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Tiro KILLED AT DIEPPE.
•ffrflc Crushed Under Machine—
' Hard Luck for Strong.
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**Zl 19 06, by The Tribune Association. ]
lOS> Jul y 7.— The result of to-day's race
- VH^rb triumph for German automobile con
lc* SJfK ' .u P first, second, third, fifth and sixth
y:rp won. respectively, by cars made by
**** s Benz. Benz. Mercedes and Opel, while
** Ft-nch Ba>-ard- c!emcnt car took fourth
•*f Lau'.enschlager, the short, thickset
■ * of the winning Mercedes, was loudlyl
& - -a ,c he shot Ilka a rocket across the win
i; n<? in his once white, but now cinder
=** ' car * completing the 770 kilometres in
53 minutes 43 4-5 seconds. The French
'band played the German national an-
s * ffl ";..j c j2 Dir am Siegerkrantz." which -was
**■ . followed by "The Marseillaise." when,
*!^ c dose of the race Baron de Zuylen. pres-
• J i^ of ;he Automobile Club of France, pre
-ti to the Under Secretary of the Interior,
|5 presented Premier Clemenceau, the win
.' jnr«r. LAUtensohlager. and also Herr
asm- a ? er of the Mercedes establishment.
T • bis co-director. Herr Daimler. Immediately
« arJ Baron de Zuylen sent in behalf of the
**' tib'\~ Club of France :t telegram of con-
A "'-S'Jcn to Emperor William and another
fiT-rax to t::e German Automobile Club.
,**■„ Gerxan drivers, although black as coals,
vc j, fresher • an most of their oompetl
' because they were a sort of leather diver's
"i in which glasses were fixed to enable
•hd w »^ schlaser said to your cor
1 aitribute my victory solely to the superior
ly cf Tny car, which is as solid as a steel can
■sj tall- The course at some of the curves had
has loosened by the voiturette race yesterday
-ad 1 had to (h^ngre my Michelin tires twelve
;i3«s during the race. I did my utmost from
Hit rttrt, but I hardly expected to win."
\fien £sk?d about American cars, he said: "
•It is a pity that only one of thorn figured in
£ rat* The American-built car? which I have
ittr. are first rate for cheaply built, all-round
ars for popular use, bat they do not have the
power tsd elaborate finish of the great racing
sadunes turned out by the best makers in
Oemtny. France or Italy."
He~er>. driver of the German Benz car, which
«b* in second, in reply to my questions, said
iia: b* had to change his Michelin tires fifteen
tines daring the race. The veteran tiremaker,
M. Micbelin. who was walking about in the
Automobile Cl-b inelosure with his three sons,
highly el2ted at the result of the victory of
Us tires and pointed out the fact to your corre
fpontent that the five cars that won the first
*« places were all provided with his tires.
Th» field ambulance, admirably arranged o*»
Thfrf" b >' Baron Henry de Rothschild, ren
dered excellent service. Cissac. the driver of the
Pinlard car who was killed in the race, was
takes there, and also Heath, the American
toiler of another Panhard car, who became
tsojeirily blind owing to the coal tar dust
dsng the race. It was a wild and curious
ifc&r in this tent hospital after the race, when
irarteea drivers, black and sooty as imps, were
13 lying on their backs and having their eyes
idfl open and washed by trained nurses as they
groaned v.lth pain.
The only American car In the race, the
Tionas. conducted with great pluck and skill
rr Louis Btrang. the American driver, made a
Sit start but had no chance against the more
pnsxM racing cars. Strang sped around the
drcnitiour times, making a distance of 308 kilo
r:«res. irhich he completed in 3 hours 52 min
rtes acd IS seconds. C. I. B.
STRAXG TELLS OF RACE.
%it Trouble on Course — Praisrs the
T?!*?rial ■■ French OartJ«- to The Trirrure.J
PlCcpyright, ISOS. by The Tribune Association.]
Dieppe, July T. — Louis Strang. who intends to
Ren to New York on the Deutsehland. which
*«& ■ Friday from Cherbourg, has just come
-to Dieppe on his Thomas car. His eyes are
fcSaned. owing to the coal-tar dust. He relates
*o The Tribune the following description of his
«?erieace in to-day's race:
By 1./>ui« Straus.
I BMJBI all the arrangements for the stands
here very much better than on the American
■*•*■! All the spectators here could see the
and also the work done on all the cars
X the repair and supply stations in front of the
Paadstaad. The military patrolling of the eir
q* was perfect. Ism only bad feature was
?e dressing put on the road to lay the duet.
*hich hardened on the surface like a crust of
■ This was badly broken up yesterday by
*~e •■Mltl racers, and to-day it pulverized.
aa^ng ft very dangerous, and sometimes it
c »ap!etely blinded the drivers. I had to stop
t!j »c times to have my eyes treated by surgeons
0:: ■» first lap.
Jftile taking a corner in a cloud of dust after
pother car I hit a stone curbing, which blew
** ay kfthand rear tire and in skidding the
*** tit a piece of board from a fence, which
f° kjured the gasolene tank that it subsequently
bo badiy as to put us out of the race.
c changed Urea on every lap in front of the
<istaafl . where we also tried to repair the
Frilly, at Londinieres we withdrew from the
Hi V WtCn ' i>xri - n in to GrJel one of the cars
? kit a tree, and three or four cars had been
I °jW* (3 by the guards because the tree had
_« across the road. They were just starting
«hen I came through the dust and found
cat* 5 cars blocking the road In order to es
jC hiui *S Th€ Itala car. driven by Henri
dinner, I was obliged to drive on the grass
vw, a small tree which injured my left rear
and exploded the tire.
jtf * car which I drove is strictiv a stock
*ay PMts of u ' hsch are interchangeable with
JJ ***/" "**'"** Thomas car. The car was
■»■ tally buut lor racing, and it behaved
"■muliy well fOr a machine of the touring
Some flay. I hope, me American manu
vro *V w!!1 design and construct a car that
Fast time at start.
b «aik of Race for Grand Prix—
1*.., , IBy Tfce As*ociat«3 Pr«s.j
lot ojVL X 7 — « Grand Prix, the blue rJb-
Gtraj «« * asobII « world, was won to-day by a
.-... Ume " ' rl *« tr . driving a M.rcedes c*.r.
fcsfl j^ *'»* 6 hours 53 minutes 43 4-5 seconds,
avwas* epe«3 was 111.2 kilometres, or
<*>H ■ I a US I^|_ pa**.
To-day. »hovrer« and cooler.
To-morrow, fair; nnrtbnett wiads.
t CARS AXD DRIVERS THAT PLAYED IMPORTANT PART IN GRAND PRIX.
CISSAC AT WHEEL OF CAR IN WHICH HE ( MET DEATH. LAUTENSCHLAGER AT WHEEL OF WINNING CAR.
HEAT INTENSE AS EVER
DAY'S DEATH TOLL Si.
Man and Beast Suffer from Stifling
No cooling shower? brought relief to the wilt
ing, restless population of the greater city yes
terday, and countless numbers suffered "from the
stifling heat fully as much as the day before.
The highest point registered by the government
thermometer was U2 degrees at noon. This was
one degree lower than tl.e record on Monday,
but the cumulative effect of the continued heat
caused increased Buffering among ail classes.
Twenty-four deaths due directly to the heat
were reported by sunset last night. How many
more were hastened or indirectly caused by it
cannot be estimated. The list of prostrations ran
up to threescore and ten. if not more. Horses
dropped all day in every part of the city, giving;
the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to
Animals as much, if not more, work than it had
the day before. Every person who could possi
bly do so left the city during the morning. All
day long the Battery, Central Park and all the
smaller parks were crowded by nervous, worn
out mothers, pale, emaciated children and
The showers which the -weather bureau pre
dicted for yesterday had not come up to last
night. The expectation of them was made more
tantalizing several times by a stray wind and
a Flight clouding of the sky. Even if few fatali
ties are reported to-day, the general strength
of the whole city will be at a lower ebb than
it has been for many years. The lists of deaths
and prostrations follow:
ANDERSON'. Peter, fifty-four years old. of No. 71 East
4th street. Brooklyn.
BITTER. Fadie. thirteen months old. of No. 358 West
I4Glh street, died in Harlem Hospital.
BOOTH. John, two months, of No. '292 South 3d street.
BUXOSH. John, fix montns old. of No. 516 East 117 th
CARTER. Harry, one year, of No. 7S Lorimer Btreet.
BE CAMINIP Nicolo. four days old. of No. 317 East
111 th street
HEF.AIN. Ma-y. eight months o'.d. of Nc. 712 Willow
HOORING. John, three months, of No 172 Meserole
HuWEI.I.. Harry, two months, of No 1221 DcKalti
KNOTT. Jacob, thirty-eight year? old. of No. 135 Reade
■trek, died at Hudson Street Hospital.
KOSHI..AND. Mr*. Jessie, seventy-seven year* old, of No.
4 Hester street.
KRAUS. Jacob, eight months old, of No. 634 East 16th
ÜBCHKBB Leonhart. fifty-six years old. of No. r^iri
Henry street, Brooklyn, died at Long Island Hospital.
MARTIN. John, twenty-five years old, of Jersey City,
died at Hudson Street Hospital.
PECK, Mlal, sixty years old. of No. 296 State Btreet,
RAFEKTY, Annie, four months, of No. 1426 Bergen
RANK IN. Mar>'. fifty years old, of No. 619 Nostrand
REUBEN. Ada, twenty years old. of No. 349 Thatford
RUFF, George, fifty-fly« years old. of No. 215 Sackett.
SCHt-'I-TZ. Edward, forty year; old. of No. 1160 Union
BONN Frederick, thirty-two years old. of No. 615 West
BPEIGKI., Hlrsh. forty-fly« years old. of No. 49 Pitt
street, In Hamilton Fish Park.
"WEFTERCiREN, Oscar, forty-eight years o!J, of No.
166 UuaseU street; Brooklyn, died at his home.
WOODS. William, fifty year* old. of No. 10 Convent
aier.u*. died In Harlem Hospital
BACON. Patrick, nineteen years old. of No. 127 West
6Oth street; to Roosevelt Hospital.
BAIXIN. Clinton, thirty-five years ck!. of No. 806 Brooms
street; to Bellevue Hospital.
BARDIN, Michael, f!fy-«ight years old. of No. 403 East
341.'. Btroet: to Bellevue Hotpltal.
BARBUSWIT7.. Jacob, twenty- tire* years old. of Berry
and Grand streets, Brooklyn, overcome at th« Ha»e
< onliniUKl on eleventh i..«.<
j. HAAN'S Restaurant, Park Row Bldg. Coolest
i place downtown for luncheon, dinner. Music— Advt.
NEW- YORK. WEDNESDAY, JULY 8. 1908. -TWELVE ¥AGES.- n ?SX:HZS^
LOriS BTRANG IN THCrNTAS CAR, THF2 ONXT AMERICAN ENTRANT IN THE RACE.
(Photographs by Sr>oon»ir & Wells.)
ATLANTIC FLEET SAILS
AROUND WORLD CRUISE.
Leaves Golden Gate for Honolulu —
Scarlet Fever Delays Nebraska.
Ran Francisco, July 7. — Fifteen battleships of
the Atlantic fleet sailed to-day on the voyage
that is to take them around the world and end
at Hampton Rond.=. whence they started last
December. The sixteenth member of the fleet,
the Nebraska, was left behind because of an
outbreak of scarlet fever among the crew. Three
c asea were reporter!. She v ill be placed in
quarantine three days and thoroughly fumi
gated, after which she will Join her sister ships
\V: hout ceremony or celebration of any sort
the fifteen big fighting ships got under way
promptly at 2 o'clock signal from the Con
necticut, Rear .Admiral Sperry's flagship, and.
steaming in pintle column, slowly made their
way out of the bay. where they had found
anchorage from time to time since their arrival
here two months ago. A few small craft fol
lowed in the \vak° of the fleet as far as Golden
Gate, and gay? the white ships a parting salute
with their sirens, while on the hills were scat
tered groupp of people silently watching the
departure, which was in striking contrast to the
enthusiastic reception on its arrival.
It was 3:10 o'clock when the Kentucky, the
last ship in line, passed the lighthouse at the
entrance to the Golden Gate, and half an hour
later the fleet was lost to view in a dense cloud
of black smoke from the copse of funnels and
in the Lfiick weather which was rolling in from
The forenoon was one of busy preparations
on the ships. Launches and cutters dotted the
harbor, flitting from ship to ship and from ship
to shOre. On the flagship Connecticut signal
flags we're constantly breaking out, and the in
cessant zip ziji of the wireless telegraph, com
municating with ships and .sending farewell
lll—WigfH to shore station^, never ceased. Boats
■were made fast, orderlies ran to and fro. and a
few visitors, newspaper men and relatives and
friends of officers came forward to say a last
At 11 o'clock Secretary Garfield of the In
terior Department, who arrived last night from
Honolulu on the cruiser St. Louis, boarded the
Connecticut to pay his respects to Admiral
Sperry.. He was saluted with seventeen guns,
the salute that members of the President's Cab
inet are entitled to, when he departed. 1
On the waterfront patrols of bluejackets
with stout 'billies" rounded up a few belated
stragglers from the various ships. »
At 12:50 o'clock the last boat left shore with
mail orderlies. .
Early in the day Lieutenant Commander Ben
jamin F. Hutchlncon, executive officer of the
cruiser St. Louis, was hurriedly detached from
that ship and assigned as executive officer
of the battleship Wisconsin in place of Lieu
tenant Commander Phelps. The latter was or
dered to Mare Island on account of illness. Dr.
Koltze, jr., surgeon on the Connecticut, and two
surgeons from other ships were temporarily
transferred this morning to the Nebraska to
assist In treating the scarlet fever cases on that
Just before the fleet sailed Rear Admiral
Spcrry received the following telegram from
' I send to you and the officers' and enlisted
men under yo"u my heartiest good wishes on the
eve- of your departure. That the American peo
ple can trust the skilled efficiency and devotion
to duty of its representatives on the fleet has
been abundantly shown by the trip around
South America, and I know will be made equal
ly manifest on the return trip across the Pa
cific Indian and Atlantic oceans. You have in
a peculiar sense the honor of the United States
Continued on •rvrnth pac<.
■■■-' "- '- * '-' '■' ?■ ■"'■-.. . '" ** "'■-" '" '
J42 TO ST. PAUL. MINN., AND RETURN.
July 9 to 12, via Pennsylvania Railroad. Tickets
good to return until July 27. See, ticket agents.—
NAME CHAIRMAN TO-DAY
HITCHCOCK I XOFPOSED.
McKinlcy for Treasurer— Mr. Taft
in Conferences at Hot Springs.
Hot Springs, Va.. July 7. — The executive com
mit tee of the Republican National Committee
will meet here to-morrow, and from present
indications there will be r.nly a brief session, at
which Frank H. Hitchcock will be elected chair
man, an-1 Representative McKinley. of Illinois,
will be made treasurer of the national com
Senator Hcmenway and Representative Wat
son, of Indiana, representing the Fairbanks men:
Representative McKinley. who had charge of
the Cannon campaign, and Representative
Burke. ->f Pennsylvania, who represented Sen
ator Knox's candidacy, say they have no objec- :
tions to Hitchcock.
In th<> care of Mr. McKinley there is only one
sentimen*. and that is in his favor for the office
of treasurer. Mr. McKinley has long been
considered for the treasurership. but as he is
treasurer of the Congressional Campaign Com
mittee If. was for some time supposed that the
opposition to having him leave that work would
operate apainst hi? selection. But that objec
tion ha* bten overcome by the proposition that
he should be treasurer of both committees. It
is said to be desirable to bring the committees
into clo.i?r relationship, and that one treasurer
for both of them would be in line with that
Mr. Taft spent th^ afternoon to-day in a
series of conferences. First Repres'?ntatrve
Burke had a lons talk with him. and then Sen
| ator Hemenway an.d Representative Watson
were with him two hours. Finally Powell Clay
ton, national commltteeman for Arkansas and
a member of the executive committee, and Rich
ard C. Kerens talked with him. At the end of
■ these conferences Mr. Taft mounted his black
. horse and, with Frank E. Kellogg, rode up the
: mountainside just as a storm broke and tor
rents of rain came down.
[From The Tribune Bureau. ]
"Washington. July ".— Postmaster Generai Meyt r
; left here for Hot Springs to-night, having been
i summoned for a conference by Mr. Taft. who
values his advice highly. Mr. Meyer will arrive
early to-morrow morning and remain two days, re
turning to Washington FVlday.
PRISONERS FLEE FORT.
Three Get Azcai/ at Night from
Ha m ilto n Re sen a tion .
A fusillade of shots from the sentries on duly
ami the exciting "call to arms" on the huglps
followed the escape of three military prisoners
from the Fort Hamilton reservation last night
and startled rodents of the Dyker Heights sec
tion. The whole garrison was turned out to
search for the men. following their escape at
11 o'clock, and the police of the Fort Hamilton
station scoured the neighborhood with the sol
diers all night.
The names of the time men could not be
learned, and their oflicial numbers were not
given to the police. All of them were serving
terms for desertion, and had been confined at
the post since the spring. They were detailed
as cooks and lived in a barred ami bolted cook
house apart from the sixty-five othr-r prisoners.
In some way they smuggled a siiw into their
quarters and sawi-il through two of the window
bars. It is only a drop of a few feet i<> th«
ground, and the- men dodged in and out among
the store buildings and were almost out <.f th
post when they were- seen by si-ntrles.
Disregarding the order to halt, they broke and
ran in the direction Of Cropsey avenue, and th*
sentries opened rtre. This caused the wild call
on the bugles and the whole district was in an
uproar In a minute. The men were dressed in
the dingy brown prisoners' uniforms, with glar
ing white stencil marks and numbers on them.
DEMOCRATS IN CONVENTION
Honor Cleveland's Memory by Adopting Modified
Resolutions and Then Adjourn.
BELU TEMPORARY CHAIRMAN, SPEAKS
Committees Named-Keystone State Fight Up Again-New York
Delegation Turns Rad caL
[By Tflejrrapii to Th« Trihun« ]
Denver, July ".—The twentieth national con
vention of the Democratic- party opened at
noon to-day, -lected Theodore A. Bell temporary
chairman, listened to his keynote speech, ap
pointed its committees and adjourned, to meet
at noon to-morrow.
A resolution deploring the death of Grover
Cleveland was adopted. The convention com
pelled the recognition of ex-Judge Parker. «fM
aeconded the motion to adopt the resolutions.
Representation on the several committees of
the convention was denied the Pennsylvania
delegation, as a result of Bryan's enmity to
National Committceman Guffey.
The committee on resolutions met at 5 p. m.
and granted hearings to the advocates of vari
ous planks, the most dramatic and sensational
argument being presented by Richmond Pear
eon Hobson in fa -.or of a great Pat irtc fleet.
The committee on credentials met at 5 p. m.
and devoted Its attention to the Idaho and
Pennsylvania cases. The meeting was char
acterized by considerable acrimonious debate,
and at a late hour no decision had be^n
reached, although it is predicted that the OuftVy
delegation will be seated and the Idaho con
testants will get half a vote each.
A fight developed in the committee on per
WHAT BRYAN COHORTS DID AT FIRST SESSION
[By Telegraph to The Tribune.]
Denver, July 7.— The Democrats in their na
tional convention to-day produced a stone
crusher with which they ground to powder
every precedent of parliamentary procedure
and reduced to atoms every principle of justice
In thetr treatment of the Pennsylvania delega
tion. The Bryan machine was in control of the
convention and Temporary Chairman Bell had
received his orders at IJncoln. Although pos
sessing too little wit or experience to make
even a pretence of following the canons of
parliamentary procedure, he carried out his in
structions to the letter, declaring any amend
ment to a motion offered by Representative
James, of Kentucky, "out of order,' 1 and de
priving the sovereign State of Pennsylvania, or
at least so much of it as is represented by the
Pennsylvania Democratic Convention, of all rep
resentation on the committee on credentials
and the other committees of the convention.
Incidentally, the"Br>-anites furnished added and
conclusive evidence of the correctness of the
charge voiced by Colonel Guffey. of Pennsyl
vania, that William J. Bryan is not only a boss,
but that he is tyrannical in his methods.
Following the usual procedure of national con
ventions, the several state chairmen were *
quested to send to the desk their nominations for
the respective committees. Before .he session
adjourned Chairman Bell announced that a prob
lem was presented by the receipt of two lists
of nominations for tM Pennsylvania delegation,
and he recognized Representative OlMe James,
of Kentucky, who moved that the entire ques
tion be referred to the committee on credentials.
which motion was promptly seconded by Gov
ernor Haskell of Oklahoma. Bryan's choice for
the chairmanship of the committee on resolu
tions. Instantly several members of the Penn
sylvania delegation were on their feet and
Charles H. Gorman secured recognition.
Tersely and clearly he stated the facts, say
ing that the national commits had made up
the temporary roll of the convention :.nd ha.t
unanimously seated the delegates now occupy
ing the seats. He was himself the choice of
the majority of the delegation for member of the
committee on credentials, and he demanded his
right to sit on that committee. Finally, ne
moved to amend the motion U.at the problem
should be settled by a majority vote of the dele
gation. Chairman Bell, without vestige of right
or justice Of parliamentary precedent, promptly
ruled that no amendment to the original motion
was in order, called for the ayes and noes, and
declared the motion carried on a viva voce vote.
Colonel Guffey protested vigorously. The Br/
anltes yelled 'Rockefeller:" and "Standard OH'"
and for a time confusion reigned. Thus Bryan
had his vengeance on Guffey for exposing to
the country the methods and character of the
There was one instance, however, when the
Bryan stone-crusher proved Impotent. Charles
F. Murphy. Democratic boss of New York, by
apparent agreement witn Bryan, had deter
mined not only : to discipline but to humiliate
Alton B. Parker. Mr. Parker had so modified
his resolution deploring- the death of G rover
Cleveland as to free it from any expression to
which the most ardent Bryanlte could object,
but Murphy and Bryan had decided that the
New York Jurist should not be permitted even
to offer the expurgated edition.
Consequently Delegate Dunn, of Nebraska,
was recognized by the chair, and he offered a
Cleveland resolution, which referred to the fact
that Mr. Cle\ eland was three times th« candi
date Of his party, but did not state that hi was
twice President of the United States. i
Ex-Governor David R. Francis, onetime mem
ber Of Mr. land's Cabinet, had threatened
dire things if he were not permitted to second
the resolution, and h.' was, therefore, allowed
to speak. His first declaration, that the con
PRICE THREE CENTS.
manent organization between the advocates of
Champ Clark, of Missouri, for permanent chair
man, and those of Representative Clayton, of
Alabama. The Folk faction led the Clark fisht
and the Stone faction the contest for Clayton.
A decision In favor of Clayton was reached
when a letter from Bryan urging Clayton's se
lection was exhibited, although there were deep
mutterirgs of -Steamroller!" and "Stor.3
The Vice-Presidential question is still unsst
tied and Mr. Bryan is keeping all oi_the "tifty
scven varieties" of possible nominees on the
tenterhooks, as in that position they dare not
oppose his platform and thus incur hi 3 enmity.
Men close to Bryan predict the adoption of a
platform which will closely resemble the Ne
braska platform in all essential details.
The New York delegation Indorsed i platform
containing the Bryan-Gompers plonks prohibit
ing injunctions without notice, punishment for
contempt of court without jury trial, and the
prevention of boycotts by the application Si tha
Sherman anti-trust law.
Bryan's effort to dominate the new national
committee was checked in certain instances, as
by the selection of-McGraw. fror.i West Vir
ginia: Sullivan, from Illinois; Guffey. from
Pennsylvania, and Johnson, from Texas.
vention could do honor to the dead without re
flecting on the living. elicited applause, but
even Governor Francis had been obliged to
modify the remark h<s had purposed to make
before he could secure recognition, and he was
silent on the greatest Millies which the late
President rendered to his country — his preser
vation in the face of Democratic opposition of
the nation's 'financial honor and integrity. Mr.
Haldeman, of Kentucky, also seconded the mo
tion, and the chair attempted to put tha
question, but there were loud cries of "Parker!
Parker! -1 and Mr. Bell found it impossible to
restore cider until Mr. Parker was recognized.
Ex-Ju.lge Parker took the platform and. after
referring with gentle sarcasm to the fact thai
ho hart not been "sufficiently fortunate, first, to
secure recognition by the chairman." he said it
had been his ' Intention' to offer a resolution.
which he proceeded to read, thus outwitting the
Bryanitos and securing the inclusion in the
record of the resolution which Bryan and Mur
phy were determined he should not offer.
Chairman Bell, assisted by the perfect acous
tic properties of the convention hall. made a
keynote speech which seemed to please hi 3
auditors, although they manifested compara
tively little enthusiasm. His voice carried to
the furthest corners or the auditorium. "A good
speech, considering the fact that it came fro:n,
Lincoln on a handcar," was the laconic com
ment of a Texas delegate, while Herbert S. Had
ley. Attorney General of Missouri. said at its
close: "At Chicago we Republicans, pointed with
pride. Here at Denver I notice the Democrats
view with alarm."
Mr. Bell devoted himself largely to an analysis
of Senator Burrows's speech, a condemnation of
the Republican party because it had net carried
into effect all nf the President's recommenda
tions, and an ardent advocacy of ah* the Bryan-
La Follette vagaries., which the Republican con
In striking contrast to the conditions which
prevailed at Chicago-, there was an obvious spirit
of disorder and unrest throughout the session
which the chairman found it eUsCTjH to control,
and after Mr. Bell had assumed the office he
found it necessary frequently SB interrupt the
proceedings with the injunction. "Mas be quiet. "
Enthusiasm at to-day's session of the conven
tion was conspicuous t>y its absence, the longest
demonstration lasting less than fifty seconds. It
was, too, a truly democratic crowd which occu
pied the floor and filled the salleries. Not a
delegate arc-se when the band played "The Star
Spangled Banner," but the greatest enthusiasm
of the. day was elicited by the rendering of
•Dixie. -: and 'Maryland. My Maryland."
brought the Marylanders to their Sect with
shouts of joy. So, too. when Chairman Taggart
announced that the Right Rev J. J. Keane
would Invoke God's blessing on the convention
the delegates remained motionless until Mr. Tag
gart. with evident embarrassment, was obliged
to ask them la stand. Bishop Kean-^ iiel:vered
an eloquent and brief prayer, begging Divir.9
Providence to send down wisdom on the gather
PKRFECT WEATHER AT DENVER-
Prrfect weather marked the Sr9t day of the
Democratic convention— "normal Denver wea
ther." the inhabitants declare — and the huge
piles of sjsn it which had been brought from the
mountains to cool the convention hail were not
needed within and were dumped outside, where
they seemed to belie the calendar's assertion
that this was July 7.
Denverites are proud of their auditorium, and
well they may be. In point of beauty, acoustic
properties', ventilation and comfort it probably
excells any auditorium in the country, and the
twelve hundred seats are so well arranged that
none seemed far from the platform.
"It is simply perfect; not like ■ convention,
but Just like a beautiful theatre." was the com
ment of Mrs, Longworth. who. with her husband.
Miss Robinson and Mr?. Meiliu McCormick. oc
cupied-'-a box and -paid strict attention to the
proceedings throughout the session. Th« audi
torium ' Is a' parallelogram, with the speakers*
.stand in the centre of one side. The floor Is
concave, the lowest part being the centre ai.V.e.
Around, what In a theatre would be termed the
pariiuette is a -row of boxes, inclosed by brass
railings, and two galleries, one above the other,
run around the outer wall*. The exits are large
and numerous and open immediately to tha
street, as that the hall can b«: emptied almost
instantly, while folding chairs add materially to
the comfort of delegates and sjietators.
The decorations for this convention are bea»-
New, *t/ii*h «yeglas» called ■•limit" with Blight
or Tortc Peebles. Spcacer's, 31 Maliea -Adi*