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SATJKDAY, AUGUST 29,1874.
Official rproI thnOMr Cprtnty
TOllM tl. OBKHLY. Editor nrt rnbUslur
TB11M8 OV TI1K DAlli" BUIXJCTIK
Oca week, by carrier 9
On ytarby earrior, In advanco 10 00
One year by carrier If not r'd In
kItiiico w. is 00
One Month, by mill 1 00
Caroo months 8 00
8 Ix month.......... f M
One year 10 00
tB or ytixuLT UUI.l.TIN.
- (1 00
8Ix Monthi 7B
Three Months CO
Invariably in advance.
Beading witter on every pace.
FIFTIETH SENATOMA.I, DISTIUCT.
A Democratic Convention, for the pur
pose of nominating two candidates to rep
resent laid District in tlio itato legislature
Mill bo held at
ANX.l, ON TltUIISDAY, TIIK flltD PAY OF
Sr.nr.Mni:n, 1S73, at 3 o'clock, r. f.
auv iauv ui iu,"ivc'uumuu Hill uo put: I jrt At. . na
UclCffito for oach 100 voter, and ono for end, I ' "
n-tcUODulM YOtci out fir Greeley Hrciirn f"'f'nit
also respond to n call. Ho thought ho
was getting too oiu for BpccoJi-inaking,
but his convictions vrore as strong as
ovor. This convention ucedod but two
qunlitira to insuro final nueccss. Vic
tory was always won by tho aggrosstvo
party. Ho hoped to sco tho convention
aggressive. Tho future hopo of tho
country was in tho young men. It was
necessary to adopt fixed principles.
Truth was as vital in polities us in ro
licion. Tho saiuo God ruled both. Tho
pooplo wcro at last determining that
they would not bo governed by thioves.
Let tho young men inscribe honor,
truth, and justico on their plnlfonu,
and go right ahead. Let their plat
form bo to plain that a wayfaring man,
though a fool, could understand it, and
that no apology needed bo uttered in
lalation in it. Thoy should bo frank,
and let the record stand. Applause.
JOHN' it. OIIKIILY,
of Cairo, also spoke, and proceeded to
refer to tho financial question, making a
strong attack on irredeemable paper
money. Gold, he said, was the money
of God and tho democracy. To-day,
tho democraoy had met not alone, but
with tho friendly opposition, who were
asking that tho country might bo
placed in a position whero thoy might
lace tlio .world without tear or iavor
joots for whloh thoy nro convoncJ, should
bo oompoied of mon who agroo in too
groat object which thoy havo mut to pro
mote Ho far at 1 nm concerned, I havo
beon for year noting with n political or
ganization with which I diner nt proscnt.
For yean, indeod, until 1872, for many
yoara I did not act with many of tho gen
tlemen that I ice boforo mo to-day. It li
truo that In tho carllor days of my
llfo no tod with tho democratic! party, and
I teo beforo mo uanycontlomeaby whoso
sido 1 havo for years waged ruinous war
frtco against that I bellovod to bo serious
error. We wen separated by questloa
that have paiaod away, and wo aro ro
ttnltod again to-day on principles that
wore cherished by tne then, and that, wero
limply lott light of by moro pressing und
earnest ,ueilions. Tho coovvutlon to-day
is composed in a measure of mon who
haro heretofore diU'ored. Wo havo dif
fered in regard to quastloos that were of
moment; yet they were temporary and
haVo passed away. Thli convention hai
aisombled with tho view of reorganizing,
with tho vlow of addressing our mlndi to
tho proaont demand of tho houri. It Is
called that wo may forget tho prejudice
of tho pail, and unite now for tbo vindica
tion of corroc principle and bring the
country back to its orginal position. Ap
plause. Oenllouioti, tho dutle of a free cillzou
are of evor-rocurrlug bllgallon. It it not
enough for you, or tnytelt, to say that wo
did our duty twonty, or ton, or one year
ago, or yeiioruay. xuo duty or a duo
man I now, at thl mumoni. li make
no uiuercnce, gontlemen, what were my
and debauchery had invaded tho pulpit 1 to you wj,t wore
of tho IMug (foil a fact attributable bore Uve jr t?n ye
tho unsluMo uurrouc.
in 1S72. Tio counten will bo entitled to
tho too rriny representation :
Cotiutip. Voto (n '72. Delegates
Alexander, 1,010. 10
.lackfon, l.r.IO. K
Union, 1,730. 17
Tho Central Committees in each ol the
above counties are respectfully requested to
call county conventions, and ..appoint dele'
Kates to represent their counties in eald
. . . . i .. (i r . i . .
couvcmion. v) uruci ui cumuimcc.
T. F. Iiotrrov, Chairman.
ESTXewipapcrs throughout tho Dlstrlc
will please publish tho nbovo call.
Proceedings of tho
Discussion of tlie Financial
TRIUMPH OF THE
IKrorn tlie tilcago 'nmos.l
ONE OV THE VETEKANH.
Springfield, Aug. 52b'. Tho con
vention ro-pseeinblcd at half-past 2
o'clock, Chairman Armstrong presid
ing. An intcreiting feature of the
opening exercises was the introduction
to tho convention of old "Undo James
Kuykcndall," ot ruiiuu v.-, v..,,
kcnd&U voted for Jefferson; knew
George Washington, and was intro
duced to Lafayette. Ho was drafted
twico for tho war ol 1812, and was born
just 10 years after tho battlo of Buu
ker Hill. Ho belivcs Boucher guilty,
but is inclined to doubt JJessio s story
about Susan U. Anthony. Jfo refused
to vote for Grcoloy, and hopes to live
to voto for a hard-shell democratic
presidential candid&lo eeveral times yet.
Tho convention greeted tho old gentle
man with uproarious cheers. He is a
fine-looking man, and, on quiet being
obtained, he spoke as follows :
Gbstlsmk 1 am glad to see you, I
was Instructed to come hero to carry out
old democratic doctrines. 1 thank you
fer your a; plauae. 1 thank you for overy
thing. Itarouiosmy sympathy. Kicueo
mo, gontlemen, on that scoro. lioro the
old man Hourly broke down. Ko-asiured
by choer, ht prteeeded. Too lint pro!
dent I voted for was Thomas JellersoD.
(Oheor.) And 1 tried to vote ever lnce
yirematlrally. I ion'i want to t,0 c,i6(j J
iu with these tide fixing at all. (Great
laugbfr.) Gentlomen I inlnk thl doctrine
ta M going i tavo our country. Our
cotftry ha gone into extravagance, and
1 Alak If the democrajy i once allv
ar'" o can eavo it, and get It cn i
ionable bail not cheating the labor
IS claste out of their UWt nr,i i,.i-.
o prwldent doukle wage, and eonKrois
en double waco. lADnlui v....
lermoro, I believe in a currency wo can
avo at the wet, which the capltallm at
- t.uuui prtii upon tneni. I are
oi repudiation, but I want
...jmiiJK oooe :air, Honorably and
Hon. Albert G. Burr. M. C. of Jer.
sey county, was callod upon to mako a
tl Anil r 1 . J 1 .1.. - .
;r"u nuwo ins coavcnuon was await
log tbo report of the oommitteo on era.
deatials. Air. Uurr said ho tod on
ue icato ground, and did not feel liko
ttlkipg very much. He could take one
position, on which ho foil thoy would
all W willing to itand. Tho southern
states were yet under polico rule, and
bu hoped to eee the time when they
could sco fraternal love arnoDK all
American people. He was anxious to
tee the southern Mates reatored to their
pristine poMtion in the American re
public. As at present constituted, they
n.n ..uij,,, ,n,utary provinces. fAn.
n-l. ln.,. nn view oi puuiio policy nvo years aeo or
, ,b, . .1- , i ! tin year ngo. It can mnko no ditlerence
party unmea tbal wo
oars airo. it is rourdutv
Y, more tJlall I nnu mi no. nriug au vjo siugia to ma
With n rood I K,ory and boaor of our country and to
iuu wmii-uuiij oi our leiiow-ciiizecs, to
loirn tho duties of thl time, to discharge
tho duties of thl hour as become free
tueu and ci'.lzsn responible to God and
to our own couutry for the manner In
wuicn wo pertorm them. Gentlemen, for
fifteen yoar, whllu the pooplo of thl
country have boon excited over civil war
and other itrugglos that leparato us from
n large portion of the country, false prin
ciple of government have been accepted
instead of tho ancient truth ot republican
government. Abutet have crown up un
til wo aro not to-dav certain whathr thl
I Indeod a democratic, republican covurn-
ment, or whothor we are upon the eva of
a chango that shall deprive in fact, of tbo
right and Dowor to i-ovnm th.ni.fliv..
Applause. Tho object of this assembly
to-day is to inaugurate anew
tho trugqlo to win back lor
the people good government not
only good government, but one giving to
" rH' ngui io govern tnemselvos.
Gentlemen tell me that good government
can be obtainod by this ineaiuro or lhat.
i ten you teal tno only government that
is worth having is that government ad
ministered by free men. of which ti-
themiolve aro at once the ruler and tho
ubjects. 1 am content to submit to bad
government, if it is a government ef my
own. I am not wlllini-to mkmlt i m.
otbor government, except that of the Su-
pramo iK'inc, it u assume to bo a master.
l o.es ro to unlto with men of all past po
UUcal pos tloni with old democrat and
pldrepubllcani-to win back and estab
lih demooratlo republican Institutions In
this country, whero the peoplo hall havo
that which they oarn, and shall net bo
required to .irrBn,l.r nv moro of tholr
earning than they tbointaWes think just
to bestow. Presiding over . convention
Composed In this uiouuur Is
uuvrfi to me. Tho gentlemen I see beft."
me are democrat and, pritomen, while
I havo had occasion to dlrior with you in
times puit, I learned two year ago what
sacrifice you could mmko lor
your country. 1 mean two
yoar ago, wuen you had censontcd to voto
mr ureeiy, youmaJo largo saeriflcos, such
sacrifices as patriots alone can mako for
too aavancomenl and wellare of thoir
country. Let me assure you in that you
wv.ui.b juur iizitriuiisHi. ana mm vnti
l.tu tuuuirv ursi, ana in tuiuro, when
tbo political history ef this country it
nrikicu, ii win uo rocurueu mat tue aem
ocratlc party, for the iko of rotoring
honest money plauk in thoir platfurm,
(ho gales ot Hell could not prevail
against iiicm. (Ureal ciii-crs.J
A. C. IIKSINO.
being called on, gavo a history of the
great opposition inovemut in Cook
county. Ho did not leave tho rcpub
lican party in its decline, but in its
glory. Ho left it because he saw this
beloved country ruined under tho rule
of tho republican nartv. Ho did not
bolievo that the union arinv bore on
its banners absolute, unqualified ruin
to tho south. rAppiaute.l When ho
saw tho republican partv accent as their
leaders the simon puro saint of South
JJcnd. and the L'rcatlhero of lirooklyn,
iiniiry i aru jcecucr, LuProarloU3
applause, ho thought it was tituo
that lie should leavo the ranks of that
degraded party. He asked them to lay
asido paltry differences of opinion, and
agree on great principles. Inlc some
wanted more greenbacks, others were
anxious that their greenbacks should
bo put on a solid basis. If Henry
Ward lleceher had had less greenbacks,
no woum navo ueen a better man. The
country would nave been better off, if a
single greenback had uot been issued.
He favored returning to specie payment
as speeuiiy as possible, 'llicir prcduco
was valued on gold, not on greenbacks.
Tho speculator could add auv nor cent.
ho pleased for tho differenae between
UF.ro IIT O.V CIIEHENTIAI.S.
XOIU i'lUl.wi, iu,l..l tl.. r.,.n.t nf
the committeu on crodentials, which
said that all the counties had Ecnt dele
gates except tho following: Hond,
Jarroil, DelValb, IJouglas, rord.Hard'
ing, Henry, Iroquois, Kankakee, Ken
dall, I'utnam, b'tcvenson,nnd Woodford,
A delegate said Iroquois was present,
'i'ho mistako was corrected.
Bishop, of Edgar, submitted a mi-
nonty report, setting out that thoy had
takon tho Grcoley voto for the iounda
tion of tho calculation, and not tho
total voto cast. This would mako tho
A. 0. Hcsing hoped tho minority
report wouiu not no accepted.
r. Lase, ot fat. tlair, said yus was roquired to make no uch sacriQce
freo government; in voting for Greeley In
1872, performed an act ot magnanim
ity, of patriotism, unheard of in tbi or
w v.uuiij, ueniiumen, yoa aro
Plau.SO.1 lie bnr.t l.nn .Vi L
vero in this direction, and at last io as.
puisuui vury in jsjo, the great con-
tenniai ot the count. M't,
might hopo for a triumph which would
perpetuato the liberties of tho American
said he. too, was on delicate ground.
Last fBu (hey had elected their ticket
m Cook county by 11,000 majority.
He had never worked in democratic
harness bofore, but it had worked oasv
and if they had a; pktform on which
thoy could agree, he believed he could
HUndon it until after tho election.
There wore calls for Hcsing and On-
buou. me latter replied, and said he
a democratic couvcution
Hcsing No it is not ; it is tho op
Gen. Liob read the call of tho con-
venlon, and claimed that it corered
the presence there of the Chicago del
"WOT A DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION."
tho minority report was rojeoted by
a large majority. A vote by counties
was called, but. pending action, the
discussion was continued. Bishop and
-ase tried to get tho lloor, and, amid
soino coniusiou, Laso proceeded to ad
dress Hie convention in support of the
minority report, contending that took
The prjudlce of tho past aro gradually
-.-rl.UJ..,b, ,lv4 ,,ca men aro seeing, ove
f it n-n .nil -til . t t . . D . . -
.uvv, ...u nm iuii, Buouiuor (O)uouluer,
- v..utouioni snu wen Deing ol
tho country. Cheors. Thl Is not an
occasion on wulch 1 could ask you to
listen to me a moraont longer. I arn in
tormea mat your committeo aro about
icouy vq rejiort. v 11110 I preside I shall
preside with fairness and
i ask you to assist me in onforclng the
rule of order. Lot us havo order: let
us have tree poech; don't lot us hurry
et us take time the world was not m.rt
I- J r - .
u7- gentlemen desire to addross
you upon any question, none of us are too
urn iu iDiru, 101 Ul It nntlant r,,-i,..
ing, regardful of the rk-htu nf r
us doliborato horo to-day, so that we shall
could not expect to swamp the small leave no heartburnings, no resentment h
rtnm.i;., M. I I ... I 111 fnAlinir u.hAn v . , '
''' ui mo Kiaic, wuicn cast tnc
lull democratic vote.
ihe previous miestion was then
called on the majority report ; but,
amid great confusion, tho calling of
tuuiiues was nroccoacu with on th
adoption of the minoritv renort and
resuneu : in favor ol adoption tJU ;
against it, oii. Mho majority report
I'EIlJt ANENT OltliA MAT10N
lorn Casey, of Jeflerson. chairman
ol the committee on permanent organ-
inl!nn .Anr..l..l i'-ll
-vm, iviuutu iuu luiiownig :
For l'retidint-Gov John M i'al
Kor Hocretary It K Ooodell.
ror Assistant Keeretftriei I.. Th
too, A A Wbeelock, K A. bnlTely.Thus .1
rritts. J II Irwin. .1 M Itn.h T i fvi...
TJKnelby. ' w
I'or Vicol'retldont-ltll Korcter, First
u r nuiaton, oeconu rtlntr ct:
Arno ass, Third district: O W Annu.
ourtn oi.trlcti Y 11 ilar.h. Fifth di-
-, nouia vviibon.sixtb district; Wash
vi i .C . "Bipeventnautrictj VY K Cook,
.h. " Si 'AV. Ninth'
iii iuciiiii4 wuen Yto go out. One word
more. Uon't lot us i-o r.nt in .ur-.-j
Defend nothing. Tho v.-orit nnllff r '
political party fa to defend. 1 think it
was apoleon who laid, while tho enemy
is looking after your flanks, let hi,
member that hu has flanks himself." Ar.
grestion, aggression, aggroision ; anu in
ioiv, juu hiii restore tint government
to the control f tbo ceonln ihr.m..u....
That will bo tho result nf run. ...'
rninod efforts. TCheers.7 r.
convention is now orgtufzoJ and roadv to
Mr. Ilarrlnijton. of Kano. Niihmiiiml
tuo report oi tuo committeo on plat
form, as follows :
" hu I...U U I Ul Lrll I Hun I Vn. .
thu busit of tne currency of tho country
tbo ipeedy resumption alaif:.
fieu In the money recognized by tho civil
'I. Freucommorcc-: no turlirrnp
pose but forrcvonue.
3. Individual libertv. and otmntltlnr,
I J'li-ht rutrintlnn i,f t, ... .
. ' ",lu " eaa, Tontn district - It l.,.il, .... i , . V"nmnisn ,
A K dp, Kleventh district! John Abbot, ,lo n. 1,.?at 0dM' 'J ih Him
Tweltthdl.trfcti Tbos Lane, ThiVteen b f V,olUIc',1 ?ovlur liMnB
d itr et . (t m vi.i 10 tnerelrom all oxecut vo and i,.i,i.n. ib
in favor of Holden.
.au jonowea the democratic party for
12 years to defeat. Ho hoped that
.uUJf ouiu eeo victory this timo. There
was up absolute democraoy in Cook
county to-day, but the power of tho
democrooy was nill ,tuit .i
Btronger than over, lie belived tho
convention would unite, at least, on tho
ono ground of driving tho present
rupt party from power. rApcUm .1
Klce. Sixt.antl, .ll.tM.s. t: : i i ''S w?rby monopolies are fostorod. n.lvl!
SorenUon h district , John Oborl y K Vh. cU"e6 rernJ''l. d individual
UhdttVi'etV FJIV0Un Nit -J Wros.iv.ly
0. 0, IMIuldcn. of (3!iif.n.rn ,.....! fi. Tho richt and dutv of ttm.uia
.1 . ' - O I I m n aw ( n lilt nli ' .
mat a committeo of t ireo be appointed .Ai i . ' . m "V"0"""' "nd nr.
to conduct Gov. Palmer to tl.e'Bi I JnUoH.UCr,,,,,,,,,l,OB "y cbnMlrua won-
Ca.ov and n1,P,P0 v I,?Mn' , ' rMol,ltio9. Mr Harrington said,
: nuA wHurr.' Mr- "wus signed had beon adopted after muohconNi.l J.
teecrotary Goodell said h
luLvituu n loieL'rnin train Mr .1 i(...
dall, of J'ittsburgh, momborof tho con-
teniion meoiing there to-day, Tho
ieic"ram was :
Gold basis, hard-monnv ni..ia
without a dissent. What's' yours?"
H. Koberts, of Tazewell, submitted
n minority report respecting ihe first
plank in tho platform, as follows
. """" oi gold and illvor at the
"OV. 1'AI.MKIl's Annnvtu
All four gentlemen acted", nnd on
Uov. 1 aimer being introduced, ho was
LTCfitnil mill it !...- ' .
grcoted with enthusiaitio
tho governor said ?
had n t, T1,K CNVEHTI01f-I
I , !i nf,ln t" tako any part
Is tbo deliberations of this body than ai a
limp memLer. Vh.,n t !5.M f
th. i tia.i ."'.. a". T'.' 1 na' "'orraoo
.ui r ? " ""D" ,''Btou to tires do ovur
this bodv. mr first imn,n..f.. .1 T.
power. Applause 1 U9 locUon was not a proper ono. Party
v i iPiauso.j JoonTen,ion,( thfly M i Uh tJ rty
of ipecis payments at tho oarllost momont
practicable, without any Injury to tho
business and commercial Interest of tho
Tho resolution was received with
A. J. Hunter, ofQmuey, said ho was
a member of tho minority committeo.
Tho committeo had no controversy as
to tho resumption of specio payments,
nor a3 to tho restoration of gold and
silver, but tho difiurenoo was as to tho
payment of tho national debt in tho
money of tho civilized world. Tho
amendment provided that tho dobt
could bejpaid in any money. They fa
vored the same kiud of money. for tho
bondholders as for tho laborer. Tho
inujority was iu iavor of paying out
only one debt in gold tho dobt to tho
Mr. Harrington said if tho conven
tion understood the gravity of the ques
tion, there could bo no doubt as to its
final nctiou. Tho amendment was re
pudiation nnd nothing oJc. Tho pur
poso ot paying tho dobt in tho recog
nized nionoy ot tho world had been ac
cepted at Chicago, as tho only modo by
which tho democratic party could get
rid of the falso accusation that it was
A I'ARVV 01' llEl'LDIATlO.V.
Tho demoeratio party had suffered
from misrepresentations in past, and to
day they had to face tho music. If thoy
voted down tho resolutions submitted
by tho majority of tho oomiuitlcc, thoy
would stand forward as repudiatiouists.
The republican party defeated them on
this issuo at tho last election, but thoy
had cone baok on their record. Presi
dent "Grant had vetoed their action, and
tuo democrats stood squaro on tuo sub
ject: Iho clap-trap argument that the
greenbacks wcro good enough, was tho
J'eudietouian idea, which had been re
pudiated. It had come to grief, and
deserved its fate. The resolution left
the matter of resumption opou to fu
ture legislation. Let them tlx a time
and namo a day, if they could do so,
and not get back to clap-trap express
of Hancock, thought they would lose
thousands of votes by the adoption of
the majority resolution. When could
thoy resume? To attempt to rcsutno
to-day without anything with which to
rcsumo, was fallacy. Would they at
tempt to resume with their pockets
empty? Four years ago greenbacks
were 40 per cent. Gold had fetched 200
per cent. To-day it was nine and a
half. This result has been brought
about by the determination of the
country to pay their debts liko honest
men. When? To-day? No, but when
they were ablu. Ho proposed to wait
until paper was equal to gold.
of White, member of tho minority of
the committee, urged that thefo was
not a man there in favor of repudia
tion. They were all ready to pay their
debts honestly, lie did not seo why
the convention should desire to place
the national creditors in a different po
stijon rvoin the rest of - fi.-y
did not desiru inpudiation, but they
did not want to put a club in tho hand
ui tuuir enemies io attack tncm.
J. II. OBERLY.
of Alexander, said tho majority used
tho word speedy in connection with
specio resumption. Tho others spoke
ui it aa at tne earnest practicable mo
mcnt. Thero was no difTerenco prac
it Ant I l.l 1 . ,. .
uvuuj uciweou tuo two. speody ro
sumption did not mean immodiato re.
sumption. It might not bo for years
-iniui iuu poainon uicen by the com
mittce in issutng tho call, ho felt
uound to support the .report of the
majority oi tne committeo.
The resolution of the minority was
a nogativo assertion iu favor of the
proposition of paying the Cvc-twcnties
in greenbacks. 1'endlotonism had
prospered in late years, but in New
-tort, eeymour took a direct i.snn nml
suocceued. Tho nresidentia nlntfnrm
iuu. me L-rnunu or nnnnn hnnui.
put tho resolution was read differently
in Iho west, couth and east, nnd tho
party was deleatcd. lie regarded the
ivaviuuuu ua lavunu? renin!
ation. jJid thoy wish to pay tho bonds
in greenbacks? Such a lonnrsi. ....
simpiy whipping the devil around tho
stump, no desired to put greenbacks
first criual to cold, and thnn r.
i -i .1." ' . .7" i"V
miiu. j,ei uicm pay to all in rm d
...u muuicr ua wen as oonuuoider. Tho
convention would mako a uroat mii.
akc if it placed itself in tho fal M.
fcltmti ftr I .. .. t
" u; -.samuiy asserting that the
national indebtedness is not payable iu
tho money of the civilized world.
of Monroo, spoke in favor of tho ma
jority roport. He understood tho ro
port to say that specio payment could
"ot be resumed to-day, or noxt year,
"Ut that it was tho proper basis for tho
country, and lhv i, nilbl riAiv . I. .1 1
.1... . -"- ""i UI III
mut uircciiou, and novor turn baok
mo declaration In tho other resolution
had been tho standard for yars, and
and tLc peon u had ost la th in it
"As soou as nracticablo." did
anytning. lherc was a timo when
tne debts of tho L'overiimnnt m,,u .
jiam ; ou; u ,t waH ucj0ro HPOCIO nav,
. i . . A "J
muni was resumed, in ttlint tl...
UCOt .10 bO naid HI thu tnenntimn
a it L'O d or i.rnniihai'ka ' Vo l,
... w -ri- ...... mu
obligation ol a nation lets than that of
ii inuiviuuai. u not, why should
they not meet thu mxiimntinii tli n t n.u
1 .... "M'l
uuried at them, that thoy intended ro
munition, if thov mennt tn n, (1...
I.I.I !.. , , " 1-
.uui, in trnimll.'lOKS. WIlU not unir
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I U peoplu ilumand n i finlnr.it inn .P
tneir purnoso. rAnn .inm.l
I. I I ""J
JI'DOK A !L EN
disagreement in tho convention, and ho
wishod to pour oil on tho troublod wa
ters. Ho prosposcd un umondmont to
to tho minority roport, by adding words
to tho report us follows : "By resist
ing any futther inilation, and paying
tho obligations of tho country in money
rccognizod by tho world." Applause
A motion was made to. lay the.
amendment of Mr. Miller on tho tabic,
which was cariod by a narrow voto.
61' Chicago, said ho had uo bondholders
among tho laboring masses iu his dis
trict, and that ho would support tho
minority report, whioh would uotjaf J
feet the law ou the -point of paying
.bondholders in gold.- Ho did nutwont
to rcpudiato the debt, but would leave
it to stand.
A. C. I1E3I.NU,
of Chicago, followed, urgiug thnt tho
idea of a new deal in !politics had led
him to expect great things of tho con
vention. Hu represented tho working
men as much as Mr. Kehoo, ami his
bolicf was, as thoassociaticm of work
kingtnen in Chicago had resolved,
uamoly, iu favor of tho call as issued
by tho (lemooratio Mate committee.
Tho poor people of Germany had
bought Ameaican bonds, pledged by
their brethren that they should be
paid in gold. Tho original contract
was that bonds should be paid ill gold.
Uo was satisfied with tho minority to
port, with Millet's nmondmont added
thereto. Ho appealed to thorn tn hesi
tate before thoy adopted the resolution
o He red by the minority of tho oommit
teo. Logan had takeu his spare timo
for a fortnight to study political econ
omy ; but let them not ncccpt such
principles as could'he gained by such
studies. He hoped they could recon
sider the action respecting Miller's
of Adams, offered au ameudmont to
the minority report, by adding to it tbo
words : "And that we favor the pay
ments of its bonds according to tho let
ter of the contract, as interpreted by tho
laws of the land."
On tho suggestion of a delegate, Mr.
Hansen altered his amendment so that
tho last clause read, "according to the
act of congress."
Hcsing Tho act of congress says
they are to be paid in gold. Why uot
say so '!
Hauseu It is tho samo thing.
llesinu Why not say so, then ? It
is not a crimo to bo honest i it looks
Applauso followed this, and the dis
cussion, amid confusion, was proceeded
of St. Clair, said the instructions of his
delegation was to voto for the platform
as passed in Llucago. Uo delivered
powerful speech in favor of honesty.
Dr. Iloberts, of Tazewell, repeated
his speech in favor of tho minority ro
W. ll.Circen, of Alexander, sub
mitted r..-tl,o mnin Juiont to the
minority report, so that it should read
"The restoration of gold and silver as
tho basis of currency ; the resumption
of specio payment as soou as possible,
without disaster to tho business of the
country, by steadily opposing iuflation,
auu uy payment ot tno natiomil in
debtedness in the money of the civil
00 V. 1'AL.MEIt,
who called Mr. Oberly to tho chair,
spoko briefly. Ho considered tho tires-
cnt as a ital crisis in tho history of
tuis movement. The Chicago platform
has been accepted with approbation all
over tho country. It has been disousicd
overywherc and admired. It has been
considered as pledging tho opposition
party of this stato to speedy resump
tion of specio payments. Tho reason
why the country hungered for speedy
resumptiun was that everybody folt
that tho country was in dancer. Uvorv
timo concrcss mot tho tannin nis
alarmed. They wanted a business cur-
rency and not a politioal currency.
vVHOMJSALU ANU HKTAIL
FAINT II OIL
dW aasasasHaK aV
Jobbers and Retailers of
juuuti j ui.u iiuiuiici a ui
E DRUG S,
Chemical!, Patent AlcdicincH, J'erfuinery, Soaps, 3rushe3,
Toilctt Articles, Drupiat's Fancy Oooda, Collier White
jead and Other Grades, .Paints, Colors, Oils, Varnishes,
Window Glass, Wax Flower Material, Trbo Colors, Dvc
Stuffs, Ftc, Etc., Etc.
AVc Sflh-lt corrnipetiUi'iicts nml or.li-r from I)ril;)rlst, 1'hjsldan and General Storo
WHOLESALE & HKTAIL, HKTAIL & PRESCRIPTION.
"i Ohio J.iMce. Washington Au. cor. Klefitli St.
of .Jackson, denied that tlio minority
report favored repudiation. Tho men
nuo mvorod it wero anxious to pay tho
national indebtedness in gold. Ho
did not consider that ho was bound by
acts of COtlKress. whnn it ohoao to nnt n
a judicial bodv. Ho respoeled thn
V urt this rC3i)Bt!ti hut ho
did not so rogard tho docisions of con
gress. Thh was neither horo nor thero.
J ho minority report lavorod return to
Applause. They all agreed ou that
point, j no last proposition was. would
opposition party pledge itcelf to
payment ot tho national ilnht in
coin V It was tho expectation that they
nuuiu uujoj out peopio say, Why do
you want to say that '( The reason whv
n nan ueuessarv 10 UO ho was uin.iusi.
tho peoplo would not believo them if
thoy did not como right out. If they
n . A J ... il 1 . . .
iiiuant to pay me ueut, in com, let tliem
say so piamlv. JNow tho um nriiv
platform had gono to tho country, and
if they chanced it. tho count wnnhi
as, Why do you chango it? Thero
must bo some reason for it. Ho begged
iuu cuuvcuuon, li mo maiontv renort
i , . .. - '
uipresseu mo viows oi tnc convention,
that it should stand by it without dot
ting an " i " or orossitnr u t." uxvnnt
j .i, ..." i
ht mujr nuro usuu iu iuu report, n was
vital to tho success ot tho movemcut
that tho Uhicatro platform bo adontad
!. l r. i . . . .
uniLHiuuu. LAPpmusc.j xct tliem s.iy
what tlintr mmi 1'l... . ir
J ............ II.IUICH iiiuiii
talking. Wero they equal to tho ocas
sion ? If thoy wero, thoy would Hweop
lli1iminl.n ; 1 QTt Itl ......
iuv vuuuiiji iii mm ii.u j) mines on
uro. LAppiauso.j Tho peoplo wero
willing to saorifico a little in order to
secure a return to Bpccio payment. Tho
resolution of tlio majority of tho com
mittco was straight forward in its stato
mont that tho bouds should bo paid in
the money of tho civilized world.
Mr. Morgan Is not that tho law?
ov. Palmer Yes. but 1 want io
say it so that wo can meet tho rnnmrlfu
and ohjeotionH of our enemies, who
iiuvu onargeu tno uomooratswi li ronu
tnltn.. ; 1 1 .11 . . . . f
iiuu. s uuu Jiitva ui OL'CU tliat t inv
would ropcal tho law, if possible.
Mr. Worcan Can von not tnmt
Gov. l'almor I want to tell theso
men thoy aro liars. I want a snuarn
manly statement on this issue. Yn
will never do wromr. if vou trust Oml
and do right by tho pooplo. Great
Hoartv cries of nutation wnm rnmlii
that upon tho ilimoeratij voto east at that
uleolion, until tho noxt pretiduotlal
Tho resolution was tabled.
A motion was pascd authorizing
tho state central committeo to fill any
vacancy in tho list of candidates.
The convention then adjourned tine
Tho Hubi-liiute was declarVd udupto'd,"
and the entire platform as ntm-nded
wis thon real and Ldopted unani
moiuly, amidst the most uiruariotis
The following is the lirtt arCelo of
tho pltaform as amended and adopted :
1. Thu restoration of kY re 1 silver e
tho hsl ot tbo currency; the rssuupticn
of ipeclii paymntii s soou as Kisiitiln,
without iliiaitor to th luiices i)lrMts
Ot tho country, by sfodtly dppio Inlli-'
tion, nd by tho "paymsnt of the uatlonnl
InJobtodnesi in th inouwy of ;ho civil
A mution to adjourn was lot.
Orn i.iul. nf C'hirnun, wiihed li in
troduce resolutions covering soldier's
grievancoi.. The republican party had
tieattd this matter in a swindling man.
tier. Ho moved the following rettiltt
WUiirwis, Tho republican pnrty hni li;.
liorud thej-st claim of uur clinablod sol-
uion, mm viiunio., it plcd(( n-noatodlr
uikdr, wbnroby tfaoutund of thoo noblti
wrd of tho nation nro compelled to live
on the tcilJ charily of tho v.rld ,
KtsnlTod, that v,e now demand Um'. all
tho renvoi., ,.f our c.-ipplod soljior
stall to a ir.cn&("l ti t0 hhw'd ovorv
ono of them ftuiii dhilv wni. uiii..'i
tompullini; thorn to take rofuiro in r 0.
CftlleJ Sald.or borne.
ItetolveJ, That tbo present system of
pennon agunc is v. i,.m ,itli dittlmnn
tal to tbo intorest f ihoia it i r.r..t.n.i.
log to protect, an 1 should -bo thorouuhly
InvestigatoJ hy concras.
J ho resolution w.n adoptod without
a disnout uir voice.
STATE TIIKASI ItKR
On motion of 31 r. Hunter, i t Iran
agreed to proceel with the nominatim. I
of Mate officers. Tho following noini- I
nations were made : I'or stato trcas- I
uier, Hon. Alex. Marne. of Snnf.nnmi-
Hon. Charles Carroll, of Gallatin ;
David Gore, of Macoupin, tlio farmor-'
delegate; .lolm .Shooater, of Keudali
Col. If. Uilircr. of Cook.
Mr. Hosing withdrew the nomina- i
tion ol iV)r. Dilper, and said Cook J
county would support .Mr Carroll. - nisK.mor Lnnir that h M m prepared
J he nominations of .Messrs. Hmoiter, ' ' very Mimll place he may Vr.UlUi
Gore, and fctarno wore also withdrawn, I "n- pooplo tihat ho ennilo. Iniilarir.i
flllll tli..n tlin nnn. I....;,... nl' 11... n . .III.. . . ..... ",ulu
"v uiiiuii.c,i,jr ..ui,"' imiut'd iinnil hill, unit
A man Intemllng to do business must
Hi st preparo liinmelr to nu rt tho ro
liilrpiuwiis oriiln cusloniors; nest he
miiif let cverv nnsMiiln nP ,..i.i.i..
roll, of Gallatin, was made by acclama
tion. school st'i'Kiti.sTKMinsr.
Tho uominatidii for state superiuteii
dout of public schools was then procco
ded with, .lohn II. lilack. of Adanm-
S. M. Jitter, of McLean, and A'cwtou
JJatciuati, ot raganiun, weru jiresentod.
Mr. Oberly said he was assured thnt
Dir. J'.tter, tlio candidate of tho farmers'
party, was in favor of the Chicago plat
form. Tho name of Mr. Jfatoinati was
thou withdrawn, and, on thu vote, tbo
nilot showed lilaek 21.), Jitter 32(i.
Mr. litter was declared thn Iirilllillnn
for convention, nnd was then ivon n
biiati: CKNTiiAi. cou.umri:.
Caspar llutz, of Chicago, from Iho
committee on stato central committee.
presented tho following roport of names
oi members of that committee : I
i liciilur, properly illslriliulcd. iin.
n . t . . pfij
eu.canoil", inn tyilOKVKIt IS I.
I'DUT A ISV.WSV.WV.n
THAT IT1S Till: CIIKAl'KJiTMKniUH
pcoio payments, but left tho other onna.
IV t r
baai.ofthe currency, and the r,Umptlon of Chicago, said 'thoro was evidently a
havintr hcoii adonted. thn vntA mi
Judgo Greon'H substitute was proceeded
with. It resulted as follows Cook
county voting ayo: Ayes ail, noes
flritdutnct. iCcoort JamiBon. Uhipacr,? I
Second, William .1 Onahan, OIiiouko ; I
Third. FN AVmiton, Chieasoi I-Vurth, !
A At Harrington, (Jenova; Filth, William
Wright, Freoportj fciixth, J ti Urnko,
Kock Island; eleventh, Ucort;o W itavonj,
Ottawa', I'.Iijhtb. Washlnetnn K Cook, I
I . . MI..H ... . a. .. . i
i.iicciii : iiiuiii, unarios j- ivimr. l'eorlu :
Tenth, David K lleail, Cnrthneo: Jilnv-
entb, J Al liusli, i'llUQolJ Twolttb, J I,
AInrritt, Bpr irtluld ; Thirteenth, John A
.Mallory, Havana; Fourteenth, ti 11
Uunby, Champaign! Fifteenth, N O Hob-
liison, hlllnchamj Slxteonth. 0 I) Holies,
flrcenvillo; Soventennth, W II Kromn,
Kdwnrilsviil; Klglitoonth, AV N tlrean,
Cairo i Nlnnteimth, .lamcs 1' itol'lnson,
OIney ; at large, II It Alillor, Uhicnftn j K
W Townsuml, Hhnwnootown j U'illiimi
Thn roport was adopted,
I1ASIS 01' ltni'lllISK.NTATIO.N,
Mr. .tones of I'iko, moved tho fol
Hesolved, That tho statu domicratlo
contral enrnmlttno no, and tliey nro horoby,
dlroctod, In calling istnto convmitlnni, to
base inid call upon tin) domucralio voto
cast In each county at tho gonoml oloction
hold In Novomhor, lti','2, until attor tho
presidential election of 167C, and after
Jlgh'.h Htroot, botmcun Washington and