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THE MAN TO BEAT ROOSEVELT.
Having assembled at St. Louis on
the (th of July, the Democratic
National Convention finished np Its
work Saturday, after an all night
action. At G:40 A. M. Saturday,
- ju lgc Alton Bropks Parker, of New
t'ork, was nominated on the first
ballot. Having admitted the Phil
ippine delegates to a seat in the con
vention, tho necessary two-thirds
vote to nominate was increased from
0;:; tc Ct;7, and on the first ballot
Jiiujre Parker received C58 votes.
Before tho vote was announced,
Idaho changed her C votes to Parker
"and West Virginia followed suit with
3 morer making up the CC7 votes
neeessuly to nominate. North Caro
lina gave the nominee her solid 24
votrs. After the nomination of the
New Yorker had been assured the
convention made It unanimous.
Long before the New York Dem
ocratic Democratic State convention
met and instructed forjudge Par
ker, the Star had picked him out
fof a winner. We were first at tact
ed to his availability, in that he was
a man of lofty character, fine ability,
spotless life and clean record, and
and wben his State instructed her
delegation for him, followed by in
structed delegations from other piv
otal States, we concluded that it
was settled that Judge Parker was
tho logical candidate for the De
mocracy to name for President. We,
therefore, in season and out of soa
son, urged North Carolina "to In
struct for tho New Yorker, but
while it was not done, a Parker del-
egtion went to St. Louis and voted
solidly for hia nomination,
The Democracy has named its
strongest candidate, and we confi
ded tly believe that the American
. people will pick him out as in every
particular overtowering Roosevelt in
fit , e33 ana safety to be the Chief
Magistrate of the American Repub
The platform upon which, Judge
Parker goes before tho people is one
upon which the . Democracy of the
country ia united- Even Col. Bryan
is satisfied, and that the platform is
me produce 01 a convention, more
than two-thirds of which stood for a
return to fundamental Democracy,
it is sufficient to say that it speaks
oat unequivocally on the Issues
which deeply concern and affect the
American people at this time. The
questions are so plainly laid down
that tho voters of the United States
can decido for themselves whether
or, not they want a revision of the
trust -fostering tariff, a safe Presi
dent, and a clean government.
I ho enduring principles of the
Democratic party were sufficient up.
o" which to establish the great
American Republic and steer It safe
Ij and 8urce8sfully in war and peace.
The Democratic party had given the
world a conspicuous example of na
tion building three-quarters of a
century before the Republican party
came into existence, and the party
la ready ngain to restore to the pea
pie a ltepublican form of govern
ment instead of the White House
satrapy into which it has resolved
itself under Theodore Roosevelt.
lho past success of the Demo
cratic party in republic building and
statesmen creating entitles it to the
conLdence of all true Americans,
and with a judicially minded candi
date like Parker, learned in the sci
ence of government and recognized
authority on our Federal constitu
on -a man of eminent ability,
matchless integrity and superb char
acter-tho party can appeal to the
People of the United States 'with
confident expectation of their sup
Tho scriptures toll us. that Lot's
who juat had to look back to ob
servo how well the fire was cleaning
up Sodom, and for disobedience, the
story goes, Bhe turned to a pillar of
salt. At St. Louis there were about
jy men to one woman In the hotels,
wmcn were over-running with the
"owns attending the Democratic
uauonai convention. At the hotel
whfim it,, v.jv n n. 3.1 1
vmu i,Ufm Carolina delegates
to rnbbftr wtinn a. hatmiital
.u jj uuunr wriMii a nannnini
woman went forward to put her
name on the register.
JUDGE PABXEB WAHTS TO BE
' f HOTIFIED AT OHCK. ' a
: A dispatch from Esopua Vava that
luuntiua wmcn n&a
been traced to Judge Parker; waa
rumored around that town on
Thursday night. The gossip was
that Judge Parker " has expressed a
desire to William F. Sheehan that
in the event of his nomination the
notification shall take place at a
Yery early date within a fortnight,
if possible. It was wired also that
meanwhile he has no intention of
breaking hia silence. "
Having been from the start the
logical, candidate for the Demo
cratic nomination, not to mention
that Destiny must have whispered
something to him, "the ' Sage of
Esopus must have been confident
from the very beginning that he
waa to be the nominee for Presi
dent. He has consequently had
time to prepare what he had to say
in accepting the nomination. We
hope, therefore, that 'the notifica
tion of his nomination will be made
at once, so Judge Parker can say
something . that will inspire the
Democratic party with an enthu
siasm that wilji last from now till
election day on the 8th of next No
Gov. Hey wood, of South Carolina,
In his message to the Genral Assem
bly early in the year, spoke strongly
against lynching, declaring that he
would like to put a stop to it but he
was powerless until some measure
could bo devised that will be effec
tive in suppressing this kind of an
archy. A penitentiary big enough to
hold all the negroes all the time
might be a solution of the Governor
In New Jersey the other day a
pretty young lady had a thrilling
experience while gathering berries.
She was almost squeezed to death
by a big rattlesnake which wrapped
Itself about her knee. Where was
the garter snake that he let the
rattler get this scoop on him?
juage farter made a narrow
escape on Thursday. He goes every
morning to- the - river to take a
plunge and while in the act of
diving, a camera fiend came very
nearly getting his picture. The in-
ciaent so upset mm that he came
n a a
very nearly "speaking out"
The conspicuous example set by
the Republican party is a persistent
set of principles that always give
assurance of the open door of .hope
for monopoly and puts up the
"standing room only", sign when
competition applies for admittance.
Tho St. Louis platform enunciates
the trnth of history when it declares
that "under the principles of the
Democratic faith local self
government and national unity and
prosperity were alike established."
Of course it must be conceded in
the face of our files that The Stab
waa the original Park But,
then, some "rag" will claim that it
has been for him all along because
it kept "quiet" till the last.
The politician who expects to im
press the people that he la honest
and sincere in everything he does ia
in a position to make himself an easy
mark for lightning before the cam
paign is over.
A woman is delighted , with noth
ing less than a diamond ring,bnt man
is better satisfied with a dollar
ringwhen the dollar is coming his
Now it appears that the ant
which kills the boll Weevil bites the
colored cotton pickers also, so you
mav choose whichever norn oi tne
dilemma you prefer, Philadelphia
When candidate Fairbanks
told his neiehbors that Thomas A.
Hendricks had been "chosen by tne
American people for the Vlce-P real
dency," did he refer to 1876 or 1884
or to both? flew xoric worm.
If suicides could hand over
to mortals longing to live, and un
able, the years of life, be they few
or many, whlcn they tnrow away,
what a satisfactory arrangement is
wonld be all around I New York
The hardest blow the Presi
dent has received was delivered by
"Lnn" Pavn. who declares that he
and the President are in perfect ac
cord now, and that the President is j
the man who naa cnangea. wasn
IngtonPost. When Mr. Root waa .warning
Yale students of the perils of the
usurpation 6f authority he must
have forgotten that he advised the
President there was a "construc
tive recess" of Congress between 12
noon and 12 noon; New York
World. ' . .
Ti la estimated that strikes
have cost Colorado $23,036,000 du-
I rintr ttiA ln.Kt alxtaen weeks.
s ilb vtnfl
I wars are more costly than the kind
Russia and Japan are waging, ana.
-ill i A . . nw v. n w r n am nanii ui
be not even a remote prospect of
their ending. New York Tribune.
RECEIPTS OF GOSTOSI.
Foreign Exports for the Past
. Fiscal Year Increased Over
Four Million Dollars - .
OTHER INTERESTING FIGURES.
Statistics Show Woaderfnl Development
of Wllmlsf toa'a Shlppiaf Withia the -.
Past YesrCottoB, Naval Stores
aid Lumber thief Items.
A few days ago eomparatlve statis
tic of the postal receipt at Wilming
ton were printed In theae eolamni aa
an indication of the continued pros
perity and Industrial development of
the city. Through the courtesy of
Deputy Collector Jno. E. Taylor, a
representative of the StIb was yester
day permitted to gather from, the offi
cial records at the Custom House some
tatUtlea regarding the bualnui of the
port during the fiscal year ended on
July 1st. which, compared with pre
vious years, ire otill more gratifying
to those Interested in the growth of
th city, and the promo tion of Its
The records at the Custom House
show that 375 venels of 90 tons and over
entered and cleared at the port during
the fiscal year jait ended and that
there were 37 entries or merchandise
from abroad. One hundred aid six
documents were issued, consisting of
enrollment and license of vessel, etc.
Bat the most gratifying fact gathered
from a comparison of the figures ia that
the value of exports during the fiscal
year was $19,085,318.00, the Increase
over the preceding year being over
four million dollars. The value of ex
ports more than doubles that of Nor
folk' and more than quadruples that of
Charleston. Borne of the figures of
the present year may be interesting,
the value of exports being aa follows:
Of course the figures given above
are for exports across the sea and do
not refer to the heavy coastwise ship
ping of which no record ia kept by the
CuatomHouie authorities. To amoats
given above should also be added
$9,459, being value of 633,000 feet of
lumber shipped to Porto Rico during
thelfiscal year. The number of bales
of cotton was 314,607; rosin, 69,903
barrels; 6,391,000 feet of lumber, and
The receipts from importation, ton
nage lax, etc, increased nearly one
hundred per cent, over the previous
fiscal year. In fact, the business of
the port has been gaining steadily
since Wilmington was put on the
same footing with New York, Boston,
Charleston and other porta of entry ly
Congressman John D. Bellamy's bill
which passed about two year's ago.
Handsome New Buinesr Bnlftlnf.
It Is announced that Messrs. Hall &
Pearsall, Incorporated.will In the near
future erect a handsome, two-story,
brick building on their property on the
wharf, near the Waterland Depot.
Arrangements are already under way
for the new storehouse. It Is learned
that the firm will move its offices and
salesrooms to the new building from
Its present quarters on Nutt street..
The change will give Messrs. Hall Jc
Pearsall the advantage of being near
their extensive warehouse! on the
water front as well as providing larger
and more adequate storage facilities.
Sailors ia Trouble.
Two sailors from the New York
steamer were before the Mayor yester
day at noon charged with drunken
ness and disorderly conduct at Front
and Orange streets Friday midnight.
They were arrested by Policeman J.
J. Johnson and each was fined $5 and
costs. Martin Nelson, one of the num
ber, paid the fine and sailed aboard
the steamer yesterday afternoon, but
Harry Harrelson, the other, will pro
bably have to go to the roads in de
fault of payment of the amount taxed
For Steallac n Bicycle.
.'Herbert Hines, a -colored boy of 12
or 13 years, is held at the police sta
tion for satisfactory explanation of
how he became owner of a bicjele
stolen from Alfred Ltnqulst, a tele
graph messenger, about two weeks
ago. The boy's mother says she
bought the wheel for her sou from a
Burgaw negro at Scott's Hill some
time ago. She la making an effort to
establish that fact with a view of hav
ing the boy released.
DR. E. A. ALDERMAN
Announces That He Accepts the Presi
dency of University of Virginia.
, , Bv Telegraph to the Horning Star.
Richmond, Va.: July 7. Dr. E. A.
Alderman, of Tulane University, has
accepted the Presidency of the Unl
waf tv of Vircinia.
Dr. Alderman to-day telegraphed to
Daniel Herman, of Charlottesville, a
member of the board of visitors of the
University of Virginia : - "I accept Iher
presidency of the University or Vir
ginia, and will give my best labors to
it." ; - .r-- - - ' t
rr Alderman is In New York, and
on account of Mrs. - Alderman's III
health he and bis wife will spend aev
eral weeks in the .mountains before
Dr. Alderman comes to the Univer
it nf Vlrrinla on Aneust 15tb. one
month before the session opens, to be
gin his executive duty.
WILMINGTON, N. C, FRIDAY, JULY 15, 1904.
DROWNED BOY'S BODY RECOVERED.
Remains of Forrest Chsdwlck Poind Five
' Miles Above the City Fnnersl. r
The body of young Forrest Chad
wick, the 12 year-old son of Policeman
E. R. Chad wick, who was drowned
Friday while ia bathlncr with a com
panion sear the Hilton - lumber mill.
was discovered floating In the river
Saturdsy morning by a colored fish
erman near "Rat Island," five miles
above Wilmington in the Northeast
river. The body of the little fellow,
although. In the water comparatively
a short time, was rather badly decom
posed, making It necessary to conduct
the funeral and interment at oncs
Upon the discovery of the body the
negro came to Wilmington and re
ported the find. Mr.' James Chadwlck,
an uncle of the boy, went up the river
and brought the body to the city at
Funeral aervlcei oyer the remains
wervbeld at a o'clock In the afternoon
from the -family residence by Rev. J.
T.- Vipperman and the Interment was
in Belleyue cemetery. Eight young
companion's of the unfortunate boy
acted as pall-bearers. :
MR. WILLIAMSON'S FATHER DEAD.
Well Known Physician nad Retired Cotton
Mill Msnnfactirer of Graham, V. f.
A telegram received In the city Sat
urday morning announced the death
of D. John L. Williamson at hia
home In Graham, N. a Dr. Wil
liamson waa the father of Mr. J.
Walter Williamson, secretary and
treasurer of the Dalgado Cotton Mills
of this city, and a gentleman highly
esteemed by all who knew him. Mr.
Walter Williamson left Saturday
afternoon for Graham to attend the
Dr. Williamson was about 80 years
old and waa twice married, bis second
wife being Miss Fannie Holt, daugh
ter of the late Edwin M. Holt Before
his retirement a 'few years ago on ac
count of age Dr. Williamson was a
prominent physician and cotton mill
manufacturer, and was well known
all over North Carolina. He is sur
vived by - three daughters and aeven
sons, viz: Mrs J. C. Mills, of Relds
vllle; Mrs. Tobe Williamson, of Cas
well county; Mrs. J. W. Menefee, of
Greensboro, and Messrs. Benjamin,
George. Edwin H., Lawrence A., J.
Walter, Finley U and L. Banks Wil
MISHAP POR SAIUN0 PARTY.
Mr. C. D. MaHHi's Pleasure Launch Cap
sized With Party Yesierdsy.
A party of young people, nearly all
of them guest at the Beashore Hotel,
received a "good ducking" yesterday
afternoon about 5:30 o'clock as there
suit of the capsizing of Mr.O. D. Maf-
fill's yacht "Htrt Saver," in which
the j were enioying a sail up Moit's
channel in the sound, off the Seashore
Hotel and about a mile "distant there
from. A s'.iff brecza sprang up, sud
denly shifted and o?er ihe boat came.
precipitating the party in about ten
feet of water. They clung to tbe aidea
of the boat and remained perfectly
cool until Mr. A. B. Skelding and
Hiss Randolph came to their rescue
In gasoline launches. At no lime was
any member of the party in danger of
Browning, and none of them appeared
to be frightened. Capt Maffitt re
mained by his boat and, with assist
ance, finally righted her and sailed
over to the hotel pier, where he was
greeted with vociferous applause.
In the party were the Misses Rhyne,
Miss Lowe, Mr. Henry Rhyne and
Mrs. Brown Wallace, of Mt. Holly,
N. C.; Miss Snider, of Concord; Mr.
Gilbert Foard, of Wilmington, and
RE4L ESTATE TRANSFERS.
Property Which Exchanged Hands Yester
dsy by Deeds Filed for Record.
Julia A. Worth to George T. and
Addle H. Hewlett, for $3,000, property
on second, i4 reet aoutn or nun
street, 64x83 feet In size, with a perpet
ual right of way through alz root al
ley adjoining said property.
E. Fayson Wiliard and wife to Ue-
becca JU. west, for ii,30i, property on
east side of Fourth, 99 feet north of
Dock street 33x110 feet in size.
Elijah Hewlett to Mrs. Lanle Baker
uoiton. I or raw, property on uueen,
170t feet north of Sixth street. 38141
feet in sise.
Lucv Ann Taylor and Mary Foster
to Margaret Hooper, for $10 and other
considerations, property on the miton
line, near Seventh and Bladen streets,
25x83 feet In size, more or less.
D. O'Connor, commissioner, to Mal
colm McKenzle, for $3,000, property
beffinnlner at the intersection oi
Wright street and ths Cape Fear river
running to Front street.
Meet New S. a. L.. Train,
For the accommodation of passen
gers to and from the new Beaboard
trains, which will be Inaugurated to
morrow morning, the Consolidated
Railways, Light and Power Company
will put on a ear leaving Ninth and
Orange streets by way of the belt at
4:80 A. M., leaviog the junction at
4:40 A.M., and arriving at the Sea
board depot at 4:50 A. M. A special
car will connect with this train upon
arrival at Wilmington at 11:30 P. M.
First In NewCoort House.
In negotiating a real estate transac
tion, Jno. D. Bellamy, Jr., Esq., on
yesterday had an occasion to cancel
for a client the first mortgage record
ed In the new Court House some 13 or
13 years ago. Mr. John Haarwas
then register of deeds and a note of
the registration of the mortgage as the
first In the new Court House was
made. The mortgage was on real es
tate, which has recently changed
DEATH SENTENCE COMMUTED.
Rslelxh Visif ed by Terrific Storm Yester
. dsy Afternoon -Basks of the State.
Special iStar TOearanL
Raueiqb, N. G, July 8. Governor
Ay cock commutes the death .sentence
of Archie Llpscombe, colored, of Gran
ville county, to life imprisonment.
He was convicted of the murder of
Oaswell MerritL Ha bus then ia inf.
fictent doubt aa to the responsibility of
the prisoner to justify the commuta
tion. jLipscombe believed Merrmto
have conjured his wife so she would
die. -- .. .. . ; . .
This cltv wis visited this Afternoon
by a terriiie storm, which did consid
erable damage to property. Two ne
gro children In. the northeastern sec
tion of the city were killed by light
ning. Fire big oaks were blown down
In the campus of St. Uary'a school.
tub uorporatlon Commission Issues
a statement of -the condition-of the
State, private and savings banks at the
close of business June 9tb, showing
Ave private, 15 savings and 151 Btate
Daoka to bave 130,110,079. All de
posits are subject to check. : Total re
sources $29,416,680. ,.
A. SHELLEY DEAD.
Esf sfed la Homo Mission Work in Duplin
lonaty Highly Esteemed.
Special Star Correspondence.
Magnolia, N. a. July 7. Rev. N.
A. Shelley died at his home near Halls-
vilie, Wednesday, 6tb,-after a short
illness, aged about 32 years. He was
in the Home of Mission work of the
Baptist church In eastern Duplin
County and was highly esteemed and
lot ed by nls people.
Norwood Everett, colored,
charged with disorderly conduct, was
fined $10 and costs or given 30 day s on
tb roads by Justice of the Peace John
J. Furlong yesterday, the case having
been transferred from Justice Borne-
The following building permits
have been Issued : Rogers & Thomas,
two story frame dwelline for R. Y.
Leonard, on corner of Second and
Church streets. William Anderson,
three-room frame dwelling on 16lb,
bstween Dock and Orange streets.
A horso attached to a delivery
wagon of Mr. W. A. Vollers ran away
on South Front street yesterday morn
Ing during rush market hours, causing
a lot of excitement. Fortunately no
serious damage resulted.
Fayetteville Observer: "Col.
W. S. Cook Informs us that he has
not entered Into any arrangements
rilh Columbia people for the transfer
of the 'City of Fayette!!!' from the
Cape Fear to the Columbia run."
Street car No. 25, of the Con
solidated Company, ran into a delivery
wagon of W. EL Worth 8c Co., heavily
loaded with ice, at Third and Princess
streets last midnight. No serious dam
age resulted. Tne render or tne car
waa badly bent but the wagon appear
ed to be not damaged and was driven
off by the colored driver.
HOW PARKER RECEiVED
NEWS OF NOMINATION.
Was Cllmblsg Out of the Water After His
Morning Swim Declined to Mske
Any Comment on the Situation.
Br Telegraph to tne Horning Btar.
Ksopus, N.Y., July 9. The news of
Judge Parker's nomination waa given
to him at 8:50 A. M. to-day, by the
correspondent of the Associated Press,
who found him clambering out of the
water after his morning swim.
'Well, Judge, you've got it," cried
the reporter aa the athletic ngure of
the judge appeared over the bow of the
barcre rrem which he had oaen diving.
"Is that sot" replied the judge, bis
ruddy face breaking Into a cheery
smile, in which satisfaction was undis
guised. He asked for details or the
final vote, and displayed the liveliest
interest in every fact and figure, at
the same time refraining from the.
slightest comment. .
When asked it he would say any
thing on the matter of his nomination,
"No. I shall say nothing whatever
upon the subject until I am formally
notmed of my nomination.
He climbed up the steep bank to
his house, and cordially received the
srreetlngs of tbe other newspaper men.
who had been waiting there, but again
declined to make any comment upon
From 9:45 P. M. until after 6 o'clock
this morning, during the hours the
convention was In session, Judge Par
ker remained In his room, which be
left only to go to the river for his
usual swim. At the time he knew
only that there had been an all night
session of the convention and that the
balloting had begun.
There is little doubt that Judge Far
ker has been confident for many days
that he would be nominated, and
while he would not discuss this aspect
of the Question, this morning. It was
ulaln that the announcement of the
result broutrht him no surprise unless
perhaps in some detail of tbe figures
Judsre Parker devoted the first lies
ure of the morning to reaamg me
mornins Dsners. devoting close atten
tion to tbe platform. He refused to
make any comment whatever upon
the Dlatform. Afterwards he started
for a ride on horseback. Tbe Ameri
can flag was run up on the Bosemont
flagstaff to-day and nags ana hunting
appear In increasing profusion on all
buildings in uiopus. a ceienrauon
nlanned for to-night has been post
poned until next week. By that time
It Is expected the Ulster county dele-
cation will have returned from Bt,
Louis. Telegrams of congratulation
have begun to arrive,
Saliaburv Sun. July 6: Mr.
Philip Sowers, the largest landowner
in Rowan county, finished threshing
wheat yesterday and will nave about
L00O bushels from his "patch," as
Mr. Sowers names it, embracing
several acres near his home. The
yield was 40 bushels per acre on sev
Caused by Telegram Received
from Judge Parker Concern
ing Financial Question.
VIEWS ON GOLD STANDARD.
Regards It as Firmly and Irrevocably
Established Asks to Decline Nomi
nation If His View Is UnsBtls
fsctory Vice Presidency.
, ' Bj Telegraph to um omlM but.
Cobvention Hall, St. Louis, July
9. It was 5:37 o'clock when the first
sign of opening the session was made.
Chairman Clark belabored the table
with the heavy gave!,' but said noth
ing. A little later he called the con
vention to order and directed the dele
gates to take their Beats.
Representative John Sharo Wil
liams, of Mississippi, moved that nomi
nation speeches be limited to fifteen
minutes and seconding speeches to five
T. EL Ball, of Texas, offered a sub
stitute limiting the nominating
speeches to ten minutes, leaving the
times of the seconding speeches at five
minutes and limiting the number to
Mr. Williams at once withdrew his
motion la favor of the substitute,
which was adopted without dissent.
The roll of Slates waa then called
for the presentation of candidates for
Even at this time the galleries were
leu than half filled and great areas of
vacant seats were visible.
Alabama was called several times
with no response, but finally Mr. Rus
sell of that State announced that Ala
bama will give way to Illinois. '
Samuel AUcauler. of Illinois, an
nounced that Freeman B. Morris
would speak for that State. Mr. Mor
ris took the platform to name James
R. Williams, of Illinois. Cheers
greeted the mention of Mr .-Williams'
name, but they did not corns In great
measure from the delegates.
Colorado yielded to Washington.
and Chairman Clark recognized Fred
erick C. Robertson, of that State, who
spoke for ex-Senator George Turner.
Connecticut yielded to Indiana and
Delegate 8pencer, of that State, sec
onded tbe nomination of Williams, of
By this time a report that a telegram
had been received from Judge Parker
declaring his position on the financial
question had become general.
A crowd of delegates hurriedly
gathered around Sheehan, of New
York, and Tillman, of South Carolina.
Little conferences began to occur
and the orators did not receive much
attention except from the galleries and
the small fry who did not know that a
probable sensation was ripening all
Delaware cave her place in the call
to West Virginia and the chair reoog
cJxsd John D. Alderson, of that Btate,
ho placed in nomination Henry O.
Davis-nf West Virelnla.
Senator DuBois, of Idaho, seconded
the nomination of George Turner, of
David uvermyer. oi Kansas, placed
former Senator William A. Harrlsof
that State. In nomination.
As the unexciting routine of the
nominating and seconding speeches
proceeded, the storm that seemed in
evitable was gathering. Leaders
hurried to and fro with anxious
faces and the news from Esopus spread
rapidly. The floor filled with
delegates and in the Parker States
men sat with heads close together In
hispered consultation. At seven
o'clock there were signs to the Initla
ted that tbe session was going to be
dramatic in the extreme, but the
average delegate smiled and listened
to the flow of favorite son oratory all
unconscious of -the great things that
were moving In the party's heart.
The roll call of States proceeded
until Maryland was reached without
a response. For Maryland. John
Prentice Poe seconded the nomination
of Davis, of West Virginia.
Senator William E. Clark, of Mon
tana, seconded the Turner nomina
Nebraska's response was a statement
that ahe waited with Interest tho
choice of New York. New York re
quested to be passed when called on
"Uhio has no candidate," was an
nounced when the Buckeye State was
Tennessee passed the call.
The first sign of . the approaching
storm was started at just 7 o'clock.
Senator South, of Arkansas, broke in
on the roll call with a motion, that in
view of the rumors that were disturb
ing the convention a recess be taken
until 8 o'clock. His motion did not
The convention was In such an up
roar because of the Parker telegram
rumors that the latter part of the roll
call for the presentation of candidates
for vice president was inaudible.
Chairman Clark directed that, the
roll be called for announcement of the
Senator Culberson, of Texas, se
cured recognition and mounting bis
For reasons which are obvious to
all the delegates here, It seems to me
that we ought not to proceed at this
time to nominate a candidate for vice
president, and I therefore move that
tbe convention" here cries of
"Whyf "Why," Interrupted Sena
"I think the delegates understand
what I mean," he proceeded.
Chairman Clark Interjected "pro
"And I repeat," concluded Senator
Culberson, "that In the present ex!
gencles which confront the convention
It ought not to proceed to ine nomina
tion of a vice president."
"RlghM" "Right I" greeted this state
ment. "We want to know before a
candidate for vice president is nomina'
ted. who will be the candidate for prest
dent." Applause and cries of approval
opsin Interrunted tbe Senator: When
ha could be beard be made a motion
for a recan until 8 :30. The din and
excitement increased while the senator
was SDeakins and he was cordially in
vited both to "keep on" and to "sit
down." Hs motion was put by the
chairman. The vote was; in the opin
ion of most people, lost, but Chairman
Clark loudly banged his desk.deolsured
it carried and quickly left tbe platform
be'ore the convention recovered from
Tne eonfnslon. before Senator Cul
hereon rose, was Intensified greatly
when be aat down after intimating that
Judge Parker might possibly vacate
the Lead of the ticket. As soon as the
recess was announced the delegates in
stead of leaving tea hall rushed Into
conferences. Ia In instant there was
fully twenty groupa In the hall. In
the centre of which were two or three
violently excited and gesticulating
men who discussed the Farker tele
gram vehemently.- The police again
and again walked along the aisles, en
deavoring to clear them, hut the dele
gates refused to move and the excite
ment- grew rather than' abated. A
dense throng, through which it was
Impossible to pass, gathered in front
of the chairman's desk and strove
desperately to learn the exact import
oi tne message., xneir euorts were
unavailing, however. . The leaders
disappeared ' and the session closed
wltn an atmosphere of tense expec
tancy aa to what would occur when it
reconvened at 8:80.
At 7:10 o'clock Chairman Clark
pounded vigorously with hia gavel and
asked that the delegates be seated and
the aisles cleared. He did not formally
call the convention to order, but as
803B as some degree of quiet had been
restored Governor Vardaman, of Mis
sissippi, without formal recognition by
me cnairman, proceeded to address the
convention on the subject of the mys
terious telegram. -
lie aald that rumors wore abroad
that a telegram had been received from
Judge Parker, and these reports had
caused auch excitement and apprehen
sion that he would move that the gen-
uomsnof tbe Dew York delegation.
reported as the recipient of the mes
sage, should send it to the clerk's desk
to be read.
"The confusion of the rabble and
Jhe mob has characterized every hour
of the convention since its sitting,"
declared Governor Vardaman. "Let
us find out what this rumor Is," he
concluded, "that has caused disorder
in this ball. Let tbe gentleman from
New xork to whom the telegram is
addressed read It let It be read. Let
the truth be known and then let us
proceed to business.'
Loud applause followed this decla
ration and continued as Governor Var
daman took hie seat.
Chairman Clark replied; "It ia
moved that the New York delegation
or the member of that delegation who
has the telegram that has been bruited
about this city produce It and read it
to this convention."
George Rslnes. of New York, asked
that the motion be deferred until the
chairman of his delegation could be
'How much time do you want?"
asked the chairman.
"I understand the chairman of the
New York delegation is now on his
way to the hall." was the reply.
"The chair requests the gentleman
from Mississippi to withdraw his mo
tion for a few moments," said Mr.
Governor Vardaman acquiesced and
Judge Richardson, of Alabama, asked
that Senator Carmack be interrogated
as to whether or not be has received
a telegram from Judge Parker, saying
that he could not accept the nomina
tion unless there was a gold declare'
tion In the platform; and which waa
published in an evening paper.
"Gentlemen." said tbe chairman.
"this is the most weightty matter that
has come before tbia convention, and
we want no information second hand.
We want It from the fountain head. I
understand that the messsge is now
on the way to the ball, and I suggest
that we await its arrival."
The suggestion was approved with a
shout and quiet settled down over the
convention pending the arrival of the
Important message from the Southern
The conference committee reached
the halliat 9:35 and filed slowly along
the crowded aisle In the center of the
convention floor. Delegates thronged
about them, asking: "What shall we
"Keep yOur heads and behave," re
torted Senator Tillman with emphasis.
and be repeated tbe injunction at nu
John 8. Williams. Governor Var
daman, Senator Tillman and Senator
Carmack made thefr way to the plat
form with the mysterious message in
A abort conference took place
among the four and Chairman Clark,
while the delegates who nan lor tne
moment nut excitement away from
them sang "My Old Kentucky
Chairman Ciark pounded for order.
with John 8. Williams standing by
"I wish to announce in advance,"
said the chairman, "that on this lm
portant matter every man shall have
a full and fair hearing. I now Intro
duce John Sharp Williams, of Mis
Mr. Williams spoke as follows:
"Mr. Chairman and Gentlemen of
the Convention All of us were very
much surprised and excited this after
noon, to use no stronger words, at
what purported to be -copies of tele
grams which bad been sent by our
nominee to Mr. Carmack and others
in this city. I want to tell you that
but one telegram has been received.
Mr. Carmack not only received no
telegram to-day of the character that
was published, but never received a
telegram from Mr. Parker In all of his
life. And nobody received a telegram
containing the language in that in
famous volunteer production. (Loud
cheers and applause.) A telegram has
come from Mr. Parker to Mr. Sbeehan,
however, which I shall read in a mo
ment and it Is so Important that you
should know what it Is that, after I
have read it, I shall hand It to my
friend the governor of my Btate. Mr.
Vardaman. and have him read It over
again. When you shall have heard it
you will note that there is not in It
one word about requiring or demand
ing. or asking, or requesting, that any
thing should be placed In the Demo
cratic platform. (Loud applause.)
You will also note if there is any error
in it at all It is an error of judgment
preceding from a too-sensitive spirit of
honor (spplause) to.be misunderstood
or placed In a false or in a double po
sition. I shall now ask Governor
Vardaman to read the telegram to
you." (Loud cheering and applause.)
Mr. Williams then banded tbe mes
after rcauestlne absolute quiet, read
the telegram as follows:
"Eon. W. F. Skeehan,HotelJeffer8on,
: St. jLouta:
"I re card the sold standard as firm
lv and irrevocably established and
shall act accordingly if tbe action of
tbe convention of to-day shall be rat
lfied by the people. Aa ihe platform
is silent on the subjecHmy view should
be made known to tbe convention, and
if it is proved to be aneatiafaotory to
the majority, I request you to decline
the nomination for me at once, so that
another may be nominated before ad
j ournmen t. i4 .
. (diitned) , "A. B. Pabxbb,"
A rinsing cheer went around the
hall, but it was brief, ao anxious were
tbe delecaies-to eee-wnai wouia ioi
Mr. Williams -Mr. Chairman, I
think you will bear me out In what I
said. This is the first time In tbe bis-
way oi ine .united states tnata man
already nominated for thegreatest
omce on the surface of thisearth has
been ao sunersensltlva about a matter
of personal rectitudeahd honor as to
send a telegranv-to a friend asking
him to declne tbe nomination for him, v
if, as he seems to have been informed, -
were is something in tne piatrorm
which is not In accord with his own '
opinion. - , ,j .. .r -v v-
My friends,. we purposely'- made this v
platform silent because we are all '
agreed that that was not .an issue in
this campaign (applause) and we
agreed furthermore.- that nothing
should be placed in the platfoim which-:
was not a campaign issue, and the-.
consequence was that, in tbe resohw
tions committee, motions, were mate
to table, and those motions were ca. .
rled, tabling every resolution on botlt
sides which tended to bring up as an -issue
in this campaign the. question of
Now. my friends. Judte Parker ex
presses his opinion for fear somebody
might think that you did not know it.
There was not In all this vast astern-'
bly one single, solitary man who did
not already know 'that Judge Parker-
was a gold standard man. I have -
been one of the most consistent, per
sistent and perhaps radical free silver ;
men In the United Stater, and I knew .
that he waa a gold standard man and
he never made any attempt to conceal .
It from anybody. He had supported
our candidate, and had said that al-"
though he did not agree with us upon
this plank he was suii . a democrat.
Now. my friends, we had. so far as
the question of the monetary standard
wasrat t Aaavviaxfi in at rtmvnttmi rvn 'tavniMti
waa to be fought against imperial- 4
W mm wuvissvwi aw vwuiurulu naaawaa l(
ism, against executive usurpation, pur-
poseiy made a platform upon which
W. J. Brvan eonld have atood. or k
anybody else who was with us in the
pending live campaign Issues could
cave stood. (Applause.) v
His declaration that Parker's views
were known to every man in the con
vention waa received with faint ap-s
plause. He asked Senator Tillman to
read the message, but there was a,
short delay, owing to the difficulty-
experienced by the Senator la deci
phering the handwriting of Mr. Wil
liams, The senator asked for quiet,
saying that he had undergone an op
eration on his throat and that his
voice had lost "that nightingale qual
ity that it once possessed." "'
ue then proceeded to read, when
Mr. Williams Interrupted him with the
remark : "Here is a typewritten copy."
"For which i thank Almighty
God," returned the Senator.
He then read the following messsge
to Judge Parker:
"The plotform adopted by this con
vention is silent on the question of the
monetary standard, because it is not
regarded by us as a possible Issue in
this campaign and only campaign
Issues were mentioned in the platform.
Therefore there Is nothing In the
views expressed by you in the
telegram just received which would
preclude a man entertaining them :i
from accepting a nomination onsald I
Mr. Tillman's remarks were follow- ill
ed closely by the whole audience. His
Tenement declaration a awore wj,i'i,
dure to be irineo with," brought xortn n ,
appiauio auu cucora. a.w oenaiur;
Tillman wss endeavoring to answer a
question Injected Into the discussion
by Senator Pettlgrew.of South Dakota,'
as to whether Mr. Bill had not stated
in committee' that he did not know Ji,
Judge Parker's views on the financial
question, Mr. Bryan came Into the
hall. Instantly there was an uproar.
Calls of "Bryant" "Bryan I" went up.
and the galleries cheered. Mr. Bryan 'i' f .:.
first went to bis place in the pit, but asU. ,
tbe cries of the Nebraskan's name.V '
coupled with the words "platform,"!
"platform," continued, Mr. uryan;, ; ,
made his way to the stage. Hia face;:'
was chalk white, as be walked rapidly,'
up the wide aisle, bis Hps were com-t? .
pressed to a thin line and ma brows ,
drawn straight. He nervously fanned I '
himself and paid no attention to the;!
banda that were held out to him as he' t - ,
passed. . . ;; :; . . jjff
After a threat on the chairman's pari)'' V '
to clear the galleries where most of the
disturbance came from, the noise?
ceased. Benator Tillman continued".
by saying that If he understood the
present temper of the delegatea th(
threats of the chair, with reference tc
the galleries would bo carried out.
"Lookout out," shouted a voice.
"You look out or you will be pn'?
out," retorted Mr. Tillman, and In i
stantly tbe police seized the offendlhs V
spectator and ejected him. When tht j j
Benator concluded there was a short! -lived
outburst of applause, but It wail?
evident that the delegates vrere in nrf V'
mood for demonstrations. . . p 4
Bryan then-rose and came tothili",
front of the rostrum. As the speake r! )
went on his voice grew stronget?
and clearer, and as he narrated lh -p
story of bis efforts to secure '
the insertion in the piaironr
of a financial .plank the flush of ex,
cltement covered his face and his ges ;
lures became more irequeni anu mor
emnhatic. - His declaration that th
sending of the telegram to Juag j
Parker was:a declaration on the goU; ,
standard side, and bis statement ths:
If the Democracy was to adopt such '
view it should be honest and say s
frankly, waa greeted with o shriek c 1
applause from the galleries, and on 1 ,
man with a strong voice yelled "That ?
Ex-Senator Pettigrew interrupted t
know If the Parker telegram did nc
declare that the gold standard wi , .
firmly and irrevocably fixed, and wi
Informal that he was correct. - j - i'
Loud applause greeted M , ,
Bryan's remark that It - was a, man!
thing in Judge Farker to express n
onlnlon before the convention : a
journed, but that It would have bee; ; .
a manlier thing nan ne ipoaen oeior, s
the convention met, wss agal
cheered. He announced that be woul.
propose an amendment to the messar
and took ' his seat, amid loud crl f
of "vote." - i ,
Senator John W. Daniel, cheirmii, ,
of the committee on resolutions : w f ,
then recognized to reply to.
Bryan. " ' ;
Senator Daniel concluded at 11:15
His speech received hearty applau ,
from the pit where the delegates we, ,
seated. . f ' . .
Vociferous cries of "question . ,
"question," followed, but tbe eh 1
recognized Charles & Hamlin, !f
Massachusetts, who urged the sendi
of the telegram to Judge Parker. ' L
Hamlin said tbe American people a
mired a brave onau and Judge Park,
would be so regarded hereafter by t'
American people. s , r
As Mr. Hamha Bntahed it was -e":.
dent that tbe delegates were hearli
sick of listening to speech and rty '
Idly lostog temper over the consist
succession of speak era wbo mounl";
tbe platform, and clamored fieroil t ,
for a vote. ' . t ' : if,
The chair recot:z d Mr. Bryaa.Wii
presented an amendment to the rei, ;..
to Judge Parker as follows: i- .
"Bat as you will, u eitctea, oe ca;
ed upon to act upon certain phases j .' : '
tbe money question, we would HkeqA )(
know whether you favor reducing If
volume of silver dollars; whether y -favor
an asset currency and brans ,
national banks; whether you pre?.. .
national bank currency . to uni'. ,
States notes." . . , . ,f M !
Mr. Bryan then proceeded to -a;'.
weraomeof tbe statement made ;v
those ho had followed nia first )
dren. Great applause followed his k ' ;
(Oontlnoed on Ui pagaj