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VOL. XXVII.—NO. 190
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FIRST TEST BALLOT GIVES PARKER ALLIES 647 VOTES
IN SUPREME CONTROL
Mr. Bryan Fails in His Effort to Mar
shal a Third of the Democratic Del
egates in Opposition to Parker—
Test Vote on Illinois Does Not
Show Parker's Full Strength—He
Is Practically the Nominee in Ad
vance of the. Presentation of His
Name—Convention May Not Finish
Today, but Complete Ticket Satur
day After Nominating Parker
Special to The Globe and New "York Herald
ginning of a new epoch in American politics.
The first test vote in the Democratic national convention
came this evening near the end of the second session of the
second day of the convention and after many hours of wild
disorder, intense excitement and excessive discomfort. Mr.
Bryan tried to hold a third of the convention and failed. The
test was on the question as to whether the Illinois delegates,
whose seats were contested by the- Harrison and Hearst
forces, should be displaced. Mr. Bryan made the fight his
ACCEPT BRYAN'S CHALLENGE
He liad not only gone into the committee on credentials
to favor the unseating of the Hopkins delegates, but he per
sonally read the minority report of the committee from the
platform and made two speeches in support of the report.
He made a very strong plea and he made it with the con
fident assurance that he would be able to marshal more than
a third of the delegates and thus demonstrate to the country
that he eouid exercise the veto power in the convention and
defeat the nomination of Judge Parker. . The Parker men ac
cepted the challenge. The word was sent out that it was to
be a test of the strength Parker would have after the favorite
eons dropped out.
The vote was: Yeas 299, nays 647.
BRYAN CONTROLS LESS THAN A THIRD
This means that, come what may, Mr. Bryan will control
less than 300 delegates. It means that Judge Parker will
have very nearly, if not quite, two-thirds of the convention
on the first ballot and that his nomination will probably be
an actual fact before the roll call is considered.
Judge Parker did not get his actual strength on this test
vote. Delaware, for instance, divided its vote evenly be
tween the radicals and conservatives. Florida, which gave
Bryan four votes today, will give the same four to Mr.
Hearst tomorrow and will change during the roll call. Ken
tucky, which voted for Bryan today, is pledged to Parker.
Maine, which divided even, will go solidly for Parker to
morrow. Ohio, which gave Bryan 21 votes today, will cast
a solid block of 46 for Parker. South Carolina, which gave
its IS votes to Bryan, will tomorrow be on the Parker band
wagon. Illinois did not vote today, and her 54 votes will
be cast for Hearst under instructions, but if there is a second
ballot, they, too, will be recorded for Parker.
PARKER IS NOMINEE IN ADVANCE
This vote drove into the heads of Mr. Bryan and Charles
F. Murphy with the force of sledge hammer blows ■ the
knowledge that Judge Parker is practically the nominee of
the Democratic party in advance of the presentation of his
name. They are still looking for troubia and the demonstra
tion for Mr. Bryan on the floor of the convention today was
indicative of two things: First, that the great mass of the
Democratic voters of Missouri and adjacent states, who pack
ed the convention! still regard Mr. Bryan as a great man, a
magnificent leader and ardent patriot; see,ond,, that Tammany
Hall, at all hazards, has determined to harass the Parker men
to the last and will defer the consunrlmation of Judge Par
ker's splendid victory as iong as possible.
The defeat of Mr. Bryan came on the eve of the eighth an
niversary of the famous "cross of gold" speech with wliich
Mr. Bryan won the party leadership in 1896/~H*is speech was
made on July 8, 1896. "
SHEEHAN MASTER OF SITUATION
The checking of the Bryan demonstration today was due
to the leadership of William F. Sheehan. Mr. Sheehan is the
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THE NEWS INDEXED
Democratic Convention, Second Day
Boy Seriously Injured by Slingshot
Kansas Under Water
Russians Win Victory
McConnell to Advertise State
Assembly Elects Two Members of
Board of Abatement
Merriam Park Firemen in Trouble
News of the Northwest
News of the Railroads.
Defeats Ice Monopoly at World's Fair
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In the Sporting World
Of Interes^to Women
Financial and Commercial
Ordinance Creating New Patrol Limits
■■ Introduced :'v-r-:? ■"'}<■"
FRIDAY MOEjS ING V JULY 8, 1904— TEN PAGES
POINTS OF SUBCOMMITTEE PLATFORM
Large reductions can be made safely in government expenditures.
Honesty should be enforced in the public service, executive departments of the government Investigated and the
No government contracts with unlawful combinations.
Against executive usurpation.
Wise and conservative revision and gradual reduction of the tariff by the masses for the common weal.
Reduce tariff on trust-produced articles and allow foreign competition.
Maintenance of the money standard of value.
Early completion of the Isthmian canal. - .
Enforcement of present laws to control trusts and what new legislation Is necessary.
Liberal trade treaty with Canada.
Give labor and capital their Just rights.
Generous pensions by legislation.
Upbuild merchant marine and denounce ship subsidy.
Impartial enforcement of civil service Saws. -. —-.
West congratulated on Irrigation law.
Preserve open door in the Orient without absolute "government.
Give the Filipinos independence.
Favor election of senators by popular vote.
(The full text of th« platform I* given on page 7.)
KANSAS is AGAIN
Rivers Overflow and Towns Are
KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 7.—The
Kaw river overflowed its banks near
the Missouri Pacific bridge at 11 o'clock
tonight and the water is now spreading
over the west bottoms or wholesale
district of Kansas City, Mo. The water
is two feet deep at St. Louis avenue
and Hickory street, three blocks from
the union station. The river is rising
slowly, but it is not believed the water
will reach the union station tonight.
Mayor Gilbert, of Kansas City, Kan.,
is using all the means at his command
to care for the hundreds of homeless
people who have been driven from the
flood-strfcken districts. Tonight he sent
the following telegram to Secretary of
"Ten thousand people have been
driven from their homes in Kansas
City, Kan., by floods. I earnestly re
quest that you direct commander at
Fort Leavenworth to issue rations we
may need. "Please answer."
Flood High at Wichita
WICHITA, Kan., July 7. — Wichita
today experienced the most serious
flood in the history of the city, the re
sult of the overflow of the Arkansas
river. Even the flood of 1877, to which
old residents have pointed, is said to
have been surpassed by the volume of
water that has swept and is still sweep
ing over the city.
All the northwestern part of Wichita
is under water. Three hundred houses
are surrounded, the water at many
reaching to the second-story windows.
The city lies between these two
streams* Wichita is completely hem
med in tonight, trains from all direc
tions being at a standstill. One death
is reported, that of Mrs. C. G. Mc-
Adams, who died from fright. Her
house was surrounded by water.
KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 7.—Ar
mourdale, the packing house suburb
of Kansas City, Kan., has been prac
tically deserted, most of its 5,000 citi
zens having been driven from their
homes by the overflow of the Kaw
river, for the second time in thirteen
months. Tonight the river is station
ary, at a stage of 25.8 feet, or nine feet
below the highest mark reached in the
high flood of June, 1903. By tomorrow
noon the Kaw will, according to Weath
er Observer Connor, have risen two
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BOYS HIT PLAYMATE
IN HEAD WITH ROCK
Joseph Nechodomu's Skull Is
Fractured by Stone From
Joseph Nechodomu, eleven years old,
living at 374 Arbor street, was struck
in the back of the head,- yesterday aft
ernoon by a stone tMrown from a
slingshot, and is at the city hospital
suffering from a fracture of the skull.
The boy remained in a serious condi
tion last night.
The boy's injury, it is said, is due to
a dispute he had with other boys in the
neighborhood. He wa4 a newcomer
and had not been well received among
the boys. It is said that yesterday aft
ernoon the ill feeling developed into a
dispute and that shorlijr; after he was
struck with the x sttme 'ftWn the sling
lie was rendered unconscious and
was taken to the city hospital, where
he revived. The boy was unable to tell
who manipulated the slingshot, but the
police are making -an effort to locate
the guilty one. Joseph Nechodomu is a
son of Hypoit N. Necbodomu.
JEWELS OF MARQUIS
WERE MADE OF PASTE
Creditors Discover Famous Collection
LONDON,. July 7.—The jewels of the
Marquis of Anglesea, one of the chief
assets relied upon by his many cred
itors, have been discovered to be mainly
of paste. The workmanship is so ex
quisite that experts on making a first
examination were deceived and valued
the famous jewel collection at $850,000.
They are now found to. be worth $200,
HARBOR WORKERS IN
HAVANA ARE ON STRIKE
Eight Thousand Men Are Out and Gov-
ernment Is Bound Not to Yield
HAVANA, July 7.—A.flfrike of the Ha
vana harbor workers wife inaugurated to
day. The tieup is coniplete. It is esti
mated that 8,000 men, axe. Involved in the
strike. Large liners •? afre. being unloaded
by their crews.
The government is determined not to
yield to the unions the control of the dis
tribution of custom . house barges.
WHOM DOES IT LOOK LIKE
JAPS LOSE FIGHT
Russians Surprise Enemy and
Kill 1,000 of the Mikado's
Special Cable to The Globe
ST. PETERSBURG, July 7.--One
thousand Japanese were killed or
wounded in an engagement near Lan
tyansan yesterday. The Russian loss
is reported about 300.
Gen. JCashtalinsky's brigade sur
prised the Japanese outposts early in
the morning, captured the pickets
without raising alarm, charged the
main camp and shot or bayoneted
every man in it.
Aroused by the firing, the Japanese
reinforcements rushed up and fiercely
attacked the Russians. The Japanese
made three desperate assaults, each of
which were repulsed. The last time
the Russians were nearly surrounded.
At this juncture a fresh Russian bat
talion came up, enabling Gen. Kashtal
insky's force to retire safely and in
Ship Strikes Mine
TOKYO, July 7. —While engaged in
special work off Dalny the Japanese
gunboat Kimon struck a Russian
mine and sank almost immediately.
Commander Takahsi ordered the crew
to enter boats and leave the ship, but
refused to leave himself, and it is pre
sumed that he remained on board and
went down. A majority of the crew
escaped in boats. Besides Commander
Takahsi two officers and fifteen men
Torpedo Boats Sunk
LONDON, July 7.—A dispatch to a
news agency from St. Petersburg says
Vice Admiral Skrydloff has reported
that on July 3 the Russian cruisers
commanded by Vice Admiral Bezobra
zoff met a Japanese squadron, consist
ing of three battleships, four protected
cruisers and torpedo boats, in the Ko
rean gulf and turned back. The Jap
anese pursued the Russians, the bat
tleships and the cruisers firing on
them without result. The Japanese
torpedo boats then attacked the Rus
sian ships, which returned the attack,
and Admiral Bezobrazoff believes that
two of the enemy's torpedo boats were
sunk by the Russian fire. The next
morning the Japanese had disappear
Japs Advance on Kaichou
TA TCHI KIAO, July 6.—The Jap
anese swarmed "over the mountain
crests early this morning and ad
vanced on Kaichou, compelling Gen.
Chirikoff, -with the center of the Rus-
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PEIOE TWO CENTS SU'SiRx.
CONVENTION IS IN
A CONTINUOUS DIN
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PARKER AND BRYAN
Wild Cheering for Nebraska Man*
Changes to Uproar in Honor of
Judge Parker—Report of Creden
tials Committee Is Adopted in Face
of Bryan's Opposition to the Hop
kins Delegates in Illinois — He
Makes Two Rather Bitter Speeches
—Champ Clark, Permanent Chair
man, Gives His Address—Adjourn
ed Till This Morning
ST. LOUIS, Mo., July 7. —The Democratic national con
vention today adopted the report of the committee on rules,
credentials and permanent organization. The session opened,
at 1O o'clock-, an hour later took a recess until 2 p. m. and ad- j
journed at 6:50 until 10 o'clock tomorrow.
During the day several speeches were made, chief of j
which was William J. Bryan's effort tq overthrow the report j
of the credentials committee and seat contesting delegates i
from Illinois. The controversy was ended by the rejection I
of the minority report of the committee by a vote of 647 nays '
to 299 yeas. .':
Though Mr. Bryan's speech and his appearance on the "j
floor of the convention was cheered far beyond any previous '
demonstration, it made few votes. The alignment of dele-i j
gates proved the correctness of previous estimates of the di- !
vision between those who favor the radicals and those who !
are supporting the conservative element which "is now in
CLARK CUTS SPEECH SHORT
When the result of the contest was announced the report
of the committee on permanent organization was made. \
Representative Champ Clark, who was chosen permanent
chairman, addressed the convention. He had prepared and
furnished to the press a speech of great length. The houi 1. j
was so late when he gained the platform, however, that ho
spoke about three hundred words and left his audience to
read the remainder.
The ovation given to Mr. Bryan was one of the greatest •
ever transpiring at any of the notable events for which the
immense coliseum is famed. It was begun before the after
noon session of the convention had been called to order and
continued for twelve minutes with so much furore that Tern-* !
porary Chairman Williams and all of his assistants, inelud- '
ing a hundred policemen, were unable to restore order.
Quiet came only after the Parker forces joined in and by per
sistent efforts turned the tide by a counter great demonstra
tion for the New Yorker, so that the favorite candidate for the
nomination for president finally reaped the harvest of en- :
thusiasm sown for Mr. Bryan. j
CHEER BOTH BRYAN AND PARKER
The inconsistencies of a huge unorganized body, such as
is formed by the spectators, delegates and alternates making i
up a great political convention, was aptly illustrated in today's '
gathering. Thousands of throats cheered Bryan as lustily as
they did wJneri he was chosen eight years ago as the Demo
cratic candidate for president. The great tumult to the un
initiated would have been proof positive that the Nebraskan
more than ever was the hero of his party. And yet, when a
banner' bearing the inscription, "Georgia's Parker Delega
tion," was taken to the platform and held aloft where all .
could see, the applause was directed that way. "Without
pausing in their enthusiasm the great throng of men and
women shouting the name of Bryan switched to Parker as
if their only ambition w^s to cheer and make a great noise.
LEAVES PHILIPPINES OUT
The morning session of the convention was without ma
terial interest except for the dissension caused by objection to
that part of the report from the committee on rules which I
provides for the seating of delegates sent by Porto Rico and •
other insular possessions. Several delegates discussed the re
port and a roll call was asked for, but the report was adopted
finally without resorting to that method of determining the
action of the convention, but as a result of a ruling by the
temporary chairman, acquiesced in by the convention, which .
had the effect of refusing representation to the delegates who
had come from the Philippines. They were excluded because
the Philippines are not considered a part of the United States.
Senator Jerry South, of Arkansas, moved to amend the
report so as-to make it include the Philippines. He asked for
a roll call, but this was voted down on a heavy vote and the
chair ruled that there would be no roll call.
It remained, for the afternoon session to create that degree
Of strife which makes a convention interesting to the masses.
This was the contest relating to the Illinois delegation. It j
was known that Mr. Bryan would take an active part in the
matter at odds believed to be overwhelmginly against him. \
The galleries and other space in the hall allotted to spectators
showed how great a drawing card he is. Practically every j
seat was occupied and the aisles were crowded. On the plat- \
form sat distinguished guests in greater number, than at any !
previous session. The increased attendance to a great extent
was because of the fact that Mr. Bryan was slated to speak
on a matter sure to engender feeling and spirited debate.
SHOUT FOR NEBRASKAN
"When Mr. Bryan entered the convention hall at
about the hour the convention was to be called to
order the first sound of applause in the vicinity of the
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