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VOL. XLIIL NO. 13,528.
PORTLAND, OREGON, TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 1904.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
PARKER ITS Mi
New York Democracy
Is Pledged to Him,
TAMMANY BADLY ROUTED
It Tries to Get Convention to
DEBATE HEATED AT ALL TIMES
Victors Become Liberal and Allow
Murphy Men to Name a Delegate-
at-Large--Great Jam at Place
riATTOIUX IX BIUET.
Delegates are Instructed to vote as a
unit for Judge Parker for President.
Reasonable revision of the tariff.
Chock on extravagance in public ex
penditures. Opposition to trusts.
Maintenance of state rights and homo
Impartial maintenance of the rights
of labor and capital.
No executivo encroachment on the
legislative or Judicial department.
Restoration of peace to the end that
business confidence mar be restored.
ALBANY, N. T., Asrll IS. The Demo
cratic State Convention for the election of
delegates to the National Convention se
lected the following delegates at large:
David B. Hill, of Albany; Edward
Murphy, Jr., of Troy; George Ehret, of
New York City, and James TV. RIdgeway,
of Brooklyn. As alternates It selected
C. N. Bulger, of Osweso; W. Caryl Ely,
cf Buffalo; C. H. Ackerman, of Broome,
and Francis Burton Harrison, of New
The delegates wore instructed, by a vote
of 301 to 149, for Judge Alton B. Parker
as the state's candidate for President.
Tammany was not treated as badly as
ad been jjrodicted, being allowed to
rarae a delpgate-at-large, Mr. Ehrct, end
an alternate, and one of the two electors-at-large,
Harry Payne "Whitney, the
other being John T. "Woodford.
The platform adopted is brief, and in
addition to instructing for Parker com
pels the delegation to vote as a unit.
Among the district Presidential electors
are Isador Straus, Robert B. Roosevelt,
Hugh J. Grant, Herman Bidder and John
The list of district delegates to the
National Convention Includes the follow
ing: Perry Belmont, P. H. McCarren, Martin
"W. Littleton, Controller Edward M. Grout,
James Shevlin, Congressman T. D. Sul
livan, Congressman Sulzer, Lewis Nixon,
Bird S. Coler, William McAdoo, TV.
Bourko Cockran, Robert A. Van "Wyck,
diaries F. Murphy, Franklin Bartlett,
Charles A. Towne, Thomas F. Grady,
Harry Payne-Whitney, Jefferson M. Levy,
Charles Dayton, Asa Bird Gardiner, Elliott
P. Danforth, George O. Raines and John
Politicians Early Astir.
Politicians were astir early and the
quarters of Tammany, of David B. Hill
and W. R. Hearst were busy spots.
At a meeting of the state committee
tiis morning ex-Senator Raines
-was chosen temporary and . permanent
chairman. When the roll of delegates
was about to be called in the committee,
S nator Grady, the Tammany represent
ative. mDved that all the contests be
noted. The secretary said he had no
notio of any contests, and Chairman
Campbell said it v.'as the custom to make
up the roll of delegates from the lists pre
sented by the various committeemen. Vir
tually, he ruled that the contests would
be only noted when filed with the commit
tee. The meeting of the committee was most
heated throughout. Senator Grady taking
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a large part. Senator Grady declared
It was perfectly apparent that there was
an attempt to prove to the publlc that
those in control of the committee are in
perfect unanimity. They were about to In
struct for a certain man, and they were
going to trample on every man who op
posed them. The Senator warned his
hearers that the result would be a repeti
tion of the tactics that left the party
without an organization In the state. In
conclusion, he said:
"Don't let it go out that this is a man
ipulated convention, and that wo are
forced to do the wishes of a man who
carries the votes In his pocket."
Great confusion resulted from orders
which had been given to keep the
doors closed until the last moment. The
result was that when the doors were
opened at three minutes before 2 o'clock,
the crowd burst In with a yell and a rush.
In three minutes the top gallery -was
filled with a stamping and shouting mass
of men and boys. In the galleries were
a number of Hearst banners, and a run
ning fire of shouts and comments was
maintained by the gallery crowd.
The crush before the doors and the hall
was tremendous. The aisles were filled
with a scrambling crowd, demanding seats
at the ratio of about three persons to
one seat. The police were all but help
less. Hats were smashed, clothing torn,
face9 scratched and feet trampled in the
Speech of Chairman.
Order finally "was secured and ex
State Senator George Raines, of Modoc
County, was introduced as chairman, and
he delivered a speech to the convention.
Mr. Raines denounced the Republican
party In its administration of both state
and National affairs and its policies, de
claring there was a feeling of unrest
among business men, a lack of confidence
in the judgment and level-headed conserv
atism of the National Administration. In
the coming campaign, ho said, the Demo
crats of New York desire to act In ac
cord with the rest of the Democrats of
"We have no particular tenets to put
fortti." he declared, "no isolated Ideas to
frame as New York ideas, and no single
war cry for this campaign. We do be
lieve, however, that no party policy should
be Insisted on which reserves a place In
our platform for the campaign upon which
the party is not substantially united."
Without mentioning his candidate by
name the speaker said that from the
Valley of the Hudson arose "one whose
Democracy has never been Questioned,
-whose popularity Is well tested, -whose
fairness, impartiality and learning have
already attracted the attention of the
conservative business men of the country
and has conferred renown upon the high
est court of your state."
After the roll call, the matter of con
tested seats were referred to a committee
and recess was taken until evening. When
the doors opened at 6:45 P. M. there was
a rush that swept before it ushers, door
tenders and police. The word had gone
forth that there would be a fight on the
floor of the convention and within a few
minutes the balcony, gallery and stage
were jammed. The police ejected hun
dreds of persons who had occupied the
It was not until 9 o'clock that fhn in
vention was called to order. Senator Mc
Carren presented the report of the com
mittee on platform as follows:
"The Democrats, in rnwfnr liir
pledge of fidelity to the essential prin
ciples or jeixersoman jjemocracy, as re
peatedly enunciated in our National and
state platforms, make these further dec
larations on the National Issues of the
hour, reserving an expression on state
Issues until the Fall convention when state
candidates are to be nominated.
"First This is a Government of laws,
not of men; one for Presidents, Cabinets
and people; no usurpation; no executive
encroachment on the legislative or judicial
"Second We must keep Inviolate the
pledges of our treaties; we must renew
and reinvlgorato within ourselves that
respect for law and that lo'e of liberty
and of peace which the spirit of military
domination tends inevitably to weaken
"Third Unsteady National policies and
a restless spirit of adventure engender
alarms that check our commercial
growth. Let us have peace to. the end
that business confidence may bo restored,
and that our people may again In tran
quillity enjoy the gains of their toIL
"Fourth Corporations chartered by the
state must be subject to Just regulation
by the state in the interest of the people;
taxation for public purposes only; no
Government partnership with protected
"Fifth-Opposition to trusts and com
binations that oppress the people and
stifle Industrial competition.
"Sixth A check on extravagance in
public expenditures, that the burden of
the people's taxes may be lightened.
"Seventh Reasonable revision of the
tariff; needless duties on Imported raw
materials weigh heavily on the manufac
turer, are a menace to the American
wage-earner, and by increasing the cost
of production shut out our products from
the foreign markets.
"Eighth The maintenance of state
rights and home rule; no centralization.
"Ninth Honesty in the public service;
(Concluded on Pace Three.)
NG Hi no
Without a Rival
House Votes for Seattle
as His Headquarters.
CONGRESSMEN OPPOSE IT
Try to Keep Custom Head
quarters at Port Townsend.
PAYNE SWAYS SENTIMENT
Ankeny and Foster Both Against the
Change, but as Tfiey Are Not
Speakers, Can Hardly Talk
the Bill to Death.
OREGONIAN NEW BUREAU, Wash
ington, April IS. By reason of his in
fluence as Republican leader on the
floor. Representative Payne was able
today to force through the House, over
the protest of Representatives Jones
and Cushman, a bill entirely local to the
State of "Washington, and ono which is
not asked for by any man in the state
save Collector of Customs Ide. Tho bill
was drafted by the Treasury Depart
ment, Introduced by Payne, " after re
fusal of any member of the "Washing
ton delegation to approve it, and
through Payne's Influence was reported.
It authorizes tho removal of the Puget
Sound Customs headquarters from Port
Townsend to Seattle, increases tho sal
ary of the Deputy Collector at Tacoma
to 52500 and extends the privileges of
immediate transportation to the sub
ports of Spokane, Sumas, Blaine, North
port, Danville and Belllngham.
The Washington delegation favors the
last two provisions of the bill, but op
poses transfer of headquartors. Cush
man and Jones took occasion on the
floor today to insist that there was no
local demand for the bill, and that it
was purely a department measure
which was of no benefit to tho Govern
ment. The truth Is, Collector Ide is behind
the bill, and on his request the depart
ment recommended the legislation. Ido
wants to get away from Port Town
send and locate In Seattle, and from
indications today he may succeed. It is
within the power of the Washington
Senators, If they will debate the bill,
to prevent Its passage through the Sen
ate, for they both disapprove of tho
transfer provision, but as neither Sen
ator is a speaker, and as some Senate
leaders, including Chairman Aldrich, of
tho committee which will consider the
bill, are in favor of It, it may be forced
through, notwithstanding the protest of
Foster and Ankeny.
WILL REPORT PORTLAND BILL
Senate Committee Favors Establish
ment of Assay Office.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash-
CONTENTS OF TODAY'S PAPER
New Tort State Democratic Convention in
lnstructs for Parker. Page 1.
Pennsylvania Democratic Convention today
will refuse to Instruct for President. Page 3.
Czar orders Baltic fleet to be ready to proceed
to Far East by July 15. Page 1.
Japanese are fast preparing to force the Yalu.
Japanese superiority on water gives them ex
cellent opportunity to advance on Llao
Yang or cut off Port Arthur. Page 1.
Russian sketch of agreement Czar would make
with Britain to gain outlet to the sea.
House passes bill to change Washington cus
toms headcniartera from Port Townsend to
Seattle despite protests of Congressmen.
Cannon rolls the Democrats by refusing to
recognize Democrat who wishes to speak
on amendment to deficiency appropriation
bill, which is passed. Page 2.
Nelson, in language more expressive than elo
quent, urges the Senate to provide wagon
roads for Alaska. Page 12.
Neiderraler, the Chicago car-barn bandit,
makes two desperato attempts to end his
life. Page 3.
New Jersey judge holds the plan to dissolve
the Northern Securities Company equitable.
First baseball game in Portland to be played
tomorrow. Page 3.
Morrison-street bridge case decided In favor of
the city. Page 4.
Other Supreme Court decisions. Page 4.
Incendiary fire at Eugene. Page 4.
Light run of fish In Lower Columbia. Page 4.
Ore smelting by electricity practicable. Page 4.
1'ortland ana Vicinity.
Hearst men will fight for control of Demo
cratic State Convention and for Instruction
for their candidate; bitter contest promised.
East Side berrygrowers combine to maintain
prices. Pace 8.
Merchants ask Traffic Director Stubbs not to
concede demands of Spokane. Page 14.
Consolidation of traffic offices or Harrlman
lines to be made by Mr. Stubbs. Page 14.
Call issued for American Mining Congress to
be held at Portland. Page 9.
Morrison bridge closed to all except street-car
traffic for eight months. Page 8.
Suit lnolv!ng $6,500,000 filed in Federal Court.
Death of Louis F. Barln. Page 14.
Commercial and Marine.
Unsatisfactory condition of local butter mar
ket. Page 13.
"Wheat higher at Chicago on crop damage.
at Xcw York.
firm at San Francisco.
Freshet cuts new channel at Columbia River
bar. Page 9.
Ington, April 18. Senator Mitchell re
ceived assurance today from Senator
Aldrich, chairman of the commlttco on
finance, that a favorable report would
be made tomorrow on his bill establish
ing an assay office at Portland. If the
bill Is reported, there Is a chance of se
curing Its passago through the Senate
this session, but, owing to the approach
of adjournment, there is little hope of
getting the bill through the House this
session. In tho last Congress, the House
committee was partial to the bill estab
lishing' an assay offlco at Baker City,
and rejected the Portland bill, but as
the entire Oregon delegation now ad
vocates tho -Portland bill, it is assured
that if an assay offlco Is established In
Oregon it will be located at Portland.
WILL BE INVITED TO '05 FAIR
Hay Will Ask Foreign Countries at
St. Louis to Transfer Exhibits.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington, April 18. Tho foreign countries
represented at the St. Louis Fair will be
Invited by the Government to transfer
their exhibits to the Lewis and Clark Ex
position. At the request of Senator Ful
ton, President Roosevelt today requested
Secretary of State Hay to forward the in
vitations. They will be dispatched on the
opening of the Missouri Exposition.
COLUMBIA MAY GET MONEY.
Mitchell Secures Adoption of Amend
ment to Appropriation Bill.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington, April 18. The Senate today adopt
ed an amendment of Senator Mitchell to
the emergency appropriation bill by which
the Senator expects to have $100,000 al
lotted for continuing the improvement at
the mouth of the Columbia River, and a
like amount for tho river below Portland.
Spokane Appropriations Stricken Out
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington, April 18. The conference commit
tee today eliminated from tho military
appropriation bill tho appropriation of
$00,000 for a bridge across tho Spokane
River at Spokane. The committee also
struck out the appropriation for tho Val-dez-Eaglo
City -wagon road in Alaska,
but allowed $25,000 for surveys.
More Money for Crater Lake Roads.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington, April IS. Senator Fulton today
secured an amendment to tho sundry civil
bill increasing- tho appropriation for roads
in Crater Lake National Park from $2000
SHOCK WATTES Q.TJEEN HI.
She Has Been Confined to Her Bed
Since Battleship Went Down.
LONDON, April 18. Tho Dally News
prints, a dispatch from St. Petersburg
stating- that the blowing- up of the bat
tleship Petropavlovsk In Admiral Togo's
eighth attack on Port Arthur has so
greatly affected the Czarina, who Is in
delicate health, that she has been con
fined to her bed since the first news of
Czarina Suffers From Influenza.
ST. PETERSBURG. April 18. The Em
press is suffering from influenza, which is
almost epidemic here.
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CONVENTION TO BE HOT
Contest Will Begin Over Tem
WHITE LEADS OPPOSITION
Head of Committee Will Defend Its
Authority and Resist Instructions
for Hearst-He May Spring ,
Hearst managers declared war on the
Democratic Stato Central Committee last
night and resolved to seize tho organiza
tion of tho State Convention this morn
ing. Their object is to pledge Oregon's
National delegates to their candidate.
Leaders of the State Committee will re
sist the Hearst plans and will call to
their aid those in the convention who are
opposed to Hearst's candidacy, and others
who, though friendly to the yellow editor,
desire Oregon's delegates to go to St.
Louis pledged to no candidate for the
Tho first battle will break forth this
morning- over organization of the con
vention. The Central Committee yes
terday decided to recommend R. M.
Veatch, of Cottage Grove, for temporary
chairman, and R. B. .Montague, of Albany,
for temporary secretary. But last night
the Hearst people resolved In caucus to
support Robert Smith, of Josephine
County, for temporary chairman, and J.
B. Lathrop, of Portland, for secretary.
The trouble was precipitated by the ar
rival last evening; from California of M.
F. Tarpey, Hearst's Pacific Coast man
ager. Ud to that time tho TTpnrsf hnmr.
had been on the wane. Tarpev at once
took hold with vlror villl the arimir,-,
of his candidate into caucus on the second
lioor or The Oreconlan buildincr mimni
enthusiasm Into them and carried through
nis programme. Ho was aided by B. D
Murphy and L. H. Mooser, who came
from California several wtrn .
boom Hearst, and by a number of local
White Will Fight to Finish.
Sam White, chairman of the State Cen
tral Committee, resents the intrusion of
tho California visitors Into the conven
tion. Ho and his followers were taken
by surprise last night. At once they
mustered their cohorts and drew up their
lines for battle. They will fight Hearst
to a standstill. On White's side are
nrrayed Governor Chamberlain, most of
the Multnomah delegates and many party
leaders throughout the state.
The convention unquestionably will con
tain many admirers of Hearst; Indeed, his
friends will be the majority. Tarpey
perceived this at once and decided to take
advantage of it by organizing- tho con
vention. May Spring Chamberlain.
But this sentiment in the convention
does not necessarily indicate that Hearst
can get an Instructed delegation. Many
of his friends will balk when hi3 friends
attempt to drive them to that end. Gov
ernor Chamberlain, Sam Whito and mem
bers of the Central Committee wield a
potent Influence when they say that Ore
gon's National delegates should be free to
act In accordance with their best judg
ment In the nomination of the Presidential
The anti-Hearst strategists may explode
a mine under their rivals by introducing a
resolution to instruct the National dele
gates to strive for the nomination of
Governor Chamberlain for Vice-President.
In that case, the delegates would probably
not be tied up to any candidate for Presi
dent. Hearst managers were quite right In
perceiving that the Central Committee
stood in their way. Yesterday tho senti
ment of the committee was overwhelm
ingly against Hearst instructions. That
sentiment did not, however, find formal
When Sam White learned of what the
Hearst people had, done he grew highly
Indignant and posted off hot-foot to see
Tarpey, Murphy and Mooser in Port
land Hotel. The interview that followed
was warm and exciting. It lasted until
nearly 2 o'clock this morning. Just what
took place could not be exactly ascer
tained, but the outcome was satisfactory
to neither side. The visitors from Cali
fornia were informed that they must de
sist from their purpose of fighting the
Central Committee else their candidate
wt ? fare badly ,n the convention.
It's a most high-handed outrageous
proceeding," declared one of the com
mittee this morning. "Do you think the
central committee will tolerate the in
terference of those California men in this
state? Do you think outsiders can come
Into this state, depose the central com
mittee and run the party themselves?
Are we children to yield or men to re
sist? If those fellows continue their de
sign to overturn the organization In Ore
gon they will get a taste of fighting such
as they won't soon forget"
The Hearst people are, however, playing
the best game to win an Instructed dele
gation. It will be a large gain in their
favor to organize the convention and ap
point their own commfttee on resolutions
They realize that they will be badly han
dicapped it the Central Committee can put
its programme Into operation.
W. R. Bilyeu Is the candidate of the
Central Committee for permanent chair
man. The Hearst leaders will probably
continue Robert Smith as permanent
chairman should they organize the convention.
PROCEEDINGS IN CAUCUS.
Hearst Men Poll Their Strength and
Decide to Fight for Organization.
Tho Hearst caucus had a pretty good
sprinkling from most of the counties. The
delegates were first regaled with some
oratory by M. F. Tarpey, Hearst's Cali
fornia emissary, who pointed out what a
wise and proper thing it would be to In
struct the delegates to the National Con
vention for the yellow Journalist His
tones ware honeyed, his words came read
ily and he charmed the delegates so that
he threw a spell over them.
Then the roll of the counties was called
and ono from each told how the delega
tion from his" county stood on the question
of Instructions. Colonel R. A. Miller, for
Clackamas, said that the majority of the
country districts were for Hearst, but
that Oregon City was probably opposed,
and another delegate supplemented his in
formation by saying that a resolution for
Instructions had Deen voted down at the
County Convention. Coos was unlnstruct-
I (Concluded on Page 12.)
Czar Gives Rush Orders
WILL START BY JULY 1 5
Naval Strength in The Far
East Demands Increase.
P0RTARTHUR MAY BE CUT OFF
Superiority of the Japanese on Water
Gives Them Excellent Oppor
tunity to Operate
THE BALTIC SQUADRON.
Class, ment. Snd.
Borodino ...B. S. 13.3Gtl
urei B. S. 13.oG0
Alexander HI B. S. 13.r6G
Slava B. S. 13.360
Knlaz Suaroft B. S. 13.5t!0
Naiarln U.S. 10.000
aisoi veiucy U.S.
Parvlat Azova B.C.
Vladimir Monomakh.A. C.
Admiral NakhlmofC.B. C.
Nikolai I A. C.
Alexander II A. C.
Oby p. c.
Vltlar P. C.
Admiral KornllofT....P. C.
Almaz P. C.
Svretlana P. C.
B S. Battleships.
B. C Belted cruiser.
A. C. Armored cruiser.
P. C Protected cruiser.
In addition to these ships the battle
ship Oslabya, the armored cruiser
Dlmltrl Donskoi and the protected
cruleer Aurora, now In the Mediter
ranean, will be available.
PARIS. April 19. "The Emperor, in re
ceiving a visit from High Admiral Duke
Alexis today," says the St. Petersburg
correspondent of the Echo de Paris, "In
formed him that he desired the Baltic
fleet to be ready to start July 15. Orders
accordingly have been sent to Cronstadt
to hasten the preparation of Its fleet for
sailing on the date mentioned under
Rear-Admiral Rojestvenskl. unless an
other Admiral, of whom there has been
much talk, shall be selected.
"Vice-Admiral Doubassoff declined the
command of the Black Sea fleet. It is
probable that Admiral Chukin, director of
the Naval Academy, will be appointed."
MAY CUT OFF PORT ARTHUR.
Superiority of Fleet Gives the Jap
anese an Excellent Opportunity.
ST. PETERSBURG, April IS. St. Peters
burg Is flooded with rumors from all di
rections regarding the plans of the Jap
anese, now that the Russian fleet at Port
Arthur Is unable longer to menace their
The Associated Press In a dispatch from
Port Arthur, Sunday last, gave 20 as the
number of Japanese transports reported
as having been seen steaming In the di
rection of YInkow, the seaport of NIu
Chwang. Officials of the general staff,
while having no Information in this re
spect, would not be surprised If the num
ber should turn out to be correct, or even
that a larger number Is steaming there.
Vice-Admiral Togo's immense superior
ity enables him to hold the Russian squad
ron In Port Arthur and Japanese trans
ports, therefore, can safely pass through
the Straits of Pechill and attempt to land
at the head of the Gulf of Llao Tung,
under the guns of the warships, as did
General Shaftcr's army at Daiquiri, Cuba.
Should this succeed, the Japanese will be
In an excellent position to execute a flank
movement on Llao Tang, or cut off Port
Gerenal Kouropatkln recently inspected
Nlu Chwang. He disposed a strong force
to contest a Japanese move at that point
and If such a move Is made. It Is be
lieved he will be able to check it.
PREPARING TO FORCE YALU.
Japanese Will Land a Second Army
SHANGHAI, April IS, Noon. Authentic
advices from Seoul dated April 12, de
clare the Japanese are In complete control
of Corea, and that the Russian
scouting parties .have retired across
the Yalu River before tho Japa
nese, who occupied Wiju practically
without resistance. The Japanese army
Is divided Into two forces, one for ex
peditionary purposes and the other for
occupation. The former, numbering 45.
000, is advancing to the Yalu and the
latter, consisting of 15.000 reserves, is
making far-sighted communication ar
rangements with headquarters at Seoul,
where there Is a garrison of 4000. The
headquarters of the transport service is
Railroad building and road grading 1
progressing rapidly. The fortification of
Kojedo Island, at the mouth of Ar.-nm
pho harbor, which protects the southern
terminus of overland communication, also
guards the passage of Vladivostok and
Port Arthur through Broughton Strait.
Forty transports off Halju are supposed
to have landed part of their forces at
Takushan, and It is the evident Intention
to disembark a second army at Yon
gampo preparatory to forcing the Yalu.
RUSSIANS OCCUPY TOWN.
They Try In Vain to Draw an Attack
From Japanese on Yalu.
SEOUL. April IS. The Commissioner
of Customs at Gcnsan reports that a
strong force, the number of which-Is not
known, is advancing on tho great south
road following the inland coast of the
province of South Hamgyung. The Rus
sians passed to the rear of Sungjln,
which was occupied by a scouting par
ty. The main body occupied Pcukchy
ong. 80 miles north of Gensan, on April
18. The flanks and rear were exposed
with the evident Intention of drawing a
Japanese attack from the Yalu.