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VOL. XXXVIII NO. 17.
OMAHA, WEDNESDAY MORNING, JULY 8, 100S TEN FAGES.
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
JIMS REACH DENVER
Tired, but Enthusiastic, Omaha Men
Beach Convention City.
DAHLMAN BADGES IN EVIDENCE
Put in the Say Boosting the Mayor's
WAITC&Q FOB TIP FROM FAIR VIEW
Eebraakans Do Not Yet Know Who
They Favor for Vice President.
HOSE WETMORE HAS AN IDEA
mporn to Have the Entln Conven
tion Tom to Lincoln and Make
Call oa tha Presidential
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
DENVER. July 7. (Special Telegram.)
The Dnlimsn democracy train arrived at
S o'clock thla mom in a carrying 300 tir
boosters for Bryan and Dahlman. Half
of the members of tha parly were picked
up at towns through tha state.
Every man of the party wore a ' Dahlrran
for Governor." badge and a demonstration
was made In tha hotels and on the streets
The Nebraska traveling men's Bryan
club, 100 strong, arrived at noon. So far as
Nebrssksns sre concerned, there Is little
doing to Indicate an Interest In anything
but the Dahlman boom. The rest of the
convention work has been Uld out for
Tha delegation has expressed no pref
erence for the vice president, but Is waiting
for instructions from Falrvlew.
Platform to tha Fore.
Appointment of the credentials committee
today will bring the platform question
definitely to the fore this afternoon, and
Interest la Increasing hourly In the declara
tion which Is likely to be made on the sub
ject of Injunctions and court orders In
labor controversies. There Is no end to the
gossip on the suhject and tentative planks
are of almost hourly production from this
source and that.
The real work Is l.elng done by an In
formal commll'cc headed by Oovernor
Haskell of Oklahoma, who Is to be chosen
chairman of the committee on resolutions.
It Is expected that when the committee on
resolutions at Inst gets formally at work
upon the platform there will be conferences
by telephone with Mr. Aryan at his home
In Lincoln. Nob., and that there will be no
real difficulty in arriving at a consensus
as satisfactory as a compromise ever can
be to all tunics in Interest.
There Is no doubt that Mr. Bryan's views
have tliesdy beer, made plain to those who
have vlnCrd him to discuss the subject.
Other planks gslore have been submitted
to Governor Ilnskell and his conferees by
various people and Interests, and- these and
still others will be submitted to the resolu
tions committee when appointed.
Lead All Convention 8
Moae Wftmcrrt Idea.
Colonel Mcees Wetmore of St. Iouls,
who might be called Bryan's most Intimate
personal friend at Denver, last night made
announcement of his Idea of taking the
whole convmtlon to Lincoln to call on Mr.
Bryan Immediately after adjournment; that
Is. of course. In the event of his nomina
tion. He says he would urge all that can
possibly do so to go not only delegates and
alternates, but all others In attendance
upon the convent Ion-and he thinks thou
sands would fro. Colonel Wetmore talked
with Senator Stone f Missouri, Oovernor
Haskell of Oklairtrp. Mayor Brown of
Lincoln and many . "ml says he met
with nothing but ap;; 1 val of his plan,
Denver rolled up nn ' i.iit away the cur
tain of leaden gi.iy ci m Is which yester
day and tha night before obscured the sky,
and when the convention crowd swoke this
morning It was to find a, perfect Colorado
summer day installed; never a cloud speck
from the horison In the east to where tha
sky-piercing mountain chain ahuta off the
west, and the sun came out In all Its
glory. To the perfection of Denver's human
arrangements for the opening of the con
vention, the weather added a cloudless
morning and a bright promise of more to
come. W. H. H.
Hepuhllrnn State Committee Strings
One la Street.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN. Neb., July 7.-Speclal Tele
grain. ) Across O street between Twelfth
and Thirteenth streets this morning there
was swung to the breese an Immense Taft
banner. Inscribed over the picture of the
republican candidate are these words: "Ne
braska for Taft." On the reverse side of
the banner are pictures of Taft and Sher
man under the worda "Our Choice."
The banner la the most artistic ever flown
to the brrexe In this city and It has stirred
up the democrats to the fighting point
Acting under pressure from the business
men who hoped to make money out of visit
ing Bryan delegates, officials of the Com
mercial club have proclaimed against the
action of the republican committee. While
the Lincoln papers, of course, will notice
the sctlon, the Stsr having already done
so, It Is expected the opposition of the Com
mercial club and the business men will
be short lived because it baa been tipped
off to them that the republican state head
quarters could very easily be moved to
some city where political candidates are
not flaunted as business assets.
When It Is decided whether more money
is to be msde out of Mr. Bryan than out
of the visitors to republican headquarters
and from support of republican legislatures,
then the course to be pursued by some of
the kickers can be foretold.
President Rose of the Taft club will
Issue his list of committees today that
have been appointed to make arrangements
for a big Taft ratification meeting, these
committees to act In conjunction with
committees from other counties.
It Is the opinion of Chairman Hayward
of the republican committee that the op
position to the Taft banner comes from
those democrats and republicans who
would vote for Bryan anyhow, but whoever
the kicks come from, he says, he Intends
to conduct a campaign for the election of
Mr. Taft. regardless of what some of the
people of Lincoln say.
At Falrvlew It la a waiting game on the
part of Mr. Bryan, and there were very
few callers today.
Bell Beaches Denver Ob Time.
DENVER, July T.-The Rock Island train
bearing Temporary Chairman Theodore A.
Bell arrived at Denver at I a. m. today.
After his arrival Mr. Bell waa Immedi
ately driven to the Brown Palace hotel,
where he want lute conference wtth Charles
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TIE BCD AT SXITVSB
Tha Bee will be represented at Den
ver by W. K. Banter of Its editorial
Political developments at Tairvlew
will be covered by H. H. Phil pott.
The Bee'a regular staff correspondent
Beadere of The Bee will thus be In
sured the most readable and newsy
accounts of the democratto national
convention, supplemented by the regu
lar Associated Press reports.
The first session of the democratic na
tional convention Is held at Denver at
which Theodore A. Bell, temporary chair
man, makes the opening address. Resolu
tions of respect to Drover Cleveland are
adopted. Introduced by I. J. Dunn of
Omaha, and seconded by Judge Alton B.
Parker of New York. Page 1
Bryan puts in a busy day at Tairvlew
answering letters and telegrams. Few
visitors call. Page 1
Description of the Auditorium at Den
ver where the convention Is being held.
Northern Pacific shopmen are going
back to work In the northwest. Page 1
The spreading of a banner In favor of
Toft by the Nebraska republican commit
tee In the streets of Lincoln has created
a storm of comment. Page 3
Richard Home, who was sentenced to an
a.'yium In Missouri on a murder charge,
has been released. Page 1
President Roosevelt examines the Peary
Arctic expedition vessel. Page 1
American battleship fleet sets sail for
Honolulu as the first destination on its
Pacific voyage. The battleship, Nebraska,
Is detained three days in quarantine be
cause of an outbreak of scarlet fever
aboard. Page 1
Many deaths are reported ' from heat
in New York and other eastern cities.
The flood In Otoe county resulted in
heavy loss of property besides many lives.
Reports of the American Railway asso
ciation shows fewer Idle cars In the
United States. Page 1
Secretary Garfield returns from
cruise to Honolulu. Page 1
Mrs. Kate Hangarter of Norfolk was
burned to death while lighting a fire with
kerosene. Page 3
The final dismissal of the Powers case
Is recorded at Frankfort. Page 1
Marriage of Frlnce Helte de Sagan and
Mme. Gould takes place In London.
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Live stock markets. Page 7
Grain markets. Page 7
Stocks and bonds. Page 7
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LEADERS REACH HOT SPRINGS
Judge Taft Confers with Prominent
Republicans on Campaign,
HOT SPRINGS. Va.. July 7.-Judga Wll
llam H. Taft spent today In political con
ferences and sport on the golf links. Sena
tor Hemenway of Indiana, who reached
here on the midnight train and talked
matters over with Representative Burton
of Ohio, conferred with Judge Taft con
cerning the chairmanship of the national
republican committee and conditions In
Indiana generally today. Mr. Hemenway's
name has been mentioned In connection
with, the chairmanship, particularly as rep
resenting the Fairbanks wing of the party
He knows Indiana thoroughly, and his
Judgment as to conditions in that state will
be given the utmost weight.
'Representative Watson of Indiana, Secre
tary of State Thompson of Indiana and
Powell Clayton, a member of the executive
committee of the republican national com
mlttee, arrived here today to consult with
Judge Taft regarding the chairmanship of
the republican national committee.
BODIES FOUND AT LINCOLN
Coroner Believes Death 1. 1st Will Be
Hlaher Than nt First Es
timated. LINCOLN, July 7. Ttiree bodies were re
covered today as the floods receded. They
were those of John Nelson, a milkman.
and William and John A. Amen, the latter
two aged respectively 14 and 19 years. At
least two other children are known to have
lost their Uvea, but their names are not
known. Following a house-to-house search
today the coroner says he beiievee several
others were drowned, placing the list as
high as twelve. He has begun to drag the
Salt creek bottoms In the hope of being
able to find the bodies of other victims.
The railroad congestion was partially re
lieved today and the Burlington and Mis
souri Padflo are now moving trains In
and out of the chy by de touring them out
of the usual course. The first mails to
reach the city for two days were received
at noon, when the Missouri Pat trio brought
In several carload.
Vsr i ? 'itr-'
MANY DEATHS FROM HEAT
Feople of East Suffer from High Tern
perature and Humidity.
TWENTY-ONE DEAD IN NEW YORK
Day's Record In Metropolis Promises
to Be Repeated Conditions Are
General Alonj the At
la ii tic Coast.
NEW YORK, July 7. After a breathless,
sweltering night during which many of
New York's millions tossed on sleepless
couches or lay In parks or on fire escapes,
or even In the open streets, the sun came
up this morning with promise of even
greater discomfort In store. As early at
t o'clock the streets were blistering hot and
not a breath of air waa moving. Ther-
jj j mometera on the street level registered 81
M docrrees at that hojr, with a constant up
fil , ward movement. It was not until two
5: hours later that tho weather buresu ther-
momeier reacnea me eignty mars, moving.
upward by slow degrees, but from thai
time on the movement was more rapid.
At I o'clock the weather man reported
84 degrees, but In the meantime the hu
midity had fallen from 78 to 73.
When the early morning list of victim
of the heat wave was made Jp today It
was found that twenty-one persons in the
greater city had died as a direct result of
weather conditions and thousands, not so
seriously affected, were treated at thett
home or by private physicians.
During the forenoon a man, supposed to
be George Williamson, a mechanic, shot
himself in the head in East Somervllla
park. The police recorded him as "Crazed
by the heat." He died Instantly.
Promise of temporary relief came with a
weather bureau bulletin thla afternoon. It
promised showers late this afternoon, fol
lowed by a coMer night. At 11 o'clock the
mercury stood at 91. The humidity, how
ever, had fallen to 53 degrees.
Serious In Philadelphia,.
PHILADELPHIA. Pa.. July 7.-Four
deatha and more than fifty prostrations oc
curred In this city from heat between noon
yesterday and 10 o'clock this morning. The
Intense heat which Is accompanied by
high percentage of humidity, is causing
Great discomfort. The government ther
mometer on the top of the postofflce build
ng at 10 o'clock registered 85 degrees and
street thermometors registered several de
grees higher. The humidity at the same
hour was recorded officially at 83 per cent.
Still Hot In Boston
BOSTON, Mass., July 7. The hot wave
which struck this city eight days ago, con
tlnued today after a breathless and ex
hausting night. At 10:30 o'clock the
weather bureau instruments registered 89
degrees. No deaths had been reported
since yesterday. Up to that hour three
prostrations had been reported,
PRINCE AND ANNA ARE ONE
Much Delayed Weddlnsr Finally
Takes Place In Small Lon
LONDON, July T. Madame Arma Gould
and Prince Hello De Sagan wore married
at a registry office In Henrietta street, off
Covent Garden today. A subsequent cere
mony wns conducted at the French
Protestant church on Soho Srjuare. Tho
prince and Madame Gould made a de
termlned effort to escape the crowd. They
had a large motor car waiting at the main
entrance of the hotel all the morning.
When the hour for them to leave arrived
however, the couple, accompanied by three
friends, left the hotel by a rear entrance
and, entering ordinary cabs, drove to the
back entrance of the registry office.
The civil ceremony was simple.
Madame Gould and the prince signed the
register describing themselves as had been
done In the banns published In Parts.
Armed with the registrar's certificate, the
party, again leaving the building by the
baok door, drove in cabs to the French
Protestant church, hidden away in a
corner of Soho Square.
They were escorted to the vestry and
the pastor, Rev. L. De Gremont, care
fully read the document brought from the
registry office. Having satisfied himself
of Its correctness he escorted the couple
to the altar, while Madame Ranette.
daughter of the assistant pastor of the
church, played the hymn, "Abide With
Me" on the organ. The ceremony waa
quite In keeping with the simple character
of the church, but It was rather long,
The witnesses were Baron de Montenllllat
and C. Bonchauvln. The only other per
son with the party was Prince Hr lie's
POPE PIUS IN GOOD HEALTH
K Truth In Report from Paris that
Pontiff Is Soffcrlng
HOME, July 7. There Is no truth In the
report ernanatlng in Paris that the pope
is In 111 health. Since he was elected to
his present office the pontiff has never
enjoyed better health during the summer
tlmo than he has this year. Yete:dn
morning he was In confer-nce with his
recretary of state, Csrdinal Merry Del Val,
from 6 to 8 o'clock concerning the publica
tlon of the documents ordering the reor
gi nutation of the congregations, and during
tho day he received many other visitor.
This morning, after celebrating mass, he
walked in the Vatican gardens at 7 o'clock
later Inspected a replica of the church a
Lourdes, and viewed the lions sent him by
Klnj Mrr.elik of Abyssinia. After this the
pontiff received a number of visitors. In
cluding the meter and students of a
Bohemian college. He made a short ad
dress to the students, congratulating them
upon the completion of their studies.
STEVE ADAMS' TRIAL BEGINS
Man Aerused of Assaaelnutlnsr Arthnr
Collins Fares Jury at
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo., July 7 With
the Jury completed, nine of whom are
farmers, and the opening statements of the
defense and prosecution made, taking of
testimony began here today In the trial of
Steve Adams, accused of assassinating
Arthur Collins, the mine manager, during
the strike trouble In Tellurlde several years
ago. District Judge Snackleford, sitting In
the case, granted the application of the de
fense to have the state summon Adams'
witnesses by allowing $lu0 for the purpose.
Attorney Hilton objected to the admission
of Adams' alleged confessions on which the
state's case Is based. The court permitted
reference to this confession In the prose
cutor's opening address, but withheld bis
decision as to admission of the confession
Itself to which the objection waa made by
the deftuse that It was involuntary
LANE CUT-OFJF SAVES DAY
Drillers the Chasm and Keeps Trains
Rnnnlnn- Kail nnd West During-
In the mln'l of Vice-President Mohler of
the Union Pacific there Is not the remotest
doubt as to the expediency of the Lane
cutoff, nor does Mr. Mohlef wait for fur
ther pnof to be convltjced that this short
piece of railroad, which cost over .1.0.flii
Is a paying Investment. He Is shsolutely
convinced and he thinks everybody flse
ought to be who knows anything about
what the cutoff did for the Ur4on Pacific
and other railroads durirt? the flood this
week when traffic was so seriously hamp
With enormous dememls upon It for the
three days. Saturday, Sunday and Monday,
when democrats were hurrying from the
east to Denver, the Union Pacific shot
wenty special trains and fifteen extra
sections of the regular trains and Its reg
ulars over its tracks to Denver oil passing
over the Lane cutoff without the slightest
mishap to train or passenger. In addition
to this the special or regular trains of
some of the other railroads that were
waterbound, made use of the cutoff.
One of the most significant features Is
that all the trains started and arrived at
their destination on schedule time.
Not only Union Pacific, but other rail
road men are Impressed with the results
msdo possible by the us4 of this little bit
of track only eleven miles In length, and
the Lane cutoff Is the subject of general
commendation and expressions of wonder
n local railroad circles. The automatic
block signal system which the Union Pacific
Installed long ago Is In use along the cut
FEWER IDLE CARS ON TRACKS
West Central States Lend In Resump
tion of Transportation Busi
ness Steadily Improves.
NEW YORK. July 7. The report of the
American Railway association, giving the
number of idle freight cars In the country
on June 24, shows that during the two
weeks from Juno 10 to 24. there was a
decrease of 36,720 In the number of surplus
cars. Just about one-third of this repre
sents a decrease in the number of Idle box
cars. The Improvement waa by no means
uniform the country over. In the New
England states there was an Increase In
the number of Idle cars, while the middle
western states showed substantial de
There were on June 24 a total of S13.842
Idle cars In this country and Canada oa the
roads reporting to the American Railway
association, compared with 819.667 on June
10 and with a maximum of 413,338 on April
29. The decrease reported Is the fourth
consecutive decrease In two months, or a
total reduction of 100,491 Idle freight cars.'
The resumption of mining In parts of the
bituminous coal fields, which were Idle for
most of the month of April, was the first
Important factor which operated toward
decrease In the number of idle cars,
much of them seemingly connected with 4he
crop moving requirements, has further de
creased the Idle list.
SOCIALIST NOMINEE IN JAIL
Man Sentenced on Murder Charste
Talks About Hi flare on
CARSON, Nev., July 7.-M. R. Preston
who Is serving twenty-five years' sentence
in the Nevada state prison for murder, and
who was nominated by the socialist party
at New York for president of the United
States, gave out the following Interview
from his cell today, when the telegram an
nouncing his nomination was handed to
Mm he showed no surprlso at the news.
"I am not greatly surprised at the action
taken In the matter by my party," he said
"In fact, I was aware they would recognize
me In some way or another. I am partlcu
larly well known to members of my party
and am a socialist from the ground up.
have always been a defender and expounder
of the principles of the socialist party andJ
will always continue to be one. While I
am not at liberty to make a statement
covering my nomination owing to Instruc
tions from my counsel. Judge O. N. Hilton
at the same time I am willing that my
name shall remain at the top of the ticket
as the socialist nominee for president of
the United States, I recognize the honor
conferred upon me and am proud of it,
On the other hand. If Mr. Hilton desires
that I withdraw from the nomination I
will. ask that my name be taken from the
ticket -and some other substituted.
GEIS CLEARED OF CHARGE
Man Arrested on Murder Accusation
In Philadelphia Released
PHILADELPHIA. July 7.-Frederlck
Gels. Jr.. who was arrested Sunday night
on suspicion of knowing something re
garding the murder of Dr. William H
Wilson, who died after drinking poisoned
ale, was given a hearing before a magi
irate today and held In SoOO ball for
another hearing, pending further Invest!
gatlon Into the death of his wife.. The
police have practically cleared Gels of any
connection with the death of Wllaon. When
he appeared before the magistrate today
detectives testified that In Investigating
the Wilson case they came across '.is
ptcious circumstances In connection witli
ths death of Gels' wife, who died after her
child was born. Bail was furnished for
Gels and he was relea.sed. It Is expected
that he will be exonerated of any wrong
doing In connection with the death of Mrs
Gis, who, the attending physician certified
died of natural causes. There were no
further developments In tne Wllaon caa
today. The case against Gels having
collapsed, the police are completely at sea.
PRESIDENT EXAMINES VESSEL
Exploring; Ship Roosevelt Carefully
Gone Over kr Executive at
OYSTF.R BAY. N. Y.. July 7-Presldent
Roosevelt's program for today included a
conference with the public printer, John S.
Leech, who arrived from Washington early
In the day; a business talk with Robert
Bridges of Scrlbner's, who csme at the
same time and luncheoned with the Arctic
explorer. Commander Peary, who took the
president out in the bay and ahowed him
over the exploring steamer which bears the
NORFOLK WOMAN IS BURNED
Mrs. Kate Hancarter Dies from In
juries Received While Start
NORFOLK. Neb., July 7 6iecial Tele
gram.) Mrs. Kate Hangarter was burned
to death here from a kerosene explosion.
She wss starting a fire. The woman was
literally roasted alive, ber entire body being
cooked. She survived seven hours. Her
husband U a patient In the; Insane hospital
WARSHIPS START FOR ORIENT
Start Made on Second Part of the
Journey Around the World.
FIFTEEN VESSELS IN THE LINE
rbrtiks Is Detained to Re Fomlatated
on Areonnt of Case of Scarlet
Fever, bnt Will Overtake
Others at Honolulu.
PAN FRANCISCO, July 7. The Atlantic
battleship fleet sailed et 2 o'clock this
afternoon. There were fifteen ships in the
Ir.e led by Rear Admiral Spcrry's flsg-
shlp Connecticut, the Nebraska being de-
ached today and sent to the Angel Island
quarantine station because of an outbreak
of scarlet fever aboard. It will rejoin the
fleet a tHonolulu.
There was little ceremony about the Bali
ng of the fleet.
Promptly at 2 o'clock the signal went up
on the Connecticut and anchors were
hoisted. The Connecticut slowly got under
way ar.d led the column out through Golden
Gate, and set a course southwest ward for
Honolulu, where the ships will arrive on
July IS, for a week's stay.
There were none of the exciting and
picturesque scenes that marked the coming
of the fleet to this port afte.r Its voyage
around the southern continent of America;
no gathering of the people from' distant
cities, nor of countless craft carrying thou
sands eager to shout their enthusnasm. it
was not because there was less pride In
these defenders of the nation's honor, but
two months of close contact and the almost
dally sight of the glistening ships swing
ing quietly at anchor had filled the eye
and somewhat dimmed enthuslivsm.
The fleet auxiliaries preceded the battle
ships by a week, and are now nearlng
Honolulu, where they will unload supplies
and sail away for New Zealand before the
arrival of the fleet at Honolulu. These
auxiliaries are the Panther, repair ship;
Glacier, refrigerator supply ship; Culgoa.
supply ship; AJax, collier. Relief, hospital
ship, and Yankton, tender and dispatch
Capabilities of the Fleet.
The battleships which sail today on
the longest voyage ever undertaken by such
a powerful fleet, during which they will
cromperely encircle the world, from Hamp
ton PoaOs to Hampton Roads, have a
total tcnniige of 186,' 00 tons. The fleet Is
capable of steaming an average of ten
knots an hour under any sea conditions,
and Is following an itinerary which will
bring- the. ships to Manila on October 1,
1908. The complete r ute from Manila
to Hampton Roads has not yet been defi
nitely announced, but It Is expected that
the fleet will arrive at Its ultimate' destina
tion during the latter part of February,
1!A when It will be Joined at Hampton
Roads by most of the other ships of the
Amer.ran navy then on the Atlantic coast,
and this great fleet of war vessels grc ater
even than that which gathered In San
Francisco bay on the morning of May 6,
and greater than the one that assembled
at Hampton Roads December 13 when the
present record-breaking voyage began and
where It will again be reviewed by Pres
ident Roosevelt Just prior to hla going out
The fleet is scheduled to arrive at Hon
olulu July 16. Res dents of that remote
possession of the United States have pre
pared a magnificent and fitting reception
to the officers and nun, which will be of
the nature of a reception and a belated
Fourth of July celebration comb'ne.1. It
will be the first special c ntertulnment of
the fighting men since Puget sound cities
delighted to do them honor, and piepara
tlona have been making for months at
Honolulu that no pleasing feature shall be
Visit to New Zealand.
After a ft ay of one week In Honolulu, ths
fleet will proceed to Auckland, New Zea
lan 1. It Is by special Invitation of the New
Z -aland government that the American
ships go there, and at this port the
"Yankee" tailors will receive their first
greetings from a foreign people since 1 av
Ing South America. This greeting will be
particularly cordial and the entertainment
arranged for officers and men promises to
be magnificent. The fact that this greet
ing will come at the end of the longest leg
of the voyage around the world, when the
men are worn by a stretch of seventeen
successive days out of sight of land, will
tend to make it all the more welcome.
Perhaps the greatest of all the enter
tainments to be given the men of the
fleet In any foreign city, however, will
be waiting their arrival at Sydney, the
great port of Australia, where the war
ships after leaving Auckland on August 1"
will arrive on August 20. Half a million
dollars Is the sum the government of
Australia and the people of Sydney have
appropriated for the erXertainment of the
American sailors. Varied and many are
the pleasures the Australians have planned
and placed In store for them, during the
nine days of their stay at that port. The
government will take an active part In
these entertainments, those In the official
life of the Colony vielng with private cltl
sens In efforts to display their hospitality.
A series of elaborate social functions for
the officers, and parades and excursions
and sports for the enlisted mem comprise
Melbourne and Albany are the two other
ports of Australia where the fleet will
stop, and where open-handed hospitality,
and lavish entertainment will be given the
men. Fron the port of Albany the fleet
will stesm on September 17 for Manila,
and It will arrive Ira these American waters
the last home port until Hampton Roads,
on October 1.
The reception to be accorded the fleet In
Manila will be a striking one, and the
entertainment of the officers and men
ashore will be as cordial and heartfelt, if
not as elaborate, as the receptions at
other places. The American colony In
Manila Is looking forward to the event with
fervent anticipation. A large fund has
been subscribed, and committees are at
work on the preparations.
Great Interest is felt In the fleet's visit
to Japan, Proceeding to Yokohama from
Manila, the fleet will arrive there on
October 17. Here on Ocotber 24, it will
be divided, the first squadron returning
October 81 to Manila, while socond squa
dron will steam to Amoy, China, where
It will arrive October 29. The promise la
that the welcome to be given the Ameri
cans In Yokohama will not be second In
gradousness at least, to anything met
with at any port previously touched; for
It Is upon the special Invitation of the
emperor of Japan that the fleet goes
there. Elaborate fgnctions at court, and
social affairs will be held for the officers
of the fleet.
At Amoy, China, the reception will
doubtless be the occasion of a great cele-
(Continued, oa Ttlrd tr4se.)
ANALYSIS OF STATE CONTESTS
Opponents of Bryan Comment on the
Defeat of Ills
DENVFTt. nly 7. Mayor Tom Johnson
of Cleveland wn. de feated for membership
on the national committee today at the for
nwil caucus iif the Ohio d U-Ktlnn. It al
ready had been slated that H. C. tlnrber
of Columbus was to succeed Mr. Johnson,
but the mayor of Cleveland put up a hard
fight, which lusted for an hour. The result,
however, was heavily against him. the vote
being 27 for Gcerber to 7 for Johnson.
At tl.o opening of the caucus Mr. Johnson
presented a telegram ronvcj lug to htm the
proxies of ten members of the delegation I
who have bien deiaved In ctojsing Ne- j
braska. The committee refjsed to ncce t j
the telegram and although Mr. Johnson j
endeavored to have it read Into the record
It was entirely excluded. For members of '
the committee on resolutions D. M. Grul er I
was successful over E. H. Moore, the John
son limn, by a vote of 27 to 8. Max Gold
smith defeated E. W. Hanley for member
ship on tho credentials committee by the
After the caucus had adjourned Jchnaon
made a statement In which he cla med that
if the ten delegates who ha 1 wired their
proxies to him had been present their in
fluence would have been sufficient to have
secured his re-election.
People who seek antl-Rryan Indications
and Inferences attach significance to the
fact of the defeat of two men known pe
culiarly as the friends cf Bryan Tom
Johnson of Ohio and Campau of Michigan,
and the endorsement by their states of four
whose defeat Mr. Bryan was known to
have desired Sullivan of Illinois, Guffey
of Pennsylvania. TavKnrt of Indiana and
McGraw of Wept Virginia.
The frlend3 of Mr. Bryan attach much
Importance to the fact that Ix-wls Nixon
was made chairman of the subcommittee
on the anti-Injunction plank, while Judpe
Alton B. Parker, who will be the state's
tepresentativo on the committee on resolu
tions, was given second place on the com
mittee. Mr. Nixon Is known ns a warm
friend of Mr. Bryan and his prominence
In the Tammany activities Is interpreted by
the Bryan people as an Indication that New
York In the final "show down" will sup
The importance of the leadership of New
York Is apparent In a review of figures
given out last night for the first time by
the anti-Bryan people as setting forth the
theory on which they have been working.
They claim that a timely utterance by New
York against Rryan would have rallied a
total of 349 votes IS more than enough to
prevent his having the two-thirds vote
necessary for nomination. This Is tho
strength they were counting on:
Alabama. 1; Florida, 7; Georgia, 26; Louis
iana, 18; West Virginia, 14; North Carolina,
24; Connecticut, 12; Delaware, ; Maine, 11;
Massachusetts. 12; New Hampshire. 4; Ver
mont, 8; New Jersey. 24; New York, 78;
Pennsylvania, 4R; Rhode Island, 4; Minne
sota, 22; Ohio, 12; Wisconsin, 6; Alaska, 6;
Porto Rico. . Total. 349.
New York's failure to lead the stampede
against Bryan was generally accepted last
night as fatal to the hopes of his oppo
nents, even the sanguine admitting pri
vately that it Is now too late to rally an
DISV, BUT C1ET, DAY FOR BRYAN
Few Visitors, but Plenty of Teles-ram.
FAIRVIEW. L'ncoln, Neb., July 7
There were visitors at Falrvlew t-day, but
ncne of importance in a political way. j wefl achd by the cowboy mayor. Dahl
Th a did not, however, mean that Mr. Brjan ,.. ,,,-,,..,,1 ,)(,kesman f llrvan.
waa not busy. His day began early, and
before his breskfast was completed the
hjeolal wire between h's office and D. nver
was pouring In telegrams which required
replies. Although there has been a perma
nent telegraph office established In a cot
tage In close proximity to the Bryan home,
for convention purposes a special wire was
run to his office, and at his desk, near
which the telegraph operator had been
placed, Mr. Bryan spent most of his time
until the Denver convention adjourned this
Visiting delegations and calls of person
ages h'gh In the councils of the party
during the past five days had given tho
democratic leader but little opportunity
to read his voluminous correspondence, and
much of his time today was devoted to
that duty. With his confidential stenog
rapher he went ever his mall, stopping only
to make reply to tho numerous telegrams
which were placed on his desk during the
early part of the day.
To persistent Inquiries as to whether hs
would go to the Denver convention, Mr.
Bryan stated that et present he hud no
though of doing so, and knew of no con
tingency which might arise to take him to
Denver. "You cannot tell what the future
wjll bring forth," said he, "but I know of
nothing which will take mo to the con
Mr. Fryan watched the convention bulle
tins closely and those reporting occasions
which brought forth applause from the big
Denver gathering were read with evident
satisfaction and contented smiles, but not
with looks of surprUe.
News from the convention did not ire
vmt him, however, from tak'ng a deep In
terest In the harvesting of his alfalfa crop,
and he viewed with deep concern the pros
pects of Its being garnered before another
rain should come. Patrick Ran. who de
votes his time to making the Bryan farm
productive, began mowing the alfalfa this
morning, while two other hands raked It
A "large, sweet. Juicy Guadalouoe trl-
umph" watermelm Is on Its way from The appearance of the temporary preald
Seguin, Tex., to Falrvlew. Notice of rs Ing officer. Bell, of California, was another
shipment csme in a letter from Dr. J. H.
Vuughsn of that place, who mentions eight
other admirers of Mr. Bryan who have
taken a hnnd In the development and ship-
ment of the melon. Dr. Vaughan In h's
l. a our rope that Ita flavor may be the
sne-etn-SH r.f vlcicirv, tha' lis slr.e rrav be
Illustrative of the .lemocralic vole In No!
ven, ber, an 1 that each ed may re; recent
a IT an vote !n the electoral c .11. ge.
lni wrier adds that the union
raised especially for ycj by Mr.
Madder," who Is a
gieac uumirer ot the
JOIIiSSOVS 4ME COM KH EARLY
Connecticut Yields to hive
sola Mr.a Position.
CONVENTION HALL, DENVER, July 7.
At a conference held early todsy the
.,i,.,. i ...... . . . . . . . . -
..Ullllt,. in WV urfaiu vuiru 1 0 J
to rive Place to Minnesota on th.
rail of abates fnr r,re.1 .nil., i .,,..,..,...
i nder this agree-nent Governor Johnson s
name will be presented early In the roll.
Peace Restored In Paraguay.
MONTEVILEVU. July 7.-A elispateh
rtcelved nere today from Asunselon savs
that peace has been restored In parau-iy.
Dr. Emillame Naveevlre, the former vice
president, who wss appointed president by
the vlootnrious party has assumed control
of affairs and the representatives of the
foreign powers have Interceded success.
PARKER BACKS DOWN
Sage of Esopus Seconds Dunn's Cleve
FINAL C0LLATSE OF OPPOSITION
Bryan Forces in Fnll Control of All
Parts of Machine.
Keystone State Sends Up Two Sets of
GUFFEY DEMANDS ROLL CALL
Contest la Referred to Committee on
Credentials by Viva ore Vote
Despite Strong Protest
of 11 oa..
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
DENVER. Colo., July 7. tSpeclal Tele
gram.) The final suiieiider of the an 1-
liran forces came to lay, wl en Ju Ue ; 1 oa
H. Parker of Ksopua, N. Y., blushing like
u school girl and looking alo-it as vague,
lndef nite and unc i tain as he did !n h's
pub Ic a pearane es In lWl. timidly seconded
the aloption of the Cleveland resolution
offeted by Isnutius J. Dunn of maha. The
resolutions prepaid by Judge Park, r some
days ago and publ'shed In advance con
tained a dliect Rla: In the face of W. J.
Br.van. Today Judge Parker read a sub
stitute resolution which was as taine as
dishwater and then withdrew it to second
the Dunn resolution, which was accepted
as the document framed and offered by
The tide of Hran sentiment sweepi on,
gathering force as it l roceeds. and tonight
tho chorus of "Biynn, Pryan." Is well-nigh
universal. With it Is a stendlly growing
undercurrent for the nomination of George
Gray of Delaware as vice president, and
this movement, at first Intangible, has now
assumed a deflnlteness which promises to
merge It soon with the seemingly over
whc.mlng current moving toward Bryan.
Ton ght tl.o opponents of Bryan are still
seeking to unl.e their s rength again, t h m,
with th hope of ultimately accomplishing
Taata-nrt Calls for Order.
It was a stirring rcene which spread be
fore Chairman Taggart at noon today when
with uplirted gave l he Bought to bring orce
out of th.e confused babel of sound. The
fpl- n lid nmi h'th.-ater, decorated with flats
ai d bunting, was packed to its utmost lim
its. Below In the central arena sat tha
de'egate. Just two more than ii e.'e.i
I. 000, and back of them the 1.00) alternatcj
these 2,0ji sre the real convention with
the destinies of the party In their hands.
Flanking them and sweeping around the
ha 1 were tho long lines of eager, expect
ant onlookers, rising tier on tier and gal
lery on gallery. In sol 1,1 masses, the bright
ness of the women In their gay costumes
vielng with the splendors of Old Glory,
which was hung at every hand,
Kotable (iron pa of Leaders.
Here and there among this bewildering
throng stood out the notable groups of
leaders. Immediately In front and under
the presiding offle-er's eye were ranged the
Nebraska delegation, bronzed sons of the
Well in front were the New York cohorts,
with C. F. Murphy, cold and Impenetrable,
and Judge al'rker, rather serious faced.
Fuither back Colonel Guffey was the smil
ing center of his ePnnsylvania adherents,
and near him, James eKrr, who Is strug
gling to displace Guffey and take up the
leadership. Illinois was to the Heft center,
with the rotund Roger Sullivan to the fore.
Further back Tom ojhnson, the fighting
mayor of Cleveland, moved among his ad
herents until the gaven sent lilm to his
place among the distinguished guests upon
the platform. eNar him there sat a nota
ble group, the a-encral Senator Daniel of
Virginia, a type of the old-time aoutherner,
with Tonne, the vice presidential candidate
and orator, and the tall blonde, waspy Con
gressman Sulxer of New York. With the
Vlrgtnluna could be seen Governor Swan
son; with Nevada, Oovernor Dlckerson and
Senator Newland; with Kentucky, Senator
McCreary; with Missouri, Senator Stone
and occasionally rx-Oovernor Dockery, and
the rednutable Champ Clark; with Idaho,
former Senators Dubois and Ilt-llfeld.
Minnesota, with the Johnson lieutenants,
was poorly placed In the rear, while Dela
ware, with the Gray forces, were better off
In the right foreground. Off to the left the
president's daughter, Mrs. Alice Long
worth, In fetching gown and lady gay
spanker hat with flowing plume smiled
from one of the boxes, and from another
box looked out the daughter of the Ne
braska leader, Mrs. Ruth llryan-Leavlt t.
beaming aa she awaited the naming of her
father for the presidency. On the platform,
too, were many representatives of foreign
countries, young Viscount de Chambrun of
France, M. Krupensky of Russia, Hon. H.
F. Charteres of England, and the ministers
of Argentine, Greece, Pclglum and Chile.
First Outburst of Knthuslasan,
The Initial outburst of c-nt huslasm csme
Jurt as the session was opening, when
' allken banner bearing the portrait of Bryan
j 'B displayed. Immediately there was a
I storm of wild applause which died away
! after a minute of explosive demonstration.
j signal for enthusiastic outburst. He in
j forward amid the storm of tribute,
' and sturdy, but rathe rlmmaculate for ono
! of the unterrifled, with silk-fronted Prince
Allert coat, respli-ndent with convention
! medals and watch charm, giving the ap-
pcarance of a de-corated diplomatist. In
,ron' far-carrying voice arj easy gra
tures. he delivered the opening address, a
fail hour long, with resounding passages
on the rUhting of public wrongs,
punctuated with yells as some phrase
j tickled ti e fancy of the throng. It was
; noticeable thta great upplanso came front
the delegates ut Hell's Impassioned declar.
atior.i that the writ of Injunction shall not
be turned Into an Instrument of oppres
sion. Atraln there was uproarious applause
as he arraigned "republican campaign con
tributions without a cash register."
After referring to Taft as a "bisected
and demanding "but one man
, ui the white house at a time
turned his speech Into a panegyric for
Mr. Bryan, the reference to the Nebraska
leaeler bringing forth a tumultuous demon
stration. GufTer Sft 1'noo.
The appointment of committees v. as
l ilck'y disponed of. For a moment I he
Pennsylvania row threatened to throw the
assembly lnt wild confusion. The stite
prefented two sets of officers, representing
the two contending factions. Ollle Jan.es
of Kentucky, voicing- the Bryan aeatlaicnt.
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