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SICSSION OK THK fON
ACCEPTED BY ACCLAMATION
Another Wild Drmowlralioii Fol
lowed Urn Adoption — Then
tamo ji Hlh; SenHalltin In
Speech Of Webster I>.i\l«.
CONVENTION IIAL,I.,JuIy s.—Although
the time between the adjournment of the
Ing session and that set for conven
ing in the afternoon was over two hour 3,
at no time were the galleries of the great
!iall more than one-third emptied. Thou
sands of people sat out the adjournment,
being determined to miss no part of the
, sclteznent they believed was to follow.
They had looked for lively action during
the mointng, but the delay of the com
mittee mi resolutions in presenting its re
tort had compelled them to listen to a
succession of political speeches, of which
many thousands of them never hoard a
word. They looked for better things In
the afternoon and were determined to
i las r;o feature of the convention. An hour
before the con vent ion met there was
not a Beat vacant in any of the galleries.
Such of the delegates as rsrfved early
gathered in groups and spent their time
ia arguments that ranged all the way
from hilarious to tierce.
The word had gotten abroad that there
would !>«• but one report made by the
committee on resolutions and that it
would he In favor of 16 to 1. There would
be no flght on the floor and many dele
gatea were as dfgustad as others were
:ul and happy.
By 3:: so nearly all of the delegates were
ready for business, and waiting the ar
rival of Chairman Richardson, who was
a trifle slow in making his appearance.
The delegates -seemed anxious to
get to work and complete the
business of the convention, ai;d
when, at UM. the chairman
made hi.s appearance, there was a ripple
of applause. Many of the delegates had
come prepared for the nomination of Mr.
Bryan. Dozens of them carried small
Saga and numerous plumes of bright
colored prairie grass were visible In
various parts of floor. Occasionally a
man who had purchased a whistle to
toot when the opport unity availed could
not resist the temptation to toot it a llt
advance of the proper moment, and
kings of the little instrument could
be h.-ard in all parts of the h :11.
The crowd by 3:40 was the greatest that
'■>■■ 'i 'my session of t h e convention
I were for once rather lax in
denying admission to people and ther
were Hundred* who bad no tickets of ad
mission who were allowed to enter th
building. They swarmed in upon th
until it aaamed impossible that there
could be room for one more. One man
ii> the gallery crawled out upon one o
the steel trusses extending across the
building, and there, dangling I.ls legs fifty
/vet above the head* r the people on the
lirst floor, he B at quietly, reading a news
AtVttjp, m. Senate* Hill, o f New YorK
had been absent from the two pre
ceding sessions, came through the dele
door by himself. lla Wfla no
at first and had neady reached
his seat when the cry of "HiH! Hill!"
broke forth. It was couple.l wlth Con .
ble applause, but the demonstra
tion in honor of ihe senator when pres
ent lacked several degrees the warmth
yes-Unlay afternoon and thi d
mornfag while he was absent
At 4 o'clock the convention was still
waiting for the arrival of the commute*
on resolutions and there was noS g 0 -
Ing on with the exception of an occa
Blonal piece of music by the band Thl
crowd had full swing by the doorkeop!
era. and the aisles were packed to th*.
danger point. From the speaker's desk
clear back to the doorways the aisles
anger point and the heat became
It wa. not until 4 o'clock that Chairman
Klchardson turning from a conference
wit* Gov. McMillan and Senator White
vSion^o 11::,,^" 1 und brouglll the con
The platform committee, headed by
Senator Jones, D. J. Campau, Senato
Tlllman and Judge Van Wyek, had Jus
pushed thefr way thr,,u ff h the dense
thronga and, preceding to the platform
had taken seats flanking the chairman.
Mr. Richaidsoa appealed long and
vainly fo r order. The portly form of
Senator Jones, silver-haired and serious,
.advanced to the fr.,nt of the stage He
held a roll of manuscript in his hands
But it was useless to talk against such
ii tumult and he dropped back into his
; ntl! order was being restored. At
last the noise subsided, and' Mr. Jones
In clear voice announced:
"I am authorized by the committee on
n to present the platform agreed
and I will yield to the senator
from South Carolina, Mr. Tillman to
read the document."
Mr. Tillman now stepped to the front
.and was greeted with a cheer. He read
the platform in a full, round voice, easily
throughout the hall.
As he proceeded, each plank was greet
ed with applause. The senator accom
panied his reading with emphatic ges
tures, striding up and down the plat
form, turning this way and that, after
his manner in the senate.
There was a howl of approval as he
clenched his flst and fiercely arraigned
the course of the administration in
<'üba. But it remained for his reading
of the declaration that "Imperialism la
the paramount issue of this campaign"
to evoke a storm of enthusiasm. The
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St. P«ul Branch. Lower Utn, Foot of John St.
delegates rprang to their feet, standing
On their chairs, waving hats, handker
chiefs, umbrellas and flags, while the
galleries took up the chorus and carried
It along for many m!nutes. Senator Hill
could be seen marshaling- the hosts to
cheer. He held a fan high above his
head and ad3ed his voice to the vociferous
Shouting. A second time Senator Tillman
read his declaration, and now even
Suddenly hundreds, then thousands, of
miniature American flags were passed
among the delegates, and the whole floor
of the vast structure became a sea of
flags. An instant luter the l!a«s swept
over the galleries like a mass of Same,
Bundles of them were tossed upon the
seats and distributed. The scene was
magnificently inspiiing- and the great
audience was worked up to fever beat-
On each flag was the device: "The con
stitution and the flag are Inseparable,
now and forever. The flag of the re
public forever; of an empire, never."
"While the demonstration was at its
height the band sent another thrill
through the audience by playing "Dixie,"
and a melody of patriotic airs. States
ami standards were again torn from their
poi** 'Ts banners •• ■..• ia*« >l ;•••.>! a >r
umphant procession of delegates march
c.l about the hall. Now the strains of
the band turned to "My Country 'Tis
of Thee," at which the entire audience,
without a single dissenting voice. Joined
in a mighty and swelling chorus. Amid
the m>r,au of Cutgfl could b- i-e n a
t.,!l standard bearing the inscription:
"Forcible annexation would be criminal
Bgresstttn. William MeKinley."
It was at this juncture that the climax
was sprung upon the great assembly. A
huge flag had been f.ung across the roof
iLween two trusses, and as the signal
is given the cords were cut and slow
it unrolled its white and crimson
it Ml gracefully and swung
er the platform, slightly to the rear
d south of the speaker's desk. The
nner was an enormous affair, being
lly fifty feet long, and about one-half
as wide. Upon the white stripes were
printed the following sentences in large
letters of blue:
• "Constitutional governments :
: derive thr-lr just powers fiotn :
: the consent of the governed. :
: "The constitution and the nig .
• one and inseparable now and :
! '""Th^'flag of the republic for- :
• ever, of an empire never.
: "A repub.ic can have no col- :
: onies." |
To the vast majority of those in tho
hall the flag was an unexpected incident,
;iinl it* appearance was the signal for a
frantic roar which caused everything that
had gone before it to sink into Insignif
icance. For a full two minutes the cords
of the flag caught and would not per
mit It to fall to its ful length. It was
caught up Just enough to prevent the
convention from reading the Inscriptions
fn the banner, and, until they were
ased find the banners free, the cn
i.,.-m Increased every second. Whan
lly every word was visible there was
; , climax of cheers that was deafening,
Senator Tillman stood surveying tho
storm and awaiting an opportunity to
,1. The chairman pounded nis
I and appealed for order, but the
march of the delegates, bearing their
standards and banners, ran on uninter
rupted for twenty-two minutes. As
Senator Tillman was about to resume
emarked that the thread of his dts
• ■ hud been broken, and that down
•S.mth they wi-r.» In the habit of saying,
"HeU has broken loos'- in Georgia/
•'ami," ad.ded the senator vociferously,
Mark Hanria had hen here a fSW
tites «so ho would—have thought the
hell had broken loose In Missouri."
ere were cries of "Good," "Good/. 1
i the trust plank was read. When
senator reached the reafflrmation of
ago platform, with declaration for
silver ■'' a ratio of 16 to 1, pan
onlum again broko loose. P.nt Ihe
demonstration w.>s faint in comparison to
what had jnst occurred when imperialism
■i announced as the "paramount is
;iny of the delegates stood on their
chairs and waved flags and cheered, out
B very conslderaWe number—more than
hair—held their seats. Senator Hill was
among those who maintained quiet, wnlle
Mr. Croker waved a flag until it br->ka,
ntid George Fred Williams led the Mas
sachusetts contingent in cheers. One af
the New York delegates raised a stand
ard hearing the Inscription: "Don't think
there arc no lfi to I'ers in New York."
The demonstration lasted four and one
There was interest shown In the sena
tor's voles as he read the platform ar
raignment of the Hay-Patfncefote treaty,
evoking mingled laughter and applause.
The Boer plank brought out another
1-r, and the senator received a round
applause as he closed. His voice
iughout was admirable, and he made
self heard throughout the hall. Hl3
reading, too, was forceful and effective.
ADOPTED BY ACCLAMATION.
When the appeal had subsided Chair
nun Jones, of the platform committee
said hf had been instructed to mov
thai the platform be adopted by the con
vent inn by acclamation.
The motion was put, and amid a roar o
cheers and applause the platform wa
adopted without a word of dissent. Th
announcement of Chairman Rltfhardso
of the adoption of the platform ,v.i
followed by a stunning h-hout which made
the building ring from one end to the
Then followed a stirring and dramatic*
scene. The plank the platform de
iiounclng England's policy toward th
9 had called out imm -r.se applause
bui when it was announced by Chairman
Richardson thai the convention wouM b
ised by Hon. Webster Davis, for
lnt-r assistant secretary of the Interior
the crowd manifested its enthusiasm b
ing for two minutes a-s the forme
Republican lender ascended the platform
and stood facing the thousands of spec
t.itors. Tho speech of Davis was arrang
•d in order to enable him to announce
his allegiance to the Democratic part\
and the Democratic platform and to th
ticket ol' the convention.
In drastic style and with all the force
and magnetism of a lir.# orator Mr. Davis
lin his address. He denounced as a
Helens He" the statement that he
been forced to leave his office under
administration. He pictured in flam
and brilliant sentences the "cruel
' and "aggressions" practiced by
it Britain upon the Boers of South
ca. He expressed his intense eatis
ion that the Democratic party had
incorporated in the platform a plank so
cordially and enthusiastically indorsing
tile cause of the Boers, which was the
cause of liberty and Justice. "Tie felt, he
said, that this great republic should
not follow lrv the steps of an empire that
was (.rushing liberty to death in South
Africa. He believed It to be his duty to
ally himself with the Democratic party.
t account with the Republican party
jgarded as fully balanced. He owed
i further obligations. These sentl
s met with much applause. In con
clusion, in announcing his intention of
supporting the Democratic party and Its
ticket, Mr. Davis said with great em
"I stand upon this platform and shall
support William J. Brennings."
It was a curious and laughable mix
ture of the syllables of Mr. Bryan's
name. Eut the crowd knew what he
meant and cheesed him wildly.
MR. DAVIS CONGRATULATED.
As Mr. Davis concluded the band struck
up "Hail to the Chief," and while it was
rendering the air he held an impromptu
reception upon the platform. Chairman
Richardson was the first to grasp his
hand as he concluded, then Senator
Jones. Others crowded around him until
he had great difficulty in retaining his
feet. He left the platform as soon as he
■was able, and on the way to his seat h»
was given shouts of approval by those
whom he passed. The band passed from
"Hall to the Chief" to "America," and
the convention sung with it until the
band would play no more. Sergeant-at-
Arms Martin rose to his feet and waved
desperately for silence.
%HB ST. PAUL GhJliS, .^iwAY, JULY 6, 1900.
OUST I IN U«
NOMIN.vriOM OK MR. HIM AN HAD
beex most roux ms-
MR. BRYAN IN JOCOSE MOOD
Ri-marked, Wheu Informed of His
Nomination, That It Wun Sudden
—Nominee for I'rexident Gives
Out v Statement.
LINCOLN, Neb., July s.—News of the
nomination of William J. Bryan for presi
dent did not arouse the tumult of en
thusiasm that it did four years ago, when
the convention at Chicago similarly hon
ored him. His selection today as hU
party's .standard bearer had been so long
forecasted that anything short of a
unanimous call would have been a sur
prise. Added to this is the fact that
about half of Lincoln's Democratic vot
ing strength la tonight in Kansas City.
However, there were hearty congratula
tions showered upon the nominee by an
abundance of red tire and noise when the
news became generally known.
At the Bryan home there was no
marked demonstration. Mr. Bryan waa
resting on a lounge in the parlor with
only the family present, when State Sen
ator Talbot, la the telegraph room above,
shouted: "You're nominated, old man."
Then Mr. Talbot came hurrlediy down
stairs and as Mr. Bryan reached for the
bulletin he remarked jokingly: "Talbot,
this U terribly sudden."
Late tonight Mr. Bryan repeated what
he has said so many times before, that
he waa unable to say whether or not he
would go to Kansas City. State Senator
Talbot, who has heretofore affiliated with
the Republicans, gave out a statement to
night, saying he would vote for Bryan
BARREN OF INCIDENT.
The early day was barren of incidents
at the Bryan home. Although Mr. Bryan
did not sleep much last night h« was up
early this morning. He was fully ap
prised of the proceedings of the committee
on resolutions and the victory of the radi
cal silver men was plainly gratifying to
him. lie told the Associated Press cor
respondent this afternoon before the con
vention reassembled after the noon ad
journment that he was hopeful the fight
would not come up on the floor of the
convention at all. Mr. Bryan apparently
was In a happy frame of mind. He
answered the question of a neighbor as
to whether the convention had nominated
a president yet that it had not. "Not
even a candidate," said he jokingly. "But
that Is a secondary matter."
Mr. Bryan devoted little time to his
visitors today. When the convention met
this afternoon and bulletins began coming
on a private wire, he read them in a
room by himself. There were a few call
ers, but to them Air. Bryan had no com
ment to make on the news. A signed
statement by Mr. Towne was received by
Mr. Bryan and he was asked for some ex
pression, but declined to speak. Mr.
Bryan spent much of the time during the
recess of the convention in his library,
presumably preparing a speech.
MAKES A STATEMENT.
When the convention reassembled he
remained alone with the operators ac the
reports came in. Tonight he gave out the
"i am very much gratified to learn of
the adoption of a platform which is clear
and explicit on every question.
"The controversy over the silver plank
was not a controversy between men who
differed in the principle, but rather a
difference of opinion as to the method of
staling the question.
"If we only had Democrats to deal
with a simple reafnrmation would have
been sufficient. But we have to do with
Republicans as well as Democrats, and
some of the Republicans would miscon
strue a reafflrmation and endeavor to
twist it into an evasion or abandonment
of the silver question.
"Our appeal is to the patriotism and
conscience of the people, and we must
take them into our confidence if we ex
pecl them to have confidence in us. Our
platform deals' honestly and fearlessly
with every question before tho public,
Bind since we have nothing to explain we
can spend all our time in assaults upon
the Reoublican policies. The indu.stiial
trusts have alarmed many who were not
with us in our tisht with the monopoly
trust in 1896. we shall not disappoint
th*m. We shall not cease our efforts
until every private monopoly is destroyed.
"Imperialism appeals to many as the
most dangerous of the evils now men
acing our country. It involves not only
a change in our ideas of government,
but a return to the militarism of thi o'd
world. No matter how many may differ
as to tho relative Importance of the ques
tions now bsfore the country, evc-ry one
must recognize that an economic evil can
be corrected more easily than one which
attacks the foundations of government.
Tf we adhere to the principle that govern
ment i.s a thing: made by the people for
themselves the people can in time remedy
every wrong, but if that doctrine is once,
surrendered the people are powerless 10
redress any grievance. The six and one
hall' millions who supported the Chicago
platform in 1896 stand like a solid wall
against the trusts and against imperial
ism. If 10 per cent of those who by vot
ing the Republican ticket brought the
present clangers upon the country will
join with us this ration will once more
become the champion of liberty and an
inspiration to the oppressed everywhere "
n of in
Continued from First Page
Interest developed from the contest over
the silver plank that delegates did not
have time to consider the matter. Mean
while there has been a development of
the Stever.son boom. It is, however, of
a passive character, the belief being gen
eral that he would make a safe candi
date, and that he is the only man who
can beat Towne. The demand for a Dem
ocrat upon the ticket is still strong, and
Towne'S candidacy is hampered by rea
son of his professed policies. Still the
friends of Towne are working very hard
and hopo that the peculiar situation re
garding the other candidates may yet
give him the nomination.
That the Democratic convention Is tak
ing the matter into consideration Is
shown by the adoption today of a res
olution for a committee of conference.
It was well understood that the' con
ference with the Populists meant but one
thing, that they would insist upon Towne
and would agree to no other candidate.
Men like George Fred Williams and Sen
ator Tillman, who were among the vic
tors In securing the 16 to 1 plank in
the platform, are doing all they can to
bring about the nomination of Towne by
MR. HILL'S WISHES.
Senator Hill tonight was asked whether
he had heard of the plan to attempt the
nomination of Mr. Danforth. He said:
"If such a thing is contemplated as a
vindication of me it is without any sug
gestion of mine. Mr. Danforth, to my
mind, vould make a good running mate
for Mr. Bryan, and I think would be
acceptable to Mr. Bryan, but forcing him
ttpon tve convention would be the last
thing 1 would think of."
"Is there a proposition on foot,to bring
Mr. Danforth's name before the conven
tion?" was asked.
"Ye.-, l have beard. I have not mada
up my mind about it. but shall before
morning. Of couise I cannot control the
othpr delegations, but I shall se e them
am. 1 ,talk it over."
' Have you heard of any candidate who
you think would be formidable." waa ask
"It seems to me that Air. Stevenson
is ■ popular candidate, and would be
a good man," was the answer.
The friends of Mr. Towne sMll contend
that he is the logical Candida t-, and that
the tripartite conference tonight, giving
him the practical indorsement of the
three parties, naturally gives him the
commin<linK position in the race.
Senntor Hill had many conferences in
his rooms during the evening. A delega
tion from Illinois called on him at U
o'clock and asked him to support Mr.
Stevenson tor the vice presidency. It is
uneereuMxd that he \>- ■>.:.i..ed tne del»-ica
tion that what strength he had with
delegates outside of New York he would
lend to that purpose.
I^ater Mr. Danforth called, and State
Committee Chairman Frank Campbell.
Eugene Wood, Fiederick Schraub ar.d
HUMOR OF LIFE IN THE CONVENTION CITY
When the Tammany delegation ar
rived the lirst Chicagoan they asked
for was Sol Van Praag. They could
not remember his name, but their inquiry
was: "Where is the man who touched
Dick Croktr for fifty?" They all seem
ed to have a high opinion of Mr. Van
Praag's linancial ability growing out of
this little Incident and were anxious
to get acquainted with him. Their sor
row when they learned he was not here
seemed genuine. Mr. Croker himself,
however, dih not seem interested in tho
A group of New York men was In front
Of a hotel bar. The man behind was
working like a section hand, pouring in
gredients into a row of long glasses. Tho
i look of disgust betrayed his thoughts.
The men were telling each other how
they wished they were at the seaside
or some other place where the pace was
good and fast Then came the pink and
i yellow and crimson looking drinks with
: straws in them. When they had gone
i away the bartender turned to his co
laborer and sneered:
"I thought everybody said that New
Yorkers wire high rollers."
"Ain't they?" asked the man washing
"High rollers? They look square cut to
j me. I don't think they could roll if a
j regiment waa pushing them. The firm
bunch that come to this bar ordered
seltzer lemonade, and that bunch, has
been drinking the same ever since. An
other crowd getH stuck on the claret
lemonade poison, and I've wasted more
time mixing circus drinks than it would
take to serve $10 worth of real drinks."
"Don't they drink anything but lem
onade?" queried the assistant barkeeper.
"Two of 'em came In with a Westerner
yesterday and K"t three Scotch high
balls, which put 'em out of the busi
The barkeeper served a couple or
straight whiskies to some delegates from
'•These are the boys that knows what a
good for 'em." he commented. "I guess
them pink tea fellows from New York are
afraid of our booze."
Senator "Dry Dollar" Sullivan is the
herald and high priest of the Sulzer boom.
His latest proclamation is a 9 follows-.
"Sulzer is a legitimate young feller,
who's got a habit to be smart; see? He
will make de Dutch vote rise up and sing
'Der Wacht am Rhine." I give's youse
guys de utraight tip to lay a good bet on
de lad. He's as good as a sure enough
vice president. Say. a Dutchman for
vice president will arouse all the chivalry
In the Irish blood!"
Here Is a Kansas City editorial opinion
of "The Bath House: Bath House'
John is not only a politician but is keenly
interested in dress reform. Being a gen
tleman of great pulchritude, it is his
opinion that the adornment of the mascu
line figure should be amplified, and that
tailors and haberdashers should not be
manacled by the conventions which now
restrict them to certain fixted forms.
" 'Bath House,' as he Is familiarly
known in Chicago, has a district pre
dilection for colors. This is revealed not
Wwli '. [)/s§)) ~* —A* O "£'* -** ti >_L*6. Ii j_<* A lit
They have been sitting onl tha deadly
microbe in Rome. Italy. That expres
sion can be used In all Its various mean
ings, for the congress, which is one of
scientillc men. has treated disapproving
ly the microbe from all points of view,
and particularly that microbe which
women collect on their skirts as thty
trail along the streets. Throe young
women were employed to take out thulr
long skirts on a microbe collecting expeUt
tion, and when they returned, after hav
ing done their duty thoroughiy well, a
learned roan took the three garments to
his laboratory and gave them a careful
investigation. The result was too horrible
to relate. There was found to he an al
lied force of microbes quite sufficient, If
uti.lzed judiciou-ly, to rout China's 4U,oW,_
000 people all up in arms. A moderately
short skirt, or one managed with care,,
does not bring into the house more
microbes than masculine boot soles. The
microbes we have always with us and in
all places, but a long skirt allowed to
drag through the dust, if It does not
bring death and disaster in its train, is
because healthy nature is almost invinci
ble. Tailors in England are saying that
the radical dress people have done much
to make more popular the long skirt.
Women are so much afraid of being con
sidered radicals that they do not dare
even to wear a moderately short skirt.
The American woman should ttevote more
time and attention to her under petti
coat. It should be as trig a»d dainty as
can be made without being vulgarly over
trimmed or conspicuous. Than j»he will
not be afraid to lift her dress .sidrt well
up from the ground. The great trouble
with the woman who attempts this, care
ful observation shows, is that *h*-has not
learned to lift her dress skirt without
lifting her underskirts as well^.Afid what
a sad state of affairs is this, my country
women: The more dignified and staid the
woman who raises her skirts 'wrfll above
her boot tops the more amusingly ridicu
lous she looks. This is a miSter* worthy
of serious consideration. 'ft Ms even
worthy starting a club about-if the club
would then only stick to business, which
it would be morally sure not *Jo do.
"I bring up my daughters-wifeta a sys
tem of mirrors," says the w4ae .'woman,
"nothing is surer to free them from vain
over-estimation of their appearance or to
keep them trig and well groomed."
The new swinging hammock is a de
light. It is straight like a couch, with
the head only slightly raised, and is sus
pended by four ropes from the four cor
ners. At the foot is a little fence, which
is an important feature, for by a slight
pressure with the foot on the bars wlfcch
form it, (he hammock has a pleasant,
lengthwise motion that is agre^ble and
takes very" little energy to produce. The
hammock comes in duck, art netting, or
John Carlisle urged that he withdraw.
Mr. Danforth's position was a rather cu
rious one. He claimed that he could get
the votes of Virginia, Florida and Ala
bama and that there was a possibility of
securing the votes of New York, He
was told that Mr. Keller had the votes
of New York, Louisiana and California,
with a prospect of more, and that a de
feat was liable to place him In a bad
It was urged on the part of the friends
of Gov. Hill that the defeat of Mr. Dan
forth would be credited as another de
feat of Mr. Hill. Mr. Danforth's friends
In-the conference held just to the con
trary. They claimed that if Mr. Pan
forth received more votes than Mr. Kel
ler It would demonstrate Mr. Hill's dom
ination over Mr. Croker. Mr. Hill was
urged to take up Mr. Danforth'a case,
but up to the hour of midnight he had
not determined to do so. In fact, when
approached individually by the Asso
ciated Press he said that he believed Mr.
Stevenson would be the nominee of the
convention. It is a fact that Mr. Steven
son is the candidate of the conservative
element represented by Mr. Hill.
It Is the belief of many tonight that
Mr. l>anforth will not be a candidate,
and that Mr. Stevenson may be the con
servatives 1 nominee. It is further be
lieved that Mr. Towne will be the radical
sliver favorite, but it is generally con
ceded that Mr. Stevenson will come near
getting the majority o£ the votes.
only tn his passionate cravats and waist
coats, but in the general upholstering of
hia anatomy. At a recent fashionable
event he appeared In evening clothea of
vivid green. It is understood that 'Hath
House" has brought this sartorial wonder
with him, and, of course. Kansas City Id
wrought up to a feverish pitch of curi
"A word to the wise Is sufficient, and It
must be remembered that the reputation
of Kansas City for hospitality Is on trial
At some time In his life almost every
man seems to have been at least a tem
porary sojoumer in Kansas City. Many
of the delegates anil visitors now swell
ing the crowds at" the hotels once wrote
"Kansas City" nft<T tholr names on hotel
r. ulsters. Some of them have gone to
look at the localities and places which
were famous in the good old boom times,
but they tind that moat of the glory has
departed. It la paid to be no longer
dangerous, If still exciting, to pass along
thfl war-scarred battlements of historic
Battle How, and so many of the clay
bluffs have been tipped over into the
adjacent gullies that the topography of
the town Is greatly changed.
Even the street on which faces the
union depot is only a pale shadow of its
fnr.Tifr self. In the early eighties the
stiition, then, as now, an enormous barn
like building, was filled opntinuaHy with
hordes of immigrant* passing through
what Kansas City people perhaps right
fully culled "the gateway of the gieat
By wny of giving to these strangers
a welcome to a strange land,the buildings
across thf. street from the station were
crowded with saloons, cheap restaurants,
becond-hand clothing stores, and the of
flcej of loud-vbleed men who sold cut
rate tickets uvt-r the westward linen. The
Whole front of the street for blocks was
plastered like the front of a circus Hide
show with glaring signs In all known
The signs are still In place, but the
}.!* station building Is no longer always
full of possible customers, and tlu sad
eyed proprietors sit like spiders In the
front of their webs waiting for the flics
which do not come.
* • •
The helpful spirit of the hospitable
West Is everywhere In evidence. Other
cities have their real estate and cloth
ing dealers who sell their goods on easy
payments, but Kansas City has at least
one man who goea much further in his
desire to help his fellowmen. In all the
street cars appear large cards asking him
who reads to pick out any horse, cow
or other domestic animal which suits hia
fancy and then hurry to the advertiser,
who will purchase the animal for him
and tnke. his pay on the monthly install
In order to emphasize the advantages
of his offer the enterprising advertiser
states that any man who is a good Judge
of live stock can select a cow on the
Installment plan, half of the milk of
which will puy tor it in six months' time.
Thus it will be seen that in the course
of a couple of years the ambitious Kan
sas City youth may become the prop
rietor of a thriving dairy farm without
the expenditure of a cent.
fl3h meßh, besides In Japanse matting,
and with or without fringe. Tho Jap
anese matting hammocks are charming.
They are ornamental and delightfully
cool, as the other materials are for tbat
matter. This hammock la better for
Sleeping than th.: ordinary one, though
a timid woman says with a slippery mat
ting hammock she would think It neces
sary to have tho little railing at the
bottom carried around the sides. Tho
hammocks are not expensive, running in
price from $3.50 to $6.50. A hammock
couch this is called.
The summery-gaTden-party-loolclhg hat
fashionable women are wearing now la a
soft, crumpled affair of crinoline, which,
especially in white, is delightfully cool,
and, what is more, looks it; also that of
Tuscan straw and trimmed with chiffon
and laces, and every one has a black vel
vet bow. or two, to give It character and
to emphasize the pretty lightness of the
rest of the hat. Some small hats are
made of pretty light shades of taffeta
stitched. The hats Bet well back of the
face, and have more or less of a tendency
to rise at the left side.
Many little shoulder scarfs are being
worn this year. They are pretty little
things, not much wider than a sash, as
they are seen when not in use, though,
of course, not as long. They come in
delicate shades and in all sorts of pretty
soft materials, and make a pleasing addi
tion to the costume. They are useful, too,
for even so slight a protection over bare
shoulders or an unlined frock when warm
from exercising- is all that it needed
to prevent a cold. They are much more
sensible and are prettier in many ways
than larger wraps.
Stricken With !Nirnl> «lx.
T.A HARPE, 10.. July s.—K.iwarrt
Prentice, editor-in-chief of the Kansas
City Star, was stricken with paralysis t<>
day. and is supposed to be in a serious]
In all its stages there J*Al>#
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cleanses, soothes and heals
the diseased membrane. *Q&2d£&-jL
It cores catarrh and drives Ms?vss£^^^.
away a cold la the hsad ■■■■•
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orer the membrane and U absorbed. Belief is im
mediate and a care follow*. It is not drying—does
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gists or by mail; Trial Sice, 10 cent* by mail.
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la caused by an acid poison in the blood. This **■" ™™
poison is carried by the blood to all parts of the sys- TO-HOWIOW
tern, and is depoalied in the nerves, muscles and joint* Rheumatism is otprl
cious m it* attacks sometimes developing slowly, the aches and pains beW
Sakta-'SK'Shl 1? 1 bf t M9 hL A^ain Fths attack'wiU b^ sadden SSS Jv^
SS^\hi fH^ °f .ay ,* C^P? 19 Rubbing with HnimenU
and the use of other external remedies may giv« temporary relief, but^ou
OAH NOT CURE RHEUMATISM FROM THE OUTSIDE;
It Is in the blood; an internal remedy only can reach it 8 8 B antidote*
SSSh" ■«? driv«\ out «* acid Po'*>n firom th. btood, tone, up the nerV2
strengthen* the muscle, and relieves swollen, painful joints* _< H. g nev3
S_^w^ ii■■ faik to cure Rheumatism, either ac*?* or chronic;
//"■■J r\ 7j is ma(1« from roots and herbs; is h&nnlesa and safe.
Vl^^ V_^^. -¥ T£; ?_/? hMon« of BUckth«ar,(3*., uya: "My w!f«
_^«*^\ J^^^^Sl?^l^ 1"*1 for.r«»» with Chronic klMumaUsm of irery
X fl ___!jl p*hiftll. I tyJ>^L A'mO9t •**& t«atia«nt known _nd reo-
l_^<_rSß'ynff°.^r "»• <_"••' Rheum.ti.ra w ai tried Id T.ln.
W __f t d5 c f !^ e4, to tT * BißB i B- 9- whloh prompUy reached l_o
seat of th* diMaa* and •fffceted a ptnnutnt cure."
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BY II UK 11
TWO AND A IIAJ.F MILLIONS WIPED
OtT IN A
STAKDASD OIL THE LOSES
Or«_rt Tank. Explode and Hart the
Ilurniiiß OH in MiLny Direction*—
Brave Workmen I'rrvrnt Fur
ther Spread ol Kltunes.
NEW YORK. July s.—Mor* than $2,a».
--000 damage has already been done and a
number of persons have been severely
burned by a flr« that started in the
works of the Standard Oil company at
Constable Hook, Hayonne, N. J., early
thia morning. Twenty-three large oil
tanks, fifteen union tank-line cars, the
crude oil refinery, the compound sweat
ing plant, a Hungarian tenement and a
saloon have been utterly destroyed, and
the contents of twenty-three hugy oil
tanks are still burning in a sea of flame
covering over a hundred acres.
The crash of a lightning bolt as it
struck one of the connecting: plpo lines
at 12:45 o'clock this morning Vtaa the
signal fur the outburst of fire. Instantly
a great tnasn of flame appeared above
tanks 4, 6 and Hi, and swept in all direc
tions. These tanks contained I.SBCO.OOQ
gallons of oil each. Tajik No. 6 was split
The flaming oil immediately set the nfw
refinery on lire and swept acrosa the
railroad tracks of the National Storage
company, setting flr« to ftle trestle
track. The whole mass of flame leaped
into the air for hundreds of fe»>t, and as
(he blazing oil leaped and spread down
on the ground carried the flume* with It.
SEA OP FLAME.
This sfa of flame ran around the Hun
garian tenement house in tho rear of tho
Lanka. In an Instant the structure was
'loom'<i, the oocupanta barely having
time to get out of tfct; building alive, and
they rushed pett-mell over the ground to
:■<: from th« blazing sea that WB4B
chasiiiK thoni taster tlian any prairie
All about the yards tho flamei epread,
un«l ii ,i short while ten tai:ks were burn
ing. Thn Bayonne lire department waa
almost helpless. The private; flic d<i>.w:
--m< jnt of the works, the Bre apparatus at
Constable iiouk, (he G<-n rai CneihLuil
company ami tin- apparatua «>i' the Tide
water <'ii sqwpajty played* huge stn
an tin- biasing mass. As this had but lit
tle effort oil the ftaunes, the men turm'.l
the hose to the adjoining tank.-, vi.d also
at the edge of the Sowing and burning
oil, in an elforl to push it Lack.
in a few minutes a Mot of tugs was
nying acroaa the bay. Heavy volumes of
gaai-oharged srr.oko, which frequently Ig
nited like huge B.uapended charge* nt
magnesium, drifted aero.«s N-\v Xork bay,
and the see of b'uzlng oil was steadily
creeping toward the <i eks of the nil
works. Here lay over fifty vessels, includ
ing tank steamer* and b:irgf!» Ijlpch w r ■
made fast to these and they wore i>u!l>:l
out Into the bay.
TO SAVE PI EltS.
The flames had crept down to the wa
ter's eil^\ and even upon the wnt'-r It
self were groat patches of burntog oil,
that flapped their flames about and s I
fire to some of tie docks. The tugboat
captains did what they could ti) save the
piers, and tlvn formpd a seml-otrcle
around the burning oil and threw out log»
tv prevent it from spreading.
By thlg time; the flamo,s on th<» tanks
had gained such headway that by the
middle of Hi* day these were twenty-one
tanks burning. The burning fluid had Itfl
way, and as it crept <>n to the smalf
buildings In th,. yards, they were eonsum
the Union Tank lino and fotir cars of the
the Union Tank line find f'.ur cars of
Central Railroad of New Jersey were
burnpd. The new rHin'-ry, which
partially destroyed, originally cost I
000, and recent improvements have added
considorabiy t.j its value. About one-
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Send for our SPFCIAL 32-PAOi-. J-'RICE LL"> I ■ ■ e3 ?ir! thousands of other artlclos.
Postal card wii! bring this price list ALL tOODsat Wholesale Vrh 1 1 to Con-umt-rs. Sand
l«re« dnig catskiue l<|r?xl2Vf. It ctn'air.s over 100 rstos. A pof-lal car. . :*. All Druia
handled by kEOISTEKED PHARHAtI^IS. All kinds ofPMent Msdicires at wh to cr.ri
surr.ors. We wiil ssnd you this ca'.slogus freo for 1110 asking, and it win 3avi you HOWH riOMiV than any
investment you csn rrako, as no toods ?re so'.'j :*t the profit that dru^s srs. 'O-PENNV WIRE NAll 5,
$2.37. I hij IS A SPECIAL lIARU IS CONSIOEkISd PRhSH^T MAHKET VALIJ" . !
pricoi ss« 32-[.ag« free price Hut. We have an overstock of abovs sizos. Bargatns In Barl>a i Wtre.
list free. I. M- KOBERTS* SU»-PLY MCU^-E, nNNr.APOI.I3. fMNN.
A Grand Army veteran, who since the war has been In the grocery trade in Tin
toansburg, N. V., recently endured a series of troubles which seem worse than the
hardest campaigning. "Last March when I started taking Ripans Tabulcs I was a
very s ,dc man," he says. " I was suffering from dyspepsia and catarrh of the stomach.
There was noth.ng I took that seemed to help me, and I continued to get worse I had
no appetite, and what food I did eat would not digest. I could not sleep nights and
at times it seemed to me I would go crazy with the terrible headache from which I suf
fered. I commenced to get better right away after I began to take the Tabulcs My
appetite is now very good and I can eat anything and it don't distress me. The head
ache has d.sappeared. I sleep good at night. In fact, I feel like a different man I
cant say enough in praise of Ripans Tabules, and I mean to keep a supply on hand.
lam a veteran and a meml>er of the G. A. R. My age is fifty-one years. To any
one who is suffering from indigestion and drspepei* my advice ia to try Kioaos Tabuks.
| Tiiey will help you uxi do you good."
third of the plant !s !n ruins. The area
burned over la one hundred and twenty
five acres in extent.
Two tanks exploded tonight shortly
after 10 o'clock. Tai.k No. 15. which had
caught fire e«rllor, was getting bo hot
that it waa feared It would explodo at
almost any moment. The top of the
tank flew high into the air and the flames
blazed all over the top. In order to save
this and prevent further calamity an orn
ploye of the yard volunteered to attach
a pipe to the tank in order to draw tha
hot oil off.
Flames were trickling down the slda
of the big receptacle, but nevertheless
the pipe fitter placed a ladder against
the side of the tank and climbed up to
tho top round. With the Intent* heat
blistering his face and hands and small
strpuks of flam© dropping all about htm
he bored a hole In the sido of the tunk
and Into this Inserted tho pipe. In tfcl«
way th« employe* drew off a lot of tho
hot oil and prevented thlu tank from
These two tanks which caught fire to
night will probably Increase the loss by
1200.000. Earlier in the day Third Vice
President J. H. Alexander, of the Stand
ard Oil company, estimated the loss at
12,300,000. Tho Standard Oil company an
nounces that few of the 2,000 men em
ployed by it at the Hook will suffer, aa
all hands will bo wanted hi tho work oC
reconstruction, which will be begun
promptly. The fire 1» still burning.
Chicago News: After reading tht first
Chapter of novel a wonum la apt to
Jump to the conclusion.
Philadelphia Record: It Btands to rea
son that the man who follows the raoea
should not bo ahead ot them.
Florida Times-Union: When it comes
to a choice between racial f.-aiur«sa it Is
better to bo all eara than all mouth.
Chicago Democrat: When a man buya
a i>oor umbrella he gets doubly aouked.
Atchi..on Globe: The most wretched ;
pi* in tho world are tfiose who having
nothing to do. work themselves to dc-atu
trying to keep young.
Buffalo News: Thr> fool soundeth his
own praise, but llio wU.: man buys a T<»\v
columtu space in his newspaper and
■ —. .^ ,
Mow WurdM Are Coin il.
Within the last Bfty rears over |},OCO
crep) into tho
English language, somo of them bul for
an . phemeral i slstence, win o nei i,
which only a ishert timing. , weie cla ■ i
aa slan;r or vulgarisms, ur» to.j iv per
man. Nt parta of the i.inK r;i
i nless the origin of a slang word li
known II is almost mpos ibe t.> u-!i low
long it has been in u»e.
Butng wordfl whirh qrlg;nitf> in dlff
of ill- eoonti v natural y have thHr
own peculiar tigs'ficance, bul aftei ih y
has, traveled a few hundred miles the
The word "bogus." mining ( ouni<
or false, was once looked upon as a
wordj its origin Is somewhai peculiar.
Over half a century ;nc ■ man i
Borghese made Mm«-plf notnrl u< iv
drawing bii^ on flotlt'ou* b*nfes. Ha
name was commonly calle i Bogiu, and
ills iiiiis. as wi li as others of a similar
character, were unlversully styled bogus
A Riirlr-nqne Shoiv.
St. T.ouis aiobe n moemt
Shn was nlttlng th.r>» thrklni? wtat h'n
future might liuv" be n If ■ s had not
>rs;e," she said, "wliit in the word
would you (]■> If you wr:<- a M rmo:
had a doaen wives?"
He puff"! hifl f)U"> in thrvurht
"WeTl. Blla." Ik- ssld, Anally, "tn tall
the truth, if they were a i pret v en usjh
T should take tliein on the road as a bur
BtpMto l"<Minti «; uil <y.
rrt:ksi':i.'-;, July r> Th« as Uh ewirt
tc.ilay relu'''-l i Vfenlict Of •■ 11 i! t y «,i
to I I'l tho E*rlnce <<t Wales acaini r.
Jean Baptl t< Bipidlo, who flred .it tl.e
I;rlncj -.ii April I.
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