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The St. Louis Republic. (St. Louis, Mo.) 1888-1919, July 20, 1904, PART I, Image 1

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On Trains. Tarn Ceala.
Thermometer Tonclics 100 in
York, While It Registers J
in Woi-fd's Fair Cirr.
Fiw Snerarob ia Chicago :iiiillj
Fhre in BrooJru Prosmt-
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ihc Country.
Philadelphia X s
IyicisrSla 91 V
s New York 92 4
Cincinnati 92
Wasolmrtoa 92 4
Pittsburg 90
4 St. Louis S3
Chicagoi July 1?. FJve deaths and sev
eral prosixalioBc marked the close of the
the extreme hot weather to-day. During
tbo night tho wind brought a drop In the
temperature, affording sleep to those suf
fering Its leas en Saturday and Sunday
Nineteen deaths have ben caused by the
three days of excessive heat. Following
are tho new victims:
HEyrtT BKCUKTniN. 76 yean old, dirt from
brt dlmif, brooght on by intense heat.
FllED 1IOTIIAUS. overcome and died before
a doctor could reach him.
IIISniT MCKNIGHT, 13 years old; body
found In pasture near Hammond. where be
bad been overcome by beat.
JOnAXX G. SCHUMAN, 71 years old. died
saddcnly from the heat.
MARY R. SMITH. K jears old. from apo
plexy supertndid by the beat.
Now York, July 13 Tho hot wave which
-truck the city yesterday, bringing- death
andp rostratlon. increased to-day to tho
Wffhest temperature of the year and added
irore victims to tho list. Flvo deaths
f-om heat occurred In Brooklyn between
nnon yesterday and noon to-day. Four of
the deaths were Infanta and tho other
was an aged man. In Manhattan there
wera ten prostrations, but no deaths.
Tho heat was greatest at 2 o'clock to
day, when thermometers on tho street
reached tho 100-degree mark. The hu
midity was forty-three. Since early In
tho day tho parks have been filled with
women and children seeking: escape from
the ovenlike tenements; and every public
bath In the city baa been crowded, w" h
hundreds outside waiting their turn.
Pana, III.. July 19.-The first death
caused by the heat occurred to-day. Mrs.
Gabriel Durbin of Morrisonville, ased ES,
was overcome while picking blackberries
and died In a fow hours.
Lower Temperature With North
westerly Winds Prostration.
It may be cooler to-day.
The offlclal weather forecaster has gone
out of town and his assistant nIH only
commit himself to the statement.: "Fair
and not so warm.
St, Louis faired reasonably well with an
unexpected thunderstorm thrown Into tho
balance in her favor yesterday, and there
nan but one heat prostration reported at
the City Hospital.
Anna Madler. 41 ipan nt nr. iKin -
No. 1623 St. Louis aienue. was taken In
custody by the nnllm with ., . .
heat prostration, but a small bottle s-nell-,!ng
ot aromatic ammonia was found In her
pocket after her arrival at th. ,.!. i
and tbe heat theory was somewhat dis
credited thereby.
The hopes for cooler weather are de
nied from the fact that there is a large
area of high pressure from the northwest,
which. It Is expected, will supplant tho
hot winds from the southland which hae
prevailed for several days.
The local thunderstorm which arrhej
at noon yesterday gent the temperature
down from S3, the maximum of the day,
to 71 within the next hour. The thermom
eter row again to 71 at 2 o'clock, and was
at high ns S3 at 4 o'clock. Then It dropped
to 81 at 5.
High temperatures continue eart of the
Mississippi Illver, and from Kansas and
Missouri to the Gulf, being in exces of
90 as far north as Chicago and Detroit
Soa Itfdrllnir County of. Imperlnllam
and rtner Trouble Will Open Wny
for economic Ianne.
Chicago. III.. July 19. William J. Bryan
passed through Chicago to-day on the
way to Central Illinois. He paid that In
this week's Issue of his paper ho would
fulfill the promise he made last week in
"outlining a plan for continuing the fight
for economical reform within tho Demo
cratic party."
"The election of Judgo Parker." he said,
"Instead of interfering with this reform,
will open the way for a successful fight
by riding the country of Imperialism, by
removing the rice issue, and by oubstltut
lng the spirit of peaceful progress for the
mllltar and warlike spirit engendered by
dhe actions and utterances of President
Xew York, July 19. Democratic leaders
who came here at the Instigation of Sen
ator Henry G- Davis to consider the prob
lems of the campaign continued their
conference to-day to discuss tho national
It is understood that Senator Gorman,
with reluctance, has taken under advise
ment the urgent request of the Democrats
to accept the chairmanship, but It seems
probable that he will decline.
William F. Shcehan Is the next choice,
but he also may not accept, chlclly be
cause he regards his health uncquil to
the strain. ' , ,
Should neither of them accept, opinion
Is quite uncertain who will be seieJled.
Judge Parker has declined steadily to ex
press any choice, declaring that he would
prefer that the committee settle tat. raat
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Oil tho left Is Nelson W. McLeod of. St. tout's, uow lu his Drat political cnuiimlsis, Mi McLtotl is a InHiuva
uan who undertook tho work of tlunndm; tho X-'olk uuuimlgu. Mr. Vdudlvcr is the flrat Missourl'Coajrcwumn to
come out for Folk. This la aut Mr. Vumllver'a flrat cjuipalsu.
Passage of Dardanelles by Russian Warships Mny Glvo Jitpnu
Itigbt Undur Treety Wltb. Great BrltaJu to Aalc for Aid, on
the Ground That Turkey Is Acting oa Ru&slu's Ally Wholo
Question of the Dardanelles Probably Will Do Opened Bute
ure of Mails and Detention of Ships Declared Kxtrnordlnary,
and Germany Is Awaiting Fu 11 Explanation.
London, July 20. The Constantino
ple corrobpondetit of the Dally Mall,
In a dispatch dated July 18, says:
"A Russian cruiser has Just passed
through from Odessa with several
guns covered with canvas on her deck.
She also carries torpedo tubes."
The Suez correspondent of the Dally
Mall, under date of July 19, says:
"The Geiraan steamer Sambla, It Is
stated, has been seized by the Russians
and Is expected here to-morrow."
International results 'of the most seri
ous character are feared as a result of tbe
operation.? of Russian olunteer fleet
pteamcrs In tho Red Sea, and it Is Just
po..ble that England may be drawn Into
tho war between Russia and Japan.
Tho Government denies that the sailing
of several British warships from Malta
for Alexandria has any bearing on tho
situation, but the circumstance is, never
theless, regarded as significant of tho In
tention to be prepared for eventualities.
The seizure of the Peninsular and Orien
tal steamer Malacca by the St Petersburg
and her arrival In the Suez Canal as a
prize of war on htr way to Ltbau, on the
Baltic, has come as a climax and the
Cabinet Is considering the course to pur
sue. Tho Brltlh Uw officers acknowledge the
right of the Russians to seize and detain
malls, pro lded that only official communi
cations are taken, but thev take the most
serious 'ew of the status of the two
Russian ships patrolling the Red Sea, and
if any offlc'il action or protest ensues It
will be ch!cf!v in regard to the passage of
these erstwhlla merchant ships through
tho Dardanelles and their subsequent
transformation Into ships of war.
In official circles, strong comment is
made in regard to Russia's policy in this
matter. It is regarded as impossible that
the commanders of tho Smolensk nnd St
Petersburg were ghen full power, and the
officials therefore are Inclined to the grave
conclusion that tho Russian Government
gao implicit Instructions to the two com
The effect on the Stock Exchange to
day was seen in a heavy fall in consols
?nd other gilt-edged securities on fears of
International complications. The dangers
and difficulties of the situation are much
commented upon In the newspapers, which
are practically unanimous In denouncing
the "dubious and irregular character" of
the olunteer fleet vessels
"If their actions are proved, as we be
lieve them to be, those of vulgar fili
busters," bald the St. James Gazette,
"they must bo recalled by Russia or the
skull and crossboncs must be run up and
they will be fired upon whenever sighted."
Another element adding to the dangers
of the itunUon Is the attitude Japan may
assume. The Pali Mall Gazette points out
that If, as stated In dlpatche3 from
Constantinople, the Russian guardship
Chernomorctz traversed the straits fully
armed, "It would seem to justify Japan
in regarding Turkey aa an ally of Russia
and invoking tho terms of tne Anglo-Japanese
Berlin, July 19 Rusla has not jet an
swered the German protest against the
seizure of the mails of the Prinz Heinrlch
by the Smolensk, but the Foreign Office
confidently expects a disavowal of the ac
tion of the commander of the Smolensk.
The Foreign Office informs the Associa
ted Pres that the seized malls Include En
glish and Italian bags.
The Foreign Office points out that the
diplomatic situation created by the sei
zures is not adapted for common treatment
w. 'ormaai and Great Britain, since the
acts of RuHlan veels toward each coun
try are ton different. Germany Is conduct
ing her case Independently of Great Brit
ain. Tlie officials pay that mueh les excite
ment brevalls In the country than when
Great Britain sclred two Gorman vessels
tlurinB; the Boer War, Nevertheless, tho
officials etmillaslae Hie etateinent tlint
German eannut submit in Russia's treat
The newspapers refer1 bltterlv to Rus
sla's action as espeelnllr uneraeefuli Plnt-e
German- allowed her to ieavp lie1 West
ern frontier practically unprotected In or
der io setod troop9 and nrtlllery ngalnst
the Jepenee
St. Petersburg. July 19. The first Im
pression In diplomatic circles here that the
action of the Russian volunteer fleet -ves-pe'
In stopping neutral ships In th Red
Sea to search for contraband of wur
would not give ribe to international com
plications. Is being superseded by the Im
pression, which there Is good reason to
believe Is well founded, that. Instigated by
Great Britain, it will at least lead to an
Interchange ot views between the powers
signatory to the treaty ot Paris regirdi"g
the status of the remaining ships of the
volunteer squadron now in the Red Sea.
Thus the old question of the Dardanelles
may again become the subject of impor
tant ci mmunlcatlons.
The right of n. belligerent to halt neutral
vessels on the high seas to ascertnln if
they have contraband on board Is unques
tioned, but the right to detain them, even
for a few hours, may be hi Id to render
the belligerent liable to damages.
In addition to claims for the ships
stopped by the Smolensk and St. Peters
burg, It Is not Improbable that claims may
h1pj bo presented for bhips detained at
Port Arthur at the opening of the war
and for those h'ld up in the Red Sea bv
Admiral Wirenius's squadron before the
latter returned to the Baltic.
General Kurokl'u headquarters In the
Field, Via Fusan, July 15 (Deed in
Transmission ) More Russian troops were
engaged In jesterdaj's battle nt Mo-Tien
Pass than in previous engagements. There
were probably double the number of those
who took part in the fight at Yalu River,
while opposed to them were only one
brigade and one b ittalion of the Japanese
forces. The Russian l--ss is estimated at
2,000. Tho burial of the dead continues.
The Japanese casualties were 43 killed and
ZX wounded.
The engagement has conspicuously de
monstrated the wonderful efficiency of tho
Japanese Infantry.
They proved incomparably the better
marksmen, showed more Initiative and
they outfought end outgeneraled the Rus
sians on every point
Chefoo, July ID A Junk with eight Rus
sians and fifty Chinese on board, arrived
here this afternoon, five days from Port
Arthur. The Russians refused to talk, but
the Chinese say that on July 11 and 12 the
Japanese captured nnd occupied, with 4,000
men, one of the eastern forts, near Port
Before reenforcements arrived tho Rus
sians cut off the 4.000 troops ill the fort
and exploded mines which resulted in the
killing ot every Jananese j-oldier tl.re.
The Chinee report also that the night
before they left Port Arthur a Russian
torpedo boat sunk a merchant ship near
Port Arthur, mistaking her for a Japan
ese transport Many .Chinese on board
the merchantman were drowned, but the
white crew of the steamer and a number
of her Chinese passengers were rescued
by the Russians.
Fifty Delegates Instructed to
Vote for Him Hold a Sscret
Meeting and Perfect Plan
of Campaign.
Hovornl Arlip In Meeting nnd
Declare If 2it HplciiRcn lrom
Iiislructlniifl They Will
JJolt Them.
Itecees May He Taken After Xoml
tuition of Folk, nnd In That
Period Final Move Will Be
.Made Against Secretary.
Jefferson Cllyi Mo July IP. A secret
meeting of delegate Yrho lire lilstmeUtl
to vule foi" the nomination of Bam U.
Cook for Secretary of BlnlP. but who are
rintngonlfitle to him, was held Bflcf the
receB 'if the conrentln Iii-tlny,
U wns rtnteil last nhlit that th meet'
Ing ti-ilay would Im attended by 130 dele
gates., mid that Mr, Cook would be Invited
to lo present, and would bo asked to re
lieve them of their instructions.
At tho last moment, however. It was de
c'disl to thango the tactics, and only fifty
Instructed delegates, representing twenty
counthf, coinprl.cd tho meeting. Cook was
not Invited.
'11m purpose of this change, it was stated,
w,i to ptrmtt of thorough organization
for tho opposition to Cok.
It vvai etatcd by those who had attended
tho mirtljiK that man of the delegates
nrnry lu the meeting and declared that
they would bolt their instructions, regard
lees of Mr. Folk's admonition to observe
A committee was appointed to arrange a
plan for a ojRlematlc oponltlon to Cook,
wnicn is to bo Immediately perfected.
Then tho fifty Instructed delegates will
bn nmembled, according to the plan, to
gether with 100 other instructed delegates,
who oppuHO Cook's nomination, and Cook
will Ition bo ni lit d to permit them all to
withdraw from hia support.
If he rofu!n, it in stated, there will be a
bolt mid a bitter fight against him on the
floor of tho convention.
Greatest secrecy Is biirg nairi.'ilneu. but
at tho same time the opposition to Ccok
constitutes one of the chief topics in the
hotel corridors.
Mr. Cool: declares that this spontaneous
effort against him will not ilefeit his nom
ination; that he has more than sufficient
strensth for nomination.
It Is confidently believed that after the
nomination of Mr. Folk, a recess will be
taken when the fight against Cook will re
ceive freh Impetus of a startling nature
Owingto the undoubted Folk control of
the convention, this Is one of the danger
ous features of the convention for Mr.
The ten St Louis delegates, announced
for Folk by the Stuevcr compromise,
"stood pat" to-day on the Nolen-Byrnes
fight and showed by their notion that they
Intend to do so throughout the convention.
A surprise came .when three votes from
the Nineteenth Ward went for Nolen. thus
making at the present time thirteen votes
from St. Louis for Folk, and wltho.it any
Hawcs delegates being unseated. 108 for
Hawes, lnsteady ot his famous 111.
Lleensc nnnril Ftnlshea Work.
The Board of LIcenic Revision finished
Its business yesterday after a twenty-four-day
session. In conformity with the law.
a resolution was passed which authorizes
the doubling of the taxes of merchants
and manufacturers who failed to 'make
their returns ourlnsr the board's session.
It Is reported that the returns were much
less than former years-
Ac Midnight the Committee on Credentials Had
Seated Folk Men in Monroe, DeKalb and Clin
ton Counties, With Jasper Under Discussion
Platform Committee Adjourns Without
Final Action Until 8 This Morning
Talk of Home-Rule Plank Not Taken
Seriously But Little Fighting in
the Various Committees.
At midnight tin- Cii'diuilali CumiiiiiUe was Mill In 5i-.ton. having got
no futthcr than Jn-iei Count, vvhkli was then under diMiisIuu.
l'olk and niitl I'iKik deli-gitfs v.ere stated fioui Clinton. IV Kalb aud
Muiiroe Lountlt's, l'olk men absolutely contiolllug r-onmiltttc.
Judge AVallei tlunes of l$ate County was decidid upon bv the Com
mittee on OigunLcitioii as perinonvutcbrincati This Is reg.mWl as nn anil-Cook
move, time lvJii,althouch a l'olk man, was Known to lw friendly
to Cook. Judge Uvaub betofnt.s chaiiman of the Mate Committee.
Temporaiy Chaiiiuan Vandiver preKidxl at yesterday morning and even
ing sessions. He made a brief i-peeeli in which lie outlined tbe issues. He
received an ovation.
Tempotary Secretary Bjrnes of Jeffer-fin Count, a Under man. who
wus chosen through an over-lglit on the part of the l'olk men, wrw un
seated by the convention by a vote of 401 to '.10, Xoleu of I.a Orange, a
Folk man, getting his place.
Jeffe'Son City. Mo , July 19 Pendms the
decision of the St. LouLs contests, friends
of Cook and Allen are working with all
their might to keep their pledged and in
structed delegates from doing them more
harm than good.
On every side Is heard the prediction
that Cook will be beaten.
Friends of Harry Hawes on the Reso
lutions Committee announced to-night
that they Intended to have the convention
either accept or reject the strongest home
rule plank that could be devised. Friends
of Folk say that the effort Is simply made
to divert attenUon from tho anti-Cook
Sam B. Cook Is fighting hard to hold his
strength for the first ballot.
Developments to-day and to-night hao
been of a sort tu make such a practical
polltlc'an as ho la acknowledged on a.l
sides to be very anxious concerning the
future. .
From the first, friends of Folk have es
tablished their control of the convention
by unseating the temporary chairman rec
ommended by the State Committeo and
putting one of their own choice in his
place. On all sides this was regarded as
inimical to Mr. Cook and as showing the
temper of the convention. What Is more.
Folk delegates are receiving lair ireai
onent from the Credentials Committee.
Then, too, another meeting of delegates
who are Instructed for Cook but who are
against him personally was held this af
ternoon and It Is claimed that about sixty
were present.
Another meeting of the same number
was held to-night. It is the plan of these
anti-Cook men not to bolt Instructions,
but to prepare a petition to Mr. Cook, ask
ing him to withdraw from the race. One
of the leaders of this movement said to
night that they expected to have about 1S3
or 150 signatures.
This is a new thins In convention poli
tics and one which can hardly be met In
ordinary fashion
C. C. Crow ot St. Joseph Is one of tho
principal men in organizing the anti-Cook
fight He is recelvlig every assistance
from the close rolitlc.il backers of Mr.
Vr McLeod said to-night that there
would be obsolutclv no "laj-down" in the J
fight, and added that he telt connaent u.
Mr. Cook's defeat.
Mr. Cook's friends have been trjlng to
give "out the impression all of to-day that
tho fight against him meant bolted In
structions As the instructions are 2K,
he feels certain that he must keep them
In line. Mr. Folk told Mr. Cook to-day
that he was not In favor of any delegates
bolting Instructions on anv thing.
The men making the antl-Cilok fight re
sent this assertion of the Cook friends and
say that they can beat Mr. Cook without
bolting instructions of anv sort. With
equal confidence they say that Mr. Cook
will find It to his interest to get out of
the r3ce.
One of the close friends of Mr. Cook
to-night admitted that his defeat seemed
altogether too probable to be discussed.
Mr. Cook gave out the following state
ment to-night:
"The report of delegates bolting Instruc
tions Is purely sensationalism. Not n sin
gle Instructed delegation has decided to
bolt, and none will. The county delega
tions named In this morning's Republic as
having held a conference with the view
of disregarding instructions given by the
people and primaries and conventions nev
er held any such conference
"I have won this fight fairly and open
lv, and I will be nominated on the first
bal.ot by an emphatic majority. No con
vention can afford to unseat delegates
fairly elected, nor will any candidate who
has fairly won his fight In the primaries
bo defeated by delegates bolting their in
structions " ...
There has been comparatively little
change in the position of tho other can
didates. As long as the fight is centered
on Cook and Allen they feel that they are
doing well to hold themselves ready to
act accordingly.
Colonel D. W. Marmaduke, candidate1
for State Auditor, has headquarters on
Madison street, opposite the executive
mansion, and is energetically pushing his
candidacy, assisted by a score of friends.
While Colonel Marmaduke has only five
counties Instructed for him. he is credited
with having 3)0 delegates personally
pledged to him as a result of his diligent
"tlll hunt" campaign for the Iat three
Up to last Saturday, when ex-Lieutenant
Governor O'Meara changed his cand'dacy
from the State treasurjship to that of
Auditor. Colonel Marmaduke has been the
only opponent of Captain Allen Having
made a campaign of the State. Colonel
Marmaduke's friends claim that he shou'd
be recognized. If Allen Is to dcfja;d. In
R reference to any dark horse, or eleventh
our candidates.
Easily leading all of tbe convention con
tests Is the one on Cook and Allen. While
the delegates do not talk much about Al
len and hla friends are worrjlng as much
as those of Mr Cook.
By an error, a dispatch named Audrain,
the home of Mr. Cook, asi one of the coun
tii s represented in tho anti-Cook confer
ence lait night. Andrew County was rep
resented Yet the Ninth District has been organ
ized against Mr. Cook, who lives there.
T r McDearmon of St Charles, an
anti-Cook delegates, is the member of the
Committee on Credentials At first his
nomiuatlon was opposed by close friends
of Mr. Cook, but he was put on over their
protests Over two dozen telegrams were
sent to Boone County delegates to-day
from home, protesting their bolting In
structions. aid O. D. Gray to-night: "I am confi
dent that not a single Boone County dele
gate will bolt Instructions. We do not be
lieve In such proceedings"
Former Secretary Cottey of Knox said
that the delegates from that county would
not bolt their instructions at any stage of
tho game. This feeling Is being encour
aged all along the line by both the friends
of Cook and Folk.
Anti-Cook men refuse to say Just wso
are. Included in their protested delegations.
believing that it gives friends of Mr. Cook
too much opportunity to make their fight
Convention committees were appointed
at the first session, which, lasted two
Tho Credentials Committee has an all
night session ahead.
Folk delegations from Clla'OT nnd Mon
roe counties have been seated af'er mak
ing contests, and the committee Ij still
hearing the Jasper County emu it.
Indications aro .hat about flvj St. Louis
Hawes wards will oe ineat"d.
Owing to the deferred report from the
Credentials Committee the second session
of the convention to-night at 8 o'clock was
regaled with a speech by Dave Ball of
Fiko County, when an adjournment was
taken until 10 o'clock to-morrow morning.
All of the convention committees are
very strong for Folk, tho usual propor
tion being about 4 to 12. It is hardly prob
able that any nominations will be made
Eliot Maiors feels confident of success.
George Orchard, v. ho would like to be
Stato Treasurer, Is very anxious to find
how the St. Louis contests will be de
cided, as his friends depend upon the city
to give him a great many votes. Friends
of Foik are working Industriously for
James Cow gill.
Rubo Oglesby, W. C. Bronaugh and N.
J. Winters are all doing their best to cor
ral delegates. Honors at the present stage
are about even
The Democratic Nominating Convention
held Its first session to-day. effecting tem
porarj organlzaton and demonstrating on
a test vote the supremacy of Joseph W.
Folk and his followers. The session lasted
two hours and ten minutes, was hot to suf
focation and exciting nt times.
The test developed upon a motion to sub
stitute J. H. Nolen of Lewis County for J.
D Bvrnes of Jefferson, the superintendent
of Butler's farm, who was named by the
State Committee for temporary secretary
of the convention.
Bvrnes was turned down by a vote
of 4'jl to 290. The minority vote undoubt
ed! represents the total which can be
united on nn anti-Folk proposition, though
the malorlty vote does not Indicate the full
total which Folk will receive for Governor.
Thnt 290 makes things look blue for Sam
Cook. In view of the known anxiety of his
delegates to break away from instruc
tions h'econd In Interest of tho Incidents to the
dav's proceedings was the move by "Jim"
Jones of St Louis, who slipped In a reso
lution requiring that the Credentials Com
mittee seat no delegates In the permanent
organization, the election of whom was ob
tained by fraudulent means. Hawes tact-fullv-
seconded the motion to ndont this
resolution and It passed. It Is designed to
apply to the St. Louis contests.
Cheering was remarkable on three oc
casionswhen Vandiver was Introduced
as chairman, when W. J. Bryan's name
was mentioned and when Hawes arose to
second the Jones resolution. The St. Louis
delegation and the galleries furnished the
Hawes ovation.
The convention was called to order at
12 23 o clock. Doctor C E. Patlllo offered
the invocation. The Hall of Representa
tives proven naraiy adequate to accommo
date the delegates and their friends. The
former occupied everv Inch of available
space on the lower floor, excepting the
scant gallery and one small reserved sec
tion to the right of the speakers' stand.
Ladies were seated in the latter reserva
tion. Bv noon tho hall was crowded to Its
limit. When State Chairman Rothwell
took the chair, he ordered the aisles
cleared. It necessitated the ejection of
many visitors. One thousand persons is a
liberal estimate of the number of specta
tors admittctl to the first session, a. small
per cent of the crowd in Jefferson City.
The brief shower of yesterday did not
modify the temperature sufficiently to
make attendance at the convention a pure
delight, or a Joy forever. It was a perspir
ing body of Folk enthusiasts who wero
..-heron together to-day. but that meant
no limitation upon their enthusiasm. The
number of farmers present became em
phasized in mind wnen ine icra m uio
delegates wcrp studied as they iat row
behind row. The farm was In Its saddle.
The convention is without parallel in the
history of the State.
After the Invocation. State Chairman
Rothwell read . the formal call for the
convention and announced the results of
the State Committee meeting last night
Contested delegations holding the prims
Of Butler, Bates County, was last night
chosen as permam nt chairman of tho
convention. Judges Grave-s Is ono of tho
original Folk men.
facie credentials were seated In the tem
porary organization. Mr Itotbwell then
spoke briefly of his term of service as
btate chairman, thanking the Dtmocracy
of the btate for tendering hlra that com
mlsslc He declared that entering upon a cam
paign in a dall period two jears ago a
majority of -ij.COO had occn rolled up for
the ticket. "I hope and believe," con
tinued Mr. Rothwell. 'that when we alt
put our shoulder to the wheel this fall
we will total lOOOuO majoritj for the
State and national ticket "
Then occurred tne first explosion ot
Folk enthusiasm. It broke forth In a
shrill yell, when the name of W". D.
Vandiver was called as the choice of tho
State Committee as temporary chairman
of the convention.
Tho cheering echoed an! re-echoed
through the hall. It was long and loud,
nnd It clearlv and finally proclaimed the.
sentiment of this convention. The dem
onstration had its humorous phases.
Cheers for Vandiver are about the most
unpleasant bound Imaginable to the old.
crowd. As the shouting rose and fell
the faces of the defeated faction drooped
and woro a long and lugubrious ex
pression. Only a mlnu'e wa3 needed after the
Cheering subsided tn deielnn nnnthei- ln-
c.ucm. Biiuwing roiK dominance more
tangible. The other temporary officers
were called J. D. Bjrnes of Jefferson
County, secretary; J. D. Stark of Cooper,
ror sergeant-at-arms; Jack Slate or Cole,
doorkeeper. The announcements made.
a delegate from the First District rose
and moved the substitution of J. II. No
len of Lewis County for Bvrnes. Clearly,
the delegates did not proposo to accept.
the superintendent of Ed Butler's retreat
for aged and decrepit mules as an officer
of the convention.
The motion was loudly cheered. The
choice of Byrnes slipped through the State
Committee, with Bvrnes's real political
character known only to .the St Louis
tTi TJ "7 ?"". Bnaw ot the Thirteenth
District declared to-day that he nominated
Byrnes before the committee In perfectly
good faith, believing him to he. as he In
troduced him. an original Folk man.
It was talked around this morning that
the committee would retract Its action.
But enough of the members could not be
gotten. So it went up to the convention.
As the voting began it appeared that a
Thi ai 'J16 ?0l5 s;ra'"!th was to be made.
Th? St: Iioula Butler following "got busy"
and raked among their friends In the con
vention for support. In tho course of the
voting Dan Wray of Morgan insisted on
addressing the convention. But speeches
dow6 BOt popnt:ft"' ana he wa3 howled
.T1l? rIk c.tro nsth of the country rallied
to o!en almost without exception. In
Sh ..? Bvr"cs secured the entire vote,
except the compromise ten votes in South
S-' j .?n? three votes in th5 Twentieth
ward. The latter evidently were delivered
iS"01?-Bar.re,t' After the roll call was
ended Nolen's majority was apparent, and
numerous were the changes in favor of
tho Folk man. When the final vote was
announced. 401 for Nolen and 2D0 for
Bvrnes. the convention gave over to an-
,as"" "", cneering. ine result was
regarded as a direct test and was saluted
by huzzas as the first Folk victory in
the open convention.
Mr. Rothwell then Introduced Chairman
Vandiver. More cheering came from the
left and center, where tho country delo-
5pte,?,.?e2! s.e'Ued; Hlsses and cries of
wnntsL Pant,.: , Issued from the right
side, where sat the St. Louis Hawes con
tingent It was fivo minutes before the
convention relapsed Into silence. Then
JKi, 2i?l,her received respectful atten
tion. The opening remarks of the tempo
rary chairman did not awaken the crowd -to
any remarkable enthusiasm. But when
the speaker talked of the "firm rock of
good government" and spoke In anti
boodle phrases, then was evoked the
cheering and shouting. These hussas
were exceeded in volume only after Van
diver had mentioned W. J. Bryan. Bryan
Is Etlll the hero ot heroes In a Missouri
convention. '
Immediately after tho conclusion of
andiver s speech J. C Jones of St Louis,
who sits in the convention on a proxy,
raised a storm upon a resolution Intro
duced bearing nn thn at Tt,iB AA...
siZxiSS.??30,1'! hy otner St- Louis
delegates In his effort to get the floor, but
he persisted. Ho then sprung his resolu-"jn-
a,nd renfa. In clear tones, as follows:
Be It resolved by this convention. That
Inasmuch as fraud and Intimidation viti
ate ail transactions of life among honest
men, this convention declares and hereby
Instructs lt3 Commtitee on Credentials
when selected, to hold null and void the
alleged election of any delegate or det
.at.e.? .nherf u lB Proved that fraud. In
timidation, force or police Interference was
used to bring about such election."
Confusion prevailed for a few mo
ments. The resolution was cheered,
then hissed nnd then cheered again. Evi
dently, the document was designed to
awaken sentiment among tho delegates
and to inform them of the character ot
contest to be expected from St. Louis.
Vandiver rapred for order. Ho pounded
and then sounded some more.
In the midst of the disturbance. Harry
B. Hawes rose from the Eleventh Dis
trict and demanded recognition. Ho was;
wildly cheered by tho city delegates and
in the galleries
Hisses and cries of down" came from
other quarters Finally he got the floor.
"On behalf of the city of St Louis and
Its delegates." said Hawes. "I rise to sec
ond the motion for the adoption of the
resolution offered by the gentleman from
St. Louis, who is here on a proxy."
What looked like a tempestuous prospect
suddenly was relieved of Its embarraslng"
chases. Hawes did the graceful thing,
backing ud the demand for decision of the
contests In line- with the honesty of the
methods adopted to secure the election of
It came to a vote on the motion to table
and tho roll call was half completed when
Harber withdrew his motion.
It was Irregular, but by unanimous con
sent the motion to table was withdrawn.
Tho resolution, so craftily srtrunar hv fh
Folk men of St. Louis, was then adopted
on viva, voce vote.
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