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STROTHER & STOCKWELL, Pubs.
The Democratic national convention
at Denver concluded its labor by the
nomination of John Worth Kern of In
diana for vice-president. The nomina
tion was made by acclamation.
Charles A. Towne. Archibald McNeill
and Clark Hcwcli, whose names had
been presented, withdrew before a
ballot was reached.
Mr Taft and Chairman Hitchcock
and Treasurer Sheldon of the Repub
lican national committee declared that
publicity of campaign funds would be
observed strictly by the Republicans.
For the third time, William Jen
nings Bryan was nominated for the
presidency by the Democrats. Only
one ballot was needed in the Denver
convention to reach this result, which
came after a day and night of tumultu
ous enthusiasm and wild disorder.
Gov. Johnson of Minnesota and Judge
Gray of Delawaie a'so were put in
nomination. Before balloting the con
vention unanimously adopted the plat
Two sessions wc;e held the second
daj of the Democratic national conven
tion, but little was accomplished. In
the afternoon there was a remarkable
Bryan demonstration, the cheering
lasting one hour and 19 minutes. In
the evening, after several speeches,
the credentials committer reported,
unseating eight of the Guffey Pennsyl
vania delegates. A minority report
was made and aftei an acrimonious de
bate was rejected by a. vote of G15 to
3S7. The majority report was adopted
by a viva voce vote.
The second day's session of the
Democratic National conention at
Denver was presided over by Con
gressman H. D. Clayton of Alabama,
the permanent chairman, who deliv
ered an able addiess. The committee
on platform, with Gov. Haskell of
Oklahoma as chairman, heard argu
ments iu favor of many planks and an
nounced that it could not report until
the third day. The committee on cre
dentials hea:d contests from five
slates and the District of Columbia,
Charles E. Brown. 35 years of age,
an attorney of Danville, III., prominent
socially and professionally, was ar
rested by secret service agents on the
charge of counterfeiting. An elaborate
outfit was found in the cellar of his
James S. Sherman. Republican vice
pi esidential candidate, announced that
ho would retire fiom the Republican
congressional committee, of which he
Thomas E. Watson was formally
notified of his nomination for presi
dent by the Populists of the United
States at a mass meeting in Atlanta,
Gov. Sanders of Louisiana decided
to appoint a permanent state board
of arbitration to handle labor tiou
bles. William L. Wilson, who embezzled
more than $75,000 of the funds of the
United States Home Protectors Fra
ternity of Port Huron. Mich., was sen
tenced to the penitentiary.
The president accepted the resig
nation of Judge William Lochren,
judge of the United States court for
the district of Minnesota St. Paul,
and appointed M. D. Purdy, assistant
to the attorney general, to the va
cancy. Charged with disorderly conduct in
masquerading for nine years as a man.
Mrs. August Sieb. 3G years old. of
New York, was sentenced to the woric
couse for five days.
Elaborate plans were made for July
28 in Cincinnati, when W. H. Taft
will be formally notified of his nomi
nation for piesident by the Republi
cans. Robert Roman tried to hold tip a fast
mail train on the Great Northern road
in Idaho, but was shot by the conduc
tor and capured.
The will of Grover Cleveland, pro
bated at Princeton, did not disclose the
size of the estate, nearly all of which
was left to Mrs. Cleveland.
The roof of an unfinished house in
St. Petersburg collapsed, ten workmen
being killed and 40 injured.
Loot valued at $25,000 was secured
by safeblowers, who drilled their way
through a 20-inch brick wall into the
offices of the Diamond Point Pen com
pany in New York.
A fire that threatened to sweep over
much of Coney Island burned several
hotels and other structures, the loss
Three military prisoners serving
from 1 to 22 years for desertion, es
caped from the prison at Fort Hamil
ton by sawing off some of the bars.
Count Bon! de Castellane, whose
former wife was married in London
to Prince Helie de Sagan, the count's
cousin, has opened what promises to
be a sensational legal battle for the
possession of his three children, the
offspring of bis marriage with Miss
Emil Sandoza, a well-known stock
man of Pine Creek, Neb., was killed
by F. E. Newman, a hired man on a
The printers' strike started in the
job offices of Hartford, Conn., Septem
ber 14, 1905, was ended because the
strike benefits ceased,.
x Most Important Happen- x
X ings of the World 8
8 Told in Brief. 8 ,
Revolutionists in Honduras cap
tured the fortified town of Choluteca
after nearly four days of fighting.
Herbert J. Hapgood president of Hap
goods incorporated, and his secretary,
Ralph L. Kilby, were discharged in
New York for lack of evidence in the
case in which they were arrested
charged with obtaining stock sub
scriptions to the Hapgoods Sales com
pany through misrepresentation.
An uprising of Navajos was reported
to have occurred in New Mexico.
Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Hutchings of
Brooklyn were killed when a train
struck their automobile at Center
Moriches, L. I.
The Petoskey Fiber Paper company,
indicted at New York for violating the
Sherman anti-trust law, pleaded
guilty and was fined 2,000.
Two children were killed and a
woman fatally burned in a lire near'
The national Prohibition convention
will be held July 15 and 16 in Colum
Seven trainmen were killed and
four injured iu a collision on the
Canadian Pacific near Medicine Hat.
Three little girls tried to'wreck the
Pennsylvania fiver near Hazleton, Pa.,
by piling stones on the track.
Mrs. Grace Goodsell of New "Vork
declared her six-year-old son was the
Messiah and branded him on the fore
head and tin oat.
Diplomatic relations between Amer
ica and Venezuela have been com
pletely severed, Senor Veloz-Goiticoa,
the Venezuelan charge d'affaires, hav
ing piesented to Acting Secretary
Bacon notice from his government
that he was to quit his post here, clos
ing up he Venezuelan legation in
Washington, and repair forthwith to
During the fighting in Paraguay the
Ameiican minister, E. C. O'Brien, was
fired on three times by government
troops by mistake, and narrowly es
Charles Taylor, a Missouri Pacific
operator at Lamonte, Mo., was arrest
ed on a eha.ge of manslaughter on ac
count of the wreck near Knobnoster.
A Russian torpedo boat was wrecked
in the Gulf of Finland by running on
the rocks oif Reval. The crew were
The members of the Brooklyn Arion
Choral society met with an enthusias
tic reception in Philharmonic hall,
Berlin, where they gave their first con
cert, rendering American and German
The jurymen in the Humbert libel
case against the Paris Matin are suing
that journal for $20,000 damages on ac
count of the article printed the day
after the trial, in which their verdict
In a gun and knife fight at a pro
tracted meeting near Backusburg, Ky.,
Wayne Lawrence shot and killed
Annie Bannister and was himself per
haps fatally stabbed.
Forest fires in Maine burned over
large areas and threatened several
towns with destruction.
A new bridge under construction
over the Rhine at Cologne fell in and
20 or more workmen lost their lives.
Two persons were killetl and a
dozen injured by a gas explosion and
fire in a Boston tenement house.
Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Smith, who
lived on a farm two miles east of
North Rose, N. Y., were burned to
death in a fire which destroyed their
Having thrown a $000 bank certifi
cate of deposit '"nto a stove, Joe Wal
insky, thinking he could not get the
money on it. committed suicide by
cii owning in IS inches of water at Mo
The Republican national committee,
in session at Hot Springs, Va., elected
Frank II. Hitchcock of Massachusetts
its chairman and made him manager
of the presidential campaign. George
R. Sheldon of New York was chosen
treasurer and Arthur I. Vorys was
given charge ofthe Ohio Republican
headquarters at Cincinnati.
Fire on the harbor front of East
Boston destroyed piers and ware
houses and an elevator, the property
loss being about $1,500,000. A watch
man was reported m.ssing.
A loss estimated at nearly $200,000
was suffered at College Point, L. I., by
a fire which destroyed Zehden's hotel
and casino. Dondera's casino and a
number of small buildings.
Armed revolutionists from Salvador,
after capturing the town of Gracias, in
Honduras, attacked Choluteca. The
residents strongly resisted, holding
back the revolutionists for three days.
Richard Alexander, treasurer and a
member of the board of governors of
the real estate board of brokers of
New York, shot himself twice at Dex
ter, Me., and probably will die.
Reports that Frank J. Gould and his
wife have become reconciled were cir
culated following the striking from the
court calendar of an action entitled
"Gould versus Gould."
William M. Ingraham, Jr., of Wav
erly, N Y., has begun contest of the
will of his father, a lawyer of Brook
lyn, who died June 7, leaving an es
tate of more than $2,000,000.
Albert McVay, a wealthy cattle
dealer, was shot while sitting with
his wife at a window of their home
near Pine Bluff, Ark.
The two-masted schooner Acacia,
owned and captained by William Sim
mons of Kingston, went ashore on
Bull Rock point, near Sackett's Har
bor, and the crew of eight was rescued
by S. Gibble.
President Roosevelt and party, un
der the guidance of Commander Peary,
inspected the Arctic steamer Roose
velt at Oyster Bay, after which the
vessel sailed for Sydney, Cape Breton.
Fifteen battleships of the Atlantic
fleet sailed from San Francisco on
their round-the-world trip. The Ne
braska was delayed by an outbreak of
scarlet fever among the crew.
Nicholas Cherry, 24 years old, shot
and severely wounded his sweetheart,
Anna Welngartz, 20 years old, at Ne
pctiset, IU., and .then killed himself.
Mrs. Ada Relchars of Dallas, Tex.,
was murdered by unknown persons at
Hot Springs, Ark.
The United States consul at Tampl
co, Mex., has reported that the oil
fields between Tampico, on the Gulf of
Mexico, and Tuxpan are burning and
that the blaze is visible for a hundred
miles on the gulf.
Fire in Carnegie, Pa., destroyed sev
eral business houses, the loss being
Delegates to the
Scenes of Tremendous Enthusiasm When Name of Ne-
hraskan Is Presented John Worth Kern of
Indiana Choice for Vice-President.
Denver, Col. In 'the early morning
hours of Friday William Jennings
Bryan was nominated for the presi
dency by the Democratic national con
vention. Only one ballot was neces
sary, the Nebraskan having an over
whelming majority of the votes.
Tired as they were, the delegates
and spectators greeted the result of
the ballot with roars of applause, and
marched about the hall cheering and
The nomination was made unani
mous. The vote by states follows:
Bryan. Johaaoa. Gray.
ArkaBNan 18 ..
Connecticut 9 5 .
Florida lO .. -
Georgia 4 3 20
Idaho ............ 6 ..
Montana . . . :
New Hampahlre , .
Kew Jeraey .
New York . .
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Writ Virginia ..,
A Malta ...........
Pnrin Rico .....
. .. 33
. 7 1
4 1-3 3
. S 3
.882 1-2 46
Totnla 882 1-2 46 SB 1-2
One not voting-.
Clock Is Stopped.
Leading up to the nomination were
hours that began with picturesque en
thusiasm, which grew into uncon
trollable disorder. The nominating
speeches were made amid scenes akin
to panic at certain stages.
At 12 o'clock midnight the conven
tion clock was stopped, so that con
structively the nomination of Bryan
would take place at Thursday's ses
sion of the convention. Will the Fri
day hoodoo be overcome by this tech
nical evasion? is a question that was
in the minds of enthusiastic Bryan
Democrats, as they wended their way
from the convention hall in the early
Wild Scene of Confusion.
A wilder demonstration than that
over the first mention of Bryan's
name on Wednesday followed the con
cluding word of Ihe speech of Ignatius
J. Dunn of Nebraska, which formally
presented the name of Democracy's
champion to the convention.
An hour and seven minutes, against
the one hour and 28 minutes of the
day before, marked the cheering and
tumult, but the densely, overcrowded
auditorium made the confusion worse
Nobody had any respect for the
rights of anybody else. Everybody
was there to see the spectacle, if not
to take part in it, and those not able
to look out for themselves were
Johnson and Gray Named.
Gov. John A. Johnson of Minnesota
and Judge George Gray of Delaware
were placed in nomination along with
Bryan. Small as was the following
of either, in comparison with that of
the Nebraskan, the scenes of con
fusion, owing to the uncontrollable
size of the crowd, were approximately
Gov. Johnson was placed in nomina
tion by Winfield Scott Hammond of
Minnesota, Connecticut yielding to the
Judge Gray's name was presented
by Irving F. Handy of Delaware. Mr.
Handy felt how sadly he was in the
minority when, after he had talked
awhile, the crowd attempted to choke
Ovation for Johnson Speaker.
It was a thing worth noticing that
by far the best nominating speech of
the convention was made by Mr. Ham
mond in presenting the name of Gov.
Johnson. He had a hard task before
him, because he followed not long
after a characteristic Bryan demon
stration, lasting more than an hour.
In spice of this fact, the Minnesota
orator succeeded in interesting the
convention to a surprising degree, and
it was made evident that if it were
not for early pledges the Minnesota
governor would surely have had an
immensely larger following in the con
vention than he was able to show at
As the speaker rapidly sketched the
early life in poverty of Gov. Johnson
and passed on to his political triumphs
when he was elected governor the first
time in the face of 160,000 majority for
Roosevelt, the thing seemed to catch
tit imagination of the delegates.
FUNNY STORIES CURED HIM
"Having ratmly tried many and vari
ous remedies to restore to health a
business man whom I know and who
had fallen into a morbid condition
owing to years of overwork, a famous
Baltimore physician at last persuaded
his patient to take a course of funny
stories, one at each meal, with an
extra two at dinner," says a corres
pondent. "The patient, a solemn and
The galleries took up the cry, so
that at the conclusion of Mr. Ham
mond's rather brief but forcible speech
a demonstration was set on foot which
by careful nursing was made to last
25 minutes, or about a third the time
devoted to Mr. Bryan, whereas every
one knew that the Minnesota man
would not have one-tenth as many
votes as his Nebraska rival.
Seconding speeches for Bryan were
made by Senator Gearin of Oregon,
Gov. Glenn of South Carolina, and Gov.
Claude Swanson of Virginia. Gov.
Glenn's speech created much excite
ment, being devoted largely to a de
fense of Bryan against attacks brand-
Plioto by Xoffatt Studio, Chicago.
ing him as a Socialist. At the con
clusion of his remarks, which were not
in accord with the spirit of the con
vention. Permanent Chairman Clayton,
who at the day session has superseded
Temporary Chairman Bell as wielder
of the gavel, exclaimed that William
Jennings Bryan needed no defenders,
and elicited tremendous applause.
The opening session lasted three
hours and brought about the comple
tion of the permanent organization of
the convention, with the resounding
address of Congressman Clayton of
Alabama, permanent chairman of the
convention. When the session opened
at night, every formality of organiza
tion had been accomplished and the
decks were clear for the supreme
work of adopting the platform and
naming the candidates.
The scenes within the convention
amphitheater repeated those of previ
ous days in the magnitude of the gath
ering and the eager enthusiasm of the
throngs. There were frequent dem
onstrations as the names of party
idols or Jeffersonian principles were
pronounced, but there was no repeti-
gloomy fellow, at first rebelled, but
finally faftng in with the idea adopted
the course recommended and was in
the end restored to health, the effect
of laughter being entirely to change
his mental and bodily condition.
Laughter, in fact, is one of the cheap
est and most effective of medicines,
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tlon during the early session of the
tumultuous record-breaking demonstra
tion of Wednesday.
The address of the permanent chair
man, Mr. Clayton, proved to be a caus
tic arraignment of the failure of
Roosevelt policies and an enunciation
of Democratic doctrine. The ringing
voice of the orator and the emphasis
of his gestures stirred the listening
thousands to frequent demonstrations
of enthusiastic approval.
At 2:30 o'clock the platform com
mittee was not yet prepared to report,
and the convention took a recess until
evening, so that all remaining differ
ences of detail on the platform could
be reconciled and the document be
ready for adoption and the presidential
nomination be reached before the ad
journment of the night session.
It was 7:50 o'clock when Chairman
Clayton began to rap for order, which
he secured within the minute.
Kerr Takes Guffey's Place.
Mr. Clayton recognized Mr. Mc
Quisten of Pennsylvania, who an
nounced the selection of James Kerr
as member of the national committee
from that state in place of James M.
Guffey, who was selected before the
Pennsylvania contests were settled.
"Without objection the selection of
Mr. Kerr will be considered as rati
fied," said the chairman, and a moment
later added: "The chair hears none,
and the selection of Mr. Kerr is rati
fied." Cheering and a few hisses
greeted the announcement.
Ollie James of Kentucky moved that
a committee of three be appointed to
wait upon the platform committee and
ascertain when it would be ready to
report. The motion prevailed and Mr.
James, J. Thomas Heflin of Alabama
and F. P. Lynch of Minnesota were
named. Mr. Lynch's appointment was
the first recognition the adherents of
Gov. Johnson had received in the
choice of convention committees.
Pending the report of the committee
of inquiry, Thomas P. Ball of Texas
was invited to address the convention.
Mr. Ball called out cheering when
he said it was a great pleasure to ad
dress such a notable "ratification con
vention," and declared Mr. Bryan
would be nominated because the peo
ple of the states who sent their dele
gates to the convention wanted him
"In November next," said Chairman
Clayton, "we will witness in New
York the Tammany tiger drowning
the Republican elephant. Therefore I
invite to the stand, for a speech from
a Democrat to a Democratic conven
tion. Senator Thomas F. Grady of New
through one's system. There is very
little tae matter with the man who
can enjoy a hearty laugh."
The Ideal Wife,
is your idea of
"One who will cook the meals, do the
washing, look after the furnace, make
her own clothes and and "
"Keep herself looking as young and
as beautiful as an actress who pulls
down $400 a week in vaudeville."
Senator Grady was given a most en
thusiastic welcome as he appeared on
the rostrum. When he declared that
the convention could nominate no can
didate and adopt no platform that
would not receive the united and en
thusiastic support of the New York
democracy, he was given still greater
applause and returned to his seat amid
cries of "Grady." "Hurrah for Grady."
Chairman Clayton then introduced
Judge L. J. Wade of Iowa, "a repre
sentative of the great corn state." Mr.
Wade is the new national committee
man from Iowa.
Champ Clark Is Heard.
"I am sure the convention will be
glad to concur in the request of Mis
souri to hear from old Champ Clark
of that state, one of the knightliest
Democrats who ever drew glittering
blade in defense of the party." It was
in these words that Chairman Clayton
introduced the next speaker, whose ap
pearance on the platform was a signal
for great cheering.
Mr. Clark predicted that the Demo
crats would sweep the country from
sea to sea, that on the fourth of March
next a Democratic president would be
inaugurated, backed by a Democratic
house, and the people would then come
into their rights.
"Democrats are getting together all
over the land." he continued, "and the
Republican party is presenting to the
country the effect of a dissolving
view. At Chicago Roosevelt forced on
the convention a candidate for presi
dent that it did not want, and the con-
vention forced on him a candidate for j
vice-president that he did not want. '
"During the Russian-Japanese war a '
telegram came from the front saying:
'Kuropatkin is in statu quo.' The boys
in the village did not know what that
meant, so they took the message to ,
the wise man or the town, and he did ,
not know what it meant, but he took
a chance and he said: 'Fellers, statu '
quo means that Kuropatkin is in a hell
of a fix. That's what's the matter
with the Republican party."
Platform Committee Not Ready. I
The naileries, with a profound ig-'
norance of the manner in which the j
convention should be managed, broke
in with cries of "Vote!" "Vote!" i
When quiet was restored, the chair t
recognized Mr. James of the commit-1
tee sent to ascertain the probability of ,
an early report from the committee
on resolutions. Mr. James reported
that the committee would not be ready
to report before midnight. He then
made a motion that the rules be sus
pended and that the nominating
speeches for presidential candidates
be made, with the understanding. how-
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How a Blind Student Works.
Columbia university has some blind
men students In which the public has
taken great interest, but it is not gen
erally known that Barnard has a
blind student, too. Her name is Mar
garet Hogan, and she'attends lectures
regularly in the company of her read
er. Miss Ruth Carroll, a fellow-student.
Miss Carroll takes the notes, and aft
erwards reads them to Miss Hogan,
who transcribes them on the typewrit
er in the embossed type used by the
ever, that no ballot should be taken
until after the report of the commit
tee had been received.
The motion was adopted, and the
rules were declared by the chair to be
suspended, and nominations to be in
Nominations Called For.
"The secretary will now proceed to
call the roll of states for nominations
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John Worth Kern.
t for the office of president of the Uni
ted States," shouted Chairman Clay
ton. "Alabama." called the clerk.
The chairman of that delegation
arose and was recognized.
"Knowing that Nebraska will make
no mistake in nominating the right
man." he said, "Alabama yields to
"I. J. Dunn of Omaha will speak Tor
the Nebraska delegation." announced
the chairman of that state, while the
cheering which followed the first state
ment from Alabama continued una
bated. Dunn Nominates Bryan.
Mr. Dunn, who was to make that
speech of the convention in which the
greatest interest was felt by the dele
gates and the spectators, is scarcely
of middle age. His clean-cut, determined-looking,
clean-shaven face is sur
mounted by dark brown hair, which
owing to the emphatic manner in
which he emphasized his speech with
his head, was soon touching the center
of his forehead. He spoke clearly and
with a pleasing manner of delivery.
Big Demonstration Starts.
Mr. Dunn brought out the name of
"William Jennings Bryan" with in
tense dramatic force, and the response
from the great throng was electric.
The delegates sprang up. the galleries
followed suit, and the demonstration
was under way in a manner that prom
ised to rival Wednesday's exhibition
A few moments after the cheering
began an immense oil painting of Mr.
Bryan was lowered from behind a
monster American shield which had
reposed over the chairman's desk ever
since the convention began. The ap
pearance of the picture raised the
pitch of the outburst, and the dele
gates were still cheering wildly when
the convention adjourned.
INDIANA SECURES THE HONOR.
John W. Kern of That State Named
Denver. Col. The terrific strain of
the all-night session caused the ma
jority of the delegates to sleep late
Friday and the delegates were slow
in gathering in the con-ention hall.
When the meeting was called to or
der at 1:40, the nomination of a can
didate for vice-president was at once
proceeded with. Gov. Thomas of Colo
rado placed in nomination Charles A.
Towne. John J. Walsh named Archi
bald McNeill or Connecticut. Hill of
Georgia urged the claims of Clark
Howell for the position.
Thomas R. Marshall presented the
name of John W. Kern of Indiana, and
the convention enthusiastically took
up the cheering which was started by
the delegation from the Hoosier state.
Gov. Folk of Missouri seconded the
nomination of Mr. Kern.
Hill of Georgia withdrew Howell's
name and seconded the nomination of
Charles A. Towne also withdrew
from the contest, and urged his friends
to unite on Kern.
The withdrawals increased the vig
or of the demonstrations in favor of
Kern, and on the motion that he be
nominated by acclamation, which was
carried, the cheering resembled close
ly the enthusiasm which had been
evinced at the nomination of Mr.
Bryan the day before.
Wearied by the two tumultuous ses
sions, the delegates left the conven
tion hall and the great gathering was
at an end.
Sketch of Kern's Career.
John Worth Kern was born in How
ard county, Indiana. December 20,
1S4&. He graduated from the Univer
sity of Michigan in 1S69 at the age of
20 years, with the degree of doc
tor of laws. His first official position
which brought him into the public
eye was when fulfilling his duties as
a reporter of the supreme court of
Indiana, which office he held from 1885
to 1889. For four years 1892 to 1896
he was a state senator. He became
city attorney of Indianapolis in 1897,
and held that office for four years!
A year before he gave up the office
he ran for the gubernatorial chair in
Indiana, and was beaten. Four years
later in 1904 he also tried for the
governorship on the Democratic ticket
and was again defeated. Later he re
ceived the complimentary vote of th
party for United States senator.
blind and studies them at her leisure.
Miss Carroll also reads to Miss Hogan
such other things as are net to be
obtained In the blind prints, and Miss
Hogan writes them on the typewriter.
Her themes and essays she prepares
on an ordinary typewriter such as
sighted people use.
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