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BOLIVAR, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, JULY 15, 1904.
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DEMOCRATIC STANDARD BEARERS
The TicKet Placed in Nomination By the Democratic
National Convention at St. Louis.
Judge Alton Brooks Parker, of New York, for President and Henry
O. Davis, of West Virginia?for Vice-President
of the United States.
Full Text of the Platform
Party of the Country
Rt. Louis, July 7. The Democratic
rational convention opened here. It is
being held in the old exposition build
ing on Olive street. This monster
rneeting plate, within the walls of
which democracy's standard bearers
are to be named, was the Mecca for all
whose interest here centers in the con
vention. The scenes of activity have
been transferred from the hotels to this
one common point. The corridors of
the former wherein tor several days
past all has been excitement were de
serted soon after the morning hours.
ID.VVKVIIO.V CAI.I.EU TO ORDER.
Promptly nt .oon Chairman Jones
Happed for Order.
St. Louis, July G. Exactly at noon
Chairman J. K. Jones of the national
committee, called the convention to or
der. His appearance on the platform
and the sound of his gavel brought
forth a cheer from the floor and gal
leries. Chairman Jones directed the secre
tary to read the call for the conven
tion. Applause followed the reading of
the call. After quiet was restored,
Chairman Jones announced that the
convention would be opened with
prayer by Rev. John F. Cannon, pas
tor of the Grand Avenue Baptist
church, of St. Louis.
During the invocation the conven
tion stood. Dr. Qmnon's voice was
entirely inadequate to reach even the
center of the hall. The prayer oc
cupied several minutes.
Enthusiastic cheering greeted the
cha nan's announcement that he was
din ;ted by the national committee to
appoint John S. Williams temporary
chairman, and C. A. Walsh temporary
secretary, and John I. Martin tempo
The chairman appointed Col. John
M. Guffey, of Pennsylvania, and M. F.
Tarpey, of California, to escort Mr.
"Williams to the chair. As the plat
form was inclosed by a railing it was
necessary for the committee and Mr.
Williams to climb over the railing.
The committee lifted Mr. Williams
isafely over and the entire convention
burst into cheers as he ascended the
"I have tho honor to introduce to
you John S. Williams as temporary
chairman," said Chairman Jones, and
again the convention cheered.
Mr. Williams was attired in a light
pray suit, and a white waistcoat. He
delivered his address calmly ana with
out gestures. Several cries of "louJer,
louder" interrupted Mr. Williams as
ho began, his clear but not powerful
voice at first failing to reach all parts
of the hall.
As Mr. Williams proceeded his voice
increased in volume, and the delegates
listened attentively. 7
Led by the Tammany Hall delegates
nnd alternates, the convention cheered
tho name of Cleveland, and when one
of the men leading the cheering was
ejected, the galleries joined with the
delegates in hissing. After the long
rnd hysterical applause, the convention
cjuiotod and sat down.
When the speaker said that he
had heard that Dewey, Schley and
Miles were democrats; that a repub
lican administration had snubbed the
first, tried to disgrace the second, and
insulted the third, the convention
again broke out into shouts and ap
plause. Mr. Williams' flow of oratory was
uninterrupted for some time. A re
sponse of applause followed his de
nunciation of the republican claims
of prosperity because of the tariff.
Cries of "louder" were again heard in
various parts of the hall. "I wish I
had the lungs to speak louder, but 1
cannot," answered Mr. Williams.
As he finished the band struck up a
medly of patriotic airs, the stirring
strains of "Dixie" calling forth the
wild cheers that never fail to follow
the song no matter when or where
"The delegates are invited to visit
the exposition." said Mr. Williams,
"and the clerk will read the invita
tion." Cheers mingled with the calls, and it
was fully a minute before the voice of
the clerk was able to rise above the
tumult. Mr. Bryan remained quietly
in his seat during ihe demonstration
made by his friends, and gave no out
ward sign of his recognition of the ap
plause that had greeted his anme. Dele
gate Powers, of Michigan, was recog
nized by Chairman W;lliams to return
the thanks of the convention to the ex
position officials for the courtesy
f-bown and made a brief speech of ac
knowledgment. A motion to accept the invitation
wat- adopted unanimously.
Upon a call- iy states the members
of the various committees were an
nounced, rnd then, on motion, the con
vention adjourned till 10 o'clock
SECOND DA V.
There were two sessions of the con
vention Thursday. The first one was
taken up with the report of the com
mittee on order of business, which was
adopted. The committee on creden
on Which the Democratic
Go Before the People.
tials not being ready to report a re
cess was taken until 2 p. m.
The first test of strength of the
factions in the convention came at
the afternoon session, when the re
port of the credentials committee was
made. The majority report favored
the adoption, with one exception, of
the action cf the national committee.
William J. Bryan presented a mi
nority report in behalf of the Illinois
After a strenuous appeal by Mr.
Brj'an, who spoke for thirty minutes
in behalf of the Hearst-Harrison dele
gates, the roll call showed C47 votes
against and 2G9 for the adoption of
the report for which he had vainly
Illinois, on request of National Com
mitteeman Hopkins, was passed on
the roll call. The twenty-eight votes
of Michigan and the sixty-eight of
Pennsylvania were cast as a unit un
der Chairman Williams' ruling.
Hon. Champ Clark, of Missouri, took
the gavel as permanent chairman of the
convention late in the afternoon ses
sion, and delivered his speech a3 such.
It was a sharp arraignment of Republi
can shortcomings and inconsistencies,
both in the party and administration.
Mr. Clark said in part:
Mr. Clark's Speech.
"Gentlemen of the Convention: Tha
principal part of the speech-making by
the chairman in this convention has been
accomplished. My business is to run this
convention so that the nominees of it will
be elected next November (applause), and
it shall be done without fear or favor, to
them. Kinp David said once in his haste
that all men are liars. If he had been in
Chicago about the time Senator Henry
Cabot Lodge was reading the republican
platform, he could have taken his leisure
and s lid that "All republicans are liars.
(Laughter and prolonged applause.)
"They dragged out the old free trade
bogey, and expect to scare raen with that
in the coming campaign. Men in the frame
of mind that the democrats are this year
can not be scared.
"They declare the republicans do the
monumental lie that a democratic tariff
always produces a bad time, and a re
publican tariff always produces good
times. And yet, in 'T'J, when Grant was
beginning his second term in the White
House, and the democrats had scarcely
enough votes to call the ayes and noes,
you had a panic that made people's teeth
rattle from sea to sea. (Laughter.) They
evidently believed in Mark Twain's dic
tim, "Blessed is the man tbn.t bloweth his
own horn, lest it be not blown.' Laugh
ter.) "They say 'we that is the republicans
foucht a ciuick and successful war in
favor of Cuba, when the truth is, as I
stated tn the floor of the house when
they were all there, and none of them
dared to deny it. that wo took them by
the scruff of the neck and dragged them
into the Spanish war. And their disin
clination to go into, and their disposition
to monopolize all glories, reminds me of
a I'oland-China sow that my father used
to tell me about, that was so bashful you
had to pull her ears off to get her to the
trough, and so greedy you hail to pull
her tail on! to get her away. (Laughter.
"We are in favor of cutting down to
a reasonable basis the monstrosities of
the IMngley tariff rates. We are in fa
vor of reciprocity that reciprocates. (Ap
plause.) We are in favor of getting rid
of the Philippine islands at the iirst fa
vorable opportunity. They are not worth
a baubeo and never were. We are in
favor of restricting the functions of the
president and his cabinet to what the
fathers intended th-y should be in the
constitution, and wo believe in compelling
the executive department of this govern
ment to abdicate the large part of the
legislative function that it has usurped.
"As far as my rulings in this convention
will be, they shall be fair. If we so con
duct ourselves that all of the various
elements of public opinion that are op
posed to the Roosevelt administration hap
brought together, we will mop them off
the face of the earth from sea to sea in
the coming- election. (Applause.) I can
not do any- good presiding over this con
vention without your help, and that I so
licit that we may have godd order, good
feeling and a great victory in the contest
to come." (Applause.)
Following the speech of Congress
man Clark the convention adjourned
shortly after C o'clock until 10 o'clock
The adjournment was made neces
sary by the inability of the subcom
mittee of the resolutions committee to
complete its report.
THE TIUU1) DAY.
St. Louis, July 9. The Democratic
national convention spent the morning
waiting for the report of the commit
tee on resolutions. A committee was
appointed by Chairman Champ Clark
to call on the resolutions committee
and learn when the platform would
be submitted to the convention. Just
before the noon hour the convention's
emis&aries announced that the resolu
tions committee would require until
eight o'clock to prepare its report, but
that the action of the committee would
be tyitnimous, and a platform submit
ted which, he declared, would bring the
party a "glorious victory."
The convention then took a recess
until eight o'clock. Chairman Clark
had the convention in hand from the
moment proceedings opened. He an
rounceri, through a strong-voiced as
sistant, "that the first person raising a
row would be thrown out by the po
lice." After the committee had been
dispatched to learn the pleasure of the
resolutions committee, the band gave
a concert of popular and patriotic se
lections. Bourke Cockran was called
for to address the convention, but he
was not present. Former Senator
Charles A. Towne was next invited to
take the platform but declined. CapL
Richmond Pearson Hobson was the
Mr. Hobson accepted the invitation,
and, in a few moments, made his way
from the Alabama delegation to the
platform. He was greeted with a round
of applause and the usual cries of
"Louder." Whet he. had uttered but a
few words. He complied promptly
with the request and revealed the best
and strongest voice thus far heard in
the convention. "What president has
been brave enough to enforce the law
against the labor union violator of law.
It was a democratic president" he said,
and applause greeted the assertion.
He passed onto the color question and
declared that if when the black, or yel
low races came into contact with, white
people, if that race would not commit
suicide, it must remain absolutely dis
tinct. A shout from the southern dele
gates greeted the statement. He de
clared that Booker T. Washington
would soon outlive his undoubted use
fulness if he did not cease to yield to
the teachings and influences of the re
publican party and its chieftain.
Tie urged the men of the west and
north to refrain from oppressing the
south by advocating anything that
I tended to obliterate the racial lines.
He deprecated the fact that in the re
publican convention not one man had
risen to speak agains the plank in that
j party's platform which urged reduction
of southern representation in congress
because of alleged disfranchisement of
voters in the south.
St. Louis, July 10 Chief Judge Al
ton B. Parker, of the New York state
court of appeals was nominated at
about fifteen minutes to six o'clock this
morning for president of the United
States by the democratic national con-
vention. But one roll call, and so de
cisive was the result of that cne that
contrary states began to call for rec
ognition and the ballot finally resulted
in a unanimous vote for the New York
state man. The scene was dramatic
in the extreme. Darkness had wit
nessed the gathering of the democratic
hosts, while broad daylight, the sun
paling the electric light, witnessed the
The convention was In eession from
eight o'clock last night until nearly six
o'clock this morning. In that time
f ifcife' 0' i
DEMOCRATIC NOMINEE FOR PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.
eight names were presented to the con
vention. Nominating and seconding
speeches innumerable were made, and
as dawn approached it became neces
sary to limit the seconding speeches
to four minutes each. An exception
was made in the case of William Jen
nings Bryan, who, m one of the most
dramatic situations ever witnessed in
a political gathering addressed the con
vention and concluded by seconding
the nomination of Senator Francis M.
Cockrell, "the favorite son" candidate
from Missouri. Mr. Bryan received the
third great ovation accorded during the
convention. His speech was an impas
sioned appeal to the delegates to give
the party a candidate who had voted
the democratic ticket in 1896 and 1900.
He spoke on behalf of -the Nebraska
delegation, which he sa.!d had no can
didate to present or favors to ask, but
wanted a. candidate whose nomination
would not prove a triumph for one
faction over another. He suggested
Hearst, if the convention thought best,
then former Gov. Pattison, of Pennsyl
vania, and finally created a surprise in
the convention by declaring for Sena
One of the features of the long-drawn-out
session had teen the beauti
ful tribute paid to Senator Cockrell
when his name was placed in nomina
tion by Representative Champ CJark.
It was a spontaneous outburst, and for
that reason the more complimentary to
the senator. The delegates already
weary by reason of the tedious and try
ing session, paused in their labors, and
in the guise of a nomination for the
presidency which the senator's friends
knew to be beyond his reach, indulged
in a demonstration, continuing nearly
half an hour. - Nearly every delegate
and spectator in the galleries or on the
floor had been provided with a flag and
the scene was far the most impressive
of all the ovations given during the
The thousands of cheering persona
apparently converted Mr. Brj'an to the
belief that Senator Cockrell's chance?
cf nomination were greater than otixor
favorite son candidates. The Nebras
ka fe'iined recognition soon after the
Cockrell nomination, and in a speech
directed to an effort to defeat Parker,
made his electiifying plea for the anti-
Parker forces to rally. He was given
the closest attention. The great con
vention which the police and sergeant
at-arms were powerless to control, list
ened as though every word were a per
sonal message to each person, as if a
hypnotic spell had been cast over the
throng. But when it was all over,, the
Parker forces had not been shaken.
The ballot for president gave Parker
G58 votes out of the 667 needed to
nominate, and before the result could
be announced. Idaho, Nevada, Wash
ington and others made changes to the
Parker column. Gov. Dockcy of Mis
souri moved to make the nomination
unanimous and it carried, amidst in
creasing cheering. The result of the
ballot was never announced officially
and It is not likely that it ever will
The convention took a recess yester
day until eight o'clock last night for
the purpose of receiving the report of
the committee on resolutions. The re
port was received and adopted by a
viva voce vote. So far as surface in
dications were concerned, there was
no moro opposition to the platform
than there had been to that adopted
unanimously by the republican conven
tion in Chicago a few weeks ago. Nom
inations were Immediately proceeded
Alabama yielded to New York, and
Judge Parker's name .was the first pre
sented to the convention. After that
Hearst, Gray, Cockrell, Wall, Will
iams, Olney and Miles were named in
speeches which took nearly the entire
night. In the end, all the claims of
'.he Parker forces were oroved ac
curate. Parker had within a few votes
of enough to nominate, and these were
forthcoming. The speeches which had
been cheered so long and loud had
neither made nor lost a vote. The
Parker forces, under perfect organiza-
tion, remained serene.
After the nomination had been made,
the convention adjourned until 2 p. m.,
when a candidate for vice-president
will be chosen.
Following is an unofficial analysis
of tho vote:
Alabama Parker, Z2.
Arkansas Parker, 15.
California Hearst, 2f.'
Colorado Parker, i; Hearfet, 5; McClel
Connecticut Parker, 14.
Delaware Gray, 6.
Florida Parker. 6; Hearst, 4.
Georgia Parker, 26.
Idaho Hearst. 6.
Illinois Hearst. 54.
Indiana Parker, SO.
Iowa Hearst, 2b.
Kansas Hearst, 10; Tarker, 7; Miles, 2;
Kentucky Parker, 26.
Louisiana Parker, 1H.
Maine Parker. 7; Hearst. 1; Olney, 4.
Maryland Parker, 16.
Massachusetts Olney, 32.
Michigan Parker, 2S.
Minnesota Parker, S; Hearst, 9; Cock
rell, 1; Towne. 2: Grav. 1.
Mississippi Parker, 20.
Missouri Cockrell. 36.
Montana Parker, 6.
Nebraska Cockrell, 4; Hearst, 4: Olney,
1; Gray, 1; Wall. 1; Pattison, 4; Miles. 1.
Nevada Hearst, 6.
New Hampshire Parker, 8.
New Jersey Parker, 24.
New York Parker, 78.
North Carolina Parker, 24.
North Dakota Williams, 8.
Ohio Parker, 46.
Oregon Parker, 4; Hearst. 2; McCleuan.
1; Coler, 1.
Pennsylvania Parker, 6S.
Rhode Island Hearst, 6; Parker, 2.
South Carolina Parker, 18.
South Dakota Hearst, 8.
Tennessee Parker. 24.
Texas Parker, 36.
Utah Parker. 6.
Vermont Parker, S.
Vircinia Parker. 24.
Washington Hearst. 10.
West Virginia Parker, 10; Hearst, 2;
Wisconsin Wall. 26.
Wyoming Hearst. 6.
Alaska Parker, 6.
Arizona Hearst. 6.
District of Columbia Farlter, 6.
Indian Territory Parker. 5; Hearst, 1.
Hawaii. Hearst, 6. '
New Mexico Hearst, 6.
Oklahoma Parker, 2; Hearst, t; Mc
Clellan, 1; Olney. 1.
Porto Rico Parker, 2; Hearst, 4.
This gave Parker 658 votes. Idaho
and West Virginia immediately
changed to Parker, nfaking 678 the
necessary two-thirds,, and then, on mo
tion of Gov. Dockery of Missouri, the
nomination was made unanimous.
1 After the close of the session many
of the figures prominent in the con
test were surrounded by friends and
heartily congratulated. Among these
were David B. Hill, of New York, who
has been in actual charge of Judge
Parker's campaign. He laughed and
In a section of the hall sat Mrs. Hall,
daughter of Judge Parker. With a par
ty of friends she remained throughout
the night. She showed her happiness
Mr. Bryan left the convention hall a
few minutes before the nomination
was made unanimous, but not before
he knew that Judge Parker was nomi
nated. To ;veral correspondents who
were waiting for him at his hotel ha
said that he had nothing to add to
what he had said in the convention.
which was thai he would support any
candidate nominated on the platform
he had assisted in making.
THE FOlltril DAY.
St. Louis, July 9. The effect of last
night's protracted and harassing ses
sion was plainly evident when the
hour arrived to which the recess had
been taken. Chairman Clark was not
present. Not over three hundred del
egates were in their seats andthe gal
leries showed more empty chairs than
visitors. The pyrotechnics were over.
the red fire dying out, the curtain was
about to descend and the general in
terest in the proceedings was compara
For the first time since the conven
tioned opened it was possible to walk
the aisles without treading upon the
feet of other people and fighting for
a passageway. The chairman arrived
at fifteen minutes after two. o'clock,
and that incident, which heretofore
has been the signal for applause, wa3
The prominent men In the party
were conspicuous by their absence.
Hill was in conference at the South
ern hotel trying to settle upon the
nominee for the vice-presidencj'. Col.
Guffey, of Pennsylvania; Hopkins, of
Illinois; Daniel, of Virginia, and nu
merous others were absent long after
the hour set for the commencement of
the day's work.
Chairman Clark resumed the gavel,
and, at 2:48 o'clock, began his effort
to call the convention to order. Be
fore the formal opening of the session,
the band was signaled for a tune, as
many delegates began to arrive, mak
ing too much confusion for the chair
to be heard. The rumor of a recess
had spread, and everyone was anxious
to know the procedure. The delay con
tinued, however, waiting for word
from the vice-presidential conference
at the Southern hotel. The band was
utilized again for entertainment, and
got a rousing cheer as it struck up
Rev. John T. M. Johnson, pastor of
the Delmar Avenue Baptist church,
was introduced and pronounced the
Gov. Dockery was recognized at the
conclusion of the prayer and read a
telegram from Senator Cockrell.
Mr. Hopkins, of Illinois, secured rec
ognition for A. M. Lawrence, of that
state, tn read a telegram from the
platform. The telegram was from
William 11. Hearst thanking his friends
for their support and indorsing tho
nominee. The reading was warmly
At 3:20 p. m. a recess was taken un
til 5:20 p. m.
The convention was called to order
at 5:37 p. m. for Its seventh session. T.
H. Ball, of Texas, moved that nominat
ing speeches for vice-president be lim
ited to ten minutes and seconding
speeches to five minute?;, not more than
three speeches to be allowed any can
didate. This was agreed to.
Alabama being called. Delegate E. L.
Russell yielded the floor to the state of
Illinois. F. P. Morris, of that state,
placed in nomination Congressman J.
Arkansas being next called. Gov. Jeff
Davis responded: "Arkansas has no
candidate, but she has votes in No
vember to deliver to the nominee of
When Colorado was reached Delegate
T. J. O'Donnell announced that his
state yielded the floor to the state of
Washington. The chair thereupon pre
sented to the convention Frederick C.
Robertson, who nominated Senator
Delegate Spencer, of Indiana, second
ed the nomination cf Williams.
Delaware yielded to West Virginia
and John D. Alderson of the latter
state nominated Henry G. Davis, say
ing, among other things:
"When I went through the state of
West Virginia in 1803 and 1900 along
with our gallant standard-bearer, the
matchless Bryan, wo found Henry G.
Davis, fellow democrats, although he
had worked his way up through an
honest life to a position of influence
among the people, we found him as
sisting us, his shoulder to the wheel
alwavs. And it is no reflection upon a
man, I take it, in a democratic conven
tion, to say that he not only never
scratched a ticket, but he never
dreamed of doing so."
The states of Florida and Georgia,
upon being called by -he clerk, were
passed, and Idaho beirg called. Senator
Fred T. Dubois of that state seconded
The clerk then called the states of
Illinois, Indiana and Iowa, without re
ceiving any response. Kansas was next
called and the chair recognized David
Overmeyer, who nominated Senate
William A. Harris, of Kansas.
For Maryland John Prentice Poe
took the platform and seconded the
nomination of Mr. Davis of West Vir
Senator William A. Clark, of Mon
tana, was the next to speak. He firs?
paid a high tribute to the west, ane
then seconded the Turner nomination.
Nebraska's response was a state
ment that she waited with interest tn
choice of New York. New York re
quested to be passed when called on
"Ohio has no candidate" was -announced
when the Buckeye state was
Senator E. W. Carmack, of Tennes
see was placed in nomination by Dele
gate Hersey of that state.
H. G. Davis nomination received a
second from the District of Columbia
Mr. D'Autremont, of Minnesota, sec
onded the nomination of Mr. Turner,
W. J. Hillman, of Florida, an
nounced that Florida desired to second
the nomination of Senator Davis, of
West Virginia, and A. L. Lovey, of
Utah, seconded the nomination of
George W. Turner, as did George Mur
phy of. Alaska. ...
W. C. Rogers, of the Indian terri
tory, chief of the Cherokee tribes, a
full-blooded Indian, seconded the nom
ination of J. P. Williams, of Illinois.
At this point Senator Culberson, of
Texas, moved a recess until 8:30. The
motion was seconded and carried.
It was 1:30 o'clock' Sunday morning
when thenomination for vice-president
was finally made. Ex-Senator
Henry G. Davis, of West Virginia, was
nominated by a acclamation just after
the first ballot was finished. His op
ponents were Congressman J. R. Will
iams of Illinois, George W. "Turner of
Washington and William A. Harris of
The first ballot showed 634 votes for
Davis, or 13 less than the necessary
two-thirds. Before another ballot
could bo taken Davis was declared the
nominee by acclamation.
The other eandid-ites received the
following votes: Williams, 165; Turner,
100; Harris, 58.
The convention adjourned sine die at
1:30 o'clock Sunday morning, after
passing the usual vote of thank3 to the
city of St, Louis, the presiding officers
of the convention and others. Champ
Clark and J. S. Williams were made
chairmen, respectively, of the commit
tees to notify Parker and Davis of their
It was announced that the new na
tional committee would hold its first
meeting in New York.
Th vice-presidential candidate is 81
years old, and has a fortune esti
mated at $20,000,000, made largely in
the coal and oil fields of West Virginia.
He is the father-in-law of Stephen B.
Elkins, his republican successor in the
United States senate, and is a cousin
of Senator Arthur P. Gorman, of Mary
land. . - -"Where
the Illleh Came In.
The cause of the hitch In the after
noon and evening sassions was the
receipt of the following from Judge
"Hon. W..F. Sheehan, Hotel Jeffer
son, St. Louis I regard the gold stand
ard as firmly and irrevocably estab
lished, and shall act accordingly if the
action of the convention of to-day shall
be ratified by the people. As the plat
form is silent on the subject, my views
should be made known to the conven
tion, and. if it is found to be unsat
isfactory to the majority, I request you
to decline the nomination for me at
once, so that another may be nominat
ed before adjournment.
(Signed.) A. B. PARKER."
The telegram caused a great deal of
comment, and threatened, for a time
to undo the work of the convention.
It was finally decided to send the fol
lowing response to the telegram,
though not until considerable opposi
tion, largely from Mr. Bryan and his
adherents had been swept aside:
"The platform adopted by this con
vention Is silent on the question of the
monetary standard bureau it is not re
garded by us as a possible issue in this
campaign, and only campaign Issues
wero mentioned in the platform.
Therefore there is nothing in the views
expressed by you in the telegram just
received which would preclude a man
entertaining them from accepting a
nomination on said platform."
The vote on sending the proposed re
ply to Judge Parker was: As-es, 774;
THE SEW NATION A I COMMITTEE.
Numerous Changes Have Ileeii Made
In the Personnel.
St. Louis, July 7. The following is
the new national committee as an
nounced Wednesday Afternoon:
Alabama, II. D. Clayton.
Arkansas, m. It. Martin.
California, M. F. Tarpey.
Colorado, Jno. I. Mullen?.
Connecticut, Robert S. Cummings.
Delaware. Richard R. Kenney.
Florida, Jefferson B. Brown.
Georgia, Clark Howell.
Idaho, Simon P. Donnelly.
Illinois, Roger C. Sullivan.
Indiana. Thomas T. Taggart.
Iowa, Chas. A. Walsh.
Kansas, John H. Atwood.
Kentucky, Urey Woodson.
Louisiana, Newton C. Blanchard.
Maine, Georgre E. Hughes.
Maryland. Lewis Victor Bautfhman.
Massachusetts, William A. Gaston.
Michigan, Daniel J. Campau.
Minnesota. T. T. Hudson.
Mississippi. C. H. Williams.
Missouri, W. A. Rothwell.
Montana, Chas. W. Hoffman.
Nebraska. James C. Dahlman.
Nevada, John H. Dennis.
New Hampshire. True L. Norrls.
New Jersey. Wm. B. Gourley.
New York, Norman K. Mack.
North Carolina. Josephus Daniela.
North Dakota, H. D. Allert.
Ohio, John R. McLean.
Pennsylvania, J. M. Guffey.
Rhode Island. Geo. W. Green.
South Carolina, B. R. Tillman.
South Dakota, K. S. Johnson.
Tennessee, R. E. L. Mountcastlft
Texas, R. M. Johnston.
Utah. D. H. Peery.
Vermont, Bradley B. Smally.
Virginia. J. Taylor Ellyson.
Washington, John G. Carey.
West Vircinlu. Jno. T. McGraw.
Wisconsin, Timothy E. Ryan.
Wyoming. Jno. E. Osbcrna
Alaska. Arthur K. Dalany.
Arizona, Een M. Crawford.
District of Columbia. Jas t. NorrfB.
Indian Territory. R. L. Williams.
Hawaii. Palmer P. Wcods.
New Mexic--. H. B. Ferguson.
Oklahoma. Richard A. BillufS.
Porto Rico, D. Field.
UHil Ul lllli) I LIU
DEAD Ifi ST. LOUIS
She Was Known at Her Hotel as
Mrs. M. Smith, But That Was
Not Her True Name.
BELIEVED TO BE MRS. H. K. DANCES, .
A FOBMER RESIDENT OF NEW YORK.
She C onfided in Rev. Allen K. Smith,
of Christ Church Cathedral, Who
Kept Her Secret I nttl He Learned
of the Woman' Drnlb, and Then
He Told Hin Story.
St. Louis, July 11. The facts con
nected with the past history of Mrs.
M. K. Dantes, a fashionably-dressed
woman, who was found dead in her
room at the Hotel Milton, Eighteenth
and Chestnut streets, Sunday, are a
mystery, which so far remains un
solved. She was registered at the ho
tel as Mrs. M. Smith, of New York, as
sh"e had been known in St. Louis for
four months. She died, believing she
had been successful in concealing her
true name from the public, but inves
tigation has disclosed it. Nothing is
known of her life before she came to
On the floor beside the bed were
found two bottles, both empty. One
without labels. One had contained
cblogne spirits and the other alcohol.
Her real name is believed to be Mrs.
M. K. Dantes, either of New York
Since coming to St. Louis Mrs.
Dantes has revealed her true name to
only one person, Rev. Allen K. Smith,
rector of Christ Church cathedral. At
her request he did not divulge her
name so long as he knew her to be -alive.
Upon being informed of her
death, Dr. Smith gave all information
of the woman which he possessed. But
even from the ninister, to whom she
had evidently gone while laboring un
der a great trouble, she concealed her
past and woud tell him nothing ex
cept her name and the name of her
Called on ."Minister.
Dr. Smith remembers to have first
seen Mrs. Damtes about Easter. She -called
upon him, explaining that sho
was an Episcopalian and desired to
make her Easter communion. She did
so, and several times "after that she
called to gain his assistance in secur
ing a position as trained nurse. Just
how the subject came up Dr. Smith
does not remember, but he became
convinced that .':n n-"vip which she
gave him, Mrs. M. Smith, was not her.
correct name, and he mentioned the
matter to her. She admitted she was
using an assumed name, but refused to
tell the minister her correct name.
although he asked her to do so. He
finally explained th?t she was away
from home and friends, and that some
accident might happen to her, and
begged her to tell her name so that In
case anything of the kind did occur
he could notify her relatives.
Confided Her anie.
Then, only upon the promise that he
wou.ld keep the name a secret, she told
that her correct name was Mrs. M. K.
Dantes, and that her mother's name
and address was Mrs. Martha Wiggins,
111 K street. Northwest, Washington,
D. C. Dr. Smith kept the trust sacred
until notified of her death. He then
made the names public, and stated that
he would inform the woman's mott er
of her death.
When pressed by Dr. Smith for her
reasons for using the assumed name
and rome facts of her past life, she re
fused to tell anything, remarking that
she had her personal reasons fer not
withing to be known by her correct
Dr. Smith finally became successful
in his efforts to secure her a position,
and she took a place as nurse in the
Episcopal Orphans' home, 1701 South
Grand avenue. She remained there as
a nur?e until a few weeks ago. when
the children in the home were taken
to Arcadia, Mo., while the building,
was being repaired. She accompanied
them to Arcadia, returning to St. Lous
the first part of last week.
CLEVELAND TO PARKER. ,
Die Kx-President Kpremf Grati
tude and Admira t itm at the Stand
Taken ! J mine Parker.
Esopus, N. Y., July 11. Judge Par
ker received the following message
from former President Cleveland:
"You must permit me to express my
gratitude and admiration for the splen
r.id manifestation of honor and cour
age you have given to your country
men and to the democracy, in your St.
From llaltimore In an Anto.
St. Louis, July 11. Charles E. Bon
day, of Baltimore," Md.. and a party of
iour, including two ladies, arrived in
St. Louis Sunday, having made the
trip from Baltimore in an automobile.
They left Baltimore June 25.
A Modern Rattle of Hull Unn.
Washington, July 11. Preparations
are being, pushed for the maneuvers
on the old battlefield of Manassas, Va.,
-herein 20,000 regulars and militia
will fight over again, in mimic, the
famous battle of Bull Run.
Flood Ciiunes IjOsa of Mind.
Glasgow, Mo., July 12. Ben Brencks,
a well-known farmer rriding at Aholt,
five miles north of here, has lost his
mind as a result of ill health and worry
over losses arising from the overflow
of the river.
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