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VOL. XXIII.-NO. 188.
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' gram received today from the foreign
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° that all the missionaries of that church
/~\ ,i j c IT! II are safe at Shanghai.
Outset ot Trouble yon kettelers fate.
BERLIN, July 6.—The German consul
„ at Tien Tsin wires, under date of July 1,
♦hat an authentic letter from the Brit
_ T _-_ lsh minister at Peking, Sir Claude Mac-
Isew Horrors Reported From China, While No SK-^i?^^.SS3L dS!
TT consul added lhat It confirmed the state
lOliP IS HPlfl Ollt, lOr P nrPIDTIPrC! ments that Baron yon Ketteler, the Ger
-11Ul;t ±T> J-AtrlU VUI lUI J. UllylgllUla man minister, was shot dead June 20
.„. __ • -n 1 • b> Cn!neße soldiers while on his way to
Who WPTP 111 I PKintr the Tsung LI Yamen. His companion, an
Y» 11U "CICIUI Ca.lll^. interpreter named Conies, was danger-
LONDON, July 7, 2:40 a. m.—The Rus
rliin government announces that It will
i;lv<- Japan a free hand to apply military
fjroa In f'hina. The terms of this con
tract are set forth In the subjoined dls
patch from St. Petersburg, under date of
July 6. In reply to an Inquiry from the
.1.-iimnepc cabinet regarding the dispatch
<>f Japanese troops to China to render aid
to tlie foreigners In Peking, the Rus
t-inn government declared on May 12 that
It left the Japanese government full llb
erty <>f action In this connection, and the
Toklo cabinet expressed Its readiness to
i;<-t In full agreement with the other pow
11 Is in consequence of thin, no doubt,
tfcnt Japan is preparing to embark L'O.GOO
niore troops. Political oon»Kh?rations are
linis laid aside, at leapt by the govern
ments supposed 10 have the clearest Ideas
respecting china's future.
There seems little doubt us to the fate
of the foreigners In Peking.
Baron Hakashina, the now Japanese
minister, who arrived in London on Fri
day, said Hiut ten days would probably be
required for carrying troops 10 China. His
dictated statements contained these sen
"Jf all the conditions Japan has asked
were conceded, I see no reason why Japan
should not undertake the task of sup
pressing the trouble. The powers are all
i in wishing to put down the reb
t is, but It does not seem that they aie
agreed on the means."
Prom these authoritative utterances It
Is inferred that Japan does nominate
conditions, and that tin* concert of pow
ers Is a little tangled.
Details of further horrors at Peking aro
gathered by correspondents at Shang
hai, from Chinee sources, especially of
tie slaughter in the Chinese and Tartar
rity of thousands of native Christians, so
the capita) reeks with carnage. The ruth
thirst for blood is spreading ovrr the
northern provinces, and wherever there
Jire native Christian^ the scenes enacted
in the capital are reproduced in mlnla-
Froni these dispatches come nothlnp
further about the legation forces except
that they are all dead. It. is believed that
if the etttnese authorities wished to throw
lighl on the events in the capital they
could do so, hence the worst reports are
The action of Prince Tuan, father
of the heir-elect, is described by
Ihe Dally Mail as a sequence
to the grand council of ministers
at which Yung Lv advocated the sup
j■!•< ■ sion of the Boxers promptly. The
dowager enipresa gave her whole sup
port to Tang Lv and a seem- of disorder
ensued. Prince Tuan passionately inter
vened, backed by Jang Vih. They rush
ed from the council, and their partisans
raised the cry, "Down with the foreign
ers." The effect was electrical. The
eunuchs, palace officials of all sorts, and
most of the pojiulace took up the cause
rtnee Tuan. and his agents imme
ly put the emperor and the dowager
empress under restraint.
RUSSIA NS () V B RWH ELM ED.
The Che Poo correspondent of the Ex
telographing on Thursday, says
there Is no longer any doubt that disas
ter han overtaken the Russian force of
3,000 that left Tien Tsin for Peking on
June 31. The Russians had a full field
gun complement and carried their own
transports^ As nothing has been heard
from them for twenty-four days it Is as
sumed I hey have been overwhelmed.
Trustworthy news has been received
that the country to the northeast of Pe
king- is covered by the corpses of men
and houses of Western garrisons. Fight-
Ing of a desperate character took place
In the immediate vicinity of Tien Tsin
en July 4.
Taku dispatches say that an attack in
pieat force is expected at any moment.
The Chinese commanders are awaiting
the arrival of more guns and reinforce
ments before making an effort to retake
A dispatch from Shanghai to the Daily
Telegraph, dated July 5, says the losses
of allies up to June 29 totaled 600.
TO BEHEAD BOXERS.
According to the Daily Telegraph's cor
t> Bpondent in a dispatch dated Thursday,
United States Consul Me Wade has great
influence with Li Hung Chang, and has
persuaded him to issue a proclamation
containing detailed instructions to pre
fects, BUfbprefecta and magistrates. It
orders them to detect, behead and other
wise severely punish Boxers. These of
ficials, the proclamation says, will be
held responsible for the safety of the
missionaries and native Christians. The
governors of two Quoungs Join in this
proclamation. Another proclamation is
sued by U Hung Chang directs that per
eons starting any uprising shall be at
once beheaded, and that those spreading
false rumors shall be severely punished.
This last phrase in Chinese means
Flow strangulation in a wooden collar.
Wholesale executions are expected to fol
low these proclamations.
Official dispatches from Port Arthur to
the Russian government, bearing date of
July 2, show that the country to the
Jiorihward is in a state of disturbance,
iind that bands are destroying property.
>'•>: pirates have been captured by Rus-
Bian naval vessels at the island of Klong
The Hamburg-American Steamship
company has placed at the disposal of
Ewperor William their steamer Savonia,
•In- ; ,t Hong Kong today (Saturday), for
a a hospital ship in Chinese waters
The emperor has accepted the offer with
warm expressions of thanks.
A missionary who has returned to Ber
lin says that while In China he learned
fbe £t fatd §iobt
that hundreds of Mauser rifles had been
brought In In coffins supposed to con
tain the bodies of Chinese who had died
A special dispatch from Shanghai, dat
ed Friday, says the position of the allle9
at Tien Tsin Is becoming increasingly
critical, owing to lack of sufficient sup
plies, but only as a last resort will the
town be evacuated in favor of concentra
tion of forces at Taku.
OUTLOOK IS DARK.
BREMEN, July C—The firm of Mel
chors & v'o., of Shanghai, telegraphs, un
der «ate of July 6:
"We have reason to believe that all the
foreigners In Peking have perished.
"The rebellion Is spreading In North
"The foreigners at Tien Tb'.ti must quit
thai city, as fresh Chinese attacks arc ex
"The disturbances are Increasing In
"We see »tt prp-sent no occasion for ap*
prehension in the Yang Tse territory, 01
at Shanghai, as viceroys of Khang Tung
and Nunkin do not recognize the assum
ers Qi power at Peking."
BERLIN, July 6.—The emperor has tel
egraphed to the commander of the Ger
man squadion in Chinese waters, to the
governor general of Sh;;n Tung, to the
viceroys and others, offering 1,000 tael.s
to any one accomplishing the deliverance
of any foreigner of any nationality what
ever, now shut up in Peking, who ib
handed over to any German magistrate,
and offering to pay the expenses of the
publication cf this offer In Peking.
TO REPLACE LEGATION.
LONDON, July 6.—ln connection with
the cabinet mooting a story Is current
that several foreign office ofticials and
other government representatives wl;l
start for China via Vancouver immediate,
ly, circumstances permitting. It Is pre
sumed in some quarters that they are
Intended to constitute a new diplomatic
bureau which will temporarily take the
place of .the Peking legation.
HAVE NOT ESCAPED.
NEW YORK, July G.-Dr. Halsey, of
the Presbyterian board here, received a
cable from Che Foo saying that Dr. <?;orti
landt Van R< nsslar Hodges and his wife,
Dr. G. Mardley Taylor and the Rev. S. E.
.Slmcoxe and his wife are at Pao Ting Fu
and have not made their escape. The
H«v. J. Lowrle has escaped from Pao
Ting Pii and is now at Tien Tsin, and
the Rev. J. M. Miller and Mrs. Millci
have escaped and gone to Corvu.
AMERICA IN CHINA.
ST. PETERSBURG, July 6.—The No
voe Vremya, in a leading article today,
discusses the position taken by the Unit
ed States toward China. Alluding to
Secretary Hay's statement it says:
"We are convinced that in all the
states sincerely desirious of the return
of peace in the far East the views of
the American government will meet with
full approval. In the fundamental idea
the statement agrees with the com
munique of our government. It is sat
isfying to be able to point to this una
nimity of Russia with her old friend,
the United Stat'p."
The Blerwskt V]edbmsii also dwells on
the Identity of the leading principles
guiding the two governments.
NINE WERE KILLED.
LONDON, July 7.—The Times Tien Tsin
correspondent, telegraphing on July 3,
"Sir Robert Hart's messenger reported
that, the British legation, on June 24, had
nine soldiers killed and many wounded.
The women and children were safe, but
the food was bad and the ammunition
RAT OF HOPE.
LONDON, July 7. — Mr. Henry Lucy,
manager of the parliamentary corp3 l of
the Daily News, says that Lady Bighani,
•wife of Justice Bighorn, received a cable
on Friday announcing the safety of her
son, who was last heard of as shut up
in Peking, and says that If one can es
cape there is some hope for the others.
Mr. Bigham, who has teen heard from,
Is attached to the British embassy at
Constantinople and was visiting China.
JAPANESE AT TAKU.
LONDON, July 7.—The Tien Tain cor
respondent of the TUnes in a. dispatch
dated July 3, says:
"Twenty-two hundred Japanese troops,
with fourteen guns, have ariiwd at
Taku, and 800 are expected tonight."
CHICAGO, July 6.—Officers of the
American missionary board In this city
state that probably seventeen or more
of their representatives from the North
China mission are victims of the Peking
massacre. If the reports from. Shanghai
be correct. Following are the names of
those from the Chicago district, whom,
it Is feared, were murdered by the Box
Ament, Rev. William S., head of the
Peking compound, who went to the meet
ing early In May.
Ambrose, Miss Mary E., of the Tung
Chapin, Miss Abble 8., Tung Cho.
Evans, Miss Jane, Tunk Cho.
Havana. Miss J., Peking.
Matier, Mrs. Mary L... Peking.
Minor, Miss Luella, Tung Cho.
Murdoek, Miss Virginia, Peking.
Russell, Miss Nellie. Peking.
Seheffield, Miss Elizabeth, Peking.
Smith, Rev. Arthur, Pang Chuang.
Smith. Mrs. Emily.
Tewksbury, Rev. E. G., Tung Cho.
Tewksbury, Miss Grace.
Kalgan, Rev. Mark William.
Wykoff, Miss Gertrude.
Wykoff, Miss Grace, Pang Chuang.
The annual convention of the North
China-missionaries of the American board
and the board of the interior, the wom
en's branch of the same organization,
was held at Tung Cho, beginning May 22.
Tung Cho is thirty miles north of Peking.
While the convention was in progress
an attack was made on the town by the
BoxeYs, and after some days of fighting
the building owned by the American
board, where the convention was in ses
sion, was burned. As no report mentions
any one having been killed at this point,
the offlceds here argue that the members
of the gatnering must have escaped or
fled to Peking for safety.
As nothing has been heard from them*
since that time the mission officers fear
they are numbered among the dead at
CANTON, 0., July 6.-Th e following
SATURDAY MORNING, JULY 7, 19OO.—TEN PAGES.
BERLIN, July 6.—The German consul
at Tien Tsln wires, under date of July 1,
♦hat an authentic letter from the Brit
ish minister at Peking, Sir Claude Mac-
Donald, to the British consul there, dated
Peking, June 25, had Just arrived. The
consul added that it confirmed the state
ments that Baron yon Ketteler, the Ger
man minister, was shot dead June 20
by Chinese soldiers while on his way to
the Tsung LI Yamen. His companion, an
Interpreter named Cordes, was danger
ously wounded. Sir Claude Mac Donald
feared an immediate attack on the Brit
The consul said that Sir Claude Mac-
Donald believed that Baron yon Ketteler
was killed on the spot, but that his body
had not been found.
NO WORD OF HOPE FROM PEKING.
IXINDON, July 6.—There Is a mass cf
wild rumors from the far East. Though
bo contradictory on most points, It con
tinued unanimous as to the consumma
tion of the tragedy at Peking.
To consistent reports of the massacre of
the whites are now added the additional
horrors that savage soldiers butchered at
the capital 6,000 natives, Roman Catholic
converts. This comes In a Shanghai dis
patch of July 5, which only adds to the
reports given by respectable Chinese who
huve arrived from Chlan Fu, and who de
scribe Peking as an. inferno, the streets
literally running with blood. They con
firm numerous stories of executions and
untold tortures of the isolated foreigners.
Some European soldiers were captured by
a mob. Yung Lv, who advocated mod
eration, was killed by Tuan Tang
Vi and Tang Fuh Slan, who issued fresh
edicts ordering the merciless extermina
tion of all foreigners in the empire.
A»vfni Fate In Store for Foreigner*
NEW YORK, July 6.-W. W. Rockhlll,
director of the bureau of American re
publics, who served In China as secretary
of legation when the late John Russell
Young was there as minister, and who
Is a recognized authority in Chinese mat
ters, spoke feelingly in Washington last
night of the indignities which foreigner*
in Peking are reported to have Buffered
"This is something new In the history
of China," he said. "Foreigners nave
never before been publicly executed, and
we can only by analogy imagine what
has happened to foreign women and chil
dren In China. We know that in the
civil wars of China the greatest barbarity
was practiced, and it has been the knowl
edge of what might be expected which
has given rise to the custom of the con
quered party putting to death its women
and children before surrendering. No
doubt the dispatch tells but a small por
tion of the horrors of the spectacle In
China. It Js only a matter of time, how
ever, and what followed was the com
mon practice of barbaric and civilized na
tions. Had they been merely imprisoned,
their condition would have been pitiable
enough. Any one who has read of the
capture of and the tortures imposed on
Lord Loch and Sir Harry Parker in 1860,
and who knows the Chinese prisons have
not been Improved in the last fifty years,
can, appreciate in part the sufferings
which foreign residents in Peking must
have endured In the last month.
"There is little use In trying to por
tray what Indignities were heaped upon
the victims before death released them.
Without question they were horrible be- i
yond the imagination of civilized man.
Their captors add to the cruelty of the
American Indian the demoniac intensity
of a race that is almost civilized, a race
which appropriates the arts of white man
without appreciating them. The tale
which comes from Peking when entrance
Is gained by foreign troops will be one
unequaled in shudder-forcing qualities
since the days of the sepoy rebellion."
BIG FIRE UNDEK CONTROL.
I.omkc* Officially I'lnced nt About
Two nntl One-Half Million*.
NEW YORK, July 6.—The fire at the
Standard Oil company's works was prac
tically under control at 6 o'clock to
night, and will probably burn itself out
by tomorrow morning.
The official estimate of the loss is $2,
--■400,000. The company insures its own
property, a fund being set aside for that
111 IMS I Hill 1 Hi
The Former Vice President Will Accept the Honor and Make the
Race—He Had Been Asked If the Use of His
Name Would Be Satisfactory.
"Yes, I will accept the nomination as
the Democratic candidate for vice presi
dent of the United States. I was not a
candidate for the nomination and I feel
deeply grateful for the honor paid me.
The man who would not would be in
sensible to gratitude." So Adlal E. Stev
enson, named in Kansas City as the run
ning mate of William J. Bryan, Baid last
night. He reached Minnetonka beach,
Lake Minnetonka, yesterday but a few
hours ahead of the news of his nomina
Gen. Stevenson was at the cottage of
his daughter, Mrs. M. D. Hardin, when
the news was wired to Minnetonka Beach
and he was soon surrounded by his de
lighted friends, all anxious to congratu
All the afternoon the operator at the
little station was kept busy receiving
congratulatory telegrams from all parts
of the country, and the grass In front of
the Hardin cottage was threatened with
the fate of the lawn that once graved
the McKinley residence at Canton.
The trains to the lake carried a number
of enthusiastic Democrats, all anxious to
pay their respects to the man who had
once before been honored by a Demo
cratic national convention and who had
furthermore been elected vice president
of these United States.
The* visiting delegations found Gen.
Stevenson seated on the lawn at the side
of the Hardin cottage, surrounded by his
daughter and several of the neighbor
PLEASED WITH THE HONOR.
"I am more than delighted, more than
MR. CHARLES A. TOWTtE TO RE-
TfRK TO THE CITY BY THE
IIE FIILKD lil BIS lIHBITIOI
RECEIVED LKSS THAN HALF AS
MAJTV VOTKS AJSi DID MR,
HILL, OF NEW YORK
NOMINATION OF STEVENSON
It Seemed Certain From the Begin
ning of the foil of States on
Selection of a, Can
KANSAS CITY, July 6.~The national
committee of the Silver Republicans de
cide to Indorse Stevenson.
The Populist committee adjourned
shortly after 2 o'clock, after deciding to
take no action until after Mr. Towne
ehall have had a conference with Mr.
Bryan. Mr. Towne will leuye for Lincoln
By a Staff Correspondent
KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 6.-Charles
A. Towne can go back to Duluth to run
against Page Morris for congress. The
Democrats of the East and South effect
ed the combination they bare been Peek
ing ho long, Illinois' favorite- eon, Adlai
E. Stevenson, backed by the presence of
a host of Illinois Democrats, being made
the center of the defense against the
menace of Populistic control which the
old line Democrats south' of Mason and
Dlxon's line seemed especially to fear.
Even David Bennett Hill, afler absolutely
declining to stand as a candidate, ob
tained two votes for every one cast for
Towne on the first call of the roll, al
though when Hawaii's Prince Daivld had
cast the last Bix for Till, Tennessee
switched in an Instant to help fatten the
Illinois man's sbi> 1/^ up to the required
two-thirds majk. Alabama, which hud di
vided, giving Will the lion's share, fol
lowed, and the band wagon feature re
tired in a few minutes the candidacy of
Towne. Even his own sta^e finally swung
National Committee-man, and Delcgate
at-Large T. D. O'Brien, serene in a linen
suit, appropriate to Kansas City In this
season, Bald that he felt that he was
truly representing not only Minnesota
delegates, but Minnesota Democrats and
the wishes of Mr. Towne himself in cast-
Ing Minnesota's eighteen votes aolidly for
Stevenson, and thus ended the candidacy
of Duluth's gifted orator before the Dem
It was a decision deliberate and seem
lngly dispassionate, but tremendously
popular, of the convention that the time
was one when Democrats sftould be put
on guard. The idea was ventilated In
speech after speech, and it would seem
the sentiment which has kept David Ben
nett Hill before the convention from first
to last as a peculiarly interesting ligure
and excessively problematic factor, "1
am a Democrat," was all the convention
needed of him.
Beckham, of Kentucky, stood a chance,
and even the beardless f:i'-c and boyish,
slight figure of the young man who ha<
bt en a conspicuous figure for months In
one of the bitterest political battles of
history could not lose him favor with
either the convention or' the audience.
Had Beckham not been needed In Ken
tucky, he mteht have taken the mantle
that threatened several times to fall on
Even the eloquent trib;ile of Georpo
Kred Williams to Towne us the "Intellect
ual and moral peer" of Bryan could not
avail against the insistent demand for a
Democrat of the old school, true to tho
party in fair weather and foul. Such was
the convention's judgment of Stevenson.
It was evident when H/Utchlnson, "the
Georgia Giant." in seconding the nomina
tion of the Illinois man, referred (some
what facetiously but with more serious
ness of purpose) to the fact that
In the remote past, as ass'isiant postmas
ter general his candidate hart been ab:e
to discriminate with wonderful precision
pleased with the honor paid me today,"
he said, "and the man would be indeed
insensible to gratitude who would refuse
to appreciate the honor of being selecte-3
as the choice of a political party for vice
"I approve the entire platform, and I
believe the outlook of the party to be
bright. I will not make'any idle boasts,
and declare that our success is certain. I
realize that we will have a fight, but I
believe that the party will win, and will
do my best to help gain the victory.
"I would rather at this time refrain
to discuss the platform-in particular, as
I have had but little time to consider it—
merely had a chance to look It over while
on the train—but I believe that imperial
ism will be the paramount Issue, the great
isue of the campaign, and the issue that
the fight will be made oh.'
"I would rather give bfaeiftnanolal plank
careful and deliberate Consideration be
fore expressing any opinion regarding it.
"All in all I consider, the platform a
strong one and I approve of It from be
ginning to end.
"As to my plans for tlie campaign I can
at this time say nothing, as I have not
had time to consider anything, only hear
ing of my nomination but a few hours
"I, of course,knew several days ago that
my name would be considered, as the
Illinois delegation wired me, asking me
If I would accept, but at the same time
I did not consider myself a "real candi
date for I replied that iVas in the hands
of my friends.
."I expect Senator J. K. Jones, who has
a cottage right near hme, to arrive in a
few aaye and then I %Hl consult with
IMPORTANT NEWS OF THE DAY
Weather Forecast for St. Paul.
I—Speculating About Peking-.
Convention Goaalp. .
Clone of the Proceeding*.
Talk With Stevenson.
2— Xortliwddp m Saengerfeat.
Clreii* Due Today.
Recovery of Lost Gems.
To Combat Contagion.
■ B—Minneapolis Mnttera.
Cyclone In W Ueonnln,
O—Nomination of Stevenson.
7—Bryan In Pleaded.
H— \ew« of the RntlroadM.
In the Local Co art*.
O—Maxketa of the World.
Chicago Sept. Wheat, 8O 7-Bc.
l«>— In Local Uii...r Field.
State National (iaanl.
« n|»t. Eva's Work.
between a Republican and a Democrat.
Hutchlnson's robust physique Is bup
plemented by a clear, strong voice, that
was easily heard in all parts of the hal,
and the evident favor which greeted his
utterance was significant. It was per
haps the keynote of the campaign as truly
as anything In Chairman Thomas' open
ing address, or even In the platform, and
certain it is that its approval was unan
imous In a convention where some ques
tions aggressively forced to the front by
Interested leaders or localities were tol
erated rather than welcomed.
The Silver Republicans were disgruntled
over the action of the Democrats, ami bad
a lively time at their convention at the
Auditorium Immediately after. Mr.
Towne, howevei, appeared before them,
and In an Impassioned address implored
them to place country ahead of the
"We have been following the cause of
duty too long to falter now. We may
differ as to our Judgment, but we, as
Silver Republicans, must not question one
anothers motive. This Is not a small
matter to me. I have considered It prayer
The almost riotous convention subsid
"I do not BBk you for pity" implorod
Towne. "I do want Justice. My duty, and
the duty of all Sliver Republicans, Peo
ple's party men and others, as I see it, is
to converge all our force on the point
where we can make a decisive batile that
Is to defeat McKinley and elect Bryan.
It is not a question as to what will be
the result to me, for that is a little thing;
nor of the party, which is a greater thing;
but of our country, which Is everything."
The appeal was a telling one, and the
convention soon adjourned.
-W. G. McMurchy.
INCOME TAX TPLANK.
It In Included in Itcafllrinatlon of
KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 6.—The in
come tax was left out of the platform
as adopted by the convention, and the
attention of the Democratic leaders was
called to it early in the clay. • Chairman
Jones, of the committee on resolutions,
intended to make a motion to have the
income tax provision inserted. He did
not make the motion, however, and it Is
not Included in the platform. It was
stated tonight that the reamrmatlon
principles of the Chicago platform includ
ed the income tax provision.
JAM AMI CHI sll.
Delegate** Leaving; Kansas City for
KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 6.-The Jam
and crush that has existed (luring the
last three days In the great convention
hall was transferred tonight to the union
depot, where th« delegates gathered in
great crowds waiting for their trains.
Before the convention had actually ad
journe.l many of the delegates had left
the hall and were making a rush for the
railroad ticket offices and to their hotels
for their luggage.
At 6 o'clock a crowd surrounded the
office window in the depot where the
sleeping car tickets were sold. }iy night
fall nearly two-thirds of the crowd had
left tho city, and by noon tomorrow
Kansas City will have resumed its no»
him and know something more definite re
garding plans than I do imw.
HIS PLANS UNCERTAIN.
"What my plans will be remain to be
Been," he said. "At this time It in Im
possible to say Just what I will do. I
will, of course, take an active part ta
the campaign, but until Chairman Jones
arrives I will not know just what I am
to do. I Intended staying at the lake
all summer, but my nomination has
changed all thi.s and I can only say that
I will be here for a certainty two or
During the late afternoon and In the
evening the business men with cottages
at Mlnnetonka Beach all made their way
to the Hardin cottage and sought out
the candidate. The villagers, too, all
goon learned the news arid the Hardin
cottage was the Mecca of all at the
beach l?st night.
Gen. Stevenson came to Minnetonka
Beach to spend the summer with his
daughter, but now with the nomination
his plans will be changed and he will
probably remain at the lake but a few
"How does it feel to be nominated the
second time, general?" asked an en
thusiastic Democratic admirer, as the
shook hands with Gen. Stevenson. The
question caused a smile to wrinkle the
face of the white-haired man, but he
grateful now as he did when he was
Quickly replied that he felt as deeply
named the running mate of Grover Cleve
"I cannot tell you how I appreciate
the honor," he said to the man. "I in
.tended to do somr campaigning for the
party before and now I wUI work all the
PRICE TWO CBNTOH&SraBU
!■« ■■! OH
Enthusiasm Never Lagged, and Crowds Left
the Hall Cheering for the Candidates
Selected by Delegates
Nomination of Mr. Stevenson Popular—Sen
ator Jones to Again Direct the
KANSAS CITY. Mo., July «.-Th e Dem
ocratic national ticket was completed to
day by the nomination of Adlal E. Stev
enson for vice president. The nomina
tion was made on the first ballot, state
aiter state joining in the wild scramble
to record their support of the winning
candidate. It was not accompanied by
any such frantic demonstration of ap
proval as had marked the proceedings at
previous stages, although the result fol
lowed a spirited and at times highly
dramatic contest between the udvocates
of Stevenson, Towne, Hill and the lesser
A distinct triumph of the day in the
way of popular ovation was that accord
ed to Senator Hill, and Jn Its spon
taneity and enthusiasm was one of tho
most notable features the convention
haa produced. It was nocompanied too
by a remarkable scene when Hill earn
estly appealed to his friends against be
ing placed In nomination, and then find-
Democratic Nominee for Vlre President.
ing his protest in vain he strode to the
platform and In tones which left no doubt
of their sincerity earnestly besought the
convention not to make him tho nominee.
The proceedings today imiyed with
greater briskness than on the two )i
ceding days, for there waa none of th<»
tedious waits for platform arid commit
tee. The aspect of the va.st auditorium
was truly Democratic when the session
began. Anticipating the dose of the con
vention the general public was admitted
freely, and as a re«uH gteat crowds
emptied Into the body of the hall, not
only filling every available soat In the
area and aisles, but also overflowing Into
the arena reserved for <: while
some more adventuresome Individuals
scaled the Iron girders and looked down
from a dizzy height on the 30,000 people
packed below. The crowd practically
took possession of the proceedings and
at times the chairman and h:s Officials
were ho pewedeas to proceed (hat they
gave up to the multitude until the va
rious demonstrations spent themselves.
NAMING OF TOWNE.
On the call for nominations Alabama
yielded to Minnesota and the latter state
presented Its young champion of silver
Republicanism and Democracy—Charles
A. Towne. The mention of his name was
the signal for a flattering demonstration
In his honor, men and women joining In
the outburst. Far off In a corner of the
auditorium a young woman could be
Been frantically waving in one hand a
lithograph of the Mlnpesotan and in the
other the Stars and Stripe*. On the
floor the Nebraska, Minnesota and one or
two other delegations Joined in the dem
onstration, but it was noticeable that it
did not evoke any widespread enthusiasm
among those who were about to do the
Gradually other delegations began to
rise, some of the New forkera getting
to their feet, and for a moment It look
ed as though the convention might i»e
(arrif.'d off Its feet. But again th<--r> was
heard a counter storm of protestation and
discordant hisses. For ten minutes the
demonstration over Towne lasted with
varying degrees of intensity.
Meantime attention was b-ing direct 1
to an excited group massed in front of
the New York section, with Hill as the
vortex of a struggling throng of dele
gates. They pressed forward from all
quarters of the hall, urging'him to per
mit his name to be placed before the con
The face of the New Yorker was a
study as the demands upon him came
from all sides. He sat In the front row
of del««ates, with ex-Senator Murphy on
Ms right and Judge Van Wyck on his
immediate left. A second seat aw.iy was
Mr. Croker. IJill protested vociferously.
Judge Van Wyck said he could not re
fuse. Murphy and Croker pleaded with
him to obey the will of the convention
While the pleadings continued the <. |
of Delaware was heard above the uproar,
and Delaware yielded »er place to New
York. At (his the portly form of Senator
Grady, the silver-tongued orator of New
"J ork. pushed through the densely pack
ed aisles up to the platform. There waa
a hush through the hall to hear wh»\t
word New lot* h«d to offer.
BILL Ifl PRKSENTED.
"In behalf of the united Demoonuy or
New York. 11 shouted Orady, "1 prliSlMt
as a candidate tot vice president the name
Of David Henuett HHI."
Thu effect was eUctrleal. and a tidaJ
wave of enlhuslastn swept over the con
vention. Delegates stood (>n their chain
and waved frantically, not In a few scat
tered groups, but in s,^id ptoaJaaxts.
Kl.irs and standards were anain mln K led .
in a triumphant procession, while uro.tr
us If from N'lngarn pulsated through th«
preat structure (Jra.lv stood the,,., protld
ly waiting for the ntorin to subside H u t
as he waited the audience observed a
Btrange pantomime. They saw Mil! 1,-hvo
the New York delegation and pu»h
AULAI K. >l i:\ i;>so\,
through the throng up to tho i»l:itform.
They h<-;.r<i him appeal to Orady to with
draw, while (•,,:• r was api
from the ihake of his head and hi* ad
vance to the front <>r the platform t->
i onclude his nominating speech.
When iii>' demonstration hud subsided
Orady completed hi- speech placing Hill
before the convention. Bat a* he st<i'
i/"i fri.iii the platform th.- man who bad
just been placed In nomination i<. .k hla
place. The senator looked oul m
even savagely, on tho shouting Uku
smhlh. Whi ii he could be heard he i
<iu<- acknowledgment of the honor <i<.n«
"Bat I cannot; T must r ,,,t. »»■ ih ■ i.< m
ir.ee f thiv convention," hr daelared with
He w;is frequently Interrupted with en
thusiastic shout* of approval, but when
he :<-ft the platform the delegates were
firmly convinced from his words »u.<i
manner thai he wan siacerel] deslnaui <<t
having his nasit withheld. It Is prob
aliy tins alone which prevented a nom
ination by acclamation then •
tot the i mpestuous Fj.irit ntanifi
showed 'n.-it the convention was oij the
point of being carried off its f<. t.
BTEVKNSON LOOMS UP.
Tt waa boob apparent that wfln Hill
out, Stevenson was a strong favorite.
State after state seconded his nomina
tion, Georgia, Indiana, Virginia, lowa,
Kentucky and Illinois. Some of th<
friend* or inn still malm
their allegiance to him, and the •'■■
tloo ; of New Jersey, Lout lana
others seconded his nomination.
A nun. lm- r of favorite sons also w< r 9
placed in nomination, Maryland bi
forward (k.<v. John Walter Smith; \\~i--h-
Ington naming James Hamilton Lewis;
North Carolina nominating Col. Julian
<';irr, and ohfo presenting the nun- of
A w. I. trick.
it w;is after 2 o'clock when the second.
Ing speeches, many of them wearl
were conctudefi, and the balloting •
As th<- roll nras called 1, Mr. inn apjx
on the platform, and in a few vs-n . .
word* withdrew from the cont<
The vote was followed with intense in
terest, for, when Alabama anno
three for Stevenson arwi nineteen for Hill,
it looked .'is though a close and <x
conteji was to occur. But it was soon
evident that Stevenson ha . lead.
At the clo.se of the call in- had '
which, however, was not enqagh to n»m.
mate, the requisite two thirds being C 4.
11 in had received -**> votet and Towne
U%, Bui before th<- announcenu nt of
the result :i strong-lunged delegate from
Tennessee stood on his chair ami an
"Tennessee changes h'-r twenty
Votes from Hill to Stevenson."
That started the tide Irreststlbi
wards Stevenson. From every quarter of
the hall came cries for recognition. North
Carolina changed from Carr to .
Even New York linally but reluctantly
announced Its change from Hill to BI
Bon. That ended it. Btevensen'a nom
ination w;is assured, although for
time longer the various ! ' Inucd
to record their changes from Town< % .
other candidates t" i. la IVo
en 1 the i.'(ruination v. inanimouff.
The announcement Was greeted With
enthusiastic approval, and a
standards and banner* were borne about
the building in tribute tv the patty not