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Advance Guard on Hand for
i National Convention,
Theodore A. Bell of California li
) Chosen as Temporary Presldlnjj Of
fleerHenry D. Clayton of Alabama
May Be remanent Chairman.
The city of Denver has taken its
last iiolltlcal slumber for nt least o
fortnight to come. The Democratic
politicians of prominence who havp al
rendy arrived fof the national convex
tlon left for a pleasure trip Into the
mountains. By the time they are all
back once more the ndvnnce guards
of the state delegations will be there
nnd there will bo an cver-lncreafslng
activity until tho red fire has flickered
out nnd tho curtain has been rung
down on tho flnnl sceno of the Demo
crntlc national convention.
Tho out and out Dryan men wore
highly pleased over tho easy manner
In which Theodore A. Bell of Califor
nia was named fof temporary chair
man. Thoro wore .reports before Mr.
Bell had been selected that a fight
wns to bo made on him by Thomas
Tnggnrt, chairman of tho national
commltteo, And JtogonC. Sullivan, the
national committeeman from Illinois,
but tho promised struggle did' not ran
tcrlallzo nnd tho wishes of Mr. Bryan
rogardlng Mr. Bell wero carried out
without a Blgn or sound of dissent.
This fact was taken by tho Bryan
men to mean that all opposition to tho
wlshos of tholr leader had dlsnp
peared, or at least will bo of only
comparatively slight Influence through
out tho convention. They are now
counting confidently, on tho selection
of Henry D. Clayton of Alabama for
permanent chairman, claiming that It
will bo brought about ns easily and
with no more opposition than was that
of Mr. Boll at tho mooting Saturday.
Very little talk has so far been
heard concerning tho platform, but It
is goncrally belloved among tlio recog
nized lenders hero that tho fight over
tho "Injunction" plank In the Repub
lican resolutions committee may find
a parallol when tho Democratic plat
- form builders arc fairly at work, li Is
generally understood that In tho event
of tho Bryan people securing control
of tho resolutions committee the dec
laration of principles will follow close
ly tho "Lincoln platform."
Vice Presidential Situation.
The vlco presidential situation, from
tho present outlook, offers tho great
est encouragement to that class of
delegates which .Is looking always for
excitement at a political convention.
"Unless tho nominee for the first place
on tho ticket should demand of his
friends a running mate on whom he
had set his heart, the Indications
would scorn to point to numerous bat
lots In tho completion of a ticket. That
frequent balloting and spirited con
tests aro wonderful factors in creating
entliuslnem is nssertcd by Democratic
leaders now hero nnd' they aro looking
forward to a scrnmblo over th,e vice
presidency, particularly if a nomina
tion for the presidency Is made on
tho first ballot.
Tho present prospects aro that thoro
will not be a dearth of candidates for
tho vice presidential nomination.
Some of the names now heard uro
those of men who have said they do
not desire, or would not tako, second
place. They will havo warm friends
In the convention nevertheless, who
nro'llkely to make campaigns for them
if Mr. Bryan should be nominated and
Jail to voice his preference for a run
ning mate. Among these are Governor
Johnson of Minnesota and Judge
George Gray of Delaware, both of
whom will figure in the ballot for the
presidential nomination. That both
of these would prefer not to be
thought of In connection with tho vlco
presidency and In fact might go so
far as to positively decline in advanco
to qualify, if nominated, apparently
has failed to eliminate them lrom the
list of possibilities.
Flvo New York men are looming up
conspicuously in the preconventlon
gossip over the vice presidential, situ
ation. These are Morgan J. O'Brien,
former chief justice of the New York
jiupremo court; Herman L. Metr, city
comptroller of Brooklyn; former Rep
resentative Charles A. Towne, Lewis
S. Chanlcr, lieutenant governor, and
former Representative Francis Burton
Harrison. It Is argued in favor of
Judge O'Brien that he could bring
eastern Democrats Into Bryan's camp.
The same claim has been made in
behalf of former Governor William L.
Douglns of Massachusetts as for Judge
O'Bilen. Mr. Douglas is a manufact
urer who enjoys the confidence of
business men In the east. Another east
ern candidate is. Archibald McNeill of
Bridgeport, Conn., who comes nlso
from the ranks of business men Since
the refusal of John Mitchell, former
president of the United Mine Work
ers of America, to permit his name to
bo used as a candidate for the Demo
cratic nomination for governor of Illi
nois, he has been mentioned prom
inently for the second place on the
Democratic national ticket.
National Chairman Thomas Tagjjnrt
has announced to his colleagues that
if an Indiana man is placed on the
ticket his stato will go Democratic In
November. He Is pushing tho candi
dacy of John W. Kern. Another man
from Indiana mentioned In connection
with the place Is Representative Ben
jamin F. Shlvely
Another entry was made in the list
of vice presidential candidates, head
quarters having been opened for Jer
ry B. Sullivan of Iowa, who was twice
Democratic candidate for governor ol
his state. His candidacy Is being
managed by Judge M. E. Wade.
UPRISING IN OLD MEXICO
Revolutionists Are Repulsed in At
tack on Los Vacas.
Mexican revolutionists attackod the
town of Los Vacas, Mexico, and some
of the revolutionists are believed to
have crossed Into Texas The Texas
sheriff w:rcd nsklng the governor if ha
could art est any fugitives coming Into
tho state. The governor referred the
matter to the attorney general, who
held that the state officials could not
take any action, as the matter of po
litical fugitives coming Into tho Unit
ed States from foreign countrlos was
a question for federal authorities to
deal with. It is reported that tho
revolutionists were repulsed.
Later information says that about
5.000 shots were exchanged. The of
ficers' quarters wore burned and be
tween forty and fifty killed on both
sides Tho troop commandant was
badly wounded Another outbreak Is
expected, as tho revolutionists have
well armed' cavalry.
All telegraph, and telephone wires
havo been cut. Tho, worst attack oc
curred at the customs house.
Tho attack on Los Vncas Is separ
ato and distinct from the affair at
VIesca. Tho towns are more than 100
miles distant from each other and tho
assaults wero nt least twenty-four
Fourteen allogcd revolutionists havo
been arrested in the city of Chihuahua
and a quantity of arms and ammu
nition has been seized.
Two hundred of tho Eighteenth bat
talion, Moxlcnn Infantry, arrived in
Juarez. In Chihuahua patrols aro sta
tioned in tho streets and public build
ings and tho jails aro guarded heavily-
Governor Cnrdelcas of Coahulla has
telcgrap'hed the governor of Durnngo,
notifying him that a number of men
responBlblo for recent disturbances In
his state have fled to Durango, and re
questing all possible nsslstnnco In ap
prehending tho fugitives.
Three battalions of regulars sent by
tho federal' government to Vlosca havo
The International lino out of Tor
reon, on which Is located the town of
Matamoras, reported to bo In tho
handsi of revolutionists, has suffored
heavily and the CoahuHa and Pacific
railway Is cntlroly tied up as the ro
suit of depredations committed by
revolutionists. A train on the Coahulla
and Pacific was attacked soon after
leaving Torreon, but the crew suc
ceeded in running the train back to
Torreon and escaping.
TROOPS ORDERED TO BORDER
United States Will Enforce Neutrality
Laws With Mexico.
By direction of tho president, Secre
tary Taft has issued orders to tho
commanding general of tho Depart
ment of Texas, at San Antonio, to send
a sufficient number of troops to Del
Rio, El Pnso and other points In Tex
as to aid tho civil authorities in pro
serving order. This action was de
cided upon ns a result of tho request
from the Mexican government that
the United States do its utmost to
prevent any violation of the neutrality
Tho request of tho Mexican govern
ment was referred to the attorney
general by the stato department and
the governor of Texas in the mean
time was asked to assist lu compell
ing obedience to the law Tho order
for the sending of troops to the bor
der Is understood to be on tho recom
mendation of the attorney general.
Brigadier General A. L. Meyer, in
command of the Department of Texas,
is authorized to ascertain the number
of troops necessary at Del Rio and El
Paso and also to send troops to any
other points along tho Mexico-Texas
bordor If found advisable. Tho fed
eral troops will act under tho direc
tions of tho United States marshal
and the United Stntes district attor
ney The troops' presence will nlso do
much to prevent nny outbreaks within
United States territory and will bo of
material assistance in the event that
revolutionists should cross the border.
Senor Godoy, the Mexican charge at
Washington, had another talk with
Acting Secretary Adee of the state de
partment, at which the situation was
TORNADO AT CLINTON, MINN.
Seven Persons Killed and Sixty In
jured by Storm.
A special dispatch from Gracevllle,
Minn., gives additional details of
the tornado that struck Clinton,
Minn., a town of 400 Inhabitants, in
tho western part of Minnesota, killing
seven people. The dispatch says that
over sixty were Injured, but that only
eleven were seriously hurt. Thirty
three houses in Clinton were de
stroyed and twenty-five wero prac
tically ruined. Two hundred people
are hoWless. Medical aid Is suffi
cient, ns doctors from Gracevllle and
Ortonvllle have been In constant at
tendance on the Injured for twenty
four hours, but scores are destitute
of clothing and outside aid Is needed
OLEO MUST CARRY THE MARK
Secretary Wilson Decides Statute Is
Plain, With but One Construction.
Secretary Wilson, after hearing rep
resentatives of oleomargarine and
dairy lntorests rogardlng the placing of
the government mark of Inspection on
oleomargarine, announced that the re
cent regulation requiring the marks
promulgated by the department must
stand, the statute being clear and ad
mitting of but one construction
Slays Companion for Taunt.
Taunted because bs had Joined tho
church. Roy Liggett shot and killed
his companion. Fred Koch, at Torre
Haute. Liggett gave himself up.
Simple Rites Attend Burial of
Ex-President at Princeton,
DP. 8ylvester W. Beach, With Threo
Other Clergymen, Conduct Brief Ser
vices President Roosevelt Comei
from Oyster Bay to Attend.
Grover Cleveland's body now lies
burled in Princeton (N. J.) cemetery.
At G o'clock Saturday evening, just as
the sun was sinking In the west, u
distinguished company silently
watched as tho body was lowered Into
the grave Then tho simple burial ser
vice of the Presbyterian church was
read and when the last of tho car
riages In the cortege hud driven up to
the path leading to the grave, the
benediction had been pronounced, and
the members of the family, President
Rooseve.t nnd others who had gath
ered about tho grave wero leaving the
Many of tho personal friends of the
dead statesman lingered about tho
spot which was to -mark his last rest
ing place and each in turn was per
mitted to cast a shovelful of earth into
Agreeable to the wishes of Mrs.
Cleveland, tho services, both at the
house and nt the cemetery, were of
tho simplest character. An Invocation,
scriptural reading, a brief prayer and
the reading of a William Wordsworth
poem, "Character of the Happy War
rior," constituted tho services at tho
houso, while tho reading of tho burial
service nt (ho grave wus brief and lm
presslvo. Although tho funernl was of a strict
ly private nature, those In ntter-lanco
numbered many distinguished cltlzenF,
including President Roosevelt, Gov
ernors Fort of New Jersey, Hughes of
New York, Hoko Smith of Georgia,
former members of President Cleve
land's cabinet, officials of tho Equita
ble Llfo Assurance society, members
of the Princeton university faculty
and friends and neighbors.
Mr. Cleveland was burled" with all
tho simplicity and privacy that ho
himself might have wlfehdd- as (a- pri
vato citizen rather than.as the former
chiof executive of the nation. Thero
was nothing that Bavored of the offi
cial and the military clement was In
jected solely as a measure of precau
tion In protecting President Roosevelt.
President Comes from Oyster Bay.
The president wns met on bis ar
rival at the station by Governor Fort
The president. Governor Fort and
Secretary Loeb wero driven at once
to Westland. Upon his arrival at tho
house the president went to Mrs.
Cleveland, offering his sympathy and
expressing keen regret at Mr. Cleve
The president then returned to the
reception room, where the body had
been removed from the room on the
second 'floor, In which Mr. Cleveland
A few minutes later tho four clergy
men who officiated came down the
stairs to tho hall leading to tho '"'re
ception room, followed by Mrs Cleve
land and tho children. As they
stopped on tho landing, accompanied
by Dr. Joseph D. Bryant, the whole
company rose and remained standing
throughout tho service.
The services began with an invoca
tion by Rev. Sylvester W. Beach of
tho First Presbyterian church of
Princeton, which was followed by
scriptural reading by Rev. Maltlaud
V. Bartlett of the West Farms Presby
terlan church of New York, a former
pastor of Mr. Cloveland, who read
from the fourteenth chapter of the
book of John and a number of pas
sages from the Fourth and Twenty
second chapters of tho Thessalonlans.
Simple Rites at the Grave.
Tho services were concluded nt 5:30
and five minutes later the casket had
been tenderly carried to the hearse
and the procession started on Its way
to the cemetery. Along the streets
from the house to the cemetery Na
tional Guardsmen, mounted and on
foot, policed the way. As President
Roosevelt passed through the gate
leading from the Westland grounds,
the militiamen presented arms and
the president doffed his hat In recog
nition. The pall bearers, six on either
side of the hearse, marched with the
procession as it wended its way slow
ly to the cemetery, which was reached
a few minutes before 6 o'clock. Tho
members of the family alighted from
their carriages and with the four
clergymen in tho lend, walked slowly
down the graveled path leading to the
open grave and the rose-strewn grave
of Ruth, both almost hidden In the
profusion of green boughs and' flowers.
Mrs. Cleveland stood with Esther an'd
Richard and Dr. Bryant as the coffin
was slowly lowered into the grave.
Dr William M. Richards of the
Brick Presbyterian church of New
York had started to read the commit
tal service even before President
Roosevelt and others had reached the
Eceno, Tho president stood just back
of Mrs. Cleveland as the impressive
words were spoken. The services
lasted less than five minutes
The ceremonies over. President
Roosevelt, with Secretary Lob and
several secret service men who at
tended him, was driven to the rail
road station, where he entered his pri
vate car and remained until the train
pulled out at (520 o'clock, when he ap
peared on the rear platform and ac
knowledged the cheers and goodbyes of
the crowd at the station.
James S. Sherman Improving Rapidly.
Congressman James S. Sherman,
who Is ill in a Cleveland hospital, is
BISHOP POTTER NEAR DEATH
Regarded by His Physicians as Behg
In Critical Condition.
Bishop H. C. Potter of New York Is re
gnrded by his physicians as being in
a critical state of heclth Tho bishop
has been lit for some i.me with stom-
BISHOP HENRY C POTTER.
Mexico and the United States havo
an agreement whereby tho troops of
either country mny cross the boundary
of tho other In pursuit of hostile In
dians, which may serve as the basts
for nny steps that might be taken In
assisting Mexico to capture the revo
lutionists. FOUR DIE FROM CLOUDBURST
Wellington, Kan., Visited by Flood at
A cloudburst at Wellington, Kan.,
caused the death of four persons and
property loss of $75,000.
The dead: Mrs. Shirley Sherman,
Mrs. Ed West, Albert Hughes, four
years old; Mrs. George Jackson, Jr.
Men who were on the streets short
ly before the occurrence declare that
a wall of water six feet high swept
down a ravine in the bottoms and car
tied everything before it. Twenty
houses were carried from their founda
tions and swept two to four blocks
by the rush of the wator. It is sup
posed that tho deluge was caused by
a cloudburst at Cicero, six miles
north of Wellington. On the oppo
site side of the town, Hargls creek,
swollen by a partial .cloudburst at
Rlverdole, overflowed Its banks and
Joined tho river In the bottoms.
The houses that were swept away
were all occupied. The occupants in
all cases were compelled to seek the
roofs of the houses for safety. A rope
was thrown to ono house and Ed
West, his wife and Mrs. Shlrloy Sher
man grabbed It and Jumped Into the
water. All lost their holds. Ed West
was rescued, but tho bodies of 'the
women have not been recovered.
Albert Hughes was taken from tho
top of a house, but his rescuer was
hit by floating debris and the child
was hwept from his arms.
Zepplln's Airship Stands Severe Test.
At Frledrlchshafen, Germany. Count
Zepplln's airship stood brilliantly the
longest and most searching test it has
yet undergone It remained in the air
for six and three-quarter hours, attain
ing an average speed of thirty-four
and ono-half miles an hour through
out, the hlghost speed yet accom
plished. The apparatus successfully
underwent severe experiments, work
ing without a hitch during tho entire
CHICAGO GRAIN AND PROVISIONS
Features of the Day's Trading and
Chicago, Juno 29. Rain in Kansas
and bullish statistics were chiefly
responsible for the strong tone in the
local wheat market today At the
close wheat Jor September delivery
was up c, corn Qlc higher, oats
were a shade lower and provisions
were 5c higher. Closing prices:
Wheat July, 85c; Sept.. 86V4
Corn July, 69c; Sept., 69(369c.
Oats July, 45c; Sept., 389t,c.
Pork July. $14.70; Sept.. $14.95.
Lard July, $9.20; Sept., $9.35.
Ribs July, $8.32; Sept., $8.50.
Chicago Cash Prices No. 2 hard
wheat. 88589c; No. 2 corn, 7171V4c;
No. 3 white oats, 40Vi52c.
South Omaha Live Stock.
South Omaha, June 29. Cattle Re
ceipts, 3,200; slow to 1015c lower;
native steers, $4.75g7 90; cows and
heifers. $3.005.S5; western steers,
$3.5006.10; Texas steers, $3.005.50;
canners, $2.0003 50; stackers and
feeders, $3.005.00; calves, $3.00
6.00, bulls, stags, etc.. $2.755.00
Hogs Receipts. 5,000; 10c higher:
heavy, $5.956 05; mixed, $5.950.00;
light. $5.906.00; pigs, $4.755.50;
bulk of sales, $5 956.00. Sheep Re
ceipts, 3.000; 1025c lower; yearlings,
$4.004.40; wethers. $3.7504.90;
ewes, $3.003.80; lambs, $5.506.25
Chicago Live Stock.
Chicago, June 29. Cattle Receipts,
19,000; steady, 1015c lower; steers.
$5.908.40; cows, $3.505.75; heifers,
$3.506.90; bulls, $3.005 30; calves,
$5 406 25; stockers and feeders, $3 00
5 15 Hogs Receipts, 30,000; strong
to 15c higher, choice heavy shipping,
$6.4000.55; butchers. $6.4506.55;
light mixed $6.1506.30; choice light.
$6 3500 45; packing, $5.5006.35; pigs,
$4 2505.85; bulk of sales, $6 100)0 40.
Sheep Receipts, 22,000; weak; sheep,
J3 2504 15; lambs, $5.0006.50; year
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