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PRICE TWO CENTS.
THE RAIN SENDS
WHEAT MIII NG
Spring Wheat Area Thoroly
DrenchedTwo Oars Sell
Here at $1.
Reports From the Southwest Indi
cate Bad Conditions in Win
Two cars of No. 1 northern wheat
sold this morning at the Minneapolis
Chamber of Commerce for $1 a bushel.
Soaked from head to root by re
peated rains, and drenched again last
night, a large grain acreage in cen
tral and southern Minnesota is al
most drowned out The downpour of
the past twenty-four hours put a
heavy handicap upon the wheat crop,
already backward in places by two to
three weeks, and standing in urgent
need of good growing weather to
bring it along.
Since Friday the prospect has been
changed materially. A week of un
favorable weather finds the growing
grain practically without indication
of further development, and continua
tion of the present wet weather would
make the situation very serious for
Heavy Rains General.
Up to 8 a.m. the weather report
showed 1.15 inches at Grand Meadow,
Minn. 1.50 at Montevideo, and 1.32
at New Ulm. Winnebago City showed
.84 and Worthington .99 Minneapo
lis had .74 and St. Paul .58. Lari
more, N. D., had an inch and can
stand it. Huron, Aberdeen, Mitchell
and Redfleld, S. D., showed .49 to .60
inch. This precipitation in south
central Minnesota is not bad in itself,
but it is not what is wanted. Wheat
must begin growing soon if it is ever
going to catch up, and weather that
will make it grow is what is needed.
The Red River valley had only a
sprinkle last night, which is consid
ered very fortunate, fts It is on the wet
valley lands that the most backward
wheat is found.
E. M. UpBon, whose farm lies near
Grand Forks, reports tKfr puUook dis
couraging. Most of the wheat smarted
late and will have hard work to pull
ahe&d without continued good weather
from now on. A
Winter Wheat Buffering.
Local grain men have kept the
wires hot. and every important south
west point has been sounded. That
the winter wheat has been damaged
very seriously is the general report.
One wire reads: "Hard rains at Kan
sas City last night and this morning.
Lawrence, Kan., reports heavy rain
and wheat all lost. Wires down and
can't get Information from west. Was
down to river last night and saw 1,500
shocks of wheat go by in thirty min
utes in the Kaw river."
H. V. Jones, who recently covered
the southwest, says the floods have
undoubtedly done serious damage to
winter wheat, and that all crops have
been set back, both in the northwest
and southwest. Oklahoma City says:
"Rained all over the state of Kansas
and there was over one inch rainfall
at Kansas City last night."
Kansas City wires that advices from
Wichita showed 40 per cent damage.
Damage West of Mississippi.
The bulletin of the Modern Miller
of St. Louis, issued at noon today,
"Special reports as to what effect
rains have had on the crop in the
winter wheat territory show that the
situation is worse west of the Missis
sippi river in Missouri, Kansas and
Nebraska and the territories. Thresh
ing is delayed in Texas, but the dam
age to the crop is slight. In most of
the country west of the river cutting
has been suspended by rain and dam
age by rust is reported. Kansas has
been the worst sufferer Most corre
spondents say that a continuance of
rain means serious loss. East of the
river and in the southeast the harvest
is delayed, but little if any damage
is indicated. Tennessee reports most
of the wheat cut, but that some is
sprouting in the snock.
YANKTON FAR AND
AWAY IN THE LEAD
Its Registrations for Rosebud
Lands Exceed Those of All
Other Points Combined.
Speoial to The Journal.
Yankton, S. D., July 8.The num
ber of people registered in Yankton
for the drawing for the Rosebud lands
exceeds the number registered in
Bonesteel, Chamberlain and Fairfax
Commissioner General Richards
came to Yankton last night to inspect
the situation, and gave out the fol
lowing figures for the first two days of
registration: Yankton, 5,190 Bone
steel, 3.812 Chamberlain, 709 Fair
Commissioner Richards is greatly
pleased with the orderly conduct of
the business, and speaks highly of the
way in which Yankton is caring for
the crowds. Yankton is getting the
major share on account of its superior
railioad and hotel facilities.
The weather today is favorable to
registration. Six hundred persons
were standing in line before 9 clock
this morning, and 1,800 will arrive
on trains today. The prospects are
for an immense rush tomorrow.
RHODE ISLAND SELLS OUT.
St. Louis, July 8.The Rhode Island
state building on the world's fair grounds
has been sold to a St. Louis man. who
will use it for a country home. Those in
charge of the building today stated that
the building, which cost $26,000, was sold
for less than $5,000.
R. F. PETTIGREW.
South Dakotan Who Acts as Dictator
of His Delegation.
WANT VAN SANT
TO BUN AGAIN
A Century of Prominent Demo
crats Meet and Thus
"A hundred prominent democrats
met this morning in my office in the
Phoenix building, and decided that,
in the interests of the people, Gover
nor S. R. Van Sant should again run
This was the announcement of M.
P. Hobart today. He went on:
"They decided that the present
campaign and the coming election is
not a battle of one political party
against another not of one set of
political principles against others, but
a fight of the people against J. J. Hill
ism a battle that will decide whether
J. J. Hill or the people are the gov
erning power in the state of Minne
"The meeting decided that the state
democracy ought to offer Governor
Van Sant the gubernatorial nomina
tion. If he would not run as a dem
ocrat, he should, if possible, be per-
suadedsfiQ run independent as the peo
pie's candidate and aloof from any
party affiliations. And as an expo
nent of the voice of the people as op
posed to control of the state by J. J.
Hill and his associates, the demo
crats assembled agreed to do all in
their power to secure him pledges of
SLAYS A VICTORY
Persistent Reports of Sea Fight
in Which Russians Defeated
21 Jap Ships.
St. Petersburg, July 8, 1:32 p.m.-
It is reported in a special dispatch
from Liao-yang, under yesterday's
date, that a persistent rumor is cur
rent there to the effect that a naval
engagement has occurred at Port Ar
thur in which twenty-one Japanese
warships participated, resulting in a
A similar report was current at
Liao-yang July 5, the location of the
engagement then being given as
northward of Gen-san, Korea.
St. Petersburg, July 8, 1-30 p.m.
A special dispatch from Niu-chuang,
dated yesterday, says General Kuroki
is advancing all along the line and
adds that Japanese officers are organ
izing Chinese bandit bands thruout
the Liao valley for an attack on Muk
BALTIC SQUADRON TO SAIL
Sealed Orders May Take Fleet Direct
to Far East.
St. Petersburg, July 8.A division
of the Baltic squadron will sail from
Cronstadt, July 28, under sealed or
ders. Complete mystery enshrouds
its destination. It is said, altho noth
ing is certain on this point, that the
orders for the division will be opened
at five-day intervals.
Whether the warships are bound at
once to the far east in advance of the
other ships, may depend upon naval
developments at the seat of war, but
there are attending circumstances
which make it seem unlikely that the
division will start on its long journey
until the other ships are ready. It is
understood that the division will in
clude the armored cruiser admiral
Nakhimoff, the battleship Osliabia, the
protected cruiser Aurora and the bat
tleship Alexander III, and possibly the
battleship Navarin and the transport
Kamtchaka. Great stacks of charts
were put on board the Admiral Kak
himoff, the Osliabia and the Aurora
NAMED THEIR FIFTEENTH
New York Sun Speoial Service.
Sterling, 111., July 8.Mr. and Mrs.
Edward Cassens yesterday christened
their fifteenth child, a son, Theodore
Roosevelt Cassens. The proud parents
wrote the president asking if he had
any objection to being the godfather
of the child. He replied that he was
proud to have the child named after
him and congratulated the happy par
ents. His letter contained a photo
graph of the president and requested
a photograph of the entire family of
^f i^ $*irtt*.M
19 MORE SAYED
FROM THE NORGE
Boat Picked Up by Sailing Vessel
Survivors Landed at
Leith, Scotland, July 8.Nineteen
more survivors of the wrecked Danish
steamer Norge, picked up from a boat
by a sailing ship, have been landed at
Thorshavn, at Faroe Islands.
PLANNED A SURPRISE
Brother and Nieee of Sioux Falls Man
Were on the Norge.
Speoial to The Journal,
Sioux Falls, S, D July 8.It has
been learned that J. A. Jensen, a
Sioux Falls business man, had a
brother and niece among the victims
of the Norge disaster. They were
Bernhard Arneson and Emma Peder
Some weaks ago Jensen sent three
tickets to relatives in Norway so they
could come to Sioux Falls. He wrote
to them to sail on June 80, and the
first intimation he had that his in
structions had not been followed was
when he saw the list of the victims
of the disaster, in which the names
of his brother and niece appeared.
Mr. Jensen is of the opinion that
probably with the intention of giving
him a pleasant surprise by appearing
in Sioux Falls a week before they were
expected, they sailed on the ill-fated
Norge on June 23 instead of waiting
until June 30, as he had regulated
them to do.
HOPE OF PARKER'S
FOES LIVES ANEW
Anti-Parker Forces, Jubilant Over
Adjournment, Claim Judge's
Defeat Is Certain.
From a Staff Correspondent.
St. Louis, July 8.The postpone
ment of the nomination of a candidate
for president until tonight and per
haps until tomorrow morning, if this
can be arranged, has greatly pleased
the anti-Parker forces, who are using
this afternoon for the purpose ot
working a last grand: rally.
At 1 o'clock today I was informed
at anti-Parker headquarters that, as
a result of last night's plans and the
extra time permitted by today's ad
journment, Parker's defeat would be
almost certain. While accepting this
statement with reservations, I am 'im-
pressed with the fact that the anti
Parkerites are this afternoon more
jubilant than they have been since
three days ago. They claim 362 votes
against Parker, not counting Massa
chusetts, and say that the work of
solidification which will go on this
afternoon will prevent that gentle
man's nomination. This feeling is
especially strong in the Hearst forces
of the Minnesota delegation.
W. W. Jermane.
Marquette, Mich., July 8.John Pltl
zinia was killed and Anthony Bosco prob
ably fatally injured by a fall of ground
in the Lake Angeline mine at Ishpeming
FRIDAY EVENINO, JULY 8, 1904.
BRYAN, THO DETHRONED, WINS NEGATIVEWICTORY ON PLATFORM.
DA VID B. HILL FAILS TO FORCE RQSS OF GOLD ON HIS OLD FOE.
LONG FIGHT DEFERS MMING
JOHN W. DANIEL,
Whc Bitterly Assayed Bryan in Reso
LIVES AND CROPS
LOST IN FLOODS
Kansas City .Wholesale District Is
Kansas City, July 8.At 10 o'clock
this morning the sun came out at Kan
sas Citv and west &B far as Topeka
and rain that had fallen for several
hours ceased. At Abilene und Manhat
tan, Kan., however, rain which began
at 4 o'clock this morning, continues,
and the Smoky jHift at the foraner
place and the KaW at Manhattan be
gan to rise again
Kansas Cify, Mo
July 8.All of
the west bottoms on \he Missouri side,
including the Union station and the
great wholesale district of Kansas
City, will have been covered with
water before the day has closed. A
break in the Kaw river near Armour
dale, Kan., late* last night, sending^ a
current of wafef-. into the bottoms,
that first inundated the outer railroad
yards, and finally fJgept north, flooded
cellars- in the wJipfSsale liouses, and
spread out- toward th union depot.
The Water rose\ slowly artd while it
undoubtedly will do great damage, it
is not believed that the tremendous
losses of last year will be duplicated,
This will be so because the water is
not expected to reach so high a stage
as last year awd because merchants
have taken warning from their expe
rience of a year ago, and removed
their goods to higher ground or to
This morning a heavy rainstorm
started in at Kansas City and west to
Topeka, which will send the Kaw
still higher. All Kansas streams are
high and thousands of acres of rich
farming land has already been inun
dated, causing losses to crops that will
run into the hundreds of thousands
One life is reported lost at Wichita,
and six at Clinton, Okla.
Late yesterjday the JKaw at Armour-
Continued on Twentieth Page.
Jonah BryanWhere in thunder is that whale? _,.
**\r THE DEMOCRATIC JONAHS,:. W^Mm&Mt^i^
Adjournment Taken Until 8
O'Clock Tonight, When Plat
form Will Go In.
S Louis, July 8.The democratic
national convention spent the morn
ing hours today in waiting for the
report of the committee on resolu
tions. A committee was appointed
by Chairman Champ Clark to call on
the resolutions committee and learn
when the platform would be submit
ted to the convention.
Just before the noon hour the con
vention's emissaries announced that
the resolutions committee would re
quire until 8 o'clock tonight to pre
pare its report, but that the action
of the committee would be unani
mous and a platform submitted
\vhich, he declared, would bring the
party "a glorious victory."
The convention then took a recess
until 8 o'clock tonight.
Chairman Clark had the convention
in hand from the moment proceed
ings opened. He announced, thru a
strong-voiced assistant that "the first
person raising a row will be thrown
out by the police." After the com
mittee had been dispatched to learn
the pleasure of the resolutions com
mittee, the band gave a concert of
popular and patriotic selections.
Bourke Cockran was called for to
address the convention, but he was
not present. Former Senator Charles
A. Towne was next invited to take
the platfcm, but declined.
Captain Richmond Pearson Hobson
was the next choice and he was en
thusiastically cheered. He spoke
principally in relation to the disfran
chisement plank of the republican
platform and made an appeal to the
north and the west to support the
south in the position the democratic
party of that section has assumed be
tween whites and blacks.
After the decision of the platform
committee had been announced, the
program for the remainder of the day
was decided upon. The convention
will assemble at 8 o'clock, the plat
form will be read and it is believed
adopted without debate and then the
nomination of a president taken up.
If a decisive vote is arrived at the
convention will adjourn until Saturday
morning, when the nomination of a
vice president will be- made.
Senator Hill was being urged today
by some superstitious Parker men to
put over the nomination until tomor
row, .but he reiterated what he said
-last night, that he did not consider
Friday an unlucky day.
ODELL AND ROOSEVELT
CONFER ON POLITICS
Oyster Bay, L. I., July 8.Governor
Benjamin B. Odell, accompanied by Wil
liam Barnes, Jr., chairman of the repub
lican state oxecutive committee of New
York arrived here today to have a con
ference with President RooseveJt on the
political situation in New Tork state.
Both declined to discuss the object of
their visit or to indicate what its results
Governor Odell said, however, that the
reports published that President Roose
velt would name the republican candi
date for governor of New York not only
were not true, but that they were "sim
PROBABLY SHOWERS TONIGHT SATURDA
SOCIETY. FIVE O'CLOCK.
OF TICKET TILL NIGHT SESSION
WILLIAM J. BRYAN,
Whose Fight on Gold Plank Ended in
I a Victory.
HILL SCORED FOR
HIS GOLD PLANK
Much Unfavorable Comment on
New Yorker's Effort to
From a Staff Correspondent.
St. Louis, July 8.The effort of D.
B. Hill to commit the party to the
gold standard was the subjeot of much
unfavorable comment last night and
this morning. It is enough, say many
delegates, to permit Hill to name the
candidate for president. He ought not
to try to dictate to the platform also.
Bryan is not to bolt. This is now
believed to be a reliable statement.
There was an element of uncertainty
in the proposition 'until yesterday.
Bryan will not bolt anybody except
Cleveland, and Cleveland cannot be
Parker's nomination will be largely
due to the a-ilfcfce- candidacy of Hearst
on the one hand and the threatened
candidacy of Cleveland on'the other.
Had neither of these men* been in
view it is safe to say Parker would
not have grown in favor as he did,
and might not even have been con
The element which was afraid of
Hearst's radicalism and the other ele
ment which hated Cleveland, ilnally
have been brought together to the
support of Parker, who is not their
first choice and whom they know less
about than has been known of any
man named for the persidency by any
party for many years.
Parker's friends have been shrewd
enough to see their opportunity and
improve it. They have said the right
thing ih states which were leaning
towards Cleveland. It has been a
careful game of playing both ends
against the middle. Parker himself
has had no hand in it. The work
was planned by Hill and executed by
him and Belmont.
At the same time the republicans
think Parker is the strongest man
who can be named against Roosevelt.
This was the feeling at the Chicago
convention, and it has not changed.
The battleground will be in New York
and the states around it, with a sec
ondary point of interest in the middle
west, centering In Indiana.
Parker's Grip Tightens.
The survey of the field on the eve
of the decisive combat shows Judge
Parker so much stronger than his
combined opponents as to justify the
prediction that he will be nominated
perhaps on the first ballot, or before
the results of that ballot can be an
nounced by the presiding officer. The
anti-Parker forces still lack leader
ship and cohesion and seem doomed
to play the part an unorganized mob
usually plays when it goes against
forces which are well drilled and ably
At noon today the vice presidency
was higher up in the air than at any
previous time since the delegates
reached St. Louis. It will be impos
sible to say where the nomination
will go till after the presidency has
The latest move of D. B. Hill Is in
the form of a flirtation with the Wall
boom in Wisconsin. Hill has encour
aged the Wall men to stay in the race
for the presidency, promising them
that he would insure Wall a generous
vote later on for vice president. After
this lift, which will come on the first
ballot, Wall must look out for himself.
The boom of Governor Dockery for
second place does not seem formida
ble at this time, nor does that of
Governor Beckham of Kentucky.
The Beckham candidacy, by the way,
shows the first suggestion of section
alism that has thus far crept into the
convention. The Beckham litho
graphs contain this legend In bold
type: "Instruct for Governor Beck
ham for vice president and make an
opening wedge for southern represen
tation on the national ticket"
The Turner vice presidential situa
tion seems to be as it was last night
and early this morning. He no long
er stands out above the other candi
dates and this sag in his boom is be
lieved to portend his defeat.
Middle West May Get It.
The vice presidency seems gravi
tating towards the middle westwith
Illinois and Indiana as the favorite
states. In Illinois, Representative
Williams is the candidate and in In
diana, Kern. Illinois, like Indiana, is
not asking for the vice presidency,
but will accept the place if it should
come to it.
The argument which promises to be
Turner's downfall is the argument of
geography. He lives too much to
one side and in a state which will cer
tainly go for Roosevelt. His nomina
tion, therefore, would add no strength
to the democratic ticket
It is said by the leaders of the
Parker movement that the vice presi
dency has not yet been considered
seriously and will not be until after
the candidate for president has been
ruimed. W. W. Jermane,
ALL NIGHT FIGEfc 1
Committee in Session for Sixteen
Hours, but Members at Last
A FINANCIAL PLANK
Party Leaders Quit Long Meet*
ing in Harmony but Follow
ers Are at War.
St. Louis, July 8.At 4:40 a.m. thai
committee on resolutions voted the gold?
standard plank out of the democratic plat
form by a vote of 35 to 15.
This was the third victory for William.
J. Bryan during the all-night session of^~||
the committee. He had made two sue
cessful efforts early In the evening and
secured modifications for the tariff plank., &
en two separate votes. i~Z
St. Louis, July 8.After a continu-,
ous session of sixteen hours, the com
mittee on resolutions perfected the
platform and adjourned Just before'
noon, instructing its subcommittee to
arrange the draft for submission tofs
the general committee at 6 o'clock^--
this evening for report to the conven-f,
tion two hours later.
The platform is a compromise ac-^
ceptable to all of the interests in&
volved and was adopted unanimously'""
by the committee. It may be said
in general to have been a concession
to the Bryan wing of the party with
out in any way stultifying the declara
tions of the conservatives.
The absence of any pronouncement
upon the financial question is most
significant and discloses the utter im-.
possibility of finding any declaration
upon this subject acceptable to all.
The committee on resolutions spent
the entire night on the platform, and
at 8.30 considered the last resolution
of the draft submitted by the sub
committee. But this did not mean
that the platform was finished and
ready for the convention. The strug
gle continued, and at 10 o'clock
it was elea that an agreement on
the document as a whole could not
be reached immediately. /a*"
During tlie watches of tfie" longT*""""
night hfc.jthe committeeroom there
were many^dramatic scenes, not the
least striking of which was the ver
bal encounter between Senator Hill
and Mr. Bryan- It occurred while
Mr. Bryan was engaged in making
one of his many attacks upon the
gold-standard plank as framed by the
subcommittee. He was wrought up
to high tension when, approaching^
the New York leader and shaking his
finger dangerously near the nose of
that gentleman, he exclaimed:
"You ought to have a gold platform
to go with the gold candidate you
are forcing upon the country."
Mr. Hill replied that he knew noth
ing as to Mr. Parker's monetary
"Do you mean to say," demanded
the Nebraskan, "that you don't know
Judge Parker's financial views?"
"I mean just that," responded Mr.
"You have no knowledge on that
"Have never asked him?"
"I have not. I have never sought
to secure an expression of his views,
and he has never sought to convey
them to me. I only know that he is
a democrat and a high-minded and
patriotic man, and I believe that he
can be trusted implicitly on this, as
upon other matters of public policy.%
Demand from Bryan. $
Mr. Bryan then demanded to know*1
when the gold plank had been de
oided upon and why it had not been'
incorporated in the New York plat
form. Mr. Hill replied that the mat
ter had first been discussed at the,
meeting of the delegations about ten
days ago, and that the declaration1
was the result of insistence by menw
bers of the delegation other than
An effort was made to secure sf
recess after the vote on the gold*
plank, but it was voted down and the"]
oommittee continued with its worto^
on other features of the platform.
The contest was one of the most,
interesting features of the conven-t
tion. The main fight was upon aj
proposed Income-tax plank, providing'
for an amendment to the constitu
tion to meet the adverse decision of,
the supreme court upon the Wilson.'
It was upon this amendment anql
the gold plankthe two proposition*
being brought in conjunctionthat
Mr. Bryan made his strong fight
Mr. Williams of Mississippi first of
fered the income-tax amendment, ami
it was immediately antagonized by
former Senator Hill, who stated thatSa
with such a plank in the platfornf?
New York could not be carried byv
the democratic nominees. He urged^t
the adoption of a platform which^i
would enable the democrats to wirT
in doubtful states and elect their canr
Mr. Williams withdrew the amend^
ment saying that he, with many others
democrats, were seeking harmony and
an adjustment of all differences with
a view of succeeding on a democratic
Bryan and Income Tax.
Mr. Bryan then offered an income
tax amendment and made a speed*
in favor of it. He asserted that, while
votes might be lost among the very
rich, the democratic party ought to
consider the great mass of the people
who bear the burdens of taxation and
the expense of the government.
Senator Daniel replied to Bryan an*
very vigorous in his denunciation of
the course the Nebraska man was
pursuing. He said that he wanted to
win and desired a platform which
would bring back to the democratic
party the voters who had left it whe$
pursuing a course which Mr. Bryan
had advocated. He was tired of be*
ing forever in the minority and in?
sisted that it would be absurd fori
democrats facing victory to take an*
action which would mean defeat To'
lose New York meant defeat
Continued on Second Page.,
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