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Standard Bearers Chcsen by the
Democratic National Conven
tion at Kansas City.
CONVENTION PROCEEDINGS IN BRIEF.
geant at-Arms Martin, and the crowd
took advantage of the opportunity to
start Ihe cry of 'Hill." It came from
all quarters of the galleries, but prac
tically little of it from the delegates.
Mingled with the calls were hisses.
I"norinff alike the calls and hisses,
Chairman tfichnrdson announced the
next speakrr, as follows:
"Gentlemen I have the honor to in
troduce to you Hon. A. M. . Dockery,
Missouri's favorite son."
Mr. Dockery spoke for some minutes.
and was followed by .Mayor l.ose oi
Milwaukee, who apologized ior his
state giving a majority against Mr.
Bryan in ISOfi, and promised that the
sta'tc would come again into the demo
cratic column this year.
George Fred Williams, of Masacnu-
setts, was recognized, ana suummcu
"That a committee of nine delegates
be appointed by the chair for the pur
pose of conferring witn tne smcr it.-
rilllam Jennings Bryan Chosen Presi
dential Nominee Without a UlMentln
Tote Stevenson, Hit Running State,
Nominated on Flret Ballot and tlie
Kansas City, Mo., July 5. The first
day of the Democratic national con
vention. Wednesday, failed to witness
the nomination of Hryan as the presi
j,.n;,.i oaMflirl.ate. as was desired by
. .. .. .,i,i;,.r. nnrl tlip nnnulist parties now
some ot tne pariy ie.iut-i.-s, ...o..- ' ,,
to add a patriotically sentimental eclat gathered in Kansas City,
to the nomination. The hitch occurred Shouts of "No," "No. followed the
on the silver question, the resolutions reading, but the resolution was put
committee being deadlocked over the to a vote, and, amid much confusion
question of submitting a straight-out on the floor, was declared adopted,
sixteen to one silver plank, or simpiy Messrs. Williams, of Illinois; l.tck
rcaffirming the Chicago platform. The ham, of Kentucky, and Miles, of Mary
convention, therefore, confined itself land, addressed the convention,
to routine business, and in the three As the latter concluded. Chairman
sessions held proceeded as far as the Richardson announced that he liatl
permanent organization, thus clearing been informed the platform committee
,l nwntion of the re- would be ready to reportat J:u. i litre
port of the committee on resolutions upon a mot ion was agreed to to adjourn
and the placing in nomination of can-
masses, with the farmer, and with the
Hill's Plea for lniting.
When Hill declared with dramatic
emphasis that the candidate would
have the support of his party a unit
ed party there was tremendous ap
plause at the suggestion of democratic
unity. Aside from the brilliant eulogy
of Hryan, the speech of the Xew York
leader was chiefly significant and at
tractive in its strong plea for unity.
"It is a time for unity, not for divi-
lon, he exclaimed, to tne rapturous
pproval of the great multitude facing
The eloquent Daniel, of Virginia,
added his glowing tribute to the can-
idate, while former Gov. Pattison, of
Pennsylvania, spoke for his state am'
for the east.
Gov. McMillin of Tennessee vo'ced
the wishes of a state which uad
furnished three president." Hawaii,
through its native delegate, John II.
Wise, made its first seconding speech
in a Democratic national convention.
Finally a sweet-voiced and pleasant-
faced woman alternate from Utah sec
onded the nomination of Mr. Bryan in
behalf of the state of Utah.
Inanlmons for Bryan.
Then came the voting. State after
state recorded its vote in behalf of the
Nebraska candidate, and giving him
the unanimous vote of all the states
didates for president and vice-president.
SENATOR J. K. JONES.
(Chairman of the National Democratic
Synopsis of Proceedings.
The convention was called to order
by Chairman Jones of the national
Gov. Thomas of Colorado was intro
duced as temporary chairman. He
made a speech, dwelling on the silver
issue. The various committees were
Sessions were held in the afternoon
and evening. At the latter reports
were received from the committees on
rules and on permanent organizition.
Both were adopted.
Representative Richardson, of Ten
nessee, was presented as permanent
chairman. In accepting the honor he
made an address, showing sixteen rea
sons why the republicans should be
ousted from control of the national
government. He closed with a eulogy
of Bryan, which set the convention
wild with enthusiasm.
After the demonstration had sub
sided, the convention adjourned until
A feature of the proceedings was the
repeated outbursts of cheers for Hill,
of New York, which stopped the con
Convention Hall, Kansas City. Mo.,
Jily 5. Convention hall was again be
sieged by eager and excited thousands,
and long before the time sent for open
ing the second day's proceedings of
the convention all of the streets ap
proaching the building were solidly
ntssed with humanity, moving for
ward to the many entrances.
Convention Called to Order.
' At 11 o'clock the tlender figure of
Chairman Richardson loomcdup before
the vast assemblage. He swung the
gavel lustily, and above the din could
he heard his calls for order. Slowly
eiciet was brought out of the confu
sion, and the chairman presented Rt.
Rev John J. Glennin for the opening
With the conclusion of the prayer.
Chairman Richardson made an earnest
appeal to the delegates and spectators
to preserve order, so that the work of
until that hour, and the vast audience
filed out of the building amid enthusi
astic shouts for the favorite leaders
and the enlivening music of the or
Kansas Citv, Mo.. July C William
Jernings Bryan, of Nebraska, was, last
niciit. unanimously chof-en as the dem-
ccralic candidate for president of the
United States on a platform oppesmg
imperialism, militarism and trusts,
and specifically declaring for the free
coinage of silver at the ratio of 10 to
1. Imperialism is declared to be th
The first session, beginning at 30 a
m., was entirely fruitless of results,
end it was not until late m the alter
noon, when the second session had be
gun, that the platform committee was
at la Ft able to report an agreement,
which was given unanimous approval.
The reading of the platform was
punctuated by repeated outbursts of
enthusiasm. ine Hnu-iuipcuaimm
pb.nk was greeted with a unique inv
onstratiou and awe-inspiring enthusiasm.
The vast auditorium was filled to its
utmost canaeitv when the moment ar
rived for the nomination to be made.
Not only were the usual facilities af
forded by tickets taxed to their ut
most, but the doorkeepers were given
liberal instructions under which the
aisles, areas and all available spaces
were packed to their fullest limit.
When the call of states began, for
the purpose of placing candidates
nomination, Alabama yielded its place
at the head of the list to Nebraska
and Oldham, of that state, made his
wav to the platform for the initial
DAVID B. HI LI
until the various demonstrations spent
Towne' Placed In domination.
" On the cail for nominations, Ala-
lian.a yielded to Minnesota, and the
latter state presented its young cham
pion of silver republicanism and
democracy Charle3 A. Towne. The
mention of his name was the signal
for a flattering demonstration in his
hoi or, men and women joining in the
outburst. Far off in a comer of the
auditorium, a young woman could be
seen frantically waving in one hand a
lithograph of the Minnesolan and in
the other the Stars and Stripes. On
the floor the Nebraska, Minnesota and
POSTED BY THE JANITOR.
Society Special ton.-
ThrauKh the Antocra oi
They were nding together on an xuaiym
avenue car. une wore a nine e -black
bonnet, with violet trimmings, ana
the other had on an appropriate Lu..a
vTe wadid vou hear that Lilliaa
Bell 'is to be married?" asked the one in
the black bonnet. ,
Dear me, no! now am you mm -Who
is it? When is it to be? Where are
they going to live? ' Ib-' , .
"fen, dear, ana i u ii ?V"". "T-"
wliispered the other, behind her httie
mouse-colored muff. "In the first place.
he's young only 25. He s veree, veree
handsome, he's rich, they've been acquaint
ed onJy three weeks. He is veree, veree much
in love with her, ana ane wiia .'!-
are going to have a aimplee Deautnui u
ding. and then they are going to take a
trip to Paris, and after that live w w
lorn. Ana' . ,
"Well, well, bow much you know about it!
I didn't suppose vou were acquainted with
Miss Bell. Never heard you mention it,
my dear." . . . ,
Tb not; never saw tier in my me, ai
the other. "But you know that the Bells
Vm in sinp nf tht row of green-stor.e houses
down there on Lake avenue? Well, the
houses all have the same janitor, ana a
friend of a friend of mine lives in one of
them. The janitor told all about it .o the
COL. WILLIAM JENNINGS BRYAN.
rulfted through the great structure
'Jrudy stood there proudly waiting ior
the slorm to subside. But as he waited
the nudience observed a strange panto
mime. They saw Hill leave the :iew
York delegation and push through the
throng up to the platform. They could
see him appeal to Grady to withdraw,
while Grady's answer was apparent
from the shake of his head, and his ad
vance to the front of the platform to
continue his nominating speech.
I Can Sot, I Mnat Xol."
When the demonstration had sub
sided. Cir.tdy. completed his speech
placing Hill before the convention.
I'.ut us he stepped from the platform,
the man who had just been placed in
nomination took his place. Thi sena
tor looked cut sternly, even savagely,
on the shouting thousands. When he
could be heard, he made due acknowl
edgments of the honor done him.
But I can not, I must not. b? the
.... W 1-.- .1 -
nominee ot this convention. m.- uc-clnrc-d,
with explosive emphasis. He
was frequently interrupted with en
thusiastic shouts cf Approval, but when
he left the platform the delegates were
firnilv convinced from his words and
manner that he was i-incen-ly desirous
i - . : 1. 1. 1 1 Ta Zm
oi navmg n.s ......r.. " "ir .t,. tnl.l
possibly this alone which prevented a "f .d friVnd told me! There!"
nomination by acclamation then ana "How lovely!" murmured the woman
there, for the tempt-:stuous spirit man- I in the Lenten gray. caicago inter ucean.
CREDIT SHE DIDN'T SEEK.
Embarrassing- Posltloa of an Abseat
Blinded Womaa Who Had Made
A lav who keens a summer boarding-
hnnu V tho spashore near Boston went
iown the other day to look the house oyer
ind find out what must De reneweu. one
found numerous umbrellas left by former
boarders, says the Boston Transcript, and
tving them together, she took the bundle
unfnn in him thpm reDaired. bhe
stopped in at Hovey's and laid the bundle
on the floor at ner ieei mc wuum.
ui,.n An Ui.f mnrlo li.p rtnrchase. she tor-
jot her umbrellas, and absent-mindedly
picked up an umDrena ijiug
ter, thinking it was hers, or not thinking
at all, and started off.
Then the owner of the umbrella, a wom
an standing next her, seized her and said
very sharply: "You have taken mv um
Kflat" nf rmirse she aDoloKized, feeling
much cut up about it, and went on forget
ting in her fluster ner own ounaie ui um
brellas. The next day, on her way to Cam
bridge, she went to Hovey's and readily
ku.av.mH her inftt nacKase ot muuieua..
which had been kept for her. On the car
for Cambridge she noticed a lady eyeing her
very closely. 1'resentiy mis iauy imu
forward and said to her, with elegant em
phasis: . , .
"You seem to have been more fortunate
It was the lady whose umbrella she had
taken the day before.
DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE FOR PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.
COL. JOHN I. MARTIN.
(Sereeant-at-Arms Democratic National
speech placii g Mr. Bryan in nomina
tion for the presidency. The orator
was strong-voiced and entertaining,
yet to the waiting delegates and spec
tators there was but one point to his
trweh. and that was the stirring pera-
mtion, which closed with the name of
William Jennings Bryan.
This was the signal for the d"mcn
stration of the day, and in a common
purpose the great concourse joined in
a tribute of enthusiastic devotion tothe
" Demonstration for Bryan.
A huge oil portrait of Bryan, mer.s-
and territories. The convention man
agers had already agreed that this was
sufficient work for the day and the
vice-presidential nomination was al
lowed to go over until to-day.
The Final session.
Kansas City, Mo., July 7. The demo
cratic ticket was completed yesterday
by the nomination of A. E. Stevenson,
of Illinois, for vice-president. The nom
ination was made on the first ballot,
state after state joining in a wild
scramble to record thtir support of the
winning candidate. It was not accom
panied by !nx such frantic demonstra
tion of approval as bad marked the pro
ceedirgs at previous stages, although
the result followed a spirited and at
times liiginy unimaiic iwirai u""":'-
the ndvocatts of Stevenson, Towne,
Hill and lcs:ser candidates.
An Ovation to Hill.
The distinct triumph of the day in
he way of a popular ovation was that
accorded to Senator Hill, nnd in its
spontaneity and wild enthusiasm it
was one of the most notauie teaivres
the convention has produced. It was
accompanied, too, by a remarkable
scene, when Hill earnestly protested
to his friends against being placed in
r.cit ination, and then, finding his pro
tect in vain, when he strode to the
platform and in tones which left no
doubt of their sincerity, earnestly be-
the convention might proceed without UDS 15 feet across.was brought down
undue interruption. ti,e main aisle before the delegate3. At
The Platf ima Kot Readr. time the standards of the
Mr. Richardson now announced that ste delegations were torn from their
the platform committee was not ready sockets and waved on high, while um-
to report. and penaing wora uum brellas of red, white and blue, suk nan-
them, he invited to the platform ex-
C. A. WALSH.
of the Democratic ftauonal
Gov. Hogg, of Texas, to address the
convention. He was greeted enthusi
asticpJly, was in good voice, and his
words reverbrated through the hall.
Calls for Hill.
At the termination of Gov. Hogg's
address. Chairman Richardson stepped
forward to say a few words to Ser-
ners of the several states and many
handsome and unique transparencies
were borne about the building amid
the deafening clamor of 20,000 yelling,
gesticulating men and women. All of
the intensity of former demonstra
tions, and much more, was added to
this final tribute to the leader.
When the demonstration had spent
itself the speeches seconding the nom
ination of Mr. Bryan were m order.
Senator White spoke for California.
giving the tribute of the Pacific coast
to the Nebraska candidate.
When Colorado was reached that
state yielded to David B. Hill, of N'ew
York. The audience had anxiously
awaited the appearance of the distin
truished New Yorker, and as he took
the platform he was accorded a splen
did recention. The entire audience
rose, and cheered wildly, with the sin
gle exception of the little group of
Tammany leaders, who sat silent
throughout the cheers for their New
Mr. Hill was in fine voice, and his
tribute to the Nebraskan touched
sympathetic chord in the hearts of the
audience. He pictured Bryan as the
champion of the plain people and of
th workinrman. strong with the
CHARLES A. TOWNS
ifestcd showed that the convention was
on the point of being carried off it
Slevennon an Second Choice
It was soon apparent that with nill
out Stevenson was n strong favorite,
State after state seconded his nomina
tionGeorgia, Indiana, Virginia, Iowa,
Still Clnnit to Hill
Some of the devoted friends of Hill
still maintained their allegiance to him
nnd the delegations of New Jersey,
Louisiana and some others seconded
Favorite Sona Complimented.
A rumbcr of favorite sons also were
placed in nomination. Maryland bring
ing forward Gov. John Walter Smith,
Washinsrton naming James Han ilton
Lewis, North Carolina nominal ing Col.
Julian Carr. and Ohio presenting the
name of A. W. Patrick.
It was after two o'clock when the
CH0ATE AND THE BABY.
one or two other delegations joined in
the demonstration, but it was noticea
ble that it did not evoke any wide
spread enthusiasm tmong those who
were about to do the voting. Gradu
ally other delegations began to rise, tt0iiding speeches, many of them wear
some of the New 01kers getting up.
and for a moment it looked as though
the convention might be carried off its
feet. But against this was heard a
coui.ter storm of protestation and dis
For ten minutes the demonstration
lasted with varying degrees of intensi
Senator Hill Benleced.
Meantime attention was being direct
ed to an excited group massed in front
of the New York section, with Hill as
the vortex of a struggling throng of
ilelt (rates. Thev pressed forward from
all quarters of the hall urging him to
permit his name to be placet! before
the convention. Tiie face of the New
Yorker was a study as the demands
imnn him came from all sides. He sat
in the front row of delegates, with tx-
Senator Murphy on his right and Judge
Van Wyck on his immediate left. A
second seat a wav w;is Mr. Croker. Hill
nrolesled vocifemusdv. Judge Van
Vvck said he could not refuse. Mur
phy and Croker pler.ded with him to
Hie will of the convention ana
Hill Xonilnste'l Aanlnut Hin Will.
While the pleadings continued the
DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION HALL AT KANSAS CITY.
sought the convention not to make him
The Crowdn Took Poaclon.
The proceedings yesterday moved
with great briskness. The aspect of
the vtst aduitorium was truly demo
cratic when the session began. Antici
pating the close of the convention the
general public was admitted freely,
end as a result great crowds emptied
into 1he bady of the hall, not only fill
ing every available scat in the area
and aisles, but also overflowing into
th arena reserved for delegates, while
soite more adventuresome individuals
scaled the iron girders and looked
down from a dizzy height on the 30.000
iieople packed below. The crowd prac-
lically took possession of the proceed
ings, and at times the chairman and
his officials were so powerless to pro
1 ceed that they gave up to the multitude
call of Delaware was heard alove the
roar, and Delaware yielded her place
to New York. At this the bulky form
of Senator Cratlv, the silver-tongued
orator of New York, pushed through
the densely-packed cities 'ip to the
platform. There was a hush through
out the hall to heir what word New
York had to offer.
"Jn behalf of the vnited democracy
of New Wk." shouUd Grady, "I pre
sent as a candidate for vice-president
the name of David Bennett Iiill.
A Stranxe Pantomime.
The effect was electrical, and a tidal
wave of cnthusiistic approval swept
over the convention. Delegates stood
on their chiirs and waved frantically,
not iu a few scattered groups, but in
tolid phalanxes. Flags and standard
were again mingled in triumphant pro-
IION. ADLAI E. STEVENSON.
isome, were concluded, and the ballot
ing besan. As the roll was about to
be called Mr. Lewis appeared on the
platform, and in a few well-chosen
words withdrew from the contest.
Slevenaoa Had a Strong- Lead.
The vote was followed with intense
intert st, for whn Alabama announced
for Stevenson and IS for Hill, it
looked as though a close and exciting
contest was to occur. But is was soon
evident that Stevenson had a strong
lead. At the close of the call he had
53U V3 votes, which, however, was not
enough to i.ominate, the requisite two
thirds beingi624. Hill had received 200
votes and Towne S0'.. But before the
announcement of the tesult a strong-
iuii"d deb-sates from Tennessee stootf
on his chair and announced:
Ckassed to Stevenson
Ten-f-see chances her 24 votes
from Hill to Stevenson.
That staited the tide irresistably to
ward Stevenson. From every quarter
of Hie hall come demands for recogni
tion. AlaluiiTia changed from Carr to
Stevenson, California did the same.
North Carolina changed from Carr 10
Steve nson. Even New York, finally and
reluctantly announced its change from
Hill tc Stevenson.
Made It I'npnlmona.
That ended it. Stevenson's nomina
lion was iissured, although fnr m
time longer the various states contin
ued to record tneir cnanges ir-jiu
Towne and other candidates to Steven
son. In the end the nomination was
made unanimous. The announcement
was ereeted with enthusiastic approv
al, and again state standards and ban
ners were borne about the building in
tribute to the party nominee.
The ordinary unhealthin-iss 01
some parts of Assam is fully detail-
eti in a recent report- In the Surma
valley, which is estimated to contain
about 2,500,000 people, there wore on
ly 7.-..000 births in 1S35, but 94,0(IU
deaths. Also in ihc Assam valley there
were only 71,031 births end 65,000
Some one says: fcYou can not shake
the hand of fate. It is quite as Inv
Tae American Ambassador's
Head Wit la aa Address la
Lately, at the opening of a free library at
Acton, England, Hon. Joseph H. Choate,
the American ambassador to Great Britain,
delivered an address, and caused much
laughter by his impromptu references to a
baby who persisted in distracting the at
tention ot tne audience Dy malting its voice
heard at the most inconvenient moments.
says the San Francisco Argonaut. The first
interruption occurred early in the speech.
Mr. Choate was saving: "There is a spe
cial provision for children in your library.
and 1 think when men come to maKe a
choice of a residence in Acton they will
not foreet that fact. Here the baby
screamed in such a manner as to drown the
words of the sneaker. There was some dis
turbances but Mr. Choate said: "Don't be
disturbed by the baby, jsoboay Knows oei
ter than my Lord Bishop that out of the
mouths of babes and sucklings comet h wis
dom." Things went fairly well after this.
the baby appearing to be nattered by the
reference, until Mr. Choate was saying:
"There is a book with which all of yon
Here the baby wailed loudly. "Except, pos
sibly, the baby are familiar," the ambassa
dor went on;"it is Ecclesiastes, and it says
that of the making 01 books there is no enu.
Resenting; an Insalt.
Mars, searching among the stars for one
who would love him for himself alone, had
assumed a modest disguise. Thus he wooer!
Venus, and told her of his love.
Are you serious? she asked, cautiously.
"Madam." he cried, "you insult me."
For Sirius, as every one knows, is the
Dog stat. Cincinnati Enquirer.
No. Augustus, the knapsack is not so
called because it is used as a pillow. In
Is a proud and peerless
record. It Is a record of
cure, or constant con
quest over obstinate Ills
of women; Ills that deal
out despair; suffering
that many women think
Is woman's natural heri
tage: disorders and dis
placements that drive out
Lytfia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound
while a" roar aa from Niagara poiaible to shake fate.
cures these troubles of
women, and robs men
struation of Its terrors.
No woman need be with
out the safest and surest
advice, for Mrs. Plnkham
counsels women free of
charge. Her address Is
Can any woman afford
to Ignore the medicine and
the advice that has cured
a million women?