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It was immediately antagonized by
former Senator Hill, who stated that
■with such a plank in the platform,
New York could not be carried by the
Democratic nominees. He urged the
adoption of a platform which would
enable the Democrats to win in doubt-
iul states and elect their candidates.
Mr. Williams withdrew the amend
ment, saying that he, with many other
Democrats, was seeking harmony and
an adjustment of all differences with
a view of succeeding op a Democratic
Income Tax Again
Mr. Bryan then offered an income tax
amendment and made a speech in" favor
of it. He asserted that, while votes
might be lost among the very rich, the
Democratic pary ought to consider the
great mass of the people, who bear the
burdens of taxation and the expense of
the government.
• Senator Daniel replied to Bryan, and
■was very vigorous in his denunciation
of the course the Nebraska man was
pursuing. He said that he wanted to
win, and desired a platform which
vwould bring back to this Democratic
party the voters who had left it when
pursuing a* course which Mr. Bryan
had shaped and advocated. He was
tired of being forever in the minority
and insisted that it would be absurd for
Democrats, facing victory, to take any
action which would mean defeat. To
lose New York meant defeat.
Senators Bailey and Tillman, while
believing in an income tax, said that
In view of the statement of the New
Tork member of the committee, it
would be unwise to insist upon the in
come-tax plank.
Hill Explains His Attitude
'Senator Bailey then asked unani
mous consent to have both the income
tax amendment and the gold standard
plank dropped, but to this Mr. Hill ob
jected, and there was a prolonged dis
cussion, Mr. Hill taking a leading part
in it.
Mr. Hill began by saying that he
was in this campaign not from per
sonal motives, but because of his loy
alty and enthusiasm for the Demo
cratic party. He hoped the party
could cease its discussion and agree
upon a platform in harmony with the
views of the party generally. He was
opposed to the insertion of an income
tax plank, because he saw no necessity
for making this new issue.
"I believe," he said, "it will hurt us;
it will weaken our platform, but if the
members of this committee think
otherwise it should go in; but the ques
tion of the gold standard is of far more
• Mr. Hill urged that if the gold plank
was omitted the party would be place 1
in a false position.: If the party was
in favor of the free and unlimited
coinage of silver, that was another
thing. But, he said, through no fault
of the party, conditions had changed,
and it had been proved that the gold
standard was the solution of the ques
tion, although the Republican plat
form declared in favor of gold, he
pointed out that the Democrats, in
their platform, could show that the Re
publicans were not responsible for the
change in condition which made the
gold standard desirable, but the Al
mighty himself.
Addresses Southerners
Speaking directly to the Southern
members of the committee, Mr. Hill re
called the time of reconstruction, and
said he had always worked for Demo
cratic principles along ■ Democratic
lines; that he had been the friend of
the South in that trying period and
since that time.
Mr. Hill talked eloquently of the per
sonality of Judge Parker. He said that
In a conversation about ten days ago
with the New York jurist the latter
said, in reply to a question about the
kind of a platform the Democrats
should adopt:
"I am entirely willing to leave this to
the wisdom of the Democratic party."
But while Mr. Hill did not assume at
any time to speak for Judge Parker,
the committee interpreted the inference
of his speech to be that Judge Parker
favored the insertion of a gold plank.
Mr. Hill declared that the Democrats
could not possibly nominate a better
man than Judge Parker, and spoke at
pome length upon his peculiar qualifi
cations for the office. He emphasized
the fact that Judge Parker was in no
sense an active candidate for the nom
ination, and that he had not dictated
anything regarding the platform.
Will Give Time to Campaign
"I do not think it is improper /or us
to say we want to win," continued Mr.
Hill. "We have stood defeats in the
past and we can stand them again, it
Is true. This contest, for me, means
that I shall devote myself from now
until November to the campaign. I
shall leave my business, but I shall do
It gladly, and I shall work hard for
whomsoever the Democrat^ nominate,
but I think the platfprm is of the
greatest importance, especially the gold
standard plank."
He reiterated that he thought an in
come tax plank would be a mistake
but added that the gold plank was of
far greater Importance. In conclusion
he said:
"Nor should one of these planks be
traded f*r the other. I earnestly hope
each will be taken up separately, and
considered on its individual merits "
Mr. Hill was applauded.
Bryan Answers Hill
Mr. Bryan replied at length to the
argument of Mr. Hill and Insisted that
in the face of past declarations of the
party, a gold plank would now alienate
many thousands of Democratic voters
He said that, when the campaign for
Judge Parker was started, it was never
expected that the Democratic party
was to be brought to.a declaration for
the .gold standard.
Mr. Thomas, of Colorado, also made
a strong protest against the gold stand
ard plank.
Senator Carmack. of Tennessee made
a plea especially for the South and
said that Democratic success was nec
essary in the foce of the Republican
policy of imperialism. Its recent plat
form was dangerous to the South He
hoped some agreement could be reach
ed which would bring-to the support of
the Democratic South the Democratic
party of the East. As to the money
question, that was for the time settled
and he urged that that matter be noi
Injected into the coming campaign as a
disturbing element.
Mr- "Shiveley, of Indiana, followed
.much the same line. If this money
question was brought into the cam
, Pfign, he said, it would raise a serious
division in the Democratic party and
especially in Indiana. Several con
gressional districts would be endan
Mr. Fleming,.of Wisconsin, was op
posed to the gold plank, and favored
the declaration of the Williams plat
form. If this committee were so di
vided, how was it possible to prevent a
division among the 7,000,000 Demo
cratic voters.
fi Daniel Attacks Bryan
Shortly before 4 o'clock Senator Dan
iel created a sensation by an attack
upon Mr. Bryan, which soon evoked
cries of "Order" from several members
Senator Daniel, who had called Sena
tor Tinman to the chair, began by say
ing he questioned the propriety of a
man whom the Democrats had twice
honored with the presidential nomina
tion and under whose leadership the
party had twice been defeated, at
tempting to force his leadership upon
the party again. Growingjpore impas
sioned, Senator Daniel sain, regarding
Mr. Bryan:
'"The silver question was a question
In Virginia ten years before the gen-.
tleman from Nebraska discovered it.
But conditions have.^changed in the
last few years and h ife- changes de
mand heroic remedies. We must con-
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Thursday made them fear that any extended debate might ;■
throw"the delegates into confusion and result in a happy-go- ','.
lucky free-for-all raid-on candidates. The tariff plank is very ;;
conservative. It will hurt no one. Some of the leaders say it ■•
might have safely been adopted by a Republican convention \\
of almost any Western state with partisan allusion omitted.
The trust plank is regarded as somewhat thunderous in '•>
the index, but as not being of a character to drive away the [\
support of Wall street. It would prevent trusts from doing • •
any interstate commerce business. The capital and labor ',',
planks recognize the" rights of capital as equal to those of "
labor. !!
There is some uneasiness as to the effect of the plank \ \
which pledges the party to giving the interstate commerce .- •
commission larger powers will have on its interests in the \ \
East, to which Judge Parker's candidacy was supposed to ap- • •
peal. . '.'.
This is regarded as being in the direction of socialism be- ';
cause the manifest intention of the plank is to give the inter- ..
state commerce commission power to arbitrarily jpx rates. \ \
When all is said and done, Parker leaders look at the matter • •
in this way: A distinct gain has been made by actually get- ',',
ting away from the Chicago and Kansas City platforms. A ' ■
mistake has been made, so far as the East is concerned, in not \\
recognizing the gold standard. But this omission they say ';
can be supplied by judge Parker in his letter of acceptance. <
He can do as Mr. Cleveland did on the tariff in 1892, call at- \\
tention t<3 the omission and state his own intentions with ref- <
erence to the money question. <;
Some of the Parker managers, however, believe they have < |
paid a rather high price for Mr. Bryan's adherence to the plat- <
form and support of Judge Parker. ]
Mr. Hearst's supporters, on the other hand, accuse Mr. <
Bryan of selling out Mr. Hearst and of going over to the \\
enemy. ♦■
sider New England, New York and that
section of the country.
Again facing Mr. Bryan, Senator
Daniel said:
"He has reviled every man whom any
state has recdmmended for the presi
dency, and, as far as I have been able
to learn, has as yet presented no.can
didate of his own."
At this point Senator Daniel was in
terrupted with cries of "order." Sen
ator Tillman, who was acting chair
man, demanded order; ' and said:
"Well, let's have order before this meet
ing degenerates Into a conversational
Predicts Calamity
Mr. Bryan aeked that Senator Daniel
be allowed to proceed, and the latter
resumed by saying that he had not in
tended to enter into personalities. The
senator said:
"I am convinced that the country is
on the verge of a great catastrophe
and calamity."
He said further that it was urged
that the Democratic party recover the
reins of government.
'This is not the time," he said, "for
selfish interest, fo* small conceptions
of consistency, for personal likes or
regards. It is not pleasant for me to
give up.ray own opinion. But there are
questions of, expediency to be consid
Senator Daniel favored the gold
Mr. Poe, of Maryland, made a brief
but vigorous appeal for the gold plank,
declaring that if the party in its plat
form refused to recognize an existing
fact which could neither be, denied nor
effaced by omitting the gold plank, he
feared that Maryland would be lost to
the Democrats in the fall elections. He
pointed out that the gold plank rec
ommended by the subcommittee was
one which the silver and gold elements
in the party could easily stand upon.
He said that this plank «d not call on
the free silver advocates to retract or
repudiate their former beliefs. .
"It is simply," he said, "a recognition
of an existing fact."
Mr. ?oe closed by saying that the
Democratic ticket would have a for
lorn hope if the plank were omitted.
After several other -.members had
been heard briefly the question was de
manded. The gold plank was stricken
out by a vote of 35 to 15.
Bryan Produces Financial Plank
Mr. Bryan informally presented for
the individual consideration of the
members of the committee a financial
plank which it was his intention later
to present as a substitute for the gold
The Panama canal plank brought
out a severe criticism .from Senator
Pettlgrew. .He said that the canal
could not be built in ten years, and,
when completed, it would be valueless,
for sailing vessels would n«ver go
through it and steam vessels could not
utilize it, because of the great con
sumption of coal. The plank was mod
ified so as to promise to do what could
be done when the Democrats get con
trol of the government.
The committee then took up the
trust plank. This was the subject of
considerable discussion. Senator Bai
ley being among the more important
speakers in defense of the subcommit
tee's report.
Mr. Bryan offered an amendment to
this plank declaring in specific terms
for the prosecution of the trusts, and
reciting the manner in which it ought
to be done. This was voted in. by 23
to 20. The majority of the votes came
from lowa, Minnesota, South Dakota.
Nebraska, Wyoming, the territories,
Porto Rico and Hawaii, while the neg
ative votes -were from the East and
Mr. Pettigrew offered an amendment
providing for the government owner
ship of railroads and telegraphs. "
"Oh, that's silly," remarked Mr. Hill.
"I don't mean that to be offensive," he
"Oh, I'll not take offense at anything
the gentleman says," retorted Petti
grew, "especially if it were a matter of
Pettigrew's amendment was voted
down, and he remarked: "The gentle
man from New York called that 'silly,'
but he put a plank in the New York
platform two years not only for the
government ownership of the coal
carrying railroads, but of the coal
mines as well. And the ticket got a
larger majority in New York city than
was ever before given a Democratic
Mr. Bryan, in the discussion, said
that if his desired amendment to the
trust plank should be adopted, he
would not press the plank favoring the
imposition of an income tax.
Cannon Opposes
Frank Cannon, of Utah, took the
"I followed Mr. Bryan in 1896 and
1900," he said, "on the paramount is-,
sues of those campaigns, but now that
he has abandoned those issues, I will
vote against this proposition he-seems
to want most."
Mr. Cannon contended that the para
mount issue in this campaign was "vic
tory" and that the issue should be
Mr. Bryan defended his position on
the trust question by saying that "vic
tory" alone should not essentially be
the paramount issue and that unless a
question was settled right it would
never be settled at all. -
Senator Day made a speech support
ing the principles of the anti-trust leg
islation. He took the position, how
ever, that if enforced the existing in
terstate commerce law and • anti-trust
statutes are sufficient and he. believed
that a Democratic administration could
— i./.r .
be depended upon to enforce them.
Hence he then considered it safe to
omit the proposed plank.
The discussion continued at length
and until Mr. Hill presented a substi
tute for the trust plank, -which was
unanimously accepted and with ap
plause. It provided that whenever a
trust or combination effects a mo
nopoly in the production or distribu
tion of any articles of trade outside the
state of its origin it may be restricted
by appropriate legislation from contin
uing to do business in such states.
Takes Up Finance Again
ST. LOUIS, Mo., July B.—The com
mittee resumed consideration of the
financial question on the basis of the
following plank introduced by Mr. Car
"The secretary of the treasury shall
not melt the silver dollars that are now
legal tender and convert them into
subsidiary coin, thus reducing the vol
ume of currency so fortunately in
creased by the recent remarkable in
crease of the gold production."
The Carmack proposition was voted
down without division, and' Mr. Car
mack then offered the following, which
the committee also failed, to accept:
"We recognize that the great and un
looked for increase in the production
of gold, amounting in the last few
years to four thousand million dollars,
has relieved the stringency caused by
the scarcity of metallic money, and
that because of that fact the money
question as it was presented in the last
two presidential campaigns is not now
acute or pressing for legislative relief;
but it has ajt the same time vindicated
the demands of the Democratic party
in the past for an increased volume of
metallic money, that demand not being
for silver as silver, or for gold as gold,
but for a sufficient quantity of stand
ard money to maintain the level of
prices and transact the business of the
Speaks of Bad Faith
Mr. Bryan presented a suggestion
declaring it to be the sense of the Dem
ocratic party that the volume of cur
rency should not be diminished, but
Mr. Hill complained that in .view of the
action of the committee in voting down
the gold plank, the insertion of the
proposed resolution would be a species
of bad faith. The committee accepted
this view and voted down the resolu
tion. The platform being considered
complete, was then adopted by a rising
vote and in the midst of general ap
The members of the general com
mittee then withdrew from the room
■after a continuous sitting of sixteen
hours. As the members emerged from
the chamber they generally expressed
themselves as satisfied with the work
they had accomplished.
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to me, at all. And I leave it to the
public to decide as to which tariff
plank is the better, that of the com
mittee or the one that I gave them to
use. The committee's plank doesn't
say anything, while mine is a fair,
frank statement of belief."
The committee's tariff plank said:
"We believe in the doctrine of pro
tection to American industries as set
forth in the national Republican plat
form of 1904, and we believe in reci
procity as defined and advocated by
William McKinley and James G.
Grimshaw on the tariff, said:
"We continue our unfaltering and
abiding faith in the protective tariff,
and are opposed to all efforts to de
stroy or weaken its beneficent opera
tions. We favor no plan that would
interfere with the industries of the
United States or that would lessen the
legitimate fruits of American labor.
We advocate revision of the tariff.
Upon some commodities it should be
increased and upon other commodi
ties it should be diminished. We there
fore favor such modifications of tariff
schedules as from time to time are re
quired by changing conditions, and in
sist that such changes shall be made in
line with the fundamental principle of
protection. All reciprocal agreements
of mutual interests with other nations
we demand should be first indorsed by
the president of the United States."
The Minneapolis man objects to the
committee getting credit for his hard
work-in drawing the platform for his
party in Minnesota.
Lieut. Alken Is Disposed Of
WASHINGTON, p. C, July B.—First
Lieut. W. B. Aiken, Twenty-eighth in
fantry, stationed at San.' Francisco, who
; was convicted by -court-martial of va
rious violations of the army regulations,
including breach of arrest, and was sen
tenced to be. dismissed, has been granted
three months' leave of absence with the
understanding that his resignation shall
take effect on the expiration of the leave.
He is a native of Tennessee and entered
.the army during the Spanish war as a
Must Work for the State
ST. LOUIS, Mo., July B.—Edmund
Bersch, who pleaded guilty to accept
ing a bribe in connection with the pas
sage of the city light bill, receiving a
share of $57,500 distributed among
nineteen members of the house of dele
gates, -was today sentenced to two
years' imprisonment in the peniten
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Marshall Field, the Multi-millionaire Dry Goods Man, Is Mentioned as <
the Possible Vice Presidential Candidate on the Democratic Ticket '
No One Man Is Yet Singled Out
jl j; by the Leaders for the ' y
'j:^'^l?: £v- Nomination lP
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_"-:, ST. LOUIS, CMo.:,! July B.—Great un
certainty still concerning the
vice presidential ■ nomination. The
same candidates which have heretofore
been mentioned are still mentioned and
some are being '. pushed ? with a - great
deal of earnestness. No one man has
yet been singled out by the "i" leaders
and large : delegations to be supported
for the second place. There seems to
be a desire to select a man from Illi-;
nois, Indiana or Ohio if i possible. '
Continu%& efforts have/fie*en made to"
secure the consent of Marshall Field,
of Chicago, t6 allow' the use of his
name, but so far without result. In
\ Indiana v there are two ;; mentioned
—John W. Kern -,'and^-; Benjamin F.
■ Shively. The-.delegation was called to
meet after -the'- adjournment of the
; convention c tonight to.►decide whether
or not the ; state shall "present ra> candi
date, and if which" of the<lwo men
will receive the support of the delega
tion. .:-v—^fi .^? &p - : -^^.u,.,^:-:^::^^
Ohio men are also in doubt whether a
candidate shall be presented from that
state. Judson Harmon, formerly at
torney general in President-Cleveland's
cabinet, and John R. McLean, propri
etor of the Cincinnati Enquirer, have
both been discussed in connection with
the second place on the ticket, but no
determination has been reached to pre
sent either of them.
Various states Intend to present "fa
vorite sons" for the nomination, but
whether they will be able to gather any
strength from other sections of the
country appears problematical. The
leaders may Tie able to agree upon a
candidate before the convention con
venes tomorrow, but it now looks as if
the ballots must decide who will fill
the second place on the national ticket.
The Western men have secured a
large number of delegates to support
former Senator^. George Turner, of
Washfngton. During the day Senator
Charles S. Culßerson, of Texas, was
mentioned, but .he quickly stated that
his name could not 9be used in connec
tion with the plae^.
Leaves Orders That He Is Not to Be
Disturbed and eAII Esopus Slumbers
ESOPUS, N. ■£„ -^iily B.—When Judge
Parker retired tonight the bulletins re
cording the progress of the convention
were well under wa^y. Nevertheless he left
word that he was:not to be disturbed for
any purpose or reason.
This means thai Judge Parker will
learn the result of tonight's balloting
when tie rises at his usual hour, 6 o'clock,
for his morning walk. His private sec
retary remained *up all night with the
newspaper men receiving the bulletins.
Apparently every olie else in Esopus was
Maryland Senator Believes Judge Will Be
the Next President
Special to The Globe
WASHINGTON, D. C, July B.—Sena
tor Gorman said tonight: "I see Parker
is the man. I believe he will be the next
.; 3 „
-Killing Follows Dispute Over Alleged
y ";,;■■_■ .'■ Trespass on - Roadway _r^ .>": . j
i e
"Special to The Gtofoe * ■' - .» ,
GRAND FORK^S, N. D., July B.—
I John Stoddard, a farmer," and S. L.
Hartzell, a lawyer; who own adjoining
I farms yf?; mile I frojm Langdon, met on
the : road i yesterday > evening, had some
talk over a disputed road, on which
Stoddard is sai^.'ifo have trespassed,
and Hartzell ifirgaxatjStoddard with a
shotgun, killing Wm instantly. '-; f-\
;*Mr.^ Bascom,"^oHartzeH's business
partner, and Mrs. Stoddard and little
daughter witnespek the killing. Both
men came from rr^lue Earth county,
Minnesota, two years ago, and had had
considerable trouble over the disputed
Kaw Is Failing and the Worst
Is Over West of
KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 8. —To-
night the Kaw is falling here and west
of Topeka, and it is confidently expect
ed that the worst is over. Not for
many days, however, will normal con
ditions prevail at Armourdale, Argen
tine and the low portion of eastern
Kansas City, Kan., where hundreds of
houses of the working class are un
der water and many plants are inun
dated. In the lowest portion of Ar
mourdale, which is located in the most
unfavorable portion of the flood dis
trict, the water is from three to six
feet deep, while surrounding the Nel
son Morris packing houses, northeast
of Armourdale, close to the mouth of
the Kaw, the water is twelve feet deep.
Armourdale is practically abandoned,
the street running rivers. Many fam
ilies have left their homes and the ag
gregate loss will be very heavy.
After flooding a portion of the west
bottoms on the Missouri side to a depth
of four feet, the water in the jobbing
districts and in the railroad yards be
came stationary today and began to
fall when within three blocks of the
union depot.
Flood conditions in Kansas off the
Kaw watershed are still serious, both
streams at Abilene, Emporia, Ottawa
and Wichita still being high and con
tinuing to rise at some points.
Water is running several feet deep
through Riverside. This district is suf
fering quite as much as it did last
year, although the volume of water in
the Kaw is not nearly so great as dur
ing the flood of 1903. In Riverside hun
dreds of employes in the packing
houses and the Westbrook factories
were driven out and tonight only the
tops of the houses are visible.
Scores,of houses have been washed
away. One corner of the big building
of the Nelson Morris Packing com
pany being erected in Riverside col
lapsed today. The unfinished buildings
are now surrounded by a lake from
six to twelve feet deep. A hundred
yards north of the Nelson Morris plant
hundreds of men are at work trying to
keep a small island intact around the
.Riverside electric power house of the
Metropolitan Street Railway company.
Looking southwest and northwest for
a mile can be seen the lowlands of
eastern Kansas City, Kan., and to the
southwest for miles the stricken Ar
mordale starch works, making cne vast
lake dotted with the tops of houses,
factories and other buildings.
Advocates United Empire On Same Prin
ciples as States In American Republic
LONDON, July B.—Joseph Chamber
lain today, on the occasion of his birthday,
was the guest of members of the house
of commons in sympathy with his fiscal
policy. In a long speech Mr. Chamber
lain said he had not wavered in his con
viction that the policy he advocated was
necessary in order to prevent the loss of
British trade and prestige. He said that
the British government should follow the
example of the United States and make
a united empire out of scattered sister
North Dakotan Surprises Friends Who
Thought He Had Been Drowned
Special to The Globe
few days ago, while Ole Sorenson and
Arne Hermaneon were at the Rugby
depot they were hailed by a familiar
voice, and turning around they saw
what appeared to be the form and fea
tures of Paul Nelson, of Berwick, who
went to Denmark last fall for a visit,
and Was reported to have been drown
ed while returning this spring. The
astonished residents asked Mr. Nelson
"if he was sure he was alive, and he
offered to demonstrate It. He had not
heard before that he was supposed to
be dead. How the rumor had -orig
inated he did not know.
New York Money
NEW YORK, July B.—Money on call
easy at [email protected]% per cent; closing bid, 1%,
offered at 1%; time loans steady; 60 and
90 days, 2%@2% per cent; six months,
3^[email protected]*4. Time money and mercantile pa
per. 3%<S>4 per cent. Sterling exchange
steady with actuaj business in bankers'
bills at [email protected] for demand, and
at [email protected] for sixty day bills;
posted rates, [email protected]; commercial
bills. $4.85%. Bar silver. 57% c. Mexican
dollars. 45V£c. Government bonds steady:
railroad bonds firm.
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chairman of the committee. The confusion was so great that
not a word could be heard ten feet from the platform
The great climax of the eonvention-the nomination of a
candidate for president-followed immediately upon the adop
tion of the platform.
outlet™ 811 Clark Proceeded to that order of business with-
Alabama was called and yielded to New York Mr Little
ton's speech immediately pleased his audience and when he
concluded pandemonium reigned. Flags waved, banners
were held aloft and great as was the crowd, delegates car
rying the standards of the Parker states paraded through the
convention, pushing, trampling and fighting all who ob
structed their progress. The scene was one of tremendous
confusion. Then was enacted a scene that recalled an inci
dent of the Democratic convention in Chicago which nomi
nated W. J. Bryan eight years ago.
Like Minnie Murray, "the woman in white," who from a
gallery over the stage led the cheering for Bryan, two girls in
white sprang to the front of the platform and waved flowers
and flags. The young women were Misses Adele and Evelyn
Heywood, of St. Louis. With renewed outbursts the im
mense throng cheered them until a picture of Judge Parker,
on a six by nine foot canvas, detracted the thunderous cheer
ing of thousands. The cheering continued fully twenty-five
minutes. Even then ten minutes elapsed before the chairman
dared to call the next state. Arkansas yielded to Tennessee
and Senator Carmack took the platform and seconded the
nomination of Judge Parker. There was great confusion
during the speech.
California, a Hearst state, was the next in order. E. M.
Delmas, of that state, was recognized, and there was some
cheering as he made his way to the platform, but it was not
prolonged. The hall was a bedlam when Mr. Delmas con
At 12:28 the state of lowa was called. A delegate sprang
to his chair and declared a second to Mr. Hearst. But Sam S.
Wright, of Tipton, lowa, mounted, his chair and shouted:
"On behalf of the unbought and unpurchasable delegates
of lowa"——
At this point a rush was made for Wright by some of his
colleagues in the delegation. It became evident at once that
trouble was on. Mr. Wright sprang- forward on the chairs
to get out of the reach of his antagonists. An Arkansas dele
egate across the aisle reached out his hand and motioned him
in. The convention was thrown into an uproar. One of the
Hearst lowa delegates rushed forward to the platform. He
was at once followed by-Wright between two men. There
was a whispered conference, with Chairman Bailey, and.
Wright secured recognition.
He thundered forth: "Gentlemen of the convention, lam
proud of the fact that the great party to which I belong or
dinarily believes in free speech."
This struck the convention and Mr. Wright was accorded
attention. He said: _y
"On behalf of that section of lowa which sends Demo
crats to congress—on behalf of lowa Democrats who did not
receive their political education from 'Coin's Financial
School,' I second the nomination of Judge Parker, of New;
Mr. Wright at once left the platform amid great applause
and confusion. He proceeded down the aisle to his seat. His
colleagues, however, refused to allow him to take his seat.
He was called many hard names and finally had to be escorted
by an officer and "was given a seat by the Georgia delegation.
The incident was one of the liveliest of the session.
Chairman Weaver, of the lowa delegation, loudly de
manded a hearing, but was not recognized. He asserted that
his colleagues wished to remove Wright as honorary vice
president of the convention from lowa.
Chairman Bailey took a hand then. Rapping his desk, he
secured order, and said:
"In the confusion the chair was unable to recognize the
gentleman who first rose. In order to correct the mistake
the chair takes great pleasure in recognizing Mr. Rinehart, of
lowa, who desires to second a nomination on the part of the
state of lowa."
"The gentleman, who just left the platform," said Mr.
Rinehart, "has cast an aspersion on the delegation from lowa*
I -wish to cast the aspersion back in his teeth."
Mr. Rinehart denied that money had been received by any
of the delegation from lowa to cause them to cast their vote.
Mr. Rinehart made his seconding speech and was listened
to with attention, but a yell greeted his last words.
Twenly Additional Norge Pas
sengers Reach Land
LONDON, July 9.—The latest informa
tion points to the conclusion that only
one boat load of survivors of the wrecked
Danish steamer Norge was picked up
yesterday. A dispatch from Leith, Scot
land, saying that ninteen survivors had
been landed at Thorshavn, Faroe islands,
and a dispatch from Glasgow saying that
a boat containing eleven passengers, eight
sailors and one child had reached the
Shetland islands probably referred to the
same boat. The facts have iot yet been
definitely established, but it would appear
that only twenty can be wiped off the
list of missing.
The second officer of the Norge, who
landed at Thorshavn says that on the
night of June 30 his boat sighted a large
steamer and that he made all the signals
in his power, but the boat was not ob
served. All hands then lost hope. For
five days thereafter storms, fog, sun
sKme and calms were the only changes
in their monotonous waiting death. Both
bread and water ran out. On the morning
of July 5 land was sighted, but the ef
forts of those In the boat to reach it was
unavailing. Later in the day a schooner
hove in sight and acknowledged the boat s
signals. Finally all the survivors were
taken on board and they were landed at
Thorshavn on the evening of July 6, when
five of them were taken to the hospital.
A trawler, which arrived at Grimsby
last night, reported seeing an object In the
water which proved to be the body -of a
middle-aged woman, in whose arms were
clasped a dead baby girl. They were
drifting supported by a life belt marked
'"Norge." The bodies were weighted and
then committed to the sea.
Writers Choose Officers
WARSAW, Ind., July B.—The West
ern Writers' association today elected
the following officers: President,
Charles Eugene Banks, Chicago; vice
presidents, Mrs. E, S. L. Thompson,
Indianapolis; H. M. Skinner, Chicago;
John J. Piatt, Cincinnati; Madison Ga
wein, Louisville; Eugene Ware, To
peka, Kan.; Elizabeth Richie, Omaha;
Martin A. Swaffor and Charles Walter
Brown, Missouri; secretary, Stephen
Mrs. Maybrick Will Soon Be Free
LONDON, July B.—Mrs. Florence May
brick will be released, as an ordinary pris
oner on ticket-of-leave, between now and
Aug. 1. The authorities have no inten
tion of granting her a free pardon, but
cannot impose any restrictions on Mrs.
Maybrick after her arrival In America.
Eighth Ward Association Will
Urge Its Abolishment
That the city dump in Minnehaha street,
between Lexington and Victoria avenues,
is a nuisance and should be abolished
was decided last night by the Eighth
Ward Improvement association, meeting -
at Weiler's hall, Dale street and Uni
versity avenue.
'The Eighth ward," protested P. Ij.
Schultz, "should not be made a dumping
ground for the Seventh ward. Are our
lives not as valuable as those of the pen
pie in that ward? Are we not human?"
The necessity of abolishing the dump,
which now reeks with odors from dead
cats and dogs and from the most repul •
sive garbage, will be urged upon the
health department by a committee con
sisting of Otto Benz, Nic Gillen and A.
J. Ries. The same committee will pro
test against the alleged failure of the de
partment to clean the alleys and back
yards throughout the ward.
F. L. McGhee, Thomas Spence and
John F. Fisher were named as a per
manent committee on schools. They will
endeavor to have arrangements made by
which children in the .ward may be sent
to nearby schools, when such schools
exist, rather than to schools much farther
Another committee, headed by Nic
Weyter, was instructed to ask the city
engineer to have placed underground the
electric feed wires that now traverse St.
Albans and other streets. These wires
were strung to connect with the Dale
street power house of the street railway
A protest, it was voted, would be sent
to the school board against its published
intention to expend $200,000 for a new
high school. The board will be asked to
devote two-thirds of the sum named to
the grade schools.
"Grade schools," declared Thomas
Spence," are much more necessary to the
common people than aTe high schools. Not
more than 10 per cent of our school chil
dren ever get inside a high school."
The association will request the char
ter commission "to save $50,000 or $60,
--000" by combining the city and the gen
eral elections.
Nicholas Gillen was elected a member
of the executive committee of the asso
ciation in place of the late John Lorenz.
Most Rev. F. M. Redwood at Cathedral
Most Rev. F. M. Redwood, .archbishop
of Wellington, New Zealand, will preach
in the Cathedral tomorrow at the 10:30
COLE— In St. Paul. Minn., July 8. 1904,
George Cole; aged seventy-two years, at
his residence, 282. East Thirteenth
street. Notice of funeral hereafter.

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