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BRYAN PREPARING CONVENTION SPEECH TO BE FIGURE AT ST. LOUIS. HOPES TO REPEAT HISTORY AN C SWEEP THE DELEGATES AGAIN OFF THEIR FEET. CHICAGO, III., May 24.?What is Bryan going to do? Until coming ".West I thought he r.-as getting ready to bolt the St. Louis candidate ana I Ttir.t is still - reasonable j *?*? ? ??- ? ? opinion, but I have been told here that "he has not yet reached that point. What Bryan is preparing for now is. " to make a big speech at the St. Louis convention. When it falls on deaf -cars the bolt may come, but it is characteristic of the silver leader's su preme confidence that he doesn't yet recognize that he will find his party unmoved by his eloquence. One of the men who has Air. Bryan's friendship. and who in a measure enjoys his confidence, informed me that everything still was in the dark " He had met Bryan when the ialter came to Chicago to make the anti-Parker speech, and at the end of a friendly talk had been unable to mate up his mind what was to happen. By a process of reasoning, he had satislied ' himself that there was only one thing an view, and that this was a bolt But : nothing Air. Bryan said justified him ' in making such a prediction. This man, who is not a politician, had been ' with. Mr. Bryan during the campaign ' of 1SSG and afterward. He is one of Those who yould follow the Neoraskan ' -out of any party or into any party. 1 ' He changed his politics in IS3G pure3y out of personal admiration. 3 It was from this talk that 1 felt the 1 Erst doubts about Bryan's deliberate intentions to jump the fence. But when be mentioned the silver leader's -plans for a great speech it was possible to see bow- 3Ir. Bryan himself was still withholding the bob. What tie expects to talk about is the platform. That always has been his favorite text. In the early struggles with Sterling Morton in Nebraska, Bryan always talked platform. When the Cleveland influence threw him out of the Democratic^ State convention iie was talking the same subject, hater when he got control and crushed the Sold Democrats, it was all on a matter -of platform. In the Chicago convention it may be recalled7!);- those who were there that the speech which gave Bryan the nomination was on the platform. The combination of Democratic Senators and ex-Republican Senators who were using Bryan to kill off Bland fhonght'tbat some talking about the various planks would lie a good way E "to lead up to the nomination of Teller. 1 Bat after Bryan's speech thoy wished cibey had not been so enthusiastic 1 ahont alleged principles. c Always Talks Platforms. 1 - Mr. Bryan told me during bis com- < .. paign in 1S0G, when he displayed such T -astonishing powers of endurance and 1 of adapting himself to different audi- I ences, that if I would notice his I speeches he always had platform in ? them. He said that in liis first cam? -? -when ho irained' r . \J - - ,, the experience which server! him to t such purpose later, he never made a ? cross-roads address without making; I clear his platform. He thought Maj. 1. jMcKinley a very good man, and used 1 to pretend to wonder how such a good 1 man could stand on such a platform, i "That of course, was a trie It of cam- 1 paign speaking, but it showed the bent of Bryan's mind. ' Xow that he is anticipating making I another great oratorical effort in the t "St. Louis convention, it is not hare! to t see how he will turn to the platform i for his text. I have been assured by ? those who think they know his pur- 1 jposes that he is not worried about the t prospective organization of the con- t "vention against him. He knows that 1 he. can not lie denied a hearing, and i when once that is granted he looks i forward to a triumph, against which t carefully prearranged plans will not i -.avail. Some signs seem to show that he is i right. A disinterested observer has to note that Bryan still maintains a fair I degree of popularity with one ele- i meat of his party. This has been dent- i onstrated in the Hearst meetings. The paid lecturers who have been working ; up Mr. Hearst's boom, have bad evj -cLences of this popularity, .meir yeu^eral plan, presumably under instructions from headquarters, has been the old one of speaking well- of all the ; candidates," while building the pyra- , mid. with their own man at the apex. In some sections they have had to , leave out Grover Cleveland, but never Bryan. The result has been that the artificial enthusiasm for Air. Hearst "has evaporated, and the genuine article has been manifested for .Mr. BryJp; an. I heard of two or three instances in which this has happened, and was curious enough to make further inquiries. In every case it was admitted that the same thing had been observed. Now, Bryan knows all about these Hfearst meetings and what takes place in them. He knows that his own .name is still the one to conjure with In the masses of the .party .who have a leaning for socialism- Having mformetion about these demonstrations, it is more than likely that he overestimates his popular strength when matched against the growing sentiment of tire Democrats that they ra;;st get together and win and enjoy the offices. There are some indications that ii^ his speech at St. I-onts Mr. Bryan intends to appeal particularly to the South. He always has been friendly to that section. Whi!? denouncing the mythical plutocrats for their alleged oppression of the ialior vote, Mr. Bryan invariably accepted with philosophical complacency the suppression of the negro vote. It was not for hint and be found no trouble in pairing himself in the atmosphere of those who justified nullifying the amendments to the constitution. V.'liiie at Lincoln during the campaign of 1S 0 G I was shown some of the editorials be had written favoring the nomination of a Sotnhern man for President. That was before he fully perceivec sac disorganized conditions which were to make his own candidacy possible. It is characteristic of Mr. Bryan's sanguine temperament that he does not yet realize the change in the South. From ail I have heard here he stili thinks that the Southern delegates to St. Louis will be swayed by his eloquence. My own opinion would be that this is much more likely to happen with some of the Western delegations than with the Southern ones. But Mr. Bryan thinks he knows tile South, and he may be right. Seemingly in preparing for another great convention speech he makes no allowance for the change in circumstances. His oratory was effective at Chicago in 1S9C because the majority of that convention were in full sympathy with aim and his ideas and his platform. He rode the whirlwind better than Bland, who was a very sincere man without emotional characteristics. There was some good oratory 011 the part of the minority, but it counted "or nothing in the cyclone. Mr. Bryan thinks that he is a greater orator than Bourke Cockrac and rtany people agree with hint. .Mr. fockran was very eloquent at Chicago in 1SS4, yet his eloquence directid against Mr. Cleveland's nomination was futile when addressed to the combination of delegates which \V. O. wattriM- had made. At Chicago in j S92 in that memorable niglit session t was even more powerful and torrenial, again protesting against Cloveand's nomination, but it was Tan-.maiv thunder wasted, for no votes were changed. Realizing these incidents, I asked >ne of Mr. Bryan's Western admirers f he thought there really was any ihance of breaking the line which A-ould surround Bryan at St. Bonis, do answered that there was, that Bryiri would be thundering eloquence lot* i principle, while on both occasions 3ourke Cochran had been merely voicing jpersonal opposition to a candilate. He reminded me that the Tamil any orator had argued only against Cleveland's supposed lack of vote-get:ing qualities and had pleaded for a nore available candidate. But. with 3ryan the whole plea would be for principles, that is to say, for a platform. This suggestion was interesting and lot without force. Yet it is not conducing as an argument that Mr. Brvlii can take the control of the St. ^ on is convention away from the com>ination that is now being formed. But from all indications in the West lie vill succeed in making it a vastly nrflr#?stine gathering, and there are ilcely to be wild scenes again. Assuming that Mr. Bryan's confilence in his speechmalting proves mis>laced, the question again -will come ij> whether he will bolt. According o his own statements, tbe candidate s nothing and the platform is evsrything. Vet there is a good deal of itiman nature in him, and , if, by my chance, two-thirds of the eon"ention should nominate any one who vas identified with the Palmer and 3uekner movement, even on a BrVan Matform, Mr. Bryan would make kings uncomfortable for that candidate. During all the campaign of LS9G his resentment against tire Palmer and Backner leaders blazed out. Even Bourke Cockran has not been forgiven by him. Almost the only occasions when he showed personal feeling were when he came into contact with the Palmer and Buckner movement.?Charles M. Pepper. NOTICE. We, the undersigned merchants of Fairmont, do hereby agree to close aur stores all day May 30, 1904: J. II. Hartley & Son, Geo. G. Yeager, t w a t-v Trickett, T. W. Ar nett, Gettings & Walters, Mor-1 gan Bros., Geo. S. Lantz, F. R. Clelland. The Famous, Mrs. Horan, Riheldaft'er & Brownfield, J. G. McCorrey & I Co., F.' K. Lowe. Chas. C. Robb, Q. Hernean & Co., N. C. Cochran. W. A. Fisher, W. SI. Fleming, E. C. Stemple, Latham & Menear, J. H. Bechman, E. E. Tetrick & Co., Sam. B. Iseman, Martin Bros., G. L. Jolliffe & Co., Union Clothing House, D. R. Broh, Geo. Mansbach, .Fred C. Fleming, S. F. Nuzum, Fairmont Furniture Co., J. L. Hall, Chas. B. Highland, Randall & Co.; CJoal City House Furnishing' Co., Boice Bros., C, C. Denham. / WABASH USES ITS NEW LINE T J , ' _ . ... ... ' 5 . ! President" Joseph Ramsey, Jr.. Expecteel In PittsttSarg On el Thursday. W ; The first passenger train operated on j lC ! the Pittsburg: division of the V.'i'oash j ! railroad was ran Sunday fron: Inile1 pendence street. Jit. Washington, to " a point wit hln one mile of the .Mingo Junction bridge. On the train were C. '' S. Crane, genera! passenger agent of u the Wabash, and Traveling District !? Passenger Agent W. P. Wood, of St. at Louis; J. W. Patterson. Jr.. chiet engineer; \\". D. Holiday, assistant general freight agent: F. H. Tristram, ussistaiu genera! passenger agent, and r several other persons connected with tite Pittsburg division of the Wabash. 1!0 The track was found to he in excellent condition, although there is considerable work to be done at points between Mingo Junction and Pittsburg 'T Announcement was made last week ? that a work train would be run across the Monongahela river bridge today. ^ The officials announce that the work '' is near enough completed to operate the trains to-day, but as they are in no hurry they will not cross the river J." until the latter part of the week l'residem Joseph Ramsey, Jr.. of the Wa- .^ bash railroad, is expected to arrive in Pittsburg the latter part of the week, and will probably be here when the first train crosses the river. it is also expected that President Ramsey ' j will complete arrangements for onen! ing the road June 19, and probably j'.1 announce who will fill the various posi- ^ tions in the new station. ce On Thursday the Wabash will open bids for the structural work for its er Southside branch. This work will reqttire about 5,000 tons of material.? Pittsburg Times. ' he Cc CAUL FOR REPUBLICAN DISTRICT as CONVENTIONS. m: To the Republican \oters of Marlon wl county: Conventions of the Republican par ty of the several magisterial districts of Marion county are hereby called po to meet on Saturday, the 4th day of ^ June, 1904, at 2 o'clock P. M., for the ' purpose of electing delegates to the following named conventions: as To the State nominating convention. __ to be held in Wheeling on the 12th day of July, 1904. To the Judicial convention to be held in Jlorgantown on the Sth dav ?. T 1??< m nVlnrk A. M. *_ ! O UUC f J.tfVI, To the Senatorial convention to be I hereafter called. Also to transact snclt other business ' as may properly come before said district conventions'. The said several district convert- ' tions will be held at the respective places hereinafter named; and will elect the number of delegates herein- ? after designated, and no more, that is to say: Fairmont district convention will meet at the Court-honse in tlie City of Fairmont, and Is entitled to elect the following number of delegates: To the State convention, G. To the Judicial convention, 0. To the Senatorial convention, 9. Grant district convention will meet in Monongah (meeting place to be provided by district committeeman). State convention, S. Judicial convention, 5. Senatorial convention, 5. i Lincoln district convention will meet at Farmington school house: _ State convention, 3. Judicial convention, 5. Senatorial convention, 5. Mannington district will meet at | Town of -Nlannington at school house, j ^ State convention, S. " Judicial convention, 11. Senatorial convention, 11. Pawpaw district will meet at Neptune school house. State convention, 2. Judicial convention, 3. Senatorial convention, 3. "Union district will meet in the ? First ward of the City of Fairmont. | at the school house. State convention, 4. Judicial convention. G. Senatorial convention, G. IVinfield district convention will ^ meet in lit. Harmony school house. State convention, 3. ? Judicial convention, 5. ' n Senatorial convention, 5. L It is requested that in making selection of delegates, that only those be selected who are likely to attend the convention to which they are made delegates. The call for the State convention states that no prox- ? ies -will be admitted as delegates. By order of the Executive Committee. c vTAnn-v SH1W Chairman. g-a A. L. LEHMAN, Secretary. w-c Dated April 30, 1901. til May-Not Wave Quorum. LOS. ANGELES, Cal., May 24.?In- * ability to transact-business for want aT of a quorum In the Methodist Confer- j> ence Is threatened after Friday. Many pr delegates are asking leave of absence m( to see Southern California attractions.' M'COY AND FITZ . ' ?- ' " . hey May Battle on July 4 Out In San Francisco." Kid McCoy's next battle will probjly be with Fitzslmiuons. San Fransco wants the bout, and neither Mcjy nor Fitnsimtncns sees any reason hy lie should net accept a good offer ir the privilege of pummeling the her. Fitasirnmens and McCoy will >x for the middleweight championsip when they cosite together. Although the McCoy-O'Brien six 2 1 1 . - Dhlln^^TnltSn riH-Otlllv !UUU UtiLliC ai i (Kiauwpt.^M. ? ent the limit, there is no doubt as who bad the better of the contest the conclusion. The general opinion among the lectr.tors was that. McCoy outpointed id outfought rhe Philadelphian, and at he would have put O'Brien out id he not grown tired in the final imds. There is talk of a return match be ten O'Brien and McCoy, to take ace at St. Louis. If the pair meet rain the contest will be limited to or 20 rounds instead of 0. The Philadelphia bouts, according the experts, are too brief to t*st e merits of two clever boxers such McCoy and O'Brien. It is an easy atter for a man of McCoy's clever?ss and ability to avoid an opponent: r six rounds, when it Is considered at Joe Grim has never been stopped six rounds, although he has met e hardest hitters in the ring. A dispatch has been received in ew York from Morris Levi, TVIatchaker of the Hayes Valley Athletic lib. of San Francisco, offering a irse for a 20-round mill between the id and Lankey Bob, the same to ke place on July 4. McCoy has acpted and he wants the club to let m know further details, and if evytliing is rosy hp will sign articles once. As McCoy is going to help ck Munroe get in trim for Jeffries thinks that a match on the Pacific >ast would be just the proper caper. he has made arrangements to renin in California until the fall. Should Bob accept, which is likehe may demand a liberal guarantee, lich Levy is prepared to give. 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