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Guffey Hoped Until the End, But Lost at Every Point
y.rginians Already Begin
ning to Get Ready for De?
parture Ff6m Denver; Mrs.
Swanson at Meetings.
Stnff Correspondcut of Tlie ITImes
IJENVEIt, COL., July 9.?-Wlth thc
exception of severai nntertalnlng
HpeocheH by orators of national fame
thtto tvcJro no Interesting features to
the mornlng seHHlon of the convention,
the events of tho day and week oc
c-urrlng lato at nlght.
The body was permanently organlzed
in the mornlng, nnd Congi ,.,/imnti Clay?
ton, of Alaiamu, ln ussumlng thc
gavo), dellvered a powerful arralgn
ment of tho Republlcan adtnlnlstra
tlon?a bugle call to the DemocratH
of tho country to rally to the. tlcket
and wln a glorlous victory In Novem?
ber. When Temporary Chalrman Bell.
who has marked himself as ono of
the ablest.presldlng oiilcers In tho hlt_
tory of national conventions, ylelded
tho gavel, he recelved an ovatton whlch
lasted severai mlnutes. Ho made a
brief vnledlctory address, which pro
vokea loud applause,
Klssed I.lttle Glrls.
A beautlful incldent followed and set
the great throng wlld wlth enthusiasm.
Two hugc bunches of Amerlcan Beauty
roses were carrled to the stand by four
little glrls dressed In the colors of tho
Amerlcan flag. The tob. wero llfted
soparntely to the rostrum and each
gnvo a klss to Chalrman Clayton.
From an oratorlal vlewpolnt Clay
ton's speech dld not measure up to that
of hls predecessor, but thn Alabamian
Is a mati of flne voice and presence.
Ile held the attention of the convention
wlth ease.
The .Jefferson Club. of St. I^ouls,
marched around tho hall wlth a band
and holsted banners, ln fa'vor of Gov?
ernor Francls, of Mlssouri. for Vlce
Presldcnt. The applauso Indlcated that
thc- Mtssourlan has considerable
itrongth for second place.
The real speech of the day was made
by Martin W. Llttleton. the brllllant
New Vork lawyer, who Ih a natlve of
T'-nnessec and a typtcal Southerner.
Whon he declared that whatever the
platform and whoovcr the candidates,
New York Democrats would fight loyal
ly for thc tlcket, there was prolonged
applause. The vlce-presldency and the
national chalrmanshlp are both up In
the air. nnd there seems to have been
no tanglble understandlng among lead?
ers as to elther post.
Wlllle acting in the place of Senator
Dnnlel on the subcommittee on plat?
form, Governor Swanson presented a
strong plank. suggcstlng the curtall
ment of the powers of the Speaker of
the House of Representatlves, ln order
that this body may become more dellb
A Message From
The President.
Tho Brown Shoe Company's shlpments for
thc month of June were _852,."0-.0_, and,
according to publlshed reports. we belleve
these are tbe greatest shlpmentR of nny xhoc
house for the same period In thls country.
Durlng the past sprlng shlpplng season, from
December 12, 1.07, to July 1, 1908, we show
a total loss tn shlpments of *(2_..0.6/.'0 over
thc same period of thc prccedlng yenr, but
us our shlpments show a galn of over One
Mlllion dollars per year for the last flvo
successive years. and, ns our shlpments for
the flrst six months of 1907 were one inll?
lion dollars (.1,000,000) greater tluir. our
shlpments were for the flrst six months ol
1906. our business for the flrst half of the
present year ls very encouragmg, especlal?
ly ln vlew of the. fact thnt our sales de?
partment does not remember of a condition
(unless lt may have bren In 1S93. when the
retallers were so unlversally dlsposed to
dofer placlng orders for goods Intended for
future use.
However, for the past four weeks we have
been on the galn slde In Sales except for
cne week. and wo belleve that our Incom
inj. businas durlng July aud August will
rhow a good Increase for these months, nlso
that same wlli be thc cuse tor the last foui
months of tho year If thc crops of the
country aro n fair average, as now seems
to be the Indlcotlons, nnd that our Com
rany's shlpments for thc year 190S will
?how a, nlco galn over IHO".
Wo also belleve thc general buslness of
tho country for the lust bIx months of this
year will refloct thc short purchases of tho
flrst six months.ln tho way of a material
Increase tn volume.
Our clght great factorles aro now turnlng
out tholr respectlvc speclalty brands wlth
a. greater degree of excollence thnn over
before In tho hlstory of our country.
Our leadlng brands are:
for Boys.
for Glrls.
MOUND CITY SHOES for Railroad nnd
Sportsmon Trade.
REPEATER and ECHO Popular-Prlce
Shoes for Men.
WORLD SHOES for Men und Boys.
VALUE Llnos ot Popular-Prlce Shoes for
Women and Chlldren.
Tho Brown Shoe Compnny, antlclpating
present condltlons, now havo tho Whlte
House (sre.n'_.l ahoo depot ln the world)
fllled wlth seasonablo Rhoes for nt onco ahlp
?jnont. Thls fact will be apprecintod by
merchantB who have doferrod plnclng orders
and now want goods wlthout delay.
St. Louls,
G. XV, Brown, Presldent.
Money Saved
Off on All Bug?
gies, Surreys, Run?
abouts, Wagons and
Phaetons To-Day
and To-Morrow.
Ainslie Carriage Co.,
8*10*12 South Eighth Street
MAfcrrtM w.
fT?? HARK.SOM ..._*..__. '
eratlve, as lt was orlglnally Intended
to be.
I-'Innl Adjournment.
Tndlcatlonti polnt to' a final adjourn?
ment of the convention to-morrow
nlght. Mrs. Swanson is a regular at
tcndant upon thn sesslons. She and
a number of her friends occupy a box
tendered to them by Lloutenant-Gover.
nor Ellyson. Tho Governor ls using hls
seat with the Virginia delegatlon at,
most of the sesslons. Senator John A.
Lcsner, of Norfolk, to-day took the
Lieutenant-Governor and the State
Senators ln the delegatlon as hls guests
on an automoblle drive around the
clty .after whlch the party was photo
graphed. Thc members of the Virginia
party are preparlng to break ranks and
decamp after tho convention Is over.
Some wlli go to Yellowstone Park,
somo to the Paciflc Coast, and others
to tho far Southwest. About half of
thoso who came here on the two pri?
vate cars will return wlth the party.
Thr. Scene at Xlgbt.
The second great Bryan demonstra?
tion came to-nlght. and In polnt of
enthusiasm It was equal to thc flrst
If not a** prolonged. It presented a
far more beautlful spectacle. As Dele?
gate Dunn. of Nebraska, rose to a
brllllant cllmax In prescntlng the name
of Mr. Bryan. 15,000 mlntature Unlted
States flags were unfoldcd slmul
taneously, and lt looked as If the
cheering would never cease. The more
Chairman Clayton hammered his gavel,
the lomlT the yellers yelled, and the
fnstcr the standard bearors of tho vari?
ous States marched. Vlrglnla's stand?
ard was borno by Altornatc Willlams.
of Roanoke, the well-known basoball
mngnate, and the whole delegatlon Join?
ed In the cheering. The flag waving
.pectacle was a most beautlful ono
and stlmulated the great audlence to
hlgh -pltchos of enthusiasm. A whlte
dove was turned loose ln the hall when
the marchlng and shoutlng commenced
and spread out its wings as If to
lnvoke pence ln the ranks of tho party
and bring all factlons together.
(Speclal to The Tlmes-Dispatch.]
DENVER. COL., July 9.?Thc new
national commlttee will have twenty
flve new members. and may have twen
tj.-e.ght, when the District of Colum?
bla, New Mexlco and Pennsylvanla
places are fllled. All this Is according
to Bryan's idea ot controlling for the
next four years the national machlnery
of his party. Those .retired from the
old commlttee are Henry D. Clayton, of
Alabama; Wllllam H. Martin, of Ar?
kansas; M. F. Tarpey, of Californla;
John I. Mullins, of Colorado; Rlchard
XI. Kenney, of Delaware; Jefferson E.
Brown. of Florlda; Henry C. Blanch
ard, ot Louisiana; George Hughes, of
Malne; AVIllIam A. Gaston, of Massa?
chusetts; Daniel J. Campnu. of Mich
Igan; T. T. Hudson, of Mlnnesota;
Charles W. Hoffman, of Montana; James
C. Dahlman, of Nebraska; Truo L. Nor?
ris, of New Hampshlre; Wllllam B.
Gourley, of New Jersey; H. D. Albert,
of North Dakota; Thomas L. Johnson, i
of Ohlo; Frederlck V. Holman, of Ore?
gon; Bradley B. Smalley, of Vermont;
John W. Terry, of "Washlngton: Lewla
L. AViiilams, of Alaska; Ben McCraw
ford. ot Arizona, and Palmer T. Wood,
of Hawali.
There ls still a worklng nucleus of
anti-Bryan Democrats on the commit?
teo. In a number of the States certain
anti-Bryan men havo glven place to
certain other anti-Bryan men.
Chalrman Taggart ilnvlted tho old
members of the, commlttee and 'tho
new members to tako pot luck wlth
hlm at Brown Palace Hotel thls even?
ing. Thls was a little festivity of Mr.
Toggart's deslgning. andMr. Taggart's
representativo who passed around the
Invitatlon whlspered In your ear: "Wo
liave a goodly supply of sedatlve to
morrow morning if necessary." But
wlth an all-nlghtl session of tho con?
vention ahead, the festlvitles were cut
The retlring commlttee hold Its final
meeting thls mornlng, with almost a
complete attendance, Chairman Tag?
gart presidinp.
Commltteeman M. J. Wade, of lowa,
offered a resolutlon extendlng tho
thnnks of tho commlttee to Its severai
offtcers. Chairman Taggart, Secretary
Woodson, _ Asslstant Seoretary Edwin
Soxton, Treasurer AA'. H, O'Brlen and
Sergennt-at-Arms John J. Mnrtin?and
to "thoso who hnvo aided them In the
porformnnco of tholr duties."
Chairman Taggart responded ln air?
propriato voln on behalf of himself
and hls fellow offlcers.
The resolutlon whlch was unanl
mous adopted was'1'prepared by a aub
oommlttoo, oonslstjng of Messrs, Wade,
of lowa; J. Taylor EU.'son, of Vir?
ginia, and Clark Howell, of Georgla.
Tlie Nevadu SiiIIn.
The battloshlp Nevada, of tho At?
lantlc fleet, whloh was detained ln tho
harbor. aftoi* an outbreak bf scarlet
fever on board, having been thorough?
ly fumlgated, sailed to-day to Joln
tho fleet at Honolu.lu,
'V-.*-^.-V^'!.v.\v;-'r.:->..; A',J:;;?4..>:ii.-?i<r':
(Contlnued From Flrst Page.)
solvent national,bank under an equitable system, which shall be avallabl?
to all State banking lnstltutlons Avishlng to use it.
"We favor a postal savings bank If the guarantee in the bank cannot
be secured, and that it be constittited so as to keep the deposited monev
in the communities where It is established. But we condemn the policy of
the Republican party in providlng postal savings banks under a plan of con
duct by which they will aggregate the deposlts of rural communities and
redeposlt the same whlle under government charge in the banks of Wall
Street, thus depleting the circulatlng medlum of the produclng regions and
unjustly favoring the speculatlve markets."
"Believing with Jefferson
in 'the support of the State
governments in all theh*
rights as the most competent admlnlstratlon for our domestle concerns
and the surest bulwark agalnst antl-Reptiblican tendencies,' and In 'the
preservatlon of the general government in its whole constitutlonal vigor, as
the sheet anchor of our peace at home and safety abroad,' we are opposed
to the centralization implied in thc suggestlons, now frequently made, that
the powers of the general government should be extended by Judlcial con?
structlon. There Is no twilight zone between the natlon and the State in
which explolting Interests can take refuge from both; and it is as necessary
that the Federal government shall exercise the powers delegated to It as
it is that the State governments shall use the authority reserved to them;
but we insist that Federal remedies for the regulation of interstate com
merce and for the prevention of private monopoly shall be added to?not
substituted for?State remedies.'*
"AVe welcome the belated promise of tariff reform
now offered by the Republlcan party in tardy recog-.
nitlon of the righteousness of the Democratic positlon
on this questlon; but the people cannot safely intrust the executlon of this
important Avork to a party whlch is so deeply obligated to the highly pro
tected Interests as is the Republlcan party. We call attention to the
slgnlflcant fact that the promised relief was postponed until after the
coming electlon?an electlon to succeed in which the Republican party
must have that same support from the beneficiaries of the high protective
tariff as it has always heretofore recelved from them, and to the further
fact that during years of uninterrupted power no action whatever has been
taken by the Republlcan Congress to correct the admlttedly existing tariff
"We favor immediate reA'ision of the tariff by the reductlon of import
dutles. Artlcles entering into competitlon with trust-jcontrolled products
should be placed upon the free list; and material reductlon should be mado
In the tariff upon the necessaries of life, especlally upon artlcles competing
with such Amerlcan manufactures as are sold abroad more cheaply than
at home; and graduated reductlons should be made in such other schedules
as may be necessary to restore the tariff to a revenue basis.
"Existing duties have given to the manufacturers of paper a shelter
behind which they have organlzed combinations to raise the price of pulp
and of paper, thus imposing a tax upon the spread of knowledge. We
demand the immediate repeal of the tariff on pulp prlnt paper, lumber,
tlmber, logs, and that these articles be placed upon the free list."
"We assert the right of Congress to exerciso
complete control over interstate coinmerce and
the right of each State to exercise just as com
plete control over commerce within its borders.
"We demand such enlargement of the powers of the Interstate Com?
nierce Commission as may be necessary to enable lt to protect persons and
places from discrimination and extortion, and to compel the railroads to
perform their duties as common carriers. AVe favor the efflcient supervi
sion and rate regulation of railroads engaged in interstate commerce. To
this end we recommend the physical A'aluation of the railroads by the In?
terstate Commerce Commission, such valuation to take into consideration
the original cost of construction and all elements of value that will render
the valuation made fair and just. AVe favor such legislation as will pro:
hlbit the railroads from engaging in business which brings them into cont
petition with thelr shippers; also legislation Avhich will assure such redu>*.
tion in transportatlon rates as condltions will permlt, care being taken to
avoid reduction that would compel a reductlon of wages, prevent adequate
servlce or do injustlce to legitimate Investmentsl
"We heartily approve the laws prohtbiting the pass and the rebate,
and we favor any further necessary legislation to restrain, correct and pre
A*ent such abuses."
"We favor the clection
of United States Senators
by direct vote of the peo
ple, and regard thls reform as the gateway to other national reforms.''
"We favor full protection by
both national and State govern?
ments Avithln their respective
spheres of ? all forelgners residing in the United States under treaty, but
Ave are opposed to the admisslo nof Asiatic immigrants Avho cannot be
amalgamated Avith our populatlon or whose presence among us would raise
a race issue and involve us in diplomatic controversies Avith Oriental
powers.'' ' . I
''We demand Federal legisla
tion forever terminating the
partnership whlch has existed
between corporations of the country and the Republican party under the
expressed or implied agreement that in return'for the contribution of
great sums of money AvhereAvith to purchase yClections they should be
allowed to contlnue substantlally unmolested In their efforts to encroach
upon the rights of the people.
"Any reasonable doubt as to the existouce of this relatlon has been
forever dispellod by the savoi*u testimony of Avitnesses examinod in the, in?
surance investigation in New York, and the open admission, unchallenged
by the Republican National Commlttee, of a single Indivldual that he him?
self at the personal request of the Republicnn candidate for the presldency
ralsed OA*er $250,000 to be used ln a single State during the closlng hours
of the last campalgn. In order that this practlce shall be stopped for all
tlme, we deeiand the passage of a statute punishlng with imprlsonmont
any offlcer of a corporatlon Avho shall either contribute on behalf of or
consent to the contribution by a corporatlon of any money r thlng of value
to be used in furtherlng the electiou of a President and Vice-President of
the Unlted States or of any member of Congress thoreof.
"W denounce the actlon of the Republican party having complete con?
trol of the Federal government for lts fallure to pass the bill lntroduced In
the, last Congress, to comple the publlcation of the names of contrlbutors
and the amounts contrlbuted toward campalgn funds, and polnt to tho
evidence of thelr InBlncerlty, when they sought by an absolutely Irrelevant
and impoaslble amendment to defeat the passage of the bill.
"As a furthr evidence of their Intention to conduct their campalgn
ln the comlng contest wlth vast sunis of money Avrested from favor-Beeklng
corporatlons, Ave call attention to the fact that the recent Republlcan Na?
tional Convention at Chieago refused, Avhen tho plank Avas presented to lt
to declare against such praetiees.
"We pledgo the Democratic party to the enactment of a law prevent
Ing any corporatlon from contrihuting to a campalgn fund and any indi?
vldual from contributlDg an amount aboyo a I'ensoftiAb.lQ .utyij-num. qjafl
providlng for the publlcation before electlon of such contrlbutions."
-' "The consttutional provisition that a navy shall
be provlded an dmaintained means an adequate
navy, and Ave belie\*e that the interests of thl3 coun
1 11C_>. , UUU WC UTJilt_->l_ llltll. _!!_: 1UIC1C313 Ul UUJ \.\J \, ,t~
try would be best served by having a navy sufflclent to defend the coasts
of this country and protect Amerlcan citlzens wherever thelr rlgts may be
ln jeopardy.''. .
"The Democrnttc
party recognizea tho
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vantage of developlng closer tles of pan-American friendship and commerce
between the United States and her sister nations of Latln-America, and
favors the taking of such steps, conslstent with Democratic policies for bet?
ter acquaintance, greater mutual confldence, nnd larger exchange of trade
as avIII bring lasting benefit, not only to the Unlted States, but to thla
group of Amerlcan republlcs having constltutlons, forms of government,
ambitions and interests akln to our own."
"We favor an income tax as part of our rev?
enue system, and Ave urge the submission of a
constitutional amendment speclflcally authorU
ing Congress to levy and collect a tax upon indivldual and corporate lncomea
to the end that wealth may bear its proportionate share of the burdeii3
of the Federal government."
"We favor a. generous penslon policy, both as a
matter of justlce to the surviving veterans and thoi*.
dependents, and because lt tends to relieve the coun
try of the necessity of maintaining a large standlng army.
"We belleve the Panama Canal will
prove of great value to our country, and
favor its speedy completlon.''
"We repeat the demand foi
Internal development and foi
_ _ the conservatlon of our natural
resources, contalned in previous platforms. the enforcement o* which Alr.
Roosevelt has vainly sought from a reluctant party. and to that endje
insist upon the proservation, protection and replacement of needed forests
the preservatlon of the publlc domain for home-seekers, the protection of
Ihe national resources ln tlmber, coal. iron and oil agalnst ?noPol stic
control, the development of our Avaterways for navigation and eveiy other
use u? purpose, Including the Irrigation of arid lands. the reclamatlon o(
swamp lands, the clarificatton of streams, the deA-elopment of waterpovre.
and the preservatlon of electrlc power generated by thls natural force ftom
the control of monopoly; and to such end, we urge the exercise of all pow?
ers, national, State and municipal, both separately and in co-operatlon.
"AVe insist upon a policy of admlnlstratlon of our forest reserve which
shall relieve it of the abuses which have arisen thereunder and Avhich snall.
as far as practicable, conform to the police regulations of the soveral States
where they are located; which shall enable homesteaders as of right to
occupy and acquire tltle to all portions thereof which aro especlally adapted
to agriculture, and which shall Ifurnlsh a system of timber sales available
as well to the private citizen as to the larger manufacturer aud consumer
' The Republican Congress, in sesslon just ended. Hns
made approprlatlons amounting to ?l,00.S,000,O0O, u.x
ceedlng the total cxpendltures of tho past ilscal year
by j._,0q0,000 and leavlng a dellcit of ? more than
.60.000,000 for the fiscal year. AVe .enouncc the needless waste of the Pepple's
monev whlch has resulted ln thls appalllng increase. as a sliameful vlolation
of a*.ii prudent condltlons of government, as no less than a crime against the
milllons of worklng men and wrmen, from whoso earnlngs the great P?*opor
tlon of these colossal sums must be cxtorted, through excessive tariff exactions
and other indirect methods. It Is not surprislng that, ln tho face of thls shock
ing record, the Republican platform contains no reference to oconomical damln
istratton or proml.se thereof ln the future. AVo demand that a stop be put to
thls frlghtful oxtravagnnce, and Insist upon tho strlctest economy ln every de?
partment, compatible wltli frugal and ofllclcnt admlnlstratlon.
"A private monopoly is indefensible and Intolorable.
AVe therefore favor tho vlgorous enforcement of the
crimlnal law agalnst trust magnates and offlciala. and
__- demand tlio enactment of such addltionai leglslatlon as
inay be necessary to mako lt Imposslble for a private monopoly to exlst ln
the Unlted States. Among the addltionai remedies wo spoclfy threo:
"First a law preventlng a duplication ot directors among competing cor?
poratlons;'second, a llcense system whlch will, wlthout abridglng the rlght of
each State to create corporatlons, or lts rlght to regulato as lt will forelgn
corporatlons dolng buslness wlthln its limits, make lt necessary for a manufac?
turlng or tradlng corporatlon engaged tn Interstate commerce to take out a
Federal llcense before it shall be pOrmitted to control as much ns p per cent.
of tho product in which It deals, the llcense to protect the publlc frtom watered
stock and to prohlblt the control by such corporatlon of more than *50 per cent.
of the total amount of nny product consumed in the Unlted States; and third,
a law compelllng such llcensed corporatlons to soll to all purchasers in all
parts of the country on t^he samo terms, after maklng due allowance for cost
of transportatlon.
Othor planks ln tlie platform call for an Im?
mediate declaratlon of tho nation's purposo to
reoognlze the Indopendonco of the Phlllppines,
denounco tho growlng lncreaso of otllce-bolders
under the Republican admlnlstratlon, as lndicating a dellborate purpose to
contlnue the Republlcans ln power; demand that the House of Ropresenta
tlves shall again become a dellberativo body, controlled by a majorlty of the
members, and not by tlie Speaker; favor an lmmedlate, llberal and comprehon
slve plan for lmprovtng every water course In tho Union; condemn tho actlon
of the present Chlef Executivo ln using the patronage of hls hlgh oltlco to
secure tho nomination of ono of hls Cabinot offlcers; pledge the party to the
enactment ot* a law to regulato the rntes und sorvlce of telegrnph and telephone
companles; call for honest and rlgld enforcemont of th clvil servico laws;
favor the lmmedlate admission of Arlzona and New Mexico as soparate States;
deolarethat rules and regulations In relatlon to fre grazlng lands should be
leftto the peoplo of tlie States where tho lands are sltuated; favor tbe oxtn
slon of agricultural, mchanical and Industrlal educatlon; bellovo in the upbulld
lng of tho Amerlcan merchant marine, wlthout now or addltionai burdons upon
the peoplo and wlthout bountlo's from tlio publlc treasury; favor the appli?
catlon of tho prlnclples of tho land laws of tho Unlted States to Hawali; in
tho Interest of homesteaders, doninnd for tho peoplo of Alaska and Porto Hico
the full enjoyment of the rights and prlvilegos of a terrltorlal form of govtlrn
ment; favor Federal ald Inthe constructlon and malntonanco of post rouds;
doprecato tho use of the navy for tho collectlon of private debts; advocato the
organlzatlon of all existing national publie health agonclos Into a national
bureau of publlc health; Insist upon tbo full protectlon of citlzens at home and
nbroad ,and demand that all ovor tho world a duly authorltated passport by
tho government of tho Unltod StatOB to an Amerlcan citizen shall bo proof of
the fact that ho ls an Amorlcun cltlzon, and shall entltlo hlm to tho treatment
duo hlm us such.
. WILMINGTON, DEL.. July 9.?De
splto tbe absolute quallty of hls ro
fiisal to accept a nomlnatlon for Vloe
Pr.sldent at tho hands of tho Demo
itiUIo National Convention, Judge
Clonrge Gray coniln.uos to got com
tnunlcatloiiH tn reforenco to tho sub?
ArnvweVlng eonio Inqulrles to-day,
U.*. -jua***-*. f-^ty**., t^t ^Jy-ifl ^c9.\|*-t
no letter from Henry AVatterson, ot
Loulsville, ploading wlth hlm to accept
the nomlnatlon for AMce-Presldont, as
had boen reported,' but that he had
rocolvcd last nlght a telegram from
the veteran edltor, urglng titm to
ucqulesce tn tlie proposltlon, H. re?
plled, as he had roplied to tlie Asso
olatod Press, thnt he ?would "under no
ci.noelvitblo olroumstanoes accept such
Pittshurg Leader Defeated
For National Committee,
Kerr Being Chosen in
His Place Yesterday.
DENVER, COL., July 9.?The dofoal
of Colonel J. AI. Ottffey, of Plttsburg,
for re-eleetlon as national commltteo
inan from Pennsylvanla, was aceom
pllshed by tlie factlon headed by Jame3
ICorr, of Clenrfleld, at a moetlng hold
ln tho convention audltorlum to-day
lmmeuAlately followlng the adjourn?
ment of tho flrst sesslon of the con-'
ventlon. Colonel Cluffny and hls fol-<
lowera left the hall and refused tc*
partlclpate In the caucus. Kerr was) :
eleoted national commltteeman, 41 1-J,
votes belng cast for and nono agalntt *?
hlm. D. C. DeAVitt, a delegate, de
cllned to voto, stntlng that he doubted ?
the regulority of the proceedings.
Gnrrey Men AVnlkcii Ont.
The caucus was held on tho floor oC
the convention by the antl-Guffey
delegates without leavlng thelr seats]
after the convention adjourned. Tho
Guffey supporters doserted quletly. .
and the meeting proceeded quletly.ana
wlthout Incldent
The delegation also selected members
of the various commlttees of the con?
vention. All balloting was by roll
call. Tbe antl-Guffey delegatlon ijt
tempted to hold a moetlng durlng tho
mornlng followlng the seatlng, of tho
eight contestlng delegates frorri Phil?
adelphla. A meeting was called for !>
o'clock, but was postponed until 1(>
o'clock and finally until after tho flrst
session of the convontion because tho
Guffey supporters ln- tho delegation
said lt wns inconvenlont to attend.
No announcement ?has beon made by
Coloner Guffey or hls followers as to
whether or not they Intond tb contest
the valldlty of to-day's actlon by the
delegatlon. Some ,of those who voted '
at tho meeting In convention hall to
day were alternates and substitutes
for delegates not present.
GufTcy Not Tnlklng.
. Colonel Guffey, who was the storrrt
centro of last nlght's fight on tho floor
of the convention, was in early consul
tatlon -wlth hls lieutenants to-day and
with the elements outslde the delega?
tion who saw in last nlght's vote a.
remaining 'chance to overcomo tho Bry?
an strength. Hc had little to say oa
thc result except to rcmurk: "You will
notlce I wns present when tho voting
took place."
Ho would not dlscusR the vote in
detail, but seemed to thlnk that whllo
lt demonstrated a heavy current of op?
posltion to the plans of thoso control
Ilng the convention, air. Bryan might
devclop greater strength on a .presl?
dentlal ballot than he did on tho ques?
tlon last nlght. But the total of 3S0
votes inspired tho allied opipositlon?
wlth new hopes.
It developed ln this connection that
a strong effort was mado to avoid tho
vote of last night, as the Bryan .man
agers desired not to havo an Issuo
whlch would dlsclose tho. strength of
the two contendlng elements.
Overtures Were 3Inde.
Tho Guffey men say that tho report
on credentlals was delayed a full hour,
whlle Colonel Guffey was urged not tp
present the minorlty report, thus
avoiding a dlvislon and an open* b'reaki
According to the Guffey men, dlstlnct
overtures were made to the Pennsyl?
vanla leader to secure this end, naniely, ?
that lie should remaln as national com- ?
mltteeman from Pennsylvania." "But
while thls would have insured liis con?
tlnued leadesship, it is said that Colonel
Guffey tlatly refused to conslder tha
proposition. as It involved the sacrlllco'
of Phlladelphla's delegate, for whom
he had contended. The Guffey men aro
confldent that tho overtures designed
to avoid a vote came as the result oC
a conference of Bryan men ht Llncoln.
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