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NINETY-THIRD YEAR. ST. LOUIS. MO.. MONDAY, JULY 2. lf)00. PRICE I In St. Loots. One Cent. j Ontalde St. Lools, Tvo Ceyta. I On Tralna, Three Cents. HILL CONFERS WITH BRYAN -CONVENTION'S SILVER VIEW. f , New York and Indiana Expect to Combine. Overwhelming Majority Favors General Affirmation of Interview at the Nebraskan's Home Lasts Till Nearly Midnight. k DRAFT OF THE RESOLUTIONS IS READ. While Neither Talks, It Is Said That Hill Ap proves Bryan's View of the Plat form as a Whole. BKEPURLIC SPECIAL. J Lincoln. Neb.. July 1. Jair.es Creelman. telegraphing to the New York Journal to- j night, says. Ex-Senator Hill was in Mr. Bryan's house to-night ami the proposed Demo cratic platform b read to him from be ginning to end. Mr. Hill does rot asstnt to every ihrne In the platform, but lie ha made It plir.i that he is pleased ulth the document as a w hole. Mr. Hill came to Lincoln in repor.-e to a note written to him b Mr. Bryan, wins hat if the Nvv York leader coul.l find It onveniert to come to Lincoln he would It jlad to see him. The two leaders have had a frank talk. s Mr. Bryan rart the draft t.f the plat form to Mr Hill, each plank was discus-ed fully and fairly. 1. ...... .tt.ll.. MHnln That there Will be no struggle over the platform on the floor of the convention. Mr. Hill told Ml. Ilryan that New York State would be car ried this ear by the Democratic party and that his only desire ai to -ecure a plat form that would draw conservative voters to support the ticket. The first four paces of tho platform art devoted to linptrlall-m and u defense of the Declaration of Independence. The second plank reaffirms the Chicago platform in whole and in part, in letter and In spirit, and renews the demand for the free coinage of silvtr and gold at the ratio of 15 to 1. without waiting for the aid or consent of any other nation. The reaffirm Ul .m of the Chicago platform and the declaration in favor of free silver are contained In the same short plank. In reply to Mr. Hill's argument for tho omission of the ratio. Mr. Br an said ih.it the Democratic part could .not afford tJ evade any question. The true policy was to be boldly honest It will be remembered that It was Mr. Hill who made the principal speech in the Chi cago contention against the ratio of 15 t" 1. and that it was Mr. Bryan'.- famous reply that made him the Democratic nominee for President. The two men have not met sine? 1S96 until to-day. The plank on militarism Is powerfully Vrittcn. It points out the danger of a large, permanent standinT r.rmy as a pos - -niTse-ienace'to the iJiCAiiTe'; " can people. Another plank favors direct legislation by the people, another natne for which is "In itiative and referendum." Early this morning Ury Woodson, the National Committeeman from Kentucky, reached the cllv and went to Mr. Hrvan's house to talk over tne platform, men Mayor McGulre of Syracuse, who came on Mr. Bryan's Invitation, called. He favors Hill for Vice President Mr. Hill appeared a little later. He car ried a cane In one hand and a leather grip sack in the other. As he caught sight of Mr. Bryan his face lighted up. "Hello! How are jou? I'm glad to see jou." he said. "I'm glad to se you. Senator." said Mr. Bryan. The two leaders clasped hands. The mountain would not go to Mahomet, and o Mahomet had to come to the moun tain. Senator Hill's visit to Uncoln was the last and final proof of Mr. Bryan's su preme leadership Honesty, faith and courage had won the battle. There wai no embarrassment, no hesita tion In Mr. Hill's manner. The veteran was frank and cordial. Ho CONFER ABOUT PLATFORM. Democratic Leaders Think They Have a Plan to Unite the South, East and West. Kansas City. Mo.. July L It Is a notice able fact about the Democratic National Convention now assembling here that it is not a. gathering of leaders In the accepted sense. On the contrary, this is ijuite a dem ocratic convention, and one hears frequently and proudly the remaik that in this conven tion the dekjatts, representing tho people, will frame the platform and name the can didates. The conspicuous men here Jones, Hill. Croker. Murphy are not oerting any pow erful hand on affairs, their influence In the vice presidency contest Is not dicernable, and not until to-day have they evinced an Interest In smoothing away the rough places in the path of the platform. Most of the members of the Kxecutlve Committee ore here, including Chairman Joner. Vice Chairman Johnson, ex-Governir Btone of Missouri, J. M. Guffey of Pittsburg and George Fred Williams of Massachu setts, and they hold frequent mctings to de termine upon formal features of the con vention proceedlrgs. In one respect their determination to have the reading of the Declaration of In dependence a feature of th fourth of Juiy session Is both Interesting and significant, for it is In line with the strong effort being made to lend patriotic fervor to the presi dential nomination by making it on a na tional hoiidaj,. The Committee has chosen Charles II. Hampton of Petoskcj. Mich., secretary of the Michigan State Committee, to read the instrument. Despite the local opposition to u nomina tion on the first day ot the session, the members of the Kxeculivc Committee are giving it serious consideration. The mam difficulty In the way of such an airangc m'ent is the doabt on the idatform. for wlth-that settled it is believed that tho or ganization could be to advanced as to per mit, the nomination to be made on the first day. This has emphasized the doubt existing on the platform, and has been the subject of several interestlr.g private conferences dur ing the day. Th.j first of these was in Sen ator Jones's private rooms, when Mr. Cro hal cm to servo under the grcatt-t leader Democra.-v had Known on American soil in fifty years, a young, r man in ears and ex- wrl..!.. lull fvitifn'ii ff tht .iTTlTTIiin Teo- I - """ .- --- pie. The newsier r corie-iide!its crowded close, and Mr. Hill shook hands witli them all. Then Mr. liryan Introduced Mr. Hill to Pry Woodson, to Judge Tibbttts. one c.f tile Nebraska d-'legatos to tho National I'.iiiveii tion, und to seiral iltizeiis of I.h-.e.ilr.. Mr. Hill took a .-eul in Mr. Rr.van's car rltge. and the Deim-ratic leader drove his visitor to the Uncoln IUii. where both iefiNten.il their nam.--: David H. Hi'd. Albany. N. Y.. :.nd . Win. .1. Ilryan. City. Then they went to the dining-room and sat down to illrin-r. Major Mtliulre. Mr. Hugh's Judge Tib- '"- and Mr. Wordson sat at tie .irne table .villi them. Thre vva- great excitement in tho hotel when It was known that Mr. I'..-;.ii and Mr. Hill were together ami scores of citizen- went to the dining-room door to see for themselves. I'lesently a rough-and-ready inhabitant of IJmoln. Methane by name. arose fiotn one of the tables and walked over to where Mr. lJTyan and Hill sat. Mr. Ilryan intro duced him to Mr. Hill. "You vcted for Mr. ltrynn In I'M?" said Mr. McSl-.ane. Mr. Hill u eating an omelette. Ho nodded smilingly. "You did?" Mr. Hill nodded again. "Tin n why don't you say something for him?" The situation was embarrnliig Mr. B-yan smiled amiably. Mr. Hill laughed. Mayor McGulre looked solemn. McShane grew merry. He raised his big hand In the "If you believe In 1C to 1." h cried, "why don't you lome out and say so?" and the hand dvscinded with a friendly thump be tween Mr. Hiil'fi shoulders that knocked the food out of his mouth. Whereat there was a roar of laughter and Mc?hanc walked proudly back to hi seat. Soon after dinner. Mr. Ilryan drove Mr. "VLJIlll. tu-Ji-'house, and the Iong-Iookcd-fc , 1 conference on-theplatform begun. ' e. Of course. It is manifestly impo-slbie to; give the details of this discus!on. One thing Is sure, however. The specific declara- t lion favoring free silvtr at the ratio of 15 to 1 will remain In the platform and will be supported by the convention. Mr. Hi-1 will not be a candidate for Vice ; p,si,iin. h.. -nij M to-dav ill plain lan guage. All the idle talk n!out an ugly light In the convention Is dispi-d of by Mr. HI l's vi-it to-day. He has asl.ed for a modifica tion of the platform, ai-d he will prets i's views again when the Committee on Res olutions meets in Kansas Cit. but wlun ail ! said and done, he will abide by the de cision of the majority. He said so to Mr. Bryan to-night. Mr. Hill is prepared to make the fight of hl life for the Democratic party this ca-. and I predict his speech will be the greatest ncnt of the cor.entlon this week. Mr. Bryan has nol jlelded so much :; the braJth of a hair. HU cinstan.-y and h-i consistency have united the Di.inooraiI.- j party again. Mr. Hl.l will return to Kansas City o'clock to-morrow mornlnjr. at ker and former Senator Murphy called. They found Messrs. Johnson and Oatnnau of the Executive Committee with .Mr. Jones, and the talk soon tumid to the platform. It can be stated on the authority of one of the gentlemen participating that Messrs. Crokr and Murphy made no demands, nor did they submit any exact platform propo sition.but they app and more as counselors and adWsers in the general Interest of the party to urge that Judicious action on the platform would make the Ilast, particularly New- York, debatable ground In the coming campaign. Practically the entire discussion quite Informal at all times, was on the plat form, with a view- to securing united actljn by the irnst. West asu Sauth. After the conference It was stated with satisfaction ky those present that all the Indications pointed to complete unanimity and recon ciliation between the sections. Another tmetlns of the same general character occurred later In the day. Chair man Jcnes. ex-Governor Stone ot Missouri. J. M. Guffy. the successor of Mr. Harrlty from Pennsylvania; Mr. Campau and Mr. iwir.sou Dcing present. Again the plat- Jorm was gono oier. with st,..i-.i r,.r to learning wherein the Pennsylvania sentl- ..ici.1 couiu ne counttU on in the general move toward harmony. BRYAN FAVORS JONES. L't'Iievt's the .S-ii.-itor lunild Again Kuti the Campaign. Kansas City. Mo.. July l.-Some jntire-t t'as developed In the chairmanship of the National Committee, and it Is no longer concealed that there is a contest over It. The friends of Senator Jor.es of Arkansas are Interesting themselves quite actively to checkmate tho movement against him. In this as In all other matters an appeal has been made to Mr. Bryan, and those who have talked with him say that he wishes Senator Jones to again be chair man. He thinks that If the Senator should not be selected it would appear bofom the country as an evidence of want of confi dence in the present chairman. Mr. Brvan has told his callers that as the Kcpubllcans Kansas City. Mo.. .Tilly 1.-Throe of tin- dclc:;:ilcs:tt l.irm from In- ilhuiii. .lames MunliH-k. G. V. Men zle ami Utih liniislierty. cnllisl J mi Uicluml t'ruWr this afternoon to propose an alliance otTeti-lve and dcfeli-lve liolvvi-on Hie States of liiiliana ami New YoiU. Three In- (liana men represented to the leader of Tammany that the State-. of Indiana and New York had al- j waj K"iie the Nimi' way at na- timial elections, and were always on I he winning side. They then J nmilo the proposition to him thai, J j .( ; ,.., j,..,.,.,!,,!,,,; , ,i. X pic-ent should tllliteil s.tid to ami he lie tui convention, the Slates stand t itietlier, and lake action. The iirojw-.il i liave plensei! Mr. ('nicer, told the Indiana men that xlml to hear ilie propo-'- tion from ilii'iii. ami umilil be ul.id to take it under advi-ement. lmt i eolllil not iimleitake lo ive thrill a iiraiiee- until he had eonfetnil with the lilemlter- of hi.- delega linti. who had not as yet arrived. The Indiana men lold the New York leader Shut they were in liro- ei-ely the same situation a him self, and that iliey merely made i the inoiio-ithin as a preliminary to j future action, and that it iniitht lie taken under toii-ideration. The , and that it miht lie toii-ideration. The gallon, they said, had ,-eil In force, and they 5 Indiana (telega not vet urrlv tliem-elves were nol at liberty to J lake aetlnn whleli should hind their Mate to combine Willi the , Slate of New York on all proposi- lions that mitrlit come before the X eoiiveiitioii. .Mr. I'roker promised to lay the matler before the New York ilclciration. and the Iiallana ln-oplu said that they would take lltt'lUU .i(t I1IUI im I "'mum .... J It up with the liii'iilliors of their 2 ileleatinn at the ilrst nuetiiiK lieM $ liv It. It i- tinderstmd on boili side.- that a svcoml eniiferenet wiil be lieM late Monday or on Tin s- day. at settled. which the matler will b; ,.vfroi'e' e I LEADING TOPICS i -rg rviyjc E&FF21IPI If IV"lAl O tLl UDLlV.. For tllfinrl ""lionern nnt cnolpr .11iinilnt fair Turmlnj ; oiitIi:itrr ly, Hlilflln f lifnlrrty wIiiiIm. For llllnnln ThiintlrrHtoriiiK :ml NlinrrrrM M on t)n t ;fnlr nml ooolrr TuchiIb ; Trt-nli fotttIirntrl iIhiIm. For ArLiiiiMH I'nlr Mnmljiy unit Tu-Niliit cooler In nrMt'ra portion 3!anlu) t ftoulhrrly. h!t!ffliii; lo nortltTTMterly irlniN. CONVENTION FEATURES. Hill's Visit to ltrynn -Pare I. Summaiy uf Sunday In Kansas City Page 1 I reliabilities on the Platf- rm-Par" 1. Dckgati.s i'clKil on S"cond Place and Platform Page 1. New York and Indl ma Contemplating a Combine Page 1. Amo Cummlnga on the Situation Page 2. With the Arriving Delegations Page 2. Discussion of the Vice Presidency Page 3. Missouri. Illinois and Southwestern Delegates Page ft. The Silver Hepubllcans Page 3. Pr e. 1. Bryan and the Platform. . German Ministers Murdered and Many l.-'Miti'in.', Burned. Grrat Invents Are Near. War Is Not Yet Decluml. J. Tear C. V.. Workers Were Lost. St. Louisans Inconvenienced. After a Murder Suspect. C. Parker the Cl-olce of Ohio Delegates. Brcldcnthal on "Kniuall" Ticket. Jeering Leads to Serious Shooting. 7. Persona! Keeling Against Williams. Entries for To-Day. Young Spoiled Shut-out. Baseball Scores. Baseball Gossip. Trains Met Head-on. S. Editorial Announces Ills Besignation. Tenth Year in the Pastorate. Ia m-M M. Kumsey I.-iid to Best. Summer Amu-ements. liough llldcrs' Iteunlon Plans. Knights Templars Warned. 9. Southwestern Merchants' Picnic. I-cad and 7.1 nc l:e(ort Havana's Elected .Mayor in OfHc. -v Abandoned Babe Pound. Dance Was Disastrous. 12. Itcllglou.s Sermons and Services. II. Movement of Grain. Cotton Markets. Biier News. II. Rapid Work of a Wrecking Crew. Chicken Pander's Wrath Aroused Will Visit Her Pathcr. To Have Old-Time fourth of July. Atririnaldo Liv Ins May I. Will Name Meredith. Boocvelt and Altgeld. have re-elected the same chalrm-in 11 vould l Letter for the Iocrats To "how the same confidence hi their manager Those who want to displace Senator Jonea think that the committee should bT.onr! ganlzed that a man like ex-Sena?or Gorman would be chosen as chairman of the Ex ecutive Committee, which would result In ItaTeT vlsorous camMs In the Esutcra the SAY REITERATION Bryan May Insist Upon It, However Easterners Ready to Acquiesce in Will of the Convention. SUMMARY OF THE DAY IN KANSAS CITY. l.Y A STAIT (TiHUKSl'ONIiKNT. Ktinsis City, Mu., .Inly To-day did not brills the two t-oiillletlns points of iliwii-simi much nearer to :vlt lenient. A p dl of the delegates, who li:ne arrived in advance of the full delegations show.- that tac of the total delegacy of ilu convention will fntor a general atlirinatioii of the t'liicao platform. Then- will be UK! who will ln.-i.-t on a spiviiie tepetili f tin silver plank. Two hundred and thirty aii' mil yel npre-eniei! in Ktiu-as City :uni ran tiot be counted, though a great majority nic known to ugiee Willi the plan of general atliimatioll. Notwillisliiudiu this preponderance, there is a feeling I hat .Mr. Ilryan may force lit- own opinion upon tin- eoiiveiitioii. A uutuber ot Iiillnential leader.- will pie.-s the Kiiu.-iis .-liver pl.ink Ucfort: the t'ommittee on Ke.-olutloiis. The general party silualtoii is one of harmony. The Iaisteru delegates arc leatly lo aciuien in what the convention may do. The Western and Sotitli ern dele.ile ul-li to be conciliatory in the platform and lepre.-eiit llie Kat with tiie vice pres'deiicy. No tlce pn-sidential candidate so tar overshadow- other po Utilities. Hill intitiinie- that he will not let hi- name lie ti-eil. New York s-nys that It pnb ably will unite on IMiiforth. Hut thete Is no ccitnlnty aNiut what New Yolk want- or whether It wants the vice pieidentlal nomination at ali. It i- now considered as ainr.lig llie matters decided that Mayor Hose of Mil waukee will be temporary chairman and ('oiire man .I.ime.- 1). Uldiuril-oii of Ti line. ii- peruiiiineut chairman. Senator Jones pnduibly will lie tnralii eliainaan of th- NaliounI Cdtimittee. In the Mi-.-onti delegation llieie will l.e no lislit on Coverui-r Stone for mem ber of the National t'ommittee, but the i i;n-.-it; .n claim atdluy to keep him oir the Committee on lU-jltit!ou. BRYAN AND THE PLATFORM. Democrats Asking Themst:lves Whether He Will Override the Convention on the Silver Plank. itv n. k. co;:;i. ST.xt'K inn!:KSto.sun.T or rriiijc. J Kailsas City, Mo. July 1. There is to - dEy. as delegates liin to come In. cn lea disagretmMit about the platform than 'es- ttnl.'iy. but tlie dsubt atout Mr. Ilffll'. 1 atdlude still lemultis. Ill Tict there scni mote doubt. Kiry man who conns l.Te from I.hi mIii J ri ports that the prcsldentiil candidate's (;i- . naiid Is for a su-cillc nlttratlon 'it il,e ("l.kago s'ivtr pLirk. Cliarl-s 'lliuiru.s of Cjto'adi. one of th- luoii lntcr.s advocates of the reitrrull !. clilms that Mr. Brnn agrees perfectly with him. The friends of 1 hum-is as-ert ULit Mr. liran ishrr the Colorado min lo imvo the tHi'iliuu of t-mp'Tary cbairinan in or- ! dr ti.ul the opt-nliin sp-ech ma soiml ihj i; ' 1-tynote, and direct the course of the oo'i- vuition alcrg the line uf a sfccitlc 'ep 1 tlon of the plank. I it remilns tru that nine-tenths of th ! Ii-uncrits gatherid hire from all .iir's , f ll.e e.m.it y. de!ennt"S ard visitors. I.iglc : r a geniral atllrmatU.n of the i'IiI.md llatfcrn:. Nearlj all of the old guard .vho ;.".nl by Bland f MNmii'i H las la-g :h;.it ' fo: fne sllv r. take the po.dtlon that it -he Hastt-rn Dtnuernts fe l.us!n.-d men of ! the pirty. who hive b-vn doubtful, and n"sa a . the anti-McKinle llepablicans. will lie mt s 1 ls'b'l with a general attlrmiitlon. Ill rlhriit A 1 ci.urcslou should be made. It s.triii -and takt-s no btu'J.v.a.d i nciuiug, inej si I sli (i. The party is plulgeil to sliver 11s side mil as in 1SR. Ilrjnii Will 'Have III- Wiij. None of these ell leaders propose lo carry Into the convention a tight agnlnt Mr. Bryan if lie Insists on makli.g an l-ue of a literal repltltlon of the 16 to 1 plank. All they are willing to say Is that they hope for a decision from him to refrain from attempting to dictate the platform. tf ho insists they will let him have Ills way. New- York. Pennslvanla, the Nev Eng land States .-mil Mar laud will not. from present Indications, make a fight on the paltfnrm before the cjnventlon. Campbell and a few New Yorkers contend fur the complete abandonmuit of the Chicago sil ver plank But ("roller and Tammany v.iy that their State dUatlon will not per mit any contest on sllvi r to be made on the flour in the nunie of New York. Hill's pilgrimage to Bryan'- home to-day Is un derstood to express hl wllllngmss to aban don his intention of leading an pen light on the money question. Any protest will get no further than the Committee on Reso lutions. It must be remembered that Mr. Brynn lias not issued nn ultimatum on the sub- 1 Ject. He has said to every del. gale und 1 to every new-rape asking the question I that in his Judgment the ChlcuRu plank I should be specifically repeated; that any j ther course might be cons-.rutd into a !--! "ire to subordinate the money question. To such an inquiry Mr. Bryan could hnrdly unkr any circumstances say less. His record and hl. wisltlon would estop him from saying less. But he has not given his personal opinion In the fom of ; ni.inl fisto. He has not yet said that he woull not bow to the assembled wKlom of the party if it should not agree with him as to the exact form the sliver declaration should take. Mr. Thomas of Colorado and .Mr. Sulzer of New- York and many newspaper have been busily quoting Mr. Bryan's opinions. but none has lirougnt a mes-age to the eonventlon forcing the delegates to course of netloti. Ir m:i be that the conciliating I lolicy jet wil prevail. Silver I'IhiiU limited. To-day several members of the National Committee, ad free-silver men, held an in formal meeting and dratted a Mlvcr plan'c with which they hope to please aV elements of the party. They will not give it out. but there Is no doubt that the plank is a copy of the Kansas State declaration on silver written by Secretary J. . John'on of the National Committee. This utterance de clares strongly for the free coinage of .sil ver as it existed prior to 1ST3. The draft will be submitted to delegations, as they arrive, nnd if the prospect seems favorable, will be earnestly supported before the Commit tee on Resolution. A curious feature of the platform situa tion U that nearly all the solid Demo- Plank. IS NOT NECESSARY. Icratic Stat-s are for the r incillator" poliy on platform and Vice Presllmt. Thi I: cludes the whole Pouth. Tejtas.Arkansas.nl , the chlif Mismurl leadirs. Indiana and thi . "'"T do'' Stnfs are of the ram th.nk ';'K; K"c lM-' d-c?ates from Ncbrafka i.n favorable. t Mr llrtrnlf tt Hmnh-i fu n!- v l)ri.s;t., n ,he ,,ro1,.i ,.j.,y .h ,.tani,, ; with Suler and Thorna. Whether Mr. I l!ran will deteriulrr to override the over- whelmhiK opinion of tie convrntlon Is th- I i- ' "' -ua) m iuwas niy, j5 it ms jesterday Mlcr llepulillemi InOrnncr. I'niloutitni'y a strung influence it be'n exerted by the Silver Ipuhl leans who hold their unv.ntton 1 ere next weok. Th-y are asfc'rss:ve. fluent talkers and are numerous, 'liej nuve no Mule i to promise fur Mr. urjar. except. 4istLlr. Co 01:11, The I State, ttey hall from hive bcn sIMng Be 1 piiblunn ir.ajorltie-. But they are tilk-i- nun mey pionnce ail effect. M.-mv o'.l f.s'iloii.-l Southern Democrats ate retlve ni.iler the Silver if.-;.ul!k-,n bul ilos'iig. ',ut the effect of persistent ..ok is evident. A dlMingiilsn.! Illinois itrran has a hopeful view of Bryan'. -entlm-nt. He If'- ''"" '" oryin. wn, i-,it :i erf-re w th I 1 ot- ju iKiiieni oi uie convention, but he n! 1 Ixdkin that for Bian to ruu.-.il,. ;inv .1.1.. . .. ....,,-.. .j ""' """ ni-uiu 1.01 iv BJ tfo'llic said: He "Suppo.-e Bryan hou!d ngree now tM ' Suniay. or to-morrow, to leave out tne oh- iK-Aiuus wo us min uuri-s. would not No v York .ir.d th. Ka-t demand further comes, slons? I be'ieve so. It is non-.nso to ;it timpl to forte Mr. Ilr.van to take (1, now !t the two whus lUlit It out In lonimit' tee. or. If in els be. In iv-n convention ;t it can all Ik- settle,! in ,hp Commlitee ,n ! esolutlons. Katl, win ,kt. onu. .0llCvA. slans. If the K to 1 iK-ople concede evcr thlns at the Mart, the will have to eon cede more when the battle really opens. 1-.. r mself. I believe Bryan will be .n tlrely atl.fl.,i with the Illinois platform provision on silver and the rest of the 's sues of 1;." c -s I-ee Herdmun of Uncoln, who Is clerk of the Supreme Court of the Stale, said to day: "The majority of our delegation will of course, ask for what .Mr. nry!ln want.. The members Individually, however noild prefer to merely reassert the princ'lpVs hi the platform of IV16. They will not take 1111 active part on the settlement of th vice piesideiitial question, but their fits' choice Is Ton lie." .Senulor l"enoej- MKml. Senator ICenney of Delaware Is one 'of the few leaders who state that they will In.-.lst upon eliminating a specllic state ment of the ratio, even against .Mr. Bryan's Inslstenco that It Le Inserted. Mr. ICenney ls the Delaware member of the National Committee, nnd sas he speaks the opin ion of Maryland Democrats as well as of hl own State. "Reafllrmatlon of the '." platform." said he. "Mould suit us. but we shall oppose a reiteration of the ratio. We shall do this even against an express request from Mr. Bryan that it be Incorporated." Buck Hlnrichseri of Illinois maintained that a general Indorsement of the Chicago platform is to be desired. "There Is a go d deal of talk, not only In the Illinois delegation, but In either KtatcV he said, "in favrr of a plank similar to the Kanras platform, which demanded the immediate restortaion of sliver to the position it held in the coinage sstem prior to 173." The Wisconsin Democrat would prefer a declaration In substantially these terms. t Mr. Clancy, who holds the proxy of Nation al C mmllteeman. .said emphatically that such a plank a to be preferred to a speci fic statement of the ratio. "Our State plat form." said he. "stated that we adhere to the principles of the Chicago platform. That is what our delegates would like to see adopted here." George B. Mcllllton. one of the Wisconsin dclfgatcs-at-large. Indorsed Mr. Cluncy's statement, and. in fact, put It more strongly and positively. J. G. Johra-on. the National Committee man from Kansas, said that his delegation would like to see adopted a plank similar to that In their State platform, quoted above. "They will not antagonize Mr. Bry an, salil ne. 11 no uesires a specllic state ment of the ratio, but unquestionably we would prefer a general indorsement of free silver coinage, emitting the ratio, or rt firrin to the platform of "ji." liHEBp vjMH F 1 h'EIKjrBi M '1 roI.OXKI. L. L. LAFLIX Of Ottawa, la., who has altemlcil cveiy Xatiunal Democrat iu Conven tion Miice IN."!!. By a Republic. Stig Photographer. SECOND PLACE AND PLATFORM. Result of a Poll of the City New York Far in 11V A ST.VKP COIlllKSI1i.NTKXT. Kansas City. Mo.. July 1. A poll of Slates was urnle t'-day by the combined staffs of the Republic nnd the New York Hi raid. Pew of the full delegations have ar.'lvid. but there are representative from most of the Stati s Aduli'K th 22 drU-K-itt-s recordid as favor ing any man New York wants, the lit de claring for Hill and the 71 for Danforth. plvs a total of Kl deleg.ite- on reiord as preft rr'r.ft a New York candidate. Ti the-. inn ne added the Ti votes for Governor Smith of Maryland, the 30 for Sbively of Indiana and the lw) for CHTter Harrison of Illinois, giving a total of 7u-l votes which could be counted on with b solute certainty for any man on the Hrst ball it if the admirers of these three gentle mi n do not insist on giving them a compli mentary vote. Mr. Towne can nt present muster only 109 voti s. and In this total are Included 22 from M issachusetts nnd S from New Hampshire, about which there Is some doubt. This total ulso Includes 2S frcm Michigan on tho strength of the resulutlon in Towne's favor adopted by the Michigan convention, al though Committeeman Campau of that State 1I1 clarcs It is not nt all certain that the vote will jro to Mr. Towne. On the platform. 602 votes seem to favor a general affirmation of the Chicago silver pl-ink. luj are for specltle repetition, and 230 are not represented or are doubtful. Alabama Any man New York wants. 23. Rintllrmatlon or Chicago platform. 22. Arkansas Any man New York wants. IS. Reafllrmatlon of Chicago platform. 16. r California Uncertain on Vice President, IS. 1'ncertaln on platform. 18. Colorado Towne. S. Reiteration of 15 to 1. S- Connectlcut Any man New York wants. 12. Reafllrmatlon of Chicago platform, 12. Delaware Any man New York wants, 6. Reafllrmatlon of Chicago platform, i. Florida Any man New York wants, 8. Reaffirmation of Chicago platform, 8. Georgia Any man New York wants. 26. Reafllrmatlon of Chicago platform. 24. Idaho Lewis. . Reiteration of IS to 1. 6. Illinois Harrison, . Reafllrmatlon ot Chicago platform. IS. Indlana-Shlvely. 30. Reaffirmation of Chi cago platform. 30. Iowa Harrison. 25. Reiteration of 16 to 1, 2. Kansas Any man New York wants, 20. Ri affirmation of Chicago platform. 3). Kentucky Harrison w. Reaffirmation of Chicago platform. 2S. Iuislana Any man New York wants. IS. Reaffirmation of Chicago platform, IS. Maine Any man New York wants, 12. Re affirmation of Chicago platform, 12. Maryland Smith. IS. Reaffirmation of Chi cago platform. Is. Massachusetts Towne. 22. Any man New York wants, 8. Reaffirmation of Chicago platform. 22. Reiteration of IS to 1. 8. Michigan Towne, 3. Uncertain on plat form. 2S. Minnesota Towne, 18. Reiteration of IS to 1. IS. Mississippi Any rnn fw York wants, IS. Uncertain on platform. 18. Missouri Hill, 34; reaffirmation Chicago platform, 31. Delegates Now at Kansas and Reaffirmation the Lead. Montana Anv man New York wants, reiteration of IS to 1, 8. Nebraska Towne. IS: reaffirmation of Chtcaso plitform. 16. Nevada 1'ncertaln on Vice President and platform, S. New Hampshire Towne, S; uncertain on platfcrm. 5. New Jetjey Hill. 20; reaffirmation Chi cago platform. 3. New York Danforth, 72: reifiirmalion Chlrngo platform, 72. North Carolina Any man New York wnnt. 22: uncertain on platform, 22. North Dakota Auy man New York wants. S: uncertain on platform. S. Ohio Uncerluin on Vice President and platform, tt. Oregon Lewis. 8: reiteration of 16 to 1. 8. Pennsv Ivanla Hill. 64; reaffirmation Chi cago platform. 64. Rhode Island Any man New York wants. S; reaffirmation Chicago platform, 8. South Carolina Uncertain on Vice Presi dent and platform, IS. South Dakota Ton ne, S. Reiteration :S to 1. S. Tennessee Any man New York wants, 21.- Reafllrmatlon Chicago platform. 24. Texas Any man New York wants. 30. Reatllrmatlon Chicago platform. 30. Utah Any man New York wants, J. Un certain on platform. 6. Vermont Any man New York wants. K. Reaffirmation Chicago platform. S. Virginia Any man New York wants. 14. Rrnlllrmatlon Chicago platform. 24. Washington Lewis, 8. Reiteration of IS tc 1. 8. West Vlrglnla-HIII. 12. Reafllrmatlon Chicago platform, 12. Wisconsin Hill. 24. Reaffirmation Chicago Platform. 21. Womlrg Any man New York wants, t. Uncertain on platform, 6. Alaska Lewis. 6. Uncertain on platform, 1 Arizona Any man New York wants. 6. Uncertain on platform, 6. District of Columbia-Smith. 6. Reaffirma tion Chicago platform. 6. New Mexico Uncertain on Vice President and platform, 6. Oklahoma Any mar. New York wants, . Reaffirmation Chicago platform. S. Indian Territory Any man New York wants. 6. Reiteration lb to 1. C Hawaii Any man New lork wants, 6. Re iteration IS to 1. 6. Totals Hill. Ii4; Dacforth. 72; Towne. 10S; shively. 3o; Smith, 23; any man New York wants, 32S; Lewis. 2S; Harrison. 100; un ceriain. W; reaffirmation Chicago platform. i. icltcration of lt to 1. 192; uncertain, 23!. TAMMANY COMING WEST. Portion of the Delegation tstarts in Two Specials. N'w York, July 1. A portion of the Tam many delegation to the National Demo cratic Convention left this city to-day over the New York Central on a special train comiHised of eight Pullman cars and O. H. P. Belmont's private car. The train will go right through to Kansas City and It is expected to arrive there Iat Monday night. A tfeionu portion of the delegation left over the Pennsylvania Railway In a special train composed ot Uirce Pullman cars.