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I'.hould be no- misunderstanding In re
gard to who wns the object of the ova
tion, the Nebraska delegates wrenched
from the lloor the standard marking
their location In the hall and waved the
banner high above all others. That was
a signal for Mr. Bryan's -following to
congregate about their lender. Adopt
ing the Nebraska delegation's example
jthcr anti-Parker States tore loose
their standards and rallied about Mr,
Was Deafening1 Roar.
For a short time some degree of order
was maintained among the majority of
delegates, but the sight of the great
human wallH forming, the galleries,
shouting themselves hoarse, throwing
and waving handkerchief, umbrellas
and coats and many persons on the ele
vated platform yelling, and motioning
ncouragement, proveu too much for
the more orderly delegates to with
stand. They Joined with the demon
strative ones until the thunderous ap
plause was converted Into a deafening
As the applause opened, Temporary
Chairman Williams, who was ready to
tjill the convention to order, started In
to subdue It with his gavel. Soon that
was drowned out completely. Seeing
that he was getting no aid from his
fellow convention oftlclals, Mr. Wil
liams contented himself with a desul
tory pounding with his heavy mallet,
which could be seen but not heard. The
i onfuslon In the hall whs unprecedent
ed. Strong-lunged admirers of the Ne
braskan openly left the seats In the
spectators reservation and massed
about the Nebraska delegation. The
noise of the demonstration Increased In
volume even after It Beemed that the
limit of endurance must have been
reached. All other displays of enthus
iasm was dwarfed In comparison.
Worship New Idol.
After the applause had continued un
broken for more than fifteen minutes.
Temporal-' Chairman Williams again
tried to get the attention of the dele
gates and motioned the band to play.
When again and again he signalled tho
musicians, only to learn a moment
later that the Instruments were pouring
out fll the volume of which they were
capable. Not a note could be heard on
the speaker's platform unless It
was listened for Intently. Then
' It was that the conservative
fprccs turned to the aid gf the
chair. They started the applause for
Parker. His name on u purple banner
proved almost as magnetic ns Bryan In
the flesh. From one Idol to another,
the gathering turned.
Williams Yields Gavel.
The report of the committee on per
manent organization was made. Mr.
Williams named Sehator J. W. Bailey
of Texas and Representative Cockran
as a committee to escort Representa
tive Champ Clark to the platform to
assume the chairmanship. Mr. Wil
liams said In yielding the gavel that ho
was- hot reluctant to part with It, and
his sigh of relief when his labors were
over, showed that he was In earnest.
The delegates and spectators alike were
tired out when the permanent chair
man stepped forward to address them.
Mr. Clark summarized the situation up
and wisely made only a few remarks
and recognized a motion to adjourn un
til 10 o'clock tomorrow. The motion was
uarrled with cheers.
I CONTEST OF GLADIATORS,
Galleries of the Great Convention
Hall Filled With Spectators to
ST, LOUIS, Mo., July 7. With tho
promise of a contest of gladiators over
tho adoption of the report of the com
mittee on credentials the convention hall
filled early for the afternoon setslon.
Long before the delegates began to ar
rive the galleries filled. The band gave
a concert, which was appreciated and
applauded, and every number wao en
cored. Women again predominated among
the spectators. The convention officials
have managed to organize for more ef
fective work, and are maintaining ex
Delegates came In slowly and took
their places without causing demonstra
tions of any character. The band held
the undivided attention of the gather
ing. The attendance was larger than
at either of the previous sessions.
Clark Accopts Chair.
As he was going Into the hafl Champ
Clark said to the Assoclated-Press rep
resentative: "I have received a cordial telegram
from Senator Cockrell. saying he would
bo glad for me to act as permanent
chalrmnn. If we do not get blocked I
see no reason why we should not dlsnoKA
mMM cf the nomination for President some
MMM time tonight. I shall call the vlce-
Mm chairman to the chair while Missouri's
J name Is called and will nominate Cock-
mmU roll. I was determined no one should
mMM Fay that I had done anything to endan-
gcr his chance?."
William J. Bryan was given an ova
mm tlon when ho onterefl the hall Just prI6r
to the opening of the afternoon session
mmM of the convention. lie was half way
mmm down the alale when he was first recog-
j nlzed. There came a terrific yell from
j a group of delegates In the rear of the
ball, and Instantly It was caught up by
MMM the crowd and tho cheers rolled up In
mmU a roar, Mr. Bryan passed slowly down
the aisle, picking his way through tho
MMM delegates who were massed In the
MMM aisles. He paid no attention at first
mmm 'to the demonstration, but quietly
MMM sought his scat. The galleries Joined
mmm In the cheering, hundreds of the crowd
MMm standing up in their chairs and wav-
Mm Ing hats and handkerchiefs frantically.
MMM The band struck up and the friends of
Mm Mr. Bryan, believing this to bo an effort
MMm to smother their shouts, yelled louder
Wild Frenzy of Yells.
A man climber to the chairman's ta
MMm ble and began to wave his arms up and
Mm down, shouting unintelligibly. In a
Mm moment Mr. Williams caught sight of
MMm him, and grabbing the enthusiast's
MMm trousers, hauled him down. A wild
Mm frenzy of yells followed the act of a
MMM Nebraska delegate who seized the Ne-
braska seat sign and waved it high in
MMm the air. Delegates from Kentucky,
J Fouth Dakota, Iowa, Missouri and
J Montana took the cue, and catching up
mmU their State signs, hastened with them
to the Nebraska, delegation where they
waved them in a circle around the Nc
Mm braska. sign. Daniel J. Campau of
Mm Michigan, a gold Democrat, did his best
to lead the enthusiasm by rushing up
MMM the stops leading to the chairman's plat-
MMm form and waving his hat wildly.
Parker Men Take a Hand.
Tho Parker men at once sought to
MMm offset the Bryan demonstration by
Mm cheers on their side. The men of the
MMm South, came to the front in this effort,
MMM and the Georgia delegation, who carried
MMm a blue rVtcu banner Inscribed "Gcor-
MMm gla Pjkcr Delegation." every time
MMm Ihey marched Into the hall, at once
waved It high and started toward tho
platform. An enthusiastic delegate
from South CaroliM caught the sign
of his State from Its staff, tore up the
steps, and after brandishing the white
disc wildly shook It at the Bryan and
Hearst men, and then placed It flat
against the blue banner as though he
was nailing the flag of his country to
a masthead. The Parker men came up
swiftly now, and before the South Car
olina man had lowered his hand tho
men from Arkansas, Alabama and
Pennsylvania were turning over chairs
and pushing through the aisles on their
way to his side. After Pennsylvania
came Mississippi, New Jersey, Tennes
see, Indiana, Louisiana, Texas and
Virginia. The demonstration hud re
solved Inself Into a Parker outbreak
more than a testimonial to Bryan, and
It so remained to the finish, which was
eighteen minutes after Mr. Bryan en
tered the hall. The Parker men claimed
that they had Information before en
tering the hall that the Bryan demon
stration had been arranged.
The nearst men and Tammany men
were prepared to meet It by a Parker
counter-outburst of their own.
Effort to Stop Noise.
As the noise began to subside, Chair
man Williams seized a huge mega
phone and endeavored to announce
that the recess had ended, and It was
time for the convention to come to or
der. There was still so much confu
sion as the huge gathering was trying
to compose Itself that the chairman's
voice, even through the megaphone,
was hardly audible. It was finally as
certained that the commltttee on cre
dentials was ready to report.
Bryan Moves to Platform.
Just at this Instant Bryan arose In
his place and began making his way to
the platform. As soon as this was ob
served, up went the convention again
on Its feet, and the cheers arose with
fresh vigor. When Mr. Bryan mounted
the platform. Young Deford, one of the
secretaries, fot on a table next the pre
siding officer, and throwing both arms
Into the air, shouted and waved his
arms frantically and another outburst
of applause occurred, but It was of
short. duration. Mr. Bryan's objest In
going to the platform was to present a
mlnorlay report to the credentials com
mittee. He Is a member of the com
mlttctc by proxy, bearing that of dele
gate Casper of Nebraska. When Mr.
Bryan was fully on the platform, the
spectators In the galleries to the rear
gave him a cheer. He turned around
and made many bows.
Credentials Report Not Beady.
Chairman Head of the committee
had not yet put In an appearance with
the majority report of tho committee,
and delegate Kerr -of Pennsylvania
was dispatched for him. In the mean
time, amidst great confusion, delegate
Robinson of Alabama Jumped on his
chair and shouted a motion that, pend
ing the arrival of Mr. Head with the
report. Gov. Beckham of Kentucky ad
dress tho convention. This motion was
put through the megaphone and de
clared, carried. It was some moments
before Gov. Beckham was-heard from
and when he was, he requested to be
A motion was then adopted that
Bourke Cockran of New York be asked
to address the convention. The secre
tary announced through the megaphone
that Mr. Cockran was not at the hall.
He then called out. "The band will
kindly strike up some tunc."
Music Sets People Wild.
The band was quick In response with
"The Star Spangled Banner," and the
entire convention stood. The band then
struck up "Dixie" and a mighty roar
went up, the Philippine delegation add
ing to the scene by unfurling Its Amer
ican fiag with Philippine streamers
fioatlng from the top. The secretary
yelled, "The chair requests the band to
play "Yankee Doodle," and cheer af
ter cheer broke forth as the band
played the favorite anthem In march
ing time. Other selections followed,
and "My Maryland" was the sign for
another hearty cheer, many voices
throughout the hall joining In the re
frain. At this moment, Mr. Head, chair
man of the committee on credentials,
entered the hall and made his way to
the platform, to the apparent relief of
Credentials Committee Reports.
As soon as the band was through,
Mr. Head read the report, which was
In line with the decisions already pub
lished. The report declared In favor of
seating all the delegates who were on
the temporary rollcall, with the excep
tion of Alfred Orenrorf. who was sub
stituted for Duncan C. Best In the
Twenty-first district of Illinois. Tho
report was as follows:
In those States ami Territories whero no
contests have been filed, we carefully ex
amined the original credentials of tho
delegates and alternates, and find the
same to havo been correctly certified to
the chairman of the national commlttoo,
and the roster as prepared by tho chair
man and secretary and submitted to this
convention for Its temporary organization
is correct and accurate, and we unanim
ously recommend Its adoption by tho con
Your commltlco desires to say that they
realize as this convention muBt. that it
was absolutely impossible for this com
mittee to havo done more, in the limited
tlmo which they could possibly give to
this great number of content, than ex
nmlne the principal questions Involved and
dispose of them in such manner as In their
Judgment would nearest meet tho needs of
Justice and best Bubscrve tho Interests of
the Democratic party In those States, Ter
ritories and distant Islands whero the con
tests arose. There were filed with this
committee argument, briefs, raCords, affi
davits" and telegrams in several of those
contests which would have been Impossi
ble for your committee to havo oven read
in less than ten days. Tho committee
gave to each of tho contestants and con
testces who desired to appear before us all
tho time It was possible to do, and In each
case endeavored to ascertain Ab near as
could be all tho Important facts bearing
upon each contest. In tho State of Illi
nois, however,, tho aovcral contesting Con
gressional districts were naked to select
those to speak for all tho contents In that
In the matter of the contests from dis
tricts 2, 3. C, S, 10, 11. 12. 15, 16. IS. 23 and
25, and the feats of Bent T. Cablo and
John P. Hopkins from the State at largo,
in Illinois, your committee recommend
that tho delegations as named by tho na
tional committee are entitled to seats as
the regularly accredited delegates and al
ternates. In tho matter of the contest from the
Twenty-firet district of the State of Illi
nois, your committee reports that the
names of Alfred Orendorff and A. B. Car
man fta delegates and J. N. C. Shumway
and Jokic F. Griffin as alternates arc en
titled to j;ats In this convention as tho
properly accedlted delegates and alter
nates. In the matter of representation which
tho Island of Porto Rico -and tho Philip
pine Islands shall havo In this convention,
your committee recommends that each or
said islands bo accredited with six dele
gates and fix alternate. From the Phil
ippine Islands W, 8. Wisdom, Hugh Bon
ner. Junge A. C, Carson, Barry Baldwin
and C. W, O'Brien as delegates and Wll
llnm T. Swartzout. Victor Delpan, D. W.
Taney, L. J. Lambert, J. M- Coin and T.
Hodgson as alternates, were named as tho
regularly accealted delegates nnd alter
nates. The report concludes with recommending
that Indian Territory nnd Oklahoma each
be allowed to elect eight delegates and
eight alternates to represent them In tho
next Democratic national convention. In
view of the largo increaso in their popu
lation. Received In Silence.
Mr Head Is the fortunate poraereor
of a voice of strong carrying power and
his reading restored greater ,qulet than
had existed up to tho time he com
menced to speak. No sign of approval
or disapproval greeted the decisions of
the committee. He announced that a
minority report hod been submitted In
th caaj of the District of Columbia, and
he understood ono was to be submitted
In the Illinois case.
A delegate from Vermont moved that
the chairman order the galleries cleared
until better order wav preserved.
Chairman Williams at once declared
that he would do that exact thing un
less the people in the galleries refrained
from disturbing the convention.
Protests Are Made.
When Mr. Hei. moved the adoption
of the report Chairman Williams asked
If there was a demand for a division
on the question.
Mr. Bryan endeavored to address the
chair, but Delegate Keyts of California
made a louder demand and was rec
ognized to move the seating of the con
testants from the District of Colum
bia. He was at once followed by Dele
gate Grady of New York, who made a
vigorous protect against that part of
the report relating to the Philippine
Delegate Sutro of the Philippine del
egation requested to be heard.
Chairman Williams ruled that he had
no right to recognize him. This ruling
seemed to meet the npproval of the con
vention, as cries of "right," "right"
were general, though the galleries be
gan a fresh clamor, ind threats to clear
them were again made.
Chairman Settles Question.
Chairman Williams followed his rul
ing against hearing the Philippine dele
gation with declaring that part of the
report of the committee dealing with
the Philippines out of order. His rul
"So much of the report of the com
mittee on credentials as admits to this
floor as representing a part of the
United States the Philippine Islands,
declared by the Supreme Court of the
United States not to be a part of the
United States, Is out of order."
The chairman then put tho question
as to the adoption of the report of the
committee on credentials, with the ex
ception of those parts on which a sep
arate vote was requested. The report
was adopted with this condition. A
separate vote was then demanded In
the case of the District of Columbia
and In the Illinois cases.
The report of the committee was
adopted without further delay, and Mr.
Williams turned to Mr. Brynn and
Bryan Is Recognized.
"The chair now recognizes Mr. Bryan
In the matter of the contests from the
State of Illinois." This was enough to
start up the Bryan cheers again, but
Mr. Bryan at once beckoned for silence
with his right hand, while he held his
minority report on the Illinois con
tests In his left.
In n moment he had the cheering
checked and began the reading of the
report. His voice was clear and he
was heard plainly, although not using
extraordinary force. The convention
remained In attentive silence, which
was emphasized by comparison with
the wild confusion that had prevailed
almost continuously since the conven
tion began Its outbreak at 2 o'clock.
Minority Report Lengthy.
Mr. Bryan's report was a long, type
written document, which he read de
liberately. Its dryness began to Im
press the galleries after the reading had
progressed ten minutes, and the hum
of Inattention began to heard. He was
accorded most respectful attention,
however, and succeeded better than
any other speaker who has been be
fore the convention In making himself
heard. Mr, Bryan concluded reading
the report at -1:12, it having taken him
thirty-five minutes. During the latter
part of the report he was frequently
interrupted by cheers from the gal
lery. He concluded by asking that fif
teen minutes on cash side be allowed
for tho hearing of the contest.
The report which Mr. Bryan moved
as a substitute for the majority report
Illinois has a State central committee
with ono John B, Hopkins as Ita head.
Finding Itself In a minority In the Stato
convention the said commltteo deliberate
ly planned to override the Democratic
vote of the State, and secured by fraud
and intimidation n majority of tho dele
gates to the national convention. To this
end they brought contests In a number of
districts outside of those controlled by
tho said committee, and placed their own
men upon the temporary roll call of tho
Then they had a credentials commltteo
mado up, and as far as possible had tho
district members of tho credentials com
mittee taken from the contestants whom
they had seated. The credentials commit
tee, without Intention to go Into tho
merits of tho contest, seated the Hopkins
delegates In every Instance. The minority
of tho commltteo on credentials presented
a report, but Mr. Qulnn, tho chairman of
tho committee, declared that tho minority
report was only advisory, and would be
filed for record Ho then put tho voto
upon the minority report and declared It
carried and refused a roll call, although
It was then and there demanded.
The report says that tho contestants
davits and hundreds of pages of docu
mentary evidence, but that tho contcstees
offered no affidavits and no documentary
evidence except tho report of tho conven
tion officers, and no evidence at all but
that of their own unsupported oral state
ments. The report concludes: "Under all
tho circumstances the minority bellevo
It is imperatively necessary' that this con
vention shall repudiate tho outrageous ac
tion of the convention of Illinois. To do
otherwise Is to disregard the principles of
the Democratic party "
Tho report, after further revlow of the
estlmony, recommended that tho con
tcstees from tho Second, Third, Ninth,
Twelfth, Fifteenth. Sixteenth, Twenty
third and Twenty-fifth Congressional dis
tricts Joining with the majority In seating
tho delegates from tho Twenty-first dis
trict. Bryan Speaks for Minority.
The chairman recognized Mr. Bryan
to speak In behalf of his motion to sub
stitute the minority for the majority re
port. Chairman Head of the credentials
committee claimed his right to have
the closing statement In the debate.
The chair ruled that Mr. Bryan should
take such time as he should choose, and
announced that the other side should
have as much time as Mr. Bryan took.
Mayor D. S. Roeo of Milwaukee asked
what had led up to these contests In
Illinois, and he was Informed that he
was not proposing a parliamentary in
quiry. Nebraskan Is Heard.
The chairman then recognized Mr.
Bryan. Word that Mr. Bryan would
take this opportunity to make his great
effort before the convention had got
abroad, and tho audience rustled with
expectation as the Nebraskan arose and
faced It. In opening his speech Mr.
Bryan announced that ho hod not come
to the convention with the Idea of
bringing up any question that could or
would create division. He was greeted
by cheers, and when he declared that
he hoped and believed the convention
would select a ticket which could he
supported by a united Democracy, the
cheers were redoubled.
Denounces niinois Majority.
An outburrt of approving yells
greeted his announcement that the con
entIon In Illinois was conducted by
men who were on & level with train
robbers. He declared that two years
ago John P. Hopkins had pursued a
courso contrary to that followed In the
Illinois convention, and did not dare to
follow precedent this time, because he
would have been repudiated if he had
done so. Tho initial sentences' of Mr.
Bryan's speech which carried his hear
ers Into cheers wero:
What Bryan Hoped For.
"I still hope that we shall be able to
agree upon a platform that will repre
sent the sentiments of all of ue, so we
can present to the country the plat
form of a united party." When the
cheers which greeted this sentiment had
subsided the speaker uttered these
"I will go further than that. I still
hope that we shall bo able to present
to the country a ticket behind which
we can stand as a united party."
Again the convention enthuslnstlcally
Indorsed the sentiment expressed.
Spoko Twenty Minutes.
As Mr. Bryan concluded he was
greeted by an outburst of cheers. He
occupied twenty minutes, and asked to
be given ten minutes to conclude after
the other side had been heard. The
cheering which followed hlsjconcluslon
lasted several minutes and the audi
ence showed a disposition to become
Choir Is Firm.
"I shall ask the police to attend to
persons persisting In the disturbance."
declared Chairman Williams. Then,
pointing his finger over to tho left, he
demanded: "Officer, go over to that
West Virginia banner and. If that man
does not desist from his disturbance,
take him out" The chairman's firm
ness had the desired effect.
Menzies Is Bitter.
Delegate Menzies of Indiana, n mem
ber of the credentials committee, was
then recognized, In opposition to the
minority report, Mr. Menzies was bit
ter at the outset. When he criticised
Mr. Bryan for his Interference In the
Illinois, affairs there were hoots, hisses
and applause Intermingled. Mr. Men
zies was apparently somewhat nettled
by the Interruptions and disorder, which
were rather marked In contrast to the
close attention that had been given Mr.
Bryan. He shouted out that he would
be heard, and the audience would have
to remain all the longer In "this sweat
box" if it persisted In disorder.
Asks Pointed Question.
After reviewing the case Mr. Men
zies said: "The gentleman from Ne
braska dealt In strong language and
positive assertions, I think, unsupport
ed by facts or evidence. I would like
to know, however, great as he Is, what
has constituted him a court of appeals
to pass on a contest In the State of
Illinois and wherein his wisdom Is su
perior to that of the committee on cre
dentials of this convention. Great as
he Is, he Is not so omniscient that he
can know a case without over having
"The main question at the very' pith
of the controversy Is whether tho con
stituted authorities of the party, act
ing under the forms of political pro
cedure and bound by the party, Bhall be
recognized here, or whether a case
based on exparte evidence, upon bare
assertion, without facts to support It,
will bo recognized ns a precedent In
the Democratic party.
Will of Majority.
"The gentleman from Nebraska for
cefully said he believed In the great
elementary principle, but I have been
taught by the same great mind that
promulgated to man that cardinal prin
ciple of freedom that the will of the
majority must be ascertained In some
well defined, orderly method of parlia
Several times as Mr. Menzies spoke
he was interrupted by calls and cries
from the balcony Just opposite the
speakers' stand, while another gallery
to his left was frequently disorderly.
Mr. Menzies concluded amid mingled
applause and cries of protest. He had
spoken for Just a quarter of an hour.
The chair then recognized Frank P.
Qulnn- of Illinois, who had fifteen min
utes of time In which to conclude the
partisan debate for the contestees.
Quinn Asks for Fair Play.
"Gentlemen of the convention," said
Mr. Qulnn. "I want to say to you that
I am always a Democrat who believes
that the majority of the party should
rule. I am so good a Democrat that I
do not reserve the right to vote until
after the Democratic convention. I am
so good a Democrat that I never call
a man a train robbor and a thief uri
less I know the facts to be so. I am so
good a Democrat that In 1S3C, standing
upon the platform of the Democratic
National committee I stumped the
State of Illinois and hurled the lie into
the teeth of Democrats and Republi
cans who charged that William J.
Bryan was dishonest and a rcpudlator.
In 1S96, I ran for the office of recorder
of my county and I vas defeated, but
I never assumed the right, by reason
of that defeat to nominate harbor mas
ters, coroners and mix up In Democrat
ic petty quarrels all over the State."
Mr. Qulnn closed with a plea for a fair
Attempt to Gag Quinn.
Mr. Qulnn was eo frequently Inter
rupted by the galleries that Chairman
Williams was forced to appeal to the
convention for him.
Delegate Richardson of Alabama, ris
ing and addressing the chair, declared
that It was evident that an organized
attempt was being mado to suppress
the facts In the case by preventing
Qulnn from being heard, and the chair
man again threatened to have the gal
As to Gavel Rule.
"How about gavel rule?" shouted a
voice from tho rear of the hall, al
luding to one of Mr. Bryan's sentences.
"You want to know about gavel rule.
I'll tell you about gavel rule," replied
Qulnn. Before he could continue a dis
turbance started In the balcony Just
back of the alternates' seats, and one
disturber was seized and ejected by
two city policemen.
Interrupted by Hopkins.
During tho Intermission created In
Mr. Qulnn's speech by this episode John
P. Hopkins walked up to the front of
the rostrum and called up to Qulnn,
"Talk facts, John." 'Till talk them."
replied Mr. Qulnn. Resuming his
speech, he briefly narrated the election
of himself as chairman of tho conven
tion, and of Hopkins and Calve as tho
dclegates-at-large, and asked for fair
treatment for his side.
Ejected From the Hall.
In addition to the one man first
ejected a half-dozen men In one of the
balconies who wero constantly inter
rupting the speaker were nlso put out
of the hall by tho police Senator Mar
tin of Virginia rushed up and ordered
that "the blackguards be put out," and
the police responded quickly.
Mr. Bryan then arose to conclude. He
again was given a warm welcome of
chcerp. Raising his hand, he mado the
request that the convention should not
take his time. Immediately there was
silence. When he declared he hod been
In tho committee-room at 3 o'clock In
the morning and knew more about the
details of the case- than those who ac
cused him of Ignorance, he was cheered
to the echo. He spoke In his most ear
nest manner and concluded with an
expression of willingness for unity, add
ing: "But God forbid that it should be
under a trolled banner."
A snappy outburst of applause fol
lowed, but was not prolonged, and the
whole body, delegates and spectators,
showed plainly the weariness born of
the Intense heat and long session.
Head Accuses Bryan.
Chairman D"cad of the credentials
committee followed, accusing Mr.
Bryan of contributing little to the har
mony he was advocating. Mr. Head ad
mitted that there were things done In
Illinois which should not havo been
done, but the committee had weighed
the facts and its decision was fair and
unprejudiced. Before ho concluded
conversation " had been renewed
throughout the hall and the conven
tion was growing restles?. There were
loud cries of "question" and "vote"
ns Mr. Head retired.
Nebraskan Demands Roll Call.
"The question," said the chairman.
"Is on the substitution of the minor
ity for the majority report." The noes
were In a heavy majority, and before
the chair announced the result of the
vote. Mr. Bryan, who was on the plat
form demanded the roll call. The de
mand was promptly seconded, and the
cleric proceeded with the call. It was
tho first test of strength In the con
vention and was listened to with in
terest. First Test of Strength.
The Hearst faction cheered every
vote in favor of the substitute, and
were supported by those parts of tho
gallery which had so frequently inter
rupted the anti-Hearst speakers. A
break In the Parker strength camo
when Kentucky voted solidly for the
substitute. By the time Minnesota wns
reached the voto stood 115 for the sub
stitute and 47 against.
Voto Closely Followed.
The vote wns followed with Intense
Interest by the delegates. Mr. Bryan,
who remained on the platform while
the roll was called, gave the responses
his undivided attention, but his be
trayed no sign of feeling.
Illinois requested to be passed when
Its name was called. A Michigan del
egate, questioned the announcement of
that State, and a poll of that delega
tion was taken, hut tho result wns not
altered. Missouri's vote for the sub
stitute was wildly cheered, but this
was a whisper to the roar that went up
when New York voted solidly against
New York Decides Question.
The votes of New York adopted tho
report of the committee and defeated
the substitute. Pennsylvania voted as
New York had voted, and J. P. Gorman
of that State demanded a poll, saying
that four delegates had not been asked
for their votes. The poll was taken,
the result being 11 for the substitute
and 57 against. John S. Rilling of
Pennsylvania arose In his seat and an
nounced that under the unit rule the
vote of tho .State should be cast accord
ing to the majority vote, and the
chairman sustained him, thus throw
ing tho State's full vote against the
Majority Report Adopted.
The result showed 517 against the
adoption of tho minority and for It 299.
Tho question then recurred on the
L adoption of the mnjorlty report. By a
"viva voce vote, there being no votes
against It, It was adopted amid such
confusion that the proceedings were
It was exactly 6 o'clock when de
mand was mado by the chairman for
the report of the committee on per
manent organization. Representative
DInsmore of Arkansas, chairman of the
committee, was requested to come to
the platform. Another delay was
caused by the prevailing disorder, and
Mr. DInsmore finally proceeded amid
much confusion as many spectators,
and some of the delegates, wero leav
ing the hall.
Clark Permanent Chairman.
The name of Champ Clark as chair
man wns received with applause.
Chairman Williams appointed Senator
J. W. Bailey and Bourko Cockran of
New York to escort Mr. Clark to tho
Mr. Vanderveer'of Missouri endeav
ored to move an adjournment until S:30
O'clock tonight, but was not permitted
to do so, pending the appearance of
the permanent chairman on the plat
form. Clark Is Introduced.
With his hat In hand Temporary
Chairman Williams presented Mr.
Clark as permanent chairman, and as
Mr. Clark bowed In acknowledgement
he was heartily welcomed. Mr. Clark
at once plunged Into his speech. He
was greeted with applause and given
attention. Mr. Clark has an Ideal voice
for a convention. Everybody could
hear him and he was listened to atten
tively. At the conclusion of his speech,
on motion of Mr. Kerr of Pennsylvania,
John S. Williams by a rising voto was
thanked for his services as temporary'
Adjournment Is Taken.
A motion to adjourn was adopted and
the chairman declared "the mooting
standB adjourned until 10 o'clock to
morrow morning." s
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DENIED BY RUSSIA.
Officials Declare That No Battle Is
in Progress Near Liao
ST. PETERSBURG, July 7. Tho
War office denies that a battle Is
In progress, as reported by tho Liao
Yang correspondent of the London Tele
graph, who In a dispatch under today's
date, says that a severe battle was pro
ceeding 1 twenty-five mil os from there,
and that numbers of wounded wore be
ing brought In from the mountains. The
officials of the War office repeat tho
substance of the explanation contained
in these dispatches today, saying that
the correspondent of the Dally Tele
graph probably referred to the recon
naissance In force made by LIeut.-Gen.
Count Keller July i In the direction of
Mo Tien pass, east of Liao Yang, full
details of which were telegraphed here
ond cabled to the Associated Prvss the
samo day a long distance from Gen.
Sakharoff. to whose army Gen. Keller's
corps belongs. Gen, Sakharoff reported
that tho Russians lost more than 200 of
ficers or men In killed or wounded. The
report of the Dally Telegraph corre
spondent was doubtless due to his see
ing the stream of wounded brought In.
The War office has no nows of further
fighting of Importance. .
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Mr. Clark Undertakes
to Define Them,
Permanent Chairman of St.
Louis Convention Deliv
ers an Address.
Like Ir. Williams of Mississippi,
Ho Attacks Platform of
ST. DOUIS, July 7. Permanent Chair
man Champ Clark, In talcing the chair,
spoke In part as follows:
In his haste, King David said that "all
men aro liars." Had ho been in Chicago
while Senator Henry Cabot Lodge was
reading the Republican platform he would
no doubt have pronounced the same opin
ion moro leisurely, for surely there never
was more mendacity packed into the samo
spaco in any document purporting to bo
a grave stoto paper.
onaiti'spviii o en3.
"Thrice Is ho armed that hath his quarrel
And ho but naked, though locked up In
; "Whoso conscience with Injustice Is cor
rupted." In the Impending conllict our qunrrel In
Just, and wo aro In the right beyond all
To stato It in a general way. our con
tention Is that tho Government shall be
restored to the Democratic-Republican ba
sis on which the fathers of tho Republic
Intended it to rest and shall be mado once
more a government of the people, by the
people and for tho people, Instead of a
government of the classes, by tho Classen
and for the classes.
To state It with moro particularity, wo
Insist that exorbitant taxation shall be
reducod to Just and reasonable rates; that
extravagance In appropriation shall cease;
that economy shall prevail in all tho
transactions of the Government: that all
tho departments shall be thoroughly In
vestigated from top to bottom by Con
gressional committee; that all evil-doers
of any degree shall bo driven from tho
public service and prop-rly punished; that
the trusts shall bo proceeded against by
Indictment as common and smaller crim
inal; that tho Constitution accompanies
tho American flag Into our new posses
sions. Tho proposition that we must support
Prasldont Roosevelt's Philippine policy
if he has any right or wrong. Is the veri
est rot a tale told by an Idiot. I am
willing to go as far a.s anyone In patriot
Ism; but President Roosevelt Is not the
country- Tho tlmo has not yet arrived I
pray Almighty God that It ncvor will ar
rive whon tho American people will ac
cept tho arrogant dictum of Louis XIV.
If repeated by an American Prealdont; "I
am the state.
It avnlls nothing to claim that Col.
Roosevolt Is better than his party. It is
to bo hoped mot forvontly that he Is a
great deal belter; but truth to toll, a
President cannot be better than hit party.
Even if he tries to be he Is ruined polit
ically. No man ever found himself in worse po
litical company than does President
Rooicvelt in this year of grace. He is In
tho hands of the Republican Philistines,
and they will bind him with their withe.
Republican Falso Pretenses.
In evory State in tho Union It la a fel
ony to gel property of any sort or to at
tempt to get It by false pretenses.
If tho same rule applied to the getting
of offlcee or to attempt ot get them, the
whole Republican party could be sent to
One of their false pretenses tho one on
which they harp the most Is the Demo
cratic party la In favor of free trade.
Tht charge is utterly fals-a 1U mado
of whole cloth. There are Individual Dem
ocrats who are free traders. Jum a there
are Individual Republican who are athe
ists; but It would be precisely ax true and
fair to denounce the Republican part)- rs
tho party of atheism as to denominate the
Democratic party as tho party of froe
It whs never a froe trade party ajid Is
not now. The man who charges that It
Is does so because of his ignorance or of
Democrats favor tho cutting down of
exorbitant tariff rates to a reasonable ba
sis. They bellevo that In many schedule
of tho present law the rate are too high;
those that are too high wo aro In favor of
Where tariff rates ore bo high that they
onabl American manufacturers to sell
their wares abroad cheaper than they do
to Americans here at home, we say that
they ought to be reducod.
If this la anarchy or treason, make the
most of It.
The true Democratic position on the
I tariff is this:
Rorognlzlng the fact that a largo portion
of our revenue has always hn ralfd
from customs duties or taxes. Democrats
I Unequalled in Pur!ty j
OSWEGO SHiVER GLOSS jfi
OBWEGO CORN STARCH. ffi
divide all Imports into thrc clajwcd-ne- i 1
cfsarles. comforts and luxu-r and ron-! 7
tend that tho tariff taxes tmojld bo high- IJ
est on luxuries, lower on comforts and t
lowest or none at all on tho nectsrarle?. a
They furthermore nay thai taxes should A 7
be uniform on all articles belonging to ono Jrj
clnss. That Is the Democratic party's po-M
sltlon, from which It will not b driven orlR
bullied. No amount of misrepresentation
will cause them to budge from that poM-V ,
lion. Wo say, furthermore, that not ono V '(:
dollar more in shape of tariff taxes or any i
other sort of taxo should bo talcen from
tho peoplo than I necessary to pay tho m i
expenses of a government economically w i
administered. On these propositions woi'
bellevo wo are right and on them wo con- m
fldontly rely In the approaching election wv.
In November. (
Appointment of Knox. 1
Republicans claim In public to bo tho m
groat nnd only trusl-bustcra, notwlth-1c
standing tho fact that under Republican ft!
misrule trusts have sprung up Hko mush- M
rooms in a damp cellar and havo become- m l
plentiful-as berries In June. mi
It Is said that "straws show which way Wt
the wind blows." Here Is a "straw" which
Indicates that tho trusts have nothing to k
fcar from Republican trust-busters, it la
tho appointment of Attorney-General Phi- !.
lander C. Knox, Republican trust-buster ' 1
par excellence, to succeed tho late Mathow j ; f
Stanley Quay of Pennsylvania In the Sen- ;
nto of tho United States. :
Peoplo will open their eyes In astonish- i
ment nnd begin to inquire as to the why , i (
and whorofore of his uppomtmnnt when (
thoy learn that the transfer of Mr Knox , . "
from the Attorney-Generalship to tho Sn- t
ato was procured by tho earncet efforts i
of Mr. Frick. Mr. Cassntt and Mr Donald
According to the press report. President i
Roosevelt stood by consenting to tho f
transfer of Mr. Knox from the CiWnet to II
tho Senate, Just as Paul stood by consent- Jl
Ing to tho stonlncr of SteDhen. Ml
Chango in Wall Street. 4
nere is another "atrnw." It has been; :
proclaimed in Gath and told In tho etrcets
of Askalon by the Roosevelt shouters, for ,
lo! theee many months, that the trust ' ! r
magnates especially those whoso habitat ..
lair Is Wall street nro bitterly opposed to I
the President. A chango appears to have ' i
come o'or the spirit of their dream, if non. j
Francis B. Loomls. assistant secretary of
state, can bo believed. That Illustrious )
public functionary recently "swung
around tho circle" In New York and el.vs. '
whore, to view the situation On return- ' 1
lng to Washington he delivered himself of .
an Intorviow, in which, inter alia, ho
says: ; -
"While In Now York I spent two days f"
In W all street, chatting with many ropre- : j '
tentative of the financial interests, and (
I find there Is no longer any disposition to ' i;
make a light. And in accepting tho sltna- 'M ',
tlon the feeling toward Mr Roosevelt WL
neems to havo undergone a change und I Ml
heard many frlenuiy comments. I con-4l
less I was surprised at the extent of this lil
Yes, Indood, "tho feeling toward Mr. If
Roosevelt eeema to have undergone a IJ
change among the Wall street trust U
magnates and Brother Loomls "'hears Ml
many friendly commenta" by the afore- K
said trust magnates. Vl
Reason for the Change. Ml
Mr. Loomls does not vouchsafe to an If'
0RiIr,.an.':! hiqulsltivo world the reasons If,
why Wall street has undergone such a lL
change as to chum Wall trort magnates f.fj
who were erstwhile abutting tho PrcHldent
as a menace to iho Republic to make I
many friendly oommentB upon him now, t A
lion the President changed his vlows or 'vM?
hy,"e trust magnntes changed theirs? -J
Plain people cannot be blame1 for being 1
bewildored by all this kaleidoscopic per- i i
formance. Thoy cannot be censured be- ' e
cause by an old process they figure it out ; i
that two and two mak four and that the ; ,
transfor of Mr. Knox from the Cabinet to - k
the faenato at the behest of Messrs Frick. ; it
Caaeatt and Cameron, taken in connection , ; i
with the chango of feeling In Wall street J i
in favor of the President, has a sinister ' !
The trust magnates who secured the f
Senatorial toga or Mr. Knox, since they '
have established the entente cordlalo with :;
that famous trust-buster, ought to compel ; j
the young ruffianly scions of great trust L
houses who some time ago aa jltd Mr. !
Knox In a public resWurant to ko down on ,
tbelr knees and make to him the amende ; )
honorable. , i
Then all will be lovely with the trusts ) T
And the trust-buster.
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