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GARRETT A. HOBART,
OF NEW JERSEY.
The Nominees of the Republican
For President and Vice President of the
United Slates The Platform De
clares for the Gold Mone
The Nomination Made After a Contin
uous Session Last lug Over
St. Lot is, June it The battle has
been fought " the Kepuliliian na
tional convention. .Villkua MeKin
ley, of Ohio, is the nominee of the
partv for president and Garrett A.
Hobart, of 'ew Jersey, for vice-president
on a platform distinctly declar
ing for a pold monetary standard.
The only really sensational feature
of the convention was the withdrawal
of some of the western silver leader,
headed by Senator Teller, of Colorado,
an event that had been discounted
by a previous declaration of inten
tion. The proceedings, as a whole, were
of the cut-and-dried order, the results
leinr practically as they were mapped
out bv the McKinlev managers; so that
while' there has beu a certain amount
nf enthusiasm manifested, it has been
sis nothing compared with other his
toric republican conventions.
Following is a synopsis of the pro
At 12:20 n. m. Senator Carier. chairman
the Republican national committe
convcution to order.
The chaplain Kabbi Sale opened
nraver the whole assemblage stauding.
At the conclusion of the invocation Chairman
rarter said the convention was "assembled in
-ronmlianee with the terms of a call issued by
the national committee on the 14th of Decern
ber, IfcaV which he requested the secretary to
Chairman Carter then said: "Gentlemen of
the eonventiou: Hv direction of the national
committee. 1 present for your approval for
your temporary chairman, lion. Charles W.
Fairbanks, of Indiana."
The selection of the committee was approved
without a dissenting voice.
Upon taking the stand Temporary Chairman
Fairbanks delivered an addrcs-.touchiiiir upon
national prosperity; the signal failure i.f the
democratic administration: the financial rec
ord of the republican party and the free-silver
heresy. An allusion to Blaiue produced a
genuine demonstration, the delegates rising
and cheering repeatedly.
The roll of states was accordingly called and
the members of the various committees
At the conclusion of the call Powell Clayton,
of Arkansas, sent up a resolution relating to
the determination of election contests, which
he asked to have read and referred; but ob
jection being made it was referred without be
A resolution from colored people of Illinois
affecting their rights as a race was treated in
u. like manner.
After an announcement of the places and
times of meeting of the four committees the
convention, at 1:47 p. m.. adjourned until
Teduesday morning at ten o'clock.
St. Loris, June 17 The convention was
tailed toorder at lu:4r. Prayer was uttered by
Lev Ir. William ;. Williams.
Mr. Lodge, of Massachusetts, from the com
mittee on resolutions, reported progress and
usked further time, which was unanimously
The commit1 ee on credentials was called
uiMiu fur its report but was n t ready.
The committee on permanent organisation
made similar report.
A motion to take recess until 8.10 o'clock
The report of the committee on permanent
organisation was submitted ami adopted.
A committee was appointed to conduct Per
manent Chairman Thurston to the platform.
On motion of Gov. Bushncil. of Ohio, the
convention adjourned until 2 p. in.
At 2:10 p. ui. the convention was opened with
prayer by Bishop Aruolt, of Wilberforce col
Mr. Madden, nt Chicago, presented a cava!!
made from a portion of the house in which
Lincoln once lived.
The chairman, in accepting it. exp-essed the
.&oie that the inspiration of the immortal Lin
coln might lire the hearts of the coavcutiun to
Judge Denny, of Kentucky, presented a
travel made from wood which forme. 1 a part of
The homestead of Henry Clay, father of pro
tection. The report of the committee on credentials
la favor of seating the Higgins delegates from
Delaware and the ilelogates-at-large and the
.delegates from Texas, on the list headed by
Juhn Grant was presented. The report also
recommended that the roll of delegates and
alternates of the convention from the several
t Males and territories, as prepared by the na
zjuaal committee for the temporary organiza
tion, be approved as the permanent roll of this
Mr. Hepburn presented a minority report
vecotnmending the seating of the Addicks del
egation from lc!aware and of the Cuney dele
gation from Texas, and that the other con
tested cases acted upon by the national com
mittee be referred to the credentials commit
tee for full investigation.
The majority report was. after some discus
sion, adopted: Yeas. 5tiS't: nays. 33s4.
The chairman of the committee on resolu
tions was recognized and reported that the
rilalforiu would be ready al8p.m.
Discussion was then commenced under the
previous question on the majority and minor
Sty reports, each side being allowed 3D min
cites. After the close of the discussion the majority
report of the committee on credentials was
adopted without division.
Gen. Bingham, of Pennsylvania, submitted
the report of the committee on rules, which was
The convention then, on motion of Gen.
Grosveuor, adjourned until 10 a. m. Thursday.
An All Day Session.
At 10:85 the president. Senator Thurston, an
nounced that the divine blessing would be in
voked by Kev. John K. Scott, of Florida.
Mr. Scott, a stout, very dark negro, delivered
a short and feeling prayer, beginning: "Father
of all, from whose hands the centuries fall like
grains of sand, we meet to-day united, free and
loyal." He closed with the recital of the
The chairman said the first order of busi
ness was the reception of the report of the com
mittee on resolutions, and the chair recog
eized for that purpose Senator-elect Foraker,
Mr. Forager, as he stepped upon the plat
form, was received with hearty applause. He
said: "As chairman of the committee on reso
lutions, I have the honor to report as follows,"
and proceeded to read the platform.
Mr. Foraker read In clear Toles. with dis- j
tinet enunciation. He pave a pointeo. empna- ,
sis to the indorsement oi t-resiuem niii
which was received with cheers.
The reading of the plattorm as a wno.e
listened to with marked attention, and at the
close It was (rreatly :heercd. The reading oc
cupied 25 minutes.
Mr. Foraker niovea tne auopuou u
port as the republican national platform for
Then the chair, amid the m-eatniess auen-
Jion of the convention, recognizeu
Toller, who sent to the secretary s desk and
had read the following minority report:
We. the undersigned members of the com
mittee on resolutions, ooing imaniusi
with that portion of the majority report which
treats on the subject oi coinage anu uuimic,
respectfully submit the following paragraph as
a substitute therefor:
Th rcnublicnn oartv favors the use or ootn
gold and silver as equal standard money, and
pledges its power to secure tne tree, un-
estrioted and independent coinage pi goiti unit
liver at our mints at the ratio of Id parts of
silver to one of foil."
Snmtnr Ttllrr. of Cfl.'railo.
Mr. Teller then advanced to the front and
commenced to address the convention in ex
planation of his course. He denied that his
advocacy of free silver was in any manner
controlled by the fact that he represented a
state which produces silver. He contended
for it because he believed that no country
could prosper without it. and because
he believed that it was the great
weight which was new weighing
down the country. Professing tolerant c,
from those who differed from him. he said his
decision had been arrived at after many years
of deliberate thought. The great contest
whether there should be one flag or two in this
country was not more important than this.
Confronted for the first time in the history of
this glorious party of ours with the danger of a
financial system which in our judgment would
be destructive to the country, they were called
upon to decide whether to adhere to it or re
He asked the convention to pardon him if he
closed w ith some personal allusions. He had
formed his conclusions on this subject to such
an extent that this became binding on his con
science. He believed the morality, tc-civilization
nay. the very religion of this country
were at stake in tins contest. Mea in distress
were neither patriotic nor htave. This was
what made him a republican, because he be
lieved its principles were calculated to build
up and sustain the unfortunate and distress 1.
He did not believe this could be done on the
jrold standard. With this solemn conviction
upon him he must sever his connection with
the political organization w ith which he had
been so long associated.
He recognized the jibes and sneers that
would follow him. but he was used to that.
Before the republican party was organized he
stood for the doctrine of free silver, free homes
and equal rights. iCheers. There were few
men ill the party who had been more sincerely
attached to its principles taan he. and he
could not go out of it without b":irt
burning and regret. "If I goout of the repub
lican party, he said. I care not what the conse
quences niay be. whether it tskes me out of
political life or not. 1 go out with a feeling at
least that I maintain my consistency and man
hood, and my conscience approves the sacrifice,
for sacrilice it is."
Mr. Foraker. of Ohio, chairman of the com
mittee on resolutions, moved to lay Senator
Teller's substitute on the table, which motion,
seconded by Mr. Lodge, of Massachusetts, pre
vailed: Yeas. SIS'i: nays. 1'fcV;.
Mr. Foraker was recognized to demand the
previous question on the passage of the resolu
tions. Senator DuViis. of Idaho, rising in the body
of the h:'l. asked that a setKirate vote be taken
on the financial plank.
1 Vies of ":io. '
The previous question was ordered with only
a few fe ble noes. Mr. Dubois demanded a
roll-call of the stales on the passage of the
iinanrial nhtnk. and Colorado and Montana
seconded the call.
The chair said th" ouestion to be voted on
was: -Shall the financial plank be adopted as
the sense of this convention:'
The roll-cnl! was ordered, resulting: Ayes.
St-!'.: noes. I!;!1.
The platform as a whole was then adopted
bv viva v.K'e vote.
ii, i--p.ii.l- rnnnon. the youthful senator
fr..,. i-i:ili nilvanred to the plattorm, aim,
h senator Teller sitting by his sl.lo. reau in
tones and w ith many gestures a pro-
Stuator Cannon, of Utah.
When Mr. Cannon had nearly finished the
reading of the document, cries of "Time" and
counter-cries of "No; let him finish." were
The chair again appealed for respectful at
tention to the protest, which he said was
The names of tho signers to the protest, as
read by the secretary, were greeted with
hisses, and a voice in the rear called out
"Good-by. mv lover, good-by." as Senator
Mantle and his associates tiled out of the hall,
mnrrhinc dowa the main aisle. Tho whole
convention rose and yelled and waved flags,
hats and fans, while the band played patriotic
airs, the assemblage singing the chorus:
'Throo cheers for the red. white and blue." to
the accompaniment or the baud, and shouting
till they were hoarse. The chair, when the
tumult had in some measure subsided, said in
his slow, deliberate way:
GENT1.KMKS OF THE CONVENTION There
seem to be enough delegates left to do busi
ness. Great cheers. The chair now asks
that a gentleman from Montana who did not go
out . Here an outburst of cheering drowned
the rest of the tentence and cries were made
for Lee Mantle. He was asked to come to the
platform, but declined to do so. Mr. Mantle
stood on his chair in the rear of the hall, ad
dressed the chair and spoke as follows:
"I desire to say that a majority of the dele
gation from the state of Montana has not felt
that, under all the circumstances surrounding
this occasion, they were justified in actually
going out of the convention. Applausel. But.
Mr. Chairman. I am bound to say, in deference
to the opinions and wishes of the majority of
the republicans of the state of Montana, that
we can not give our approval or our indorse
ment to the financial plank this day adopted.
Senator Brown, of Utah, speaking from the
Mm. Chairman The delegatlcn from Utah
does not bo'L -Cheers. TTe flo not brtlere
a . ' , """.-T.!::
the people, but the guardian of liberty and the
protector of honest government. Applause.
Three of our delegation have ece. and I am
here to express our sori o-.v at their departure.
Senator lirowa concluded by asking that tho
three alternates he had named be allowed to
sit in the convention in place of the delegates
who have left.
The chairman said unless objection was
made this would be so ordered.
No dissenting voice being raised, the three
alternates, LinJsey Kogers, Web Greene and
Joseph A. Smith, were seated as delegates
The chair next recognized Mr. Buricigh, of
Mr. Burleigh, speaking from the platform,
said the young state of Washington yields her
place for patriotic devotion to loyal allegiance
to this government, and the tenets of this party
to none. We did not come here, lie said,
for inspiration on the silver question.
We brought our inspiration with us.
We believe in the single gold standard
because we believe that the money
which pays th bunker in Wall street his in
terest is none too good t, pay the laborer in
Montana. Then he added that with protec
tion, reciprocity and the cho-en standard
bearer, Wm. McKinley. Washington would
give a good account of herself in November.
This was the first t,ii;? MeClnley's ni'mc had
been publicly mentioned in the procceuings,
and it was received with cheers.
The states were then called for their choice
of members of the national committee, and the
names were sent up.
The president then dire. te ' the call of states
for nominations for the presidency. The first
state to respond was Iowa, when Mr. IS. M,
Baldwin, of Council Bluffs, came to the plat
form and nominated Senator W. B. Allison, of
The next state to respond was Massachu
setts, and Senator Lodgo. of that stale.camc to
the platform and nominated Thomas B. Heed.
When the slate of New York was called. Mr.
Sutherland, of Kochester. rose and said that
the name of New York's favorite son would be
presented bv another " favorite son of that
state and of all the states, Cbauncey M. De-
A round of cheers greeted Mr. Depew as he
made his way to the platform and proceeded to
put in nomination Gov. Levi P. Morton.
Mr. Dcpew's speech repeatedly elicited
bursts of laughter and applause, particularly
one interpolated passage, in which he said:
"I wonder what our erring, bolting brothers
will say when they arrive at the celestial
city, which is governed by rcpumican prin
ciples, and are met there by St. Peter with a
golden key. As he sat Uown no was louuiy
The state of Ohio was called, and Senator
Foraker came to the front. 1 here was such
cheering as had not marked the proceedings of
the convention at any previous tune.
He characterized the four years of demo
cratic administration as one stupendous dis-
r which had fallen on all alike, the just
and the unjust. Hut this affliction had one
compensating advantage; it had destroyed the
democratic party. Their approaching na
tional convention was an approaching national
ni:;ht:nare. No one knew what they were going
to do. and no one was seeking the nomination
except u limited few who had proclaimed their
unfitness bv announeinir a willingness to stand
oa any platform. If the republican party made
no mistake here, it would be re-established in
control of the government to hold it till Provi
dence in His infinite mercy chose again to
chasten the nation laughter ami applausel.
The people wanted something more than a
mere business man. a fearless le.nier. a wise
statesman, but one who. In addition to all these.
presented qualifications which were exactly
the opposite of this free-trade, deficit-making.
bond-issuing democratic administration. "1
present to you such a man," said Guv. Foraker,
in William McKinley.
At this point pandemonium was let loose and
the convention gave up to unrestricted yelling,
cheering, horn blowing, whistling, catcalling
and all the other devices common to such oc
casions. A number of red. white and blue
plumes which (carefully wrapped up) had been
brought into the convention earlier in
the proceedings were uncovered and
waved, whilst almost every delegate seemed
to be wildly gesticulating with either a fan or
a Sag in the air. The band tried in vain to
compete with the ear-splitting clamor, but at
last the strains of "Marching Through Georgia
caught the ears of the crowd, and they joined
in the chorus and gradually quieted down.
Then a portrait of McKinley was hoisted on
a line with the United States flag on the gal
lery facing the platform, and the cheering be
gan over again, to which th"; band responded
by playing "Rally 'Hound, the Flag." the con
vention joining in the chorus.
After at least twelve minutes of this kind of
proceeding the chair began to rap for a re
storation of order, but without avail.
Gov. Foraker stood through all this scene,
smiling his appreciation. Mr. Hepburn, of
Iowa, had in the meantime been called to the
chair by Mr. Thurston, but just when he had
nearly restored order Mrs. H. W. Strong, of
California, who had presented the plumes In
honor of Ohio's choice, made her appearance
on the floor waving one of them, and an
other uncontrollable outbreak of temporary
insanity occurred. During the interval of con
fusion a three-quarter face, life-size, sculp
tured bust of McKinley was presented to Mr.
Foraker by the republican cluo of the Univer
sity of Chicago. The bust was in a mahogany
frame, decorated with red. white and
blue ribbons, and with a bow
of the maroon-colored ribbon forming the
colors of the university. The portrait was the
wcrk of Mr. Harris Hirseh, and was presented
by Dr. Llston H. Montgomery . of Chicago, with
a letter signed by Mr. A. L. Ickcs. president of
the club. It was accepted by Gov. Foraker in
dumb show. After 25 minutes of Incessant
turmoil Mr. Foraker was allowed to resume
He said from what had occurred it wan evi
dent the convention had heard of bis candidate
before. Then he sketched his career, his var
services under Phil Sheridan, bis legislative
experience under James O. Blaine, and
elalmed for him the honor of bavin
been, when in congress, the leader of
the house of representatives and the
author of the McKinley bill. He closed an
eloquent peroration by submitting in the name
of the 46 delegates from Ohio. William Mc
Kinley's name tor the consideration of the con
Mr. Thurston, of Nebraska, was recognized
by Temporary Chairman Hepburn, and second
ed the nomination of McKinley.
At the close of Mr. Thurston's effective
speech cries of "vote" were raised, interpersed
with cries of "Quay." In the midst of this
Gov. Hastings took the stand and placed in
nomination t"je name of Matthew Stauley
Gov. Hastings was listened to with attention
notwithstanding that the sun had for over an
hour been streaming unobstructed through the
window s of the hall and beating on the heads
of the delegates, and the delegates had been
in continuous session over six hours.
There was quite a formidable demonstration
of applause for Quay at the close of Gov.
Hastings' speech, but it was participated in by
only a small portion of the convention and was
maintained w ith difficulty though w ith much
noise and amid counter demonstrations almost
as numerous. As it was dying away the
rythmic cry of "Quay. Quay, Matt S. Quay."
accompanied b.- stamping of feet, set it going
again, the hisses increased in volume, and
delegates began to pelt each other with rolled-
Cries of "vote, vote," were started in rythm
rteat down t!.c cries of "Q jay." The chair-
man rapped in vain for some time, but
llnaily order was restored and the call of
states was rjyr;.ed, ar?J Mr. J. Madison
Vaiice a colored delegate from Louisiana, was
recognized to second McKialey.
At the close of his brief remarks the chair
man announced that the call of slates being
completed, the order called for balloting for a
president of the United States.
A call of the state of Alabama was begun and
led off with 1 for .Morton and IV for McKinley.
Arkansas and California cast their solid votes
for McKinley. Connecticut cast 5 votes for
Keed and 7 for McKinley: Delaware a
solid vote for McKinley; Florida 8 for McKin
ley: Georgia i for Keed, i for Quay, and for
One of the colored delegates from Florida
amid augry protests insisted on challenging the
vote and Senator Thurston, who had resumed
the chair, said that the right of challenge should
lie given every delegate. The delegation being
polled it was found that Morton had 3 votes in
Florida and McKinley only 6 instead of 8, as
announced by the chairman of the delegation.
A challenge of Georgia followed, and re
sulted in conlirming the vote as previously an
Illinois' vote was announced 45 McKinley
and 2 Keed: was challenged, and a poll re
sulted in showing no change. Indiana cast its
ltd votes for McKiniey. Iowa, amid a slight
demonstration of applause, cast its:H votes for
Allison: Kansas '-ororMeKiuley: Kentucky mX
Louisiana cast a curious vote: one -half vote
Keed. one-half vote Quay, one-half vote blank,
and II for McKirley.
So the voting went on without further inci
dent until Massachusetts jive 1 vote for Mc
Kinley and the rest for Heed.
The McKinley column steadily Increased.
When Mississippi's s vots wi re cast for Mc
Kinley another of the c-dorel brethren de
manded a poll, which showed 1 vote for Quay
and 17 for McKinley. Montana cast 1 vote for
MeKinley. 1 for Don Cameron, of Pennsylva
nia: 1 blank and 1 absentee. The chair calle
the name of Mr. Hartmaa's alternate, and he
There was a decided sensation when the
vote of New York was challenged by Warner
Miller, it had been announced 54 for Morton
and 17 for . McKinley. Joseph H. Newins was
absent in the first district and the name of his
alternate was called. Mr. C! ruber raised a
la jgh by saving: "He's just leaving the room
to avoid voting '
The next alternate was called and voted for
McKinley. The delegation voted solidly for
Morton till the half votes were reached, when
the halves divided equally between McKinley
and Morton. Then came quite a number of
breaks for MeKinley and three absentees were
noted in the 2Hth district, John F. Parkhurst.
and both the alternates, Charles M. Woodward
and Charles T. Andrews. The poll resulted in
showing the vote to be exactly as announced:
Morton 54. McKinley 17.
When Ohio was reached the requisite num
ber of votes were given to nominate McKinley
and the convention recognizing the fact with
out announcement broke into cheers.
Texas delayed the final announcement a lit
tle by a challenge from one of the dissastsfted
colored brethren. The poll resulted in 21 Mc
Kinley. 5 Keed. 3 Allison. " Absent.
Another colored delegate hallenged the vote
of Virginia, and again delayed the official an
nouncement of the final result, eliciting marks
of impatience and dissatisfaction from the
convention. Vltsrinia's vote on a poll stood:
Keed I. McKinley 2a
All the rest of the roll of states went solid
When the territories were reached New
Mexico cast 1 vote for Allison and 5 for Mc
Kinley. and amid howls of derision one of the
delegates challenged the vole, anu a poll
confirmed the accuracy of the first announce
ment. Alaska wound up the roll by casting its
newly conferred four votes for McKinley.
The absent delegate from New York. Mr.
Parkhurst. here appeared and by unanimous
consent cast his vote for Morton, making the
total vote: Morton. 55; McKinley, 17.
All of the states having been called, the
president stated before the announcement of
the result, that application had been made to
him for recognition by the representatives of
the defeated candidates to make a certain mo
tion. He believed it would be the fairest way
to recognize them in the order in which the
nominations had been made.
He proceeded to announce the result of the
vote. hen he announced that W m. -McKinley
had received 661 votes the scene of an
hour ago was repeated. Delegates and spec
tators arose and cheered and waved flags and
banners and the pampas plumes of Califor
nia: the band struck up "My Country, Tis of
Thee." and cheers and huzzas real the tic
Following is the detailed rote for
W est irginia
Di-trict of Columbia
61 S! 8',i
Blank. 4. Cameron
Necessary to a choico 4-VI.
Total number of delegates present 90S.
There was not a single one of the fifteen or
or sixteen thousand people in the great bail
who did not do his or her best to swell the
sounds of jubilee. The women were as en
thusiastic as the men. It seemed as if no one
would be seated again, and as if orderly pro
ceedings would never more be attempted. One
young man oa the platform waved, on the
point of the national banuer. a lace cocked
hat such as the conqueror of Marengo is rep
resented as having worn.
This syrob ! of victory added, if possible, to
the enthusiasm, and the noise was swelied by
t ae booming of artillery outside.
At last the president got achance to continue
his unuouncement of the vote. Thomas B.
Keed. he said, had received fl'i votes: senator
QnayM'i: Levi P. Morton 58; Senator Allison
STi'i-and Don Cameron 1.
Senator Lodge, rising in his delegation and
statiding upon his chair, said:
Mil Chairman, the friends of Mr. Keed have
followed him with the same loyalty whirh he
has shown himself to country and principle
and party. That loyalty, they now transfer to
the soldier, the patriot, the American whom
you have nominated here to-day. and on behalf
of my own state, and. I believe of all the other
New England states that supjiorted Mr. Keed,
I pledge a great majority in oar own states and
our assistance In other states and all the help
we can render for Wra. McKinley. Cheers1,.
1 move you, sir. that the nomination of William
McKinley be made unanimous. Cheers.
Mr. Depew. being called for made a charac
teristically good-natured speech, and was
given an ovation. When he concluded there
was a roar for Mark Hanna. Mr. lianna
stepped upon his chair, but his few words
were inaudible except to those close to him.
Mr. Hastings, of Pennsylvania, who had
nominated Senator Quay, seconded tho mo
tion to make McKinley's noiniuatian unanaui
motis.' Pennsylvania, he said, with the loy
alty which always distinguished her.would be
come the champion of the champion of protec
tion to American industry in. McKinley
and would welcome the issue of American pro
tection, American credit. American policy,
and givo to Wm McKinley the largest ma
jority that she had ever given to a republican
candidate. I Cheers. J
Mr. Thomas c. Piatt, on behalf of the state
of New York, also seconded the motion to
make Wm. McKinley's nomination unani
mous, and declared that New York would give
(if not double) Its usual majority for the re
Mr. Henderson, of Iowa, also se-onded the
nomination of Mr. McKinley. The conven
tion, he said, elected a national committee to
run the coming campaign, but it was not need
e.L The republican country would run the
next campaign. Cheers and laughter. It
was thev who had made the nomination, and
not Mark Hanna or Gen. Grosvcnor. More
applause. The states, he said, would give to
Mr. McKinley a majority unprecedented in
American history. By the authority of the
distinguished senator from Iowa. Mr. Allison,
and in obedience tothe instructions of the Iowa
delegation, he seconded the motion to make
Maj. McKinley the unanimous choice of the
republicans of the United States. Applause.)
Yielding to vociferous calls for a speech. Mr.
Depew mounted his chair in the back part of
the ball where the rays of the evening sun
were beaming on his countenance, which was
itself beaming with joy and good humor. He
"1 am in the happy position now of making
a speech for the man who ls going to be
elected. Laughter and applause. It Is a
great thing for an amateur, when his first
nomination has failed to come iu and second
the man who has succeeded. New York
is here, with no bitter feeling, and
no disaDnointmcnt. Laughter. 1 We
recognize that the waves have submerged us,
but we have bobbed up serenely. (Loud
lnnirhter. 1 It was cannon from Nw York
that sounded first the news of McKinley's
nomination. They said oi Gov. Morton's fa
ther that he brought up a family of ten chil
dren on 4300 a year, and waa. notwitstaading.
gifted in prayer. Laughter. It does not
make any difference how poor he may be,
how out of work, how ragged, how
-THVE BLUE" FLAGS.
Wnrrd in thr Sntional Contention wheti
Kinl'3 vat Svminatrtl.
door to a tramp anybody
may be in tne uniwu wica
he will be "gifted in prayer" at the result of
this convention. Cheers and laughterl.
There is a principle dear to the American heart.
It Is the principle which moves American spin
dles, starts its industries, and makes the wage
earnera sought for instead of seeking employ
ment That principle is embodied iu McKin
ley. His personality explains the
nominatirn to-day. And his personality
will carry into the presidential chair the aspi
rations of the voters of America, of the fami
lies of America, of the homes of America, pro
tection to American industry, and America for
Americans. Cheers. 1
Cries of "Quay" and "Mark Hanna' were
raised. Mr. Hanna. from the body of the hall,
rssponde-l In a few words which were almost
Inaudible In thrfeonfuston. pledgin himself
take his place 'in the ranks aad work for the
election of McKinley.
The chair put the question: "Shall the nom
ination he made unanimous?" and by a rising
Tote it was so ordered, and the chair an
nounced that William McKinley. of Ohio, was
the candidate of the republican party for pres
ident of the United States.
When the applauie which greeted this an
nouncement subsided. Senator Lodge moved
to proceed to the election of vlce-presidea t.
and that the nominating speeches be limit-M
to five minutes. Notwithstanding many ex
pressions of dissent and cries to adjourn, this
motion was declared carried, and at 6:20 p. m..
the convention having now been in continuous
session nearly eight hours and a half, the roll
of states was called for nominations for vice
president. When Connecticut was reached, Mr. Fessen
den took the stand and said:
Two acts have already been performed by
this great convention which should receive tho
hearty and the enthusiastic approval and rati
fication of every looal republican of the United
States. The first is the nomination of the sol
dier, patriot and great statesman of Ohio.
Gov. McKinley. as our choice for the presi
dency. The second is the adoption of a plat
form which in uneqjivocal terms
pledges the republican party of this
gj-eat nation to maintain an hon
est currency, and tho present gold stand
ard. We have also made a declaration ia
favor of American industry, always so ably
championed by the candidate we have chosen.
vwiku people of the state I represent cm
fcic-osYlii their convention in expressing
tneir belief in an honest dollar and a single
standard and that standard gold. Connecti
cut is vitally interested in this question, and
though classed as a doubtful state, we believe
we shall carry her in November for the candi
dates of the republican party.
Carrrtt A. Hvbart.
I have the honor and pleasure of naming for
for the second place on our national ticket
Connecticut man. a man who represents the
sentiments of republicans and protection
ists and sound-money men a staunch and
true republican: a man equally distin
guished for his rare courage, his energy, his
Integrity and his ability. I nominato Hon.
Morgan G. Bulkeley, of Connecticut, for vice
president of the United States.
Mr. Fessenden sketched Mr. Bulkeley's ca
reer, and said he was now at the head of one
of the largest business enterprises of the
state, and had thrice been elected mayor of
the democratic city of Hartford, and had given
them a magnificent administration.
Mr. Humphrey, of Illinois, briefly seconded
the nomination of Mr. Hobart in the name of
The roll call of states was resumed, and New
York made no nomination.
When the state of Khotle Island was called.
Mr. Allen, of Khode Island, came to the stand
and nominated for the vice-presidency Charles
Warren Lippilt. He said that that little state
had given a hero to the revolution in 1776.
Burnside to the Union in 1801, and that it had
now in congress the f ather of the McKinley
protection act (meaning Senator Aldrich).
When the state of Tennessee was called Mr.
Randolph, a delegate from that state, nomin
ated for the. vice-presidency Henry Clay
Evans, of Tennessee.
The nomination of Mr. Kvans was seconded
by Mr. Smith, of Kentucky, (a colored dele
gate), who declared that the republican party
was "the grandest organization this side of
eternity."(Laughter and cheers).No republican
convention for the last thirty years nau lauea
to declare for the sanctity of the ballot, but II
wa3 necessary to do something more than
words. The convention had an opportunity to
do for southern republicans that which It haa
done for northern industry, by giving to them
candidate for the vice-presidency, no saia.
and there would be a new fence of republican
states in the south.
Mr. I. C. Walker, of Virginia (colored). pui
in nomination his fellow-delegate, James A.
Walker. He told the convention that the
financial plank in the platform was -strong
medicine for the southern states, but they pro
posed to take it like little men."
A delegate from West Virginia reported thai
that state was solid for sound money, solid for
McKinley and solid for llobart, of New Jersey,
The balloting for vice-president then be
gan. The call had only proceeded as far as South
l aliota when it became evident that Hobart
had been nominated on the first ballot, and th
dyiegates and '.he crowd in the galleries began
to leave the building.
Following is the ballot for vice-president
3 I M
io l: n
10 1 5
14 l 3
& ... S
5 3 21
"44" " "
12 ... 16
8 10 4
8 . . 17
g ... 8
14 1 1
14 4 12
21 ... 7
6 ... 12
13 ... ft
10 ... 23
3 ... 3
25 I 15
11 ... 12
5 ... 1
3 ... 20
4 1 1
District of Columbia.
51BH' Kl 277
Reed. 1; Thurston, 1.
Scattering Lippitt 8, James A Walker 24w
Reed 3, Thurston 2, Depew 3. Morton 1 and
Absent Montana 5. Nevada 3, Texas 7, Colo,
rado 8. Total absent, 23. Necessary to
Cardinal Satolli's successor as apo
tolic delegate tothe United States is ta
be Mgr. Falconio, titular arehbishos
j .. .