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BftYAN IS CHOSEN
DEMO RATIO NOMINEE IS NOMINAT-
ED IJY THE POPULISTS.
Ilecclvea Over Thousand Vote
on the First B:illot to USt tor Mr.
NortonIgnntlna Donnelly Se-
cnrei One Vote, Coxey One and
Dcl EightComplete Report ot
St. Louis, July l!2.Tbe national con
vention of the People's party was call
ed to order by Chairman Tauheneck,
of the executive committee, shortly
after 12 o'clock to-day.
ltev. W. L. Smith of St. Louis opened
by invoking the divine
Chairman Taubeueck introduced Gov.
SESATOR MAHlOtf BUTXER.
The Temporary Chairman.
Stone of Missouri, who made a short
address of welcome.
Ignatius Donnelly of Minnesota re
sponded to Gov. Stone's speech. Mr.
Donnelly spoke gracefully, paying a
high compliment to St. Louis and elo
quently describing the majestic Mis
sissippi and the vast country tributary
In introducing Senator Butler, as
temporary ch.iirman, Mr. Taubeneck
6aid that Mr. Butler had been selected
by the national committee without a
Senator Butler was received with
hearty applause, and delivered a
speech, thanking the convention for
the honor conferred on him. He also
reviewed the work of the party since
its organization and spoke in defense
ot the principles it professed.
After Chairman Butler had finished
his remarks he said that the next busi
ness before the convention would be to
call the roll of states, and the chair
man of each delegation should bring
forward the name of his committee
man on credentials. This was done,
and the convention adjourned until 8
Owing to some trouble with the elec
tric light wires 'here was no light for
the evening session, and the conven
tion adjourned until 10 o'clock in the
Temporary Chairman Butler called
the convention to order at 10:03 Thurs
The report of the* committee on cre
dentials was called for, but no one re
sponded, Jitnl the .state* ww called
for members of the committee on per
manent organization and on resolu
At 12:42 a motion to take a recess un
til 3 o'clock was made and carried.
At 3:30 Temporary Chairman Butler
rapped the convention to order and an
nounced that the committee on creden
tials would submit a report. Delegate
H. E. TAlBENEClv.
Chairman National Executive Com
mittee of the Populist Party.
Warded of California, chairman of the
credentials committee, read the report.
Considerable discussion was aroused
over the disposition of contesting dele
gations. A minority report of the cre
dentials committee w.*vs n*so submitted
and roll call demanded, which resulted
in the adoption of the majority report
foy a vore of Goo ro 042.
The majority report of tbe committee
on permanent organization presented
Ihe name of Senator Allen of Nebraska,
for permanent chairman. The minority
presented James E. Campion of Maine.
The roll call of states was ordered
on the adoption of the rmijcrity or mi
nority report. The majority report
was adopted by a vote of 70S to 504.
On motion the election of Senator
Allen as chairman was made unani
mous. On Mr. Penea'ai motion a com
mittee, consisting of himself. "Cyclone"
Davis and Ignatius Donnelly, were ap
pointed to escort Senator Allen to the
"Cycloie" Davis introduced Senator
Allen to the convention in a short
Senator Allen began his adflrec* by
Clanking the convention for the honor
and .egrctting that he had not had
time to prepare a speech. He e^nke
*t some length, being listened to with
8 great deal of interest. He has a rep
utation as a speaker. During the de
bate on the repeal of the Sherman lw
he talked fifteen hours against time.
He is a large mau. smooth shaven i-a
and of commanding prerence. He nl
wavs begins speaking in a low, weil
modulated tone, which, for a moment.
his loprogresses 4,
louder. A he warms
up and speaks loud, clearly and in an
When Senator Allen had conclude'!
everal attempts were made to secure
an adjournment, but Senator Buthv,
acting is (FMelegate, made a motion
for the appointment of a committee to
confer with the committee from the
silver men. There were many loud
cries of "No," and Mr. Branch of Geor
gia moved to table the motion. The
noes seemed to be in a large majority,
and the morion to mhlo was declared
lost. Senator Butler's motion WHS car
ried with a loud chorus of ayes and
A Tennessee delegate offered a reso
lution declaring that free and unlimit
ed coinage was paramount, and direct
ing the conference committee to take
steps to bring it about. The resolution
went to the conference committee. The
committee on rules then made its re
port. Little interest was manifested
in It. and before the convention had
acted upon it hale Pence moved an ad
journment until 10 o'clock to-morrow
The first regular order of business
at the morning session Fridaj was the
reading of the minority report of the
committee on rules. It recommended,
a change in the order of making nomi
nations, so as to make the nomination
of vice president. There was some
parliamentary squabbling, Eltweed
Pomeroy of Newark, N. J., chairman
of the committee on rules, took the
stage and explained at length the con
flict between the majority and minor
ity of the committee.
Ignatius Donnelly of Minnesota pro
tested against the proposition reported
from the committee on rules to allow
the candidate to select' the national
E. Gerry!Brown of Massachusetts
defended tfie minority. He pleaded
with the majority in pathetic tones to
concede this much to the Southern
states an rfche minority of the con
jbott of Nebraska appealed
?ntion not to change tho
frson of Colorado followed
with a stron? speech against the
adoption of the minority report.
Senator Butler of North Carolina
moved that the national committee se
lect its own chairman instead of the
nominee doing it. and his motion was
carried without division. The conven
tion dragged on very elowly. It was
not until the action relative to the or
der In-which presidential and vice
presidential cana'datcs should be
WILLIAM J. BRYAN.
nominated that the convention woke
up. The floodgates of oratory were
9i KgaW%an of Ne.v York advo
cated the adoption of the minority re
port. Cyclone Davis attempted to
pour oil on the trr ubled waters.
With some difficulty the speech
making was cut off, and the vote was
taken by states on the adoption of the
minority report, recommending the
nomination of vice president first.
The announcement of the vote was
785 to 015 in favor of tbe minority re-,
The report as amended was then
adopted. A California delegate moved
a recess until 5 o'clock, but the mo
tion was vociferously voted down.
Tne committee to confer with a simi
lar committee from the silver conven
tion was then appointed, one from
Geii. J. B. Weaver, chairman of the
committee gn resolutions, was then
recognized to read the platform as
agreed to by the committee. He was
received with applause. He prefaced
the reading by saying the committee
had had a protracted meeting and that
while its proceedings had been harmo
nious there was not entire unanimity,
as Messrs. Koarby of Texas and Coxey
of Ohio would both offer minority re
At the conclusion of the reading of
the majority report Mr. Hearly of
Texas was recognised to read his mi
Mr. Coxey of Ohio also offered a mi
nority report proposing the following
as a substitute for the plank in regard
to the employment of the idle labor in
time of depression: "We demand the
passage of^he ron-interest bearing
bond and^Td road3 measures."
Mr. Vfj, i: of Ithode Island also
canfe" forwef'J with a third minority
On motion of Mr. Kelly of Kansas
Die previous question was ordered. AH
the amendments were laid on the table
and the platform as reported by a ma
jority of the committee was adopted.
A motion to take & recess until 8
o'clock in the evening was voted down.
Henry D. Lloyd of Illinois moved to
proceed to the nomination of a vice
president. The chair said that the mo
tion was unnecessary, as that was the
next business in order. The state*
Senator William Vincent Allen
tho platform of the silver convention^
and a message about tho nomination of
When Alabama was called Col. P. TTCpTTC PlfOTfTR TOO
Bowman mounted the platform ana lillilli UlulVU, l\J\J
placed In nomination Barney Glbbs of
Texas. Before he entered upon his mxvuxvi(\v x\\\]
peecb, however, tho convention do, lnh MLVhR lOMhMlUr* MNH-
clded to take a recess of an hour *'V^ XVTKtf BRYAN AND SKWALL
a half. N
When the convention reassembled
Chairman Allen Introduced Judge Jef- The Men Selected for President nail
ferson Pollard of Missouri, who read}'-
ferred to the committee on resolutions*'
Nominations were then called for, if
but the convention experienced a good
deal of difficulty In getting under way,
owing to the ruling made by the chali
When the parliamentary situation bat
been straightened out, Col. Bow mat!
who was taken off the floor by the a
journment of the convention in th*
afternoon .again took the stage and
placed In nomination ConyressmoA
Harry Skinner of North Carolina.
Congressman Howard of Ahihan'
placed Hon. Thomas E. Watson
J. K. Sovereign of Arkansas seconde
Watson's nomination, as did also Don*
nelly of Minnesota, Johnson of Call
fornia and several others.
Lafe Penu of New York nominate
Gore of Mississippi nominated Bur
A. L. Minims of Tennessee was nom
inated by Capt. Burukam.. areu oy ouiuuuiu, erate
Page Virginia was nomJ
Bryan and Sewall, all of which was re- moatn Nomineees- oatn the silver
inate Balimaf of Maine
At midnight, just as the roll wa
about to begin, Gen. Weaver of Iowa
appeared at the front of the platform.,
He called attention to the lateness of
the hour aud advised a night's media*,
tion. He proposed that the convention^
take one ballot and then adjourn. The,
middle-of-the-road men howled him
down. Chairman Allen severely
huked the convention. He severeij
reprimanded the delegates, who, he'
said, had howled down some of the
most distinguished men in the party,
and ordered the roll call to proceed.
Arkansas started off with tweuty-flyei
votes for Watson. Indiana gave her?
thirty votes to Watson. Kansas gave]
Sewall sixty-two of her ninety-fiveJ
votes. Louisiana gave the bulk of her
vote to Watson. Maryland divided her'
vote between Sewall and Watson. Jti
looked as if Watson might be nom
inated on the first ballot until North
Carolina cast her ninety-live votes fo
Skinner, Tennessee for Minims and!
Texas for Burkitt. This split up th
large delegations. Later when the rol
call was completed, however, Texf-wi io: of \T
changed her vote to Watson and
were other changes in favor of the
Georgian. Then Col. Burkitt of Mis
sissippi went to the stand and With
drew his name.
Then Mimms withdrew In Watson's
favor. The Georgian already bad
votes enough to nominate, but the vote
of Tennessee was finally transferred to
his column. Some one made a motion
to make the nomination unanimous,
and it Was carried with a whoop. The
convention then adjourned until 9
o'clock In the morning.
Senator Allen called the convention
to order at i):35 Saturday morning.
Ignatius Donnelly got ou a chair and
announced that his private laud pkmk^l convention
did not appear in the printed platform.
He wanted the convention lo under
stand that it had been adopted.
The chairman called for nominations
for president, and Gen. Weaver of
Iowa presented Mr. Bryan's name In a
Mr. Call of New York placed Col. S.
M. Morton of Illinois in nomination.
Ignatius Donnelly seconded Bryan in
behalf of Minnesota.
Delegate Livingston, chairman of tho I visitors went out
Missouri delegation, nominated Igna
tius Donnelly, but when Donnelly de
clined the use of his name, he placed in
nomination Gen. Jacob S. Coxey of
Ohio and the industrial army.
Judge Plowman of South Dakota also
Texas mad1e. a stron.g plena for, a middle,-.
of-thc-rortd course, and closed by sec
onding the nomination of Mr. Norton.
The Dominations were then declared
closed. George H, Abbott of Nebraska
moved that tlm national committee be
given plenary power:* In all things con
nected with the party after the ad
journment of the convention. The
nominating speeches had occupied ex
actly six hours.
Chairman Allen then announced the
official vote as: Bryan, 1.4fX.' Norton,
321 Donnelly. 1.
It was then 4:22. Bedlam was. of
course, loosened, and pandemonium
reigned for fifteen or twenty minutes.
The Texas, Arkansas and Maine m'.d-
dle-of-the-ro.id men. with their guidons
together, took no part in the demon
stration. The middle-of-the-road men
finally massed about their standard on
the left of the hall, about 300 in num
ber, and made a counter demonstra
tion. They cheered and yelled and
fought for ten minutes. The sergeants
at-anils were powerless to restore or
der, aud, after rapping for live minutes,
Chairman Alien declared Mr. Bryan
the nominee of the convention. Some
one made a motion to adjourn. The
chairman put the motion and declared
the convention adjourned sine die.
"But. Herbert," she said, "think of
the future. You are poor, and you can
seconded Bryan. "Cyclone" Davis of,i?nt Lincoln. The motion was agreed
t'.ie luxuries to
I have bee accustomed."
"But. your father"
"He would do nothins for us."
"Does he play poker?"
"No." "Then I'll teach him. Trust in me,
darling, and have no fear of the
iueiit the Democrat
convention Deeome the inaui-
Chairman St. John called tho silver
convention to order Friday. Kev. Dr.
L. W. Covert led in prayer.-alter
which G. W. Baker of California took
the floor. He said the People's party
convention had appointed a confer
ence committee, and moved that the
invention defer action ou the plat
form and postpone the nomination of a
ticket until after r. ion. The uiotion
After a number of delegates had
fipoken on the silver question, Senator
jl Stewart-of Nevada -.wis called for and
"jf responded with a short speech.
Under a resolution adopted yester
day, the roll of states was called to
find out how many old soldiers oecu
pled seats as delegates. The poll
showed 11)0 Union veterans, 18 Oonfed-
WILLIAM P. ST. JOIW.
erate veterans and 4 Mexican war
Adjourned until afternoon.
Chairman St. John rapped for order
and Introduced the Rev: Mr. Hagerty,
who made the opening prayer at the
afternoon session. At the conclusion
of the invocation G. W. Baker was
called upon for a report from the con
ference committee. He said that the
time was too short to reach a satis
factory conclusion. There were not
more than 100 men in the conference
and only two hours in which to dis
cuss the methods to be pursued. He
read the resolutions which were
adopted at the eont'eicneo. On motion
of Mr. Turner of Kansas the report
was accepted ami adopted by i unani
The report of the platform commit
tee was then made by Senator Jones
A motion to adopt the platform was
made. Mr. Hess of Illinois objected,
and a wordy wrangle followed. It
ended in ihe adoption of the platform.
It was decided by the chairman that
the recommendation regaiding nomi
nations was not a part of ihe platform
acte upon separately.
RUH nutvod tltnt tbo
to the nomination
of a presidentiald candidate. It pre
sided. Gen. Warner said It would bo
necessary to nominate a candidate
rather than endorse in order to avoid
some of the peculiarities of the state
ballot laws. K. E. Lutle of Kansas
nominated Willinrn J. Bryat of Ne
Several speedier were made second
ing Bryan's nomination, and then the
rules were suspended and the nomina
tion was made unanimous.
Mr. Baker of California then moved
that toe convention proceed to the
lominntion of vice president. Mr.
Troup of Connecticut phced the name
of Arthur Sewall of Maine before the
H. T. Niles of O.'iio sec
onded the nomination. It was moved
that Mr. Sewall be declared the vlce
roesideijtlal nominee by iicclamatlon,
and tiie motion prevailed.
Mr. .Baker of California moved that
ench delegation select a member of
the committee to toffy the nominees.
The motion was agreed to. The roll
call of stales was begun, but before It
was half finished two-thirds of the
delegates had h'f't the hall and all the
Col. I'ace of Nebraska offered a reso
lution declaring it to be the sense of
the convention that as the Democratic
party had arranged to notify Bryan
and Sewall in New York, the silver
party notify them in Bryan's home
.n. 1 a rm ..l t' 1* 1 1 4'I'll il|i|,l 1 1 1 II,. I I i 4 1
to/.1 Thereupo,,n1 thI convention.- ad.-
journed sine die.
Iooli at Work AKin.
Wlehitn, Kan.. July ^.--l a lively
gulch several miles west of the vil
lage of Lacy, in the northern part of
Oklahoma Territory, the regular mail
stage was held no to-day by a hand of
outlaws who rifled the express and
mail sacks, taking all the registered
letters and all the valuables carried
^bv the two passengers in the coach.
There is little doubt that the robbery
was the work of the reorganized gang
of "Bill" Doolirt, the condemned mur
derer and outlaw Mho escaped from
Jail at Guthrie several weeks ago
Uviili a dozen detperatc cutthroats and
'robbers. A big fcrce of United States
I marshals has been in pursuit of the
outlaws ever since their escape.
Gold Reserve Growing.
Washington, July 29.The bankers
are making good their promises in the
matter of turning in s?old to the treas
urv. and to-day the reserve was
rwelied by tho addition of $1,145,009
gift- coin, $400,000 coming from Bstoa
1230,000 from Chicago and $45.0fl0
from New York. There was drawn
out to-day .S12U0 in gold coin and
S.V1O0 p.ld bars, leaving the re
serve standing at 105,073,010.
mgmra ot Pntlie Worltn AfjollHlird
St. Paul. July 20.Major Do.*an to
day signed the ordinance aboliihtng
the board of public works, nul before
tiie nd of the week he will name
the man who is to lill the position of
Commissioner. The appointment will
JU'obably lie John Coj eland. An effort
s being made to have the appoint
ment postponed for a time until the
law can be tested in some vav, but
Mayor Doran will not do this.
highest HonorsWorRps Fair,
MOST PERFECT MADE.
A pure Grape Cream of Tartar Powder. Free
from Ammonia, Alum or any other adulterant.
AO YFARS THE STANDARD.
TeacherTell me, Johnnie, what Is
the principal value of history.
Johnnie ChaftleOne dollar.
Johnnie CharlieYes you get the
history from the book Btoro for $2 a
copy, and make us boys pay $3 for
A Veil of Mit
Rising at morning or evening from pome
lowlands, often carries In its folds .the
seeds of malaria. Where malarial fever
prevail no one is safe, uniffe protected
by some eltlcient medicinal snfivuaru. Hos
tetter's stomach BLtters is both a protec
tion and a remedy. No per.-- who In
habits, or soujonrns In ft niiamiuto region
or country, should omit to..t^Aour this
fortifying agent, which Is OJNO the flnost
known remedy for dyspepsia,j^oiiUJpatlou,
kidney trouble and rucuuitttiH*%^
Way the Wind* H*.l.
"now the winds howl to-night," said
the melancholy boarder
"I shouldn't wonder if it had the
toothache," suggested Mr. Asbury Pep
"Yes. Have you uevjr heard of the
teeth of the galeV'-Clncluiiati^ En
How to Grow 40o "Wlieiit.
Salter's Fall Seed Catalogue tells
you. It's worth thousands to the wide
awake farmer. Send 4-cent stamp for
catalogue and free samples of grains
and grasses for fall sowing, .lohu A.
Salzer Seed Co., La Crosse, Wis.
A Rond street tobacconist JjtaUrs about
$75 from lady devotees ott'khi* fragrant
FITS dtoppivi freo ltnd pPrniftnMitlv cured. So
itti^r first day's u6 of Dr. KlIiie'Hlimti rverre
oKtoror. free 81 trial botllo nud treai i-u.
Send vo Oil. KLUNic, Wl Arch St., lluatil|ultt, Pa.
Czar Noeholas will make bis visits to
the sovereigns of Europe nlone.
Plso's Cure for Consumption Is our only
medicine for coughs and colds, Mrs. C.
lieltz, 439 Sin avenue. Denver, Cut, Nov.
Tho Prltlsh mlnta eolna u'nlf a ton of
pennies, half-pennies and farthings weekly.
you should give
Half their sickness is
CAUSED BY WORMS.
List of patents issued last ^tf6ek fo
Francis M. Dean, Huron, S. D., putt*
matle track sander Otis M. Kirlln,
argo, N. D., vehicle brake Obled D.
Relsluger, St. Paul, Minn., sashholderj
John IJ. Itossnian, St. Paul, Minn.,
concentrator and amalgamator Chnrles
J. Swiuistroin, Deadwood, S. D.p cur
tain holder Edward A. Thiem, St.
Paul, Minn., adjustable wheel gauget
Hjalmar Zahl. Duluth, Minn., fastener
for shoe laces Chrlstensen & Hender*
ton, Madelia, Minn, (trade mark
wheat flour Frank A. Schnorr, Ashtou,
S. D. (trade mark), lubricating oils. T.
D. Merwin, patent lawyer, 010, 011 and
012 Pioneer Press Building,- fit. PauL
SheI think Mr. Belasco made a
mistake in dragging Mrs. Carte*
around by her hair to teach her the
robustness of acting.
HeWhat would have been a betf
SheHe should have put her on a
bicycle and let her fall off.Buffale
Mr. Dun (unpaid bill in his hand)
When shall I call again, Mr. Owens?
Mr. OwensWell, It would hardly be
proper for you to call again until 1
have returned the present call.Cleve
ANY ONE who has been benefited by the
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ceive Information of much value and in
terest by willing to Pink Pills, P. Boa
1503 Philadelphia, Pa.
She f-Why, do j-cti think Hawthorne
calledMiis story "The Scarkt Letter'/"
He (absent-miadedi He pi-Mably
wanted It read.Washington Times.
The average duration of human life
The talklngs of London theaters an4
music hulls exceed 57,000,000 pr annum.
there is no need for you
to contemplate a wig
wlieu you can enjoy the
pleasure of sitting again
under your own "thatch."
You can begin to get
your hair back as soon
as you begin to use
1% 1 e^rl 3 Elicit
There is no dividing line.
DON'T FORGET for 5 cents you get almost
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