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CIRCULATION OR THErr C 0)T
JOURNAL. YESTERDAY' 10,00
, VOL. I. NO. 16.
PORTLAND, OREGON, SUNDAY MORNING, . JULY ;3, 1904.
PRICE FIVE CENTS..
; Parl(eii Hearst and Gor
man Meii Prepare for
Great Cpntest v ;
MANY PLATFORM IDEAS
General Feeling 1$ That Strong Antl
Trust Plank, Will Be'lncorpor
V' ated Gossip of the ' -Convention.
, , , (Jokmi apodal. Swrje.) - v;-
Bt Louis, July a. All indications ara
that tha ooming Democratlo convention
will ba one of .tha moat lntereatlng po
litical gatherings of raoant years.
All the great, leaders will ba present
-There wlll ba nothing out . and dried
about It. Ths delegates themselves will
decide what they want to) dor .And tt la
becaua tba delegatea ara. as. yat uncer
tain as to their courae; became there
ara ao many poaalbllltiea m tba situs
tlon; and because of tha vast Intereata
Involved, that each day's, session of tha
convention will 'present a scene of fever
lsh excitement and wild acclaim which
will make it memorable In- hlatory.
Tha Bevised Platfornk
. .Hera la the revised presidential
'program and platform of the New
York state Parker managers, de
termined upon . t an '-all night
aad day conferences, the chief partici
pants In which ware David B. Hill. Ed
ward Murphy, Jr., William T. Sheehan,
Patrick H. McCarren, Slllott Danforth
, ana iiicaii ,,uuuur;
Flrt Try and fore tha nomination
-f-Jtidre barker o aeoon ballot- -.Second
Offer tha vice pmlddncy to
; fihlvely-of . Indiana or any other -man
" Taarart may elect. , . i-
Third Insist -that the platform Icnor
-the Colcago and Kansas CHk planks of
,1888 and J too, but reaffirm tha gold
standard "and tariff' for revenue only
, planks In the Tilden platform of 117.
' .. . Fourth.Keafflrm tba August Bel-
jnont Kust plank of tha Albany platform.
rAs tha Parker-campaign guardians
' Sped toward - the convention city they
grew ' more and 'mora alarmed at, the
' activity of the Cleveland boomers, whose
movements were reported by special
messenger from St Louis and - dther
. points. :
ESI Za alarmed.
Hill bad dinged Into his ears the warn- 4
"Ton will have tonomlnata Parker on
. first or second ballot or he Is a goner."
) Sheehan, Parker's personal repreaenta-
- tlva and, cholce,for chairman of the na
. tlonal committee, received- telegrams
from every station that so worried him
'' that he abruptly terminated any pro-
jected Interview with: '
"I know nothing and I won't talk
, about anything of which I possess no
. Senator McCarren. however, braved ail
. threatened disaster by stoutly proclaim-
Ing his allegiance to the New York
- Jurist and ro-aesertlng bis belief that he
would be nominated on a gold standard
platform. At tha cloae of tha pro-
, traded consultation with Measrs. H1U.
Murphy and Sheehan, ba said:. " .
"Just as we were about to reach tha
' city In which will ba nominated, In
. my Judgment; the next ' president and
vice president of the United StateaJ
; still maintain that I have no doubt of
-the delegation of Judge Parker for the
bead of the ticket"
Tba Orgasisatloa. - -"
John Sharp 'Williams of Mlftslsslppt,
minority floor leader In eongreaa, will
be temporary 'chairman of tha Dem
: oo ratio national convention and the tem
porary secretary will "be Charles A. I
: Walsh - of Iowa, aecretary of the
National committee, unless the full com
- mlltee should refuse to llUn to the
reo'ommendalonn of tha sub-oommlttee
z on arrangements, which Is not at all
' likely. The aeleetlon of Mr. WUllams
; , and Mr. Walsh occurred at tha nwet
. . tng of sub-committee yesterday after
. noon by a unanimous vote In each in
. atanoe. - Other recommendations for ap
' polntmant by the full committee were
, captain Frank Bnist of Chicago , for
door-keeper, M. W. Blumenberg of 'Ar
kansas ss offlclal reporter, and Edward
Sefton of Washington, D. C, as chief
assistant ''secretary. Tha full commit-
tea attended the meeting; Chairman
" ' Jonea of : Arkansas, Ouffey , of , Pnn--l
sylvanla, Johnson, of Kansas, Mack of
New York, Campau of Michigan, Head
of Tennessee, snd Osborne of Wyoming.
a?, other business .beard at the
I .. . aWMSfes ' - - i Mil ,4 bVa. ' 1. Mil li. v -a 'Aisj I"- I v m 1 Mk f ""'.111 I'l W V 1 J 4 JUIlt.-. Ii , ' t I l i II '
I J III ill
Union of State Coinmer-
ciaKBodies Is Almost s
Great Work Local Enthusiasm ,,
Is r Roused to-a -Very
High Pltcli... . 'L:
POLITICAL BRONCHO-BUSTERS GET READY FOR BUSINESS.
(Continued on Page Three,)
. i .i
(Special Dlapatch by Leased Wire to Tbe Jearsal)
Baa Francisco, July i. E. H. Harrl-
man - is aendlng to Southern Paclflo
stockholders in this city, as well as
elsewhere, a circular letter setting forth
the reasons why.. h wants them at. a
meeting, of holders of stock at Beche
mont a suburb of Louisville, Ky., July
to, to' authorise the directors to issue
UOO.OOO.OOtf of preferred stock from
time tq time and to sell I40.00a.e09 of
tha amount atmcet par, dividends on
tha latter to be -7 per cent annually.
Accompanying this letter is a blank
power of attorney, which la to ba filled
out by tha stockholder, and which au
thorises EL II. Harrlman, W. D. Cornish
and Alexander P. Humphrey to vote) his
stock at tha meeting.
The letter In part reads as- follows: '
. Lnrge expenditures have been-made
In recent years, as stated In tha annual
reports, for betterments and additions
to existing lines, new equipment, new
steamships, real estate and other prop
erty, the construction of wharves,
docks, elevators ' and other ' Improve
ments . at Galveston, the. conatructlon
and advances on account of construc
tion, of additional lines,, and for other
corporate purposes; and, as shown by
such reports, these expenditures were
met -chiefly from .earnings and loana.
"In order to provide the capital nec
essary to discharge all floating debt
and for all addltlona and betterments
authorised and contemplated during the
next year and for other corporate pur
poses tha .issuance of such preferred
stock to the amount of $40,000,000 at
this time la deemed expedient
. "Tha proceeds from tha sale of this
stock. In addition- to providing for. the
needs above mentioned, will tenable the
company to " refund bonded obligations
maturing during tba next three years,
amounting to over 161,000,000, on a much
more favorable basis of credit 'and
leave over $30,000,000 of free anj nego
tiable assets In the treasury.",
Tha stock now - outstanding, $147,
000.000 in round -numbers, -will become
common shares If tha preferred stock
la issued. No dividends have ever been
paid. on It .The Harrlman people con
tend that the company is pressed for
money. It must be raised either by a
bond or ' preferred stock.- Issue. - - New
bonds would have to be a second "mort
gage to the present bonded debt and In
their opinion such new bonds could not
ba sold at this time. - i , ; ., .
MOVES A REVIEW IN
KLAMATH LAND CASE
. (Waafclat tea Banes of The Journal) .
Washington. July I. William B. Mat
thews, attorney for the state of Ore
gon today Jlled a motion In the Interior
department for a review of Secretary
Hitchcock's adverse decision In the
Klamath swamp land esse, .-
YOSEMITE PARK .
SWEPT BY FIRE
(Special Dlapatch by Leased Wire to
' Tosemlte, Cel., July $. A for
est Are started last avanlng at
tha foot- of Mount Starr King In
Yosemlte park. . At first it wss
thought that It waa only a
campnre,' but this morning it
wss burning - and had already
spread over a considerable area.
Ouardlan J. F. Stevena 'sent a
gang of men up this morning
and is getting a second crew
together to send up later.
BRITISH HAVE WON
' THEIR WAY IN TIBET
(Copyright, Hearst ' News errfea, Vr Leved
Wire ta.The Journal.) .
OyanUe, July I. The Impression here
Is thmt a settlement will bo reached be
tween the- British and Tibetan govern
ments without further military opera
tions. Tonga Poulop leading Bhutan
chief, carrying a letttr from Dalai Lama,
came into camp tins evening with a
large retinue. He had a long confer
ence with Colonel YOunghuaband.
The Dalai Lama s letter requested
Poulop to use his good offices in bring
ing about a settlement snd named the
Dalai Lama's representatives, who, . It
Is believed, have already arrived at
Jong. .. . :'.'- .
' Slipping upon a Russian captain and
his wife In the darkness of the night
fatally stabbing them and then making
good their escape is a story of Chinese
treachery brought from Shanghai by- the
American achooner Eldorado, which ar
rived in port last night -
Shortly' after tha . Eldorado reached
Shanghai A Russian stesm whaler put
into port It was noticed v that the
Chinese began to eye her with suspic
ion. One night a number of them went
stealthily .aboard and crept upon the
captain and, his wife when they were
fast asleep. Drawing large knives, they
stabbed the sleeping Inmates to the
heart and, after ransacking the 'ship,
made their ; escape. The next day It
was .'given : out in official ctrclea that
the couple had been murdered by rob
bers but there waa no attempt made to
apprehend the criminals. .
None of the white residents of the eltv
believed that robbery was the motive,
but declared that the crime waa com
mitted for no other reason than that
the Chinese bad a loathing for Rus
sians. There were captains of other
rationalities In port at the same time
who had plenty of money, and although
it would have been Just as easy to have
robbed them they were never molested.
At the time that 'war was declared.
explained those who came in on the tl
dorado Isst night there was a Russian
gunboat at Shanghai, and she Is still
there. Tbe Chinese dismasted her and
took the guns. ashore, and tha gunboat
Is being. held helplesk. ' It Is said thst
he. may be permitted to sail when
peace la restored. No attempt has been
made to kill the officers.
There are many warships from other
nations in that vicinity, and It la aald
that the Crlnese do not dare go too far
In giving an expression of their hatred
for the Russians. Just outside the har
bor there is a squadron of 10 British
warships, while not far distant la a
fleet of five Amerlcam menof war.
Ail' great powers sre closely guarding
their varied Interests, and are ready to
back up their claims by a resort to
nna, . , ' .. .' .:.'
' OFFICERS FOR YEAR
(Special Dl patch jr Leased Wire to The Journal)
Santa Rosa, CaL. July 2. Today waa
an important one with the state Chris
tian Endeavoeesav, Thl day's business
Included the selection of Ssnta Barbara
as tha convention place for 1)06,' the
adopting of many resolutions and the
election of officers. The election of
offlcera resulted in tha election of the
following: ...... ,
Leon V. Shsw, president Los Angeles;
Dr. Kd. B. Newton, first vice-president
Ssnta Ana: Fred McNulta. second vice
president. Fortune;. M. O. Wiseman,
third- vice-president- Sacramento; W. T.
Jenkins, gnnersl secretary. Oakland; Q.
O. Matheaon, treasurer, San Francisco.
"Portland's ablest financiers and old
eft member of Oregon commercial life
were out In force last night and vig
orously applauded every stirring utter
ance made by the speakers who aided
1 M 111 ,V.V(FWWU ,U ..U'U. tfWIIUIMa lUWH
aivr v& m iiiurui prvmuuun cum-
mlttee, the guest- of tba Commercial
club.'- ...' .i .
The endorsement of the meeting and
AHa ,nniw(iillnti n Mr. .Tannin,,' vlmlfc.
meant much to Oregon and to tha city
of Portland. It means that Oregon snd
California and Portland and San Fran
cisco, from now. on are -to. work, as a
unit for the development of the entire
Pacific coast It also means that Ore
gon and Portland are to endorse what
has been accomplished In tha Qolden
state and like that stats are - to . form
a atate improvement assoclatln modeled
after the lines of thofce pertaining 'in
California, the work that waa- de
scribed by Mr. -Jennings in bis address.
' When the meetlna was called to order
tri the inaln auditorium of ' the 'Com
mercial Cluo 'ty n. as.- l ane, preaiaeni
of -tha club, sractlcallr all of the seats
were occupied. Facing the- audience
were Mr.-Cake and T. B. Wlloox, who
welcomed Mr. Jehnlnga ; on behalf of
the state, in the absence of Governor
Chamberlain, and Mayor Williams, who
welcomed him on behalf bf tha city-of
Portland. .1 -
Manager Tom Richardson of the club
delivered the closing addreaa
In opening the meeting Chairman Cake
aald:. . .. t . ,.-; . . .
"Mr. Jennings has come 100 -miles to
meet us, to get better acquainted with
us. to' tell us of the work that Has been
done by the California promotion com
mlttM of whic h he- ta at tha head, and
to aid us in the sromotion work which
wehaveso recently started. Our at-
niiras is- to loarR' wui .our iivisiiuuiv
It la but fitting that the atate should
give him welcome, and I , "hall ask Mr.
T. B. Wilcox to respond to him. jOen..
tlemen, Mr. Wilcox." 4 ,
In his address, which wsa repeatedly
applauded, Mr. Wllco said: - -
"Mr. Jennings and fellow oltlsens
On sccount of the unavoidable absence
of aovemor Chamberlain, he has re
auested me to -welcome you here to
night and to extend to you the hospi
tality of our stata la bis behalf,
At m iiwvit, mm i,uiriu mm at aa,
unusual, Jto welcome among ua a Call
fornlan whoae mind and time la occu
pied -4nconveylng to the American peo
ple, and those beyond our borders who
may come within reach of hla advertis
ing matter, some knowledge of the op
portunities which the Pacific coast of
fers to immigration.
"We have all traveled In California,
and have seen much of her wondrous
beauties,' her great expanse, and her
mass of products, not to mention her
wonderful climate; but wa who have
lived for U years in the northwest.
ina nave seen me liiue grain ueius ui
the Willamette valley epread - snd
broaden Into the great wheat country of
eastern Oregon snd Washington, , fol-"
lowed by the innumerable ships Of
the , Columbia river and Puget aouhd.
the great, fleet of steamers that con
nect our ports with tbe orient who
nave seen tne wneat neias or too Wil
lamette valley pasa on Into. fruit and
pasture wun greater remuiieratiuii,
who have seen the development of
dairying In Tillamook and the Nehalem. '
and who have aeon railroads built to
carry our timber resources o tha sast,
feel that In tha discovery and develop
ment of California, only a portion of tbe
Paclflo coast hss been touched. - . ,,
.'The Climate. ;
"Those of us who hsvo enjoyed health
and prosperity In the glorious climate
or uregona ana reel mil our. winter
rslna are but ample to insure the fertil
ity of our soil, who spend our summer
days of sunshine and breeae gating )a
-II ril,i.ilnti HnA th- lu.(la- aa Atia
scenery,, that seem to be gathered here .
In one great panorama, believe that tbe ,
(Continued on -Page Ten.) ;
Coprrlrtt 10H by P FOr.lller, "OS. ft-prlot-'d
la The Burulay Jouraal by SpecUt
There Is a general' feeling that his -
v"-polltlcr year Is gib wltb posslbtllOes-
Everywhere there 1 a tendency to rec
ognise' that tha national lasue between
the Republican and Democratlo parties ,
Is at, least debatable. Without attempt- ...
Ing to determine the degree to which
Democratlo hope la Justified, I shall try
to Indicate the conditions upah which,.
. aa ' it, seems to me. the reasopsblenesa
of such a hope depends, and to atate tha
action' necesssry to be taken by the St
v Louis ' conitrtimf In order to realise T
those conditional '
-No candid Democrat will claim that
bo can now sit-down with a table of .
.' the states before him and readily point
out the sources, of the electoral votes,.
essential to the choice of a Democratlo
president '- It is-perfectly clear ths
"-something like ' a political revolu-
- tlon must be' produced in certain'
localities or very generally If eueh a
result is to occur. Manifestly the vote
. east for the Bryan and Stevenson also-
- tors in 1(00, plus the ratable Incresse,
. will not suffice. The nominees at St "
"Louis, If they hope to win, must receive-
the votes of practically all Dem- "
ocrats, f nd anust also secure the votae
' of a large number of Republicans.! My
conviction Is thst It Is entirely possible
, for, tbe Democratlo convention ed to act
as to Insure both theee conditions.
First then, ss to uniting tha Demo
. ersts. This can be dons by naming a'
ticket and adopting a platform In bar- '
tnony with recognised Demooretlc prln-i
. clpkis applied to-important preaent Is
sues asUhese are today presented rn the
industrial and political axperlence of tba
; V nation. - It Is the- unspeakably good, foe -.tune
of the Democratlo party that the .
great general principles f -tts 'creed
were declared coevally with the., estsb
. llahment of this republic; that they are, '
v Indeed, the very principles upon .which
" ' the government Itself was founded.
These embody two fundamental concep-
tlona, the ona conditioning our conduct
toward foreign na tlona, and 'the other '
' , regulating our domestic policy: First
that the.cnnsent of tha governed Is. the
basis of aiy-Just government and that
. every nation la entitled to Independence
and self-regulntlon: secondly, thst op',
portunlty should be equal to all A marl- ,
' ran eltlaens. the lews guaranteeing, and
their enforcement effectuating, "equal
- rights to alt. special privileges to none.'
While these are' pretty comprehenelve
-generalisations, : I tblnku the- liUratura-,
'--.contemporary with the earliest move-. "
ment toward nationality In America, and ,
the great body of eassys and orations
that subsequent commentator snd pub
lic men have produced, will sustain tbe.
contention that they , substantially em-
body what' may be termed our original ,
and peculiar American doctrine, 'The '
declaration of Independence, which enun
cistea the first principle 'mentioned
' above, was written by the founder of e
' the Democratlo party, aa waa alio tbe
quoted formula that ao succinctly and
happily states the secwtd principle. The , v
. mission of the party thst sprang from ' i
the heart and brain of Thomas Jeffersoni'
is, and must always be, to keep both
these propositions rjear and distinct In
tha memory of the merlcan people, and -
a; TOWN E
to see that they Inspire .and -guide the
. enaatmenw-4he- interpretation- and tha
execution of the laws. The temptations
'of power snd the mschlnstlons of self-interest
witflnevltsbly, .jrrom tlms to
tlrrre. cauee those responsible ftr the
' ' conduct of the government to neglect
and betray these lust and necesssry. pre
cepts of liberty and it will then be the
high duty and privilege of sincere pa
- tHots to unite In order to re-establish
the swsy of our original national pur
' poses. Such a duty wss consciously as
sumed by Abraham Lincoln and his as
sociates more than a generation ago.
and there la much -ground for helpful
political reflection In that clauae of the
- first Republican national platform,
adopted at Philadelphia In 1SS, which
called upon the American people "to re
store the action of the federal govern- -
ment to the principles of Washington
---and -JefTersoiir11 - v" --
This, In my view. 'is exactly "the P
litirsl duty of this hour. Tha Repub-
lleSn party has not only repudiated the
doctrines' of Its founders, but In.tavtay.
conducting this government In flsrtsnt
violation of the "principles Of. VV ssh
Ingtort and Jefferson.' It. Is not merely
that the welfsre of the country Is en
' dangered; the very nature of our inatl
,tutlons Is menaced ' with subtls "flut
'fundamental irsnsfortfiatlon. We must
return to first principles. Our ol.llsi--tlon-
Is to srstore the old Amrrlcanlm,
SO that In its' name ,the republln tnmy
Schlevn sew victories of peace end pro-'
" grees as glorious as our past.
. "nut."-, it may be objected. Ti'mo-
(Contlnued en J'tiae Seven.