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VOL. XXIII.-NO. 186.
Massacre of Foreigners in Peking, It Is Report
ed on Good Authority, Has Been
Held Out Until Their Ammunition Was Ex
hausted, When the British Legation
Was Burned and All Perished.
SHANGHAI, July 4, 5 p. m.—Three
ChJne.se servants of foreigners have, it
Is rumored from a good source, escaped
from Peking. They report that all the
foreigners, 1,000 In number, Including 400
soldiers, 100 members of the Chinese cus
toms staff, and a number of women and
children held out till their ammunition
was exhautsed In the British legation.
The legation was finally burned anl all
the foreigners were killed.
It Is reported that Kwan Hsu and the
dowager empress have been poisoned.
LONDON, July 5, 2:30 a. m.—The com
manders of the allies in Tien Tsln inform
the correspondents that it would be sui
cide to attempt to reach Peking with
the troops now available in the face of
the colossal force of Imperial troops and
Boxen occupying the country between
Tien Tsin and Peking. So far from
taking the offensive, the 12,000 interna
tional troops at Tien Tsln and the 8,000
others at Taku and intermediate points
can barely keep up communications,
lighting Incessantly with overwhelming
numbers, using far more numerous ar
tillery than the allies. This telegram
has been received:
"Shanghai, July 4, 11:10 a. m., via Che
Foo.—Tien Tsin city fell between 7 and
}• o'clock on the morning of June 30."
It is thought the dispatch referred
t«i the native city of Tien Tsin,
from which the Chinese have been bom
barding the foreign quarter, and the
dispatch is taken to mean that the al
lies are more than holding their own.
Other advices, received by way of
Shanghai, aver that the Chinese losses
around Tien Tsin are between 7,000 and
fc,ooo, according to official estimates.
ADMIRAL. SEYMt>UR SHOT.
The correspondent of the Express at
Che Foo, telegraphing Wednesday, says
Admiral Seymour was wounded while
Fitting in a house at Tien Tsin by Chi
nese sharpshooters. Official news re
ceived At Che Foo shows that the Chi
nese have been guilty of horrible cruelty
toward the wounded and captured, sub
jecting them to what is known as ling
the, or the slicing process. Under this
hideous rite, the bodies of the fallen have
been mutilated. The Russians are re
taliating by the wholesale shooting of na
The situation, according to the Express"
r-orrespondent, shows no signs of drifting
Into barbarianlsm and savagery.
Revolting stories are told of barbarities
practiced upon Japanese and European
prisoners captured on the way to Pe
king, though it was not known before
that Admiral Seymour lost any prison
ers. The Chinese troops marching to
wards Tien Tsin, the Chinese say, left
behind them trails of rapine, fire and
blood. Native women were ravished and
child: en were cut in two.
Direct tidings from Peking end with
the dispatch tent by Sir Robert Hart on
According to roundabout reports, It is
asserted by the Chinese that Prince TuJn
rpona-iy directing the assault upon
the legntl' r.s. He conferred honors .mi
gave large sums of money and other prea
entg 10 the l<aders of the Boxers and
the commanders of the troops who drove
back Admiral Seymour, and also gave
money to every soldier taking part In th©
TITAN FULL. OF FIGHT.
An edict of Prince Tuan's has reached
Shanghai, ordering the southern vice
roys to assemble the vessels of the Chi
nese fleet and to attack the warships
Japan is reported to be landing an army
at Peetau-ghs, to the northward of Taku.
The Japanese generals are believed to be
about to move towards Peking, follow
lowing the plan previously formulated.
Europeans and American residents m
Shanghai are quite in a panic over what
Is viewed as the inadequate military
preparations of the powers.
A dispatch to the Express from Shang
hai says that according to the best mili
tary estimates 500,000 men will be neces
sary to subjugate northern China, and
even then it will take two or three "years.
The forces of the Chinese empiie have
gathered such motion that even Japan's
full strength, launched now, will be une
qual to the task of restoring order.
Tao Tai Sheng, of Shanghai, issued a
proc.amation on Wednesday, which pr.ic
tically forbids foreign warships approach
ing the Yang Tse Kiang, saying that <t
they do bo the Chinese authorities will
not hold themselves responsible for the
It Is considered that the Chinese offi
cials are preparing a way to evade re
sponsibility If an outbreak-occurs. Even
LI Hung Chang is suspected. The for
eigners are simply aghast at the extent
of the Chinese armaments, which have
been systematically accumulated.
The directing of the admirals not to
fttwinpt the relief of the besieged forces
has filled the entire European commu
nity, the Daily Mall's Shanghai corre
spondent says, with bitterness and de
•epair. Few, however, affirm that any
other course is possible. The weakness
of the allied forces left no other course
open. It (b pointed out that the Chinese
opposing Admiral Seymour were a frac
tion of the force now cutting off the cap
ital from Tien Tsin, and which numfiers
200,000, nearly all well armed.
The allies have no real means of tran
sport, and there is no food in the coun
try, as it is being laid waste. The ques
tion of ammunition is also a serious one.
Only Japan, and to a lesser extent Rus-
Eia, are able to push up war material in
the vast quantities made necessary by
the continuous lighting. Though tran
sport will soon arrive at Taku, the pres
ent pressure is not removed.
The consensus of opinion among mili
tary and naval authorities is that it will
require at least 50,000 men to rescue the
.Europeans In Peking. The allies wl:l
,have to bold Taku In strength and the
"occupation of strategic points on the rail
iroads to Tien Tsm will be most difficult.
ITlen Tsin itself Is none too strongly held.
Among the edicts received at Shanghai
on June £3 were orders for the foreign
minister to leave Peking wkhin twenty
four hours. The legations were to be
Bealed up and the flags taffs cut down.
Another edict issued op June 22 announc-
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Ed that Prince Tuar and Kang Yl are
the supreme chiefs of the Ihochund, the
Chinese name for the Boxers.
A dispatch to the Daily Mail from Che
Foo, dated July 1, says that Wei Hai Wei
has been placed under martial law and
that no passengers are allowed to land
A dispatch from Shanghai to the Daily
Telegraph, dated July 4, says the Tao
Tai has received news from Peking to
Wednesday last. Peking was then en
tirely in the hands of the Boxers, and
the situation of the foreigners was hope
less. The Manchu princes, ministers and
soldiers, the dispatch says, all belong to
The allies captured the native city of
Tien Tsin on June 30.
Dlspaches received at Brussels report
that the secretary of the Belgian lega
tion had been killed by the Boxers.
Eugene Slosse, an engineer on the Pe
king-Hankow railway, telegraphs that he
arrived at Shanghai after sixteen days'
perilous traveling through the disturbed
EMPRESS GUARDED BY BOXERS.
LONDON, July s.—The Times' Bhang
fcai correspondent, telegraphing under
date of July 3, 10 p. m., says:
The following information has been
communicated to me from a trustworthy
quarter. It was brought by a special
courier, who left Peking June 27. He
states that 15,000 Boxers and Chinese
tioops attacked the legations on that
day. They were repulsed with loss.
One gate of the Inner palace only Is open
daily for a few hours. The emperor and
empress dowager are there, em-rounded
by their personal attendants, all Boxers.
The imperial princes have erected an al
tar in the palace, where Boxer rites are
The attack of the allied forces upon
the native city of Tien Tsln began at 3
a m. June 30, and the city was taken
at 2p. m. The main object is the de
struction of the city fort, from which
the foreign settlements is shelled.
BRISK FIGHTING IN CHINA:
LONDON, July 4, 10:25 a. m., via Taku,
June 29, and Shanghai, July 3.—A recon
noitering party under Lieut. Commander
Keys, of the torpedo boat Fame, cap
tured and destroyed the port twelve miles
from Taku on June 28. There was little
or no opposition. Two blue jackets were
injured by an explosion and many Chi
nese were killed. The river is practi
cally clear from Taku to Tien Tsin, with
the exception of a few sunken rowboats
In the second attack on the East arsen
al on June 27, the Russians were re
quired to retire for reinforcements. A
force of British, one company of Ger
mans and thirty Americans then engaged
the enemy who, with' four guns, made a
determined resistance, until the whole al
lied force supported the artillery. The
allies advanced and stormed the west end
of the arsenal. Fifty Chinese were kill
ed and the remainder retired. Lack of
cavalry prevented the capture of the
As soon as the allies had occupied the
arsenal, 1,500 imperial troops made a
flank attack from the city. The British
and Russians soon drove them back.
The British casualties number 5 killed
and 21 wounded. The Americans had
only 1 wod.'ided, the Germans 2 killed and
5 wounded, while the Russians lost 17
killed and wounded.
RECEIVED WITH DESPAIR.
LONDON, July 4.—A special dispatch
from St. Petersburg pays:
"Vice Admiral Alexiffs' official an
ouncement of impossibility o* advanc-
Continued on Eighth Page,
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THAT IS DECISION OF THE DEMO
CRATIC PLAFORM COM
KANSAS CITY, July 6, 3:30 a. m— By
i a vote of 27 to 25, the resolutions commit
tee decided upon an explicit plank in the
■ platform for coinage of silver at a ratio
of 16 to 1.
IMPOETANT NEWS OF THE DAY
Weather Forecast for St. Paul.
1 — Conditions In Chlnn.
Disaster In Taconta.
Democratic National Convention.
Permanent Organization Effected.
2—The Fonrlh In St. Paul.
Victims of Mad Cnn.s.
3— Democratic Convention Work.
Local Golf Games.
Results of Ball Garnet.
Centuries Rode in Mm!.
o—Minneapoliso —Minneapolis Matters.
Popular' AV tints.
Labor Opposed to Eximuslon.
7—lreland's Paris ..UdrcMit,
THURSDAY MORNING, JULY 5, 1900.
IHI 1111 CITY 111 M
Effect of the Hill Demonstration in the Convention Is Being Figured
Upon by the Party Leaders
Towne Adherents Working Hard for Their Favorite, but the Vice Presi
dential Problem Is Not Yet Solved.
From a Staff Correspondent.
KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 4.—With a
permanent organization effected, the first
day of the Democratic national conven
tion closed at 10 o'clock tonight, Us
chief accomplishment having been to- af
ford 30,000 Westerners, largely smoothly
gowned women, a chance to observe the
highest council of Democracy at work. It
waa such a holiday as Kansas City has
never had before. The town was too
much Interested in the Auditorium fire
works to use Its customary allotment of
the ill-smelling explosives that the small
boy delights in. Three tremendous crowds
•saw the convention In session and that,
too, with as small an element of personal
discomfort as their numbers "&nd those on
the thermometer would permit. Beyond
this, and the causing of some curious
speculations by a persistent demand on
the part of delegates and others to Sraw
David B. Hill to the stage, the day lack
ed important developments as affecting
the great questions at issue.
Senator Clark's victory in the Montana
contest, though not unexpected, was of
general interest, and the objections of
Oklahoma contestants to the parliament
ary practices of the chairman of creden
tials committee gave the evening session
an element of variety. Senator Gause
witz the Minnesota member of the com
mittee, was one of those who signed the
statement asking a rehearing but ex
plains that he was not impeaching any of
his colleagues, as he arrived so late for
his own part that he felt that he personal
ly had not given the facts sufficient con
The evening crowd, which, glistening In
gay colors under brilliant lights, present
ed a picture In the elliptical theater such
as is rarely seen, was given an additional
treat not on the regular programme by
John P. Altgeld, of Illinois, who held their
undivided attention for nearly an hour,
and was rewarded several times by dem
onstrations of general approval. At the
end of his speech another tumultuous out
burst for Hill was checked by the band.
TROUBLES OF ITS OWN.
The resolutions committee meanwhile
was having troubles of its own whlca
early in the day destroyed the possibil
ity of the nomination of Bryan under the
beneficial auspices of the calendar holi
day, indeed the long struggle In the com
mittee if carried, as now appears proba
ble, to the floor of the convention may
so delay the formal action on the nomin
ation for presidency that Bryan may not
be able to get here from Lincoln In time
to deliver the speech for which an eager
Thirty-Six Killed and Sixty-Five Injured by Traction Car Dashing Down
a Deep Chasm at a Railway Curve
Victims Saw Their Doom Approaching, but Were Powerless to Escape
It, and a Scene of Horror Followed.
TACOMA, Wash., July 4.—The Fourth
here was marred by one of the most ap
palling accidents that has ever happened
In this section of the country. A trolley
car loaded with excursionists from sub
urban towns, who were on their way to
this city to make merry and give vent
to their patriotism, was, without warning,
i dashed over a hundred foot precipice,
carrying its load of human freight to the
rocks below. As near as can be learned,
thirty-six persons were killed and at least
sixty-five injured, some of whom may not
MISS LOIS DRAKE, employe of tele
phone company, lives at South Tacoma.
LE'iTIE SUITER, outh Tacoma.
LOIS DINGER, Lakeville.
RICHARD LEE, "all of South Tacoma.
MRS. GROSSMAN, McNeill's Island.
G. BERTOLI. Hinhurst.
OTIS LARSON, Parkland.
OLE RANSEN. Lake Park.
JAMES BESNTON, Hillhurst. _ .
CHARLES DAVIS. 1-■ **
WILLIAM WLLLUM3, South Tacema.
JOni; PAVLUS, South Tacoma.
WILLIAM NIEEN, Lake Park.
ROBERT STEELE, South Taeoma.
SEIDENBERG, South Tacoma.
REV. HERBERT GREGORY, Lake
GRIFFITH VANDERSHELDEN. Res
A. L. HEALY, Lake Park.
G. McMULLEN, Tacoma.
JOHN J. SHAUGHER, Parkland.
W. H. DAVIS, Lake View.
JOSEPH McCANN, Ballard.
HOY LONGERMAN, South Tacoma.
EVOLUTION OF THE G. 0. P.
—New York Journal.
throng of thousands Is waiting In Kansas
City hotels, boarding houses, parns and
police stations. But if there ever had
been any question as to his nomination,
one day or another, It could not have con
tinued after the enthusiastic demonstra
tion which followed the closing words of
Permanent Chairman Richardson's ad
dress of acceptance.
At the first mention in the convention of
the name of the inevitable nominee, tor
nearly half an hour the excited delegates
made the hall howl, starling by waving
hats, handkerchiefs and parasols, each
trying to outdo his neighbor in some Bpec
tacular effect until finally the banner
which had marked the seats of the Wash
ington delegation was brandished i'rom
the top gallery or as It is popularly
known, "The roof garden.' 1 At last a
semblance of order was restored only to
be broken again by Alaoama and Ar
kansas leading the baijd au.lience after
adjournment in "A H<H Time in vhe Old
"What the Hill deinonstrntion of this
morning will result in is still a rroblem.
There are as many speculations nearly
as thene are states represented. They
range from the somewhat startling s-ug
gestion that David B. has the conven
tion now just where Roosevelt had the
Philadelphia meeting when i% adjou-rntd
the first day, father than -toho any
chances w.ith a stampede, and that it
makes of the New Yorker, if his fi lends
are shrewd enough to improve the cp
portunlty, a presidential as well as a
vice presidential possibility. ".'he other
extremist deduction of the untra-sKeptical
was that the whole thing was "faktd" by
Croker, which was seriously advanced by
a delegate, although only bupporte-l by a
general suspicion of Crokers supposed
Machiiivellan resources. This much is
certain. The demonstration on the floor
showed that a host of delogaces tre
still warm admirers of Hill, whatever
may be his standing with the powers in
New York. That the galleries were
eager to see and hear from the New
Yorker, whether from idle curiosity or
what not, was evident, both morning and
afternoon. The afternoon session, short
as it was, was not without incident in
making as it did a leturn to the Hill
It is believed by many of the del
egates that the demonstration will re
sult in a revival of the Hill candidacy,
whether the New York delegation wants
him or not.
There Is a feeling that the Hill demon
stration will result In a. tempering of the
GORDON NEWTON, South Tacoma.
RITJHARD SANBURN, South Tacoma,
WILLIE HARDINGS, 102 Tacoma ave
MRS. GEORGIA ELLIOTT, 1317 South
MRS. J. K. SHAUGHER, PortlanJ.
J. D. CALHOUN (conductor;, Tacoma.
Besides there are about sixty-five
Nearly 100 from various suburbs pas
sengers were on the (jar bound for this
city. It was one of the United Traction
company's cars, and was on the Edison
line. It left Edison at about 8 o'clock, In
charge of F. L. Boeiima, motorman, and
J. D. Calhoun, conductor. The car,
which was extra large, was crowded to
the doors, and" every inch of space on the
platforms was taken.
Everything went all right until Apexa
hill was reached. From this point the
stories differ. One is that the motorman,
after starting down the hill, turned on
his current instead of shutting it off. He
soon realised his mistake and reversed
the current, but it was then too late, lor
the car was going at lightn-ing speed, and
his efforts to stop were of no avail.
PLUNGE TO DEATH.
Passengers on the front platform who
saw the sharp curve, on the bridge, where
the road crosses the feujch, endeavored to
jump. Several of "fiienT succeeded, and
reached the ground in safety, but others
were badly injured.
The imperiled . passengers saw their
doom and became fjfahtic in their efforts
to thtow themserveg from. the car. But
it was too late. The^'car struck the curve,
swayed violently and then jumped tho
track. Through bridge railing it
plunged to the chasep pver a hundred feet
below, carrying witli'it"death and destruc
tion. Men, vometf and children were
platform to the views of New York, espe
cially as the known points of difference
between him and Bryan are on subjects
which can only be incidental issues this
TOWNE FORCES CHAFING.
Meanwhile the delay goes on, and the
Towne forces are chafing under the sus
pense, especially as they are unable to
discern the enemy clearly. Daniel, Shive
ly, Blackburn, Hill, Danforth, Parker,
George Fred Williams, even Stone, of
Missouri, there are so many possibilities
that the Towne people hardly know where
to look for the next shot. The Duluth
man's friends are convinced of one thing
and that is that the South and East have
large delegations unfriendly to him. All
the delays of the convention make more
, practicable the effecting of combinations
which would nominate Borne one other
than the Duluthian. Meanwhile the
Clarke-Daly tight and the other troubles
of the credential committee as well
as the possibilities revealed in the
personnel of the committee on platform
give the Towne folks food for much re
flection. Minnesota's committee selections
were as follows: Credentials, William
Gausewitz; permanent organization, J. J.
Kilty; order of business, R. T. Dailey;
platform, P. B. Winston.
The unveiling of the Bryan bust," so
purely gratuitous, is being condemned
generally as purely theatric. Many of the
delegates were conned Into the belief,
after it proved not to be Lincoln, that it
might be either Washington or Jefferson,
or some one else who was dead, the
features In the snow white marble not be
ing easily idenUilable in remote parts of
It was worthy of remark that the con
vention seemed to be more familiar with
the rythm of "Dixie" than with the words
The Silver Republicans' special, bearing
about 200 Minnesotans, was late in ar
riving, and did not get here until nearly
noon. The party included the last of
the delayed delegates, Maj. J. M. Bowler,
Gen. J. G. Brady, of Duluth; Frank A.
Day, of Falrmount, and others prominent
in Minnesota politics. The Traveling
Mens' Marching club turned out in to
niffht's parade, making a nice showing,
although naturally not as strong in num
bers as some of the clubs from point*
nearer. Omaha was conspicuous in the
—W. G. McMurchy.
crushed, maimed and mangled, and it is
nothing short of miraculous that any one
escaped to tell the talc.
Such a spectacle of battered and muti
lated humanity has scarcely* ever been
seen. The shrieks of the dying and
.wounded could be heard blocks away, and
in less time than it takes to tell, scores
of willing hands weTe upon the scene.
Surgeons, citizens, policemen, firemen,
guardsmen, ex-volunteers and women and
children lent their aid. The sides of the
gulch are bo steep that it was ahnost
perilous to attempt to descend them, but
the cries of the wounded made them for
get their own danger and they pffinged
t downward without regard to their own
Ropes were quickly procured, and the
victims of the wreck were drawn to the
top of the gulch. Those who were dead
were tenderly laid on one side and the
injured were attended to as fast ag 1t
was possible for the physicians to work,
Every doctor fn the city wag called on
for his services. The Fanny Paddock and
St. Joseph hospitals, were soon crowded.
As fast as the conveyances could be pro
cured the dead men were taken to the
morgues and the various undertaking
rooms v <m
All day long excited men, women and
children were searching for missing rel
atives or friends.
A singular and pathetic incident in ccn
nection with the accident was the finding
of thsee small children, o»e a mere babe,
among the wreckage. Only one of them
was Injured, and that one not serious
ly. No one seems to know to whom they
belong or whether their parents' met
death or were Injured In the terrible
'wreck. The authorities have them In
PRICE TWO CENT3-J KP^rSSfta
■ HI 1 Ml [III*
Scenes in Convention Hall at Kansas City That
Rivaled Any Ever Witnessed in
Name of Bryan Started It, and Calls for Senator
Hill Evoked a Demonstration That
Set All to Guessing.
KANSAS CITY, July 4.-Amld scenes
of tumultous enthusiasm befitting tuch
an event and such a day the Democratic
national convention began its session to
day. But after sitting, until a late hour
tonight the expected climax of the day,
the nomination of William J. Bryan as
the Democratic candidate for president
has failed, and all of the larger business
of the convention awaits the completion
of the platform. As a spectacular event,
however, the convention has fulfilled the
hopes of the most fervid party man, for
the vast assemblage of delegates and
speakers has twice been swept with
whirlwind demonstrations, first for the
leader who Is about to be placed In
nomination, and then for that other
champion of Democracy, David B. Hill.
But in actual accomplishment the days
work Is confined to organization, wl^b
the speeches of the temporary chalrmin,
Gov. Thomas, of Colorado, and Perma
nent Chairman Hon. James D. Richard
son, the appointment of the various com
mittees and detailed preparations for the
more serious work yet in store.
It was an Inspiring scene that Chair
man Jones looked out upon when at noon,
after beating a tattoo with his gavel he
stilled the tumult, and declared the con
vention open. About him were fully 25,000
people rising tier on tier like the specta
tors in some vast coliseum, awaiting the
appearance of the alternates Of the par
ty, while on either side stretch il away
the two rows of desks accommodating
representatives of the press from every
section of the country. Above and on
all sides was a gorgeous sunburst of col
or, huge flags In rosettes and graceful
fan shapes, bunting lopped and in great
streamers, mottoes and couts-of-arms
from many states, mingling this over
hanging spread of color with the bright
summer hats :uid dresses of many wom
But it was not clearly a gathering- of
wealth ai;d fashion. The- bronzed
of many of the men, their coara ■ shirts,
collarless and scarflesH, marked them as
fn-in the sol). With hardly an exception
they took off their coats and oat in their
.shirt BIMVeS and democratic. Many of
the women were in cambric and ging
hams, rather than in summer Bilks ami
laces, and the gorgeous contumes and
picture hats were in an oasis of dull r
hue. it was a gathering nonetheless in
spired with the patriotic spirit of the day
which lound constant expression in wild
hurrahs at every sound of "Dixie" or
In the body of delegates were the best
known men of the party, many of them
of national reputation. Immediately In
front sat Gov. John Walter Smith, of
Maryland, and his delegation. Alongside
them was that notable New York trio,
Croker, Murphy and Van Wyck. To the
right was the classic face of Danielß, of
Virginia, while back of him Sewali,
of Maine, and Senator White, of Cali
fornia, conferred across the aisle. To the
left at the head of the Massachusetts del
egation was their intrepid leader, (le'.r^c
Fred Williams. Near him sat Ui.v. McMil
l?n, of Tennessee, and the tall, gaunt,
Clay-like figure of Richardson, soon to be
permanent chairman of the convention.
With the Kentuckians sat their youthful
governor, Beckham, accompanied by 0 n
ator Blackburn and ex-Gov. McCreary.
Senator Hill was late to come upon the
scene. The great audience had been
eagerly awaiting him and bis entrance
was the signal for the first real ovation of
the day. He found no place reserved
among the Croker-Murphy dignitaries in
the forefront of the delegation, and con
tented himself with a seat far In the rear.
Bitting with the Mississippi delegation
was a white-haired lady alternate, Mrs.
W. K. Brown, of that state, and further
back sat Mrs. J. N. Cohen, another lady
alternate, from Salt Lake City.
The early proceedings of the convention
were marked by two brilliant but rather
ill-timed speeches, one of welcome from
the mayor of the city, and the other from
Gov. Thomas, of Colorado, assuming the
duties of temporary chairman. But the
delegates fretted during these deliver
ances, and sought for more exciting
themes. The dramatic episode of the day
occurred after Campau, of Michigan, had
secured the adoption of a resolution for
the reading of the Declaration of Inde
pendence. As the reading was about to
begin, two attendants pushed up to the
platform, bearing a pedestal and bust,
both draped In the Stars and Stripes. A.s
the orator raised his voice for the first
words of the immortal Instrument, the
draperies were* thrown back, disclosing a
splendid head of Bryan. The effect was
electrical upon the vast asembiage which,
up to that moment, had neither heard
the name nor seen the face of their leader.
As the marble features were rcognized a
yell went up which fairly shook the Bteel
girders, and above the storm faintly could
he heard the stmina of the band which
had brohen out with the national anthem.
Men and women were on their feet, wav
ing' handkerchiefs, coats and fans, and
Joining In the wild chorus. As the orator
sought to proeced there weTe demanda
from all parts of the hall to see the full
face of the leader, and a? It was turned*
about, flrst this wty and then that, each
turn evoked a frcah outburst from some
At last the upjroar quieted, and Orator
Hampton, youthful and strong voiced,
read the document which 124 years ago
tocVay made America free.
Qufckly following this came another out
burst aa a young woman from New York
mounted the platform and In a clear so
prano volco sang the "Star-Spangled Ban-
ner." Deafening cheers greeted the sonff.
and as the last line died away and the
Stager turned the straim to those of
'•America," the vast audience, wlili ono
accord, took up the Inspiring air an.l bO-«
It forward In a tumultuous paeon of the
TRIBUTE TO HI IX.
The outburst of patriotism now turned
In a new direction, and during a momen
tary pause In the proceedings the ii.ipm
of "Hill" was sounded. It was quickly
caught up, first among the delegates ami
then from gallery to gallery among th.j
spectators, until the whole multitude hail
joined in a noisy demand for the former
senator from New York. P'or fully tea
minutes the enthusiastic demonstration
proceeded, the chairman battling vainly
against it. Delegates stod On chain and
Joined in the demand, and the senator was
surrounded by a shouting crowd of |
tut ln'-n. He smiled and shok hi>
throughout the demonstration.
Many of thn New Yorker* Joined In
the tribute, hut It was noticeable that thi
Immediate follwlng of Mr. Corker, ami
the Tammany leader himself, held their
seats ami maintained a stolid com]
throughout the remarkable tribute to
tinir associate. At last, when the dem
onstration bad run on for fifteen minutes,
Mr. Hill could be seen rising from Ins
obscure place In the body of the New
York delegation. He bowed ami smiled,
and his Hi* moved to address the rhair
man. But as well might he addressed
Niagara, for the waves of tumultuous
sound drowned everything, »:nd he drop
ped buck In his seat
When tin- delegates had time to think,
the delegates began to ask each other if
Hill was to be the hem of this conven
tion, for another short demonstration at
an opportune time mlßht carry the con
vention "ft its f. et anil place him on tie
ticket with Bryan, In Bpite of all con
The routine proceedings were quickly
disposed of. Hut even In thin there wag
opportunity to give further tribute to the
New Yorker, and when Judge Van Wyck's
name was called a.-; the New jfork mem
ber of the platform committee, a tre
mendous call for 11111, mingled, with hiss
es for those who opposed him, greeted the
anonuncement. With the committees ap
pointed there was nothing to do but await
their reports, and the convention took a,
re. tvs ftt 2:30 until \ O'clock.
As the delegates filed 0U ( r fho hall
they pressed around Senator Hill, who Ir
half an hour was the renter of
tie personal greeting from individual d-1
At < o'clock the committees were not
ready to report and another adjourn
ment w.-is taken until vi'.o p. m.
It remained for the night s.ssinn to
bring the most remarkable demonstration
of the entire day. A^-aln th.
structure was lnva.ie.i by thousands, .ui,i
the moving picture took on new glories
ol color and animation under the glare
of countless electric lights. For Hi«
first hour the proceedings were- formal
and profitless, but when at the (lose of
the speech or Permanent Chairman Rich.
ardson ho paid a glowing tribute to
Wiliinm J. Hryan, pandemonium broke
loose the historic scene of Bryan's nom
ination at Chicago was repeated, even
exceeded, in a frenzied demonstration
lasting half an hour. The state stand*
ards were wrenched from their socket!
and borne aloft, a battlo of supremi <j
wan waged between the standard I"
urged on by the deafening applause ol
the entire shouting, gesticulating multi
Outside of the formal procedlngs of 'ho
rtay iiu<-r«-st baa centered In the action <-<
th<- platform committee. As tbe evening
advanced it became known that ■< de
termined struggle wjiH In progrei In
volving not only the question ol Incor
porating a. specific 16 to i declaration In
the party declaration, l>ut to Bom
t«-nt Involving the desires of th< pr<
tive nominee as to the terms of the plat
form. The outcome is awaited wltji ■ >■>-
■orbing Interest as the chief develop
cent of tomorrow.
PROCEEDINGS IN DETAIL
At exactly 12:02 Chairman Jones n»
eended the platform. As the wave "f ap
plause subsided. Chairman Jones rapped
vigorously iind repeatedly, stilling tl
mult, hla voice was beard: "The conven
tion will come to order. The sergeant at
urms will nee that the aisles an i I ared."
Sereant-at-ai ms Martin advanced to the
front and urgtd 4fte crowd noa -■ <'. In
front of the platform to taki
Groat disorder prevailed. The B
were Jammed with a shiftlnK. noisy
crowd of subor<U:iuiv officials and In
truders, and It took somo time
quiet. The first business "f '* ■
tlon was the reading <4 the formal call
by Secretary Walsh, as follow;-:
"The national Democratic i
having m<t In the city ol Washington, on
the 2M day of February, l!«>o. has ap
pointed Wednesday, the 4th day ol
as the time, and chosen the city ■ ■!' X ni
s-as City, Mo., a.s tlw place for b tiding
the national Democratic convention. Bach
state is entitled to a representation I
in e<iual to double the mimWr of l!
afors and repressntaUves in th<; congress
at the United Statin; and each territory,
Alaska, Indian Territory and the
trict of Ciihimbta shnll have six dele
gates. All Democratic conaen
form citizens of the United State , in<-
ive of pant polHic.il assoeta
differences, who can unite with im In the
effort for pure, economical and constitu
tional government, and who favor the r.-
liublio and oppose the empire, are cordial
ly invited to join uh in Bending delegates
to the convention."
Chairman Jones now announced the
prayer by Rev. 8. \V. NeilL
"Gentlemen will please be In ofdet " l 1
Chairman Jones, as the hum and buzz
again broke loose after # the p»ayer. "We
must have quiet on' the Moor. Gentlemi i V
of convention, I have tbe honor to !•>
to you the Democratic mayor ol Kaysua
City, James A. Reed."
A shout of applause went up ag th»
Blendtjr form of Mr. Reed came to front
of platform. He Bpoke deliberately ai!(\
with a clear resonant voice that •
penetrated to every corner Of the tall.
Ths first burnt of applause that greeted
the mayor's speech of wek'ome came
when he spoke of tfie uarVeMaMty of
Democratic doctrine which had i« netrat
ed, he said, wherever liberty was known
and loved. He dwelt at some )«riKth on
the progress of principles of '
Cratic purty. which originated, be xhJ,
with the libcrty-lovlng p«'iple oi Fr.n ..»
, and England and tame to this continent
Continued on Third I'asr.