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Hi ' 'THE SUN, SATURDAY, JULY It, 1896. 8 , iffl
CONVENTION LIVE TOPICS.
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' COMHEVM AXD JlZSEIfJIBItB.
liM Inr-dn " the rtsnrs n
Ci n" Convention Tfce Wenst Nora.
laatloK Hneecnee-Alnbnmn'e T"t, .
tempt H,r "l" nee Knthttnlaem-
rollllcxl WIkmki Www as to tea
8Ujl"K Qonlltlee r " Minns.
,4ernl Hone fo-r Vlee-rreeldent.
CiitcJiiio. July 10. Tho disease known as the
nU Head, " woul11 m ls contagious. Tho
5,. York delegation now contains two vlo-
lirat. They are loth dolegntes from the oltr of
STW York. Tho cao of onch ls Tory serious.
f, is not necessary at yresont to monUon th
nines of the lwo unftunales.
The bUg"8' nuisance of thlf Convention Is a
B d)i,k1 Marsden, who is a delegate from
So ronrth Imlslann district, lie first made
his nreeei co known In the Convention as the
champion water drinker, taking eighteen
drinks in as many minutes in tho course of a
ueecb that ho was trj Ing to make, and that
nobody heard, because everybody shouted at
him. He mistook tho shouts for applause,
sad ever sluco thru he has lost no opportunity
to iomi up n,t interfere with the orderly con
duct of tho Cunvrntion. To-day ho got it Into
i hcaJ that tho two-thirds rule ought to be
done awr with, and nn every occasion that he
coald get on his feet ho mado a motion to that
sffert. Ho was howled down eery time, but
the more ho was howlod at the more ho in
sisted on tJUklng. Finally ho not up on the
platform, and he mado his motion there, ao-(
companylng H by a speech. The Chairman
ruled him out of order, but ho shook both fists
nd shnekeil another apt cch. I' vv as some time
before he could be quieted, nud then his quiet
ing was only temporary, llo bobbed up again
with his motion tho firs time thero was a lull.
It was agreed to-day that the wors lot of
nominating speeches that were ever mado in a
National Convention were thoso that were
made In this Convention last night. From be
ginning to end there was not a slnglo speech
that could be called great. There was not one,
that was deserving of the term eloquent, and
abou.half the speakers did not teem to havo
their hearts in what they said.
This was particularly true of the men who
nominated Bland. The Br j an men dlsolayed
the most enthusiasm and were more plainly in
tamest in what they said. Tho Dland men
acted Just as If a bad dose of medicine had been
prepared for them and thoy were being forced
to take it. Next to the Bryan speeches, those
for Blackburn were tho mnt honest.
Proo-bly in no National Convention was a
Seuatcr of the Cnlted States ever treated with
tie measure of disrespect that Senator Turplo
of Indiana encountered when he was present
leg the name of Oov. Matthews of his State.
The men who were responsible for this disre
spect were the Biand boomers. They had it In
mind that Matthews was dangerous, and evi
dently they made tip their minds that they
were coins to hurt Mm all that they could. So
they kert up aii Informal howling all during
fbeoator Turtle's i peech.
The Chairman of the Convention made hon
est efforti to quell the disturbance, but he
might us wll tave tried to stop a tide In tb,e
North Itiver. It is a fact, that, from the be
ginning to the end of Senator Turnie's speech,
not one word of It was heard be ond the platform
and the row of seats for newspaper men, and
all that conld be heard in the press seats waa
an occasional "a man who."
Secator Turpto took the disorderly demon
tratlon much to heart, era he haa a right to do,
and o did all the other member of the In
diana delegation who to a man considered their
candidate a good deal better man than Silver
Dick, whoso friends were raising the row.
The boom of the Hon. Hod Boles fell flatter
than a pancake at the opening of the session
this moraine. It had all been fixed tfcat Ala
bama, which la the first State railed on roll
call, saould cast her twenty-two votes solid
for the ll"n. Hod. The boomers of Hod were
! stationed at regular Intervals throughout tho
great audience, each armed with a lithograph
of the Affidavit Face of their candidate. In
addition to these pictures the Iowa delegation
hail hidden away nnder the seats a couple of
big silk banners ready to spring at thu prooer
moment. Ine oanners alw were desolated
wltn tho Affidavit Face. The roll call waa be
gan and tho Chalrmau of the Alabama dele
gation stood up on his seat and announced In
a sonorous voire:
"Alabama casts her twenty votes solid for
th' B-n. Horace Boles of Iowa."
The Instant that the declaration was made
the boomers aed up In ttflilr stations and
each one let out a whoop as he swung aloft
the picture of tlie Hon. Hod. ilut not an an
swering cheer ws the result. They whooped
again; still the crowd wouldn't yell. Tbey
made just one mrre nttenipt, and then tbey
sank hack in thrlr sent ril'appolnted and dlr
gasted. The Iowa delegation, which, nt the
?annuuncemnt of the Chairman of Alabama,
had leaped utvn the Invra scats with th.dr silk
banners, dropped the banners and climbed
conn again. Ihey were moro disappointed
than were the bocmeri In tbe gallery.
He vore whiskers. Most of the peop put
here wear whiskers: that is, most of tho peop.o
who go to this Convention. Ho Was a free
silrererank from awaj back. Ho was wrapt
sp In sixteen to one. Ills tongue wagged and
rawed and wagged, but all tho bound that
came from Ms capacious mouth were the
words "Sixteen tonne, tdxteen to one."
He stood In the corridor of tl'o Palmer
Boue 1. -' o'clock hi" morning, shouting the
ilogan, waving his arms wildly about his head,
ripping his coat, and now and then tearing his
hair. He had a crnwil near the foot of the
mala stairway, and this crowd waa firing
questions at til in at the rate of a mile a min
ute. Ina'.swcr to every one of the in he sang
sixteen to one."
lie had Nenolng It about ten minutes,
whena heal appeared aliove a purtiton, and
then teIdo It a seltzer bottle. The owner of
tie brad tooV aim, punhed the tap, and a
uream of s-ltrei watir ntrucK tho whiskered
man soiare In the mouth. Tho crowd s-ra-ratedjthe
whiskered man howled "Murder!
Police!" The man with tho wltxer bottle
lost held stead) and let the stuff fly. The
crowd itreameil "Sixteen ioone. UIvo it to
mm. roMv." The whisker were drenched.
lo:j swallows of the seltzer went down tho
windpipe of the unfortunate ntlver shoutor.
He sputtered ond gaped and stammered: he
tJ!tred La.-k. There w.is a sl7 nt tlio spigot
SL '''.'"r bottl" and the stream stopped,
ine whole ouart had twen lodged on tho
walskred mun. The head and the bottle
JIDIared Ht the ratne Instant. Whiskers
pt icrMuniiig and jelllnu until a policeman
, pot him by the bnclc of the ne;k and thruw
hjia out ot tho nlae. while tho multitude ap
plauded and ) (Hid after him. "Sixteen to one.
uitwn to one."
The brand nf weather that Chicago's weather
prophet has provided for the Convention has
tV Uenall that could ho asked for until to-day,
VI Sli1) llr,t ,,a struck the town, and tho
JB J;, , JJtlons tl.atw pre made about tbehcntlng-up
S ft "' l! ""' Coliseum quickly proved true.
H (L " rllht ' first hour or so, but then It
I m?. 'Li"' Ket 1M "",l hotter. There Is only
1 tkf. i n l" (ln when Ii Is hot In Clilcnea, and
1 W. t0 J'e ,,,r "bout ever) thing that yiu
1 -rv.. .a' , ll"' 'Ii'legates began jiecllng at noon.
1 lniLt0O,t ,"rf l,,el" C1 nt" ""t- tliclr vests fol.
I V"a s"d tlipii their suapenilers wore let
fnMil .Y", feeling process might have gjno
lartter it it bad not been for the fact that
""n were ludlei in the audience.
I h 'v WB" I,la;Ue of nle )n thc Convention
"U tils morning, and they were tho peskiest
lh!V!iiti',,r Withered anvwheiw. They kept
thnu v ''''Heii men bungltiK their ln-ads until
"teadj ncliid.
I The town fr Jirjati, tho Uny Oratorof tho
'"'tj, that veitenU) llt.ed Chicago from end
'M. reading the heavens and hhnking tho
tLnii'.II1Plur""; the eardrums of the unfor-tl(,B,;ci!""-an,
Inniitlng nervous prostra
liB?Si11 " l" "ll" r Ixwmers. and that to-day
lie tv .f" ''.'-""y. wus declared this morn
( ai1 Uom t'",no"tlfJ" nttettder to be a
att1r!rti,bu"", ' ""''l '' men w'" hudlieen
onra.,5.l,',ll',n a lontf while, "awl
ii cltitaiM0? stu hutted It is not easily resus-
1 thiiwl. "'," "11 i all recalled the attempt
M 1HD8 fV.r?i"!,,." "tampede tho Convontlon in
Htndr.v.1 U1lrlck. On thut Kcaslon tho
I boumV.t . ,u'rs acted exactly a did the
1 & "li' Ho) Orator vettenlav. They
around ."" "" tato nandarcfs and marched
stood i,"1 Kui,ii the hall while tho twoplo
iSrKj""1 h''"ed their a.proval. If tho
'eatiiyf 'uen.ould have forced that Con;
I " &u V'dii when t),e excitement was at
MA thittYi ,' i" 11 Convention attendersaald
V Uen a,TJSil".11 lenun would aurely hav
I of tb n""'1-'1. "d If yesierday the boomers
1 J. 'ortri la?. 0ral,,r hnA laclcl their ground and
L Hoy Or..)nte without an adjournment tno
1 krar,.wnuMb,'n nominated, but
L Up2ff!n,1' re supposed to be fatal o
LV X vtu cTiiJ; .ll '"mad out when tho Conv entlon
IT a. aUdiv? L,n" "'"nilng that. In sp to of what
m Ljt Y '""ei'tlonattenderihiJdMid. thHor
Ml M ia.,1 -- ' 1 lllll
Orator's boom had survived and waa In fairly
good working order, though It did not have
anywhere near the noise that It had yesterday
until after the third ballot bad been taken and
the big gain of ninety was made.
Old Garden Sass had a hard time ot It again
last night. After Bllvor Dick had been put in
nomination and the shouting had died away.
Old Garden Sara had tv look of contentment on
Ms face that delighted everybody who looked
at It, Ho was contented, for In about ten mln
ntes his hoad fell forward on his whtfkera-and
he slept. Onoo or twice he moved. uneasily
when there was an outbreak of applause, and
sometimes he threw Ids hoad back and opened
his mouth very wide, but still his eyes were
closed. When the demonstration for the Hon.
Hod Boles had been In operation about three
minutes Old Garden Sass started up and looked
about htm. Ho realized that something waa
wrong, but what It wai ho could not make out.
He saw Miss Murray and her frantic gesticu
lations and her shrill screams. Ho gazed at
her In open-mouthed vondar: anally h made
out that she was saying, "Uolesl BnlesI" Ha
looked around him and saw that two-thirds of
the people In the Convention were standing on
their feet. Then there came that look ot
dread that had appeared on his face the cr
vlnus night. Tho under Jaw worked tideways
and on tro bias again. He wrung his hands.
He denoted his fists. He thumped his knees.
It was Just about the time that he showed
signs of having an apoplectic nt that tho dem
onstration ceased.
Somebody out here In Chicago has not a
proper respect for this Doraooratlo National
Convention, and If that somebody could have
been reached about 1 o'clock to-day there
would have boon trouble. Ono of tho crowded
Convention trains was coming In'O tho city
when there waa a clatter and a bang ac several
windows, flying of something yellow. Sen
eggs had been flred at the. train, and every egg
had counted. Most ot thorn had counted nn
two or three men, and there were no less thai
a dozen spoiled suits of clothes and twice that
number of Indignant mon who wanted to
shoot. One of the victims of tho bombardment
was a policeman. Ore egg struck htm square
In the mouth and plastered him down to his
waist and clean to the top of his hea. The
crjwd wanted to stop the train and find the
man who had done the damage, bat tho train
men would not permit It.
The official band at tho Convention hall waa
overworked to-day. It Is about a much aa one
band can do to provido muslo to times of quiet,
but this band has been called on every time there
was any sort of a disturbance, t ptny and try to
drown ont tbe noise. Tho result haa been that
tho musicians were In a perpetual stat of puff,
and as they are not free-silver cranks their
wind showed signs ot giving out.
The shortest nominating spjech of the Con
vention was that for ex-Oov. l'attlson of Penn
sylvania. It was mado by Chairman narrlty
of the National Committee this morning. Tho
next shortest was that nuttlnsr ex-Qov. Pen
no) er nt Oregon In nomination. It followed?
Harrity's tpeocn. Noither name was greeted
with any applause wnatever, although Patti
son. considering the fact that he is the worst
sort ot a wabbler. did manage to make a pretty
fair show ing on the early baUotts.
Tho Clerk of the Convention, whose business
It was to call tho roll of States and announce
the vote as it was given by each State, waa a
Bland boomer, and ho showed it every time
that ho made an announcement. When the
vote was for some other candidate than Bland
he would announco like this:
"Blackburn, twenty-six:" "Pattlson, sixty
four:" "McLean, forty-six:" bnt when the vote
waa for Sliver Dick he would roar out: "Thir
ty votes for tho Hon. Richard Parka Bland of
Sllssourl." , ..
The crowd tumbled to the fact that he was
boomer and guyed him some, but that did not
have any oftrct on him : he kept right on boom
ing along.
Ono of the delgates from New ToTk city who
is a member of Congress expressed himself to
day before tho nomination aa follows:
"Between Bland and Bryan, if I was voting,
I would vote for Br) an. He is a goad deal
more of an Anarchist than Bland is. Bland
is an old man. He has had this idea of free
silver In his head for a good many years, and
there Is every reason to believe that It Is his
honest conviction that free silver would bene
fit the country. It Is different with Bryan. He
Is a young fellow who knows a good deal better.
He Is willing to subscrlb" to any kJnd of a plat
form, and he Is willing to, follow the leadership
of such men as Pitchfork Tillman and Anar
chist Altgeld. He is an extremist of the ex
treme sort, and the worst man In the world
to bo elected to any office like that of Presi
dent 'of th United States. If h should be
nominated he would be a good, deal easier man
'to beat than Bland. Therefore I hope he will
bo nominated."
A Chicago paper says to-day :
"Tho parlors of the hotels and the upper
corridors are Infested with female harpies who
thrive as they never do In any but a Presiden
tial year They are not wanted there by th
managements of the hotels, but they nre
harder to get rid of than leeches and ply their
calling vvltb cool audacity. Extortion, theft,
and blarkraall are practised by them, and their
victims pocket their losses and remnln qnlet.
The blrd 01 prey fly for high game, top. Dig
nified old Senators. Congressmen, politicians,
delegates, and perhaps a Governor or two lose
their acumen and become victims to the fe
male sharks. Realizing that to raise a dis
turbance about their Ioses would only bring
worse com-equence. they look for no redress.
They would get little if they had the hardi
hood to seek it."
'A new candidate for Vice-President appeared
to-day. Ho had been In tho Convention every
day since It opened, but nobody mentioned him
as a possible candidate until this afternoon.
His name Is Paul Porg. and he la a member of
Congress and a millionaire from Ohio. Ho
made his fortune manufacturing the k nd of
obacco that Silver Dick Bland. Senator Hams.
And a lot of other uoDlo statesmen pend their
Vlmo eating. He has an Income of JMOO.OOO a
year, and some of the Populists who talked
about him to-day for Vice-President figured
that he might be Jus. the man to nut up the
money that will be required to run tho coming
campaign.
Som of the things that recommended "Sil
ver Dick" to tbe plain common people of the
nation are these:
He sits down at tho dinner table In his shl't
sleeves and eats with hla knife. He eats eight
ounces of tobacco a day. and has been accused
of using his shirt bosom as a spittoon. He
nlnugliH his own land, hoes his own potatoes.
Dlants his own corn, mows his own hay. and
drives a horso Hint Is twenty-five years old.
He wenr store clothes, and only owns one
Suit Ho vvenrs an old slouch hat, which Is
generally pulled down over his c)es. Most of
the tlido he does not wear any collar. The
liabltof wearing a collar and necktie is one
that ho has acquired very recently.
Everybody out hero Is asking to-day who
wroto tho platform. Col. Jonos of St. Louts
says he wrote it. The members of the committee
say they did It. although they admit that the
Colonel stood around the meeting place and
threw suggestions at them. It Is a fait that
He platform -as brought to Chicago already
written, that It was approved by n cane of
lnnllsts before It got hero, and that the de
lermlnnllon at first was not to permit It to be
tampored with at all
Tho Hon. John Pardon Alteold Is the prin
cipal owner of the Unity bnitdlng. The bonds
of the Unity Company, of which he Is P.-es.
H.nt and which owns the Unity building,
were offered for Jalo )ctrday at 00 cente on
Jli f dollar. The offer was mado Just about
to tine that Altgeld li'mfcU was shouting
himself hoarso for a flft-cenl dollar at tho
Convention.
Dr Webb, ono of tho delegates from Mis
souri' was cnlled on yesterday to suppress an
ou sido band that wandered In.nnd. following
, .., of all outside bandB. started to In
1,18 f. s l?a nroceedlngs. IT. Webb Is a man
w.rr0?it,n I?ralkr up to the leader of tho
il!a and hit hhn fin in. nose and knocked blm
down. The band rtoppod playing.
Scalpers wore doing a wholesale business In
oiiv entlon tickets yesterday. They vv ere sell
C the pasteboard, at all kinds of prices, and
"en ed to have an unlimited supply at their
.nosal Tho business was carried on princl
oily in tho holel lobbies and around tho Coll
I, ,m entrance without any attempt at tecrecy.
aeum entrnnco ' became such a nuisance, n
ln ffct,.i through their noisy activity that In
iUSctoP1 FluSlc Jroi implored to put a stop
scalper- r.mrf 8TprorSbty their last
reckless men wno nau j h MVi
ness aiacretlon. '1,yiMt evening, when the
MficElHE. aW-n th- market.
SPEECH THAT MADE BRYAN.
rux,T, txxt or xna nj.nAirovs
xir.tr rroir xna xoxxnaxxon.
It Captured the CeaTeatlom Cameo
She Deresvt ef the Xeeeatatae CavaaU
4aae The Speaker's JCathssetassa tier
Tree Colaaite The TJIteaasa ta TThUa,
He Bays, the Oela Meat Una Thcaa.
Wee lie Declares lie I Heaay f
Meet Oold Otaadartl Mesi ess Ever? Polaa,
OnioAoo, July 10. Here is the speech by W.
J. Ilryan In the National Convention yesterday
that made him famous and that nominated
him to-day:
"MR. ClIAlnMAN AHD QltSTLIMia OF TO!
CcmvBKTioH 1 would be presumptuous. In
deed, to present myself against the distin
guished gentleman to whom you have listened.
If this were but a measuring of ability, but this
Is not a contest among persons. Tho humblest
oltlzen In all the land when olad In the armor ot
a righteous cause Is stronger than all the
whole hosts of error that they enn bring.
I come to speak to you In defence ot
a cause aa holy as the cause ot liberty,
the cause ot humanity. Loud applause.
" When this debate Is concluded a motion will
applause. We have petitioned, and our peti
tions bave been scorned. We have entreated,
and our entreaties have been disregarded. We
' have begged and they have mocked, and our
calamity came. We beg no longer. We en
treat no more. We petition nc more. We defy
them. Oreat applause and confusion In the
silver delegations.
"The gentleman from Wisconsin has said he
fears a tlobesplerre. My friend. In this land of
the free yon need fear no tyrant who will spring
up from among the people. What we need la
an Andrew Jackson to stand aa Jackson stood
against the encroachments of aggrandized
wealth, Great applause.
" They tell us that this platform was made to
catch votes. We reply to them that changing
conditions make new Issues; that the principles
upon whloh rest Democracy are as everlasting
as the hills, but that they must be applied to
new conditions aa they arise. Conditions hare
arisen, and we are attempting to meet those
oondlttona. They tell ua that the lnoome
tax ought not to bo brought In here.
That Is a new Idea. They criticise ui
for our criticism of the Supreme Court
of tbe United States. My friends,
we have not criticised, we have simply called
attention to what you know. If you want criti
cisms, read the dissenting opinions of the Court,
That will give you orlttclsms. Applause.
They say we passed an unconstitutional law. I
deuy It tho Income tax was not unconttttu-
WILLIAM JENNINGS BRYAN.
be-made to lay upon the table the resolution
offered In commendation of the Administra
tion, and also the resolution In condemnation
of the Administration. I shall object to bring
ing this question down to a level of persons.
The Individual is an atom: he Is born, he acts,
ho dies, but principles are eternal, and this baa
been a contest ot principle.
"Never before ln the history of this country
has there been witnessed such a contest aa that
through which we have passed. Never befdre
In the history of American politics haa a great
Issue been fought out as this Issue haa been by
the voters themselves. On tbe 4th ot March,
1805, a few Democrats, moat of them members
of Congress, Issued an address to the Democrats
of the nation asserting that tbo money ques
tion wa tbe paramount lasue of the hour, as
serting also the rlghtof amajon'yof the Demo
cratic party to control the position nt the party
on this paramount Issue, concluding with the
request that all believers ln free coinage of sil
ver ln tbe Democratic party should organize
and take charge of and control the policy of tbe
Democratic party.
"Three months later, at Memphli. an organi
zation was perfected, and the silver Democrats
went forth openly and boldly and courageously
proclaiming their belief, and declaring that If
successful they would cryslallzcln a platform tbe
declaration which tbey had made; and then be
gan tbe conflict with a zeal approaching the
zeal which Inspired the Crusaders who followed
Peter the Hermit. Our silver Democrats went
forth from victory unto victory until they are
asaembled now, not to discuss, not to debate,
but to enter the Judgment rendered by the plain
people of this country. Applause.
"In this contest brother bas been arrayed
against brother and father against father.
The warmest ties of love and acquaintance and
association have been disregarded. Old leaders
have been cast aside when they refused to give
expression to tho sentiments of those whom they
would lead, and new leaders hare sprung np to
give direction to this cause of truth. Cheers.
"Thus has the contest been waged, and we
have assembled hero under as binding and sol
emn Instructions as were ever fastened upon
tbe representatives of a people. We do not
come aa Individuals. Why, aa Individuals we
might have been glad to compliment the gen
tleman from New fork (Sonator Hill). But we
knew that the people for whom we speak would
never be willing to put him in a position where
he could thwart tho will of tho Democratic
party. Cheers. I say It was not a question of
persons: It was a question of principle, and it
Is not with gladness, my friends, that we find
ourselves brought Into conflict with those who
are now arraved on the other side.
"The gentleman who Just preoeded (Oov.
Russell) spoko of tbo old State of Massachu
setts. Let me assure htm that not one person
in all this Convention entertains the least hos
tility to the people of tho State of Massachu
setts, Applause. nut wo stand here repre
senting people who ore the equals before the
law of tho largest citizens intho State of
Massachusetts. Applause. When you come
before us and tell us that we shall disturb your
business Interests, we reply that you have dis
turbed our business Interests by your course.
Orrat applause and chrerlng.
" We say to you that you have made too lim
ited In its application the definition of tbe busi
ness man. The man who Is employed for wages
Is as much a business man as his employer.
The attorney In a country town Is as much a
business man as the Corporation Counsel In a
great metropolis. The merchant at the cross
roads' store Is as much a business man as the
merchant of New York. The farmer who goes
forth In the morning and tolls all day, begins
in the spring and tolls all summer, and by the
application of brain and muscle to the natural
resources of this country creates wealth, la as
much a business man as the man who goes
upon tho Board of Trade and bets upon the
price of grain. The miners who go a thousand
feot Into the earth or climb 2,000 feet upon the
clllfsand bring forth from their hiding places
the precious metals to be poured In the chan
nels of trade are as much business men as the
few financial magnates who In a back room
corner tbe money of tbe world.
"We come to speak for this broader class of
business men. Ah, my friends, we say not one
word against thoso who livo upon tho Atlantto
coast; but thoso hardy pioneers who braved all
the dangers of the wilderness, who have made
tbe desert to olossom as the rose-tbose pioneers
away out there, rearing their children near to
nature's heart, where they can mingle their
voices with the voices of the birds; out tbsre
where tbey havo erected schoolhouses for the
education of their young, and churches where
they praise tbelr Creator, and cemeteries wbere
deep tho ashes of their dead, are as deserving
of the consideration of this party as any people
la this country. Great applause.
It Is for these that we speak. We do not
come as aggressors. Our war Is not a war of
conquest. We are fighting In the defence of
oir homes, our families, and posterity. Loud
ttonal when It was passed. It waa not uncon
stitutional when It went before the Supreme
Court for the first time. It did not become un
constitutional until one Judge changed his
mind, and we cannot be expected to know when
a Judge will change his mind. Applause, and
a voice, ' hit 'em again.'
"The Income tax Is a Just law. It simply In
tends to put the burdens of government Justly
upon the backs of tbe people. I atnln favor ot
an Income tax. Applause. When I find a
man who Is not willing to pay his share of the
burden of the Government which protects blm,
I find a man who Is unworthy to enjoy the bless
ings ot a Government like ours. Applause.
He nays that wo are opposing tbe national bank
currency. It Is true. It you will read what
Thomas Benton said, you wilt find that he said
that In searching history he could And but one
parallel to Andrew Jackson. That was Cicero,
who destroyed the conspiracies of Catiline and
saved Home, He did for Home whal.lackson
did when he destroyed tho bank conspiracy and
saved America. Applause
" We say In our platform that we believe that
the right to coin money and Issue money is a
function of Government. We believe It, We
believe It Is a part of sovereignty, and can no
more, with safety, be delegated to private Indi
viduals than we could afford to delegate to
private individuals the power to make penal
statutes or to levy laws for taxation. Ap
plause. Mr. Jefferson, who was once regaided
as good Democratic authority, aeems to have a
different opinion from tbe gentlemnn who has
addressed us on the partof the minority. Those
who are opposed to this proposition tell us that
the Issue of paper money Is a function of the
bunk, and that tho Government ought to go out
of the banking builness. I stand with Jeffer
son, rather than with them, and tell them, as ho
did, that the Issue of money is a function of tho
Government, and that the banks ought to go
out of the Government business.
"They complain about tho plank which de
clares against the life tenure ln office. They
have tried to strain It to mean that which It
does not mean. What we oppose In that plank
Is tho life tenure that Is being built up In Wash
ington which excludes from participation In
tho benefits tbe humbler members of our so
ciety. I cannot dwell longer lu my limited
time." Cries ot" Go on I Go ont"
"Let me call attention to two or three great
things. The gentleman from New York says
that ho will propose an amendment providing
that this change In our laws shall not aiteot
contracts already made. Let me remind him
Hi at there Is no Intention of affecting those con
tracts, which, according to tho present laws,
are made payable In gold, Ilut If he means to
say that we cannot change our monetary ss
torn without protecting those who havo loaned
money before the change was made, I want to
ask blm where. In law or in morals, ho can find
authority for not protecting tho debtors, when
tho act of 1H7U was tmssed, but now Insists
that wo muit protect ttio creditor! lie
says he also wauls to amend this law and pro
vide that if we fall to maintain a parity within
a year that we will then suspend the.culnaro of
sliver. Wo reply that when we advocate a
thing which we believe will be successful we
are not compelled to raise a doubt as m our own
sincerity by trying toshowwhatwovWrVdolf we
can. I ask him, If ho will apply his loglo to ua,why
he does not apply It to himself? He says that
he wants this country to try to secure au Inter
national agreement. Why doesn't ho tell us
what he Is going to do If they fall to secure an
International agreement ? There Is more reason
for him to do that than for ua to fall to main
tain the parity. Tbey havo tried for thirty
years for thirty ears-to secure an Interna
tional agreement, and those are waiting for
It most patiently who don't want It at all,
Checrlug. Laughter, long continued,
"Now, my friends, let mo come to the great
paramount Issue. If they ask ua hero why It Is
that we say moro on the money question than
we say upon tho tariff question, I reply mat If
protection has slain Its thousands, the gold
standard has slain its tens of thousands. If
they ask us why we did not embody all these
things in our platform whloh we believe, we
reply to them that when wo have restored tho
money of tho Constitution, all other necessary
reforms will bo possible, and that until
that Is done there Is no reform that can be
accomplished, Cheers. Why is it that within
three months such a change has cotno over
tho sentiment ot this country? Threo months
ago, when It was confidently asserted that those
who believed In tbo gold standard would frame
our platform and nominate our candidate, even
the advocates of tho gold standard did not
think that we could eleot a Proildent, but tbey
had good reason tor the suspicion, because there
Is scarcely a State here to-day asking for the
gold standard that la not within the absolute
control of the Republican party. Loud cheer
ing. "But note the change. Mr. McKlnley waa
nominated at St. Louis upon a platform that
declared for the maintenance of the gold
standard until It should be changed Into bi
metallism by an International agreement. Mr.
MoKlnley was ihe most popular man among the
Republicans, and everybody three months ago
In tho Republican party prophesied his eleotlon.
How Is It to-day ? Why. that man who used U
buant that he' looked llko Napoleon laughter
and cheering that man shudders to-day when
lie thinks that he was nominated on the anni
versary of the battle of Waterloo. Not only
that, but as he listens he can hear with ever-Increasing
distinctness the sound of the waves as
they beat upon tho lonely shores ot bt. Helena.
Cheers. I
"Why this change? Ah, my friends. Is not
the chango evident to any one who will look
at tho matter? Ills no private character, how
ever pure, no personal popularity, however
great, that can protect from the avenging
wrath ot an Indignant people the man who will
either declare that ho Is In favor of fastening
the gold standard upon this people, or whole
willing to surrender the rlghtof self-government
and plaoe tho legislative control In tne
hands ot foreign potentates and powers.
Cheers.
. " We go forth confident that we shall win.
Why? Because upon tho paramount lesutt In
this campalen thero Is not a spot of ground
upon which tho enemy will dare to ohallenge
battle. Why. If they toll us that the gold
atandard laagood thing, we point to their plat
form and tell them that their platform pledges
tho party to get rid ot a gold standard and sub
stitute bimetallism. Applnuse.1
" It the gold standard is a good thing why try
to get rid ot It? ll.auglfler and continued ap
plaute. It the gold standard, and I might call
your attention to the fact that soino of the very
people who are In this Convention to-day and
who tell you that we ought to declare ln favor
ot International blmetallsin and thereby declare
that a gold standard Is wrong and that the
principle of blmrtallsm Is bettor, these very
people four months ago were open and avowed
advocates of the gold standnrd and telling us
that wo could not Teglslnte two metals together
even with all tho world. Renewed applause
and cheers.
" I want to suggest this truth, that If tho gold
standard Is a good thing we ought to declare In
favur of Its retention and not In favor of aban
doning It; and If tho gold standard Is a bad thing,
why abould we wait until some other nations
are willing totielt us to let go ? lApplauee..
Here la the lln" nf battle. We earn not upon
which Issue they force the fight. We are pre
pared to meet them on either Issue or on both, If
they tell us that the .old standard Is the
standard of civilization, wo reply to them that
this, the most enlightened of alt the nations of
tno earth, has never dcclnrcd for a gold
standard, and both the parties this year are
declaring agulnst It. Atiplaiiso.1 If the gold
standard la the standnrd of civilization, why,
my friends, should wo nothnvott? So, If they
come to meet us on that, we can present tho
history of our nation.
"More than that, wn can tell them this, that
they will search the pages of history ln vain to
find a single lustnnco In which the common peo
ple of any laud havo ever declared themselves
in favor of a gold stanaurd. Applause. They
can tlnd where the holders of fixed Investments
have. Mr. Carlisle said in 1RTK that this was
a struggle between tho Idle holders ot Idle capi
tal and the struggling masses who produce the
wealth and pay tho taxes of the cnifnty; and,
my friends. It ln simply a quostlon that wn shnll
decldo upon which side shall tile Democratic
party fight? Upon the side of the 111 le holders
of Idle capital or upon the side of the struggling
masses? That Is the question that tho party
must answer first, and then It must bo answered
by each Individual hrreaf ter.
"The sympathies of tho Democratic party,
as described by the platform, are on the side
of tho struggling masses, who have ever been
the foundation of the Democratic tiarty. Ap
plause. There are two Ideas ot Government.
There are thoso who believe that If you Just
legislate to make tho well-to-do prosperous that
tbelr prosperity will leak through on those b
low. Tho Democratic Idea has been that it you
legislate to make tho masses prosperous their
prosperity will tlnd lis w ay upand through every
class and rent u Don I U Applause.
"You come to us and tell us thnt the great
cities are ln favor ot the gold standard. I tell
you that the great cities rest upon these broad
and fertile prairies. Burn down ) our cities and
leave our farm, and your cities will spring up
again as If by magi1. But destroy our furms
and the grass will grow in tho streets of every
city In this country. Applause. My friends,
we shall declare that this nation la able to
legislate for Its own people on every question
without waiting for the aid or consent of any
other nation on earth. Applause. Upon that
Issue we expect to carry every single State ln
this Union. Applause,
"I shall not slander the fair State of Massa
chunetls. nor tho Male of New York, by saying
that when its citizens are confronted with the
proposition. Is this nation able to attend to its
own business-1 will not slander either one by
saving that the people of those States will de.
clare our helpless Impotency as a nation to at
tend to our ow ii business.
"It Is the Issue of 177rt over again. Our an
cestors, when but .'I.00U.OOO. bad the courage to
declare their political indeiiendenco of every
other nation upon enrtb. Shall we. tnelr de
scendant, when wo have grown to 70.000.000,
declare that we are len Independent than our
forefathers? No. mv friends. It will never be
tbe Judgment of this people.
"Therefore, we care not upon what lines tho
battle la fonght- If they nay bimetallism Is
good, but we cannot havo It till nonie nutlon
helps us. we reply thnt. Instead of having a gold
stnndnrd because Knglnnd has. we shall restoro
bimetallism unit then let Kn. land haveblmctall
Ism because the United Mates ban. Applause.
If they dare to come out and ln ttie open and
defend the gold standard ba a good thing, we
shall fight them to the uttermost, having be
hind us the producing mosses of this nation and
the world, llavlug behind us the commercial
interests, and the 1 1 boring Interests, and nil the
tnllluic masses, we shall answer their demands
for a gold standard by 6aying to them, yon shall
not press down upon the brow of labor this
crown of thorns. You shall not crucify man
kind upon a cross of gold."
TJTB HZZl.E OF TILLMAy.
Hisses In (he Convention Did Not Daunt
Illm, but He Fell Flat.
Chicago, July 10. Pitchfork Tillman opened
his speech yesterday by announcing that be
wanted to speak to show the people himself as
ho was, and not ns the " lying newspapers" had
pictured him. When he bad finished his speech
every man, womnii, nnd child in the audience
was of the opinion that Pitchfork himself had
proved that tho "lying newspapers" had told
absolutely tho truth about him. That speech
did more to kill Tillman tlinn all that any news
paper has ever printed about him.
This was evident to-dny, when tho first ballot
was being taken In the Convention, and Gov.
Evans of South Carolina announced that the
State Convention nf his State had Instructed
tho drtegntlon to vote as a unit for Tillman,
thero was a storm of hlses. This thing lasted
for two or three minutes. While It was going
on Pitchfork seemed to be Intensely amused,
nnd he nwnyed back and forth In his chnlr, his
mouth wide open, laughing as If ho would split.
Two or three times he got out the phrase:
"But three things In this world hiss, geese,
serpents, and men."
Pitchfork's delegation voted for him only on
the first ballot. On the succeeding ballots
Pitchfork himself announced the vote, and
every time that ho stood on his feet ho was
biased.
It has been tho boast of the leaders of the
" new Idea" th.it It was tholr purpose to do
something n'touiiding In tlux onvriitlon: hut
not even their most ardent admirers believed
that the first man they would put on the plat
form to defend their revolutionary conduct
would be " Pitchfork" Tillman from (south
Curnllna. Vitriolic, vituperative, abusive al
most to the point of coarsen-as. his first half
dozen sentences aroused the Convention to a
pitch of indignation that ended In an almost
universal storm ot hissing ami demands for his
retirement.
Tillman went further thin his sponsors In
tended. He drew the old sectional lino In tho
content that Is to route, lie talked of party ills,
ruptlon, and even hinted at a rebellion, when
he got through It was nn palpable, from tho
deep and sullen sllencn thnt reigned In th hall,
that ho had Insulted tho patriotism nf every
person who heard his words, and had outraged
tho liberty of speech accorded him under tho
rules of this Convention, that Senator Jones ot
Arkansas, tho leader of the majority, felt thnt
It whs his duty to rrpudlato what tho South
Carolinian had snld.
A. TltlKVISG XKITHl'APICn.
The Detroit Nevve'n Theft- rram The Baa
and Ihe Detroit Journal,
Ciiicaoo. July 10, -Tho Detroit Journal ot
Tuesday, July 7, In Its corrrspondenco from
Chicago, exposes in a two-column article tho
barefaced theft by tho Detroit evening JVeua of
speclnl Convention despatches from Chicago to
TiieNkvv YoitK sun. In parallel columns tbe
Jour rial publishes articles that appeared in Tun
Sun of July 1 and In the Journal of July 4, and
without a word of credit- They were published
as special despatches to the evening If tun.
These fraudulent Impositions upon the readers
of tbe Ifeu were made more flagrant and out
rageous by tho changing of a word or two here
and there In order to make Tun Sun stories
more in keeping with the free-colnago-of-silver
feeling of the .Vrus. Tho word "gold" was
substituted for that of "sliver" occasionally,
but in other respects the stolen articles were
unchanged. In one Issue nf the Journal three
separate articles were published that had ap
peared In Tub Sun and published by tho -Veut
several daya afterward aa apeclal matter from
the reporter" of the .Yf its in Chicago, and with
out a word of credit to The Sun,
The Journal's exposure of It's rival's thievery
and the fraud upon Its readers might profitably
be followed by other newspapers In the West
who are compelled to compete with like unfair
competition..
BRYAN, TnE BOY ORATOR.
rUT VP AT 30 TEARS FOB rSlEBX
DKNT OF XltXa I OIt Kit NATION.
Bora In Illinois, Hon r n Vlralnlan, Studied
Law In Chleasco, Mnrrled nnd Moved
to Nebraska Il-d sv Brief Hneeeee
ae av Whirlwind Ursstor la Conttreae.
William Jennings Bryan was born In Salem,
Marlon County, III,, on March 10, 1800, so that
he Jnst misses being ineligible for the Presi
dency by reason of his youth. Thirty-five Is'tbe
limit, and nobody at his ago was ever elected
President of tbe United States. He comes of
Virginia slook. Ills father wits Silas L. Bryan,
who was born In Culpeper county, Va at the
foot of tbe Blue Ridge, and lived there until 18
years old, when he moved to Illinois, where he
eventually became enough of a politician to be
elected a Slate Senator. When William was
16 years old ho entered Whipple Academy at
Jacksonville. In 1877 he entered Illinois Col
lege, and graduated valedictorian In 1881. At
college he was connted a "good speaker," and
was chosen on a team sent to debate wMh a
team from the Galesbnnr, III., school. He took
the second prise In this contest; who got tho
first, fame salth not.
After graduation at Jacksonville Bryan went
to the Union Law College at Chicago, and at the
same time entered the law office of Lyman
Trumbull. After two years o" work ln the col
lego and office he got his dlplo, and returned
to Jacksonville, where he began practice.
Within a year after making hlsoomeln Jack
sonville Bryan was married to Mss Mary E.
Balrd, the only daughter ot a merchant of
Perry, a neighboring town. Ho was now 2s
years old, and had entered on the rather diffi
cult career that opens before a young attorney
In a small city llko Jacksonville. Heovcntually
found the career not wholly attraotlve. Having
had occasion to go to Nebraska ln the course of
business, he decided that tbe valley of tho
Platte River had a population and a climate
better Bolted to his wants than the valley of
Mauvals Terre Creek, and accordingly In 1887
he removed to Lincoln, Neb., and became a
member of the law firm of Talbot b Bryan.
ln May. 1888. he did his first work as a politi
cian ln Nebraska. He was a delegate to the
democratic state Convention held at Omaha,
and while the Convention was watting for a
committee to report the young fellow recently
from Illinois was asked to till In tho time by
making a few remarks. He responded in a
way that roused the breezes In the goatees of
his auditors, and he was counted one of the
orators of the party thereafter. As " The Boy
Oratorof the Platte" he Is chiefly known to
fame. In 1880 he declined the nomination for
Lieutenant-Governor, but a year later he ac
cepted the nomination to Congress from his
district. The district was naturally .1,000 Re
publican, but tbe Republicans of the Stato had
for somo time been affeated with the Prohibi
tion craze Imported from Iowa, and had com
mitted themselves to an amendment to the
State Constitution prohibiting the liquor trafno
aa It was prohibited in Iowa.
Now, Bryan's district Included not only Lin
coln but Omaha, and there were seven other
county towns within Its borders. The Demo
crats ln their platform denounced the attempt
to Import the Iowa Idea, and Bryan made a per
sonal canvass of his district on that basis,
speaking from every gopher mound (lacking
stumps) around which a crowd could be
gathered.
Eventually his onponent, W. J. Oonnell, who
was tr Ing for reelection, was bullied Into de
bating the Issues, which also Included the tariff
Question, with Bryan, and then Bryan's hopes
began to rise. lie was not only the more grace,
ful speatcr. but be had unlimited " facta and
figures" with which to create a tornado around
hla opponent's ears, and he simnly whooped him
out of tbe district. Connell had been elected
two years before by 3,400 majority. Bryan car
ried the district by 0.713.
Because of the honors thus gained he was
made a member of the Ways and Means Com-'
mlttee In Congrees, and In March. 1803, he at
tracted a deal of attention as a speaker on the
tariff. On Julv a. 1W1, Mr. Bryan made the
first long talk at tho Tammany Hall celebration
of the day. He had come to make a short talk,
but Wilson of West Virginia, who was sched
uled for the first place, fell sick. Bryan was well
received, but there were tinges of Populism ln
his speech that did not meet with approval.
He was not counted anything out of tho usual
run of orators.
When Bryan after hla first term in Congress
stood for reflection the temperance Issue was
out of the discussion, and the fight was made on
Brian's record as a tarlff-for-revenue-only
Democrat. He vrorked as before, but this time
he succeeded by 140 majority to a total vote
cantot about 30,000. ll was during hia second
term that he became the open champion of free
coinage of silver, and was made the chief lieu
tenant of Bland, He was continued on the
Vny ond Means Committee, and was the first.
It in said, to suggest the income tax clause In
the Wilson Tariff kill. Mr. McMlllIn of Tennes
see assisted ln preparing the clauae.
But Bryan was less successful as a silver ora
tor than ho had been during his previous term,
although he was really more adept In the arts
of oratory. On ono occasion he was making a
highly eloquent speech In denunciation of the
financial policy of She Administration, and tbe
House was In sympathy with htm and liberally
applauded each burst of eloquence. Becoming
more and more excited and inspired, Mr. Bryan
at last shouted with uplifted arms and eyes
raised to heaven that he would be willing to
offer up his joung llfeaaanacrluce If bv that
means he could defeat the bill and tlinn gratify
the n Ishes of the manses of the people. The ab
surdity of tho proposed martyrdom of the
rntbuslastlo Nebraskan suddenly struck tbe
Mouse, and a burst of derisive laughter tooK
the place of the previous npplanse. The rest ot
the would-be martyr's speeeh fell fist.
At tbe end of his second term Bran did not
dare risk a third trial for the place. Instead,
he undertook editing the Omaha H'orfd-HmuVi
aa a free-allvor organ, hoping to pave the way
for election as a Senator front Nebraska. But
tbe enemy contracted for two columns of space
on the editorial pago of Mr. Bryan's paper and
nsed It no effectually that Bryan went to court
to annul tbo contract- But he failed In that
and In hla hopes of becoming a Senator. John
M. Thurston got tho prize for which Bryan
wielded the peu In the ll'rtrlif-Ifrcild office.
Mr. Bryan lives well In a commodious dwell
ing in tno fashionable part of Lincoln, His
family consists of Mrs. Brian: Ruth, aged 11;
William J.. Jr.. need 0, and Grace, aged 0. 1 he
study, in which both Mr. nnd Mrs. Bryan have
deck, is a very attractive room. It Is filled
with books, nlaiuary. and mementos of cam
paigns. Ihcro are busts or portraits of noted
men, nnd there are two butcher knlvsa which
Mr, !lran used in the campaign with Field to
refute the letter's boast of the effects of high
protection. Mrs. Bryan, after the birth ot her
first child, took up and completed the course of
study necessary for admission to the bar. and
sho was admitted. She did this In order to keep
up with her husband, and not from any desire
to practise law.
In pernoual nprearance Brvan, no his friends
say, looks aa the late Samuel J. Randull did
when nf his age. lie In smooth-faced, well
built, and, when spcnklug. la of n form and
presence to command attention. Ho l a mem
tier nf the Presbyterian church nf Lincoln and
of the Y. M. ('. A. Ills mother Is a Baptist and
hla father a Presbyterian,
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WAhnisnTON, July 10. Thero Is a wide IntsaHl
diversity of opinion hero as to the effect the ilijfjnl
nomination of William Jennings Bryan will ilHIl'l
have upon tho Democratic party. Tho friends tl'VBnl
of sound money condemn It. tho silver men and (ivS-insl
Populists of the South and West commend It, WM'jni
and tho Itepubllcans declare that McKlnley HtoI
wUl have a walkover. Some of the Republicans t
go ao far as to predict that the Bryan ticket will ll tfljsnl
not carry ten States. ll'fesB
Tbe news of tbe nomination reached here a 1'flifl
few minutes before 4 o'clock. All day the BlelH
crowds had been lingering around the bulletin , I.Mfl
board watching tho returns. It wan generally Unfliflnl
supposed that the Bryan boom, which apparently iRflHnl
had the brenth of life breathed Into it yexter- tflfOI
day, was but a passing sentiment that would. S'lflH
languish and die after a few hours of ex- jaflHa!
pnsure. His name was never seriously lfSsH
considered here In connection with tho islflnl
nomination. Uptodate tbe original Bryan man r hB
In Washington Is a newspaper man, who, after Ssl
hearing of tho performance of the " Boy Orator jT IHH
of tho Platte," remarked in a Joking manner ili
that tbe nominee ot the Convention would be IvjHsi
Bryan. He added that Bryan's speech and that , ( S
of (leorge Fred Williams suggested a ticket trHni
composed of Bryan and Williams, to be known l-Hni
as the "kindergarten ticket." ' ,t''jl
The uncertainty that hung over the Conren- lvM
tion up to the third ballot was shared by the Snail
watchers at the bulletin boards here. It was '2w
Mr. Justice llnrlnn of the Supreme Court who .'ils
delivered an unofficial opinion that Traa . -j
would be elected on the fifth ballot. The Judge, 'tflsnni
who hsld that the Income tax was qonstltu- ilillaH
tlonal. was in the crowd in front of n'gssni
one of the local newspapor offices. At Snl
the beginning nf the thlm ballot Judge irSnl
Harlan, who was standing near the Hon. 9 Mm
William It. Morrison, who for a short time waa S t
regarded as a Presidential possibility, remarked -;s
that all the Indications pointed to the nomlna- I, -9M
tlon of Bryan. Col. Morrison entertained a dlf. f''Sni
fcrent opinion, and predicted that Bland and w
Bryan would kill each other off and leave the )!
field open for a dark horse. While these two v
distinguished men were thus speculating ln ''tlfflB
future events, the returns from the fifth ballot i ' IfijEB
commenced in come In. When It was announced SLfl
that Illinois had retired for consultation, and ' fsj!
soon afterward that Kentucky had gone over to
Bryan. Judgo Harlan exclaimed: -H
" Now watch Ohio go to Bryan." ?$!
Before he bad finished the sentence word was Mm
received that Ohio was also deliberating. Then tSI
followed the statement that Ohio had gone over ' 1 1
to the Bryan band wagon. , yHsJI
" That settles it," exclaimed Judge Harlan, & 119
"Bryan wfll bo the nominee." j ejfjl
There were a number of prominent men ln tha (- "fSjB
party that assembled around the bulletin boards. i 'H
Besides Judge Harlan and Col, Morrleonflhen) a it-j
were Venator Olbeon of Maryland, Represent. j wlH
tlve Patterson ot Tennessee. Register ot tbo J Jvjijj
Treasury Tillman. Col. Duncan 8. Walker, who if ra!j
bas been Identified with so many Democratts ' &
committees; Representative Cannon of Illinois, ?3S
and ex-Senator William Pitt Kellogg of Louis- , llj 9
lana. ,r ,
"It Is a personal tribute to his oratory." said rt
Justice Harlan. "It is a striklnc reminder of e.','sH
the Garfield Incident ln the Republican Con- Bl'lSM
ventton of 1880." ft' MM
Although a Republican, Judge narlan ro jRij
marked that he could accept so much of the rapjflcl
Democratic platform as relates to tbe Income M'ljfl
Col, Morrison Insisted that Bland would have I ,
been a more formidable candidate with tho ')H
rank nnd file of the Democrats, but ho added ? M,
that he hod never learned how to bolt a party bah
nomination, and he Is too old to begin now. Ho gi
confessed that ho felt for several days as If tha 'f'Si
leading spirits In tho Convention were anxious 114
to get away from Bland, and they were sud- Ka
denly carried oft their feet by tho eloquence of 1 Lw:
Bryan, although he delivered tho same old F'
sneech thnt Is so familiar to thoso who recalled f t
Brian's brief career in Congress. Col. Mor- j. ;f
rliwm does not take a very hopeful view of tha fv j:
situation from a Democratic Mandpolnu .&( V,
Representative Joslah Patterson of Tonne. 'i J t
nee. who delivered the "long talk" at the WH
Tammany Hall Fourth of July celebration, does I ,.
not attempt to conceal his disappointment at A,i-!',
the renult of tbe Convention. He la one of tha ' h IK
few Sonthern Deraocrata In Congress who have i
the courage to ailvorate tho gold standard. A.'?
J ud to Patterson said that the situation Is very t-'ii
serious for men of the South who believe In the '!
gold standard, lie added: i
"I do not care to be interviewed at this time, V.
I nm now on my way home. In a few days I ,.
will communicate to my own people what t ft
think of the nomination at Chicago, (can only , &
say that from tho standpoint of a Democrat X 'X
am greatlvdlnappolnted, and la my Judgment I I
the wor.t h happened." 'I
Oliver Ailmlnlstratlnn Democrats who, like . '1
Judge Patterson, deprecate tlienctlnnnf theCht- J'' 'jj
cago Convention on the money question, are In fa- f
vor of calllngnnotherrnnventlonand nomlnat- -fj.
Ing Senator Hill ne tho representatlveotthetrue jJ:
Dimncrac). It Is contended that Mr. Bryan la ';,
a Populist, and was nn regarded by his assooU W
ates In Congress, It Is further asserted that sf
the platform contains everthlng thnt Is Popu- ;sl
listlc, nud no good Democrat ran ho censured ' 'ii
tor refusing totnke bis stand upen (tor o fol. R
low such a leader. , !f
'1 lie Republicans appeared to be delighted ( r
with thn nomination or Bryan, and tbey declare j f
that he can bo defeated with the greatest ease, ll ;
Representative Cannon, when asked what he ? t,, ll
thought of tho nomination, smlllnglv remarked i , t
"What else could you expect I Tlio Conven- j '$
tlon was composed principally ot cranks, and it , if , ft
simply nominated a voire." " M
Kx. Senator Kellogg ot Louisiana, who waa lit!
standing near, auggested that tho withuslasta ,V
aver Bryan will exbauit ttselt In a few days, ti
and then the men who brought about his noml- ' 3
nation will be sorry for what they have done. IH
He said that a ticket headed by benator Teller ' ' ' ?i
would have given the Itepubllcans considerable nS
trouble, but he dors not fear Bryan. He also Ii
predicts that the Populists will endorse tbe 'IT
nomination of Bryan, who Is fall of PopuUsllo Ml'
Ideas. ' J 5 'ii'
It wai Impossible to obtain an expression of . i.'
oplnton from any of tbe members of tbe Cabl- t!'
net. Secretaries Carlisle, Olney, and Herbert M
refused tndlecnaa the subject. Postmaster. i
(Jeneral llson la actively engaged In the Cbrie.
tlan Endeavor Convention, and tiecrotarlcs Law
mont, Hrnltli. Morton, and Attorney-Oeneral
Harmon, like the President, are absent treat
tne city,
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