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reciprocity lie denounced as being but a re
taliation upon our people tor the necessities
of other people He epitomized the Re
publican doctrine of protection by saying
it meant, "If you are forced by your neces
sities or led by your follies to make bread
higher and scarcer to your people, you will
make shoes and sugar higher and scarcer to
THE FIKST SESSION.
Fermanent Chairman 'Wilson' Speech, Ie
nonnclng Protection and Reciprocity
The amt or the National Committee
Dreary Waiting for the Report on the
Chicago, June 22. A hot, sweltering
crowd gathered in Convention Hall this
morning. Eleven o'clock, the hour ap
pointed, saw but few of the delegates in
their seats, and for an hour atterward they
itraggled in. Occasionally, on the appear
inceofa national character like General
Bickles or Governor Flower, the crowd
rheered or uttered noises which were inter
preted as evidence of admiration. When
the Hill delegates entered in solid phalanx,
as is their custom, a wild yell went up irom
the Tammanyitcs in the halL
At 11:30, Chairman Owens thumped his
gavel for order. Rev. Albert Henry, pastor
of the Leavitt Street Methodist Episcopal
Church, led in prayer. At the close of the
prayer, the Iowa delegation, with the ban
ner of Governor Boies, marched to their
place among the delegates, and the display
of their banner was the signal for immense
The report of the Committee on Creden
tials was then called for, and Mr Shaw, of
Maryland, explained that the committee
could not be ready to report before 2 o'clock.
Alaska Sends a Memorial.
Mr. Delancy, of Alaska, offered a memo
rial from the Democratic Territorial Con
v ention of Alaska to the National Conven
tion. The memorial was referred.
The Chairman then appointed a commit
tee consisting of Messrs. Bronson, of Ken
tucky, and Judjc Proctor, of Indiana, to.
wait on the Committee on Credentials and
learn irom them when the committee would
be rejdv to report. Mr. Johnson, of Ohio,
moed that the Chairman requzst Senator
Roger Q. Mills of Texas, to address the
contention. This suggestion was received
with enthusiastic cheers from all partB of
the halL Messrs. Johnson, of Ohio, and
Goodman, of MiHuri, were appointed a
committee to escort Mr. Mills to the plat
iorm. Senator Palmer, of Illinois, at this time
made his entrance on the rear ot the plat
form, and ias immediately greeted with an
ovation of applause.
The Chair announced that Senator Mills
had been compelled to leave the hall on
account of illness, and there was
immediately loud calls for Palmer all over
the hall. Twenty thousand throats joined
in an ovation as the old man was led by
General Jackson to the front of the plat
form. Senator Palmer said in part:
Senator I'almer's Anpeat for Harmony
I think I liac a right, pointing to my
lock?, to s;ieak to this assembly as one
liains experience, at least, and 1 come not
urgmr ; on to lie patriotic: tbat i an instinct
in the Democratic heart. Applause. I need
not uree ou to the adoption of every ex
pedient to secure liatmony m our ranks
cheer-, hec.iu-e there lie before us one of
t!ie luo-t important political contests in
nliicli tlie Democracy of tho country has
been enstacd lor :i quarter of a century. It
is tlio great c rnciat contest. Unit-, there
fore, is essential. Every Democrat should
forge eery 'Ubject of contioeisy. We
should be brclhren, indeed, with a common
motUe and a common purpose, and enjraced
in a common, earnest, patriotic etTort.
Tlio sreat work of restoring constitutional
libeity in the country has del olvcd upon
you Inpp'ause; and wilr you allow any pal
tij subject tif dispute, anj matter of u per
sonal cliaractei, to intervene when our
lountrj calls upon us in trumpet tones?
Hie names bofore you are names of pa
triotic men. Chooe irom anions them a
name that will bear the bannernlolt. Get
an unalterable Democrat who i in earnest..
Applause Put the flag in his hands mid"
iollon it, At this point the speaker was In
tel rupted cheer! and yells for Ilill.Cleve
land, iioie- aud other of the possible nomi
nees. o Deceit on the Republican Side.
Let me tell you that if the Democracy and
the country lire deceived in this contest, it
is not the fault of tho Republicans. At
Minneapolis they fluns their banner to the
biceze and inscribed upon it alljhat is odi
ous in Republicanism. Cheers. They
have written upon it a menace to the peace
ot the country in the new force iill. As
sure as Benjamin Harrison is elected and
the ncct Cimcrcss is 1'epublican, we '111
have a force bill such as the Ingenuity of
.lolm Davenport or the devil may suggest.
Thev hae mitten m addition to the tariff,
McKlnleyism, more McKinleyism than they
ccr had before. The country is to be
walled around by what is called protection.
You owe it to us to arm the country for the
gieut couiot. We are going to work in Illi
nois I expect to see in Xovember that Illi
nois lias can led the Vata for the Democratic
electoral ticket. Applause. Wo do not
expect to bum Chicago up lanshterl, but
n e will make it amusingly red. Long con
tinued laughter and applause.
General Palmerretired from the platform
amid great enthusiasm, and immediately an
immense howl went up for Fellows, ot Xew
York. Mr. Pellow s responded thus:
A Tew Kpimrks Tram Mr. Tellows.
31k. Chaikman I am a delegate in this con
i cation. TCries of loudei. At the appro
ptiate time, when it shall be in place lor
delegates to express their sentiments upon
this lloor, it may be my privilego to have
something to say to the convention. That
has not jet ai rived, and Iiecognize that
with a great number ol distinguished gentle
men piescnt in this room it would be im
proper for me now to claim the attention of
the convention. Applause.
Mr. Bronson, of Kentucky, here
appeared and announced that the
Committee on Credentials was ready
to report John E. Lamb, of Indi
ana, Chairman of the Committee,
presented the following unanimous report:
bitting Delegate Barnard, of the First Ohio
district, was seated. In Utah, C L. Hen
derson aud John I Cain were seated. In
2sew Mexico and Arizona the claims of each
to seat sii. delegates were conceded, and in
Alabama the contesting delegation was
given scats on the floor without otes, and
.Xorns and Davis were seated Irom the Dis
trict of Columbia.
The Committee on Permanent Organiza
tion then leportcd William L. "Wilson, of
"West A'irginia, as Peinianent Chairman; S.
V. Sheenn, of "Wisconsin, as Permanent
Secretary, and a list of assistants aud Vice
Presidents and Secretaries by States.
On motion of Hon Don. M. Dickinson, a
committee of five was delegated (himself
being named by the Chair as head of the
committee) to notify the permanent officers
of their election and escort them to the
Permanent Chairman Tl !lsons Speech,
At ll!:2o P. ai., Mr. On ens introduced the
Permanent Chairman, "Wilson, as one of
tiie bra est Democrats of the nation. Mr.
"Wilson spoke in substance as follows:
The mission of the Democratic party is to
fijut lor the under Aos. When that purty is
out of power wo may be sure theie is an
under dog to light lor, and the under dog is
the American people. When that party is
out of powci wo may be sure that some
party Is in control of our Government that
rrprestnts a section and not the whole
country; that stimds luriicUsj and not the
whole people. Xeer was this truth hiought
home to us more defiantly than by the con
icntion at Minneapolis. We are not de
ceived as to the temper of the Republican
party. We are not in doubt as to its pur
poses. Having taxed us for years without
excuse and without mercy, it now proposes
to disarm us of all pou era of resistance.
Kreo government is self government.
There is no sell government where the peo
ple do not control their own election and
levy thoir own tuxes. When either of these
lights is taken aw ay or diminished a breach
Is made, notln the outer delenses, but in the
citadel ot our freedom.
When jou confer upon the Government
tho powerof dealing out wealth youunchaln
every evil that can prey upon and eventu
ally destroy Iree institutions excessive
taxation, class taxation, billion dollar Con
gi esses, a conunt civil service, a debauched
ballot box ana purchased elections. Ifl
every cam Detail the piivilezo of tnxin-r the
people will be bartered for contributions to I
con up't.tliem at the polls; after every vie-I
tory a new McKinloy bill to repay theso con
tributions, with usury, out of taxes wrung
from the people.
A Tirade Against Protection. a
Wo and the great party wo represent are
to-aay for tariff reform, because it I& tho
only gateway to genuine Democratic gov
ernment. Tariff reform -means to readjust
this system or taxation, and to purge away
this system of tribute. It means that we
have not reached the equality of trne free
dom so long as any citizen ts forced by law
to pay tribute to auy other citizen, and until
our taxes are proportioned to the ability
and duty of the taxpayer rather than to his
ignorance, his weakness and bis patience.
We can throw the support of our own Govt
eminent on other people only by bezgary or
by force. If we use the one we are a pau
per nation; If we use the other wo are n
pirate nation. The Democratic party docs
not Intend that we should be either.
But, gentlemen, we are confronted with a
new cry in this campaign. The Republican
party, says Governor McKInley, now stands
lor protection and reciprocity. He was Tor
protection alone when ho framed hts bill in
the House, or rather' permitted his benefi
ciaries to frame it for him, and firmly re
sisted all efforts of the statesman from
Maine to annex reciprocity to it. No won
der that he. favors the reciniocity added to
his bill by the Senate. You may explore
the pages of burlesque literature for any
thing more supremely ludicrous than the
so-called reciprocity of tho McKInley bill.
It is not reciprocity at all. It is retaliation,
and, worst of all, retaliation on our people.
It punishes the American citizens for the
necessities or the follies of other people.
Reciprocity Comes in for a Rap.
It says to a few little countries south of
lis: "iryou are forced by your necessities or
led by your follies to make bread higher and
scarcer to your people, we "will make shoes
and sugar higher and scarcer to our people."
And now we are told that reciprocity is to be
the battle cry. Already we are regaled with
pictures ot Benjamin Harrison clad In armor
and going forth to battle on a plumed steed.
Simple Simon fishing for what's in his moth
er's rain barrel, in great triumph capturing
an occasional wiggle-waggle, is tho truo real
istic picture of reciprocity of the McKInley
We are for the protection that protects,
and for the reciprocity that reciprocates.
We are In lavorof protecting everv man in
the enjoyment of the fruit of his labor, dl
mlnisned only by his proper contribution to
the support o'f the Government, and we are
for that reciprocity that throw s no unneces
sary obstacle be:n een the American pro
ducer and the market he is obliged to seek
:or his product.
We cannot shut our eyes to the fact that
many who have heietofore followed our
plan with enthusiasm are to-day callingwith
excusable impatience for immediate relist
from the evils that compass them. What
ever can be done to relieve the burdens, to
lestore, broaden and increase the prosperity
of the people, and every paity of them,
within the limits and according to the prin
ciples of floe government, tbat tne Demo
cratic party dares to promise it will do
with all its might. Whatever is beyond this,
whatever is compatible with iree govern
ment and our historic liberty, it dares not
promiso to anyone.
A Jibe at Carnegie's Castle.
One thing only I venture say. Whoever
may beyour chosen leader in this campaign,
no telegram will flash across the eea from
tho castle ot absentee tariff lords to con
gratulate him, but Irom the home of labor,
from the flresido of the teller, from the
heart of all who love Justice and do equity,
and who wish and Intend that ourmatchless
heritage of freedom should be the common
wealth of all cf our people, and the common
opportunity of our youth, will come up
prayers for his success and recruits for the
great Democratic hosts that shall strike
down the beast of sectionalism and the
Moloch of monopoly and resimo once again
to our happy land "government of the
people, by the people, and for tho people."
There was a cry from the gallery,
"What's the matter with "Wilson for Presi
dent?" There were numerous favorable re
sponses, to all of which Mr. Wilson shook
his head and waved his hand deprecatingly.
The demonstration ended with three formal
cheers for the Permanent Chairman ljy the
delegation from Missouri. The report of
the Committee on Rules was presented by
Mr. English, of Indiana, Chairman, as lol
1. Repot t of the Committee on Credentials.
2. Report of the Committee on Permanent
3. Report ot the Committee on Resolutions
4. Nomination of a candidate for the of
fice ot President or the United States.
5. Nomination of a candidite for tho of
fice of Vice President of tho United States.
Your committee further recommends that
the rules of the last Democratic Convention
shall be adopted for the government of this
The Unit Ruin Is Retained.
The report was unanimously adopted, al
though there had been a 'sharp fight in the
committee over the unit rule, the vote hav
ing stood 23 to 15 in favor of the retention
of the unit rule.
The next order of business w as the report
of the Committee on Resolutions, but no
members of the committee were present in
the halt Mr. Phelps, of Missouri, took ad
vantage of the lull in the proceedings to
present a gavel of zinc to the Chairman ot
the Convention. Mr. Phelps, in making
the presentation in behalf ofbe zinc pro
ducers and miners ofMissouri, said:
I present jou this gavel, not made of tin
orstolen from a Nebraska homestead, but
mined and made in Jasper county, Mo., and
bearing the insciiption, "tVe need no pro
tection," as a protest against ihejnockerv
of legislation which imposes a useless tat ill
of 30 per cent upon the metal as a pretext
for taxing the lamp, pick, shirt and blanket
of the miner more than 10 per cent.
The speaker added that Missouri's elec
toral vote would be given to the nominees
of the convention by 40,000 majority. The
Chairman accepted the gavel, expressing
the hope that this convention or its
nominee will use this gavel to knock out of
the tariff the protection upon zinc. Ap
nlauce.1 The roll was then called lor the
naming by States of their national and
notification committeeman. As tar as agreed
upon the names are as follows:
The Names of the Committeemen.
State. Nat. Com.
Ala. II, D. Clayton..
Ark N. i:se
..It. N. nodes.
.It. K. Davidson.
Col C s. Tliomaj Frank Adams.
Conn Charles French
Fla .samurl Pisco....
W. D. Chipley.
dalio. ..Frank "W. ueane....R. Q. Johnson.
Ill IlenJamluT. Cule..T. A. Thornton.
Ind S. P. hhcerin Win. A. Callop.
iowa CoL J. J. i lchardsou I.. M. Martin.
Kansas. .Gen. C. U. Blair... James W. Orr.
Kent'v .. John P. faabrr.
Louis's. .James Jeffries. A. V. CrandaU.
Maine. ..Arthur benell Edward C. Snett.
Mar'd..lIou.A.P Gorman. . I,. V liaugham.
Mass Joslali Oulncy. , Patrick Magulrc.
Mich. .. Daniel J. Camnau..li. A. Montgomery.
Mlnu ....Michael Dorau Charles . Footc
Miss C. B. llenrj W. V. fcollin.
Mo J. t. Pratlur.
Mon A, J. Datldsou S. T. Hanser.
Neb TodUs Castor John A. Crajton.
N. H AlvaW. Sulloway.. llenrvlt. Parker.
N. J wiles Ross GtorKeR. Barker.
N. Y.....lhlaiuF.S!ieehan.Norman K. Mack.
N. C....Mon.W.M. Ransom. Kone Llias.
IS. D W. C Llstccow Andrew Blewett.
Ohio Calvlu b. Brlce R. II. Holden.
Oregon ..K. D. McKee lluiry Blackman.
Penua...Ani. F. Harrity.....J. Henry Cochrane.
R. I Fayette K. Bartletl.
,. c M. I. Donelson T. 1). Jervey.
Teun ....Holmes Cumming5..W. A. Collier.
Tex O. T. Holt J. II. 0'l.iarv.
Vt Bradlev B.&malley..O-.iarC Miller.
Wash ....Hugh C. Wallace....Jobn Collins.
W. va... .
,Ws Hon. . C. Wahl.. .. James Barden.
"Vvo Robert II. Homer.
Arizona .Chas. M. Shannou..K. E. Eiliiiwood.
N. M H. B. Furgeton .,...F U. Imuk.
okla N. Richardson .
Utah. . ..A. Merritt n. Y. Henderson.
D. C... James I.. Norrls..... Henry E. Davis.
Alaska. ..A. X.LIclamey. James bheakiey.
Campbell Addresses the Convention.
"While the lit was being made up ex-Governor
Campbell was called for persistently,
the band playing, "The Campbells Are
Coming." Finally the ex-Governor yield
ed, and, taking the plattorm, spoke less
than five mioote, closing with this admoni
tion to the national Democracy: "When
November rolls round, kep your eyes on
Ohio." This was violently cheered as the
ex-Governor withdrew to fjs place in the
There were cries for SenalorJaniel and
Senator Yoorhees, who failed to respond,
and the, convention having voteti to hear
Hon. "William TJ. Hensel, of Pennsylvania,
a committee was appointed to conduct
him to the platform; but both Mr. Hensel
and the committee got lost in the subse
On motion of Delegate Davis, of Ohio, a
committee was sent to learn when the reso
lutions would be prepared to report. Ex
Governor Taylor and Hon. Henry. Watter
son were called for by the throng, who were
clamorous for entertainment. Persistent
and loud were the shouts for Bourke Cock
ran. He replied that he had business with
the convention later on, and thought all
should get dinner if there was no business.,
Mr. DicKlnsoh, of Michigan, moved that
the convention take a recess until C o'clock.
The motion was put amid cries of assent and
dissent and the Chair declared the motion
THE NIGHT SESSION.
A General Battle Over the Tnriff Plank, and
a Skirmish Over the Silver Section
"Wild Scenes of Enthusiasm as the Candi
dates Are Presented.
Chicago, June 22. Every man, specta
tor or delegate, who had a "Wigwam ticket
knew full well as he entered the barracks tbat
before the session was over the battle would
be on. The assumption that there would be
a skirmish was based partly on that the Com
mittee on Resolutions would probably
report. It was believed that Bourke Cocfc
ran's warning of the morning, that he
would have business with the convention
later, meant entertainment for the crowd.
Partly, too, the anticipation of the throng
was based upon the conviction that another
Democratic Presidental nominee would be
placed in history before the session should
The atmosphere was charged heavily
with moisture. The men in the galleries
took off their coats. How the women main
tained lite none but themselves know.
"When Chairman Wilson thumped the desk
the sun wasshtningdull and yellow through
the heavy air. Rev. Thomas Reed, of
Cedar Rapids, la., offered a prayer.
A Motion to Adjourn Already.
Up rose Delegate Dubigon, of Georgia,
and moved to adjourn until 11 A. M. to
morrow. Yells of derision met this mo
tion, and the motion was scarcely put be
fore it was burled in a storm of noes.
Governor Campbell, at6:15 P. JL, started
on 'a final tour ot the delegations, presuma
bly on a missionary errand. He first made
his way to Michigan's chairs, and the en
tire body of delegates from tbat State
leaped upon their chain, and cheered him,
while Don Dickinson greeted him. The
tour was continued amid cheers.
At C:2i Delegate Charles H. Jones, of
Missouri, Chairman or the Resolutions
Committee, appeared upon the platform.
He said: "I am instructed by the Commit
tee on Resolutions to present to you as a re
port of the committee the following resolu
tions and move their adoption."
L. E. Patterson, of Colorado I will say
that I represent a minority of the commit
tee, and I desire to announce that the mi
nority expects to be heard to present its re
port before the previous question shall be
A Trenlsndooi Shoot for Cleveland.
Then ex-Secretary Vilas commenced to
read the resolutions at 6:28, but when he
reached the phrase, "From Madison to
Cleveland," there was a quick shout of one
voice near the platform. It was lost, how
ever, in a flash, for it seemed as it with one
impulse the entire 20,000 people' leaped
upon their chairs, and, with hats and hand
kerchiefs in the air, 20,000 throats let loose
yells and screams tbat shook the heavy air
and almost made the barracks quiver. In a
flash a white satin banner, heavy with gold
fringe, shot aloft and was moved to the cen
ter aisle. It was carried by General Sickle,
of Michigan, and one side was a picture of
Had the throng before shouted? Ob. nol
The first outbreak had been but a murmur
beside the outburst that rose then and swept
and rolled from Bide to side ot the great
Wigwam and around and around the amphi
theater. A man in the rear of the delegates hoisted
a picture ot David B. Hill. Quick as human
impulse moves, a hostile hand ripped it'
from the standard and tore it up, while
cheers for and hisses against the act swept
in a wave around the hall. Then came into
view a crimson banner. A sturdy Boies
man bore it aloft aud waved it constantly,
while the mass of sweltering people, it pos
sible, swelled the storm ot sound. The
tempest flowed until 0:47 p. M., when Don
M. Dickinson, ot Michigan, caused the
Michigan b inner to be carried from view in
order that business might be resumed.
Tammany Sits Grim and Silent.
There were hisses from the crowd that the
guidon and baton of its applause should be
removed. Through all this Tammany's men,
in the center aisle, sat grim and silent,
neither hissing Cleveland nor cheering
HilL Its thunderless disapproval, held
p;rfectly in leash, challenged admiration
even from those who opposed them.
Finally, at G:48, Mr. Vilas again resumed
the reading of the platform. The denuncia
tion of measures like the force bill was
loudly cheered. Applause also greeted the
homestead p,lank and the portion of the
silver plank 'denouncing the Sherman act.
The reference to Federal officers in national
conventions elicited a terrific yell. The
foreign policy ptSnk,the navy, the Hebrews
in Russia, home rule for Ireland were all
liberally cheered. The school law plank
was carefully listened to and was punctuated
at the end of nearly every sentence by
shouts of approval.
The only features of the platform which
seemed to call forth a divided sentiment
were the tariff and silver planks, which
were apparently not sufficiently radical to
satisfy the delegates with pronounced views.
Colonel Jones moved the adoption of the
platform. Mr. Neal, of Ohio, said:
Sir. Neat Presents the Minority Report.
As a representative from the State of Ohio
upon the Committee ou Resolutions, 1 glvo
notice of my intention to present to tho
convention nn amendment to tho section of
the platrorm relating to the tariff. Ap
plause. I have been unable conscientiously
to agree with the majority of my fellow
members upon tint section of this platform.
I, therefore, gave notice to the committee
that I would move In open convention to
strike out or that section of the plntform
pertaining to the tnrifl" all the words pre
ceding tho denunciation of the McKInley
act and substitute therefor the following:
Wo denounce the Republican protection
pollcv as n fraud tre labor of the great
majority of the American ueople for the
benefit of, the few. Wo declare it to ben
fundamental principle or the Democratic
party that the Federal Government lias no
constitutional power to Impose, and collect
tariff dntles except for the purpose of rev
enue only applause and cheers, and we
demand that the collection of such taxes
shall be limited to the necessities of the
Government when honestly and econom
Mr. Walker, of Missouri, called for the
reading of that which Mr. Real purposed to
strike out. and the Secretary read it. and at
.the close of the reading cries were heard,
"Strike that out."
The plank rejected by the convention
will be found in the report of the platform,
which appears in another column.
Mr. Neal Then States Ills Case.
The history of our country demonstrates
the (act that tho American people will con
sider and determine but ono groat public
question at a time. Such a question we now
have in tho Federal system of protective
taxation. Tariff reform has been the lead
ing political issue in this country since the
Democrats commenced to bttlo for a re
vision of the tariff taxation inbre than four
years atro. It must continue to be such until
it shall bo as firmly established as any
fundamental principle can be, that the
Federal Government has no constitutional
pon er to impose and collect tariff duties ex
cept for revenue alone. The announce
ment or tins doctrine was greeted witn lond
cheers. And that even then the collection
of such taxes shall be limited to the necessi
ties of the Government when honestly and
economically administered. A protective
tariff is a robbery of the great majority of
the people for the benefit of the few, and we
oug'it to have the courage of our convic
tions. The fact that its-insidious purposes
under the form of law Is called taxation,
renders it npne the less robbery, and the
claim that it Is accomplished nnder the
guise of law Is as great a crime, and uggre
vntes rather than lessens the enormity of the
Republican protection is as hostile to our
form of Government as was the principle of
taxation without representation applause
lor which our fathers rebeled.
v A IJUst Against Wealth.
The rap'd concentration of the wealth or
the cpuntry under the fostering care of pro
tectio"L foreshadows this present change.
The ownership of more than one-half the
property of this great country by 17,000 per
sons, and the still more astounding taot that
280 of our 63.000,000 or people own absolutely
own one-twelfth of all the property of our
country, proves with striking force the
necessity tor this change. Applause and
cries of "Time! time!"
There were cries of "Watterson," and
Henry Watterson, of Kentucky, came for
ward, his appearance being greeted with
prolonged cheers. He spoke as follows:
Before I open my lips to express an opin
ion upon this matter, I desire to have read
an extract from the tariff plank of the
National Democratic "platform of 1878.
When the clerk finished the reading Mr.
Watterson resumed." This declaration of
principles comes to us with the Impression
of the wisdom and the benodiotloa or the
spirit or that sage and saint of Democrats,
Samuel J. Tilden. The mention, of Mr.
Tllden's name was received with prolonged
cheers, alt the Now York delegation stand
ing up and yelling. Twelve long years I
fought upon all occasions and at every op.
portnnitv to establish the dnotnne of that
plank as an article of the cardinal Demo
cratic faith, finally seeing it at last praoti
callv confirmed in three great Democratic
tariff arts, and finally In the message of a
great Democratic President. Great ap
plause. The Spraker's Task Apparently Done. ,
Finally, when I saw Jt confirmed and pro
claimed by the Deniocratio Convention
which assembled in 1883 in St. Louis, I said
my labors are over, my fight is ended, the
victory is won and I can go to sleep. Ap
plause. I shall never again be needed on a
Democratic Platform Committee, and I can
entrust safely to the younger and loss, ex
perienced hands this work of my Hfe and
love. Applause. And when 1 listened to
the extraordinary essay we haveheard from
tnisdesk this afternoon great applausej I
asked myselt w' ether wo were Indeed In a
Democratic Convention or simply a Repub
lican Convention laughter and applanse
a Kepublio-n Convention revised by James
G. Blaine laughter and applause or Benja
min F. Butler, for the tariff plank we have
listened to this afternoon is almost identical
in principle with the minority leport sub
mitted to the Democratic Convention in
1884 by Benjamin F. Bntler, and voted down
I have no dissertation to offer yon, but
simply a statement of fncts which ought to
accomplish one or two things either yon
should reject this monstrosity which has
been hurled among you, and adopt
in its place the simple, lucid and
true) amendment offored by the gen
tleman from Ohio applanse, or if jou
don't want to do that, if you want
to take some time to think about it, re
commit the whole matter to committee with
instructions to clarify and purge them
selves. There were cries of "No, no," which were
followed by cries for Vilas, who came to the
stand, and said in the course of his re
marks: A Tilt Between Vilas at Watterson.
It is impossible to say too muoh. It is al
most Impossible to say enough in denuncia
tion of the iniquitous and reckless tariff
legislation which has been inflicted upon
this country, lou can extend your platrorm
to any degree you see fit, or tho wearied
powers of your committeemen in hearing
argument and debate would enable them to
sustain, but this resolution which' you pro
pose to strike out was a resolution and re
ported to the convention of 18S4 cries of
"That is right" over which I had the honor
to preside; nnd it was reported by that
Erince of tariff reformers, Colonel William
. Morrison. Applause. ,
Mr. Watterson walked up to Senator
Vilas, handed him the report of the 1884
convention and pointed out the plank in
the platform referred to, ahd said to Sena
tor Vilas "Read that; read it well; you can
read it a great deal better than I can." The
best of feeling seemed to prevail between
the great orators contesting tor their re
spective views. Mr. Watterson leaned
back npon the Speaker's desk with a nmile,
while Mr. Vilas read from the book htnded
"Gentlemen, on that occasion, it s an
honest platform, entirely so. Laughter
nnd applause. It is a sonnd platform, emi
nently so." And then Mr. Vilas laid the
book down at Mr. Watterson's side and pro
ceeded as follows:
The Bejolnder of the Kentncklan.
Gentlemen, I shall not now cause to be
read at length the discussion which the dis
tinguished gentleman mado on that occa
sion. Half of the words of the mass In that
part of the platform which It is proposed to
strike out, und which we have heard btfp
tized to-day as Republican, I bowed down
to in 18S(, and sound Democratic doctrine
under the leadership of our distinguished
anu magnificent friend (referring with a
bow to Mr. Watterson). I do not think it
makes much difference in what form of
words wo repeat our unvarying and un
swerving hostility to tlint great robbery and
iniquity. Applause and cries of "Good,
good." I don't care much for the words,be
cause five years ago next fall a President
of the United States led the Democratic
party into a position on the tariff question
which was not only right and brave and
splendid and Democratic applanse, but
which has given life-blood eternal perpet
uation to the raity. Applauso and cries of
Mr. Watterson replied:
In 1SS4 we were in the midst of the throes
of n great internecine tariff controversy.
Tho partv seemed to be split wido open.and,
after M hours of unbroken discussion in the
Platform Committee, the best that tho mod
erate or conservative members ot the com
mittee myseir among the number could
obtain as common ground to stand upon was
the platrorm of 1SH
The Necessity Xor Straddling Is Past.
But since then we have had the second
Morrison bill, the Mills bill applanse, the
message of the Presidont in 1837 applause,
the great campaign of education In 18S8 so
that I cannot help saying to myself: "My
God, is it possible that in 1892 we have to go
bnok for a tariff plank to the straddle ot
The Chairman The question is on a mo
tion of the committee.
The sentence of the Chairman was
drowned in the roar of applause and hisses,
alter which Colonel Jones, editor of the St.
Louis Jlfpulltc, said: "On behalf of the
Committee on Resolutions, I wish to say
that we are to accept the amendment of the
gentleman from Ohio, as an addition to
section 3." At this point ot Colonel Jones'
remarks, .there arose such a tumult in the
chamber, of hisses and applause, that his
voice was drowned and lie could not be
heard. After waiting patiently for some
moments, Colonel Jones retired in despair.
Mr. Xeal demanded a call of the roll of
States upon this amendment.
There were several calls ot "Mr. Chair
man" by delegates wishing to be recognized,
but he refused to recognize anyone, and
much contusion followed.
Indescrlbnb e Confusion Reigns.
There was still greater confusion, and
cries of "Mr. Chairman" all over the house
from members endeavoring to be recognized.
Chairman Wilson finally ordered the ser
geant at arms to seat the delegates, and
Colonel Bright and a force ot deputies
started in on his apparently impossible job.
It was like pushing corks under water. As
soon as the sergeant at arms with his reti
que had passed, the delegates bobbed up
again with increased vociferousness and
gesticulations. Cries ot "Sit down, sit down,"
mixed with howls and yells and all sorts of
horrible noises, produced a scene of discord
which would haye brought an approving
smile to the face of old Cnaos himself. Sud
denly the baud struck up "Hail Columbia,"
and part of the mob crying for recognition
were obliged to take their seats in despair.
After the music subsided the Chairman rec
ognized Mr. Mulbrow, of Mississippi, who
was asked to state his parliamentary ques
tion. Mr. Mulbrow said:
"Can a motion be now made to recommit
the tariff plank of the platform back to the
Committee on Platform?" There were
vociferous cries of "No, No," and then a
great howl went up from the delegates for
a call of the roll.
The Boll Call On.
The Secretary finally made an attempt to
proceed with the roll, call of the States on
the motion to strike out and substitute .the
minority report and out of a suddenly
developed curiosity camera hush. The
Secretary continued the roll call with this
New York TJ
North Carolina 17
Peniiivlvanla. .. ....
Alabama 12 10
Colorado 8 ....
Florida 8 '-
Georgia....... ..3 4
'- Rhode island
1 Sooth Carolina.
THURSDAY, JUNE 23,
Idaho ..... ....
South Dakota.. 1 7
Tennessee..:... S 18
Texas 80 ....
Virginia ' 11- 11
Washington.... 8 ....
West Virginia. IS ....
Maryland .... 7
Arizona 6 ....
Dis. Columbia 2
New Mexico ... 5 1
Oklahoma 2 ....
Indian Ter..... 2 ....
Total "Sii 812
Henry Watterson's Impulsive Joy.
In response to the call of Colorado, the
Chairman of the Colorado delegation said:
"Colorado votes for the honest Democratic
plank, 8 votes aye." Applanse. Illinois'
vote was first announced as 33 votes aye, 15
votes no. Mr. Stevenson, Chairman of the
Illinois delegation, in announcing this,
after a tumult among the Illinois delega
"Mr. Chairman; nnder the instructions of
the State Convention, I ask that the 48
votes of the State be cast in the affirmative."
Henry Watterson impulsively ran over
to where Stevenson stood and embraced
him. Mnch cheering and confusion fol
lowed. When Kentucky wffs reached,
Henry Watterson was seen in'frantic efforts
trying to keep an irate delegate to his seat,
and finally succeeded in allowing the vote
to be announced, which was 26 votes in the
When Pennsylvania was announced, 64
delegates voted solidly no. Senator Wal
lace said: "On behalf of 15 of the delegation
from Pennsylvania, I protest, sir, against
the power of the delegation to bind those 15
men on questions of principle. I am here
in my own sovereignty. Ton have no right
to vote me, nor does the delegation give any
one the right to vote me on questions of
The Pennsylvania Fight Won't flown.
Rhode Island was called, but Mr. Wallace
again arose and requested the Chairman to
announce how the vote of the State of Penn
sylvania was recorded. He was informed
by the Secretary that 'the 60 votes were cast
for the negative of the proposition.
W. TJ. Hensel Before tne Chair decides
that question I desire to state the condition
under which the delegation from Pennsyl
vania presents itself to this convention, if
the Chair desires information on that sub
ject. The Chairman The chair was about to
state that he is not informed what action
of previous Democratic conventions has
been where a question of this character has
arisen. The Chair himself would rule tbat
the vote as returned by the Chairman of
the delegation would be received unless the
Chairman decided otherwise. Applause
Mr, Wallace I appeal to the convention,
a call of States.
Mr. Hensel replied:
I arise to a point of order. The delegation
from Pennsylvania comes to this convention
delegated by a State convention which in
structed it to vote as a unit upon all ques
tions which might come before it, and that
the vote should bo cast in accordance with
the directions of a majority of this delega
The Pennsylvania Vote as Polled.
Upon a poll being taken in the Pennsyl
vania delegation, It was ascertained that 49
of its members were In iavor of the nega
tive or this proposition. "When the roll was
called It was announced that after the di
vision in the Illinois delegation, nnder
their resolutions to vote as a unit, the vote
of that State should be cast and should be
counted as the majority directed, and pre
sented its vote in this way. This conven
tion, by a unanimous vote upon the unani
mous recommendation of its Committee on
Rules, readopted the rules of the National
Conventions of 1834 and iSSS, and those
rules, I submit, sir, provide ,and the pre
cedents of both conventions establish,
that when a btate delegation was instructed
to vote ns a unit, its vote should be an
nounced by its Chairman and so recorded
by the officer of this convention. I, there
fore, Mr. Chairmair, nflse the point of order
that until the action of this convention
taken this morning Is leconslderedand the
rules which it adopted have been rescinded
or modified, the proposition of the distin
guished gentleman on my left is not in
The Chairman The Chair repeats the rul
ing that he has made, that the announce
ment of the vote made by the Chairman' of
the State delegation must be accepted as the
vote of that delegation, and that an appeal
from the decision of the Chair cannot be
taken pending a roll call. Applause.
Thi Bejolnder of 3Ir. Wallace.
Mr. Wallace I desire to say, sir, that
when I arose last I proposed to withdraw
the appeal because I felt that my object had
been attained. I have asserted the right of
15 men to their individual opinions in the
Pennsylvania delegation upon this qnestion
of principle, and I now withdraw the ap
peal. When the Chairman announced the result
of the total vote, there was tumultous ap
plause. The New York delegation climbed
into their chairs, General Sickles waved his
crutches in the air and a member of the
New York delegation called for three cheers
for Henry Watterson. They were given
amid great enthusiasm.
The tariff fight concluded, the silver ques
tion arose,. Mr. Patterson, of Colorado,
the free silver coinage advocate, took the
floor to plead for the insertion of the word
"free" before the word 'coinage." His
amendment was voted, down. The plat
form was then adopted.
Then came the call of the roll of States for
a Presidental candidate. The clerk got as
far as Alabama when he was interrupted by
Mr. Kenton, ot Arkansas, who attempted
to move an adjournment, but no attention
was paid to him.
When Arkansas was called the delegation
gave way for New Jersey, and Governor
Abbett, of that State, nominated Grorer
Cleveland in the following speech:
Governor Abbett Nominates Cleveland.
Mr. Chairman and Gentlemen of the Conrcnton t
In presenting the name to this convention
I speak for the United Democracy of the
State of New Jersey,' whose loyalty to
Democratic principles, faithful services to
the party, nnd whose contributions to'lts
success'cntitle it'to the rospect'ul consider
ation of the Democracy pf the United States.
Its electoral vote has always been cast In
snppoit of Democratic principles and
Democratic candidates. In voicing the
unanimous wish ot the delegation from New
Jersey, I present as their candidate for the
suffrage of this convention the name of a
distinguished Democratic statesman, born
upon its soil, for whom, in the two great
Prcsidenta. contests, the atato of New Jersey
bus given Its electoral voto.
The supreme consideration In the mind of
tho Democracy of Now Jeisey is the success
of the Democratic party and Its principles.
It is because that this name will awaken
throughout our State the enthusiasm of the
Democracy and insure success: it is because
he represents the great Democratic princi
ples and policy upon which this entire con
vention is a unit; It is because we believe
that with him as a candidate tho Democracy
or the Union will sweep the country aud
establish its principles throughout tho
length and breadth outhe land that we offer
to t lie convention as a nominee, the choice
of New Jersey Grover Cleveland.
Tho man whom wo present will rally.to
his party thousands of independent voters
whose onolce Is determined by their per
sonal conviction tbat the , candidate will
represent principles dearer to them nnd
whose public life and policy gives nssurance
that chosen by the people they will secure
an lionestrpure and consoivatlve adminis
tration and the great Interests ot the conn
try will be encouraged and protected.
Later on Others Will Have a Chance.
The time will come when other distin
guished Democrats who havo been men
tioned in connection with this nomination
will receive that consideration to which tho
great services they havo rendered their
party entitles them, bnt we stand to-day in
the presence of the fact that the majority of
the Democratic masses throughout the
country, the rank and file, the millions of
its voters, demand the nomination of Grover
This sentiment is so strong and overpon Br
ing that it has affected and controlled the
aotions of delegates who would otherwise
present the name of some distinguished
leader of their own State with whom they
feel victory would be assuied. The thun
dering echoes of this convention announc
ing tne nomination of Grover Cleveland
will not have died ont over the hills and
through the valleys of this land, before you
will hear and see all-our leaders rallying to
the support of our candidate. They will
begin their efforts tor organization apd
success, and continue their work Jiutil
victory crowns their efforts. All Demo
crats will fight for victory, and they will
succeed, because the principles of the party
enunciated here are for the best interests of
the country at large, and because the people
, or this land have unquestioning faith that
Grover Cleveland will give the country a
pure, honest and stable Governmentand an
administration which the great business in
terests of (he country and the agrlcnltnral
and laboring interests of the masses will re
ceive proper and dno consideration. The
question has been asked why is it that the
masses or the party demand the nomination
of Grover Cleveland? Why is it that this
mnn who bus no offices to distributer no
wealth to command, should have stirred tho
spontaneous support of the great body of
Democracy? Why is it that with all that has
been urged against him tho people still cry
give us Cleveland.
Tthy Grover Is In Demand. .
It is because he has crystalized into a liv
ing issue the great principle npon which this
.battle Is to be fought out. If he did not cre
ate tariff reform he made it a Presidental
issue; he vitalized it and presented It to our
party as the Issue for which we could fight
and continue to battle, until upon It victory
is now assured. There are few-mA, in his
position, who would have the courage to
.boldly make tho issue and present it so
clearly and lorcibly as he did in his great
message of 1887. I believe that his policy
then was to force a national issue which
would appeal to the Judgment of the peo
ple. There is another reason why the people
demand his nomination. Tbey feci that the
tariff reiorm views of President Cleveland
and the principles laid down in his great
message, whatever Its temporary effect may
have been, gives us a live and a vital issue
to flgnt for, which had made the great vic
tories since 1S8S possible. It consolidated In
one solid phalanx the Democracy of the na
tion. In eveiv State of this Union that
policy has beon placed In Democratic plat)
iorms ana onr Datties nave Deenrougntupon
it, and this great gathering of representa
tive Democrats have seen its good results.
In presenting his name to the convention
it is no reflection upon any of the masterful
leaders of the party. Tho candidacy of
Grover Cleveland Is notia reflection npon
others; it is not antagonistic to any great
Domocratio leader. He comes before this
convention not as the candidate of any one
State. He is the choice of the great majority
of Democratic voters. The Demooracy of
New Jersey therefore presents to this con
vention in this, the people's year, the nomi
nee of the people the plain, blunt, honest
oltlzen, the idol of the Democratic masses'
A-Battle or Demonstrations.
At the mention of the ex-President's
name, the entire convention aud spectators
arose to their feet in a burst ot unparalleled
applause. The spectacle of 19,000 persons
frantically cheering for Cleveland presented
a scene such as was never before witnessed
in this country. Michigan's white stand
ard, on which was emblazoned Cleveland's
portrait, was carried up and down the hall,
increasing the excitement. The rendition
of "Boom-de-ay" by the band was unheard
in the din of human voices. Meanwhile
the New York delegetion sat stern and
silent. The demonstration lasted nine min
utes. When Mr. Abbett referred to David B.
Hill, the Senator's friends gave vent to a
counter demonstration. Seventy-two New
Yorkers leaped upon chairs, shouting
"Hill," and were roundly reinforced by a
portion of the audience. It was 20 minutes
before the ebullition subsided, and it was
marked by a lively rough-and-tumble fight
between two excited partisans in the galley.
New York being reached, H. C. Dewitt
took the floor to nominate "Senator David B.
HilL He spoke as follows:
W. C Dewltt Nominates B1IL
Mr. President and Fellow Delegates:
By the favor of my colleagues, I have now
the high honor to speak the voice of the
State of New York in this council of the
Democracy of the nation. Our majestic
commonwealth needs no eulogy here. Her
electoral vote Is the keystone of the Federal
urcb, upon which alone we can rest the
citadel of our hopes. In view of this critical
and important position oocupied by our
State in the Impending contest, I take sreat
pride while speaking for its regular organi
zation of the party in pointing to our past
" In 1S85 we carried New "York by 11.130 tna
joiity; in 188fi by7.;?7; In 1(87 by 17,077: in
1888 hy 19,171; in 1689 by 20.&17, and in 1891 by
47.9J7. so that the present organization
speaks not oaly for the State, indispensable
to your success in the Presidental campaign,
but speaks for tbat State organized and ar
rayed upon the lines of victory. These are
stubborn facts, which hypocrisy cannot
conceal nor detraction obliterate so you at
the outset of this convention should fully
understand tho trne natnre of the Democ
racy of the people of New York.
The supreme evil of our age is the use of
the law-making power of State and nation
for tho enrichment of tho lew at the ex
pense or the many. Caste, class distinction,
piofligacy and splendor.-eoclal dudes and
political ascetics have taken the place of
plain, earnest people or former generations.
The money power dominates the land and
subordinates the sovereignty of the people.
Patriotic statesmanship and oratory no
longer enjoy the nonors ot me itopuDiic,
and the apostles of truth, Justice and liberty
are snpolanted by the pliant instrument of
vast pecuniary and political combinations.
jam Is the Leader They Want.
In such a crisis, tho Democracy of New
York wants a revival or the fundamental
principles of the party. Our people want a
leader filled with the instincts, aspiration,
shrewdness, gaiety, hopes, feais, and joys
nnd sorrows which crowd their struggle for
life and happiness.
We therefore present for your suffrages
the name of him who, having enjoyed all the
honors of our State, still finds his highest
boast in the sentiment, "I am a Democrat."
However eminent may be bis post of duty,
he does not descend to ns from above, but in
the roll call of the Democracy he steps
proudly from the ranks. Do you ask for his
credentials? Wd point you to the uubroken
seiies of victories by which he has rendered
New York a veritable Gibraltar to the De
mocracy of tlio Union. When, with all the
power and patronage of tho Fed
eral Government at his command,
the distinguished ex-President lost the
State of New York by a majority of 14,000,
Governor Hill carried it by a majority of
over 19.C09 votes, and at every election dur
ing the past ten years he and his friends
have met with constantly increasing suc
cess. No sane man can reject the force or
these statistics, and in pointing the finger of
destiny it must outweigh-all theory, proph
ecy, promises and dreams. The experiences
of the past must, under like circumstances,
forecast the events of the future, and in this
instance the conditions remain unchanged.
Mr. Hill nevor had any allegiance with
malcontents nor any favor in the Republi
can party. The class of men from our State
who so violently oppose his nomination to
day have unitormfy opposed him in the
past. He has always been nominated under
a shower of vituperation and abuse, and he
lias always emerged from tho conflict with
the Increasing commendation of the people.
The Candidate of the Unterrlflad.
In opposition to sumptuary laws, in per
sistent advocacy or the bill granting free
dom of rellgiousVorship, in the increase of
public holidays, labor day and half-holiday;
in supporting outdoor sports and pastimes,
he has done more than any public man of
his time to foster and develop general liber
ty appropriate to modern civilization. For
these services he encounters the hostility of
the bigot and hypocrite. .
He Is a firm adherent to the principlesof
frugality and economy in public affairs so
long characteristic of bis party. During his
administration as Governor, onr State debt
of $7,000,000 was reduced virtually to nothing,
while the property and inteiestsof the State
were adequately maintained and improved,
lheso things speak' in tones of thunder
against the vilification of his enemies.
We present David B. Hill as the candidate
of an unterrifled and aggressive Democracy.
His experience teaches us that such is the
way to succeed. We love him not merely
for the enemies ho has made, but for the
enemies he has conquered. Ho has never
been defeated, and hnving tust entered upon
tho high office or Senator of the United
States, it lie entertained the slightest doubt
oi his ability to carry his State he would not
suffer his name to be connected with the
nomination. Besides the.delegatlon from
New York is not itself unmindful oi ltsc
responsibility, and of the great duty of truth'
and candor it owes to this body. ' v
Support I'romlud for the Nominee.
We have never misled you In presenting a
sterling Democrat to your favor. We gave
you Horatio Seymour and our people in
dorsed him against Geneial Grant. We
gave yon Samuel J. TUden, and, in turn, our
State endorsed him. We acquiesced; we did
not adviso the nomination of 1833. The con
sequences nro known. Not for a single In
stant would we counsel and urge tnis con
vention to nominate David B. Hill, were we
not sure, from careful scrutiny and-ilellber-atlon,
fortified by the tests of our elections,
that be can cairy the State; the vote of
which In tho electoral college, under the re
cent apportionment, is absolutely ludlspen
sible to a Democratic vlotory.
Whomsoever or these may be selected, or
whatsoever State may succeed in this con
vention, we shall Join in the exultation and
bear our part to the uttermost in the ensu
ing contest. This Is the spirit ta wliloh we
meat our brethren, and this is the spirit we
expect to be reciprocated. In no other, way
can the harmony and dignity or the States
bo fostered and preserved by this conven
tion, but contemplate the ensuing contro
versy from whichever standpoint you may
choose, you cannot escape the fact that our
State is the battleground of the campaign. .
Ours is the coigne of vantage, the point of
strategy, the very spot of victory or -defeat:
We appreciate, the responsibility of our po
sition and would speak to yon like men
whose blood flows In their words. Tho com
mon enemy Is. strongly entrenched in the
capital. You are the generals of the arm v of
invasion in grand conncll assembled. We
hall from Waterloo; and we fearlessly pro
claim that Hill Is tho Blucber who can drive
the Republican chieftain to St. Helena in
The speaker's reference to Generals Slo
enm and Sickles and to Governor Flower
as the head of the best delegation 'New
York ever sent lo a State convention, was
greeted with cheers. After the applanse
subsided Colonel John E. Fellows, of New
York, seconded the nomination of Hill as
The honor has been assigned me in the
delegation of which I am a part of seconding
in beliairof the Demooraoy of New York the
nomination of David Bennett HilL
Cheers. It has been my privilege,, as ,
very many of the delegates assembled
before me know, through many years of tho
past, through service ih which ray hairs
have grown gray in the cause of Democracy,
to stand In the presence of representatives
of that party assembled In its national coun
cils, and voiced the sentiment of the State
of New York. 1 occupy precisely tbat
position to-day. With one unbroken voice,
reaching from the cataract npon our West
ern coast to the ocean which washes onr
Eastern shore, she comes here demand
ing the nomination of no man but
Governor Hill for the Presidency.
Cheers. Governor Hill organizes
victory. What he has done in
the State be would do for the nation.
Make him President, give him fonr years in
tho White House, and there would not be
enough lert or the Republican party to
sweep up aud carry to its rave. Long con
tinued laughter and applanse.
New York comes here now asking the
Democracy of the nation to entrust to her
keeping in" one more national battle the In
terests, the responsibilities the sacred trusts
wnlch hitherto in ber State relations he haa
taken np and discharged so faithfully; ask
you once more to leave the Democratic ban
ner in onr hands and our keeping.
Colonel Fellows' remarks were frequently
punctuated by applause from the Hill dele
gates and hisses from the galleries.
Interrupted by a Thunder Storm.
While the demonstration during the New
York Senator's speech was at its height one
of Chicago's thnnder storms passed over
the Wigtfam. The delegates caught the
idea and ont-thnndered the thunder itself
with their howls and yells. During the in
termission which was made necessary the
crowd amused itself watching the glare of
lightning, and fn listening to" theswish of
the rain. Everybody had yelled himself
hoarse and was content to wait in compara
tive silence the passing of the storm.
The roll call continued till Illinois was
reached, when A. W. Green, of Chicago,
seconded the nomination of Cleveland. "Il
linois casts 48 votes for Grover Cleveland,"
were his first words. This clear cut, terse
announcement brought forth loud cheers,
and then Green told why Illinois did so.
When Indiana was called, Hon. William
B. English eloquently seconded the nom
ination of Mr. Cleveland in a few words, as
a substitute for"Hon. Daniel W. "Voorhees,
who had been taken ill. The clerk called
the State of Iowa, and Hon. John M. Dun
combe took the platform amid 'applause,
and addressed the convention as follows:
J. F. Dnneombi Names Horace Boles.
Mr. President and Gentlemen of the Convention:
To-day for the first time in the history of
the American Republic the name of a man
whose home is west of the Mississippi river
will be presented to a Democratic National
Convention for nomination to the exalted
position of President of the United State'.
Heretofore the Northern, the Southern, tho
Eastern and the Middle States have fnr
nlsbed all bnt one of the Presidental nomi
nees of tlio Democratic party.
For thirty-live years the Republican party
has chosen all but one of its candidates from
tho West, and the Kastorn candidate was de
feated. For thirty-five years the Democratic
party lias chosen all its candidates from the
East, and dnrlng that time only one Demo
cratic President has been inaugurated. For
over a quarter of a century no man residing
outside of the limits or the Empire State has
had the honor or a Democratic Presidental
nomination. If the Democracy of New York
wero united to-day her honored statesmen
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Ifinneedofa trnss go where they keep
tho largest assortment: go where tbey make
them and know how to adjust trusses nnd
guarantee a fit. 909 Penn avenne, near Ninth
street, Pittsburg. Open Saturday even
ings. Also July 1 nntil noon.
Elastic Stockings, Etc.
Trusses, bandages, abdominal, navel and
pile supporters, eltstic nnklets, knee caps
and stockings at No. 909 Penn avenne, near
Ninth street. Open Saturday evenings.
Artificial Iixb Jlro. Co.,
Penn avenue, near Ninth street.
For City News and Gossip See
FINE WALL PAPER.
If you wish bargains in Remnants of Wall
Paper bring the measurements of your
rooms on FRIDAY, as we have a big lot of
remnants that we will sell cheap.
J. KERWIN MILLER & CO.,
No. 613 Smitbfleld Street,
J c2 -70-Th
BIBER & EASTON.
Continuance of Our Sale
Have just made large accession to
these stocks at greatly reduced figures.
We call attention to our
Offering of India Silks
At 37jc, worth 50c
At 75c, worth $1.
These embrace light and dark
ffcts, in richest colorings and new
The perfection of summer dress fabric
in exquisite printings.
BIBER & EASTON,
05 AND 507 MABKKT ST.
Dry Goods House.
Thursday, Jane 29,1831
JOSIIE KOi'S '
PENN AVENUE STORESL
WE ADVERTISE ..-
THE , ' '
Not to make a rush, but to
keep the great rush of the past
two weeks a-going until our en
tire stock is sold out. As the
season grows old, prices grow
less. You'll find lower prices to
day than you found yesterday
so it will seem. It is worth
while coming right now. Prices
cannot be lower. Elsewhere
they will not be as low on goods
equally good. Thousands of
buyers know this. Your great
est advantage is in coming to
day so come.
To-day we offer a new lot of
French . Satines, Navy Blue
grounds, with Rings, Polka Dots
and Stripes, that are bargains
everywhere at 25c, but are here
now at 22c a yard. Enough
difference to tell your way in the
purchase of as many dresses as
are usually taken of these goods.
The Gingham sales this week
head everything ever known.
The weather and the prices bring
the people. Think of a choice
of over 200 styles best quality
(40c and 50c) Scotch Ginghams,
including best styles of D. & J.
Anderson's, at 25c a yard.
More 25c and some 40c qual
ity Ginghams thrown into the
15c pile this morning. 'Twould
be a poor pattern in such quality
that would not sell at 15c But
the patterns are all good. That
is why the pile goes down so
This weather is moving two
lines at a lively pace The
French Printed Organdie Lawns, r
reduced to 23c, and the French
to 25c. There's no more desira
ble fabric made. A large choice
More than 200 styles in Cotton
Challies and Delaines the most
popular of the new low cost cotton
fabrics printed like the French
Wool Challies, in large variety of
designs and colors. Prices, 10c,
I2c and 18c a yard.
Genuine D. & J. Anderson's 45c
and 50c Shirting Cheviots are re
duced to 25 c. You will not find
the styles equaled nor the prices
The balance of this week will be
given to pushing out all the rem
nants all at half prices. Every
thing from a single dress "length
down is a remnant here. You'll
find plenty of full patterns of the
choicest Wash Goods in this rem
nant pile. But they all go at rem
609-821 PEHK ATENUS.
The accumulation of a season's business
broken lots, single pieces and patterns wa
do not intend duplicating of Axminsters,
Wiltons, Velvets, Body aud Tapestry .Brus
sels and Extra Super" Ingrains
AT REMNANT PRICES.
Our new importations of China and
Japanese Straw Mattine now complete :
600 Bolls at So per roll. 1
100 Kolls "White Matting at $5.
300 Kolls Jointless at $7 to ?9.
200 Eolls Pagodas at 510.
100 Eolls Damask at 112 to f 15.
These prices are all for lull rolls -of 40
LARGE LINE LAGE CURTAINS
At 75c to $5 a Pair.
We are making Eemnants in every grade
of Carpets daily, and will continue to sell
them'at the low prices which ave moved
so many remnants this season.
627 AND 629 PENN AVE.
ENGRAVING AND PRINTING.
W. V. DERMITT & CO.,
19 SIXTH AVENUE. ,