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ASTORIA;- OREGON, WEDNESDAY, JULY 6, ,1904.
watson is '
Populists Select Georgia Man to
Head Their Ticket and Thorn
I as H; Tibbies of Nefcp
raska for Second. " ! ,
thunderstorm, when Mt of lightning
truck one of the freight houses.
Other Names Presented, but Are
i Withdrawn, and Watson Is
Named by Acclamation
ALLEN KEEPS HIS PROMISE
ltefuftc to Allow 111 Name to Go
Before Convention, Did
Samuel W. William of
Springfield, III, July 5. Thomas E
Watson of Georgia for president and
Thom II. Tibbies of Nebraska for
vlc president, were nominated by the
', popullet convention today.
; The names of William V. Allen of
ebraska and Samuel W. Williams of
Indian were also placed before the
, convention for president, but before
teblist of slatee had been completed
' In the roll call their names were with
drawn, and Watson was nominated by
The former senator made good his
word that be would not enter into any
scramble for the nomination, and while
the nominations were being made he
twice Instructed the chairman of the
Nebraska and Samuel W. Williams of
the list of states had been completed
LIVES LOST DURING FIRE.
Crest Grain Elsvstors Destroyed and
Seversl Pseple Killed.
Boston, July B. The Immense grain
elevator of the Ponton A Maine Rail
road Company,, one of the Itirgest In
the world, together with three of the
company's freight houses on Mystic
wharf, Charlentown, were burned to
night, entailing losses of over 1 1.000,
00. Three lives are supposed to have
been lost. Thirty-five sailors of the
Allan steamer Austria Jumped over
board to save themselves from the
flames, which had communicated to
their vessel, ths body ot one ot whom
has been recovered. i There are two
The fire started during a heavy
Liverpool, July 6. September wheat,
s 1 7-8d.
'a New , York, July J. Silver, 58 l-4cj
Union Pacific, MM: preferred, ti.
Chicago, July September . wheat
opened at SI l-48J 1-Sc; closed at
HS-tc; barley, 42082cj fiat, It.OJ;
Northwestern, Jll. J-f
San Francs loo, July 8. Cash wheat,
. Portland, July 8.-Wheat: Walla
Walla, 7Mo bluestem, 77c; valley,
71c; cattle unchanged. . ! 1
Tacoma, July 5. Wheat: Bluestem,
78c; club, ttc,'-
John S. Dloksrson. y
New York.' July 5.-John 8. Picker-
son, whose echononer yacht, the Mad
eleine defended the America's cup In
1878, Is dead here from apoplexy. He
was a native of Philadelphia and was
formerly head of the firm of metal Im
porters. He retired from business 30
HEAVY LOSS INFLICTED
UPON RUSSIAN FORCES.
Japs Best Bsek Reoonnoltering Party
ni Kill 273 Men, Take 100 Pris
oners, Wound 14 Officers.
8t Petersburg, July 16. Thirteen
companies sent out by Oeneral Count
Keller In reconnolssance to ascertain
the strength ot the Japanese column's
advance force moving on LI so Yang
came Into collision with the Japanese
between Mao Tien and Feng Shut
passes yesterday. Sharp fighting re
sulted and the Russians retired before
overwhelming numbers after ascertain
ing the exact strength of the Japanese
The Russian Losses.
Llao Yang July 5. The latest re
ports of the Russian casualties la the
reconnolssance made by Oeneral Keller
show that 14 officers were wounded,
ilf mWklired'and 101 prisoners taken.
It is persistently reported that a
large section of the Japanese southern
army has moved to the eastward, not
withstanding the rain, with the object
of cutting Its way through the Russian
left flank during the absence of Kuro
patkln at Tat Tche Klao.
OPPONENTS OF PARKER
ARE UNABLE TO SHAKE
HIS STRONG FOLLOWING
Make Many Assaults Upon the New YorH
Jurist's Phalanx, But Without Any
Apparent Effect on It
Seeming Inability of the Friends of Other Candidates b Agree Upon
Some One Else Makes the Leader's Position Impregnable,
and His Nomination on First or Second Ballot Is
- Now Conceded By Many Opposed to Hiov
Volunteer Steamers Outfit
Constantinople, July 8. The Russian
volunteer steamers St Petersburg and
Sevastopol passed through the Bos-
phorous from the Black sea this morn
ing. The Sevastopol was flying the
Red Cross flag and her hull was paint
ed" white. The vessels took on board
a quantity ot stores and remained In
the harbor until this evening. '
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sure they're Hart,
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These clothes are not
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but they're made for
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they'll give you and for
the satisfaction in ap
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St. Louis, July I, Parker's strong
position remains unshaken. The oppo
sition has made many assaults during
the day, but has apparently made no
Impression. The solid and substantial
phalanx of the New York Jurist has
withstood all efforts ot the friends of
other candidates, and tonight Is ap
parently stronger than ever. Assur
ances of accessions from Instructed
delegations after the first ballot have
been received from men who are now
tied to other candidates, which, the
Parker adherents say, will Insure his
nomination by the second ballot
All day long the anti-Parker men
have tried to offer a candidate who
would unite a third of the delegates,
so as to have a rallying point when
the complimentary ballots have been
cast for favorite sons. The impossl
bltlty of uniting has been made manl
fest and the most sealous opponents
of Parker concede his probable nom
(nation not later than the second bal
lot ' i
Effect of Pennsylvsnia's Action.
The Parker opposition was disturbed,
but not routed, by the action of the
Pennsylvania delegation last ; night
The 18 votes of that state had been for
weeks placed In the Parker column,
and are part of the 600 odd votes
claimed for him. They were not In
structed, however, and If they could
have been secured for any other can
didate it would have been a serious
blow to Parker's Interests.
It Is said that after the action of
the Pennsylvania delegation last night
a member of the delegation held a
conference with some of the anti
Parker leaders and said that Pennsyl
vania, notwithstanding ', the endorse
ment of Parker, would give its 68 votes
to any eastern candidate, with the ex
ception of Hearst, upon whom the op
position would concentrate enough
pledged votes which, together with the
(8 votes of Pennsylvania, would make
two, votes more than one-third of the
convention. Among the candidates
named who would be satisfactory were
Pattlson, Gorman, Gray, Harmon, 01
ney and Coler. Upon this proposition
some of the anti-Parker men have been
working, but they have not been meet
ing with much success.
Cannot Agree on Man.
Cohesion of the anti-Parker men is
apparently Impossible. Hearst cannot
transfer his delegates, and his support
ers cannot promise Instructed men and
pledged Hearst men for any man after
Hearst Is out of the running, and that
same may be said of all the other
opponents of the New Yorker.
A story was current today that Da
vid B. Hill, flushed with' the' fruits of
victory, would undertake to force upon
the opposition a platform so radical
that Borne of the southern delegates
would break away from Parker. , But
the Illusion was dispelled.
Tonight it was learned that John A.
MacMahon of Ohio, or Senator Bailey
of Texas, or Hill, would be chairman
ot the resolutions committee, and that
Bailey had been selected to cross
swords with William J. Bryan In the
debate over the platform on the floor
of the convention.
Not the least ot the efforts ot the
anti-Parker men has been directed
toward preventing a stampede by dele
gations whether bound by Instructions
or otherwise. It is the rank and file
that la pressing for wagon seats, and,
while the anti-Parker leaders speak
dlsparingly ot the men who are so
anxious to be on the wlnnlny side,
they are aware these delegates cannot
be fc;!d together very long in the face
of the compact Parker force.
The Waning of Bryan. ,
An Interesting nature of the day's
proceedings was the development of
the waning of Bryan. The national
committee, selected four years ago by
a convention following his unquestlon
ed leadership, today turned away from
him In settling the Illinois contest
Bryan bad made the fight against Hop
kins his own, and the unanimous ac
tlon of the committee indicated clearly
that he no longer wields his old-time
marvelous control. Many times during
the past few days the suggestion has
been made that Bryan would swing
his strength to this or that candidate,
and democrats who were anxious to
organize a winning coalition Invest!
gated and " found that outside of the
Nebraska delegation, the former candi
date had no following save a few scat
tering delegates who were bound by
the unit rule and Instructed.
Second Plaes Lost Sight Of.
So much attention has been given
to the presidential nomination that no
conclusion has ben reached regarding
the vice presidency.. Friends of ex
Senator Turner of Washington believe
he will be nominated. Thus far no sign
has been given by the leaders that a
candidate will be sought on the Pacific
coast. The suggestion has been made
that Rose of Wisconsin might be se
lected, but that state refuses to have
him considered, for fear that anything
of the kind might be considered as
disloyal to E. C. Wall as the presiden
tial candidate. Benjamin F. Shlveley
and John W. Kern of Indiana and Da
vid R. Francis of Missouri have been
mentioned In connection with the sec
ond place, but no effort has been made
to secure consideration for any of
The national committee held this
afternoon what wiU probably be its
last meeting. The reports of the sub'
committees appointed to hear contests
were heard and concurred in. Not one
contest was successful The majority
ot these will go before the committee
TAMMANY STILL FIGHTING.
Hss Not Csssed Its Wsrfare on Par
St. Louis, July 5. Tammany fur
nished one of the few sensational Inci
dents of the day by swiftly back
tracking on the semi-official announce
ment that it had dropped its opposi
tion to Parker. During the forenoon
the organization allowed It to become
known through some ot Its most prom
Inent representatives that It had de
tided to Join the Parker forces. After
a period of silence they renewed war
fare against his candidacy. V
Senator Dowling.on behalf of Charles
F. Murphy, made this statement:
"Parker cannot be nominated. We
have 400, or more than one-third of
the convention, pledged against him.
He cannot be nominated. Only this
afternoon we won three new states to
It was said by other Tammany men
that the real object of the fight was
McClellan but Senator Dowling pro
tested that Tammany was simply
against Parker. Closing his interview,
he said, significantly:
"You'll see a very hard light on the
DUTCH FIGHT THE NATIVES.
Inflict Heavy Loss In Bsttles With the
Achinez 8oldiers. ,
Amsterdam, July 6. A dispatch from
Batavla, the capital of the Dutch East
Indies, says that ths commander of the
expedition to North Achln (Northern
Sumatra) attacked Likat June 20.
The Achtnes loss was 432 killed, In
eluding 2S1 women and 88 children, and
54 wounded. Seventeen prisoners were
taken. The Dutch casualties Included
the commander, a lieutenant two ser
geants and 13 soldiers wounded.
On June 23 the Dutch troops attacked
Langatbars, where the Achlnez losses
were 6S4 killed. Including 18 women
and 130 children, and 49 wounded.
Twenty-eight prisoners were taken.
The Dutch losses were a captain, 22
soldiers and six coolies wounded.
INCIDENT IS NOW CLOSED.
President of Hsyti Apologizes to Of
Berlin, July .A dispatch from Port
An Prince, Hayti, says that all the sol
diers ot ths palace guard concerned In
the recent attack on the French and
German ministers have been severely
punished,' and as President Nord, in
formal audience, apologized to both
ministers, the Incident is now closed.
The Weather. 4
Portland, July 6. For Western Ore
gon: . Wednesday, fair and warmer.
Washington: Fair and continued
Eastern Oregon and Idaho: Partly
cloudy and continued warm. ,
THE SANE FOURTH AND
SOME OF IT8 VICTIMS.
Seattle Negress Kills Whits Woman
While Cslsbrating and 8an Fran
cisco Boy Is Fatally Shot
Seattle, July 5. Mrs. 8. N. Nelsch, a
white woman, was Instantly killed in
the lower part of the city yesterday by
Ethel Berry, a colored woman, who, to
celebrate the Fourth, flred a revolver
which she thought was loaded with
blank'' cartridges." Thlrty-two-callber
bullets were In the revolver. One of
these struck the woman In the breast
She died In two minutes.
The Berry woman was standing; on
the side porch of her bouse when she
fired the revolver, thinking, she said,
Into the air. Mrs. Nelsch was in the
back yard of her own home, 200 feet
away. A stray buUet struck her.
The negress and two companions who
were with her were arrested. They
will be held as witnesses until after
the coroner's " inquest on Wednesday.
The police are satisfied that the shoot
lng was purely accidental
San Francisco Boy Shot
San Francisco, July 6. While watch
ing a fire last night at Fifth and Bry
ant streets, Johnny Martenson, a boy
of 9 years, living at 412 1-2 Fifth street
was shot in . the left side of the nose
by some unknown person.- The boy was
taken to the Central emergency bos
pttal, where It was found that a 22
callber bullet had entered the nose,
and, passing In back' of the left eye,
had entered the brain. There la very
little chance of bis recovery. No clew
of the person who fired the shot could
be found. " 1 '
MOYER FINALLY RELEASED.
Head of Miners' Union Freed on Giving
Denver, July 5. Charles H. Moyer,
president of the Western Federation of
Miners, was released from custody by
Sheriff Bell of Teller county in this
city this afternoon, after furnishing
bonds for $10,000 on the charges of
murder and inciting riot filed against
him at Cripple Creek.
Bonds were provided by a guarantee
company. Mr. Moyer has been a pris
oner 103 days, and during the greater
portion of that time was confined in
the bullpen at Tellurtde on the plea of
Bonds were also furnished here today
for Vice President J. C. Williams and
Assistant Secretary James Klrwin of
the Western Federation of Miners. The
other executive officers of the federa
tion, all of whom are included in the
information filed at' Cripple Creek, are
not now in the state. Secretary-Treasurer
William D. Haywood, it was an
nounced, has gone to Chicago, but will
return in a few days. C . ...
Passengers and Members of Crew
of Ill-Fated Norge Brought
to Aberdeen by Traw
ler Largo Bay.
Had Been Adrift For Six Days and
Were Almost Exhausted
LITTLE HOPE FOR OTHERS
Search For Mining' Boats Will
Be Continued, However
Number Unaccounted for
ov About 627.
Aberdeen, Scotland, July 5. Another
boatload of 17 survivors of the ill
fated Danish steamer . Norge were
landed here tonight by the steam traw
ler Largo Bay.
Six hundred and twenty-seven per
sons are missing, it is reported. The
contingent now being cared for at
Aberdeen consists of 12 passengers, the
third mate of the Norge, the quarter
master, the steward, the lamp trim
mer and one member of the crew.
They drifted at the mercy of the
Atlantic for six days. When their
water and food were, gone, and when
the occupants were almost too ex
hausted to hope, a salt hove In sight
This was July 4, when the boat was
about 88 miles off Stkllda, Those res
cued had eked out an existence on two
biscuits per day.
SMALL HOPE FOR OTHERS. '
Search Will, Howsvtr, Bs Vigorously
Prosecuted for Them.
London, July 5. The passing of an
other day with no news of the missing
boats of the ill-fated Danish steamer
Norge lessens the hope that a few more
of the long list of victims might have
been counted among, the survivors.
The search of neighboring waters will,
however, be prosecuted until the last
hope has gone.
The Danish government and the
steamship company have sent out a
steamship to search the seas tor boats,
and the vessel will visit all the islands
within the possible radius, but the
rescued at Grimsby and Stornway, who
have gone through the terrible ex
perience, believe there is now. little
ground for hope unless an outgoing
vessel should have picked up one or
more boats, or unless the survivors
have landed at Stkllda and Flannan
At Portland Los -Angeles, 5; Port
At Tacoma San Francisco, 1; Ta
At Seattle Oakland, 1; Seattle, 11.
At New York Philadelphia, 2; New
York, 6. r f
At Cleveland St Louis, 4; Cleve
land, 14. . ( , ,
At Boston Washington, 2; Boston, 4.
At Boston Brooklyn, 3; Boston, 7.
At Philadelphia New' York, 6; Phil
TAKES UP PUBLIC BUSINESS.
President Assumes Duties in Capital
at Oyster Bay.
Oyster Bay, L. I.. July 5. President
Roosevelt today transacted the first .
public business he has taken up since
his arrival here on Saturday. While
nothing of serious importance was con
sidered, he and Secretary Loeb spent
two or three hours in disposing of
minor public matters.
The president has not yet taken up
the question of the appointment of a
successor of the late J. II. Brigham,
late assistant secretary of agriculture,
and it may be some time before the
appointment 1 announced..
The only , visitor of Importance to
Sagamore Hill during the early part ot
today will be Senator Beveridge of In
diana. He is a guest of Joseph Searce
at the latter's country home not far
from Sagamore ilill , It was the first
time since the Chicago convention that
the president and Senator Beverldg
have met. and their interview was
purely Informal and" a friendly ex
change of views on political subjects,
and was without special significance.
Colorado Springs, Colo., July 5. -A
special to the Gazette trom Cripple
Creek says that a Short Line passengei
car from a train westbound from Colo
rado Springs to Cripple Creek Jumped
the track tonight near Cameron, eight
miles from Cripple Creek, and was
overturned. , , Two passengers were
killed and 15 wounded.