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PEICE TWO CENTS.
Convention Is a Magazine and
Any Untoward Incident Will
Set It Off.
Cook Declines to Bolt, Altho Un
der Great Pressure from the
LA FOLLETTB HAS
THE WHIP HAND
CLASH ON CLASH
From a Staff Correspondent.
Madison, Wis., May 18.There is
tense excitement in Madison to-day.
Older heads are counseling coolness
and moderation, but as one "stalwart"
expressed it, the convention is a mag
azine and any untoward incident may
be the spark to set it oft!.
Much depends on the action of the
Cook supporters. At the caucus last
evening, Mr. Cook decided against a
bolt and the caucus went on record
unanimously in favor of staying by
the regular convention. The Cook
delegates refused to attend the 's'tal-
wart" caucus last night, but some of
them went as individuals.
A Cook steering committee of nine
was appointed with General Hicks of
Oshkosh and D. E. Riordan of Eagle
River, as executive head. This com
mittee met this morning.
Pressure on Cook.
The Baensch men have offered to
make Cook the nominee of the bolt
ing convention and great pressure has
been brought to bear on him to permit
his delegates to walk out. Combined,
the Baensch and Cook forces have 542
delegates with certificates from their
county committee and with thirteen
from St. Croix, they have 555, a clear
Without the Cook men the "Stal
warts" would be in a minority and
their bolting convention a farce.
"Rule or ruin," the policy charged to
La Follette by the "stalwarts, was
their own watchword last night at the
opera-house mass meeting. M. O.
Jefferies of Janesville, who presided,
inflamed the delegates with a bitter
speech. He announced that the
opera-house would be at the disposal
of the "stalwart" delegates to-day.
Fight at th
met at 11
o'clock and the contested delegates
and all will march in a body to the
convention hall, where all delegates
having certificates will demand admit
tance. The doorkeeper will only ad
mit those with a badge Issued by the
state central committee this morning
and there may be a fight right at the
The delegates who are thrown out
by the contests have secured Mats in
the spectators' section and one who
visited the Baensch headquarters to
"The only thing for us to do is toin
into the spectators' section and
cut thru their wire trocha and
force our way into the seats that be
long to us.
The Baensch men have a steering
ipmmittee headed by Emanuel Phil
ot Milwaukee, who favors a bolt.
The state central oommittee re
nmsd work on the contests at 8
o'clock this morning. The only con
tent desided last night was where the
twelve contesting delegates for La
Follette were seated. Both delega
tions from St. Croix county were seat
ed, giving each delegate half a vote.
La Follette In Control.
One assembly district in Eau
and Claire was given to La Follette
One to Baensch, giving each nine
votes. The first assembly district in
Dodge, 10 votes, was given to La Fol
lette, and the 9 votes of the second
district to Baensch. Oconto's 11
votes were given to La Follette, also
eleven contested votes from Grant
The five La Follette delegates from
the second ward of Milwaukee were
seated, but other contests were thrown
out, giving La Follette 68 votes in
Milwaukee. Senator Miller of Madi
son told The Journal that this
decision gave La Follette B85% votes
in the convention, out of 1,065. Ac
cording to other figures the addition of
the 62% contested votes gave him
562%, or 29% more than a majority.
Congressional district caucuses were
held this morning to choose commit
tee representatives, but the La Fol
lette men did not attend. They will
name the committeeman from the
Convention In Session.
The "stalwart" delegates thrown
out by contests made no effort to get
by the husky guards, but used general
admission tickets and took seats out
side the "trocha." Many having gen
eral admission tickets were turned
away on the claim that the tickets
were bogus, the signature being
The, platform prepared by the La
Follette leaders will endorse primary
elections, a railroad commission and
the La Follette program of equal tax
J. A. Frear of Hudson is to make
the speech nominating La Follette.
LenroofB Periods Cheered.
"When General Bryant introduced
Mr. Lenroot, as temporary chairman,
there was no protest from the "stal
The La Follette delegates loudly
applauded a statement that this was
the last republloan convention to be
held in Wisconsin for nominating state
officers Mr. Lenroot's declaration
that the recent conflict within the
party made the passage of the pri
mary election law certain caused an
other outburst. La Follette's name
was the signal for a great demonstra
tion, the delegates standing on chairs
and waving banners.
Minority Report From "Stalwarts."
M. D. Rosenberry presented a mi
nority report from the "stalwart"
members of the state oentral commit
tee and the "stalwart" delegates had
their first chance to yell. This report
maintained that the committee could
only report the names of the dele
gates certified by the county commit
tees and had no right to determine the
The report gave the names of
counties not contested and declared
the "stalwart" delegates from Ash
land, Dodge, Eau Claire, Grant and
Oconto counties, and from the second
ward of Milwaukee, prima facie en
titled to seats. They found the La
Follette delegates from St. Croix en
titled to participate In the temporary
Mr. Roseberry moved the substitu-
Contmned on. Second Fas*.
jf WJ\ iM
IRVINE U. LENROOT
Of Superior, Temporary Chairman.
HAVE LONG END
Iowa Factions Counseled to Fight
Shy of the TariffDelegates
Des Moines, Iowa, May 18.Every
seat in the auditorium was oocupied
to-day when Chairman Spence of the
state committee rapped for order in
the republican state convention to se
lect delegates for the national con
vention. In the boxes were Secretary
Shaw, Senator Allison, Senator Dolli
ver and Iowa's delegation in the lower
house of congress.
The one theme for discussion among
the delegates was the wording of the
resolution upon the tariff. The issue
of the campaign preceding the con
vention had been whether the tariff
should be revised and as to a declara
tion for Canadian reciprocity. The
"standpatters" having control of the
convention, their leaders proceeded to
define their wishes regarding the
wording of the plank under discussion.
Irwin's "Pat" Speech.
John M. Irwin, temporary chair
Let us make no platform on the tariff
question beyond announcing our alle
giance to the principle of a tariff for pro
tection. Let us raise no ghosts Irom past
conventions and platforms of the party,
but let Ua quietly and decently ask that
the mellow richness of the present the
dead past shall bury its dead Let us
leave the tariff plank to the wise men of
the republican party when it meets in na
tional convention, where all needs will be
considered and all interests heard.
Democracy claims that the tariff is the
mother of trusts By the same token the
women are the mothers of measles. The
mothers of the land have children and the
children have the measles.
Kill all the fndustries of the land and
you will surely kill all the trusts and
abolish all the mothers of the land and
you will Just as surely abolish all the
The republican man of to-day is well.
He is exceedingly and exasperatingly well.
Why, then, the need to give him pills?
No Opposition to "Big Four."
In the selection of delegates to the
national convention there was no op
position to Senator W. B. Allison, Sen
ator J. P. Dolhver, J. W. Blythe and
Governor A. B. Cummins for dele
gates-at-large. The following district
delegates were chosen:
FirstMarsh W Bailey, Washington C.
A. Carpenter, Louisa.
SecondG. W Frenoh, Davenport
George Curtis, Clinton
ThirdO M. Gtllett, Independence E.
S Ellsworth, Iowa Falls.
FourthA Gale, Mason City Harry
FifthJ W. Doxsee, Jones E. L.
SixthH Waterman, Ottumwa
John A DeMuth, Albia.
SeventhJudge H. Henderson, Indl
anola Dr Hostetter, Colorado.
EighthW. Heatmann, Appanoose
H. Jacqua, Taylor
NinthGeorge Wright, Pottawattamie
W. S Ellis, Montgomery.
TenthMahlon Head, Greene E. K.
EleventhR Cleaves, Cherokee A.
Van Der Meide, Orange City.
The vote on the delegation stands
twenty for the "standpat" idea and six
The most interest was centered lyi
the selection of the committee on res
olutions. Out of eleven districts, the
"standpatters" carried all except the
second and eleventh.
Congressman J. A. T. Hull was
chosen permanent chairman.
The convention adjourned to 1:30
FIGHT MAY CDT OUT
From The Journal Bureau, Colorado Build
Washington, May 18.Information
comes here that C. A. Smith of Min
neapolis, E. J. Rogers of St. Paul and
Joe Cotton of Duluth are on the point
of engaging in a contest as to which
shall make the seconding speeoh at
the Chicago convention.
It has been understood that Cotton
was to make that speech, but now
there is the danger that no Minne
sotan will be selected, if Rogers and
Smith persist in pressing their claims.
It is understood that Rogers wants
to use this opportunity to forward his
chances of getting the federal ap
pointment for which he is a candi
W. W. Jermane.
NEW YORK FLAG LAW
IS DECLARED INVALID
Albany, N. Y., May 18.That por
tion of the flag law enacted by the
legislature In 1908 which prohibits the
use of the American flag or any rep
resentation of it for advertising pur
8oses has been deolared unconstitu
onai bar the oourt of appeals*
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COST OF LIVING
IS MUCH HIGHER
Carrol D. Wright Makes Interest
ing Comparisons Covering the
Washington, May 18.Carroll D.
Wright, commissioner of the bureau
of labor of the department of com
merce and labor, who is one of the
recognized statisticians of the world,
has undertaken in a bulletin, which^
has just been issued, to throw light on
the question of the increased cost
of living in 1903 over the preceding
Wright has made his comparisons
with wholesale figures since they are
regarded as the more substantial basis
and his report includes 260 series of
quotations, covering farm products,
food and clothing, fuel and lighting,
metals, implements, lumber and build
ing materials, drugs and chemicals,
house furnishings, and miscellaneous
In making his report the statistician
adopted the method pursued by all
leading authorities of the world, and
in comparing prices for 1903 with
former years he reduces the price of
the preceding thirteen years to the
average price for that period.
laces this average price always at
The difference between 100
shows the decrease or increase in cost
All Commodities Higher.
The first table shows the average
relative prices of all commodities
higher in 1903 than at any time since
and including 1890. Farm products
reached the lowest average in 1896
and the highest in 1902. Cloths and
clothing were the lowest in 1897 and
the highest in 1890. Fuel and light
ing were the lowest in 1894 and the
highest in 1903. Metals and imple
ments were the lowest in 1898 and the
highest in 1900. Lumber and build
ing materials were the lowest in 1897
and the highest in 1893.
Raw commodities and manufac
tured commodities have been separ
ated for further examination. In the
group designated as "raw" are includ
ed all farm products, beans, coffee,
eggs, milk, rice, nutmegs, pepper, tea,
vegetables, raw silk, wool, coal, crude
petroleum, copper ingots, pig lead, pig
iron, bar silver, spelter, pig tin, brim
stone, jute and rubber, a total of
fifty articles. The average prioe of all
these commodities during January and
February 1903 was 33 per cent above
the average price the preceding ten
years. The average price for the year
was 22.7 per cent higher than for the
same period the preceding years.
Manufactured commodities have ad
vanced to a level only exceeded in the
They are higher by 21.5 per cent
REPUBLICANS OF 7 WESTERN STATES IN CONVENTION
This is a great field day for western republicans. State conventions are in progress In Wisconsin, Iowa,
Illinois, Michigan, Nebraska, North Dakota and Ohio. Sfe^j^j
In Wisconsin there is a bitter struggle between the "half-breeds" led by Governor La Follette, and the "stal-
warts, led by Senator Spooner and others. The La Follette organization seems to have the upper band.
In Iowa there is no contest, Governor Cummins having accepted bis defeat in the preliminary conventions
gracefully. While the "standpatters*' are in control they are using their power in such a way as not to
offend the Cummins cohorts and promise to refer the tariff question up to the national convention without
taking a decided stand.
The deadlock on governor still holds In Illinois, but the issue is principally a personal one. Lowden is the
candidate of the "machine," Deneen of the reformers, and Yates ot a large personal following.
All is harmony in Michigan and the most significant thing about the convention there is the declaration for
Hltt of Illinois for Roosevelt's running mate. Michigan is thus the first state to wheel into line after Illinois.
Nebraska republicans are harmonious. For the first time in that state a state convention selects a can-
didate for U. S. senator. Congressman Burkett Is the man selected to succeed Dietrich.
North Dakota republicans are electing a Roosevelt delegation.
In Ohio, with the old lieutenants of Hanna in control, the state ticket is being completed.
VOLLEY OF CHEERS
North Dakota 0. O. P. Meets at
FargoMajor Murphy's Fac
tion in the Cold.
Special to The Journal.
Fargo, N. D., May 18.The repub
lican state delegate convention was
calle dto order this forenoon by
Chairman Hanna of the state central
committee. Nearly all of the 500
delegates were in their seats. Just as
Mr. Hanna called to order a big cur
tain was dropped on the back of the
stage, showing a picture of President
Roosevelt on horseback as a cowboy
as the central piece and a San Juan
hill scene on the other side. The
audience went wild and the demon
stration was remarkably enthusiastic.
Bishop Cameron Mann of the Epis
copal church invoked the divine bless
ing and State Senator La Moure of
Pembina was selected as temporary
chairman, with M. JH. Jewell as tem
After the appointment of the com
mittees a recess was taken.
The executive committee seated the
"reorganizes" in Ward county and
turned down Major Murphy's faction
by a vote of 28 to eight The P. J.
Lyons faction In Kidder county was
The decision is thought by some to
end Murphy's political career in
Ward county. Bdth decisions have
some bearing on the Gubernatorian
race as the reorganizers in Ward were
pronounced for Sarles while Murphy
was for white and in Kidder Lyons is
a strong Sarles man.
Pittsburg, May 18.The second
day's session of the convention of the
National Association of Manufactur
ers was opened by a paper by Anthony
Hitner of St. Louis on the apprentice
question as dealt with by labor unions.
He said that the abolition of the old
plan of teaching boys trades Is a
E. F. DuBrul, commissioner of the
National Metal Trades association of
Cincinnati, said "that 80 per cent of
the strikes in this country are the
fault of the employer. Every time
there is a strike it is either caused by
deficiency in the plants or the rotten
ness of its management."
Mr. Hitner declared that 90 per cent
of the strikes of this country have
been caused by organized labor.
Henry A. Faber of Newport, Ky.,
said: "Treat your men right and you
won't have strikes."
THE FUTURE OF THE "STANDPATTER,1
He WHLXetd Whk on ffia HafcfornvOne of Tbfr Bay*
WEDNESDAY EV1ENING, 3iAY) 18, 1904. 8 PAGES-FIVE O'CLOCK.
Secretary Contends That McKin
ley's Utterances Have Been
Special to The Journal.
Des Moines, Iowa, May 18.Secre-
tary Shaw delivered an address before
the Polk County Republican club last
night on the subject of the tariff and
reciprocity. Congressmen Hepburn
and Smith also spoke.
Secretary Shaw declared that Mc
Kinley's utterances on reciprocity had
been misconstrued by some of the re
formers in the republican party, and
that it is impossible to take them to
mean free trade with Canada or any
other nation. Competitive products
must be protected.
He said Canada would consent to
no such arrangement on competitive
products. He was not sure it would
be harmful to the United States, were
such reciprocity possible and prac
ticable, but he said it was an impos
sibility that Canada realizes the ad
vantages of protection.
He defended the tariff on iron and
steel, which had been assailed by Gov
ernor Cummins, tho he was not pre
pared to say it should
vised. His address
ras taken a
DDTT ON D. I LUMBER
Special to The Journal.
Vancouver, B. C, May 18. MI the
boards of trade in the province have
united in sending a strong delegation
to Ottawa to urge the government to
place a duty on rough American lura
bercoming into Manitoba trorrithe
United States free at the rate of 10,-
000,000 feet a month. One thousand
prominent men all over Canada have
been written to and asked for assist
ance in inducing the government to
exact an American lumber duty.
W. U. REFUSES TO SEND
HORSE RAGE REPORTS
New York, May 18.Following his
action of yesterday in discontinuing to
all subscribers In this city a report of
the racing at various tracks in this
country, Colonel Robert C. Clowry to
day notified the general superintend
ents of the company at New York,
Chicago, Atlanta and San Francisco
that the collection and distribution by
the Western Union Telegraph com
pany of horse race reports would be
BURKETT TO GET
Nebraska Republican Convention
Meets Without Any Slate
Lincoln, Neb., May 18.The nomi
nation of a senator is an innovation in
Nebraska state conventions, but there
will be no contest, it being conceded
that Representative E, J. Burkett of
the First Nebraska district will be
named without opposition by the re
publican state convention to succeed
Charles E. Dietrich.
Conferences between friends of
candidates for state offices lasted thru
the night, but no agreements were
reached, and on everything save sena
tor, governor, treasurer and attorney
general, the republicans of Nebraska
went into convention at 2 o'clock to
day without a hint as to probable re
The most vigorous oontest was over
the office of secretary of state. The
attendance was one of the largest in
the history of the state. Chairman
Balboidge called the convention to
DEADLOCK I N ILLINOIS
Candidates Remain FirmConven
tion Takes Recess After Balloting.
Springfield, 111.*. May 18.ReBtless-
ness was on the increase to-day among
the delegates to the republican state
convention. Many announced an in
tention of going home, leaving a few
of their associates to vote their re
In the rank and file there was a
growing inclination for a recess of
thirty days, but none of the candi
dates favors such a course.
All night Governor Yates and his
campaign committee remained at sumed to-day.
work, conferring alternately with the
Deneen and the Lowden leaders. It
is stated to-day that nothing had been
Neither Yates, Deneen nor Lowden
is willing to concede that his chances
are less promising than those of rivals.
Chairman Cannon called the con
vention to order, and the thirty-ninth
ballot was substantially the same as
the last ballot yesterday.
The forty-first ballot, as officially
announced, was as follows: Yates,
484 Lowden, 399 Deneen, 483 Ham
lin, 111 Warner, 41 Sherman, 2
A recess was taken until 3 o'clock.
Several delegates shouted "Make it
thirty days!" but no one asked for
recognition to offer an amendment.
FOR ROOSEVELT AND MITT
Michigan Republicans Meet in Na
Grand Rapids, Mich., May 18.With
no prospect of a fight except on the
question of the resolutions declaring
for primary reform, the state repub
lican convention was called to order
It was conceded that the delegates
at-large would be Thomas J. O'Brien
of Grand Rapids, D. M. Ferry of De
troit, Captain Thomas Walters of Ish
peming and Ralph Loveland of Sagi
Roosevelt was indorsed. There were
indications early in the day that Hitt
would be indorsed for the vice presi
Congressman W.illiam Alden Smith
declared before the call to order that
he would force action on the primary
reform issue, "if he had to bring in
a minority report from the resolu
tions committee favoring a direct vote
on nominations for governor, lieuten
ant governor, members of congress
and the state legislature."
Chairman G. J. Diekema, in his ad
dress, warmly commended President
Roosevelt for his attitude toward the
trusts, the colored race, the keeping
of treaty obligations and the recogni
tion of Panama.
Senator J. C. Burrows, as temporary
chairman, addressed the convention
and a recess was taken.
UNANIMITY IN OHIO
Republican State Convention Adopts
Platform of Party Principles.
Columbus, Ohio, May 18.The re
publican state convention reconvened
here to-day with a small attendance.
Governor Herrick presided.
The platform adopted reviews the
achievements of republicanism since
the first republican convention in Col
umbus in 1854, indorses RooseveU and
We invite to rally with us all who be
lieve In continued protection to American
industry and labor sound finance ex
panding trade "and increasing commerce
peace with all the world, but the main
tenance of every American r^nciple and
the defense of every American interest
the American merchant marine adequate
for our commerce in peace and to pro
tect it in war a navy commensurate
with our importance as a nation an
army sufficient for our defense the Pan
ama canal to connect the oceans and fa
cilitate our commerce a lofty diplomacy
in the affairs of the world the extension
Continued on Second Page,
FAIR TO-NIGHT AND THURSDAY.
TOLD THE CZAR
A FORECAST OF
WHAT MAY HAPPEN
Kuropatkin Tells the Czar That
Strategic Mistakes Are Al- V~
Bpeoial to Tho Journal.
most Irremediable. J*
Japanese Forces Seen Northeast
of MukdenThat Town in
Grave Danger. '.&
Paris, May 18.Figaro says
that the czar has received from
General Kuropatkin a dispatch
giving a gloomy forecast of what
is likely to happen in the immedi- Ifl
ate future. General Kuropatkin
tells the czar that it is almost im
possible to remedy by the con
centration of troops the strategic
mistakes that have been com
A month ago General Kuropat
kin sent a message to the czar,
from Mukden, saying that every
thing was in chaos. Since that
time the conditions have grown
much worse, owing to the defeat
on the Yalu and to the semi
demoralization of the Russian
KURQPATKIN IN RETREAT
St. Petersburg Gives It Out That He)
WU1 Stop at Harbin. *f[
St. Petersburg, May 18, (6:40 p. m.)-
Confirming the Intimations that It Is Gen
eral Kuropatkln's purpose to avoid a de
cisive combat with the Japanese at the
present stage of the war, the statement
was made by the general staff tp-day that l
the commander-in-chief Is making prepa
rations to fall back on Mukden and then
THAT NORTHERN COLUMN
Mandarin Announces that the Jape
Are Northeast of Mukden, ^s
Paris, May 18.A dispatch ttf%l
Temps from Mukden says that the
mandarin of the district northeast of
Feng-huang-cheng has notified the
Tartar marshal at Mukden of the ar-^^g
rival of the Japanese in ,1ns territory, t?%
which Indicates that their objective is* &
to turn Liao-yang by the northeast. ,,f
"The steady rain of the last two^
days," the dispatch adds, "has inter
rupted the progress of the Japanese $
toward Liao-yang, the artillery be- 1
ing unable to move owing to heavy Ji
Forward movement was re-
NORTHEAST OF MUKDEN
Japanese Forces There Place Kuro-
patMn in Grave Danger.
Rome, May 18.According to a tel-*'^
egram received from Tokio, two Jap
anese divisions have arrived near
Mukden with the object of cutting
General Kuropatkln's line of retreat
London, May 18.That General Ku-^
ropatkin's position is one of danger is"1
the inference drawn from the news
that a Japanese force has appeared
thirty miles to the northeast of Muk
den, which is considered the strategic
center of southern Manchuria, since*
upon It all roads converge.
The Japanese, by gaining a position
well to the Russian flank and rear,
threaten the Russian force at Liao
yang with envelopment, and their ap- 1^
pearanoe at this point, in the view of
the Daily Mail's expert, must compel
instant retreat from Liao-yang unless
General Kuropatkin is prepared to _j
meet the fate that overtook Marshal J^
MacMahon at Sedan, and to be shut in
by the converging move of the Japan-L
ese from the southeast and northeast.
Everything from the Russian point
of view depends on whether he knew
of this movement and already has i
taken steps to remove all his baggage^ *i
and the bulk of his forces from Liao-*-~(
According to the Standard's Tien-_i
tsin correspondent, General Kuropat-^M
kin has left for Harbin, Viceroy Alex-*
leff still being at Liao-yang with 20,-
BATTLE OF POLANDDEN
Japanese Occupy the Heights, Losing
Washington, May 18.The Japan
ese legation has received the follow
ing cablegram from Tokio:
"The commander of the landing
forces in Liao-tung peninsula reports
that between the 5th and 16th there
have been skirmishes, a Japanese de
tachment successfully driving the
enemy back and destroying the tele
graph and railway. At Polandien and
vicinity on the 16th, after serious
fighting, the Japanese occupied the
heights three and one-half miles from
Kin-chau. The Japanese casualties
were 146, including nine officers
CHINESE PORTS OPENED
The Celestial Government Begins to
Get Into Dine.
Peking, May 18.An imperial edict
voluntarily issued to-day opens to the
commerce of the world the ports of
Chinan-fu, Wel-shi-En and Chou-tsun,
on the Shan-tung peninsula,
Chow-cheen, the industrial center
of the province, is also to be opened.
Wei-shi-en is a station on the rail
road midway between Kai-chau and
wWd DAIJNY ALIi GONE
Russia Admits I Was Destroyed^
Japs Hold tbe Peninsular. A
St. Petersburg, May 18-Advices re
ceived by the general staff show that
the Japanese practically are masters
of all of the southern end of the
The removal of the guns from the
fortifications erected at KlzHcfoatf ^n4