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VOL. III. NO. 108.
PORTLAND OREGON, THURSDAY EVENING, JULY 7. 1804
PRICE 'FIVE' CENTS.
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DEIOCRATIC CONVENTION OPENS
Philippines Fail to Get a
; Hearing But Porto .
AN OVATION FOR BRYAN
Re Jersey Delegation Falls Intollne,
Gives Parkei lis Vote Bryan
Shows . Ko Wavering Cbamp
. Clark Permanent Chairman
8pdal Dlipetca to The Journal.)
8t Louis, July 7, What look Ilk
1 a piece of carelessness on the part of
the credentials committee prevented the
Democratic national . convention from
coins ahead with Its -work this morn
Ins;. The session was therefore leu
than aa hour in length, . having Been
called to order at 10:11 a, m. and a re
cess to 1 p. m. being taken at 11 o'clock.
.When the second day's session opened
the stirring - scenes - of yesterday bod
the effect of heightening interest in the
Democratic, assemblage. A sain those
having" tickets of admission at their
disposal have been overwhelmed by
' those who desire to be spectators. The
disappointed ones, of - yesterday re
doubled their efforts, hoping- to be more
successful in gaining admission today.
The opening hour was advanced two
hours, but crowds in Olive street in the
lelnity f the . main entrance to the
exDOeltion building were in evidence
-jnuob earlier today. The scenes of yes
terday, were repeated, xne tnrongs out
side the building were largely aug
mented by the collection of -curious
ones In large numbers to watch . the
ilitis hey -entered the. hall.
The day opened fair and the base
which bung over the city during the
earlier hours was dissipated as the
morning wore on. , As the temperature
within the hall began to rise, fans be
gan to flutter and the long line of gal
lery seats soon presented . a seen of
Developments of me bight ' had
aroused still greater Interest in the
convention, giving much to be looked
forward to by onlookers. , j ,
rarxev the Man,
'The anti-Parkerltea seemed, quite de
moralized early today, but atlll made
claims. They would not eonoeal their
fears over the outcome in a contem
plated meeting Of the New Jersey dele
gation, which state the Parker leaders
predicted would declare' for their can
didate. Brvan made no .official statement ad
mitting defea for the "antia," and it
seemed that he had reaeneg a decision
to do his talking on the convention floor.
There wss no outward sign of bitter
ness In his hour of apparent political
destruction. - . .
New Jersey had protracted meeting
this- morning and finally decided to
cast Its Xt votes for Far iter. But the
decision bad a string to it In a reser
vation of a Tight to rote for Cleveland
at any. -time, the delegation had a' fit
ting opportunity so t do. Therefore,
In all human probability Parker will be
the presidential nominee of the con-
The platform-makers are proceeding
with the utmost deliberation. At 10
'o'clock this morning the sub-committee
of the resolutions committee went to
-work again. It Is their expectation to
be able to present the platform to the
fun committee this afternoon and 'to
procure its speedy indorsement and give
it to the convention today, even though
It be necessary to have a night session
for thst purpose.
. The platform will be strictly "conser
vative" without reaffirmation of any of
The sub-commlttea Is Impatient be
cause ef demands made on Its time by
petitioners of all aorta. This morning
the Cattle Raisers' association submitted
a plank requesting protection by inter
state commerce laws and the1 prevention
of differential freight rates. Senator
Towns offered a petition with 19.000
signatures demanding independence for
. The committee approved the planks
dealing with irrigation, separate state
hood for the territories and the election
ot senators by direct vote.
' Convention Opens.
The convention resumed Its' sessions
promptly; listened to the report of the
committee on rules; became entangled
In a discussion of colonial policy In re
gard 'to the recognition of the delegates
x from the Philippines while seating those
from Porto Rico, and took a recess until
t o'clock because' the-committee on cre
dentials had tied Itself Into a knot and
announced that It would be unable to
make a report. untU that hour. '
Naturally there was much suppressed
excitement among the delegates, dus to
the prospect of warm debates on com
mittee reports of various kinds, and the
feeling extended In some mysterious
manner to the people In the galleries,
who occupied their seats more quickly
The band was In Its place promptly
and rendered selections as the conven
tion aseembled. -
At 10 o'clock not a third of the dele
gates had arrived. Many hud been sit-
. ting ap. with the committees during their
late sessions and took their... time In
' reaching the hall. There was a flutter
f expectancy as Tsmporary Chairman
.Williams advanced with gtovel in band
and-aaked for attention while a prayer
wss offered Archbishop Jtohn II Glen-
linn of St. Louis offered the prsyer.
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LAKE OF OIL AFIRE ;AND '
VAST LOSS THREATENED
SpeeUl btaeeteh te Tke JoeraaL)
Helena, MonL. July f. A -Leander.
Wyo., special says that the keeper of
the Belgo-Amerlcan oil property, sit
uated southeast of Tel low atone Park In
Wyoming, while burning surplus oil
that escaped from the wells there, lost
control of the blase, which swept down
a small rivulet tliat communicated -wit a
the lakes about 100 feet from the wells.
Immediately a vast column of dense
smoke rolled Into the air. while flames
hundreds of feet high . quickly . trans
formed the scene to a veritable hell.
Dense clouds of black emoke are
spreading over the sky. .rendering ob
jects nearly Indistinct for miles over the
surrounding country. '
As the dark cloud arising from ths
burning lake of oil gradually obscured
rrotn view the sun and daylight hours
were turned into the darkness of night,
hundreds of people who were unaware
P. F. MOREY DIES SUDDEN LY
AT HIS HOME IN OSWEGO
Financial clrotes in this city were
shocked this morning by the snnounee
ment that P. F. Moray, organiser and
for many years president of the Port
land General Electrie company, and mora
widely known aa the wealthiest mil
lionaire of Clackamas county, had died
at o'clock at his country, home, Olen
more, near Oswego, the big estate owned
by hlra that extends down to the shores
of the Willamette between Portland and
Oregon City. f
Rheumatism of the heart was the
cause of death. Two weeks ago Mr.
Morey was in the offices ef the com
pany .and seemed as bright, hale and
cheerful aa ever. Ten days ago word
cams to the city that be was suffering
from rheumatism, but the family was of
the belief thst Under the care of the
family physician. Dr.- Carroll, of fee,
gon City, be would recover. Little more
was heard at the offices ot the com
psny. regarding the condition of Mr.
Morey until the word came this morn
ing that he had died.
'. .Throughout his atcknesa Mr. Morey
waa always conscious and wss con
scious up to a few minutes before he
died this morning, and tried to calm
the members- of hla family and Imme
diate friends of the neighborhood who
came In to aea him.' said a member
of the family today. "To htm death
seemed a matter of the distant future
and In a short time he expected to sgaln
enjoy the rugged health, thai has char
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rWho la Leading the Anti-Parker Forces at St.
of the real cause of the phenomena
gathered at their homes and' remember
ing the Martinique disaster, conversed
la quiet tones and silently awaited the
end of what to them appearedLaoaae
great upheaval of nature.
The burning lake is In touch with two
more, even larger, and ahould the wind
Teer auddenly-.tbey, ' toQT wQt"probably
catch . fire. If the fire reaches these
two lakes, it will mean a total loea of
at, least 100.000 barrels of oil aa well aa
ths destruction of all machinery, der
ricks, and other paraphernalia. ' The
gravest apprehension is felt.
The first discovery o'f . oil In this
region was made by Mike Murphy, al
though the Standard Oil company now
control practically all the land In the
region surrounding -the oil wells. The
plant Is situated at so great a distance
from transportation that for nearly II
years the. supply of oil as It hss been
- "At the family residence this
ing were his wife. Miss Maud Morey
and Fred Morey, bis children by his
first wife; and the sla step cbtldrenVrho
came to bis home by his second mar
riage. Mr. Morey's married 1 daughter,
Mrs. Axel Ekstrora, resides In. Albany,
Mr. Morey waa native of Maine,
and had he lived, would have -been T
years of ags on the lith of next Octo
ber. Wnlle a young man ha emigrated
to California; and while in that state
waa. united In marrisge to Miss Hulme.
Twenty ... years ago Mr. Morey and
family removed from Sen Francisco -la
Portland. He became Identified wit
the Portland Hydraulic Elevator cord?
pany at the foot of Oak street, and was
Its superintendent and one of its prin
cipal stockholders for several years.
His first Important foothold In the finan
cial affairs of the city was secured with
the Willamette Falls Electric com pan r.
Out t that company bo organised the
Portland General Electric company on
September 1. lift. He. was the first
president of the Portland-General Klec
trlo company and remained In that of-
flea ap to the time be retired from ac
tive business a few months sgo. .
- Up to a abort time before hla retire
ment from the presidency of the Oen
eral Electric company. Mr. Morey lived
In hla magnificent home In Oregon City.
He also became heavily Interested in
Oregon City fealty. After hla retlre-
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gathered has been eared for and kept in
natural baslna and has from time to
time been transported - by such means
as the country afforded.- -
The extension of the fire would mean
In these great reservoirs, the-derricks
and other paraphernalia of oil produc
tion;" the homes of the workmen- and
nearby residents, but the serious dam
aging of be wells themselves, as .many
of-them are guebera. ; '
The destruction of the Beaumont wells
In Texas under similar clrcumstanoes
created a lose aggregating millions of
dollars, i While the Wyoming wells and
fields are not of such great extent, the
amount of ofl which was therein stored
Is much larger than that carried In the
Texas operations. . Hundreds of men
will be thrown out of employment "and
tbelr families rendered homeless, should
ths' flames blot out the settlement.
ment from active, business he closed
his home .In Oregon City and . has since
lived on the ranch property near Os
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Sixteen years ago Mr. Morey's first
wife died. In im he married Mrs.
E. L. Eeston, widow of one of the men
who bad been heavily Identified with
hlra in the elertrio power company. One
child, deceased, waa bora of this sec
Soc tally, Mr. Morey wss one of the
most congenial men in Portland. He
was Mason, an Odd Fellow and an
Elk. For years he also held member
ship In the Fourth Preabrterian Thurch.
Quietly, he gave much to charity.
The funeral will take place' at the
country estate tomorrow, the boat to
convey the family ana friends leaving
the Taylor-street wharf at 1 o'clock In
the afternoon. Rev. Dn Eliot, an old
friend of the family, will conduct the
brief service st the houee. Later the
body will be brought aboard the boat
and taken- to Oregon City. : Eventually,
pursuant to a request of Mr. Morey, the
body will be cremated.
PKOBABI.T PATAX1T JMTnXD. .
(Rpedal (Mapatrs to Tke JoaraaL)
Garfield. Waah, Jnly 7. -Sam Mo
Nabb, living near thle city, waa prob
ably fatally Injured In a runaway to
day, Both of his legs were broken And
he suffered Internal Injur lea. Both
norsea were badly crippled.
Russians Attack Outposts
v at Lantyasan and
, Battle Follows,
ARE NEARLY ENCIRCLED
Czar's Men Lose But 300 of Their
Number Japanese' Twice Re
pulsed Encounter Near.
' LIio Yan Reported.'
(Journal Special Berries.) -
Toklo, July 7. The Japanese, cruiser
Katmon was sunk by a inine inTalien
Wan bay on Tuesday last. :
London. July 7. The Central News
reports a fight between Russian forces
under General Kashtallaky and a force
TannMA mMP lntHMIl. The Rui-
slanamade a audden attack on thejnjta.
ansae outposts in ths darkness while a
heaty rain was railing. -
' Ths Japanese casualties are reported
to be in excess of a thousand.
Strong Japanese reinforcements sp-
peared, but were twice repuisoa. hmuj
the Japanese made a flunking movemcn
and the Russians narrowly escaped be
ma lutrvuuura. - , . ...
D..i.n Minfnrrementa then . came
up and the cxar's forces were .enabled to
retire in an praeriy manner. . i u
.1.. ...tianu. ... hut 100.
Another report of the battle between
n- imAmr Keller and a Jao-
snese force, but sppsrently ot the same
fight, given the Russian casualties aa
it nfflnen and 00 man killel and
.k. i..n I'.umnh has a renort re-
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TainK, .whicb reports taiu in pro-
Tmm vsvitriln z& mi leu ox inera. umii
m. ..4aw4 rfArfiinsr to the dlsDatch
re arriving from the mountains, and it
la thought tno japanw are u u
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It is regarded as possible that ths
Ldso lang report may jiiiiiy
m . v. hattie at Lintvasan.
but the latter la a considerable distance
more than 15 miles, end is approxi
mately but 80 miles from Mukden.
rxaxr zs oowiMfra.
Battls Pleroely Fonght at Close mange
Japanese toss aTeavily.
(Journal Bpedal Bervlee.J
at r.t.r.Kurr Julv 7. A dispatch
this avenlng confirms ths report of a
fight between the Russians under Kel
ler and a force of Japanese. The Rus
in.ua wam loo killed and 17 of
ficers and 171 men wounded. The Japan
ese lost heavily. The battle was
fiercely fought between riflemen who
were at cloee range.
WOMAN OF 74
(Special Dispatch to The ZooraaL) '
ru..nri wah . Julv 7. Mrs.
Theresa Wagner.-'.fgied 7t. committed
sutciae St ner noroe acre
tied one end of a string- to the foot of
the bed and lunged forward and was
slowly strangled to death.
Bhe had been dead 14 'hours when
t, h.- .nn nrullaiv Warner, when
he took her breakfast to the room. The
cause is said to te zarouy irouoiea.
TWO GIRLS DROWNED
IN THE COLUMBIA
Two gtrla, aged II and X. one the
daughter of Tom Fox and the other the
daughter of a one-armed man,, sup.
-posed to be a lighthouse keeper; were
drowned in the Columbia river near
Vancouver yesterday afternoon. - They
had gone in bathing and the swell 'from
a passing boat carried them beyond
their depth. After dragging the river
for several hours the bod.es were re
covered about o'clock yesterdsy even
ing. . ,
AT NEW BERG ROBBED
(Special Ptopatch to The Joamal.)
Newberg. Or, July 7. The postofflce
at this place waa broken late en A. robbed
some time after midnight last night.
The burglars entered the building by (he
rear door. ualns askieterkey. . The
outside door of the safe was drilled In
such a manner aa to allow the combina
tion to be manipulated, and the Inner
door was drilled end then blown off.
The robbers secured shout 110 rssh arid
between $200 and 1100 worth of stamps.
While all anpearancea Indicate tnat
the robbery la the work of professional
safebreakers, owing to the fact that no
suspicious characters or strangers hsve
been seen In the town, or .even In the
I si mediate vicinity, of late, the officers
advance the- theory- that the burglary
waa Committed by local talent, and are
directing their efforts along this Una in
an endeavor to secure a clue that will
lead to the capture of the perpetrators, .
OREGON PAYS DEARLY
FOR PUBLIC SERVICE
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State Officials Remunerated on a
Repeated Efforts to Secure tie ldment of a
Flat 'Salary taw Have Thus Far Ended in i
Failure Initiative Hay Be Invoked.
Oregon pays her secretary of state more than twice as .
much as is received by the secretary, of state of the United '
States, twice as much as the salary of Governor Odell of
New York and about tour times the salary ot United Mates
senators and representatives, V
Oregon's state treasurer makes at least twice as much
as , the vice-president - or the members of - the president's
cabinet. ' .' . ' : ; r
From a financial standpoint it is better to be the state
printer of Oregon than to be United States ambassador
and minister plenipotentiary at the court of St. James.
New York City," with a population eight times as great
as that of the entire state of. Oregon, and an assessed valu
ation 40 times, as trreat, oavs her mavor less monev . than
is. made annually by either the
treasurer or- the - statejjnnter
In jo other ' state of the u.nlon are
state officials so extravagantly overpaid
aa In Oregon. Viewed' simply from a
mercenary standpoint, ' some offices -in
this state are more desirable than any
elective or appointive position in the
redersl government, for even the presi
dent of the Ignited States cannot save
aa mfich out of his salary of 100,000 as
Is cleared annual)y.,by some of the rich
ly rewarded servants of ths people of
Oregon. t ' ,
The compensation inuring to the In
cumbents of these fat, offices ranges
from 116.000 to t-6.000 a year. In other
states .of fsr greater wealth and popular
tlon similar officers receive Salaries
ranging from 1 1,000 to' $7,000. No ex-f
traordlnary burdene are imposed upon
Oregon's favored office-holders, and no
expenditures are exacted of them unless
it be contributions to the campaign fund
of thrlr party. Office quarters, clerks
end assistants are supplied by the state,
social life at the state capital is simple
and inexpensive, end It Is rarely, if ever,
that any of the state officials is called
upon to entertain public guests. In
these respects they are far better off
than members of congress, whose sal
aries are no more tbsn sufficient for ths
ordinary requirements of life at the na
At the present time the office of the
secretary of state is the most lucrative
In Oregon. Careful estimates place the
total-annual emoluments at not less than.
120,00. It is known that five years ago
the office was netting f 22.000 to the In
cumbent, and Its -value, -baa not grown
tate muter Flum.
A few years ago the office of state
printer waa the richest political prise
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s t' Oawego, Or'., this r
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secretary , of state the state
- ot Oregonr
e e e .
in the state. A slngls term was enough
to make the Incumbent financially lnde.
pendent. The profits of the of floe were
estimated asTilgh ss US, 040 a year, and .
though this may have been aa eaaggsra- '
tlon, it. is certain that the graft was
enormous. In recent years the office
has been worth less than formerly, but
It is authoritatively stated that the state
printer Is still making aa much as $1,- '
No ons knows ' bow much . the state
treasurer mskes out of his office, for
the reason that hla chief source of profit
Is the (Interest paid to him by banks for
the use of ' state funds. . Probably tba
normal balance of cash In the treasurer's
bands Is not. far from 11,000,000. The
money Is deposited In various banks, and
they are said to pay a fixed percentage
to the treasurer In return for the privl-.
lege of handling the atats's funds. All
information a a to such transactions,
however. Is carefully kept from publfa
knowledge. Men who profess to have
some Information upon the subject say -that
the state treasurer makes at leaat
115.000 a year out of his office, and pes.
slbly considerably mora.
.... Law vs. Fraction. .'.
Article XIII of the Oregon- constitu
tion provides that the governor shall '
receive a salary of SI, BOO, the secre
tary of state $1,600, the state treasunr
1100 and the judges of the supremo
court 12,000.' The same article, provides
that "they shsU receive no fees or per
quisites whatever for the performance
of any duties .connected with thelrre-
spectlv offices."-"- r
an ths opinion of leading attorneys
the salaries fixed by" the constltulloa
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