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FIRST EDITION.
3:30 A. M.
NO VICTIM YET
The Anti-Cleyeland Forces
Prevent a Nomination as
long as Possible.
LONG HOUBS OF SUSPENSE
And o Lamb Is Selected for the
Inevitable Slaughter.
A EASE Ffi.EE TRADE PLATFOBM
The Eesnlt of the Stand Tn.en by Wat
terson and XeaL
Charges of Bribery Crop Out Both
Bides Claim That Something More
Substantial Than Promises Have Been
Offered for Votes The Free Trade
Element Scores the First Great Vic
tory of the Convention A Tariff
Plank Inserted in the Platform to Suit
Watterson and Els Star-Eyed Follow
ersThe Kentucky Editor, Overcome
With Els Success, Lovingly Embraces
General Stevenson, of Illinois
Speeches That Were the Hits of the
Evening McKenzie, of Kentucky, and
Hensel, of Pennsylvania, Away TJp in
Front.
One of the most sensational National
Oonentions ever held is still inprogressat
Chicago as this edition of The Dispatch
goes to press.
The Democrats got down to work last
erenmg shortly after 5 o'clock. The re
port of the Committee on Resolutions was
read. It was unusually lengthy, and but
two of the platform's planks aroused op
potion. After a long and heated discussion of
the tariff plank a minority report, substi
tuting a radical free trade declaration, was
adopted by a vote of 504 to 342.
The free silver nen demanded a plank
ponouncedly in their f a or, butltwas re
fused. Nominations of candidates were then
made. The speeches were long" and the
seconding speeches many. Cleveland,
Hill and Boies vere named, each being
cheered long and loud.
A NIGHT OF TENSION.
Tbe Anti-Cleveland Forces Sparrlnc for
Hours to oaln Time Fierce and engthy
Debates on the Platform's Tariff Flank
A Kick Trom the Silver Men Three
Candidates Earned.
tFKOM A STAFF COHRESPOVDEVr.l
CoiVE-tTiox Hall, )
Cm c ago, June 23, 3 A. M.
Ten thousand voices at this hour are call
ing time, and Hensel, of Pennsylvania, who
in one of his characteristic speeches prom
ises Pennsyhania to give the largest Demo
cratic vote of any State in. the Union, is
seconding the nomination of Cleveland.
The huge crowd is apparently deter
mined to sit out at least one all-night ses
sion, hoping to see the convention come to
ballot.
The prospects now are that a vote will be
taken, and that Cleveland will be nomi
nated, for his leaders still say "they have
more than the necessary two-thirds on their
6ide.
If the ballot is taken and Cleveland should
fall even a few votes short it is doubtful if
an adjournment will be taken before another
ballot, a Cleveland's spokesmen declare
they will not adjourn till the nomination
is decided.
The First Strnle on the Platform.
The announcement that there were two re
ports of the Committee on resolutions indi
cated that the first struggle of the conven
tion was to come on the platform. The
silver people had failed to get their ideas
throush the committee, and declared for a
fight on the floor. In this determination it
became evident that they were strengthened
by the anti-Cleveland'forces, it for no other
reason than to cause delay and postpone a
ballot
AVhen, at 7:30 o'clock, the reading of the
platform was commenced, and the name of
Cleveland was officially mentioned for the
first time, the enthusiastic supporters of the
ex-President shook the wigwam with their
applause. Delegates and spectators were
on their feet, shouting, tossing hats and
bandkerchiels in f the air, and testifying
their loyalty to their favorite in the most
extravagant manner.
A broad, nhite silk Michigan banner,
bearing a large portrait ot Grover, was
brought into the hall and the demonstra
tion redoubled in force. Then the Iowans,
not to be outdone, hoisted the picture of
Boies, and the Hawkeye cheers were added
to the general acclamation. Tammany and
a few other scattering delegates sat sullen
and silent, gating with unconcealed disgust
at the action of their colleagues.
Cleveland Cheered for 18 Minates.
The band tried to drown the noise, but its
strains were lost in the continuous cheering.
The Cleveland banner was taken from State
to State, and was saluted by those who fa
vored his renomination. The demonstra
tion lasted IS minute?, and was only quiet
ed after tbe chairman's gavel had been re
peatedly called into requisition without
effect
The applause wt the denunciation's of the
McKinley act fl iring the reading of the
platform was vlg'i:o?, and evidenced that
the mass of the Democracy was as firmly
wedded to the free trade policy as ever.
NOVEMBER
The allusions to incidental protection at
tracted little attention and no applause.
When the plank was reached which said
that gold and silver dollars must be kept
equal and interchangeable, a demonstration
surpassing anything up to that time except
the Cleveland ovation followed, only to be
eclipsed a moment later, when the clause
of "public office is a public trust" was
read. The civil service reform indorsement,
which came next, though, cot only a cold
welcome, a hiss or two being heard. The
Irish home rule utterance and the emigra
tion straddle secured "some approval, and
Chicago came lustily to the front when the
"World's Fair was reached.
The Platform Entirely Too tonj;.
At the conclusion of the reading, how
ever, a vast majority of the auditors were
They Would Commit Suicide if They Were Com'
pelted to Do This.
ready to admit tbat whatever were the
merits of the platform, it was decidedly too
long.
Then came the announcement that
Lawrence T. Real, the Ohio member of the
Committee on Resolutions, did not regard
the tariff plank of the majority report as
radical enough in the direction of free
trade, and he proceeded to read a minority
amendment, of which he demanded the in
sertion. His hold and reckless attack on
protection carried away the crowd, which
called for and secured the second reading of
the amendment Its anthor then made an
impassioned appeal for its adoption, cheered
by an enthnsiastic audience.
Watterson was then called upon from
every quarter, and mounted the platform
amid general applause. He had the tariff
plank of 1876 read, and evoked great ap
plause by referring to "the sage and saint,
Samuel J. Tilden." Then followed an elo
quent attack on the majority report,'1 which
-ras denounced as a monstrous thing and
i practically a Republican document
Senator Vilas came next, in defense of
the views of the majority, which he said
were those advanced by Morrison in the
Democratic convention of 1884, and in
dorsed at that time by Watterson.
The Kentuckian replied to this, de
nouncing the platform of 1884 as a straddle,
and demanding that the Democracy now
assume an advanced position.
A Compromise Not Accepted.
Annonncement was then made that the
Committee on Besolutioni had decided to
accept the radical tree trade amendment
offered by Mr. Neal as an addition, bnt not
as a substitute.
Single Tax Tom Johnson then denounced
the majority report, and demanded that it
be knocked out Tben, amid much con
fusion, a vote was ordered, resulting in a
majority of 222 for unadulterated free
trade. This result was received with re
markable enthusiasm.
Admitted that Lawrence T. Neal, of Ohio,
had scored a pronounced victory, and many
expressions in his praise were heard on the
floor. Some admiring delegates even sug
gested that the handsome Buckeye leader
would be a good man to nominate for Vice
President, on the strength of the record he
had just made. Next came the fight over
the silver plank, the free coinage advocates
presenting an amendment embodying
their views. They were howled down,
however, aifd the platform, with the free
trade amendment, adopted.
Tben came the call for the roll for the
nomination of candidates for President;
futile attempts were made by the anti
Cleveland people to force an adjournment
Cleveland amed by New Jersey.
The annonncement was made that Arkan
sas, the second State on the alphabetical
list, yielded to New Jersey, and Governor
Abbett mounted the platform to present the
name of Grover Cleveland. He claimed
the ex-President as a native of the Mosquito
State. When he reached the name of his
candidate, which he did early in the
address, the applause was tremendous,'
the intensity equaling the matchless
Blaine demonstration at Minneapolis, two
weeks ago. Fifteen minntes elapsed be
fore order was with difficulty restored, and
the orator proceeded. When he said that
Cleveland would receive the vote of every
Democrat, there were cries of "Not" from
various sections ot the halL The speaker
repeated with emphasis: "I said every
Democrat"
This temporarily silenced the kickers, al
though a moment later they shouted,
"Mugwumps!" when the independent
voters were referred Jo. The fact was
brought out that Cleveland was the apostle
of tariff reform, only to have someone in
the audience yell, "Give ns a DemocratI"
amid cheers and hisses. The demonstra
tions in the hall showed the feeling be
tween tbe factions to be most bitter, though
the admirers of Grover were well able to
drown out their opponents by strength of
lungs.
Applause for Near'y Half an Hoar.
When the speaker mentioned the name of
Hill as having been elected to the Senate
by nature of the stand taken by Cleveland,
there was a demonstration evidently more
pronounced than Abbett had intended,
which was participated in by both
friends and - foes, and lasted
about 24 minutes. Tammany's tigers
took up the cry of "Hill, Hill, David B.
Hill," and showed that his strength in the
galleries was more extensive than had been
anticipated. General Sickles hoisted a
picture of his candidate on his crutch, giving
the applause new life and making it eclipse
all previous efforts of the night
A lively Cleveland demonstration fol-
lowed the close of the address, but it didv
not eqnal the rival ontburst, though sev
eral times' as many people took part In it
Afurions thunder and rainstorm inter
vened just as Colorado yielded its place on
the roll call to New York for the pur
pose of .allowing Hill to be placed in nom
ination, and it was fully half an hour
before H. C DeWitt could secure a hearing,
because of the fury of the elements around
the barnlike wigwam. .Even when the
speaker did finally commence the 'noise of
trains still made the tones of his voice in
audible to three-fourths of those within the
building, so that many ot the insinuations
against Cleveland were lost, and those that
were heard were received with mingled
cheers and hisses.
A Modern Band of Spartans.
He concluded with an apoeal for 300
delegates who would stand like the Spartans
of Thermopylae against the foe, The crowd
was tired out, and the applause which
followed the presentation lacked volume
and force.
O jonn it. irenows was men introaueea to
second the name of Hill. He dwelt on the
alleged enmity of tbe New York Democracy
against Cleveland, and begged the conven
tion to deliberate long before' defying the
Empire 8tate, so necessary to success in
November. His attack on Pennsylvania as
a snre Republican State attempting to dic
tate a Democratic nomination secured a
ripple of approval from the haunts of the
tiger.
.Fellows was interrupted a number of
times, and though his address was a power
ful one it apparently "created little im
pression upon the 'weary delegates and
spectators. He was followed by Green, of
Illinois, who seconded the nomination of
Cleveland, and announced that his State
wonld cast 48 votes in his favor.
' William E. English, of Indiana, an
nounced that Senator Vorhees was ill, and
for tbat reason he was forced to take
his place 'in seconding the nomi
nation of Cleveland. He read a
letter from Mr. Vorhees in favor ot Grover,
and pledged the support of the Hoosier
State amid considerable enthusiasm.
Boles Boya Raise tbe Roof.
Then came Hon. John F. Duncombe,
formerly of Pennsylvania, but now of Iowa,
to place the name of Governor Boies before
the convention. Duncombe is a
giant in stature, and with
voice which rose far above the
continuons patter of the raindrops on the
Wigwam. His address, however, did not
elicit any vigorous demonstration until he
named his candidate, when the Hawkeye
boomers came to the front in creditable
style and received some assistance .from
their Tammany allies.
Dunscombe proved to be long-winded,
and calls of time from all over the hall al
most drowned even his most vigorous tones
during the latter part of the address.
When a Kansas granger tripped to the
platform to second Cleveland's nomination
the crowd yelled, "Cnt it short"
When Kentucky was reached it was an
nounced that McKenzie wonld second
Cleveland's nomination, while Watterson
would speak for Boies. The former spoke
from the floor, and by a few witticisms so
caught tbe crowd that his speech was the
hit of the night
Watterson 's address was short and eulo
gistic of Boies and the West. The expec
tation that he would take up the fight In
New York proved groundless.
Louisiana also seconded Boies, and, aa
this was not anticipated, it created con
siderable commotion.
Patrick A. Collins, of Massachusetts, landed
Grover, bnt more particularly pleaded for
harmony and a united front after the nomi
nation. Hensel Makes a Decided Hit
When Pennsylvania was reached, Attor
ney General Hensel monnted the platform,
and, in a voice which reached to
every corner of the vast building,
made an eloquent speech seconding the nom-
i y
(vYS
General Sloeum as a Listener.
ination of Grover Cleveland, and defining
the position of Pennsylvania. As an ora
torical effect the speech was second to none
of the session, and was received with gener
ous applause, though the audience was too
tired to bestow any undivided attention.
A Farmers' Alliance delegate from
South Carolina, masquerading as a Demo
crat, talked briefly for Boies, and other
seconding speeches followed, bnt the gal
leries were disgusted with the delay, and re
fused to listen, to any extent.
CHARGES OF BRIBERY
To Balance Similar Claims Made at Minne
apolis A Paid Silver Lobby Declared to
fie Present and Considerations Offered
for Votes on the First Ballot x
FBOX A STAFT COBMSFONDINT.3
CoxvaimoK Hall, (
Chicago, Jane 23.
As claimed by Harrity and Hensel, when
the full Committee on Bales met this morn
ing it promptly reversed the action of the
anti-Cleveland sub-Committee which had
decided on the abrogation of the unit rule.
The report of the majority ofthe committee
favored the same rnles adopted by the last
Democratio Convention, and this report
was adopted without division.
When Mr. Harrity was found on the floor
ofthe Convention Hall he said: "It looks
as though the opposition had abandoned the
fight against the unit rule. They may, how
ever, bring up the question again whenever
there is a roll call or a ballot. We will
keep an eye on them, for they are evidently
up to something. "
The feature of the first session of the con
vention, to-day, was the address of Perma
nent Chairman, W. D. Wilson, of West
Virginia. Mr. Wilson excited the enthus
iasm of his hearers to the highest pitch,
and, viewed as an oratorical effort, the
speech was certainly a success. In argu
ment, though, the address followed the
lines now so ipopnlar with the Demo
cratic speakers, of arraying one class
against another, and the assault Upon pro
tection was a most bitter one.
Campbell Gels an Ovation.
' As tbe Committee on Platform was not
ready to report, nearly all the balance of J
TyJ
jy
u -zjz jy I
the first session was devoted r lotm
promptu remarks from sueh popular Demo
cratic speakers as Senator Palmer and .ex
Governor Campbell, tbe latter of whom re
ceived a most enthusiastie ovation, while
the band played "The Campbells aro
Coining." ,
Loud calls were made for Bourke Coc
ran and John B. Fellows, Tammany's prize
orators, bnt both gentlemen announced that
they would have some business to talk
aboutUater on. The statements were Con
sidered ominons of comings trouble. ,
The Tammany revival, intelligence 'of
which was telegraphed to The Dispatch:
early this morning, was soon seen to be, a
feature of the day. Never tad the tig'er
$ P r
Don M, Dickinson Keeping CboL
and its allies been in such an ugly and de
fiant temper. New York and Iowa formed
a combination, and a paper was circulated
for the signatures of those who wonld
pledge themselves to vote against Cleveland
on the first ballot, bnt not all tbe Iowans
were in sympathy with this movement,
though.
Jowans Cleveland Men at Heart.;
As Delegate at Large Edward Campbell,
formerly well-known in Allegheny eottnty,
said: "I will vote for Boies to the last, but
I am at heart a Cleveland man, and what I
really wanted was to see the two names
linked on our national ticket, This could
have been accomplished if it had not been
that some of the Iowa Governor's support
ers were too radical and hot-headed.' They
said Boies was too big for second place.
Much as I admire Boies, I do not believe he
is too great a man for nomination which
was accepted by Hendricks and Thurman."
As part of the anti-Cleveland revival,
when the adjourned conference of the'TJhlo
delegation met this morning, before the as
sembling of the convention, after a
a 1 lively session, lined up 15 for the ex-Presl-
Will MI1U dl BKBIUSU M UDU (T Ulfcnoy BUU
the Cleveland leaders heard this piece of
news they were surprised.
Talks of bribery were abroad to-day. A
Georgia delegate tells this story: "Last
night a New York striker came to me with
a proposition that I vote for Whitney in
convention. His talk led up to hints of a
'consideration,' and when I asked him what
he meant he gave me to understand that any
'consideration' I considered proper wonld
be forthcoming. I won't tell you what he
said, but he meant money. .He was trying
to buy my vote."
Charges or Bribery on All Hands. '
Other men said either tbat they had re
ceived offers of money or knew other dele
gates who had. More frequently it was
otner fellows tbe seductive bid had been
thrown to.
Not all the alleged bribes were coupled
with the name of Whitney. Some of them
Were in the name of the Junior Senator from
New York, some even in the name' of Iowa.
All were submitted as known adherents of
Cleveland. ".-, .
Mr. Whitney's forces had early advices
of the rumors of bribery, and were visibly
affected thereby. General Tracy said: "We
have heard of this bribery, and if we can
get our hands on a single case, we will
tell the whole story in open convention.
Then there will be a sensation. We have
heard, also, that Tammany has bound all
its men by oath to stick out against Cleve
land to the last. We have not employed the
oath, but all our men a large majority in
the convention are firmly pledged, and if
Tammany develops sufficient oath-bound
strength to prevent a nomination, we shall
have a convention the like of which has not
been seen since Charleston."
Mr. Croker received to-day a telegram
which be exhibited to the visitors to the
New York headquarters. It was from W.
W. Kirby, of Indsana, and it said that
thousands of people in Indiana wonld re
fuse to vote lor Mr. Cleveland because of
his "brutal and inbnman treatment" of the
Hendricks family after the death of the
Vice President.
Claims of a Hired Silver Lobby.
The Corridors of tbe Grand Pacific, in
front of the Mississippi and Missouri head
quarters, were thronged by excited crowds
of Cleveland men, who industriously de
nounced what they termed '"the machina
tions of the hired silver lobby." "You
fellows who worked for pay at Washington
all winter to try and get a Democratic Con-
fress to indorse the folly of a free silver
ill are now here trying to tall off Cleve
land and strangle the will of the
people," shouted one excited Penn
sylvania delegate. This declaration
was greeted with a volley of cheers and
cries of "They can't do it." "No!" re
plied the Pennsylvanian, "but they worked
all night in secret to try and do it. They
don't care anything about Boies, or Sloeum,
or anybody else, from principle, but they
do care for the price of their treachery
which flows into their pockets from the
hoards of the silver barons. If Tammany
cannot get Hill it would like nothing
better than to see this convention commit
the madness of offering New York any
f ranger candidate on a tree silver platform,
ammany might win what they are after in
New York, but the Democrats of the nation
would not be in it." .
Amid all the contusion the Cleveland
managers remained firm in their announce
ments that they had the battle won, and
would not permit the truit of victory to be
snatched from them. BANCROFT.
THE WIGWAM ROASTED.
A Boor Tbat Leaks tike a Sieve Makes
Many Delegates Mad One Man ITtio
Won't Vote for a World's Fair Bill
Congressman Now. '
, CraOH A STAJT Co'ltRESrONDEXT.
CHICAOO, June 23.' It was lucky for Mr.
Mills that he left the convention when he
did. Had he delayed his going five minntes
the howling mob could not have seen him
as he passed out.
There was another storm came just 'as the
convention was getting down to business. A
tew minntes before 12 o'clock the rain be
gan its old tactics of pouring through the
crevices of the roof, but the enormous eon
course cared little for that. The gloom
thickened so that delegates in the far away
corners imagined they were down in the
Kokomo marshes. Cries of ".Light! lightl"
were mingled with -threats and entreaties,
but the patter of the rain on the roof
drowned even this nois.
Several members of the New York dele
gation have expressed an opinion in
unfavorable terms on the Democratio
Wigwam. At the Wellington, this morn
ing, Abraham Sohwab, aTammanyite and
Commissioner of Bridges in Brooklyn,
denounced the building, saying that it was
inadequate lor the demands to be met with,
that it leaked like a sieve during the rain
storm, and that it was a disgrace to the city.
"I will not vote for the Congressman,"
said Mr. Schwab, "who -will favor the f5,
000,000 appropriation for the AVorld's Fair,
for the simple reason that Chicago does not
deserrfit after putting up such a building.
ior tue uviuing vi ajaRWOuai uuavcuuuu,
BEEBEBT.
CHE UNIT RULE GOES
Despite a Final Determined
Effort .of Ex-Senator
Wallace to Kill It.
KICKING OFKEYSTEONITES
That Was in Vain, 'out Was Highly
Appreciated by Hundreds.
MR. HENSEL CARRIES HIS POINT.
Cheers From. the. Anti-Clevelandites
tbe Protest, bnt
Greet
THE EESTJITW1SH0T A BIT AFFECTED
IrnOM A STAT COBHESrOJTDIXT.I
CoBViHTioir Hall, I
Cbioaoo, June 23.
The fight on tbe unit rnle, nnder which
the Pennsylvania delegation especially has
been chaffing since coming here, and which
was generally thought to have been aban
doned, broke out in the convention like a
furious forest fire to-night, and Senator
Wallace and 'Attorney General Hensel
locked horns in a struggle that lifted tbe
great gathering of people 1o its feet and
sent ont yells and hisses mingling together
like the elements in a winter's storm.
It was when the vote was being taken on
Larry Neal's amendment to the tariff plank
of the platform that the fight developed. A
great many of the States, several of which
will certainly vote for Cleveland, had cast
their ballot as a Unit, either for or against
the amendment, and with each nnit vote for
the amendment the galleries, the New York
delegation, and the other anti-Cleveland
people in the convention wonld rise to their
feet and howl, and when Chairman Steven
son, of the Illinois delegation, cast her 48
votes for the amendment, the convention
seemed to go crazy, and General Henri
Watterson, who had declared the original
plank "a monstrosity," rushed from his
seat on the platform, and approaehing Chair
man Stevenson, hugged him like a fond
father wonld hug his babe.
Wartenou's on-TJrwn-Oat Exuberance.
The JCentucky editor was not disposed to
let go nis hold on the Illinois Chairman.
He held on like an ardent lover.
There was no hugging among the delegates
when Pennsylvania was called, however.
When that State was called Chairman Hen
sel cast the 64 votes against the amendment.
He had not taken his seat, however, when
Senator Wallace, who had not intended to
be present in the convention, rose from his
place in the center of the delegation, and
with his firm lips tightly closed, he stood
calm as a post, and with his finger pointed
to the Chair. At first the convention
cheered him, but he remained silent and
firm, and with his eyes upon the floor and
his long arm pointed ont he seemed to wait
his own convenience to speak. The conven
tion finally became quiet, and in & firm
voice Mr. Wallace said:
Senator Wallace's Protest.
V,
' S A.
"Mr. Chairman, the Pennsylvania deje
gatiou has been polled on this issue, and IS
of Its members nave voted in favor of this
proposed amendment, and in behalf of those
15 men I. protest against the gag law which
has been applied to them. I protest against
the practice of any one man speaking for 15
of his associates without the others'xcon
sent. I appeal to this convention for but
justice for these 15 Pennsylvania Demo
crats." Senator Wallace did not take his seat
when he had concluded, and he seemed to
wait for some answers from the Chair.
The convention remained qniet, and the
Chair seemed confused. Finally, Mr. Hen
sel rose and explained that the convention
conld not consider the protest from mem
bers of his delegation, because the State
Convention had bound them with the unit
rule, and the delegation had bv a majority
vote reaffirmed the action of the State Con
vention. The Chairman then ruled Mr. Wallace
out of order, and also ruled that tbe vote of
Pennsylvania should be cast as a unit
jjouu nisses loiiowea mis ruling on sen
ator Wallace's protest, which was made
while he sawed' the air with both hands,
and when he took his seat he was white as
lime.
Gag Iavr Gets a Call Down.
Mr. Hensel, his face flushed like a beet,
and shaking both fists in the direction of
Senator Wallace, shouted something which
was drowned in the confusion. Then the
Chair rapped aain and again for order,
which was finally secured by refusing to
hear either Wallace or Hensel. The vote
was counted as a nnit, however, amid a
storm of hisses and shouts ot 'irag law."
Finally, when quiet was restored, Sen
ator Wallace arose and, bowing politely to
the Chair, said; "I have accomplished my
purpose by entering the protest. I have
nothing further.to saj"
The casting of the 64 votes from Pennsyl
vania did not affect the result. The amend
ment was carried easily, and the anti-Cleveland
men won the first knockdown In the
great battle. Herbert.
AN OVATION TO MILLS.
The Texas Free Trader Forced to Leave the
Wigwam by Illness Recognized by the
Crowd He I Greeted by a Long Series
or Cheers.
THOU A STAFF CORRESPONDENT.
Chicago, June 22. If may have been
the intense heat, or it may have been a dis
position to get away from what seemed the
inevitable, or it may have been a feeling of
jealousy prompted by a realization that 'the
great gathering of Democrats was about to
place another upon .the platform tbat is ex
clusively and unquestionably his own that
drove Boger Q. Mills from tbe great National
Convention hall this afternoon, but what
ever drove him out he did not get away
until the vast assemblage of probably 20,000
people, each in a wild, hilarious way, told
the Texas free trader just how his party
loved him.
Mr. Mills had evidently got in the con
vention unnoticed. He only remained a
few minutes, however, and as he passed
from his delegation out through the
convention everybody in the crowded wig
wam seemed to recognize him at once, and
instantly tne convention seemed to grow
crazy.
, "MlllsIMillsIMillsUustily throats yelled.
At once the galleries took up the cry,and it
went resounding through the hall until the
noise reached a deafening volume. Some
of the spectators misinterpreted the cry one
of Hill, and instantly the rumor 'went
around that the New York Senator was on
hand. These deluded ones took up the crv
ot "HUH Hilll" and added to the babel of
noise.
Finally Tom Johnson, Ohio's single-tax
Congressman, moved that Mr. Mills be
asked to address the convention. Mr. John
son was appointed a: committee to escort
Mr. Mills to the chair, and in a few mo
ments he -returned saying that Mr. Mills
had suddenly been taken ill and had to go
to his hotel.
No medicine that his physician could pre
scribe, one would think, wonld heal the old
man s aumenc auiCKer man would tne i instantly xoiiowea irom tiieveiafld tne
& flx' M DRUGSTORE.
wyiILv1 ? rid
SLIOnTLT DISFIGURED BUT STILL VS THE JtlSQ.
tumultuous applause he received, and even
if it did not cure him it must certainly
have consoled him, tbat the educational
campaigns of the past few years have been
steadily bringing the Democrats to love the
hoary-headed free trader, if not to entirely
and wholly adopt his doctrine. Gath.
GATH ON THE PLATFORM..
He Insinuate Tbat Cleveland Drafted the
Document Tbe Flanks In Few Words
Wild Scenes of Jsnthtulasm Symp
toms of a Ticket on the Floor.
FBOSt A 8TAIT COBRISFOXnEXT.1
Chicago, June 23. It became very hot
by 5 o'clock, and the white fans by thous
sands gave the air of cherubs and wings to
the wigwam. Nearly every seat was filled
and half the audience sat in shirt sleeves.
Ten men to one female were seen by glass.
The Persian-looking Iowa minister toqk a
glass of water before praying. He made
the most impressive of all the prayers
offered up to conventions. "America" was
Some Souti'nir Spoons.
the following tune. Cheers for Cleveland
from a volunteer. Boasting squatters under
the gravel roof yelled "Begin." Time was
driveled away for an hour. Dan Sickles
seized an opportune moment to make the
grand entry on his Gettysburg crutches.
Was it Jones who thus kept Nehuchednez
zar's furnace ten times hotter than ever?
Word came that he only wanted 15 more
grateful cheers and scowls from ticket
speculators.
Old Ben Wood, in the New York del,
gation, displays the great white mustache
that is the family crescent' Baby Bissell
sat among the Pennsylvanians with a No.
2 mouth in a No. 9 head.
Lockwood Takes a Day OfT.
Dan Lockwood is sick and his nomina
tions fail to hatch when set of late, so that
he may be laying off for another rooster.
Mr. Gorman is rumored to have elided
back and become a candidate, and this gave
hopes to Cleveland's opponents; but
it was found to be . a false
alarm, and that only fonr of
the Maryland delegation were ready to go
for Boies, Campbell, or some other good
person. It was also said that Stetson had
brought the platform directly from Cleve
land, and that it was so lukewarm on the
tariff and other things that the redoubtable
Jones had made war upon his creator, and
hence kent the platform back.
The electrio lights were turned on, but
no Jones. The anti-Clevelandifes are con
ferring, and. Campbell makes the tout of
delegations, getting cheers.
Jones now appeared and had a preface
which was punctuated with yells louder.
He was very like Elliott Shepard, high in
the back corner of the head, flowery with
whiskers and given to meditation. Vilas
rose to read the document, which had Cleve
land in the first sentence. His name added
to the mission, and the galleries yelled long J
and loud, but very lew delegates joined in.
Symptoms of a Ticket.
Then came, as by device, the blended
banners of Cleveland and Boies carried up
and down. It looked as if Gray would be
grsyer before he is Vice President
The scene lasted a long time. The ban
ner broke and tell at one place, but was
again put up with great shout'. 'The gal
leries had tbe convention. Vilas sat down
by Brice, cool and grim. By Dickinson's
order the banner was taken to all the dele
gations to be handled. It broke again in
Pennsylvania by Harrity. Sonic groans
Were heard. The heat was like a bakery.
After 15 minutes of this blast from hot
lnngs, Cleveland's banner was finally taken
off the pole, unmanageable. Vilas tried to
read against the tumult, with his powerful
voice, voices louuer crieu, ".rrint itr
The fake ball was now seen to be the key
of the platform, and forcible resistence to it
the big new point Many delegates seem
worn out bv delay, and wonld not attend.
The tariff clause gave a sop to home color.
The applause had been expended Already,
and the tariff plank seemed to be a straddle.
Vic Baughman says Cleveland sent this
message here.
The Platform Analyzed.
Lugubrious went the indictment of Bill
MoKinley, for whomia reward is offered.
Beciprocity was denounced without a word
of assent or dissent A rottndto excitable
seemed the dictum of the platform at the1
silver clause. A sllverite squealed like a
mammoth being tickled, yet Pattersonof
Colorado, was unhappy. State banknotes
Were demanded, a return to old monty, but
m '
phrase of civil seryice, so tbat nobody conld
observe State bank circulation as it was.
Wisconsin, nnder Mitchell, as thus far the
first time substituted for greenback infla
tion. Hebrews and Lutherans were sympa
thized with as far as Russia. Ireland got a
sop, bnt too much Immigration was scored.
Wo to the Chinaman. Joy to the pen
sioner. Let the Mississippi be remade.
On with canals. Let rivers and harbors
continue. Help the forts. Hail Columbia
Exposition. The tail of the platform was
quite hopeful. Utah was not invited to ac
company Arizona and New Mexico. Bail
road accidents' were deplored, as also the
"sweating" system, which the audience
sweated and roared at. Gath.
GROVER GETS THE NEWS.
A Special Wire Connects Him With Chi
cagoHe Listens to the Record of His
Lieutenant's Labors Fishing Helps to
Believe the Strain on His Mind.
Buzzard's Bat, Mass, June 22.
Spe&al. Grover Cleveland and Governor
W. FL Russell, of Massachusetts, are at
Mr. Cleveland's Gray Gables villa to-day,
seclnded. A special Western Union tele
graph wire was strung across the fields and
through the woodland yesterday, and this
morning connection was made. They have
been receiving bulletins all day from Hon.
W. C Whitney, primarily, and the Cleve
land boom, .managers, secondarily, in Chi
"caga During, the early portion ot the day
Mr. Cleveland, accompanied by Governor
Russell, went fishing down tbe bay in the
cat boat Anonyms, owned by Lawyer Lewis
S. Dabnev, of Boston. Captain Ben Mani
mon, of Fast Wareham, was the skipper.
They captured a few scup and rock bass and
returned at midday. At tbat hour the first
dispatches from Chicago began coming in
oyer the Western Union loop wire.
The afternoon was spent by the ex-Presi-dent
and his guest in consultation over the
opening proceedings at the convention.
Tudor Haven was flooded with reporters
who perched on tne bluff, the trees along
the railroad track and through the Tudor
Haven grove in a vain attempt to learn how
Grover and Governor William took the
news. One Boston reporter ventured to
beard the Hon in his den. Grover hustled
him out of the bouse onto the veranda, jsat
him down in a cbair, gave him a big fat
cigar and kept him away from Governor
Russell and the telegraph operator, telling
the reporter in the meantime that every
thing was promising and the outlook en
couraging. THIRTY THOUSAND PEOPLE
Swelter in the Heat of the Wigwam and
Miss the Lake Breezes.
FBOX A STAFF CORRESPONDENT.
Chicago, June 22. The heat in the con
vention hall this evening has been intense,,
and from the platform the great sea of peo
ple spread ont beyond the reach almost of
the londest voice. Each vigorously swing
ing a fan and sweltering, sat without ap
parent impatience, and did not even seem
to tire while General Vilas for nearly half
an hour hammered away at the long politi
cal argument and address which composed
the party's platform. They did not hesitate
to work themselves into a foam when Cleve
land's name was mentioned on the platform,
just to start the ex-President's boom in the,
right direction, and when Larry McNeal, of
Ohio, attempted to amend the tariff plank
by substituting a tariff-for-revenue-only
clause, the parboiled crowd rose to its feet
and sent into tne evening air a snout tbat
seemed to shake the great building.
At each adjournment the crowd had de
clared with more or less emphasis that it
would not return, bnt the next meeting
found them there, with additional friends
with them. Fully 30,000 people are in the
bnilding to-night Every one of the 20,000
seats are full, and the aisles and entrances
are all choked. With the night a cool
breeze swept in from the lake, bnt the lake
breeze onlyrefreshed those who were unable
to secure tickets and who attended' the con
vention in the street Herbert.
BOUND TO SEE IT OUT.
The Great Crowd Sticks to the Seat of War,
Despite the Bain.
rnox a STArr coBaxsroxnixT.
Chicago. June 23. 1 A, il At mid
night the great crowd had not shifted from
the position it had assumed at S o'clock in
the afternoon. Tbe eloquence' ofthe speak
ers and their own enthusiasm bad suf
ficiently sustained them, and while many
were compelled to sit and raise umbrellas
to keep dry their discomfiture seemed only
enjoyment for them. f
All joined in the cheering for Cleveland,
Hill and Boies, with just as mnch enthusi
asm as if they had been housed in a regular
genuine convention hall instead of a dieary
and dangerous barn that may yet fall
through wlih weight before the greit gath
ering determines upon which one of the
severaVcandidates shall be his party's vic
tim in November. Herbert.
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For later news from the
Convention see Second edition,
which will be on the street
soon.
AM OF DELAY,
NIGHT OF FIGHT
With Prospects That Morning
Bays Will Find Factions
Still at War.
BATTLING ON A PLATFOBM
Consumes Hnch Time, but the Free
Trade Elements Win.
It Is a Great Victory for Watterson,
Patterson, the Colorado Silver Man,
Fails to Have the Word Free In-'
serted Tremendous Enthusiasm
Aroused by the Nominating: and
Seconding; Speeches No Attention
Paid to Feeble Motions to Adjourn
A Cleveland Speech Interrupted by
a Hill Demonstration, Which Lasts'
20 Minutes A Ballot May Ba
EeacHed by Daylight.
Chicago, June 22. A youthful divine,
of the Methodist Ep iscopal Church is the
first to give official intimation that God is
to be with the Democratic party in the1
coming campaign. The raven-haired yonng
enthusiast who offered prayer to-day is said
to be the youngest man who ever ad
dressed the throne of grace from a Demo
cratic platform. But this gentleman made
np for his youth by his extreme unction and
somewhat commanding eloquence.
The audience gave demonstrative ap
proval to the, fervent divine when he in
dorsed Democratic principles by asking the
Almighty to guide the irainers of the party
platform so that every true lover of liberty
and ofthe rights of man should be able to
find a place where he might stand erect for
the principles that have made the past of
this nation glorious, and that shonld make
the fnture still more glorious; but cheera
could no longer he suppressed when he
asked that its nominees might represent
"the spirit of modern Democracy; a.
progressive Democracy; a Democracy which
is arrayed on the side of the masses against'
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W. Sowrke Cockran, of New York.
the classes, and that strives to lift from tbe
shoulders of the people the burdens horns
for the benefit ofthe favored few."
An Intellectual Feait Yesterday.
For half a minute the audience cheered
enthusiastically after the gentleman had re
tired to his modest corner in the rear of the
platform to receive the congratulations of
his friends.
The first session of the convention was
indeed an intellectual feast. There was
very little in tbe way of effective business
to be transacted, and ample opportunity
was afforded for the regalement of the del
egates by a flow of oratory. A ripple of
enthusiasm swept over the convention when
De Liney, of Alaska, conveyed the infor
mation that the great cause of tariff reform
had traversed every zone, from the torrid
to the frigid, by submitting his credentials
as a delegate from the Territory of Alaska,
and announcing himself as the representa
tive of a pioneer people engaged in build
ing np civilization in the wildest and most
remote dominion ofthe Bepublic.
The first speech ofthe day washy General
John M. Palmer, whom the Democrats of
Illinois are pleased to term the "Gladstone
of America," and who was unanimously in
vited to address the convention. The Sen
ator's speech awakened all the latent politi
cal fervor that for davs awaited to be quick
ened to enthusiasm by the stirring eloqence
of some popular leader.
Senator Palmer on the Force Bill.
Senator Palmer, in his capacity of the
recognized leader of the Democratio party
of Illinois, declared for Grover Cleveland,
bnt pledged the electoral vote of this great
State to the nominee of this convention,
whoever he may be, next November. He
was the only speaker of the day who ignored
the tariff question.
"The Republicans at Minneapolis," said
he, L'hare written upon their platform a,
menace to the people of the country in the
new force bill. As sure as Benjamin Har-i
rison is elected and the next Congress is Be-;
publican, we will have a force bill such aa '
the ingenuity of John Davenport or ths I
devil may suggest. Deafening cheers. I
Hon. William L. Wilson, of West Vir-'
ginia, is admitted by all to have made the
speech of his life in assuming the gavel as
tne Permanent Chairman ofthe convention.
A speech from this distinguished tariff re
former of the Democratic party wonld not
be typical of his greatness if it were not
largely devoted to the tariff reform move
ment. In all his speech there was not a
stale expression, not a single hackneyed
phrase so common to campaign orators.
Down on Protection and Reciprocity.
"There is no self-government where tht
people do not control their own elections
and lay their own tactics," was the first in
direct allnsioD to the force bill, bnt ths
audience quickly caught the sentiment, and
the mammoth Wigwam reverherated with
a storm of enthusiasm that would have
rivaled the atmospheric cyclone that waa
fearfully expected on the outside just at
this time.
He denounced the political methods of
the Republican party by saying that in
every campaign the privilege of taxing the
people would be for contributions to cor
rupt them at the polls, and that after.every
victory a new McKinley bill will -be en
acted to repay their contributions with,
taxes wrung from the ..people, M BenablioaB ;
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