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THP. MORNING OKEGONIAN, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 190
BLOW TO HEARST!
Convention Refuses to Instruct
BLUNDERS OF ' HIS MErf
Oregon Democrats Leave Their Dele
gates Free-Fierce Fight as a
(Continued from First Page.)
take possession of the convention against
its will. They were called off at an early
hour yesterday morning by a promise
from the committee that a Hearst reso
lution would be allowed to go before the
convention on Its merits. Then the com
mittee set Its machinery to work against
This drastic Hearst policy was insti
tuted by W. TP. Tarpey, who arrived the
night before the convention and resolved
to carry things with his own hand. He
acted contrary to the advice of B. D. Mur-
phy and L. H. Mooser, who had been
camping on the ground a long time. But
for them he would have adhered to his
purpose of fighting the central committee.
The outcome of that policy would inev
itably have been a still more crushing
defeat, because the convention would sure
ly have rallied to the support of the cen
tral committee against the designs of a
stranger from California, And thafs
what it did anyhow.
Thus the promoters of the Hearst boom,
relying stoutly on the popularity of their
candidate, arrayed the party leaders
against him and the party leaders com
passed his defeat. First, the visitors
failed to keep clear of factional jealous
ies in tnls county, and second, they tried
to upset the State Central Committee.
The two errors together were fatal. The
Hearst game was in the cards, but is
was poorly played.
Hearst Emissaries Explain.
B. D. Murphy, when asked to explain
Dr. Henderson, of Clateop, Whose Motion
Brought the Question to a Vote.
the fiasco last night, replied resignedly,
and perhaps evasively:
"I can tell you about the climate and
productivity of Oregon. But I know ab
solutely nothing about its politics or pol
iticians. Good night."
And I H. Mooser had this to say:
"Most Democrats of Oregon fully 75
per cent want Hearst nominated. Fully
75 per cent of that convention wanted
him nominated. But the party leaders
defeated him. Thafs all there is to say."
The desperate tactics which Tarpey re
solved to follow, or perhaps the supreme
confidence with which he viewed the sit
uation, is evidenced by the fact that he
could have secured from the convention
a resolution "to request'. the National
delegates to support Hearst. The party
leaders would not stand for a stronger
verb than "request," and even offered
to let that verb go through in a resolu
tion. But "nay" said the obdurate Tar
ply. "No request for me; instruct."
"Was the word-slinging contest in the
.onvention nerve wracking? Yes, for
THE DEMOCRATIC TICKET.
Supreme Judge, Thomas O'Day,
Congressman from Second District,
J. E. Simmons.
Congressman from First District,
Robert M. Veatch, Lane.
Dairy and Food Commissioner, S.
Presidential electors. John A. Jeff
rey, Marlon; T. H. Crawford, Union;
TV. B. Dlller. Columbia, and J. H.
For Joint Senator from Lane, Doug
las and Josephine. Lark Bllyeu.
For Joint Senator from Union and
"Wallow a, "VST. F. Hunter.
For Joint Representative from Polk
and Lincoln, A B. Clark.
For Joint Senator from Sherman,
Gilliam and Wheeler, W. L. "Wilcox;
for Joint Representatives from same,
C F. Fulton and Eugene Looney.
For Joint Senator from Multnomah.
Washington and Columbia, J. T. Mll
ner; for Joint Representatl c from
Multnomah and Clackamas, J. E.
For Joint Representative of Yam
hill and Tillamook. C W. Talmago.
For Joint RepresentaU e of Morrow
and Umatilla, F. B. Holbrook.
For Joint Senator from Yamhill,
Tillamook and Lincoln. Dr. E. E.
For Joint Representative for Jack
son and Douglas, W. L. Bridges.
For Joint Rcpresentatl es for Grant,
Crook, Klamath and Lake, J. B. Grif
fith and J. A. Taylor, For Joint Sen
ator from, same counties, W. A Booth.
For Joint Senator for Union and
Wallowa, Byron Miller.
First Judicial District For Circuit
Judges, J. R. Nell and William S.
Crowell; for District Attorney, A E.
Reamcs and W. J. Moore.
Second Judicial District For Circul1'
Judge, J. W. Hamilton; tor District
Attorney, L. M. Trails.
Third Judicial District For Circuit
Judges, R. P. Boise and William Gal
loway; for District Attorney, J. J.
Fourth Judicial District For Circuit
Judges, G. W. Allen for No. 1, and R.
CNelll for No. 3; for District Attor
ney, John Manning.
Sixth Judicial District For District
Attorney, J. XI. Raley.
Seventh Judicial District For Cir
cuit Judge, W. L. Bradshaw; for Dis
trict Attorney, Daniel Smythe.
Eighth Judicial District For Dis
trict Attorney, Samuel White.
Ninth Judicial District For Circuit
Judge. Morton B. Clifford; for District
Attorney, Everett Hicks.
didn't the orators declaim as If all crea
tion had paused to hear their voices,
and shake their fists and jump up and
down? And when the fight was over
didn't Lark Bllyeu, of. Lane, who had
mocked the antl speakers with groans
and sneers, shout gloomily, "We want to
go home now?" And weren't the dis
comfited boomers the most testy set of
gentlemen in seven states7
ORGANIZED WITHOUT A CLASH
R. G. Smith Withdraws In Favor of
vR. M. Veatch for Chairman.
Slow to begin their labors were the
patriots In the morning. They droned In
the convention hall and spit on the floor
and looked sleepy, for they had been up
late the night before.
While they waited several crashes an
nounced that Mother Earth had tried to
draw several gentlemen to her bosom.
Unable to withstand the force of her
affection, chairs had collapsed. The vic
tims rubbed the abralsed sections of their
anatomy and waited impatiently for Sam
White, chairman of the State Central
Committee, to call them to order.
"Oh, Sam White," they cried, as that
high mightiness clambered up the plat
form about 10:30 o'clock. "Sam White!"
and the brethren waved their arms. But
it was a lalse alarm, for Samuel's ar
rangements weren t yet complete. Down
he climbed again to whisper in the
ears of several trusted servants. Pres
ently coming back, Sam'l swept to the
front of the stage, his split coattails
trailing behind like the tall of a comet.
A lull and then silence.
"Gentlemen," began Sam'l softly, where
at everybody felt flattered Indeed. "I see
before me the intelligence of the Demo
cratic party," and the stalwarts shook
the building with their praise. "Gentle
men," resumed Captain White, and the
specimens of God's handiwork arrayed
before him opened their ears for more
tickling flattery, "we have much to con
gratulate ourselves upon."
This last utterance fell as a chill at
first, but the patriots by stamping their
feet and cheering in a moment warmed
up. As they doubted the "much," Mr.
White proceeded to explain that they
had elected a noble gentleman, "whose
politics are so pure and whose intelll-
mil tr ill r "ThW
Temporary Chairman B. M. Veatch,
none other than Robert G. Smith himself,
who was the candidate of the Hearst
boomers for helmsman of the convention,
but who had been pulled off by his peo
ple at the last minute.
Many delegates cheered. They saw that
the dove of peace had found a . perch.
And Smith's motion went through with a
Up to the platform stalked Veatch,
escorted by Smith and by 'J. P. Lovitt,
of Clackamas. Sam White, with much
unction. Introduced him to the assembled
mighties. Mr. Veatch Just as ceremoni
ously assured the brethren of "my deep
est and profoundest thanks from the Inner
recesses of my soul.
"I hope," said he prayerfully, "that we
may be so Democratic, so harmonious,
so honest, that our Republican friends who
make slates will be ashamed."
Several big Republicans in the hall
really looked ashamed, and to save them
further embarrassment the convention
took a recess while the chair named
the committees. The committees, as sug
gested by Robert Smith, of Josephine, and
appointed by the chair, were:
Credentials B. Daly, of Lake; C E.
Redfleld, Morrow; L B. Bowen, Baker;
O. P. Coshow, Douglas; C. H. Conkey,
Rules and order of business J. A. Jeffry,
of Marlon: W. L. Brewster, Multnomah;
J. F. Stewart, Lincoln; D. TV. Sears,
Platform and resolutions R. G. Smith,
of Josephine; Dexter Rice, Douglas; Eu
gene Palmer, Linn; W. A. Munly, Mult
nomah; J. M. Wall, Washington; J. P.
Shaw, Wasco; TV. F. Matlock, Umatilla;
E. A. McDanlel, Baker; George F. Ward,
The recess ended, the delegates heard
their stomachs grumbling. So they ad
journed until 2 P. M. so that all might
fill up on fuel for the afternoon's oratory.
HEARST RESOLUTION LOST.
After Fiery Debate, Indorsement Is
Turned Down, 151 to 115.
The afternoon session was called to or
der at 2:20 o'clock by Temporary Chair
man Veatch, and the report of the com
mittee on permanent organization and
order of business was read. L. M. Travis,
of Lane, was appointed reading clerk,
and after the order of business as out
lined by the committee had been adopted,
the report of the committee on creden
tials was laid before the convention. The
rollcali of delegates was followed by a,
motion empowering any county delega
tion to cast the vote of absent members
In cases where the absentees were not
represented by proxy.
On motion of M. A- Miller, of Linn, the
convention unanimously chose TV. R. Bll
yeu, of Linn Counts, as permanent chair
man. Mr. Bllyeu thanked the convention
for the honor, promised them that he
would treat everybody fairly, and be
sought the delegates to bear In mind that
the Presidential candidate to be chosen
at St Louis In July must be a man who
had served beneath the party banner In
the last two campaigns. Every ear was
cocked to catch a hint of whom Mr. Bll
yeu might have In mind, but the chair
man never got more definite.
Proceeding to tho selection of a per
manent secretary, William Gatens moved
that C. L. Reames. the temporary secre
tary, should be made the permanent of
ficer. Tho motion carried and similar ac
tion was taken in regard to tho assistant
secretary and reading cleric R. TV. Mont
ague, of Multnomah, had been selected
by the railroads as the man who should
certify the delegates' credentials In or
der that they might obtain a reduced
fare back to their homes. In order that
he might have an official position, he was
MEMBERS OF CENTRAL COM
MITTEE. J. B. Rogers, Baker.
C. J. Trcnchard, Clatsop.
C Y. Lowe, Coos.
F. G. Mlcelll. Douglas.
J. F. Clink, Grant.
E. B. Dufur, Jackson.
George T. Baldwin. Klamath.
Lark BUjeu. Lane.
M. A Miller. Linn.
W. H. Holmes, Marlon.
J. B. Ryan, Multnomah.
Frank Fulton, Sherman.
J. W. Maloney, Umatilla.
Robert Johnson, Benton.
Luther Clark. Columbia.
W. C Cargleton, Crook..
Edward Dunn, Gilliam.
Carlton Biggs, Harner.
J. O. Booth, Josephine.
S. P. Moss, Lake.
John Loomls. Lincoln.
E. H. Test, Malheur.
Henry Blackman, Morrow.
George W. Myers, Polk.
B. O. Snuffer, Tillamook.
B. F. Wilson, Union.
L. E. Morse, Wasco.
Mr. Curtain, Wheeler.
J. N. Wall, Washington.
R. N. Snell. Yamhill.
made second assistant secretary, an en
tirely honorary job.
The convention then decided, without
argument, that the voting should be by
call of the counties, instead of by secret
ballot. The report of the committee on
platform and resolutions was read by R.
G. Smith, of Josephine, and was adopted
amidst prolonged cheering.
Mr. Smith then stepped quietly off the
platform, asked permission of the chair
man to speak for a moment, said he had a
matter which he thought should be Intro
duced at this stago of the convention, and
handed a little paper to the reading clerk.
"I offer this as a resolution," said Mr.
Smith. "I will let the clerk read It."
The little piece of paper was a resolu
tion that the Oregon delegates to tho
National Convention should be instructed
for Hearst, and, thus the long-expected
dynamite bomb was flung Into the ex
"Be it resolved." read the clerk, "that our
delegates to the Democratic National Conven-
DEMOCRATIC PLATFORM DENOUNCES TRUSTS
W. S. McFadden and E. D. Kelly, Against
and For the Resolution.
gence so eminent that the people of Ore
gon chose him for their Governor."
The convention let loose Its enthusiasm
In a mighty voice. Samuel calmed It with
a wave of his hand and said:
"I hope that nothing but wisdom, pure
Democratic wisdom, will pervade our de
liberations today. I appeal to you, gen
tlemen, let there be no discord."
Arrived at this delicate stage of tho
proceedings, the chair firmly announced
that the "organization" had presented for
temporary chairman R. M Veatch, of
Lane; for temporary secretary, R. B.
Montague, of Linn, and for assistant sec
retary C. L. Reames, of Jackson.
At once the brethren sniffed for trou
ble. They waited, but trouble broke not
forth. They looked for Robert G. Smith,
of Josephine, who had been chosen tho
night before, in Hearst caucus, for chair
man. But they didn't know where he sat.
Then a voice from one shle of the hall
made Itself heard. Necks stretched to be
hold the owner of the accents. The voice
was loud. It came from a slender patriot,
smooth shaven, of slight build. Tho voice
moved that Veatch, Montague and
Reames be duly installed In office. It
sounded from beneath the Josephine
standard. It came from the throat of
The Democrats of Oregon, In the State Convention assembled, believ
ing that in 'the present more than at any time in the past, the people
should insist upon a return to the principle of Democracy as enunciated,
by its founder, Thomas Jefferson, of "equal rights to all and special
prlvlleves to none," and present these reasons for such opinion.
Tho Republican party, entrenched behind the corporations and trusts
of this countrj', not only refuses to abide by the will of the people, but at
tempts to nullify and destroy the laws enacted In the past for the pro
tection of popular government and the privileges Incident ereto. Wo
insist that but a casual reading of the history of the past, and obser
vation of the present conditions should convince the people that the
Democratic party is the shield and buckler that must protect popular
government from tho fires of Radicalism on tho one side and the grasp
ing greed of the money power upon the other. The keystone of Republican
power is what they call "Protection," which we denounce, as now ad
ministered, to be a fraud upon and a robbery of tho people by the trusts
and tariff magnates who supply their wares to the people of foreign
countries at honest prices, while the citizens of our own free land are
made to pay extravagant profit. For many years the Republican party
has claimed that It would remedy this evil by what Is called reci
procity between this and other countries, but instead of treating
with other governments, that party has made treaties of reci
procity only with tho trusts and protected interests, and the evident com
pact is to retain the iniquitous tariff in return for campaign contribu
tions to be used to debauch our elections, subsidize the press and corrupt
the American Congress through tho powerful lobby that Is constantly
maintained at the Capitol of our country. This system 13 destructive of
Individual effort, and puts a premium upon both cunning and corruption
in the political and commercial life of the Nation. It is destructive of
tho morals of our political organization, and the example created Is tho
Inspiration of the greater part of the political corruption In our state nd
municipal governments where such exists. In our opinion the reform
of the politics of the Nation must begin at the fountain source our pres
ent tariff system which must be modified to benefit tho people and not
to protect the trusts as the present law does. This we believe can only
be accomplished by the success of tho Democratic party throughout
The Republican party has of late been compelled by tho vigorous ef
forts of the Democrats to make a pretense of enforcing tho National anti
trust laws. The Insincerity of the Republican party is conclusively shown
by Its striking from such law the criminal provision providing for impris
onment as a penalty for the violators. This was done with the ap
proval of Theodore Roosevelt In tho face of abundant evidence that
these trusts were dally violating the criminal provision by sending hunger
and suffering to the homes of the poor, by unlawfully and outrageously in
creasing the price of food and coal, not to speak of the destruction of
competition by ruining the Individual producer. This Insincerity Is also
shown by the fact that as soon as tho United States Supreme Court
made a decision giving effect to the anti-trust laws, Attorney-General
Xnox announced that the "Administration will not run amuck among
the trusts," which the people will understand to mean that tho execu
tive branch of our Government will not Interfere with the greatest allies
of the Republican party. But notwithstanding this assurance, these
criminal trusts have Insolently rebuked the friendship of the party that
created them by Its tariff system by declaring that they will defy the
courts. They have thus shown themselves to bo real Anarchists of the
Nation and have made the Republican party an object of contemptuous
Through the efforts of the Democratic members of Congress for a
number of years the Republican Administration is about to begin con
struction of an Isthmian canaL Tho Democratic party has always
favored this and does now, but In view of the exposure of our present
Postal Department, we can but pause and tremble at the robbery of tho
National Treasury that will occur If It Is built under a Republican Ad
ministration, and wo believe that in order to avoid a National scandal
that will undoubtedly follow its construction under the Republican party,
that the people should turn out of the Administration the party that re
fuses to allow Its culpable officials to be Investigated.
Tho Republican party has long posed as the friend of the laboring
man and is showing that friendship by its effort to defeat the eight
hour law now pending before Congress. We desire to encourage the
labor organizations of this country in their efforts to secure the pass
ing of such law and pledge them tho earnest assistance of the Demo
cratic party In their behalf.
We believe In the extension of tho Postofflco facilities by adding a
parcel-post system, which wo believe has too long been delayed. Wo
favor the enactment of the bill now pending before Congress giving the
Interstate Commerce Commission power to regulate freight charges
which was Introduced and is supported by members of the Democratic
party. Without this law that commission Is powerless.
We favor and demand the establishment of a Federal assay office In
this state, which our mining Interests, by their Importance, are entitled
We favor the embodiment of the foregoing declaration In our Na
tional platform with such other declarations as will be in accord with
the spirit of our last National platform.
GOVERNOR CHAMBERLAIN INDORSED.
In state matters we most earnestly Indorse the Administration of
Governor Chamberlain and especially commending him for his vetoes of
extravagant appropriation bills, by which ho has saved tho people many
thousands of dollars. His record proves the wisdom of the people In chos
lng him, and we desire to call the attention of the voters to the necessity
of electing a Democratic Legislative Assembly that will sustain such
vetoes and continue his policy of economy.
Wo again demand tho placing of all state officers on flat salaries, and
pledge our support to that effect. We believe it our duty to call atten
tion to the deceitful, false and hypocritical position on this question of
salaries that has been assumed by the Republicans. In ISM the Republi
can state platform' declared in favor of paying state officers only their
constitutional salaries. In 1902 that party declared a flat salary, but ha3
violated all Its promises and refused any relief. In Its last platform It
has cowardly Ignored the question, believing that contrary to the opinion
of Abraham Lincoln, that It can "humbug all the people all the time."
The last Republican Legislature accepted the suggestion of the last
state platform of this party, and passed an act for the protection of em
ployes upon railroads by modifying what Is called tho "fellow-servant"
doctrine. We favor the extension of that law to other occupations, and
also the enactment of a law that will afford protection to the lives of
those engaged In mining and other hazardous pursuits.
Wo believe the time Is come when the best Interests of this stato re
quire the reasonable regulation of railroad freight rates and we favor
We also declare ourselves emphatically in favor of tho primary elec
tion law 'now pending before the people.
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be, and they are hereby Instructed to ote for
the Hon. William Randolph Hearst, and that
they take all honorable means to secure his
The moment that the clerk finished a
score of tho boomers were oil their feet
In all parts of the hall, shouting sec
dnds to the motion.
Jeffrey of Marlon rose to a point of or
der, but his protest was overruled and
50 Hearst men shouted for tho question.
But the convention was not to be stam
peded. R. G. Smith scrambled back on the
platform, and because he is a little man
with a big voice the delegates hushed
their clamor for a moment.
"I did not offer this resolution," ho cried,
"because any persons came here from
California. I offered it because it Is the
desire of the people of Josephine County
that Mr. Hearst be nominated. They want
this friend of tho people, thl3 man who
Is more courageous than Roosevelt used
to bo before he was disciplined by the
trusts There Is no glamor round Hearst
such as we unfortunately wrap around
most of our great men, but ho has en
countered the intrenched trusts, a greater
foo than Dewey or Schley met. I don't
say that we can't win with anybody else.
I do say that we ought to win with
Hearst. One thing I want you to remem
bor. Hearst is the one candidate whom
the Republicans fear, the one candidate
whom their newspapers attack.
"There are two roads we can travel.
One is the road where stand J. Pierpont
DELEGATES TO THE DEMOCRATIC
Governor George El. Chamberlain,
W. F. Butcher, Baker.
C. Redfleld, Morrow.
F. V. Holman, Multnomah.
Jaireo Gleason, Multnomah.
J. D. Matlock, Lane.
T. R. Sheridan, Douglas.
Samuel Garland, Linn.
E. A. McDanlel, of Baker, Against the
Morgan, who plundered tho people;
Schwab, who engineered tho shipbuilding
trust: Rockefeller, whoso associates have
been Indicted for Illegal practices: Car
negie, who offers $1,000,000, wrested from
his poor Homestead employes, as a Re
publican campaign contribution, and on
tho othor side stand the common people
who boar the children and carry the bur
dens. Which will you have, gentlemen?"
Undismayed by tho oratory of Smith,
W. D. Dlllard, of Columbia, arose and
pleaded for an unlnstructed delegation.
"No one Is a warmer supporter of Mr.
Hoarst than I." said Dlllard, "but wo
should not tie tho hands of our delegates.
It Is too far off."
"Why do you object to Instructing the
delegates?" clamored the husky voice of
Lark Biljeu. of Eugene. "If you are for
Hearst, why do you oppose the resolution?
Are you for him ,or against him? My
county Is for him. I'm for him. The
rank and file are in favor of
him, and the man who opposes an In
structed delegation Is in favor of somo one
P. H. D'Arcy, of Marlon, did not want
tho delegates' hands tied, either.
"I would like to be a delegate," admit
ted the man from Marion, "but I don't
want to go If I'm Instructed."
"Our party Is not limited to one Moses,"
shouted W. S. McFadden, of Benton, the
next lucky gentleman to obtain the chair
man's consenting eye. "We have several
Daniels. TVe have more than one man
who will be the Moses to wave his wand
over the Red Sea of our discontent." Some
of the delegates began to gasp for breath
at the Benton County orator's tangled
metaphors, but tho oblivious Judge Mc
Fadden proceeded to give them some
"Somo one else may come forth," he
shouted. "The Ides of July are but three
months off. Are we Hessians? I say,
are we Hessians? Are wo barbarians
that we need missionaries sent to us from
California? Let our delegates go to St.
Captain J. P. Shaw, of Wasco, firmly
favored Instructions. "We represent the
people," said he, "and the people want
Hearst. I have known Hearst from his
boyhood up, and every one knows that he
Is tho only millionaire's son in America
who has made a man of himself."
J. A. Jeffrey -made a long speech In
which tho "fir-clad hills of Oregon." "this
grand, free country." "our noble flag,"
"tho golden shore of the Pacific," "the
savannahs of the South," and other beau
tiful and original phrases abounded. At
times it seemed plain that he was opposed
to the resolution.
Ira Purdin, of Washington County,
thought that thero were few Democrats
that had served the party as well as
Hearst, and he supported the resolution.
At this stage of the proceedings, cries
of "question" began to sail into the
chairman from Impatient delegates, but
the orators were not through yet.
"I believe that it 13 within the province
of every convention to Instruct its dele
gates what it wishes done." shouted K.
A. McDanlel. of Baker. "But In this case
I don't believe It's expedient. Let'3 play
politics. California has a favorite son. So
has Oregon. It Is possible that the mantle
may fall on Chamberlain. Don't spike our
guns. Our delegates will cut more Ice If
they arc not Instructed."
"They'll get more swag," shouted some
malcontent from Multnomah County.
C. R. Breck. of Baker, made a good
speech. Tho delegates were getting used
to exhortation, and it had to bo a good
speech that kept them quiet even for a
"Did Bryan come out of an instructed
delegation?" shouted Mr. Breck.
"Who's your candidate. If it Isn't
Hearst?" called a voice In the rear of the
hall that might have been Thomas Guln
ean. "I'll tell you," came the ready response,
"I have a candidate the choice of tho
St. Louis Convention."
Fred V. Holman, of Multnomah, be
sought the delegation not to Instruct for
"I am not one of those who believe that
our candidate will bo elected," said the
candid Mr. Holman, "but I do believe that
our candidate wil lbo some man who has
not yet been named or thought of."
Nert was Ernest Kroner, of Multnomah.
'1 will endeavor to say nothing," he be
gan, and paused unfortunately to take
breath. Ten minutes later, when the
laughter had subsided, he pointed out that
In tho last two Presidential campaigns
the Democrats had been unfortunate
enough to select a Presidential candidate
who was so distasteful to the minority
that the party was hopelessly divided. H3
said the nomination of Hearst would
make another split, and prevent the old
one from closing up.
The chairman recognized a Benton
County delegate, but Thomas Gulneau be
gan to speak also. The Benton man
"Another gentleman has the floor," said
the chairman to Gulnean.
"But I'll only keep It a minute." pro
tested Guinean, and tho Benton man sur
rendered. Mr. Gulnean was a vehement
supporter of Hearst.
V. E. Walters, of Benton, liked Hoarst,
R. TV. Montague, of Multnomah, op
posed Hearst because he resented the Im
position upon the Democratic party of
the political methods of Mark Hanna.
"These Hearst men from California."
John A. Jeffrey, of Morion, Opposed the
said Mr. Montague, "have attempted ta
coerce, bully and perhaps to bribe this
E. D. Kelly, of Clackamas County, mado
a fiery speech in favor of instructing the
delegation for Hearst. "Tho Parker boom
should have collapsed when Cleveland in
dorsed It. There's no one else but Hearst,"
was the burden of his argument.
"I wonder," said Dr. H. L. Henderson,
of Astoria, "If all this two hours' oratory
Robert G. Smith, Reading the Hearst
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