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lipcrd of Acceptance To Be Writ
' '*' ten \c.rt Week.
.-, v : . . July ?— Mr. Taft has
3 * .^'"devote next week to writing his
tW T < acceptance of the Republican nom
*eC V the Presidency- During that time
!< W invite ny one here, and would
*" • ' *s a favor It his friends would make
!*£- .' *"., in the mountains of Virginia as
** T<Ta* possible. Up to the present he-
Dp to the present he
"** t" «rM«i a word of his speech to be de
§Ss innati on July 28. Until it is
J!V i ♦"] he , so< >s not desire to discuss the doc
t ,TßiP- f ' ! jg triea&s. Before it is made pub-
he will rubmit it to a number of
leaders, in order to get their views
I- Hitchcock, chairman of the Rcpub
« National Committee, arrived here this
£"<* after a short interview with Mr.
j*T jd that he would not be ready to an
tfflac* ite membership of the executive com- i
:': ' or lo make any statement regarding his
«anl»:i°- for the campaign before a week
!(.-<'.«-.'. The selection of men for these ;
*j^« be said, was a matter of importance !
Ymeltlih; tareful consideration, and up to to- j
A be" had givon no attention to it. ■ .
-j wisli to appoint an executive committee." |
tf >lr. Hitchcock, "'composed of men who j
•m devote their tim« to the work of the cam- I
jjr. Sfltdiicock. in addition to the executive ,
ttoasittce. will appoint an advisory committee
fee c u mp<'sed of hit. from all parts of the ;
-jgjitjy. He will leave here to-morrow evening !
. -■•WaOiinSton to take up the work of out- j
MV 1 i'' an °* campaign.
jl' Taft to-day received a delegation com- j
««ed ■* Robert R. Reynolds, T. J. Moffett. J. \
faley Hi::. William B. Molish and John R. Mai- j
jey from the citizens' committee of Cincinnati. ,
ctanjed with the duty of making arrangements I
for the notification meeting on July 28. The 1
committee discussed the plans th Mr. Taft, !
■»bp approved tht-m. •
The committee had only general plans for the
unification to submit for approval. The cere
■nmy »ill probably take place at noon, followed
tv I reception at the home of Charles P. Taft.
Tier? vdll !•• fireworks at night. Mr. Taft told
the committee that anything It arranged would
t* satisfactory to him. The committee will
make a report to the full committee on arrange
rents at Cincinnati to-morrow afternoon, and
(iefinitf plans will probably be announced then.
hate It Sheldon, of New York treasurer of
tbt Republican National Committee, and Frank
lin Murphy. Nat!" committeeman from New
las will be here to-morrow.
(*» of the important subjects to be discussed
V- Hr. Hitchcock with Mr. Taft is the selection
risen? on? to be in charge of the Chicago head
qjiTtfrf It is understood here that Senator
HTwnMy. of Indiana, will be chosen for that
jm> "** Representative McKinley, of Illi-
Mis. assistant treasurer, also to be in Chicago.
V* McKinl^y is treasurer of the Republican
0 •«* Campaign Committee.
representative Cooper, of Wisconsin, and Al
fw! H. Ropers, national committeeman from
WjfflMtiri. left here fir their home last evening
tft*r delivering to Mr. Taft a personal assiir
tm from Senator La KoHett* confirming his
former statement that he would support The Re
jßMfcan ticket. Senator Borah, of Idaho;
Funk E. K*li--Er • •-• ma! romniitt*eman from
Himcsota, and Representative Watson, of Indi
m. have left Hot Springs..
It Taft spent nearly four hours on the golf
late to-day with Postmaster General Meyer and
«-G<n-=rTK'r Herri V of Ohio. This afternoon
*!>• "natesmpn'p nine" played another game of
lajeball ■with the newspaper correspondents.
Burr Mclntosh, of N>w York, was drafted as
titir pitcher. Representative Burke, of Penn
r-lvas-a. was the catcher; Frank H. Hitchcock
played first base; John C. Eversman, second
ex-Governor Herrirk, third base; Repre
sentative MeKinley, shortstop; Charles F.
Srook?r, of Connecticut, right field; William
Xtifon Cromv.-ell, centre field, and Richard C.
£ft»ns, of St. Louis, left field, while Senator
■■near, of Indiana, was the umpire.
*' Taft di: not attend the game to-day. The
crr espondents won by the score of 25 to 16. '
f.mo.Y VISITS SHERMAN.
Dews Saying Taxcney Should Head
Congress Campaign Committee.
/*"* *• v . July - Speaker Cannon came
fj» thit afternoon to rfsit James S. Sherman.
Candidas for Vice-President. Dm
£«* afternoon th- .Speaker and Mr. Sherman
an automobile ride to Clinton. In reply
*4mhT to whether his vi.lt had anything
,-„, »'W ' •' orpar.ization of the Congress cam
ywirtHu, M r . r annon _d That Mhe <rM
' E'aber of toe coir.mlttee he *- ou ld not dis
ia,. v ■„ m *"" '"'" 4™** ■ Published report
ti»"«l v • * d that O»nin*sanian Tawney.
JttPwT B:TOan> F! ' ould -* chosen to succeed
wmiua. the pre^nt chairman. '
s?»w JUtU th * day Coj5 t rp ss man Loudenslacer.
■satsatTS' rf: "" ' ' mlttoe, bad
•**>« «is Trad-rMood. re ** Mr Sherman to
*%£^~* ~ that *•— —
Sr^W?* ma3n " d ■«■ th- Bbermaa fam
<£? SSdtS* "T Mr - Sh ' rman — «=
'*«•-. *fcßtatt«i Chairiran " 'h- "ate commit
°"*^ CoTSTT*"*" ° ;;tatr - POUUCS
****** Ksam ♦» n(? lßland - and Con "
OH via-, Lowvllle. who made brief so
» r ~~~" ' Sj
'^PROVES CHO.CE OF H.TCHCOCK.
o|fc -*ho C L J v' V * * ns ' or Charles Dick, of
«to n^'iol , Campai^ s !°! ° W, state as
V •«« Ssb^ «^- «-« Mr.
*$«^c£rnT lliS "• HltCh "
S?«ltSr * HltChoOck as chairman."
-*■ x fc*v« a «,*l; f Ot lose us a d o 2^n vot« a in
18 **•iy Zt '" Ta " thal he ca » «"»"
* Ml wopo» t^J ' r> ° fis!ble to be rendered,
'^ « the » v J CSn to bnn^ about ll) e
r« t Re P ub »can party."
S?«»1«!LS* ' • •■- 'li»t the
7* <*mpiu«. ri *-.-/, ■" *• Principal fames of
r*»«i~tsal W , he *"* ■'"- cannot be
*»« tlx£' ch ?i'i! y S -Commander and Mrs.
Sa * ** Ur „ C^ S - ***** * iU accompany her
** <-ape Breton.
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* **% r^*.~?*«* "Arm*.
-*• ■*•• .-. Caasa«i — Advw
To-day, fair. ■
To-morrow, fair and warmer; mat wind*.
CASTRO RECALLS VELOZ
ALL RELATIONS SEVERED.
Venezuelan Charge in Washington
Ordered' to Quit His Post.
Washington. July o.— The diplomatic relations
between America and Venezuela that have ex
isted uninterruptedly for more than half a cen
tury, though In recent years : :verely strained,
•were completely severed to-day. At 3:30 o'clock
this aftern >on Sefior Veloz Goitlcoa. the Venez
uelan Charge d'Affaires, called at the State De
partment by appointment to present to Acting
Secretary Bacon notice from his government
that he was to quit his post here, close the
Venezuelan Legation in Washington and return
forthwith to Venezuela.
The charge executed his commission punctil
iously. In live minutes he explained to the Act
! ing Secretary that the action of the State De
| partment in withdrawing Jacob Sleeper, the
; American Charge, from Caracas and closing the
: legation there made it necessary for his govern
| ment to take similar action in the case of its
i own legation in Washington. Therefore, he
! would leave the capital at the earliest moment
he could arrange his domestic affairs, which will
\ be to-morrow, and will proceed to New York
and take passage for Venezuela on Saturday.
The charge will leave his family and household
effects in Washington, but these will probably
follow him to Venezuela in the near future.
just what took place between Acting Secretary
Bacon and the charge i.<= not known, beyond the
fact that the latter presented his letters of re
call. He made no demand for his passports, nor
could he do so consistently, in view of the fact
that the Venezuelan Foreign Minister. Senor
Paul, had declined to issue passports to the
American Charge when he withdrew from Car
acas on the ground that there was no necessity
for them, the country being at peace and his
person not being threatened in any way. Senor
Veloz did communicate to Mr. Bacon the fact
that the files and papers of his legation would
be placed in the custody of Senor Febres, the
Venezuelan consul general at New York. This
statement is regarded as an indication that the
Venezuelan government will follow the precedent
established by the United States in refraining
from interfering with trade by closing the con
sulates, notwithstanding the breach in diplo
mat relations. No arrangement lias been made
for the transaction of any diplomatic business
which Venezuela might find it nbsolutely neces
sary to conduct through some unforeseen con
After taking leave of Acting Secretary Bacon.
ai>d accepting the suggestion that he communi
cate thy instructions of his government in writ
ing to Secretary Root, Sefior Veloz paid hasty
calls on Assistant Secretaries Adee and Wilson
and other officials of the State Department,
whom he bat long and intimately known. Of
course, 'officially, there was nothing for them
to say beyond mere formalities when made
acquainted with the fact that the Venezuelan
Charge had been withdrawn. But personally
they expressed regret, for Sefior Veloz is highly
regarded in diplomatic circles. Indeed, it may
be stated positively that his personality has
gone far toward -deferring the rupture which
Mr. Bacon said the personality of Senor Ve
loz had nothing to do with the - severance, of
diplomatic relations between the two countries.
He was sorry to see Sefior Veloz go. as their
relations had been friendly. He did not think
any on-.' else could have done better, as the
dealings with Venezuela had been carried on
through Minister Russell and th" representa
tives of the Venezuelan government at Caracas.
Senor VeJoz submitted no written memoran
dum, but made his communication with the de
It is said by officials who have followed the
developments in the Venezuelan situation close
ly that there is not the slightest danger of war
in the immediate future, or. indeed, at all.
The withdrawal of Senor Veloz follows that
of Minister Russell from Caracas about two
months ago. and of Mr. Sleeper, the secretary
of legation, and Lieutenant Ruggles. the mili
tary attache, about two weeks ago. The reason
for the withdrawal of the American Legation at
Caracas was the persistent refusal of Venezuela
to give redress for the action by which all
American interests in Venezuela were destroyed
or confiscated, or to submit the claims of Amer
ican citizens to arbitration.
U. S. MINISTER IN PERIL.
Fired On by Government Troops in
La Paz, Bolivia, July ?.— Further details re
ceived her* of the revolution in Paraguay state
that while fighting was going on in Asuncion
the American Minister. Edward C. O'Brien, had
a narrow escape from death. Mr. O'Brien, de
sirous of proffering his good offices to prevent
further loss of life, was approaching the head
quarters of the revolutionists when he was fired
on three times by government troops.
According to the dispatches, the minister's
escape was marvellous, as many persons near
him were killed. Discovering their error, the
troops ceased firing, and an officer hastened to
give explanations to the minister, who is con
vinced that the act was not premeditated.
The new President of Paraguay. Erniliano
Naveiro. has been officially recognized by the
majority of the foreign diplomats. Claims for
damages by the foreign legations are heavy.
SELLS R. & M. STOCK.
New Haven Road Obey* Court
Order — Friendhi Lawyer Buyer.
fRy T^ieirraph to The Tribune ]
Boston, July 9 —The New York, New Haven
& Hartforf Railroad lias void all of its holding?,
] (19.949 sliar.-s. of Boston ft Maine stock. The
purchaser is understood to 1"' a New Haven
lawyer v. hose interests arr \<"ry friendly to the-
New Haven road.
This action by the New Haven is in com
pliance with the recent Supreme Court order,
requiring it to di.«pos< of a II Us holdings in
competing lines by July 1. 1909, and bring to
an end the much discussed merger question
that has been the subject of much litigation,
the issue 1n two campaigns and the cause of
much excitement generally.
The New Haven bought the stock early in
1907 at an average price of about ICO. The
quotation to-day of Boston & Maine was 133."
AN ALDERMANIC BASEBALL LEAGUE.
[By Telegraph to The Tribune, 1
Milwaukee, Wis.. July 9.— As an outcome of fie
annual baseball gamen between the aldermen of
Milwaukee and Philadelphia a movement is under
v.ay to organize an aldermanlc baseball league to
include the city fathers of New York. Philadel
phia, Cleveland. Detroit, Buffalo, St. .Louis, Clii
cago a-nd Milwaukee .. ... *
NEW-YORK. FRIDAY, JULY 10, 11K.18.-TW ELVE PAGES.— «.°«SS£2S-
WILLIAM JENNINGS BRYAN.
PUced In nomination for President last night before the Democratic National Convention at
(Copyright. 190 S. by Waldon Fawcett.)
DID XOT PREDICT WAR
Statement Attributed to Hobson Re
pudiated by the President.
[By TeleßTaiih to The Tribune.]
Oyster Bay. July 9— The President did not
tell Captain Richmond Pearson Hobson that the
United States would be in the midst of war with
Japan within a year. Neither did he make any
otrrer remark to Mr. Hobson that could have
been construed into anything of such sensational
RICHMOND P. HOBSON
Snapshot taken in Denver
import. Aft^r returning from Sagamore Hill
this evening Secretary Loeb issued the follow
ing statement in order to put a quietus on the
stories on the subject that have come Trom
In rei"f-r» ncr> to the speech of Congressman
Uobson, Secretary Ixx'b stated that the Con
gressman must, of course, have been misquoted.
The E*res iv. Nt not only never made such ;i re
mark. Sut never made any remark even remote
ly resembling it a!! the E'resident has over
said is that if there v.;is ;i sufficient navy there
would rVever )■•■ any possibility of this country
gettinc into ;; foreigrn war.
A Tl RKISH OUTRA GE?
Americans Reported Plundered and
Imprisoned on Island of Ikaria.
[By Telegraph m The Trlbuue 1
Pittsburg, Julj 9. -The Greek Brotherhood, of
Ptttsburg, !:;:.< received n < iphor nif-?sai<t' from
Alexandria, E^gypt, to the effeel that more tlian
onf hundred American citizens havf- been plun
dered and made prisoners by a Turkish war
ship which visited tlx- island of Ikaria. The dis
patch '•!•«•< i\ •• (j was sent to Washington to
ni-glit. It ■ ad .is follow s:
( mi Juno 14 (this is by the Gregorian calendar,
or Juno L'T by our calendar) Turkish squadron
surrounded the Island "f [kwrta. embarked
niarin<«. capturing high officials, imprisoning
advisers, mulcting and inhumanly treating Amer
ican citizens, Imprisoning and exiling most of
them. The who].- Island to in Imminent duller
A«t Immediately through tii'"- American gov
erniiunt for the safety of citizens' families.
Alexandria, July 8, i:»'»s.
"HOUSE OF THE SEVEN GABLES" SOLD.
[ISy-Tvlegniph to Tlie Tribune.]
Balem, Mass., July a.— The "House of thu Seven
Gables." 'made famous by Nathaniel Hawthorne,
was sold to-day to Miss Caroline <..'. Kiriinerton,
said to be .the wealthiest woman In Salem. The
house is a famous landmark. Miss Emmertun will
turn it into ■ BatUsment house.
SUSPICIOUS CHINESE AT NAVY YARD.
(By Telegraph 10 The Tribune.]
Philadelphia. July &.— An liny were leaving the
League Island Navy Yard last evening two China
men, who liaii apparently been making UOtea iii a
book, were arrested by ' the marine guard at the
gale on suspicion of being spies. cue of them ha.d
a copy of the United States military regulations,
but no trace could be found of •*• notebook, r Tho
regulation book was confiscated and the Chinesa
WtrtrilWi'f;'^' : : ■ ■-
LUSITANIA BACIN& IN
Cunarder May Beat Record to 4
Days \l9 Hours 30 Minute. Trip.
The Cunard liner Lusitania. passed Nan
tucket Lightship last night at <»:30 o'clock, and
Captain Watt signalled that ' he ". expected to
reach Sandy Hook by 2 o'clock this morning,
breaking the ocean record already held by his
ship by thirty-eight minutes. Even if the ship
does not reach the Hook until 2::><> o'clock, she
will have at least equalled her past record.
On May 22 the Lusitania made a record for
the voyage from Daunts Rock to the. Hook of
4 days 20 hours and 22 minutes. The next week
the Mauritania beat this by seven * minutes,
making an average i"or the voyage of 24.86 knots.
Last month the Lnsitania broke this record and
made the trip in 4 days 2»> hours and 8 minutes,
with an average of 24.5S knots.
If the ship reaches the Hook by 2 o'clock this
morning, as Captain Watt said she would, the
"record will be lowered to 4 days 10 hours and GO
minutes. On her first day out the Lusitania
beat her own record day's run of t«l knots by
two knots, making the future ocean record 643.
Up to Wednesday noon she' had made an
average during the, vnyaere of 25. V?» "knots * By
noon yesterday this average had been consider
ably reducod. the- ship being then 356 miles from
The Lusitania was sighted off the Hook a*
2:68 o'clock a. in. to-day. owing to the thick
fog it was Impossible to tell her exact time, but
it is probable that she has broken the record.
WIRELESS PHONE TEST.
Perfect Conversation Between New
ark and Singer Building.
A. Frederick Collins, the inventor of the wire
less telephone, conducted a successful test of his
system in Newark last night, wireless teleifVme
messages being successfully transmitted and re
ceived between that city and the forty-first story
of the Singer Building, in Manhattan. It was the
first actunl test in this country. A representative
of Mr. Collins said the company owning the pat
ents would immediately extend the system to all
cities within a radius of one hundred miles of
The messages were sent from the laboratory
at No. 54 Clinton street. Newark, from phosphor
bronze radiating aerial wires strung about
ninety feet above the ground, and were re
ceived in the tower of the Singer Building, al
a height of <*>12 feet, a thin aluminum wire catch -
Ing the wireless waves and converting them into
electric currents of high frequency, which were
impressed upon the receiving apparatus.
The test Utst evening was considered to he
conclusive and satisfactory, the words being
distinct and conversation continuous and per
fectly normal. Among the messages flashed
from the Newark end were messages of c«n
gratulation to the inventor, who acknowledged
them with thanks.
BISHOP POTTER WEAKER.
Unfavorable Turn Causes Apprehen
} on — Fails to Gain Strength.
Cooperrtqwn, N- V.. July 9.— Bishop Henry C.
Porter's condition to-night is less favorable than
it has been for some days. He passed the night
in comfort and was in no pain during the day,
but be liar, not gained in strength. To-night,
in fact, he is weaker than at .the same hour
last night. Dr. J. E. J:invrin issued the follow
ing bulletin to-night:
Bishop Potter continued to improve slightly
until to-day. During the day he has lost
strength to a slight extent, and the prognosis
is not .luito as • favorable as yesterday.
J. K. JANVRIN. M. D.
While every hope is still expressed, that the
outcome of the Bishop's illness will be favorable
it is admitted that his condition Is Still critical,
and the turn his illness has taken to-day is
regarded with considerable apprehension.
BURROWS MAKES CAUSTIC COMMENT.
Says Clayton's Speech Was Democratic ;
Abusive, but Without Ideas.
[in Tt-l»rrai>h to The Tribune. I
Denver. July* 9.— Senator Julius I'apsar Burrows]
of Michigan, temporary chairman of the BUtpiib
lican National Convention, who listened to th^
speech of Representative Clayton to-day, «oin
merited on It Ironically as follows:
"Wasn't It magnificent?; A tine, old-fashioned
Bourbon Democratic speech. He did not enunciate
a single new 'principle, or idea. All he did was to
abuse tie President of the United States and the
Republican party. That is what the Democrats
have been doing ever since the , war. Talk of
equality before the law is tine. indeed, from a man
living In Alabama." . .
$2 50 TO ATLANTIC CITY AND RETURN.
Sunday. July 1-. via. Pennsylvania Railroad Spe
cial train leaves New York l:iU M mopping at
Newark". Elizabeth, -md. New Brunswick. Kelurn-
BRYAN NAMED AMID CHEERS
Nominating Speech of Dunn Causes Outburst: Lasting an
Hour and Twelve Minutes.
GRAY AND JOHNSON ARE PUT UP ALSO.
Permanent Organization Effected at Morning Session— Platform Repo/i Delayed —
No Decision on Second Place.
[By Tel«fraph to The Tribune.]
Denver, July 9. — The Democratic National
Convention held two sessions to-day, one meet
ing at 11 o'clock a, m. and the other at 7 o'clock
p. m. In the latter session a Presidential can
didate was practically nominated before the
platform was adopted, and a second great
demonstration followed the placing In nomina
tion of W. J. Bryan by I. J. Dunn, of Nebraska.
Judge Gray, of Delaware, and Governor John
son of Minnesota were also placed in nomina
Most of the morning session and a consider
able portion of the evening session were devote!
to killing time, waiting for the committee on
resolutions to report
The report of the committee on permanent
organization was received and adopted at the
Representative Clayton, of Alabama, as per
manent chairman, delivered a long speech, the
greater part of which was an attack on the
President and his policies.
Other speakers called to the stand to enter
tain the convention, preferring the keynote of
RULES SUSPENDED TO PERMIT .\OMI.\ATIO.\S
Denver. July 9.
William J. Bryan was practically nominated
as the Presidential candidate of the Democratic
party to-night before the party's platform was
read to the convention.
Made desperate by the repeated delays of the
committee on platform, and not wishing to dis
appoint the vast audience, it was decided to pro
ceed with the nominating speeches without
waiting for the platform committee to report.
This surprising action was taken not without
considerable objection from delegates, after Rep
resentative Ollie James, of Kentucky, announced
that the committee appointed to call on the. plat
form committee had been informed that the plat
form would not be ready until \- oYlock mid
night. A roar of dissent greeted the announce
ment, but it was quieted when Mr. James moved
that the nominating speeches be made ami no
vote taken till the platform had been adopted.
Alabama gave way t • Nebraska and Ignatius
J. Dunn, of Nebraska, amid 1 pplause, took the
platform to nominate Mr. Bryan.
With a good prospect that Brian would b<*
nominated about midnight, and with the ardent
hope that the platform committee would be able
to frame something on which the "Peerless One"
and Samuel Ompers could stand at the same
time. ll'.tHN) people packed th<» big auditorium
to-night at 7 •'dock to ■ lines « the historic
event. Armed with small fi and filled to the
brim with enthusiasm, the vast audience cheered
every patriotic air, every song from the glee
rlub. and patiently waited for the peroration of
the speaker who finally would hurl the name of
William J Bryan upon the hot and vibrant air.
"Dixie"' roused the audience to the wildest en
thusiasm, setting the flags aflutter like poplar
leaves before a Colorado breeze So did "Old
Black Joe." "Suwane* River" and all the old
friends of the music cabinets.
The jarring discord occasioned by a tipsy man I
who was carried from the middle of the hall, the
fainting of a woman in the gallery, made little
difference with the good humor, the patience j
and appreciations of the crowd. It was a splen- j
did scene. The celling of the auditorium la !
lighted by huge rosettes of clustered electric .
lights. One by one these lights were turned on. ;
each in turn provoking a burst of applause.
Pleasantly to kill the time and assist the (
platform makers. Chairman Clayton called on |
the spellbinders, Introducing them with sun-,
flower oratory of". the ante-bellum, mint julep
: Thomas M. Ball, of Texas, was the first to
make UK canter. Mr. Ball said 90 per cent of J
the Democrats in T«a« and all the other states .
wanted Bryan for ; dent. !
Chairman Clayton said that next fall the j
Tammany Tiger would cat the Republican ele- ;
phant, and then introduced Thomas F. Orady ;
as one of the noblest and truest Democrats.
Senator Crady. without saying much, pleased
the crowd, ending by saying that he believed
that before daylight a platform would be offered
and a van.lidat- named that would mark the
beginning of the grandest Democratic victory
tin- country had ever known
' Putting the cart before the horse did not V.9
turb the delegates once Mr. Dunn got under
way. With a clear, ringing voice of good carry
ing power, coming fresh from the sanctum
wanctorum at Lincoln, where the candidate re
vised his speech. Mr. Dunn claimed the closest
attention. His efforts sounded like Bryan. He
criticised predatory wealth, spoke "with unction
of the rights of the people., told of how th- !
••Peerless One" had gone around the world, of
how he stood for peace and progress; how he
loved th.- people, of how he was thoroughly in
formed of the issues of the hour, and of how he
was great, honest and sincere.
"He wag an honest lawyer before he entered
politics." said Mr. Dunn, as the delegates
cheered, and some shouted with lanshter. "He
began to oppose government by injunction more
than a decade ago. He believes in Christian
peace, and that the destiny of nations should be
determined by the principles of justice and hu
manity. We are here to-day representing all
that is best in the traditions of our Democracy.
For the third time the voice of the Democracy
has call.d upon him to lead Democratic hosts to
battle His heart has had no secrets and his
friends increase in numl*rs. without a subsidized
newspaper to influence the public mind. He is
to-day the free and voluntary choice of a mill
tant Democracy." '
When Dunn finally named the Nebraskan pan
demonium broke loose. Delegates jumped on
chairs, flags were waved and the scenes of Tues- j
day were, repeat. -i ■.■.-*::.,
Dunn swung to the superheated delegates at
i> 07 the name of William Jennings Bryan and
the effect was electrical. From the rear of
the stage a young man with a large flag
climbed to the top of the speaker's desk, wav
ing the Stars and Stripes to the. strains of "M
Country" from the band across the sea of way
. „ fl;iel Thea the banner of the Dahlman
lan u4g»v * u r u . *r . — ;
PRICE THREE CENTS.
Temporary Chairman Bell, praised the Roos«
velt policies, but insisted that they origtaata*
The Democratic National Committee, with tfto
exception of the member from Pennsylvania,
The honorary vice-presidents of tbe conven
tion were chosen.
The committee on resolutions being unable
to report before midnight, tho convention sus
pended the rules and nominating and seconding
speeches were delivered before the adoption of
The platform, a radical document, was unani
mously adopted by the convention without
change. Seconding speeches were then re
sumed, and at the hour of going to press rfie
convention was still listening to them.
Judge Goorge Gray. ex-Governor David R-
Francls. Mayor Rose of Milwaukee and a Wf9
others of the "57 varieties" of Vice- Presidential
possibilities eliminated themselves from the sit
uation. All true Bryanites are waiting; to hear
from Lincoln to find out whom th-y prefer for
Democratic Club of Omaha waved to the plat
form. • This was the signal for the assembling
of the standards. In turn wen: to the platform
Nebraska. lowa. Pennsylvania. North Dakota.
Illinois. Mississippi. West Virginia. Massachu- »
setts, Florida. South Dakota, the Philippine Isl
ands. Utah, Kansas. Arizona. North Carolina. Wy
oming. Washington. Arkansas. Oregon. Alaska.
Wisconsin, New Mexico. Vermont and Michigan.
A procession carried the standards around ami
around the hall. The Texas standard bearer
was pretty much all in physically, and a hand
some blond woman took hold of it and Iha
two went around together, the Texan* (JsieiaßJ
like mad when they came past the delegation.
But there sat Tammany just as on Wednes
day, grim, sinister and unmoved. Murphy.
Cohalan, Nixon and the entire Empire Slat -
phalanx sat unresponsive, thinking, as doubt.
of how on election night the lights will gr> out
early at Tammany Hall and the Republicans
will be doing the cheering , just as in MM and
1000. and through it all the New York. New
Jersey. Georgia. Delaware. Minnesota and
Maine delegations sat immovable.'
' Men in the upper gallery, back of the speaker\=»
platform, loosed white pigeons, which circled
until exhausted and th<»n dropped into out
stretched hands. The band struck up 'Aul.l
Lang Syne." but the delegates used the words
"We're here because we're here." The Missouri
people from the rear of the hall produced a bis:
ban: ~r inscribed: "Missouri. Nominate Bryan
and veil show you '"
Mrs. Ruth Bryan Leavitt and William J.
Bryan, jr.. were shoved to the front of the
speaker's platform, and the enthusiasm was re
doubled. "Tammany" and "Hot Time"' spurred
the flagging spirits of the great Democratic
sweatshop, for this is what it had become by
this time, and the tumult was not allowed to die
down. And through It all Wen York sat un
moved like cold bottles in an ice chest. When
ever a Bryan brigade ban down on New York
the guards pressed up data* tos?th<»r. looked
their defiance and obeyed orders.
The band played "My Old Kentucky Hoir.?."
the audience singing It. The close of the re
frain was rounded with a terrific outburst of
At 9:3S ban?' went Clayton's heaviest gave!.
The whacks were answered by redout ■••-'. yells.
It meant plainly enough thai there we** mor»
cheers to come. At intervals the flashlight meti
contributed to the smoke and heat, the fia.-=hf»*
r-ein? signals for renewed cheering. A large
Bryan banner, carried by the Monroe €!üb. of
Denver, was carried about. On the platform
"Alfalfa Bill" Murray booster! a little girt pag*
to his shoulders, and the child waved a banner
to the air. "We Won't Oe Horn" Until M rnin?."
The platform at the end of forty mint t*»s was
packed with shouting men and women. sad th*>n
every one sans or whistled "A Hot. Tim.- in the
old Town To-night." .
Again and. again the chairman Mai to quiet
the tumult. It didn't work. Women volun
teered as standard bearers, swinging through
the aisles with mas. uline abandon. Half crazy
delegates walked over the desks of the re
"Pay. young feller." hoarsely growled a Texas
delegate, "how in time can yoi- write a descrip
tion of this?"
"You'll cool off next fall." was the rejoinder.
At the end of fifty minutes the heroic at
mosphere disturbers were weary and dripping
but they were game.
•Bye-bye-bye. Love." and the camp BMSOag
melody. "Oh. Happy Day." were sprung by th*
faithful band, but It didn't put out the fire. A
large portrait of Bryan was lowered from be
hind a shield high above the speakers' plat
form. All the noise provoking machinery re
sponded to the touch of the Bryan operators.
No one would have be*n surprised at the end
of sixty minutes if William J. himself hadj
popped up through a trapdoor and toM the
shouters how sincerely surprised he wad.
Chairman Clayton made repeated mock efforts
to restore sanity, and he didn't look unhappy
when he failed. "The Grand Old Flag- and
"Baby Mine" didn't soothe the war paint people,
who. with the help of numerous lusty cowboys
In the galleries, seemed determined to beat I:2S.
yesterday's high water mark of hysteria.
During a bloodless semi-riot a throng of men
and women eluded the guards and crowded
closely to the box occupied by Mr. and Mrs.
Long worth, trying to shake hands with them.
Mrs. Longworth took it all in good humor. The
electric switchman triel! the effect of shutting
off the big lights one by one. but it did not do
much cool. At 10:1$. after a continuous noise
fusillade of one hour and twelve mirfutes. Chair
man Clayton got his wild horses under control
and the secretary resumed ths reading of the
call When the proper time was reached Senator
Gearin took the platform and seconded the num
inatiun of Bryan.
The most, Impressive fact o! ... Democratic