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ASTORIA, OREGON, WEDNESDAY, MAY 18, 1904.
By a Majority of Only Nineteen
VotesDelegates Were In
structed for the Congressman.
After Hot Debate Fight Was Car
ried Prom Committee to
EDITOR LOSES TWO STATES
Wliicoiiftln and Montana (live
Hearst Adherent Severe
Drubbing and lie
Santa. Crus, Cal May 17. By a. ma
Jorlty of 19 vote the democratic state
convention tonight Iriatrutced the dele
gation to the national convention at St
Louis to vol for Congressman W. It
Hearst for president The vote stood:
For Instruction. S(S; against 3(8.
Tbo day hna been consumed In at
tempting to effect a permanent organi
sation, drafting resolutions, oratory and
clearing the deck for a vote.
The real content of the convention
commenced at the beginning o( the aft
moon session when a aub-commlttee of
five, to whom had been referred the
resolutions regarding the Instructions
and non-Instructions of the national
delegates, made their report to the
general committee, A majority of the
committee disregarded the ' resolutions
calling for Instructions and favored
those calling for non-Instruction. A
long and heated debate followed, re
sulting In the adoption of the resolu
tion commendatory to Hearst, but un
favorable to binding the delegation.
The Hearst forces then carried the
fight Into the convention.
HEARST LOSES WISCONSIN.
Congressman Slamed Down Hard by
Adherents of Wall.
Milwaukee, Wis., May 17. The sup
porters of Edward C. Wall defeated
the adherents of W. R. Hearst In the
democratic state convention today, the
resolution Instructing the Wisconsin
delegates to the national convention for
Walt being adopted by a viva voco vote.
MONTANA SLAMS HEARST.
Adopts Platform Calling for Unfn-
Clreat Falls, Mont., May 17. Senators
W. A. Clark and Paris Gibson and
Governor J. K. Toole were unanimously
chosen tonight as three of Montana's
sis delegates to the national convention
at St. Louis by the state democratic
convention, and the delegates at the
hour of midnight were still busily de
bating the selection of three more. The
effort of the Hearst followers to secure
his Indorsement from the convention
met with defeat, the platform adopted
colling for an unlnstructed delegation.
, Harry Gallway of Hutu, W. G. Con
rad, Great, Falls and Martin Maglnnls
of Helena were elected as the three re
maining delegates to the national con
vention at St. Louis.
ZASSALITCH NO LONGER
COMMANDS CZAR'S SECOND
SIBERIAN ARMY DIVISION
Replaced By Count licllar, Who Is a
Younger Man and More Active Soldier
--Zassalitch Will Not Be Disgraced.
Japs Hold Southern and Uao Tung PeninsufasKuropatkin Con
firms Landing of Japanese Troops In Message to Emperor
General Miles Voices Opinion That War Will Be Long
and Desperate and Involve Other Nations.
St Louis, May 17 General Nelson
A. Miles, who is here attending the
good road convention, expressed the be
lief today that the Rutto-Japanese war
will eventually involve other nations.
"I believe the war will be a long and
desperste one," said the general.
ZA88ALITCH IS DEPOSED.
IDAHO INDORSES TEDDY.
Republican Convention in That State
Will Be Tame Affair.
rocatello, Idaho, May 17. The city
Is rapidly Hilling with delegates to the
republican state convention, which will
meet here tomorrow afternoon. Con
gressman French will probably be
temporary chairman. There Is no par
ticular contest Delegates will be elect
ed by judicial districts and In four
dlstrlcU there will be no contest Dele
gates will be elected as follows:
First district Senator Heyburn;
Third district, W. K. Borah, Boise;
Fourth district F. R. Gooding; Fifth
district D. W. Stanrod.
The convention will Indorse Roosevelt
by a unanimous vote.
Relieved of Command of Second Si
berian Army Division.
St. Petersburg, May 17. The an
nouncement was made tonight that
General Zaxzalitch has been relieved of
the command of the second Siberian
army division and General Count Kel-
lar, former governor of Ekaterlnoslav,
has been appointed to succeed him.
Since the battle of Yalu It has been
predicted that Zassalitch would not long
retain his command, but there has been
no disposition to act hastily. The
emperor's advisors could not forget
that while Zasslltch did not carry out
the plant of operations he had dis
played a stubborn reslstence which
showed to the world that the Russians
had not lost the courageous spirit of
What will become of Zassalitch can
not be learned tonight but It is em-
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phatlcally stated that there Is no In
tention to disgrace him.'
General Keller recently resigned the
governorship of Ekaternoslav in order
to go to the front He Is a soldier
rather than an administrator and Is
younger than Zassalitch, being only 45
years old. He participated in the Turk
JAPS ARE MASTERS.
Liao Tung and Southern Peninsulas
Are in Their Hands.
St, Petersburg, May 18. (2. a. m.)
Advices received by the general staff
show that the Japanese are practically
masters of all the southern and Liao
Tung peninsula, save Port Arthur and
the territory commanded by its guns.
This result, so promptly brought about
Is due to the failure of the Russians
to make opposition of any consequence
to the Japanese advance.
A member of the general staff said
to the Associated Press that the re
moval of the guns from the fortifica
tions erected at KInchau and the de
struction of Port Dalny were primarily
for the purpose of concentrating the en
tire Russian force at Port Arthur.
assumed the management of the Port
land baseball team, although not of its
financial affairs. It Is understood to be
the plan to have Fred Ely resign as
manager, following which the presi
dent will appoint Dugdale. Ben Ely
will, it is believed, retain his Interest
In the club and continue as president
ELOQUENCE IN OHIO.
Republican Convention Opens in Blaze
Columbus, O., May 17. The feature
of the republican state convention came
after the business of temporary organ
ization had been completed.
After the routine business was dis
posed of the Foraker men got the first
call and the senior senator made a
rousing speech. The Dick men after
ward got up a counter demonstration
and the junior senator also made a
As Governor Herrick had made the
keynote speech as temporary chairman.
the Foraker men insisted on getting
their favorite to the platform but the
rivalry was shut out by adjournment.
The temporary organization was
made permanent so Governor Herrick
continues as presiding officer. It is set
tled that Herrick, Foraker, Dick and
Cox will be the delegates at large.
Two Breaks in Yesterday's Bal
lots Failed to Bring Desired
Results and Suspense
Thirty-eight Ballots Have Beta
Taken and the End Not Yet
SHERMAN THROWS TO DENECJ
WEKLY CROP BULLETN.
LANDING IS CONFIRMED.
General Kuropstkin Wires Emperor to
St ePtersburg, May 17. The follow
Ing telegram from General Kuropatkln
to the emperor, dated May 16, baa been
given out here:
Toward noon 17 steamers ap
proached Slung Tuocheng and opened
Are upon the town while five vessels
approached the shore. At 1:30 p. m.
three large steamers apeared off the
cape and at 1:30 p. m. the enemy landed
at Huang Tela Tung, and commenced
to march In the direction of Kal Ping.'
Japanese Fleet Attacked Shore De
London, May 17. The correspondent
at Shan Hal Kwan of the Chronicle
says the Japanese troops landed at Kal
chau both Sunday and Monday, meeting
with small opposition.
The Telegraph's Nluchwang corre
"The Japanese with a large fleet of
transports and warships appeared at
Kal Chau Monday and opened a terrific
bombardment against the shore de
fenses, which were silenced by 4 o'clock
In the afternoon, the Russians retreat
ing to Hash! Chao. The Japanese troops
landed and are today advancing rapid
ly, outflanking Tashl Chao and Nlu-Chwang."
No DRINKS IN CANAL STRIP.
Attempt to Make the Zone Prohibition
; Washington, May 17. Various tem
perance organizations have begun a
campaign to make the Panama Canal
zone prohibition territory. Admiral
Walker, the chairman of the commis
sion, asked concerning the feasibility of
prohibiting the sale of liquor by a con-
gressonat committee, said that such a
course would be absurd for the reason
that it would be Impossible to enforce
the regulation. Drinking on the strip
is not considerable. While people use
light wines and beer almost universal
ly, there Is comparatively little drunkenness.
TO BRACE THE BROWNS.
Dugdale Will Assume Management of
Portland, May 17. It is reasonably
cetraln that by the end of the week
D. E. Dugdale of Seattle wSU have
Weather Has Been Cool, But Crops
, Are Promising.
Washington, May 17. The weekly
crop bulletin published by the weather
The week has been too cool on the
north Pacific coast but the crop is In
promising condition, and while a fair
crop Is indicated in California, the out
look in most states Is not as good as
during earlier weeks. In Washington
spring wheat has suffered from the
cold, but the outlook in Oregon is more
-. Pacific Coast.
At Oakland Los Angeles 4, Oak
At Tacoma Seattle 7, Tacoma 5.
At Spokane Butte 5, Spokane 8.
At Boise Salt Lake 10, Boise. 16.
At Philadelphia St. Louis 3. Phila
At New York Detroit 1, New York 5.
At Washington Chicago 9, Wash
At Boston Cleveland 3, Boston 1.
At Pittsburg New York 7, Pitta-
At Chicago Brooklyn 3, Chicago 4.
Will Give Ilini Until Noon To.
morrow to Gather Strength
They Try to Stam
. Springfield, 111, May 17. Two breaks
In the voting in the Illinois republic
convention today, one for Frank Low
den and one in the Interest of Charles
S. Deneen, failed to break the deadlock
and the convention took a recess until
tomorrow. The first break came dur
ing the morning session, when Tates
votes in Kane and White counties vera
thrown to Lowden. After voting for
the latter for two ballots, the delegates
returned to Yates, declaring it wa
useless to remain longer. Tonight
Sherman threw has entire strength to
Deneen and his delegates voted with the
latter for two ballots.
Sherman's men will vote for Deneea
tomorrow to Yates, declaring it was
to develop his full strength. The Yates
men are standing firm tonight
The 38th ballot taken Just before th
convention adjourned tonight resulted:
Yates, 490; Lowden, 393; Deneen,
411; Hamlin. 113; Warner, 37; Sher
man, 2; Pierce, 25.
California Republican Convention
Favors National Administration.
Sacramento, May 17. The republican
state convention will assemble here to
morrow and the gathering promises to
be both harmonious and enthusiastic
Nearly all the district delegations barn
been directed to vote in favor nt and
indorsing the present national admin
istration, and to Instruct delegates for
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