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OF MARYLAND 4ORMAN'S ROD UP TO CATCH POSSIBLE SPARK. 'DELEGATION UNIT FOR HIM Senator Craftily Opposes Instruction, But Has Things in Shape He Desires. Baltimore, Md., May 26.-The dem coratic state convention met here today and adopted a platform and elected delegates to the St. Louis convention. Senator Gorman was a delegate from Howard county, and his entry into the hall was greeted with great enthusiasm. The platform adopted admittedly embodies 'Mr. Gorman's opinion of what the national platform should be, he being a member of the resolutions committee. It is confined to national issues and practically endorses the line of action followed by the demo cratic minority during the late ses sion of i ess.. It calls for mod .rate ta ;revision, independence for the FPe s, economy in, expendi tures and full investigation of all al leged crookedness in the postoffice and other government departments, and severely criticises the present ad ninistration, Panama and Philippines. "As to the Panama canal and the liberty of the Filipinos the platform contains the following clause: "~here is no rightful place under our system of constitutional Ameri can liberty for the conquest, subjfuga tion and government of alien races in remote islands of the sea and for the dangers and evils of colonial and imperial expansion, and we pledge ourselves to the adoption of all con servative and practical measures to rescue the government from the evil consequences of so deplorable a de parture from the fundamental princi ples of the constitution. To this end we demand at the earliest possible moment, independence shall be grant ed to the Filipinos, with the same general relationsnip to this country as that how enjoyed by the people of Ouba. "The democratic party has been foremost in advocating the construc tion of an interoceanic canal for the purposes of national defense and com merce between the state. While ac cepting of the negotiations conducted by President Rosevelt, we cannot lose sight of the disturbing fact that the methods under which the territo ry was acquired were in defiant dis regard of law and treaty obligations toward a sister repuiblic too weak to resist the ungenerous action of our government." Every One Denounced. The republican house of senators and representatives are condemned fo And representatives are condemned for their refusal to permit an investi ,r.tion into "alleged frauds in the de partment at Washington." As to the (resent administration it declares jthat President Roosevelt has been ?Ilty of unprecendented and un~par .onaible dictation to both ibranches of congress. "We denounce him," it continues, for flagrant encroachment upon the ightful powers and indepeldence of ongress, and while amazed at the 'bserviency of a republican senate and a republican house of representa ves to his orders and bold usurpa ion, we declare 'his autocratic inva on of their freedom deserves and should receive the indignant rebuke and condemnation of the people." Gorman Is Crafty. ; While the delegation to St. Louis as not instructed to vote as a unit, t is admitted that this course was llowed at the request of Senator rman, the convention 'being plain in the humor to instruct for him. hen a delegate moved to instruct, ntor Gorman protested and the on was withdrawn. Sconvention adopted a reso commending the "boldness and ith which our senator, Arthur man has signalized his return f.ormer field of his acknowledged hip and distinguished public .following delegates- at - large en: senator Gorman, ex Jaolhn Walter Smith, State 1-Mrray Vanderiver, Con - ' C. Talibot. Twelve dis Ip yer leo chosen. t Senator ' platent calls kbe honors Endorses ,- Beer as Opposed to Patent Medicines. Of course, a pure, wholesome beer is meant-that is Budweiser Mr. Edward Bok, editor of The Ladies' Home Journal, in a page article in the May issue gives a list of 36 medicines with official analysis assert ing them to contain 12 to 47 per cent. of Alcohol I And he adds in black type: "In connection with this list, think of beer, which contains only from two to five per cent. of alcohol, while some of these 'bitters' contain ten times as much, making them stronger than whisky, far stronger than sherry or port, with claret and champagne way behind." Mr. Bok continues: "A mother who would hold up her hands in holy F "'; horror at the thought of her child drinking a glass of beer, which contains from two to five per cent. of alcohol, gives to that child with her own hands a patent medicine that contains from seventeen to forty-four per cent. of alcohol." Budweiser contains only 30 per cent. of alcohol. It is better th ·n pure water because of the nour ishing qualities of malt and the tonic properties of hops. Budweiser is pre-eminently a family beverage; its use promotes the cause of true temperance--it guards the safety of health and home. Budweiser is "King of Bottled Beers" Bottled only at the home plant of the Anheuser=Busch Brewing Ass'n, St. Louis, U. S. A. that no such ambition, no local pride, no desire for personal favoritism should hamper us until we have re deemed the country and place a dem ocrat in the presidential chair. An Anetent Irish Custom. Mr. 1Mosher's little Bibelot for April contains "Sea Magic and Running VWi ter," by Fiona Macleod. There is a strange p)ower of recording the old superstitions and sadness of the sea in that wandering essay, as many readers know. We quote her account of an ancient Irish custom handed down from pagan days: "A inan alilthis throe-sons, on an is land which I will speak of only as south and e:st of the Minch. went secretly on tine eve of St. Columhba's day a year ago and took a pall of milk from the hyres, and a jug of running water of a wellspring, and a small loaf of bread from the oven, andt a red fagot from the fire held In a cleft stick. The youngest son threw the fire Ipto the sea, crying, 'Here's fire for you!' And the other sons poured on the black flood the surf white milik and the rain gray water, crying, 'Bere's cool water for you!' and 'Here's the kindly milk for you!' And thefa ther threw the loaf of bread on, the wave and cried, 'Peace to your/hun err' " THE PICKET WINS DERBY TAKES IT FROM IRISH LAD BY A NOSE. TALENT FALLS DOWN HARD Wild Struggle to Place Money on Horse That Ran No Better Than Second. New York, May 26.--Coming down along the last few strides to the wire, The Picket in the Brooklyn handicap snatched victory away from Irish Lad, the Metropolitan winer of this year. It was scarcely more than a difference of a head, but the westerner finished stronger than the Duryea colt, whose terrific pace with Hermis up to the home stretch, would have tried to the utmost the strongest of hearts and the sturdiest of timbs. Frantic cheers, which had been ringing from the throats of nearly 40,000 spectat ors, died away when it was realized that Irish Lad had gone down to de feat. Proper, the California candidate, came through at the end and beat out Hermis for third place. The time for the mile was 1:39 2-5, and for the mile and a quarter 2:06 3-5, one OLD TRIED TRUE ESTABLISHED 1850 NATIONAL LIFE INS. CO. OF VERMONT. fifty-four years of unequaled record; lowest mortality; largest dividends; issues all the latest forms of insurance. The Best Insurlince In the World.. ,"You don't have to die to win" WAYNE JONES, Odn'I Manager, 36 N. Main, Helena, Mont. and one-fifths second slower than the race 'made rby Irish Lad last year. The handicap was worth $20,000, of which $2,500 went to the second horse and $1,500 to the third. The betting ring was a sweltering mass of humanity. 1lo sooner nad the odds Ibeen posted than there was a rush to back Irish Lad. Three and three and one-half to one were pre valling quotations for a time, bu; t money poured steadily into the ring, and when the bugle called the field to the post no better than 11 to 5 could be had against the favorite. Her mis opened and closed at 4 to 1. The Picket was well played, but his price receded only two points. From 10 to 1 he was backed to 8 to 1. Mr. John Rutlege. The eminent Shakespearean scho: ar and actor will give a series of les sons in Shakespearean readings. Par ticular attention paid to voice build ing, enunciation, grace and general deportment. JOHN RUTLEGE, College Inn. Fifteen lessons, $10.00. Calling cards at The Gazette office.