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The vote was taken and resulted in 28 for the Pemberton substitute and 24 for the Hearst instructions. Before the vote was announced William Den man changed his vote, as he did not desire in any way to indorse Hearst, hence the vote stood 27 to 25. The com mittee at once repaired to the conven tion hall and the reports were read as presented. The Democrats of New York indorsed Parker. Now we are asked Jto indorse Mr. Hearst. It is proper for the State to say whether it wants Hearst or not. It has been customary in this State to instruct delegations. The question of a fight or no fight cuts no figure in this thing. It scares no one. Hears't will no doubt have a hard time to get the nomination, even with the Califor nia indorsement, so I do not see why we might not just as well instruct the delegation." L. F. Smith of Santa Cruz said he would like to see harmony. "Let us give Hearst an indorsement." SANTA ROSA, May 17.— Robert Crooks, a negro, who was one of the survivors of the Donner party,; passed away .this afternoon at * the County Hospital, where he had been spending his remaining days. Crooks was a na tive of Missouri, aged 76 years, and death was due to heart failure. When the Donner party departed from their Eastern homes for California, Crooks waa a servant ¦ in the family of that name and elected to come, with them on the trip. ; .. Donner Party SurviWr Dies. taste. The Juttner of A. G. Andrews Is another figure that fits excellently into the . picture, as also that of the valet, done by Leslie Kenyon. The crowds, student crowds here, as Mans field crowds, famous therefore for plas ticity and picturesqueness. Their stu dent songs are excellent and set many a fatherlander in the. audience whis tling a little tearfully and not quite under their breath. The scenery is splendid where it shouli be and throughout excellently "appropriate. BLANCHE PARTINGTON. According to a decision of Judge Seawell rendered yesterday August F. Meyer is the owner of 1500 shares of stock in the Columbia Brewing Com pany and M. H. Ulrichs is the owner of an equal number. The 3000 shares were in an envelope in the vault of the San Francisco Savings Union and were held there with the understanding that they were not to be removed except in the . presence , of Meyer and Ulrichs, Meyer, however, according to the bank officials, took half of the stock with out .the knowledge of the. officers of the bank and a suit was brought by the bank to determine the ownership of , the entire stock. In • deciding - the case Judge Seawell gave the bank judgment for costs incurred in the ac tion. Meyer Owns Half of Stock. QUINCY, Mass., May 17.— The battle ship Rhode Island was launched to-day at the yards of the Fore River Ship and Engine Company. After the vessel had left the ways the launching crew experienced an unex pected disaster. The great craft had attained such headway that she could not.be stopped in deep water, and her anchor failing to hold her stern was forced into a mudbank. Three tugs made fast to her as soon as possible, but the tide fell rapidly and they were unable to move her. The company sent to Boston for additional tugs and late to-night the battleship was floated. A naval , inspector who was on the scene expressed the opinion that the ship was not damaged. . ¦ NEW BATTLESHIP SLIDES INTO A BANK OF MUD HELENA, Mont., May 17. — The safe in the office of the Billings Browing Company, was dynamited to-day and papers, money and diamonds valued at $7500 taken. Fred Stephens, the watchman, was shot and . seriously wounded by the burglars, who es caped. THIEVES DYNAMITE HELENA BREWERY ST. LOUIS, May 17. — In the Inter national Good Roads Convention to day the principal speaker was General Nelson A. Miles. General Miles de clared himself to be thoroughly in sympathy with the movement for bet ter roads and in his address recom mended that 5000 men in the army, be used In times- of peace as an engineer ing corps to locate the best and most feasible roads and co-operate with the surveyors of the various States. General Miles' Plan for Insuring Good Highways in -the Vari ous States. - WOULD HAVE SOLDIERS MAP OUT THE ROADS NEW YORK. May 17. — Jesse Lev/ isohn, who yesterday refused to- reply to questions in the Court of Special Sessions and before the Grand Jury regarding an alleged gambling-hojse, was indicted to-day by the Grand Jury for criminal contempt of court. Lew isohn was immediately arraigned, pleaded not guilty and furnished bopd in the sum of $1000.' '» \ Burglarg Enter Office, Shoot Watch man and Steal More Than $7000. DECLINES TO TESTIFY AND IS INDICTED NEW YORK, May 17. — The Inter national Navigation Company's sfeam ship Conemaugh, which left Seattle for New York December 13 last, has not been heard from since February 28, when her captain telegraphed to the New York agents that he had touched at Caronel for coal. At the offices of the American line it was said to-day that they had no fears for the safety of the vessel. They thought it quite possible in view of > the poor quality of coal which the captain re ported as being all he could secure at Caronel, that he might have been obliged to call at some other South American port to replenish his bunk ers. The Conemaugh has a general'cargo of Pacific Coast freight. She was originally the Scarabosco. which was burned to the water's edge at Newport News some years ago. Owners of Missing Vessel Think She May Have Been Delayed by '- " * • Poor Coal, STILL HOPEFUL FOR SAFETY OF CONEMAUGH Grand Dnchess Panllnc Dead. ROME, May 17. — Grand Duchess Pauline of Saxe Weimar died to-day of heart failure. LOS ANGELES, May 17.— Roy Hess of San Francisco, operating in the garb of a minister, which he had stolen from a Methodist conference delegate, robbed .half-a-dozen rooms in Hotel Westminster late to-night and ', was captured by the clerk and bellboys while trying' to escape. W. J. Jack son of Chicago discovered him In his room, but was Satisfied with Hess' statement that he had simply made a mistake. Rev. F. H.. Sheets of Ohio was one of the victims. The police think Hess Is a professional sneakthief. He says he belongs to a San Francisco broommakers' union and has a wife in that city, but refuses' to make further statements. Man Said to Be From San Francisco Is Arrtsted in Los Angeles Hotel. WEARS PREACHER'S GARB AND COMMITS ROBBERY SAN RAFAEL. May 17.— The case of Thomas Boneau versus the North Shore Railroad Company, which has been on trial in the Superior Court of Mafin County for over a week, was finished at a late hour to-night. The Jury went out at 5 o'clock this afternoon. At 8 o'clock -the Jury asked for n.ore in structions. After deliberating for an hour thereafter, they agreed upon a verdict by awarding the plaintiff $7500 damages. Boneau asked for $24,000 for injuries received on June 21, 1903, when a passenger train was derailed near Point Reyes'. Victim of Railroad Accident Is Awarded Damages by Jury at San Rnfucl. NORTH SHORE MUST PAY BONEAU $7500 This centralization of all purchas ing powers was the purpose of the originators of the bill which was mart** a law in the appropriation act passed by Congress at its - last session. The salary of the new position Is $4000 u year and the act creating It directs that a bond shall be given by the ap pointee In such sum as shall be de termined by the Postmaster General. Payne has not yet decided on th« amount of the bond, but it is believed that it will be not more than $20,000. Four years are set for the tenure" ot office. - : ¦*¦-'- The head of the new department will. have unusual power and author ity, as subservient to him will be all the divisions which have had au thority to purchase any supplies here tofore. WASHINGTON, May 17. — William E. Cochran. at present chief of Inspec tors of the Postofflce Department, is slated to be the first purchasing agent of the department, which ofQce comes into existence in July 1, through ap pointment by the President. As the office will dispose of approxi mately $800,000 a year In the purchase of supplies of all sorts for the entire postal service, it Is one of the most Important berths in the Government service. ' ONE 31 AN TO BUY ALL POSTOFFICE SUPPLIES Court Rules That the Merger Sale of the Boston Gas Companies Was Legal. BOSTON, May 17.— Judge Barker of the Supreme Court to-day announced a decision adverse to Receiver Pepper of the Bay State Gas Company of Delaware in his action for the nulli fication of the sale of the Boston gas companies in connection with a plan to merge them into a new combina tion. The decision dismisses the bill ?u /Reiver Pepper, Which alleged that the sale was accomplished by fraud and conspiracy. In his decision Justice Barker, who found for the defendants on every point, says there is no evidence of any fraudulent action, or lack of faithful ness on the part of the Mercantile Trust Company of New York, nor upon the part of Henry N. Rogers. The court also exonerated in every way the firm of Kidder, Peabody & Co. The large financial interests in volved, amounting to many millions, the prominence of the men brought Into the proceedings and the serious ness of the charges made during the hearing caused the case to be ranked as one of the most important ever brought before Massachusetts courts. DECISION IX A SUIT INVOLVING MILLIONS . SACRAMENTO, May .17. — Charles Murray, a convict sent up from San Francisco, escaped from Folsom prison to-night and has not been re captured. * Murray was sent up for ten years for grand larceny committed in San Francisco. About noon 'to-day he se cured a pair of workman's overalls and a jumper, and, discarding his con vict garb, put them on. He also procured a kit of tools, and, pretending to be a lineman in the ser vice of the Folsom Power Company, boldly walked up to the dam a short distance from above the prison, in forming the officer stationed there that it was necessary for him to cross the dam in order to repair some wires. He proceeded across the structure. This brought him into the foothills of El Dorado County and he lost no time in putting the prison far behind him. It was some time before the officer discovered that he was an escaped prisoner and then the pursuit was en tered upon. At 8:30 o'clock to-night it was learned that Murray was heading east ward from El Dorado. The officer was on his trpek, but up to a late hour to night had not recaptured him. Convict Secures a Kit of Tools and Walks Boldly Out of the Fol som Prison. DONS WORKMAN'S GARB AND MAKES ESCAPE The presence of Seymour will in no way mar the pleasure of the trip of the bride and groom. United States Marshal W. F. Matthews will also be one of the party and will assist in the care of the prisoner. Handcuffs will be placed on him and arrangements will bg made on the train which will pre vent even an effort to escape. - . PORTLAND, Or., May 17.— Decidedly novel will be the honeymoon of Deputy Marshal James A. Wilson and wife, who left the city this evening for Washington city and other Eastern' points. This afternoon the marriage of Wilson and Miss Elizabeth' Gore took place at the home of the bride. Accompanying them, manacled and un der the most careful surveillance, will be John Seymour, alias Barton, a Gov ernment prisoner, who is wanted in the District of Columbia on the charge of burglary. He was recently released from the Salem penitentiary, where he had served a term of years'tfor a simi lar offense. Seymour was recently in dicted by the Supreme Court for the crime of burglary, which he is alleged to have committed three years ago in the suburbs of Washington city. He was confined in the Oregon prison at the time, but his sentence expired last week. Before he was released he was again taken in custody by Federal offi cers and brought to this city. He has been confined in the county jail and will go to Washington to stand trial on the indictment. Deputy Marshal and Bride Will Take Federal Prisoner to Capital City. FELON A COMPANION ON A BRIDAL TOUR DENVER. May 18 ; — Although less than a quarter of the* total number of precincts in this city had been heard from at 1 o'clock tl.is (Wednesday) morning. Chairman Davoren of the Democratic committee said lie had pri vate Information that convinces him that Speer has been elected Mayor by 8000 plurality. At Republican head quarters it was said that returns were too meager to base any positive claim, but they were confident that Springer had carried the day. . ,% Result in Denver resettled. LINCOLN, Neb., May 17. — Unless there is a contest over a resolution concerning railroad taxation, the Re publican State convention, which meets to-morrow, will be harmonious, in addition to selecting delegates to the national convention the conven tion will nominate a full State ticket and a candidate for United States Sen ator to succeed Charles H. Dietrich. The nomination of a Senator is an innovation in Nebraska State conven tions, but there will be no contest, it being conceded that Representative Burkett of the First District will be named without opposition. Governor Mickey, Lieutenant Governor McGH ton. State Treasurer Mortensen anil Attorney General Brown have no op position. Innovation in the Republican Conven tion in Nebraska. TO NOMINATE A SENATOR. As a personal opportunity the part of Prince Karl offers Mr. Mansneld loss chance than the solitary magnifi cence of the role of Ivan. To compen sate, however, there is a play Idylicaliy charming in atmosphere, peopled with living characters, moving through a delightful story that holds from the curtain's uplift to Its final fall. The story concerns the young Prince •Karl Heinrich. inhabitant of one of . those Arcadian kingdoms that perhaps Anthony Hope invented with "A Pris .oner of Zenda." The Prince has been dosed with ethics, stuffed with philoso phy, .filled with mathematics, cur ried, drilled, combed and other ' wise groomed into just what a little Prince of Sachsen Karlsburg ought to be. The opening curtain finds his lit tle court agog with the excitement of 1 the -Prince's departure for Heidelberg. An ancient tradition of the court it is that the heir apparent shall spend at feast a year in the old university town. The Prince himself appears, timidly hopeful, but apprehensive of the new world* opening before him. Very cleverly, very delightfully, is the atmosphere of the little court set forth, with its elaborate and deadly ceremony, its teafights— at which the youngest female Highness is sixty-five — its petty restrictions, and its not small splendor. Two figures, besides that of the Prince, here stand out, Juttner, his tutor, and Herr Lutry, the valet, a Thackerayan gentleman's gen tleman. Juttner for fifteen years has taught the Prince — and not forgotten Heidelberg. That he has "never reaily been in the street by himself, really in the street, you know," the Prince has to say just as he goes off, and sets himself thus exactly where he stands. The next act finds the chivr actors nt Rud-er's Inn, Heidelberg. Here the Prince is to stay. The valet ar rives before him, to recount to a sympathetic footman the horrors of the journey thither. Karl's sophisti cation, it seems, has already begun. Not only beer, but the plebeian frank* furter has already been partaken of by his orrant royalty in a crowded waiting-room, at the instigation of that wolf in sheep's clothing, Profes sor Juttner. Further mischief soon uppears. A band of students, pre luded by barking dogs, the howling of "Gaudeamus," and so on, rush mer rily into Ruder's garden. The valet decides the place unfit for his High ness. Appears then his Highness. The valet complains. The pro lessor • urges patience. Ruder's wif e# and Katie — ah. Katie! — welcome the Prince with a lovely stiff bouquet and soitii? verse*. The students, who have disappeared into an inner garden, sing. Then the life, light, gayety of it all begins to sing in the veins of the Prince and he throws up his cap and says, "We Etay!" How h^ comes to be adopted by the students into their life; how he loves .Katie and Kalie him; how after four months of Heidelburg he is sum moned to Sachsen-Karlsen and has to leave freedom, love and joy, and how, noblesse oblige, he does this nobly, you may best learn by going. But it is all charming. • If Mr. Mansfield's art lacks at all in the Impersonation of Karl it is on the side of spontaneity. In the third act, where he learns of the illness of 'his uncle and the consequent necessity of his return, the mechanism of his grief is somewhat apparent in both gesture and facial expression. When this is said, however, all is said against this brilliant and charming impersonation. Youthful! Why Mr. Mansfield was 21 for all of us last- night! There was poetry, an exquisite qual ity of pathos, delightful gayety In the characterization. One looks back with all sorts of satisfaction. Possibly most perfect in memory is his delightful first scene with Katie at the inn— so ably seconded by Miss Conquest. His at tractive gaucherie, the monosyllabic replies to Katie's Innocent gossip, his growing confidence, his timid admira tion—with yet an ear for the art— are all deliriously suggested. And for t his scene, two years later in the palace, where the prince,, on the eve of a mar riage of convenience, takes out his student cap and belt, one remembers a very lively lump ia the throat. It is a • brilliant, finished, buoyant, consid ered art that Mr. Mansfield brings to the part, and those missing this phase of it will miss much. ¦ The Katie of Miss Ida Conquest is entirely worthy of Mr. Mansfield's Karl. Fresh, sweet, j-prightly. daintily humorous, she is the incarnation of at tractive girlhood. Her pathetic scenes ' sxe distinguished also by exquisite It was the obvious thing for Mr. Mansfield's kind of artist— the Mans field that thundered a sermon on ar tistic fitness to an astonished audience at the Baldwin nine years ago-, when th^y compelled him to come to life again to receive a curtain call: — it was the obvious thing for this actor to place '¦"'Ivan the Terrible" and "Old Heidelberg" in conjunction. No more cunningly devised contrast could be imagined. On Monday night the fero cious senility of the Russian tyrant, last night the buoyant, charming youthfulness of Prince Karl, opposite poles and as fascinating in their op position as in themselves. The Order of Episcopal Deaconesses, whose usefulness has proved so con spicuous In most of the dioceses throughout the country, is about to be greatly extended under Bishop Nichols' administration; The work of these holy women in California heretofore has been largely desultory, but an organi zation of lay women has lately been organized for the purpose of building a Deaconess Home and providing head quarters for training candidates and pystemizing the outdoor work, which is the peculiar duty of deaconesses. They will not conflict with Sisters of the Order of the Good Shepherd, which has been represented in the diocese for many years, and whose special duty it is to manage such philanthropic work as the Old Ladles' Home, St. Luke's Hospital and among the young. Miss Dorsey, a deaconess, will goon start for New York for a year's training In that city and upon her return a regular and permanent home will be estab lished and a large number of waiting candidates trained for duties among the poor. Rev. B. M. Weeden is now chaplain of the order. PLANS OF DEACONESSES. The parishes of St. Mary the Vir gin. St. Stephen's and Ocean View are all subshoots, and other weak churches have been generously assisted. The latest project inaugurated is the parish of All Saints at Masonic avenue and Haight street, which has recently pur chased a lot and built a sightly church at an expense of nearly $8000. Though the church has only been occupied a few weeks, yet the necessity of its en largement at an early day has become urgent. Rev. W. E. Hayes is the act ing curate end he has gathered around him a body of sixty communicants and a large Sunday-school. All Saints is almost a self-supporting parish and this contingency is anticipated in the near future. The church, which now seats 800 per sons, will, when the improvements are completed, have sittings for 1200. Recently twp legacies have become available, one of $5000, from the estate of the late Sydney M. Smith, and one of 52000, from the late Mrs. de Santa Marina, which are to be expended in the erection of a marble renedos and altar as a memorial. Designs from the finest artists in the country have been received and a choice will be made as soon as circumstances permit. Other additions to the chancel will be made at the time the altar improvements are installed. The cost is estimated at $7500. St. Luke's has always been noted for its successful efforts at church ex tension. Its vestry has been composed of farslghted business men who were not content with simply attending to the affairs of their own parish, but the extension of the church in new dis tricts. LEGACIES AVAILABLE. St. Luke's Church, at the corner of Van Ness avenue and Clay street, Is to be enlarged In order to accommodate the Increasing congregation which is attracted by the eloquent and brilliant sermons of its rector, the Rev. B. M. Weeden. The lot at the rear of the church, on Clay street, 40x134 feet, has been bought for $8500. It is proposed to extend the chancel of the church on the east so as to cover the front of the ground and erect in the rear a parish house of size large enough to answer for the numerous activities of the par ish. St. Luke's, in consequence of the rapid advance of business and popula tion westward, is more and more be coming convinced that it must take upon itself the responsibilities of a downtown church and is preparing for that eventuality as Vapidly as possible. Mansfield's Brilliant ' Art in "Old Heidelberg'' Is Quieter Than in "Ivan? Extension Is Planned so as to Increase the Seating Capacity of the Edifice GREAT ACTOR IN CONTRAST ST. LUKE'S SOON TO BE ENLARGED We favor the expansion of American commerce and demand the removal of unnecessary discrim ination* against our foreign commerce and the promotion of -American shipping. We demand strict and impartial enforcement of all existing anti-trust laws and the enactment of such additional laws by the Federal and State governments as will prevent the formation of mo nopolistic combinations and trusts which control prices and deny equal opportunities to all dealing with them or engaged in similar productions. We believe the Federal. Government must assert such control over excessive combinations of capital Our domestic industries and enterprises should not and need not be endangered or their efficiency in any way impaired by such just reductions and questions of burdens of taxation. The Democratic" party pledges itself to a careful and fair revision of the existing tariffs, always making due allow ance In the adjustment of rates for all differences In the' cost nf production between American and foreign producers by reason of the difference of Jhe labor cost of the respective producers. . COMMENT ON THE TARIFF PROBLEM, Whenever any American product subject to tar iff taxation is offered for sale on foreign markets at a lower price than is demanded of American consumers the tariff of such articles should be re duced to an extent that is necessary to render such conditions impossible. We favor the reduction of all unfair and excessive duties levied on articles similar to those produced by trusts and industrial combinations, and which permit and encourage the creation of monopolies at home for the robbery of the American consumer of such trust-made arti cles. The fact that many of the principal products of the United States are manufactured by trusts and monopolies, and which, protected against competi tion by an excessive and unnecessary tax, are shipped to foreign markets and there sold at lower prices than prevail in the markets of the United States, Justifies the Democratic party in demand ing that the Dingley bill be promptly revised . and that all unnecessary and excessive rates therein he reduced or abolished in the interests of the American consumer. The Democratic party of the State of Califor nia, in convention assembled, recognizes that as the nation grows older new issues are born of tirne and old issues perish; but the fundamental principles of Democracy, advocated from Jefferson's time to our own, will ever" remain as the best security for the continuance of free government and against widespread corruption, now evident in'various de partments, the increasing aggression of the execu tive authority in the domain of legislation, and the growing tendency of power to gravitate into the hands of the few, to be used for the oppression and despoiling of the many. We demand the immediate restitution to full power of the Democratic party, which alike in prosperity and adversity always up neld the rights of the great body of our people. The primal purpose of the tariff must be the raising of sufficient revenue to carry on the gov ernment economically administered. As the greater portion of the income of the Federal Government must always be obtained by a tax levied on im ports, and as every tax imposed on the products of foreign countries imported into the United States increases, by the amount of such goods as can be sold here, thus operating to protect 'the domestic producer to the extent of such a tax, every tax must necessarily \be a protective one. jj ACTION OF MONOPOLIES DENOUNCED. We favor the election of United States Sena tors by direct vote of the people. Recent expos ures of corruption and fraud in the Postofflce and Land departments of the Government are suffi cient to justify a full investigation of all depart ments of the general Government. Eternal watch fulness and frequent investigation of the conduct of public offices by the people or their represen tatives in Congress are the best preventive of fraud, peculation and dishonesty in public offices. We condemn the refusal of the Republican ma jority in the present Congress to permit a full in vestigation of such offices for fear that the party assistants might be found guilty of wrong-doing — in Itself a confession of the existence of guilt and a mischievous declaration that the welfare of the political party and its leaders Is more to be regarded than the maintenance of honesty and in tegrity on the part of public servants. We condemn the extravagance of the present national administration and demand a reduction of expenditures and economical management of public affairs. With a greater sum expended by the last Congress than ever before in the history of our country, we point to the fact that no money was available for the improvement of rivers, the people's highways and the only substantial regu lators of charges of railroad monopolies. While recognizing that the commercial interests of the United States .and of the world would be sub served and greatly promoted by the construction, control and operation of "an interoceanic ship canal across the Central American i3thmus, af fording a short cut-off between the ports of the Atlantic and Pacific and those of the Orient, and while the Democratic party of California and the Union ever favored and advocated such a canal, and does yet do so, we, as representatives of the Democratic party of our State, do not approve of the methods that have been employed by the Ad ministration in and for the securing of a right of way for such canal, via the Panama route. We condemn such methods as destructive of the in tegrity of a confederated republic. They give coun tenance, comfort and aid to a conspiracy to dis member a sister republic, by secession, and accom plished in a spirit of greed and by means of armed intimidation resulting in the despoilment of the United States of Colombia of an important part of its federated domain under the sanction and for the aggrandisement of our own country. We refuse to recognize as sound in morals the doctrine of "international domain." under which •collective civilization" demands that the United States shall violate a solemn treaty of obliga tions and play the role of a land buccaneer. The Democratic party of California wants the United States to construct, awn and operate an isthmian canal, but wants this done without any taint or stain of national dishonor to impair the glory of achievement by our forfeiture of the confidence and respect of our sister republics of South Amer ica. DIRECT VOTEFOR THE SENATORS. We recognize the organization of labor to be a distinct contribution to our growing civiliza tion, a logical and inevitable counterpart of or ganization in all other departments of business, and we believe in progressive legislation looking to shorter hours of labor, and to the enforcement of better relations between employers and em ployed through some rational means of arbitra tion acceptable to popular sentiment. ~ that the evils of the trust system may.be elimi nated without loss of advantages which accrue from a more perfect organization of industry and trade. "Xine out of every ten of my people are opposed to Hearst. They would say if the delegates were cent to St. Louis bound hand and foot there must be something wrong. I am opposed to instruction of any man." B. D. Murphy thought the committee was sidestepping. He said: "The moral Indorsement of the State would help Mr. Hearst. It will not .jeourt if you leave instructions out. Louis were adopted it would mean the rupture of the Democratic party in the State of California. "It will be fight and we will fight to the finish." / Judge Raker took the ground that yesterday the matter of instructions was clear cut in the fight for chair manship.. He could not understand the change which appeared to be apparent. Such action could not be construed as consistent. T"hen the question at issue came up before the convention. There was one voice from San Fran cisco yet to" be heard in denunciation of Hearst, however, which carried at least admiration into the camp of the oppo sition. That was the voice of James H. Barry. Mr. Barry was announced as from San Francisco. "No, sir," he said. "James H. Barry of Tulare." Continuing, he said: "I am here to-day; not from San Francisco, but as a representative of that grand county that has always cast its vote for Democracy and never sup ported treason. I have hear 2 that Hearst is the grandest Democrat in California. Go back less than two years ago when he lent his aid to de feat that fearless champion of right and the people. Franklin K. Lane. They'say that he is the greatest friend of labor in the universe, but In answer to this I will say that I never knew that he was a friend '"of labor — and I have labored long in the cause of labor — until he had political aspirations. I know, too, that his greatest work in the cause of labor has beon to organize bogus labor par ties,-led by disreputable Republicans, whose purpose was to defeat Demo crats. Friend of labor? Bah. It makes me sick. A moment ago a friend whose name I do not remember spoke of Mr. Hearst, the gallant native son "I" cannot, let me say to you, be ac cused of prejudice against a native son, for I come within an ace of being a native son myself. Again, I am the father of two native sons and one na tive daughter, and I hope to be the grandfather of many more. "And I remember another native son, one who was a great statesman and an honest man, who served his constitu ents and the nation with honor to him self and to them: The native son was also' California's favorite son. I refer to Stephen M. White. And Task you now not to forget the treatment ac corded him by Hearst and his paper. I shall not ask that you vote In favor of the majority report or against the minority report. I want to place my self on record and say that my vote will not be cast commending him for any of his acts, commending him for his career of treason." DENUNCIATION" BY BARRY. The speaker then proceeded and elo quently pleaded for the cause of Hearst. Charles Holcomb of San Francisco and John J. Gleason. also of the metropolis, fervently espoused the cause of Hearst. This gave the first intimation to the convention that strong influences were having their ef fect on the delegation from the city of the Golden Gate and gave them inti mation of what was to follow. "I was also among those/^hat also ran," answered the speaker, "and pre sumed the fact was so well known that no offense would be taken at my re mark." Everett I. Wood of Sacramento, tem porarily a resident j of Tehama, by proxy, indorsed the sentiments of the speaker and added;, . "They have explained satisfactorily to themselves, at least, many things we have wanted to know regarding Mr. Hearst, but notwithstanding their vol ubility 1 have failed to find an explana tion why Hearst did not support Lane. I was informed prior to the last guber natorial election by Mr. Livernash; at which time Mr. Lane was knifed by Mr. Hearst, that if he (Livernash) had anything to say the Examiner would stand for Mr. Lane and the principles of Democracy he represented and that personal animosities would be forgot ten in the issue at stake. I want Mr. Hearst to do penance in California and show that he is a true-blue Democrat. I want him to declare by his acts In California that he is a Democrat and then he can go down the line unop posed by me." Milton K. Young of Los Angeles next took the platform. He had not pro ceeded far when he referred disparag ingly to Mr. Farnsworth as among those that "also ran." Chairman Gould immediately called him to ac count. "I cannot permit this vitupera tion," said Mr. Gould, "and I shall ask that it cease." At this point a gentleman from the Twenty-eighth interjected, "That's the game. Stay with the baggage." When the laugh had subsided Mr. Farns worth continued and pointed out In terms that could not be misunderstood that he favored an adoption of the ma jority report. Shanahan of Shasta was next introduced. Before he could begin hla speech, however, tne gentleman from the Twenty-eighth again created a howl of delight by announcing in siren tones: "Mr. Chairman, we want dis cut short." Shanahan followed the suggestion, but before he concluded his speech he announced his doubts that Mr. Hearst has lowered the price of ice, knocked the bottom out of the coal market, pu rified the waters of the country and en riched the land of the universe. WOOD WANTS TO KXOW. Faw was followed by J. Aubrey Jones of Alameda. The announcement of Jones, who is well known to most of the delegates, that he would be brief, was met with wild cheers. This led Jones to announce that he would be the judge of the brevity of his speech and he kept his word. For a long period he recounted the virtues of Hearst. He finally gave way to E. C. Farnsworth of Visalia, who said in part: "This is not the first time that I have had the pleasure of appearing before, this great assemblage* of Democrats of the great State of California. But to you, now, I wish to state that the question is this: Shall the minority resolution or that which came from the hands of the majority of the com mittee on resolutions be adopted. I appear as a humble deputy of the Democratic party and was sent to this convention to oppose instruction for William R. Hearst. It has been stated by the gentleman who preceded me that he hoped personal considerations would not be permitted. Let me say this. I would do and have done what he has not done. I will support,' no matter who he may be, any man who represents the Democratic party. For twenty-five years I have been going along the highways preaching that loy alty to party principles is the first desiridium of Democracy. No one has the right to speak his heart" unless he has a leader that stands by his guns. JONES LAUDS HEARST. conditions that may -j confront -them when they arrive at the scene of the battle. What we want is commenda tion of Mr. Hearst, if anything, In stead of boys' instructions. I hope that friendship and the vitalities of the Democracy will be stronger at the end of this convention than before it be gan, so 1 ask that ycm do not Insist upon conditions that cannot and will not be accepted by a majority of this convention— I ask you to adopt tne majority report." ! After referring to many more distin guished California Democrats Hearst has assailed Barry concluded. FRANKLIX K. LANE SPEAKS. Franklin K. Lane was called for and was Introduced amid great enthu siasm. He said in part: "When I last appeared before a Dem ocratic State Convention you thought, as I did, that I would be Governor of this commonwealth; would be able to grasp me by the hand and say Cali fornia has redeemed herself and be come again a Democratic State. No man has ever heard me say I had any grudge to work out 1 o'r that defeat. I have a choice collection of enemies and a choice collection of friends. I do not come here to denounce Mr. Hearst. My Democracy is too great for that. I am loyal to my party. The majority of the committee has extended the hand of good fellowship and that hand has been spurned. If I can accent that resolu tion, who is there among you that should not be willing to accept It? I ask you to decide this question as Steve White would have decided it— not out of rancor, or bitterness, nor whether you will have the support of a Demo cratic paper In California- I stand for a free delegation, to cast their votes as their conscience dictates." Thomas J. Geary was called for and hats went into the air as he took the platform. He said In part: "Only one line in Alford's speech caught my attention and that was fa regard to the papers' support. For eight years we have been the minor ity party in the United States, not be cause we have divided upon patron age, but because we have divided on principles. Every , Democrat thinks there are good prospects for Demo cratic victory, but to get it we must have a united Democracy throughout the land. California is not going to settle the Presidential battle. There are the great Eastern States, and they met in convention and said they do not want Hearst." An adjournment was here taken until 8 p. m. Convention Platform at Santa Cruz Contains Denunciation of the Conduct of Trusts and Disparagement of Administration. STATE DEMOCRATS PROCLAIM PRINCIPLES OF THEIR PARTY Bitter Contest Is Ended and the Convention Adjourns. Floods of Eloquence Pour for Many Hours on the Assembly DELEGATIONS CHANGE ATTITUDE SUDDEN LY AN D EXCITE SURPRISE BY ANNOUNCING THEIR SUPPORT OF THE PRESIDENTIAL ASPIRANT THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL 1 , WEDNESDAY, MAY 18, \ 1904. Continued From Page 1, Column 5. 4 ADVERTISEMENTS WE WANT YOU To know our garment quality, its fin- ish, fabric and fit. We want your future trade and your influence. 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