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THE SAINT PAUL GLOBE.
VOL. XIX.— NO. 188.
THE ST. PfVLJL QLO3E.
MONDAY, JULY O.
Weather for Today-
Fair and Warmer.
Situation In Chicago to Date.
Gold Men Hint at a Bolt.
Convention Crowd a Record Breaker
White Bear's Sensational Fourth.
Death of Anthony Yoerg,
Mozart Theater Closed.
Silver Gavel Front Montana,
News of Minneapolis.
Blockade on the Street Rail-way.
Delegations Select Committees.
Hill's Selection in Doubt.
Silverltes Want Daniel for Chairman
Sixteen States Booming Bland.
Saints Break the Batting Record.
Hoonlers Keep Climbing.
Gold Bugs Defeat Tigers.
Bines Take One With Brewers.
Vales in Form for Tomorrow's Race.
Patchen and Gentry May Come.
Two Fatal Affrays on the Fourth.
Newsies Going to the Cirrus.
Farm and Household.
Henry Clews' Note of Warning.
Week's Financial Review.
Globe's Popular Wants.
Bishop Fowler on the Walls of Zion.
MOVEMENTS OF STEAMSHIPS.
NEW YORK, July s.— Arrived: Obdam,
HAVRE — Arrived: La Bretagne, New
MOVILLE— SaiIed: Furnessia, New York.
QUEENSTOWN— SaiIed: Campania, from
Liverpool for New York.
This is Yale's week to do or be done.
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St. Paul and Chicago have a circus
the same week.
They can't put both McKinley and
Boies off at Waterloo.
Gen. Confusion is in control in Chi
cago up to this morning.
Kansas and Colorado declare for the
Chicago ticket sight unseen.
Edwin Gould is playing with matches
and they are not burning him either,.
Thomas Sharkey, the prizefighter, is
more popular in California than Wil
Racing Bulletin— The horse Silver is
selling favorite at 1 to 16 for the Chi
cago Derby of July 7.
There Is only slight evidence that
Morrison, Russell and Pattison will
have use for their booms this week.
Another horse on the horse is re
ported. The horseless sleigh will be
brought into general use this winter.
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The headquarters of David B. Hill
ftre under his hat, and it is pleasing to j
note that he isn't talking through it.
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The collar makers and laundrymen
would be against Richard P. Bland
right from the outset. He never wears
a collar except on Sundays.
When St. Paul gets even with Minne
apolis at base ball she does it with
such emphasis that there is no use
trying to question the returns.
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The Republicans of Minnesota ap
pear to be very much afraid that John
Lind will run for something in the
night when nobody is looking at him.
Horace Boies doesn't drink, smoke,
chew, swear or play cards. His posi
tion on the greatest question before the
people also indicates that he doesn't
It is again stated that Dr. Chauncey
M. Depew is to wed. This is a bi
monthly rumor to which nobody need
pay any attention until Mr. Depew in
dorses it as good.
The Chicago Tribune says the gold
bug Democrats are for Teller for presi
dent. They are to the extent that they
would like to see him put up as a tar
get, so that they could shoot at him.
The Altgeld-Tillman-Pennoyer crowd
are hardly willing to wait for the sil
ver egg to roll into their basket. They
would like to organize a new national
committee before the convention meets.
Although it may not help him in his
canvas for votes for the presidential
nomination, it may be stated in a whis
per that Joseph C. S. Blackburn is one
of the best judges of whisky In the
Teller and McLean are coupled by
Colorado as about the proper thing in
the way of a ticket. What is pleasing
to Colorado, however, is generally
Bulte the opposite in the rest of the
As we go to press it is quite obvious
that Henry Watterson does not expect
to return from Europe in time to pre
vent any of those follows at Chicago
from "walking through a slaughter
house into an open grave."
The silverites In Chicago say they
will not break away from the tradi
tional two-thirds rule if they find they
have two-thirds of the Democratic na
tional convention or. a count of noses.
It is stated that Claude Matthews,
Indiana's candidate for president, car
ries a rabbit's foot in his pocket all
the time. Here at least is a chance
to test the mascot qualities of the pedal
extremity of the rabbit.
Some of the fellows who are just now
shouting that Blame was the greatest
ellverite of modern times might con
tribute a few hundred silver dollars
In memory of Mr. Blame. There is no
monument over the grave of the great
ST LOUIS fIOT I]l IT
CROWD AT CHICAGO PROMISES TO
EXCEED THAT OP ANY NA
THRONG IS ALREADY DENSE.
THOUSANDS BEING ADDED HOURLY
TO THE NUMUER OF POLITICAL
GOLD MEN HAVE. NO SHOW.
Their Only Hope Is to Make a Bolt
Effective, If One In Decided
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Special to the Globe.
CHICAGO, July 5.— 1 always enjoy
spending the Sabbath in the city
where a national convention is about
to assemble. It demonstrates so clear
ly what great work still remains for
the churches, that it makes me feel
greater liberality in contributing to the
missionary cause. Besides, I have no
ticed that where there are the most
churches there are the most Democrats
and consequently anything that tends
to show the importance of more
churches is a direct aid in building up
and developing the Democratic party.
Hence I have especially enjoyed this
day in Chicago and its valuable object
The crowd has been rapidly increas
ing all day and tonight several clubs
have arrived with their brass bands
to add silvery notes to the occasion.
Among incomers there were about 1,000
Bland boomers from Missouri and sev
eral hundred more are due in the morn-
Ing. The out-of-doors weather has been
decidedly comfortable, but the Palmer
corridor has been packed all day so
densely that If you stood in the bal
cony and tossed a copper down upon
the heads of the crowd there would not
be space for it to drop to the floor.
This mass of humanity has argued,
shouted and perspired until porters had
to go about with huge mops to sop up
the accumulated perspiration on the
tiled flooring in order to keep the ex
cited throng from taking cold by get
ting their feet wet over their shoe tops.
Probaly not a single person changed
his views as the result of all this ar
gumentative effort, but it pleases the
embryo statesmen on the outside to
think they are saving the country, and
as the fine workers are doing the ac
tual work elsewhere it is a
As I was strolling along State street
this afternoon I was attracted by a
fellow loudly shouting and jesticulat
ing in front of a big canvass sign
which read: "Anti-Gambling Crusade,
by John P. Quinn, with complete gam
bling' house in operation. Indorsed by
pulpit and press. Free in lobby" I
really had in mind visiting different
places when I recalled that there are
so many people in Chicago who ride
bicycles that they have not church
services Sunday afternoon nor much
of any at any other time, I accord
ingly concluded to venture into the free
part, at least, and soon discovered that
that branch of the show gave an op
portunity to listen to the harangue of
the ticket seller, who seductively in
vited you to penetrate further into the
; mysteries of the affair. I recalled that
| Quinn recently had rather an Ignoble
I career in Minneapolis and was run out
of town by the professional gamblers
who invoked the aid of the police to
relieve them from the presence of the"
man who was pretending to give the
game away. I therefore devoted ten
cents to the cause of morality in order
to gratify my desire to see a "Gam
bling house in operation." As 1 en
tered Mr. Quinn was explaining the
WILLIAM P. REMER, ST. CLOUD,
delegate to the Chicago Convention From the Sixth District.
mysteries of roulette to a small audi
ence, but more especially to a man
who wore a big Bland badge on his
hat. In order to make it realistic
Quinn wanted the Bland man to lay
his wager with his mouth and not with
cash on either black or red. First
Bland's substitute took black and
Quinn did him up of course. Then he
took red ajid. w & s done up again. Ido
not know whether this is ominous of
Bland's fate or not, but if it is it may
be a good plan to run all the silver
candidates through Quinn's machine.
I edged up to the roulette table for
closer inspection and discovered on
one end in big figures "18 to 1" and on
MONDAY MORNING, JULY 6, 1896.
the other end "19 to 36." I suppose
those figures referred to some new
system of coinage and
COMMEND THEM TO McKINLEY,
as possibly of use In explaining about
having "one dollar as good as another
whether of gold, silver or paper." That
game over, Quinn assayed a card de
monstration with the Bland man, his
adversary, as before. And with the
MUBA result. I waited quite a time to
see if he would explain how he did it,
in order to go out and practice on
some other silver people, but as he
was entirely silent on that point I see
no other way except to turn the silver
party over to Quinn in detail.
The assurance, however, that pulpit
and press endorse having "Complete
gambling house in operation"
in Chicago during a session of the
Democratic national convention was
so gratifying that I retired without
thinking to ask for a^ pass-out check
which would have enabled me to see
the game again without further dis
The Coliseum, where the convention
Is to be held, is located eight miles
south of the court house, opposite
Jackson park. And two or three sta
tions below the location of the main
entrance to the World's Fair. I in
spected the building and found it a
permanent structure, which the com
pany building claims has cost $450,
--000. It is a low brick building with
J. H. HOLT,
Delegate to Chicago from North Dakota.
enormous floor surface and excellent
side and sky-light. It is so immense
that only about half of it will be occu
pied by the convention but that half
will have a seating capacity of 18,000.
It is reached by the Illinois Central
trains and ten cent fare, the train time
being from 15 to 25 minutes according
to whether you travel on a through ex
press or a local. That lands you with
in two blocks of the building. The
elevated road, starting from Congress
street, takes the passenger direct to the
' door of the main entrance for five
cents, the time card being 36 minutes.
was begun a year ago with no thought
of the national convention and was de
signed as a permanent structure. In
ternally it has to be transformed for
the convention at a cost of $4,000 and
is apparently much superior to the St.
Louis building, the acoustic properties
being guaranteed as excellent. There
is a marked absence of posts to support
the roof and as that important part of
the building has already once caved in,
if a similar result should happen when
the convention is in session this week,
the financial problem may be sum
marily disposed of.
If the sound money meeting of last
night had any influence it certainly
was not apparent about the hotels.
The silver men are just as resolute and
determined to exercise their power as
before and the gold men simply have
the alternative of submission or bolt
ing. If they quietly submit, many will
unquestionably vote for McKinley, and
the only way they can make a bolt ef
fective will be to put up another ticket.
The gold men are divided in their coun
sel as to what court* is best, but are
determined to do something to prevent
success for free silver at the polls. As
Senator Hill has consented to be im
ted on the altar in a futile attempt
to make him temporary chairman, per
haps he would be induced to head a
gold ticket, but it would be more in
the eternal fitness of things to use
Cleveland for that purpose.
Mr. Whitney and his gold forces are
holding secret conferences and are in
session tonight. All that this can ac
complish, it seems to me, is to decide
upon some course to pursue when they
are actually defeated. I have visited
the sound money headquarters at the
Palmer several times today and found !
them a merely loafing spot for people
who are weary and want to sit down
Continued on Third Pave.
AS IBUfIKV US EttER
ON THE EVE OP CONVENTION THE
SITUATION CONTINUES TO BE
ONE OF UNCERTAINTY.
COLLAPSE OF TELLER'S BOOM
SOLVES O-NE DIFFICULTY WITH
WHICH THE CONVENTION WAS
BOIES AND BLAND ARE GAINING.
>Iv oli Discord Developing: on the
Support of Rival Candidates-
Gold Men Active.
CHICAGO, July 5. — This is to be one
of the most remarkable conventions
In the history of American politics.
With the convention but forty-eight
hours away and almost three-fourths
of the delegates on the ground, it is so
hedged about by conditions that little
can be forseen as to candidates.
The feature of the day has been the
seemingly utter collapse of the Teller
boom. The talk of the existence of the
senatorial cabal plotting to secure
Teller's nomination has aroused among
many of the incoming delegates a feel
in of the most bitter and passionate
resentment and the cry is heard every
where to-day that the nominee must
be a Democrat. It is considered almost
treason to suggest Teller. This strong
revolt against what is deemed an at
tempt at senatorial dictation seems to
have checkmated the cabal. As the
free silver Republican and the Populist
leaders realize that the game is slipping
away from them they are inclined to
grow ugly in their desperation. The
former have begun to predict defeat
if a Democrat is nominated, on the
ground that no matter how disposed
they might be to support a Democrat
on a free silver platform their friends
in the Western states would not fol
low them bag and baggage into the
Democratic party. The Populists could
with difficulty be restrained to-day
from issuing an address saying that
they would not support a Democrat.
Both were met with the argument that
if their professions of devotion to the
silver cause were not hollow pretenses,
they must join hands with the Demo
crats in the attempt to elect a candi
date on the issue. So far as the silver
Republican bolters were concerned it
was argued that if they walked out of
the St. Louis convention because of
their convictions they must choose, if
the Populists carried out their threats,
between the nominee of the party that
controlled well nigh half the votes
the country and the nominee of a Pop
ulistic convention at St. Louis. The
Teller interview from Denver printed
this morning saying he would support
the nominee of this convention com
pleted their discomfiture. It exposed
their bluff. Although the possibility
of Teller's selection now seems to have
vanished, the Democratic silver leaders
who still believe that .he is the most
available candidate, though- they may
for the present have been driven out
into the open and forced to publicly
espouse the pause of some other can
didate are powerful men and skilled
and trained political generals and the
plot to nominate Teller must, until a
nomination is actually made, be reck
oned with as a deadfall into which
the convention may be precipitated by
shrewd manipulation if opportunity
BOIES AND BLAND GAIN.
The revolt against the cabal has un
questionably had the effect of hasten
ing declarations by arriving delegates
in favor of the two leading candidates,
Bland ar.d Boies, and both claim large
acquisitions today. The boomers of
both also began arriving in force to
day, and their headquarters were be
sieged by marching, clubs headed by
brass bands, and the countless thou
sands of shouters who tumbled along
in theirwake. It is a question whether
Blar.d or Boies has been the larger
gainer by today's developments. The
lowa candidate's managers have re
ceived many assurances of support
from the South and West and, al
though Bland is still hailed and her
alded as the logical candidate and is
undoubtedly gaining ground, he has
some weak points in the present ar
raignment of his lines. The legitimate
character of the declaration the Illi
nois delegation for the Missouri can
didate yesterday, which was to carry
with it the influence of Gov. Altgeld,
is unquestioned. The declaration, based
on alleged poll of the delegation, was
engineered by Secretary of State Hin
richsen after he had secured a state
ment from Altgeld that the latter
would abide by the will of the major
ity. The Altgeld men now challenge
the accuracy of the poll and throw out
the intimation that sharp politics were
resorted to. It is believed, however,
by all Altgeld's close friends, that as
between the two candidates he would
be for Bland rather than Boies on ac
count of the former's defense of his ac
tion during the Chicago Hot?, and the
latter's indorsement of the administra
tion. One of Altgeld's pet purposes is
to secure the adoption of a plank in the
platform.condemnir.g federal troops' in
terference in the local affairs of the
states. The doubt cast on Altgeld's at
titude furnishes a cause for anxiety in
the Bland camp. The withdrawal of
the Illinois delegation after the flour
ish of trumpets with which its arrival
was announced might prove disastrous.
THE MATTHEWS' BOOM
seems to have been shattered by the
row in the Indiana delegation between
the gold a :d silver delegates over the
question of retiring National Commit
teeman Sheerin. It is evident that Gov.
Matthews made a fatal blunder ir. in
sisting that several of his personal
friends who were for gold should go on
the delegation. The Blackburn boom
does not seem to be progressing, but
John R. McLean, of Ohio, the pro
prietor of the Cincinnati Enquirer, is
developing into a power in the con
vention. He is surrounded by trained
politicians, whose tonch is felt every
where. Although they a re quietly urg
ing him for first place on the ticket,
It is well understood that his aim is to
secure the nomination for vice presi
dent. His corporatdHnterests are mili
tating against him J but his power is
evident, and there it a prevailing feel
ing that he can seeiye second place on
theticket. It is said that the Bland
managers have tried to make a com
bination with him, despite the fact that
It is pretty well known that Mr. Mc-
Lean himself belie vee that Teller i
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UNCLE SAM— It Is strange that these fellows at Chicago want me to
ride this 16 to 1 wheel when I have a safety right at hand.
would be the strongest man to nomi
Considerable discord is developing
among the silver men over the rivalries
naturally created by their candidates,
and there is also dissension over the
platform. Many of the leaders are
strongly in favor of a single declara
tion for free silver, and the practical
ignoring of all other questions. The
tariff question, especially, they desire
to be handled gingerly, lest it drive
from them the free silver Republicans
of the West who are moderate protec
tionists. Others, on the other hand,
think there should be a regular Demo
cratic platform, covering all the pend
ing issues of the day. Some even favor
a very radical tariff plank. All this
bodes ill for the prophets of a short
The gold men, led by Mr. Whitney,
profess to be encouraged by the out
look. Their plans seem to be based
on future contingencies. Having failed
to make an impression on the solid
phalanxes of silver their purpose seems
to be to stir up strife and take advan
tage of such dissensions as may de
velop in the opposition. The great ad
vantage which they possess, always
the strength of a hopeless minority, is
their compactnuess. "We are a
WELL ORGANIZED FORGE,
said Don M. Dickinson, of Michigan,
who was postmaster" general under
Cleveland's first administration, and
who is here with the prestige of having
snatched a victory for gold from what
was admitted to be a silver convention
in Michigan. "We are fighting an un
organized mob resolved only on one
thing — a declaration for the free coin
age of silver." Such a declaration they
cannot hope to prevent, but they are
now using an ingenious argument to
secure a compromise on platform and
candidate. They tell the silver leaders
that if a Democrat is placed on a silver
platform the silver Republicans of the
West will abandon them and the East
ern Democracy will be destroyed and
they will be left high and dry with
only the silver Democratic support and
without the sinews of war either from
the East or West. They tell them,
therefore, that they are confronted
with the alternative of nominating a
Republican to get the support and aid
of the silver mine-owners or yielding to
the demand for a compromise from the
East in which latter event they argue
to keep the Democracy intact and fur
nish all the campaign fund that is
needed. These advances are met with
firm but courteous refusal by some of
the silver leaders who simply reply that
there can be no compromise of the
issue. The more radical however, re
ceive it sneeringly. In some quarters
the silver men not only meet the sug
gestion of a silver bolt with indiffer
ence, but some or them openly declare
that it would strengthen their position
and they would welcome it. The fear
that the jrold men with almost, if not
quite one-third of the delegates could
plump their votes about at random and
cause all sorts of mischief and the
further difficulty of making a nomina
tion without the practical unanimous
vote of all the silver men has revived
the talk of a silver caucus. The secret
fear of Teller has also had its influence
in favor of a caucus to decide the ques
tion of a candidate. There will be no
attempt to hold such a caucus, how
ever, until the convention has assem
bled and the difficulty of selecting a
nominee in convention has been dem
onstrated. Then it will be argued that
no candidate who is for silver can re
fuse to submit his claim to those who
are to make the nomination. Today
LESS TALK OF A BOLT
by the gold men and it was openly dis
couraged by Senator Hill, Mr. Whitney
and others. Still it is plain that a
great many of the gold men will refuse
to support a silver candidate, and some
today quietly canvassed the advisabil
ity of placing a gold ticket and gold ;
candidate in the field. The advantage
to be gained by them from this course,
they argue, woulVl be the same which
came to those who refused to support
Greeley in 1872. Those who were dis
satisfied with Greeley nominated
O'Connor, of New York, and after
Greeley's defeat it was by their organi
zation that the party was reorganized
and placed on a footing again. The
gold men propose to inaugurate the
fight the moment the gavel is dropped
by Chairman Harrity. They are re
solved upon offering a gold man to the
convention for temporary chairman,
despite the protests of the silver lead
ers, and Senator Hill is the man upon
whom their choice has fallen. The
silver leaders have the utmost respect
for Hill, but they and their followers
are determined that a silver man shall
assume the gavel and that the first
utterance in the convention shall be
unequivocally for silver.
"We can neither afford to be Injured
by faint praise," said Senator-elect
Money, of Mississippi, today, "nor
actually condemned. We must have
the machinery from the start."
Mr. Hill was today urged by some of
his silver friends not to consent to the
use of his name, but it was said that
he had resolved to make the fight and
was preparing a gold speech to be de
livered either from the platform. If he
can succeed in holding it, or from the
floor if the silverites take things in
their own bands.
PRICE TWO CENTS— I
GAG FOR GOLD MEN.
Silver Men Will Give Them No
Chance to Air Their ViOfcvs.
CHICAGO, July s.— The Eastern gold
men made every preparation this after
noon and evening to keep up the war
even if they find themselves in a hope
less minority. There has not been a
break in the silver strength and the
leaders of that movement are fixed as
adamant in the determination to run
the convention. At the same time
there seems to be a sympathetic feel
ing for Senator Hill, and several of the
silver leaders visited him this after
noon and requested him not to allow
his name to be used for temporary
chairman. Senator Jones, of Nevada,
was particularly anxious about the
matter. He said:
"Senator Hill, we have no personal
objection to you, but our forces will
not be content with anything but a
silver man in the chair. We don't
want to have to turn you down and we
hope you will not accept the designa
But ex-Gov. Russell, William C.
Whitney and other leaders were strong
in their judgment that there should be
a fight on this issue and that Mr. Hill
should stand. So far convinced were
the Easterners of this that it was said
in the early evening that Hill would
stand and that he had begun preparing
an address that would be delivered
from the floor, if not from the platform ;
and this last statement developed an
interesting phase that may mean a
lively row in the convention.
J. B. EATON,
Delegate to Chicago from North Dakota.
"The gold men shall not speak," was
the cry of the rank and file of the silver
men with the exception of Jones,
Blackburn and McLean. These latter
said that the convention should be fair
In its treatment so far as the gold
standard men are concerned, should
mean that Russell, Fellows, Hill and
Gray should be allowed to talk.
There was a good deal of discussion
today over the matter of the absence
of Senator Hill from the gold meeting
last night and the questions as to his
absence from both the gold conference
in the morning and the meeting last
night and his refusal to say anything
at the conference on Friday night were
put squarely to him tonight. He said:
"The gold meeting last night was held
by local people and I was not expected
to speak. I have refrained from tak
ing part In any conversation on the
financial issue because I do not believe
that there is any use reiterating my
views. All have read the New York
platform. On that issue I stand
squarely. I have nothing to say as
to the probable decision on the tempo
rary chairmanship. I will consider the
matter if the national committee ten
ders it to me. No, I cannot see that
the situation is changed. We are not
any stronger than we were, but we are
doing good missiona.ry work."
Some little discussion was caused this
afternoon by reason of the fact that the
gold men had called another meeting
for tonight at the Auditorium. It was
said that it was to settle the question
of supporting Mr. Hill for chairman.
Senator Hill's attention was called to
the statement that there was a silver
delegate from New York state. He said:
"The statement is absolutely untrue.
There is not a silver delegate in our
party. The man who made the state
ment is an impostor."
Ex-Gov. Russell, of Massachusetts,
was asked this afternoon to give his
views on the situation. He said:
"There is no material change. You
can say that the two-thirds rule will
not be abrogated by the convention
and that the unit rule will also stand."
Belniont Harrying to Chicago.
NEW YORK, July s.— Hon. Perry Belmont
who arrived from Europe on La Touratne last
Saturday, left for Chicago to attend the na
tional Democratic convention today. Mr Bel
mont travels by the New York Central and
Lake Shore route. He was not able to se
cure a state room and will have to content
himself with a seat in the ordinary passenger
coaches. Berore leaving, he gave out a state
ment of his views upon international bimetal
lism in general, and upon American bimetal
lism In particular. Mr. Belmont has been ab
sent in Europe six weeks.
THREATS Of A BOLT
SOUND MONEY MEN HOLD ANOTHER'
CONFERENCE, BUT TAKE NO
GAG RULE BY SfLVERITES.
IT IS DECLARED CAUSE SUFFI
CIENT FOR THE MOST RADI
GOLD MES TO BE UNSEATED/
How Silverltes Propone to Secure
the NeceHHary Two-Thirds Hill
Avoids the Discussion.
CHICAGO, July s.— The gold state
delegates gathered rather slowly this
evening for their second meeting. The:
attendance was very much larger thanj
on Friday night, many more of the d-il-j
egates having arrived. Some of those
who strolled in early were: W. F.
Harrity, John R. Read, Robert E.
Wright, of Pennsylvania; Arthur A.-
McLean, Frank Comiskey, Ex-Mayor;
Gilroy and Elliot Danforth, of New'
York; W. D. Bynum, A. G. Smith, S.\
O. Pickens, Charles G. Offutt, Harold!
Taylor, John R. Wilson, Charles H. j
Brownell, Arthur T. Brown, O. M.I
Packard, J. C. Conradt, J. R. Frenzel,
Ernest H. Foutz, J. W. Minor, Albert'
Lisber, J. E. McCullough, Fredj
Francke, all of Indiana; Euclid Mar-]
tin, J. R. Sheehan, Lee W. Spitel, ot*
Nebraska; C. Vey Holman, of Maine;'
Washington Hesing, of Illinois.
Later on the leaders began to come'
along, among them being William C.|
Whitney, John R. Fellows, William
F. Sheehan, Hugh Grant, James J.
Martin, John P. Ryan, of New York;:
Ex-Gov. Russell and John Russell, of!
Massachusetts; Senator Gray, of Del-;
aware; James W. Hinckley and Col.'
Harvey, of New York.
Neither Senator Hill nor Gov. Flowepj
attended the meeting, the former giv-'
ing as a reason that he was too busy H
with other affairs. Before the session-
Mr. Whitney said: "The meeting is !
simply to formulate plans. We are!
not going to arrange any individual!
It was announced, however, that the
meeting was to get the sense of the
delegates on the question of bolting
the convention, several delegates hav- '
ing urged that course early in the
clay. • ,;■•
The meeting was called to order by,
Mr. Whitney and Senator Gray, of!
Delaware, again assumed the chair. !
He spoke briefly but not encourag
ingly of the work done, and assured j
his hearers that there had been one'
point gained— that of preventing the
abrogation of the two-thirds rule.
Mr. William C. Whitney followed,
Senator Gray, and was greeted with,
great applause. Mr. Whitney spoke
briefly on the situation and called at
tention to the contested seats and to
the fact that it was alleged that the
silver men were going to
THROW OUT DELEGATES
who did not agree with them. This led
to a general explanation of the con
tested seats in Indiana, Ohio and Ne
braska, but particular attention was
called to Michigan. All the cases, as
explained by men from the states in
terested, were in favor of the gold
delegates. The Michigan case was ex
plained by Elliott G. Stevenson and
Don M. Dickinson. It was stated by
Mr. Stevenson that no ground of con
test existed, no irregularity was
charged, and that all that was claimed
by the silver men was that Michigan
was not a gold state and that it should
not cast a gold vote in the convention.
The proposition of the silver men is to
unseat the four delegates at large,
Elliott G. Stevenson, Thomas A. Wea
dock, R. R. Blacker and Peter White.
The first was elected in the Michigan
convention by a majority of 150 and
his election was made unanimous. Wea
dcck was elected by seventy-five ma
jority and his election made unanim
ous. The other two men were elected
The contestants are John W. Mc-
Grath, Spencer O. Fisher, William F.
McKnight and T. E. Berkwith. They
were candidates before the state con
vention. One of them moved in con
vention to make his successful oppo
nents election unanimous. McKnight
was elected a dictrict delegate after
his defeat. The delegation now stands
16 gold and 12 silver, if the four dole
gates at large are unseated and the
silver men substituted the situation will
be reversed and Michigan being under
the unit rule would cast 28 votes for
silver and give the silver men the neces
sary two-thirds to control the conven
tion. It was stated that it had been
decided by the silver confeence tonight
to unseat the gold delegates in Michi
gan and that steps are being taken in
that direction. It was stated that three
states, Indiana, Ohio and Missouri had
already instructed their men for the
committee on credentials to seat the
silver delegates at large in Michigan.
It was also stated thai when the Indi
ana man was selected he was asked
how he stood on the Michigan contest
and replied that he had not looked into
"Well," was the answer, "if you
don't know how you are going to vote,
we had better elect another man," and
this was enough to secure a pledge
from the man elected. Another state
ment was to the effect that Senator
Cockrell, in discussing the Michigan
case with Senator Hill, declared that
every gold delegate at large was to be
thrown out and the state voted solid
The explanation of the Michigan
case and the alleged determination of
the silver men to throw out the gold
delegates on the ground of general
principles alone and not as a matter of
pretended irregularity caused a great
deal of indignation among the men in
the conference. The proposed course
was declared to be revolutionary and
if carried out would justify the gold
men in any course they might deem
advisable. It was said that the gold
men could not submit to any such
high-handed course. As no such action
can be taken by the silver men until
the credentials committee acts no plan
was proposed tonight.
It was decided to be unnecessary to
thold a conference tomorrow night but
another conference will be held on
Tuesday night after the convention has
held one session.
ninml Booomom Arrive.
ST. LOUIS, Mo.. July C— At least 1,500
Bland boomere left fcr Chicago at noon today
on three special '.rains over the Illinois
Central, vVabasi), Obio and Alton railroads.
The first-named road carried most of the
crowd. A majority of !ho excursionists
wore Bland sulia consisting of a coat, vest
! and pants of -.vhtto duck. •*rith the narae
I "Dick Bland" across the front.
The Fritsrh brass band ar.d thp Si.-'crald
! Zouaves drum. 9f« spt t>ugie Cvrp« accom-
I panic! tha Island Silver club, which had
1 COO member* la *ln<u