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THE ST. LOUIS REPUBLIC.
ST. LOUIS, MO., THURSDAY, JUNE 7. 1D00.
TT)Tt-i ( In ?l. Loiila. One Cent.
J. lilOili - Outside. .St. I.oul.. Two Cents.
f On Trrlnn. Three Cents.
BATTLE IS FOUGHT
Boxers and Chinese
Troops Both Lose
Protests Against Land
ing of More Russian
American Admiral Calls
Shanghai. June 6 The soWn 1 dispatch- I
to attack the Boxers linv fought an en
gagement Quite eh e to Pekln. Many were
killed on both sides.
In consequence tif the representations of
Japan, the landlnc of a larse Hu!an fore
at Taku Is alleged to liao been s.toppt!
It it believed hre that s-hould ltui-ia
lerlt in -ending a prepinderint; tullltar)
force to the front a collision wltn Japan
AWil Inevitably result.
AlarmliiK reports are carrent here of the
Lurried completion of the mobilization ft
the Japanese fleet.
The Russian Minister at Vekln. M. de
G!r.s, has made another attempt to induce
the Chinese KoreiKa Oftlce to tnrmallv re
finest IlusIan asastance It rettire order,
but the offer has not Vet been accepted.
Violent dissensions are reiwirtei! to exist
littnetn the Chinese Commander-in-Chief "f
th forces. Jims L". and I'rince Chin
Tuan, who. in accordance with the wthes
f the Dowager Ilmprej-s-. is stransly tup
jiortlnc the cause of the Hoxtrs.
The mobs who murdered the English mi"
Plonarlcs. Itiblnson and Norman mtitliateil
and dltemhoweletl the bodies. The station
t Tan-Tin. three miles !nra I'ekin. has
been burned. Thn Hrttlsh Minister. Sir
Claude M. MncDonald. is reported to be
r;icovif: ti:uii.v vnit-n.
rk!n. June 6. The situatl m Is eruwin
:eadllv w-ore. Ints moe with such
rapidity, and affairs, own b to the excite
ment of the natives, are so critical, that
the foreign Ministers hold frequent met
Incs. Thej feel the need or a free hand for
energetic action, without a perpetual ref
erence to the home Government.
Sir Cl-u.de MacDonaH. the Hrltlsh Min
ister, is wlrlnff for seienty-fKe more ma
rines. Native employ es w ho have returne 1 from
I"en;-Tai sav ther bft the Itoxers openly
drilling In the adjacent villase.
A strens Imperial ed.ct. issurtl tbisevec
Irfr. censures the "cowardliness of tBe Im
Iierial troops." and orders the Viceroy of
I'e-Chi-IJ and General Jung I.u immediate
ly to suppress tho Hovers.
The foreltrn Ministers at to-da's meeting
01cused the situation in a 'pt.-iil audience
of the Kmprcss Dowager, but no d-clsioii
London. June G.-A sp(srial from Shang
hai, dated June . ays thu the mrnik-rs
of the majorit of the IcKiiliitis at I'ekin.
tncludlnc the members of the llrltl-h I-a-tion.
are s-ndinK their families inav. It
is also said that seeral prominent Chinese
residents are leaving the city.
There Is an unconfirmed rtport that two
Russian enslne.rs haie been murdered at
Yn-Chnn-Ku. northwiM of l'ort Arthur,
Efter their wives had Icon outraged.
The total damace done to the Chine-e
railroads by the Hoxers Is now tsiunaled
Advices r eel veil from Japan a that
the Cabinet. pre-Ideil over by Marijuls Ya
inacata. has r signed, and the Kmpiror
invited the Minister of Kio. Oiunt Mateu
kata Masayo"hl. to form a new Cabinet,
but ho declined, and Maniuis Ito Is now
tndeavorini; to form a coalition m'rl-trj.
(n:itMt.N iti:uit in china.
Berlin, June -In the Ketch-tug lo-dav
ilurlns the debate on the navy bill the
Secretary of the Navy. Admiral Tirpitz, al
luded to the creat development of German
interests In China as beln? likely 10 net
fltate a further larpe Increase in the ha.TV.
Later, the Heiehtac. bv a vote t f 13
to 73, adortcd the first paragraph of the
t.avy bill, which fixes the ttrtngth of the
The. Socialists and tnemliers of the Voiks
S'arlei votel with the nilnorit.
MTIATION 1 ;ltA i:.
Herlln, Juno '. German otllelal circles con
tinue to riRard the Chlneso situation as
prave. This is shown by the additional num
ler of marines landed from the litis and
from the fact that the large protected
Cruiser Ilcrtha, bearing tho commander of
the Asiatic Squadron. Hear Admiral lien le
raann, lias been ordered to proceed to Taku.
Reports have been received In official
quarters that railway construction In Shan
Tung has been forclblj stoppid by tho ss
lematlc attack of large numbers of the "HI5
Jvnlvcs," a, Eecret socioty in Shan-Tung sim
ilar to tho Roxers A high official of the
Foreign Office said to tho correspondent
of the Associated I'ress this evening.
"Baron von Kettelcr (German Minister at
I'ekin) has instructions similar to those re
ceived by the United States Minister. Mr.
Conger, namely, to co-operate for thn pro
tection of life and property. The sin ill
number of German marines thus fur landisl
Is due to the fact that It was French Inter
ests and not German tnat were first affected
by the Hoer movement. Germany. h.
ever, will do ns mueh toward suppressing
the Hoxers aa any other I'ower. We will
land further troops if necessary- We now
view the situation as serious"
SPECIAI. BY CAULK.
London, Thursday, June 7. (Copj right.
ISuO, by the New York Iltrald Compan.
There was much anxiety shown jest.rd.iy
morning anions leadiug financiers in the
lty. owing to developments In China, and
unmistakable signs that the war between
Japan and Russia is more than a possl-bllttj-.
I am In a position to tll jou that the
big city people hero look upon the situa
tion as moit seriou, and an"ciouI- fear
a break la the market, which would upet
all calculations hitherto made of a prompt
revival with a signature of peace.
There were several gatherings of leading
llnanciers j-eterday morning to consider
what should bo done to make preparations
for the worst.
i.NTnnvENTiov m:ci:ss viiy.
London. June 7. Affairs in China arc
gradually working up a crpds of the first
magnitude. The morning papers think that
the British squadron is recognized a.s In
ferior in strength to the Russiau. .is well as
to the Japanese. The Daily Telegraph
VA'a wir'et that Gront Tti-lt iln l ton
much occupied in South Aft lea to settle the 1
Chinese business with a strong hand."
Tho Dally Chronicle eaj-s.
The Foreign Office ought to publish the
Continued on l'agc Two.
OUTSIDE OF PEKIN.
iiimx m uu tiii.i'.i.
hntli Iwtween Chinese troops
a'i i Boxers has lvn fought near
p. kin Mar.j wort- kllltsl m both
Two Russian engineer- are reported
li'l. I. .!-.. two Rus-i in soldttrs.
Russia lias asked China to rail up-
on hi r for military assistance, but
the orf. r has not boon accepted.
Japan lias proitstnl against Bus-
sl.t landih.r more troops mi Chinos
Mill. Japan Is mobilizing a kirg
4 The l'liuff, with the exception or
Russia, are said to lie preparing to
cheik tht latter
O Atlniir.il Kt-mpff has railed for more
marines Tift-en hundred are avail-
al.If at .Manila, of which ""ja probaMy
V will lie s-t nt. It Is eonsideied hlghlv
probable th it several Amorlein regi-
niint-t will It sent from the Philip-
The Chinese Govt rnment Is di-
ruptcd bv lioleiit dissension The
Dnvv.te.fi Kmpre-ss is vigorou-ly m:ji-
porting tin Boxers
I'or Mlsoiiri Pair Ttnirit 1
Pritln?; eooler Tlmrstlii , ; l.rlsL .
I'or lllltittis Tliuiitlerstciriiis, ful
lolvet! It fulr mill emiler 'I hursil:i :
liluli .utillierlt . MlilttillK to nurlli
nfNlrrlt, fvinils. I'ritln fair 11ml
I'or rU1111sHs Pulr Tlinrsilitti ; fnlr
jiiiiI fouler l'rliln : mint lie rl ,vlnls.
I. Democrats Nominate a Strong Tnket.
Outlook for Strike Settltment Not
Battle Fought Outsld- of PeMn.
3. Features of the Strike.
Posse Kept Busy m r:ll.
Arrested for Assaulting Pauline Hesser.
Ask a Permanent Injunction Writ.
Five Hundred Men Coming.
4. Botrs Successful in Their llvireat.
No Acreemtnt on Armor Question.
5. Kern far Governor of Indiana.
Slipped Away to Wed.
The Parade of Nations.
C. Baseball Scores.
Race Track Results.
7. City News in Brief.
Stale Fnlverslty Commencement.
Weddings and Other Social Invents.
Pn paring for World's Fair.
I'. Color Question in WomcnV Clubs Con
tention. Tlie Railroads.
Joint Passenger Committee Meets.
News of the Churches.
Bradley Martins Become Anglicized.
11. New Coriioratlons.
Tran.sf-rs of Really.
K. Grain and other Markets.
13. Financial NeW.
14. New Idea in Weddings.
Class Dav- at Blind Scheol.
Kllli-d Himself on Wedding laj.
Marrlase Mill In Operation.
Commercial Club's outing
Babies on Inhibition at exposition.
Ioctor J J. Harris to Wed.
DEWEY EXPECTS DEFEAT.
Admits He Is Not l.il;-lv to lie
isKii nut i'i:ci u
Coliimbii", l . June C Win n asked to-day
bv The Republic corresinindent about his
chant es as a presidential nominee. Admiral
Dewey, who is the guest of Columbus for
two days, said: "If tbe p.ople want me.
and s-iy jo. I am ready to accept. If thev
:on't want me well. I have a prettj- good
"It is not nt all likely that I shall lie
nominated by the Kansas City convention,
but I cannot see thai it is a disgrace for a
man to a'plre to the presidency of the 1'nl
tsl Statts. The idea did not originate with
".Men high up In the synagogue came to
me and urged me to iermlt the use of my
natm in this connection, and there was far
more back of that movement than is gen
"The politicians and many newspapers
Jumped on me anil callel me a fool lor sav
ing that I would accept the presidential
nomination If tho American people thought
I was the man to make the race When I
was a little boy I was taught by all I road
that any American boy could aspire to the
presidency, and I have always thought that
was one of the grandest things in our sjs
tern." "If jou should be nominated by the Kan
sas Clti- convention," he was asked, "what
kind of a platform woal! jou wish to run
"If I should be nominated, which Is not at
all likelj." was the answer, "and I should
accept the nomination, I should have to
abide by the platform made by the repre
sentatives of the iartj Presidents don't
make platforms, platforms are made lor
MOST ARE NOW DEMOCRATS.
Survivors sf Ohio's Fhst Kcitublii;
Columbus, O., June fi General Rarllff
Brinkeroff. one of the surviving memlnrs
of the Ohio delegation to the tlr-t Republic
an Convention, held at Pittsburg, February
'Si. 1sTk in An Interview to-day in regard to
the Invitation from Senator Ilxnna to at
tend the Republican Convention In Phila
delphia this month, said.
"I cannot say whether I sliall accept or
decline, as I have not as jet received an
Invitation, nor do I believe Rush R. Sloane,
who fieut Sunday with me In this cltj-, has
received an invitation, ns he said nothing
to me about It."
The General remarked that Senator Han
na, upon Investigation, had found that a
maj irity of the ?urviiing delegates are
Democrats, and had, therefore, decided not
to issue any Invitations. This is true of the
five surviving delegates from Ohio. rs three
are outsiiokrn Democrats.
So far as knfiwn there are onlj' fourteen
of the delegates living. They are John II.
Brj'ant. Princeton, 111.; W. Penn Clark.
Washington. I). C . Sidney Edgerton. Ak
ron, O.; Allen A. Craig. Corry. Pa.; Charles
A. Davis. Plymouth, 111 , S. P. McCalmot.
Franklin. Pa.; George H. Frev-. Springfield.
O.; Ruh R. Sloane. Sanduskj-. O.. Raellff
Brinkeroff. Mansfield, O.; Jacob Weygand,
Beaver. Pa.. William A.Cook. Washington.
1 C; William S. Lane. Philadelphia. Will
lam H. Upson. Allen, O.; R. M. Stlmpson,
Missouri Democratic Convention
Quickly and Harmoniously
Finishes Its Business.
Allen Defeats Pitts for Auditor, and Williams
Wins Over Bolte for Treasurer Lee
and Herrington Nominated.
"We. t! e representatives of the Demo
crat it P-irts of Missouri, in State Conven
tion assembled, do herebj reatiirm our al
legt nice to the tiuif-houoted priniiplt s of
tht Democratic p irtv as formulated bj Jef
f. rsi.n Jaiks-on and other great leaders of
political thought In this country We be
lli ve that In order to Ifrpeluate the prim I
pl. - eiiuiii l.i toil by them It Is ess, 11tt.il that
the I 1110. ratle partv shall be in the as
ti,da:u in the State and Federal Govern
ment "W. declare in favor of equal rights to all
and .-'t.ial oriviltges to none, local self
L"Vt iMint nt. the highest degree of personal
"liltm isistent with the public bu.n1. and
strict loiistruitlou of tht Constitution.
t c-indemn the use of Federal troops in
til. State until requested bj State autliorl
it U e favor irmme tax. wherebj' the
ut.ilth of the cour.trj which now l.irgelj
j eseap, s t.ixatli.n maj be niadi to bear its
j Just taopoitlon of the public burden.
" deelare that the F.dtral tJuvernment
his no totistitiiiional power to impose and
lollett taritf ttiitles eitpt for the revenue,
and vi tlemtni the Imposition of war taxes
slull 1m. greatlv redm-etl and limited to the
necessities of the tloVt 1 IIIIH tit wllrll IlOll-
estlj and etmiotiileillv administered, and In
tlie i ase of trust-man ifactured gotx!. llMt
thvj" shall be placed oil the free list.
Ilpniislitii iilltl Colonies.
'We unquaiilleilj believe In the expansion
of the trade relations .if this muntrv with
all the world, .md In such expansion of con
tiguous American ttrtllotj as shall be cun
sisttnt with te views of Jefferson and our
fathers of the Democratic partj- We hold
that fie Constitution of the United States
follows the Hag into all territory over which
Us sovereigntv and JiirlsdtctKin N extended.
"We deny the right of the Gi-Vi'nment to
establish independent colonies, ami we
therefore dot" urn ' the Republican admin
istration for the polity it has pursued lit
regard to Porto Rico in assuming owner
ship over it by the rlsht of treaty and j-et
excluding If pt ople from the protet tiun of
our national Constitution
Piillc) Tuniiril Culm.
"We insit that tho American Government
at the earliest pos-lbl moment restore, th"
covtrnment of Cub.i to the Cubans, then by
carrying out the declaration of the Presi
dent of the Unit-sl States and Congresi
whin v.ar was made upon Spain for the llb
en.tlun of the islan 1 We fav r the annex
ation of Cuba whenever Its people t-f their
own volition shall determine that they wish
their country to become a part of the
Nieii ruKim Cnmil.
"Wei favor the I'uiistiuction of the Nica
ragjan Canal as of the greatest importance
to our ceimmerct and natijna! elefense, but
we believe tli canal should not enl be
ce-nstructesj. but controlled by the 1'nltenl
Ueir I'ree s.a .M
"The oummerotnl interests of the United
Slutes require th" upbuilding of our nier
eh.ini marine, which prospered und. r Dem
ocratic rule and ranked with that of Bna
lar.d and promised to outstrip It. Und"r
Republican rule our foreign-bound vessels
have praetleallj- disappeared, and the Amer
ican Hag became a stranger in the Heap-ins
of the world. To this end we declare
lor free- ships
.jinpntlij for the liners.
"We extend our earnest svmpnthv to the
peopbt of. the Boer lit publics In South
Africa. who are struggling to maintain
their right of ss lf-gtivernmeiit and llbertj-.
Free Miter Plunk..
We reaffirm and indorse the Democratic
national pHtform adopted at Chicago In
lv;5. and declare our continued f.nllr to the
utf tames therein enunciated upon the free
ami equal is Inage of silver nnd cold at
the established r.vio of PI to 1. and we de
nounce as unwis-.. and danuetous in tho ex
treme the single gold standard b.fnk act
or the present session of Congress, vvhbh
places the control -r p-iteer circulating me
dium In the hands or the national corpora
tions Opposition to Trusts.
"We denounce as one of the most trjing
evils of the daj the prest nt tendencj- tow
ard mc noisily and the destruction of com
retitiun. particularly the Industrial com
bine commonly known as trust. We ar
raign the Republican patty as guilty of
the gro-sest hypocrisy In the tnatment of
this epiestlon in that being In the ascon
dencj In Congress It has steadfastly re
fused to pass any of the legislation whlfh
has lieen proposed to curb tlie power or
trus's; ha.s failed to withdraw tariff pro
tet Hon from trust-made goods, and ra.s
constituted the lenders of trusts, us the
leaders of Its partj- In the nation, and has
aecepted from them contributions of mil
lions of dollars to its gigantic corruption
fund, which fact in ltsilf is a menace to
the lability of our free Institution.'. We
elis-lare that the existence of trusts is op-pos-ed
to the public welfare ns regards tho
emplovment of thousands of i?rsons who
have been de-prlved of means of livelihood,
nnd in their exactions from consumers In
addition to this they are- n threat against
llliertj Its-elf In that thev- undertake to con
trol our elections with money. While we
would prote-ct bglllmate business corpora
tions in all their Just rights, we hen bv
emphatically voice our opposition to the
continuance of trust domination In the
business affairs and politics of the nation,
and we pledge ourselves, as we have given
to the eeesiple i osslble Icgisi itlnn on this
subjex-t In our State, to fee to It that It Is
enforced; ami that It shall lie when In our
power enforced bj the Federal Govern
ment, believing, as we do, whenever the
F. deml Government will co-operate in n
sphere vvith tht Slate Government in this
diies-tlon. that the people will have the
relief to which thej- are entitled.
"Wc reiterate our adhesion to the Monroe
Doctrine and deprecate the dt partures from
Its principles which have been made by the
Republican administration In Its war fur
conquest on antipodean territory, and we
believe the maintenance or the Monroe Doc
trine, ns interpreted from Its found ition to
the beginning of the present Republican ad
ministration, is necesirj to the safety of
American ascendency In American affairs.
Including the ex lusion of any nevvlj- ac
qulrid aulhoritj- frum this continent.
Itrjnn for President.
"With renewed faith In the ability, patri
otism and courage of Honorable William J.
Brj-an. lielleving him to be the greatest ex
ponent of the principles for which the Dem
ocratic party stands, and satisfied that -lower
would not dazzle nor wealth blind him to
the tlutics which he owes- to the people,
wo express It as the wish of this conven
tion that the delegates from Missouri to
the National Democratic Convention shall
cast their votes for him as the nominee
of the party for President of the United
"We congratulate the people of Missouri
on ifhe magnificent progress made bj- the
State under Democratic rule. We indorse
the economical and business-like adminis
tration of Governur Stephens and hi. JU--
or.itlc associates. Tlie Democratic partj"
of Missouri offers a" the Wst guarantee for
the future its wNe and eeonmuio adminis
tration of the afialis of the Slate slnte it
came Into power In lv'. which time it
found a bonded debt of L'l,7t'.Vxe the s. -curltie-s
for which had been squandered.
This debt has Itet u paid nn by Democratic
eeonomj- under a Constitution framed and
adopted bv Democrats, unlit only $2.GS7.ivi
in bonds remain to lie ulil While making
tills rt-dlKtloU 111 tile State's ludelittdlless
the lit moer.itio admlnlstr itimis have Is en
liberal In turnlstilng uliu itl tl. .lt-inosvii-
arj" and penal Institutions, which are the.
espial In construction sanitarv conditions
and m. magna, lit of thn-e of anv St ite in
the Union. It lias i-onllnualli reduced tax
ation, until til" levy 1" inn1, leu one-half
of what It was iimb-r Republican adminis
tration and onlj S o-nt.s on the JlnJ valu
ation. Ttn cents of this go.s to paj the
Inteie'st and principal upon the Implied debt.
i cents gye.s bai k to the pel, pi,. f,,r the
support of public st bonis, leaving but 1'J
ct nts to isiy the goveriniit-nt-il expenses, in
cluding .ippioprlatlo:r-t for public building",
schools, t It emosynar.v and 'tena! Institu
tions, support of unlveisltv. notmal school,
criminal courts and salaries of officers, thus
giving the jietiple more for th small sum
of money tak n from them than does' any
State in tho Union.
"The public sohoal sjsteni of Miss uirl
was rounded b.v the act of February 6. IM7.
under Democratic supremacy. Missouri has
j now the largest monej" svhool fund of any
SUtte In the Union, nggiegatiug over $Ii
"".4te and Its school propertj- is worth over
JI7,i..fli''t. We- nnew our pledge to fosbr
the puh'Ic si hool sj-stem eif the State by In
creasing, in ev'erv lc-tltlmate manner, the
j permanen em! iwm'nts for Imth eimentnrv
and higher etiucatmn we tanir an organ
ization and administration of schiol affairs
which will c ntlnue to Insuro like eippor
tunitbs to all children nnd equalize the
bunion of tax Hon therefor, raid vie point
with pride to th- growth In eslucatlonal
LAST DAY'S PROCEEDINGS.
Several Close Races Fail to Mar the Harmony
of the Gathering The Ward Contests
BY A STAFF CORRKSrONDUNT.
Kansas Cltj-, M .. June tl -The Demo
cratic partj' eif MlssoUti to-daj' nomlnattsl
one of the strongest tickets ever placed be
fore the people. At the -ame time the
troubles which had been presaged dwindled
to nothlnir anil the party presents a united
fn nt to it rue on entering the campaign.
Alexander Mitnroe Doiki-ry was nominated
by acclamation for Governor, as was Sam
B. Cook ror Secnlarj' of State, and K. C.
Crow- for Attorney General.
The contests from St. I.oti!s and Kansns
Cltj dwindled into Ii.slsnific-ance. and the
work of tho convention was thereby facil
itates!. Nut a word fell from tho mouth of
a delegate to Indicate the presence of anj'
111 feeling. All dav lonif the delegates sat
under the hot ci tvas anil waited Impi
tletitlj for the balloting on e'ach candidate.
The enthusiasm was pronounced, notwith
standing the sultrv atmorihere.
As a prominent Republican remarked at
the beginning. "If our partj eoiiventlon
had been as this we might expect greater
n suits In November"
The contests over the audltorshlp, treas
urershlp and Rallwaj- anj Wan-house Com
missioner wero spirited, but the iltr-ated
candidates show no resentment ovir their
Albert O. Allen of New Madrid for Audi
tor. R. P. Williams of Howard for State
Treasurer, John A. L'c for Lieutenant
Governor, and Joe Ilerrington of Pett.s for
Railroad and Wart house; Commls-loner
won only after close contests. While thr.r
victories wero splendid, the fight undo by
the friends of the other candidates was
certainly remarkably able.
Tho selection of Janus M. Selbert ror
chairman or the Stale Committee, was a
foregone conclusion, and It I- practically
udmitted tho campaign this year will prove
mrvst -fftctlve under his management.
The selection or Mayor Reed or Kansas
City and W. A. Rothwell of Muberly .is
KIcctors-at-Lare is regarded as a po-l-tive
evidence of the good Judgment which
marked tho proci'edings of the convention
from beginning to end.
Contests (lulcklj Settled.
When the convention was called to order
at Id o'cloik this morning the temperattiro
unJer the big tent registered nearly tlc
grees. Manj- of the de-legates stripped
themselves down tJ their shirts and trous
ers In anticipation of a sweltering ordeal,
and It was evident tu even the most casual
observer that the perspiring delegates were
In no mood to brook even tlie slightest un
necessary delay in comi-Ioilm; the work cut
out for them.
The i-halrnit n of the committees em Cre
dentials. Permanent Organization and Reso
lutions announced that they were teadj to
Janus J. Butler, ihalrm.in of the Creden
tials Committee, submitted a lengthy rtport.
covering the contests In St. laiuls, Kansas
City and St. Francois Coantj-. The com
mittee had heard only a portion of the evi
dence In one of the contests; that of the
Kansas City Ulghth Ward, and docldi-d in
that case to seat both the opposing delega
tions, allowing each half a vote.
In the St. LouN. St. Francois and the
Tenth and Fourteenth Kansas city ward-,
the committee, acting on the prm-dtnts es
tablished at the Mobetly and Cape Glrar
elcau conventions, seated the delegations
bearing credentials from the Election Com
missioners. This was victorj- for the
Hawes-Butler faction In St Iouls and the
Shannon-Walsh Taction In Kansas Cltj". The
report was adoptesl ny the eonvention.
The Committee on Permanent Organiza
tion reported, through its chairman, the or
der or business governing the convention,
which was the order usually olisprvcd at all
conventions. It provldeel that the temporarj'
officers be made the jtennanent officers of
It also provided that S' Iritis and Kan
sas City be called by wards and Jackson
Countj- by townships, but. on Virgil Conk
llng's motion, it was decided by the conven
tion to call Jackson, outsl'le of Kansas Cltj'.
i. a, cuuU". A clause In the report pro
Alexander M Dockery of Gallatin
l.leuf eiinnt (iiirriinr.
John A Lee of St Louis
Secretary of Mule.
Sam R Cook of 5!xleo
e Mate- nilltor.
Albert O. Allen of New Madrid.
t nv of Webb Clt.
1 iVIlllnmri of Past tie
4 Jose ,1!- llerIngto:i 'if Seil ilia
I'reslileotlnl J'looliirs-n t-l.-irgr. e
James A Rrtd of Kansas Ity
William A. lttithw.il of M berry.
Janvs M St ihert of Cape Girardeau
was ehos.ii as rlialrm.m uf the State
4 c-ntral Committee
IdeaN In ll.is State, and the deve-li.pment
or hlEln r staiidarils in all giad-s of schools
from the smallest rural "" hool H. the State
I'nlveTsltj, and we'.lemand the tare of the
et-e inosyiiarv Insiltulin'is.
"We eainestlv advueite the amendment
of the road laws until a svs'em sjia le
evolvenl wlihh will provide a p-riu.iiit nt
and sitsf letury Improvement of the high
ways of the State.
Titxitf Ittn ef I'riine'bises.
"We bollox.. all c irf raimns .bung busi
ness in this State should bear the- just pto
purtbn or taxation: we. thin-fore. ,1. nuinl
the taxation eif all corporate franchises.
Uith lomtstii- and foreign, lining bu-lnes.s
In the State
"We favor the arbitration eif dilfictiltirs
betwt en t mpli.v i r and mplnves and iletl-e
the- De mot-ratle sirtv of the State of Mis
souri to oarrj out this principle by appro
"We view with deep concern the struggle
betwetn corptiralt wealth and organized la
bor and affirm that lal-or has the right to
organize for mutual benefit anil that a de
nial of this right is contrary to the spirit or
I. I.enils Worlds Fair.
"We approve the approprl ition made by
Congress for the Louisiana Purchase Ceii-
tmuial and favor such either measurs as
will reader this Imiortaiit event successful
lle'iie'llls eif Domeicrtitlf Hull.
"The continuance eif Democratic State
governtiK nt means the final and full pay
ment of the State dt lit In the nrst two jetr
or the next administration, making It isis
stble at the end of that time to raLse all
State tuxe-s from corporations, leaving the
personal ami real propertj In the eountli-e
and ltl-s to tie taxed only for local pur
poses, thus solving the vexes! epiestlon of
equalization without Itu reaslug burdens up
on any Interest. It mtans clean, honest,
efficient administration. It nnnn.s econoiu.v
and care In the expenditure of public
monev . and It means the fu'therance of
those high principles of government which
are adves'sted by the Democratic party.
Upon these grounds the Demoeracj of
Missouri asks the supimr; of a'i pe-ople in
the State who dielre good govemnment.' '
vided that nominating speeches i restrict
ed! to fifteen minutes.
Chairman Boh Hicklln of the Committee
on Resolutions rad the reiort of that com
mittee, which I- printed in full elsewhere.
There was evidence of elisfavor on the
lirt of a few delegate's when that isirtlon of
the report indorsing Governor Stephens was
read. The clau-e-s relating to the arbitra
tion of labor Doubles and to the taxation
of franchises e-vokesl applause.
.dr. Pate of Camden Countj, an old sol
dier and a minister of the gospel, objected
to the report lieoauso there was no section
denouncing the Latiotial administration for
Its ni glet t of, the old veterans, but the con
xtntiou howle,! him down.
Charlt.s K( llj of St- Iuls atlempt-tl to
secure the floor tie oppose tho section In
doislng Governor SVphens and the adintn
lstratloti, but was unsuccessful.
The report was utianlniuusly adopt d.
Having disposed of this business. Chair
man Cowherd niiiiouncej that nominations
for Governor were in order An there wa.s
only or.e candidate, the chairman calif!
Daviess Countj. and n me-mber of that del
egation announced that It would jield m
the Fifth Di-trlct to make the nominating
Mr Cowherd thereupon stepped forward
to place Mr. Dockery's name be-fore the
convention. He nominated Mr. Dockery lu
a splendid speech, bringing eiut each -t'tn-tence
with a vigor that indicated the
trained orator Ho pictures! an Ideal can
didate for Governor, and declared Mr.
Dockerj- fillid the requirements In vierj'
particular I-oud applause filled the tent
after he finished.
Fred R. Ios of Clnj' Countj' secondesl the
nomination. No sooner had he finished than
Colonel V.u Harbor of Tn nton moved that
the nomination lie mude lij- acclamation.
The chairman put the question, and it
carried with a mighty cheer. Harbor of
Grundj-. Glenn or Pike and Russell of Mis
sissippi were api-iintcd to escort -Mr. Dockerj-
to the platform. He wa.s loudly cheered
on his ap;earance. Mr Cowherd declant.
he heeded no Introiuctlnn.
Mr. Docker) ' Speech.
"Mj- profound and most gratiful ucknowl.
e-Jgments are due to the Demoeracj- of Mis
souri for the Halted honor Jou have Just
t-onfe rrcd upon me. To be chosen bj a
great partj-, whose historj- Is contemporane
ous with the historj' of the Republic Itself,
tn lead Its columns In the closing contest of
this must iiiarvilotis centurj-. Is an honor
well wo.thj' the ambition of anj- Democrat.
"Your lonlidence and partiality, however
while bringing great pleasure. Impose
great responslbllltj'. 1 shall enter upon the
duties of the high office to which jou have
called me with an honest and Indexible pur
jsise so to administer Its affairs as to com
mand the approval not onlj' of the ruggetl
rank and tile of my own partj. but of all
the people of this Commonwe-alth. Horn on
the soil of Missouri, my love for her has
grown with her growth nnd strcngthene 1
xiith her strength. Kverj' ambition, every
aspiration, every energy "I'd whatever abil
ity I may pos.-ess shall lie dedicated to the
developniint of the varied resources of our
wondi rful State.
"I believe In the principles or the Demo
cratic partj'. and In the selectlun or polit
ical appointees will name representative
Democrats who rullj- meet the requirements
or the high' standard fixed by the Illustrious
rounder of our partj'. Aside from questions
e-ft ntlallj pHrtlsan, I shall nut hesitate to
ask the aid of all tho people regardle-s of
party alignments. Missouri's- commanding
position in the sisterhood of States must be
strengthened and advanced by legislation
along broad lines, thus aiding to promute
her to at least the third rank among the
States of the American Union at the
close of the first decade or the coming cen
turj". In the splendid domain or our inex
haustible resources opportunities Invite us
to still larger fields of endeavor and jet
Pledges a Good Administration.
This Is not the hour for an elaborate
Continued on l'age Two.
Another Conference May Be Held
To- Jay, but Outlook for Set
tlement Is Not Bright.
Mr. Whitaker Declares 1,000 Men Cannot B Re
instated at Once, and President Mahon Insists
That All or None Shall Be Taken Back.
Tlie citizens' Cmmltttc. which Ins been acting as intermediator between tho
strikers- and the St. Iaaiis Trai sit Companv. yesterday arranged for another confer
ence betu.in ex-Governor Stone and Jud II s. Priest on the proposition made by
the company last Saturday, eifferlng to nirstate l,fju tne-n at once, &) within ninety
dajs and the otht rs as vacancies occur, but It seems unlikely that If a meeting Is held
an agr.-i mi-nt w II! be reached. Mr Whitaker stld last night that the companj" cannot
now reinstate l.i..i men at once because ir-s than that number of vacancies) exist.
President Malum of the union said that unless all strikers are reinstated none will re
turn ti vtirk. Kx-tiv.-rnor Stole was In Kansas city jesterdaj- on business con
n.eteil v.Hli the Democratic Convention, but will bo here to-day and probably will
(all on Mr. Priest.
Five hundred motorm- n and conductor." formerlj- finploj'es of the street railwav-s
of Baltimore and Philadelphia, will arrive here to-morrow to take the places of tha
striker Recruits from dileigo. Cincinnati. Milwaukee and Cleveland will swell the
number to "").
A delegation of St. 1-iiiils citizens callee! on Governor Stephens jesterdaj' and ap
1 -jled to him tn call out the militia. The Governor stated after tho meeting that it
bad not vet decided the question, but he was incliued to the opinion that he would
not be justified In calling out the militia at this time.
More than a score of affidavits were filed In tho United States Circuit Court yes
terday bv transit otht-UIs. employes-, post office attaches and others in support of a
permanent writ of Injunction to restrain tho strikers and others from intcrferinK
with the operation of mall cars.
Six additional companies were formes! at the pos'tf barracks yesterday. A plan to
divide the entire fune Into two divisions to do duty in North and South St- Louis
is under discussion.
Governor Stephens, according to the statement of August Ge-hner, one of tho citi
zens who apiie.ilttl to him hi Jefftrsc-n Otv jesterdaj' to call out the militia, is ex
pected to come to st lials to-daj-. He may confer vvith the police and othsr officials
and citizens aliout the strike.
CITIZENS' COMMITTEE MEETS.
The Citizens Committee at Its meeting
je!.-tiri!.iv made arrangements for another
conference between Judge II. S. Priest,
altornej' for the transit e;ompanj-. and ex
Governur Stone, cnuns-l for the strikers, on
the propo-itlon maJe bj the company lust
Saturdaj to reinstate l,vi men. ". within
ninct j duvs and the remainder as vacancies
occurred but trom the statements made last
night by President Whltak-T, In behalf of
the companj. an J W. D. Mahon. fur the
union. It is believ-J that If a meeting Is
hell a se-ttlomint will not be reached.
Mr. Whitaker said tli.it the compiny can
not now take buck l,.j m-n, for less than
l.tv vacamtes now- exist.
President Malum said that no union men
will return to work unless all are rein
stated. On account of the abence from the cltj'
of ex-Governor W. J. Stne, attorney tor
the -trlkers, negotiations with the St. IjuI.s
Transit Companj- looking to a settlement of
the strike were nut resumed jesterdaj'. Kx
Governor Stone departed from the cltj' J'es
terdaj' morning on an earlj- train for Kan
sas Cltj'. Chairman Kdwards of the Griev
ance Committee, said that nothing will b-r
done toward elTectlng a settlement of the
differences in dispute until ex-Governor
The Citizens" Committee went into execu
tive session at noon jesterdaj- at the office
of Acting Chairman Nathan I'rauk to con
sider the statement given out bj' ex-Governor
Stone j'esterdaj-, in which he blames
the St. 1-ouls Transit Company for the
breaking off; or negotiations between tho
striken, and the companj'. Those present at
the conrerence were: Nathan Frank, who
acted as chairman in the absence of O. L.
White-law; Isaac N. IJonberger, who pre
sidesl as se'eretary in the absence of Gustav
Cramer; Messrs. T. N. I"iinton. Henry
Falrls'ick and Doctor I'mil Preetoriu!
Immeeiliat-lj' on receiving ex-Governor
Stone's letter Nathan Frank called the Citi
zens Committee to a tonrerence in his or
fite He requested Judge II. S. Prie-st, or.e
eif the- transit cotn;nnj''s attorneys, to at
tend the conference. When he tried to fee
Attornoj- Stone he found that he was out
of the cltj'.
fii'lioi rniur Miiiie're Letter.
Following Is ex-Governor Stone's letter to
Chairman Frank of the Citizen's Commit
tee. .st. Iw!s. June J. IJoa. Chairman Clt.zt-n-r'
IVnimttt e. Is-ar s'ir About s o clout on tatur
ilar ldst I resell t-ti a luimuur U-atlun from the
t immltte-s ef which j'eai ai acting chairman,
tr the al-ence vt Mr. Whilelan. This (-omnium-eatlin
was left at my office earlier man i
o'chs-k. but 1 was ab-ent frum the otflee when
It a deUv.rcd.
The urteiter pan of the timet 1 wo., absent
from the ornVe I was In conference with a lep
reifntatl' e (t the 'transit exmpanj, en-leavortr.g
to agree ujiun a fair bas!. rir settllric tht
As soon as I received the cvmnmn'catlon of
jour cti-rmilttt-e I en-lea oreil to get the Jxes uttvt
iVinmltlee of the unlun to-tether to consider thee
pr-'-it-sltl-m ot the ceaipanj- whKh yuu trans
mitted. It Is well kno-n tliat this union Is ecmisiseil
of a 1 irie number of men, anj that under their
firms ef proeeeslir.g all such tiue-tions as j-uu
ralemlttesl mut Le- f.rjt cur."iib r-d b th Kx
ecutne Oomiuittte. and after that bj the goi-pra;
ln.ly ttrftite anj ltnal ur Llnding action ear; U
it was therefore li-i'-nisiM.. in the vry na
ture of things for me to irnineillat-'Iy obtain a
de-Unite and hnjl espiesslun on the pn-s--al
jo-a transmlttrtl Minsislng you had been au
thnilze.1 in Ki-d faith to submit the pro-n-si-tlcn
fur th ceinslip-railon of the union emiilo:.es.
1 rts-eslsl in -rixii! faith and with an much
eipMllion ns t could to get the CxeiUtlle Com
As jour letl-r came to me so late on Sjtur
ita it was inussil,e for me to a.-endile the
full committee that cve-nlnz. as the members arej
featteretl widely over the city However. I dIJ
set a number Ps-ether. but not th? full com
mltlee. and after dis ussrg the matter with
those I as able to eee. I res-u-sted them t?
cather certain Infermatlon neessMi-y fir ni tj
have to rustle us to et!m-ite the practical erYst
of the conuninj's protsisltlon. and to a?emble
the whole con-'nittt-e on MonUay ta consider tht"
Thts was don. On Mon.!-i I look the mat
ter up with the Kxrtutlve (nnmlttee. Tl.is roru
mlltee is a lari-e t-ud and It re-iulred a great
amount of tatknt Ubur on the part t.f its
memt-ers. wilt) suili al-itance as 1 could ren
ir. to tea- h a con-Iiutlon. Th' deliberations
uf "the ei-rnmlttee la-tesl until o'clock.
The (sinunittee. animated lev a Jelri' tn co
operate with you in sttlinit the controversy, tb.
termlnej to submit to th company two rno.ll
rcatlons In the four propositions jou truns
mitresl at the Instance ef the (onu-any.
On Tuenlaj- rnornlrg 1 .-iv Mr Ihmann. thu
attorney of the companj'. -vltti a vl-w to .tlscurs
lrK the matter with hits. He aaketl me If the or
ginlzatlon I rerresentej had rejectetl th' proposi
tion the ctimpanj hail made, and I said to him
that wet desired some nulllleatle-is 1-efore accerl
lr.K It. or befcre rccornmending it acceirtance to
the neneral body.
Mr Lehmarn stated that he could not consider
anj chanse In the rrofcsltlon the company hail
made, and gave me to understand that It must be
accepted or rejected as it stood. Thl 1 reported
to the Executive Committee of the ors-i-nlzatlor-.
The committee then determined to call th fun
eral body together to-nl-jbt and submit tha com
pany's proposition dircitlj- to all the men. This
Uo, committee felt obllsated to do tecau-e tbry
believed the men were entitle.1 to pass upon tr
I roj-sllken for themselevs. and because ihejr be-heie-J
It due to. yur c mmlttce to submit the re
nult of j-our efforts directly to the men.
After the call for the j-eneral rr.eettrg had been
nt out the evening isipers contained a tate
taent by Jlr. Ihraai:n la which he said, an-opg
other thlr.gs: We were Riven to understand that
tb'se jeccimmenjatlons traade throueh j-cur cem
mltteei would be approved on Saturday evening.
Vlwi th- report of tho Citizen fTbmmlttee urai
rejected w-e went en with the employment of men
and there are noiv fewer places -.en."
This Is to ray In eject that th cotni-any dues
nit rew- feel ob!Irateil tt. carry (.ut the settlement
in.Imse.1 throuxh you. There vras nothing In tt-pro-x.sttliin
as jou transmitted It to me. tr In the
letter if jsi-r con.nilttee. which even Intimated
that the jropufcltl-n was to bo acted uxsin Satur
day evening. That wouIJ have been practically
lmts-ssible ia the very nature cf thtr.as.
Aeatn. th.re Is absolutelj- no warrant for the
ftttement that "the report 0f the citizens' Com
mittee was rejexted " It nu not even considered
until XI maay anl couta not have been con-u-leiesl
unlers we had given the Sabbath to It: and. as t
slid rut receive your letter until late Saturday
e-venine. It wsj Impracticable to assemble en Sui
day a committee whose member.- were --cattere-l
all uver the city, even lr It had been otherwlti
Hat, h. wever that may be. after Mr. Leh-niari-i's
ptildl-hrd statement this afternoon. It will
be worse than useless for th Keneral meeting
called fur to-night to proceed with the business,
for wi-kb it will assemble, and therefjre no ac
tion will b- tiken.
In eonelu-lln-,-. 1 will say that I have labored
t-n-lsr Frent embarrassment and difficulty to reach
a condition rmm whk-h 1 hut-ed tv be Instrumen
tal In trlnglng the opposing- forces tj :n agree-ii-trt
I re-ret that at the vry moment when I
v.-w beginning to expect results, ne-totiations are
abruptly terrnlliatel. Verj' trulj-. etc..
v W. J STONB.
The Citizen's Committee adjourned at 1
""(lock .md announced that the committee
had not formulated a new- proposition, but
that it considered tho one presented to thej
strikers oa Saturdaj- fair and equitable,
and that the committee would again ad
vocate the acceptance, by the strikers, of
the proposition jrcented last Saturdav.
arj which was declined by them. If ei-Gove-rrior
Slone returns to the cltj- to-day
a conference between him and Judge It. &
Priest probably will be held, when th.3
proposition drawn up by the Citizen's Com
mittee and approved by the transit -im.
, pany will be gone over in the hope of ef-
j Tectlng a settlement.
, .11 r. I.eliiuanu'a Hepljr.
jii ripij- to the letter of ex-Governor W.
J. Stone. Fred W. Lehmann, attorney for
the transit company, sent tho following let
ter to Acting: Chairman Nathan Frank of
the Citizen's Committee:
. J-sK-ls. Jin, June e. ISufl.-Honorable -'a-than
1 rar.K. City: Dear Sir The atar eif this
arternt-cn rontalns a letter addressed to you
by ex-Uovermr William J. Stx-ie. which, be
cause of Its referents to me. calls for some
altenthn at my bands. He undertakes tn put
the resi-onslllllty for the continuance of the
strike a-toi my shoulders. I win indulge In no
unsupported asre-rtlons. but win stand or fall by
the iecurd rs rnj.de at tt.e time.
On Saturday last th.. Citizens' Committee, for
uiaittted a letter, whtrh they said they had been
assured by ex-Uovemor E:..ne would b anbtan
tlally sitlsfactory to his cll-nra. It was unquvl
ltl'dly approved bv the trans!! comDanv. The
rejieser.tatlves of the company were given nt
understand that it woull be accepted at once
The utKency was (Treat, It was not a time for
dalljlns. Tl.e city was In disorder. Lawlessness
was rampant Had the asreercent been conclude!
t-atnrday clxht the community would have been
si-are-d the tian.e ci the awful outrages of
W were not alone In the belief that the re
port ef the ro-nmltte- vksiI.i be acted upon Sat
urday night. Th Chronicle. In its head lines. S1 f
tliat the atrrreirient had teen signed by the tran
rlt company, and "If ratlflej by the mass meet
ing to-night the street railway strike will be
The. Star of the same day said that "th
business men's eommltt.e. which his been en
deavoring to bring the St. Louis Transit Com
tany and the striking e-mp'o-es to an agree
ment, thicks tint it wilt protmbly aecomplt-h Its
purpose before the day is out."
I have not the IVst-Dispatch at hand, but my
recollection is Halt Its reports were of tr- same
Thus the transit people were net the only
ones who believed that the report of the Citi
zens Committee would be acted upon at once.
Kx-Governor Stone now ?ajs there was ni
-reneral meetlrg of his clients on Saturdav
night. The leo.t-IIpatrfi of Sunday -rives a
report of a trass meeting of strikers at the
Coliseum. So ,i The Itepublic-. Olobe-Hmoerat
and Star. 1 assumed these rei-nrts tn 1st true,
and I have not seen any question of ineir truth
tn this time, rave that made by ex-Go.ernor
Stone in his statement to jtsi.
The Stir of Sundav. and In this It was f-un-porttsl
I.- the other pit-era. said "the f'rle-.anre
and Kxecutive e'inmlttees if the strikers reject
President Hd-eard Whltaker's signed aprroval
of bu-iness men's com-nittee protmsitlon without
ajtsli;nlng anj' substantial reason,"
If these repeats were not true, the situation
demanded that ex-Governor Stone should prompt
ly correct them, but the public heard nothing
from him until to-div. and I heard nothing from
htm until j-esterdie. ani then it was in confirma
tion of the Star's statement that the reeom
mendatlcns of the ltaslness Men's Commutes
had been rejected.
The Star of Sun lay remains Interviews with
members of the committee, which are very much
to the point.
Doctor Ireetorius says that the recommen-Ia-tlons
by the commlree were ''practically Iden
tical" with the demands of the strikers.
Mr. Uont-rrcer says: "The proposition as
drawn up was t-ased almost entirely upon the
answer sent by the strikers to the original let
ter." Mr. xvnltelavr is reported as hsvin-r stated
most emphaticalli' tn the Star Saturday night
that "no changes whatever had been made In the.
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