Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, June 30, 1900, Image 1

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VOL. XL. NO. 12,339.
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Now Is the ttme to purchase your
Goodyear Rubber Company
It H. PEASE, President and Manager.
fifth and Washington Streets . . PORTLAND, OREGON
First-Class Checlc Iteatanrnn
Connected "With Hotel.
Shaw's Pure Malt
The Condensed Strength and Nutriment of
Barley and Rye
BlumaUer & tiOCf, HO Fourth Street
Sole Distributers for Oregon
J-.DAVIES, Prcs.
St. Charles Hotel
American and European Plan.
a5 Crockery, Glassware
LAMP goods and cutlery
Hotel, Restaurant and Bar Supplies a specialty.
We are also showing a new line of Covert
and Golfing Wagons, Golfing Traps, Pneumatic
Whalebone Runabouts.
Our Rubber Tires Give Satisfaction.
Ifc helps ,yoir standing and progress In any circle of acquaintances. The Pianola
ana Aeolian have been properly Introduced here. Our patrons include many of
Portland s most prominent citizens, ladles as well as gentlemen. Our recital hall
and warerooms constitute a beautiful home for these instruments, and we Invite
all lovers of good music to visit us. Don't you think it worth while to come and
see what there is In the Pianola and Aeolian that so fascinates the mot Intelli
gent people everywhere? it will pay you. also, to Inspect our choice lines of pianos,
especially the Steinway that needs no introduction) and tho superb A. B. Chase
(celebrated for its sweet tone and easy action).
M. B. WELLS, Northwest Acnt for tht Aeolian Company
353-355 Washington Street, cor. Park
Concessions Have Been Made That
Will Pacify Pacific Coast.
WASHINGTON, June 29. During the
lull at Republican headquarters, there
is more or less general discussion.' tndar
the ship subsidy bill coming up. The '
opinion seems to prevail that this bill will ,
pass at the next session. The friends of
the measure now go so far as to assert j
that tho bill will pass regardless of
whether the next House will be Repub
lican or Democratic. They say that the
only opposition that rendered the fate of
the bill doubtful has been placated, as the
westerners who originally thought the
discriminated in favor of Atlantic
tJig have had concessions made
kill include a fair proportion of j
ic ships of American make, to '
Lie Coast delegations in support
levelt Stnrts West. '
Juno 29. Governor Roose-
t the city today from Oyster
spanled, and spent the fore
Iging some private business
o clock he left oh a Lake
Oklahoma, where he is to
Igh Riders reunion to cele-
of San Juan. He goes
Referring to the coming
l Id: j
Imy fight in the campaign
fccord as Governor. There
eh Rider excitement, no
r anything of the sort."
tmltinn Town. ,
June 29. A pri-
here today from
kation at Cartha- '
t'ery grave, that
kthat the foreign ,
- Cnnton.
President and
for Canton.
for several
Ask for one of the following brands
Gold Seal Indian Anvil
Badger Elk Obelisk
Cttqeem Planter Neptune
- Frank Drug. Co.D0itor.
Rooms Single 75c to J1.60 per day
Rooms Double $1.00 to $2.00 per day
Rooms Family $1.50 to $3.00 per day
C. T. BELCHER. Sec and Treaj.
American plan
European plan
.$1.25. $1.60. $1.75
. 50c 75c. $1.00
Our Cart Display
This weak Includes the smartest
effects In . . .
for two or four passengers New
York and London styles.
320 TO 335
Pennsylvania Farmers Object te the
Bnlldins; of a Dam.
ALTOONA. Pa.. June 29. Farmers of
the Quemahonlng Valley are armed and
guarding a point that has been selected
by the Cambria Steel Company for the
erection of a dam four miles long and
having a depth of 75 feet at the breast.
The farmers declare the dam will be a
menace to public safety and decrease the
value of their lands. The property-owners
below the dam claim they will be In
constant danger of a repetition of the
Johnstown flood. The clash between the
civil engineers and the farmers is ex
pected at any time.
Bnrned fay Melted Copper.
PHOENIX. June 29. John Markey. em
ployed in the smelting works of the
United "Verde mine, at Jerome, was
burned to death and two Italians were
severely burned last night. Markey was
a skimmer on a converter. He had poured
the contents of the converter into the
great ladle and the crane was hoisting it
when the pall broke, pouring a large
quantity of seething copper over Markey
and partially over the Italians. Markey's
clothing was burned from his body and
he lived but a short time, dying in fear
ful agony.
Daily Treasury Statement.
WASHINGTON, June 29. Today's state
ment of the Treasury balances in the
general fund, exclusive of the J150.O00.O00
gold reserve In the division of redemption,
Available cash balances $152,424,200
Gold 70,30.843
Secretary Reet at His Deslc.
"WASHINGTON, June 29. Secretary
Root returned to the city today after a
10 days vacation at hi Summer home,
Southampton. . I. He relieved Assistant
Mclkjejohii frcia ictiveMuty, and the lat
ter Immediately left the' city lor .hla home
In Neferatks.
She Made a Record-Breaking
Round Trip.
Experienced Fine "Weather, and GotJ
Q.nldc Dispatch Brought 13
The steamer Geo. W. Elder tied up
at the Ainsworth dock at 8 o'clock last
night, after a voyage of nine days from
Nome City, having made the round trip,
including five days lay-over in Dutch
Harbor and six days discharging cargo
at Cape Nome, in 34 days. She brought
13 passengers, none of whom report that
they struck it very rich. Her trip Is the
quickest on record. Two days before
tho departure of the Elder, the Nome
City arrived off the beach, and Captain
Randall, of the Elder, believes she will
be In Portland again In about 10 days.
The Elder took up 325 passengers, most
ly from Portland, and landed them with
their belongings safely on the beach. Tho
O. R. & N- Co. had made lightering ar
rangements, which enabled the Elder to
get quick dispatch, and she was much
better off in this respect than many of
the other steamers. Five ships reached
Nome before she did, the first of them
being the San Bias. The stampede to
Topkuk, the new district where It is re
ported that $45,CO0 was taken out, was
at its height when the Elder was in
port, and another find was reported at
Port Clarence, up the beach In the direc
tion of Kotzebue Sound. The day before
the Elder sailed a miner came to Captain
Randall and offered to guarantee him 320
passengers at JQ0 a head for a, run to
this new field. He failed to return again
to make good his guarantee, and the cap
tain did not wait for him. Money is
plentiful, wages and meals high. Great
difficulty was experienced by many of tho
vessels In getting men to handle the car
goes, and much delay has been expe
rienced on this account. Many of the
crews of the boats 'Jumped" as soon as
they reached the beach, and here again
the Elder was fortunate, as she lost only
four men by desertion, three of whom
were from the cabin, where they were
not missed, owing to the few passengers
carried on the return trip. Smallpox
broke out on the steamshpl Ohio, which
took up TOO people from Seattle, and she
went Into quarantine at Egg Island. She
was still there when the Elder left. Other
steamers which were In Dutch Harbor at
the same time with tho Elder came strag
gling in after her arrival at Nome, having
been delayed at Dutch Harbor by the
difficulty of getting coal. The price Is
$12 a ton. which all the captains wero
more than willing to pay, as they could
not get along without coal. There Is a
great abundance In the yards at Dutch
Harbor, but only a limited force of men
to handle it
Crovrd to Sleet Her.
The news that the Elder had arrived at
Astoria brought a great crowd of friends
of the officers and the public generally to
Ainsworth Dock. The Columbia arrived
in first, and great was the disappointment
when the people of the wbarf learned that
itas'not the expect6d Nome ship. They
had not long to wait, however, for she
tied up at the wharf 15 minutes after the
Columbia, and her decks were black with
people from the dock as soon as the
plank was run aboard.
Captain Randall was much pleased" with
the quick dispatch he received at the
beach. The weather, with the exception
of one day, when the wind blew such a
gale that the ship was obliged to slip and
run to sea, was fine. The Ice from the
Yukon fiats had been blown to sea all
Winter, leaving the sea open In front of
home. Had the captains of the steamers
lying in Dutch Harbor known this, they
could have sailed right through, but In
the absence of any knowledge of condi
tions they kept to their course and were
blocked by the Ice. The San Bias, which
sailed Just ahead of the Elder, was fa
vored by a clear sea, but the Ice blew
back in front of the Elder, which was
keeping close to the coast, and she was
obliged to steer for her course.
No Tronble Met With.
"We had no trouble whatever," said
Captain Randall to an Oregonian man,
"either with lightering or with Ice. For
a good many miles we ran through soft
slush ice, plowing our way through it
with no trouble. I saw so much red
paint on the Ice I thought all of it must
be taken off the bbat, but she seems to
have as much on as ever.
"There was a great scramble for light
ers, and some of the boats had a good
dpnl nf trniihlp jrMtlrur th!r rnrtrfni off.
! We anchored about a mile and a half off
the beach, and, with every one working,
wo got rid of our cargo In six days,
which was pretty good time. There
seemed to be plenty of money In Nome
City, and many of the claims were paying
well. The sand above tidewater has
been worked over two or three times, and
is pretty well exhausted, but thus far it
has not been worked below the water
line, and I think the men who have taken
dredging machinery up are going to make
a good thing. The big dredge that was
built In Portland was got ashore all right,
and is probably working by this time.
They say they can work In 10 feet of
water, and if they can there Is no reason
why they should not make a good thing,
1 because the gold is there. The surf runs
j pretty high sometimes, and that may
1 make some trouble with the machinery,
1 but I believe It will be a good thing.
' 'There was a general stampede to Top-
kuk when we were at Nome, and some
j big strikes were reported there. The dls-
coveries at Port Clarence I had no oppor
1 tunity of finding anything about, as I
was obliged to sail without waiting to
hear from the miner who wanted to take
a crowd of prospectors up there. There
will no doubt be a good deal of hard
ship this Summer, for men must eat. and
some of them haven't very much money.
A great many men will be ready to come
out this Fall, but not all of them will
have the money to do it with. However,
the beach seems to be fully as rich as re
ported, and without doubt, a great deal
of gold will be taken out.'
Plcaxant Voyage Up.
Letters from the passengers who went
up on the Elder came pouring in out of
the mail brought back last night, and give
evidence that they were all delighted with
their usage on board. All speak In the
highest terms of Captain Randall, who,
they say, is a careful navigator and an
able seaman, and they are unbounded in
their praise of his management of the
vessel. Purser Hayward and Chief Stew-
i ard Darrel also come In for commenda-
! tion. On many of the ships there was
4 much grumbling and complaint, but none
of It on tee isiaer. 'xnere was no serious
illness, and but little seasickness, and the
passcerers enjoyed themselves thor
II Wanted Ma.II.
WhileHe&JIayward was glad to set
back 1bbbbbbbbbbbBbbbslLs troubles only be
gan gangplank was
throHHIng crowd got
abCaHHsBsHsBBBBaslsBBBBBBKii. People
beselging him. Some had business, others
wanted to hear from friends, and every
body wanted mail. The purser, who is an
even tempered man, tried to give each
an answer. He had little news for any
of them from their friends, as he was
very busy all the time he was at Nome
City. He had brought down mail for
them. It came as United States mail,
however, and had to go to the Postoffice,
which was a great disappointment to
the crowd and a great relief to the
The passengers aboard looked as If they
were glad to get back to this part of
the world, and many of them had little
to say in favor of the Cape Nome coun
try. The Elder's safe contained only about
flOOd. It belonged to one man, and Is the
proceeds of goods sold and not of a
Spring clean-up. The purser says that
the Alaska Commercial Company's safes
are well filled with dust, and that many
fancy stories of rich finds are abroad,
but that little proof Is in evidence, aside
from the gold that the Commercial Com
pany has stored for the miners.
Nome City now boasts of from 30,000
" . ""Vt? -X j ,... , " t-ji -w.- S-"" E-ft- " ,ll-'r?tJh;f'y 7 rMi7irfSM""tfr"?t!
SHANGHAI, June 29. It Is rumored here that the United States battle-ship Oregon Is ashore on the Island of Hoo
Kle, In the Mlatau group, 30 miles north of Che Foo, and that a steamer of the Indo-China Steam Navigation Company
has gone to her assistance.
LONDON, June 29. The Shanghai correspondent of the Times, telegraphing Friday, says: "The battle-ship Oregon
went ashore in a fog off Hoo Kle Island, 50 miles north of Che Foo. Messrs. Jardlne, Mathleson & Cd. are sending her
WASHINGTON, June 29. Up to mldnlsht tonight no official news had been received in Washington 'bearing upon
the report that the battle-ship Oregon had gone ashore near Che Foo. Early last "week Admiral Remey was directed to
send this vessel from Hong Kong to Taku. Captain Wilde is her commander. She left Hong Kong last Sunday night, two
days ahead of her expected departure, and had on board, in addition to her regular crew, 164 sailors and marines brought
to Hong Kong from Manila by the Zafiro,- "
to 40,000 inhabitants, most of them living
in tents. A good many houses are being
put up. They were shipped there knocked
d?wn, and carpenters now get $2 an hour
for putting them up. and can work i
hours a day if they like. Longshoremen
get it an hour, and the many boats ar-
riving keep them busy most of the time.
as the freight has to be handled from
a considerable distance out.
A beefsteak breakfast was worth 53, and
ham and eggs were quoted at Jl 50. The
weather was cold, with some rain and
hall. Those sleeping In tents found It
necessary to use a number of blankets,
and then they were unusually cold all
night long. There is no wood on the
beach, coal oil and gasoline being used
for fuel. Coal oil is worth in the neigh
borhood of $1 a gallon, but plenty of It
is going in. All sorts of supplies, are
being shipped In there In great. quanti
ties, and no one Is In danger of starving.
Failed to Pan Ont.
There are said to be many homesick
faces seen along the beach, and a good
many people now in Nome would rather
be at home, and would come if they only
had the price.
One man who arrived there about the
.lulu iue naiier urn, unpawacu iuz suuua
ana getting ms pan oui went a ways up
the beach and began to search for gold. imperial troops from Pekin. who lost
He was out of funds and with the pre- from 400 to 500 killed. Our casualties were
vailing prices for meals and lodging he sx kmed anu 4S -tv0Unued. These trains
saw the necessity of making an lmmedl- , joined me at "Tang Tsun the same even
ate strike. After working for some time in?.
and finding not even a color In the pan,
he took out his revolver and ended his
life. This Is only one of the sad things
that happen in Nome City as the days go
There was a murder or two while the
Elder remained. A man of the name of
Lucas, who was acting as watchman on
some claims, got into trouble with a
claim-Jumper named Lyon. The claim
Jumper shot him five times, and Lucas
then turned and shot his assailant as
he fell and expired. Other claim-jumpers
were very active, and there were frequent
appeals to the six-shooter, though none
of tho Oregon men were in trouble so
far as the officers of the Elder had
:None of the passengers who went up
on tho Elder had got down to business
when the steamer left on Its return. Their
frp'srht wns tnkpn nnnn thi "Knmt P'tv
which did noT get Sere until two Says
before the Elder left.
before the Elder left.
Going: From Dn-rrson.
The Alaska, the Katherine Sudden and
another boat or two were laid up at
Nome, having been wrecked on the way
up and towed In. There were more than
20 boats there when the Elder left, and
others were arriving almost daily. A
good many came from Dawson, and 1S
dog sleds from Dawson were a common
sight in Nome.
The Fulton, of Seattle, left Nome City
a day or two ahead of the Elder, but
was passed three days ago. Other boats
were leaving, but few passengers as yet
were coming this way. Many think that
the rush this way will set in a little
The warehouse problem Is one that is
troubling those who arrive at Nome City.
There Is little storage accommodations,
and goods are piled up high on the
beach In all directions.
L. D. Seal, of "Vancouver. Wash., made
a quick and successful trip up on the
Elder. He took eggs and rubber goods,
which he succeeded in selling out clean,
and came back on the same boat. Eggs
were down to 45 cents a dozen, and It is
doubtful If he made any great profit on
what he took in.
Old-Timers Corae Ont.
Seven or eight old-timers.came out on
the Elder. Some of them have been in
there since the first strikes were made,
and own claims. They say- they have
uone very well and expect to go back, but
no one who was very enthusiastic could
Ceela4ei en Fifth Fare!
Adventures of the Allies Under
Admiral Seymour.
London Still Without Definite In
formation as to the Fate of the
Foreign Ministers.
LONDON. June 30, 3 A. M. The ad
ventutres of the hard fighting allies un
der Admiral Seymour, their reaching An
ting, 12 miles from Pekln. the decision
to retreat, the capture of rice and im
mense stores of modern arms and ammu
nition, affording material for a strenuous
defense until relieved all this Is told In
a dispatch from Admiral Seymour, re
ceived by the Admiralty at midnight,
which runs as follows:
"Tien Tsln, June 27. via Che Foo, June
29, 10:05 P. M. Have returned to Tien
Tsln with the forces, having been unable
to reach Pekln by rail. On June 13 two
attacks on the advance guard were made
by the Boxers, who were repulsed with
considerable loss to them and none on our
side. On June 14 the Boxers attacked
J the train at Lang Tan In large numbers
and with great determination. We re
pulsed them with a loss of about 100
killed. Our loss was seven Italians. The
same afternoon the Boxers attacked the
British guard left to protect Lofa Sta
tion. Reinforcements were sent back,
and the enemy were driven oft with 100
killed. Tv. o of our seamen were wounded.
"We pushed forward to Anting and
engaged the enemy on June 13 and June
14, inflicting a loss of 175. There were
t no casualties on our side.
"Extensive destruction of the railway
, frf ,nvn tt,-. ..,..
. by rall lmposslblef z deci4cdf on June i6,
to return to TanK Tsun where ,t
I nrODOSed to orsranlzA .in nrlvnnr hr th
j. to Pekin. After my departure from
Lang Tans two trains left to follow on
. were attacked on .T.m ir h nnr.n o,i
"The railway at Tang Tsun was found
entirely demolished, and the trains could
not be moved. The force being short of
provisions and hampered with wounded,
compelled us to withdraw on Tien Tsln,
with which we had not been In commu
nication for six days, and our supplies
had been cut off.
"On June 19, the wounded, with neces
saries, started by boat, the forces march
ing alongside the river. Opposition was
experienced during the whole course of
the river from nearly every village, the
Boxers, when defeated In one village, re
tiring to the n-jxt and skillfully retarding
our advance by occupying well-selected
positions from which they had to bo
j forced, often at the point of the bayonet
and In the face of a jrallint flr- ritfflmilt
to locate.
"On June 23 we a night march.
nt..! n -3..v. t. n- i -r
, riaiarrnoo- ItaStawhS aer
I M.nw rA- -'Z..6 V
I fire was opened while our men were ex
t-J A AVtO, . k.4ClUildUU, iivavjr
posed on the opposite side of the river.
The enemy were kept in check by rifle
fire in front, while their position was
turned by a party of marines and seamen
under Major Johnson, who rushed and
occupied one of the salient points, seizing
the guns. The German, lower down, si
Icncea two guns and then crossed the
river and captured them. The armory
was next occupied by the combined force.
Determined attempts to retake the arm
ory were made on the following day, but
unsuccessfully. We found Immense stores
of guns, arms and ammunition of the
latest pattern. Several guns were mount
ed in our defense and shelled the Chinese
forts lower down. I
"Having found ammunition and rice, we
could have held out for some days, but
being hampered with large numbers of
wounded, I sent to Tien Tsin for a re
1 llevlng force, which arrived on the morn
ing of June 25. The armory was evacu- J
ated and the forces arrived at Tien Tsln !
June 25. We burned the armory.
"Casualties to date:
"British Killed, 27; wounded.
Americans Killed, 4: wounded. 25.
French Killed, 1; wounded. 10. Germans
Killed, 12; wounded. 62. Italians Killed,
J 5; wounded, 3. Japanese Killed, 2;
I wounded, 3. Austrians Killed, 1; wound-
ed, 1. Russians Killed, 10; wounded, 27."
j No Ward ef the Ministers.
There Is absolutely no authentic word
as to the whereabouts of the members of
the legation'-Calthough abundant reports
from ChlnesKPurces say that they were
safe a few days ago. Tho Daily Mall's
Shanghai correspondent, telegraphing
yesterday, says:
"An imperial decree has been sent to
all the Viceroys, advising them that the
foreign Ministers were safe in Pekln June
23, and affirming that the government
would protect them. This is authentic
and reliable. I received it through a high
Chinese official having means of commu
nication with the capital to Shanghai by
courier to Pao Ting- Fu. and thence by
telegraph. There is no doubt that the
Chinese Government fully recognizes
what the safety of the Ministers implies
at the present time, and for this reason
there is less uneasiness about them."
The Shanghai correspondent of the
Daily Express, under yesterday's date,
"Chinese officials declare that they have
imperial authority for stating that the
foreign Ministers left Pekln for Tien Tsln
via Pao Ting Fu, June 26. They had
passports, and were escorted by a strong ;
body of Chinese troops. It is impossible
to verify this statement, and the Consuls
here are not disposed to place much faith
In It. Jung Lu. former Generalissimo of
the Chinese forces, who was dismissed
j by the Empress Dowager when she des
J Ignated Pu Chung as heir apparent to the
I throne, has promulgated an order to all
I "Viceroys and Governors not to obey im
perial euicus issuea since June xo. inis
is Interpreted to mean that another coup
d'etat Is foreshadowed, and it is believed
that a new Emperor will be proclaimed."
The Canton correspondent of the Dally
Telegraph, in a dispatch dated Thurs
day, says:
"The unexpected arrival of an edict late
last night from the Emperor and Empress
Dowager prevented the departure of LI
Hung Chang northward on the United
' States ship Brooklyn. Arrangements for
his sailing had been quietly completed by
United States Consul Robert McWade and
Commander McLean, of the Don Juan de
Austria. The possibility of a rebellion in
Canton and the imperative necessity of a
properly armed and reliable corps of 10,
000 men are among the chief reasons for
the edict detaining Earl Li. One hundred
and thirty pirates and Boxers were be
headed yesterday by Li's orders, to ter
rorize lawbreakers. The United States
ship Princeton has been ordered to Can
ton." A dispatch from Shanghai of yester
day's date says the position at Chung
ns Is very crltIcal a?d tnat tne steamer
noneer una ueen ueiainea.
Lord Wolseley, in an interview pub
lished this morning, says:
"China possesses every requisite for
overrunning the world. She has a poula
tion of 400,000,000. all speaking the same
language or dialect readily understood
from one end of the empire to the other.
She has enormously developed wealth,
and still more enormous natural wealth
awaiting development. Her men. If prop
erly drilled and led, are admirable sol
diers. They are plucky and able to live
on next to nothing. Moreover, they aro
absolutely fearless of death. Begin with
the foundation of millions upon millions
of such soldiers as these men are capa
ble of being made, and tell me if you
can where the end will be."
Li Hnne Clinnrr "Will JTot Go.
XEW TORK. June 29. A dispatch to
the Herald from Canton says:
While the general situation here la un
changed, an uneasy feeling prevails. An
Imperial mandate from Pekln directs Vice
roy Li Hung Chang to remain In Canton
for the present An uprising Is feared in
! " , h,,s ,Partf- Jhe numerous
J dallF criminal executions by order of the
"Viceroy show his realization of the seri
ous condition of affairs and his firm In
tention to prevent trouble. He is threat
ened by the mob with assassination If he
should leave the city. Well-to-do resi
dents have offered Li Hung Chang 5 000,
000 taels ($3,500,009) for the purpose of or
ganizing a municipal guard In the city.
The "Viceroy appreciates the confidence
and gratitudo of the people, and promises
to do his utmost to maintain order. The
majority of the foreign women and chil
dren have left for Hong Kong or Macao.
The British gunboat Redpole and the
United States gunboat Don Juan de Aus
tria are in the harbor. The French gun
boat Comete is expected.
Rnnslan Admiral Will Command.
SHANGHAI, June 29. It is officially
anpounced that the Russian "Vice-Admlral
Alexieff will take command of the allied
forces In the north.
Will Notify Roosevelt.
WASHINGTON, June 29 Senator Wol-
cott, who was a caller at the White House
j today, said that he had Just received no
tice from the isational Republican Com
mittee of his appointment as chairman of
the committee to notify Governor Roose
velt of his nomination for Vice-President.
He said he would be at the Waldorf-As-
, toria. In New Torlc, the evening of July
U, where he desired to meet the other
I members of the notification committee.
At 10 o'clock the morning of the 12th the
committee will proceed to Oyster Bay,
where the formal- notification to the Gov-
ernor will take placa. ,
Massachusetts Committee
man Not an Admirer ofcHilh
Move on Foot to Nominate Bryan asf
the First Day f the Ceavea-
tlon Lewis' Boom.
KANSAS CITY. June 29. George Fre
Williams, member of the National com-:
mittee and delegate to the Democratic!
convention from Massachusetts, arrive
here today. Mr. Williams has been amons
tnose mentioned as a possible Vice-Presidential
candidate, but he says that, having:
pronounced views and not being afraid
to express them, makes it impossible for
htm to be considered in this connection
He Is by far the most breezy and "unrel
served man that has yet appeared her
uiiu ne laucs on every suDject witnct
however, committing himself or the N
England delegates upon the Vlce-Prel
dential situation, save to say that
believes that Towne would be the strong
est man that could be named with Bryan?
Mr. Williams talked about ex-Senator
Hill in a manner to indicate his eitire
disapproval of that gentleman.
."What Is Hill coming here forr," ha
asked, and answered the query, "for- the
sole and avowed purpose of tryiag to se
cure a modification of the platform o
-.prr. T-r- -i A -l -i i--.W
xa.-o. ne ougnt 10 do nere in
and ashes instead of trying
what to do. New Tork, as we
remained silent in the Chicago
after the majority had declarcc
on the platform. Now he comes herel
say 'I'll help you If you do as I
If we win he will say, I helped you.'!
we lose, he will say, 'I told you wfc
to do and you behold the result I dc
like that attitude. Croker and Mur
come here in a different spirit, willing j
take the platform that is made and abl
by the result It Is likely that Hill wl
will not be so important when Crol
and Murphy take charge."
Mr. Williams Is one of the men wt
is determined to work for specific declaf
tion for the ration of 16 to 1 Jn tho pl
form. He says that there must be
deviation from that declaration.
"If we were right in 1506, why shoi
we change now? We simply reaffirm
Chicago platform, but that is not at
dent Nor would It be enough to declar?
for blmetalism. Every man could declares
himself a blmetalist and place the rajtl
at 22 to 1 or 50 to 1 to suit his own ideaa
all of which would mean nothing. I uX)
not believe this convention 111 be sat-i
isfled with anything but a specific 16" ta '
1 declaration. The morale of the party
demands It, and if we were right whea
we polled 6,500,000 votes, w will be right
In making the declaration? anew. Mr.
Bryan could not honorably stand upon a
platform that even by i nplication aban
doned the great issue on Jkch the formerr
campaign was fought Annot write
ourselves down as ben JP'fc?336'5 op
knaves in 1SS6 by leavlLsKJthe ratio
Along this vein did
cuss the issue, and prr;
his attention to Groverl
he denounced for throwj
the Democratic Admirl
the Democratic ticket
"To make concessior
"would mean that Cld
and the greatest ma
party. I do not bf
, will do it and whs
it will be foundi
popular. The mel
1 are those who
1 cratlc party anc
lating position 11
tration; they wai
par with McKinleT?"
City convention will not '
i that kind."
A story has been in circulat
1 eating that plans have already bet
fected to nominate Bryan July 4, e
' the other business of the convc"
! such as permanent organization.
! of the committee on credentials and eS
I the platform should have to be post
I poned. The few delegates here do not
take kindly to the suggestion, and say
1 that the convention should proceed in
the usual order.
While there is a sentiment for making
the nomination on the Fourth, it 13
thought it would be carrying sentiment
( too far. There are a number of con-
tests which must be determined, and It
will not be possible to settle on the plat
I form without some consideration. It
I would be decidedly unusual to make the
Presidential nomination the day the con
j vention met and it might also result
j In scattering the delegates and crowds
, who would not care to remain after the
i Presidential nomination had been made.M
The most elaborate decorations for state"
headquarters that have been seen at any
I convention are being fitted up for Kan
sas. The state has secured a very large
building on Baltimore avenue, and the
whole floor is being gorgeously decorated
with bunting, flags, etc There are many
pictures of Colonel Bryan, but one in
j particular attracted the eye of every vis
I itor. being 12 feet square, with the Amer
j lean flag in an upper comer, a: 520 geld:
j piece in one lower corner and a sliver
dollar opposite. The Kansas, men Intend
I to keep open house all the time.
The "running mate" problem is as con
spicuous as it was at Philadelphia, and
at this distance the guessing B fully as
Indescribable. There are plenty at candi
dates, men who want the honor, and one
does not hear so much about declinations
as there was among the Republicans,?-
gressive men are Sulzer, of New Tor
and Towne, of Minnesota, while in the
background for a basis of speculation
there are such men as Benjamin Shive
ley, of Indiana, and Judge A. B. Parker,
of New Tork. who are considered avail
able. The belief lr general that some kind
of an indorsement from Colonel Bryan
would be sufficient to name the candidate,
but it will be a bold man who will dare
to proclaim that any one particular can
1 didate is the choice of the man already
determined on for President There are
not enough delegates here to give an In
timation of what is likely to occur.
An interview with Mr. Sulzer, tele
graphed from Lincoln and published here,
auotes him as saying that he stands wtta-
Bryan on the Boer question and every
other question. He also declared that the
New Tork delegation would do whatever
Is best for the party, and if the conven
tion wants 16 to 1. the delegation will not
oppose it
The greatest activity manifested in the
Vice-Presidential canvass before the con
vention is shown by the managers of
Charles A. Towne. General E. S. Corser.
of Minnesota, who is now here, is mak
incr arrangements for the Sliver Republi
can convention, aud at the same time
is doing all he can to -oake Towne's nom
ination possible.
It is the present i:Hb to have an, ,
early conference betHommittces
of the Populist parrJHblyer: Bo-
oublican party and tfllBsBBBBsBflsKsSB? Na
tional Committee, wltrf
(Concluded on Seci
rt ""' us