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MAYSVILLE, KYM WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 1904.
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Their National Convention, the
13th in the Party's History,
Opens in Chicago.
HON, ELIHUROOTSOUNDS KEYNOTE'
The First Day's Program Was Carried
Out Like Clockwork, Not a Jar
ring1 Sound Being: Heard.
Synopsis of the Draft of a Platform
Presented to the Sub-Committee
On Resolutions It Is a Ba
sis For Action.
Chicago, June 22. The republican
national 'convention, the 13th in tho
party's history, met in tho Coliseum
at noon Tuesday and organized.
Without a disturbing element to Im
pede smooth operation the first day's
program was carried out like clock
work. Not a jarring sound was heard,
not a false step taken. It was an as
Eembly of non-combative delegates
which carried into effect without the
thunderous demonstration usually at
attendant upon political conventions,
a purpose that had been clearly de
fined. An organization was perfected
preparatory to the adoption of a plat
form and tho making of nominations
in the succeeding days of the conven
tion. From the quiet, yet unmistak
able enthusiasm provoked by Senator
Fairbank's arrival at the Coliseum, his
nomination for vice president Is but
little less assured than the nomina
tion of Theodore Roosevelt for presi
dent. The keynote of the campaign of 1904
was sounded by Hon. Ellhu Root in
his speech as temporary chairman.
His address was a review of the ac
complishments of the present admin-
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INTERIOR VIEW-OF THE COLISEUM, CHICAGO.
(stratlon and a defense of republican
politics In general. When that had
been delivered and the various work
, Ing committees dispatched to their la
bors the business of the first day's ses
sion was completed. I
Profusion of Fl"ags and Bunting.
Flags and bunting were used pro
fusely but in good taste. Foliage and
palms softened the general color
3cheme and formed a setting for six
large engravings of President Roose
velt used In festooning the national
colors above the galleries and rang
ing entirely around the hall.
Ther crowning feature of the decora
tions is a painting of the late Senator
Hanna, which hangs directly over the
platform and occupies the most con
Bplcuous position in the Coliseum.
Something of the magnitude of this
painting may be realized when it is
Bald that Its surfaco is as great in
square feet as the combined surface
Df the CO large pictures of the presi
dent President Roosevelt, however,
was as prominently shown to tho dele
gates in a heroic painting spectacular
ly unveiled on the chairman's platform
at the conclusion of Mr. Root's speech,
a climax that brought a prolonged out
burst of enthusiasm. '
LATE PRESIDENT M'KINLEY.
Temporary Chairman Paid a Glowing
Tribute to His Memory.
The incidents which are destined to
Jive long after the spasmodic demon
strations have been forgotten aro Mr.
Root'B tributes to President McKlnley.
The temporary cbalman spoko of the
late president's administration of pro
gress, his gentleness of character and
those qualities so beloved by tho na
tion and in that connection said feel
ingly, "and with McKlnley wo remem
ber Hanna." A hush almost oppres
sive spread over the 7,000 or moro per
sons present. The speaker had paused
expectantly. As he started to resume
tho full force of tho tie stretched bo-
tween the two greatest of recent po
litical heroes went home to tho dele
gates. The applause started and in a
sympathetic wave was carried to ev
ery part of the great hall. The dem
onstration was unlike any that had
preceded It or that came after. An
indefinable dignity was attached to the
demonstration which seemed foreign
to a political gathering.
Ovation Given Senator Fairbanks.
The ovation given Senator Fair
banks as he entered the hall was
greater than was received by any of
his distinguished colleagues. Tues
day's proceedings afforded no opportu
nity for the advancement of other can
didates. No mention was made of the
names of favorite sons whose ambi
tions are not taken seriously beyond
the boundaries of their own states.
Tho applause for Senator Fairbanks
appeared to be general.
The placidity of political opponents,
as they sat in the convention hal',
welded into a substantial party citi
zenship unanimously agreed on princi
ples and differing only on non-essentials,
was one of the features of the
convention. The New York delega
tion, which occupied one of the posi
tions of honor directly in front of the
platform, furnished a good example
of the prevailing harmony. On the
opposite side of the center aisle in
equal command of the platform was
the Illinois delegation which had a
bitter fight within Its ranks as late
as Monday. Tuesday if any soreness
remained to all outward appearances
it had been sealed.
Presented to Chairmen Payne
Root on Behalf of Citizens.
The first speech at the convention
was by Senator Scott, who Informally
presented to Chairman Payne a beau
tiful gu 1. It was the gift of the Chi
cago citizens' committee, which co
operated with the national sub-committee
in making arrangements for
the convention. Later Graeme Stew-
art, member of the national commit
tee from Illinois, on behalf of the Chi
cago committees, presented a similar
gavel to Temporary Chairman Root.
It was left to Gov. VanSant, of Min
nesota, to first place the president's
name before the convention. He
found the occasion in presenting to
the convention a table which had been
built by the manual training school
connected with the South Minneapolis
high school. The applause was gen
eral but not long continued, and In
that set a precedent which was fol
lowed In succeeding demonstrations.
One Woman Delegate.
In the convention hall Tuesday there
was one woman delegate who had the
same right to vote that was held by
each accredited male delegate. She
was Mrs. Charles A. Eldrldge. of Col
orado Springs, Col., an alternate dele
gate whose principal was absent. Oth
er women alternate delegates present
were Mrs. Owen Lefevre, of Colorado;
Mrs. Susan West, of Idaho, and Mrs.
Jennie M. Nelson, of Utah, these
states having women suffrage.
Shortly before the adjournment for
the day Senator Depew was recog
nized to deliver to tho convention an
Invitation from President Francis and
the directors of tho Louisiana Pur
chase exposition to delegates and
members of the press to visit the fair
nt St. Louis before returning to their
homes. The invitation was accepted.
COMMITTEE ON RESOLUTIONS.
Senator Lodge, of Massachusetts, Vas
Chicago, June 22. The committee
on resolutions met in the green room
of tho Auditorium Annex hotel imme
diately after the convention adjourned
and organized by electing Senator
Lodge, of Massachusetts, as chairman,
Senator Clark, Wyoming, secretary,
and R. G. Proctor, Massachusetts, as
clerk. The chair was then authorized
to appoint a sub-committee of 13, to
prepare the platform. The committee
then adjourned to meet again at 4
Upon re-assembling Senator Lodge
announced tho following sub-committee
to formulate the platform: Sena
tor Lodge (Mass.), Senator Gallinger
(N. H.), Edward Lauterbach (N. Y.),
Representative Dalzell (Pa.), Senator
Foraker (0.), Senator Hopkins (111.),
Senator Clark (Wyo.), Senator Nelson
(Minn.), Senator Hansbrough (N. D.),
Senator Hepburn (Ida.), John W.
Blythe (la.), Senator Beveridge (Ind.),
and Frank H. Short (Cal.).
Before confiding the work of con
structing the platform to the sub-com-mltteo
the full committee on resolu
tions of the republican convention
listened to a delegation of woman suf
fragists, and also to Representative
Bartholdt, of Missouri, who presented
an International arbitration plank.
The full committee then adjourned
The Draft of the Platform.
When the sub-committee met Sena
tor Lodge for the first time presented
his draft of a platform, saying that It
was intended largely as a basis for ac
tion by tho committee. His draft In
cluded a plank strongly commending
the established republican policy on
the tariff and presenting in terse lan
guage the necessity for maintaining
the protective policy In the Interest of
American labor and American Indus
tries. Added to this was a declara
tion committing the party to a read
justment or the schedules If round to
be desirable in the future.
There was also a mild declaration
on the part of reciprocity and a pro
nouncement against trusts, but with a
reservation in the interest of "estab
lished, legitimate industries." In this
connection it congratulates the party
upon the legislation on the trust ques
tion which has been secured since Mr.
Roosevelt became president.
THE TARIFF PLANK.
It Attracted More Attention Than Any
The tariff plank is attracting more
attention than any other feature of
the platform and members of the sub
committee think no agreement will be
reached until a very late hour. Al
ready objections have been raised to
the wording of the plank and Repre
sentative Dalzell and Senator Hans
brough are opposing the clause relat
ing to reciprocity.
The great effort is to make the tariff
plank a "stand-pat" declaration and at
the same time hold out a promise for
revision "when necessary." How to
work the revision clause has been glv-
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HON HENRT C. PAYNE.
Vice Chairman of the Republican Na
!ng the republican leaders some con
cern for several days and the sub-committee
on resolutions finds this a most
vexlous question before it
There were also planks dealing with
the Isthmian canal and the policy of
the United States towards Cuba, upon
which the republican party is felici
tated. It also contained a declaration
on the success of the arbitration of tho
"Canadian boundary" question, but
other members of the committee sug
gested a plank covering that point, tho
remark being made that tho fact that
Senator Lodge had been a member of
that commission should not stand in
the way of a proper presentation of it
in view of its importance.
The sub-comraltteo on resolutions
adjourned at 12:50 o'clock a. m. Wed
nesday. Chairman Lodge announced
that the committee had concluded the
platform and was ready to report to
the full committee at 10 o'clock Wed
nesday morning. "Not one word as
to the platform," was Chairman
Lodge's statement when asked for do
tails. The document contains about 2,300
words and was agreed to unanimously
by the sub-committee.
The tariff plank as finally agreed
on after an especially strong reitera
tion of tho republican policy of protec
tion, announces a willingness to
change the schedules "whenever busi
ness conditions demand the change,"
but the opinion Is expressed that all
changes should be along protection
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MURDER IN BELLEVUE.
Albert Freltag Shot His Sister, Mrs.
Bellevue, Ky., June 22. Albert Frel
tag, 28, single, shot and Instantly kill
ed his sister, Mrs. Millard Petern,
Tuesday night, at the latter's home,
327 Center street. Three shots were
fired, two of which took effect and
either would have been fatal. One of
them penetrated the breast at the me
dian line and lodged In the rear of the
back. Tho other struck In the left
cheek and wont through the head.
Tho killing was apparently without
motive. The gun-user is of a sullen,
morose disposition, and, Tuesday night
at tho Newport Jail, would make no
statement, except to say that he would
stand for what ho did.
KILLING IN HICKMAN COUNTY.
James Edwards Shot In His Own Yard
By Phil White.
Clinton, Ky., Juno 22. Oakton, a
small town In this county, was tho
scene of a bloody tragedy. Phil White
shot and instantly killed James Ed
wards In tho latter's yard. Tho men
were neighbors and not on good terms.
The shooting occurred near a well,
which both families used, It being on
the dividing line. A fence separated
tho two. White was arrested and
brought to Clinton by the sheritf, and
is now In the custody of the jailer. No
particulars have boon learned, but It
Is understood the shooting was the re
sult of a trivial affair. FIvo shots
were fired, all taking effect.
Old Provision Not Invalidated.
Frankfort, Ky., June 22. Attorney
General Hays has given to Auditor
Hager a written opinion holding that
the failure of tho general assembly to
incorporate In the revenue law of 1902
tho provision of the old law placing a
tax of $30 and $20 on billiard and pool
tables does not invalidate that old pro
vision, but that It is still In effect, and
that the taxes or license can be col
lected. Deaths Four Days Apart.
Williamsburg, Ky., June 22. Mrs.
Paris Gatllff, of Corbln, was burled
here Monday. Her husband. Dr. Paris
Gatliff, was brought here and buried
Friday, making- four days between
their passing away. Dr. Gatllff was a
brother to Dr. A. Gatllff, of this place,
one of the delegates fiom the Elev
enth district to the St Louis conven
tion. The Requisition Delayed.
Newport, Ky., June 22. The ab
sence of Gov. Herrlck at tho republic
an national convention has caused a
delay in securing tho icquisllion pa
pers for tho return to Kentucky of II.
W. Schlldcrs, who was indicted by the
Campbell county grand jury for kid
naping his ten-year-old daughter Clara,
For the Elks Reunion.
Newport, Ky., June 22. Mayor
Helmbold Issued a proclamation call
ing tho attention of citizens of New
port to the fact that the grand lodge
of Elks will hold its annual conclave
in Cincinnati tho week of July IS, and
asking them to decorate their resi
dences and places of business.
Mayor as Special Judge.
Owonsboro, Ky., June 22 Mayor D.
W. Sanders, of Louisville, arrived here
with tho commission of Gov. Beckknm
appointing him special judge to sit in
tho case of tho city of Owonsboro vh.
the Owonsboro Water Co. The city
is seeking to throw the company into
the hands of a receiver.
New National Bank.
Barboursville, Ky., Juno 22. John
A. Black's bank at this place is now
a national bank, known as the Nation
al Bank of John A. Black. Capital
stock is $30,000. John A. Black. Hen
ry C. Black, James D. Black, Joseph
Miller, Wl J. Campbell and J. R.Jones
are the directors.
Frankfort, Ky., June 22. Steward
Evans, of the state institute for feble
minded, has received an anonymous
letter, enclosing a $10 bill. The wri
ter, a woman, stated that her con
science directed her to pay for things
taken which did not belong to her.
A Bankrupt Farmer.
Owensboro, Ky., June 22. Edmund
R. Perkins, a well-known farmer of
Christian county, filed a petition In
bankruptcy in tho federal court. His
liabilities amount to $9,765.3S, and his
issets to $9,190. He owns a farm of
125 acres, valued at over $8,000.
Kentuckian Dies in Arizona.
Carlisle, Ky., Juno 22. Charles W.
Wood, of this city, a prominent attor
ney and secretary and treasurer of tho
Carlisle Trust Co., died Sunday at Tuc
son, Ariz., where he had gone in
search of health. Tho remains will
reach hero Friday.
Mt. Sterling, Ky., Juno 22. On Haw
kins branch in Menifeo county tho
New Domain Oil Co. struck a fine ga3
wel at a cood depth.
Commission Appointed to Inves
tigate the Cause of the Fire in
Which Over 800 Perished.
WILL REPORT TO CORTELYOU.
Their Investigation Will Be Indepen
dent of tho One by the Board
of Steamboat Inspection.
The Inquiry to Be Made By the Com
missioners Appointed By the Pres
ident Will Be Much Broader
In Its Scope.
Washington, Juno 22. A commis
sion consisting of Lawrence O. Mur
ray, assistant secretary of commerce
and labor; Maj. Gen. John M. Wilson,
U. S. A., retired; Commander Cam
eron McR. Winslow, U. S. N., Herbert
Knox Smith, deputy commissioner of
corporations in tho department of com
merce and labor, and George Uhler,
supervising Inspector general of the
steamboat Inspection service, has been
appointed to Investigate the disaster
to the General Slocum near Hell Gate
in the East river, where more than
800 lives were lost. The commission
will report at once to Secretary Cor
telyou. The assignment of Gen. Wil
son and Commander Winslow to duty
on the commission was made by the
president at the request of Secretary
Cortolyou. Tho commission's Investi
gation will be entirely Independent of
tho Investigation shortly to be made
by the local board of steamboat in
spection under the provisions of Sec
tion 4,450 of the revised statutes
which compels an Inquiry to be made
in such cashes.
The Investigation made by the local
board of inspectors is enjoined on the
board by the statute and takes place
without any order from the secrotary.
It Is directed solely at the matter of
revocation of the license of the ves
sel's officers for Incompetency or oth
er good causes. The Investigation to
be made by the commission appointed
Tuesday will be much broader.
AT PORT ARTHUR.
Chinese Refugees Report That Condi
tions Are Unchanged There.
Che Foo, June 22. Ofllcers of tho
United States collier Brutus, while
passing SO miles north of Shanghai,
stato that they saw four Japanese tor
pedo boats and one cruiser firing on
Saturday night. In the morning tho
Japanese vessels were still visible, but
there was no sign of the enemy. Chi
nese arriving In junks from Port Ar
thur report that conditions are un
Wage Committee Conference.
Pittsburg, Juno 22. The wage com
mittee of the Amalgamated associa
tion and the officials of tho American
Sheet Steel and Tin Plato Co. began
their conference. Tho men have ash
ed for an incerase cf S per cent, and
removal of import rebate.
Guns and Ammunition Recovered.
London, June 22. The Toklo corre
spondent of tho Dally Telegraph says
that 31 guns, torpedoes and a largo
quantity of ammunition have boon re
covered from the Russian cruiser Var
lag. which was sunk by tae Japanese?
Ball Player Killed.
Indiana, Pa., Juno 22. During a
game of baseball Tuesday between tho
Johnstown Amateurs and the Indiana
Normals, George Thomas, catcher for
tho Johnstowns, was almost Instantly
killed by being hit over tho heart by
a foul tip.
Japanese Supplies Destroyed.
Vladivostok, June 22. A largo Jap
anese schooner laden with provisions
has been brought to port. Russian
torpedo boats have destroyed a num
ber of other Japanese sailing craft
loaded with food along the coast of
Ouarrymen Struck By Lightning.
Toccoa, Ga., June 22. As a result of
lightning during a thunder shower
Tuesday-afternoon at the quarry of tho
Toccoa Rock Crushing Co., one man Is
dead, another is dying, four are seri
ously and several others slightly in
jured. Veterans of the Mexican War.
New York, Juno 22. Tho new Na
tional Association of Veterans of tho
Mexican war will hold its next reunion
on September 15 and 1G, tho first day
at East St Louis and on tho second
day on tho exposition grounds at St
Paducah, Ky., June 22. The Illinois
Central bollermakers returned to work
after being on a week's strike. They
went back at tho ;ld scale.