Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, August 20, 1900, Image 1

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VOL. XL. "SO. 12,382.
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REPORT OF CHAFF
Admiral Remy Also Sends
Information.
HAS EMPRESS DOWAGER ESCAPED?
Minister Wn Saya Positively That
blie and the Emperor Xiett Cap
ital "What Comes JfeartT
"WASHINGTON. Aug. 19. From. General
Chaffee today the War Department re
ceived official confirmation of the iall
of Pekth and the rescue of the besieged
Legationers. The dispatch of the Amer
ican Commander was not long, and con
tained but few details, but the uncon
cealed satisfaction with which It was ro
celved by officials of the Administration
indicated clearly tho anxiety that had
been engendered by his prolonged silence.
His last communication to the Govern
ment prior to the receipt of today's ad
vices was dated August 11, at Ma Tou,
almost SO miles from Pekinr The expla
nation of his silence Is suggested In ad
vices received by the Navy Department
today from Admiral Remey, who, tele
graphing from Taku on the 18th, says
the telegraph line between that point and
Pekln is interrupted.
The cablegram from Admiral Remey
contains some important Information not
mentioned by General Chaffee. He makes
the startling statement, on Japanese au
thority, that the inner city of Pekln waa
being bombarded by tho allied forces.
Admiral Remey says also that the Dow
ager Empress Is detained In the Inner city
by Prince Yungedo. Advices received
last night from the Foreign Office at To
klo, Japan, by the Japanese Legation in
this city, confirms and amplifies previous
accounts of the capture of Pekln by the
allied troops.
Following isethe text of the dispatch
from General Chaffee as made public by
the "War Department:
"Che Foo, Aug. 19, Pekln, Aug. 15. "We
entered legation grounds at 5 o'clock last
night with Fourteenth and Light Battery.
Eight wounded during day's fighting.
Otherwise all welL 'CHAFFEE."
The dlBpatch, which was received dur
ing the morning, wastransmltted Imme
diately to the President at the "White
House. He expressed his gratification at
the news it contained, particularly at tho
small loss sustained by the American
troops.
It will be noted that the dispatch Indi
cates that the American troops entered
the Legation grounds at 5 o'clock on the
evening of the 14th Inst By the Wash
ington officials and by several Legation
officials to whom it was shown the date
of General Chaffee's communication Is
regarded as an error of transmission. It
is believed that the date "15" should oe
"16." All previous advices, official and
unofficial, have Indicated that' the Lega
tions were relieved on the evening of the
15th., Wednesday, after a day of sharp
fighting. Minister Wu, the Chinese rep
resentative, and Minister Takahlra, of
Jntinn wwc iti!t nosltlve onhIa."TOlnt.
all itlieir official advices rbelng--ihat theq
entrance to me ji-y ot. -renin ty-uj eici-i:i
early In the evening of Wednesday, the
15th Inst
American Troops Engage-.
The fact that only the Fourteenth In
fantry and Riley's Battery entered the
city, as shown by General Chaffee's dls;
patch, does not Indicate that the Ninth
Infantry and the marines, who were so.
conspicuously gallant throughout the ad
vance upon the capital, did not partici
pate In the engagement which resulted
directly In the rescue of the besieged Le
gationers. It is pointed out as likely
that General Chaffee, acting In conso
nance with the other commanders, divided
his force, leaving the Ninth Infantry and
the marines without the walls of the city
to act as a rear guard to prevent the
escape of the Chinese troops by other
gates than those through which the allies
entered, or for some other excellent rea
son. Only two battalions of the Four
teenth Infantry are with General Chaffee.
They comprise about 800 men. This would
Indicate that only about one-third of Gen
eral Chaffee's force actually had entered
the city at the time he sent his dispatch.
The fact that only eight of the American
force was wounded, none being killed, is
regarded as notably fortunate.
Admiral Remey's dispatch, which con
tains much interesting information in a
few words, is as follows:
"Che Foo, Taku, Aug. 18. Bureau ot
Navigation, Washington: Telegraph line
to Pekln interrupted. Information from
Japanese sources Empress Dowager de
tained by Prince Tungedo Inner city,
which being bombarded by allies. Chaf
fee reports entered Legation grounds
evening 14th. Eight wounded eurlng day's
fighting. Otherwise all well. REMEY."
The startling feature of the dispatch Is
that fighting within the City of Pekln
was continuing, according to the ad
vices of Admiral Remey. The inner, or,
as it Is popu'arly known, the "Forbidden
City," evidently had not been taken. It
Is surrounded by a massive wall of solid
masonry, more than 20 feet high, and It
Is not regarded as surprising that the
Chinese should make their final stand
within Its shadows. Prior to the re
ceipt of tho dispatch, It was accepted
generally as a fact that the Dowager
Empress, In company with the Emperor
and a large suite, had left Pekln. While
nothing Is said in Admiral Remey's ad
vices, as to tho whereabouts of the Em
peror, It Is deemed scarcely probable
that he left the city without the Em
press Dowager.
Says Doivneer Is Jfot There.
Borne noubt of the accuracy of the in
formation received by Admiral Remey
Is expressed, particularly as the Chinese
Minister is very positive that the Em
peror, Empress Dowager and the entire
Chinese court left Pekln before the ar
rival at the gates of the allies. Minister
Wu said to the Associated Press today
that he had official advice3 to the effect
that the Emperor and Empress Dowager
had gone from Pekln to the province of
Shen SI, a considerable distance west of
the capital city. He had not been ad
vised as to what city they had gone, but
said It was probable their destination was
the capital of Shen Si province. The
Minister believed they were entirely out
of danger. The statement that the Dow
ager Empress was detained by Prince
Yungedo, therefore, gave him little con
cern, although he expressed some Interest
In It He said there was no Chinese
Prince Yungedo.. It Is not a Chinese
name. It might be, the Minister thought,,
a Japanese name, but personally he knew
of no such person.
At the Japanese legation the dispatch
of Admiral Remey was read, quite natur
ally, with the oeepest Interest There,
too, it was said that Yungedo was not
a Chinese name. No Japanese official
of that name was known to the "lega
tion attaches. Their solution of the
question raisd ty the dispatch was that
the name thould be Yung Lu. He Is
the Commander-in-Chief of the Imperial
Chinese troops, and is said to have strong
jio-foreign Inclinations and sympathies.
No conjecture was offered as to the rea
son for the detention of the Dowager
Emnress by him. Among Washington
officials it Is -egarded as hardly likelyv
that the Empress Dowager Is being de
tained by any Chinese officials. If she
he In Pekln at this time, she Is there,
probably, of her own accord. The as
sertion of Minister Wu, based upon of
ficial advices from his government, how
ever, is most positive that she Is not In
the City of Pekln.
While no surprise was evinced at the
statement of Admiral Remey, that the
Inner city was being bombarded, some
concern was expressed lest the final
stand of tne Chinese troops within what
they regard as most sacred precincts
should prove a very serious affair. Pe
kln comprises possibly four cities in one.
In extent of area it is about the size of
New York City. The four segments of
It are the Chinese City, the Tartar City,
the Imperial City and. the Forbidden
City. The last is the "Inner city,"
mentioned in Admiral Remey's dispatch,
and is the residence of the Emperor and
the seat of the imperial court Nobody
Is allowed within Its massive walls, ex.
cept by special permission of the Em
peror or Empress Dowager. The for
eigners who have entered its gates are
comparatively few in number. The Im
perial City Is occupied only by the high
est Chinese officials and members and
attaches of the Imperial court -Further
Information as to the reported bombard
ment will be awaited with "keen Interest
The Capture of Pekln.
Late last night the Japanese Minister,
Mr. Takahlra, received the following ad
vices from the Japanese Foreign Office
at Tokio: "
"Tho Japanese Consul at Che Foo wired
under date of August 17 to the following
effect:
" 'The foreign forces attacked on the
eastern side of Pekln Wednesday morn
ing. The enemy obstinately replied. In
the evening the Japanese blew up the
Chiao Yang gate and the Tung Chih gato
of the Tartar City, and succeeded in en
tering. In the meantime other foreign
troops entered the Chinese City by the
Tung! Plen gate. (Detachments' were
sent immediately to the legations and
cpened communications. The Ministers
and staffs 'were found safe. The Jap
anese loss was over 100, Including three
officers, namely, Captain Mlchllye and
Lieutenant Watanabo wounded), while
Lieutenant' Yarak was killed. The Chi
nese loss Is computed at about 400.' "
The information contained in the above
dispatch was received by the Associated
Press yesterday, direct from Tokio. It
contains the explicit and reassuring state
ment that "the Ministers and staffs were
found safeJ' It is more direct and com
plete in detail than the American ad
vices thus far received. The officials ot
the Japanese Legation are much gratified
at the conspicuous gallantry displayed by
the Mikado's forces during the advance
upon PeKin, and they have received with'
unconcealed pride the congratulations
not only of the officials of this Govern
ment, but ?lso of the diplomatic repre
sentatives of other countries at this cap
ital. The React Move.
Now that the primary oDject for which
the allied armies marched upon Pekln,
viz., the rescue of the besieged Legatlon
ers, has been accomplished, the drift of
the discussion In official and , diplomatic
circles reverts to tne nexr. step to De
taken. Necessarily, many a prediction
as to what this will he. are .purely con
jectural, as-lt, is realized hat complete
and definite STformatlon Tegardljlgfche
conditions of affairs' In Pekln must be
awaited before any positive action can. be
taken by the governments wnose inter
ests have suffered as a result or the Chi
nese troubles.
"We are on the threshold of an en
tirely new condition of affairs; a new
aspect confronts us," said a well-informed
official of this Government tonight "The
efforts of the several governments dttr
ing the past few weeks have been de
voted to the rescue of the Legatloners
in- Pekln. Now that that has been ac
complished, the course of the govern
ments whose interests have been affected
Is for tho present one largely of conjec
ture." The presumption hero Is that the next
movo will be an agreement for an armis
tice. This may be undertaken by the
commanders of the Chinese Army and
those of the allies on the spot, where
the fighting, according to the latest re
ports from Pekln, appears still to be In
progress. This accompllsnea, the ques
tion of the withdrawal of the foreign
armies, the payment of indemnities and
many other problems may be left to com
missions .duly appointed to adjudicate
them. LI Hung Chang has already been
appointed a plenipotentiary by his gov
ernment to negotiate terms of peace, and
In this capacity he made an Ineffectual
attempt to stop the progress of the allies
In their march on Pekln. Whether Earl
LI will be continued in that capacity by
the Imperial Government Is not known
here, but such seems altogetherprobable,
as with his well-known ability and his
acquaintance with the world, he would
be able to make possibly better terms
than any other Chinaman.
There are 11 nations, pointed out the
same official, which have suffered as a
result of -the Chinese disturbances. All
will expect a settlement of damages,
which have resulted from the Boxer out
breaks, the murder of missionaries and
the destruction of legation property.
Spain is one of these, and, attnough she
has not participated In the relief expedi
tion, she has suffered alike with the
others, and will expect to be Indemni
fied for her losses.
It can be stated authoritatively that
up to this time there has been no ex
changes between the United States and
the other powers regardlngthe steps to be
taken In the future to tiring China to
terms for the losses that have been In
curred. The sole interest of the United
States up to this time has been the rescue
of the Legations, which Is now an ac
complished fact. Informal discussion has
taken place between the President and
his Cabinet as to what this Government
would do to secure reparation for losses,
but the conclusions reached are purely
tentative, and in no sense definite.
Another Battalion for China.
CINCINNATI, Aug. 19. The Third .-Battalion
of the Second Regiment Infantry,
525 officers '-and men, will leave ITort
Thomas tomorrow for San Francisco, via
Chicago, Colonel Corliss commanding.
From San Francisco they will sail for the
Orient, probably Chlna.
CANADA STARTS AGAIN.
Her Remarlcable Voyagre From Iffor
follc for Manila.
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 19, News was
received today from Australia that the
ship Canada had made another start on
her memorable voyage to Manila.
The Canada left Norfolk, Va., with a
load of coal for the United States war
ships In Manila Bay on August 27, 1899.
Approaching the Leeuwins, bad weather
was encountered, which was followed by
a dead calm. A waterspout came sailing
along and -took the mlzzenmast out of
the ship. Early in May of this year the
Canada put Into Melbourne, Australia, to
rent As soon as she docked the coal
was found to be on fire, and the vessel
had to be flooded. On May 23 the Canada
sailed once more. On June 26 she was
towed Into Freemantle. Australia, par
tially dismasted and In a generally dilap
idated condition.
AFTER THE DOWAG
Bruce's Report Indicates She
Is Still in Pekin
FOREIGN CONSULS THREATENED
Tsze Hsl An Must Be Respected by
the Troops Southern Mandarins
Approve Capture of Capital.
LONDON, Aug. 20, 4 A. M. Rear-Ad-miral
Bruce's report of the continuation
of the fighting in Pekln puts a more
serious aspect on tne uninese situation
than was generally expected here. It ap
pears effectually to dispose or all state-
LOGICAL SUCCESSOR TO
JOHN C. STUBBS.
John C. Stubbs, third vice-president of tho Southern Pacific Company, Is mentioned aB the
logical successor to the late President Huntington, of the Southern Pacific Mr. Stubbs has
been with this company alnco February 27. 1&&, though he previously had extensive expsri
enco with the Central Pacific, OUt Of Wblch4hft Southern Pacific grew, and Is widely known
ft as. ishrevrd, carefUI-and -conservative, railroad -man. -Fcr'anumber- of "yearshe' has beeir
, closely connected with tho moneyA Interests In New York, and is probably ta familiar with
the system from an operating: and financial standpoint as. waa Mr. Huntlnsrton. Mr. Stubbs
was born May 31, 1847, at Ashland. O., and entered the railway service in March. 1609. Un
til October, 1870, he was a cleric In the general freight office of the Pittsburg', Cincinnati &
St. Louis at Columbus, O. In tho latter part of. 1870 Mr. Stubbs went with the Central Pa
cific as chief clerk In the general freight office at Sacramento. From December 1, 1871. to
July 28, 1873, he was assistant general freight agent, and on the latter date was promoted to
the position of general freight agent. On May 5, 1SS2, ho took another step up the ladder,
and was made frelcht traffic manager for the road, which position he held until October 1,
1831. His success In the traffic department was so rreat that the management of the road
soon made him general trafflo manager of the entire system. His work attracted tho atten
tion of Mr. Huntington, and on February 27, 1885, he was Induced to go with the Southern
Pacific In the capacity of general traffic manager. Four years later, in December, 18S9, Mr.
v Stubbs was selected to fill the position he now holds, and from which he may still advance.
ments that the Empress Dowager had
fled, although cirucmstantlal accounts of
her departure continue to come from
Shanghai.
Despite defeat, the Chinese are appar
entlyresolved to make a desperate strug
gle, not only in their ancient capital, but'
also In other parts of the Empire. Chang
Chi Tung, Viceroy at ilankow, and Uu"
Kun Yi, Viceroy at Nankin, according to
advices from Shanghai, have threatened
the Consuls that If the person of the
Empress Dowager Is not respected they
will withdraw from their present friendly
attitude.
Another Shanghai dispatch announces
the death of Li Ping Hang, Cheng and
Chang Lul Lin in the fighting before Pe
kln. The Mandarins In the southern prov
inces, according to a dispatch to the Daily
Express from Hong Kong, have Issued an
important proclamation, recognizing the
capture of Pekln as a Just punishment
of reactionary officials and warning the
people not to interfere with the foreigners,
but also pointing out that the sole object
of the powers should be the punishment
of the-Boxers and then the restoration
of peace, confining, however, their opera
tions to the north.
Emperor Nicholas has wired to General
Unvltch, Commander of the Russian
troops in the Province of Pe Chi LI, con
gratulating him heartily upon the rapid
capture of Pekln and bestowing upon him
the third-class Order of St. George. The
Russian Emperor also thanks Vlce-Ad-mlral
Alexleff and the "heroic Siberian
troops."
General Grobokoff, Russian Commander
of the Amur Government, reports to the
Russian "War Office that Chlngan Pass
was captured August 16, after a bloody
battle, In which the Chinese suffered
heavily, losing four or five guns. The
Russian cavalry was in pursuit of tho
enemy. N . ,
The principal Russian papers, notably
the Novoe Vremya, commenting upon the
victory at Pekln, declares that Russia
should go no further In participating In
common armed Intervention, but should
lead their military action to the frontier
and the Manchurlan railroad.
REPORT FROM BRUCE.
Last Stand in China's Capital Dotv
ager Held There. i
LONDON, Aug. 19, 4:20 A. M. Rear-Ao"-mlral
Bruce cables to the Admiralty from
Che Foo, August 19, as follows:
"Am Informed on the authority of the
Japanese that street fighting still con
tinues in Pekln, part of which Is on fire.
"Yung Lu prevented the Empress from
'leaving, and a last stand is now being
made in the inner city, whlcn is sur
rounded by the allies and being bom
barded." Amur ICow a Russian River.
LONDON. Aug. 20. General Grodekoff
says the St. Petersburg correspondent of
the Times, telegraphs a remarKable fact,
which must be taken as a premonitory
notice of what is probably to follow. The
Russians have now conquered the right
bank of the Amur, which is therefore no
longer the frontier, but an Internal river
of the Russian Empire.
Prince Tunc Held the DowaRer.
ROME, Aug. 19. A dispatch from Taku,
ffin. nhe Foo. August 18, says:
"Fighting continues in the streets of
i'Tekin and the allies- have bombarded the
point that is still resisting. Prince Yung
prevented the departure of the Empress
Dowager."
3Tevr ChTranff Capture Confirmed.
BRUSSELS, Aug. 19. The Belgian For
eign Office has received tne following
from Tien Tsln, via Che JFoo and Shang
hai, August 18:
M. Ketels, Belgian. Vice-Consul, con
firms the report of the bombardment and
capture of New Chwang by the Russians.
BIGGEST AX PLANT BURNED
Property Valued at $SOO,OQOj Insured
for ?1C0,000.
ALEXANDRIA. Ind.. Aug. 19. The en
tire plant of the Kelly Ax Manufacturing
Company, valued at SSOO.000, was destroyed
by fire tonight It was the largest ax
factory In the world, employing 900 men
when running at full force.
The Insurance on the plant Is thought
to be 5450.000. The fire is thought to have
originated from an overheated boiler.
PRESIDENT HUNTINGTON
The fire was discovered by the watch
man, and the woodwonc between the
boilers and grindlng-room was ablaze.
The plant was thoroughly equipped with
an automatic sprinkler, but owing to the
steam in the boilers being so low it would
not work.
The great establishment was divided by
a railroad switch, and all of the buildings
on one side were burned. The burned
district Includes the forging, drop, grind
ers, polishers and pattern-makers' depart
ments. In addition to the buildings, ma
chinery and half of the finished stock,
5150,000 worth of manufactured goods were
destroyed.
Decoration for French Minister.
PARIS, Aug. 19. The Frencn Govern
ment has received from several sources
confirmation of the fall of Pekln and of
the safety of the "foreign Legations.
The order Commander of the Legion of
Honor has been bestowed upon M. Pi
chon, French Minister to China. Today
M. Dtlcasse, the Foreign Minister, vlslbfcl
M. Plchon's mother In Paris, announced
to her the safety of hir son and handed
to her the decoration for him.
SUMMARY OF IMPORTANT NEWS
China.
Attack on: the "Forbidden City" contln-
ues. Page 1.
Empress Dowager is reported to have
been detained, though Minister Wu
says she got away. Page 1. '
Viceroys threaten Consuls If Dowager be
not respected. Page 1.
Southern mandarins say capture of Pekln
was Just. Page 1.
Russia makes advances in the north.
PageL
Foreign.
More rebels are reported to havo suren
dered in Colombia. Page 2.
Lord Roberts issues a proclamation pre
scribing severe penalties for Boers who
violate their oaths. Page 2.
Domestic.
Powers Issued a statement. In which he
declares his innocence, and says he had
a political trial. Page 2.
There was an Impressive memorial eerv-
Ice for King Humbert In Washington.
Pace 2.
J0hn J. Ingalls left an estate valued at
5250,000. Page 2.
World's record for trotting team was
broken at Pittsburg. Page 2.
Roosevelt writes to General Palmer about
his Minneapolis speech. Page 2.
An express package with $25",000 disap
peared between Chicago and Burling
ton. Page 2.
Pacific Coast.
Will the opposition parties of Washington
effect fusion? Page 1.
Revival la coming' to an old mining dis
trict in Eastern Oregon. Page 3.
Building ie active in Boise, Idaho. Page 6.
Malheur County has a beautiful cave with
a deep lake. Page 3.
Commercial.
The Berlin bourse Is manifestly stronger.
Page 2.
Cuban trade makes an unfavorable show
ing for the island. Page 2.
Berlin recognizes New York as becoming
the World's banker. Page 2.
Local.
It Is reported that the O. R. & N. has se
cured the Ilwaco .Railroad. Page 12.
Portland man gives an, uncolored report
of the desperate situation at Nome.
Page 8.
CHANCES OF FUSION
Can the Bryanites Get To
gether in Washington?
IP NOT. REPUBLICANS ZASILY WIN
The Rogers and Favreett Fight Lli
ly to Result in Darlc Horsea
The Union Convention.
SEATTLE, Wash. Aug. 19. Tho iniretrt
guaranty of Republican success in the
Fall campaign, both tor tne state and
Presidential tickets. Is the dissensions
and bitter quarrels of the Fuslonl3ts, It
Is not meant by this statement that tho
Republican candidates are to have a
walkover. But they will have a walk
over If the silver parties fall to get to
gether In an effective and reasonably har
monious manner. The "forces topposed to
the Republican party" have the votes, or
rather they had the votes, in this stats
for every year between 1S90 and 189S. Tho
Republicans were a minority party In tha
elections of 1S92. 1S34 and 1S95. They won
In 1S3S against an Imperfect fusion. It 13
agreed by all that the fuslonlsts wen
defeated then by the stay-at-nome vote,
which numbered many thousands; but
whethef the stay-at-homes were Inspired
by an active desire to contribute to tha
disaster of tho allied Bryan parties, or
whether It was merely indifference and
want of interest, open3 up a question for
argument. Suffice It to gay that the Bry
anites believe that this large vote sym
pathizes with and will act with them on
many Issues, and can again be Drought to
tho polls In a Presidential year; while
the Republicans believe that they will be
able to hold all they gained between 1893
and 1S9S, and to secure many accessions
from the newcomers, and from those who
In the last election did not vote at all.
It Is always to be remembered that
Bryan carried Washington In 1S98 by mora
than 12,000 votes, and the Bryan parties
lost It in 1S9S by an average of 5000. Who
can say now whether the excitements and
revived prejudices of a Presidential year
will be more beneficial to Republicans or
the opposition in, lining up their respec
tive forces? The Fusionl3ts say, and ap
parently they think, that their only prob
lem Is to get out their vote. The fact
that Bryan Is candidate for" President
will do the rest. The Republicans say,
and undoubtedly they believe, that pros
perity and expansion will prove irresist
ible; that no one who voted the Republi
can ticket two years ago will fall to do
It again In 1900; and that many who did
not so vote then, and others who-did
not vote at all, will be In line in Novem
ber. ThVRebUcansave held their statt
convention and named theiir state ticket.
The Fuslonlsts are to follow suit at Seat
tle, Monday, August 27, and the Issue
will be made up, and a more thorough
survey of the situation can then be made.
Wo shall then know whether fusion 13
again a fact, or merely an unpleasant
memory. And, even It It Is a reality In
some form or other which Is likely we
may then be able to determine whether
It is loaded with powder and ball or with
a blank cartridge; and whether the man
behind tlje gun means business. The In
tricacies and vagaries of fusion politics
In this state no man can follow Intelli
gently. The hatreds of the Fusion lead
ers for one another are constant, con
sistent and well-founded, but they have
existed In the past in pretty much the
same degree, and yet have not prevented
a common working understanding, though
they have somewhat Interfered with Its
efficiency. Governor Rogers has Incurred
the opien-volced dlsesteem'or many a Pop
ulist leader. James Hamilton Lewis has
his Lee Hart. Tom Maloney does not
get along with Fish Commissioner Settle,
and H. J. Snlvely with nobody at all.
Yet all these men are powerful In their
way, and all will probably give more or
less active aid to silver success In No
vember. Tha throat-cutting 13 going on
now at a pretty lively rate. If It con
tinues after the Seattle convention, fare
well to all dreams of Bryan carrying
the state.
The sincere desire and undoubted pur
pose of the various Fusion statesmen la
to "knock" the other fellow. The follow
ers of Fawcett, for example, want first
to defeat Rogers, and, second, to nomi
nate Fawcett. The followers of Rogers
are animated by an exactly similar de
sire, the names being transposed. In or
der to prevent anybody that the other
fellow want3 from being nominated for
Governor, It Is planned now to apply tha
two-th!rd3 rule at the Seattle convention.
Originally the two-thircs scheme cama
from the anti-Rogers men. so that it
would kill off Rogers: now tho Rogers
faction say that It is satisfactory to
them. Their reason is that It will un
doubtedly ruin Fawcett. Whether tho
two-thirds rule will be adopted at Seat
tle Is not yet a certainty; but likely It
will be. It has been recommended y
the several Populist and Democratic con
ferences. The various state central com
mittees have called separate conventions
at Seattle, In the expectation that, after
convening separately, the three bodies
will unite. Doubtless the two-thirds rule
will be made a condition precedent to tho
formal union. The Populldts do not want
to incur the risk of being outvoted by
the Democrats, and vice versa.
Governor Rogers seems to have been, al
most uniformly successful In the conven
tions of Eastern Washington; and to havo
been only partly successful in Western
Washington. The complete dominance of
the Democratic party by Tom Maloney
a while back was a very serious menace
to Rogers renomlnatlon; but there ara
now indications that Maloney's power has
"been seriously shaken. Columbia Coun
ty, for example, declared for Rogers and
refused to send C. H. Goddard. secretary
of the Democratic Central Committee,
and Maloney's factotum, to the state con
vention. Whitman County, and even
Walla Walla, the habitat of the omnip
otent Dunphy, are for Rogers. Spokane
will probably be solid for the Governor.
Senator Turner Is in control there. His
alliance with the Governor is well known.
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