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BRYAN MAY BE DEFEATED FOR
THE PRESIDENTIAL NOMINATION
Eastern Democrats, Who Have Gold Trimmings, Appear to Be in
the Majority at Kansas City.
EXPANSION IS FORCED TO TAKE A BACK SEAT
Vict-Prcildtallal Nomlaatkti Narrowa Dowi to Town ad Salter Tianiay'i TIjer
Sbo III Cliwi sad May DeltfjiKi Eiprcti Dliullilacllaa-Bryaa, it Hit
Liacali Home, Wlret Ibc Ltidtrt His Dctlret-Blf Fl(kl li
Slibl (or Today's Coavealloo.
KANSAS CITY, July S.-Wlth flag!
flying, bund playing, ulreeta rmplcnd
tnt with a blaxe of bunting and of
myriad of light, and with the ear
Mtulti-d by a deafening conglomeration
of bomb, rocket, cracker and march
lug flub and drum corp w'(b their
confusion of rmtrlotlwrn and politic,
Kiuman City I tonight ushering In the
National holiday and the Democratic
Nattonal convention. With the late
Influx have com the Tammany brave.
Chicago marching rlub. and many kin
drcd organization with their bandii.
And yet, for lomt reason, many numt
f omoiiii convention organ I nit Ion such
ai the Duckworth Club, of Cincinnati,
are not repreentd her, while the Jef-
fvraort Club, of St. Loul. and Toung
men'a Club, of Louisville. end only
a handful of men, Instead of the usual
quota of hundred.
The mot notable figure of the party
have come with the arriving delegation
today. The steady Influx la atralnlng
the rlty'a accommodation to the ut
mot and tonight people are being
packed In room and hallwaya without
much regard to comfort ao long aa they
can get a place to lay their heada.
The actunl bualnes of the day con
alted In the final selection by the na
tional committee of Governor Thomaa
of Colorado, aa temporary chairman
of the convention, and the disposal of
all content. Including the seating of
Senator Clark and hi Montana dele
gation. The choice of Governor Thom
aa W'aa something of a surprise, as the
executive committee had practlcully de
cided for Major Roe. of Milwaukee.
The most remarkable feature of the
situation la the sudden hlft of senti
ment lnce yesterday, when the domi
nating Influence of Uryan was every
where manifest, whereas today, many
delegations took formal action against
a specific 16-to-l declaration, which I
supposed to be Dryad's sine qua non.
The movement took form eorly In the
day among some most Iniluentlal men
of the party, not through any spirit of
opposition to Bryan, but becau.se they
believed the overwhelming sense of the
del gates was favorable to a simple re
afnrnmtlon of the Chicago platform,
without a specific declaration of 18 to
1: that la a conservative Instead of a
radical financial platform.
In an effort to modify Mr. Bryan'a
view a Ir. fuvor of an explicit declara
tion on the silver question .the follow
ing question was sent today:
'V. J. Uryan, Lincoln, Neb. It Is
clear to u that a simple re-affirmation
of the Chicago platform, with ad.ll
tlonal plunks on trusts and Imperial
Ism, should be adopted. The convention
Is In the hands of your friends; their
advice Is Important. Such a platform
concedes nothing and ensures victory.
Albert J. Barr, Pittsburg Post,
Charles W. Knnpp, St. L. Republic, I
Clark Howell, Atlanta Constitution.
delegates favoring a refusal
ihem In the convention.
KANSAS CITY. July 3.-On the even
Ing before the great National Demo
erotic convention, the vice-presidential
nomination i still unsettled.
11 is it.e usuni expression In a con
test iikc tnie wnen there are many
candidate and no one has a majority
to say that It I "anybody's plum." But
It more appropriately expressea the ait
uatlon to say that It is "nobody's
plurnk" The chief development of the
day was the paralysis, to a certain ex
tent, of several booms.
The morning opened with great con
fldcnre on the part of the friends of
Towne. Ths foregone conclublon that
16 to 1 was to be specifically mentioned
In the platform and the disappointment
of those who advocated a different
course, made It look for a time as If
Btyan, 16 to 1 and Towne were to be
three distinct features of the Kansas
The manner In which the Towne boom
seemed to crow arousal those 6le
gates who want a straight-out demo
crat for the second place, and who ob
Ject to being accused of swallowing
the Populist ticket and platform. It
wua this feeling that turned the at
tentlon of Elliott Panforth of New York
and, for a time, I, seemed that the Hart
and South combined might name the
New Yorker. And while the action of
the New York delegation In defeating
Danforth and putting up Kellar seem
ed to ntake Danforth'a atlectlon Im
probable, the tide that aet toward Dan
forth during the day served to show
that the masa o( delegatea was not for
Towne. Another thing that New York
hns Indicuted pretty surely Is that the
state does not want the vlee-prelden
ttul candidate, at least the majority
under the control of Crokr, for Kel
lar Is r.ot considered In a serious light
at all. In this same connection It may
be said that the Sulxer candidacy al
so suffered somewhat as Sulxer sup
ported the nomination of Kellar, a pe
cullar position for an avowed candl
dute. Of course this act Is evidence of
the discipline of Tammany hall, but it
also confirms the impression among
outside delegates that Sulzer's candi
dacy Is not serious. Late in the even
ing, after the action of the New York
delegation became known, the an
nouncement was Tnade that Illinois was
to place Adlal E. Stevenson In. nomina
tion, and quite a little boom was start
ed for him.
The day's developments, instead of
making the situation clearer simply re
sulted In tangling It jp more than be
fore leaving the selection of vice
president not to leaders and managers,
but to the convention.
The conference between the balers
of the Democratic, Populist and Silver
Republicans today resulted practically
In a declrlon to Incorporate ft specific
declaration for the free coinage of sil
ver at the ratio of 16 to 1 In the Dem
ocratic platform. No agreement was
reached on the vice-presidency.
Some contend that the contest for
Towne and Sulxer, and that the dis
position of Eastern delegates to give the
West full swing makes Towne's chances
National committee decided to seat
the Clark delegations from Montana,
the vote being unanimous. '
Ice trust skeleton hovers over Boss
C'roker and other New Yorkers, many
LINCOLN, July 3.-This was the
: quietest day Bryan has enjoyed since
his rrturn from Wisconsin. There were
no visitors of prominence, and aside
from a drive to the Missouri Pacific de
pot at noon to eee a train-load of Lin
coln people leave for Kansas City, and
a short speech to the Jackson Club, of
Omaha, he spent the day and evening
at his city home, arranging to receive
the proceedings of the convention.
Photographers of the city took ad
vantage of the lull and swarmed to
Bryan'a home during the day, securing
negatives of the house and Its owner
and members of his family from every
conceivable point of vantage.
The telegraph companies have ar
ranged to provide Mr. Bryan with the
details of the convention proceedings.
Two telegraph Instruments are In his
house, each connected with a wire that
can be aivltched directly to the con-
: I GERMANY TAKES
- THE AGGRESSIVE
tlon hall, Bryan this evening ga
thf fultowlntr urn hl i..ll,l,.i
n - -'m .i..ui b: , i
ni lor ine r ourtn i.r jmiv-
"The campaign of li'A, brought out
the greatest discussion of an econo
mic subject thl country had een for
a generation. The campaign of 1S00
will not only Involve an economic oues
tion. but political question reaching Emperor Swears Minister's Mur
uown to tne fundamental principle of
government. In 1SJ we were discussing
the wrongs on man. Thl year we shal
not only discus the wrongs but the
right of men."
KANSAS CITY. July J-Unles the
plan perfected tonight are upset.
Bryan will attend the Democratic
national convention after hla nomina
tlon. If he la put In the field early
enough to render It practicable for blm
to do ao. A formal Invitation has been
extended to him and he ha said that
he would accept. Thl fact waa brought
out In the afternoon meeting of the
national committee, as was also the
intention of the national committee to
der Shall Be Avenged.
MORE TROOPS AND WARSHIPS
Enpreti Dowater Sals' lo Hava Beta Made
Prisoner U Hunj Chant luucs aa
Order far Pace. Bat It la Net Prob
able Boxer Will Hted Ilia.
BERLIN, July 1 Addressing the de
Uchment of German Marines which
have the nomination for the presidency sailed from Wllhelmshaven for China
made tomorrow If possible.
The New York state delegation fur
nished the sensation of the day, when,
after a stormy session of three hours.
they put forth a candidate for vice-
president In the person of Judge W.
Kellar, commissioner of charltka of
the city of New York. This wa done
after David B. Hill had been defeated
as a candidate for the New York repre
sentative on the committee on platform
by Judge A. Van Wyck. and having
been offered New York endorsement
for vice president, had declined It
There are those In the delegation who
tonight believe that the delegation
l-ader are playing the same game that
was played by the Republican leaders
In Philadelphia, when they endorsed
Timothy Woodruff for vice-president,
yesterday the emperor made a remark
able speech, during which he notified
the world of Germany's Intention to
avenge the murder of Baron Von Ket
teler, the late minister of Germany at
Ptkin. and the missionaries, and to
dlctaie terms to the Chinese from the
lalace at Pekln. According to tha
Lokal Anzeiger. his majesty spoke as
"The German flag has been Insulted
tnd the German Empire treated with
CfMempt. This demands exemrlary
punlfhment and vengeance. Events
have moved with frightful rapidity and
have become profoundly grave and still
graver. Since I called you to arms,
what I hoped to effect with the he;p of
the marine Infantry has now become
a difficult task, which can only- be ful
filled with the help of the serried ranks
and that the name of Kellar la present
ed for the purpose of keeping the dele- of all civilized stat.
gates rrom voting for any other New "i will not rest until
lorker until they can vote either for
Towne or for Suiter.
Suiter withdrew In favor of Kellar
and In fart seconded hla nomination,
which lends some color to th!a sur
mlse. Hill and Van Wyck were both
placed In nomination as New York's
representative on the platform com
All through the controversy, ex-gov
ernor Hill Mt quietly. Theji he arose
slowly and facing Richard Croker. said
slowly and distinctly:
Pag, Joined to those of the other pow
ers, floats triumphantly over China'
flag, and until It has been planted on
the wall of Pekln to dictate peace to
the Chinese. You will have to main
tain good comradeship with all the
other troops that you will come In
contact with, over yonder. Russians,
British and French, all alike, are fight
ing for pne common cause for civili
zation. . We must bear In mind, . too,
something higher, namely, our vligIon
and the defense tod protection of our
more nave Deen said some things brothers out there, some of whom
that have eeemed to be reflection upon stake their lives for the Savior. The
my attitude In 1SJ6. It should be re
membered. In passing such criticisms,
that I have always been consistently
L-emocrauc. No man has a right to
question my Democracy."
Croker rose, saying In what was evi
dently Intended to be a pacific tone:
I don't think anybody Intended to
flags which float above you go under
fire for the first time. See that you
bring them back to me clean and stain
less and without a spot. My thanks.
my prayers and my solicitude go with
WASHINGTON, July 3.-Secretary
criticize your Democracy, but It Is be- Long this morning received the
neveu mat as you were so strongly
against the silver plank that a new
man wouia De more acceptable," and
then Croker aroused Hill by adding:
"im mere is no reason why you
should think that a position Is reserved
for you every year." "No. r, have no
such idea." answered Hill shaking his
finger across at Croker. "but I want
you to remember that what I did and
what I said In committee and In the
convention of 1SS6 was done for the
Democrats of New York state and
wnen i went home I stood for the
ticket as well as you did."
"Oh you did not,"exelaimed Croker.
lowing cablegram from Lieutenant A.
L. Key, naval attache at the United
States legation at ToklJ, Japan, in re
gard to the grounding of the Oregon;
"Port Arthur tomorrow. If the Ore
gon cannot dock at Nagasaki. Japa
nese navy department tenders use of
either Kuro or Kokoshuma docks.
She offers any assistance desired. Has
ordered the Akltlsushma from Che Foo
to the Oregon. Have cabled Wilde of
fer of docks. KEY."
Naval officials are disappointed at
the statement that the Oregon cannot
be docked at Port Arthur, as that place
is only about 60 miles from where she
You were not heard of much during struck. Nagasaki U 6W miles distant..
but can be reached by the Oregon with-
"Equally as much aa you are when at out venturing far nntsUi of th xmonth
irmcai times In the party's history In waters of the IV Chi M b;l The Jap
me state you ore living In Europe," re
"You're sore." replied Croker. sen-
i accuse you." exclaimed Hill, "of
trying to make me the vice-presidential
candidate against my will. I tell you
anese vessel A;;'ui'iimu. which Lieu
tenant Key f;port.'d ns going tc the
help of the Oregon is a famous crui
ser which covered herself with renown
at the battle of Yalu.
LONDON, July 4. Couriers who ar-
Screens and Screen frames,
fire and Draught Screens....
A NEW CONSIGNMENT JUST RECEIVED
CHINA CLOSETS and
CHARLES HEILBORN & SON
now that I wlil not have it. You can't rivi . tho nf nf
humiliate me on one proposition and the southern viceroys from British
feed me on sop on another."
The vote was then taken, resulting
an W yck, 36; Hill. 2S. absent and not
Senator Hill upon the announcement
of the vote Immediately left the room.
benator Hill when seen later said:
A II j . . .
i. uiuuuers are costly. This was a
blunder. It was Injecting New York
ward politics into national affairs. They through the streets at the tops of
the southern viceroys from British
agencies in Pekln give vivid but frag
mentary pictures of what is being en
acted in the capital. These couriers
seemingly left Pekln a day or two later
than the messenger of Sir Robert Hart.
The inspector-general of customs start
ed on the night of June 24. They re
port that the heads of some of the cap
tured legation guards were being borne
were not sincere." Frank Campbell
chairman of the state committee said:
"Tammany's action will hurt ns tally
in this state."
Re'urns of the South African Cam-
laign Show Loss of Thirty
LONDON, July 3.-The war office to
day Isfrwd the return of British casual
ties n South Africa since tho begin
ning ot the war. The total loesej have
been 29,706, of which the killed In nc
tlon w ere 254 officers and 21,403 non
commissioned officers and men; died of
spears, followed by zealots chanting
"tal yang Kuel tse tapl, tapl." Kill the
foreign devils, kill, kill.
The city's millions have been rous
ed to patriotic fervor, breaking out in
to the wildest excess while over half
the city could be heard fighting around
the legations. Sir Robert Hart's run
ner says that the foreigners were mak
ing their last stand in the extensive
buildings and enclosures of the British
They had many dead and wounded.
Among them were many women and
children. All were short of food. Wo
men were starving as theygave part
of their small allowances to the chil
dren. The foreigners nevertheless were
wounds, 70 officers and 610 non-com-
nissloncd officers and men; missing and holding out under a terible fire, up
prisoners, bo officers and 2 642 non-com- held by the hourly exnectatlon of re
missioned officers and men; died of dis
ease, 133 officers and 4,204 non-com
missioned officers and men; Invalided
heme. Sll offlwra and 18.533 non-commissioned
officers and men.
PORTLAND. July 3. Wheat. Walla
Walla. 56c; Valley, 33o 6 c.
lief. They were unable to return the
fire of the .Chinese except at moments
when an assault seemed Imminent. The
machine guns and repeating rifles tore
the storming parties to pieces. The
messenger expressed the belief that it
would be impossible for the foreigners
to' resist much longer aa the Chinese
were preparing to batter down the
walla of the court yard, and the do
fender' ammunition wa running low.
Order were given by Prince Tuan, the
messenger said, that since ome had
been killed, not another foreigner
should be left alive.
Extreme precaution had ben tak
en to prevent fo relgnera from com
municating with any one outside the
city, and a number of runnera who
were sent out were killed by the Chi
nese. This messenger succeeded In get
ting through by amearlng hla face and
clothes with clood and Joining In out
crlea against "foreign devils."
CHE FOO, July 4.-R Is reported that
all foreigner have been ordered out
of Tien Tsln. The ltuatlon 1 con
NEW YORK. July J.-Th Tribune'
London apeclal cablegram says:
The pessimists have again come to
the front, and they have official dis
patches to confirm their fears. There
is no longer any reason to doubt that
the German minister was murdered in
Pekln, that the American. Italian,
Dutch and other legation housws have
been burned, and that the foreigner
have taken refuge In the German em
bassy and are short of supplies, hard
pressed and reduced to great extrem
ities, while fighting still proceeds in
Tien Tsln. There has been a revolution
In Pekln, by which Prince Tuan has
dethroned the empress and emperor,
and has made his son emperor. The
facts about the revolution In the palace
are still obscure, but It is evident that
there has been a state of anarchy In
the capital, with 20,000 oldier fighting
Inside the walla and a many outside,
and that the legations are at the mercy
of mobs of armed men who are bent
upon, destroying all the foreigners.
There are persistent rumors that al
lied forces have already entered the
capital, after defeating the Chinese reg
ulars and the Boxers, but these are
apparently premature and are based
upon the occupation of Thn Tsln.
The tidings of the murder of the Ger
man minister have reached every force
In England, and the gloomiest fears
are entertained in diplomatic circles re
specting the fate of the embassies.
Tljree dates are mentioned In connec
tion with the street attack upon the
minister and'each is earlier than that
of Sir Robert Hart' dispatch. In which
no reference was made tq it. .The sec
retary of the German embassy cannot
have made any mistake respecting the
assassination of his chief, and It la ad
mitted with great reluctance that the
position of every embassy was critical
eight days ago. . .
Men well Informed doubt whether as
many as a thousand foreigners were In
Pekln on June 24. They assert that the
number was probably about 600 Includ
ing the naval guards. Pekln was evi
dently in the ands of uncontrollable
mobs of soldiers, and the deliverance of
the legations. If It has been elTected,
will be little less than a miracle.
Details of the condition of Pekln, re
lated in the press dispatches, show that
responsible government had ceased In
the capital a week ago. Prince Tuan,
unless all signs fall, has become the
dictator of China, and the viceroys
north and south are called upon either
to sanction the usurpation or to stand
out for the empress as the responsible
ruler of China. Monday's news creat
ed 3 most painful Impression in London.
Many of the best informed man admitt
ed frankly that the fate of the embas
sies waa sealed and that the violent
and unreasoning anti-foreign policy had
temporarily triumphed. The murder of
the German 'minister w as regarded as
an unerring sign that the emperor
would Insist upon receiving a province
as compensation, since he had rated
the injuries of two missionaries at so
high a price. If all the embassies had
been wiped out there would be similar
demands for damages and satisfaction.
and, unless Prince Tuan were driven
from the stronghold of power, there
would be no practical method of as
sessing the costs and liabilities except
All conclusions on so puzzling and
confused a situation are premature and
Indiscreet, but apparently China haa
ceased to be anything more than a geo
graphical expression or title on the
map, and the vast hives of excitable
population have passed momentarily
under the sway of Prince Tuan, the
w-orst enemy of foreigners and Euro
peans and American civilization.
. STEAMER FROM NOME.
More Smallpox and Another Murder
SEATTLE, July 3. The steamer Ta
coma arrived from Nome at 2 o'clock
this morning with nine passengers. -
Her '' officers 'reprt the teankr"
Charles Nelson added to the quaran
tine fleet at Egg Island with smallpox
on board. The number of cases Is un
known. Also report the .murder of
Frank Luthensr by Bruce Klnrisrht.
June 20. The attack was unprovoked
and the murderer -vas taken In custody.
GENERAL CHAFFER SAILS.
Transport Gr.nit Gets Away Again
With the Sixth Cavalry.
SAN FRANCISCO. July X-Genonl
Adna R. Chaffy and the sixth caval
ry sailed on the transport Orant to
night for Nagasaki, Japan.