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Democratic National Conven
tion Completes Its Ticket.
Adlai E. Stevenson domi
nated for the Second Time
Hill Positively Declined to Ac
cept the Place
Though It Seemed To Be His
If He Wanted It.
Convention Hall, July 6, 3:44 p. nt.
Adlai E. Stevenson, of Illinois, was
nominated for vice president on the
first ballot, tie received a total of
SS9H votes.
Vote by States on Vice Presiden tia
Convention Hall, Kansas City, July
6. The first ballot for vice president re
sulted as follows:
Alabama, cast 3 votes for Stevenson
and 19 for Hill; Arkansas. Towne 5;
Stevenson 11; California, Stevenson 15;
Towne 3; Colorado, Stevenson 8; Con
necticut, Stevenson 9; Towne 3; Dela
ware, Stevenson 4; Hill 2; Florida.
Stevenson 4; Hill 4; Georgia, Stevenson
26; Idaho, Hill 3; Towne 3; Illinois,
Stevenson 48; Indiana. Stevenson 28;
Towne 2; Iowa, Stevenson 26; Kansas,
Stevenson 20; Kentucky, Stevenson 26;
Louisiana, Hill 16; Maine, Towne 2;
Stevenson 10; Maryland. J. Walter
Smith 16; Massachusetts, Hill 13;Towne
11; Stevenson 6; Michigan, Towne 6:
Stevenson 23; Minnesota, Towne 18;
Mississippi, Stevenson IS; Missouri,
Stevenson 23; Hill 6; Towne 3;
Danforth 1; Hogg 1; Montana.
Carr, 1; Hill, 3; Stevenson, 2. Nebras
ka: Towne, 10; Stevenson, 6. Nevada:
Towne, 2; Hill, 4. New Hampshire:
Stevenson, S. New-Jersey: Hill, 20. New
Tork: Hill. 72. N. Carolina: Carr, 22.
North Dakota. Hill 6; Ohio, Patrick 46;
Oregon. Stevenson 5, Hill 2, Towne 1;
Pennsylvania. Stevenson 64: South Caro
lina, Stevenson IS: South Dakota. Towne
6. Stevenson 2: Tennessee, Hjll 2i; Texas,
Stevenson 39; Vermont, Stevenson 8: Vir
ginia, Stevenson 24: Washington, Toffna
S: West Virginia. Stevenson 12: Utah,
Stevenson 6; Wisconsin. Stevenson 21,
Towne 3: Wyoming, Stevenson 6: Alaska.
Stevenson 6; Arizona. Stevenson 5. Towne
1; Rhode Island, Stevenson 8; New Mex
ico. Stevenson 5. Towr.o 1: Oklahoma,
Stevenson 31;., Towne 2H: Indian Terri
tory, Stevenson 6; Hawaii, Hill 6.
Convention Hall, Kansas City, Mo
July 6. The final day of the national
Democratic convention broke clear and
hot. The sun blazed pitilessly down
through the same brilliant sky that has
marked every day of convention week,
and the cloudless blue gave no promise
of relief from the intense heat. But the
grateful wind which' has saved the week
from being intolerable did not forsake
the sweltering crowds today. It blew
steadily from the southwest, hot. It is
true, from Its passage over the plains,
but nevertheless a wind. It swept in
through the great windows at the
south end of the hall, fluttered the
bunting and flags and fanned the vast
crowd. .
An hour before the convention hall
was opened dense crowds were packed
around the various entrances and hun
dreds more were coming on every
thoroughfare that afforded access to the
building. About thirty minutes after
the doors were opened the galleries
were all occupied, and still the crowds
around the entrance and in the streets
had suffered no diminution.
Yesterday the hall was so densely
packed that it was at times impossible
to move around upon the floor, one
fourth of the delegates were unable to
eee the chairman and three-fourths of
them could hear -nothing uttered from
the platform. The aisles were choked
up to a degree that was dangerous, and
passage through them was at all times
difficult and late in the evening it was
impossible. This morning the police
and sergeant-at-arms started in with
great vigor to prevent anything like a
repetition of the disagreeable features
of yesterday's second session, and for
a considerable time met 'With success,
but they were gradually overwhelmed
and made comparatively helpless by the
heavy crowds that were allowed to pass
oy tne gate Keepers. The crowd was
not as great or as terrific as that of
last night the great features of the
convention, the reading of the platform
and the nomination of a candidate for
the presidency being over.
Sulzer was the first vice presidential
candidate to appear in the hall, and
his appearance seemed to excite very
little interest. He came down the
aisles from the delegates' door, coat
thrown open, hat jammed hard down
on the back of his head, his tall form
towering over a small Ohio delegate at
his side, across whose shoulders his
arm was caressingly thrown and into
Whose ear he talked with great energy.
At 10:45 a. m.. Chairman Kichardson
advanced to the front of the platform,
a great bouquet of sweet peas in hand
and with a sweep of the gavel cut oft
the strains of the band, slowly stilled
the confusion and brought the conven
tion to order for its third dav's work.
But it was some minutes befo" there
was sufficient quiet for the opening in
vocation and then the great audience
arose while the Rev. Rabbi Mayer, of
Kansas City, delivered a prayer breath
ing the sense of responsibility resting
upon the convention.
Immediately following the prayer the
call of states began for the purpose of
making nominations for the vice presi
dency. Great confusion prevailed and
very few of the delegates were aware of
what was going on until Alabama and
Arkansas had been passed, and Califor
nia was called. Then the doughty form
and florid face of Senator White emerg
ed from the Californians and In stentor
ian toces he demanded to know what
was going on and that the aisles be
cleared of the disorderly intruders.
(When the chairman responded that Cal
ifornia w-as being called for nomina
tions. Senator Whie announced that
California yielded to Arkansas.
'"And Arkansas yields to Illinois, to
place In nomination Adlia Stevenson, of
Illinois," shouted Jefferson Davis, the
Democratic candidate for governor of
Arkansas, standing on a chair and re
ceiving a cheer for his mention of Stev
enson. Now all business was suspended
as the confusion had become so over
powering that the call of the secretaries
was inaudible above the roar. The po
lice and sergeants at arm struggled
Vainly to dispossess the mob which was
now well nigh in control of the floor.
Men fought to retain their places, and
there were many exciting encounters
which at times threatened to precipitate
a fight under the eyes of the multitude.
It took 15 minutes to restore some
semblance of order and then the spokes
man for Illinois, Representative James
Williams, presented the name of Stev
enson. Mr. Williams spoke rapidly and brief
ly, and at his mention of Adlai E.
Stevenson, Illinois was on. its feet
cheering wildly. Kansas was up as
was Alabama, Arkansas, Minnesota and
a large number of delegates in differ
ent parts of the hall. The applause,
while vigorous, was short, lasting above
a minute. When the roll call reached
Connecticut that state gave way to
Minnesota amid cheers and cries of
"Towne." A. A. Roesing, of Minnesota,
then took the platform to present the
name of Charles A. Towne, of his state.
Mr. Roesing is a tall, powerful man,
with a voice beflttin? his fi'alwart
frame. He could be heard in every di
rection. His first applause was gained
when he spoke of Mr. Towne as a man
who embodied the best characteristics
of American manhood. When he pro
nounced the name of Towr.e there was
cheering from the Minnesota delega
tion, which rose to its feet, waving flags
in frantic fashion. The galleries Joined
in the applause with fervor, but there
was less enthusiasm among the men on
the floor, who had the votes. A stout
woman in the northeast corner of the
first gallery climbed upon a chair, hold
ing in her hand a colored lithograph
of Bryan and Towne, while with her
right she waved a handkerchief vigor
ously. Congressman Shafroth, of Colo
rado, a zealous supporter of the can
didacy of Mr. Towne. climbed into the
gallery in an effort to get the woman
forward to the platform, but she de
clined to come. By degrees the enthu
siasm spread throughout the delega
tions and in a short time were up the
states of Washington, Wyoming, Mon
tana and South Dakota, but their num
ber was much less than that which had
risen to the name of Stevenson.
While the galleries were enthusiastic
over Towne there was an excited little
group about the chair of ex-Senator
Hill. In it was Croker.
"You must take the nomination and
save the day," said Edward Murphy,
"I cannot: I cannot," replied Hill, his
face white and set. "I do not want it."
"You must take it," said Croker,
leaning over him. while Norman E.
Mack and Frank Campbell held Hill,
one on each side, and urged him. to ac
cept. An excited man from New Jersey,
shaking his fingers under Mr. Hill's
nose, shouted: "You can't refuse. You
can't. The party must have you to save
the east."
"I don't want it. You can. name
Stevenson. He's as good as I am." said
Hill, and then turning to Murphy and
Croker and gripping his hand he said:
"Please don't force this; please don't."
Mr. Murphy then gave an indication
of a prearranged scheme to nominate
by saying to the excited Jersey man:
"You keep quiet and it will be all
right. We have it fixed."
Meanwhile the confusion continued to
be so great in the hall that even after
Chairman Richardson had recognized
Governor Thomas of Colorado, to sec
ond the nomination of Mr. Towne, not
a word of his speech could be heard
by either the delegates or the people in
the galleries. Finally, after Governor
Thomas had been speaking for a minute
or more, former Senator White went to
the platform and in a ringing voice
warned the convention that if order was
not restored he would move that the
galleries be cleared.
When the state of Delaware was
called the announcement was made that
the state will yield to New York. Then
the result of the Hill conference be
came apparent. A tremendous shout of
applause swept through the hall. Del
egate Grady, one of the leaders of Tam
many Hall, had already ascended the
platform and as he stepped to the front
to address tlie convention the applause
and cheering increased. His first sen
tence rang through the great building
in trumpet tones:
Mr. Chairman: On behalf of the uni
ted Democracy of the state of New York
I present to this convention as a candi
date for vice president the name of
David Bennett Hill. After Some minutes
of uproarious enthusiasm partial quiet
was restored and the senator continued:
"The representatives of the Demo
cratic party of New York state recog
nize their responsibility to the Democ
racy of the nation and believe they ap
preciate the expectation of the Democ
racy of the union, in the presentation of
this honored name. There is no state
in the union with so much to gain
through Democratic success and so
much to lose by Republican triumph as
the state of New York. We are to elect
this year not only the entire state ticket
from governor to state engineer, not
only as in every other state of the union
every member of congress, but every
member of our state senate and every
member of the assembly. Desirous of
strengthening our hands at home, we
desire more to strengthen the national
ticket and we stand here 72 as one to
pledge you the electoral vote of the
state of New York if David Bennett
Hill shall be the nominee of this con
vention for vice president. (Applause).
"This is not idle sentiment. We be
lieve that David B. Hill by the side or
William J. Bryan and standing upon the
platform framed by this convention is
by thousands upon thousands of votes
the strongest man that can be named
for the Democracy of New York, New
Jersey and Connecticut. He is not. nor
has he been in any sense a candidate
for this nomination. He has suggested
every and any means which he thought
might bring about harmonious action
upon the part of the delegation from the
state of New York and secure the elec
toral vote of that state for our nomi
nees. He may be prepared to decline
the nomination which the delegates
have offered to him and now present to
this convention. (Cries of "no, no").
VV e say to you, decline or not decline
from the first to the last ballot in this
convention New York's 72 united en
thusiastic true blue Democratic votes
will be cast for David B. Hill." (Long
continued applause and cheering.)
On behalf of Democracy of New
rk I present to this convention for
the nomination for vice president the
name of David Bennett Hill."
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Nominated For Vice President
It was dramatic in the extreme. The
effect was electrical. His words set the
convention in a frenzy of enthusiasm.
The scene which followed was far the
most tempestuous of the session, and the
name of Hill echoed and re-echoed
through the hall. State standards were
seized and held aloft and the conven
tion was canopied with fluttering flags
and handkerchiefs. Delegates and spec
tators cheered and the great structure
fairly shook with the noise when the
galleries became infected with the en
thusiasm. Governor Hill, meantime had
worked his way through the surging
multitude to the platform. As he as
cended it, his hands were eagerly grasp
ed and he was escorted to the seat of
the permanent chairman. He asked Mr.
Grady to yield that he might make a
statement but Mr. Grady declined.
Mayor Van Wyck, of the New York
delegation hurried to Governor Hill and
began an earnest conversation with him
urging him not to decline the nomina
tion which evidently seemed to be with
in his grasp. Hill only shook his head.
It was a pretty, even a dramatic side
play. All the while the convention was
pulsing with enthusiasm and cheering.
When finally Mr. Grady was permitted
to proceed he said that Governor Hill
might decline. "But decline or not," he
shouted, "New York's united and her
solid 72 votes will be cast to the end for
David Bennett Hill."
While Senator Hill on the platform,
w'aited for quiet and for Senator Grady
to finish his speech he kept repeating:
"I will not take it." To Senator Grady
he said: "This is absolutely unfair. You
should not do It."
Judge Van Wyck kept urging him to
accept and not make a declination. Hill
was obdurate. H is face was like mar
ble, his hand trembled and he wiped the
prespiration from his brow. While G-a-dy
was speaking Hill asked to see Sen
ator Jones and the ex-senator said
to him: "Jones stop this thing. It is
not wise. It should not be forced upon
me. Help me stop it."
Chairman Jones said: "I will hel
you. Go on and decline and I'll help
you out. I'll see the delegation leaders.
You are right. Go on and make your
Then Senator Hill advanced "to the
platform. He stood with head bowed
a few minutes expressive of gratitude
for the cheers that rolled in heavy vol
ume toward him from every part of the
hall but finally there was a
chance of his voice being heard.
He was frequently interrupted by pro
tests as he insisted he could not accept.
From New York came cries of "Yes you
When he said clearly and firmly, "I
did not come Into this convention as a
didate and I can not accept the honer,"
didate and I can not accpet the honer,"
again came the cries of "Yes you can,"
in greater volume than before but
they had not the slightest effect.
He left the platform cheered to the
echo and surrounded by his friends who
pressed forward to grasp his hands.
When Georgia was called, Mr. Hutch
ins of that state spoke briefly and clear
ly, delivered a short speech in second
ing the nomination of Stevenson from
James Kennedy of Connecticut had
yielded to Illinois in the roll call and re
ceived a like favor from that state when
its name was called and James Ken
nedy, chairman of the state delegation,
made a short seconding speech for
Stevenson of Illinois.
When Idaho was called she gave way
to Washington and W. H. Dunphy
placed in nomination the name of
James Hamilton Lewis of Washington.
The name of Lewis was received -with
but feeble cheers that lasted but a few
Indiana gave way to Virginia and
Congressman WMlliam A. Jones of the
latter state seconded the nomination of
Stevenson. Iowa seconded the nom
ination of Stevenson from the floor.
Chairman Sells of that delegation con
tenting himself with the simple an
nouncement. Kansas did not respond and at the
call of Kentucky there were cries of
"Blackburn," but the senator did not
respond and ex-Governor MeCreary of
Kentucky came forward and seconded
the nomination of Stevenson of Illinois,
whom he claimed as a son of Kentucky,
he having been born in that state
Delegate E. H. McCaleb of Louisiana,
when that state was called announced
from his seat that the delegation from
Louisiana unanimously seconded the
nomination of that gifted leader and
statesman of New York, again the name
of Hill arousingtheconventionto cheer
ing and applause.
Delegate A. Leo Knot, of Maryland,
formerly an assistant postmaster gen
eral, presented in a brief speech the
name of Gov. John Walter Smith, of
When the state of Massachusetts was
called, George Fred Williams ascended
the platform amid considerable ap
plause.; In the course of his addresss,
which was delivered in clarion tones,
carrying to the uttermost parts of the
hall; he paid a handsome compliment
to the state of New York, which he de
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by the Democratic National
clared was unitedly in favor of the plat
form and ticket of this convention. For
this reason no state in the union was
entitled to greater fconsideration than
New York. This was received with a
shout of approval, the belief becoming
in some manner prevalent that Mr.
Williams was about to second Hill's
"The name w-hich seems most desir
able in the interests of the party," Mr.
Williams declared, "in connection with
the vice presidential nomination is that
of a man who is intellectually and mor
ally the peer of the candidate for the
first place, Charles A. Towne, of Min
nesota." Cordial applause was given. Mr.
Towne's name, but it was tempered by
such remarks from among the dele
gates as "We want a Democrat," "This
is not a Populist convention," and other
expressions that raised in question Mr.
Towne's Democracy. In response to
these cries Mr. Williams insisted that
Mr. Towne was as much of a Democrat
as any man in the convention. At the
conclusion of the speech both Williams
and Towne were heartily cheered.
Minnesota when called yielded the
floor to Mr. Cummings of Connecticut,
who briefly seconded the nomination of
Towne. His speech, as usual with those
seconding the nomination of Mr. Towne
vas received with much applause from
the galleries.
Senator Money, of Mississippi, rose
when his name was called and made
his way to the spectators' platform. He
declared the ticket should be composed
of men both of whom had been Demo
crats in every political affiliation. He
therefore seconded the nomination of
Adlai E. Stevenson.
The audience then received Governor
Stone, of Missouri, with great enthu
siasm, rising to its feet and cheering
and waving flags, while the band played
"Dixie." When he spoke it was with
deliberation, and he was given strict
attention, particularly by the local au
dience. His eulogy of Teller and Towne
called for a burst of applause, and his
sentiment that even if they had been
Republicans their support of silver and
Mr. Bryan entitled them to seats in this
convention was the signal for more en
thusiasm. His closing remarks second
ing Mr. Stevenson, and saying that all
who differed in 1896 should be welcomed
to the party in 1900, if they would come,
was applauded.
Nebraska passed in the call for nomi
nees, saying they had nobody to present
as a candidate.
Nevada had Mr. Newlands present
their views. He named Mr. Towne a
their choice, and the minute he men
tioned the name there was a call for a
The audience was displaying Its im
patience. When New Hampshire was
called Colonel Henry O. Kent made a
very short speech in favor of Steven
Delegate Daly of New Jersey rose to
second the nomination of Hill. He
spoke vigorously and his terse speech
called forth loud cheers.
Patrick H. McCarln rose in his seat
when the roll call reached New York
and announced that the Empire state
would yield its time to Delaware. L.
Irving Handy of that state took the
platform and like Mr. Daly spoke for
Hill. He declared that although the
senator had declined a better soldier
had never walked beneath the Democra
tic flag and when he was nominated he
would take it.
The convention was becoming very
impatient over the long list of seconding
speeches and there were frequent calls
of "time" before he concluded. Senator
White of California spoke energetically
from the platform, declaring that those
who did not desire to hear the nom
inating speeches could go out. If they
did not care to go out they should keep
North Dakota from the floor seconded
the nomination of D. B. Hill. S. M.
Gates, a tall powerful son of North Car
olina, presented the name of Colonel J.
Julian Carr from his state. He spoke
briefly and escaped the usual remin
der conveyed in the call of "time."
Ohio put in nomination the name of
A. W. Patrick of the Buckeye state.
His name was presented by M. A.
Daugherty, who was one of the few
speakers whose speech could be heard
at any distance from the platform.
Oregon from the floor seconded the
nomination of J. Hamilton Lewis of
W. H. Sowden of Pennsylvania read
his speech seconding Stevenson from a
yellow slip of paper. Although he spoke
clearly and distinctly the crowd in its
impatience repeatedly interrupted him
by calls of "Louder," "Time," "Vote."
He read readily however, and the tum
ult increased to such an extent that
Chairman Richardson was compelled to
use his gavel frequently.
South Carolina from the floor second
ed the nomination of Stevenson.
Tennessee also from the floor, Chas. T.
Chase making the speech seconded the
nomination of that "matchless leader of
the New York Democracy, David B.
Hill." :
This was greeted with a howl of ap
plause. Jonathan Lane of Texas promised to
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be brief when he took the platform and
he kept his word, seconding the nomi
nation of Stevenson. "
Speech of Congressman Williams of
Convention Hall, Kansas City, .July
6. Congressman Williams in presenting
the name of Adlai Stevenson for vice
president said:
Gentlemen of the Conventian: Illi
nois, is grateful to Arkansas for this
evidence of her regard. The united
Democracy of Illinois desires to present
to this convention for the next vice
president a Democrat (cheers), who drew
his first breath from the pure Democratic
atmosphere of Old Kentucky. (Cheers.)
One baptised in the great and glowing
Democracy of Illinois.one who has stood
squarely on every Democratic platform
since he became a voter. One who has
twice represented in congress a district
overwhelmingly Republican, one who
is not a Rough Rider, but a swift rider
(cheers); not a warrior but a states
man. A man who stands for civil gov
ernment against military , rule. A man
who believes that a president of the
United States who ignores the constitu
tion as the present Republican president
has done mu:t be one who loves his
own glory far more than he loves the
republic. A man who believes Ameri
can despotism 13 no better than any
other despotism. A man who places
human blood above human greed. A
man who will not trade away the prec
ious life of an American soldier for a
nugget of gold in the Philippine Islands.
(Cheers.) A man who would not give
the 3,000 or 3,500 brave American sol
diers whom McKinley has sacrificed in
that hot bed of disease and destruction
for all the islands in all the seas. (Ap
plause.) A man who, during four years
of faithful administration as first as
sistant postmaster general of the United
States demonstrated to the country
that he knows a Republican when he
sees one in an office that belongs to a
Democrat. (Laughter and applause.)
Nominate our man and you will not have
to explain any speeches made against
Democracy for he has never made any
kind only Democratic. (Applause). A
man in the full strength of his man
hood, able to canvass every state of
this union. Gentlemen of the convention,
Illinois make no exaggeration when she
tells you that in that great state the
conditions are far better, the prospects
are much brighter for Democracy than
in 1892, when our candidate for vice
president carried it by 30,000 majority.
(Applausce). We have a state ticket
stronger than we ever had before. We
have but one Democracy in Illinois. We
Voice the sincere sentiment of the De
mocracy in Illinois from one end of that
state to the other when we ask you to
nominate a man whose name we shall
present, a man who has been tried, gone
through the contest and no weak spots
found in his armor, a man whose high
character and ability recommend him to
the people in every part of this republic,
a man who possesses the noble attrib
utes of a noble man great enough, good
enough to be president of the United
States with a platform that reads like
a Bible and with these two faithful
Democrats standing together, shoulder
to shoulder we can sweep criminal ag
gression and McKinley hyprocrisy off
the face of the earth.
Gentlemen we now present to you the
choice of the united Democratic party
of our state that distinguished states
man, that splendid, good, reliable Dem
ocrat, ex-Vice President Stevenson, of
Illinois. (Great applause).
Kansas Farmers Said to Have Paid
$25 For Tickets
Special to the State Journal.
Kansas City, July 6. The ticket bro
kers were sharp enough to get hold of
hundreds of tickets to the convention.
Wednesday season tickets brought $25.
Thursday afternoon the Journal corres
pondent saw a man pay a broker $3 for
a single admission.
These brokers sold a ticket, to farmers
especially, guaranteeing reserved seats,
special privileges, etc., which admitted
the innocent purchaser to the conven
tion hall building, but took them only
beyond the entrances, having no cou
pons or numbers, which entitled the
holder to even see the inside of the con
Illinois Kan Most Likely to Be
Named as Bryan's Running Mate.
Adlai Stevenson was born in Chris
tian county, Kentucky, October 23, 1835,
received a common school education,
and was also a student at Center col
lege, Danville, Ky. His family re
moved to Blooming ton, 111., when young
Stevenson was 17 years old. He was
admitted to the bar in May, 1857; made
master in chancery in 1860-'64; was
elected to congress In 1875; sent as a
delegate to the national Democratic
convention in 1884 and 1S02; appointed
first assistant postmaster general un
der President Cleveland, 1885-'89; elect
ed vice president on ticket with Grover
Cleveland; appointed a member of the
commission to Europe to try and secure
international bimetallism in 1897.
Speech of David B. Hill Declining the
Vice Presidential Nomination.
Convention Hall, July 6. In declining
the nomination for the vice presidency,
Senator Hill said: "Mr. President and
gentleman of the convention: (Great ap
plause.) Whtile I greatly appreciate the
action of the delegation from New York
it is proper for me to say that It is
without my approval. (Cries of "no no")
I appreciate also the manifestations of
friendliness on the part of the delegates
from oher states, but I feel that it is
my duty to rise here and now and say
to you that, for personal reason and
good and valid reasons I can not accept
this nomination. (Great applause and
cries of "no, no," and "you have got to
take it.") I have not been a candidate.
I do not desire to be a candidate and I
must not be nominated by this conven
tion. (Renewed applause and cheering
and cries of "you must, you must.")
"There are gentlemen here whose
names have been or will be presented to
this convention any one of which names
is stronger than my own. (Cries of "no,
no"). There is no difficulty whatever in
making a satisfactory choice and I
ought not in justice to them to permit
my name to be used a single moment
further and this convention should pro
ceed to nominate a candidate from some
of those who have been named. In jus
tice to me, in justice to them, in justice
to the party, in justice to the ordinary
procedure of this convention it Is un
fair to me to place me in this position
without my consent." (Great applause).
Special to the State Journal.
Kansas City, July 6. Kansas and
Missouri had a quarrel over Webster
Davis immediately after Davis joined
the Bryan forces.
"That's a MIssourian," exclaimed a
gaunt clay-eater who runs a job office
(Continued on Sixth Page.)
Child at Topeka Hospital 'Which Re
quires Artificial Air Passage.
There Is a child in Kansas who will
be compelled to wear a metal tube in
his throat as long as he lives. He is
the 3-year-old son of Harry Crittenden,
a wealthy cattle mn of Coolldge, Kan.,
and so far as known is the only child
in the United States who gets the air
necessary to sustain life through a
small tube of gold plated metal.
The child was born with a malforma
tion of the trachea, and as the malfor
mation advanced with his growth the
air passage gradually closed. Several
weeks ago the child reached the first
stages of suffocation, and was brought
to Topeka for treatment. A tube was
inserted in the throat, and the child im
mediately revived and grew strong.
At the end of six weeks it was decided
to withdraw the tube, but as soon as
this was done the child commenced to
smother. The tube was again inserted
and left four weeks longer, and this
week was again removed, but a minute
after it was withdrawn from the throat
the child was in a dying condition. The
tube was quickly reinserted, and now
the physicians say that the boy will be
unable to live without the artificial
opening for air.
As the child grows older the size of
the tube will be changed, so as to pro
vide the requisite supply of air. Medi
cal history gives no instance of a sim
ilar case.
Is Expected to Follow Adjourn
ment at Kansas City.
Lincoln, Neb., July 6. Chief interest
in Lincoln today in regard to the Kan
sas City convention seems to be as to
the time when it will conclude, for
after the final adjournment it will nat
urally drift to Lincoln. The local dem
onstration in honor of Mr. Bryan, while
it was slow in starting, showed respect
able proportions after midnight when
a marching party formed and with
bands paraded to the Bryan home and
serenaded the presidential nominee. The
Bryan telephone was kept ringing late
into the night by friends who wished
to offer congratulations. Many tele
grams from a distance were received.
Mr. Bryan was asked what effect he
thought the adoption ot the platform
In its present form would have on the
vice presidency. He replied that it
tended to eliminate some candidates
who would have remained in the contest
had the platform contained a mere re
affirmation of the silver plank of 1896.
No names were mentioned, of course.
Mr. Bryan was asked who is to be the
nominee for vice president.
"The man who knows," replied Mr.
Bryan, "were he to telegraph the in
formation to Kansas City would be a
distinguished man in a moment."
The discussion of Mr. Bryan's possible
visit to Kansas City came up at fre
quent intervals. Mr. Bryan . said that
w hile reading the bulletins he had done
some figuring with the result that he
had found that the delegates had put in
two solid hours shouting. He jokingly
remarked that he guessed he would not
go to Kansas City for- the Democrats
had already done so much shouting
that they would be shouted out and on
his arrival they could not make much
noise and the Republican papers would
then state that he did not meet a cor
dial reception.
About the city today was much spec
ulation as to the result of the nomina
tion. It was hailed with delight by
the hotel people who are already pre
paring to accommodate big crowds
when the delegates shall visit Lincoln
on their way home. The Chicago march
ing club is expected here and doubtless
many of the eastern and western dele
gates alike will stop here. If Mr. Bryan
does not make the Kansas City trip
the number who will come to Lincoln
will be much larger. Friends who ex
pected Mr. Bryan would leave for Kan
sas City on the early morning train
were at the depot in force, but he did
not put in an appearance.
Mrs. 'Alva Hupp, of Twin Mound,
Kas., and Miss Helen Johnson, of St.
Marys, were operated on by Dr. Munn
at. Stormont hospital today. The first
operation was for stone in the kidney
and the second for appendicitis.
Governor Stanley is at his office "to
day, having returned from Horton,
Kas., where he delivered the Fourth of
July speech. He will leave Tuesday or
Wednesday of next week for Colorado
to spend a short vacation, nl the mean
time Private Secretary Henry Allen will
spend a few days at his home In Ot
tawa. H. G. Larimer has returned from
Kansas City. He secured admission to
the convention by paying $ for a ticket.
There will be a handicap tournament
at the golf links Saturday afternoon.
The only business in police court this
morning was the trial of a tramp for
vagrancy. He .was given a term on the
rock pile. The application of the rock
pile remedy which has been so well ad
ministered in Topeka has caused the
tramps to avoid the town.
H. G. Rising,- special agent, will go
to Admire tomorrow to establish a free
rural delivery route. The route will
extend north and east of the town.
A one-legged man who refused to give
his name, was arrested for drunkenness
this morning. He was found in a coal
shed back of Nick Chiles' place, where
he had spent the night.
John Lewis, a young man employed
by the Hall Lithographic Co. has re
ported to the police that a suit of
clothes, a pair of shoes and a grip had
been stolen from him. He was rooming
at 629 Quincy with another young man,
and his room-mate is missing.
Capt. J. G. Waters has returned from
Kansas City, where he stirred up the
national Silver Republican convention
by one of his speeches.
Bookkeeper Maxwell says that the po
lice made an error in reporting the
short change episode In Warren M.
Crosby's store. The man asked for a
$10 bill for change, and then throwing
down another $10 he asked for a $20
bill, and got it. The cashier afterward
found she was $10 short.
Decides That He Will Not TIsit
Kansas City.
Convention Hall 11:07 A. M. Mr.
Bryan had a talk over the wire with
Senator Jones, Norman E. Mack and
others and has decided not to come to
Kansas City.
Weather Indications.
Chicago, July 6. Forecast for Kan
sas: Fair tonight and Saturday, except
showers in east portion Saturday; south
west winds.
Chinese Catholic Converts Mas
sacred fcy Native Soldiers.
Streets of Pekin Are Rivers of
Dealt Out to All Foreigners and
Native Christians.
Fresh Edicts Issued Ordering
London, July 6. There is a. mass of
wild rumor from the far east. Though
so contradictory on most points, it con
tinues unanimous as to the consumma
tion of the tragedy at Pekin. To con
sistent reports of the massacre of tha
whites are now added the additional
horrors that savage soldiery butchered
at the capital five thousand natives, Ro
man Catholic converta This comes in
a Shanghai dispatch of July 5, which
only adds to the reports given by re
spectable Chinese who have arrived
from Chiau Fu and who describe Pekin
as inferno, the streets literally running
with blood. They confirm numerous
stories of executions and untold tor
tures inflicted on isolated foreigners and
European soldiers captured by the mob.
The authority of Yung Lu, the Chinese
imperial treasurer who advocated mod
eration, was completely effaced by
I'rince Tuan, Kahg Ye and Tung Fuh
Sian, who issued fresh edicts ordering
the merciless extermination of ail for
eigners in the empire.
Victoria, B.C., July S, Correspondents
of Japanese papers writing from Pekin
as late as June 13, tell of the daily ar
rival there of refugees from all the sur
rounding country. Many of the incom
ing parties had been wounded. Some re
port having left others dead behind
The boxer hosts at Pekin practically
commenced their work of destruction at
the capital, according to the correspond
ents on June 11, when a mob burned the
Summer houses of the ministers, ther
race course and foreign cemetery at
Sihshan. On the following days, thous
ands gathered outside the city with
banners. Then, owing to the terror that
reigned among the refugees and the for
eigners, the ministers ordered all to
gather in the British and American le
gations, which had been barricaded.
Guns were mounted and other prepara
tions made for a siege. The custom
house' and cathedral also had been bom
barded, but were not held. On the 13th
the mob attacked the eastern part of the
city during the night and burned it.
This part Included the cathedral, the
customs house, several missions and
foreign houses. Hundreds of native con
Verts were massacred. Some wera
hacked todeath with swords and others
driven Into the burning houses and cre
mated. At Tien Tsln the boxers had destroyed
two of the mission buildings and hacl
massacred a number of native Christ
ians. On June 13 a band of 500 strong
entered the city by the iron bridge over
the Pel Ho and set fire to the Roman
Catholic mission and two houses used
as schools by the missionaries. As the
native Christians ran out they were put
to the swrord by the boxers or pusheil
back into the fire. It was not known,
how many had been killed. There was
great terror lest the boxers should fira
the city.
Chicago, July Officers of the Amer
ican missionary board in this city state
that probably 17 or more of their repre
sentatives from the North China mis
sions are victims of the Pekin massacre
if the reports from Shanghai be correct.
Following are the names of those
from the Chicago district whom it is
feared were murdered by the boxers:
Rev. William S. Ament, head of the
Pekin compound, who went to the meet
ing early in May.
Miss Mary E. Ambrose, of the Tuns
Cho mission.
Miss Abbie B. Chapln, Tung Cho.
Miss Jane Evans, Tung Cho.
Mi3S Adam Havan, Pekin.
Mrs. Mary L. Mater, Pekin. '
Miss Luella Minor, Tung Cho.. f '
Miss Virginia Murdock. Pekin.
Miss Nellie Russell, Pekin. ; .
Miss Elizabeth Scheffleld, Pekin.
Rev. Arthur Smith, Pang Chuang.
Mrs. Emily Smith.
Rev. E. G. Tewksbury, Tung Cho. , -
Mrs. Grace Tewksbury.
Rev. Mark William Kalgan.
Miss Gertrude Wykoff.
Miss Grace Wykoff, Pang Chuang.
The annual convention of North
China missionaries of the American
board and the board of the Interior the
woman's branch of the same organiza
tionwas held at Tong Cho beginning
May 22. Tong Cho is 13 miles north of
Pekin. While the convention was lu
progress, an attack was made on the
town by the boxers and after some days
of fighting the building owned by the
American board, where the convention
was in session, was burned. As no re
port mentions any one as having been
killed at this point, the officers here ar
gue that the members of the gathering
must have fled to Pekin for safety.
As nothing has been heard from them
since that time the mission officers fear
they are numbered among the dead la
"Washington, July 6. A dispatch has
been received at the state department
from Consul General Goodnow at
Shanghai dated July 5 in which he says
the situation Is serious and the insurrec
tionary movement is extending. If th?
allied forces in the north he says shouid
meet with reverse the disturbance will
certainly extend to central and south
China resulting in the expulsion and
murder of foreigners in the interior and
ruin of trade. A strong force, he. says
Is necessary to check the viceroys In the
north and to support the viceroys in the
It is understood that all the consuls
of the powers in China have sent iden
tical dispatches to their respective gov
New York, July 6. Dr. Haisey, of the
Presbyterian board received a cable
gram from Che Foo saying that Cort
landt Van Rennssalaer Hodges and his
wife. Dr. G. Taylor and the Rev. Si. E.
SImcox and his wife are af Pao Ting
Fu and have not made their escape. The
Rev, J. Lowerie has escaped from Poa,
Ting Fu and is now at Tien Tsin and
the Rev. J. A. Miller and Mrs. Miller
have escaped and gone to Corea. The
cablegram also Indicates that the Pekin
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