V*"~ LXVIII.-.-*°- 22,513.
WHY SLEEPER LEFT
POST IX VENEZUELA
II LL TEXT OF HIS LETTER
J)r. Paul Declined Request for Pro
tection for American Charge
The Tribune prints this morning for the first
tins© the full texts of the diplomatic notes that
passed between Dr. Jose de Jesus Paul. Minister
of Foreign Affairs of Venezuela, and Jacob
sleeper. American charge d'affaires, at the time
of the latter* recent recall and the closing of
he Caracas Legation, which indicates net
merely an interruption of diplomatic relations
t>etw**>n the two countries, but a break appar
ently more complete than was at first generally
believed. There have been various conjectures
as to the reason for the action taken by the.
United States, which are now set at rest by the
copies •'>' the official communications reproduced
ilr. Sleeper, in charge of the legation In the
absence of Minister Russell, acting under in-
Ftructions of the State Department at Washing
lon. in definite, unequivocal language informed
Minister Paul that the United States withdrew
hjni and closed the legation because of Ven
tcuela's persistent refusal to give redress "for
the governmental action by which all American
Interests have been destroyed or confiscated." ,
MR. SLEEPER'S REASONS.
Mr. Sleeper's letter follows:
Acting under Instructions from my govern
ment, it devolves upon me to inform your ex
cellency that In view of the persistent refusal of
the present government of Venezuela, to give re
dress for the governmental action by which all
American interests in this country have been de-
Ftroyed or confiscated, or to submit the claims
of American citizens for such redress to arbitra
tion and in view of the tone and character of
the 'communications received from the Venez
uelan government, the government of the United
States is forced to the conclusion that the fur
ther presence in Caracas of diplomatic represen
tatives of the United States subserves no use
ful purpose and has determined to close its lega
tion in this capital and place its interests, prop
erty and archives in Venezuela in th* hands of
th«» representatives of Brazil, which country has
kindly consented to take charge thereof.
Pursuant to the aforesaid instructions. I shall
intrust thearchives and property of the legation
to the care of Luiz de Lorena Ferreira and shall
proceed to Puerto CabeJlo and embark on the
United States steamship Marietta, which should
arrive at the said. port at any moment. I there
fore respectfully apply for my passports and re
quest that I be piven safe conduct to my port of
departure and until embarkation on the Mari
The reply nf Minister Paul to the note of Mr.
Sleeper }■=■ of the same disrespectful tone, which
the Venezuelan Foreign Office has assumed in
■flying to other communications of the Ameri
can government. Dr. Paul states that Presi
dent Roosevelt persists in. asking redress for
American interests and individuals "without any
|Mttoe and right." and that if in line with its
duty Venezuela does not permit the nation to
.be "•treated" and "impaired." "it is not blam
tble." As to Mr. Sleeper's request for safe con
duct, the Foreign Minister says that as no con
dition of war exists the government did not
.conrider it necessary or fit to grant it. Dr.
Paul's note follows:
DR. PAUL'S REPLY.
If the grounds which your honor set forth In
your rT- of this same date are that President
: Roosevelt persists in asking for redress for
American interests or individuals, and that
without any justice and right: if that, persist
■Me goes as far as to pretend that matters
■which ax the request of the very government of
the United States were already settled by a
tribunal of arbitrators in which said govern
ment -was duly represented, should be again
submitted to arbitration, which pretension is
tantamount to contradicting itself and protest
ing ■gainst its own acts; and if finally the tone
find character of our clear and precise arguments
have not pleased President Roosevelt, the gov
ernment <">f Venezuela is by no means blamable
if, being lorced to comply with its duty, it does
not permit the rights of the nation, which is
tnt sovereign and independent, to be wrested
and impaired. That attitude can be, indeed, a
motive for congratulations for governments that
really are friendly to that of Venezuela, because
the rights and prerogatives of the whole conti
nent are f mailed therein.
Res] <->n thc-se very respectable considera
tions, the government of Venezuela, in a note of
February j» nf the present year (No. 267), stated
to the American Minister in reply to rhs note of
the 22d of the line month that as his govern
ment had r.ot presented any arguments to make
its opinion prevail, and that as there was no
cecasiT. to exercise any diplomatic action, the
Fovernment of Venezuela would Bee with satis
faction that President Roosevelt should desist
from h;e purpose in order that the American
claimants ebodd apply to the courts of the re
public nrlih the übmlssion they owe to its laws
'o defend the rights which they consdered to
hay» hf-rn prejudiced, since those laws, to which
•very foreigner in the country is submitted, are
rot to be -violated by allowing that legal pro
ceeding to be substituted per salturn by diplo
matic action. All of that Is to lamented for the
tuperabunaantly stated reasons.
It belongs to-day to the people of both coun
tries tr> judge the events under the light of rea
■6a and Impartial justice, and even under the
*4<dce of their mutual interests and conven
ience and !atfr to the sovereign bodies, the rep-
RMntathres of the on" and of the other people
to «rtllcfc it :s assisted in each country to take
'^mizance of and recite the case in the last re-
K*t As it is. your honor's government, that
has spontaneously put an end to your diplo
matic d'jtios to this country and that Venez
■ueJa has no motive for complaint respecting
y>ur Donor's* person^ the latter will keep your
honor in thr- enjoyment of your diplomatic im
munities and prerogative* until your embarka
tion in Puerto Cabello on the Marietta. As well
ts for the stated reason that it is not the pov
aiiiueul of Venezuela that dismisses your honor
* v for the fact that our present situation with
'"Sard to the United States is not one of war.
in v/hjeh last cas*- the sending of a safe conduct
to Uie agent who crosses the territory is indeed
proper, my government does not consider it nec
♦■ss&ry or fit to s^nd it to your honor for your
u> Puerto ■I" 110. passing as you will
J**s through civilized towns which know how to
l^spect th</se prerogatives and immunities. It
i* opportune in this occasion to remind your
«onor of the fact that Important members of the
A m«ncar! Legation and tourists who have come
-o this country with scientific purposes and rec
•■Jßaend' .1 ••-, sa , o legation have travelled over
* :S!t portion of the territory of the republic
,' >Ir '^ th'ir satisfaction to. all the authori
/<■* of v ■ passage for the regards, facilities and
purity , ir v hlch they were the objects; and it
"'•i-.o be very praiseworthy that your honor
wpoß your JtruvaJ in the United States Fhould
y,,, Jr K overnment thereof, as the Amer
ican P«oPle should know for the sake 'if truth
J** this* foreijrn^r.s who become worthy of
-"m to their loyal no 1 'correct conduct are
•??««rea and treated in Venezuela
? Mr. SiM.pej. jj. now on ni/ , xvay to tills country
" rom Ouba, having disembarked there from the
* ri * n a- H»- arts arrive here to-morrow. Not-
J?** iB * m * the concise statement of the
rit^i StatM in i Hunan! in severing diplomatic
'* tlr ' n * trttn th« Castro government. Velor.
■«•«<»« remain at Washington «s th- Yen-
char^4 d'affaires, which fact diplomats
VV T * lßc li«-d to attribute to Castro's lack of
' JJ"%« cc ' f diplomatic usage.
* <■* It was under stood arr.onsr those
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Four Hundred Buildings Burned —
Port-au-Prince, July s.— Fire broke out hero
aboot 2 o'clock this afternoon in the neighbor
hood of the palace and Senate building. The
flames spread quickly, owing to a high •wine*
Four hundred buildings were burned, including
the courthouse and the prison. All of the prison
ers, including a number of women, were taken
to other quarters before the building caught fire.
About 4 o'clock sparks were carried to the ar
senal, which also was destroyed, with its stores
of powder and munitions. The burning of the ar
senal was accompanied by many heavy explo
sions. The firemen were aided by a large num
ber of the inhabitants and a force from the
French cruiser Chasseloup-Lauhat, but notwith
standing their efforts it seemed almost impossi
ble to prevent the spread of the conflagration.
For a time a panic prevailed, but later, as the
intensity of the fire slackened, the people became
more calm. Heavy explosions, however, con
tinued. Several hours after the fire started the
landing: station of the cable company, near the
arsenal, was surrounded by flames, and it is
probable that communication by that means will
soon be interrupted.
DEAD IX FRIEXD'S HOME.
Son of Old Amherst Professor Said
to Hate Ended Life.
Joslah H. Vose, son of the late Rev. Jame.T
G. Vose, of Boston, office superintendent of Sil
ver. Burdett & Co.. publishers of school sup
plies, of New York and Boston, was found dead
yesterday with a bullet in his brain at the home
of J. Winn Brown, of No. 13S Fisher avenue.
White Plains. The Rev. Mr. Vose was a pro
fessor at Amherst College for many years.
Coroner Ulrich Weisendanger made an inves
tigation and learned that Mr. Vose had suffered
from insomnia and sonnambulism. He believes
that Mr. Vose killed himself while, dreaming.
J. Winn Brown is also connected with Silver,
Burdett & Co , and when he went to Boston last
Wednesday with his family he told Mr. Vose he
might sleep in his house at White Plains until
Mrs. Brown and her children came to New York
to Join him. From the condition of the body it
is the opinion of Coroner Weisendanger that Mr.
Vose killed himself on Thursday evening, as
that was the last time he was seen alive.
Last Thursday evening Mr. Vose was seen sit
ting at the window of the bedroom in which he
ended his life. He was alone in the house. Mr.
Vose planned to sail on Friday night for Boston
to join his family. When he failed to appear
Mrs. Vose became alarmed and telegraphed E. O.
Silver, president of the publishing company, and
word was sent to White Plains to look for the
Alderman Arthur Holland and Harry Hamil
ton, secretary of the White Plains Bank, who
live near the Brown residence, climbed on the
roof of the veranda early yesterday morning and
found Mr. Vopp's body lying on the bed in a pool
of blood. Clutched in his hand was a revolver
which belonged to Mr. Brown.
Both Mr. Silver and Dr. Robert H. Vose, a
brother of the dead man, who went to White
Plains yesterday, told the coroner that there
was absolutely no reason for Mr. Vose ending
his life. It was learned that Mr. Vose's father
and mother died a few months ago and since
then he had suffered from insomnia- Mr. Vose
was forty-five years old. He was graduated
from Amherst College twenty-four years ago.
GUEST FALLS TO DEATH.
C and if Manufacturer Killed While
111 at Hotel Imperial.
Andrew J Hope, a wealthy candy manu
facturer, either fell or* jumped from the sev
enth floor of the Hotel Imperial, Broadway and
32d street, last night and was instantiy killed.
Kis body struck the wire covered glass roof at
the bottom of an inner courtyard and caused a
flurry among the guests and employes of the
hotel. Last Wednesday Mr. Hope was found
in Sixth avenue, and the police blotter records
that he was "acting queerly." The hotel man
agement had him taJcen to his room, and Drs.
Gilday and McDermott, the hotel physicians,
treated him. He was said to be suffering from
the heat, and two nurses were engaged to care
His condition showed improvement after a
day or two, and yesterday he was able to get
out of bed At 10:45 o'clock last night one of
his nurses turned for a moment to prepare the
room for the night. Mr. Hope was ni-ar the
open window. The nurse looked up suddenly
and saw him topple out of the window. Several
employes rushed to the courtyard and found the
old man dead.
Dr. Mc.Dermott said last night that Mr. Hope
■was perfectly sane when he last saw him, and
that he. thought the old man was seized with a
dizzy spell when he stood near the window.
Coroner Acritelll also said he thought Mr. Hope
met hi? death by an accident.
Mr. Hope was sixty-eight years old. He was
one of the best known manufacturers of candy
and chocolates in New York, and had been in
business for nearly half a century.
BECOED OF CELEBBATIOX.
Reports Show 71 Dead. 2/124 In
jured and Fire Loss of $025,935.
[By Telegraph to The Tribune]
Chicago July 6.— Seventy-one dead and 2.624
injured are the figures in "The Chicago Trib
une, casualty list up to 11 p. m. to-night. An
analysis of the figures shows the following de
tails: Of the deaths there were by fireworks and
resulting fires. 37: by cannon. 3; by firearms,
16- by gunpowder, 6; by toy pistols. 2; by run
aways, fi; by heart failure due to explosion of
cannon crackers. 2.
Those injured were: By fireworks. 1,109; by
cannon, 212; by firearms, 396; by gunpowder,
651; by torpedoes. 60; by toy pistols, 211; by
bomb canes. 50; by runaways, 3:,. The fire loss
was J 525.935.
This breaks all records- for deaths since 1889.
The number of deaths this year reported up to
midnight last night is thirteen more than at
the same time last year. In 1905 fifty-nine were
dead at the same hour. The number of injured,
however, is 1.183 less than in 1907 and is the
smallest rubber since 1901. when 1,803 persons
were hurt. This Is regarded as an indication
that the agitation for a sane Fourth is having
ROBERT EDESON TO WED.
(By rl >l»>grar'h I" The Tribune.]
Breton. July 6.— Announcement is made that Rob
ert Edefon. the actor, v/lil marry Miss Grace
Proctor, of Rrookline, next Wednesday. Mr. Ede
m is- now at the Hotel BHlevuf, and has been en
joying trips in hi;- automobile for the last few days
with his fian<-e> After their return from ■ wed
dit:g tour Mr. Edtiran :ir 1 his bride will rr?Jde in
Biookline, not Car from her father's home.
THE i UNION" - STATION, DENVER. /
Where delegates to the Democratic National Convention arrive In shoals daily.
AERONAUTS IN PERIL
CLOSE TO DEATH IX LAKE.
Thrilling Trip of the Ville de Dieppe
—Illinois Falls Into Bay.
Chicago. July n.— The Chicago to ocean balloon
race ended to-night, when the last of the. nine
contestants came to earth at West Shefford,
Quebec, eight hundred miles from the starting
point. This craft was the Fielding, owned by
F. J. Fielding, of San Antonio, Tex. It covered
approximately one hundred miles more than its
nearest competitors, and is also believed to have
won the prize for the balloon which remained
in the air the longest.
The contest was marked by several thrilling
escapes from drowning. The Ville de Dieppe
p<3t &SUNCIO??, THE CAPITAC OF PARAGUAY;
» , ,4 ■ Which •ha 3 capitulated to revolutionists.
(Copyright, lf>oo, by Frank G. Carpenter.)
dropped into Lake Michigan soon after the start,
and for an hour or more Colonel A. E. Mueller
and George Schoeneck, its pilots, were swept
across the surface, finally arising with their
craft to a height of seven thousand feet, from
which they descended to Ben ton Harbor, Mich.
A similar experience fell to the lot of C. H.
Perrige and J. J* Case, crew of the Illinois.
While endeavoring to effect a landing near
Lake Ontario their balloon fell into the Bay
of Quinte. The aeronauts had donned life pre
serevrs, and managed to keep afloat until a
yacht put off from Glen Island and rescued
them. The fate of their balloon la not known
here, Perrige's message to his family saying
only that he and Case were safe.
The third accident occurred near Clinton, On
tario. The balloon Columbia could not be con
trolled by Captain M- Peterson and C. H. Leich
letier, and they were dashed against trees and
dragged through barbed wire fences. Both men
were painfully injured.
The landing places of the nine balloons were
as follows: The Fielding, West Shefford,
Quebec; the America. Carson ville., Mich: the
King Edward, Canada's entry. Port Huron.
Mich.: the Chicago. Atwood. Ontario; the United
States. Pinkerton Station. Ontario; the Colum
bia, Clinton. Ontario; the Cincinnati, Covert.
Mich : the Illinois. Glen Island, Ontario, and
the Ville de Dieppe, Benton Harbor. Mich.
Tho occupants of th» Cincinnati saw th* ac
cident to the Ville deDie.ppe and landed in
Covert, Mich , in order to advis* the lifesaving
stations of the accident. Leslie Haddock and
George Howard, pilots of the Cincinnati, report,
that their craft was In good condition, but that
they gave up the contest in order to aid Mueller
OTHER BALLOONS IN DANGER.
Cold air current? over Lake Michigan brought
peril <o other balloons besides the Ville de
Dieppe. Both the King Edward and the Illinois
descended rapidly soon after the start, the for
mer touching the water, while the occupants of
the Illinois were, forced to throw out ballast rap
idly to keep away f-om the, wave?.
When the Ville. de Dieppe left Chicago it was,
inflated to only 75 per cent of Up capacity, owing
to a patch on the gas bag. the stretch of whicn
was problematical. Colonel Mueller said that
the balloon had not travelled five miles across
the lake when it suddenly shot down like a
stone. The basket was almost submerged, de
spite the frantic efforts of Mueller and Schoe
neck to lighten the load. Sand, provisions, in
struments, anchor, drag rope and even the coats
of the pilots were tossed overboard. Each
grasped a life preserver, and Schoeneck tried to
leap into the water, but was prevented by his
Older campanion. Schoeneck was ordered to
climb into the rigging, but Mueller remained in
th« car, although the water was above his waist.
Trie Cincinnati passed over them while they
were iii thia plight, and promised to send as
sistant. Mueller waved them on their course,
hs the Ville. de Dieppe was already beginning to
right itself, according to tho direction of the
For ten miles th* basket was dragged over
the surface of the water at a rapid rate. Some
times it dipped alarmingly into the waves, and
then rose a few inches above the surface.
Schoeneck clung desperately to the rigging, the
jerk of the big bag nearly tearing the cords from
his grasp. So tightly was he- compelled 'to
clinch the ropes that his hands were cut deeply
by the rasping of the- cords. Then the balloon
suddenly swept into a stratum of warm air. and
leaped to a height of seven thousand feet. The
eardrums of Schoeneck and Mueller nearly burst
«.uutluue(l on lUt/4 !>*<••
NEW RULE H PARAGUAY
Naveiro President — Ministers Seek
Safety in Legation.
Buenos Ayres, July s.— The revolutionists have
been victorious in Faraguay and a new govern
ment has been established, according to tele
grams received here to-day. These advices
have been confirmed by a dispatch received by
the Minister of Foreign Affairs from the Argen
tine Legation at Asuncion, officially informing
the minister that the revolutionary party had
succeeded in overthrowing the Paraguayan go%-
ernment and that several of the Paraguayan
ministers of state had taken refuge in the lega
tion. The revolutionists have appointed Dr.
Emilia.no GonzaJes Naveiro President. He held
the office of Vice-President in the government
which has just been ousted.
Unofficial dispatches say that the new Cabinet
includes Manuel Gondra, the Paraguayan Minis
ter to Brazil, Dr. Eusebio Ayala, Dr. Alvino
Jara, Dr. Adolfo Rigulme and Dr. Manuel
Franco. These represent a combination of the
two most powerful parties in Paraguay, the Lib
eral and Colorado, and it is believed that their
appointment will assure early peace to the
The members of the former government, who
include Manuel Benitz, Minister of Interior;
Cecllio Baez, Foreign Affairs; General Rios,
War; Adolfo Soler, Finance, and Carlos Isasi.
Minister of Justice, are reported to have taken
refuge in the foreign legations.
Fighting has been proceeding in the streets of
Asuncion for som* days, and many of the public
buildings have been damaged. Prevlou3 esti
mates of the killed and wounded, however, have
been exaggerated, and it is now beiieved that
the number will not exceed five hundred. It is
expected that telegraphic communication with
Asuncion will be restored to-morrow.
MAD DOG IX CHURCH.
Women Faint and Are Hurt — Min
ister Captures Brute.
[By Telegraph tr> Th« Tribune.]
Lynn. Mass.. July 5.— A mad dog frightened
the congregation of St. Pauls Methodist Episco
pal Church at this morning's services. The Rev.
F. H. Clark was leading in prayer, when a big
collie, yelping and frothing at the mouth, jumped
into the church through an open window. He
ran across the front of the church, snarling and
barking. Half a dozen women fainted and sev
eral were slightly injured in the mad rush for
doors an<l windows.
The dog ran up the stairs to the choir loft and
cleared that out in a minute. Miss Helen Lewis,
soprano soloist, sprained her foot Jumping out of
a window to the ground, twenty feet below. The
minister chased the dog into the choir loft and
th'-n flown the back stairs to his room, where
he caught it r>y th« neck and held It until a
nolicoman answered his call for aid and shot It.
OUTLIVES 11,000 VOLTS.
Young Man Retains Consciousness
Despite Great Shock.
[By Telegraph to The Yrlhun*. 1
Stamford. <"onn.. July n — James Hayes, a
Westlnghouse Company employe, is making a
wonderful n£ht for life in the Stamford Hos
pital. Shocked by H.fHlO volts of electricity and
burned from head to foot this morning, he is
Hayes went on the roof of an electric loco
motive of the New Haven road in the yards
here to-day, supposing that the power was off.
When he. grasped the feed wire with his right
hand the full current shot through his body.
His clothing waa set on fire and he, was hurled
fifteen feet. All the skin was burned off his
body, but he retained consciousness. He does
not realize that he Is dying.
$52.50 TO DALLAS. TEXAS, AND RETURN.
July S to 11. via Pennsylvania Railroad. Tickets
E ood to return until August 6. Bet- ticket agents.
CALLS BRYAN 'IXGRATE"
COLOXEL GUFFEV'S REPLY
The Xehraskan Gladly Took His
Money in Tuo Former Campaigns.
[By Telegraph to The Trlbun* I
Denver, July 5. — Colonel J. M Guffey. of Penn
sylvania, who was yesterday attacked savagely
by Mr. Bryan In a speech at Lincoln, to-day is
sued his promised statement in reply. Colonel
Guffey does not mince his words, and h\a bold
language was approved by a conference of anti-
Bryan leaders. The Pennsylvanian makes the
statement that in 18!*; and U*>> Mr. Bryan ac
cepted "not only gratefully but beseechingly"
secret contributions of "thousands ani thou
sands of dollars" from Marcus Daly. William R.
Heaist and Colonel Guffey. Colonel GurTeys
In the course of his Fourth of July speech to
twelve or fifteen out of the sixty-eight dele
gates from Pennsylvania Mr. Bryan made cer
tain explicit declarations. He charged that the
Pennsylvania delegation was taken from him by
COLONEL. JAMES M. GHFFET.
Tho Pennsylvania Democratic leader, attacked by
"conspiracy" against the expressed wish of a
great majority of the Democratic voters. This
statement is false. The state convention voted
down a resolution indorsing his candidacy by a
substantial majority, and there is no basis
whatever for Mr Bryan's assumption that the
members of that convention did not accurately
represent the voters who had elected them dele
gates. Mr. Bryan personally forced the issue
before the people when, in flat contradiction of
his boasted policy of non-interference, he came
to Pittsburg. pleaded his own case before thou
sands In the exposition hall and put his own
Ticket in the field against the regular candi
dates. The result of his fervid appeals was the
election of 3^3 Bryan delegates and 26 »* anti-
Bryan delegates to the state convention.
Mr. Bryan further asserted with all solemnity
that his opposition to me for national commit
teeman was the first instance of any interfer
ence on. his part in local or state politics. "I
believe." he declared, "that the people of each
community know better what they want done
than any outside person can know." Therefore,
he virtuously observes, he has "abstained scrupu
lously from taking part In these controversies.
What, then, was he doing: In Kentucky during
the last campaign for Senator? How does he,
or can he, explain his opposition to Mr. McGraw
in West Virginia, or his begging appeals* to
Democrats In Indiana to defeat Mr Taggart?
Did he. or did he not, try to humiliate Roger
Sullivan and drive him off the committee? Did
he. or did he not. write this letter to his friend.
Judge O. P. Thompson, of Illinois, on July IT,
Mr. Sullivan's presence on the committee contra
dicts all that we can say in the party's behaJf.
His corporate connections would harm th« party
far beyond his power to aid the organization, but
this could be left to some future convention to deal
with if he were actually the choice of the Demo
crats of Illinois. The fact, however, that he hold=t
his office by fraud and against the express wishes
of a majority of the state convention makes it Im
possible for honest Democrats to aaV>ciar<» with
him as a member of the committee if he re.fuseg
to resign, and thus put his ambition or hi 3 busi
ness before th» party's success, the sooner he is
ejected from the committee the better.
What kind of "scrupulous abstention*' from
Interference does Mr. Bryan call that, and what
particular brand of hypocrisy is indicated by
these salving words uttered by Mr. Bryan at
the Iroquois Club last December, when he stood
up and said:
We must forget the past and work for the future
We must forget all and forgive all. For myself I
may say I have no grievance. I no longer judge a
man by what he has done. The future Is every
thing to me. I want to know what he is going to
do in the future.
How can we account for this abrupt change
from brutal assault to smirking palaver? . Had
Mr. Sullivan changed? Was not his position
held by "fraud" then as much as in IMC? What
had happened to suddenly make it "possible"
for "honest Democrats" to associate with him
Simply this, as everybody knows: Mr. Bryan
wanted the Illinois delegation to this conven
tion, and to accomplish this purpose he did not
hesitate an instant to eat his own words.
Mr Bryan views me with sanctimonious hor- \
ror as a "political boss, who shall nev«r be in j
the party organization, except over my protest."
as "a bushwhacker" who should not be put into
"my councils to betray me." "My councils," In
deed! Is the Democratic party really absorbed?
Has it no councils? Is Mr. Bryan the whole
organization? "Let the people rule." he shouts,
and forthwith pleads to dictate not only every
act every office and every resolution of this con
vention, but also to put the ban on every man
from any state who is opposed to his candidacy
or his platform. Does he turn his vituperation
against me becausa I am a boss? Not at all. I
am no more of a boss now than I was during
the two campaigns when I won his approbation
by trying to elect him. The only boss he hates
is the boss opposed to hia own. arrogant self —
the most Impudent, domineering, devastating
boss the Democratic party has ever known.
But there Is another reason lam "a corpo
ration man." Well. I am. I was in 1896 and
1900, and am to-day, but I have been connected
with corporations. There is not a dollar in any
company which is not an Incorporation of my
own private business, and which I absolutely
control. That, however, makes no dieffrencj? -
I am a "corporation man," but it is only when
Mr. Bryan is opposed to m*» that I am consid
ered unworthy of association with the one living
My counsel and my help are no longer desired.
It was not always so. In 1896 and 1300 the late
Senator Jones many times declared there were
just three men upon whom he never called for
financial assistance In vain. One was th* late
Marcus Daly, another was William R. Hearst,
the third was myself. Through his friend and
manager Mr. Bryan not only accepted gratefully,
but beseechingly sought our aid, and wo gave
secretly thousands and thousands of dollars.
Mr. Bryan knew then and knows now that I was
as much of a "corporation man" in 1896 and in
1900 as I am in 1908. but did ho "scruple ab
stemiously" to use our money to help his can
vass? Let him answer at his leisure.
And what followed? After his defeat Mr.
Hearst became his patron and paid him thou
sands of dollars, only to bo turned upon with
out a qualm, though now. when again a candi
date. Mr. Bryan fawns upon him in hope of
gaining his support. I reap my reward in a
vicious, brutal attack from th© man who pro
fessed to be my friend. Mr. Daly died soon
enough not to see the Ingratitude of one who ac
cepts a man's assistance and. at the first re
fusal to serve a selfish purpose, spits in hl3
I have replied to Mr. Bryan's vituperative as
sault upon me with calmness and restraint.
The usa of expletives is clearly unnecessary.
This simple recital of plain facts shall he suf
ficient to enable any fair mind to determine with
certainty &» a time when harmony is the chief
£outlnued no MiODa 1 page.
PRICE THREE CEXTS. |
BRYAN WAVES BEAT
O.N HOUSES OF SAND.
SHATTER THE PI.ASS OF
Fallen Chieftains Reduced to Posi
tions of Critics of Sub
( m vnit.ee.
[By Telegraph to The Trtbun*. J
Denver, July 5. — Did you ever watch children
building houses of sand by the seashore and ob
serve the elaborate care with which they exe
cuted their architectural conceptions, th*- deft
ness with which they constructed walls and
towers, turrets and battlements, bridges and
drives? An/ then have you seen a, great wave.
higher than its predecessors, come rushing: up
the sands and instantly wipe out the result o£
so much effort, and. receding, leave the shin*':
smooth and blank, ready for new builders who
com* to take the place of the discouraged ones
•whose handiwork has been so ruthlessly de
stroyed? If you have seen these things you
have seen the prototype of all that is occurring
at Denver, but hero the children are replaced
by grizzled politicians, and the wave which In
an instant destroys their carefully executed
plans comes from Lincoln, and 13 propelled "by
William Jennings Bryan. )
"We will have a safe and sane platform," an
nounces Charles F. Murphy, the great Tam
many chieftain, and he and his friends put their
heads together to construct planks dealing with
injunctions and railways and campaign funds
and finance planks with which they almost hope
to regain for the Democracy the respect and
confidence of sensible business men and sound
financiers. Then comes the ruthless wave from,
Lincoln, and the beach is left a blank, ready for
the work of other hands.
"We should nominate a CaMfornian for Vice
president, for then we can take that state from
Taft." declares J. Ham Lewis, and the conserva
tive element exclaim 3 "Amen." and Lewis and
Nixon and other "influential leaders** hold
solemn conference and decide that it shall be
Franklin K. Lane; but again comes the wave
and the Lane Vice-Presidential boomlet -.3 no
"We cannot write the financial part of th»
platform as we would, but we can furnish evi
dence to the Ei3i that the Democratic party
has abandoned the free silver heresy through the,
wording of the resolution of regret over the
death of Grover Cleveland." ass«*rt3 Alton B.
Parker, and immediately he spends hours writ
ing on tho sand. But that waa yesterday or
the day before, and to-day in apologetic tones
Judge Parker is explaining that he never
Many other things have been written on the
Democratic sands. There iras the late lamented
Johnson boom and that of Gray, of Delaware.
There was the Town© Vice -Presidential boom
and the Pugsley Vke-Presidenttal boomlet; it
was so young and feeble, too. AH have gone
glimmering; all must be classed among the
things that were. They have perished before
the heated atmospheric waves from Lincoln, and
did men learn by experience, aa the children
sometimes do, no more plans would be made in
Denver without the approval of the great Ne
braska wave producer. But there are indica
tions this evening that Murphy ha* grown wiser,
that he purposes to father no more booms untH
he haa heard from Lincoln and that he will not
even indicate opposition to any platform plank,
however radical, until he has been assured the
Nebraska simoom will not sweep his opposition
from the sands.
Even the widely vaunted harmony programme
which seemed to have the tacit approval of "the
great commoner" waa laid low at Lincoln yes
terday before a bia<t of hot air discharged at a
gathering of Pennsylvania satellites, and the
vitriolic rejoinder of the indignant national com
mitteeman from Pennsylvania, who has thrown
prudence to the winds and met one Lincoln
typhoon with an exposure of brutal truth which.
augurs ill fcr the success of th« Democracy.
"We are Just putting our heads together and
trying to frame things up." said a Pennsylvania
delegate when asked f<">r news to-day.
"And trying to hear what Bryan thinks at
Lincoin," added a franker member of the dele
"The plarform will be her* to-morrow,- de
clared a New York delegate thia afternoon. "It
will I»a\p Lincoln this evening." he continued.
"But I thought Governor Haskell had It with
him and was rewriting certain planks," spoke
"You thought wrong." waa the reply. "Has
kell is just writing on the sand; the sand."
And so it goes all day. rumors told a.s facts
on" moment vehemently contradicted the next;
men murmuring vengeance against Bryan In
the morning, apologizing for or denying their
incautious statements in the afternoon: Vice-
Presidential boomlets a-dying every hour, until
the famous "fifty-seven varieties" has already
been exceeded; injunction planka so radical that
they startle even the extremists authoritatively
announced and denied within the h'-ur. And
from this medley .--f fact and fancy, chiefly th*
latter, five score or more of newspaper corre
spondents are struggling to construct accurate
C-lonel J. "Him" Lewis, than whom there ?s
no more affable or entertaining Democrat,
graphically described the situation to-day.
"This gathering." he said, "reminds me of cer
tain parts of Hawaii, where the inhabitants are
said to make a living by taking in each other's
washing. Newspaper man No. 1 meets news
paper man No. 2 and says promptly. 'What
nciv? have>ou?' No. t circumstantially relates
an idea furnished him by No. 3. and No. 1 rushes
off to telegraph or cable it."
Colonel Lewis, by the way. Is always ready to
give advice to newspaper men. and one injunc
tion which he gets off to all who consult him is
this: "Boys, remember always that a man f^a
t» rs a Vice-Presidential boomlet at a national
conventlcn In order that he may go hoc •
capture the nomination for his state Legis
lature." And the colonel always bo\v3 tarn ->■>
ex- Representative Pugsley when he sounds this
Deprived of a voice in the actual coun
their party, some ot the broader gauge leaders
in Denver, chiefly tried and true Bryan men.
have found a new field for their activities.
They have decided that the sub-commit
arrangements haa departed widely from th«
principles and practices of genuine Jeltersoniaa
Democracy, and that Us members have been Uk>
dulging in lavish expenditures, wholly unwar
ranted by the present or prospective state of th*
campaign fund. They have heard reports of •*•
tensive travelling in which drawing room* hay*
replaced the more democratic single be: -
autos hired by the day, and expenstve suit*»
of rooms engaged, where a hall bedroom in a
second class boarding house would have served
every rurp<>4f-j so they Jvs*e atartod a m.iva-
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