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UfnJl and artistic. Portraits*^XVaahlnstcn," Jef
fercon, Jackson. cvvelorrxi adorn it\e walls.
Flag? and bunting were ui*-d in . abunCe.r.ce, . and
numerous stuffed ..eagle« /susperrded '"hj* invisible
-vires, so that they aeenMd to 3o'at in Bpace.;. com
pleted the decorative, ! scheme.,. The exterior of
the building, which is/of,^tone "i>6-/sesses r much
architectural dignity »an<l M ■. and Denver's
new auditorium adds' one more tu> th« many at
tractive features of /"the. Mile High City."
lIOBSOSS DIRE (PROPHECY:
Predicts War xcith 1 Japan in Next
* I By Teleurapb to Ttie Tribune. )
Denver. July 7.— Richmond Pearson Ilobsan.
-whose "Japaaophobia** is so well known in the
East that it has become almost stale and un
profitable, produced a sensation in the commit
tee on resoluticns this evening -with his dire pre
dictions Of war ivtth Japan, and the members,
many of whom had apparentlj' refrained from
reading Mr. Hobf«n's eloquent phantasies deliv
ered by himself in the House and by Senator
Ptltllliir in the Senate, vat in open-mouthed
wonder as tlv.v listened to the glib assertions
and startling -predictions of the man from Ala
With all tin; fury of a fanatic Mr. Hobson de
clared that -war would come before another na
tional convention and would find this country so
thoroughly unprepared that Japan could strike
at the v. -. centre of the nation's territory. So
eloquent and histrionic did he beoene that ven
erable Democrats from the inter!.. felt genuine
cold etuis running down their spines as they al
most Imagined a hostile Japanese fleet already
saLUrg up the Colorado River and shelling Den
ver at long range.
He even brought tears- to the eyes of the
frizzled anti-Roosevelt veterans as he depicted
the deplorable situation of President Roosevelt
■wh«n he besought Congress to give him four
battleship.- and his fellow Republicans at the
Capitol save him only two. Had anybody pro
posed a cheer lor Roosevelt about that time it
•u*»uld have been given lustily. with a rebel tiger
for good BMasatre.
When Mr. Bdbson 'finished, after receiving two
Sstasnsisna of time. ;■ the committee"- took a recess
for dinner, and then the sober second thought of
tire members' regained control.
As the hypnotism of Mr. Hobson's oratory
.gradually, failed, the members began to ask what
campaign material they would have left if they
listened to the advice of the ox-naval officer.
Bryan no longer could use anti-imperialism as
the campaign argument, free silver had gone by '
the board sad government ownership of the rail
roads had been checked in its infancy by the
stubborn adherents of state rights. But there*
■was the one old standby left, militarism and
the '•extravagance' it entails on Republican ad
ministrations. To adopt any .of the several
planks which Mr. Hobson submitted to the com
mittee which sill entail the forfeiture of the
reliable old stock argument -would enhance the
glory of the Republican nominee for the Presi
dency—a former.' Secretary of War— and alto
gether there is every prospect that the spell of
Hobson's oratory will have evaporated long be
fore the session which confronts the committee
on resolutions has come to an end.
The committee also heard Representative
Ransdell. of Louisiana; H. T. Clark, of Omaha,
and ex-Governor Brow of Florida, who
assfca in favor of deep waterways.
There is opposition to- declaring for the deep
waterways policy, despite the fact that Mr.
Broward told the committee that the adoption
of Mich a plank would carry Indiana. Illinois
and Ohio. To adopt such a plank. would deprive
the party of tlte: argument -against. Republican
(extravagance- In. appropriations for rivers and
harbors and another f*a"ture of-trro stock .'"ex
travagance" argument will have been lost.
Truly the way of an ami -administration com
mittee confronted with numerous Democratic
enthusiasts who lusts) on advocating Roosevelt
policies is a hard one*. "
The full committee listened for more than an
boar and a half to Samuel Gompers.' represent
ing the American Federation of Labor. He said
he had asked the Republican National Conven
tion for bread and had received a stone. He.
kSklßd that planks be included declaring against
the. issuance in labor disputes of injunctions
...against, the working men. agriculturists, and
horticulturists. He was questioned by George
Fred Williams, of Massachusetts, and others.
Gompers also asked for woman's suffrage, an
eight-hour law, a department DC labor and a fed
eral bureau of mines. - --..•;.
" He was followed by James Duncan, first vice
president of the Federation of Labor, and H.
R. Fuller, representing tli- Brotherhood of Fire
men ana Trainmen. Mr. Fuli<r asked far planks
similar to those desired "by Mr. Gompers. ___
John Mitchell, being called on. and speaking
of abuses on injunction granting said triat there
were certain palpable abuses needing correc
tion. He asserted that he could not, without
disregarding the order of the court, travel by
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rail through TVest Virginia, or talk with labor
ers there, or ride on a streetcar.
• Our people feel." said he, "that they have
rec-n denied certain legal and moral rights. The
people have a right to control the judges as
well as the legislators, otherwise our govern
ment is not on the foundation intended by the
Chairman. Haskeli announced the sub-com
mittee which will do the practical work of fram
ing the platform as follows: Alabama, H. L-
Martin: Colorado, C. B. Thomas; Illinois. Sam
uel AJtScholer; Indiana. John E. Lamb; lowa,
Jerre Sullivan: Kentucky. J. C. \V. Bockham: Mas
sachuseit.s. George Fred Williams; Mississippi.
governor B. F. Noel: Missouri. Senator William
J. Stone: Montana, T. J. Walsh; Nebraska. F.
W Brow»; Nevada, Senator F. G. Newlands;
N«W York. Alton B. Parker: Ohio. E. M. Gru
her: Oregon. R. D. Inman; South Dakota, R. T.
Pettigiv.v: Virginia. Governor Claude A. Swan
son, and Wisconsin, Charles W. Weisso. The
only mnsi rvatives on the committee are Judge
Parker. Samuel Altschttler and R. D. Inman.
"GUS" THOMAS GETS HL
Sadly Lays Away Seconding Speech
■GUtnn Supplants Him.
IBy Telegraph to The Tribune ]
Denver. July 7. — Augustus Thomas, president
of the New York State Progressive League and
THE CONVENTION HALL AT DENVER.
successful playwright, who was turned down by
Tammany when he wanted to be a delegate to
this convention and who is sitting on th.> proxy
sf a Missouri delegate, has been turned down by
Mr. Bryan also, and there is weeping and wafl-
Ing and gnashing of teeth in the Thomas quar
ters this evening.
Mr Thomas, it will be recalled, presided at
Madison Square Garden. New York, when the
Nebraskan exploited his government ownership
of railroads policy on his return from his 3ast
European trip. Mr. Thomas presided so BKtta
factorfly that Mr. Bryan said to him then: 'Tou
:imst second my nomination in the national
Mr. Thomas cheerfully accepted the invitation,
and ever since he has been preparing a se»:ond-
Ing speech which he was quite confident -would
11 >w pleasingly over the auditory nerves uf the
delegates. Two weeks ago Mr. Thomas want to
Lincoln and submitted his eulogy to the "Veer
less One.' XVith «-i few minor corrections It was
approved, an.] then the New Yorker cams on to
Denver. Nevs here was very scarce :U that
time, and Mr. Thomas found many newpaper
men willing to advertise his prospective oratori
cal stunt far and wide.
All went merry as marriage bells TTtsth Mr.
Thomas until to-night when he received a mes
sage from Lincoln which "put the kibosh" on his
prospective oratory. It appears that Governor
Glenn of North Carolina, who is a good stump
speaker, wished <to address the convention and
asked Mr. Bryan to fit him in somewhere. Mr.
Bryan could not fit him in except with, a second
ing speech/and as there were already enough of
those the Nebraskan determined to sacrifice the
New York man.
Mr. Thomas refuses to say anything for pub
lication this evening, but to his filends he is
muttering ' intrate" in a ton<- strikingly similar
Is that Of Colonel Guffey. and the gjvat oratori
cal effort is being laid away In moth balls, in
the h-i-pe that it will be useful four years hence
with another name substituted lor that of
JOHNSON GETS THE GATE.
Denver. July 7. - Mayor Tom "L. Johnson of
Cleveland was defeated for menibership on the
national committee, to-day at the formal caucus
of the Ohio delegation. It had a.li"<eady been slated
that 11. C. <Jarber. of Columbus, was to Fucceed
Mr. Johnson, but the Mayor of CsBVCISSJd put up a
hard fight, which lasted for an hour. The result,
however, was heavily against hfin, the vote being
IT for Garber to 8 for Johnson.
The New Jersey delegates deevded to-day, after a
heaied argument in their caucus to vote for -Judge
Ccui&e Gray, of Delaware, for President. It was
also decided to vote uniiT the -anlt rule. The latter
rlr< ision was not reached until after a long debate,
which at times was somewtet heated. Robert
Hudspeth was elected member of the national com
mittee, and Jamee Smith, jr., was chosen to repre
sent the state on the committee on resolutions.
NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBCNE, WEDNESDAY, JULY 8. 1908.
PfEW YORKERS RADICAL
ROOST ON BRYAN PLANK.
Favor Injunction Statement of Ne
braska'n and Gompers.
[By Telegraph to The Tribune.]
Denver. July 7.— The New York delegation,
with ex-Judge Alton B. Parker concurring, this
morning in executive session adopted the Gom
pers-Bryan anti-Injunction plank, sugar coated
with a strong declaration of confidence in the
William F. Sheehnn, of New York, and Charles
A. Burke, of Malone, voted "No" when Lewis
Nixon, as chairman of the sub-committee of lan
on platform, reported the platform to the dele
gation. It was fully expected that Judge Parker
would object to some of the planks and make a
speech, but he voted "Aye" with Murphy.
Grady and Cohalan. Martin W. Littleton scored
a partial victory. He was opposed to planks
favoring a government guarantee of bank de
posits and the licensing of Interstate corpora
tions, and the Now York platform contains
neither of these provisions.
Just what the convention committee on plat
form will do to the New York sample copy
platform remained to be determined at the ses
sion which began at 5 o'clock (7 o'clock New
York time), and was expected to continue
through the night.
It looks as if the action of Murphy, Connors,
Xixon and Cohalan in getting the New York
delegates committed to the salient features of
the Bryan platform had put the delegates in a
position where they would be unable to object
to anything ordered from Lincoln. Murphy has
passed the word that the delegation must pre
sent a united front. If the Tammany leader is
to get anything for his servility beyond the flat
tening out of McCarren the fact has not de
Murphy's complete surrender to the Brysm-
Gompers people in the framing of the platform
is hard to account for, except on the ground
that he does not care what goes into the plat
form so long as he can cripple McCarren for
next year's campaign. That the platform as
agreed upon by the New York delegation will
be unwelcome to the conservative Democrats at
home there is not the slightest doubt.
THE BRYAN-GOMPERS PLANK.
The Bryan-Gompers plank adopted by the
New York delegation this morning is as follows:
We insist most strongly that the courts must
be maintained and upheld in every way. within
the province assigned to them by the Constitu
tion of our country. Neither the executive nor
the legislative branch of the government should
be permitted in the slightest degree to invade
or interfere with that pert of the work of gov
ernment assigned to tho courts, but because
of the way in which some judges have acted in
cases where contempts occurring outside the
view of the court are alleged to have been com
mitted, wo pledge ourselves, as we have done
in three national platforms, to the end that
public confidence in the courts may be continued
and strengthened, to the enactment of law for
bidding the issuance of injunctions in any cases
in which an injunction would not issue if no
labor disputes were, involved, and providing that
no injunction shall be issued when there *s an
adequate remedy at law.
Such enactment shall also provide that in the
procedure for the punishment of any contempt
of court not committed in the actual presence
of the court, the party cited for contempt shall
be entitled to a trial by jury.
Another plank which will he used to the limit
by the Tammany carttail orators in cajoling the
labor union people, if it has any moral force
at all, is a veiled promise that the Democrats
will favor a law that will exempt the wage
earners, ngrlculturists and horticulturists from
the operations of the Sherman law. The plank
is as follows:
We pledge the Democratic party to the pnaet
ment by Congress of a law guaranteeing to
the wage earners, agriculturists and horticultur
ists of th^ country the right of organized effort
on the protection of wages and the Improve
ment of the conditions of labor, to the end that
such associations or their members shall not
be regarded as illegal combinations m restraint
ENTIRE PLATFORM BRYANESQCE.
The remainder of the New York platform is
neither important nor sensational, being chiefly
a reafflrniatlon of Bryan's ideas and the Ne
braska state platform. It calls for an imme
diate revision of the tariff, denounces the Hep
burn bill, favors the election of United States
Senators by direct vote of the people, favors
government control of railroads, but not gov
ernment ownership, advocates full and complete
independence for the Filipinos at the earliest
practicable moment, favors a parcels post sys
tem, denounces the employment of child labor,
and demands the extermination of polygamy.
There are many other stereotyped platform de
mands, copied from the national platforms of
After Mr. Nixon read the platform to the dele
gates this forenoon George F. Ketchum, of
Orange, asked for a plank calling for an income
tax. On the final vote Messrs. Sheehan and
Burke, as already said, were the only ones to
"Isn't this the Gompers platform?" asked
Daniel F. Cohalan.
"The anti-injunction plank is substantially the
Gompers plank," card Mr. Murphy, legal ad
"Did Judge Parker vote for this in the sub
"Yes, he did." said Mr. C halan
"Does this platform suit you?" was asked of
Judge Parker. The Judge looked disturbed and
haltingly replied. "Well, that's the platform we
will report to the committee on platform."
A JURIST CRITICISES PLANK.
The extraordinary length to which the New
York delegation permitted itself to go in its
effort to beguile the labor vote can be best ap
preciated in the light of the criticism expressed
recently to a Tribune correspondent by one of
the most eminent Jurists in the country of the
proposition that penalties for contempt, other
than that committed In the presence of the
court, should be imposed only after a Jury trial.
'Imagine," said this Judge and statesman, "a
man occupying such a position as wniiam Hay
wood, indicted for murder, with a state for
bidding punishment for contempt committed
other than in the presence of the court The
trial judge summons a panel from which to
select '.he Jury. The men so summoned, either
through f-ympathy for or fear of the accused.
[ decliQ* to head the order of the court, thus
Cleanses, preserves and
beautifies the teeth, and
Purifies the breath
A superior dentifrice
for people of refinement
Established in 1866 by
treating the summons of such court with con
"The JudKe. robbed by statute of the power
to punish those who treat hi* summons with
disrespect, except after conviction by a Jury,
summons another panel for the purpose of try
ing the new offenders. The men so summoned,
for obvious reauons, disregard the mandate of
the court, safe In the knowledge that the court
cannot secure talesman to try them for con
tempt. Such futile efforts on the part of a court
might go on indefinitely and under certain cir
oumstan-ep would certainly do j>o. That such a
statute must utterly destroy the power of the
courts, tht-ir ability to compel respect or enforce
justice, is obvious. There are other powerful
reasons why such a statute must prove destruc
*tlve of the Judiciary, but that which I have
given appears to me to be so simple and so self
evident that it is quite unnecessary to outline
LIKE A FOOD EXHIBIT
Bryan Plays Vicc-Prcsidcntial Can
didates with Platform Bait.
[By Telegraph to The Tribune. 1
Denver, July 7.— Mr. Bryan, who remains In
absolute control of the situation in Denver, has
instructed his lieutenants to treat all of the
fifty-seven varieties of Vice-Presidentiul booms
with perfect impartiality until the platform is
adopted. Every candidate in the field has
friends, and in this way the shrewd Nebraskan
has managed almost to paralyze any opposition
there nnight be to his platform programme, for
every Vice-Presidential candidate and his
friends feel that not to espouse anything Bryan,
wants in the platform will insure defeat for
his second place ambitions. Among those who
are not so closely bound by Bryan's instruc
tions, or who are not favored with his confi
dence, McNeili, of Connecticut, and James, of
Kentucky, are the favorites. When the ques
tion is put to them point blank, the close-to-
Bryan men say:
"Why are you certain that Gray is out of the
race? You know he is Mr. Bryan's favorite."
Despite the fact that it is generally realized
that the Democratic nomination fur the Vice-
Presidency is an empty honor, likely to cost the
recipient heavily in money and energy and to
liring no returns, there is a goodly number of
aspirants who are standing around, more or
less forlornly, with their lightning rods erected
and their eyes turned to the east with the same
unreasoning and unfailing faith that prompts
the praying Moslem to turn in that direction
only in this instance Lincoln is to the east.
Just as an evidence of the number of men
with their lightning rods raised on high the
following list is of interest:
\Y. L#. Douglas, of Massachusetts; William J.
Gaynor, Charles A. Towne. Lewis Xixon, Bird
S. Coler. Martin Littleton and Norman E. Mack,
of New York; David R. Francis and .Governor
Joseph Folk, of Missouri; Ollie James, of Ken
tucky; Theodore A. Hell, of California; Archibald
McNeil!, of Connecticut; John W. Ktrn, of In
diana; Thomas Ridgely. of Illinois; J. Hamilton
Lewis, of Illinois; W. G. Conrad, of Montana;
John Mitchell, of Illinois; Senator Xewlands, of
Nevada, and D. J. Campau. of Michigan.
The Towne boom received a jolt to-day from
some <>f the Bryan people, although last night it
seemed to be taking on a new lease of life and
to be going up, as Vic*?-Prestdential booms are
quoted. The opposition to Mr. Towne was eay
ing to-day that in th>> last few years, since his
residence in New York, Mr. Towne has been as
sociated with too many promotion schemes and
has had such close alliance with Tammany Hall
that he would be faced with questions and in
nuendoes difficult to meet.
"Ollie" James put a pin In his own boom this
afternoon by saying:
"There is nothing to a boom for me, for the
simple reason that the party is not going South
for its candidate. It would not do. It should
come from either the East or the Far West.
Our Presidential candidate will come from the
Middle West, and it would be folly to come to
Kentucky for a man for second place. The
convention wil do no such foolish thing. If it
should, I would rise and insist upon withdraw
ing my name. That is exactly what I will do If
it is presented."
A new boom to be bandied about during tho
day was that of W. L. Douglas, who has won
fame by manufacturing shoes and. fteT being
twice Governor of Massachusetts, refused to
permit the use of his name for the office again.
The trouble with him seems to be a factional
one. A member of the Massachusetts delega
tion said of him:
"Douglas is of the exact type we ought to
haye — a successful and prosperous business
man who has kept always in line with the party
drfft. Unhappily for him. we cannot unite the
delegation behind him because of the fight he
had with Whitney up in our state, and a can
didate would make a sorry showing without the
solid delegation of his own state."
Platform To Be Adopted— No Nom
inations Until Thursday.
(By Telegraph to The Tribune. |
Denver, July 7— The Democratic National
Convention will meet at noon to-morrow. It
will be called to order by the temporary chair
man, who will call for the report of the com
mittee on permanent organization. The perma
nent chairman. Representative Clayton, of Ala
bama, will be escorted to the platform and will
deliver his elaborate speech, in which he will
severely arraign the present administration.
The report of the committee on rules will be
received and adopted. The report of the com
mittee on credentials will be received and the
seats of the delegates placed on the temporary
roll will be made permanent. The report of
the committee on resolutions will be received, if
completed, and the platform adopted. Adjourn
ment to Thursday will then be taken, until
which time nominations will be deferred.
CLAYTON PERMANENT CHAIRMAN.
Denver, July ".—The committee on permanent
organization met- this afternoon and on motion of
Governor Folk of Missouri selected Henry X. Clay
ton, of Alabama, ■» permanent chairman of the
convention. For the other offices the temporary
selections were made permanent, with the addi
tion of E. Y. Mitchell, of Missouri, who was named
as an assistant secretary ■- :"'•] \. %
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THE BRYAN PLATFORM
LIKE THAT OF SEMi.ISK.t.
Bryan's Brother on Instrument —
Some Planks Forecast.
[By Telearrap*: to Tho Tribune )
Denver, July 7.— Governor Haskeli of Okla
homa, chairman of the platform committee;
Charles P. Bryan, brother of W. J.. who is h- re
in charge of the candidate's interests, and other
men close to the Nebraskan all say to-night
that the national platform will be closely pat
terned after the platTorm adopted by the Ne
braska Democratic State Convention at Omaha
on March ">, 11)08.
"Aside from its phraseology." said CharU s I.
Bryan. "I think It Is safe to say that the pUit
form to be adopted this week will include the
main features of the Nebraska state platform.
There may be a few additions on many points,
but the main principles are as laid down by
the Nebraska platform prepared under the di
rection of Mr. Bryan and indorsed by almost
every" Democratic State convention, in spirit at
least since last spring. I have no means of
knowing exactly what the platform committee
will turn out as a finished production, but all
the principles of the Nebraska platform will be
embodied in it. Of that I am sure."
This prediction voices the opinion of all the
Bryan men here. Governor Haskell and others
consulted Mr. Bryan about the Oklahoma state
constitution and the state convention's plat
form. His opinion that the platform to be
formed this week will closely resembl* the Ne
braska instrument is doubtless correct. Some
of the main features of the prospective platform
are substantially as follows:
We favor such a modification of the law re
lating to injunctions as will, flr^t .£ rev , the
issuing of the writ, in industrial dispute* ex
cept after notice to defendants and full hear
ing: second, permit trial before a judge other
than the one who issued the writ. and. third,
allow a jury to be summoned In cases where the
alleged contempt is committed outside the pres
ence of the court. '.."■"-■. .<
We favor an employers* liability law. applica
ble to both private and public employes.
We favor full protection by both national ami
state governments, within their respective
spheres of all foreigners resfding in the Lnited
States under treaty, but we are opposed to the
admission of Asiatic immigrants who cannot be
amalgamated with our population, or whose
presence among us would raise an issue and
involve us in diplomatic controversies with
Oriental powers, and we demand a stricter en
forcement of the immigration laws against any
immigrants who advocate assassination as a
means of reforming our government;
We favor the postal savings bank. and. in ad
dition thereto, the. passage of laws— state ami
national— for the better regulation of banks ana
for the protection of. bank deposits. The gov
ernment demands security when it deposits pub
lic money in a bank, and we believe that, the. se
curity of the individual depositor, who intrusts |
his earnings to, a bank, should be as perfect as t
the governments security. We ; oppose both the. I
Aldrich bill and the Fowler bill, and believe that.
in so far as the needs of commerce require an
emergency currency, such currency should be
issued and controlled by the federal government,
and that it should be loaned upon adequate se
curity and at a rate of interest which will com
pel its retirement when the emergency Is passed. j
We believe that both the nation and the |
various states should, first, ascertain the present ]
value of the railroads, measured by the cost of |
reproduction: second, prohibit the Issue of any j
more watered stock or fictitious capitalization:
third, prohibit the railroads from engaging In
any business which brings them into competi
tion with their shippers, and. fourth, reduce
transportation rates until they reach a point
where they will yield only a reasonable return
on the present value of the road* — reason
able-return being defined as a return sufficient
to keep the stock of the roads at par when such
roads are honestly capitalized.
We favor an immediate revision of the tariff
by the reduction of import duties. Articles
entering into competition with articles con
trolled by trusts should be placed upon the free i
list: material reductions should be made in the
tariff upon the necessaries of life, and reduc
tions should be made- In such other schedules as
may be necessary to restore the tariff to a reve
We favor an income tax as part of our reve
nue system, and we urge the submission of the |
constitutional amendment specifically' authoriz
ing. Congress to levy and collect- a tax upon in
dividuals and corporate incomes, to the end that
wealth may bear its- proportionate share of the
burdens of the federal government.
We favor a national Inheritance tax to reach
the "swollen fortunes" already in existence, but
we beli'iv.- that it is better permanently to
prevent 'swollen fortunes" by abolishing the
privileges and favoritism upon which they are
We favor the eight-hour day.
We believe in the conciliation of capital and
labor ami favor every legitimate means for the
adjustment of disputes between corporate em
ployers and their employes, to the end that Jus
tice may be done to those who toil and that
society l-iiiy be relieved from the embarrassment
occasioned by prolong" strikes and lockouts.
We heartily approve of the laws prohibiting
the pass and the rebate, and insist upon further
legislation — state and national — making it un
lawful for any corporation to contribute to cam
paign fund? and providing for publication be
fore the election of all individual contributions
above a reasonable minimum.
We are opposed to the centralization implied,
in the suggestions now frequently made that the
powers of the general government should be ex
tended by judicial construction.
While we favor the exercising by the general
government of all its constitutional authority
for the- prevention of monopoly and for the reg
ulation of interstate commerce, we insist that
federal remedies shall be added to and not sub
stituted for state remedies.
We favor the election of United States Sena
tors by direct vote of the people, and regard
this reform as the gateway to all other national
A private monopoly Is indefensible and intol
erable. We therefore favor the vigorous en
forcement of the criminal law against trusts
and trust magnates, and demand the enactment
of such additional legislation as may be neces
sary to make It Impossible for a private monop
oly to exist in the United States. Among the
additional remedies we specify three:
First — a law preventing the duplication of
directors among competing corporations; sec
ond, a lic?nse system which will, without abridg
ing the right of each state to create corporations,
or its right to regulate as it will foreign corpora
tions doing business- within its limits, make it
necessary for a manufacturing or trading cor
poration engaged in interstate commerce to
take out a federal license before it shall be per
mitted to control as much as 25 per cent of the
production in which it deals, the license to pro
tect the public from watered stock and to pro
hibit the control by such corporation of more
than 50 per cent of the total amount of any pro
ductions consumed in the United States; and
third, a law compelling such licensed corpora
tions to .sell to all purchasers in all parts of the
country on the same terms after making due al
lowance for cost of transportation.
We condemn the experiment In imperialism as
an inexcusable blunder which has Involved us
in an enormous expense, brought us weakness
instead of strength and given our nation •**•
to the charge of abandoning the fundamental
doctrine of self-government. ■
We favor an immediate declaration of the na
tion's purpose to recognize the Independence of
[ the Philippine Islands as soon as 'a stable guv-
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dependence of Cuba, and until the nsottash*
tion of the island can be secured by treaty m
other powers. In recognizing the indepssJajk
of the Philippines our government should re
tain such land as may be necessary or eoa£*
stations and naval bases.
BRYAN ON END OF Win
Had Constant Bulletins — Got Mek-,
Instead of Lemon.
Lincoln, Neb . July There were few viatorig
Fairview to-day., and none of importance <a x
political way. This did not, however, rr\9ta !5j
Mr. Bryan was not busy.. Hia day began «Sy,
and before his breakfast was completed ;h« q»
<ial wire between I la office and Denver -was joj.,
Ing in telegrams which r«<|utre«l replica.
Although there has been a telegraph offle#"a»v
lished in a cottage in close provmlty to Us«B.tb
home for convention purposes, a special 'rein
run to his office, and at his desk, near wtlcitSi
telegraph operator had been placed. Mr. Brru
spent most of his time until the Denver coavetia
adjourned this afternoon.
Visiting delegations and calls of persons . tijia
the councils of the party had given toe Deo
cratic leader but little opportunity in the Usijfr*
days to read his voluminous correspondesta, at
much of his time to-day was devoted to .-.at fer
With his confidential stenographer he wst.^s
h'.s mail, stopping only to make reply to tins
merous telegrams which were placed on $• M
in the early part of the day.
To persistent inquiries as to whether he *ss!di
go to the Denver convention. Mr. Bryan Mid.Uu:
at present he had no thought of toing » si
knew of no contingency which night arise to tab
him to Denver. "You cannot tell what the SB»
will bring forth." he said., "but I know now i
nothing which will take me to the conventiendtr
Mr. Bryan watched the convention .SollKa
closely, aiul those reporting occasi9sS *•*'
brought forth applaus* from the oi? ••«••*•
ering were read with evident sat:sfact:o;!, Sen j
from the. convention did not prevent him. s"***
from taking a deep Interest in the harvestfc: tf
his alfalfa crop, ana he viewed with *k>p era
the prospects of its garnering hetoe ar.other.n
should com* Patrick Ryan, who d?WM* Ti *
to. making the Bryan farm productive.. tKo&O»
ing th« alfalfa this morning. - --. - - ..:
\ "large, .sweet, juicy,. Guadeloupe. -Trts««r
watermelon is on its way from. .Sequin.. Tex., a
Faicvlew Notice of Its. shipuif-nt came in. a It*
from Dr. J. H. Vauzhan. of that plac. Vho s»
lions eight other admirors of Mr. Error . wftote«
taken a hand in the development and su.pmtau.
the melon. Dr. Vaughan tn his letter ■*"
ir is our hope ■
n-ss o« ttctory
,„. i .. ni<K-ratic votf
The writer **■ :h»t tht me tori •»*■ ' 3tl * ff *
D*ciailv for you." . _^
I The stringing of a Taft banner »«»»«. «>??*
by the Republican State Central Committee £
agitated Bryan'" local supporter*. There *■
talk of meeting tUe condign by »^»J
Bryan banner immediately In front of t..e •-*
ensign This afternoon a sat!;erins on M«W
caused by the harangue delivered by a local
tician on the matter made it necessary to art w
police to clear the street. Serai Democrats ■**
M far ■>» is art Governor Sheldon to taie *
hand ami order the banner taken do*n. Data
does not expect to take any action.
Sunday. July 12. 1905
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