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VOL. XIX.— NO. 187.
TttE ST. PfUiL GLOBE.
SUNDAY, July 5.
Weather for Today-
Fair and Warmer.
Sound Money Men May Bolt.
Ante-Convention Bustle Begins.
Patriotism and Politic*.
The Teller Band Wagon.
Attitude of the Gold Men.
Gossip of the Convention,
Votes of Various Candidates.
Italians in A Cutting Affray.
lIIU for Temporary Chairman.
Silver Caucus Doubtful,
Wisconsin Eight Beat Minnesotas.
Kathleen Outsails Alfrlda.
The Fourth In St. Paul.
Newsies to Take in Circus.
In the World of Labor.
Art In the Hoosier Capital.
"»ws of Minneapolis.
The Fourth In Minnesota.
Crisis In the Kaiser's Cabinet.
St. Paul Is Twice Defeated.
Indianapolis Forging Ahead.
Twin City Batting Averages.
Billy George Leads the League.
Philadelphia Club Pruning.
Bicycle Path to Wildwood.
The Sew Leather Tire.
Various Xew Inventions.
Cycle Trip Around the World.
Social Newl of St. Paul.
Suburban Social News.
Some Famous Democrats.
Plays and Pluyers.
Books of the Hour.
The Story of Jaciiita.
Among the Secret Orders.
Slump in Stocks Staved Off.
Wants of the People.
Athletic Young Women.
And the Things They Wear.
In the World of Fashion.
West Side Park— Base Ball 3.30.
The Fourth passed t>CE quietly in
, — m
Where is Warner Miller — inside, out-
Bide or on the breastworks?
Who knows but this week will mark
a crisis in American politics?
. i — t
It may be truthfully said that the
bicycle got a good run for Its money
Well, the rockets have been set off.
Now let's have the national Democratic
Mark Hanna is just now doing a
commendable thing in keeping out of
: — m
Gov. Pattlson appears to have per
mitted his boom to go off with the rest
of the fireworks.
The establishment of a Greater New
York may soon be followed by the es
tablishment of a Greater Hades.
Some of the delegates to Chicago
■want Hill, but about two-thirds of
them appear to want to spell it with
Signs are not wanting that this cam
paign is to witness the first great con
flict of the East against the West and
Richard P. Bland appears to pose as
♦he farmers" candidate for president
because he has hayseed right off his
own farm In his hair.
About 900 of the delegates to Chi
cago are shouting for peace at any
price and staying up until 4 o"clock in
the morning looking for trouble.
There was plenty of milk in to\vn
yesterday, and yet the records show
that plenty of people either didn't I
know it or didn't care to know it.
Whatever the result of the election,
divorces will continue to be secured
Is both the Dakotas while you wait
and on the easiest terms on earth.
— -^»- _ —
Minneapolis had a picnic at St. Paul's
expense yesterday. St. Paul's only con- j
eolation is the memory that last year !
things were as different as possible.
The people of Canton, Ohio, have be
gun running sprinkling carts over their
lawns to lay the dust. They haven't
had any grass for the past two weeks. !
Two hundred and fifty New York
Republicans have issued a manifesto |
declaring that Boss Platt must be !
dethroned. This is good news to Platt, i
as he enjoys a fight.
A spring has been discovered in In
diana, the water of which intoxicates.
The discovery was made so near the
Fourth of July that its owner should
be required to make affidavit that he
has not connected it with a whisky
Some amusing things are happening
these -days to indicate the extent of
the bicycle craze. A party of New
Yorkers were racing in a narrow lane i
the other day. A little girl ran into |
the wheel of h*r aunt and upset her;
the. latter tipped over the child's mother] '
and the mother ran her wheel into that !
of the little one's mother and the old !
Jady fell aad broke her thumb.
THE SAINT PAUL GLOBE.
ALL Ifl DOUBT YET
THERE'S NOTHING CLEAR AT CHI
CAGO EXCEPT THAT SILVER
ITES WILL SL'RELY WIN.
CANDIDATES ARE PLENTIFUL
BOIES AND BLAND LEADING—TEL
LER NOT CONSIDERED A PROB
TWO DEMOCRATIC PARTIES.
Possibility That Sound Money Men
Will Bolt— Sllverltes In Minne
Special to the Globe.
CHICAGO, July 4— Here I am again,
as Mr. Merriman would say at the
circus, with another national conven
tion on my hands. This time H is a
convention containing a sufficient num
ber of elements of doubt to make it
interesting. I do not find as many
people in attendance as there were in
St. Louis the Saturday previous to
that gathering. This is accounted for
on patriotic principles. The Democ
racy inaugurated and conducted the
Revolutionary war to a successful con
clusion, and a Democrat invented the
Fourth of July. It would consequently
naturally be expected that the Demo
crats would feel it both a party and
patriotic duty to remain at home and
help make the eagle scream. Never
theless there are a good many people
already in Chicago Intent . on politics.
There will at no time be such a con
centration of the crowd as occurred in
St. Louis. Mr. Hanna carried that
convention in his hat, and consequently
wherever Hanna and his hat went
there was the convention, and every
body gathered about, much as flies
surround a molasses barrel. Hanna
was at the Southern hotel and no one
need look anywhere else for matters of
interest. Chicago is a much more mul
titudinous town than St. Louis, and In
keeping with the characteristics of the
town the people interested in this con
vention are much more multitudinous
in their opinions than Mr. Hanna was.
There are three great divisions In the
crowd. ' The Palmer house has the
headquarters of the national commit
tee and the headquarters of more state
delegations than any other hotel. This
makes that hotel the central figure,
while the Auditorium is the headquar
ters of the gold standard men, and the
Sherman the rendezvous of the silver
crowd. These are the distinctive fac
tions of the leaders of the respective
forces, and still the Bland men have
headquarters at all their places, while
Boies' chief headquarters are at the
Palmer house. The largest public
sound money headquarters are also at
the Palmer, where Senator Hill, of
New York is stopping, but Whitney
and the special gold workers are at
the Auditorium. At St. Louis one only
needed to go to the Southern hotel to
be in the swim, but here you must
make a triple alliance and then find
people gravitating between these three
localities so that you are never cer
tain where the parties are you may
wish to see. I find here what seems
TWO DEMOCRATIC PARTIES,
as diametrically and violently opposed
to each other as the Republican and
Democratic parties ever were. The sil
ver men are most numerous and most
noisy, and at the same time there is
not as much to them and their cause
as newspaper reports would lead one
to suppose. The situation reminds me
of that venerable story of the man whb
contracted to furnish fifty wagonloads
of frogs legs to a summer resort, and
after an absence of several days he
appealed at the hotel in forlorn condi
tion with a two quart pail less than
half full of the desirable article. He
asked to be released from further sup
plying, exulaining that he made his
contract based on the noise he heard
when roaming about at night. Ap
parently the silverites begin to realize
that they have a little overdone the
business. They are unquestionably in
very large majority in the convention
and can do anything they please.
There Is a mob led by Altgeld, who
desired to ride roughshod over every
thing and everybody not in favor of
silver. And it is conceded that two
days ago the mob was practically in
control of the silver forces so far as
they were gathered in Chicago.
There are not really a large number
of delegates here as yet, but so many
leaders of the silver forces have ar
rived that it is a fair assumption that
they voice the sentiment as to what
the delegates will do. I have mingled
very freely with silver men to-day,
visiting the Bland headquarters at the
Auditorium, Auditorium Annex, Pal
mer and Sherman house, and the Boies
and Matthews headquarters as well,
and do not find nearly as much aggres
siveness as I expected. While they do
not admit it, it seems to me that I
can discover a glimmer of sober second
thought. No one would admit, at any
of these headquarters, that there is to
be a caucus on Monday, and the whole
convention really conducted at that
caucus, the result to be forced on the
i regular body under gag rule. Some
! absolutely denied that this was to be
done and every one declared that there
had been no agreement for such a
movement. Some prominent silver
states have declared that they will not
I go into such caucus and while that was
j unquestionably contemplated and
i seemed inevitable a day or two ago, it
now seems doubtful whether it Is at
tempted at all.
THE ARRIVAL OF WHITNEY
; and other gold men last night may
have had a tendency to check the mob
spirit which Altgeld has been incul
cating and perhaps the silver can
didates may have discovered the un
j wisdom of puting a thing through by
brute force simply because they pos
\ Bcies arrived in person this morning
I and I had a very pleasant interview
with him at his rooms at the Palmar
, this afternoon. When I entered I found
. him posing for three sketch artists and
during my wait talked quite freely with
\ two or three of his supporters who
! were present. They declined to give
any figures as to his strength, but said
he would have a majority in the con
; vt-ntion and was second choice of so
many that he would soon attain the
necessary two-thirds. I asked if they
proposed to let the two-thirds rule
stand, and while the parties I quest
tioi:ed disclaimed knowing whether
there was any such programme they
| said it was not necessary to abrogate
SUNDAY MORNING, JULY 5, 1896.— SIXTEEN PAGE&
It as they could carry the convention
without doing so. Gov. Boies was
ready to talk on general principles, but
refused absolutely to express himself
for publication on the present situation.
He is a younger and better looking man
than any of his pictures I have ever
seen would Indicate, though he has
much of the plain farmer look about
him. It seemed to me that his broad
cloth suit was not agreeable to his feel
The Bland men are quite Indignant
because Boies has come to town, they
say that Bland is too busy with his
crops and will not follow the example
of his competitor. They are even more
vociferous in their claim than the Boies
men, asserting that Bland is the only
one who has any chance of success for
the nomination. At this time, the
Bland campaign is by far the most ag
gressive. The Matthews men are con
siderably more modest. They do not
claim the entire earth but they say to
other silver men if you will nominate
Gov. Matthews you are sure of Indiana,
We will do the best we can for who
ever is selected but cannot guarnantee
Indiana for anybody but Matthews,
and without Indiana the Democrats
cannot elect a president.
Among Democrats I scarcely hear
Teller mentioned. The seceding states
men from the St. Louis convention are
nearly all here urging Teller and I think
that the gold men would rather like
to see a Teller wave started, as his
selection would relieve them from re
pudiating their party if they declined to
follow his leadership because he is not
a Democrat. The silver Republicans
assume that Teller is the only man
that can save the country, but there
will have to be a very radical change
from the situation I find here to-day, '
if Teller makes any showing in con
I called upon John R. McLean, editor
of the Cincinnati Enquirer, who is be
ing put forward by his delegation for
president or possibly vice president.
He modestly declined considering him
self in the race and said the matter was.
in the hands of the Ohio delegatioin.who
had not yet come to a full decision in
Mr. Whitney Is, of course, the cen
tral figure In the gold forces. I found
him at the sound money club room at
the Palmer house this afternoon and
he assured me that no formal pro
gramme had been mapped out, but
they simply proposed to do the best
they could. I also saw Senator Hill at
his quarters and he talks much in the
same manner. He expressed his will
ingness to do whatever is possible or
make any sacrifice for the party con
sistent with maintaining the gold
standard, but on that point he was
specially resolute. He did not see how
Teller could be thought of for a mo
ment, for he said he supposed that this
was a Democratic convention. He
thought possibly some of those who
were so vociferous for silver were really
trying to make it as obnoxious as pos
sible in order to produce a reaction.
There are Hill badges being distributed
bearing his picture, above which, in
gilt letters are inscribed. "Patriotism,
Honest Money, Prosperity." Beneath
the picture it reads, "David B. Hill,
New York." The Boies badge reads
above the portrait "Silver and Pros
perity," and beneath the picture,
"Boies for President."
In passing a cigar store on "Wash
ington street, I saw a large lithograph
of McKinley inscribed. "The Advance
Agent of Prosperity,"with a notice that
copies were for sale within. There
seems to be a large stock of prosperity
in stock and you can get it either in
gold or silver or in one dollar just as
good as another whether gold, silver
or paper, which is as near sound money
as Mr. Hanna's advance agent has yet
The national committee will meet at
2 o'clock Monday and the majority will
SELECT SENATOR HILL
of New York, for temporary chairman.
The minority will insist on a silver
man, probably Bryan, of Nebraska.
This will be the first fight in conven
tion and Senator Hill will undoubtedly
be turned down. I allowing his name
tobe used he knows this result is in
evitable, but is willing to accept the
situation for the good of the party.
This does not necessarily seem to be
so very serious a matter. In the Repub
lican convention of 1884 Senator Lodge
and George William Curtis repudiated
the national committee who had se
lected Powell Clayton, of Arkansas, for
temporary chairman and proposed
Lynch, a colored man from Mississip
pi, and Lynch was selected but no
serious consequences followed. The sil
ver men do not fear any arbitrary
lulings from Senator Hill and as all
of the committees are made by calling
the roll of states each delegation re
porting its own members, no serious
harm can come in that direction. But
silvermen do not want to have the con
vention opened with a gold standard
speech. They would probably mob the
minister who does the prayer if he
should speak of the streets of New
Jerusalem being paved with gold. Con
sequently David will be named but not
elected. The gold standard men know
that they are powerless to win in this
convention but they are resolute and
will fight it at every point.
It is possible that Altgeld counsels
will yet prevail and by the use of the
previous question and other parliamen
tary gag rules the gilded minority
Ije crushed to earth. If a free and fair
discussion is allowed of which I think
I see some indications though not posi
tive proof to-day, the convention will
be quite prolonged but otherwise very
brief. No one can now foretell what
line of policy will be followed. I am
satisfied that the gold men. so long
as they know they cannot win, would
rather prefer to be ridden over rough
shod, as it would afford a better ex
cuse for another ticket, which I am
inclined to think is inevitable, and that
is what I mean when I said I found
two Democratic parties in Chicago.
The Minnesota delegation has not yet
arrived though D. W. Lawler, of St
Paul, A. B. Smith, of Minneapolis, and
B. F. Vorls, of Fairmont, are here.
Tom. Kurtz, of Moorhead and Mr.
Quist, of Minneapolis, alternates are
also in the city. The full delegation Is
expected to arrive on. Monday when
headquarters will be opened at the
Victoria hotel and a meeting held at
10 o'clock for the selection of a mem
ber of the national committee and
members of the various committees.
The silver men are claiming that six
of the Minnesota delegates will vote
for them. The ones claimed are: P. B.
Winston, W. H. Dimahue and A. D.
Smith, of Minneapolis; B. F. Vorig, of
Fairmont; John Moo nan, of Waseca,
I and J. F. McGovfcrn, of Wabasha.
These are all district delegates except
Winston, Donahue and Smith, and were
instructed for silver by their districts.
Winston was one of the delegates at
large, selected by th« state convention
which adopted a gold standard plat
form and when it was proposed In
state convention to order the delega
tion to vote as a unit the motion was
withdrawn on the statement of Wins
ton that he resrarded the platform as
a binding instruction. Under these
circumstances it is not likely that he
will vote with the silver crowd though
his sympathies are known to be in that
J. J. Hill spent the day in the city
conferring with Mr. Whitney and other
gold standard men, and he and Crawford
WILL THEY MOUNT THE TELLER BAND WAGON?
Livingston left for New York this even
ing. Mr. Miller of the Bank of Minne
sota is also here. The attendance of
newspaper men is fully equal to or even
greater than at St. Louis, but like the
visitors they are scattered and there
is no Tony Faust's just around the cor
ner from Hanna where they can meet
after the night's work is ended. The
Palmer corridor, which is by no means
spacious, is packed continuously by a
good natured yelling mob. The corri
dor is lined with pictures of Boies and
Bland, and the respective adherents of
these candidates take turns in shout
ing their praises. Speeches are being
constantly made amid jeers and laugh
ter, for the crowd is chiefly for silver
and its utterances »n the same direct
ion. No gold candidate is talked or f
apparently thought of. As he cannot ;
| be nominated, it will be as perfunctory ,
as the nomination pf Httt -for temporary |
chairman, to put' up a man, but the
motions will be gone through with just \
The general rules of this convention
are as well known as were those of the
■ St T Louis affair, but as it is not absolute
i ly a one man machine, there is a good
deal more interest in watching, the !
methods which will be resorted to in
accomplishing the ends which are j
known to be certain. In my judgment
the gold men are merely sparring for
points to have a legitimate excuse for i
repudiating the ticket which will be i
placed in the field in a few days, !
without seeming Jo be absolutely bolting j
the party. If the silver men are smart |
they will be temperate and conservative j
with their power and thus compel the ;
gold men to be the aggressofs in the ■.
split. If the Altgeid mob have their
way the gold forces will have abund
ant ground for setting up in business
for themselves and claim to be the
party. But I doubt Altgeld's suprem
acy. Meantime the Democratic party
is on the rocks. Let her rock.
H. P. Hall.
LAUGH A3 1 WARNER.
Illinois Men Say He In >ot a Dark
CHICAGO, July 4.— The Boies men have or
ganized for a vigorous mussionary campa'gn
among the untnstructed delegations. They
have divided their force* into squads of work- |
ers. and each squad r-.ai been assigned to do
duty at certain delegatioji headquarters. These
missionary squads will sendeavor to find out
the sent'ment of the deflates as to their pres
idential choice, and if possible get the delega
tions as a body*" to gifl an audience, when
speakers will be furnished to plead the cause
of the lowa candidate.
H. C. Evans.- a delegate from Ottumwa,
10., said iast night that the lowa men j
claimed to have more votes for Boles than
Bland's followers claimed for h!m. "The ma
jority of our votes," he said, "are from unin
structed delegations, and we are not at lib
erty to quote them. We merely have their
assurances that th«y will vote for Boies."
Continuing, he said that it was hard to judge
at present Just what the actual strength of
any particular candidate is. There was so
few here as yet, and the majority of them
seemed to be at sea. This gave encouragement
to the Boles forces to believe they could ac- i
complish much by missionary work. In re
gard to the Illinois delegation 1 , he did not
know what to make of it. It seemed to be
their policy to say nothing as to their presi
"This leads some of our men to the belief,"
he went on to Bay, "that a dark horse !s to be
sprung upon the convention. Who the dark
horse will be no one has been able to deter
mine with any degree of certainty. Some of
the leaders are of the opinion that the dark
horse will be ex-Congressman •A. J. Warner,
of Ohio." The Boies men, he added, had not
been able to learn anything definite as to the
Delegate Wiliam Prentice, who made the
speech nominating Gov. Altgeid at Peoria. did
not take any stock in tije Warner idea. Per
sonally he favored Gov: Boies, and thought
he would be the best man to nominate. How
ever, he had not and would not for the pres
ent pledge himself to any one. The main
thiag now was t$ coaceatrate the silver
strength and organize the convention. He
did not think there would be any great diffi
culty in doing this,, as tie silver men had
such a big majority. They would certainly
■object to Senator HiU for temporary chairman.
He was also confident that a platform would
be adopted that would declare for free silver,
and that free s'lr<-~ would be made the issue
of the campaign. <Tk> people were all talking
money, and it would be folly to attempt to
foist the tariff upps them &s the main issue.
At the Illinois headquarters the idea of sup
porting A. J. Warner as a dark horse was
laughed at as absurd. None of the delegates
had even thought of such a. fbolish idea.
He Does Not Care for the Vice Presi
CHICAGO, July 4.— TJ»« name of Senator
John W. Daniel, of Virginia, will riot be pre
sented to the convention as a candidate for
second place on the : ticket. This statement
was made today by Congressman Swanson
a delegate-at-la-ge, and Frank Hum?, an al
ternate. The "Wrgteia state convention in
structed the delegation to urge Daniel for
the vice presicencjC, If Its members thought
best, and consultation with the senator has
led to th« decision not t» present hit nain*.
TO A SIIiVEH GOAL
FORCE OF WHITE METAL MOVE
MENT NOT LIKELY TO BE
CHANCES AGAINST A BOLT.
EASTERN MEN EXPECTED TO KEEP
THEIR PLACES IN THE CON.
SILVER MEN ARE ALL JUBILANT.
They Have Gained, Rather Than
Loat Ground, They Say, Since
Mr. Whitney Arrived.
CHICAGO, July 4.— The distracting
din of the Fourth of July celebration
but added to the confusion and chaos
in the political storm center today. The
hotel corridors were choked with push-
ing, perspiring crowds, and vocal with
contentious wrangling. The head
quarters of the various candidates
swarmed with delegates and boomers,
mysterious conferences between silver
leaders and gold leaders occurred in
secret chambers of the hotels, and
though the campaign bands and shout
ers have not yet arrived in force; the
Democratic national convention is in
possession of the city. As the conven
tion is on like a stream, frothing and
swirling with its whirlpools and eddies
to its destiny, there is but one sure
goal. It is rushing with a force and
impetuosity that nothing car. check or
turn aside, to a free silver declaration.
That is certain. For the rest, all is al
most Inextricable confusion.
y The gold men trained their guns on
the enemy today, but they had as well
been shotted with paper wads. The
discharges made considerable r.oise,
but their effect was harmless and al
most as hopeless as firing toy pistols i
at an armor-clad battleship. Ex-Sec
retary Whitney, who entered Chicago
four years ago with haughty step, to
crush the oppposjtion to Cleveland, has
assumed the leadership of the gold
forces. Although the laurels of his old
victory still cling to him he is no con
quering hero now. He leads a forlorn
hope. Nevertheless, he set his lieu
tenants to work and all day his aide
de camps have been flying hither and
thither, seeking a weak point in the
lines of the silver forces.
Tfie hotel corridors were filled with
agents, laboring to convince the silver
men that pronouncement for silver was
a fatal blunder that could only consign
the party to defeat perhaps oblivion.
But Mr. Whitney, who came here with
the declaration that the silver men
must listen to reason, when they ascer
tained the strong feeling of the East
on the subject, found himself confront
ed everywhere with the argument that
he and the gold men of the East were
the heretics. Argument having failed,
some of the gold men tried threats.
Ex-Gov. Flower, of New York, and Col.
John R. Fellows openly announced that
they should not support a free silver
candidate and even intimated that the
gold men would bolt.
Senator Hill, ex-Gov. Russell, of Mas
sachusetts; Chairman Harrity. Ben
Cable, of Illinois; Bynum, of Indiana,
and others frowned upon such threats
as this, and, while talk of bolting is
naturally rife today, from present indi
cations, there will be no physical with
drawal from the convention. Some of
the most radical of the gold men are
strongly Inclined to
CHUCK UP THE GAME
and walk out, but they are being re
strained. Whitney and the leaders
grew very mysterious later in the day
and whispered "wait" to their down
hearted followers. What they can hope
tr> accomplish later no orie knows.
Those who feel disposed to bolt, are be
coming convinced that there is no
hope of presenting a free silver plat
form and intimate that they would
welcome the nomination of Teller. The
nomination of a silver Republican
would give them the coveted excuse
for supporting, as between two Re
publicans, the one who upholds the
financial policy upon which they be
lieve the commercial prosperity of the.
Some of the silver men were exceed
ingly angry at the talk of ruin and
disaster which emanated from the New
York headquarters, and Senator Blaok
burn recalled the irony of fate; which
made those headquarters to-day, as
they were four years ago, the source
of predictions of defeat. Then Hill,
Fellows and Cockran, who is now ab
sent, made the welkin ring with their
protests against the nomination of a
man "who swept the country from
ocean to ocean." To-day he said his
tory was repeating itself and these
same men were attempting to under
mine the issue and destroy the only
chance Democracy has of success this
The jjet result of the arrival of the
gold contingent today strange to say,
is an acquisition of strength to the
silver, not the gold forces. The former
claim now six votes in Minnesota, six
in Florida* -four- in Maryland and even
some promised in words, In the East
From Massachusetts comes the news
that six of the delegates are for silver,
headed by George Fred Williams, who
four years ago wept in the house of
representatives because Crisp, a silver
man, was- elected . speaker. Other
votes are claimed in the Maine and
Delaware delegations and it was said
there would be silver vo;es from New
York and Pennsylvania, were the del
egations not locked up by the unit rule.
Ex-Congressman John E. Russell, of
Massachusetts, who is a gold man,
takes a gloomy view of the situation
from his standpoint. "The American
people," said he, "are determined to
try free coinage. The fever is in their,
blood and they will have It. We who
believe in the maintenance of the gold
standard might as well take to our
cyclone cellars for they cannot be
As a graceful way of showing their
appreciation of Williams' stand for
free silver in the old Bay state, it is
possible that the silver leaders may
decide to make him temporary chair
man of the convention in place of
Bryan, of Nebraska, about whose se
lection there is a hitch, owing to the
fact that his seat Is contested. This
of course, pre-supposes a choice of the
national committee on Monday unac
ceptable to the silver hosts.
REPUBLICAN SILVER LEAGUE.
Democrats and Populists Are Barred
TOPBKA, Kan., July 4.— The Republican
Sliver league was organized here last night,
and A. B. Hulit, who was made president of
the movement, claims that 200 Republicans
have signified their intention of joining the
club. No one is to be admitted to member
ship who is not or has not formerly been a
Republican. Populists and Democrats are not
eligible. The organization was effected at an
open meeting, composed largely of working
men. The plan had been quietly worked up
for a week past, and membersship cards were
distributed and signed by many Republicans.
After the election of officers, a declaration
of principles and platform were adopted. It
was decided to hold public meetings at which
the silver question will be freely discussed,
and to form similar clubs all over the state.
The declaration of principles cites the fact
that "the Republican party in 1888 demanded
the use of both gold and silver at the ratio
of 16 to 1, without asking the permission of
any other nation on the globe," and continu
ing, says, "We believe that well-remunerated
labor constitutes the best market for the
American farmers, and that in addition to the
market of the East, he should have a mar
ket among the army of people employed in the
silver industry in the West,"
Worlc of the Convention Will Not
' be Railroaded.
CHICAGO, July 4.— There is still much dis
cussion among delegates as to the time which
will be covered by the convention. There is
a general desire to have the time abbreviated
as much as possible, but there is no longer
much talk, as there was a few days since
of being able to reduce the time to one day!
On the contrary, the belief is now quite gen
eral that the convention will be In session
at least three or four days. " Some of the
silver men contend that there should be no
discussion of the platform when brought in,
but that the previous question should be
demanded immediately upon the presenta
tion of the report.
Others of the silver leaders say that no
such precipitation as this would be neces
sary, and deprecate the disposition to cut off
reasonable debate. It appears now that this
contention will prevail, especially if the gold
men prove to be reasonable on the question
of the temporary organization. If the silver
men fail to have a general caucus before the
beginning of the convention, as appears
probable the chances are that there will be
several ballots for candidates.
Altgeld Will Try to Insert a
CHICAGO, July 4.— An effort will be made
to incorporate a plank in the Democratic
platform denouncing federal Interference
with local affairs, either by troops or in
junctinon of the United States courts. Gov.
Altgeld and his following will advocate such
a plank, and they will bring all the pressure
they can to succeed. Gov. Altgeld came back
to Chicago to-day from Springfield and opened
up headquarters at the Sherman house. He
said he believed the plank denouncing fed
eral interference would be adopted.
"It Is Democratic," he said, "and every
true Democrat will support it. Illinois is
seeking no office," he added, "and not urg
ing the nomination of any particular man- for
the presidency. All the Democrats of Illi
nois desire is to- see a pronounced silver man
nominated for the presidency, and to have a
pronounced free sliver platform adopted.
They will be satisfied with nothing less.
They demand it and will fight for it." Re
garding his choice for president, the governor
would not go farther than to say he would
favor any pronounced free silver candidate
the party might nominate..
Senator Jonen Sa>n It Is the Im
CHICAGO, July 4.— Senator John P. Jones,
of Nevada, is among the recent arrivals. He
Is ranked aa a Populist, but he has been cir
culating emong the silver Democrats freely.
He tells them that if they will only nominate
a silver man upon whom all the silver forces
can unite, he will be for the nominee.
"What we want," he said, "i« the unifi
cation of the silver forces, and that cannot be
secured except upon a candidate who will be
acceptable alike to silver Democrats, silver
Republicans and Populists. I don't care as
to the name of the man, but he must be
such as to render it unnecessary for the Pop
ulists and silver men to make a. nomination
at St. Louis. We will make ourselves ridicu
lous by having two candidates. Nothing
would please the gold people more than for
us to be thus divided, and I hope such a
thing will not occur. The Democartic party
has an opportunity now to put itself in condi
tion to control affairs in this . country for
forty years, but if it falls to avail itself of
the opportunity offered, it Is doomed."
NEW BOOM BOR.V.
Vlee President Stevenson I'rgvd ax
CHICAGO, July 4.— Some of the adminis
tration Democrats are advocating the nomi
nation of Adlal E. Stevenson for president.
They have as yet received no encouragement
from the free silver advocates, and are to all
appearances making bo headway with the
boom. Gov. Altgeld said that Mr. Steven
son could not carry a single silver state.
Carter In Chlvao-o.
CHICAGO, July 4.— Senator Carter, of Mon
tana, formerly chairman of the Republican
national committee, and one of the Western
•liver men who refrained from bolting at St.
Louis, was in Chicago today. Senator Pet
tigrew and other bolting Republicans saw
Senator Carter and urged him to remain and
take a hand In the Teller movement. This
Senator Carter refused to do. He said that
he did not care to take part in politics at
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
CHICAGO'S BIG DAY
PATRIOTISM AND POLITICS JOSMOIJ
TO MAKE THE GLORIOI H
ALL THE LOBBIES JAMMED.
INTEREST OF THE DAY CENTERED
IN THE ACTION OF THE GOLD
EVERYBODY WANT* TO SEE HILL.
New York; Leader » Fl«ure of Great
Interest to the Crowd* of
CHICAGO, July 4.— Patriotism and
politics— the great day of July and the
advent of a national convention are
the two contending: elements at Chi
cago to-day, and it is difficult to tell
whether the bursting of bombs and
crackers, the crash of bands, the
marching of organizations, the surging
of great crowds along the thorough
fare, the haranguing of orators in the
hotel corridors and the gaily decorated'
store fronts are inspired most by love
of country or of party. Seldom if ever"'
before has the city had. the national'
holiday and a national convention corn el
in conjunction, and it is a combination
calculated to stagger even Chicago.
The day was ushered in with the us
ual demonstrations of patriotism. At!
6 o'clock the guns at Fort Sheridan']
gave an early salute, and this was 1
taken up and continued down town in'
one unending cannonade of small arms;
and crackers, until the air was thick!
with the fumes of powder. The
"weather was hot, but a lazy breeze off)
the lake stirred the air sufficiently toi
make life more endurable among the 1
workers than it has been during the in-'
tense heat of preceding days. The sutv'
shone through the misty light clouds,^
which at times promised showers, andi
the local weather prediction for the
day, held out the prospect of showers ■
followed by slightly cooler weather.
The political centers were astir early
in the day, for there had been little
rest for the weary workers after the
patriotic artillery of the day began.
The usual crowds were in the lobbies
of the Palmer house, Auditorium, '
Sherman house, while in the upper
chambers of these and other hotels,
the leaders proceeded with their con
ferences, oblivious to the deafening
peals from without. Early in the day,
the main lobbies were choked with,
boisterous but good natured throngs
who cheered alternately for Bland]
Boies, Matthews and the other favorl
The caucusses of the gold and silver
elements last night were the main
themes of discussion and speculation^
The warning notes, in some of the
speeches at the gold meeting were ex
pected to be followed by. a more defi
nite announcement of policy later in
the day. The gold forces met at the
Palmer house during the morning, and
proceeded to map out the lines of bat
tle, while ex-Secretary Whitney's
rooms at the Auditorium were the
center of continued conferences. The
INTEREST OF THE DAY
centered in the development of the line
of action of the gold men. While it
was conceded that the silver forces had
a majority, and possibly under certain'
circumstances, a two-thirds vote, yet
the moral effect of this was in part
dissipated by having the total divided 1
among Bland, Boies. Matthews, T ( eller'
and others, while the gold ranks were
in a compact body.
The quarters of Chairman Harrity,
Sergeant-at-Arms Martin and Secre
tary Sheerin were besieged by groups
eager to arrange the innumerable de
tails which fall to the lot of these ex
ecutive chiefs. Mr. Harrity, in a light
grey serge suit, was suave and un
ruffled in the midst of a hundred im
portunities. Secretary Sheerin had not
only the' burdens cf his position, but
was actively combatting a movement
in the Indiana delegation to vote him
out of his position on the national com
mittee, owing to his differences with
the free silver majority in the dele
Sergeant-at-Arms Martin left for the
Coliseum early in the day and directed
the work of preparing the convention
ball. The great force of workmen pro- ,
ceeded without reference to the holiday
and made rapid progress in giving pre- '
sentable form to the vast structure. All
the decorations- were in place, and the
seats wore either in, or ready to be put
in. Those for the delegates were ex
ceptionally inviting. By noon, much of
the work was done, and the hall was
surrendered for the rest of the day for
patriotic exercises by the Root Monu
ment association, in which a chorus of
1,200 adults and I.COO children partici
pated. It afforded an opportunity to i
test the capacity and acoustics of the
Mr. Martin had his staff of assistant !
sergeants-at-arms. doorkeepers and
pages at the hall, assisting them to learn
the duties of their positions. They will j
be put through a drill tomorrow so that
every man will' know his post anfll
At the headquarters of the various '
candidates no time was lost in pleasur- I
able celebration. It was felt that the'
crisis of candidates was near at hand, j
and to-day and tomorrow were parti
cularly Important owing to the many]
state delegations scheduled to arrive.
At the Bland headquarters, there was
an air of serenity and confidence, and
the managers reported that they were
making steady accessions. They w<=-re ';
particularly pleased at the prospective
ARRIVAL OF MR. BLAND.
The claims of the Bland leaders cover '
many delegates who, it is said, will go j
to Bland as second choice. Bland com- ]
mittees circulated about the hotels and
conducted the work of persuasion and
At the Indiana headquarters, Senator i
Turpie declared that Gov. Matthew's (
strength was advancing steadily. This i
larger question has given way momen- j
tarlly, however, to the sharp manoeu
vering preparatory to the first full and .
formal caucus of the Indiana dele- ;
The Boies headquarters was crowded
with new arrivals, adding to the en- ;
thusiasm and confidence already shown
there, and here too, the leaders were
expectant of the arrival of the candl-l
date himself. Messrs. Blackburn and'
McLean were the central figures at'
their respective headquarters, the per
sonality of the men lending added in
terest of the,ir candidacy.
Senators Dubois, Mantle and P< ttl
grew la-bored industriously in behalf of
Teller, presenting an argument based
on figures to show that Teller's nomin.-,
alien ensured sufficient electoral votea^