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3 9ST Satt Liim TEasim 'Wedtesda'T Moehtsg-, July 6, 1904. 1
I watching In silence the working out of
the party programme.
Making of the Platform.
The making of the party platform
will be one of the moat Interesting of
the contests. It is certain that many
persons, disappointed in their ability to
nlr their 'share of authority in the
ticket-making, will take up the plat
form discussion and advance Ideas as
widely diverging as those presented in
the dozens of the State convention plat
forms offered for the consideration of.
the National convention.
Both. Factions Alert
The New York delegation Is active In
tho platform question and the Bryan
forces are equally alert. While it Is
unlikely that any effort will be made
to reaffirm the Kansas City and Chi
cago money planks, it Is deemed Im
probable that an attempt will be made
to declare for the gold standard. There
fore, both factions have their idea as
to what the harmonizing planks will be.
Masses Like the Spectacular.
Around the hotel lobbies there is lit
tle platform talk, yet the- leaders have
never ceased to give It their attention.
But It is the spectacular that the
masses like. The making of Presiden
tial candidates is their role, while plat-
Senator Francis Cockrell of issour
I forms are left to the men of letters.
Likewise the nomination for Vice
President has not been taken up seri
ously. It has been talked in the lobbies,
but no expression has been received
from the real leaders, and until some
indication comes from that quarter the
ticket will not center for long in any
one way. It appears to make no differ
ence to the hotel lobby ticket-maker
that many of the persons suggested
"have eliminated themselves from dis
cussion. Seats in Great Demand.
It Is certain that no convention will
be more largely attended than that
w hlch,, opens tomorrow. Seats are In
&reat'' demand and are unprocurable.
The supply has been exhausted, and
almost any premium could be exacted
by such persons as always find some of
the much-sought cards for the purpose
of speculation. Several of the State
delegations today appointed committees
to visit the National committee, In or
der to get Increased supplies of admis
sion tickets. Most of the applications
I FIGHT AGAINST PARKER.
Opposition Holds Meeting to Com
plete Plans to Prevent Nomi
nation of New Yorker.
ST. LOUIS, July 5. A number of rep
resentatives of the opposition to Judge
Parker met for conference today in
Mr. Hearst's headquarters at the Jef
ferson, arid after adjournment gave out
the following statement:
"After a consultation among the mem
bers representing the various candidates
and delegates opposed to the nomina
tion of Judge Parker, it was formally
agreed among them that the nomina
tion of Judge Parker Is Impossible. The
opposition represents easily much more
than one-third of the votes necessary
to prevent a nomination, all of whom
agree not to support Judge Parker's
candidacy under any circumstances."
Opposition Is Determined.
The discussion in the conference and
elsewhere developed a determined dls
i portion to make a test of strength on
I the first ballot, at least, before surren
dering. They claim that even since the
deflection of Pennsylvania they will be
able to control 100 votes more than the
t necessary third to prevent Parker's
' 1 nomination, but many of them concede
the Impossibility of .maintaining their
i lull strength through many successive
ballots unless early Inroads can be made
i upon the Parker stronghold.
Where Danger Lies.
This danger Is made evident by the
i conditions Jn the anti-Parker delega
tions. It Is stated, for Instance, that
fully one-half the Kansas and Colorado
i votes will go to Parker on the first
1 ballot, and Maryland and West Virginia,
. which constitute, the wat of Mr. Gor-
man's strength, are ready to go over
to the New York candidate as soon as
i they can be releaseH from their pledge
I to Senator Gorman. The West Virginia
; delegation la quite at sea because Mr.
Gorman has not yet indicated his at
tltude. Senator Davis Is holding them
I; In line for the Maryland man if they
j are needed, but, once released, all but
j two of tho delegates will go to Parker,
j Wliat Claims Are.
The. claim Is made today that Ala
bama will lead off In the vote against
Parker, and the hope Is expressed that
the example will prove strongly encour
aging to other delegations whose In
clinations Are unfriendly to the New
Simple Way to Cure
"Take .a Mi-o-na Tablet After Each.
Meal' Says F. C. Schramm.
With Ml-o-na. there is no bother of
guessing at the dose or using so many
spoonsful or anything of that klrj.d.
This valuable remedy for the cure of
dyspepsia is In tablet form and Is the
simplest way to cure the disease.
"Just take one Mi-o-na tablet after
ach meal," says Druggist P. C.
Schramm, "and In a few days you will
find digestion improved, health relurn
mg, and good, solid flesh added." This
remarkable remedy Is not a mere dl
gestlve; it mingles with the food, and
j Is readily assimilated by the system. It
1 aids digestion and regulates and
1 strengthens the whole digestive tract,
ao that after Its use for a short time
healthy and natural action Is restored
to the stomach and "bowels.
No one runs the slightest risk In
purchasing it, for P. C. Schramm- will
give his personal guarantee with every
50c box ho sells to refund the money
It does not cure.
Parker Phalanx Like a
Withstands All the Efforts
Made to Pull It
Anti-Parkerites Cannot Find a Can
didate to Unite Upon or
ST. LOUIS, July 5. Parker's strong
position remains unshaken. The
opposition has made many as
saults during the day, but has ap
parently made no Impression. The solid
and substantial phalanx of the New
York jurist has withstood all efforts of
the friends of other candidates, and to
night is apparently stronger than ever.
Assurances of accessions from In
structed delegations after the first bal
lot have been received from men who
are now tied to other candidates, which
the Parker adherents say insures a
nomlantlon by the second ballot.
Concede Parker's Election.
All day long the anti-Parker men
have tried to offer a candidate who
would unite a third of the delegates,
so as to have a rallying point when
complimentary ballots have been cast
for favorite sons. The Impossibility of
uniting has been made manifest and
the most zealous opponents of Parker
concede his probable nomination not
later than the second ballot
Parker Opposition Disturbed.
The Parker opposition was disturbed,
but not routed, by the action of Penn
sylvania last night. The sixty-eight
votes of that State had been for weeks
placed In the Parker column, and are
part of thjr 600 odd votes that have been
claimed for him. They were not In
structed, however, and If they could
have been secured for any other can
didate, it would have been a serious
blow to the Parker Interests.
Criticism of the action of Pennsyl
vania has been free and harsh among
some of the anti-Parker men, but others
say that a proposition made by one of
the Pennsylvania leaders Is quite fair.
It is said that after the action of the
Pennsylvania delegation last night a
J. S. Williams, Who Will Be Tempc
rary Chairman of Convention.
member of the: delegation held a con
ference with some of the anti-Parker
leaders and said that Pennsylvania,
notwithstanding the Indorsement of
Parker, would give sixty-eight votes to
any Eastern candidate, with the excep
tion of Hearst, upon whom the oppo
sition would concentrate enough pledged
votes which, together with the sixty
eight votes of Pennsylvania, would
make two votes more than one-third of
Who Would Be Satisfactory.
Among the candidates named who
would be satisfactory were Pattlson of
Pennsylvania, Gorman of Maryland,
Gray of Delaware, Harmon of Ohio,
Olney of Massachusetts and Color- of
New York. Upon this proposition some
of the anti-Parker men have "been work
ing, but they have not been meeting
with much success. Cohesion of the
anti-Parker meif is apparently Impos
sible. Hearst cannot transfer his dele
gates, and his supporters cannot prom
ise the Instructed and pledged Hearst
men for any man after Hearst is out
of the running.
Chafing Undor .Restraint.
Massachusetts will give no Indication
or pledge of her delegates beyond Olney.
The same Is true of Wall of Wisconsin,
Harmon of Ohio and Cockrell of Mis
souri, although It Is supposed that Mis
souri will go to Gorman should there
be an opportunity. The Gorman men
in West Virginia, Maryland and the
District of Columbia prefer Parker to
uncertainty, and arc chafing under the
restraint imposed upon them by the
venerable Henry G. Davis, who clings
to the hope that something may turn
up favorable to Gorman.
Hung Upon Slender Thread. ,
Upon slender threads of various kinds
the Parker opposition has hung its
hopes, while tho Parker men have been
moving forward with calm assurance to
other matters connected with the con
vention. Former Senator Smith of
New Jersey, who has been holding his
delegation In the leash while It was
anxious to go to Parker, said that Par
ker would be nominated, unless tho
disagreement on the platform should
drive some State delegations from New
An Illusion Dispelled.
A story was current that David B.
Hill, Hushed with the fruits of victory,
would undertake to force upon the op
position a platform so radical that
some of the Southern delcgatea would
break away from Parker. But the Il
lusion was dispelled. It was tonight
learned that Hill would not be chair
man of the resolutions committee, but j
that John A. MacMahon of Ohio or
Senator Bailey of Texaa would be
chairman of the resolutions committee
and that Bailey had been selected to
cross swords with William J. Bryan In
tho debate over the platform on the
floor of the convention.
After Band-Wagon Seats.
Not the least of the efforts of tho
anti-Parker men has been directed to
ward preventing a stampede by dele
gations, whether bound by Instructions
or otherwise. It Is tho rank and file
that Is pressing for the wagon seats,
and while the antl-Parkcr leadors
speak disparagingly of the men who
are eo anxious to be on the winning
side, they aro aware that these dele
gates cannot be held together very long
In the face of the compact Parker
forces, with an almost solid South lined
up for him, with New York and Penn
sylvania for him, as well as votes In
many other sections. It Is very difficult
to convince the average delegate how
Parker can be defeated under these
conditions and he Is anxious to partici
pate In the nomination of a successful
Waning of Bryan.
An Interesting feature of the day's
proceedings was tho development of the
waning of Mr. Bryan. Tho National
committee, selected four years ago by
a convention following his unques
tioned leadership, today turned away
from him in settling the Illinois con
test. Mr. Bryan had made the fight
against Hopkins his own, and the
unanimous action of tho committee in
dicated clearly that he no longer wield3
his old-time marvelous control.
Nebraskan Has No Following.
Many times during the past few clays
the suggestion has been made that Mr.
Bryan would swing his strength to this
or that candidate, and the Democrats
who were anxious to organize a win
ning coalition investigated and found
that outside of the Nebraska delega
tion the former candidate had no fol
lowing save the few scattering dele
gates who were bound by the unit rule
and Instructed. Many visitors called
at the Nebraska headquarters during
the day and examined tho plaster cast
of Mr. Bryan on the mantel, but these
callers were not the men who are In
control of this convention.
May Be' a Clash.
It Is expected that there will be a
clash with Mr. Brym over the plat
form, but that document Is not predict
ed to be a conservative utterance. Mr.
Bryan is to bo accorded a .respectful
hearing, but the dominant element in
the comentlon, It is frequently assert
ed, will not temporize or attempt to
placate any conciliation.
No Concession to Minority.
The forces which will adopt the plat
form and name the candidate for Presi
dent will also name the Vice-President,
and this element has allowed It to be
come known that no concession to the
minority, no vote-catching expedient,
was to be adopted in choosing the
nominee for the second place.
As to Vice-Presidency.
So much attention has been given
to the Presidential nomination that no
conclusion has been reached regarding
the Vice-Presidency. Several names
have been mentioned and one or two
active candidates are In the field. Tho
friends of former Senator Turner of
Washington believe that he may be
nominated. Several Northwestern
delegations from the Intermountaln
country are to be thrown for Judge
Parker In anticipation of reciprocity
from those most interested in Mr. Par
What Is Wanted.
Thus far no sign has been given by
teh leaders that a candidate will be
sought on the Pacific coast: in fact,
somone who will add strength to tho
ticket In Illinois and Indiana Is wanted,
and if a satisfactory man can be found
In either of these State he will un
doubtedly have good support. The
suggestion has been made that David
S. Rose of Wisconsin might be selected,
but that State refuses to have him con
sidered, for fear that anything of the
kind might be considered as disloyal to
JE. C. Wall as a Presidential candidate.
Benjamin P. Shlveley and John W.
Kern of Indiana and David R. Francis
of Missouri have been mentioned In
connection with the second place, but
no effort has been made to secure con
sideration for any of them.
HELD HEATED CAUCUS.
Ohio Delegation Adopts Resolution
Declaring Delegates Should Vote
ST. LOUIS, July C At a caucuB lasting
several hours, the Ohio delegation to
night adopted a resolution declaring that
delegation should volo their voluntary
preferences for candidate for President.
A majority express themselves for Judge
Parker, and since Ohio Is undor the unit
rule .this action Is believed to presage
tho action of tho delegation In flje con
vention. It was agreed, however, that the
action of tonight's caucus should not bo,
binding. It Is understood that Judson
Harmon's name 'was withdrawn at his
request, tclegraphod to a close friend In
John R. McLean was elected national
committeeman, Tom Johnson alone op
posing the motion that tho election bo
John A, McMahon was elected over Tom
Johnson as member of tho resolutions
Much fooling was manifested In tho dol-
Need food that will keep brain and
nerves well" nourished else the brain
grows dull and tires quickly.
Suppose you spend a few minutes
studying the subject and a few days on
an easy pleasant trial of GRAPE
NUTS food that will furnish a clean cut
argument to drive trie facts homo.
A Btrong, sturdy, money making set
of brains CAN bo built on Grape-Nuts
and TRIAD PROVES IT,
There's a Reason.
cgatlon at the action of the Parker men
lit wlthdarwlng the nanio of Julon Har
mon. It was claimed that earlier In tho
day forty out of forty-nix of tho delc
daton had been pledged to vote for Har
mon for tho Presidency and Hearst and
McClcllan mon and silt tho factions op
posed to Parker wero urged to concen
trate on Ohio's facorlto son.
In tho expression of preference, Iho
final voto stood. Parkor 23, Olnoy 2, Mc
Clcllan 7, 'Hearst 4, Harmon 7, Folk 1,
Tom Johnson voting for tho last-named
TO DEFEAT PARKER.
ST. LOUIS, July 5. The anti-Parker
men held a meeting In the room of
Senator Pettlgrew tonight and dis
cussed means to hold enough votes to
prevent the nomination of Parker. Be
ll, F. Pot ti grow.
sides Pettlgrew there were present
Towne from the Tammany delegation,
Hardy from Delaware and Tarpey from
California. A committee was appointed
to take charge of the anti-Parker move
ment, with a view of inlting upon a
programme of action. It was claimed
by those- present that more ,thau -100
delegates were represented in the meet
ing who would not voto for Parker, and
that they would be able to hold them
until the New Yorker was defeated.
. GORMAN'S POSITION.
ST. LOUIS, July 5. Tho nearest ap
proach to a definite statement frbm Sen
ator Gorman as to his altitude before the
convention was made tonight by his inti
mate friend, former Senator Davis 6t
West Virginia. It camo after a. day of
constant pressure upon Senator Davis
from his own delegation to secure ; defi
nition of Mr. Gorman's attitude and was
very brief. Ho simply said. "It 13 un
derstood that Mr. Gorman docs not desire
that his name should bo presented to tho
He added tho opinion that In all prob
ability tho vote of the State would be
divided, on tho first ballot between Sena
tor Cockrell. Mr. Iloarst and others. He
did noU Include Mr. Parker, but some of
the members of the delegation say that a
number of them will not voto for Judgo
. WESTERN DELEGATES.
ST. LOUIS, Mo., July 5. The Nevada
delegation met today and elected
George Russell chairman of the delega
tion. Senator Francis 'G. Newlands
was selected for the committee on reso
lutions; P. C. Webber, for credentials;
W. E. Sharon, for rules and permanent
organization. J. H. Dennis was elected
member of the National committee.
With a divided 'delegation, the Ore
gon delegates met today, organized and
elected officers, but did not come to any
understanding regarding the Presiden
tial nomination. Four of the delegates
are In favor of Parker, two arei for
Hearst and two have hitherto been
classed as anti-Parker. W. F. Butcher
was elected member of the resolutions
committee, C. D. Redfield, a member
of the credentials committee, and the
election of a National committeeman to
succeed M. A. Miller was postponed
until after a candidate for President
has been nominated, in order that Ore
gon's member of the National commit
tee might be In harmony with the
The Montana delegation organized to
day and elected Senator William A.
Clark chairman. The unit rule was
adopted, but the consideration of can
didates was deferred until tomorrow,
lhc following were selected to repre
sent tho State committee; Gov. Joseph
K. Toole, permanent organization; W.
G. Conrad, credentials; Joseph Smith,
rules and order of business; Martin
Maginnls, resolutions; IT. A. Gallway,
to notify the nominee for President; J.
D, Losekamp, to notify the nominee for
Vice-President. C. W. Hoffman Was
elected National committeeman. Sena
tor Gibson was absent. His alternate,
Joseph Smith, Is serving.
ST. LOUIS.' July 5. Tho Now York
, Parker people continue to assert that
neither a permanent chairman nor a vico
1 residential candidate has been agreed
upon, but It was gossiped about tho cor
ridors Hint tho Parker people had sent a
request to Senator Gorman to preside. Ho
bad not ben reached, howovor, having
left his homo for Washington. Tho Mary
land delegation had no word from him and
hla son, who Is here, Maid that ho had
been unablo to reach him. So the matter
Is In abeyanco.
At the Washington headquartors tonlr-ha
a meeting of the delegation was hold to
discuss the candidacy of former Senator
Turner for tho vice-presidency. After tho
conference tho statement was made that
a careful canvass of the delegates led to
tho belief that Mr. Turner was gaining
strength and that ho nlrcndy had received
assurances that made him very sanguine.
Mr. Turner, while avowedly a candidate,
declined to dlHcuso tho subject, Baying
that his friends hnd the mnttcr thorough
ly In hand and wero taking caro of Ilia
Bandit Admits That He Shot Ser
geant of Polico in Billings,
Special to The Tribune.
EUTTE. Mont., July 5. O. O. Mosler,
ono of tho bandits who held up nine
gamblers In tho Owl saloon at Bil
lings four nights ago, was captured
by Sheriff Potter and posso In Wyoming
and is now In Jail at Red Lodge. Tonight
ho confessed that ho killed Sergeant of
Police Robert J. Hannah, who was shot
while trying to Intercept tho robbers. Mo
sler says he fired at Sheriff Hubbard and
Mayor Fred Faster and then Jumped from
tho second-story window of his refuge,
making his escape. Mosler, In his con
fession, acknowledges discharging a shot
gun In the officer's stomach after he had
commanded the latter to throw up his
hands. Mosler told the officers whero
ono of their caches was located and over
$200 were found hidden under rocks. Mo
sler (s being held at Red Lodgo for fear
of lynching at Billings
Committee Decides in
Decision Based on Ground
That Stato Convention
ST. LOUIS, Mo., July C The
sub-committee " of the Na
tional committee, which yes
terday and last night heard
the evidence In the fourteen districts of
-Illinois, today reported to the National
committee that It was the unanimous
opinion of tho members of the sub-committee
that the Hopkins delegates be al
lowed to retain their seats. The report
was concurred In and the Hopkins peo
ple will hold their seats unless ousted
by the action of the committee on cre
dentials. Ground of Decision.
The decision of the sub-committee was
based on the ground that the State con
vention was supreme, that fights in tho
district caucuses are not proper matter
for adjudication by the National com
mittee, and It Is not the business of the
National committee to go behind the
record of the convention as submitted
to them. This shows that the Hopkins
people are rpgularly accredited dele
gates, and because of this fact the sub
committee gave its verdict for them and
did not consider that it had any right
to go behind the returns and take up
the evidence submitted. The fight'
should have been, In the opinion of the
commlttee, made In the State. This at
titude of the National committee sus
tains the contention of,the Hopkins peo
ple, who Insisted yesterday In every
contest that the National committee did
not have the right to decide contests in
Hearst Hen Despondent.
The Harrison and Hearst men were
greatly disheartened by their defeat, and
announced their Intention of carrvlrMiflHl
the fight before the committee on cr9n I
dentlals. and If beaten there, before tnfly'
convention itself. WF
This statement did not alarm tna'f
Hopkins people, who said that tho arifeuCL
gument that won for them before ttiBiTf
Nntional committee would hold good beSnl'L
fore tho committee on credentials, aniH -before
the convention also.
"It is all over," said John P. Hop' gWv
klns. "We won, as 1 knew we would ET
There was, In fact, nothing else for th'i . k
committee to do. What steps may bi fklL
taken later will havo no effect. Oir tn
delegates will remain Just where th I -.111
Stato convention seated them." - "
The victory of the Hopkins factlol fe
was also a defeat for W. J. Bryan, wh ft.nfl
has made the fight almost a persons'
matter. He yesterday attended thl ;vl
hearing in the greater part of the con $S
test, and showed his anxiety In every &-:
way to win the seats for the Harrlsor Wf.
and Hearst people. t i
Don't Like It. ' W&tt.
"The action of the committee I far-lfer,:.
reaching," he said, "and means that thaw'r.Ql
work of a few men is to stand bofore thaftjS'
wishes of the majority of the delegatesXfftju
I hope the credentials committee wllill"'!
see the matter in a different light." 3Nu
The contests In the other States werquBF
reportcd by the various aub-commlueesfHsji-as
previously announced, and their ac-flWft
tlon was approved by the National comptf"
mittce, which then adjourned.
Two Canvasses Made. aB5
After the adjournment of the com H
mlttcQ it was announced by three dlf Kifc
fercnt members of the committee that ?!
the report circulated early In the dayl K
to the effect that the Hopkins people Stt(
were to be unseated In several districts 5ft'
was correct. The first decision of thefff
committee was to declare the Hopkins, ir
men out In the Second, Sixth. Ninth'? pd
Twenty-first, VTwenty-thlrd. Fifteenth
and Sixteenth districts. After reaching! fe
this decision the committee went over; 1!8
the ground for the second time, andjtjfiifl
decided that they had no jurlsdlctlonlPjfe
in the matter and that the record of the!
State convention should be held suBlffi
Last Committee Meeting. SSp
The National committee held this af-jSpT
ternoon what will probably he Its laetf?.y
.meeting. The reports of sub-commlt-flpji
tees appointed to hear contpsts In thelMjjJ
States of Illinois, Indiana, Pennsylvania,f?5r
Ohio. South Dakota and the District olj J
Columbia were heard and coj;cuvred InJj
These- reports In every Instance recoin-i S
mended the placing on the temporarrl-S
, roll-call of the convention of the conVj W
tests. No one contest was succesefuUcj!
The majority of these will go before jig
the committee on credentials. 2i)
Members From Islands. j Kfr
Palmer Woods of Honolulu was de j
clared a member of the Committee, toj
succeed William H. Cornwell. deceased? j
A resolution was passed providing that 5
the delegates from the Philippine! K
islands and from Porto Rico should he4 ,gj
given seats In tho convention but nojj'jM
votes until their status had been fixed? r
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