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PITTSBURG, WEDNESDAY. JUNE 22. 1892-T.WELVE PAGES
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"Whitney's latest Figures
Guarantee a Eenomina-
tion on One Fallot.
TAMMXY IS DYING HABD,
And Announces That It Has Yet
Enough Votes to Prevent
CLEVELAND'S VICTORY IN A EUSH.
Loies to Have the Votes of the Antis if He
Shows Tp Strong1.
The First Day's Session of the Chicago
Convention a Very Tame Affair The
Principal Feature Was Two Outbursts
of Applause for Blaine The Apparent
Walkover for Cleveland Bobs the
Occasion of Most of Its Excitement
Speculators Gobbling1 the Seats Pre
vent a Full House Kentucky Follows
Indiana and Illinois Into the Cleveland
Column The Bead of the Ticket
Likely to Be Named To-Day.
The first day's session of the Democratic
National Convention of 1892 was quiet
and orderly. Only the naming of commit
tees was done.
A resolution of condolence with ex
Secretary Blaine in his bereavement was
greeted with enthusiastic applause.
Tammany still insists it can muster 330
votes against Cleveland, but Whitney says
that with the accession of Kentucky and
Arkansas the ex-President has 626 votes
and will be nominated on the first ballot.
Senator Voorhees will present the name
of Governor Gray, of Indiana, for Vice
President, and, as the opposition to his se
lection is not formidable, so the ticket
stands as it was yesterday Cleveland and
THE LAST GRAND RALLY
Of the Anti-Cleveland Forces They Claim
to nve Knough Totes to Prevent Cleve
land's Nomination on First Ballot Wo
Specifications to Be Given Ont.
irnOM A BTArr cobbispondext.
Ciiicago, June 22. 2 a. si. Important
Tammany and its allies made a last grand
r&Jly to-night, and in the early hours of the
morning the announcement is made that the
tiper is still hopeful of blocking Cleveland's
nomination. At 1 o'clock, after a confer
ence held in the rooms of the New Xork
deljation, which had lasted Tor several
hours, Ttie Dispatch correspondent was
railed into the presence of General Cat ch
ines, of Mississippi; Senator Sely, of South
Carolina, and Lieutenant Governor Shee
han, of New York. Mr. Sheehan acted as
spokesman, and said:
"We have received to-night reports from
every State, and can positively assure that
theie will be 330 votes cast against Mr.
Cleveland on the first call, thus preventing
his nomination at that ballot, at least."
"What States do these votes come from?"
"That we are not prepared to state.
Nearly every Southern State and many
ol the Western ones are represented in the
list. There it absolutelv no doubt that the
330 are safe."
-ontliern States Among the Ami.
"And you can say," added Senator Sely,
"that we are against Mr. Cleveland not
The Jan Who Designed Vie "Contention i7am."
only because he will lose New York, but
several Southern States besides."
The anti-Cleveland people scored an
other point. The sub-commitee of the
Committee on Rules and Order of Business
adopted a report against the unit rule,
which will be presented to the full body in
the morning for action.
As soon as thee announcements were
made The Dispatch correspondent
hastened to the conference of the Cleveland
leaders at the Richelieu. There Mr. Whit
ney said: "We have just carefully ex
amined and revised our figures, and say
confidently that Mr. Cleveland will have
02Gotcson the first ballot. If the Tarn
iranv people only claim 330 we are only 40
or 0 otes apart in our estimate, and I
think the difference will be found on the
side ol Cleveland.
Th Unit Unle no I-oncr a Factor.
"As a matter of fact, if the ex-President
only had 520 votes, he would be sure of the
nomination, as with a lead like that the
balance would speedily be forthcoming.
Mr. C eland will have more than the two
thirds, and be nominated on the first ballot,
with or without the unit rule."
"Have vou hal any conference with
Croker, Mr. Whitney?" was asked.
"I ha e not. Such a statement has been
frequently made, but is a mistake."
Attorney General Hensel, who was at the
conference, said: "I understand the sub
Committee on Rules has reported against
the unit rule, jtnat sub-committee was. ap-I
pointed in a thoughtless moment, and when
the anti-Cleveland people found they were
in the majority they brought in the adverse
report. There is no doubt their action will
be reversed by the fall committee to-morrow."
Ohio was to have met to-night, with the
intention of getting on the band wagon, bat
the renewal of the opposition movement
caused the meeting to be postponed until
10 o'clock to-morrow morning for the pur
pose of awaiting developments.
Harrity in lino for Chairman.
A full fledged movement in favor of Sec
retary Harrity for National Chairman in
the event of Cleveland's nomination was
inaugurated to-night Mr. "Whitney ex
pressed himself as heartily in favor of the
plan. Colonel Brice said: "I will not
take the Chairmanship again under any cir
cumstances, and I think Harrity would be
jnst the man for the place."
Secretary Sheerin, of Indiana, said:
"There has been some talk of Gorman, but
I am assured that he does not want the po-
INTEEIOE OF THE
sition. His health would not stand the
strain. He is sick in bed to-night,
and may not be able to go
into the convention to-morrow. It is possi
ble Gorman will go on the committee in the
interests of the party's success, but he will
not take the' chairmanship. I have become
very favorably impressed with Mr. Harrity
and his methods, and he is my choice for
When the attention of the Pennsylvania
leader was called to the movement in his
favor, he said: "I regard the expressions
as very much of a compliment, butThave
no information to lead me to believe that I
have been selected for the position,
as the choice will not be made for some
weeks yet. My duties in Pennsylvania and
my business affairs are such that I cannot
see my way clear to take up such important
work, even if requested to do so."
It is not believed, though, that Mr. Har
rity would persist in his refusal if Mr.
Whitney and the other leaders shouldfunite
with Mr. Cleveland in requesting him to
assume the direction of the campaign.
A PRETTY TAME AFFAIR.
The First Session ot the Convention an Un
interesting One Cheers for Blaine the
Only Break in the Bontlne Monotony
Too Mnch of a Cleveland Certainty to
Keep It Lively. ,
rrBOM A STAFF COBBESrONDEXT.
Chicago, June 21. Badges are no
longer necessary to distinguish the follow
ers of Cleveland from those of Hill, Boies
and the favorite sons. Jovial smiles spread
over the faces of the former, as they talk of
the victory which they so firmly believe is
in their grasp, while an expression of gloom
and sullen defiance rests upon the counten
ances of the Tammany braves and their al
lies. The first admission of defeat was the
unwilling confession of Chairman Brice to
The Dispatch two days ago. There is
every sign that the defeat has now become
a rout. On every side delegates and boom
ers alike are flocking to the standard of the
victor. Sexr York aud Iowa announce that
they will hold out to the bitter end, but
that end is apparently near at hand.
Secretary Harrity, who has shared with
Mr. "Whitney the distinction of leading the
Cleveland forces, sums up the situation
thus: "It is only a matter of a feVv hours
now until the choice of the masses of the
Democracy will have been nominated by
the representatives of the party in conven
tion assembled. All the reports received
to-day have been encouraging. There has
not been one discouraging return.
Cleveland 2Xay Be Kained To-Bay.
"If the Committee on Resolutions is har
monious, and completes its work to-night,
Grover Cleveland may be named before the
sun sets to-morrow. If there is a fight on
the platform the nomination maybe delayed
until Thursday, but it is a certainty when
ever the time comes. It is hard to give
figures, for the reason that each hour adds
to the formidable array."
Lawrence T. Neal, of Ohio, Campbell's
political foe, concedes the nomination of
Cleveland. So does Walter B. Ritchie, the
skilled politician who elected Brice Sen
ator. Mr. Ritchie says: "It is a landslide,
and a remarkable one at that. Two-thirds
of the leaders of the party now here be
lieve that Cleveland's nomination is unwise
because of the situation in New York. The
ex-President has won the victory because of
cowardice, the absolute cowardice of those
whose duty it was to stand in the breach
for the interests of the party. I wanted to
see a Democrat President a man who
would put 100,000 Democrats to work. But
there is no help for it. Cleveland i now
certain to be chosen."
The Convention a Tame Affair.
Perhaps it was the general recognition of
the fact that the fight is practically over
that made the gathering of the convention
to-day such a tame affair. But twice dur--ng
the session was there a really spontan
eous and vigorous burst of applause. None
of the Democratic candidates for President
were even mentioned during the proceed-I
ings, and the name which evoked the ex
pressions of enthusiasm was that of the
statesman who for a score of years lias been
Democracy's most powerfnl and feared op
ponent. The first genuine outburst of the conven
tion came when Temporary Chairman Owen,
in his opening address, referred to the
"Marshal Key who went down at Minne
apolis before the mailed legions of the
bread-and-butter brigade." It was the one
feature of Owen's speech which attracted
attention, for otherwise the effort ofWat
terson's Kentucky discovery was uninter
esting and disappointing. But the applause
was even more pronounced when, a little
later, a resolution of sympathy with the
Maine statesman in his present affliction
was presented and unanimously adopted.
Redoubled Cheers for Blaine.
When the Maine delegation thanked the
convention for this tribute to a fellow-citizen,
though a party opponent, the enthu
siasm was redoubled, and for a minute the
cheers for Blaine were a realistic reminder
of the tremendous popular expression which
vainly endeavored to turn the adverse tide
Outside of these incidents nothing but
business of the most routine character was
h transacted, and the decks cleared for the
events to follow. Tne Convention Hall
was not nearly filled, at least 6,000 of the
20,000 chairs being vacant This was largely
due, as at the other gathering two weeks
ego, to speculators securing many of the
tickets, while clamorous thousands stood on
the streets demanding admission.
But the convention was one of the least
important political features of the day. The
first development was the announcement
that Kentucky had decided to follow In
diana and Illinois into the Cleveland, camp.
At a meeting of the delegation Henry Wat
terson, made one of his characteristic
speeches, in which he said that from now
and henceforth he was for Grover Cleveland
and he hoped the Blue Grass State would
get in line when the man of destiny was
Watterson Wants a Winner.
All his labors in opposition to Mr.
Cleveland had been done from a sincere de
sire to see a winner named, and he had up
to within a short time ago been convinced
that it would be madness to urge Mr. Cleve
land's nomination in the face of the fact
that a yawntag grave would be prepared for
him by his enemies in-New York. Bnt the
last 36 hours had worked a wonderful change.
The magic ot the ex-President's name had
even cast its spell about the solid phalanx of
opposition in New York. '
Mr. Watterson eulogized Mr. Whitney.
.to whom he credited the wonderful cam
paign made in Mr. Cleveland's interest, and
he believed that in the end New York State
would be brought into line for tbe nominee
and the solid vote of the Empire State
would be cast for Mr. Cleveland.
The action of Kentucky was followed by
reports that other opposing elements would
be in line by the time the convention re
assembled to-morrow. General Slocum, one
of Tammany's more conservativessoon gave
up the struggle. He was asked: "Do yon
concede Whitney's claims that Cleveland
haB 602 votes?"
Without hesitating a moment the General
replied: "It is my opinion that Cleveland
will be nominated on the first ballot. Yes,"
he repeated, as he moved along on the arm
of a friend, "that is mv opinion Cleveland
will get it on the first "ballot"
Tammany Tigers Still Defiant.
The other representatives of the Tiger are
not so frank as General Slocum. While
their countenances plainly show defeat they
ssill give out defiant utterances. The ex
pression, "Cleveland can't carry New
York" was heard more frequently than ever
as the nomination ot Grover for the third
successive time became practically assured.
Some of the Tammany actors made a last
desperate effort They visited the Western
and Southern delegations with a plea like
this: "We came here for Hill, but if you
are opposed to him and will say who you
do want, we will cheerfully support him.
Just name your man, we care not who, so
long as it isnot Cleveland. Do not force
this candidate upon us. He is not a Dem
ocrat, and has no possible chance of carry
ing his own State.
The Cleveland delegates listened pa
tiently to this plaintive appeal, smiled,acd
shook" their heads. They had not worked
hard and won a victory just to throw it
away because their opponents were not sat
isfied. There are a few unreconciled ones out
side New York. Delegate E. TJ. Barrett,
of Georgia, said to The Dispatch to-
f night: "There are still nine of us who will
not vote lor Urover Cleveland in this con
vention, under any circumstances. We
will support him if he is nominated, but
we will enter our solemn and emphatic pro
Iowa's Contingent a Sore tot.
Iowa's contingent, tired, dusty, hoarse,
and despondent, will not dance to the
aud Boies' name will be on the lips of the
Hawkeyes until the words of Judge J. P.
Duncombe, who will place Horace Boies'
name in nomination, have been lost in the
general turmoil; and shouting for Grover
Cleveland. But they are a sore lot of men.
Never were the Gorman, Hill and Gray
people, who might have helped Iowa's son,
more severely scorched than they were to
day. Every delegate had something cut
ting to say, and after having delivered him
selt of his vituperation he invariably asked
Senator Shields if it would be a rood plan
to work for Boies for second place. To each
questioner the Chairman of the Iowa dele
gation replied: "No, sir: we are in the
shade of a big iceberg, but Boies first, or
not at alL"
Delegate A. T. Likes, of DesMoincs,
sought a cool spot in the midst of an oven
like room, end turned over the figures of
Whitney "They look convincing enough
to dowu anybody but Boies," said Mr.
Likes. "Cleveland may be nominated, but
we will never desert Boies until the call for
an unanimous vote is made. There is no
longer much hope of trying to throw the j
anu-weveianu Btreuhu fcu our cauuiuuio,
but you can count upon at least 100 votes
A Mistake to Nominate Cleveland.
National Committeeman William Dixon,
of the District of Columbia, 'wandered
among his brethren on the National Com
mittee to-day, telling them what a terrible
mistake it wonld be to nominate Grover
Cleveland. "Gentlemen," said he, "Oleve:.
land will be nominated because the crowds
want to be in the band wagon, bnt if will
be suicide for the party."
Most ot tbe speculation to-day has been
concerning the second place. The general
impression is that the friends of Boies have
remained out in the cold too long to secure
him the nominsjtion for Vice President,
even if such was their desire, which they
say it is not. After Senator Palmer had
expressed his opinion to-day that Cleveland
would be nominated on the first ballot, he
was asked: "How about the second place
on the ticket?"
"That will probably go to Gray, as he
seems to be the most promising candidate."
"Would you allow your name to go before
the eonvention as a candidate for the nom
ination for Vice President?"
'-'No, sir, decidedly I wonld not That
mav sound rather abrupt, however," the
Senator continued, "considering the fact
that I have not been asked to accept You
know that the girl said, when asked if she
wanted to get married, 'Nobody has asked
me, sir.' "
Jdvantaees of the VI oe Presidency,
"But, all joking aside, I do not want the
second place on the ticket To a man who
has been on the floor of the Senate the po
sition of Vice President loses many charms.
To a man who desires to pay high in order
to secure certain. social distinctions the
Vice-Presidencylsajjosition to be coveted.
For instance, In", ilie case of Levi P. Mor
ton. He is a" man' of considerable culture
and great wealth, and as the leader of social
life in Washington he is a success. The
position affords an entree into the best
apcial circles, and is an honorable one, being
second in this great Republic. Governor
Gray would shine in such a position, and
will fill it with honor."
Senator Palmer's opinion that ex-Governor
Gray will be named with Cleveland is
the generally accepted one. though a report
was current to-night that there was a move
ment in the Indiana delegation to displace
Gray and push Congressman Bvnum for the
"Vice-Presidency. Mr. Bvnum is here, and
to The Dispatch correspondent disclaimed
all knowledge of any boom in his interest
Bvnum, it will be remembered, is the Con
gressman who was officially censured in
Speaker Reed's House for the use of un
parliamentary language concerning Bepre
Mirbican Bas a Candidate.
The Michigan delegation has also dis
covered a candidate for Vice President who
may be presented to the convention, and it
is possible that the names of either Morri
son or Stevenson, of Illinois, will be used.
California, two, has a candidate. But the
accepted understanding is that the break of
the Hoosier delegation tor Cleveland at a
critical juncture has insured the choice of a
Indiana man, and that Gray will be the
selection of his State.
Governor Flower, of New York, is one of
the unreconstructed ones who are still hold
ing out to-night "There is nothing to be
said," he replied to the question put to
him, "but you may take it for granted that
tbe opposition to Mr. Cleveland has seen
no reason to believe that it has not a good
fighting chance of winning."
"It is said that you propose to withdraw
Hill, Governor. You were yourself quoted
as the authority for that statement in the
anti-snap meeting this moraine."
"Well, I am willing that Hill should be
withdrawn, although I have authorized
nobody to make such a statement for me.
My position is just this: "We believe that
Cleveland cannot carry New York, and we
want the Democracy to name some man,
any man, who can carry the State.
Hill's Friends Not a Bit Selfish.'
"Governor Hill's friends are not selfish.
If there is some other man upon whom these
delegates can unite, who are thoroughly
satisfied that Cleveland is an impossibility,
then we will go to him, let him be who he
may. The one thing that can be safely pre
dicted," concluded the Governor," is that
New York will vote against Cleveland to
There are others who contend that Cleve
land will be nominated by acclamation, and
that the Tiger will be taking an active part
in the proceedings. There is nothing in the
public expressions of the disgusted Tarn
manyites to lead to this belief, but Mr.
Whitney has already accomplished wonders
nnri riat iineneed in cnnceftlinrr thA nlftwa nf
I the Tiger if he cannot clip them.
SEVEEAL CONTESTS DECIDED,
Amqng Them the Pennsylvania Bitting
Members Belne Granted Their Seats.
Chicago, June 22.-2 A. it. The Com
mittee on Credentials has just decided in
favor of all the sitting members in the
Pennsylvania contests, and against Hucke
steine, Prasher and Dunlap. At
torney W. J. Brennen made an
argument in favor . of Dunlap and
Hnckesteine, and they also presented their
own cases. Senator Harry Alvin Hall, as
the Pennsylvania member of the commit
tee, spoke in favor of Osborne, Kunkle and
Griffiths, and the verdict of the committee
was in their favor.
The committee also decided in favor of
the regulars and against the Farmers' Alli
ance delegates from Alabama. At this
hour the committee has just taken up the
Utah contest, and will remain in session
until its labors are completed.
FIRST OFTHE FIGHTS
Waged by Two Pretty Women
in a Hotel Alcove, and
THREE THOUSAND, MEN.
A Handsome Hill Girl Gets Into a
Squabble With a Widow
WHO SWUNG A PICTDEE OF 6E0Y EE
Over the Heads of Those Who Were Shout
ing for the Senator.
MBS. CLEVELAND'S PORTRAITS -PLENTY
v FBOM A STAFF CORBESTONDENT.
Chicago, -June 21. "We' have 4been
wholly swallowed up," Calvin S. Brice,
Chairman of the National Democratic Com
mittee, said this evening in the Palmer
The millionaire politician was referring
to himself and the other anti-Cleveland
people who are here, and, as if he bad been
foreshadowing coming events, a crowd of
probably 3,000 people swayed in the great
lobby, and the National Chairman was
lifted off his feet aud was carried fully 60
yards from where he had been standing.
In the great rush he had been literally
swallowed up not by the Cleveland people,
but by a conglomeration of howlers who were
rushing madly to witness a vieious, disgust
ing fight, which", in an alcove over tbe hotel
lobby, was being waged by two women.
Two Fretty Women in a Fight.
One of the female pugilists was a pretty
girl of probably 20 years. Her frock was of
flimsy, light-colored lace, which hung about
her slender, willowy form like a spray of
water falls over a" female figure at a soda
fountain. The other was apparently a
young widow at least she was dressed in
somber clothes. Her long crepe veil was
thrown back over her well-developed shoul
ders, and almost touched the floor. Her
tbin drees revealed a well-rounded arm and
her face was rather pretty.
The two fighters were, with a number of
other men and women watching- from their
place of comparative safety the swaying,
swelling crowd below them, that seemed
nearly afire with enthusiasm. This crowd
represented probably every State in the
Union, and every man in it was bellowing
himself hoarse, and everybody else sick, for
his favorite candidate. Hats, umbrellas
and handkerchiefs waved from the alcove
where the women stood a response to the
awful clamor, and for fully 20 minutes
before the outbreak a great billow of sound,
mingled cheers and hisses swept through
the great hotel corridors and passed out
into the crowded street, and seemed to be
carried along until it harrowed the people
in all the other public places in the city.
A Struggle Between Partisans.
Finally a man in the crowd below at
tached a picture of Cleveland to the end of
his cane, and waved it' over the head of his
fellows. His efforts were cheered to the
echo, and then an Iowa man, not to be out
done, hurriedly secured a long-stick and
fastened to it a picture of Boies. His stick
was longer than the other fellow's cane,' and
a struggle followed to see which of the two
pictures could be raised highest into the air.
This struggle lasted for probably ten min
utes, but the lueyeiana men seemea unable
to measure voices with the Iowa howlers,
and tor the time Boles had considerably the
best of the cheering.
The Tammany tigers are not idle, while
the Boies and Cleveland men are
struggling to outreach each other, and just
when one Cleveland man had climbed to
the shoulders of one of his friends and was
standing there unsteadily waving above the.
joies picture tue cuuuicneib presentment
of the great tariff reform candidate and the
leader of the contemplated education cam
paign this fall, one of the tigers, a robust,
thick-necked fellow, rushed to the alcove,
putting into the hands of the pretty girl in
thin lace a likeness of David Bennett HilL
Bill and Cleveland Enthusiasm.
The girl was evidently a "Hill man," for
with mighty vigor she waved the Tammany
emblem high above the other two.' Bound
W. O. Heartily, the Penmytixmia Etui.
after round of applause greeted her effort,
and while she laughed and seemed to enjoy
her work, the tigers below thanked her in a
howl ot applause that fairly shook the great
structure, but just when the enthusiasm
had fairly stampeded the boisterous crowd,
the little widow in black, with her eyes
aflame and her white teeth firmly set,
reached' out and grabbed the Hill picture.
She was about to destroy it when, the pretty
girl in lace, flushed with her success and in
dignant at the interruption, with one hand
grabbed back the picture, and with the
other she grabbed at the black bonnet of her
little foe. She got the picture and the bon
net too, but the widow was not disposed to
yield either without a struggle, and soon
she had her slender white ringers entwined
in the pretty girl's flowing hair, and then,
before the 3,000 men and 100 or inore women,
the two little pugs clawed and scratched
each other for fully five minutes.
It was in the crush to see this battle that
Chairman Brice was swallowed up just as
he expects to be swallowed up by the Cleve
land men, probably to-morrow, or when
ever the convention reaches a vote on the
The Cleveland Widow a Victor
When the fighters were finally separated,
the pretty girl in lace, crying aloud, was
led by her father to her room in the hotel.
The plucky widow, however, remained with
the crowd," and while she was rearranging
her shattered self, some Cleveland man
hurried to her with a picture ot Mr. and
Mrs. Cleveland, which she waved furiouslv
and triumphantly over the heads of all,
and while she waved her praises were sungj
In a very loud way by the crowd below her.
This was probably the only fight that has
occurred here so far. The men seem to un
derstand political shouting better than the
women. It is evident that the women here
are heartily in the fight for Cleaveland.
Nearly every woman one meets wears some
candidate's badge, and it is noticeable that
a great majority of them wear pinned upon
their bosoms a picture of Mr. Cleveland.
At first Mrs. Cleveland's picture was con
fined to silk badges, but to-night they are
being scattered through the hotels, and
there are as many cheers for the handsome
woman as for Grover. As yet Baby Etith
has not been dragged into the contest
BEI0E PBZTT7 HEABLT BOUNCED.
A Burly Policeman Orders the Chairman
to Take a Seat
tmOM A STATF COEBBSrOXDBVT.I
Chicago, June 21. Chairman Brice was
probably the most humiliated man in the
convention to-day. He had just concluded
introducing the Temporary Chairman, and
was arranging some of his papers on the
platform, when a burly policeman hurried
"You will have to sit down, sir," the
officer said, with some authority.
"All right," the Chairman answered,
without looking up.
The policeman turned away, but Mr.
Brice stood still, looking after his work.
Again the policeman approached him, and
in a commanding way, that was to an ex
tent insulting, ordered the great boss to
"sit down or leave the balL"
Brice was indignant for a moment, but he
said nothing. He finally 'called the ser
geant at arms aud ordered that the police
man be led out of tbe building. An ex
Jdanatlon followed, however, and the po
iceman was allowed to remain to annoy the
other people who frequently had occasion
to leave their seats on the platform. How
ever, Mr. Brice is not likely to be disturbed
again by the officer during this convention.
The two authorities will know each other
when they meet again. Herbert.
THE ERIE CANAL SCHEME.
Likely to Be Beferred to Kindly in the Dem
ocratic Platform. '
FBOM A STAFF COEKXSrOUDEJrr.
Chicago, Jane 21. The Committee on
Resolutions remained in session until late
to-night, and then, after appointing a com
mittee of eleven to draft the platform, ad
journed to meet at 10 o'clock to-morrow
morning. The session of the committee
was consumed by hearing the silver men,
theWomen'sBights people,and a committee
praying for a plank promising improve
ment to the Mississippi river.
It is likely the resolutions will refer
kindly to the Erie canal scheme.
HILL IS UNCOMPROMISING.
lie Befnses to Withdraw at Any Singe or
Washington, June 21 Special.
Senator Hill is still at his headquarters in
the Arlington Hotel In this city. He
maintains his customary cheerful and im
perturbable demeanor, and exhibits no signs
of dissatisfaction at the latest dispatches
In contradiction of a rumor from that
city, as published in some of the papers to
day, it can be stated positively that Senator
Hill has not withdrawn and will not with
draw his name from the list of candidates.
He will remain in the contest as the choice
of the united New York delegation until
BIACK AND THE CLUBS.
No Eastern City likely to Get the Conven
tion This Tear.
FROM A STAFF COBBISPOlTOEXT.l
Chicago, June 21. The General Com
mittee of the National League of Demo
cratic Clnbs held its second annual meeting
here to-day. Chauncey F. Black presided.
There was a large attendance. Governor
Black explained that the purpose of the
meeting was to fix a time and piece for the
next National Convention of Club, which
he says will be the largest gathering of po
litical clubs ever held in America. Both
date and place ere referred to the Executive
Committee. No other business was trans
acted. Boston, Omaha, St Louis and New York
have filed claims for the national meeting
ot the clubs, and for the purpose of avert
ing a fight that matter was referred to a
committee. No meeting is likely to be
Mid in an Eastern city. Herbert.
HABKITY IS 8TJBPBISED.
He Knows of No Reason Why He ShonM
Be Namrd Chairman.
Chicago, June 2L When seen last night
regarding the report that lie, is to be named
for Chairman of the National Convention
Mr. Harrity said: "I see no reason why I
should be spoken of for the Chairmanship
of the National Committee. Indeed the
suggestion is a genuine surprise to me and I
doubt if there is any foundation for the ru
mors. "There are many gentlemen connected
with the Democratic organization much bet
ter qualified than I am tor the position.
My official duties and private business
would not justify me in accepting the
Chairmanship if it were offered me."
Washington Solid for -Cleveland.
Chicago, Jane 2L The delegation fromjsult of the ballot being announced.
Washington held a meeting in its head
quarters at the Palmer House to-day, and
selected the following officers: Chairman,
C. W. Griggs; National Committteeman,
Lucnis E. Post; Permanent Organization,
F. P. Hogan; Platform, A. J. Mundav;
Credentials, W. H. Dumphy; Rules, M.
J. Malone; Secretary, J. C Aunder. The
delegation was not polled, but the solid
vote will be cast for Cleveland.
GRAY AS RUNNING MATE.
Indiana Decides to Back Him for Second
Flacs All Opposition Bemoved They
Say the State Will Go for the Ticket and
CniCAGO, Juno 21. The opposition Fn
the Indiana delegation to Governor Gray
for second place has been removed and his
name will be prerented for Vice President
by Senator Voorhees. Through efforts of
Thomas Taggart and John S. Wilson,
the Chairman and Treasurer respec
tively of the State Committee, the anti
Gray delegates consented to vote for
Gray. The majority of the delegation
seems indifferent and will give the ex-Governor
a lukewarm support. Hugh Dough
erty, a delegate at large, was the only mem
ber of the delegation doing missionary
work for Gray. The indifference to Gray's
candidacy extends to both factions. A
canvass ot the delegation by a re
porter shows that seven anti-Cleveland
and nine Cleveland delegates feel that Gray
on the tail end of the ticket will not add
500 votes to the combination. Three dele
gates express the fear that Gray's name
would be an element of weakness. How
ever to restore peace and harmony in the
State Gray will receive the solid vote of
Chairman Taggart, of the State Commit
tee, said to a reporter: "The strongest
ticRet ror us in Indiana is tnat ot Uleveland
and Gray. I have always been for such a
combination. With Cleveland and Gray In
diana will surely go Democratic"
"Would you lose the State without
Gray on the tail end of the ticket?"
"Indiana will go Democratic, no matter
who is nominated, but with Cleveland and
Gray we feel absolutely certain of success,"
replied the Chairman.
BOIES WILL STICK.
His Iowa Delegation Bound to Vote for Its
Chicago, June 2L Iowa has nailed her
Boies banner to the mast, and proposes to
go down with all sails set and banners fly
ing. The delegation met this morning and
at once took up the matter of keeping in
the race. It did not take long to come to a
decision, for all were agreed. The announce
ment was at once formally made to the
other Ionans, in the outer room
of the delegation headquarters, that it
had been decided to keep the name of
Horace Boies up for first place, and that
under no circumstances would any propo
sition looking to his acceptance of the
second place on the ticket be considered.
The announcement wa3 greeted with cheers.
The feeling timong the delegates is that they
will rather go down in a good cause than to
yield up the fight at once, and by so doing
confess that they were not as much in
earnest as they had tried to make their
opponents think. As one delegate put it:
"We came here after first place, and if we
can't get that we don't want anything."
Notwithstanding the firm allegiance paid
to their standard-bearer, the Iowa delega
tion admits that it now has not the remotest
chances of success, but still will vote for its
man, as instructed. The delegates Bay that
Cleveland will win, but he will not get the
unanimous vote of the convention on the
first ballot for the reason that Iowa has 26
votes aud intends to cast them for Horace
ALL CABBY CLEVELAND BAHNEBS.
The Pennsylvania Delegation Making; a
Sensation Aronnd the Hotels. 1
FBOM A STAFF COEErcSPOXDSXT.l
Chicago, June 2L The Pennsylvania
delegation, headed by two band, paraded
tcnight, and all carried Cleveland banners.
They marched about to the several prom
inent hotels, and excited considerable ap
plause. The Bandail is one of the hand
somest clubs in the city, where there are
now several hundred good clubs. George S.
Fleming was called to his home in Pitts
burg this morning on account of the serious
sickness of his sister's child. His alternate
will sit for him during the convention.
T. O'Leary, Jr., was one of the active
spirits in controlling the convention this
afternoon. He received a nice appointment
from the convention, and his army of friends
here will, not be called upon to buy admis
sion tickets to the great Democratic show.
wilson roa chaibman.
The Committee on Permanent Organiza
tion Selects Him Unanimously.
Chicago, June 21. The Committee on
Permanent Organization elected William
L. Wilson, of West Virginia, Permanent
Chairman, and S. P. Sheerin, of Indiana,
Permanent Secretary. The name of F.
G. Du Bignon, of Georgia, was presented
for Permanent Chairman, but Mr. Du Big
non appeared before the committee and ex
plained that the presentation of his name
was without his approval.
Both men were voted, howeverj Mr.
Wilson evidently having a decided maioritv.
His election was made unanimous on motion
of Mr. Du Bignon's friends without the rc-
TOWERS OVER ALL
The Convention Bushing Its
Work in Order That He
May Be Chosen.
TAMMAM AND THE SOUTH
Play Ko leading Parts as in the Years
in Memory Graven.
Booms for Others No-w Sonic Into Tn
nocuous Desuetude Parades and
Brass Bands Fail to Make Men Beal
Candidates Enthusiastic Scenes Are)
Scarce and Fax Between 8.00O Seats
Remain Unoccupied During- the First
Session Poor Accommodations Pro
vided for the Press Hundreds of
Representatives Fail to Gain Admis
sionWhy the South Yielded to th
Arguments of the West.
PJV ASSOCIATED FBZSS.l
Chicago, June 2L The National Demo
cratic Convention was in session two hours
to-day, and during all that time the name of
but one illustrious American was men
tioned, and that name was that of James
G. Blaine, the great popular leader ot the
Republican party. By a singular coinci
dence the name of Grover Cleveland, the
Democratic idol who is destined to be the
nominee of the convention, was not men
tioned by either Chairman or delegates
throughout the entire session, while that of
James G. Blaine called forth the most en
thusiastic demonstration of the day.
It is true the resolution offered to Blaine .
was one of sympathy for his recent bereave
ment, but before the purport of the resolu
tion was known, and immediately upon the
mention of the name of Blaine, the secretary
was interrupted by that tremendous ovation
which is one of the typical scenes of Na
tional Conventions, and which rivaled the
tribute accorded to the name of Blaine at
the National Republican Convention but a
few days ago. That human sympathy rises
above partisanship was aptly illustrated by
the reception which Congressman Cable's
resolution received and the chivalrous
unanimity by which it was adopted by the
Equally pleasant wa3 the incident which
followed when the Hon. E. C Sweet, of
Maine, the home of the distinguished Re
publican leader, arose and thanked the con
vention on behalf of his State for the reso
lution just adopted. "God forbid," said he,
"that the Democracy should hesitate to
tender its sympathy in the presence of that
grim tyrant who wipes out all political
lines, levels all ranks and lays the shep
herd's crook beside the scepter," and the
thundering applause which greeted this
speech was evidence that the sentiment
found an echo in every heart throughout
the vast convention halL
Democratic Enthusiasm Scarce.
The indications are that the National
Convention of 1892 is not to be so inharmo
nious as has been generally predicted. The
proceedings of to-day were unusually tame,
being of the dullest routine, no action
being offered to call forth any particular
party enthusiasm. The speech of the Tem
porary Chairman was well received, but he
refrained from mentioning any of those
popular leaders whose names usually call
forth loyal enthusiasm in Democratic con
ventions. His arraignment ot the Repub
lican doctrine of protection was in original
and effective language, and the peroration
closed with the following sentence: "Above
the ruins ot selfish combinations we must
rear a temple to the plain people and build
a shrine so that every lover of his kind
Hardly had the applause which followed
this sentence subsided before another utter
ance came which was not so pleasing to the
Cleveland worshipers. "Let us not mis
take," said Chairman Owens, "our work
bnt begins here," and while on ordinary oc
casions this sentence would have been in
terpreted as but an incentive to partisan
leaders, the fact that Mr. Owens was iden
tified with the anti-Cleveland people
caused the ex-President's followers to sus
pect that this was a covert warning against
the nomination of the distinguished New
Yorker. But a moment later the best ot
feeling was restored, when Chairman Ovens
again referred to the tariff question, and
aroused the enthusiasm of the convention
by declaring that "the people must know
that no task-masters write our tariff bills.-
Eight Thousand Seats Kept Vacant.
The only dissension which occurred in
the day's proceedings was over the attempt
of several delegates to throw open the va
cant galleries to the crowds of eager Demo
crats who were standing outsiue in tne rain
No one seems able to explain the mysteri
ous reason, but throughout the entire ses
sion there were 8,000 unoccupied seats
the galleries of the convention hall. At
first it was supposed that the vacant seats
were those apportioned to the Chicago Wig
wam Committee to defray expenses of con
struction and yet remaining unsold. Later,
however, wnen the Chicago people an
nounced that they had been allowed only
4,000 seats, and that about all of these were
sold or otherwise disposed of, there was im
mediatelv a great popular inquiry as to who
held the tickets for the 8,000 vacant seats.
No one volunteered any information, bat
the National Committee naturally came in
for most of the blame, and it was generally
asserted that the members of the organiza
tion, or some of their personal friends, had
pocketed those tickets to be used at the
best time and to the best advantage in fill
ing the gallery and with cheerers for some
It is probable that never in the history of
American national conventions have the
press arrangements been so wretched and
the accommodation to the active workers so
inadequate as on the present occasion. A
cry of disappointment went up all along the
line when the newspaper men were shown
their seats and desks in the convention hall
to-day, and comparisons made between the
accommodations of the National Bepubli-
can Convention of two weeks ago and those
of to-day were not to the favor of the Demo
cratic National Committee.
Poor Accommodations Provided.
During all this time, when there-was
8,000 vacant gallery seats inside the Wig
wam there were over 400 representatives of
the press, 200 of whom were representatives
of daily papers, standing on the outside
and unable jo get an admittance to the hall.
Most of these gentlemen were from Western
and Southern States, and had failed to se
cure the usual courtesies beeause of the
1 matter being referred to the.WaaMmjtosL
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