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men v.-hot-c type is too w.ell known in New York
to require description! Many Western I delega
tions are still to come : hut the advance guard
augurs well for the picturesque character of
those who are to follow, and the convention of
1906 promises to bear about the same resem
blance-to the Democratic conventions which
nominated Tilden and Hancock and Cleveland
* a <. the ■ -.• „..,. .Socrates"* from Kansas and
- , Senator I « fT*r bore to Bayard and Thurman
and Yes;
True to their promises, the people of Denver
have done everything possible to render the
stay of the delegates and other 'visitors in their
clean and beautiful city pleasant, and the tra
ditional Southern hospitality will have to look
to its laurels when compared with the breezy
entertainment which the "mile high" city is
extending to all within its grates
WB Be Bmted m Nebrwka State
Denver. July 4.— When the members of the
committee on resolutions of the Democratic
National Convention bc-g ; n their work they will
tak< as a basfa the Nebraska state platform.
was drawn entirely on national issues.
;; r Bryma has let it be known. l>oth at Lincoln
and I>or ; \er. that the planks in this document
and exactly his views on
o to be brought forward in
.';*!'■ With this knowledge in their possession, the
members of the committee will take up the
task of writing the platform. It is understood
. to be the plan to ..have this work done first by
'"~a sub-committee. This sub-committee will
be larger than is customary, that its work may
have the greater weight with the full commit
tee, with the convention and with Democratic
voters With full data and precise language,
as embodied in the Nebraska platform, before
it. it la said there is little likelihood of serious
disagreement in either the sub-committee or the
full committee.
No other desire is manifested here than to
give Mr. Bryan precisely the sort of platform
he wants. This will not preclude the commit
tee and toe sub-committee from giving full
hearings to ail who may apply for the purpose
of presenting planks and making -arguments
in their behalf.
vs. president of the American
Federation of L i mapaaied by several
I <\-p. cfd to preseni the
ipu b| labor to the committee.
H. B - : resenting the National Brotber
. Men. arrived to-day, and will
■:...k' an argument. If permitted, in favor of a
, plank. Prank B. Mmnett,
r pxly Attorney General of Ohio, has been
for some days, having come for th" pur
f giving the committee the legal and po
litic:..! history of the injunction ovestloa.
A Bit of Vice-Presidential Gossip at
Denver. July 4.— Herman Ridder. of New York,
for Vice-President. was reported here to-day to be
Bryan's pr^fr-renc-e. With the arrival In Denver
to-Cay of several prominent Democrats who are in
the confidence of Bryan came the rumor that he
had decided that Mr. Bidder was available for the
According to reports from Lincoln, the reasoning
af the Bryan managers la suggesting Mr. Ridder
is as follows:
Mr. Bidder is one of the leading citizens of Ger
man desc-ent in the United States. He was - "gold
Democrat" and possesses the confidence of that
wing of the party. He" has been affiliated with the
conservative wing of th* democracy tor the last
twelve years, and would' command the support of
Ikes tit me nt Car the ticket.
A large proportion of the population of the
"United States Js German or of German descent,
especially In New York State, the electoral votes
of which Mr. Bryan is anxious to win.
- It is said to be the idea of Mr. Bryan that he
must have a man as his running mate who will
represent 'the wing of the party which has an
tagonized him in the past. He 1? said to prefer
a man who, perhaps, Old not support him In either
of the last two campaiens who can command the
support of the German vote, who comes from New
York and who favors tariff revision and other poli
cies of Mr. Bryan's. Mr. Ridder possesses all these
Qualifications, the Bryan people say.
Mr. Riddei arrived in Denver this morning and
announced his unchanged antagonism to Bryan's
candidacy. He said he would at once begta a cam
paign amonsr the delegates to defeat the Nebraskan.
As soon as be had rested from his journey he
would begin work among both instructed and unin-
Etructed delegate? in an effort to convince them
that Bryan cannot carry New York this year and
that the electoral vote of New. York is necessary to
the success of the national ticket. Mr. Bidder said
he expected to visit all the state delegations, par
ticularly those from the South, and address them
on Mr. Bryan's political weakness in New York
The Ticket Urged by the Delaware
Judge* Managers.
Denver, ' -> ■ ai) Marvei and Ri<hard J.
| • igers for George
Gray, of 1 ■■ ■ • >-day mailed an open letter
I ■. io the oonventton. urging the
■niilnajf — of Judge Gray tor President and
m J. Bryan for Vice-President. The l.t
t r (. a ards of preamble, continues
ac BoUows:
You have heard, from Mr. Bryan's closest
friends forceful argument* for a ticket reading
Bryan and Gray. Let us place before your mind
a reversal of that combination.
Gray ond Bryan wil! insure the electoral votes
of X' ■'• York, N'-w Jctwey. Delaware, Connecti
cut! West Virgil Maryland, Indiana and Ok
lahoma for the Democracy and will bring into
th" party fold Nebraska. Illinois. Colorado and
other Western states. It is the one combination
♦hat is absolutely certain of success.
This Micces! will &iv« to Mr. Bryan an oppor
tunity to Bit In the councils and to participate
in the -administrative functions of the national
government It will serve as a test for him and
his idea*, and will familiarize the people of this
cation with his ability as an executive ,
It will make him the undisputed head of the
party tour years hence and will insure his
election tor President at that time.
The Gray men were reinforced to-night by the
arrival <jf the delegatitm from Delaware. includ
ing L. Irving Handy, who will place the name of
Judge Gray in nomination for the Presidency.
The Delaware men were unanimous in declaring
that Judge Gray would be urged for the Presi
dency and nothing oli^
Will Xot Run for Vice-President
Under Ami Circumstances.
Wilmington, Del.. July 4— Judge George Gray,
when ae*.Jr> asked ? .-day whether he had re
ceived - letter from Democrats in Denver ask
ing if he would consent to take the nomination
for Vice- President, replied that he had received
oo euch letter, hut taid:
II sax- now that, whether I receive sack letter
or not. I will under no conceivably clreum
ttances accept each a nomination if it should be
rnTde 1 -as this without intending in any re
hpect'to derogate from the high honor import
ance and dipr.ity of the Vice-Presidential office.
but with full appreciation of the sain*, . »
I am controlled in thLs matter ny the came
" nuM,. that have controlled me In what I have
• laid in regard to a Presidential nomination.
He Sings a Harmony Song, Not
Mentioning Cleveland Resolution.
Denver. July The American eagle and the
Democratic rooster have vied with each other
to-day in giving Denver the most lurid Fourth
of July In its existence. Throughout the day
the streets have been ablaze with color, an in
cessant din of cannon and crackers h«s mingled
with the enthusiasm of arriving political delega
tions, and long trains have crept over the prairie
from every direction, adding their throngs to
the multitude already here. To-night the State
Capitol and other public buildings are illumi
nated, the streets are filled with convention
throngs and resound with the clatter of lire*
works, and the hotel lobbies are crowded with
political leaders, delegates and onlookers from
every section of the country. Thus far, how
ever, the crowds are somewhat below the av
erage of national conventions, owing to the dis
tance of Denver from the populous centres and
because government and stete restrictions on
railroad passes keep back hundreds who have
heretofore made a national convention the occa
sion for a free excursion. However, the conven
tion is still three days off. and there Is ample
time for an influx up to precedent in numbers
and noise, ft is estimated that twenty thousand
strangers are already here, and sixty thousand
more are expected in the next two days.
The arrivals to-day included the Missouri dele
gation, headed by Senator Stone; part of the
North Carolina delegation, headed by Governor
Glenn, who promptly retired his candidacy for
the Vice-Presidency, and straggling advance
guards of many of the other delegations. These.
with Alton B. Parker, the Democratic candidate
of 1!MM; Colonel Clayton, of Alabama, who will
be permanent chairman of the convention;
Charles F. Murphy, of Tammany Hall, and
Governor Haskell of Oklahoma, r favorite candi
date for chair of the platform committee,
are the chief figures of national interest no # w on
the ground. But there is rather a noticeable
absence of national leaders and the conspicuous
figures of former conventions, such as Tillman,
Bailey. Culberson, Champ Clark and John Sharp
Williams. Most of the men of action in this
fathering are from the ranks of local leaders.
One of the arrivals to-day was Charles W.
Bryan, brother of the candidate, who came from
Lincoln with a number of the Nebraska leaders
to dispense hospitality from the Nebraska and
Bryan headquarters. This is the first appear
ance of "Brother Charles" in national affairs,
although he has been for eleven rears private
secretary to his brother and the business head
of "The Commoner," to which William J. con
tributes the editorial inspiration.
Ex-Judge Parker attracts much attention and
Interest. When seen to-day he did not wish to
give a formal interview, but in an informal way
he chatted on the situation and the outlook.
"Do you consider the Presidential nomination
still an open question, or is Mr. Bryan's nom
ination leasonably assured?" he was asked.
"Of course, I have no more exact information
than you have on that subject,"' he replied.
"But the reports gathered by the press and by
those who are keeping pretty close track of the
standing of delegates appear to indicate that Mr.
Bryan has a very strong lead, and one which
may be sufficient to give him the nomination.
At the same time, we are here in friendly rival
ry, both as to men and measures. It may be
that some of us would have preferred another
candidate. But we are here for an exchange of
views, and it is the very essence of Democratic
faith to accept the will of the majority. Of
course, there is only one. final way for that will
to have official expression, and that is by a
ballot in the convention. Meantime, there is
not a man in the convention who will not say
to-day that he is ready to accept the will of
the convention and support the candidate when
that will is definitely made known."
"In the event of Mr. Bryan's nomination, I
judge from the foregoing that you would wish
your stanch friends of 1904 to give their loyal
support to him?" was asked.
•Most assuredly," he replied, "and why not?
Mr. Bryan will then become the exponent of the
Democratic party, with Its great principles and
1' . great mission still to perform. Mr. Bryan's
ability is everywhere conceded, and by no one
more than myself. He is a gentleman of splen
did intellectual ability, of vast information on
public affairs, an orator of magnetic qualities,
with an engaging personality which wins him
hosts of devoted adherents, and a natural leader
of men. Make no mistake, therefore, as to the
attitude and the personal feeling of my friends
and of myself toward Mr. Bryan in the event
of his nomination."
"Is there any division of sentiment over the
••Don't tall it division of sentiment. It is the
*>ame as to measures as It is to men — we are
here for an exchange of views. We are all de
voted to the great party with which we have
long been identified. In a gathering of one
thousand men from every section of this im
mense country it is altogether natural that thero
should be differing shades of view upon some
of the great problems now confronting the
country. This difference of view and this rec
onciling of th<> varying shades of sentiment serve
a most valuable end, for out of it all will come
the solid Jugdment of Democrats representing
the whole country, and such a judgment, it is to
be hoped, will !>•• consistent with the great prin
ciples ..f the Democratic party and will serve
the country in a most vital manner at this mo
meat by combating the Rooseveltian tendency
to centralta* all power In the hands of tii<- fed
eral government as against the states. I do
not want to go into details as to these prln
cip!'-p, as some gentlemen are a bit sensitive
and ap prone to arraign us as radicals or con
servatives. However, all this will, I trust. b- j
reconciled; conservatism will. I hope and be
lieve, have a moderating influence upon the
more advanced ideas of some of our brothers,
while the advanced views will keep us from
lagging in the rear and will insure the party a
steady infusion of the progressive spirit of the
age Leave to the pessimists, therefore, the
talk of troubles over candidates and platform
We will consider, confer and then decide, and
that decision will present to the country a
ticket which will command enthusiastic ap
proval and a declaration of principles, which I
fervently trust will be satisfactory to the best
thought of the country, and both ticket and dec
laration taken together will. In my Judgment,
s. cure ih« indorsement of the people in Novem
Murphy and the other N. w Yorkers are pre
serving a close reserv- on the Vice-Presidency,
iiFi'l all inquiries are met with the assurance
that New York's attitude will not be known
until th- meeting of the delegation on Monday
night. The New York sentiment to-day ap
peared to be toward Justice Gaynor. of Brook
lyn, The candidacy of Charles a Tbwne, <>f
New York, has also developed sertoua propor
tions, as the arriving oVlcgut ions show tbat lie
has a considerable following from outside states,
as well as being favorably considered by Mr.
WlJlemstßd. Curacao. July 4. -The local: authori
ties have decided to enforce a ten days' quarantine
against passengers arriving here from Potto Ca
bello. at which place a pernicious fever, supposed
to be yellow fever, has Just made its appearance.
Murphy Doesn't Want Gaynor. But
Would Take Him.
[By TeleKrapn to The Tribune. 1
Denver, July 4.— "No man can well refuse a
position on the Presidential ticket."
This statement, made by Josiah Marvel, one
of the managers for Judge Gray, and the in
creasing evidence that Bryan is determined to
obtain the Delaware Jurist for a running mate,
if possible, gave renewed interest to the dlscus-
Flon to-day of the likelihood of Judge Gray's
being nominated for second place. R. J.
Beamish, the other manager of the Gray Presi
d.ntial boom. Insists that his principal will not
accept the nomination for second place, an-1
the two managers to-day addressed a letter to
the delegates, urging that the ticket should be
Gray and Bryan. Privately, the authors of the
letter acknowledge that they expect no results
from it.
Charles F. Murphy, the boss of Tammany Hal!,
is ready to deliver the New York delegation to
Bryan on the first ballot, but he wants his price
for it. Murphy has been talking with the Bryan
men, and while h" has not said a great deal, he
has convinced them that he has nothing against
Bryan provided the Bryan men will do the
right thing by New York.
The price demanded by Murphy is, in part, as
follows: The Vice-Presidency for some one who
will run well in New York City, and thus swell
the Tammany pluralities as far as possible in
a bad ye^r. Second, the shutting of the McCar
ren contesting delegates cut of the convention.
Third, a modification of some of the Bryan ideas
in Che platform.
With his 78 vutes tucked away in his inside
pocket, Mr. Murphy went out to play golf this
afternoon with Martin W. Littleton. Murphy (
wants to make the best of a bad situation by
getting everything possible out of it with his
block of votes
Murphy does not take kindly to Bryan's sug
gestioh that the New York delegates present
the name of 'justice William J. Gaynor for sec
ond place. Bryan wants Gaynor if he cannot
get Judge Gray, because he thinks that Gaynor
will cut into the Hearst vote and at the same
time lend dignity to the ticket. But Murphy
is hostile to Gaynor tor reasons that he does
not talk about, but which are discussed in se- j
cret by Tammany men. He wants Bryan to
name some other New Yorker for his running
mate. Mr. Bryan's managers have been in- j
formed of Murphy's wishes and have commu- j
nicated them to the Nebraskan. If Murphy has ]
to take Gaynor he will, but he prefers some :
one else. The only thing attractive about the
Gaynor proposition is that McCarren. after ;
being thrown out by the credentials committee
of the convention, would have to fail into line
and support the ticket.
When Mr. Murphy was seen to-day by a
Tribune correspondent, he said:
"There is no change in the situation. We are
all marking time and waiting for the delegates
to get here. I have talked casually with some
of the leaders here. I have no candidate for
Vice-President. Even if I had, I would not
say anything about him till I have had a chance
to talk with the delegates, who will not be
here till Monday."
Mr. Murphy's suggestion that he is leaving
things to the delegates will cause a wide smile
on the Bowery, but it seems to go with the
Western delegates.
Anti-Bryanites Undecided About
Continuing Fight.
Denver. July 4.— Whether to continue the fight
against William J. Bryan or to abandon the
field to those who insist that the Nebraskan will
be nominated on the first ballot, has been the
Bubject of many conferences here to-day, in
which the leaders of the anti-Bryan forces have
taken part. The decision hinges on the attitude
of the New York delegation, which will follow
tli«- judgment of Charles F. Murphy, leader of
Tammany Hall. Mr. Murphy is not ready to an
nounce his position, and said so to such men as
Colonel J. M. Guffey, of Pennsylvania, and Will
iam V. Sh'-'-'lian. Of New York City. These men
gained the impression that Mr. Murphy is not
disposed to Join in a movement to defeat Mr.
Bryan if it is demonstrated within the next
forty-eight hours beyond a shadow of doubt that
the task Is hopeless. Mr. Murphy does not in
tend to take up the cudgels in defence of a lo<;t
cause. He is not ready at this time to commit
New York's seventy-eight votes to any candi
date, and is waiting for developments between
now and the time of the New York State caucus
on Monday, to determine his course.
With New York's position undetermined the
question of carrying on the fight against Mr.
Bryan is still open. The conferences to-day were
not directed by the representatives of Jud^e
<;,.., rK M Gray and Governor Johnson, the only
candidates against Mr. Bryan, who are now in
the field, but were entirely apart from any plan
to further the Interests of either of these men.
The move was solely one to develop the extent
of the opposition to Mr. Bryan and disclose
whether a chance to prevent his nomination
The Bryan m-n are taking little notice of the
work against their candidate, and continue to
announce with the utmost confidence that the
Nebraskan cannot bo beaten. Josiah Marvel,
speaking for the Gray men. and Frederick B.
Lynch, the manager for Governor Johnson, are
advising everybody to wait until all the dele
gates arrive before deciding that Mr. Bryan's
nomination is settled.
Mr. Murphy and Mr. Sheehan held a confer
ence latf-r, at which the whole situation was
gone over. The only result of the conference
that could be ascertained was the statement
that the position of New York will not be de
termined until the caucus <>n Monday. At the
end of the <lay, Mr. Murphy said:
"There has been no change in my attitude
since I arrived here yesterday. New York's po
sition will not be outlined, and I am not in a
position to make it known in advance of the
caucus to be held on Monday"
Mr. Murphy began the day with a long auto
mobile ride, accompanied by Lewis Nixon. Jo
seph Cassidy, P. F. Donohue. D. F. Cohalan and
one other guest. They Inspected the Auditorium.
where the convention is to be held, and ex
pressed satisfaction over the position given to
New York, just in the rear of Nebraska, which
occupies a place of honor along the first two
rows. They then called on Chairman Taggart to
pay their resj ts. Mr. Murphy discussed the
New York situation frankly with the national
chairman. He reiterated the position he has
held from th<' first, that he could announce no
decision for the delegation until after the Mon
day caucus.
Mr. Taggart asked Mr. Murphy if it was true
that William J. Conners had been selected to
succeed Norman B. Mack on the national com
niitt.o and was told that no selection hud been
matfo and ;ior»« would be made until the matter
war, placed before O>o delegates in caucus.
Asked as to the reported favoring of Justice
Gaynor for the VicevPre deafly, Mr. Murphy
told Mr. Taggart that New York had a number
ol men who would honor th?. place, but did not
'.now whether they would accept or not, an.l
above all. that the delegation had come to. no
decision as to the advisability of offering a
candidate to the party at this time.
Dr. Lyons
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beautifies the teeth, and
Purifies the breath
A superior dentifrice
for people of refinement
Established in 1866 by
Breaks Rule of Political Life—
Guffey Criticised.
Lincoln. Xeb., July 4.— The front porch feat
ure of Presidential campaigns began at Fair
view to-day. Mr. Bryan addressed delegations
from six states to a dim refrain of bursting
firecrackers? four miles away, and Mr?. Bryan
saw the beginning of the end of her lawn. A
caravan from Pennsylvania, with much enthu
siasm but little brotherly love for National
CommittfCTnan Guffey of that state, was the
first to arrive at 10:30 o'clock in the morning,
and from that time on, what with the contribu
tions of the South in the way of visitors and
an influx of holiday maker? from the adjacent
country, who brought their lunches and ate
them for th^ most part in th^ Bryan back yard,
to the resplendent arrival of the Cook County
Democracy, headed by a brass band and Robert
E. Burko. the onslaught on the Bryan green
sward continued with scarce an interruption.
Train aft^r train emptied its load of human
freight at Lincoln into the arms of a large and
industrious reception committee. Delegations
inarched through the streets past flags and
bunting and pictures of Mr. Bryan bearing the
Ifgond "Welcome to Bryan's Town," to take part
in a none too sane Fourth of July celebrat4on,
and took trolley cars for the Democratic Mecca.
All told, the delegations received up to 5 o'clock
numbered some eight hundred, to say nothing
of other visitors.
Mr Bryan beamed on them, he smiled at them.
he welcomed th<>m with cheerful benediction
and ho told them he hoped to see them pass in
review before the White House on March 4,
"I believe." said he. "that we have an excel
lent prospect of winning this election," whereat
there were cries of "You bet we will:" and a
high pitched and solitary "Bully for you, Billie:"
which was greeted with frowns by the almost
worshipful crowds. The owner of the indiscreet
enthusiasm readjusted his badge and subsided.
Mr. Bryan also predicted that he would be
nomina.ed at Denver.
Mr. Bryan broke the rule of his political life in
responding to the Pennsylvania delegation, the
first to arrive. He commented on a factional
fight in a state to the disparagement of one fac
tion, and Tom L. Johnson, who stood near by,
followed with a brief talk, in which he said that
he was glad that Mr. Bryan had spoken as he
It was National Committeeman Guffey. of
Pennsylvania, who came in for the criticism.
James K«rr, of Clearfield, Fenn., charged Mr.
Guffey with conspiring with the corporations
to defeat the plain will of the people of that
state as to th<Mr candidate for President
•The only reason." said Mr. Bryan, "why I
expressed an opinion in your own state in re
gard to the national commltteeman i.s that Mr.
Guffey, your present national committeeman,
who aspires to be a committeeman again, de
llberatclv and wilfully conspired to defeat what
he knew to be the expressed will of the Demo
crats of Pennsylvania. You have a primary law
in your etat^, under which the voters have a
right to felcct the delegates to the national con
vention. Those who favored my nomination,
whether wisely or unwisely it is not for me to
say. but those who favored my nomination or
ganized tor the purpose of presenting that issue
to the voters; in every district they put up their
candidates, and th--se candidates either openly
avowed themselves or it was written upon tho
ticket that was presented to tho voter at the
polls, and as a result of that primary a largo
majority of the voters desire that I should
bo their nominee. When a political bos- as
sumes to defy the expressed will of their party
he will never be in the party organization ex
cept over my protest. I have notified Mr. Guffey
that whenever my opinion has been asked I
have stated I would regard his selection as
unfortunate and his membership upon the com
mittee as an embarrassment.' 1
Another factional fight -that in Chicago be
tween the friends of Robert E. Burke and Roger
C. Sullivan— came to the front with the visit
of the Cook County Democracy, though only in
a veiled v ay.
The weather throughout the day was ideal,
although late in tho afternoon the heat became
somewhat oppressive— too oppressive to stand
bareheaded, Mr. Bryan remarked to members of
the Chi go party who were standing respect
fully, hat in hand.
"Those of you who ar» as bald as I am will
find it more comfortable with your hats on,"
paid he, and his lead was slowly and somewhat
shame-facedly followed by a large number.
The political nfftfirs of the day. if there wen
any. were not obvious. Mayor Johnson, whose
place as national committeeman for Ohio is
threatened by Harvey Garbrr, came early and
stayed late in an endeavor to have a thorough
understanding with the Democratic leader. At
noon he was chewing a straw and ex«haneing
gossip on the lawn with members of the various
delegations which were claiming Mr. Bryan's
time to the exclusion of other matters of greater
interest to the party leaders. Mr. Johnson re
fused to talk to newspaper men until aftrr he
had a talk with his host. He does not want to
be chairman of the national committee; nor does
he look with favor upon any attempt to run him
In second place on the ticket.
Another Democrat who waited long for a talk
with the Nebraskan was Judge William Pren
tiss, who desired to enlist Bryan's sympathy In
the contesting delegation from Cook County, 111.
Judge Prentiss shared the opinion <>f j. -\v\ Tom
linson. of Alabama (who will succeed Congress
man Clayton a.« national committeeman) that
W. R. Hearst "ill i ompelled to support Mr.
Bryan with the Independence League. Mr.
Hearst has demanded < ertain political reforms,
and he cannot with political safety deny the
one mnn, capable of bringing them about, is the
argument given. It is not unlikely that then,-
Is already some understanding between the
Nebraskan ami the New fork publisher. Mr.
Bryan's recent editorial in defense of pj r . Hearst
is regarded as evidence of ut least i tentative
-uep toward the restoration of harmony. Charles
P. Williams and Manton M. Wyvell, delegate.-,
from New York, wen also inclined to this view.
It was f. O'clock before the lust delegation had
departed from Fairview. The Jackson <'bir> ..f
Omaha and a delegation of forty-five persona
from Massachusetts followed the Cook County
Democracy, but they stayed only a few minutes.
Mr. Bis an shook hands with each une. All told,
eight states— Alabama, North Carolina, Florida"
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Omaha-paid their respects to Mr. Bryan to-day.
To-night the special trains on which they came
are bearing them rapidly to Denver.
National Committeeman Daniel, of North
Carolina, said to-day that his state would give
Bryan its solid support until he was nominated.
He believes the Denver convention should ad
journ the first day out of respect for ex-Presi
dent Cleveland. He will oppose any resolution
calculated to stir up conflict, but thinks a suit
able memorial should be adopted.
Florida celebrated its arrival with the an
nouncement that the delegation from that state
has a Vire-Prosidentlal candidate in the person
of Governor Broward. Former Governor Jen
nings made the announcement, saying that
Broward would receive the support of the Flor
ida delegation, at least on the first ballot.
Delegates from that state, however, do not take
his candidacy seriously.
The Alabama delegation was one of the most
enthusiastic which have visited the city. Ex-
Governor Cunningham and National Commit
teeman Tomlinson were with the delegation and
agreed that Alabama was willing to have Mr.
Bryan picK the Vice-Presidential nominee and
write the platform. "The delegation will be in
fluenced by whatever Bryan wants." said Gov
ernor Cunningham. "All of our people are for
Bryan, and he will receive three-fourths of the
vote of the state."
The Mississippi delegation hurried from the
station and t<ok a car for Fairview in order, the
chairman said, "to give Mr. Bryan a surprise."
They are solidly for Bryan.
William E. Gonzales, editor of "The Columbia
(S. C.) State," travelled with the North Carolina
•We are wide open on the Vice-President."
said he, "and want to support the strongest
man. We had a fight on our hands in South
Carolina, but won fnr Bryan. We will not vote
for a New York man for Vice- President simply
because he is a New York man, but will accept a
candidate from that state if it is shown that he
is a strong one. Personally. I favor Judge
Believed To Be Instigated by Opposition to
[By Telegraph to The Tribune.]
Denver, July 4.— With th» purpose of backfiring
against any potential strength Justice Gaynor may
have. Lewis Nixon has started a boom for Frank
lin K. Laae, of California, a member of the In
terstate Commerce Commission, for sr-cond place.
He asserts that Mr. Lane, whose decisions and
votes on railroad matters have commanded con
siderable respect, would make an id-.' candidate
for second place, and that his nomination would
Insure California's vote for Bryan. The Lam
boomlet is still too infantile to gauge its future,
but It Will have the support of Colonel J. Hamilton
Lewis, of Illinois, who believes greater good would
result from the nomination of a Californian than
from the choice of a New Yorker.
Brunswick. Ga., July »■— Piaootrala of the Utß
Concror-s District, in ■■unv- ntio.i h- rt> to-day, i "• -
nominated Congresesßaii W. <* Di ■ullry, and
adopted a raoolntioii ailing upon WPJsus I. Brraa
to tak»- seeomd ptece on the aattoaaj t; k^t. >i»-I< l
iriß first place to Oviesaer John A. Jokaoes ol
Fireworks of Indian Harbor Yacht
Club Go Off in a Bunch.
[By Telegraph to The Trlbun*. 1
Greenwich, Conn.. July 4. — The greatest ex
citement prevailed at the Indian Harbor Yacht
Club to-night, when $1,000 worth of fireworks
exploded at one time, the rockets, candles and
everything shooting in every direction into a
crowd of a thousand yachtsmen, their guests
and residents of Greenwich, who had gathered
to witness the display.
The fireworks wen out on the town pier, about
a hundred feet from the front of the clubhouse,
and three pieces had been fired off when the ex
plosion occurred. The pier was packed; ac were
the piazzas of the clubhouse, while close to shot*.
were many private yachts filled wth visitors
from New York City. Across the narrow harbor
were E. C. Benedict and F. S. Hastings and
their families seated on their verandas at Ind
ian Harbor, and rockets even went there.
Women and children wen trampled on, while
the fireworks hit the crowd as they rushed away.
One woman's hand was ripped open by a rocket
stick. Another wo«hmi was picked up uncon
scious, having been trampled on. Physicians
wen quickly summoned, and automobiles, of
which there were a hundred near by. began tak
ing the injured away. So far as can bo ascer
tained there were no serious Injuries, but the
number injured was a aeon at least. Several
"of the yachts and the clubhouses had narrow es
capes from getting afire
Dfnrn v*C financial
KllJijlLlj I i 3 FORECASTS.
Such deadly dullness as the present is nearly a!w»n
followed by a Ivill campaign, and Is the tim» to bur
■tcrks instead of when they R*t active and ■»« *1.
vanced. Whatever prices mar do In th» innMUu
future, an important rise will follow. 1 am not pr«Jo
diced, but base this definite prediction on a car«fnl
siudv of all th» factors and ontitions. A irr»a; maajr
■•w atacka will come to the front that at pr»*«r.t ar»
thought little of. We think that in th» n»xt iix
months subscriDers who follow us will make 3 «re»t
deal of money. We -win mai! our Daily Lette* f-. r sit
months for *•_'.".. and thns- who subscribe no* should
double their capital twice over in that t:m*. Ris
not often that such chances occur. One month oa
trial, ?."> in aJvance.
A. >. RIfM.FI.V. 20 BROAD "t . V V.
Praise for McKinley, Cheer from
Croker and Advice from Bryan.
Mediocre oratory and a near riot over five hun
dred pints of champagne in the crypt after M
speaking marked the annual Independence Day
celebration of the Tammany Society in Tarnmanr
Hall yesterday. With all of the big chiefs in
Denver and many of th» braves on their way
West the organization dM the best it could t9
carry out the traditions in the way of making a
"big noise" on the Fouith.
As most of the prominent orators of other parts
of the country who in the past have been drafts^
for the oratorical part of the programme wers
not available on account ot the national conven
tion, the committee on speakers had a hard r "lt
It managed, however, to get promises from four
Represent whose names appeared on tl» ;
programme. but only one of them "made good.".
Others sent regrets.
That one— Representative Morri3 S'r.eppard. wh»
is known as th» "boy orator of Texas"— faid littla
about the leaders of the Democratic party, bat
paid a glowing tribute to the memory of President
McKinley. It was received with more appUnsa
than was the mention of any other single name.
The reading of a cable HMM | fr^m Richard
Croker was applauded more heartily tlvirx was tSB
greeting from Charles F. Murphy, the present boss.
sent from Denver.
In the absence of ex-Governor N. t_\ B Unc!-. 3rd.
who wag Is have delivered the other "lons talk."
John Bsjrlsst of Buffalo, was promoted froir. short
to long talker. Ke spoke • I "cohesive D o m'"eraer. ,;.
and some wondered what that vould t?. He de
scribed it? as "an unwritten law in naticr.a! pc!i
ties that no administration shall *ui c?ed iiselt
after a period of business Oppression ' "1 '• Re
publican party of MS. is welcome n> all the com
( fort it can set from that." he added; whereupon
th- Tammany braves passed up a few salve* °*
He wound up by invoking a long li^t of Demo
cratic leader?, who have been opposed to iS«
Bryan policies, to come b:u-k into the fold. " vre
want you.- he satd in the language cf suppMca
l tion. "We are so ronesenw without our leuurn.
! Oh. weal you please come oack home!"
j wluHn - Timcthy T. Ansberry. •■; Ofc'A
1 an'! Charles G. Edwards, of Georgia. *en: their
I resrt-t.-s. sal the "sh'-rt ta!k" ext-1 at tile 11 ' 0 *
! gramme had to be he-Id ilown hy three young "■'•**
j who .ii.i not fail to take advantage cf V.-Mr cp-
I portunity. Charts F. X. O'Brien, of New Jer-<??. .
• threw copious bouquets at Tammany IUV.. J<^.a
C. Kr.ox. of this city, who apparently was str.cJwa
with stage fright. deHvewd n poetic disco-.::??, and
the propri-.mme m wound uy by Maurice B. 81-
While the short talks were la progress there »«
gradual filtering el the audience to the lower
regions, where ■ the crypt used by the Tammany
Society fur secret meetings refreshments ' ?r *
served, according la the annual custom. In for
mer years the big chiefs were numerous enough to
dispose of all the champagne. This year it was
decided to distribute tickets for the five hundred
pints of fizz water amen; the rank and file. Tti!»
announcen-.ent almost caused a riot. Ham ,nd»
wiches and bottles of be*r were hastily abandoned
and the crowd started a rush fur the man with lßm
! tickets. Thing* looked serious for a moment, .in*
I It was due only to the quick work of » number °*
j policemen that some one was not thrown to ltM
' ground anil crushed.
. At last the crowd was lin*d up in front of tM
rostrum, and Joseph P. Day distributed the ticket*
as lons as they lasted.
f Then another scramble ensued at the other * :W *
of the room to cath the ticket s. and Joy reigned
supreme. Food was also distributed. The bis hall
. was profusely decorated for the celebration. la
' the absence of Daniel F. Cohalun. prand suehern.
George F. Scannell. with his alls hat tilted raklshlr
over his head, presided. Justice T. C. T. Cram. "
accordance with custom, read the Declaration c.
. Justice M. F. Blake read letter;, and other me»
. sages from William Jennings Bryan. Governor
Johnson of Minnesota. Hichard Croker. Charles *•
Murphy and others. Mr. Bryan wrote that B«
hoped the meeting would "stimulate those present
to renewed devotions to the fundamental principJ
' of free government." Governor Johnson hoped tMt
*the celebration would "comport with tfcej** 5
traditions of the day and of Tammany Hall."
"Keep alive the flame of liberty and adhere »
the Democratic traditions." was the message tM*
came from Richard Croker. In Dublin.
The Republican organization of th« t*tti As**®*
My District, of which John ■ She*. Is leader. «4,
raise a larse banner in 'rent of their clut» ho"**
at No. 23 East an street to-morrow . ereaJS- j
Addresses will be made by promtnwi: »p#«^<»'*

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