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THE MORNING NEWS.
Established ISSO. - Incorporated 18S8
J. H. ESTILL, President.
NO ESCAPE FROM WAR
RUSSIA* RELIEF FORCE ALREADY
LEGATIONS DESPAIRED OF.
ALL FOREIGNERS IN PEKIN RE
Legation# Were Attacked by the
Chinese Troops—French and Ger
man Ministers Both Reported Mur
dered—Relief Column Is Surround
ed by Hostile Forces and Without
Food and Water—There Were 700
Chinese Killed in Attack on Forts.
Japan to Send Troops.
London, June 20, 3 a. m.—“ The Russian
relieving force arrived outside of Pekin
this morning,** says the Shanghai corre
spondent of /the Daily Express, “and im
mediately began to attack the city on two
eides, employing numerous artillery.
“The force apparently arrived in the
nick of time, for the Chinese assert that
the attack upon the legations had been
aucceßsfully renewed. On the night of
June 16 the Chinese troops under Gens.
Tung Fuh Siang and Tung Ching attack
ed the legations and set on fire live Euro
“Nothing definite is known as to the
result, except that the Chinese were dis
appointed, although other reports, utter
ly discredited by foreigners here, are that
the Chinese, infuriated by the destruction
of Taku, have since massacred all the
foreigners in Pekin.’*
A modified version of these rumors re
ceived at Berlin is that the French, as
well as the German minister, has been
Had Foreign Advice.
The English at Shanghai think the Chi
nese had fore'gn advice in organizing
the defenses at Taku, because of the pre
cision with which their attack was de
The wires connecting with the harbor
mines were cut by the boats of the war
ships the night before the bombardment.
It is now reported at Shanghai that it
was on board the Russian cruiser Korietz
and not the Mandschur, that the explo
sion occurred, killing and wounding more
than fifty. It is reported that no fewer
than 700 Chinese were killed in the forts.
The Shanghai correspondent of the
Daily Express says he is officially in
formed that Japan is mobilizing 25,000 men
for immediate transport. The whole fleet
of th Nippon Yusen Kaisha (Japanese
merchant shipping company), has been
The British cruiser Undaunted arrived
at Shanghai yesterday, chared for action
and took up a position commanding the
Chinese forts. There are three Chinese
cruisers in the harbor.
The new Chinese cruiser Hal Yang, built
by the Armstrongs, has been taken into
custody at Taku by the British and Rus
More Chrlstlnns Massacred.
At Yum Nan Fu, where the rising has
been gathering for several days, 6SO Chris
tians have been attacked at the French
mission settlement, many being put to
death. The French consul and three mis
sionaries are still In prison.
The- disorderly elements have secured
the upper hand at Wu Hu and Szechuan,
where the native Christians have been
A thousand Boxers have gathered on the
outskirts of Tien Tsin.
The Shanghai correspondent of the Daily
News, telegraphing yesterday, says:
"The Chinese officials here assert that
they have news from Pekin up to June
17. The situation was then very serious.
Beyond that they claim to have received
nothing, but they deny that dispatches
have been withheld.
“Although I am not willing to adopt
the alarmist reports, my impression, gath
ered from the consuls and the Chinese au
thorities, is that the worst is to be fear
ed in Pekin.
"Admiral Seymour's column is now in
the middle of an arid plain, with no food
and no good water and Isurrounded by
American Troops to do,
A dispatch from Shanghai announces
that the United States transport Thomas,
with troops for Manila, was diverted at
Nagasaki, and has arrived at Taku with
The Shanghai correspondent of the
Times, telegraphing yesterday, says:
“The British flag is reported to have
been flying yesterday over the south gate
of Pekin. This is presumed to Indicate
the arrival of Admiral Seymour.”
AMERICANS TOOK NO PART.
Dapan May Send Troop* to Restore
Order in Chinn.
London, June 19.— Judging from the Ger
man official dispatches, the American
ships took no part in the bombardment of
the Taku forts Sunday morning.
No news has yet been received here of
the relief of the legations at Pekin, and
Europe's attention is centered far less on
the overwhelming display of naval force
at Taku than on the. fate of the diplomatic
staffs and 60ft cosmopolitan residents
guarded by a handful of International ma
rines within the legation compounds.
There has been no news thence since
Rumors that Japan tviil, as the manda
tary of the Powers, restore order In China,
were revived In a dispalch to-day from
Yokohama. Berlin dispatches intimate
that Germany will not object to Japan
sending 18,000 troops, while Great Britain
will indorse, thp plan with avidity, though
perhaps only secretly.
The Japanese legation In London has
official Information of the dispatch of
is.non iroops. Meanwhile the British are
dispatching six native regiments, besides
artillery from India. The revolt is spread
ing in Western China.
The representative of Pritchard Mer
cian. M. P., at Chang Chu wires thot his
party has been detained there owing to
news that the revolution has broken out
in Szechuan, which adjoins the province
of Yunnan, also In revolt, and official
news cornea to-day that the I/on don Uis
elenary Society's premises at Tsao *hih,
Central China, west-northwest of Han
kow. have been destroyed by a mob.
lho rising seems to be spreading with
rapidity and shows unexpected organiza
tion among the anti-foreign elements.
The missionaries at Tsao Shill escaped
ami reached Hankow in safety.
Cable dispatches from Shanghai report
that a number of Chinese cruisers are
anchored in sight of the foreign settle
ments which are only guarded by a sin all
Japanese gunboat. A thousand Chinese
troops, with two 49-ton guns, still hold the
forts outside the town.
The Viceroy of Woo 6ung is reported to
have assurance that the foreign .-ettle
menta at Shanghai will not be attacked.
British OHicer's Report.
The admiralty office has received the
following message from the officer com
manding -the British first-class cruiser
“Liu.Kun Tau, June 19 (Monday).—The
Taku forts opened lire at 1 in the morn
ing of June 17 on the ships of the allied
squadrons. After six hours’ engagement,
the forts were silenced and occupied by
the allied forces. Additional men for
storming the forts were sent ashore from
the ships the previous afternoon.
“The British ships up the river engag
ed were the gunboat Algerine, torpedo
boat destroyer Fame, and the torpedo
boat destroyer Whiting. The two latter
captured four Chinees torpedo boat de>-
stroyers. The casualties of the Algerine
were slight. Those of the storming par
ty and others are unknown.
“A Chinese second class cruiser, flying
an admiral’s flag, is detained outside Ta
ku by the allied admirals.
“No information of Commander-in-
Chief Seymour’s return to Tien Tsin had
been received by the Rear Admiral up to 2
o’clock in the afternoon of June 17. I
am sailinig for Taku.”
The admiralty draws attention to the
fact that the Endymion’s report, which is
of a later date, does not confirm the Ja
panese report of Admiral Seymour’s re
turn to Tien Tsin.
An agency dispatch from Shanghai, dat
ed June 19, says the latest news from
I‘ekin is that the Dowager Empress is
grreauy concerned at the capture of the
Taku forts and that wholesale degrada
tions of the Chinese army, including Gens.
Sung Ching and Fung Fu Siang, the Gov
ernor of Pekin, and other high officials
who promised in the Tsung Li Yemen to
accomplish the expulsion of the foreign
ers, have taken place.
Three of the Taku forts, it is added,
were completely destroyed, and of
the garrisons were killed or wounded by
a charge of the sailors of the allied
THEY' SHOULD 118 CAUTIOUS.
Missionaries I rged to Re Careful In
London, June 19.—Lord Salisbury was
the principal speaker at the bicentenary
meeting here this afternoon of the So
ciety for the Propagation of the Gospel.
The premier apoolgized for his presence,
because, he said, missionaries were not
popular at the foreign office.
Referring to China, he said that though
the persons slaughtered were Christians,
it must not be imagined that they were
murdered simply because the Chinese dis
liked their religion. It was because the
idea prey wiled there and elsewhere that
missionary work was merely an instru
ment by -which* secular government
achieved its objects. While this was un
just and though the missionaries could
not renounce their work, the utmost cau
tion ought to mark their actions, as
overzealousness led to martyrdom and
caused the death of soldiers and sailors
sent to avenge the outrages.
NOTHING HEARD FROM PEKIN.
Sensational Humor* Have Caused
Shanghai, June 19.—The consulates have
received no communication from the le
gations at Pekin since June 11, and the
greatest anxiety prevails.
The Viceroy of Nanking has taken vig
orous measure? to prevent a rising in
Sensational native rumors are. current
that Tien Tsin has been burned by the
Chinese soldiers, and that Yulu. the Vice
roy of Chili, has fled from his province
in order to escape degradation.
JAPAN WAS CUT OFF TOO.
Nothing Learned Concerning the Le
gations at Pekin. %
Berlin, June 19.—The following semi
official dispatch has been received here
“The Japanese government has been
cut off from all communication with Pe
kin since June 14. The Japanese consul
at Che Foo does not report anything con
cerning the destruction of the legations at
GERMANY HOPES FOR BEST.
’ "" -
Telegram Ilenles Tlint German Min
ister AYas Mnrdered.
Berlin, June 19.—The German govern
ment continues to express Us opinions
with the utmost caution, regarding the
situation in China. Even now it contrives
to avoid the use of the word war, and
slill expresses a hope'that the. Pekin gov
ernment is innocent of deliberate hostile
The foreign office emphasizes the fact
that the Taku forts tired upon the Inter
national fleet, in answer to a request to
land marines to protect foreigners in Tien
Tsin. It is unable to explain the action
of the Chinese commander, except upon
the assumption that he acted under gen
era! orders from Pekin.
The foreign offl'-e has no rnnflrmailon of
the report published in the British paper',
that the German gunboat Hits was badly
damaged in the engagement with the
forts, and that her captain was killed. It
discredits these rumors.
A leading official, speaking for the for
eign office, repeats the denial that the.
Powers are negotiating regarding a
course of joint action, and says that ev
erything has been left to the various com
manders. who will simply “perform po
lice duties." •
An official dispatch says that everything
is quiet at Kiao Chou. The mother of the
German minister at Pekin. Baron von
Ketteler. In Mtienster. has received a tele
gram from China saying that the news of
her son's death is not true. ,
CHE FOO~ LINE MAY HE CUT.
Thru flic Nearest Cable Station to
Takn Will He Shanghai.
London. June 19.—1 t was announced to
day that the Chinese government has no
tified the cable, companies that it is jin-'
able to provide any longer the daily boat
service hitherto run between Taku and Che
Foo. whereby dispatches were filed after
the destruction of the overland route.
It was furihcr learned that It was quite
likely that even Che Foo, which is over
290 miles from Taku, will not long be
available for sending cables.
The nearest point of communication
with the outer world then will become
Shanghai. *OO miles form the seat of op
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SAVANNAH. GA.. WEDNESDAY. JUNE 20. 1900.
PLATT’S LITTLE DODGE
IVOODRIFF INDORSED BY THE
NEW YORK DELEGATION,
VICE PRESIDENCY IN DOUBT.
DISSENSION MAY REVIVE STAM
PEDE TO ROOSEVELT,
Hero of San Juan Hill Stand, by HI.
Declaration, and Hanna Say. He
Shall Not Hare It—Knn.o. De
mand. Roosevelt—Ad ml ni. t rat lon
Want. Long and the We.l I. Urff
-1K Dolltver—Many State. Stand
With tlie Admini.tratlon.
Philadelphia, June 19.—Lieut. Gov. Tim
othy Woodruff will be presented to the
National Convention, as the candidate of
New York for Vice President.
It was decided to do this after a four
hour stormy session of the New York
delegation, during which every kind of ap
peal was made to get Gov. Roosevelt to
say that he would accept a nomination.
The vice presidential situation Is still
mixed because It 1s asserted that New
York makes this move, so as to go Into
the convention with a candidate, and yet
hoping that Gov. Roosevelt will be nom
Senator Hanna has stated that he con
trols the delegates to such an extent,
that he can nominate any candidate he
pleases, and it is not known that he has
withdrawn his objections to Mr. Wood
ruff. The latter was as much surprised
as anybody over the result.
In general the Idea seems to be preva
lent that Secretary Long is the most fav
ored candidate, with a probability that
Roosevelt may still be nominated. Gov.
Roosevelt believes that his wishes hav
ing been respected by his own delegates,
he is finally out of the race.
Not Roosevelt, Says Hanna
" What is the situation to-night. Sena
"Roosevelt is out of it and will not be
This question was put to Senator Hanna
and that is the way he answered it. This
was after another effort during the day
to stampede the delegates to Roosevelt.
As before, the effort was made by New
York and Pennsylvania. Platt and Quay,
through their lieutenants, worked all day
to make Roosevelt the candidate. The
stampede which had been checked and
turned late at night was begun early
in the morning. Many stories were cir
culated. Roosevelt was quoted as saying
absolutely that he would accept If he
was nominated. He was also quoted as
having had a change of heart and want
ing the nomination. In fact, all kinds of
rumors were in circulation and the situ
ation remained cloudy all day and did not
clear very' much In tlie evening.
One thing definitely developed. There is
to be a fight. The nomination is not to be
made without a contest. Senator Hanna
is doing all he can to defeat Roosevelt,
and has determined to continue on that
line to the end. He Is lining up the friends
of the administration against Roosevelt.
In this he is acting in harmony with the
wishes of Robsevelt, who has urged all
delegates visiting him not to vote for him
for Vice President.
Long V*. Dolliver,
The next serious proposition that con
fronts Mr. Hanna is what he shall do as
between Long and Dolliver. There Is a
popular sentiment for Dolliver in the West
that is hard to overcome. Long is regard
ed as a passive kind of a candidate, and
while no objection is urged against him
he does no attract the But he
is Mr. Hanna’s personal choice, and is
preferred by the President.
Dolllver's friends have pointed out to
Senator Hanna that the lowa candidate
has now got Into the fight so far that he
wants to win, to which Hanna replied
that defeat would not injure Dolliver. He
has already acquired a great deal of
prominence, says Senator Hanna, and he
will not be injured if he should be defeat
ed by a candidate like Secretary Long.
In making the fight against Roosevelt.
Senator Hanna finds the opponents of
Roosevelt divided, some for Long and
some for Dolliver. The question of trans
ferring the vote from one to the other
without nominating the man they wish
to defeat is a difficult problem.
"If we can’t do it, then, we have not
got control of the convention," aid Sen
ator Hanna. "If the friends of the Pres
ident cannot agree upon a candidate, and
by their differences cause the nomina
tion of a man that is not wanted and
does not want the place, they will have
to take the responsibility for it.”
Taking n Long Chance.
The Senator did not believe that there
would be a loss of more than a few votes,
although Dolliver men in the West de
clare that they will not vote for Long and
there seems to be n large number of East
ern men who are now for Long who say
they prefer Roosevelt to Dolliver. This
is one of the chances that Senator Hanna
ts willing to take in the fight he is mak
The conferences between Senator Han
na and Senator Platt were an interesting
feature of the vice presidential contest.
Hanna talked to Platt as he had talked to
Odell and Qulgg the day befoie. He told
him that because Platt did not want
Roosevelt in New York was no reason why
he should attempt to force him upon the
party in national politics.- Platt then
tried to get an agreement from Hanna to
support Odell and this was refused on
the ground of being unjust to the other
candidates in the field. Platt asked for
time and the matter went back to the
New Yorw delegation.
Roosevelt bland* Firm.
Gov. Roosevelt sent for Henry C. Payne
and Senator Lodge Just before he left
for the Convention Hall, hut could not
And them. Chairman Odell of the New
York State Committee sent word to the
room, "Don't make any statement or talk
for publication until you see me. I have
something to tll you of Importance that
wi® please you.”
It is generally believed that Mr. Platt,
and Mr. Hanna have, arranged a pro
gramme and that Roosevelt will not be
Gov. Roosevelt left the hotel at 11:48
o'clork with Senator Depew and the Sen
ator's son, and was driven to the Con
vention Hall. He received an ovation at
the hotel, along the streets and at the
entrance to the convention grounds.
Gov. Roosevelt said after he. came Into
Convention Hall when asked about the
reported remark to Henry C. Payne, that
he had made no statement except the one
made direct to the public.
“If you hear rumors of statements." he
continued, "you can go to Chairman
Odell of New York, and unless he shys
they are genuine you need not believe
He then added:
I earnestly hope that there will be no
necessity for any statement."
Odell Contradict* Him.
As If in direct contradiction to these ru
mors, Mr. Odell, when approached In the
Convention Hall, and after refusing at
first to talk, said bluntly:
“Why, there's little doubt but that it
is Roosevelt. It can't be stopped.”
“Has Mr. Hanna agreed to it?” was
“I don’t know. I simply believe that
an overwhelming sentiment will proba
bly nominate Roosevelt.”
At the conference between Senator Plat:
and Senator Hanna to-<iav, the former in
dicated a desire to agree upon Odell, the
same proposition that was submitted yes
terday. Senator Hanna returned almost
the same answer as given yesterday, re
garding the other candidates now being in
the field, that it would be unfair to* them.
He also said that it had been given out
that Roosevelt was to be forced upon the
convention against his own will, because
he was no longer wanted in New Y'ork,
and so far as he, Hanna, was concerned,
he did not propose to accept it.
BOOM FOR SECRETARY LONG.
Estimated He Will Get 146 Vote* on
the First Ballot.
Philadelphia. June 19.—The Massachu
setts delegates vare not leaving a stone
unturned in pushing the Long boom.
To-night it was the consensus of opin
ion of the delegation that Long is stroll
er than he has been at any time, since
he became an avowed candidate for the
The delegation was visited to-day by
members of the Nevada. Michigan, Mis
souri and Illinois delegations, who as
sured the Massachusetts men that Long
would get some of the votes of those
To-night the Bay State men held a cau
cus. at which were present many dele
gates from other New England slates. All
but Connecticut have promised 10 vote
for Long on the first ballot, but the Nut
meg State is expected by Long’s friends
to fall into line when the time comes.
After the caucus had adjourned, some
of the Massachusetts delegates figured
that up to the present time. 146 votes were
promised for their man on the first bal
lot. Of course, the bulk of these come
from New* England and the others are
scattered among Michigan. Missouri, Ne
vada, Illinois, California and Alabama.
A telegram was sent to Secretary Long
to-day to the effect that Senator Lodge
accepted the honor of nominating him for
the vice presidency, and that the delegates
were “on the road to victory.”
DEMAND MADE ON ROOSEVELT.
The Kansas Delegation Insists Upon
Philadelphia, June 19.—The Kansas dele
gation met this evening and decided
unanimously to support Roosevelt for
The delegation determined to clinch the
decision on the spot and headed by Chair
man Burton called upon Gov. Roosevelt
at his room. Judge Burton announced to
the Governor that the Kansas delegation
had determined unanimously and irrevo
cably to support him for Vice President.
In his reply, Roosevelt reiterated the
statements he has made during the past
three days, insisting he did not desire
the nomination, and urging ail hie friends
to refrain from voting for him.
At the conclusion of the Governor’s
statement, Judge Burton said:
“Governor, we have heard your wishes.
Now. listen to our demand You must be
the candidate for Vice President.”
Then, turning to the members of the
Kansas delegation, resplendent in their
silk sunflowers, he said:
“Gentlemen, allow me to present to you
the next Vice President of the United
The Governor greeted the members in
dividually and cordially, but persisted in
his urgency that they should not vote for
WITH THE ADMINISTRATION.
Thai Is the Way Kentucky Will
Vote on Vice Presidency.
Philadelphia, June 19.—The Kentucky
delegation held a conference to-night to
consider the vice presidential situation.
The delegates came instructed for ex-Gov.
Bradley, but in view of the popularity of
Gov. Roosevelt, it was deemed expedient
to change their plans. During the. con
sultation Mr. Bradley positively refused
to have his name presented tft the con
The delegation was polled, and it is said
will vote solidly for any candidate satis
factory to the administration.
West Virginia Will Favor the Presi
Philadelphia, June 19.—Senator Scott of
West Virginia said to-night:
“The West Virginia delegation is in
favor of an administration candidate for
the vice presidency. As soon as it makes
known lis wishes the delegation will sup
port President McKinley to the end."
Senator Scott could not say whether the
name of Senator Elkins would ba pre
sent'd to the convention for second place
on the national ticket.
WANTS A TIP FROM HANNA.
When It Conies Virginia'* Delegation
Will Act on It.
Philadelphia. June 19.—George E. Bow
den, national committeeman from Vir
ginia. in speaking to-night for his delega
“Virginia has expressed no preference
In regard to the vice presidency. The del
egation, so far, Is foot loose and fancy
free, it is a McKinley delegation, and
as soon as we get the tip from Hanna we
will act accordingly.”
LODGE TO lIE CHAIRMAN.
He Will Be In Charge \fler Perma
Philadelphia, June 19.—The Committee
on Permanent Organlzalion. of which Gen.
Grosvenor of Ohio is chairman, and
Thomas N. Hasilngs of New Hampshire
secretary, met after the adjournment of
the convention, and by unanimous consent
selected Senator Lodge of 'Massachusetts
for permanent chairman, and voted to
continue Charles W. Johnston of Minne
sota as permanent secretary.
The list of secretaries, clerks and other
officials recommended by the National
Committee was approved and the commit
HE IS FOR EX-SENATOR HILL.
Pryor of Kentucky Want* Him for
Frankfort. Ky., June 19.— Judge w. S.
Pryor, one of the Kentucky delegates at
large to the Kansas City Convention to
day announced 4hat he was for ex-Senaior
David Bennett Hill of New York for Vice
President. The Kentucky delegation in di
vided between Hill and ex-Congressman
Shively of Indiana for second place
HE RIBBED IT ON THE CONVEN
TION AT 12:35 O'CLOCK.
VAST CROWD HAD GATHERED.
GREATEST OVATION WAS GIVEN
TO GOV. ROOSEVELT.
Entrance of New York’s Governor
Furnished the Dramatic Feature.
Temporary Chairman Wolcott’*
Assurance of Success Evoked
Great Applause Demonstration
Given Taylor of Kentucky—Han
na’s Ambition Ken II zed—Lodge to
He Permanent Chairman.
Philadelphia, June 19.—Chairman Han
na, with a rabbit’s foot suspended from
a miniature of McKinley in the lapel of
his coat, surveyed an imposing spectacle
when he called the twelfth Republican
National Convention to order in the spa
cious Export Exposition building in West
Philadelphia at 12:35 to-day.
In the valley below’ him were crowded
the 1.800 delegates and alternates, and
stretching away to the four corners of the
immense hall were endless vistas of peo
ple rising in terraced seats to the avails.
He looked into the face of fully 15,000 men
Opposite, in a broad gallery, were mass
ed a hundred musicians, their leader a
mere pigmy in the distance. The plat
form on which he stood jutted out like a
huge rock into an ocqpn of humanity. Be
low him and flanking the stage was nn
embankment thronged with the represent
atives of the press of the country. Above
was a riot of flags, bunting, eagles,
shields, the. whole scheme of the elaborate
decorations culminating in a huge por
trait of McKinley nestling in the graceful
lolds of the American flag.
About him were the working leaders
of his party and behind, among the dig
nitaries and honored guests of the con
vention, w* re wdiite-haired m* n who had
been present at the .party’s birth in this
city almost half a century ago.
It was not a riotous convention. There
were no wild outbursts of enthusiasm
from the frenzied partisans of rival can
didates, no entrance of delegations wi ll
banners to set the multitudes cheering, mo
fierce skirmishing and clashing of can
didates’ managers ovrr rules of procedure
and contesting delegations. The chieftain
in the coming battle had already been
selected by the unanimous voice of the
R publicans of the country. The man w’ho
stood at the helm of the ship of state for
four years was their unbroken choice.
The platform was the record of his ad
Only One Bl Question.
The only question that remained for
the convention to decide was the vice
presidency, and it was not a sufficient
bone of contention to produce the tu
multuous scenes which usually attend the
assembling of a national convention. The
convention to-day was the dignified gath
ering of the representatives of the Re
publican party to ratify formally the
wishes of the millions whose authority
It was very undemonstrative at* first.
While the crowds and delegates w’ere
tunnelling into the hall before the hour
for calling the convention to order had
arrived, -there were no wild greetings of
party leaders. A scattering applause met
Mr. Hanna as he made his way to the
stage. Gen. Grosvenor, Senator Lodge,
Senator Foraker, ex-Senator Quay and a
few others aroused a fluttering of hand
kerchiefs and a round of handclapping,
but men of national reputation whose
fame has spread away from our shores
across both oceans entered without pro
ducing a ripple. Perhaps most of them
were not recognized. It seemed tame.
There was only that indescribable buzz
of myriads of voices which belongs to a
national convention as the humming of
bees belongs to a field of clover In sum
mer, and it looked as though nothing
could galvanize the thousands into life.
Wheii RooMevolt Entered.
But. just before Chairman Hanna was
ready to drop his gavel Gov. Roosevelt
entered and the vast audience was elec
trified. He stalked in at the main door.
His Rough Rider hat signalled him out
to the craning multitude. Seemingly the
audience had been waiting for him and
the applause that announced his appear
anefe swept over the vast amphitheater
and swelled into a great roar as he made
his way to Ihe seats of the New York
delegation. Senator D>pew and Chairman
Odell of the New York State Committee
were with him. but the crowds had eyes
only for the dashing hero of San Juan.
No stage idol ever made an entrance
more opportunely. But he made no ac
knowledgment of the ovation his appear
ance elicltrd. His Jaw was firmly set
and he came on through (he. press like a
soldier performing a duty. He did not
evt n remove his hat, but pushed! his way
through Ihe delegates who swarmed from
their places to grasp his hand. Fully
two minutes It took for him to traverse
(he length of Ihe hall to his place near
the stage. All of that time Ihe.roar fol
lowed htm and the handkerchiefs rose
and fell like the wings of gulls over a
Mas the Dramatic Feature.
But he made no sign that he realized It
was all for him. When he took his seat
with his slouch hat still on. without hav
ing glanced to either side, the people gave
it up and the cheering gradually subside 1.
But. It broke out afresh a moment after
ward as the band started up the “Star
Spangled Banner." Roosevelt of all the
thousands was fir-t upon his feet, s and
ing erect like a Norway pine, wi h uncov
ered heed, to the rnutlc of the unihem. In
stantly the whole convention ros en
masse as If apologizing for their tardiness.
The entrance of Roosevelt into the con
vention was distinctly the dramatic fea
ture of the session. Then the wheels be
gan to move, hut the convention, under
the spell of his presence, eould not take
Its eyes off him. In him Ihe Interest
seemed centered. During every pi!!lse In
the proceedings he was surrounded by
delegates and newspaper men anxious for
a word. To all he gave, the same answer.
He was not a candidate, lie did not want
•he nomination. Those who wanted htm
nominated left him, saying he would ac
cept and they would nominate him
whether he liked it or not. Those who
did not want htm hastened to spread the
report that he could not be moved Into
Hanna'* Ambition Realized.
Chairmen Hanna's reception, when he
called ihe convention <o order and later
when h marie a brief address, was flat
tering In the extreme, and the smile on
his broad face betrayed the pleasure It
gave him. But the enjoyment he experi
enced over his own reception seemed
nothing compared with the delight he
manifested when for the first time he
mentioned the President's name. The con
vention went off like a rocket. The
cheering was deafening, the Ohio delega
tion leading In the demonstration. Mr.
Hanna's face was a picture. It was.
wreathed in smiles. He showed the ec
staey of the joy he felt over the storm
of approval he had raised. Many, in that
moment, remembered how the President s
Warwick had announced a year ago that
his ambition would be satisfied and his
cup of joy would be full when he called
together the convention that would re
nominate McKinley. Perhaps it was sig
nificant that in his speech Mr. Hanna
made no mention of Cuba or anything
which would furnish a peg on which a
Roosevelt demonstration could be hung.
Wolcott Won A|ipluusc.
The address of Senator Wolcott, the
temporary chairman, which followed, last
ed an hour and ten minutes. It undoubt
edly addedi to the brilliant Colorado Sen
ator's reputation as on orator. Tne key
note he sounded—an account of the stew
ardship of the party—was as much for the
reading millions scattered over the comp
try as for the few thousands who heard h
and it was a difficult role for a fiery and
magnetic speaker to essay. Senator W'ol
cott would l>e at his best speaking in the
opportunity of the moment. Yet the ef
fect he produced to-day thrilled bis audi
ence. With a clear, ringing voice that
reached the remotest sppt of the hall and
with graceful gesture he brought all un
der his spell. Time and again his hear
ers broke into cheers ns he spoke of the
present prosperity of the country and pre
dicted McKinley’s triumphant re-elec.ion.
And when he declared that the Demo
cratic party had been driven by the events
of the Inst, four years from every posi
tion it occupied in 1896 to seek new it sues
in the events of the war with Spiln there
was another frantic outburst.
The same enthusiasm swelled out when
he predicted that this genera Hon, which
had witnessed our recent acquisitions
would seo the American nation girding
half the globe with its flag, extending its
commerce to the uttermost ends of the
earth and Taking its place as a world
powtr among the great w’orld nations—”a
power for good, for peace and for right
But the climax was reached when he.
lifted up his voice and declared that our
dead were hurled in Luzon, and that on
is soil no foreign flag should ever salute
the dawn. In his splendid peroration he
declared that the R< publican piriy, iden
tified for forty years with everything en
nobling and uplifting In our history was
never so “vital, virile and vigorous” as
to-day, and that with untarnished record
it would transmit to posterity an undy
ing love of liberty and of country.
Demonstration to Taylor.
A noteworthy incident of the session was
the remarkable demonstrations to W. S.
Taylor of Kentucky. That hie* party as
sociates look upon him as a martyr to
partisan hatred was evident from their
great ovation. Although they succeeded
in. bringing him to the platform they could
not induce him to make a speech.
The apiK>intment of the committees on
permanent organization, platform, etc.,
concluded the labors of the convention
for to-day. and with the benediction of
the Rev. Edgar M. Le.vy, who delivered
the invocation at the convention held on
IjOcust street in 1856. the convention
having been in session two ani a half
hours, adjourned until to-morrow noon.
To-morrow President McKinley will be
renominated by acclamation and the plat
form will be adopted. The nominal lon of
the candidate for Vice President will go
over to Thursday unless there i a stam
pede and the plans of the Fader* are up
GOT TOGETHER SLOWLY.
Lradfr* Given Slight Applause ns
Convention Hall, Philadelphia. June 19.
The crowds were, alow In gathering at the
When shortly after 11 o'clock the hand
In the gallery awoke the echoes In the
vast roof space there were not more
than 1,000 persona In the great audito
rium. But it was astonishing how rapidly
the crowd began to arrive after that hour.
They poured In in steady streams until
they blackened the acres of seats. An un
usually large number were women, look
ing fresh and sweet In their summer
The leaders were slow In arriving, and It
was not until Senator Hanna put In an ap
pearance at 11:45 that the enthusiasm of
thousands was uncorked. He got a cheer
as he moved up the center aisle the full
length of the hall to the platform. Gen.
Grosvenor, the white-bearded old veteran,
was immediately recognized, and he, too,
got a cheer.
Occupying prominent seats upon the
platform were tout of the fourteen men
now living who were delegates to the first
convention of the Republican parly held
in Philadelphia June 17, 1856. All were
members of the regular Ohio delegation.
Three of them were prominent In the
anti-slavery fight that led to the conven
tion held In Pittsburg Feb. 22, 1856, which
was in reality the precursor of Ihe Phila
delphia convention, and these men, there
fore, claim to be among those who were
chiefly instrumental In forming the Re
Cornelius N. Bliss of Newr York got
somescatterlngapplauseashe came In and
took hln seat with the New York delega
tion. and Senator Platt of New York got
a popular greeting. As the hour of noon
approached the delegates entered in a
solid stream and spread out over the scats
reserved for them.
Meantime the band was playing popular
airs and the scene was impressive and
animated. At noon Senator Hanna took
bis seat at the chairman's table, but al
though ti ls was the hour act for calling
(he convention he wailed a few moments
conferring wi ll Secretary Dick, Senator
Wolcott and others.
Ot (itlon for Roosevelt.
At 12:27 Ihe first pronounced demonstra
tion of the convention occurred. Gov.
Roosevelt came In through the main in
trance arid moved down the center aisle.
He wore his Rough ltlder hat and was
Instantly recognized A d< op reverberat
ing cheer greeted hltn. Men Jumped to
the chairs lo cheer him. wumen fluttered
Iholr handkerchiefs. Delegates crowded
forward to greet him as he moved
through he press, and his entrance, the
atrical though it may have been, was
like that of a conquering hero. He took
his seat Immediately in the rear of Sen
ator Plait and In front ef Senator Depew.
W. S. Taylor of Kentucky came In with
Gov. Bradley of that stale, the former
smlllngandunnifflrd afterall his turmoil.
Juft across was Senator Koraker, with
his hair trsserl. looking as though h" had
been having hard conferences, while Gen.
Grosvenor. looking like a palrUch, cross
ed the aisle and grasped several hands.
Senator E dge and Judge McCall came in
at the head of the Massachusetfs delega
tion and were greeted by Gen, Harry
McKinley anil hong.
"Is It all over'.'” said Blnghanv
''Yes.” said laxlge. "for hong-that's the
ticket, a certainty—McKinley and I/ong.”
Senator Quay smiled grimly from across
'm> aisle. He wore a suit of miller's gray,
and had apparently contracted the som
brero habit, for his hat was of expansive
brim and of the Santiago type. He greet
ed Senator Davis and the two hugged
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BUT THE CHANCES ARE SLIM.
A A'ERY MODERATE DENUNCIATION
OF TRUSTS IS MADE.
Plank Inserted Looking to Ininrlng
a Lower Hale of Interest—Presi
dent Commended for the Action
Taken With Rrnrd tn the Boer
War—Woman’t SufYrngriflt* and Sa*
Strom Were Honrd hy the Commit
tee—The Protective TarllT.
Philadelphia, June 20 —The commute*
on resolutions is having considerable diffi
culty in agreeing upon a declaration of
All the members practically agree upon
the sentiment to he expressed alcng the
entire line of subjects to be covered, but
the difficulty Is In finding common ground
The full committee placed the matter
In the hands of eleven of Its members as
a sub-committee. The sub-commlttee sat
from 6 o’clock until 9, and then adjourned
lo meet at 12 o’clock midnight. At 1
o’clock a. m. It was still In session, with a
view of possible completion of its work
The committee had before It the draft
of the platform prepared by Postmaster
General Smith and Senators Foraker and
Fairbanks. The opinion was expressed by
several of the member* thatN was of too
great length and not sufficiently "catchy”
in phrase for popular consumption. Mr.
Quigg was especially zealous in advocat
ing a change to meet this objection.
The committee, therefore, referred all
the resolutions to him, with instructions to
put them In plain and simple language.
Mr. Quigg spent n part of the evening In
this task, and when the sub-committee
convened at midnight presented his draft
The subcommittee will meet again to
morrow at 9 o’clock, and at 9:30 o’clock
will make its report to the full committee.
Tlie Committee Organised.
The Committee on Resolutions organ
ized immediately after the adjournment of
the convention, and then adjourned to
meet at. the Walton Hotel at 5 o’clock.
On motion of Senator Foraker. Sena
tor Fairbanks of Indiana was chosen
chairman of the committee, and E. Rose
water. the Nebraska member, secretary,
in suggesting Mr. Rosewater’s nomina
tion, Senator Foraker stated that tha
place should be given to him as a com
pliment to his profession of journalism.
The suggestion was received with general
The committee reconvened at 5 o'clock,
when the following members were ap
pointed a sub-commlttee to draft and sub*
mlt a platform to the full committee: Sen
ators Fairbanks of Indiana, Davis of
Minnesota, Gallinger of New Hampshire,
Foraker of Ohio, Carter of Montana and
McCumber of North Dakota and Measrs.
Quigg of New York. Noyes of Maryland.
Madden of Illinois and Rowell of Cali
Senator Penrose of Pennsylvania Intro
duced a declaration for an executive de
partment of the government, to be knovrn
as the department of commerce and in
dustry. but it was referred to the sub
When the sub-Committee convened a del
agatlon of ladles from the Suffrage As
sociation was admitted to present argu
ments for a resolution, which they submit
ted asking Congress to submit, to the state
legislatures an amendment to the eonatl
tullon, granting the elective franchise to
women. The delegation was headed by
Mrs. Carrie Chapman Catt, president of
the. Equal Suffrage Association, and Mrs.
Annio Shaw, vice president of that asso
ciation, and they both made brief speech
es in support of the proposition.
A protest against the suffrage plank was
also submitted. This was handed In bjr
Mrs Francis M. Scqtt of New York. Mrs.
J Ellet Cabot of Massachusetts, Mrs. Car
oline F. Corbin of Illinois. Mrs. R. W. Wil
bur of Oregon, Mrs. Samuel Cnsady of
lowa and Mrs. C. W. Griggs of Washing
ton. each of them president of a state or
city society opposed to the extension of
Against Mob Violence.
Another delegation that was heard very
briefly was eomppsed of colored men, and
was headed by s Representative White.
They asked for the Insertion of a plank
denouncing mob violence In the South. E.
J. Dickinson, also a colored man, asked
ih insertion of a similar plank and Tor
one "protesting against the suppression
of the ball.is of citizens In the Southern
States, which the resolution went on to
dre!re amounts a nullification of tha
constitution and law* of the United
States. The whole matter was referred
’o Mr. L\n h of Mississippi, with insiruc
tlons to draft a plank covering the South
To Lower llafen of Interest.
He M. H inim of Indiana and H. C.
Payne of Wisconsin were heard at some
length In support of the request to Insert
the following plank In the platform:
"The emplo\ ment of the p ople s the
contentment of the people. The greatn*
benefaction to man Is the opportunity for
labor. Our best hope for continued pros
perity Ilea In winning the world's markets
for the products of the American farm
and factory. Low Interest rates are po
tent factor.- in securing this result. The
wise ttnam legislation already enac.al
by the Republican party contribute* o
this end. Having secured stability in our
currency we now favor additional mone
tary legislation to equalize and lower ih
rales of interest by providing a flexible
arid sufficient medium of exchange for the
benefit of the borrower us well as the
lender of money In order that American
commerce may be enlarged and that la
bor may be assured of steady and remun
They made an earnest plea for the reso
lution, hut It met with opposition on tho
ground that It washable, to he lnterpre ed
as calculated to disturb the financial leg
islation already recured.
The draft of the platform a* proposed
by Henatorw Foraker and Fairbanks and
others wa.-, then read hy Mr. Foraker. It
Is the same document which was outlined
In these dispatches on Monday morning,
but several verbal changes we suggest
ed. Objection was made that’it waa too
long and it was referred to a sub-oompilt
tee to revise and shorten If |>osslb!e.
There was considerable discussion of
the financial plank, which as It stands la
an absolute declaration for the gold etand
urd. Several modifications of this reso
lution were considered, among them one
suggested by the Colorado delegation,
which met with favor among the Western
members. It read as follows:
"The Republican party by tradition and
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