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Colorado and Nebraska Are Safely for Bryan
.(Special Washington Correspondence of
The Argus.)
When the Democratic national con
.veation met In Denver two-thirds ot
Its work was already done. There
.was no reason to anticipate the nomi
nation of any man for the first place
except Mr. Bryan. There was no pos
sibility of any platform save the one
Which Bryan npproved. Never was
there a convention more thoroughly in'
accord with the principles of the mass
of the Democratic voters than this
one. Of course there was a certain
amount of contention In the committee
on resolutions and on the floor, but in
the end It was a Bryan convention,
standing for bis nomination and for
the principles in which he believes.
Moreover. U was a convention ani
mated by the purpose of making a
winning fight next November.
So much for the convention. The
people In Denver and In states neigh
boring to Colorado believe that the
Democratic ticket has a fair chance
of election. I personally think that it
Is sure of election. But.it may be
well to qualify one's prophecies.
Never have 1 seen so much enthusiasm
In a convention crowd as has been
manifested in this beautiful city at
the eastern edge of the Rockies. There
was no talk in either the hotel lobbies
or the convention hall hostile to Bry
. an.' He controlled not merely the or
ganizatlon of the convention, but the
Impressions of the people gathered in
the convention city. Some months ago
a Denver man, member of the house
of representatives, said. to me that if
we could carry the state of Colorado
he would concede the United States.
I hope be will remember this proposi
tion, because 1 am thoroughly con
Tinced after a careful investigation of
what Is doing in the state of Colorado
that we will carry this state for Bry
an without difficulty. The Democratic
party will carry also Nebraska and
will make a hard and, I believe, a suc
cessful fight for Iowa and Wisconsin.
Selection of a Chairman.
Much of the power and strength of a
national committee depend upon its
chairman. Senator Jones of Arkansas
was twice Installed in this position.
Thomas Taggart of Indiana succeeded
him. Today there is no insistence or
determination upon the next candidate
for this most Important place. Proba
bly the selection will not be made un
til two or three weeks after the con
vention. . There are several candidates
Whose names are being discussed
amofig politicians. This is the list:
Tom L. Johnson, mayor of Cleveland.
O. Tom Johnson's .chief fight .is being
made for the reform of municipal gov
ernment. He understands national af
fairs and Is a strong man in the Dem
ocratic side of politics. But I am in
clined to believe that Johnson has his
owu Ogbt to make in Cleveland, and.
having known him and worked with
him in polities for at least twelve
years, I am confident that unless a
really Macedonian cry was sent out he
would not take the chairmanship of
the national committee. He Is doing
his work and doing it well In his own
state and his own city. And If we
Democrats can find some one else to
manage the national campaign we will
make no error in leaving Tom Johnson
to attend to his own knitting.'
But who else Is there to be consider
ed? 1 am not urging the candidacy of
any one man. I am taking advantage
of this opportunity to suggest many
men. One of the first of whom I would
speak is D. J. Campau of Michigan.
In lSUG Mr. Campau headed the con
testing delegation from Michigan which
was seated in that memorable conven
tion. Since that time he has been a
member of the national committee and
at all times has been a most loyal
Democrat 1 might almost say Bryan
Democrat that could be imagined. It
is quite true that in 1904 Mr. Cam
pau carried his state delegation for
Judge Farker. He then believed that
there was an opportunity for the elec
tion of Parker. He did not in the
slightest degree desert Mr. Bryan, for
be held then that the Parker nomina
tion would put the Democracy, once
more In power and that out of the elec
tion which he fondly hoped Mr. Bryan
might come into power later. Of
course he was wrong. His error was
one of the head and not of the heart,
and those who remember what he did
in the campaigns of 1S0G and 1900 bold
no antagonisms toward him for what
may have been done in 3904. Mr.
Campau Is not a speaker, but he Is a
worker. I have had some experience
with men at the head of the national
committee. If Mr. Campau should be
given this place the committee would
be a working one, and there would be
no rrms about tne work, n wouiu Dea
careful, systematic organization of the
Democratic workers in all the doubtful
Loyal Democrats.
And, again, consider a man from
Wisconsin, Tim Ryan. Mr. Ryan has
been a member of the national com
mittee for eight years. He has been
and still is a representative of the type
of Democracy which is now dominant
and In the saddle. He comes from rt
state which this year for the first time
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tory between the two parties. 'When
A. J. Hopkins, the thoroughly dlscred-
ited senator from Illinois, in reporting
the platform to the Republican na
tional convention described the planks
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that in the future, as in the past, be
would be loyal to Democracy as it now
stands, loyal to the great leader of the
Democratic party, William J. Bryan.
But it Is not necessary to look alto
gether to the middle west or to the
northwest for a chairman. Down
where the Potomac river 'breaks
through the Allegheny mountains,
down where the richest mineral de
posits in all the east are to le found,
lies the state of West Virginia. It is
a state which should be Democratic.
biV-yWhlcb for years has been Repub
lic fn. It has been Republican be
cause there was no fighting quality in
the blood of those who, professed to
be Democratic leaders there. To
day the Democrats of that state have
a new ambition and find new encour
agement in the fact that they have
new leaders. Out of West Virginia
may well come a chairman, of the
Democratic national committee. Wil
liam E. Chilton of Charleston has
been a fighter, for progressive Democ
racy for many long years. He is an
organizer and when need be an ora
tor. He would be able to swing that
little group of states that nestle about
West Virginia into the Democratic
column if a proper ticket were pre
sented. Nobody is urging Chilton's
appointment to this important place.
and yet out of the uncertainty which
now hangs about the chairmanship it
would not be remarkable if the ap
polntment should be handed to him.
The suggestion of non. D. K. Fran
cis of St Louis appeals very much to
the practical politicians in the Demo
cratic party. Mr. Francis was not
"right" In 1896, but no man has given
clearer indication of his desire to
come back into the Democratic ranks
and to fight for the cause of Demo
cratic success than he. Frankly, I do
not expect that Governor Francis will
be chosen for this position, but it
would not be an unwise thing for the
Democratic party to give more atten
tion to his qualifications for the plnce
than today it appears to be willing to
This is the hrst convention since
1896 at which Hearst and his political
power have received practically no at
tention whatsoever. Of course, men
are asking here and there what Hearst
Is going to do, but it is a mere mat
ter of gossip. The usual answer to
the question is that nobody cares a
continental what he is going to do.
The feeling among the politicians
gathered at Denver, is that the erratic
course of Hearst has utterly destroyed
his political influence in the nation.
This is a Democratic convention, and
the Democrats here gathered are not
Inclined to look with favor upon a
man who, having received a Demo
cratic-nomination for governor of New
York, continued his political activities
the next year by fusing with the Re
publican party, dominated by Odell
and E. II. Harrinian. There is
story that be has wearied of paying
all the expenses of his personally con
ducted party and that his trip abroad
was taken for the purpose of enabllna
him to gently, after the Hearst man
ner, evade the responsibilities which
he has incurred. Charlie Walsh, who
used to be secretary of the Democratic
national committee and who now, to
the regret of his friends, is a mere
salaried henchman of Hearst, stated
the other day that the convention
called for July 27 would be indefinite
ly postponed. Hearst's private secre
tary told Hearst's political reporter at
Denver to deny this and say that the
convention would meet and put a
ticket in the field. But it would seem.
In view of the dissension among
Hearst's own people, that the descrlp
tlon of the Hearst movement by the
correspondent of a New York newspa
per was fairly descriptive. He said
that Hearst was the "on again, oil
again, gone again Finnegan" of Dem
ocratic politics. And, Indeed, that is
the position which Hearst occupies to
day before this convention. Nobody
knows where he Is, and few care. The
general feeling is that his influence,
even If because of personal pique It
shall be directed against Bryan, will
be trivial.
The Republican Organization.
For nearly three weeks after the
Republican national convention ad
journed the Republican organization
had no head. No chairman had been
selected nor any secretary. No head
quarters had been chosen, no execu
tive committee had been appointed.
What Is the meaning of this? Does
It indicate that the' Republican party
Is bo torn by dissension that it could
not even provide for a proper organi
zation to conduct the campaign upon
which it Is about to enter? Does it
mean that there was nobody In the
old Republican organization that Sec
retary Taft was willing to trust? Of
course we well know that it does not
mean lack pf money, for In the Re-
nuhlican trp.nsnrv thoro la tints iwm-w
5200,000 left over from' the last cam
paign. All that it can imply. Is Re
publican dissension. The Republican
party will go into this campaign torn
with dissension, racked with oersonal
jealousies. The Democratic Dartr will
go in as a united force, marching
shoulder to shoulder, with no thought
except. to;. charge, upon, the common
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Chicago, July 15. Following are the
market quotations today:
July, 90, 90. 89, 89.
September, 90, 90, 89, 90.
December, 92, 92. 91, 92y8.
May, 96, 90, 90, 9C.
July, 73, 74. 73, 74.
September. 73, 74, 73. 74y4.
December, Gl, 62, Cl, 61.
May. 61, 61, 61, 61.
July, 51, 51, 50, 50.
September, 43, 43',, 42. 42.
December, 43, 44, 43, 43.
May, 45, 45, 44, 45;
July, 15.82, , . 15.80. v
September, 15.85, 16.20. 15.82, 15.90.
October, 15.87, 16.1 i, 15.85, 15.92.
July, closed 9.32.
September, 9.35, 9.50, 9.32, 9.40.
October, 9.42, 9.55, 9.42, 9.50.
July, 8.70, , , S.70.
September, 8.75, 8.92, 8.75. 8.85.
October. 8.85, 8.97, 8.85, 8.92.
Receipts today Wheat, 60; "corn,
S3; oats, 60; hogs, 27,000; cattle, 13,
000; sheep, 15,000.
Estimated receipts Thursday Hogs,
Hog market opened weak to 5c
lower. Hogs left over, 4,800. Light,
$G.306.85; good heavy. $6.306.95;
mixed and butchers $G.306.95; rough
heavy, $6.306.53.
Cattle market opened slow.
Sheep market opened strong.
Omaha Hogs, 10.000; cattle, 20,000.
Kansas City Hogs, 9,000; cattle,
Hog market closed slow and weak,
10 to 15c lower. Light, $6.157.65;
good heavy, $6.20 6.85; mixed and
butchers. $G.206.S5; rough heavy,
Cattle market closed weak. Beeves,
$4.337.90; stockers and feeders $4.35
4.90; cows and heifers, $2.255.90.
Sheep market closed strong to a
shade higher.
Northwestern receipts:
Minneapolis Today, 110; last week,
82; last year, 172.
Duluth Today, 90; last week, 77;
last year, 64.
Export clearances Wheat and flour
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Liverpool opening cables Wheat
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Liverpool closing Wheat to
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New York, July 15. Following are
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Missouri Pacific 52 , Great Northern
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Provision and Produce.
Eggs Fresh, 16c. ,
Live Poultry Hens, per pound, 8c;
springs, $3 to $4 a dozen.
Butter Dairy, 20c.
Lard JOc ;
Vegetables Potatoes, 50c to 55c;
onions, $1.
Live Stock. -
. Hogs $G.356.75.- - -' -
Sheep Yearlings or over, $4.00 to
$5.00; lambs, $4.50 to $6.75.
Cattle Steers, $3.00 to $6.00 ;cowa,
and heifers, $2.00 to $4.00; calves, $4.00
Feed and Fuel. ..
Grain Corn, 6Sc to ; 69c; oats-, 48c
to 50c. ,
Forage Timothy Jhay, $10 to $11;
prairie, $7 to $10; clover, $10 to $11;
straw, $6. . - -
Coal Lump, per busheL 14c; 'slack,
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