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VOL. XXIII.-NO. 187.
HI Illll? II
Democratic National Convention Again Names
William Jennings Bryan as the
Party's Standard Bearer
Minority of the Resolutions Committee Made
Harmonious Action of Nominating
Body Possible.
KANSAS CITY, Mo., July G.-Wllllam
Jennings Bryan, of Nebraska, was tonight
placed in nomination for th? presidency
<m the Democratic ticket, on a platform
Ing imperialism, militarism and
trusts, and a Bpedflc declaration for di
ver at the ratio cf sixteen to one. The
tion came as che culmination of
izled demonstration In honor of the
party leaders, lasting twenty-seven mln
and giving utterance to all tho pent
up emotions of the vast multitude. It
followed, also, a fierce struggle through
!ic last thirty-six hours concerning
the platform declaration on silver and on
The Hero of the Convention.
tho relative position which the silver ques
tion Is to maintain to the other great is
sues of the day.
It waf, late this afternoon when the con
vention was at iast face to face wilh the
!( viral nomination. Earlier In tho
day th^re had been tedious delays, due to
the inability of the platform committee
to reconcile their differences and present
a r<j.rrt. Until this was ready the con
vention rrnnagers beguiled the time by
putting forward speakers of more or less
prominence to keep the vast audience
from becoming too restless.
Th' 3 first session, beginning at 10 o'clock
tils morning, was entirely fruitless of re
pults, and it was not until late In the
afternoon, when the second session had
begun, that the platform committee was
iit lest able to reach an agreement.
Already Its main features, embodying
the sixteen to one principle, had becomo
known to the delegates, and there was
little delay in giving It unanimous ap
proval. This ended the last chance for
an open rupture on the question of prin
ciples, and left the way clear for the cul
minattng business of tho day—the nom
ination of a candidate.
The vast auditorium was filled to its
utmost capacity when the moment arrived
for the nomination to be made. Not only
were the usual facilities afforded by tick
< is taxed to their utmost, but doorkeep
i i wfie given liberal instructions, un
der which the aisles and areas and all
ible spaces were packed to their full
When the call of states began for the
purpose of placing candidates in nomina
tinn, Alabama yielded its place at the
head of the list to Nebraska, and Oldham,
i stitte, made His way to the plat
torm for the initial speech placing Mr.
Bryan in nomination for the presiden
cy. The orator was strongly voiced and
entertaining, and yet, to the waiting del
• s and spectators there was but one
point to his speech, and that was the stir
ring peroration which closed with the
name of William J. Bryan. This was the
Eignal for the demonstration of the day,
and in a common purpose the great con
course joined in a great tribute of enthu
siastic devotion to tho party leader. A
huge oil painting of Bryan, measuring
llfteen feet across, was brought down
tho main aislo before the delegates. At
the same time the standards of the state
delegations were torn from their sockets
and waved on high, while umbrellas of
red, white and blue, silk banners of the
Bev&ral states and many handsome and
unique transparencies were borne about
the building, amid the deafening clamor
of 20,000 yelling, gesticulating men and
women. All of the intensity of former
demonstrations and much more was add
ed to this final tribute to the leader.
When the demonstration had spent it
self the speeches seconding the nomina
tion of Mr. Bryan were in order. Sena
tor White (poke for California, giving
the tribute of the Pacific coast to the
Nebraska candidate. When Colorado
Was reached that state yielded to Sena
tor Hill, of New York. The audience
had anxiously awaited the appearance
of the distinguished New Yorker, and he
was accorded a splendid reception, the
HUire audience rising- and cheering wi'd
ly with the single exception of the little
Kn"!]) of Tammany leaders, who sat si
lent throughout the cheers for their New
York associate.
Mr. HiH was In fine voice, and his trib
ute to the Nebraskan touched a sympa
thetic chord in the hearts of the audi
ence. He pictured Bryan as the charn
jikin of the plain people and of the work-
Ingmen, strong with the masses, with
th" ffiriners and with the artisan. When
Hill declared, with dramatic intensity,
that the candidate wouM have the sup
port of his party—a united party—there
was tremendous applause at the sugges
tion of Democratic unity. Aside from
the brilliant eulogry of Bryan the speech
of the New York leader was significant
and attractive in its strong plea for
''it la a time for wait*, not for divi*.
The St. Paul Globe
-ion," he exclaimed to the rapturous ap
proval of tho great multitude facing him.
The eloquent Daniel, of Virginia, added
his glowing tribute to the candidate,
while former Gov. Pattison, of Pennsyl
vania, spoke for his state and for the
East Gov. McMillan, of Tennessee,
voiced the wishes of a state which had
"furnished three presidents."
Hawaii, through its delegate, John H.
Wise, made its lirst seconding speech in
a Democratic national convention, and
linaily a sweet voice, a pleasant-faced
woman, from Utah, seconded the nomi
nation of Mr. Bryan in behalf of her
stat". Then came the voting. State af
ter state recorded its vote in behalf of
the Nebraska candidate, giving him the
unanimous votes of all the states and
territories. The managers of the con
vention had decide*) that this was enough
work for one day,and the nominations for
vice presidential candidate was allowed
to go over until tomorrow.
Next to the demonstration for the party
candidate that greeting the announcement
that imperialism was to be the para
mount issue of this campaign was the
most spontaneous and significant of the
day. Senator Tillman read the platform,
and with much force brought out the fact
that imperialism was now given the first
and supreme place among tho issues of
the party.
That the delegates and audience were
in-complete accord with this programme
was shown by the long and continued ap
plause, lasting over twenty-two minutes.
Following this the announcement that the
16 to 1 idea was retained received only
faint and short demonstration, the ap
plause being only continued a few min
ut2s. It was regarded as significant
of the spirit of the delegates. The most
stirring incident of the day was the ap
pearance of Webster Davis, formerly as
sistant secretary of the interior in Mc-
Kinley's administration, in a speech se
verely arraigning the Republican party
for its lack of sympathy for the Boers,
and formally announcing his allegiance
to the Democratic party.
But the great battle of the convention
has not been fought under the eyes of
cheer.ng thousands, but in the privacy of
tlio closely guarded quarters of the com
mfttee en platform. Here was waged
throughout last night and again this
morning one- of the most remarkable
struggles that has ever racked this his
toric party. On the one hand was tho
influence of Bryan and the absolute unity
of devotion felt towards him and the
cj use of silver with which his name 1b
inseparably linked. On the other hand
were many of the patriarchs of the party,
men like Daniel, of Virginia, insisting
that the very life of the organization was
endangered by hanging to its old issues,
that the duty of the hour called for new
issues based upon new and vital events.
This contest was at last narrowed down
to the one issue of specifically reaffirming
the party's adherence to a 16 to 1 stand
ard, as desired by Mr. Bryan, or of re
affirming the silmer plank in more gentle
terms. And on this Issue, the brains, the
sagacity, the persuasive eloquence and
the best ability of the convention has for
the last thirty-six hours been engaged in
a battle royal for supremacy. And out
of this fierce struggle the adherents of
Bryan emerged scarred, but victorious.
They have written the platform In their
own way with 16 to 1. But It was a
victory by a scratch, for a single vote
would have turned the scale.
And it has not been a victory with
out concession, for in the final draft sil
ver is no longer "paramount," it is far
down in the platform, whfle in the very
fore front Is the declaration that im
perialism is the "paramount Issue of this
There remains only the choice of a can
didate for vice president, and the work
of the convention Is over. There Is every
evidence this choice will be quickly made
tomorrow, although there is still doubt as
to who the nominee will be.
Friends of Vice Presidential Candi
dates Are Busy.
KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 6.—The most
Important development in the vice presi
dential situation tonight was the an
nouncement that when the roll of stat»s
Is called tomorrow for the nomination of
candidates for vice president Alabama
will yield to Florida, and Hon. R. D. Mc-
Donald, of that state, will place Eliot
Danforth, of New York, In nomination.
This programme became known during
the session of the convention tonight,
and was discussed by quite a number of
the leading men ?n different delegations.
Another development was the unques
tioned popularity of David B. Hill for
the place, as manifested In the conven
tion, and the desire expressed in many
quarters for his selection.
The selection, however, Is complicated
by the fact that New York stands in the
way of the selection of either Hill or
Danforth. Hill does not want the nomi
nation, and will take measures to pre
vent his selection. Danforth does want
it, and would be nominated if New York
would present him. But the convention
■will not force a candidate upon New
York against the will of the delegation
from that state. This probably will pre
vent the movement for Danforth from
amounting to very much. It is pretty
generally felt that this movement was
Inaugurated for the purpose of compli
menting Hill and rebuking Croker for
the manner in which Hill and his candi
date, Danforth, were treated under the
direction of Mr. Croker.
But the large state delations will not
lend themselves to any such proposition,
for they are seeking a New York candi
date whom New York will present with
seriousness and who will strengthen the
The past two days have been so occu
pied with the platform that little or no
progress has been made by the candi
dates for the vice presidency. So much
Continued on Fifth Fagre.
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All Information Obtainable Tends to Confirm Belief That the Horrible
Story of Murder Is True.
Chinese Emperor Dead by Poison at Hands of Prince Tuan, and
Empress Dowager May Suffer a Like Fate.
LONDON, July 6, 2:30 a. m.—The story
that all foreigners In Peking were mur
dered on June 30 or July 1 appears to be
circulating simultaneously at Che Foo,
Shanghai and Tien Ts=in. Yet, as it is
not confirmed by official dispatches and
is not traceable to the southern viceroys
who are still in certain connection with
Peking, there is a basis for the hope that
It Is untrue.
Cautious observers at Shanghai recog
nize that even theugh these reports are
rejected, events In Peking must be gal
loping to a tragic end.
Correspondents of the Express at
Shanghai gathered details from Chinese
sources, which pieced together relate that
when the foreigners' ammunition was ex
hausted the Boxers and imperial troops
rushed the British legation and poured
Into the court yard with fanatical fury.
The foreign troops were so hopelessly
outnumbered that their fate was certain.
The moment the mob broke In the court
yard was converted into a shambles.
Others of the invaders spread into the in
terior of the building. One correspondent
"It is only left to hope that in the final
rush of the murderous hordes the men
of- the legations had time to slay with
their own hands their womenkind and
children. The Chinese are whispering
the terrible story under their bFeaths
Their attitude towards foreigners in th
streets has undergone a strange change
The demeanor of the better class o
Chinese is one of pity rather than o
triumph. Even the rabble in the nativ
quarters are silent.
"Something of this culminating tragedy
in the ghastly history of recent events in
Peking seems to pervade the Very atroos
phere here and to compel belief against
all our hopes. The consul fears the report
is too true and the Chinese officials do
not appear to seek reasons for a denial."
Two Manchus, who have arrived at
Shanghai, certify to the truth of the
statement that Prince Tuan visked the
pa'.acv' and offered the emperor and th«
dowager empress the alternative of pois
on or the sword. The emperor, they say,
took pclson and died within an hour. The
dowager empress also chose poison, but
craftily swallowed only a portion of what
was offered her and survived. On the
same day the Chinese customs bureau
was destroyed, Sir Robert Hart, the in
spector of customs, and his staff escaping
to the legation.
Intense indignation is felt In Shanghai
against the action of the powers ln^ re
straining Japan from sending an army to
Peking immediately. Th* powers are ac
cused as being as guilty of murder as are
Ibe Prince Tuan'i fanatics, and sir Bob-
err Hart is blamed for nv't having In
formed the foreigners of 'the immense
import of arms, especially a few weeks
The Chinese commanders are preparing
for a long, severe campJiiKn, and are
putting into operation plans drawn up
by German officers last yea» for resisting
nn invasion from the seab-ard by Rus
The correspondent of tho Daily Mail
at Fhanghai, telegraphing t>nd«r date of
July 5, 12:15 p. m., says that he believes
that when official Information comes re
garding Peking it may include news of the
outraging of English women and tortur
ing of children. It may be taken for
granted, he asserts, that all foreigners
in Peking have been wiped out.
Tatot Yu admitted to a correspondent
that the casa of the Europeans in Peking
is utterly hopeless in his opinion. He be
lieves that if they have not yet been
massacred it is only a matter of hours
before they will be.
A letter brought by courier from Pe
king, received in Bhangbai on July 4,
says the Boxers are gathering huge
forces arour.d Peking, reinforcements ar
riving from all directions. This is taken
to indicate a concert of action among the
nobles, who are believed fo have thrown
in their lot with th« Box. raj The em
peror and the empress dowager, the let
ter reads, are completely under the
thumb of Prince Tuan and Yang Ki.
Dispatches from Hong Kong say the
"Triads," a secret society, are assuming
a threatening demeanor on the main
Li Hung Chang has pent 5,000 men to
occupy the bogue forts at the mouth of
the Canton river.
The Chang correspondent of the Daily
Telegraph wires, under da*f- of July 4:
"Yuan Shikai.. governor of Shan Tung,
telegraphs the French consul here that
Prince Tuan is preparing an edict or
dering the extermination r>f 'fill foreign
ers. This is probably intended to prepare
the public for the worst news.
"Chinese cumulative reports, which are
generally believed here, declare all tho
foreigners in Peking to have been mas
"The safety of all foreigners in North
China depends upon Japans prompt ac
tion. Japan has 70,000 troops ready, but
is prevented from sending 1 them to China
by International jealousies."
Tho morning papers have ■farious con
tinental dispatches handling the ques
tion as to why Japan does not send more
troops to China, but none of them throws
much light upon the mibject.
LONDON, July s.—The "ft repeated
story of massacre of all the whites in
Peking is being retold today with clr
cumstanoiality that almost^convinces those
who have hitherto refused to credit the
sickening tales. The only hopeful feature
cf the evil news is the fact that it comes
from Chinese sources at Shanffhal, but It
Is realized that even If the tragedy has
not yet been enacted, It cannot long be
delayed unless help comes from unknown
sources. Even the holding of Tien Tsin
against the overwhelming hordes now
pc cms to be a very remote possibility,
while the safety of other treaty ports Is
seriously threatened.
A dispatch that came from Che Foo,
dated yesterday, voices a fear that In
view of the Immense summer rains It
will be impossible for forces to advance
to Peking until autumn.
According to reports from Shanghai,
the Chinese army, on the march south
ward from Peking, has rached Lofa. Thlg
Is presumably Gt-n. Nieh SI Chang's force
Contiuned on Fourth Page,
Weather Forecast for St. Paul.
Showers; Cooler.
I—Democratic Convention.
Nomination of ilryan.
Development!* in ( hinn.
Vice Presidential Talk.
S-Tornado nt White Bear.
Slhritn In Town.
3— Minneapolis Matters.
KorthTvest JV'ews.
Sporting News.
Result* of Ball Games.
4—Editorial Page.
D. B. Hill's Speech.
Oldham'M .Nominating Speech.
s—Conventions—Convention Proceedings,
o—Conventiono—Convention Proceedings.
B4g Kvmt of the Day.
Silver Republicans.
7 —Convention Proceeding*.
Adopting the Platform.
The Democratic Platform.
B—Popular Wants.
Neivs of Railroads.
N. P. Crop Report.
Supreme Court Decisions.
9—Markets of the World.
July Wheat, 78 I-Sc.
Stocks Active.
Bar Silver, 01 5-Sc.
lO—ln the Field of Labor.
Money for Militia.
State's Supply o f toa. 1
Nominated a Second Time as Candidate of the
Democrats for the High Office
of President
Graphic Description of the Wild Demonstra
tions That Followed the Naming
of the Candidate.
Staff Special to the Globe.
KANSAS CITY, Mo., J u l y 5.-William
Jennings Bryan was tonight nominated
a second time as the candidate of the
Democrats for the president of this land
under circumstances which, If not as
dramatic as followed on his "CMwn
of Thorns and Cross of Gold" shibboleth,
were not lacking the least In theatrical
effects, Ingeniously conceived and care
fully executed.
A crowd of 25,000 assembled to view the
leaders of the gold and silver Democrats
cross swords in sharp debate, were
astounded to find that tho debate was off
and that after fighting all night the reso
lutions committee had been able to agree
on a platform that would suit all. It was
regarded as a splendidly executed plat
form, and the crowning triumph of its
conception, perhaps, was the selection of
B. R. Tillman, of South Carolina, to read
It In placo of Chairman Jones. Senator
Tillman is an impressive personality. In
spite of attributes not usually called love
ly, in ringing tones and with an emphasis
In thorough sympathy with every senti
ment expressed In the long platform, the
Southern pyrotechnist commanded un
divldtd attention and added in no small
measure to the enthusiasm of Hh rec< i>
tlon. When the anti-Imperialism plank
was reached by Tillman with marked
emphasis, the crowd cut loose and for
half an hour there was such another
demonstration as marked the mention of
Bryan's name Wednesday night. It was
clearly the climax of the day and of the
convention and the two workman who
had been perched on the roof trusses all
day tp break out Old Glory at the critical
moment were signaled not to wait for
the nomination of Bryan.
Simultaneously almost thousands of
flaps bearing anti-imperialistic qiottoei
were -1.-tributed on the main Moor. In a
moment a thousand flags lluttering .
to the life of the scene. Marching and
countermarching thp Mute banners, the
Hawaiian and California flaps nnd win!
not were to be seen in the parade about
the hall. It was half an hour before
Tillman could resume his reading, and
he was twice thereafter Interrupted by
When tne resolutions had been adopt
ed, and nominations were proceeded with,
a similar demonstration followed the
close of Oldham's tribute, and then a
few minutes later the crowd resumed its
habitual cries for "Hill," and Hill re-
Grjw-cfally Accepted the Will of the
Majority, Hii*l I'uld IIIkIi Tr Unite
to tlie Nominee—Memorable
CONVENTION HA1.1,, July 8.-Aiter
the adoption of the platform and the
Webster Davis incident, Chairman Ittciv
ardson announced:
"The next business before the conven
tion Is the nomination of a candidate for
the presidency of the United States. The
clerk will call the roll of states."
Before doing so the secretary Toad the
names of the members of the committee
appointed by the chair to confer with
the Populists and silver Republicans in
accordance with the resolution offered by
George Fred Williams at the morning
session. They were: George Fred Wil
liams, Massachusetts; J. G. Berry, Ar
kansas; W. H. Thompson, Nebraska;
Charles Thomas, Colorado; J. 8. Rose,
Wisconsin; Thomas H. Martin, Virginia;
J. G. McGuire,* California; B. K. Till
man, South Carolina; Carter H. Harrison,
"Alabama," the secretary then shouted,
commencing the call of the rolL
"The state of Alabama," said the chair
man of the de-legation of that state,
"yields to Nebraska, the privilege of nam
ing the next president of the United
W. D. Oidham, of Nebraska, who was
to present the name of Mr. Bryan to the
convention, was waiting by the chair
man's desk, and a? the chairman of the
Alabama delegation resumed his seat he
came forward and, with a few grace
ful words, expressed his appreciation of
the favor extended by Alabama in sur
rendering its time to the state of Mr.
Mr. Oidham Is a man of about fifty
years of age, something under middle
size, with a slight forward stoop. His
face Is clean-shaven and hi 9 black hair
was closely cropped. His voice Is clear
and pleasant, and carries far; his delivery
was agreeab'.e, and throughout his ad
dress he received the closest attention of
the convention.
Mr. Oldh&m's speech will be found on
the fourth rage.
He caught the fancy of the convention
by his 'statement that the government of
"this couiTy "is bounded on the north by
the constitution; <>n the east by the Mon
rnp doctrine, and on the south by the
sponded. He came to the line fully and
openly, and In a moment yells from the
grallerjr were remarking his re-entrance
tnto the field of vice presidential pos
eibilitles. So alarming to tho Town*
forces was the reception given David
B. that a little later the leaders loot
no time In competing their arrangements
for a demonstration In force before the
various state delegations tonight.
Mr. Towne addressed an enthusinstlo
crowd of several thousand from the bal
cony of the Coates houso, and the dele
gates are being Impressed in every pos-
sible way with the popularity, magnetism
and eloquence of the man from J>uluth.
Although the list of seooiidhm speeches
Included two others who have been con-
H<i.-n-ii possible vice presidential timber,
Pftttteoa and Daniel, Hill's ipeecfa was
the sensation of the day. The cOflsen US
of opinion among Towne's friends was
that David had burned all his bridges be
hind him, and was further from the N< w
York delegation than ever. Whether ..r
not his friends can stattipede th.- con
vention for him this morning ia a ques
tion—a serious one to Towne.
—W. G. McMnrrHy.
Declaration of Independence, and on the
west by the Ten Commandment*."
"The prospects of the Democratic party
are brighter than they were four yearn
ago," he said, and out ol the audience
came a vigorous "no," uttered with con
siderable r-mpha-ia. "Yes, ye-," c.nne from
several directions, to offset the assertion
of the doubting Thomaa.
The interruption caused Mr. Oldhara to
pause for a few seconds-, but he caught
bis swing again and utters] an eulogy of
Mr. Bryant which he delivered with great
force. Ah he proceeded be raised both
hand;-- over his head and spoke with a
slowness and energy that c voice
to j.iK trai i>• corner of the ball.
"And—that — man — is — William Jen.
nings—Bryan," he concluded, bringing
his hands lower with each word until the
last liaii been ottered, When U-- brought
thrm up with b sweep, but quicker than
his motion was the answering cheer that
swept across the convention, n i
simultaneous roar from all pails of the
hall. Up went the delegates upon their
chairs, over Mu-ir heads went thi
and above them all soared and rang the
cheers for Bryan. 'J'Jw bind loyally per
formed Its sharf, but th<- noise „f jt
ation was but a drop in the buckej The
members ofthe Nebraska delegation f!'jn<
up a large banner bearing a lik<-, :
Mr. Bryan upon one side, and upoi
other "Nebraska" and a small portrait
of Mr. Bryan, enclosed in a star o!
Whatever may has-.' been the differences
of delegates over the platform, they
seemed to have forgotten tli<m, and all
were as one in favor of the man. New
York vied with. Nebraska and *
venting its enthusiasm. T: oker
was on a chair, both arms alo£t, a Rag
In his right hand, which he waved \iii'->r
Mr. Hill was not behind him In the
Bhow of loyalty to the nominee, :u:.i.
waving his arms, he let forth a
of cheers that equaled those uttered
by any man on the floor. Over In Il»
linois, Ohio and Indiana, where 1C to I
Is not popular, there was no hesitation
now. The die was cast, the gage >>t
battle lifted, and they swung Into the
line as fiercely as any that had
unfaltering by Mr. Bryan in the nght
before the committee on resolutions.
Round the hall started the Nebraska
men with their huge banner, and, catch
ing up their state emblems, the other
delegations took up the march, waving
flags and hats and cheering at the top
of their voices without cessation tare
for the breath necessary to a fresh out
The two women delegates from Utah
Joined in the parade, one of them carry.
Ing a small silk banner of White upon
which wan inscribed: "Greetli»«? to Will
lam J. Bryan, from the Democratic Wom
en of Utah."
As the women pnsvrrt alone: the aisle
In front of the New York delegation one
Of the enthusiastic Tammany bi
turned loose a war whoop that ri
any previously uttered on this conti
nent, and pounded one of the women
i h hi wnall I'u.s
token of appreciation. Far from resenfc
Ing the blow, the woman smiled and \>l~
rouetted through the alale formed ol
Ct>uti:>ue<! on Sevfnlli I'uttC

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