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Continued From Flrat Page,
vnnla; Mr. Campau, and Mr. Johnson be-
Ing present Again the platform was
gone over with special reference to learn
ing where the Pennsylvania sentiment
may l>e counted on in the general move
towards 'harmony. •
While all these conferences were going
on Mr. Hill, of New York, had arrived
end departed without pausing long
enough to confer witn the other New
York le»iders. His appearance early in
the day started speculations as to his
purpose, and as to the vice presidency,
Itut his hurried departure for Lincoln on
the telegraphic summons from Mr. Bry
an caused little less than a sensation
ng the convention chiefs. The New
Yorkers were as much mystified as the
others. As the overture had come from
Mr. Bryan it was regarded as another
harbinger of that peace and reconcilia
tion which are being industriously sought
iiy the party leaders. Its effect on the
•Hill vice presidential movement was
problematical, with the indications that
such an evidence of good feeling would
strengthen the New Yorker among those
naturally most hostile to him, the de
\"!til persona] adherents of Mr. Bryan,
and of the cause on which he and Mr.
Hill differed so widely. During his brief
stay here the ex-senator did not commit
hlmsc If on the vice presidency, but his
close personal friends gave the impres
sion that he would accept if called upon
by the imperative demands of the con
vention. The New Yorkers not personally
Identified with Mr. Hill look askew at
the movement toward him, but say that
if the rest of the country want Hill he
Will be acceptable to them.
The arrival of the Pennsylvania and
Wisconsin delegations today gave a de
cidedly Hill tone to the political atmos
phere, notwithstanding the assertion of
f>ome of the foremost leaders that the
Hill movement had reached its climax
B.nd was now on the decline. As for the
other vice presidential movements each
has its hopes and vicissitudes, and no
one of them has shown such preponder
ating strength as to seem really formid
a-ble. , .....tsMAi
I'iilko of the Various State Delegates
Is Felt.
KANSAS CITY, July I.—New York:
Richard Croker, Dr. Cosby, health com
missioner of New York city; former Sen
itor Murphy, Andrew Freedman and oth
tr leaders of Tammany hall, were the first
>f the New York delegation to appear.
They arrived this morning, fatigued from
!he journey, and remained In their apart
ments most of the day. Mr. Croker and
Senator Murphy have visited convention
tiall during the day. Neither would talk
Oh politics.
"Tammany rather favors the nomina
tion for the vice presidency of a man from
(cine close Western state, tay Ohio or
Indiana," said Dr. Cosby. "But whoever
!lie convention In Its wisdom sees fit
lo nominate will receive loyal support, and
we will expect to win with him. Ben
phivcley, of Indiana, would make a first
tlnss man. But any one, so long as he
if a good Democrat."
"Senator Hill, for Instance?"
"Yes, Senator Hill. I know these are
Mr. Crokers sentiments. The platform as
adopted by the convention will be our
So far as the free silver issue was con
terned. Dr. Cosby said, the platform has
not been discussed, and he did not know
Mr. Croker's opinion on that matter.
Elliot Danforth, of New York, was one
>f the early callers today at the apart
ments of former Gov. Hill. He did not
>cc Mr. Hill, as the latter already had
left for Lincoln.
"In the ordinary acceptation of the
lerm," said Mr. Danforth, "I am not a
tandidate for the vice presidency or for
»ny other office. Our delegation Is not
here yet, at least all of the members are
tot, and as no conference has been held
\ty the delegates, no course of action has
been mapped out. I should be proud to
candidate for vice president on the
ticket wth Mr. Bryan, but I am not seek
ing the nomination and shall not, believ
ing that the convention will do that which
Is wisest and best.
"As to the platform," replied Mr. Dan
forth, In response to Inquiries, "the po-
Pltlon of the New York Democracy was
very well defined in our state platform.
Our people, by the attitude of their repre
tives in that convention, are not in
favor of having the platform adopted by
the Kansas City convention emphasize
ji declaration that the money question is
the issue this time of paramount impor
tance. Personally I gave cheerful and
cordial support to the candidates and plat
form of I&9C, and I will gi ye the same
earnest support to the candidates and
platform of 1900. To my mind new Issues
of vital importance, not alone to the Dem
ocratic party, but also to the people of
Ihe United States, without reference to
the 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 the
political platform, as because they are
the issues in which the people themselves
are most deeply interested."
The New York leaders who are known
ns the Croker faction did not meet ex-
Senator Hill after their arrival in tho
city. Mr. Croker, ex-Senator Murphy and
Judge Van Wyck had conferences with
B< nator Jones and other Democratic lead
ers during the day, but little developed
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regarding either the platform or the vice
presidential candidate.
"Will New York support Hill for vice
president?" Mr. Murphy was asked.
"Yes, if the convention wants him, and
he would be a strong candidate, too. He
has strength through 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
anyone the cortVentlon wants."
During the day there was some talk
about the differences between Croker and
Hill. Some of the pronounced anti-Hill
men in the New York contingent are
paid to be urging Cruker to turn Hill
down for everything, not even to give
him one of the minor committee places.
Van "VVyek and Hill are both anxious to
represent New York on the resolutions
committee. Van Wyck has already
drafted a platform which he has been
showing to different delegates. In case
of a clash between these men it is said
that Croker could control the delegation
for Van Wyck, but the belief is that
in the interest of harmony he will give
Hill what he wants, and that the ex-sen
ator will serve on the resolutions com
"If he does," said a New Yorker, "you
will see Hill chairman of the commit
tee. But that will depend upon the re
sult of the conference at Lincoln "
As to the candidacy of Mr. Sulzer, the
New Yorkers take the same position
they do regarding every other New York
man who is mentioned for vice presi
"If the convention wants JTSI " said
Senator Murphy, "New York will sup
port him."
The senator went on to speak in the
most kindly terms of Mr. Sulzer, saying
that he would be a good canuidate.
The advance guard of the Wisconsin
delegation, headed by Mayor David S
2?w' ,? Milw*ukee. and j. M. Clancy!
of Madison, who holds National Commit
teeman's Wall's proxy, arrived today
Mayor Rose was non-committal on the
question of the vice presidential nomina
"I am not in a positron to say what
action th e Wisconsin delegation will
take, said he. "I have had very little
communication with the members of the
and until we get together
and talk together over the situation it
w be useless for me to say whom we
will support for the nomination. The
fuU delegatton will not be here until
tomorrow night, probably."
"1 low about Hill?"
"Well, Mr. Hin "has friends wherever
you will find Democrats," he replied
Committee-man Clancy, however 'was
very pronounced in his advocacy of the
nomination of Hill.
"We want a man who can carry New
York against Gov. Roosevelt," said he
Hiil can do that. He will bring more
votes to the ticket than any man we
SSJSi nt u£ and l belleve he win be «■
2 , \ lerf iS a Very stronS sentl
"fi "}, r lls fa, vor amone the members
of tho Wisconsin delegation, with whom
I have talked, and I believe there will
EI^SFW Roosevelt boom developed
for I 111 before the convention is called
to order. Among the Wisconsin delegate
the nomination of Charles A. Towne was
not regarded with favor. S
thSt & "", im l)robabiHty, don't you
&!«? S-pZ aßked ho' turnln * to Mayor
Rose. The latter nodded assent
Thelnflmion of a free silver plank In
he platform did not find favor among
oJI uSa\Z' most of those wh« «"id
X* 7. a"yth-lngr at 'l'l favoring the slm
form U°n °f the Chlca *° Plat"
i,J£ cc rPft nnr Vlvania 100 strong,
under the leadership of Col. James M
Guffey reached here today. Among the
delegates at large ie ex-Gov. Robert B
possible vice presidential candidate The
Davfd Bn>Tnn WeVe[' aS a whole '
David B. Hill, and unless the situation
changes the sixty-four votes of Pen"
sylvania will g0 to the New Yorker
As outlined by Col. Guffey, the delegation
aso favors a bimetallism plank in the
Platform without reference'to the npZ
ciflc ratio. The utmost harmony pre
vails throughout the entire delegation
The Kansas delegation arrived in force
today and took up quarters at the Bal
atT/r fteL J- °- J°hnSOn ' dele *ate
at large from Peabody, Kan., said soon
after the delegation had arrived:
"We have not really organized as yet
and we are hardly i n a position to make
any declaration of principles. We are
of course, for the reaffirmation of the
Chicago platform and desire the insertion
of a plank in the platform calling for
16 to 1. We have as yet made no for
mal canvass of the delegation but
I know that that 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. but as we
feel at the present time we will follow
the lead of the state of New York and
support any man whom it may decide
upon. \Ve feel rather friendly to all of
the vice presidential candidates, how
ever, and really have no particular fa
vorite. The vice presidency is largely
a matter of expediency at the best and
we will be disposed to go for the man
who can throw the most strength on the
The Illinois delegation will not arrive
In force until Tuesday, but several mem
bers are here, including National Com
mitteeman Gahan. In discussing the
KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 1.-The plat
form to be adopted by the Democratic
national convention will contain a dec
laration for the free coinage of silver
at the ratio of 16 to 1, unless Mr. Bryan
changes his attitude, and each arrival
from Lincoln brings renewed assurances
that the fore-ordained nominee of the
convention is maintaining his position in
favor of the declaration.
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 practically all the delegates are
instructed for the renomination of the
candidate for 16 to 1 he has an excel
lent right to have the resolutions har
monize with his views on any or all sub-
Jecfs. However, while it is true that
while the indications point strongly to
the specfic utterance above outlined
there are many opponents to such a
course. This opposition apparently orig
inated with former Senator Hill, of New
York, and his following, .and it has been
taken up by other leaders in various sec
tions of the country.
The Tammanyites of New York appear
to be entirely reconciled to any silver
plank, however extreme, but other fac
tions unite in opposing it. Judge Van
Wyck, Elliot Danforth and J. Brisbin
Walker all unite in this position, though
disagreeing as to motives. Mr. Danforth
says there are other questions more Im
portant, and while professing loyalty to
the white metal, he thinks it should not
be the paramount question in the declar
ations of principles.
. Senator James K f ,yJftnes, chairman of
the national comrij&tee, and ex-Gov.
Stone, of Missouri, both of them recog
nized as staunch leaders of the silver
sentiment, are of the opinion that a re
affirmation of the Chicago platform is
all that Is necessary. Gov. Stone said
today that he considered the differences
that have manifested themselves a mere
stand to be taken by the delegation on
the silver proposition, Mr. Gahan said to
"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 con
vention that we were in favor of the re
afflrmation of the Chicago platform in
spirit and letter and we made no men
tion of figures in discussing the silver
plank of our platform. We, stand in
just that position today and the chances
are that we will stay there until the
Regarding the vice presidential matter
Mr. Gahan 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 he can secure the second
place on the ticket if placed in nomina
Mr. Gahan and William Hinrlchsen to
day held a long distance telephone con
versation 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 flat
ly. Outside of the candidacy of Mr.
Harrison the Illinois delegation feels
friendly to Shively, of Indiana.
Members pt the Arizona delegation,
who arrived today, were pronouncedly In
favor of the nomination for vice presi
dent of Charles M. Towne. Should his
nomination not be possible then Con
gressman Sulzer, of New York is fa
vored. As to the platform, an explicit
declaration in favor of free silver is
favored, although a simple reaffirmation
of the Chicago platform would be satis
factory to the Arizona men.
The delegates are strongly against the
nomination of Hill.
"His action in the convention of four
years ago put him in disfavor through
out 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 New York. Congressman Sulzer Is
much liked."
The contesting delegation from Mon
tana representing the Marcus Daly fac
tion of the party In the state arrived to
day, the party including Gov. Smith, for
mer Senator Martin Maginnis and ex-Con
gressman Hartman. Until the Montana
contest Is settled by the national commit
tee no formal plan of action will be map
ped out by the delegation, either in re
gard to the platform or the vice presiden
tial nomination. Towne is, however, a
warm favorite for the nomination, with
perhaps Congressman Sulzer, of New
York, for second choice.
"Personally, I favor Mr. Towne," said
Gov. Smithy "and I believe most of the
Montana delegates do. We intend to fight
for a positive declaration In favor of free
Coinage of silver as a plank in the plat
form, and Congressman Towne certainly
represents our ideas In regard to this.
But of course we will not settle on any
concerted plan of action until our con
test is settled."
Hill, as a vice presidential possibility, is
not regarded with favor by the Montana
Among the late arrivals today were L.
Rosing and T. D. O'Brien, both delegates
at large, of Minnesota. Mr. Rosing is
the private secretary of Gov. Lind, and
chairman of the state central committee,
and Mr. O'Brien the Minnesota member
of the national committee. They are sim
ply the advance guard of the Minnesota
delegation, which is not expected to ar
rive before Tuesday. The delegation
meeting will be held on Wednesday morn-
The Minnesota delegation was Instruct
ed for Towne for vice president, and both
Mr. Rosing and Mr. O'Brien are enthusi
astic in their advocacy of his nomina
tion. Mr. Rosing will place Mr. Towne
in nomination.
Nomination Seems to Be for Any One
Who Can Reach.
KANSAS CTTY, Mo., July I.— The Dem
ocratic vice presidentlil nomination Is
still for anybody—that Is, anybody who
can Teach it. Here Is a list to choose
from: William Sulzer, David B. Hill,
Elliot Danforth, Judge A. B. Parker, of
New York; Benjamin F. Shiveley, Indi
ana; Charles A. Town'n, Minnesota; Car
tor H. Harrison, Illinois; Ben ton Mc-
Millin, Tennessee; James Hamilton
Lewis, Washington; Robert A. Pattison,
Pennsylvania; Arthur P. Gorman, Mary
land; C. J. Campau, Michigan; David S.
Rose, Wisconsin; David Overmeyer, Kan
sas; William J. Stone, Missouri; Fred
Williams, Massachusetts. There may be
some others, but they are not "men
tioned." Some are avowed candidates
and others are not, and some do not
even expect to be presented to the con
The active candidates ar*e Sulzer and
Towne. Others expect a complimentary
vote, but both of these gentlemen want
tha nomination and their friends are
working for them with much earnest
ness. Friends of Shive'ey are also
pressing him, but the Indiana man Is
discouraging them. Shiveley has his eye
on a seat in the senate, which is more
attractive to him than a nomination for
the vice presidency. JVs does not care
to offend his Indiana friends by being
churlish regarding the vice presidency
but he Is doing what he can to discour
age the talk about himself. The friends
of Towne say Shiveley is not and will
quibble, but he declined to say whether he
would be willing to stop with the re
afflrmatton of the declaration of 1596.
Many Southern delegates express them
selves as indifferent on the point, a nd are
inclined to make the concession demanded
by the Hill sentiment.
National Committeeman Campaii is
also inclined to subordinate the question
of ratio to other subjects of current im
port. On the other hand, George Fred
Williams announces that he considers the
financial question of the greatest impor
tance, and says he feels certail the New
England delegates are practically solid
on that question.
"The free coinage of silver at 16 to 1
was the touchstone of the campaign of
189G, he said, "and its reaffirmation will
add strength to the cause in the coming
Judge Decker, a delegate at large
from Pennsylvania, and secretary of the
congressional campaign committee, takes
a somewhat different view, but he would
not stop at a mere declaration of the
Chicago platform. He holds that new
conditions will render it necessary to add
something to what .was said on tru&r.
in 18l'G, and he says that to make an ad
dition in that subject and not to make it
on the linances would be considered in
vidious and would result injuriously. He
would, however, not use the phrase 16 to
1, but would declare for free coinage at
"the legal ratio." It is expected that the
silver Republican party will ask to be
consulted upon the question of the finan
cial plank. The representatives of that
party already here express a strong pref
erence for a positive declaration for the
old ratio.
"We want 16 to 1," said former Senator
Dubois, of Idaho, today, "and if they will
put Towne on the ticket with Bryan
we will be willing to make concessions
on the silver plank. If, however, such
a man as Hill is to be nominated wa
want an ironclad silver plank. Thus you
not be a candidate. Another man who
is strongly mentioned is
Illinois men say he prevented the state
convention from naming him for gov
ernor or instructing for him for vice
president. It is said he will come here
and make it plain that he d°ps not wish
to be a candidate.
Among the incipient booms launched to-,
day were those of ex-Senatyr Gorman
and Gov. McMlllln. Henry D. Clayton,
member of the national committee from
Alabama, talked about Got man as an
available candidate, while Buck Hinrich
sen, of Illinois, was sponsor of McMillin.
Mr. Hinrichsen said McMillan had a fec
ord of twenty years in congress which
could not be touched, and that he was a
vote getter in other statfca 'besides Ten
Quite an interesting and unknown quan
tity is the suggestion abOjUt ex-Senator
Hill. He seems to have considerable
strength in different parts of the country,
and several delegations intend to vote for
him. When Mr. Hill arrived here today
and was taking his breakfast in the
Ccates house, a man experienced in con
ventions said: "Hill is going i 0 be nom
inated for vice president." '
The remark was repeated to Hill. "How
long has he been here?" asked tho ex
"Arrived this morning," was the an
"He will know better after he has
been here a little longer," replied Hill.
That was all he had to say about his
vice presidential prospects or possibilities.
The departure of Hill for Lincoln caus
ed any amount of speculation and
Croker don't like it a little bit, said a
man wearing a Tammany badge. Others
insisted that Hill had not been invited at
all, while there was another lot who
jumped to the conclusion that Hill had
gone to Lincoln to arrange for his own
nomination as vice president. Those who
know the ex-senator can misgive the grim
satisfaction he is having over the spec
ulation, not to say consternation, he has
caused by his trip to the Democratic
Every time Hill is mentioned seriously
some one recalls the position he took on
the tariff bill and his position in politics
since that time.
"Towne is the logical candidate," re
marked Senator Pettigrew, "and that is
why he is going to be nominated. Ne
braska is going to second his nomination
and support him," he continued, "and
that ought to be a sufficient indication as
to the way Bryan feels toward him."
Minnesota and South Dakota are in
structed for Towne, and delegates from
other states are for him. George Fred
Williams Is working quietly to secure
support for him in New Ejigland. "We
ought to have a man for vice president
who will carry out Mr. Bryan's views,"
said Mr. Williams, "should anything hap
pen to Mr. Bryan after he is selected."
In looking over the field Mr. Williams
thought Mr. Towne came nearer the ideal
candidate than any man mentioned, al
though he was not ready to say that
Massachusetts would vote for him.
The fact that so many names have been
suggested, and that so ma n y delegates
are casting about for a candidate, Indi
cates the nebulous state of the vice pres
idential situation. It may clear up and
some one be agroed on before the conven
tion meets, but the present indications are
that the contest will be determined by
ballot in the convention.
Dr. H. S. Taylor and Eugene Smith, of
Chicago, members of the Populist national
executive committee and forerunners of
that committee, arrived today. There is
to be a full meeting of this committee
here during the Democratic national con
vention, the purpose of which is to do all
that is possible In the interest of Mr
Towne'.s candidacy for the vice presi
dency. Dr. Taylor and Smith say that
much progress is being made in the
presentation of Mr. Towne's claims and
they consider him the strongest candidate
in the field. Speaking o f the situation to
day they agreed there were several states
otherwise doubtful which "the nomination
of Mr. Towne would maHe. : certain for tho
ticket. Included in their' 1 Uat- were the
states of Kansas, Nebraska, Wyoming,
Idaho, Montana, Utah and South Dakota.
They also expressed the opinion that the
selection of Mr. Towne would add vastly
to the chances of carrying Michigan, Min
nesota, Indiana and Illinois.
A Number of DIM in X ,, isln-d Purty
Men See Mr. Bryan.
LINCOLN, Neb., July 1.-Ex-Senator
David B. Hill is spending the night
in Lincoln, coming h«>re from Kansas
City at the solicitation, it is as
serted, of Mr. Bryan, with whom he wag
< i": < ted for sevesal hours at the home of
the latler. Senator Hill arrived on the
Missouri Pacific this morning, and was
met by Mr. Bryan and a number of vis
iting politicians at the, Lncoln hotel,
where Mr. Bryan, Senator Hill, Judge
Addison Tibbetts, delegate' at large from !
Neoraska; National .Committeeroan
Woodson, of Kentucky,, and Jame3 G.
McGuire and Eugene jjughes, district
delegates from New York state, sat down
to dinner. Mr. Bryan and. Senator Hill
left an hour later for the Bi^an home for
a conference which provedUo bo extend
ed In .the midst of it Mr. Bryan was
asked if he or Mr. Hill wfilild make any
statement for the Associated Press as
to the visit of the New Yorker or the
subject under discussion."
"So far as I am conc*«<h<ed, I have no
statement to make," w;js>tl»<> reply.
"Senator Hill says he,.-has nothing to
say," came a moment .iat-r from Mr.
Bryan, after putting the' question to his
Earlier in the evening ijicfore leaving
the hotel. Senator Hill excused himself
from the newspaper men, Insisting he had
nothing to say. Senator Hill will return
see," the ox-senator concluded, "the per
sonality of the vice presidential candi
date may have a decided influence on
the platform and vice versa. Bryan and
Towne would be a platform in them
Mr. Bryan's position, according to those
in touch with him, is this: He holds
that the popularity of the Democratic
ticket in 1896 was due largvly to the |
stand taken by the party on the financial
question, r.nd to take a backward step
would be like taking ]n the old strong
holds without strengthening others and
there would be no hope of winning.
It is said that he regards the platform
of more importance thfcn" the ticket. He
thinks also that if he Whßuld take any
other position he would *be accused of
vacillation and that, in''sh.G,rt, everything
is to be lost by making a change, while
there is nothing to be trained by it.
Those who a^ree with Mr. Bryan on
this point contend that 'twere 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 disre
gard his wishes on thiKopolnt. Hence
they contend, with greajt confidence, that
whether the Chicago platform is reaf
lirmed or not there wijl Jse an unequiv
ocal pronouncement for the white metal.
For the rest the re-solutions will de
nounce the gold standarffr and the^orto
Hicun measure of the last-ee.ssion of con
gress. It will condenVri'* trusts in un
measured terms, and Vt~the same time
accuse the Republican party of fostering
and maintaining th^m. The administra
tion will be condemned for its Philippine
policy, and it will be recommended that
the Philippines be placed on the same
looting as Cuba. In the same manner
will there will be planks denouncing
militarism and imperialism, also demand
ing reforms in civil service, pensions
and other matters; also a declaration of
sympathy with the Bo«r»
to Kansas City at 5 o'clock tomorrow
The feature of the day in Lincoln, aside
the visit of Mr. Hill, was the fact that a
draft of the Democratic platform, said to
nave the Indorsement of Mr. Bryan an,:
meeting the approval of his friends in
nearly half the states in the Union, has
been made. It makes the three leading
issues of the campaign imperialism, mili
tarism and trusts, in the order named.
The financial plank, oceording to the pres
ent draft will be a brief plank reaffirm
ing the Chicago platform, and in that
plank is the reafflrmation of 16 to 1. in
come tax, repeal of the currency laws and
minor issues.
There was a thinning out this morn
ing of the Democratic politicians
who have been here for the past
three days, all going to Kansas
City, but enough new ones came in to
nearly fill the gap, and Mr. Bryan was
kept busy receiving his visitors until late
in the evening. The Bryan pew In the
First Presbyterian church was not occu
pied at the morning service, Mr. Bryan
admitting that he did not get up in time
to attend church.
Shortly after noon he saddled his horse
and rode to the Burlington depot to keep
an appointment with a party of Mississip
pi editorial excursionists, who have been
to Salt Lake City and came in today from
Denver. There were seventy-five In the
party, many of them ladies, and they
cheered Mr. Bryan when he appeared.
Ira Woodson, Democratic national com
mitteeman for Kentucky; Mayor James G
McGuire. of Syracuse, N. V., and Eugene.
Hughes, treasurer of the Democratic state
committee of New York, also of Syr
acuse, arrived during the day. Mr. Wood
son met Mr. Bryan by appointment at 4
o'clock, and they were in conference some
time. Later, accompanied by the New
York gentleman, they paid a visit to the
Bryan farm.
John M. Tomlinson, of Alabama, a dele
gate at large from that state, who is also
chairman of the National Bimetallic
league, gave the Associated Press the fol
lowing: "The bimetallists will not Insist
on giving the currency question any more
prominence in the platform than the ques
tion of imperialism or trusts; will insist
on a specific declaration for the independ
ent coinage of gold and silver at the ex
isting legal ratio of 16 to 1. Why any one
should favor a general reafflrmation of
the Chicago platform and oppose a spe
cilie declaration on the currency ques
tion is not plain, unless it be to give our
opponents an opportunity to say—which
they would say—that we had weakened on
the currency plank of 1896.
"I do not think there will be any doubt
about the platform containing specific dec
larations. Mr. Bryan, who knows but one
way of fighting, and that is In a direct and
straightforward way, could hardly be
asked to stand on a platform about which
there could be the least mlsunderstanU
"Am to the vice presidency, I do not an
ticipate that the convention would so
li et a man not in accord with the head of
the ticket, and all the declarations of the
platform that will bo adopted."
Mr. Tomllnson is regarded as standing:
as close to Mr. Bryan as any of the gen
tlemen who have visited Lincoln.
National Committepman Woodson, of
Kentucky, tonight gave the following to
the Associated Press:
"Ihe feverish anxiety of somo of our
fri( ads who wrro not very enthusiastic
in their support of the Chicago platform
In 1896 to have that platform simply re
affirmed indicates that, in their estima
tion, there Is a difference between reaf-
Armatlon and restating a principle. The
object, it Is manifest, is to slight silver.
Other planks of the Chicago platform will
be restated with emphasis, and this all
.seem to desire. And to slight silver would
be heralded as an abandonment and
claimed as a victory by the advocates of
the gold standard. This would embarrass
Mr. Bryan in the campaign, who has made
his greatest reputation as the champion
of silver, and as a man who dodges no
issues. If the convention desires to get
away from silver it should nominate some
other candidate than Bryan. I do not
believe the convention will fall to restate
Its loyalty to bimetallism In aa strong
terms as were employed in 1836.
"I have been disposed to favor Shlveley
as the candidate for vice president, and
I see no reason why I should change. He
is as true to the party as Bryan himself
He Is a splendid campaigner, and would
be of great assistance to Mr. Bryan in
that particular. His location is right
Towne would make on ideal running
mate for Bryan under different circum
stances, but I don't believe his nomina
tion possible. The shot that killed Qoebel
sounded the death knoll of the Republic
an party. If this is not literally true
surely, then, the act of the recent Ken
tucky Republican convention Indorsing
the conduct of Taylor does settle it."
Mr. Woodson concluded by saying that
Gov. Mount, of Indiana, is entirely with
out excuse in harboring Mr. Taylor. Mr
Woodson left tonight for Kansas City
to be in attendance at the meeting of the
national committee tomorrow.
Will Open a t?vo IJn>«» Session at
Kansas City.
KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 1.-The
United States Monetary league is to hold
a two days' meeting here, commencing
at 10 o'clock tomorrow morning. An in
vitatlon has been sent to Mr. Bryan to
address the le?gue, but he replied that
he could not do so as it was not his in
tention to visit Kansas City this week.
It is understood that he said in his let
ter that he would hold the 16 to 1 propo
sition. It is given out officially that the
league will take no action, the session
to be devoted entirely to specchmaking.
It i.s probable, however, that the members
of the league expect to have some influ
ence in the making of the monetary
plank of the platform of the national
Democratic convention. Among others
who are on the programme for addresses
tomorrow are: W. If. (Coin) Harvey, of
■ Chicago; ex-Gov. John P. St. John, of
Kansas; J. R. Sovereign, of Arkansas,
and Congressman Sulzcr, of New York.
Tuesday the speakers v.Jll be Thomas JJ.
Barkworth, of Michigan; Hon. Charles
A. Towne, of Minnesota; George Fred
Williams, of Boston, Mass.; Gen. J. B.
Weaver, of Iowa; Hon. Alexander Del
mar, of New York, and Hon. Flavlus J.
Van Vorhis, of Indiana.
The meeting will be called to order by
Hon. Charles I. Thompson, of Denver,
the president of the league, and will
then be turned over to Judge John W.
Henry, president of the Kansas City
branch. It i.s possible that some one may
offer a resolution expressing the views
of the league for the guidance of the
committee on resolutions of the Demo
cratic convention.
Think* the IMntrorm Will Empha
hlzo Sixteen to One.
KANSAS CITY, Mo., July I.—Senator
Pettlgrew, of South Dakota, one of the
leaders of the silver Republican forces,
arrived here today. He did not come to
attend the convention of the silver Re
publicans, although he was one of the or
ganizers of the movement, but aa a mem
ber of the committee appointed by the
Populist convention held recently in Sioux
Falls to attend this convention for the
purpose of urging the nomination of
Charles A. Towne for vice president. Sen
ator Pettigrew is vigorous in his advocacy
not only of Towne's nomination, but also
of the adoption of a plank declaring flatly
for the free and unlimited coinage of sil
ver at the ratio of 16 to 1. He believes
the convention will make a specific dec
laration on the money question, and that
declaration will be for £*cc coinage as
distinctly aB was that of the Chicago,
"This convention will write Its own
Health for Ten Cent*.
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bright eye?, perfect health —Cascarets
Candy Cathartic will obtain and secure
them for you. All druggists, 10c, 25c, SOc.
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Fifth Avenue, Chicago, W l)
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venxent station in Chi- fes* <j*mas
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platform," he declared earnestly. "The
simple reafflrmation of the Chicago plat
form would not be satisfactory to the
people. They have had enough of back-
Ing and filling and demand a straight-out
declaration of principles. This is not to
be the convention of 1896 any more than
that was the convention of '92. Kach na
tional convention writes its own platform.
This convention will do so. Of course,
practically, the platform, at least bo far
as the money plank is concerned, Is writ
ten already. It will reflect Mr. Bryan's
"Then you think a Bpeciflc declaration
in favor of free coinage at the ratio of 16
to 1 will be Inserted in the platform?"
"I do, certainly," tne senator replied em
phatically. "Mr. Bryan has stated dis
tinctly his views on that point In recent
utterances ftnd writings, and it is known
absolutely that he favors such a declara
tion. Ills desires undoubtedly will be re-
Bpected by the convention."
"What, In your opinion, senator, la the
object of Gov. Hill's visit to Mr. Bryan?"
"Oh," he replied, laughingly, "Hill has
gone to Lincoln to get a bean. He has no
chips with which to get in the game, and
he had to have some. He thought he
might get some from Bryan."
Returning to the question of the plat
form, Senator Pettlgrew Bald that after
the close of the present convention the
Democracy of the country would stand on
the Kansas City platform, not on the Chi
cago platform.
"For that reason," said he, "it is nec
essary that there should be« no possibility
of misconception of the Kansas City dec
laration. Tt should be. and I believe will
be, distinct, straightforward and hon
Indiana Would Join New York In
All Action.
KANSAS CITY, Mo., July I.—Three
delegates at large from Tndiana, J. Mur
dock, J. Mensie and Hugh Dougherty,
called on Richard Croker this afternoon
to propose an aliance offensive and de
fensive between the states of New York
Jinrt Indiana. The Indiana men express
ed to the leader of Tammany that the
states of Indiana and New York had
always gone the same way at national
elections and were always on the winning
Bide. They then made the proposition
to him that In all matters pertaining to
tho present convention the states should
stand together and take united action.
The proposal is said to have pleased
Croker, and he told the Indiana men
that ho was glad to hear th« proposition
from them and would be glad to take It
under advisement, but could not under
take to give any assurances until he had
conferred with the members of his dele
gation, who had not yet arrived.
The Indiana men told the New York
leader that they were in precisely the
same situation as himself, and they
merely made the proposition as a pre
liminary to future action, and that It
might be taken under consideration. The
Indiana delegation, they flaid, had not
yet arrived In Kansas City, and they
themselves were not at liberty to take ac
tion which should bind their .state to com
bine with the state of New York on all
propositions that might come before the
convention. Mr. Croker promised to lay
the matter before the New York delega
tion, and the Indiana people said that
they would take it up with the mem
bers of their delegation at t-ne first meet
ing held by It.
It was agreed on both sides that a sec
ond conference would be held late Mon
day, or on Tuesday, at which the matter
will be settled.
Contractor* Say It "Will Be Turned
Over Tuesday Nl«lit.
KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 1.-Eighty la
borers were at work In convention hall
today. The regular daily force Is 600. If
the convention were to meet tomorrow
Its members would find difficulty in get
ting inside the building. The streets in
front and on the side of the structure
are filled with rubbish, to remove which
a large force will be necessary. The en
trances are blocked with material which
is to complete the- furnishing of the hall.
Mr. Taylor, in charge of tho work. Bays
the delay, if any occurs, will be in clear-
Ing up. Heretofore no effort has been
made to do this, but an order was issued
at noon today to bar the entrance to the
s-.pot. Sightseers will not be. allowed in
,A;ffi^lf L "It lias justly won its laurels." vSoups,
/C&L ftMft Fish, Game, Hot and Cold Meats, etc., are
Uf/r^M^isS^- giyen a most delicious flavor by using
F?w \ Lea & Perrins'
•■Jf r II F^^^iS \ Thli slfniCu/o Is on arctf bottla
the building until Monday night, when v
popular concert will be giv<
The contractors confidently assert that
they will be ready to turn over the hull
to the national convention Tuesday night
The hull will again be opened to the pub
lic that night, when v drill will be tho
All opera chairs for spectators an- in
placo exoept in the southwest conifer,
whero tho inclines arc being adjusted to
The work inside the building actually
necessary for convention purposes Is tn.i
placing of COO chairs for the press, ?M>
seats on the platform, 1,900 seats for del
egates and alternates and the swinging
of 126 aVc llKhts. the wiring for which i*
finished. The chairs for the platform and
press will go In tomorrow. Those 1,, r the
delegates on Tuesday. Camp chairs will
be occupied by the working force of tho
The rooms nro yet to t>e cleared up and
furnished. Tho decorations an- also in
complete, barring'center girders, which
are festooned with national colors. All
portraits and banners are still stacked
away, and all work necessary In draping
and decorating the platform la In embry
otlc condition.
Said <<> He Some Opposition to Ilia
Wtm ' election.
KANSAS CITY, Mo, July 1. Hone In
terest has developed In tin- chairman
ship of the national committee and n (a
no longer concealed that there Is a con
est over It. The friends of Senator
Jones, of Arkansas, are bit ere
themselves quite actively to checkn
the movement against film, jn this, a*
in other matters, an appeal has been
made to Mr. liryan and those who have
talked with him say that he WisHfcaHffen
ator Jon^s to nK'iln be chairman. n>t
thinks that if the senator should no( be
selected It would appear before th< coun
try as an evidence of want of conndi
In the present chairman. i<r. Bryan ha;
told his callers that as the Republii
have re-elected the same chairman it
would be better for the Democrats to
niiow the same confidence In tli.ii m
ger. Those who want to displace Bena
tor Jones think that th«: committee should
be so organized thit a man like tx-
Senator Gorman would be chosen as
chairman of the committee, which would
result in a vigorous campaign.
Your druggist will refund your money
If Pazo Ointment falls to cure you. GO eta.
Work in Committee.
KANSAS CITY, Mo., July I.—The sub
committee of the national Democratic
committee held a meeting at the Kansas
< -11 y dub for the purpose of settling up
tho business connected with the con
tlon hall.
All reports made wen- perfectly satis*
factory and the committee consider that
the hall will be in condition for i:><- con
vention when it shall be called together
Wednesday. The national committee will
meet tomorrow for tin- disposition of con
ECZEMA, *° <arc Xo «'»*•
Your drugplst will refund your money
If Pazo Ointment falls to cure you. DO eta.
Perry Ilclinnnt Hh>n Little.
CHICAGO, July I.—Perry Belmont, of
New York, who has been tailed <.f as a
vlcepreaidentlal possibility, paused thri
Chicago today en route to thi
City convention. He studiously r
to discuss the probable action of tin con
vention on the Bllver question. Wh< v
asked if he was a candidate for vice |
ldent honors be replied:
"I havo not said that T am not a candi
date nor I am declaring myself on th<>
platform. After the convention I irny
have something to say."
If you want anything read the want
columns of the Globe.
Georgia* Delegation.
ATLANTA, Ga., July ].—Tho Demo
cratic delegation to the Kanv.i- <'itv con
vention left tonight. The party travels
In the private car sixteen to one.
"Entirely recovered from grin in its se
verest form after taking Orangeine'
Have you secured your Baker's Pre
mium Coffee pictures yet?
If you visit the metropolis, the ad of
the Hotel Empire on i>age 8 will Interest

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