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though r.ot h:rr.Felf a candidate "for*the nbrnina
tion four years ago.
LA 1 FOLLETTE-BRYAN- -PLANKS.
As has been said, Mr. Bryan will dictate, every
word of the - platform, but when "completed it
■will so closely resemble. theVLa : FollettVplanks,
-which the Republican convention- rejected last
month, that it might almost us easily have the
Badger State's self-advertiser for its -author.
Physical valuation. of railroads, federal guaran
tee of bank deposits, the election of Senators by
popular vote, and all- the rest of La Follette's
Chautauqua "talking points," will be there in
all their crudeness and impracticability.. In a
•word, the Democratic platform promises to be a
purely demagogic pronouncement, incorporating
everything which it is believed will attract votes,
wholly irrespective of the possibility .of making
good the pledges were the Democracy intrusted
with the control of the government. _: v>;
But our of this situation must come a result
entirely, satisfactory alike to Republicans and to
the real Democrats loft in the country. The ob-
Folute power which Bryan -enjoys in Denver is
accompanied by the absolute responsibility. The
Issue will be placed sharply before the American
people, and they will have an opportunity to
choose between unadulterated and undiluted
Bryanism and that progressive Republicanism
which is synonymous with the names of Taft ma
Roosevelt, while the old line Democrats are so
certain of. overwhelming defeat that they ar*
convinced, as they were eight years ago. that
the November elections will result in the final
and irrevocable political burial of the Populistic
-Old Man of the Sea" who has ridden the
Democratic donkey almost to its death.
BRIAN "YIELDS" POINTS
JUS VI.ATIOIOI MiUIVE
Said to Contain Modified Anii-
Injunction Pronouncement. j
1 By Tclepra^li to The Tribune.]
Denver. July (..—Major Brown, of Lincoln. i
'-Xebr accompanied by Governor Folk. ex-Gov- ,
ernor Francis and Edward Gittare.. of. Missouri. ;
reached Denver to-day in the tatter's private j
car Major Brown brines with him the real ,
Bryan draft of the platform. It is understood
that Mr. Bryan, having made a play for the ,
labor vote by advocating the most radical type
of anti-injunction plank, has now materially |
modified the pronouncement with a view to pet- ;
ting the support of the more conservative ele- |
ment nd with the purpose of creating the Im- ,
[Himnilf that the modification was forced on him j
against his wish. . Information reached here ;
yesterday to the effect that Bryan had -yielded" |
the contention that no injunction against labor
organizations should be granted without notice. |
and to-night ii Is. declared that ha has 'yielded'- j
in the proposition that penalties Car contempt j
shall be imposed only after a jury trial.
Governor Folk of Missouri is authority for the j
assertion that while Bryan has yielded to n» I
arguments in favor of permitting temporary in- I
junctions without notice, when irreparable dam- j
age to life or property is threatened, the Ne- j
braska*! insists that such restraining orders j
shall lapse at the end of ten days, unless dur- I
ing that period there has been a hearing and ,
Use temporary order made permanent. ;
Among themselves, however, the Bryan people j
are saying that" the platform as 'finally adopted i
■will contain the planks Mr. Bryan has written j
without material _ modification. Samuel Gom- :
pers. with a corps of lieutenants, is working as- j
siduously for a radical anti-injunction plank. ,
and representatives of the Manufacturers' Asso- ;
ciation are working ■«■ equal insistence to pre
vent the adoption of such a measure.
"Representative Ramsdell. «f the Deep Water- j
■ ways Association, is here urging a plank com- j
mitting the party to the movement promoted by ,|
that association. and members of the California j
...d* gat ion. are insisting on a declaration -which
v.mulu practically' amount to the exclusion' of
all Orientals from this country. John Barrett, di- ,
rector of the Bureau of South American Repub- j
lies, says he has -won his fight for a plank advo- J
' eating closer relations with Central and South
American republics, and' Herman Ridder is con- '
fident the free wood pulp plank will be included
in the platform.
DETAILS OF PLATFORM.
Each Plank To Be Telephoned to
Bryan for Approval.
[By The Associated Press. l
PfIUCI July C— Evidences are multiplying that
probably the only difficult plank to prepare for the
Democratic platform will be that relating to the
. ut* of Injunctions la industrial disputes.. Mr. Bryan
has let it be known Tlmmg.ll a number of trust
■-worthy sources that his position on this plank is
not rigrid. Perhaps the most important conference
with reference to the Injunction plank was that
- h<3<! at Fairview. Mr. Bryan's home, during; the
dinner given by the Nebraskan to a. number of
- prominent Democrats on July 4. At this, dinner
Mr. Bryan Mated clearly that he realized that
there might arise situations where the Issuance of
an injunction without notice to those enjoined
" 'would be the only remedy against loss of life or
Irreparable damage to property. To > meet such
" cases Mr Bryan further indicated that If the
resolutions committee could draw a plank which
would provide for such- emergencies, with the safe
-puard that this class of injunctions should be self
dissolving after a period of throe or five days, the
plank would meet his approval.
Work on the . platform continued through the
medium of an informal sub-commit consisting
of Governor Haskell, who is to be chairman of the
resolutions committee, and a number of prominent
.members of the party who will have places on
that committee. The product of this work will be
laid before a large sub-committee of the resolutions
committee when the latter Is officially' appointed
by the convention. The plan contemplates tele
phoning each plank to Mr. Bryan at Lincoln as
soon as it is agreed on by the • sub-committee. In
this manner it will possible for the sub-commit
tee to present to the full resolutions committee a
perfected platform which .already has reccfvM the
approval of th» prospective candidate. So far
there has developed no intimation of hostility to
.Mr Bryan's wishes with reference to the plat
form One of these wishes is understood to be.
that th? platform be the product of the resolutions
committee, guided, of course, in its drafting by
frequent conferences with Fairview.
• Planks of many varieties were submitted to Gov
ernor HaskeH and by him to his conferring col
leagrues to-day. One or these .was an' irrigation
plank, submitted by Judge King, of Utah, which
pledges the party to a conservation of the Irriga
ble lands of the West for persons desiring to make,
permanent horn* as agalnyt allowing this terri
tory to become property of corporations. Another
from start to finish
— a dish of
U_r\r^4- /Tormerly callcd\
X VW l> VEhjah'E Manna )
It's the crisp, "toasty" flavour.
"The T».ste Linger*.**
PACKAGE* TWO EIZES— IO AND 18 CENTS:
Made from pearly white
roe turn Cer^aJ Corrpany. limited. •
B*tt;« Creek. Mien.
GRAY CAMPAIGN MANAGERS.
RICHARD .7. BEAMISH.
plank along the same lines opposes the leasing
system of grazing lands as at present applied by
the forestry service of the government.
The tariff p'.ank came In for considerable discus
sion to-day, with the result that this language was
pat forward tentatively as embodying the position
the party should take:
"The Democratic party believes in tariff for rev
enue only, but inasmuch as the expense of the
government is great and we are depending largely
upon Imports for the revenues for running the gov
ernment, which means tho imposition of a tariff,
we favor the laying of the tariff duties in such
a manner that there shall be no discrimination in
behalf of any section of the country over any
No one would be quoted as saying that this
plank would be adopt-d In the form given.
Judge Powers, of Utah, has transmitted to the
tentative resolutions committee a plank he has
received with approval from Samuel Newhouse,
prominently known in railroad and mining Bran
da! circles. Mr. Newhouse wires .ludpe Powers
that the plank whs written after careful canvass oi
the financial classes in New York. It recites the
necessity of maintaining and even Increasing In
some instances existing railroad rates and tariffs,
recognizing the right fulness of government regula
tion The maintaining or rates is stated to be
necessary In order to pay the present high wage
scale to railroftfl employes.
During the afternoon Mayor G W. Brown of
Lincoln, who is to be the Nebraska representative
on the resolutions committee, arrived with Mr.
Brymn's saggeatioaß concerning a number of planks
Of the Platform in his pocket. Mr. Brown said
that it had not been Mr.. Bryan's intention to pre
pare ;. complete platform, hut that it was his wish
that the committee itself should perform <his duty.
He declined to «a* what subjects were covered
by the Bryan draft, but it is said through Other
el annels that Mr Bryan's memorandum deals
especially with the subject of the regulation of the
issuance of writs of injunction by the federal
courts in la nor disputes: the tariff, the trusts, the
railroads, the election of Senators, which he would
have by direct vote of the people, the guarantee
of bank deposits by the government, and the pub
licity of campaign contributions. The injunction
plank as drafted would prohibit the issuance of
prohibitive writs without notice except in the cases
in which it is evident Irreparable damage rniKht h°
done to property. In that event the plank will
permit the issuance of an injunction limited to ten
days' time and a hearing would b.? required on the
second presentation of the rase. Mr. Bryan has
Ktven his friends to understand that while be
tenors his suggestions, he does not desire that
the platform committee should feel tied to his lan
euace He is willing that the phraseology should be
altered if it can be improved without changing the.
S °S^n after arriving in the city Mr. Brown went
into conference with Governor Haskell. who will
be chairman of the committee on resolutions, aad
laid before htm Mr. Bryan's views. Both of them
declined to dis.-uns the platform.
The Tribune will receive lone «H««nno telephone
bulletin, from the Democratic National Convention In
I)pn ver. and will post thorn at frequent Intervals in
front of the Tribune Bulletins. beginning; to-day.
TAMMANY MEN ARRIVE.
Lack of Tomahawks and War
Whoops Disappoints Denver.
Denver. July The Tammany hundreds from
New York City began to arrive in this city early
this morning, and continued to pour Into the
Union station until well along toward noon. Their
special train was broken up into various sections,
which arrived at varying intervals.
A large crowd at the station was disappointed
when the Tammany, men announced that there
would he no parade or any picturesque features to
mark their entrance to the city. Instead, the New
Yorker* made their way in groups to the half
score of hotels where reservations had been made.
It was no mean task finding- quarters for the large
delegation, and Secretary Thomas F. Smith was
busy until late last night making the final ar
t>US> until laic I". L iiihiii r.
There were no "Indian signs'" by which the in
terested Denver folk could distinguish the visitors
from other delegation*, and the only -way they
could be picked out in the large lobby throngs was
by means of a little red. white and blue ribbon
badge, with •'Tammany" embossed on a gilded
metal bar across the top. Many of the district
leaders sought out Mr. Murphy as soon as they
Senator Patrick McCarren's Brooklyn delegation
—most of them contestants In the fight between
McCarren and Murphy— arrived to-day, as did the
delegates from upstate, making New York's repre
sentation at the convention complete.
MURPHY-CONNERS BREACH WIDENS.
State Chairman Thinks He May Be Retired
to the Rear as Result.
[By Telegraph to The Tribune.]
Denver, July 6.— The breach between State Chair
man William J. Conner*, of Buffalo, and Charles
F. Murphy, the Tammany boss, became more pro
nounced to-day. Murphy is apparently determined
to sever the close alliance which has existed for
two years. Conners tried two or three times to
day to chat with Murphy, who avoided him.
Conners takes hi« reverses philosophically. "Well,
boys," said he to the Buffalo delegates,' "four years
ago I saw the St. Louis convention from the gal
leries. This time I am sure of a good seat; but four
years from now I may be back in the gallery again.
It is the fortune of politics. "
RAYNER RESENTS DENVER REPORTS.
Baltimore. July r,.— Senator Isidor Rayner's name
la being mentioned in Denver in connection with
the Vice-Presidential nomination, according to
newi-paper reports. Tilk of Mr. Rayner for the
nomination is not new. for while Congress was In
session the suggestion was frequently made. Sen
ator Rayner said to-day:
'Tnri<>r no circumstances would I permit myself
to be put In nomination for the Vice-Presidency. 1
<1o not think there is any possibility of this being
done, but I do not fancy the idea at all of being
put among the Vice-Presidential possibilities.
"I know my own limitations. My work Is on th«
floor of the Senate, and not in the chair. I say
this entirely regardless of who may be the candi
date for President."
LONGWORTHS TO ATTEND CONVENTION.
[By TMtgiapll to Thr Tribune 1
Denver. July «. -Representative and Mrs Nicholas
Longworth, the latter the daughter of the Presi
dent, and Miss Corinne D. Robinson, the PrcM
deni'B niece, arrived herr this morning. They will
be the guests of -Mr. and Mrs. Thomas F. Walsh
at thlr home, Wolhurst, and wll! attend the l«nr>
JNEW-YOKK DAILY TKiBUJNE, TUESDAY, JLLV 7, 1908.
BELL TARES HAND CAR
STORM FLOODS LINCOLN.
Temporary Chairman Will Reach
Convention Hall on Time.
Rokeby, Neh. f July 6. -Temporary Chairman
Theodore Bell arrived Ik r? iit 4:20 o'clock this
afternoon on a hand car. He assisted in pumping
tl.o car three miles out of Lincoln. Suporint. ndent
Brown's private car arrived at 6:15 o'clock, and,
with Mr. B<-11 on board. Left at 5:15 o'clock for
Belleville, Kan. At the latter ptece a train will
take Mr. Bell to Denver.
Lincoln, Neb., July 6.— Temporary Chairman
Theodore A. Well, who had become almost hopeless
about 7-eaching Denver in time for the opening of
the convention on account of the high water, which
put railroads in and out of Lincoln out of busi
ness, left the scene of the washout f< r Denver at
6 i>. in. The Bock Island lines were able by un
usual effort to arrange for a special train from the
west sido of the washout near Rokehy. Neb.
Chairman Bell an<] Associated Press representatives
were able to cross the swollen stream and board
the waiting train, which will reach Belleville in
time to catch the Rock Island's fast Colorado ex
press from Kansas City— which will be held for the
purpose— due in Denver at 8 o'clock to-morrow
morning. Unless further unexpected trouble arises
Mr. B<-11 should reach Denver practically .>n time.
hours ahead of the time set for the opening of the
doneral Manager Melcher's instructions are to
"get there on time even if the train has to be
split into two sections to do it."
Train service has practically been annulled and
floods have stopped all traffic in Lincoln. More
than thro inches of lain fell hist night r i tie
water this morning rose three feet above the
maximum records of 1892 L Train service on all rail
roads was stopped. Burlington train 1 ls_ in the
Lincoln yards, surrounded by water. Serious wash
outs are reported in all directions on the Burling
ton, and regular train service probably will not be
resumed for a week. The Rock Island tracks are
submerged, and the, Union Pacific, the Missouri
Pacific and the Northwestern are helpless.
Streetcar traffic stopped this morning. The Un
toln Traction Company maintained service on a
few lines, but Falrvlew. Havdock and the state
farm were cut off. The Citizens' Railway Company
did not operate cais on its road.
The foundation of th<» Hughes block was undpr
mined and the buildings tumbled into the Antelope.
Twenty persons escaped without injury.
The Northwestern and Burlington railway bridges
over Bait Creek are threatened. The plant of th«
Lincoln (ins and Electric i,i~ht Company was In
undated this morning, and it was estimated «hat
the gas supply would not last longer than this
"With telephone wires out of commission anil
Fan-view cut off from Lincoln by a washout on
the trolley line, W. J. Bryan had ample oppor
tunity to peruse the strictures upon himself de
livered yesterday by j. M. Guffey, national com
mi'.teernan from Pennsylvania, In response to Mr.
Bryan's attack upon himself in a speech o n July 4.
"I have nothing to say," was Mr. Bryan's re
sponse to an inquiry about the Guffey statement.
I^ast nlght'B rain was torrential, accompanied by
vivid flashes of lightning and terrific rolls of
thunder for hours. The last trolley car from the
city t.« Fairview was compelled to turn hack. The
rain ceased at about daybreak, and a large party
of r* j>airmea swarmed along the line to drain off
the flood and make restorations where needed.
Robert Rose, Mr. Bryan's private secretary, was
driven from the tent which he occupied on the
Fair View lawn. He rescued his bedding, but his
extra supply of clothing was soaked through. As
th<- Bryan household had retired for the night. Mr.
Rose received shelter at the cottage of E. T.
(Jrantham. This morning Mr. Bryan furnished
to a bedraggled newspaper man who hud been
marooned over night at Fair View a collar to re
place one wrecked by the storm. He informed
Mr. Rose that on any similar occasion in the
future Fair View was to he a life saving station
for all outcasts.
Mr. and Mrs. Bryan narrowly escaped being
caught in the. first downpmir. They had driven to
the Rock Island station to greet some Central lowa.
Democrats who were passing through, and reached
Fair View just ahead of the flood. A half hour
later the road leading down the hill from the
Bryan home to the trolley lin^ was a shallow
river, rushing down with a roar liko a small
The Bryan hay crop suffered damage, and the
poles on one sire of the newspaper men's tent were
thrown down by the sheer weight of water which
snaked the canvas.
For a time The Associated Press wire to Fair Vl?w
was the only communication between Fair View
and the outside world. When the telephone wires
were restored Mr. Bryan endeavored to get news
of Theodore A. Bell, the Cailfornian. who is to be
temporary chairman of the convention at Denver,
and who was the most important visitor expected
Repair men who reached Fair View at !> o'clock
reported Miat the trolley bridge over Antelope
Cteek, a mile east of Fair View, had been washed
away, together with considerable trackage. They
thought it possible that a carriage might get
through by a roundabout route, but automobiles
could not by any means make the trip. That this
condition of affairs should exist at this particular
time, when the convention Is alM.ui to begin, is
regarded as peculiarly unfortunate, as the down
pour was one of the heaviest in many years in
POWERS CASE FINALLY DISMISSED.
Only Remaining Defendants in Goebel Mur
der Are Taylor and Finley, Refugees.
Frankfort. K>\, July 6.-The last legal step in
the noted Caleb Powers case, was taken to-day,
when Special Judge J. S. Morris went to George
town to call for trial the case of the Common
wealth against Power*, charged with the murder
of William Goebel. This day was fixed at the
last trial of Powers for retrial.
Jailer Finley filed the pardon granted Powers
by Governor Willson, and the case was finally
stricken from the docket. The total cost to the
•tnte of the four trials of Powers aggregates $40,
The only cases still pending concerning the
murder of Goebel are those against ex-Governor
W. S. Taylor. and Charles Finley, former Secretary
of State, both of whom are refugees in Indiana.
NEW YORK MEN CAUCUS;
MAT PRESENT NEW LANDS.
Discuss Senator for Second Place—
McCarren Stabbed Again.
(Hy TMegmph to The Tribune 1
Demer. July U.— New York starred in the pre
ronvention work to-day in the tentative selec
tion of Senator Newland* as th* delegation's
candidate for Vice-President, in the adm..iister
ing Of a little more organization discipline to
Alton B. Parker, and In the running of the
Bryan steam roller over Senator McCarren. who
demands Justice, and is getting the wrong brand
and plenty of It.
Falling to find a thoroughly desirable candidate
for Vice-Prealdent within the confines of the
Empire State, and having visions of a campaign
minus trust contribution. Charles F. Murphy
and William F. Sheehan got their heads together
to-day and discussed Senator Newlands, of Ne
vada, as a running mate for Bryan. The Nevada
Senator has a "barrel." and that Is a very im-
SENATOR PATRICK 11, MTARREN.
Who fought unpuccfspfully for recognition at
portant consideration. Whether New-lands will
be the man is a question, hut the fact that he Is
being discussed by Murphy and Sheehan proves
that the leaders have little faith in the vote win
ning qualities of any of the favorite sons whose
booms are stuck on the horizon.
The second dose of discipline was administered
to Judge Parker. when the New York delegation
met in caucus at noon in the Brown Palace.
Lewis Nixon was appointed chairman of the sub
committee of ten members on the platform, with
Mr. Parker second on the list. This means that
.the sub-committee will hand over to Parker
what Murphy wishes to have presented before
the full committee on resolutions, and Parker
will perform the purely clerical function of pre
senting the Murphy product to the full commit
tee. Judge Parker was named as the New York
member of the committee on resolutions. . - :
"FINGEY" CONKERS PRESIDES.
William J. Conners presided at the opening of
the caucus. Martin W. Littleton was substituted
for ex-Justice Morgan J. O'Brien on rolleall.
Andrew A. McLean, of Newburg, was elected
chairman of the caucus. Mr. Conners offered a
resolution making Charles F. Murphy chairman
of the delegation.- There was no . objection.,
Daniel F. Cohalan was elected as the New.York,
member of the credentials committee;- Senator
Thomas F. Grady of that on rules" and order and
Judge Parker of that on resolutions: Charles A,
Burke, of Malohe, voted against Judge Parker. .
Then came the motion, to appoint a sub-com
mittee of ten on resolutions, to meet in the after
noon at the Shirley. Charles P. Williams, of
Wayne County, offered a draft of an anti-in
junction plank, similar to one desired by Samuel
Gompers. It was read and referred without de
bate to the sub-committee.
Mr. McLean announced the following sub
committee on resolutions: Lewis Nixon,. Alton
B. Park* r, Thomas F. Orady. Daniel F_ Cohalan,
James K. McOuire, Robert W. Chanler, Bird S.
Coler, Martin W. Littleton, Edward E. Coates
worth and M. J. Walsh.
"Kit; Tim" Hullivan made a speech when Nor
man E. Mack announced that each delegate
■would have three seats for distribution among,
his friends. "You'd better capture a few more
seats," said Sullivan, giving Mack an Icy stare.
"Tim" has a trainload Of constituents with him
and he wants them to see the show.
That finished up the work of the first caucus
of the de;cgation, which adjourned to meet at
10 o'clock to-morrow, when it will receive the
report of the sub-committee on resolutions and
choose a national committeeiuan. Norman E.
Mack is a candidate to succeed himself. State
Chairman Conners says he will not accept a
"promotion" to Mack's place. Conners says It
■would be like kicking him upstairs.
"Why don't they take you for Vice- President ?"
asked a reporter.
"Well, young feller." replied Conners grimly,
"they .night go further and do a good deal
worse." Conners is In favor of going outside
the state for a Vice-Presidential candidate.
FIVE PLANKS DEBATED.
The tub-committee of ten on resolutions met
in Charles F. Murphy's suite in the Shirley at
3:30 o'clock and debated five planks in the pro
posed platform for two hours without result.
Samuel Oompers, Samuel Prince and James
Duncan, n presenting organized labor, urged the
committee to advocate including in the platform
the anti-Injunction plank presented to the Chi
cago convention. The sub-committee, with Mr.
Nixon presiding, heard their arguments, but
made n > promises. It is understood that in the
debate Judge Parker told the committee that he
was against a radical anti-Injunction plank; also
one providing for the physical valuation of rail
roads, the guaranteeing of bank deposits, the
licensing of corporations by the federal gov
ernment and the proposed amendment to the
Sherman law exempting farmers and working
men from its operations.
Daniel F. Cohalan went into the meeting with
copies <>f planks which he assumed the delega
tion would stand for. His tentative draft was
read, but did not meet with approval. At 5:30
o'clock Ui« meeting broke up.
"We discussed a rough draft of the platform
which we h'>pe to have indorsed solidly by the
New York delegation." said Chairman Nixon.
"Wo did not get together, but shall agree before
we quit, and the platform we want will have
the solid support of our delegation."
"We made some progress, but we shall re
sume our discussion at 8 o'clock to-night," said
"What wo are trying to do," said Martin W.
Littleton, "is to frame a platform which we
believe will meet with the approval of all the
states. We did not make much progress, as
there is a divergence of views among the con
ferrees. The planks we debated are those which
,have been under discussion both by the Repub
licans and Democrats — the anti-Injunction, the
physical \aluation of railroads, the licensing of
corporation* and the guaranteeing of bank de
posits. These are important matters, and it is
not surpriaing that we . could not agree »i tlie
first meet in j.'
The Second National Bank \
of the City of New York
The Filth Avenue Safe Deposit Co*
to their New Building
Fifth Aye. cor. 28th St.
Telephone 6400 Madison Square.
"Will Mr. Bryan accept the platform you a?r^
"We haven't any assurance that he will ac
cept It. "We are framing up a platform which.
from our polrtt -of view, will appeal to Demo
crats generally. The committee on resolutions
may turn us down. We will take a chance on
The sub-committee of ten on resolutions failed
to-night, after two hours of discussion, to reach
an agreement or anything resembling it on the
• "There H« no prospect of our getting through
with our work to-night." said Chairman Nix<-n.
"Various members of the committee hold widely
differing views on anti-injunction, federal li
censing and federal guarantee of bank deposits,
and they insist on shaping the platform in. ac
cordance with their views on propriety r*nd ex
It Is the belief among the Tammany men that
after a prolonged debate ex-Judge Parker and
Martin W. Littleton, who represent the con
servative element in the sub-committee, will be
voted down, and that a Bryan platform, so far
as the four or five plank? go, will be adopted as
the expression of the New York delegation. It
is understood that the Bryanized platform will
be sugar coated to <<uit the taste* of the pluto
cratic end of the New York machine, but ther
is no assurance from Bryan men that th<» sugar
coated product will be accepted by the full com
mittee on resolutions, which will, of course, be
absolutely dominated by Bryan.
REFUSE TO HEAR M'CARREX'S STORY.
The expected happened when the national
committee and sub-committee on credentials
turned Mr. McOarren down hard, refusing
to hear his story of how the state conven
tion stole his delegates away from him.
Daniel F. Cohalan and Bird P. GUtT, represent
ing Charles F. Murphy and the state organiza
tion, were on hand to tell the sub-committee
what to do. and they did it. The suh-committ»e
was Daniel J. Campau, of Michigan; William
H. Martin, of Arkansas, and Tom L.. Johnson, of
Ohio. They are all Bryan men. They kept M---
Carren outsHe with the common herd, while
Coler and Cohalan wern admitted to the room
long enough to explain the situation to the com
"I know less about what they will do ti
me than the head porter." said Mr. McCarren,
sadly as he stood without the outer gate. It
was nearly 12 o'clock when McCarren was ad
mitted and asked if he had any protest or
argument to present against the regularity of
the certificates of the state convention certify
ing that the names of the delegates as submitted
should go on the temporary roll of the conven
"I cert.iinry have a protest." sakl McCarren.
' 1 appear as the representative of the regular
organization of Kings County, whose delegates
were Illegally ejected from the convention. We
decided to call the attention of this committee
to the illVgal conduct of the State convention.
Cotralan broke in with: "This isn't the place
for getting off this kind of talk. This committee
is concerned merely with the making up of th?
temporary roll, and the recognition of the regu
larity of the certificates of the state convention
filed with the national committee."
"Is there any question as t-> the regularity of
the certificates?" asked Mr. Campau.
"There is," said McCarren. taking another
brace, and driving again straight at the irregu
lar conduct of the state convention.
"Hold on," Paid Campau. "The question be
fore us concerns the regularity of the conven
tion certification of the names to go on the tem
porary roll. I want to confer with my asso
ciates as to whether we shall go into tho merits
of the question or leave the. merits to be con
sidered by the full committee on credentials."
CONTEST LEFT TO FULL COMMITTEE.
After a whispered conversation with his col
leagues, Mr. Campau said that the merits of
the controversy would be left to the full com
mittee when organized.
"If Mr. McCarren has an argument concern
ing the irreguterity of the certificate we will
hear it." satd Mr. Campau.
"I supposed I was before a Democratic com
mittee." said McCarren. bitterly.
"There is no mistake about that." said Mr.
"I want to tell the committee the full story of
why the political, thieves in control of the con
vention could not be apprehended and punished
on the spot. M that this committee might b*
saved the trouble of hearing about the contro
versy," said the Brooklyn leader.
"18 there a question about the regularity of
the certificate?" asked Mr. Campau.
"There is," said McCarren. "I want to call
the attention of this committee to the fa<t that
the thieves were not apprehended because they
adjourned the convention too soon."
"You want another injunction." interrupted
Cohalan. sneeringly. "This is no place for the
caJllng of names, and you know it."
"You cant run this committee. This isn't
New York." retorted McCarren.
"This has gone far enough." Interrupted Mr.
"These men who stole (fees* seats." continued
McCarren bitterly, "these political thieves antl
possessors of stolen goods, wouhl have been ap
prehended, but the convention adjourned too
soon. I have i ri my pocket the decision of oajs
of our highest courts to show that what those
men did was illegal. They did it with a packed
committee on credentials. If I cannot have the
merits of the question discussed I don't want to
expend any ni'>re energy than is necessary. If
I cannot present my ca«e in my own way I will
stop rl«:ht h-re "
Tom L. Johnson moved to allow McCarren to
make a full presentation of it before the full
committee, and the committee adjourned. Me-
Carren was ,at once, surrounded by delegates
from other, state**- who proffered advice and
sympathy. ' •..■=• •-: ''• - ■■■r[:i'
•It looks as if I was up against it." said the
Senator to the Tribune representative.
"It's a joke," said Conners when asked about
the McCarren contest.
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To-JL-ne and Kedn"
[By T#!e*raph to The Trttsun*.] „
Denver, July 6. — With the rumination of
Bryan for President absolutely settftd. •»«
the Johnson and Gray men conceding that £»
will be named on the first ballot with the work
of the national committee practically •'TpUto
and with the. genuine Bryan platform her* Id
the possession of his brother. Charles Bryan. th»
one great question remaining is the ch«ce of
the candidate for second plac<\ The'.Brjja
people say frankly that the: will not csaaH
themselves to any candidate, although. . Cay
whisper, "Keep your eye on •Charley\Jo«»
and Kern, of Indiana." . ..... . s .
The ■mi Matt— of the Bryan people that
New York delegation would name a man froa
the Empire State has not been fulfilled. la fact,
the New Yorkers have eliminated most .of their
possible candidates, a course which is explained
on the ground that Murphy and his friends do
not wish to be too strongly committed to tie
support of the ticket, that they look for tJ»
defeat of the national ticket, that they w'sh to
prevent any expectation that Tammany wi2
contribute financially to the campaign, and that
finally, they do not purpose that Bryan staß
give them the second place and then B**
the excuse for breaking his pledge to theni tha:
the platform shall be reasonably conservative
That Tammany has a weather eye cut for *
"barrel" is shown, however, by Murphy's 3ii
Sheehart's sending for Senator Xewland* of
Nevada, to-day, presumably to ascertain tie
strength, us expressed in dollars and cents. c
Mr. Xewland's desire for the honor.
Among the Bryan people Towne is being
tively boomed to-night. This does not mean. *
course, the real Bryan leaders, such as 62*
brother. Mayor Dahlman and others, but l *
Bryan delegates, who must find something 'i
keep them busy while they await their orders
from Lincoln. There is. however, considerate
genuine Towne strength, his friend. . Senator
S >ne— popularly referred to here as 'Gumsha*
Bill of. Missouri"— being active in his efforts »
secure the nomination for the New Yorker. "
the deal could he made with Murphy to WlW**
Town.* that would probably settle the Qtiestfci
but Town© is a poor man. and thus far MurphT
has refused to see any genuine merit in a canal
date without a barrel. The Nebraska detec
tion is solid for Towne. and will contiaaa to
regard him as the best possible candidate
Bryan tells them to think otherwise. as win t5»
Alabama delegates. . vrvS*
Town>- badges are being worn by *.'* r ?
number of Western delegates. Jud;e - rv^X«i
Handy, of Wilmington. Del., and a close ISts*
of Judge Gray, declares positively that •.-.•Da*
aware jurist will not accept the nomination •
second place, and his declaration *W«!*>j
carry weight with the delegates, although they
will vote far Gray almost to a man if th* «**
comes fri.m Lincoln.
DELAWARE FOR KERN'
The Delaware people say th.it Kern, of I**
ana. is their choice for second place- T2
baa been sot:;- talk of Ollie James. ••*■*•*
tive from Kentucky, but it is not taken **"*"?
ly. It fa admitted that James might bt ***•
to hold Kentucky in the Democratic columa.**
this doe-; not appear to appeal strongly t» tt§
W. U. Conrad, of Montana, is groin* a s *^
telling every mm that he would make as "■■
candidate, as with many winks and nods -
signtncintly taps a large leather poc lists*™
which he produces ostentatiously from **
side pocket. .....
Another -willm" Barkis" In Denver is *>*
R. Francis. ex-Governor of Missouri, who vm^
ly admits that "no man could refuse *> P m
WARSHIPS WELCOMED AT 6U*»^
Guam. July « -The arrival yesterday <>' tflt^
tleshlps Maine and Alabama, composing. »*
service squadron, which is th« a«ivsnc« *
th* American fleet on its voyage around W-.^
has aroused Intense patriotic enthu k^ t »i*
The native, have sent a petition to the *> tJj#
asking that the men on the warships 6* !
quests of the government during their »t»> U i
crowds assembled in th» streets to-day »
captains of the battleships when they pa» _t
to the Governor. A baseball game ana "^^
ball have b««n arranged in honor o- u»»
who will stay here «m« week.