The morning Astorian. (Astoria, Or.) 1899-1930, August 04, 1904, Image 1

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Republican Nominee for Vice Pres
ident Apprised of Conven
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1 Exer -TaKe Place on the Ver-
J4' falrbank'i Beautiful
, .jme at Indianapolis.
hay 8tre on OoUl StantlarU
and Protective Turift Policy
and Predict Hhcwm
In November.'
InillunupolU. Aug. 3.Chnii- W.
Fairbanks. Rxfilor United Htt ?"'
lor from Indiana, was today formally
nnjiflpij of hi nomination for vice
prlicnt of the United mte by th
roiiublliimt tmtloilttl convention, ,s The
never rendered a more Important ser
vice to the country than when It es-
tabllnh3 the g old , standard. Under
It we have Increased our currency aup-
pty sufficiently to m?t the normal re
quirement of business. Jt in gratify
ing that the convention made frank
and explicit declaration of the Inflex
ible purpose of the party to maintain
the gold eundard. It la eental not
only that the etendard. should,, be a
rood aa the beat In the world, but that
the people ahould have the asaurance
that It will be ao maintained.
"The enemies of sound money were
powerful enough to auppreee mention
of the gold atandard In the platform
lately adopted by the democratic na
tional convention. The leader of de
mocracy In two great national cam
paign haa declared alnce the adjourn
ment of the convention that aa eoon
s the election la over, he will under
take to organise the force within the
democratic party for the next national
ctaietat, for the purpose of advancing
the radical pollde for which hla ele
ment of the party stand. He frankly
aaya that the money question la for
the ortsent In abeyance. In view of
these palpable facta, It la not the part
of wisdom to abandon our vigilance In
iiffiniar.JlfiB the tnteirrliy of our
money ytm. - We must have not only
'a president who I unalterably com
mitted to the gold atandard, but both
hmmra nf iiimri-M In entire accord
with him upon the subject
In congress and nt "with the pr
repuWlcan . WMtwua. -v . m- to d,-
notlflcatloii waa made by fclinu jiooi,'
, , jernime ur mnir.j ...
former secretary or war, i.
I Though the chief executive ahould op
pose the congren acting within lia
Dorary chairman of the convention.)
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The mla,a war nwa on in, contltutional authority.
veranda of Senator Kalrbanka 0r(hfow of change
ful home, in im prewnce a maniu tlindtira.
bera of the notincatlon committee, con- proteolvf
aladng of one member from ch ,ei jurtMlction' In the In
and lerruory. tne governor no M(IJtntnt of lh country
atate omcera or ina.ana. ne rep..- E mml vfu1
Ington; J. Q. A. Eowlby, of Aatorla;
secretary and treasurer, Tiwmaa Rich
ardiion, of Portland.
Ominous Silence Prevails and St, Pet
ersburg Believes Situation Must Be
Most Serious at Front.
Report Comes of Sinking of Japanese Cruiser Kisuga, but it Is
Not Verified Officers cf Vladivostok squadron Are
Indignant Because of Criticism Which Has
,. Resulted From Recent Raid. . i
dlana republican congreealonal deliga
tlon, Indiana delegate and alternale
to the national convention, the atate
central commute, ana tne fP-JciB be tltMy ,ntriwj t0 the repub
K.l'rlal Aaaoclatlon. All then bad! ........... ............
part of our Industrial ayaicm, and
muat be maintained unimpaired. When
altered condition make changea In
achedule deelrable. their modification
w n I!ljr' lnvltd. ' '
On the lawn aurroundlng three aldi-a
f the reddence, and extending far on
all aide beneath the great foreat treea,
were acveral thouaand frlenda, neigh-
.Ucan, rrv, tf
be changed
I by the eiumiie i.iv . . :n aJong free
trade Inea, uncertainly would take the
place of certainty, and a reaction would
aurely follow to the injury of the wage
bora and political aupporter of thej .ove, t!n,.rtalnty wxr,
mine confidence and loa of confldenci
afnlor aenator. Maaaed In a body were
1000 member of the Marlon Club, who
had acted aa eacort for the dlatln
gulxhed visitor. King were aeen
everywhere. The houae waa eloborate
,ly decorated, and on one aide of the
lawn two Wirge tent were topped by
waving banner. The day wa one of
the moat beautiful of the year.
The epeclally Invited gueata were
eerved with luncheon In large tenta on
the lawn: the general public wa
aerved with light refreehm'ent In the
houae, and a photograph of the candi
date and committee waa taken from
the step of the veranda.
The notification apeech waa delivered
by Ellhu Root, and Mr. Fairbanks re
aponded aa follow:
Fairbanks' Acceptance.
"Mr, Root and Gentlemen of the Com
mittee: I thank you for the very gen
erous term In which you have con
.veyed the official notification of my
nomination for vce president of the
United Btatea. The unsolicited and
unanimous nomination by th repub
lican party la a call to duty wb.- h I
am pleased to obey
"I accept the commission which you
bring with a profound sense of the
dignity and responsibllltle of the ex
alted poaltlon for which I have been
nominated. My. utmost endeavor will
be to discharge In full measure the
trust, If the action of the convention
shall meet the approval of the Amere
lean people.
"The platformadopted by the con
vention I an explicit and emphatic
declaration of the prlnclplea In entire
harmony with those palicle of our
party which have brought great honor
ai nrosnerltv to our common coun
try, and which, if continued, will bring
u like blessing In the future.
"The monetary and economic poli
cies which have been so forcibly re
announced, lie at the very foundation
of our Industrial life, and are essen
tial to the fullest development of our
national strength. They give vitality
to our manufactures and commerce,
and if Impaired or overthrown, there
would lnexitably ensue a period of In
dustrial depress -m.'to the serious In
Jury of the vast teresta of both labor
and capital. j ,
"The republic! party since It pre
served the Intei ty ot the republic
and gave freedq jto the oppressed,
breeds confusion and dlstreaa In com
merclal affair.
"The convention wa wlae not only
In lta enunciation of party policies
but In tla nomnation of a candidate for
the presidency. During the lut three
yeare, Preeldent Roosevelt ha been
confronted with large and aerlou
questions. These he haa met and aolv
ed with high wisdom and courage. The
charges made against him In the dem
ocratic platform find an Irrefutable
answer In hla splendid administration.
never surjuused In all the history of
the republic and never equaled by the
party who aeeka to discredit it.
"The election of the president Is
Imperatively demanded by those whose
success depends upon the continuance
of a Bafe, conservative and efficient ad
ministration of public affair.
We have an ample record of deeds
done, of beneficent thing accomplish
ed In the public Interest. The vast
buslnes of the government haa been
well administered. The lawa have been
enforced fearlessly and Impartially
The treasury ha been adequately sup
plied with revenue, and the financial
credit of the government waa never
better. Our foreign tade balance con
tinue to Increase our national wealth.
We have adopted an irrigation policy
which will build home In the arid re
gion of the west. The Panama canal,
the hope of centuries, i In course of
construction under the sole protection
ot the American flag., pi I
, "W have peace and great prosperity
at home and are upon term of good
neighborhood to the entire world.
These condition constitute the strong
est possible assurance for the future.
'Later I ahall avail myself of a fa
vorable opportunity to submit to you,
and through you, to my fellow cltlaens,
a fuller expression cf my view con
cerning the question now in Issue.
Permit me again to thank you and
to express the belief that we may con
fidently submit . our cause to the can
did and patriotic Judgment of our
Fish Fall From Sky.
Bt Peteraburg, Aug. 3, There haa
been complete and ominous alienee re
garding the event at the front since
the receipt of Kuropatkln'a brief dia
patch of August 2. There are neither
official nor prea dispatches late to
night to Indicate the progrts of the
fighting around Llao Yang, where It la
felt the moat serious situation muat
exist. It la thought possible there may
be a temporary lull. The terrible heat
alone would be enough to demoralise
the armlf. and It would not be eur
prlnlng If. coupled with aeverul day
of never fighting. It forced both aides
to halt to recuperate.
There 1 the gravest anxiety to lear
whether or not Kuropatkln la seriously
giving battle or le determinedly screen
ing the withdrawal" of hla main force.
There la a persistent atory admit that
the Russian army haa been moving
north for several daya, but this can
not be confirmed. No Information can
be obtained tonight regarding the re
ported sinking of the Japanese armored
crulaer Kaauga.
Vladivostok Squadron Commander
Say He Acted Within Right.
, Vladivostok, Aug. S. The reception
to the cruisers Roasla, Gromobol and
Rurik on their return from their lat
est expedition waa enthusiastic. Aa a
result of the cruise. naal offlcera be
lieve, a check will be given British and
American ahipownera carrying contra
band of war. Officials of the aquad
ron are Indignant over the criticism
of the British and American newa-
papera "over the lawless acta of the
crulsera," asserting thai Admiral Jes
sen displayed the greatest humanlty
and acted within hla rights and in
structions. Referring specially to the
case of the Knight Commander, a high
Russian officer Bald to the Associated
Press correspondent:
"The Irresponsible protest of the
British newspapera In thia case are
perhapa pardonable, but the protest of
the British government, even before it
was possible to know any of the clr-
cumstancea aurroundlng the action of
Admiral Jeaaen, waa certainly strange.
The captain of the Knight Commander
does not deny that his cargo was con
traband of war."
McCormlck ha cabled the stale de
partment from St. Petersburg that In
reply to Inquiries relative to the seiz
ure of the Hamburg-American .line
steamer Arabia the Russian minister
for foreign afflra has said:
"The Arabia was' taken to Vladivo
stok and the cause of her seizure laid
before the local authorities. Upon the
decision of this court will reat the
question aa to whether or not the
Arabia will be released or treated aa
a prise." . ,
Russian Gunboat Blown Up.
London, Aug. 4. The Daily Mall this
morning baa the following from New
Chwang: "The Russian gunboat
Slvoch haa been deserted and blown
up near 8ancha, and the crew, with
the vessel's guns, have started for Liao
Fifteen Hundred Dead on the
Field of Tomucheng.
Westerners Ar Not Opposed to Pros-
. orvation of the Forests.
Denver, Aug. a. The conference be
tween the western stockmen and the
federal special land commission was
called to order at the headquarters of
the National Livestock Association at
10 o'clock this morning by President
P. J. Hagenbarth, of Utah. Clifford
Plnchot, chief forester of the govern
ment; P. H. Newell, In charge of the
reclamation service, and 100 delegate
representing every western state and
territory were present.
The discussion today was on the bill
Introduced In the last congress for re
peal of the stone, timber and desert
land act and the commutation clause
of the homestead act The prevailing
aentiment waa against the bilL
Discussion of the forest reserve
problem brought out the fact that the
western stockmen are not opposed to
preservation of the forests. Their
grievance la that grazing and agrl
cultural lands are often Included In the
reserves, from which stock Is exclud
ed. They also ask that the rules gov
erning mese reserves oe moomea, so
that Bheep may graze upon them as
well aa cattle.
Disposition of Vessel Rests With
Vladivostok Authorities.
Washington, Aug, 8. Ambassador
Toklo. Aug. S, 10 a. m. The Japanese
defeated the Russians at Tomucheng
(Slmoucheng) and drove them toward
Haicheng In aaharjk Jlght which be
gan last Saturday and ended on Sun
day. '
The Russians left 1500 dead on the
field and lost six guna. The Russians
occupied a range ot high hills north of
Tamucheng (Slmoucheng) which were
Btrongly defended with covered trench
es, fortresses and covered emplace
ments which consumed months in con
structing. The Japanese seized a range
of heights to the southward on Sat
urday. They began the attack at day
light on Sunday. The Japanese left
wing encountered a severe opposition,
The Russlana were gradually reinforced
and their artillery waa increased to
21 guns. The Japanese, who were also
reinforced, renewed the attack at
o'clock in the afternoon and drove the
Russians northward. The Japanese
right, exposed to a severe artillery
fire, waa forced to halt. The Russians,
who were reinforced, assumed the of
fensive at 5:30 o'clock In the evening,
but were repulsed with a heavy loss.
The Russian artillery prevented the
Japanese from pursuing and during theJ
night the Russians withdrew toward
Haicheng. The Japanese casualties
were about 400.
General Kurokl has telegraphed that
in the two days' fighting at Yangzu
Ling and Yushullntzu his losses were
six officers killed. 16 officers wounded
and 950 men killed and wounded.
Blalystok, Russia, Aug. J. During a
downpour of. rain there wa a regular
shower of Bmall fish here.
Will Build Extensive System of Elso-
trio Lin Out of County Seat
of Fertile Lan.
Eugene. Ore., Aug. S. The Wll
lamette Valley Electric Railway Com
nanr naa Deen incorporated, wun
capitalisation of 11.000,000, by Con
gressman J. P. Wilson, of Arizona; M.
S. Taft, a capitalist of Btngnampton,
N. Y., and director of the Blnghamp-
ton Trust Company; W. T. WItsey, of
Arizona, and others.
The purpose of the Incorporators Is
tp build lines radiating from Eugene
Into the farming districts. Franchises
will be asked for lines from Eugene
to Cottage Grove, Corvallls on the
west. Blue River on the east and Sa
lem on the north. This latter line is
intended to connect with the electric
line which, It Is said, will connect
Portland and Salem.
Today's Weather.
Oregon, . Washington and Idaho,
Thursday, fair and continued warm.
Organization la Effected, Judge Bowl
by, of Astoria, Being Selected as
On of Vice-Presidents.
Portland, Aug. 3. The Oregon De
velopment League, which had been
holding a convention In this city for
the past two days, adjourned thia after
noon after a very successful and en
thusiastic meeting.
Resolutions were adopted Indorsing
the portage railway at the dalles of the
Columbia, favoring deepening of the
Columbia river and bar and advocating
extension of Irrigation projects.
The executive committee was em
powered to raise the necessary funds
for the expioltatlon of Oregon's re
sources In whatever part of the coun
try It Is deemed advisable, and take
steps to secure Bettlers and induce cap
ital to locate within the borders of the
The following officers were elected:
President, E. L. Smith, of Hood River;
vice-presidents, F. J. Blakely, of Rose
burg; J. G. Graham, of Salem; A. Ben
nett, of Irrlgon; J. H. Atkin, of Hunt-
Chooses National Executive Committee
for Coming Campaign.
Indianapolis. Aug. 3. Thomas Tag-
gart, chairman of the national demo
cratlc committee, tonight announced
the following officers of the committee
and the following members of the na
tional executive committee:
Vice-chairman, Delancey Nlcoll, " of
New York; treasurer, George Foster
Pea body, of New York; executive com
mittee, w. K. Sheehan, chairman, of
New York; August Belmont, of New
York; John R. McLean, United States
Senator Thomas S. Martin, of Vir
ginia; J. M. Guffey, of Pennsylvania;
former United States Senator James
Smith, Jr.. of New Jersey; Timothy E.
Ryan, of Wisconsin.
Added to the announcements of ap
pointment, Chairman Taggart made
the following statement:
"The campaign executive committee
will have the advice of Senator Gor
man'a Judgment and experience In the
campaign, he agreeing to keep in close
touch wth the management at all
times. The executive committee will
meet in the Hoffman house, New York
city, August 8."
Ice Men Ordered to Join Union
Men Who Have Left Their
Places at the Pack
ing Houses.
If Order Can Be Inforced Many
Will Be Compelled to Fore
go Fresh Meat
Order Drivers of Ice Wagons t
Stop Deliveries to Retail
Houses Which Have
Been Unfair.
Chicago, Aug. I. The threatened
spread of the strike at the stockyard
to outside industries came tonight,
when an order was Issues Dy the team
sters' union forbidding driver of Ice
wagon to make any deliveries to re
tail butchers who, since the packing
house teamster went on strike, have
been hauling meat from the packing
houses in their own wagons. As the
refrigerators in most markets do not
hold enough ice to last longer than 48
hours, the order to cut ft the supply
of ice, if it can be enforced, means that
many persons will be compelled to
forego fresh meat
Outside the decision ot the striking
unions to extend the strike to the ice
men there was little change from yes
terday in the situation at the stock
yards. With their new employes an
those who have deserted the unions,
the packers managed to dispose of fultr
50 per cent a much work as Is car
ried on under normal conditions.
While admitting the packers are do
ing considerable business, strike lead
ers declare the employer are losing
money on every animal slaughtered,
aa unskilled worker waste the by
products. It is on these waste products
that the packers base their profits.
Another cf Men Implicated in Bear
mouth Holdup Is Jailed.
St. Paul. Aug. 3. Northern Pacific
secret service officers today arrested
John Christie, at Hope, N. D. Christie
was Implicated with George Hammond
In the Bearmouth (Mont.) train rob
bery. Christie, according to the officers,
confessed his part in the holdup, and
when captured had $700 or SS00 and
some diamonds taken from the express
messenger's safe. Christie was tracked
rrom place to place over the moun-!part 0f their business and that fie
tain ranges to Wallace and then to livestock dealers will do all that Is poa
Spokane, and finally reached Hope. slble to assist In the defeat. Since the
where he was captured. (strike the independent plants of Chi-
The officers say they now have
Effect of Strike, According to
Union Secretary.
Chicago, Aug. 3. Homer D. Call In
ternational secretary of the butchers"
organization, said today:
"The greatest feature of the strike
is that the meat trust has been brok
en. Instead of tne pacKers disrupting1
the union, the disintegration of one of
the greatest combinations the world.
has ever seen has already set In. For
ten years, from 1S90 to 1900, the con
solidation of the meat companies was
carried on, and from 1741 packing
plants in this country the number was
reduced to "60.
Now the tide will set in the other
way. Tne paeaers Know max xney
have already lost control of a lorg"
cago, Louisville, Cincinnati, Indian-
trie men concerned in the Bearmouth Japolls, Pittsburg and Springfield, Mass,
roDDery. I have been workina niaht and day. This
will never be regained by the
Send Word to Park?r That H Will
Assist the Party,
Esopus, AugC 3. Mr. and Mrs. Ed
ward C. Wall, of Wisconsin, reached
Rosemounth today, remained to lunch
eon and spent the afternoon with Judge
"The public Is supporting the Inde
pendent plants because of the damag
ing evidence secured by the govern
ment against the meat monopoly."
Objeot to Increased Tariffs.
Rio de Janeiro, Aug. 3. The cham-
Parker. Wall brought a message direct ber of deputies having passed on its
from William J. Bryan, assuring Park- flrgt reading a bill .raining the custom
er that Bryan will place himself at the tariffs to a prohibitive rate without
disposal of the national democratic 'consultina the budsret committee, the
committee to do everything in his
power to Insure the party's success this
Topeka, Kan., Aug. - 4. The state
democratic convention adjourned at
2:30 this morning after nominating a
set of Parker and Davis electors. Half
the state ticket was chosen by the
populists. The populists adjourned at
1 o'clock, having nominated Watson
and Tibbets electors and half the state
representatives here of the United
States, Great Britain, Germany, Aus
tria, Belgium, France and Italy have
simultaneously approached the gov
ernment asking it to use its Influence
with congress for the maintenance of
the old tariffs.
Offer Reward for Robbers.
El Paso, Aug. 3. The Rock Island
railroad and the United States Express
companies have offered a reward of
$2000 for the capture of the robbers
who held up the Rock Island train near
Tucumcari on Saturday night.
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