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VOL. XLI NO. 244.
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RUN BY POPULISTS.
The National Silver Convention
at the Windy City.
HO NEW PARTY TO BE LAUNCHED.
A Proposition That Meet with General
Approval Thurman State Tils Posi
tion and Powderly Declares All Knights
of Labor 16-to-l Men Donnelly Hakes
a Somewhat Lurid Speech John Bull
Credited with the Trouble Senator
Stewart Tackles the Question.
Chicago, Aug. 2. The great silver-at-16-to-l
national convention met in the
Clark street auditorium, and the prelim
inary speeches were not half over before
there was a demand for new quarters.
The room was packed past the limit of
safety ajid new quarters were a necessity
if anyfody was to breathe or if there was
to be room to move. The convention was
called to order by General Warner and
the first thin- on the programme was a
welcome fr m Mayor Harrison, which was
delivered by that gentleman in charac
teristic style. The mayor did not declare
himself a 16 to-1 silver man. but he came
''very near it "
Notables Who Were There.
Notables in the Populist and independent
political wo: Id were numerous, There
was the redoubtable Governor Waite, Gen
eral Weaver, Ignatus Donnelly, Terence
V. Powderly, and a great many others
whose names are less well known. T. M.
Patterson, of Colorado, responded o
Major Harrison and protected against
classing Chicago bankers and brokers as
gold bugs, asserting that they loved silver
and were '"with us." He predicted that
if any blow was struck at silver, and if
anarchy and the looting of banks and busi
ness hoiiscs in eastern cities should follov.-,
nnti-silfrerites would be responsible for if.
Judge llillcr. of Cliii-ago, was called to the
chair by General Warner hikI the latter
read a general survey of the situation fro n
a silver staii.Inoint.
"An Yuiimtirons" Man's Screed.
During- tlie preliminary proceedings
some gold bug who ti.oiialit he was
witty hired a mr.n to circulate in the
hall a screed signed oy '-L. l Xiuic"' and
daled from Dloniningdale.. It demanded
the free coinage of copp-r at n ratio of 4.30
to 1 and said: "The 'ghi bugs of the east
and the silver bngs of the. west have low
ered the price of copper r.nd prevented its
proper use as a national currency. The
time has arrived for the iroduccrs of cop
per and the small aruiy of miners who are
depende.it upon t his'metal for their living
to raise the cry of free copper or free fight,
and to pledge themselves to wade in
blood up to their donkey's ears in assert
ing their rights. The supply of copper is
so gretit that it, better than any other
metal, can meet the demand for an in
crease of the currency.
"If, with a free copper law passed and a
fair trial of It had, copper does not become
a9 valuable as gold and silver, and should
its adoption ruin all the business interests
of the country, we will stand aside and
give others a chance to experiment with
any put financial theory they may have.
If foreigners decline to accept copper in
payment of claims against this country,
we suggest the formation of an army to be
recruited from the stares of Colorado, Mon
tana, and the Dakotas, and to be led by
Governor Waite, of Colorado. This urmy
to be used for the purpose of forcing for
eign nations to accept whatever currency
the United States may see fit to issue."
. Its dissemination was rudely stopped
Getting Into Working Order.
It did not take long to adopt prelimina
ries; the credentials committee aud others
were appointed and got to work, while a
committee which had been selected ns
6oon as the complaint atom the size of
the hall was heard had in t he meantime se
cured Central Music hall for the conven
tion, and this fact was announced after
the usual recess, when the delegates and
and visitors made their way ever to .State
street and soon crowded the hull neat ly as
full as the church auditorium had been.
Cential Music hall seats l.Si'tl people with
The Permanent OiKHiiizalion.
The meeting quickly came to order, nnd
the committee on permanent organization
reported the following officers: Chairman,
Allen W. Thurman, of Ohio; secretary,
Joseph Hutchinson, of Colorado; assistant
secretaries, Lee Crandall, of Washington,
and Amos Simpson, of Illinois: sergeant-at-arm,
Champion S. Chase, of Nebraska.
The slate went through with a whoop, and
then Joseph Schilling raised a commotion
by proposing a speech from Governor
Waite, and insisting on having it, declar
ing that if thtf gag law was to be applied he
wanted to know it now. He moved that
Governor Waite be invited to speak, and
it was ruled out of order. He kept his feet,
however, until the governor got u p and
said that he would sjieak when he felt that
it was the proper time.
THSrtOHiO MAN'S REMARKS.
Some Preliminary liusiiiesH That Caused a
The new officers were not immediately
seated, but the workofnoming members
of t he different committees was continued.
A. J. t reeter was made Illinois member of
the committee on order of business. Iu
diana'siueuiberof the resolution committee
was Mort Rankin, of Terre Haute; Illinois,
Bn. Goodhue; Iowa, Judge C. C. Cole;
Michigan, I'cn Colvin, Wisconsin, George
Schilling. It was before this call of the roll
was begun that the convention had its
first serious diversion. A Colorado man
wanted the committee to contain from
each state one from each political party.
This was rank poison to most of the del
egates, but the Colorado man said ho
wanted the convention to be free from the
charge of being under control of oue of the
great parties. A Nebraska man vocifer
ously declared that they wanted a new
party under a new name and with a new
flag. Kepeated hisses and cries of "No"
was tho response. Paul Vandercook de
nied that the delegates were there to form
a new party. They had nlready a party,
the People's party, the only party that
had -a plank in its declaration of princi
ples for free coinage. This party was not
cointr to throw . over .all the rest of its
principles' for sliver, it was not, going into
a new party, and if thar was the object and
purpose of this convection any attempt to
carry it out would result in a showing of
very many empty seats. Hearty applause
greeted this sentiment.
Heagan of Texas poured some oil on
the waters and the Colorado man's propo
sition was withdrawn. Then Illinois got
into a tangle as to its vice president, the
fight being between the city labor dele
gates ana country Populists, wno nnauj
won by electing Taubeneck. Among the
noted people who were made vice presi
dents were Captain Jack Crawford, the
frontier scout of New Mexico; T. V. Pow
derly; Martin McGinnis, of Montana; ex
Senator J. H. Doolittle, of Wisconsin, and
Representative Bryan, of Nebraska. From
the committee on credentials came a re
port that 810 delegates were entitled to
vote and that they came from forty-two
states and territories. By this time the
decks had been cleared for the permanent
organization, and Allen V. Thurman was
welcomed with rousing cheers when es
corted to the platform.
The chairman began his speech as fol
lows: "The fight between those who be
lieve that the circulating medium of this
country should be hard money that is,
real money, gold and silver, and paper re
deemable in the same and those who be
lieve in the use of soft money that is, pa
per promises to pay money, redeemable In
otherpromis to pay is on." He held that
the repeal of the Sherman law without
substitute demonetized silver for years to
come, and reiterated the well-known argu
ment that there is not euough gold to do
business with. He was opposed to an irre
deemable currency. There was no need of
fiat money, for with gold and silver there
would be plenty.
POWDERLY AND DONNELLY.
Substance or What They Told the Conven
tion Other Kemarks.
Thurman wasapplauded at every sentence
nearly and then ca.ls were made for Pow
derly, who responded and declared that
the United States should decide to make
its' own currency without regard to for
eign nations. All Knights of Labor were
in favor of free coinage at 16 to 1. Then
Iirtititus Donnelly was called for and after
declaring that this was an uprising in de
fense of the imperilled interests of the na
tion called for a show of hands as to John
Sherman's reputation as a statesman
patriot or !. nest man. Sherman was "not
in it" of course. He drew a terrible picture
of a ."fairs in Colorado.and declared that the
f.ght u.ainst silver was conspiracy.
He continued as follows: "Was
there anything wrong in Governor
Waite's it ference to blood and bridles?"
Ixud cries of "Xo.'' I say that if those
monsters of other continents are deter
mined with their iron heel to tear down
and crush the American banner of liberty
then I say that before that banner of
liberty is crushed to tatters let it De
drowned in the blood of the whole people.
Prolonged applause. Suppose the own
ers of the ailver mines, finding their busi
ness ruined, should get together and do as
the old settlers did with the Indians give
$10,000 for the heads of the Europeans
who are responsible for the origin of this
thing, and (1,000 for every congressman
concerned in it.
'Suppose they offered $1,000 for each
head of these scallawags, how the papers
would roar and denounce us as anarchists.
I don't propose anything of the kind, but
the men who did it would be spotless
angels compared with the scoundrels re
sponsible for this ruin, and if they did it,
it would be only a punishment for crimi
nals who soid their country for filthy
lucre. There can be no denunciation
strong euough for the villains who have
brought the country to this condition."
Donnelly concluded with a declaration
that there must be no compromise and no
turning back. It was now 6 o'clock and a
rec.ss was tueu until S.
MASS MEETING AT NIGHT.
Senator Stewart Lays tho Whole Trouble
When the convention came together in
the evening it was a mass meeting and
the big hall was packed from Door to up
per gallery with an audience well dressed
and of a high order of intelligence. Sena
tor Stewart, of Nevada, was the principal
speaker and he occupied the platform for
au hour and a half, going over the silver
question in legislation and diplomacy for
a half century. We owe, said he, prob
ably three thousand millions. We have
unlimited resources to pay it off, but
should the American people be allowed to
mine and coin their own money, or should
t hey be compelled to borrow it of Great
Britain t Then he proceeded to charge
Kugland with all the financial crimes in
the calendar and added that the whole
attat-k on silver was a conspiracy.
Referring to Secretary Carlisle's refusal
to purchase silver he said for the first time
in this American republic a crime for
which Charles II had his head cut off, the
suspension of lavs, had taken place in
America. Often laws are not carried into
full effect, but never until now had any
high official said to the American people
"I will not." Should the crime for which
that king died be transported to America
ami used to tramnle uuon our liberties?
Cries of "No" and "Impeach." At this j
point a telegraphic dispatcu was delivered
upon the platform. It was from the Col
orado congressmen now in Washington,
and said that they had called at the treas
ury department in regard to the refusal to
Carlisle had quoted Sherman when sec
retary as justification for his course. The
dispatch concluded by s lying that the
people must arouse or become the slaves
of the money power. This was 'greeted by
loud cries of "impeach," to which the sea
ator improsbivtly responded: "Ah, my
friends, you don't know the money pow
er. Cries of "Yes, we do." He would
not buy because he was acting under the
direction of the money men of England,"
responded the senator. Senator Stewart
continued at length. He said there was
no easier way to makejmen slaves than to
make them poor. Then they became weak
The speaker concluded by asking with
quaking voice whether it was possible that
there were senators of the United States
who could look unmoved upon the misery
of the people. He could not believe it un
less be saw it. Six months from now they
might remember his words - and their
eyes might be dimmed.. The question at
-'i is one of our koines, our breadjof our
future education, lor a civui.tiuuu Sutsu as
ours would lje impossible unde. a gold
standard. "Don't let them do it. Rouse
up now before they strike the blow.'
Representa-ive Bryan, of Nebraska, was
ntr?dced a," "Poke at length.
v hat did demonetization mean?" be
asked, and several voices replied "Revo
lution." "No,, my friends," was the re
sponse; "not that. I believe that every
evil has its remedy at the ballot-box."
How was it that Secretary Carlisle was
bo easily swayed? In 1878, on the floor of
the house, be said that the conspiracy
formed in this country to destroy half of
the metallic standard would bring result
worse than pestilence and famine. This
country, the speaker declaied, could stand
on its owa bottom, and the time was near
when congress would legislate for our peo
ple, regardless of ail others. The conven
tion shortly aiterward adjourned.
That Rome, O., Pension Case.
Washington. Aug. 2. Deputy Commis
sioner Oi Pensions Bell, referring to
the case of J. P. L. Reed, of Rome, O.,
whose pension was suspended and whose
friends there hanged Secretary Smith in
effigy, says that if it is true that Reed has
gone crazy his pension would "not be
taken away from him, for he would be en
titled to $12 a month for insanity even if
he had no other disability. This dispatch
from Rome, O., says Reed is 6K years of
age. This is erroneous. His papers show
him to be 60 years of age. If be had been
83, or even 75, his pension would not hare
been suspended, for the reason that Judge
Lochren has ruled that where soldiers
who are pensioned under the act of July
!7, 1S0O, are 75 years of age their pensions
shall not be disturbed even by a suspen
LIVE STOCK" AND PRODUCE MARKETS
Following were the quotations on the
Board of Trade today: Wheat August, opened
b7c, closed 55)4c; September, opened Bio,
closed SSHc; December, opened Ct-((, closed
C6Uc. Corn Auuust.openeil 30?40, closed 36fc;
September, oiwned 3SVjc, closed 3-c;
May. opened closed asUo.Oats August,
opened '-"He, closed 1 Ic; Septem
ber, opened 23?)ie, closed 'SHc; May,
opened 2be. closed "-Ho. Poi k August,
o wned, 18.0J, closed 11.73; September,
opened 18.73, closed 19.00. Lard July,
opened 19 45 closed ili 13.
Live stock: The prie at the Union
Stock Yards today ramrod as follows:
Hoes Estimated receipts for tho day 11,000;
quality not so good, consisting mainly of the
medium grades; left over about 7. W; market
opened active and 10c higher, later receding
to yesterday's prices; shippers out of the mar
ket and not buying; sales ranged at J4.SOa3.75
pigs, $5.33afi-U Hunt, H.&J&V23 rougU pack
ing, $3.3 ffl3.73 mixed, and 53.i3jij.ij heavy
packing and shipping lots.
Cattle Estimated receipts for the day,
5,000; quality fair; market moderately active
on local and shipping account; prices without
change; quotations ranged at f4.75ij5.25
choice to extrashipping steers, $4.304.95 good
to choice do., (3.65,4.33 fair to good, 3.S3
4. 00 common to medium do, $3.25-3,3.90 butchers
steers, 2.2.3&3.0U stockers, $;.7i&3.43- feed
ers. 11.25&3.10COWS, IS-50&3.6J heifers, $2.00
8.75 bulls, (1.80(23.70 Texas steers, and S2.503
6.75 veal calves.
Sheep Estimated receipts for the day,
6,000; quality fair; market rather active;
prices were steady; quotations ranged at
$3.25(54.75 per 100 lbs westerns, 92.&&i.m
Texas, $2.0O".0J natives, and $3.00&3. a)
Produce: Batter Fancy separator, 20a
per lb; fancy dairy, 1017c; packing stock,
1314c Eugs Fresh northern stock, 13o
perdoz. Live poultry Spring chickens, 13
12Ko per lb: hens, ll&llHc; turkeys, lftj
11c; ducks, Vc; geese, $J.uoa8.00 per doz.
New potatoes Early Ohio, $1.431.8 per
bbl; 6U&(15 pr bu; rose, 51.93. Apples Sew,
fair to good, $1.7531 50 per bbl; choice, $2.75
&'i.U. Black raspberries. Michigan, $1,103
1.25 per 16-qt case; red raspberries, Sl.00
1.25 per 4-qt case. Honey White clover, 1-lb
sections, IjJITc; broken comb, lUc; dark
comb, good condition, luvjlic; extracted 6330
per lb. ,
New VonK, Aug. L
Wheat Aasust, tj-iifJ-'G'tic; September.
6743.t.ic; October, 71 37140; December.
744374;-gc; Mny, 8Sc. Rye bull and weak;
western, 543'tic. Corn Xo. 2 dull and
easier; August, 46!aa,''4c; September.
4t3M'30?sc'; Oetolier, 40"se; Xo. 2, 464
47J4c. OaU No. 2 dull and lower;
August, iit;&30c; Septembsr, 20?2'c;
state, 3B2.44!jc; western, 3tf314$e. Pork
Dull and steady; new nics tfs.U0il,s.7j.
LarJ Dull aud weak; steam-rendered ,$.'.SJ
The Loral 31arketH.
Hay Timothy. $12.00; upland, $10an slcteb
fb.Ou; baled. $10.00311.00.
Batter fair to choice, 20c ; creamery, 80c
Ege Freeh. H315.
Poultry Chickens. 12!4c; turkeys uy
docks, l-'Kc; geese, 10c.
FKriT AND VEQBTA.BLE8.
Apples $4 00 perbbl.
' Potatoes 8538c.
Onions $4 .A per bbU '
Turnips 60c per bu.
Cattle Butchers pay for corn fed Fteers
434Kc; cows and Deifcis. 'Vi'i'Uc calves
It is the people-
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