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23st Compiled From Prepaid
Ticket Numbers by the A. E.*"
Johnson Company.
Several Whole Families Bound for
Minnesota Wiped Out by the
Of the total passenger list of the
steamer Norge 451 tickets we re sold by
the A. E Johnson agencies In this
country the remainder abroad. Pas
sengers for the northwest numbered
126. Immediately after news of the
disaster, Mr, Johnson, at the head
office In New York, set a
force of clerks at wo rk pre
paring from the ticket numbers as
complete a list as possible of prepaid
passengers who sailed in this vessel.
The tremendous task was quickly a c
complished and to-day the list of
northwestern passengers reach ed the
Minneapolis office.
This list will be read with great in
terest in the northwest, where so many
of the ill-fated passengers were bound.
The list, giving name, age and des
tination is as follows.
Northwestern Passengers.
Anders Person 26, Cottonwood, Minn.
Fr. J. Holmqulat, 18 Grove City, Minn.
Kersten Hurd, 20, Llndstrom, Minn.
Hanaluo L&ngaan, Jttcknon, Minn.
UUwaul Bonn, 34, Madison, S. D.
Ole JenseD, 28, Willniar, Minn.
Jens Danleluon, 18, Gerh Dnnlelson, 18, Weta
klwin, Canada.
Johiimiu Arneson, 17, Wlllmar, Minn.
Rolf Vaagaasen, 17, OlTar Vaagaasen, 18,
Richaidton, N
Knri Larson, 22, Fosston, Minn
Mrs. Anna England, BO. Anton, England. 9
Earold England. 7. Hedvlg England, 4, Anna
England, 2, La Moure, N. D.
Anton Alitad, Mayville, N. D.
Mrs Elma Vlk, 36 John Vlk. 18. Hriga Vik,
11, Hans Vik, 10, \lbln Vlk, 8, Thoiolf Vik.
6 Selmu Vlk, 4, Dallas, Wis.
Karl Englund, 18, La Moure N. D.
Lasse Ophflm, 18 Meckinock, N. D.
Jorgen 0. Berkeland, 17, Kersten Berkeland.
10 Fisher. Minn
Margaret Aaihus, 20, Lanesboro, Minn.
Karon Hanson, 20, Pelican Hapids, Minn.
Karl Mathjeson, 27 *Mr. Mathiewa and
two childien Devflbr Lalce? ~N I
Hehner Batten, 21. Denbigh. N. D.
'4 Lisa Hagen, IT, Denbigh, N.
Jens Jonannesen, SO, Mrs J*nannesen, 60
Elnei Johannesen, 17, Albert Johannesen, 14,
Ellsworth. Wis
Hans Olson, 18, Brandt, S H.%.
i Bernhatd ArneSen. 28, Sioux Fans S. D.
Emma Pedersen, 20, Sioux Falls, 3. D.
Ingeborg Oiaa*. 27, Sioux Falls, S D.
Johanna Kodset, 20, Mllaca, Minn.
Johanna Jesperson, 10, Cummings, N. D.
Anton Holderson, Dalton, Minn
Andrew Krestenson, 47, Mrs Thea Krestenson,
40, Karen Krestenson, 17, Theodor Krestenson,
12, Thora Krestenson, 8, Hedvlg Krestenson, 4|
Johan KiesteuSon, 2, one Infant, Dallas, Wis.
Kniit Hanson. 21, Walcott, N. D.
Helmer Olson, Devils Lake, N D.
Herman Post, 18 Hutchinson, Minn.
1 Jorgenson, 17, Mlnot, N D.
Justin M. Wedin, 85, Martin Wedln. 10, Jo
tan Wedln, 17, Alma Wedln, 14, Fridlot Wedln,
11 Frlda, 0, Frans, 7, Thune, 4, Hugo, 8, onO
Infant, Little Falls, Minn.
Olga Jeremlason, 21, Elbow Lake, Minn.
Sivert Boe, 20 Gary, Minn.
Johan Toreerson, Spring Grove, Minn.
Jonas O Nilson, 20, Sandstone, Minn.
Johan Larson, Horace, N. D.
John Stromberg, 23, Mora, Minn.
Johanna Bergemoen, 38, Bertha Bergemoen, 9
#fai'la Bergemoen, 7. Andreas Bergemoen, 4
Anna Bergemoen, 3, Bottineau, N.
Hans O.
Mr Mathild a 87. Hokanson,
1 Iva Hokanson, 10, Mathilda Hokanson, 9
a Hokanson, 7, Sine Hokanson, 4, Johan
Hokanson, 3. one infant, Parker's Prairie,
Thorborg Cornelluson, Ounvald Corneliuson,
Herman Cornelluson, 14i Ella Corneliuson, 10,
Arthur Corneliuson, 8, Henrlk Corneliuson, 8,
.West Superior, Wis.
Ole Moen. 26. Vienna, S D.
i- Aalln P. Severtson, 20. Baldwin, Wis.
Hans H. Wing, 48, Doroethea Wang, 45, Shell
I Lake, Wis.
I Mrs. Katjirlne Bratnstedt, 34, Enghardt Bram
ftedt, 11 Jennie (0) Gerda (4), Guetaf (3), one
infant. Hendrurn, Minn
Katnrln .Svenson, 21 Lauris Svenson, 3, Mar
taus Svenson, Wllmot, S.
Lam Is R. Laursen, 20, Vermillion, S. D.
i Sigurd Amundsdatter, 43, Ingeberg Amunds*
'flatter, 17, Torger Amundsdatter, 15, and three
Children, Thompson. N. D.
Asblorn Bjerge, 10, Bryant, S. D.
Karl Varhaug, Fosston, Minn.
Nils O Nelson, 10, Honeyford, N D.
Ludvig Bettolfaan, 23,'Glenwood, Minn.
Selma Osbeck. 20, Dunnell. Minn.
Sofia O Anderson, 05, Anna E. Karlson, 16,
acy, Minn,
ugust Rystrom. 28 Westboro, Wis.
'istaf II Johann^son, 17, Kensington, Minn,
ir.Jls D. Nelson, Windom. Minn.
Anton Olsen, Northv%ood, N. t.
Erik Nelson, Wells, Minn.
Pernllle H. Berven Portland, Ore.
Name appears In list of rescued.
Another Boat Lands After Six Days of
Aberdeen, Scotland, Ju ly 6.Anot h
boat, containing seventeen survivors
of the Danish steam er Norge, which
foundered off Rochall reef June 28,
h'-was landed at Aberdeen, Scotland, last
flight by the steam trawler Largo Bay.
The contingent now being cared for
rat" Aberdeen consists of twelve pas
sengers, the third mate of the Norge,
the quartermaster, a steward, a lamp
{.trimmer and one of the crew. They
drifted at the mercy of the Atlantic
.for six days. When both water and
food were gone, and when the occu
pants were almost too exhaust ed even
to hope, the trawler hove in sight on
.Ju ly 4. They had eked out an exist
ence on two biscuits a day.
When the survivors we re dragged on
boa rd the trawler the fishermen we re
i obliged foroibly to prevent them from
eating and drinking too much.
The third mate says that three other
boats started with that rescued by the
Largo Bay. One of those contained
thirty-two persons, including several
women and children. Another boat
had fifteen men, with the second mate
\in charge. The third boat had ten
men on board. The survivors parted
company with the three boats on
July 3.
For these boats the British gunboat
Leda, the government fishing cutter
Jackal, the steamer chartered by the
t)anish consul at Glasgow and several
xi other vessels are diligently searching.
Partial Idst of Survivors.
New York, Ju ly 6.A partial list of
J- the survivors has been giv en out at
Continued on Sixth Page,
Secretary Hay Orator at Semicen
tennial of Party at Jack
son, Mich.
Jackson, Mich., Ju ly 6.Five thou
sand people assembled in Loomls
park here tod ay to celebrate the fif
tieth anniversary of the birth of the
republican party "under the oaks" in
this city July 6, 1854. It was here
then that the first state convention,
acting under the name of "republi-
can," was held. The state ticket
nominated on that day went thru a
heated campaign to election day suc
Secretary of State John Hay, who
was private secretary to Abraham
Lincoln, the first republican president,
was the orator of the day. Other dis
tinguished guests present weie Speak
er Cannon of the national house of
representatives, Senators C. W Fair
banks of Indiana, republican candi
date for vice president, and United
States Senators R. A. Alger and J. C.
Burrows of Michigan.
James O'Donnell of Jackson pre
sided at the morning exercises. Mayor
William H. Todd of Jackson wel
comed the visitors, and Governor
Aaron T. Bliss responded. Attorney
General Charles A. Blair of Jackson
read a paper on the history of the
republican party. Thomas J. O'Brien
of Grand Rapids, the next speaker,
was one of the participants in the
original "under the oak s" convention
of 1864.
An interesting feature of the exer
cises was a body of Fremont voters,
for whom 1,000 prominent seats had
been reserved. Grand Army uni
forms, crutches and silvered locks
were conspicuo us among them.
The distinguished guests attended a
reception at the Hotel Otsego at noon.
Address of Secretary Hay.
Soon after p.m. the program at the
grove was resumed. Senator J. O.
Burrows of Michigan introduoed Sec
retary John Hay, the orator of the af
Secretary Hay reviewed the record
of the republican party since its be
ginning with the ability of a states
ma n, a historian and an orator com
bine(W* Perhaps he, as no other man
In the country, knows the history of
the party. When it Is said,-therefore,
that his review of the party's past was
masterly, the word "masterly
all that it an mean as -so applied.
Mr. Hay, passing from the history of
the party to the present and imme
diate future, said, in part:
W are not claiming that we monopo
lize the virue of the patriotism of the
country There are good men all par
ties, I know far better men than I am
who are democrats. But we are surely
allowed, in a lo\e feast like this, to talk
of what has been done by the family and
at least to brag a little of the democrats
who have helped us. We come before the
country in a position which cannot be
successfully attacked in front, or flank,
or rear. What we have done, what -we
are doing, and what we intend to doon
all three we confidently challenge the
verdict of the American people The
record of fifty years will show whether as
a party we are fit to govern the state of
our domestic and foreign affairs will
show whether as a party we have fallen
off," and both together will show whether
we can be trusted for a while longer.
7 means
The 1004 Platform.
Our platform Is before the country.
There is certainly nothing sensational
about it It is substantially the platform
on which we won two great victories in
the name of McKinley, and it is still
sound and serviceable. Its principles have
been tested by eight years of splendid
success and have received the approval
of the country. We stand by the ancient
nays which have proved good.
It would take a wizard to guess what a
dainty dish our adversaries will set before
the sovereign people tomorrow. One thing
is reasonably sure: They will get as near
to our platform as they possibly can and
they will by implication approve everything
McKinley and Roosevelt have done In the
last four years. They will favor sound
finance and a tariff which will not disturb
business rigid honesty in administration
and prompt punishment of the dishonest
the Monroe doctrine and an isthmian
canal. To be logical they ought to go on
and nominate the republican candidates
who are pledged to all these laudable poli
Roosevelt as an Issue,
But they will not be logical. They an
nounce* their plan of campaign to be not
pro-anything, but anti-Roosevelt.
Even on this issue they will dodge most
of the details. Ask them, has the presi
dent been a good citizen, a good soldier, a
good man in all personal relations? Is
he a man of Intelligence, of education?
Does he Know this country well? Does he
know the world outside? Has he studied
law, history, and politics? Has he had
great chances to learn, and has he im
proved them? Is he sound and strong in
mind, body and soul? Is he accessible and
friendly to all sorts and conditions of
men? Has he the courage and the candor,
and the God-given ability to speak to the
people and tell them what he thinks?
To all these questions they will answer
yes Then what is your objection to
him? They will either stand speechless or
they will answer with the parrot cry
which we have heard so often: He is un
In a certain sense we shall have to ad
mit this to be true. To every grade of
lawbreaker, high or low to a man who
would rob a till or a ballot box t$ the
sneak or the bully to the hypocrite and
the humbug, Theodore Roosevelt is more
than unsafe he is positively dangerous.
Coefficients of Safety.
But- let us be serious with these good
people. What are the coefficients of safety
in a chief of state? He should have cour
age the wisest coward that ever lived Is
not fit to rule. And intelligence we wa"nt
no blunder-headed hero in the White
House. And honesty a clever thief would
do infinite mischief. These three are the
Continued-on Sixth Page,
Texas Senator, Who Will Be Per
manent Chairman.
Four Hundred Tammany Braves
Make Vain Appeal for
St. Louis, July 6.Senator Hill a n
nounced this morning that United
States Senator Joseph W Bail ey of
Texas had been agreed upon for per
manent chairman of the convention.
Outside of this announcement there
was little doing about New York's
headquarters this morning except a
vigorous demand by 400 Tamany
braves for seats in the convention
a demand which National Committee
man Mack could not gratify. Sena
tor Grady of New Yo rk appealed to
Senator Hill, but the latter told him
he could not assist him.
Then Senator Grady accused the
Hill people of bad faith, and said that
th ey were purposely keeping out the
Tammany people to prevent applause
Jtpr ftny, othe*^&>n *!Mq$w)Mft
Gyang Tse, Tibet, July 6.An as
sault by a British storm party of
Ghurknas and fusiliers on the Jong
(fort) here was successful. The fort
was captured. The Tibetans fiercely
resisted. Lieutena nt Gordon of the
Thirty-second Sikhs is among the
killed, but the British casualties were
not great.
Denver, Col July 6.Two persons were
killed and forty-seven injured yesterday
afternoon in a car which broke loose from
a t"aln and dashed down the mountain
side near Cripple Creek.
Congressman Thrice Beaten in
Apportioning of Honors by
Minnesota Delegation.
From a Staff Correspondent.
St. Louis, July f.The Hearst
squadron rode roughshod over John
Lind in the Minnesota delegation
meeti ng last night A a result, Min
nesota's most distinguished democrat
is witho ut a place of a ny kind in the
organization of the convention. None
but Hearst men 4yere put on guard.
Mr. Lind himself is disposed to be
philosophical, and laughs at the three
hour squabble, but he to ok a most
active part in it while it lasted. A
for is friends, they are bitter in de
nounci ng the Hearst men for turning
down their old leader. The mildest
term applied to the Hearst delegates
is that they are ""crazy."
The discussion' la st night ranged
over every Incident of the recent state
campaign, which was fought over
aga in in every gory detail. Frank
Larrabee and H. L. Buck, who led the
debate for the Hearst men, plainly
said they did net, consider Lind a
proper representative of the delega
tion, because fce^as a Parker man
and in work on tfi(e platform commit
tee would followpthe dictates of his
Mr. Lind resen^l this. said he
had no desire for a. place of any kind,
but did not wajafcUo.
plac ed in a
false position-
It would make |*f difference to him
in shaping the plsMtform what candi
date was to be nominated, except that
he would fa#or a^more conservative
platform if Hearst shou ld be named.
expressed himself quite satisfied
with Mr. Bryan's platform, and said
he would like to jSJee it presented by
Bryan himself. once more stated
his determination 4 .retire from pub
lic office. A,.
Pleas for Iftod Futile.
C. t. O'Brien watf T. D. O'Brien
pleaded hard for raoognition of Mr.
Lind on accounti of Ills record, his in
fluence and his Standing, in the^,j?arty,
but their pleas wete* in vain^ The
Hearst men who 3*fd lost B Duluth
had a chance to getf^evenge and final
victory*j. and did not propose to be
-Tftey put thU slate thru just as It
was tt^f&'W&? fWfB**- 9JM* exception.
They hacVslated Lind for\chairman of
the delegation &nd when the caucus
met proposed his name. declined
flatty and H. L. Buck was then named.
This started a dlscussion,\ which
lasted for an hour, ending In a, test
vote, on Which the anti-Hear st 'men
voted for Rosing. Buck was elected
by the following vote: For Buck
Mayo, Craven, Larrabee, Corrigan,
Vasaly, Mealey, Evans, Q'Hair, Saf
ford, D'Autremont, Ny e, Buck, 12.
For RosingLind, O'Brien, Rosing,
Virtue, Day, Taylor, Gress, Armsott,
O'Connor, Thompson, 10.
Mr. Llnd's name was then presented
for member of the committee on reso
lutions by C. D. O'Brien. Frank Lar
rabee named C. B. Vasaly of Little
Continued from First Page.
^MX-m%*&s$sm Hypnotist Bryan seems to bare lost control over bis patient.
Temporary Chairman of Democratic
National Convention.
Nomination of New Yorker Prob
able, Tho Opponents May
Defeat Him.
From a Btaff Correspondent.
St. Louis, July 6.The opening day
oil the democratic national convention
sees the situation as to the presiden
tial nomination unchanged. Parker
Is far in the lead and is nomination
seems likely. A the same time,
however, his prospects are no more
favorable at this time than tho se of
many a defeated candidate for the
nomination have been before him and
it may yet be possible for his enemieB
to concentrate against him and defeat
hi m. The fact that thjy are as actively
at ~woric tod ay as at any previous
time, and profess to be hopeful of,
success, makes confident prediction
that Parker will certainly be nomin
ated somewhat unsafe.
The trend of even ts is so distinctly
toward Parker, however, as to indi
cate his early nomination, possibly by
the second ballot. If it were a betting
proposition, I shou ld say the chances
were at least seven out of ten in Park
er's favor.
Tammany is now acting as it did in
1892, when it counseled against their
renominati on of Cleveland, saying he
could not carry New York. A form al
statement of the Tammany position
was giv en out in Chicago when the
convention was in progress. The con
vention disregarded the opposition ot
Tammany and renominated Cleveland.
It looks as if it would again disre
gard this same opposition, and nomi
nate Parker.
Row Develops in Demonstration Evoked by
John Sharp Williams and Brooklyn Deler
gate Is Ejected from Hall by the
St. Louis, Ju ly 6.Exactly at noon
Chairman J. K. Jones of the national
committee called the democratic na
tional convention to order. His ap
pearance on the platform and the
sou nd of his gavel brought forth a
cheer from the floor and galleries.
Chairman Jon es directed the ser
geant-at-arms to secure order.
continued belaboring the table with
his gavel but it was some time before
quiet reigned.
the time the hall was one-third
filled the heat had begun to increase
to a noticeable degree. The great ma
jority of the delegates and visitors had^
provided themselves with fans and the'
auditorium viewed from the speaker's
desk was one yellow flutter, as th?
palm-leaf fans bobbed back and forth.
The delegates lost but little time in
removing their coats, and the com
plexion of the lower part of the hall,
black at first, became lighter and
lighter, as the ooats disappeared and
the shirtsleeves became evident.
The first ripple of applause that
went across the convention came
from the galleries when the Texas del
egation marched In bearing their flag
of red, white and blue, with the single
A white silk banner beari ng the in
scription* "Florida democracy safe and
sound," was borne into the hall short
ly after the Texans had arrived, and
was also greeted with applause.
This was five minutes, before 12,
and up to that time not a handolap
had been offered to a ny man who had
entered the hall. The platform was
crowded with members of the national
committe e, but the crowd paid no at
tention to them.
The Fhilippino delegation came in
with their banner, which was not
floating free like those that had
tered before it. It was an American the cheers and cries fell, there would
flag of Bilk wrapped closely arou nd
the staff and tied hard and fast. This
was done, aocordlng to one of the
Philippine delegation, "with deliber
ate intent," as if to show that the
democratic convention did not recog
nize the Philippines as part of the
Chairman Guffy of Pennsylvania
strode in closely behind t*ie Philippine
flag' and,"WKs~1*eiR*trry
California's appearance with a huge
silk bann er mad" -sttk- ^Asnscrican flags
and a' yell "California, California?
Hearst, Hearst, Hearst," caus ed cheer
Bryan Rose for a Cheer.
Just as the California delegation
reached its reservation after march
ing up and down the center aisle, Wm.
J. Bryan, who had come in unnoticed,
arose in his place and was giv en a
cheer. Then an enterprising member
of the Montana delegation created a
diversion by vigorously ringing a cow
Again Chairman Jones demanded
that the conventi on be in order and at
once directed the secretary to read the
call for the convention.
Applause followed the readi ng of
the call. After quiet was restored,
Chairman Jones announced that the
convention would be opened by prayer
by Rev. John Cannon, pastor of
Grand Avenue Baptist church of S
During the invocation the conven
tion stood. Dr. Cannon's voice was
entirely inadequate to reach even the
oenter of the hall. The prayer occu
pied several minute s.
Enthusiastio cheering greeted the
chairman 's announcement that he was
directed by the national committee to
appoint John Sharp Williams tem
porary chairman and C. A. Walsh
temporary secretary, and John Mar
tin, temporary sergeant-at-arms.
The chairman appoint ed Colonel J.
M. Guffey of Pennsylvania and M.
Harper of California to esoort Mr.
Williams to the chair. A the plat
form was inclosed by a railing, it
was necessary for the committee
and Mr. Williams to climb over the
railing. The committee lifted Mr.
Williams safely over and the entire
conventi on burst into cheers as he
ascended the platform.
"I have the honor to introduce to
you John S. Williams as temporary
chairman," said Chairman Jones, and
again the convention cheered.
Williams Speaks.
Mr. Williams was attired in a light
gray suit and a'white waistcoat.
delivered his address calmly and with
out gestures. Several cries of "louder,
louder," interrupted Mr. Williams as
he began, his clear but not powerful
voice at first failing to reach parts of
the hall.
A Williams proceeded, is
voice increased in volume and the
delegates listened attentively.
Convention Amused.
The convention appear ed consider
ably amused at Mr. Williams' humor
ously sarcastic references to the "mu-
tual admiration society" of Mr. Roose
velt and Mr. Root, and when he read
a eulogy by the president on Mr.
Root, the delegates laughed and ap
Mr. Willjpms spoke in an ironical
tone that caught the fancy of the
convention, and he was interrupted
time and time aga in by laughter.
Cheering was evoked by the speaker's
statement that Mr. Rooseve lt had
found praise for only three presi
dents"Geor ge Washington, Abraham
Lincoln and himself"and when he
asked if the "hell-roaring Jake
Smith" order was a sample of the
moral sentiment for which the repub
licans stood, a lusty cheer broke forth.
A great part of Mr. Williams'
speech was delivered under great dif
ficulties, for the speak er and tho se
of his heare rs who were suppos ed to
be most directly interested in is re
marks. The aisles leading past the
delegates we re packed by dense
throngs, who kept up a constant hum
of conversation that smothered Mr.
William s' voice. Policemen who we re
in the space arou nd the
platform to keep others away, did it
by occupying the space themselves to
the exclusion of all others.
times the speaker stopped and asked
that the talking cease in order that
he might make himself better under
Mr. Williams mentioned the name
of Mr. Bryan in discussing the price
of wheat during the first Bryan-Mo
Kinley campaign. The utterance of
the name called forth a little applause
and some cheers. A second later
mentioned the name again and the
applause was not repeated.
Cheer lor Cleveland.
A mention of the name of Grove*
Cleveland was cheered lustily. A mo~
ment later the first scene of the ses-,
sion occurred. Mr. Williams declared I
that it was a brazen effrontery for the'
republican party to attempt to seize
the laurels of Grover Cleveland. A
genuine outburst of applause fo l
Cheer after oheer rolled thru the
hall, and altho the chairman used the
gavel vigorously the convention was
soon beyo nd his control. New Hamp
shire delegates climbed upon their
seats and yelled vigorously. One Iowa
man of the Hearst-instructed delega
tion from that commonwealth, stood
up and waved his hat frantically, and
a wild chorus answered him.
"Three chee rs for Grover Cleve-
land," shouted an Alabama delegate,
and they oame with genuine power
and enthusiasm. N cry came from
Nebraska, where Mr. Bryan and is
friends sat. quietly, without taking
part in the noise. Again and again
the cheers came in dense volume, de
spite numerous cries of "order," and
the strenuous pounding of the ohalr
man's gavel.
Then Mr. Williams sat back and
watched the sce ne he had created. As,
be a renewed outbreak and the dem
onstration lasted eight minute s. f/^
Brawl in Center.
Tim Murphy of St. Louis, standing'
in the center aisle and encouraging
the demonstration, was first requested
to take his seat and then ejected from
the hall by John I. Martin, sergeant
at-arms. Murphy wa^jrushed towarde
the platform byr Martin thru a railing
and down a narrow-stairway leading
omder th* ^tage. i
Another "encounter between Murphy*
and Martin to ok place in the passage
way under the stage. Murphy then
permitt ed himself to be taken from
the hall by two officers.
Murphy said that he endeavored to
assist in securing quiet, but his efforts
were misunderstood, a,nd at the direc
tion of Sergeant-at-Arms Martin he
was forcibly ejected from the floor by
a policeman, and landed among the
newspaper men. Here he endeavored
to explain that he had been acting in
the interests of quiet and order, but
his explanations fell on a deaf ear,
and despite his expostulations and
threats, he was finally taken from the
building by the police in charge of
Captain Schroeder.
For several minutes after the Mur
phy incident the demonstration con
tinued. Finally, In desperation, Mr.
Williams threaten ed to discontinue is
"You have placed me here, I am
your servant. If you don't want me
to continue, it is your pleasure," he
This announcement was effective
and Mr. Williams secured control, the
demonstration that his mention of
Cleveland had caused, dying slowly
When he said that he had heard
that Dewey, Schley and Miles were
democrats, that a .republican admin
istration had snubbed the first, tried to
disgrace the second and insulted the
third, the convention aga in broke out
into shouts and applause.
William s' Voice Falling.
this time Mr. Williams* voice
was failing. It grew weaker and he
was heard with difficulty even by
those very near the platform.
Mr. Williams' flow of oratory was
uninterrupted for some time. A re
sponse of applause followed his de
nunciation of the republican claims of
prosperity because of the tariff. Cries
of louder were again heard in various
parts of the hall.
"I wish I had the lungs to speak
louder, but I cannot," answered Mr.
"What did you say?" came a voice
from the gallery.
So rapidly did the noise Increase
that Mr. Williams began to address
himself directly to the persons on the
platform. This brought forth from
the galleries loud cries of "time" and
"louder." Mr. Williams, with all the
voice left, turned to the audience and,
with considerable feeling, took up the
race question. When he referred to
the incident at the republican con
vention when a colored child and
white child were both on the plat
form waving flags during one of the
demonstrations, there we re cries of
"This is a white man's country!" "~$0&
Police Tried to Clear Aisles. g|
So great did the noise become that
the sergeant-at-arms went down into
the hall and ordered the aisles
cleared. But the police had difficulty
in carrying out these instructions. Mr.
Williams had by this time been speak
ing an hour and twenty-five minutes.
"Now, a few words in conclusion,"
said Mr. Williams, "and if you are as
pleased to hear that conclusion as I
am to conclude, this will be the most
delighted audience that ever existed."
Wiliams closed his speech at 2:05
Mr. Williams devotes most of his
speech to an arraignment of Presi
dent Roosevelt, ex-Secretary Root and
the republican party, chiefly by as
sailing Mr. Root's speech as tempo
rary chairman of the republican na
tional convention, which, he says,
was largely historical. Mr. Williams
It was to draw away attention from
Rooseveltism and its volcanic, eruptive
and reckless character by dwelling upon
Several the fact that at some period of its history

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