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merits into which the Civil Service theories
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THE DAY IN DETAIL.
"ornlnatlnc Speeches Made In the Lull or
a Bain Storm Pennijlvania Breaks
Xouae In a Sbw Campaign Sons Scene
nnrlnc the Only Ballot.
Chicago, June 23. Jaded, sweaty and
languid, with a wlrisky-and-apollinaris
look on their faces, the delegates wandered
into the convention hall for the last session,
a few appearing before 2 o'clock, but the
great majority failing to put in an appear
ance until long after the hour set for the
At 2:27, the Gray Club, of Tndianapolis,
with their velvet banner on which was in
scribed the name of Indiana's Governor,
marched into the hall, preceded by a band
playing "Auld Lang Sync," and were re
ceded with a great yell from the delegates
present and the audience. Behind thein
came the Hendricks Club, of Indianapolis,
the members of both clubs flourishing long
white plumes and chanting a nondescript
air which fitted the viords "Gray, Gray,
Isaac P. Gray."
At 2:35 p. ai. Chairman Wilson called the
convention to order, and prayer was offered
by lie v. Thomas Greene, of Iowa.
The omlaatlnc Speeches Uectn.
The roll call for nominating speeches of
candidates for Vice President began at 3 p.
31. Arkansas yielded to Indiana, and lion.
John Ji Lamb took the floor to place in
nomination Isaac P. Gray, of Indiana, in
the following words:
Mr. Chairman and Gentlemen of the Convention:
When I was elected as a delegate to this
con entiou Irom my district I hoped to lm e
tbe honor, as well as the pleasure, of casting
wv vote lor an honored son or Indiana for
the Presidency ol the United States,
clieeis hut when we ainved at this con
trition we found that the majority had al
leady decided that uuother than an
luduimu should lead the con
lest in the coniUic cainpalcu. fCheers 1
We bowed our lieadsto their Judcemeut,nna
united with tbe Cleveland Democracy.
Gieat applause. Yesterday Grovcr Cieve
land was the choice of a majoilty of the
Democratic party. To-day he Is the unani
mous nominee of the Democratic party,
applause and the question nhlch con
fronts this convention Is, who shall it be
that u ill hare the honor to hold up tho
h mil ami the arms of tho candidate who
carried the banner of Democracy In this
campaign. tremendous cheering and cries
ol "Gray, Gray." Where shall he come
Jrotut Cries of "Indiana, Indiana."
New Jersey, God bless her. Is always Dem
ocratic Connecticut is surely safe, and
when dawn broke upon us this morning
after a night of struggle and toil, the elo
quent tongue of the distinguished gentle
man from .New Tork lion. Bourke Cockrau
applause, hoo name I love to honor,
told this convention that Xew York was as
rock-nbbed as Texas Sor any Democrat that
could be nominated by this convention.
Tlir Democratic Sons of Indiana.
That being true, the SO electoral votes or
ICew York are solid for that prince of Demo
crats, Glover Cleveland. Applause. I am
from a State w hich Is the center of the po
litical battlefield of the great West, a State
which has given to the History of American
politics the Immortal name of Thomas A.
Hendricks. Loud applause. Whenever
the Democratic party has listened to its ad
vice: whenever you have honored tho State
of Indiana w lth a place on vour ticket, you
had Democratic victory. Enthusiastic ap
plause. And now, in behalf of that State which
bus never laltcred, never sulked, which has
fought every Inch or ground, I desire, upon
behalf of tbe united delegation from In
diana, to ask this convention to make 15
votes in the electoral college certain by
placiuz on our ticket that honored loader
ho nev er lost a battle, Hon. Isaac P. Gray.
Cheers long and loud.
As to our candidate, he has been tried In
the balance and never found wanting. Ap
plause. In tho great contest oflSSt ho cai-
nea Indiana oy i,uw inoie votes man Cleve
land and Hendricks. What more can I ay
Jorliim? The tongue of slander has never
licen able to pierce his Democratic armor.
For 20 years he has fought the battle ot
Democracy. He will fight them again,
w hether upon the ticket or not. Applause.
liur, my friends, if there is a cert.iinty of 15
electoral votes for Grover Cleveland and
lsac P. Gray in the Stato of Indiana, nomi
nate that ticket and wo will ueliver the
. votes. Great applause.
The Successful Candidate ameL
AVhen Colorado was reached it yielded its
place to Illinois and Mr. Nicholas E.
Vi'orthington, of Illinois, advanced to the
platlorm and spoke as follows:
ilr. Chairman and fellow delegates:
Illinois has presented no Presidental can
didate to this convention. It has within its
borders uioro than one favorite on whom
it would have delighted to honor and who
are worthy of all the political honors that
could be conferred upon them: but here, in
this great city of Chicago, in this great Com
monwealth of Illlnols, bordering upon the
lake and the Mississippi, in the center of
this great Eepubllc, the Democracy, catch
lug the vibrations of tho ground swell that
came from the South and the East, and the
"West, put aside its favorite sons; for the
time buried tts State pride, and echoing
back to Texas, Connecticut and California
with 48 vote", shoutod the name or Giover
But for the Vice Piesldency, for tho sec
ond highest place in the gilt ot the people, it
has a candidate fully equipped by natuie
and education that it feels that it would be
u political tuult to ::iil to urge hia name for
nomination belore you. I stand here then,
gentlumeu, to name us a candidate for that
position a man that is known by every
w oman nnd child and voter that over licked
a postage stamp m every village and hamlet
in the land applause a big-bodied, blg
lienrted, blg-bramed man; a man ot com
manding prcence, ofdigntflt-d mien; :i man
w lio-e courtesj in his every day manners is
rurcly equaled and never excelled; a man
who in the administration of his duties hi
the last Democratic ndmlnistratio.i was
the lieau-iae:il ot an honest, honorable,
useful and e&cient Democratic office holder.
Tho Democracy Xever Surrenders.
Like his great leader who bears your ban
ner, he believes that public office is a public
trust; but he believes, also, that the Demo
crats arc the best trustees of this public
Gentlemen, have nailed our banner to
the mast. A Democrat never surienders.
"We propose to make true what our Republi
can friends say of tis that we do our quar
reling before the convention and our llght
lngagainst our enemies afterward. Cheers.
We have been educating the people, ai.d the
proud results aro seen in Boyd, of
Iseliraska; Boies, of Iowa, and Peck,
of Wisconsin. Applause. They aro seen
in that grand old man who repicseuts Illi
nois in the United States Senate. Cheeis.
Thev are seen In the reduction of tho Ue
pubheun majority from 60,000 to 13.CO0 in
Illinois. We propose in this campaign to at
tack the last citadel. We have a. Governor
that oaie going lo elect. Will you help us
give the 24 electoral votes to Grover Cleve
land? If you will, vote for the man w hose
name I now present, a man who does not
have to get a certificate from a labor organi
zation to prove that he is a friend of the
people applause: a man that we all love
AdlaiK. Stevenson, of Illinois. Piolonged
When Connecticut was reached, Jlr.
Vance, the Chairman, seconded the nomina
tion ol Gray. Idaho seconded the nomina
tion of Gray.
Mr. Boles Krjects the Tlce-Presldency.
AVhen Iowa was calfed, there were cries
of "Boies, Boies." The cries brought Hon.
J. H. Shields, of Iowa, to his feet. "Iowa
has said that she has no candidate," he
said. "I wish to say it is Governor Boies'
wish, united with the wish oi the delega
tion from Iowa, that he be not nominated
or named as a candidate for the Vice-Presidency
of this convention." Applause
Hon. T. Scott, of the same State, seconded
the nomination of ex-Governor Gray. John
S. Ehea, responding to the call of Ken
Sir. Chairman and Gentlemen of the Convention!
Hailing from trie great Commonwealth
which is the birthplace ot tariff reiorm and
home or the star-eyed goddess, I come to sec
ond the nomination ot Hon. Adlai E. Steven
son, of Illinois. The Illinois delegation
was instantly on its feet at the mention of
Stevenson's name, and a Banner was ele
vated bearing the Inscription, "A. E. Steven
son, Illlnols Favorite Son." Kentuoky
takes her Democracy like sho takes her
whisky straight. Great l.inzhter.l I camo
to this convention representing that con
tingent which was fearlul to follow the flag
oi Grover Cleveland or tho bandwncon, be
cause we bellevo we might follow the Demo
cratic hearse In November. Laughter.
But la tJjB jrescaco of this vast assemblage
I have been overwhelmed by the enthusi
asm that greets his great name, and I be
lieve we are on the high road to Democratic
No Civil Service Reform In This.
I support Illinois' candidate because I un
derstand he is a Democrat who believes
that to the victor belongs the spoils great
applause; because bo believes, further, that
there are honest nnd competentmen enough
in the party to fill all offices cheers; and I
warrant the assertion that if he be placed
In this high position, Mugwumps and Ile-
Eubllcans will stand no quarter at his
Hon. Edward F. TJhl presented Michi
gan's candidate as follows:
If my memory is accurate, it was within
pistol-hot of where this convention hall
now stands Hint the great Senator from
N? a-York, In 1830, addressing himself to a
Itepubliean National Convention, said:
"Any licpublicaii can carry Michigan."
He spoke with the knowledge that for 23
years the Peninsula State has given maiori
ties to his piny rising as high as 60,000.
Not long thereafter, in 1885, the Senator
sw that Republican column shattered by a
Democratic lawyer, who was elected to the
bench by a majority of 30,000. That lawyer
foe - -- cwk
wf s k ' 'mm
was Hon. Allen B. Morse, its present
Following that victory the delegates from
Michigan on the floor of this convention
come to the great council of the party as
representatives of the triumphant Democ
racy in Michigau. Thev come with a State
administration behind them solidly Demo
oratic, with a Democratic Legislature
pioneer in this generation in the enactment
of an electoral law which brings the choice
of the Chief Magistrate of the nation
nearer to tbe citizen.
Various States A'olcx Tlielr Preferences.
North Carolina, in the person of Elias
Cope, seconded the nomination of General
Stevcnton. Mr. Cunningham, of Tennessee,
the representative of the majority of the
delegation of that State, seconded the
nomination of Isaac Pr Gray. Texas, also,
seconded the nomination of Stevenson.
ATermont seconded the nomination of Isaac
P. Gray. Alrginia seconded General
Stevenson, and AVashington that of Gray"
AVhen AVisconsin was called the Veteran
General Edwin S. Bragg was put forward
by his delegation to speak for the Democ
racy of that Commonwealth. General Bragg
On behalf of the delegation of tho Stato in
whioh I live, which for the first time in a
great many j-ears presents herself in con
vention with authority to state for her, I
will say that Democratic Wisconsin has
chosen me to present a candidate for Vice
President. In regard to tbe particular qual
fi cation of each leader whose name has been
presented cries of "louder." I am never
in the habit of talking to the gallery. If I
was I would remind them of the old tale of
that fellow who came up last when Gabriel
blowed his horn, and called out "louder."
Laughter and applause- Hcie stand the
men I am talking to Pointing to the dole
gates. Gentlemen of the convention. Wis
consin has within her border, if you w ish it
and desire Itas a qualification, a soldier.
Pennsylvania Starts a Campaign Song.
At this point the rain came down in 'tor
rents; tbe voice ot the speaker was entirely
drowned, and he was obliged to await tbe
storm's subsidence. The band struck up,
and the Pennsylvania delegation gathered
around Mr. Hensel and sang the following
election from a hand bill which had been
distributed through tbe hall:
Four j oars more of Grovcr.
In he goes.
Out they go,
Then we'll be in clover.
The whole convention joined in the
unique refrain, and while the thunder
rolled and the rain smote the roof and
dripped through on the heads of the crowd,
the vast chorus rose and fell like waves of
the sea in a gale. AVhen .order was partly
restored General Bragg resumed.
At an early hour this morning, my fellow
delegates, we closed tho work which gave to
the people their choice. And now it comes
to us to complete that ticket by placing
upon it a second who shall be worthy of his
chief. Democratic Wisconsin presents to
this convention lor its support the name of
Hon. John L. Mitchell, of Milwaukee
The South Is Patriotic Now.
Oklahoma came under the Stevenson
umbrella, and Alabama, which had been
passed! at the end of the roll, came up with
a second lor Morse, of Michigan. Delegate
King said that, as the sou of a dead ex-Con-lederate
officer, he spoke for the Northern
ex-soldiers of Michigan. To the call ol New
Mexico, J. S. Fielder seconded the nomina
tion "ot one of the uest men and truest
Democrats in all this world Isaac P. Gray,
of Indiana." Cheers. The Chairman ot the
Indian Territory delegation declared: "At
present we are not in it."
AV. F. Arandivel, of Georgia, on behalf of
the soldiers of the South, seconded the
nomination of Judge Morse. Referring to
the divisions of the late war, he said: "If
these issues are left entirely to the old
soldiers of the South and the old soldiers of
the North, no dissatisfaction or disunion in
sentiments or principles can ever be
recorded in this grand Union of ours. Ap
plause. As I look through this Alabama
delegation, I see those that were members
of this grand old Southe'rn army, and I see
the boys now the men that were sons of
noble heroes in that cause."
The Georgia Man Grows Dramatic
The speaker here turned to General Pet
tus, of Alabama, and then to George P.
Harrison, of the same State, and, placing a
hand on the head of each, proceeded:
"Mr. Chairman, I place my hand here on
one of the oldest generals in' the Southern
army, and here I place my hand on the
youngest and declare that tbe vote of Ala
bama will be cast for the one-armed soldier
and jurist of the State of Michigan. Great
J. H. King, of Alabama, also seconded
the nomination of "the one-armed hero" of
Missionary Ridge. Applause.
The Secretary of the Convention than be
gan to call the roll of States for the ballot.
When Colorado was called the Chairman
said: "The Colorado delegation wants a
candidate for Vice President who can take
the party in out of the wet. It casts eight
votes for Adlai E. Stevenson, of Illinois."
When Iowa was called Mr. Shlelds'said:
"Iowa casts her 2C votes lor a man who
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needs no introduction to the Democracy of
the United States, nor any eulogy in aNa
tional Democratic Convention that Demo
crat of Democrats, that peerless son of
Kentucky, Colonel Henry AVatterson."
Some New Candidates Are Presented.
AVhen Kentucky was called tlnre was a
consultation between Mr. McKenzie and
Chairman Bronion, Chairman of the State
delegation. A member of the Illinois dele
gation sitting across the aisle urged Mr.
Bronson to cast the ,votes of the delegation
for YVatterson, stating that the Illinois del
egation would consent to such a vote as
they were "sate."
AVhen Montana was reached two new
candidates were, sprung in the persons of
AV. Bourke Cockran, ol New York, who
got nine votes, and Judge Lambert Tree, of
Illinois, who received one.
AVhen New York was reached, and Gov
ernorFlower cast their 72 votes for Steven
son, there was tremendous cheering and an
evident attempt to stampede the convention
for Stevenson, the Illinois delegation stand
ing up, shouting and waving their hats.
The attempt, however, was a failure, for the
I Chair held them down with his gavel and
FOR VICE PRESIDENT.
his voice, and the ebullition subsided.
Nick Bell shouted, "Hold on now, boys,"
and the convention, which acknowledges
him as its real master, settled down into
silence. North Carolina immediately trailed
on with 22 for Stevenson, and the yelling
The Votes of Ohio and Pennsylvania.
AVhen the vote of Ohio was announced
there was a fresh attempt to steer the con
vention into Stevenson's camp, but it was
again set down on by the Chairman.
The Gray men, who had been a little
frightened and subdued, took fresh courage
when Pennsylvania was called, and Mr.
Hensel, after announcing that the individ
ual preferences of the members were 4 for
Mitchell, G for Morse and 17 for Stevenson,
added that the balance and a majority of
the delegation were for Gray, and that the
vote of the State'would, under instructions,
be cast as a unit, making 61 votes for Gray.
As the ballot proceeded it was evident that
the two strongest candidates were Gray and
Stevenson, and the adherents of each alter
nated with their yells as their favorite can
didate showed up with the highest number
of votes from the State delegations.
The Ballot Before the Changes.
The ballot before any changes were made
resulted as follows:
States. g : ." -s 5 3 :
c : -j ': : :
Callforuia 9 S ,.
Delaware c.. . .
Florida 6 i .. . '....""
Georgia 7 9 10 .. .'. "
Kansas 2D.. ..
Kentucky 12 12 .. ; "
Maine 7 A .. ' ' " . "t
Maryland 4 it
Massachusetts 20 5 5....!
Michigan 28 .'. .. '.'. .. .. '.'
Minnesota is . .. ..
Mississippi 8 pi
Missouri 10 10 8
Nebraska .'..... 6 5 .. 5 V. .. "
Xew Hampshire 8 ' .. "
ew Jersey I 19 "
New York 72
North C'aroll.ia 22 " .. "
North Dakota .... 4
Ohio 33 0 .. 4 .. .!
Oregon 8 .
I'ennsjlvanla . oi
Kliotle Island 8
South Carolina jj '.
South Dakota 4 2 .. 2
Tennessee 8 14 1 1 ..
Tefts 3i 4
West Virginia 4 4 4
Wisconsin 24 .. ,
Alaska 1 1
Arizona S 1
District of Columbia.... 1 1
New Mexico 1 5
Oklahoma 2 t
Utah 1 J
Indian Territory 2,
Totals 402 34386 45 3) i' II 1 1
Changes Made In the Votes.
Iowa changed her 26 votes to Stevenson.
Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, Ohid and
Oregon, each in turn, changed to Steven
son. When the cnairman ot the .Missouri
delegation obtained the floor the wildest
excitement ensued, as he changed the 34
votes of thatState for Stevenson. Georgia,
changing her 26 votes to Stevenson, caused
a fresh howl of excitement from the conven
tion, which at this moment was scarcely
better than a mob. Tennessee hastily cast
her 24 votes solid for Stevenson. Ken
tucky asked if her vote had becu recorded
for Stevenson, and upon the Chairman of
the convention answering in the negative,
that delegation recorded her 26 votes for
the favorite son of Illinois. Texas cast her
30 votes solid for Stevenson.
The contusion became so great for a time
that the Chair refused to listen to or re
cognize any of the delegates. At this point
a tall man 'with a black beard shouted loud
er than all tbe. rest, and attracted the at
tention of the Chairman.
The Chairmau-AVhat is the naine of the
The speaker said his name was "Cole,"
of Ohio. "I move that the rules he sus
pended and that General Adlai E. Steven
son be nominated by acclamation."
Stevenson Nominated by Acclamation.
Loud applause greeted this motion, and
the delegates all over the ball seemed im
patient that the question be put. In the
midst of the excitement, Mr. Hensel,' of
Pennsylvania, who was standing on the
platform in lront of the presiding officer,
seconded the motion.
The Chairman Hon. Adlai E. Steven
son, of Illinois, having already received
more than two-thirds of the vote of tlm
convention,' it is moved by Mr. Cole, of
Ohio, nnd seconded by Mr. Hensel,of Penn
sylvania, that the rules be suspended and
he be declared by acclamation the nominee of
this convention for Vice President. All in
fayor of that motion will say aye.
A great chorus of ayes greeted this invi
tation, and the Chair at once declared tbe
motion unanimously adopted. The band
played "Hail to the Chief, and there was
a universal howl from the crowd, which,
however, did not last long. Everybody
seemed to be satisfied with the result of the
ballot Somebody scattered a lot of the
new Grover Cleveland "Wang" song, and
the Stevenson banner was raised by the
Some Odds nnd Knds of Business.
Then the clerk read the following resolu
tions oflered by Mr. Brice, of Ohio:
Reolved, That the National Committee is.
hereby empowered nnd directed to fix the
time and place ror holding the next National
Convention, and that the basis of repieson
tatlou therein be the satno as that fixed for
This was carried with a shout in the midst
of a good deal of contusion. The following
resolution was offered by Norman E. Mack,
of New York:
Hc-olvrd, That the name of Hon. W. I
Wilson, Permanent Chairman of this con
vention, be added to tho committee appoint
ed by tho several State to notify tbe nom
inees 01 cms convention ot tneir selection ai
rnndlilHtes for the offices of President and
Vice President of the United States.
General Pat A. Collins, of Massachusetts,
who had meanwhile taken the chair, put
tbe resolution, which was carried. The
clerk then read the- following resolution,
offered by AV. Honey, of New York, which
Resolved, That the National Committee is
authorized and empowered In its discre
tion to select as its chairman, and also as
the Chairman of Its Executive Committee,
Sersons who are not members of the said
atlonal Committee. ,
A Resolution to Role Oat the Gallery.
General Collins now relinquished the
chair, and, taking
the rostrum, spoke as
Gentlemen of the Conicntlon: ,
I propose to address myself to the com
mon seme, good Judgment and experience
or the BOO mon selected by the Democratic
party ns delegates to this convention.
Twelve years aeo I sout to tbe Chair a reso
lution instructing the National Committee
to provide accommodations in the noxt con
vention lor the delegates, the alternates,
tho Xntlonal Committee, the members or the
press nnd none others. Cries of "That is
rhrht." The time wns 110c then ripe for tho
adoption of that resolution, and, without
disparagement to our National Committee,
I feel free to say in the presence or a small
fraction of the great American public out
oldo or ourselves, the delegates, that a mis.
take has bften made hero nnd that the time
bus now come when a Democratic conven
tion should be a deliberate body, and not
governed by outside influences. Cries of
Ir we could be on exhibition In the view
ot 65.000,000 people and 7,000,000 Democrats
who will vote the Democratic ticket, well
andsood: but what is the nseT What is the
sense in having 15.000 people who can hardly
see and cannot hear, prolonging the pro
ceedings or a Democratio Convention and
firevonting them from being deliberated?
Cries of Good, good." J
It is not the discomfort, it is not the in
convenience, but it is the danger of wreck
ing the pood work ofa convention that we
urn fnnA to face with to-clav: and I feel confi
dent that we have reached the climax of
alwurdlty. 1, therefore, venture to ask my
fellow delegates to pass the following leso
lution: The Resolution Raises n Howl.
Resolved, That the Democratio National
Committee be instructed to provide in the
next National Convention the accommoda
tions necessary for the delegates, the al
ternates, tho press, the National Committee
and none others.
A great bowl of protest went up from the
galleries against the last clause of the reso
lution, and the cries of "No, no" from the
galleries interrupted the speaker for a min
ute. Continuing, General Conins said:
"But, pardon me, you are here solely by
There was a demand from the delegates
for a call of the roll of States on the resolu
tion, in which demand General Collins
ioined. Great confusion reigned at this
juncture throughout the convention, nearly
everybody stanumg up ana snouting inem
selves hoarse. The delegates were stand
ing in the aisles and on the chairs, and
many of them had their hats on, apparently
ready and glad to go.
AVhile things were in this state there was
a crash, and the aro lights which had fur
nished the illumination for the convention
were seen descending upon the heads of the
A Frightful Panic Ensues.
Something had given way above, and it
appeared as if the numerous interruptions
which had so ominously occurred at the',
hands of nature were about to be supple
mented by one great catastrophe which
should wipe out the whole National Demo
cratic Convention of 1892. The three lights
Protected Fiom a Leak.
immediately over the New York delegation
came crashing down upon the Hill men.
The globes were broken and streams of
white electricity shot out from tbe carbon
In a twinkling everyone in the building
was on bis feet and, almost everyone was
making for the exits. The delegates tum
bled wildly over one another, each striving
to get as far away from New York as possi
ble and in the shortest time. The cries and
yells and howls which had been sent up
from the various candidates during the con
vention were magnified tenfold, but now
were turned into frantic exclamations of
fear. It seemed as if there were no possi
ble way out of a panic, which must have re
sulted in the loss of perhaps hundreds of
Cool Heads Keep Down the Mob.
Fortunatelv,,here and there a cool head
remained on its shnnldcrs, and with braced
muscles a cordon of brave men surrounded
the panic-stricken crowd. The bandmaster
appeared to have bis nerve and presence of
mind with him, for uuder his direction the
music immediately started in with a lively
air. Cries of "Sit down, sit down," "Take
your seats," "Don't be fools," and
varous other admonitions rose above the
cries of the multitude.
The. police and the sergeants at arms
rallied at once in the cause of order. Men
and women were seized, and with no gentle
hands were planted in their seats and held
there. A number of the delegates seized
other delegates and required them to take
their seats. A wild surge of humanity
which broke over the newspaper platform
was promtly met by the warriors of the
pencil, and was roiled back and held in
place until its component parts regained
their senses. At length tbe panic was re
duced and the convention proceeded with
its business. Tbe Chairman recognized Mr.
Hensel, of Pennsylvania, who said:
Mr. ChairmnnI thtak it must be appar
ent to all the delegates here that even a roll
call of the States cannot now be taken with
that deliberation necessary to the proper
proceedings of this convention. I therefore
move you that the resolution of General
Collins be referred to the next National
Committee with an affirmative recommend
ation and with power to act.
The Chairman put the motion to the con
vention and It was carried. After the usual
resolutions of thanks were adopted the con
vention adjourned sine die
1 ' '
HEARING THE HEWS.'
Mr. Cleveland Pretty Well Tired Oat
When the Eesult Was Known.
FLOODED WITH CONGRATULATIONS
Refuses to Tut in Words What
Thirlks of the Hatter.
JUST WHAT HARRISON DAD EXPECTED
Buzzard's Bay, Mass. , June 2a At 4:30
o'clock thismorningMr. Cleveland, through
Governor Russell, sent from Gray Gables
the following statement to th press:
I should certainly be chargeable with
dense insensibility if I were not profoundly
tonchod by this new proof of the confidence
and trust of the great party to which I be
long and whoso mandates claim niy.loyal
1 am confident that our fellow-countrymen
are ready to receive with approval the
principle of true Democracy, and I cannot
rid myself of the belief that to win success it
Is only necessary to persistently and hon
estly advocate these principles.
Differences of opinion and judgment in
Democratic conventions nre by no means
unwholesome indications, but it is hardly
conceivable, in view of the importance of
onr success to the country and the party,
that there should be anywhere among Dem
ocrats anv lack of harmonious and active
effort to win In the campaign which opens
before us. I have, therefore, no concern on
that subject. It will certainly be my con
stant endeavor to deserve the support of
Mr. Cleveland was terribly tired when
the news of the total of the balloting
reached him. Joseph Jefferson, the actor,
departed at 4:30 o'clock from Gray Gables.
Mrs. Cleveland went to bed at 4 o'clock,
and when tbe nominee of the Democratic
party sought his chamber it was nearly 5.
Plenty of Cheer Telegraphed.
The telegraph bulletins of the night were
interspersed with many kindly greetings
and expressions of regard from Mr. Cleve
land's personal friends. The sun had risen
gloriously and was sending its beams across
upland and field and water when the dis
patch was received announcing that Mr.
Cleveland bad been ohosento lead the hosts
of the Democracy in the coming campaign.
Governor Russell turned to Mr. Cleveland
as the dispatch was received, congratulated
him heartily on his success, and after the
above short message had been prepared by
Mr. Cleveland to be sent to the press, all
parties retired. The wires were again at
work early this morning, pouring in con
gratulations to Mr. Cleveland. Thirty
eight such messages bad been received and
transmitted from the Buzzard's Bay office to
Gray Gables, before the telegraph operator
there had arisen, and from that time onward
they came in a steady stream. They were
from people in all positions, in official sta
tion as well as civil life, and were received
with much satisfaction.
Mr. Cleveland was again seen this
morning after breakfast by the Associated
Press representative and asked if be had
any message to send out concerning the
work of the convention. In reply he said:
"I have nothing to say beyond wtiat I have
already given out. The convention has not
yet finished its labors, and until it has it
seems to me that anything from me wonld
be out of place and open to misconstruc
tion." On being asked concerning his
movements to-day, Mr. Cleveland said: "I
shall stay at home as I did yesterday, where
I can be ready to receive the congratula
tions of friends, which are constantly com
How Cleve'and Passed the Day.
This forenoon Governor Bussell and wife,
who have been the guests of Mr. and Mrs.
Cleveland, were driven to Buzzard's Bay
station and took tbe cars for Boston.
Cloudiness and rain have marked the day
at Gray Gables, and Mr. Cleveland passed
tbe entire day at borne. He had few call
ers, but his time was largely occupied in
reading telegrams of congratulations from
various sources, of which he has had over
200, and many more are yet to come, having
been delayed iu Boston by the crowded
condition of the wires. Tbe telegrams are
in tbe main identical in language. Among
others are dispatches from ex-Governor
Green, of New Jersey; Governor Pattison,
of Pennsylvania; Pinckney AVhite, of
Maryland; one or two from members ot tbe
Tammany organization of New York, but
largely the telegrams have been from
Democratic friends. Mr. Cleveland was
asked this afternoon if he had received any
congratulations trom Hill or the Tammany
organization as a whole, and he smiled as
h'e'answercd in the negative.
HAEEISON EXPECIED IT.
The President Had Retired, Fully Confl lent
of the Result.
"Washington, June 23 It was not until
730 o'clock this morning that President
Harrison knew for a certainty that ex-Pres-ideut
Grover Cleveland had again been
chosen as bis competitor in the race for the
next Presidental term. He had antici
pated Mr. Cleveland's selection, and
would have been surprised only
in the event of a different
result. The telegraphic arrangements be
tween the AVhite House and the Democratic
Convention hall at Chicago were precisely
the same as those with the recent Republi
cui Convention at Minneapolis, but, as the
nomination of Cleveland appeared irom tbe
first to be a foregone conclusion, compara
tively little interest was taken iu the pro
ceedings of the present convention. The
President remained' in his library until
10:30 o'clock last night reading the bulletins
of tbe convention, and then remarked to
Private Secretary Halford, who was his sole
companion at the time, that it would prob
ably be at least two hours before the bal
loting began, and, as he did not desire to
lose any sleep over the matter, he would re
tire. The telegraph operators were thereupon
excused for the night, and the President
heard nothing more from tbe convention un
til he arose at the usual hour this morning.
He then asked his valet if the convention
had reached a nomination during tbe
night. The valet did not know, but
said he would find out. Soon after
leaving the President, he heard the news
boys on the street calling out "extra," and
he bought a paper announcing the nomina
tion ot Mr. Cleveland on the first ballot.
The paper was at once taken to the Presi
dent, and it gave him the first information
he had on the subject. An effort was made
by a representative of the Associated Press
to induce tbe President to say what he
thought of the nomiuation, but he courte
ously declined to say anything at all on the
subject tor publication.
HILL HEARS THE HEWS,
Flimly Refuses to Say What He
Thinks About It.
AVashingtos-, June 2& The news of
the nomination of Grover Cleveland to be
the Democratic candidate for the Presi
dency reached AVashington at an hour so
early in the morning that few persons, ex
cebt the enthusiasts, who do not hesitate
to turn the night into day when politics,
are at stake, knew anything of
it until an extra edition of the
AVashington Post appeared upon the street.
The result of the convention was antici
pated. Everybody had watched ith sur
prise the skillful prolongation of the des
O struggle of the opponents of the ex
ent, but, while tneir ability and
shrewdness were recognized, no one in this
city bad any doubt but that Mr. Cleveland
would be nominated.
Senator Hill was found before 10 o'clock
this morning in his sitting room at the
Arlington. He had been up until nearly 5
o'clock, but notwithstanding his laek of
sleep he appeared to be fresh, calm and col
lected. He received the reporter cordially,
and appeared to be cheerful and relieved
from the strain which had been imposed
upon him for so many months, although he
made no pretense of unnatural buoyancy.
In response to questions as to bis opinion of
tbe action of the convention and as to his
future course, he said he bad decided to an.
nounce to the Associated Press and to all
other seekers for information that be must
politely but firmly decline to be inter
viewed. stevenson, Greeted
By Tammany Delegates and Hundreds or
i Others After tbe Nomination.
Chicago, June 2a The headquarters of
General A. E. Stevenson at the Palmer
House to-night were theMecca of thousands
of enthusiastic Democrats, and the General
was forced to repair to one of tbe public
parlors, where for three hours be shook
hands with a stream of 'visitors that passed
rapidly through and were presented to him
by Congressman Springer anil others.
During this reception most of tbe Tammany
delegates called to pay their respects, and
all of them gave words of cheer.
"We will have 10,000 majority for the
ticket in the State of New York," said ex
Representative Turner, of 'New York City.
It is estimated that fully 10,000 people
grasped the hand of the Democratic candi
date for the Vice Presidency, and at the
conclusion of the levee General Stevenson
repaired to his room, very much fatigued.
He was here seen by a reporter and ex
pressed himself as confident of the success
of the ticket
"I feel very hopeful as to the political
outlook," said he, "and I have conndence
in Democratic success." Referring to the
platform, he said he considered it a very
strong platform, and one in respect to which
there could be no difference of interpreta
This morning the following telegram was
sent by General Stevenson to Grover Cleve
land: "Accept my hearty congratulations.'
Late to-night telegrams of congratulation
were flowing in upon General Stevenson by
MKS, STEVENSON DELIGHTED
And the People of ISIaomtnston Preparing
for a Grand Jollification.
BLOOMKTUTOX, III., June 23. The news
of the nomination of Hon. A. E. Stevenson
was received here a lev minutes after the
action of the convention. The greatest en--thusiasm
prevailed throughout the entire
county, among the -people of all parties
alike, the Democrats almost going wild
over the honor bestowed on Bloomington's
favorite son. It had hardly become gener
ally known until the telegraph office was
besieged by prominent citizens sending
their congratulations. The people have
begun arrangements for an elaborate greeting
upon the arrival of tbe nominee tor Vice
President home from the convention, con
sidering that nothing could have so honored
The Associated Press reporter carried the
news to the beautiful Stevenson residence,
where the greatest joy prevailed. "This
news," said Mrs. Stevenson, "is indeed a
great and pleasant surprise tome. It was
unexpected on ourt part, here at home, as
Mr. Stevenson said nothing of any such
probability when leaving to attend the
convention. True,' we had noticed the
many presa comments on a probability of
his nomination, but .built no hopes upon
Boles Thinks Harrison is Stronger.
Des Moines, la., June 2a The news of
tbe nominations of Cleveland and Steven
son was received here without any particu
lar demonstration. The defeat of Boies was
a distinct disappointment to Iowa Demo
crats. Governor Boies, in an Interview,
stated he was satisfied with the nomina
tions. He said he realized the contest
would be a hard-fought and close one, Har
rison, he thought, was stronger now than
he was four years ago, and whether Cleve
land is was problematical.
His Early Life and th History of His
Straggles frith tbe "World A Sketch of
HI Sacoesses In the Political World
' and In Office.
Grover Cleveland is now B5 years of age,
having been born In Caldwell, N. J., March
18, 1837. Ho was the fifth ot the nine chil
dren of the Rev. Richard F. Cleveland, a
clergyman of the Presbyterian Church and a
graduate of Yale College. Jlr. Cleveland's
mpther was Annie Neal, tbe daughter of an
Irish merchant -in Baltimore. On tho
paternal side, Mr. Cleveland is English. His
first ancestor in this country was- Hoses
Cleveland, who came from Ipswich, Eng
land, iu 1C35, and settled in Wobnrn, Mass.
His great grandfather was Dr. Aaron Cleve
land, a graduate of Harvard and an Epis
copal minister In. Philadelphia, where he
was a close friend of Benjamin Franklin, in
whose house he died in 1757.
lie was named for the pastor who preceded
his father in the church. In 1841 the family
removed to Fayetteville, S. Y., and here
Orover grew to his 14th year among the
sturdy country boys. When he was 8 years
old he entered the district school. From
there he went to the academy. But he re
mained only a short time, when it became
necessary for him to take a clerkship in tbe
village store at a salary of $50 a year. This
was to be doubled the second year if the
young clerk proved worthy and honest.
But befoie that time Richard Cleveland had
become agent or the American Home Mis
sionarv Society, and his income' was in
creased to $1,000. This was more than he
had ever had before. Grover was able to
leave the store and retnrn to the academy
to finish his preparation for college.
His Eurly Life and Stndles.
The family moved to Holland Patent and
thero his father dlea suddenly, and ho, then
a young man with a good education, went to
Xew York City, and for two years was an
underteacher In a blind asylum. At the end
of that time he concluded to quit teaching,
and leaving Xew York went to Buffalo,
where he secured a position as office boy
and a chanes to study law in the law office
of Rosers Bowen & Rogers. He w.is paid
about $3 60 a week for his services until he
was admitted to tho bar in 1859. After his
admission to the bar he continued with his
preceptors for four years, which, with the
previous four years served as- a student,
gave him eight years of the best kind of
legal experience. Ho was then appomtod
Assistant District Attorney for the county
ofErlo, which position he filled with ability
for a period of three years. He was nomi
nated bv the Democratic County Conven
tion in 1865 lor District Attorney and was de
feated. Mr. Cleveland formed a law co-partner-shiD
with the late J. J. Vanderpool on tbe
1st "of" January, I860, which was contlnned
until August, 1869. He then became a mem
ber of the firm of Lanlng, Cleveland & Fol
torn, the late A. P. Laningandthe late Oscar
Folsom being his associates. This firm re
mained in existence for less than two years,
and until Mr. Cleveland retried therefrom
to assume tho duties of Sheriff of Erie
county, to which office he was chosen at the
election in November, 187J. It was while ad
ministering this office that Mr. Cleveland
became known in a political and official
way. At the expiration of his term as
sheriff Mr. Cleveland became a member of
the firm of Bass, Cleveland & Bissell, with
Lyman K. Bass and William S Blsioll as as
sociates. Mr. Bass afterward retired on ac
count or failing health nnd tho firm of Cleve
land & Bissell was the result. '
Before the Pnblio Gaz.
In November. 1881, Mr. Cleveland was nom
inated and elected Mayor of Buffalo on a re
form platform and carried on his admlnls
tration on reform lines, obtaining such
pioiuinenco as to commend him to tue
notice of Daniel Mauning and other party
leaders who had come into power under
Tilden. In 1S82 he wns nominated lor Gov
ernor and was elected by a majority of 192,
854 over Charles J. Folger, Republican nomi
nee. During his administration he had fre
quent contests with Tammany and vetoed a
number of its measures. In 1881 he was pre
sented by the party organization of his
Stato as a candidate for President. The
delegation to Chicago was instructed for
him, although he had the opposition of
Tammany Hall. Tbe Tammany delegates
made a vigoious contest against the unit
rule-but an amendment to the rule) provid
ing that tl)c vote-) of delegates in case or a
difference should oe recorded In accordance
with their Individual preferences was voted
down, 332 to 162.
He was nominated on tbe second ballot,
his cblcf competitor being Bayard. The
PieslUontaleleotion occurred on tbe 4th of
November, resulting in casting of 219 elec
toral votes for Cleveland and Hendrieks and
18-1 for Blaine ana Logan majority for Qeve-
land, 37. The popular vote was 4.848,33 for
Elaine, 4.911,017 for Cleveland, 133.t25 for Gen
eral B. F. Butler f'l'eonle's Party"), and 15L-
19 for J. P. St. John ("Prohibition") aj
uemocrauc plurality oi o'wjj.
Leading Events of His Term.
Tho leading events of his term were the
death of Vice President Hendricks, tbe
President's series of vetoes, especially the
disapproval of the dependent pension bill,
his refusal to attend tbe Grand Army en
campment at St. Louis, the attitude of the
administration toward civil service reform,
and the varlons Important appointments
made bv the Executive to all branches of
the Government service. The Pan-Elec-trlo
stock transactions, in whlcn some mem
bers of his Cabinet were engaged, were the
snbject or Congressional investigation and
the real estate speculations about Washing
ton in which Cabinet officials took part were
also tho subject of much animadversion.
On June 2, ISSti, be married Miss Franses Fol
sotn. He was renominated for tbe Presidency In
18S3, on a tariff reform platform, but wn. de
leuted by the Republican candidate. Gen
eral Benjamin Harrison, who carried New
York and Indiana against him, and won by
a handsome majority in both the electoral
and popular vote.
MR. STEVENSON'S CAREER.
He Wins His Spur Both as Congressman
and as Grover Headsman.
A. E. Stevenson, of Bloomlngton, 111., the;
Democratic candidate for Vice President of
the United States, was born in Christain
county, Ky., October 2J, 1835, and educated
In the common schools of Kentucky and at
Center College, Danville, Ky. Ho removed
with his parents to Bloomlngton irr 1852 and
began the study of law there in 1857, being
admitted to the bar in 1353. He began the
practice of law in Chicago, remaining in that
city for ten years.
He was appointed to the office of Master
in Chancery by the Circuit Judge, and after
holding that position for four years? was
elected District Attorney, an office which he
also held for four yearsT At the expiration
or his term ho returned to Bloomlngton and
formed a law partnership with James S.
Ewing In January, lSSa, which partnership
still exists, tho firm of Stevenson & Ewlng
being one of the leading law firms of Cen
tral Illinois, and one of repute in State and
Federal courts for over 20 years.
In 18C4 Mr. Stevenson canvassed Illinois as
a candidate for Presidental elector on the
Democratic ticket. In 1S74 he was nomi
nated by the Democratic party for Congress
in the Bloomlngton district. The district
has 3,000 Republican majority, but alter a
very exciting canvass Stevenson defeated
his opponent. General John McNulta, for re
election by over 1.20O majority. He xerved
in Congress during the Hayes and Tilden
electoral contest, and was one of tne earnest
advocates of a peaceful settlement of the
differences in the Presidental controversy.
He was dereated for re-election to Con
gress in 1S7S, the district at that time giving
a Republican majority of less than 200. He
at once resumed the practice of law, bntwai
once more renominated for Congress in 1878,
this time defeating his opponent, Congress
man Tipton, and being elected by over 2,6'JO
After the expiration of that term General
Stevenson resumed the practice of law and
was a delegate to the Democratio National
Convention of 1884 which nominated Grover
Cleveland for President. After the latter's
election Stevenson was appointed First As
sistant Postmaster General, and held that
office during tho entire Cleveland adminis
tration. His urbanity made him exceed
ingly popular with all classes of people, and
he was probably the favorite of the Cleve
land administration at Washington daring
the four years of Democratic rnle. As
Assistant Postmaster General ho
was outspoken in his belief
that it it a. Democratic duty
to remove Republican postmasters wherever
possible, and appoint reputable and effi
cient Democrats In their stead. The celeri
ty which General btevonson displayed in re
moving Republican postmasters and ap
pointing Democrats made him very popu
lar, particularly throughout the South.
General Stevenson was a delegate at large
from Illinois to the convention which to
day nominated him to the Vice Presidency.
He was unanimously elected Chairman of
tbe Illinois delegation, and occupied his po
sition at its head and made all announce
ments for the delegation until his name was
enteredln the vice prosiaentai contest to-
day, when he
delicately retired to the
PLEASURE IN WASHINGTON.'
General Stevenson's Nomination Delights
All tbe District Democrat.
"Washington-, D. C, June 23. The
nomination bv the Chicago Democratio
Convention of Hon. Adlai H Stevenson, as
the candidate of the partv for Vice Presi
dent, was received in AVashington with
every manifestation of popular approval.
It is not too much to say tbat Mr. Stevenson
has as many warm personal friends here as
any official whoever held public office in
the District He was, while in "Wash
ington, equally popular with both political
parties, and possessed the confidence anl
friendship of President Cleveland and
every member of his Cabinet, and had the
regard and esteem of Democrats and Re
publicans in Congress alike.
At the Postofiice Department, where he
was First Assistant Postmaster General
nnder the Cleveland administration, many
of the employes to-day expressed their
gratification that this great honor bad been
conferred upon their former chief. Mr.
Stevenson's administration of postofiice
aftairs was able and thorough, and he gained
forliimself an enviable record lor efficiency
and executive ability. The Democrats of
this city consider him an exceptionally
For City News and Gossip
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60 pair Nottingham Curtains, ,
$1 per pair: real worth 1.50.
150 paitNottingham Curtains,
$ 1. 75 per pair; real worth $2.50.
90 pair Nottingham Curtains,
'2.50 per pair; real worth $3.50.
50 pair Irish Point Curtains,
$ 4.50 per pair; real worth $6.
50 pair Irish Point Curtains,
$5-5 Per Pair real worth' ?8.
75 pair Irish Point Curtains,
$6 per pair; real worth $9.50.
Odd lots of Lace Curtains, i,
2 and 3 pairs of a kind, which we
mark to close at half regular
Portieres, regular $6 and $j
qualities, at $4. 75 a pair.
32-inch wide Drapery Silks, usual
75c and $1 goods, reduced to 50c a
A large assortment of English
Cretonnes, handsome designs and
colorings, 35c a yard.
Nottingham Lace Bedspreads,
worth from $3 to $5, to close quickly
a choice at $1.50 each.
The largest line and best values
of Brass and Iron Bedsteads ever
shown in this city.
Mattresses and Bedding of all
kinds in stock and made to order.
Cor. Fifth Ave. and Market St.
' iel-iw" '
Dry Goods House.
Friday, Jane 24, 13M,
JOS, HOME & CO.'S
PENN AVENUE STORESL
TRIMMED SAILORS, in Black,
.j n- xiue, rrown ana xtea straws,
j u"- reduced from
each. 2; dozen.
$i to 50c
ALPINE WALKING HATS, in
n rf Black, Bine, Brown and Red
'" j '-' Rough - and.- Ready Straws,
reduced from $1 to 25c.
EMPIRE SUN HATS, and a great
r ? n variety of other new and
" j '-' stylish shapes of Summer
Hats, all colors, reduced from $t
BLACK LEGHORNS, Turbans
5p and Bonnets, in plain and
'-' - fancy straws and a great va
riety of shapes, all colors, reduced
from $1 and $2 to 50c. .
TRIMMED S AILORS,Black,Blue,
rf rp Brown and Red Straws, all
JUO. new shapes, reduced.
All shapes, colors and straws,
Now $1, $1,50 and $2 Each,
From $2, $3 and $4.
KNOX SAILORS, in White, Black
and all fashionable new colors
15 dozen of them, that were
$4.50 each, are now reduced
BOYS' FANCY, ENGLISH SAILOR
HATS, with broad brims, all
colors, fancy stripes and mixed
straws, at $2, $2.50 and S3.50V
reduced from $2.50, 3 and $4,
to be had only here.
GREATLY REDUCED PRICES.
Our own productions, at $4, I5,
and $6 each.
FINEST IMPORTED Pattern
Hats and Bonnets at J 10, $12 and
3,000 Yards No. 2 and No. 3
MOIRE -:- RIBBONS'
At 2c and 3c a Yard, Worth 10c.
609-621 PEM AYENUS.
HOT WEATHER BARGAINS.
Ladies' fine Dongola, hand-turn
Oxford Ties at $i; regular price Si. 25.
Boys' finest Calf laced Shoes at
$1.75; regular price $2.50.
REDSHOUS! RED SLIPPERS!
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Nothlnx brings greater Joy to the happy
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Inexpensive or most costly, we can please.
FOUR BEAUTIFUL ART flOOMS.
E P. ROBERTS & SONS,
WFTH ATE. AifD MARKET ST.
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