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Bll THE StJN, SATURDAY, JULY 11, 1896 " H
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K,' Mr. Pattlson, howevsr, refuted to relieve the
(Pennsylvania delegation from their Instruc
tions, and his course In this matter led to runny
explications and encouraged tlie silver men
and tbelr Pooullsllo atsoclatia to continue their
(Torts to smash the gold men. With Mr.
Pattlson declining to withdraw as a candidate
the sold men conld not present that solid
front to their adversaries which they
desired. The Pennsylvanlans were great
ly disturbed because Mr. Pattlson would
not come to their rescue. The sold men
--KHki came to I ho conclusion that Mr. Pattlson was
HHf hungry lor this nomination on any platform,
Hc j1 and they said that they were somewhat sur-
HH (t prised. Pennsylvanlans who have kept their
K ' ?' eye on Mr. Pattlson said that nothing else could
K4E ;' hare been expected from him.
HB How different was tho conductofex-Qor.Rus.
HW jf'. tell of Massachusetts was developed In a tele-
HA' :1 gram which he font from the Auditorium to J.
HS, X w- Corcoran. Chairman of the Massachusetts
HV -,' delegation. Mr. Hussell and Senator Hill of
HE If. Kew York were much under the weather this
HJH f. morning. They had worked themselves out In
H Kf ' rt" their fights for a decent platform and a bettor
HK candidate. They could not go to the Convention
Hk V this morntnr. and during the proceedings Mr.
HI' f Russell learned that two votes had been cast for
IE 'j him. As quick as ho heard this ha sent the fol-
VK , lowing telegram to Mr. Corcoran:
LB lt V "l notlco on ln hallot two votes for me.
) $ Please rise to a question of privilege, anuonnce
Bail' h m 'aonce an declare that I am not and can
MB 4 not bo a candidate, nor can I be voted for."
HH L All tho time the Pennsylvanlans were oom
R f palled to stick to their eolors and vols for Pat
H V' tleon, and thus domonstrato to the stiver men
Hk h Mid the PopulisU that the gold men could not
HBk, K present a united front to their adversaries.
Bjf' IIItATOn niU.'fl ABSEKOB.
r i )' Speaking of Senator Hill's absenoe from the
f! V"' Oonrentlon. It may be said that several Tam-
HjHjj ? many men were somewhat annoyed over It un-
BBp Ul they understood the cause. They despatched
HHV) i J ax-Polloe Commlsaloner James J. Martin to
H - '' visit Senator Hill at tho Parmer House to re-
B ) i, quest his prasenoa ln the Convention. Senator
W t I ' Dill explained to Mr. Martin that he was al-
BJBi j" most a wreck. lie had been up most of four
BB t; nights, Qls work hero haa been terrific, and
HBj i M -J though physically he Is a giant. It nearly broke
HK ; htm down. It was ntter nonsense on the part
HJK '; ' k of the Tammany men to tend for Sen-
B ,, ' f ator H11L Tho flat of the New Yorkers
H , I J had sona forth that after the adoption
HI1 j; of that horrible platform they would not
Jf 'i . participate ln the nominations for President
Hi, ' ,'t or Vsce-Presldent. Every man in the Mew
Hf ' ' York delegation thoroughly understood the
HJI5 ' i programme In thtamatter. The Convention to-
m't ' i day was for the purpose of nominating candl-
H . j dates for. President ana VIce-Presldsnt, and
HM ' i g Senator Hill's attendance ln the Convention
Ht was not at all Deoessary. Whether the Tam-
M . '' " fnanrsnen were thoughtless In their belief that
K.. ' ;' . Senator HIU should be present, or whether they
H j ' ;''"" desired to cause htm annoyance. Is an open
J, ri ,j question to-night, but tn any event tho solid
K- i ranks of tho gold men ara heaping all sorts of
He r. i! praise ot6enator Hill for hie labors hero. They
Kf ' - V ara crowning also with the fullest praise
H9 j V ax-QoT. KosweU P. Slower, the Hon.
HJ ' William C. Whitney, Mr. Russell of
Hf- '; Massaohusetta, and Allen McDermott
Hi? ' of New Jersey. Tho picture that Mr. Flower
f' presented Is th Convention to-day at tho head
of the New York delegation will not soon be
j' forgotten by those who attended the National
Conventions of the past. Ha sat there like a
l" grim old warrior. He carried out the policy of
'f the New York delegation to the letter. As
i Chairman of the delegation tt was his duty to
t respond to the call for New York, but not for an
7-, Instant did ha flinch- On every ballot ha rose
7 and declared that New York declined to vote
i, and would not participate in the nomination of
candidates. But oil this will be referred to
' later on.
tj unxB xxafl ntaH a hob.
' Everybody was worn out this morning by the
,. late session of the Convention last night. The
',. utter confusion and disorder of this Convention
f. have been marked characteristics. These have
t led many to say that tf the silver men and the
"" Popfi.t.u cannot rovern themselves better ln a
ji national Convention ther could not come with-
4t ln a thousand miles of running a national Ad-
. ministration. Ther are all talkers and chat-
. terers and they made everybody ln this Oonven-
I tlon aware of the foot that they were ln con-
p' trol. They would not obey the behests of their
";: own Chairman, neither would they regard
f the wishes of their own sergeant-at-arma and
f his multitudinous assistants. The galleries
5 have been threatened a score of times with ex-
i pulsion. The threats have been met with
L laughter and defiance. In a word this Conven-
1 tlon has been little leas than a mob. Many of
J '' tne leading silver men admit this to be true.
V Senator Jones of Arkansas and his friends and
). others have fretted over the conduct of the
V delegates and their friends, fully alive to the
1 knowledge that advene criticism and eventual
Injury to their cause would be the result.
S1m;-V V It was not until 11 o'clock that Permanent
f Imit J ) Chairman White of California could get even a
'f'llw'l semblance of order. The delegates were prano-
rl IS',I lng about tho aisles, buttonholing for their re-
Ir-'J spectlve candidates, and would not come to
Jh j order. Tho great galleries were choked with
I Km I humanity, which seemed bound to have a clr-
Kf j cue. Indeed, the occupants rather looked on
f m" the proceedings as something like a circus, and
.', fihB "' they acted as If they wero not to be left out of
W(& '- the performance. So the Rev. Thomas Qreen
mil ' ' Cedar Rapids, Ia was Instructed by Mr.
!p ' White to go on with his prayer. This Is the
Vwk-'i ' clergyman who started out with a pretty long
if i, prayer two aays ago and who has been In
HKl!if 1 ohargoof the spiritual guidance of tbedelegatea
Kl' I '! on each morning slnoe. Ills prayer has become
Hlr shorter and shorter each day, possibly for the
HH, reason that Mr. Green Is a thorough sympa-
HHa thtzer with the majority of this Convention,
Hj- and does not believe that the silver men and
i. the Populists needed additional spiritual In-
H' j structlon and guidance.
P- i nAnniTg's n.tpr.iASAirr task.
H r The drat duty of the session was performed
H; .'f fes; Chairman Harrlty of the Pennsylvania dele-
HB' Cation. In listless tones and ln the manner of a
HJ ir man who performs an unpleasant task be an-
Hj; 1 nounced to Chairman White: "In obedience
HM' . to the Instructions of the Democratlo State
HS,; Convention of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania
HVjt ; nominates Robert K. Pattlson for President."
B: , Mr. Harrlty did not say that the Pennsylvania
Ji ',' delegation presented Mr. Pattlson as a candl-
Bi' ' date for President. He restricted his utter-
4 ances to the lron-clsd will as registered by the
f?' ' Democratlo State Convention of Pennsylvania.
. " He stopped right thero. Not a single cheer
H-4. y, went up from the Pennsylvanlans. Not a voice
H Sj. was heard ln approval anywhere. All the gold
B. Jf men were perfectly aware that Mr. Harrlty
B-' ', simply performed an unpleasant task, but a
E. ,-. duty none tho less, when he presented the name
Bf ,: ' of Pattlson.
Hf. , Then came a little diversion when Robert
BM Vi Mattlngly of the District of Columbia an-
Hjk- Br nounced that he desired to second the nmnlna-
Hk B tlon of the Hon. John R. Mclean, "That peer-
W'. I lessfrlend of the farmer and the laboring roan."
W Mi 'r' "ean a 1,ecn formally nominated for
in President by tho Ohio delegation at last night's
At fAjL session of the Convention.
KjjjP Another little pleasantry was worked off on
CjBKi t the Convention when M. A. .Miller of Oregon
li'w Tose an annoanced that It was his honorable
kJ. duty to second the nomination of ex.flov. Pen-
L Wjl noyer, "Tbe greatest statesman on top of the
I '1 C-Il earth." Thrso closed tho formal proceedings as
I v ll tlie nnmnatlons.
If Th Hon. lartln Smith of the Ohlodelega-
!!i I 't,on nnced th'at Hnsshts cad duty to In
I wM ffl I 'orm tbe Convention that he had Just received
I m bt news of the sudden death of Frank II, Hurd of
1 JWi Ohio, and be asked that tbe Convention join
HtH W "'" he 0' leleRatlon In sorrow for the
Bjf ' dfr death of such a well-known Democrat.
Htfl TI1K '0t.T. CAM. Or STATES.
HHflpU Then It was time for the roll call of States for
B1vJl el balloting for President. Alabama led off
HBA for Uncle Hod Holes of Iowa, who since Sunday
HJBE last has had no more chance for the nomination
BBBJ than a singed cat. Arkunsas quickly csme to
HH BJ the rescue for Orandpa illand. It was not until
JB I Conneotlout was reached that the policy of the
HHJS soM men was formally put tn operation. The
HHvJL JiDtmas! Stat had no candidate to wassnt, but
two of tbe delegates deolared that they wanted
to vote for ex-dor. Russell of Massachusetts:
It was those two votes, whloh wero repeated for
Mr. Russell on the second ballot, that brought
forth the telegram from Mr. Russell to Mr.
Corcoran. Chairman of the Massachusetts dele
gation. From the Instant that telegram was
received Mr. Corcoran endeavored to Induce the
two Nutmeggers not to vote for Mr. Russell.
Rut they continued to do so, and Mr. Corcoran
declined to protest further, and so Mr. Russell
received the two votes from Connecticut In all
the five ballots taken In the Convention.
It was when Georgia was reached that Bryan
of Nebraska got his first boost. The delegation
cast Its solid twenty-six votes for the Nebraska
man. Hut this was quickly offset when Gov.
Altgeld's delegation of Illinois plumped In forty
elirht solid votes for niand. Indiana was faith
ful to Gov. Claude Matthews, and Iowaspokeup
solidly for Uncle Hod Boles. Almost all of the
Chairmen of the delegations flung out some bit
of oratory In presenting their candidates. For in
stance, when Kansas was reached the Chairman
announced that " It Is the happiest duty of my
life to present tbe name of the great commoner,
Richard Parks Bland." When Kentucky was
reached the mellifluous orator who headed the
delegation declared that, after a long service In
the Demooratlo party, he had come to the one
Joyous moment whsn he was allowed to present
for President "tho South's greatest Democrat,
Joe Blackburn."
Louisiana came up solidly for Bryan, and
Maryland threw tn eleven votes for Pattlson. It
was even then known that under the two-thirds
rule no nomination could be made on the first
ballot. Tbe votes were all split up.
oxn tots von rtn.T.
Massachusetts was passed at the request of
Chairman Corcoran, although Jeremiah T,
O'Sulltvan of the delegation Insisted that he
wanted to make a speech. Later on, O'Sul
llvan plumped In a single rote for Senator HIU
of New York, and be continued to do this on all
the ballots. You could not prevent O'Snlllvan
voting for Hill with a club. Notwithstanding
the expostulations of Mr. Corcoran, that the
Masacshusetts delegation should present a
united front, O'Sulllvan said he would be
hanged before anybody could stop him from
voting for Senator Hill.
The policy of the gold men was emphasised
when Mlohlgan was reached, the State whloh
was stolen by the silver men. The delegations
operate under the unit rule, but ten of
the Mlohtganders Jumped up and In turn
roared, "I decline to vote." When Mis
souri was reaohed on the roll call Gor.
Stone east the 31 solid votes of the delega
tion for Mr. Bland. When Nebraska was
called the Chairman of that little State an
nounced that he was ready to start for heaven
after he had presented the name of " The Silver
Knight of the West, W. J. Bryan." New Hamp
shire recorded Its adheelon with the gold men
when seven declined to vote. A single man In
the delegation voted for Pattlson.
The silver men and the PopulisU were now
fully acquainted with the policy of the gold
men, and It was wnen Allen McDermott of New
Jersey rose to speak for that delegation that
they had It rammed home to them. "New
Jersey declines to rote," roared MoDermott,
and his announcement was received with oheers
and hisses whloh provoked Chairman White to
declare that all present must abstain from such
WW TOItK cxcLirrcs TO TOTS.
Then came New York. The clerk roared the
name of the Empire State, and ex-Gor. Flower
was on his feet In an Instant. The lb'000
people In the hall looked at him. The delegates
thronged about him and prevented him from
speaking until they were hustled aside. Gor.
Flower then said ln tones that were heard by
" In rlew of the platform adopted by this Con
vention and tn view of tbe actions and methods
of this Convention, I am Instructed by the New
York delegation to say that we deallne further
to participate ln the selection of candidates for
President and Vice-President." Cheers and
The attitude of the New Yorkers brought out
continued oheers from the gold men, and the
stiver men and Populists hissed until you would
have thought that a score of steam whistles had
broken loose. Congressman Franklin Bartlett
announced to Tnr. Sun his adhesion to the
policy of the New Yorkers. He said:
"J shall never support the candidates of this
Convention and I shall not support the plat
form, nor will I lift a finger for the benefit of
District Attorney John F. Mclntyre declared:
"Tho polloy of the New York Democracy should
be, ln my Judgment, the nomination of hard
money men for Congress tn our State and to
bend all our energies In the direction of their
election alone, and with their aid tn Congress
we may be able to defeat silver legislation and
thus preserve the faith and credit of the na
tion." The cheers and hisses for the New York dele
gation were redoubled as Mr. Flower resumed
his seat, and there were cries from the silver
men and Populists: "Put 'em out," "put 'em
out." Chairman White thumped his great solid
silver gavel and called for order and proclaimed
In his ringing tones: "We must have order
here, or you will all bo put out."
noRTn CAnoi.tifA ron nnrAit.
When quiet was restored North Carolina
threw ln Its solid vote for Bryan, and the Chair
man of the delegation. In doing this, said that he
was glad to vote for Bryan and the platform,
and then this North Carolinian, whose name is
John R. Webster, went over to tbe New York
delegation, grasped tbe hand of Mr. Flower and
roared: "That was tit for tat, wasn't It, Gover
nor ?" Mr. Flower told the enthuslastlo North
Carolinian that he would live to regret his vote
for Bryan and free silver.
Then, In Its turn, Ohio cast its forty-six solid
rotes, as the Chairman of the delegation said,
"for her honored citizen, John R. McLean,
who made this Convention possible." The
cheers rang out for Mr. McLean, but they In
part subsided when Martin Smith of the delega
tion tumped upon his chatrand proclaimed that
be "could not rote for any man who stood on
this platform." The Ohio delegation was bound
by the unit rule, but this fact did not prevent
Tom Johnson from shrieking out that he was
for Bland.
Then came the spectacle of the Convention
when Chairman Harrlty of the Pennsylvania
delegation was compelled, under the unit rule,
to throw In the sixty-four votes of that State
for Pattlson. Little Rhode island helped Pat
tlson by six votes, the remaining two delegates
refusing to vote.
misses ron tillmait.
When South Carolina was reached a delegate,
who sat beside Senator Tillman, declared that
he hod reached the heaven of political happi
ness when he cast 17 votes for South Carolina's
honored son, Uenjamln Tillman. There wero
hisses, and It Is no extreme statement to say
that Senator Tillman's name haa been greeted
with more hisses than cheers from the first hour
Its owner arrived in Chicago. South Carolina
has If) votes, hut Sonator Tillman did not rote for
himself. The hisses for Tillman were so pro
nounced that a Texas delegate rose to a ques
tion of privilege, and he wanted to know If the
guests of the Convention were to be allowed to
be so Impolite as to hiss a Democrat. The Texan
also asked tho Chairman to instruct the guests
of the Convention "to conduct themsslves as
ladles and gentlemen." Chairman White de
clared that this was a very pertinent statement,
and he trusted there would be no further In
fringement on good manners.
The eight delegates from Vermont were split
up, four declining to vote and four going to
Bryan. Virginia cast Us 24 votes for Senator
When Wisconsin was reached Gen. Edward
S, Bragg, Chairman of the delegation, an
nounced that the State operated under the unit
rule and that the twenty-four delegatos de
clined to vote. Gen. Brace's utterances were
challenged by a fellow delegate for Wisconsin,
and Gen. Bras? swung the certificate of the
Wisconsin State Convention, which declared
tlmt the delegation was to vote as a unit. A
South Caroltnan hissed Gen. Bragg, and be
swung hi head at the Intruder and roared la
his deep rolcet "You cannot direct Wisconsin
what to dol"
It turnedout that there were four delegates
who did not wish to follow Gen. Bragg, but
Gen. Bragg Insisted on tbe delegation being
counted as a unit. He advanced toward the
rostrum, and In his earnestness he climbed
upon a ohalr In the Ohio delegation. One of the
Buokeye men told him to get 'down, and he
roared at the Chairman: "This man does not
represent Onto." It was the first discourteous
act of Ohio In this Convention. Gor. Hogg of
Texas was Just across the aisle, and he lifted
old Gen. Bragg from off his chair In the
Ohio delegation and carried him across the
aisle and stood him upon a ohalr In the Texas
delegation.. All of the Texans cheered Gor.
Hogg for his courtesy to the old General. Gen.
Bragg again protested and again read the cer
tificate of Wisconsin's Bute Convention, and he
declared: "Tbe four delegates from our
State cannot control the twenty-four, nor
can tbey dlsgraoe our State by casting
a rote In this Convention."
E. J. Dockery of tbe Wisconsin delegation
protested against an Ironclad Interpretation of
the State's Instructions, and Chairman White
decided that tbe certificate of Wisconsin was
not an Instruction to abstain from rotlng. and
he therefore allowed the four klokers to cast
their rotes, which ther did for Bryan.
Tbe State of Colorado, which had been passed
by consent, was called, and brought Senator
Teller's name before the Convention. It was
received with faint hisses and very slight ap
plause. There was no nomination on the first ballot,
although Blaad was ahead with 233 rotes.
Bryan was next with 105, and Boles came next
with 80. The marked feature of the ballot was
that 185 delegates refused to vote,
xna TinsT ballot.
Thi following Is the first ballot ln detail:
1 I M ? i y
Alabama - S3
Arkansas IS ,
California I B
Colorado ...
Connrcllcut...... 10
Delaware. 1 ... 8 8
Florida s 1 S t 1 1 ...
Georgia 10
Idaho 0
Illinois l
Indiana 80
Iowa to
snsas SO ...
Kentucky 80
Louisiana 10 ...
Xlaina - t 8 ... 0 8
Maryland - ... 11 t
Mauaenusetts S I ... 8 IB
Allcblirsn. 8 ... V 10
Minnesota 4 ... IS ... 8
xtlttlMlppt. 18
lllMourl 84
Montana ... i 9
Nebraska - ... 10
Nevada 8
New Hampshire...'. 1 7
New Jersey 80
NewYork 78
North Carolina. 88
North Dakota.. 0
Ohio -
Pennsylvania 04 ...
Khoda Island. 0 8
Snath Carolina , I
Houtb Dakota 4 ... 1 1
Tennessee 84
Texas 80
Utah - 0 ,
Vermont 4 4
Virginia 84
Washington 7 1
Wmi Virginia 18
Wisconsin 4 1 ... 19
Wyoming 0
Alaska. 0
Arlcona s)
District of Columbia 1
New Uaxlco 6 ,..
Oklahoma 0
Indian Territory 0
Totals 838 8"b 87 IIP B3 9i 178
The scattering votes srere: Tennoyar. th 8 votes of
Oregon: Teller, the H votes of Colorado: Bill. 1 vote
from Massachusetts: Hussell, 8 from Connecticut;
Cainpltell. 1 from California: Stevenson. A from Haa.
aacbusattsand 8 from Minnesota: Tillman, 17 from
Bouth Carolina; McLean, 3 from Nevada and 40 from
Ohio. Total, 83.
Cold Water Maraden of Louisiana then at
tempted to Introduce a resolution calling for the
abrogation of the two-thirds rale. It was Mars
den who upset the Convention on Wednesday
by drinking six glasses of Lake Michigan water
In his efforts to make a speeoh, and who dis
graced every Southern Democrat, according to
universal testimony, by thus partaking. of cold
water ln public
Maraden was quickly Jumped upon, and the
second ballot was begun. There was little tn
the ballot to provoke extended comment. Both
Bland and Bryan gained on this ballot, but'
there waa no nomination. The polloy of the
gold men was continued. When New York waa
reached Got. Flower did not even respond to
the call of the clerk, but sat there at the head
of the delegation grim and silent. The farce
about Pennsylvania and Pattlson was reached.
The only point of Interest In the ballot was
when Senator Tillman withdrew himself as a
candidate and cast the solid eighteen rotes of
South Carolina for Bryan, "the emancipator of
the West," as Tillman called him. Tennessee
was preparing to leave Bland and the delega
tion !: - consultation, but Scr.itor Bate an
nounced that the Tennessee delegates wonld
still stick to Bland. Bland gained In Virginia
when the Old Dominion dropped Blackburn.
When Wisconsin was reached Gen. Bragg re
peated bis tactics, but the four rotes were
again recorded for Bryan. The remaining
twenty delegates declined to rote.
The following Is tbe second ballot In detail:
i f j j jr
Alabama 83 ... .
Arkansas in .,
Calirornla 4 8 ... 7
Connecticut 8 10
Delaware 1 ... s s
Florida 1 1 a 3 ... I ...
(leorgta. 80
Idaho 0 ...
Illinois 48
Indiana 80
Iowa 80
Kansas 80
Kentucky 80
Louisiana 10
Maine ... ... 8 ... S 8
llarylaud 4 ... 11 1
MasssrhusetU 3 ... 1 t ... 8 17
Michigan , ,. 18
Minnesota 8 ... 4 8 1 0
lllstlsilppl 18
Missouri 84
Montana 0
Nebraska 10
Nevada. ,
Now Hampshire 1 7
New Jersey. 8 1H
NewYork - 73
Nnrthrarolina 83
North Dakota 0
Pennsylvania H 04 ...
Rhode Island 0 3
South Carolina- IN
Hnutb Dakota 7 ... 1 ...
Tennessee 84
Texas 80
Utah I)
Vermont 4 ... ... 4
Virginia 84
Washington 7 1
West Virginia 13
Wisconsin. 4 1 ... 18
Wyoming 0
Alaska 0
Arlsona 0
Dutrlot of Columbia... 1 1 ... 8
New Mexico 0
Oklahoma 0
Indian Territory A
Total 883 "IT "88 180 "T 100 188
The scattering votes were: Mclean. 0 from New
Hampshire, 40 from Ohio, and 1 from the District of
Columbia: 1'eunoyer. H from Oregon: Stevenson. 1
from Flordla, ft from Massachusetts, and 4 from Min.
nesnta; Hill, 1 from Massachusetts; Teller, H from
When the second ballot was completed. Cold
Water Marsden again renewed his demand that
the two-thirds rule should be abrogated. This
time he forced himself upon the speaker's
platform and attempted to make a speech In sup
port of his demand. His hope was rudely thrown
down and trampled upon, though, by his own
delegation, when Senator Blanrbard declared
the Loulstanans repudiated Marsden, and said
he had no authority to speak for the delegation.
The courteous silver men and Populists then
roared at Marsden, " Get off that platform,"
" Shut up," and Marsden was crestfallen as he
returned to his seat In the Louisiana delegation.
On tbe third ballot Bryan continued to gain
and so did Bland, but Bryan's gains outstripped
those of Bland, and even tbe far-sighted ones
declared that Bryan was almost certain to be
nominated, Inaamuch'as his gains were steady,
Oregon deserted ex-Gor. 'Pennoyer for Bryan
and Virginia deserted Blackburn for Bland,
Some of the Chairmen of delegation referred
to Bland as Richard Parks Bland and others
presented hi nam as " Silver Dlok." The gold
men continued to refuse to rote.
The third ballot In detail was as follows:
i ? 5 5 5 5 .
" . r ? f t 2
i j P 1 1 i f
Alabama 88 ,, . ..
Arkansas 10 , .. .. ..
California s 1 i 18 1 .. ..
Colorado H ,, ., ..
Connecticut 8 10
Delaware I ., 8 8
Florida 8 8 .. ,.
('eergla. go
ldalio s
Illinois 48
Indiana 80
Iowa 80 .. ,
Kansas 80 .. .. ?
Kentucky jo .. ,.
Louisiana in
Maine 8 .. .. 8 .. 8 0
Maryland o .. In 1
Jlassachusetts 8 .. ., 1 .. 8 18
llehlgan 8H
Minnesota 1 .. .. 9 ,, 0
Mlsslsstpnl 18
Missouri 84
Montana ..... 0
Nebraska 10
New Hampshire 17
New Jersey 8 1
New York 78
North Carolina tt
North Dakota 0
Oregon. 1 .. .. 0
Pennsylvania,..- , ,, ,, 04
Rhode Island o 3
South Carolina,. 1h .. ., ..
South Dakota 7 ,. I ..
Tennessee 84
Texas 30
JJtah..... 0
Vermont 4 .. .. 4
Vlra-lnla 14
Washington 7 .. .. 1
West Virginia..... 7 8 .. 1
Wisconsin. 3 ., .. 8 ,, ,, 19
Wyoming o
Alaska 9 ,. ,.
Arlsona o
District of Columbia 1 .. 4
New Mexico (1
Oklahoma. ft
Indian Territory 0
Totals 891 80 34 310 87 "b? 103
The scattering votes were: McLean. 8 from Nevada.
40 from Ohio, 1 from Oregon, and I from the District
ef Columbia; Stevenson. 8 from Massaohusetw. 8
from Minnesota, and S from West Virginia; lllli, 1
from Massachusetts.
On the fourth ballot it was readily seen that
nothing could prevent the nomination of Bryan.
Alabama, which had switched lrom Bryan to
Bland, went back to Bryan, and roars of
cheers were let loose. A banner was
raised on an umbrella, on which was this
legend: "Bryan, Bryan; no crown of thorns,
no cross of gold." These were the utter
ances of Bryan In his speech yesterday. They
are not new with Mr. Bryan, as ho has used
them several times In the House of Representa
tives. Bryan gained all the way through on
this ballot, and the soene of yesterday was re
peated. Tbe delegates pulled their standards
from the floor and carried them to the Nebraska
delegations. The standards bear the names of
the States, and they were all mnssed around the
Nebraska standard, while tho bands playod and
the cheers rolled on and on. It was all up with
the other candidates from that momnent.
Yet this was only the fourth ballot.
The standards which were massed around
that uf Nebraska comprised those of North
Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Minnesota.
Louisiana, Mississippi, Kansas. Nevada, and a
dozen more. Including Illinois, and when Alt
geldV State Joined the demonstration. It was
quickly known that Bryan's nomination was a
foregone conclusion. TbeOhioraen wanted to Join
tn.and there was a fleht among someof the dele
gates over thepossesrlon of theState'sstandard.
It was dipped from the floor several times, only
to be replaced by friends of Mr. McLean, but
finally the standard was captured by a Cincin
nati delegate, and lifting it above his head he
carried it to Jotn the others. All the friends of
Bryan marched around the Convention with
the bands playing and cheers and tumult mak
ing a pandemonium. But Bryan was not for
mally nominated yet. although the demonstra
tion ln his honor lasted fifteen minutes.
tijh rocnTn ballot.
The fourth ballot In detail was as follows:
I g I I fl
.rara. I P S & f
ji f j M ?
Alabama 88
Arkansas 10 ...
California 3 1 8 18 1
Colorado 8
Connecticut 8 10
Delaware 1 ... 8 x
Florida 8 0.'.
Oeorgla 20 -,
Idaho 0
Illinois 48
Indiana 80
Iowa 30
Kansas V0
Kentucky 20
Louisiana 10
Maine 3 S ... s 8
Maryland a ... in l
Massachusetts 8 I ... a )
Michigan 8S
Mlnnrsota 1 In o
Mississippi 18
Missouri 84
Montana 0
Nebraska 10
Nevada il
New Hampshire l 1
New Jersey 8 IN
NewYork 72
North Carolina 83
North Dakota 0
Oregon 8
Pennsylvania 04 ..
Rhode Island 0 3
South Carolina IN
South Dakota 7 ... 1 ...
Tennessee S4
Texas 8ii
Utah 0
Vermont 4 4
Virginia 84
Washington 0 8
West Virginia 10 1
Wisconsin 8 19
Wyoming ... 0 ...
Alaska 0
Arlcona 0
District of Columbia 1 8
New Meilco 0 ...
Oklahoma 0 ... ,
Indian Territory
ToUI 841 83 88 880 87 97 lflT
The scattering votes were: MoLean. 40 from Ohio;
Stevenson, 8 from Massachusetts, a from Minnesota,
and 1 from West Virginia; Hill. 1 from Massachusetts.
Chairman White, before the fifth ballot was
begun, announced that the time had come for
him to give his construction as to what con
stituted a two-third vote In this Convention.
lie referred to the rules of the Fifty-third Con
gress, and he also referred to the rules of the
Ohio State Convention of 1852, which gave him
the authority to count a two-third vote of those
votlntr. This decision rould have only one re
sult, and that was the nomination of Bryan.
The Nebraska men made gains all along In
the fifth ballot, Illinois left the Convention for
a conference and returned with the determina
tion to throw over Bland and take up Bryan.
The flowery orator at tho head of the Kentucky
delegation saw the handwriting on the wall
and when his State was called he withdrew
Senator Blackburn In these words:
"While Kentucky loves her great Democrat,
we believe that because he was In tbe Confed
erate army you don't want him: therefore, the
Kentucky delegation casts Its solid vote for the
world's greatest orator, William Jennings
Nevada came out with a sentiment when Its
vote was cast for "the peerless knight of the
white metal." Old Tennessee threw over Mr.
Bland for Bryan, and the Territories Jumped
aboard tbe band wagou. When the Illinois
delegation returned from its conference,
"Buck" Helnrlchsen formally announced that
tbe rote of the State would bo changed from
Bland to Bryan, and this announcement was
greeted with tumultuous enthusiasm. It prac
tically proclaimed the nomination of Bryan.
It was then that Ohio determined to Join the
Bryan forces. John R. McLean Jumped upon
his chair and swung his hickory cane and nod
ded his bald head In his efforts to attract the
attention of Chairman White, This was easily
done, as Mr, White was fully acquainted with
what was at hand, and then Mr, MoLean mod
estly announced that "Ohio withdraw the
name of J. R. McLean and casts forty-six votes
for Bryan."
Got. Stone, the ohamplon of Bland, saw that
It was all uu with Missouri's candidate. He
left bis place at the head of the delegation and
strode upon the platform. He was there to
make a speech, and the delegates and all knew
Instlnctlvsly that he was to withdraw Bland.
Tbe Convention was In an uproar and the con
fusion waa beyond all expression. Chairman
mi1 i
White could not bring quiet until Got. Btone
himself made an appeal, and then he said:
"Gentlemen o inn Convhntion: Twoor
three days since I received this note, which I
will noV read tn your hearing, from Richard
Parks Bland:
" 'I wish It to be understood that I do not de
sirs the nomination unless it Is the Judgment
of the free-silver delegates that I would be the
stronger candidate. If It shall, at any time,
appear'thnt mr candidacy Is the least obstruc
tion to the nomination of any candidate who
Is acceptable to the free-coinage delegates of
the Convention, or one more acceptable to a ma
jority of those delegates than myself, I wish my
name at once unconditionally withdrawn from
fdrther consideration. I am willing to waive
Stnte Instructions for me. if need be, and to let
the free-silver delegates decide tho wholo mat
ter. The cause must be put above the man.' "
"I came to this great city," continued Gor.
Stone, "as one of the delegates from Missouri,
voicing the sentiment of the Democracy of that
State, to present for your deliberate considera
tion the name of that Illustrious commoner for
whom many of you hare expressed a prefer
ence by your rotes In this Convention. To
those Who Imvp been our friends In this struggle
I desire now to return my grateful thanks, but,
following the direction of Mr. Bland to myself,
that whenever a majority of the sliver dele
gates expressed their preferenco for another,
he desired his name withdrawn, now.
In the name of Missouri, I lower the
standard under which we have fought
throughout this Convention, and In Its
place I lift that of the gifted and glorious son of
Nebraska. ILoud and long continued cheer
ing. We have chosen a splendid leader, beau
tiful as Apollo, Intellectual beyond comparison,
a great orator, a great scholar; but, above all,
there Is benttng In his breast a heart that throbs
In Intense sympathy with the great masses of
the people and Instinct with the highest senti
ments of patriotism. We will not only nomi
nate him, but I believe, with as much confi
dence as I can bolteve anything In the future,
that we will elect him by a very largo majority
In November. And, gentlemen of tho Conven
tion, we will Inaugurate not only a Democratlo
Administration at Washington, but one that will
be set down as among tho purest and ablest and
the most Illustrious of American history. So
now. gentlemen, I withdraw tbe name of Rich
ard Parks Bland and cast the thirty. fuur votes
of the State of Missouri for William J.Bryan."
Gov. Stone was listened to with a silence such
as no other orator had been honored with ex
cept Mr. Bryan himself, and at the close of his
effective little speech he was loudly cheered.
Judge Van Wagenen of Iowa was next recog
nised. He said the Iowadolegatlon bore to Chi
cago with tbem a message from Gor. Boles,
saying that he had only the success of the party
at heart, that he would not be disappointed If
he was not nominated, but he would be disap
pointed If success did not come In November.
In case tho delegation found when they arrived
at Chicago that some other candidate had more
votes than he. then his name was to be with
drawn. Acting under these Instructions he
formally withdrew the name of Horace Boles
from the Convention, and cast the 20 rotes of
Iowa for W. J. Bryan.
Senator Jones stood on his chair to announce
that Arkansas changed her vote of sixteen from
Bland to Bryan. Montana chanced her six
votes from Bland to the winner, the Chairman
declaring that It was the Intention of his State
to stick to Bland from first to last, and they had
done their duty. Senator Turple of Indiana
mounted the platform and said, amid great
noise and confusion, that the delegates from
Indiana had stood from first to last for the dis
tinguished Chief Magistrate of Indiana; but, ln
view of the wave which had Just swept over the
Convention, he was now authorized to with
draw tbe name of Gor. Matthews and to cast
the vote of Indiana for William J. Bryan of
Nebraska. Cbeers.1 " In view of the unity
-nhlch should prevail ln the Convention. I move
that tbe nomination of W. J. Bryan be made
There was a great shout. The bands turned
on their loudest tunes. The free-stiver men and
the Populists tumbled over each other tn their
After the vote of Texas had been shifted to
Mr. Bryan, the Chairman put the question on
Senator Turple's motion to make the nomina
tion unanimous, and declared It carried only a
few votes In the negative coming from the Penn
sylvania delegation. Of course, there was an
other great dtmonstrntlon In honor of the Ne
braska man. The oheers broke out afresh, the
delegates grasped their standards and marched
around the Convention hall, the thousands tn
the galleries took np the enthusiasm, and the
voung man with no record whatever of moment
was greeted as the new savior of the Demo
cratic party.
Tin: rirrn and last ballot.
The fifth official ballot was announced as fol
lows, but change nere made giving Bryan
mure than the necessary fl-' votes:
g ? ? ?
8T1TS. I . 5 $ o'
AUbama . 3
Arkansas 10
calirornla is
Colorado 8 ..
Connecticut 8 10
Delaware 18 8
Honda 1 7
tirorla 80
Idaho .. 0 .,
Illinois 48
Indiana. 80
lowu 80 ..
Kansas 8i
Kentucky JO
lulslana...,n Id
Maine i
Maryland 8 10 I
Massachusetts 0 3 18
Michigan ..
Minnesota 11 8
MlsslSklppI .. .. .. 18
Missouri 84
Montana 0 ,
Nebraska 10
Nevada. I. 0 ., .,
New Hampshire 1 7
New Jersey 9 18
NewYork 73
North Carolina 88
North Dakota 4
Ohio 40
Oregon. .,
Pennsylvania. 04 ..
Ilhivle Island .08
bouth Carolina 18 ,. ,,
fouth Dakota 8
lenuessee St .. ..
Trias 80
Vtah 8 .. 8 ., ..
Vermont 4 .. 4
Virginia 81
Washington 4 .. ,. 4 ,. ,.
West lrglnia 7 3 .. .,
Wlsconsm 8 .. 1
Wyoming . ..
Alaska m 0 ., , .. .,
Arlsona m 0 ., .,
Dlstrift of Columbia n ,, ..
New Mexico 0 ., ,.
Oklahoma 40 .,
Indian Territory 0
Tottla 100 "JO "JT BOO 98 183
Changed from Mclean lo Bryan during ballot.
Changed from TUand In flryan.
The scattering otes werei Stevenson, 3 from Mas
sachlisi'tts, 2 from Minnesota, 8 from North Dakota,
and 3 from West Vlrglula: Turple, 1 from West lr
glnla; Hill, 1 from Massachusetts,
At .'1:45 P.M. the Sergeant-nt-Arms, In behalf
nf the Chairman, succeeded In getting a hear
ing so far as to be able to announce that the
Convention stood ln recess till 8 P, M.
run moiit susaiox.
Adjournment Voted to Look V a Vlee
, rreeldeiitlul Cunilldote.
Convbmtion llAl.t, CillCAOO, July 10. -For
an hour before the opening of the session to
night the talk In and around the Convention
hall was nllIcLean for Vice-President.
" Do you know why?" said a Missouri man to
Tiik Sun reporter. "Well, money to run tho
campaign has got to come from someone, and
McLean has promised to contribute a certain
definite amount for the purpose. Bryan Is a
poor man ; he has not been able to make a living
in his profession, and he has no money and few
rich friends. McLean has money,"
Tho Ohio men scoffed at this Idea, but they
said that McLean would not mind being Vice
President Just tho same, George Kred Wil
liams, the Massachusetts man, and ex-Gov,
pattlson were also talked about.
Tbe crowd was mighty slow lu gathering to
night. At 8 130 o'clock, half an hour after the
i. -, .
session waa to be called to order, ther were less
than one-half the delegates on hand. The
building was about two-thirds filled with spec
tators. There was no enthusiasm of any kind,
and at that time there had not been a tingle
Bryan shout. It was. In fact, decidedly frosty.
If such aterm can be used about a condition of
affairs In a building that was hot and uncom
fortable. Tne band felt happy, for It
Played "Say an revolr, but not good-by,"
three times. The members of the New York
delegation srlnned approval, Thlswasfollowed
up with some pistol praotice In the band gal
lery. Pistol shooting Is one of the features of
Chicago music. Right In the best part of every
piece a half dozen or more shots are usunlly
fired. What the objeot of It Is nobody here has
been able to discover.
After tho pistol practice the man running the
band made a fatal mistake. He started off
"Marohlng Through Georgia" and followed It
up with "John Brown's body lies mouldering
ln the grave." Hisses that equalled any that
had been fired at Pitchfork Tiliman greeted the
The Convention wss called to order at 8:88.
Just a moment beroro that Senator Jones of
Arkansas, who haa been a sort of superintend
ent of the Convention, told the reporters that
he did not think the Vice-President would
re nominated at this session. When there was
quiet Gen. Bragg was Introduced. He said:
"I rise 'on a quostton of privilege. (Shouts
of 'Louder.'l I have no fireman's trumpet.
While this Convention was naming Its candi
date this afternoon some miscreant stole the
oolo'rs of our State and carried It around In the
trail of tho creature for whom the State had re
fused Its vote. I make this statement, not de
siring to cast any reflection on anybody In par
ticular, but simply to place the State which I
represent right so that tho record will not dis
grace her."
A storm of hisses followed this speech. It was
said In the emphalo way that Gen. Bragg has
of saying things. Chairman White. In response,
took the General to task for daring to talk nf
factional differences after a nomination had
been made. The General smiled as he mado his
way back to his seat.
Gov. Stone followed Gen. Bragg to the plat
form. He told what an Important thing the
Convention had done In nominating Bryan, and
how more Important it was to have time to pick
out the running mate for the candidate. He
wound up by moving to adjourn until morning.
Thero were cries of "No, no," all over the ball"
The Chairman did not dare put It to a viva
voce vote, and one of the machine moved that
the roll be called on the motion.
The roll was begun ah, about 0 o'olook. It pro
ceeded amid considerable excitement. The
audience that had come all the way from the
city to spend the evening and had paid for tick
ets to come. In addition, wanted no adjourn
ment. Every vote "aye" was hissed, and
every "no" set the crowd to stamping and
hontlng. When Illinois was reached
the delegation voted forty-eight no. and
It was some minutes before order could be
restored. The moment It was. the rote was
changed to 48 aye. and the applause was fol
lowed by hisses that was simply terrific There
were demands for a roll call. It resulted 24
ayes to 11 noes, and 1.1 absent. Chairman
White ruled that twenty-four was a majority
of forty-eight, and counted the total rote aye
amid groans of the crowd.
The roll call proceeded and the hisses con
tinued. Before the call was half finished it was
seen that the motion to adjourn had been car
ried, and the audience beiran a wild scramble
to get out. Chairman White was beside him
self, and thumped with two gavels at the same
time like a man lntheoctof makinr hamburger
steak. Sergeant-at-Arms Martin had a game
too. It waa impossible to restore order. The
delegates started after tbe crowd. Senator
Jones rose to a question of privilege and made
a complaint.
Tbe roll call went on amid the greatest con
fusion. The last half was simply a farce.
The Chairman called the names of the States
and tbe Sergeant-at-Arms answered. The part
of the crowd left ln the building hooted. It was
put ln fairly good humor at the end, however,
by the announcement that the tickets for the
cession would be good ln the morning.
As to why the adjournment was taken there
were many rumors. One was that It was to
enable tbe leaders to find out a little more about
John D. McLean's record. One said that a num
ber of Silver Dick's friends were ln communica
tion with the Lebanon man to ascertain If ha
would accept the VIce-Presldentlal nomination.
The men who circulated this story said that
John K. McLean bad bolted the nominations of
Tllden and of Hancock, and that the Typo
graphical Union was against him.
Discussing the adjournment. Senator Jones
"It was the wise thing to do. It would break
my heart If we had through any slip spoiled the
work we bare done. We began this work
twelve months ago. and have done It
thoroughly, making no mistakes up to this
hour. It would have been too hazardous
a thing to have rushed ln. simply to enable us to
get away, and nominated a man to.nlght with
out giving the subject any consideration. We
might have named the right man, and again we
might have put a man on the ticket who would
have ruined us.
" So far as I am concerned, I could not tell at
this moment who would be my choice. I
thought when we adjourned this afternoon
that I knew the proper man, but since then I
have learned sufficient to persuade me that It
would be fatal to nominate him. We lose noth
ing by taking our time, and when we shall
have named the whole ticket It will sweep the
country from the Atlantic to the Pacific."
A. Booth Carolina Man Glvea nie Vlewe
or the Base Problem.
CniOAao. July 10,-One of the delegates from
South Carolina Is T. L. Gant of Spartansburg.
and to-day he was asked some questions about
civilization down In the country that is ruled
by pitchfork. He was asked particularly about
the question of the color line. He said:
"Negroes are a good deal like a negro's de
scription of a rabbit: 'A rabbit Is good to fry,
good to stew, and good to boll.' Just then a
rabbit Jumped up and ran away, and the negro
added, 'Go It, cotton-tall; you ain't good for
"A negro la a good thing for the South tn
many respects, and In many he isn't good far
anything. Tbey don't fear death. Ihureeeen
twenty-seven hanged and nine lynched, and I
have the first one to see who showed the least
sign of fear of death. I don't know nhat I
would do without them.
"I have never In my life blaokrd my boots,
built a (Ire, or hitched up a horse. A few das
ago a crippled neighbor called mo mcr and
asked me to hitch his horse. 1 told lilm I
would not do It, and I didn't. He had to send
away for n negro to harness the animal. A
negro dnoan't get much show at an election
down our way. We have a law which requires
all voters to lie able to read and write. We
submit them a ropy of tbe Constitution and re
nulrethemto read it through. The last four
lines are printed In Latin. That sticks them,
and wins us the day. We don't require the
white people to read It, We take It for granted
Is tho basis npon which Hood's Barsnparilln
builds up the health. Unlike opiates, nar
cotics, nuil nerve stimulant, Hood's Sarsa
parlllit builds permanent strength upon
rich, red blood, vitalized mid vigorous,
londed with nourishment for nmes and
muscles. Hood's Snrn.'ipnrilln permanently
cures scrofula, catarrh, rheumatism, ner
vousness, and weakness, becauso It purifies
anil enriches the blood.
Is tbe best- In fact tbe One True Blood Purifier,
Hood's Pills iSSWSSZt
Evorybody in wearing whito ,jg
duck. mS
Is thnt a ronson why you nhould S
or why you shouldn't? El
Whito duck for tlioao who think wj
ono way; brown linon for thoua fl
who think tho other. - - 'ja
Cotton duek trousers. III and ISA); linen duck, 99 9
and $3.60. HHf
Brown linen knickerbockers, extension bottoms. (3. Vssjj
Mrown linen suits, single-breasted, 1 and 1B S
double-breasted, IIS. Coats or trousers sold eepev jfm
rately. 0
Rogers, Pebt & Co. m
Prince and Tiroadway. ';
Warren and Broadway. 1
Thirty-second and Droadway. 4a
they can. In a State where there are 40 .000 , .
more negro than wlilte votes, we do things at
that we wouldn't have to do If the white were it
ln the majority." m
anas at unit at or xowa.
She Achieved Fame by Boomlas Bole, and
Maya Hhe la Oaly Twea-ty-two.
CntOAOo, July 10. The sensation of last j(
night's session of the Convention wasunques- ft
tlonably the appearance of Miss Murray, the ,
Hod Boles boomer, and the demonstration that I1
she mode when the Hon. Mr. Boles was having l
his name put before the Convention. Tn Suit "
told some things about her this morning. When
she was approached by a reporter she announced ;
her name, and she said: 4
"And I am only 23, too."
The Hod Boles boomers who were around
shouted " Bully for you." ' f
Miss Murray Is a very good-looking young g
woman. She Is of medium build and she love 5B
the Hon. Hod. because she has been acquainted r
with his daughter for a great many years. She S
showed that she was every Inch a woman yt
while she was conducting the demonstration by ,,52
stopping the waving of her bands and the sway- ,ja
lng of her body every moment or so to feel of ;&
her hat and see that tt was on straight. She f
told the reporter that that hat never left her 'M
mind once. 3g
The demonstration ha been compared to that 'Jf
created by Mrs. Carson Lake at the Republican M
Convention In Minneapolis four years ago In Si
the Interest of Blaine. The fact Is that this 3M
demonstration was nowhere near as great as jJL
the one for Blaine. It did not last more than "fm
half as long, although while It was on It waa RM
Just about as enthusiastic- IK
There was almost a fight tn the barroom of m
the Palmer House last night over the ungallant raj
remark that oneof the Kentucky delegates who J
seconded the nomination of Senator Joe J3lock- jjl
burn made. This delegate said sarcastically: in
"He has no Joan of Arc to create a demon- 9
stratton." a
Tbe remark was taken up ln the barroom
about '-' o'clock ln the morning by a man from.
So nth Carolina, who Insisted that the woman
had not been treated with the proper respect, -
sab. and wbo wanted to clean out the whole ',
Kentuckv delegation, which was ln the act of
taking a drink. The Kentucky men felt for '
their nip pocket, seeing wblch the policeman
on duty hustled tbe South Carolinian out of tho
way, and thus trouble was avoided.
szaxd'3 ritiExns fbbe sobe.
Ther Mar Ilia Defeat Is Dae Bolelr t
Treaebcrr Cheer Tor BXexXlalay.
CniCAOO, July 10. The friends of Silver Dlok
Bland are very sore over the defeat of their
man, and to-night they are charging gravo
treachery. They talked about It going back to I
the city after the afternoon session of the Con- (
ventlon, and the hotels were full of the talk I
during recess, oartlcularly the Palmer House. '
There was a McEInley demonstration at the i
Palmer to-night. Tbe corridor of the hotel,
wblch for two weeks have been full of shouting, .'
screaming slxteen-to-one howlers, bare changed I
to a hotbed of anti-Bryan sbouters. The land- 1
lng of the main etalrway, which haa been one I
of the Boise headquart'rs. and rrh'.ch looks out
over the main corridor, waa filled with men who i
were shouting McKlnley. and the corridor below f
was filled wltn men who responded with lie ft
Klnley cheers. Occasionally there wonld come
ln a crowd of Bryan men. and then there would 1
be opposition shouts, bnt the McKlnley men al
ways won In these contests. The noteworthy
thing about It was that In the crowd of men
who vt ere shouting for McKInler there were a
number of men who for n week hare been going
around yelling their lnngs out for Silver Dick.
To-night a Sux reporter came out to the Con
vention hall on a train witn an official of the
Stnto of Missouri, who Is a near neighbor of
"Bland's defeat," he declared, "waa due
solely to treachery and to Jealousy. There was
a combine of United States Senators thai
brought about his defeat. I know you will
laugh when I talk about such a combine. It
ho been talked about before as favorable to
Senator Teller. That was not correct, but there
was a combine all the same. These men were
nearly all of tbem pledged to aid the candldacr
of Bland."
" Were Senators Vest and Cockerel! guilty of
" I will not mention any names," was the re
ply. " but there was treachery. Who was It who
gave to Bryan the cbance to go on the platform
yesterday and make a speech T The men who
did this were supposed friends of Richard p.
Bland. These men knew tbat the hall had been
packed. They knew that thero were Bryan
rhonters stationed all around the ulao to lead
ln the shontlng. and they (rave this opportunity
to Briran to start the ball rolling. I will tell
you the friends of Bland are sore. Their man
was not beaten In a fair fight. He was betrayed
in the bourn of his friends. When this Conven
tion we, called Bryan was not known to be a
candidate, let two months ago he aald to a
certain friend here In the olty of Chicago that
he could not be beaten for tbe nomination. The
plan was laid at that time. All that it needed
was this Convention and the carrying out of
the programme. Mr. Bland la too good a Demo
crat ever tn complain, hut he may not be able to
keep bis friends silent,"
it n ago or iriacojtaxx.
The Oeaeral'a Method of Aaaeaaetasi the H
Way AVIaconala Votost VJ
CuitiAoo, Jnly 10. Theruoststrlkingflgureof -Cs
the Convention to-day was old Gen.Bragg of Wis- 1
consln. The General heads tho Wisconsin dele- 1
gallon, and that delegation stood nineteen to 1
fivo for gold and was bound by the unit rule.
Every time that Wisconsin waa called after tho
row occurred, which I told about eleewhero,
and whloh resulted In tho five free-silver rotes
being counted, lien. Bragg would get up. march i
down the aisle, and declare solemnly that Wis
consin was bound by the unit rule, and under
that rule twenty. six men declined to cast their
s.iite. Once he changed It. This time he saldi
v Isconsln Is biiunn by tnn unit rule, but
since this Convention has seen fittodtsregard It.
nluvtoen Wisconsin men refuse to cast their
votes. I won't disgrace the Stato of Wisconsin
by nnnouurlug the votes of the other five."
l.very time the old Uencral stood up be was
cheered lo the echo. As he grlunsd Els satis.
(action be had the same sort of a pleased look j
that Old Uardou Sass Cockerill haf ever7 ttrna 1
things went right for Silver Dick.
is sini.KX niaoKutrTLEDi
Bays lie Conld Ho More Good at tbe 114
Tbaa at the Tall or the Ttoket.
CniOAoo.July 10, -When the nomination of k
Bryan became an assured fact this afternoon 1
representatives of various State delegations K
called upon tho Hon, Josoph O. Sibley of Penn-
yltanla and offered him their support for tho V
nomination of Vice-President, assuring him A
that If he would consent to accept the place
there would be no contest against him.
" But I told tbem." said Sir. Sibley to a re. W
porter, "that I felt I could not do th. same M
good service for the cause at the foot of the M
ticket as at the head, or as a private fn th! M
ranks, and deolined to permit my name to be iM
Mr. Sibley left for horns on an evening train, JmiM

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