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probably not take any action at all on
the vice presidency tonight.
A delegation from South Dakota
which called upon Roosevelt about noon
pot perhaps the clearest statemenC from
him that has yet been put in quotation
marks. He said in response to a query
from the head of the delegation. Emit
I'.ranch: Gentlemen. I am placed in
great and serious quandary. I am not
unmindful of the honor which you al'.
w ant to confer upon me. I do not scork
it or scoff at it. but I believe that I cat
the better-serve my party in New York
plate than in the nation and I am still
of the mind that I should not be nomi
nated for vice president, but for gover
nor of New York."
Then he hesitated until one of the del
egation asked: 'Will you refuse?"
Roosevelt Hushed and then said, slow
ly and distinctly: "I don't see how 1
could," and then quickly added, "but 1
have not yet entirely made up my
This remark was repeated to Mr.Platt
and he said: "1 think that without
l iubt Mr. Roosevelt will be the candi
date for vice president."
Ea Could Settle Roosevelt Matter
With a "Word.
Philadelphia. June IS. Unless- the
consensus .f opinion of the most exper
ienced political observers in the country
Js awry, the selection of a candidate for
vice president virtually will have been
made before today closes.
The key to the situation Is held by
Oovernor Theodore Roosevelt, of New
York. He alone can unlock it and it
bt -ems certain at this writing that Mc
Kinley and Roosevelt will be the slogan
with which the Republicans will appeal
t- the country in the approaching cam
paign. And yet Governor Roosevelt
!will have to decide, and thus far he has
rot said the decisive word.
Hij position is unique in American
politics. He does not desire personally
Si A V
SETTS. the nomination for vice president. The
acknowledged leaders of the adminis
tration forces In the convention, down
deep in their hearts, do not want him
to take It. Their opposition is not per
sonal to Roosevelt. Largely, it Is be
cause some of the leaders have other
preferences. That is true of Mr. Hanna.
Confronted by such a situation Gov
ernor Roosevelt's position better may
be imagined than described. Several
v.x-eks ago he said to the president that
he would not in any conceivable cir
cumstances be a candidate for vice
president. He believed he might serve
better the interests of the Republican
:3arty by standing again for the gover
norship of New Y'ork. He believes that
mow. His position is unchanged, he
I cays. Yet. in face of that fact, in face
if the desire of a few, at least of the
'well known administration leaders to
"nominate somebody else the nomina
.tion seems to be forcing Itself, by a cur
ious combination of circumstances upon
the New York governor, whether he
v.nnts it or not, and whether the lead
ers want him to have it or not.
Mckinley could stop it.
The running of the tide towards
3loosevelt can be stemmed only by one
Juan the president. The drift of senti
ii.tnt always has been towards a New
lYcrk man because of the prevalent be
lief that a strong New York man was
Heeded on the ticket. This fact accounts
fur the rise of the Roosevelt stock yes
terday. In a wonderful degree McKin
Vy is the dominant force of this assem-l!;-.(L,e
of Republicans. No considerable
fraction of the delegates to the conven
tion desires to do that which the presi
lent does not want done. But the presi
dent is saying nothing.
The formidable proportion assumed
y the Roosevelt boom if so it may be
ti rraeii was the subject of earnest con
sideration by the prominent Republl-
in leaders who attended the dinner at
tne residence of Clement A. Griscoin,
Si.t outside of Philadelphia last night
That dinner may become historic. Only
fi lends of the administration were pies
-nt only leaders of the administration
forces. The platform was discussed and
to was Mr. Roosevelt.
From one who attended the dirner It
Is learned that there is a question
among the friends of the president who
lt!ieve they have the entire convention
situation well in hand, whether they
will loin Governor Roosevelt in an at
tempt to stem the stampede which
started toward the New York rough
rider executive yesterday. There is an
spparent misunderstanding between
Roosevelt and the leaders of the con
v ention. A strong disposition was nfan
l:Vsted in. some quarters to suspect that
3;e has been flirting with fate all along
and that he has not been "honest Injun"
in his statements that he doe-3 not de
sire the nomination. This belief, it was
contended, did Governor Roosevelt in
justice, and it was said that when he
and those who were inclined to oppose
fr.im pot together the seeming differ
ences soon would be solved.
Theehief difficulty encountered by
those who would nominate some other
man than Roosevelt is to find a satis
factory candidate upon whom all' can
agree and who will appeal to the dele
pates as a candidate who will add ma
terial strength to the ticket and be of
presidential calibre in the unfortunate
contingency that he Bhould be called to
the chair of the chief executive. It is
pointed out that Roosevelt Is a vote
Ketter. Indeed ene of the strong argu
ments made to him by his admirers was
that the campion as a candidate for the
ice presidency would afford him bril
liant opportunity to display, to
the best advantage In the interests of
liis party, the talents he possesses In so
notable a degree as a political orator.
It ia iuite certain that long range pol
1 y
itics is being played in the game now
proceeding in this staid Quaker city. It
Is indicated that Governor Roosevelt
ha:s aspirations to be the party's candi
date for president in 1904. Those who
are pressing his candidacy for the vice
presidency now have told him, that in
the event of his making a great cam
paign on the stump this year, the credit
for victory, if victory again should come
to "he Republicans, largely would be hi3
and thus he would be in strong position
to uppeal to the party for the presiden
tial nomination.
Even if Mr. Bliss finally should con
sent to become a candidate and a
strcng intimation is given that in cer
tain -circumstances he could be induced
to stand it is questionable whether to
nominate him over the heads of the
leaders of the New York Republicans
wou..d be a desirable policy.
One of the most distinguished partici
pants in the conference and dinner -at
Mr. Griseorn's last night when asked to
day whether an effort would be made to
stem the stampede towards Roosevelt
begun Sunday, ' replied: "With whom
would you stem it? You can not defeat
something with nothing. Governor
Roosevelt's candidacy is something
tangible. It no longer can be reckoned
with ephemeral things."
In a nutshell that is the situation as
regarded by the best political minds in
attendance upon the convention. It is
intimated, but the intimation lacks even
the tacit confirmation of Governor
Roosevelt himself, that he will rise to a
question of personal privilege in the
convention and either withdraw his
name unconditionally, or state his rea
sons fcr i;Ot desiring the nomination.
That he will decline the nomination, if
once it should be made nobody believes.
In fact ne said that no man in such cir
cumstances can refuse to obey the par
ty's mandate and live in the hope of a
political future.
The intimation. It may be said origi
nated with friends of Representative
Dolliver, the magnetic orator of Iowa,
who has made so strong a bid for the
vice presidential nomination.
In connection with the Sunday stam
pede for Roosevelt some signed state
ments are published today which indi
cate that it has developed considerable
feeling. Gen. Grosvenor. the distinguish
ed Ohioan who is generally regarded as
the moutr. piece of the administration
on the floor cf the house and is the fath
er of the Dolliver boom, among other
things says:
"There are rumors to the effect that
because the administration is not anx
ious for tie nomination of Governor
Roosevelt certain persons, feeling some
grievance against the administration,
are organizing, or attempting to organ
ize, to fores Roosevelt on the ticket.
That this can be done successfully
without the consent and connivance of
Roosevelt, no man believes.
"That Roosevelt in this way is playing
the part which involves dunlic'tv no
body is heard to assert. That there is a
deep purpose- to drive Roosevelt from
the campaign for governor in New Y'ork
everybody knows. It may be that those
of us who liv-s until Thursday will wit
ness one of the liveliest fights in may a
year. It will not be conceded that mer.
like Long, Dolliver, Scott, Baldwin and
some others can be brushed aside by the
mere will of a dictator, and a great con
vention stampeded to aid in filling out
the political prejudices or ambitions of
any set of men. Should the name of
Roosevelt be announced in the conven
tion, a single word from him from the
platform denouncing the movement
would put an irrevocable end to the
whole performance."
Senator Thtrston. one of the dele
gates at large from Nebraska, always
a eoruiai supporter or tne administra
tion, makes these pungent comments in
nis statement:
"Certainly Governor Roosevelt will
not consent to a presentation of his
name about this there can be no ques
tion, rle has too much cf what is
generally called horse sense to put him
self in the vice presidential cage, and
it would be a cage for a man of Roose
velt's temperament and boundless am
bition. I don't believe he will consent
to have his name presented to the con
vention, and if it is presented without
his consent it will meet the opposition
of many who now say that the manner
of its projection is not intended as
an offering of love to the president
and his closest friends."
Representative Dolliver's friends in
sist that he will not be stampeded from
tne race, uney declare he will remain
until the finish. Desoite these state
ments, however, the feelinsr at this
time is that Governor Roosevelt unless
political signs iihould fail to an unusual
degree will be the running mate of Mr.
After several days of indescribable
dullness today is electric with interest.
The crowds which have been conspicu
ously ansent new are arriving on every
incoming train and marching clubs and
bands are on all of the principal streets'
making things lively in true convention
style. The peri'unctory proceedings of
the past few days have given way to
aggressiveness and bustle and tens of
thousands of strangers will be in the
city by nightfall.
The weather today is delightful, fair,
cool and bracing. It is a contrast to
that of Saturday and Sunday during
which a cold rain fell almost con
stantly. Delegation meetings for the purpose
of selecting members of convention
committees will be the order of the day.
Interest of course' will center in the ac
tion of the New York delegation, which
will convene at 8 o'clock tonight. At
that time action will be taken by the
delegation as to Governor Roosevelt,
and it is not unlikely that he may make
some statement at the meeting of his
position and desire. Distribution of the
tickets for the convention was begun
by Sergeant-at-Arms Wisewell this
morning. Up to that time not one
ticket had left the hands of Mr. Wise
well. The city of Philadelphia was
given 4,000 of the cards, which will be
given only to tho3e persons who sub
scribed to the locil convention funds.
Each delegate received his own and two
additional tickets, and every alternate
was given one seat The national com
mitteemen were each presented with
25 of the much nought after rste
boards, while the remainder were dis
tributed among distinguished men in
vited by the national committee.
Governor Roosevelt arose early this
morning, but even while he was dress
ing he was talking to visitors. He
breakfasted about 5:20 and while eat
ing grasped at every bit of gossip that
was brought in as eagerly as if he
expected to get some relief from the
pressure. He was told that Congress
man Grosvenor. Senator Fairbanks and
some other prominent people were out
working against his nomination and he
expressed satisfaction. It may be said
with a show of authority that Governor
Roosevelt is now busy with the problem
of deciding whether he will absolutely
decline the nomination even if it is
offered in, the conversion. He was of
the opinion up to 9 o'clock this morn
ing that he could not decline if it was
thrust upon him. and he is only waver
ing because of the advice of personal
friends that he cannot hurt himself any
more by declining than he can by ac
cepting. Lieutenant Governor Woodruff, him
self a candidate for vice president, took
a new view of the situation. He said
to the Associated Press:
"They cannot stop, in my opinion, the
nomination of Governor Roosevelt for
vice president. In fact, it is as good as
made. I do not see, either, how Gov-
ornor Roosevelt can possibly, with ben
efit to himself, either stop the boom
or decline the nomination if it is given
him. In -either event it would be re
garded as a tacit surrender to Hanna,
and the country at large would assert
that either he had been forced out of
the nomination by Hanna and the ad
ministration or compelled to decline by
the same forces."
Governor Roosevelt was asked this
morning whether the persistent rumors
that New Y'ork would endorse him to
night had any foundation. He said
rather sharply:
"None whatever. The delegation is
pledged not to do so, and I am assured
this morning that they will not attempt
to endorse mo."
"Perhaps they hope to get your con
sent to such an endorsement," was sug
gested. "Never, never," he said in his em
phatic way. "I will not consent, no
matter what happens. I shall not allow
my own state delegation to be for my
nomination. You may rest assured that
they will not endorse it."
Among the New York state delegation
it was the opinion that there would be
no attempt to endorse any vice presi
dential candidate, the delegation leav
ing the matter open.
George W. Aldrich said to the Associ
ated Press this morning in the presence
of Congressman Payne: "I don't think
they can stop Roosevelt's nomination,
but I don't believe New York will for
mally endorse him because the delega
tion will consider it wise to support the
governor in his attempt to meet this
Senator Hanna arrived in the city
at 9:45 this morning, having spent the
night with Mr. Griscom at Haverford.
He went directly to the Hotel Walton
and hustled through the crowd in the
corridor as rapidly as he could to his
own apartments on the second floor.
But it took a deal of effort on his own
part and also on the part of Colonel
Dick who had met him at the door to
get through the crowd that thronged
about him. Among those who pressed
upon him were many newly arrived del
egates who merely wanted to shake
hands, and many of them wore badges
proclaiming themselves as advocates of
McKinley and Roosevelt. The senator
looked upon these with a good natured
smile upon his broad face, but declined
to talk. To the small army of news
paper men he would only say that he
was not then prepared to say anything.
'I have just come to the city," he
said. "How can I say anything? I
have seen nobody."
"But you have some thoughts of your
own on the situation," was suggested.
"Hardly so early in the morning," he
With this the elevator snatched him
out of the hands of the crowd and he
went to his own apartments where he
went over the situation with Colonel
Dick and others of his faithful follow
ers. Senator Hanna's friends generally
admit very frankly that unless there is
a radical change the nomination of
Roosevelt is inevitable.
"At now looks," said one of the most
prominent of these friends early In the
day, "as though both the nominations
of McKinley and Roosevelt would be
made by acclamation. We do not care
so much about that, but we feel a little
sore over the prospect of the governor's
acceptance after his positive declar
ing to us earlier in the season that he
would decline if nominated."
"Decline if nominated?" choed Sen
ator Kean of New Jersey, who stands
with Chairman Hanna, decline, he can
not afford to decline if nominated. I do
not t-onsider Governor Roosevelt's nom
ination as positively assured.for I think
he may find a way in advance to pre
vent that consummation. But once
named, he can not decline. No man
It was suggested that Senator Allison
found a way of stopping his boom
"Ah," "-esponded the senator, "that is
different. Senator Allison is an older
man than Governor Roosevelt. He is
established where he is. Mr. Roosevelt
is naturally looking out for the fu
ture." Even Colonel Dick admitted the
strong probability of Roosevelt's nom
ination. Yet, he remarked that some
time must yet elapse between now and
the naming of a vice presidential candi
date and there was always a possibility
of changes until the end.
The originators of the Roosevelt
stampede are not yielding an inch.
Senator Quay is among the firmest.
J. D. Saunders, national committeeman
from Colorado, who was among the
first to embark upon the Roosevelt en
terprise, said today:
"We will land our fish sure: it is
even an easier catch than we had
counted upon. No eastern man ever
came to the west who made such an
imiiression as did Roosevelt. Tne
mountains and plains naturally love a
rough rider."
DENT. The Dolliver people have abated none
of the confidence they expressed last
night regarding the chances of their,
man. They say they had assurances
from Governor Roosevelt that he
would tell them what his intentions
'were, and that they had as yet re
ceived no word from him to the effect
that he would take the place. Lafe
Young and Director of the Mint Rob
erts, who are working the Dolliver
boom, had an engagement with Gov
ernor Roosevelt today in which it was
expected that the governor would tell
them what he intended to do. Besides
Young and Roberts the other parties
to the conference were to be Prof. Al
bert G. Shaw and Prof. Sutler, of
Columbia college. Both of these gentle
men are warm personal friends of Gov
ernor Roosevelt and are strongly of the
opinion that he should not take the
nomination for vice president. They
have not ceased to urge him to decline
the honor if the convention, attempts
to thrust it upon him, and. the Dolliver
people are placing great reliance in the
ability of these men to induce the gov
ernor to decline to take the place under
any circumstances. If they succeed in
carrying their point they say that Dol
liver will have a clear field as far as
the nomination is concerned, although
they do not claim that he will stam
pede the convention by any means.
They say that with Roosevelt out of
the way there will be nothing to it but
Delegation Reported to Ee For Roose
velt First, Dolliver Second.
Philadelphia, June 18. The Maine
delegation arrived at the Walton today
and opened headquarters near Sen
ator Hanna's rooms. The delegation is
for Long, but if Roosevelt consents to
allow his name to go before the con
vention the Maine men probably will
split their vote between the New York
governor and Cornelius N. Bliss.
The Kansas delegation arrived this
morning and a number of delegates re
ported that the sentiment for vice
president was nearly unanimous for
Roosevelt. Dolliver being second choice.
The West Virginia delegation had all
arrived this moi-ning. Morris Heik
meyer, the probable chairman of the
delegation, said: "We are for Roose
velt if he can be persuaded to take
the nomination. If he cannot be i
duced to run, we will go for Dolliver,
the greater part of us."
Virginia's contingent also declared
itself for Roosevelt if he could be in
duced to make the race. After Roose
velt they were inclined to favor Dol
liver. Park Agnew, delegate at large
from the state, said: "We do not think
the:e will be any necessity of consider
ing any second person if Roosevelt will
consent to run. After Roosevelt we
like Bliss very well, but Dolliver is a
good man and we think very well of his
Favora a Man For Vice President Who
Wants It
Philadelphia, June 18 Senator Mason
of Illinois was among the early arrivals.
He lost no time in taking positive posi
tion against Governor Roosevelt.
"I am for one of the candidates for
vice president," he said, "it matters not
which ior one or tne men wno warn,
the office and are willing to say they
want it. I do not believe that Mr.
Roosevelt can in honor accept the nom
ination if tendered him."
Asked if he would make a speech in
the convention, the senator replied: "No
I have no apologies to make."
Among the most active people about
the Walton corridors today was Mrs.
J. Ellen Foster, president of the Wo
men's Republican league. She la a
staunch supporter of Mr. Dolliver.
"Governor RoOsevelt Is an ideal can
didate," she said, "but I believe that he
can better serve the country, the party
and the state of New York as governor of
that state than as vice president. I
want Mr. Dolliver to succeed because
he embodies more of Roosevelt qualities
than any other candidate."
The Massachusetts delegates put in
a very busy forenoon. The delegation
was split up into small committees for
the purpose of lining up the represen
tatives from other states for Secretary
Long for the vice presidency. A com
mittee of fifteen called on all of the
New England states and found them
all loyal to the Massachusetts candi
date so long as his name is before the
From most of the states outside Hew
England however they could get - no
positive pledges for their candidate.
The New Hampshire delegation to
day passed a resolution to stand by
Secretary Long for second place on
the ticket until he is elected or with
drawn. The representatives from Oklahoma
Territory partly organized by selecting
Harry C. Thompson as chairman. A
poll was taken and it was found that
they will support Dolljver. If Roose
velt allows his name to be presented to
the convention then the territory's vote
will go to him.
List of Headquarters
is Finally
Phifadelphia, June 18. The late state
delegation to secure headquarters was
Arkansas, and yesterday Minister to
Mexico Powell Clayton arranged for the
members to locate at the Lafayette,
completing the list. All delegations are
now housed. Many of the colored men
whose states have headquarters at the
prominent hotels are living in boarding
houses. The completed list is as fol
States. Headanarters. No. Eel.
Alabama Continental 22
Arkansas Lafayette 16
Arizona Continental 2
Alaska Laf.iyetie 2
Connecticut Walton 12
Colorado Stenton ...
California Colonnade 18
Delaware Stenton
Florida Continental 8
Georgia Alchne 26
Illinois Continental 48
Indiana Lafayette SO
Iowa Continental
Idaho Lafavette 6
Kentucky Continental
Continental 21
Louisiana Colonnade
Maryland Continental
Maine Walton
Massachusetts . .Stenton
Mississippi 1209 Pine street IS
Missouri Bellevue 34
Michigan Walton 2S
Minnesota Lafayette 18
Montana Continental 6
New York Walton 72
Nebraska Stratford 10
New Jersey Lafayette 20
New Hampshire. Walton 8
North Carolina.. Continental 22
Nevada Florence 6
North Dakota.. .Continental 22
New Mexico Stenton 2
Ohio Waiton
Oregon Bingham
Oklahoma Ter.. .Continental
Pennsylvania. ...Walton
Khcde Island Lafayette ...
South Carolina. .Continental
South Dakota... Lafayette ...
Tennessee Colonnade ..
Texas ...-Continental
Utah Continental
Virginia Lafayette ..
Vermont Rittenhouse
West Virginia.. .Stratford ...
Wisconsin.. Walton
f 4
Washington Strati ord
YV yomiiig.
.Continental 6
West Virginia Senator Joins Vice
Presidential List.
Philadelphia, June 18. The latest
candidate for vice president is Senator
N. B. Scott, of West Virginia, Senator
Scott was brought out by the Virginia
delegation, which decided to give him
their entire support. His name will
be presented by J. Hampton Hoge, of
Roanoke. The understanding is that
West Virginia also will throw
12 votes to Senator Scott.
Has Been Sergeant at Arms For 12
Philadelphia, June IS. The national
Republican committee has again decid
ed to refer the contest in the state of
Alabama to the convention to be in
vestigated by the committee on cre
dentials. When the matter was taken
up in the committee today that body
decided to put none of the delegates
from the state at large or from the
Third and Fifth districts on, the tem
porary .roll.
Aside from the action taken upon
the Alabama contest, the most import
ant matter which cmne befo: the
cotnmittee at today's meeting was the
resignation of Colonel Swords as ser-geant-at-arms
of the committee. The
colonel has held his position for twelve
years, and there were general ex
pressions of regret as well as of sur
ririse over his determination to resign
A resolution extending the committee's
appreciation of his successful adminis
tration was unanimously passed ana
half a dozen speeches eulogistic were
Committeeman Pitke of Rhode Isl
and withdrew his resolution cor.cernin;
the representation of non-Renublican
states in congress from the table for
the nurtiose of presenting it to the com
mittee on resolutions unprejudiced by
committee action.
The delegates from Alaska, John E
Held and W. E. D. Grant, were ad
mitted to seats, as were also those
from Hawaii. CoL Samuel Parker and
A. N. Kepoikoi. In the latter case
there were some pleasant speeches
Colonel Parker said that his grand
father was an American and that he
felt proud to be an American citizen
and was glad to be allowed to sit In
a national convention.
After resolutions cf-thanks to Chair
man Hansa, Secretary Dick, to the
press of the country and the people of
Philadelphia the committee adjourned
sine die.
Save Developed in Several of the
Philadelphia, June 18. The War
mouth faction of the Louisiana, delega
gation held a conference today, but the
six Wlmberley delegates were not pres
ent. Owing to the contest which is to
be settled by the convention the dele
gation made no selection for the na
tional committee.
There is a hot fight on in the Illinois
delegation regarding the selection of a
national committeeman. The anti
Tanner men are in favor of Graem
Stewart, of Chicago, and the Tanner
faction are fiercely opposed to him.
There is a general opinion among the
delegates that John M. Sythe, of Chi
cago, could be elected over Mr. Stew
art if he will take the position. Gov
ernor Tanner is active in the fight
against Stewart.
A hot fight developed in. the Indiana
delegation over the position of na
tional committeeman. Harrv New. of
Indianapolis, is said by his friends to
have a majority, but the friends of
Harry Milligan, his opponent, do not
concede this, and they have been put
ting up a very hard fight. By consent
tne matter was allowed to go over
until tonight.
The fight in the Missouri delegation
for national committeeman wound ut
today in a love feast. The climax was
reached when J. Akin, the Missouri
state chairman, who led the faction op
posed to Richard C. Kerens, shook
hands with the latter amid the cheers
of the whole delegation. In a speech
Charles G. Denton asked the two men
to come together in the interest of
harmony and for the success of the na
tional ticket in Missouri in the coming
election. D. M. Houser was elected
chairman of the delegation.
Chairman McCammant of the Oregon
delegation said today:
"I hope to have the honor of placing
in nomination for vice president Judge
Tripp of South Dakota. In the event
of Roosevelt's nomination of course I
shall not present Judge Tripp. Judge
Tripp and our delegation believe that
Roosevelt should not be forced to take
the nomination. Roosevelt will make a
popular candidate, however, but we
believe Judge Tripp will be a stronger
one in the west."
Chairman Knight of the California
delegation says his state has no can
didate for second place, and that the
delegates are anxious to see any man
named who will be acceptable to the
administration. There is no objection,
he said, on the Pacific slope to Roose
Sunflowers on Lapel of Coat Brighten
the Quaker City.
Philadelphia. June 18. You can tell
delegates from Kansas just as far as
you can see them. They are bright spots
of yellow in all gathering of delegates,
for every man has on the lapel of his
coat an enormous sunflower, across the
front of which in golden letters is the
abbreviation "KS." The members say
that if their state emblem is yellow
there is not a streak of yellow in any
man among them. They are in a happy
frame of mind, and whenever you see
one you usually find near by from six
to ten, for they are clannish to a greater
extent than any of the other state dele
The delegation fought its troubles out
at home and brought none of them to
Philadelphia. Closely connected with
this struggle is the candidacy of J. II.
Burton for United States senator from
the state. Burton and Curtis are under
stood to have mutual political interests.
They both were in Washington Satur
day and called on President McKinley
Mr. Burton is chairman of the delega
tion. M. A. Low will probably be se
lected as the delegate from Kansas on
the resolutions committee.
Maine Delegation Refuses
to Be
Philadelphia, June 18. The Maine del
egation organized at noon, electing
Sidney M. Bird chairman. Joseph H.
Manley was unanimously re-elected
national committeeman. The delega
tion decided to vote as a unit for Sec
retary Long as long as he is a candi
date before the convention.
St. Louis Strikers Say They
Will Not Surrender.
St. Louis, June 18. There being no
prospect of an honorable settlement of
the street car strike the situation has
become more strained than ever. The
Transit officials insist the strike is over
while the men, backed by the Federa
tion of Labor, declare they will fight to
the bitter end.
Despite the large number of attempts
made yesterday to blow up street cars
Sheriff Pohlman is of the opinion that
the force of special deputies is no longer
needed and that the police are sufficient
for protection purposes. He has sent a
communication to President Hawes of
the police board suggesting that it
would be well to test the question
whether or not this community is now
ready to exercise its usual self-control
and in all respects to express and as
sert its proposition within the recog
nized limits of the law of the land.
Chief of Police Campbell said later
in regard to the sheriff's letter: "It is
foolish at the present time to talk of
withdrawing the sheriff's posse. As to
how long it will be necessary to keep
the sheriff's posse, I have no idea. No
man can tell."
Is All That Roberts Has to Re
port From Africa.
London, June 18. A belated dispatch
from Lord Roberts sent from Pretoria
under date of June 16 gives an official
version of an attack on a British post
at Zand river, June 16, by 800 Boers
with three guns. It says that General
Kncx with a mixed force drove off the
noers. who left four dead and four
prisoners on the field. The British loss
was Major Seymour and two men killed
and nine wounded.
A rumor at Cape Town that Lord
Roberts is about to seize the Delagoa
Ray railway at a strong strategetic
point arid the annc-ccement cf the
ct-mnleti-n of the new Can? cabinet
constitute the on!" other news from
South Africa today.
Weather Indications.
Chicago, June 18. Forecast for Kan
sas: Partly cloudy tonight and Tues
day with probable showers in south
portion; easterly winds.
Croker Sick of the Tammany Leader's
Ice Trust Course. - f "'
New Tork, June 18. John F. "Car
roll has been deposed from-the deputy
leadership of Tammany Hall. He was
succeeded, as Mr. Croker's representa
tive, by Lawrence Delmour, the -Tammany
leader's closest personal friend.
Mr. Delmour directed the -affairs- ef
the organization yesterday. Before
leaving fore his home, at City Island,
late in the afternoon, he said: "I "Rill
be on duty again at Tammany'Hall. at
11 a. m. tomorrow."
Mr. Carroll was seen at the Demo
cratic club. When asked flatly if he
had lost his place as deputy leader, he
grew pale and extremely nervous. He
kept his mouth closed and walked to
and fro, evidently deeply troubled.
Several other questions were put to
him. "I will say nothing at all," said
he finally, and walked away.
Went Up Two Cents in
Minutes in New York.
New York, June 18. An advance of
practically two cents a bushel in less
than a half hour's time put the wheat
market in a whirl of excitement this
morning and caused a veritable stam
pede of shorts. A good many traders
were caught unawares. Heavy south
western buvinjr orders were in the
market and not only were the scat
tered offerings quickly absorbed but
July was bid up frantically from 79
cents to 81V4 cents befGre the demands
of traders, could be anywhere near sat
isfied. Denver Times Changes Hands.
Denver, Colo., June 18. The Denver
Times changed hands today, a con
trolling interest having been purchased
by Mr. Charles E. Hasbrook and associ
ates. Plans for a new Times building.
to be erected by Mr. W. S. Stratton on
Stout street near Sixteenth, have been
made, and the Times will be equipped
with new presses and other additions
to its plant. The new management an
nounces that the Times will be con
ducted as a Republican newspaper.
Cures croup, sore throat, pulmonarv
troubles Monarch over pain of every
sort. Dr. -rnomas Eciectric Oil.
Chicago June 18. WHEAT Wheat went
booming up again today. Crop reports
covering Sunday were sensationally
gloomy ana mere was an enormous de
mand which swallowed heavy profit-taking
offerings. July opened Vt to 6sC over
Saturday at 75 to io;jC. and on wildly ex
cited bidding soared early to TTsC. A ner
vous reaction to 77180 followed. Damaee
reports this morning told of fields wiped
out or nearly so, of replowing and of
damage which no amount of rain could
now repair. One report said North Da
kota could not raise enough spring wheat
for seed. An authoritative statistician
wired the following to a local firm on
North Dakota :
"Saturday and Sunday worst days yet
and no amount of rain can now help
Local receipts were 111 cars. Minneapolis
and Duluth reported 649 cars. Liverpool
was higher, the Russian crop news un
favorable and there was a heavy decrease
of the amount on passage.
Wheat scored a sensational advance to
day. Wheat for delivery in July at the
opening on the board of trade at 75- to
7570 and under an enormous demand
steadily advanced In price till a sale was
made at 7aae. 41'S Vi higher than the last
sale of Saturdays trade. The advance was
caused, by reports alleging the almost to
tal failure of the spring wheat crop in
the Dakotas and Minnesota. Men who
had bought wheat week3 ago at a lower
figure, today took out moderate fortunes
in profits. There was all but a panic in
the pit. The close was at 7S-i3T-8C for
CORN Corn was strong in sympathy
with wheat. July ojiened a' shade lower
at 3S1t'S;sc and advanced to 40Hc: Re
ceipts here were 849 cars. Tftie puts .suf
fered by desertions to wheat.'
J-uly touched 40Vc and closed JUc
higher at 39?&40c.
OATS Oats were quiet and firm. July
opened unchanged at 22a2Zc and sold to
23fi231c. Local receipts were 325 cars.
PROVISIONS were steady and quiet.
Julv pork opened 105115 cents higher at
ttl.60Ti 11.65 and sold off to $11.50: July lard
opened unchanged at $.70. touched
and then eased to $G.67Vfe: Jul-Vibs opened
5 cents higher at 5j.75 an touched $ti.77Vi,
later easing to $t. iii!ci.t. id.
FLAX N. W.. $1.80: S. W.. $1.80; Sep
tember, $l.?.51,4: October. $1.31Vi.
BARLEY Cash, 3!a44c.
RYE Julv, 57c.
TIMOTHY September, $2.S0.
Chicaso Livestock Market.
Chicago, June IS. CATTLE Receipts.
21.00i), including 600 Texans: generally 10
cents lower. Steers. $4.4tra5.70: stockers
and feeders, $3.5(ft5.00: cows and heifers,
3.XWi5.00; canners. $2.2502.95; bulls, $2.40
4.40: calves. $5.0uii7.00; Texas fed steers,
3.754.3S: Texas bulls, J3.10.li3.CJ.
HOGS Receipts. 27,000; tomorrow, 23.900:
averere. 10 cents higher. Top, $5.25: mixed
and butchers'. $5.bMU.22H: good to choice
heavy. $5.121i'?f 5.25; rough heavy, $5.00'so.l0;
light. $5. 054 5.22V.; bulk, $5.1214'a 5.2o.
SHEEP Receipts, 17,C. Choice strong,
others slow. Wethers. $4.00ffi5.Su: -rfesvern
sheep. $4.755.25: yearlings, $5.40-S5.9O: na
tive lambs, So.Oifiifi.ibO; western lambs, $6.00
(jxG.SO; spring lambs, S5.0-jS7.23.
Kansas City LivestockMarket.
Kansas City, Mo.. June IS. CATTLE
Receipts. 5.000. Market weak to 10 cents
lower. Native steers, $3.7n'a5.45: Tej;-ie
steers, $3.40fi5.35; Texas cows. $3.10':i3.75;
native cows and heifers, $3.10'(f4.fi5; stock
ers and feeders, $2.75&4.9o; bulls, $2.25
HOC 3 Receipts, 5 000; market 5-S10 cents
higher. Bulk of sales, $4.95-ii5.07i-.2; heavy,
$4.is(5.15: packers. $4.&2V2,&5.10; mixed. $4.f5
ij5.05; light. $4.855.00; yorkers, $4.to!s5.00-,
pigs, $4.S5-g5.00.
Receipts. 3,000. Market strong. Lambs,
$4.00; muttons, $7.25; muttons, $3.30ti5.5O.
Kansa3 City Produce Market.
Kansas City, Mo., June IS. WHEAT
Julv. eci'ic: September. 71Vic. Cash: No.
2 hard, esi70c: No. 3, C6U.t(G9c: No. 2 red,
71c: No. 3. 64-5 ti6c.
CORN July, 37Vs1Jc: September, 37c.
Cash: No. 2 mixed, 3Sc; No. 2 white, 3s?i
ig39c; No. 3. 3c.
OATS No. 2 white, 23c.
RYE No. 2. 54c. . ,
HAY Choice timothv $10.00510-50; choice
prairie. J-i.oWj v.uo.
BUTTER Creamery, 15Sl7i4c;
fancv. 14c.
EGGS Fresh, 8c.
Market Gossip.
Omaha: Hogs. 3.500- cattle, 200.
Worlu's shipments: Wheat, 1. .20,000.
P.ain all over the northwest.
Hog ir:irket 10c lower.
Chicpgo- Wheat, 111: corn. S49; oats, 32a.
Liverpool: Wheat, td higher; corn un
changed. London: Wheat. d higher.
Northwest receipts 01 wheat: Duluth,
137 cars today, last year 2o9; Minneapolis,
lat year, 637.
Primary receipts: Wheat. 870.000 against
l.'22,000 last year; corn, 833,000 against 896,
000 last year.
Sales to noon, 267.145 shares.
Kansas City receipts: Wheat. 177 cars
against 253 last year: corn, 7S cars, against
:,s last year; oats, 16 cars, against 6 last
J Liverpool closing cable: Wheat. Tad
fcicher: corn. Hd higher than Saturday.
Visible supplv: Wheat, decreased 231,000;
corn, increased 2,000; oats, decreased 244.
000. Total visible: Wheat, 44,176,000; corn, 11,
230.000; oats. 5.891.000.
Puts on July wheat, good tomorrow,
7534; calls. 81; puts, on July corn, 3S;sc;
calls, 4u;ic
Foot Powder. S
Cure for aching, swollen and J
tired feet. J
.Keeps the shoes sweet, dry
and wholesome.
Sent by mail, postage paid, 25a
Phone 3G. 731 Kansas Are,
Cotton Market.
New York. June 18. COTTON Spot cot
ton quiet: middling uplands, 9 1-lQc; (id
gulf, 9 5-16C
Topeka Markets Today.
Topeka, June 13.
COWS t2.501T3.75.
DRY LOT STEERS $4.00'5'4.5J.
DRY LOT HEIFERS 4.fca4.60.
LIGHT .5fVff4.70.
MEDIUM AND HEAVY 4.60-5 4.80.
NO. 2 WHEAT 63Ac.
NO. 2 CORN 34c.
NO. 2 OATS 2!VKg23c
HAY $5,00.
EGGS 9 cents.
CHICKENS &S6 cent.
Topeka Hide Market.
Topeka. June IS.
Based 'on Chicago and Boston quota
tions. The following are net prices paid
In Topeka this week:
NO. 1 TA1.LOW-34C.
New York XTp-Town Gossip.
Furnished by J. C. Goings, Commission
Merchant, 112 East Fifth street, Topeka,
Kan., receiver and shipper of grain.
New York. June 13. A conjunction of
bearish incidents brought an increase of
activity to the stock market last week,
but It was at the expense of values. The
declaration of the half yearly dividend of
only one percent on Northern Pacific,
common, caused significance to the street.
because it was the first official confession
by railroad managers that a crop short
age existed in the spring Wheat regions.
It also indicated that coupled with fear
of reduced tonnage political ajid indus
trial unoertanties would dictate the policy
of husbanding earnings. Gold exports
also took place rather unexpectedly and
the foreign exchange market and other
conditions give evidence that there may
be further demands upon .our supplies this
week. The situation in China became
more serious as the week wore on and It
finally culminated in reports from Pekin
of the most alarming character. It would
be foolish to say that securities markets
may possibly show considerable resistance
to these unfortunate developments and it
would hardly be honest on the part of
banker, broker or public commentor. The
crisis in China is dangerous, not because
of its immediate developments. The fin
ancial world looks beyoTid the massacre of
Christians and the disordering of inter
national commerce with China to the
point where controversies may arise be
tween the powers themselves.
Butter Market
New York. June 18. BUTTER Firm:
creamery, extras, lCglSUc; factory, 133
Sugar Market
New York, June 18. SUOAR Raw firm;
fair refining, 4Vsc; centrifugal, tes", 4r"sc;
refined firm; powdered, $5.60; granulated,
New York Monev Market
New York, June 18. MONEY Money on
call steady at 1, per cent: prime mercan
tile paper. V-.'aV per cent. Sterling ex
change easier with actual business in
bankers' bills at $4.8714 for demand and
at $4.S4Ui:' for sixty days: posted rat-s.
$4.S5n, arid $4.iS.4. Commercial bills, $4.K3&
SILVER Silver certificates, WSfflc; bar
silver. O'OHc; Mexican dollars, 47iC-
BONDS Government bonds s:ronsr: IT.
S. refunding. 2s, when issued, registered,
V&A: do coupon. lf?; twos, registered,
loo: 3s, registered. 109; coupon. 0"j; new I.
registered. 134a4: coupon.-134-; old 4-t. reg
istered. 114?; coupon, 115a; 5s, registered,
lll?s; coupon, llS2.
Range of Prices.
Furnished bv J. C. Goings. Commission
Merchant. 112 East Fifth street, Topeka.,
Kan., receiver and shipper of grain.
Chicago, June IS.
Article. Open High Close Sat.
June ...Ti
75 77 74U
768 79a 75:ai
.... S-40 3934
391 'y 39--40 p8
'f 40?3
23'4 2i
227, 23'i 2-23
22Vi -3 Sl'-i
.. 11 10 115)
11 47 11 50 11 50
11 07 11 70 ,11 67
6 67 6 70
6 67 6 67 6 70
6 77 6 SO . 6 77
6 72 6 70
6 72 6 72 C 70
6 SO 6 75
67 69H ' 66
69 71Vi 6S'.S
37 371,4 36i
37V4 37 36",
July ..
Aug. ..
June .
July .
Aug. .
June .
July .
Aug. .
75-vs 79
39V.- AfAi
S5) 40S
. 2214-23 23t4
Julv ...11 60
Sent ...11 75
11 65
11 bt)
Sept 6 70
6 82
6 70
6 82
.. 6 77 6 77
.. 6 80-S5 6 SO
Julv ... 67
Sept ... 69
Julv ... 37
Sept ... 37
Ranges of Prices on Stocks.
Furnished by J. C. Goings. Commission
Merchant, 112 East Fifth street, Topeka,
Kan., receiver and shipper of grain.
New York, June 18.
( Op'nlHigh! Low ICl'se ! Sat.
1147i 115
973 i 9
89 I 8'."4
31 j 3 8
64 67 'i.
30-,; 30--4
124H 124H
14S, lint",
11V 112Mj
2i 24Vi
7.1--T,! 10
87'.4 1 88
80 j .'114
4s"4 4!,:-i
72 I 724
8314! 83,
127 12 ,4
30 ' 31
56V 57'
25'a, 25
55Vsj 56
74' 74
64 j Go
, ! 73
E0',3i 5154
74'4 j 74
1 1 10
People's Gas ..
Am. Tobacco ..
A. S. & W
B. R. T
Federal Steel ..
C. B. & Q
C, R. I. & P...
C. M. & St. P..
Atchison com..
Atchison pfd ..
Western Union
Mo. Pacific ...
U. Pac. pfd .
U. Pac. com
Atchison adj
N. Y. Central
S. Pac. pfd ..
C. C. C
C. & o
Reading pfd
B. & O
T. C. & I. ..
N. Pac. pfd ..
N. Pac. com..
L. & N
C. & G. W. ..
115U; 11414:
9S i 9S3: 97i
S9i', 89'fsi 8
52t 82i Soi.
67 671-4 ;
21' 4 SU-! 30VS
12 P- 1244 12338
l!i4V2 104?.4 104V;
11 2H 112-i! IIIH
24- 24-i - 24
70 70V8 C-xt
hl S I 87
80 794
49V 491.4. 477
72- 72 71
50, 51 50
8334 S3' 831,4
12i 12714
8111 31 3,.-
57 i 57 563-s
25i,s i 25', 25Vs
56 56 55'4
74H 74 73-,
64 641,4 63 I
72V4 73 72'
52V 521-t; 5V
74'-j UW, 74
10? 104, 1U

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