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Guffey Refuses Bryan Bait and
State Swells Tide to New
ytom* Staff Correspondent.
St. Louis, July 6.When
aylvania, by a vote of 63
at its caucus Monday
decided to vote for Parker, the anti
Parker forces received a body blow,
_ and one which may put them down
i and out. Colonel Guffey, the leader
|j of the Pennsylvania delegation, while
confessing to a strong liking for Par
ker, had been coquetting with the
anti-Parker leaders for weeks, and
Anally the situation suggested the
possibility of his throwing the Penn
sylvania vote to Cleveland or Gorman.
The crisis was reached yesterday
afternoon when Bryan sent word to
Guffey, saying that if Pennsylvania
I would vote for Patti$on for three bal
lots, he (Bryan) would throw to Pat
tison as many votes as he could con
fc trol. The bait was rather tempting,
but Guffey did not bite.
|v This was part of a general scheme
Which had iti view the throwing Of
the votes of Maryland, West Virginia,
5 the District of Columbia, and, pos
sibly, of Idaho and Utah, to Gorman,
ft It was part of a deep-laid plot to pre
vent Parker from securing his maxi
S nvurn strength on the opening ballots.
1 But the plot failed.
First Gorman refused to come
to St. Louis to lead the anti
Parker forces. Next Senator Du
bols refused to assume the leadership
such a movement in the mountain
^states, ajnd Anally, Pennsylvania com
pleted the upsetting of the plan by de
*clarinj& for Parker, under the unit
Settled by Pennsylvania.
Pennsylvania's action, In the opin
lott of many of the astute
'leadens, settles the presidential
nomination and means that Parker will
win almost on the Arst ballot. This may
^'indeed be true. I am far from sa
fing it is not. So far as last night
3'showed any change in the situation,
jlit Wa* a change to Parker,
whose nominationfavorableregarded is now by
^maoy careful thinkers as being inev
itable. Had Pennsylvania failed to
decide in Parker's favor, the result
might havo been disastrous for that
gentleman. To say the least, it would
have enoouraged the anti-Parker
forces and strengthened them at every
l The Tamma ny hosts, who have in
vaded St. Louis this week, attempted
I to create a reactionary movement
against Parker all day yesterday by
going from hotel to hotel saying that
if nominated he could not carry New
York. But that was an old story.
""Murphy told it Arst during the weeks
Which preceded the Albany conven
tion, when he was endeavoring to pre
vent instructions, and he has told it
many times since, to leading demo
crats from all parts of the country. It
was the last thing that was shouted in
the ears of the Pennsylvania delegates
as they were starting for their head
quarters for last night's caucus.
Correspondents Hard Worked.
There are several hundred special
correspondents In St. Louis, represent
ing every important daily in the coun
try, east, west, north and south, and
the most difficult part of their work is
to write a new story every day about
an old situation. All that can be said
with certainty is that it looks as if
Parker would be nominated, but any
proper statement of the situation car
ries with it qualifying words and
This is precisely the situation of
two and three months ago. The coun
try is closer to it now than it was then,
and there is much in the way of detail
standing out in bold relief which could
not be seen at the distance of ninety
days, but there are the same general
outlines and the detail Ats into them
It is a hair-trigger situation. While
Parker's nomination seems almost cer
tain, nobody is willing to stake his
reputation on a prophecy to that ef
fect. The unexpected may easily hap
There is no question that there are
enough unpledged and opposing votes
in the convention to accomplish Par
Jeer's defeat. His closest friends
hardly deny this. The task of uniting
thjpse votes on the common enemy of
Parker, however, is so difficult as to
suggest defeat almost before the work
Bryan and Hearst, aided by Senator
Stone of Missouri and some of the
other backers of "favorite sons,'' have
been at work along their line for days,
but what they have accomplished is
so ipslgnlAcant as to be invisible to
the naked eye.
Gamut of Discord.
The trouble with the Parker oppo
sition is that it is made up of too many
heterogeneous and Irreconcible ele
ments. It runs the whole gamut of
democratic discord. At one end of
it stand Bryan and Hearst, with all
that they represent, and at the other
stand such conservatives as Gorman,
Cleveland and individual members of
the delegations from New Jersey and
Pensylvania, while between these ex
tremes are to be found all the vari
ous shades of democratic belief rep
resented by the "favorite son" states.
The man who can bring these ele
ments into accord is a genius. He
hasn't yet been found.
In this situation is to be found the
real strength of the Parker candidacy
and if he should Anally win, as seem3
likely, it will be due to the inability
~f of the men who oppose him to get to
It was believed for a time that Gor
man would come to St. Louis and lend
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Trial ten days proves
The "Less" Wonders-
the prestige of his presence and his
talent at organization to the anti
Parker movement. But Gorman at
the eleventh hour reconsidered and
decided to stay at home.
Two reasons are offered for this
change of program: First, Gorman's
well-known aspiration to be himself
the democratic nominee, and, second,
a fear that Parker could not be de
feated. Without doubt one of these
leasons explains Gorman's absence.
The anti-Parkerites insist on the first
one, the friends of Parker on the
Without organization, without a
leader, with no plan of campaign
mapped out one is tempted to
ask what can the Parker op
position hope to accomplish,
even tho they have enough votes
to control the convention? And yet,
fate may be kinder to them than it
now seems disposed to be. Perhaps
no further light will be shed on the
situation until the balloting begins.
Anti-Parker Men In.
The anti-Parker protesting dele
gates from New York city, elected at
a mass meeting at Cooper Union,
June 20, have reached St. Louis, and
the anti-Parker movement is therefore
looking up a bit for the time being.
These delegates of course have no
votes in the convention or share in
its deliberations. They are here to
talk against Parker, and yesterday and
to-day they spent their time visiting
uninstructed delegations and arguing
against the Parker 'candidacy.
Michigan was one of the delegations
visited late yesterday. Half a dozen
speeches were made and the Michi
ganders listened to them patiently.
Today and tonight other uninstructed
delegations will be called on. It
isn't apparent that this line of attack
is bearing any fruit.
The action of Wisconsin in caucus
ing and coming out strongly for the
favorite son, Wall, has had the effect
of putting a stop to the reckless claims
of the Parker people on one side and
of the Hearst people on the other that
they would get these "favorite son"
votes after the second ballot. Both
Parker and Hearst are now saying
that they have no intention of trying
to interfere with the "favorite son"
game. The Parkerites, thru D. B.
Hill, made their disclaimer first, and
the Hearst leaders followed as soon as
they heard about it.
It thus^ seems likely, unless there be
a achange between now and Friday,
that "favorite son" votes may be cast
for a considerable number of ballots
providing, of course, there is not an
Less Talk of Cleveland.*
There is less talk of Cleveland to-,
day than there was yesterday and day
before, but this does not mean that
the Cleveland movement has died out.
This talk of Cleveland is the weak spot
on Parker armor. Both these men
must draw strength from the same
sources and therefore Cleveland can
cut a figure in the convention only at
Parker's Perhaps" Murphy [t0
THE SPEECHLE SS CANDIDATE.
Hist! Here comes a fellow who outdo es us all!
had this in mind when he said Cleve
land was his choice.
It is impossible at this stage of the
proceedings to discuss the Cleveland
situation with deflniteness. What
may or may not be done for him will
depend on how the day goes with
Parker, and Parker's fate, in case he
is to fail, may not be decided until
after several ballots have been taken.
The Cleveland case must for the pres
ent be discussed in the subjunctive
So, also, with Folk, who will not
figure in the convention unless it
should become apparent that Parker
is unlikely to win.
It seems probable at this time that
if Parker can get as many as 425 to
450 votes on the first ballot, and that
Is a fair statement of ,his actual
strength, he will on the*, second or
third ballot get enough more to car
ry him close to 600. It will require
667 votes to nominate. If Parker
should be within 75 to 100 of the two
thirds on the second or third ballot,
it is difficult to see how the nomina
tion can be kept from him.
This is the situation which con
fronts the Parker opposition, and it
may well explain why so sly an oily
a politican as Gorman did not cpme
to St. Louis to lead what he may rer
gard as being a forlorn hope. Gor
man isn't going to be on the losing
side of this convention if "he knows
it. If he thought the chances good
for Parker's defeat, I believe he would
be here, heading the anti-Parker
The Iowa Hearst delegation is follow
ing faithfully in the Bryan program. At
a caucus of the delegation yesterday Gen
eral James B. Weaver of Colfax, former
populist candidate for president and an
ardent Hearst advocate, was selected for
the Iowa member of the committee on
resolutions, and James M. Parsons of
Hock RapidS, another radical Hearst man,
was chosen for the credentials commit
tee, which will pass finally on the Illinois
contest and other disputes.
R. F. Pettigrew, South Dakota's demo
cratic leader, has taken off his coat and
gone to work for Hearst. He created
a sensation by his refusal to join in the
Bryan program, publicly stating his be
lief that Bryan's leadership could well
R. T. O'CONNOR,
Who Wants to Be Minnesota's Na
be dispensed with. To all practical pur
poses, tho Pettigrew is lined up with
the anti-Parker combination, he is going
even farther in supporting Hearst than
was required by the instructions of South
Dakota's state convention. Pettigrew's
wish and influence are welcomed by the
W. W. Jermane.
Four Others Injured In a Collision
the Wisconsin Central.
Milwaukee, July B.A freight train and
light engine collided on the 'Wisconsin
Central road today, killing Fireman John
Kersch of Marshfleld, Wis., and Injuring
four others, as follows: H. Putney,'John
Robinson and F. Walsh, all of Fond, du
Lac, and Q. W. Martin.
The injured were brought to the emer
gency hospital in Milwaukee. Walsh's in
juries are serious and he may die. The
others will recover. ,Sj
THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL.
COMMONERS TO VISIT AMERICA.
London, July 5.It is understood that
eighty members of the house of com
mons so far ha^ signified th^U Jnteatfon
to join the" proposed* paMfeSnentary --visit Unite States this fall*-
Former Senator Is Possible Running
I Mate for Parker.
MATE OF PARKER
Former Senator From Washing
ton Viewed With Favor by
New York Men.
Special to Tho Journal,
Chicago, July 5.Walter Wellman
in a St. Louis special to the Record
Herald, in part says:
"Parker and Turner. It looks very
much as if this would be the demo
cratic ticket. A" judge from New York
and a lawyer and former United
States senator from far-away Wash
ington. The presidential part of the
ticket is seemingly so sure that only a
languid sort of interest is felt in the
efforts of the dissatisfied ones to break
down what is called the Parker stone
"For vice president former Senator
Turner of Washington is a favorite,
tho, of course, this part of the busi
ness is still in the stage of mere talk.
The Parker managers have him un
der serious consideration. They like
him better than any other man so far
suggested. Turner fills the bill, and
he is about the only man in sight of
presidential size and national reputa
tion who does."
Uncle Joe's Trip to Williams.
John Sharp Williams found a tele
graph message from Uncle Joe Can
non when he arrived in St. Louis. It
"If they want to nominate you for
vice president and you don't want it,
wire me and I will send you my
recipe. I got something that is a sure
cure for such foolishness. Don't let
'em kid you."
The speaker and the house mi
nority leader are great cronies. Both
are great story tellers, ana to find a
good new story for the other causes
the lucky man more pleasure than if
he had won a pile of money.
"John, did you get any good stories
while you were away?" asked the
speaker, upon Williams" return from a
"Yes, I got one."
"Tell it to me."
"Not for two days. Joe, you have
got to be such a damn old gossip since
you began to think that you are like
Abe Lincoln that a man don't dare to
tell a good story to you. With your
telling it to Tom, Dick and Harry, a
good story is spoiled In about two
hours after you get it. No, I'll
keep this one for two days."
THREE MEN HOLD UP 22.
New York, July-^.V-Harrlso Hobbs of
Chicago was held with two others in the
West Side police court todayon a charge
of holding up twenty-two men on a New
York Central freight train leaving New
York for the west. One .of the victims is
DELUGE IN EAST*:
TIES UP AMIES
Floods and Mire Makes Land
Movements by Jap and Slav
London, July 5.There is still a
complete lack of important reliable
news of the war. It is believed here
that the deluge of mud and water
makes land movements physically im
A dispatch from Chi-fu describes
the valleys as being filled with rushing
water, sweeping away trees, horses
and transport carts. Fires cannot be
The troops of both armies are suf
fering .from the want of warm food,
despite the sweltering heat,
an incident that occurred in one of the
A telegram from Yin-kow relates
an incident that occured in one of the
Russian camps. A mighty wave sud
denly rolling down a valley, swept
away the Red Cross barracks and hos
pital tents. Soldiers lifted the Sisters
of Mercy in their arms and rushed
to the hillsides, escaping with diffi
Everything that would float rolled
along in th,e flood. A number of
horses and other animals were
drowned. The tents which did not
collapse were so filled with water that
they had to be cut open with swords.
A dozen men were drowned.
The Daily Express publishes a tele
gram from Tokio saying that Admiral
Skrydloff is believed to be on board
the Russian torpedoboat destroyer
Burukoff, which sailed for Niu-chuang
yesterday. It is believed that when
the Burukoff reaches the vicinity of
Port Arthur the Russian fleet will
make a sortie to take Admiral Skyrd
lof on board a battleship or cover
the entrance of the destroyer.
RUSSIANS IN FUTI LE ATTACK
Japs Repulse Four Charges in Out
Tokio, July 4, 3 p.m.(Delayed in
transmission).General Kuroki re
ports that two battalions of Russians
attacked the Japanese outposts at
Mao-tien pass at dawn on July 4, un
der cover of a dense fog. The Rus
sians were repulsed, but they returned
and charged three times before they
were finally driven off. The Japanese
pursued them for three miles to the
westward of Moa-tien pass.
The Russians left thirty dead and
fifty wounded on the field. The Jap
anese lost fifteen killed and thirty
A detachment of General Kuroki's
army has occupied North Fen-shun
ling without meeting with resistance.
The main army advanced westward
and occupied a line extending from
Mao-tien pass to Shao-no-tm-hng and
TEST TURKS' NEUTRALITY
Russians Have Transport "Waiting to
!Leave Black Sea.
Special to The Journal.
Constantinople, July 5.The Rus
sian transport St. Petersburg of the
volunteer fleet arrived this morning
at the entrance to the Bosporus with
130 men and equipment on board. She
also had 241 soldiers en route ffom
Sevastopol for Vladivostok. The ves
sel anchored under the Turkish forts
to await orders from the porte. One
report is to the effect that the trans
port is carrying a party of surgeons
and nurses and has already passed the
Bosporus. If the first report is cor
rect the vessel is merely attempting to
test Turkish neutrality. If the trans
port can pass the Bosporus without a
protest the Black sea fleet may be
hurried thru. England will undoubt
edly protest such action by the porte
as it is in violation of the treaty. On
the other hand a Red Cross ship would
meet with no opposition.
Torpedoers Fight Transports.
Ta-tche-kiao, July 2, via Liao-yang,
July 5.A fight between Russian tor
pedo boats and Japanese transports
was reported off the coast this after
noon. Heavy cannonading was heard
here from the seaward.
A officer who came In declares that
from a hilltop near the coast he saw
vessels engaged in a fight, but theY
were too far off to distinguish them.
Peresviet Is Safe.
Kronstadt, July 6.All doubts as
to the safety of the Peresviet, which,
according to report, had been torpe
doed at Port Arthur, is removed by
the receipt of a telegram from
the captain of the battleship, saying
the ship and all on board are well.
The telegram, which was dated from
Niu-chuang, was brought there by
the torpedoboat destroyer Lieutenant
A. P. GORMAN,
Senator from Maryland, Who Will Not
One Cut in a Dozen Places During a
Special to The Journal.
Yankton, S. D., July 5.Henry Boe,
a well-known farmer, was cut in a
dozen places by George Carter last
night at a celebration at Jake Voll's
farm. The row was caused by a po
litical discussion. Carter cut Boe on
the* right cheek from ear to chin and
slashed him badly on the chest and
abdomen. A free-for-all fight fdl
lowed in which John Duks and Walter
DuUs, friends of Carter, were struck
over the head with a neckyoke and
WRECK'S DEAD NOW 20
Another of the Wabash Road's Injured
Litchfield, 111., July 5 S. Shepartr,
cashier of the Hughes bank at Humes,
111., injured in the Wabash wreck Sunday
night, died today, and several more of
the wounded cannot live. This makes the
total dead twenty. Three of the dead are
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A Rear Admiral's Pratee for
GENERAL CRQNJE WEDS.
St. Louis, July 5, World's Fair
Grounds.General Piet Cronje of Boer
war fame was married today to Mrs.
Stertzel, the widow of a Boer soldier.
The ceremony was performed in the
Boer camp on the grounds and was
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