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MENTO, May \ 18.— It . was f 8:30 o'clock
when Chairman Burnett rapped for
order for ¦ the' night session. Albert
Brown of Napa, - Postmaster at ' the
Veterans' Home, who attended ; the
Republican convention • of 1856, was
called to the platform . and three
rousing cheers were given for. him. He
told, of coming, up the. Sacramento
River in 1856 "to attend that convention
and recited, a number, of, political stories
of the early, days. He referred to-many
of the' leading men who attended; that
convention and' said they were the men
who made California what she is to
day. He said the meeting-was held out-
Little Business at
the Night Ses
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JOHN D. SPRECKELS of San Francisco. J. W. McKINLEY of Los Angeles.
Delegates. , Alternates.
JOHN CBUtL JR., Humboldt. F. P. TUTTLE, Placer. ,
C. E. CLINCH, Nevada. , D. D. DODSON, Tehania. „. , !
JAMES STEFFENS, Sacramento. C. Cv DONOVAN, Sonoma.,
W. P. HAMMON, Butte. WILLIAM VAN AIiLEN,.4Jendociiio.
Delegates. "^ DISTmCT ' Alternateg . l^ *
GEORGE W. REED,* Oakland. r DR. T. OLMSTEAD, Oakland.
W. L. CROOKS, Benicia. , J. • P. ; STOWE, -Walnut Creek.
FRANK H. SHORT,, Fresno. . J. H. FOX, Kings.
DR. J. G. PRIESTLY, San Joaquln. . . .".¦•; A. .-W.-..WYMAN, Santa Cruz. '"",¦
OSCAR LiAWIjOR,; Los Angeles. ,, - GUY; K. WOODWARD, Los Angeles.
JOHN H. NORTON, Los Angeles. WILLIS BOOTH, Lbs Angeles.
'. •'' - ' EIGHTH DISTRICT. ¦': ¦• \ {'• '
: '.' - ' " Delegates. ¦ ,' ' Alternates.
D. F. HUNT, Santa Barbara. • DRv.F. W . HASSON, ••¦"Orange.-
E. D. ROBERTS, San Bernardino. . . ..... A. P. JOHNSON, Riverside,
Fourth and Fifth districts will meet In San Francisco, '¦ Friday night, In Shiels HaU. "
VANCOUVER. B. C. May IS. — Chief
of Police Stewart dropped '" , dead In
court to-day at Nanaimo while the
Assizes was proceeding, of apploplexy.
He had occupied the office for thlrty
tight years, He was .7.1 zea» of a«%
Chief of Police Drops Dead.
. CHEFU, May. 18.— As a result of the
engagement which, the Japanese had
on Monday with the Russian garrison
at Kaichou, on the coast of Liaotung
peninsula, the Russians were driven
out of Kaichou, which is the nearest,
point to Newchwang, with the excep
tion of the Liao. River, where there 13
sufficient water io allow of the land
ing of troops, - — -
Russians Driven From Kalchou.
KISHENEV, May 18. — The last trial
of persons connected with the Jewish
riots was concluded before the Court
of Appeals to-day. Georgitz and Re
denkoff were deprived of their civil
rights and sentenced to eight months'
imprisonment for disturbance of the
peace. . Kobaliehuba and Gohoff were
sentenced to a year's solitary confine
ment for attempted . homicide. Sib
lieff and Roolkoff were condemned to
four years' penal servitude for mur
der.' 5
Several Receive Heavy Sentences for
Part In Anti-Jewish
doors and : It was generally j understood
that the j delegates • were to jl be rotton
egged. 1 but :in those days 'it was cus-'
tomary- to "form - vigilant committees
'and ; the delegates were ' not rotton
egged.. ; From that; day to the present,
he ' added,- he had always endeavored
to put ' forward the principles of the
Republican party. He had 'grown 'up
<with .'• It" and he< said -he ! could | under
stand why it had been successful;
r '"It 'has always been in the forward
van of advancement," he said. "It has
settled questions which have met the
approvaland sanction of; the best peo
ple'of America. Its leaders have al
ways kept their faces to the light and
never 1 have- betrayed 'human 1 liberty.
-When f the ' Democratic party » had the
power it betrayed liberty inthe^temple
of the "country.
¦ "If Dante was living,to-day.andJook
ed on Tammany's tiger he would see
a picture not equaled by any picture of
.: Brown next took up , the subject of
MENTO, May 18.— The question of se
lecting delegates at large to the Repub
lican' National * Convention > was ; defi
nitely settled to-day and to-morrow
the State Convention of the party, here
assembled, ' will ] elect the following
named: j Governor George C. Pardee of
Alameda, „ John D. 8preckels of San
Francisco, George A. Knight of San
Francisco and J: TV. McKinley of Los
Angeles. . As alternates the following
nam*d may be elected: A. Ruef of San
Francisco, TV. R. Porter of Santa Cruz,
A. "W. Forbes of Tuba and Ferdinand
K. Rule of Los Angeles.
R. N.'Bulla of Los Angeles has had
aspirations for some time to be elected
a delegate, at large to -the National
Convention. His candidacy engaged
some attention, but he withdrew from
the contest - with the understanding
that at the August convention he would
be named as Presidential elector. The
inllcations are the selection of the en
tire national delegation will be accom
plished without friction.
The committee, on resolutions has
been overwhelmed with work, and to
relieve it of its burden a sub-committee
has been appointed to revise the docu
ments. The committee will report to
morrow forenoon, and In all probability
the convention will adjourn sine die
before the afternoon is far advanced.
Awaiting Reports
From Various
No Contest Over
the Delegates
at Large.
H. H. Asquith summed up for the
opposition and what was something
of a storm in a teacup ended with a
vote of 251 to 306, defeating Black's
Then Chamberlain reiterated that
he did not wish to raise the fiscal ques
tion In the House. He said he sup
ported the Government and would
continue to do so. He hoped that the
Premier would take his own time to
carry out his policy.
Balfour said his , Sheffield speech
still represented the advice he would
give to the country if asked to-morrow
to give an election address. With a
touch of passion the Premier, amid
loud Ministerial cheers, repudiated
Lord Hugh Cecil's charge of cowardice
against Chamberlain, saying that Lord
Hugh was "the man to be accused of
lack of courage."
At last there was comparative quiet
and then Lord Hugh Cecil, with much
heat and amid a great uproar, ac
cused Chamberlain of cowardice la
dodging the Issue by refusing to meet
his opponents In the House on the
campaign .which he had preached
throughout the country.
Sir Michael Hicks-Beach threw a
bombshell into the free food camp by
announcing that he would not sup
port Black's motion.
Twenty-one Unionist free traders
voted against the Government, but
more than double that number would
have done so but for Balfour's skillful
intervention between Chamberlain and
his opponents.
The net result of the debate, which
crowded the House of Commons to a
greater extent than it has been In this
session, Is that all parties stand as
they were. Sir Michael Hicks-Beach
and his Immediate following prac
tically saved the day by refusing to
vote with "Winston Churchill. Lord
George Hamilton, Lord Hugh. Cecil
and other more ardent Unionist free
traders- against Balfour.
In the course of debate Lord Hugh
Cecil, in scathing satire, denounced
the policy of his cousin, the Premier.
Chamberlain interrupted him . and
then a storm of Interruptions and
cries of "order" rose from the Radical
and Liberal branches. Chamberlain
sat down and twice the speakers ap
pealed to the members to give the
former Colonial Secretary a hearing.
The Premier adhered to his policy
as outlined In his recent Sheffield
LONDON, May 18. — By a majority
of 55 Premier Balfour to-night suc
cessfully defeated an attempt to upset
the Government upon the fiscal ques
tion. An interesting debate, charac
terized by some heated exchanges,
took place, resulting ir> the Premier's
reiterated determination to shelve the
question of fiscal reform until the
next Parliament. In this decision Jo
seph Chamberlain publicly concurred.
The motion upon which the ques
tion came up was made by Alexander
W. Black, memb.er_ from Banffshire.
Scotland, and an advanced Liberal,
welcoming the Ministerial declarations
that "protective taxation of food
would be burdensome to the people
and injurious to the empire." In pur
pose the motion was intended to cen
sure Chamberlain and the latter'3
amendment to it would have split up
the Unionist party and possibly would
have : in the defeat of the
Balfour's own amendment to shelv<»
the question left a middle course open
to the members of the Unionist party
and, although the amendment was not
put, the House accomplished the de
feat of Black's Indirect censure on the
ground that It was not now necessary
to discuss the fiscal Question.
Lord Hngh Cecil Accuses Chamberlain
of Cowardice and Is Himself
Attempt to Upset the Got
. eminent on the Fiscal
Question Fails.
British Premier De :
leats Opposition
Heportefl Loss of
Two Japanese
Blown Up by Mines
WMle Shelling
Port Arthur.
; Russian Refugees Tell ol
Disaster to Admiral
Togo's Fleet
Delegates Elect
Judge Burnett
Eloquent Tribute
Paid to the
MENTO, May 18. — An orchestra at
the speaker's desk," half concealed 'by
flowers and foliage, discoursed sweet
music as the delegates to the conven
tion entered the Assembly chamber.
The spacious hall was beautifully dec
orated, the national colors dominat
ing.' Pictures of Washington, Lincoln,
Grant, Ga'rfield, ' Harrison, McKinley
and Roosevelt were in appropriate
position. At 2:80 p. m. William M.
Cutter, chairman , of the " Republican
State Central Committee, rapped the
delegates to order. He extended his
congratulations | on the fine Uppear
ance of the convention and remarked
Judge Burnett . of Sonoma . Is Unani
mously Elected Chairman. .
to ; conduct , the Presidential campaign
in . California.
CHEFU, May 19,11:30
a. m. — Russian refugees
who arrived here to-day
on a junk from Port Dalny
say that the Japanese bom
barded Port Arthur last
Monday. Russian officers
who were on Golden Hill
declared, according to the
refugees, that during the
bombardment a Japanese
battleship and a cruiser
struck mines and sank.
The warships reported to
have been sunk were the
battleship Shikishima and
the armored cruiser Asa
ma. The story is not be
lieved here, but the Rus
sians who brought the
news insist that it is true.
The Shikishima is a first-class bat
tleship of 14,850 tons displacement.
She is 400 feet in length, 75 feet beam
and has a draught of 27 feet and an
Indicated horsepower of 14,500. Her
armor belt is 9.4 inches thick and her
turret armor Is 14.6 Inches thick. Her
deck armor is of 3.5 inches. She car
ries four 12-inch guns, fourteen 6-inch
puns and twenty quick firers. She has
five torpedo tubes. Her speed is reck
oned at 18.5 knots and she carries, a
complement of 741 men. The Shiki-
Ehima was built on the Thames in
According to a recent list of Jap
anese navy officers, I. Teragaki was
In command of the Shikishima.
According to the same list. S. Tat
eu^hiro was in command of the ar
mored cruiser Asama. This vessel Is
of 9750 tons displacement. Her length
is 408 feet, beam 67 feet, and her
draught 24 feet. Her indicated horse
power Is 19,000 and her speed 22
knots. Her armor belt is 7.3 inches
thick. She carries four 8-inch guns ;
fourteen 6-inch guns and nineteen
smaller ones. She was built in 1898.
Casualties fn Late Fighting Total One
Hundred and Forty-Six.
TOKIO, May 18.— An official report
from the second Japanese army shows
that the railroad north of Port Arthur
has been cut in five places. Between
May 5 and 17 the Japanese losses have
been 146 men.
The official reDort of the landing of
the- second Japanese army has been re
ceived here. It is as follows:
"The army arrived at the pre
arranged place on May 5, and, under
cover of the navy, began landing at 8
o'clock in the morning. None of the
ennny was observed. According to
native reports there were about 300 of
the enemy at Pulandlen, 100 on Pitzewo
road, 200 at Pitzewo and 600 in front of
MENTO, May 18.— Harmony reigns in
the Republican camp. The orchestra In
the assembly chamber renders sweet and
alluring music before and after prayer.
Fair singers with. inspiring voices sing
the national hymn and the liberty-lov
ing, law-abiding and peace-promoting
Republicans Join in the singing. • It is
so different from the Santa Cruz con
vention, where Jaw bury Jones /raved
and Hutchinson Imagined vain things;
where even the musicians of the Angel
Island band were not permitted to ride
in the Hearst band wagon. The dele
gates and spectators to-day were'en
thusiastic to a high degree. Whenever
the name of Theodore Roosevelt was
mentioned a mighty round of applause
was the response * of " the ' audience.
Judge A. G. Burnett, who was chosen
chairman, added to his laurels, as ; a
polished speaker and also won cora-
pliments forhis falrnessin the makeup
of the committees on organization! cre
dentials and platform. . .
Many of the eminent party leaders
are on the ground and freely partici
pate in the harmony. ¦ Black Hayes and
Johnny Mackenzie breathe the same
kind of air and A. Ruef makes no
reference whatever to • Judge McKin
ley's accomplishments as a typewriter.
The harmony, is so all absorbing that
the Alameda delegation can find noth
ing to fight over. In the. Fifth Con
gressional District there Is Just the
sign of a Jar, hence it was deemed best
to defer the selection of district dele
gates until . next Friday . evening at
Ehiels Hall, San Francisco.
C. B. Greenwell ! of Santa Barbara
and E. O. Gerberding of Ventura are
here and will no doubt keep an ; eye
on the remaining fences of , Senator
Bard to guard against any damage
that might be caused by George Hat
ton and John Lynch. Senator Bard
will be in California next Tuesday.
It was observed to-day that Thomas
Flint seemed well pleased when . the
standing committees were announced.
No signs of displeasure were manifest
ed by John A. Britton, Charles E.
Snook, Charles H. Spear, John • F.
Davis, . W. M. Cutter, Colonel Forbes
and A. Ruef. " ¦ »' '¦*¦
It <s not expected that Chairman
Burnett will please everybody when It
comes to the appointment of men to
comprise the executive committee of
the State committee,- for these .ap
pointees will be . charged with'' the
responsibility of electing a I chairman
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. Forecast made at Baa Traa
cltco lor thirty tours ending
midnight May 19, 19O4t
Saa rranclvco and Tidaiity—
raiJVjhursday; brisk westerly
a. a. vcaz>xs,
District 7orecMtcr.
Alcaxar— "CoUnette." SUtin*s
i *>«¦*• N^ *
California "Our Hew Minister."
Central— TJown by the Sea."
drateti — VaudovtO*.
Columbia. — "B«aa Bin-nroet"
Grand — **Iimyi « «w nMOc»/"
Orpbroaa— 'V»od«rtOe.
TItoM-A*. Basawa? Ql*l«"
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