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SEW YORK toil BRYAN IF
ire Stat? for Ncbraskan if lie
Will Kees Hands Off.
SO SAYS BROOKLYN CLUB
Dilu Not Brlnn: a Candidate
Maanarhaselta rind Vermont
Are for the Saaie of
"New York Is for Bryan if Bryan mill
leave New York lone."
This Is the statement made by Daniel
Monahsn, president of the BrookUn Dem
ocratic club, which occupied a car at the
rear of the Massachusetts special train to
Dsnver which went through Omaha Satur
day afternoon over the Rock Island. The
train arrived at 3 o'clock and staid less
than ten minutes.
'The Brooklyn Democratic club Is going
to stop at Lincoln and go out to Falrvlew
and see Bryan and tell him to keep his
hands off New York and New York poli
tics If he want the support of the Empire
state. If he consents not to mix In our
local politics, we are for him; If he refuses,
we well. I will not say what we will do.
Bryan must not take the part of any
faction In the three-cornered fight between
the Murphy, the McCarren and the Bird 8.
Coler adherents, and If he wants to gain
and retain the friendship of New Tork. he
can do It In this one -way:. Ho must let
New York take care of Itself.
"Yes, I know It Is true that national pol
itics center largely around New York poll
tics, hut Just as sure as Bryan goes to
meddling, his goose Is cooked. If you will
pardon the expression.',!
Another prominent member of the Brook
lyn contingent was William Uoge, vlr
president of the club. Mr. Hoge was chair
man of the reception committee at the time
Bryan returned from his trip around the
world, but despite-the fst that the Brook
lyn Democratic club took the lead In giving
the big reception. It is niw ready to knife
the peerless leader unless he m-ill He down
ond be good." Other prorrtlnent members of
the party were TTnrrlpr'on Putnam. AM
J'eice. John K. F.at'nan n.Kl Dudley F'eld.
There were twenty-two in the Brooklyn
George Fred William.
Cent-ire Fred Williams, democratic boss of
Vr.-rnrhuset!s. was at the head of the
MaifarhMrtts drlrgallou , of alxtv-flve In
the ?prrinl train r.t.elant coaches. Mr.
W'V'ums 'van allied about the Injunction
rl.'.. snd blandly replittfl that he had
never heard about iucli a. thing. He was
nl-o npkrrt about the possibility of Ma
party malting, n special bid for the votes
)f rri,-arle4 Jahor rnul tllo ncsiroes. and
replied that "the man with . the trowel
Snd the overalls ond the man with tho
black face have Just as big votes as have
the men with backs nnd silk collars and
With white skin Instead of black." Ho was
then asked about the effort, being made
to Inject a prohibition plank Into the na
tional platform, when his Interviewer was
referred to P. McGcttrlck, chairman of tho
Vermont delegation, 'even though Mr. Mc
Cef.rlck Is an agent for the Canadian Pa
clflci Railway company.
"Vermont lias eight delegates and nine
of them do not drink. Twenty of the
thirty-two delegates from Massachusetts
do not dilnk. Vermont has tried prohibi
tion for forty years and we know some
thing nbout It." And this was all that
Chairman McQettrlck would, say, though
he did not dnv tjiat the delegation from
his state would Join with . some of the
southern delegates In their effort to get a
prohibition' plank Into the. national plat
form... ,.v . ; r
"Massachusetts la not for former Gov
ernor Douglas of our state for vice pres
' Ident fir the reason that Douglaa has said
repeatedly that he does not want the
plnco." said Boss Williams, "but wo are
!or Herman A. Meta, comptroller of New
fork, for second place. Charles A. Towne
s not In It. -
Both States tor Bryan.
"Ftrrther. let me teU you that despite
he fact that Massachusetts and Vermont
' .re not Instructed, we are both for Bryan
!or ptesldent. We took a poll this morn
I'll i f our delegation and every man voted
.'or Iryaii and In the Vermont delegation
'l but one man voted for htm. And If
tin t win over that one man before
h.- convention opens we are pretty poor,
John E. Reagan. Thomas 'J. Flynn, J. J.
Maiioney; Fred W.- Anheuser nnd a num.
jer.of other Jims boarded the train and
lucrceded. in pinning Dahlman badges on
nearly every man on. (he train. This was
dose with the Cook County democracy and
the other delegations who passed through
yeeterda'' and the- delegates from the
north, east and south, all promised to
wear the badges Into.-the convention hall.
The Jacks were eonsptouous by their ab
sence and the entertainment of the dele
gates fell upon the Jims and the Elks and
Eagle lodges. One train was met by one
tome Jack-, nd rte was the only member
of that faction seen all day until the time
for the club's special to Denver arrived.
CROWD IS SMtl.I,
Sixteen Take Passage
V Special Train.
Sixteen Jacks loft Saturday afternoon
oq the special train, of that club over the
Burlington, for beaver. After all the big
splurge which lasted for months and tho
handing out of assurances that 00 members
of the Jncksoolan club would go on the
train, all that could be mustered was six
teen, tba club still holding to that old
. slogs p' of the party; "lfl (democrats) to 1
OonaJanttn J. Smyth, president of the
Jacksonian club, and Ed. P. Berrynuui.
. secretary, headed the delegation, the re
maining fourteen being Joseph Hayden, J.
R. Cooper, R. S, Daniel. R. JT. Williams,
.. IT. ITeubena, William , Fleming. William
t. Tanoey. John Powers, n. E Newbranch,
David Jlowdeh.' F ' W. Weaver, Robert
Aitchleon, John A. Rtne, and E. B. James.
Mrs. Williams and Mrs. Fleming and two
daughters accompanied the party.
The train pulled -out at S.JO, stopped at
Lincoln ror supper-ana a can at ITUrvlevw,
and la scheduled to arrive In Denver at
I SO this morning. Four coachea and a
baggage car composed tho tram.
A coach- war added to tho train at Lin
coln and a number of the old guard were
scheduled to beard the special at other
points along the route, and Secretary Ber
ryman amid ha expected to have close to
109 when they puH Into Denver. Those who
were expected to get aboard at other sta
W. M. Kaufftnan. R. C. Heyea. R. M
Morrison. John Wilson and wif M
Remington, A. C. fShaJlunbergcr. Mrs. A. C.
ShaJlentonrer, Hon. Max Uhlia W. B. East
man. U. T. Connor, D. J. Smith. Clarano
XHitCi M, CXjwglu, C H. Jilnman, A. D.
Hlnmao, Howard Whitney. Joel Whitney,
John F. Dalton, Mrs. John F. Dalton.
Mrs. A. B. Hensl. John Drexel, H. W. Mo
Fa4 ta. C. W. VanCleara, J. B benson
M. Keys. H. W. Uuilnr, W. H. Baralow,
D. v. aiarquari, airs, jnarauarx, uua Mar
quart. John Power. H. Bchaffer, 8. A
Connor. J. 8. Sell. W. J. BelL M. V. Qan
rton. UlM Oaunon, William Anderson, I).
E. McClellsnd. H B. Wllcockson. J. 11
Oldhara. C. W. Roberts. P. V. Sturdevant.
O. E. V. Smith. J. F. Modlm. J. T. Mckur
aon. Ram Pryer. F J. Numeduy, Thons
A. Carrahes, John Roy, Ribert Donehuu.
)um Hardin, Edward Biwyer. Charles
rlaiana. ferry ptarrord. B. tlurrington. U.
MtMjre. A. Martin," J M Axtell. C. C.
Oram, J.Win MtCarty, Z. W. Bchrader. J.
I. 11llllis, J. H- Moonev. Danlitl pmttnr
us' A. Hoajaoaie, Arp Bmell. Joseph
dunwtar, j. n. wuuaota, Lr. A. u. Anus,
J. J Kinney, B. C. FleM. I. S. Wslker.
E. M. Prnuty, A. A. MrGlnnls. W. H. OateN,
S. D. Mieks. John A. M-Kire. James fnell
J L Tnlbot. John K. Werts, K. D. Jones.
C. J. Rundell, C. H. Quacketibiish. A. H
Rpr:igu, A. (1 Hi.lt. E. M llnlt. P. P.
Holt. H M. Jolineon. K. P Jmlon. 11.
E. Miller. J. H. Burnett. Mrs. Burnett.
Miss Hiirkett. A. A. Sxtt, Mrs. Pcott. il.
R. Harris, Mrs HstTl". E. Hums, E V.
Rlllscn, F. W. Cotidcn. J. A. Cowdln, It. A
Judsf.n. E. M. Vamcy.
To mnke up the lack of numbers tho
Jacks covered themselves with gaudy
badges, but refused to allow the reception
committee of the Jim crub. which gathered
at the Burlington to Jeer their copntrlots.
to pin Dahlman badifea on their coats.
"If you had Bryan's picture on your
badge, we would wear them," said Secre
tary Berryman. "We will wear anything
that has Bryan's picture on It."
The Jacks had no band and but very
BROWARD FOR VICE PRESIDENT
Governor of Florida Is Vrsjed by
Dixie as Bryan's Partner.
Dixie democrats passed through Omaha
at an early hou.- Saturday morning enroute
to Denver and the national convention of
the democratic party, cheering for Bryan
for president and Governor Napoleon P.
Broward of Florida for vice-president.
The Dixie train of fourteen coachea and
sleepers carrying the delegations ' from
Florida, Mississippi, Alabama and North
Carolina pulled Into the Burlington sta
tion at 7' o'clock and left one and one half
hours later for the west. One Jack and
aeveral Jim delegate met the train and
escorted the delegates up town where many
of them breakfasted at the Millard, though
some went to other eating houses or
passed up breakfast entirely so ss to see
something of the Gate city.
Napoleon P. BrowarA, governor, W. 8.
Jennings, cousin of William Jennings
Bryan and former governor of the state,
United States Senator Milton and Adjutant
General Foster, headed the Florida con
tingent, and Florida was st the head of
the entire Dixie delegation by reason of Its
vice presidential candidate. Mr. Foster wna
the spokesman for the delegation, tho
adjutant Rvm-ral being slated to make the
speech nominating the Florida governor
for vice presidential honors. Mr. Foster
stands six feet two, is big in every way,
his lungs like a pair of bellows and the
voice of a bull.
"Wc ore going to Denver to nominate
Governor Broward for vice president,"
said Mr. FoKter, "for we maintain that
the south nhould have precedence over the
east or middle wet. We are for Bryan
for president and . with his nomination the
west cannot ssk for the second place on
the ticket as well. I know that many are
I talking of giving second place to tho east,
I to Lieutenant Governor Chanler of New
York or former Governor Douglas of
Massachusetts, but It ought to go to the
south. The south has never had Just recog
nition and it Is time that we are given
"Governor Broward Is tho biggest man
tho south ever produced, or at least one
of the blgKost, for we can not count out
Tillman. John Sharp Williams and others,
even If some uo not agree with them In
some of their policies.
"We have made no alliances with any
one, except with a few of our southern
delegations, but with Dixie 'standing pat
we Intend to name Napoleon P. Broward,
governor of the state of Florida, for vice
president on the democratlo ticket,"
Former Governor Jennings, Bryan's
cousin, had little to say on the political
situation, other than that he believes tho
Ncbraskan will be nominated, despite the.
claims of Governor Johnson of Minnesota.
Mr. Jennings, however, was profuse in his
praise of the city and could not say enough
about Omaha and his surprise In finding It
was a city of twlae 76,000, which he had
previously believed was Its population.
The former governor was one of a party
taken to Rlvervlew park by Councilman
McGovern in the short time the train
stayed in Omaha.
In the Mississippi delegation were former
Governors Noel and Longeno. Oovernor
Vardaman goes to Denver today and John
Sharp Williams went to the convention
city Friday. Vnlted Senators Simmons and
Overman and Joseph Daniels, editor of the
News-Observer of Royal, wore with the
North Carolina delegation, and on tho Ala
bama section of the special was found
"We have not only been amused, but
Incensed, over the report that North Caro
lina Is not for Bryan." said Delegate
Cooke of that state. "Wo aro Instructed
for the Nebraskan and we will abide by
Members of the various delegations from
the southern states suld that the south j
would stand by G.ivernor Broward of j
Florida in hia curd ilit for vice president.
POXSYLVA.MA STANDS BY GIFFY
Delrsatlon Asserts it Will Re-elect
Hint National Committeeman.
"Despite the wishes of Lryan In the mat
ter. Pmnsylvanla will reelect Guffey na
tional eoinnilttieman from that state." This
la tho unqua'if ed stutemmt made by mrm
Ix rs of tl at 0el (ton whh h went throug
Omaha over the Milwaukee at a late hour
la?t night enroute to Denver.
"It is evident that Bryan talks tcf much
that he doesn't have time to think, as ha
j remarks ti'day al.o-.it Guffey int mate," wat
the slgnif cant statement of Peter A.
0'Bole, chairman of the last s-ate con
vention cf Pennsylvania, and this wua
backed with this statement from Oeoigi
Dlmellng. chairman of tha delegation:
Guffey will te re elected chairman without
the (lightest shadow of a tbua:, and Bryan
will hove noth'ng to say about It. What
difference does It make to us If Bra.T
does not like Guffey T We do, and that U
Pennsylvania has sixty-eight votes In ttu
convention, twenty are Instructed for Bryan
and the remainder are for Judge Gray of
Delaware, whose nomination will be sec
onded '-y O" Boyle. Chairman Dlmeling
would not say that Pennsylvania would or
would not vote for Bryan, but that the stite
would be guided by the feeling In ether
states where there la hope of casting an
electoral vote for the democratic ticket.
Pennsylvania haa not cast a democratic
electoral vote since 1866.
The Maryland delegation wer.t through
Omaha last night over tha Northwestern
with Governor Crothers, Murray Vandlver,
chairman; Isaac L. Strauss, attorney gen
eral: Congressman J. F. C. Talbott, and a
number of other prominent men. Three
of tha sixteen delegates are for Bryar th
others being for Johnson. Strauss will nom
inate Johnson for the presidency".
"Bryan lost Maryland by 18.0M votes In
ISM and by Sa.000 In 1900, and the Lord only
knowa by how many he would lose the
state thia year If nominated, therefore nom
inate someone who can carry the state,"
said Chairman Vandiver. "We are not for
the negro or tha labor vote and know noth
ing about anti-Injunction."
South Dakota wax the last of the nigh',
delegations to gu through, arriving in
Omaha over the Milwaukee at t o'clock this
morning. Former Governur Andrew II. Lev
(ii t the head of this delegation, come of
the other members being L. C. Campbell,
F. J. Flxler, C. J. and T. J. Gun-lersoi:.
Herbert Hitchcock, secretary: Ed I.ien and
"South Dakota is for Er an for pre? :ent
and John Mitchell for vice president, even
If no other state votes for the labor ad
vocate," said Mr. Campbell.
Jotter's Gold Top Beer delivered ta aay
part of tha city. Telephone No. t.
ANTI-BRYAN LEADERS CONFER
Organization of Opposition Depends
Upon New York Delegation.
GUFFEY SURPRISED BY ATTACK
Pennsylvania Boas Was Talklnn; with
Mr. Mnrphy When Paper Was
Handed Hint Containing
DENVER, July 6 Whether to continue
the fight against William Jonnlngs Bryan
or to abandon the field to those who In
sist thst the Nebraskan will be nominated
on the first bsllot, haa been the subject of
many conferences here last night, in which
leaders of the anti-Bryan forces have been
participants. The decision hinges upon the
attitude of the New Yorlt delegation, which
coneededly will follow the Judgment of
Charles F. Murphy, leader of Tummany
Hall. Mr. Murphy Is not ready to an
nounce his position and said as much to
such men as Colonel J. M. Guffey of Penn
sylvania and William F. Sheehan of New
York. These men gained the Impression
that Mr. Murphy Is not disposed to Join In
a movement to defeat Mr. Bryan if it
shall be demonstrated within the next
forty-eight hours beyond a question of
doubt that the task is hopeless. Mr. Mur
phy does not Intend to take ui the cudgel
in defense of a lost cause. He Is not ready
at this time to commit New York's weight
of seventy-eight votes to any candidate
whatsoever and la waiting for develop
ments between now and the time of the
New York state caucus on Monday to de
termine his course.
,fw York'a Position t'ndetermlned.
With New York's position undermined
tho question of carrying on tho fight
against Mr. Bryan Is still open. The con
ferences today were not directed by the
representatives of Judge George Gray and
Governor John A. Johnson, the only can
didates against Mr. Bryan, who are now
in the field, but were entirely apart from
any plnn to further the interests of either
of these men. The move was solely to
develop the extent of the opposition to
Mr. Bryan and disclose whether there ex
ists a chanco to prevent his nomination.
The disclosure of more than one-third of
the strength of the convention against Mr.
Bryan In all probability would bring other
candidates Into the' contest for the pur
pose of the sooner disintegrating the Bryan
strength. The Bryan men are taking lit
tle notice of the work that is being done
against their candidate, and with the ut
most confidence continue to announce on
all sides that the Nebraskan cannot be
beaten. Joslah Marvel, speaking for the
Gray boom, and Frederick B. Lynch, the
manager for Governor Johnson, are advis
ing everybody to wait until the delegates
arrive before deciding that Mr. Bryan's
nomination Is settled.
Bryan's Speeck Snrprlses Gaffey.
What effect tho attack of Mr. Bryan to
day upon Colonel Guffey, the national com
mitteeman from Pennsylvania, will have
upon the situation la being awaited with
great Interest. Colonel Guffey has many
friends in the convention nnd Is sufficiently
close to a large number of the delegate
from New York state. In connection with
the publication of this attack, which was
made In Lincoln today by Mr. Bryan, when
he addressed the delegation from the Key
stone state, an Interesting Incident occurred
which may have some significance upon
deciding the question of whether the fight
of Mr. Bryan would go an. Since the ar
rival of Mr. Murphy and his followers on
yesterday it has been charged that - the
Tammany man haa been dickering with
the Bryan forces In order to strengthen his
hand against State Senator Patrick H. Mc
Carren, for many years the Brooklyn demo
cratic leader. It was said that In return
for pledges of support In his effort to keep
out the Brooklyn delegation, Mr. Murphy
was willing to vote the Brooklyn delegation
for Mr. Bryan. It was conceded that If
this Is done the bottom will Immediately
fall' out of the Bryan opposition.
Colonel Guffey called upon Mr. Murphy
to learn whether the reports were true.
If New York Joined the Bryan forces he
was ready to follow the lead of that state
and to release the delegations from other
states Who had pledged themselves to aid
In tho anti-Bryan movement. While Colonel
Guffey was consulting with Mr. Murphy,
an afternoon newspaper was brought Into
the room by Daniel F. Cohalan, grand
eachem cf Tammany hall, and Mr. Mur
phy's right hand man. The paper contained
an account of Mr. Bryan's speech nt Lin
coln, and Mr. Cohalan began to read the
article aloud. Neither Mr. Murphy nor Mr.
Guffey hud seen It. Before Mr. Cohalan had
read half of the story Mr. Murphy took
It out of his hands and beginning at the
first read it to himself. He was amaxed
at the character of the attack upon Col
onel Guffey. He knew that Colonel Guffey
hod aided the Bryan ticket In New York
eight years ago when tho party In New
York state wns Itadly In need of financial
assistance. He completed the reading and
handed the paper to Colonel Guffey, who
then read tho article. The colonel was
apparently loss surprised at the tone of
the speech thnn had been either Mr. Mur
phy or Mr. Cohalan.
"So that Is tho man who w-r!t to be
elected president on a democratic hr-r.nony
program?" said Mr. Murpliy. with s?me
Gaffey Refuses to Talk.
The situation wns dl.'eurscd at some
length by the three rr.cn, but no Oec ls!o:i
was reached. Colonel Guffey felt encour
aged, however, and will continue ti conJVr
with delineations as rapidly as they ar
rive. Immediately after the rnnferenr-e Colonel
Guffey was asked to moke a reply to the
Bryan speech, and he said:
"Net now. fir I have not fully dljtestcd
It. X will rot reply today, nor tonight. I
ranm.t r iy now what I shall have to give
out lute-. Perhaps nothing and perhaps
i pri it "e-i'. Xi, boys." he raid. 03 he
waved uvav a number of nowspuper men,
"I E"':c you will have to wait."
Tlie conf'Tcrce between Mr. Sheehan and
Mr. Murphy was of even greater Import
ance. Both arc delegates-at-large, but as
the state retognires the unit rule both
men will hav to vote tho sime way re
gardless of their personal views. The same
Is true of Judge Alton B. Tarker. who was
candidate for president on the democratic
ticket four years ao.
It is recognized that Mr. Murphy wields
the greater Influence of any of these men
upon the New York delegation, and the ulti
mate decision as to the course of the
delegation, therefore, will depend on his
Sherltan and Morpby Confer.
Tl e whole situation was gone over be
tween Mt-stra. Muiphy and Sheehan. Al
though tt-eo men have rtt always neen
politl ally h-ir-e n! us. they t.x.k up the
' rr ii.i the ground of a coni-i-
V that New York and
-'lid prefe;- the tiomiii-
than Mr. Bryan.
i' the Nobraskin
th ut New York's
i 1: nm. They were
i- .. i il.er tho nomlnstlon
i'lyit c ill be accomplished, ;t
i ' ik U hgatiun should itard out
u :' a i 1
i of Mr
The only result of tha conference that
could be ascertained was tha admission
that the position of New York whl not be
determined until tha caucus on Monday.
DAILY " REE:
This much was regsrded as a hopeful
itn by the men who are endeavoring to
bring about an expression of sentiment
against Mr. Bryan being nominated frr a
third time. At the end of tie day Mr.
"There has been no change In my atti
tude since I arrived here yesterdiy. New
York's position will not be outlined and I
am not In a position to make It known In
advance of the caucus to be held Monday. "
Statements wer? sought from Mers.
Guffey and Sheehan, but both declined so
discuss the conferences. Colonel Guffey
said that his meeting with Mr. Murphy
was purely Informal and of no political
Attitude of t npledaed Delegate.
Among the unpledged delegations th
greater number Is from states which ar
called earlier In the alphabetical roll call
than the state of New York. It Is claimed
by antl-Bryarj men that most of the un
lnstructed delegations stand ready to op
pose the nomination of Mr. Bryan if New
York should Join the movement. The lead
ers of the anti-Bryan forces are not billing
that these delegates shall go on record
agalntit Mr. Bryan when the roll la belnt?
called for the presentation of presidential
candidates, unless It is settled that New
York will stand firm. As one of tho man
agers expressed It today:
"States which are Jiltrh up In the alpha
betical list which have tho courage to vote
against Mr. Bryan In the face of great
odds should not be" left holding the sack.
They could only hope to win with the aid
of New York, and that stae, therefore.
Should declare Itself beforo nominations
are mado. The number of uninstructed
delegates Is but little more than one-third
of the convention, and Is Just sufficient to
prevent the nomination of Mr. Brynn on
the first ballot, if all of them should vots
against him. If New York should vote for
Bryan, the nomination would be settled."
BAND WAGON HEADY
(Continued from First Page.)
the California delegation brought at Its
head Theodore A. Bell, the temporary chair
man. He Is over six feet tall, with smooth
shaven, actor-like, magnetic presence and
a reputation for stirring oratory. There
was talk tonight that If his keynote speech
struck the right chord the hesilatine dele
gations might be borne by -the force of
oratory to the choice of a vice presidential
candidate from the coast. Another pictur
esque personality to arrive was the fight
ing mayor of Cleveland, O.. Tom L. John
son, rotund and smiling, Just up from a
council with the leader at Lincoln. Others
in the star groups were Governor Folk of
Missouri, Pei-ator Dubois of Idaho, who
comes with an anti-Mormon fight Involved
In the Idaho contestj Senator Pettlgrew,
looking much the same Individual as when
he was a power in the United States senate;
Senator James Smith, Jr., of New Jersey,
also a power In Pettigrew's time, and
Senator Overman of North Carolina. A
strange figure In these gatherings was ex
United States Senator Burton of Kansas,
hoer to give open allegiance for the first
time to democracy. , .
COOK COUNTY FIGHTERS ARRIVE
Contesting Delrnntloo la After Scalp
of Roarer Sullivan.
DENVER, July 'd.-The most aggressive,
and apparently determined, delegation that
has yet appeared In'.De-nver are the twenty
two contesting representatives of Cook
county, who arrived from Illinois on a spe
cial train at 11 o'clock this morning. With
the delegation came ISO representatives of
the Cook County Democracy of Chicago,
the ' big democratlOptitanizatlon of that
city, headed by a bpfcd of forty pieces.
Forming In column at- the depot at the foot
of Seventeenth street,; the delegation
marched for an hour through the principal
streets, with the band playing patriotic
airs and the delegates singing campaign
songs, cheering for Bryan and waiving
flags and banners.
The delegation, arriving nt Its headquar
ters at the Albany hotel, formed In a group
in the street In front of the hotel and gave
vent to Its enthusiasm In songs and cheers.
In the lobby of the hotel Judge William
Prentiss of Chicago, one of the contesting
delegates and the man who will make the
principal fight for the delegation before
the national committee and the credentials
committee, addressed a crowd which com
pletely filled the lobby and corridors of the
hotel an dspread far out onto the street.
"We are here," said Judge Prentiss In his
speech, "as the true democrats of Illinois.
We are here in the Interest of Justice and
fair play, which has been denied us In Chi
cago. We are here for William J. Bryan,
and we are the only properly accredited
delegation from Chicago to this convention
which does represent him and what he
stands for. We are his real friends and
not pretended ones, as some others are. We
come to present our case to the national
committee and to satisfy them that we are
genuine democrats of Illinois and can carry
that state for Bryan next November."
The contesting delegation claims twenty.
to seats In the national convention, two
of which ars seats In Cook county. The
contests are directed agalr-st the Roger C.
Sullivan faction and is a continuation of
the hitter fight that has been raging in
Chicago for nearly five years. The fight
centers about the place of national com
mitteeman from Illinois, held by Sullivan.
If the contesting delegation Is seated, Sulli
van will be turned down for re-election and
Millard F. Dunlop, a banker of Jackann-
j vllle, and close friend of W. J. Dryan, will
; be chosen for the place,
j I.ettal briefs betting forth the claims of
i the contestants have been prepared and
will be presented to the national committee.
The matter of presenting tho cases and
making the arguments are in the hands
of a committee of six, coiuposed as fol
lows: Judge William Trentl-.s. Dan B. Jesse,
John F. Coburn, Daniel J. McMahon, Otiorje
i F. Mulligan, Ml lea J. Devlne ami riobtit
Mr. Burke said in reply to a question:
"We are here to get a lor.g deferred
square deal. We are after the scalp of
Roger Sullivan ami those of some other
enemies of W. J. Bryan and traitors to
the democratic party who are masquerading
i In false garments. We represent the real
democracy of Illinois and we expect to win.
We shall take our caso before the national
committee, but If denied Justice there, we
shall not stop. We will carry It to the
committee on credentials and If neceasury
to the floor of the convention Itself."
DEMOCRATS MAY FIRE CANNON
President Roosevelt Gives Permis
sion for Use of Battery.
OYSTER BAY, July 4.-President Roose
velt has given permission for a national
saluts of forty-six guns to be fired from
the Washington monument grounds In
Washington on the evening of the nomina
tion at Denver of the candidate who will
lead the democratic party In tha coming
campaign. Democrats of Waahlngton made
application to Colonel Charles Bromwell,
superintendent of publio buildings and
grounds, for permission to fir tha salute.
The superintendent referred the request
to tha rekldent. and today the letter from
here was received at Washington. 1b which
President Roosevelt announced his willing
ness to allow the Washington denuicrats
to Clap'ay their leasure in any ir.aiu sr
COOK COUNTY ANTI-SULLIVAN
Chicago Democracy Crowd Sayi Roge
C. it Not for Bryan.
GAS BOSS JUST FOOLIN' W. J.
Tralsload of Bryan Adherents Make
the Blsr folne In Omaha
on Their Way to
"Rardless of statements made by Roger
C Sullivan or what he may have led Mi
Bryan to think, we refuse to believe tha
Sullivan and his crowd are for Bryan or
that the relations have changed between
Sullivan and the man whom the democrats
will nominate for president at Denver."
When HO members of the Cook County
Democracy arrived In Omaha Saturday
morning nrjd Robert Burke, recording sec
retary of the organisation, commonly
known aa the "Dick" Croker of Chicago,
made the statement regarding Mr. Bryan's
repudiated frlendi It was evident thst the
train on which the distinguished democrats
were traveling Is really an arvtl-Sulllvan
"Bryan Boosters Sullivan Knockers,"
could have been engraved In big gilt Oothlc
letters on tho extravagant badges worn
by the Cook county organisation, as this
was the sentiment expressed by every
member who was allowed to talk.
But "Dick Croker" Burke was the offi
cial spokesman, Judge William Prertss.
chairman of the Cook County Democracy
delegation to the national convention, hav
ing preceded the party and gone to Lincoln
for a close talk with Mr. Bryan.
President Daniel J. McMahon, president
of the Cook County Democracy;, Marshall
Mllrs Devlne, ex-city attorney of Chicago,
and others In the party referred Inquirers
to Mr. Burke, as did also A. L. Shiftman,
advance agent of the delegation.
Mr. Burke was ready and told all the
story of the two delegations from Cook
county, which comprises twenty of the Illi
nois delegates to the national convention.
Sullltan Men Jnst 'Foolln.M
"We refuse to believe that Roger Sullivan
and his friends are true supporters of Mr.
Bryan and God only knows who they will
support at Denver In the event they are
seated," said "Bobby" Burke. "Eighteen
Of the twer.ty Sullivan delegates from Cook
county are absolutely opposed to Mr. Bryan,
though the twenty pretend to be Instructed
for Mr. Bryan. As a result of the hostile
attitude of Sullivan and their disregard for
the new primary laws of Illinois, we expect
to beat Sullivan on the floor of the con
vention at Denver and seat the delegates
traveling with us as the legitimate dele
gates from the ten congressional districts
of Cook county. ' The delegates who are
with us are members of the Cook County
Democracy, the democracy organized
twenty-six years ago, and which has been
for Bryan since he entered public life as
the democratic candidate for president In
"The story of Bryan and Sullivan la too
well known to need repetition. The high
handed way In which the Sullivan crowd
called democratic county conventions all
over the state and then the state conven
tion at Springfield, Is a matter of record
which will mean that Sullivan will lose at
Denver. That the Sullivan crowd knew
they were wrong when they called the con
vention at Springfield Is shown by the fact
that they had a numbei of state officers to
nominate at the same time delegates were
selected for the national convention at
Denver, but the convention adjourned with
out placing" these officer In-nomination.
well knowing that such nominations would
have been Irregular. Tliey named their
delegates to Denver and they were Just
as Irregularly named as the candidates for
office would have been had the convention
Members of the' County Democracy said
the contest over tha twenty delegates from
Cook county would be the "big fight" of
tha Denver convention.
Hut See Bryan First.
"But. still, we cannot tell how it will be
settled," remarked one of the party. "Wo
cannot tell until after we talk with Mr.
Bryan at Falrvlew this afternoon."
Everything went to Indicate that when
the Cook County Democracy hears Mr.
Bryan express his pleasure on the matter
of the two delegations, the old democratic
club will abide by his decision. In the
event Mr. Bryan wants to take Roger
Sullivan tn his arms and accept him as hi
friend and supporter, even though 110
members of the old democracy warn him
of the probability of treachery, and sus
pect Sullivan and all his delegates. It
seemed to be the opinion of tho Cook
County Democracy that they would accept
the decision of the peerless one.
Tha County Democracy arrived in Omaha
at 7 o'clock Saturday morning in a special
train over the Burlington, which made np
one hour during the night and brought the
party tn an hour earlier than they had
planned. From 7 o'clock In the morning
until the party left for Falrvlew and Lin
coln to meet Mr. Bryan the Dahlman
Democracy, Elks and Eagles club kept
open house for their guest a.
Led by the County Democracy band under
Charl a S. H irn, a famous bandmaster, tha
old e'e-vocratic organisation paraded from
the Burlingt' n station through the bjs ness
streets of Omaha and returned to the Pax
ton hotel shortly after 8 o'clock, whera
breukrmt was served.
Good Fourth of Jaly Crowd.
It was en Imposing line of men and the
most attractive Fourtli of July feature of
the day in Omaha. Each member of tha
delegation wore full Prince Albert dress,
silk hats, white gloves and carried on long
black sta fs M.k flags about fourteen inches
long. The band has the largest bass drum
In the United States and two valuta of the
dt legation carried the tig noise maker be
tween an American flag and the official
banner cf the organization.'
Miles Devine, marshal of the democracy
on the present trip, led the line of march,
with Dun Butler, Louis J. Piattl and Tom
Fl.vnn as an escort. Up Fa mam street to
Fourteenth, turning north on Fourteenth
and then west on Douglas, the long line
of flags and cilk hats eased between side
walks filled with early morning celebrators
to Sixteenth street, then south to Farnain
and ea.U to tho Puxton hotel earner. Shouts
for "I'rjan" were heard from many win
dows snd they got a response from the
long line of "true soldiers" marching under
the Bryan banners. Such a company at
pick d men never marched forth to do
battle In any cause, was the impression
gained by the spectators, and Roger Sulli
van and his "Cook County Marching Club"
will have to be a well p eked body to equal
in appearance the members of the Cook
county democracy delegation which spent
tha morning in Omaha yesterday.
Dshlmss for Governor.
The Dahlman democrats by tha acora
m'ng'.ed with the guests, wearing two long
white ribbons. One said, "Reception Com
mittee of the Dahlman Democracy," and
the other which wa much larger said,
"DAHLMAN FOR GOVERNOR."
Extravagant In every other way. tha
Cook County Democracy distributed a
"souvenir" book of fifty pages which con
tains the portraits of almost evciy dis
tinguished democrat In tha ranks except
Roger Sullivan and lilnky-Dlok Uo
Ketina. Opening with a llfe-slsa portrait
of William Jeuulugn liryttn. tha kaJlr?
of democratic stars contains a Kplsqdld
likeness of "Our Jim." mayor of Omaha,
wearing citizens' cloiheo; a half-lone of
"Hon. John A Johnson." governor of
Minnesota; "linn" Adlnl II Ste en'.on ef
Illinois. WlllUm J. Stone of MI-ouil,
Norman E. Mick of New York, Daniel J.
Campau of Michigan. Clark Howell of At
lanta. T. E. Rynn of Wisconsin. Millard
F. Dunlap of Illlnolx; David . K"t-e.
mayor of Milwaukee; F. W. Brown, mayor
of Lincoln. Neb., and then to finish off
the gallery an cnaravlrg eoinpnny 'jim
a full page advertisement and )rrents
a portrait of William Howard Taft. repub
lican candidate for pievldent.
"We're' the business men of Cook
county." suld A. L. Shiftman, explaining
the booklet and the list of names pub
lished therein. "The politicians are com
ing on tomorrow and Hlnky-DluK Me
Kenna will be along."
DEMOCRATS POUR INTO WEST
(Continued from First Page.)
ter of the party history which ttlcy arc
trying to forget.
"New Tork wants to be let alone," said
Mr. Murphy. "We will settle our own dif
ficulties without trouble. We have not
made up our minds on' this vice presidential
question, but the candidate will be a New
Yorker and it won't be Chanler."
Along with tons of other literature and
thousands of bottles, all over the pint size,
which were thrown from the Tammany
trains, a book Of 125 pages was generously
distributed. It bears the title, "Why Pay
Tribute," and Is an unfolding of a plan by
John W. Batdorf to limit incomes and tell
the democrats Just what tho essence of Jef
fersonlanlsm really is.
MAINE IS FOR JOHN JOHNSON
Eleven Ont of Twelve Delearates Can
not See Anything? to Brynn.
Maine and Michigan delegations arrived
over the Ncr:hw stern, snd the N?w Hamp
shire delegation over the Milwaukee roads
In special trains Sunday afternoon, en
route to Denver. Michigan and New
Hampshire are for Bryan, but Maine, with
the exception of one man, Is for Johnson.
"We have twelve votes In the convention
and eleven of them will be cast for the
governor of Minnesota," said Dr. E. L.
Jones, chairman of the Maine delegation.
"We can see little that la favorable In your
Nebraskan, but everything Is for Johnson
and he Is the coming man of the hour.
We would like to cast our solid vsne for
him and we may yet."
In the Maine delegation was M. P. Frank,
sheriff of a county and the only democratic
office holder In the state. Samuel Gould,
candidate for governor two years ago, was
also In the party.
Michigan came In with a candidate for
vice president, as haa been the case with
most of the delegations, and with three
"also rsns." democrats who have striven
to be elected governor of the state. F. F.
Ingram Is Michigan's vice presidential can
didate, but he would aay nothing regarding
his candidacy. The three would-bo gov
ernors were: Wellington P. Burtt, who
ran tn 1896; John F. Bible, who looks like
Bryan, who ran In 1904; and C. H. Klm
merle, who ran for the office two years
ago. James Scully, railroad commissioner,
and tpe only democratic office holder In the
state, E. O. Wood and W. F. McKnlght. op
posing candidates for the position of na
tional committeeman, and P. C. Baker of
the Detroit News, were others In the party
"With the exception of one delegate, the
.Michigan delegation Is for a strong anti
injunction plank," said Mr. McKnlght, who
was chairman of the Michigan delegation
to the Chicago convention of '96, and who
prides . himself on the fact that Michigan
was tpo first northern state to vote for
the nomination of Bryan.
New Hampshire's delegation Is not In
structed, but members of the party stated
that their sixteen votes will be cast for the
Nebraskan. Eugene E. Reed, mayor of
Manchester, national committeeman and
state chairman, says New Hampshire has
no candidate for vice president, but Is for
either Lieutenant Oovernor Chandler of
New York or Governor Johnson of Minne
sota for second place. Mayor Michael J.
White of Dover, Alderman Laravler of
Manchester and R. D. Preston of tho
Wooster Telegrarrt were members of the
BRYAN ON THE FIRST BALLOT
Charles Bryan Still Adheres to
Flsjnrea Ha Announced.
DENVER, Colo., July 4. "William J.
Bryan on the first ballot."
Thia announcement was made today by
Charles W. Bryan, a brother of the leading
presidential candidate on the democratic
ticket, simultaneously with the formal
opening of the Bryan headquarters In the
Brown Palace hotel today. Mr. Bryan ar
rived In the city from Lincoln this morn
ing and Immediately assumed charge of his
brother's Interests.. He soon made It known
that hla original estimate of 807 votes on
the first ballot for his brother would stand.
"Those figures are based on telegrams and
letters from instructed delegstes and those
who ara favorable to -my brother," said
Mr. Bryan. "I am not counting on any
of them breaking away."
Boon after the headquarters were opened,
they began to be the center of Interest
among the party leaders and delegates now
here. Mr. Bryan haa been Indefatigable
with his brother's candidacy. During the
past year he has handled over 400,000 letters
and telegrams addressed to his brother,
and for tha last several weeks haa made
all the arrangements for the visits of tha
various delegations and- party leaders to
Lincoln. It is said of- him that he met
all Incoming trains and personally took
charge of every visitor having business
with his brother.
Another prominent Nebraskan to arrive
was Gilbert M.. Hitchcock of Omaha. "Wa
do not bring the platform with us." said
Mr. Hitchcock, "but we ara satisfied that
the declaration of principle will follow the
lines ot the Nebraska resolutions."
KERN WANTS TO BB SENATOR
Stat Polities Playa Part fn Attltnde
f Indiana Democrats.
DENVER, Colo., July 4. The vice presi
dential situation with reference to John
W. Kern of Indiana Is not unmixed with
complications which are gradually com
ing to the surface through members of the
Indiana delegation now on tha ground.
Tho delegation from tho Hoosler state will
hold Its first meeting tomorrow afternoon,
at which th matter of officially putting
forward tha Indiana man for the vice pres
idency will be seriously considered and
probably decided. Other features of In
diana politic! are expected to appear at
that time which may affect Mr. Kern's
Prominent democrats in th Indiana dele
gation have expressed themselves as con
fident that whatever may be the Issue In
th presidential race In Indiana thia fall,
th atate la certain to be carried by th
democrats for th state ticket. Including
tba legislature, which will elect a succes
sor to Senator Hemenway. There ar
aeveral Indiana democrat who have their
eyes fixed on tha aenatorlal toga In th
vent of th eorrectne of thia election
surmise. On of th members of th dele
gation now In Denver la aald to be look
ing forward to thle contingency with con
It Is said to be th feeling of these
asplr.iita Uiht If Kern should be nom
inated for vie president and th dmo-
crntlc rational ticket should be defeated
that it would ii',;e Kern the logical can
didate for nna'or from Indiana. The pirs
tie ghen ; ! .i !.y f' n .liin.itlon for tha
viir pi f r ilvi:, y umiM t Insurmountabl)
for h'n co:-r -c itio-.-s ;n the senatorial race.
It is i". nr. d. tle-H ", these particular In
dinnans lire not ii. e :it Kern's nomination
for second place wiih all of tn Zeal that
might o!h ril: e c!u: at terlr.e their support.
According to thce r ports, Kern hlm
lf Is fvl'y alle to the situation, and la
ald to prefer the srncte to the vice pres
idency. He has already publicly stated
that lie will make i.o effort to secure the
vice presidential nomination, and it Is said
he may finally decide to hot allow tha
use of his name In that connection, but
on the other hand to place himself In th
best position to succeed Senator Hemen
wny in the event of a democratic legisla
ture. Governor R. B. Glenn of North Carolina,
who arrived rarly today, Mgnnllred his
coming by putting a quietus on tho vice
president lal boom which hns been started
In his behalf.
"I do not believe It would be In tho In
terest of the ticket to have a southern
man on it." he sild, "and shall not per
mit my name to bo presented. Our dele
gation is steadfast for Bryan, and believ
ing he will be nominated and elected, t
shall not place any stumbling block In tho
way of his success."
The withdrawcl of Oovernor Glenn leave
the south unrepresented In the vice pres
INDIANA Willi PRESENT KEIt
Delegation DlsreaariU Ills Rejection)
of Second Place Offer.
Notwithstanding the positive assertions o
John W. Kern of Indiana that he will not
bo a candidate for vice president under any
consideration, the Indiana delegation, l.'d
strong, went through Omaha Sunday morn.
Ing enroute to Denver with the avowed
Intention of placing hia name beforo tha
convention for tho nomination for the sec
ond place on the ticket.
This resolution wus adopted by the dele
gallon, composed largely of members ol
the Indiana Democratic club:,
Believing In the Integrity of John W.
Kern and confident In the belief that tli
fight this year must be made In the raid
die west, Indiana hereby pledges Its un
divided support fur Mr. Kern for vice prrnN
dent and also pledges to vote for him,
first, last and all tho time, with nu second
Tom Marshall, democratic candidate for
governor of Indiana and oneot the leaders
of the party, after reading the resolution,
added the Information that If Mr. Kern's
health would not permit of his taking th
nominatllon, then Indiana would be for
John Mitchell of Illinois.
The Indiana special arrived over iho Rock
Island at 1:10 with a number of prominent
men on board, among who were the fol
lowing. John E. llollett, president of tha
Democratic club; W. C. Smith, city attor
ney of Indianapolis; W. II. Blodgett of th
Indianapolis News, and Jacob Duennagel
and Frank Boos, representatives.
NORTH DAKOTA NOT FOR JOHNSON
State Still for Bryan Despite Its
Proximity to Mlnneaotn.
North Dakota was one of the smaller dele
gations which passed through Omaha, Sun
day morning. The delegates occupied a
special car, which came In over the llllnoiii
Central and left at It) o'clock for Lincoln
over the Burlington. Eight delegates and
their wives made up the party and they
all worn Bryan badges.
"Even though our stato Joins Minnesota,
North Dakota is not for Johnson," sail
Colonel M. A. Hlidreth. "Bryin still look
good to us, and we are going to Denver
to nominate him for the third tlrmf, fand the
third trial always win out, you know."
MAYOR JIM CALLS FOR ROGERS
No One Appenrs to Know What tho
George Rogers, district delegate to the
convention, and Charles II Fanning, lu't
Saturday afternoon for Denver, summoned
by a telegram from Mayor Dahlman to
come at once to attend some conference.
The democrats are at a loss to know what
Is the trouble, but Rogers ond Fannin
promised to telegraph the faithful today
and set their minds at rent. Councilman
G. F. Brucker and John Drexel expect to
leavo today for the convention cly.
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A PAIR OF FREAKISH WILLS
Emptied Whisky Jugs for a Moan
sirsl and n Bell Me
morial, On a farm near Columbia, Mo., ther
lived for many years a hermit farmer,
Jame W. Turner by name, who boasted
that he had drank not leas than a quart of
whisky every day for twenty years.
II owned ttfO acres ot land; hla sol com
panions were his dog and hi atock.
He died recently and afterward It was
found that his will decreed that ft monu
ment of whisky Jugs should be erected over
How the Jugs were to t obtained was
not made clear, but a search ever hla farm
disclosed an abandoned corn crib that was
almoct full of empty whisky Jugs. A busi
ness associate was found later who declared
that Turner one showed him the Jugs, an
nounced that he had emptied them all him
self and for twenty years has been saving
them for his monument. He died at th
age of 46 years.
In Waterloo, la., a woman denied her
self th necessities of life for twelve years
that ah might save and bequeath enough
money to supply the Oerman Evangelical
church with a bell. She died at th aga of
7, after extracting a promts from tho
church trustee that they would not reveal
By refraining from eating eggs, meat arid
relishes, th unnamed heroin saved 1300 In
twelve yaara, Th bell which her aavlngi
procured now hangs In th church tower.
Bather Drowned in Strain Daksta.
PIERRE, a D., July 1 8pctai Tele
gram.) Percy Drleblng. a young man liv
ing on a homestead with his father and
suiter near Hayes, In Stanley county, was
drowned In a dam this morning while bath
Ing. No particulars have been learned hr
further than that of the death. Th fam
ily cam her from Davenport, la.
Lore of the Onn.
"William," said the head of th firm,
looking at his watch, "I have business out
of town this sfternoon. and may be de
tained several hours. If anybody should
"Ther ain't no hall game today, Mr.
Spotcaah," interruped the office boy..
"1 said nothing about ball games. Wil
liam," said his employer, eying him sternly.
"However, my business is such that it ran
wait until some other day. That will be
all Just now. William." Chicago Tribune.
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