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in unusually eloquent 500I1ng 500I1ngpeech socdmling socdmlingspeech secdxjilngNpeech
speech as a < 1 nac waTUajo a Majn taJo John Jhr Brown Brwn col colored colord volnied ¬
ored ord of Kanst Kan8t Kan 1 Who ho pledged pI gldUt Uie th Col Colored 01 01ore o1 o1ored ¬
ored ore vote te to the support pprt of Bryan BryanRev Bran BranRe BryanRev
Rev Re S W 0 Sample Smple of Minnesota lnnet made madethe madethe madethe
the final fna seconding oncUng speech speechGentlemen peec1iGentIehwn e
Gentlemen of the convention env ntk said saidShaker sid sidSiaker afd afdSjaker
Shaker Siaker Browne Brwne th th the name of Willram Wlllm WlllmJ WillmS
J Bryan Dran haa be bn been n placed pl ctd In nomina nomination nominaton nomtnation ¬
tion ton for the the presidency presidenc It I has ha been beennumerously bEn bEnnumeruy beennumerouiy
numerously numeruy seconded aode Arc CQ yon ready readyfoi redy redyfOthe readyfH
foi fOthe the question questionYea que questionYe tln
Yea Y shouted ebote thedelegatc thedelesate 3V rising risingvote 1lslnvot riein rieinvnte I
vote vot wa wa wai called cle for and ad eVery ever delegate delegateJumped delgate delgatejUIp delegatejuipe41
Jumped jUIp to his feet feet shouting IbouUng for Bryan BryanThe Bran BranThe BryanThe
The vote ote is unanimous unanlnou shouted shoutedSpeaker sh shoutedipeaker ute
Speaker Brown Rrfwn and again agin the dele deleKates del ddegates
gates Kate joined jone in a rousing rusing chbrus chbrs of ofencoring ofcleorlng ofctleorlng
encoring cleorlng for their ter nominee nomineeWEBSTER nomIne nomIneWSTR nomineeWEBSTER
WEBSTER WSTR DAVIS DAVS SPEECH SPEECHWebster SPEECH SPEECHWebeter
Webster Vebter Davis was w then tn introduced introducedMr ntu ed edr
Mr r Davis gave 8ve the convention cventon a brief briefhistory brierhto briefhistory
history hto of hiw hi m trip tripto to Africa Afrlc arid ard oMils oMilswithdrawal orls orlswihdrwal ofThlswithdrawal
withdrawal wihdrwal from fr the th Republican Rpublcn party partyMr prty prtyr jartyMr
Mr r Davis Dvw frequent fruent reference rferene to t the theability theabity theability
ability abity of r the American Americn nation naUonto to take takecare tka tkaart takeare
care art are of its it own interests Intert to t have its itsown it itsown
own canal cnal to have its it own gold goldarouped gol goldarowed
arouped aruf the tle enthusiasm enthuiam of the con convention eonventlon ¬
vention venton which became beam more mor heated heatedas heatedW
as W Mr r Davis apotheosized apth iz Lincoln LlnCln and andcompared andcORpare andennipared I
compared cORpare him with wih Bryan Braa ryana a plain plainchild plainchid plainchild
child chid of tl the e common people peopleI ppl
I move we pass a vote vot of thanks to tothe t tothe
the modern mo4er Patrick J Henry Henr shouted shoute n ndelegate 0 adlegate I
delegate tete and an the motion moton was adopted adoptedwith odoDt adoptedwith
with wih great grat cheering cheeringThe cherlng cherlngTh cheeringThe
The Th convention conventin adjourned until unt 3JO 3JOp 31
p m after afer passing psing a resolution reluton mak makInj mk mkIn rnaklug
In lug Inj every eV ry delegate cl legAte a member membr of a com committee commltfe cornmittee ¬
mittee mltfe to attend ateml the Democratic Dmortc con convention convfnton convention ¬
vention vfnton at once and work for or the nom nomination nomIna nomInation ¬
ination Ina l n of Towne for vice oresident oresidentDELEGATES Jr preeidentDELEGATES ldent ldentDELGAT I
DELEGATES DELGAT WEEE WRE WABM WABMTwo WAM WABILTwo
Two minutes after aler Chairman Chairan Brown Brownailed Brownali BrownSailed
ailed ali the tht silver slhtr Republican Republcn convention conventionto conventon conventono
to o order at 330 33 3O p J m the convention conventionvoiced conventon conventonol1 conventionvoiced
voiced its It feeling feelng concerning concrnII the nom nomination nomInaton nomInation ¬
ination Inaton of Stevenson Steven8n by howling howlng downIeiegate down downDelegate own ownIklelte
Delegate Iklelte Lewis LewJ of Nebraska NebraskaI Nebrska NebrskaI
I believed bel eved this morning mrning it i was wt our ourplain ourptaln ourplain
plain duty to nominate Bryan Bran and andTowne andTowne andTowne
Towne he said lldiml but I believe beleve now now it itis ItJ8
is our plain duty to endorse endors Bryan Br mn and andStevenson andSIven8n andSteveneon
Stevenson StevensonA SIven8n SIven8nprfet
A perfect prfet storm stor of groans oans and nd pro nrotests Drotest protests
tests arose ar from frm the delegates many manyof manyof manyof
of them standing on their chairs chairsNo chairsNo chairsNo
No never Sit Si down Rats Ratsthey Ratsthey Ratsthey
they shouted and Mr llr Lewis was wa fin finally fn fnalb finally ¬
ally compelled comple to take his sent sentMr sot seatMr
Mr Ransom Ran8m of NebKiskn Nebrask gained salned the thefloor thefoor thefloor
floor foor and in an eloquent eloqUmt speech speeh pleaded pleadedfor pleadedfor
for moderation molerton Wo Ve came here as aspatriots aspatriots aspatriots
patriots he said s Il While le we have havemet havemet havemet
met with a great disappointment yet yetwe yetwe yetwe
we must be sober and sensible Snslble and andmust andmust andmust
must act wisely wiselySenator wiselySenntor wiselySenator
Senator Ransom proceeded proceedel at some somelength some1eJth someezgtb
length 1eJth in this strain but finally fna1y he too toowas toova tooivan
was va interrhpted by the impatient imp tent dele delegates delegates delegatos ¬
gates gatesWhat
What do you favor asked one del delegate delcste delcgate ¬
egate cste Tell Tel us now nowI
I favor fovor the nomination nomlnnlon of Towne Townesaid Towncsad Townosaid
said sad Senator Ransom Rnsm but let us not notact notact notact
act until unt we ve hear from him He will willbe wl willbe
be bl here soon soonOPPOSED son sonOFPOSED soonOPPOSED
OPPOSED STEVENSON STEVENSONWebb STEVNSON STEVNSONWebb STEVENSONWebb
Webb JIcNull of Kansas was w then thenrecognized thenrecognized thenrecognized
recognized It I is not necessary necessr to togo togo togo
go outside of our party for a u vice pres president presI prosIdent ¬
I ident idfnt said sall he amid shouts shout of ap approval apprval approval ¬
proval prval Do you gentlemen gentemm want to totake totke totake
take tke the tail end of the Cleveland ad administration administrton administration ¬
ministration ministrton Do you believe beleve it i good goodjudgment goodJudgment
judgment judgmentThe judmentThe JudgmentThe I
The hall hn1 fairly trembled from the thestorm thestorm thestorm
storm or Noes Noe Nominate Charles CharlesA I
A Towne yelled yeled a delegate delegateAmiti del leiegateAmIc < ste steArie
Amiti Arie much confusion and the pound poundIng poundIng poundlag
Ing of the chairmans gavel Mr Mc McNall Jlc JlcNal McNail
Nail Nal shouted I move mOVE that Charles A ATowne ATowne ATowne
Towne be b declared delared the unanimous unanimousnominee unanimousIQIfliflOe
nominee l0mlnee of the convention conventionI conventon
o
1 second scond the nomination nominaton shouted a alozen adozen I Idozen
dozen delegates delegatesTEMPERS dchgatTELLS delegatesTELLERS
TEMPERS TELLS COUNSEL COUNSELWait COUEL COUELWnl COUNSELWaitgentiemen
Wait Wnl Waitgentiemen gentlemen gentlmen shouted shout d Senator SenatorTeller SenatorTeler SenatorTeller
Teller Teler springing tprlnglng to his feet feet We Ve want wantsome wantsme wantsome
some sme calm deliberation deliberationWe delberton delbertonVe
We Ve have had it i for three days In Interrupted Interrpte Interrupted ¬
terrupted terrpte a delegate delegateNo
No living lving man mn should stand in the theway te teW81 theway
way of ofhIs j hls 1s cause CUs continued contnued Senator SenatorTeller SenatorTler Senatoridler
Teller Tler I believe belee this contest contesllmlves contesllmlvesthe involves involvesthe involvesthe
the life lt of the republic republc a contest for forliberty forlbrty forliberty
liberty for the existence of free
lbrty gov government gov govErnment government ¬
ernment Ernment Let Lt us wait wal let us wait wat un until unt unve ¬
til t we ve hear her from Mr Towne TowneSenator TowneSenAtor TowneSenator
Senator Teller Tele I would as soon vote votefor votefor votefor
for Stevenson St enln as a for a black snake snakeinterrupted snnkeJnterrupted snakeInterrupted
interrupted a Nebraska Nebrka delegate delegateCheers delegateChers delegateCheers
mark Cheers Chers and hlsseft hise his e greeted greted this tis re remark remark remark ¬
markDont
Dont gentlemen gentemen pleaded plede Senator SenatorTeller SenatorTeler SenatorTeller
Teller Teler Be moderate moderateWith modertc moderateWith
With Vlh his voice voic betraying betryIng deep emo
DECLARATION DEClRA liON OF PRINCIPLES PRINCIPLES8Y
BY SILVER REPUBLICAN
Kansas Ianss City Ciy July 6 Following GFolowing is the theVlatform theIlatform thedatform
Vlatform adopted by the silver slve1 Repub Republican RepubIhan flepubiean ¬
lican Ihan natonal national convention conventionWe conventon conventonWe conventionWe
We the sliver Republican Republcan party in innational Inatonal Inuetional
national atonal assembly a8mbly declare delare these as our ourprinciples ourprnciple ourprinciples
principles prnciple and invite invie the cooperation cooperationof cooperton coopertonof
of all al who agree agre therewith therewithWe therwit therewithwe
We c recognize rec nlz that the principles set setforth Stforth sotrortli
forth in the declaration declarton of American Americanindependence tmericanindependence
mercan mercanindepndenc
independence indepndenc arc ar fundamental fundamentl and andeverlastingly ad adcverlutngb andeverlastingly
everlastingly cverlutngb true in their application applicationto applcton applctonto
to governments gvernment among men We Ve be believe beUeve believe ¬
lieve the patriotic Ptrlotc words wors of Washing Washingtons Washingtons Vashingtons ¬
tons farewell ffrwel address addres to be the words wordsof
of soberness sbernes and ad wisdom inspired by bythe byth bythe
the th spirit NIlrl of right and truth We Wetreasure Wetreasure e etreurc
treasure treurc the words wors of Jefferson Jefern as asship aspriceless
f prkele priceless gem gems of American statesman statesmanship statesmanship
ship We e hold holl in sacred erf remembrance remembrancethe rmembrance rmembrancethe
the broad brad phllanthrophy phlanthrphy and patriot patriotism ptrot ptrotism patriotism ¬
ism of Lincoln Lhloln who was wa the great geat In Interpreter Intfrprter interpreter ¬
terpreter tfrprter of American Americn history and the thegreat thegrat thegreat
great grat apostle apste of human rights rghts and of ofindustrial ofindustral ofindustrial
industrial industral freedom freeom and we declare as aswas aswas asVHS
was declared declarl by the convention cnventon that thatnominated thlt thltnomilte thatnominated
nominated nomilte the great gret emancipator emancptor that thatthe tht thtthe thatthe
the maintenance mintenance of the principles principl pro promulgated promulgte prosnuigated ¬
mulgated mulgte in the declaration delarton of inde independence Indepndence mdcpendenee ¬
pendence pndence and embodied embie in the federal federalconstitution federl federlnlUtuton federalconstitution
constitution < nlUtuton that all al men are created createdequal createdequal createdequal
equal that they thl are endowed endowe by their theiri theirCreatsr
i Creator CrEatr with wih certain inalienable InaJenable rights rightsthat right rIghtsthat
that among these thes are those tho of life le lib liberty Ib Ibrt llberty ¬
erty rt and aD the puttnilt VUII of happiness happine that thatto Ulatto thatto
to secure Scur these the rights rght governments gverments are areinstituted areJnsttute aremnstituted
instituted Jnsttute among men deriving devng their theirjust theirjust theirJuM
just rights rrbts from frm the consent cnsnt of tha thagoverned th3goerels thsgovernedis
governed goerels governedis is essential nUal to the preser preservation prer prervaton preservation ¬
vation vaton of our Republican Rfpublcn institutions institutionsRTTVTWrATTTRTVr lnfutons institutionsEIMBTALLISItt
RTTVTWrATTTRTVr
We We declare dtlar our adherence adherenc to the theprinciple theprlncple theprinciple
principle prlncple of bimetallism blmtal m as a the te right rightbasis rght rghtbsts rightbasis
basis bsts of a monetary system sstem under our ournational our1atlonal ournational
national 1atlonal constitution nsttuton A principle prlnelpl that thatfound thatfound thatfound
found place plac repeatedly rpatelJ in Republican Republicanplatforms Hepubicn Hepubicnplatorms Republicanplatforms
platforms platorms from frm coin the thE demonetiaation demnUaton of ofsilver o oner ofsilver
silver in 1S73 1S3 to tin St Louis Repub RepubItcan Iepub Iepubconventon itepubItcan
Itcan convention conventon of 1896 1896Since 18 l89 l89Sinee
Since gll that convention convenion a Republican Republicancongress RepbUcn RepbUcnconge Republicancongress
congress conge and a Republican Repubin president presidentat prslden prsldenat
at the dictation ditaton of the trusts tn t and andmoney andmoney andmoney
money power pwer ha3 passed p and approved approveda
a currency bill bi whteh in itself l eJ is I a re repudiation repudiation ¬
pudiation puiton of n the doctrine dotrin of bimetallism bimetallismadvocated bimetalilemadvocated
advocated advote theretofore thertoCor by the th president presidentand pdent pdentand presidentand
and even eve great gt leader kder of his party partyThis prty prtyThl partyThis
This Thl currency curreny law destroys detr the th full fullmoney ful fullmoney
money power of the silver dollar ¬
mOD pwer lver dollr pro provides pr provides
vides vldff for or the payment pyment of all al govern government Sver governSilent ¬
ment obligations oblgtons and the redemption redemptionof rempton remptonof
of all al forms fOr of paper ppr money in gold goldalone goldaloneretires ld ldaloneeUrH
alone aloneeUrH aloneretires retires the timehonored tmlhonore and andpatriotic andPiltriotle
patriotic RtMoUc greenbacks genbck constituting rnUtutng one onesixth onesixth onesixth
sixth of the money mneJ in circulation crulaton and andsurrenders andHurrner andsurrenderS
surrenders Hurrner to banking bnkine corporations crprtins the thesovereign thesovereign
sovereign loverlg function uncton of issuing all paper papermoney ppr pprmoney papermoney
money thus enabling nablng these the corpora corporations crr corporations ¬
tions tO to control the prices prce of r labor lbr and andproperty andpr andproperty
property pr rty by increasing inreslng or diminishing diminishingthe I Itht
the tht volume vlume of money in circulation circulationthus eireuiatlonthus < lruIaUon lruIaUonthul
thus thul giving gln the t banks bnks power to create createpanics c createpanics ate atepnlc
panics pnlc and bring brng disaster disster upon upn busi business bU81nes business ¬
ness nes enterprises enterprisesThe enterrl enterrlThe
The privlslons prlvllon of this currency currncy law lawtaking lewaking lawaking
aking the bonded bonde debt of the the1bUc re reiViblic reiJblie
iViblic 1bUc payable pyable In gold alone changes changesthe chang changthe changesthe
the contract entrct ntraet between btween the thl government governmentand goverment govermentan
and the bondholdars bndholdw tithe t th advantage advantageof advantae advantaeoC
an of the latter late and Is In n direct opposition oppositionto opplUon opplUonto
to the declaration delarton of the t Matthews Matthewsresolution Matthewsresolution
resolution reoluUn passed by congress cngrc in n UTS UTSfor 18 18for 178for
for whteh hlb rteolutibnthe rMlutlm roltitIOn p the present prentRo prentRopublcn Re Republican Ropublican ¬
publican publcn president pr1et then a member of ofcongress ofCIC ofcoggress
congress CIC voted oU d as n a did also Is all al leading leding ledingt leadingI
t
lion tonSenator Senator Teller Teler said aid a I am m going goingto
to support fpportIr Mr Bryan BT n and the ticket ticketIn t ket ketIn
In every eer way w y I can cn not ot for Mr Bryan Bryanbut BTn BTnbut Bryanbut
but for the te country cuntr which I so love loveand loveand loveand
and then the Senator snator Teller r Uero w Ith Ithstreaming th tgara tgarastreaming tprs tprstemng
streaming temng from his eyes eJes tddk t kh1s his seat seatW seatW sOatw
W T TFOter Poster gained gine the floor foor and in insiste4 Insste Inslste4
i siste4 sste on the te chair putting puttng the ques question quesj quesjlOh question ¬
tion tionTOW2TE tionTOWNE
lOh lOhTownE
TownE DECLINES DECLINESDuring DECIS DECISDurng DECLINESDuring
During Durng the confusion contulon that resulted resultedCharles reult resultedCharles
Charles Chrle A Towne entered the hall hal and andin andIn andIn
in an instant Instnt the hall hal was a pande pandemonium pandemonium pandemonium ¬
monium Cheer after cheer went w nt upad up uprid tipend
ad rid flags fl and handkerchiefs hndkerhief were wei way waved wav wave wayed ¬
ed by the excited ecteddeeaW delegates Towne Townewas Townewag oe oew
was e w immediately Jme ely surrounded surouQde bythose bythoseon by tos toson those thoseon
on the stage stageMr atge atger stageMr
Mr > r Towne Townf we WE want to nominate nominateyou nominateu nominateyou
you u said Id an a Indiana delegate delegateI delate delateI
I dont want wat you ou to do It It said Id Mr MrTowne MrTowne MrTowne
Towne I understand under what hatls is my du duty dntyln duty ¬
ty tyln In this thll matter matterWe Jter tter tterWe
We must mus insist lo l t upon upn It ILput put In an another another another ¬
other delegate delete Yon have no n right to torefuse toreCul torefuse
refuse reCul You Yo will wi break us to pieces nlteesMr pIes piecesMr
Mr Towne pale ple but determined determinwdshook dtermfno determinedshook
shook hk hi his head h emphatically emphaticallyPlease emhcly eniplnU1callyPlease 0
Please give him a chance chanc to be bethe behed behead
hed head Pease sli6uted ute Chairan Chairman Brown ana anath andthe
the th delegates deleates one by one took their theirBoats tir theirats
Boats BoatsMr ats atsMr L <
Mr r Fleming delegate from New Jer Jersey JerSy Jersey ¬
sey Sy mounted mount the platform and de demanded de dearanded ¬
manded mnde recognition regiton He regretted regrette to tosay tosy tosay
say sy that tht the proposed prpe conference conferece by a arepresentative arepreetUe arepresentative
representative repreetUe of the Populist Populst party partyand pd partyand
and one from the Silver Si V l Republican Republicanparty RepubUcanprty Republicanparty
party prty with wih the representative reprena le from the theDemocratic theDemotrt theDemocratic
Democratic Demotrt national nlU nal convention eonvenUln had hadnot hadnot
not been held and for himself he be believed beleve beIleved ¬
lieved leve that tllt it was wa the duty dutof dutyof of this tL con convention conventon conventlon ¬
vention venton to t go or oi and complete cmplete the theticket te tetcket theticket
ticket tcket by the nomination nominator of Charles A ATowne Afor ATowne
Towne for vice vie president presidentMr Dreident Dreident1r
Mr 1r Fleming then gave way wa y to Mr MrTowne MrTowne MrTown
Towne TowneTOWNES TowneTOWS TownTOWNES
TOWNES TOWS LOYALTY LOYALTYThe
The Silver Si1 er Republicans Republcans have made a agood ago agood
good go light ght said sid Mr Ir Towne They Theyhave Theyha Theyhave
have ha been ben defeated But it is your du duty duty duty ¬
ty to support the ticket tcket nominated by bythe bJ bythe
the national natonll Democratic Democrtc convention conventionHe cODenton cODentonHe
He insisted In lste there was an issue in the thecoming te tecoming thecoming
coming election eleton which hlh towers above abovemen abovemen abovemen
men and he implored ImplorE the convention conventionto conventon conventonto
to look at a it It as he did He begged beggedthem begedthem bekgedthem
them to remember rmember that Bryan was wa still stillat stl stillat
at the head hea The platform platorm of the Dem Democratic Iem em emerratic ¬
erratic party was wa almost identical identicalat Identcal
at least let in principle with wih the tb plat platform platform platform ¬
form of the Silver Republican Repuhlcan party partyWhile prty prtyVhle partYWhile
While Vhle Mr Towne was speakingsev speakingseveral speaing se seeral ¬
eral attempts atempts were made to interrupt interrupthim Interrupthim interrupthim
him with questions quetons The convention conventionhowled conventon conventonhowle conventionhowled
howled howle down these attempts until untl Mr MrTowne MrTowne MrTowne
Towne yielded ielded to the questions questions after afterwhich ater aterwhlh afterwhich
which ha again agin insisted that the con convention conventn conventian ¬
vention ventn should not nominate him The Theconvention Theconvention Theconvention
convention gave ave Mr Towne most re respectful respectulconsl respectrul ¬
spectful spectulconsl consideration erton and while whie he hewas hewas heWas
was speaking it I was evident that the theconvention theconventon theconvention
convention conventon was disposed to follow folow his hisadvice hisadvice hisadvice
advice and wishes wishesMr wishesMr wishesMi
Mr Towne was followed tolowed by Delegate DelegateShafroth DelegateShafroth DelegateShafroth
Shafroth of Colorado who favored the thesupport thesupport thesupport
support of the ticket tcket nominated by the theDemocratic theDemocratc theDemocratic
Democratic Democratc convention conventionJudge conventon conventonJudge conventionSJudge
Judge Van Van Voorhees of Ohio also alsopleaded alsopleaded alsopleaded
pleaded for the endorsement endorement of the theDemocratic theDemocrtc theDemocratic
Democratic Democrtc ticket tcket tcketMeanwhie ticketMeanwhile
Meanwhile the greatest confusion
Meanwhie thegeatcst cnfu31on pre preaied prerailed
railed aied Delegates gathered In groups groupson
on the floor foor and excitedly exciedly discussed the thesituation thesituaton thesituation
situation situaton Senator Dubols of C Idaho Iaho was wasrecognized wasreognized wasrecognized
recognized reognized and said saidDTTBOIS saidDUOIS saidDUBOIS
DUBOIS DUOIS COUNSEL COUNSELWhile COUSEL COUSELVhUe COUNSELWhile
While there are many sad hearts heartshere heartshere heartshere
here today no one feels more keenly
than tha myself mJseU the disaster which has hasovertaken hasoortken hasovertaken
overtaken oortken us today But we must view viewit vle vleI vIewIt
it I as our leader Charles Towne wants wantsus
us to I move that the whole question questionbe queston questonbe
be left ler to the committee with wit plenary plenarypowers plenar plenarypowers
powers powersWebb power powersWebb
Webb ebb McNall McNa1 amid shouts shout of disap disapproval dlsp dlspprval dlsnpproval ¬
proval prval moved the nomination nominaton of Mr
Towne I neverheard never heard of a national nationalcommittee nationalcommitee nationalcommittee
committee commitee being given plenary plenar powers powerswhile powerswhUe powerswhile
while a national natonal convention conventon was In ses session session session ¬
sion he said Let MrTowne decline declineafter decUnaeer declineafter
after aeer nomination nomln ton and then let the com committee commitee committee ¬
mittee mitee act actJudge act actJudge
Judge Spurrier Spurier of Iowa appealed for formoderation formoderaton formoderation
moderation moderaton and compliance complance with wih Mr MrTownes MrTownes MrTownes
Townes wishes wishesDo wishesuDo wishesDo
uDo Do not condemn Mr Stevenson Stevensn be because becuse because ¬
cause cuse Mr Cleveland was distasteful diststeful to toyou toyou toyou
you he said Letus Let us take tke a higher higherplane hIgherplane higherplane
plane planeChairman planeChalrm planeChairman
Chairman Chalrm n Brown urged the te delegates delegatesnot dolegates dolegatesnot
not to cricify crlcly Mr 1r Towne TowneLEFT TowneLF TowneLEFT
LEFT LF TO THE TH COMMITEE COMMITEEAmid COIEE COIEEAmid COMIIITEEAmid
Amid much confusion the the previous previousquestion prelousqu previousciutntion
question qu ton was called caled for It I was was on Sen Senator Senator Senator ¬
ator Dubois motion moton and by bJ an almost almostunanimous almostunanimous almostunanimous
unanimous vote it I was carried crrie and the theconvention theconventon theconvention
convention conventon adjournedsine adjourned sine die die
1 Republicans Republcns both in the house and in
the senate senateFREE senateFE senateFREE
FREE FE COINAGE COINAGEWe COl AGE AGEe
We e declare it to be our intention to
intenton
lend our efforts eforts to the repeal of this tis cur currency currency currency ¬
rency law which not only repudiates
the ancient and timehonored princi ¬
plea ple of the American Aerican people before the
constitution consttuton was adopted but is rio 10
lative late of the principles of the consti ¬
tution tuton itself Itelf and we shall shal not cease cea const our ourefforts ourefort ourefforts
efforts efort until unt there has been established estblshed
a monetary monetrJ system sJstem based baed upon the free fre
and unlimited unlmie coinage colna e of silver siver and
gold Into money at the present legal legalratio legalratio
presnt
legl leglrto
ratio rto of sixteen to one by the inde independent Independent mdcpendent ¬
pendent action acton of the United Unltd States
under which
system sstem all paper money
shall shal be issued isued by b the government goverment and andall andal andall
all al such money moneJ coined or issued shall
be a full ful legal lC1 tender In payment paymnt Isue shal of ofall ofal ofall
all al debts debt public publc and private without withoutexception wthout wthoutexcepton withoutexception
exception exceptionINCOME excepton exceptonINCOM exceptionINCONE
INCOME INCOM TAX TAXe TA TAXWe
We e I are in favor of a graduated gduated tax
upon upn incomes Inc and if I necessary necessr to ac accomplish accmpls accomplish ¬
complish cmpls this Uh fls we favor an amendment aendment
to the constitution constitutionWe contuton contuton1Ve
We believe Ueve that United Unie States seas sna ¬
tors tor ought to be b elected eleted by b a direct directvote directvote directvote
vote of the people le and an we favor fav r such suchamendment suh suhamend4nt suchamendment
amendment amend4nt to the constitution constituton and andsuch andsuch andSUCh
such legislation lefaton as may be necessary n
to that t end endWe ende endWe sry
We e 1no aver tj t t3e e maintenance mintenance 5nd hd n the theextension theextenin theextension
extension extenin wherever wheever practicable rctcble of the themerit theIMt themerit
merit IMt system stem In the th public publc servIce serl ap
pointmen plntmel s to be b made according accoting to
fitness c competitively ly ascertained
ftn clpttl aeralne and andpublic andpubUe andpublic
public servants to be retained in offic office
as a long as sha sail ahaJ be b compatible omptble with the theefficiency theefficiency
efficiency tcln of the service senIceTBUSTS snlle snlleTRUST serviceTRUSTS
TRUSTS TRUST AND AN MONOPOLIES MONOPOLIESI MONOPOLS MONOPOLSCombntins MONOPOLIESCombinations
I Combinations Combntins mists tnlst and an monopolies monopoliescontrived m monopoliescontrived opoles opolescontvel
contrived contvel and arranged arrngd for the purpose purposeof
purpse purpseof
of controlling cntrmn the prices price and quantity
Quantty
of articles artcle supplied suppled to tthe the th public pUblc are areunjust areunut areitnjust
unjust unut unlawful and oppressive Not Notonly Notonly Notonly
only do dotheae the these unlawful unla ful conspiracies conspt cles fix fixthe fx fxthl fixthe
the price prce of commodities cmmoU3s in many man cases cse
but they thy invade every ever brancJh brn h of the thestte thestate
state stte and an national nato government Ylvernment with
their polluting Dlutng inilince Ih L and nd control contrl
the actions actln1 of of their employees omployeesin rce and nd de dependents depndents dependenta ¬
pendents pndents in private prvate life ue until unti their in In1uenc Infiuenee ¬
fluence 1uenc actuallmP actually Imperils ls society fclety and
the liberty Ubrty of tfls t1 citizen cltzenWe We Wedeclare Wedeclareagainst declare declareagainst declarealnft
against alnft them We demand d mand the most moststringent moststrlment moststrIngent
stringent laws for their destruction destructionand detcton detctonand
and the th most severe sere punishment of
their promoters and maintainers malntinors and
the energetic eneretenforcementof enforcement of f such laws laws
by b the courts courtsMONROE curt courtsMONROE
MONROE DOCTRINE DOCTBINEWe
We e believe bleve the Monroe doptrine to 0 be besound beSound
sound sund in principle Drincle and a wise 1se national nationalDollcv natonal natonalDIC nationalpulley
pulley DIC and an4 we demand a a firm ir adherence adher adherence adheronce ¬
ence t thereto rto We Ve condemn cndemn acts act in inconsistent Inconsistent inconsistent ¬
consistent with it it and that tend ten to tomake tomake tomake
make us parties pres to t the Interests and ad to toinvolve toInvolve toinvolve
involve us in the controversies controerfe of Euro European Europnn Europenn ¬
penn pnn nations natons and the recognition recoslton by bypending b bpnding bypending
pending pnding treaty trty of the right of England Englandto
to be b considered cnsldrel in the te construction constrcton constrctonan constructionan < e ean
an interoceanic Interoeanic canal canal We Ve declare that thatsuch thatsuch thatsuch
such canal cnal when hen constructed con rcte ought to tobe tob tobe
be b controlled cntroJ by the United Uni States Stts Stat s in inthe Inthe Inthe
the interests int eS of American Amerta nations nationsPUBLIC natoM natoMPULC natIop1PUBLIC
PUBLIC PULC DOMAIN DOMAINWe DOMo
We re observe obsve with Wih withwth auxijtty nr1b jifjpafa jifjpafawith p tgrd tgrddlsapprvhl
with disapproval dlsapprvhl the increasing Inre ifloreasingotvner ifloreasingotvnership 8ingJ owner ownership > wnershl ¬
ship shl ol American lands lads by byal allghsj nb and andV
V
I
+ +
+ V +
+ V DAVID DA V B HILL mL OP NEW NW YORK YORK YORKWho +
+ Who Wo Declined Declned the tb Democratic Democatc Nomination Nominaton For Vice President +
+ + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + +
their growing control over 01 our interna international Internatonal international
tional tonal transportation trnsportlton natural naturl re resources 1e 1esurces resources ¬
sources surces our oU franchises franehles and our inter international international ¬
national natonal commerce cmmerce and to keep them themfree themfre themfree
free fre and maintain their Independence indeoendenceof
of r all al foreign forelJ monopolies institutions institutionsand Insttutons Insttutonsand Institutionsand
and influences infuences and we declare delare our op opDoslton opposition
1 position Doslton to the leaning of the nubile nubilelands Dublc Dublclads publiclands
lands lads of the United Unied States wherebv wherebvcorporations wherebvcorortons wherebycorporations
corporations corortons and syndicates sJndlat s will wi be able ableto ableto ableto
to secure seure control cntrol thereof and thus mo monopolize monopolze monopolize ¬
nopolize nopolze the public publc domain the bent heritI heri bentage
I age of the people peopleWe DeoDleVe neopleWe
We Ve are In favor of the principles princples of ofdirect ofdirect ofdirect
direct legislation legislationIn legislaton legislatonIn
In view of the Kreat rat sacrifices sacrfces made madeand madeand madeand i
and patriotic patriotc services rendered rendered we are arein areIn areIn
in favor of liberal lberl pensions to deserv deserving deser deserving ¬
ing soldiers their widows orphans orph ns and andother andother andother
other dependents depndent We Ve believe beleve the en enlistment enlstment enllstment ¬
listment lstment and service should be ac accepted accepted accepted ¬
i cepted as conclusive proof prof that the sol soldier soldier aoldier ¬
j dier was free fre from disease dlels and dis disability dlsablt disability ¬
i ability ablt at the time tme of his enlistment enlistmentWe cnHstment enlistmentWe
We Ve condemn the present administra administration administr admlnistratlon ¬ I
tion ton of the pension laws lawsSYMPATHY la lawsSYMPATHY S SSYAT
SYMPATHY SYAT FOR OR BOERS BOEBSWe BOERSYe BOERSWe
We tender to the patriotic patriotc people of ofthe ofthe ofthe
the South African republics rpublcs our sym sympathy symvathy sympathy ¬
pathy and express our admiration admiraton for forthem forthcm forthem
them thcm in their heroic attempts atempts to ore oreserve nreSere preserve
serve their political poltcal freedom and main maintain maintain maintam ¬
tain tam their national natcal independence We Wedeclare Wedeclare
declare delare the destruction destructon of these theserepublics theserelublcs theserepublics I
republics relublcs and Ind the subjugation au jus tlon of their theirpeople theirpeople I
people to be a crime against civiliza civilization clvUza civllization ¬ I
tion ton We e believe btleve this sympathy symp thJ should shouldhave shouldhave
have been voiced yoled by the American con congress congess congress ¬ I
gress gess as a was wa done in the case of the theFrench theFrench
French the Greeks GrteJs the Hungarians Hungariansthe Humarans Humaransthe I
the Panders Polander the Armenians Arenian and the theCubans theCubansnnd theCubansmind i
Cubans Cubansnnd and as the traditions trdlt0ns of this thlsi thlsicountr thisCountry
country countr would have dictated dictatedWe i iWe
We declare decare the Porto Rican tariff tarifflaw trif tarifflaw
law to be not only a serious but a adangerous adangerous t Idangerous
dangerous departure from the Drinci Drinciples nraelplea
plea pes of our form of Government GovernmentAGAINST governmentAGAINST oernment
AGAINST AGASTI IMPERIALISM IMPEBIAUSMWe ERlSM ERlSMWe
We believe bleve in a republican republc form of ofgovernment ofgovernment I Igovernment
government and atd are opposed onped to mon monarchy monarc monarchy ¬
archy arc and to the whole wh le theory theoT of im imperialistic imperialstc imperialistle ¬
perialistic perialstc control contro1 We believe beleve in self selfgovernmentra selrgocrnmtnta selfgorennmenta
governmentra gocrnmtnta government government by consent consentof
of the governed govered and are unalterably unalterablyopposed unalerbly unalerblyoppse unaiterablropposed
opposed oppse to a government overnment based on onforce onforce onforce
force It I is clear a ad d certain rtain that the theinhabitants theInhabiant theinhabItants
inhabitants Inhabiant of the th Philippine l hlnlne archiDel arhlpel arhlpela l lao
aso a o cannot be b made mar citizens itzens of the theUnited theUnied theUnited
United Unied States State without wih nt endangering our ourcivilization ourI ourcivilization
I civilization civizaton We Ye are aT therefore in favor favorof favorof favorof
of applying to the tht Philippine PhUppine archi archipelago arhi arhiplago nrehlpelago ¬
pelago plago the principle princpe we are ar solemnly solemnlyand 8lemnly 8lemnlyand solemnlyand I
and publicly publcy pledged pledge to observe obrve in the thecase thecas thecase
case cas of Cuba CubaThere Cub CubaThere
There being bing no longer any necessity necessityfor necesity necesityfor I
for collecting colectng war taxes tae we demand demandthe demandthe demandthe
the repeal of the war taxes taes levied to tocarry tocarry
carry crryon on the war with Spain SpainWe Spin SpinVe SpainWe
We Ve favor the immediate immeilte admissiop amlssip I
into the Union as 8 states stte the territories territoriesof t rriores rrioresof
of Arizona New Mexico and nd Okla Oklahoma OkI Okibhoma ¬
homa homaWe homaYe homaWe
We demand that our nations ntns prom promises promIses promises ¬
ises to Cuba shall shal be filled fled in every everyparticular ever everypartictilar
particular particularABID partc partictilarARID lar larAI
ARID AI LANDS LANDSWe LNS LNSe V
We e believe beleve the national ntonl government governmentshould sov governmentshould rment rmentshoul
should shoul lend every ever aid encouragement encouragementand en1ment en1mentand
and assistance assl tance toward tQar the reclamation reclamationof
rematon rematonor
of arid lands of the United UnIe States Stte and andto andto andto
to that end we are in favor t vor ef f t a com comprehensive cornurehensive m mDrhenslve ¬ i
prehensive survey sure thereof theref and an im immediate immeiate immediate ¬
mediate meiate ascertainment acrtainment of f the water watersupply watersuppl watersupply
supply available avalable for fOsh such reclamation reclamationand reclaaton reclaatonand
and we believe it I to be the te duty of the thegeneral thegenerl thegeneral
general generl government to provide for the theconstruction thenltrueton theconstruction
construction < nltrueton of storage storge reservoirs reIolrs and andirrigation andIriga andirrigation
irrigation Iriga on works orks so s that the water watensupply wateDsupvho watersupply
supply of the arid ard region may maJ be util utilized ut utillzed ¬
ized to the greatest greatfst possible Julbl extent in inthe Inthe Inthe I
the interests of the th people pepl while whie pre preserving nresrving preserving ¬
serving srving all rights right of the th state stateTransportation stte stateTransportation
Transportation Trnsprtaton is a a public publc necessity neesty neestyand necessityand j jand
and the means and methods methos of it I are aremater arematters i
matters mater of public publc concern cncr Railway Railwaycompanies Riwav Riwavcompanie Railwaycompanies I
companies companie exercise exere a power Dwer over in Industrie industries J Jdustries
dustries dustrie business busint and commerce which whichthey whichthey whichthey
they ought ouht not to do and should shoul be bemade bemade bemade
made to serve rve the te public publc interests interets with without wih wihout wIthout
out asking unreasonable unreanable charges or orunjust orunjust orunjust
unjust discrimination disriminaton We observe observewith obsere obserewih observewith
with wih satisfaction satsfaton the growing gowing sent sentiment sent sentmont ¬
ment among the people pple in favor favo of the thepublic thepublc thepublic
public publc ownership ownerhip and operation oprton of pub public p publie b blc ¬
lie lc utilities utilitiesIMPERIALISM utlte utilItiesIMPEBIALISH
IMPERIALISM OPPOSED I
We Oe are ar in favor or expanding e > pandlng our ourcommerce ourcommerce ourcommerce I
commerce in the interests of American Americanlabor Americn Americnlabor Americanlabor
labor and for the benefit bneft of all our ourpeople ourpeople ourpeople
people by every eve honest and peaceful peacefulmeans necerul necerulmeans peacefulmeans
means Our creed and our history historyjustifies histor historyjustifies i
justifies justfes the nations natons of the earth erth ex expecting exlttn expecting ¬
pecting lttn that wherever whereeI the American Americanflag Americn Americnfag Americanflag
flag fag is unfurled unfurle human liberty lberty and po political poltcal political ¬
litical ltcal liberty lbert will wi be b found We Ve pro protest Dr urotest ¬
test against the te adoption adopton of any an policy policythat POlcy POlcythat policythat
that will wi change change in the thought of ofthe oCthe ofthe
the world the meaning of our flag flagWe fag fagVe flagWe
We Ve are opposed to t the importation importationof rttion
of Asiatic siatc laborers laborer in Ii competition competton with withAmerican wIthAmercan withAmerican I
American Amercan labor and favor fav r a more ire rigid rigidenforcement rigd rigdnforcement rigidenforcement
enforcement of the laws relating relatng there thereto thereto thereto ¬
j to toThe
The silver Republican Republ an party of the theUnited te teUnied theUnited
United Unied States Sttes in the foregoing prin principles prinIple uninciples ¬
ciples Iple seeks seek to perpetuate pertuate the sbirit sbiritand snlrl solrltand
and to adhere adher to the teachings of ofAbraham orAbrham ofAbraham
Abraham Abrham Lincoln LincolnHANNA Lincoln LincolnHNA LIncolnHANNA
HANNA HNA ON THE TH PLATFORM PLATFORMMcKinleys FLTF PLATPOBMMcKinleys I Icileys
McKinleys cileys Boss oss Discusses Discuses Expan Expansion Exan Exansion Expanslon ¬
sion and Imperialism ImperialismCleveland Iper ImperialismCleveland im
Cleveland 0 July 6 6Senator Senator Han Hanna Hanna Hanna
na when asked aked for an expression epression on onthe onthe onthe
the Democratic Democrtc platform plator said saidFrom saidFrom saidFrom
From what I have read rea I can cn see seethat se seethat
that it is a cunningly devised scheme schemeto
to catch the unwary unw ry and the unthlnk unthlnkI unthlnkJng unthinkIng
I Ing voters voter I think thh k the most labored labo laboredeffort d defort
I effort efort in their document was wa to create createa crate craten
a difference diference between expansion and andj andImperalsm andImperIalism
j imperialism Imperalsm It I was wa rather rther amusing amusing
to see seethelr their line lne of denmrkation demarkaton they theyapparently theyapparnty theyapparently
apparently apparnty rely upon the constitution constitutionI consttuton consttutonqueton constitutionquestion
I question queton to establish Ctblsh that difference diference as asto usto astp
to whether wlether the flag fag follows olows the consti constitution cnst constitution ¬
tution tuton or the constitution consituton follows folows the theflag thefag theflag
flag We Ve are perfectly willing to
fag ar porfecly wilng meet meetthat meetthat meetthat
that issue on their thei own hypothesis hypotheis So Sofar Sofar Sofar
far as a the free f freft silver slverplank plank is i conv convcerned con concere concerned
cerned cere 1 1 F think all l Republicans Republcns will willbe wi slIlhe
be to 0 satisfied satsfed me mou It I is certainly certinly satisfactory satsfactor
CONVf CONVENTION TION fOR Hill HillUT KILBUT
BUT UT NfW NE YOR YOllE fR RffU AEFUSED AEFUSEDContinued fD fDContnued
Continued Contnued from page 1 1loves 1loves
loves his own glory far more than tha he heloves heloves heloves
loves the republip republ A man who be believes beleves believes ¬
lieves leves American despotsm despotism is no better betterthan beter beterthan betterthan
than any other despotism dcspotsmA A man who whoplaces whoplaces whoplaces
places human blood above human humangreed humangreed
greed geed A man who will wi not trade trde away awaythe awaythe
the precious life 1fe of an American sol soldier soldier soldier ¬
dier for a a nugget nugget of gold in the Ph1p Philip Philippine Philippine ¬
pine islands Cheers A man who whowould whowould whowould
would not give the 3000 300 or 3500 brave bre braveAmerican
American Americn soldiers gve whom McKinley has hassacrificed hassacrIficed
sacrificed scrifced in that hotbed of disease and anddestruction anddestructon andleStruction
destruction destructon for all al the islands in all allthe al allthe
the te seas sea Applause A man who whoduring whodurng whoduring
during durng four years year of faithful faihful admin administration aJministraton adrnlnIstration ¬
istration istraton as first frt assistant asistnt postmaster postmastergeneral postmater postmatergenerl postmastergeneral
general of the United
generl Unied States demon demonstrated demonatrated ¬
strated strted to the country cuntr that he knows knowsa k noWs noWsa
a Republican Republcan when he sees ses one in an anoffice anofc anoffice
office ofc that belongs to a Democrat Democratdaughter Democrt DemocratLaughter
daughter Lughter and applause applaue Nominate Nominateour
our man and you Jou will wi not have to ex explain x xplain xplain ¬
plain any speeches speches made against abinst Dem Democracy Democracy ¬
ocracy ocrcy for he has ha never made any anykind anJ anykind
kind but Democratic Democrtc Applause Appla se A Aman Aman
man in the full ful strength strengh of his man manhood manhood ¬
hood able to convass convas every ever state in inthis Inthis
this union unionGentlemen unionGentlemen
Gentlemen Gentemen of the conventlon1 conventlon1linols conventonl conventionIllinois
linols makes no exaggeration exaggertion When Whenshe vh n nshe nshe I
she tells tels you ou that in that great great state stt sttthe tat tatthe
the conditions conditons are far better beter the pros prospects prospets prospoets
poets pets are much brighter for Democracy DemocraCythan j t
than in 1392 when our candidate cndidate for Torvice forvice forvice
vice president carried caried it 1 by 30000 3000 ma m maJority
jority Applause We Te have a aBlte aBltet state stateticket tate tatetipket I
ticket t ket stronger than we ever bad be before ¬ j I Ifore Ifore
eeJ
fore Wehave but butoeD butoDdnfdetaciu1llInols oneDeiridcracsSeiii crc jn j
Illinois Ilnois We oe vol voe vQIle < je the sincere sincer sent Set senttmeat j I I
ment of f the Democracy Democrcy in Illinois Illinoisfrom t tfrom
from one end of that state to the IUnolsl oth other otherwhen r rwhen I Iwhen I
when we ask Isk you to nominate nominatetheJ nominatetheJman the theman j jman
man whose name we shall present a aman aman aman j <
man who has been tried trie and found foundtrue foundtrue I I
true to the caus cust with wih no weak spots spotsin spot spotsin
in his armor aer a man whose whos character characterand characterand I
and ability ablt recommend him to the pee people po peepie ¬
pIe in every ever part par ofthis of this republic republc a aman aman aman
man who wh possesses s aHthe alte noble attrl atrl attnlbutes i ibutes i Ibutes
butes of a nobleman great t enough and andgood andgood i
good enough to be president of the theUnited I
United Status Stt s With a platform pItor that thatreads thatreads I
reads rads like lke a Bible Bble and with these two twofaithful 1
faithful faihful Democrats standing stndlpg together togethershoulder togethershoulder
shoulder to shoulder we can
sweep sweepcriminal swp swpcriminal sweepcriminal I
criminal aggression aggession and McKinley McKinleyhypocrisy McKInleyhycrisy McKinleyhypocrisy
hypocrisy hycrisy off of the face of the earth earthGentlemen J I IGentemen i
Gentlemen Gentemen of the convention conventon we wenow wenow 1 1now
now present to you as a the choice of the theunited te theunited I
united unied Democracy Democrcy of our state that thatdistinguished thatdistinguished I
distinguished dlstnglslle statesman stteman that tlat splendid splendidvigorous sple splendidvigorous did didvigorus
vigorous vigorus reliable rlable Democrat Democrt exVice exVicePresident exVicePresident
President Presient Adlai E Stevenson Stevensn of Il Illinois I Illinois ¬ I
linois lnois Great and continued ap applause applause ¬ I Iplaua
plause plauseMr plaua plauseMr
Mr Williams Wilams spoke rapidly rpi and andbriefly and andbriefy andbriefly I
briefly briefy and an at his mention mentin of Alai Aclai E EStevenson EStevenson EStevenson
Stevenson Illinois Iinois was on its is feet fet feetbeer feetbeerlag cheer cheering ¬
ing wildly widly Kansas Kana was up as was wasAlabama wasAlabama
Alabama Albama Arkansas Aknss Mississippi Missisippi and a alarge alarge alarge
large number of delegates delegte in different differentparts diferent differentparts I Ipt
parts pt of the hall hal The applause while whilevigorous whie whilevigorous
vigorous vigoroU was short not lasting lotng above abovea
a minute minuteWhen minuteWhen minuteWhen
When the roll call cal reached rached Connect Connecticut Connect Connectcut ¬
cut cut that state gave way to Minnesota Minnesotaamid lUnDsota lUnDsotaamid Minnesotaamid
amid cheers chers and cries of Towne TowneTOWNE TowneTO TownTOWNE
TOWNE TO NAMED NAMEDA NA V
A A Roeslng of Minnesota Minnesot then ten took tookthe tok tokthe tookthe
the platform Dlator to present the name of ofCharles ofCharles
Charles Charle A A Towne Towe of his hi state stte Mr MrRoesinp MrRosin MrRoesing
Roesinp Rosin said saidMr sid saidMr
0211 Mr Chairman and Gentlemen Gentemen of ofthe ofte ofthe
the te Convention ConventonI It is a great geat honor to tobe tobe
be b privileged to answer here to the theroll t theroll he herol
roll rol call cal of Minnesota Minnest The Democracy Democracyof
of fr the North Norh Star state stte has a candi candidate cndi cndidate candidate ¬
date for the nomination nominaton of vice ic presi president president ¬
dent to submit to the te right rght judgment judgmentof judgent
of this thi convention cnenton We come to you youto youto youto
to present the name ame of a man worthy worthyof
of the high honor of being placed upon uponthe uponthe uponthe
the same ticket tcket with wih the splendid solendidchampion splendidchampion solendldchampion
champion of equal eual rights right whom you youhave youhave ou ouhave
have nominated for president president We WeDemocrats WeDemocrats
Democrats Democrt of Minnesota 1nnesota feel that we wehave wehave wehave
have earned eared the right to participate participateactively partcipate participateactively
actively actvely and effectively efectvly in the national nationalcouncils natonal nationaloouneils
councils ouncis or the te party For forty tort years yearsprior yearsprior I
prior to 1898 198 the party had wandered wanderedin wandere
in the wilderness widerness but as a a result esul of the thegreat thegreat
great gret contest of 1S06 186 and ad because of ofthe ofthe
the splendid accessions accsRons to our ranks ranksIn
In that campaign cmpag we entered the te battle battleof bte bteof
of 1888 1 more aggressively than ever be before before before ¬
fore and ad at last realized reaize in our own ownstate ownstte ownstate
state stte that for which we had striven strven so solonr s solong
long lonl and elected electe a Democratic Democrtc gov governor governor governor ¬
ernor The veterans veterns of these cam campaigns cm cmplCs campaigns ¬
paigns plCs now stand stnd shoulder to shoulder shoulderdetermined shoulderdeterined shoulderdetermined
determined deterined that this tis year ear the electoral electoralvote eletorl eletorlvote electoralvote
vote of Minnesota shall shal be cast cst for the thenomiiieos te tenomlls thenomlates i
nomiiieos nomlls of this convention conventon This con condition cn cndion condition ¬
dition dion was w made possible because of ofthe ofthe ofthe
the brilliancy brllaJICY courage courge and fidelity fdely to toprinciple toprincIple toprinciple
principle of the men who In that mem memorable memorble memorable ¬
orable orble campaign campaig patriotically patrotcly put coun country country country ¬
try above party and severed their rela relations rTa rTatons relations ¬
tions tons with wIh the te Republican Renublcm party pary cast casting casting castlag ¬
ing aside personal peronal persona ambition ambion prejudices prejudicesand rjudlces rjudlcesand
and self Interests The man of this thistype thistype thistype i
type who perhaps sacrificed acrlfced more than thanany tan tananyoe thanany i
any anyoe one else who more than any other otherwas oter oterwa otherwas
was wa called cne upon to lay upon the Sac Sacrificial flacnificial ac acrlfclal ¬
rificial rlfclal altar alar a brilliant brliant future filled filledwith fled fledwih filledwith I
with wih promise enough to satisfy satsCy the thevaulting theaultn thevaultln s
vaulting aultn ambition ambiton who wh had the cour courage courage ¬
age to sever the ties tes 4f r political 1oUtcl and andpersonal andperonal andpersonal I 1
personal ag peronal friendship that he might be betrue betre betrue s
true tre to his Ideas Idea of Americanism lmerlcnlsm is the theman theman theman s
man whom Minnesota Minnesot todav proposes proposesto prDose prDoseto i
to this convention conventon as a its it candidate cndidate for forvice forvice fotvice
vice president DresidentMAN presidentMAN resldent
MAN M OF THE TH PEOPLE PEOPLEWe PEOPLE PEOPLWe
We come to you ou asking aking for your yoursupport yoursupport yoursupport
support for our candidate not because becausehe becau se i
he Is from Minnesota Minnesot but because bcuse he heIs heIs heIs s
Is of the people peple not because becuse he stands standsfor standsfor r I
for any one issue but for all al the Issues Issuesthat Issuesthat issuesthat
that mean men the preservation p sernton of Ameri American Aer Axnenlcan ¬
can institutlbns insttutins We ask ak your sup support support support ¬
port of him because becuse he Is a Democrat Democratof Democrt Democrtor t
of Jeffersonian Jeferonian principle prnciple a Democrat Democratof Democrt Democrtor t
of the th stern school of Andrew Adrew Jackson Jacksona Jacksn Jacksna
a Democrat Democrt of the broad rad philosophy philosophyand f
and hunfanlty lunnlt of Abraham Abrham Lincoln a aDemocrat aDemocrat L
Democrat Democrt In defending the flag fag of the theUnion te teUnIon theUnion > I
Union and In believing beleving that to what ¬
ever e et or > r land lad that tat flag 1g be b carried crie there tere
the te people 1eODle over whom it i floats fot are un uni under under
i der the protecting prtectng aegis of the consti constitution cnst constitution
tution tuton We Ve present preent ag him to you not be because because ¬
cause cuse he he is rich rch in this Worlds ords goods goodsnot gods godsnot goddanot
not because b ause his hs nomiaton nomination would wouldmean wouldmea wouldmean
mean mea contributions contrbutons but becaus because a anefcent be beneficent heneficept ¬
neficent nefcent God has ha endowed endowe him with wih an aneloquent aneloquent aneloquent
eloquent tongue tonge with wih a a a brilliant briUat mind minda
a splendid fplendld courage curge a big heart hert and all allthe al althe allthe
the qualities qualie of American Americn manhood manhood We Weask WeasIc Ve Veask
ask your support for Minnesotas Minesotas able ablestatesmpji ablesttesman ablestatesman
statesman sttesman orator ortor and patriot ptot whom I Ihave Ihave Ihave
have the te honor to place plac In formal toral nom nomination nomInaton nomInatlort ¬
ination Inaton as a the unanimous choice of the theMinnesota te teMinnesot theMinnesota
Minnesota Minnesot Democracy D mocrc a leader of the theDeo theneole theneonle
Deo neole neonle > le Charles A Towne TowneTOWNE TowneTOW TowneTOWNE
TOWNE TOW DEMONSTBATION DEMONSTBATIONMr EMONSTRATON EMONSTRATONr
Mr r Roestng Is a tall tU powerful powerul man manvith manvIth
vith wih a a voice befitting befttg his stalwart stalwartframe stlwart stlwarttrme stalwartframe
frame trme He could ould be heard In every ever di direction directon directlon ¬
rection recton His Hi first frst applause was gained gainedwhen gned gnedwhe gainedwhen
when whe he spoke spke of Mr Towne as a a man manwho manwho manwho
who embodied embied the best characteristics characteristicsof carcterstcs carcterstcsof
of American manhood When he ¬
Ameicn manhood Wen pro pronounced pronouncd pronounced
nounced nouncd the name of Towne there ther was wascheering wascheering
cheering cheerng ftorn fom tbe Minnesota Minnesot delegation delegationwhich delegaton delegatonwhich delegationwhich
which rose rs to its It feet waving wavig flags fags in ina Ina ina
a frantic frntc fashion The galleries gleres Joined Joinedwas joinedin
in the applause wih with fervor but there therewa therewas
was wa Jess les enthusiasm er u5Ia m among the te men me on onthe onthe onthe
the floor foor who wh had votes ote A stout wom woman woman om oman ¬
an In Jnte the northwest corner corer of the first firstgallery frt frtglUery firstgallery
gallery glUery climbed clmbe upon u > n a chair holding holdingaloft holdingalt holdingaloft
aloft alt in her he hand a colored colord lithograph lithographOf lhogaph lhogaphof
Of Bryan Bra and Towne while whie in her right rightshe rght rghtshe rightshe
she wuved a handkerchief handkerchie vigorously vigorouslyCongressman vigorusly vigoruslyCn3essman vigorouslyConpessman
Congressman Cn3essman Shafroth Shafrth of Colorado Colordo a azealous azealous a azealous
zealous supporter of the candidacy cndiday of ofMr ofIl ofMr
Mr Il Towne Towneclmb climbed into the gallery galleryin gler
in an effort efort to get the te woman man forward forwardto
to the platform platorm but she declined declne to toI tocome tocome
I come comeBy comeBJ comeBy
By BJ degrees degee the enthusiasm enthusiam spread spreadthroughout spred spredthroughout spreadthroughout
throughout the delegations delegtons and in a ashort ashort ashort
short time tme men were w re up in the states state of ofWashington ofTahingon ofWashington
Washington Tahingon Wyoming VJomlng Montana Montna and andSouth ad adSouth andSouth
South Dakota Dakot but their number was wasmuch wasmuch wasmuch
much less than that which had arisen arisento arien ariento
to the te name of Stevenson StevensonAPPEALS Steyensn SteyensnAPES StevensonAPPEALS
APPEALS APES TO prrr H HILLrbile prrrWhile
While be the galleries were enthusing enthusingover
over Towne there gleries was an excited e cited lit little lt ltte lIttie ¬
tie te group gup about the chair of exSenator exSenatorHill exSenatorHm exSenatorHill
Hill In it i was Croker CrokerYou Crker CrkerYou CrokerYou
You must take tae the nomination nominaton and andsave andsave andsave
save the day said sid Edward Murphy Murphyexcitedly Murphyeciedly Murphyexcitedly
excitedly excitedlyL eciedly
eciedlycnnot L 1 cannot cnnot I cannot cannotrepled replied Mr MrHilC MrHir MrHill
HilC Hir Hill his face white whie and set set I do not notwant notwant notwant
want It ItYou It It ItYou
You must take tke It it said sid Croker Crker lean leanIng lea leanlag
Ing over him while whie Frank Campbell Campbelland Campbel Campbelland
and Norman E Campbell Campbel held Hill one oneon oneon oneon
on each side and urged him to accept acceptAn acc acceptAn pt
An excited excied man from New Jersey Jerseyshaking Jerey Jereyshaking Jerseyshaking
shaking his fingers fngers under Hills His nose noseshouted noseshouted noseshouted
shouted You ou cant refuse you ou cant cantThe cantThe cantThe
The party must have you to save the theeast theeast theeast
east eastI
I dont want it It It You can cn name Ste Stevenson Stevenson Stevenson ¬
venson venson Hes as good as a I am said saidHill sid sidHi saidHill
Hill Hi and then turning turing to Murphy lIurph and andCroker andCroker andCroker
Croker and gripping his hands he said saidPlease sid sidPlease saidPlease
Please dont force this please pleae dont dontMr dont dontMr
Mr Murphy Iurhy then gave gve an indication indicationof indlcton indlctonor
of a prearranged prearranged scheme to nominate nominateHill nolnateHi nominateHill
Hill Hi by saying to the te excited excied Jersey Jerseyman Jerseyman Jerseyman
man You keep quiet and it i will wi be beall beal beall
all al right right We Ve have it I fixed fixedMeanwhile fxed fxedMeanwhle fixedMeanwhile
Meanwhile the confusion
Meanwhle continued contnued to tobe tobe tobe
be so great geat in the hall that that even after afterChairman afterChairan afterChairman
Chairman Chairan Richardson had recognized recognizedGovernor recogied recogiedGovernor recognizedGovernor
Governor Thomas of Colorado Colordo to sec second second second ¬
ond the nomination nominaton of Mr Towne not a aword aword aword
word of his speech could be heard by byeither byeiher byeither
either eiher the delegates delegte or the people peple in inthe Inthe inthe
the galleries galerIes AfterGovernor Afer After Goveror Governor Thomas Thomashad Thomashad Thomashad
had been bee speaking for a minute or ormore ormore ormore
more former Senator White Whie went to tothe tothe tothe
the platform and in a ringing rnging voice voicewarned voicewared voicewarned
warned wared the convention conventon that If 1 order orderwas orderwas orderwas
was not restored he would move that
the galleries galeries be cleared clearedGBADY clearedGRY clearedGRADY
GRADY GRY NOMINATES NOMATS H HILL HILLVhen prr prrWhen
Vhen the state stte of o Delaware was wascalled wascalled
called cled the announcement was made madethat madethat madethat
that the state tate would yield to New NewYork NewYork NOwYork
York York Th Thfn ° n the result resul of the Hill Hi con ¬
ference was wa apparent aDDarent A tremendous trmendousshout tremendousshout
shout of applause swept through the
hall h l Delegate Delegte Grady GrdJ one of the lead leaders leader leadeIs ¬
ers er eIs of Tammany hall hal had already as ascended ascended ascended ¬
cended the platform plator and as he stepped
steppd
to the front frnt to address add s the convention comenton comentone
tSe e applause applaus and andcheetlngincased cheering increased increasedHis increasedV
V His first frl sentence sentence rang rn through the thegreat thegat thegreat
great gat building in trumpet trumpet tones t nes On Onbhalf Onbehalf
behalf bhalf of the Democracy Demoerc of New Ne York YorkI
1 present to this convention conventon for the thenomlnlton thenomination
nomination nomlnlton of vice president the name nameof nameof
of David Dayld Bennett Bennet Hill HillIt HmIt HillIt
It Was as dramatic drmatc in the extreme The Thaeffect Thoefect Theeffect
effect efect was waS electrical electricl His words set setthe Setthe setthe
the convention Cnventon in a a frenzy of enthusi enthusiasm enthusiam enthusiSam ¬
Sam am The scene scee which followed tolowe was w s
far the most tempestuous tempstuous of the ses session session seaalert
sion and the name of Hill Hi echoed and andre andreechoed
reechoed re hoed through thrugh the hall hal State Statestandards Stte Sttestandards Statestandards
standards were seized seize and held aloftj aloftjand alofnand alottiand
and the convention conyenton was wa canopied with withfluttering withfuteing withflutterIng
fluttering futeing flags fag and handkerchiefs handkerchiefsDelegates handkerchiefsDelegates handkerchiefsDelegates
Delegates and spectators spectator cheered and andthe andthe andthe
the great gat structure strcture fairly farly shook with wih wihthe withthe
the noise noise when the galleries a1erles became becameinfected becme becmeinfeced becameinfected
infected infeced with the enthusiasm enthusiasmSenator enthusiasmSenatr enthusiasmSenator
Senator Senatr Hill meantime mentime had worked workedhis workedhis workedhis
his way through the surging suring multi multitude mul multitude ¬
tude tude to the platform As he ascended ascendedit
it his hands were wer eagerly grasped grspe and
he was wa escorted esorted to the seat of the per permanent permanent pernianent ¬
manent chairman chatnan He asked aked Mr
Grady Grdy to yield Jlel that he might make a astatement astatement
statement sttement but Mr Grady Grdy declined declinedMayor delned delnedMayor declinedMayor
Mayor Van Wyck of the New York
delegation delegton hurried to Senator Hill Hilland Hi Hilland
and began begn an earnest earest conversation converaton with wih
him urging him not to decline delne the nom nomination nominnton nomination ¬
ination innton which evidently evidenty seemed to be bewithin bewithin bewithin
within his grasp grp Hill Hif only shook his hishead hishead hishead
head It I was wa a pretty even a dna dramatic dr dnamatic ¬
matic scene AH Al the while whie the con convention conentor conventiozi ¬
vention entor was pulsating pulsatng with wih enthusi enthusiasm enthusiam enthusiasm ¬
asm am and cheers cheerstea cheers cheersWhen
When fnaly finally 11 Mr Grdy Grady w was perit peritte permit permitted
tea te to proceed he said Id that Senator SenatorHill S SenatorHill nator natorHU
Hill HU might decline declne but decline declne or ornot ornot ornot
not he shouted New Yorks united unitedand unitedad unitedand
and ad solid sold seventytwo votes will wl be becast becat becast
cast cat to the end for David Bennett
Hill HillGBADYS Hi HillGRADYS
GBADYS GRYS SPEECH SPEECHMr SP EC I IMr IMr
Mr Chairman ChairanIn ChairmanIn In behalf of the theunited theunied theunited
united unied Democracy Democrcy of the state stte of New
York York I present presentto to this convention conventon as a a acandidate
candidate for vice ice president Iresident the name nameof
of David Bennett Bennet Hill HUI The represent representatve representatives
atives atve of the tie Democratic Democrtc party prty of New Ne
York state stte recognize reognlze their teir responsibil res1onsibl ¬
ity Jy to the Democracy Democrcy of the nation nationand nationand
and believe beleve they appreciate aPDrecate the ex expectation expectton expectation ¬
pectation pectton of the Democracy of the
Union in the mention menton of this honored honoredname honoredname
name There is no state stte in the te Union Unionwith Unionwih Unionwith
with wih so s much to gain through Dwo Dwocratic D DcraUc u ucratic
cratic success and so s much to tothrough e
through Republican RepubUcn triumph as a the thestate thestate thestate
state of New York York We Ve are to elect
this year not only the te entire state
entre stte
ticket from governor goveror to state stte engineer engineernot
not only as a in In every ever other engneer engneernot state in
the Union every eveT member of congress conres8
but even ever member of our state stte senate senateand senateand senateand
and even ever member of the assembly asembly
Desirous Deirs of strengthening strngthening our hands handsat handsat handsat
at home we desire to strengthen strnghen the thenational thenatonal thenational
national natonal ticket tcket And we stand here hereseventytwo her hereseventytwo
seventytwo as a one to pledge plege you the theelectoral te teelctorl theelectoral
electoral elctorl vote of the state of New York
if David Bennett Bennet BennettHill Hill Hi shall sha1 be the te nom
inee of this convention conenton for vice Ice presi pri
dent Applause ApplauseThis Applaue ApplauseThis
This is I no idle sentiment sentment We be ¬
hove leve that tat David B Hill Hi by the side sideof sideof sideof
of William Vliam J Bryan Bra and standing standingupon slnding slndingupn standingupon
upon upn the platform platorm framed trmed by bJ this con conventlon conventon conventlon
ventlon venton is i by thousands upon thou thousands thousands thousands
sands of votes the strongest trmgel man that thatcn thatcan
can cn be named name to the Democracy Democrc of
New York New Jersey JereJ and Connect Connecticut Connect Connectout
cut He is not not nor has ha he been ben in any anysense anysense anysense
sense a candidate for this nomination
He has suggested sugested any anJ and every ever means meanswhich meanswhich 3
which he thought might bring about abut t
harmonious haronious action acton on the part of the 1
delegation deegton from the state of New York Yorkand Yorkand c
and secure the electoral electorl vote of that thatstate thatstate t
state for our nominees He may ma be bepreDared beprepared 2
prepared to decline declne the te nomination nominationwhich nominaton nominatonwhich nominationwhich i
which the delegates delegtIs have offered ofered to tohim tohim tohim >
him and and now nG present prsent to this conven convention conventon convention ¬
tion ton Cries of No no We say to toyou toou toyou
you ou decline declne or not decline declne from the thefirst te tefrt thefirst I
first frt to the last lat ballot balot In this convert cone converttion
tion ton New Yorks seventytwo united unied uniedtrue unitedtrue 1
true blue Democratic Democrtc votes vote will wi be b cast csl cslfor castfor t
for David B Hill HillHILLS Hi HillHILLS
HILLS HLS PROTEST PBOTESTWhile PROTST PROTSThUe PROTESTWhile
While hUe Senator Hill Hi on the platform plator platformwaited i
waited waied for quiet and for Senator Grady 7
to finish fnlsh his speech speeh he kept repeating r peatnb
I will wl not take tke it It To Senator Grady f
he said sd sdThIS V VV
V This is absolutely absol t lY unfair You Youshould Youshould Youshould i
should not n t do iL iLJudge it ILJudge
Judge Van Wyck kept urging ulini him to o
i accept acpt and ad not make a declination declnaton Hi Hill Hillj Hillwas
j was wa obdurate oburte His Hi face was like likemarble lke lkemarble likemarble
marble his hi hand had trampled trm led and ad he hewiped hewiped hewiped
wiped the perspiration from his brow browWhile browWl browWhile
While Wl Grady Grd lerpirton was as speaking spakng Hill asked askedto 8ke
to s see e Senator Jones Jnes and when the thechairman te techaran thechairman
chairman charan of the national natona committee cmmitt committeecame
came the te exsenator said sai to him himJones himJones himJones
Jones stop this is tiling tlISlt it is not wise wiseIt wis vt9eIt I
It should not be b forced for spon n me Help Helpme Helpme Helpme
me stop it itChairman It it itChairman
Chairman Chairmn Jones ones said s3d I will wi help helpyou hlp hlpou heipyen
you ou Go G on and decline declne and ad Ill helo hlD hem hemyou
you out out Ill see s the te delegation detn lead leadr leadera I
era r You are right rlg t Go on and ao make mke mkey makey3ur
speech speechThen
your y ur steh stehThe
Then The Senator HBl Hfl advanced aVDCe to the te teplator theplatform
platform plator He stood sto with wt head bowed boweda bwe
a few minutes expreseiv eXPlei of sratttude graUtudfor gratitudefor
for the te cheers chers that th rolled roledlnhevy ro1iedln in heavy vol vo volume
ume toward towar him from fm every eer part prt of ofte ofthe
the te hall hal and when finally fnaly there ther was B Bchance B achance
chance chanc of his voice yoie being bin heard helr he
NOMINATION sd sdlMATON lMATON DECLINED DECLID DECLIDSenator DECLINEDSenator
Senator Hill HU said saidMr sid sidI saidMr
Mr I President Prsltnt and a Gentlemen Genteen of the te
Convention ConventonGr2 ConventionGreat Great applause applausWhUe applauseWhiie While I Igreatly Igaty Igreatly
greatly gaty appreciate the action acton of the
delegation from New York it is
delegton frm York proper properfor prp properfor
for me to say sy that it i is J1tout without my m ap approvaL approval approvaL
provaL proval Cries Crl of No o no n I appre appreelate appr appreelate
elate also the manifestations manJ Uton of friend friendliaess friendllaess
liaess lness on the part of the delegates d legts from fromother frm frmother fromother
other states but bu I feel
fel that tat it i is my
duty to rise here and now and say sy to toOU toyou I
you OU that f9r personal persQna reasons resns and good goodand gO goodand
and valid vald reasons rens I cannot cnnot accept acept this thisnomination ti thisnomination
nomination nominaton Great Gret applause appause and cries criesNo crIe criesof I Iof
of > uNo No no and You ou have got to take take takeit takeit
it it it I have not been a candidate cndidate I Ido Ido Ido
do not desire to be b a candidate cndidate and I Imust Imust
must not be b nominated nominate by this ti conven conventon coaventlon
tion ton Renewed Renewe applause applaus and cheering cheeringand chering cheringand cher1ngand
and cries of You must must you ou must mustThere mustThere
There are gentlemen gentemen here her whose names nams namshave nameshave
have been or will wi be presented prnte to this thisconvention ti th thconvention
convention any anyone one of which whih names name is isstronger Isstrnger Isstronger
stronger strnger than ta my m own own Cries of No Nono Nono
no There is no difficulty difculy whatever whateverIn
In n making making a satisfactory stsactorcholce choice and I Iought Iought Iought
ought not not in justice justre to them permit permitmy permitmy permitmy
my name to be used a a single moment momentfurther momentfurther momentfurther
further and this ts convention conventon should shouldproceed shouldproceed I Iprced
proceed prced to nominate nominatf a candidate cndldnte from fromsome frm frmsome fromsome
some of those who have been ben named namedn name
In n justice justce to me in Justice justce to them in injustice injustce InjustIce
justce justice to the theparty party part in justice justce to t the theordinan t theordinary e eordinar
ordinary ordinar srocedure rocedur of this convention conventionIt conventon conventoni
It i Is unfair to place me in this ti position positionwithout positon positonwihout positionwithout
without consent Great applause applauseHe
wihout my mJ consent Gret applaue
He was a frequently frequenty interrupted nerrIted by byprotests byprtests byprotests
protests prtests as as s he he Insiste he could not notaccept notaccept notaccent
accept accept From Fr n New NewYork York came cme cries criesof cies ciesof criesof
of Yes you can canWhen canWen eanWhen
When Wen he said clearly clearl and firmly firmlyI frly frlydid
I i did not come infothis Inro hls convention conventionas conventon conventona
as a a candidate cndidate I did not espect epect caned to be bea b bea
a candidate and I cannot accept cept the thehonor thehonor thehonor
honor again agin came cme the cries of Yes Yesyou Ye Yeyou Yesyou
you can c cap in greater geat < r volume than be before b before ¬
fore but they had not the slightest slghtest ef effect eftect effeet ¬
feet tect He left lel the plator platform cheered cheere to tothe tote tothe
the te echo and surrounded surourded by his hisfriends hisfriends hisfriends
friends who pressed forward to grasp grasphis grasphis
prsse gp gphis
his hand handGEOBGIA hand han hanGEORGIA
GEORGIA GEORGI FOB FOB STEVENSON STEVENSONThen STVNSON STVNSONThen
Then Georgia Gergia was called c1ed and Hutch Hutchinson HutchInson Hutchinson
inson of that state stte who spoke briefly brieflyand briefY briefYand brieflyand
and clearly delivered delvere a short speech in inseconding Inseconding inseconding
seconding the nomination nominaton of Stevenson Stevensonfrom Stevesn Stevesnfrom Stevensonfrom
from Illinois IllinoisMr IlnoIs IllinoisMr
Mr Chairman and Gentlemen Gentemen of the theConvention theConventon theConvention
Convention Conventon I represent the delegation delegationfrom delegaton delegatonfrm delegationfront
from frm the Empire state 5tte of the south the thestate thestate thestate
state that under any an and ad all al circum circumstances circumstances clrcuznstances ¬
stances will wi roll rol up a large Democratic Democraticmajority Democrtc Democrtcmajoriy Democraticmajority
majority majoriy regardless of what the plat platform platform platform ¬
form or who the te candidates cndidates are areLaughter areLughter areLaughter
Laughter Lughter and applause Fellow Felow Dem Democrats Democrts Democrats ¬
ocrats ocrts this being true te we have only onlyone onlJ onlyone
one purpose purse in view Iew in this convention conventionand conventon conventonand conventionand
and that is to aid you ou if i possible pssible in innaming Innaming Innaming
naming a ticket teket which can win in the thecampaign thecmpaig thecampaign
campaign cmpaig Applause In this thL matter mater materwe matterwe
we have no way of ofjudging judging the future futre futrebul futurebut
but by the he past and judgingby julglng judging b by the thepast thepat thepast
past pat I desire to second the nomination nominationof nominaton nominatonof
of a man mn who has been elected elete to the thevice thevie thevice
vice vie presidency preldenc of the United Unie States Statesapplause Sttes Sttesapplause Statesapplause
applause and who In my m Judgment judsent if ifnominated ifnominated ifnominated
nominated in this convention cnveton will wi meet meetwith meetwith I
with wih similar simi r results reuls in November He Heis Heis Heis
is a man loyal and an true to his party partyboth Jrty Jrtyboth partyboth
both before and m after election electon When Whenhe Whenhe f I
he filled fle the post of assistant assistnt postman postmanter postm postmter postmaster
ter general generl of these thes United Unite States tate he henever heneyer henever
never failed faied to t recognize reslze with wih prompt promptness promp promptness ¬
ness nes the distinction distnction between bwen a Demo Democrat Dpmocrat ¬
crat and and a Republican lepubJC He fe is a man manwho ma manwho
who belongs belong to no faction facto of his party partyand pt partyand
and If I nominated nominate will wi be b the th candidate candidateof cndiat
of of the entire entre people pople He He is conservative cnser conservatrveand tive tiveand
and always alwaJ speaks sJaks in defense defens of the theplatform theplatfor theplatform
platform platfor adopted a opte by his party prty Ap Applause Applause Applause
plause He Isan oldtime oIUI simonpure simonpureJefferson Simnp simonpureJefferson ure
Jefferson Jefersn Democrat Demorat loved lve by all a and andcommands ad adcommands andcommands
commands the respect est and admiration admirationof admirtn admirtnof I
of the American Americn people ppl If I he is plan ptaced pa planed
ed upon upn your our ticket tiket by this thb convert convention rnven rnventon converttion ¬
tion ton with wih the matchless matchles Bryan as a our ourleader ourleader ourleader
leader they will wl carry car us to victory victoryin victor
in November Noembr Ld Loud applause The Thegentleman Tbegenleman Thegentleman
gentleman genleman to whom whoQ I refer rfer and whose whosenomination who whosenomination
nomination nominaton we desire dest to second scond is the theHon theHon theHon
Hon Adiai E Stevenson Stevensn of the state stte of ofIllinois ofIlnois ofIllinois
Illinois Ilnois Applause ApplauseCONNECTICUTS Applaus ApplausCONCTICUT ApplauseCONNECTICUT
CONNECTICUT CONCTICUT CHOICE CHOICEConnecticut CHOICEconnec CHOICEConnecticut
Connecticut connec tct had b a d yielded yieldf to Illinois IUnis in inthe inthe
the roll call cn and am received reeived a like lke favor favorwhen favorwhen favorwhen I
when its name was called al and James JamesKennedy JamesKennedy
Kennedy Keney chaa chairman of the state stte dele delegation delegton delegation ¬
gation gton made a a short slrt speech sph for Steven Stevenson Steensn Stevenson ¬
son sn of Illinois IllinoisMr inols inolsMr nols
Mr Ir Chairman Chairan and Delegates Dletes of this thisConvention thisConventon thisConvention
Convention Conventon Representing Reprentn as a I do that thatsection tat tatseton thatsection
section seton of this tis country cuntr that during duringthree durn duringthree
three thre memorable memorble campaigns cmpigs cast cst its itselectoral it itselectoral
electoral eletorl vote yot for the te Democratic Drtc tick ticket tck tcket ticket ¬
et et and which in that tht campaign cmpl of 1832 1832cast 1mcst 1S9 1S9cast
cast cst its is electoral vote for fo Stevenson Stevensn of ofIllinois ofIllinois
Illinois Ilnois for vice vlC oresident prede nt I rise ris here to tosecond tosod toseeqad
second sod his hi nomination no latin Applause Appaus If Ifyou I Ifyou
you ou place as an associate Asseite to t the able ablestatesman ablestatesman
statesman that th t nominated for
you ounmlnate pres president pres president ¬
ident last lat evening the name of Steven Stevenson Stevensn Stevenson ¬
son sn of Illinois Ilnois we wi will give you the theelectoral tbeeletorl theelectoral
electoral eletorl vote in 1990 196 19 0 as we gve did in 1892 1892Cheers 1 1Cheers iCheers
Cheers He Is a man of national natonal rep reputation reputaton reputation ¬
utation utaton and it would be idle for me to tooccupy toocupy tooccupy
occupy ocupy your our time tie in speaking spkng to you youconcerning youconcerning ou ouconcerning
concerning a a Democrat Democrt whom you all allknow al allknow
know I simply slmp wish to impress upon uponyour upn upnyour uponyour
your minds the desirability debitJ of having a acandidate acndidate acandidate
I candidate cndidate from east et of the te Mississippi Mississippiriver Mississippiriver lsislppi lsislppiriver
I
river I wish to impress Impre upon u your yourminds I Imind iminds
minds mind what has happened happne in the te past pt pastWhatever I IWhatever IWhatee
Whatever Whatee dissensions disnsions there tee may m be bewith b bewIth
with Bryan Bran and Stevenson Stevensn we will willsweep wJ willsweep
sweep this countryCheers countryCheersLEWIS cuntCher cuntCherLWS eountryCheersLEWIS
LEWIS LWS NOMINATED NOMINATEDWhen NOMAT NOMATe NOMINATEDThen
When e Idaho was called cale she gave gaveway gve gveway gaveway
way to Washington and W H Dunphy Dunphyplaced Dunphyplace Dunphyplaced
placed place in nomination nominalon the name nme of ofJames ofJames
James Hamilton Hamion Lewis Lwis of Washington WashingtonThe WashingtonTe
The Te name of Lewis was wa received reeehe with withcheers withcheer withcheers
cheers cheer that tat lasted lae but a a few minutes minutesIndiana minute minutesIndiana
Indiana Indana gave gve way waJ to t Virginia Virni and andCongressman andCongesman andCongressman
Congressman William A Jones
Congesman YJiam Jone of the thelatter thelatter thelatter
latter state seconded sende the nomination nominationof nminaton nminatonof
of Stevenson Iowa seconded the
Steven9n sende th nom nomination n nomination ¬
ination Inaton of Stevenson Steven9n from the floor floorChairman fr frChairma floorChairman
Chairman Chairma Sells Sels of that that delegation delfton con contenting cn cntentng contenting ¬
tenting nouncement nouncementKENTUCKY tentng nouncement nouncementKlNTUCKY himself hmself with wt the simple an announcement a announcement ¬
KENTUCKY KNUCK KlNTUCKY FOR STEVENSON STEVENSONKansas STVNSON STVNSONKansa STEVENSONKansas
Kansas Kansa did not no respond rpnd and at the thecall thecl thecall
call cl of Kentucky Kentc there were cries cres of ofBlackburn ofBlackburn ofBlackburn
Blackburn but the senator did not re respond respend ¬
spond and exGovernor McCreary IcCrear of ofKentucky ofKentucky ofKentucky
Kentucky came forward forwrd and nd seconded secondedthe sende secondedthe
the nomniation nomnlaton of Stevenson Stevensn of Illinois Illinoiswho Ilnois Ilnoiswho Illinoiswho
who he claimed as a a a son of Kentucky Kentuck Kentuckhving
having hving been ben born brn in that state stateDelegate stte stteDelegte stateDelegate
Delegate Delegte E E McCaleb IcCaeb of Louisiana Louisianawhen Louisianawhen Louisianawhen
when that state was wa called cale announced announcedfrom announcedfrom i ifrom
from his seat that the delegation delegton from frm
Louisiana Luisiana unanimously unanimoush seconded the theI thenomination
I nominaton nomination of that gite gifted leder leader and andstatesman andstatesman
statesman David Bennett Bennet Hill HI of New NewYork NewYork
York York YorkAgain
Again the name of Hill Hi aroused arused the theconventon theconvention
convention conventon to cheering cheerng and applause
Delegate Delega e A Leo Knott Knot of Maryland Marland Marlandforerly Marylandformerly
formerly forerly an assistant asistant postmaster postmater cen neneral en enerl
eral erl presented In a brief speech spech the thename theI thename i
name of Governor Goeror John Walter Smith Smithof Smit Smithof i
I of Maryland MarylandWILLIAMS Maland MalandWIS
WILLIAMS WIS SECONDS SC01S TOWNE TOWNEWhen TO TOen TOWNEWhen
When en Massachusetts Maachusett was called cled
Hon George Geore Fred Williams Vilams ascended acended acendedthe 1
the platform platorm amid applause In his hisaddress hisaddress hisaddress
address delivered delverd in clarion tones car carrying carrying ¬
rying rlng to the te uttermost uterost parts pars of the hall hal cr crrlng
he paid a handsome compliment cmplment to the thestte thestate
state stte of New York which he declared declard declardwa declaredwas i
was wa uniedly unitedly in favor of the platform alatformand platformand 1
and ticket tcket ticket of this tis convention conventon For this thisreaon thisreason 5
reason reaon no state tat inthe In the Union wa was en ¬
titled tte to greater geater consideration onslderton than J
New York York This was wa received reejved with wih a ashout ashout ashout i
shout of approvar the belief belef beeom beom beomIng beeomlag
ing in some manner manne prevalent that tat Mr
tosecond second Hills Hillsnomination Hmsninaton Hillsnomination
about to
Williams WlUas was wa send
nomination nominationThe nominationThe
ninaton The name na which whih seems sems most desir desiraWe d desirai4e clr clra
lntermtsof of the tbepmt party J 31i 31iThIHap S SWllHapfc
aWe a ai4e in II the Interests IntrtDf t
WllHapfc te declared is lstat that of ota oZa a man manp man manyM manwib
wib yM Y1maPsd6J jutiIeetuall and moralLy orl orll d dhoer
hoer I p er r of 1nta th t the eand indMta ndkat tufUy ate for or first frt place placeMr P pineMr l ac acMr
Mr Charles Chare A Towne TowneMr TowneMr
Mr Williams Wllm said saidMr saidMr
Mr Chairman Chairan si and Members Membr of the theConvention theCoyentonYou theConventionYou
Convention CoyentonYou ConventionYou < You Are a performing prforin a sa sacred sd aftcred ¬
cred duty du here today and as a Gods Godsbenediction Go God s sbeneiton abenediction
her
taJ a
1 benediction beneiton cr was almost amt heard hear sooken sookenaloud snken snkenaloud sookenaloud
vesterday vesterdayso
i aloud in our deliberations deUbrtlns yetray
J so 5 I believe blve that tht his hi blessing b sln w w1 will l lupon be beupon
t upon our deliberations delbton now I sneak sDeaHfor sneakfor speakfor
upo 1 for the te state of Massachusetts Machuset but I Iwish Iwis Ivtsli
wish wis > to point a moral mrl for fo this conven conventio cnven cnvento eonventins
t tio to tins from frm pnt the state ste of New York Yok to toguide tolle toguide
te
guide us In our deliberations There Thereis
I lle o delberons There ThereI
i is I no n state stae In i the te whole whle Union Unon that tat is isentitled 18entt isentitled
entitled to more consideration cneetn at the thehands te tehans thehands
1 hands hans entt of o the th mr Democracy morcy of this tis Union Unionthan Unin Unintban Unionthan
Cheers CheersThe CheerSThe
than the state stte of New York York Che
The Th New York Democrats Demrt have their theirinternal ther theriterl theirInternal
i internal iterl differences diferncs but they the have have justome Just Justcome Justcome
the theparty thep theparty
come ome < to us with one factionof fatonoof
1 party presenting prentn wth the representative rep ntatve of ofanother ofar ofanother
another ar p both bt of them thm grasping gspng hands handsin bans bansin handsin
in the th great grt union uDln that tat is I necessarY necesearyfor neQry neQryfo
for fo the te success succes of our camaaten camaatenCheers cm ctnhIfttflCheers
< Cheers Cher And had the t gentleman gentema from fromNew ft freesNew
New York Hill Hi not insisted insiste upon up de declining d dodining ¬
dining < and been named n by this t con convention cn cnventn conventlon ¬
who is worthy worthyof worthyo
vention ventn even everr Democrat Dmrt
of o the te name nme would wol have be gone sne home bom and andworked andwoe andworked
t worked woe most motenthulastcaly enthusiastically for him himfor kl himVie
Vie Ye owe a gt great debt to New York Yorkfo Yorkfor
for fo when we were wer in a 8 crisis cisis yester yesterday yster ysterdy resterday
of thesun the thesun theNew
day dy morning mrin with wih the th rising
s sun sun New York sent snt out word wor from frm its itsdelegation it itsdelegation
delegation deleaton < that tt there tr must be no nominority nominIh nominority
J minority minIh report reprt to t this t convention conventionApplause cnvtin conventionApplausa
J Applause Applue I do not speak spe here hi in inbehalf Inbhaf inbehalf
behalf bhaf of the th Massachusetts Machusett delegation delegationupon delgti delegationupon
J upon upn a polL DlL Massachusetts Machustt has come comehere comehere
J here her for the te best bt man mn and an I stand staa fo fothe fothe fog fogthe
the > best bt man but I am permitted prite to tospeak t tospeak
speak spak for Massachusetts Maschustts to second scond the thenomination thenominatin thenomination
nomination nominatin which whih seems sms to me m desir desirable drable desirable ¬
j able to t the th interests Interst of the party pr There Therehas Thereha Therehas
has ha been bn presented presente the name na of a man manwho mn mntiho meanirho
who is the intellectual Inteletual and moral morl peer peert per perbf peerSf
bf t the candidate cndidate for the first frt place placeand Dlce Dlcead placeand
and ad that man is the Hon Charles A ATowne ATowne
Towne Great cheering cheeringTOWNE cherng cherngTOW cheeringTOWNE
TOWNE TOW A DEMOCRAT DEMOCBATI DEMOCRT DEMOCRTr
I know that tat there are many among amongte amongthe
the te delegates delegte who are under a misao misaoprehension mip mipphension misanprehension
prehension phension with wih respect rspe to Mr 11 Town TownI TownsI
I do know of my mJ own knowledge knowlege that thatafter thatafer thatafter
after afer the campaign cmp g of 1S96 18 1S9 in which he hedid hedid hedid
did such valiant service n Ie he desired desIre to toabandon toabndon toabandoa
abandon abndon the silver sle Republican Republcan organ orsranization on onizaton organIzation
ization izaton and to join In the Democratic Democraticparty Dmocrtc Dmocrtcpt Democraticprty
party pt without wihout reservation rrvaton and I know knowgentlemen knowgentemen knowgentlemen
gentlemen gentemen that that it was upon unn the re request re request ¬
quest quet from you leaders lder of the Demo Democratic Democrtc Democratie
cratic crtc party prty that he h was wa dissuaded dissuadedfrom dissuade dissuadedfrom
from frm taking tking that course cure and had it not notbeen notben notbeea
been ben for that that Mr lIr Towne Towe would have hBye havebeen I
been bn standing stnding here hee with as a much right rightto
to the name of Democrat D mort as I have tothat to tothat tothat
that name or as has ha any man in this thisaudience tis tisaudience thisaudience
audience There Ther are ar seven sven states in inthis inthi inthis
this thi Union in which whih the balance blance of ofpower otwer ofpower
power wer is held by a party prty or by bJ parties partiesthat prtie partiesthat
that do not denominate themselves themselvesDemocratic themselve themselvesDemocratic
Democratic Democrtc but they are for our nomi nominee nominec ¬
nee ne and ad andV andfor V for our or platform plator They are areour areour areour
our friends they are ae present in this thiscity thisciy thiscity
city ciy to extend the right riht hand of fellow fellowship felow felowship fellowship ¬
ship to us Fellow Felow Democrats Democrt it i is istime istme Istime
time tme that the Populist Populst party prt and the thesilver thesnver thesilver
silver Republican Republcn party ceased ceaed to exist existand existand existand
and we have the opportunity oportunly here her to today todJ today ¬
day dJ of doing the work that will wi create createone createone createone
one solid sold phalanx to march to victory victoryfor vIctorsfor Jctor
I
for Bryan Brya Applause Applaus We all al know knowthat knowthat
that Mr Towne has not his superior superioras
as a public Dublc debater in the United UnitedStates Unifd UnifdStates UnitedStates I
States The Republican Republcn party has ha put puaup pUt putup
up for the second 5ecnd place a grand gnd stand standperformer stn standperformer
performer pertQrer laughter and we need nee a aman ama aman
man ma for our second place who can cn at attend nttend attend ¬
tend to the case cse of Mr Theodore Thedore Roose Roosevelt Roosevelt Roomvelt ¬
i velt velt There is no man more mor equal to tothe tothe tothe
1 the task than Hon Charles A Towns TowneGreat Towne TownsGreat
Great applause applauseCordial aDDluse aDDluseCorial applauseCordial
Cordial Corial applause was given to Mr MrTowne MrTowne MrTowns
Towns Towne but it I was tempered tempred by bJ the re remark r nomark ¬
mark mrk from one of the delegates delegate We Wewant Wewant e ewant
want a Democrat Democrt this tis Is not a Popu Populist Populst Populist
list lst convention conventon and ad other oter expressions expressionsthat exvressfonstat
that tat raised rised in question queston Mr Townes TownesDemocracy TOesDtmor TownesDemocracy
Democracy Dtmor In response rspme to these thes re remarks remark remarks
marks mark lr r Williams ilamR insisted that Mr MrTowne MrTowne
Towne was as much a Democrat as asany asany
any man In the convention conventionAt
At the conclusion of the speech Wil Williams SVilflame ¬
flame and Towns were heartily cheered cheeredMinnesota cheeredMinnesota
Minnesota when called yielded the thefloor thefloor
floor to Mr Cummings of Connecticut Connecticutwho Connecticutwho
who briefly seconded the nomination nominationof
i of Towae His speech as usual with withthose withthose
those seconding the nomination of Mr MrTowne MrTown
Town was received with much ap appause appause
pause from the galleries galleriesSenator galleriesSenator
Senator Money of Mississippi rose rosewhn roseWhen
When his i name was called and made madehis madehis
his way to the speakers platform He Hedeclared Hedeclared
declared the ticket should be composed composedof
of men both of whom had been Demo Democrats Demoelats ¬
crats in even iwlitical affiliation He Hetherefore Hetherefore
therefore seconded the nomination of ofAdlai ofAdlal
Adlai E Stevenson StevensonSTONE StevensonSTONE
STONE FOB STEVENSON STEVENSONThe
The audience then received Governor
Stone of Missouri with great enthu enthusiasm enthuslesm ¬
siasm rising to its feet and cheering cheerinerand cheeringand
and waving flags while the band bandplayed bandplayed
played Dixie When ben he spoke it was waswith waswith
with deliberation and he was given givenstrict givenstrict
strict attention particularly by the lo local 1 1cal ¬
cal audience His eulogy of Teller and andTowne andTowne
Towne called for a burst of applause aoolauseand applauseand
and his sentiment that even if they
had been Republicans their support of ofsilver ofsilver
silver and Mr Bryan entitled them to toseats toseats
seats in this convention was the sig signal sigsal ¬
sal for more enthusiasm His closing closingremarks closingremarks
remarks seconding Mr Stevenson and andsaying andsaying
saying that all who differed in 1S96 1S96should 186should
should be welcomed to the party in
1800 if they would come was ap applauded p ¬
plauded He said saidMr saidMr
Mr Cha ChalrmanI rman I am not directed or orrequested orrequested
requested to second the nomination of ofany ofany
any candidate by the Missouri dele delegation delegallon ¬
gallon I come before you because you
have asked me to do so and to speak speakmy speakmy
my own individual sentiment I re regret regret ¬
gret somewhat the utterances of the thedistinguished thedistinguished
distinguished senator from Mississippi MississippiCheers MississippiCheers
Cheers and a voice Thais right rightI
I shall second the nomination of the thesame thesame
same gentleman but for different rea reasons
sons than assigned by him No man
living rejoices more today that we have
in this country a United Democracy Democracywith Democracywith
with the spirit of the conqueror in its itst itsbreast
breast t > reast But I cannot consent as a aDemocrat aDemocrat
Democrat living in a state which in
1900 will do what it did in 189S 189 give giveits giveIts
its electoral vote to Mr Bryan by a amajority amajority
majority of 606W 60WNcorning coming from this thisstronghold thisstronghold
stronghold i jo < not and cannot con consent consent ¬
sent to have pass unchallenged any anyutterance anyutterance
utterance reflecting upon these splen splendid splendid ¬
did men these heroic patriots who in
1896 under the leadership of Teller and andTowne andTowne
Towne cheers bolted the Republican Regubtlcanconvention Republicanconvention
convention and supported Mr Bryan Bryanfor Bryanfor
for the presidency And I feel that thatwhen thatwhen
when they are invited to occupy seats seatsin seatsin
in this convention today they are en entitled entitled ¬
titled to as much consideration re respect nosped ¬
sped and honor as the men who walk walked walked ¬
ed out of the Democratic convention In InChicago inChicago
Chicago in 1896 Mingled cheers yells yellsand yellsand
and hisses No man welcomes with withwarmer withwarmer
warmer or more grateful heart the re return return ¬
turn or Democrats who for their own ownreasons ownreasons
reasons eouM not support our ticket ticketin
in 1396 189 than I I want all of thent back backwithout backwithout
without any sort of sacrifice being of offered offered ¬
fered or required Applause I want wantto wantto
to take a sponge and v wipe ipe off the theblackboard theblackboard
blackboard and iet et us be one family In Inall inall
all things and in all respects but b t at atthe atthe
the same time I feel that the gentle gentlemen gentlemen ¬
men to whom I have referred are en entitled entitled
titled to consideration here hereI
I do not believe for the very reasons reasonshe reasonshe
he gavej gave or the reasons which are in his hisown hisown
own mind that that splendid gallant gallantDemocrat gallantDemocrat
Democrat from New York should be becompelled becompelled
compelled to accept the nomination
here I do not believe that Mr Towne Towneought
ought to be nominated by this convert convertton
ton I believe for party reasons and andpublic andpublic
public reasons which I have not time timenor timenor a
nor disposition now to elaborate that thatof thatof t
of a the names that have been pre presented proseated
seated before this convention It would wouldbe 1
be the part of political wisdom and andgood andgood 1
good judgment to place Illinois candl candldate canclidate
date Adal E Stevenson upon this thisticket thisticket s
ticket with William Jennings Bnan BnanApplause BryanPApplause
Applause ApplauseNebraska
Nebraska passed in the call fornom for nom nomIncus
inees saying they had nobody to pre present
sent as a candidate candidateNEWI2ANDS
NEWLANDS FOB TOWNE TOWNENevada
Nevada tyad lad Newlands present their theirviews theirviews
views He nominated Towne as their theirchoice theirchoice
choice speaking as follows He said
Mir Chairman and Gentlemen
nf
Convention CoentionThe The Democratic nartv nartvpresented pare
presented to the country a platfJL platfJLexalted plauf plaufexalted
exalted haractetv appealing to tfo tfoscience tiu
science the te Judgment and the theof
of the people It has nominated a 7
dWate of o lx ixible xibfe Integrity Integritypurp of u uimrpose
imrpose purp se and unimpeachable char charvno A Awho
who vno b8 under conditions of cctional r rtional >
tional difficulty maintained b btion I Ithat
that to the cause of reform pi pinot p pnot
not headstrong confident bur r y t JJ JJsufficient but butsufficient
sufficient near t the Deoni penpiC penpiCdemagogIc K Kdemagogic
demagogic courageous and andtic nthu
tic yet deliberate and wise he heas
j as the ideal candidate of a m mwhich inwhich
which means the return to t the theconservatism w
conservatism of our fathers and
a <
termined opposition to new newboth territori
both in government and andwhich onumW onumWwhich
which threaten the security
rf
° Ur Urstitutions Urand
stitutions sad the
prosperity ProsperityWe 0 0masses
masses massesWe
We are now to select the man who
to be associated with him in inhefoes undijJ undijJbefore
before th the people and the nnn nnat nnatquiremont n 7 7possess
quiremont of theehour is tha j jpossess
possess the ability the intellect Ifltrjrtlogic t tlogic
logic the power and the theness ptrsitisir ptrsitisirness
ness to voice to the peopie ih iiipurposes yv yvpurposes
purposes sad aspirations of the th IfeJr IfeJrcratle p pcratic
cratle party and of all the for forform es of jg
form formTOWNES formTOWNES
TOWNES COURSE COTTBSEThere COURSEThor
There stands preeminent in tb tbcountry t tcountry
country a man who four years yearsabandoned vegaabandoned >
abandoned the hopes of high i rfer irfgnuent > rferment
ment In the Republican party partyto r rto
to yield anything to his matchless abtf
Ity for the heat acrimony and bitterl bitterlBess bflter bflterness
ness of a great popular contest contestwhich cunuewhich
which the corporate wealth wealthcountry f tb tbcountry
country was arrayed against the in interests j jterests
terests of the messes Outside Of Xr
Bryan Mr Towns of Minnesota np npsents 1psents
sents more than any other man in tht thtcountry t tcountry
country tb the reform sentiment F Fyears Fyears
years ago he walked from th Repub fleruScan ¬
Scan convention he proposed t > Wa waft
into the Democratic party Ho Hoprevented w wprevented
prevented from so doing by b th the > lear leafcnof learof
of the Democratic party high in IH IHand Jae Jaeand
and authority who contended that ih ihplace his hisplace
place was at the head of those Hepub Hepublicans itp5licans
licans who were true to the thecanism RrpuWi RrpuWicanism
canism > of Lincoln and who wer aVtr aVtrto abgto
to line up with the Democrats ia o osupport tisupport
support of a a common candidate candidateacquiesced H Hacquiesced
j acquiesced took the n luist t of duty as assigned a asigned
to him and under the
signed name of ofsilver c csilver
silver Republican fought for Demo Demoeratic DenensUe
ensUe success He subscribed letter letterand
and spirit to the Chicago platform platformhe
he brought the power of his influence influenceto
to the union everywhere of the refonr refonrforce refiriforce
force in support of Mr Bryans can candidacy candidacy ¬
didacy and after a defeat from whirl wnicbMr whirlMr
Mr Bryan rose the moral victor victordevoted he hedevoted
devoted himself for four years to topropaganda tho thopropaganda
propaganda of Democratic principles principlesHis principleHis
His nomination will amalgamate im imone intone <
i one political organization the refonr refonrforces reror rerorforces
forces which hitherto whilst united it itpurpose irpurpose
purpose have been divided in dud discipline dudpliuue
pline He possesses in the highest de degree 4 4gree ¬
gree the logical as well as the orator oratorical oretorical
ical qualities and his character and andlofty anflefty
lofty patriotism lift up and dignify ha hautterances hi hiutterances
utterances utterancesThis utterancesThis
This is a campaign which will bo boconducted b bconducted
conducted by the Republicans witt wittvast wit witvast
vast expenditures of money perfect perfectdiscipline perfectdIscipline
discipline and perfect organization Op Opposed tipposed
posed to it will be a campaign of logic logicreason ingireason
reason persuasion and appeal to h hiI hiIpatriotism ri ripatriotism
patriotism For such a campaign Mr MrTowne MrTowns
Towns is preeminently qualified H Hwill Wwill
will take the place which Mr Bry Bryar Bryartook r rtook
took and which regard for his health healthforbids beaitLforbids
forbids his taking again in a campaign campaignreaching campaignreaching
reaching every center of population populationand populationand
and every class throughout the coun country country ¬
try Such powers rise in inuMMrtaw inuMMrtawhigh importanehigh
high above geographical consideration considerationin
in making the candidates the spokes spokesmen spokesmen
men of the entire people not tb tbspokesmen thspokesmen
spokesmen and candidate of a a locality localityI loealit loealitI
I therefore second the nomination o oCharles eCharles
Charles A Towne of Minnesota fo fovice tovIce
vice president believing him to be betrue betrue
true Democrat one who can best shor shorto sherto
to the people that Lincoln Republican Republicanism ¬
ism and Bryan Democracy are th thsame thsame
same and who will convince the peo peopie pecpie
pie that a wise conservatism demand demandthe demandthe
the restoration of the principles of Jet Jefferson Jetferson ¬
ferson and Lincoln in our ideals o ogovernment ogovernment
government governmentWhen governmentWhen
When New Hampshire was caller callerColonel callefo1onel
Colonel Henry O Kent made a v ver vershort t tshort
short speech in favor oC Stevenson StevensonDelegate SteveosnDelegateDaly
Delegate DelegateDaly Daly of New Jersey rose t tsecond tsecond
second the nomination of Hill H Hspoke Fspoke
spoke vigorously and his terse soeet soeetcalled sneacalled
called forth loud cheers cheersPatrick cheersPatrick
Patrick Haccarren rose in n his set sejwhen setwhen
when the roll call reached New Yr Yrand Y Yand
and announced that th the Empire s etat etatwould ai aiwould
would yield its time to Delaware L LIrving LIrving
Irving Handy of that state took a i iplatform 3 3platform
platform and like Mr Daly spkA fry fryHill U UHill
Hill He declared that although tb tbsenator ft ftsenator
senator had declined a bettar soidf soidfhad iidyhad
had never walked beneath th the I Denes Denescratic > nj njcratic
cratic flag and when he was nomnai nomasthe i ihe
he would take it itC30WD itCROWD
CROWD IMPATIENT IMPATIENTThe
The convention was very impair impairand jmpaterover
over the long list of seconding speehc speehcand
and there were frequent calls ciliaTime c cTime
Time before he concluded concludedSenator concludedSenator
Senator White of California sr srdaring srwk srwkenergetically
energetically from the platform de deelating
daring that those who did not desin desinto deem deemto
to hear the nominating speeches cool coolgo cou1go
go out If they did not care to go oui ouithey U1 U1they
they should keep quiet quietNorth quietNorth
North Dakota from the floor second seconded seconded ¬
ed the nomination of D B Hill HillS HillS
S M Gates a tall powerful son o oNorth 0North
North Carolina presented the name nameColonel nameCoioei <
Colonel Julian Can from his sar taf > K Kspoke 5spoke
spoke briefly and escaped the usual re reminder remeinder ¬
minder conveyed in the call of f Time TimeOhio TirneOhio
Ohio put in nomination the name nanteA nameA
A W Patrick of the Buckeye state stateHis stairHis
His name was presented by M A ADaugherty ADaugherty
Daugherty who was one of the fe fespeakers fee feeSpeakers
speakers whose seconding sperchrf sperchrfcould srcbecould
could be heard at any distano froe froethe I roc rocthe
the platform platformOregon platformOregon
Oregon front the floor seconded th thnomination thnomination
nomination of J Hamilton Leis o oWashington oWashington
Washington WashingtonPENNSYLVANIA WashingtonPENNSYLVANIA
PENNSYLVANIA IN LIKE LIKEJ
J H Sowden of Pennsylvania reaj rea reafrom
from a yellow sjip ip of paper his h hseconding speerf speerfseconding
seconding Stevenson Although h hspoke b bspoke
spoke clearly and distinctly the t tie crotr crotrin rCtc rCtcin
in its impatience repeatedly interraptr interraptrhim jflte aPtt aPtthim
him by calls of Louder Time TimeVote TimVote
Vote H He read readily and the tIi tu tumult ICmull
mull increased to such an ext rr rrChairman 51Chairman
Chairman Richardson was wasIs ompelte ompeltet
t Is use his save xaveJ freely freelyMr
Mr Sowden said saidMr saidMr
Mr Chairman and Gentlemr GentlemrConvention > f fConventionsOn
Convention ConventionsOn On behalf of th t r rCommonwealth a acommonwealth
commonwealth of PennsvlvanU nt tr trcast tbtcast
cast over 4MON for our mauhlr mauhlrer =
er William J Bryan in iv i ipear I a apear
pear to second the nomination nommnstinwho f fwho >
who as congressman as jnstmasier jnstmasiergeneral n ngeneral
general and as vice president presidenfaithful v ts tsfaithful
faithful to his duties and wh n 1 h hways
ways been loyal to the rxrvraw rxrvrawparty D Crti Crtiparty
party partyHe partyHe
He is preeminently an anioned oMfas oMfasioned
ioned Democrat one of the pt > ia r ralways pe Pr Pralways
always loyal to their inte interstS > si sicongressman I Icongressman
congressman he uniformly V ei f fsuch
such legislation as advanced the I 1 1tenial ma material ¬
terial prosperity of his etiItr etiItrthe unry an anthe
the people He was always tV tVand f fand
and obliging and as the prt prr115 prr115fleer = ian ianficer °
fleer of the United State i za zacommanded tf
commanded the respect and andof iiSu iiSuof
of every member of that hish r rhonorable n nhonorable
honorable body He is hones t mr mrand rIgt rIgtand
and capable and withal a aHe > rioeri rioeriHe
He was born a Democrat He Heraised H Hraised
raised a Democrat He has stool ur urevery U1every >
every Democratic platform H1 H1man B a amart
man in the strong vigor of hs n1 n1hood iis iishood
hood and is fully capable of ii mik11t mik11tthorough kinv kinvthorough
thorough canvass of the country cOUflt Y m mevent a aevent
event of his nomination This Thisventlon T1Svention
ventlon can make no mistake m fl flmating c cmating >
mating him as its candidate f fr frsecond ° r rsecond
second highest omce in our ourHe repuP1
He carried Illinois as a candilat candilatfore
fore for this same office in lvy 1 1he
he will carry carr it again if you jta jtaon
on the ticket Applause Applauseadopted Yi > a
adopted a superb platform up1 upri uprievery j
every honest Democrat can stand standagaii standagais
agaii its is Americanism n acitizen l
citizen ti > n 1 1it
can take any excer exceptifl
it you have nominated on one < of ofCTniWIoBt ofgrandest
CTniWIoBt grandest Americaa ATn r n atatesrntli atatesrntliWilliam it < nll < > f I IWilliam
William J Bryan If you youyour susp suspyour
your good work by the nominal nominalAdlai nomtfl3tt nomtfl3ttAtIlal
Adlai E Stevenson you may re reI rest restsated
sated that it wIll be ratified tit tb I Iin
in November Applause ApplauseSouth ApplauselSouth
I South Carolina from the floor floorCoatlnued >
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