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ST.LOUIS.MO.. TUESDAY, MAY 1. 1000.
Democratic Leader Gives His View
of Manila Receives a Great
Ovation on His First
of the Worlv of the
le Worlv of
I Mf? sH
I .?-., -eif;
Cannons Roar and People Cheer as He Rides
Through the Streets Reception on
Chicago. IrV. April M.-Clilraco became
the hot o Admiial George Dewey shortly
after II o'clock this niornins and tendered
him th firU of the series of welcoming
demonstr.-uiin which are t mark hU
May of threo davs In tho city.
Accompanl-d by Mrs Dewey, Lieutenant
Caldwell ard Crawford and the members
of the Reception Committee, which had
cone to South Chicajm to greet the party,
the. hero of Manila arrived at the Crazd
Central Station ten minutes earlier than
schedule time. Bui this fact did not .pre
vent roveral thousand person from betas
on hand to erect him.
It had no' been expected Ihst the infor
mal march from the cl.pot to the Audi
torium Annex hould partake of anything
approaching a cencr.il public welcome, but
no sooner had the Admiral taken his seat
in the carnage provided him than hi
features were recognized by tho crowds
which congested the streets, and a boy'a
rlplng shout. "Hurrah for Deweyl" was
taken up in nn instant and did not simmer
away until it reached the Board of Trade,
Cheered All lie Wnj
At ever' step of the march the volume of
sound increased. ssltd materially by the
pun of the United State steamer Morrill,
anchored In the hn?:n off the Lake Front
Park, and the batterir of the militia. The
decoration exhibited alone the route were
augmented by thousands of silken flags and
kerchiefs waved from the windows of the
hotels and wholesale houses high above the
head of the enthusiasm on the pavements.
The Federal building had been tranrformed
Into n panorama, of flag, bunting. vcrreen
and portraits of the Admiral.
The Women'. Reception Comni"t escort
ed ilrs. Dewey to the Audltor.-si Annex,
where she enjoyed a ret before partaking
of the luncheon prepared In honor of her
self and her distinguished huband.
The escort provided for the latter. Iran-.
vr. Insisted that he be Riven a taste of the
welcome in storo for hir.i. Headed by a
platoon of police and a bind of forty musi
cian, the Admiral was driven to the hotel.
He acknowledged the cheers by lifting hi
i!Ik hit and smiling to the men and women
who Insisted upon crowding about his car
riage. Sixteen penmen who formed the organiza
tion known as the Asiatic Squad, won much
attention from the crowds. These men
served ith Dewey's Beet in the battle of
Manila. Upon their arrival at the Annex
they were Riven En opportunity to grasp
the bund of their former chief, and th
Admiral recmed to enjoy the formality.
After an elaborate luncheon had been dis
posed of the Admiral received a committee
tvt Canadians, v-o invited bim to vli.t Hill
tst Ontarfn durtnie tb. unrllr- nart of
j' The. Admiral received numerous other
e, Jcallers durlnc th afternoon. At o'clock
to-night ha held a reception on the floor
of the ballroom In the Auditorium and half
,an hour later tho grand naval, military and
civic ball In honor of the Admiral and Mr.
-Dwey began. To-morrow's parade will b
. the principal feature of the Admiral's visit.
Cannon Iloared a Welcome.
. Amid tho boomlnff- of cannon aoJ the
cheera of hundreds of people. Admiral
jC George. Dewe, arrived in Chicago to-day.
For the next three days he will be the gue.t
of tela city, and the programme for hU en
tertainment will taJ:e up nearly every mo
ment of his time uatll his departure Thurs
day morning for Jacksonville. 111.
The special train bearing the Admiral and
Mr. Dowcy, Lieutenant Caldwell, ids ec
rttary. and Lieutenant Crawford, was met
near South. Chicago by a special train car
rying the General Executive Committee of
the Dewey celebration, and including Mayor
Harrison. President Cliarlea A. Plamandon,
and the Admiral's son. George Goodwin
The Admiral's train arrived at the Grand
Central Depot, Fifth ATenuo and Harrison
street, six minutes ahead of achedulo time.
11 o'clock. A strong platoon of police had
been stationed nt tho platform pates for
sc-rae Uma previous to tho arrival of the j resemble a hugo white-capped' wave th
ipedal, and the immense crowd which had i deep (treen at the bottom shading nrVw
congregated In the streets furroundlng the
station and had packed almost to suffoca
tion the bis depot bulldinsf !tsuf. was not
allowed to go Inside tho train rtie.l.
The moment tho train slowly pulled Into
the shed, howevrr, and the whlte-mou-tached
naval hero was seen, a roar of cheers
went ip from the fortunato ones Inside the
station, and was Quickly taken up by tho
thousanas in the streets.
KacorteJ by tho members of the General
Executive Committee, Admiral Dewey and
Ueuteaants Caldwell and Crawford pro
ceeded down the long platform and mount
d the steps leading to the driveway, where
carrlagea wwe In waiting. Even under tha
vigorous pressure of the police tho Im
mense crowd would hardly yeild enough
room for the carriage?, but cheered con
tinually, and pressed closer. The police
fine tly succeeded in clearing the treet and
ths party proceeded down Harrison street
n route for the Auditorium Annex, where
partrcents overlsoklngr Lake Mlclilgan had
Mrs. Dewey Cared For.
Mrs. Dewey, who was somewhat fatigue1
from tho long Journey from Washington,
!id net accompany Admiral Dewey on hh
ride through the downtown street, but
accompanied by the 6pedl committee of
tho Woman's Reception Committer, Mrs.
Byron Lathrop, Mrs. Ctrter H. Harri
son and Mrs. Charles A. Tlamandon. went
direct to the Annex, wher she rested until
the arrival of Admiral Devey.
Leaving the Grand Centril Station the or
der of tho escort to Admiral Dewey and
party was as follows:
Platoon of Police.
Major B. F. A'.slp and star, commanding.
First Cavalry. L X. G.
Guard of honor, Illinois Taval Reerves
Carriage containing Adrnlnl Dewey. May
or Harrison and Cbarles A,PIumandon.
Carriages containing Lleutjnant Caldwell,
Lieutenant Crawford and nembers of th
As the escort approachel the elevated
railway loop, at Fifth nvente and Jackson
boulevard, a membr of ths signal corps
yrlg-wagged u signal to the different ele
vated tower stations, nnd al the trains on
the loop stopped running jntil the car
nages and escort pasked urder the struc
ture. This was done In orior to prevent
posslbla runaway accidents.
The route to ths Annex hy along Fifth
avenue to Jackson boulevard thencu down
Michigan avenue u tha note. Along thobe
streets for hours before thaarrlv.il of Ad.
' iniral Dewey were gatherel crowds that !
Ilterauy packed the nldewtlks and that
. kept the polios busy from filing tluj street
also, and the cheering Wared al the le
pot swept along the streets is the Admiral
nd his party were sidwly Irivcn to thuir
apartments. npplane beig nlrr.rst without
cessation until the Admiral entered tbe ho
liotel. Xctth AVIgr-Waard Orfr Town,
As tho party reached thn corner of Jnck
wn boulevard and Denrborn street, n stg
rnl man nn top of the 1re.it Northern Ho
tel wig-wagged mat ta.-t to a land battery
stationed In the iilengo. Rock Island and
Pacific Hallway vards. and to the revenue
cutter Morrill, out in the harbor Instantly
ins land battery rot red out the Admiral'.
salute of seventeen pun, while the guns of
thn hlp wero fired In the twenty-one
rounds of the naval pclute.
Arriving at the hotel, Admiral ft'!'
proceeded ct once to hi apartment, whete
however, he was allowed to rest bur brief
ly, for at 12.30 d. m. he was es-orted to an
Informal breakfast Riven the Admiral and
Mr.. Dewey by the member of the
Woman'. Reception Commute
In Itittloii from Omailii.
After the Informal luncheon given Ad
miral Dewey by the members of the Gen
eral Committee, a delegation of Canadians
called on the Admiral an I presented him
with a forma! lr.vltatlcn to be present at a
reoeriflnn In liu i,t-.r. In hi honor nt Hill
! Terrace. Port Punier. Ont.. on any da In
July convenient to the Admiral. The pivlta-
i n. whir! was ceituti'ully embofed uiel
bound in rd morrocco. Included amonsr it
fcljmatures the names of Sir Wilfred I-aurier
and ?lr Charles Tupper.
lllcht Kerend C 1'. IIr.derron. who
made the presentation addre-s. nM the In
vitation came from representative of an
Hmplro that ai bomiwhat famlliBr with
naval achlete,tits and a-surd the Ad
miral that the warmth of the reception ac
corded him would be fully us great as that
given him by hi own countrjinen.
Admiral Dewej. li: reply, thar.ked the
Canadians very cordially for the Imita
tion. "Of all the evidences of good will shown
me since my arrival in .Ww Vork. Ia-t
October, said he. "non.. ha touched m
more deeply ti.nn till. We are of the same
bloud. rhtre Is but Sllght difference fce-
,n,,f T' MJ -1 WJnt to say lk the one
!??- ? rtoo,1at ny ' during those
lttlf frt hi. . . ,
-.- .. wDuri una the moral couruge
,;?, m Elred 1,mc wlSh' X do'1 !"w what
SmoSr1."" h'ppr-Ki- I ref w 8T Charl"
The Admiral said thit I1I1 engagements
IV," "'I" a!Ja ti,at ho wah Dt PPed to
state ofthand whether or not hi I would
accept the Invitation.
"He assured, houartr ' .., - ,..j.
rh.i? if i ...... .,,". " -"'--iuuea,
-. .- j. v puxtumy ao to.
I will, and
Brilliant nIlrom .feme.
Xeer in the cUitrs- of the crt-,! ai
JrJt, u b?utlfuI han that reeale,t to
night when tho great ball FUvtl , 2
o ' Ad.-al.-al Dewey waa a, uJ VljS!
There nve been leeta! orc-.tMon without
number in the sreat l.aU. dan? for char-
" but-nT3, bttastUrtcd torelgn
er. but to-nlKlit was the f,rt tlmi that
Chicago hs had within her sates -"a
guest a diMtaEUfah-rt rrprc-cnta,j,e ot'tte
American navy, the first HaieJralra
heen permitted to w her tribute t'f "10 '. r
and she utlllred the opportunit; io the full
Them nav tinh. -. "r ui.
-- .. ..Wfc w me vjcLor ijr intil!
tall" from"i? f " ' - J .,? .
tails, from the decorations on th watu
"iii?. it waj a i
rora nrt to iaa: ic mi ,
Mn,ui, un me walls to
mo reception proper whir.), , ., ,..,,
to the Admiral.
There wore present, perhap. nomewh.it
too many people to allow of all dancing In
comfort, had all or half of them rareS to
dHLca at ohm and the samo tlm, but when
th dauce programme proper was fairly un
uer way the older people sought the boxe.i
and the spacious toyer, having the floor
to the younger people, who used it until
daj break. Kully 2.CX. persons were presem.
ha-rorntloita all .Nnval.
It belns a nnwl ball, the predominating
decorations were white and itrien. A can-
pj via arawn over the hall, mikln. it
... ..,,. purc-it inn; at me topmost ed-
At interval?, around the tiers of boxes. wer
tu,irj uue gaiieon. which Keomin-i..
itarted from the mlt of bunting and drll-cate-hued
eleotnc Ilshts which concealed
them a few feet from tho pron wher
dolphlns rose from the linRginary e.-. b
Icw. Hrt-at Hnll Opens.
At each of th two entrances to eath Iwir
steal at "nttentlon- two ailors from V?
First Ship's Company. Illinois Navel Millrli
Tho doors oi the ballroom were opened ut
i:U snd a half hour lawr the patronl", and
managers of the ball, who formed the He
ceptlon Committee, assembled In the ladieV
room at tho south end of tha foyer Head-a
by Mayor Harrison and Mrs. Arthur Caton
the committee entered the ballroom, and
behind two long strands of eiiken rJbbo
took their stand at the north end of the
hull, there awuitlns the distinguished
guests. At the right of the line stood Mayor
Harrl.-on. next to hlra Mrs. Trthur baton.
and on Mrs.Caton'a left Mrs. Bryan Lathrop
chairman of the Ladles' Reception Conil
mitteo: then followed a long line of man
ager:! and patronnesvs.
As soon as the Reception Committee had
taken position there was a glitter of roi,j
and flutter of laco at tho rear door of the
second tier of boxe on the sorth side of
the hall and Admiral and Mra. Dewey en
tered, followed by a throng of less distin
guished guests. Immediately behind tho Ad
miral came, with their wives, tho navaf o
flcers on duty in Chicago, nnd the oiriceri
of the United States steamer Michigan. He
hind tho navy came th army, headed by
Major Oenernl James F. Wade and Mrs.
Wade, officers of General Wadw's staff with
their wive, and officers of the garrison at
Fort Sheridan end their wives.
Ofacom of the revenue service followed
and behind them camo Brtgsdl.ir General
Charles FitaImmon, commanding tho
First Brigade of the Illinois Nutional Guard.
nnd Mrs. FltinimtnonM, members cf General
Fltzslmmons's staff, with th&ir wives, clos
ing thu procession of the city guests.
The Admiral and Mrs.' Dewey, after they
had exchanged greetings with tho members
of the Reception Committee, took thilr
stand at Mayor Harrison' right, nnd to
them weru priscntcit the guests of the city
who had followed them into the hall.
Then came In long lines the guests of the
ball, all who desired bding afforded an op
portunity of greeting the Admiral and his
wife. There was no grand march, the Ad
miral's party retiring to his box when the
Una of guests had poised and the orchestra,
striking up Dh Kocn' two-step, "The Dra
goons," tho floor was surrendered to tho
At mldnisht the Admiral and Aire. Dewey
lull th hall for a luncheon in their honor,
given in an adjoining rom by liobart C.
Chatfield-Taylor. and then returning to the
ballroom for a brief interval, he and his I
party retired. I
.ic.jcixi.i-:v:''i;o iiacic: ixlvt comk hi:kk uTiLAprisu klkctiok:"
ST. LOUIS READY FOR DEWEY.
The final irransTnents for the reeeptio-i
ai.d entertainment of Admiral Dewey and
party Thursday and Friday and Siturday
hae been completed. The hotel Commit
tee, which v:!ll seo to all tlw pernal wants
of the party will meet this afternoon at 3
o'clock at the Mercantile Club. The V.'C
utlvo Committee will also met l this uf tor
noon at the Business Mcn'.i League at t
Scige.int Hamilton Tith, Jr. 'amp No.
3. Service Men ,f panUli ttar. will hold a
meeting to-nUlit at Drulils' Hall. Ninth and
Market streets, to rirrtct the final arrange.
Juents for theu- pait in the Dewey parade.
All tx-soldlcrs who served in the ipanln
War are Invited.
The Iteo-plion Committee will send a del
egallpn to JackonvIlle to met the Ad.
mltal there, and the whole parti wilt tin n
ppjvrtd to this city over the I!Utlmore and
Ohio, arriving here at CIS p. in. Tlmr.dav.
Chief of Police Campbell jeterdiy noti
fied' tho Exei mlve Committee that extrii
policemen would be Mationed nt all cor
nets and points along the parade route to
kep back the crowds and to render any
other si rvic.es necessary.
General Superintendent Ueoige Baam
hoff of the Transit Compuij also ent word
to tho committee that If ho were notifkd
as to the time that the parado would pus
ctrUUn ikiIiUs lie could urr..nse the street
icr fata, so i not tu Intcrtne with tnc
Beyor.d the reception of the Admiral arid
party tit Ur.Ioi btitlon Thursday evening,
thtrvt will bo in featur that night. !"rl
day morniuK at 1UJJ oVlook the party will
be driven about th cit, and In the after
auon will attend a pubhi reception at th
Coliseum At il lrid.ij nlnt tht. Ad
miral will bo presented with the silver
pui.eh bowl at tht Planters.
Kturdav. lior-ver. v. Ill bo !-.' great day.
I: bt expectt-J that thvre will be thousands
cf visitors in the city by that time to vi.jvv
the great parade. The prucsi-lon will (tart
from Grand and 1 ashitgton avenue a. i
o'cock The roreeeted ll:.' of march in at
f!lown: llrst Dlvisioi.- Grind marshal,
e'olonel 1. Hej nolds. mounted jiollre.
Fifth Fnltcd Stale eaviilrj. 1'lri't Regi
ment, N. G. M . Buttery A. and band.
Second DIvi-U.n Admiral In earruge. Re
ception Committee and band
Third DlvMuR G A. R . Naval Vein an,
drum ii nd bugle irofi
rourth Di ilon -Spanh War veteran.
I'hllipplne Isltnrt v. trnn. Unmlltoti I"ih.
Jr. Catcp. ltu'rh Clist MKotirl Viiluu
Fifth Dlvialnn -l'o,t A. T. P. A. Retail
Grocers, drum Corp.. band
Sixth Division Uniformed Rank. K. P.;
Forum Club. band.
Seventh Division f'olumbla float Cluo
float. pot ofllci e-npl(.jes. band. Spinl-ll
Eighth IMv-ision nik.. Maorahee.
Knight of r'alber Mathew, United Boys'
tllnourl snd IlllrtoS I'nlr Tne.lny
nnl WV.lneiiliiy; frch nortlirati-rly
vrlndn. lireomlnir arislilr.
ArUnn I'nlr Tnrxlnji tVr.lnrii
la fnlr; itiirlberlj vtlndM.
1. Chicago GreeU Admiral Dwwev
Bryan Frames the Platform.
KnH City May Tote a Convention.
Boers ITesent a Strong Front.
Demand on Turkey May Bo Renewed.
Secretary Root's Speech Explained.
2. Cubans Threaten a Revolution.
Mtthodlsts Will Convnne To-Day.
3. Suburban Cars Run Unmolested.
Fainter"! Clash and Child Is Shot.
Buffalo Strike May Und To-Dav.
4. Kept Their Marriage Secret.
Heiress Wed Childhood Sweetheart
Would Not B Married In May.
Mr. Wilson Much laived.
Policeman in a Pew.
5. The Railroads.
Cullom and Yates Win.
. Race Track Results.
7. Fltz Won In tho Second Roinrt.
Definite Action on the Fair Bill.
Kvent In SoeiHty.
Cotton Market Firmer.
8. Recommnnds Lower Water Rates.
Big Strike Threatened.
Politic in Mlnourl.
11. Transfers of Realty.
Charged With I'aeilns Counterfeit
School Picnla Trotest.
News oi tlio Churches.
U. uraifi. Produce and Oilier Markets.
13. Financial Nevs.
14. letiniti(-as in Meier Damage Suit.
Pri.-on Bars May Slop a Wedding.
I.ad and Zinc Report.
Disturbances in China.
Webi-tar Davis's Plans.
Funeral of Mrs. ei6grist-
Brigade .f Am;ri, . Manual Training
Ninth Division UleeV Academy cadet,
two HotchkliH guns, nmernld .ouaves. Al
ton tiavid mlllilu. Klrkwood Academy ca
dets. JunVr drum corpn. Ilizh School cadet,
band. Western Military Academy cadeti",
St. l-ouls University eaoets. drum corps, V.
M. C A. csdeta, culver Mllitarv Academv
B. J. Strnu. chairman of the Decoration
Cominltit4 in connection with the Dewev
cebibratioi., ha. received gratltying re
sponses to the npiiil to heads f bulneas
houes to decorate their establishments on
tho cccusion of the visit of Admiral and
Mre. D-roey. Up to jesterday afternoon
the following tlrms had agreed to decorate
llu.tr establLslnuent with lias and bunting,
li Is heped and fxpocted that a large num
ber of additional I'lfigt or this character
will lie received to-iay S'nd lo-morrow
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arlevn .". l!ens-Iltt Bakery CJ.
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Tlie itruwn Sbc Oj. S'l-i.n Jtoitz-on
it thtillJ !!.- Ti.s itcrcluntk-'e-atrj..
Tenet-it vin1 lir.j S. . .: Ins "Vi.
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A. Hunt Hat 11 Nuq.-nt ic lira D O
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I'eul.ll TaiUtrtiw Co. .loln-Vllai Drir Co
tir-i.-tn Jlfrr. Cr .- U rtita-. '
rfchsl ClotUnit Co. '.- liel.il.
Iovl-.i,kokl ilerc Co. 1-ldlnc Mik Ce.
Ilimlltun-llrown ofOT'tr li Mi-rranti;.
IVtsra Hliw ifiT!..'' .'-"'nlL.nut
Mwsrch Knl'r "' ;V!I UioTnlLv.
Jl.l-rt.. j.-hr. -. A-'r.l Hun
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riron A- Home I t. lIJ3ti Ji. i-j
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1' V lll.irpll et'lh-i-lteri llro
inp , o , .. g- Stanley.
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hilveter Xr rtennM K-.T- Jr't H-)k A Nii
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S.'rusfc. V.nA'lerv'-ilt fz .'-e
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Min,l .4 Je aril .lew-lleno Well
.;ri iv al A. His 31t.t1c I"
A J Jordan Cvitl-ryMlj, blem ft Co.
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S. niienfelil alllllrmo Co.llrf'ei.tK rvim. 'o
Har FlriK"r t 'e. I. Kominers Ac 0
vl1ymln A Ahi Mlwourl utai 10.
KtiiK-HilnitnsdaIrc. '"ii. Iipu-..
Ci) Innittr vflnc Hit
l.inMl H "I- rhlne o.
D. cwwnr.1 .4 fn. liickur i.i f'ai uf a
Irani l.a4cr. ll'lte.- '",
Penny & Jntle.
HANNA ON THE OUTLOOK.
S.ivs tlio Kopublimns fVin Win lv
r"lot.Tii.l fl Vyii4! -tiV.-Tli,. T.fiil.,. re.
cctved from it WonliinRton conesr.on.lent
to-nlcht thi firet statement from Spnunr i
Hanns, who i chairman of h Rep-bllran
National Convention, concerning th outlook
for the coming presidential catrpalsn from
a Republican tandpolnt, Ifinna sav-
"As a result of a careful study of the sit
uation, I feel perfectly safo In milking the
prediction at this timo that McKinley will
bo re-eltcted. Tliere is no way of Pguring
how the Republicans can loso in thi coining
contect If they pnt tholr shoulders to the
wheel and are not imbued with a spirit of
overeon2dnc in th surcev of tho ticket.
The price of tho victory will be much
harder, and more constar.t effort will bu
r.eceesary from the time the campaign open
until election day. The Republican should
make tho same kind of a fight they did In
I JKW. There fhould be no cessation In their I
endeavor to elect tholr cindldates, nnd their i
application and attention to the detail of !
the campaign mut be steady and unceasing, i
They should go Into the contest on the sup-
jolt!on that hard work Is absolutely essen- I
tlal to victory. ' (
"Evidence Is rl'ntiful that th Republican I
party all over the country realize fully tho
necessity of entering thn campilgn with
enmostness -and a determination to win a I
"In going over the Ut of State that cast I
their electoral vote for McKinley four j-cars
ago, I do not see any which will not do the
earn this 3 ear, ur.le It be Kentucky. That
Stato I am placing In the doubtful column,
although we cert ilnly pupo making every
effort to earn' It. I regard Miryland, which
the Democrat nre claiming already, as rea
sonably certain to remala In the Republican
column. Besides holding our own In prac
tically all tho States thit we carried in 1SK.
we have reason to believe that the Repub
licans will cany Kunas, South Dakota and
Wathlngton, which went for Bryan four
years ago. whila our chances are excellent,
I am Informed by Sena tor .Shoup ami Car
ter, of winning Idaho and Montana, the
Slates they represent In the Senate. All to
gether, I am pleased with the outlook, which
could not b any mwa encouraging than it
llainlllf.n llronn Shoe Co.' Snlra.
SalfH of April. lWfi :i,iT9.34
hale for Apr".. 1S"0 214.9M.gt
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KANSAS C!TY MAY
LOSE A CONVENTION.
Chairman Cook ConpidcrH Audito
rium Too Smnll for Btule
STATES HIS VIEWS PLAINLY.
Snvs Tliat rules; a I.arpar Hull Is
Foiiml. the Coiniiiitltrt Will He
Culled Tojrether to Act.
UKI-i-lU-lC HI'KCIAT .
Kansas City. Mo., April Tf Chairman
Sim B, Cock and Secretary Vlrfll Conk
linz of the Democratic State Central Coai
mittce were to have held a conference here
to-ninht with tho local committee bavin;
In charge the arraiigenientk for the Demo
cratic State Convention to decide as to tho
place- for holding it. Mr. Cook did not re
turn from IJberiv, whom ho went to at
tend the. Clay Cmnty Democratic Conven
tion, until late, however, and the confer
ence w.m continued until to-morrow. Mr.
Co'jk expressed himself to-nisht a. very
dubious aloul the prospects for holding the
convention In Kimsu, City.
' If you have nothing better to oiTer than
the Auditorium." lie Kild, "then I shall feW
it :ny duty to call the Statu Commit ten to
gether to take action in the matter. And
if you have nothing better tcp offer the com
mitter wlwn it meets than the sim Audi
torium, it I nltr.gelher probable that the
convention will Ixr taken to St. Louis and
held In the Coliseum.
"We have always had more or le. com
plaint from delegates about hall accommo
dations, are! we do not wish to Invite more
this year by trying to hold the convention
In a theater, of which th boxes, stage and
pit comblted are not sufficiently Iaige to
accommodate merely the delegate proper.
We voted to come to Knnsa City, but that
was when you had a convention hall. Now
It 1 up to you to furnlh adequate nccom-
modatlons or we ,baU have to go rise
The local committee ha made arrange
ments for holding the convention lr. the
Auditorium, and declares thut it I large
enough to accommodate th convention
Tho plan of putting up a great tent has al
so been broached, and lr Chairman Cock
remain obdurate in hi opposition to the
Auditorium, he will probably be asked to
approve the tnt scheme.
MRS. HUNTER A SUICIDE.
.'Jhe W:i8 a Daughter of the J.ate
Iavenworth. Kris., April 30. A special to
,na ,'"v,nrortb Tlme frf atta City.
"TIle traxle 1;l,h nt M"' K'jena VIs--
UunltT- dauKhUr the late Cor,gresman
nu"i of Tlatto City, Mo., has come tu
"Mrs. Hunter shot herself with a revolver
UH Fri(lny n,ht ,at tn ho,n ot ''" sister,
3Ir3' Koa,cr' ,n P'n"o City. It Is reported
tfc'at despondency over her separation from
hrr husband, an attorney of ScdaUa, ti.ii,
the caue ot the deed. Mrs. Hunter wa a
Il-tnon society woman. Of ltto she had
l"n in HI health, which, togflthcr with her
separation. bjpposq io nave led to the
rash oeea. in iiurnes inmuy aro among
the wealthiest and most respected people of
DEWEY'S COUSIN'S OPINION.
SavB the Admiral Does Not Expect
Minneapolis. Minn., April a). A special to
the Times from Tacoma, Wash., says:
"Adelbert M. Dewey, cousin of Admiral
Dowey, Is here gathering data as special
Agent of tho Government Department of
Labor Statistic. He to-day expressed the
opinion that Admiral Dewey will not be
nominate! for President. Judging from per
sonal letters received from him, he believe
Admiral Dewey does not dream of being
elected Prel.lent on any ticket. He thinks
that Admiral Dewey has been wivvlsely
made use of ly his gold Democratic friends
in an utttinpt to defeat Ilrynn.
"Adelbert Dewey believes that Imperial
ism and unless sacrifice of American live,
tn the Philippines wlU defeat President Mc-Kinle-y's
Believes Senate's Gold
Out by Next Election
Silver Is a
HI' JAMES CUEKLMAN.
Pom Huron. Mich.. April Z'.:- With the
Hernoeru'lc party uniting all over the coun
try, with the nomination for President nl
rcadv assured lron.l the faintest shadow
of doubt. Mr. Bryan to-day began his l.it
week of campaigning before the meeting of
the convention that will nominate him :-t
Kansas City, and he was received here like
This afternoon he male a bhort vpeech to
the Democratic Congrrssioiinl Conventlcn.
and to-night he delivered an oration In rc
spor.'e to the written Invitation of the Re
publican . Common Council and Mayor of
To-morrow the Democratic State Conven
tion of Michigan will reatilrm the Chicago
rlatform and will instruct Its delegate to
the National Convention to -vote fcr Mr.
But tbe mot important thing which the
leader of the Democratic party did to-day
was to utter to the country his opinion re
garding the money plank in the platform to
be adopted nt Kansas City. ThU declara
tion ends forever the controvery lietween
the conservative. Democrats of th? East and
the rct of the parts'. No one car: doubt
that the rlatform will accord with Mr. Bry
an's exprccd wishes He 1 the undis
puted leader of the party. His nomination
In absolutely certain, and an overwhelming
majority of tht. de-legates to the National
Convention lot.k to him for guidance ani
policy. On the other hand. Democratic
loaders tlko ex-Senator Hill look to him for
Influence to procure a compromise.
Wnitlnic fur the- MkuhI.
The whole party hab been waiting for
week for the leader to give :. .gnil. To
day he gave that signil. What he .aid h
said deliberately, thoughtfully. lonly :.ral
with a full realization of the politi-al ef
fect his word would hive. I asked him to
make u. definite statement on the meney
plank of tho platform that wot.ld clear the
atmoiphere. I have never en him more
earnest, moro full cf a profound realiza
tion of the political condition confronting
him and 1 lay stress on this point In order
to convey clearly the fact that what Mr.
Brjan said to-day represents hi uttihange
"Will the Chicago platform Le reaffirmed
at Idtiai Cltyr I akrd.
"It certainly -will be nat!irra-l. ' i.rhcd
"Will any ehance ! mado in the Chicago
platform to conciliate the Di.nvr.fs who
are coming back into the rartyr
"No; the Democrats who are 1 oming back
mul not expect a single depanure to be,
made from th- position taken l.v he party
In 1Ki5. nrr, because the position taken
then was rUlit: second, it would rot be
wise to alienate thoc who were with us
in 15! in order to please those who vere
then aaamjt us."
Ilo They Mht Cmnr HnrU.
Mr Ur.vati stopped for a moment. Ho
suenied to fe I that he was "making a state
ment thut would have a serious e fftcu The
old Hon look came into his face, the look
h- used to havo when he led the ill-eir-ganizej
Democracy against th dircipllned
and enmllllor.ed army of Mark Hanna in
IKK. The gold Democrat who come back.
lie sui.i. cJn defend tholr i-omlns in one
of two grounds They can va- that tliev
iii convinced that the osltlon taken by
tht party In IK'1 was right, and that thev
were wrong, or they can say ilut beauo
of the new questions whkh have arisen,
nnd which will nil b- included in tbe new
platform. thy are now willing to accept
ROOT'S SPEECH EXPLAINEDo
Germany Is Negotiating With Denmark for the
Danish West Indies.
J'.CPfllUC ilf IAI.
New York. April The Tim- sas this
morning that an explanation i now forth
coming, hnckei by an oita'I.il report and
copies of original document. f..r tho sen
timent expressed by Secretary Root nt
the Grant dinner last Friday nlcht. at the
Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. This explanation
shows that the Secretary of War had In
view the future of the Danish Writ In
dia Islands, concerning which an Intrigue,
not yet complete.!, has tieeti in progres.
The parties Intereste-d Include llei.ry H.
Rogers, a director of the Standard OH
Coinpanj. certain officer of the Danish
Government and some high German func
tionaries. What led up to Secretary Itcot's outburst
is told in an official reportjjust submitted
to the Danish Government by Captain W.
von Christmas Dlrcl.lnck-Holmfeld. The
Captain was the special envoy of his Gov
ernment to negotiate the y.-il. of the Islands
to the United States, and hi. report, which
has been put In the hand of Mr. Unerring,
tho lTlme Minister and Minister of Finance,
state that the failure of the negotiations
Is duo to the interference of Mr. Rogers.
The facts stated in the Captain's report
nre in the hands of the State Department
nt Washington. It Is now stated that un
less Ccneres acts- on the Danish WeM In
dia matter before June, a scheme will l-e
carried out to exchange the ls.unds with
Germany for the whole or a part of North
Schleswlg. vthleh, with Holsteln. was taken
from Denmark by Germany In Pjo7, and
which country It ha always been the fond
est hopes of all Danes to recover.
The sudden appearance In this country of
Secretary White of the American Embassy
in Iyndon. has also to do with this mat
ter of the sale of the Danish West In
dies, although. Ilka a good diplomatist. Mr.
Whit denies that he Is here on omclaJ
business. 51r. White was. however, the.
agent of tho United States to Denmark
during thn negotiation, and to him thi
Danish Government named th price It
wanted for tbo island, between f3,000,rt
Mr. Rogers and tht. Standard Oil Com
pany first uppeared In the DanNh West
India inlands mutter about three years ago.
Just prior to tho breaking out of tho war
with Spain. Mr. Rogers, by letter and
through ths agents of the Standard Oil
Compiiny In Denmark, aroonji them Niels
Majority May Be Wiped
and That Therefore
the platform as a whole. AmZ now raraa
ituetbn wl.tdi s-vcrat ot the trongrt
gold Democrat have asked me to present
to Mr. I'rym.
"Mr I'.ryi-n." I said, "the passage ot
the cuirency bill and Its signature, by Mr.
McKIr.l.-y takes It out of the. power of
the next President to chango tbe tintc of
goll or silver. A the Senate will have a
gold standard majority for fiv yiar to
I rome. it 1 Impossible for any President
or any party to establish the free coinage
of silver during the next four years- The
currency question is, nerotore, out of ths
realm of pructli-al politics for the r,resent.
or. at l"ast. out of the sphere, of either
legislative or eiecutlve nctlon. Why
should a dead i?u he reincorporated into
tho Democratic platform?"
"In the llrst place." said Mr. Bryan, "I
do not admit that the Senate 13 R publican
beyond all hope of change. We- are cer
tain to make larg gains in the East If
we carry the country. Whether k shall
rVcuro ecough to give us a majority in the
Senate dept-ads on lh size of the victory
If the gold Democrat really beUeve that
It is lmposIble to gain the Senate, then
thry need not worry about the silver plank.
They ought not to ask the party to aban
don the silver plank on the ground that it
cannot be carrb-d out. In other words,
tbey should not ask us to give- up rjl liopo
of fnc El.ver so long aj they are afra'J
"Will a specific declaration for the free
coinage of silver and gold at the ratio of
16 to 1 be put lr. the platform?"
"Certainly. To drop the ratio would b
equal to dropping the question, because no
on. vould believe the party Tery sincere
in Its advocacy of bimetallism if we aban
don the only ratio advocated by any con
siderable number of people."
Mr. Bryan refused to discuss the relative
importance of the three main issues money,
imperialism and trasts saying that mtn
differ as to their relative Importance; that
he think them all Important and he e
pe-tts to make the fight all along the line.
This statement of Mr. Bryan I a political
Mvent of the first magnitude. It will brlna;
I to a Midden end all negotiations for aa
' evasion of the money Question. Mr. Bryan
is In a bettcT position than any other liv
ing nian to know what tbe potltloa of th.
majority in the Kansas City convention -0111
be. and be would not have spoken to-day
us he did without full know ledge. The rain
who calls hlxslf a Democrat tills year
v.111 do It either because tf free silver cr in
spito of It.
Air. Bryr 'peech to-night was notable
because of tne preer.c cf so many Michi
gan Republicans to whom he appeuled to
abandon a party owned and controlled bj
the trusts He cave a long Ilt of publls
xiM-Mlon on whlih tne Republican party
had suddenly abandoned its convictions at
the dictation r.f organized rapacious wealth
and denounced the plundering operations of
the- Wlro and Steel Trust us an example of
the scope of the truit system.
"The Republican part has made am
biguous referenc to trusts In their plat
form thl jeur." he snld, "but the. Republi
can have the PreMder.t. tho Senate and th
House, cf Representatives. If eier they
Intend to act. now I the time to do it.
Tliov have full ;ower. If they do not act
against the trut cow. at the beginning of
a tresldectlal campaign, how can we ex
pect them to act after the campnign is
Mr. Brjan leave at daj-break for Colum
bus. O. During his viit here to-day i
large number uf gold Democrats who votel
for McK!nly In li;; called upon Mr. Bryan
snd assured him of their unswerving sup
port. Gri.r. made a proposition to the Danish
Government that for a commission of 1
per cent on the purchase price, he would
undertake the sale of the- Danish West
Indies to the United States. Mr. Rogers
staled that be wa In a position to do what
he propoed on account of his Influence and
the iriiluenco of hi company with United.
-Mr. Gron went to the. Danish Minister of
Finance and Mr. Rogtrsi's proposition was "
Some- time later it leaked out that Roger
was attempting to make capital out of tha
influence he eontrolltd, and Captain Christ
mas sajs that he was so irallgnant that hi
refused to continue negotiations with him.
:uid, after calling e.n Secretary Hay. related
to him the interviews he had had with.
Kogtd and (Iron, bearing on tho Danish
"ap:ain Christinas sas that Secretary
Hay was equally indignant v. hen he heard
what the Danish agent had to say, and
prumlsi d to look Into the matter.
"the atand.ird Ull Company doe not yet
own th.- United State-s Government." Sec
lary Hay told Captain Christmas.
While the negotiations were rurjtured hv
the interference of Rogers, Germany at
once became active. Between its Ambassa
dor in Denmark and the Danish Ambas
sador at the German court there were fre
quent negotiations, while Ambassador Hoi
bbn in Washington kept his Government
fully informed of the stato ot the negotia
tions between Denmark and the United
It has been said by those who are close
to the. Danish Government that King
Christian will not allow the United States
to plead the Monroe Doctrine as a bar to
negotiations with Germany for the cedlnp
or Iea. of the Islands to that country.
He will maintain that he has already
given the Monroe Doctrine sufficient con
sMeratlnn In that h offered a number of
times to sell the Islands to tha United
States and every time the negotiations have
fallen through on account of the failure) of
Congress to ratlf y the agreement.
Americans Surrounded and
sieved by Filipinos.
Mar.ll.i. May 1 From Major Gilmorc of
the Forty-third Volunteers, who is at Cai
bayon, Samar. comes the report that a de
tachment of his battalion wa besieged f:.r
five dajs hy Fillrino. Nineteen American
were killed. When word reached Major
Gllmore-'of the poItlon of his men. h
made a forced march, relieving the force
and dispersing o insurgent-.
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