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Rock Island Daily Argus.
VOL XL. NO. 207
ROCK ISLAND, FRIDAY, JUNE 24, 1892.
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FOB, SECOND PLACE.
The Democratic Convention
Names Adlai E. Stevenson.
THE GRAY MEN GIVEN A SURPRISE
Confident of the Selection of Thair
Favorite They Go Into the
But (lie Illinois Man Has the Majority
on 1 irst Ballot, and a Stampede to j
the Winning Side Makes His Calling
Sure Collins Proposes Thnt Next Na
tional Convention Shall Kxclude the
Popnlaee, and the Proposition is Ap-
proved A Third Demonstration of 11
Blams Marks the Wlndup Jollifica
tion in Convention Hall Details of
the Two liallots for Leaders Conven
CHICAGO, June 24 "Grand Bally To
night for Cleveland and Gray" was the
display line of placards posted in oonspl
Viotis places about hotels and elsewhere
festerday afternoon before the Democratic
convention began its closing session. Hut
the ''best laid plans of mice, and men gang
E. A. STIIVF.NSOX.
aft aglegy," and when the sine die ad
journment was reached the ticket was
Cleveland and Stevenson. The talk that
didn't worry the Gray men Tuesday night
had developed into a force that was more
than strong enough to beat the Hoosier
fuvorite; and yet his partisans were so
confident of his nomination that they were
the authors of the above announcement.
Assembled for the Mnal Session.
It was given out by those most inter
ested that under no circumstances would
Boies be a candidate for the second place,
and when the convention met for its final
session there were but two candidates who
were considered in the race on the first
ballot, and with the exception of Gray's
partisans no one was, making any predic
ts as as to which o'rtBe two would win. It
was 325 before the convention was calW
to order, and several notable absentees
were remarked, among them Senator
Voot bees, who was so worn out and ill
that he went home Wednesday night.
Candidates Put in Nomination.
The day was gloomy and the electric
lights were burning, llev. .!r. Green
again officiated as chaplain and the chair
announced that nominations were in order
for vice president. Speeches were limited to
5 minutes each. Hon. .Ino. K. Lamb
named Gray, Worthington of Illinois
named Adlai K. Stevenson; E. V. Utal
named Justice Morse, of Michigan; and
there were numerous seconds to them all.
The roll was called and resulted in no
choice, the vote Iteing Stevenson, 40S;
Gray, 342; Morse, Hi the balance scatter
ing. The Vote in Detail.
The following table gives the vote in
Arkansas j 18
California i 9
Cuomo tiou j 12
Georgia ; !
Idaho 1 0
Maine I 4
Maryland ( 12
New HainijKjiin- 1
North I iuthiui
Bmnh 1 'arodiia
Mouth lk. .to )
Vermont . I 18
Vest Virginia 4
AiaKa j. , .,
11 1 1 anna j j
Indian Territory j
New Mesico 5
District JAM i...
The leattertasj vote was as follows:
W.tt'T-on towaj 93
Corkraa (M.:taiJ fl
Lambert 1"-h Montana,) 1
Boies (TeuKMi 1
A gUwtmlt to the lllinolsan.
The announcement was hardly made
before a rush to 0 on tho winning side
began. Iowa war- the first to break away.
She had voted for Watterson, bnt she
Withdrew the vox arid went for Steveniti.
Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, Obk,
followed, .'o ou 1 hvsi to Teams,
whose v, ' did the bnsineaa.
.. SV f flmm rf I
Uuiu liiuvcu mat iu- nomination Ue mnue
hy acclamation, a motion that was carried
Doesn't Approve So Much 'Gallery."
Collins then moved that the national
committee be requested to consider the
matter of limiting admissions to national
conventions hereafter to the delegates and
alternates, members of the press, Rational
committee and none others. This was
consented to, and the usual resolutions of
thanks having been adopted the conven
tion at 5:18 p. m. adjourned sine die.
SMALLER HALL NEXT TIME.
Collins Answers the Question: "Where
Is This Thing Going to Stop?"
Alter the cheers and applause which
greeted the nomination had subsided, the
national committee was authorized to fix
the place of holding the next national con
vent ion, nnd the usual resolutions of
thanks were adopted, one being to the
chairman, who vacated his functions long
enough to perir.it Collins of Massachusetts
to put the question in that particular case.
Hut Collins had something else on his
mind, too, and after seeing the chairman
duly thanked he unburdened himself.
The Committee on Sense.
He said: "I propose to address myself to
the committee on sense and good judg
ment and experience of 900 men collected
here. Twelve years ago I presented a res
olution authorizing the national commit
tee to provide accommodations for the
next convention. The time was not ripe
for the adoption of that resolution then.
Without disparagement to our national
committee I feel free to say in the presence
of a small fraction of the American public
that a mistake has been made and the
time has come when the national conven
tion should be a deliberative body, not
subject to outside influence. If we cculd
be on exhibition to 7,000,000 of Democrats,
well nnd good, but what is the use of hav
ing 15,000 people, who can hardly see and
cannot hear, controlling tho proceedings
of a Democratic convention and preventing
it from being deliberative. Cries of
Suggests a Radical Change.
"It is not the discomfort and inconveni
ence but it is the danger of wrecking the
convention that moves me. I therefor
move that the Democratic national com
mittee be instructed to provide for the
next convention accomodations for the
delegates, alternates, members of the
press, national committee and none
others.'' All of the delegates were stand
ing during the remarks of Collins. They
listened to him attentively and cries of
"good" reached him from all parts of the
hall. But at the end there were hisses
and jeers from t he galleries.
Interrupted hy a Paulo.
Collins called for the roll of states, and
the chairman called on the delegates to
resume their seats. Just as he ceased
speaking the rope holding one of the elec
tric liglits just over the center of the con
vention floor gave way. and the big iron
frame with its glowing arc came down
with a crash right in the middle of the
New York delegation. Women sprang to
their feet and started for the exits. Tho
delegates lied from the sputtering arc light
in all directions, falling over chairs and
p ishing each oilier into the aisles. A panic
threatening thousands seemed almost in
evitable, Hearue of the Damaged Lamp.
Cries of "No danger," "Sit down," were
heard all over the house. Cooler people
grasped the fleeing women and quieted
them. A policeman rushed forward and
grabbed the rope of the electric lamp, a
fireman aiding him. In the onslaught
they knocked several of the New York
and New Jersey delegates right and left,
landing one of them on his back in the
aisle, but their object was accomplished.
They hauled up the lamp, broken, but
still burning, and as they did so the dele
gates cheered and the vast crowd b otml
seated and quiet.
Couldn't Secure a Boll CalL
It was evident that a roll call was im
possible. There was too much confusion
and Hensel of Pennsylvania moved that
Collins' resolution be referred to the na
tional committee with favorable recom
mendation. This was carried, only few
Voting, and after the chairman had made
a short speech thank ng the delegates for
their forbearance etc., he declared the con
adjourned withont day and the second
groat political gathering of 1893 was at an
SOME CONVENTION GOSSIP.
Springer and Dickinson Kxchange Con
gratulations Indiana Men Pu-mled.
Just after the nomination of Stevenson
had been announced by the obair, Don M.
Dickinson met Representative Springer in
the aile, and the two exchanged warm
congratulations Springer was especially
V.. ntral ;v. audn response to the
rtntenjerrt by the laynois repreaeo tati ve
that his work was magnificent, Dickinson
modestly rosoiulel: "I don't think we
missed any point in the politics of the
contest, viewed from our standpoint of the
Not Kiekiug, but Somewhat Daaed.
Indiana Democrats are not kicking
atxrot the result of the convention, but
im are somewhat daaed. They don't
-;. know how it occurred. John E.
httmb, not only oonnVtecitty peedieted
bat rcnMy as pec ted Gray's nomination, was
asked latt nlarbt how Indhuia oarne to lode
hbe second plain. "I dou't nmleastand why
it was door, lie answered, ami added that
it was the understanding tliatOtay should
have second plaee.
The NotliieoUon Committees.
Immediately after the convention ati
jsnmjtol the committee to notify the oaiaii
dtHe of Iheir selection met at the chair
man's desk. All but uine states answered,
fte chairman was authorised o appoint a
committee Kt to wait upon the nomi
hmk nod find otit when they wonkl be
ready to receive tbc full , . eoui
rnKee. It was agreed that h? agreeable to
Cleveland the committee will meet him in
New York 0:1 the lto.it of July and form
ally notify aim.
The Afi o-American Democrats.
The Afro-Allii liuau Democratic confer
ence concluded it labors yesterday by
adopting a platform which holds that the
greatest ho;ie of prosperity for the colored
man lies in die triumph of the principles
of the Democratic party. A national eoui
mrttee was appointed and organized wtlh
f. V. J. BiH, of Indians, president; M. F.
A. Easton, of Mhwonri, secretary! W. T.
Snot, of Illinois, treasurer.
Takes Prrevything Ftraigbt.
Daring the norrasVirious tor vice presi
dent John X. It nea, ot l.emucKj, eiroa mo
stand and said that he came from the
home of the 'Star-Eyed Goddess" to sec
ond the nomination of Stevenson. Ken
tucky took her Democracy like her whisky
straight. He supported Illinois' candi
date because be was a man who believed
that to the victor belonged the spoils.
Great cheering. If he were laced In po
sition Mugwumps and Republicans would
get no quarter at his hand.
Whitney for Campaign Manager.
The new national . emocratic committee
met at the Palmer House immediately af
ter the adjournment of the convention. A
temporary organization was effected by
electing all the old officers of the commit
tee, viz: Calvin S. Brice, of Ohio, chair
man and S. P. Sheerin, of Indiana, secre
tary. The convention adopted a resolu
tion that the chairman and secretary need
not be selected from the committee, but
could be chosen from outside the commit
tee. It is tin lerstood this was passed with
the understanding that ex Secretary Whit
ney, of New York, who has managed the
Cleveland campaign here, will be made
permanent chairman of the committee.
Stevenson in Great I '
Adlai E. Stevenson held a reception in
the Palmer House yesterday afternoon
and shook hands with a large number of
people. One very pretty and enthusiastic
lady threw her arms about his neck and
planted a kiss plump on his lips.
THEY HAD A WATERY TIME.
A Feature of the Convention That Was
More Notable Than Pleasant.
There was one feature of the convention
3f which Jupiter Pluvius was the direc
tor and manager that will be remembered
by all who were present as long as mem
ory lasts, and that was the storms with
which the Wigwam was drenched. The
first session was ushered in by a brief but
furious electrical storm that gave the peo
ple in the gallery some annoyance. The
second session was made uncomfortable
and somewhat apprehensive by a furious
storm that drenched everybody and forced,
a suspension of proceedings, while the floor
was flooded and the rain came through
the roof in streams.
Disturbance Number Three.
This was repeated at the last and linal
session. While the orators were nominat
ing the vice presidential candidates, about
3:30, another storm broke over the city.
The badly cou-tructed ioof of the Wigwam
was a sieve and but little protection, aud
gain the water came down in cataracts.
While Bragg was nominating Mitchell the
storm reached its height. The peals of
thunder and B shea of lightning were con
tinuous, while the rain, falling in floods
outside, fell nearly as freely in sine. The
noise of the rain beating on the roof
drowned the speaker's voice, and he sus
pended his remarks until the storm king
had completed his work.
Clot t'p a New Soii for tlrover.
The hand -truck up the "Baby" song
from "Wang." Slips of paper had been
scattered among the delegates before the
convention met b-. ruing the words:
Grover, Grover, ,
Four more y
In he e;oes
Out they so
il :. we il be tft doveC.
As the ban . struck up the nir the
PYSnsytv:::::.: TT.,;..i.'3 T..jTTc. .
presently ;'.: .'.n.'.e convention was sing
ing "Grover, Grover." The song ended in
a yell and then the whole convention
broke out in a roar of laughter. Agahl
the baud struck up, the OORtell were
turned on the convention so that every
note should sound clear and distinct and
a Pennsylvania dehgate standing on a
chair led the chorus, waving his straw bat
in the air. Over and over the convention
sang the refrain.
Wanted Some More of It.
Just as the song was finished Bourke
Cockran went across the aisle and shook
hands for "good-bye" with the Michigan
delegates. The California delegates had
just got hold of copies of the "Grover"
song and they demanded more of the
music. So the shair obligingly started the
band, aud t he song service was renewed.
Then tho band played "Dixie," while the
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