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VOLUME LXXX.-NO. 57.
WATSON WAS A FOE TO BRYAN, Scoffed at the Nebraskan in His Speeches in Congress. BITTER IN HIS ATTACKS. The Young Orator Ridiculed as a Party "Darling" and a "Pretty Man." RECORD OF THE GEORGIAN. Once Created an Uproar in the House by Accusing Members of Drunkenness. "WASHINGTON, D. C, July 26.— The nomination of Tom Watson of Georgia as a running mate with Bryan on the Popu list ticket is regarded with derision in Washington, where Watson is best known. It is recalled that Bryan and Watson, when members of the Fifty-second Con gress, were often pitted against each other in debate. Indeed, the Georgia Populist seemed to feel an especial ani mosity toward Bryan and vented his spleen whenever opportunity offered. The two men are as different as possible in both physical and mental mateup. Bryan, a gifted orator, a man of commanding presence and a fine voice, always had the sympathy of fellow members and Of the galleries, which greatly irritated his ad versary. Watson is a typical "corn-crack er."' His physical appearance is utterly insignificant and strongly reminds one of "Ransy Sniffle," described .in Judge Long street's Georgia scenes as a native of Georgia, who had been reared on a diet of red clay and blackberries:' Watson was an aggressive Congressman, impetuous and intemperate in his utter ances and seemed never .happy unless be was fomenting trouble in the House of Representatives. When the tariff bill was being considered, he sought to show that Bryan was insincere in his tariff-for-rev enue professions. He paid his compli ments to Bryan in this fashion: On the other hand, we have our handsome and brilliant friend from Nebraska (Bryan), who was put forward as the "darling" of the Demo cratic side of the house, the prettiest man In all the bunch, and his entire j speech, which ranged -^ from Tom Aloe-* 1 - poetry to Joe Miller's jest book, was ttw- — and substance of the old Democratic -position on the tariff that "We will practice what is wrong, while we know what is right." . After, a burst of laughter Watson pro ceeded to the serious features of the tariff, but soon returned to Bryan, and con tinued : He announced his ideal Democratic plat form, not a platform you would have, but a platform you should have— a platform you could have if a man were sitting quietly by bis fire at night with his feet in his slippers, cigar in his month, a hot | toddy by his side, nothing to disturb him, and ideal Democratic dreams in bis heart.' Now, what was that plat form? It was very pretty. It has all the vague charms of the undefined. It has all the bound less beauty of a landscape that has no limit. He says this phrase, ''tariff for protection," is the only thing of which he complains. He says, in effect: "I do not object to it if it does by indirection what the other says fit should do directly; but I object to a tariff which says in plain words what it is meant to do." There was much laughter on the Repub lican side. < Watson quoted some of Bryan's glowing sentences and then added : That is beautiful. It Is like the old fish trap, with one mouth down the stream and the other up, and it catches 'em a comln' and a goin\ [Great laughter.] Watson finally made himself odious to his fellow-members by writing a campaign book, in which he accused Home of them of incompetency, intemperance and venal ity. On one hot July day General Wheeler of Alabama arose to a question ' of privi lege and read from the clerk's desk the following paragraph from Watson's book: Lack of common business prudence was never more glaring. Drunken members have reeled about the aisles, a . disgrace ■to the Republic. Drunken speakers have debated grave issues on the floor, and in the midst of maudlin ramblings have been heard to ask, "Mr. Speaker, where am I at?" General Wheeler then proceeded to ar raign Watson for his statements. Watson tried to make an explanation, but was howled down. This angered him and he bellowed, loudly: , I want it to be understood that no Repre sentative from New York can bulldoze me In the exercise of my rights on this floor. He may as well understand that now. I stand here to defend every line in the book, and will do it again s.t att comers, whether from the North or South. [Hisses.] I say that every word in that book is literally true, and all men wuo have been keeping their eyes open and wanting to admit the facts will admit these facts as fairly stated. A scene of confusion followed, and Wat son was calle i to order, but by a vote of 139 to 25, was allowed to proceed as follows: I ask no grace from a Democratic majority which seeks to hiss me down when I am defending my character on this floor. I scorn your grace. I scorn your mercy. The only crime charged in that paragraph, which a Democrat takes offense at, is that he got drunk al the barroom this congress allows to be run in the basement, and the record shows that members came up here on a previous day and admitted that they were drinkers at it. You have planted the tree, why should you wonder at its fruit? Loud protests were now beard from all parts of the chamber, and the House voted against allowing him to proceed. Watson frequently gave utterance to incendiary sentiments. He was one of the strongest advocates for an investigation of the Pinkertons, and it was during the discus sion of a resolution to this effect that he used the following language: We are on the eve of a social outbreak. We are at the crisis oi our republican govern ment. In a few months it vill be decided whether we have a Government of law and or der, whether peace can be maintained by the constituted authorities, or whether each side will arm itself with the deadliest weapon of destruction and fight out their grievances. 6uca ie the character of the man who by The San Francisco Call stress of political circumstances might pos sibly be elected Vice-P resident of the United States. WINSLOW STEPS OUT. The Democratic Nominee for Governor of Maine Resigns. PORTLAND, Mi., July 26.— 1n a letter ol withdrawal given out to-night by Hon. Howard B. Winslow of this city, who last month was nominated as the Democratic candidate for Governor, he says : The platform adopted by the State conven tion, which has declared for a single gold standard, is plain, and it was upon that plat form that I was nominated, and I could not, even had I so desired, have accepted this nomination under any ; other , circumstances than to stand firmly upon the platform made by the Democratic party of Maine. The Democratic National Convention adopted a platform declaring for the free and unlimited coinage of silver and , there was a strong pressure brought to bear to have me announce myself in favor of the National Con vention, which I did not consider was right to do. There have been , many expressions on the part of the Democrats of Maine in regard i to my duty, but it has been plain to jme at ail times that there was but one thing for me to do, and that was to stand firmly, by the Maine platform. It is evident 1 from the free expres sions of opinion. that if I. wish to secure tile vote of the Democratic party I shall be obliged to harmonize with both gold and silver plat forms, and that I cannot do under any circum stances. A meeting of the State committee will be held at once to take action o n this im portant matter. JONES VISITS BRYAN. Earnest Conference on the Demo-Popu listic Situation, LINCOLN, Nebb., July 26. — Senator Jones of Arkansas arrived in Lincoln this evening and was immediately driven to the residence of Mr. Bryan, where an ear nest conference was held on subjects of much importance to the Democratic and Populist parties. In spite of its importance as a political center, having two candidates for the Presidency — Mr. Bryan and Mr. Bentley, tbe Prohibition-Silver nominee — as citi zens, Lincoln is a very quiet place these days. Mr. Bryan has been little seen by Lincoln people since he reached here Fri day week. He spends most of his time in his library going over the mass of mail matter and tbe packages of telegrams de livered to his residence every day, and dictating replies to his clerical assistants. Of these he has three — one a lady — and they have had their hands full in keeping np with the nominee's correspondence. So great has been the avalanche of writ ten matter addressed to Mr. Bryan that he is practically swamped, and many of the letters and telegrams that were sent im mediately after his nomination are not yet answered. Tbe Bryan and Sewall headquarters at the Lincoln Hotel are intended principally for the use of Mr. Bryan in receiving vis iting delegations and conferring with Democratic managers. Mr. Bryan has used them two or three times only, but with tbe National Silver and Populist con ventions added it Is expected that be will be obliged to go there more frequently. The speech delivered by Mr. Bryan In closing the debate on the Democratic plat form at Chicago has been printed for dis tribution under the supervision of Mr. Bryan, with some verbal corrections. A meeting of the State Central Commit tee of the free silver wing of the Demo cratic party of Nebraska will be held at the Lincoln Hotel in this city on July 30. Mr. Bryan has promised to be present. Senator Jones left Lincoln on a late train to-night over the Missouri Pacific for his home, Washington, Term. He wired to Governor Stone of Missouri to meet him at Jefferson City to-morrow. Just before leaving, Senator Jones said he would leave it to the common-sense of the people to right the Domination of Watson. No definite action, he said, would be taken at this time with regard to the acceptance or declination of the Populist nomination by Mr. Bryan. Senator Jones added that he thought tbe notification meeting in New York would take place August 10. TEXAS POPULISTS ARE BITTER. Prefer Fusion HUh Republicans to Si'vport of Brynn. AUSTIN, Tkx., July 26. -Leading Popu lists here bitterly denounce the action of the St. Louis convention in nominating Bryan. John Caulfield, a prominent local Populist leader, said: "It appears to me that Jones and spoils men at St. Louis ran that convention in the interest of Bryan, and it looks to me as though we had been sold out. To ari icept of the convention's action is to destroy the Populist party. 1 propose to work to uef eat the St. Louis spoilsmen, and I shall vote for McKinley. The Populist Conven tion meets in Gaiveston tbe sth oi next month, and I shall work there to bring SAN FRANCISCO, MONDAY MORNING, JULY 27, 1896. "There was a young lady from Niger Who rode, with a smile, on a tiger. They returned from the ride with the lady inside And the smile on the face of the tiger." about a fusion in Texas with the Repub licans." Gould Martin, another prominent Popu list, who has often been represented on their tiefcets, concurs with Caulfield, and they claim they represent a large majority of the Populists in the State. BRYAN A PLAGIARIST. Made Use of a Portion of Congressman McCaul's Speech. WASHINGTON, D. OL, July 26.—Con gressman McCaul, backed by the Congres sional Record, makes a very substantial claim to being the oricinator of the phrase which nominated Bryan at Chicago. Mr. McCaul claims and proves by reference to bis speech, as it was printed, that on Jan uary 26, 1894, or eleven months before Bryan first made use of the sentiment, in discussing the Wilson bill he introduced the reference to placing a crown of thorns upon the head of a laboring man. The exact wording of the speech was as fol lows: Ready as you have ever been to betray it with a kiss, you scourge to the very quick, and press a crown of thorns upon its brow. Mr. McCaul said that he did not Know whether Mr. Bryan was in the bouse when he delivered his speech, and he did not wish to accuse him of plagiarism. "But," said he, "there's what I said, and you know it was said at Chicago." SENTIMENT IN LONDON. Banker Tritton Foresee* Disaster to America if Bryan Wins. LONDON, Esq., July 26,-The Daily News will to-morrow publish a report of an interview with Mr. J. H. Tritton, a prominent London banker, regarding the chances for the election of the Presidential candidates in the United States, in which Mr. Tritton says he considers it improb able that Bryan will be elected, but the situation is one of the most serious char acter. Confidence, Mr. Tritton believes, will not be restored here until the United States Congress shall have passed a reso lution declaring that it is firmly deter mined to maintain a gold standard. Cer tainly, says Mr. Tritton. the National finances of America need to be overhauled. The country is suffering from a plethora of paper money. Cleveland Receives No Callers. BUZZARDS BAY, Mass., July 26.— As is his usual custom, the President remained at home all day. There were no callers. He did not attend the memorial exercises of the late William E. Russell at Sand wich to-day, as expected. It has been re ported by several seamen that tbe yacht Albatross, with Senator Hill on board, has been seen cruising off tbe coast of Marion. The Senator has not landed at that place, however, nor has he visited President Cleveland. A Bishop Denounces Populism. ASBURY PARK, N. J., July 26.-At the National service in the Asbury Park Auditorium this afternoon Bishop John P. Newman created a sensation by declar ing that Populists were no better than an archists and were not good American citi zens. Instantly a man io the rear of the hall jumped up and shouted, "Bryan is a good American!' He tried to propose three cheers for the Democratic- Populist candidate for President, but his voice was drowned by the music of the choir. Plans of the Silver ites. BUTTE, Most., July 26. -Senator Lee Mantle and Congressman Hartman ar rived in Butte to-day from Bt. Louis. Senator Mantle said be bad not yet de cided whether or not he would take the stump for Bryan in the East, but was ready to do everything he was asked to do to help along the cause of silver. Con gressman Hartman sairt he would remain in Montana until the Ist of September and from that time on he would campaign through the Central States for Bryan. Dickinson Is Silent. NEWPORT, R. 1., July 26.-Hon. Don M. Dickinson left for New York to-night. Before going he stated that he had noth ing to say to the public In answer to the query to state the purpose of his visit, he replied that he was as much surprised to read that be was to hold a conference here as Mr. Hill was to learn it. VICTIMS OF CHOLERA. Tu/o English Military Officers Succutt b to the Scourge in Kgypt. LONDON, Eng., July 26.— Advices re ceivei here from the Nile expedition an nounce the death at Kosheh of Captain Fenwick, who was entrusted with the supervision of railway construction, and Surgeon Trask, who waa engaged in organizing a service to fight the cholera. Both were victims of the Asiatic scourge. A feeling of gloom pervades the camp and the native troops are wailing with grief over the loss of the two officers. ENTOMBED INA CUBAN DUNGEON, Case of Young Ona Melton Presented to Secre tary Olney. HIS HEALTH GIVES WAT. Confined in a Little Dark Cell Reeking With Filth and Vermin. HORRORS WOR3? THAT 9 DEJLTH. ' Unless the Unfortunate Competitor Captive Is Soon Released He Wll Die. JACKSONVILLE, Fla., July 26.— A de termined effort is being made to induce the United States Government to secure the release of Ona Melton, the young American who was captured on the Com petitor and it now confined by the Span iards in Fort Cabanas. The people of Key West have petitioned Secretary Olney to act, forwarding the petition to T. T. Stockton, general manager of tbe Times- Union, for transmission to Washington. With the petition Mr. Stockton includes a letter to Mr. Olney, in which he says: I feel deep interett in Melton, as he went to Cuba as the correspondent of the Times- Union. He had no intention of serving in the army of the insurgents, but simply desired to get within their lines to furnish reliable news as to the situation in Cuba. I furnished tbe young man credentials as the representative of the Times-Union, and these credentials he should have had on his person when arrested by the Spaniards. Mr. Stockton further says that he has reliable information from Havana that the prisoner's health is giving way, and that unless he is released or his condition ameliorated he cannot live. The petition and statement to Mr. Olney recites that it will be remembered that Ona Melton, who went to Cuba on the ill fated Competitor as a representative of the Times-Union, was arrested aboard that vessel when she was captured by a Span ish cruiser after havine landed an expedi tion on the north coast under command of Colonel Monzon. The crew of the schooner were also apprehended and taken to Havana, where they were subsequently tried by a drumhead court-martial and sentenced to be shot for piracy. An ener getic protest made by the late Consul- General Williams, under instructions from Washington, secured a temporary reprieve for the prisoners and the case was referred to Madrid for revision. The Spanish home Government has since ordered a new trial for the prisoners by the civil courts, as provided by the terms of the protocol and treaty stipula tions, but, like all official matters on the island of Cuba, the trial may be put off indefinitely through red tapeism. Meanwhile Melton, with the other pris oners captured on the Competitor, is con fined in tne military fortress of Cabanas, at the entrance to Havana harbor, in a little dark cell, reeking with filth and ver min. As if to add to the horror of theii situation, a drain runs through the room, breeding pestilence and death. Twenty other prisoners of all colors and nationali ties, and accused of every crime in the catalogue, are also huddled together within the narrow confines of the cell, and if reports received here lately are cor rect a leper has been thrown into the dun geon to increase the diseases of the other prisoners, The late Consul-General Williams, in view of these facts and on account of the prisoner's extreme youth and undoubted innocence, made every effort to have Mel ton released, and General Lee, the present Consul-General at Havana, has also en deavored to have bis condition improved, but apparently every effort seems to have been in vain. CUBANS MAKING GAINS. The Spanish Garrison at Ciego Montero Join* the Insurgents. NEW YOBK. N. V.. July 27.— A special cable to the World from Havana says: A cry of alarm has been raised by ti:e Her aldo of Madrid over the discovery of alleged defective plates in the new iron clad Carlos V. The announcement is cre ating a big sensation throughout Spain. The Havana papers, quoting tbe Her aldo's Cadiz special dispatch, say that though launched eighteen months ago, the vessel, as yet, is not ready to receive her guns, the woric being done at a snail's pace and shoddy material being used. A recent inspection shows that a majority of the plates are already ruined, and it will be necessary for the contractors to replace them before the Government will accept the vessel. Re-enforcements are being hurried to Manzanillo by sea to strengthen the Spanish garrison. The town is reported as besieged by the insurgents, led by Masso, Rabi and Rios. It is reported this morning that still another Cuban expedition has finally dis embarked in Pinar del Rio. It is under stood that 125 men landed under Miros' leadership with two cannon and an ample supply of arms, munitions and dynamite. The fort at Ciego Montero, near Dirigo, Santa Clara province, surrendered to the rebel chief iulet on the lltti withou: fir ing a shot in defense. The Spanish garri son joined the insurgent ranks, delivering to the rebel leader sixteen Manser rifles and 8000 rounds of ammunition. In Puerto Frincipe and Pinar del Rio many deser tions from the Spanish columns are re ported, the officers in some instance going over. Every effort, however, is officially made to suppress names. RACE RIOT IN FLORIDA, Whites Intrude at a Colored Festival With Dire Results. Six Men Killed and Eight Wounded. Two of the Latter Are Women. JACKSONVILLE, Fla., July 26.-Dis patches to the Times-Union from Jasper, Hamilton County, Fla., state that a race riot occurred last night fifteen miles northeast of here, in which six men were killed and eight, wounded. Two of the latter were women. Those killed are said to be Henry Jack son, Albert Sullivan and Edward Johnson (white), Jim Solomon, Amos Campbell and Ike Mitchell (colored). Tbe names of the wounded have not been learned. The traeedy occurred at Haggard's tur pentine still, where many negroes are em ployed. The negroes gave a "festival" last night, and while it was in progress a number of white men intruded and the shooting resulted. It is rumored that the negroes are gen erally arming and a posse of whites left Jasper to-nicht for tbe scene of the trag edy. FLORIDA HOMICIDE. A Doctor Shot by a Neighbor Whose Life He Mad Threatened. GAINESVILLE, Fla., July 26.— Dr. J. D. Cromwell was shot and fatally woun<ied to-day Dy Towney Kenard. The trouble started yesterday, when a niece of Crom well, who Jived with him, ran over toKen ard's, who lives next door, and asked him to protect her, stating that the doctor had struck her, and she oelieved would kill her. This morning Cromwell demanded that she return home. Kenard had him placed underarrest. He pave bonds and returned home, stating, it is said, that he intended to kill Kenard. He secured a gun, and was standing on his back steps when tbe shooting commenced. Kenard fired both barrels of a shotgun loaded with buckshot, and six bullets entered Cromwell's body. Kenard is under arrest. Dr. Cromwell is about 60 years of age, crippled by rheuma tism. Kenard is about 26 years old. McLUCKIE SCORES CAR NEGIE. The Eec- Burgess of Homestead. Wants the Manufacturer Indiettd. HAVERHILL, Mass., July 26.- John McLuckie, ex- Burgess of Homestead, Pa., spoke before tbe Central Labor Union here this afternoon, his effort being to agitate the bringing of an indictment against the Carnegie Company of Home stead for furnishing the United States Government with defective armor plate for warships. He was very bitter in his utterances. He said that lie was not doing his work for the love of the country, but for revenge. He said that in 1892 the men at Homestead had 300 Winchester rifles; now they have 3800, and they are ready to use them if occasion requires. In the late war the North compelled the receding States to return to the Union by force of arms, and in a Mice manner the labor unions ought to compel workmen out of the union to come in by shot and shel!, shooting them down in case they did not come in, so that the capita'ists could not use them. The Government in vestigation of the armor frauds was hung I np in the Senate through the efforts of Sen ator Quay, Carnegie's tool. The speaker was frequently applauded, but the union did not vote to indorse his I sentiments. TWENTY-EIGHT VICTIMS. Result of the Awful Cloudburst in Colorado Last Friday Night. Twenty-One Bodies Have Been Recov ered, and the Others Have Floated Away. DENVER, Colo., July 26.— The victims of Friday night's flood were the three in Golden, four in Mount Vernon Canyon and twenty-one near Morrison, making a total of twenty-eight. The servant-girl, Anna Hansen, who was reported dead, was not at the camp at the time of tbe flood, and consequently es caped. A charcoal-burner named Nichols up at Evergreen is reported missing, mak ing the total list still twenty-eight. Of these sixteen bodies were recovered yes terday, and the body of Mabel Herres, a little child, was found to-day. P. Johnson of Arvada telephoned Into Denver this afternoon that he had found four bodies in the bed of Clear Creek, a.bout a mile above tbe town of Arvacb. The coroner at Golden was notified, and will take charge of the bodies. Up to the discovery of these four bodies no report of any missing persons has come from Golden. Arvada is a country hamlet between Golden and Denver along Clear Creek Valley. These bodies there fore either floated down from Golden or are those of campers in Clear Creek Valley between the two points, and are not to be confounded with missing dead over the ridee in Bear Creek Valley, where Morri son is located. FINDERBILT IMPROVING. The Millionaire Invalid Goes for a Cruise on the Conqueror. NEWPORT, R. 1., July 26.— Last night Cornelius Vanderbilt was removed from his residence on Fifth avenue, New York, and taken on board his brother's (F. W. Vanderbilt's) steam 3'acht Conqueror. An easy trip was made up along the sound and the yacht arrived here at 5 o'clock to day. She made for the Fall River Line dock, a most unusual place to tie up, and the sick man was brought ashore and placed in a New York ambulance in wait ing. An easy drive was made to "The Breakers." He was accompanied by his wife, doctors and nurses. Gertrude, his daughter, and his sons arrived last evening. So far as can be learned, Mr. Vanderbiit stood the fatigue of the journey as well as could be expected. It is hoped the sea air will make his recovery more speedy. ST. PAUL TRAGEDY. Desperate Deed of a Married- Man Who Loved m Pretty Girl. ST. PAUL, Minn., July 26.— Henry B. White and Mis» Tillie Stumpf are lying between life and death at the city hospi tal from wounds inflicted by the man this afternoon. White <has a wife and five chil dren at Northiield, but for some time has been making love to Miss Stumpf, a pretty girl of 21. She became annoyed at his at tentions and came to St. Paul. To-day he appeared at her home, 1521 Minnehuha street, and asked for her. Upon catching /sight of her White drew a revolver and fired lour shots at her. One passed through her left side. White then drew another re volver and shot himself, the bullet just missing the heart and taking effect in his left lung. LIVELY NEGRO PICNIC. Three Persons Killed and Six Injured, Ihrce of Whom Will Dir. BIRMINGHAM, Ala., July 26. -At a negro church picnic near Letohachie, Ala., yesterday a general row took place, in wnich pistols, razors, knives and clubs were used. Three persons were Killed and six injured, two of whom are women. The row started between Dave Gunter and Burnett Means and was about riding on a "flying jenny." Pistols were drawn on both sides, and when friends came up a pitched battle occurred. Gunter was shot twice through the body, Means was per forated in the bowels and Jerry Gihner was hit in the head. All three died. Three of the injured will probably die. PRICE FIVE CENTS. MANY ORATORS WILL BE HEARD, Plans of . McKinley and Hanna for the Coming Campaign. SHERMAN GIVES ADVICE Urges That Speakers Begin the Work of Education at Once. SHOUT TALKS ON FINANCE. Dreary Ante-Election Literature Will Not Bi Extensively Circulated. CLEVELAND, Ohio, July 28.— Major McKinley and Mark Hanna, chairman of the Republican National Committee, have been in conference most of the day and evening at Mr. Hanna's beautiful suburban home on the lakeside. Maior McKinley reached Cleveland last evening and was at once driven to Mr. Hanna'a home. Al though Mr. McKinley has been in Cleve land most of the week and has been the guest all of that time at Mr. Hanna's house the candidate and his manager have had no opportunity to discuss the forth coming campaign. Major McKinley said to-day: "I came back to Cleveland because my many engagements during the centennial exercises made it impossible for me to have a full and satisfactory talk with Mr. Hanna about the campaign and its man agement. Indeed, we have had but one extended talk since my nomination, and I now find that there are scores of matters which demand, attention and discussion with Mr. Hanna." The campaign has been outlined in a general way by Mr. Hanna and his com mittee. They do no^ know what turn affairs may take in reference to another Democratic ticket, and of necessity their actions are somewhat limited in scope and significance by the imperfectly devel oped situation which confronts them. Under the circumstances the most that can be done is to have campaign literature of an informing character quickly pre pared and widely circulated. Seaator Sherman, who was here two or three .Jays last week to participate iv the centennial exercises, is somewhat alarmed at the manifestation of the silver senti ment in certain sections and communities. He told Major McKinley that his volu minous correspondence was laden with inquiries about the money question and that he was of the opinion that the most active measures to combat the silver senti ment ought to be taken at once. He urges both Mr. Hanna and Major McKinley to have the speaking campaign begin at once, and said he was ready and willing to taKe the stump at a moment's notice. Other Republicans of prominence, such as Senator Hawley and ex-Governor Mer riam of Minnesota, have expressed them selves in pretty much the same manner to both Major McKinley and Mr. Hanna. Major McKinley and his manager have reached the conclusion that the best re sults this year will be attained by Holding a large, indeed, an uncomonly large num ber of political meetings. It is believed that it will be difficult to get people to read heavy congressional speeches on the money question or other long documents. On the other hand, there is abundant evidence of a lively demand for clear, crisp, simple talks on the money question, and for short articles and leaflets bearing upon it. In short, this year the commit tees of both parties will undoubtedly spend their money to keep hundreds of speakers at work in the field, instead of sending out millions oi dreary documents as baa frequently been done. Major McKinley and Mr. Hanna are of one mind upon this point, and the necessary orders to the clerk in charge of this work will be given out at once. When Major McKinley settles down in Canton again this week he will begin to think seriously about his letter of accept ance. He expects to begin work on it within ten days, and may have a draft of it completed within a fortnight. It is not his intention to make it public for a month, or so, however. He wants to see what turn events will take, and needs some thing to determine the ultimate cast which he shall give to the issues of the campaign. The letter of acceptance will be a sort of final, supplementary, up-to date platform, and tbe great work of tha campaign will be done on the lines wnich it indicates. Major McKinley will pre pare this document with great care, and it will De one of the most important utter ances of the campaign. LEAVE FOR THE COAST. California and Nevada Delegates Depart from St. Lotus. BT. LOUIS, Mo., July 26.— The great crowds of delegates and visitors to the Populist and Silver conventions have melted away and St. Louis is to-night as quiet as a graveyard. The California and Nevada delegates, with a few exceptions, left for home to-night. The silver men from the Golden State carried away the laurels of their gathering. They dom inated the convention. Charles D. Lane of California, chairman of the National Committee of the Silver party, will leave for home to-morrow evening. He made a splendid impression among the silver people here, especially those coming from the extreme East. His generosity was boundless. He contributed largely to the expenses of the convention, and considering the fact that he is a gold producer the stand he has taken in this campaign is quite unique. He will visit Mr. Bryan on bis way home. George P. Keeney, the young Califor nian with classic face and flowing locks, whose energy and ability have been rec ognized by the leaders of the Silver party, will leave for New York to-morrow. He has been officially designated as the rep resentative of the Silver party on the