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SAN FRANCISCO, FRIDAY, JUNE 15, 1900. VOLUME LXXXVTLI— NO. 15. m^he Democracy of California, In convention , assembled, for purposes pertaining to the ensuing [• cctlortcl eleetloa, 're'eerve ' all ' deelarfttlona npon ' State tunes until the nezt'State convention for •*¦ the Eo=ai=s.tlca oi Presidential 'electora, e=d Conine sill prccent cipreentono to catloaal'aflBlri or those Intimately associated therewith. We reaSrm the principles of Jeffencnian Democracy as C3T!ne!&ted in the p!r.tfcra adopted by the Zs«t Jfatlonal Democratic Convention. We deaasd seen an csesdment to Cte constitution of the United States es Trill pro-ride for an Income tax. We favor an amendment to the constitution of the United States reqnlrlnc the election of (.'sited State* Senators by a direct vote of the people. . . . . ¦ "" We favor the Immediate 'construction and the control and protection of the Slccragna canal by the United States. * V V^ \\> extend to the people of the South African republics our sympathy In their heroic struggle to prnrrrc their national integrity ejid to vindicate the immutable principle that goyernnent« de rive their Just poirem from the consent of the aroverned, and we, therefore, condemn the present Be pcbllcan r.dmlnf.itration for Its unfriendly attitude toward those republics. We are unalterably opposed, to. imperialism in any form. We condemn the Porto Rlean tariff law recently enacted by the present Republican Congresi as a bold and open violation of the nation's organic law and a flagrant breach of gbodfoith. We r.sscrt thst the constitution follows the tlr.r,, and we denounce the doctrine that an execu tive or a Congress, created and limited by the constitution, can exercise lawful authority beyond that constitution or in violation of It. Believing that n. nation cannot Ions; endure part republic and part empire, we oppose warn of conquest and colonial possession. We favor the Immediate abolition of all unnecessary war taxes. '.-..¦ The Democratic party has repeatedly, called the attention of the country to the (Trowing danger of large combination* of capital, which absorb tbe business of a nation, check enterprise and '.re strict end stunt individual 'effort and opportunity. These evils, so often predicted, are" now fnlly realized, and the vast trusts which now control' the Industries of the conntr)' will, in the near fn tnre, openly dominate, an they now secretly manipulate, all governmental agenclei, nnleiR bya change in the political complexion of the -Government and the enactment of lair* ,Ior their suppression they are deprived of further opportunity -for : the -Injury and enslavement of the 'people. We therefore pledge ourselves to wage an unceasing warfare against all trusts as dangerous foen to f!ic peace, .well beinsr and prosperity of tbe people, and we demand the repeal of all laws giving specie! ; privileges 'to any person, class, locality or. Interest. ¦• " " '-.'sY-i? S~~. We favor the re-enactment and' Improvement of the Chinese exclusion act and the enactment of such laws r.s will exclude all Asiatic labor. We call attention to the. inconsistency ,of the Republican party, which, while imposing? extraragaat taxation upon the masses, of the American ; people/ for . the benefit of favored interests, antler the frulse -of ¦ protecting American labor, Is at tbe nametlme par sulng a policy which, If successful, must .result In bringing the American toller Into direct competi tion with millions of unasslmllated Asiatics. ;'.*:..- . ¦ . We congratulate the Democracy upon' the selection of W. R. Hearst to be president of ; the Na tional Association of Democratic Clubs. And we heartily commend .the able efforts of his two Journals, tbe San Francisco Examiner and the Xew York Journal, in advocating Democratic principles and cham pioning the candidacy" of William J. Bryan for ; President of the United States. ~; We /recognise the rplrndld ability and unswerving integrity. of William J. Bryan, and .we heartily Indorse him for Pres ident of the United States,* and hereby Instruct the delegates elected by this convention to use all hon orable means to secure his nomination. 111111 '' convention .'for the Vice Presi dential nomination. It is fair to assume that he did not suspect that such an indorsement would have any other meaning than to tickle his vanity, but he wanted the empty honor, and for weeks his employes have been laboring to win'^ it for. him. ' They worked quietly; and hoped by exciting no comment to grasp the prize with out protest. .They. were literally planning to steal the indorsement of the Yellow Kid from the con vention. They came to Sacra mento. with a blare of trumpets. They induced three prominent Democrats to act in the doubtful capacity of "special commis sioners," -whatever that may mean,- in the home of the Yellow •Kid. They • told what a great convention was to assemble at Sacramento.; They flattered, ca joled, pleaded, and to-night there is' sadness and sorrow in their camp. HEARST BAFFLED. Hearst was denied the prize he sought. The CaH ¦ exposed the scheme this morning and the con vention; reeled back from the precipice, of: absurdity; toward which it; was plunging. The committee on platform and resolutions decided that the Dem ocracy of California cannot go so far.as tojndorse the Yellow Kid in his ambition. There was a battle royal to-day in the commit tee when Hearst's name was suggested. Leading Democrats whose sense of the ridiculous is keen protested against saddling the Democracy of California with the Hearst individuality. They spoke plain, and it must be said bluntly. Mr. Hearst would not have been pleased with the pict ure which his Democratic friends drew of him. His partisans were frightened from their position and they were more than gratified when the committee agreed, in a desire to heal the wound of de feat, to commend Hearst to the goodwill of Democrats for his fidelity, financial and otherwise, to the Democratic party. WAS A HUGE JOKE. . The decision of the committee was a long cry from a Vice Pres idential indorsement, but Mr. Hearst's employes, it must be said/ are taking the outcome phil osophically. Indeed,- they were Inclined to look upon the affair as others saw it, a huge joke, in- iSTATE CHAIRMAN MANN OPENING THE DEMOCRATIC eONVENTlON CALL n K A DQ.r A RTER S. SACHAMESTO. Jnne 14. — IVli-cate* at Larpc— James D. Phelan, San Fran cine©; Stephen 31. Whlt«*. I>o« Arsclr*! J« C Mag-nlre, San Francisco; M. F. Terpey, Ala meda. Consrrwiional District Del rC 8«-v First District J. S. Street of Santa Rosa and Sen ator C. F. Foster of Tehama. «e><-©nd District O. AV. Cnr ailrhapl of S^ cnrarito and John M. Woods of Stockton. Third District — James A. K<-?« of Hainan and Frank Frr-t-zximti ot Glean. Fonrtb District — Curtis BlUjner and Charles Edelman of *»~n l'riinrl'co. Fifth Dt«trl«r» J»«i»»r Mo- Donald of Ssa Francisco and Jame* II. Henry of San Jose. Milh Dixtrlct K. F. del Valle of l.«»* Ancelrs anil John 31cGonlg!e of Ventura. Seventh District — \V. X. .Mc- Faddrn of Orange and II. A. CALL HEADQ UAR TERS, SACRAMENTO, June 14. — The Demo cratic State Convention has met and adjourned. The delegates are talking to-night- of the bat- ties that were lost and won and in the glass of good fellowship party quarrels and excitement are forgotten. The political body which has held the interest of the city for a day met to elect delegates to the National Demo cratic Convention, and it is safe to say that nine out of every ten hurrahing Democrats do, not know the names of the men they have chosen to represent the Democracy of the State at Kan sas City. The election of na tional delegates became in the convention a matter of minor concern and to-night gossiping Democracy is confiding to itself the results of the big meeting. SIGNIFICANT RESULTS. This convention will long be remembered in the councils of the Democracy of California as an assemblage of more than ordi nary interest. It accomplished three positive and significant re sults. It registered the political death of James D. Phelan, the Mayor of San Francisco. It repudiated, with an asser- THE KANSAS CITY , DELEGATES. spired in the best of good humor and never intended to be serious. While they are inclined to take this view, of -the -.situation, their special commissioners do not. This interesting group ot yellow kids has surprised its friends in the convention. The most humorous aspect of the ap pearance of the kids here is per j haps involved in the fact that they take themselves seriously.. They give painful indications that the burden of the pen is heavy upon them. By common ex-Governor Budd was shorn to-day of his prerogative as censor in chief. Last night he labored long and earnestly with Maguire in an effort to dissuade him from-" writing anything. Il Maguire has learned anything it is that ink, even when inoculated, should be used with discretion. But last night he turned a dear ear to the pleadings of Budd and the result was that the other com- missioner, waiting for the censor ship, failed to prepare his liter ary effusion in time for the Yel low Kid. Maguire was disheart ened, Budd was disgusted. Phc- Ian was insulted and the Yellow Kid was thrown upon his own re sources. As a result he overlooked the news of the convention and wa3 chagrined this morning to read in The Call the platform and nominees of the convention, the name of the chairman of the new State Central Committee and the expose of his own schemes. So he determined upon a reorgani zation of the special commission ers, and Mayor Phelan was elect ed commissioner in chief. And the arrangement was just. As an observer remarked, the editor of the yellow sheet of San Francisco has. acted for a long time as the Mayor of the metropolis and it was no more than common jus tice to permit the Mayor of San Francisco, for a short time, to act as editor of the yellew sheet. PHELAN SNUBBED. With this honor Mayor Phelan must rest content. He has re ceived none other from the con vention which has just adjourned. He has played no part in its de liberationSf he has done nothing to suggest or dictate its policy. McNah Is the Hew Demo cratic Boss o! the State and Is Now in Posses sion oi the Party Ma chinery. White, Mapire, Tar peyandPhelanAre Elected Delegates at Large to Kansas City— Phelan Cuts a Sorry Figure Among His Fellow Demo crats. Leaders Would Not Permit the Saddling oi the De mocracy oi California Witn tbe Hearst Indi viduality. Battle Royal in Com mittee Men Name oi Saffron Sheet's Owner Is Suggest ed, Resulting in a Victory lor Those WhoFouptApinst Indorsement. tion as emphatic as it was unex pected; the absurd claims of Will iam R. Hearst to party favor and adulation. It recorded the complete vie- tory of Gavin McNab as the Dem ocratic boss of the State and his possession of the party ma chinery. The humiliation of the pro- prietor of the yellow sheet Of San Francisco constitutes perhaps the most interesting develop ment of the convention. Hearst wanted the indorsement of the Futile Labors of Employes of William R. Hearst Who Planned to Steal Vice Presidential Indorsement From the Convention— Gathering Registers the Political Death of the Little Mayor of San Francisco. CALIFORNIA DEMOCRATS EMPHATICALLY REPUDIATE ABSURD CLAIM OF THE YELLOW KID JOURNALIST The San Francisco Call. PLATFORM OF THE CALIFORNIA DEMOCRACY.