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VOL. XXIII.—NO. 131.
11l fill II HID
Populist Convention Unanimously Decides Upon
Candidates for President and
Prolonged Debate Indulged in Before a De
cision Was Reached, After Which 7 Towne
Was Chosen by Acclamation.
WILLIAM JENNINGS BRYAN,
• '<?r ;■ ;;;
N minated for President of the United States at the Populist Convention at
BIOUX PALLS, May 11.-The national
Populist convention concluded Its &essl.>n
nt 1 o'clock this morning, and adjourned
Bine die after nominating Hon. W. J.
Bryan for president and Hon. C. A.
Towne for vice president This result
was accomplished after a struggle of
e< veral hours' duration, at whic'n an ef
fort was made to have the Question of
the nomination of a vice presidential can
referred to a committee to confer
with the Democratic and silver Repub
lican conventions. A motion to this ef
fecl was defeated 268 to 492.
Both candidates were nominated by ac
clamation, but before this was accoin-!
plished various names were placed in
and then withdrawn. The
nominations were made amid great en
The exciting event of the convesitl'in
■was i when Congressman Kelly,
uth Dakota, becoming excited over a
failure to secure recognition, rose in his
and denounced the occupant of the
as a "bunco steerer." To this
Chairman Patterson responded spiritedly.
There were cries of "Put him out" and
a numbei of delegates gathered about
(Juiet was, however, soon restored, and
i.mention proceeded as it nothing
1 had occurred.
PLATFORM OF PRINCIPLES.
Following is the platform adopted by
"The People's party of the United
Btates, In convention assembled, congrat
ulating Its supporters on the wide exten
sion of its principles in ;Ul direction!?, does
hereby realflrm lit adherence to the fun
damental principles proclaimed in its two
prior platforms, and calls upon all who
desire u> avert the subversion of free in
stitutions by corporate and imperialistic
power to unite, with It in bringing the
government back ;.. ;he ideals of Wash
ington, Jefferson, Jackson and Lincoln.
"It r\;> .'is to its allies in the struggle
for financial and economic freedom assur
of its loyalty to the principles
which animate the allied forces, and the
promise of honest and hearty co-opera
tion with its everj effort Cor their sue
"To the people of the United States we
the following platform us the ex
■ ; our unalterable convictions:
"Resolved, That we denounce the act of
>i.uch 14, 1900, as the culmination of a
long series of conspiracies to deprive the
.'! their constitutional rights over
the money of the nation and to relegate
tic money trust the control
of the currency and hence of the people.
"We denounce tins act, first, for mak
:! money obligations, domestic and
foreign, payable in yold coin or its equiv
alent, thus enormously increasing the
the debtors and enriching the
creditors; second, for refunding- "coin
bonds,' not to mature for years. Into long
time gold boi ds, bo as to make their pay
ment improbable and our debt perpetual;
taking from the treasury over
: time Of war and presenting
It at a premium to bondholders to accom
plish the refunding of bonds not due;
fourth, for doubling the capital of bank
ers by returning to them the face value
of their bonds in current money notes, so
that they may draw one interest from
the governmenl and another from the
people; fifth, allowing banks to expand
and contract their circulation at pleasure,
thus controlling prices of nil products:
Bixth, for authorizing the secretary or
the- treasury to Issue new gold bonds to
iin unlimited amount whenever he deems
It neci ssarj to replenish the gold hoard,
thus enabling usurers to secure more
bonds and more bank currency by draw-
Ing gold from the treasury, thereby cre
ating an endless chain for perpetual
debt; seventh, for sinking down the
back !:: ordt r t,> force the people to
■■I tlic banks, at
an annual cost of over $20,000,000.
"While barring out the money of the
constitution, this law open? the printing
mints of the treasury to the recoinage
'" ' ' — ■■——-■ -1 ' ■ . ____ .
of bank palter aaoney to ©nrich the few
ami impoverish the many.
"We pledge anevjj the People's party
never to cease the agitation until this
eighth financial conspiracy is blotted
from the statute books, the Lincoln green
back restored, the bonds all paid and all
corporation money forever retired.
' We reaffirm the demand for the re
opening of the mints of the United States
to the free and unlimited coinage of ell
ver and gold at the present legal ratio of
16 to 1, the Immediate increase in the
volume of silver coins and certificates,
thus created to b<? substituted, dollar for
dollar, for the bank notes issued by pri
vate corporations under special privilege
granted by law of March 14, 1900, and
prior national banking laws, the remain
in- portion of the bank notes to be re
placed with full legal tender government
paper money, and its volume so con
trolled as to maintain at all times a
stable money market and a stable price
level. . j
"We demand a graduated income nnd
inheritance tax to the end that aggre- :
gated wealth shall bear its just propor
tion of taxation.
"We demand that postal savings banks
be established by the government for ;he
safe deposit of the savings of the peo
ple and to facilitate exchange.
"With Thomas Jefferson, we declare the
land, including all natural sources of
wealth, the inalienable heritage of the
people. Governments should so act as to
secure homes for the people and prevent
land monopoly. The original homestead
policy should be enforced, and future
settlers upon the public domain should
be entitled to a free homestead, while
all who have paid an acreage price to
the government under existing laws
should have their homestead rights re
"Transportation being a means of ex
change and a public necessity, the gov
ernment should own and operate the rail
roads in the Interest of the people, nncl
on a non-partisan basis, to the end that
all may be accorded the same treatment
in transportation, and that the extor
tion, tyranny arid political power now
exercised by the great railroad corpora
tions, which result in the impairment if
not the destruction of the people's rights
nnd personal liberties of the citizen, may
be destroyed. Such ownership Is to be
accomplished In a manner consistent with
sound public policy.
"Trusts, the overshadowing evil of the
age, are the result and culmination of
the private ownership and control of the
three great Instruments of commerce,
money, transportation and the means of
transmission of information; which in
strument? or' commerce are public func
tions, and which our forefathers declared
In the constitution should be controlled
by the people, through their congress, for
the public welfare. The one remedy for
(he trusts is that the ownership' and
control be assumed and exercised by the
"We further demand that all tariffs
on goods controlled by a trust shall be
ab dished. To core with the trust evil
the people must act directly, without the
intervention of representatives who may
be controlled or influenced. We there
fore demand direct legislation, giving the
people the law-making and veto power
under the Initiative and referendum A
majority of the people can never be cor
".Applauding the valor of our army nnd
navy in the Spanish war, we de>iotin~e
tho conduct of the administration in
.ing- a war for humanity into a
war of conquest. The action of the ad
ministration In the Philippines is in con
flict with all the precedents of our na
tional life; at war with tho Declaration
of Independence, the constitution and the
plain precepts of humanity. Murder and
arson have been our response to 'the
appeals of the people who asked only to
establish a free government in their own I
land. V o demand a stoppage of this
war of extermination by tho assurance
to the Philippines of independence md
protection under astable government of
their own creation.
"The Declaration of Independence the
constitution and the American flag are
and inseparable. The island of
Puerto Rico is a part of the territory of
rhe I lined States, and by levying special
and extraordinary customs duties on ;he
commerce of that island the administra
tion has violated the constitution, aban
doned the fuiHlamer.tnl principles of
American liberty and has strived to give
FRIDAY MORNING, MAY 11, 1900.
the lie to the contention of our fore
fathers that there should be no taxaii m
"Out of the imperialism which would
force ail undesired domination on the
people of the Philippines springs the urf-"
American cry for a large standing army.
Nothing in the character or purposes of
our people justifies us in ignoring- the
pain lesson of history, and putting our
liberties in Jeopardy by assuming the
burden of militarism which Is crushng
the people of the old world. We de
nounce the administration for its sinister ]
efforts to substitute a standing army for
the citizen soldiery, which is the best
safeguard of the republic.
"We extend to the brave Boers of
South Africa our sympathy and moral
support in their patriotic struggle for the
right of self-government, and we are un
alterably opposed to any alliance, open
or covert, between the United States and
any other nation that will tend to the
destruction of human liberty.
RIGHTS OF LABOR.
"And a further manifestation of Im
perialism is to be found in the mining
distrcta of Idaho. In the Coeur d'Alene
soldiers have been used to overawe min
ers striving for a greater measure of in
dustrial Independence, and we denounce
the state government of Idaho and the
federal government for employing the
military arm of the government to
abridge the civil rights of the people,
and to enforce an infamous permit sys
tem, which denies to laborers their inher
ent liberty, and compels them to for
swear their manhood and their right be
fore being permitted to seek employ
"The importation of Japanese and other
laborers under contract to serve monopo
listic corporations is a notorious and fla
grant violation of the immigration laws.
We demand that the federal government
shall take cognizance of this menacing
evil and repress it under existing laws.
We fun her pledge ourselves to strive
for the enactment of more stringent laws
for the exclusion of Mongolian and Ma
"We indorse municipal ownership of
public utilities, and declare that the
advantages which have aorued to the
public under that system would bo multi
plied a hundred fold by its extension to
natural interstate monopolies.
"We denounce the practice of issuing
injunctions in the cases of disputes be
tween employers and employes, making
criminal acts by organizations which are
not criminal when performed by individ
uals, and demand legislation to restrain
"We demand that United States sena
tors, and all other officials, as far as
practicable, be elected by direct vote of
"Believing that the elective franchise
and untrameled ballot are essential to a
government for and by the people, the
People's party condemns the wholesale
system of disfranchlsoment by coercion
and intimidation adopted in some states
as unrepublican and undemocratic. And
we declare it to be the duty of the sev
eral state legislatures to take such action
as will secure a full, free and fair bal
lot and an honest count.
"We favor home rule In the territories
and the District of Columbia, and the
early admission of the territories as
"We denounce the expensive red tape
system, political favoritism, cruel an.l
unnecessary delay and criminal evasion
of the statutes in the management of
the pension office, and demand the sim
ple and honest execution of the law. and
the fulfillment by the nation of its
pledges of service pension to all Its hon
orably discharged veterans."
PLATFORM IS ADOPTED.
The long financial plank of the plat
form, including- the denunciation of the
recent banking law, and especially the
demand for the free coinage of silver at
the ratio of 16 to 1, was received with
wild cheering. The demand for an in
heritance tax also received a round of
applause. Vigorous cheering was also
accorded the reading of the plank on
transportation, the demand for the abol
ishment of all tariffs on trust goods, and
the indorsement of the initiative and ref
erendum. Cries of "good, good," greet
ed the denunciation of the administra
tion's Philippine policy and the Puerto
When that portion of the plank ex
tending sympathy with the South African
republics, denouncing any alliance with
foreign powers, was read, the convention
broke into wild applause, lasting for
Indorsement of the municipal owner
! ship of public utilities received but faint
; applause, but vigorous hand-clapping en
; sued when direct election of United
States senators was demanded.
I At the conclusion of the fading of the
platform, Jerry Simpson moved that the
platform be adopted as read, and the
: committee discharged. The motion re
j ceived half a dozen seconds.
A delegate from Michigan objected, as
the platform carried no pledge of sup
port to the candidate to be nominated.
"There's no objection to any delegate
offering a motion to that effect. I guess,"
paid Mr. Simpson. "The committee would
like to be discharged."
The motion was made. A standing
vote was called for, and amid great
CHARLES ALBERT TOWNE.
Charles Albert Towne. nominated for
vice president by the Populists at Sioux
Falls yesterday, was bom in Ingham
county. Michigan, near the city of Lan
sing-, forty-one years ago last October.
His parents were in comfortable circum
stances, and young Towne, after receiving
a common sohuol education, was sent to
Ann Arbor university.- where he gradu
ated In both the academic and law
courses. After receiving his sheepskin
Mr. Towne went to Marquette, Mich.,
where he opened a law office ar.d prac
ticed his profession for about three years.
He then moved to Chicago, where he
struggled to establish a practice for sev
eral months, but Rave it up and went to
Duluth In the spring of IS9O.
He h.\s always taken an active interest
in politics and, until the free silver agi
tation in 1896, was a stanch Republican In
1892 he stumped considerably lor the Re
publican ticket through the Northwest,
cheering every delegate In the tent arose
not-a negative vote bes.ig recorded. '
"The platform is adopted by unani
mous vote," announced Speaker Patter
son. "The next thing in order " said he,
"Is the presentation of the names of
candidates for the nomination for the
office of president of the United States."
Then, without pausing or calling for any
roll of states, he went on: "I have the
pleasure of introducing Senator Allen of
BRYAN IS PRESENTED.
This could mean but one man, and that
was Bryan, and, before Senator Allen
could come to the front of the platform,
the convention was on its feet cheering
frantically, waving flags, hats and hand
The speech of Senator Allen was brief
and to the point. He said:
"He embodies in his political convic
tions, in his life, all that is good in an
American citizen, all that is pure and
loyal, all that the most exacting could
desire; a statesman of ripe experience, a
philosopher, a patriot without a peer on'
this or any other continent. Peerless,
bold, determined, thoroughly united to
the interests of the great mass of his
countrymen, who Would make, and will
make, an ideal candidate for the exalted
office of president of these United States.
Since the result of the election in 1596
was known to the- American people,
among the fusion forces of the United
States, there has been but one name con
nected with the office and with the nom
ination a£ this time. He is the em
bodiment of all that opposes plutocracy
that opposes greed, that opposes the ex
ercise of criminal power in public life
He is In my Judgment the foremost Arnerl
lean citizen of the age. I think he Is as
an orator, as a statesman, the equal of
Webster and Clay, If no: the'.r superior
He was a Neb askan, but belongs now to
the world. Without further discussion
without further description of this mag
nificent man, I present to this convention
tins hero, statesman and orator, William
The announcement of Mr. Bryan's
name was the signal for- another en
thusiastic outburst. The Minnesota dele
gation hoisted a large star, having the
portrait of Mr. Bryan in the center, and
the convention cheered again, more vig
orously than before. When his voice
could be heard Chairman Patterson an
"1 have the pleasure to introduce Ge-
James B. Weaver, of Icvia."
PT.EAS FOR NEBRASKAX.
Another outburst of cheers rang out e<*
the veteran from lowu came forward to
second the nomination of Mr Bryan He
spoke in part as fellows:
, "I had the honor to present at Louis
ville tho name of the distinguished gen
tleman who has just been mentioned "
said Gen, Weaver. "I am glad that I can
cay here today that there has never been
a moment from that day to this that I
have regietted or any PopuUst in Ameri
ca has regretted, that he was the choice
of that convention. The eenlusy p- s t
produced bin three great eivJßfcaniea—
Thomas Jefferson, Abraham l3Woln and
illiam Jennings Bryan. The delegates
in this convention are disciples of the
first, many of them helped put the second
In the chair, and we are followers of the
third. Mr. Bryan Is peculiarly a rc-prc
sentative of American civilization. It is
with peculiar datisfactic 8 and wth a most
unselfish purpose that I arise before you
to second the nomina.-. :m of William
Jennings Bryan as : Veaident of- the
Jerry Simpson was then announced
amid vigorous applause. It was enough,
he said, to say of Mr. Bryan that he had
risen head and shoulders above men
in the Democratic part\, and that he had
also captured the People's party, as well.
Mr. Bryan, he declared, represented the
struggle for human rights, and he wanted
the Populists to stand by him and do
all in their power to fleet him, thus tak
ing the first step towards restoring the
country to its old-time glory.
Mr. G. D. WashbuVn, oi Massachusetts,
added his testimony in behalt of Mr
Bryan. He said:
"I rise to second th^'nomination of W.
J. Bryan, because embodied in him is the
spirit of many millions of free American
people. He has the wisdom of Jefferson,
the heroism of Jackson, and the mag
netism of Lincoln. The hope of the na
tion re-sts in that personality, and I trust
that he will be nominated by acclama
CYCLONE DAVIS HEARD.
The chair recognized "Cyclone" Davis,
of Texas, and a shout went up as the
tall form of Mr. Davis loomed up on his
way to the platform.
Mr. Davis announced that In former
ConUnned on Fourth I'age.
and his remarkable eloquence soon
brought him to i he. front. At the next
Republican congressional convention for
the Duluth district •••Sir. Towne was en
thusiastically nominated for congress and
was elected with overwhelming- majority.
He seemed de^iineS. to be- one of the
foremost Republic-aiii* Ui the West until,
in the early summer-of 1S86; he declared
himself in favor of .free silver. In the
fall he was nominate© by the Democrats
and Populists as their candidate for con
gress, although holditig Ws seat In that
body as a Republican. He was defeated
by Page Mori is by nearly 2,000 votes. In
the fall of ISSS he was agam nominated
by the fustoniets for congress and was
once more defeated by Morris by a plu
rality of 1.000 votes, although he carried
Duluth, the home town 0? both candi
dates, by 1,348. In the summer of 1898 he
was chosen as national chairman of the
i ii i a
FREE STATERS MEET, WITHOUT
COXSEXT OF PRESIDENT STEIN,
TO TALK PEACE
S.ISD TO FAVOR SDBIISSIOS
BOERS ARE SAID TO BE GREATLY
DISSATISFIED WITH THEIR
BRITISH NEAB KROONSTAD
Believed That Place Will Be la
Possession of Lord Roberti
by Monday—Buller Will
LONDON, May'll.-A dispatch to the
Telegraph from Welegelgen, dated Wed
"The burghers held a meeting recently
without the consent of President Steyn,
at which the advisability of submission
on the part of the Free State was dis
cussed and approved."
The Standard publishes the following,
dated May 9, from Welgelgen:
"The engagement on the Vet river
caused the Boers to be dissatisfied with
their leaders. I learn from Pretoria th.it
the Boers intend to retire ultimately to
Lydenberg, leaving to the foreign mer
cenaries the task of defending Johannes
burg and Pretoria. The foreign mer
cenaries are now advocating the sending
out of guerrilla parties from 300 to 400
strong, rather than persisting in opera
tions on a large scale, but the Boers are
not clashing enough for such tactics."
M< :r,beis of the house of commons were
freely betting in the lobbies last even
ing that Lord Roberts would be in Pre
toria in two months. The ministerialists
are building confident hoj.es upon the
comprehensive plans he has communicat
ed to the war office. Predictions are ,1 if.
lnitely made he will be in Kroonstad on
Monday, and it is believed his advance
guard is already reconnoitering in tha
vicinity of Venters, where the hilly coun
try begins agian.
Beyond Kroonstad is an intricate and
difficult country, and if the Boers should
elect to fight, it is possible they could
check the progress of the British until
Lord Roberts' numerous cavalry had
time to ride around the Hanks and threat
en their rtar. Fifteen thousand to '-0 000
is the highest estimate of the Boers un
der tho command of Gen. Botha who is
said to have forty-six guns.
Gen. Botha and Gen. Dewet are report
ed to have quarreled.
Lord Roberts is pressing hard after
this force with 20,000 men and K0 gun?
and 20,000 more men are easily available '
Lord Roberts' concise summaries of re
sults are not supplemented by any up
to-date press telegrams; The oorreapon l
ents are confined to narratives two
or three days old, so far as Lord Rob
erta Is concerned.
President Steyn, with 8,000 men, is said
to have been at Thaba N'Chu yesterdaj
(Thursday) and that a battle was Immi
nent. The advance guards of Gen Bra
bant and Gen. Rundle were close t0 him
According to a dispat< -h from Durban
dated Thursday, Gen. Buller's army is
"showing activity," but a eompl.-te "em
bargo is laid on the correspondents with
The Boers ore still holding the moun
tains adjacent to Springfield.
bop:p.s in full retreat.
The war office has received the follow
ing dispatch from Lord Rob
"Cable Cart, Zand River, May 10.— The
enemy ore in full retreat. They occupied
a position twenty miles ir> length Our*
was necessarily longer. With th" widely
scattered force it will take some time to
learn the casualties, but 1 run hopeful we
haw- not suffered much. The cavali
horse artillery are pursuing the Boers by
thiee different roads."
AMERICA WILL ACT ALONE.
WASHINGTON, May 10.-Respecting
the statement telegraphed from Pretoria
to the effect that foreign representative
In that capital have jointly notifii d ;
dent Kruger that he will be held person
ally responsible by their government
the safety of the Johannesburg mines it
can b-j stated that the United S
consul, Adelbert S. Hay, did not join In
the representation in any manner
Americans are interested in the Johan
nesburg mines and while- the state de
partment Is disposed to do everything
within the line of propriety to protect
their Interests ft will adhere to its uni
form policy in such matters. A\.y action
taken will not be affected by that taken
by the p< wers Jointly.
MIKES ARE NOW SAFE.
CAPE TOWN, May 10.—The Cape Argus
publishes a report from Johannesburg,
said to have been suppr< ss< d in the cross
examination of Acting Mining Engineer
Munnick, that in the recent mysterious
Deropsc-y case Mtmnlek testified that the
preparation had been made to explode
twenty-five mines, anci that on the au
thority of State Secretary Reitz he (Mnn
nick) had already bored shafts in eight.
"Well-informed foreigners in Pretoria,"
says the correspondent ot the Cape
Argus, "now consider th.? mines safe.
The Transvaal officials ha\e issued ap
peals to the people to protect property,
and although preparations were made to
destroy the principal mines, wl?er counsel
"State Engineer Klink declined to re
sume his duties unless the dynamite was
removed and the government agreed to
WOMEN WANT TO FIGHT.
PRETORIA, May 9.—President Kruger
has received a telegram from a burghei
ess, asking if the time has not arrived
for the formation of a corps of women,
adding that the is prepared, with a ho.ly
of women volunteers, to take up arms;
In defense of the independence of the
PAPAL LEGATION AUDITOR.
Rev. Dr. Murchetti Arrives la Wash
ingtnu From Ro:ne.
"WASHINGTON, May 10.—The new aud
itor of the papal legation, Rev. Dr. Fran
cis Marchetti, arrived in thi3 city from
Rome this morning. Archbishop MartJn
elli and Rev. Dr. Rooker, secretary of
the legation, left for Portland. Or., to
day. Mgr. Martlnelli stated that he Is
going West to fulfill a .promise made by
him to the new archbishop of Oregon.
Dr. Alexander Christy; who desires to
receive the pallium, or badge of rank,
direct from his hands. Both himself
and Dr. Rooker will be absent from
Washington for at least three weeks.
Before leaving Archbishop Martinelll
stated that several months may elapse
before the vacancy at Dubuuue is filled.
PRICE TWO CENTS—r' Tf""-
IMPORTANT NEWS OF THE DAY
"Weather Forecast for St. Paul.
I—Bryan and Towne Nominated.
Roberts Pushing- Forward.
. National Park Project.
3—Eljarlit Fires In a Day.
Transfer »»™ itcliinpr Charge*.
Barker and Donnelly, Too.
Local Political Gossip.
C—News of Railroads.
Ste«-1 and Wire I ronblei.
~ —Kovprnment Crop Report.
Markets of the World.
Chicago Jnly Wheat, 07c.
Par Silver. r>!» 7-Se.
B—St. Paul Social.
Manhattan Ordinance Passed.
PRESIDENTIAL NOMINATION BOOM
OF lIiVVTIIS DONKBLLY i:\DFJ)
ix M:t;)\i> place
Candidacy of Former Congr««i|Uiin
Hotvmrd, ol' Alabama, Created
the Greatest Friction in
Con vei: tion.
For President—Wharton Barker, of
*■'•"' Vice President -Ignatius Donnelly
oi 1 Minnesota.
CINCINNATI, May 10.—Above la th,
tick* t placed in the ■. by what
Is commonly known as the Mlddle-of-thf
Road Populist party, but which, accord
ing to thi ; ili.- ■ g . mexit, is
the one and only People's party. For g
time during the day's session of the eon
vention it appeared as 11 nothing could
previ n| a complete in of the
plans so carefully wrought out by the
handful of nun whn separated tnem
selves on lei... 19 Last, vi Lincoln, Neb..
from the fusionists element ot the l'to
Sin y, when Wharton Barker,
\\;ho had beep selected In K>\ by the
.:i\e and referendum plan to bead
th< party ticket, a steady current against
cut and di ied choice of Barker ana
Donnelly had almost destroyed the foun
dation ui>on which the ticket stood.
Former Congressman Howard, of Ala
bama, iiud suddenly become tho idol of.
an apparently winning number of dele
gates, and he clinched his claims on the
i' presldent'.al nomination through bis elo»
<ii; \x address on assuming the temporary
chairmanship of the convention on
Wi i ■
Today as the time drew near for noml
ciuietly passed, con
tirmed by Mr. Howar-.l himself, tliat thi:
Barker following would i olt the coiiven
■hould ihiir leader be turned down.
Owinn to the fact that tlie Alabama
delegation would iiui sui>i>uii Mr. How
ard, miitters were further complicated.
lie took the oily couise for the rei
tion of harmony, lie said that he had no
ambiti'M, to head the ticket, and came t i
Cincinnati without the slightest Intention
, i tx Ing a candidate, a I lie withdi ew hln
name. Nevertheless, when the roll call
was compl< ted on tl : Howard
was at the top of the column—only a
few shorl of the nomination. <>n the
second ballot h:.- plainly slated desire foi
harmony look effect, and ihe seventj bal
lots that went to Donnelly on tii* titst
ioil call were gradually worked over to
thi Barker column. Mr. Donnelly's name
had been withdrawn, although the Min
nesota delegation p I th«
withdrawal. After the ballot, and before
ti,, ami uncement, i: was evident that the
Minnesota votes could settle matter
harmonicus manner bj going to Barker
They were cast for anlan,
- i \ c him the nominatiom-i
Mr. Howard moved to make Dic
tion of Barker unanimous, which waa
DONNELLY GETS SECOND.
Without a dissenting voice Ignatius
Dorm- lly was declared vice presidential
The r.c-xt business was the selection of a
campaign committee and the sel<
of .i cliaMU.aii oi thai body. This precip
itated Hie fife'ht as'iinst the Parkerltes
A nioi.on wr:s maOe that the conven
tion ;■■•.. to eiect a chairman of the
national committee, Buperceding the ordi
nary comae of allowing the commit'
select it? own leader. It was plainly
a i'igr:t between the Barker and opposi
tion fiction for the control of the party
machinery, although many speakers were
In favor ot the coi selecting a
national chairman, because of what they
termed the mistakes of the past.
After a long parliamentary wrangle tha
motion was withdrawn, and the selec
tion of national commiiteemen by the
siut3 delegations •■ leted. A
fresh motion was then made by Mr.
Howard that ihe convention proceed to
the election of a national chairman.
Fiery oratory flowed from side to side,
while "the hungry delegates jour
from time to time to a free lunch counter
In the vicinity. The morion was fii
carried, and Milton Park, the retiring
national chairman, was placed in nom
A •notioi was Just about to prevail to
make Park's selection unanimous, when
Mr. Howard, in an eloquent ad
pi sented the name of Jos.iph A. Parker,
of Kentucky. His words and praise of
Parker was about the strongest thing
heard on the floor, and won for him
the unanimous selection of the national
After having been in session continu
ously, with the exception of twenty min
utes' recess from S:3O a. m. to 4. p. m.,
the convention was adjourned sine die.
The following of :-■ »cracy and
Eugene V. Debs for the presidency found
small comfort in tha convention, which
they hoped a few would in
dorse their idol. Three of them, W. E.
i Farmer, of Texa?; A. \V. Ricker and
L. M. Morris, of lowa, left the conven
tion a.ft- ;■ the nominations had been com
pleted, and It was rumortd would se
lect the Debs ticket, but their action at
| traded no attention whatever.
Ancient Order Hibernian*.
BOSTON, May 10— Thj natioi al con
i vention of the Ancient Order of Hibernl
; ans was resumed today in Faneull hail.
: The session was d'-v.t. 'j to th reports
of commitiees on military affairs, for
■ eign relations, ritual and resoiul
Many of the reports brought out spirited
discussions, but finally the reports w« re
--j noon to participate In an excursion down
[ the harbor, as guests of the city.
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BILK KMPOWEIUNG \\M!\<; OB
COMMISSIONERS PASSES TIIE
MIMESOTi'S FOSEST RESME
THERE IS NOW A POSSIBILITY
THAT IT WILL 11E PROVIDED
FOR 111 COKGRBSS
CLARK CASE IS POSTPONED
Senators I>ivide«l as to Panning
Montana Mntti-r to a Concln-
Blon When A^ain Taken
Up for Consideration.
WASHINGTON. May 10.-In the senate
today the case of Senator Clark, of Mon
tana, was postponed until next Monday.
Mr. Chandler gave notice that at that
time- he would Insis: that the case bo
continuously considered to the exclusion
of all other business.
Mr. Sewell (N. J.) 1 that he
should object to that.
Mr. Gallinger (X. II.» addressed the
ate at length on t!.: .-., declar
ing that "the present phem menal pros
perity of the count- j
of protection as emb • ngley
The session was concluded with •
git s <.f che late R Haird, ol
On assembling a . lutlon
Offered by Mr. Perkins (Cal.) C
upon the secretary of war f.;r a ■!• I
plan for the Improvement -r Oal
harbor, California, waa adopted.
Mi. Hoar offered .: resoli tion, which
was referred, directing the committee o:»
foreign relations to Inquire wh
American citizens ar.- obliged to .
passports or to pay ar.j fees fur pc
sion to pass from the Hawaiian islands
to the United States ..r i ,rt o(
the United States to the ii iwailan Islands,
or to make any payment of mom
secure the privilege i I land .
islands, and whether It is expedient that
such relations be longer
Tlic following bills wei For
the relief of settlers under I
land laws on land with: emnlty
limits of the jrrant to tne Northen
clfic Railway company; to paj Mary A.
Swift $12,000, one year's ■-..
band, John A. Swiff, who died
serving as United States ...
Japan; joint resoluil
Chippewa Indian reservations In M
•ota, the project being to pr<
tain forests on the reservation
The bill creates a commission to Inves
tigate the question whether It is practl
cable and desirable for the r
to create, a national park upon and with
in the lands Known &i the reservations
of the Mississippi, Ohlppewas, Leech
Lake aiid Cass Lake Indlam in Mi:
ta, the said lands i ■ ■
about 830,083 acres, Incl iding
Lake, Winnebagosblsh, <'.!■-.
--merous BmaUeiflakes r with tha
. Mississippi and other iiv.-r.- and Btn
i comprising about on*-f. urlh of ti:
1 tin- tract as water area
propriating 1160,000 for a public b
at San Francisco; providing for thi
Btruction of a bridge bj the Duluth,
Pierre & Black IIIUs ral a tho
Missouri river at Pierre, 8. I>.
ivni:ati:i> a DEMOCRAT.
Houuc 'I'lla» Dlspo«edl of tbe (raw.
ford-Penraon i mitrii.
WASHINGTON, M.iv 10. The house to-
I day, by a very narrow margin of two
votes, unseated Mr. Crawford (N. ■
Democrat, and seated In his place Mi
-on. of North Carolina. He is tho
third Republican '■■> be • ited at th<i
• Bslon. TI ■:
iring the Bitting member entitled i<>
iai was defeated b; Mr.
Jack, a Republican of
voted with the Demi
On the first roll call 15 i:
absent and unpaired, and on the Becond
12 were abac-lit and unpall
MANY FILIPINOS KILLED
INSURGENTS SUFFEIt lll'.WV LOSS
AT TABAKO, REAR LESPI.
MANILA, May 10.—The insurgents have
suffeied heavy loss at Tabako
pi, province of Albay, Luzon. Tv.-,
dred riflemen ai .
paring to attack the towti
i ter 11. Simons, with a ■ ' tho
• Forty-seventh volui
I vanci ' I ■
The Insurgent leadi r, ■
was wounded and
his horse had been c him.
Three American.; were '••
I <••• ii «■!■<. N.i Appropriation for lii«
Charitable Pnnd I* Hade.
MILWAUKEE, Wls., May 10
i Erotlierhood of Locomoti'
-i expressing d'-sappr \
thing of en advertising
1 American flag.
An appropriation i t "
a charitable fui
■ t members of I
i the largest sum whl
i proprlated by the bi
purpose, the amount ha
for the past three and a
i smaller «urn before that.
The matter of the dl
I ow Lawn farm, near M , the
! property of the bro herhood, wa
- until the 22.1, v.
i up :■
Invitations from Cl
' and Chattanooga, T
asking the order to 1 tt bl
! ennlal convention at tl.
Judge Freedman, ■
preme < ourt, v,aa c<
of the Brotherhood of L
neers at this c
rs 1 union fmm
A i n i resolutioi I
upon ■ ' ' Judge
Freedman, but this wad di feated.
Another Cat In Pl« I.«•«<!.
NEW v nt In
rice of pit
' thu- I
Tin waa i - home