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Home Folks Give Him a Neigh
borly Recepiion
It Was a Half Holiday In Lincoln and
the City Was Crowded With
Guests From Many
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
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
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
b He declared the happiest part of the
long Journey was the home coming and
then went Into a description of his
Following his speech Mr. Bryan shook
hands with the thousands who passed
before him. A display of fireworks ended
th* affair.
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
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.
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
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
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
"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
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.
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
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.
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. ■
Three Hundred Delegate As
semble at Texarkana
Committee Is Appointed to Set Price
for the Present Crop of Cotton.
Officers to Be Elected
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
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
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.
Liberal Measure of Reform Is Prom
ised the People of the
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
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
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
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.
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
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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
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
President’s Forestry Policy is
Being Criticised
“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
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
Democrats of New York State
in Conference at Albany
William Sulzer of . iw York Is Also
a Prominent Figure and Has
Some Support for the
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
“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
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
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
“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.
Fijrhliiijr Has Been Practically
Suspended in the Island
Delegates Have Been Chosen Who
Will Call on Revolutionary Lead
ers and Discuss Plans of
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
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
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
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
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
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.

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