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VOL. 36 BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 1906. 12 PAGES NO. 127 BRYAN RECEIVES A WAR1 WELCOME __________ « Home Folks Give Him a Neigh borly Recepiion ALL PARTY LINES ARE BROKEN It Was a Half Holiday In Lincoln and the City Was Crowded With Guests From Many States. Lincoln, Neb., September 5.—William J. Bryan this afternoon returned to his Lin coln home, and the “home folks” wel comed him with every evidence of ap proval and satisfaction. It was a neigh borly welcome, planned as such, and car ried out in its entirety with that un derstanding. Lincoln has more republicans than dem ocrats, and Bryan has in the past good humoredly expressed the belief that it would be a task to reform, the city, po litically, but tonight there was no line of partisan division, and the welcome extended to both Mr. and Mrs. Bryan was sincere and open-handed. Everybody showed good nature; nobody wanted to quarrel about politics, and nearly the whole population showed that it was gen uinely glad that so well known a man as Mr. Bryan lives here. It is doubtful whether Lincoln ever held a larger crowd than that which came to the city today. The weather, barring the heat, was as nearly perfect as could be. It was a half-holiday in the city, and every train which brought not only Ne- i braska people, but many from nearby states, was crowded. The city was hand somely decorated for the home-coming, the fronts of business houses being a mass of flags and bunting, while in the residence districts lithographs of Bryan In the windows, together with the na tional colors, were everywhere seen. The non-partisan nature of the reception was emphasized in every way possible. Train Arrives. The Bryan train arrived at the Bur lington depot shortly after 5 o’clock. Two hours before that the crowd began assem bling, and was packed around the depot, on the platforms of freight and express buildings, and on the sidewalks and in the streets for nearly half a block away. There was a roar of welcome as the train rolled in, and Mr. Bryan appeared on the platform. In the party, aside from Mr. and Mrs. Bryan, and their daughter, Grace, was the Lincoln delegation, which left here ten days ago to meet him in New York, and which Mr. Bryan accom panied on its homeward trip, together with a few of the Nebraska democratic mayors, who also went to New York. Mr. Bryan’s only expression, as he looked on the multitude of faces was: “Great Scott! What a crowd!” Showing no sign of fatigue, but bowing right and left and smiling happily with an occasional word to an old acquaint ance, Mr. Bryan made his way to the carriage. Seated with him in the trip uptown were Governor Mickey, Mayor Brown and John E. Miller, president of the Lincoln Commercial club. A second carriage had Mrs. Bryan, Mrs. M. D. Welch, Mrs. J. E. Miller and Mayor Dahl jnan of Omaha. There Was No Parade. Then In turn followed carriages con taining members of the reception com mittee and newspaper men who accom panied Mr. Bryan from the east. No attempt' was made at a parade, although there was a pretentious mounted escort headed by Capt. James Cosgrave, police men on horseback, fraternal organiza tions and individual marchers, the whole preceded by six bands. Along the route Mr. Bryan was re ceived with every evidence of cordiality and enthusiasm. Among those present were a number of officers *and men who were members of his regiment in the Spanish-Ameriean war and they cheered their colonel heartily. The party traversed three of the principal business streets, lined with cheering crowds, and then proceeded to the home of Charles W. Bryan, where Mr. Bryan had dinner and rested for a time, prior to going to the state capitol grounds for the speaking exercises and reception proper. Two hours before the time for the ex ercises at the capitol grounds a crowd estimated at from 30,000 to 60.000, struggled for points of vantage around the speaker’s stand. In a brief speech of welcome Mayor Brown said: “Before introducing Governor Mickey, who will extend the greetings of the state. Mr. Bryan I, as Mayor, welcome you home; not as a statesman, not as a dem ocrat, but as that dearest to us all, our beloved neighbor.’’ Governor Mickey spoke In part as fol lows: Governor Mickey Speaks. “We are glad, Mr. Bryan, that you have a home In our midst. We are glad that you are an Illustrious example of what the head of an American home should be. We are glad that providence has spared the life and health of yourself and family In your arduous travels apd that we can once more look Into your face and listen to the greetings of your kindly voice. Not only the city of Lin coln but the entire commonwealth shares In the felicity of this occasion and ex tends to you a cordial, sincere welcome back to your own. “You have brought unstinted honor to | us. You have given fame to your city and state In distant lands, and everywhere have sustained the exalted character of an American citizen.” The crowd showed some impatience as the governor proceeded and when on his passage he referred to “bogus reform ers” the crowd misinterpreting his thought, indulged In some hissing. As Governor Mickey concluded and Mr. | Bryan arose, there was renewed cheering and handclapping. Mr. Bryan began by saying that in his travels he had learned that the Arabic language contains 600 words meaning camel, and* that since re turning to the United States he had wish ed that the American language con tained as many words meaning “I thank you.” b He declared the happiest part of the long Journey was the home coming and then went Into a description of his travels. Following his speech Mr. Bryan shook hands with the thousands who passed before him. A display of fireworks ended th* affair. CAMPAIGN LITERATURE IS NOW BEING PREPARED Washington, Sepember 5.—(Special.)— “The literature being sent into the pres ent campaign by the democratic congres sional committee is prepared in a way somewhat different from the distribution heretofore by the committee," said Repre sentative John Wesley Gaines of Tennes ! see. Mr. Gaines is chairman of the com mittee having charge of the distribution of campaign literature, and for the past | fortnight has been working day and night. “We are not sending out long speeches replete with copious extracts. Our speeches have been arranged in the shape of leaflets containing vital extracts so that the issues are plainly and deafly put before the people. They can see at a glance what the arguments are, and what the facts are in corroboration of those arguments. We have a number of impor tant speeches treated in this way, and this literature is doing a vast amount of good among those who are seeking the light on public questions." One of the things that suggested this form of editing speeches is the cost of printing. It costs a lot of money to print long speeches and as everybody knows there Is always much in a set speech which can be easily eliminated without interfering with the speaker's line of reasoning. Mr. Gaines and his associates say they have very little money with which to pay piinting bills, and this new idea, in addition to putting the literature in a better shape, is a money-saver. The demo cratic hand book is now receiving its finishing touches by Mr. Gaines, but will not be issued for some days. This will be a comprehensive work, intended more for the use of speakers and writers than for the general reader. IRON ORE IS SOLD FOR COMING YEAR PIG IRON MARKET IS ACTIVE AND IN SOME DISTRICTS PRICES ARE HIGHER—THE CONDITIONS ARE “SANE AND SAFE.” Cleveland. O., September 5.—The Iron Trade Review tomorrow will say: Makers of pig iron impressed by the firmness of Iron ore sellers in declining to quote prices for the next year, and bp the soundness of the reasons advanced for refusing, are less insistent but con tent themselves by making reservationfl to meet their requirements for the year ending May, 1908. Hence, although no actual sales have been made, practically all of the Bessemer ore to be mined next year has been spoken for as well as large tonnages of non-Bessemer grades. The pig iron market was still active and in some districts prices are higher, but the disposition noted last week to place orders with more deliberation is still in evidence. Conditions may, on the whole, best be described by the some what overworked expression "sane and safe.” In most buying centers the shortage of pig iron for prompt shipments is not much relieved, and the shortage of cars is mak ing delivery of southern points very slow, but the willingness of some buyers to pay high prices for spot iron has acted like magic in bringing tonnages from unex pected quarters. We note, *for example, the sale of 1700 tons of foundry iron at $20 for No. 2 for the last quarter of 1906. In the Chicago district buyers have been especially active and prices are about 50 cents higher. In some cases, sales of southern iron have been made at $14.75 for next year’s delfvery. fact indi cates that the very high ppires recently talked of for southern iron are noi likely to prevail for 1907 delivery. The production of pig iron is slowly increasing. COTTON CONDITIONS OFF FIFTY PER CENT The Boll Weevil Is at Work on the Government Experiment Farm In Texas. Dallas, Tex., September 5.—Prof. W. D. Hunter, entomologist of the United States department of agriculture, in charge of cotton pest investigation, today said: "Cotton conditions in Dallas county have fallen off 50 per cent during the last ten days. "In the northwest part of the county conditions are better than in other por tions, because there were not so many boll weevils at the beginning of the sea son. "On the government experiment farm the weevils have been at work since June 1, thoroughly permeating the fields. "The presence of the weevil and the boll worm does not result in the strength of the cotton plant being sapped, but on the contrary the action of. these pests 'has much the same effect as pruning of the plants would. It is a characteristic of the fields infested by weevils that the plants as a result of this insect pruning appear to be unusually large and healthy. "Summarizing the cotton crop condi tions at this time the East Texas crop is poor, the central Texas crop is bad. the South Texas crop is excellent and the West Texas and Panhandle crops are fair." CONVENTION TO BE HELD. Southern Farmers Will Attend Quar antine and Immigration Conference. Nashville, Tenn., September 5.—The Southern Quarantine and Immigration convention will meet here on November 12, 13 and 14. The governors of all the southern states have signified their in tention of being present, and a number of ministers from foreign countries are expected to attend. The Southern Industrial association will meet here in conjunction with the Immi gration and Quarantine convention, and the delegates to both meetings are prac tically the same. Quarantine Is Raised. New Orleans, September 5.—All quaran tine against New Iberia, L*a., where a case of yellow fever was found eighteen days ago was raised tonight by order of the state board of health. In the raising of this quarantine without another case of yellow fever having developed, the mos quito theory of the transmission of this fever has scored another apparent victory. The pricipal precaution taken against the spread of the infection has been the burn ing of several hundred pounds of sulphur. By this method the mosquitoes in every house in New Iberia were killed. The health officials had difficulty In entering some houses for this purpose, several persons having made threats and declared that no sulphur should be burned in their homes. Dr. C. H. Irion, president of the Louisiana state board of health, went to New Iberia at the first news of yellow fever and has personally directed all the precautionary measures taken. Postmasters Appointed. Washington, September 5.—(Special.)— High Ridge, Bullock county, M. B. Shell; Saco, Pike county, George A. Kindred. STENSLAND MAY BE BROUGHT AT ONCE STATE DEPARTMENT IS NOW SATISFIED THAT THE FUGITIVE BANKER CAN BE RETURNED TO AMERICA ON ANY VESSEL. Washington, September 5.—Additional Instructions were sent by the state de partment today to Mr. Gummere, Ameri can minister to Morocco, relating to the desired surrender of Paul O. Stensland, president of the Milwaukee Avenue State bank of Chicago, to Assistant States At torney Olsen of Illinois, who apprehended the fugitive banker In Tangier. The failure of the department to hear yesterday from Mr. Gummere was due to the fact that the message sent him by the state department was in cipher and Mr. Gummere did not possess the key. He asked the department repeat in phraseology that he could understand and this was done. A prompt reply Is now expected. Until this arrives Mr. Scott, the solicitor for the department, will be unable to prepare the ruling asked for by Mr. Adee as to the powers of the United States to secure Stensland and to recover the deposit of $12,000 made by Stensland in the French bank at Tan gier. It is now said at the state depart ment that there will probably he no difficulty in fetching Stensland away from Morocco on any merchant vessel provid ing the ship does not touch at a French port. There is no provision in the ex isting extradition treaty between America and France for the surrender of persons guilty of embezzlement, the technical of fense charged against Stensland. If Stens land, therefore, got in the French juris diction he might, through counsel, secure intervention by the authorities and if suggested the French officials might feel obliged to move in the matter on their own account to escape liability for a civil suit for damages which might be brought on the ground of illegal imprisonment on French territory. No such difficulty would be met if the fugitive were brought into Gibraltar or to a Spanish or Portu guese port because their extradition treaties would permit of his surrender to American authorities. DIES FROM FRIGHT. Ohio Woman Dreams That She Was Attacked By a Negro. Columbus. _ Ohio, September 5.—Seized with a frenzy of fright at the dream that a negro was trying to kill her, Miss Annie Morgan, 3T year of age, was overcome with an attack of heart trouble, and died within a few minutes. Crying out in her fright, Miss Morgen ran out of her hoom shouting: “A big colored man is standing over my bed trying to kill me with a knife,” then she sank to the floor unconscious, and died in a ffw minutes after a physician was : umraoned. American Interests In Cuba. Tampa, Fla., September 6.—General Acevede, a Cuban military officer, has ar rived here on a government mission, to as certain the real attitude of Cubans In Tampa regarding the Cuban revolution. He is to report to his government on re turning to Havana. Two firms In Tampa have about forty thousand head’ of cattle on Cuban rauglss, which arc valued at half a million dollars. One firm purchased large numbers of American flags and dis played them about their Cuban ranges, hoping thus to prevent depredations on their property. It Is believed here that If the revolution shall continue much longer such American Inteiests in Cuoa will suffer. --- Has Demoralizing Effect. Dallas, Tex.. September 5.—It Is believed here that the pugilistic victory of Joe Gans has had a demoralizing effect on j the rough element of negroes. Several cases of resisting officers have been re ported and In one Instance a desperate battle ensued between a policeman and a negro. Last night while Officer George S. Jackson was attempting the arrest of John Hyer, a negro, on the charge cf assaulting his wife and child, the negro fought desperately. The two clinched ind the officer used a revolver. The negro was wounded seriously and the officer badly beaten before he made the a^-est. Sveral cases of resisting officers by ne groes has been reported to police head quarters today. Reward Is Requested. New Orleans, September 5.—An affidavit requesting the removal from office of Po lice Inspector E. S. Whitaker on charges of gross official misconduct was presented to the police board today by Mayor Mar i tin Behrman. The affidavit was made by Morris Abraham, a cotton broker, Mayor Behrman acting merely in a formal ca pacity. Abraham charges that Whitaker failed to prosecute properly a search for alleged robbers. Edward H. Dunn Dead. Boston, September 5.—Edward H. Dunn, president of the corporation of Boston University, died last night after an ill ness of two years. Mr. Dunn had held many offices of trust in business, educa 1 tlonal, rellgloua and poUtlcal llfe In Bos ton. ■ NATIONAL INI IS IN SESSION Three Hundred Delegate As semble at Texarkana MANY STATES REPRESENTED Committee Is Appointed to Set Price for the Present Crop of Cotton. Officers to Be Elected Today. Texarkana, Ark., September 5.—The sec ond annual meeting of the National Farmers’ Educational and Co-operative union convened at the city hall here this morning and will continue for three days. The meeting was called to order by Na tional President Duckworth of Thomas ton, Ga. Hon. N. A. Shaw of Texarkana, in behalf of Mayor Stewart, made the ad dress of welcome, which was responded to by D. J. Neill of Texas. The report of t'he credentials commit tee shows a total of about 300 delegates, Tftxas heading the list with sixty. The slates represented are as follows: Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana. California, Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, Missouri, Kansas, Kentucky, North Caro lina, South Carolina, Mississippi, Indian Territory and Oklahoma. The order claims a total membership of 600,000. In discussion by the convention of the conditions of the cotton crop throughout the territory represented, the reports showed an average, deterioration of 20 per cent In crop wlt'hln the last twenty days, due mainly to insects and excessive rains. A committee, consisting of B. L. Griffin, chairman, Arkansas; E. A. Calvin, Texas; H. P. Hudson, Tennessee; E. A. Cook, Alabama, and J. R. Pickett. South Caro lina, was appointed to fix the minimum price for this season’s cotton crop, and it is thought it may make Its report at tonight’s session. It is generally understood that nothing less than 10 cents will be considered. it is expected the election of officers will take place tomorrow. At a late hour tonight the delegates of the National Farmers’ union, by unani mous vote, reaffirmed the minimum price of 11 cents Xor middling cotton basis, in terior points, for this year’s cotton crop. RUSSIAN PROGRAMME HAS BEEN ANNOUNCED Liberal Measure of Reform Is Prom ised the People of the Empire. St. Petersburg, September 5.—An official communication embodying the whole gov ernment programme was published to night. The programme embraces court martials for political crimes, and an in crease of the penalties for revolutionary propaganda, and expresses a firm deter mination to preserve order. It also prom ises a liberal measure of reforms, and that useless restrictions on Jews shall be abolished forthwith. Measures are prom ised In the direction of greater provin cial autonomy. Zemstvos will be intro duced In Poland and the Baltic pro vinces. An Income tax will be Instituted. Re forms In the police and other service are also promised. A general meeting of Octoberists and peaceful regeneratlonlsts will be held at the end of September, when It Is believed the Octoberlst party will be dissolved or merged with the peaceful regeneratlon lsts. I GENELE IS ACQUITTED. He Us Held, However, on Another Charge of Murder at Salisbury. Salisbury, N. C., September 5.— George Genele, who has been held without bond on the charge of murder since the triple lynching here on the night of August 6, w-as acquitted on a charge of jail breaking tonight. He is still in custody, however, and may be tried for murder. The grand jury today found new true bins for murder in the first degree against Mrs. Della Dillingham, wife of one of the men lynched; George Erwl nand Henry Gillespie, all three of whom were to have been tried at the special term of court In August along with the victims of the mob. The new indictments are designed to meet the question raised as to Gov ernor Glenn’s legal right to call a spe cial term of court when he was out of the state. The trial has been set for Friday. LITERALLY SCALPED. Girl's Hair Caught In Sewing Machine In Bag Factory. Minneapolis, September 5.—Annie Shce ma. 22 years of age. an employe of a bag factory, was literally scalperl today, the result of her hair being caught In a sew ing machine. Depplte her injuries physi cians are confident the girl will recover. It was decided to graft the scalp back on her head, and the necessary operation was at once made. The girl had become 111 and laid down on a bench, her head being within a few Inches of the shafting. In some manner her hair became entangled In the machinery and she was dragged from her place on the bench. Her screams attracted other workers, who rushed to her aid, but before they could help iher, her entire scalp had been torn off. Her left ear was also tom. To Float the Sheridan, San Francisco, September S.—The United States army transport Thomas sailed to day for Manila via Honolulu. She carries a large quantity of wrecking gear from the Mare Island navy yard and other sup plies which will be used In an effort to float the transport Shendan. new on the r*af at Barbara Point, Island of Oahu. TABLET IS UNVEILED TO COMMEMORATE PEACE DAY Portsmouth, N. H., September 5.—The treaty of Portsmouth, which ended the war between Japan and Russia, wua signed here at 3:47 o’clock in the after* noon a year ago today, and at the same hour today a tablet was ir d to per petuate the memory of t nt. The day was observed o> ace day ’ by the ringing of all th in the city at sunrise, and again ' set, and dur ing the afternoon 0,0 imdred people gathered at the nav ,n front of the .... & -- general stores building, in which the en voys met, and with appropriate exer cises celebrated the anniversary. The in scription on the tablet reads: “In this building, at the invitation of Theodore Roosevelt, President of the Uni ted States, was held the peace confer ence between envoys of Russia and Japan, and on Sptember 6, 3906, at 3:47 p. rn., was signed the treaty of Portsmouth, which ended the war between the two countries." ANNIE-VJN IS VISITED . 1 HEAVY RAIN STORM Anniston, September 6.—The heaviest rainfall ever known here occurred late today, &6 inches falling with fifty-three minutes. Many stores were flooded and their stocks washed away, bridges swept out and several large industries flooded, and so badly damaged that hundreds of men will be thrown out of employment for several days. Considerable damage was done by light ning accompanying the storm. A bolt struck the warehouse of the Woodstock Cotton Mills warehouse, setting Are to the building, which caused a loss of $30, 000. i A HEATED DEBATE IS PRECIPITATED President’s Forestry Policy is Being Criticised HEYBURN MAKES ATTACK “Policy," Said the Idaho Senator, “Be longs to Monarchies and King doms and Not to Republics." Defended By Reeder. Boise. Idaho. September 5.—The so-called “policy of the administration in setting aside large areas in the west for forest reserves was the subject which precipi tated an acrimonious and at times sen sational debate at last night’s session of the Irrigation congress. Gifford Pinchot, chief of the bureau of forestry, stated that the policy of President Roosevelt was to “give every part of the public lands their best use.” These reserves, to a certain extent controls the business of the west, he said, for the chief summer range is In the reserves. The stock men j could not he kept off entirely at the le mand of the irrlgatlouists. He said neither could the service let them have free run of the reserves. Senator Heyburn launched a bitter at tack on the administration's forestry pol icy. The people were told what was the policy of the administration, he said, but the administration has no right to have any policy except assisted In the statutes. The administration told the people “what we will give you." No one, he said, au thorized the administration to give the people anything. The people were sov erign. “Policy,” said the Idaho senator, “belongs to monarchies and kingdoms, and not to republics." “Forestry,” he said, “has ben fostered as a policy to uphold the leisurely, lazy, dignity of monarchs.” Heyburn’s Retort. Senator Heyburn declared that Cassia reserve in Idaho was created at the be hest of speculating cattlemen. Congressman Reeder of Kansas inter rupted to declare that the President of the United States set the reserve aside, and he did so from a pure purpose. Sen ator Heyburn resented the Interruption, whereupon Mr. Reeder expressed Ills be lief that the Idaho scitptor was Impugning the President’s motives. "Please keep your Ideas to yourself, while I have tbe platform,' retorted Mr. Heyburn. The President needs no defense from me at your hands. Senator Heyburn said lie did not qu»s tlon the President’s motives, but that the President had been misled by bad and not disinterested advisers. When Senator Heyburn asserted with much vehemence that Mr. Plnchott’s theory about foreBts subserving moisture was all nonsense, there were cries of "No, no," and In all parts of the house there was hissing. Senator Heyburn shout ed his defiance at the audience. "Gees! hiss away," he said, "don’t try that with me. I am too old to be scared by that process. I will have a 'hearing." Order Is Restored. When Chairman Carter hnd restored order, Mr. Heyburn attacked the National Forestry association. One of Its vice pres idents, he said, was "Weirhauser, who owns more timber land than any man In the world—more timber than was origin ally stolen by any man in the world." The Right Rev. Joseph Arearelll of Den ver, who spoke of Italian Immigration, deplored the tendency of immigrants from his country to gather In the slums of the large cities, hut with his class he contrasted the thousands of thrifty Ilalinn farmers who were cultivating farms In the west. Richard W. Young of Salt Dake City read a pnper on sugar beet legislation. His argument was against the free ad mission of sugar from the Philip,tines. Col. Roby Hartlng of the South Caro lina delegation presented the "Drainage Needs of South Carolina.” He urged the Irrigation congress to espouse the cause of his Htate and help to securo federal appropriations for the reclammatlon of South Carolina marshes and swamp lands. Sacramento, Cal., Is Becking the next convention, and In the effort to obtain It the delegates from that city today servel refreshments to all comers at their headquarters. Stoglemakers In Session. Wheeling. \V. Va., September 5.—The eighth annual convention of the National League of Stoglemakers Is In session here. At the morning session C. S. O. Sher man. president of the Industrial Workers’ of America, and Organiser Frank of Pitts burg addressed the convention, encourag ing the stoglemakers to Join the Indus trial Workers. Will Enter Academy. San Francisco, September 5.—Among the passengers on the Toyen Klaeu America, which arrived here yesier day from China, were Chen Sh*-i Ting and Ten Fong Ten, two Chmme boys. Tney are en rou'e to Auuap'dis, where they will enter the United States naval tCAjemy. WM. T. JEROME IS A CENTRAL FIGURE Democrats of New York State in Conference at Albany MAY FIGHT W. R. HEARST William Sulzer of . iw York Is Also a Prominent Figure and Has Some Support for the Governorship. Albany, N. Y., September 5.—Two events of equal Importance in proportion in the democratic state campaign took place here today and the city is buzzing to night with political Interest. First, and seemingly most important, was the conference of democrats from many counties of the state, called to dis cuss the situation In the pasty, the cen tral figure of which was Attorney William Travers Jerome of New York. It is con ceded that this meeting was aimed chiefly to prevent if possible the nomination or endorsement by the state convention at Buffalo of William R. Hears!. Several al lusions in the speeches were interpreted as having no other possible meaning. The other Incident whs a conference of representatives of smeral radical demo cratic organizations from which tonight emanated a statement criticizing iur. Hearst and declaring In favor of the nomination of Congressman William 8ul zer of New York. At this conference was present Albert Dulin of New Jersey, de clared to be a close personal and politi cal friend of William J. Bryan. In an interview afterward Mr. Dulin spoke in favor of Mr. Sulzer. E. M. Sheppard Presides. The democratic conference wag presided over by Edward M. Sheppard of Brook lyn, and was addressed by Mr. Jerome and others. Adjournment was taken to September 25 at Buffalo, the day and place of the state convention, and resolutions were adopted setting fortli the views of the conference, and providing for the ap pointment of a committee to 'ay before the democrats of the state the principles voiced by the conference. Thcju resolu tions were as to U*ws: “Resolved, That itmocrats should rec ognize and repudiate boss rule in every form, and especially efforts from any di rection to obtain control of the party or ganization by purchase, by ntimidatlon or by hired agents. “That the principles of the party require unflinching opposition to protectionism, socialism and imperialism. We recognize the right and the ability of the people . to regulate and control publi; interests in the state, but wi resent any effort to commit the party to a socialistic position, or to dictate the policy of he democratic party. “That policy should be the outcome of a full, free and untrammelled expression of the opinion of the party in open con vention assembled. “Resolved, That a committee of Uve be appointed by the chair with power to fill vacancies, to lay before I be demo crats of every county the principles above expressed." Received With Enthusiasm. The speakers, especially Mr. Jerome, were received with marked enthusiasm. By what they declare was "really an accidental coincidence," a group of men representing radical democratic organiza tions also held a conference today in a room near Mr. Jerome’s in the Teneyck. They gave out tonight a statement declar ing that the Hearst movement was inimi cal to that of Mr. Bryan; that Mr. Hearst Ifi persona non grata to the Bryan dem ocrats, and includes an indorsement of Congressman William Sulzer of New York. Tills action was given importance by the presence at this radical conference of Albert 8. Dulin of New Jersey, for years editor of the democratic national congressional committee, and known as a close personal friend of W. J. Bryan. Replying to an Inquiry as to the sig nificance of his visit here. Mr. Dulin dictated the following statement: “T am here to confer with the repre sentatives o' the various democratic or ganizations as to a united policy In the present campaign, our purpose being to assist In th«' nomination of some candi date who is the ^mbodyment of the prin ciples enunciated by William J. Bryan.” He said also that the adherents of Mr. Bryan resented the alleged efforts of Mr. Heant’s /riends to secure for him the democratic Presidential nomination In 1908. “Mr. Hearst." added Mr. Dulin. “has rendered yeoman service to the demo cratic party in Uve past, but when he at tempt* to send back .tl»* democracy ami make it his personal asset at the expense of the loyal supporters of W. J Bryan, it seems to me he is making a serious pofitlcal blunder.” Republicas Meet. Santa Crus, Cal.. September 5.—The state republican convention met here today. Nearly all of the 825 delegates were pres ent. Judge McKinley of Los Angeles was elected presiding chairman and after the committee were appointed adjournment i was taken until tomorrow. HOPE OF PEACE IS FELT IN COBH Fijrhliiijr Has Been Practically Suspended in the Island CONFERENCES WILL BE HELO Delegates Have Been Chosen Who Will Call on Revolutionary Lead ers and Discuss Plans of Settlement. Havana, September 5.—Peace is in the air, and on all sides tonight there if ! hope that matters will be arranged be tween the government and the insurgents. However, there has been no tangable ad vance toward an agreement or even nego tiation. But fighting has been practically suspended. Delegates, Informally chosen by a small group of veterans, started today to the camps of Pino Guerra, Colonel Asbert, General Guzman and other Insurgent lead ers to learn what will be acceptable to the fighting leaders of the revolution. A similar committee started for Clenfuegos to consult with insurgents in Santa Clara province. Date this evening General Men ocal, General Cebreco and other veterans held a conference with Alfredo Zayas, leader of the liberal party, which did not result in an understanding. At the same time the executive committee of the mod erate party held a conference at which peace was excitedly discussed. The Associated Press Is informed, al though the fact has not been made public that the government commanders have been directed to suspend active field op erations until it can he determined what can be done to end the war. The propo sitions, which the promoters of the peace movement have In mind, are, generally speaking, those already noted by the As sociated Press, and include a special ses sion of congress to pass acts of amnesty for the holding of a municipal election within sixty days, and a new general i election providing for minority representa I tion in all branches of the national and municipal governments. Want Resignations. These propositions seem to appeal to the public, although liberals are Inclined to demand also the resignation of all high officials. Including the President and members of the cabinet, which the gov ernment, of course, never can consider. It Is feared that the demands of the In surgent leaders In the Held will be much more exacting than those of Insurgent sympathizers In cities. At the conference this afternoon Setter Zayas rather enigmatically said that while he was desirous of assisting tlfe peace movement, he could not use his Influence unless it was to be either a. temporary peace with an opportunity to arrange details later, or a peace pro cured at all costB. He said that the wfiole matter Is a political question which had taken the form of an armed protest, and that it must be treated as such. He called attention to the willingness of the liberals, even those who were elect ed at the last election, to resign If their opponents would do likewise, and make nil appeal to the country. He said the government as a government of the peo ple must not he Instrageant, but must recognize the people's protests. The vet erans, who are somewhat puzzled as to the attitude of Senor Zayas, said they would communicate with him again In formulating more definitely the Ideas they might have to propose. Meanwhile they urged him lo fully consult with the liberal leaders. The consultation of the executive com mittee of the moderate party was at tended by nine members. There was a wide divergence of views expressed. None of them were willing to concede anything approaching what the liberals talk of de manding. Talk Matters Over. General Menocal end his associates, however, by no tnenns regard their ef forts as hopeless. The moderate leaders tonight say they have done nothing as yet hut talk matters over a little. It 1* evident, however, that some of them clearly realize the necessity of at least a semblance of an effort to bring about peace, no matter how strong the gov ernment may feel, since they do not wish the party to take the responsibility of pressing the Issue to further bloodshed and other disasters of war. The liberals, If they agree to anything, will want some form of assurance for the carrying out of pledges, which will satisfy their party, and Inducing those In active In surrection to lay down their arms. General Menocal today visited Joss Miguel Gomez and all the other alleged conspirators who are In prison here, hut with no further result than that already Indicated. All were disposed to persist in the de mand for general resignations and subse quent elections. Although General Nunez reports that the Insurgent hands In Hi vunn province are well scattered, the operations of Colonel Asbert's numerous hands continue. All the testimony from tfre belligerent regions Is to the effect that the Insurgents are active and numer ous. . , Telegrnphlo service between Plnar del R|o and Havana was Interrupted this evening, but it is not believed a con flict In that vicinity will take place soon. Complaints are being received at the American legation here of Interference with the property Of Americans in Santa Clara province, though there have been several requests for protection. Draw Up Regulations. St. Petersburg. September 5.—The com mittee appointed to deal with the land question has drawn up regulations for the employment of crown lands In the ex tension of the peasant holdings. The lands concerned cover 4.000.00 dessitnes. yield ing a total revenue of SI.500.000. The land will be sold In small allotments on tlia basis of the capitalisation of the average annual Income for the last three years, the price not to exceed 20 times the year ly rental. A special credit will be granted for the expenses of removal where the new proprietors are not residents of the district in which their new property is situated, and they will be furnished free with lumber for the construction ol houses and farm buildings.