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Plague In San Francisco.
DENVER, June 28. The State Board of
Health advises the maintenance of tho
quarantine against Chinese and Japanese
on account of the bubonic plague In San
Francisco and the explanation of Colo
rado's action in the matter, demanded by
Secretary of State Hay. will be made by
Governor Thomas in accordance with the
report of Dr. Tyler, secretary of the
board. In this report the interference of
President McKinley in raising the quar
antine declared at San Francisco by Dr.
Klnyouu. the Federal health officer, is
sharply condemned and his action at
tributed to political reasons. The report
discusses in detail the history of the
bubonic plague In San Francisco and the
action taken to prevent its spread by the
local authorities and states:
"The quarantine apparently makes
racial distinctions against Chinese and
Japanese, but the discriminations ure only
apparent. The actual distinction is not
because of race solely, but because these
two races are the only ones known to
have been exposed to this disease."
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Lend Her Protection.
WASHINGTON, June 23. Dispatches re
ceived here indicate that the Colombian
Government has finally satisfied Itself that
Nicaragua is responsible for the revolu
tionary movement on the Isthmus or Pan
ama and inquiries have been made of our
Government to ascertain how far reli
ance may be had upon us for the main
tenance of peace and order in case the
Insurrection finally jeopardizes the Colom
bian government on the Isthmus, Our
Government has. in answer, simply re
verted to its old and well defined policy
in such cases of limiting its activities to
the keeping open of the Panama Railway
and the protection of the lives and prop
erty of United States citizens.
Gold Stnndnrd in Haytt.
WASHINGTON. June 28. The Depart
ment of State Is advised by Minister Kow
ell. at Port au Prince, that he had been
informed that the government of Haytl
has adopted the gold standard and that
the unit or value Is the American gold
Germans at Tien Tsln Safe.
HAMBURG, June 28. Commercial firms
here have received telegrams from Shang
hai saying that all Hht Germans at Tien
Tsln are uninjured.
WOOLLEY THEIR MAN
Chicagoan for President.
METCALF FOR THE SECOND PLACE
Dr. STralloir Might Have Had the
Bet Declined It.
CHICAGO, June 28. The Prohibition
National Convention adjourned sine die
today, after having placed in nomination
for President John G. Woolley. of Illinois
and for Vice-President, Henry B. Met
calfe, of Rhode Island. The nominations
In each instance -were made on the first
Only two candidates for the Presidential
nomination were balloted for Mr. Wool
Icy and Rev. Silas C. Swallow, of Penn
sylvania Hale Johnson, of Illinois, with
drawing his name at the last moment and
throwing his strength to Mr. Woolley.
This undoubtedly had a great effect on
the result, as the convention earlier In
Jhe lay had been nearly stampeded for
Swallow by an eloquent speech of H. L.
Castle, -of Pittsburg, and had the friends
of tho Pennsylvania clergyman forced a
ballot at that time, the result might have
For Vice-President three candidates
were balloted for H. B. Metcalfe, Thom
as R. Cascardon. of West Virginia, and
Rev. E. L. Eaton, of .Iowa Mr. Me teal To
receiving an overwhelming majority of
the votes cast Immediately after the
announcement of the result of the ballot
for the Presidential nomination. Dr. Swal
law was proposed as the Vice-Presidential
nominee. The convention went wild over
the suggestion, but Dr. Swallow, after a
hurried conference with the Pennsylvania
delegation refused to accept the nomina
tion. During today's session. Chairman Stew
art, of the National committee, called
for contributions for the campaign fund,
and over $7000 was realized in a few min
utes. Proceedings of the Convention.
The attendance vras much larger than
yesterday. The galleries of the big
First Regiment Armory were thronged
when Chairman Dickie rapped the
convention to order at 10 A. M. Af
ter prayer by Rev. C. H. Mead,
of New Jersey, Chairman Johann. of
the Committee on Credentials, made a
supplementary report, showing the arrival
of 3D delegates. Tho total number of del
egates present was 730, representing 40
On account of the total failure of Chair
man Dickie's voice, A. G. Wolfenbarger,
of Nebraska, took the chair. He recog
nized National Chairman Oliver W. Stew
art, who In a speech of some length out
lined the work of the National Committee
during the last four years, and the work
contemplated for the coming campaign.
Mr. Stewart concluded with a plea for
funds from, those present, with which to
coliduct the campaign, which Is intended
to be on a more extensive scale than tho
party has ever before attempted. Sev
eral thousand dollars were subscribed.
Colonel "Brewer, of the Salvation Army,
was Introduced. He made an eloquent
plea for the cause of prohibition and was
enthusiastically cheered when he took
"The roll of states will now be called
for nominations for President," an
nounced Chairman Wolfenbarger.
"Arkansas yields to Illinois," cried tho
lone woman delegate from that state.
"Illinois has two candidates for tho
Presidency," shouted a delegate.
WoolIey'a Name Presented.
Amid applause. National Chairman Stew
art was recognized to put John G. Wool
ley In nomination. He said in part: '
"The Republican party has renominated
the one man in the United States who is J
to blame for the existence of the army l
canteen, the man who has committed this
country to the imperial expansion of the
liquor traffic In a short time the Demo
cratic party will name as Its standard- j
bearer a man who, pretending to be the I
sworn foe of trusts, monopolies and -un- J
holy combinations of wealth, has not I
dared to say a word against the liquor .
traffic that furnishes the corrupt and our- i
chasable vote by which such combinations
keep themselves entrenched In power.
"The Issue will soon be made between
these two parties and each of them,
with hands red with the blood of the vic
tims of the saloon and the canteen, will
beseech the decent man in this country
"This of all years Is the one In which
to convert men to the Prohibition party.
Give us a leader of enthusiasm who can
stir the hearts of men. Give us a man
whose elements of strength have already
taken him Into the forefront of the fight
and made him the most prominent re
form orator in America."
He closed by naming John G. Woolley,
"of every state." At mention of Wool
ley's name the delegates cheered, shouted
and waved flags and handkerchiefs, and
when Mr. Stewart concluded half tho
delegates arose and cheered wildly.
Spoke for Johnson.
General W. Geer, of Illinois, took the
platform to nominate Hale Johnson. He
"I have the honor to name before you
today the grandest man in the Prohibi
tion party in the world (applause) except
Oliver W. Stewart and myself Qaughter).
He was born in Indiana in 1847. He could
not help It. He was a soldier. So were
his father and grandfather. SS Is his son.
So his war record is clear. In 1S5 he
became a lawyer an honest lawyer
(laughter). Not only must we have an
orator of ability, but we must have a
man of business affairs and of constitu
tional ability so he can call down the
Attorney-General when he nullifies tho
"For years he has been a fighter in
the ranks of Prohibition for God and
home and native land. He Is a courage
ous Christian citizen, as grand a agan as
lives beneath the sun is Hale Johnson."
"California yields to Pennsylvania."
came the announcement from that state.
An Admirer of Sirnllovr.
Homer L. Castle, of Pittsburg, pale and
slender, took the platform amid the ap
plause of the friends of Dr. Swallow to
nominate the Pennsylvania man.
"Get on the table." yelled some dele
gate In the rear of the halL
"If you can't see me you'll hear me,"
retorted Dr. Castle. He pointed out the
qualifications of Dr. Swallow and con
"He has a tremendous advantage. He
is a Methodist. The Methodist Church
seems to have gone stark mad. crazy on
the proposition that we have a Methodist
President. Toll want to insist to the vot
ers of this Nation that a man who will
not keep his church vows and obligations
cannot be trusted to keep his official vows
and obligations. Tou want to tell over
and over again that whether It Is wise or
unwfeo to annex the Philippines, the prac
tical'" yesults by which they have been
opened to the -unrestrained onslaught of
the brewing interests of this country Is a
crime before God, the magnitude of which
dwarfs and belittles to the Infinitesimal
point the worst Spanish misrule which
Mr. Castle's fierce denunciation of ex
Senator Quay, of Pennslyvania, was re
ceived with delight by the delegates. As
Mr. Castle concluded a glowing eulogy
of Silas Swallow, the most striking dem
onstration of the day occurred. The dem
onstration continued for several minutes,
and apparently came near stampeding tho
convention. The roll-call f states was
then concluded, no further nominations
Seconding speeches were made, repre
sentatives of nearly every state delega
tion taking the platform In support of
some one of the three candidates. Hale
Johnson, of Illinois, arose and thanked
his friends for their support, and then
withdrew his name as a candidate.
Amid considerable confusion the bal
Iottlng then began. The vote was very
close throughout, but with Woolley
slightly in the lead. It was not until the
last state had been called, however, that
Mr. Woolley's nomination was assured.
When the result was announced, "Wool
ley 3S0, Swallow 320." a perfect tempest
of cheers ensued. The nomination, amid
renewed cheers, was made unanimous.
A. A. Stevens, of Pennsylvania, then
secured the floor.
"It would make the strongest ticket we
ever had," he shouted, "to nominate S. C
Swallow for Vice-President."
This started the convention again. Hats,
canes, umbrellas, fans, pampas plumes
and everything but chairs filled the air,
while the delegates, already hoarse from
shouting, lost their voices In a long-continued
roar of "Woolley-Swallow,"
"Woolley-Swallow." Somebody started
"America," and the delegates and spec
tators joined with thunderous accord in
the National anthem.
Meanwhile the Pennsylvania delegation
retired to consider whether or not to ac
cept second place on the ticket for Dr.
Swallow. After a brief conference, the
chairman of the Pennsylvania delegation
announced that Dr. Swallow would not
accept the nomination.
The roll of states was then called for
nominations for the Vice-Presidency. -A.
H. Morrill, of Massachusetts, placed H.
B. Metcalfe, of Rhode Island, In nomina
tion. The delegates, tired out after six
hours of speechmaklng, were evidently
anxious to bring things to a conclusion,
but a motion to suspend the rules and
nominate Metcalfe by acclamation was
lost by a close vote. Dr. E. L. Eaton, of
Des Moines, la.; Thomas Cascardon, of
West Virginia, and James Tate, of Ten
nessee, were placed In nomination. Mr.
Tate, however, withdrew his name. The
roll was then called. There was an over
whelming vote in favor of Metcalfe. The
vote was as follows: Total votes cast,
594; Metcalfe, 394; Cascardon, 132; Eaton.
A. motion by Dr. Eaton to make the
nomination unanimous was seconded by
Mr, Cascardon, carried, and, after a com
mittee had been appointed formally to no
tify the candidates of their nomination,
the convention, at 6 o'clock, adjourned
Sketches of the Nominees.
John G. Woolley was born at Collins-
vine, O., February 15, 1S50. He-was
graduated from the Ohio Wesleyari UnV
verslty In 1871, practiced law. in Paris,
111., Minneapolis and New York until 1SS3.
when he became a Prohibitionist, and
from accepting occasional invitations to
speak on the subject of the liquor traf
fic, drifted out of the practice of his
profession into the lecture field. He has
resided In Chicago since 1S92.
Henry D. Metcalfe, of Rhode Island,
was born 71 years ago. He Is president
of the Providence County Savings Bank
and superintendent of the Sunday school
of the Church of Our Father, In Paw
tucket, R. I. Mr. Metcalfe was formerly
a Republican, but joined the Prohibition
party several years ago, and has been
prominently Identified with that party
since. He has been the candidate for
Governor several times.
"Woolley's Visit to Oregon.
John G. Woolley, the nominee for
President on the Prohibition ticket, was
in Oregon in May and June, and made 30
speeches in the state while here. He
spoke In Portland May 12 and 13, and
again June 3. While here he was the
guest of Mr. and Mrs. I. H. Amos, at 853
Hawthorne avenue. Mr. Amos Is chair
man of the Prohibition State Central
Committee. Local Prohibitionists are
greatly pleased over the nomination of
THREE OAKS CANNON.
Deivey's Present Unveiled by Helen
THREE OAKS, Mich., June 2S. Cere
monies attending the unveiling of the can
non presented to this town by Admiral
Dewey began at 2 o'clock this afternoon.
Splendid weather favored the thousands
of visitors, who crowded all Incoming
trains from early morning. Every build
ing In the place was gorgeously decorated
with flags and bunting. The celebration
will continue tomorrow.
Miss Helen Gould, accompanied by Dr.
and Mrs. Palen, Misses Palen, Edwards
and Coler, arrived from the East this
evening on the same train with General
R. A. Alger. The party viewed the mili
tary and civic parade, which took place
shortly after their arrivaL After a speech
of welcome by Mayor Warren. General
Alger was Introduced. He paid a high
tribute to Miss Gould. Dr. W. E. Barton,
of Chicago, delivered the oration of the
day on the theme, "Victories of Peace
and War." Miss Gould was then escorted
to the edge of the platform by Mr. War
ren, who said:
"I take pleasure in speaking for you
and for millions more in this great Na
tion who love and reverence the name of
Helen Miller Guold.
Before touching the button that un
veiled the cannon. Miss Gould turned to
Mayor Warren and said:
"It gives me great pleasure, indeed, to
be present and take part in the ceremo
nies connected with the unveiling of the
Miss Gould was greeted with continued
To Abolish Sugar Bounties.
LONDON. June 58. The Association of
Chambers of Commerce of the United
Kingdom adopted a resolution at to
day's session urging the government to
promptly conclude a convention with
Germany, Austria and other powers will
ing to abolish sugar bounties, the con
vention to include a penal clause prohib
iting the entry of bounty-fed sugar Into
the territories of the contracting powers.
Estate of J. W. Sprague.
NEW YORK. June 28. S. S. Terry,
who is one of the beneficiaries of the
will of J. W. Sprague. of Louisville, says
that It will be about 50 years before the
estate, valued at $250,009, will come into
the possession of the Smithsonian Insti
tution, and the collection of Japanese
curios, one of the most valuable In this
country, will be sold In this city next
Winter for the benefit of the estate. The
collection Is now In Louisville,
RELIEF OF SEYMOUR
International Forces Saved,
But No Word of Ministers.
COLUMN DID NOT REACH PEKIN
Got as Far as Lofa, bat Conld Nei-
ther Advance Xor Retreat
LONDON. June 29, 4 A. M. The casual
ties of the International force attacking
Tien Tsln were: Americans Killed, 3;
wounded, 2. British Killed. 2; wounded.
1. Germans Killed. 15; wounded, 27. Rus
siansKilled, 10; wounded, 37.
The gun Arc of the Americans and
"PROHIBITION NOMINEE FOB, PRESIDENT.
British Is described as "beautiful." After
tho relieving force passed on to the re
lief of Admiral Seymour. Chinese regulars
under General NIeh, says a dispatch from
Shanghai, again attacked Tien Tsln
fiercely, and bombarded the foreign set
tlement with a terrible fire.
Colonel Dorrward, British, commanded
the column that relieved Admiral Sey
mour. American marines participated In
the achievement. The Admiral was found
intrenched and surrounded by Immense
masses of Chinese, who were driven off
by the attacking column after a brisk
fight. His men had made a brilliant re
sistance, never falling In courage for 15
days of continued fighting. During 10
days the men were on quarter rations.
They started with provisions for three
days, and they could have held out a
day or two longer.
The column was a few miles beyond
Lofa. Deeming It hopeless to attempt to
break through the hordes, Admiral Sey
mour essayed a night retreat toward Tien
Tsln, but he came into collision with a
strong force of Chinese arriving from the
northwest, and could neither advance nor
retreat. There was nothing to do but in
trench and to stand siege. He vainly at
tempted heliograph communication.
Seymour's men caught several Chinese
who said that the legations had been
burned and the Ministers killed. Others
said that the Ministers had been impris
oned. The Chinese displayed fanatical
courage In the attack.
Four thousand Russians left Tien Tsln
four days after Admiral Seymour, but
htey never got In touch with him.
Railway communication from Taku to
Tien Tsln has been restored, and the force
Is advancing toward Pekln.
Fighting was In progress Wednesday In
the vicinity of Tse Chu Lin, and large
preparations are being made to support
and reinforce the Pekln relieving column.
Twenty thousand troops of all. arms,
largely Japanese, have now been landed.
The fate of the members of the lega
tions Is still a mystery. If they are alive
and unharmed at Pekln, the Chinese
Government deserves some credit, Shang
hai correspondents think, for restraining
the fanatical mob.
The Shanghai correspondent of the
Dally Telegraph, wiring at 9.05 P. M.
"It Is reported on good Chinese author
ity that the government, alarmed by the
foreign military preparations, has issued
an edict ordering the peremptory suppres
sion of the Boxers, and announcing a de
cision to protect the legations at all haz
ards." However this may be, the British Con
sulate at Shanghai received definite in
formation yesterday, the Daily Express
correspondent says, that, while solemnly
promising complete abstention from war
Tike preparations, the Chinese are mount
ing several new six-Inch guns at the Woo
The British warships have sailed from
Hong Kong to reinforce the allied squad
ron at Shanghai.
The southern provinces are sending
troops toward Pekln, and the exodus of
Chinese of all classes from Shanghai con
tinues at the rate of from 10,000 to 15,000
Russian prestige has been Injured dur
ing the recent fighting, and an anti-Russian
rising In the Llao Tong Peninsula,
Russian Manchuria, Is predicted.
According to the Shanghai correspond
ent of the Times, advices from Shan
Tung say that Governor Youan Shlk Kal
maintains cordial relations with foreign
ers, and has sent numerous couriers to
Pekln. but none of them has returned.
An Imperial decree, published in Shang
hai yesterday (Thursday), says a corre
spondent of the Dally Express, asserts
that the Imperial palace in Pekln was
burned June 16, and that the attack on
the palace was made by revolting Chinese
Admiral Bruce, In command of the Brit
ish forces at Taku, reports to the Admi
ralty the following casualties:
At Taku, June 24 One seaman wounded.
At Tien Tsln, up to the forenoon of
June 23 Four seamen killed, and Lieuten
ants Sterling. Powell and Wriirht. Cam-
j mander Beattle. and 41 mldshlomen and
RALPH PLATTS MISSION.
Agent of the Deposed Emperor Is
Going to Washington.
TACOMA, Wash., June 2S. Captain
Ralph Piatt arrived In Tacoma today
from China, and claims to be the ac
credited agent of friends of the deposed
Emperor. Piatt has a pocket full of
credentials and is on his way to Wash
ington to ask the Intercession of this Gov-
eminent in behalf of the Emperor. Cap
tain Piatt was with the Oregon volun
teers, and was attached to General
Hughes' staff as Adjutant-General. When
his term expired In the Philippines ho
was made legal advisor, and was thus
thrown in with the Chinese Minister at
Manila. At the outbreak of the Boxer
troubles at Wei Hal Wei friends of the
Emperor at once secured his services.
His mission is said to be primarily for
the purpose of securing justice for tho
Emperor, and he Wnts that he may ask
the powers to establish a protectorate.
Piatt left for Washington tonight.
IN SHAN TUNG PROVINCE.
Conditions in the' Mission Districts
BERLIN, June 2S. The Cologne Volks
Zeltung has received a cablegram saying
that the situation Jn the mission districts
in the southern part of the Province of
Shan Tung Is now extremely threatening.
Professor Vldar Frelnademetz telegraphs
from Zeinlner. on the Grand Canal, that
the missionaries are without protection
and that their lives are In great danger.
According to the same paper, there are
In Pekln 10.000 Catholics, with 23 Catholic
missionaries and 100 Protestant mission
aries. The Volks Zeltung expresses as
tonishment that none of these people
have been able to send news to the coast.
General von Hannaken, formerly mili
tary instructor in the Chinese army, re
plying to a statement in the English
press that the Taku forts were built by
German engineers, says they were built
by Chinese mechanics, and afterwards
remodelled by Americans.
The Voerwarts complains that the Ger
man Government is taking all the various
steps In China without consulting the
Reichstasr. -which is now adjourned,
whereas the British and French Parlia
ments are In session, and the govern
ments of London and Paris must make
reDorts to them on the progress of events.
It adds "It Is high time that our peo
ple recognized the danger threatening
them and that they called the govern
ment to strict account."
Chnfiee In Chicago.
CHICAGO, June 2S. General Adna. R.
Chaffee, en route to China, as commander
of the American troops In the Celestial
Kingdom, arrived here at 9 o'clock to
day and repaired to the Union League
Club as Its guest. He called on General
Wheeler at Army headquarters, and at
noon the two veterans took lunch to
gether at the Union League Club. In the
afternoon, after a drive about the city.
General Chaffee received the newspaper
men for a few moments.
"We're under rush orders to get to
China," he said. "We will sail Sunday
on the Grant, which is awaiting us at
San Francisco, for Nagasaki, and from
that port we go to Taku, stopping pos
sibly at Che Foo. I do not know how
many men we will have. Nine hundred
will sail with mo on the Grant, and the
Ninth Infantry Is already on the water
from Manila to China."
Saved by Russians.
SHANGHAI, June 28. The Dallly News
has a dispatch from Wei Hal -Wei dated
June" 17, saying:
"The railway terminus, which Is eight
miles north of Tien Tsln. Is destroyed.
Captain Bayley wishes It published that
it is due to the Russians that any one
Is alive at Tien Tsln. The American Con
sul telegraphs that the American missslon
at Wei Hal Wei has been completely de
stroyed." From official sources It is learned that
the legations at Pekln and the foreign
ers there were safe June 25.
Arranging Peace Terms.
SHANGHIA. June 28. It Is asserted
here that Liu. the Viceroy of Nankin, ha3
received Instructions from Pekln to In
form the foreign Consuls here imme
diately that the legations at Pekin "have
been, arranging peace terms."
Wnh Sien Mission Destroyed.
CHE FOO. Wednesday, June 27. The
American mission at Wuh Sien, Shan
Tung Province, has been destroyed. The
missionaries escaped. The Governor has
notified foreigners inland that he Is un
able to protect them.
HILL NOT IN FAVOR
Bryan Democrats Discourage
His Vice-Presidential Boom.
PROBABLE FIGHT OVER PLATFORM
National Convention Delegates
Showing Up at Kansas City Sal
ter Worlcers in the Field.
KANSAS CITY, Mo., June 28. Conven
tion signs are apparent, but not very
plentiful. No one in Kansas City talks
about anything but the coming Demo
cratic National Convention, and It Is
evident that the gathering Is to be the
event In the history of the city. They
are getting ready for the crowds, too,
and Intend to take care of all who may
come, notwithstanding the doubts that
have existed concerning the ability of the
city to handle a great National gather
ing. Among the convention signs are pic
tures of W. J. Bryan, and the "peerlesa
young leader of 1896" looks alone from
many windows of the shops and hotels.
Then there are the decorations, which
are being put up on the streets and about
the rooms selected for the different state
headquarters. In the hotels the carpets
are being covered with canvas, and dray
load after drayload of cots and bedding
are being carried Into the hotels. The
cot Is a sure sign of a convention.
Over at the Convention Hall every ef
fort Is being made to complete the build
ing by Wednesday morning, and tho
men In charge renew their promises that
the convention will not be delayed a min.
ute by reason of incomplete arrange
ments. Tonight there is much more t
do, but wherever a man can work he Is
employed, so that the prediction of the
committee will no doubt be verified.
As to political news relating to the
convention, there Is more coming Into
Kansas City than Is being found or man
ufactured here. The few Democrats who
have arrived read the Interviews and re
ports of the leaders who are about to
start for the convention or are on their
way here, and this forms the basis of
most of the gossip afloat. Of course, the
dispatches from Lincoln have the most
Interest, for everybody Is anxious to
know what Mr. Bryan Is talking about
and what the men say who visit him.
There Is an impression that Mr. Bryan,
may come to Kansas City during the con
vention, and sopie of thos now here
think the great demonstration which
would follow his appearance would carry
enthusiasm all over the country and starfc
the convention off with a hurrah that
would be beneficial.
A Plntform Fight.
There Is the faintest Intimation that
there may be a contest over the plat
form. It is not that Mr. Bryan not only
wants the Chicago platform reafflnaed,
but that he also desires to have the.,16-to-1
declaration reiterated as strongly as.
It was In the Nebraska sta'te platform.
There are other Democrats who think a.
strong reaffirmation of the Chicago plat
form In a few words and then pa3s on to
"imperialism." trusts and other new feat
ures will be sufficient. The latter course
Is advised as one tending to satisfy
The fact that the nomination for first
place is already beyond question naturally
attracts more attention to the second
place, and there is some speculation about
the man who Is to be the Vice-Prest-dentlal
candidate with Mr. Bryan. As
was the case In Philadelphia, New York
occupies the center "of the stage. Quite
a number of names have been suggested
from that state, and one candidate. Mr.
Sulzer, already has headquarters opened
and some enthusiastic boomers on tho
ground. If Mr. Sulzer comes here after
his visit to Lincoln with his hopes high
he will get many delegates outside his
own state. New York has not Indorsed
him. but he Is said to have the friendship
of Mr. Croker. There are those who will
remember that hearty support on the
part of the New York organization will
Indicate the desire of Mr. Croker.
No one here pretends to explain the
talk about ex-Senator Hill, and Western
Democrats say that his announced Inten
tion of coming- to Kansas City for the
purpose of trying to secure a modification
of the platform is sufficient to take him.
out. of the Vice-Presidential race. Mr.
Hill. It was understood by. men coming
direct from Lincoln, was far from satis
factory to Mr. Bryan.
Other candidates are mentioned, includ
ing ex-Congressman Shiveley, of Indiana,
and there is some talk about Charles A.
Towne. of Minneapolis, who "was nomin
ated by the Populists with Bryan. Thero
Is no doubt about the earnestness of Mr.
Towne ard his friends. He has headquar
ters engaged, and the Silver Republicans
will hold a convention simultaneously
with the Democratic gathering. They and
the Popullst3 Intend to Impress upon the
delegates the availability of Mr. Towno
as a vote-getter, and urge his nomination.
Ex-Senator Hill wired the Coates
House today that he will arrive Sunday.
He will flock by himself, so far as New
York Is concerned, as the majority of tho
delegation and Tammany will be at the
Midland. It was reported here that Hill
would make a pilgrimage to Lincoln and
see Colonel Bryan, but arrivals direct
from Lincoln say he Is not expected there
nor Is his re-entry Into politics received
with any Joy by the coming Democratic
nominee. Kill's position in the campaign
of 1S96 still rankles the Democratic lead
E. E. Crandall. of California, has ar
rived here and opened headquarters for
his state at the Coates House. He came
by wav of Lincoln and spent yesterday
with Colonel Bryan. As usual there Is
with the California delegation a carload
or more of the products of orchards and
vineyards. A welcome sign to all Demo
crats has been hung out.
The National Democratic Convention
Hall had a severe test last evening, and
the result is very satisfactory. Kansas
City was visited by a violent wind storm,
which did a great deal of damage. Some
small structures were unroofed and trees
uproooted, but the convention hall was
uninjured. It Is not yet complete, some of
the steel structure not having arrived,
but even In Its present condition It with
stood the storm, and there is not the
least fear of accidents.
Maryland Opposed to Slxteen-to-One.
BALTIMORE. Md.. June 28. At a con
ference of the Democratic leaders of this
state held here yesterday, at which ex
United States Senator Gorman and Gov
prnnr Smith were present, the course of
the Maryland delegation to the conven
tion at Kansas City was discussed and
to some extent mapped out. It was de
termined to make every proper effort to
prevent the passage of a 16-to-l resolu
tion, and to Incorporate Into the platform
thp nlank on the currency question
adopted by the late Democratic State
Convention In Maryland. No effort will
be made to oppose the nomination of