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Wildest Cheering of the Day Caused
by ths Mention of the Name ot
Associated Press Special Wire.
SYRACUSE, N. Y„ Sept. 29.—Tho Demo
crat!) of New York state today named this
Governor—Augustus Van Wyck ot Kings.
Lieutenant governor—Elliott Donforth of
Sscretary of state—George W. Batten of
Comptroller—Edward S. Atwater of
State treasurer—E. P. Morris of Wayne.
Attorney general—Thomas F. Conway of
State engineer and surveyor—Martin
Scbenck of Rennsalaer.
Morning Conferences
SYRACUSE, N. V., Sept. 99.—Before
many delegates to the Democratic State
Convention had arisen this morning, the
leaders were about the corridors. At 8:30
o'clock tt was announced from Mr. Croker's
headquarters that the New York and
Kings county delegations had united on
August Van Wyck of Brooklyn, a brother
of Mayor Van Wyck of New York, for
Qovernor, and thut the Mayor would be
After a conference between Senator Mc-
Carren of Brooklyn and Richard Croker
during which a great deal of telegraphing
was done Senator McCarren said:
"We are going to name Judge Van Wyck
and we will have 280 votes on the first
ballot. Only 22G are necessary for a choice.
Beside the New York and Kings county
solid vote we will get votes from Oneida,
Kenssaeler, Erie, Columbia and Ulster,
and some scattering ones. We have not set
tled upon the reat of the ticket."
A few minutes later Senator Hill walked
along the corridor. He was smiling, and In
reply to questions sold: "Yes, I under
stand that the New York and Kings
county delegates have united on Judge
Van Wyck for a candidate. At the same
time none of the up-State candidates have
withdrawn, and I believe that all of them
will get Into the convention. I don't know
of any up-State delegates pledged to Mr.
Van Wyck, but In return for favors shown
other candidates by Tammany they may
throw some votes."
Contrary to all expectations and to the
Indications of last night and early this
morning, the convention was very har
monious, the only contest being fur the
nomination for governor, and only one
ballot being taken on that.
When the convention met soon after noon
Frederick Schraub was elected permanent
chairman and was escorted to the chair.
He made an address in which he scored
the Republican State administration,
charged the national government with
criminal neglect of troops in the Spanish
war and said:
"Everywhere Democrats were in the van
—Dewey, Schley, Hobson, Lee, Wheeler-
Democratic heroes all, have written high
their names ln the American temple of
In conclusion he sold: "Momentous ques
tions affectfng the future policy of Ameri
ca must be passed upon by the next na
tional Congress. It should be the earnest
effort of every Democrat to so shape the
work of this convention that It shall
render possible the return to the Upper
dominated for Licutenan. t Qovorapr of New, York
House of our beloved senior Senator, Ed
ward D, Murphy."
Th* Resolutions
The report of the Committee on Resolu
tions was then read as follows:
The Democratic party of the State of
New York, In convention assembled, de
clares as follows:
It congratulates l the country upon the
successful termination of the war, under
taken, not for conquest or aggrandizement,
hut ln the Interests of humanity, liberty
and civilization. We glory ln the patriotic
devotion and valor of our bravo soldiers
nnd sailors who have heightened the lus
ter of our national fame. The scandalous
abuse by the President of his power of
appointment, in scattering army commis
sions among Inexperienced and Incompet
ent civilians as rewards to personal favor
ites, and that to the exclusion of exper
ienced officers In the service, Is largely
accountable for the fearful suffering and
appalling loss of life among the gallant
soldiers that have brought disgrace upon
the administration and a sense of shame
to the nation. A Democratic Congress
will. If chosen by the people, rigidly In
vestigate the conduct of the war and ex
pose and punish all who may be responsible
for tho unnecessary deaths, privations
and sufferings of the soldiers.
Succeeding sections of the platform de
clare ln favor of economy In public expend
itures, the abolishment of unnecessary of
ficers and commissions, a lower tax rate, a
reduction In the number of special laws, a
fair and just enforcement of the state civil
service laws, an Impartial enforcement of
the soldiers' preference laws, and the res
toration of the National guard to the "high
standard of efficiency which, under Dem
ocratic governors, it so long enjoyed."
"While ln national affairs we adhere with
steadfast fidelity to all the principles and
policies of Jeffersonlan Democracy, we
recognize that at the present ttme the at
tention of the people of thts state is large
ly engrossed by the consideration of grave
scandals and abuses of administration,
which during four years of Republican con
trol of state affairs have resulted In great
pecuniary loss to the people and a gradual
lowering of the standards heretofore ob
tained In state government. The recent
report of the canal Investigating commit
tee has startled the people of the state,
and has produced v profound conviction on
their part, Irrespective of their views on
national questions, that a change of state
domination Is Imperative for the preserva
tion of the canals, now seriously Imperiled,
for the protection of the taxpayers, and for
the vindication of the honor of the Empire
state. It therefore becomes the part of wis
dom to recognize the fact that under ex
isting circumstances, state Issues In this
campaign must necessarily be paramount
ln the present extraordinary crisis."
When nominations were reached M. De
Haven of Syracuse nominated Mayor Jas.
K. McGulre for' Governor.
In his speech nominating Mayor Mc-
Gulre, Mr. Hazen said:
"At Saratoga Tuesday discredited repre
sentatives of the Republican party placed
between themselves and the wrath of the
people a soldier in the war wtth Spain.
Such were the motives of those gentlemen
that, had they met In Hades Instead of in
Saratoga, they would have held this self
same soldier lietween themselves and the
fire. We have only admiration for the
Rough Riders who never thought of sur
render while on the blistering sands of
Santlugo, but we are amazed that one of
their number should return to the cooling
shades of Saratoga and surrender, abso
lutely and without condition, to the most
desperate and degenerate organization of
political 'Tough Riders' that ever foraged
upon the taxpayers of the state of New
York. The men who made that nomina
tion must be beaten. To heat them, their
candidate must be beaten, even though he
be a soldier. The martial spirit of the Em
pire state admires the veteran of any
war, but It will vote down ln self-defense
the organization that has made this man
Its candidate and with whom he has Joined
"This convention must name the next
governor of New York. To do this, we must
name a candidate who can win. Central
New York is for James K. McGulre. He
Is young, but the man who has worked his
way from newsboy to mayor of Saratoga,
and is serving his second term at 30, Is not
too young.
"If you place the standard of Democracy
In his hands, he will never stop or falter
until he has carried It to victory. He will
rally beneath It the young men of every
party, the laboring people of the state,
whose rights he has always defended; the
But the Seventh Regiment Men Must Find Some Very Good
Excuses or Go to Manila
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 29.—General Merrlam, in an Interview tonight, took a decided stand, which
may force the Seventh to go to Manila, even If most of the men object and wish to go home. Said he:
"Only when the reasons given for a desired discharge are urgent v|l the discharge be granted. Triv
ial reasons will not be considered. I will endeavor to be Just, but we cannot give a volunteer his discharge
unless he advances a very good reason."
There were lively times in camp today. The officers held two meetings, and the men held a dozen
more. At the morning meeting Colonel Berry and Adjutant Alfonso almost came to blows. Alfonzo cham
pioned the cause of the men.
"They could not go home now if we all said so," Berry Is reported to have said. "We couldn't get
the transportation."
"I could get the trains necessary in two hours," Alfonzo responded.
There was more hot talk, the officers taking the side of the men, besides Alfonzo, being Lieutenant-
Colonel Schrieber, Chaplain Clark, Captain Dodge, Captain Brown, Major Weller and Lieutenant Fredericks.
Applications for discharge piled in all day. In company H, ninety-two out of ninety-four men on active
duty asked to be mustered out. In company G eighty-three out of eighty-four men applied.
At the afternoon meeting of the officers over four hundred men gathered and hooted and yelled so
that they had to be dispersed. Discipline Is on the verge of taking wings.
At a meeting of one man from each company tonight the following expression of opinion was carried
"We do not want to go to Manila. If a transport were ready to take us now, we would prefer to take
a train. Anything our officers say to the contrary is false.
plain, common people, among whom he
was born and reared, and to whom he has
never appealed ln vain; the owners of
small homes, whose burdens he has light
ened by forcing a just method of taxation;
the liberal-thinking people, who believe in
just and liberal laws as against the blue
laws of bigotry and the sumptuary laws
of hypocrisy—these men and these inter
ests will see to it that ln the great battle of
the ballot* tho 'Newsboy Candidate,' the
champion of the plain people, is chosen
governor of New York, over the millionaire
'Rough Rider,' who has joined hands with
men who have plundered the taxpayers and
brought shame and disgrace on the Em
pire state." .
Judge S. S. Taylor of Chemung presented
the name of John B. Stanchfleld for Gov
Wm. F. Mackle of Erie nominated Judge
Robert C. Titus.
Andrew McLaln presented the name of
Augustus Van Wyck.
Cheers for Bryan
Thomas 8. Garmody mentioned for the
first time the name of William J. Bryan.
The convention went into an uproar of ap
plause. Delegates sprang from their
seats, waving hats, canes and umbrellas,
cheered and cheered again foi the Nebras
The cheering continued, and a specta
tor sprang up and grasped the slender
staff that supported a Cuban flag. He
waved the flag and the crowd shouted for
Bryan for" several minutes.
Van Wyck Nominated
The voting for governor was completed
at 2:36, and the result as announced was:
Van Wyck, 350; Stanchfleld, 38; McGulre,
.21; Titus, 41, and on motion the nomination
was made unanimous. The nominations
for the remainder of the ticket were made
by acclamation.
At 3:30 p. m., after having adopted the
star as the ballot emblem, and after ap
, pointing the usual committees to flit va
cancies, the convention adjourned sine dile.
The new state committee met soon after
the adjournment of the convention and or
ganized, electing Frank Campbell of Bath
as chairman.
The Threatened Bolt
SYRACUSE, N. V., Sept. 29.—The dele
gates of the Chicago platform Democracy
at a meeting held at the City Hall last night
to organize a bolt of the regular Demo
cratic ticket should the platform of 1596
be Ignored, /as spilt nearly even by a bolt
among its own members. Dissatisfied by
a ruling of Chairman Henry M. McDonald
of New York, half or nearly half of the
delegates followed the lead of Calvin E.
Reach ot Lanslngburg and quit the hall,
after a meeting at which disorder pre
vailed to an extent that the presiding offi
cer was powerless to control and motions
and counter motions were lost in a maze
of parliamentary entanglements.
There were 134 delegates at the calling of
the conference out of the ICO entitled to
seats, upon the basis of three to each Sena
torial district.
Resolutions were Introduced providing
that In the event of the Democratic State
Convention ignoring the recognition of the
Chicago platform, the Committee on Organ
ization, consisting of one member from
each Senatorial district, meet within fortyr
eight hours and select candidates for all
places on the State ticket and procure sig
natures to place such candidates in nomi
nation. Discussion of the resolutions led
to much bad feeling and finally, on the
chair declaring a motion to table the resolu
tions lost, Mr. Keach and his followers
took umbrage and bolted the conference
and those who remained adopted the reso
Will Name Candidates
SYRACUSE, N. V., Sept. 29.—The Chic go
platform Democrats, who ln conference
last night adopted resolutions empowering
anid Instructing the committee on organiza
tion, composed of one member from each
senate district In the state, to place ln
nomination a full ticket by petition should
the convention today fall to affirm the
Chicago platform, had another meeting to
day after the report of the committee on
resolutions became known. The Instruc
tions of the conference require that a full
ticket be nominated within forty-eight
hours. The committee on organization will
meat at the Union Square hotel, Nerw York
City, tomorrow night and select a candidate
for each place upon tbe state ticket.
Egyptian Affairs
LONDON, Sept. 29.—The Cairo corre
spondent of the Dally Telegraph says:
The sirdar will become first governor
general of the Soudan and may hold that
post for a time, but he will resign the sir
darship. Major Marchand was In straits
when, the sirdar arrived, and was glad to
receive the supplies from the latter without
which he would have been compelled to quit
Fashoda. Major Marchand was unable to
show any authority from the French gov
ernment for holding the place.
California Banks
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 29-The bank
commissioners have Just complied their re
port, showing the condition of the banks In
California oni August 31st. Compared with
the figures in »he report of July 31,1897. It
shows an Increase of assets and liabilities
for all the banks of $28,477, 073. The total
Is given at $390,883,631
Fanny Davenport's Funeral
BOSTON, B '."j.—The funeral services
OV r till remains f Fanny Davenport were
>- rir! i Trinity uhurch here today. Inter
ment wart.it !•' rest H'Ul cemetery. Joseph
Jeffi i ; on was one of the honorary pall
Labor's Candidate
ST. LOOTS, Sept. 29.-M. J. GUI, a glass
Mower of this city, was this afternoon nom
inated for congress by the Tenth district
i -rnocratlc convention. .
Lead French Diplomats to Fear That
ths Peace Negotiations Will Fall
of Results
Associated Press Special Wire.
PARIS, Sept. 29.—The United States
Peace Commission held another session
this morning, after which, accompanied
by the United States Ambassador, General
Horace Porter, they drove to the Foreign
Office, where the commissioners met and
breakfasted with the Spanish Commis
sioners and the Ambassadors. The Minister
of Foreign Affairs, M. Del Casse had in
vited the three head officials of the French
Foreign Office, the First Secretaries of the
Embassies and General Hegron, Secretary
of Elysee Palace.
The breakfast at which the peace com
missioners met for the first time today
was purely an informal affair given by
M. Del Casse ln his private apartments In
the foregn oflice.
The Spanish commissioners arrived first,
accompanied by the Spanish ambassador
here, Senor Leon y Castillo, and the sec
retary of the Spanish embassy. The United
States ambassador, Gen. Horace Porter,
and Henri Vlgnaud, secretary of the United
States embassy, arrived at the foreign of
fice before the American commissioners
and awaited them there. The American
party arrived on the stroke of 12:30, the
hour fixed, and the rapping of a halberd
by a doorkeeper on the marble floor an
nounced the arrival of the Americans, who
were received ln a private salon near M.
Del Casse's official quarters. The minister
greeted each American in turn and then
presented them to the premier, M. Brlsson.
Simultaneously Senor Castillo stepped for
ward to greet Gen. Porter, whereupon the
two groups moved together and Introduc
tions to each other were effected by M.
Del Casse. After Senor Castillo and Gen.
Porter had had a brief chat, the party re
paired to the breakfast room, where M.
Dei Casse presided ln the center of a long
table. The breakfast, or luncheon, as It
will be termed In the United States, oc
cupied 18 minutes. Coffee and cigars were
served ln an adjoining room, and after
half an hour's further chatting the party
broke up, both commissions leaving simul
taneously, with courteous adieus.
French Fears
The French newspapers continue to com
ment upon the difficulties which the two
commissions will have to face, by reason of
their different instructions, beyond which,
it is said, they cannot go.
Gil Bias says: "The Spanish govern
ment has given its commissioners very
precise instructions. They are to do their
utmost to have it admitted that there can
be no question of disputing the rights of
Spanish sovereignty over Manila, the Is
land of Luzon and the rest of the Archipel
ago, outside of the naval stations which
Spain will cede at the Marianne Islands,
"On the other side the American Com
mission, before leaving President McKin
ley. received from him very precise in
structions from which the commissioners
cannot depart.
"Following is the text of their instruc
" 'First—Spain cedes absolute sovereign
ty over the whole of the Island of Luzon,
" 'Second—The other islands of the arch
ipelago will be replaced under the domln
Of the United States Battleship Oregon, on Trial by Court-Martial at DenTSj
, for Criticism Passed on Naval Commanders
Twelve Pages
lon of Spain on condition that a liberal
government Is accorded to the inhabitants.
" 'Third—Complete separation of church
and state tn the Philippines.
" 'Fourth—Spain cannot cede any other
Islands in the group to any other foreign
power without America's consent.
" 'Fifth—The United States shall enjoy
for all time the commercial privileges as
the most favored nation, not excepting
Spain herself. 1 "
The Gil Bias concludes) with remarking:
"It Is therefore to be feared that for un
happy Spain the negotiations which open
on tho first of October will give no satis
Papa! Interest
NEW YORK, Sept. 29.—A dispatch to
the Herald from Madrid says:
The papal nuncto had a conference with
the minister of the colonies, at which the
j former urged the desires of the Vatican
that in the Spanish territories which had
become American the goods of the
church be guarded and the position of the
church defined. The minister said he
would specially refer the matter to tha
Paris commission, whose members would
be Instructed to do all that was possible.
Not in Danger
WASHINGTON, Sept. 29,-Dr. Rooker.
secretary to the papal delegate, has made
several calls at the White House and the
state department recently, and this has
led to the conjecture that the calls have
reference to the security of church prop
erty and protection of ecclesiastics ln the
Spanish possessions recently coming under
American control. The papal nuncto at
Madrid is reported to have expressed grave
fears to the minister of foreign affairs dur
ing an audience yesterday for the security
of church property In Cuba and the Phil
ippines, and the Vatican's desire was made
known that the commissions at Havana
and Paris make detinite arrangements as
ito the future of this property. It is
stated, however, at the delegation here that
the Vatican has given no Instructions thus
far on the question of security to the
church property, and that there has been
no occasion for any negotiations.
Hr. Rooker says not the slightest fear
has been shown as to the adequacy of pro
tection given to persons and property, both
tn the church and out. There has been
no step, therefore, to bring the matter be
fore the American commissioners at Ha
vana or the peace commissioners at Paris,
so far as tho papal authorities are advised.
The calls at the White House and state
department are said to have been of un
important personal character, entirely un
related to Spanish affairs.
Sagasta's Hopes
MADRID, Sept. 29.—Sagasta has made
the following statement to Senor Brunet,
represents 3 the chamber of commerce of
"I hope to obtain commercial advantages
from the United States which will be em
bodied ln a definitive treaty of peace main
taining the status quo."
An official paper publishes a decree nom
inating as secretary general of the Paris
commission, Emllio OJleda, minister of
Spain at Tangier, a man of much ability.
The Spanish warships ln Cuban waters
have been ordered to sail for home.
The Leaders at San Juan and Caney
WASHINGTON, Sept. 29.-MaJor Gen
era! Hamilton S. Hawkins, U. S. V., who
commanded the division which captured
San Juan hill ln the second day's fighting
at Santiago, has been appointed a brigadier
general ln the regular army to till the va
cancy caused by the retirement of General
William Graham. Immediately after re
ceiving his commission, he will be placed
on the retired list on his own application
under the thirty years' service clause, and
this will enable the president to similarly
advance Major General Kent, U. S. V.,
(colonel Twenty-fourth Infantry), to the
grade of brigadier general ln the regular
General Kent commanded a wing of Gen
eral Shafter's army at Caney, for which
service he was promoted to his present
rank of major general of volunteers. Gen
erals Hawkins and Kent are veterans of
the civil war, and were both breveted sev
eral times for gallantry and meritorious
services during the conflict.
General Hawkins was born in South
Carolina, but was appointed to the army
from New York.
General Kent Is a native of Pennsylvania
and was appointed to the army from that
state. Both officers are graduates of
West Point.

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