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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.
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