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(tROSKIiURG, DOUGLAS COUNTY, OREGON, MONDAY, APRIL 16, igoo.
THE STATE CONVENTION
Most Harmonious and Enlhusl
. astic Meeting Held in Years.
DECLARATION Of PRINCIPLES
1 Is Pledged to Curtail the Powers
of Trust by State
I'oktlanij, April IV. The Republican
State Convention aa railed to order at
noon today with O. 1'. Ptixton, f Mult.
. notdab aa ehiurinan ; C. E. Cochran, sec
retary ; Darwin I'.riHtow, awintant secre
tiiry, E. O. Potter nppointcd a
ui'irribcr of I lit coniniUeo on adopting
platform nt.d S. I'.. in 11 member ul
the cuniiiiitli'd on ja-riiutiH-iit nrganixa
Tim convention I lieu pluced in Lomi-
fintinii thi! following ticket ;
Presidential Electors . I', Puxton,
Multnomah; J. J). Daly, Lenton; V. J.
lorni'h, Umatilla; .lodge J. C. Fuller
ton, Douglas:; Tituiiin Ford, Marion.
DiiUgateH ul Large Wallace McCatu
n,ant. Multnomah; II. I,. Kuck, Wasco;
J. 1. Daly, Br-ntoii ; Henry E. Ankeny,
.1 tutiee Supreme Court CI. E. Wolver
ton, renotiinuted unanimously.
Joint Senator (or Lane, Douglas and
Joc-phioH oounties It. A. Booth, ol
Joint Representative ol Douglas and
Jackson E. I). Briggs, ol Jackson
State Committeeman for Lure county
A. C. Woodcock.
Alternates to tlio natioual convention
Lewie Slmpaou, iCot; II. L. ifolgate,
Benton; Wallace Nash, Lincoln; John
W, Knowles, Uoiou.
District Attorney First district, C. II.
Wataon, Ashland, renominated ; second
district, to. M. Brown, Kosebnrg, re
uouiinated; third district, 1. N. Hart,
Polk; fourth district, H. E. Seawell,
Multnomah ; lifth district, llarrisaou Al
len, Clatsop; sixth district, James A
Fee, Umatilla; eighth district, C. E.
, Htate Food and Dairy Commissioner
J. W. Bailey, renominated.
THE REPUBLICAN PLATFORfl.
Principles Adopted In Oregon State
Convention for 1000.
i The Republicans o( Oregon, in eon
Vention assembled, reallirm their belief
in and loyalty to thn gjld standard
We commend the Republican Congress
for it) recent legislation making the gold
standard a part of the statutory law of
the land. So long as either of our great
political parlies advocates the free coin
age ol silver, tho maiuteuauce of the gold
itandard is the most Important political
issue, affecting, aa it does, the yalueof
the farmer's ciopaud the laborer's wages.
We cail upon all who believe lu sound
money to unit with the Republicans of
Oregon In the iuiportunt eluclious of this
year, in order that a victory may be
iron fur the cold stuudard ho decisive as
forever to preclude the debasement of
our currency by the free coinage of sil
ver. We heartily indorte the policy of the
Administration, nud particularly in se
curing the Philippine Islands, and we de
mar id that they shall lu retained us
American territory. We have confidence
that the American people,, without de
parting from their tradition, will Ifive
security to personal and property rights,
justice, liberty and equality before the
luw, lo all win live beneath its ilu.
We indorse the policy of the Adrniu
js) 1 allot) in upprening the insurrection
iu the Philippines heuded by Agulnaldo,
We poiut with pride to the honorable
part played by the Second Oregon Regi
ment in this war. They met with vic
tory io every combat, and covered their
state and country with glory on every
field. We condole with the families of
those member of ihe regiment who
loat their lives in the conflict, and ex
tend our congratulations to the survivors
of tho regiment on thrj brilliant and
lionorubl'j record they have made.
Wo regard trade with the Orinnt as 0110
of the uri'at H'jurceH of our National
wealth in tho future, and an open door
in China I an important aid to thu
growth 'of our trade in tins Orient, we
conineud tho succearful ell'ortu of the
preHnt ndminidtration, and ppccially of
its secretary of State, to secure by treaty
with the Haveral ICuropeitn powers, the
riglit to the free Introduction of Ameri
can goods into this great empire.
The republican party iu Oregon recog
nizes tha vital necessity of control ol the
organization and curtailmont cf the pow.
ers of tru its and combination of capital
by tho statu within ita borders, and
pledges its support in tho approaching
letfislaturo to laws defining am) 'carrying
cot those objects.
Wo orH in favor of retrenchment and
reform in the expenditure of public
inoiiey. We pledge the republican party
tifuvortr e enactment of all legislation
locking to an econouiii'at administration
of vi''li afl'rtirc"
We fuvor tho pending coinUitutional
amendn.ent for hii Inii easo in the num
ber of supremo court judgen from three to
We tiint with prldr) to the linjislution
adopt I by tho hiKt legislature. It nhu -islnl
tl railroad t ommiRHion. It re
duced tho legiil rata of interest to (i jwr
cent. It p.iH"d no act for tlio aubminiou
to the eoplH of a conalitulional amend
meet iwoviding for tlio initiative and
referendum. It enacted a registration
law for the protection of the purity of the
ballot. Aatxpenence demonfltrates this
last act to be cumbersome in some i ar
ticular, wo pledge the republican legisla
ture to make effort for its amendment, to
the end that the registration of qualified
voters may be facilitated.
We are unalterably opposed to any
measure looking to the leasing of the pub
lie douiaio, believing that such a system
would have an undoubted tendency to
hasten the concentration of land owner
ship in lb 'lands of a few individuals
and against the long-establi&hed Ameri
can policy of encouraging hoine-butlding.
We favor an amendment of the Con
stitution of the t'nited Ktates so as to
provide for the election of United States
Senators by direct vote of the people, and
we instruct our senators and representa
tives iu Congress to use every effort to
secure such an amendment to tho Con
stitution. We are in favor of the immediate con
struction of a canal between the Atlantic
and the I'acitlc at ttie Isthmus of Pana
ma, and we instruct the Oregon delega
tion in Congress to labor earnestly and
continually for the enactment of each
legislation as will lead to the construc
tion and opersdiou of the canal under
We urgo the iintnediata passage of tho
bill now pending in Congress to pension
Indian War Veterans, and we pledge the
support of the Oregon delegation in Con
gress to the same.
We heartily indorte the administra
tion ol Governor Geer, aud the state of
ficials of Oregon, as economical, wise and
creditable to the state.
1'oiiti.amj, Or., April 13. The liepub
licans of the secoud district this inerning
re-nominated Hon. M. A. Moody for
Congress. United States Senator Joe.
Simon and F. S. Stanley were delegates
to the National Republican convention.
The delegates were not iustructed.
POPULAR VOTR FOR SENATORS.
Washington, April 13. The house of
representatives today voted in favor of
submitting a constitutional amendment
to the states requiring the election of
United Slates seuatora by a direct vote
of the people of the states.
The house passed the resolution by a
WOK I TEA POSITIVELY CUKES
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eion. A delightful herb drink. Re
moves ell eruption of the skin, produc
ing a perfect complexion, or money re
funded, -octs. and f0 Ha. M. F. Repp,
Straight Populists Make Plat
form ami Name a Ticket.
MOST HARMONIOUS MEETING
Two Douglas County Citizens Honored
by the Convention Proceedings
PoiiTLANu, Ore., April U, 1!00.
For Judge ol Supreme (,'aurt II. E.
Courtney, of linker.
For Congrei-s, Firtt district.!. K.
Sears, of Polli.
Fcr Congress, Second 1 Mat rict John
C. Young, of Baker.
Presidential Electors Dr. X. V. H.
Embree, of Polk ; John C. Luce, ol Grant
Ir. J. L. Hill, of Linn ; Lucai lknry, of
For D strict Attorney, Second 1'iatrict
(.!. S. Jackson, of Pooglat.
For Kupn-ecntativu, Juckton and
P.jugius Countier Grant Kawlings.
Dblvgati-a to National Convention
J. N. Ienuis, I'olk; J. J. Ilouser, Jack
son ; Job 11 C. Luce, Grant ; II. L. Howe,
Wasco; George Curry, I'nioo ; U.J.
Wilson, l)jug'.as; Luca4 Henry, Waaco;
Dr. J. L. Hill, Linn ; K II. Holt, Jack
son ; James K. Sears, Polk ; H. E. Court
ney, Baker; S. II. Dunlap, Jackson; Dr.
H. P. ) Urookbart, Dauglas; John C.
Young, P.iker; M. S. Welsh, Jackson;
Mel Fenwick, Harney; C. D. Steen,
Chairman Stale Central Committee
James K. Sears, I'olk.
Executive Committee S II'. Holt, I'r.
J. P. Hill. John C.Luce.
Oregon Members of National Commit
tee Dr. J. L. Hill, John C. Luce, S. H.
Assembled in convention in the city of
Portland, on the 12lh day of April, l'JOO,
alHrm our allegiance to the Omaha
People's Party platform,
the Regular People's Party of Oregon re-
We favor direct legislation by the initi
ative and referendum and the imperative
mandate, aud w especially favor Gov
ernment ownership of all public utilities
as the only means of deetroyiug trusts.
We demand that the right to make
and issue money i a sovereign power to
b maintained by the people, and that
alt money, whether metallic or paper,
should be issued and its volume con
trolled by the Government, and not by
or through banking corporations, and
should be a full legal tender for all debts
both public and private.
We oppose keeping large standing
armies in times of peace, and imperial
ism in any form.
We express our sympathy for the Boers
in South Africa in their patriotic warfare
for their libatiea against the crowned
head of England.
We recommend favorable consideration
of the equal suderaga amendment.
We favor tho repeal of the specific con
We fuvor the election of United States
Senators by direct vote of the people.
We are in favor of all stste officers re
ceiving for their ollicial services the con
stitutional salaries, and no more.
We demand tho abolition of the office
of State Printer, tin 1 that nil printing for
the state he done by the lowest respon
We denounce the. several niils pending
in Congress for leasing the public lands
for grazing purposes, is being in the in
terest of monopolies and the money
power and agaiust the nctual settler of
John C. Li'i'K,
J. L. Hill,
J . V. i. Emurkb,
The Muldle-of-lhe-Koad Populists
bare completed their labor. The second
day's session of the stale convention wss
even more harmonious than the first.
It required only .two hoars' tirus for the
delegates who wi ro profet to adopt a
platform and nominate n vcral candidates
for oflice. Three ui em hero of tho Nation
al committee were elected, a new rhair-
tnan of the state committee was picked j
out, mid a delegation was solc-cted to go
to tho National convention ut Cincinnati, i
Th election of candidate wjh orderly,)
aud thut frantic ru-h for oflk-u tiiut eo
often mars political conventions was en
At 10 o'clock the assemblage was called
to ofder and the following report of the
committee 011 order of business aud per
manent organization was made and
We, your committee on order of bui-i-ne8,
beg leave to report aa follows:
First That the present chairman aud
secretary be made permanent.
Second The nomination of a Supreme
Judge. The nomination of a Food and
The nomination of two Congressmen.
Tha nomination of four Presidential
The nomination of a District Attorney,
j Joint Senators and Representatives.
The election of 17 delegates to the
National convention which meets at Cin
Icinnati, O., May 10. 1900.
j Ana to tranpact p'luh other business as
I rtmy properly cornn bcforn the meeting,
i J. J. Howsci:, Chairman,
j H. J. Wilsun, Secretary,
j Tne report of tho committee an plat
I form and resolutions wss then rend and
Dr. J. L. Hill nominated Judgs II. E.
Courtney. of Baker County, for Supreme
Judge. Johu C. Luce seconded the nom
ination and Judge Courtney was elected
a candidate by acclamation.
Tho next oflice on the list was that of
F'o.d and Dairy Commissioner. Dr.
Hill nominated George II. Bailey of
Portland, but Mr. Holt thought it might
injure Mr. Bailey's grocery business, aud
Dr. Hill considerately withdrew the
nomination. The oflice of Food and
Dairy Commissioner was'paased up for
the present, and nominations for Con
gress were declared in order. Dr. Em-
bree named John C. Luce for the Second
District. Mr. Luce declined aud nomi
nated. John C. Young, of Baker County.
Mr. Young's nomination was made
unanimous. J. J. Ilouser nominated J.
K. Sears of Polk County, as a candidate
for the First District. Dr. Hill seconded
the nomination in a rousing speech, and
moved that theBacretary cast the ballot
of the convention. Secretary Sears then
cast the ballots of the delegates for him
6elf as a condidate for Congress.
Presidential electors were then select
ed. Dr. Hill named Dr. Emhree and
Dr. Embree named Dr. Hill. John C.
Luce nominated Luca9 Henry, of Wasco
County, and Mr. Henry nominated John
C. Luce, of Grant County. The lour
nominees received the unanimous vote
of the convention.
II. J. Wilsou, of Doug'ae, nominated
C. S. Jackson, of Boaeburg, for District
Attorney in the Second District. The
election was made, unanimous.
John C. Luce said there wen; no pop
ulist lawyers iu the Ninth District; that
Will R. King had lately moved his bed
over to Ontario, to acquire a legal resi
dence, but he was at that present mo
ment fusing with the Democrats.
J. J. Ilouser named Grant Kawlinga
for Joint Representative from Douglas
and Jackson Counties, and ho was unan
Dr. J. L. Hill offered the following res
olutions, which were adopted:
AVuofivtf, That should any onn elected
nt this convention to represent tho Reg
ular People's party of the State of Oregon
at Cincinnati, not attend the tsaid Na
tional convention, his proxy shall be in
i the hands of those elected at una conven
tion, aud that no proxy shall bo used by
! any one not elected in this convention.
This resolution was discussed by Dr.
j Hill, who said it was to prevent rascality
j and trickery. John O. Luce said at the
j St. Louis convention four years ago Mar-
jtintjuuin played a trice like that and 1
cat nve votes ur Jimlin it. .-11eo. a;
cut-and-dried Fusiouist. This resolution j
is intended to prevent that kind of bnsi
nejs. The delegates to the National conven
tion were llieu selected.
Dr. Hill declined to serve aa chairman
of the sitate Central Committee, aud
James K. Sears, of Polk County, was
nominated. An executive commit
tee, consisting of S. 11. Holt, Dr. J. L.
Hill and John O. Luce, was elected.
The executive committee was empow
ered to complete all the unfinished work
of the convention. The executive com
mittee wh also made part of the Na
Czar Will Send an ultimatum to
AN IRISH PATROL CAPTURED
Paris Exposition Op.-ns With Presi
dent Loubert Offftiatlng. 14,00a
Sr. I'F.TERSiiLRti, April 14. The czar
and czaring started lat Monday evening
for Moscow. Extraordinarily persistent
rumors are current in Moscow that on
Russian Piaster Sunday t m czar will issue
a manifesto containing in ultimatum to
Great Britain demandiog that she con
elude peace with the Ber8 forthwith,
nnder threat of occu
Herat if Great Britain
Th'S report is coanc
eons with tli3 fact tin; '
at present allowed 1
leave, but probably tb'
ung Cabnl and
ils to comply,
tf'l by some per
no rceeivist9 are
orders to the re-
servists are connected with the projected.
summer maneuvers in tne central prov
inces in which 200,000 troops will partici
pate and at which Emperor William is
expected to be present.
Moscow, April U. The czar and czar
ina arrived here todav.
Royal Irish Patrol Cap;ured-
London, April, 15. A special dipatch
from Bloemfontein dated April 14, says:
"A patrol of Royal Irish, with whom
waa Lord Rosslynn, has been captured.
Lord Kosalynn has reen sent to Kroon
Paris, April 14. The Paris E position
was opened at noon today. Paris was
early astir, with people winding their
way towards the Elysee and in direction
of the exposition, in the hope cl witness
ing the Presidential procession at some
part of its journey. All public buildings
and numberless private houses were
decorated with trophies of fligs, chiefly
tri-color. The neighborhood of the expo
sition was especially gay with bunting,
while most of the pavilions tbemseires
were surmounted with floating banners.
The reception to President Lint-err at
the entrance lasted but a few seconds,
and on reaching the Presidential tribute,
M. Milleraud, the Miuiater of Commerce,
immediately delivered his speech, band
ing over the Exposition to the chief cf
eta IT, which address, couched in a reson
ant voice, was heard throughout the vast
ball. M. Millermd'a peroration was
especially Sue, and it brought forth a
storm of plaudits. President Loubet
then replied, and the speaking part of
the (unction here ended. Some weeks
will elapse before the exhibits are com
pleto and the exposition at its best.
Washington, Aorii 14. President
Mclvinley today sent the following mes
sage to President Loubet:
"Waahingtou. April 14, 190). The
President of the French Republic, Paris :
In the name of tho American people, and
on behalf of the Government of tb
United States, I congratulate the Govern
moot of the republic and the French na
tion on this conspicuous inauguration of
agreateuterpri.se. whose beneficent mis
sion ia to dra closer thn ties of inter
course that join all countries to their
mu tual advantage.
fline Bonded For $75,000.
GiiANis I'Afn, April 13. Tha Eureka
Mining Company, operating on the fa
mous Danver City ledge, has bonded its
property for f 75,0t 0 to Ashland and M?d
ford patties. The Montreal aud Oregon
tiold Mines, Limited, of Ashland, are re
ported to be the principals.
T. J. ilusaey brought in 3J ounces of
the finest dtut seen in town tuis year.
This is part of the clean-up of the IIiiMey
Si McCracken mine on Grave Creek,