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THE CONVENTION OPENS.
Willi Great Enthusiasm and Aflopts
A Strong Platform.
EIUTOMA T, COItllESI'OXliKyCE.
Portland, April 1G. Chairman L.
T. Barin called the convention to or
der in Masonic hall. Every seat was
filled and the aisles densely packed.
Thomas H. Tongue, of "Washington
county, was made temporary chair
man. He took his seat and made a
ten-minute speech, in which he eulo
gized the progress and principles of
the He publican party; urged harmony
and prophesied triumph at the polls in
June. The convention tumultuously
applauded his remarks. E. M. Rand,
editor of the Oregon City Enterprise,
was chosen temporary secretary, and
G. "W. Davis, of Linn county, assistant
secretary. A committee consisting of
Jordan, Moore, Xorvall, Hudson and
Lucas were appointed on credentials.
A committee of five were appointed
on order of business. A committee,
consisting of one from each county
was appointed on platform. A motion
to adjourn to two o'clock, was amended
to adjourn to one o'clock and carried,
which was considered a victory for
Thompson. The convention then ad
journed to one o'clock. It was gen
erally conceded that Thompson would
Upon reassembling, the committee
on credentials and permanent order of
business reported, and their reports
were adopted when the convention
adjourned to 330 to give the platform
committee time to report, the tem
porary officers of the convention hav
ing been made permanent.
At 3:45 p. m. the convention again
reassembled. A. II. Tanner, chairman
of the committee on platform, read
the following platferm:
The Republican parly of Oregon in
convention assembled, proud of its
record of past history, its devotion to
the principles of human liberty and
human rights, its great and imperish
able names which lend luster and glory
to the American nation, at home and
among the nations of the earth, and as
an assurance of continued fidelity to
the great principles for which it has
contended in the past, both as to state
and national affairs, does hereby make
and affirm the following declaration of
1st. That we favor an honest, effi
cient and economical administration
of every department of the govern
ment, both state and national.
2nd. That we regard the free
school system of our state, as the spe
cial care and pride of the Republican
Earty, to be cherished as one of the
ulwarks of the liberties or the peo
ple. 3rd. Whereas the Republican party
has always contended for a pure elec
toral system, in pursuance of that
policy we favor the adoption of the
Australian ballot system, and we
pledge the .Republican party to enact
such a law tit the next Mission of the
legislature, substantially ujion the
lines of character of an act as drafted
bv the oallot reform league of Oregon.
4tli. That the Republicans or Ore
gon send greetings and congnttul::
tions to their brethren of .Maine, for
having furnished Thorn id 15. Reel,
an honest, courageous statesman, who
as speaker or the house of representa
tives, secured to the people the right
of the uiajuiily to g.ivern, and no 1
nouni'o the fiction by which the Dem
ocratic memliers of eongre.is attempt
to justify a technic.il defeat of the
will or the jieople by a majority of
their own lxdy, refusing to vote,
though in fact pie-ont ami in duty
bound to doho.
5th. That we rejoice in the Tact that
at tie last presidential election, the
American people voted to sustain and
uphold the Republican doctrine or
protection, which the Democratic
party proposed to destroy. We are
in favor of a continuance of the sys
tem of protection, which has de
veloped the manufacturing and agri
cultural interests of our country, and
protected American laboring men
from degrading competition with the
pauperized, jKiverty stricken labor of
the old world. To this end we en
dorse the provisions of the bill, known
as the McKinley tariff bill,
now pending before congress, and on
behalf of the wool growers, and other
industries of the Pacific northwest,
we urge upon our representatives in
congress to do all in their power to
secure the early passage of said bill.
Gth. That recognizing the fact that
the United States is the greatest silver
producing country in the world, that
both gold and silver were, equally,
money of the constitution, from the
beginning of the republic until the
hostile legislation against silver, which
unduly contracted the circulating me
dium "of the country, we recognize
that the great interests of the people
demand more money for use in the
channels of trade and commerce,
therefore we declaie ourselves in
favor of the free and unlimited coin
ago of silver, and, donounce any at
tempt to discriminate against silver,
as unwise and unjust
7th. That as gratitude to the na
tion's defenders of the Union cannot
be measured by laws, that legislation
of congress should conform to the
pledges made by the loyal people and
be so enlarged and extended as to pro
vide against the possibility that any
man who honorably wore the Federal
nniform shall become an inmate of an
almshouse or dependent upon private
8th. That we are in favor of a fair
and equal distribution of taxation, and
we believe that all property not now
exempt by law should contribute its
due proportion to the payment of the
legitimate expenses of "government;
that we are in favor of the adoption of
such an amendment to our assessment
laws as will secure the equal and just
assessment and taxation of all prop
erty at its true value.
Dili. That we demand the immedi
ate forfeiture b.v congress of the laud
grant of the Northern Pacific Hail
road, from Wallula to Portland.
10th. That Ave are heartily in favor
of the bill providing for a boat rail
way at the Dallc3 of the Columbia
river, which has baen p:ued in the
seuate, through the efforts of Senators
Mitchell and Dolph, and that we be
lieve it to be the most practicable
plan for the relief of producers, and
for the development of that vast terri
tory of country, tributary to the great
11th. That we favor the enactment
of law in
At fl:o.) r. it. the line went d wn,
as the alnvo was received, and all tel
egraphic communication from Port
land was hlopped.
Nearly every town in (leorgia is pre
paring to put up a cotton seed oil
mill. And jet but a few years ago
these seeds were considered worthless.
The American Riblc .society have
found it necessary to print the script
ures in twenty -nine languages for cir
culation in the state of Pennsylvania.
A 1400-barrel oil well has leen
struck five miles east of Lima, Ohio,
developing new territory.
It is said that the Thirteen Club of
New York will still further test the
superstition which created it by pur
chasing and moving into the house at
13 West Thirteenth street, which is
The White house stables aro a
pretty group of brick buildings situ
ated on a lot. south of tho mansion,
and sheltered by a row of box trees.
There arc ffonr horses for the use of
tho presidcisfamily, three bays and
Marshall Pas', on the Denver A: Rio
Grande railroad, 10,851 feet abovo the
sea level, is the highest point crossed
by a railroad insid" the limits of the
Recent investigation has shown that
the people of Great Britain swallow
over 5,500,000 pills daily, or one pill a
week for every person in the popula
tion. The pill consumption forono
year wonld weigh 170 tons, and would
fill thirty-six freight cars, which
it would take two powerful locomotives
Harrison Warner, a shoemaker by
trade, living about ten miles north of
McCounellsville. O., is now making
arrangements to take a walking trip to
Baltimore, Mil. Mr. Warner is 89
years old, and th" plan he proposes to
carry out is to walk t Baltimore,
pushing a wheelbarrow e niainiug his
clothe-. Iff ays lit: has relatives
along the toad, and takes this plan so
as to stop over and visit all. He pro-p-)es
to average, twenty miles per day.
The Bo -ton Traveller is reported
soil tn a syndicate, represented by
Andrew IL Paton. of Danvers, and
others. The prW p'lid is understood
to be in the ncighliorhood of SS0,0i)0.
The Traveller was founded in 1845,
ami its present proprietor. Roland
Worthingtou, has been connected with
it ever siuce that time.
Boars have become so thick in the
mountains of Isere, bordering on Sa
voy, in France, that tho inhabitants
have organized bear dived, but these
have been so unsuccessful they have
almost concluded that their only sal
vation is in advertising for foreign
The food of a "Zoo" hippopotamus
is estimated to be about 200 pounds a
day in weight, and cousists chielly of
hay, grass and roots. The daily pro
vender or a giraffe weighs about fifty
pounds. The lions and tigers obtain
about eight or nine pounds of meat
There arc now thirteen monitors
Iving idle the original co3t of which
was nearly $7,000,000. In their pres
ent condition they are not only use
less, but a source of expense, anil Rear
Admiral Jonett favors a plan for con
verting them into Hoating batteries for
coast and harbor defense, whicli could
be done at an estimated cost of $1,
000,000. The Columbus Southern railroad
follows in a straight line the trail of
the Indians 100 years ago. It also
follows the path taken by General
Andrew .Tacl-son in his march to
Florida in 181S. At that lime he
camped for the night at what is now
tho present village of Sasser. Blazes
made by him arc now seen on some of
the trees along the route.
WHY WILL YOU coiu-.li when Shi
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South Coast Railway. Buy Now, as all Prop
erty will then Advance.
WRECK OF THE "tiUETTA."
A Crave Yonnj; Girl Swims Wituont a
Lire-Kelt for Twenty Hours.
The British-India company's R. M.
S. Quetta, Captain Saunders, which
left Brisbane on February 18th for
London, via Queensland ports, struck
on an unknown rock near Mount
Adolphus. about twenty miles from
Thursday island, at 9 o'clock Friday
night. March 28th. When the Quetta
left Brisbane she had 282 sonlson
board, of whom 11G were saved, while
1GG were drowned. The night was
fiue, and the captain was on the
bridge when the vessel strnck. The
suddenness of the disaster was appall
ing. The Quetta strnck the sunken
rock with such force that the vessel's
side was torn completely away, from
the bow to the engine-room. A fear
ful scene ensued. The captain rushed
forward and gave orders for the boats
to be cleared immediately. The vessel
commenced to sink rapidly and went
down within three minutes of the time
Miss Lacey, one of the lady passen
gers, a native of Queensland, went
down with the Quetta, buj; soon rose J
to the surface, anil, being a strong
swimmer, struck out boldly to get
clear of the terrible whirlpool caused
by the sinking ship. Crie3 and shrieks
from drowning men, women and
children greeted her ears on cvery
side as she reached the surface.
After a breathing spell she un
dressed herself in the water, when she
heard a voice calling "ladies." She
swam towards the sound, and
got on board a raft on which were
the chief officer, Mr. Gray, and tho
purser, Mr. Griveu, and others. At
noon, next day, after being twelve
hours on the raft, becoming tired of
the slow progress and making little
headway. Miss Lacey declared her in
tention of swimming to the nearest
island. Bidding good-bye to Mr.
Gray and Mr. Griven, she jumped into
the open ocean and swam towards the
land. For twenty hours she was in
the water, relieving her
self by swimming alternately
on her face, back and sides. This was
during the night, and she felt no fear
whatever of death by drowning or by
sharks. The fearfully hot sun in the
daytime scorched her terribly, and
ever now and again she kept her head
uuder water to prevent sun
stroke. Hearing a sound of
oars just when beginning to feel
exhausted, she raised her hand and
a boat from the steamer Albatross
rescued her. She smiled as someone
in the boat pulled her in and wrapped
a garment around her. Soon the
Albatross was reached, and here Dr.
Salter attended to tho brave girl,
whoso escape was most miraculous,
and who could not have held out an
FROM FAIL AND XEAK.
An exhibition of 1,000 different
kinds of horse shoes, including some
made by the aucicnt Romans, is now
going on in London.
A breach of promise suit had to be
postponed in Columbus, South Caro
lina, last week, as tho defendant was
absent on a bridal tour and tho plain
tiff was helping him to enjoy it.
Mrs. Jefferson Davis writes that her
daughter, Mrs. I. A. Hayes, of Colo
rado Springs, and her husband have
changed their little son's name to
Jefferson Hayes Davis.
The Bulgarian government pro
Ioses to adopt tho Gregorian calendar
instead of the old-style Greek calendar
still used in Russia, and some two
weeks out or agreement with the rast
of the world.
There is a home of rest for horses
in London,.regularly incorporated and
with a lord for its president It Is
said to have been very successful in a
small way, and now is trying to get
$25,000 endowment with which to buy
and maintain a farm for the benefit of
aged and decrepit horses.
The Almanush de Gotha is over a
century and a quarter old. When it
was first issued, among its collection
of sovereignties written np there wero
only three repnblics Switzerland,
San Marina and Andorra while to
day, out of its total of fifty-eight states
mentioned, twenty-six are republics.
There are to-day royal and imperial
orders in tho world, with a
prodigious assortment of col
lars, crosses, stars and other
fancy insignia laid up for tho tickling
of human ambition. The oldest is St
Andrew's order, first instituted in
787, disused afterward, and established
Tho Esquimaux of Greenland can
now boast of a newspaper. It is called
tho Reader, and the editor thereof,
ono Lars Mceller, sets up and prints
the paper. Ho also designs and en
graves the illustrations, which, it may
be explained, are not remarkable for
excellence. His printing establish
ment was only a makeshift, but tho
members of a Danish literary society,
having heard of Mceller's difficulties,
sent him new type, printing ink, paper
and a larger press than he had lieen
All the patent medicines advertiseu
in this paper, together with the choicest
perfumery, and toiletarticlcs etc can
be bought at the lowest prices at J. W.
Conn's drug store, opposite Occident
To Be Sent to tie Czar in BeMf
Of the Siberian Exiles.
jtr jh;.v froxEx axd youths.
To His Majesty, the Czar of all the
We who petition your Majesty are
citizens of the United States of Amer
ica. We belong to a people who have
long been bound by the natural ties
of sympathy and gratitude to the
great Russian nation and to the czars
clothed with her majesty, who wield
her power and shape her destiny.
JEt is your majesty's province to do
for Russia what we, in a certain sense,
do for ourselves; and though the meth
ods of governmental action are differ
ent, the aims of good government are
the same the strength and true
grandeur of tho state and the welfare
and happiness of the people.
For these things nations are organ
ized and laws are decreed and exe
cuted; for these things great princes in
the fear of God exercise imperial sway
and presidents are appointed.
Differ though they may in outward
form, your government and our gov
ernment are brothers in their noblest
Nor are our fraternal professions an
empty feeling; we remember, and we
can never forget, how the czar, by
his faith in the stability of the Ameri
can union and by the presence of
Russian ships in the harbor of New
York, strengthened the Republic
when it was supposed, by less
far-sighted sovereigns and statesmen,
to be on tho verge of ruin. Our
danger, then, arose from an evil which
your illustrious father, Alexander U,
by his example, helped our illustrious
president, Abraham Lincoln, to re
move; and the great prince who liber
ated tho Russian serfs and tho great
citizen who freed tho American slaves,
by kindred deeds of humanity, linked
their countries together by endnring
Sharing, therefore, as the past has
taught us to do, in the thoughts that
concern the glory and happiness of
your people, we have been moved to
bring to you, with good greetings,
That your majesty will personally
take note of a widespread interest,
among us, in the workings and effects
of the Siberian exile system.
We do not forget the penal reforms
already accomplished in the Russian
empire. We are not blind to the men
tal and physical sufferings that of ne
cessity are a part of any system of
punishment for crime against individ
uals, society or state; nor are we un
mindful of the need of reforms which
are actively engaging the attention of
philanthropists in our own methods of
dealing with convicts. In this we are
giving expression to the feeling
of a friendly people, that in the
punishment of some of her subjects
Russia, whether from causes peculiar
to her people, or on account of ancient
custom, is not in harmony with the
humanizing sentiments of the age. It
is our wish that by the wisdom and
power of the czar and the favor of
God, Russia may grow in the admira
tion and sympathy of the American
people and of the whole civilized
Disposed of the Snrplns.
Many interesting stories have been
told concerning Thad. Steven".
Among others is one based on his
love for gaming. He had been sitting
in a poker game all night, and as tho
hour arrived that called him to the
capitol, he got up, washed his face,
adjusted hi3 collar and walked up
Pennsylvania avenue looking as bright
as the morning. He had carefully
placed the money, with which he be
gan to play, into one vest pocket and
a roll of S108, his winnings, in the
other. On the way he was met by the
chaplain of the house, who de
clared that he had been waiting for
him for over an hour, and that he
wanted him to subscribe something to
anew church organization that had
just been effected, and was starting
out poor, of course. Stevens looked
at him a minute and then taking out
his roll of winnings, placed them in
the chaplain's hands, saying:
" 'Chaplain, yon will never know
how I came by this money and I give
it to you with the simple reminder
that God moves in a mysterious way
his wonders to perform.' "
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A Schooner on Fire.
PORT Towxsentx Anril IR. The
steamship Michigan, from Portland,
arrived to-night aud reported observ
ing a two-masted schooner between
juungeness ana Smitb7s island anre.
The jib-sails were set and the vessel's
masts enveloped in a cloud of smoke:
A boat loaded with people was ob
served leaving the schooner. The
steamer Sehome, for Victoria, had
passed me vessel and was heading
It is believed here that the vessel is
a schooner from the San Juan islands,
presumably laden with limp. Tho
Michigan was several miles this side
or tue burning vessel, and concluded
tnattne menome had rendered assist
ance. Steamers nrrivimr Tin tn in
o'clock to-night report that no burn
ing vessel was in sight bhe must
have burned and gone down.
God Changed II Ls Mind.
OaktjAns, CaL, April 15. Erickson,
the mad prophet who predicted the
destruction of Oakland, San Francisco
and Alameda, was interviewed to-day
by a Postal Press correspondent re
garding the failure of his prophecy to
come true. He was at a loss to ac
count for it on any ground other than
that the Almighty had changed his
mind. He thinks that the prayers of
himself and followers have influenced
God to delay the tidal wave for a few
days, and urges his followers to remain
on the hilltops until ho can get some
information from the Lord telling
them what to do next
Children Hry for Pitcher's Castoria
(Vhen Baby was sick, we gave her Castoria.
tVhen sho was a Child, she cried for Castoria,
HThen she became Miss, she clung to Castoria,
iVhen she had Children, she gave them Caitorli
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Bourbon, Intl., says: "Both myself and
wife owe our lives to Shiloh's Consump
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Price, 10 cts., 50 cts. and Si, at J. C. De
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placed on a shelf in the pantry or
closet will absorb dampness and keep
the air in tho closet dry and sweet
This powder never vanes, A marvel of
iiurity, strencth and wholesomeness. More
economical than the ordinary kinds, and can
not be sold in competition with the multi
tude of low test, short weight, alum or phos
plrite powders. Sold only in cans. Royal
Uakino Powder Co. 106 Vall-st. N. Y.
Lewis M. .Ioiinso:: & Co., Agents, Port
The Oregon Bakery
A. A. CLEVELAND, Propr.
trooii Bread, Cate and Pastry
None but the Best Materials Used.
Satisfaction Guaranteed Customers
Bread delivered in any part of the city.
LIDDICOAT & CRIBB,
Carpenters ami Builders.
Holt & McCurtrie's old stand, have over 2C0
plates and drawings of all kinds and styles
of dwelling-houses, ranging from $900 to
$12,000. Call and see them.
Astoria Iron Works.
Concomly St., Foot of Jackson, Astoria. Or
Machinists aid Boiler Maters.
Land and Marine Engines
Steamboat Work and Cannery Work
Castings of ail Descriptions Made
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