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NEW-YORK, THURSDAY, JUNE 24, 1880.
PRICK FOUR CENTS.
V-B_. AL. 4-t^_-._m_._mdXA*
ONE BALLOT AT CLVCINNATI.
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HANCOCK AHEAD, BUT NO CHOICE.
TAMMANY RULED OUT OF THR CONVKNTION?A
IaOXQ AND ACUIMONIOL'8 DEBATE?THB BALLOT
?MB. TILDEN AND MR. PAYNE NOT FORMALLY
NOM1NATKD IN THE CONVENTION, BUT BOTH
The Cincinnati Convention was called to
order yesterday at 10:40 a. m.
The majority report of the Committee on
Credentials. was promptly presented. It ad?
vised that both delegations from Massachusetts
be seated, and that ths sitting delegates from
tbe XXVIth District of Pennsylvania and
from tbe State of New-York be allowed to
retain their places.
A minority report was read by Mr. Carroll,
of Kansas, advising that Tammany Hall be
allowed to have twenty seats. Over the two
reports occurred an exciting struggle, one
hour being allowed for the discussion. John
Kelly, of New-York, was called for by the
chairman to present the case of the Tam?
many contestants. The mention of his
name was received with cheers and
hisses. Mr. Kelly was not In the hall,
and Mr. Geo. W. Miller, of Albany, took the
platform in his behalf amid applause. He
made an earnest speech. Araasa J.* Parker
also spoke for the contestants. Ex-Governor
Hubbard, of Texas, Colonel Fellows, Mr. Peck?
ham, Mr. Westbrook and Mr. Young supported
the majority report. Colonel Fellows was
severe on Mr. Kelly. A motion to substitute
the minority for the majority report was lost
by a vote of 205-2 to 457. The delegates
rom New-York were excused from votiner
on the motion at their own request. The
majority report was then adopted.
The Permanent Officers were then elected,
with ex-Governor Stevenson, of Kentucky, os
The Committee on Resolutions not being
ready to report, the roll of States was called
for the presentation of names of candidate*.
Judge Field was nominated by California.
Senator Bayard, by Delaware 5 Mr. Morrison,
by Illinois j Mr. Hendricks, by Indiana 5 Mr.
Thurman, by Oliio; and Geneial Hancock by
Pennsylvania. Tbe names of Mr. Tilden and
Mr. Payne were not formally presented. One
ballot was taken, resulting as follow* :
*_. Whole number of votes.728 lafl
Necessary to a choice.J8tf
Hendricks. 1? 1-3
-hinman. 68 1-51
The Convention then adjourned until to-day.
THE OPENING OF THE CONTEST.
OENERAL AS**KCr OF THR CONVKNTION ON ITS
FIRST FIELD DAY?TELEGRAPHIC ENTERPRISE?
TAMMANY t-IONALf.T DEFKATkD?MR. KELLY Mfr
SZTEKD BY SUPPOSED FRIENDS.
IBT TKLEOHAP1I TO THE TRlBt'MK.1 '
CntCDfNATi, June 23.?Tbe crowd of yesterday
was great, but tbe crowd of to-day was greater.
There always is room io a conventiou for a thousand
or so more, at least that is tbe opiuiou of tho peo?
ple who want to get in, aud tbey usually prove it
by getting in. They got in to-day, swarmed upou
the platform and fiLlod it full to the edges over
which tbey bung such superfluous legs as conld uot
be accommodated there: pushed their way In
among tbe reporters and squeezed tbe elbows of
tbat timid aud shrinkingly modest class until they
ould not work their pencils t stood in
the aisles to bo roared at by long-haired
delegates from the Southwest, wbo follow the pro?
ceedings with as much attention as tbey would
at a circus and aro anxious to get their money's
worth; poured up into the galleries ana wben they
had filled them to overflowing unanimously took oft
their coats and fanned themselves at a rapid rate.
The galleries appeared in full dress this hot morn?
ing?shirt sleeves aud palm-leaf fans. Let it be
said for the good fame of tbe party that the display
was most creditable. Even Massachusetts .Repub?
licans could hardly have had more impressive Linen.
Tbo ladles' amphitheatre was even more picturesque
than yesterday; there was a large addition to their
number and a great multiplication of flattering
ribbons and graceful fans.
Perhaps the most interesting patt of the whole
spectacle was that which could hardly bave seemed
picturesque to any one, and, perhaps, did not eveu
seem impressive. This was the regiment of report?
ers .and correspondents, 200 of them seated in a
brood oone crossing the ball in rront of tbe stage;
a trifle of fifty, perhaps, clustered ou tbe stage, and
in each of the gal1 eries looking down on the stage
between 100 aud 200 more. Under each of the
galleries tbe rival telegraph companies had their
offices, and back of them scores of operators click?
ing tbe news away the instant a vote was cast or a
speech was made. The American Union ran a
slender nnenmatio tube over the heads of the re?
porters to tbe matre, and its bulletins for nil parts
of the country were shot iuto the opcratiuc-rootn
tn a twinkling. These 500 busy men rcoresenting
every large newspaper in the country driving their
pencils over the paper os fast as they can fly. are to
tbe rest of tbis great audience as CO.000.000 are to
5,000. These are the eyes with which Maine and
Texas, New-York and California see, and the cars
with which tbev hear tbis Convention ; and os tbe
pencils fly, and the telegraph boys rush hither and
thither with the dispatches, flung off every moment
ou all sides like leaves shaken from the treen, anil
the news leaps along the wires to every point of the
Union, it is impossible not to lind all tbis strange
There was such a crowd on the platform that it
seemed doubtful whether Judge Hoadley could
swing his trip-hammer mallet without being the
death of somebody; but be did, and called npon the
toa ve ut iou to rise for prayer.
The first business in order was the report of the
Committee on Permaneut Organization. This was
read, announcing ex-Senator John \V. Stevenson, of
Kentucky, permanent chairman. The selection
was mode in reality long since, as The Tribune
dispatches showed a week ago. Ex-Senator Steven
sou's name was greeted witb cheers. The only
other portion of the report in wbicn tbe Convention
took much interest was upon tbe representation of
the District of Columbia aud the Territories. Tho
memorial of the Territories asked that tbey might
be allowed votes as is tbe custom In tho Republican
Conventions, while tbe plea of tbe District of Co?
lumbia wm both for seats sud votes. The Commit?
tee recommended tbat two dehgstes be admitted
from each Territory and tbe District, with all tbe
rights of the delegates from States, except the right
As tits question was about to be pat on the report
of the committee, General Pierce M. B. Young, of
Georgia, chairman of tbe Committee on Cn-deii
ttala, appeared wltb his report snd demanded the
floor os a question of tbe highest privilege. This
was denied by tbs ebairman, Judge Hoadley, bnt
after some uncousequentiat talk by various dele?
gated a motion bo receive the report of tbo Commit?
tee on Credentials was pat aud earned.
Tbe.report disposed of tbe Massachusetts case
toty briefly, saying that Ute reeommontution for tbe
iou oi both delegations, each witb one half of
the vote of the 8tate, was made upon the joint re?
quest of the two delegations.
The reading of that portion of tho report which
closed with the recommendation that the sitting
delegates from Now-York retain their seats was
well cheered by the New-Yorkers in tho galleries.
To the surprise of some, a minority report was sub?
mitted, but the minority being bo small it was
supposed the attempt to make a contest
might be abandoned in advance. Mr. Carroll, of
Kansas,the chairman of the uiinority.waB ambitious
to road his own report, and tho little colloquy tbat
took place was ouly worth mentioning because it
illustrated Judge Hoadlev's methods of presiding,
which suggested the contortions of an electric eel.
General Young first asked that the secretary should
bo allowed to read tho report, nnd then, when Mr.
Carroll's desire to read it himself becamo evident.
General Young suggested ho should do so. " The
gentleman from Kansas shall have his own way
abont it," said Judge Hoadley, witb a grimace and
a sudden jerk of the hinge of his spinal column, and
in a voice in which a man might properly announce
a fire in hia bouse when his insurance policy had
expirH. Mr. Carroll's report was a plea for har?
mony, and a recommendation that twenty delegates
be admitted from Tammany Hall. It may interest
New-Yorkers to know that the Tammany
Hull Democracy appeared in this Convention under
the brand-new name of the Democrac.v of Shake?
speare Hall. At the conclusion of tho reading
General Young stated that the committee had spent
the night in the investigation of tho case of New
York, and that he was directed b.v the committee
to demand tbe previous question upon the report.
This motion was seconded, mid when General
Young afterward attempted to withdraw. Mr.
Smalley, of Vermont, mado a point of order that he
had not the right to do so, and was sustained
There were cries from various parts of the houso
for the call of Staten. "Unit, of coarse,'1 surd
Judge Hoadley i "that, of course." he repeated in
tbe si.me nervous and hasty way ns belore.
TnE FIRST KOI.Ia-CAUe.
Tho roll-call was without special incident, and
was not followed with great interest. There could
uot well be a lest vote with a dooen candidates in
the field, and the question presented no dividing
liue for the sentiments of the Convention. It
seemed to be apparent, however, that a great tunny
of the votes against the previous question were ac?
tuated hy the old nnli-Tilden following. The gal?
leries, which had had little chance to exercise their
heels or their lungs, applauded votes on ono side or
the other impartially. When the State of New-York
was called Daniel Manning arose and stated that
New-York declined to vote. Judge Hoadley put the
question, in a loud voice, "' Shall tba Slate of
New-York be excused from voting f" und decided
it amid general applause that, there being no ol>
Jection, she was so excused. The roll-call showed
655 votes cast, of which 360 were for the previous
question, 205 aurainst. If New-York had voted for
the previous question, there would havo been 4T10
votes in ifs favor. Thc nnnouncemciit was cheered.
General Young then mode ibo point of order that
under tbo rules of tho House cd Representatives
one hour was allowed for ilehato ; of that time, ho
said, ho would allow lorty minutes to the con?
testants aud their friends. Under the impression
that General Young himtelf intended to speak,
there were loud cries of " platform, platform," and
Judge Hoadley cried out in a cracked voice, " I
iuvite the gentleman to tho platform; I ask
him to como bete." and as be said it lie
thrust out his hand toward General Young,
clutched nt nothing, and Jerked it back as if
he were extracting a cork from an obstinate bottle.
General Young repeated his announcement from tho
platform, and there were cries from various parts of
the house, ''Kelly." These wero greeted with
mingled applause and hisses. Judge Hoadley (lieu
mado another of his proclamations, saying that ho
understood it to be the wish of thc con terian ta from
New-York that they should be represented by John
Kelly, and again the mention of Kelly's natue was
greeted with fierce hissing and applause. Judge
Hoadley then proceeded to say that he invited John
Kelly to state the cast; of the contestants from New
York, but as Mr. Kelly did not appear, tbe ebairman
called upon tho contestants to cboosu somo one else
to speak for them.
THE PLEA FOR TAMMANY.
George W. Miller, of Albany, AmasaJ. Parker and
two or three others of the Tammany delegation
arose in their places outside tho rail, and proceeded
throae.li tho middle aisle to the piaf form. Mr. Miller
spoke first, and made tbe best speech that was made
for the contestants, aud elicited from the galleries
the heartiest cheer thus far of tbo Convention.
Tbey had not expected a hearing before the Con?
vention after the action of thc committee, or they
would bave been represented before the Convention
by their leader. At this the hisses and cheers for
Kelly broke out again, and were rencwod wben Mr.
Miller went on to say that, whatever might be
thought with regard to that man, he bad no superior
in this audience (and here the hisses and
cheers stopped tbe speaker for a moment)
in devotion to the Democratic party. Then
Mr. Miller made a hid for Bayard sympathy by re?
ferring to the fact that the settlement lu the Con?
vention of 1876 when the vote of Now-York w.-is
divided between the rival delegations, was made
upon tbo motion of tho glorious siro of
that glorious man Thomas F? Bayard,
and be got no cheers for bis trouble,
Then be made his most interesting statement by de?
claring that they intended to support any Candidate
nominated hy this Convention. This was received
witb great cheering, but Mr. Miller did not say
whom be meant wheu ho said " we." Then ho re?
duced his argument to a more burlesque by dc
nouueing th- Tilden delegation as the product
of machine politics. This spokesman of Tammany
Hall assured the Convention without even a twin?
kle in his eye that public opinion wa* against ma?
chine politics, aud pointed them to tbe Chicago
Convention as a proof. Finally he threatened tho
Convention a little. "We have nominaled two
electoral tickets." said he; " how aro we going to
get out of this difficulty t Kick us out of Unit door
there V " Yes," cried a mau iu the gallery; " kick
jrnoi* parkin gives wafnino.
Amana J. Parker was then introduced by Judge
Hoadley with characteristic effusion, and addressed
himself to the history of the Syracuse Convention.
He warned the Convention that tbe party was on
the eve of a Presidential struggle upon which de*
pended tho question of Democratic power for twenty
years to come, M not longer.
Judge Parker then repeated tho p'edgo given by
Mr. Miller. "We come herc," ho said, 'fully in?
tending to support any candidate you may notul
uale." He went on to say that ho wns not ono of
those who voted for John Kelly. Ho voted for
Lucius Robinson, and assured the Convention Unit
the number of those wbo sympathized willi this
delegation were at least double the number of
those who voted for Kelly.
Tbe third speaker for the contestants was ex
Governor Hubbard, of Texas, the hero of tho fa?
mous contest for Governor in Texas two years ago.
where 500 delegates wrangled for a week, and
finally gave tbo prizs to a third man whose name
was not Hubbard. Ho bas tbo girth of Tony
Welb-r aud the beard of tbo Prophet; a huge head
set on a short, thick neck, and sn eye as fierce as a
bull's. His sptech began witb the declaration that he
was tbe partisan of no manor no faction in tins
matter. Tbe delegation from Texas, where they
gave over 100,000 majority for the Democratic
nominees in 1876. bad come hero prepared to vote
for Samuel J. Tilden. Ho bad uot got the words
out of bis mouth before the crowd was cheering
for Tilden with real vim. If Mr. Tildeu could como
oat to tbis Convention be would seo for tbe first
time in bis political career something like a personal
enthusiasm for himself. Since the publication of his
letter there is a new sentiment for bim and
apparently a genuine one. It is
quite as strong here on the ground st it !? in
other quarters of tho country, from which come
telegrams by dozens calling for the nomination of
the old ticket. When tbo resolution proposing Sam?
uel J. Tilden for the Presidency was offered in the
New-York State Convention of 1876. it. was read
and adopted without a cheer, without so much as a
monmir of applause, in cold silence, and rold
silence is what Mr. Tilden's party havo
treated him to with great liberality. Rut
now, as I already stntod, be could enjoy the
novel sensation of a real personal enthusiasm. How
far this has gone may bo judged when it is staled
that one of tho telegrams received hero declared
Mr. Tilden to bo the greatest American since Henry
Clay. Considering the odious comparisons which
have likened him to a clam fur coldness, and have
even dashed tho clam, this is doing pretty well. It
should be added, however, thut the Tilden cheering
to-day was, os thc Tilden talk has hecn.mostly out?
side of the delegates.
But to return to ex-Governor Hubbard. It seems
that tho Convention had interrupted him in the
middle of a sentence. He was going on to men?
tion Hancock and Hendricks and others, and
when ho did mention them thero was a faint
attempt to Imitate tho Tildon cheer. Ho ilid
not question the regularity of tho sitting delegation
from New-York. " Yon may be so regular.'' said he,
" that you lean over backwards, but 1 honor minori?
ties ; it is votes wo want, and we cannot get votes
without giving minorities consideration.
COLONEL FEIJ.OWS'8 SPEECH.
Colonel John lt. Fellows was put forward by tbo
Tilden delegates as their first spokesman. His
speech was well conceived hut was in some respects
a disappointment. His voice was hardly equal to
the capacity of the hall. He spoke ns all the speak?
ers bod done, from tho chairman's desk, He said
the quo'ion was one of far greater importance than
whether one man or another should sit in this
Convention. It ?as a question whether the Siato
?.f New-York was great enough to select its own
representatives In the Convention or not. This was
tho sturdy Democratic doclriuo of State Rights
winch Jiiiige Hoadley pn lilied yesterday and tho
Convention cheered it as if tbey liked it. Colonel
Fellows said lie would address hfinself to tho heads
rather than to thc heels of the Convention. Ah this
was what the Tammany talkers lind been doing,
the allusion was appreciated. Ito told tho
story of tho Syracuse holt, tl.cn turn?
ing toward (I .vernor Hubbard, in tbe Texas
delegation, Colonel Fellows said i "Governor
Hubbard, do you remember what caused Ihe split
in the l)ein.unil ie porty of New-York iu
1850 P Governor Hubbard had argued from
the half aud half precedent set in the
Convention of that jear that Tammany Hall
might at least have twenty delegates. Colonel
Fellows then tonk up the pledges g.vt ti by
Judgo Parker and Georgo W. Miller to support ths
nominee, and icmiuded the Convention that four?
teen of these delegates would bethe followers of
John Kelly, and ho had stilted to the Committee nu
Credentials lhat if tbe Conventiou dared
to nominate a certain mau bo and Ina
friends would bolt again. Colonel Fellows
closed with on appeal to such Slates as Bouth
Carolina and Virginia, the gn-nt exponents
of Stato rights Dot to striko down the Democracy of
Kew-York, and was rewarded at tho end With a
hearty cheer. Five mil.utes still remained of the
time of each sile, lt i\a? divided by F. L. West?
brook, of New-York, fur the ootiteatanta, nnd Rufus
W. Peckham for the sitting delegates. Meanwhile
Wudo Hampton had " telephoned" to Mr. Kelly at
thc Unmett ll.-usc to com.' and speak to tbs Con?
vention, but Mr. K?*!ly had mora sagacity than
Wade ff .im i>t >ii, and doubtless knew his recent ton,
In thc temper of the Convention, would be a very
unpleasant one, if, indeed, ht) was allowed to speak
at all. General Young, of Georgia, chairman of the
eommittei*, i'lo??*d the debate, saying in tbs coarse
of his remarks : "Governor lilden is not before this
Convention. 1 for one would to (ind tbat be was."
Tho roll-call then began on tho motion to substi?
tute the report of tho minority lor that of the ini
joriiy. The yous favored Tammany's admissioni
the nays favored tho sitting delegation. The roll
call started off well tor Tammany. Alabama ova
a majority of ber votes yen. and Arkansas all of
her?. Illinois gave 'ZO of its 42 votes tin- Mine
way. Rut it soon became apparent that Tammany
was to be overwhelmingly beaten, Indiana,
which, in view of the friendly relations of
Hendricks and Kelly, might havo bean ex?
pected to vote tho oilier way, c:u-t all of her
votes against Tammany. Iowa coat ber 'Z'Z
in tho Haine pair of neales, and Kent inky enif
22 more. Louisiana, too, \mis solid In tim
negative. Massachusetts, now half made up nf bolt?
ers, was divided, but stilt there was a good majority
ngiiinst Tammany?15 to 0. Michigan voted
nearly solidly " no," ami so did a line of the smaller
States. When Nen-York was called Daniel Man?
ning asked that the delegation be excused for the
present, lt was plain that he Intended to use the
voto of tho State if lt should beootne
necessary. Ohio gave 27 nave to 17 yeas?just
the Payne and Thurman votes respectively. Penn?
sylvania gave 47 nays to 10 veiw. Tin-roll cull wont
on, WieooMtn bringing np the rear with a solid
vote of nn, The minority was evidently largo, uud
when New-York was called again Daniel Manning
asked tbat tbs detestation be excused from voting.
Tiny were excused, and tho vote stood, without the
aid Of tit* SO undisputed vota-s of New-Vork, 1 r.7
against Tammany to'ZDTiX,, fur In r. Tba lilden men
gave a obeer of exultation?me ut the
short, sharp yells whleb ore all this Democratic
Convention seems nMo to emit Ibo report
of tho committee waa tben adopted, end a resolu?
tion was unanimously approved inviting tin. re?
jected contestants to aosts on the floor during the
HOW CANDIDATES Wr.ltE PLACED IN ROM IN \TK>N
AND HOW TOBIN NAMKS WKH1 RECEIVED?
?KETCHES OE TIIK LEADING ORATORS? INCI
DKNrs OK 'lill- CEREMONY".
lilt TSLRORAPM TO TIIE TIlllifNK.I
Cincinnati, Jane 23.?There wm some delny in
effecting the permanent organisation. Ex-Senator
Stevenson did not seem to he in the hall winn thc
committee was sent to escort bin to tbe chan, and
a long pause enaued, during which moat ol the Con?
vention stood up, and the hand stationed in ti.e
rear regaled the assemblage willi music. When Mr.
Stevenson did arrive and appeared upon tbe plat*
form, be waa greeted with Un-familiar strains al
" Hail to the Chief," after which ho returned
thanks to the Convention for the honor content d
npon hun personally, and upon his Btate b.v his
eli-ctiunto its presidency. Senator .Stevenson waa
not hom an orator. His manner of delivery is
Hither labored, and be seemed to-day to leel under
tho necessity of saying nothing which should
be Interpreted aa favoriug either of tbs candidates
whose names were to be presented to the Conven?
tion. His address consiated, therefore, chiefly
of platitudes, and contained very few striking
points. Karly in Ins speeeb be referred to tho Dem?
ocratic Conventiou held in this city twenty-four
years ugo, when, he said, tho Democratic party
n<amed tbe laat Democratic candidates who weis
elected and who took their seats, und spoke of it
os a favorable omen that toe Democracy of tho Na?
tion hud once more met in Cincinnati. During tho
early part of Seuator Steven-ion's speech the Con?
vention was tolerably patient, hut us be labored on
tbroagb it it became less and less interesting, al?
though consideration lor tho position to which it
had just chown Senator Stevenson prevented any
Interruption. At no time was he much applauded.
Au incidental reforenco which he made to tbe nom?
ination and ulleged election of Tilden and Hendricks
lour years ago, aud to their exclusion from tbe
offices of President and Vice-President called forth
some faint cheers, and wben he mentioned Tilden
aud Hendricks by name two or three
sentences farther on, there was more
applause, but still it was very faint
In closing he declared that tbe Convention
had tho high privilege to resent tbe wroug perpe?
trated ou Tilden and Hendricks, and that it would
bo recreant to its duty if it didn't do so. The Con?
vention did not interpret this declaration aS advice
to renominate Tilden and Hendricks, and therefore
mado very little response. When Senator Steven?
son closed there was a littlo clapping of hands and
twoor threo loud yells from some of his admiring
.Southern friends. Thc passago of tho resolution of
thanks to Judge Hoadloy for the efficient and im?
partial manner in which he had presided over tbe
Convention during its preliminary proceedings oc?
cupied but a minute, and then .Mr. Breckenridge, a
delegate from Kentucky, moved thnt tho roll of
.States be called in order that candidates for tho
Presidency might be put in nomination.
The character of this motion was mis?
understood by some members of tbe Conven?
tion, who supposed that tbo Kentucky delegation
desired to proceed immediately to a ballot, and
Judge Hoadley moved that tho nominations be
postponed until after tho platform had been re?
ported and adopted. This was received witb orles
of " No, no," from all parts of the Convention hall.
Tho delegates were very impitient to proceed to
tho important work for which the Convention had
assembled, and as tho Committee on Uesolutions
had onlv just gone imo session, and would be un?
able to report during the afternoon session, the Con?
vention waa unwilling to await its delay.
TTIE CAI.ta OF STATUS.
Tho call of States was then ordered. Tho gal?
leries, which had hy this time become very im?
patient to see the fun, began rising to their feot and
shouting with more enthusiasm tban had been dis?
played in the Convention up to this lime. The
Mil-call began at quarter past 2, and California
waa the lirst Stato which responded. Tts spos.es
man wasdelegato Mcl-.lratli, who of courAe presented
tbo name of Judge Field. Mr. McElrutb, as did
all tho sneakers who followed him, occupied the
desk of the presiding officer upon tho platform, and
he read his speech, which appeared to have been
carefully prepared. He is a square built business?
like looking man, a fair speaker but not eloquent.
Ile read from bis manuscript, which lay upon tbo
(aide before him, in a very deliberate manner, with
the thumb of his left hand in tho armhole of his
vest, while h" gesticulated vigorously with his
right bond. Like several other speakers ho at?
tempted to fire the Democratic, heart by repeating
the stsle and exploded scandals attectmg tho per?
sonal character of General Garfield, and referred to
General Arthur os a mun who wm removed from
ollice in tho interest of Civil .Service reform. Mr.
Mi r.Irath appealed lo Connecticut to support the
mut: who wan boru on its soil, to California for its
adopted citizen, and to Virginia for the jurist who
bad maintained the Constitution in its behalf. H?
?lao reviewed very briefly Judge Fn-ld's career, and
cloaed after he had spoken more than twico as long
ns was beneficial for the candidate he named.
During the whole time that In- was upon the plat?
form very few persons, except those near to the
epoakcr, listened to what In- said. The hall waaia
almosl ns nun li confusion as tho House of ltepre
u ni at ives ut Washington during thu transaction of
ordinal y business. Although tbespeuker had man?
aged adroitly to make ihe lirst mention of Judge
Field's name (he climax of m hat he was to say, it
i-ailed forth only a little feeble applause, aud thero
wis no indication thut Jmige Field was a favorite
candidate with any considerable portion of tho
L'on vent inti.
A gray-haired delegate with along white beard
arise io the Colorado delegation when tho Centen?
nial Smta-was called, and went upon tho platform
to second Judge Field's nominattou. He spoke iu
?tn low i tone of voice tbat he could be heard only a
few feet from where be stood. The Conven?
tion and the galleries, which by this time wero
nurt".ring with the heat, und bail been lutigued
dui mg tim commonplace oratiou of tho former
speaker, soon htrgan to call " loader, louder," wbieb
greatly embarrassed the speaker and prevented
hun fmin proceeding. Finally, whenever he under?
took to hay uti} thing there wero cat-calls from the
Kjilletici, and shouts of "time, time," until some
iis,,' who stood up ni tho platform liebiud him whig
pend in bis ear that he had better bring his re
murks io a close. When ho sat down a loud shout
af approbation went up from tho whole Convention.
Ihe mil of Slates WM then resumed und called
il vu until D.-lawu.ro was n ached, uud wbeu Hs
linnie WM called there went up from the boutherii
ili-iegaiiuim lu which beuutor llurard has the most
rapport a gre.it yell of applause. The Ohio yell is pe
iiliar, and makes the sounds one hears lu a Demo
italie Nail nial Convention as different from
those of a Republican gathering us one differs
lioni the other ill personal appeal ance.
A Noiiiieru crowd applutids with cheers,
il.t.uiiug "hurrah!' or in ti ines of groat and
prolonged excitement by a cry thut sounds like a
prolonged h-a-y or " in, In, lu!" The Boothera yell,
aros it was known during the war " thc Hebel
yell,"' ia us uiui li dilli-ri-nl as one college cheer and
" tiger" is from another, io make it, the .Southern
delegates and their constituents open their mouths
to then greatest capacity. Inflate the lungs and emit
from the throat a tierce, explosive, piercing sound
that cannot ls- maintained more thun two or threo
teeoad., bal is ti peated at very short intervals, not
in concert, but each tuon on bis own hook, lt ls a
Hound ilml ls a mixture ot savage exultation uud
ferocity, and ouce heard will never bo forgotten,
whether he.nd ona battle-lield or lu u Democriitio
National Convention, lt is us much a characteristic
it the SnitIh-i in-r us tho provincialisms of his
Ipeecb. The Southern yell was heard repeatedly in
tho Convention all tho afternoon, lt wm given
willi a will for Hancock again ami again, for Tilden
uni Hendricks, but more Ire.itu-tilly uud with more
a-uthtisiasin for li.iyard since he was the candidate
whose name called forth tbe most applause from
Ihe delegatea xs ho live south of the I'otomuc and Ohio
liAY.Mil) PROPOSED QRACEPCLLY,
The champion of Bayard In his own Stato was
Qeorge Gray, a young, good-looking delegate. Ho
was a polished s|H)uker, and, unless his looks belied
.ira, he wm another representative of that class rn
which .Mr. Bayard himself holds so honorablo a
poaition?the gentleman in politics. Mr. Gray was
i polished snooker, and succeeded In capturing the
itt.-utuni of his audience to a greater extent than
unv previous speaker of tho day. Farly in his ud
ilress he brought foi ward Senator Bayard's name,
wine! ral received With enthusiastic, but short?
lived applause, in which the Southern yell blended
with the burrah from Mew-England and almost
ilrowticil it, and a loud stamping of feet ami clap?
ping of hands. Mr, Gray paid a glowing tribute to
Senator Bayard's peraoual and political character,
mid closed, before be had greatly weaned the Con?
vention, with an enumeration of thu elements of
strength of the Senator from Delaware.
Then the roll call proceeded until Illinois was
reached. Colonel Morrison's war record was ot' a
more personal kind, and is iu the lust degree hon?
orable lo liiui,*biit it was not presented by ex-Con
gre.sinau Samuel H. Marshall this afternoon in
such a way as to secure for him tho credit anil ap?
plause that was his just due. Mr. Marshall began
by apologizing for his wunt of preparation, and
opened his speech very much as though he waa to
make a stump speech for an hour instead of a pres?
entation speech of tin minutes. The result was
that he wandered oil'into tbe discussion of general
political questions, and Med up all his time before
bo got ready to say anything about Mr. Morrison.
Then the Convention began to got impatient and
began to call "Time, Time," and "Trot out the
next roan," and to nse other expressions of its wear?
iness of Marshall's speech. His tribute to Mr.
Morrison's civil and political achievements
wm entirely lost in tho confusion called
forth no applause, and tbe only cheer tbat |
was given wm when Mr. Marshall mado his bow ana
stepped down from the platform, and that wm
given to manifest tbe relief tbe audienoe felt that
the speaker was done, and not in honor of Mr. Mor?
rison. Indiana wm the next State which had x
candidate, aad Senator Daniel W. Voorhees waa tbe
man selected to present bis name. A better selec?
tion could not bave been made. Mr. Voorhees,
whatever else he mav be,is an eloquent and effective
speaker, his manner being especially popular with
miscellaneous audiences of Western and Southern
people. Besides, this thecandidate he presented wm
a favorite with a largo proportion of tooee to whom
he spoke, Very few of the delegates joined in the
cheering when Hendrick's name wm received, not
only ou tbis occasion, but whenever it wm men?
tioned later in the session of the Convention. Tbe
audience tbat filled the galleries to-day wm remark?
ably impartial in tbe distribution of its applause.
Any candidate wbo had a good spokesman could get
a cheer, although the enthusiasm of tbese Demo?
crats when at ita wildest is tame compared with some
of the moie moderate of the outbursts at [Cbicago
three weeks ago. If there were any favorites witb
the galleries to-day,they were Hancock, Hendricks
and Tilden, each of whom got a snout or a yell
whenever tie wm named.
A MODEL 8PKF.CH.
The cheering when Mr. Voorhees first appeared on '
the platform was tbe heartiest (bat bsd thus far
been beard in the Conventiou. The Senator's
speech wm a model. There was no loog dissertation
on the theory of government or the principles of
the Democratic party. He did not go around -
Hobin Hood's barn in order tbat he inigh'e approach '
his subject by slow degrees. But without delay cr
circumlocution ho came directly to the point.and of- -
ter a word or two of compliment skilfully said about
each of tbe other candidates who bod been named,
be came at once to bis climax, not unexpectedly so
thut his friends were not prepared to cheer, bat
with remarkable ability, carrying bis audience
straight up to it. If a speech could make a candi?
date strong, Mr, Voorhees would galvanize Hen?
dricks into a live one, but it is probably
of no use. Governor Hendricks probably has no
chance of getting the nomination unless he again
takes the second pladb on tbe ticket with Tilden.
For tbo first time in an hour the Convention was in
order and attentive. He had said just enough and
hud said lt in the most effective way. Wben Ken?
tucky was called in order Governor Preston said
that that State bad no candidate to present at that *
time, but that it might have oue at some future A
stage of tho Convention. Tbis announcement by
.Mr. Preston was understood to refer to tbe posslbij- l
ity that Henry Watterson, ot tbe Kentucky delega?
tion, at somo stage of the proceedings might ?'
present the name of Mr. Tildeu as a formal candi?
date before the Convention.
Louisiana, Maine and Maryland each announced
in a formal way that it had no candi?
date to present to tbo Convention. Massachu?
setts responded in tbo person of tbe Hon. Leverett
Saltonstall. a representative of tbe Beacon Street
Democracy of tbe Bay State. Mr. Saltonstall's style *
of oratory was distinctively New-England, aud
whether or not be is a graduate of Harvard College, *
that institution has certainly put its stamp on bim. *
lie seconded the nomination of Senator Bayard, v
speaking in an easy, polished manner, and was Its- *
toned to with fair attention. Like a majority of the
other orators who delivered addresses this after?
noon, be read his remarks.' v
thc roll wus rapidly called down after Mr.Salton- *
stall had concluded, uo incident occurring except
wheo New-Hampshire was called, and tbe chairman
remarked that while the State bad no nomination to
make, it wus ready to pledge its electoral vote to j]
auy candidate whom thia Convention might nom?
1'ev-Jersey with ber two candidates, Senator
Kaiiiii-lp'i aud Joel Parker, Wm silent when her
name was called. The Kondolpu and Parker*booms
huve pretty much died out, three delegates only ?
voting for the former, and one lor the bitter wben ?
tbe roll was called later in the afternoon. ?
IHK KMI'IRE STATE S1LKNT.
When the name of the Empire State wm an- ,.
nounced, there wm a prolooged yell and a general (
expectation tbat tbe largest delegation in the Con- j
veution would present M its candidate the Hon. v
Henry B. Payne, of Ohio, stuce the action of the a
delegation at its meeting yesterday wu kuown to a
every one iu tbe ball. The applause waa ooutinued -
fur some time, but all seventy of tbe repreeenta- r
tives of New-York retained their seats, and wben
the shouting subsided tbe roll-call was continued.
Ohio was the next State on the list which had a t_
candidate when its turu came. Mr. Mcsweeney, a a
delegate, came dowu the aisle led by two of his col- q
leanne*. Mr. Mcsweeney is one of tbe most popular a
Deiuciratio stump speakers In the West, and his
fame had gone nut in the Convention before him.
He was,therefore, received with loud cheering when
he i-ppeared upon the platform aud unrolled the
?peech which ho had prepared. Tbe orator wm a
mau of striking personal appearance j tall, broad,
with u long fringe of wavy auburn hair surround
in it bis bald pate, and sandy red whiskers cover?
ing ibo sides of bis face and cbln. Ho was,
indeed, the very picture of the typical _
stump orator of tbe West. Tbe first part of bia a
speech was In aome degree a disappointment, and j
ins friends teared that ha was not to appear at hia n
best. On ono or two former occasions, when be bas
been expected to electrify bia audience and carry
everything by storm by tbe power of his eloquence,
be has for some unaccountable reason utterly failed.
Ho began to-day reading hurriedly from the notes
beforo him and gesticulating in a forced, sledge
hummer manner upon the table, lt reminded one
of a funeral oration delivered witb something
more of losco than ls usual on such
occasions. His speeeb was not an inspiring one.
Senator 1 burmun, the candidate whom he wm to .
nominate, appears In this Convention possibly for
thu last time iu his political life. Nothing but an
overwhelming Democratic success next November
will probably recall Senator Thurman Into active ?
politics. As .Mr. Mcsweeney went on witb bis '
speech and completed the eulogy upon Senator
Thurman whieh he hud prepared.be laid asido bia
notes and launched lorth in tho most approved
Western style of stump oratory. He attacked tne
'it-publican party ou the record which it made in
187d-'77, setting forth tho Democratic version of
the proceedings of the Southern returning boards
aud of the Electoral Commission witb remarkable
force and effectiveuess. One moment he seemed to
be in sober eamestness.and tbo next he brought down
the entire house by some grotesquo cpigr._ni_.Atio ,
declaration. His reference to the neglect iu which .
tho liepublican purty had left Ohio wm very funny. ,
Speaking of President Hayes oud of General Gar
field bo exclaimed in mock seriousness t " Insatiate .,
archer 1 would not oue iiutkerford the Ruthless
sutllceT" Taking up the remarkably effective
speech in which General Garfield nominated
Secretary Sherman for the Presidency at the .
Chicago Convention, ho selected that passage in it
in which tho General referred to tbe shifting of tbe .
centre of political powor in this country after the .
census row being taken, and declared that this
year was tbe critical one in the history of the Re?
publican party, hut tbat next year tbe stars In (
their courses wonld move on our side. Mr. Mc- .
Sweeney made some very amusing referencea to
General Garfield's " sulerial campaign," and closed .
with the declaration tbat tbe Democratic porty, if
it nominated Judge Thurman, would succeed, and
that the gates of hell, even though the Republican
party curt ied the keys of it, should not prevail
against bim. Soveral tirade during bis speech Mr. ?
Mcsweeney started to leave' the plot form, but wm .,
as frequently called by cries from all over ,
tbe hall, "Go ont go ont" Wben he did close,
Judge Hoadley and another of his Ohio colleagues
rushed dowu tbe aisle to meet bim, caught bim in '
their arms nod took bim hack iu triumph to the e
neats of the Ohio delegation, where three cheers t
seeded with Ita business.
DANIE!. DOCaHRRTT JPR1K8.
Before the csll of States began the chairman of
:he Ohio delegation bad asked permission ta MbsU
inte tbe Hon. Daniel Dougherty, the Philadelphia
>rator, for one of the representatives of that State,
rbe object of this change wm not generally known
o tho Convention at the time it wm done, but wa*
rery apparent when Pennsylvania wm called and
ie wm seen freing down tbe aisle toward the
datform. The chairman of tbe delegation badpee
riously announced that tbe State, m such, bad ne
lominatlon to moke, but that one of the delegates
rom tbat Stato desired to present tbe name of m
landidato. Mr. Dougherty is too well known to eui"
i vated people m a lecturer to require mnoh totes
luction. He la a splendid specimen of physical vigor,
md m he stood on she platform and faced the egress
mdience he looked and acted every inch an orator.
n style he is polished and eloquent, and no ooo
rest conld be .greater than that between the
>lunt,devil-may-care,rough frontier style of the pre*
dons speaker end the finished oratory of Mr.
Under the inspiration of the plaoe and the oeetr
ion, he spoke with more force and with more vio*
eat emphasis snd gesticulation tban uausl, and be
lot only captured his a ad leuce and carried it with
nm, but he also accomplished mach in rousing en
husiasm for the candidate he presented?Geni?
al Hancock. Mr. Dougherty spoke without notes.
sot withstanding the popularity of thee "Stor and -
he sympathy of a considerable portion of tbe Con?
tention for tbe candidate be presented, tbe
istless feeling of the delegstes wm strikingly
llustrated when he attempted to lead bis audience
io to his climax. Ile sold, " I nomioote-one wbo
viii corry Pennsylvania." Then there wm load
beering, which wm long continued. Mr. Dougherty
dded, "And Indiana,*' when tbe cheering wm
aiutor instead of greater, m the orator evidently
xpected it would be j then he added New-Jersey,
rben tbe applause bad become very faint, and
inally, wben be mentioned Connecticut m the lost
>f the doubtful States wbiob Hanoock could
arry, there waa a dead silence in the
"ouveution. But when Hancock's name wm finally,
ittered there wm very loud snd somewhat long
ontinued applause which the most careful nursing
-.ould not however suffice to keep up or to make
ti any degree wild. Many of the Hancock dele
intes stood np in their seats and waved hats, fons
nd handkerchiefs, but in two or three minutes
hey lost control of the people, wbo began to sit
lown and wish for tbe orator to go on, leaving tbe
eaders stauding alone. Tbis wm a fair illustration
f the shallow character of tbe enthusiasm
rhich it has yet been possible to arotue
or any candidate before the Convention. After
numerating General Hancock's otber qualifications
or the position of candidate of tbe Democratic
arty Mr. Dougherty closed amid great applause,
y declaring that if tbe soldier statesman wm norn
nafred be would take bia seat. Mr. Dougherty die
ppean-d, but about tbe time tbe cheering began to
ubside be came back te My tba* be bad mode a
listake; he meant to say that if Oeneral Hancock
rae elected be would take bia seat. Th ire wm
onie laughter at tbis correction, and a Republican
orrespondent remarked tbat be thought Mr.
lougherty hod disclosed a Democratic secret
rheo be declared tbat Oeneral Hancock
s nominee of this Convention, would be seated
i bet her he wm elected or not.
The roll proceeded nntil South Carolina wm
cached, wben General Wade Hampton slowly rose
d bia place, and balanced himself on bbl crutches.
Ie has from tbe Ant been one of tbe most popular
nen in the Convention. The audience st once
lemanded that Senator Hampton should go anon the .
lat form, but he ot first shook his head. The Con
entiou would not, however, bear him from his
eat. It could not; and finally yielding to ths
lmost universal demand,tbe Sonth Carolina state*
ian slowly made bia way to tbe atage, and when he
ppeared, there wm wild yelling and cheering all
ver the hall. Senator Hampton's wm a quiet, con
ervative speech. He said lt wm a happy omen that
be two States which represented apposite ideas?
fassachusetto and South Carolina?should be here
forking together for peace and happiness in the re
tored Uoton. His eulogy of Bayard wm well Mia,
nd bis declaration that if Bayard ts nominated bs
rill get more Republican votes than any other
lem oe rat and every Democratic vote in the co na?
ry wm the most effective poins he mode.
Ex-Governor Hubbard could not resist the totnp
ition when Texas was reached in the call to make
notber speech?tbe second of that session of tbs
'ouvention, and so he appeared on the platform
gain and seconded the nomination of General Han
ock. By thia time tbe Convention wm satisfied
nt h oratory. Only one of the three remaining act?
resses that were made roee above tbo common
lace. At a quarter before 5 tbe Ust oreto"* had
md his say and tbe laustof States had been called
brough. Ex-Senator Stevensoo, the permanent
hairman, then announced in a formal manner the
ames of those presented for the Presidency of tbe
foiled States. It waa noticeable that some of tbe
lost prominent candidates bod not been nominated
t all. Among them were Messrs. Payne, Randell,
ewett, McDonald, Parker and Randolph. As each
ame in the list wm read, friends of tbs candidate
rose to their feet and cheered it,
THE FIBST BALLOT.
n unsucck48pul xffoot to adjourn?ths mis
jori tt intent om having a basis for vuturs
plans?hancock. tl ld ob ano bayard thb
(ut telbosafh to tbs Taren*k]
Cincinnati, June 23.?lt wm expected tbst the
on vent lon would adjourn when the candidates had
een placed In nomination. This, however, wss not
lie plan of the majority of the Convention. There
ros a desire to ascertain the exact strength of each
f the leading candidates in order that any attempts
t combinations which might be made to-night
my be made intelllgeatly and effectively. Breckenr?
idge, of Kentucky, moved tbat a ballot be taken
tonce. Judge Hoadley, of the Ohio delegation,
i order to postpone the first ballot, moved
list tbe Convention adjourn nntil to-morrow,
mrning. At this point the Assembly wm tn a
reuter state of contusion thou at any time during the
ay, and Chairman Stevenson actually loet his tam?
er. Wben the motion to adjourn wm pat there
as a loud shout both in ths affirmative sod
egatlve, aud immediate demands on all
ides for ths csll of the States. Before
lie question of adjournment wm decided
udge Hoadley suggested that tbe nroper course to
in sue wm to adopt tbe report of the Committee on
latform beforo the balloting began. Mr. Bracken
idge replied tbat them wm a time in the
istory of the Democratic .^orty when tbat
naree wm pursued. Thea the question
.at divided tbe party wm sectional,
iattera of great principle and personal conviction,
ne decision of which required a temporary divis*
in of tbe country and an appeal to arma. No such
aeetions were now at issue; the f uudamental priu
iples of tbe Democratic party were accepted by
ll, aad there wm no reason why tbs beOgj
_>ould not proceed. __t
When the roll wm called the Convention
> adjourn, the vote standing 817% en ai
nd305Hiiu ngative. Ihe asnovwesaodt
ran greeted witb loud eileen, ged tie NflflPKt*
ass immediately mahalla* wag oaarted without
During the MU eal! the confusion ia
be Conveatie-t was so great tbat it
ras not m\j impoMlble for most
t the correspondents to beer tbe snnouncemeate
.ade by the chairman of State delegations, but
yen to catch thoee by tbs reeding clarks. Tbs dlf
erent delegations were npon their feet, the nut