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PLYMOUTH, -N, C FKIDAY, JULY 10, i908.
In Session at Denver, Colo., This Week.
Proposed Bryan Platform With
Resolutions Committee. 1
MAKES ROOSEVELT AN ISSUE
Wants "Predatory Wealth" and
"Swollen Fortunes" Dealt With
Contains Anti-Injunction Plank
The Convention programme.
Denver, Col., Special. The Ameri
can eagle and the Democratic roos
ter have vied with each other in
giving Denver one of the most lurid
Fourth of July in its strenuous ex
istence. Throughout the day streets
were ablaze with color, an incessant
din of cannon and crackers has
mingled with the enthusiasm or ar
riving political delegations, and long
William J. Bryan.
trains have crept over the prairie
from every direction adding their
throngs and the clatter of fireworks,
here. At night the State Capitol and
other public buildings loomed out of
the darkness in living fire with every
outline marked by myriad lights, the
streets pulsated with convention
thongs and the clatter of fireworks;
the hotel lobbies were filled with pol
itical leaders, delegates and onlook--from
every section of the country.
' It is estimated that 20.000 strangers
are already here and 00,000 more ate
expeetef t in the next two days.
The arrivals included the Missouri
delegation headed by the tall gaunt
form of Senator Stone; part of the
North Carolina delegation headed by
Governor Glenn who promptly retired-
his candidacy for the vice presidency,
and .straggling advance guards of
many of the other delegations. These
ith -nidge Parker, the Democratic
ean.Ydate of 1904, Colonel Clayton,
-of Alabama, the silver-tongued South
ener, ho will be permanent chairman
of the convention ; Chief Murphy, of
Tarnrnnny Hall, and Governor Has
kell, of Oklahoma, a likely candidate
' for chairman of the platform com
' ' mittee, are the chief figures of nat-
1 ional interest on the ground.
' Denver, Special. The platform
sent here from Lincoln to the reso'u
tion' committtee of the Democratic
National Convention has been eom-'.-
ple.ted. It follows closely the lines
of the Nebraska platform, as written
lby Mr. Bryan last March, and is one
of the shortest enunciations of the
"kind in the modern political history
of the country.
Opening with a sharp challenge to
the Republicans for failure to put
into their platform specific declara
tions upholding the policies "pro
fessed!" by the Roosevelt administra
tion aid arranging the party for its
retreat from the "advanced posit
ion" taken by the "titular" leader
during the last four years, the docu
ment will contain a fitting reference
to the death of Grover Cleveland.
Platform builders at Denver have
these subjects approximately as pre
sented above in condensed form to
deal with as a basis for their opera
tions. The Injunction Plank.
Unless there is a decidedly greater
A Leap Year Dilemma. -from
Use Washington Star.
tendency toward compromise than is
now mamfestejUhe real fight will be
over the WiCrfk-tion plank, but the
Planks of Declaration.
Scores Republicans for
treating from "the advanced po
sition" taken by the "'titular
Reaffirms faith in party prin
ciples. Declares for return to govern
ment by the people.
Urges additional legislation to
curb, corporations and publicity
for campaign contributions.
Opposes centralization of pow
er. Favors election of Senators by
by direct vote.
Demands immediate revision
of the tariff.
Comes out strong for an in
come tax and for means to keep
down "swollen fortunes."
Advocates government control
Declares for postal savings
banks and as emergency cur
rency. Insists upon a modification of
the law relative to injunctions.
Urges an eight-hour law and
other labor legislation.
Wants Philippine independence
leaders declare that before the com
mittee on platform is appointed a
substantial agreement will have been
reached and that the committee will
hi rplioverl of the necessitv of a
prolonged sitting. I Chicago, the
fight was against the insertion of any
injunction plank at all; here all ad
rait the necessity of some declaration
WELCOME ATtCH, DENVER,
Which' Blazed a Welcome to Delegates
iilpte PM Mill 1
AUDITORIUM AT DENVER WHERE THE DEMOCRATIC NATION
AL CONVENTION IS BEING HELD.
but many oppose the pronouncement
for previous notice in injunction pro
ceedings. There has been much communion
with Mr. Bryan on this point, but ap
parently his attitude is not clearly
understood, and probably it will not
be until his draft of the platform
which he is understood to be prepar
ing is read. It is known, however,
that he would use stronger langu
age than is employed in the Republi
can platform. That he is willing to
go as far as the Federation of Labor
demands none is disposed to say, but
his closest friends assert that he does
not consider it necessary to make
such a sweeping declaration. They
say that Mr. Bryan will himself sug
gest what will be a concession to the
conservative and they predict that
in the end his draft will be accepted.
Bryan Insists on Publicity Plank.
Lincoln, Neb., Special. William J.
Brvan. in a speech before the Nebras
kar Travelling Men's Club Friday
night, made the' significant statement
that unless the Denver Convention
incorporated in., its . platform t w, a
campaign '..contribution publicity
plank" it 'might look elsewhere than
to Nebraska for a candidate for
President. The declaration' was made
in connection with a discussion he
indulged in regarding the action of
the Republican National Convention
in failing to insert such a plank as
he said "after President Roosevelt
and Mr. Taft had 'both declared
themselves in favor of such action,"
and was made with a 'sincerity that
left no doubt in the minds of ' his
hearers that he meant all he said.
Split Over Cleveland.
Charging that Alton B. Parker's
resolution of tribute to the memory
of , the late President Grover Cleve
land is a clever move on the part of
the enemies of William J. Bryan to
infuse factional feeling into the
national convention, friend of the
Nebraskan are determined to offer
a resolution of a character designed
not to raise controverted political
All Democrats, without regard to
factional affiliations, applaud the
suggestion coming from New York
that the national convention shonild
embrace the first opportunity of
honoring the memory of Mr. Cleve
land, but most 'of those who hove
expressed themselves on the subject
are of the opinion that the resolu
tions adnwted should not contain any
thing ovt which there could be the
slightest difference of opinion.
The Democratic party has secured
its mascot for the approaching con
vention. It came in the shape of c
Rock Mountain burro, ""'which was
! presented to Chairman Thomas Tag-
gert, of the national cormnittee, by
the Denver Times. Mr. Taggart was
I unaware of the honor intended for
him until the animal was ushered in
to his presence at his headquarters
in the third floor of the Brown Hotel.
It was duly labeled in large letters
in paint, one side bearing the in
"My name is Denver; ask me,"
the expression having reference to a
large badge for residents issued by
the citizens' committee for the bene-
j fit of the strangers, reading: "I live
at Denver, ask me." The other side
was inscribed : "I belong to Tom
COLO., AT UNION STATION
to the Democratic National Convention.
Bryan headquarters were opened
Monday at the Brown Palace Hotel.
Charle Bryan, a brother of the can
didate is in charge.
Snow to Cool Hall.
For the first time in the history
of national conventions an attempt
will be made in connection with the
Democratic convention to moderate
the temperature of the hall by the
use of snow, and preparations are
already untr way for that experi
ment. The new Denver railroad, known
as the Moffat Line, crosses the conti
nental divide 50 miles west of the
city and runs through innumerable
beds of perpetual snow, and this line
has been contracted with to bring
to the city large quantities of snow
which will be distributed through the
hall in barrek. The confident expec
tation is that it will vastly improve
the atmosphere and at least prove a
novelty to the visitors from the
States in which snow in the summer
is unknown. The hall will seat 12,
000 persons. . ,
Probably the most marked evi
dence of preperation to be found is
in the new convention hall, a magnifi
eenUstrueturp whkb bw .been erected
in the heart of the city at a cost
of $500,000. It is a permanent
building, but it will be christened! by
THE CONVENTION PROGRAMME.
Sessions on Four Days Provided for,
Denver, Specials The committee
on arrangements of the national com
mittee met on Friday and completed
the order of business for the Con
vention and for the session of the
national committee; to be held on
Monday. The Convention programme
is outlined for four sessions, begin
ning Tuesday. This will cany the
Convention through to Friday after
noon, unless a fk'ht in committee or
on the floor should prolong the delib
erations. As alredy announced, it is
proposed that an adjournment shall
he taJken immediately after the tem
porary organization is- perfected out
oi respect to the memory of the late
Mr. Cleveland, although this feature
does not appear on the formal pro
gramme. The first day's order of
business is as follows:
1. Chairman Taggart of the nat
ional committee, calls the Convention
to order at noon.
Gov. Johnson, of Minnesota.
2. Secretary Woodson reads call
3. Prayer by Archbishop Jas. J.
4. Announcement of temporary
officers agreed upon by the national
5. Chairman asks for further nom
inations. 6. No further nominations, the
chairman puts question on agreeing
to the recommendations of the nat
7. Chairman appoints a committee
of two delegates to escort Tempor
ary C hairman Theodore A. Bell, of
California, to the chair.
8 and 9. Introductions and sneech
of temporary chairman.
10. Call of States for members of
the following committees: Credent
ials, permanent organization, rules
anf4 order of business, platform and
11. Probable adjournment or re
cess. It is expected that the Cleveland
resolution as finally agreed upon will
be introduced just before adjourn
For the second session of the Con
vention on Wednesday the program
calls for the permanent organizat
ion, the address of the permanent
chairman and the receipt and adop
tion ox committee reports.
The nominations for President will
he made Thursday, and it is planned
t adjourn after this is settled until
Friday morning, when the nomina
tions for vice President will be in
JOEL CHANDLER HARRIS DEAD.
Famous Author, Familiarly Known as
"Uncle Remus" Passes Away at
Hh Home in Atlanta Editor and
Propristsr of Uncle Remus' Maga
zine. Atlanta, Special. Joel Chandler
Harris, familiarly known as "Uttele
Remus" and an author of note, died
at his home in a suburb of this city
Friday night. Mr. Harris, whose
health had been bad for some time,
had only been confined to his bed
for- about ten daj'S, suffering from
cerrhosis o fthe liver. Complication
set in and yesterday he grew rapidly
worse and continued to sink until
the end came at 8 o'clock. Joel
Chandler was born in Eatonton, Ga.,
December 9th, 18-13. He was married
in 1S73 to Miss Essie LaRose, of
Canada, and in 1873 moved to At
lanta, joining the staff of The At
lanta Constitution. It was while he
was connected with The Constitution
that his tales, "Stories by Uncle
Remus" first attracted attention. In
1900 Mr. Harris retired from active
journalism "and until last year, when
he heeaxne - editor and proprietor of
Unrle Remus Magazine, spent most
of, his time at his surburban home.
He is survived by & widow, four sons
and two daughters. Mr. Harris was
buried in Atlanta.
ADMIRAL THOMAS DEAD
Was Evans' Second in Command on
- Fleets Famous Cruise.
San Francisco, Special. Rear-Adi-miral
C. M. Thomas, United States
Navy, who was second in eommand
of the Atlantic fleet in the cruise
around South America, arid for a
few days commander-in-chief, died
at Del Monte, CaJ., Saturday of ap
oplexy. He was walking in the cor
ridor of the Del Monte Hotel with
his wife when he was stricken. Car
ried to his room he died at 8.30.' He
went there after he succeeded Rear
Admiral Evans as commander-wi
chief on May 9. The strain of rep
resenting the fleet in the illness of
Rear-Admiral Evans told on Rear
Admiral Thomas' strength and after
hauling down his flag May 15 he went
to Del Monte for rest.
He was an officer of excellent rec
ord, whose tactful bearing in Latin
American ports made the cruise
large diplomatic success.
Admiral Thomas was born in Phil
adelphia October 1, 1846, and was ap
pointed to the Naval Academy from
Pennsylvania in 1861, graduating
four years later. From I860 to 1869
he served on the Shennandoah, on
the Asiatic vstation, and then weit to
League Island navy yard and later
to the European station. He was
made an ensign in 1S66, a master two
years later, and a lieutenant in 1869.
He was on duty at the Centennial
Exposition from 1S75 to 1877, and
later served on the St. Louis until
1878, when he was detailed to go
with the Constitution to the Paris
Exposition, in the same year. He
was made lieutenant-commander in
1SS0 and served at the Naval Aca
demy until 1884, when he went to the
Hartford, flagship of the Pacific
Station, until 1S87, and commanded
the steamer Patterson. He became
acommander in 1890 and captain in
1S99, attaining his rank as rear
admiral January 12, 1905.
SILVER SERVICE PRESENTED.
The '"North Carolina" Receives
Gift of the State Whose Name it
Moorehead City, Special. At sea,
two miles off the Carolina shore, the
armored cruiser North Carolina, com
manded by Capt. Marshall, was, on
Friday, formally presented ivith an
elaborate silver service by the citi
zens of the State whose name the
vessel bears. The ceremony occurred
at 3 o'clock in the afternoon. Lieu
tenant Governor Winston who made
the pi"sentation speech, was intro
duced by State Representative Char
les U. Harris, of Raleigh, and Capt.
Marshall made a brief address of
acceptance. Later Lieutenant Gov
ernor Winston and his guests, num
bering several hundred, who braved
the choppy seas, were entertained at
luncheon by the officers of the war
ship. To night the commissioned of
ficers of the North Carolina were
guests at a banquet and reception
at the Atlantic Hotel here.
In connection with the silver ser
vice ceremony two handsome flasrs
were presented to the ship by the
D:vi Thiers of the Revolution.
The North Carolinians here and
their guests, the officers of the cruis
er North Carolina and the revenue
cutters, Apache ami Seminole, eer
tnir.lv made a night of it, for it was
3 o'clock Saturday morning when
the banquet, at which two hundred
ladies and gentlemen were present,
cpme to an end with the last of the
toasts. The ball was brilliant with
twenty-five officers in uniform and
The cruiser left these waters Mon
day for the Norfolk navy yard to
complete her equipment. Her officers
are delighted at their reception.
Six Killed in Collision.
Oakland, Cal., Special. The nar
row gauge local, bound from the Ala
meda Mole for Oakland, struck Santa
Cruz train No. 57 at First and Web
ster streets Saturday evening. The
smoker of the Santa Cruz train
was completely demolished and all of
its occupants were either killed or
injured. So far, six dead ami 30 in
jured have been taken from the
Governor's Daughter to Christen the
"South Carolina," New U. S.
Columbia, S. C, Special. On Sat
urday, July 11, the new United
States battleship, to be named
"South Carolina." will be launched
at the Cramps Ship Yar Philadel
phia, and christened by Miss Fred
erica Calvert Ansel, daughter of
Governor Ansel. Invitations to the
launching have been issued to quite
'a number of pccple all over the State
and to many in,' PliiluJ?tphia,ln3
THE BALLOON RACE
Aeronauts face Death in the
LAND 8G0 MILES FROM CHICAGO.
All Balloons Accounted For One
Party Dragged For , Miles Along
the Surface of Lake Michigan
Fielding Probable Winner,
Chicago, Special. The Chicago-to-ocean
balloon race ended Sunday
night, when the last of the nine con
testants came to earth at West Shef
ford, Quebec, 800 miles from the
starting point. This craft was the
Fieldin,g owrnd by F. J. Fielding,
of San Antonio, Texas. It covered
approximately 100 miles more than
its nearest competitor and is afeo be
lieved to have eaptured the prize for
the balloon which remained in th
air the longest.
The nine balloons left CShieago onv
Saturday afternoon. The contest
was marked by several thrilling es
capes from death. The Yille de
Dieppe dropped into Lake Michigan
soon after the start, and for an hour
or more Col. A. E. Mueller and Geo.
Sehoeneck, its pilots, were swept
across the surface, finally 1 arising;
with their craft to a height of 7,000
feet, from which they descended to
Benton Harbor, Mich.
A similiar experience fell to the
lot of C. H. Perrige, and J. L. Case,
crew of the Illinois. While endeavor
ing to effect a landing near Lake
Ontario their balloon fell into the Bay
of Quinte. The aeronauts had don
ned life-preservers and managed to
keep afloat until a yacht put off from
Glenn Island and rescued them. The
fate of their balloon is not known
here, Perrige 's message to his family
stating simply that he and Case are
The third serious accident occurred
near Clinton, Ont. The balloon Co
lumbia could not be controlled by
Capt. Peterson and C..H. Leichleit
er and they were dashed against trees
ami dragged through barbed wire
fences. - Both men were severely in
jured. The landing places of the nine bal
loons were as follows: Fielding
West Shefford, Quebec; America, Car
sonville, Mich.; King Edward, Port
Huron, Mich.; Chicago, Atwood,
Out.; United States.. Pinkerton Sta
tion. Ont.; Columbia Clinton, Ont.;
Cincinnati, Covert, Mich.; Illinois,
Glen Island, Ont., and Ville de
Dieppe, Benton Harbar, Mich.
SEVEN LIVES LOST IN A FIRE.
At Cleveland, O., Fireworks on Dis
play Explode, Causing Panic
Among Clerks and Shoppers.
Cleveland, O., Special. Seven per
sons were killed, at least two others
were fatally injured, and fully thirty
more were severely hurt as the re
sult of fire in S. S. Kresge's five
and ten cent store on Ontario street
Saturday. The dead: .Emma Schn
maker, 18 floor walker;; Marie Wag
ner, .17, clerk; Anna Trefail, 24,
clerk; Frieda Trefail. 17, clerk; Eli
zabeth Reis IS, clerk; Mary Hughes,
27, shopper; James L. Parker, four
The (ire followed :ui cxrdcslon of
fireworks on msp'ny in the store.
Opinions ii'i'l'rs' as to the exact cnuse
of the explosion. A v;om;n who was
at the fireworks counter said the
stock was ignited bv a spark from a
device which was being demonstrat
ed to her by a clerk. Fire Chief Wal
lace and the store manager were of
the opinion that the pieces were ig
nited by an arc light.
Immediately following the explo
sion an alarm of fire was sounded
and a panic seized the hundreds of
clerks and shoppers. A mad rusk
was made for the doors and windows.
IN QUEST OF NORTH POLE.
Undaunted by Former Trial, Com
mander Robert E. Peary Heads
Another Expedition to Search for
the North Pole.
New York, Special. With the
Peary Arctic Club's pennant flutter
in from her main truck and the Stars
and Stripes at her mizzen, the Arctic
exploitation steamer Roosevelt left
tier pier at East Twenty-fourth street
Monday carrying Commander Robert
E. Peary, who is to head another ex
pedition in quest of the North Pole.
Before the ship left Commander
"I have done too much work in
the Arctic regions to believe that I
can make the pole without strenuous
work., I am not foolish enough in
say that I am going to do or die. but
I am certainly going to put into th's
trip every hit of energy mental,
moral and physical that' I have in
order to succeed in my undertaking
J know m.r path will be, hedged in bv
many trials ano I am confident I will
carry .the American nag farther north
than by "any other explorer.