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Mr. Tilft has choson Frank A.
Hitchcock to bo chairman of the re
publican national commlttoo. It Is
said ho will make his hoadquartors
Stovo Adams, member of the West
nrn T?ivlnrnUnn of Miners. Was ac
quitted of the chargo of murder
a trial at Grand Junction, Colo.
Tho democratic convention of
Maine has nominated for governor
Obodiah Gardner of Rockland.
resolutions speak of Mr. Bryan as
having 'always championed tho cause
of labor and been true to the toilers
in both his public and his private
life.' They declare him 'at once tho
most capable and the fairest in his
attitude toward the workers.' "
Thomas D. Jordan, former comp
troller of the Equitable Life Assur
ance Society, dropped dead in New
President Roosevelt has written a
letter to Mrs. Grover Cleveland, in
forming her of a proclamation he
has signed changing tho name of the
San Jacinto national forest to the
Cleveland national forest in honor of
tho late former president.
A Lincoln, Neb., dispatch dated
July 16 and printed in the umana
World-Horald follows: "The defeat
yesterday of a Taft man for mayor
of Walla Walla, Wash., a republican
stronghold, was tho cause of jubila
tion at Fairview today. Mr. Bryan
announced the receipt of a telegram
from W. H. Dunphy, a democratic
loader of that city, as follows: 'The
democrats of Walla Walla, Wash.,
aond greetings. As first favorable
augury of victory at yesterday's elec
tion in this city, tho home of United
States Senator Ankony a heretofore
ronubllcan stronghold, elected Eu
A Saginaw, Mich., dispatch to the
Chicago Record-Herald follows:
"John Mitchell has promised to
stump Michigan for tho democrats
in tho coming campaign. State
Chairman John T. Winshlp an
nounced today that he had received
a promise, conditional on Mr. Mitch
ell's health being sufficiently im
proved to engage actively In politics."
An Associated Press dispatch un
der dato of Philadelphia, July 17,
follows: "In a statement Issued to
day with reference to the meeting of
railroad presidents In New York yes
terday at which was discussed the
question of raising freight rates,
President McCrea df tho Pennsylva
nia railroad, who was present, said
that the conclusion reached was that
the time is not opportune for an ad
vance in rates in the territory rep
resented at the meeting. Mr. Mc
Crea's statement is in part as fol-
wnii; Missouri, J'.vV. Harris; Mon
tana,W. B. George; Nebraska, John
H' Moorehead; Nevada, Charles R.
Evans; New Hampshire, Judge
Hutchlns; Now Jersey, Robert Davis;
New York, Lewis Nixon; North Car
olina, Edward J. Hale; North Da
kota, Frank Lish; Ohio, T. S. Arn
old; Oklahoma, D. M. Haley; Ore
gon, L. M. Travis; Pennsylvania, De
wltt C. Dewitt; Rhod Island, P. H.
Keano; South Carolina, T. B. Brant
ley; South Dakota, S. M. Zelbach;
Tennessee, D. G. McKeeler; Texas,
William Masterson; U'-Ji, T. H.
Fitzgerald; Vermont, James E.
Burke; Virginia, J. R. Taylor;
Washington, George F. Christensen;
West Virginia, C. W. Ossenton; Wis
consin, Bryon Barwig; Wyoming, W.
H. Holiday; Alaska, H. W. Mellen;
Arizona, W. A. Forbes; District of
Columbia, Sam De Nedry; Iowa,
Allen Herbert; New Mexico, John
Morrow; Porto Rico, D. Collao.
MEN WHO WILL NOTIFY MR.
The following is tho committee ap
pointed to notify John W. Kern of
his nomination for vice president:
Alabama, M. A. Clay; Arkansas,
J. H. Crawford; California, Ju-tus
S. Wardell; Colorado, T. A. Wheeler;
Connecticut, Frank P. Fenton; Dela
ware, L. Irving Handy; Florida, M.
lows: 'It appears that there is some
gone Tausick, democrat, for mayor, misunderstanding in the public mind
over W. V. McKean, republican, Dy as. to me exact question unaer uis
M. Brown Georgia, Lindsay J, i
Johnson ;Hdaho, W. H. Efckies; Illi
nois, William H. Warder; Indiana,
Slg Kann; Iowa, Charles Bullock;
Kansas, S. S. Grayblll; Kentucky, J.
T. Griffith; Louisiana, vJohn Mar
shall; Maine, James R. Abbott;
Maryland, Jackson H. Ralston;
Massachusetts, John O'Gara; Michi
gan, E. E. McKnight; Minnesota,
John C. Wise; Mississippi, M. C. Mc
Ghee; Missouri, R. L. Hamilton;
Montana, R. A. Ford; Nebraska, An.
drew M. Morrissey; Nevada, W. S.
Elliott; New Jersey, V. ' Clarence
Cole; New York, James Norton;
North Carolina, W. J. Cooke; North
Dakota, P. H. Perry; Ohio, A. J.
Runyon; Oklahoma, John J. Ger
lach; Oregon, Dan J. Fry; Pennsyl
vania, Mortimer G. Rhone; Rhode
Island, P. J. Murphy; South Caro
lina, Thomas R. Waring; South Da
kota, Andrew Foley; Tennessee, J.
C. McLean; Texas, Rice Maxey;
Utah, J. D. Call; Vermont, James
E. Burker; Virginia, E. I. Ford;
Washington, L. B. Bignold.; West
Virginia, S. A. Hayes; Wisconsin,
Gilbert T. Hodges; Wyoming, M. G.
R. Johnston; Alaska, John A. Duck
worth; Arizona, W. A. Forbes; Dis
trict of Columbia, John J." Purcell;
Hawaii, O. T. Shipmanj New Mexico,
G. A. Richardson; Porto Rico, l1. L.
The Newspapers and the Ticket
(Continued from Page 7) I lost confidence also in William J.
only with, conditions which menace Bryan, who by well manipulated
a majority of 942. McKean is presi
dent of a local Taft republican club.'
Mr. Bryan declared that the election
was significant, in that It showed to
tho country that the democrats have
been justified in their forecasts of
the trend of political sentiment
throughout the country."
The prohibition national conven
tion in session at Columbus, Ohio,
nominated Eugene 'W, Chafln of Illi
nois, whoso name was presented by
A. G. WoKenbarger of Lincoln, Nob.,
for ttio presidency, and Prof. A. B.
Watkins of Ada, Ohio, for the vice
presidency. Tho convention balloted
upon these names for the presidency:
William B. Palmore of St. Louis,
Joseph P. Tracy of Detroit, Alfred
L. Manierre of New York, Daniel R.
Sheen of Illinois, Frederick F.
Wheeler of Los Angeles, Charles S.
Pierce of Dallas and Eugene W.
Chafin of Illinois. There were 1,083
votes cast and no one received a ma
jority on the first ballot. While the
count was being made the delegations
marched about the hall with banners
and the cheering continued for fif
teen minutes. The choice was fin
ally made on the till 1 ballot. Wil
liam B. Palmore, the second man,
was nominated for vice president by
acclamation, but he declined the
honor and Prof. Aaron S. Watkins
of Ada, Ohio, was nominated on tho
cussion. A general advance In all
rates has at no time been contem
plated, but there has been a general
feeling among railroads officers that
class rates, upon which the high
class and miscellaneous traffic Is car
ried were, all things considered, up
on too low a basis. In order to
secure all the facts bearing upon
the questions, trallic omcors were
instructed some time ago to give the
matter a most careful study, Tho
purpose of the .meeting yesterday
was to receive the report of pro
gress made and to pass upon certain
points, the decision upon which was
necessary to enable the traffic offi
cers to proceed with their work.
After full consideration and ex
change of views the conclusion was
unanimous that the time was not op
portune for an advance in all class
rates applicable to the entire terri
tory represented to the meeting
which embraced lines east of the
Mississippi and north of the Ohio
river. Tho traffic officers, however,
wore requested to further consider
tho advisability of an increase in
rates in specific cases when tho pres
ent are particularly low in compari
son with other rates and in view of
the service performed.' "
A Lincoln, Neb., dispatch printed
A In the Omaha World-Herald follows:
iffhe Central Labor Union of Lin-
coin will send a committee to Fair
view next Friday evening to officially
inform William J. Bryan that he has
the unanimous support of that body
in the forthcoming campaign. Reso
lutions indorsing Mr. Bryan and tho
democratic platform were .adopted
'last night by unanimous vote. Many
of the mombers present declared they
Had always previously voted the re
publican ticket, but avowed their un
wavering support of Bryan. The
MEN WHO WILL NOTIFY BRYAN
Tho following Is the committee ap
pointed to notify William J. Bryan
of his nomination for president:
Alaska, R. H, Walker; Arkansas,
Gustave Jones; California, Charles
Edelman; Colorado, Elmer F. Beck
with; Connecticut, Harry 0. Noy;
Delaware, Peter J. Ford; Florida, W.
S. Jennings; Georgia, Crawford
Wheatloy; Idaho, Harry L. Day;
Illinois, Edward F. Dunne; Indiana,
Harry McCarty; Iowa, J. P. O'Mal
ley; Kansas, Charles M. Sawyer:
Kentucky, W. R. Haldeman; Louis
ana, Jphn Pulston; Maine, Frank W.
Morse; Maryland, S. S. Fields; Mass
achusetts, Humphrey O'Sullivan;
Michigan, John Winshlp; Minnesota,
J. W. Pauley; Mississippi, J.- R.
the existence of popular government.
It is a platform which any democrat
can stand on."
Tho New York Evening Mail
(rop.) says: "Yet the Bryan candi
dacy is not to be regarded lightly.
In our opinion he is the strongest
man the democrats could have
named. Governor Johnson would
not have vitalized the democratic
party the country over as Mr. Bryan
will. The democracy is not yet
ready for a safe and sane candidate
It Is at least four years uway from
accepting that kind of leadership.
In the state, and elsewhere in the
east, it may be; but take the coun
try as a whole and the party will be
found as unresponsive and indiffer
ent to wise leadership, as it was four
The New York Sun (rep.) says:
"The democratic party continues to
be dominated by western radicalism.
It is instinct with populism, social
Ism, the Intention to enlarge the ac
tivity of the central government.
The republican party will be
rid of Mr. Roosevelt In a few months.
When will the democratic party be
rid of Mr. Bryan? Even if he is
ever graciously disposed to give up
the profitable business of being the
democratic leader and candidate for
president, will the sansculottism
which he has impressed upon his
party be any less ardently loved in
the west? And the democratic party
today is western. Oklahoma's little
finger is bigger in it than the loins
of tho east and of the south. Some
time will Bryanism. LaFolleteism
and Rooseveltlsm come together, as
they belong, while the conservative
South, west and east form a party
that will stand for equal rights, even
to property, and for something re
sembling government under the con
stitution of the United States instead
of that of Oklahoma."
Hearst's New York American says:
"For the third time William J. Bry
an has been nominated by the demo
cratic party or rather by that frag
ment of former efficiency which Is
callod tho democratic party. Wo
have lpst confidence in the demo
cratic party as millions of other dem
ocrats have. Wo can not seo in this
nomination any hope. We are bound
to add,' with regret, that we have
boss-ship has compelled this nomin
ation. No reliance can fio nlaceri on
the democratic platform or on Bry
an's declarations. The democratio
platform declares for one set of prin
ciples at one election and forari en
tirely different set at the next elec
tion, while Bryan is apparently with
out permanent principle or sincere
conviction, or even honest attitude.
The democratic party has become a
weathercock of what its inferior
leaders imagine to be tho expression
of public opinion. It reflects supine
ly the corporation instinct and ser
vility of a Parker, and it is ready at
the next moment to reflect the half
baked, ill-matured opinions of some
The Charleston (W. Va.) Gazette
says: "Bryan and Roosevelt are in
deed the most powerful figures in
their respective parties. But thero
is a difference that we have before
pointed out and which, typifies tho
two parties. Bryan is a leader;
Roosevelt is a dictator."
The Cumberland (Md.) Evening
Times says: "The spirit of aggres
siveness that pervades the democratic
national platform seems to have
struck something akin to terror In
tho ranks of the republicans. They
are astounded at its vigor, its clear
ness and its statesmanship in deal
ing with the public questions of the
Tho Cedar Rapids (la.) Evening
Gazette calls the platform progres
sive. The Buffalo (N. Y.) Times heart
ily endorses the ticket and says:
"The reason the democratic plat
form contains so many words is that
the democracy really has something
to say to the people."
The -Boise (Ida.) Capital-News
For the first time in six
teen years, the democracy of the na
tion turns it face towards its enemy
with unsullied ranks and unbroken,
a united and harmonious democracy.
J And a united and harmonious democ
racy has never been defeated."
The Washington (D. C.) Herald
says: "There is nothing nf the fire
brand in the platforn. of the demo
cratic convention. It contains no
utterance tliat is startling, menac
ing, or calculated in the slightest
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