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the launch race, and thie, it is expected,
■will brins the fastest craft from the bay
here for the event.
The Stockton crew of the Giants is in
training now for the senior barge event,
and hopes to secure the State champion
ship on the morning of the 9th of Septem
ber. The San Francisco crews are also in
training for the race, and it will be one of
the closest ever seen in California. The
Stockton men are determined to Merest the
championship from the heretofore victo
rious South End crew of San Francisco,
and are especially anxious to meet the
crackajacks of that City, as the Souta
enders and all others in the senior class
failed to come here on toe 4th of July to
compete against them. There will be no
lack of entries for this event, as all of the
San Francisco crews have signified their
intention of competing.
The senior single sculls are also exciting i
much interest. On July 4 Usiphssea bested
McCausland. who claimed the Pacinc
Coast championship. This year both will
have a bard battle to defeat A. G. lirown
of Stockton, who is in active training for
the sin les.
The regatta will attract thousands who
love aquatic 9ports, but this is cot all in
store for those who will line the banks of
Stockton Channel on;the morning of that
day. There will be an exhibition of high
diving by a Spaniard named Raoul, who,
two years aso, broke tne world's record
here by diving from a pile-driver eighty
six feet above the surface of the channel.
Grunsky has also the superintendence
of the grand ball in the pavilion, to be
given on the night of September 9, after
the water carnival. He has made arrange
ments with decorators to adorn the big
Agricultural parlor as it has never been
before. The decorations will remain in
place all during fair week in September.
The parade features are in charge of Dr.
W- I. Burres, and a special effort has been
made by his committee to make them the
most attractive that have ever been seen
at any celebration the Iwive Sons have
yet undertaken. One float alone wiil cost
in the neighborhood of $200 and will be
Miss Zetta Kohlberg; of the Native Daughters' Committee at Stockton*
typical of California and the order. Sev
eral of the floats that are to be used in the
water carnival will also be used in the
street parade, and will lend attractiveness
to the pageant.
One of the most active committees is
that having charge of the water carnival.
To-nigbt Chairman Grant announced the
names of those who would assist him.
They are: W. W. Westbay, Ralph P. Lane,
Charles J. Haas, George J. Becker, Bert
Lewis, A. V. Wilbur, M. J. Musto and W.
E. O'Connor. There will be four principal
floats in the water pageant, and they will
be very elaborate. Besides these there will
be seven smaller ones. Most of the money
at the disposal of the committee will bs
expended on light.
McLeod's Lake will be the principal
scene of the water carnival. It is an ideal
spot for an affair of this kind and is situ
ated in the center of the city. On ene
side is a fringe of willows, which will be
filled with hundreds of Japanese lanterns.
The effect will be as beautiful as fairy
Last year at the Fourth of July carnival
seats were arranged on the northern bank
of the lake and sold at a high premium.
This year there will be nothing of the
John Kerriek, Chairman of the
Reception Committee at
kind, and all may freely see the display
upon the water. On the southern bank of
the lake a platform will be built and there
the rockets and bombs will be sent into
the clear nigut air, for Stockton always
has perfect nights in September.
At Goodwater Grove on September 8
and 10 there will be baseball games be
tween teams picked from the best players,
in California. On the afternoon of Admis
sion day there will be a State champion
ship meet of cyclers. Already a number
of the flyers are here to train for the races.
Oscar Osen of San Jose was the first to ar
rive and will enter in all the professional
events. The track will be put in the pink
of condition and some records will prob
ably be lowered.
Great pains has been taken by the sub
committee havmpr charge of this branch of
the work to provide accommodations for
the visiting parlors and for individuals
who have requested that rooms be Becured
for them.
Following is a list of the locations
secured as headquarters for the various
v is; ting parlors: Stanford Parlor, No. 76,
of San Francisco, and Oakland Parlor, No.
50. Masonic Music Hall; National Parlor,
No. 118, of San Francisco. Jorv's Hall;
Piedmont Parlor, No. ll'O, of Oakland,
Turn Wrein Hall ; Pacinc Parlor, No. 10,
of San Francisco, New Pioneer Hall: El
Dorado Parlor, No. 52, Old Pioneer Hall;
Sacramento Parlor, No. 3, Odd Fellows'
Hall ; California Parior, No. 1, of San
Francisco, Native Sons' Hall; Rincon
Parior. No. 72, of San Francisco, Weber
Hall; Hesperian Parlor, No. 137, of Sau
Francisco, Union Hall; Alcalde Psrlor,
No. 154, of San Francisco, Druids' Hall;
Bay City, No. 104, of San Francisco,
Justice Kendon's courtroom; Halcyon,
No. 146, of Alameda, Monterey House;
Amador County parlors, Capital Hotel;
Sequoia Parlor, No. 160. of San Francisco.
Vizelich'B Park; Sunset Parlor, No. 26, of
Sacramento, Y. M. I. Hall; California
Parlor, No. 22, of Sacramento, Southern
Hotel. Other parlors are being provided
for as fast as they signify what they want
and how many members are coming.
A number of the parlors have notified
the general committee as to how many
members of their respective parlors will
be here. Hesperian Parlor will come 50
stronc. California Parlor, 60 strong, will
be on'hand. Mission i'arlor No. 38 will
bring 300 members and a full band. Na
tional Parlor No. 118 will be here with 60
members and a drum corps. El Dorado
Parlor No. 52 has assured ths committee
that ßo men will represent it and that a
fife and drnm corps will come with it.
Vallejo Parlor N0.'77 has promised a rep
resentation of 25, while Alameda Parlor
No. 47 will be on hand with between 75
and 90 members, according to the advices
sent out by its secretary. Piedmont Par
lor No. 120 will bring a full band and 130
members. Amador County's five parlors
will be represented by 100 natives, and be
sides ihese will bring down from the
mountain towns several carloads of the
friends and relatives of the members.
Few counties are taking more interest
in the celebration than Amador. Sequoia
Parlor Sko. 160 will bring a band of sixteen
pieces and a representation 100 strong.
Alcatraz Parlor has asked for accommoda
tions f>r forty and Halcyon for thirty;
Sunset Parlor of Sacramento will come
with seventy-five and a drum corps of
twenty-six; Bacramento Parlor No. 3 will
bring the Militant band and Rincon Par
lor No. 72 of San Francisco a drum corps;
South San Francisco Parlor No. 157 will
also be on hand with a drum corps and
has secured accommodations for twenty
five members.
The following grand officers have ac
cepted invitations to be present: R. C.
Rust, grand trustee ; G. D. Clark, grand
vice-president; Milton D. Garratt, grand
trustee; Thomas Flint Jr., H. C. Chip
man, Frank D. Ryan and C. H. Garroutte,
past grand presidents; Frank Mattison,
grand orator; Henry C. Gesford, grand
president; Rod W. Church, grand trustee ;
Henry Lunstedt, grand secretary; Belle
W. Conrad, grand vice-president, and
Carrie R. Durham, past grand president
of the Native Daughters.
The electrical display here will not
equal that at Sacramento last year, but in
the way of entertainment the visitors will
be as well or even better pleased than they
were with the hospitality of the Capital
City Natives. A reception committee
composed of representatives of the Native
Daughters of Tracy and Stockton and of
the Native Sons of Lodi, Tracy and Stock
ton has been appointed to look after their
welfare. The Supervisors have allotted
three large rooms on the third floor of the
courthouse to the Native Sons to be used
as headquarters during the celebration.
These have been tastefully decorated by
the Native Daughters, and here tbe re
ception committee will keep open house
during the three days' celebration.
The Native Daughters have provided for
all the refreshments that are to be served
at headquarters. A number of sub-com
mittees have been appointed to work
under the direction of the reception com
A citizens' reception committee will as
sist the Native Sons and Daughters in en
tertaining the visiting Natives. It is
composed of: Mayor H. N. Baggs, J. M.
Welsh, A. W. Simpson, George B. Sperry,
H. C. Shaw, W. J. McCullum, P. B. Fra
ser, Thomas Cunningham, D. S. Rosen
baum, R. E. Wilhoit, James H. Hough
Sidney Newell, Fred M. West, Arthur M
Noble, W. W. Westbay. W. R. Johnson
E. R. Hedees, P. A. Buell, L. H. Lang, j!
R. Koch, Frank Burton, J. J. Quinn, J. L.
Martin, Frank D. Cobb, A. J. Hahn, J. D.
Peters, H. J. Corcoran, James A. Morris
sey, 8. D. Woods, B. B. Lyon, James A.
Shepheid, Orrin S. Henderson, James A
Barr, Georee Goodeli, E. W. S. Woods, O.
J. Hemphill, James Brown, W. McK. Car
son. Frank P. Adams, H. C. W. Baker H
E. Barber, W. E. Bidwell, E. M. Brans
ford. D. O. Castle, George C. Clark, John
D. Gall, Eugene M. Grunsky, Ralph P.
Lane, A. L. Levin sky, Walter A. Morris
sey, George F. Roesch. H. R. McNoble,
Otto Grunsky, A. L. Rossi, Frank W.
The Native Daughters deaerve special
mention for their endeayorß. They car
ried out the idea of holding a moonlight
picnic at Good water Grove last month and
the affair was such a success, socially as
well as financially, that the picnic will be
repeated on the 20th instant. Among the
chief workers in Joaquin Parlor are Miss
Ida Sperry, Mrs. Lena Mills, Mrs. Jobn
W. Willy. Miss Ida Safferhill and Miss
Zetta Kohlberg. The last named is one of
Stockton's famed beauties, and she has
been untiring in her efforts to make the
coming picnic a success.
Last night an appropriation was made
to bring the militia companies here from
Merced and Modesto. An entertainment
in the shape of a minstrel show by local
talent was being arranged to provide funds
for this purpose, but now the proceeds will
be turned over to the carnival committee
The minstrels will show at the Yosemite
Tneater on September 2 and tbe pro
gramme as arranged is sure to draw a
crowded house.
Attorney Arthur Levinsky is preparing
a farce to be given by the burnt cork ar
tists, and a grand ballet by tbe partici
i pants will be a feature of the affair.
Replies to the Charges Made
by Thurston Against
"My Dear Senator" Given a
Lecture by the Venerable
Sagebrush Statesman.
Dust Thrown to Cover the Main
Issues Relating to the Boy
Orator's Silver Speeches.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Aug. 17— This
afternoon Senator W. M. Stewart gave out
for publication a reply to Senator
Thurston's letter to him, published in the
papers this morning, regarding the charge
that Mr. Bryan had been a paid lecturer
in the employ of silver mine-owners. The
letter quotes Thurston's statement that
he had not assailed Bryan's character in
any instance or by any word, and Stewart
asks Thurstou how he can reconcile that
statement with the following language
used by him in the speech wh.ch gave rise
to the contest:
"The proprietors of the big bonanzas
have found it profitable to keep a large
number of lecturers and other spokesmen
on the road preaching to the people.
Among the many who have thus been
employed and carried on the payrolls of
the big bonanzas for a number of years is
William J. Bryan of Nebraska, a paid
agent and spokesman of the free-silver
The combine then says:
"Your disclaimer in connection with the
foregoing requires explanation, provided
you consider your reputation for truth
and veracity valuable. But your explana
tion that you 'would be the last man to
assail the character of Mr. Bryan' reflects
either upon your veracity or your knowl
edge of the law^ of libel. If you are a
lawyer, and the fact thac you have been
retained by the Union Pacffic Railroad for
so many years, indicates that you are use
ful in some way to that inst it ution, you
ought to know that repeating a siander or
libel is equally as slanderous or libelous as
tbe original matter.
"You assume that you are not assailing
Mr. Bryan when you quote what irrespon
sible newspapers say of him and giving to
such statements all the cradit your high
official position can confer. You belittle
your understanding when you say it is the
duty of Mr. Bryan to enter into personal
controversy with every hireling newspaper
scribbler who is employed to slander or
defame him.
"The people understand the aims of
partisan newspapers and make proper al
lowances for their assertions, but when
you clothe their slanders with your official
robes it i 3 a lame and cowardly defense oa
your part to protect yourself by skulking
behind miserable newspaper scribblers. I
called your attention to the injury of your
charge, not the charge of newspapers,
which I have again quoted for the purpose
of calling your attention to the charge
you made, supposing your were an honor
able man and would retract the charges at
once if you were unable to prove them.
Instead of doing so you repeat other slan
ders against Mr. Bryan, myself, Senator
Sharon, Governor Stanford and others,
which, if true, do not prove your charge
against Mr. Bryan.
"I shall not reiterate in kind and quote
what venal newspapers or even respectable
men cay of you, because it is not perti
nent to the issue. The issue is whether
you have unjustly and without truth as
sailed the character of Mr. Bryan. You
cannot avoid that issue by pretending
that you only repeated a falsehood which
somebody else originated. Do you fear
the repealing of a falsehood repeated
to irresponsible papers will impair your
influence in that cause you are advocat
ing? You must remember, my dear Sena
tor, that there is a sense of public justice
which is outraged by slander and libel
which you cannot justify by claiming you
have a right to repeat it because you had
not the courage to originate it. If you
have no case against Mr. Bryan, which
you have already virtually admitted by
citing incompetent hearsay evidence to
prove your charges, your slanders will be
harmless so far as he is concerned; but
can you afford to be published to the
world as a peddler of slanders which you
cannot prove? If you have any friends
who supposed that you were both honest
and brave they will be sorely disappointed
if you fail to frankly avow your error and
retract your slanders, or prove the truth
of your charges which I have quoted
above. Yours very respectfully,
"William M. Stew am."
[Continued from First Pagc\
circulation, injuring If not destroying do
mestic trade and foreign commerce.
While professing to advocate a policy of bi
metallism, it censures the present Democratic
administration for maintaining the parity of
gold and sliver. It proposes to reduce this
country to a condition of silver monometal
lism, with its vacillating and unreliable
standard of values, and tends to bring the
farmer, the wage-earner and the salaried man
to the wretched condition of the same classes
in countries in which the silver standard pre
vails, and where the rewards of agriculture
and labor are lower than anywhere in the
With what seems to be a deliberate attempt
to mislead the people, it asserts that by the
coinage act of 1873 the United States aban
doned tbe use of silver as money, and that
gold has appreciated and commodities fallen
in price solely by reason of this legislation. It
ignores the fact that the prices of commodities
have fallen because of the enlarged use of
labor-saving machinery, increased production
and resulting competition. It suppresses the
fact that a potent reason for the decline in the
price of silver has been the discovery of new
and cheaply worked mines, resulting in an
increase in its production. Instead of recog
nizing these facts, it appeals to the prejudice
of the people. It demands the free coinage of
silver at tbe arbitrary and fictitious ratio of 16
to 1, although the ratio in the world's
market is as 32 to 1, and as no other
experience nor reason warrants the belief
that the commercial ratio between the
metals can be reduced by the action
of this Government to any ratio ever approxi
mating that proposed ; threatens in certain con
tingencies to increase to an unlimited act the
volume of legal-tenders issued by tbe Federal
Government, the ultimate effect of which
would be to force the withdrawal of all coin
from circulation and to compel public and
private business to be transacted in depre
ciated paper currency, constantly fluctuating
in value, and to invite the ruin and confusion
that have always followed the adoption of .guch
a policy.
Its declarations invite and have almost pro
duced a financial panic, and many of Its pro
ponents announce to accomplish this purpose
they are prepared to involve their country in a
disaster comparable to nothing in its history
save the calamity of civil war. It assails the
independence of the judiciary by a covert
threat to reorganize the courts whenever their
decisions contravene the decrees of the party
caucus. It seeks to allure othce-beekers and
spoilsmen to its support by attacking the
existing civil-service laws which good men of
all parties have labored so long to establish
and to extena to all departments of the public
The Chicago convention having thu3 de
parted from the recognized Democratic faith
and promulgated doctrines new and strange
to the Democracy, all Democrats are absolved
from obligation to support its programme.
More than this, as the doctrines announced
are destructive to National honor and private
obligation, and tend to create sect and class
distinctions and engender discord and strife
among the people, ail good citizens of the Re
public are bound to repudiate them and exert
every lawful means to Insure the defeat of the
candidates that represent these false doc
Democrats are told that they must accept
the platform enunciated and ticket nominated
at Chicago because submission to the will of
the majority is a fundamental principle of
Democracy. It is true that wnen a majority
of the people have expressed their will at a
legal election the will of such majority must
be respected and obeyed. This is essential to
the peace and existence of the Nation. But it
is a monstrous perversion of this doctrine to
aptly it to a political party which exists only
by virtue of a common voluntary assent to its
When a Democratic coaveution departs from
the principles of the party no Democrat re
mains under any moral obligation to support
its action, nor is there any tradition of the
party that requires him to do so. On the con
trary, it is evidence of moral weakness for any
man to vote to enforce policies which, in his
opinion, are inimical to the welfare of the peo
ple or to the integrity of the Nation.
The duty of the hour is to stand steadfast in
the defense of our ancient faith. In this crisis
there is at stake more than a possibility of tem
porary victory. The honor and perpetuity of
the Democratic party are at stake. A political
organization that is untrue to its principles,
history and traditions is disgraced and dis
honored. The existence of our great historical
party, that has withstood the assaults of every
foe, is threatened by reason of the recre ancy
of many of its members. That this party, as
we have known it, may not die, let the faith
ful of years rally around Its historic banner,
reform its broken lines and with abiding faith
in the triumph of its principles unite to re
store the name Democrat to its former mean
ing and proud distinction.
To this end we request all Democrats who
are opposed to the platform adopted and can
didates nominated at Chicago to organize in
their several States and to send representa
tives to the convention of the National Demo
cratic party, to be held at Indianapolis on
Wednesday, September 2, 1896, in accordance
with the call heretofore issued by the Natioaal
Committee. W. D. Byxuji (Chairman),
J. R. Wilson (Secretary),
Chakles Tracey,
J. M. Fatjlknkr,
Ellis B. Usher,
8. R. Holdin,
F.W. Lehman,
W. B. Haldaman,
John P. Hopkins,
Executive Committee of the National Demo
cratic Party.
That Tower Remains With the Xatinnal
and A'ot the Executive Committee,
WASHINGTON, D. C, Aug. 17.— An er
roneous impression exists that the Popu
list committee meeting called for to-mor
row is one of the National Committee's,
when it is simply a meeting of the execu
tive committee, consisting of nine mem
bers, as follows: Marion Butler of North
Carolina, chairman ; M. C. Rankin of In
diana, treasurer; J. A. Edgerton of Ne
braska, secretary; George F. Washburu of
Massachusetts, H. E. Reed of Georgia,
Dr. C. F. Taylor of Pennsylvania, J. R.
Sovereign of Arkansas, John W. Breiden
thal of Kansas, John S. Dore of California.
Messrs. Edgerton, Reed and Washburn
are already here.
The principal business will be the selec
tion of National headquarters and the
mapping out of a plan of campaign. It
may be determined to call a meeting of
the full National Committee for some
future date to consider matters over which
the executive committee has no jurisdic
tion. The executive committee can take
no action looking to the removal of Mr.
Watson as a Vice-Presidential candidate
and the substitution of Mr. Sewall, having
no authority in the piemises. The Na
tional Committee alone could take any
definite action in the matter.
No prediction can be made as to tbe
selection of headquarters. The Eastern
and Southern members of the executive
committee are aaid to favor Washington,
while the Western men are favorably dis
posed toward Chicago, the opinion in each
instance being based on accessibility of
the point. Five of the nine members live
nearer Chicago than Washington.
Committeeman Reed of Brunswick, Ga.,
says that his State is all right as far as the
Populists are concerned. There is no danger
of Mr. Watson being withdrawn, as be is
their candidate and will continue to be so.
Mr. Reed expresses great satisfaction at
the manner in whiffh Mr. Watson replied
to Chairman Jones, to the effect that the
Populists should form a combination with
the negroes, as they belonged together.
While not knowing whether the chairman
had intended these sentiments for publi
cation, he felt inclined to the belief that
they fairly represented his opinion.
Mr. Butler is not expected to reach here
before to-morrow, just in time to attend
the committee meeting.
The Republican committee is preparing
extracts from all of Mr. Bryan's free-trade
speeches delivered while a member of tbe
House, and will issue them as a campaign
document. A large number of requests
have already been made for the publica
tion. Several letters received state that
the speeches will prevent many of those
believing in free silver from voting for
Bryan if it can be demonstrated that he
favors absolute free trade.
Tbe Democratic headquarters were de
serted to-day, none of the officials having
returned from their Sunday outings.
Democrats Who Savor , fusion.
DENVER,CoLO.,Aug. 17.— TheArapahoe
County Democratic convention in this
city to-day eelected 175 delegates to the
State convention in Pueblo on Wednes
day, binding them to the unit rule on the
question of fusion.
Resolutions were adopted indorsing Sen
ator Teller and Congressman Shaforth
(R.) and Bell (Pop.), and favoring fusion
of the several elements in favor of the
financial plank of the Chicago convention,
"to the end that the State campaign be
simplified, and the efforts of our citizens
be expended in aiding the cause in the
doubtful commonwealths."
A caucus of the delegates i* being held
to-night to determine upon the method of
fusion and a basis for an agreement j upon
the State ticket.
Although Seeking Rest He
Finds Time Enough
to Talk.
Several Passengers Received by
the Weary Orator of the
Platte Region.
Interrupted by a Question That Was
Rather Difficu t to Frankly
TARRYTOWN, N. V., Aug. 17.—Wil
liam Jennings Bryan laughed this morn
ing when some one suggested that his title
be changed to "the Boy Orator of the
Hudson." The remark was apropos ot
the fact that Mr. Bryan made part of his
northward journey by means of the Hud
son River dayboat Albany. Mr. and Mrs.
Bryan, Mr. Sewall and the membersv of
John Brisben Walker's family had an
eariy breakfast at the Walker residence at
Irvington. There were some uncertain
ties as to whether the Albany would stop
at Irvington, and when it was learned
from the steamboat company that the
depth of water was not sufficient to permit
the vessel to make a landing Mr. Bryan,
Mr. Sewali and the others of the party
took a train to Yonkers to catch the Al
bany there. As they drove past the Cos
mopolitan (magazine) building on their
way to the Irvington station they were
cheered b/ the employes, and there was
more cheering as the train pulled out.
The train reached Yonkers at 9:35, and
Mr. and Mrs. Bryan and their friends went
immediately to the Albany's landing.
The vessel had arrived, and, after good
bys to Mr. Sewall and Mr. Walker, the
Presidential nominee and Mrs. Bryan
started at 9:45 on their trip up the Hud
Several hundred persons were on the
boat, and many of these pressed around
Mr. and Mrs. Bryan with hands out
stretched until tha boat had started up
stream. A stateroom was placed at the
disposal of the candidate and his wife by
the steamboat officials, and in this they
received a number of the passengers.
It was 1:20 p. m. whpn the Albany
reached Poughkeepsie. Four hundred peo
ple were gathered on the wharf and a
cheer was given as Mr. Bryan walked over
the gangplank. The crowd followed Mr.
Bryan to the Central station, where
he was surrounded in the waiting
room and finally forced out on the plat
form. Here, mounted on a truck, ne made
a little speech, the first since his appear
ance at Madison-square Garden. He said :
I am coming up here into this section of the
State for a rest and therefore am not going to
make any speech here. Ido not expect to be
able to see you again and I take this opportu
nity of thanking you for the interest you are
taking in tbe campaign. From reading some
of the New York papers it would seem that
there is no silver sentiment in New York, but
the great daily papers are not able to suppress
the sentiment of the masses of the people.
[Cheers.] I believe that this campaign will be
characterized by more intense feeling than
any in which we younger men have been en
gaged. In this campaign the people are think
ing, and when the people think they decide,
and when they decide they act. The so-called
financiers think they have the right to use the
Dallot to pertect their interests. Why have
not the rest of the people the right to use the
ballot to protect their own interest?
Here Mr. Bryan stopped, but in response
to cries of "more" he asked: "How many
of you have been studying the silver ques
tion? Hold up your hands."
A number of hands were raised.
"Now let me ask each of you to consider
this question."
A voice, interrupting— How are you for
the working classes?
Mr. Bryan— You take what I have said
and what I have done and let the thinking
people decide. [Applause]. It is not for
a candidate to tell you how to vote. I
have too much respect for the rights of
individuals to attempt to tell any one how
to vote. I can simply defend the policies
for which I stand and let the people choose
between my opponent and myself. But I
desire you to find out what your duty is
and to have the courage to do it.
Mr. Bryan held a short reception and
took the New York Cential train for Tar
ry town at 1 :50 p. m.
The ride from Poughkeepsie to Tarry
town was short and was made in an or
dinary day coach. At Tarrytown, reached
at 2:30, Mr. and Mrs. Bryan were met by
Mr. and Mrs. \\\ C. Perrine, and after
some of the twoscore people at the little
station had shaken hands with them they
were driven off by the Pernnes to their
home at Upper Red Hook, six miles dis
Makes Another Speech Before Beginning
Hit Letter of Acceptance. - r '
UPPER RED HOOK, Duxchkss' County.'
N. . V. v , Aug. 17.— Here In this little village,
away from the busy whirl of politics, Wil
liam J. Bryan has established himself for
. a week or ten days of quiet to enable him
to compose . his : letter of acceptance. Mr.
and Mrs. Bryan are the guests of Mr. Per
rine. ';-; Mrs. Perrine ■ was Mrs. f Bryan's
teacher at the Female ;' Academy in Jack- j
sonville, 111., the I town where ; the j Demo«
cratic candidate also resided the principal
part of his youth. 1 The candidate and his !
wife reached Tarry town this afternoon by
train : from Poughkeepsie, ; and with Mr.
and Mrs. Perrine and T. W. Cuthbright,
Mr. Bryan's secretary, drove six miles
through a beautiful farming country to
the home of Mr. Perrine. J
To-night there was an outpouring of
citizens from this place and neighboring
villages to give him proper welcome.
Party lines were not drawn in the recep
tion given Mr. and Mrs. Bryan by Mr.
and Mrs. Perrine, and there were many
Republicans at the gathering. Jacob El
seffer, a lawyer, introduced Mr. Bryan,
who spoke as follows:
Mr. Chairman, Ladies and Gentlemen:
Speaking for Mrs. Bryan as well as for myself,
I desire to thank the gentleman who has so
graciously extended the welcome, and the
people who support his word by their pres
ence. It gives us great pleasure to come here
upon this occasion and renew an old-time
acquaintance witb one of our esteemed
"citizens. In reaching this spot we
have passed up the river of which we have so
often beard, but which until this visit we
knew nothing. We have been impressed with
the fact that this river and its surroundings
are not only pleasing to the eyes of those who
love beauty of scenery but are also pleasing to
those who are interested in the historic scenes
of revolutionary days. We shall remember
with great delight tbis our first acquaintance
with them. We are glad to find our rest in
this quiet place among the people who exem
plify the truth spoken by the wise men so
many hundreds of years ago. When Solomon
said he desired neither riches nor poverty he
gave expression to a thought that we may
well consider. In such a community as this
we find an equality and fraternity, and
we find people bound tocether in a friend
ship that stands for all that is good
and uplifting in the human race. We
are glad to come among you. We are glad to
rest here for a few days from the weariness of
the campaign, and we are pleased to know
that you who live among these mountains
where you can take a broader view of these
earthly scenes are also, as citizens, able to rise
and take a broad view of our present life; that
you, Republicans as well as Democrats', can
lay aside for the moment all political thought
and gather without respect to party affilia
tions to do honor to the office to which at this
time I aspire. [Voice, "And you'll get it"] I
have always lived among those who differ
from me, and at all times I have found
some of my best friends among those
who could not agree with me on pubhe ques
tions. I expect to find it that way this year,
and in all the years to come, but I am glad the
friendship, affection and love are strong
enough to cross all lines and bind together all
congenial spirits. I am glad, too, that you
recognize that higher plane of citizenship in
which each citizen, while firmly standing by
that In which he believes and courageously
upholding the cause which he espouses as
best for his country, can at the same time ex
tend to all others that charity which he asks
for himself. lam glad that as we struggle on
with intense earnestness in carrying forward
those policies which we believe are of vital im
portance we can still, like brethren, stand side
by side without feeling that there is in these
contests anything which should draw forth
personal animosity. I thank you for your
greeting and for this opportunity of acknowl
edging your acquaintance.
Hugh J. Brady, chairman of the Bt.
Louis Central Committee, met Mr. Bryan
by accident on the steamer to-day and
had dinner with him. Mr. Eridy says
that Mr. Bryan told him that he will
speak in St. Louis between the 10th and
15th of September. In answer to a ques
tion as to whether he would make any re
ply to the speech to be delivered to-mor
row night by Hon. Bourke Cockran, Mr.
Bryan said: "Mr. Cockran and I dis
cussed both the silver question and the in
come tax while in Congress. If he ad
vances any new arguments they can go to
the country along with my speech of last
week. I shall not return to New York un
til the latter part of September, when I
expect to speak briefly in BrooKlyn on my
way to New England, and in Yew York
on my way from New England."
Chairman Jonet Discusses the Subject of
Ways and Meant.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Aug. 17.— For
three hours to-day Senator Jones, chair
man of the Democratic National Commit
tee, was closeted in an upper room with
several Democrats discussing the subject
of ways and means and the best method
of conducting the campaign. ■
Those present were Mr. Johnson of
Kansas, the newly appointed member of
the campaign committee from that' State;
Senator Bacon of Georgia; C. H. Faulk
ner of the Congressional committee; Dan
McConville of Ohio; Major T. O. Towles
of Missouri, secretary of the Bimetallic
league; Hon. K. P. Bland of Missouri;
Representative Richardson of Tennessee;
Mr. Livingstone of Georgia, and Secretary
Gardiner of the league of Democratic
Mr. Bland predicts an immense ma
jority in Missouri and says every Western
State will be loyal to free silver. He states
his belief in the triuniDh and the election
of Bryan. Mr. Livingstone expresses «on
fidonce that the Democrats will carry New
York, New Jersey and Delaware.
Chairman Jones leaves for Chicago to
morrow night for the purpose of arrang
ing for the headquarters. He said to-day
that he had offered Governor Stone of
Missouri a place on the campaign com
mittee, but the Governor had declined it,
as he had official duties to attend to.
"Tbis committee will not find its work
child's play," said Senator Jones. "The
members are expected to be at headquar
ters and actively engaged. Messrs. Mc-
Lean of Ohio, Smalley of Vermont and
Howell of Georgia, will be stationed in
Washington and the other members at
The executive committee has not yet
been agreed upon. It has also been set
tled that there will be no headquarters of
any kind in New York. If Treasurer St.
John finds it impossible to go to Chicago
he will remain in New York.
While the headquarters of the National
committee are to be located in Chicago,
the real headquarters, it is thought, will
be in this city. The naming of Chicago
was, aa one member expressed it, merely
catering to sentiment. The main wort
will be done from this city.
Although no official programme has been
arranged it is unofficially announced that
after Mr. Bryan speaks at Buffalo and
Erie on the 26th and 29th inst., he will go
direct to Lincoln and remain until after
the first week in September.
He will then go to St. Louis between the
7th and 10th of that month, when he w ill
speak, thence going to Louisville. Prom
that point his tentative itinerary includes
Atlanta, portions of North Carolina,
Richmond and Baltimore. He will arrive
in the latter city some time between the
15th and the 20th of September, where he
will be formally notified of his nomina
tion by the silver party. Between Rich
mond and .Baltimore it is expected he will
speak at a meeting to be held in this city.
After October 1 he will confine himself to
the Middle Western States of Ohio, In
diana, Illinois, Michigan, lowa, Wiscon
sin and Minnesota.
Stinging Resolutions Adopted by a Colo
rado County Convention.
The El Paso County Democratic Conven
tion met here to-day and selected delegates
to the State convention, to be held in
Pueblo August 19.
In the resolutions adopted by the con
vention allegiance to the principles and
declarations of the Democratic party were
renewed and Bryan and Sewall indorsed
as was also Senator Teller and Colorado's
two Congressional Representatives at
Referring to Senator Wolcott the resolu
tions said: "We denounce and repudiate!
in unmeasured terms Senator E. O. Wol- '
cott* His utterances in the Senate with '
reference to the Monroe doctrine were un-
American and unpatriotic. He has been
and is untrue to the interests of bis people
and State."
The convention adjourned sine die this
Croufther dominated.
ST. JOSEPH, Mo., Aug. 17—The Re
publicans of the Fourth Missouri Congres
sional District nominated George C. Crow-
Soys Killed by an £xnloston.
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Aug. 17.-The
boiler of a thresher engine exploded near
Bloomlngdale, Ky., this afternoon, killing
Alex Berryman. aeed 13, Willie Turpin,
nged 16, Dallas Haegard, aged 12, and
Travis Haggard, aged 11. The engine
crew were at dinner and had let the water
get too low. The boys were coming home
from school and had stopped to look at
the engine.
How He Engages in the White Man*
WAGONER. I. T.. Aug. 17.— Two men
were shot and killed and another mor
tally wounded at the annual convention
of the National narty in the Cherokee
Nation, ten miles north of Tahlequah, yes
The killed are Eli Wofford, Chief of Po
lice of Tahlequab, and Charley Proctor, a
deputy Sheriff. Leonard Williams, the
Sheriff, was wounded fatally. It is also
stated that Fan Wofford killed Proctor.
The affair has created intense excitement
in that section of the Nation.
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