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Ik Committee on Credentials
Presents Two Reports
lit Relation to the Contest Between
Michigan Delegates.
Tkt of the Majority, Favoring the Silver Men,
Finally Adopted. •
Tie Committeß on Resolutions sun Wrangling 07ertne
CHICAGO, July S—After passing
through a listless morning session, the
Democratic National Convention wit
nessed two scenes to-night which re
lieved those whose pent up feelings had
no vent in the early part of the day. They
shouted and cheered, sung and stamped,
and fairly turned the great convention
hall into a pandemonium.
It was during the roll call of States on
a motion to adopt the minority report of
the Committee on Credentials that both
demonstrations occurred. The majority
of the committee had submitted a report
unseating the gold members of the
Michigan delegation. Chairman Daniel
had put the question on the adoption
of the minority report, and the voting
b> States was proceeding with compara
tive quiet and some preciseness. When
New York was reached Chairman
Hinckley's large frame loomed up under
the little banner that indicated the lo
cality of the Empire State Democracy.
1 here was silence for a brief second,
then Hinckley's voice rang out: "New
York casts 72 votes aye." A great cheer
went up from all parts of the hall. The
delegates on the floor led the applause,
some of them rising to their feet to give
better space for the display of gymnas
tics, which their enthusiasm forced out
of them. Among the spectators some
one arose and waved his hat, and the
audience rose seemingly in a mass and
cheered like mad.
The cheers began to quiet down after
a few minutes, but the playing of the
band broke in as though it were in
tended as a signal to renew the ap
plause. Up again came the Eastern del
e tes P ,r and up came the spectators. In
the midst of the New York seats a
b-arded man jumped on a chair and
waved his hat. He shouted something
to his fellow delegates, and nearly every |
man among the New Yorkers eaped to
his feet, many standing on their chairs
and shouting like men gone wild in de
lirious joy.
ln that mysterious and indefinable
manner which all those who have seen
a great demonstration of this sort can
appreciate, the cheering suddenly de
creased in volume and seemed to be
away. But Hugh Grant knew his j
subjects, and through his lips came the ,
name of David B. Hill, shouted with all
the ran* power at his command. |
"Hill Hill David B. Hill, became the i
j. thousands, who bad at a moment
before shown signs of abatement. Up j
Ro-'iin came delegates and audience, and i
every man and woman shouted the |
the volume of sound j
the object of it all —who had sat qui't
ly and calmly in his chair while the tu
mult rat--d-— finally appealed by voice j
to subdue so many Comanche inuians, .
* ♦v.mcvVi thmsrs became quieter tor j
ana tauutu I
d. nv..; . to c j
hi theirbrfef paSe! and yelled and .
Gov. i-nor Altgeld arose to speak, but
he was shouted down, and hisses came
with th- shouting. Finally the New
Stay the tumult, and order was re-
counter-charge of tie- silver men.
<\entUHls°ciomm r iUee had been rejected,
and again pandemonium reigned. A
Bland "banner and a Hland band kept
naners and hats were thrown in the air,
iind a scene of the wildest confusion
followed the playing of "Dixie."
Beyond these scenes there was little of
interest that occurred in the convention
hall. Tho morning session passed in a
weary wait for the Committee on Cre
was taken until 5 o'clock. At the even
ing session nothing was accomplished
except the adoption of the report of
I!,- Committee on Credentials. At 9:38
o'clock it was decided not to attempt
the adoption of the platform to-night,
Stttd an adjournment was taken until to
morrow at 10 o'clock.
The Committees Slow in Making
Their Reports.
offensive met ties of yesterday so far as
rdmission to the convention hall was
concerned. By order of the temporary
Chairman. Senator Daniel of Virginia,
just before adjournment last evening,
the doors were opened at il a. m.. and
•ill persons having the right of entry—
delegates, alternates and holders of
tickets—were admitted as soon as they
presented themselves. In that way the
• Sergeant-at-Arms escaped the curses
Which fell thick upon him yesterday
from the thousands who were victims
of his stupid order to keep the doors
cosed until the last moment. The rows
of spectators' seats were early filled
without pushing, confusion or the dis
play of ill-temper, and delegates and
alternates had no difficulty in reaching
their several sections. The we-ather,
which had been rather chilly for some
days past, was sunny and bright this
morning, and there was a delightful
freshness in the air.
The business of the convention was
to have begun at 10 a. m., but punctu
ality is not the cardinal virtue of such
assemblies, and for an hour after that
time the thousands of spectators were
entertained more pleasantly with musi
cal selections, interspersed with cho
iuses, performed by an excellent band
stationed in the gallery back of the
There were few demonstrations in rec
ognition of public favorites as they en
tered the hall. One of them was caused
for Bryan of Nebraska, the boy orator
of the Platte, who with his fellow silver
delegates from that State had gained
a point by the report of the Committee
en Credentials admitting them and ex
cluding their gold contestants.
At a few minutes "before 11 the tem
porary Chairman called the convention
to order and announced that its pro
ceedings would be opened by prayer by
the Rev. Thomas Edward Green, rector
of Gray Church (Episcopal). Cedar Rap
ids, lowa. At this time the section of
the New York delegation was still un
The prayer was as follows:
"We praise Thee, O Lord, we ac
knowledge Thee to be the Lord, and all
the earth does woiship Thee. We adore
Thee as the God of Wisdom and Truth,
for out of Thee oometh every good and
perfect thing. We adore Thee as the
great All-Father, for of one bipod Thou
haist made all the peoples of the earth.
Reveal Thyself to us, we beseech Thee,
alike as Creator, as Father and as
Guide. Rule Thou over us for Thou
art mighty. Teach us, for Thou alone
a*jih know the secret things of eternity.
StW the voices of our contention, for
Thou alone art an infinite God. Espe
cially grant Thy blessing, we beseech
Thee, to this great convention, gathered
together from all parts of our fair land.
In the days that are gone Thou didst
guide our fathers; teach us. then, we
pray Thee.their children. O Thou alone
who canst rule the unruly wills and
affections of sinful men, dominate our
minds for good, for humanity and for
God, and as these, Thy servants, meet
ior high concerns of State, grant them
wisdom, we beseech Thee, that what
they do may tell in years to come in the
advancement and lifting up of our hu
mankind. Save them from error, cleanse
them from prejudice and passions and
unrighteousness; by Thy action may
they triumph over wrong; may liberty
ever drive away oppression; may virtue
predominate over vice, and may Thy
kingdom come and Thy will be done on
earth, and so may the great truth dom
inate and the good of all people, the
sublime philosophy of the commoner of
Nazareth, every where prevail. May Thy
blesaing be upon our children now and
forever. Amen."
Senator White. Permanent Chairman
eleet, relieved Senator Daniel of the
gavel and presided over the informal
proceedings of the convention which fol
lowed, Mr. Daniel being poor in voice
after his exertions of yesterday.
The Chairman announced that the
j first business in order was the report
iof committees, and no business could
|be done except by unanimous consent
j until the committees reported. He
j called the committee in order—the
Committee on Credentials. There was
jno response, and after an interval of
i about ten minutes it was announced
j that the committee were unable to re
assemble after their long night session.
At 11:12 Ex-Senator Martin of Kansas
| was recognized and moved an informal
I recess of five minutes to permit Gov
| ernor Hogg of Texas to address the con-
Governor Hogg- beg.in by saying this
! sn °uld be a proud occasion for every
' American citizen. He advocated the
| cultivation of a spirit of friendliness in
j order to win the victory next November.
Every Democrat in the United States
! should lay aside his prejudices and
I m * rca ~vith Ids rival brother against
the common enemy, the Republican par
| ty (cheer*), which was pleading in glit
tering generalities and promising bet
| tei behavior if the people would only try
j them again. Their tight should not be
waged with each other, but with the
common foe. If the Democrats only
united they could carry consternation,
disaster and defeat into the Republi-
I can ranks. (Cheers.) He assailed the
j Republican doctrine of protection and
| bounties, and said the Republican party
proposed to destroy labor organizations
and had organized syndicates atiu trusts
J for that purpose. It proposed, through
i tie- use of the Federal courts, backed
by Federal bayonets, to strike down
I and overawe those labor organizations.
In condemning the Republican party
for its declaration hi regard to gold and
j silver. Governor Hogg exclaimed in
tones of indignation: "Are you Ameri-
I cans, are you truckling sycophants,
winning smiie» from foreign crowns?"
Governor Hogg's "five minutes" were
stretched Into half an hour, but Still
tla r - were no tidings frnm the Commit
tee on Credentials, and amid vociferous
cries for "Hill," who was not present,
the Chair recognized Senator-elect
Mon. y of Mississippi, who moved that
Senator Blackburn of Kentucky be tn*
vited to the stand.
Blackburn, the first pronounced can
didate to be heard, was received with
tumultuous applauso.
Senator Blackburn said: "Democrats
of America have gathered here to do an
Important work. They are charged with
a great duty. The vast majority of the
American people are suffering and look
to this convention to correct their
grievances and to right their wrongs.
You have opened this campaign in
Splendid style; State by State, you have
swept over the skirmish line; you have
pome here instructed by an overwhelm
ing majority of your party and your peo
ple. Th.-; c can be no doubt as to where
your duty lies. You are here to meet
the reasonable expectations of your
people. They do not need to be told (be
■ lUSe they know) that they are co-day
the victims of vicious and unjust legis
lation. They know and they have in
structed you to declare tha.t they will
no longer submit tarm-Jy to the class
legislation under which they have
groaned for twenty years. They have
not sent you here to quarrel among
"Let us take no action that la not tem
pered with the fullest measure of fair
ness. Let us declare to the world that
which we approve and that which we
disapprove. Let us promulgate a plat
form which neither human nor devilish
ingenuity can subject to more than one
construction; let us declare that we are
here to promulgate a platform that shall
be in line with the oft repeated dec
laration of our party, and that shall not
obscure or deflect public attention from
the one main issue upon which this con
test turns. Let us declare what we ap
prove and what we disapprove. Let us
declare that we want to unlock the doors
of the American mint and that we mean
to put silver back where it was before.
(Cheers.) That we mean the unre
stricted, the unlimited free coinage of
both gold and silver on even terms,
without discrimination and without
the slightest regard to the action of any
other power on this earth. (Cheers.)
"Let us declare further that the Dem
ocratic party docs not approve the Issue
of coin bonds in a time of profound
peace. Let us declare that we do not
approve of giving the right of options
to the men who hold obligations or the
men who hold thv-m. Let us declare
that we do not approve but condemn
the greenbacks and treasury notes. Let
us declare further that we are not In
favor of perpetuating either a national
debt or a national banking system.
"You cannot persuade the American
people to believe that the depressed con
dition of their industries is not the re
sult of vicious legislation. You cannot
make them believe that the fires have
gone out in their furnaces, that the
spindles have ceased to hum in their
factories, that the farmer is no longer
able to get the best of prices for his
products, and that a million unem
ployed laborers are to-day tramping the
highways of the country, while the laws
under which they live are equitable and
fair. They know better.
"It seems to me, my countrymen,
that the correction of those evils ia the
duty which devolves upon this great
Democratic nation. The eyes of the
c ountry, the eyes of the world, rest fixed
and centered on this hall of assembled
Democrats. (Cheers.) If prosperity is
to be brought back to take the place of
poverty; if happiness is to be given once
more to the American people; if free
institutions are to be safe picketed and
anchored in the hearts of our people, it
will only be when the banner under
which you gather here floats out once
more in proud triumph from the dome of
our country's Capitol.
"It is in your hands to give this boon
to the American people. Be temper
ate; be conservative, but be manly and
be brave. Do not fail to gather the
fruits of the splendid victory which you
have already inaugurated. You have
carried the outer trenches, but the inner
citadel is to be contended for in No
vember. Let us do nothing except with
an honest effort to sustain the senti
ment of the people behind us.
"I appeal to every Democrat —whether
he be with the majority or with the mi
nority, whether he be for a single
standard or for a double standard—to
remember, in God's name, that he is a
! Democrat still. (Applause.) I pin my
faith to the principles and loyalty of
my party. Remember, my countrymen,
that for twenty years we have waged
the ftght, uiKuved by power, stubbornly
contesting every inch of ground, and
now we are on the eve of the fruition of
our hopes. We read without doubt or
uncertainty tho restoration of the Dem
ocratic party to power. By all the sa
cred traditions that gather about our
party, by all the hopes that nerve us
for the future, appealing to your loyal
ty, appealing to your patriotism, ap
pealing to your courage and to your
love of country, 1 beg of you, fellow -
Democrat*, to make a platform that
shall tell the truth and rally as one
man to vindicate its fairness." (Ap
As Senator Blackburn sat down more
cries were raised for Hill without re
sponse. A motion to adjourn for half
an hour was voted down, and the band
J was started up to drown the confusion
j which prevailed.
Henry of Mississippi moved that Bry
an of Nebraska be invited to the stand.
This was received with every demon-
I St ration of approval, but the Chair an
j nounced that Bryan was not in the hall.
! Governor Altgeld of Illinois was then
; called for, and rising in the body of the
| hall, indicated a desire to give way to
! The Chair stated that Hill was SH
agged with the Committee on Resolu
tions, and was not in the hall.
Overmeyer Of Kansas took the stand
I and declared that the seat of empire
I was transferred from the Atlantic
! States to the Mississippi Valley. The
day of the common people had dawned
I and the "dollar of our daddies" would
be restored.
This sentiment was received with un
bounded enthusiasm.
The 1 and once more filled up the
i interlude to kill time.
Governor AKgeid was again called on
as a requisition to stop the gap His
swarthy visage as it appeared along
side the Chairman was greeted With
j cheers, to which he responded by say
ing that he did not come here to make
Ja speech, hut to assist in nominating a
j Presidt nt and forming a platform
j which should bring hope to the people.
He was listt ned to with attention as
he proceeded to discuss the cause of the
j existing condition of distress, which he
: summarised as the combined action of
i the moneyed interests of the world to
j make money dear and property and la
j bor cheap. The first step in this plan
. was to strike down silver. This doubled
i the work Of gold and doubled its pur
chasing power. The consequence was
that prices were only half as high as
when we had both metals, and it took
j all the farmer could raise to pay his
fixed charges—his interest and his
tax S. The farmer was prostrated, the
;m< rchant and the railroads did less
business, and the laborer was out of
i employment.
| "Shall we continue this system?" he
asked, "or go back to where we were
j before?" and a loud chorus of "noes"
I was the result.
j "Shalt we go on," he added, "paying
interest op "oil-cent dollars, or go back
and pay interest on 100-cent dollars?
That is the great question before the
He i bars t rized the Republican Con
vention as ' Mark Banna's trust." At
that convention Hanna nominated a
candidate with one idea and that idea
wrong. (Laughter.) That convention
adopted a single gold standard, and the
English money lenders approved it.
j Englishmen were always delighted with
(anything that tended to get more blood
and more sweat out of the American
j people. (Renewed laughter and cheers.),
The same men were here trying to put
the same halter upon us. "Are you go
ing to stand it?" he inquired, and the
response was a vigorous "No."
Another point loudly cheered was
when he declared: "We will have no
straddling on candidates. Those gentle
men who have to consult the tin roosters
when they get up in the morning in or
der to see what their opinions are for
the day have no show in this conven
tion. The hand of compromise," he
said, "never yet ran up the Hag of free
dom. No compromise army ever fought
the battle of liberty."
As he retired from the stand he was
greeted with loud cheers.
George Fred Williams of Massachu
setts was next called upon, and was
greeted with a cry of "Three cheers for
Gtorge Fred Williams:" He combatted
the assertion that the seat of empire
had been transferred from the Atlantic
Coast to the Mississippi Valley. The
seat of empire was where it ever was, in
all the States of the Union, and the
battle now being waged was for the
restoration of the union of the States.
At this hour. 1 p. m.. the Chair an
nounced a partial report of the Commit
tee on Credentials, recommending that
each of the Territories and the District
of Columbia be granted six votes. Sec
ond, after careful comparison of the
credentials as returned by the Na
tional Committee they found all of
them correct except those from the
States of Nebraska and Michigan. In
regard to Nebraska they had to report
that the delegation headed by W. J.
Bryan should be admitted. They asked
further time as to the balance.
Mooney of Nebraska arose and grace
fully offered to vacate the seats of the
Siting members for the benefit of their
successful contestants.
The motion to adopt the report was
declared carried by a viva voce vote.
At 1:10 the gold delegation from Ne
braska retired to a march tune by the
hand and their silver successors took
their places.
The Bryan men, as they marched in
headed by silver-tipped speats and a
fanner bearing Bryan's name in silver
V Iters, were vociferously applauded.
Shortly afterward Senator Daniel (at
1:18) resumed the chair, and Governor
Ben Tillman of South Carolina was in
vited to address the convention. The
reply was made, however, that the Gov
ernor was in attendance at the meeting
cf the Committee on Credentials.
At 1 :.'J7 ARgeld moved that the con
vention take a recess until 5 o'clock.
The proposition was met with shouts of
disapproval. Thereupon the Chairman
(White of California) stated that it had
become manifest that there would be
no report from the Committee on Cre
dentials for some time, and that the
motion just made was the result of that
Finlay of Ohio moved that the report
of the Committee on Permanent Organ
ization be now read, and that the con
vention proceed to its permanent or
ganization, leaving the report on cre
dentials to be acted on subsequently.
The Chair ruled that as there was no
permanent roll of the body there could
be no declaration of a permanent or
He then put the question on the mo
tion for a recess, and declared it car
So the convention took a recess until
5 p. m.
The convention reassembled at 5:15
p. m. Senator Daniel was in the Chair
as Temporary Chairman. The section
assigned to the New York delegates
was, however, an exception to the gen
eral rule, very few of the members of
that delegation being present. Senator
Hill, Governor Flower and Mr. Whit
ney were conspicuously absent. Perry
Belmont hovered around as though he
had no particular liking for his sur
roundings. There appeared to be no
business ready for presentation, and the
band filled up the time to the general
enjoyment and satisfaction.
Senators Harris of Tennessee. Cock
rell of Missouri, Jones of Arkansas and
Tillman of South Carolina, with ex-
Senator Grant of Texas, moved around
uneasily from section to section,
At 5:30 an order went forth through
the Sergeant-at-Arms that the Com
mittee on Credentials would meet in its
room immediately, and the audience
amused itself for some time with cries
for Bryan, but these calls met with no
At 5:40 Senator Hill, followed by many
members of the New York delegation,
came into the hall, and was immediately
recognized and greeted with cheers and
shouts of "Hill, Hill." No notice of
this demonstration was taken by him,
but he and his companions quietly took
their seats.
Soon afterward Colonel John R. Fel
lows came in from another quarter of
the hall and joined his associates.
In an aisle Is close proximity to the
New York section there was at this time
a group of distinguished politicians in
an apparently earnest and anxious col
loquy. The group consisted of Senators
Harris, Jones and Tillman and Governor
Stone of Missouri.
At 5:50 the Committee on Credentials
presented its complete report admit
ting to seats the contesting silver dele
gates from the Fourth Michigan Dis
trict—Messrs. Chamberlain and Hart;
also admitting the contesting delegates
from the Ninth Michigan District—
Messrs. Hoyt and White, and recogniz
ing the right to their seats of all the
other delegates from Michigan.
Crosby of Massachusetts explained
that this meeting had lasted nearly all
night and most of the day. The minor
ity felt that it should be known that in
their opinion the report was a great in
justice. Crosby's voice was very weak,
and he spoke with a running accom
paniment of cries of "louder" and de
risive applause, most of his remarks
ii; ing delivered in dumb show. He
closed by offering an amendment to re
tain the four unseated members in their
Brennan of Wisconsin also advocated
the adoption of the minority report and
said they feared the effect of the adop
tion of the majority report upon the
country. He entered into details of the
contest, and said the report in this case,
if adopted, would establish the fact that
i majority in first Hush of success might
go into a sovereign State and upset the
action of a legal convention. (Cheers.)
He charged that the contest originated
only three or four weeks ago. when cer
tain facts became apparent as to the
majority of the convention. He had
since became acquainted with the ma
jority, and he appealed to their sense, of
Justice and fairness.
Taylor of Arkansas, a member of the
Committee on Credentials, argued
against the majority report, and de
clared himself in favor of the list of
delegates from Michigan as prepared
by the National Committee.
Governor McLaurin of Mississippi,
another member of the Committee on
Credentials, gave a history of the ela
tion of delegates in Michigan, asserting
that there was a clear majority of Dem
ocratic votes in that State in favor of
silver, so that there was no issue here
to throttle the will or to stifle the pur
pose of that majority of Democrats. He
spoke of the orders issued from Wash
ington to Federal office-holders in
Michigan to carry that State at all
hazards for gold, and he said that it
was a question for the convention to
decide whether the men who repn -
sented the majority of the Democrats
of that State were to be driven out of
the convention.
Tike audience manifested impatience
at the length of McLaurin's explana
tion, and broke in with constant cries
for a speech from Hill, but notice was
given if these interruptions were per
sisted in the galleries would be cleared.
The threat was of little avail, for hard
ly had Governor McLaurin taken up
the thread of his story again when the
shouts for Hill broke out afresh.
Then the Sergeant-at-Arms made the
solemn proclamation: "Ladies and gen
tlemen, the Chair has requested the
Sergeant-at-Arms to instruct the As
sistant Sergeants-at-Arms and the po
lice department to remove from the gal
leries anyone who disturbs the meeting,
and he will carry out the order."
Governor McLaurin then brought his
remarks to a close.
Saulsbury of Delaware opposed the
majority report. He said he had been
elected on a I<"> to 1 platform, and he
could not conceive of the convention do
ing injustice by seating those who were
not qualified as delegates.
Stevenson of Michigan opposed the
report of the majority. He said he did
not desire to discuss the financial ques
tion now, but desired the rights of the
delegates to sit in the convention. "The
convention," he added, "has no right to
sit as a Committee on Credentials on a
State convention. It may answer its
purpose now, but it will make a prece
dent which will return to damn you
some day. (Cheers.) The only safe
Democratic doctrine is to stand by prec
edents and to '..eat the delegates who
hold the only credentials that have been
issued from those districts."
Ex-Lieutonant-Governor Sheehan, a
member of the National Committee,
made a statement to prove the impar
tiality of that committee on the various
contests, and argued in opposition to
the majority report of the Committee
on Credentials.
Blake of Texas, a member of the
Committee on Credentials, argued in fa
vor of the majority report. He said that
on principle he was opposed to going
behind the returns, but in this case the
evidence was abundant that the State
convention had been manipulated in
the gold interest, and'the will of the
people slighted. In his judgment, the
whole infernal delegation from Michi
gan ought to be turned out. (Cheers.)
The Committee on Credentials acted
justly in reporting in favor of admitting
the contestants in the Fourth and
Ninth Districts.
"You understand the question," he
said. "Vote for the majority report,
and you will do what is right."
McKnight of Michigan, also a member
of the Committee on Credentials. ,< ked
the support, not only of the silver men,
but of the convention in support of the
majority. He stated that the State of
Michigan elected a majority of 200 to
their convention in favor of silver, and
when the Administration in Washing
ton found this out Ste\enson was sent
from Washington to upset the will of
the people.
"There is not a word of truth in all
that," said Richardson from his seat.
As McKnight proceeded furtner with
his statement of alleged facts, Weadock,
one of the delegates at large, seated in
the front row, immediately facing the
speaker, said in an audible voice:
"That's a lie." No notice was taken of
this interruption.
McKnight closed by saying that if the
majority report were adopted the Dem
ocrats would carry Michigan by at least
25,000 majority.
Brucker of Michigan declared that he j
had always been a free silver man, and
that there were enough silver delegates
In the convention to nominate a Presi
dent by two-thirds majority without the
necessity of committing highway rob
bery. (Applause and laughter.)
C. S. Thomas of Colorado, a member
of the National Committee, next took
the stand, but the audience was be
coming Impatient, and raised loud cries
of "vote." He held that it would be a
mistake to attempt to elect a Demo
< ratlc President by overturning the will
Of a sovereign State. He warned them
that they could not afford to strike down
the State of Michigan simply for the
purpose of obtaining a two-thirds ma
Powers of Utah, a member of the
Committee on Credentials, argued In
support of the majority report of that
committee, on the ground that the title
of the sitting delegates from the Fourth !
and Ninth Districts of Michigan was !
tainted with fraud. It was not for the
purpose of having a silver majority in
the convention that he would exclude
these men and seat tho contestants in
their place—because they had a two
thirds majority already—but because
the actiun would be right and just.
State Senator Thomas F. Grady of
New York spoke against the majority
report. He referred to the frequent
statements in the newspapers weeks ago
that the Michigan delegates would be
unseated for the purpose of making the
abrogation of the two-thirds rule un
necessary, but he declared that the peo
ple of the United States would not be
deceived by the action of the conven
tion in this matter.
At this point one of the numerous po
licemen stationed in the building en
deavored to prevent the entrance of a
delegate, and a small-sized row and
soipe excitement ensued, but the Chair
man ordered the band to strike up, and
the convention quieted down.
Resuming his remarks, Senator Grady
said it seemed his misfortune never to
make a speech without raising some'
kind of a row. "My purpose in speak
ing." he said, "was to avoid a row.
There must be a row, if not here, in some
place else, if we overturn precedent,
which is a part of party discipline it
self, by adopting this report,"
The discussion was closed with two
more gpeeehei, one by Weadock of
Michigan ami the other by McDonnell
of Colorado. Little or no attention,
however, was paid to these speeches, as
the crowd in the galleries was quite
turbulent and could not be kept in or
der. The convention itself, as well as
(Continued on Sixth Page.) ■
The Death List Continues to Increase as
Details Are Received.
Sixty Thousand People Exported to
Have Been Killed.
Many of the Survivors Now on the
Verge of Starvation—The Wave,
Which Originated Not Far From
the Coast, Extended Over a Terri
tory of Three Hundred Miles, Des
troying Almost Everything.
VICTORIA, July B.—The steamer
Braenier arrived from the Orient this
morning and brought news up to June
2l'd. It has additional details about the
recent tidal wave. There were 14.HT0
people killed and 4,536 houses de
stroyed by the wave in the Miyas Gi
Prefecture; and in Iwate Prefecture
22,186 perished, while 1,244 were in
jured and 5,030 houses destroyed, mak
ing total in the two Prefectures of '.u.
loij killed, 1,244 injured, and 9,616
houses destroyed. The number of
deaths in the Aomori Prefecture is
not known yet. ln the Miyagi Prefec
ture the \illages of Shizukawa. Otani.
Otatsu and Karakuwa suffered most
from the wave. In Iwate Prefecture.
Kisen-Numa, Sakari, Kamaishi and
Kuji were most damaged. In Aomori
Prefecture, Minatok. Hachinohe and
Miyako were severely damaged.
A dispatch to the "Yomiura" from
Morika, dated June LOth, states that
over 60,000 people were either killed or
injured by the recent calamitous wave
Over 506 koku of rice were sent from
Hakodate to various places for the sur
vivors, who nvere on the verge of star
In the Minami District three towns
and_ eight villages were overwhelmed;
5,627 persons were drowned, 382 were
injured and 1,236 houses were de
A full investigation will probably
double these figures.
In Awomori Prefecture 300 persons
perished; there were injured 143, eigh
teen houses were destroyed and 480
schools demolished. Over 150 bodies
were cast ashore on an island five miles
distant from Kama Is hi. '
The following figures refer to the
Kesen District: 6,009 dead 313 in
jured, 8,518 houses destroyed' The "Ni
chi Nichi" states that the survivors of
the recent disaster are subsisting on fish
washed ashore by the wave. They are
compelled to cat them raw, having no
cooking appurtenances. The ships Dai
san Choan, Maru, Kaijo. Myosin am
Kompira, which were in Kamaishi Ha*,
bor on the night of Monday, were left
by the wave, almost uninjured, inland
among the fields.
The visitation will probably be re
membered as the most extensive of its
kind since 1854, when the provinces ot
Sugura, Totomi, Mikawa. Iga Ise Sett
su. Harma, Awa, Sanuki. lyo and Tosa
were swept by huge waves in Novem
The wave originated not far from the
Japanese coast, probably in an exten
sive displacement of the seabed on
southwestern edge of Tuscarora Deep
and it appears to have visited over 300
miles of coast line. Even in Hokkaido'
it wrought destruction. The most south
erly limit of the ravages appears to
have been just a little north of the fa
mous archipelago of Matushima. Had
the wave impinged upon the coast south
Of Kinkasan it would have worked ruin
among the towns and villages such as
Isinomaki. Shiogama. Nobiru, and
others. But it missed the premonitory
and began its devastation with the vil
lages of Onagawa and Okachi, situated
across the neck of the peninsula.
Thence to the northward its ravages
may be traced by reports that have
come from Kesen-Numa, Hamisho and
other towns and hamlets.
The country between Miyako and Ke
sen-Numa has hilly peninsulas, a fiord
like coast, with mountain ridges lead
ing down to It. The harbors are stated
to be the finest in Japan. The fishing
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has been laid waste.
Japanese papers have in any theories
as to the cause of the sudden ocean dis
turbance. Some suggested that a vol
canic eruption had taken place far out
in the Pacific. Another theory is that a
huge cave-in occurred In the southern
part of the great deep, beginning off
Ishinomaki and stretching over 700
miles northward and eastward.
A Hachinohe telegram states that
ashore in the Kamikita district of the
Kotnorito Prefecture, from whEh the
conclusion is drawn that the wave tray-
The" Jiji" says, referring specially to
the Motoyoshi district, that though the
bodies recovered were only live or six
hours in the water, th< y looked as if
they had been tossed by the waves
seven weeks. The bodies were laid in
heaps, in many cases with nothing to
cover them. A telegram from Kamaislil
states that only 2,000 out of a popula
tion of 6,500 were save ! from that plae
Those who escaped were more or loss
injured. The medical assistance was
Insufficient. The wave reached a hight
ishi. He stated that a great nsnj|
Japanese fishing bouts had been de-
No damage to European vessels has
be. a reported. The Oshirohni* and
their officers and families were swept
Results of the Events at Sheepshead
Day and Latonia.
sults of to-day's races: I Mac mile, Farth
ing won. Trilette second, Tho Druid
third. Time—l:44 4-."..
Six furlongs, Lambent won, Tha
Swain second, Ed Kearny third-
One mile, Intermission won, Casetta
Five furlongs, Plying Squadron won,
Lady Mitchell second, Prisoner third.
One and one-quarter miles, Gold
Crest won, Doggett second. Long BeucH
third. Time —2:11.
LATONIA, July B.— Results of to
day's races: Six furlongs, WWnatda
won. Major Tom second, Nellie Foley
third. Time— LIT 1 ,.
Five furlongs, India won. Will Wal
lace second, Hamza third. Time—l:o2%.
Mile and seventy yards, Mm rod won,
Aimee second, Jess Clark third. Timd
One mile, Hermes won, Egbert second.
Byron McClelland third. Time—l:42%.
Four furlongs, Turtle Dove won, Car
rie F. second, Taluca third. Time-
Six" furlongs, Clissie B. won, Cecil
second, Remnant 11. third. Time—
Terrible Deed of a Han Crazed With
Hatred and Jealousy.
NEW YORK, July B.—Crazed with
hatred and jealousy, William Johnson,
this afternoon shot and fatally woumhd
tnih.un H. Sutton, 525 years old, ttving
on Greenwich street, fired another shot
at Sutton's wife, seriously wounded a,
Greek flower peddler named Bas-sileua
Kenacas, 5 years of age, and finally,
when run down and almost captured
by a policeman, shot himself through
the head, dying instantly. ►
Johnson and the woman were former
ly intimate friends in Chicago, and
among other presents which he gave
her was a gold watch. They finally
cuarreled, and Mrs. Sutton eamo tn
New York. Here, she says, she met her
husband and went to live with him.
Johnson met them this afternoon and
after some words with the woman
asked her for the watch he had given
her. She refused and the shooting fol
No Date Yet Fixed for the Wedding.
NEW YORK, July B.—No new date
has yet been fixed for the proposed wed
ding of Miss Grace Wilson and Cornel
ius Vanderbilt, Jr. The latter is still
confined to his room, and from the latest
reports l it is not at all likely that ho
will be able to be about for at least a
week. Miss Wilson has returned from
Bay Shore and is at the home of her
father, Richard T. Wilson, 511 Fifth
Cholera Among British Troops.
CAIRO. July 7.—Since Sunday cholera
has made its appearance among the
British troops at Wady Haifa. Four
new cases aaid four deaths from the
disease are reported.

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