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VOL. XIX.— NO. 208.
THE ST. PflrUL GLOBE.
SUNDAY, JULY 26, 1600.
Weather (or Today—
Cooler, Probable Shower*.
Popnltats Nominate Bryan.
Bryan Appears to be HedKlngr.
Last Day of the Convention.
A Four Days' Riot.
Queer Thing" of the Last Day.
Billy Bryan's Ride.
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A Preacher Prevent* Bigamy,
Story of Counterfeiting.
Pultitli Defeats the Minnesota*.
Rennlt of the Yacht Race.
Children to Sing: War Sons*.
■ Mi-Kiuley Seeks Democratic Votem.
Butler Heads Pop. Committee.
Views of the Leaders.
The Talk of a Bolt.
A Wave of Socialism.
Northern Pacific Road Sold.
Duluth and Winnipeg Also Sold.
The Kaiser in a Sew Role.
Minneapolis City Convention.
Columbus Defeats St. Paul.
Minneapolis Beats Detroit.
Indianapolis Leads Kansas City.
St. Paul Batting Averages.
Delehanty's Great Feat.
Big Boom in Billiards.
Great Roud Race at Como.
( Capital City Amateur Cyclists.
Death In Colorado's Floods.
Very High Water In the East.
Consnelo Yanderbllt in London.
Pain's Vesuvian Spectacle.
Business Man's Announcement.
Books of the Hour.
' In the World of Labor.
Music of the Week.
Pulley to Aid Shoe Lacing.
In St. Paul Social Circle*.
Suburban Social Sews.
Late >'ew York Fashions.
Pinks and Greens the Fnii.
A Perilous Wooing (Story).
Bar Silver 68 5-Bc.
Cash Wheat In Chicago 58 5-Bc.
Stocks Close Heavy With Gains.
St. Paul Secret Societies.
Wants of the People.
World's Greatest Cyanide Mill.
A Great Short -•ne.
MOVEMENT OF STEAMSHIPS.
NEW YORK— Arrived : New York, South
ampton; Marsalia, Hamburg; Olympla, Genoa.
Sailed: Scandta, Hamburg; Mississippi, Lon
k don; Spaarndam, Rotterdam; Kaiser Wilhelm
11., Genoa; La Gascogne, Havre; Aller. Bre
men via Cherbourg; Circassia, Glaggow; I'm
LIVERPOOL— Arrived: Campania, New
York- Nomadic, New York.
HAVRE— Sailed: La Bourgogne, New York.
SOUTHAMPTON— SaiIed: Paris. New York.
PHILADELPHIA— SaiIed: Waesland. Liver
The middle of the road is still there,
but the Populists are not in it.
The. Texas delegation should be sent
from St. Louis to an insane asylum.
Kolb, of Alabama, seconded the nom
ination of Bryan. But where does this
They had to get a joke on C©xey at
St. Louis. Somebody nominated him
The Populists have gone. The bar
bers of St. Louis will resume business
Kansas has Just made a big oil strike.
Kansas should pour oil on the trou
bled political waters.
The St. Louis platform is more noted
for the numerousness of its planks than
for their perspicacity.
The St. Louis riot is over, the lights
are out, "Cyclone" Davis has gone
home, and the country is safe.
One of the queer predictions made by
a St. Louis delegate was that Bryan
would sweep New York from Niagara
The shot taken at Sewall by the Pop
ulists was not personal. It was fired at
the banks, which every Populist cor
The Bryan cross was conspicuous In
the St. Louis convention yesterday.
This Is but another indication that Mr.
Bryan is to get the double cross.
Edwin W. Winter had to be hauled
Into West Superior on a logging engine
yesterday, but he got there in time to
buy the Northern Pacific railway.
An Anderson, Ind., paper flopped to
free silver one day and went into the
hands of a receiver the next. Its cred-
Jtors will get considerably less than 50
cents on the dollar.
By all means let this campaign of ed
k ucatlon be extended. A Pennsylvania
farmer has tacked this sign on an ap
ple tree on his farm: "No bicykllng
aloud on these rodes."
The ladles were for Bryan, too. One
of the prettiest seconding speeches was
that made by Miss Roberts, of Colo
rado, and Mrs. Lease also gave the
Lincoln statesman the glad hand.
Pennsylvania comes t«"> the front v.llh
a gruesome novelty. A Keystone fam
ily exchanged coffins in the middle of
« funeral, because the- Rates ot the one
they first purchased did not euit them.
THE SAINT PAUL GIJOfiE.
BBYflfl T|iEIR p|l
NOMINATED BY THE POP CONVEN
TION IN SPITE OF HIS PRO
SITUATION MUCH MIXED.
LEADERS UNCERTAIN AS TO WHAT
AVI IX BE THE FINAL. OUT
FIXL POWER GIVEN COMMITTEE.
This the Key That I* Expected to
Unlock the Knotty Demo-Pop
ST. LOUIS, July 25.— "William Jen
nings Bryan, of Nebraska, who was
nominated by the Democratic national
convention at Chicago, a fortnight ago,
was today made the standard bearer
of the Populist party by a vote of 1,042
to 321. The Democratic candidate was
nominated in face of his own protest,
in the shape of a telegram, directing
the withdrawal of his name, sent to
Senator Jones, after Sewall, his run
ning mate, had been dished for the
vice presidential nomination last night,
and Thomas E. Watßon, of Georgia,
had been named for second *place on
the ticket. It was also made in the
teeth of an opposition so bitter, that
after the convention adjourned some of
the radicals held a rump convention.
The last session of the convention,
which lasted from 9:30 this morning un
til almost 5 o'clock this afternoon, was
marked by scenes of turbulence and
noisy excitement, which at times bor
dered on actual riot, and which almost
precipitated personal encounters. One
fist fight did take place, a Rhode Island
delegate was ejected, and a West Vir
ginia delegate, inflamed by the action .
of the convention, walked sullenly out
of the hall.
The storm center, as on the three
previous days, was in the Texas dele
gation. But the really dramatic feat
ures of this wild session were enacted
behind the scenes. Rumors of what
was going on in the wings reached the
delegates, but they knew nothing defi
nitely, and to the very end a message
from Mr. Bryan, which might have
changed the result was kept from their
To add to the other features of the
day, the convention was without mu
sic, and the hall was littered and be
strewn with the grime and dirt of
yesterday's twelve-hour session. It was
not expected the convention would
last more than three days, and the
contract made with the local commit
tee expired last night.
The Populist Bryan managers de
cided at the outset today to disregard
Mr. Bryan's telegram of last night;
to nominate him and straighten out
the tangle afterwards. They started
out to rush his nomination through
before any other candidates could be
put in the field, as a football team, by
means of a brilliant flying wedge,
some times forces a goal. But the in
terference was too much for them and
their line was broken.
Gen. Weaver, of lowa, the Populist
candidate in 1892, placed Bryan in nom
ination, and Gen. Field, of Virginia,
who was his running mate, after a
brief speech, moved to make the nomi
nation unanimous. Chairman Allen
held the motion in order, and that
until that motion was decided, the call
of states for nominations, which was
the order of the convention, could not
proceed. This ruling almost precipi-.
tated a riot. Some cheered, some
cursed, some fought, and there would
probably have been serious trouble
had not the Bryan leaders wisely con
cluded to abandon this, so regarded,
high handed program. In doing so,
they opened the floodgates and for six
hours, the convention was deluged
with oratory. Almost every state and
territory had its Inning on the plat-
Tn<HUS E. WAT9OK, POPILIST NOMINEE FOR VICE PRESIDENT.
form. Most of the speakers seconded
Bryan's; nomination. About fifty sec
onding speeches were made, and some
of t'.iem were both eloquent and bril
The middle of the road contingent
insisted on knowing, at every oppor
tunity, whether, in view of his tele
gram, Bryan would stand on the plat
form and accept the nomination. But
all of these pointed questions were
neatly parried. Judge Green, of Ne
braska, and others vouched
FOR BRYAN'S SYMPATHY
with Populistic principles, but that wai
all the satisfaction the radicals could
SUNDAY MORNING, JULY 26, 1896.— EIGHTEEN PAGES.
get. The Texas delegation then sent a
message to Bryan at Lincoln, putting
the direct question to him. To this no
answer was received, but the Demo
cratic candidate had been In constant
telegraphic communication with Sen
ator Jones, chairman of the Democrat
ic committee, and word came to the
convention hall that Jones had a mes
sage which he wanted the convention
It was then that, upon the sugjres.
tion of Senator Allen, a motion was
carried in the confusion, Just before the
ballot was taken, that may prove the
key by which the tangle in the silver
forces may be unlocked. It was a mo
tion, conferring upon the national com
mittee plenary power — all the power,
the motion stated, of the convention
itself. Some of the radicals pricked up
their ears when the motion was put,
and there was a vague protest, but it
is certain the rank and file did not
realize its full importance.
- As the roll call was proceeding, Gov.
Stone, of Missouri, appeared on the
platform with the Bryan message, but
Senator Allen would not permit him to
read it to the convention, and Stone j
retired very much disconcerted. The :
Populist leaders had decided to go
ahead with Bryan's nomination, Irre
spective of the wishes of the Demo
cratic managers. Rumors that such
a message was in the convention
aroused the Lone Star delegates to
frenzy, and Stump Ashby demanded
to know if there was a message from
Bryan on the secretary's table. Chair
man Allen promptly responded that
there was not, but that there was some
talk of a "fictitious" message some
where; he had not seen it. Literally,
of course, Senatr Allen was correct. He
said afterwards, In explanation of his
action, that Bryan was the over
whelming choice of the convention;
that the telegram, whatever it was,
was not addressed to the convention,
or to a Populist delegate; that it was
purely a Democratic negotiation, and
something with which a Populist con
vention had nothing to do.
When the roll call was completed it
was found that Bryan had 1,042 out of
the 1,400 votes in the convention. Frank
S. Norton, of Chicago, was the only
other candidate. Ignatius Donnelly, of
Minnesota, and Gen. Coxey, of Indus
trial Army fame, were nominated, but
their names were withdrawn. Norton
received 321 votes, Eugene V. Debs 10,
and Donnelly 1. Norton got the majority
on the solid vote of Texas, Michigan,
New York, Missouri, Rhode Island and
Wisconsin, and a respectable portion
of the votes of Alabama, California
Kentucky, Illinois, and Ohio.
The convention was hastily adjourned
after Bryan had been declared the
nominee and the radicals in the Texas, i
Arkansas, California, Illinois and Maine
delegations proceeded to organize their
After the adjournment Senator Jones
refused to give out Mr. Bryan's mes
sage, and he Immediately posted off to
Lincoln to confer with the silver knight
of the West, regarding the situation.
As to the future, all is problematical,
none of the wiseacres pretend to pre
dict with certainty what the result will
be. Whether a fusion can be arranged,
or upon what basis, is of course specu- !
lated upon. Whether Mr. Bryan will de
cline the nomination is canvassed. The
shrewdest of the political observers,
and those who are most anxious for a
union of the silver forces can see this
result only in the withdrawal of one
of the vice presidental candidates. There
is, as there has been for some days,
talk of Sewall's voluntary withdrawal,
but after the stand Mr. Bryan and Sen
ator Jones have taken this is not con
sidered probable. It Is strongly inti
mated tonight that Watson may be in
duced to withdraw in the interest of
such a union. It should be said, how
ever, that this i 3 intimated by those who
wish It most.
By conferring upon the national Pop
ulist committee plenary powers those
who are so earnestly striving for an
Actual consolidation of the strength of
the silver forces created the machinery
by which any sort of terms can be ar
ranged. But what will happen the fut
ure alone can tell. v
SIX HOIRS OF ORATORY.
Gen. Weaver Begun It by Nominat
ing Mr. Bryan.
Senator Allen called the convention
to order at 9:35. After the invocation,
Chairman Allen announced that the
first thing in order was the selection
of a national committee and the com
mittees to notify the candidates for
president and vice president. Several
resolutions were presented and referred
without reading or debate. The chair
man then called for the nominations
of president and Judge Green, of Ne
braska, took the stage to place Mr.
Bryan In nomination. The Texas del
egation interrupted with the point of
oider that the states must be called in
alphabetical order for nominations.'
Judge Green was driven off the stage
by the Texas point of order, but on mo
tion of an Arkansas delegate the rules
were suspended and Judge Green was
Continued on Seveata Pajre,
Will It Go Down in HlMory Like Those of Paul Revere and Phil Sheridan?
BRYAfI IS HEDGIfIG
DOES NOT SAY THAT HE WILL
DECLINE THE POPILIST NOM
CAUSE OF SILVER FIRST.
HE! WILL DO NOTHING TO
RETARD A WHITE METAL
' l ,-»'; -
WANTS TO BE FAIR TO SEWALL.
Ib Very Sorry the Populists Did
Not See Fit to Indorne Maine
LINCOLN, Neb., July 25.— While the i
public in Lincoln has been discussing
the likelihood of the acceptance or re- |
jection by Mr. Bryan of the Populist I
nomination after the rejection of Sew- I
all, Mr. Bryan put in the day in abso
lute silence as to his intentions, al
though the pressure was strong to se
cure an expression from him. During |
the forenoon he received many tele- I
grams from St. Louis friends in rela
tion to the perplexing cojsjjlitions there j
arising, and quite a number from
friends in other parts urging him to
stand by his previous telegrams de
clining the nomination, unless it car- I
ried with it that of Mr. Sewall.
Shortly after noon Mr. Bryan en- 1
tered a carriage with his law partner, I
Mr. Talbot, and drove away from the
Bryan residence. From ,that time on j
until nearly 6 p. m. his.- whereabouts
were shrouded in mystery. All knowl
edge thereof was denied yat his home
and inquiry at Democratic headquar- !
ters and Mr. Bryan's office was fruit- ;
less. When asked later where he had !
concealed himself, Mr. Rryan replied I
that he had not suspected that any one i
might wish to see hirri. In reference !
to the action of the St. Louis conven
tion he said:
"When the Populists decided to nom
inate a vice president, Senator Jones, j
chairman of the national Democratic j
committee, wired me as follows:
Popul.sts nominate vi c pre I4ent first- if not.
Sewall. what shall I do? Answer, quick. I
favor your declination in tfiat case.
I wired immediately as folotows:
Hon. James K. Jones, St. Louis: I entirely
agree with you. Withdraw my name if Se
wall is not nominated.
These dispatches were published in
this morning's papers and the conven- j
tion understood my po^'on. In spite
of this they have seen fit to nominate |
me. Whether I shall accept the nor- !
ination or not will depend entirely up- I
on what conditions are attached to it. j
My first desire is to aid in securing '
the immediate restoration by the Unit- I
ed States of the free and unlimited
coinage of gold and siiver at the pres
ent legal ratio of 16 to 1 without wait
ing for the aid or consent of any other
nation. The Republican platform de- !
clares that the bimetallic system should j
be restored, but asserts ,ye as a people '
are helpless to secure bimetallism for j
ourselves until foreign nations come to (
our assistance. We cannot afford to !
surrender our right to legislate for our ''■
people upon every quention; and so j
long as that right is disputed no other
question can approach it in import
"I apreciate the desire manifested at
St. Louis to consolidate all the free sil- j
ver forces, and regret that they did not !
nominate Mr. Sewall alto. He stands
squarely upon the Chicago platform
and has defended our cause against
greater opposition than we have had to
meet in the West and South. The Pop
ulist platform is, on many questions
substantially identioal with the Chi
cago platform; It goes beyond the Chi
cago platform, however, and indorses
some policies which I *o not approve
of. All I can say now to tbat my ac
tion will depend entirely upon the con
ditions attached to tfl6- nomination.
I shall do nothing which wUI endanger
the succes of bimetallism, «or shall I
do anything unfair to J6\ feewall."
"Assuming that the acceptance of the
nomination by you would be unfair to
Mr. SewaJl," was asfcefl, "how could
conditions' shape themseves bo as to
permit you to accept ? >IL
The question waA adroitly «rva4e4 \)j.
BILLY BRYAN'S RIDE.
the jocular remark, that if all things
now perplexing were made plain it
would be an infringement upon the
field of journalistic conjecture. When
asked concerning the complications
that seem imminent because of the
seeming necessity of putting up two
sets of Bryan electors, in case he re
mained the candidate of the Populist
party Mr. Bryan replied that this was
one of the difficulties which time must
be trusted to remove.
Mr. Bryan was seemingly as cheerful
over the situation as he was when he
received information of his first nom
ination at Chicago.
STOOD BY SEW ALL,.
Jon** Sever Said the Nominee Would
ST. LOUIS, Mo., July 25.— Yesterday after
noon during the protracted discussion of the
change of rules so to nominate vice pres
ident first, the opponents of Mr. Sewall in
dustriously circulated the report that Sen
ator Jones, chairman of the Democratic na
tional committee, had said that' Mr. Sewall
stood ready to withdraw from the Demo
cratic ticket if the convention nominated a
Populist for vice president. Scores of the
delegates believed the statement. Other re
ports were afloat that Mr. Jones had said
1 that there would be no trouble in arranging
j for joint electoral tickets if a Populist were
named. These statements were winning a
good many delegates from Mr. Sewall and
i Mr. Patterson at once took steps to refute
them. He wrote the letter to Mr. Jones
that is subjoined below and Senator Jones
at once wrote the reply that accompanies it.
When the convention convened in the even
ing Mr. Patterson had the correspondence
I to read to the body at the first opportunity
that presented, but before the convention
convened Senator Jones had sent to him to
; place before the convention his telegrams
! to Mr. Bryan, and Mr. Bryan's reply directing
that in the event of Mr. Sewall's defeat his
(Bryan's) name should be withdrawn from
the consideration ~of the convention. This
rendered the reading of the Jones-Patterson
correspondence quite unnecessary. By that
time it was a foregone conclusion that Mr
[ Watson would be the nominee.
Mr. Patterson withheld the telegraphic cor
' respondence for the reason that upon con
sultation with Gen. Weaver and Senator Al
len, it was concluded not to read it until
the vice presidential nomination was made.
To have read it. pending that nomination, it
might have been charged by Mr. Sewall's
opponents with some show of reason that it
was intended by it to intimidate the body
in its choice for vice president. It was to
avoid such a charge that the telegrams were
not read yesterday evening. It was after mid
night when Mr. Watson's nomination was ac
complished. If the convention had not then
adjourned, upon the first presentation of Mr.
Bryan's name for president, his withdrawal
would have been read. Mr. Patterson was on
the platform for that purpose.
It was not necessary to read it to the con
vention this morning. The telegrams were
published exactly as they are in the morn
ing papers. Every member of the convention
knew what they were. Beeides Gen. Weaver
stated explicitly in his nominating speech
for Mr., Bryan that what he did was in de
fiance of Mr.' Bryan's request to withdraw his
name from the consideration of the conven
The following is the correspondence be
tween Senator Jones and Mr. Patterson-
St. Louie, Mo., July 24.— T0 Hon. j. T.
Jones, Chairman Democratic National Con
vention: There is a report current upon the
floor of the Populist convention that you
have stated that if the convention nominated
for vice president another than Mr. Sewall
the latter will withdraw from the ticket to
make room for the Populist nominee. It is
important for all to know whether this is
true and whether if this convention nomi
nates some other candidate than Mr. Sewall
it ie likely that arrangements can be made
for him to take Mr. Sewall's place.
x — T. M. Patterson.
St Louis, Mo., July 24.— 1 have never stat
ed to any one that there is any likelihood or
Mr. Sewall withdrawing from the ticket as a
candidate for vice president to make room
for another candidate. I have no authority
to say that the Democratic national commit
tee will aid in organizing a joint electoral
ticket in any seat with the understanding
that any part of such ticket is to vote agalitet
Mr. Bewail. With all electors in favor of the
election of Mr. Bryan— Sewall should hay«
little difficulty, in my opinion, In such a
course. The Democratic party, appreciating
the gravity of the present contest and the
tremendous conseauences for good or evil, de
pending upon its patriotic solution, has shown
it* great desire to unite all the friends of
financial reform in this campaign. I still
hope that the great cause may not bo sacri
ficed to either personal or partisan consid
erations. —James K. Jones.
One Wm Narrowly 3li«Med by the
ST. LOUIS, Mo., July 26.— The Popu
list convention Just before adjournment
today narrowly missed becoming the
scene of what would In all probability
have been the greatest sensation of Its
proceedings. Gov. Stone, of Missouri,
and Delegate Patterson, of Colorado,
were present as representatives of Sen
ator Jones, of the Democratic commit
tee with a long telegram from Mr.
Bryan, defining his position relative to
the Populist nomination In view of the
refusal of the convention to endorse
Mr. BfwV^ &°X* Stone wj« extremely
anxious to read thtls telegram, but the
privilege was denied him by Chair
man Allen, and the convention was
saved what would have been a very
excitine and interesting scene. The
roll call of states on the presidential
nomination was in progress, and had
progressed so far as to make It quite
certain, if nothing occurred to change
any -of the votes already cast, Mr.
Bryan would be the presidential nomi
nee of the convention. There had been
anxious inquiries during the entire day
for messages from Mr. Bryan by many
of the middle-of-the-road men, and the
Texas delegation went so far as to
wire him for a definition of his position.
It is considered probable by many
who were present, that if the dispatch
had been read, might have changed the
course of the nomination. Senator Allen
took the position that it would at least
create great confusion, and .much ex
citement, and that In view of all the
circumstances, it would not be wise to
have the message read. He also exerted
j his utmost endeavors to suppress any
| reference to it in the proceedings, and
• succeeded in doing so until the roll call
i had been compleded. The only mention
made of the matter was by Mr. Ashby,
of Texas, who, rising to a question of
personal privilege, asked if any tele
gram was on the speaker's table from
Mr. Bryan, defining Mr. Bryan's at
"There is none," replied Senator Al
"Has there been none?" asked Mr.
The senator replied that there had
I not been. Senator Allen, however, had
, received a message from Gov. Stone,
which was carried to him by Mr. Pat
j terson, asking that the governor be
1 given an opportunity to read the Bryan
i message. This request Mr. Allen re
fused to grant to Mr. Patterson. He
also afterwards refused it to Mr. Stone.
The governor went upon the platform
and was Informed in most direct terms
i that he would not be recognized.
This refusal apparently had the
effect of displeasing both Mr. Stone
and Mr. Patterson. The latter ex
pressed the opinion that the convention
was entitled to have Mr. Bryan's at
titude explained fully, as the dispatch
would, he said, have explained, and he
was greatly disappointed that this
course was not pursued. The two gen
tlemen lingered in the rear end of the
hall until the nomination of Mr. Bryan
was announced, and they went directly
to a conference with Senator Jones.
AH the parties tQ the transaction re
fused to give the contents of the Bryan
message, or go into any details of its
purport. It is known, however, that it
consisted of a number of replies from
Mr. Bryan to Inquiries made of him
over the wires by Senator Jones, and
that it was a mere elaboration of his
short message of Friday night, direct
ing the withdrawal of his name be
cause of the refusal of the Populist con
vention to confer a nomination upon
Mr. Sewall, as it was about to do upon
himself. One of the parties to the con
ference, said the dispatch was in no j
sense a declination or refusal of the
nomination, and that no intimation was
contained that Mr. Bryan would not ac
Seator Allen stated after the ad
journment of the convention, that as
the dispatch was not addressed to him.
he had not even felt it incumbent to
read it himself, or read It to the con
vention. Furthermore, he Intimated
that he was not pleased with the ap
parent wish of the Democrats to con
duct the affairs of the Populist con
vention. Gen. Weaver said there was
nothing: in the message which could
In any way have changed Mr. Bryan's
relation to the Populist convention.
When Asked What He Intended
BATH, Me., July 25.— 1n reply to a
question as to his attitude and plans
in the new situation, caused by the
Populist nomination of Bryan and
Watson, Mr. Sewall said after a pause:
"Well, the only statement I have to
make In regard to that Is that the ac
tion of the St. Louis convention does
not change my attitude or plans the
"You have not, then, the slightest
thought of resigning? I suppose I may
say that you have no such thought?"
"Well, my answer to your first ques
tion covers that equally well," replied
"And you have no further state
ments of any nature to make?" was
Mr. Bewail smiled and Bali rood
humorediy^ "f oo& nif hti"
1 to 10.
PRICE FIVE CENTS
END Of THE RIOT
THE POPULIST NATIONAL CONVEN
TION BEACHES AN ADJOURN
TEXAS DELEGATES BOLT.
A CUT-AND-DRIED OUTBURST
AFTER WEAVER FINISHES
QUEER THINGS OF THE DAY.
California Protests Against the
Crucifixion of PopoliNm on the
Cross of Democracy.
Special to the Globe.
ST. LOUIS, July 25.— The riot is over?"
Summary: Bryan saved by a mob';
handicapped by Tom Watson ; "damned
by Texas. Bryan's managers under
took to stampede the convention for
him this morning:, in spite of his tele
gram in the morning papers, forbidding
the use of his name if Sewall was re
jected. The stampede failed, but the
general result was secured. Evidently,
Weaver thought, after his speech advo
cating Bryan in spite of his declination,
that the thing could be done by accla
mation, but he forgot the amount of
oratory a Populist convention gener
ates. Allen took an unfair advantage
of the grangers, when, on being un
ble to decide Field's motion to nominate
Bryan by acclamation viva voce, he
ordered a roll call of states on the vote
for the nomination. Weaver had been
allowed to respond for Alabama, and
no other state had an opportunity to
make a nomination. This was rushing
things with a vengeance, and, led by
Texas, the whole convention was on
its feet at once, protesting. Those who
did not oppose Bryan wanted a chance
to make a speech, so that the protest
was unanimous, and the chair had to
surrender and resume the call of the
roll of states for nominations instead
of a vote. Six long hours of oratory
followed, mostly for Bryan, and it was
just 4:22 p. m. when the nomination
was announced. The riot began a little
before 10 a. m.. and nothing but
speeches were heard during the day.
An exciting scene of the day was when
a prearranged outburst of applause
followed Weaver's speech. A big can
vas crayon drawing of Bryan, a yel
low wooden cross, surmounted by a
crown, on which "no crown of thorna;
no cross of gold" was painted and
other emblems, were brought on, and
AMID LOUD YELLS
a procession of states was formed em
bracing nearly all. A few state stand
ards were missing, among them that of
the Texas steer, who kept his place sil
ent and sullen. Finally yells for Texas
to join were so voluminous that the
steer issued defiance. Texas had next
to its state a standard banner brought
in yesterday, inscribed "Middle-of-the-
Road Straight Populist Ticket." Instead
of joining in the jubilant procession.
Texas raised this banner high in the
air and, while the whole delegation sur
rounded the standard as a body guard.
The Arkansas and Maine standards
were taken to Texas, and when the
marching procession reached Texas, the
space was blocked and it looked like
war. The police prevented an absolute
outbreak and raised its blockade. Mean
time, two actual fights were in pro
gress for state standards in Missouri
and California. The Missouri standard
was broken into small splinters and
the California into two sections, and a
splinter from Missouri and a section of
the California standard joined defiant
Texas. The jubilee lasted twenty min
utes, but there was no further fighting.
The day was full of amnslng episodes.
Harvey Call, a boy orator from New
York, nominated Norton, of Chicago,
amid yells of "sit down, Hanna!" while
a New York delegate announced that
Call had only been a Populist two weeks
and had never attended but one Popu
l'st meeting. When Nebraska was sec
onding Bryan, Texas asked "Is he Pop
ulist?" and the speaker replied "I know
him personally and he is as good a
Populist as you are." A California dele
gate interrupted one speaker with the
shout: "I protest against the crucifltion
of Populism upon
CROSS OF DEMOCRACY."
Valette, of Rhode Island, was the
crank with the new declaration of in
dependence, who was ejected by the
police yesterday. Today, from his dele
gate seat, he undertook again to break
into the proceedings. The chair or
dered him to take his seat, but he re
fused, exclaiming at the top of his
voice, "I will be heard." As he uttered
these words, a sergeant-at-arms yanked
him off his chair and literally threw
| him into the arms of two policemen,
and these were his last words. Liberty
was crushed again. Donnelly in secoml
i ing Bryan said they ought not to ask
j Bryan to accept or indorse the plat
form. Minnesota gave Tom Watson 44
\otes last night with the understand-
I ing that Texas would indorse Bryan
i today, but Texas did not. Just before
the vote was announced, Donnelly told
4he chair he understood Bryan had
wired a direct refusal. The chair
squelched Donnelly by saying they had
been expecting such a report all day.
To the direct question of Ashby, of
Texas, a little later the chair denied
that he had such a telegram. I am
assured such a telegram was in the
convention, giving at some length
Bryan's reasons for declining, but It
was suppressed. A special resolution
was passed giving the national com
mittee the full power which the con
vention might have to fill a vacancy.
When the convention adjourned Texas
called a mass meeting of bolters. The
band had only been secured for three
days, and the fourth day of the riot
had no music to soothe the savage
breast, and Texas is still loose in the
corn field. — H. P. Hall.
SOUND MONEY MEN
CHICAGO, July 25.— The executive
ccommittee of the Sound Money league
met In executive session /oday to con
sider the question of finances for a
campaign fund for the newly launched
party. The work of completing the
"provisional" national committee is
now going forward. During the next
few weeks a member will be selected
from every state In the union and on
Aug. 7 they will meet at Indianapolis
to determine the places for holding the
convention and issuing the formal call.
Organizations of sound money Dem
ocracy will be formed in all states ex
cept perhaps a few of the Western
ones where the silver sentiment is
strong and in these commltteemen will
be appointed by the executive commit
tee of five appointed at yesterday's con
ference. The question as to the place
where the convention will be held is re
ceiving considerable atention. Detroit
finds considerable favor, as do also
Minneapolis, Chicago and Indianapolis.
Llttlo Is said yet as to candidates. Sec
retary John O. Carlisle's name meets
the approval of many of the delegates
of the Chicago conference.