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L . - *. .' The Bamberg Herald. -? - _ - ??; ? ESTABLISHED 1S91. BAMBERG, S. C.. THURSDAY, JULY 12,1900. ONE HOLLAR PER YEAR. |j BRYAN BY A Democrats Nomirw Head of Nati % PARTY CHOICE RATIFIED ( Committee On Resolutions Re- < port Platform Which Was < Adopted Unanimously. i Hon. W. J. Bryan, of 'Nebraska, was named by acclamation for presi- 1 dent of the United States at Thars- i day's session of the Democratic nation- ( al convention at Kansas City. The report of the platform commit- j tee was read and adopted. 1 The presentation of Bryan's name ? and the annonncement of his nomina- 1 tion were greeted by outburts of the c same character as that of the night be- i fore when' Chairman Richardson first i mentioned his name to the convention. ( y. HON. WILU^^^ Unanimously Nominated as the Dei of the Unit Chairman Richardson called con- 1 vention to order at 11:03 Thursday s morning, and pending a wait on report a of committee on resolutions, speech- c making was the order. s At 12:47 the convention adjourned c ?.in o .oa r uut.ii uwy. It was not until 4 o'clock, however, t that Chairman Bichardson, turning from a conference with Governor Mc- J Millan and Senator White, rapped the ] convention -to order. The platform J committee, headed by Senator Jones, } D. J. Campean, Senator Tillman and l Judge Yan Wyck, had just pushed their way through the dense throngs j and proceeding to the platform had j taken seats flanking thechairman. Mr. c Richardson appealed long and vainly for order. The portly form of Senator ? Jones, silver haired and serious, ad- ^ vanced to the front of the stage and in a clear voice he announced that ^ Senator Tillman would read the document. s . A dramatic incident of the day was presented when Webster Davis, of Mis- ^ souri, until recently Republican as- ^ sistant secretary of the* interior, made l announcement of his purpose to vote for and support the Democratic nominee for the presidency. The Davis ] speech was the great surprise of the t day. Nobody knew it was coming. In annonncing his intention of supporting the Democratic party and its ticket, Mr. Davis said with great em- c phasis: "I stand upon this platform and shall support William J. Bryan." 1c As Mr. Davis concluded the band 1 struck up "Hail to the Chief," and while it was rendering the air he held J an impromptu reception upon the 1 platform. k When a few degrees of the noise 1 had been silenced, he said: "The next business of the conven- * *"* r\t a i J UOU is me uuuiiuauvu ui u for president of the United States. The 1 secretary will call the roll of states," c Japan Landing Army. Japan is reported to oe landing an army at Pee Taughs to the northward of Taku. The Japanese generals are f believed to be about to move toward Pekin, following the plan previously ! formed. Brooklyn at Nagasaki. , News of the arrival of the Brooklyn at Nagasaki, Japan, with Admiral Remey was received by the secretary 3 of the navy at Washington Thursday ( night. The Brooklyn is on her way to Taku. i WOMEN AM) CHILDREN < At American Legation In Pekin Probaably Involved In Massacre. The London Daily Mail publishes au interview with an Englishman who ( has just returned from China. He ' says that United States Minister Con- | ger had with him at Pekin his wife, ' her sister, two nieces and two other American ladies and a number of , American visitors, with Secretary of Legation Sqniree, bis wife and seven 1 or eight children* Many other women | tad phildrtS) lt? *???< were ?1b9 with fci feniifd a?a&?s ?* !???4?a.. 1 CCLAMATION ite Nebraskanfor onal Ticket. CALLING FOB NOMINAtlONS. 1 'Alabama!" the secretary then shout sd, commencing the call of the roll. "The state of Alabama," said the chairman of the delegation of that >tate, "yields to Nebraska the privilege :>f naming the next president of the United States." W. D. Oldham, of Nebraska, then, in an eloquent speech, presented the name of Mr. Bryan to the convention. Mr. Oldham closed as follows: ;'With the issues now clearly drawn, 10 doubt remains as to the name of >ur candidate. On that question we ire a reunited Democracy. "Already worthy allies differing 'rom us rather in name than faith lave shouted for our gallant leader igain, and every state and territory las instructed its delegates to this :onventiou to vote for him here. So t only remains for Nebraska to prolounce the name that has been thun- | iered forth from the foot of Bunker i ? | iNNlNGS BRYAH mocratic Candidate for President ed States. Jill, and echoed back from Sierra's unset slope, and that reverberates unong the pine-clad snow-capped hills >f the north, and rises up from the lumbering flower-scented savannahs >f the south; and that name is the Lame of William Jennings Bryan, her >est loved son." , The nomination was seco nded by )avid B. Hill, of New York, E. B. Perkins, of Dallas, Texas, Tennant jomax, of Alabama, W. B. Moore, of sorth Carolina, Senator Daniel, of Tirginia, David Overmeyer.of Kansas, V. C. Baker, of Ohio, Ex-Governor ?attison, of Pennsylvania, Governor Sen ton McMillin, of Tennessee, and ?thers. A ringing cheer followed the call of 'Hawaii," and when John H. Wise, of hat delegation, rose the convention lemanded that he take the platform, ehich he did amid great applause. "Gentlemen of the convention," he aid, "the delegates of Hawaii bave lorne 4,000 miles to attend this conrention, and last night she cast the vinning vote for 16 to 1 in the comnittee meeting." Mrs. Cohen, of Utah, came next and vas received with terrific applause. >he seconded the nomination of Mr. 3ryan in behalf of Utah, her speech ioneluding the nominating speeches. As the roll call proceeded the shouts )f approval of the unanimity of the rote seemed to increase. * i.UO 11DII Ui DIBICO HUU VV4??V?>WW n completed with the calling of the territory of Hawaii. The announcement of Chairman Richardson that Mr. Bryan had been lominated for president of the United states was received with great applause. As the people already were leaving ;he hall, Chairman Richardson anaounced at 8:53 that the convention ,vas adjourned until 10:30 o'clock Frilay morning. FIRE DESTROYED $2,500,000. Standard Oil Tanks In New Jersey Struck Bv Lightning. Nearly two and a half million dollars damage was done and a number of persons severely burned by a fire that was started by a stroke of light aiug in the works of the Standard Oil Company ar Constable Hook, near Bayonne, N. J., early Thursday morning. CHARGES PRACTICALLY ADMITTED Coffee County, Go., Convict Camp Case Under Advlaement. The Coffee county, Ga., convict jamp hearing took place before the prison commission at Atlanta Thursday morning. The charges against the lessees of the Coffee county camp was that the convicts had been ill treated. One member of the firm was present. The charges were practically admitted *nd a promise of amends made. The Commission now has the matter ttndef ftdfiMS0g(t Tfeo SPRCjft? ptgftltf to mk **ie? is tot *mm\ si fsirifta ADLAI EWINC The Democratic ] President of T NEW YORK MAN DECLINED; Dramatic Close of the National) Democratic Convention at ) Kansas City. J A NOMINEE EX=YICE PRESIDENT During the Last Cleveland Administration?His Nomination Was Made Unanimously. Closing 5cenes of the Convention. Hon. Adlai E. Stevenson, of BloomingtoD, 111., who was vice president daring the last Cleveland administration, was Friday afternoon nominated for vice president by the Democratic national convention in session at Kansas City. David B. Hill was placed in nomination by the Nev/ York delegation, and his name called forth a great demonstration, but he quickly mounted the plattorm and declared that he could not accept the nomination under any consideration. His statement prevented & threatened stampede in his favor and the delegates began to rally around the Illinois standard, i It developed from the beginning of the sessions that only the extreme silver states showed mnch strength for the Populist candidate, and Stevenson, as a compromise, gained in strength from the very minute the gavel fell. Several 'states held hasty consultaj tions and it was decided in the interest of harmony in the party to support the Illinois candidate. Hill, on Thursday, was an impossibility and his boom was only begun again by a conciliatory speech that he made in the convention Thursday night. It electrified the great audience and immediately the Hill boom was again in the ascendency. He declared then, however, that under no consideration would he allow his name to go before the convention. It was placed before the convention without his consent and he quickly sent word to the delegations rallying around him that he would be forced to decline if nominated, and begged that his wishes be respected. When it developed before the roll call was half over that the nomination of Stevenson was a certainty, the states that had voted for other candidates quickly changed to the winner, and his nomination was made unanimous. THE OiOSIHG PROCEEDINGS. An hour before the convention hall was opened Friday morning dense crowds were packed around the various entrances and hupdreds more were coming on every thoroughfare that - afforded access to the halL . About 30 minutes after the doors were opened the galleries were all occupied and still the crowds around the entrance and in the streets had suffered no diminution. Immediately following the prayer the call of states began for the purpose of making nominations for the vice presidency. Great confusion prevailed and very few of the delegates were aware of what was going on until Alabama and Arkansas had been passed and Cali-< fornia was called. THE STAMPEDE TO STEVENSON. When at last the nominating speeches were ended the call of the roll began. The early votes of significance were Alabama's 19 for Hill, against 3 for Stevenson; those of Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Con necticut and Delaware, most of whose strength went to Stevenson. Four for Hill from Florida called forth another yell of ajjplause. STEYEXSOX WAS SURPRISED. Endorses the Platform and Will Enter Heartily Into the Campaign. The news of his nomination at Kansas Citv was given to Adlai E. Steven son Friday afternoon at the summer cottage of his son-in-law, Rev. M. D. Hardin, at Lake Minnetooka, Minn., by an associated Press reporter. NJr. Stevenson said: "This is a great surprise to me. I was not a candidate at any time and never expected to be nominated. But, of course, I shall accept the call of my party. Indorse the platform? Of course I shall. How else could I accept? I believe the Democrats generally will support the ticket." HOPE IS ABANDONED. Department Officials In Washington Fear Americans Are Dead. The state department confesses it fears the reports received from Admiral Kempff and others do not show the actual state of conditions in Pekin and other points in China. It is now believed at the state and navy departments that the foreign representatives, including the American consul at Pekin, have been murdered by the revolting Chinese. TIEN TSIN CITf "FALLS. New* It Received In London and I* Given Credence By Official*. The following dispatch has been received in London: Shanghai, July 4.?Tien Tsin fell between 7 and 8 o'clock on the morning of June 30th. It is understood that Shanghai un/' doubtedly referred to the city (natiye) jf Tien Tsin, from which the Chinese have been bombarding tho^foreign qnarteri and the dUpatcb ia^takaa to W?i ttwt tb? ?!!!? Iivaifl till fceWie? tMif Wfc . i "STEVENSON Nominee for Vice Jnited States. "Illinois!" shouted the clerk, and back came the cry, "Forty-eight for Stevenson!" And then the Stevenson enthusiasm was unbounded and it rose higher still when Iowa and Kansas cast their full votes for him. Louisiana was the next to go for Hill, her delegation giving him the entire vote of 1G. Michigan, which had all along strongly approved of Towne, gave him but five votes, the remainder going to Stevenson. The shout from Missouri, "One for Hogg, of Texas," called forth loud laughter and applause. "New Jersey's twenty votes for Hill," ?ailed forth another ripple of cheers, and then came "New York." The reply, "New York casts her entire 72 votes for Hon. D. B. Hill," increased the ripple to a wave of applause. "Pennsylvania's 64 votes for Stevenson" caused the adherents of the Illinois man to shont nntil the rafters rung. The Hill men cheered wildly when Tennessee went solid for the New York man, and the Stevenson people answered their cheers when Texas came to their man. Tennessee was up as the vote for Hawaii had been announced and declared that it changed its vote to Stevenson. The convention recognized the significance of the action and cheer after cheer went np. Stevenson was nominated now without question, and all over the hall chairmen of delegations were on their feet shouting and waving their arms in an effort io seoure recognition from the chair in order to change their votes. Washington was first to secure the privilege, and the tellers' cry, "Washington changes its entire vote to Stevenson," provoked great enthusiasm. The cheering became sq loud that it was almost impossible to catch the changes as the teller called them out. After Washington came North Carolina, and then John L. Shea, of New York, managed to make his voice heard, as he called out: "New York changes her entire vote from Hill to Stevedson.'" This announcement created pandemonium and the roar that went up was deafening. The Stevenson men danced around in delight. Then in rapid succession the states changed their votes io Stevenson. At 2:14 he had received a large ma* , jority of the votes, far more than twothirds. MADE UNANIMOUS, Then Senator Tillman, the chief supporter of Mr. Towne,moved to make Vio nomination of Stevenson unani mous, and the motion was carried with a whirlwind of applause. Adlai E. Stevenson was given the 936 votes of the convention, and declared the nominee of the Democratic party for vice president of the United States. The convention then adjourned sine die. SILVER REPUBLICANS ACT. In Convention at Kansas City That Party Indorses Bryan and Stevenson. After a long and exciting debate, during which it loexed several times as if Charles A. Tcwne would be nominated for vice president in spite of his protest against such action, the national convention of the silver Republican party adjourned sine die at Kansas City without making a nomination, the whole matter being referred to the national committee to act. W. J. Bryan was made the unanimous choice of the convention for president. The national committee aftewarda met and decided to indorse Stevennoa. FOURTH CELEBRATED IN MANILA. Filipino School Children Listen to Beadins: of Declaration of Independence. A Manila special says: The Fourth of July was fittingly observed here. The town was generally decorated in American flags. The school children gathered in the principal theatres of the town and listened to the reading of the declaration of independence. It 1 ??.i;i???? a?A was a uuy u: pamumj cooco auu the singing of patriotic songs. CHINESE EMPEROR SUICIDED. Forced to Death By Prince Tnan?Em press Dowager Also Takes Poison. Two Manchus who have arrived at Shanghai certify to the truth of the statement that Prince Tuan visited the palace and offered the emperor and the dowager empress the alternative of poison or the sword. The emperor, they say, took poison, and died within an hour. The dowager empress also chose ppison, but craftily swallowed only a jpoftteg q( whet wm effogd Htr nad wtlwi! i _ . i - ; r I SOUTH CAROLINA I \ STATE NEWS ITEMS.' j CMfSWMfMrslfMrsMMJ Home Again From Convention. Tbe majority of South Carolina's delegates to the Kansas City Democratic convention are at home again. While in Kansas City the delegation rented a small dwelling sufficient to accommodate them, and they took their meals wherever it happened to be most convenient. While the delegation acted unanimously in the convention and cast 18 votes for Stevenson, there was quite a lively little racket stirred up when the delegation met to decide whom they would support for the vice presidency. The first ohoice of most of them was Hill, but his positive declaration that he would not accept the honor made the Carolinians cast about for another man to support. Senator Tillman was an enthusiastic supporter of Towne, and made a characteristically earnest and ardent speech at the delegation meeting, urging them to support him. But his efforts were in vain, and the senator was much put out because the delegation refused to see it in the light that he did. Had it not been for the unit rule he would doubtedless have made a speech in favor of Towne in the convention and would have voted for him, too. But a majority of the delegation was not willing to support a Republican, even though he favored free silver, while life-long Democrats were available,and Senator Tillman had to yield to their opinion. The following is the result of the ballot whereby the delegation decided to vote for Stevenson: For Towne, Tillman, Stokes, Wellborn, Traxier, Garris, 5; for Hill, Latimer,!; for Stevenson,Gov.McSweeney, Wilson, Stribling. McBee, Bouchier, I lf-ril T_1 n U^lo+TT -UCUT Litre, UULlli WUl Jf uiauo, i-uiay, Talbird, Mooney, Gruber, 11: for Carr of North Carolina, Wilie Jones, 1. The delegation left Senator Tillman in Kansas City attending a meeting of the executive committee, Messrs. Gruber and Polaty went on a trip to Colorado,L. B. O'Neal remained in Kansas City for a few days, Col. W. B. Wilson stopped at Asheville, Col. Jones stopped at a North Carolina mountain resort, and the others stopped at their homes. Governor McSweeney will not be able to attend the campaign meeting at Georgetwon, owing to the fact that he will make the address of welcome to members of the National Educational Association. He will re-enter the campaign at Kingstree according to present arrangements. Wm Her Own Act. The latest account of the accidental shooting of Mrs. J. V. Morrison, residing near Estill, is as follows: Capt. J. Y. Morrison and his son, Mr. H. F. Morrison, aged about 26, were seated on the back steps of their residence just before the tragedy. Mrs. Morrison, determined to kill an objectionable dog, which had been given away but had returned to the premises, unbreech'ed a shotgun, but found it un? ? m ? ....i*.:..,. ioaaeu. A lew muiucum axici puibiu^ down the gun Mrs. Morrison percoived that her stepson had a pistol, barrel upward, in his right-hand coat pocket. She at once took hold of the barrel and in her attempt to pall it oat of the pocket the weapon discharged, the ball entering the front center of the neck and coming oat at the back. (It is said that while she attempted to pall oat the pistol Mr. Morrison placed his hand on the outside of the pocket for the purpose of resisting her hold of the pistol.) After falling she exclaimed, "I have killed myself." These were her last words, and were heard by her husband, stepson and colored cook. Death ensued in a few minutes. The verdict of the coroner's jury was that "the deceased came to her death from a gunshot wound from the pocket of H. F. Morrison." It is said that the young man was so prostrated with grief at the occurrence that he was too ill to attend the ir* quest. He was placed under bond to appear at the next conrt for trial. Dentists Had Successful Meeting. The convention of the South Carolina Dental Association at Harris Lithia Springs the past week, was the largest meeting ever held, more than two-third of the membership beiDg present. Many valuable papers were read and there were several instruc' tive clinics, and altogether it was a very successful meeting. The next convention will be held in Charleston, ne*t June, and, if satisfactory arrangements can be made, the dentists will read papers and exchange ideas at the Isle of Palms, stimulated by the breezes from old cean. Dr. C. Bunting Colson, of Charlesion, was unanimously chosen president of the association because of his executive ability and in recognition of bis investigations and pnblished payers on higher dentistry. The medals won by Dr. Colson for prize essays in competition with dentists of the entire ountry are evidence enongh of emiuent ability, and this marked though ardy recognition of his investigations by the dentists of his own state is eminently appropriate. % Gary Takes Short Rest. Hon. Frank B. Gary, candidate for governor, has returned to his home in Abbeville for a two weeks' rest. He stated to a reporter that if things continue as they have gone since the beginning of the campaign, he will urely be in the second race. He eels that he has made decided gains n every county visited, and has no ;'?nbt but he will be the next governor of South Carolina. The following from The Sumter Herald indicates the kind of campaign he is making: "Hon. Frank JtJ. tiary, ot Aooevme, made a capital speech?the best of any candidate who spoke Tuesday. He also won more votes for himself than any of his opponents. He advocates the dispensary, and a strict enforcement of it. His remarks were pitched on a high plane, and he left a lasting impression." % Mil! Q?t? Dry Wh??. TU? Ft'aitto SolUf ttUli ?t Bptftnfcttf flMIMfl Mi' is grinding day and night. Mr. McGowan reports that the quality of the wheat is first-class, and the flour is good in proportion. The market price of wheat has not been established yet, but it will be 90 cents to $1. % Telephone Improvements. The Bell Telephone Company is making considerable improvements on its line in Columbia. All the wires on Main street will be encased in ca| bles, and ultimately the company pro| poses to put them under ground. ! Work on tho new exchange is being rapidly pushed. It will have all the latest improvements in telephone mechanism. Work On Congaree Dam. After many and vexations delays it now looks as if work will begin on the Congaree dam this summer. Much red tape was encountered before the plans and specifications were approved, and bids for doing the work will soon be advertised for. The damkeeper's house was erected on the Lexington side of the river some time ago. S. A, L. APPOINTMENTS Announced From Headquarter* of the Company at Norfolk Effective July 1. A special from Norfolk, Ya., says: Important appointments of Seaboard Air Line officials, effective July 1, have been announced as follows: A. 0. McDonell, assistant general passenger agent, with headquarters at Jacksonville; J. H. Burroughs, auditor freight receipts; Thomas H.Wright, auditor passenger receipjts; J. A. Wal ton, statistician; T. W. ?toby, controller; J. H. Sharp,treasurer; J. M. Sherwood, secretary and assistant treasurer; R. L. Nutt, cashier; W. T. Rockj er, paymaster; V. E. McBee, general j superintendent; "W, E. Reed, mechanical superintendent; G. P. Johnston, | superintendent of transportation; H. W. B. Glover, freight traffic manager; C. R. Capps, general freight agent; O.-I B. Bidwell, Jr., freight claim agent; j ( L. S. Allen, general passenger agent; j O. D. Ball, Jr., general purchasing agent. All of these officers, except Mr. MacDonell, will have headquarters at Portsmouth, Ya R. I. Cheatham will be assistant general freight agent, at Atlanta; W. H. Pleasants, assistant general freight agent, at Jacksonville, Fla., and A.' Pope, assistant general freight agent, at Savannah; Messrs. Cheatham, Pleasants and Pope will report to the general freight agent. The five divisions of the Seaboard syslem and their officers are as follows: First Division?T. W. Whisnant, superintendent; L. A. Boyd, assist- J ant superintendent: Between Richmond and Raleigh, Portsmouth and Ridgeway Junction, Boykinsand Lew '"*?? TJanrlni-cAn and Dnrllflm. Frank lOlUUj JJL\/UUV1 UVU MM%? ^ # lin and Lonisbnrg. Second Division?J. M. Turner, su- | perintendent; William Moncnre, as- j sistant superintendent: Between Ral- j eigh and Columbia, Wilmington and Monroe, Moncure and Pittsboro, Hamlet and Gibson. Third Division? E. Berkeley, superintendent; P. H. Sellers, trainmaster: Between Monroe and Atlanta, Lawrenceville and Loganville, Ellenboro, Henrietta and Caroleeu, Monroe and Rutherfordton. I Fourth Division?CecilGabbetfc, superintendent; E. E. Anderson, train- I master; L. B. McGuire, S. B. Ben- ! nett, assistant trainmasters: Between Columbia and Savannah, Savannah and Jacksonville, Savannah and Montgomery, Columbus and Albany, Abbeville and Ocilla. Fifth Division?D. E. Maxwell, superintendent; C. C. Howell, M. V. Raley, trainmasters; W. B. Tucker, general agent: Between Fernandina and Tampa and between Jacksonville and Chattahoochee river, including all lines in Florida except between Jacksonville and St. Mary's river. SILVER REPUBLICANS * , At a Meeting in Kan*aa City Issue an j Address to the Party. j The Silver Republican party, by its ! executive committee, has issued an ad- I j dress to the silver Republicans of the United States, saying, among other things: "The Democratic candidate for pres- j ident is ours, our convention named him. Upon the fundamental propositions above stated, we are one with the Democrats and People's party. Our ; common candidate for president is enlisted, heart and soul, in this great cause. "We know he has the high courage of his convictions. His triumph is necessary if we are to hand down to our children and our children's children a government founded in the wisdom of the fathers, maintained in the blood and treasure of its citizens and perpetuated as a priceless heritage. "Impelled by these considerations, your national committee has determined that its duty in this hour is to indorse Hon. Adlai Stevenson as our candidate for vice president, in order that the opposition to the gold standard, trusts and monopolies, imperialism and all its attendant evils may concentrate all its votes at the danger points and accomplish the triumph of those principles so dear to us. "It is but simple justice to say that in taking this action, we are following - ? 3 -? J l the advice 01 our cusuugiusneu. icauoi, Hon. Charles A. Towne.' "Let us express the hope that our friends will lay aside whatever disappointment they may feel and join in a united effort to secure the triumph of our principles at the coming election." CASUALTIES IX PHILIPPINES. Eleven Americans Killed and Nearly Two Hundred Filipinos Exterminated. According to advices from Manila I the past week's scouting in Luzon resulted in eleven Americans being killed and sixteen wounded. One hundred and sixty Filipinos were killed during the week, and eight Americans, who had been prisoners in the hands of the rebels, were surrendered and a hundred rifles turned over to the 1 United States officials. In the Antigua province of Panay a j running fight of three hours duration j resulted in (ha kilUag or wotifidiag of i mt?sW a* tba ?a?Mi Than fill i? Minimi M?| ttti AaaittMi CROKER'HILL EPISODE Tammany Chieftain Throws the Ex-Governor of New York Hard Fall in Committee fleeting. The New York state delegations furnished the sensation of the day preceding the opening of the Democratic convention wheD, after a stormy session of three hours, they put forth a candidate for vice-president, in the ! person of John W. Keller, commissioner of charities of the city of New York. This was done after David B. Hill had been defeated as a candidate for the New York representation on the committee on platform by Augustus Van Wvck, and having been offered New York's indorsement for vicepresident, had declined it. It was 2 o'clock in the afternoon when ex-Seuator Hill was notified 'bat there was a movement on foot in j the Tammany delegation, assisted by King county and Erie, to sidetrack bim by not putting him on the plafc form committee, but by standing for him for vice-president. Shortly afterwards Mr. Hill was sent for, and had a long conferenoe with Mr. Croker, Mr. Shea, ex-Senator Murphy and Mr. McCarren. He was notified that the delegation stood ready to stand f jr him for vice president. He replied that he did not want it, and was then told flatly that he could not go on the committee on platform, Mr. Croker intimating that the Bryan element did want him there. Some sharp discussion followed. All through the controversy the ex-governor sat quietly. Then he arose, and ; facing Richard Croker, who sat in the rear of the room, said slowly and distinctly: "There have been said some things that have seemed to be refleotions upon my attitude in 1896. It should be remembered in passing such criticisms that I have always been consistently Democratic. No man has a right to question my Democracy." At this time Mr. Croker rose, saying in what was evidently intended to be a pacific tone, "I don't think anybody intended to criticise your Democ?aoy, but it is believed that as you were so strongly against the silver plank, a new man would be more acceptable," and then Mr. Croker aroused Mr. Hill by adding: "And there is no reason why you should think that the position is reserved for you every year." "No, I have no such idea," answered Hill, shaking his finger at Croker, "but I want you to remember that what I did and what I said in the committee and in the convention of 1896 was done for the Democrats of New York state, and when I went home I stood for the ticket as well as you did." "Ob, no, you did not," exclaimed Mr. Croker. "You were not heard of much during that campaign." "Equally as much *s you were, when at critical times in the party's history in the]state, you were living in Europe," retorted Mr. Hill. "You are sore," replied Croker. "I accuse you," exclaimed Hill, "of trying to make me a vice ^presidential candidate against my will. I tell you now that I will not have it You can't humiliate me on one proposition and feed me a sop on another." He sat down and a vote was then taken, resulting: For Van Wyck, 40; for Hill, 26; aoseat or not voting, 6. Senator Hill, upon the announcement of the vote, immediately left the room. PLATFORM PLEASES BRIAN. Nominee Says Each Plank of the Document Is Clear and Explicit. Mr. Bryan gave out at Lincoln, Thursday night, the follow ing on the Kansas City platform: "I am very gratified to learn of the adoption of a platform which is clear and explicit on every question. The controversy over the siiver plank was not a controversy between men who differed in principle, btit rather a difference of opinion as to the best method of stating the question. Our appeal is to the patriotism and conscience of the f eople, and we must take them into our confidence if we expect them to have confidence in us." Charter For Cotton Oil Company. Application has been filed with the county court clerk in Chattanooga, Tenn., for a charter to incorporate the Tallahassee Cotton Oil Company with a capital stock of ?50,000. The company is chartered for the purpose of building a cotton oil mill at Tallahas see, Jfr'la. RUMOR CAUSES APPREHENSION. ______ Alleged Discord Between Russians and ! Anglo-Americans Worry Officials. The officials at Washington receive with regret and concern the reports from Che Foo that discord exists between the Russian and the so-called Anglo-Americans. Coming from the officers of the Terrible, it is considered as largely "sailor talk." At the same time it has. been recognized from the outset that such a heterogeneous force gave opportunities for serions division, as it is well known that the sailors and soldiers of certain countries do not like to serve under a foreign superior. | FAMILY ATE TOADSTOOLS. Thought They Were Feasting On Mushrooms?All Are Dead. News reached Little Rock, Ark., Monday that an entire family of nine persons died near Calico Rock, Marion county, from the effects of eating supposed mushrooms, or poisonous toadstools. The family ate a hearty dinner, which included the supposed mushrooms. . All were taken violently ill and within three days all were dead. CONGER'S LAST MESSAGE. American Consul at Pekln $fade Urgent Appeal For Help. A dispatch from Taku says that the last message from Fdwin Conger, the United States minister at Pekin, 3 brought there by runners, reaas as follows: "We are besieged. The provisions are becoming exhausted and the situation is desperate. The relief force Ihpattl *dris. Mid girt Hi Itiltt lit, / .f \ . 1 ' ~ PRINCE CHING HELPS ALLIES Chinaman Has Big Army Now Fighting the Boxers. | COUNTER-INTURRECTION BEGDN | Powers Hope the Move Will Save Many Lives and Open Way ,&J For Quelling Uprisings. A London special says: The more , hopeful feeling generated bj Satiir-. ' ^1 day's news from Pekin, was further strengthened by Rear Admiral Brace's endorsement of the rumors that Prinoe Ching, who is said to' be heading a counter revolution at Pekin, is fight- 'M iug in behalf of the legations against the usurper, Prince Tnan. If the admiral's hope turns out to ? be well founded, this turn of events is of the utmost importance, as it is felt here in some such division among the Chinese themselves lies the best 7,5 hope for the safety of the foreigners. If the powere can find allies in China itself, it will materially facilitate the task of restoring order, and those acquainted with the conntiy be* -1 lieve that if the diplomats are able to induce such a mau as Li Hung Chang or Chang Chi Tung to send forces to M the assistance of Prince Ching, thw^^H hordes of revolutionists will dispone .^?8 as quickly as they have collected, and a way to Pekiu will be opened without great delay. WA With all due allowance for the nil* certainty in regard to the reliability, . i the authorities here feel that thai stow ~ message from the far east give dis- M tinct hopes. If, as suggested, the native sympathizers are able to keep the besieged legation reasonably sopplied with provisions, the foreign ooiony may yet escape destruction. ^ -.a? BIG ALLIED FOBCES. An allied force of nearly 100,000 | men will be in China within a few ' The figures are larger than given ' hertofore, but are based on better in- < ' formation, which has just reached |9 , here. The allies at Taku and at Tien C Tsin now number 18,000 men. Tim t ' reinforcements nunder orders consist | of 19,000 Japanese troops, 15,000 Germans, 13,000 Russians, 11,000 Americans, 10,000 British, 8,000 |p French and 3,000 Italians. I It is learned that the several gov- 8 ernments desiring an expression of ' operations as to the nnmber of men . ^ required to establish order in China recently asked the admirals at Takn to make an estimate. The admirals con- >; salted together and the highest esti- mate seems to have been made by the '\gjQ Japanese officer, who placed the nam- y.j ^ her at between 70,000 and 100,000. ? The estimates of the British, Russian m and German officers were smaller. As ^|jj| to that made by Admiial Kempff, the || authorities decline to speak. Bat . || there is reason to believe that It was - J slightly less than the lowest figure of? the Japanese commander. 5 Y^S&flU GROWTH OF THE SOUTH. M Many Nov Industrie* Established ITsrlig" ^ the Past Week. The more important of new indn#-^ tries reported daring the past week In- 1 elude brick works in Georgia; a can- . y ning factory in Tennessee; a chair faetory in North Carolina; chemical works in Virginia; coal mines In Ala- |8 bama and West Virginia; a coffin fae-' ^^B rory in xeuncKKKWi uunuuu iwmm, **? North and South Carolina; oottom: ;^BS seed oil mills in Louisiana, South y Carolina and Texas; a fertiliser ft?- '.\v? tory in Tennessee; flouring mills in Kentucky and Texas; a furniture factory in Georgia; a grain elevator in Alabama and three in Texas; a heading mill in Arkansas; an ice factory in Mississippi; knitting mills in Georgia and Texas; lumber mills in Keu-. 18 tucky, Mississippi and North Carolina; a $100,000 picture frame tod molding factory in West Virginia; |J| quarries in Georgia and a rubber manufacturing company in Georgia; a shoe 1 factory in Alabama; a tobacco factory in Virginia; a woodworking plant in North Carolina.?Tradesman (Chattanooga, Tenn.) PLANS FOB CAMPAIGN I Outlined at Meeting of Leaden of Three Parties at Bryan's Home. Plans for the Democratic national campaign of 1900 were outlined and ' practically agreed upon at Lineoln, Neb., Monday, at a protracted conference between the leaders of the party. The plan includesdhe appointment of a campaign committee, *:'.M agreed npon between 'representatives of the Democratic, Silver Republican and Populist parties at Kansas City. This committee will inelnde members , of all three parties and perhaps also Democrats not members of the national committee, but who are prominent ..C*i in the councils of the party. YACHT CAPSIZED. ;|||S Six Persons, All Women and Children, Find Watery Graves. During a fierce squall Saturday afternoon the yacht Idler, owned by John and James Corrigan, was capsized and sank six miles off the Cleveland port, and six lives were lost?all women and children. The only survivor of the passengers is Mrs. John Corrigan. She and six men of the crew were picked up by a fish tug and brought to the harbor. A "HUBRAfl" CAMPAIGN. Antl-Goebel Democrats Invited to Join " In With Bepabllcans. Republican leaders from all over J| Kentucky and several anti-Goebei Democrats held a conference in Louis- J|j ville Monday and decided, in their JQ words, to have a "hurrah" campaign |a|w in Kentucky this year, beginning it by running special trains from all over . y J|| the state to ILouisville on July 17, -' .jM when the state contention will be held. Informally the conference decided .hat ftati'Cfesbcl Btmwrats should be