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cation of the law relating to Injunctions as will
prevent the -issue of writs in Industrial dis
putes without notice and full hearing, permit
trial by a Judge other than the one issuing the
•R-ritl and providing for trial by Jury whore the.
alleged contempt Is committed outside the
presence of the court. He did not believe that
Mr. Bryan would insist on going so far, nor
xhat the convention would accept such a plank
«yen if Mr. Bryan should insist on it.
Judge Parker and Mr. Sheehan have made no
effort to disguise the fact that they would prefer
to have almost any other Democrat named than
Mr. Bryan, but denied that they had come
to Denver with "knives up their sleeves" "for
the Nebraskan. Mr. Sheehan said that he had
come several days before the convention to look
over the ground and see what the chances
were for the nomination of a man who would
satisfy conservative Eastern Democrats, and
that conferences would probably be held with
prominent Democrats who hold similar views.
It was intimated that if the nomination of Mr.
Bryan is found to be inevitable they will do
their utmost to have a platform adopted which
would not alienate Eastern, or -'Cleveland.
Democrat Mr. Sheehan and other Eastern Dem
ocrats do not favor the Nebraska anti-Injunc
tion plank, which they think spells defeat for
th« Democratic ticket in the East.
Mr. Sheehan Intends to have conferences early
•with Frederick B. Lynch, manager for Gov
ernor Johnson, and Josiah Marvel, manager of
the boom for Judge Gray. The purpose of these
conferences will be to ascertain what strength
Is possessed by the candidates opposed to
Bryan, and In the light of the showing made
to analyze the situation throughout the. country,
end determine whether it is possible to keep
away from Mr. Bryan more than one-third of
the votes In the convention. Should these con
ferences prove the accuracy of Mr. Bryan's
claims of sufficient strength to insure his nom
ination on the first ballot, conferences will be
held among those who are antagonistic to the
Nebraska anti-injunction plank- These will in
clude Judge Parker, Mr. Sheehan. Mr. Murphy
and Martin W. Littleton, of New York; Colonel
J. H. Guffey. of Pennsylvania: Roger C. Sulli
van, of Illinois: Mr. Marvel. Mr. Lynch. ex-
Governor Charles S. Thomas of Colorado. C.
C. Heifr.er. of Washington; ex-Senator Smith,
of New Jersey, and others.
Murphy and State Chairman .Have
Things Their Oxen Way.
[ Ev Telegraph to Th* Tribune.]
Denver. July 3.— Charles F. Murphy and WHl
iain J. riwnrrs assuming that they trill control
the New York delegation, as they doubtless will,
have decided that Mr. Conner? shall take the
place of Norman E. Mack as Democratic Na
y tional Committeeman for New York State. The
friend? of Mr Mack bitterly resent the proposed
change, but they are helpless, as Murphy and
Conner*- control the organization. Mr. Mack
publishes the leading Democratic newspaper in
Buffalo. Mr. Conners i? the proprietor of a rival
paper hi the same city, and is determined to
put Mack out of politics if he can. Mack has
been a steadfast friend of Bryan, -while Conners
is against Bryan.
Daniel F. Cohalan will be the New York mem
ber of the committee on credentials, and will be
th« chief undertaker -when Senator Patrick H.
McCarren tries to have his contesting delega
tion seated. Judge Parker will be the New
York member of the committee on resolutions
if he if able to explain to Murphy that he didn't
mean anything revolutionary by framing a
Cleveland resolution without first consulting tho
bosp. Martin Vl*. Littleton holds the proxy of
t.\.Jyr]gf Morgan J. O'Brien and Is prepared to
voice the sentiments of the conservatives on
MM of the planks in the platform. Littleton
was with Murphy a good deal coming west on
th" train, trying to impress the Tammany leader
■with the correctness and reasonableness of his
Tien : iJurjrhr listened attentively, but "re
served decision."
Some jnT the Tammany men do not like Little
ton's course and ■want him relegated to the
rear, but Littleton is loaded to the muzzle with
platform ideas and expects to have a good deal
to say. - He tried to-day to enlist the opposition
of Mr. 31.urphr to the Bryan ideas on govern
ment guarantee of bank deposits, federal licens
mc of corporations and a radical antf-injune
tion plank. . Mr. Littleton's idea i? that the
convention should be as solidly opposed to pred
atory government as against predatory corpora
Four Sessions Expected — Order of
Burin First Day.
Denver. July ".—The committee on arrangements
of the national committee met to-day and com
pleted th«" order of business for the convention and
fpr the session of the national committee to be
held on Monday. The convention programme calls
for four session*, beginning next Tuesday. This
would earn' the convention through to Friday
afternoon, unless a fight in committee or on the
floor should prolong the deliberations. As already
announced, it is proposed that an adjournment shall
be taken immediately after the temporary organi
zation is perfected cut of respect to th» memory of
Mr. Cleveland, although this feature does not ap
pear on the forma! programme. The first day's
order of business is as follows:
Chairman Ta peart of the national committee
calls the convention to order at noon.
. P»eretary Wood&on reads call for convention.
.Prayer by Archbishop James J. Keane.
' Announcement of temporary officers agreed on
by national committee.
Chairman aske for further nominations.
No further nominations, chairman puts question
on agreeing to the recommendations of the na
tional committee. *
Chairman appoints committee of two delegates
to escort th« temporary chairman, Theodore A.
Bell, of California, to the chair.
Introduction and Fpeech of temporary chair
Call of states for members of the following
committees: Credentials, permanent organization.
, rules End order of business, platform and resolu
Probable adjournment or recess.
It is expected that the Cleveland resolution as
. finally agreed on will be introduced Juet before
' adjournment.
For the second eetsion of th« convention on
■Wedaecday th« programme call* for the permanent
organization, the address of the permanent chair
• man, and the receipt and adoption of committee
The nominations for President will be made on
Thursday, end it is planned to adjourn after this
is eettjed until Friday morning, when nominations
for Vice-President will be in order.
Provision Is mad* in the programme for the re
ceipt of motions to limit seconding speeches to
Presidential nominations, and to limit both nomi
nating end seconding speeches for the Vice-Presi
dency- There ■■ oe no limit on the Presidential
aomlna.tlojg rpeeche*.
Chairman Robert Hu<ler>«th of the New Jersey
Democratic State Committee is Imitating his pre
6oces»or in Indulging in rosy predictions. He eaid
yesterday that Bryan would b« the next President
tad that th« Republicans "have about reached th»
end of their rope."
Grtinfcld's Linen Store. i
20, 21. Lelpriger Street, Berlin, W. < [
On Mills: L«~de«t!tft Silesia. £
AA far ZUustretcd Trie* lA»t- J |
Ao Agents anywhere. • *
Gray and Johnson Losing Ground—
Vice-Presidency Still "in the 'Air
[By Telegraph to Tho Tribune.]
Denver, July 3.— Every element of the Demo
cratic party hostile to William Jennings Bryan.
is now represented in Denver. The arrival of
the New York delegation to-day with its masked
batteries of criticism swelled the ranks of the
opposition to the fullest extent, but in all Its
strength the coterie of active anti-Bryan men
only serves to demonstrate more clearly the in
evitable victory of the Nebraskan. So certain
has the nomination of Mr. Bryan become that
numerous reports were circulated to-day that no
other name would be presented to the conven
tion, but the Johnson and the Gray managers
deny this emphatically and say that stories of
that description are circulated by; the "over
enthusiastic but unprincipled" supporters of
Mr. Bryan.
The Johnson and Gray camps are still full of
ostensibly confident retainers. The Gray^man
agers have begun their systematic campaign,
visiting every delegation as it arrives in Den
ver and presenting their strongest arguments
against Bryan. Their first statement is. of
course, that the Delaware jurist can surely be
elected, while the success of the Nebraskan is at
best doubtful. They assert that Judge Gray ap
peals to every voter Mr. Bryan can secure and
many more who would not vote for a man so
thoroughly identified with Populism. They de
pict in glowing colors the glorious opportunity
Mr. Bryan has for sacrificing himself on the
altar of party spirit by withdrawing from the
race in order that Democracy may once again
win the confidence of the business interests an.l
insure its "continuance" in popular favor. They
predict that four years from now the whole
country, remembering Bryan's renunciation,
would acclaim him as a disinterested hero and
•would insist on hi? accepting the Presidency of
the United States.
The answer of the Bryan men to this, after
they have pointed out the folly of supposing that
any one but Mr Bryan will ever insist on his
running for anything, is that the Democracy of
the country, not Mr. Bryan, has chosen its
candidate, and that the will of the party and not
the will of the "peerless leader" must be ob
served. The argument continues along these
lines, until both sides realize that talking ac
complishes nothing, and the result of to-day's
v.r.rk has been that Bryan still has a safe corner
on the nomination, with Gray and Johnson los
ing ground — any ground they may have had — as
rapidly as possible. Johnson will probably get
the vote of Minnesota and a few scattering dele
gates from certain Eastern states, while Gray Is
sure only of his own state, with some hope that
he may get a vote or two elsewhere.
The attitude of the Bryanites toward Johnson
If anything but cordial, and the Minnesota Gov
ernor is more bitteriy assailed than either of the
Republican candidates. It is doubtful if he
could obtain any office at the hands of the con
vention unless Mr. Bryan took the fight on his
own shoulders. Indeed, it is practically con
ceded that Lynch and his Johnsonitep might as
well have remained away from Denver, and
that their presence here and their loud claims
have only aroused an animosity that seems to
preclude the possibility of Johnson ever becom
ing a power co long as the Bryan elemei.t con
trols the Democratic party.
The Vice-Presidential sltnation still remains
doubtful. Gray managers are doing all in their
power to foster his boom for second place in a
covert way. They had conferences with Ignatius
Dunn, of Nebraska, who will nominate Bryan,
and Mayor Dahlman to-day, and although they
would not disclose the nature of the conversa
tion it la surmised that they are sounding the.
Bryanites as to how far the Nebraskan will go
to secure the nomination of Gray foT second
place. Kern, of Indiana; Towne, Gaynor and
Harrison are still being talked about here, hut
if Judge Gray withdraws from the race it is an
open fight, with the chances in favor of a New-
Yorker that the delegation can agree on.
Colonel James Hamilton Lewis, Corporation
Counsel of Chicago, arrived here this evening
and is assuring his friends that there 1s no pos
sibility of inducing Judg« Gray to accept tho
nomination for second piace.
"Judge Gray assures me positively that he will
not accept the nomination for secrmd place, and
I know he means what he said. He would make
an admirable candidate, but he cannot be in
duced to resign from the bench to accept second
piace, and with his ideas of the proprieties would
be unwilling to run for the Vice-Presidency
while retaining his judicial position," said Colo
nel Lewis.
Judge Gray's friends declare that he Is a poor
man and cannot afford to resign from the
bench for the meagre chance of being elected
Vice-President. They believed that as Presi
dent Mr. Taft would promptly and cheerfully
reappoint the Delaware jurist to the bench, but
intimate that, despite the fact that he received
his present appointment from President McKin
ley, he would feel considerable delicacy about
accepting a reappointment from Mr. Taft after
having resigned to run against the ticket headed
by the Ohio statesman.
Many of those who have talked with Colonel
Lewis this evening express the belief that
Judge Gray can no longer be seriously consid
ered for second place.
So completely is the Vice-Presidency "In the
air" that there is now some idea that ex-Rep
resentative Bell, of California, should he, as
temporary chairman, capture the fancy of the
delegates, may be chosen as running mate for
the Lincoln perennial candidate. The nomina
tion of Mr. Bell, it is argued, would carry the
fight Into the Far West, where the loss of Con
necticut and other Eastern states might be off
Cornelius A. Pugsley, ex-Representative from
the Yonkers district, arrived here this morning
with a Vice-Presidential boomlet, in which ho
seema to have great faith, as he. believes Roger
Sullivan, of Illinois, will support It. ( The appear
ance of a poster bearing the Instruction, "Vote
for George B. McClellan for President," created
something of a sensation in the lobby of one of
the hotels day. There wae only one placard.
and a search was immediately begun to ascer
tain who was enrineering the belated boom.
Nobody seemed willing to accept the responsi
bility for the placard, and It was summarily re
While the Vice- Presidential nomination still
chares with the character of th« platform the
centre of the stage, the question of a successor
to Thomas Taggart as chairman of the national
committee is being freely discussed, and almost
as many names are being mentioned for that
place as have been put forward for second place
on the ticket. Mayor Dahlman of Omaha, who
is getting the habit of announcing his candidacy
for anything in sight, is after the job, besides
being in a receptive mood for the nomination
for Governor of hl« own etate. Hi« chances are
regarded as nil. Tom Johnson, however, 1*
beine seriously diecunaed by the Bryan men,
although the SuJllvar.-Tagfart crowd prefer a
man of a more practical turn of mind and one
more closely allied with themselves. Judge T.
E. Ryan, of Wlsconein. and Daniel J. Cainmsi.
of. Michigan, would be more acceptable to the
Taggart wing, although the latter would en
counter bitter opposition In his own state Nor
man E. Mack, of New York, would be most
acceptable to _tj»> Bryanltes, but the opposition
Talked of as Democratic nominee for Vi<-e-Pres
(Copyright, 19(36. by Waldon Fawcett)
which has developed to him In the New York
delegatiin makes it doubtful if he will even be
retained as national committeeman. Kern, of
Indiana, would, in the .opinion of both faction*,
make an admirable man. but he has shown no
signs of willingness to have anything to do with
the Bryan campaign, and would probably throw
cold water on any attempt to place him in
control. He is an advocate of a conservative
injunction plank, and on several other questions
he differs radically from Mr. Bryan.
From a Republican point of view the conven
tion promises to be as satisfactory as usual, for
there are excellent prospects of many bitter
fights over every question which li3s two sides
to It.
Colonel James M. Guffey. national committee
man from Pennsylvania, who is talking vehe
mently against the nomination of Bryan and es
pousing the cause, of the "allies' for publication,
told the Tribune correspondent this evening that
there was absolutely nothing to the opposition
to Bryan— that he would be nominated on the
first ballot, and the Pennsylvania delegation
would undoubtedly come into line and vote, for
Bryan "along with the rest of the push." This
disposes of the one delegation counted on to give
force to the anti-Bryan movement, if so weak an
opposition may be so termed.
Governor Haskell of Oklahoma reached Den
ver this evening, having come direct from Lin
coln with the. entire delegation from his state.
Governor Haskell brought word to the leader.
that he is Bryan's cftoira friT chairman of the
committee on resolutions. He assured the Trib
une correspondent that the platform would con
tain a plank declaring for a federal guarantee
of deposits in national banks and an anti-injunc
tion plank far more elaborate and specific even
than that incorporated in the constitution of
Oklahoma. Governor Haskell argued with Mr.
Bryan in favor of the Oklahoma provision, but
the Nebraskan is determined to have the elabo
rate plank he has himself constructed adopted.
What Delegates Say—Citi/ Gayly
Denver, July 3.— Denver broke forth in splendor
to-day, and a cool breeze sweeping in from the
mountains set hundreds of flags and draperies of
red. white and blua bunting dancing. The sun
shore hriphtly. Wires had been strung at short
intervals across the principal downtown streets
6evcral days ago. and lost night the decorators
pet to work with a rush to place the flags and ban
ners in position. The. transformation, coming in a
single nipht, was most effective, and delegates
and residents alike were taken by surpiise. No
private decorations have been permitted* to inter
fere with the harmony of the general scheme. The
Denver committee early sent out notices that no
political organization would be permitted to stretch
a banner across the street, and this edict has been
strictly adhered to. State headquarters and the.
headquarter? of candidate are marked only by
banners hung alnns: the. walls of the buildings
where they are established. The draping of three
colored banners from the many cross wires along
the streets gives an archlike effect and the visitor
arriving at the T'nion Station and pa^'riK out
through the great permanent arch of welcome is
greeted by a vista of color which extends up 17th
street as far as the eye can reach. Fifteenth and
lfith streets are the other main arteries • which
have come in for the more lavish decorative
scheme. The public building* of the city and
fctate also have been Incorporated in the plan of
making Denver gay for convention visitors. Tho
Capitol is the most effectively decorated. Denver
is eagerly awaiting t'.,e coming of the crowds.
The vanguard of the New York State delegation
arrived late to-day and materially quickened the
Interest of ante-convention gossip. Charles F.
Murphy, leader of Tamn.any Hall an<J head of the
delegation, came singing a song of peace and har
mony, declaring that New York State is anxious to
bring fi^l Democrats together and will take only
such action as will bring about that result.
Judge Parker arrived somewhat later than Mr.
Murphy, but travelled from Chicago over a dif
ferent road. He was accompanied by William F.
Sheehan. With Mr. Murphy came Lewis Nixon,
former leader of Tammany Hall; Martin W. Lit
tleton, who has a boom for the Vice-Presidency;
D. F. Cohalan and P- F. Donahue, members of the
"inner circle" of the Tammany organization.
Earlier in the day Representative Sulzer and Bird
S. Coler arrived.
New York headquarters eventually will he es
tablished in the Brown Palace Hotel, but just now
the delegates are scattered at the Brown, the Shir
ley ami the Savoy, their reservations not being
available until Sunday. Mr. Murphy is at the Shir
ley, where many important conferences will be
held. The caucus of the New York delegation on
Monday afternoon will be one of the most interest
ing of the convention period.
"We are not saying much just now," eaid Mr.
Nixon. "We had a beautiful trip over the country
and are anxious to see Denver. We are looking
forward to an enjoyable stay. New York comes
for harmony, and before we rlo anything we are
going to have a thorough consultation with the
delegates on the ground. We want to try to weld
the party together, and believe we have a splendid
opportunity. We will decide, our course at the
caucus on Monday. New Y^rk is not looking for
trouMe in any way"
Mr Coler gave out sn interview, in which h* de
clared that Bryan would be nominated and would
carry New York State and the country. As to tha
Vice-Presidency, he believed the wishes of Mr.
Bryan should be considered. "It Is the only cour
teous and proper thing to do." he declared.
Congressman Su'.zer is sanguine of Democratto
euecefcs. "It Is written on the slate that we are
going to win." he declared. "This is our yfar and
they" can't beat us. As to th* Presidency, why,
who eifft is thero to vote for but Mr Bryan? F"r
Vire-President. I think New York can quickly
apree upon a man— a suitable, available, amiable
and able man, who will meet all requirements of
the high office ."
"There la nothing I can say at this time," eaid
ilartin W. Littleton "Our state delegation will
e«t together on Monday, and will say what is to l.c
ea4d. and it will be official. This applies equally
to th« position with regard to th« Presidency and
the Vlre-Presldenry."
A. five-ear train, carrying the antl-McCarren del
egates, with ihelr wives and famlll«»« — In all about
B«venty-flve people— from Brooklyn to the Denver
convention,' ii scheduled to leave tii« Grand Cen
tral station this morning «t 1080 o'clock. An elab
orate programme has been arranged to make the
trip an enjoyable one socially and keep the pll
grlms occupied until the date of their return,
July I*.
Xebraskan Does Xot Consent-
Bus?/ Day at Lincoln.
Lincoln. Neb., July 3.-The stream of callers
and letters, all expressive of the best wishes for
the pollltlcal future of W. J. Bryan, was inter
rupted to-day when Herman Ridder, editor of
the "New Yorker Staats-Zeitung," called at
Fslrview and asked Mr. Bryan to with-'raw
from the contest in favor of "some Democrat
who could win."
The Interview between Mr. Ridder and Mr.
Bryan was pleasant, and of the frankest nature
throughout. Mr. Ridder told Mr. Bryan in so
many words that he would oppose him openly at
the Denver convention, but in the event of his
being nominated to hend the ticket, that the
"Staats-Zeitung" and Mr. RiMer personally
would support the ticket.
Mr. Ridder also told Mr. Bryan that it was a
matter for the serious consideration of the latter
whether or not he should accept a thir<i nomina
tion and wreck the chances of the Democratic
party to elect its tickot at the coming election.
"I do not believe you can carry New York
State if you are nominated." said Mr. Ridrier.
"I cannot agree with you." replied Mr. Bryan,
"but even though I am unable to carry that
state, I believe T can fee elected without the
electoral vote of New York."
Later Mr. Ridder gave out the substance of his
talk with the Democratic leader, which lasted
half an hour. During the conference he pre
sented to Mr. Bryan a typewritten copy of a
proposed plank, advocating the removal of the
tariff on wood pulp, on which Mr. Bryan wrote
across the bottom:
"I am in favor of the above plank Just ths
way it is."
Mr. Ridder will carry this bit of paper to the
convention, and there is little doubt of its being
incorporated in the platform adopted by the
convention. The plank reads as follows:
Every consideration of public policy suggests
the conservation of our woodlands and the re
moval of those import duties which put a pre
mium upon the destruction of our forests. Ex
isting duties have given paper manufacturers a
shelter behind which they have organized com
binations to raise the price of pulp and of paper
and to Impose a tax upon knowledge. The rev
enues derived from the import duties on pulp
and printing paper ar.> so small and the bene
fits to be obtained from the abolition of these
duties ar^ so considerable that we indorse the
attitude of the Democratic Representatives in
Congress who unanimously favored the placing
of pulp ard printing paper on the free list.
Mr. Ridder talked very plainly on the proposed
resolution on the death of ex-President Cleve
land, saying:
"I think the resolutions in this regard should
be entirely devoid of anything ambiguous and of
anything that would cause internal strife, and
the memory of Grover Cleveland should not be
the subject of any quarrel. I think undue pub
licity has been given the matter, and do not
anticipate that it will be the cause of dissension
in the convention."
Asked how Mr. Bryan took the proposition to
withdraw from the Presidential ra.ee. Mr. Ridder
said he smiled but gave no direct reply.
"Our talk was a most pleasant one," said Mr.
R'dder. "I told Mr. Bryan very plainly that I
should go to the Denver convention opposed to
his nomination and prepared to do all I could
to oppose it. I also told him that in the event
of the convention nominating him I would sup
! port him on a conservative platform.
"My ideas of a conservative platform are that
the tariff shall be. revised entirely on trust con
trolled articles, and that a tariff tor revenue only
shall be retained on other commodities. These
latter I would not subject to the immediate re
moval of the duty, but rather revise the tariff
and reduce it by degrees.
"As to finance, I believe that securities on
which our currency should be based should be
subject to the approval of the Secretary- of the
f Treasury, and that the collateral should be of
: such a nature as the different states permit
Having* banks to accept as an investment for
the ; r funds.
"The injunction plank, I believe, should favor
! a statute which will make it necessary for at
I least two judges to act on the final issue. One
[ judge should issue the injunction and another
j decide the merits of the case. I did not have an
opportunity to talk of this matter with Mr.
! Bryan, but I understand that he is In favor of a
| system of this nature rather than have the cases
| submitted to a Jury."
Mr. Ridder was then asked to define his mean-
Ing of a conservative platform, but said he could
not go Into details. When pressed as to what he
would oppose he said that he would not accept
a declaration for free silver or for government
ownership. Me added, also, tbat it was the
understanding that Mr. Bryan considered the
silver issue dead, and that the Democratic leader
did not wish a government ownership of rail
roads plank inserted.
The Vice-Predidential race had second place in
political gossip, chief interest centring in the
visit? of Mr. Ridder and Ollie James, who came
to the city to talk of his speech seconding the
nomination of Mr. Bryan and "The Com
moner's" editorial on Mr. Hearst. Mr. Bryan
was the guest of honor at a dinner given by tha
Nebraska Travelling Men's Bryan Club to
A friendly conference between Mr. Bryan and T.
D. O'Brien, of Minnesota, manager for Governor
John A. John?on. also took place to-day.
"Why should I not wish to see my old friend. "
was the remark of Mr. Bryan when asked what
wae the significance of Mr. O'Brifn'.s call. That
waf all he would say. but the inference was left
that President)*] policies were In no wav to he
tabooed and would form the nucleus of the con
Ollie Jnm<»s. the Kentucky delegate, discussed
with the Democratic leader the subject matter to
be Incorporated in the speech of Mr. James, in
which ho will second the nomination of Mr. Bryan.
The advance guard of the New York delegation
arrived shortly after the noon hour, headed by
Judge John D. Lynn, of Rochester. Mr. Lynn and
other members visited Fail view thin afternoon-
He does not believe Judge Parker will offer any
resolution not in perfect taste and harmony with
the working of practice 1 politics, and declines to
believe he will stand sponsor for th*» resolution
regarding ex-President Cleveland credited to him
In the dispatches of yesterday.
"Will the New York delegation support Mr Bryan
for the Presidential nomination in the event of
their feeling that a vast majority of the delegates
want him?" whs asked •
"Did you ever see It fail that New York gets into
the band wagon at tho psychological moment?" was
the reply.
Judge Lynn was accompanied by nix other dele
gates from the- western part of New York State,
and started for the West to-night.
As Dewitt Clinton Dewitt and his fellow delegate.
John Carman, from Pennsylvania, took a train at
4:30 o'clock this morning, the former delivered a
parting shot in favor of John Mitchell. f«c«ntly
president of th« United Mine Workers of America,
tor the nomination for Vice-President. During his
forty-eight hours', stay in Lincoln Mr. Dewitt had
done little talking, but apparently a great deal of
thinking, as well an much quiet investigation.
"Mitchell is the mac." said Mr. Dewitt. "I hay«
been weighing th« values of the various candidates,
talking with other delegates and compirin* -views,
and the remit Is that 1 come out for Mitchell.
Not only would Mitchell carry Illinois. Indiana
and Ohio, but he would carry Pennsylvania. What
other candidate so far mentioned gives promise if
anything like Mitchell's following? None. I be
lieve the next few days at Denver will show tha
(And Watch the Newspapers)
Go Down There nw p*rtimi»«. wr»» <*• cma
on the "Fourth* Estates ot Long Beach
or Sunday . 225 sth Aveoue> > ew York.
I truth of what I have said. and I feel certain now
i that the majority of the Pennsylvania delegation
i appreciates the strength that the leader of the coal
i miners would bring to the ticket."
Governor Haskell and Mrs. Haskell and J. B.
i Thompson and W. H. Murray, delegates-at-large,
i all of Oklahoma, left Lincoln on the same train
which bore the Fennsylvanians toward Denver.
The Parker resolution, which created a furor of
j excitement among Bryan's friends at Denver yes
terday was received calmly here, although to
day there was more comment, due to publication
of news of the state of mind at Denver. Local
friends of Mr. Bryan raised their eyebrows a trifle
on reading the text of the resolution, but general
! ly were inclined, on second thought, to blame the
apparent thrusts at Mr. Bryan to unfortunate
phraseology rather than to a deliberate attempt on.
the. part of Judge Parker to Institute invidious com
parisons between the Nebraskan and Mr. Cleveland
under cloak of a eulogy of the latter.
Governor Haskell was among those who refused
to believe that ex-Judge Parker could have been
guilty of malicious intent in framing the resolu
tion. Mr. Bryan, after he had read the resolution,
made a statement declaring" that it required an
explanation longer than he could make.
Greater interest was felt here concerning the
conciliatory Hearst editorial which became public
when "The Commoner" appeared on the news
stands. Mr. Bryan's defence of Mr. Hearst and the
Independence League was regarded as a deliberate
proffer of the olive branch— an invitation to the
New York publisher to come back to the fold, to
complete the restoration of harmony in the party.
Mr. Hearst's response to this overture is awaited
with the deepest interest. It is even hinted in some
quarters that Mr. Bryan had been assured that
such a concession on his part would meet with a
prompt response from Mr. Hearst. No natter how
much truth there may be in these conjectures, the
benefits of a reconciliation between the two leaders
of the Democratic party is something no one ques
tions. The editorial follows:
The Republican papers are quick to assume
that Mr. Hearst will oppose the Democratic ticket.
They ou?ht to give Mr. Hearst credit for having
made a fight for certain well denned reforms and
they ought to give him credit for sincerity in ad
vocating those reforms.
The committee of the Independence party was
called to meet after the other conventions in order
that a better survey of the situation might be
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made, and since the Republican convention has
adjourned the Independence convention ha* Mem.
postponed for a month, which gives greater oppor
tunity for deliberation.
Mr Hearst could hardly be expected to an*
nounce in advance of the other cony-nt 'on, wUg
h« thoreht oueht to be done, but It will M r%
memberfd that In 190* he was* candidate m tte
Democratic coifcrentlon after the adoption of th»
platform written that year.
He was willing to make the fight for the r-fons
outlined in that platform. There Is no danger <rf
the platform this year containing less of feron*
than the platform of 1904. There to «w» '.ndJee
tion that it will go even further la demanding
remedial legislation.
If the platform of 1904 was grind enough trte
Mr Hearst to run on. may not the Democratic
platform of 190% be good enough for Mr. Hearst
to support'
Senator Gore, of Oklahoma, was one of tht firs*
to express himself this morning, on the propose*
Cleveland resolution to be presented by ex-Judgs
Parker at Denver
'•I am still unable to believe that the propose*
resolution is the result of any wish to show un
friendliness to Mr. Bryan." said the Senator. 'It
Is indelicate, however, to bring it into politics, and
I believe the convention will be able to get around
the matter In a manner that will lend dignity to
the gathering without causing any stir.?. Th»
Democratic party wish*» to revere the memory o«
the ex-President and can do it. I am sure, without
causing any feeling that will tend to bitterness."
Senator Gore. Ilk* many others, did not wish ta
discuss the subject of -'The Commoner" editorial
regarding William R Hearst, excusing luauej
with the remark that he had not given M suffice*:
study to interpret, properly its meaning.

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