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vfvf VV?Vf f f f THE ST. LOUIS REPUBLIC. TO-DAY'S REPUBLIC j Is Printed In 4 TWO PARTS. j t ST. LOUIS. MO.. SATURDAY, JULY 7, 1900. T"&T"T-s-r- I In St. I.nnls. One Cent. Jl XilLJCi -1 Ontslilc St. I.ii I., Tvo Cents. On Trains. Thrr- Cents. ' ' NINETY-THIRD YEAR. STEVENSON AGA! MSNATED FOR VSCE PRESIDENT. GREETINGS OF THE NOMINEES Democratic National Convention Completes the Work of Reuniting the Great Party of the People. 9 I I; 8 PAGES. I IS I i ENTHUSIASM CONTINUES THROUGHOUT THE FINAL DAY. Frequent Demonstrations of Approval Interrupt the Pro ceedingsRepresentatives of Every State Are Jubilant Over the Platform and Candidates. Yesterday's Convention News Summarized. I'.Y A STAFF COKKKSPOXnnXT. ' Kansas City, Mo., July 0. Kvon the vice tuesleleutial day at Kansas City was dramatic and animated. Bryan and Stevenson Mart with the prcstlsc of honest enthusiasm. They have also the advantage of boins nominated by the will of the rank ami tile of the party, F.ossca and manipulators had no more to do with Sti'venoit nomination than with 15rjnn"s. New York changed to Hill, as rumored at the opening of the convention. When Thomas- F. Grady took the stand and poke the name of Hill there was a thunderous applause. I5ut beside him, pale and agitated, unnoticed by the crowd, who had not seen him leave his seat, a flgare quietly bat. It was David It. Hill, gratified, and deeply affected. "When the ovation ceased he went forward anil In pimple terms expressed his gratitude and his unalterable decision, for personal reasons, to decline. Tho convention accepted his refusal as genuine. After the rather uninteresting speeches of the long list of thoso who sec onded nominations, the ballot began. It was at once evident that Stevenson was to he nominated. Changes of votes began and became a rush. Ono ballot was enough. From all shades of opinion withlnj tho convention since the platform was a-pted came words of approval. Tho South is jubilant. The East promises to go into the campaign for I5ryan with vigor and promises victory In the close States. Just fifteen years ago Stevenson began that career as Assistant Postmaster General In which he cut off tho heads of 300 Republicans a day. Old-fashioned Democrats; regard the omen as eminently favorable. : The Kansas City National Convention adjourns with universal Democratic satisfaction. DRAMATIC SITUATIONS MARK THE LAST DAY. Enthusiastic Demonstration Made at the Present ment of Stevenson's Name Hill, Proposed Againt His Wish, Declines in Favor of the Illinoisan. lans5s"Sny.-Mo.. July 6. The Democratic "i ticket was completed to-day by tie nomi nation of Adlal Ewlng Stevenson of Illi nois for Vies President. The nomination was made on the first ballot. State after State Joined la Ujb wild scramble to record their support of tho winning candidate. It was accompanied by another demon stration of popular approval. The result followed a spirited and, at times, highly dra matis contest between the advocates ef Stevenson. Towne, Hill and the lesser can didates. The dlstlnot triumph of tho day In the way of a popular ovation was that accorded Senator Hill. In lta spontaneity and enthu siasm It was ono of the most notable fea tures the convention has produced. It wji accompanied, too, by a remarkable seen when Hill earnestly protested to his friend against being placed In nomination, and then, finding hi9 protest In vain, strode to the platlorm, and. In tones which left no doubt ot their sincerity, earnestly besought tho convention not to mako him the- nomi nee, but to nominate Stevenson as the stronger man. The proceedings to-day moved with great "briskness. The aspect of tho vast audi torium was truly Democratic, when th.e session began. Anticipating the close cf the convention the general public was ad mitted freely, and, as a result, great crowds emptied Into the body of tho hall, not only fllllng every avaflablo seat In the arena and aisles, but also overflowing into the arena reserved for delegates, while sime more adventursome Individuals scaled tho Iron girders and looked down from, a dizzy height on the 30,000 persons packed below. Tho crowd practically took possession cf the proceedings, and at times the chairman and his officials wer so powerless to pro ceed that they cava up to the multitude un til tho various demonstrations spent th:m . selves. Komlnutions In Order. On tho call for nominations, Alabama yielded to Minnesota and tho latter State presented lta young champion of Silver Re publlcanlsm and Democracy Charles A. Towne. The mention of his namo was tho signal for a flattering demonstration In his honor. Men and women Joined In the outburst. Far off In a corner ot the auditorium, a young woman could be seen frantically waving In one hand a lithograph of the Mlnnesotan and In the other the Stars and Stripes. On the floor tho Nebraska, Minnesota and one or two other delegations Joined In the demonstration, but it was noticeable that it did not evoko widespread enthusiasm among those who wire about to do tho vot ing. Gradually other delegations began to rise, and for a moment It looked ns though the convention might be carried off its feet. But against this was heard a counter storm of protestation. For ten minutes tho demonstration lasted with varying degrees of intensity. Ovation to IIUI. Meantime, attention was being directed to an excited group massed in front of the New York section, with Hill as the vortex cf a struggling throng of delegates. They pressed forward from all quarters of tho 'hall urging him to permit bis name to bo placed before tho convention. .The face of the. New Yorker was a study ail the demands upon him came from all sides. He sat in tho front row of delegates, with former Senator Murphy on his right and" Judge Van Wyck on his immedlato left. A second seat away was Mr. Croker. Hill protested vociferously. Judge Van Wyck told him he could not re fuse. Murphy and Croker pleaded with him to obey tho will of the convention and ac cept. While the pleadings continued the call of" Delaware was heard above the roar, and Delawaro yielded her place to New Yoik. At this the bulky, .form, of Senator Grady, ; ":;" "-. - the silver-tongued orator Jof New York, pushed through the densely packed aisles up to the platform. There was a hush through out tho haH to hear what word New York bad to offer. "In behalf of the united Democracy of New York," shouted Grady, "I present as a candidate for Vies President the name of David Dennett HllL" The effect was electrical, and a tidal wave ot enthusiastic approval swept over the convention. Delegates stood on th-lr chairs and waed frantically, not in a few scat tered groups, but In solid phalanxes. Flags and standards were again mingled in tri umphant procession, while a roar as from Niagara pulsated through tho great struc ture. Grady stood there, proudly waiting for tho storm to subside. But as h waited the audience observed a strange pantomime. They saw Hill Iivo the New York delegation and push through the throng up to the platform. They could sea him appeal to Grady to withdraw, while Grady's answer was apparent from tho shake of his head and his advance to tho front of the platform to continue his nomi nating speech. "When the demonstration had subsided Grady completed his speech placing Hill be fore the convention. As he stepped from the platform the i e.n who had Just been placed In nomination took his place. The former Senator looked out sternly on the shouting thousands. "When lis could bo heard he made duo ac knowledgments of the honor dono him. "But I cannot, I mu"-t not. be the nominee of this convention." he declared with em phasis. He was frequently interrupted with enthusiastic shouts of approval, but when ho left Iho platform tho delegates wcro firmly convinced, from his words and man ner, that ho was sincerely desirous that somebody clso should havo tho honor. Stevenson the Favorite. It was soon apparent tbat with Hill out Stevenson was a strong favorite. Stite aft er State seconded his nomination Georgia. Indiana, Virginia, Iowa. Kentucky and Illi nois. Some of the devoted friends of Hill still maintained their allegiance to him, and the delegations of New Jersey, Louisiana and some others seconded his nomination. A number of favorite sons also wero placed In nomination. Maryland brought forward Governor John Walter Smith. Washington named James Hamilton Lewis. North Carolina nominated Colonel Julian Carr. Ohio presented tho namo of A. W. Patrick. It was nfter 2 o'clock when tho seconding speeches, many of them wearisome, wero concluded nnd the balloting began. As tho roll was about to be called Mr. Lewis appeared on the platform and in a few well-chosen words withdrew from tho contest. Tho vote was followed with Intense Inter est, for when Alabama announced 3 for Stevenson nnd 13 for Mil. it looked as though a close and exdtlng contest was to occur. But It was soon evident that Steven son had a strong lead. At tho close ot the call he had KB votes, which, however, was not enough to nomi nate, as the requisite two-thirds was CI. Hill received 2ut) votes, and Towne SOtj. But before the announcement of the result a strong-lunged delegate from Tennessee stood on his chair and announced: "Tennessee changes her It votes from Hill to Stevenson." That started tho tldo lrrcsistably toward Stevenson. From every quarter of tho hall came demands for recognition. Alabama changed to Stevenson. California did the same. North Carolina changed from Carr to Stevenson. Even New York, finally and reluctantly, announced its change from Hill to Stevenson. That ended It. Stevenson's nomination was assured, although for some time longer the various States continued to record their changes from Towna and other candidates to Stevenson. In tho. end iho nomination was na-jo. K..r - -it ' f ' unanimous. Its announcement was greeted with enthusiastic approval, and again State standards and lianners were borne about the building In tribute to the party nomine. sulzerIs satisfied. Will Forcjro His Vacation to Work for tho Ticket. Kansas City, July C Cor.grcsoroan Sulzer, who, up to tho time that his own dele gation took up a new man, had been an aggressive candidute, ngreed with his friends that hi name should not be pre sented to the convention. After the result be said: "It U a splendid ticket nnd platform. I em entirely content over the action of th convention and havo no rrgrets regarding myself. I neer was a candidate In tho sense of seeking the nomination. Any nm bltlon I ever had I was glad to subordinate to party harmony nnd success. I shall fore go my vacation to work for the ticket." DEPREDATIONS IN PEKIN. r.arjje l'ortiou of the City P.tirnol on i.l nne 1. Victoria, BrltUh Columbia. July t Corre spondents of Jjpant.se papers, writing from Pekln us late as Juno 13. tell of tbe daily arrival there of refugees from all the sur rounding country. Many of tlw Incoming pnrilcs had been wounded. Somu report having left other dead !ehlnd them. The Boxer ho.-ts at Pekln practically e m meneed their work of destruction at the capital, according to the correspondence, on Jure 11, when a mob burned the .'ummer houses of tho Ministers, the nice course and foreign cemetery at Sihihan. On the fol lowing day thousands gathered outside 'he city with banners. Then, owiDg to the ter ror that reigned among the refugees anl the foreigners, tho Ministers ordered all to gather in the British and American lega tion, which had been barricaded. Guns wero mounted and other preparations made for a siege. The Custom-house and Cathe dral nlso had been barricaded, but wtrti not held. On tho 13th the mob attacked the eastern part of tht city during the night and burned it. This part Included the cathfdral. th? Custom-house, several mNslons and foreign houses. Hundreds of nativ converts wero massacred. Somo were hacked to death with swords and others driven Into tho burning houses and cremated. At Tlen-Tsin the Boxers had destrojed two of tho mislon buildings nnd had mas sacred a number of native Christians. On Juno LI last a band CO) strong entered the city by the Iron bridge over the Pel-Ho and set fire to tho Roman Catholic mission and two houses usd as schools by the mission aries. As the native Christians ran out they were put to tho sword by the Boxers, or pushed back Into the fire. It was not known how many had been killed. There was great terror lest the Boxers should tiro tho city. MISSIONARIES IN JEOPARDY. Many Failed to Kscsipe From Pao-Ting-Fu and Pekiu. New York. July 6. Doctor Halscy of tho Presbyterian Board has received a cablo from Che-Fbo saylnc that Cortlandt Van Itensselaer Hodges and his wife. Doctor G. Yardiey Taylor and the Iteverend S. E. Slm coxe and his wifu aro at Pao-Ting-Fu and have not made their escapo. The ltcverend J. Lowrio has escaped from Pao-Ting-Fu and Is now at Tien-Tsln. and the Reverend J. A. Miller and Mrs. Miller have escaped and gone to Korea. The cablegram also in dicates that all the Pekln missionaries aro still at Pekln. The final part of the mes sage Is Important. It saj-3 that all the mis sionaries, some sixty in number. In tho Shang-Tung district are safe, KAISER THANKS M'KINLEY. President Sent a Message of Con dolence on Von Ketteler's Death. Canton. O.. July t The following cable gram wa3 received by president McKlnley to-day: "Rendezburg, July C-To the President of the United States, William McKlnley: Tor your Excellency's warm words ot condo lence in the murder of my representative In Pekln. I express my most sincere tnanks. I recognize therein the common impulse ot Interests which bind the civilized nations together. (Signed) "WILLIAM. . .t i.. Sas.tiorJ'- ' vT-moia: :r,o.ajd? CHAIRMAN JONES IS RE-ELECTED, New National Confiitttteo Organ izes by IJetaining. All the Old Officers. WORK COMMENCED AT ONCE. Subcommittees Appointed to Inves tigate Contests and Confer With Populists and Sil ver ltepublirans. Kansas City, Mo., July C The National Committee of the Democratic party met at the Kan.is City riub aftr tl. adjourn ment of the convention, and immediately organized. All the officers of the last National CVra mlttco were ie-tlectel. furmer Governor Stone of .Missouri, vio chairman: C A. WnNh of Iowa, secretary: John I. Martin of Missouri, cerstjnt-at-arms. Senator Jones, who was not a member of the committee, remained outside until the preliminaries were over. Thomas Taggart f Ii.dl.tna, who has been mentioned as :i iwjsslble chalrm-in. nominated Senator Junes for re-t lection, and lie received a unanimous verte. The Senator was sent for. and. in accept ing tho chairmanship. !-aid that the com mittee entered the campaign In much better fciiapo than four years ago. Then the mem bers were all new and untried In party af fairs, which had been in the hands or men who wer overthrown In the great issues dominating the 1SW convention. Now they had a complete organization, and wcro ready to go ahead and xnuko the best fight possible. Ho spoke In complimentary terms of tho action of tho convention both as to plat form and the candidates. Tho matter of selecting the Executive Committee was left to Chairman Jones, who will mako tho appointments after he has had tlmo for consideration It Is un derstood that many of the members of tha last committeo will be chosen. Siibcnmmlttfc-fl Appointed. A committeo consisting of Tillman ot South Carolina. Johnson of Indiana, Wil liams of Massachusetts. Osborne of Wy oming and Wilson of Idaho was appointed to confer with representatives of the Pop ulist and Silver Republican parties as to the best plan of campaign. Tho contests for National Committeemen from the District of Columbia and 'ndlan and Oklahoma Territories were referred to a committee consisting of Jones of Arkan sas. Blanchard of Louisiana, Stone of Mis souri. Taggart of Indiana. Gahnn of Illi nois nnd Ryan of Wisconsin. They will not take up the contests until there Is an opportunity to make n thorough investiga tion of tho case and ascertain what tho Democrats of tho district and the Terri tories desire. A delegation from Columbus presented tha claima of that city as headquarters for tho campaign. The matter was referred to the Hxecutlve Committee.but Senator Jane told the delegation that the city which presented the best facilities for carrying on the cam paign would be selected, whether the com mittee liked the city or not. i:euluK ieloti. The committee met la the evening and adjourned until to-morrow, to give the sub committees of tho thre-o parties an oppor tunity to confer. These subcommittees then entered upon a general discussion of the situation which the three national conventions had created. The Populist and Silver Republican par ties want representation on the Hxecutlve Committee which is to fcavo the manage ment of the campaign. TRI-PARTY CONFERENCE. Members Confident of an Amicable Agreement. Kansas City, July 6. A protracted meeting cf tha conference committees of tha Dasut- LEADING TOPICS -IN TO-DAY'S REPUBLIC. For Mlimoiirf ShOTrrrii and cooler In nortlivrt, fair tn nontlieaat portion Saturday. Fair nnd cooler Sunday; Konttiwrnterly Trlntln. For ArLnnaa Fnlr nnd contlnneit nnrm Saturday nnd Sunday; aoallicr ly winds. r.tnT i. Page. 1. Democratic Ticket Now Complete. (Greetings of the Nominees. Chairman Jones Re-niected. I. Platform and Candidate Inspire Kn thuslasm. 3. Stevenson Named for Second Placet. i. Silver Republican Nominate Bryan. Dramatic Scenes on Final Day of Dem ocratic Convention. The Railroads. I. Race Track Results. Baseball Games. Sportlrg News. C. Hditorlal. At Democratio National Headquarters. 7. Met Death la Elevator Shafts. Final Report of June Grand Jury. Would Hove Drowned Herself. Note3 cf New Books. 8. Preferred Death to Endless Pain. Suicide of Mra. Treschcr. Trade Reviews. Fire Rates May Be Increased. Flory Starts on Ills Cycle. 1'AItT II. 1. Five Thousand Native Christians Slain In Pekln. 2. Doctor Messlek's Broad Idea. Reinstatement of Transit Employos. McKlnley and Roosevelt Meet. 3. Church News and Announcements. Sunday School Lesson. Boyo Promlro Never to Marry. S. New Corporations. Transfers of Realty. Weekly Bank Statement. Government Weather Report. C. Grain and Other Markets. Steel Men to Confer. 7. Financial News. River Telegrams. S. The Ladysmlth lint. Warm Weather Millinery. About Home Sewing. cratlc. Populist nnd Silver Republican par ties was held at Lyceum Hall to-night, at which the 'vice presidential situation was dlcutsed, with a view to bringing about an agreement between the three parties. The members of the Democratic Commit teo urged tho Populist and Silver Republican representatives to use their Influence In uniting their parties In support of Brjan and Stevenson. It was finally decided to hold another con ference later between the Democratic sub committee and subcommittees from the Populists and Silver Republicans, the result to be reported to the full committees of tho parties for approval. No definite action is expected to result from the conferenco to-night, although members of both tho Populist and Sliver Republican committees expressed the hope that a way would ultimately be found to unite the three parties in the support ot one national ticket. TANKS' FIRE UNDER CONTROL Standard Oil Company's Loss Mav Reach 2,400,000. New York. July 6. The fire nt the Stand ard OH Company's works was nni-tiiiv under control at 6 o'clock to-night and will probably rjurn itscu out by to-morrow morning. uie uuii:mi wuuwiu i mt; uaraaga is 5. 400.000. The company Insures Its own prop erty, a fund being set aside for that nur- . - - Bryan and Stevenson Exchange Messages of Warm Con gratulations. Bryan Expresses His Pleasure at the Party's Choice for Second Place Stevenson Stands Squarely on the Platform. Minneapolis. Minn., July C The new3 or his nom:nat:on at Kansas City was given to former Vice President Adlal Stevenson this afternoon at the summer cottage of his son-in-law. the Reverend M. D. Har din, at I-ak Minnetonka, by an Associated Prss n pn scntat.ve. Said Mr. Stevenson: "This comes as a great surprise to iiw. I was not a candidate at any time and never expected to be nominates. But. or coure. I shall accept the will of my party. "Indorse the platform? Of course. I fohall. How else could I accept? "I believe the Democrats generally win support the ticket. "I had expected to do some campaigning anyway, but. now I shall do a great deal more." ARKANSAS'S LAST CHANCE. Davis Was to Have Presented Stevenson's ame. REPUBLIC SPKCIA Kansas City, Mo, July 6. At the caucus of tho Arkansas delegation It was decided that Attorney General Jeff Davis should mako thu first speech nominating Stevenson for Vice President. Four members, headed ty former Governor Clarke, were for Towr.e. This morning Mr. Clarke asked Mr. Davia not to r resent Stevenson as tr.e choice of a "solid Arkansas delegation." but to make a gcn-ral speech of pr sentatlon. When this was Insisted upon by the Towna mpporters Davis declined to make his in tended speech, yielding, when Arkansas was called, to Illinois for tho nomination of Stevenson. There was seme dissatisfaction among the Arkansans with tho result, as the majority of the delegation desired Mr. Davis to present Stevenson and regarded it as a mistake to lose an opportunity for the successful candidate. Mr. DaVis, how over, felt embarrassed by the request made by Mr. Clarke ad the othe-r Towne mcr, and decided not to spak. After the nomination of Stevenson on the first ballot. It was realized fully that tho delegation had made a mistake In not urg ing Davis to make the first presentation ot his name, ns originally planned. The Ar kansans were tbcut the first Stevenson men on the ground, and many of them feel that one cf the delegation should have had the honor of naming the next VIco President. RUMORS OF A BIG BET. Iippiiblican Lets llis Judgment Go on a Vacation. HEPUBUC SPECIAL. New York. July 6. Wall street was talk ing to-day about a big bet on tho presi dential election. It was said first of all that "Jakey" Field, the speculator, who Is nlwnys doing things in a spectacular way. had bet an enormous sum of money at 4 to 1 en the election of McKlnley. Then it leaked out that littlo Mr. Field had an argument with Charles A. Starbuck of the New York Air Brake Company, on politics, and had bet EftCM to $3,0u0 on Mc Klnley. Starbuck took the Bryan end of it. This would bo a very good Investment for Mr. Starbuck. because if ho did not want to keep the bet himself he Could sell his end of It for anywhere from Si2.& to $:M,0:), and thus reap an Immedlato prolli cf front JT.Oirt to IUi). Mr. Field, after tho story had floated out. made a bee line in the direction of Long Branch, and Mr. Starbuck bolted for Con necticut, so that persons who wanted to atisf themselves that tho story was as improbable ns it looked on Its face had no ehanco to get offlclal statements from them. ARRANGEMENTS PERFECT. Convenience for Reporting Never 1'efore Equaled. Kansas City. Mo., July 6. Summing up tho mere mechanics of tho convention. It In only Just to say that the arrangements for reporting tho National Democratic Con vention of HO) havo been superior tr those of any convention. Republican or Demo cratic, held within the memory of the oldest member of the Associated Press Had the convention, while tendering thanks to various organizations and Indi viduals for service and courtesies rendered. 8ilorited a resolution of thanks to Mr. C A. Walsh, secretary of the National Demo cratic Committee, for affording tho press an opportunity accurately to record the pro ceedings of the body It would have dono no moro than justlco to the secretary of the committee. In virtue of his office, many of the arrangements for conducting the work of the press came under his personal supervision, and he dl.-charged every duty with a courtesy which commended htm to the heartv appreciation of every pencil pusher within the walls of tho building. HANNA'S OPINION. Sneers at the Idea of Constitu tional Question. New York. July 6. Senator Hanna. when asked for an expression on the Democratic platform, said: "From what I have read. I can see that It Is a cunningly devised scheme to catch tho unwary and the unthinking voters. I think the most labored e'ffort In their docu ment was to create a difference between ex pansion, and imperialism. It Is rather amusing to seo their line of demarcation. "They apparently rely upon the constitu tional question to establish the difference as to whether the flag follow 3 the Constitution or tho Constitution follows tho flag. We ure perfectly willing to meet that Jssuo on their own hypothesis. "So far as the free silver plank 13 con cerned all Republicans will be satisfied with that. It 13 certainly satisfactory to me." Horse Ran Into Show Window. A horse hitched to a light buggy, owned by Arthur Roth of No. 3)13 bell avenue and driven by Henry Anderson, while kUnding in front of No. 1324 North Elev enth street esterday afternoon, became frightened nt a passing Bellctontaine car and ran away. At Nineteenth and O' Fallon siri-ils the animal ran on to the sidewalk and crashed through a plate-glass window in a vacant storeroom at No. 13) O'Fallon street. The sUmage ta the istadow, .was boirt.J - Si - y.e"' w RCI'UDMC SPECIAL. Lincoln. Neb., July 6. After Feventl lengthy conversations over the long distance j telephone last evening with heads ot tha I party at Kansas City. Mr. Bryan decided not to attend the convention, and so an nounced this morning for the first time. Nrilher he nor his advi;rs thought It ad vl-alIe for him to attend the convention. This makes It certain that a large num her of the delegates and j-pcclators will come by way of Lincoln on their return trips, jt is rumored that several orgaalza.- lions and many prominent men. among tha latter Itichard Croker, will call on Sir, Bryan within the next forty-eight hours. Tho Gemination of Mr. StevensJn as hi ' running mato seemed to give Mr. Bryan tho ' griatest of batiafactlon. Ho received tha announcement of the action of tho convene tion over his invaluable telephone, and lav mediately sut down and wroto out the foU lowing statement for tho press: "Mr. Stevenson is an excellent man for the place. He supported the ticket In 1S9I j and can defend the platform of l&.t). Towna would have strengthened the ticket where there Is fusion between the Democrats anil Populists and free Silver Republicans, bus the- support given Mr. Steven"mn hows the convention thought him the most avallablu man. Tho choice has fallen upon one who is in every repect worthy of the posltion.,', IlO an to Stevenson. Mr. Bryan immediately dispatched the fol lowing congratulatory message to Mr. Ste venson: "Lincoln. Neb., July 6, 1300. Honorable Adlal Stevenson, Bioomlngton, 111.: Accept congratulations upon your nomination. It; was a. deserved recognition of party serv I lee. W. J. BRYAN." Congratulation to Uran. A few moments later a. message came from Mr. Stevenson, congratulating Mr, t Brjan on his nomination. The vice presl dentlal nominee was at Minnetonka Beach, Minn., on a fishing excursion. I Telegrams) began pouring In on Mr. Bryan ' last evening, and by night they numbered' several hundred. They came from, oil parts) of the State nnd ranged from tho expreaj sion that Mr. Bryan was the chosen of GoS, to me assertion mat unio wcuia do jw.1 to go Democratic this fall. v I Among the first to arrive was one fromt, I Oliver II. P. Belmont, editor of the Newt 1 York Verdict, who sent h! message from Kansas City. j The Judiciary of the fourth circuit of II- I linois sunt a message of eongratulatlcfcsi ' signed by Judgo L. S. Dwight. Willlamv Farmer and T. E. Ames. The representatives of two negro organlza r tlon remembered Mr. Bryun. They were: , K. E. Lee of New Ycrk. chief ot the Unlteel Colored Democracy, and Jerome P. Riley of Chicago, president of the Colored Antl- , Imperialists League 1 W. R. Hearst sent a message of congrat j ulatlons from Chicago; Mark E. Plalsted, editor of the Fresno tCal.) Evening Dem ocrat; Norman E. Mack, National Com- . mltteeman for New York; John Wallace, t editor of the Troy (N. Y.) Dispatch, and i hundreds of others sent Mr. Brynn littlj missives expressing their good will and theiff , gratification at his unanimous selection. Amcng Mr. Bryan's callers to-day wero II. It. Paul and J. S. Smith of New Jersey, who came In from Kansas City this morn ing. Mr. Paul has been National Commit teeman from that State for four years. In ' speaking of conditions there, he sold: t "New York will doubtless have a. great influence with New Jersey. Whichever way, the Emplro State goes, that way will New, Jersey go. Tho chance for Democratic sue- I cess in New York Is decidedly good. Hill. Croker and other leaders of factions thera ore going home from Kansas City to work! tn union end harmony for the success ot i Bryan and the Democratic ticket." j Senator Tnlbof Conversion. State Senator A. It. Talbot, Mr. Bryan'a former law partner, who renounced his sup port of the Republican party last evening, la i being harshly criticised by his former pollt- leal colleagues. He defends himself, how ever, with a clear statement of tha reasons he lias for forsaking the Republican partyy and supporting the Democratio nominee an j his platform. Further than that, ho Bays, theie arc any number of Republicans la the nation who feel just as he does oa tie:' subject. Mr. Talbot Is as at present a Senator on. t the Republican ticket, and during the lastj session of the Legislaturo was President ojM of the upper house. He explains his poslry tlon thus: "I shall supportjho Democratic ticket be cause the platform adopted at Kansas CitJJ. In Its dominant features express my opuw j Ions exactly. Theso planks. In particular, those covering tho leading Issues of th pending campaign, particularly appeal to) me. They are tho plank against imperial ism, the one against trusts and the ex- I presslon of sympathy for the Boers. They; j express the essence of true Americanism I and I would support any man I thought would carry out these principles as op posed to the policy being pursued by tha present Republican administration. "I absolutely agree with tho Democrats 1 on theso three propositions, and beileva j firmly that Mr. Bryan will carry cut tha principles of his platform If elected. "I believe Mr. Bryan to bo tho highest typo of American citizenship and states t rr.anship. I know him better than any llvs Ing man. I can say without the least equlv- 1 ocatlon that hla chaiuctcr Is of the high- csu He is absolutely slccero in alt he says) and does, and his integrity cannot lie ques tioned. I shall do all in my power to 2-e-cure his election." Ratlflcutloit Steetlnjc Planned. I A monster ratification meeting' Is being; arranged for next Tuesday nlghr. tho even- j ins before tho conventions of the Demo crats, Populists and Sliver Republicans la this city, for the nomination of a Stata ticket. It is thought that Mr. Bryan will consent to speak. Several other men, with national reputations, are expected to deUver I addresses. Slashed by an Unknown. Richard FltzpatrJck, 42 years old. a la borer, living at No. 123 North Fourteenth street, was cut on the head and neck last nlcbt In a saloon on Franklin avenue and Fourteenth street Tho man who did tho f cutting escaped. Tie two men had been . drinking, and entered Into an argument about politics. The stranger made threats and was knocked down by Fitznatrick. Ha arose and, drawing a pcnknlie-, slashed. rltzpatrick on the head and neck. OtIIcer J uoian culled a vatrol wagon, and Fitzpat rick was taken to tha City Dispensary, where fcU wounds were dressed by Doctofl Vogel, who pronounced them not MClONst Ba. xa aCflrwftoja seat i9BV ., tjfc - - . -..-,. ,v.:v-" a&sghfca