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m«jnery the re*p«?ct which his honorable service
to th« party deserves."
"We still feel the utmost confidence in the
outcome of our campaign. and our twenty-four
hours in Denver, .instead of weakening:, has
strengthened our assurance." remark* Mi
Lynch, who has charge of Governor Johnson's
candidacy" for the ' Presidency. Asked for" an
explanation, he replied that he had received
much encouragement ' from-. " leaders on the
ground and from others on the way here. "I
have received a number of telegrams to-day of
a most encouraging nature," he said. "One ?
comes from members of the New York delega
tion saying. "Don't give up the.fight: it is im
possible for Bryan to be nominated on the first
ballot.* Others of similar import have come
from members of the Pennsylvania. Illinois,
Massachusetts and other delegations. If Mr
Bryan is not nominated on the first ballot, which
will not happen, his defeat is certain." ;
Judge Gray's friends also assert that Bryan's
nomination on the first ballot is out of the i
question, and say that if the NVbraskan can be
kept down until the second or third ballot the
nomination is as likely to go to one man as an
other and that Judge Grays chances will be
equal to the best. • 'You say Bryan. and Gray."
said Mr. Marvel, the Gray manager, to Judge
Powers, head of the Utah delegation, who wears
M Gray button, but says he is for Bryan. "Why
not make it Gray and Bryan? , By contending
for Gray for second place you admit his quali- i
ties as a vote getter Bryan. has tried twice and |
failed: he would 'get the ticket as Vice-Presi- j
dential candidate all the votes he can command j
as a candidate for the Presidency. Give us
Gray and Bryan and we will win."
Judge W. O. Powers, chairman of the Utah
delegation, is among the early arrivals, al
though the delegation will not be here for sev- ,
era: days. ?
•We are for Bryan first; last and all the j
time." declared Judge Powers to-day. "The
delegation is instructed and bound by the unit
rule. I could cast the vote to-day if neces
sary. The Utah delegation has already made
its convention appointments, so far as all the
important committees are concerned. We have
named a man for the committee to notify Mr.
Bryan of his nomination for the Presidency,
and have also named our man for the committee
to notify Judge Gray Sat he has been selected
for Vice-President."
Judge Powers is wearing a Gray button, but
when the Bryan delegates look somewhat
askance at the emblem he smilingly assures
them that Gray is Utah's choice for second
The Mormon question did not enter into the
selection of the Utah delegation this year, the
personnel being made up of members of the
party both in and out of the Church.
The Utah delegation may, however, be drawn
into the fight that is to b« caused by the con
testing delegations from Idaho. The so-called
anu -Mormon delegation from that state, which
claims also to he the regularly selected dele
gation, is headed by ex-Senator Dubois. who, it
if said, will make a fight before the committee
on resolutions to have an anti-Mormon or anti
polygamy plank included in the platform. The
second delegation from Idaho is headed by
Jarr.es H. Hawley an" 1 John F. Nugent, of Boise,
w ho are expected in Denver to-morrow morning
in advance of the Dubois delegates. Both sets
of delegates were selected in the fame hall, the
Hawley faction organizing a "rump" conven
tion while the Dubois faction, which was in
control of the ?tate gathering, was carrying out
The programme. The presence of Mr. Hawley
and Mr. Nugent on the same delegation is an
other exemplification of the old paying that poli
tics makes stranpe bedfellows. At the Haywood
and Pettibone trials, in Boise. Mr. Hawley act^d
as special prosecutor for the state, while Mr.
Nugent acted as resident attorney and attorney
of record for the Western Federation of Miners.
taking an important part in the defence of the
men accused of complicity in the murder of
ex-Governor Bteuner.berg. Bitterness between
the attorneys was marked at times.
Bryan headquarters will be opened on Monday
at the Brown Palace Hotel. Charles Bryan, a
brother of the candidate, will be in charge.
Chairmen of state delegations who are in the
city, and especially those from nearby Western
states, are worried over the situation as regards
the seating arrangements in the convention hall.
The seating capacity is considerably less than
wap estimated, and the number of tickets al
lotted to each state delegation has been severely
cut down.
"When <>ur folks from home arrive," said one
of the chairmen to-day. "I think I shall take 'o
the mountains and remain there until the storm
is over ."
Judge O. W. Powers, chairman of the Utah
deiegation. is one of the state leaders plunged
into perplexity. Utah will have thf largest
crowd ever sr<nt to a Democratic convention,
the proximity or Denver offering the opportunity
that long has been waited for. Salt Lake City
will send two special trainload? of politicians
and sightseers, all of whom will want and expect
to pee the convention. Judge Powers has Ju.>t
twenty-eight tickets at hie disposal. The case
of Utah is typical of most of the intermountain
stale* The committee on arrangements has
■■Mad the distribution of tickets to three to
each delegate.
Thomas F. Grady has arrived a day ahead of
the Murphy train. Mr. Grady brought the first
political surprise to town. He absolutely de
clined to talk of politics in quotation marks,
and in explaining his predicament he said:'
••When New York Democrats held their state
convention they agreed— and I take it they
meant what they said— that the delegates to
the Denver convention should come West un
pledged to any candidate. Especially does this
refer to the Vice-Presidency. The purpose of
thus leaving out selves unbound was to get at
first hand a true knowledge of the political sit
uation, that we might unite the delegation on a
man. who. taking all things into consideration,
would prove to be the beat man on th« ticket.
With one exception. I believe the delegation has
observed this convention Instruction, as but
one of the delegates has com.- out for any Vice-
Presidetnial candidate.. When the delegation
arrives, and we have had an opportunity to go
over the situation and confer with other states,
it Is my belief that New York will unite on
some one for the second place. After such con
ference h«i« been hold and the decision reached,
the effectiveness of a united front from the Em
pire State will be made apparent."
Webster City. lowa, July 2.-Governor Johnson of
Minnesota, who is in Webster City to-day, con
firms the statements made in Denver by his nan
a*ere that he will not accept the Vice-Presidential
nomination if offered to him. "I positively am not
a. candidate, nor would I accept the nomination for
this office." he. said when he saw a Denver di.«
ratcn intimating that his managers were merely
laying p'.*n« to gain Bryan's support by refusing
to combine with the Gray strength on the Presi
dential nomination.
. Denver. July 2. -M:. Bryan has asked for a con
ference with T. D. O'Brien, of Minnesota, one of
the most enthusiastic . supporters of Governor
Johnson. Mr. O'Brien will, leave St. Paul for Bra
ver to-morrow , . . . . . . . : •
It Is supposed by the Johnson men that Mr
3ry*n wishes to discuss, the Vice-Presidential
r*ius.M«r. That is, «i least, the only ground they
«•_". imagine for the request of Mr. Bryan. They
r*seeur.ted any results from the conference pro
vided M should turn out to be on that subject by
j Ar .-. |r that Johnson will not consent under any
r!rcurr,fra.-,re- to be considered a» available fur the
Mc«n< place on the ticket.. .
Vice-Presidential Contest- at Denver
— The Anti-Injunction Plank.
(By Telegraph to The Tribune.]
Denver. July To-day's developments have
served to strengthen the opinion expressed in
these dispatches some days ago th"at unless
Judge Gray obtains the Vice-Presidential nom
ination that honor will fall to a New York man,
preferably Charles A. Towne.
Mr. Towne arrived here this morning from
Lincoln, where he held a conference with Mr.
Bryan, the result of which he says was emi
nently satisfactory both to himself and to the
"Peerless One."
•Tntil I had seen Mr. Bryan." he aaid, "I was
not at all certain that I would make an effort
to secure the Vice-Presidential nomination, but
since my talk with him, I have concluded that
my chances are excellent, and I am certain that
I will be Mr. Bryan's running matf."
"Can you confirm the rumor that you are Mr.
Bryan's personal choke?" Mr. Towne was askefl.
"It would hardly be policy for me to answer
that question directly." replied Mr. Towne. "but
I will say that it is a fair Inference."
Mr. Towne believes that his main strength lies
in the delegations outside of New York, and his
efforts from now on will be to obtain the undi
vided support of the New York delegation. Ho
realizes that the large number of aspirants from
the Empire State rather Injure his chances of
obtaining the entire New York vote, but he feels
certain that if any New Yorker can do this he
is the man. In addition to Mr. Towne'a con
fident assertions, State Senator Thomas F.
Grady expressed a similar view. Fresh from
Tammany's Innermost den, lie. is believed to
bring an accurate conception of the state of
mind of that body. He says that Towne is far
in the lead of the other New Yorkers mentioned,
and he believes that no difficulty vill be ex
perienced in solidifying the delegation.
The announcement from Lincoln that Kern
would not consider the Vice-Presidency, al
though it was not taken with great seriousness
here. ha.« caufted a sudden deflation of liis boom.
The Harrison contingent is sti'.l shouting vehe
mently, l>ut the chorus is a small one and bis
chances have not improved overnight. In fa<:t.
the Yk-e-PrppidenTkil situation is beginning to
assume a jocose appearance. Any stranger in
the city can have a boom started through the
medium of energetic and insatiable 10.-al re
porters. Even Senator Rayner, of Maryland:
Senator Stone, of Missouri, and James Hamilton
Lewis, of Illinois, have been featured as possi
bilities. Thus far. however, the only men who
have been taken at all seriously here are <;ray,
Towne. Kern. Harrison and Chanler.
It is reported -here to-night, and the Gray
managers refuse to deny # the report, that Judge
Marvel has sent the Delaware jurist a telegram
asking him for a.n answer to the question, "Will
you accept the Vice-Presidency?" If an affirma
tive answer is received, It is probable that the
Gray Presidential boom will be suddenly trans
formed into a Vice-Presidential effort.
But if the race for second place is amusing.
the "struggle" for the Presidential nomination
is a screaming farce. Johnson and Gray man
agers keep up a continuous fanfare of trumpets
and their predictions grow momentarily wilder.
They were able on their entry into Denver to
express unmeasured confidence without even
the semblance of a smile, but their auditors
laughed so generally that at present the John
no and Gray estimates are expounded with a
sly wink. If there is any hope of defeating
Bryan, surely it does not live in the breast of
his opponents' managers. There Is some talk
of a mass meeting to be held here to-morrow or
Saturday for the purpose of crystallizing th->
sentiment against the Nebraslcah. The day
for this meeting will be determined as soon
as some open anti-Bryan sentiment is discov
ered. It is a patent fact that the older politi
cians here, particularly those on the national
committee, are in favor of anybody but the
Nebraskan. but none of them dares express bis
opinion publicly, ami for this reason the pro
posed mass meeting is likely to resolve itself
Into a Bryan demonstration.
Bryan's perenniai candidacy is commented on
even in Denver. It is reported that Mayor Speer
and his wife do not agree on national politics.
"Whom will you support In the next Presi
dential campaign." the Mayor is reported to
have asked his better half.
"Taft," answered the lady.
"Why?" she was asked.
"Because I will have a chance to rote for
Bryan any time." she replied.
"And whom will you vote for?" she asked her
"Bryan." be answered.
"Why," she inquired.
"Because I have voted for him twice before,"
he reasoned.
"And we have had good times ever since," she
Herbert Hadley put the following pointed
question to "Tom' Taggart.
"Is Mr. Bryan to run again? or is he running
Despite the fact that the so-called reactionary
or conservative el.-ment of the party here still
clings to the hope that the anti-injunction plank
will be as sane, and Impartial as that placed In
the Republican platform there does not now
seem to be any reason for correcting the state
ment made in Th>- Tribune of Wednesday, that
Mr. Gompers and bis followers will i»- success
fa] in obtaining a more extreme statement. As
expressed by Attorney Qeneral Hadley of Mis
souri, the term "reactionary," as applied to any
member of the Democratic party, Is a misnomer,
for the reason that "the Democratic party has
never taken any action, backward or forward."
There are those here, however, \\ b" love to style
themselves "conservatives," and to believe that
their cold arguments can prevail against the
blind enthusiasm of the Bryan follower*.
It has become known here that Bryan hates
the word "compromise." . n<- does doI object
tv "less extreme" or "modified," but lie Wots i!"t
wish it tM U'i abroad that be ever "-compro
Nevertheless it Is the current belief here thai
this is exactly what he Is willing to do if there
are any votes to be bad. and it is the hope of
the Sullivan-Parker wing that the eyes of the
"Peerless One" may be opened t" the necessity
of satisfying tb<- working, thinking, labor men
and tin- business Interests as well by drafting
an Injunction plank similar to that In the R. -
publican platform. They realize that it is a
question ■>{ votes with Bryan, and they are bent
on ponnif"g Ou votea for him. The conserva
tives would pa fft> t oot.to make th«- labor ques
tion an Issue. Air. Sullivan does not believe
that Gompers expresses the tru« desires of la
bor, and in Is prepared to make a hard right
against it.
On the other hand, there is an overwhelming
desire among the Bryanitea here (or such a
plank as was outlined in Tin- Tribune of
Wednesday. All the Vice- Presidential candi
dates v- forced to express Bryahesquci views
on the subject, if they desire a moment's con
sideration: at least they express those views
which \vor»; credited to -Mr. Bryan before be
became a. "compromiser." The labor men, bead
ed by K. S. Monnett, of Ohio, and the labor men
from the District of Columbia are beginning to
show their teeth at the very mention "' a com
tiromisw. The Gray supporters alsu express
their entire approval of anyth.ng "that will up
lift the workinsman," and the harsh criticism
levelled at the Republican plank by Mr. Bryan
and his followers seems to make it almost im
possible that the Democrats can recede from
their once boasted but now uncomfortable po
sition. Mr. Towne announces that the Injunc
tion plank will be satisfactory to labor, but ho
does not say whether the point of view will be
that of labor or that of Mr. Bryan's suddenly In
creased political acumen.
The remainder of tho platform will be n pana
cea for all ills. It will be as euphonious and
alluring ns a circus billboard. The farmer will
have his vision dazzled and his bosom swplled
with prid;- by tremendous compliments, and the
business man will hear that he is the backbone
of the country.
Won't Interfere if Then Do as He
Want*— Many Callers.
Lincoln, Neb., July 2.— Fourteen delegates and a
score or more of sightseers bound for the Denver
convention arrived here to-day. Mr. Bryan met
the visitors at noon at the Lincoln Hotel, holding
a brief reception In one of the parlors, after which
he entertained the;n at a hastily arranged luncheon
in a private dining room. Later most of the visitors
went to Falrview, and were taken about the. Bryan
lifting the statements made by delegates after
talking with Mr. Bryan, the impression Is gained
that the probable Democratic Presidential candi
■lhL> will leave the platform makers and the Vice-
Presidential canvass alone. Only urgent necessity,
such as the threatened passage of a plank repug
nant to what the Nebraskan considers progressive
Democratic doctrine, or a considerable move In
favor of some Vice-Presidential candidate whose
views and political practice were antagonistic to
the platform, would cause Mr. Bryan to Interfere,
it is said. So far Mr. Bryan has said nothing
against any of the thirty-nine running mates
"nientioncu" to date. The great majority of them,
of course, are not taken seriously. The very num
ber of possibilities Is taken here, as proof positive
that no man so far mentioned has received assur
p.noe of active support from Mr. Bryan.
However, should occasion arise fftr interference.
2Jr. Bryan has provided the means for prompt
.■iction. Lincoln will be in close telegraphic touch
with the convention hall, and Fairview will be In
direct and continuous touch with the telephone
and telegraph office here. Friends In thorough ac
cord with his wishes will keep him promptly to
formed of every move in the committees and on
the convention floor, and by the same means Mr.
Bryan, if some move radically antagonistic to his
Judgment .Is made, will make his voice heard at
Denver with great celerity.
The delegates who talked with Mr. Bryan hero
to-day were D. J. Tampan and Emery Klrkby. of
Michigan: Bird S. Coler and William Sulzer, of New
York: 3. W. Kern. J. E. Lamb. Claude Bowers, 8. W.
Knlin and Abram Simmons, of Indiana; H. D.
Clayton, Of Alabama; Clyde B. Johnson, o* West
Virginia; John Garman and D. Clinton Dewltt, of
Pennsylvania, and Ignatius J. Dunn, of Omaha,
who will make the spech nominating Mr. Bryan.
Others who paid their respects to the Nebraskan
were P. K. Ryan, national commltteeman from
Wisconsin; Stokes Jackson, chairman of the Indiana
State Central Committee, and W. E. Chllton. who
is credited with obtaining instructions for Bryan
in the West Virginia convention.
At :' o'clock Mr. Bryan, accompanied by some of
the delegates, returned to Fairview. All through
Ihe d:iy. at the first conference, at the luncheon
and at home, Mr. Bryan made it plain that he
not lift bis voice In favor of any candidate
or plank prior to the convention, and not then un
less compelled to do so.
The Lincoln Ilott-I lobby in a small way to-day
was renuntocent <>f Chicago hotels during the Re
publican convention. The one discordant note
was Bounded by li;rd S. Color, who declared that
he Stood squarely in favor of the anti-Injunction
plank urged .by Samuel Gompers, president of the
American Federation of I.«ibor. "A way can be
found to protect life and property without abating
one bit from what Mr. Gompers wants," declared
Mr. Coter.
J W. Kern, of Indiana, expressed the opinion
that a strong anti-injunction plank would be
adopted and that there would be no fight over it,
either in committee or on the floor.
"Alabama." said Congressman Clayton, "win fa
\i. r an unequivocal anti-injunction plunk. The
Democratic platform of 1596 favored such a law
and the Democrats of this state have not forgot
t.:i nor abandomd it."
Timothy E. Ryan, of Wisconsin, member of the
Democratic National Committee, declared that a
large number of I.a Follette Republicans of bis
state would Bock to the Democratic standard this
Bryan Paper Says There Will Be No Com
promise in Denver Platform.
!By Telegraph to The Tribune.]
Omaha, July 2— The Democratic platform to be
adopted at Denver will have a straight anti-In
junction plank, if Bryan has his way. "The
(imaha Worid-Herald,' which stands closer to
Bryan than any paper In 1 lie country, will say
editorially to-morrow that there will be no com
promise in the Denver platform, but that those
planks contained In the Nebraska state platform
will be adoii'.'il .it Denver.
The anti-injunction plank is specifically men
tioned as one on which no compromise will l>e.
accepted. The editorial goes into a long argument
:is to why this will be the case, the gist being that
the Democrats knew where Bryan stood when
they indorsed him, and that Bryan's beliefs w.-re
Indorse d with Bryan.
Chairman Bayard Says They Have a Fight
ing Chance for Gray.
Wilmington. Del., July 2— The main body of the
Delaware delegation to the Democratic National
Convention started for Denver to-day. The party
comprised L. Irving Handy, who will place Judge
Gray In nomination: Peter J. Ford, William Sauls
bury and U L- Layton. delegates, and S. M. Soper,
i.n alternate, who holda the proxy of C. S. ivnne
wlll. who was unable to ro; Stuttr Chairman Thomas
F. Bayard and ex-Judge David T. Marvel.
Before his departure, Chairman Bayard said:
■ i feel th.it we have a good fighting chance. We
most k. cj> Bryan off on tb'' first ami second ballots
and !h"n spring <".•;.>• to win."
Tells Bryan Republicans Would Drop Them
Were It Not for the Democrats.
1 s : [>leffrapb t>> The TrUmne. 1
Jackson, Miss., July 2.— "The Democrats of the
South cannot afford to j"i'i in an appeal for the
m-Kii' vote of the North and West while at the
same time denying them the right to vote in th«
South." Bay- ex-Governor James K. Vardaman in
a letter to-day to William Jennings Bryan urging
that the national platform be free of any declara
tion with reference to the part negroes should
play In the coming campaign.
"ignore the negro absolutely," says Mr. Varda
nudi, "if you cannol come out squarely for the re
peal of tne Fifteenth Amendment
"Tbe Republicans are as anxious as the Demo
crats to k<i rid of the negro In Southern politics.
The blacks are becoming an expensive, Irritating,
Insolent burden to the Republican party, and I
believe lhat the party would throw them off If it
were not afraid that the Democrats would take
them up."
Denver, July 2.— Ohio friends of M. E. ingalla
early to-day sprang his name for the Vice-Presi-
my. and are Strenuous]) urging him as the
most available of all candidates for the second
place. He is said to be the thirty-ninth man to be
mentioned In connection with this office, and the
fortieth may arrive at any moment.
Wherever .miii j;ii. leave onlrr with lo<-i»l ncu srlrnlrr
for the SUNDAY TRIBUNE aa koun »•> you arrive.
Corteh/ou l r rges Hiiehcoek for
Chairman— Notification Jul// 28.
[from The Trlbuns ItRM.]
Washington. July 11.-Ex-Secretary Taft held
conferences this afternoon with Speaker Can
non, Secretary Cortelyou and Postmaster Gen
eral Meyer, and announced definitely that the
formal notification of hi." nomination would be
received at Cincinnati on July 28. When he
receiver the committee on that occasion Mr.
Taft will sound the keynote of the campaign in
his speech of acceptance and also Join issue
with the platform of the Democrats. He will
go to work on his speech at Hot Springs next
To-morrow will be Mr. Taft's last day here,
and he expects to have conferences In the
morning with Frank B. KellogK and Frank H.
Hitchcock. Mr. Kellogg came from New York
to-night and Mr. Hitchcock Is coming from At
lantic City. While no announcement of cam
paign plans will be made until after the na
tional sub-committee is received at Hot Springs
next Wednesday, July B, it Is und rstood that
the chairmanship problem is shaping itself tow
ard a satisfactory solution.
The conferences held with party leaders to-day
■were at different times and places. Speaker
Cannon having spent an hour at the dismastled
Taft home, while Mr. Taft was Postmaster Gen
eral Meyer's guest at luncheon at the Metro
politan Club. He went to the Treasury to see
Secretary Cortelyou in his office. Speaker Can
non was buoyant on leaving the Taft home, but
could not be persuaded to discuss politics fur
ther than to say that he would be active In the
campaign. "The Republican party." he said,
"is ready for the fray. We have our standard
bearer. The Democrats will name their leader
next week. After that the campaign will be
waged, and I am ready to serve in any position
in the great Republican army, whether as pri
vate, captain, colonel or general."
Mr. Taft's talk with Secretary Cortelyou cov
ered a wide range of political topics. Primarily,
it was Mr. Taffs idea to talk with Mr. Cortel
you about the work of the national committee,
of which Mr. Cortelyou was chairman in the last
campaign. Mr. Cortelyou gave Mr. Taft much
valuable Information concerning the practical
workings of the committee. Incidentally, al
though the subject of the national chairman
ship was not considered at great length, Mr.
Cortelyou took occasion to urge the selection of
Frank H. Hitchcock. He regarded him as well
equipped to undertake the responsibility and dis
charge the duties of chairman of the national
committee. He said he had been personally and
officially associated with Mr. Hitchcock for
many years, and held him In the highest esteem.
Mr. Taft made it clear not only that no de
cision will be reached until the meeting which
he is to have at Hot Springs with the sub
committee, but that he would regard it as ex
tremely discourteous to the sub-committee for
him to discuss the question in any of Its phases.
Late this afternoon Mr. Taft received a cable
dispatch conveying sad news to him. It was
the announcement of the death in London to
day of William T. Gilbert, of Brooklyn, a mem
ber of Mr. Taft's class of 'IS at Yale. Mr. Gil
bert recently went to England to obtain the
benefit of a sea voyage and was unable, there
fore, to be present at the reunion of the class of
'78 held last week at New Haven. Mr. Taft
immediately cabled to Consul General Robert
J. Wynne, at London, to extend to Mr. Gilbert's
sister such courtesies as might be in his pov,-er.
About r> o'clock this evening Mr. and Mrs.
Taft went In an automobile to the home of
General and Mr?. J. Franklin Bell, at Fort
Myer, where an informal dinner was given In
their honor to-nfght. After the dinner a recep
tion was given to the army officers stationed In
and near Washington and tlu-ir wives at the
home of General Bell.
Mr. and Mrs. Taft and their son Charles ac
companied by a clerical force and servants, will
leavo Washington to-morrow afternoon at 4
o'clock by the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway for
Hot Springs. It is not expected that Mr. Taft
will be in Washington again for several months.
Representative Theodore K. Burton, of Ohio,
who made the nominating speech for Mr. Taft
at the Chicago convention, has gone to Hot
Will Confer with Mr. Taft and Accompany
Him to Hot Springs.
[From The Trlbur.e Huri-au !
Washington, July t— Frank B. Kellogg cama to
Washington to-night, and after a conference with
Mr. Taft to-morrow will accompany him to Hot
Springs. While Mr. Kellogg declined to be quoted
in connection with the chairmanship, he Is strongly
In favor of the selection of Frank H. Hitchcock.
••I have nothing whatever to Nay." was the
prompt response when an Interview wns fxiupht
with Mr. Kellogg. "I have some business to at
tend to at the Department of Justice to-morrow
morning, and also expect to call on Secretary Tnft
to-morrow. It would be Improper for me to dis
cuss the campaign for publication in advance of
the meeting of the sub-committee at Hot Springs,
because 1 am a member of that body. I think you
will find that everything will rume out all right."
Mr. Kellogg will go to Hot Springs on the same
train with Mr. Taft to-morrow afternoon, and will
spend several days there, conferring with Secre
tary Taft, Representative Burton and others. T'n
less called away on business he will remain at
Hot Springs until after the sul>-committee meets.
"The fact of the matter is," he said, "there will
be no definite and positive selection made until
after Mr. Taft meets the committee."
Frank B. Kellogg, who has been in the thick of
the discussion over the chairmanship of the Re
publican National Committee, left hero suddenly
for Washington yesterday afternoon. It Is under
stood be received a m»sH:ige from Mr. Taft which
caused his hurried departure. He went direct from
the Federal Building when the Standard Oil bear
ing was adjourned, in an attempt to catch the
Congressional Limited at 3:25 o'clock. He missed
it. but took the Baltimore & Ohio train at ?.::"A
AJr. Kellogg said seyeral days ago that he ex
pected to be In the city until he left it for the Hot
Springs conference, which is to he held on the Bth.
lie decided, however, that It would be well to be
in Washington, where he would be more closely
in touch with the political leaders of other states.
The Standard Oil hearing was adjourned yester
day until September, and Mr. Kellogg expects to
go to Minnesota after th^ selection of a national
chairman. ,
Arthur I. Vorys was in the city for a few hours
yesterday, but. so far aa could he learned, did
not see Mr. Kellogg. Hf readied the Hotel Man
hattan early In the morning, and left for the \\>st
at 5 o'clock. He came here to confer with one of
the officials Of the State Insurance Department,
the conference having nothing whatever to do with
the political situation.
[Hv Tel>>l Sjltl to The Tribune. 1
Rodney, Muss. July L— Charged with promoting
Republican politics at the Alct.rn Agricultural sad
Mechanical College here, a negro institution under
stai>' control. Professor D. W. <iary, a member of
the faculty and an associate worker with Hooker T.
Washington, was dropped to-day by Governor Ed
ward 1' N" p l arul "thcr members „f the board "f
Professor Gary at a Republican congress district
convention at Brook Haven. Miss, recently advo
cated social equality, and championed Senator For
aker. Bud as a consequence, wan run out of town,
with the threat of being tarred and feathered. At
the national convention In. Chicago he attempted
to gain a seat with the. Mississippi delegation.
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Murphy Carrying It to Denver —
McCarren Interested.
[ Br Telegraph to The Tribune. 1
Dei Moines, lowa. July — Justice William J.
Gaynor's boom for Vice-President la In th*
custody of Charles F. Murphy, the Tammany
boss. Before starting for the Denver conven
tion Mr. Murphy sent a friend to Justice Gaynor.
who. It is said here, consented to the use of h's
name if the New York delegation finds it expedi
ent to use it. Senator P. H. McCarren. the Brook
lyn leader, is on the train with Murphy, Nixon.
v'ohalan and Smith bound for Denver. It is under
stood that just before leaving New York Justice
Gaynor told McCarren what Murphy wanted to
do. Anyway, McCarren knows all about the
Gaynor boom. Murphy and Cohalan are much
disgusted because the secret leaked out.. Th ■
Tammany boss planned to keep it dark until
the committee on platform began Its fight and
then bring Gaynor forward with the understand
ing that Tammany would swing into line for
Bryan on the first ballot If the Bryan men would
tone down the platform and nominate Gaynor
as Aryan's running mate. By nicking the judge
Murphy hoped to seat all the delegates stolen
from McCarren at the state convention and
leave him without a following this fall and
again next year in the Mayoralty campaign,
which, by the way, interests Murphy more than
anything else this year. Mr. Murphy v. ill not
talk about the Gaynor boom; neither will Mc-
Carren. but the Senator looks much Interested
when it is mentioned.
The Gaynor boom is a blow to O>i<=T. who Is
at Lincoln praising Mr. Bryan's Poland hogs and
shaking hands with all the visitors. Coler and
Congressman Sulzer are somewhat alike in ex
posing their respective booms to the caresses or
the kicks of the fickle multitude. Any kind of
attention is gratefully accepted.
Charles F. Murphy accidentally got hold of
some of Senator McCarren's money to-day, but
McCarrpn got It back. The rival leaders do not
speak. Murphy, Nixon. Cohalan and Thomas K.
Smith breakfasted together. McCarren sat near
them. The Senator paid his check with a $h>
bill. Murphy paid his bill at the same ttm<\
The waiter gave ail the change for both orders
to Murphy. McCarren also was a continuous
loser to "Towney" Smith in a small poker game
last night. To-day the popular song on the
train Is '■Everybody works for Murphy." The
Tammany men will rearh Denver on Friday af
Says Bryan Cannot Be Nominated
Without a Fight.
Denver. July 2. — Colonel James M Guff«% thf»
well known Democratic leader in Pennsylvania,
arrived late to-day.
When asked for an expression of his opinion
as to candidates and the platform Mr. (Juffey
"It is a question of availability with me. The
Democratic party ought to. and can, win the
coming election if the convention in its wisdom
will make a platform coonßensanrte with tru>-
Democracy and name a ticket in harmony there
with. The country is tired of agitation, tired
of unrest, and. if it wants anything, it wants
stability, quietness and the return of prosperity.
Regard for fundamental principles, with the
hope of success, is the objective in the fi^-ld "f
politics, and to arome this th^ I'arty should
have new faces and' new candidates. It has
neither time nor desire to discuss th<» events of
th-» past: with the political future it must
reckon, and patriotism, not selfishness, should
"I understand." said Colonel Guffey. "that tin
sentiment here Is that Bryan is going to he
nominated. It must be remembered, however,
that there has been nobody to speak of here
except Bryan men. and naturally Bryan .senti
ment would prevail under such circumstances.
There are a lot of uninstructed delegates in lisa
convention, you must remember, and if Bryan is
nominated it will be only after a fight."
John B. Stanehfleld. who has t>etn mentioned in
Denver dispatches as a possible Vice-Presidential
nominee, said yesterday:
"I am not a candidate for Vice-President. and
all I know about my boom, if you eaa call it that.
Is what I have read in the papers. I am very
busy In my law practice and am practically ..::t
of politics."
Mr. Stanehfleld is counsel for the Metropolitan
Street Railway Company In the Weil and Weiller
suit and will be unable to gc to the Democratic
convention, although he is a delegate from Klmira.
"The Brooklyn Eagle" quoted JostJce Gaynor
yesterday as making light of <t story that he was
Charles F. Murphy's candidate for the TKo Pr— l
dency and that a messenger from the Tammany
leader had a promise from the Justice that he
would accept such a nomination.
Justice QaynnT said he had made no such promise
to any one. "The contingency of my nomination Is
too remote to think of savins anything on Urn
matter. " Justice tluynor wan sjasted as saying. "It
Isn't possible. "
It was learned that Senator McCarren had a con
ference with Justice Gaynor on Wednesday morn
ing before the Senator departed for Denver.
Cleveland. July 2.— Mayor Tom L. Johnson lert
Cleveland to-night for Lincoln. Xeb., where he will
confer with Mr. Bryan before other Ohio delegates
reach Denver. It is said that the Mayor will dis
cuss with Mr. Bryan the anti-Injunction plank, pub
lic ownership and the initiative and referendum,
principles, which he Is said to favor being In
corporated in the Democratic platform. Incidentally
Mayor Johnson' will take up his candidacy for Ike
chairmanship of the national committee.
Bozeman. Mont., July 2. — The Montana State
Democratic Convention 'yesterday instructed the
delegation of six to the national convention at Den
ver to vote for W. J. Bryan for the I"rfcsldential
nomination as long as his name is before the con
Ex-Senator William A. Clark "heads the delega
tion, the others being T. J. Walsh, Walter S.
Harm. .in. W. B. George. «x-Governor R. D. smith
ami It. S. Ford. Th- platform denounces the for
estry service for including in the forest reserve
great treeless areas. W. G. Conrad, of Great Fails,
wan Indorsed lev the Vice-Presidential nomination.
if. in the- opinion of the delegates. It shall be
deeme«i wise to accept a candidate from any state
west of Nebraska.
Washington. July -. — President Gompers .m.i Sec
retary Morrison. . Si the American Federation of
Labor, left to-day for Denver to attend the Demo
cratic National Convention. Mr. Qoonpen said his
attitude as to an anti-injunction plank in the
platform was precisely the same m it had been
all along. 1 "Nothing has transpired," said Mr.
Gompers, "to change our demand In any way. It
is not a mere matter of fancy, but a contention
for right" .
I.niK no mid mas orr.
R. A. Williams Failed to Boom John
11. O'Brien for State Committee.
For inattention to duty Roswell .D. WUUanu '
was removed as secretary of the Park Board at a
meeting held In the Arsenal yesterday. WMla—
Is th* Tammany leader of the 17th District, aad
a little political story was toM last night, la ih«w
that the Mayor was aot at all scrry to have WE.
lams lose his job.
It was said that Williams had *on<» back on %
written agreement to make Water Commissioner
John H. O'Brien, the Mayor's political ad-. Rtf a
member of the state, committee from the 13th Sen
ate District <r the last state convention, Sotll
the Mayor and Commissioner O'Brien considered it
a piece, of treachery and have been biding tt«!r
When Park Commissioner Smith told th« Mayor I
yesterday morning that Williams^ was ineScleat '
and inattentive to duty, that he was at hi 3 dwii
not more than an hour a week, and that a", of '
his work had hi be done by the Commissioner and
the la*-- private secretary, it dfd not take tile
Mayor long to decide that Williams should go.
William J. Fransioll, ■ son of the former *•:»
eral manager of the Manhattan Elevated Railroad,
was appointed secretary to succeed Williams-. H»
has been private sei-retary to Commissioner Sralta
at a salary of &M ■ year, while that of secretary
to the board is $4.**> a year.
Williams succeeded Wilds Holly as secretary oj
the board soon after the primaries la.«t fall. H«
was supported at the primaries by May 3lc-
James shears. the leader of the Mi District.
was also supported by Mayor McOlellan. and so
flsrht was mad* by the McClellan forces an J. J.
Hagan. leader of the loth District. The two dis
tricts and the 17th make up the ISth Senate Dis
trict, which Commissioner O'Brien wt3hed to rep
resent in the state committee.
A friend of O'Brien said last night that in return
for the support of the McClellan forces at the pri
maries he got a written agreement from the thr«e
men to make him state committeeman. At ti»
time of the state convention Williams weakened
on his agreement, and the others, following h!3
lead, turned O'Brien down.
Williams has been devoting more time, to politics
than to his duties as secretary of the Park Board
recently, and Commissioner Smith finally decided
he could stand it no longer, so h<* went M the
Mayor and toM BBS he wanted to get rid of Will
iams. The Mayor was delighted, and Commissioner
Smith went back to the board meeting and had ISB]
resolution si removal passed.
When Commissioner Smith was asked about the
action he saM:
"There i.= no politic!" whatever in this matter.
His removal was effected simply and solely in tfiM
Interest of the service, without request or sussres
tlon from any one. I assume all responsibility in
the action."
Commissioner Smith said that it was not neces
sary to *.i into detail, as it was pretty well under
stood in the department that inattention or indif
ference to duty would not be tolerated in any offl
clal. high or low.
Rejects Proffer to Indorse Socialist
Party Candidates.
Eugene V. Debs. Presidential candidate of the
Socialist party, was hauled over the coals at the
national convention si the Socialist Labor party,
which was convened yesterday In Arlington Ha!"..
No. 23 St. Mark's Place, and lambasted verbally
until the twenty-three delegates, representing
twelve states, and the two fraternal delegates from
the Hungarian Socialist Federation were tired.
The occasion for the denunciation of Mr. Debs
was the visit "f a committee from the Unity
League of the Socialist part*- formed for the pur
pose of uniting the two fa . >ns el the socialists.
The Socialist Labor party some time a<o proposed
a joint conference la agree on one o*l of can.i;
dates from the head of the ticket down. The prop
osition was turned down by the Socialist party.
The hall was well filled with visitors when th*
convention was opened. Most of the mci! shed
their coats and smoked. A proposition to e!ect a
permanent chairman for all the sessions was de
feated because It looked undemocratic, and it was
agreed to elect a new chairman each day. Com
rade Passano, of Troy, was elected chairman for
the flrst day.
Pendins the receipt of the report cf the commit
tee on resolutions, which was not ready, the Unity
League Committee, consisting nf A. MarokofT. »
Russian Jew, and Mrs. R. Brody. who is a i:u»
slan Jewess, in spite of her Irish name, was given
the privilege of the floor. Mrs. Brody »3ld that
tht. Socialist Labor party should sir.k all personal
feeling in the cause of peace and suggested tlj«
Indorsement of Debs as the first step toward har
mony. This shocked the delegates.
"We would be committing ourselves to '"• So
cialist party 1? we accepted this preposition to fn
dorse Debs," said Comrade Kircher. of Ohlr*.
"Dobs had a good chance si the convention In Chi
cago to bring under consideration our peace plan.
but he was mum on the subject. The Socialist
party duck!* every subject for the good of social
ism. Any one of us who would believe In r»eb«
aft. his speech of acceptance In Glrard must
have sawdust, instead of brains. In his head."
"Debs la not ■ socialist at heart." said another
delegate. ■If I voted to recognize him I would l'O>
afraid to go home."
Another delegate said there woul.l b« mor« •*-
ruse for the. socialists voting for Taft or Bryan
than Debs.
After the other delegates had talked until th<?T
■were tired Comrade I >•» Leon hold the f,on? for
m«re than an hour. Ho said that the convention
could not Indorse Debs and preserve Its self-re
spect. He said that Doss had the best chase*
any man could have to hrtn< about harmony, but
he Ignored It He declared th« Socialist Labor
party had done all that M ■•■••;'..'. consistently do to
bring about peace.
On a roll. -a!'. !t was decided unanimously to re
ject the proposition to indorse Dobs, and a com
mittee of three was appointed to inform the leajra*
to thai effect.
John Neiderstein. County Clerk of Queen*, has
gone abroad to Join Mi friend. Joseph Bermel. far
mer Borough President, who vanished while the
grand jury waited for his testimony. With him ar»
Mrs. Neiderstein and Mr. and Mrs. V. Gunther.
They will Join the Bermel party at Carlsbad, where I
all will remain for a short time. They will return
In September.
A fierce factional fight ha* Just been started la
the Democratic party of Queens. Politicians «•
being asked to declare their colors, whether .for
Joseph Casaldy or '"Paddy" Mara. Some are. fcs
no haste about making the declaration, not know-
In* yet who will win at the September primaries.
Cassldy has op*n«-<1 headquarters in Jamaica, an*
the battle will rage chiefly about IBM place as *
centre. Nelderstein. by suing abroad at this tiro*
escapes this duty.
Dm Mo'ines. lowa. July 2.— Governor A. B. £?••» j
mina authorized the statement to-lay that ho *$*
not resign from the ofilce of Governor and s:*t*l ■
that he had never seriously considered &• mai '•*• ■§

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