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YOLTJJOC XVI. HO. 284.
MAKIOK, OHIO, SATURDAY EVENING, JULY 13, 1908.
PRICE TWO CENTS'
JOHN W. KERN OF INDIANA IS
NAMED AS BRYAN'S RUNNING MATE
r .- . , .
Nomination of the Indiana Man Comes by Accla
"? mation Alter the Withdrawal ol Towne, Howell
and McNeal. .
Convention Adjourned at About 4:30 O'clock and the Dele
t gators and Spectators Make Haste in Getting Out of
Denver National Committee Meets Today' to Effect an
., Organization Tho Names of Judge Gray and John
; Mitchell were not Presented to the Convention.
The Democratic national convention
concluded Us labors lato yesterday
n.nnn,. , hn nnminntfrm nt Tnlin
Worth Ken, or I., for vice
presldotrt, completing tno ticKoi on
which William Jennings Bryan was
nado the nominee for president dur- ,or state inuiana presented tho name
lng the early hours of yesterday ,of Kern, Colorado, through former
morning. Tho nomination ot Kern .Governor Thomas, placed In nomlna
was mado by acclamation amid tho ro- tIon Cliarles A. Towno, ot New YorJf,
Bounding cheers or the delegates Connecticut presented Archibald Jc.
end spectators. No ballot was necos- .Well and Georgia, Clark Howell,
sary, as the tide ot sentiment had sot J Who names ot Judgo George dray, or
Irresistibly toward the Indiana candl- Delaware, and of John Mitcholl, ot
date, stato after stato registering Illinois, woro not presented, owing to
their delegations In his favor, and .tho posltlvo requests of thcio gentle
all other candidates withdrawing io- nient not to hayo their names go be
foro tho universal demand for his foro tho convention.
6REAT LAKE OF OIL IN
HO IS ABLAZE
Explosion Occurs Uncovering; an Underground Lake of Oil
' which is All Ablaze Entire New Oil Field May be
' Completely Ruined Sight of the Burning Lake
Is Appalling and the Inhabitants are Terror
City of Mexico, July 11 A lako
of oil covering an area of more than
one square mile and of unknown
depth In tho state of Vera Cruz is
on fire. It has been burning for
Ave 'days and has created the wild,
est terror nmoi)(j tho natives of that
section." Tho blaze Is sceni for more
than 200 miles at sea. Tho scene
of the Are Is about soventy-llvo
miles southeast of Tamplco, near
the Sangeronlmo river. It Is remote
from any railroad.
An oil flold was being developed
nt that place by Uio Pennsylvania
Oil Co., which Is composed of Pitts
burg men. A careless workman nccl
dently tet fire to ono of tho wells
and tho flames were dn somo man
ner communicated to tho under
ground rcscorvolr of oil. A torrlllo
explosion occurred which uplifted
tho earth's aurface throughout tho
Tho explosion shook tho earth
and was plainly heard by the people
lor eoyenty.flve miles around tho
state. It was thought that an earth
quake had occurred. Tho ilro quick
ly spread Underneath tho upllfht and
1,000 feet of surface earth and ,rock
BUI WIFE IS SORRY
Indianapolis Celebrates the Nomination of One of Her
Sons lo the Vice-Presidency Bryan Telegraphs Kern
the Pleasure His Nomination Gives Bryan and
Kern Have Been Close Friends for Years.
Denver, July 11, John W. Kern,
of.Indlana, tho nominee for vlco pres
ident, received tho action ot the con.
ventlou in lifa apartments in the Al
bany hotel. When, early In tho day,
matters began to shape themslevcj
In -his direction and his selection be
came almost a certainty. Mr. Kern
determined that ho would remain
away4 from the session, and according
ly hlseeat was occupied by an alter
Tho convention, after-adjourning at
daylight with tho nomination of Mr.
Brvan. resumed Its session at 1 n. m.
w,tu a po,erfu, undercurrent already
ti motion lowuru me nomination or
norn ior secomi piaco. on uio can
I For a time It looked
as though a
woro quickly molted down loaving
a cast open pit of burning oil.
The Pennsylvania Oil Co., lost
$200,000 worth of machinery. No
cstiimato can bo mado ot tho quan
tity of oil which has been burned
already. It will run Into tho millions
or barre's. Tho whole- oil flold will
bo destroyod. Tho burning oil Is
i mining Into tho Sangeronlmo river
and It Is flowing In a broad burn
ing stream down that waterway and
Into Lako Tallhua. It la feared that
tho l)urnliic oil may spread to tho
cities of Tamplco and Tuxuiu.
Tamplco, Mex.. July 11 Already
1100,000 worth of oil ha3 been de
stroyed In the lire that is sweep
ing the Ozuluama oil field nnd to
day th eio Is not tho slightest abate
ment In tho flames. It Is feared
that tho lako of burning oil, a
square mllo la extent, Is bolng fed
by aubtarraea'h streams and that be
fore It iburns out it will drain
practically all of tho oil 'of tho
gulf coast region. The burning oil
hlleld Is owned by tho Pennsylvania
Oil Company mado up of Pittsburg
"I am profoundly appreciative ot
tho honor which has boon conferral
upon me,' isald Mr. Kern, when seotl
shortly after the convention adjourn
ed. ".I regard tho honor all tho
greater beaauso I did not seek tho
placo nor did my dolegatlou."
On tho floor Lelow the rooms oc
cupied by Mr. Kern, the Indiana dole,
gatlon headquarters were thronged
with persons from all parts of t
Continued on Pago Four
ballot would bo required. But tho
steady lino or stales which Joined In
seconding Kern's nomination made It
apparent that th0 chances of all other
candidates lul been extlngllshed.
Mr. Towno In person was the first
candidate to recognize the doclslvo na
turo of tho Kern movement, and In a
ringing speech he withdrew hla name
from consideration and pledged his
support of t:-e ticket of Bryan and
Kern. Withdrawal quickly followed
(from tho supporters of Howell of
doorgln and McNeil, of Oonnctlcut
leaving tho Indiana candidate alone In
tho field. Tho withdrawal of tho Con
necticut candidate was accompanied
by a motion that tho nomination or
Kern be made by acclamation.
Tho motion was carried with a deaf
ening shout and tho great assemblage
tho completion of tho Democratic na
Tho nomination was mado at 4:23
o'clock and tho convention thereupon
adjourned without date. The Demo,
cratlc national committee will assem
ble today to complete its now organ
ization and to select tho chairman,
who will bo tho commander-in-chief
of tho Democratic forces In tho cam
paign. The throngs or delegates and
spectators are scattering for their
homea and every train U bearing away
thousands from the eventful scenes or
tho Denver convention.
BISHOP CURTIS DIHS
OF CANCER OF THE STOMACH
Baltimore, M. D July 11 Bish
op Alfred A CurtlB, aged 73, vicar
general of tho Catholic arch-dlocese
of Baltimore died here this moru
Iry aa a result of cancer of tho
Americans Hold First Place
in the International
London, July 11 Umerlca still leads
In tho International shoot at Blsley,
but England Is pushing her hard.
Americans won tho 800 yard shoot to-
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day. Following thU victory, the
lAmorlcan team moved to the 900 yard
rango and again cleaned "up the
marksman of every other country.
This victory brought the American
tobils' scoro to 2,132. England is
still second with 2,113.
iLondon, July 10. Tho American
team won first .honors dn tho Inter
national shoot which ended at Blsley
today. Tho unoffoclal scores of the
threo leading teams are: American,
2,031; England, 2,490; Canada, 2,439.
Is Given Uncle Sam's New
Dreaduaught, South Caro
Philadelphia, Pa., July 10 The
South Carolina, the newest one ot
Uncle Sam's navy was launched
without accident at Cramp's ship
yard this afternoon. Miss Ansel,
of South Caroluia, christened tho ves
sel with a bottle of champagne.
The South Carolina Is ono of the
new fleet of the Dreadnaught class.
Chiseled in the Monument
Erected to a Brave Ken
Washington, D. C, July 11.
''Never mind me; I'm all right,
"Look after those othe fellows."
The foregoing simple opltaph on
a monument erected at Arlington tell
briefly but graphically tho story of
tho noble sacrifice of .Midshipman
James Cruse, whose remain rest
beneath tho memorial stone.
IftThe young man unfllohlngly met
death last summer from Injuries
recolved in an explosion In a turret
of the battleship Georgia while at
target practice In Capo Cod Bay.
It Is related that when tho ex
plosion came the gallant Cruso
was at ono gun in tho turret, while
his clasamato nnd personal friend,
Midshipman Goldthwatlo of Hopklns
vlllo, Ky was at the other. Gold
thwalto was so severely hurt that
he died about two Hours later. Cruso
although badly burned, managed to
got out of tho turret. Hearing cries
WILL HE KICK IT?
of help, .ho Immediately retraced his
Btops, itliougli terribly Injured. He
Was rendering all the assistance he
oould to tho ilnjured seamen when
some ono reminded him of his own
deplorable condition. Them it was
that ho uttered tho memorable words
that are chiseled on ihU monument:
"Never mind me; I'm all right.
Look after those other fellows."
Ho was taken to tho Naval llos
Iplal at Cliplsca ,whero ho died.
James Thomas Cruso was a Ken.
tucklan. lie was Just 19 years and
7 months of ago when death came.
Jllo remains were Interred at Arling
ton last July but tho monument
was only recently erected.
CAPTURE ANOTHER MTV
llngaisua, Nicaragua, July 11
News has been received hero that
tho robels who aro fighting against
President Davlla, of Honduras, liavo
captured tho town of Choluteca,
and aro threatening Santa Barbara.
It Is said that tho rebels aro aid
ed by tho Governments or Salvador
and Guatemala. Choluteca has 5,000
inhabitants and Is one of tho most
strongly fortified positions In Hon
duras, Tho Insurgents already nro
In possession or tho town of Grac
las JUGULAR SEVERED
BY A SKYROCKET
0 Lafayette, Ind, July 11 As several
thousand people wero witnessing
a llroworks display lant night In
celebration of tho Bryan and Kern
nomination by the Lafayette Demo,
crats, sparks fell among a lot of
rockets and crackers, causlnjj a pre
imaturo explosion, fatally wounding
Harry Sweat, aged 12 years, and
injuring several other lads.
A skyrocket tore ithe boy's throat
open and .nearly severed his Jugular
vein. The accident (.topped tho cele
bration. Tho youth cannot lecover.
United States May Send a
War Vessel to Port
Washington, July 11. An American
war vessel will probably bo sont to
(Port Amalpa, on the Pacific coast of
Honduras, to Investigate the reports
tha( Ilonduran TOvpluWouIsts are
punning lorwaru lu mat direction
with a view of wpturlng the city.
Thli action was decided upon by the
stato department today upon receipts
of dispatches concerning the sltua.
tlon In Central America.
Lo38 a Few Dollars at Poker, Causes Him to Pour Gaso
line Over Himself and About the Room and Apply a
Match Fights the Firemen with Tailor's Shears
Cincinnati, July 11. Frank Frel, a
tailor, turned mad man rrom worry
over the loss of a few dollars In a
poker game, poured gosolluo over hla
naked body and about his rooms Sat
urday and tried to kill himself by
touching a match to the liquid When
the riremen arrived, Frel barricaded
WILL VISIT BRYAN
Committee to Fairview Several Men Brought Out,
for Chairman It is Believed That Mayor Dahl
man is Bryan's Choice for the Place.
iDenver, July 11. iW. J. Bryan
will havo tho national Democratic
committed on his hands at Fairview
next Tuesday. Thomas Taggard,
chairman of Uio old committee, lias
arranged for a spoclal car to leavo
hero Monday night Tor Lincoln. John
W. Kern, candidate for vice presl-
Uer(ty Willi probably accompany tho
Treasurer Sheldon Admits
WALL STREET CONTRIBUTES
TO CAMPAIGN FUND
From New York Financiers Vorys Burys the Hat
chet and Dover Swallows His Opposition to Hitch
cock Taft is Pleased All Over.
Hot Sprlngi, Va., July 11 'Bring
ing a message of poaco from Vory o
and tho other Ohlonils who fought
Hitchcock, lMmer Dover, secre
tary of the Republican National
committee, arrived hero today and
after breakfast with candldato Taft
went over the poltlcal situation at
longth, Taft declared himself much
pleased that Vorys has burled tho
''I am very fond of Vorys", ho
said, "and am glad that ho finally
conselted to act as manager for
Ohio, as he would close to me per
sonally In tho campaign. Ho will
bo of great value."
Friends ana Neighbors of the
BRYAN HEARS CHEERING
WITH A BROAD SMILE
Lawn at Fairview and Wait for Convention Newja Un
til It is too Late for Country Folks Mrs, Bryan
Thinks Late Hours are Terrible
Lincoln, Nob., July 11. Tho scenes
of Thursday night In and around
Palrvlew during tho hours or walt-
.Ing for nows from Denver were brim
full of Interest.
The fun began at 8 o'clock under
a cloudless sky and as bright a moon
as ever flooded a Nobraska lanrtvcape.
irhero was no formal Withering of
friends, but all tho neighbors camo
tripping In after suppor. Others ar
rived In every sort of vehicle, from
automobile down to rlckaty buck-
boards, Tho doors of tho brick man.
alon stood waiting open, but no ono
Tho barrier In tho way was a line
ot smiling women seated close to
gether on the lowest step ot the wldo
entrance. They looked like country
OFF HIS RESCUERS
himself behind burning tables and
chairs and stood off the men with
heavy tailors' shears. Ho had sev
eral pairs and throw them at cv$ry
fireman who tried to enter the room.
Frel was finally knocked out by) a
flremaJi with an ax handlo. Frol was
taken to tho hospital and will "die.
Kern will Accompany the
J. II. AtWOOd. Of IdJluaH. Mivnp
Jamea Dahlman, of Omaha, T. E
Ityan, or Wisconsin, Thomas Tag
gart, of Indiana, and Urey Woodson,
of Kentucky, the present secretary.
all havo been advanced as candidates
tor national chalrmau. Ot theso It
Is believed that Dahlman U Bryan'
Having Gotten Contributions
Dover himself declared that hU
opposition to Hitchcock was end
ed. Tho latter left last n!?ht, how
over bo there was no opportunity
for each to fall Into tho other'a
arms. Slnco Treasurer Sheldon ar
rived he haB received twelve notable
campaign contribution, all by wire.
Sheldon, admitted that Wall street
was well represented In tho contri
butions, but decllnod, to give tho
names of tho donors,
laager for tho Benatorship, Ilepre-'1
tentative Burton of Ohio Is hero but
declares that ho is ready to sink'
his personal ambition, should It b
necessary for party success.
Commoner Gathet on the
housowlves huddled together In tte
moonlight for a swot bU or gossip?
But tho woraaa In tho center wa
known to ulmost avoryotia in tho
crowd or visitors. Sho was Mxa.
Bryau, simply dresaod In a white
shirt waist and brown cloth skirt,
with her nearest neighbors by her
side, all chatting as rapidly as
tongues could wag. .
There Is no telling how long the
crowd on tho lawn would havo waltz
ed but for tho work of too 'Nebraska
Jlggdr. This Btrenous Insect nips like
a Jersey mosquito whou In hostile
mood. For an hour tortured aaklsa
withstood their onslaughts, but at
last the Jigger triumphed and the
crowd molted rapidly away. But they.
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