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THE WEATHER
For St. Paul and- Vicinity—Fair.
For Minnesota—Fair today and to
morrow, with light west winds.
VOL. XXVIL—NO. 192
PARKER AND DAVISTT IS
Presidential Nominee Accepts Nomination Only With Understanding
That He Upholds Gold Standard and the Condition Is
Agreed to By the Convention
THE GREAT SENSATION OF THE CONVENTION
-a > CONVENTION I HAUL A,ST' L°UIS> Jul> r 9-While the roll of states was being called for nominations for vice pres
ident this afternoon Delegate Edward F. Sheehan received a telegram from Judge Parker stating plainly that the nominee
believed in the gold standard and could only accept the nomination after so informing the convention Only a thunderbolt
launched at convention hall could have created consternation equal to that caused by the message This consternation nres
ently gave way to a profound sense of admiration for the man who put his honest though uncalled for convictions between
himself and a great honor. ' C 1
There was a suspension of business and a hurried conference between the leaders. When the convention was called to
order there was some heated though not acrimonious debate. The result of this debate was a motion to advise Judsre Parker
that the convention was willing to abide by his reservation on the money question.
Following is the correspondence between Judge Parker and the convention:
THE TELEGRAM
I REGARD THE GOLD STANDARD AS FIRMLY AND IRREVOCABLY ESTABLISHED, AND I SHALL ACT ACCORDINGLY
IF THE ACTION OF THE CONVENTION TODAY IS RATIFIED BY THE PEOPLE. INASMUCH AS THE PLATFORM IS SI
LENT ON THE SUBJECT I DEEM IT NECtSSARY TO MAKE THIS COMMUNICATION TO THE CONVENTION FOR ITS CON
SIDERATION, AS I SHOULD FEEL IT MY DUTY TO DECLINE THE NOMINATION EXCEPT WITH THAT UNDERSTANDING.
PARKER STARTLES
THE CONVENTION
HIS MESSAGE THREATENS
PEACE FOR A TIME
Chance Given by New York Jurist to
Nominate Another Man if His Views
Do Not Fit Is Passed By—Bryan,
111, Takes Part in Debate—Crisis Is
Avoided and Parker Is Assured His
View Is Acceptable and That the
Money Question Is Not an Issue
Special to The Globe and New York Herald
CONVENTION HALL, ST. LOUIS, Mo., July 9. Unexpect
edly a sensation which had few equals in American politics
.was sprung in the Democratic convention this evening. Be
cause there was no recognition whatever of the gold stand
ard in the Democratic national platform adopted here last
night, Judge Alton B. Parker, who was nominated for pres
ident on the first ballot this morning, sent a telegram to Wil
liam F. Sheehan stating his belief that the gold standard was
irrevocable and that he would maintain it if elected.
The telegram added that Judge Parker believed it was due
Continued on Twenty-second Page
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FIRST SECTION
PAGE I—People's Automobile
PAGE 2—"The Green Cotton Umbrella"
PAGE 3—Advertisement
PAGE 4—Cycling Sailor and the Don
key
PAGE s—Return of the Girl Feminine
PAGE 6—Beautifying the Home
PAGES 7, 8, 9, 10—Comics.
SECOND SECTION
PAGE 11—Democrats Nominate H. G.
Davis for Vke President
PAGE 12—City News
PAGE 13—Man Attempts Suicide
PAGE 14—Editorial Comment
PAGE 15—Business Men Denounce
Eight-Hour Plank
News of the Railroads
PAGE 16— In the Sporting World
PAGE 17—Sport News
Minneapolis Matters
PAGE 18—Doings in Society
PAGE 19—Suburban Social -
PAGE 20—Japs Win Victory at Hoang
PAGE 21—May Oust Superintendent
Stiliwnter News
PAGE 22—Convention New*
THE ONLY DEMOCRATIC DAILY NEWSPAPER OF GENERAL CIRCULATION IN THE NORTHWEST
THE ST. PAUL GLOBE
SECOND SECTION
PAGE 23—Convention News
PAGE 24—Filipino Commissioners Are
Here
Twenty-first May Leave Snetling
THIRD SECTION
PAGE 25—Advertisement
PAGE 26—Work of Political Commit
tee
PAGE 27—Advertisement
PAGE 28—Oversea Topics of Interest
PAGE 29—"O'Keefe, Ahkoond of Swat"
PAGE 30—Woman's Page of New Ideas
PAGE 31— Old-Time Laughing Gas
PAGE 32—Music.
PAGE 33—New Publications
PAGE 34—Dramatic Summary
PAGE 35—"In the Whaleboat"
Running High Jump
PAGE 36—Judge Parker's Home and
Family Life
PAGE 37—Market Record
PAGE 38—Globe's Paying Wants
PAGE 39—Advertisements
PAGE 40—Changing Head, of Missis
sippi River Navigation
Seumas MacManus' Irish Letter
SUNDAY MORNING, JULY 10, 1904-FORTY PAGES
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:—Alton Brooks Parker, Chief Justice of Hie Court of Appeals, State of New York
JUDGE PARKER'S POSITION ON THE MONEY QUESTION
# regard the gold standard as firmly and Irrevocably established, and I shall act
accordingly if the action of the convention today Is ratified by the people. Inasmuch as
the platform Is silent on the subject I deem It necessary to make this communication
to the convention for Its consideration, as I should feel It my duty to decline the nomi
nation except with that understanding.
THE NOMINEE
THE REPLY
DEMOCRATS FINISH
WORK AND ADJOURN
SECOND PLACE IS TAKEN
BY HENRY G. DAVIS
Nomination of Vice President Is Made
After Midnight on the First Ballot
—Turner of Washington and Wil
liams of Illinois Are the Other Men
Voted For — Earnest Words Are
Spoken in the Matter of Judge
Parker's Telegram and the Con-
vention's Reply Thereto—Adjourn
ment Sine Die Soon Follows
CONVENTION HALL, ST. LOUIS, July 10, 1:30 a. m.-For president,
Alton B. Parker, of New York; for vice president, Henry G. Davis, of West
Virginia.
Having completed the ticket by the nomination of Senator Davis for
the vice presidency, the national Democratic convention of 1904 has ju.st ad
journed after a session unparalleled in American politics for the warmth and
energy of its debates, the wide scope of its discussions and the high-minded
attitude of the leaders who evolved a great platform out of materials that
did not look well assorted.
The crisis that was precipitated tonight by the refusal of Judge Parker
to accept the nomination without having the convention fairly understand
his views on the money question was avoided with skill by the leaders and
the utmost good feeling prevailed at the finish—this being contributed to by
the satisfaction fejt at the result of the ballot which named Senator Davis for
the vice presidency.
At this writing the delegates are saying farewell and the great auditorium
is rapidly being emptied, the noise of the shuffling feet being drowned in the
strains of 'Auld Lang Syne," sung by several thousand men.
It was 1:28 when Chairman Clark's gavel fell for the last time, and the
national convention, in which history was made rapidly, became a thing of
the past.
CONVENTION HALL, ST. LOUIS, Mo., July 9.—Chairman
Clark was in the Coliseum ten minutes before the hour fixed
for the convention to reconvene this afternoon. Not only
were there many vacant seats in the galleries, but absentees
were noticed among the delegates and alternates. -Outgoing
trains today carried the first batch of the departing convention
crowd and many delegates plan to leave for their homes to
night.
A report that an attempt might be made to reopen the plat
form a»d insert a financial plank spread rapidly in the hall.
It created consternation among most of the delegates who
saw an end to their hope of leaving St. Louis to night or early
tomorrow should such a coup be attempted. Mr. Bryan's col
lapse and consequent absence was looked upon in some
quarters as lending color to the rumor and the session opened
with an evident air of expectancy.
Continued on Twenty-third Page
SECOND SECTION
PAGES 11 to 2 4
FIVE CENTS

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