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Dems at St. Louis Rather Expect
Hi to Enter Congressional
F. G. Winston or Some Man From
Country Suggested for the
Vrom a Staff Correspondent.
St. Louis, July 7 Before going
home, the leading: Minnesota demo
crats assembled here are going to
have some serious talks on the state
situation and the makeup of the state
ticket. All realize the opportunity to
get back in the gunning and see the
necessity of getting their feet under
them for an aggressive state cam
Strong influences will be brought
to bear to harmonize the Hearst and
anti-Hearst factions At present they
are openly hostile and suspicious of
each other. This will retard a settle
ment, and friction, if continued, will
make democrats helpless and harm
less in the state campaign
The Hearst leaders have worked up
hostilities to the Ramsey county
"Tammany" represented by "Car
dinal" O'Connor and the O'Briens, and
are not disposed to consult with that
element of the party. They insinuate
that it is too close to the same influ
nceg that nominated Dunn and will
not make a real fight against him.
For this reason the Hearst men are
not looking for advice from Ramsey
county as to the choice of a gover
norship candidate or the management
of the campaign.
Bennett to Take a Hand.
James R. Bennett, Jr, is now the
recognized leader among the radical
element in the state, and his triumph
over Lind in the caucus Tuesday night
will give him prestige. It is under
stood he will take an active hand in
shaping the state fight after returning
The discussion of candidates has
not reached a very definite stage.
Borne sentiment favors the nomina
tion of a strong Minneapolis demo
crat to take advantage of the situa
tion among' Hennepin republicans.
John A. Johnson of St Peter is favor
ably discussed, but because of friend
ship for Lind and his alleged connec
tion with Ramsey democracy, he is
not favored by the Hearst men here.
They realize the necessity of harmon-
lzlng the party, but are unwilling to
lose the reins of control themselves
Such a situation will naturally be
pleasing to the republican leaders,
who are hoping to see the dissension
continue and a weak candidate named
by the democrats.
Winston Well Thought Of.
W. W. Williams of Minneapolis has
wired asking for a poll of the delega
tion on F. Winston as candidate for
governor The delegates declined to
be polled, saying it was too early to
express a choice However, Winston's
name was favorably received by both
parties to the* recent unpleasantness.
The Hearst men recognize that after
turning down Lind it is up to them to
do something to heal up differences
Winston is acceptable to all Hen
nepin democrats, and they say he
would carry the county by a big vote.
The only question is how he would
run in the country districts. Against
him it is urged that a man like John
A. Johnson, L. Brown of Winona,
or Captain W Harries of Cale
donia would run strong in the coun
try, and, on account of the feeling in
Hennepin and Ramsey, would also
carry those counties
The disposition here Is to go slow
and not settle the governorship till
the question is ripe.
Lind Is Hesitant.
John Lind still turns a deaf ear to
all efforts to drag him into the gov
ernorship race, but his Hennepin
county friends are having some hopes
tha" he will reconsider his withdrawal
from the congressional contest Since
reaching St Louis, Lind has been op
portuned by John Sharp Williams,
Champ Clark and other minority col
leagues. They have put the question
to him in the light of duty and em*
phaslzed the need of his services in
As a result of their efforts, Mr.
Lind Is 'somewhat changing the tone
of his conversation He still says that
the governorship has no charms for
him, and that he would not want the
Continued on Second Page.
Minnesotan, Charmed, Yet Uncon
vinced, by Hill.
Charles Franzen Killed by a Fall
ing Wall on Ninth
Avenue S.
Charles A Franzen, 2402 Tenth
avenue S, was instantly killed and
Herman Gulbrandsen, 1103% Seventh
street S, seriously injured by a fall
ing wall at Third street and Ninth
avenue S at 7 30 this morning.
Franzen and Gulbrandsen were em
ployed in excavating for the new
bui'ding of the United States Radia
tor company, and had been ordered
by the foreman to dig near the wall
of the Minnesota Linseed Oil Paint
company, which adjoins the excava
tion. The men had dug nearly three
feet below the base of the founda
tion wall, leaving a shelf eighteen
inches wide Suddenly the sandy soil
gave way and the wall was precipi
tatad upon them.
Franzen was caught beneath sev
eral tons of rock and his body was
badly crushed, his brains being liter
ally strewn about the place
Gulbrandsen was almost out of the
way of the falling mass of stones, but
was struck on the head by a small
rock. He was taken to the city hos
pital, suffering from cojncussion of
the brain, but the Burgeons said there
was no fracture, and he would re
cover, i
Coroner U. G. Williams will make
an effort to learn whether the fore
man ordered the men into a place
that was obviously dangerous. An in
quest, however, will not be held on
account of the court ruling that an
inquest can be held only when there
is reason for the coroner to believe
that death has come about thru crime.
After the accident it was said by
bystanders that the ground was too
sandy to make it safe to dig three
feet below the base of so heavy a wall
and so close to it
The wall which fell was eight feet
high, built of heavy stone, and about
fifteen feet long.
Franzen, who was killed, was Just
starting his second day's work on the
excavation, having been employed
Masked Men Take Party of Five
From Hands of
Victor, Col., July 7.Anxiety is felt
here for the safety of five men who
were deported from this district but
have returned The men were placed
under arrest by the civil authorities as
soon as it was learned that they had
defied the deportation orders
Two deputy sheriffs started to escort
them out of the camp At a point
west of the city near the Santa Rita
mine, the deputies were suddenly con
fronted by half a dozen heavily armed
masked men. The prisoners were tak
en from the deputies, also the depu
ties' guns, and they were ordered to
return to town This order they
A short distance from where the
masked men first appeared the depu
ties saw a large band of masked men,
numbering about fifty.
Immediately upon returning to the
city, the deputies told the sheriff's
office and the military headquarters
of their experience Details of the
troops were sent out to search for the
men. Sheriff Edward Bell also head
ed a posse in pursuit, but both parties
returned to the city after several
hours* fruitless search The hunt has
been resumed by the military.
Oyster Bay, L. I., July 7.President
Roosevelt devoted the greater part of
today to work in his library. He spent
considerable time with Secretary
Loeb transacting official business
brought to his attention thru the
mails As he was away from home
yesterday a large number of matters
of minor importance had accumu
lated for his consideration After dis
posing of these the president did some
work on the address to be delivered
in response to the official notification
of his nomination No official visi
tors were received at Sagamore Hill
during the day, but there are a few
engagements for tomorrow and Sat
Mr Dooley will discuss
Andhrew Carnaygie's
Hayro Fund'
i In Saturday's Journal
You'll miss a mighty good thing if you
i miss that.
Obolensky, the Cruel, Instructed
to Avenge Blood of
New York Sun Special Service.
Berlin, July 7.The Russiflcation
of Finland is to be continued under
the cruel hand of Prince Obolensky.
Russia, after all. seems to have de
cided to punish Finland for the assas
sination of Governor General Bobri
koff If anyone can carry out a reign
of vengeance it is Obolensky. He dis
tinguished himself by his cruelty to
peasants, especially to women, during
the riots of Kharkov, in the spring of
last year. Ill treatment of women by
the Cossacks, conived at by Obolen
sky, provoked so general and violent
an outcry that even the submissive
provincial council found courage to
boycott him. His appointment as gov
ernor general means that the Russifl
cation of Finland will become a fact,
or that rebellion w^ll fill the country
with blood
Prince Obolensky has arrived in
Helsingfors with orders from the czar
to initiate an immediate policy of re
venge All Finnish and Swedish clubs
will be abolished Leading Swedes,
including the intellectual leaders of
the community, will either be deported
or exiled All Finnish and Swedish
newspapers which have published arti
cles sympathizing with the assassin
and his family will be suppressed.
Altho the grave of Schaumann, the
assassin of Bobrikoff, is watched day
and night by secret police, hundreds
to visit it daily. Numerous arrests
ave been made In the cemetery, in
cluding women and children, all of
whom are treated as criminals. Stu
dents of the University of Helsingfors
will also be made to suffer for Bob
rikoff's death. One hundred have al
ready been stricken off the rolls. Sev
eral professors are marked for dis
St Louis, July 7.After a ten-day
stay in St. Louis, Cardinal Satolli left
today in a special train over the Van
dalia for Indianapolis. From there
he and his party will go to Dayton,
Ohio, and then to Chicago, where
they will arrive July 11. From Chi
cago they will go to St. Paul, and then
by lake steamer to Buffalo. Cardinal
Gibbons will sail for Italy in August.
Kew York Sun Special Servioe.
New York, July 7The authorities of
Islip, L, set out today to arrest auto
mobilists running thru the village at an
excessive speed Ten arrests were made.
Robert Roosevelt, Jr, cousin of the
president, was one, and he was fined $28.
New York, July 7 Santos Dumont, th
aeronaut, sailed for Havre today1
steamer La Lorraine He took with him
the silk covering of his airship, which
was damagod recently at St Louis. He
said it was his intention to have the con
test at St Louis In October.
on the
Mr. Dooley will discuss
Andhrew Carnaygie's
In Saturday's Journal
You'll miss a mighty good thing if you
miss that.
To Whom Is Traced the .Fight on
John Lind.
Fight on Congressman in Minne
sota Attributed to Enmity of
Former Senator.
From a Staff Correspondent.
St. Louis, July 7.Friends of John
Lind think they see the fine Italian
hand of Charles A Towne, Tammany
chieftain and erstwhile senator from
Minnesota, In the action by the dele
gation caucus Tuesday night. Tho
Towne Is *iot a Hearst man, the nu
cleus of the Hearst omvement in Min
nesota was framed from Towne'a old
lieutenants, who still feel a certain
allegiance to him. James R. Bennett,
Jr., who led the Hearst campaign in
the state C. B. Vasaly, selected for
the resolutions committee, and T. T.
Hudson, new national committeeman,
are all old sixth district men.
Bennett has been keeping close to
Towne and also staying with the
Hearst delegates from Minnesota, so
the element duster ed around Lind
feels there is close connection between
the plans of Towne and Lind's defeat
for the resolutions Committee.
It is said, witbka ~cfoow of reason,
that relation** 3f|*iyF$%*
Lin and
Tbwne have ne/*,f*Jbeeft 'very cordial
s'ince the senaJO^lmr *piso4e. Towne
felt hurt because1
the appointment was
first offered to Jtmge Collins land felt
that his abilities Jand party services
were hot properly appreciated. There
is a suspicion among Lind's friends
that this feeling had much to do with
what they term the "anti-Lind com
bine" formed in the delegation Some
of the men who voted against Lind
have expressed sorrow for the out
come, but they were bound by caucus
agreement and it Is not likely any
amount of argument would have
changed them.
Northwesterners Quiet.
As far as noise and the spectacular
go, northwestern demoorats have cut
little figure here. They have been
modest, as becomes demoorats who
cannot hope to give any electoral
votes to the nominee. When it comes
to thinking parts, however, and shap
ing the course of events, the north-
Defective Page
Reason for Expedition Comes to
LightEnglish Ready to
Washington, July 7.The discreet
inquiries of the state department into
the object of the British Tibetan ex
pedition, as related in yesterday's
Associated Press cablegram from Lon
don, discloses a curious fact, namely,
that the British home government
was lukewarm, if not absolutely in
different in the matter of sending
Younghusband's expedition toward
Lhassa. Indeed, it is said here that
Colonel Younghusband was allowed
to go forward only to save the pride
of Viceroy Curzon. The latter fan
cied that he had not been treated
with proper consideration by the
half-wild Tibetans and, failing to se
cure what he deemed due official rec
ognition of the representative of the
Indian government sent by him Into
Tibet, he appealed to the home gov
ernment for an armed escort to secure
proper treatment for his envoys, and
the home government reluctantly as
It Is said here that the Brit
ish government has already in
dicated its willingness to with
draw the expedition as soon as
it can obtain from the Tibetans
promises of yielding the points at is
sue. These are pledges of freedom of
trade between the two countries and
official recognition of the right of
the British government's representa
tive to exercise his functions in Tibet.
The British are willing to retire on
this basis the more readily because
they are now satisfied that there is
no danger from Russian encroach
ments on India by way of Tibet, in
view of the tremendous geographical
It Is stated that the British govern
ment has welcomed the American
overtures as emphasizing the deter
mination of the American government
to protect the integrity of China.
Petoskey, Mich., July 7.The boiler
at Pfeifler & Burchess' sawmill at
Wabmemee, five miles south of here,
blew up today, killing William Reed,
William Franks and Engineer Thomas
Di$terson. John Fortune was scalded
so that he may die. All are young
mill men. Q.range Judd was blown
thrtr the air forty feet and knocked
Kew York Sun Speoial Service.
Chicago, July 7.A pursuit of footpads
In a patrol wagon, on a handcar, a freight
train and finally en foot for 300 yards thru
an Indiana swamp by the South Chicago
police* yesterday afternoon, resulted in
the capture of twenty-four suspects and
three identified prisoners who are charged
with having caused a reign of crime along
the south shore.
New York Sua Special Service
Indianapolis, July 7 "Hobby" Elliott, a
newsboy, slipped behind from a south*
bound car directly in front of a north
bound car at the corner of Market and
Illinois A big dog, which was running
east on Market street, swerved in its
course, leaped on the front of the on
coming car and hurled Itself upon "Hob-
by," knocking him to safety.
Permanent Chairman of Demooratic
National Convention
Washington Man's Vice Presi
dential Boom Shows Signs
of Weakening.
From a Staff Correspondent.
St. Louis, July 7.The action
the Michigan delegation yesterday af
ternoon in going to Parker under unit
rules goes a good ways towards set
tling the presidential nomination, and
the time has about come for saying
that Parker will be the choice of the
The anti-Parker forces have made
a gallant fight and do not yet con
cede defeat. They say they can de
pend on 400 votes, but it is more dif
ficult each hour to see where they
will come from. The evident honesty
of the anti-Parker claimants is one
of the puzzling features of the situ
ation. They undoubtedly believe they
can win, and in proof they point to
the claim that Parker has not yet got
two-thirds of the convention.
Conceding that perhaps a third of
the convention is not for Parker, one
must recognize that this third Is made
up of elements utterly lacking in co
hesion, and it lacks a leader great
enough to give It a cohesive turn.
If the anti-Parker forces are to
go down, as now seems likely, it will
be with colors flying.
There are signs today of the weak
ening of the Turner vice presidential
boom. The remoteness of his loca
tion, its relative unimportance politi
cally, his record as a republican mar
shal In Alabama: these are some of
the latest arguments use against
It transpires that New York, which
has been complimenting him, has
been doing the same thing with Mc
Corkle of West Virgina, Wall of Wis
consin and Kern of Indiana, with a
view to helping Judge Parker.
After Parker's nomination nobody
knows what his friends will do about
the vice presidency. Turner's friends
claim his case is still better than that
of any other candidate, but they con
cede that the conditions which will
dictate the vice, presidential nomina
tion will not crystallize until the presi
dency has been settled.
Turner's record as a silver re
publican and a populist, however,
is against him, and it is driving from
him many eastern delegates. Colonel
Guffey of Pennsylvania voiced this
opposition today when he said that
no conservative democrat could sup
port Turner.
"We don't know what his political
principles are," he added, "and if
nominated and elected, he would be
a standing menace to the party and
country, for if Parker should die, we
don't knew but he would out-Bryan
It Is noteworthy that both the great
parties have this year given more
careful thought to the vice presidency
than has been given it within the
memory of men now living. This is
owing to McKinley's death. What
happened to him may happen at any
moment in the future, and both par
ties seem more Inclined than ever be
fore to select for second place on the
tickets men of proper presidential
It was this feeling that nominated
Fairbanks at Chicago. It is this which
is shaping sentiment at St. Louis this
Turner's most dangerous compet
itor is John Kern of Indiana, Tag
gart of that state seems likely to be
disappointed in his desire to be chair
man of the national committee, altho
he said today that he felt confident
of success. His close Indiana friends,
however, do not like the situation,
and say openly they look for Taggart
to be thrown down.
If this should be the outcome, some
thing must be done to placate Indiana,
and this has led to the talk of Kern
for vice president. He Is not a can
didate, and his state Is not booming
him, but if he is nominated he will ac
Kern front Bight State.
He comes from the right state, po
litically, aside from the bearing of
the Taggert case, and besides he
would poll something better than the
straight democratic vote of Indiana,
which is very important. Kern, while
not a sliver man, supported Bryan loy
ally both times He would therefore
have Bryan's indorsement and would
poll the solid Bryan vote of Indiana.
He would also carry the gold demo
cratic vote of that state, which for
eight years has been republican.
These are weighty considerations
and must be taken Into account.
They should be kept in mind by north
western people who are following the
candidacy of Turner. At present the
nomination seems likely to go to one
or the other of these men.
Senator Carmack and Judge Har
mon are spoken of In this connection,
but the former is too fiery to suit the
Parker majority and the latter is not
even supported solidly by Ohio, nor
is it known that he desires the nomi
nation. WW*
Caucus for Stevenson. ^&**
There was a caucus last night in the
Continued on Second Page/
Chairman Clark Hopes to Be Able
to Dispose of Nominations
Giant Orators of Democracy Ex
pected to Contest Over Dis-
putedJJeats. v^sr
St. Louis, Mo., July 7.It was said
to-day ON excellent authority that
Mr. Bryan would make his greatest
effort before the convention in speak-,
ing to a minority report from the
committee on credentials. He has se
cured the proxy of Mr. Casper, the
Nebraska member of the committee,
and will himself present the minority
report. At the same time it is under
stood that he will not attempt to fight
the report of the committee on reso
With the prospect of a contest of
giant orators over the adoption Of
the report of the committee on cre
dentials, the convention hall filled,
early for the afternoon session. Long
before the delegates began to arrive
the galleries filled. The band gave
a concert, which was appreciatively
applauded and every number was en
cored. Women again predominated
among the spectators. The conven
tion officials have managed to organ
ize for more effeotive work.
As he was going into the hall*
Champ Clark said*
"I have reoeived a cordial telegram
from Senator Cockrell saying he would
be glad for me to act as permanent
chairman. If we don't get blocked I
see no reason why we should not dis
pose of the nomination for president*
some time to-night. I shall call the
vice chairman to the chair when Mis
souri's name is called and will nomi
nate Cockrell. I was determined no
one should say that I had done any
thing to endanger his chances."
St. Louis, July 7.The morning
session of the demooratic national
convention today lasted less than an^
hour. There was a delay in calling
it to order and at 11 o'clock it became^
necessary to take a recess until 2
o'clock to await reports from the com
mittees on permanent organization
and credentials.
The committee on permanent or
ganization met and elected Champ
Clark as permanent chairman. The
choice was unanimous
,The real cause for the delay was the
time needed to prepare the report of
the committee on credentialsi. The
committee disposed of the last
early this morning, but was
to have its report ready for the "eon
Bryan to Make Contest.
An interesting feature of the pro
ceedings before the committee on cre
dentials was the appearance at 3 a.ra.
of William J. Bryan, after the Illinois
contest had been disposed of. He
asked for a reconsideration of these
cases that he might make a minority
report. The committee ruled that no
reconsideration was necessary, and
Mr. Bryan was told to make his mi
nority report.
He asked those members who would
sign it to stand up, and the delegates
from Oklahoma, Wisconsin, Minne
sota and Rhode Island arose. This
action foreshadowed that Mr. Bryan
would make a fight on the floor of the
The committee sustained the action
of the national committee in all of the
contested cases save that from the
twenty-first Illinois district.
The order maintained in the con
vention hall this morning was a
great improvement over yesterday,
altho the proceedings were heard with
Report on Rules. ^V|&II
The first business was the presen
tation and adoption* of the report
from the committee on rules. The
question of representation of the in
sular possessions on the floor of the
convention precipitated the first con
test in the recent convention at Chi
cago, and that instance was duplicated
this morning.
s. 4
Expected Brief Session.
At 10 o'clock, the time set for the
opening of the second day of the con
vention, not 100 delegates were in the
hall There was general anticipation
that the session would be brief and
not over-exciting, the knowledge that
the resolutions committee would not he
ready to report the fact that Mr.Bryan,
a member of that committee, was anx
ious to mix up in the struggle over the
report of the -committee on creden
tials, and could not do so as long as
he was working on resolutions, all
combined to kill off interest for those
who were in possession of any in*
Continued on Second Page.

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