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THE ST. LOUIS REPUBLIC.
WORLD'S FAJR NOW OPEN CLOSES DEC 1.
TUESDAY. MORNING. JULY 1!). 1004.
1t-t--st-. I In M. Louis, One Cent.
JK1(J J Outside . Innls. Two Cent
" On Trnln. Three Cent.
SEE WEDNESDAY'S REPUBLIC FOR LEADING MERCHANTS' MIDWEEK BARGAINS
ST. LOUIS SUFFERS LESS FROM
HEAT THAN OTHER BIG CITIES.
General Keller Admits That
His Losses in Effort to
Dislodge Japs "Ex
JAP CASUALTIES ARE FEW.
JSritisli Mediterranean Fleet Sud
denly Leaves Malta and May
Go to the Red Pea.
TO WATCH RUSSIAN VESSELS.
Cruiser Terrible, It Is Reported,
ITas Already Left Suez to Look
After Interests of English
Iymdnn July 1? The Morning Poet's
correspondent at General KuroLi'a head
quarter, telegraphing, under date of July
' A Russian fore, apparently about 20,
00 strong, attacked tho front, left and
right of the Japanese positions on the
western slope of Mo-Tien Pass at 2 a. m.
to-day. under cover of a dense fog.
"Tlie sudden onslaught drove In the
Japaneso posts, but as soon as re-enforcements
arrived the Japanese gallantly ad
vanced to the attack and. after severe
fighting, drove off the Russians and reoc
cupled the position.
"The Russians retired, their retreat
being well covered. The fighting lasted
until 3 o'clock In the afternoon, and when
T left the scene desultory firing es Btlil
I rocrcvllng.," ,- -- -
The correspondent of the Times at Gen
eral Kurokl's headquarters savs that the
Japanese losses during the fighting at Mo
Tlen Pass were trifling.
Tho Dally Express this morning prints
the following dispatch, dated July IS.
Maximum Temperature in the
World's Fair City Is !)o
Hot weather continued in St luis es
terd.iy, and is llkel to list for i-everal
The thermometer regltfrcd W degrees
at the Weather Bureau front 1 o clock In
the afternoon until I o clock but did not
exceed that point.
There were but two eaj-es of he.it pros
tration An unidentified man. l'ving on
Clark nenue. wlu suffered from sun
stroke on Sundav. died esteida.
Thomas Gorman C3 ears old. .1 laborer,
was overcome b the heat at No U North
Fourth street yesterday afternoon and
taken to a hospital. Ills condition Is
Edmer Clajton, a carpenter was taken
to the City Hospital In the afternoon Ills
condition Is not bcrloub.
St. Louis was not by far the hottest
city In the country jesterdaj, though the
thermometer registered a temperature of
degrees for four hours In the mean
time Chicago was sweltering at 92 In
spite of lake breezes. Cincinnati scored SO,
Kansas City iX De Moines, la , 91, nnd
Duluth. Minn.. S3. Marquette, Mich ,
Montgomery, Ala., and Grand Junction.
Colo . SS. the hottest points in the country
Philadelphia and New York registered SS
and New Orleans 90
"We are making farmers' weather now,"
said Edward H. Howie. Local Forecaster
at the Weather Bureau.
"It Is going to be hot for a few dajs.
but this hot weather has enabled the
Western farmers to harvest millions of
dollars' wortn of wheat which would have
ctherwise be'-n lost, and If the citizens of
St. Louis suffer a little, the must remem
ber that tho sun Is making money for tho
farmers to come to the Talr with next
The official forecast promises continued
warm weather to-day, with the maximum
temperature again In the nineties.
The thermometer only reached 90 yester
day, and the hot wave Is expected to con
tinue without diminution in practically all
sections east of the Kocky Mountains, ex
cepting the Northwest, where much cooler
Rapid City. S. D, had the maximum
heat on Sunday, where It was 9S.
There was heavy rainfall In Eastern
Pennsylvania, Central New Tork. Minne
sota and North Dakota yesterday.
Fourteen Death in Chicago
Tin ee I)as From the V.
Chicago, 111, Julj IS Fourteen pirsons
are dead as a result of tliree dajb' tortur
ing heat. Five have succumbed within
twtnty-four hours. Many persons were
stricken to-day and some will die
A maximum temperature of 12 degree"
was registered at tho Weather Bureau in
tho AudltorlJm tower to-dav In the
streets the figures averaged from five to
eight degrees higher. No relief is In sight
Those who died to-day are Martha An
derson, falmon Kalwcin. John Grnidge,
Frank Luther. Ednard Meer.
Maddened by the heat. Kalvveln. an in
mate of the Poorhouso at Dunning, leaped
from a third story window and was dashed
Martha Anderson died from loss of blood
after lacerating her own flesh, while mad
dened by fever blisters, brought on by tho
Graldgev and Luther were overcome on
the street, and died in a few minutes
Mejer was found dead In bed aftur com
plaining of falntre-s from the heat.
Heat prostrations began early, the first
noted having occurred nt S o'clock As the
day advanced they became more numerous.
An Instance showing the e-xtcnt to which
the heat Is felt was forthcoming when a
Deputy Sheriff explained to Judge Clifford
that all save twentj -seven of the flfty
men sjmmoned for Grand Jury dutv had
fled to Chicago to escape the heat Of
those who appeared, fifteen Bought to es
cape service on one pretext or another,
and one frankly stated ht feared the heat
would drive him mad
EAST ST, LOUIS
FORTY OF COOK'S INSTRUCTED DELEGATES
PLAN FOR THE DEFEAT OF THEIR CANDIDATE
FOLK FORCES DOMINATE THE CONVENTION.
Cut in Daikness All JCii'ht and
Street Railway Se.it in
ONE BIG BOILER EXPLODES.
Opposition to the Secretary of
State Takes Definite Shape
at Jefferson City.
Main l'a'-s(.ii;eis Spend Night on
Inleruiban Cms Rather Than
Walk to Their Destination
To Resume Traffic To Dnv.
MniuiKer llii.iie n.. that Ilnmt Mile
rnrs villi rrxiniK- lit el u'rloik (Ills
Pittsburg, July IS The excessive hnt
of the past fort -eight hours was broken
.-'v.ji'j. fc 5 heavy thunderstorm The ef
fect of the storm was to bring the Gov
ernment thermometer from 90 down to T9
within half an hour.
HETUniJC EPtXTI 4.U
Burlington. la , July IS J H Duggan a
well-known retired railroad olllcial, died
si ddenly this morning from heat.
Detroit, Mich . July IS A number of
caes of heat prostration were reported
here to-day. The case of A. L. Smith, a
well-knew n contractor, resulted fa tall.
The maximum temperature was 95 de
Hammond. Ind.. July IS Two prostra
tions from the heat, both resulting In
death, were reported here to-night. Fred
Zobleskl, 9 jears old, succumbed while
pi in ''a'l IP "le Hreet Henry Mc
Knlght. 13 jeara o'.d. was prostrated while
crossing a field. Several horses dropped
from Its correspondent at Malta:
"The British Mediterranean fleet left here
to-day for Alexandria. It Is believed tha,.
the destination of the fleet may be con
nected with the presence of the Russian
volunteer fleet steamers In the Red Sea.
The British cruiser Terrible, It Is said,
sailed from Suez, to-day for the purpose
of looking after the interests of British
15NG REPORT OP FIGHT.
St. Petersburg, July IS. An official dis
patch from General Kuropatkin lata to
night fully confirms tho press report re
ceived from Toklo, by way of London,
earlier in the criy that General Keller sus
tained a severe defeat yesterday at Mo
Tien Pass, which la held by the Japanese
under General Kurokl. and that the Rus
sians were pursued for several miles.
General Kuropatkin quotes General Kel
ler as salng that tho Russian losses "will
BUTLER MAN MADE SECRETARY;
POSED AS A FOLK SUPPORTER
1 HE SUN RISES THIS MORNING AT
O AND SETS THIS EVENING AT 723.
THE MOON SETS THIS EVENING AT
GRAIN CLOSED! ST. LOUIS-JULY
WHEAT. 9tJ4c ASKED: JULY CORN. 46o
NOMINAL. CHICAGO-JULY WHEAT.
Wc: JULY CORN, sHo ASKED.
1 K VTIIER I.MJTCATIOJiS.
Forecast for St. LodIi and Vicinity
Knlr ana continued worm, with
llsrht to fresh southerly winds. The
mnximnm temperature will be OO de
cree or higher.
For Mls.onrl nnd Illinolii rair
Tuesday and 1Vedncsdn.
1. Committee May Unseat Hawcs Men.
Twenty Thousand Russians Reported
Million-Dollar rire In East St Louis.
2. County Delegates Are Determined.
Crow Makes His Position Plain.
Pretty Women Play Politics.
McLeod Leader of Crow Forces.
3. Mob Stones Train Near Stock Yards.
Restraining Order to Be Contested.
4. Mae Day Best at Pair Grounds.
Red Light Has Strong Chance.
P. ithlotlcs Again Trim the Browns.
Visitors at St. Louis Hotels
7. Officials Object to Tax Levy.
Loomls's Death Caused by Blow.
To Decide Upon Rates to Talr.
8. Fow Drill Hours for Illinois Regiment.
9. Stock Market Shows Good Digestive
Wheat Shows Sharp Gain at the Close.
Stocks and Bonds In Boston.
10. Republic "Want" Advertisements.
11. Republic "Want" Advertisements.
12. Republic "Want" Advertisements.
13. Republlo "Want" Advertisements
Happenings in Illinois Cities and
14. Business Men Object to School.
Speeding Case Dismissed.
Mulhall Case Continued. ,-
Heal Estate. Transfer!. fliuBffif.
nr a stafi" correspondent.
Jefferson City. Mo. July 18. The only
man slated for the temporary organization
of the convention who may not prove en
tirely satisfactory to the Folk forces, is
J. D. Bjrnes, elected bv the State Com
mltteo for temporary secretary He was
nominatod as a Folk man, but after ho
had been chosen without opposition It de
veloped that he Is superintendent of Ed
Butler's farm In Jefferson County. It is
possible that a fight may bo made on him
on the floor of tho convention unless It
can be clearly proven that he Is on out-and-out
The choice of Brnes was tho result of
clever political sllght-o'-hand on the
part of Jim Buler and E. E. Gulon.
After Frank M. Klelbcr had been voted
down as an opponent to Vandlvcr, Gulon
leaned over to Butler and said.
"Look, here, Jim, spring Bjrnes from
Jefferson County, for secretary. Vv'e can't
get a mm from St. Louis, but nobody
knows who Brnes 1. and we can put It
So Butler began prospecting among the
other committeemen for somebod who
would nominate Byrres Shaw agreed. He
rose nnd In a short speech characterized
15rnes as a most enthusiastic Folk man,
When tho voting began It went right
down the line Byrne", Byrnes, Brnes.
Nolen was snowed under.
And not a one of the committeemen ex
cept those from St Louis had tho re
motest idea who Bjrres was Not that
all of them are sorry now. Virgil Conkllng,
who knew no more of the candidate than
an body else, seems to regard it as the
best ever happened As for the Butler
men, their satisfaction is complete Thov
st-nd b tiieir guns, declaring that Brnes
will make an excellent secretary if al
lowed tn :l
He his been an active Hawes man In Jef
ferson Count and was among thos- who
were to deliver the county for Hawes
in tho pubernntorial race.
Fire which started In the teller room of
the East St. Louis and Suburban Raila
Compnnv s ponerhous -t HMge avenue
and Twentieth street. lst St Louis, at
10 45 o'clock Inst night, was responsible for
total dnrltness In ilio cltj of Eat St
Louis for tl e remainder of the night
Hundr.ds of passengers on the cirs of
the Interurban sjstem of tlft. company
spreading over IS! ml'es of countr adji
ennt to Eist St. Ixjuis, were compelled
to walk to thlr destinations or rmaic
in the cars.
Tho fire originated from spontaneous
combustion in tho roof of the boiler-room
In a short time the great plant of boilers
was a mKs of flames The automatic
coal bins und stokers were the first to be
destroyed nnd were ruined.
Every available fireman In the city was
summoned and the entire force of the Fire
Department was concentrated upon a fire
wall four feet six Inches thick, which sep
arated the boiler-room from the engines
and dynamos After a fierce struggle the
flames were stopped at this wall and the
million-dollar plant was saved
In the boiler-room one of the huge boil
ers exploded shortly before midnight and
one of the main stenm pipes burst
At 11 15 o'clock the power! whlth runs
all the cars on the sstem.(was shut off
and the cars came to a standstill. Each
car Is tfjulpped with a telephone and
liom tho "en'ral offices the conductor was
communicated with, informed of the JlreT
and the reason for tho shutting off of the
power nnd told to stay with his car un
Passengurs f0r Belleville. O'F-aUon.
Ltbanon. Edwardsvllle. EJgemont, Case
vlllo and ColUnsvllIe. wro weie home
ward bound, were thus notified
Cars on the Ead-s Bridge were t-hut
down all night and hundreds of passengers
on their waj home from St. Louis and
tho Exposition wero compelled to witU
across the bridge With the shutting off
of thu power camo the extinguishing of
all the electric lights In Dast St Louis.
The plant furnishe-s power for both pri
vate lights and tho .it lighting service
and, as a consequence, the entire' city was
In darknesu during the greater part of tho
The steam pipe which bur't was the
principal ficder from the boiler-rooms to
tho engines, and until this was repaired
no power of an kind could be furnlhtd
Before the flames were well under control
40O mm had been put to work repairing
I C Havnes, the general manager of
tho compan. staled at 1 TO o'clock this
morning that by almost superhuman
methods, power would to again turned on
at 6 o'clock and that the cars would be
running at that hour
The firemen were able to gain control of
the tire shortly nfter midnight and stopped
me names at tne nre wall
The engines were not damaged and tho
main part of the plant did not suffer. The
loss is estimated at between J13.O0O and
HOLD NIGHT CONFERENCE.
Buchanan. Hoone. Andrew, Mon-
loe. Knox and Cole Are Rcpre
rented in the First of tin-
SECOND SESSION TO-DAY.
Leaders Announce That I (10 Del
egates May Request the Candi
dale to Release Them Fnuii
FORECAST OF THE CONVENTION.
WORLDS FAIR. PROGRAMME FOR TO-DAY.
Lincoln Institute Day.
9 00 a. m. First MoM Clasei, Model School. Philippine
Oaird Mount. Fim Illinois, Administration quad.
)l m Child Gardeners at work. U &- Plant Map
10-00 a. m Drill, Columbus Guards Administration quad.
Concert, Kern's Orchestra. Missouri building
ItecrpUon to FIrpt Illinois. Illinois bulldm?.
Concert. South Dakota State Bind. Administration quid
Classes In Foreign Languages. Education bullilng
10 JO a m. Concert. Arkansas bulldinr.
Drill. V. S. Heavy Ordnance, outside Government MJe
11.00 a. m Concert, Twinty-rlxth U S. Inf Band, Coveroirent bide
Concert, Scouts' Band, Philippines
11.M a. tru Orcan Ilecltal. J Warren Andrews. rstlval Hall.
1 3) p. m Concert. Boston Hand. Plaza St. Lcul.
Z 00 p. m Concert. Weirs Band. Plaza Orleans.
Concert. Tetnng Quartet. Liberal Arts building
Lecture. O M Dabcock. lecture-room. Education bldg
I 30 p m Ss-lon United Order of ForeaUrs, Tt-nple of rraternltj
Exercises, Lincoln Institute Dar. Congress Hall.
Concert, Fanciulll's Band Machinery Gardens
3 00 p m Classes In Forelcn Language-, Education bulldlnc.
Physics and Chemlstrj Classes St Loul" Public hchool
rectlon. Education building.
Concirt, First Illinois Band. Model Camp
Concert. Kern's Ortheetra. Missouri bultdlrg
4-00 p m Missionary Player Service, Woman s Anchorage
1 13 p. in Illustrated Lecture "Budapest ' Itccltatton Hall
Drill. Gate Cltr Guards Plara St. Louis
Concert. Twenty-sixth U S Inf Band. Government bide
Drill. Seventieth Virginia. Administration quad.
Drill. Second vew Tork. Administration quadrangle
t W p in Electric Club. Palace of Electricity
Drill. Gate City OuarCs. Administration quadrangle.
Parade and Review, rirst Illinois, rlaia St. Louie
Concert, Well's Hand. I'laza Orleans
C 00 p. m Concert, Exposition Orchestra. T) ro.ean Ales
T SO p. nu Art Palace open to public
Concert, Boston Band. Plaza St Loul
S 00 p m. Escort to Gov. v.atcs. First Illinois, to Illinois bldg
Reception to Gov. Yates by First Illinois. Illinois Lldc
I IS p. m Concert. Exposition Orchestra, Tyrolean Alps
8 00 a, m. Grounds open.
Troop Drill. U. S Marines, Plaza St. Louis.
9 00 a. zn Guard Mounts. Scouts and Constabulary. Philippines.
Half Hourly Lectures. Philippine Art Section.
Demonstration. Vibratory Curative Method. Education
Churning at Creamery, Palace of Agriculture.
Mint In Opeiatlon. Government building
9 30 a- m Industrial C.ses of Indians. Indian Schcol
Rock Drill Mining. Mines and Metallurgy bids
Concert Government Indian Band. Indian bchool.
Organ Recital Mason Slade, Iowa building.
Battalion Drill. Scouts. PhillDplnes.
Submarine Mine Demonstration, Government bu'lding
California and Oregon
HEGCLAR EVO:TS-(Co-.tinued )
vi i" a. m i-run Cooking Demonstration
sctlor Agriculture building.
Teaching Foreign Languages by n-onograph. Guild Hall.
Radiophone Transmission of Bugle Calls, Electricity bldg.
Gem Cutting. Mln and Metallurgy bldg
Feeding Seals. Government Fisheries Tavlllcn
Hourly Iliograph Exhibitions. Oovernm-nt building
Queen's Jubilee Prese-its en view. Congress building
Das DeutscI e Haul opn
Manufacture Small Arms Cartridges. Govrrnm-nt Wdg
Heliograph Demonstrations Government buildln;
Anthropometric Demonstration Anthropology bldg
10 10 a rc-Demonstratlons. Model Dry Dock. Government bldg
Recital. Mechanical Orgnn 1 rench sc Liberal Arts bldg
Concert, Artificial Birds Iowa building
Hourly Blcgraph Exhibitions. Government bull ling.
11 uO a m riaes of Blind nnd Deaf. Education bultdlrg
Gold and Sliver Assaing. Metal Pavilion MInirg Gulch.
Visa in Theater cpen.
VMreI(.ss Telegraphy Demonstrations Government bldg
Fancy Rife Shooting, range west of Fortstrj bljg
Ca.se.sdes n operation
il i) a m -Radium Exhibition. Interior Dept Government bldg
K V noon Milking end Feeding Cows. Dalrj Test. Dairy Bares
1 TO p m. Concert. Government Indian Band Indian School.
Clauses of Blind anl Deaf. Eiu-atlon building
Teaching English to I orelgners b Phonograph Guild
2 CO p m. Concert. Raymond Orchestra. Temile of rraterrlty
Chines Nstlonal Pavilion opn
Concert. Illinois section Agriculture building
Das Deutsche Hau open
Concert. Military Band. Philippines
Ca.srades In operation
2 30 p m -Drill U S Life Saver.. lake north of Atrlculluie bldg
S 00 p m raccy Rifle Shooting, range west of Forestry b'dg
Gem Cutting, Mires and Metillurgv bldg
Heliograph Demonstntlons. Government lulldlrr
Redlum Exhibit. Interior Dept Government bldg
Feeding of Birds. Government Bird Cage
"-pear Throwing Igorrote Village. Philippines
Recital. Aeolian Pipe. Organ. Sew Tork building
Demonstration, Floatl-g Dry Dock. Government bldg
3 SO p m Gold and Silver Assajlng Metal Pavilion. Minlne Gulch.
Dress Parade. U S. Marines. Plaza St, Louie
I'Op m Wireless Telegraphy Demonstrations. Government bids.
Drill. U. S Hospital Orps. camp near Parade entrance
Feeding of Seals. Government Fisheries Pavilion.
4 1J p. m. Concert, Artificial Birds. Iowa bulldlrg
30 p. m Organ Recital. Mason Slade. Iowa building.
C 00 p zn. Recital, Mechanical Organ, French sec. Liberal Arts bldg.
Dress Parade. Coastabjlarr, Pfcllliplnes.
Cascadts In operation.
6:00 p m Dre-ss Farade. scouts. Philippine.
7.00 p. m, Milking and Feeding Cows. I)alr Test. Dairy Barns.
Concert. Constabulary Band. Phtllrptncs,
7.90 p. m. Illumination of grounds and buildings.
F 30 p m Cascades In operation.
s HAWKS SA1S III! M.V s
s t.O OCT OK POLITICS.
Jefferson City Mo , July IS D .- O
cussing the outlook to-nlsht. Harry
' Toll: will receive tho nomination
on the first ballot The total vote
of the convention Is 7C0, making r
votes necessary to nominate Folk s
has about M0 ln.tructtJ dulegates s
and I have the balance I do nut
look for a. light on tho floor of the
convention, unices gavel rule Is per-
sisted in. In which case I surely will s
stand up for mj rights and will s
s fight to the bitter end
"As matters now tand I
s acKnowitdgo ilefeut. It possibl
ma bo a good lesson for me. and s
1 ma get out of politics I made v
a fair nnd squat o fight, and I se I s
have lost, but I have no unklrd s
comment to mnke ' 4.
BV A STAVK COHRtSPONDEXT
Jefferson Cit, JIo . July IS Folk and
his friends ale fighting
Assured of the nomination of the Circuit
Attorney, the are organizing In earnest
against Secretar of Stite fcam 15. Cook
Late to-right a caucus of Folk dele
gatesmen who believe thoroughly In the
principle-, which ho advocstes, and want
an unimpeachable ticket was held In his
headquarters at the A. O. U. W. Hall on
Aliout fort person present These
delegates nre all inatrurttd bv primaries
for Cook The aro from Hoone. lluchan-
an Audrain. Cole. Knox. Monroe and oth
er counties The all believe that he should
not go on the ticket lhey aro averse to
bolting Instructions The ndjoarned to
meet again to-morrow afternoon, vvhen it
Is espected that a mu"h larger number
will be on hand lhey mean business and
are going about it in a practical vv-i
At to-morrow's meeting they expect to
have nt least 13 more instructed dele
gates. Preparations lnv been made for
active work Thev believe that harmonv
in the convention can be best ,icured by
Mr Cook's withdrawing from the race for
Secretar of State
Said ono of the delegites to-night after
"If Mr. Cook were tho only available
man in Missouri for this honor at the
hands of the I mocratlc party, there
would bo no dilllculty In acknowledging
that thi re should bo no tight made on
"Rut he Is the most unavailable of those
who have ben mentioned With aboslute
ly no pergonal malice ton aril him. but
with an ec single to a clean ticket, vvn
believe thnt lie should step down and out.
' Though instructed for him, we Intend to
do ever thing In our power to be it him
short of bolting instructions on the tir.t
N W. McLeod svild to-night
"Mr. Cook will be beaten, unless I am
greatly mistaken I cannot conceive tint
the convention will adopt the platform
which has been prepared, and then let
Mr Cook run on It '
COOK YET CONFIDENT.
Mr Cook said
' I am confident that I shall be nom
inated on the first bnllot Will A lloth
wcll of Moberly will place me In nomlra
tion. I count on receiving 100 more votes
than a majorit on the first ballot. Dele
gates will not bolt Instructions. No can
didate would care or dare to take a nom
ination on bolting Instructions."
J TV. M tlun of St Jospu and Mr. Mc
Iod of St Ixiuis aro credited with being
the backbone of the eppoMtlon to Mr.
Cook. That the are keeping Mr. Cook
bu Is evident ftom his actlvitv. Every
resource of the so-called State machine is
being exercised In his behalf. Tho St
lm'.f; delegates seem united on the propo
sition to put him 011 the ticket
Mr e'ook has told all of his frlsnds not
to make a fight on the platform. In the
words of one of them
"That platform cannot be made too
strong for him Ho can stand on an thing
provided the majorit of thu delegates
vote ror him
James Todd of Man ville. R, v. Mitchell
of Nevada and I H Musgrave of Ash
Grove, worked unceasingly to-day In op
position to Cook. That they have strength
Is developing every hour. The Fifteenth
District is solid for Mitchell outside of
the Reed Jasper County delegates.
The Tourth District, where they are not
Instructed, are for Todd. To-morrow- may
see active developments In the situation
Cahdidates to-night began announcing
the names of those who would place
them in nomination. Robert H. Kern
of Macon will nominate Folk, and William
RY A STAFF ( ORRKPONDE-T
Jeife-rxim G'itj, Mo. July IS Nearly forty tlelppates from ISnchanan,
Boone.'. Andrew, Cole ami other counties, win we-re instructed for Cook inrhe
primaries met to night at tbe A. O. U. Vi. Hall, which is tHinc useel for
practical i'olk headquarters, and htarte-d au initial organization to 8pht
Tlie'y announcfsl tlmt tuty intended to IK-lit char down the line. Probably
1 hey will appeal to Ce-ok to release them from their obligationi. If he re
fuses to do co, an undoubted prediction, other means will be found to carry
on the fichr for nn absolute! unimpeachable tukct. Opponents of Mr. Cook
elaimed victory to-niKiit.
Much depends on the outcome of the contests In St. Louis. Indications are
that delegates from three ward; will be uuseatid
The State Committee met and agreed upon a slate, lncludtus Conprcssman
Vandherfor temporary chairman. Yeater of Pettis suggested for permanent
The convention will be called together at coon to-morrow. restrict
cautu-LS will he held arOJtO a. m.
There will be a light on the reccommendatlon of the State Committoe
of John Uyrnes for temporary secretary of the convention.
Mr Itvrnesls superintendent of L'dward Butler's farm in Jefferson Coun
ty. He Mipported Il.twes for (Jovernor. Tho friends of Folk Announced to
night that thev would put up J II. N'olen. a consistent l'olk man, for tem
porary se-creury, and leave it to the convention
In all other place-, the opposition to Folk "laid down." Friends of Sec
ret.irv of State ham IJ Cook exerted their influence to preveut any test of
strength on the temporary organization.
OF PLATFORM ARF
H. Wallace of Kansas City will second.
Tom L Anderson of St. Louis will an
nounce Hawes. J. M. Lowe of Kanstis
City will nominate James Cowgill; A. W.
Lons of Springfield, L. H. Musgrave;
Captain vV L Abnev of Saline County, D
W. Marmaduke: J W Alexander of Gal
latin. J. M. Salee; Judge Roger of Iron
County. A. O. Allen; Judge W. v. Graves
of Butler. R. H. Oglesby; Champ Clark of
Bowling Green. Eliot W. Majors, Will A
Rothwell and Sam B. Cook.
BY - STV1F OP.RFPONDENT
Jefferson c it. Mo . Jul IS. Of more in-te-rct
than nn other plank of the plat
form which has oeen prepared under the
dlreetion of Circuit Attorney Folk to be
presented to the Committee on Resolu
tions of tl State Democratic Convention
Is one which declares for a change In the
existing statute- whereby any person who
is n witness to a bribery and afterwards
conceals his knowledge from the prosecut
irg authorities may be convicted of a
If this plank is adopted and It Is ns
nearlv ce-tain as tl.e nomination of Folk
there will be a big rustle when the roll
Is called for nomination of a Secretary of
The constitutional provision permitting
a witness to hide behind the Incriminating
clause is to be evaded In tho same manner
decl ired proper by the Supreme Court,
whereb a -vltness giving Incriminating
letimonv is exempt from prosecution.
A SHORT PLATFORM
The platform prepared by Circuit At
tornev Tolk contains nbout two pages of
tvp.wrltten matter devoted to tho boodle
issue The entire document Is one of the
shortest that have been written for a reso
lutions committee, there being but four
page. all together
In the platform which Mr Folk has
written, it is stated that "the Democratic
pnrtv stands not only for tho material
nnd Intellectual development of the State
but also for morality, tho paramount issue
now confronting the people."
A short nnd concise reference Is made
to the developments In the fight against
boodllng in this State "Corruption lias
been exposed and punished bv Democratic
officials," Is ono of tho statements in tho
platform "At no time or place has there
been so much official corruption laid bare
as here The Democratic party is the par
ty of good government, nnd stand for the
thorough eradication of this evil." It
The p'atform states that the opposition
of boodle rs and their all'es is desire
"The Democratic party does not want
their votes, and hopes nnd expects to
drive them Into the Penitentiary or out of
the State" This paragraph I as strong as
language can make It
LOBBY IS CONDEMNED
The presence of a professional lobby nt
the c.apltol during a session of the Gen
eral Assembly Is denounced.
"legitimate representatives of corpora
tions, whose business is affected by pend
irg legMat'on Is permis-lble, but a paid
lobb tends inevitabl to corruption, and is
a souree of much of the evil In legisla
Specific remedies are not given for new
laws governing the police in the largo
cities The enactment of legislation
v.hereb the large- cities sltill receive "as
large a measure of leeal self-government
as is consistent with the due nforcement
of Hie laws anil the pe.ico and dignity of
the State ' is demanded "At mi time or
under an clrcumstancts the plank con
tinues, "should the police be ued as a
machine. Policemen have the same rights
in politics as nn individual, but no more
Preceding the boodle and police planks
the national platform ntlopti d In St Louis
Is ntlirmeJ rcmocratlc administrations
from Wood'on to Do-kery. Inclusive, are
commend d The pamcnt of Missouri's
bonded debt, the lowering of taxation and
the excellent financial condition of the
State nre praised
Following the boodle and police planks.
the Initiative and referendum and the
constitutional amendment on that sub
ject are commended as partial protections
against corrupt legislation
The party believes In the equal protec
tion of labor with capital, ns the rights of
one are not to be held more sacred than
thne of the other
Taxation phould be equitably distributed,
corporations should be assessed In the
same proportion as Individuals, and the
value of franchises should bo considered
In making this assessment.
Missouri's splendid school system Is com
mended, and the party pledged to the up
port of the constitutional amendment re
lating to free text-books
It has not et ben determined whether
the part 3hall be pledged to the re-election
of Cockrell to the Senate by a plank
in the platform or by a separate resolu
tion Whleh'o-er way shall seem most ad
visable will be adopted.
UNSEAT HAWES MEN
ROM THO WARDS
Mass of Evidence and Affida
vits, if Considered, Would
Take More Time Than
Can Be Spared.
MAY FINISH IN ONE DAY.
Hoth of Contending Parties, With."
Witnesses, on the Ground, and
-Ml Are Prepared for Fight
BUTLER MAKES STATEMENT.
Pars Thar Whichever Ride Wins
There Will He Xo Disorder,
and Pronts Idea That Ticke'
Will Be Knifed in St.
BY A STAFF CORRESPONDHrTT. '
Jefferson City. Mo , July 18 -Both iides
are present, lined up. and ready for the
fray in the St. Louis City contest, Th
Folk delegates and witnesses began ar
riving to-day, and will come on various
trains to-night and to-morrow. Hawes
and Butler men appeared at noon to-dny
and will be re-enforced by every train
Thomas B. Mulvlhill declares that ths
contests will go on; that J. C. Jones, and
Given Camobell will be here to-morrow
morning to assist in the arguments befors
the Credentials Committeo and that he s
confident of convincing the committee of
the unfairness of seating Hawcs men In
twenty-one wards of St, Loul.
NO ROUGH HOUSE. "
J J Bailer. K. Et Gulon. Tim Hennes
sey and Colin Selph formed the advance
guard of the Twelfth District Butler fol
lowing Jim Butler reiterates the Hawes
assertion that no "rough-house demon
strations will be chargeable to tho St.
Louis contingent "
"There never was auj truth in the re--
ports that Indians wtre to come here,"
ueclared Butler. "Wu won't stand for aur
skull-dugter We can't afford It. an-
will be the first to assist in kicking out
of town an body who starts an thing
"As to tlie contests, I elun't see
herein the Folic turn can hope tn
uuneut xi delegate front the Twelfth.
h t In einp of the nurds In Trhlv.
tlie announce n contest, the truth i
that Folk, did not Ket a vote.
Infikrtl no I1111I thut vvc ttioniEUt
pie would sa It surely was a. game,
so we Just credited bint np with av
ftrW. If that ballot box Is opened, I
a now that not a' vote will be
found In It for Folic."
Mr. Butler declined to name the ward.
"However," continued tho Twelfth Dis
trict Congressman, "If they unseat us ws
will walk out quietly and take the next
train home. There won't bo any out
break of any kind. We will be the quiet
est procession you ever saw, more like a
funeral than anything I can think of."
NO ST. LOUIS KNIFING.
On behalf of tho Butler strength, J. J.
Butler denies that wholesalo knifing ot
Folk will be counseled In St. Louis, na
matter what tho outcome at the conven
tion. "If they treat us fairly here," he de
clares. "It will be a lot better for the
welfare of State and city tickets In St.
Louis. But I am a Democrat and not In
the knifing busiress."
However, the threat Is made by som
that If certain things transpire in Jeffer
son C1& during the next two days St.
ntlnued on Fade Two.