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TOPEKA STATE JOUHNAL, THTJBSDAY EVENING, JUNE 21, 1900.
3 J ROOSEVELT AS" A MAN.' (Concluded From Sixth Page.) poetical man. is restored to the Republi can party in Roosevelt. Roosevelt does not feel people with both hands. He has no beatific smile into their eves as it some secret lay between them which neither would tell. He has not been led around by a boss like Belt sarius by a blind boy. He is conspicuous In this -convention, where he is person ally present, by the absence of any body guard. All the 'powers of the convention have been ' trving to direct attention from Roosevelt. He came here apparently with out a dress stilt and went into the Hanna banquet like a man otf his bicycle. It is true that nolitical motives In at least two of the states swelled Roosevelt's strength in this convention. But the administration found Itself in a peculiar situation. It was afraid not to have Roosevelt, and almost afraid to have him. Roosevelt can not be a potent being In the vice presidency, and vet John C. Rreckinridt;e. as vice president, received the presidential nomination over James liuehanan-. his president, in 1S60, because he seemed the embodiment of youthful decision end party vigor. Roosevelt, to some persons, betokens the revival of literature in this country, which the era of mere prosperity has discour aged. I have had two occasions to make a small study of Theodore Roosevelt. He sat close to me some years ago at Chicago, to address the Marquette club, and Warner Miller was the ponderous speaker there. 1 think. But the young- men all wanted to hear Roosevelt, and that was long before the Cuban war. Roo:-evelt as a quantity preceded war. Roosevelt delivered from manuscript, but with force, his address upon the reali ties of politics. It was plain to me that the vouths of the Republican party fore felt, "or foresaw, in Roosev?!t the mat we now see in lyoO carrying away the conven tion. A few weeks ago I haopen-'d to bo In the parlnr car fiom Wasn't! scron to New York, and T saw Governor lionsoveH read ing a book beside his wif as I supnos-M her to be. a Hue-looking lady, with e ery indication upon her countenance tli:it her htisburd had never worried h-r. I had a plight doubt as to this being Mrs. Roose velt, beeau-o she seemed so satisfied with tin- state of '.hires. Rooseve't is both a reader and a writer, and diff'Ts from Lodge, of Massachusetts, in that he reia'ns a temperament, while I-odue seems only to have retained his lt erarv industry. Roosevelt h;s a union of the physical and the in'ellectual type. Though n' t with a coarse nec.t, his neck has something bull-like about it. as could be seen in K bert B. Lee. George H. Thomas ai.d other men of battle, yet gen tlemen. As Roosevelt has won almost everything bv directness and velocity, the rounding tip of his career has been somewhat wor ried bv the r-ecersity of subduing himself. Time, however, will do it-! own subdu in. To sit ever hat self-wcrshinin- senate anditsmanv stupid beings will subdue him more than Tom 1'latt, who is only one of tile nilmhfr As to what mav ensue, if McKiiley imd Roosevelt a-e elected. I sho ld tadire that the efforts of Roosevelt will be directed towards strengthening his party witl.ojt becoming a" eecctive dispatch bear.?'". Roosevelt has btraved no mission to be come verv rich. This is perhaps why the corpora ttons in NevYork city are said to fear him Rut nobodv expects to find Roosevelt in tli ice trust. When he come home from Cuba nobody thought of offering; him a subscription. I should sav that he was not a very rich man and perhaps poor among the Roosevelts who belong to both the politi cal parties. I am renvnded. in Roosevelt's success. of one of the figures of this convention f'haoncev M. Iepew. who. in 1W. was almost the candidate of New York for president. ills connection with the Vanderbilts op erated against him in the western states. But Mr. Ilepew is also a literary minded man. who loves fame more than money, nr.-l he was profoundly moved by his pos sible proximity to the presidential nomin ation. The lnte John Russell Tounst and my self talked to him in the embrasure of a window at Chicago; and I thought that ripples, almost waves, of nervous ambi tion. ."-o to tie seen in bis face. Some of the western delegation had said that he could carrv th.-ir states. Rets were be ing made that Vie would be the nominee. l;ot in this convention at Philadelphia he has been almost the solitary deelaimer in favor "t" the president. la politics, as in morals, the way to glorv lies upon accepting the precept. ' Give all that thou hast unto the poor and come and follow me." It is sureiv a remarkable picture to see a convention which was called together to indorse McKinley alone bestowing its whole attention upon the young governor of N.w York. MR. liOOfEVELT AS FOLICE COM MISSIONER. governor Roosevelt first came Into general public notice during his career as police commissioner in New York. He assumed the management of the New York police force and gave the corrupt and careless management such a shak-ing-up that it placed the police force of New York upon an entirely new basis. The following concerning Governor Roosevelt's career as police commission er is taken from Munsey's Magazine: "Mr. Theodore Roosevelt has a theory that you ought to devote all your ener gy to the work you have on hand: that you should not divide your interest and fritter your time away on a great many things. He is himself a good example f the success of this theory. He has followed carefully, and he has been an eminently useful member of the New York state legislature, an admirable civil service commissioner, and he is now the energetic and practical 'reform' president of police commissioners of the city of New York. "There is a cheerful and courteous as pect about police headquarters now that has never been there before, and Roosevelt not only sets an example for the employes in the building, but he in sists that they shall be considerate of the feelings of every caller. The old woman in the sunbonnet can ask ques tions of the brass buttoned young man in charge of the elevator with the same impunity that the police commissiont r himself enjoys, and . receive the same sort of an answer. Courtesy to citizens is one of the principles on which the re formed police force is based. Its mem bers are instructed to recognize the tax payer lis their employer, and show him the deference due. Mr. Roosevelt is raining a practical knowledge of the po lice system by looking after all its de tails in person. A woman came to the commissioner a few days ago and wait ed patiently In the outer office until Mr. Roosevelt made one of his periodical visitations. When he asked her what she wanted, she told him that her hus band, a member of the force, allowed her only three dollars a week, and abused her shamefully. " I will look into the matter and see that justice is done you so far as I can, Euid the commissioner. "The woman started to tell him of the language her husband had used to her. " I haven't time for that.' said Mr Roosevelt, pleasantly, but firmly. 'Your case shall have full attention. A little later the commissioner said to Acting Chief Conlin. 'call officer so and so before the board. I don't know what authority we have in this matter but I am going to tell him that he can not abuse his wife, apd that he must provide for her better. We don't want men on the force who do not care for their wives.' "Men seeking appointments come to the commissioner in swarms. He smil ingly refers them to the civil service board. It they are known to him per nonally, he tells them that so far as character Is concerned he will be glad to recommend them, but that he has no power to go behind the action of the board. "The president of the Liquor Dealers' association called to see the commis sioner while the writer was in his office. He wanted to tell Mr. Roosevelt what power his association wielded, and what good or harm it could do. Mr. Roosevelt listened, and then told him pleasantly but positively that he did not care a snap of his fingers about the power of the association. " 'I want to see justice done to you as to every one else,' he said. 'You shall have the protection of the laws, you may be sure, whether you are pow erful or weak." "Mr. Roosevelt's offices are on the third floor of the building on Mulberry street, which has been the headquarters of the police force for many years. Across the -way are a couple of tene ments, on the lower floors of which are the oilices of the police reporters of the daily newspapers. From this point of vantage they can survey the building at all times, see who goes in and who comes out, and form their own judg ment of w-hat is going on inside. Oc casionally they come forth from their dens and visit the office of the chief on the first floor, or that of Police Commis sioner Roosevelt on the third. "In the outer room of Mr. Roosevelt's suite is a big desk, standing between two windows, and a typewriter desk -in the corner. In another corner stands a rack on which are the files of all the New York morning papers. All articles about the police board in these papers are marKea in rea, so tnat the commis sioners can know each morning at a giance just what the journals axe say ing about them. "The second room is an ante-room to the third In it sits the attendant who guaras me commissioner s door. He is an officer in full uniform, and he takes visitors cards in to Mr. Roosevelt. When several cards have accumulated tne commissioner comes out, excusing himself if he has any visitors in his private office, and disposes one by one of the people who have been waiting to see him. It does not take him long to deal with them. If any one has bust ness of importance, he makes an ap pointment for an hour when he can dis cuss the matter at length. From about :jo until ll:3U the reception in the com missioner's outer office continues. Then, on days when the board holds meetings, the commissioner goes to join his col leagues. He comes out half an hour or an hour later and returns to his office to receive more visitors, until one o'ciock. He remains until four o'clock. He is up and down stairs a great deal consulting with his colleagues and with the chief. "While Mr. Roosevelt has other am bitions than thief catching or manag ing a force of four thousand police offi cers, he is content for the present with the reform work. This he is doing with energy ana success. QUIET MRS. ROOSEVELT. Rather Dreads Washington Society Whirl With Her Six Children. Philadelphia, June 21. A great many of the delegates have endeavored to catch a glimpse of Mrs. Roosevelt, but the governor has protected her from the gaze of the curious. fehe was a guest at luncheon today at the resi dtr.ee of Mr. John Brock, 1417 Spruce street. In the aosence of Mrs. Brock, who is In Europe, Miss Helen B. Tyler, her sister, was hostess. Mis. Roosevelt studiously avoids no toriety. She says she is simply a plain, o.uiet woman, whose views are of no interest to any one except her husband and her family, and she has no social aspirations. , At the luncheon the Dolitieal situa tion, was, of course, carefully can vassed. Mrs. Roosevelt does not care for offi cial life in Washington, and one of the reasons her intimate friends give for the governor's unwillingness to run for -vv V" X v. s MRS. THEODORE ROOSEVELT. vice president is that he ts not finan cially able to support the position. H has an income of $S,0O0 a year from hi: private fortune and this. with his salary of $8,000 as vice president, would not enable him to entertain at all and provide for his large family of children There are six little Roosevelts and as Mrs. Roosevelt said today, it costs great deal to educate and clothe them properly, and she prefers that they shall have all the comforts of horn- rather than that a social campaign on a small income should be made in Washington. KNEW TEDDY AT SAN J XX AX. One Drink in Cuba Brought Four Drinks in Philadelphia. Philadelphia, June 21. As Governor Roosevelt was rushing out the side en trance of the Walton yesterday after noon he was stopped by a seedy looking individual who gave him a mili tary salute and addressed him thus: "Colonel, do you remember the fellow who held your horse in the hollow near Pan Juan hill while you got off and drank out of the spring?" "Centainly I do, and what is it I can do for you now?" "It occurred to me. colonel, as I help ed you to get a drink in Cuba, you might help me to get a drink in Phila delphia." "Yes, four of them," remarked Col. Roosevelt, and he handed the soldier 50 NATIONAL COMMITTEE. The Following is a last of Members aa Far as Chosen. Philadelphia, June 21. The following is the national committee: Alabama, no selection; Arkansas, Powell Clayton; California, W. C. VanFleet; Colorado, E. O. Wolcott; Connecticut. Charles F. Brooke: Delaware, John Edward Ad dicks; Florida, John G. Long; Georgia, Judson W. Lyons; Idaho. George L Shoup; Illinois, Graeme Stewart; In diana, Harry C. New; Iowa, Ernest E. Hart; Kansas, David W. Mulvahe;Ken tucky, John W. Yekes: Louisiana. A. T. Wimberly; Maine, Joseph H. Manley; 7 f ' 1 tA- J" 1 Maryland, L. C. McComas; Massa chusetts, C. Xj. Mever: Michigan. Wm. H. Elliott; Minnesota, Thomas H. Shev- lin; Mississippi, H. C. Turiey; Missouri, Richard C. Kerens: Montana. W. H. Dewitt ; Nebraska, R. P. Snyder; Ne vada, P. L. Flannigan; New Hampshire, Charles T. Means; New Jersey, Frank lin Murphy; New York, Frederick S. Gibbs; North Carolina, J. C. Pritchard; North Dakota, Alexander McKinney; Ohio, George B. Cox; Oregon, George A. Steele; Pennsylvania, Matthew Stanley Quay; Rhode Island, Charles R. Bray ton; South Carolina, E. A. Webster; South Dakota, J. M. Green; Tennessee, Walter T. Brownlow: Texas. R. B. Hawley: Utah, no selection; Vermont, James W. Brock; Virginia, George E. Bowden ; Washington, George H. Baker; West Virginia, N. H. Scott; Wisconsin, Henry C. Payne; Wyoming, Willis Van devanter; Alaska, John G. Hyde: Ari zona, William M. Griffith; Indian Terri tory, W. M. Millette; New Mexico, Solkmen Luna; Oklahoma. William Grimes; District of Columbia, Myron A. Parker; Hawaii, Harold M. Sewell. KANSANS ABROAD. Cyrus Iceland Not Displeased Because of the Badge Incident Philadelphia, June 21. The Kansas men, delegates and visitors, are much cast down by their family quarrel yes terday when a small minority carried the withdrawal of the resolution thank ing Cyras Leland for past services to the party in the capacity of national committeeman. Leland himself, while he was unmercifully hammered by his enemies, is rather pleased with the epi sode, for the renewal of the old fight on him at a time when the Darty's ac credited representatives ought to pre sent a harmonious front puts his ene mies in a bad light and arouses sym pathy for him. To a reporter he said last night that he fully understood the majority of the delegation was readv to vote for the resolution and that he was with the delegation only to preserve peace in the family. He especially was grateful to Mr. Low. He was not less thankful to others who stood for the resolution. Three of the men had been especially conspicuous in the fight on him in the First dis trict and their conduct yesterday showed that they knew when a fight ought to be over and fully understood the folly of carrying a feud into the campaign. There is with the Kansas delegation a Mr. Sheldon of Tooeka. This Mr. Sheldon is fat. good natured, and evi dently a good fellow. The story be came noised about that the author of "In His Steps" was reporting the con vention for the Capital. Several re porters telegraphed the fact to their papers. Mr. Sheldon's free and easy manner of using the English language soon established his identity as a busi ness man and politician, rather than a preacher, but the Topeka preacher had already been exploited in the news paper's. David Mulvane, Hiram Dillon and Charles Blood Smith of Topeka and E. W. Wellington of Ellsworth will remain in the east to attend the annual ban quet of the Yale alumni and the Harvard-Yale boat race. Judge Wall, the Kansas member of the committee on credentials, voted with the majority in the Delaware con test. ftTJATS PLAN For Reducing Representative of the South in Convention. Philadelphia, June 21. The resolution introduced by Senator Quav for the rear rangement of the basis of representation In future national conventions has caused a sensation, particularly among the dele gations from southern states. The inter est manifested in the proposition is scarcely second to that aroused by the contest for the vice presidency. Four years ago. Henry C." Payne, na tional committeeman from Wisconsin, proposed to the committee an amendment to the rules providing that thereafter delegates to Republican national conven tions should be elected on the basis of one delegates for every 10.000 Republican votes cast at the previous election. The proposition was widely discussed at the time. ' At various times since the cam paign of 1S93 the question of changing the basis of representation has been .discussed informally, the principal argument by the advocates of a change being that under the present rules, the southern states, upon which no reliance can be placed for Republican electoral votes, proportion ately have greater power in the selection of candidates than those looked to always to elect a Republican president. Later at Wasidngton, Mr. Payne brought for ward his proposition. The committee, however, decided that it had no authoritv lto lake any action upon the question. It COLONEL ROOSEVELT AND GENERAL WHEELER 1- 'Jt ' SS, 'J w -- Reproduced from Harper's Weekly. By Permission, Copyright by Harper & Brothers. Riding Into Camp at Montauk Point, L. I. was held that before the committee could pass on the question a national conven tion would have to instruct it to do so. Mr. Payne dropped the matter at the time, so far as he personally was con cerned, but during the past ten days the fire which has been smouldering, burst forth in the earnestness of the Xew Jer sey delegation to take the question be fore this convention. After General Ring ham had presented the report of the com mittee on rules. Mr. Quay arose and of fered the following resolution as an amendment to the committee's report: "That hereafter each state shall be en titled to four delegates at larg-e. and one additional delegate for each lu.iKOT votes or a majority fraction thereof, cast at the presidential election for presidential elec tors, and six delegates from each organ ized territory and District of Columbia and that the methods for the election of such delegates shall be provided for by the national committee." The reading of the resolution was re ceived with applause, particularlv from the New England, New York and Penn sylvania delegates. Among the delegates from the southern states There was mani fest uneasiness and it was evident in stantly that if an effort was made to adopt the resolution at once a lively scene would be precipitated in the convention. Audible objections were raised to prevent consideration of the resolution, and at the suggestion of Mr. Quay, promptly seoonrled bv General Bingham, it went over until today. Chairman Lodge added in response to a query that It would be brought before the convention immed iately after it assembled. Mr. Quay sent to the clerk's desk the following state ment showing number of delegates ac cording to present basis, as compared with basis of one delegate for each 10.() votes, maioritv or fraction thereof cast for McKinley In 1SW. Also compared with number of delegates based on equal rep resentation as stated, to which is added four delegates at large from each state: States. Alabama Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware Florida Georgia Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts .. Mich-Ran Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New York North Carolina . North Dakota .. Ohio Oregon Pennsylvania ... Rhode Island ... South Carolina . South Dakota .. Tennessee - Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia .. Wisconsin Wyoming Totals 1 22 1 9 r it; s IS 19 8 7 12 15 6 6 8 5 26 10 6 5 4S fio 30 30 2 33 20 21 25 2-S 15 6 12 12 16 IS 0 32 28 S3 IS 23 IS 5 S4 34 6 5 15 11 6 5 5 10 20 2! 72 S5 22 20 6 7 , 46 57 8 S 64 77 8 S . IS 5 8 8 24 19 30 21 6 5 8 9 . 24 IS 8 8 12 14 . 24 31 6 5 . 894 SS4 A ONE MAN AFFAIR. Roosevelt Is First Choice of Nearly Every Delegate. Philadelphia. June 21 A canvass of the different state delegations regarding the situation indicates that there is no man who can compete with Roosevelt for the nomination. He is the first choice of nearly every delegation, and as Dol liver, the strongest candidate after Roosevelt, has said that he will not al low his name to go before the conven tion as being a candidate provided Roosevelt will accept it. it is practical ly a one-man affair. Eliminating Roose velt from the question, it shows there only are Dolliver, Long and Woodruff. A number of the Colorado delegates called upon the Massachusetts delega tion last night and proposed that if the Massachusetts delegates would propose the amendment to the rules of the con vention proposed by Senator Quay they would support Secretary Long for the vice presidency. The proposition was declined. A delegate from Colorado, however, said that if Roosevelt's name . "V- ,1. - . ,'- ?iJf7 - & is placed before the delegates the dele gation will support him. Roosevelt, he says, is very strong throughout the coal counties, and in fact the whole state, and would poll 10,000 more votes for the national and state ticket than any other vice presidential candidate now in the field. The Oklahoma delegation is a unit on the vice presidency, if however Roose velt's name does not come up, the del egation will be divided between Dolli ver and Wooaruff. The delegates say they will be guided by what Kansas does. The fight in the Texas delegation for national committeeman was settled by the election of R. B. Hawley of Galves ton. E. H. R. Green will be a candi date for reelection to the chairmanship of the Republican state executive com mittee. The Texans w ill support Roose velt for vice president. Delegate Tyler Worden of Montana said that his state was for a western man, Tripp preferred, if Roosevelt did not run. When told that Tripp would also decline in all probability, they said they would go fcr Dolliver. If New York would agree on some other man than Woodruff, they would support him i-.s a matter of expediency, but they would not accept the candidacy of Mr. AVoodruff. "We are solid for Roosevelt," said Chairman Burton, of the Kansas dele gation. "He will be nominated, he wiil accept and he w ill be the next vice pres ident of this country. We told him yes terday that we thought he should make the race and naturally after that we could do nothing else but vote for him." Although Chairman Burton was confi dent that the delegation would vote for Roosevelt, several members announced that they preferred Dolliver, but that they would give up their preference if Roosevelt would run. The endorsement of Woodruff cut no figure with this del egation and they said they would not accept hini under any circumstances. The delegation from Wyoming came prepared to boom Col. J. L. Torrey, but decided not to present his name when the overwhelming sentiment in favor of Roosevelt became manifest. PLATT AT HOME. Still Believes Roosevelt Will Be Nom inated at Philadelphia. New York, June 21. Senator Thomas C. Piatt of New York arrived from Philadelphia late Wednesday after noon. As he walked through the cor ridor of the Fifth Avenue hotel it was piain to be seen that he was suffering physical pain. His step was not elas tic and he kept his lips drawn tightly. He did not. however, require the as sistance of any one, nor did he use a cane. When he reached his apartments he immediately lay down on a couch for a rest of an hour or so. Harry B. Piatt, son of the senator", received a representative of the Asso ciated Press shortly after his arrival. "The senator,'.' said he. "while suf fering is not very ill. The day he left for Philadelphia and before going from his office, he slipped and fractured a rib He told no one of the accident, and it was after we got to Philadelphia that I first learned of it. He kept up, however, and has rot required the ser vices of a physician." "The strain of the convention and the heat . began to tell on- him and added greatly to the pain he suffered. In the afternoon I said to him that I was going back to New York, as busi ness called me, and suggested that it would be a good plan for him to come with me. He at once grasped the idea and accompanied me back here. I am sine he will be about again as usual in a few days."" "Now, as to politics." Mr. Piatt was asked. All sorts of rumors have been flying about concerning an alleged ouarrel between Senator Piatt and Senator Kr-nna." "The rumors are all wrong," was the renly. "To show the falsity of them, it is only necessary to say that Senator Hanna and father rode to the conven tion together." ALL LEFT TO HANNA And He Decided That It Should Be Roosevelt Philadelphia, June 21 Senator Hanna threw up the sponge last night. He found he could not stem the Roosevelt tide without using the direct influence of the administration. And this he could not get. Possibly even with it he might have failed. But without it the task was hopeless. The president would have no hand in an effort to control the convention. He made known directly 1 4 s.fs 4 " . .' i'i J to Mr. Hanna his wish that the will of the convention should not be thwarted and when that unequivocal word came Mr. Hanna reluctantly abandoned the fight. With his retirement from the contest against the Empire state gover nor, both nominations could have been made before the convention adjourned yesterday. The original programme was the renomination of McKinley Wednesday, and to nominate the candi date for vice president today. But the national Republican committee had made a compact with the local Phil adelphia committee to keep the conven tion here three days and it was feared that if the nomination for president was made the convention might take the bit in its teeth and wind up the proceedings before dark. Knowing the temper of the delegates and the crowds Mr. Hanna decided to take no risks. And consequently the immense throngs which blackened the vast amphitheater were compelled to content themselves with the routine in cidents connected with the permanent organization, an oration by Senator Lodge, the permanent chairman, and the scene which attended theunanimous adoption of the platform. Then they returned to the city to wait another 24 hours for the nominations which they have traveled, some hundreds, some thousands of miles, to witness. It was a great disappointment to most of them. The machinery of the convention moved so smoothly that the session did not afford them an opportunity to let off Fteam. There was not the slightest jar. The wheels moved as noiselessly as a Corliss engine. The hand of Hanna was at the helm. He is an experienced and accomplished manager. Not an eccen tric slipped. At one point when the convention scraped on a sand bar over a proposition advanced by ex-Senator Quay of Pennsylvania, to cut down the representation of the southern states in future conventions to a. basis of votes polled for the Republican candidate, the lever was reversed and the convention promptly backed off, thus avoiding the threatened shoal by postponing a decis ion upon the subject until today. The southern delegates, without re gard to color, race or previous condi tion, are very much incensed over what they regard as a blow at their power in national conventions, and the growl they emitted indicates that they pro pose to fight in their effort to avert it. Senator Hanna has issued this state ment: "The administration has had no candidate for vice president. It has not been for or against any candidate. It has deemed that the convention should make the candidate, and that has been my position throughout. It has been a free field for all. In these circumstances several eminent Repub licans have been proposed; all of them distinguished men with many friends. "I will now say that on behalf of all those candidates, and I except none, that I have within the last twelve hours been asked to give my advice. After consulting with as many delegates as possible in the time within my disposal I have concluded to accept the responsi bility involved in this request. In the present situation, with the strong and earnest sentiment of the delegates from all parts of the country for Roosevelt, and since President McKinley is to be renominated without a dissenting voice, it is my judgment that Governor Roose velt should be nominated for vice presi dent with the same unanimity." This announcement of Mr. Hanna was made after a long consultation with many leaders of the party. He called all the newspaper men into one of the rooms where the consultations had taken place and read it from manu script. Just before the statement was given out. Chairman Odell spent a few min utes in the room and when he came out said: "The whole matter got into a snarl and was left to Senator Hanna to arbitrate, and his decision is that the vice presidency should go to New York and Roosevelt will be nominated." Immediately following Mr. Hanna's announcement of the withdrawal of all the other candidates and the nomina tion of Roosevelt for vice president by acclamation, Mr. Dolliver authorized the following statement: "My candidacy has been wholly unso licited; I have not up to this moment spoken one word seeking the nomina tion to even a member of my own dele gation. Tonight Mr. Long, Mr. Scott and myself placed our candidacies in Mr. Hanna's hands to dispose' of as he saw fit. It was agreed that our names would not be presented, and upon my request Mr. Lafe Young of my state, will place Mr. Roosevelt in nomination in behalf of the nation. I believe that the name of Governor Roosevelt on the ticket will give it greater strength and enthusiasm than the name of any other man in America." RAILROAD Bailroads Busy Arranging1 For? " the Convention TraTel. Small Fourth of July Excur sions Will Be Unheard Of. People living in Kansas, Oklahoma and Colorado, who desire to attend tha national Democratic convention in Kan sas City July 4, may be sure of all tha assistance the railroads can give in get ting there. The passenger and operat ing departments of the western roads running into Kansas City are now giv ing much attention to the arrangement of train service for the convention, ancl orders are being issued looking to tha control of equipment in the western ter ritory. As a result of the big convention, small Fourth of July excursions, whichi have been regular features with the railroads in past years, will be unheard of. The fact that thousands of people will be in Kansas City will not be so much responsible for this as the action of the roads in refusing to attempt to provide equipments for such affairs. Every available car will have to ba made to multiple service for the con vention, and no attention will be paid to other excursion business. General Passenger Agent Black of the Santa Fe stated today that advices re ceived by him indicated that the move ment into Kansas City would assume great proportions by July 2. This means three days at least of unequalled travel into Kansas City. Many special trains will be run by the Santa Fe, Rock Island, Union Pacific and Missouri Pacific roads. In addition every regular train will carry additional equipment. SANTA FE DEPOT CHANGE. Night Ticket Agent Collins Resigns and Ralph Kennedy is Appointed. The vacancy caused by the resigna tion of Lou Collins, night ticket agent at the A. T. & S. F. depot in this city has been filled by the appointment of Ralph Kennedy. Mr. Kennedy was for merly agent in the North Topeka office. The vacancy in the North Topeka office has been filled by the appointment o Fred Gilyeat, who formerly held a posi tion in the superintendent's office. Mr. Collins has taken the position oS stenographer to Superintendent Mo Lellan. Texas Lanes Balk. Chicago, June 21. Western presidents devoted the greater part of yesterday to plans for establishment of pools for di vision of passenger business, out when, they adjourned they found themselvea far from accomplishment of suggested! purposes. The Texas lines, it is said, could not see how they, under anti-trust law and influence of the railroad com mission of the Lone Star state, could judiciously enter into a pooling ar rangement such as would be necessary; to bring about desired conditions. Early Stock Shipments. G. W. Closson, Santa Fe fuel and ice contractor, has returned from a trip . through New Mexico and Colorado. In speaking of the crop conditions he said that at the present time prospects were never better. The grass fed cattle are looking as sleek and fat as they usually do after being on the range all summer. It is quite likely that the cattle ship ments this year will begin much earlier than in years heretofore. Why Closson Gave It TJp. Proposals continue to be received by the Santa Fe for a contract to handla the coal and wood business of the road. The present contractor, G. W. Closson, says he was compelled to cancel his con tract because of the increased cost or labor and material. The bids will ba opened within a couple of weeks. Cavalry Via the Rock Island. Two hundred United States cavalry men, with their horses and equipment, in a train consisting of seven Pullman sleepers and six palace stock cars began the journey to the Pacific coast over the Rock Island last evening. ' The RocS Island secured the contract for tha transportation of the soldiers at Fort Sill to the coast and this is the second train load. W. McMillan Dead. Portland, Ore., June 21. W. McMillan, assistant general freight agent of the Michigan Central railroad died in this city last night of pneumonia. Mr. Mc Millan, whose headquarters were in Chicago, came here a week ago on busi ness, when he was taken ill. RAILROAD LOCALS. An immense amount of stock has been hauled over the Katy during the past few days. Yesterday and last night 13) car loads of stock arrived in this city, destined for St. Louis and Kansas City. Parsons Eclipse. William Dunn, who has been Missouri Pacific roundhouse foreman here for nine and a half years, has resigned and J. W. Nunn, of Fort Scott, arrived to day and will assume charge. Mr. Nunn Is a practical machinist having spent IS years- in railroad shops and knows ev ery detail of an engine. El Dorado Re publican. Biiley Backus, the Central Branch brakeman, who has for years been a, brakeman on the Central Branch pas senger run, was recently transferred to a run west of Downs. Seniority rules among the brakemen on the Central Branch, and it developed that Backus was the second oldest brakeman on the road, and he requested that he be re turned to his old run, which request has been granted. He has been a brakeman. on the Central Branch for ten or twelve years. Atchison Globe. The steel gang at work in the south yards yesterday had to lay oft on ac count of a lack of men. It takes about 20 men to do this work and less thant that number can accomplish little.There were not nearly enough yesterday and as a consequence the whole gang wag laid off until today. This morninp tha number of men was incomplete by four. Ordinarily it is little or no trouble to get men to do this work, but Just at present it looks as though the men had all gona to the harvest fields to hunt jobs. Ar kansas City Traveler. PLATT'S ILLNESS. Physician Has Ordered Him to Stay in Bed. New York, June 21. Senator Thomas C. Piatt is still a sick man and is quiet ly submitting to the strict orders of his physician. Dr. Daniel P. Pease visited the senator early today and advised him to remain in bed for the time being, Mr. Piatt passed a very uneasy night, sleep ing for only short intervals. "I find nothing alarming in Senator Piatt's condition this morning," said Dr. Pease after the examination and subse quent bandaging. "An athlete who had gone through the strain and pain whichi the senator has experienced during tha last few days, would be knocked out too. It is imperative that he remain quiet for some time yet"