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I IN PARK CITY
jillliiiise of Ontario
j Company (urns.
loss Will Roach Half Mil
: 1,'on Dollars, With No
rfgin of Flames, Which Broke Out
in Cirpenter Shop at 3 O'clock irt
the Homing, a Mystery.
eUl lo The Tribune.
KK ClTr, Utah. June 20.-The
J'sbafthoUK No. 3 of the Ontario
Mining company wns destroyed
by fire this morning, causing a
of half a million dollars, -with no
rVce, throwing .175 men out of .cm
t, closing the great mine for
. indefinite period and flooding all the
rii bclon- the 1500 one. The fire
jriaalfd In tne carpenter shop, but
,r is r.ot known, no one having been
irork there for several hours before
e flanes broke out. There was great
iltrof an explosion during the-time
i flrs raged, both magazines about
j yards from the hoists being filled
icxvdcr. Hard work upon the part
tmemen prevented this.
Wlen Fire Broke Out.
LU:ti o'clock this morning Engineer
353 Herdman received a signal from
Bt ; one on the 600 level, and he at
ct went to notify Station Tender
rjllam Bennie, who was eating, his
Kb In the change room. Just as he
i ihouted to Bonnie, both men per
ked (lime issuing from the carpenter
9p, and immediately Herdman
ifjtd to his place and sounded the
Me. The night shift boas. William
,npbll, had gone down into the, mine
out a half hour before the fire
a dlssveredi and tho engineer, fire
ui, station master and two black
Iths were all of the employees that
re present. Herdman kept the
ilitle going steadily, and Fireman
I Lynch at once began to draw the
t white Bennie and the other men
I the hose and soon had a stream of
!er plavlnc upon the lire.
Effort to Quench Flnmes.
itt alarm aroused nil of tho men at
'boarding-house, which la about two
:drtd yards away, and it was but a
xt lime until fifty men were on hand
J Gghtlng hard to save the plant.
irMoffatt, superintendent of the On
to mill, was one of the first to nr
t and under his direction the water
1 turned on from all available
irets, and everything possible done
?rtvent the destruction of the bulld-
But while the supply of water
1 abundant and the men worked
IhfuUy and heroically, the timbers
re so dry that the water had but
Magazines Full of Powder,'
il the end of the snowsheds, about
TMdj from tho hoist, were the two
tin magazines, both well filled with
fifr. The men turned their atten
J to thtte magazines and began to
the powder out and to pile it upon
' d of the dump, some dls-
from the sheds. While some were
is this, others busied themselves in
flnraway a portion of the sheds he
ws the flames and the magazines.
wr a half hour of hard work the
jlir from this source was removed
n explosion prevented.
Brave Act of Frank Diirkin.
?x,.hau full of powder was hang-
o the hoist at the time that the
wke out. and but for tho presence
Bind of Frank Durkln this would
'i,n I?Ed0 a Qu'ck end to every -
He thought of this box; and not
ganajrig the great danger carried
n the burning building.
Protecting tho People.
! hc cll3r wero "-roused from
Murnbere, and it was not long ilu
cicyon was thronged with men
1 ,w to tnc mlne- Realizing
er that was threatening from
rower magazine?, those in charts
am Ss about ha,f wa don the
and prevented most of the peo
sn I)as!lnB unt11 the Powder had
Ken in nine Warned.
iL0Jt Vle n.rst down-town to be
d buy lhe alRrm E. L.
rtt . th0 contract for haul-
tunnlf ,5 the out through
ff,,with eieht tnisted
Km V,T' Kopp wcnt ln through
L ThlS0 Te.e working on the COO
irnen i v,slled the stopes where
o!t of th? men on thls 1(ivel
ffii,ll0 levcIa Th05e ncareat
tr to iht n ,l,hart,,cr drls went
i M esl and scaped in
PhonM :,. opp aIso Immediately
JK nntendent Klrby at the
on flrd '""ned him that No.
"as to hi, ,Klrby save the
r-etltarea! " 0" had tl,at
bed ladders Five Hundred Feet,
k o?SMa the only man at
tWmp Tn! ,5 thc pumP and when
SttTht ed ,and the water began
Wk ?n d that 0melnf had
CrJ u Cgan. 10 cllmb- The
I JTmIsu 5 eon wlth 1116 1500 level,
WIt 1 to climb the ladder
Battle in Progress
at ffai Cheng
Heavy Losses Arc Reported on Both
Sides Nnvnl Battle Is
ST. PETERSBURG. June CO. There is
an unconfirmed rumor In St. Peters
burg tonight that a battle nt Hal
Cheng Is actually proceeding and
that there have been heavy losses on
It has developed that tlie 'Jspaiiear at
Vafangow had an accurate topographical
map of the whole battlefield, and that
their batteries were connected by tele
phone. It Is reported In a dispatch from Toklo
that VIcc-Admlral Ivamimura Is engaging;
the Russian Vladivostok squndron oft
Oshlma. Tho navy department has no
eoiillrmatlon of thc report, but hopes it
may be true.
Gen. Oku reports that he burled 1510
Russian dend on the Held after the bat
tle of Vafangow (Tclllssii) and then thc
work wns incomplete. The natives say
tho Russians themselves hurled and also
carried away many of their dead.
.Advices irom Llao Yang say that a gen
eral engagement Is proceeding at New
Kin. Chu. The first train bearing wound
ed men passed through Here, going northward.
List of Bead
Seven Hundred and Twenty-Five Vic
tims of 'Slocum Disaster Have
' Been Recovered.
NEW YORK. June 20.-The list of
those who perished on tho Gen.
Slocum Is growing at an alarming
rate. Bodies came to thc surfaco
today off tho shores of North Brother is
land singly and In groups of twos and
threes, until at dusk. ninety-three addi
tional bodies had been recovered. Every
passing steamer seemed to churn up the
water to such a dogree that with Its wash
one or more bodies would be swept onto
tho beach. 1 Between the hours of 3 and f.
In tho aftornoon forty-live bodies, some
of thorn badly mutlliatcd, wcro taken
ashore bv the searching parties.
This brings the total number of bodies
recovered up to 723. and yet there arc
something liko 300 persons unaccounted
lor. A number of these aro among thc
unidentified at the morgue and over on
North Brother island, and thc "unrecog
nizable" that have boon burled in tho
Lutheran cemetery on Long Island.
Tho coroner's Inquiry Into the disaster
was begun today. Thousands of porsona
gathored In and around the armory In the
borough o Bronx, whero tho inquest wns
Charged With Election Frauds.
DENVER, June 20. Fifteen men in
dicted by the grand Juy last week for
election frauds In this city gave bonds
today in the Criminal court. "The bonds
were fixed at $300 to S600 in each caao.
A majority of those Indicted were elec
tion judges and clerks.
Law Declared Constitutional.
DENVER, June CO. A decision given
by the State Supreme court today
affirmed the constitutionality of the ln
hcrltance tax law.
the entire distance of 500 feet; but he
succeeded ln making his escape.
Original Cost Half Million.
The property destroyed cost in the
neighborhood of $500,000; yet it will
probably cost a great deal less to
get the mine into working order again,
since a considerable portion of the ma
chinery was not being actively used.
Among this latter was the large Cornish
pump, which cost about $125,000, and
which has not been in use since the
completion, of the drain tunnel, about
ten years ago.
Water Rising Rapidly.
The water is rising rapidly in the
mine and it will :Kn fill all the lower
levels up to the 1500. This connects
with the drain tunnel, and hence above
here the mine will not be affected.
As to Rebuilding Plant.
It Is a question whether thc mine will
again open or not. Superintendent C.
Li. Rood came up from thc city this
morning and upent the day at the mine.
Everything waH ordered closed for one
month, and further than that Mr.. Rood
did not desire to express an ophMon. He
said that it depended twmewhal upon
the condition of the machinery. He
thought that the boilers were all right,
and also that there was a possibility
that thc engines were not so badly
Injured but that they could be used
again after the rods had been straight
ened out. In case this could be done.
It would lessen mrfterlnlly thc- expense
of opening up again, as well an greatly
shorten the time for such.
Condition of Property.
Mr. Rood taJd that he had no idea
what would be the action of the di
rectors of the company; but that In his
opinion the mine is ln a condition to
Justify the rebuilding of the hoist. The
fire at this time, he added, was par
ticularly disastrous, as the company
had plans for the future working of the
mine which will be greatly hampered,
an it may take from sixty to ninety days
to rebuild should the directors ic de
cide. Mr. Rood was asked as to the amount
of surplus the Ontario had on hand,
but tnet'e matters, he said, were only
to be discussed by the board of di
rectors ln Son Francisco, to whom
would be referred the question of re
building, and all thc detailn pertaining
thereto, but that the holet would be re
built at once there was no doubt.
Little hut Development Work.
During thc past year and a half the
Ontario has done little but development
work In addition to putting In Its uew
mill, and It has only been a few months
since active work ln taking out any
quantity of ore began. Nov.' bodies of
good ore were being opened up on the
lower levels, and it is the general
opinion hero ln tho camp that the out
look for the Ontario is good yet. even
in the face; o her. present misfortune 1
Roosevelt and Fairbanks Will Be Ticket, 1
New York Is Decided
Sevtnty-Eight Votes of Em
pire State Will Be Cast
There Will Bo Complimentary Votes
for Favorite Sons, hut All Will
Go to Hoosier.
CHICAGO, June 20 The nomina
tion of Senator Charles W. Fair
banks for Vice-President was re
irarded ns settled tonight when
New York decided to cast her seventy
eight votes for him. While . it has
seemed a foregone conclusion for some
time that the Indiana Senator would be
Mr. Rooaevelfs running mate, there
have been efforts made to bring out
other candidates and start a stampede
of delegates for borne other man. These
attempts failed almost in their incep
tion, and it early became apparent that
Fairbanks was tho choice- of most of
the delegations. New York's action was
more formal than that of other States,
and practically settled all doubt, even
among those who were opposed to the
His Action Criticised.
Considerable criticism has been di
rected at Senator Fairbanks because of
his failure' to definitely declare hla po
sition. All that it has been possible to
obtain from ilm was a statement that
he did not consider the honor one which
a man should seek or decline, and If
the party wanted him and needed him
hp would accept, although he wan not
a candidate and would not allow the
Indiana delegation to express Itself in
favor of hla nomination. This attitude
seemed to irritate some of thc leaders,
who saw no reason why the Senator
should not come squarely out with a
What Fairhanks's Friends Say.
There was some dealing in futures in
the Vice-Presidential game today.
Senator Fairbanks's friends were of thc
opinion that If he expressed either a de
sire for the nomination or the disincli
nation lo accept the place such ac
tion would be used against him four
years hence if he should be a candi
date for the Presidency. By pursuing
the course he has and accepting a party
call they think he has obligated the
party to him. Had he been an aspirant
for the placo, they argue, the obliga
tion would be the other way. In trying
to "smoke out" Senator Fairbanks It
Ik claimed that the party leaders who
have been active with the names of
other men wanted to make it plain that
no obligation was created by naming
Fairbanks for the place.
No Precedent Established.
While this is all very remote from the
present situation, It is regarded as
showing that the conditions surround
ing the selection of Mr. Roosevelt as
Vice-President four years ago are still
fresh In the minds of Republican poli
ticians. At the same time they do not
agree that a precedent was created four
years ago, or will be created by nomi
nating Mr. Fairbanks at this conven
tion. During the day former Secretary
Liong sprang the name of Secretary
Taft. and Massachusetts men went
forth and discussed the suggestion
with other delegates. Ohio received tho
proposition with the statement that
It was unfair to Secretary Taft to bring
him out at this time, and further, that
Ohio had decided to support Fairbanks,
who is a native of that State.
Complimentary' ballots will bo cast
for many favorite sons, although It Is
known that the Indiana Senator will
be nominated. Colorado will vote for
John W. .Springer. Illinois for Robert
HItt, Missouri for Cyrus P. Wallbrldge,
Nebrnska for John E Webster and Wis
consin for former Gov. Edward
Scofleld No doubt before the ballot
is completed all these States will change
and cast their votes for Senator Fair
banks, making the nomination unanim
ous. Alabama to Name Fairbanks.
Indiana, acting upon the wishes of
the Senator, will not presant Ills name,
but It Is expected that the other States
are ready to do so. Possibly the nomi
nation will come from Alabama, the
first Slate on the roll.
WASHINGTON, Juno 21. Tho Tost
today say President Roosovelt
bos formally Invited Paul Morton
to bcoomo a member of hla offi
cial family as Secrctaty oT the Navy. Mr.
Morton hns the matter under considera
tion and ban not vet given any Intima
tion of acceptance or declination. He Is
a dclegulo to tho Republican 'National
HERE IS THE
X NATIONAL COMMITTEE
-f- (MIICAGO. June CO. Following -f
Is the new Republican Na- -f
-f- tlonal committee, so far as sc- -f
Icctcd. many changes having
4- been made at the meetings of
4- tho State delegates today. In some
casoa selections will not be made -f
4- undl tomorrow:
Alabama Charles S. Scott.
Arkansas Powell Clayton.
Callfornla-Gcorgc A. Knight.
4- Colorado -f
-- Connecticut Charles F. lirookcr.
- Deliiwirc J. E, Addlcks.
4- Florida J. N. Coombs. .
4- Georgia Judson "V. L,yons. ' -f-
4- Idaho Weldon U. Hoy burn.
4- Illinois Frank O. Lowden. -f
4- Indiana Harry S. New. -f
Iowa Ernest E. Hart.
4- Kansas David AV. Mulvnno. -4-
4- Kentucky John W. Yerkcs. -f
4- Ixiulslana 4-
4- Maine-John E. Hill. . .' 4-
4- Maryland Louis E. McCorhas. -f
4- Massachusetts "V. Murray -f-
4- Crane. 4-
4- Michigan John W. Blodgott.
4- Minnesota Frank 13. Kellogg. 4-
4- Mississippi L. E. Mosclcy. 4-
4- Missouri Thomas J. Aklns.
4- Montana John B. "Waltc. -f-
4- Nebraska Charles 1L Merrill.
4- Nevada P. T. Flanlgan.
4- New Hampshire Frank Jj. 4-
4- St rector. '
4- New Jersey Franklin Murphy. -4
4- New York W. U AVard. -f-
4- North Carolina
-f- North Dnkota Alexander Mc- -
4- kenzlc. 4.
4- . Ohio :Myron T. Herrlck.
4- Oregon Charles II. Carey.
4- Pennsylvania Boles Penrose. -f
Rhode Island , -f.
4- South Carolina 4.
4- South Dakota J. M. Green. 4-
4- Tennessee W. P. Brownlow. 4-
4- Texas C. C. Lyons. 4.
4- Utah-C. E: Locsc. 4-
4- Varmont 4-
4- Virginia G. E. Bowdcn. -f
4- Washington Levi Ankony. 4-
4- West Virginia N. B. Scolt. 4-
4- Wisconsin (I lonry C. Payne. 4-
4- Wyoming G. 13. Sexton. '. 4-
4- Alaska John II. Held. t 4-
.4- Arizona ' ' 1 "4.
4- Indian Territory P. L. Slooper. 4-
4- Now Mexico Solomon Luna. 4-
-f Oklahoma C. M. Cade. 4.
4- Hawaii Alexander G. M. Robert-
4- son. 4.
4- District of Columbia Robert R. 4-
4- RIburn. 4.
Bryan Ready to
" Pay Dver Money
Willing to Give Widow of tho Late P.
S. Bennett S75.000 Left
NEW HAVEN. Conn.. Juno 20. Wil
liam J. Bryan came hero today to
attend a hearing In tho Probate
court Ir connection with his position
as executor of tho estate of the late P. S.
Bennett. Tho hearing was ordered on tho
application of Mrs. Bennett, tho -widow,
requesting that the court direct the ex
ecutor to turn over to her tho sum of
$75,000 -which by the terms of tho will was
left to tho widow outright.
It was set forth that the money would
be In the hands of Mr. Sloat, Mr. Ben
nett's former partner, and that he was
ready to pay It under proper authority.
The $75,000 bequest Is not Involved In tho
k-gal light between' Mr. Bryan and Mrs.
Eennott, and when tho proceedings opened
Mr. Bryan said he was ready and willing
to pay thc money to the widow, but that
ho could not see tho necessity for a court
order, since ho had given a bond in this
Counsel for Mrs Bennett Insisted upon
the order, and after sonic furthor discus
sion Judge Clovcland said hc was Inclined
to issue the order asked for, and at hla
suggestion the attorneys agreed to get to
gether and try to frame 11 n order of a
Ill Dredge for Gold
in Snake River
Company Organized Which Will
Operate in the Stream Twelve
' Miles From Weiser.
Speolal to Tho Tribune.
WEISER, Ida-, June 19, A com
pany hns been organized and
arrangements are now under
way for the construction of a
large dredge, which will be operated in
the Snake river, about twelve miles
west of this city. Snake river is known
to be very rich in gold, tho various. bars
prospecting heavily, but the fineness
has been a bar to operations and it is
only by dredging that It can be workod
successfully. The boat will be eighty
feet long and thirty feet wide; will be
equipped with a one hundred horse
power boiler and twenty horse-p5wer
engine and nil the latest Improved,
dredging machinery. It will cost about
$S00O and will handle 3000 yards of dirt
In a day, at an expense of ?60 per day.
Tho machinery has been ordered from
Portland and thc boat will be built here.
It is Intended to have It ln operation
Questions Nov Before
Leaders Are Wrastling With
Tariff Revision, Polyg
a'my, Labor. ,
Vice-Presidency Practically Settled,
Col. Loose National Committee
man Fi'oni Utah.
Special to The Tribune.
CHICAGO, June 20. Three matters
have received attention of the Re
publican leaders here today and
tonight. They are still at sea over
them. They aro: How, to handle tariff
question In platform; shall a plank re
lating to polygamy be inserted, and how
to deal with labor. These questions are
difficult of solution.
Fairbanks for Vice-President.
As to the Vice-Presidency, there has
been a leaning toward the Hoosier all
the time, but he declined to announce
his candidacy or permit his. State dele
gation to present his name. In caucus
this afternoon a resolution was intro
duced declaring that thc State would be
pleased to have tho Senator chosen, but
the Senator would not have it. Ho
made a speech of some length, saying
that he hud not been a candidate and
, was notva, candidate; ..that he, haclj.bccn
urged to become a candidate, and that
he had not changed his position from
the time hc was first mentioned for thc
place, and that he would not be put in
tho attitude of seeking the place.
Tonight at a caucus of the delegation
from the Empire State it was decided
to cast the vote of the delegation, scv-enty-clght
In all. for Senator Fair
banks, i-'cnnsyivania loott swuuai ac
tion. And this settles the question.
The Hoosier Senator will be the run
ning male with Roosevelt.
As to Tariff Revision,
The contest over tariff revision prom
ises to be a warm one. The stand-patters
who are in the majority are hold
ing a tight grip on this question, while
the Iowa Idea crowd are determined
that the matter shall he discussed, not
only before the conunlttee on resolu
tions, but also upon the floor of the
convention. The Iowa delegation in
Congress refused to adopt a resolution
in favor of tariff revision or reform and
the same action was taken by thc
North Dakota delegation. In the lat
ter, however, Senator Hansbrough, who
favors tariff reform and who will offer
his resolution thereon, was placed on
the committee on resolutions. Gov.
Cummins of Iowa will make a pica for
tariff reform on the floor.
Oregon is in favor of tariff revision
and against any Indorsement of the ship
subsidy. Wyoming delegates are stand
patters and have so instructed Senator
Clark, who will be the member' of the
committee on resolutions from that
The anti-polygamy question is also
giving tho leaders much concern. As
told ln these dispatches, representa
tives of women's organizations through
out the country are here. They are
urging that a plank against polygamy
and polygamous practices be placed in
the platform. They are making an un
usually hard light. Interviewing all the
State dolegations upon the question.
Senator Dubois is mingling among
the Republican loaders here in the in
terest of an anti-polygamy plank ln the
Republican platform. Many Republi
cans are criticising him for "bad
taste." The Idaho Senator today made
the statement to Thc Tribune corre
spondent that the Democratic conven
tion at St. Louis would Insert a strong
Members of the Utah delegation nnd
Senator Smoot are active In their oppo
sition to having any mention of jo
lygamy ln the platform, and they are
working like beavers to prevent any
mention of Utah affairs. One of the
pleas they make Is that any such men
tion would have a tendency to Injure
Senator Smoot in the fight that is now
being made against him before thc Sen
ate Committee on Privileges and Elec
tions. What the result will be In the
fight being made cannot be predicted.
The Utah delegation toduy agreed to
make Col. C. E. Loose of Provo. Na
tional Committeeman and placed for
mor Congressman George Sutherland
upon the committee on resolutions.
Labor and Strike Problem.
Another important problem to handle
from , thc standpoint of politicians is
the labor question and strikes. As thc
old politicians have been almost unani
mously opposed to President Roose
velt's choice of Secretary Cortelyou as"
National chairman, fo these same men
arc opposed to anything In tho platform
on the labor question and Its troubles
that would be pleasing to President
Gompere and other labor leaders. It is
not believed that there will be Jiny very
radical pronouncement in the ulatform
on the labor question, .
4 MEN WHO X
X WILL MAKE
4 THE PLATFORM t
C'HICACO, June 20. Tho coin- 4
t mlttoc on resolutions, selected 4-
4 by the State delegations at their 4-
4- caucus today. Is made tip as fol- -f
4- lows. All the vacancies will not be 4-
4- lllled until tomorrow: ., . 4-
4- Alabama Andrew N. Johnson. 4-
4- Arkansas Chark-a F. Duke. 4-
4- California Frank II. Short. 4-
4- Colorado 4-
4 Connecticut Edwin N. lllgglns. 4-
4 Delaware Caleb R. Layton. 4-
4- Florida W. II. Northrup. . 4-
4- Georgia W. IT. Johnson. 4-
4- Idaho W. B. Heyburn. ' 4-
4- Illinois Albert J. Hopkins. " 4-
4- Indiana Albert J. Bevcrldgcj 4
4 Iowa J. W. Blythe. , 4
Kansas Fred Smith. 4
4- Kentucky George W. Long. 4-
4 Louisiana " 4-
4- Maine E. P. SpofTord, , 4
4- Maryland F. L. Goldsborough. 4-
4- Massachusetts II. Cabot Lodge. 4
4 Michigan, Andrew B. Dougherty. 4
4 Minnesota Knutc Ncl6on. 4-
4 Mississippi W. E. Molllson. 4
4 Missouri Boyd Dudley. 4
4- Montana Thomas P. Carter. '
4- Nebraska Frank D. Wllljams. -f-
4 Nevada E. S. Farrlngton. 4-
4- New Hampshire J. II. Galllnger. 4
. , New Jersey John. F. Drydcn. 4-
4 New York Edward F. Lautcr- -f
4- bach. 4.
4- North Dakota II. C, Hansbrough. 4-
4- Ohio J. B. Forakcr. 4-
4-. Oregon J. U. Campbell. 4
4- Pennsylvania John Dalzell. ' -f
4- Rhode Island William L. Hodgr 4-
4 man. 4-
4 South Carolina 4
4- South Dakota N. L. Finch. 4
4 Tennessee Dana Harmon. 4-
4- Texas A. J. Rosenthal." 4
4- Utah George A. Sutherland. 4-
4- Vormont 4
4- Virginia B. L. Gronor. 4
4- Washington J. S. McMlllln. 4-
4- Wc-dt Virginia Goorgo Atkinson. 4-
, 4- Wisconsin John C. Spoonor. 4-
4 Wyomlng-C. D. Clark, 4-
4 Alaska V 4-
4- Arizona . 4
4- District of Columbia 4-
4- Jndbm Territory W. SL Dar- 4-
4- rough. ' j" 4J
4- New Mexico IT. ol Burson, 4-
4- Oklahoma R. A. I.owry. - 4-
4- Philippines- - 4-
4- Porto Rico Robert 1L Todd. 4-
4- Hawaii J. K. Knlanlanaolc. 4-
4- Alaska J. W. Ivoy. -f
4- District ofj Columbia-Robert Rl- 4-
4- burn. 4-
'Iowa Idea" Sat
Upon by Delegates
Gov. Cummins Will, It Is Said, Ad
vocate It? on. Floor of the
CHICAGO." June 20. Tho "Iowa Idea"
wns emphatically laid on the table
today by the Iowa delegation. It
is understood that Gov. Cummins
will advocate It on the floor of thc con
vention on supporting tho Hansbrough
resolutions for tariff revision and re
ciprocity. After the Iowa delegation
had organized today Gov. CummlnB
took the floor and spoke his "Idea" con
cisely embodied In a set of resolutions.
The discussion that lasted for an hour
and a half followed when the resolu
tions were laid on the tabic by an over
whelming vote. The details of the vote
were not read.
Senator Allison, who had been elected
Chairman of the delegation, presided.
J. W. Blythe, of the delegation, a well
known "stand patter," was unanimous
ly chosen as the Iowa member of the
resolutions committee. The Cummins
resolution, which Is the "Iowa Idea"
up lo date, are as follows:
Resolved, That it Is the sense of the
delegation that the National Republican
platform .should be broad onough to fur
nish comfortablo standing room for all
Republicans who believe in tho essential
principles and policies of the party; that
upon tho subject of tariff and reclproclty
It should embody In soma forms:
First, a clear and emphatic declaration
of the time-proven policy of protection. .
Second, an unmistakable recognition of
tho facr that tnria" schedules must be re
adjusted at reasonable Intervals to meet
thc changing conditions of production;
and that any such readjustment should
bo mado by the friends of protection.
Third, that at the next session of the
present Congress thc subject should bo
taken up anu such changes In schedules
should be mude as will provide for our
producers and secure for our consumers
adequate protection no moro, no lesa.
Fourth, a plain and forcible decision for
reciprocity, to be established cither by
treatv or act of CongrcflS, ns circum
stances may deem, when the policy can
bo employed to ineroaso production nt
homo and- increase tbe welfare in com
petitive or non-oompctitlvo thlnsa.
Gov. Cummins, and Col. G. W. French
supoprtod tho Cummins resolutions.
Among thoso who spoke against the
resolutions wore Senator Dolllver.
Zach Mulhall Released on. Bond.
ST. LOUIS, Mo June 20. Zach Mul
hall. live stock agent of thc St. Louis
& San Francisco railroad, who shot
three "V on the Pike at the World's
fair Saturday night, was released today
on bonds of 320,000. Col. Ed Butler
wan his surety. This caused some sur
prise, as it had been decided to hold
Mulhall pending the outcome of the
wounded men's injuries.
i COMFORT FOR I
Plalfornvftfakers Are l
Against Them, l
Mtn Who Are to Decide, l
Matter Have Been I rl
,. -A H
Stand-Patters Will Concede "but One gj
Pledge to Followers of'1
CHICAGO, June CO. The men who !
I are to examine thc platform,
which has been in the possession 1
of Senator Lodgo for several days, iaII
have been selected by the various State h il
delegations and there Is practically nq V
doubt that the declaration for protcc- ? Jf
lion will be emphatic and that there
will be but little comfort for tariff re- '
vislonists. A pledge to make changes i jH
in schedules when such changes are tH
necessary is tho only concessjpn that if'il
will be made by "stand-patters." Pos- JVI
sibly the wording may be changed and illjl
those who have been talking revision A Hb
will secure the use of the wora "re- "ij'll
vised' to express thc idea that is to be ShlH
conveyed, but even this Is considered -
'View of Majority. i'OH
Thc majority arc against having any- j'II
. thing like a general revision of thc H1'!
tariff suggested, and they will contend ,j
for the words "changes ln tariff p
schedules" when "conditions make It ,
necessary," as being ample to cover all q ,H
that Is intended by tho Republican
party. Senator Hansbrough. who in- 1; H
tends to offer a provision for a revision
declaration has not received much I !; nl
support Only Oregon seems to have -VviH
approved the revision Idea, the Senator's ?pjH
own State delegation refusing to give K:jH
him support. Oregon also declared iU
against a ship subsidy, but it is not in- iiiH
tended to make the declaration for an !M IH
Improvement of the merchant marine $LH
indorse any particular plan. Various J if
pkms aro now oeing considered by the $
Joint Congressional Commission, but the v
platform will pot attempt to anticipate ''h'ilH
thc Commission's report. jsAI
Anti-Polygamy Resolution. TH
Some Interest was displayed during Lnl
the day In the effort that is being I'mI
made to secure the incorporation of an
aiiti-polygamy resolution in the plat- j j'
form. It Is being urged especially by !
various women's organizations that I'lH
have been so active in the fight to nn-
seat Senator Smoot of Utah. One j
.prominent man who Is a member of the 11
resolutions committee said that there 1 b
could be no harm In a declaration a'll
against polygamy any more than ln a ' . f
declaration against bigamy. But Sena- '
tor Smoot thinks that any declaration :!' H
on the subject will be used to his dls- i JH
advantage in the Senate; also, It Is fell I' IH
there Is a possibility that any declara- IhH
tion might materially injure thc Re- jH
publican prospects In several Western I fjH
States where there Is a large Mormon 1
Other Important Planks.
Several other suggestions, not now ''(fl
contained ln the prepared draft of thc i'f'H
platform, will be made. One of these MliH
.declares for International arbitration. 1 U
'Another, urging that the Interstate irH
.Commerce commission be given more Itil'H
power to enforce its decisions, will be Hf
offered Territories arc ln a turmoil h jj
about the declaration as to their ad- HH
mission into thc Union. New Mexico 1
'and some Oklahoma men want a ) QlH
declaration In favor of a bill which has !'NH
passed the House and Is pending in the. VH
Senate, providing for the admission of j I'H
Arizona and New Mexico as one State 1 VH
and Oklahoma and Indian Territory as &LH
another. The Arizona delegates are IflH
very much opposed to anything being , W
done, while the Indian Territory dele- j'H
gates sav Statehood Is so remote that flH
they waht a declaration of the home- .'H
rule idea in the making of appoint- ij
ments in Territories. ';
Mere Ratification Meetings. MH
With the time occupied In caucuses of . j'H
State delegations, which, with few cx- , j
ceptlons, were mere ratification meet- j
bigs held to approve State convention
programmes, the day preceding the ! 1
opening of the Republican National N
convention has been the quietest ever ? I
known as the forerunner of similar . h
gatherings. Senators and Representn- jj
fives ln Congress were as thick on the ' j ,
streets and In the hotel lobbies as they 1
are In tho National Cupltol when a par- i
tlculnrly uneventful or dry debate Is In , 'j?H
progress in Congress. Figures promi- 1 H
nent in political strife of fornier Na- 1
tlonal conventions were everywhere.
They mingled with delegates and oth- iiH
ere not on the Inside, talking of any- ; ij'H
thing which promised even momentary j IfH
interest. 1 Hf
Programme All Arrnnged. , ,
When the leaders reached Chicago j '''H
a few days ago they found nothing for f
them to do. The programme vfor the ' U,
convention was mapped out weeks ago, L'"H
and there was a full realization that It KhH
was unalterable. fivl
The principal diversions were offered
by the caucuses of thc Iowa, Illinois itl
and Washington delegations: Gov.
Cummins presented to the Hawkeye
delegation tho "Iowa Idea" in an entire- I'lfH
y new dress. It was ln the form of a i i lil
set plank setting tho Idea foe the.decla-.. f