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JAPANESE LABOR IS A MENACE TO WORKINGMEN.
In connection with the threatened in- J
vasion of Japanese goods, which are j
likely to inundate this country at no very ,
distant day, it is often urged that the j
Orient will be able to consume the total
Japanese output for some years to come, j
Those who make that statement have not i
deeply studied the character of the people j
ofthe Orient, the copulation supposed to j
be able to consume what the Japanese
Any person interested in ascertaining
the probable outcome of the question, par
ticularly in learning where the Japanese- j
made goods are likely to be sold, should j
Btudy the habits of life of the Orientals.
It will be seen at a glance that the pecu
liar forms of house decoration prevalent
in America would be out of place in the
Orient, where many articles common here
are wholly unknown. Take furniture as
one striking example. In a land where
beds and like pieces of furniture are un
known it is evident that the consumption i
of bedroom furniture would be nothing.
Obeying the general laws of trade the j
Japanese will rule the best marKet, which ;
means the surest and best price. In the i
United States the demand for the count- j
less utensils of an advanced civilization
will be large and the Orientals will sell
their wares at a figure sufficiently under
the home price to guarantee them the
business. The consumptive power of
under-paid and semi-civilized Orientals
beyond Japan is sure to be small com- !
pared with that of the progressive nations !
of Europe and the West. Here the people j
have for many generations lived in com- !
parative luxury, embracing in the cata- j
logue of necessaries countless objects of j
use and beauty, bnt in the greater part of !
the Orient people's tastes are the most ■
A careful study of the census tables of !
this country and the great nations of i
Europe shows that, out of every thousand i
AT SAN JOSE,
Nominated for Congress by
the Fifth District
MAYOR VS. SECRETARY.
Sutro's Attitude Toward Silver
Causes His Defeat in the
OPPOSED BECAUSE WEALTHY.
He Receives but Three Votes and His
Subordinate Is Then Chosen
SAN JOSE, Cal., Aug. 16.— The Fifth
Congressional District Convention of the
People's party was held in G. A. R. Hal l
this afternoon, and nominated James
Taylor Ropers of San Francisco for Con
gress. J. R. Welch, chairman of the dis
trict committee, called the convention to
"The nomination of a Congressman
was postponed by this district con
vention until this time," said the
chairman, "in order to allow the politi
cal skies to clear a little before plac- |
ing a candidate for Congress from this !
district in nomination. At the time of
the first meeting of the district conven
tion in Sacramento, simultaneous with
the State convention in Sacramento last
May, the political situation was very com
plicated. Now it has cleared, and it is, I
think, apparent to you that our postpone
ment of action was wise. Notwithstand
ing the fact that the Populists were about
to nominate W. J. Bryan, the Democratic i
nominee for President, in St. Louis, and it
was apparent that the interests of the
Democratic and Populist parties would ,
lay along about the same lines, both
Nationally and locally, in the coming
campaign-, the Democratic party of this
district, even while the Populist National
Convention was in session, went ahead
and nominated its Congressional candi
date without conferring with the repre
sentatives of this party.
"The nominees of the other parties have
adopted the platforms of their respective
parties and I think it is now our duty to
nominate a candidate who would repre
sent the People's party and who would
command the admiration and respect of
every voter in the district. In this incon
sistent campaign let us do something
which is consistent with the principles of
On motion of H. A. Mason F. B. Brown
was unanimously elected secretary of the
convention. A rollcall of the twenty-one
delegates, constituting the full convention,
showed the following to be present:
San Francisco— D. Daywalt: T. V. Cator
by F. B. Brown, proxy; Joseph Fassler by C.
H. Fuller, proxy; J. D. Thompson by J. L.
Kiddle, proxy; A. W .'Thompson by G. B. John
son, proxy. v
Santa Clara County— H. A. Mason, E. E.
Cothraii, J. W. Hines. Dr. J. J. Shaver, M. W.
Wilkias, J. R. Welch.
On motion of J. W. Hines. a committee
of three on resolutions was appointed.
The chairman selected : 11. A. Mason, E.
E, Cothran and Dr. 1). Day wait. The com
aiiitee retired for a few moments and re
oortea the following:
' The People's party in the Fifth Congres
sional District in convention assembled affirm
our faith in and .fidelity to our State and
National platforms. That the peoplo may
know and be fully apprised of the position of
our nominee for representative in Congress
'j'orn this district, we pledge in - his name his
jest efforts in the event of his election to se
•urc to the people of this district the following
— The remonetlzation of silver and tho
embodiment into laws of the financial . re
forms demanded by the People's party. . p |
Second — protection to the industries of
this district as may be demanded by the peo
ole. , \ .•■■•.- i -:>/■■■....,
.Third— Full .and ample protection to the
'adoring classes of our country.* '
Fourth— defeat of any and ell funding
Sills and other measures which may extend or
Increase the power of the Pacific railroads to
exact unjust tribute from our people, to
iavor the foreclosure of the mortgage held
igaiust said Pacific railroads and the opera
tion of the same by the Government iv the in
merest of the people, t' l\. \ > ■■■ -...t]
Fifth— Tne construction of the Nicardugua'
•annl by the Government, and its operation by :
the Government for the benefit of the people.
Sixth— The improvement of our - internal
waterways and the appropriation of funds to j
secure the open navigation of lied wood Creek
% id Alviso Channel, and such other public Im
provements as may be needed by our people. :" ?
Beventh— To d > all things which' may be de
manded by the people and ' to remember that j
A Wise Protective Tariff Is the Only Remedy
for Americans Against Industrial
artisans engaged in the handicrafts, sev
eral hundred are employed in adding to
that which is not merely useful — the ele
ment of beauty, the graces of form and
color that make esthetical objects for
houses and offices.
Now, it is a peculiar fact that the Jap
anese excel in making ornamental goods.
They are naturally good workmen, having
a strange manual dexterity almost from
birth, but they have for years made a
careful study in the lines lively to be de
manded by* the great western nations.
Early Japanese travelers in the West were
greatly pieased with our methods of house
decorations. Being an exceedingly imita
tive people, they forthwith began to manu
facture goods on our designs, and ere long
they began to introduce their own goods
to the West. The commonest observation
teaches i hat Japanese work in beads, car
pets, rugs and bamboo has driven many a
dollar from the home country.
It is noted particularly and emphasized
by all who know W. J. Bryan well, that
one of his strong mental weaknesses is his
total inability to see anything on his op
ponent's side of the question. For this
reason his speeches in Congress on the
tariff question singularly ignore any ref
erence to the possibility of dangerous
competition from the Orient. When con
fronted with the facts of the case Bryan
and his friends fall back on the general
fallacy that protection is for a special class
interest and derogatory to the entire
country. They suggest no remedy against
the threatened innovation from the
JAMES TAYLOR ROGERS, Populist Nominee for Congress
in the Fifth District.
he is the representative of the whole people
and not of any special class or interest.
T c resolutions were unanimously
Nominations for Congressman were
called for. H. A. Mason, in a highly eulo
gistic speech, praced Jame3 Taylor Rogers
E. E. Cothran placed AdoiDh Sutro's
name in nomination. He stated that the
Republican party lad nominated Eugene
F. Loud as its candidate for this office and
had on two previous occasions demon
strated its ability to elect him. He be
lieved that in order to defeat Mr. Loud a
very strong man would have to be placed
in nomination. .For his nominee he
claimed the ability to unite such forces
as would insure his election beyond any
auestlon; that he would draw "people to
him by a personal magnetism wnich
would overrule any affiliation with parties.
Dr. Daywalt seconded the nomination
of Rogers and referred to him as a man of
only moderate means who would be in
close sympathy with the masses. Refer
ence was made to the fact that Sutro was
a millionaire, whose interests could not
i be in concord with the poor.
Mr. Cothran, iv an eloquent speech,
which was tilled with the fire of energy
and earnestness, condemned what he
termed the prevailing warfare between
the "house of want and the house of
have." He denied that the principles of
the People's party were built upon the
narrow basis of antagonism to capital or
the anarchistic doctrine of warfare upon
all men who had money. He claimed
j that the only way for the Populist party
to secure the support of the intelligent
public was for it to appeal to human
reason and gain the support of the con
servative and thinking people, be they
rich or poor, in the abolition of the infer
nal systems which worked for the benefit
of the few at the expense oi the masses.
Dr. Shaner of Los Gatos seconded the
nomination ol Adolph Sutro.
H. A. Mason affirmed that Sntro was
more in accord with the Republican party
in his financial ideas than with the Popu
lists. He had declared himself in favor of
free silver, but had declared his doubt of
the ability of the United States alone to
maintain silver at the ratio of 16 to 1.
Dr. bhaner said the ratio at which silver
could be maintained was a question which
had to be decided, and lie did not think
this idea should debar Mayor Sutro from
sei ving as the nominee of tue convention.
Joseph Asbury Johnson of San Fran
cisco said Mayor Sutro would not, in his
opinion, unite the Populists of San Fran
cisco. He aid not consider the financial
views of Mayor Sutro as being in har
nionv with those of the Populist party.
J. W. Hines spoke in favor of Rogers'
nomination, claiming that any disagree
ment of Adolph Sutro with the financial
plank of the Populist party should debar
him from nomination by that part}'.
The nominations were closed and bal
loting began. Rogers received 8 votes and
Adolph Sutro 3 votes. The chairman
stated that Mr. Rogers had not received a
majority of the convention, but Cothran
moved that the nomination of Mr. Rogers
be made unanimous and it was adopted.
H. A. Mason, J. W. Hines, C. H. Fuller,
R. A. Husted and Dr. Daywalt were ap
pointed as an auditing committee. The
chairman was instructed to reconvene tbe
convention iv case any vacancy occurred
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, SUNDAY, AUGUST 16, 1896.
In several important American cities,
however, business men, irrespective of
political affiliations, have seen the threat
ened evil in its true light, and meetings
have been held to protest against the
policy of let alone, of which Wilson and
"the' Boy Orator of the Platte" are chief
An idea of what Japan may yet do in
other lines is readily obtainable by a
glance at what sue has already done in the
manufacture of cotton textiles. One
might, in this connection, readily para
phrase the well-known legal axiom, "false
in one, false in all," by saying, "Success
ful in one, successful in all." By this it is
meaut that the demonstration of Japan's
ability to do intricate work in one line ia
evidence that her people are able to grasp
the intricacies of manufacture in the
handicrafts as a whole. The ability of
manual dexterity is common to many
Comine to the question of cotton tex
tiles, it ia found at the outset that spin
ning and weaving mills are multiplying;
that the profits and growth Qf the industry
are sufficient to greatly encourage the
artisans of the Orient. It is seen at a
glance that they are as proficient in the
production of things unknown to them as
in the production of poods and wares com
mon in their happy kingdom irom time
The chief industry thus fat developed
is tbe spinning and weaving of cotton by
means of modern power machinery. The
success they have so far achieved is mar
velous, and the promise of future
achievements is a menace to all competi
i or business arose which required the con
sideration of the delegates.
James Taylor Rogers, present secretary
to Mayor Sutro, was born in the city of
Lexington, Mo., in 1848, and witn his pa
rents arrived in Sonoma County in 1852,
where he remained during his boyhood,
attending the public schools in that
county. Thence he went to Mendocino
County in 1874, and eventually came to
San Francisco in 188G and has remained
I here ever since.
After finishing his term in the public
I schools at Santa Rosa he entered the Pa
i cilic Methodist College at Vacaville, and
subsequently spent two year 3 and six
months at Santa Clara College. He next
went to Harvard, where he entered the
I law college, graduating in 1878, and in the
j same year was admitted to the bar by the
Supreme Court of this State. Before en
tering college he had studied law with the
late Governor H. H. Haight and Judge
His first vote was cast for Horace Greely
when that distinguished journalist ran for
President of the United States. With the
Democratic party he remained until 1893
when tne conduct of Grover Cleveland so
disgusted him that he affiliated with the
As a public speaker Mr. Rogers is grace
ful and eloquent and leaves no doubt in
the minds of his hearers as to the convinc
ing force of his arguments. As a writer
he is clear and comprehensive. Speaking
of his policy on the silver question he
"I am theoretically a fiat-money man,
but in this campaign, and until we get re
lief I am in favor of free silver, because it
will in a measure break the tyranny of the
single gold standard. The decree of the
j Nation in making money — be it written on
! any substance, paper, goid or silver — is not
j dependent on the value of sucn substance.
But to me and to the people of San Fran
cisco the importance of the funding bill is
more than the question of silver or gold
money. We will never have prosperity
until the influence or sway of that corpo
ration, the Southern Pacific Railroad, is
SVFFERIXQ AT COOKS INLET.
Stranded Miners Cannot Leave Alaska
VICTORIA, B. C, Aug. 15.-The
steamer Queen, which arrived this morn
ing on its last Alaska trip of the season,
had as passengers a number of disap
pointed Cooks Inlet miners, one of whom
summarizes the situation thus:
"I never saw a better country to keep
away from. Everything seems to go
wrong, and there are men there who are
actually suffering from want. I don't
know what the poor fellows are going to
do, for they have no money, and without
money they cannot get out of the country.
It was reported at Sitka that the United
States revenue cutter Pinta was going to
the inlet to take away those who desired
to leave. I think the Government should
do something, for there is no way by
which the poor fellows can escape without
: Do not fall to read Thomas Slater's Advertise
ment on page a 9 for men. '" ; '
tors. It is in this line that Americans
have at present most need ior fear.
Speaking of the subject quite recently,
Sir Edwin Arnold said':
"I am convinced that Japan will ere
long play very hot with Manchester, our
great English cotton manufacturing cen
ter, and there are American cities that
will feel this competition keenly."
The extent of this evil is shown in a re
cent number of the Jijl, a native paper
published in Yokohama. It says:
"The cotton-spinning industry of Japan
has made rapid strides, and the number of
spindles has reached 1.000.000. In conse
quence, the supply of yarns is far exceed
ing the demand."
It requires no deep reasoning to under
stand that the result of this condition will
be an attempt to reach a new marKet and
what country offers opportunities equal to
those presented in America, particularly
under the doctrines of free trade? The
Japanese see already that the Americans
are a great purchasing people. Not only
are they coming here in great numbers,
but they are laying Droad and deep the
foundations oa which to build a powerful
In 1885 Japan imported but $800,000 worth
of raw cotton, but in 1894 she imported
$19,500,000 vorth, or more than twenty
four times as much. The growth of spin
dles was, ot course, correspondingly great.
Osaka is at present the great manu
facturing center of Japan. In that city
last year the thriving mills paid an aver
age dividend of 18 per cent, the highest
being 28 and the lowest 8 per cent. These
figures plainly indicate that the cotton in
Democrats Break Faith
With First District
THE RAILROAD ACCUSED
Its Policy Said to Be Anything
to Beat the People's
OCTOPTJ3 ATTORNEYS SCORED.
Votes Will Be Thrown io the Re
publican Ncmisee Rather Than
NAPA, Cal., Aug. 15.— The First Dis
trict Democratic convention, which met
here to-day, turned down George W. Mon
teith very effectively. Mr. Monteith, who
is the Populist nominee for Congress from
the First District, expected to be indorsed
by the convention, but his name was not
even mentioned. A committee was ap
pointed to meet the conference committee
from the Populist party and if possible
agree upon a fusion candidate for Con
It is whispered that the Democrats are
willing to support anybody but Monteith.
If the Populists, however, insist upon put
ting him on the ticket it is asserted that
the Democratic vote will be thrown to
Congressman Barham, the Republican
nominee. Monteith claims that this state
of affairs is the result of railroad interfer
ence. He said last night:
"Our experience to-day is an evidence of
what we are going to receive at the hand 3
of the Democrats. Apparently the only
use they have for us is to secure our votes.
I did not come to Napa with the idea that
i personally had any right to a Democratic
nomination. lam not a Democrat, but I
am a Populist, and had been given to un
derstand that this would be conceded, not
to me, but to the party.
"There were quite a number of delegates
here who sincerely wanted to deal justly
with us, but Mr. Geary and his proxies
were too much for them. lam satisfied
that the railroad company is at the bot
tom of this matter and that It has devised
this method of keeping me out of a posi
tion, in which they know I would be able
to frustrate some of their schemes.
"The Populist party had been led to be
lieve that the Democratic party would join
in the union of forces to secure the free
coinage of silver. We heartily and freely
nominated their candidate for President.
In return we expected to obtain their in
dorsement of at least three out of the
seven members of Congress in this State,
besides concessions upon the Legislative
ticket. This performance to-day is a good
indication that they are net sincere in
their professions. They have begun work
and have nominated a candidate in every
district in which we had a nominee in this
State except this district, and they will un
doubtedly place one in nomination here.
Theresultof that will be that they will so
disgust and anger our people that it is hard
to tell just what will be the final outcome.
"The plea of the district convention
here is that the State committee has no
control over the district convention, and
if this proposition is carried to its logical
conclusion it will apply to every Assembly
and Senatorial district In the State, and
the Populists will get beautifully left.
We were perfectly willing to meet them
in a spirit of fairness and justice, while on
their part they are disposed to take ad
vantage of the situation. I have seen
enough here to-day to satisfy me, and do
not intend to be a party to any further
negotiations at all. I begin my campaign
a week from to-day, and I shall go to
work and make a straight Populist and
anti-railroad fight all down the line. The
Democrats can do just what they ple&se.
"I have delayed my campaign for
several weeks upon the promise that they
were going to do something. Indeed I
have done everything that could be done
to brinar about an understanding. Now,
after having made all my arrangements
and having got my fight fully organized,
they deliberately come to me and suggest
that I withdraw. That I certainly will
not do in any event. lam on the ticket,
dnstry is richly remunerative. In the
United States and in England during the
same era the outlook for the mills has
been very bad.
The position of the Democratic party on
the subject of protection is now so well
known that no one looks for relief from
Japan by the aid of that party. Wi ether
applied to the cheap products of Japan or
to those of the world at large the Wilson
bill works evil. A writer on the subject-
Senator Jacob Gallinger of New Hamp
shire — has well said of the Wilson bill :
"The Wilson bill is an elaborate at
tempt to carry out the principles, on the
subject of a tariff, that were incorporated
into the Democratic platform at Chicago
in 1892. Its author, Mr. Wilson, and its
supporters claim that it is closely modeled
after the Walker tariff act of 1846, which
has been fully described and the evil re
sults of which have been pointed out. The
Wilson bill as reported and as It passed
the House was a thorough free-trade bill
in effect, whatever may have been tbe in
tention of its author" It struck down at
a blow all the leading industries of the
country by putting iron ore, coal, wool,
lumber and many other leading articles
upon the free list." It was fought earnestly
and well by Republicans, but was made
a party measure and pushed through the
House without answering or honestly at
tempting to answer the facts and argu
ments against it. As it came to the Sen
ate it was inimical and dangerous to the
business interests of Beveral States which
were represented in the Senate by Demo
If the Wilson bill, a mild form of free
trade, has already struck down many
iniDortant industries of the country, what
could be. expected of Bryan's principles of
absolute free trade as a means of bringing
even the slightest relief to the already
overburdened workingmen of the coun
The most careful study of the question
of Oriental competition convinces best that
such a principle as that championed by tho
Republicans is the only one that can be
expected to bring relief. That without
protection there cannot be prosperity or
I contentment among the masses.
and there to stay. If they do not display
a proper spirit toward the Populist party
there is no law that I know of that will
compel them to do so.
i. "1 certainly ; have no i further time to
waste in what I know will be fruitless dis
cussion. They have no intention of doing
anything except to try to induce me to with
i draw, which I have no intention of doing.
J Therefore there is no room for any argu
ment. ■ ,■; , -•
i "So far as the committee that was ap
pointed is concerned there are several
excellent gentlemen upon it, but it will be
dominated by railroad influence. They
might just as well have made Mr. Herrin
the l^ chairman as Mr. Geary. I will not
have any dealing with Mr. Geary under \
any circumstances or upon any terms
whatsoever. It will be utterly useless for
them to send a committee that contains
any railroad attorneys in its personnel to
talk to me. I will not deal . with it in any
way, shape or form. On ; the contrary, I
defy the railroad and all its methods! and .
warn its people that they are simply wast
ing their time in trying to hoodwink me."
. ■ ... . ..,, .... — —
POLO COUNTY REPUBLICANS.
Delegates to Fallejo Instructed to Cast
Their Ballots for Clark.
WOODLAND, Cal., Aug. 15.— The Yolo
County Republican convention met in
this city this afternoon to select seven del
egates to the Third District Convention at
Vallejo on August 22. George Pierce of
Davlsville was elected chairman and Wil
liam Wall of West Woodland secretary.
The delegates selected are:
Delegates at large— Judge A. C. Ruegles of
Woodland and George Pierce of Davlsville.
Supervisorial District No. I— Hugo Frommelt
Supervisorial District No. 2— George North
Supervisorial District No. 3— George C. Peart
of Knights Lauding.
Supervisorial District No. 4— C. F. Thomas of
Supervisorial District No. s— Dr. Craig of
The nominees of the platform adopted
at the St. Louis convention were ratified
i and the candidacy of Hon. R. Clark for
I Congress was unanimously indorsed. Tbe
delegates elected were instructed
to use all their means to forward his
! nomination. Before adjourning there
: were loud calls for Reese Clark, and when
this gentleman appeared on the platform
there was much applause. He thanked
the convention for the honor bestowed
upon him, and said he felt proud that his
fellow-citizens, with whom he had been
associated for twenty years, had indorsed
him lor such a high position.
U RIAH REPUBLICANS.
Enthusiastic Meeting at iThlch McKinley
~ Made Xiarffe Gain*.
UKIAH, Cal., Aug. 15.— A grand Re
publican rally, under the auspices of the
McKinley and Hobart Club was held at
the opera-house this evening. .-■ The club
was organized last •■ Saturday evening, and
has increased greatly in membership since
that time. Large numbers signed the roll
.this evening aiter the close of the evening.
Many who have been '■ life-long Democrats
have '■ joined the 7 i Republican : ranks, this
being especially the case " with these en
gaged in the wool and hop industries,
which have suffered in ' this country, p In
dications are that Mendocino ( County will
give ;a ? majority to ■ McKinley, although
hitherto it has been considered safe for the
Democracy by 300. ; The meeting this even
ing was addressed \ by Hon. T. L. Caro
thers, president of the McKinley Club, ana
Hon. John W. Johnston, late of Nebraska,
who made the campaign with Senator
Thurston of that State, 5 and was a member
of the Legislature that elected Thuraton
to the United States Senate. The enthu
siasm at- the meeting was great, and the
house" was crowded, many ladies being
present. -; : ','" " : '^-_:. "'-'■ ."'•;;'':■.
Hi I born the Choice of That Connty's
Jfepublicana for Congrr.»n.
VALLEJO, Cal., Aug. 15.— The Repub
lican primaries held this afternoon, to
elect delegates to the Third Congressional
District Republican Convention, to be
held in Vallejo on Saturday next, resulted
in the choice of J. J. Lucbsineer and
Charles H. Newman at large; Fourth Su
pervisorial District, A. L. Hatheway and
John H. Mugridge; Second Supervisorial
District, James Nevins and James Bles
sington. The delegates are for S. G. Hil
born first, last and all the lime. F. B.
Chandler was elected from Elmira. The
nine delegates elected in Contra Costa
Country have been Instructed for Hilborn.
Solano County will be solid for Hilborn.
Cloverdale Republican Sally.
CLOVERDALE, Cal., Aug. 15.— The
Republicans held their first grand rally
here laat night at Library Hall, which,
with a seating capacity of about 300. was
rilled to overflowing. Colonel W. P. Ink,
a weli-known Grand Army man, presided
over the meeting. Coneressman J. A.
Barbam and Hon. D. E. McKinlay of
Santa Rosa were the principal speakers of
the evening. The Republican club now
has a membership of over 100.
I. nuil Speaks at San Jout.
SAN JOSE, Cal, Aug. 15.—Congress
man Loud addressed a large and enthusi
astic meeting of the Santa Clara County
Republican Club this afternoon. An ad
dress on "The Money Question," setting
forth the history of both parties on the
financial question, was presented by a
committee and adopted. It will be printed
and circulated among the voters.
BARLOW FOR CONGRESS.
Sixth District Populists Select Their
Candidate nt San Luis,
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Cal., Aug. 15.—
The adjourned session of the Sixth Dis
trict Congressional convention was called
to order in the opera-house by W. C. Bow
man, chairman of the convention as it
'was constituted at Sacramento. A. G.
Hinckley of Los Angeles officiated as sec
retary. J. V. Webster was elected chair
It was decided that when the nomina
tion for Congress was in order an informal
ballot be taken and each of the men voted
for De then called to the platform to ex
press his views. The first ballot under
the arrangement resulted as follows: H.
C. Dillon 8, C. A. Barlow 6, A. L. Sprague
5, G. T. Bruc»4, H. H. Clark 3, W. C. Bow
man 3, J. M. Powell 1, and George S. Pat
ton 1. Total, 31.
Judge Utley of Los Angeles read the
platform reported by the committee. It
merely indorsed the principles.of the party
as stated in the St. Louis Populist plat
form and placed the party on record as
being in favor of fusion by the following
Jletolved, That we insist upon an equitable
division of the electoral vote equal to onr nu
Each candidate having stated his posi
tion, the balloting began, twenty-five
votes being necessary for a choice. The
first five ballots resulted as follows:
First ballot— A. R. Sprague 8, G. T. Bruce 4}£,
H. C. Dillon 8, W. C. Bowman 4, C. A. Barlow
17%, G. S. Patton 5; no choice.
Second ballot— Sprague 0, Dillon 8, Barlow
17, Bowman 4, Bruce 7, Patton 5.
Third ballot— Sprague 4, Dillon 9, Bowman
9, Bruce 4. Bailovv 17, Patton 5.
Fourth ballot— Sprague 7, Dillon 8, Bowman
3, Bruce 2. Barlow 20, Patton 7.
Fifth ballot — Sprague 6, Dillon 2, Bowman 3,
Bruce 0, Barlow 23, Patton 12, Rush 1.
Los Angeles forced an adjournment for
fifteen minutes. On reassembling Los An
geles County made an effort to stampede
the delegates to Rush, whom they said the
Democrats would indorse. A hurried con
sultation was held with Ventura, which
had been voting for Patton, a Democrat,
on every ballot, to swing Ventura's dele
gates into line for Rush. It could not be
Secretary Hinckley began calling the
roll. Moore of Los Angeles announced
nineteen votes for Rusn. In another
moment W. C. Bowman waa on his feet
protesting. He said he had been voted
for Rush, and he did not care to do any
such thing. Moore then changed the vote
to eighteen for Rush, and Bowman voted
This was the signal for great applause,
and the counties swung into line for Bar
low and he received thirty-one votes, the
combined vote of Monterey, San Luis
Obißpo, Santa Barbara, Ventura and Santa
Barlow was declared the nominee and
came forward and thanked tue conven
tion. On motion of Mr. Sprague the nom
ination was made unanimous.
GRASS VALLEY DEMOCRATS.
Opening of Their Campaign by Con
GRASS VALLEY, Cal., Aug. 15.— The
Democrats opened their campaign this
evening with a speech by Congressman
James G. Maguire. A special train from
Nevada City of four cars, bringing mostly
women and children, arrived about 8
o'clock, and immediately afterward Dr. I.
W. Hays called the meeting to order and
introduced the speaker of the evening.
The free silver sentiment being strong
here and the people being eager for a
lucid explanation of that subject, a com
paratively large crowd was present and
heard the opening remarks. As the
speaker did not impress the audience in
the beginning of his argument, the crowd
soon began to grow smaller and lose inter
est. Not much enthusiasm was manifest
ed and the opening meeting was a decided
frost for the Democrats.
Congressman Maguire spoke for two
hours on the silver question, trying to im
press his hearers with the idea of better
times under a Democratic administration.
He denounced the administration of Har
rison in unmeasured terms and evaded the
policy and actions of the present admini
stration. During his whole speech he cre
ated no enthusiasm, and beside a few
handclaps no applause was heard. He de
voted some time to the explanation of the
alleged control of the United States Treas
ury by the Morgan syndicate of New York
and offered as a solution the election of
I Bryan and a free-silver Congress.
During parts of his speech he was
J obliged to ask for better attention, as dis
j interested persons would converse near
! the platform. He denounced the actions
! and policy of Congressman Grove L. John
j son, condemning his course on the fund
ing bill and saying he was not a friend of
the workintjman. After concluding the
customary three cheers T«ere given for the
speaker and the Presidential nominees.
Delegates Front Three Parties Complete
Their Union Ticket.
ELLENSBURG, Wash.. Auc 15.—Com
plete in all its parts the ticket, in con
structing which three State conventions —
Democratic, Populist and Free Silver Re
publicans — have been engaged since
Wednesday morning, the People's par;y,
the last of the trio, having concluded its
labors and adjourned late this afternoon,
is as foilows:
Presidential Electors— N. T. Caton (Dem.),
W T hitman County; Inman Maxwell (Dem.),
Whatcom County; D.C.Newman (Pop.), Spo
kane County; Charles E. Kline (Pop.), What
Congressman — James Hamilton Lewis
(Dem.), King County; W. C. Jones (Free Silver
Rep.), Spokane County.
State Supreme Judge— John B. Reavis (Dem.),
Governor— John R. Rogers (Pop.), Pierce
Lieutenant-Governor — Thurston Daniels
(Pop.). Clarke County.
Auditor— Neal P. Cheatham (Pop.), Whitman
Secretary of State— Will D. Jenkins (Pop.),
Treasurer— C. W. Young (Pop.), Whitman
Attorney-General— Patrick Henry Winston
(Free Silver Rep.), Spokane County.
Public Lauds Commissioner— Robert Bridges
(Pop.). King County.
Superintendent of Public Instruction-
Frank J. Brown (Free Silver Rep.), King
State Printer— Gwin Hicks (Dem.), Thurston
A circus parade passed the convention
hall while the Populists were balloting for
Lieutenant - Governor to-day. To "-he
surprise and chagrin of the chairman,
enough members left to break the quorum,
bringing the proceedings to an abrupt
termination. In vain the chairman rapped
for order and commanded the bewhiskered
statesmen to return. With the passing of
the parade the delegates returned to the
hali and the ballot proceeded.
SANTA CL Aft A NATIONAL
County Ticket dominated by the Broad
gauge Prohibitionist*. <
I ; SAN ; JOSE, Cal., Aug. 15.— The Nation
al party held its first county convention in
this city to-day. The party is an offspring
of the Prohibition party, having the * same
principles upon the liquor question, but
taking sides on ; other : issues. The plat
forms of the State and National ' conven
i tions or the party were indorsed. A com
plete county ticket was ' nominated \ with
the exception of Superior Judge, which
nomination was ! referred to* the County
Central Committee. >•■ ■: : :^ :;.
The following nominations were made:
State SenatoryiThirty-nrst District, Henry
: French. Assemblymen— Fifty-fourth Dis
trict, C. E. Webber; Fifty-fifth i District,
;H.i T. Besse; i Fifty-sixth District, S. E.
Crowe. Supervisors— Second District," P.
T. Porter; Fourth District, L. Rhoads;
Fifth District. T. B. Kerr.
Arrangements were made for a ratifica
tion meeting, to be held in this city on
AugU3t 29, at whicn addresses will ba
delivered by Henry French and C. H.
Dunn. Arrangements were also made for
meetings and club organizations through*
out the county.
IRVINE ACCUSES MERRITT.
Sensational Charge* of fraud in the
Use of a Proxy.
LOS ANGELES, Cal m Aue. 15.— A tre
mendous political sensation was created
here this afternoon by the receipt of a
letter from John Irvine of Salinas City, a
delegate to the Sixth District convention
of the Democratic party, alleging duplicity
en the part of M. R. Mcrritt, chairman of
that convention. ? Irvine, in his letter to
George Patton, asserts positively that in
giving his proxy to Merritt he expressly
stipulated that his vote should be cast for
Pation so long as he , remained before the
convention, whereas Chairman Merritt
cast his own vote • and that of Irvine's
proxy for L. J. Rose, Patton's opDonent.
A number of delegates to the adjourned
convention of next Monday are already
in the city, and the friends of Patton are
denouncing Merntt in unmeasured terms.
Merritt is one of the Democratic Presiden
tial electors, and it is . asserted Dy the
Patton men that in view of this exposure
an effort will be made to take him off the
Delegate Irvine now revokes the proxy
to Merritt and appoints Delegate Wright
to cast the proxy for Patton.
McLaehlan at Santa Monica.
SANTA MONICA, Cal., Aug. 15.-The
campaign was opened here to-night by the
Republicans. A most successful rally was
held under the auspices of tne Santa
Monica McKinley Club, which is doing
valiant service for protection and sound
money. The opera-house was packed to
the doors by Santa Monicans, many ladies
gracing the occasion. Congressman Mc-
Laehlan was the principal speaker. He
dilated upon the prosperity that was sure
to come with the election of McKinley and
the enforc?ment of a tariff to protect the
American laborer. Luther G. Brown and
S. M. Haskeil. editor of the Pomona Prog
ress, also addressed the audience.
There are two solid silver tea-tables at
CALL FOR TH ORGANIZATION
In the City and County of San Francisco.
ALL CITIZENS KISSIDING IN* THE CITY
and County of Pan Francisco who favor the
success of she National Republican ticket and
platform, the election of McKinley and Ilobart,
and the conservation of the honor, 4 good faith and
prosperity of the Nation are hereby Invited io par-
ticipate In the organization of the Republican
party in the City and County of San Francisco.and
to join the clubs hereinafter provided for.
On Monday, August 17. 1896, at 8 o'clock r. v. ,
there will be organized in each Assembly District
of the City under the nuspices of tho joint regular
Republican Congressional Committees of the
Fourth and • Fifth Congressional Districts a Na-
tional • Republican' c'.uo composed of all electors
who will support the National .Republican ticket.
The temporary organization will be effected
under the direction of duly a credited representa-
tives Of this committee. The officers of said club»
shall be a president, two vice-presidents, secretary,
surer and an enrollment committee of thre*
members < : .... ■■
The place of meeting will be announced and
published with this call on Sunday and Monday,
August 16 and 17, 189tf, in all the dally news-
papers of the city.
Immediately after the temporary oiganlzation
a roil shall be prepared for the signatures and
addresses Of all Republicans who may De in at-
tendance.' roil shall remain open and In
charge of the enrolling committee at a place to bo
publicly announced at said meeting every evening
until .Saturday evening, August 2^, 1896. at which
time permanent organization shall be effected.
At. the meeting on Monday, August 17, 1896, In
addition to the enrolling committee of three there
shall be appointed for each precinct of the district
a canvassing committee of three members, whose
duty ii shall be to canvass the respective precincia
and to obtain the signatures and atWiatton of all
Republicans desirous and willing to participate In
the organization. Said canvassing committees
shall make their final reports to the enrolling com-
mittees on Saturday morning, August 22, 1896, at
10 o'clock. '
it shall be the duty of the enrolling committee
to pass upon all signatures to the roll of members
and all names returned by the canvassing com-
mittees, and to require that every name remain-
ing thereof shall De that of a bona-flde elector of
No person shall be entitled to be a member of
any club other than that of the district in which,
Tne enrolling committee shall have power to
strike from the roll the name : of any person not
entitled to be a member of the club, provided that
any person dissatisfied with the action of said
enrolling committee may present his grievance to
the joint Congressional committees, which will
act thereon. - ■ . /
At all meetings of the club : only regularly en-
rolled members shall ;be permitted to participate
In the proceedings. : ' ■ "
t Certified copies of the list of members of each of
said clubs, together with the list of permanent
officers thereof, shall be transmitted to the head-
quarters of the joint Congressional committees
not later than Monday, August 24. .1896, at 8 p. v.
.The list of temporary officers shall be trans-
mitted to these headquarters as soon as named.
Dated August 13, 1896
■ Charles S. KISTEB,
Chairman Joint Republican Congressional Com-
mittees of the Fourth and Fifth Congressional
Headquarters— Rooms 4 and 25, *'lood building,
southwest corner Fourth and Market streets, San
< Twenty-eighth Assembly District— Drews' Hall,
121 New Montgomery st.
Twenty-ninth Assembly Irish-Ameri-
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Thirty- Assembly District— Teutonia Ball,
1308 Howard st. -
Thirty-second Assembly District— SE. cor. of
Brannan and (Jeneva sts.
Thirty-third Assembly District— SE. cor. Of
Twenty-fourth and Folsom sts.
Thirty-fourth Assembly District—
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Thirty-seventh Assembly District—
Thirty-eighth Assembly District— .Powers' Hall,
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Thirty-ninth Assembly District-Saratoga Hall,
Fortieth Assembly District-Bear Club Hall,
cor. Fillmore and Post st*. -
Forty- first Assembly District— Plxley Hall, cor.
Polk and Pacific sts.'
' Forty-second Assembly District— Turn verelo
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Forty-third Assembly District-California Hall,
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Forty-fourth Assembly District— Washington-
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