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Ship Norge Goes i the Rocks,
1 1 DrowelEg ?00 Emigrants
ai ; ;
I KtiONS SAVED
jj liie tats Smashed by
7 Heavy Seas.
:ilpless Women and Chil
dron Dumped Into the
teTi E-ardvora Picked Up "by Passing
fe3 Vessel and Told of 2Tnte of
LONDON", July 3. More than 700 Dan
ish and Norwegian cmlgTantB bound
for Now York aro believed to have
been drowned In the- North Atlantic
; a Juno 25. Out o nearly SOO souls on
1 ' Icard die Danish steamship Norgo, which
m - ' Ml Copenhagen Juno 23, only twonty
1 i a are known to be alive, and for tho
1 test do hope la held out.
When last seen tho Xorge was sinking
l rttre she struck on the lsla of Rockall,
ite Isolated peak raises Itself from a
' diidly Atlantic reef 00 miles off tho west
l cost of Scotland.
1 Early on tho morning of last Tuesday
$ 1 lie Norge, which was out of her courso
' I skre she struck on the Islet of Rockall,
rf, which In the distance looks like a
Hip ender full sail. Tho Norgc was
sdckly hacked off, but the heavy seas
icured In through a rent In her bows.
Ttc emigrants who wero then awaiting
; breakfast below ran on deck. The hatch
si . Tiy3 v.ere scarcely built for these hun
- ifs of souls and became clogged.
Women and Children Drown.
The !orge quickly began to go down
' '. tj the head. Eight boats wero lowered
Sad Into these tho women and children
Tire hurriedly put. Six of theso boats
fiished agaln6t the side of the Norgo
. 1 isd their helpless inmates were caught
f rp by the heavy seas,
1 . Tbree boatloads got safely away from
'lii side of the sinking ship and many of
' I viis emlirrants who were left on board,
fl 5Ldng lifeboats, threw themselves Into
1 ( sta and were drowned.
I Cant. Gundcl, so say the survivors, stood
m trie bridge of the doomed vessel until
n could be seen no more.
Th .Norse foundered suddenly and
, .Kie K0 terrified emigrants were thrown
. fato the water or drawn down with the
: faking ship Those who could swim tried
,' io reach the boats, but these were already
I ! full and their occupants beat off the
II jj trovmini: wretches with oars.
I The boats kept together for some time.
; Virtually all of their occupants were pas-
lutis and were not used to handling
v iwh craft The boat occupied by tho
II isrrkora and which landed at Grimsby
, as a lireboat.
, The fate of the other two boats Is un-
, The lifeboat made fa-ter progress and
") fell In with ihe steam trawler Salvia,
fjn. Nfcat iKxamc of the other boats Is not
JU Jt known.
UC The rescue of those on the lifeboat look
' Ijite on tlir morning of June 20, the sur
) . Wora conHiatlng of twenty men, one of
. t-em a seaman, six women and a girl
One of the sjrvlvors said that when he
tot on deck the Xorgo was half sub
Sirged and was rapidly getting lower In
" tie Wt PI- T-Titr mo,t m-IIIi fri'li flip
CJil pr.ivOrs all struggled for places In the
v)C HI They fought their way to tho big
. flieboat and an ofrtcer Mtowed in the six
- f omen and the girl and then told the mon
UC V ( Ret In.
! The officer then took charge and got tho
- ' ty any from tne side of the Norge.
pcinz that the boat was already ovur
idwl the ofllcer with great heroism
wiped into the water and tried to board
rH J JW61" b0-1 which was not so full. JIo
U , r a,ld was drowned.
lBi Hv 1 ,J ECa ,J' tnls Umc wns a ass of
A Ijfe.LrD8eiing men, women and children,
Of I TP'iff and choking from tht effects of
In I r? Mater The boat rov.-ed clear of this
r, I J'hlng Inferno and Just aa she drew
fO I ay the Korge went down.
I. Survivor Describes Scene.
" R; i.?ilter 'cl3on, one of tho survivors, de-
kritwd as a young American, said;
lu fi wi,ori80mc hours wc rowed In company
& et, , 0 olhor boats, but the strong tldo
I ' ta-Vi Vs away from the others and
1 t,i?,ln hQS 1ce" seen of them since. Tho
4' r J;',a .Picked U3 up and wo wero woll
itr I S i or ,011 board the trawler. All of
! ,,st 0llr entire belongings. ' TVo had
11 1 tiiIraeJn u,at ilerco light for Ufa to
3 ,of -tny thing but tho getting of
3 '-atH in the boats'
I l.i..,e onl' noI)0 except for those known to
' I m.cac?n',u ls that some of tho imml-
irt t s mBhl have been washed up on the
l" i tv2c'n rocV" T1,elr cluuico of being res-
2 .eY,';n ll,en ,s practically nil. for ves-
i ill .8alli,5 tho North Atlantic give Ttock
Ifl Wdo brth as possible.
,U S lf,"03 ot lnls disaster, which It is
1 ,n .llH death record ls greater than
Ifl f Lpr?0U8 tragbdy of the Atlantic,
Bi St? 0 ,v,Llh tno -.rrlvlil tonight of the Sal-
f anV! h?r nomo Port, the llnhlng town
,c t' fonii 7'?,b T" Salvia had been on a
0 i v J B.lu? crulso around the Hebrides.
SJ , .LUc,y chance sho steamed further
I n? i?n. la USUil1 for GrlmBby trawli.-ra
ifl 'T Vr,e11 'n with the survivors of the
t ' wi"u. Avhj for twenty-four hours hail
1 roto3wed -'out in a small boat on tho
o 101.. w:itera of tho North Atlantic. The
I tii ow wero taken aboard the Salvia
. I Aperi? lan,1cd at Grimsby tonight.
I it, ,rainB to tho survivors tho momont
A Yf?iCB9cl struck tho engines wero re-
' i iW and tlle Norgo carco back Into tho
l il't watc.r- Tl,e rent in her bows was
M raniaff0' ll0WC:ver, that sho began to 1111
HT. th ,C93'3 Hght boats wero swung ovor
a fj i chJM?. ,!S rapidly 'and tho women and
V' i f va,!ci' w,'re ut Into thorn first. Thcro
t ' thp Heavy oca running and In lovcHng
- S I isajhed? WU bUt tW0 o them WCr
'it' I c1!;i.XorSe' which had been In tho
Ilk' I : f5bftBen-New York service of U10
" I ' oi 'v ainn-v,ltn-Amei1can lino for a number
1 t- wna an lron vessel of 333 tons
wi and 2m lonH nat
lies at Rexburg
Ho Left Salt lake City in Good
Health, Going to Teton
LIKE a thunderbolt from a clear sky
camo tho Intelligence yesterday
morning that Elijah Funk Sheets, a
pioneer and the oldest bishop of tho
Mormon church, had died suddenly at
Rex-burg, Ida., presumably of paralysis.
Saturday morning Bishop Sheets left Salt
Lalce for a trip to the Teton basin. De
spite the fact that he was S3 years of age,
he appeared to be hale and hearty, and
tho news of his death camo aa a most sad
surprise to his relatives and many friends
here. According to the dispatch, death oc
curred about 5:30 o'clock yesterday morn
ing without any preceding Illness.
Tho deceased was very well known In
this city, having resided for many years
at 1310 South Fifth East stroct-
Ho was born March 22, 1S21. In Charles
town, Chester county. Pennsylvania,
whero his early boyhood was passed. At
the age of C years ho was left an orphan.
For about two years ho lived with his
grandparenLs, when ho found a homo In
tho family of the lato Edward Hunter,
then a wealthy farmer In Chester county.
Hero ho lived until 1G years old. His op
portunities for attending school were very
limited, and his education was neglected.
He was naturally of a mechanical turn of
mind, and at the age of 17 apprenticed
himself to a blacksmith to learn tho
In 1S10 he became converted to Mormon
ism and was baptized Into tho church.
Thb fallowing year he emigrated to Nau
voo, 111., and In 1S42 was mado nn older.
Between tho years 1S42 and 1S4G ho did
missionary work In Pennsylvania and In
Great Britain. He was married January
1G. 1S4G, to Miss Margaret Hutchinson of
Soon after his return to Nauvoo he
started out with tho first pioneer band
for tho "West. He spent the winter of 1S4C
47 at Winter Qunrters, where his wife took
sick" and died. His only child died a few
weeks later, April 0, 1S47, ho married
Susannah Musser, and two months later
resumed tho westward Journey. He was a
captain of ten In Pcrrcgrlno Sessions's
company of fifty, which arrived In Salt
Lako September 22. IS 17.
Along in tho early '50s Elijah Sheets
was elected to the City Council and held
office for twelve years. In 1SGS he went to
Provo on a mission, and for a time was a
member of the City Council at that place.
In 1S70 ho was appointed assessor and col
lector of Utah county. For forty-eight
years ho presided as bishop over tho
Eighth ward in this city. ,
Ho leaves 21 children. 11 sono and 10
daughters, 5G grandchildren and 3 great
grandchildren. Funeral services over the remains of tho
deceased will be held at the Assembly
hall Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock.
The remains may be viewed at tho family
resldenco on Wednesday from 10 a. m. to
io Be Registered
BONESTEEL, S. D., July 3. Prelimi
nary arrangements for tho opening
of tho Rosebud Indian reservation
to settlement are completed, and the
registrations will begin Tuesday morning.
Land Commissioner Richards, who will
have personal charge of the registrations,
will arrive in Bonestcel Monday evening
from Denver. The Government clerks
from Washington reached here from Oma
ha In a special car
Already thero are several thousand land
seekers waiting to register, and every
train Is bringing hundreds more to the
town. A large number of deputies arc on
hand to keep order
N. EW YORK, July 3. Allco Domney
Clarko has obtained from tho Su
preme court an'lntcrlocutory decrco
of absolute divorce from Harry Cor
don Clarke, tho actor. The Clarices were
married at San Francisco on February 0.
S and shortly after camo hero to live.
It wna while Clarko was stopping at tho
llotol St. Andrew In August 11)01. Uuu
cno 1 of tho chambermaids mado a discov
ery ?hat helped Mrs. Clarke to get her
interlocutory decree. A woman co-rc-ipondont
was mentioned In. Iho mil t aa
MIhh Hathway. ' Mrs. Clarko also
charged that her hur.band had been un-dub-
Intimate with Margaret Dale Ow-cn
Inst March at Seattle. Wash. Clarke fle
nlcl tho . charges, but did not defend tho
init when It was put on trial.
Mrs. Clarke will have to wait for throe
months before she can get her final decree.
SELECT VICTOR FOR
CHICAGO. July 3. The Chicago feder
ation of Labor at today's meeting adopted
resolutions favoring the holding of a
union labor convention at Victor, Colo., on
Aucust 25. It was voted to send out to
evert' labor organization in the country a
request to cnd two delegates to tho con
vention, with full power to represent tho
bodies sending them.
More Union Men Deported.
"VICTOR, Colo., July 3. -Nino moro
unlon men, whoso cases had boon passed
upon by tho inquiry commission, wero de
nortcd today. They were sent by railroad
I to Colorado Springs. No guards accom
Gen. Cronje to Marry.
ST L.OUJS, July 3. It Is announced that
Piet" Cronje, tho old Boer hero, and the
widow or a former comrade, Mrs. Johan
na Stomal, will bo married at the world's
fair grounds tomorrow.
Already Has Begun "Work Upon His
Letter Accepting1 the Presiden
OYSTER BAY, N. Y., Jul- 3. Presi
dent Roosevelt rested today at
Sngamoro Hill. Two or thrco
friends wero with him. Tho Presi
dent and Mrs. Roosevelt, accompanied by
all of their children, attended dlvlno serv
ico in tho. morning at Christ Episcopal
church. They were given a cordlnl greet
ing by tho members of tho parish.
Although President Rooscvolt will not
be notified formally of his nomination by
tho Chicago convention until July 20, ho
has already begun work on his letter of
acceptance, which will contain a discus
sion of tho principal events of his admin
istration and his views on the platform
adopted by the party at Chicago.
DENVER. Colo., July 3. President J.
Craig of tho State Citizens' Alllanco
ha3 Issued a statement on tho labor
troubles In this State. An attack Is
mado on President Samuel Gompcrs of
the American Federation of Labor be
cause of his appeal to tho labor unions
of the country for financial aid for tho
miners In their light beforo tho Federal
Tho reputation of the Western Federa
tion of Miners, says Mr. Craig in his ar
tlclo,' Is an unbroken chain of violence
Denial is made that the habeas corpus
has been suspended or that a fair trial
has been refused prisoner.
Tho military nuthor"Jis. President Craig
says, have been used to nrslst the civil
authorities In restoring order, and tho
Governor has never dcciarod martial law.
Peaco would have oeen restored long
ngo, President Craig declares. If tho East
ern press had not encouraged the miners.
No pretense ls mado, he says, that jho de
portation of miners ls a legal act, but It
ls done through necessity.
Tho history of the strikes nnd the fail
ure of tho Legislature to pass an eight
hour law are exhaustively reviewed.
He denies hat tho Citizens' Alliance ls
maklns war on the unions.
William Staplclon, editor of the Den
ver Republican, has received a letter from
John Brlsben Walker, editor nnd proprie
tor of the Cosmopolitan magazino of New
York, n former resident of Denver, and
still ono of tho heaviest taxpayers in tho
State, offering his services as arbitrator
In the Colorado labor troubles.
HONOLULU. July 3. First Lieut. Guil
ford S. Garber of tho U"ltcd States
army, commuted sulcido here by
shooting at 2:15 o'clock this morn
ing Ho placed 'a revolver In his mouth
and then pulled the trigger. He died soon
Garber had been out with some com
panions tho night before. He left tho fol
lowing note. "It's no use, I cannot stop
He also left a check for $130 to the or
der of a friend. First Lieut. Alden Trot
ter of the artillery, and another check
for for his company funds. His ac
counts apparently are straight.
Garbcr's homo was at Madison, Ind.
Hit: father M. C. Garbor, Is a prominent
Indiana newspaper man and politician,
nnd young Garber was appointed on re
commendation of Senator Fairbanks.
Watson and Allen
Hay Lead Populists
SRINGFIELD, III.. July C A move
ment was started tonight to make
tho standard-bearers of the Populist
party of 1901 Thomas E. Watson of
Georgia and ex-Senator William V. Allen
of Ncbra-Jka. As to which ono of the
gentlemen shall head tho ticket there
seems to be little preference.
Ex-Senator Allen arrived this afternoon
accompanied by a largo delegation from
Nebraska, but will not talk on tho sub
ject J. A. Edmlston. vice-chairman of
the fusion wing of the party is leading
tho light for Allen. ,
Ono hundred Southern delegates arrived
tills afternoon, headed by Jo A. Parker,
who at once started a boom for Watson
fTt" 3Smderstood that Mr. Watson will
not attend the convention, and the friends
of Mr. Allen bellcvo that after tho latter
makes his Fourth of July speech tomor
row at the Stato arsenal there will bo a
ntampedo among tho delegates to tho Ne-bruskan.
For "Harmon and. Harmony."
CINCINNATI, O., July 3. A number of
leading Cincinnati Democrats, who arc
not delegates, but who are enthusiastic
advocates of tho nomination for President
of Judge Harmon, left tonight for St.
LMaiiv from other parts of the Stato who
are not delegates will go to, St. Louis In
tho Interrst of "Harmon and harmony.
Judge Harmon's name will be presented
cousin oi Grovr Cleveland and former
couslng of Grover Cleveland and former
United States District Attorney nt Cin
cinnati under the Into Domocratlo admin
Russian Vessels Sunk.
TOKIO. July 3. Admiral Togo reports
that a Russian guardshlp, resembling a
bnttlcfllilp. was torpedoed and sunk and a
Russian destroyer sunk at tho entrance
of Port Arthur lost Monday night.
Forty More Injured,
Some May Die.
Train Running Fifty Miles
an Hour Dashes Into '
Passengers Bound for St, Louis, and
Many Delogates to Democratic
LITCHFIELD, 111., July 3. Tho Chi
cago limited on tho Wabash rail
road, duo in St. Louis at 7 p. m., a
half-hour lato and running fifty
miles an hour, was wrecked tonight lnsldo
tho city limits. Tho engine ran Into nn
open switch and struck a freight train on
a siding. Tho engine and tho first three
coaches wero piled In a heap across tho
track, caught tiro and wero consumed.
It 13 believed that twenty persons per
ished in theso coaches and that forty wero
Injured. Threo of the Injured havo since
The last car on the train, a special from
Wisconsin, was pushed back and saved.
Nearly all of tno passengers wero bound
for St. Louis, and many of them wero
delegutcs to tho Democratic National con
vention. I. R. Mills, ono of tho dead, was
Internal rovenue collector at Decatur, 111.,
and a prominent Republican. Ono of tho
injured Is E H. Rose of Riverside, Cal.,
who was hurt Internally.
Cars Piled Upon Engine.
"Wo wero In tho chair car at tho rear of
tho train, and it did not leavo tho track,"
said W. Bachelor of Chicago. "Whon tho
accident occurred tho front cars plied up
on the engine, took llro and burned. Thcro
wero dead and Injured people all around,
and It s,eomed to us that thcro were forty
killed, and probably the numbor ls not so
Tho train consisted of six cars, nil heav
ily loaded with passengers. The threo
rear cars, a diner and two sleepers, wero
not derailed. The other cars wero piled
up In an Indescribable mass, and with tho
crushed freight cars ,on the siding took
frefgllcars was louded with explosives,
and for a tlmo this had tho effect of re
tarding the work of tho rescuers.
Dr. P. J. II. Fnrrcll of Chicago, one of
tho passengers, directed tho rescue work,
giving medical attontlon to tho Injured.
Temporary hospital headquarters wero
hastily established at LItchllold. and the
Injured were removed to It. A driving
ralnatorm prevailed. The dead wero re
moved as speedily ns posslblo to under
taking rooms. It ls probable that tho ex
act number of the dead will not bo known
for soveral days, as the passengers assert
that bodies wero cremated In the burning
A. E. Darling of SL Louis, one ot tho
passengers on board tho observation car,
"I saw two persons burned to death.
Ono was a man and the other a girl. I do
not know their names. Wreckage held
them down until tho heat becamo unbear
able, and tho men who wero trying to
savo them could not remain another mo
ment. Thcro was another passenger, a
woman, whoso feet wero pinned down by
a heavy beam. It could not bo moved and
sho begged that her feet bo cut off. Tho
llames drove everybody away beforo she
could bo saved.
"F. Ward of Chicago showed particular
nerve One of his legs had been torn off.
When ho was carried out of tho wreck ho
flald: 'Lay mo down somowhero and go
back and save tho women anil children. "
The wounded were mostly taken to pri
vate houses In tho vicinity of tho wreck,
and later on thoso who wero nblo woro re
moved to hospitals. The survivors of the
disaster went on to St. Louis lute tonight.
Charles Corneauk, station agent at
Lltchileld, said that tho wreck was tho re
sult of malicious mischief. Ho said It was
plain that tho switch had been tampered
Alongside tho train on a sido track was
a box car filled with powder, consisting of
about GOO cans. All the passengers of tho
wrecked train who were ablo to help and
many of the citizens of Litchfield removed
the powder from tho car and carried It a
safe distance from tho flame3.
St. Pierre Bald, Montreal, Canada.
L. O. Eachtadt, Chicago.
Mrs. C. F. Luther, Milwaukee.
Dan II. Davis, Decatur. 111.
Joseph Bardcr, delogato from North
James Sanford, engineer. Decatur. III.
Samuel Smith, llreman, Decatur, 111.
Mrs. Perklnfl. Chicago.
I. II. Mllla. Decatur. III.
H. M Dutrich, Toledo, O.
Row N. M. Mills. Brldgeton, N. J.
R. A. Drctrlch. Chicago.
Florenco Smith. Chicago.
Miss Haklns. Chicago.
Howard Groves, train dispatcher.
Unknown boy, about 10 years old.
E. IL Rose, Riverside. Cal., Internally.
S. A.' AsqulvIlch, Waterloo, la., Inter
nally. William Archibald, Honeoyc Falls, Ky.
William Balls, Chicago, fatally.
Mrs. Candvou, Milwaukee, lntornall-.
Gleason S. "Ellis. Marahflcld. 111.
James Flzzcl. Taylorvllle, 111.
Harry M. Cosaway, St. Louis.
Alois Gelireg. ...
Mrs. Theresa Gehrog, Internally.
Mrs. Anna Kenyon, Kingstown, Ky.
Mrs. Gertrude lvltt, Chicago.
Mary Kltt, 10.
Joseph Kltt, 10 years old, burned.
Joseph Kltt, aged 12. burned.
J. A- Wllcoknut, Chicago.
S. Livingston, collector on train.
J. S. Macomber. Perry county, Ky.
Miss Huldah Nock, Arlington Heights,
Harry Rink. Cincinnati
James B. Roborts, Catlin. Ind.
Harry S. Rubons. Chicago.
William J. Schradcr, Chicago.
Frank Smith, Chicago.
Mrs. Frank Smith. Chicago.
Mru. Ellaboth Weber, Chicago, seri
ously. Charles Ward, Chicago, seriouBly.
W B. Thorp, Chester, Pa.
Miss Fannlo Tlpson, Internally.
Mrs. B. F. Tcnney, Ada, Minn., lnter-
"b'.F. Tennoy. Ada, Minn.
Mr. and Mrs. W. Bachelor of Chicago
escaped with slight Injuries. 1
Powerful Foes Fight Parker, 11
but His Friends Are Legion
VICTORY FOR PARKER FORECASTED
BY EARLY CONVENTION ARRIVALS
ST. .LOUIS, July 3. It looks like Parker. NTine out of every ten
men who have been closely watching the situation think that
Parker will be nominated by the second, or not later than the
' At the same time, there is enough uncertainty to make the situ
The balloting is five days away, and a great deal may happen
in 120 hours.
With many unpledged and uninstructed delegates, with delega
tions that will consider their instructions fulfilled after one or two
ballots, coupled with the fact that there is a strong under-current
against the leading candidate, much might happen.
If the opposition to Judge Parker had the elements of cohesion
he could be defeated, but the difficulty of mixing milk and water is
not yet successful.
This a Gorman Day.
If not Parker, then Gorman, or remotely Cleveland. . This
has been a Gorman day.
All the elements that could be used to aid the Maryland Senator
have been put forth today. His friends have been in evidence and
the strongest arguments brought to bear to show that he ought to
The Congressional influence has been a factor, and Senators
, and Representatives and Congressional employees talking and
working for Gorman has given evidence of the popularity of the
Maryland Senator among those who know Lira. ,
Senator Gorman is not coming to the convention and will not
enter into a scramble for the nomination, nor will he be a party to
a movement to defeat the nomination of Parker for the benefit of
some other man McClellan or Cleveland, for instance.
Many Band-Wagon Delegates.
There has developed two distinct situations without regard to
candidates. One is a desire to "mix it up'" and have a convention
which will be uncertain up to the last moment. The other is a
"band wagon" contingent, which wants the matter settled as soon
as possible and to get close to the driver. Thus it happens that
delegations with favorite sons are among those who would like to
prolong the contest and be among the first to swing for the win
Some uninstructed delegations would be glad of the opportu
nity to make the Presidential candidate, if they were sure they could
pick the winner, xsaturally, the "band wagon" delegates are now
counted for Parker, but if it were possible to show them another
man who would win they would be ready to support him.
The opponents of Judge Parker raise a number of objections.
Hill, as his political backer, and August Belmont, as a representa
tive of the business interests behind him, are said to be unpleasant
for many delegates.
Objections to Hill and Belmont,.
The opposition of Tammany in Isew York and of Hearst and
P.ryan in other portions of the country has some effect Of all the
candidates suggested, Parker seems more objectionable to Bryan
and Hearst than any other man, Cleveland alone excepted. Yet
several of the delegations under instructions for Hearst freely an
nounce their preference for Parker and expect to vote for him on
the second ballot.
The Cleveland talk has been on the wane, but there is quite a
contingent that is watching the situation with the hope that a con
dition may arise which will make Cleveland's nomination advisable,
but this could not be brought about except after an exciting and
During the day there has been some talk about Mayor McClel
lan, but it is recognized that his birth in Germany would furnish a
small element of uncertainty, while a still greater factor is the solid
delegation of New York State supporting another candidate.
Soon after Mr. Bryan's arrival in St. Louis there was some talk
about Judge Gray, mainly because a report had been circulated
that the Nebraska man would support Gray in preference to any
Occasionally the name of Joseph Folk is heard, and it is appar
ent that Missouri Democrats do not want any further prominence
given to tho young Missouri attorney.
Sharp Contest Over Platform.
The Presidential situation lias been sufficiently interesting to
keep the Vice-Presidency and the platform somewhat in the back-
ground, although both have received consideration.
Many drafts of alleged platforms have been brought to the city
and several prominent Democrats are said to have the real thing,
but it is said that the platform will be made in committee, and after
n sharp contest. It is known that Senator Gorman made a draft of
a platform and sent it here with the Maryland delegation. This will
be presented to the committee on resolutions.
Men from the far West have been making quite an active can
vass for former Senator George Turner for Vice-President, and the
names of Marshall Field of Chicago, Benjamin F. Shively of Indi
ana, John Kern of the same State, David B. Francis of Missouri,
David S. Pose of Wisconsin and John Sharp Williams of Mississippi
are among those Avhose names are mentioned in connection with the
second place on the ticket; but. as long as there is doubt about who
will head the ticket, no great excitement can be worked up over the
L second place. j
BRYAN KNOCKS II
CHIEF JUSTICE 11
Sys ie Would Prove ' II
That the Battle Would Begin if!
With a Foot Rac and III
End With a Rout. II
Nebraskan Had Scarcely Entered tho H f I
City Until He Began Punctur- m tm
ingr Parker's Big- Boom. B j
ST. LOUIS, July 3. William Jen- 11
nlngs Bryan arrived at the Jcffer- n jH
son hotel shortly before noon to-
The Instant he "walked Into the lobby flj
he was surrounded by a crowd that IB fl
pressed forward to shake his hand. II
There was no cheering nor demonstra- jlj H
tlon of any kind beyond the pressure ( IB H
of the throng, which flnallj became so H IB
dense that he had difficulty In reaching I IB jH
his room. ' Wj ff
As soon as he entered the door of his ' B flj
apartment the visitors were upon him, B W
and from that time on he was given no IB OR
rest. He declined to express an opln- U H
ion regarding the outcome of the con- (B
ventlon. in fl
"I see," he said, "that It has been rc- Irfl
ported that I am to be a member of B I
tho committee on credentials. I "would fi M
like to be, but I will not be. I am to fl H
be a member of the commltteo on reso- IB H
lutlons, and I could hardly serve on K H
them both. JB m
Shall Gavel Hule Control? i' BSb
"The committee on credentials will ID jfl
have an Important matter to settle at IB H
this convention. It must determine IB H
whether or not tho party Is to be ran i ! Hj
by gavel rule. m H
"In my opinion, thero Is no more Im- wj H
portant question before the convention Ifl H
than whether or not a few men. one of ) ' V SK
whom happens to have a gavel In his j tmW
hand, shnll override the wishes of the Mm
voters who have selected certain men i mm
to represent them In conventions. fl H
"The people elect their men, and mm
should have them; but in some cases 8 H
of late It does not seem as though they jfl jU
were getting them. I am opposed to jfl H
such proceedings from every stand- :K H
On the subject of the platform Mr. H H
Bryan was more non-committal. "I m Hj
have heard talk," he said, "of a gold HI
Vplonk in tho platform. Of course, It jfl m
goes without saying that I am opposed jfl H
to such a thing and I will not stand fl flj
"Does that mean that If a gold plank B
ls Inserted In the platform that you I M
will leave the convention?" Ifl M
Sidesteps a Little. I m
Mr, Bryan laughed heartily as he re- H Ifl
plied: "I do not think that I will be mm
called to answer that question In the jfl jfl
convention, any more than I am com- j IB W
pelled to answer It now. Really, I j flj K
cannot discuss such a question." j fl BJ
When asked If ho had any particular i I II
plank that he proposed to father be- j fl
fore the committee on resolutions, Mr. J fl ifl
Bryan declined to say, merely remark- j fl H
Ing: "I cannot talk on that matter be- fl U
fore the meeting of the commltteo on ! A H
resolutions." Ifl M
Neither would he eny if ho would ac- ' M
cept a financial plank compromising 11 at
between an affirmation of the Kansas fS.
City and Chicago platforms and a gold js jlj
plonk. Ill II
Mr. Bryan said he hoped to see a B M
platform satisfactory to the Democrats
who had borno the burden of the fight IB If
In recent campaigns. fl ft
On tho subject of candidates he I R I
maintains tho attitude that he has fl I
maintained all along, saying that he B II
ls not urging tho .nomination of any H 11
particular person, and will be satisfied i fl II
with anyono whose Democracy is un- fl II
questioned, and who can be trusted to 11
faithfully carry out Democratic policies Hll
after election. H H
Parker's Nomination Improbable. KB
Later In the day Mr. Bryan gave out . fl
the following formal statement: j ,W H
"After conferences with a number of ifl m
delegates from various sections, I am JR M
satlsilcd that tho opposition to Mr, , fl fl
Parker ls sulllclent to mako his nom- H M
lnatlon Improbable. Thero has been no H II
concentration on any candidate, but jfl 9
two arguments arc having weight with 9W
the delegates. Among the radicals the , jig Q
feeling Is that the party must not bo , Jfl I
surrendered Into tho hands of Wall I I
3treet. Tho inlluences back of the Par- H I
ker candidacy are so Intimately assocl- ) ! I
ated with the trusts and great corpora- ', j Mm
lions that the Democratic party could ' MM
not appeal to tho masses. Tho party jl K
cannot afford to entrust Its future to MJJ
the men who were responsible for the HI)
party's defeatB In 1S9G and 1900. If Mr. ;
Parker had a record of his own he ' MM
might be Judged upon that record. But ffljij
as he has refused to speak, he must ba ' MM
Judged by the record of his political , y ma
manager, ex-Senator Hill, and his i Hj t
financial agent, August Belmont, and i WM
their records. A man who is weak j . JHgj
enough to put his candidacy in thoir