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they -will include in their inference the consid
eration of the charges preferred against Con
troller Coler of New-York City and those brought
against New-York City officials for their connec
tion with the Ice Trust.
Richard Croker Is losinp no time In getting in
touch with William J. Bryan, and in conveying
to him the Ideas and wishes of the New- York
State organization as to the platform and policy
to be adopted at the Kansas City Convention. A
messenger from Mr. Croker carrying a special
letter will leave this city to-morrow and go di
rectly to Join Mr. Bryan. This letter will con
tain Mr. Crcker's views. The messenger is
Congressman Sulzer, and he will place in Mr.
Bryan's hand this important document.
Mr. Croker, when seen at the Democratic Club
last night, would not talk about what this let
ter would contain. He declared that he didn't
wiph to dlfoufs the silver question now, but It
Is known that he has made up his mind as to
what should be done about the platform, and
that he will state his views frankly. It ie said
that Mr. Croker is wining that there should be
a reaffirmatlon of the Chirac platform, sixteen
to one and all other planks, but that he does not
wiFh silver made the prominent factor, and will
urge that trust?, imperialism and other ques
tions of the hour be pushed to the front and
silver left to stand upon past merits.
There was the usual throng at the club last
eight, end Mr. Croker moved from group to
group, Talking earnestly with his lieutenants.
John F. Carroll. John Whalen, John W. Keller,
Congressman Sulzer, Elliot Danforth, O. H. P.
Belmont. Dr. John EL Girdner and a score of
others prominent in the local and State or
ganization were on hand. In the course of the
day yesterday ex-Senator Kdward Murphy, Jr.,
came up from Btbeton and had a lone talk with
Mr. Croker. Neither would say what the confer
ence was about, but It is understood that it
related to National affairs. Since Mr. Croker
returned from Europe he has been busy talking
with his friends, and it Is declared that he has
absorbed rather than distributed information,
and that he is now prepared to take a stand
upon National questions.
Mr. Croker yesterday changed his plans for
going to Kansas City. He Will start next Fri
day evening at '» o'clock over the Pennsylvania
Railroad in a private car with ex-Senator Mur
phy. Dr. Cosby, Andrew Freedrran and John
Whalen. The party will arrive in Kansas City
on Sunday, and go to the Midland Hotel.
There was much gossip around the Democratic
headquarters in Fourteenth-st. and at the
Democratic Club yesterday about the Vice-
Presidency, but Mr. Croker would say nothing.
The gossip connected the name of ex-Senator
Murphy with the nomination on the ticket with
Bryan; but this was unrated by the knowing
ones. There are various reasons, and apparent
ly sufficient ones, given by politicians why the
nomination can hardly be expected to go to ex-
Senator Murphy.
The talk about ex-Senator Hill was of a more
serious nature, and it was declared that If there
was a strong demand for the nomination of Hill
from outside States, as it now appears there
will be, New-York will probably present his
name and urge his nomination. Mr. Hill, it Is
pointed out, will represent New- York upon the
Committee on Resolutions, which will have the
drafting of the platform, and It is believed that
he will be a central figure In the Convention. It
is said that he does not want the nomination,
but many shrewd ones were saying last night
that ho would be brought around in time, would
repent of his past rebellion, and be gathered Into
the fold and placed on the ticket. There were
four Vlce-Preaidential possibilities) in the club
last night. They were O. H. P. Belmont, Con
gressman Sulzer. Elliot Danforth and Dr. Gird
ner. They all enjoyed miniature booms.
■ Mr. Croker's lons conference with John F.
Carroll yesterday did much to dispel the per
sistent reports that Carroll is In bad favor with
the Tammany boss. Apparently Mr. Croker
and Mr. Carroll were on friendly terms; but at
the same time it is declared that Mr. Croker
has lost faith In Carroll's tact, judgment and
discretion, and will never again leave him in
charge of the organization, although he will
not, so it is said, publicly demonstrate this loss
of belief in Carroll.
It is believed by many that Maurice Feather
son Is the coming man in the organization.
Senator Featherson is the protege of "Larry"
Delmour, Crok^r's most intimate friend. Feath
erstone If in high favor with Croker and it is
believed that Delmour is urging him upon
Croker as Just the man to be placed In control
of the organization as deputy. While Mr.
Croker is here there is no need of a deputy
leader, but when he goes abroad again this
winter, after the campaign, It is beleievd that
the reins will be turned over to Featherson
and Carroll quietly dropped.
Mr. Croker had a talk yesterday with John B.
McDonald, the contractor who will build the
underground tunnel. It has been said of late
that work has been delayed upon the tunnel be
cause of the Importunate demand of certain
Tammany leaders upon Mr. McDonald for pat
ronage. This in denied by both Mr. McDonald
and Mr. Croker. It la known that Mr. McDonald
is on the most friendly terms with Tammany
Hall, and doubtless Tammany will get a large
amount of patronage out of this work, but one
prominent Tammany leader said last night: "No
one can mace' McDonald. He is a clean, hard
headed business man. and he knows Just what
hell about, and he won't let Tammany bother
him, and Croker won't allow him to be ham
pered or emliarrassed."
The Police Board is another matter that Is
giving Mr. Croker a great deal of trouble, and
it Is intimated that there will be a shakeup there.
Commissioner irk, it is declared, has not been
at all tractable of late, and has earned the dis
pleasure at Mr. Croker and certain other power
ful organization leaders. Mr. York had a talk
with Mr. Croker yesterday, but what passed be
tween then, is not known. Commissioner Abell
is also in line for discipline, ■ i it is declared, and
Commissioner John H. Sexton ie said to be urg
ing this shakeuo.
Mr. Croker will visit Tammany Hall this after
noon to attend a meeting of the Executive Com
mittee of Tammany Hall to make final prepara
tions for the- Kansas City Convention. Mr.
Croker, according to the programme last night,
■rill make a short speech outlining his views
upon matters local and National. Mr. Croker
will go down to Long: Branch either this even-
Ing or to-morrow morning to stay until he starts
for Kansas City.
Congressman William D. Daly, of Hoboken says
that he first suggested the advisability of nom
inating Congressman George B. McClellan of New-
York, as William Jennings Bryan"* running mate
on the Democratic ticket. He spoke to a Tribune
reporter on the subject last night as follows:
I think that Mr Sul«r should not be nominated
for the Vice-Presidency, but we should Tin'tl c
Mr. McClellan because has cv«? U "tribute of
strength necessary i n a Vice-Presidential candi
General McCleilan left to the State of New-Jersey
a name which would rally to the support of Bryan
and younger McClellan. alt the discordant elements
of the party.
The opening gun of the local Presidential cam
paign will be fired in this city to-night at Carnegie
Hall, when Republicans from all parts of the city
will gather to ratify the nominations made at the
Philadelphia Convention la»t week. The demand
for tickets Ik enormous, and the gathering to-night
will be a forcible reminder of the stirring time*
four years ago. The County Committee yesterday
made arrangements to Increase the seating capacity
of the hall by the rearrangement of some of the
seats. President Seth Low of Columbia University
will preside and make a speech. He will be fol
lowed by Senator Foraker, of Ohio, who placed
President McKinley in nomination at the National
Convention, and the Ohio Senator will be followed
by Senator Depew. This will be Senator Depew'g
last campaign speech before his summer vacation.
He Is booked to sail for Europe to-morrow. The
managers have arranged for two overflow meetings,
the places for which will be made known to-day.
The district leaders In Brooklyn have asked for
large numbers of tickets, and whether the weather
Is good or not the meeting Is likely to be a nota
ble one.
The Sterling Republican Club held a well at
tended meeting laet night at Its rooms, One-hun
dreu-aml-forty-fifth-st. and Amsterdam-aye., and
enthusiastically passed resolutions Indorsing the
work of the Philadelphia Convention In nominating
William McKlnley and Theodore Roosevelt. The
Administration was also indorsed, and personal
tributes were, paid to the nominees of the Repub
lican National ticket.
The Theodore Roosevelt Campaign club of the
IVth Assembly District met at Pacific Hall, No.
SOS Kast Broadway, and passed resolutions Indors
ing the nominations. Charles Connolly presided.
The following officers were elected: Charles Con
nolly, president; Aaron Levy, vice-president; Isaac
Rosenberg, treasurer; Harry Rose, recording secre
tary, and Samuel Cohen, financial secretary.
George Hllliard, Deputy Excise Commissioner,
yesterday stoutly denied the accusations made at
a meeting of the Central Federated Union on Sun
day, to the effect that he used political influence to
secure contracts for an electrical firm In which he
is interested. Archibald Martin, president of the
Commercial Construction Company, of which Mr.
Hllliard Is treasurer, said:
wnf.^' 11 .^"atlon members have picked Mr.
i!? rd ,.? ut for attack simply because he la In
Son Ic. i 1i 1 e> . an , d fl y , thlnk U possible to make
fhif hi «7n lla f out ° f his connection with a firm
hi «. 1,1 £ city contracts. As a matter of fact,
Jdh, P , V financial officer of our company
and has no control over our practical workings.
The Progress Republican Club, at No. 40 Second
ave.. ratified the nominations of McKinley and
Roosevelt last evening. Ferdinand Kidman pre
sided. , The „ speakers were Jacob C. Brand. Jere
miah J. Sullivan ,! nd Charles Schwick. The club
is the first Republican organization to display a
were P m™de the da> ' Upon wMch th * nominations
Chiccgo, June 25.-Prohlbltlonlf.ts are beginning to
arrive for the National Convention, to be held on
Vlednesday and Thurs(Jay ftt R "
Armory, and the State Convention, to be held
to-morrow at the same place. The armory is pro
fusely decorated In red, white and blue. It Is ex-
Pected that all the delegates to the State Con
vention will have arrived by to-night
As to-morrow will be a busy day for the Illinois
champions of prohibition the c< nventlon will meet
at 9 o'ciock in the morning. The programme calls
for the nomination of a ticket, the adoption of a
platform and the selection of fifty-eight delegates
to the National Convention. Colorado. Wyoming
and Utah delegates will reach the city early to
morrow morning.
Indiana, three hundred strong, will have a special
train over the Big Four, arriving to-morrow after
noon. The delegates will stay at the Auditorium
Minnesota, Dakota, Montana and Wisconsin will
have a special train over the St. Paul, reaching here
to-morrow night. Their headquarters will be at the
Wellington. The Nebraska delegation will also be
at that house. The New-England delegation will
come on a special train over the Michigan Central
It will stay at the Leland, The Sherman is desig
nated as headquarters for Maryland. The Victoria
will have West Virginia and Michigan, and the
Trenton. Kansas. Most of the Illinois people will
stay at the Palmer House.
The following delegations will be at the I.ex
lngton: New-York. Pennsylvania, Ohio Kentucky
lowa, Missouri, Colorado. Wyoming. Utah and
The National meeting will be called to order at
10 o'clock Wednesday morning by Oliver W Stew
art. chairman Of the National Committee
John S. Wool ley and Hale Johnson, both of 1111
nola are strong favorite? for the Presidential mom"
nation. Hundreds of large campaign buttons £Jl
Z Sei. H PICtUr * " <h * f — - •"£
It is thought that in the early balloting for nom
inations the Illinois delegates will be divided b T
tween Woolley and Johnson, with the underhand"
Ing that the .Olid vote will later be thrown to
support of the candidate showm« the mO
strength. The disposition among Illinois deletes
is to work for the nomination of SO me \v4ter"
man. and they feel that either of the candidates
from this State tills the requirements
Those who claim to be well acquainted with the
Mtuaiion say that Mr. Woolley will v~t .>
port of the New-Kngtond state* W&L?* 9 ,££
nsln, Kansas and IVnnesree w bi "m ' '« ''"•
son will look for his strength from Jf« ' hn -
Morth and South Dakota Mo, n , V r ""■*"'■'•
Una, Virginia and Arkansas.^ N " rth Caro ;
wHl h co^e V be?orS^e ß^ l vet«2n^^K^^
lowing, and it is believed that heWllli-IS 0118 fo1 "
Delegate, frora his own lt,,te an«T7ron Yewl 8?'8 ?'
Bey. Maryland. Kentucky. Indiana, l°™a Missm.H
and Nebraska will support his candidacy Missourl
Binghamton. N. V ., June 25 (Special).-Republlcan
leader, of the Southern Tier are united on th* can
didacy of Judge Cetera E. Martin, of this city for
Governor. Judge Martin Is a favorite with the
farmers; he has made warm friends throughout he
country districts, and it is here that his strength
lies. A prominent State leader said to-day- -juj.:
Martin will in all Human probability be the next
Republican Governor of this State. He i« a friend
of Plan and the organization, and at the m
me has the confidence of those who are opposmg
ha« the eunport of Railroad Commissioner n,.n
Thirty-two members of the Antl-Imperlallst
League attended the meeting of the Executive Com
mittee at the Plaza Hotel yesterday afternoon, and
decided to swallow William J. Bryan and his 1C to l
standard, to which almost every one of them was
opposed last year, rather than vote for McKlnley
and Roosevelt. One of the principal figures at the
meeting was Elwood B. Corser, secretary and treas
urer of the l-"re.- Silver party of Minnesota. Mr.
Corser was jubilant after the meeting adjourned.
He Is a Short man. full of admiration for William
J. Bryan, and at heart has a wholesome contempt
for the Eastern "gold bugs." He was looking after
Bryan's Interests, however, and was satisfied that
he had done a full day's work.
"I told them," said Mr. Corner, "'that Bryan,
with his 18 to 1 doctrine, might be a bitter pill for
them to swallow, but that he'd set well on their
stomachs. Then they all grinned, and said they
guessed that was about right. You can say thut
Bryan will get the support of all these people hero
There I* every Indication of dissension in the
ranks of the Anti-Imperialists, however. If the
Kansas City Convention does not modify the Chi
cago platform. Before the Democratic National
Convention Is held some of the men who attended
the meeting yesterday will see Mr. Bryan and try
to get him to be a little bit conciliatory in his atti
tude toward the gold men. Failing In that, the
Edward Atkinsons, Brvlng Winslows and Gamaliel
Bradfords will swallow the "Boy Orator of the
Plane" without salad dressing. The slogan Is "Any
thing to beat McKlnley."
Ex-Governor George S. Boutwell of Massachu
setts presided, and Frederick W. Goodkln, of
Chicago, did the actual work of the secretary.
Present wore Carl Schurs. of this city; ex-Senator
John C. Henderson, of Missouri; Edwin Burritt
Smith, of Chicago; Horace White. W. N. Forney.
J. K. Paulding, K. W. Ordway, Ernest H. Crosby,
"William Potts, nil of this city; William P. Trent,
of Bewanee, Term.; DanaEstes. of Boston; W. A.
Croffut. of Washington ; E. S. Corser. of Min
neapolis; George 1.,. Paddock, of Chicago; Thomas
M. Osborne, of Auburn; Samuel Bowles, of Spring
field; John V. I.c Moyne. of Baltimore; Colonel
Charles R. Codman, of Barnstable, Mass.; Con
gressman William H. Fleming, of Augusta. Oa.;
Winslow Warren, of Boston; Charles B. Wilby, of
Cincinnati; Charles M. Sturges, of Chicago; Gama
liel Bradford, of Boston; Henry Budd, of Phila
delphia; Ervlng Wjnslow, of Boston; Edward At
kinson, of Boston; Patrick O'Farrel, of Boston;
David G. Raskins, of Cambridge, Mass.; George B.
Wild, of Milwaukee, and Daniel M. Lord, of Chi
Mr. Smith Fald that letters of encouragement had
been received from Governor Ltml of Minnesota,
.1. riterling Morton, of Nebraska City: ex-Governor
Boles of lowa. Thomas Went worth HijTßlnson and
The afternoon session was taken up with a dis
cussion of the probable action of the Kansas City
Convention The Republican platform was de
clared to he utterly unsatisfactory, and the feel
ing seemed to Vie thnt Bryan's anti-imperialistic
views Warranted the support of all present.
Carl Sehurz Introduced the following resolution,
Which was passed without dissent:
Resolved. Thnt to the end of carrying Into effect
our condemnation of the imperialistic policy of the
Administration, the Executive Committee of the
American Anti-lmperiallst League be instructed
to Issue a call for a general conference or con
vention of the anti-Imperialists for the purpose
of considering the plan of campaign; such con
ference to meet at such tlmo after the National
Democratic Convention and at such place as may
be further decided upon by said committee.
After the meeting adjourned, at 5 o'clock, Secre
tary Smith saw the newspaper men. He -wi>s sur
rounded by a number of his friends. None of the
anti-imperialists wanted to be quoted, but they all
had something to s.iy, ar.J they seemed to want
to talk ull at once.
Question directed to Mr. Smith— This seems to be
a Bryan gathering.
Smith — A little too early to say that yet. Walt
Another 'Anti-Yen, That's right; we're all for
Bryan, no matter what the platform
Another -Any old thing to beat McKlnley
(Question to Mr. Smith— You seem, to have lined
up with a number of silver Republicans.
Smith-Yes, but they are here aa antl-lmperlal
istn, not as ]6 to 1 men. You see, we
Another Ami- -That Republican platform is ro:
ten. We'll
Another— Bryan will be more conciliatory this
time. McKlnley must be beaten at all hazards.
Edwin Barrett Smith, the secretary, finally raid:
Not one of the men here to-day will vote for
MeKinley. You can count on that. There is little
or no likelihood of our organizing a third party.
The prevailing sentiment is in favor of accepting
Bryan, free silver and all. We shall not communi
cate with Bryan ofncially. but our wishes will
doubtless be made known to him.
Down on the sidewalk in front of the P'aza was
a small boy selling the new fangled repeating tor
pedoes, the kind that snap till the coating Is all
worn off th<» marble.
"I tried to sell dose gents some of dese balls."
said the boy disgustedly, "but one of dem by de
name of Winslow se Zf Me little man,' sez he, 'we's
goln' upstairs to hey some flrewuks of our own.'
And I sez, 'Aw come oft'! 1 An' den I sed. 'Say,
dey's tree dozen of yuse guys, an" I've got just
free dozen of dese firecracker balls. I'll bet de
drinks my fireworks Ml lust longer 'n yours,' an 1
den a Chicago guy poked Wlnslow in de ribs an'
sed, 'Dats one on youse, ol' man.' An' say." con
tinued the boy, "wot kind of a purcession will dem
fellers make w'en Teddy, de Rough Rider, goes
down de Bowery wld his ban' an' red fire?"
The Executive Committee met again in the even-
Ing, but after a brief conference adjourned to meet
again at Chicago next week. The fixing of the
date and place "f the conference was left in abey
ance un'il then. It is understood, however, that
the conference will take place about August l. at
either Chicago, St. Louis or Indianapolis. Xo step
will b» taker looking io the putting of * third
ticket in the Held until after the Kansas City Con
vention. If the Democrats should Insert a plank
In their platform conforming to the wishes of the
anti-imperialists, then their general conference will
probably go nothing more than ratify that plunk.
Such of the member* of the Executive Commit
tee who remained In town after last night's meet-
Ing will confer with Edward M. Bhepard thi-
morning nt his office, No. 11l Broadway. Mr
Shepard was unable to attend yesterday's meeting.
\V. A. White, in McClure's Magazine for July.
The dang-r of men of Brvan's mould to the
country t* not what they hold true bo much aa
it is how they hold It; not so much the limit of
their intelligence as their attitude toward truth.
I- or Bryan's nieiitil endowment is that of a de
pater. When be faces an .-Winged fact bis habit :
Is not to i=rarch it for truth, but to answer it He
Is not seeking the truth; he has it, and Is seeking
to make converts While his marvellous mental
acuteness as a debater is a shield that will always
ward certain truth.* troni his heart yet he has one
simple oratorical tri -k. and only one; he begs the
question. j?or Instance, a reporter recentlj "asked
Bryan ii the practice of electing Senators In Mon
tana oy Uie corrupt use of money is not deplorable
Hit- reply was; "DOn'i you think the spectacle of
Senator Hannu voting to unseat Clark for buying
etion i.s incongruous'. 1 " Now tha alleged in
congruity of Senator Banna's position In the < lark
Investigation lv- nothing to do with the ase
it •he corrupt n.<u of money in elections But
thai answer before a crowd would turn th>- debate
other i hannel I „ . . Brvan
said: "If they tell us thai the e<>id standard i a
good thing, we shall point to their platform and
tell them that their platfor:n pledges the partj
to get rid of th* gold standard H nd substitute bi
metallism. If the gold standard i.- a good
whj try to g.-t rid of It?" With the crowd that
'or arginn-nt ,iK,.in«t the s ,,!d standard but
t is, the merltt <v demerits ..r the gold
standard are not touched upon at all In no place
in that speech was there a »lri«i.. logical argu
ment offered against the gold standard \. i the
.-,'t.- h w..s a perfect piece of rhetoric of Its kind
mid it ronvluced thousands >>;' the Inlqultj of the
gold standard. Conviction cum,, through bald un
supported assertion, repeated a score of times in
figures of speech «nd uttered with v mani
fest sincerity or belief that *«* tha orator's n-ni.
ment against contradiction
™ls method ol political discussion la not original
witn Bryan, it is common to «n debaters to nil
politicians and to man] statesmen Bui thei cvn
dntaln the unflinching sin •.■,.-, ti v |
for if they are men of much Intel
they see their own sham, "...!. having seen "
J" 1 *nl •,1 it But Bryan like thi
iii the poem, never can know and . un d r -
Trouble is 1-icwing between the Chicago Plat
fnini Democrats and the Tammany Hall Dem
ocrats, who expect to have exclusive charge ol
■ li" campaign in thin city and State. Senator
Jiinics K. J..ii(s, chairman of the Democratic
National Commute*, a few riaya ago authorized
Chairman Brown and Secretary MHvln Q. Pal
list r, of the Chi. -.is<) Platform Democracy, to
go ahead ami organise as many Bryan campaign
dubs as they could at] over the Statf. and he
gave the Chicago platform men to understand
that the National Committee would stand l>y
them and furnish money to help them. The
clubs are designed for a dotlbfe purpose; first, to
r;>-ip swell the Bryan vote In the State, and. sec
ond, to watch the Croker and Hill Democrats
everywhere and keep them In line for Bryan.
Secretary Palliser said yesterday that Bryan
Clubs were being organized rapidly.
"Four have been organized In Suffolk County
already, an.l we have our plans all laid to or
ganize them in every county in the State. They
will be independent of the State organization
and Tammany Hall. We shall have twenty-five
or thirty men on the stump. They will work
without pay, if necessary, but we have been as
sured that the National Committee will welcome
uur assistance and that we shall get our share
of campaign money. The Chicago Platform
Democrats are as much interested in the election
of Congressmen as they are in the President."
paid Mr. Palliser. We are determined that the
representatives who betrayed the party during
the last session shall not go back. In the West
chester District, where I live, Mayor Fiske, of
Muint Vernon, stands ready to run as an Inde
pendent candidate if necessary in order to pre
vent the re-election of Congressman I'nderhill.
Men like Clayton and Driggs, of Brooklyn, will
be opposed by independent Chicago Platform
candidates if they are nominated."
Mr. Palliser paid that the Chicago Platform
Democrats expected to go to Kansas City by
special train over the West Shore on Sunday.
Sixty or seventy would go from New-York, and
about as many more, he thought, would take
the train at Buffalo.
Chicago, June 2.".— "The Times-Herald" says
that Governor Roosevelt, who leaves New-York
City next Friday, or. arriving in Chicago, will
become the guest of Paul Morton, second vice
president of the Santa Fe road, in whose private
car he will make the journey to Oklahoma.
A year ago when Governor Roosevelt attended
the Rough Riders' reunion at Las Vegas Mr.
Morton placed his private car at his service, and
the same was accepted. On the homeward Jour
ney from Las Vegas Mr. Morton proffered the
car for use again this jear, and the Governor
accepted the tender. His presence in Chicago
is, therefore, in keeping with his promise given
in June, 1800. Mr. Morton said yesterday:
I have a telegram from Governor R.iosevelt. In
■which ho says that he is certainly coming to
Oklahoma City, but desires it thoroughly under
stood that he is not making a political trip, and
that any gpeerhmaking demanded of him will
be responded to only in the character of a pri
vate citizen. I presume he does not propose to
talk politics until he has been officially notified
of liis nomination for the Vice-Presidency. We
shall leave h»Tf some time Saturday for Okla
horoa City, where the Rough Riders will be the
The. stay of Governor Roosevelt in Chicago
Will be a brief one.
Jamestown, N. V., June 25— The Republicans of
CbautauQua County, at their conventions in the
Ist and Hd Assembly Districts, to-day indorsed S.
Fred* Nixon. Speaker of the last Assembly,
for Governor, and instructed delegates to the State
Convention to endeavor to secure his nomination.
At the Ist District convention, held in this city, J.
Samuel Fowler was renominated r.>r the Assembly,
and at the lid District convention, heia in May
vine, Mr. Nixon was renominated.
Peekskill State Camp, June 25 (Special).— has
been the hottest day of the 1900 camp season, but
how high the mercury In- a thermometer would
have gone no one knows, for there was not «
thermometer In sight anywhere. In the absence
of a thermometer the next best Indication thai It
was unusually hot was the parade ground, where
there was not so much as a game of "one old cat"
going on. and the heat must be great when there
is no ball game going on In camp.
Still, in spite of the humidity and the heat from
the sun, there was a cool breeze blowing along the
bluffs, which made life bearable, although It did
not reach every part of the plain.
The march out of the 47th has consequently been
the hottest any regiment has yet experienced.
They pot away at 9 o'clock, and Colonel Eddy, with
most of his Staff, marched along on foot, the
colonel desiring to be where he could observe the
men and know from his own feelings when they
were tired and needed a rest. Five halts were
made along the way, but the heat and humidity
were bo great that several men were overcome.
These were put in the ambulance and rode the r»st
of the way. Some others dropped out along the
roadside, but when rested caught up with the
column, so that the entire regiment marched Into
Camp Hop, with the exception of two men left
in the post hospital at Peek«kill, who, the sur
geon thought, would better not make the march.
The regiment reached Mobegan at l o'clock, and
had dinner at 8 o'clock, no further duties being re
quired of them for the rest of the day other than
an undress parade In the evening, the men being
gathered only In the company street to answer
Many wanted to go bathing In the lake at once
when they got In camp, but this was forbidden
them In their heated condition, and an order was
promulgated that there should be no bathing until
late in the afternoon.
Through sickness and the election of Major Quick
to be lieutenant-colonel, the -JTih Is practically In
command of the fame officers It had In Porto Rico,
Colonel Eddy, of course. is In supreme command.
He has been with the regiment every time it has
been under arm* since he joined, which win be
twenty-five years ago next November, and during
that time be lias never missed a ■oilcan.
In the PeeksktU camp the Hth followed the regu
lar routine work, but with a difference as to the
kinds of drills. Before breakfast the companies
were individually Instructed in advance guard work
and at the 9:80 drill the battalions separately were
instituted In open order and battle formation To
morrow before breakfast Colonel isyton will have
a regimental close order drill, and at 9 So an ex..
tended order drill up In the north valley where a
proper formation of an advance guard may be ob
»erved>the farm lands iylng along the route to
Luke Mohegan and the dislike of the farmers to
having their crops injured by soldiers in peace
times preventing anything more than an indication
p" the formation on the march out. Still further
Interem will be lent to the drill by a battle forma
tion of the regiment an.l tin attack upon camp
which wl!: be presumed to he strongly fortified by
an enemy. Lieutenant Anthony Plata of the corps
of engineers Colonel Clayton has recently .inn-!
niaue .< map <>( the section of country to be covered
by to-morrow's operations, and it was used by
< oloiiel ( layton In a lecture explaining to-morrow*
Corporal Albert Hurrill. Company B 3d Battalion
Hth K*gtment. sprained an ankle In this morning
drill, stepping on a loose stone In the woods He
now travels iiljoul In a. euinp horit*)eaa wagon a
wheelbarrow trundled by obliging comrades
I inly one of the nth succumbed to the heat In
this mornings drills, nil.) Ins was not a bad ca-t*
I his evening at g.M two members of the nth
"•'; |t was said. Insulted some women on the
bank «quar« In rV«kskUl. were arrested by George
11:11 specially deputized as an officer to make the,
"Ten?! by Trustee John S. Boyd of the village
i olicc Committee, who saw the disturbance
Lincoln. Neb.. June 25.— W. J. Bryan returned
to-day from his Wisconsin fishing: trip and will
remain here until after the Democratic Na
tional Convention. Ho said he had been placed
In a wronp position by some one who had pre
aumed to outline his plan of campaign.
"Any statements made by anybody in regard
to campaign plans are without foundation or
authority," he added. "No plans have been
made by me or by any on>» for me and no plans
will be madf till after the convention has been
Mr. Bryan was asked whether he could say
anything in regard to the platform to be adopted
at Kansas City. He replied:
No on", of course, can ray what language will
be used in setting forth the party principles.
But simp idea can btj obtained as to the general
tPtior of tho platform from the platforms
adopted in the Stot.> conventions. As a larK<?
majority of th*> delegates have be°n elected by
conventions which reafTirm-'d. the Chicago plat
form, it is safe u> assume that the Kansas City
platform will reaffirm the Chicago platform, and
will contain nothing which can be construed
as a surrender or modification of the platform
on the old issues.
It is equally certain that there will be a strong
and definite plank against the trusts. There
Is also no doubt that the plank against imperial
ism will be clear and explicit. Militarism will
be denounced and sympathy expressed for the
This much is evident from what has already
taken place.
Asked if t'.iere was any truth In the rumors
that a Vice-President will be chosen whose
views on the money question will be attractive
to those who opposed the ticket In 1806, Mr.
Bryan replied:
I do not care to discuss the Vlce-Presldentlal
candidacy now, further than to say that I as
sume that the candidate nominated for the
Vice-Presidency will be in harmony with the
platform. The Vice-President not only presides
over the Senate while the President is alive, but
assumes the office of President in case of the
President's death, and it Is hardly probable that
delegates to a National convention would write
a platform and then select f.ir either place on a
ticket a man who would repudiate the platform
man worthy to be considered for such an
office would accept a nomination upon a plat
form repugnant to his views.
In every campaign men support a ticket with
out approving all of th^ platform, but no one
can defend a platform unless he believes" in it
Many tariff reform gold Democrats supported
the Republican tick-t four years ago although
they dissented from the protection plank But
the Republican Convention would not have
nominated a tariff, reformer upon a protection
platform. There is sometimes a Joint debate
between candidates on opposing tickets but
not between candidates on the same ticket
Atlanta, Qa., June Among representatives of
the Democracy of Georgia Who will leave for Kan
sas City on Sunday to attend the National Con
vention tne mention of D. B. Hill as Bryan's run
ning mate has been received with great favor.
Elliot Danforth, of New- York; Amos J. Cummlngs.
of New-York, and ex-Congressman Shivery, of
Indiana, will also not be without supporters In the
Georgia delegation.
Washington, June 25 (Special).— The news here
is that the Maryland Democrats who voted for Mr.
McKinley four years ago will do so this year,
and that some who did not take any part in
1896 will do all they can to contribute to the re
election of the President. Some time ago it was
thought that the issue of '"Imperialism" would
induce some of these men to support Bryan this
fall, but the prosperity so apparent in the country
and the manifest intention of the Democratic ma
jority to insert free silver in some form in the
platform and to renoninate Mr Bryan for Presi
dent Have been potent since the Philadelphia
Convention to Induce these old Democrats to align
themselves with the party of progress and sound
A to the Gorman wing of the Maryland Democ
racy this much can be said: They are concerned
as to the platform. and lay greater stress on a
deliverance which shall not commit the party
again to free silver than on the fact that the
running mate of Mr. Bryan •hall be a conservative i
J!f a . n i;i. Ne% .t r '. heloSlll - th l y discuss «he availability !
of this or that man in the Hates of New. York and
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