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TOI,. 1. XO. 174.
Turner of Washington Not Mentioned by Leaders
For the Vice-Presidency—Convention Convened
This Afternoon to Select Parker's Running
Mate—Bryan Fought Valiantly Against
New Yorker in an All Night Session
ST. I,oriS. July —The tip is
Strong that Judson Harmon of Ohio
will he given the nomination for vice
president. All early delegates in
the hall claim his nomination is cer
Turner Not Mentioned.
ST. LOUIS, July 9. —Shortly be
fore noon the leading delegates rep
resenting New York, Pennsylvania,
Ohio, Indiana and Missouri went Into
consultation on the vice-presidential
nomination in Sheehan's room at the
Southern hotel.
New York brought out Gray of Del
Senator Tillman, who later joined
the conference, urged the nomination
of Senator Daniel of Virginia, stating
that it is time the South was recog
Del mas is representing Hearst in
the conference.
The conference broke up at 2:20
■without announcing a definite con
clusion. Statements were made, how
ever, that Judson Harmon was prac
tically the unanimous choice of those
Session Opens.
ST. LOUIS, July 9.The conven
tion was called to order at 2:48 p. in.
It is said that New York has defi
nitely declared for Judson Harmon
for vice-president. Conferences are
proceeding all through the hall and
there is a rumor that the silver men
will try to compel an adjournment
jmtj) 8 o'clock, in order to allow them
an opportunity to rally their forces.
The heat in the hall is terrific and
enthusiasm' is at a low ebb.
Parker 058
Hearst 200
Olney 37
Cray 12
Ceckrell 42
Miles 3
McClellan ; 3
Wall 27
Partisan 4
(Jllllll)lll 3
Towne 2
Osier l
Total 002
Necessary to a choice 002
tore I In- result of the ballot was
announced, Idaho, Washington and!
West Virginia changed their votes
to Parker, giving ili•- New Yorker a
dear plurality.. Governor Dockeryj
of Missouri thereupon moved to
make the vote unanimous, which
was carried.
Scenes Unparalleled.
ST. LOUIS. July 9. —Amid scenes
unparalleled in national convention
history the Democrats at 5:40 o'clock
this morning nominted Judge Alton
B. Parker for president.
Lacked Nine Votes.
Parker lacked just nine votes when
the first roll call was ended, but be
fore the vote was announced Idaho
changed six votes to Parker and Ne
vada followed with two. Parker now
lacked but one vote and West Vir
ginia gave him 13 and Washington
The Tacoma Times.
fell in line witn 10, making the
total 089.
Is Made Unanimous.
Before this could be announced,
Governor Dockery of Missouri with
drew Senator Cocki-ell's name and
moved that Parker's nomination be
made unanimous. This was done wit!)
a yell and the demonstration started.
Adjourned With a Yell.
Everybody was too tired, however,
to offer very much, and a motion
to adjourn wan greeted with a howl
of affirmation as the 11,000 specta
tors and 1,000 delegates made haste
for the exits.
Fought to Last Ditch.
Bryan fought to prevent Parker's
nomination and to do it rallied all the
favorite sons and the anti-Parker
forces. He urged each to try to hold
his own men in line.
The anti-Parker people played for
time all night, while at every oppor
tunity they hammered at Hill and the
people back of the Parker boom.
Anyone hut Parker,
Bryan made a speech seconding the
nomination of all candidates except
Parker. He named each and said
that upon the new platform the party
might stand united if only a man
worthy of the people's trust could be
named for president. He said all the
candidates except Parker were such
Nebraska Asks Nothing.
These candidates were Hearst,
Gray, Olney, Miles and Pattis'on.
Then, turning to the New York dele-
Judge Parker's Mother.
gat ion, he said: "Nebraska asks no
thing. All we want is a man we can
get behind and work for and trust.
I'rjnii Is Eloquent.
"Eight years ago the Democratic
convention placed our banner in my
hands. Four years later my commis
■ion was renewed. I now return Hie
standard and take my place in Hie
I party ranks. You may charge that
my leadership was faulty, that T
f;iil« jd. but I defy you to say that
1 have been untrue to the trust or
false to the Democratic faith.
A God of Gold.
"Do not compel the Democracy to
choose between militarism and plu
tocracy. Do not force us either to
acknowledge a god of war or now*
down to a god of gold. Give us a
man of and for the people."
Speech Causes I'itroar.
Bryan's speech threw the conven
tion into an uproar, but the plans of
the Hill-Sheohan-Murphy combine
were too well laid to be shaken.
Their followers and delegates were
alert and watchful and acted with
the precision of military forces in
their obedience to command.
It was a case of Parker on the
first or second ballot or Parker was
beaten, so it was that Belmont, Hill
and Sheehan brought together the
forces organised during a campaign
of months in a supreme effort to land
the New Yorker.
A is Outgeneraled.
At a final conference of the op
position leaders it had been deter
mined to attempt to wear out me
Parker forces and force an adjourn
ment, until today, but the Parker
managers were not long in discover
ing the ant is' plan of campaign, and
with the discovery came the state
ment in grim tones that if it took
until 4 o'clock in the morning the
fight would go on. It did take that
much time, and then some more.
Everything that had gone before
in convention affairs was preliminary
to this trial of strength.
ST. LOUIS, July 9.— nearly
ten long hours the masterful leaders
of the Democratic party battled with
all the strength and ingenuity that
long years of experience has endowed
them with to win the fight. Twelve
thousand excited men and women
cheered their favorites and jeered the
opposition forces.
Urged on by Spectators.
They hurrahed, yelled and shriek
ed for half an hour at a time. They
stamped until the building trembled.
In the reservation on the mam
floor, the grim leaders, calm despite
the awful strain to which they were
subjected, directed their forces.
Beaten Leader's Stand.
Bryan's last stand In the conven
tion was made with hollow hut blaz
ing eyes, and the force of his husky
voice ii seemed would tear the very
flesh of his throat.
Dawn shone in upon the sickly
lights of the. convention hall, where
thousands of people, weary to the
verge of collapse, sat listening to the
proud justification of the beaten lead
Bryan Exhausted.
A great demonstration" toUowed
Bryan's speech, and as the roll call
proceeded the Nebraskan left the hall
on the arm of his brother, and five
minutes after his arrival at the hotel
he was fast asleep. His marvelous
strength had been taxed to the ut
most and as he walked to the hotel
iwo blocks a\\'B> $»,•''leaned heavily
on his brother.' % '-'l[
No Sleep for Klfly Hours.
Bryan said to atjjcripps News A*
socintion man: "A« the end of tnf
roll call approached, I saw. Parker
was near enough jo the nomination
to win on the first ballot.' Then I
left the hall to got some needed rest.
1 had not slept for M hours."
\i,i,-\h;ht hksn-ox CLOSES.
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The greatest crowd of the conven
tion gathered 'at' tie session which
convened at 8 o'clovfc last night. Ev
erybody wax eager] for- the nomina
tions, and such' a (tin"prevailed that
it was nearly. an lour before the
resolutions committee could get a
hearing. ,
Report Is Adopted.
The report over which Bryan and
Hill had fought for many hours was
read by Senator Daniel, and it was
unanimously adopted. A mighty
yell went up-as the result, was an
nounced, and the bead played "Hail
Columbia." : ••■•' }•?;■
Nomination* Mmlr.
The roll call for nouiiunt ions wan
commenced, Alabama yielding to
New York, and Martin \V. Littleton
placed the name 'of,* Judge Parker
before the convention.': I
Demonstration Started.
An outburst , of cheering followed
Mr. Littleton's address, and a gen
eral celebration was|:; started, .which
lasted for 30 minutes. I'The delega
tions for Parker, lonned a precision
and marched around the hall, yell
ing and cheering. >|<'';; i
Hearst Hits til* Turn.
When the Parker)'men had been
quieted down, Hearst!sj name was'put
in nomination by Delipaa: of Califor
nia, and another outbreak of the en
thusiasts ensued, f* 1
Other nominations • followed and
seconding speeches iwere; numerous,
so. that it was neai»'f "oJo'clock .this
morning before thej%r«t ballot was
completed. I ,V
Parker's nomination was seconded
by Senator Tillman. S. Cunimings
and others. Gray of Delaware was
nominated, and Wall of Wisconsin.
The North Dakota "delegation placed
the name of John f Sharp Williams
before the convention, but It was im
mediately withdrawn. .
Roosevelt Receives News.
OYSTER BAY, June 9.—President
Roosevelt received the news of Judge
Parker's nomination'early this morn
ing by telephone from his office.
What comment, if aur, was made by
the president is not. known at the
executive office.
Alabama —Parker ", 22.
Arkansas — Parker 18.
California — 20.
Colorado — Hearst 5, Parker 4, Mc-
Clellan 1.
Connecticut—Parker 14.
Florida—Parker tj, Hearst 4.
GeorgiaParker 86.
Idaho —Hearst 6.-.'
Illinois —Hearst M.
Indiana Parker 30.
lowa— Hearst 26.
Kansas —Hearst 10, Parker 7,
Miles 2, Cockrell 1,5;
Kentucky—Parker 20.
Louisiana —Parker 18. .
, Maine —Parker 7, Hearst 1, Olney
4. • ■•' •:■ •;• :':■'-■ -X *;■ ■
: Maryland —Parker ; 10.
i Massachusetts- -Olne\ 32.
Michigan—Parker 28.,
Minnesota—-Parkei; ft, Hearst 9,
Cockrell 1, Towne 2, Gray 1.
Mississippi—Park en 20.
Missouri—Cockrell "36.
Montana—Parker 6.
Nebraska —-CockreU 1, Hearst 4,
Olney 1, Gray 1, Wall J, Miles 1, Pat
tison 1.
Nevada—Hearst 0. [
New Hampshire—Parker 8.
New Jersey—Parker 24.
New York- Parker 78.
North Carolina—Parker 24.
North Dakota—Williams 8.
Ohio Parker 4li.
Oregon—Parker I, Hearst 2, Mc-
Clellan 1, Coler I. :
Pennsylvania- Parker 68.
Rhode Island Hearst <;, Parker 2.
South Carolina —Parker 18.
South Dakota Hearst ft.
Tennessee—Parked (24.
Texas Parker 3 «.r
Utah—Parker 6. j"
Vermont- —Parker is.
Virginia Parker 24.
Washington— Hearst 10. .
West Virginia Parker 10, Hearst
2, Gorman I,
Wisconsin—-Wall 26.
Wyoming—Hearst 0.
Alaska Parker 6.'
Arizona —Hearst C.
District of Columbia— Parker 6.
Indian Territory — Parker 5,
Hearst 1. y,
Hawaii-—Hearat <>.
New Mexico — He;. 6.
Oklahoma —Parker 2, Hearst 2,
iiicClellart I, Olneyyl.
Porto Rico —Parker 2, Hearst 4.
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Victim Is Identified as John Alexson-A ISegro
Named Jake Field Arrested Early This
MornlngHeld on Suspicion of Being
Implicated In the Crime
■ .Take Field, a colored porter, was
arrested at 6 o'clock this morning
by Detective Smith and Captain Law
rence, on suspicion of being impli
cated In the murder of John Axelson.
a laborer, who wan stabbed to death
on Pacific, avenue near Twenty-first
street \ shortly after 1 o'clock last
night. ' ' '
Stubbed in thr liicnht.
The murdered man was stabbed
in the breast, and fell face down
ward. .The body was discovered ly
ing in a pool of blood by Officer Busn,
who was on his regular beat.' When
F. H. nnldie, who. It Ih alleged, has
the management of the slot machines
now operating in Tacouia, says that
he has no knowledge of any action
being brought against him by one
B. L. Mead.
"I haven't heard of any suits being
brought against me." he said, "and
don't see why there should by. This
man Mead used to run Home ma
chines in Olympia, but I don't know
thai he hut any here. My time is
taken up with my own business and
I don't have time to look alter iik.
affairs of anybody else."
The above statement wu» made )>y
Mr. Baldle when he was asked about
ihe frietlott that Is reported to exist
Advices from the American lake
region indicate that the federal offi
cers are highly pleased with the
location of the camps. Their enthu
siasm over the situation Is unbound
ed, and has been warmly expressed In
a number of letters to the war de
part ment.
The location has commended itself
so highly to General Kunston that
lie hap expressed himself as favoring
ihe place for a permanent camp site.
He says:
"The territory in Jhis vicinity Is
Judge Parker's Grandchildren.
undoubtedly the best suited for man
euvers and the mobilization of large
bodies of troops of any on the coaat.
The climatic condition* are good. , It.
is conveniently situated In regard to
transportation familitles, and there Is
room here for an Immense army,. Hie
water supply is as good S I could be
asked, mid we already ba«e a ■ -uf
nclent supply, by extending our pipes
a little, for 30,000 men. The toll
is of such a nature that everything
drains off and roads for toil reason,
too, are always good. Tna roads In
this district, I am told, are never
muddy, even during the rainy n>n:ion.
i have several times recommended
that the government purchase a large
tract in this neighborhood for >, per
manent camping ground, a maneuver
district and mobilization point."
Captain I' A. Grant, division quar
termaster, Is another who !« equally
found, the body was still warm and
blood was gushing from an ugly
The Identity of the dead man wan
not known until this morning, when
John Batsch, proprietor sf the Oar
tield hotel, called at the coroner's of
llce and identified htm as one of his
Hatschi stated thai AxHnon worked
with a section gang on the Inter
urban. Yesterday the murdered man
drew hit) month's salary and Immedi
ately started out on | drunk. Me
wan last seen by Katnchl about 1Z
o'clock, but at that time he seemvd
to be able to take care of himself.
Nctcio taspected.
Suspicion at once pointed to a ne-
among the slot machine operators In
Tacoma. ; .. „ • „ ,r .
, The story is to the effect that by
an arrangement with the city admin
istration, Baldle, for h stipulated
number, of plunks per month, has
secured the lion's share of- the:slot
machinebbusines s in Tacoma. 15. L.
Mead, who owns ; some machines,
tried to butt In for a share of the
business, but found ■'that^Baldle,"bo
to speak, had a sort of a fence around
the business. ; Failing to make a deal
■with Haldle, so the story goes, Mead
is reported to have appealed to the.
city authorities,,'He did, not get.the
glad hand there,-and,now.-threatens
to go Into court and put Baldie out
Of business..
positive in his declarations, v.'hen
asjted hi* opinion he said;
"ii Is unquestlonabl) ite beet
oamping ground I have seen on the
Pacific COatS, It is especially favora
bly located as regards transportation
by water and railroad. The wator
supply 1b of the best quality and tiip
pumping plants already here could,
by extending pump lines, accommo-
date 30,00fl men. They win accom
modate 10,000 now. The soil is solid
gravel, with a heavy How of water
underneath, which l» easily taii]»;i
The local ion of the leniMiy 1« ex
cellenl as regards the supply of for
age, straw and wood.
"The facilities for unloading from
trains are already good, there being
Ridings at Lakfrview, Murray and
liUgginß. The Bound is bill a Hhort
distance away. There are wharves
within easy reach, and others could
Be built. There are already telegrapn
stations convenient."
rhalrmnn Frank If. Lamborn of
the franchise committee ol the city
council today announced ihat in all
probability he. would call a meeting
One Cent
sro: with whom ■ Axelson had; hart
rom«. trouble in a saloon - earlier In
the evening, anil th« officers followed
up their clue, ■ which led to the nr
rest Of Field.' ■ •
The 'police,;however,'are not' cer- •
tain ; t hat. Field ..was iln i any way im
plicated In the murder, but. ho will lie
held pending a careful invent Inn.
Vi<l4r*i Made No Outcry. ;
: Axeli«on wiui " stabbed I only r one*,'
but« the instrument ■: lined had "pen**l,,
trat«d '• the man's * vital , organs ; and
he :• died '^without ■■' a . ntruegle. The .
inurdtwr evidently met Axplson faco ■'
to ' face'and; plunged hi* stiletto;lnto
his astonished r.vlotltn• before: the lat
ter ': could ;■ make i anyJ outory. ,r .
, Many* people' were jin * the. vicinity
about.' the time the murder was corn- v
mitted, and the Hheln' hotel is; only ■
a short distance from the place whim
the man was killed, yet no '• one heard ?
a sound from the tragedy. "
; < The body.; of Axelson.waS' removed •,
to the undertaker's,-;and an imiuetit
will be held: over,, the remains ;thts
afternoon. BBS
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of the i committee for -Tuesday nlKht \
at 8 o'clock,' at the city hall, to titho
up the T.: It. « P. power franchise,*?:
which s:lss now In v the 'handsjof the .
committee, r
■i There In £ much*!: Interest ;,i being!
Hhown by ; business' men ;In this fran-"
cliiHe, and undoubtedly^ when :'the
committee,' meets ! next r Tuesday to
consider the- Question the council
chamber, will ;be t filled wlthtTacoma ..•■
citizens who I desire ..to' see i tho; com
mittee and the city cooDcil "turn the
franchise down inits present form. •
Building Inspector Sherman,today
carried his crusade ' against v old f and
unsafe ■buildings,'sevcral "i, steps;* fur
thet^fe 3"he; biiildiriK; occjpledsby ;|the
Svea saloon and tho?»Cable Mtau
rant, • 1106 1, and 1108 !: Commerce
street, and i owned by Myron:, Cogs
well, was ordered removed within the
next .mi days,; ■-■>■■'.■. .-
The Fidelity. Rent ft &;;;Collection
company'was-also 'ordered "Uov tear
down the 'buildings at 1109 C street
and ' 1110', Commerce, street '. One' of
the' old ■;buildings Is; used for a dye
works and the other for a carpenter
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A post mortem examination, wan
held yesterday;by Dr. T. B.°Currant
county physician, over; the' body ol
John Bust, an Austrian, who was
found dead In ; <:h uto '■■ No. 17 of \ the {'
Gale Creek?coal mine Thursday |
last. ' The examination revealed \ tho ! :
fact that the left 1 lung was free from
air and very black. , The j right lung
was half filled with air and was also
black, This condition- showed that
death was due to suffocation.
John Stewart, .the mine foreman, I
who found; the body,;said that he
went into '•■".''chute 1 No. v 17' about. 21
o'clock Thursday afternoon and saw ;■
Bust lying down with his coat under
him, Stewart* thought him asleep, but
on giving Ills leg a quick jerk ;to
awaken him,' wan horrilied to flnd'tha'.
man dead. ', He then called to ' some l
other, miners and with their help; the I
body was brought to the surface.'.;
The chute had been Bred about an
hour before and it is 'thought? that 1
Jiu.-l entered It too soon- after the
discharge. He had 'evidently tried
to drive out the smoke, an miners;
sometimes do, and had been over-,
come by the fumes. Deputy, coroner
Mellinger, who made an examination
of the , chute,; concluded ; the
man had died from suffocation.
The : Austrian", society p of ' Bnum
claw, of-which Ihe deceased was* a
member, will take charge of Hie fu
neral. • f ;
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The first copy of the new city dl
rectory was received from the bind
ery by | The Times today. I Although
the new book is not quite as large as
the;last'one* it contains more names,
as they are arranged In double col
umn. «.'• ■ ;■■;•, v-i. "■■■■'- ■.■ ■ '.' ■ *'-■■■■■-. \
The number of names in the direc
tory is 26,062, an increase over lust
year -of • 1.906. It. * also?? contains '* a !
large amount of valuable general In- '
Mrs. Sophia Zulinsky wan fined $10
and costs in .Judge Griffin's court
today, for buying second-hand go&ost
without '. reporting, the same; to ; the
police., Mrs. /tillnsky pleaded ignor
ance of the law as an excuse fur not
reporting the purchase.

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