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PARKER'S FRIENDS DECLARE HE
MADE NO AHEMPT TO DICTATE
BETTING IN FAVOR OP
PARKER OX WALL STREET
.NEW YORK, July-11.—On -the.
<tirh in Wall street today the betting
on the election"was 1 to 2 in favor of
Parker In small lots.
ESOPUS, July 11.—Telegrams of
congratulation showered in on Judge
Parker this morning. The judge was
up at the usual hour and looked over
his mail and messages. He then went
for a long horseback ride in the
country. The afternoon was spent at
Rosemount, answering telegrams and
No Attempt to Dictate.
A friend of Parker made a posi
tive denial this morning of the state
ment that the judge telegraphed Hill
at St. Louis Friday, insisting that
the financial plank in the preliminary
draft of the platform be altered. No
»tich telegram was sent, according to
the Judge's friend, and Parker's mes
sage to Sheehau was the last com
munication he had with the conven
Said Nothing Until Nominated.
It is-said that Parker had no In
formation In regard to the platform
on Friday and no intimation as to
what it contained was received by
him until after he had received the
news of hie nomination.
Parker Thanks Hearst.
Among the telegrams received this
morning by Judge Parker were mes
sages from orover Cleveland, Adlai
E. Stevenson and William R. Hearst.
The latter said: "I hope and believe
that, battling for the people and for
such principles, you will lead Democ
racy to victory."
The judge answered this in a per
sonal letter, saying: "I just wish to
thank you for your kind message of
congratulation, and to advise you of
STORMY SESSION MARKED CLOSE
OF BIG DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION
Telegram From Judge Parker on the Gold Ques
tion Caused Excitement-Henry G. Davis of
West Virginia Nominated for Sec
ond Place on First Ballot-
Turner Gets 100 Votes
ST. LOUIS, July 11. —Practically
all the Democratic leaders have left
St. Louis. Those here today feel as
sured that the adoption of Thomas
Taggart's resolution Sunday by tae
national committee insures the Indi
ana man's position as chairman when
the committee meets oflicialß In .New
I.i van Is Silent.
ST. LOUIS, July 11— W. J. Bryan
Is much better today. He is remain
THOMAS TAGGART OF tNDIA NA, WHO IS SLATED FOR CHATR
MAX OF THE DEMOCRATIC XATIO NAL COMMITTEES.
ing with his cousin, Dr. Jenkins, who
said this morning that all serious
symptoms had been warded off and
that Bryan is now suffering only from
cold and hoarseness. Bryan expects to
leave tonight for Lincoln. He. sent
word to callers that he has no state
ment to make at this time as to the
The Tacoma Times.
my grateful appreciation."
- " " Olevclnnd'ii High Praise.
Ex-President Cleveland said: "You
must-permit me to express my grati
tude and admiration for the splendid
manifestation of honor and courage
you have given to your countrymen
and to Democracy in your St. Louis
President Francis of the St. Louis
SOLDIER MURDERED BECAUSE
SOMEBODY SPILLED THE SOUP
A great shock came to Camp Mur
ray Saturday night in the fatal shoot
ing of Private Thomas C. Vandiver by
Private Frederick R. Stubbs. The
shoot ing occurred after supper and
was the result of a quarrel over some
soup which had been spilled in the
After leaving the mess tent, Van
diver, it is stated, followed Stubbs to
his tent. Stubbs Claims that he feared
violence at the hands of Vandiver
and shot him with a 30-30 Krag-
Jorgenson in self-defense. The bul
let struck Vandiver above the right
groin and passed through his body,
coming out the left hip.
The wounded man wae taken to
the brigade hospital at Camp Steiia
coom and was operated upon by Ma
jor Ebert, chief surgeon; Major E. M.
Brown, of Tacoma, chief surgeon of
the First brigade, and Assistant Sur
geon Arthur W. Morse.
The bullet tore a zigzag hole
through the body, piercing the intes
tines nine times, and in the operation
over 11 inches ot the intestines were
i ST. LOI'IS, July 11. —The Demo
i cratic national ((invention adjourned
sine die ai 1:30 yesterday morning,
after a stormy session lasting over
five hours. The nomination of ex-
Senator Henry G. Davis of West Vir
ginia for vice-president was the clos
ing feature of the convention. Davis
was nominated on the first ballot,
Yeeeiving 054 votes. John Sharp
Williams secured 165, and George
Turner of Washington received 100.
Davis" nomination was immediately
The party leaders decided upon
Davis at a conference held Just be
fore the convention opened for the
la«t session Saturday night.
Judson Harmon of Ohio was tipped
for |he nomination during the after
noon, and it wan thought that hiss
exposition said: "Those who have
asking that you state your posi
tion on the issues of the campaign
can no longer have any question as
to your convictions or your courage
to express them."
NEW YORK. July 11. —Bonrke
Cockran has sent out a communica-
There was no hope of his recovery
from the beginning and the wounded
man died early Sunday morning. Be
fore he lost consciousness, Or. Brown
obtained his ante-mortem statement
that Fred R. BtObbl did the shooting.
Stubbs was arrested immediately
after the shooting, placed in a closely
guarded tent for the night, and yes
terday turned over to Sheriff Den
holm, who brought him to the county
Stubbs is a smart-looking, well
built fellow of about 24, and said
that his home is in Oliver Springs,
Term. He has an uncle in Seattle
and brothers in Chehalis. He main
tains that the shooting was done in
Vandfver's parents reside at Col
orado Springs and they have been
notified of his death. He was only
22 years of age.
The news of Vandiver's death cast
a heavy gloom over the men in camp,
and especially over Company X, Nine
teenth U. S. infantry, of which tie
was a member.
Prosecuting Attorney Harvey says
that no inquest will be held.
selection was certain, as the report
had gone out that the party wanted
a man from the middle West for sec
ond place, but for some reason the
Ohioan was overlooked.
Bombshell in Convention.
The thing that prolonged the last
session of the convention and threat
ened for a time to split the Demo
cratic party, was the receipt of the
I following telegram from Judge
"1 regard the gold standard as
I firmly and irrevocably established
and I shall act accordingly if the
action of the convention of today
shall be ratified by the people. My
views should be made known to tin
convention and if it proves to be un
satisfactory to the majority I request
yon to decline the nomination fo:
me at once, so that another may be
nominated before adjournment."
This came as a thunderbolt froii,
a clear sky and the anti-Parker men
seized upon it as the final point with
winch to harrass the nominee's leaii
ers in the convention,
itrwm Renewed I i^iii.
William J. Bryan arose from nil
bed on hearing of the message from
Parker and immediately formulated
a reply to Judge Parker, which iii
urged the convention to send. Afte
an exciting session, however, the con
vent.ion decided to send the follow
ing reply to its nominee:
"The platform adopted by this con
vention is silent on the question of
the monetary standard, because it is
not regarded by us as a possible Issue
in this campaign, and only campaign
issues were mentioned in the plat
form. Therefore there is nothing ex
pressed by you in the telegram just
received which would preclude a man
entertaining them from accepting a
nomination on said platform."
With the sending of this message
the delegates considered the incident
closed, and no time was lost in fin
ishing up the business of the conven
After Davis had been declared
nominated for vice-president the
usual vote of thanks was tendered
the officers of the convention and the
city of St. Louis and the tiled dele
gates hastened from the hall where
one of the most memorable conven
tions in the party's history had been
HENRY G. DAVIS WAS
ONCE A FARM LABORER
Henry G. Davis, nominee for vice
president on the Democratic ticket,
was born In Baltimore, Md., Novem
ber 16. 1823. He worked on a plan
tation while a boy, . then became a
brakeman on the Baltimore & Ohio
Leaving the railroad business,
TACOMA, WAHH. MOM»AV KVKMMJ. Jll/V 11, IJMI4.
tion dated Indianapolis, July 10, ex
plaining why he .declined to address
the national' Democratic convention.
He says he left St. Louis at noon
Saturday because he did not want to
be in the convention hall when the
vieo-presldentlal nomination . was
reached. At that, time he could not
make a speech and say truthfully
that Parker had a' chance as the plat
form stood. .::.;s.£--
But wiien he was at Indianapolis
he was advised ibti Judge Parkers
telegram on the gold plank. Thin
changed the whole Situation and he
ordered a special train and hastened
back to St. Louis, feeling free to
iell the delegates, if invited to speaK,
that Parker would be overwhelming
ly elected. )
Cock ran 'a train .arrived at St. Louis
at 4 o'clock in the morning, after the
convention had adjourned.
SUNDAY NIGHT BLAZE
Fire completely destroyed a small
vacant house on Montgomery street,
near the city water flume, about 0:30
o'clock last night. > The dwelling had
been unoccupied fo»- a long while and
the cause of theitilaze is a mystery.
Companies Nos.j2*and 5 responded,
but because of the distance, did not
arrive until toor late to save the
STAYS oirf tocTlate
Celia Hill, a colored chambermaid,
who delights in roaming the streets
at night, will be called upon to ex
plain her doings to Judge Griffin.Tile
specific charge against her Is "street
walking." .„••" I
87 IN THE SHADE
HOW TACOMA PEOPLE WKKK AFFECTED YKSTERDAY.
Davis went to West Virginia, where!
le invested in coal.lands. Subse-
Hiently he conceived the plan of
milding the West Virginia Central
.-. Plttsburg railway, which penetrat
(l the great coal and timber coun
lii's. thus making the coal and tim
or lands of great value.
Davis founded the town of Davis,
I'ucker county, W. Va., and the Da
is National bank fit Piedmont. A
.irge shareholder In many great cor
orations, he is assisted in the man
agement of his interests by his son
in-law, Senator Stephen B. Hiking.
From 1867 to 1869 he wan a state
senator, and in 1871 was elected to
the United States senate. When his j
term as United State* senator expired
in 1873, he refused re-election. In
1890 he was appointed a member of
the international railway commis
sion. / A :,■
HOT TIMEIN .
THE OLD TOWN
, - ■. i -?-■
"Hottest day in I fifteen years."'
That's what the old Settlers Haid yen
terday as they mopped the perspira
tion from their ; faces and looked
longingly at Mount Taeoma's snow
capped peak. Nobody, disputed me
statement, but kept busy all day.
looking for a cool place.
Everybody who could do so left
the city for the shady places along
the shore. By far the greatest num
ber went to Point-Defiance park.
Others embarked on the numerous
small boats which were plying on the
Sound and visited the nearby resorts.
The hot wave did not confine ltd
attentions to Taeoma alone, but
JAPS HAVE KEY 10 PORT ARTHUR
CZAR LOSES ANOTHER BATTLESHIP
Mikado's Land Forces Take Clung Tao, While Ad
miral Togo Again Engages the Russian
Fleet, Forcing It to Retreat Into
the Harbor-Alarm Over Chol
era In Czar's Army
ROME, July ll.—The correspond
ent of the Aeeii'ia Libert al Chefoo
reports that Clung Tao, ih'< Key to
the Port Arthur defenses, tins been
captured by the Japanese, ie (Igiit-
Ing proceeded along ti>« i chain of hills
between Citing TM Hlld Poll Arthur.
The rayon adds thai the Ru
battleship RetYtamn and other battle
ships were destroyed.
No details are included in the re
Naval Battle Fought.
TOKIO, July 11. Admiral Toga
report! that four Russian cruisers,
two gunboats and seven torpedo boat
destroyers debouched from Porl Ar
thur Saturday morning, preceded by
steamers clearing the mines.
! spread over the entire state. In East
! em Washington the heat was more
intense than hero, the thermometer
registering an high as its degrees in
places, Seattle fared pretty well, bin
to those who sweltered In the close,
i enervating atmosphere of the city
their tribulations were too great to
! be minimized by comparison will) the
still greater ones of others,
Although the mornings in Tacoma
are generally cool, the mercury
stood at the 66 degree mark when
the sun made his appearance yes
terday morning, It was a very short
time until the silver thread in the
glass tube began to climb.
The hot wave apparently extended
over the entire coast, from Washing
ton to California, and inland as far
as the Rocky mountains. Unusual
temperatures were reported from al
most every station in this section
Walla Walla holds first place for
Washington with a temperature of
98 degrees. Spokane was a (lose
second with 94 degrees. The tem
perature east of the mountains,
throughout the length of the state,
was about 10 degrees higher than'
that of the western slope. Not a drop
of cooling* rain fell in Washington,
nor, in fact, anywhere within the hot
Eastern Washington received the
brunt of the heat, the temperature
along the line between Washington
and Idaho being 9(i.
ON THE NEW CHARTER
BELLINGHAM,- July 11.—Next
Tuesday will occur tbt city election
to vote upon the adoption of the
charier advancing Delllnghain to a
city of the first class. At the same
lime the elective officers provided for
under the charter will be chosen. ,
in the afternoon, having reached
a point between Sensldat and i.un
wen Lens, the Japanese torpedo boat
destroyers attacked the enemy's fleet,
whereupon, the ..Russian* retreated
into the harbor.
No damage was sustained by .the
Battle May Be Resinned, -
CIIKFOO, July i I.'—Heavy Bring
was heard in the direction of "Port
Arthur last night, which Invited from
midnight until 3 o'clock this morn
Cliolei'u Causes Alarm.
ST.''PKTBUaiiima, July I] —It Ik
feared. that cholera, reported In Man
churia, may reach European Russia
his year. It Is approaching from
the Kar Baal and Persia; ..■-..■ ■■■! • \*
• i tie correspondent of | the | Novostl
at Liao Tang reports that the Jap
anese column has appeared on" the
main road to Mukden.
PARIS, July 11.—r"I think China
will revolt within live years and that
all the Christians In the kingdom will
be massacred," ■ sa-td ; Rev. : Kennedy,'
the head of- the American missions
in the Far. Ktisi, who has; just ar-
SEVENTEEN PERSONS KILLED
IN EXCURSION TRAIN WRECK
MOW YORK, July 11.—In h col
lision between a 3regular,;'passenger
train and an excursion' train which
occurred at Midvale, N. v., on the
Brie line, yesterday at noon, 1" per
hoiih .were killed and more than 50
The exclusion train was tit ■ stand
still when the regular (lushed Into it.
It is believed thai the accident was
canned by a tower operator who low
ered »his signal too soon. All the
FORMER SENATOR DAVID IV HILL OF NEW'■YORK. MASTER POLI- ,
TICIAN IN THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY.
NARROW ESCAPE I
A repetition of the drowning of
D. R. Terry at Bpanaway lake was
narrowly averted yesterday afternoon
when Harold Smith and Charley
Thorn were drawn from the water in
a semi-unconscious condition by
other young men who were in bath-
Smith and Thome returned from a
boat tide on the lake in a heated con
dition, and without taking time to
J allow their bodies to cool off, donned
SB < KNTH PKK MOXTB
rived here after, three years spent In
Japan, China and Manchuria. 9Ei
I>< . Ini.-s Itiissi,. Will Win.
.- "The Japanese have been: prepared]t
for ' war ; more \ than ■ three years,'!.buC
tiTey must necessarily yield before the
superior: numbers ;of the Russians, 1'"
continued Mr. 'Kennedy.,, , •,",. ;
While In: the Bast, Mr. Kenned/
was received.by the mikado, General
Kuropatkln.itbejemperor of China
iiik) other (llgnltarlfß. , -
U Miss Alice Harceri a music teacher
of -Tacoma, ,;wbs seriously Injured aC '
Brown's**polnt*j'oßterday, while in
dulging with r some ' friends in the
game*of ■ee*mw, **' '
The young people had picked up a
plimH and,* plmliiß ilt/over ti loK,:be- v
jinn to <teeter; the plank broke mid
Mlbs H«r(icr wiih :- thrown violently:
MKaliiHt a stump. ; : Her,friends picked
her up unconscious and .brought; bet s
to < the s; Kannle S' Paddock hosplt«l,|
where she has' since; been s under I ho :
car* of pr.iHynning. v^ , '. . i
..Her.injuries, Hie quite serious tin A
it will be some time before she re- '■
covers.'/- -:"-■;• • ■ • ■ '■•'' "■■";■•.
• Miss Harger lives with her brothe.*
and.sic <f>rß at 2ilti Hi. Helens avetiuei ■
dead and,< injured :lived ■ In Hobnken i
Jersey; City ; and: Mew York. . , " "■t
The . excursionrf train '„: carried -X Kia
Platte Deutscher association, which 1
was on Us annual outing."' All of ili of
killed and Injured;occupied the lasC;
two cars ofi the excursion train,,:inid
which the engine of the regular. train
plunged... ' • !•
, An I'tllcienl relief. corpn consisting;
of a number of physicians aided, in*
caring for the injured and they wera
soon removed to hospitals. it
battling suits and plunged 1 off of th«
park wharf Into the deep water. The
»hock of the cold water: proved .too
great tor Smith and dazed him ■.., ho
could; notswlm a stroke.' *_ He went
down once and as he came HP was
taught by Thorne, who watt' also par-,
tially overcome by the sudden plunge./
It was with difficulty,- that tile two.
men kept on , top: until' the!other.;
bather! reached then and helped
then to the dock. * For several min
utes after being lifted to the t docK -
Smith was unable to speak' a word.,
He had swallowed .a; good deal of
water and was suffering considerably,f
from its effects. When he recovered
hit) voice he said a I little water was
enough for him and started Howard
the bath-house. .■■. He was closely^fol
lowed by Thome. .The two 7men did
not appear in bathing suits again
during the day, the experience evl«
dently having. been enough. f,'