretofore by Europeans. It is
felt that all that part of China south of
the Yellow River, perhaps, and certainly
all that part south of the Yangtse Klang,
has parted forever from North China.
But, contrary to common expectation. It
Is now maintained here In diplomatic
circles that these vast and populous
provinces of the south are not to piss,
immediately under the direct control of
Europe and America as dependencies of
the nations; they are either to be formed
IntyJ another Chinese Empire under a new
dynasty, or are to continue their exist
ence as Independent nationalities, the
nresent Viceroys becoming petty Kings
f and Princes of absolute power within
their own district.
This system of native states Is viewed
with some favor, for it Is believed that
tho civilized powers can hold them In lino
more easily than If they were combined
into one great nation.
International Force Had to -Fight
Against Tremendous Odds.
LONDON. July . A Tien Tsln dispatch,
dated Tuesday, June 25, gives & few In
teresting details, Illustrating the tremend
ous odds against which the Americans,
British and Germans under Vlce-Admlral
Seymour had to contend. The ofllcers
pay high tribute to the splendid
work done during the continuous fighting
and the intense heat.
The Americans' patrol, June 13, was al
most cut off by 230 Boxers, hut succeed?
ed in driving them oft, killing or wound
ing many. The following day the
enemy made a desperate attempt to rush
the headquarters train at Lang Fang.
The Boxers advanced with fanatical
courage to within 20 yards of tho loco
motive In the face of a terrific rifle ana
Maxim gun Are, but were repulse! with
tho loss of about ICO killed and hundreds
of wounded. The same afternoon tho
Boxers attempted to recapture Loa,
which was garrisoned by GO blue jackets
commanded by Lieutenant Colom. The
Boxers used four iron guns, firing pieces
of old iron, and wero repulsed with the
loss of 0 killed. Two of the gunti were
captured. Lieutenant Colom was
These varlou,s assaults show an organ
ized and simultaneous attempt on the
whole llne of VlcesAdmlral , Seymour's
communications. kTh!e' Jmper!a.t ' "troops
seem to have Joined the Boxers June 18.
when the international force, wa3 mov
ing out of Lapg Fanff lo plan an, at
tack. It Is supposed the Boxers were dis
covered to bo a force of 5000 men, mostly
General Yung Fuh Sian's imperial troops..
After two hours' severe fighting the Chi
nese bolted, leaving 400 or 500 dead.
When the International forces attacked
the arsenal flvo miles above Tien Tsln,
June 22, the American and British car
ried the Chinese entrenchments at tho
point of the bayonet in magnificent style,
splendidly supported by the Germans,
who crossed the river there and captured
six guns, "which they promptly turned on
the flying enemy. The arsenal was found
to bo extremely well equipped with all
imaginable "war stores. Including many
Krupps and Maxims, thousands of mod
ern rifles and tons of ammunition and
small arms. The Chinese tenacity wa3
evidenced in their attempt during the af
ternoon to recapture the arsenal, but
they were repulsed after two hours' des
perate fighting. It was then that Com
mander Bucholtz, of the Kajserln Au
gusta, was killed.
The rest of the dispatch is practically
c. repetition of Vlce-Admlral Seymour's
diary, as cabled to the Associated Press
THE A3IER1CAN POLICY.
Tho German Foreign Office Informed
.BERLIN, July 4. An Important dis
patch from Washington was received at
the American Embassy today. Mr. While
was absent at the Lelpslc celebration, but
Secretary Jackson immediately apprised
the Foreign Office of the receipt of the
message, and upon Count yon Bulow's
return from Wllhelmshoven a long confer
ence occurred between the two. It Is un-'
derstood that the dispatch clearly out
lines the present Chlneee policy of the
United States. The main feature of the
programme is restoring order in China,
the obtaining of full damages for out
rages and the loss of life among Ameri
can citizens and missionaries residing in
China, and the promising of a correspond
ing share of military aid wherever Amer
ican interests require It. Under no con
dition, however, will the United States be
come a party to the division of China or
to territorial conquests.
At the Month of Pel Ho.
LONDON, July 4, via Taku June
23. and Shanghai July S. A reconnoller
Ing party under Lieutenant-Commander
Keyes, of the torpedo boat Fame, cip
tured and destroyed the new city and the
port 12 miles from Taku on June 23. There
was little or no opposition. Two blue
jackets were injured by an explosion and
manv Chinese were killed. The river
Is practically clear from Taku to Tien
Tsln, with the exception of a few sunken
tow boats and lighters.
In the second attack on the east ar
senal on June 27 the Russians were re
quired to retire for" reinforcements. 'A
force qf British, one company of Ger
mans and 30 Americans then engaged
the enemv. who with four guns made a
determined resistance until the whole al
lied force suppPrted the artillery. Fifty
Chinese were killed and th& remainder
Tetlred. Lack of cavalry prevented thd
capture of the whole force.
As soon as ther allies had occupied the
arsenal 1500 lnmerial troops made a
flank attack from the city. The British'
and Russians soon drove them back. The
British casualties number Ave- killed and
21 wounded. The Americans had only
one wounded, the Germans two killed
1 lost 17 killed and wounded.
Germany "Will Be Heard From,
BERLIN. uly 4. At a banquet at
Wllhelmshaven of the officers of a club
yesterday, subsequent to the launching of
the warship Wlttelsbach, Emperor .Will
iam, in response to a toast proposed by
Prince Rupprecht, of Bavaria, "to the
head of the German navy," made some
emphatic declarations upon the siibjcci
of Germany as, a sea power, asserting
that tho ocean TOtts indispensable to, Ger
"The German people,' said he, "did
not conquer and shed blood years ago In
order to be thrust aside when great for
eign problems are helng settled. If that
happens then the position of the German
Empire as: a world power would be at an
end. I am not inclined to allow matters
to reach such a pass. It, la, the Emperor's
duty and highest privilege to employ suit
able and even the sharpest methods to
Europeans Hold City Gate..
LONDON, July 4.-The Admiralty ha3
received a telegram from Vlce-Admlral
Seymour, dated Tien Tsin, June 30. Af
ter repeating the news from Pekln of
June 24, of the destruction of all the le
gations except the British, French, Ger
man and part of the Russian, he adds:
"The 'Europeans have gathered In the
British legation. They have provisions,
but ammunition Is scarce. One gate of
the city, near the legation, is held by
the Europeans with guns captured from
the Chinese. Five of the marine guards
have been killed and an officer is wound
ed. There is no sickness at present.- Tho
Chinese Inundated the country near here
from tho Grand Canal, the object prac
tically being for the defense of the city
from the south. It does no Injury to us.
Our general health is good."
Will Resist German Advance.
BERLIN. July 4. The Gertnan Consul
at Che Foo, telegraphing Tuesday, July
3. after reiterating that General Tung
Fu Ll Sian and Prince Tuan have seized
the entire power at Pekln under the
motto ''Extermination of the foreign
"The Governor of Shan Tung is at
Tslnan with 8000 troops, ostensibly for
the purpose of resisting a German at
tack. About 13,000 of his troops are- on
the frontier of China. It is regarded
with much suspicion."
Another Che Foo dispatch dated today
says that all missionaries from Chlng
Ning are on the way to Tslnan.
Gloomy Xeivs From Shanghai.
SHANGHAI, July 4-6 P. M. Three Chi
nese servants of foreigners 'have, it is
rumored, from a very good source,
escaped from Pekln. They report that
all tho foreigners, 1000 in number,
Including 400 soldiers, 100 members of the
Chinese customs staff and a number of
women and children held out till their
ammunition was exhausted In the British
legation. The legation was finally burned
and all the foreigners Jellied.
It is reported that Kwan Hsu and the
Dowager Empresa have been .poisoned.
The Powers Qnnrrellpir.
BERLIN, July 4. Tho representativa of
the Associated Press learns from reliable
diplomatic sources that, despite repeated
official assurances, the entente between
the powers Is shaky, especially between
Russia and Japan, and Russia and Eng
Icnd, respectively. Russia strongly op
posed Japen'a acting' for the powers, and
Japan wants assurance that her efforts
will not result as they did In 1S96.
Admiral AlcxiefTa Dispatch.
LONDON, July 4. A special dispatch
from St. Petersburg says:
Vlce-Admlral Alexierl's. official an
nouncement of the impossibility of ad
vancing on Pekln without reinforcements
and the necessary pontoons and stores
'has caused despair, as It is regarded as
tantamount to abandoning the Europeans.
THE NATIONAL LEAGUE.
Morning and Afternoon Games
Throughout the Ctrcnlt.
CINCINNATI, July 4. Hahn and Mer
cer pitched well until the eighth lnn:tig,
when Mercer let down and Cincinnati
clinched-, the- victory. -, Crawford's error
was responsible for the' visitors' run?
The score: .
, .RH-E1 " . JRHB
Jlaclanoti h S. P Stt&v. Ti,9TC. glf C 5
Batteries-r-Hahn And P.eltzj ,3Ierc;p and"'
The feature of thenfternopn game was
the action of Jack Doyle, who, alter
being declared out at third, assaulted
the umpire. Emslle was. knocked down
and pulled Doyle with him.' The two
rolled over the field for a while, until
separated by the other players. Doylo
was arrested and taken to the police sta
tion. Emslle was arrested after the
game, and botu"werc charged with dis
orderly conduct. The game was won
by the visitors, because they hit .Scott
timely, while Hawley kept the hits scat
tered in all but the first Inning. At
tendance, 4S00. The score:
Cincinnati ... 3 9 2Kew York .... 6 14 5
Batteries-Scott, Phillips- and Peltz;
Hawley and Bowerman.
CHICAGO, July 4. The visitors went
to pieces in the sixth inning and allowed
Chicago to score six runs, which was
virtually the game. Attendance, r3w).
J VT T7I T IT T3J
Chicago 1011 4phlladolphla .4 9 3
Batteries Cunningham and Dexter;
Frazer, McFarland and Douglass.
Afternoon game Philadelphia looked a
sure winner when Chicago went to bat In
the ninth inning, but two singles, a
double and an error tied the score. In
the 12th, with men on first and second,
Orth made a wild throw to first, which
allowed the winning runs to score. At
tendance, 10,000. The score:
Chicago 5 7 33hlladelphla .. 4 12 5
Batteries Callahan and Donohue; Oitl
PITTSBURG, July 4-The Pittsburg
team .won the morning game, hitting
Willis hard for Ave lnmn-js, Cuppy re
lieved him and prevented the locals from
scoring during the remainder of the
game. Attendance, 12,000. The scon):
Pittsburg .... 3 10 2poston 5 9 4
Batteries Phillips and Zimtner; Cuppy,
Willis and Clarke.
By winning Uie afternoon game, Pitts
burg made it four straight from Boston.
Nichols' bad inning was -the third, when
a three-bagger and two singles won tho
g,ame. After that honors wero even. At
tendance. li)00. The score:
R H Ej RHE
Pittsburg .... 3 S r,Boston 1 S 1
Batteries Tannehlll and Zlmmer; Nich
pls and Sullivan.
At St. Lonls.
ST. LOUIS, July 4. In the morning
game perfect fielding by Brooklyn was in
marked contrast to the ragged work done
by St. Louis. Attendance, 6000. The
3t. Louis ...J. K 7 Brooklyn 3 S 0
Batteries Jones and Creigher; Johnson
Inability o hit Young at opportune
times beat Brooklyn in the afternoon
game. In the second Inning Brooklyn
made a three-base hit and got one base
on balls, but failed to tally. Attendance.
8700. The score:
St. Louis ..... 9 13 lBrooklyn ..... 04
Batteries Young and Criger; McGinnlty
and McGulre. '
The American Leoxrue.
At Detroit Detroit, 4; Buffalo, 1. After
noonDetroit, 16; Buffalo, 9.
At Kansas City Kansas City, 8; Mil
waukee, 2, Afternoon Kansas City, 2;
At Minneapolis Minneapolis, 6; Chi
. At Cleveland Cleveland, lt Indianapolis,
2. Afte'rnoon-Cleyeland, 15; Ihdlsntipo
lis, 13. ""
Slg SIchel & Co.ri agents." celebrated
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SPEECH OF, TEMPORARY CHAIBXJUf
THOMA'sAT KANSAS CITX.
The Money Question and Expansion.
The Party'. Ideal Jtor Chief.
KANSAS CITY, July 4r Governor
Thomas,,"? Colorado, temporary chair
man," of tho Democratic-' National Con
vention, in his7 address' today "gave a
brief history of the administrations of
Presidents Harrison and Cleveland, af
ter which he said:
The line of division between political
forces became sharply defined in 1SS6
upon what was called the money ques
tion. That question Involved, as we then
asserted, and as we now know, every
other economic problem. It embraced
within its wide limitations the issues of
labor and capital, of combination and
competition, and of production, trans
portation and distribution. It was pre
dicted that the defeat of blmetallsm
would be followed by the retirement of
all forms of Government currency, -by
the delegation- of the power of note issue
to the holders of the National obligations,
the practical consolidation of all lines
of transportation, and the consequent
domination of every commercial pursuit
by a score of colossal monopolies. These
predictions hive generally beon verified.
"Democratic defeat had scarcely been
recorded when the march of consolidation
was resumed. Every avenue of industry
is closed to the competitive energy of
the citizens, has been listed on the stock
exchange, and rises and falls with the
turn of the gambler's card. Consolida
tions succeed consolidations, and as they
lessen in number, they "enlarge In the
volume Of their real and fictitious accu
mulations, and their more despotic sway
over all material and political Interests.
"These evils, startling in their mag
nitude and inevitable In the consequences,
must either culminate in one immense ag
gregation, all-powerful and all-absorbing,
or be arrested and dissolved by tho
force of an aroused public opinion find
ing expression at the polls in support of
the nominees of this convention."
Governor Thonias then spoke of the
currency bill passed by the last session
of the National Congress, giving a re
sume of Its, most Important features, add
ing: Against this Iniquitous scheme of
finance Democracy protests. We will
have no money system founded, upon the
public debt and dictated by those who
hold it. We stand for the gold and silver
of the Constitution, for a paper currency
founded upon them and Issued by the
Government as the embodiment of our
sovereignty. We will not tax the people
for the maintenance of a private money
system. Wo would fcay and not perpetu
ate our public debt. Those who assert
that the money question is dead have
given but little heed to the lesson of
experience. It can never die until It shall
receive a righteous solution.
"The phenomenal Increase In the out
put of gold has materially -added to tha
general stock of primary money, and re
lieved some part of the stress of con
traction which succeeded the closure of
the Indian mints to silver in 1893. The
consequent improvement in business and
in the Industrial conditions may be
traced directly to this fact, although the
failure- of crops In various portions of
the world and the waging of- a great
offensive war. with Its accompanying
expenditure of treasure, have contribut
ed to the general result. The enlarge
ment of tho sum of our metallic money
has cheapened its value, stimulated prices
and set the wheels of enterprise again
"Np more signal demonstration of the
bimetallic contention was ever witnessed.
LjHad the concurrent coinage and circular
uqn ol me vwo ijieiJa ueen unincerrupt
edt they would, have , kept the quantity
wealth and p&pulatlon. The terrible cri
ses of the past -quarter of a' century,
with their attendant' miseries ahd'bank
ruptcy would have been avoided, and
prosperity would have remained with
us, unbroken and enduring.
"The false plea of 1S95 that the mone
tary Volume was sufficient and the
world's supply of gold amplo for its
needs Is now transparent. Its error Is
admitted in the boast of- our opponents
that they have increased our per capita
circulation. The vast quantities produces
by the mines are readily absorbed by the
ceaseless demand for its use and its mul
tiplied increase is earnestly -hoped for.
No vplce is raised against its continued
production. No fear is expressed that
we can be embarrassed by its abundance.
Yet Its annual output-exceeds that of gold
iand sliver In the yeara when the latter
was repudiated because of Its threatened
Inundation. Our opponents stand con
founded by the Irresistible operation of
a law they have denied."
Referring to the war with Spain, the
"The prevailing sentiment of Democrat
ic sympathy for all people struggling for
the blessings of liberty impelled the Ad
ministration twq years ago to Interfere
with the despotic tyranny of Spain over
Cuba and secure to the oppressed people
of that Island the right of self-government.
Our ultimatum delivered, we sol
emnly and officially declared them to be
free and independent and disclaimed to
the world any disposition or intention to
exercise sovereignty, -jurisdiction or con-
L trol over the Island, except for the paci
fication thereof, and asserted our deter
mination, when that was accomplished,
to leave the government and control of
the island to Its people.
"The conditions of the ensuing war
.sent Admiral Dewey to the distant Phil
ippines, where another people, engaged
in the same struggle with the same op
pressor, appealed to the same impulses
of our nature. There h- broke the power
of Spain, which, suing for peace, submit
ted to the liberation of Cuba and the
cession of Porto Rico. Our Government
disdained the spirit of Its manifesto or
April and became the purchaser of the
Philippines in January.
"Since then we have given Cuba the
benefit of our civic Institutions to gov
ern her through the War Department.
,Wo have kept faith with Porto Rico by
substituting the sugar baron for the
Castlllan Duke, and cQnflrmed the Phil
ippine estimate of the white man by pro
longing the Spanish method of colonial
government in those islands of the, far-off
"The National sympathy for all who
seek self-government has been made the
instrument )y which cupidity and greed
acquire and hold a feeble nation In thrall
dom against Its will. The right of pur
chase is Invoked to Justify the adoption
hy the great Western Republic of a so
called colonial policy, and her glorious
institutions are declared to be for home
consumption with prohibitive duties
.against their exportation."
Continuing, Governor Thpmas Bald:
"We believe in that system of expan
sion which, under Democratic rule,
brought half the Continent as a galaxy
of commonwealths into the Union- We
denounce that expansion In which
conquest overcomes the people of an
other hemisphere under the pretext that,
giving them liberty, which governs them
by force, which denies to them tho rights
of citizens, which subjects tho American
workman to Increased and deadly com
petition by confronting him with hordes
of Orientals coming hither from so-called
provinces to take his place at the forge,
in the mine and the factory.
"We would build the Nicaragua Canal
ns an American enterprise for the Amer
ican peop'le. We would operate It in
times of peace, and control it in times of
war. We would fortify it notwithstand
ing the, protests or the objections of
trans-Atlantic powers. We would share
the benefits and responsibilities of lt3
'management with no assocla'tes"
Referring to tat war taxes, the Gov
ernor said: - . -
"We would relieve the people of the
burden of taxation If Administrative
authority Is, to -bd credited,, the Snanlsh
American. conflict ended 1& monfchs ago.
The same -authority assures;ns with every
xnooalthat'the Philippine insurrection is
over. ' .The Treasury Is, bursting with a
plethoric revenue, nillilons wherepf are
deposited with favorite banks which- lend
it to 'the people en their own terms that
the volume of circulation may not suffer
"Notwithstanding these conditions,
there is no decrease In taxation. Meas
ures, cunningly devised to fall on the
backs of the people and screen large in
terests from responsibility of the pub
lic burdens,, willingly assumed and cheer
fully borne In the heat of conflict, press
with full weight In times of peace, with
no signs of relief from the party In' pow
er. Unnecessary taxation is unjust taxa
tion, and unjust-; taxation by whitever
name it may be called is the plunder of
the citizen by his Government.",
Speaking of the nomination to be made
by -the convention! Oovernor Thomas
'We would- have for our Chief Mag
istrate a man sprung from the loins of
the people, rock-ribbed in his convictions
and-controlled by the admonitions of. his
conscience. A man of lofty ideals and
steadfast courage. A man to whom his
country's Constitution appeals with a
living and sacred reality. A man who
exalts the duty, the rights and the wel-
fare of his fellow-citizens above slnis--ter
and corroding Influences of centralized
commercialism. A nun whose ear Is
untuned to the pulsations of the pocket
book, but responsive to the heart throbs
of the ma8i.es. A man with no War-
lwlck behind his chair, with policies that
are his own A man with strong opin
ions and a strong will to enforce them.
A man conscious of his Country's dignity
and power, of Its capacity to cope with
"A man who measures the greatness of
the Republic by the protection- it gives
to the humblest citizen. A man whose
clear vision perceived the causes and
whose steady Judgment determines the
remedy for the ills of -the body politic.
A man who will lay the strong hand of
authority upori the vast Interests, the
moral, industrial and "political life of the
Nation, and maintain the integrity of
our Institutions against all their designs
and encroachments. A man who recog
nizes no dignity greater than that of an
American citizen, no right more sacred
than that which secures, to him the full
enjoyment of every opportunity that a
land like ours affords. A man whose
opinions do not change with his apparel,
whose policies are not fashioned from
day to day by influences that control and
direct him, whose 'plain duty' consists
not in sanctioning the repudiation of his
own counsels. We want a man of no
plastic mold, conforming- his opinions to
passing Impressions of popular sentiment
as facile in their abandonment as in their
advocacy. We want a man to whom
right is greater then expediency., who
postpones no duty to the demand of
privilege, who lsjoved by the multitude,
respected by the world, and feared only
by those who distrust the people."
Governor Thomas closed his address
with an arraignment of the Republican
party for .what he declared was Its in
sincere course fend its change from a
party of freedom to one'of monopoly and
militarism, and added:
"Against the continuance of this party
in power we enter protest. With the
man exalted above the dollar, the con
stitution above tho combination, the
equality of all before the law, with sol
emn promises to correct the abuses of
administration and to enforce these fun
damentals of government which secure
exact justice to all, we shall not appeal
In vain "to the wisdom, the intelligence
and the patriotism of the American
"WHERE THE DEMOCRATS MEET.
Description of Kansas City's Great
" " .Convention Hall.
. KANSAS CITY,, July. 4. Tho Conven
tion Hall, where the" Democratic NaX
.tlpnal. Convention: is being held, at first
glance looks crude and Imperfect, biit
this is only In its bxtemal Ornnmenta-'
tlon of, cornice and column. The; bud-
.stantial elements of the structure are
complete, ready to house the delegates
and the legion of onlookers In one of tho
most perfect convention halls ever of
fered to the gathering of a great party.
The Star? and Stripes snap proudly from
a hundred staffs along the gable, and at
Intervals surrounding the entire building.
There are hundreds of these flags top
ping the structure, giving an Idea of Its
vastness 340 feet long and 193 feet wide.
Only yesterday an army of men were
busy removing the debris of construction.
and they have succeeded so well that
there Is not a vestige remaining.
The interior of the building presented
a gorgeous spectacle of color,, alike a trib
ute to the patriotic sentiment of the day
and to the party about to assemble In
convention. The disposal of flags, bunt
ing and shields Is--quite effective, where
there is a spread and tangle of steel to
be subdued by patriotic devices. The
great steel roof, supported by massive
girders, is partly obscured by flags looped
Into rosettes. The same scheme of flag
rosettes makes a rim of color for the
gallery 40 feet above, sweeping entirely
around the hall. Lower down, the front
of another gallery, flaming with tho coats-of-arms
of 46 states and territories, with
here and there long streamers caught up
Into bows and rosettes, while Just back
of the platform Is a box bearing the
red, white and blue inscription of ihe
"New York High School Boys."
But the eye leaves this detail of color
and rests on the magnificent flags, each
47 feet long, which are canopied from" the
top of. the building to the sides, two of
the monster emblems flanking tho chair
man's platform, like the wings of a stage
In the center of these, what an oppor
tunity Is offered for a coup d'oell In this
scheme of color, with tho portrait of tho
party's idol and coming nominee- But,
strangely, It is not here, and the chief
decorator, Baker, explains that the com
mittee had forbidden the hanging of por
traits of any living man.
The auditorium is shaped like a great
bowl, with the presiding officer almost in
the center, while the seats rise tier on
tier on. every side back to the' remotest
corner of the building. In the hollow of
this bowl, the real business is to be done,
for here the-delegates and alternates are
seated and the platform is located. The
area for delegates is paved with stone, so
thero will be no sound of shuffling feet.
The seats are arranged in a great oval,
the side toward the platform. The fold
ing chairs for the delegates and alter
nates make a little lake of yellow In
the bottom of this bowl, marked here
and there by the tall standards, indicat
ing the various state delegations.
Raised about two feet above this stone
area, the platform Juts out into the lake
of yellow like some cape In the sea. The
platform Is flanked on either side by the
rows of press seats, stretching back 200
feet in either direction; Tho platform it
self presents evidence of elegance, even
gorgeousness, and Is far more elaborate
than the counterpart at Philadelphia- Be
neath the chairman's feet stretches a rich
Turkish rug of crimson hue, while a great
leather seat Is ready to accommodate the
man who holds the gaveL Instead of a
table before him, the gavel Is to fall upon
a strange wooden pedestal, similar to
those used in supporting a catafalque.
The secretary has another raised plat
form, with a huge chair of leather ele
gance, while the lesser officials, clerks
and stenographers, have tho usual spread
of pine before them.
Altogether, the arrangements are ad
mirable in their 'detail, and combine to
give the most perfect machinery for the
transactlon'of the business of the conven
tion. " "
Khedive Leaves England.
LONDON, July 4---The Khedive of
Egypt started for" the' ""continent
1 mCrnlns -
OREGON AT KANSAS CITY
ALL THE DELEGATES BUT ONE ARE
They Favor Reaffirmation of tho
Chicago Platform and Harrison
or Hill for Vice-President.
KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 4. The open
ing day o'f the convention finds Oregon
represented by .all the, regular delegates
except' one, and his place is filled by bis
alternate. The delegation stands as fol
lows: J. Hi Raley, of Pendleton: Charles
Nlckell, of Jacksonville; A. S. Bennett, of
The Dalles; N. A. Peery, of Portland;
R. Mv Veatch. of Cottage Grove i M. A.
Miller, of Lebanon; J. O. Booth, of
The other delegate, Dr. J. Welch, of
Portland, is represented by his alternate,
J. D. McKennon, of La Grande. -Two al
ternates are also In attendance D. J.
Fry, pf Salem, and Colonel W. F. Butch
er, of Baker City. J." H." Townsend, of
Dallas- is also In attendance, accompa
nied by Mrs. Townsend.
Tho delegation hasr headquarters and
sleeping-rooms at the Coates House, a
desirable location three blocks from tho
convention hall. In the convention also
the delegation is- well placed, being sin
gularly like the state's delegation to the
Philadelphia convention; that is," Just be
hind the New York delegation. In front of
and a little to the left of the chairman.
The apportionment of honors was unan
imously agreed upon this morning as fol
lows: Chairman of delegation. Judge A.
S. Bennett; committee on credentials, J.
D. McKlnnon; on rules' and order of busi
ness, and also on permanent organiza
tion, J. H. Raley; on platform, N.-A.
Messrs. Raley and Nlckell came In to
gether from Denver this- morn'ng. The
others arrived Sunday In a special car di
rect from Portland.
Though the heat Is terrific, all the mem
bers of the delegation are well, and tho
deliberations are harmonious and cordial.
The feeling of the delegation as to plat
form, with the possible exception of a
single member, has been that reaffirma
tion of the Chicago platform should suf
fice, without a specific reiteration of 16
Harrison is strong with the delegation
for Vice-President, and so is Hill. E. B.
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