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By Acclamation, With the
FuSionist Populists.
Whether or No toNominate a
Candidate at All,
AJm-Jst a Free I'ls-ht Chairman Pat
terson's Remarkable Claims for
XoiuIisui--XIie Platform.
For Pres'dent William J. Bryan, of
i'ov Vice President Charles A
Toaijic, ol Mlimicsotii.
o jux Falls, S. D., May 11. The na-t-
ral populist convention conc.uded its
s i ua at 1 o'clock this moraine and ad
journed sine die after nominating the
H-n. W. J. Bryan for president and the
Jijii. Charles A. Towne for vice presi
dent. The nomination of Mr. Tovne was
r accoinp.lshed after a struggle of
e ra! hours' duration, In which an ef
fort as made to have the question of
the nomination of a vice presidential can
uiJate referred to a committee to con! it
with thp democratic and silver : publi
can m ties in their national convcntiini.
A. moilj-n to this effect v,as Jef fated by
a vote of 2SC to 492. Both candidates -s.tre
nominated by acclamation, but bedre the
re-ult was reacaed various candidates
were p acd in nomination and their
nameo succ--olvel,y withdrawn. j3oth
nominations were accomDlished amil
s.--ncs of great enthusiasm.
The delegates to the Populist national
convention were nat all prompt in con
gregating at the Wigwam at the hour set
, for c . n tning this morning. Many of
them had found either the work in their
c ttee assignments, or the gossip in
ci.ci.t to the convention too absorbing
for t'lem to get to bed early, and many
roma r.cd abroad until the early hours of
the morning. As a consequence they
Here slow in reaching the big tent to
day, and most of thote who did reach
there in time looked quite sleepy-eyed
and drowsy. Those of this class were
r, t long, however, in rising to the de
irxnrds of the occasion, these being such
n- ti require eary attention. The day
1 -'n with the presentation of the re
r i of committees and, from the lirst,
t. --c were such as to demand earnest
a e'ttion from all present. The day gave
I - ie from the start of being a repeti
t i t yesterday in the essential item of
. cither, and many delegates were heard
t ngratu-ate themselves upon this con
t i-U evidence of the favor of Provi
t e The air of the early morning was
. i- fresh under the canvas, but the
t i soon warmed up the chill corners,
- V-ring the tent a very comfortable
e. The attendance of visitors in the
? nrdng of the day's session was also
ed. but there was a constant in-
. e until the crowd became at leaM.
. table in dimensions.
id re was an air of expectancy from
he bcg'nning, the feeling being quite gen
tral that this would be the big day of
the convention. Not only were the re
p.Tts of committees to be made, but
Pryun was to be placed in nomination,
ard, aboe all. the champions of the re
epoctiio sides were to show their hands
en the question of the vice presidency.
It vras een expected that this last
natned question m-ght be brought to the
flint in comncotion with some of the
committee report. For this reason there
wdLs an evident desire on the part of all
present to catch everything from the be
Eipnintf and to remain so as to be In at
title fin t,h
Temprary Chairman Ringdal rapped
the Qoaention to order at 9:15, three-,
Quarters of an hour after the time set
,at last night's adjournment..
The t immltue on credentials presented
Its rerrt. declaring that there were no
contesting delegations, and recommend
ing that the vote of Missouri be increased
$y two vote.", that of Ohio by two votes
and ttiAt or South Dakota by throe votes.
The report, which was read by Governor
P "iter of Nebraska, was adopted wlth-
. a tti&H-nting vote. The minority re
p r- threatened last night by Committeo-'-
it Madden of Colorado did not niateri
l" V
j. 'if committee on permanent organlza
1 reported the name of Thomas M.
1 terson of Colorado for permanent
cl airman, ami T. H. Curran of Kansas,
L. Vincent of Colorado, and E. ML
De sher of Pennsylvania, as iermanent
s. vrelarif Mr. Patterson's name was
greeted w.th great applause, which ex
Pinded into ociferous cheering as he
came to the front of the platform. In ac
cepting the position of permanent chair
man. Mr Patterson commenced by stat
ing that he wuld, so far as was in his
power, rule the convention with justice
to aii. H- then briefly sketched the his
tory of the Populist party and the causes
which led up to its organization
"The sool of Hamilton, the school of
doubt ct ;he ability of the people to gov
ern themselves," continued Mr. Patter
son, has completely dominated the
ournals of both the Democratic and Re
publican par, es The People's party was
constituted to restore the landmarks of
our forefathers, to take up the struggle
where the Democratic party had left off,
to proo that these people are capable of
self -government aad that laws should be
made for the people, by the people and
to protect the rights which the mere ex
istence of the individual conferred on
The speaker gave a short history of the
financial legislation of congress during
the last administration of President
Cleveland and that of President. MoKin
lcy. "During this -controversy." he said,
"the eeed of the People's party, which
(had "been sown in 1S9. began to bear
ru!c That parti believed then, and be
lieves today, in the right of the people
to control the issue of thetr own cur
rency without dictation of Wall street"
He then gave a brief history of the
early successes of the People's party and
went on: "To check the progress of the
People's party throughout the south the
Democrats of that section incorporated
into their own creed the Populists' tenets
and embodied in their platform of 18S6
all the cardinal principles of the Populist
platform of nearly four years ago. The
Democratic party in 1S93 nominated Mr.
Bryan, and later the People's party nom
inated Mr. Bryan. It has been said that
we flowed wonderful magnanimity in
ch(flp.ng the avcaved candidate of an
oth party. I say no. The People's
party would have been false to all its
avowed principles had it nominated any
other man than Mr. Bryan. TVe never
surrendered cur rights as a party. We
never could have nominated any other
Rounds of applause greeted the speak
er's denunciation of imperialism, and the
heavy increase in the standing army fol
lowing the "wars of conquest," and his
comparison of the Republican, Demo
cratic and Populist platforms brought
many of the delegates to their feet. "So
dominant has the spirit of Populism be
come in the Democratic party," said the
speaker, "that that party does not take
issue with a single principle advanced in
the Omaha or St. Louis platforms. The
Republican party takes issue with every
vital question that is In the Populist plat
form. The Populist party stands as a
Mentor," he continued, "for other politi
cal parties less advanced and less pro
gressive than we are. The People's party
must and shall live, for it is the pioneer
of every political reform that, by the
consensus of American opinion, is essen
tial to American free government."
"What Is the outlook?" asked the
speaker, "for the coming presidential
election? I cannot doubt the outcome.
We will go before the country, as we
went before, with the principles we have
always professed and under the leader
ship of William J. Bryan." (Cheers.)
Mr. Patterson then entered upon an
extensive eulogy of Mr. Bryan as a man,
a .statesman and a soldier during the
Spanish-American war. He urged the
ratification of the treaty of peace, not
that he contemplated the holding of the
Philippines or the annexation of peoples
who did not desire to be annexed. He
was anxious only for peace that the
promise of liberty made to 12,000,000 peo
ple might be fulfilled.
"What haso ccurred since 1S35?" he
continued." Mr. Bryan is recognized as
a statesman where he never was recog- i
nized before, in the east and elsewhere, i
Young Brice Weds an Actress.
"It was just a pretty romance. The forgiveness, if any was needed, was (5
in advance." 6j
So said W. Kirkpatrick Brice, son of the late Calvin Brice, yesterday,
speaking for his brother, John Francis Brice, Harvard '90, who has mar- a
rled Miss Florence La "Vergne of "The Rounder" company. It was a (
quiet wedding so quiet that none of the friends of the family knew that
the youngest son of the former senator from Ohio had taken a wife. q
Mrs. Calvin Brice is In California. Mr. and Mrs. John Francis Brice
were domiciled at the family house, No. 693 Fifth avenue yesterday, but it $
was said that they would return to Cambridge, Mass., where the young (i
husband Is taking a post-graduate course at the Harvard law school. Af- (
tef his studies are finished Mr. Brice will make his home with his mother
in this city, where his bride has been made welcome. 'The young- couple (5
were not at home yesterday afternoon, but Mr. Kirkpatrick Brice, who S
spoke for them, said to a reporter:
"My mother was apprised of the Intention of my brother to marry Miss (?
-ticketts, and she sent her consent and best wishes. My brother met the (
young lady in Boston, where "The Rounders" company was appearing It
was a case of love at first sight, and none of the family could blame him. r,
"He was desirous of marrying at once, and Miss Ricketts left the com- (j
pany In Boston and returned to her home in Wilmington. In that city, on
April 24, the marriage ceremony was aerformed.
"This is not an elopement. Both sides of tho house knew that the wed- ("
ding was to take place, and not an objection was raised. Why should
there be?
"My brother is 22 years old and his own master. He Intends to open q
a law office in this city when he has been admitted to the bar, and he Q
and his wife will make their home with his mother. She has not seen the H
bride, but she would not stand in the way of her son's happiness." n
Miss Ricketts. who was known on the stage as Florence La Vergne, Q
had only a small part in "The Rounders." Accordingto Mr. Kirkpatrick
Brice, none of the Brice family attended the wedding.
Senator Brice, while alive, was supposed to be worth $10,000,COO to ?20.- 0
00,000. but his widow, who was his administratrix, reported to the court
that her husband left no real property, and that she valued the nersonal (
property at $600,000. She named her five children as beneficiaries of the Q
estate, besides herself.
Wherever the strongholds of the old
party are located he is acknowledged a
safe man, and he will be the unanimous
nominee of the Democratic convention at
Kansas City." (Cheers.)
The speaker then predicted a sweeping
triumph for Mr. Bryan in November and
that his election would mean that the
Tights of the people were advanced to a
higher level than ever before. "What
ever may be the glory of that victory,"
he said, "the People's party may claim
teh greatest share, and it will have been
the greatest poiltioal power that brought
about the great result."
A long-continued round of applause
greeted the chairman as he sat down.
"The next in order of business is the
report on rules and order of business,"
announced Speaker Patterson.
Chairman E. Gerry Smith, of the com
mottee on organization, then read the
order of business as decided on by the
committee lost night. The report as read
was adopted without dehaie.
After Governor Poynter had presented
Speaker Patterson with a gavel made of
seventeen kinds of Nebraska wood. Gen
eral Weaver was introduced to announce
a meeting of chairmen of the state del
gatlons immediately after the adjourn
ment of the morning session, 'in order,"
he said, in answer to a question by E.
Gerry Smith. "w avoid any differences
which may arise over the question which
has been beforo us for several days."
Tho report of the committee on plat
form and resolutions was then called for,
hut the committee was not ready to re
port A proposition to adjourn for three
hours was howled down.
"I am now ready so entertain a motion
for the nomination of president beforo
the report of the committee on resolu
tions is presented," announced the chair
man. Cries of "No! No! Walt for the
platform," came from all parts of the
big tent.
ConsiderablQ confusion ensued, but
finally, at ll.04 o'clock a motion, for a re
cess until ; o'clock was adopted, to aHow
the various committees to complete their
The conference of chairmen oZ state
delegations lasted until nearly 2 o'clock,
-the discussion being over the action to
be taken in regard to the vice presiden
tial nomination. Chairman Patterson
made c lengthy, and ac times a bitter.
argument against "repeating the mistake
of four years ago." and urging the chair
men to usa their influence against a vice
presidential nomination. Senator Marion
Butler, on the other hand, strongly ad
vocated a nomination, such action, in his
belief, tyring essential to the welfare of
the party. A compromise proposition wis
submitted by George F. Washburn of
Massachusetts, who advocated the nam
ing of several men to be presented to the
Democratic convention, who would be ac
ceptable to the Populists. Several others
also spoke for and against the nomina
tion, the sentiment on the question ap
parently being nearly equally divided.
There Tvas considerable talk about a
compromise which it was hoped would be
acceptable both to the friends of Mr.
Towne and to those who were opposed to
making a nomination. This compromise
was to nominate Mr. Towne and to ap
point a committee to submit his name to
the Democratic national convention. In
case the Democratic convention did not
accept the nomination, it was said Mr.
Towne would be willing to withdraw in
order to insure the success of tiie ticket
headed by Mr. Bryan. A proposition was
also made to submit the whole question
of a nomination to a committee of three
consisting of Chairman Patterson, Sena
tor Butler and George F. Washburn, rep
resenting the two extremes and those in
favor of a compromise, the oommittee to
recommend a line of action to the con
vention. After considerable debate, how
ever, the proposition was voted down and
the conference adjourned without having
reached any agreement on the matter.
The matter was left, therefore, to be
fought out on the floor of the convention.
The afternoon session, was begun at
2:10. Chairman Patterson called for the
report of the committee on resolutions,
but that body was not ready to report,
and a long delay ensued while waiting
for the arrival of the platform, which
was in the hands of Jerry Simpson of
Kansas, the chairman of tho committee.
A number of short speeches were made to
entertain tho convention while the report
was being waited for. It wa3 3:10 be
fore Mr. Simpson arrived with the plat
form, and as he was hoarse from much
speaking, the report was turned over to
Committeeman Gillette of Iowa, who
read the platform, as follows:
"The People's party of the United States
In convention assembled, congratulating
its sopporters on the wide extension of its
, principles in all directions, does hereby
j reaffirm its adherence to the fundamental
i principles proclaimed in its two pr.or plat-
forms, and calls uuon all who desire to
J avert the subversion of free institutions
j by corporate and imperialistic power, to
unite with it In bringing the government
back to the ideals of Washington, Jef
ferson, Jackson and Lincoln. It extends
to its allies in the struggle for financial
and economic freedom assurances of its
loyalty to the principles which animate
the allied forces and the promise of hon
est and hearty co-operation in every ef
fort for their success. To the people of
the United States we offer this platform
as the expression of our unalterable con
"Resolved, That we denounce the act
of March 14, 1900, as the culmination of a
j long series of conspiracies to deprive th
people of their constitutional rights over
the money of the nation and relegate to
a gigantic money trust the control of the
ftancaes, and. hence, of the people. We
denounce this act, first, for making alt
money obligations, domestic and fore'gn,
payable in gold coin or its equivalent,
thus enormously incrensinjr the burdens
of the debtors and enriching the creditor-j;
second, for refunding 'coin' bopds not to
mature for years, into long-time gold
bonds, so as to make their payment im
probable and our debt perpetual; third,
for takins: from the treasury over 158,
OOO.OijO in a time of war and presenting it
at a premium to bondholders to accom
plish the refunding of bonds not due;
fourth, for doubling the capital of bank
ers by returning to them the face vahie
of their bonds in, current money notes,
so that they may draw one interest from
the government and another from the
people; fifth, for allowing banks to expand
and contract their circulation at pleas
ure, thus controlling prices of all prod
uct; sixth, for authorizing the secretary
of the treasury to Issue new gold bonds to
an unlimited amount whenever he deems
it necessary to replenish the g-ld hoard,
thus enabnng usurers to secure more
bonds and more bank currency by draw
ing gold from the treasury, thereby creat
ing an 'endless chain. or perpetually add
ing to a perpetual debt; seventh, for
striking down the sreenback in order to
force the people to borrow P4S O90.OX) from
the banks, at an annual cost of over 52J,
000,000. While barring out the money of
the constitution, this law opens the print
ing mints of the treasury to the free coin
age of bank paper money, to enrich the
few and impoverish the many. We pledge
anew the People's party, never to cease
the agitation until this eighth financial
conspiracy is blotted from the statnte
books, the Lincoln greenback restored.
the bonds all paid yuid all corporation
money forever retired.
"We reaffirm the demand for the re
opening of the mints of the United States
to the free and unlimited coinage of sCver
and gold at the present legal ratio o? K
to L the immediate Increase in the volume
of silver coins and certificates thus created
to be substituted, dollar for do't&r. fr
the bank cotes Issaed by the private cor
porations under special privilege graswd
Continued en Second Pajre.
n a f8 ns P W B AI W,
Lead the Middlers to
Defeat This Year.
J, 0. Parker of Kentucky Is
Uy Howard's Timely Withdrawal
Amazinjrly Brief Platform FreeLl
Silver a Provisional Demand Only
For President Wharton Barker, of
Pen n sylvan ia.
For Vice Presldcnt"Isnatsa3 Don
nelly, of Minnesota.
Cincinnati. O., May 10 Above is tho
ticket placed In the field today by what
iscommonly known as the middle-of-the-road
Populist party, but which, accord
ing to leaders of the movement, Is the
one and only People's party.
For a time during today's session of
the convention it appeared as If nothing
could prevent a complete disruption of
the plans so carefully wrought out by
the handful of men who separated them
selves on Februaaxy 19 last, at Lincoln,
Neb., from tho Xusionist element of the
People's party. Wharton Barker had
been selected in 159S by the initiative and
referendum plan to head the party ticket.
Since Tuesday a steady current against
the cut-and-dried choice of Barker and
Donnelly had almost destroyed the foun
dation upon which the ticket stood. For
mer Congressman Howard of Alabama
had suddenly become the Idol of an ap
parently winning number of delegates,
and he clinched his claims on the presi
dential nomination through his eloquent
address in assuming the temporary
chairmanship of the convention on Wed
nesday. Today, as the time drew near
for nominations, word was quietly pass
ed, confirmed by Howard himself, that
the Barker following would bolt the con
vention should their leader be turned
down. Owing to the fact that the Ala
bama delegation could not support Mr.
Howard, matters were further compli
cated. Howard took the only course for
the restoration of harmony. He an
nounced that he had no ambition to head
the ticket and came to Cincinnati with
out the slightest expectation $? "btdng
named. Then he withdrew his name.
Nevertheless, when tht roll call was com
plete on the first ballot, Howard was at
tho top of the column only a few short
of the nomination.
On the second ballot Howard's plainly
stated desire fpr harmony took effect,
and the seventy votes which went to
Donnelly on the first roll call were grad- j
ually worked over to the Barker ooluinn.
It being understood that Donnelly's name
had been withdrawn, although the Min
nesota delegation protested against the
witiidrawal. Minnesota was passed at Its
onn request, and when the other states
had voted It was apparent that the forty-eight
votes of Minnesota could settle
everything in a harmonious manner by
going to Barker. They were cast for
i Barker and gave him tho requisite ma
; jority over all. The generous Howard
1 moved to make the selection of Barker
' unanimous, which was done.
Without a dissenting voice, Ignatius
I Donnelly was declared vice presidential
j nominee.
The next order of business was the
matter of national committeemen ansi
the selection of a chairman for that body.
This precipitated the fight against the
Barkerites anew. A motion was made
that tho convention proceed to elect a
chairman of the national committee, In
stead of pursuing the ordinary course of
allowing the committee to select its own
leader. It was plainly a light between
the Barker and opposition factions for
the control of the party machinery, al
though many speakers were in favor of
the convention selecting a national ohair
man, because of what they termed the
mistakes of the past. After a long par
liamentary wrangle the motion was with
drawn and the selection of national
committeemen by the ta delegations
was completed. A fresh m jtion was then
made by Mr. Howard that the convention
proceed to the election of national chair
man. Fiery oratory fiewed freely from
side to aide, while the hungry delegates
Journeyed from time to time to a free
lunch counter in the vicinity. The motion
was finally carried and fllton Park of
Texas, the retiring national chairman,
was placed in nomination. A motion was
jutt about to prevail to make Parks' se
lection unanimous, when Howard in an
eloquent address presented the name of
J. A. Parker ot Kentucky. His words and
praise of Parker were about the strong
JBicljtolmhr 6iak
Wichita. Fnday, iHay If, 1900
Weather for Wichita Today:
Fair: warmer: xouth wind
X. Bryan and Tcwne dominated
Barker Keat Donnelly Out
.Report of the Ksid Convent'on
3. Wichita Livestock Market
Kansas I the Only Wheat State
Wall Street istoclc Circalar
Hijrh. Ucttmjr on Kohcrts
5. Children's Home to he Ealar-retf
Pari FcirXot Complete
G. Bill Urccn Back From Siaax Fall
Telephone FraachLePIan
S. Xecley to be GIvea Svrift Trial
Oris BalTysetrrlter tirl
est things heard on the floor and won for
that young man the unanimous selection
for the national chairmanship.
After having- teen in session continu
ously, with the exception of Twenty mln
tstcav' recess from SJ0 a. m. to 4:40 p. m.,
the convention was then declared ad
journed sine die.
Followers of Social Democracy and
Eugene V. Debs for the presidency of the
United States found small comfort in the
convention, -which they had hoped a few
days ago would endorse their Idol. Three
of them W. B. Farmer of Texas, A. W.
Rlcker and L. M. Morris of Iowa, left
the convention after the nominations had
been completed and it was reported would
support the Debs ticket, but their action
attracted no attention whatever.
The middle-of-the-road plan of organiza
tion -which was presented to the conven
tion early In the day by the committee
on organization and unanimously adopted,
follows: "The rules of the party in use
are approved the division of the country
into seven districts and sub-districts to
facilitate organization; all delegate con
ventions for nominating candidates and
preparing platforms to be abolished; in
stead, nomination and platforms and
amendments thereto shall be made by
direct vote of the political subdivisions
affected thereby. Party organization shall
consist of: A national committee of
three members from each state, to ba
chosen by the state central committee;
a congressional committee of three for
each district, to be chosen by direct vote
at the primaries, a committee of three
from each township or ward to be chosen
by direct vote at the primaries each year;
tho national, state, congressional and
county committees to perform the same
duties as heretofore. The unit of organi
zation shall be the precinct club of which
any voter may become a member by sub
scribing to the platform and rules of this
organization. Any one proposing fusion
with either the Republican or Demo
cratic party shall, on the vote of his club,
be deemed outside of the party. The
state platform may he changed only by
direct vote of the precinct club and the
national platform only toy the clubs ratl
fied by direct vote of the people. No sal
aried offce holder shall be elected to any
commflttee. Any chairman may be re
elected by the imeprative mandates of
tho league clubs of his constituency. It
was provided that this plan should be
modified by laws of states to conform
with said laws.
As soon as the foregoing plan had been
accepted. Chairman Felton read the plat
form formulated by his committee. Joel
I Minister Calls Dewey a Coward.
' New Haven, Conn., May 10. Patriotic citizens resent the statement (i
made yesterday by the" Rev. Alexander F. Irvine at the Young Men's (
Christian association on the topi c, "Christianity and War." The preacher
S by implication called Admiral Dewey a coward and made disrespectful g
0 reference to other prominent Americans. He referred Cj the recent (
peace congress at The Hague and paid his respects to the American Tpre-
S seutatlves by saying: (?
"Andrew White Is an ex-college president and Seth Lowe Is president (a
of Columbia and teacher of a men's Bible class in Now York. A bigger
farce than such Christianity I cannot conceive of." g
Continuing, he reverted to the Manila Bay victory thus:
"Pugilism compared to war is tho very aame- of moral luxury. Pugil
ists fight according to their class. Nations do noL Unfair fighting dis
qualifies a pugilist, but the same thing in war Is called superior strategy.
"Here is a trained pugilist. Ho meets on the street a consumptive. A
fight ensues and ttie consumptive is beaten. The crowd applauds th
victor. He is feted, decorated and triumphal aroha are erected. He is
paraded before the public Meantime tho consumptive Is expected to re
spect him and come to terms, any terms the victor propwes.
"This Is a true picture of tho engagement of Manila Bay. It waa
wood against Iron, tugs against armored cruisers, brains and wealth
against ignorance and poverty. The Spanish fleet in Manila Bay wag a
fleet on paper only. The test was between wood and iron. The torpedo,
explosive bullet, the dynamite mine and all the scientific apparatus of
modern warfare are morally equivalent to stealthily creeping up behind
a man and stabbing him In the back. What twaddle it U to talk of
humanizing or Christianizing this cowardly monster.
"If an omnipotent God ha3 no 'bettor methods of settling dtspato be
tween nations and men than having thorn butcher one another, I, for oae,
would prefer some ether kind of a God."
Parker of Kentucky offered an additional
plank opposing trusts and favoring public
ownership of public utilities. Several of
the members of the committee on resolu
tions opposed any change In the plat
form. After a rather extended debate,
Parker's amendment was adopted. J. B.
Osborne of Nebraska declared that the
declaration for the free coinage of gold
and silver was practically a demand
creating a special privilege and he moved
to strike out that portion of the platform.
A motion to lay his motion on the tablo
carried "by a large majority of 530 to 82.
Tho platform was then adopted practic
ally "by unanimous vote. It reads as fol
lows: "The People's party of the United
States, aseemfcled in national convention,
this tenth day of May, 1M9. affirming our
unehhken belief intbe cardinal tenets of
the oople's party, as set forth in the
Omaha platform, and pledging ourselves
anew to continued advocacy of
grand principles of human liberty until
right shall triumph over might and tove
over greed, do adopt and proclaim this
declaration of faith:
"i-W demand the initiative and refer-
endnm and the imperative mandate for
such changes of existing
and statute law as will enaWe the people
in their sovereizn capacity to propoe aad
compel the enactment of such laws as
they desire; to reject such as they oe-asn
injurious to their interests, and to recall
unfaithful public servant?.
-rro ffertuind the mrhUe owaerahla
and ration of tfe. means o, r -.
mutricatlan. transportation aad prodoetioci
-hich the people may elect. aea as rail
roads, telegraphs and telephone llaea,
coal raise?, etc
"The land, iaelndtag aU source of na
tural wealth, is a heritable of tfaa people
and should not be monopolized for spec
nfaUve porpoees, aad alien owaersbt? of
iaada shocH be prohibited. At! tend ae-v
held by rattroads and other oerporatkma
In excels of their actual needs, aad alt
i&ade aow owned by altens. shook! fee.
reclaimed by the government aad held
for actual settlers only.
"4 A scientific an sbsalete paper
money, based apoa the entire weald: aad
pepdaatoa of the nation, not redeesaaMe
m aay apeciae commodity, bat made a
fBH legal leader for an dtx aad recetv
aMe for all taxes aad pobKc dee aad
&ned ay the govsmaest only. wUhxmt
the Intervention of b&aks aad ia scfSdent
fMaattty to meet the disx-tads of eeat
zaertee. is the best ccrrency that can b-s
devised; bat actli saah a aasur fa-
lata is c-ard. -xrbJch-we shall presses far
Virtlffr we favor the free aad ss&att-
ed ceta&se of both stiver aad goW at the
Segal ratio of K to 1.
-i We deotaad the levy aad eaOecttaa
at a gcsds&ted tax on iaeeeaea sad la
hecis&nees aad a cecstitstSoeaJ amead
rseat ts.C5re me If steir-r.
"6jve demand the election of president,
vice president, federal judges and United
States senators by direct vote of the
7rrce are opposed to trusts, and de
clare the contention between the oil
parties on the monopoly question la a
sham battle, and that no solution of this
mightly problem Is possible without the
adoption of the principles of public owa
ershlp of public utilities." ,
Nominations for the presidency were
then declared in order. Then followed the
nominating and fcalloUng, which resulted
In the cholcerot Barker and Dennelly as
the middle-of-the-road ticket.
Between the first and second ballot
Chairman Crowe, of the Alabama delega
tion, created an uproarious scene by
charging Governor Waite of Colarod with
insulting the southern delegates in Ms
reference to the nomination of Weaver.
Howls and cat calls came from every di
rection and the chairman found it im
possible to restore order. Governor Waite
struggled down the aisle to the orchestra
circle and in a feeblo voice, which was
heard only by those a few feet from him.
stated that his remarks had been mis
understood and that if the delegates from
Alabama construed them as Chairman
Crowe, he would apologize.
The following committee on notification
was selected, with Instructions to request
the nominees to reply within thirty days:
M. W. Howard. Alabama; Morgan of Ar
kansas, and Mallet of Texas.
The new national committee selected in
cludes the following:
Colorado D. H. Waite, J. B, Brown,
Mrs. McCauslln.
Idaho Jhannes Hanson, .
Kansas Q. B. V. Kennedy, J. T. Wll
lets. .
Missourl-P. J. Dixon. W. F. Hougha
vout. W. O. Atkeson.
Nebraska L. V. Guye. George- W. Brew
stor. Prof. J. A. Hoyce.
Oklahoma John S. Allen, E. E. McCol
llster, F. M. Img.
Oregon S. K. Holt, J. L. Hill, John E.
Texas J. L. Mooney, James H. Blair,
J. M. Millet.
Washington C. E. Parker, E. T. Aiken.
E. L. Oliver.
Wyoming--b. C. Breitenstein. W.Brown,
Van Meter.
The national committee met tonight and
organized as follows: Chairman, Jo A.
Parker, -Louisville: secretary, J. E. Mc
Brldo, Grand Rapids; treasurer. Milton
Parks, Dallas.
Tho following members of the national
executive committee were chosen: M. F.
& - 035Xi)0000
Spence, West Virginia; C. M. Walter. In
diana; J. K. Sears. Oregon: Haldor K.
Boen, Minnesota; W. L. Peek. Georgia,
and Albert Faulkner. Nebraatca.
It wm decided to oatatoMnh the nattoaal
headquartTs in Chicaso at an early date
as practicable.
Will, Settle the Jleavytve'jrht Champ
louwhlp Totilslit.
New York. May 19. James J Jeffrie
and Jamea J Corbett will fight 25 round
tomorrow night In the arena of the Sea
side Athieic club for the beavywta-ht
championship of the world, now held by
Jeffries. Taey will weer four-onnca
g'ovea, and Queenxbttry rale -mil gov
ern, except that there shall be m hitting
in the clinches. Charter WMte hrtll be
tha refere. It is expected that bettreea
M.O'' aad 15,0Oi persona wtl ate toe orb',
which will be for per cent of the gat
receipts, or aVut Sft.c- Of rhla sua.
j to 1' te receive oar eent. or
.ot. wniia uie K?or wiu sal 30 per
Absence of a proaovaeed betttag In
ternet is & eofttpfetMOB feature of tt
contest, aevral reasons aeine-advaar!
for toe lack of bt-j wasarz. Oae is thu
j the leading porting men are afraid
t &" f the 8 tor tee eoaewrirtrg
coraetr -swHMJerioiJy uapprura eona'aon
While toe friend ef the foroe.- cham
pion hop! for tha heat, they hetleve that
the al.gd improreaiRt In Orfr-tf
j sooadaes hi
not a -sarvekmc -&-. bh
it to. There t staty af
j traiaers ear
JeSriee mosey la eight, bat Cort-rU ear
rency is hard to and. Jeffrie admirer
-; Jj-
be no hvgclsg or soMtag. 2eea prtaei
pal toaaorrr-w atrat wfll hav at et
threa seeood. Gov Kaana. O-eavga Con
sidine aad Lee Pardella vI a in Or
bett's corner aad Jack Je&rtae, Tostce
Ryan aad Zd. Xtoakbom vrfO aee-atd
Iotva Ilepnhl'can Convention
De Kotse. fa.. Mar . At :S la-xa
Sevabtteam coRveattea, beU hare today,
tha . faiJo-x-tog were aawie aaiagtte at
tor-;-: to ns aattooai oaveatioa at PMBa
deiphia: Governor lMla M- atatw, Cofw
n G-4-Jr-fe II. 3".nrti. OnMMfxf. Dr. E,
JL Saeitt. Ctar KapfcS; Lauretta
Tooag. De Molsej.
The ptetiona as frzoed by the reftota
tions cosB-atttee. towttmeti the 4$tc
for McIOaJer. aeeVxaef his adaalaanra
tlaa. meatioatag the adjatcairsti'2 ?cr
etga poitey aad tfce carrr-icr to?'.
reewa-eaeada a 9?a9Z? eestrat f raca
tra&M aai ceeabtavuloas a are tfeeeaed
iarJs-eeftl ta the het-rertj of the- atfaaV
I , fa tfc. mMaaMm JUmn f tv.
xfcuen aad ieatcai&t t tb Ph4ahs
SOTvetatatn ? -facta. Tie Aste&Hw-:
wer j-eets-actC'J fter 3teK ?
"L eedoa. atav H-r t- vt uu
'5a hew
a U&ocmsj&em c -3ri,'g is rstr-w oar.
raat la Atfcii jts;Uy that K.asinl.
hod es-
Being Made the Seventh, as
Deiegate-at-Large. ? ?
As Oklahoma's Member of
the National Committee.
His Ada! BiatratiGH Is Slraaly lsae-redA
In tho RetolHtiea3oaveatlH
. Dolus in Detail.
William Grimes, KlBxHither County.
IcanlfT. Flyaa, XogaH Ceaaty.
JoheK. Tate, Kay Comity
J. C Priagey. Lincoln Canhty
C. l.ThomiiMOB, GnrReld County
V. 4. French, Wood t aunty
J. G. Baker. Oklahoma County
J. AV. mcXcal. liogan Coanty
Enid, O. T May 10. Probably the mo.it
remarkable convention eer held In tho
territory in Oklahoma was that whHih
tronsplred today in thte city. Remarkablo
in several respect?, politically and ither
wlee. Probably In no territorial conven
tion has there over been such an out
pourlng of people and certainly never h
there been auch keen Interest manifested
The Repuwieana of the territory were In
convention ascambled to select a national
committeeman, six. delegates to the Phila
delphia convention and incidentally to
adopt resolution. A national commit
teeman was recommended: seven. Instead
of six, delegates were selected, and as
the first of tho several remarkable font
turej. resolutions were adopted which
failed to indorse the territorial and fad.
eral administration: ah-o. the late leg
islature, resolutions to wbk-h effect were
turned down by the committee.
As predicted in tho diepntehas printed
In this morning's Eagle, its beeame clear
ly apparent that the Thoropeon-Crtmi-a
combination -w in complete esntrol t
the situation. There had been n genem.1
disposition on the part of the tleJert-
to give a mild endorsement to the terrt
torlal administration, followed p with an
fcndorement of the federal afrieaiU nnl
the legislature: but the eomblnatl .
would hear none of It and. moraaver hi
the strength to carry oat its wtebe It
was not, however, until a late boa? tM
morning that the ticket printed a
head of hi eofciam was agreed upoo
Jn the axpeetation that Denntt F'vim
would be present, the city of Bald wa
crowded with poopl from all part rf th
country aad when fehe convatlo '
catted to order this morning the t-ut,
ful Schiller hall was packed to attfToca
tion. Tha usual pr-etfentnarfae of ofl.
ration were aomewhat tw-olmgd hot rs-t
the tea enjoyable beeAttx or the ttnaeuel
addres of J. X Dodtrwn an-! XlUon r
Sarhor. who mad addreo -,f wlc-m
on behalf of the efty of Ed I GarfleH
county. The peeche evidently bad a
jollying effect, for wan Jk Hohh r
of Kingnnher. mad a wmtton to appoint
committor of Ave a eordtal.y gnM to
the amendment that the -nltU
aheoldl be cotmpoaed of one delenU from
each eonntr.
The Brat real ceea daring tho eaaven
Uos oceaerred "vr the tstrodartton of a
set of roaolotione by Hera Bated, a 4eW
gate from Tr-m rownty The nation
eotna4tte-inn -nd eeleaate h4 "
lected end nofhtaa vn 'eft f- the e!V. ,
of the otegH'n ex th 'port f
couuaiit n Teeointlse- aiUt
UB b1ng in emkm Orsr- wailey '
the Oklahoma r-o-joty e'g'! , nx-ve-I
that ther,vnti ad'onrn s4 tbiesr
dared a vrhir'wlad ped Jumped to h'
feet aad dm-V4 the rlsrht of the con
ventlon ?o lnU'-te It wih- n4 lr-t?it
porpoae lrit--V'-e1 rtt r-f reeohJttan
' aafted thet tiv be adp-t ndT
! r-ailon Af h rj!a. The--- rrafetth.'
the mrff)i r-' hed a "i"t -t t
( role wl i r"-ri- nnt a lw -rthlrd
v-Wf o'tu oewvrtn and mA
' hte m'lrg th o!I rail medd '
I (he T-flH 'hit rntoa Wt.
I aVm - "t the at:u f deed'
lAortlv "-m eatre rhe --rt of
1 -"OiwIMe n "-HiMTw The delegate-
had en k "' Q " x?-t mptt ap4
heir dtt "r,t to latae irhen
ha readtntr ft ,v rW1a vrart Ca
d that " any hvJ'teet -rxt aiact
feated lu ib ve -Wh foOewed.
The diarti:'i!''n ara t
tloa of the rr eH f tea la t?-"aw n r
a vote , 11 to B. tin ( ' tmr rrH
-W, n-t the edBitrtV H"
c if P" 1 ai-d the t1' tarrt'-'
an-t frde-al -"eera'af b tTttran.
tjeing fr fe t t I-re - t
at awye. and ateefjrtg fft ' rt1
j 6vlooaJt o vsr r'w- t,frrr
Te satatte a; "! aa -
fadkrraagt "We jarr' tfee aaeaeaa 1 tb -UlJifa'lin
W aeta-g ti aaot tee rrr
qcKCted r a OUmhmma. UHtfrmtt.
a hlgiTirr niiiilaiil''i I -&' of
eple ?
The dteaaata r twdHortaj.
f U -5TJ W & ava Cbstrwaa
fjtatwa GetmuA. e tit mrtmit '
uiiai1tT-i aadui bea t wader d aa
a-r-x? aatr-alan ta. J dd
jad rjaxtr ore- ta-rlr I- d
j9fcd Ki r4acac y C&Mrr, 1U '.
Tin." At U ate C -?aeh Her. Vr - r
of .- Ktbc4st aawrch. laifc aae '
viae fc2tec earfo th pya Jtogv
arracica. 2 3C D-4ea C Saw -vj
23!rt C Qrxgi f Oarr irsaavt J
Viaua eat feeamif at .aa atr d -ty.
rr. Jddron M f c-v,
--ftaidk Ktvmnl sfc defeff' "m1
JiiaOnai TV mtni rv
csgnrtodl ay rtatoirc ?- u
CO -Sasr fh caaaHn a &iKxr
It. ry, af afc ttezuri crs2 ox-i-5iiU,
&sd Cjsii Grtcirt aketl C

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