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"His action in the convention four years
ago puta him in , disfavor in the whole
West," said Judge J. M. Murphy. "We
favor the nomination of Mr. Towne. If
he cannot be ,nominated then we believe
the nomination should go to >f ew York
Congressman Suizer is much liked"
The contesting delegates from Montana,
representing the Marcus Daly, faction of
the party in that State, arrived to-day
the party including Governor Smith, for
mer Senator Martin Maginnis and ex-
Congressman Hartman. Until the Mon
tana contest is settled by the National
Committee no formal plan of action will
he mapped out by the delegation in re
gard to the platform or the ,Vice-Presi
dential nomination. Towne is,. however
a warm favorite for the nomination, with
perhaps Congressman Suizer of New
York for second choice.
on the ticket if placed in nomination Mr
Gahan and W. H. Hinrichsen of Illinois
to-day held a long-distance telephone
conversation with Mr. Harrison, who is
at. his home in Chicago, and asked him
for the authority to present his name to
the convention. Mr. Harrison refused
flatly. Outside of the candidacy of Mr
Harrison the Illinois delegation feels
friendly to Shiveley of Indiana.
Members of the Arizona delegation who
arrived to-day, were pronouncedly in
favor of the nomination for Vice Presi
dent of Towne.. Should his nomination
not be possible, then Congressman Suizer
is favored. As to the platform, an ex
plicit-declaration in favor of free sliver
is favored, although a simple reafflrma
tion of the Chicago platform would be
satisfactory to the Arizona men.
The delegates are strongly against the
nomination of Hill. *
Democratic Convention May Stampede to the
Former New York Senator as the Repub
licans Did to Roosevelt.
Special Dispatch to The Call.
KANSAS CITY, Mo., July I.— Confusion reigns in the Democratic camp to-night and the issue of David B.
Hill's visit to Bryan at Lincoln to-day is awaited with expectancy by the public and with some anxiety
and apprehension by various Vice Presidential candidates. Hill arrived here to-day dramatically, but.
after a brief stay, made his exit so quietly that even his associates of. the New York delegation were un
aware of his absence until the train was speeding on its way to Lincoln. Hill was called by an urgent telegram from
Bryan. On this visit momentous issues depend, viz., shall the platform be modified to placate New York? -And
as the price of this, will Hill consent to be a. candidate, for Vice President? :
The hotel lobbies are fullof this sort of speculation to-nighL ' Dispatches quote Senator White of California as
having said he had received authoritative advice ;to the effect Hill would be a candidate provided an absolute i6-.to-i
plank were avoided by the convention. Senator White is not here to deny this report, for the California delegation. will
not arrive until to-morrow night, but those best posted declare with great positiveness' that Hill would under no cir
cumstances consent to accept the nomination for Vice President; He is looking forward to 1004, when he hopes to
lead the Democratic hosts to victory. Others declare with equal positiveness that Hill's personal disinclination is a sec
ondary consideration; that he will be nominated nolens volens, like Roosevelt, and that Hill will be compelled to stand
by his famous declaration, "I am a Democrat." State leaders in all directions appear to have determined that Hill
shall be nominated. The stampede of Republicans for Roosevelt at Philadelphia is fresh in the minds of the -.
Democracy, and they hope to instate this Republican performance and stampede the convention to Hill, who will be
too good a Democrat to decline.
Will Bryan consent to a modification of the platform? If so, will Hill accept the call of the Democratic hosts
and accept the Vice Presidential nomination? Some politicians who have the confidence of Bryan and others who
are close to Hill declare with positiveness that Bryan will under no circumstances consent to anything short of a
16-to-i declaration, and that Hill would not agree to accept the Vice Presidential nomination, even if 'Bryan should
consent. The Call's correspondent -received to-night from a prominent politician who visited Lincoln within a day
or two most reliable and definite information that Bryan will force the 16-to-i issue and wants Towne for his running
mate. There is no doubt of this. If any confirmation were needed, the action of the Nebraska delegation favorable
to Towne would be sufficient. Bryan scarcely hopes to carry New York or any other Eastern State, while he feels
confident that States like Michigan, Illinois, Nebraska, Kansas and others in which Populists hold balance of
power can be carried for Bryan and Towne.
• Senator Jones agrees with him in this, and so do many other Democratic leaders, but ex-Governor W. J.
Stone of Missouri is a dissenter, and' for this reason the New York and other Eastern delegations threaten to de
pose Jones as chairman of the National Committee and boost Stone into his place. This promises to be one of the -
warmest fights of this convention. If Bryan turns Hill down, as predicted by the knowing ones, the question then
arises, Will the Democratic convention defer to the wishes of Mr. Bryan" and nominate a Populist as his running
mate? >
"Yes, declare rampant Bryanites.
"No," yell the New Yorkers. "The East wants no anarchistic ticket. Democracy must not be hitched up with
The Call correspondent is enabled to state on authority that Hill's candidate is Elliott Danforth of New York,
and the New York delegation is declaring with emphasis to-night that the convention is not only wild for Hill, but if
the latter declines and wants Danforth nominated the convention will do his bidding.
Thus there are three anxious factions awaiting news from Lincoln — the Bryan and Towne men, the Hill
(or Danforth) crowd and the fellows who hope that Shiveley of Indiana may be selected as a compromise candidate.
But the most interesting gossip of to-night is heard around the headquarters of the Eastern delegations. It is
nothing short of startling expressions of doubt whether Bryan, seeking to dictate both platform and running mate,
will not be himself turned down by the convention. The Bryanites pooh-pooh this suggestion, but the New Yorkers
truthfully point to the fact that underlying Bryan's great personal popularity is the prevailing doubt of the wisdom of
nominating Bryan on a i6-to-i platform.
"It means certain defeat," declare the New Yorkers. "You can't hope to win without New York and other
Eastern States."
"Will Bryan. weaken? No." Representative Richardson of Tennessee, Democratic leader in the House of
Representatives, brought this positive information from Lincoln to-day. He and Chairman Jones and other leaders
went into a conference. Various modifications of the silver plank were proposed, but to each Richardson declared "16
to I or nothing." Angry expostulations were then heard. and declarations were made that unless Bryan would stand
on the platform of the Democratic party he could not be its candidate for President.
It is stated on most excellent authority to-night that Bryan sent word to-day he would not accept the nomina
tion unless the convention declared unequivocally for 16 to i. Governor Thomas of Colorado saw Bryan and
brought his ultimatum to Kansas City.
"I am not in a position to say what ac
tion the Wisconsin delegation will take "
said he. "1 have had very little communi
cation with the members of the delega
tion, and until we get together and talk
over the situation It would be useless for
me to nay whom we will support for the
nomination. The full delegation will not
'1 he Senator went on to speak in the
most kindly terms of Mr. Suizer, saylnjr
that ho would be a (rood candidate
The advance guard of the Wisconsin
delegation, headed by Mayor Rose of Mil
waukee nnd J. M. Clancy of Madison, who
holds National Committeeman Wall's
proxy, arrived to-day. Mayor Rosa was
non-committal on the question of ,the
Vire Presidential nomination.
As to the candidacy of Mr. Suizer, the
Xew Yorkers take the same position thev
do regarding every other New York man
who is mentioned for Vice President.
"If the convention wants him," said
Senator Murphy, "New York will support
If he does, asserted one i,cw Yorker,
"you will see Hill rhalrraan of the com
mittee. But that -will depend upon the
result of the conference at Lincoln."
During the day there was some talk
about the differences between Croker and
Hill. Some of the pronounced anti-Hill
men Sn the New York contingent are said
to be urging Croker to turn Hill down for
everything, not even to give him one of
the minor committee places. Van Wyck
and Hill are both anxious to represent
New York on the resolutions committee.
Van Wyek has already drafted a plat
form, which he has been showing to dif
ferent delegates. In case of a clash be
tween .these men it Is said that Croker
could control the delegation for Van
Wyck, but the belief is that in the Inter
est of harmony he will erive Hill what he
wants and that the ex-Senator will serve
on the resolutions committee.
The New York leaders who are known
as the Croker faction did not meet ex-
Senator Hill after their arrival in the city.
Mr. Croker, ox-Senator Murphy and Judge
VanjWyck had conferences with Senator
Jon*? and other Democratic leaders dur
insrihe day. but little developed regarding
either the platform or the Vice Presiden
tial candidates. <;, .
"Will New York support Hill for Vice
Pn^Mont?" Mr. Murphy was asked.
"Yes. if the convention wants him, and
he would be a strong candidate, too. Up
has strenRth throueh the State and would
poll a good vote. The organization would
give him hearty and loyal support If he
should be named. New York is not pre
senting any candidate, but will support
any one the convention wants."
Mayor McGuire of Syracuse passed
through the city early to-day en route
to Lincoln, Nebr.. to call upon Mr. Bryan.
Before he left Syracuse he received a
telegram from Mr. Bryan requesting him
to come to Lincoln before he went to the
convention. Mayor McGuire favors the
nomination of former Governor Hill for
Vice President. <- V.:
"As to the platform," continued Mr.
Danforth in response to Inquiries, "the
position of the New York Democracy was
very well defined in our State platform.
Our people, by the attitude of their rep
resentatives in that convention, are not
in favor of having the platform adopted
by the Kansas City convention emphasize
a declaration that the money issue is of
paramount importance. Personally I gave
cheerful and cordial support to the can
didates and platform of 1896 and. I will
gjve the same earnest support to the can
didates and platform of 19oO. To my mind
new issues of vital importance not alone
to the Democratic party but also to the
people of the United States, without refer
ence to party affiliations, have arisen.
These issues will be pressed to the front
in the approaching campaign, not so
much, perhaps, because they are set out
In political platforms aa because they are
the issues in which the people themselves
are most deeply interested."
"In the 'ordinary acceptation of the
term," said 31r. uanfortn, "1 am not a
candidate for the Vice Presidency or for
any other office. Our delegation is not
here yet— at least all of the members are
not— and as no conference has been held
by the delegates no course of action has
been mapped out. I should bo pleased to
be a candidate, for Vice President with
Mr. Bryan, but 1 am not seeking the nom
ination and shall not, believing that the
convention will do that which is wisest
and best.
Klliott DanforUi of New i'ork was one
of the early callers to-day at the apart
ments of former Governor Hill. He dm not
see Mr. Hill, as the latter already had left
for Lincoln.
So far as the free silver issue was con
cerneu. Dr. Cosby saic!. the platform had
not been discussed and he uid not know
Mr. Croker's opinion on that matter.
"les, benator Will. 1 Know these are
Mr. Croker's sentiments. The platform,
as adopted by the convention will be our
"Tammany rather favors the nomina
tion for the Vice Presidency of a man.
from a ciose Western State, say Ohio or
Indiana," said Dr. Cosby. "But whoever
the convention in its wisdom sees tit to
nominate will receive loyal support and
we will expect to win with him. Benja
min Shiveley of Indiana would make a
nrst-class man. But any one, so long as
he is a good Democrat."
"Senator Hill, lor instance?"
KANSAS CITY, July 1.— Richard Croker;
Dr. Cosby, Health Commissioner of Xew
York City; former Senator Murphy, An
drew Freedman and other leaders of Tam
many Hall were the tirst of the New York
delegation to appear. They arrived this
morning fatigued from the long railway
ride and remained in their apartments
most of the day. Mr. Croker and Senator
Murphy, however, visited the convention
hall during the afternoon. Neither would
talk on politics.
Diversity of Opinions as to
Platform and Vice Presi
dential Nominees.
! "Will 'Mr. B«-yan be consulted as to_the
I Vice Presidential candidate?"
"I think not. Any one selected by the
i convention will be acceptable to Mr.
Prince David was asked to-day by an
Associated Press representative what rec-
Lbgnftlon the.Hawaiians expected at the
i hands of the convention.
"We certainly expect the convention to
i follow the precdent set by the Republicans
I at Philadelphia, where the island dele
! gates were .permitted to sit among those
from the States," replied the Prince.
"Has your organization any special pur
> pose In- sending a delegation to Kansas
"We wish to be generally recognized by
i'the people as a part of the United States.
, 1 don't know that we have any spjecial
. purpose other than tliat. The Republicans
| organized and sent delegates to Philadel-
I phia. so those of us having Democratic
¦ tendencies did likewise."
Delegates Stop Over at
Pueblo Instead of Going
to Colorado Springs.
PUEBLO.. Colo., July l.-The California
end Hawaiian delegations to the National
Democratic Convention, arrived here over
the Rip Grande at "p. m. and left by way
of the Santa Fe at midnight. They are
due to arrive at Kansas City at 6:40 p. m.
on Monday. - ;"'¦•"¦'
Owing- to the lateness of the train the
delegation decided to stop over at Pueoio
Instead of going to Colorado Springs. The
rest of five hours was welcome to the par
ty, the time, beinsr devoted to serenading
the city under the guidance of prominent
local Democrats.
Former Congressman Jam<s G. Magulre,
delegate at large from California and rec
ognized as one of the sta richest admirers
of \y. J. Hryan on the Pacilic Coast, was
asked to-day as to the probable action ol
the platform committee at Kfinsas City
concerning a speciric mention of 15 to 1.
"I -would not hazard an opinion on the
FUbjcct." said Mr. Maguiro. •'That is
t-oxnethirg which will come prominently
before' the committee at an early meet
"Do you think Mr. Bryan's wishes will
be considered in this connection?" was
asked. •
"I. do not" believe Bryan will attempt to
Influence the action of the convention in
the slightest, manner." was the reply.
"The committee on platform will be free
Trithcru regard to outside influences."
"Has California any choice of candidates
for the Vice Presidential nomination?**
"No; California will be in favor of the
candidate: for Vice President who can
command, the strongest. . support in the
Middle Worn, as w* believe the States of
Ohio, Indiana and Illinois will be the great
fcattlosTouhd tn this campaign."
"On what grounds do you base that the
"On ' the fact, that these three States
have" a' very • strong German vote, which
•will be cast against the Republican candi
dates next November. The sentiment of
the .Germans of this country has beon
arouecd in; opposition to the administra
tion's policy in dealing' with the Boer vAr.
¦ Furthermore', the imperialistic .policy of
the Republican party is unpopular with
the German voters, a great number of
•whom came to this country to get away
from-Jusr this sort: of thing."
Fi«»cla! Diyra'fb to The Call
KANSAS.CJTY, July j.—Like a ma
chine. Slrl Hill; if lie and his
friends are to be believed, has been
ypfjiniiw; a. web- to be inserted In
.the jiroposed Democratic platform.
' Kor is he kh«:bnljr political spider
that has: be,eri thus' employed. In odd cor.
Tiers other great men are at work. Hill's
vroot, however, is' probably the only one
that will; be sui)mlttt-d to Mr. Bryan.
AYiiether It contains bimetallic threads,
income tax texture or is. steeped in a so
lution satisfactory :to those who adore the
fiupreine Court of |tb« United States. Mr.
Bryan's well known convictions and lirm
ncss. preclude all possibility of compro
mises.: Everybody, however, seems to be
lit>ve:that s6nr.e agreement will be reached,
even: if Mr. . Will has .to accept Colonel
Brjan's ultimatiimi Frank Campbell re
'»<Ar 'he whole thins as practically set-
.. v toe VKit at JUr. iiiu to Lincoln,
ant' ;. ¦ 1ir.ts a harmonious convention,
O5>y?hfafeu jy a gi^rious and overwhelm
irs: i:. i-.-ryin the fall.
Mr. Cf'bker makes no prediction, but re
miianeircirt and thoughtful. He takes no
pan .-.; ii»e* struggle lor the Vice Presi
den-.-v. ccstentlsg himself by saying that
«i-:i}- :;> ¦;.:.-:. iatt- .itotiepfable io Mr. iiryan
¦a :<i be - tillable ty Tammany Hall.
T»moiistrative Suizer.
Tfci .T:. m demonstrative of all the candi
rt8.te*,ta -4T- Bulzfer. His visit to Mr.
iryzU bits given him renewed prominence.
¦-»,-¦ ;-;. : ;:n;v:'6iJ . fs - <-ohcJucted by Colonel
: •- r. :C . th?- editor of Tammany's of-
Bdal' :«-:i.. Kulzc* badges and buttons
attired in profusion throughout tne
ci '*¦'.' '¦¦• i- ": pictures art' posted at the side
.-¦f'U:-'r :.r.-Mr. Hryart in all the hotels.
'V.n*-y > i i-«ar in all the elevators and are
ij»ii '. :•;¦. the side of ¦¦ trucks and other
-• c'>:».--- -r- There are wilU shouts for him
a ¦-• : '• ¦ r eorrioriv and even the son of
j.-f<-.ic!sis wearing a Sulzer badge.
•j-^v-; •'-.¦isg statesman is himselt bu
coflfldent of success. If the nom
¦¦ :, .;.;.:• :• . ofttred to Tammany Hall, he
<-i»hJV«; .:- Is. assured of Victory' because
}.;• .'V.i>-ws that h? is ' acceptable to Mr.
'-. -I that he has a positive and de
ti V..-; ;v.--,gth in outside delegations. His
f:.-Seti'r'f-'.;-ti; ing his rooms at the Savoy and
t?:;r«>ir;nolt?evcry visitor. His industry and
p*rtl&acit;& are acknowledged by. all and
fs U -'^t girded ; as a marvelous political
v -'V ¦. "His ' nomination, however, de
peedfl ¦:.*.: irely upon the attitude of Cro
''••,<=..: the most picturesque of the can
(ttdatea loa Vice President is James Ham-
L'.'is of Washington. He claims
.'.is the support of the entire
t :¦¦¦•: h ;. c=i«rh section' of the I'nion. in
ciniiiuj. A'aska. .The fact that Oregon
baa jron** Republican by a surprising ma
i^ri'y doej not militate against his con
v:i :•:;'.'•. the Pueet Sound region
it pow ci'ioyir.g u prosperity unparalleled
«<-> t.> - i .ation cuts no litrure with him.
Ha 5«\ ¦ :hat the relapse is yet to come.
Tr... i: ; ¦¦ t that the people there are cer
latu Lfca* he Mclvinley policy will over
whelm th^in with Asiatic labor and pro
ducts they trill repudiate The Republican
party. He is confident ihat they will be
convinced before November that this is a
fictitious prosperity and really an injury
instead of a blessing-.
l>?v.:« was born in Georgia and claims
Jater.t Southern strength. He talks with
marvelous effect an<i is ever the willing
Eubject of- the interviewer.
Shively the Coming Man.
I3y Many men Shively is regarded as
th*> crttning man. He is the most capti
vating in personal appearance of all the
cardldates. Mr. Shively served several
t«T-.TiF in CojiKreps and 'left an absolutely
rieart record. He has been the candidate
for Governor in Indiana and undoubtedly
would ho acceptable as a compromise be"
tween Mr. lowne and an Eastern aspirant.
The Kastern trains broupht an accession
to the thrones at the hotels and at 10
o'clock the political pot was boiling mer
rily. AH wer»" waiting the. result of the
pilcrimaee if David B. Hill to Mecca. At
midnight he was rr-pnrted . as tramping;
around the Kaiba and pjw-cuiating over
the secret of Mahomet's coffin.
Compromise May Be Effected, but
Its 'Terms Will Be Dictated by
the Man Who Is Slated to Head
the National Ticket.
Strong Influence Is Being Brought
to Bear Upon the Nebraskan in
the Interest of the Eastern Gold
Element of the Party.
Free Coinage Question the Stum
bling Block in the Way of a
Harmonizing of AH Elements
at the Kansas City Convention.
T T T T T •
Bryan Insists Upon an Unequivo
cal Sixteen-to-One Declaration,
While Eastern Delegates Favor
an Evasion of the Issue.
Indiana made great strides to-day. He
has a respectable boom. That of Hill,
however, eclipses all others, and he is. th"
Roosevelt of this convention. In many
respects the situation resembles that at
Hill is the Roosevelt. Shlveley the Dolll
ver, Towne the Long and Suizer the
Woodruff of this convention. Hill is eas
ily the choice of the "anything-to-wln"
Democrat.". He will be nominated -unless
the convention is stopped by himself cr
Bryan. Pennsylvania started the Roose
velt boom at Philadelphia and gave -Hill's,
boom a great boost to-day when all but
six delegates pledged their votes to Hill.
Other States came up with promises l<>
stampede to Hill. More Important still
are the admissions of ex-Senator MurphT
and Kichard Crokcr that they would be
willing to throw their votes to Hill. Thi*
would settle it If Bryan and Hill could
agree on the platform plank. It -would
be distasteful to Hill, but it should not be
forgotten that In 1S94 the New York State
convention stampeded to Hill, for Gover
nor and he accepted the nomination re
luctantly. Another Vice Presidential
boom came tn town to-day. It was that,
of Carter Harrison, Mayor of Chicago.
The Illinois delegation is shouting for him
and Senator Joe Blackburn of -Ken
tucky, whose adviee .is highly regarded
in the councils of thn Democratic party,
declares Carter an admirable candidate.
Gorman, Hill and Towne
Regarded Among the
Strongest Men.; i]
KANSAS CITY, July 1.— The Democrat
ic .Vice Presidential nomination, is still
for anybody— that is, anybody who can
reach it. Here is' a list to choose from:
William Suizer, Liavid ) R. H1H, !EllioU
Danforth, Judge A. B. Parker, New York;.
Benjamin F.jjhiveley, Indiana; Charles
A. lowne, Minnesota; Carter H. Harrison,.
Illinois; Ber.tun McMHHn. Tennessee;-
James Hamilton Lewis, Washington; Kub
ert A. Pattison, Pennsylvania; Gorman <¦*>£
Maryland; Arthur J. Campau. Micnisnn;
JJavid S. - JRose. „. Wisconsin : ; i_>a.via .Over
meyer, Kansas; William j. Stone- -.Mis-:
sourt; George Fred Williams, £Iassachu-> :
setts. There may be some others, out
these are "mentioned." Some are avowed
candidates and otht-rs are not and same'
do not even expect to be presumed to tftd '
convention. : .. ¦ .• ¦ ¦ .• .. -. • :
The foremost are Suizer and Towne.
Others expect a complimentary vote, but
both of these gentlemen want the nomina
tion, and their friends are working for
them with much earnestness. Friends
of Shiveley are also pressing him, but
the Indiana man Is discouraging. Shiveley
has his eye on a seat. in the Senate, which
is more attractive to him than a, nomina
tion for the Vice Presidency. He does, noc
care to offend his Indiana friends by be
ing churlish regarding the Vice Presi
dency, but he is doing what be can to ¦
discourage the talk about, himself. The
friends of Towne say Shiveley Is not. and,
will not be a candidate. Another man
who is strongly mentioned is Carter H.
Harrison of Chicago. Illinois men say he
prevented the State convention from nam
ing him for Governor or instructing for
him for Vice President. It i3 expected he
will come here and make It plain that ho
does not wish to be a candidate.
Among- the incipient booms launched to
day were those of ex-"Senator Gorman and
Governor McMlllin. Henry D. . Clayton, .
member of the National Committee from
Alabama, talked about Gorman : as an,
available candidate, while BucJc Hinrlch
sen of Illinois was sponsor for McMlllin.
Mr. Clayton said the South would take
very kindly to Mr. Gorman and; although
he was not a sliver man, there was no
doubt about his earnest support of the
party. Hinrichsen and McMUlin' had a
record of twenty years in Congress which
could not be touched and that he was a
vote-getter in other States besides Ten
nessee. - .
Quite an interesting and unknown quan
tity Is the suggestion about ex-Senator
Hill. He seems to have considerable
strength in different parts of the country
and several delegations intend to vote
for him. When ilr. Hill arrived here 'to
day and was taking his breakfast In the
Coates House a man experienced in con
ventions sajd: • '
"Hill is poing to be nominated for Vice
President." . - : ¦ .
KANSAS CITY. July 1.— The plat
form to be adopted by the Demo
cratic National Convention will
contain a declaration for the free
coinage of silver at the ratio of 1*5
to 1, unless Mr. Bryan changes his
attitude, and each fresh arrival from Lin
coln brings renewed assurances that the
foreordained nominee of the convention is
maintaining his position in favor of the
Occasionally a delegate can be found
who will take the position that not even
Mr. Bryan can be allowed to dictate the
party's platform, but a majority agree
that as all the delegates are practically
instructed for the renomlnation of the
candidate of 1SD6 he has an exceptional
right to ask to have the resolutions har
monize with his views on any or all sub
However, while it is true that the indi
cations point strongly to the specific ut
terance here outlined, there is still a very
determined opposition to such a course.
This opposition apparently originated with
former Senator Hill of New York and his
following, and it has been taken up by
other leaders in various sections of the
country. The Tammany interest of New
York appears to be entirely reconciled to
any silver plank, however extreme, but
other factions unite in opposing it. Judge
Van Wyck; Elliot Danforth and J. Brisben
Walker al! unite with ilill in this posi
tion, though disagreeing with him as to
motives. Mr. Uanrorth agrees with Judge
Van W'yck that there' are other questions
more important for consideration, and
while still professing the utmost loyalty
to the white metal he contends that in the
interest of the party it should no longer
be given the place of, paramount* impor
tance in the declaration of principles.
Many Conflicting Views.
Senator James K. Jones, chairman of
the National Committee, and ex-Governor
Stone of Missouri, both of them recog
nized as stanch leaders of the silver senti
ment, are of the opinion that a reafflrma
tion of the Chicago piattorm is uii tnat
.Is necessary. Governor Stone said to-day
that he considered the differences that
have manifested themselves a mere quib
ble, but he declined to say whether he
would be . willing to stop with the re
aftirmatioh of the declaration of 1SI.J.
Many Southern delegates express them
selves as indifferent on the point and>ure
inclined to make the concession demanded
by the Hill sentiment. National Commit
teeman Campau is also inclined to subor
dinate the question of ratio to other sub
jects of current importance.
On the other hand, George Fred 'Wil
liams announces that he considers the fin
ancial question still of the greatest im
portance, and says he feels confident that
the New England delegates are practically
solid in that position.
"The free coinage of silver at the ratio
of 16 to 1 was the touchstone of the con
vention of 1S9*V' he said to-day, "and its
reiteration will add strength to the cause
in the coming campaign."
James Kerr, a delegate at large from
Pennsylvania and secretary of the Con
gressional Campaign Committees, takes
a somewhat different view, but he would
not stop at a mere declaration for the
Chicago platform. He holds that new
conditions will render it necessary to add
something to what we said on trusts in
lS9tj. and he says to make an addition on
that subject and not make it on the
finances would be considered as invidious,
and would result injuriously. He, how
ever, would not use the phrase lt> to 1,
but would declare for free coinage at "le
gal ratio."
Silver Republicans' Attitude.
It is expected that the Silver Republi
can party will ask to be consulted upon
the question of the tinancial plank. The
representatives of that party already
here express a strong preference for a
positive declaration for the old ratio, v. .
"We want 16 to 1," said former Senator
Duboi3 of Idaho to-day, "but if they will
put Towne on the ticket with Bryan we
will be willing to make concessions on
the money plank. If, however, such a
man as Hill Is to be nominated, we want
an iron-clad sliver platform. Thus you
see," the ex-Senator added, "the person
ality of the Vice Presidential candidate
may have a decided influence upon the
platform, and vice versa. Bryan and
Towne would be a platform in them
Mr. Bryan's position, as outlined by
those close in touch with him. is this:
He holds that the popularity of the Dem
ocratic ticket in 1S96 wag due very large
ly to the positive posttion taken on tne
silver question, ana that to take a back
ward step at this time would be an evi
dence of faltering, and would weaken
the ticket In its own strongholds "with
out strengthening it where there is no
hope of winning. He even goes so far
as to say that he regards the platform
of more importance than the ticket. He
thinks, also, if he should take any other
position he would be accused of vaccilia
tion, and that, in short, everything is to
be lost by making a change, while noth
ing is to be gained by It.
Silverites Arc Confident.
Those who agree with Mr. Bryan on
this point contend that there is no pos
sibility of his changing front before the
time arrives for the party's official dec
laration, and they consider It preposter
ous that the convention should disregard
h'.s wishes on this point. Hence they con
tend with great confidence that whether
the Chicago platform is reaffirmed or not
there will be an unequivocal pronounce
ment for the old ratio.
Kor the rest, the resolutions will de
nounce the gold standard and the Porto
Rican .legislation of the last session of
Congress. It will condemn trusts in un
measured terms, and at the same time ac
cuse the Republican party of fostering
and maintaining them. The administra
tion will come in for a strong censure for
its policy In the Philippines, and it will
be recommended that the Philippine arch
ipelago be placed upon the same footing
as Cuba. In the same connoection there
will be planks denouncing militarism and
Imperialism, and there will also be planks
on the Income tax, good roads, civil ser
vice, pensions, etc., and a strong resolu- '
tion of sympathy with the Boers.
Stampede to the New Yorker
One of the Prob
Special Dispatch to The Call
KANSAS CITY, July l.-The Vice Pres
idential situation to-day takes oh a new
aspect. Danforth of New York is Hill's
choice and a poll of the convention shows
that very, rnany delegates are either for
Hill or for Hill's choice. But Shlveley of
Continued on Third Pagre.
Regarding the Vice-Presidential matter.
Mr. Gahan t said that his , State had not
yet taken any stand. It is known, how
ever, that Illinois Is In favor of .the nom
ination of . . Carter H. Harrison, and be
lieves that we can secure the second place
more Hotel. Judge Johnson, delegate at
large, from Peabodv. Kans., said soon
after the delegation had arrived:
"We have, not really organized as yet,
and we are hardly In a position to make
any declaration of principles. We are, of
course, for the reafflrmation of the Chi
cago platform, and desire the insertion of
a plank in the platform calling for 1G to 1.
We have as yet made no formal canvass
of the delegation, but I know that it is the
way in which the Kansas men will stand
on the silver proposition.
"As to the Vice Presidency, we have no
particular choice as yet, and as we feel at
present we will without doubt follow the
lead of the State of New York and suppn^t
any man ¦whom It may decide upon.- We
feel rather friendly to all of the Vice Pres
idential candidates, however, and really
have no particular favorite. The Vice
Presidency is largely a matter of expe
diency at the best, and we will be • dis
posed to go for the man who can throw
the most strength to the ticket."
The Illinois delegation will not arrive in
force until Tuesday, but several members
are on the ground. Including National
Committeeman Gahan. In discussing the
stand to be taken by the delegation on the
silver proposition, Mr. Gahan said to-day:
"What Illinois adopted in its platform
is known all over the United States, and
we have seen , no reason to change our
position. We said at our State Convention
that we were In favor oi the reafflrmation
of the Chicago platform in spirit and let
ter, and we made no mention of figures in
discussing, the silver plank of our plat
form. We stand in just that position,to
day, and the, chances are that we will stay
there until the end." , .
be here until to-morrow night probably."
"How about Hill?"
"Well, Mr. Hill has friends wherever
you will find Democrats," he replied.
Committeeman Clancy was very pro
nounced in his advocacy of the nomination
of Hill.
"We want a man who can carry New
York against Roosevelt," said he. "Hill
can do that. He will bring more votes to
the ticket than any man we can put up,
and I believe he will be nominated. There
is a very strong sentiment in i his favor
among the members of the Wisconsin del
egation, with whom I have talked, and I
believe there will be a regular Roosevelt
boom developed for Hill before the con
vention is called to order. Among the Wis
consin delegation the nomination of
Charles A. Towne was not regarded with
"We want a Democrat, not a Populist,"
said Mr. Clancy. "Towne is an impossi
bility. Don't you think so?" he asked,
turning to Mayor Rose. The latter nodded
assent. A specific free silver plank in the
platform did not find supporters, in the
delegation, most of those who ¦• cared to
say anything at all favoring the simple
reafflrmation of the Chicago platform.
The Pennsylvania delegation, 100 strong,
under the leadership of Colonel James M.
Guffcy, reached here to-day. One of the
delegates at large is ex-Governor Robert
E. Pattlson, who has been spoken of as a
possible Vice Presidential candidate. The
delegation, however, favors D. B. Hill,
and unless the situation changes greatly
the sixty-four votes of Pennsylvania will
go to the New Yorker. As outlined by
Colonel Guffey. the delegation also favors
a.blmetalllst plank In the platform with
out reference to a specific ratio. The ut
most harmony prevails throughout the en
tire delegation.
The Kansas delegation arrived In force
to-<Jay and took up quarters at the Balti-
I favor Mr. Towne,", said
Governor Smith.- "and 1 believe many of
the Montana delegates do. We Intend to
• This
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of the
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to the
Call any day except Sundays and.
holidays between 7 a.m. and 6 p. m.
and you'll find the old force at work
and glad to see you. Bargains to of-
fer this week. The old flag floats over
the great Bazaar. "Justice to all*' is
written on every fold. Everything is
sold and bought for cash '. by agree-
ment with those who helped us ove-
cur adversities. . . . "
Canned Kruit Pie Apples, dozen..; V»-
Canned Peaches, Pie Peaches, dozen"** n-
Canned Crapes. Pie Grap>s. dozen ""'*«»
Plums, Pie, VA lb. tins, dozen ¦\*'-"''c!:°
Table Fruit, per deleft ....... ¦¦'"*;".;ir w ' e
-Oysters, full wei 2 h-. 5 oz........;".;""** *'t *R
Raisins, loose Muscatel . •••-•-***i«>
Flags, muslin, rer dozen.- ¦ : ' ' i-i ¦••
Initial Han.lkerch.efs. all linen"""'" VC ii ip
Fancy Waste Paier Baskets « • ki"v<i* "'"••> «"¦
Ladies* Kid Sheet, lace coin" KIM v...SOe
Children's Kid Sloes, 6 to i'"'"""*"-.-'U'>* e
Girls' Kid or Cnin. 12 to »'"'"""":'•• *'J^
Camping Shoes, canvas, men or'wora'e'n;""-'^
Worklnsr Glover for nwn.,..;,, "> .»> •»*¦
Straw Hats fo< men .... ¦ a P* «••«
Straw Hats for bl K boys "" ••*"v i VC > ui>
Men's Camplnff Puit3. amalt sizes """ r " v j«"5£
Caps for men jr boys...... .?••--••.- •¦J««SO
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