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Terms of Subscription: payable in advance. One year 0° Six months 1 00 All Utters and communications containing mat ter intended for -publication in-this paper should be addressed to " The River Press," and the name Of the writer must be given to insure attention. Local advertisements will be inserted in t/u se alumns at the rate of ten cents per line from transient and five cents per line from regular ad vertisers. WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 1904. JUDGE ALTON ». PARKER. Judge Alton B. Parker, the presi dential candidate of the democratic party, was comparatively unknown in national politics until a few months ago when a movement in his behalf was engineered by ex-Senator David B. Hill, of New York, and a syndicate of financial interests who wished to res cue the party from control by the Bryan element. This purpose has been accomplished by the nomination of the New York jurist and the adop tion of a platform which practically repudiates Bryanism and its theories. The friends of Judge Parker claim that he will carry New York state, and it is possible this boast will be fulfilled. Seven years ago he was elected chief justice by a democratic plurality of 60,889, although in the previous year McKinley carried the state by a plurality of over 268,000. In the year following the election of Judge Parker as chief justice, Mr. Roosevelt was the republican candi date for governor of New York state, and secured a plurality of 17,876 over Van Wyck, the democratic nominee. In the presidential election of four years ago, Mr. McKinley had a plur ality of over 143,000 in New York state. According to a biographical sketch of Judge Parker recently published by the New York World, the judge was born on a farm near Cortland some fifty-two years ago. He attend ed the village schools and worked about the farm. When sixteen years old he taught school in a country dis trict and established his authority by thrashing the school bully. Then he taught school at Binghamton. Pre sently he was a teacher at Accord, in Ulster county, at $3 a day. He in tended to go to Cornell university and was saving money for that purpose, but his father's necessities drew from his slender income, and his hopes of a university course failed. Lie moved to Kingston and entered the law office of Schoonmaker & Hardenbergh as a clerk. Then lie entered the Albany Law school, and upon graduating lie returned to Schoonmaker & Harden bergh. Within a few months he took a partner named Keuyon and opened a law office at Kingston. Kor twelve years the young lawyer practiced his profession in Kingston. He had a good income and won several impor tant cases. In 1S77 lie was elected surrogate of Ulster county and was afterward elect ed for a second term. That was his first experience of public office. His entrance into politics was due simply to his love for his old employer, J udge Schoonmaker, who had been driven out of politics. He believed that the judge had been wronged and set out to restore him to popular favor. So earnest was his campaign that he soon became a recognized political factor in Ulster county, being a favorite of Mr. Tilden and Mr. Manning, who trusted and consulted him. In 1*85 he was induced to become chairman of the democratic state executive commit tee, and in the campaign which he managed David B. Hill was elected governor. Mr. Hill appointed him to a seat on the supreme court bench when Jastice Westbrook died. When Judge Parker was thirty-three years old he was unanimously nomi nated for the supreme court bench by the democrats. The republicans would not nominate an opponent. Not a vote was cast against him. He served on the supreme court bench until his election as chief judge of the court of appeals in 1807 by a plurality of about 60,000 votes. During his nineteen years on the bench he has ignored politics. In 1SU6 and 1000 he voted for Mr. Bryan, but it was well understood that he was a sound money mau and merely accepted the will of the majority in his party. Judge Parker's wife was Miss Schoonmaker of Accord, a woman of rare refinement and jrood Dutch revo lutionary blood. Their daughter mar ried the Rev. Charles M. Hale, rector of an Episcopal church at Kingston, which is within easy driving distance of Esopus. The judge's son died two years ajro. Itryan Had Severe Chills. The following story is goiuj* the rounds among insurance men. In ap plying for some additional life insur ance recently William Jennings Bry an had to fill up the usual questions as printed on the application sheet. One query was: "Have you ever suffered from fever of any kind?" To this Mr. Bryan replied: "Yes, from two attacks of presidential fever, both of which were followed by se vere chills. Have completely recov ered. " BRYAN AND PARKER. The result of the democratic nation al convention is a severe defeat and humiliation for Mr. Bryan and his friends. The latter had some consola tion in the success of their efforts to exclude the money question from the party platform, but when Judge Par ker, after his nomination, declared himself in favor of the gold standard, the Bryan element was handed a cup of bitterness against which they made indignant but unavailing protest. Although Mr. Bryan has pledged himself to support the nominees of the convention, his estimate of Judge Par ker is pretty generally known. In a speech delivered in New York some three weeks ago, he expressed himself upon the subject somewhat freely, his remarks being in part to this effect: "I want to give some reasons for my opposing Mr. Parker. I believe that he would be a weak candidate in the campaign, and, if elected, a great disappointment to the people. "Mr. Parker goes before the country on a cowardly, straddling platform. The democrats of this country are brave men. It required brave men to stand up for democracy in 1896. I knew in that year men in every state who were threatened with bankruptcy for being democrats. "Where does Parker stand on im perialism'. J We don't know. Where does he stand on the money question? Is he for gold? We don't know. Is» he for silver? We cannot tell. May be he is for radium—who can tell. "I object to playing with loaded dice. We don't know Parker's views; but I am afraid some men do. My friends, don't trust him. "I charge that while Parker has concealed his views from the people he has made them known to the men behind him. "What is Mr. Belmont's considera tion in the Parker candidacy? He is too shrewd a financier to invest his money without being sure of the re turn of the goods. If Mr. Parker dealt honestly he would say to Mr. Belmont what he says to others, that his lips are sealed and if he did so he would not be Mr. Belmont's candi date. "It has been a fraudulent campaign. They have openly bought men and conventions, and any man who count enances 'that work does not deserve the office of president. In Connecti cut men were bought at the conven tions in Parker's interest. I denounce Mr. Parker's candidacy as one car ried on by trampling upon the rights of democrats. "Parker is traveling as a negative quantity. He stands for nothing posi tive. lie reminds me of the story of the man who, in the praise of a child, said that it looked and breathed. So Parker looks at the great financial lights and breathes." MONTANA AT THE CONVENTION. Here is the record of Montana's del egates in the democratic national con vention: Major Magiums, member of the committee on resolutions, assisted Mr. Bryan in excluding a money plank from the platform. The entire delegation voted for J udge Parker, who was opposed by Mr. Bryan's friends. At the closing session of the con vention Montana's six delegates voted against recognizing Judge Parker's gold standard views as good demo cratic doctrine. The entire delegation voted for Sen ator Turner for vice-president, and then switched to Davis, the candidate of the Hill-Belmont combine. Judge 1'iirker's Running Mate. A biographical sketch of the demo cratic caudidate for vice-president says Henry Gassaway Davis has been leader in the development of the natural resources of West Virginia. He was born upon a farm near Balti more November 16, 182;», and from earliest youth was thrown upon his own resources, his father's death leav ing the family in such circumstances that the boy had to aid iu the support of his mother and the other children. His first employment was on a farm. After the completion of the Baltimore iV Ohio railroad Davis obtained work as a brakemau. In the railway ser vice he advaueed till he was agent at Piedmont. His travel back ami forth through the country familiarized him with the resources and the people of the region, and he determined to enter business for himself. He organized the firm of II. G. Davis A; Co.. at Piedmont, and at once began investing in coal lauds, which were then inaccessible, but to which he afterward built railway lines. He is one of the wealthy men of the South, and is prominently interested in railway aud financial enterprises. Mr. Davis has always been a demo crat. His first public service began iu 166Ö, when he was elected to the house of delegates of West Virginia. Later he served in the state senate. He was 1'nited Slates senator from 1S71 to 1*S3. Atlanta Journal: A likeness of Grover Cleveland is reported to have been seen in the heavens Sunday. Mr. Bryan would probably locate the like nes-s somewhere elte. PARKER RECEIVES CONGRATULATIONS. Eastern Democrats Send Greeting to Their Presidential Candidate. Esopus . July 11.—Telegrams of congratulation showered on Judge Al ton B. Parker this morning. The judge was up at the usual hour and looked over his mail and telegraph messages and then went for a long horseback ride in the country. The afternoon was spent at Rosemont answering telegrams and letters. Among the telegrams this morning were congratulations from Cleveland, Francis and Hearst. The latter said: "I hope and believe that battling for the people and for such principles you will lead the democracy to victory." Grover Cleveland said: "You must permit me to express my gratitude and admiration for the splendid manifest ation of honor and courage you have given to your countrymen and to de mocracy in your St. Louis dispatch." President Francis, of the St. Louis exposition, said: "Those who have been asking that you announce your position on issues can no longer have any question as to your convictions or to your courage to express them." Philadelphia , July 11.—In speak ing today of the action of the demo cratic national convention Wm. F. Harrity, former chairman of the demo cratic national committee, said: Judge Parker's timely telegram to the convention has strengthened his candidacy immensely. His action with reference to the absence from the platform of a gold plank declaration showed great courage, and decision of character, I predict that his strength will increase as the campaign pro gresses. Suicides Are Increasing. Washington , July 11.—The census bureau is taking cognizance of the su icidal mania that occasionally sweeps over the country with such violence. The latest bulletin, recently issued,. 6hows that this country still makes a comparatively favorable showing, the proportion of suicides being smaller than in most of the European states. None the less, the total is large, 77, 617 for the past 13 years, and, unfor-« tunately, it is increasing. It is larg est in the towns and in certain cities, notably San Francisco, St. Louis, Chicago and New York, the average of continental Europe is reached. At the same time it should be stated that a majority of the self-murders are committed by persons of foreign birth, Americans generally having a hope ful disposition, which encourages them to keep on after a reverse, with the belief that success will ultimately come to them. With the American element, however, suicide is growing more prevalent with the greater rush and hurly-burly of life. Kansas Floods Receding. Washington , July 11.—Acting Sec retary of War Oliver has telegraphed General Bell to issue 1,000 tents and live days' rations for the relief of the Hood sufferers around Kansas City. The supplies will be drawn from Leavenworth. Kansas City, Mo ., July 11. —With the exception of a part of Kansas avenue, in the lower part of Armour dale, the lloodwaters in Kansas City, Kansas, suburbs had practically dis appeared today. It will be several days, however, before some of the streets in the lowest portion of Ar mourdale are dry, as the river must fall below the sewer mouths to allow the water to draiu out. Many hun dreds of persons are being fed by the city with the aid of the government rations sent from Fort Leaveuwortb. Will l 'use With Populists. St. Louis , .Lily 11.—After three conferences held Saturday night by members of the executive committee of the people's party with prominent Bryan democrats who are dissatisfied not so much with the platform as with the presidential nomination by the democratic national convention, it has been decided by the conference of the leaders to decide on some action dur ing the coming campaign. 1'his statement is given on the au thority of George Wa»hburn, of Bos ton, now treasurer of the people's party, who with several members of the national executive committee of that party, lias been in St. Louis at tending the democratic national eon vention. Mr. Washburn when asked to divulge tue names of some of his associates in the conference declined to malic them known. Commenting on Judge Parker's nomination, Mr. Washburn said: "Next to Cleveland, the populists most desired the nomination of Park er. His nomination emphasizes the parting of the ways of the allied forces and will help immensely to re store the populist party to its former strength aud effectiveness." Stockyards Men May Strike. Chicago , July 11.—A general strike of the employes of all the big packing plants throughout the country was or dered tonight by Michael J. Donnelly, president of the Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butchers' Workmen of America. Unless the packing com panies offer toœt; -ort of compromise SEASON... O mm READY TQ SHARPEN. Notwithstanding the fact that hay is a little shorter this year than usual, you require the most modern devices for putting it up economically and in as good shape as possible. 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Mob Breaks Kmbatikrtioit. TOPElvA, Kan.. July 11.— An order ly uiob of about il,5o0 reputable citi zens of North Topeka took a Union Pacific workman iraiu Sunday after noon and .went four miles west of town and with picks and shovels dug. a ditch three feet deep and 75 feet long through the railway embankment. This was done to allow the water to escape to the river instead of through the town. The "mob" then returned to their homes. Another expedition was made in a similar manner against the Santa Fe tracks west of town. A gang; of section men were working there, but they mat:.: n-j opposition io lie tear* or a section of the eta avait IHR HooJlcr Pleads Guilty. S t . LOUiS, July 11. —Charles A. Denny, a f irmer member of the muni cipal asscin i'y, charged with bribery in connection with the city lighting deal, pit-::. guilty today. Sentence! wr:.- .cf-rred. 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