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meat to compel the member* of the. rab-rom
xnittee to render an accurate •cootmting of every
penny expended in the completion of the ar
rangements preliminary to the convention.
j>T«anwWle. the tales which are told regarding
jth« "terrible extravagance." of the members of
rihe «üb-commlttee are growing Apace, and at
•the preawt rate these unfortunate men -will
boot be charred "with harm* height and fur
'ntefced i»*Menc<* and summer how*, all at the
•ex9«tM <* a Mad which, to meet the disburse
ment* char***- mtut * ye keen plethoric in the
In Hands of "Doc" Brew*— Mayor
of Lincoln to Carry to Denver.
' Lincoln. Neb.. July s.— Denver may feel as
•ure* to-TSomrw that convention week has actu
ally begun, for at 30 a. m Mayo- F. W. Brown
of Lincoln will arrive with a platform for pres
entation to the resolutions committee, of which
he 15 the Nebraska member. The platform was
completed lart night, and express* Mr. Bryan's
views as formed after many conferences with
p%rty leader* and del-rate, who have stopped
off here on their way West. The document in
tt» prwent fr*rrfl makes a bulky r *rY.a**'
"There it Ik.' Mid the Mayor shortly before
Ms departure, and he indicated a long, thick en
wlop* on which appeared in lead pencil "Com
" jnlTtee on Resolutions."
To-day, as previously. Mr. Bryan. Mr. Brown
%n<s othen who conferred with the former, main
t tamed silence concerning the platform. In fact,
i the Mayor's admission that he had it was the
♦Srst authoritative utterance which has been
: made on the subject. The Mayor has with him
?»l«o? »l«o a ravel for the u?e of Temporary Chairman
.3eIL It is a pr-cent from Mr Bryan, and was
' made from wood taken from Montlcello. the
tions* of President Jefferson. Permanent Chair
snar Clayton's gavel is of wood from the house
; of President Jackson, and is likewise a gift from
'the Nebraskan.
Sot Candidate for National Chair
—Little Money for Campaign.
' • P-. 7>l«irr»ph to Tfce Tribune 1
Denver. July Mayor Tom L. Johnson, of
. Cleveland, reached here this evening and prompt
ly declared that he was not a candidate for the
i ; chairmanship of the Democratic National Com
• mittee and did net want the responsibility which
Th<? place would entail. Mayor Johnson said he
jfcafi too many responsibilities in Cleveland now.
'."Cleveland has a mortgage on me, and I don't
"want any job while Mayor which will take me
euray from there/ he said.
; This is pleasing to Senator Stone, of Missouri,
fcnfi others of the extreme Bryan wing, but the
eonservatires declare that Johnson foresees de-
{ ieat and is too foxy to undertake a losing task
( •which no glory can come from.
tlßy Telegraph to The Tribune]
Lincoln. Neb.. July s.— ln the course of the
sit of Governor Folk to Mr. Bryan here to-day
It leaked out that Mr. Bryan had urged Tom L.
I Johnson, of Cleveland, to take the management
;©f the campaign. It was not urged on Mayor
(Johnson especially that he take the chairman
«»hip. but it was pointed out that he could act in
ms advisory capacity, and, in fact, be the man
mfar of the fight, because the government own
ership and initiative and referendum planks pro
* posed by Mayor Johnson couid not be. sent to
; Denver with Mr. Bryan's approval.
Mayor Johnson was not pleased, and left the
-ri:y without notice to those entertaining him.
It is understood that Mayor Johnson pointed
out to Mr. Bryan the difficulty in the coming
campaign because of the small campaign fund
That it will he possible to rai?e.
California Delegates' Tell of Bitter
Dissension on Train.
* Denver. Jury *.— Stirring stories of discord, almost
Culminating 7at times In physical violence, and in
voMr.* Theodore : A. Bell, temporary chairman of
the Democratic National Convention, reached Den
ver to-night when the California delegation arrived
en a Fjreclal -train from San Francisco According
to the statement of !>=v«r.i! delegates:, bitter dissen
sion prevailed almost from the moment of the start
fro-T) California to the time the delegation reached
2:ere. The trouble was due largely to a factional
•flgnt in the state over alleged railroad domination
cf 4 certain element of the party.
Mr. Bell failed to land his candidates on any
c? the committees, being outvoted. The discus
sion, which lasted for hours at a time aboard the
train during the caucus meeting*, at times grew
*o acrimonious that physical violence against Bell
■was threatened and narrowly averted. On one ac
■ raaion. it is related. Bell chained D"lerate Thomas
7"-\. ot Sacramento, with receiving SW*> a month
from a railroad company^. whereupon Fox otrenu
cu?ly <s«*nie<s the statement, called Bell a liar and
started toward the latter with the announced in
srntien of firing him physical damage. Fox was
M | ici by ether members of the delegation,
and Bel] withdrew the ptatement after Fox had
denounced him In forcible language.
BMi strenuously opposed the selection of Nathan
-Col» a* national committeeman. and finally be
came so indlmant that he withdrew from the
caucus, refusing further to take part In it. and
;2cft the party et Salt Like City for Lincoln to
'confer with Mr. Bryan.
The Hotel on*
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mtv be taken a.s &.n a.u
thentlc guide to the best
resort hotels of the Ea.st.
where Accommodations and
environment e».re such e^s
will appeal most strongly to
Tribune readers.
Any hotel advertised will
send booklet on request.
"Allies" Try to Solidify Forces—
The Bryan Programme.
Denver. July s.— The convention throngs have
been pouring into the city hy every train arriv
ing at the Union Station to-d*y. It has been a
noisy, boisterous Sunday, with bands escorting
arriving delegations through the streets, with
f .irtily swelling crowds in ttie hotel lobbies and
with leader? and delegates buttonholing the new
arrivals and holding private conferences on
candidates and measures. Most of the leaders
and more than half of the delegates are here,
and the tide of humanity which comes to look on
and cheer is now in full movement toward the
The weather is almost perfect, warm, but not
unbearable, with a clear sky and a bripk moun
tain hwz*- -Just the &ort of weather to bring
comfort to/ a convention. Many of tho delegates
have embraced the opportunity of a Sunday lull
for a trip to the nearby Rockiep; others have
enjoyed the more exciting diversion of tourna
ment f. where bronco busters are presenting a
picture of Western life.
To-night the crowds are turning to the Audi
torium, where the convention will be held. The
vast amphitheatre is lighted and open to the
public for the first time for a band concert, and
the brilliant Fcene within the inclosure, hung
with flags and packed to its full capacity, sug
gests the throngs which will soon gather for the
convention struggle. A feature of the evening
is the appearance of Charles A. Towne. of New
York, one of the Vice-Presidential candidates,
ln the pulpit of the People? Tabernacle.
While thes? outward evidences of activity
have been going on. the leaders who are shaping
the affairs of the coming gathering have been
holding frequent meetings in the upper cham
bers of the hotels arranging their final plans.
The chief interest of the day has centred in the
movement of the "allies" to galvanize the op
position to Bryan into something lik<» a definite
and formidable movement. But their best ef
forts, begun yesterday, have not been entirely
successful. C. F. Murphy, the Tammav chief
tain, on whom the hopes of the "allies" have
been centred, will give no sign committing his
forces against Bryan. He is too shrewd a poli
tician for that when the tide seems setting
toward Bryan. Or. the contrary, his lieutenants
are passing the word around to-day that New
York's vote will be for Bryan. However, the
allied opposition still contends that the fight will
be continued.
The Bryan managers have at no time shown
any nervousness over the renewed activities of
the "allies." and to-day Mayor Dahlman of
Omaha, ana of the Bryan leaders, made a very
definite statement showing the expectations of
the Bryan forces. He expressed his views as fol
"Mr. Bryan, will be nominated on the first
"The Bryan forces now control thirty-six dele
gations and will have at least that many mem
bers of the committee on resolutions, and prob
ably more.
"The platform adopted will be in accordance
with Mr. Bryan's personal view?, and will ex
prese his well known ideas on all of the impor
tant political issuer
"Governor Charles N. Haskell of Oklahoma is
n n w regarded as the leading candidate for the
chairmanship of the committee on resolutions,
but there ar-^ many other prominent men being
mentioned for the piace. It is needles? to say
that a loyal Bryan man will be chosen.
"The Vice-Presidential question may be de
scribed aa being 'in the air.' If the men who
call themselves the 'old guard' can unite on a
strong Eastern Democrat the Bryan men will
not show curiosity as ta The attitude of their
candidate toward Mr. Bryan in I^9«> and 19»Y>.
If the Eastern Democrats fail to get together
on a man we will make a selection from a hun
dred available candidates, any om- of whom
would be satisfactory to Mr. Bryan."
All the Bryan men express the utmost con
fidence In their ability to carry out the pro
gramme outlined by Mayor Dahlman. Charles
W. Bryan, the brother of the Nebraska candi
date, is looking after the Bryan leaders as they
arrive and is making the compilations oi Bryan's
strength. He paid to-day: "Although we have
more than enough to carry out our programme
there are still good peats on the band wagon."
Th" arrival of delegations began early this
morning and has been g"ing on steadily all day,
by aH routes* T ■ova all directions, and hy regular
and special tra'-.s. One railroad reports twenty
peven train* temporarily stalled between here
and Kansas City, and all the other lines are al-
BHWt choked with the tide of travel.
The local committee started an elaborate plan
of reception to-day, with relays of brass bands
which welcomed each incoming delegation and
escorted it to its hotel, while 'band cars" were
run over the streetcar lines, giving street con
certs. Among the many arrivals were the Cook
County Marching Club, uniformed and hilarious,
with trim black suits, shining silk hats and
natty canes topped with streamers. After them
came the rough and ready Okiahomans, with
broad-brimmed sombreros and high boots and
showing the stain of travel.
Delegations from Florida, Alabama and lowa
filed through the streets this morning, and later
came delegations from South Dakota, Wisconsin,
Pennsylvania. West Virginia, Maryland, Ken
lucky and Minnesota. The Tammany braves,
en several special trains, were anxiously awaited,
but word came that they had stopped off at
Omaha to go to church. They will be here early
to-morrow morning, about the time that Bryan's
home cohorts arrive from Nebraska, including
the crack organization from Lincoln, the Com
mercial Travellers' Club, which is coming to
lend vehemence to the Bryan demonstration.
Many interesting convention figures are added
as the delegates come in. To-night the Califor
nia delegation brought at its head Theodore A.
Bell, the temporary chairman of the conven
tion, who will sound the keynote when the as
semblage meets next Tuesday.
He is over six feet tall, with smooth shaven,
actor like face, magnetic presence and a repu
tation for stirring oratory. There was talk to
night that If his keynote speech struck the right
chord the hesitating delegations might be borne
by the force of oratory to the choice of a Vice-
Presidential candidate from the Coast.
Another picturesque personality to arrive was
the "fighting Mayor" from Cleveland, Tom L.
Johnson, rotund and smiling, just up from a
council with the leader at Lincoln. Other nota
ble arrivals were Governor Folk of Missouri,
Senator Dubois. of Idaho, who comes with an
anti-Mormon light Involved to the Idaho con
tests; Senator Pettlgrew, looking much the same
as when he was a ixrsir in the United States
Seoate; Senator James Smith, jr., of New Jer
sey, also a power in l'ettigrew's time, and Sen
ator Overman, of North Carolina. A strange
figure in these gatherings was ex-United States
Senator Burton, of Kansas, here after his tragic
experience, to give open allegiance for the first
time to the Democracy.
A number of diplomatists are expected to-mor
r->?.. BBd about the same time will arrive Mrs.
Aiic* Roosevelt l>>ngworth, the President's
daughter, who will be on the convention plat-
I daughter. srbo will be on the cufivention pUt
form M El Tuesday.
Th« Vic*?- Presidential situation hss undergone
j a change during the day. owing to certain defi
, nite subterranean' information from Lincoln to
i me effect that Mr. Brvan feels that it would b»
wise to defer any definite action as to the. sec
ond place on the ticket until the first place has
been finally disposed of. This comes In such a
direct way that it will doubtless have the effect
of postponing any caucus action by the New-
York or other delegations favorable to any par
ticular candidacy.
Meantime the various "boomlets". are undergo
ing varying ■■„-•■•,• Th«» Gray forces are in
sistent as ever that Judge' Gray will not take
second place, while the Bryan, forces continue
to talk of the availability of Judge Gray, John
Mitchell, the labor leader, or Towne. of New
York. The arrival of Mitchell to-night with
Samuel Gompers an.d other leading labor men is
expected to give an Impetus to the Mitchell
movement, although he comes primarily to aid
Gompers In shaping the labor planks.
Continued from Or»t pare-
requisite of party success who is the e»lf-con
victed falsifier, who the hypocrite, who the real
and most arrogant **•*■*" ever known in the
Democratic party, and who, I regret to add. "the
Following Colonel Guffey's blistering attack
on the "peerless one" th* relations of the two
men in the past were freely discussed. The
Ptory of the particular incident which caused
the break between them is as follows:
Colonel Guffey. a few months ago, learning
that Mr. Bryan was making extensive repairs to
his home in Lincoln, sent a pair of handsome
cathedral stained glass windows of a style and
artistic excellence that delighted the Nebraskan.
The windows wore a joy to Bryan until a Chi
cago newspaper inadvertently discovered that
the windows were a gift from Colonel Guffey.
The scribe wrote a small paragraph about the
windows, suggesting that Mr. Bryan's hostility
to Mr. Guffey could not be deep seated, as Colo
nel Bryan had accepted from Colonel Guffey so
valuable a testimonial of their comradeship and
brotherly love.
The paragraph caught the vigilant eye of the
candidate. He thereupon sent a curt note to
Colonel Guffey asking that he send a bill for
the windows. This note thoroughly incensed
Colonel Guffey. who wrote in reply that he con
sidered himself a gentleman, that the gift was
■eat as he had supposed from one gentleman to
another, and that under the circumstances he
certainly would not send a bill.
The interchange of notes occurred last week,
and soon after Colonel Bryan got his answer he
attacked the Pennsylvania leader.
Colonel Guffeys statement haa proved a
bombshell, and for the time being even the
Bryanltes are either dumb or are expressing
themselves in expletives too forceful for repe
Mayor Dahlman of Omaha contented himself
with saying, 'If I were Bryan I would run
Guffey out of the convention." It is. however,
too early to gauge accurately the effect of this
exposure of Bryanism in all its nakedness. The
association of Hearst and Bryan, it is declared,
will not be lost on the shrewd managers of the
independence League, who thus receive abun
dant evidence- from within the camp of the
Democracy of the ingratitude of Bryan to their
leader, William R. Hearst.
In so far as can be judged now. Colonel Guf
fey's exposure will not materially diminish the
strength of Mr. Bryan in this convention, al
though it doubtless adds great force to the con
victirm. even among Democrats, that he cannot
hp elected. On the other hand those who accept
as true and warranted all that Guffey says will
probably argue that the. facts only prove their
contention that Bryan would "knife in the back"
ary other candidate they might name, and that
the only way to rid themselves of this populistic
incubus is to plunge deep in the sea of defeat,
hoping that he may drown while the Democracy
Says Bryan's Friends Have Per
suaded Him to Modify Plank.
' Denver. July s.— Samuel Gompers, president of
the American Federation of Labor, arrived in
Denver this evening, indignant, or pretending to
be, because he understood that the anti-injunc
tion plank was not to be as radical as he has in
formally demanded. Mr. Gompers says that
"the lawyer friends of Bryan" have persuaded
him to so modify the. plank as to permit injunc
tions against labor organizations with merely
the proviso that where such injunctions are
granted the hearing of both sides must be held
within five days. He says that, as modified, the
plank will be but little stronger than that
adopted at Chicago.
Considerable interest attached to Mr. Gom
pers' s course here, as the "conservatives." headed
by Murphy, are most anxious that the labor
leader should prefer no formal demands. They
are reluctant to be placed in the position of
yielding to the demands of organized labor, and
want to make such concessions as are forced
from them behind closed doors. The fact is a
new light has struck a good many of the dele
gates in Denver, where they are assured that
nothing will so certainly insure Colorado and
the other mining states to the Republicans as a
broad anti-injunction plank. The people in these
parts- have had a bitter experience with the
miners' federation and kindred organizations,
and they want nothing which will diminish the
power of the courts to protect them.
Governor Haskell of Oklahoma, who was re
ported to be redrafting th« financial plank, as
serts that this is untrue, although he admits he
Is trying to perfect some modification of the rail
way valuation plank. He admits, moreover,
that the financial plank is far from satisfac
tory — "too much Oklahoma constitution in it,"
say some of the critics — and that an effort is be
ing made, although not by himself, to redraft it,
although it Is not known if Mr. Bryan can be in
duced to consent to any modification.
Governor Haskell says further that he has
from twenty-five to thirty drafts of every plank
over which there is any controversy. He says
also that the anti-injunction plank will be much
more conservative than was first Intended.
John Barrett, director of the Bureau of the
American Republics, is here working assidu
ously to- —cure the Insertion in the platform of
a declaration similar to that adopted at Chicago
declaring for closer relations between the
United State? and her sister republics to the
south, while Herman Bidder Is on the ground
displaying a wood pulp plank which bears Mr.
Bryan's <> X and will doubtless be adopted.
, There promises to be a struggle before the
resolutions committee over the question of an
anti-Mormon plank. Four years ago at St.
Louis such a piank was made a part of the
Democratic national platform, and aij effort Is
to- be made to have it reinserted In that docu
ment. Fred Dubols. of Idaho, formerly United
Stntes Senator, has to-day been making an ac
tive canvass of the situation in behalf of the
plank. Mr. Dubois is Involved in a contest for
a peat in the convention, but be has announced
that however that question may be settled he
will go before the resolutions committee with
the anti-Mormon plank and bring to bear every
Influence possible in Its behalf,
|By T>!»Rraph to Th« Tribunal ; >.'
Rutherford. N. J.. July 5.— Walter Bradley, thlr
ty-flvo- years old, was drowned to-day In th-
Haekeaaaekj River near the bridge on the Pater
son Plank Road while in bathing. He dived from
the Rosedale boathouse pier and did not rise. Th«
body was recovered.
< oloraiio five* the change of Man* »nd altitude you
MM Low rate* all lummfr via Rock Island Lines.
You'll be surprised how cheaply a vacation In the
Rockies can he mad*. Write to- Jay.
K. E. i'ALMtfi. «vil BrOjJlWft?, New Toriu ,
Littleton, Nixon and Bidder in Run
ning for Second Place.
[By Telegraph to The Tribune.]
Denver. July s.— Judge Gray, of Delaware, con
tinues to be the leading candidate for second
place on the Democratic national ticket, despite
the repeated assertions of his friends that ha
will not accept it. Gray's name will not be
taken oft the Bryan slate until the judge gives
specific orders to that effect, which have not
been received as yet. If it is not to be day, it
looks as if the Bryan managers, after the plat
form building is out of the. way. j will go to
Charles F. Murphy, the Tammany leader, and
ask him to name a man upon whom the New
York delegates can unite and who will ener
getically supplement the campaign to be made
by the "Peerless Leader." Murphy sees "he
Vice-Presidential nomination coming his way.
and he and his friends are doing some hard
thinking. J. Sergeant Cram and "William J.
Conners came to town to-day, and with Cohalan,'
Nixon. Conners and Cram to talk it over with.
Mr. Murphy will have a candidate ready to
"spring" at the proper time.
The process of elimination has swept Into th-»
discard all the New York aspirants except Mar
tin W. Littleton, the lawyer; Lewis Nixon, the
shipbuilder, and Herman Ridder, of the "New
Yorker Staats-Zeitung."
Towne, Coler and Harrison appear to have
hem sponged off the slate. It can be said on
what appears to be the highest authority, that
Justice William J. Gaynor is also eliminated.
Bryan likes him and Indicated to Murphy, by
proxy, that he would like to have the judge for
a running mate. Considerations springing
chiefly from Justice Gaynor's views on religion
seem to have rendered him unavailable.
One thing can be said with certainty. Charles
F. Murphy and William J. Bryan understand
each other. Murphy has talked with Mr. Bryan's
brother Charles and with Mayor Dahlman of
Omaha, both of whom know what Bryan wants.
Mr. Bryan has been informed that the New-
York delegation will insist upon a toning down
of the platform so that the "Bryanesque" ideas
will not jar the sensibilities of the rank and file
in the Empire State. Murphy will not fully
show his hand until he sees the platform as
Bryan wants it. As soon as he has gone the
limit in compelling the toning down of the plat
form, Murphy and Conners will suggest their
candidate for Vice-President. If he is accepted.
Murphy and Conners and the. lesser lights will
come out enthusiastically for Bryan and the
Friends of Mr. Littleton called on Mr. Bryan
in Lincoln last week and talked with the can
didate about the New York lawyer as a run
ning mate. Then it was thought that he was
top conservative and would hardly do as a run
ning mate.
That is just about what Mr. Littleton thinks
about himself, and he wrote to Mr. Bryan to
day that under no circumstances would he ac
cept the nomination on a platform that did not
fully meet his judgment and enlist his enthu
siasm. He asked Bryan not to consider him.
This does not take him out of the race, how
The Southwestern delegates are coming in,
and they are whooping up things for Littleton.
He was horn in. Tennessee, and the Tennessee
men want him. He grew up in Texas as a
laborer, farm hand and printer, before he took
up the law, and the Texas men are enthusiastic
for him. The Texas delegates began drifting in
to-day, and they, too, began to shout for Little
ton. The bronco busters and Constitution
manufacturers from Oklahoma also joined in
the chorus for Littleton, so that to-night he is
being boomed; whether he likes it or not, and
whether Bryar. likes it or not.
The Southwestern men do not care a rap
about his being a partner in a law firm that
represents some of the "big soulless corpora
tions.' They are rather proud of the fact that
he has beer abl? to make a name for himself
among the "octopuses" in New York As a
campaigner he would fill the bill, as he is a
ready speaker. Bryan likes this in Littleton.
Littleton four years ago nominated Parker.
That made him well known to the Democratic
leaders. This time he is intrusted with the
task of firming for conservatism in the plat
form. His standing in the convention will de
pend a good deal on the kind of impression he
Lewis Nixon has been Bryan's personal friend
fr>r the last twelve yeara Bryan has been a
guest on the Nixon houseboat. Nixon is a good
mixer, but he is not much of a campaigner He
could ride around on a special train and talk to
the people., but he is not a convincing or adroit
Then comes Herman Ridder. Mr. Bryan
thinks that Ridder would be strong with the
German- Americans, and he figures that a large
percentage of the voters have German blood in
them. Ridder is president of the American
Newspaper Publishers ' Association, a hard
fighter and makes a good, speech. These are the
men which Mr. Murphy is retaining on hia list,
one of whom he is likely to put forward at the.
proper time.
The favorite sons of other states are still talk
ing about their chances. Indiana wants John
W. Kern. The Connecticut men are still boost
ing Archibald McNeil, of Bridgeport. Ex-Rep
resentative Bell, of California, who 1? to be the
temporary chairman of the convention, is still
talked of by the Coast delegates, and Co>lonel J.
Ham Lewis, of Chicago, of the rainbow whisk
ers, is languidly regarded by some of the Chi
cago men as an eligible- candidate for second
place. The minor booms, however, are ex
tremely ladylike in their deportment, keeping off
the grass, obeying all the speed laws and con
forming to the rules of political etiquette.
Reach Denver Full of Hope That they Will
♦ Beat Sullivan Faction.
Denver. July s.— The moat aggressive and appar
ently determined group in Denver bo far are the
twenty-two contesting delegates from Cook County,
who arrived, from Illinois on a special train at 11
o'clock this morning. With th* delegation came a
hundred and fifty representatives of the Cook
County Democracy of Chicago, the large Demo
cratic organization of that city, headed by a band
of forty pieces. Forming in column at the station,
at the foot of 17th street, the delegation marched
for an hour through the principal streets, with the
band playing patriotic airs and the delegates sing
ing campaign songs, cheering for Bryan and wav
ing flags and banners.
The delegation arrived at their headquarters at
the Albany Hotel, formed in a group in the street
in front of the hotel, and gave vent to their en
thusiasm in songs and cheers. In th« lobby of th*
hotel Judge William Premiss, of Chicago, who will
make the principal fight for the delegation before
the national committee and the. credentials com
mittee, addressed a crowd which completely filled
fhe lobby and corridors of the hotel and spread
far out Into the street.
The contest Is- directed against the. Roger C.
Sullivan faction and is a continuation of the bit
ter fight that has been raging In Chicago for nearly
five years. The. fight centres about the place of
national committeemon from Illinois, now held by
Sullivan. If the contesting delegation is seated
Sullivan will be turned down for re-election and
Millard F. Dunlop. a banker, of Jacksonville, a
close friend of XV. J. Bryan, will be chosen for
the place.
The Second National Bank
of the City of New York
The Filth Avenue Sale Deposit Co.
to their New Building
Fifth Aye. cor. 28th St
Telephone fI4OO Madison Square.
Will Pass Over at Caucus Important
Points at Issue.
Denver. July 6.— New York State, reluctant to
give up its attitude of Interested onlooker, will
at its caucus to-morrow afternoon pass over
without action all the important points at issue,
Including declarations as to the state's attitude on
the Presidency and Vice-Presidency. AH these
matters, including the state's attitude on the plat
form, will be left to sub-committees which will be
friendly to Mr. Murphy, the leader of Tammany
Hall. Even the selection of national committeeman
will be left in abeyance, and thus the caocus of to
morrow, which promised to be filled with Interest
and vitality, is robbed of all its importance. Mr.
Murphy is to be elected chairman of the delega
tion. That much seems to be determined and will
be the first business of the caucus. Ex-Jud?e Al
ton B. Parker is to be appointed a.« the state's
representative on the resolutions committee. Only
such other committee appointments will be made
as are necessary to comply with the rules of the,
convention as to temporary organization. : ." '
Mr. Murphy had a number of conferences to-day
with arriving delegations from all parts of the
country, most of them having to do with the po
sition New York State is to take regarding certain
features of the platform. Ex-Governor Charles S.
Thomas of Colorado called to say that if a strong
anti-injunction plank was adopted it would wipe
the Democratic party off the face of the map In
this state. Members of the contesting delegations
from) Idaho also called on Mr. Murphy, asking for
support. Non-committal, as always, Mr. Murphy
said he could not state the position of the delega
tions at this time as to any Important matters. It
has been reported a series of caucuses might be
held during the convention period, and that in
these gatherings alone could the decision of the
delegation be made.
The decision of the state leaders to leave all the
important matters that ordinarily would be de
cided at to-morrow's caucus to a number of sub
committees Is a continuation of the part New
York has played ever since the campaigß'got under
v.ay. The chances that the delegation will vote
solidly for Mr. Bryan, it is said, have not dimin
ished in any way. although there may be some
significance In the words of one of Mr. Bryan's
supporters on the delegation, who said:
"I would like to see the convention have four or
five ballots before selecting its candidate for the
Presidency. If that would happen it would arouse
the interest of th« country to a higher pitch of
enthusiasm than anything else possibly could do,
and there would be an enthusiastic impetus given
to the campaign In such a fight. It would be the
same way with the Presidency."
New York State headquarters at the Brown Pal
ace Hotel were opened to-day. Edward C. Coats
worth, one of the leaders of Erie County and
an. opponent to the leadership of State Chairman
Conner^ was among to-day's arrivals. He read
the report of the possible selection of Mr. Con
ners as national commltteeman and immediately
on arrival sought conferences with the party lead
ers on the subject.
One of the Interesting happenings of the day was
th» widespread circulation .of the story that a tele
gram had been received "by a friend "f a friend"
of W. R. Hearst, saying that Mr. Hearst WMM
b» pleased with the Democratic ticket If Justice
Samuel T. Seabury. of the New York Supreme
Court, was selected as the Vice-Presidential can
didate. There was nothing more . definite in the
rumor, hut it -set many people talking, and was
generally passed around among the delegate?.
Mr. Murphy and the other .Tammany lenders had
intended taking a trip to sjpjne, of the nearby re
sorts to-day, but the. chance.. of important de
velopments kept them {n the city. Mr. Murphy
aitended church in the, morning.
State Chairman Satisfied with His
Present Job.
FBy Telegraph to The Tribune.]
Denver, July — A break between Charles F.
Murphy and William J. Conners. chairman of the
Democratic State Committee, is threatened to
night over the plan of Murphy to make Conner 3
the member of the national committee for New
York and to put in another man for state chair
"That's the first I have heard of it." said Mr.
Conners. when seen this afternoon by a representa
tive of The Tribune, aa he came from the train.
"Are you going to take the new place?"
"I don't think I will." said Cenners. "I am sa'ls
fled with the state chairmanship. There is plenty
to do there, and I don't think I want the o:her
"The Murphy me.i say you are slated for It," was
"I'm going to se*> the bunch to-night and talk it
over," was the reply. "I didn't ask for the new
piace. I prefer the state chairmanship '
It looks as if Murphy was getting tired of his
alliance with Conners and had decided to shelve
him by making him national committeeman. Con
ners acts as If he was ready for a fight. The
friends of the Tammany leaders said that Conners
had not been consulted about the change, but that
fact made no difference, as Murphy controlled the
delegation and would do as he liked.
When Norman E. Mack, national conunitteena&n.
was seen he said: "There's nothing ln the story of
Conners succeeding me. I shall succeed myself."
He's "Also Too Young; To Be Presi
dent, but What of It?
The national convention of the Socialist Labor
Party continued yesterday for the fourth day at
Arlington Hall, a Presidential ticket being nom
inated and a platform chosen. Martin M. J.
Preston was chosen as candidate for the Presi
dency, with Donald Monroe, of Virginia, as his
running mate if the ticket should happen to
bo elected there might be scm« trouble about
Preston taking office, as he is now serving a
twenty-five year sentence in Ooldfield. New. for
killing a restaurant keeper during the labor
troubles there three years ago, and is also und«r
the constitutional age
In placing Preston's name in nomination Dan
iel de Leon said that Preston was in Jail to-day
for conduct that was honorable and of which no
working man ought to be ashamed. Paul Au
gestine of this city was re-elected national sec
retary and Daniel de Leon editor.
A telegram signed by the chairman and the
secretary of the convention was sent to Pres
ton, in part as follows: "The slogan is 'Let
the proletariat vote for you as a protest against
the wage system and Its iniquities and elect
you." and you will be liberated and seated re
gardless of your age."
The mention of the candidate's age refers to
the constitutional requirement that the Presi
dent of the United States must be at least
thirty-five years old. Preston is only thirty
two. . v
Frederick Ores Taken in Custody in
Philadelphia on Suspicion.
Philadelphia. July 5. — Frederick file*, forms** of
a department In the press rooms of the Osflsi
Publishing Company, of this city, was taken tss»
custody to-nl^ht by the police 23 a suspect fa
connection with the murder of Dr. V\ iiisub) H.
"Wilson, who died on J^inm 23 after drtnUnff a
bottle of poisoned sl». which had b»en sent to fcfcj
through a local express office. A direct chare*
has not been preferred against Gtes. who ftsssi
any knowledge of the muf*r. bat hi ?h«tr fa.
vestisation of the crime the police author!***)
found circumstances in tbe life, of Gies and *!*
family that tallied so closely with the main (Mtafej
and Incidents In, th» history of the Wilson inm**j
that they fel: bound to act.
In seeking for- the murder*- 'V- looked 1 for i
man who desired to *▼•»»?• th» &e*th of *is» ■*£%
who died while under the treatment of Dr. WU*hl
They learned that Gles's wife died; recently. «**,
according to Edward Haas. a fellow employe of
Gies. at whose home- Mrs. Glee died, at Noi 43
Reese street, she had been attended; by Dr. Wilson,
Just what the cause of her death was Is not cer
tain, because of complications which har» pre
sented themselves. In fact, there are several stow
ies regarding this matter, and tf the icronattfca
secured by the pailcs Is correct every means w*s
used to throw the authorities off the trail in an
effort to hide the true cause and time of death.
On the day that Dr. Wilson received freai t£»
murderer a decoy letter la which it was ftstai
that a bottle of sample ale was betas sent to Ma.
ostensibly from the brewery of Peter Schema &
Son. notice of the death of Mrs. Ot««. w.ioas Ml
name was Mrs. Elizabeth WTlson Alexander Ghs.
appeared in the Philadelphia newspapers. ssJ
was buried from the home of her brother-la-law,
William C. Patterson, in West Philadelphia, «
that date. The death notices stated that an* had
died on June 13. and Thomas Graham, the naler
taker who buried the body, declared that death
occurred on that day and that the cause as •.*
understood was Brfjat's disease-. If this was (b*
case it would eliminate Gle3 as a possible suspect,
because the murderer is known to bay* purchased
two initial letters at tb.e Keystone Type Fooassy
on June 15v which he called for a couple of 4ays
later and which were subseqently used to atamp
the -seals en the bottle of poisoned ale.
But the police allege, that Haas told thenj that
Mrs- Glen died at his home on June 6. and that Mrs.
Haas corroborated him in this statement Further
more, Mrs. Sarah Elliott, an undertaker, at No.
25/7 North Maseher street, had been called la to
take charge of the body of Mrs. Gies, which the
did, subsequently turning it over to Graham. Mrs.
Elliott. In regard to toe date of death. tol-J the po
lice that it was early in June. She would not de
clare positively that it was June S. but ?aid it waa
certainly long before June 13. In addition rv this It
Is alleged she told the police that on June a «**
was called upon to bury an infant child of Mrs.
Back of this story of the incidents which cotiM
Inspire a crime; such as the Wilson murder, la
which the physician, accordla? to letters received
by the coroner. wa3 killed because of his illegal
practice. Is a tang-led story of a secret marrtaaa
Mrs. Gies. It is learned, had been employed a*
a proofreader with the Curtis Publishing 1 •~<>nia«*s'
and subsequently became a t«acher In the putHc
schools. She was much younger than •"?!»« who Is
about thirty-eight years old, and. according to his
relatives, who Jive In the lower part of the city,
they knew nothing of his marriage .-- ; Just be
fore or just after Mrs. Gles's death. Ev« Lesl*>
Alexander, father of Mrs. Gi«s. «aid thai h* knew
of the marriage only a short time before Iwr
death, when Gies came to the house ■>--• showed a
marriage certiScate. Th- couple had be*is siarri»4
In Wilmington or Baltimore. The relatives of both.
families declare that she died on June 1?. Neigh
bors of the Haas family say that Mrs. Gies &t& oa
Jure 5. according: to the police.
Ambassador Creel Confers zcith Aw*
thorities at Juarez and El Paso.
[By Telegraph to- Th» Trfbaom.l
El Paso. Tex. July s.— Ambassador Creel, of
Mexico, was in conference all day with th«
authorities at Juarez and El Paso relative to tie
revolutionary situation. Last nl?hT. after reg!s»
tering at an El Paso hotel, he returned to Juaros
»ad spent the night with Ynocente Ochoa, and two
guards stood beside his bedroom.
United States Attorney Boynton an* Marshal
Nolt© were busy all day wit* evidence gath«*«a
here, and declared that it would re« . ' in ~i3f
more arrests. They have a number of c-mm*>
slons issued from the Junta to revolutionary •♦
fleers, and . none of the officers named Is yst la
Jail. Marshal N'olte said. "I have instructions ••
preserve the neutrality of the United States. re»
gardless of the number of men necessary to en
force the law. and I will carry out the Instruc
tions and also arrest and convict every man I
H* says he believes the Texas officers have *■•
all they could to preserve neutraltiy. Police Chlrf
Campbell of this city says that as H Is just bet**
the state primaries, there are meetings •*«*
night tn every city along th* border, as weU ••
elsewhere in the state, and it is Impossible to ip**
revolutionary gatherings. If such are held, and th»t
American efScers" cannot be blamed if revolution
ists do congregate on this side occasionally. *■*
Mr. Nolle- la inclined to believe with him that tM
task Is a hard on-, but all the state eSZctn ***
positive that most of the revolutionists are tnm
There are reports from Del Rio that th«r» •?*.
only eighty-five Mexican soldiers at La» Vecas,
Mexico, while there are several hundred r*»«
tlonlsts in the mountains near there. aaj that ™*
troops are making no effort to *o after them
Believed to Have Divided in Small Baad*-
Estrada Captured.
[By Telegraph to The Tribune 1
Torreon. Mexico, July 5 Scouting P^j^J^
longing to the 2d Cavalry have returned fr^V |
trip Into the Santa Rosa Mountains •"* !*s*»
that they were unable to discover «ay re _
tlonlsts. It Is believed that the main ***** m
surcents baa divided into small bands ,-,*•,
cape.d through the lines of the fwlw ~J^lZ
which were b*ln«r rapidly drawn around tnow »
posed headquarters. tr*<«ol
The 9th Battalion of infantry and v *'*^Z|a
of cavalry are pursuing a band of !B * U ** l^»»
the vicinity of San Pedro de las Colonials, w
State of.Coahulla. ,_, . 9
Donaclano Estrada, who is Mid to MV VJT| j«
command of the band which made the ■ tt * <tir
Vleaca. has been captured, and was vi« -yjer.
day to SaUIUo. where he will be tried tat "^^ g
Reports from points on the Rio Grand* »**
say that all Is quiet la that quarwff

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