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VOL. HI. NO. 823.
WASHTKGTQy, P. C, WEDJTESDAY jIOItXTSTGl, JTOvTE 17, 1896-EIGrHT PAGES.
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Cannot Be Cajoled Into Taking
PROTEST FROM NEW YORK
McKinley Luiruo of New York State
Soy the Attempt to Nominate Htm
lor Vice President Will Injure the
Oliloun's Chunees Piatt bays It
ilunt lie first l'lucu.
' Bt. Louis, Mo., Juue 1C Tuc first day's
session of the eleventh National gepub
licau CoDeutlgD, which opened shortly
after noon today In tue hall erected for
tlial purpose by tLe patriotic citizens ot
Bt. Louis, was unrelieved by a single in
cident to lift tlic interior proceedings above
which characterized tue exterior ot tue
There was an immense assemblage, a
great waving of fans In a torrid beat,
an liour or so of prepared oratory, the
deliverance ot which railed to reach more
than cue-fifth of the vast auditorium, und
a prompt adjournment to await the re
ports of the committees on credentials
and platform. Other committees were,
ot course, appointed, but these two were
the only cms upon which public interest
The credentials committee early made
manifest a purpose to pass most ot the
night in a discussion of the Delaware and
Texas cases, which were specifically re
ferred to their adjudication by the na
tional committee. In each of these cases
the delegates at-large had been excluded,
the national committee being unwilling to
decide between the contending factions.
"LILT WHITE" COMPLICATION.
In the Delaware case Senator Thurston's
open denunciation of Mr. Addicks com
plicated matters. In the Texas contest
was involved the legitimacy of the new
"Lily 'White" movement, which Is per
plexing Republican organizations In the
The action of the committee in setting
apart three and a half hours tonight tor
the consideration of these cases is taken as
nn Indication that it will courtne its at
tention to matters specifically referred to
It and let the other contests stand as settled
by the national committee.
Prophesying Is a risky profession In
connection with a body which has already
undergone so many lightning changes as
have come over the course of this conven
tion, but this seems to be the program.
That is to say, to decide the Delaware
and Texas cases and the few disputed
district cases In New York, California
and some other Htates wnich have been in
terms referred to the credentials committee
by tlie national committee, and then by a
sweeping omnibus resolution to adopt the
temporary roll call as the permanent one
In all other contests.
Such a plan, if adopted, will of course
elicit strong opposition from dissatis
fied contestants, but as few of -them will
have s;okesmen on the floor of the con
vention they will probably have to air
their grievances on the outside.
BEHIND CLOSED DOORS.
The platform committee conducted Its
labors liebing closed doors and did not
permit the privileged reporters of the
United Press to listen to its deliberations
which undoubtedly were vastly more
Interesting than anytblug said before the
Aside from the work of these com
mittees, the curious movement started to
force Lei I. Morton Into the position of
tail to the McKinley kite before his name
has been laid before the convention for the
higher office to which his State has
nominate.!1- him, engrosses attention. The
facts in this matter, carefully verified,
seem to be about as follows:
Certain New York Republicans (not, how
eer, Mr. Piatt) have repeatedly visited Mr.
Banna's headquarters today to solicit that
gentleman's co-operation in bringing nbout
the nomination of Gov. Morton. Mr. Banna
In turn questioned these gentlemen as to
their knowledge of Gov. Morton's Inten
tions. He referred them to the governor's tele
gram to Mr. Depew on Saturday last, in
which he stated without qualification that
he would not take the second place on the
ticket. In these circumstances Mr. Hanna
dcs.red to know what reason these gen
tlemen hnd for believing that Gov. Morton
had so suddenly shiftcd'bls position.
To these inquiries an equally frank reply
was made. They bad no assurances from
Gov. Morton that he would accept, but
they were so satisfied he would not de
cline the honor if it were given to him
that they felt no hesitancy in securing his
nomination, knowing that he would not
'run counter to the convention's wishes.
HANNA TAKING NO HAND.
Mr. Hauna thereupon informed his vis
itors that he was taking no hand in the
contest for the Vice Presidency. He was
here, he "said, to nominate Mr. McKinley
for President. In this view of the case
he did not think it advisable to embarrass
his candidate's chances by taking part
in the contest over second place.
He did not hesitate to ray. however,
that so far as his Individual preference
was concerned. It inclined to Mr. Hobart
of New Jersey.
It was openly 6tated this evening that
Mr. Piatt was In receipt of a dispatch
from Gov. Morion which savs in effect
that, so far as the Vice Presidency was
concerned, he wasinthehandsQfhisfriends.
but In which he failed to declare in so
many words what action he would take
If the convention should rominate him.
Information reached the United Press
this evening that some of Mr. Morton's
friends who have been working tip an
Interest in his behalf today cabled Mrs.
Morton, who is in Europe, to use her in
fluence with the governor to take the
Her reply, received at a late hour this
afternoon, contained an emphatic negative,
the substance of the dispatch being that
she wished him to have the first place
The New York McKinley men. with a
view to forestalling any favorable action
that the convention might take respecting
a palter this afternoon which was being
circulated tonight foiv signatures. It does
not mention Gov. Morton by name, but
It protests against the faction quarrels
of New York being carried Into the conven
tion and condemns the unwisdom orxlect
Ing the VicoTresldent from New York.
, MORTON DENIES IT.
Hut an apparent quietus was putupon all
thisgossiptoulght by Mr. Chauncey Depew,
who, as Gov. Morton's sponsor, would have
been placed in n most embarrassing posl
' tlon lr he had been called upon to waste
his eloquent periods In placing Mr. Morton
In nomination for one office while the gov
ernor's alleged friends were actively
pushing him for another office of lesser
air.Dcpew telegraphed Gov. Morten stat
ing it had been usscrted that he had re
st uidcil his telegram of declination and -was
now willing toaccoptsecond place, and ask
ing him If this -was so. To this Mr. Depew
lei-Kiveti me loiiowmg explicit reply
"Rhinccllff. N. T.. June 16. -Hon. Chnnn:
cey M. Depew. Southern JHctel, Bt. Louis:
"Telegram received. Stories circulated
are unfounded. Have rescinded nothing
""L. P. MORTON."
Asa commentary upon this dispatch Mr.
Depew repeated the remark he made to a
United Press .reporter this morning when
the rumors about Mr. Morton's Vice-Presidential
aspirations were biought to his at
tention: "How often must a man say a thing be
fore he is to be Lelleved? Must he say it
every day and keep saj lug it indefinitely?"
STILL A CANDIDATE.
Mr. T. C. Plait said to u representative
ot the United Press this alternoou:
"Mr. Morton is still a candidate tor
the first place on the ticket." In answer
to a question as to u statement published
that he (Mr. Piatt) had received a telegram-from
Mr. Morton today expressing
hts willingness to accept a nomination as
Vice President, it it were offered him,
Mr. Piatt said: "I can positively deny
having received any such telegram. I
repeal, Mr. Morton is still In the field for
From another source it was learned,
how ever, that many of the leading manipu
lators think it is practically decided that
Mr. .Morton will be nominated for Vice
President after Major McKinley has been
placed at the head of the ticket, and that
assurances have been received that Mr.
Morton will accept. One ot the most
prominent ot Eastern delegates said this
"The ticket will be McKinley and Morton.
You may put that down as settled. An
understanding has been reached which wll
bring about that result. Matters have been
drifting that way for some time, and unless
the unforseen happens Mr. Morton will
stand again for the Vice Presidency."
The McKinley League of the Stateof New
York held a meeting this evening to protest
against the attempt to force upon the con
vention the nomination of Gov. Morton for
the Vice Presidency. Resolutions to that ef
fect, offered by John F. Milholland, ami
which, be said, hud been approved by Mc
Kinley's friends here, were adopted.
The grounds for their opposition were that
the purposo of the movement was to dis
crcditthecandldacyof McKinley and weaken
him before the convention; that it would
drag into national politics the factional fight
in New York and that It was an insult to
the friends of McKinley In New York.
APPEAL TO COLORED DELEGATES.
The therefore asked all the friends of
McKinley to Join in prosing the attempt
to nominate Mr. Morton or any other New
Yorker for the eecend place on the ticket.
"Dodgers" reading us follows were sub
scquenllv scattered all over the city:
"Colored Republicans: Can c,u afrord to
support for Vice-President a man who,
while occupying that office, resigned his
place as presiding officer to a Democrat
when the Lodge election bill came up Le
fore the Unlteirl States Senate?
"No, of course not.
"Then you cannot entertain the Idea fcr
a moment of giving the seccml pi. ice on the
ticket to Levi P. Morton of New York.
"The Lodge election bill, had It become
a law, would have given 2,000,000 of
colored Republlcans.ln the South the
right of franchise guaranteed by the Con
stitution, but vas withheld, owing to the
treachery or dough-faced leadership of
such Republicans as Thomas C. Piatt's
candidate for Vice President.
"Rev. Ernest Ljon, D. D. pastor Bt.
Mark's Church, New York; Rev. Dunlel
Wisher, pastor Mount Olivet Bip.Ht'
Church, New York; Rev. Henry Cramer,
pastor Ebenczcr Baptist Church, New
York; Rev. T. H. Ba) les, pastor Betliesda
Church, New Rocbclle.N. Y.;Rcv. IS. S. G.
Miller, pastor Mount Tabor Presbjterian
Church, New York; Rev. Granville 11.
Hunt, pastor Antioch Baptist Church,
New York, committee representing the
Metropolitan District of Associated
Churches, representing over 4,000 church
going Republicans of New York."
REED TAKING IT EASY.
Keeps to His Hotel Surrounded by His
Speaker Reed, who enjoys the additional
distinction of being the only Republican
Presidential possibility for 1&0G who has
headquarters in Washington, is a man much
observed of late. The more he Is observed,
however, the less permeable he is to In
vestigation. Mr. Reed spends hisdajs and nights wlfh
commendable quietude and dignity at the
Shoreham, with an occasional walk In the
park which is sometimes extended down to
the Capitol grounds or in the direction of
the White House, where Mr. Clev eland is the
tenant at will. Nobody knows what Mr.
Re'ed thinks about on these rambles, but K
Is certain that when he gets to the White
House, if he gc's there, he will remove the
embargo on Presidents and Cabinet ladles
riding the bike, Mr. Reed being a fairly
good rider himself.
It was expected that the Shoreham last
night would have been unusually active
with the presence of politicians, of whom
there is n big crowd here who are stand
ing by the Reed fortunes. Mr. Reed, it is
understood, has made arrangements to
to get hot from the wires the res gestae
ot the convention. That body, however,
adjourned early In the afterm i.and there
was no special need ot bulletins, red hot
or otherwise, as 'to what It did individually.
Mr. Reed dined well, as usual, then came
out, strolled around awhile in the lobby,
and then went off by himself in the moon
light. There will possibly be a great deal
of news today which will interest Mr.
Reed and all his friends, which will come
by the private wire. As said, however,
Mr. Reed is losing no sleep. If he is
beaten this time it will be the first time
in his life that he ever lost a game, and
he is Just the kind of a political hero
to enjoy a novel sensation. Ten to one
he will be the author ot the best Joke
of the season on the ever green subject
ot the defeated candidate, and he will
not spare himself if Le be the victim.
Virginia. Contest Settled.
St. Louis. June 16.-The contest in the
Second Virginia district will not be carried
before flic committee on credentials. Two
sets of delegates were selected and the
national committee seated bfjth delega
tions, but tock reaction that would settle
the question of Presidential elector. To
day both factions of the party got together
ami withdrew their candidates for elector
and agreed that Col. Harper should be
named as the elector for that district.
COnXELIUS VA2TDERHILT ILT..
Attack of Inflammatory rtliounintim
Mny Postpone Ills Marriage.
New i'ork. June 16. It was authorita
tively announced tonight 'that Mr. Cor
nelius Vanderbilt. Jr.. whose marriage to
Miss Grace Wilson has been set for Thurs
day, is seriously ill with Inflammatory
rheumatism at the home of his father.
Mr. Vanderbilt lias been confined to h'
bed since Monday and Is under the care
of Doctors Draper and Janeway. lie felt
well Sunday morning, but owing to his
going out In the rain storm he Buffered a
relapse of rheumatism, from which he has
been subject for some time.
Yesterday he was unable to leave his
bed, and his condition became such that
Doctors Janeway and Draper were sum
moned. Thev found Mr. Vanderbilt In
great pain. He grew worse daring the
day and passed a bad night
Toddy, however, he Improved consid
erably and was resting easily tonight.
Owing to the Illness of Mr. Vanderbilt it
is thought the wedding may have to be
Grout Nominated for Congress.'
Montpelier, Vt., June 16. The Repub
licans of the Second district today unani
mously nominated Gen. W. W. Oroirt for
Congress. The convention adopted ns its
resolutions the platform to be adopted by
the 8tate convention at Burlington tomor
row and by the national convention.
Kaiser Dines la Bans Clmnir.
Berlin. June 10. The emperor and em
press today gave a luncheon at the new
palace In hoapr of LI Buns Chan, the
distinguished Chinese statesman.
Defeats Scheme to Disfran
chise the District. "
WHOLE MATTER TABLED
"When the Project Was Brought Be
fore the Committee lie Directly
Churned t heOppoxlt Ion With Ufider
bund Methods Denied Purkor'n
AHegutlonN and "Won.
From a Staff Correspondent.
Bt. Louis, Mo June 16. The attempt or
the Parker people to deprive the Dis
trict of Columbia of its representation in
the national convention, and have the na
tional committee select the .committee
man for the District, receive 1 a knock-out
In the committee on rules tonight.
The letter of Mr. Parker to Chairman
Carter and the letter's reply thereto, and
the petition asking for a change in the
rules were reaJ and after some discussion
the Missouri member of the committee
moved Its adoption. Andy Glecson, who
was In attendance on the committee on
resolutions at the Laclede Hotel was sent
for by friends who had formed a com
bination to watch the proceedngs or the
committee and rally the forces to protest
against the change.
Gleeson, upon his arrival, made a for
cible speech, In which he stated that a
tot of silt stockings and dudes, who were
too good and too proud to take part in
District politics, had sent a powerful lobby
here to secretly attempt to disfranchise the
Republicans of the District.
CHALLENGE TO PARKER.
They had devoted their energies to
Senators and Members or Congress .und
attempted to create an Impression that they
alone represented the best interests of the
Republican party in the District.
"vby," said nc, "1 would be glad to
have Mr. Parker or any other man meet
me In the primaries. I have never been
defeated vet, and this same Parker was
afraid to continue in the fight after be
had been publicly announced as a candi
date for months.
"There is no need to take away our
representation and I am positive that
this committee will not attempt to strike
Mr. Ulceson's speech completely won
the committee over to his side of the
case, for when Delegate Rich ot Idaho
moved to lay the whole matter ou the
table It was carried unanimously.
GLEESON STOLE A MARCH.
Andy Gleeson stole a march on Perry Car
son today after the convention opened.
They were unable to agree on the commit
tee assignments, so Gleeson wrote out his
-slate and, without Carson's knowledge,
sent It up to the reading clerk.
When the list was announced Carson
pushed his way to the desk tofind out how
It was done. Gleeson sajs he did not make
much of a kick when they met afterward,
buUCarson came t.ear having some trouble
to convince the ccroraittt e when It l.ehl Its
preliminary meeting Just after adjoaru
ment that he was entitled to a place on
the committee, because all the papers here
had announced that there was u Ccadlock
In the District delegation.
It Is believed Carson Is secure in his posi
tion. Aaron Brndsh.iw, chairman clthe
late Republican central committee of
Washington, gave his views on the repre
sentation question as follows:
"If the existing 6tatc of affairs In the
Republican party of the District Is'to be
continued I am heartily In ravor of a change,
even to the taking away of our rlghtof par
ticipating in the national conventions and
representation on the national committee.
There seems to be no reason to hope that
the future will be any bettcrthan tbepast.
As at present managed It is only a question
ofcolorandnioney. With proper safeguards
thrown around our primaries respectable
Republicans could and would take part, but
there seems to be no reason to expect such
a change; therefore. It seems useless to
longer continue the farce and makea laugh
ing stock of our fair city."
HIGGINS MEN ARE SEATED.
Addicks Delegation Turned Down After
a Bitter Fight.
Bt. Louis, June 16. The resolution be
fore the credentials1, committee to scat
the Addicks delegation was defeated, 20
ajes, 29 nays. The committee then voted
on the. question of seating the Higgins
delegation, ajes, 3t, nays, 17.
Bt. Louis, June 16. Just as soon as the
committee on credentials had organized,
Mr. J. C. Cowen of Nebraska submitted
the following resolution:
"That tlie roll of delegates and alternates
prepared by the national committee forthe
purpose or temporary organization be and
the same Is hereby adopted by this com
mittee as the true and correct roll or the
delegates and alternates of this convention,
and that this committee prorceil with the
hearing ot the contesU referred to It by the
national committee, viz.: the delegates
and alternates from the State or Delaware
and the delegates and alternates from the
State or Texas."
Mr. W. P. Hepburn ot Iowa ofrered the
"That the secretary be instructed to ob
tain rrom the national committee all papers
and documents riled and before them In the
contests for seats in tlie the convention, and
that thereupon this committee proceed to
uispose ot an contests In alphabetical
order of States."
This substitute was lost by a vote of 29
nays to 17 yeas, thus showing thatthe Mc
Kinley men of the committee who desire
to shut out any further hearing of the con
tests have won, and that the temporary roll
of the convention, so far as completed, will
be made permanent nnd the work of the
The committee adjourned until 7:30
o'clock in the evening without taking a vote
on the jicndlng motion.
Before adjourning, however, Messrs.
Thompson of Ohio, Hepburn of Iow.vnnd
Coweu of Nebraska, were appointed a com
mittee to formulate rules for any contests
that the convention may hear. Nearly
every member responded to the roll call
when the committee 'reassembled at 7:30.
Mr. Sutherland of New York, moved
that a representative of the press associa
tions be admitted to the sessions ot the
committee aud tills was carried unani
mously, all other persons not connected
with the committee's investigation being
required to withdraw.
A subcommittee reported in favor cf giv
ing two hours for the discussion of the
HiggiiiB-Addlcks Delawaro case, and au
hour and a halt to the Texas case.
This report was antagonized by Mr. Hep
burn ot Iowa, who moved that twj hours
be given to each side in this contest, but
the proposition was defeated by no over
whelming majority and the report -.f the
committee was adopted with ooe vote In
HIGGINS ARGUES IT.
At 8 o'clock ex-Senator Biggins was
presented and proceeded to open the casein
behalf of his delegation.
He repeated, as emphatically as ho could,
that J. Edward Addicks was no more quali
fied as a Republican to sit and act In this
convention than would Arthur P. Gorman
or David B. Hill. As recently as 1890 Ad
dicks had given $5,000 to defeat a-Repub-lican
candidate for governor -antU elect -a
'Democrat, and the proofs were forJJicom-
uifi u tuc iuu ui mv sworn statements,
of three witnesses who .lived In 'the same'
bouse with him in Philadelphia and to whom
he boasted of tlierfucts.
He declared thntr as a result of the con
spiracy between Addicks and the Demo
cratic party in the last election, the Repub
licans of Delaware bad lost a governor nnd
a United States Senator. No question of
principle was involved, assuming that this
man bad any principle
He simply claimed to nwn the State. Re
publicanism had no place In his repertoire.
Would the committee givpthls man a clean
bill of health, would it coedonehis crime so
that ho could go home aid-elect himself to
the United States Senntir
It would mean the destruction of the
Republican party In Delaware for this
thing to be done. He ibetrppfi tim v,m.
mlttce not to put upoh them this un-
speakaDie shame. -As Ttrf Addicks' asso
ciates, they had chained (themselves to his
political and personal fortunes, and were
entitled to no consideration.
addicks roughly handled.
Addicks had no moral conception; no
Idea that there was a man above ground
that was above being- tioasht. That was
his ethical position; that was the kind or
creature that the committee aod the op:
posit e faction in Delaware had to deal
He begged and entreated it not to do so.
Mr. Michael J. Murray opened for the
Addicks' side. He protested against the
personalities that had been Indulged in,
and Insisted that the question should be
fought out on the strict issues in th ,.
It was not necessary to take up time In
defending Mr. Addicks he needed no
defense. This brought out so much ap
plause that Cbairmaii Fert was compelled
to give notice that 'no demonstration In
behalf of one side or the other would be
Mr. Murray wentontosaythatthecharges
that Mr. Addicks was a Democrat, or that
be bad given money to aid the Democratic
cause In Delaware, were absolutely false.
Dr. Caleb RLajton, one or the Addicks
delegates, aud who was chosen chairman
or the Delaware State convention, moke
He disclaimed having any ill will against
Senator Hlggtns, but declared that he and
the voung Republicans of Delaware de
manded the right to meet In convention and
elect their own representatives. Dr. Lay
ton denied emphatically that the conven
tion which named delegates was a mob or
roughs. He declared that no gang rule
was resorted to, but that when the minority
resorted to dilatory tactics he played "Tom
Hiram R. Burton, an Addicks district
delegate rrnm Sussex county and oneoflhc
oldest Republicans In the State, madca pro
test against the stain that had heen put
"t'v" "3 .e-iuiuiiML. iii cms contest by ex
Senator Hlgglns, wo. since his boihood.
wuu injcu ilia VIUM.'Olru;U(I,
ADDICKS HEARD FROM.
Gen, Wilson, the retiring .national com
mitteeman, speaking to the question oftlie
corruption at the primaries prior to the
Btate convention, told the committee
that in his own township, where 30G votes
were cast, there were not morethan twenty
of the majority but were purchased bv the
friends of Mr. Addicks, either by money
outright or promises or posllion.-
In rep'y to a question -from a member of
the committee. Mr. Adiulks said he had
lived in Delaware" for nineteen years
and had voted for .Abraham Lincoln and
every Republican caDdldjte for the Presi
Ex-Penator Biggins closed for the con
testants. Replying to Dr. Burton, who hlmrelf came
within a few votes ot being elected a
United Plates Senator. Mr- Higglns de
clared, with his hand upon his heart, that
no matter how long some ot those on the
other side had been his mends; no matter
how close they lud Iwpi Sogethcr, when
they allied themselves wlthAddicks, when
they indorsed his crimes, he and Ihcv
At 10M0 the contestees and contestants
re-urc-u, unu me committee went Into
MAY NOMINATE: TODAY.
McKinley nanagrers Plan to Name Both
St. Louis. June lC.-ltls the program nf
the McKinley managers not to hnve any
cxtended debate on the financial question,
and if Mr. Teller Is the only speaker the
previous question, on the adeption of the
resolutions, will proliablv be ordered as
soon as Mr. Teller finishes his speech. Ac
cording to tills program It is not impos
sible, the McKinley say, to adopt the
platform and nominate both candidates
Gov. Morton being out or the way the
contest ror the Vice Presidency narrows
down to Mr. Hobart or Ketr Jersey and
Mr. Evans or Tennessee. At McKinley's
headquarters It was stated tonight that
either or these men will be satisfactory
and the vote or Ohio will probably be di
vided between them.
Senator Teller, when asked ror a state
ment tonight declined to talk, bevoad the
single admission that the committee on
resolutions would adopt the financial
plank of the subcommittee and the con
vention would ratify that action by a
very large majority.
What he should vthen do Mr. Teller
would not say, but a free silver Senator
who enjoys bis confidence made the state
ment that the great free silver lender
would make a thirty minutes' speech In
which he would clearly and concisely
state the position or the silver mpn In till
fight and would then walk out of the
convention. It Is not believed, however,
that Mr. Teller would go so tar, although
he will decline to take any rurther part
In the proceedings.
The sliver bolt appears to be diminishing
In Its Importance, for it Is reported tonight
that Senator Mantle ,or Montana railed to
persuade his colleague, Chairman Carter,
or the national committee, to Join with
them In a protest against the action of the
Mr. Mantle himself declines to discuss
the subject, but is said to have expressed
the opinion that it would be useless ror
him to bolt unless Mr. Carter and he acted
together. This leaves as the silver lead
ers who still talk of bolting. Senators
Teller, Dubois aud Cannon and Congress
man Hartroun. Just what their follow
ing may be when the test comes i prob
lematical, but the sliver men admit that
quite a number of those who were firm up
to today have been weaned away froia
NEW YORKERS SEEK PEACE
Delegation Holds a Meeting- In Interest
- of Harmony.
St. Louis, June 16. At a meeting or
the New York delegates tonight the fol
lowing resolution was adopted:
"Resolved, That In the interests ofthcRe
publlcan party tho delegates or the State
of New York present at this meeting pro
test against dragging the party differences
In our own State Into tbenational canvass,
and record themselves as unalterably op
posed to embarrassing the comiug campaign
by placing any one of our fellow-citizens
opon the ticket as the coadidate ror Vice
President unless supported by a unanimous
voto or the State delegation."
Sixteen delegates were' present as fol
lows: Warner "Miller,. Josspb H. Newlns,
T. B. Willis. G. B Hoberts, Jr.; W. B.
Atterbury, E. J. KaJtonfccn, Anson O.
McCook, C. N. Bliss, 8. V. R. Kruger,
William Brookflcld, cln. I. CoUIs, Albert
Story, George E. Matthew. W. C. Dudley,
N. V. V. Franchot, andLaster E. Stearns.
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Ready for the Convention.
SILVER THRICE BEATEN
Financial Plank Hecum mended by tho
Subcommittee on Heiiolutlans Do
mundx a Maintenance of "the Pres
ent Stuudurd" Teller Made Three
.Efforts in Ueliult of Stiver.
St. Lou(s, June 16. The subcommittee
ou resolutions completed the construction
ot the platform tonight shortly before 12
Every member was placed under injunc
tions of secrecy, and the text of the plat
form will not he given out until after the
full committee have acted upon it tomor
row morning. "
The preamble and arraignment or the
Democratic party was written by Charles
Emory Smith. The tariff nlank is viL-nmns
In its enunciation of the policy of protec
tion and reciprocity and is based upon the
speech made by McKinley in opening the
Ohio campaign at Springfield.
An effort was made to securctbeinscrtlon
of a plank icstoring bounties on sugar, but
this was defeated, although the subject was
cared ror through the medium or a declara
tion rortheprotection orthcAmerican sugar
grower aDd .manufacturer.
The plank relating to foreign affairs
Is especially strong. It Indorses the Mon
roe doctrine, commends the. policy of the
jiarrison aumtnistratton In urfatrs per-talning-to
Hawaii, and declares In favor
of the recognition or the Cuban insurgents
There is also a strong pension plank, in
which the Democratic administration or
the Pension Orfice is arraigned and a
demand made for liberal pensions.
The committee is pledged to vote down
anv and all amendments that may be of
fered to the financial plank.
The committee ou resolutions, when
the convention adjourned, proceeded at
once to the Llndell Hotel and organized.
Senator Lodge or Massachusetts called
the convention to order and nominated Mr.
toraker or Ohio 'as chairman. Mr. Teller
of Colorado placed Mr. Dubois In nomina
tion. Forty-one persons answered to their
Gov. Foraker was elected. 35 votes being
cast for him and 4 for Dubois. Those who
voted ror Dubois were the members from
Colorado, Montana, North Carolina and
Utah. Neither Foraker nor Dubois voted,
the former announcing that he refrained
from voting as a matter of principle
and not because or his lack of esteem for
his competitor. A similar statement was
niadebyMr.Dubols, whereupon Mr.Foraker
took the chair.
Mr. Merriaui of Minresota moved that a
subcommittee be appointed to draft a
platform and present It tcrlght to the
full committee. This suggestion was cp
posed by Messrs. Tel'cr and Dutois. the
leaders of the sliver movement, on the
ground that It was better to discuss the
financial plank In full committee, lr Its
consideration were lert first to a sub
committee, they contended, the arguments
against a gold standard plank, which they
understood was to beadopted. would have
to dc mane twice.
TACIFIC SLOPE'S CLAIM.
They thought it advisable, therefore,
that so far as that "particular nlank was
concerned, the sulicommittce might te ex
cused from considenrg It. Mr. Merriam's
motion was carried and the chair appointed
a committee consisting of Messrs. Foraker
of Ohio, chairman ex-orfido; Loi'ge oT
Massachusetts. Merriam or Minnesota, Fes
senden or Connecticut. Teller or Colorado,
Warmouth of Louisiana, and Patterson of
At this point Mr. Burleigh of Washington
arose nnd entered a strong plea In favor
cf giving the raciric slope a representation
on the committee.
This brought Mr. Darlington of Pennsyl
vania to his feet with a declaration that
the two great Eastern States, New York
and Pennsylvania, which represent In the
aggregate one-fourth of the population of
the country, were not represented on the
committee, and he thought for thut reason
that the Pacific slope could also remain
unrepresented. After some discussion . how
ever, the committee was increased by the
addition of two other members. Mr. Burleigh
or Washington, and Mr. Lauterbach or New
A motion to adjourn until 8 o'clock this
evening was carried, the understnndimr
being that the subcommittee would meet
at 8 and begin at that time the formula
tion ot the platrorm. ir they have" not
concluded at 8 o'clock, when the rull com
mittee meets, they will, at least, report
progress and go again Into executive ses
sion to complete their work.
SILVER MEN DISPLEASED.
The silver members or the committee are
displeased at the meager representation
given them. They complain also that sev
eral members or the committee whom they
had regarded as bimetalltsts have "fallen
down." as they phrase it, and Joined the
ranks of the gold men. '
The committee wasappointedbythechalr
mau after a conference with Senator
Lodge. It consists of seven, gold men. one
sound money man and one silver man. An
analysis of the personnel or this comnutee
shows that It was carerully selected and
for a purpose.
Gov. Merrian is the author of one of the
staunchest gold planks orrcrcd for the con
sideration of the committee. The stand
Ingof Senator Lodge, of Massachusetts, Mr.
Fcssenden, or Ccnnecticut, Mr. Lauter
bach, or New York, and Mr. Patterson, or
Illinois, Is unequivocal.
Mr. Burleigh, or Washington, represents
the State that was among the last to
pass gold resolutions. Mr. Foraker, al
though pcrrcrring the omission or the word
"gold" accepts the situation and will vote
ror that standard. Ex-Gov. Warmouth, or
Louisiana, will rail into line, this leaving
Mr. Teller the solitary silver man on
the committee. From such a committee
the character or'iae' plauk can be readily
A few minutes after 8 o'clock the mem
bers of the committee again gathered in
the ladles' ordinary of the Llndell, but
the subcommittee did not put in its ap
over and said that the subcommittee was
still in session, and requested an adjourn
ment until tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock.
This was done. "
THE FINANCIAL FLANK.
The subcommittee on resolutions tonight
resolved to recommend to the commlttecon
resolutions the rollowing financial plank:
"The Republican party is unreservedly
for sound money. It caused the enactment
of the law providing for the resumption
of specie paymenls In 1879; since then
every dollar has been as good as gold.
"We are unalterably opposed to every
measure calculated to debase our currency,
or Impair the credit of our country. We
are, therefore, opposed to the free coinage
or silver except by international agreement
with the leading commercial nations or the
world, which wepledgeoursclvestopromote,
and until such agreement can lie obtained,
the existing sold standard must be pre
served. "All oar silver and paper currency now
In circulation must be maintained atpnrity
with gold, and we ravor all measures de
signed to maintain Inviolably the nhllra.
'UoD8 of the United States, and all our
money, wnetnercotn orpaper at the present
standard, the standard or the most en
lightened nations or the earth."
TELLER MAKES AN EFFORT. -The
adoptiou or the above plank was
not concurred in until tour different propo
sitious submitted by Mr. Teller were voted
First, Mr. Teller proposed a straight out
plank Tor free coinage at 16 to 1. This
was followed by a proposition to Coin"
the American product, although Mr. Teller
frankly confessed that he did not Indorse
this proposition, but would take It If. it-
were possible to get it.
Tho third proposition of Mr. Teller was
a resolution declaring for free coinage,
accompanied by reasons which. In brief,
set forth the fact that the protective tariff
system could not be maintained on u gold
standard basis. The fourth proposition
was a resolution submitted by Mr. Teller
at the request ot Mr. Fowler of Wyoming.
It prov ided for the coinage or the American
product aud a tariff on all silver and
silver ores Imported into the UnitedStateJ.
Mr. Teller having been defeated all
along the line, said that he was willing to
leave the construction ot the rest ot the
platrorm to the rest or the committee, and
started ror his rooms ror the purpose or
getting a good night's rest. It was at Mr.
Teller's request thatthe committee decided
to make public the financial plank upon
which it bad agreed.
READY TO CELEBRATE.
Canton Citizens Take All for Granted and
Canton, O., June 16. Canton has Lcgun
decora tlnglu anticipation of the dciconst ra
tion with which the news ot Major Mc
Klulcy's expected nomination ror the Presi
dency at St. Louis is to be received.
A rain, which began at noon, interfered
with the progress of preparations, but all
will be in readiness doubtless when the time
One hundred rounds of ammunition were
received this morning, to be used In the brass
cannon mounted on the public square.
The first charge will be exploded by
electricily. The cannon being connected by
wire with Convention nail. It will be fired
simultaneously with the announcement of
At that signal the fire alarm Lclls will be
rung and whistles or the factories in this and
surrounding towns will Le blown. If in the
day time all business, of whatever kind, will
be suspended In Canton, and the citizens,
irrespective of party, will assemble on the
square, march to Major McKinl'-v's resi
dence and congratulate him.
There will be some speechmaklng but
not much. This program, under the direc
tion of the Buttress Men's Association, is
to be carried out regardless of time or
STAYS QUIETLY AT HOME.
Major McKinley spent the morula- at
home, where he received a number or news
paper men and a ccromlttf e or the asso
ciation in charge or the nrminating demon
stration. There were no ether callers.
He received bulletins or the progress f
affairs at St. Louis over his private wire
and spoke In a half-regretful tone cf the
Intense Interest attaching to the first
gathering and organization cf a national
convention His mind was dwelling upcn
the scenes ot the historic conditions with
which he had been connected for the past
quarterof a century.
This afternoon Major McKinley attended,
as pallbearer, the funeral eWuIlus Whiting,
ft., an old and prominent resident cfCan-
ton. whoe residence stands rpposlte to
that or Canton's mest prominent citizen.
Mr. Whiting's sou Is an active politician
and was Ohio's sergeant-at-arms of the
St. Louis convention, being called home by
his father's fatal Illness.
Mr. McKinley received the last or the
convention bn!Ietis today Just before
starting to the funeral. But he was kept
informed of the progress of events, action
of the committees, etc., nntil he returned.
In the course of the day it was his
fortune to secure seats for the represent
atives of tlie Illinois Federation of Labor
at St. Louis. Walter M. Graves, secretarj,
telegraphed him that they were at the
convention to see htm nominated but had
been unable to get tickets. Major Mc
Kinley referred the telegram to William
Hahn who advised him that Mr. fnvc-s
and party would be cared for on making
ANNIVERSART OF WATERLOO.
While talking this afternoon about the,
probable length of the convention and the
day nn which the nomination would be
made. Major McKinley exploded another
story based upon his alleged supersti
tion. Some one had said that be did not
want the nomination to be made on Thurs
day because that wnjld be the 18th Instant,
the anniversary or the battle or Water
loo. When this was brought to his at
tention, the Major said:
"I don't know but what that would be
a good day ror the nomination to be made.
Whatever may occur. It .would not be the
Waterloo of the Republican party."
Gen. E. R. Eckley of Carrol ton, Ohio,
was a caller at Major McKin!e's resi
dence today. He has been a prominent
figure in Ohio politics, once representing
bis district in Congress, and is now past
eighty years of age. A delegation of
Tippecanoe Club men from Cleveland called
this evening to arrange for a visit to
Canton by the organization on Saturday,
the 27th Instant.
BIG BLOWOUT PLANNED.
They expect to bring about firty car
loads or people. Speeches will lie made by
several or the visitors and towns-people
and Major McKinley will respond." This
will probably be tlie ftrst formal demon
stration of the campaign by out-of-town
The arrivals today were chiefly news
paper men, a dozen or more showing up.
Hon. John Russell Young, who has been
here a week or more will leave Thursday.
The ladles are going to take part on
their account In the demonstration on
the occasion of Major McKinley's nomi
nation. There Is a Sorosis here which
numbers about 100 members. It has
adopted the following resolution:
Resolved. That Canton Sorcsis in the
event of the nomination or ex-Gov. Mc
Kinley Tor President or the United States
call upon the women or Canton, irrespec
tive or party affiliations, to join them in
a demonstration of respect on behalf or his
venerable mother and beloved wife, when
in the event of his election, will honor
the women of Canton, or Ohio, and or the
nation In the White House, through the
influence ot pure, beautitul anj irreproach
able lives worthy or emulation by every
true daughter or the union.
To carry Into effect a committee of thir
teen was appointed.
CONSUL WILLS DYING.
Xovv Appointee Stricken With Pur
ulyulH at La Plata, Md.
(Special to The Times.)
La Plata, Md., June 16. Hon. Charles II.
Wills, who was appointed on Salunlay,
United States consul to Managua, Nica
ragua, was stricken with paralysis yes
terday while seated with his family ot
dinner, and now lies In a precarious con
dition. His physician says that bis death may
occur at any moment. Mr. Wills was
appointed consul to Managua, In 1883, and
served five years, when he was succeeded
by a Republican, and his reappointment on
Saturday was to fill a vacancy caused by
the Senate's failure, to coutirm a previous
Mr. Wills Is seventy-three years or age,
and has resided In Charles county all his
' Primaries In Indianupollx.
Indianapolis. Ind., Tunc 10. Tlie Demo
cratic primaries or this city and county
tonight resulted In contested delegations in
almost every ward. On the race or the
official returns the gold people have
seventy delegates-to the State convention,
the sllverltes sixty and five to bear from.
Declares He Desires No lore
EOnOr From Is Party.
WABNS IT AGAINST SILVER
He Says Its Adoption Would
Mean Lasting Disaster.
SHOULD ACT IN CONCERT
While Ilc-Doeslfot Ilelleve the Party
Will Enjiruft Free fallver Upon It
Creed, Ho CuIIn on f-ouud Money
Men to Work Together Declares
lie Desires HereufterOfo Greater
Political Privilege Than to Be u.
rrlvute in the IlunUa.
President Cleveland last night gave out
an Interview expressing his views on the
Democratic situation, the financial ques
tion and containing the direct declaration
that he is not a candidate for rencmina
tlon. The President said:
"I have made no figures as to the"
probable action of delegates already
chosen, or to be chosen to the Democratic
National Convention, but I refuse to be
lieve that when the time arrives for de
liberate aclion there will be engrafted upon
our Democratic creed a demand for the
free, unlimited, and Independent coinage
"I cannot believe this because I know
the Democratic party Is neither unpatriotio
nor foolish, and because it seems so clear
to mc that such a course will inflict a
very great Injury upon every interest of
our country, which it has teen the mis
sion of Democracy to advance, and will
result In lastlug disaster to our party
TEA RS NOT F EEE SILVER.
"There is little Lope that as a means cf
success this free silver proposition, after
its thorough ili-cusMcu during a political
campaign, will attract a majority or the
votes ot the country. It must be that
many ot the illusions lutluenaug those
cow relying upon this alleged panacea rcr
their ills will be dispelled before the time
comes for them to cast their ballots which
will express their sober second thought.
"The adoptiou by the Democracy or this
proLHtiiliuu would, I believe, give to our
opponents au advantage both in tLe present
and future which they do not deserve.
"My attachment to true Democracy is
so strong that I consider its success as
identical with the promotion of the coun
CONCERTED ACTION URGED.
"This ought sufficiently to account for
my anxiety that no mistake be made at
our party Convention. In my opinion
no effort should be spared to secure such
action ot the delegates as will avert party
"It is a place tor consultation and com
parison ot views, and those Democrats
who believe in the cause ot sound money
should there be heard and be constantly
' "A cause worth fighting ror Is worth
righting ror to the end. If sound money
Democrats suppose there is danger ot a
mistake being made, such danger should
stimulate their activity in averting it
instead of creating discouragement.
IS NOT A CANDIDATE.
"I am very far from arrogating to myself
a controlling Influence upon the policy ot
my party; but asnn unflinching Democrat
who has been honored by his party and who
desires hereafter no greater political
privilege than to occupy theplaceof private
mils ranks, I hope I to jy not be blamed for
saying thus much as this time, in the in
terest, as it seems to me, ot the grand old
organization, so rich In honorable tra
ditions, so Justly proml or Its achievements,
and always so undaunted and brave init
battles for the people's welTare."
Candidate Huoth "Withdraws.
Columbus. O.. June 16. Henry J. Booth.
Democratic candidate ror Congress in this
district, has withdrawn rrom the race.
The reason he gives is that the method
or nomination is irregular. The real
reason is Lelievcd lu oe that whilo the
majority of the party in the district Is
for free silver, he Is for the single gold
Southern-Centnil Itallrond Cnso
Atlanta. Ga., June 10,-The Georgia Rait
road commission has let Jure 29 for the
hearing ot the Southern-Central case. The
commissioners are trying to ascertain who
owns the controlling Interest in the Cen
tral. It being presumed that the Southern
does, iritis shown that the Southern con
trols tlie Central, the- comniissicn claims the
power to make through freight rates over
Championship Tennis) Postponed.
Philadelphia, June 10. Owing to bad
weather the open lawn tennis tournament
for tlie championship or the United States
iu ladies' singles and doubles and mixed
doubles, which was to have commenced
today on the grounds or the Philadelnhla
Cricket Club, was postpoued until tomor
row. Bntger'si College Commencement
New Bruuswlck, N. J.. June 16 The
120 Hi annual commencement of Rutger's
College took place this evening, brinciae
to a close the exercises aud rcatlvities ot
a most delightful week.
Deatti of n. Pcnsncola Luvvyer.
Pcnsacola. Fin., .Tune 16. Judge R. I.
Campbell, one of the eldest members of
the Pensncola bar. died this morning all
Oakfield. his summer residence, six miles
from this city. He was aged seventy-flv-l
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