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Rock Island Daily Argus.
VOL. XL, NO. 215.
ROCK ISLAND, TUESDAY, JULY 5, 1892.
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WEAVER AND FIELD
The People's Party Couples
the Blue and Gray.
UNION VETERAN CHOSEN TO LEAD.
His Companion in the Race a Soldier
Who Fought on the
Judge Creshnm Finally, Emphatically
and Absolutely Declines to Re Con
sidered a Candidate.
A Telegram That Made the Gresham Men
Wild with Joy and Brought on a Tremen
dous Scene of Excitement-Later and Offi
cial News Put a Wet Blanket on Their
Spitits and They Proceed to Select the Iowa
Man for Leader The Platform Adopted
Amid a Wildly Enthusiastic Scene Records
of Convention Uproar Beaten-Convention
Omaha, July 5. The national People's
prirty convention at 19:56 a. m. today made
the nomination of Gen. Weaver, for presi
dent of the United States unanimous and
then gave three cheers. Roll call was at
once began on vice president and at 2 a.
m. Gen. Field,of Virginia, was named as
vice president. It, was the intention of
e leaders of the convention to make
their nomination before the close of the
Fourth of July, but it was 9:40 p. m. be
fore the nominating speeches began and at
midnight the oratory was in full swing.
So that this purpose was defeated.
Troubled About Gresham.
There was an air of suppressed excite
ment in the hall when the convention was
called to order at $ a. m. yesterday, over
the uncertainty about what Gresham
would say. Rev. William McCreedy, of
South Dakota, acted as chaplain, and then
the convention wiled away the time wait
ing for the committees by listening to
singing, speeches, etc. The credentials
committee was first to report, showing
that 1,400 delegates had filed credentials
and there were no contests. The perma
nent organization committee reported H.
L. Loucks, of South Dakota, for chair
man, and Tom W. Hayes, secretary-treasurer
of the Knights of Labor, for secre
tary, which selections were ratified with a
Will Prosecute the Railways.
Loucks made a brief speech congratu
lating the convention and putting in a
word for Weaver, and Oregon presented
the chairman a gavel. The rules com
mittee reported in favor of dropping all
but two candidates after the first ballot,
but this was negatived by the convention
and then the report was adopted. A reso
lution was adopted to prosecute before the
interstate commerce commission western
railways which had refused special rates
to the delegates, and the platform com
mittee not being ready a reciss to 2 p. m.
The I'latform Committee Reports.
Upon reassembling the convention had
to wait again on the platform committee
and whs considering theadoptioti of the
St. Louis platform w'mwi the committee
onresolutiotisappo.iied and presented their
werk.w hich was adopted with ad monstra
tion of enthiiMa-m lasting half an hour.
Just after this Tanbeseck appeared with
a telegram stating that Judge Gresham
would run if nominated unanimously.
This caused another tremendous
demonstration of joy on one
side and rage on the other, yniet
was restorer and another reciss to 8 p. m.
was onlt red.
Gresham Finally lcclines.
When the convention came together
again a Ulcgram hud leen receivtd from a
committee which had been sent to urge
Gresham to run, saying that the judge
positively declined The resolution com
mittee made a supplementary report
which was adopted, as was a resolution
favoring the boycott of the Rochester, N".
V.. clothing firms which have had a light
with the Knights of Labor, and another
declaring a fundamental principle of the
party that no official United States,
state or municipal shall ever hold a sent
in any People's party convention.
At 9:40 nominations were declared in
order, and L. I". Manning, of Alabama,
nominated General J. 11. Weaver. The
nomination was seconded numerously.
Colonel S. F. Norton-, of Illinois, nomin
ated Kyle, and that nomination svas also
seconded by a large number of delegates.
S. 11. Hasher, of Georgia, nominated C. H.
Van Wyck, of Nebraska. It was after
midnight when all the speeches were fin
ished and a roll-call was ordered result
ingWeaver, 995: Kyle, 275; scattering, 2.
How the States Voted.
10 I 22
I 'oi.net Lieut
Alaska ( ..
Indian Territory ' ..
District of Columbia a.
Totals 995 375
Nomination tor Vice I'resideiit.
The nomination for vice president was
the next thing in order, and Alabama
nominated Hen Terrell, of Texas. Vir
ginia nominated General James G. Field, I
ot that state, an ex-Confederate. These
two were seconded by several delegates
and on roll call the result was Field, 773;
Terrell, 534. The two candidates went on
the platform and made short speeches.
The usual resolutions of thanks, etc., were
adopted and a few minutes after 3 a. m.
the convention adjourned sine die.
LOUCKS "ALLUDES AT" GRESHAM.
The Permanent Chairman Pleads for the
The first interesting incident of the con
vention was when Loucksjmade his speech
as permanent chairman. He began by
saying that he wasn't going to make a
Bpeech, but after a few laudatory remarks
about the convention he launched out into
a disparagement of the Gresham boom
and a eulogy of that of General Weaver,
n.uoue, uowever, mentioning names
He said that they must have a candidate
who would stand fair and square upon
the platform, who would burn all his
bridges behind him; a man who had al
ready been weighed in the People's party
balance and had not been found wanting.
It had been said that they must not select
one of the old guard because forsooth he
had been a Greenbacker in times past.
Well, Folks Differ Abont It.
Did the Republicans or Democrats drive
their old leaders to the rear in this man
ner? Had it come to this, that because a
ian had been active in the interest of his
pnrv) ne must oe KnocKea in the bead?
He hoped not, and insisted that only a tried
and true reformer should be placed on
guard. These remarks were received with
slight applause from a few and silence
from the majority of delegates, and creat
ed a decidedly unfavorable impression.
They Didn't Know Armstrong.
Than Gen. Armstrong of California,
got a snub. He was speaking
in a patriotic strain tokill time
between committee reports, when
a New York delegate protested that they
had come here for business and not talk,
and a California man wanted to know
who Gen. Armstrong was. anvhow. Onfc
in California, he said, thev did not know
him. So Armstrong moved himself off
HOW THEY RECElYtD THE PLATFORM
A Scene of the Wildest and Most lloiiter.
After the long wait for the platform
committee's report was over and the docu -
ment had been read and adopted with a
roar occurred the first scene of uproari
ous enthusiam the convention had wit
nessed. Branch of Georgia, chairman of
the committee, was lifted a Don the shoul
ders of a si al wart Texan and carried
around t he hall .while men. women and cl.il. !
dren shouted themselves hoarse and waved
everything within reach. The banners
designating the locations of the various
delegations were lifted high in the air. a
portrait of George Washington bcinir at
tached to one of Virginia, and as a finale
the banners were carried to the stage, and
uplifted over the chairman's head.
Delegates Seised niih Frenzy.
Meanwhile every one of the 10,000 souls
in the Coliseum shouted and roared and
?heered, and hundreds of otherwise cool
headed delegates, seized with a frenzy,
stripped off coats and in some cases their
vests so that their limbs would be more
free to wave whatever they could cet hold
of. As if by maic hundreds of stars and
Ftripes made their appearance all over the
hall, while one of immense size was borne
up to the platform and waved in triumph
alove all by a towering Georgian, who
actually climbed on top of the chairman's
table. Band struck up the "Star Spangled
Banner," but the din was so overpowering
that even the big bass drum would not
Men. Women and Children Wild.
When the demonstration had been go
ing on for fifteen minutes the chairmen of
the various state delegations took posses
sion of the state banners, and headed by a
fife and drum band proceeded to march
nronnd the hall Tiaking, the complete cir
eruit a half dozen times over. White-haired,
feeble men tottered around with a flag on
either shoulder, fathers lifted their little
ones "pick-a-back" and put a flag in their
hands. A mother wrapped her babe of four
months in a silk flag and fell into line.
Someliody found a tin pail and it was
hoisted upon the Texas banner, a re
mider of the Gresham tin-pail campaign
in Chicago in 1558.
It Heat F.very Record.
One of the afJaaissippi delegates hoisted
a great brawny darkey on his shoulders
and carried him up to the speaker's stand.
while the colored man and brother waved
the stars and stripes in one hand and a
pictnie of Gresham in the other. The
band marshalling its forces in front of the
platform started the familiar strain of
'Yankee Dtiodle.' alternating to "Dixie,"
and the tluon giving its throat a rest
kept time with its thousands of hands
and feet. It was a demonstration that en
tirely eclipsed the memorable Blaine furor
at Minneapolis in oint of entbnsiasm,
noise and striking situations as well as in
point of time, for its duration was within
a fraction of thirty minutes.
THOUGHT THEY HAD GRESHAM,
And the Effect Capped the Climax of Po
But the most dramatic incident of the
day had yet to come an event scarcely de
scribable in the English or any other lan
guage. As the first tumult subsfded Tau
beneck was seen to approach the chairman
with a telegram in his hand. A Colorado
delegate jumped on the platform and
asked: "What is it Taub?" The reply
was m a whisper, but was electrical in its
effect on the Colorado man. "Greeham
will accept F he shouted. There was a low,
murmuring sound like a distant warn
ing, and then it grew and grew into a
roar as though a dam had burst its bor
ders and an avalanche of water was
sweeping down from monntatn to vallev.
lUie one hi UU) as.M-.i.o.agc-anu mere
were plenty of the latter seemed to be
lending their voices to the babel.
Two Antagonistic Frenzies.
Then almost as quickly as the story ean
be told the scene audits snrronndi:.;,
rhanged. The friends of Judge Gresham
went fairly wild in the frenzy of their en
: thusiasm; the supporters of General Wea
ker in their frenzy of maddening dbian
, pointment and bitterness. The former
danced about like the wild' stof nboritrinea
I after a victory over a hat. d tribe, the l.it
! ter howled and shrieked and amricnhtia.1
Jike madmen. Then scant of ilnlmtu
! of both elements niade a break for I :.
I platform, and there amidst a throng they
howled at each otheruntii they were black
j in the face, each one meanwhile clnmor-
ing for the recognition of the chair.
I "Trick, a dirty trick 1" yelled an Iowa , an
I as he swung his fist in close proximity to
j to the nose of Secretary Hayes, of the
Knights of Labor,
j Taubetieck Alone Keeps Cool.
Hayes swung his own big list In the r.Ir,
brought it down with a crash on the table
and declared that nobody should charge
him with being privy to any trick. On the
J floor the babel kept on until it seemed a
I if it shook the very roof and supports ol ,
I the barn-like structure. All this time,
; cool and collected, Taubeneck held his
: place to the left of the chair. Now he
: climbed on the table, but the very sight of
him infuriated the Weaver men until
they p.gain lost control of themselves and
j they howled and yelled until literallv ex
j hausted they fell back into their seats
where they sat with a sullen
look upon their faces.
WHAT THE TELEGRAM SAID.
Taubeneck Finally Permitted to Read
When a semblance of order had been ob
tained Taubeneck tried to catch the chair
man's eye, but the latter kept his face
averted and a telegram was read stating
that Postmaster General Wanamaker had
excluded the pamphlet "Seven Financial
I r,r,c;-:M .v .
l Conspiracies," from the mails. (The book
is a Labor and Alliance text book.) This
gave Loucks a chance to score Wanama
ker, which he did. But the cries for Tau
beneck were so loud that he had to be
heard, and he stepped forward.
Text of the Momentous Dlspateh.
He read the telegram, prefacing the
leading with the statement that it was
from Dr. Houser, of Indiana, candidate
for lieutenant governor on the People's
party ticket in that state. The text was
"I have just seen Gresham. If unanimous"
he wilj not decline " Taubeneck wanted
I l? maKe a rew remarks, but the conven-
Von went off into mother ebullition of
Jov 'or fifteen minutes, and the chairman
broke his gavel trying to keep order. Dur-
ing the uproar Brown, of Massachusetts,
a Weaver leader, got the platform and
j declared that he wanted equal rights on
j the floor, and that General Page, of Vir-
. ginia, wired him that he would accept if
' nominated, which was better than
' kresham who wanted unanimity.
Concluded to Take a Rest.
This was received with loud cries of "sit
down" and great confusion and there was
more of it for a time when Vandervoort
cot the floor and said a few concilia'ory
word to the effect that if the convention
nominated Gresham he would go for him
heart and soul. He proposed a recess for
an hour to learn whether the telegram
was authentic. Taubeneck moved that it
be to 8 p. m., and after another outburst
tsf enthusiasm the latter proposition was
adopted aud the delegates left the hall.
SUPPLEMENTARY PLATFORM PLANKS
How They Were Received A Hoyeottlng
The resolutions embraced in the latter
part of the platform were brought in at
the night session, and that referring to a
free count was , pposed by a southern del
egate, who wanted to table it on the
rrnuud that it was only a rehash of the
(Continued on Fourth page
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