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the republican party has been "a.party
which did things," and did them safely.
Th orator hoped to have the country
'lose sight of the fact that is now,
in both of its legislative branches, a party
lof passivity, of non-action, of obstruction
'to reform and progressin a word, a
party whose only sacred precept is the
Shibboleth which maketh them known,
one of them to the other a shibboleth
drawn from the gambler's table "stand
iat," a prophet born of cowardice and
to move.
Mr. Williams took up the repub
lican platform, which, in speaking of
the access of the republican party to
power after Mr. Cleveland's second
administration had expired, used this
W then found the country, after four
years of democratic rule, in evil plight,
oppressed with misfortunes and doubt
ful of the future. Public credit had been
lowered, revenues were declining, the
de bt was growing, the administration's
Attitude toward Spain was feeble and
mortifying, its standard of values \va-
threatened and uncertain Labor was un
employed. Business was sunk In the de
pression that succeeded the panic of 1893.
Hope was faint and confidence was gone.
Paraphrased Republicans.
The speaker paraphrased in great
detail, applying the paragraph to the
Harrison administration and the con
ditions when Cleveland succeeded to
the presidency in 1893 Going from
the repeal of the Sherman purchas
ing act which repeal he termed a
nostrum applied to the panicky con
ditions of the time, Mr. Williams de
clared the gold basis "was established
by the demociats, "aided by repub
lican legislators who thought they
saw in it the final disruption of the
democratic party." traced the ri se
in wheat prices, which, he declared,
Sleeted McKinley. went on.
A greater falsehood was never uttered
than that wheat, or anything else, went
up because Mj McKinley was elected.
Let the republican party beware and let
all men who love their country beware
of carrying this doctrine of government-
created prosperity any further. If the
idea is once firmly imbedded in the human
mind there will be no saving its teachers
from the wrath to comestate socialism.
Antitrust Plank.
Let us see what the republicans have
to say for themselves in connection with
the great trust question. This is the lan
guage of the platform: "Laws enacted
by the republican party and which the
democratic party had failed to enforce
have been fearlessly enforced."
What has the republican party done
in this legard? One of the chairmen
at the republican contention (I have
forgotten whether it was the temporary
Or permanent chairman) says it has en
joined the beef trust W would not have
known it if somebody had not told us.
The injunction does not seem to have
any practical effect upon the beef trust
or upon the price of beeksteak.
I think it was the permanent chairman
of the republican convention who said
that the democrats killed trusts with wind
and the lepunlicans with law Where
are the corpses? There is but one that
I know of. and it properly belongs to
Governor Va Sant I is the spoil of
his sword and his spear.
Tariff Matters.
I read from the republican platform
again: "Tariff rates should be readjusted
only when conditions have so changed
that the public interest demands their
"Public interest" in this connection,
considering the voice which has uttered
the words, is good Public interest,"
from the man who wrote it and the
convention which adopted it, really means
protected interests.
How can public inteiest dema nd the
alteration? Ho can it make the demand
heard? There is only one way that I
know of to make a demand of that sort
heard, and that is to vote down the men
who say that all is well enough and that
the gospel of humanity, as far as the
tariff is concerned, is all Included in the
phrase, "stand pat.
Will any sane man say that Ameri
can public interest has not already "de 1
mand ed some alterations" in the tariff1
The trouble is and will be as long as the
republicans are in power that private in
terests won't allow any.
The curious thing about a man who Is
obtaining benefit by special legislation is
that he insists upon playing two antag o
nistic roles. One day he is an industrial
baron, boasting of having "conquered the
markets of the world" and of being able
to keep them, because his goods are bet
ter or cheaper. Th _next day he Is
knocking at the doors of the committee
rooms of the national legislature begging
a continuance of "protection" against the
pauper labor of the very mark et in which
he actually sells his goods What sort
of "condition" is it that will justify pub
lio interest in demanding an alteration?
Suggests a Plank.
Suppose the following plank iiad been
presented to the republican convention,
does anybody believe that it would have
been adopted? namely "Demanding a
reduction of tariff taxation upon trust
produced articles to the point where for
eign competition may enter the American
market whenever trusts and combines
seeking a monopoly had raised their prices
to the American consumer above a just
and reasonable profit, thus using Ameri
can law as a shelter to protect them In
extortion upon the American people while
jthey charge them prices higher than those
charged foreigners for identical articles."
Suppose that an actual condition of that
sort had been shown, as it has been,
would anybody advocating anythi ng I
have indicated with a view to meeting
that conditi6n have obtained any hearing
from that convention?
Elective Franchise.
With regard to the republican plat
form's plan for congressional action
to determine whether, by special dis
crimination, the elective franchise in
any state has been unconstitutionally
limited, Mr. Williams made the charge
of duplicity. said:
Whether or not the suffrage has been
1 "unconstitutionally limited" is a matter
for the courts to determine, and a report
of a republican committee on elections In
the last congress so confesses it. If a
man be "unconstitutionally" denied the
suffrage, then, after a determination to
that effect, he can votethat is his rem
edy and the: right remedy. Having voted,
of course, there could be no reduction of
representation on this account. But all
this deceives nobody. Th real object of
the republican party is to reduce southern
representation, without reducing that ot
Massachusetts, Connecticut and other
Mr. Williams predicts that this re
publican plan will serve to unsettle
business generally and disturb affairs
in the south. calls it the "enter
ing wedge to a new period of southern
What Democrats Will Do.
Closing, Mr. Williams said:
But enough about the other party. Some
things about ourselves one thing the
OOKatry can rely upon, the democracy will
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It's a weak stomach, a stomach that can
not properly perform its functions.
Among its symptoms are distress after
eating, nausea between meals, heartburn,
belching, vomiting, flatulence and nervous
Hood'sSarsaparilla Cares a bad stomach, indigestion and dys
pepsia, and the cure is permanent,
Accept no substitute.
Wednesday, Evening,
Arkans as Has-Be en Who Called Con
vention to Older.
nominate for president a man trained in
the ways of the constitution, who^lll not
usurp legislative or judicial functions, who
will not recklessly violate international
usages, even with the weakest nation, no
matter how tempting the profit to be
reaped by it who will not keep people
guessing about what he is going to do or
say next it will norninate him upon a
platform ignoring dead Issues and deal
ing with every present live issue in tones
certain and unmistakable, favoring econ
omy of administration* enforcement of
honesty in the public service, a wise and
business-like revision and reduction of
the tariff by the friends of the masses
and of the commonwealth and not by
tariff beneficiaries and their representa
tives alone, a reduction which shall aim
at equality of burdens and equality of op
portunities and whose ultimate object
shall be to raise a revenue by taxation to
support the federal government in virility
but in simplicityan object to be reached
in a business-like, conservative and com
mon-sense way, with due regard to exist
ing conditions, and by steps constituting
in themselves an object lesson for their
own justification and for the justification
of further reforms.
It will not falter wh en it comes to de
claring for a reduction of tariff taxation
of trust-produced articles to the point
where foreign competition may enter the
American market, when combines, seek
ing monopoly, raise their prices to thfe
American consumer to the point of ex
tortion, nor will It falter in declaring for
reduction where American concerns hab
itually charge American consumers higher
prices than those charged foreigners for
identical articles.
For Reciprocity.
It will come out flatfooted for amicable
rathev than retaliatory trade relatidns
with the other nations of the world, and
especially for generous reciprocity with
A democratic administration will find In
our treatment of Cuba an example of
American courage, justice and magnan
imity, an example to be imitated as soon
as it can be wisely and safely done In the
Philippines, ultimately leaving them, and
giving them the promise now thus to
leave them, free and independent, to
work out their own destiny in accordance
with their own race traits, tendencies and
The democracy, in my opinion, believes
that the white man will have trouble
enough to maintain In its full integrity
the white man's civilization in all par ts
of his own country, and it is neither his
duty nor his right to superimpose his
civilization by force upon the brown man
in the brown man's country
A democratic president, such as he
whom we shall nominate, will devote him
self to the faithful execution of the laws
of the United States as they*are written,
without executive construction or usurpa
tion, whether under the pretext of neces
sity or under the pretext fsuperior wis
dom, and will leave to the legislative
branch of the government the duty of
making and unmaking and amending
A democratic administration once in
power will put an end as far as it can be
done, and as quickly as possible, to all ex
isting iniquitous partnership arrange
ments between the federal government
and favored special interests. It will re
duce the revenues of the general govern
ment to a sum adequate to the needs of
economical and constitutional administra
tion, plus a safe working margin for con
tingencies which cannot be foreseen
It will speak out unmistakably against
the republican policy of starting home de
velopment In order to feed the schoolboy
appetite of national prestige and more
display of strength. I will bring about
the upbuilding of a merchant marine, and
bring It about without new or additional
taxation upon the people and without
bounties from the public treasury, sim
ply by a recurrence to those laws which
were in force wh en we had a merchant
marine of which every American citizen
was proud.
Rights of labor.
.Under a democratic administration the
rights of labor will be recognized as no
less "vested," no less "sacred," no less
"inalienable" than the rights of capital,
and both will be dealt with justly and
impartially according to their right.
Above all, and in conclusion, a good
"Platforms are like sauscges. W
sometimes appreciate them less when we THE ELOQUENT COCKRAN AND
know how they are made." THE GOOD-NATURED MARTIN
democratic administration will ponder and
practice the simple precepts of Jefferson's
first inaugural address. I Is the political
"sermon on the mount" for democratic
Gentlemen, it is in the power of no man
or party to assure success. I Is In the
power of the humblest to serve it. God
grant that we may have it. Le us by the
character of our platform and the char
acter of our candidate deserve it Let us
trect a standard to which all good men
may repair. With that Injunction, gentle
men, I declare this convention ready for
A 2 06 p.m. the band played the
national anthem, the entire convention
and the spectators being on their feet.
The playing of "Dixie" by the band
later developed a tremendous out
burst of shri ll cheering.
A 2 60 p.m. Convention adjourned
until 10 a.m. tomorrow'.
Togo Sends Pour Torpedo Boats
Into HarborOnly One
St. Petersburg, July 6.A few
nights a'go Admiral Togo attempted
to repeat the Japanese explo it with
torpedoboats at Wei-hai-wei during
the Chino-Japanese war by sending
torpedoboat. destroyers into the har
bor of Port Arthur for the purpose of
sinking ships at their anchorage, but
the attempt ended in disastrous fail
ur e.
Four torpedoboat destroyers suc
ceeded in creeping into the harbor,
which was not protected by booms,
but only one escaped. Two were sunk
by the shore batteries and one was
The reckless bravery of the Japan
ese in going to almost certain destruc
tion excited nothing but admiration
here. The channel at Port Arthur is
so tortuous and strewn with wreck
age without, that evidently it was re
garded as unnecessary to use a boom.
O account of the difficulty of getting
into the harbor, the feat is consid
ered in naval circles to be fully as
daring as that of the Japanese at
Wei-hai-wei, where Japanese torpedo
boats, in a storm and covered with
ice, were jumped over the booms pro
tecting the harbor and destroyed Chi
nese warships. A far as known, the
Japanese torpedoboat destroyers did
not even succeed in launching tor
The exact date of the attack is not
ascertained, but it is said to have been
Saturday. I is believed other de
stroyers participated in the attack.
Only four, however, succeeded in get
ting in.
A dispatch received here from
Vladivostok this afternoon does not
mention the Russian squadron.
I was announced from Tokio, July
8, that a belated report from Admiral
Togo recorded a desperate and suc
cessful torpedo attack at the entrance
of Port Arthur during the night of
June 27, in which a Russian guard
ship and a Russian torpedoboat .de
stroyer were sunk.
Siberian Fleet Said to Have Won a
Liao-yang, July 6.There are per
sistent reports in circulation that a
hot engagement occurred yesterday
northward of O-en-san, between the
Russian Vladivosto k, and the Japanese
squadrons, which ended favorably to
the Russians.
General Oku's army is retiring, evi
dently with the object of "concentrat
ing on Port Arthur. Siege guns are
being placed in position at Kin-chou.
The departure of two additional di
visions for the seat of war isr -reported
from Nagasaki.
The heavy rains which fell all day
yesterday have converted the Tai-tse
river into a wild, swirling torrent,
making it a defense against the Jap
anese. Today the sun is shining and
the temperature is 40 degrees centi
Some of the Russian detachments
are performing remarkable marches
in spite of the bad roads.
General Kuroki's forces include
many men armed with the old pat
tern rifles.
JAPS HEM I N 20,000
Russians Said to in Serious'Plight
at Mukden.
New York Sun Special Service.
St. Petersburg, July 6.According
to reports from Liao-yang it is
rumored there that a force of 20.0Q0
Russians is surrounded by the Japan
ese at Mukden and is in a very serious
position. A greater portion of the
garrison at Port Arthur has, it Is
stated, made a sortie and was com
pelled by the advance of a large force
of Japanese to retire, after suffering
severe- losses.
New York Sun Special Service.
Wlnsted, Conn., July 6 Eben S. Gibbs
of De Moines, Iowa, aged 72, Is visiting
his brother, Wesley Gibbs., who is 62 .and
whom he has not seen in forty-two years
and believed dea&
^nu '^U^*-
Movement Against Ju,(|ge
clared t^Iifekke-^^Iuii
'dried Delegated-^\
Pennsylvania Leadfer Whose Delega
tion Swings to Parker.
1 Tg?g?
From a Staff Correspondent.
St. Louis, July 6.The drift towards
Judge Parker continues, and while the
developments of the 'past twenty-four
hours have not insured his nomina
tion beyond controversy, they have
added considerably to his prestige.
The anti-Parker forc es claim today
to have made goodf with their plan
of yesterday to get together 400 dele^
gates in opposition to the Parker can
didacy. These delegates are not
pledged to anybody fpr the preslden
tial nomination. The alliance wMl be
over as soon as Parker^is defeated.
A prominent .Tammany man said to
me this morning th ak the 3 o'clock
conference yesterday afternoon had
borne good fruit and that Parker
could not be nominated.
"Of course," he added, "people may
be lying to us but on the face of
things we will have enough votes to
prevent Parker from winning."
informant added, that it was the
purpose of some of thase 400 to vote
for Charles A. Towne 6ri the first bal
lot, this plan being the only one under
which they could be swung against
Parker. Towne, it is understood, con
sented to this arrangement with some
reluctance, for he does not desire to
pose as a presidential candidate.
has been very busy for two days, and
is one of the leading,men of the anti
Parker crowd.
'Distrusted with Gorman.
Mr, Towne, with others, is dis
gusted at the failure of Gorman to
keep his promise and come to St.
Louis. One of the reasons advanced
for Gorman's bad faith is that he has
been promised the chairmanship of
the national- committee in case Parker
is nominated.
If this is the case, he has been cap
tured by the Parker people, just as
former Senator Turner,of Washington
has been. If Parker is the nominee,
Turner will have the lead for second
place, provided he can swing the
mountain and Pacific states, except
ing California. If Parker is defeated,
Turner will drop out of sight, so far
as second place is concerned.
The money plank of the convention
promises to be the substance of the
plank adopted by the Mississippi state
convention, and drafted by John
Sharp Williams. I says the silver
question has been r&moved from the
field of politics by the timely discovery
of gold in large quantities in Alaska
and elsewhere, but there is nothing in
it hinting at an indorsement of the
gold standard nor of apology for the
democratic position in 1896 and 1900
Other Honors Considered.
With the presidential nomination
so nearly in Judge Parker's hands as
to permit the politicians a moment
for consideration of some of the other
matters which ffre to come up in the
national convention,-the vice presi
dency and the chatrmanship of the na
tional committee are (doming in for
some consideration.
The cards were put up several
months ago for Torn- Taggart of In
diana as national chairman, and it was
with the understanding that he was to
be chosen that he wentt to work and
carried Indiana against Hearst, after
a contest which, for underground
and dark-lantern methbds, equaled
anything that was done in Wisconsin
by the contending factions there or by
the Dunn men who bolted in Ramsey
and Hennepin counties la st week.
Taggart was encouraged in the be
lief that he was to manage the cam
paign and it was not until the Indiana
delegation reached S Louis that the
sincerity of the consfeffvative leaders
wa -questioned. Now these leaders
ar&- dealing -with^Taggar* precisely &a
Turner's Chances.
But for this situation, the candi
dacy of Senator Turner of Washington
for second place on the ticket would
be good. I may be that Turner's case
will be good despite this Indiana com
plication, but as yet the Parker lead
ers have not made peace with the
Indiana leaders. O the surface the
Turner candidacy is leading, but it
will not do just yet to count too
heavily on it.
Turner is fortunate in having for
his friend practically every democrat
who was a United States senator, with
him. Pettigrew of South Dakota, Can
non of Utah, Harris of Kansas, ex-sen
ators, Senator Dubois of Idaho, Hoke
Smith of the last Cleveland cabinet,
the senators from Louisianathese
are some of his ardent supporters.
Turner will be nominated by Conrad
Robinson of Spokane, and when the
roll of states is called, in alphabetical
order, Alabama, the first state on the
roll, will yield to Washington, in or
der that he may be placed before the
The state of Washington, however,
is not a unit in Turner's support, and
here may grow up a stumbling block
in his pathway. The delegation con
tains Parker and Hearst men, with
the latter in the majority, and they
can't quite agree as to whether the
state shall support Turner. The dele
gation met twice yesterday to talk it
over, but could not agree, and is to
meet again today. Unless this row
can be straightened out the Turner
candidacy may not get the send-off
which his friends want.
The Turner candidacy carries with
It the plan to throw all the mountain
and Pacific states, except California,
to Parker, and it is this which is
causing the trouble in the Washington
delegation, which is instructed for
Opposition to Turner.
The chief opposition to Turner
comes from certain conservatives who
say that If Parker is nominated and
elected his life will be the only thing
standing between the presidential of
fice and a man who came into the
democratic party only a few years
ag o, thru the popullstic gate, on an
issue which is now dead and whose
policy as president nobody can fore
Senator Turner's friends deny that
his candidacv is inimical to Hearst.
They know that his candidacy Is be
ing encouraged by many of Parker's
backers, and this fact, they think,
has led to the report that Turner was
being used as a catspaw by the Parker
leaders to pull the mountain and Pa
cific states into line for Parker. The
Washington delegation today decided
to support Turner loyally.
W. W Jermane.
St. Louis, Mo July 6.Thirty-five hun
dred packing-house employees in East St.
Louis have voted that the wages of the
laborers employed at the packing plants
must be increased from 15 cents an hour
to 184 oents.
The resolution adopted announces
the purpose of them to strike in case the
demand should be refused.
Similar meetings have been held in Chi
cago, Kansas City, St. Joseph and Omaha.
The resolutions from each city will be
forwarded to the union headquarters, from
which the packing companies will be noti
fied of the time in which the demand must
be met Th packing-house employees
represent the various department* of all
the plants in East St. Louli
W r'!^S^y?
some men deal with a woman of whom
they have tired. They don't dismiss
her peremptorily, and yet all their ac
tions go to show that they wish she
were out of the way.
The Indiana men have not been able
to get any satisfaction out of either
Sheehan or Hill since reaching St.
Louis. The situation finally became
so strained that the Indiana delegation
at a caucus held yesterday appointed
a committee of three to wait on Hill
and Sheehan and feel them out as to
N Pledge for Taggart.
All that the committee got was a
red-hot jolly. Many pleasant words
were spoken of Taggart and the work
he did irt keeping Indiana from going
to Hearst, but never a word was said
about making him national chair
man in case Parker should be
nominated. Indeed, the New Yorkers
refused to discuss this matter at all,
saying that the question of who was
to be national chairman would
come up late r, after the presidential
nomination had been settled. There
was not time to look into it at pres
All of which leads the Indiana men
to believe that it is the plan of the
Parker managers to select Gorman or
some Tammanyite for national chair
man. This may be the reward Gor
man is to receive for staying away
from the national convention.
But what is to be done for Indiana?
Here is where the boom for Kern of
Indiana for vice president comes in.
This boom is not fathered by the In
diana men nor do they profess to
know anything about it. I has
originated with the New Yorkers, who
probably think Indiana will be sat
isfied with anything "equally as good."
Butr.a$parently it wilPhot be The
Itidianans are sullen and are watching
the drift of events, to'see where they
get off.
July 6, 1904.
Minnesota Member of the Committee
on Credentials.
Continued From First Page.
Fals, and the debate was threshed all
over again, and settled by the same
vot e, except that Llnd and Vasaly re
fused to vote, the count standing 11
to 9. The Hearst men then carried
other committee places on the slate
without opposition, as follows:
CredentialsJ. Corrigan, Min
RulesFrank Larabee, Minneap
Member of Committee to Noti fy
Nominee for PresidentDr. W W
Mayo, Rochester.
Committee to Notify Nominee for
Vice PresidentCharles D'Autremont,
For National Committeeman.
The anti-Hearst men then wanted
to defer the selection of a national
committeeman, and C. A Nye voted
with them, but the vote being thus a
tie, the motion was lost, and nomina
tions were made. The Hearst men
named T. Hudson of Duluth, and
John Lind then proposed Orville Rine-
Minnesota Member of the Committee
on Resolutions.
hart of Minneapolis, one of the Hearst
managers, who helped beat him in
Hennepin. extoll ed Mr. Rinehart
as a political manager of great capa
bility, who had never lost a fight, but
anything with a Lind endorsement
was doomed to defeat by the doughty
dozen of Hearst men, who voted solid
ly for Hudson, and thus ended the
sessi on with one more turning down
for the party's three-time standard
Mr. Lind's friends are free to say
that this revival of the factional fight
is a calamity to the party and will
injure its chances this fall. The
Hearst men seem quite satisfied, how
ever, with the evening's work.
Minnesota's Vote.
Minnesota's vote for president will
be divided on the first ballot among
at least three candidates, unless the
situation changes materially.
The present outlook is eight votes
for Parker, eight for Hearst and BIX
for Charles A. Towne.
Delegates who were on both sides
of ,the contest la st night have agreed
to get together and vote for Towne,
not considering
date, but as the logic al stopping: place
for the Minnesota vote until the situa
tion develops further.
The Hearst men are jubilant. All
they are trying to do now is defeat
Parker, and they have strong hopes of
doing- it.
"We have fourteen anti-Parker.
votes,"" said Frank- Larrabee^ "We*
1 don't care where they go on the first
him as a real candi-
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We want to close out several hundred
pairs of odd lots in boys' and youths' can
vas oxfords with leather coles and 160
pairs of men's tennis oxfords
with rubber soles, in lot are all
sizes, at, pair
Also 182 pairs of children's patent leather
and kid one strap slippers in
sizes 8% to 11, value 79c,
at, pair
Shoe Store
219-n? Nicollet
ballot, but they will not go to Parker,
nor will all go to Hearst. W don't
care for Hearst now. What we want
is to beat Parker, and we are going to
do it. Mr. Corrigan and myself are
the only ones from Minnesota in
structed for Hearst."
Frank A. Day and Buck have
agreed to vote for Towne, and three
or four others are inclined now to fol
low their lead. They are ready to go
to John Sharp Williams if he shows
The anti-Parker leaders of Minne
sota are in close touch with the steer
ing committee of hastily formed anti
Parker organization here and they
have done their work well.
Towne is not considered seriously as
a candidate and does not expect to get
many votes, but he is willing to be
used as a hitching- post to tie delegates
who are unattached and must be kept
away from Parker.
Minnesota has attracted little atten
tion here, having no headquarters.
The state's delegation has figured lit
tle in calculations of strength of dif
ferent candidates.
Charles Cheney.
North Dakotans to Vote for William*.
South for Hearst.
From a Staff Correspondent.
St. Louis, July 6.The North and
South Dakota delegations caucussed
la st evening and selected their chair
man and members of committees.
North Dakota, which had been evenly
split between the two factions, but
bound by unit rule in case a majority
should be found, compromised be
tween Hearst and Parker, and de
cided to cast eight votes on the first
ballot for John Sharp Williams of
Mississippi. This outcome was en
tirely pleasing to the Hearst men, as
it cut off three or four possible Parker
E E Cole of Fargo was elected
chairman of the delegation and Siever
Serumgaard of Devils Lake, a Hearst
man, went on the resolutions commit
tee. Charles T. Bade was made a
member of the committee on creden
tials and the other committee places
were filled as follows: Rules, William
Woods, Bottineaunotificatio of
nominee for president John Fried,
Jamestownnotificatio of nominee
for vice president, T. Merrick, Ham
ilton. Mr. Merrick was alternate for
J. Birder of Park River, killed in
Wabash wreck, Sunday, and so takes
his seat as regular delegate.
South Dakota caucussed in former
Senator Pettigrew's room and re
turned his hospitality by electing him
chairman of the delegation and mem
ber of the committee on resolutions.
Other committee places were filled as
follows: Credentials, Chauncey
"Wood, Rapid Cityrules W Bren
nan, Lake Preston notification of
nominee for president, John A Stran
sky, Pukwananotificatio of nom
inee for vice president, Henry S. Volk
mar, Milbank.
Considerable amusement was
caused by contest filed against the
Hearst delegation from South Dakota
by Smith of Armour, who sent
in a list of eight contesting delegates.
Mr. Smith made a contest on his
county in the state convention, and
now, without holding any state con
vention, has named a delegation of his
own. Two of the men he has named
as delegates are here attending the
fair, and say they have nothing to do
with the contest.
Charles Cheney,
Minneapolis Man Wins First Place fW
Amateurs at Winona Shoot.
Bpeoial to The Journal.
Winona, Minn., July 6.The Interstate
association shoot ended at noon today.
L. E. Parker of Minneapolis wo first
place as amateur, with 470 out of ft pos
sible 495.
C. O. Lecompte was the first profes*
sional, with a score of 473.
Frankfort, Ky., July 6.General Joseph
H. Lewis, famous as commander of the
"orphan brigade" in the confederacy*
dropped dead today. was chief jus
tice of the court of appeals over twenty
Gray Matter!is
Bright Ideas

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