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convention whom it would have for tem
porary chairman.
a D. Jenson of the Ponca reservation
nominated T. B. Ferguson, editor of the
Watonga Republican. The nomination
was seconded by Grant Stanley, of Okla
homa county, and there being no other
nominations, the rules were suspended
and Mr. Ferguson, elected by acclamation.
On assuming the chair Mr. Ferguson
made a. stirring address, the feature of
which was his allusion to Delegate
Flynn, the mention of whose name sent
the delegates off into a remarkable dem
onstration of enthusiasm. J. J. Burke,
editor of the Norman Transcript, and P.
F. Tyler, of Blaine county, were plaeed
in nomination for secretary and assistant
secretary, respectively, and elected by
acclamation. The temporary organization
t. as completed by the choqsing of the
following committees:
On Credentials Beaver, Dyke Ballin
ger; Blaine, A. J. Foster; Canadian, T.
F. .Addlngton; Cleveland, P.. E. Leach;
Custer, Dr. Ellis; Dewey, G. W. Gain;
Garfield, J. K. Julian; Grant, M. P. Free
land; Greer, T. B. Chapman; Kay, W. AV.
Fowler; Kingfisher, J. P. Cummins; Lin
coln, S. D. Decker; Logan, J. C. Strang;
Xbleo Ben Jonas; Oklahoma, H G. Tros
per; Payne, C. F. Keerman; Pawnee, J.
A. BurkhoWer; Pottawatomie, B. F.
Hamilton; Roger Mills, T. S. Keene;
Washita, S. Humbarger; Woods, L. W.
Moore; Woodward, Seymour Mason;
Oaago reservation, Fred Drummond;
Ponca. reservation. J. C. Miller; Kiowa
and Comanche reservation, T. F. Wood
ard. On Permanent Organization Beaver,
Geo. II. Healey; Blaine, C. A. McBrian;
Canadian, Samuel Tennebaum; Cleveland,
J. II. Watson; Caster. J. C. MoKnight;
Dewey. R. G. Brownlee; Garfield, J. B.
Campbell; Grant, J. P. Renshaw; Greer,
John A. Trotter; Kay, Theo. Cuppage;
Kingfisher, W. C. Stevens; Lincoln Harry
GHstrap; Logan, F. H. Greer; Noble, J.
L. Pancoast; Oklahoma, John Pfalf;
Payne, F. A. Hutto; Pawnee, D. F. John
on; Pottawatomie. C. M. Cade; Roger
Mills, J. P. Johnson; AVashita, T. F.
Cook; Woods, Luther Martin; Woodward,
A C. Thompson; Osage reservation, G.
M. HufTaker; Otoe reservation, Frank
Wood; Poaea reservation. C. D. Jensen;
Kiowa and Comanche reservation, T. F.
On Resolutions Beaver, Dyke Ballinger;
Blaine. H. E. Fee; Canadian, W. II. Cri
ley; Cleve'and, Neal Smith; Cutter. Will
iam Roger; Dewey, A. W. Dunnica; Gar
llekl, John Jenson; Grant. C. M Keiger;
Greer, James Keiley; Kay, Marsh Lam
bert; Kingfisher, J. E. Burns; Lincoln,
John 31. Hale; Lcgan, II. E. Asp; Noble,
J. J. English; Oklahoma, O. A. Mitscher;
Payne. I. F Norrls; Pawnee, C. J. Phi'
Hne; Pottawatomie, C. J. Benson; Roger
Mills. C. J. Miller; Washita, C. G. Bulick;
Wocds, R. S. Kerns; Woodward, J. M. Co
lisle; Osage reservation, Henry Ean;
Otoe reeervatlon, L. F. Fye; Ponca reser
vation, S. M. Eressir; Kiowa and Co
manche reservations, J. A. Ni;hols.
Following the selection cf committees
thft convention took a recess until 2
The afternoon session, after a couple of
BoleetiMss by the Hennessey band, wan
opened with the renert of the committer
on credentials, which resorted no con
tests, and recsmmended the seating of
the delegate named in the report. C. R.
Rejfro, a Logan county delegate, movej
to amend the roortby substituting the
na:aa' Dr. Vandovoort of Lcgan county
lar the name of F. H. Greer as alttrnate
fir Dannls T. Flynn, but the amendment
wes vcte.l down, and tho resort of the
comm'ttee was aioDted.
Jjhn Jensen presented the report of the
.committee on permanent en permanlent
organization and order of bu inoss. which
recommended that the temzwrary crganl
zatit n of the convention be ma Jo the per
manent organization and that the fol
lowing order of business be followed: Bo
part of committee on credontlals; report
cf committee on permanent organization
and order of business; nomination of na
tional committeeman and national dele
cafes, no nominating speeches to be made;
report of the committee on resolutions.
There was no voice of objectiun raised
to the report submitted by the committee
except as to the lost section. Delega'o
KelJey of Greer county could see no rea
son why the established policy of repub
lican conventions should not bo chansed.
and he urged, as an amendment, that the
report of the committee on resolutions be
acted upon before the election of commit
teeman and delegates The amendment
was lost, and the report of the committee
was adopted as submitted.
Delegate Jensen culckly followed the
adoption of the report by rising and read
ing of the following nominations:
For national committeeman, Wll'iam
Grimes of Kingfisher county.
For delegate-at-large to the Philadelphia
convention, Dennis T. Flynn of Logan
For national delegates, John R. Tate,
of Kay county; J. C. Prlngey of Lincoln
county. C. H. Thompson of Garfield coun
ty, W. J. French of Woods county. G. G.
Eaker of Oklahoma county, J. W. McNeal
f Logan county.
For alternates. S. C. Eckhardt of Cana
dian county. P. F. Tyler of Blafne county,
F. Cooke of Washita, county. Ft. E.
Lawwy of Payne county, J. II. Van Wln
Ma of Pottawatomie caunty, R. E. South
ard of Noble county.
The chairman of the Payne county dele
gation withdrew the name of R. E. Low
ery as one of the nominee; for alternate
and asked to substitute the name of I.
N. Norrl. the ohansre being accepted by
f the convention.
In answer to a Question nroposcd by
Delegate Fegnn of Logan county as to
the number of delegates prop-sed by the
motion. Delegate Jensen explained that
seven namee had been plaeed in nomina
tion, although the national U provided
for only six delegates, but he was san
guine that the seven delegates would be
seated by the national convention. In any
event, ha Mt that any one of the siv'
last-name for deegate would withdraw
from the delegation j. necessary to provide
a nJaoe for Flynn.
Delegate Roberts moved that the rule
be uepended and that the nanus placed
before the convention be accepted, the
motion carrying .n a vlve voce vote wl.h
out dissent and aald great enthuasm.
At this point occurred the nrst scene of
excitement. The comma tee on resoiut'cns
was stll! out. and Delegate S aaley, wh-.se
delegation was under neutral instructions
as to roMutions. moved that the conven.
ilea adjourn. Delegate Horace Speed wa
oa hie feet insutnter. protesting agslnst
o adjournment until action had ren
tasa upon certain resolution which he
desired to tresent to the convention at
the ame tlca winir aloft a slip of
m r He added that If the committee
on resolutions were a "hung- Jury." as
had tn-en suggested, there were 58 dele
gat. left wttj, ppw. to act Rnd he
fa :hat the committee on resolution
be oi.charged and aetlon be taken upon
t relations, which be thereupon read'
eved. By the republican territorial
c v "tio3 assembled at arid. Okte.
y . lu. 1W0:
-.-We m-at heartily eadorse and
Ui enational zAhy t Prertrteat
' Ss.o:rtl--W6 heartily endorse and
port the work and policy of our delegate,
Hon. Dennis T. Flynn, in cpngress.
"Third We earnestly reauest our dele
gates to the Philadelphia convention to
use every effort in their power to bring
statehood for Oklahoma, with such con
ditions and additions as congress may
deem best, .
"Fourth The delegates to th,e Philadel
phia convention are directed to present
to that convention the name of Hon. Will
iam Grimes as national committeeman
from Oklahoma.
The omission, one way or the other, of
any reference to the territorial adminis
tration was immediately grasped by the
convention, and m a twinkling the at
mosphere was surcharged with apparently
of eaual force from the standpoint of
lung power expended. A roll call was de
manded on the motion to pass the re30
Iutions under suspension of the rules, and
the chair explained that It would require
a 'two-thirds majority to suspend the
rules. The roll call proceeded withuut in
terruption until Logan county was called.
The chairman of that delegation, under
the unit rule, ca3t the full strength of
the delegation against the motion, where
upon Horace Speed demanded that the
dedegation be polled. A poll was made,
and the result showed 19 votes against
the motion and 4 In favor. The vote of
Lincoln county was, also challenged, but
the challenge wa3 subsequently with
drawn. At the conclusion of the roll .call the
secretary announced that 207 vote3 had
been cast in favor of the motion to sus
pend the rules and 113 against, whereupon
the chair declared the motion lost in not
having received the recuired two-third!
vote. The vote by counties was as fol
lows: Counties Yes. No.
Beaver 4
Blaine 10
Canadian 14
Cleveland 12
Custer S
Bewey 6
Garfield 24
Grant .....' 20
Greer , 5
Kay '. '.: 22' ..
Kingfisher J.7
Lincoln ". 23
Logan . . 4 13
Noble '. 15
Oklahoma 1C
Payne 12- 5
Pawnee 12
Pottawatomie 2 13
Roger Mills 1 2
Washita 7 2
Woods 25
Woodward 7
Osage Reservation 6
Otoe Reservation 2
Ponea Reservation C
Kiowa and Comanche 2
Total 207 113
The announcement of the vote was re
ceived with cheers, and as the committee
on resolutions was not yet ready to -report
the de egates called on different we'l
known repu ,hcans to entertain them with
speeches. I. N. Norris, the "Irish Orator
of Payne county, ' and Hon. Samuel (' Old
Plzen") Murphy of Oklahoma City re
spanded, each in his own inimitable way,
and Colonel H. E. Havens of Enid was in
the midst of a patriotic talk, when the
committee came into the hall and an
nounced It3 readiness to' report.
The convention immediately reaolved'it
self Into an attitude of deepest attention
while Walter C. Stevens, chairman of the
committee, read the following resolu
tion?: "The republicans of Oklahoma territory,
in convention assembled, hereby reaffirm
their enthusiast c be'iof In all of the prin
ciples of the republican party, and most
heartily endorse and support the national
administration and the delegates elected
by this convention to attend the national
republican convention, are hereby in
structed to cast their votes for the re
nomination of AViiliam McKinley.
"We believe in expansion and in holding
all new possessions which have came to
us through the natural march of tho
higher civilization of the United States.
There can be no backward step, and we
are opposed to attempting any. The Has
of this country has been planted across
the waters for the elevation of mankind,
and, wherever planted, we are in fa'or
of it remaining to the world's advance
ment and America's glory.
"We exult today, not only over the ful
fillment of every republican pledge, made
to the nation in 18M and their happy frui
tion, but also tover certain carrying out
of the free homes pledge made by the
republican party of Oklahoma in 1S9S and
prior thereto over the passage of this
beneflcient measure through the lower
house as a result of tho tireless efforts
of our delegate in congress, Hon. D T
Flynn, whose efforts will be unflagging
until final success crowns them by the
signature of President McKinley and a
reinstatement of the homestead policy in
augurated by the republican party In 1S61,
and we extend our hoarty thanks to the
members of concress who so generously
assisted our delegate In securing the pas
sage of the free homes bill.
"We earnestly reauest our delegates to
the Philadelphia convention to use every
effort in their power to bring statehood
for Oklahoma, with such conditions and
additions as congress bay deem best.
"The delegates to the Philadelphia con
vention are directed to present to that
vontion the name of Hon. William Grimes
as national committeeman from Okla
homa, ''Wo heartily approve and request the
nassag of the house bill introduced by
Delegate Flynn, creating a county out of
the Osage and Kaw reservations. We
further request the speedy allotment and
opening of all the Indian reservations In
Oklahoma as having a tendency to more
speedily make citizens of our Indian pop
ulation, and consequently hasten state
hood." motion to adopt the report o the com
mittee and the resolutions was qu ckly
mado and adopted by vlve voce vote, and,
after a parting speech by E. P ilcCabe
of Guthrie, the convention adjourned.
Gears tio v? lte fa H8 HM$ BMg
tllcncoe Starts on iler Career Ccle
bratlnjji'lyun's Victory.
Glencoe, O. T.. May . Oencoe and
surrounding country celebrated th-j pass
age of the free homes bill In royal style
Saturday nlgM. The people gathered from
Payne. Pisnc and Noble couttie,''ard,
after Uh- close of religious services, pro
ceeded to make pandemonium reign. Fifty
pounds of Dowder km used, and the
shooting of aavlla and firearms continued
until 2 o'clock. J. Hunter Williams, edi
tor of the Qlcacoe Mirror, was introduced
to the audience la the street by Mr. John
Ferguson, and spoke briefly of the spiea
did achievement of Dennte Flynn. . and
coagratuhued the farmers ever the un
doubted success of the free hornet ,bOL
Terry Ma rite, also addressed the meeting.
Th?re is -great enthusiasm he for Flynn,
aad his greai victory ha p a -.- niea stld
more firstly in the hearts d t oeogic
On the anal possagr of the b .' ? "icoe.
the magte city of the east end. wi eeie-
i brate on a. much larger scale.
Continued From First Page.
by the law of March 14, 1, and prior
national banking laws, the remaining por
tion of the bank notes to be replaced with
full legal tender government paper money
and its Volume so controlled as to main
tain at all times a stabte money market
and a stable price level.
"We demand a graduated Income and
inheritance tax, to the end that aggregat
ed wealth shall bear its just proportion
of taxation.
"W edemand that postal saving banks
be established by the government for the
safe deposit of the savings of the people
and to facilitate exchange.
"With Thomas Jeflers3n, wc declare the
land, including all natural sources of
wealth, the inalienable heritage of the
people. The government should so act as
to secure homes for the people and pre
vent land monopoly. The original home
steaw policy should be enforced and fur
ther settlersoh the public domain should
be entitled to a free homestead, while all
who have paid an acreage price to tho
government under existing laws would
have their homestead rights restored.
"Transportation beinls a means of ex
change and a public necessity, the gov
ernment should own and operate the rail
roads in the Interests of the people and
on a non-partisan basis, to the end that
all may be accorded the same treatment
in transportation and that the extortion,
tyranny and political power now exer
cised by the great railroad corporations,
which result in the impairment, if not the
destruction of the political rights and per.
sonal liberties of the citizen, may be de
stroyed. Such ownership Is to be accom
plished In a manner consistent with sound
public policy.
"Trustjs, the overshadowing evil of the
age, are the result and culmination of the
private ownership and control of the three
great Instruments of .commerce morey,
transportation and tho means of trans
mission of information; which instruments
of commerce are public functions and
which our forefathers declared in the con
stitution should be controlled by the peo
ple through their congress, for the public
welfare. The one remedy for the trusts
is that the ownership and control be as
sumed and exercised by the people. We
further demand that all tariffs on goods
controlled by a trust should be abolished.
"To cope with the trust evil, the people
must act directly, without the interven
tion of representatives who may be con
trolled or influenced. We, therefore, de
mand direct legislation, giving the people
the law-making and veto power under the
Initiative and referendum. A majority of
tho people can never be corruptly influ
enced. .
"Applauding the valor of our army and
navy in the Spanish war, we denounce
the conduct of tho administration in
changing a war for humanity into a war
for conquest. The action of tho adminis
tration in the Philippines is In conflict
with all the precedents of our naUo-.al
life, at war with the declaration of indp
pendence, the constitution and the plain
precepts of humanity. Murder and arson
have been our response to the appeals of
the people, who asked only to estab.ish
a free government ni their own land. We
demand a stoppage of this war of exter
mination, by the assurance to the Phil
ippines of independence and protection
under a stable government of their own
"The declaration of independence, the
constitution and the American flag are
one and inseparable. The Island of Porto
Rico is a part of the territory of the
United States and by levying special and
extraordinary customs dues on the com
merce of that Island, the administration
has violated the constitution, abandoned
the fundamental principles of American
liberty and has striven to give the He to
the contention of our forefathers that
there shouldl bo no taxation without rep
resentation. "Out of the Imperialism which would
force an undesirable domination on the
people of the Philippines, springs the un
American ory for a large standing --my.
Nothing in the character or purposes of
dur people justifies us in ignoring tho
plain lesson of history and putting our
liberties in jeopardy by assuming tho
burden of militarism, which Is crushing
the people of the old world. We de
nounce the administration for its sinister
efforts to substitute a standing army for
the citizen soldiery which is the best
safeguard of the republic.
"We extend to the brave Boers of South
Africa our sympathy and moral support
in their patriotic struggle for the right
of self-government. We are unalterably
opposed to alliances, open or covert, be
tween the United States and any other
nation, that tend to tho destruction of
human liberty.
"And a further manifestation of Imper
ialism is to bo found in the mining dis
tricts of Idaho. In the Coeur d'Alene dis
trict soldiers have been used to overawe
miners striving for a measure of Indus
trial independence, and we denounce the
state government of Idaho nnd th federal
government to abridge the civil rights of
the people and to enforce an Infamous
permit system which denies to laborers
their Inherent liberty and compels them
to forswear their manhood and their
right before being permitted to seek em
ployment. "The importation of Japanese and other
laborers under contract to serve mono
polistic corporations is a notorious and
flagrant violation of the immigration
laws. We demand that the federal gov
ernment shall take cognizance of this
menacing evil and repress it under exist
ing laws. We further pledge our.elves to
strive for the enactment of more string
ent laws for the exclusion o Mongolian
and Malayan immigration.
"We ondors municipal ownership of
public utilities and declare that the ad
vantages which have accrued to the pub
lic under that system would be nmUlptied
an hundred fold by its extension to
natural In teres tare monopolies.
"We denounce the practice of Issuing
Injunctions In the cases of dispute be
tween employers aad employes, making
criminal acts by organizations which are
not criminal when performed by individ
uals, and demand legislation to restrain
the evIL
"We demand that X'nited States senat
ors and all other officials as far as prac
ticable be elected by direct rote of tho
peojtte. Believing that the ereetlre fran
chise and untrammelled ballot are es
sential to a covemssent of. for any by
the people, the People's party condemns
this wholesale system of disfranchise
ment by coercion and intimidation adopt,
ed in some states, as un-Reatblica& and
ua-Demoeratic. And we declare it to he
tiie duty or the several state iegiskusres
to take such action as will secure a fall,
free and fair bl?ot ansd a honest count.
We favor home rule to the territories
and the District of Colombia, asd the
early admission of the territories as
states. We demeanor the expensive red
1 tape system, political Cavoittiisn. cme4 an J
nnece5ary delay an criminal erasfoa
of the statues in the tnaaacement ol pen
sion offices and demand the simple and
honest execution of the law and the ful
fillmen (by the nation of its pledges of
service pension to all of its honorably dis
charged veterans."
The long financial plank, of the plat
form, including the denunciation of the
recent banking law and especially the
demand for tho free coinage of silver at
the ratio of 16 to 3, was received with wild
cheering. The demand for an inheritance
tax also received a round of applause
Vigorous cheering was also accorded the
reading of the plank on transportation,
the demand for -the abolishment of all
tariffs on "trust" goods and the endorse
ment of the Initiative and referendum.
Cries of "Good! Good!" greeted the de
nunciation of tho administration's Phil
ippine policy and the Porto Rican tax.
When that portion of the platform ex
tending scympathy to the South African
republics, and denouncing any alliance
with foreign powers, was read the con
vention broke into wild applause, lasting
for some time. Endorsement of the mu
nicipal ownership of public utilities re
ceived but faint applause, but vigorous
hand-clapping ensued when direct elec
tion of United States senators was de
manded. At the conclusion of the reading of the
platform Jerry Simpson moved that the
platform be adopted as read and the
committee discharged. The motion receiv
ed half a dozen seconds. A delegate from
Michigan objected, as the platform car
ried no pledge of support to the candi
date to be nominated. "There's no ob
jection to any delegate offering a mo
tion to that effect, I guess," said Mr.
Simpson. "The committee would like to
be discharged."
The motion was made. A standing vote
was called for and amid great cheering
every delegate in the tent arose, not a
vote being recorded.
"The platform is adopted by unanimous
vote," announced Speaker Patterson.
"The next thing in the convention."
said he, "is the presentation of the
names of candidates for tho nomination
for the office of president of the United
Then, without pausing or calling for
any roll of states, he went on: "I have
the pleasure of introducing Senator Allen
of Nebraska."
This could mean but one man, and that
waa Bryan, and before Senator Allen
could come to the front of the platform
the convention was on Its feet, cheering
frantically, and waving flags, hats and
The speech of Senator Allen was brief
and to tho point. He spoke as follows:
"Ho embodies In his political convictions
in his life, all that is good in an Ameri
can citizen, all that s pure and loyal, all
that the most exactng could desire; a
statesman of ripe experience, a pnlloso
pher, a ipatriot without a peer on this
or any other continent; peerless, bold,
determined, thoroughly devoted to the in
terests of tho great mass of his country
men, who would make and will make an
Ideal candidate for the exalted ofllce of
president of these Unitevt states. Since
the result of the election of 1SSG was
known to tho American people, among
tho fusion forces of the United States
thero has been but ono name connected
with the. office and the nomination at this
time. He is the embodiment of all that
opposes plutocracy, that opposes greed,
that opposes tho exercise of criminal
power in public life. He Is, In any judg
ment, the most American citizen of the
age. I think he is, as an orator, as a
statesman, the equal of Webster and
Clay, If a&t their superior. He was a
Nebraakan, but belongs now to the
world Without further discussion, with
out further description of this magnifi
cent man, I present to this convention
this hero, statesman and orator, William
Jennings Bryan."
The announcement of Mr. Bryan's name
was the signal for another enthusiastic
outburst. Tho Minnesota delegation
hoisted a large star having the portrait
of Mr. Bryan in the center, and the con
vention cheered again more vigorously
than before.
When his voice could be heard, Chair
man Patterson announced: "I have the
pleasure to introduce James B. Weaver
of Iowa.
An outburst of cheers rang out as the
veteran from Iowa came forward to sec
ond the nomination of Mr. Bryan. He
spoke, In part, as follows: "I had tho
honor to present at St. Louis the name
of the distinguished gentleman who has
just been mentioned. I am glad that I
can say here today that there has never
been a moment from that date to this
that I have regretted, or that any Popu
list in America has regretted, that he was
the choice of that convention. The cen
tury past has produced but three great
civic names Thomas Jefferson, Abraham
Lincoln and William J. Bryan. The dele
gates in this convention are disciples of
tho first, many of them helped to put the
second In the chair, and we are followers
of tho third. Mr. Bryan Is peculiarly a
representative of American civilization.
It is with peculiar satisfaction and the
most unselfish purpose that I arise be
fore you to second the nomination of
William Jennings Bryan 7-s president of
the United States."
Jerry Simpson was then announced,
amid vigorous applause. It was enough,
he said, to say of Mr. Bryan that he had
risen head and shoulders above his com
peers in the Democratic party and that
ho hod also accepted the People's party
as well. Mr. Bryan, he declared, repre
sented the struggle for human rights,
and he wanted the Populists to stand by
him and do all Jn their power to oiect
him, thus taking the first step towards
restoring the country to its old-time
Mr G. E. Wesbburn of Massachusetts
added his testimony in behalf of Mr.
Bryan. He said: "I arise to second the
nomination of WHHam J. Bryan becauwi
embodied in hirn Is the spirit of many
millions of free American people. He has
tho wisdom a! Jefferson and the magnet
ism of Lincoln. The hope of the nation
rest in that personality, and I trast that
he wiH. be nominated by aoeJeta&tion."
The chair reccgnized "CjcIjo- Da via
of Texa. and a. sbctit went up as the
tsji form of Mr. Davis Jeoiaed as on his
way to the platform. Mr. Davis an
nounced that in former conventions he
had. been a poHricai opponent of Mr.
Bryan but bad now come over to the
ranks of the elect and believed that la
aim lay the hopes of the nation and the
nly man who can "tbrettle tie oppress
ors of th people."
"We have Bryan dobs down oar way,"
said the speaker, "and I can rrrwnleu
yon next fttM a Bryan etob of 3ft 3B aft.
There were lone calls of "3dor! Bat
ter r and Marion Sailer of Xoftft Caco
Soa was greeted with cheers as b cam
forward. Briefly, pot otoqoentiy. Sen
ator Butler .seconded Mr. Bryan's noro-fcaattoa-
"I. for one." said he, "will pet
fcato tbis aht all taai Is in my poorer. I
knew every Populist in tbe United States
wiK do the sarae In any rapacity be ay
be totd to act, and I appeal to jr to
make his election certain aeit Novem
ber." W- J- TixKazs oi CDtorcio, the next
speaker, said that Colorado had never
"been behind in the espousal of reform,
measures and that the state would again
be found in the column In 1900 as a sup
porter of Mr. Bryan. He had, he said,
found Mr. Bryan equal to all emergen
cies and was confident he -would be
Mr. Olds of Pennsylvania, now SS years
old, "wno voted for Henry Clay in 2S41,
and Is now for William J. Bryan," was
next introduced. Mr, 01d3, bent and
white-bearded, said that he had walked
a thousand miles to vote for Henry Clas
in 1S44. "I came a thousand miles to
vote for William J. Bryan m this conven
tion," sold Mr. Olds, "and I hope you
will not allow me tc be defeated as I wae
In ISit." Cries of "Wc won't" greeted Mr.
Olds as he sat down.
Mr. Jones of Illinois assured the con
vention that his state would give Mr.
Bryan 3 majority jn November.
Senator Allen of Nebraska stepped for
ward. "Mr. Chairman." said he, amid
perfect silence, "I move that the rules of.
this convention be suspended and that
William Jennings Bryan be nominated by
acclamation for president of the United
States "
Amid the din that followed Senator Al
len's motion and its seconding, the
speaker's voice was faintly heard calling
on those delegates who favored the mo
tion to rise and remain standing. As
one man. the convention arose. Hats,
canes, umbrellas, flags were waved in the
air amid deafening cheers, the uproar be
ing increased by the band playing "Old
Hundred." Some enthusiastic delegates
tore loose a large picture of Mr. Eryan,
hanging in front of the speaker's desk,
and hoisted It to the table, where, cheer
ing for Bryan, he held it while the con
vention applauded frantically.
"I propose threo cheers for William J.
Bryan." cried George F. Washburn of
Massachusetts. They were given with a
will iand the convention then quieted,
"I announce the nomination by a unan
imous vote, of William Jennings Bryan
for president of the United States," said
Chairman Patterson, as soon as he could
be heard. Another cheer greeted this
announcement, and then the delegates
settled in their seats for the flght over
the question of a vice presidential nom
ination. "Tho next thing on the program," said
Chairman Patterson, "Is, according to
the rules adopted, to take action regard
ing tho nomination of a -vice president."
Instantly there was confusion. The
one point upon which tho convention
could expect a fight was before It. There
were loud cries of "Fettigrow!" but the
chair recognized E. Gerry Brown of
Massachusetts, who moved that the con
vention proceed to nominate a candidate
for vice president by ballot. There wero
numerous seconds from the body of the
convention, and Senator Butler of North
Carolina made a seconding speech from
tho platform.
Washburn of Massachusetts offered an
amendment to tho motion of Mr. Brown
that five names bo selected as men ac
ceptable to the People's party and that a
committee be sent with these numes to
confer with the Democrats and Silver
Republicans at Kansas City on July 4,
with the understanding that the name se
lected at that conference should be the
nominee of the People's party for vice
General Weaver of Ipwa offered as a
substitute for tho motion of Mr. Brown
and the amendment of Mr. Washburn.
that It was tho sense of the convention
that no nomination be made at the pres
ent time. He desired that a committee
I of one man from each t'tate should pro
ceed to Kansas City for conference, and
that, if no man acceptable to the People's
party was selected at the conference, the
committee should select a nominee.
Jerry Simpson offered a substitute to
the amendment of Mr. Weaver, provid
ing that if no man was agreed upon at
the Kansas City conference, the national
committee should select a candidate.
Then came long arguments over amend
ments, substitutes, and amandmenta to
amendments, and the convention became
tangled up in a mazo of parliamentary
Mr. Brown of Massachusetts offered to
withdraw, in favor of tha Simpson
amendment, his original motion of push
ing tha convention to a vote, but it was
ruled that the motion had been made the
subject of debate and could not be with
drawn. Senator Butler then moved to proceed
to the nomination of vice president, "if
the chair rules that th original motion
is still before the convention."
"Tho original motion is before the
houe," said Chairman Patterson.
"Then," said Senator Butler, "I hope
that the convention will never put it be
hind." (Cheers.)
The senator, hoarse but determined
against postponing action and waiting on
tho decision of the Democratic party, ar
gued earnestly for the nomination of a
candidate for vice president. "If the
People's party is sacrificed," said he,
::then reform dies. (Cries of no, no.) Not
one man. We moat not crlcify tho party
under the mistaken idea that this is the
best way to elect William J. Bryan- This
L the People's party convention, and, by
the Eternal. It shall continue to be
(eheors), and, let me tell you. If the Dem
ocratic convention goes into New England
and puts a man on the ticket Hke SewaJI,
tho battle Is loet right now." (Cheers.3
Senator Allen of Nebraska wy then
recognized to noak against the proposi
tion to nominate. "We propeee to tike
counsel of wisdom that's all," he hc?an.
"We will leave the question open until
suoh time as the committees from tbo
Populist and Democratic parties af?ree o
a candidate, if possible a candidate who
will stand squarely on, the platform of
the PopuHst prty. Isn't rbai wisdom "
(Crlfts of "no. no." and "ys. yas.")
Howard S. Taylor of Hanoi made an
impassione.1 appeal in favor ot the Imme
diate nomination .and urged that Charles
Tawne- be that nominee, catting him tbe
"chevalier Bayord of UK." "There coi14
be no snore Sitting running mate for Mr.
Bryan. .said Mr. Taylor. "Now," be con
tinued. "I am going to ieU sn open secret.
All Democrats know ic Three months
ago the Democratic otUdal leaders were
saying all over tbe country: 'We want
yoe Popmasts to hare the seeaed place on
the ticket.' The Democrats were wfRtat;
and are wining to fa.Te Bryan and Jadge
Caldwell. Now wit Jn Heaven's nam
render Tawne as usat -labtltxrte for
Caldwell I'H tell ye why tiey t not
want Towne. It i beeaowe a repre-ents
toe fally tbe priBdpk of the CbVaco
platform. They want a mors saodcrate
Mr. Taylor made an able plea Joy bis I
man. and was enthaitestteUiy dieered a
be SrJAbfA. George F. Waahbara of
Maaoheeett3 vaj then roeocafct aad
before bo coold ?ea.k & odtegaie from
Xeatreky aaaes the point tha: tbo, time
of tbe afternoon session bad expired. It
waa tenaedtatety stored to rsspcod t&e
rales, bat tbe moffcw wax loet en a ttusA-
l bag veto aatf CbaJmas Paiteraaon, sc-
eordtogfy. annoaaced xa ad'ewrameat cta
U3S p. xa.
At t.-1 Cboinaaa Pstteraaa called tbe
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bsra ipofcs i sacs. iesjrri te. favor oi JJa
Nearly Onehalf
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plan of submitting a list of five men for j ogniUoa for mo as soon as tbe speaker
vice presiilent. Ho yielded the floor t on tho ftoor then was through, but ..
General TVeaver, who told the conven- was not given m. "Wall I deeply ra
tion that it was willing to be an ally of j St what has huppened. I cannot nnd i
the Democratic party, but wished to no , In my heart to apologise, especially aa I
all th dictating- to those allies Instead 2 have several times durin the day rie 1
of working in concert with them. Ha
told the delegates repeatedly tnat Uey
would make a grave mistake by nomin
ating a vice president without consulting
the Democratic jrty.
E. Gerry Drown of Massachusetts urged
harmony, but insisted on nominating a
complete ticket
Edward S. Groce of Michigan was then
recognized. But just here an Incident oc
curred that threw the convention Into an
uproar, and which,, for a. few moments.
threatened to result In a free flsht- "Be- . ofdty oi the part- to retrain tr 1
fore Mr. Groc speaks," safd the chair- f & It Mr. Kolly ww glrw nit u
man, "the chair wishes to announce that " fellow-oloifat as soon .
thero Is a package of letters hare for the na took hte
South Dakota, delegation. It was found Chairman Patterson naked tla . onve.--on
a chair and was probably loot by ! tten r ' further 4eot
some member of tho delesation." I " Wo vtt-o p. ;Jiocy
Former Congreoaman John F. Kelly of "Utr a i ' wn ' 11
South Dakota, who had been cteniorint; "taT po.iii f re v-t us t..l
for recognition all day. at onee anvancod " and u(.t.ttte.. th, . b i.r
and. with his voice shaking with anger. h the kooJ o-.t on um
said: "Tho South Dakota, delegation te amondnt offer. . I by Jrr SI up
glad to receive this reeogutkra from tbo ,wW provsded that th jti...ia. .
choir, for it I tho only recognition it baa I1" ho!'J ( ' Kaiwan it :y I r .
received from you. You are a miserable ' h f v.r r. U Ic . -bunco-steorer,"
Mr. Kelly shouted. "You1Mj restraint the x pr .:
camo into this conventtoji with prof- cy-, , L
sions of good faith. You are not nt to Mr Simoeon wa. given the fl - 'or r
preside over a Populist convention, and j c,,n rgument In behalf . f h a wno,
you never will aain." men " by Aoplo-l-in the ...
In an instant thero w an uproar and i1"' ' - J '" v
cries of "Put him out!" were hearo. j '. 'J th th ' ?f M'
"I rise to a point of order." shouted . mo u
Mr. Kelly. "I stand on my right, ami
you oan't bunco mo out of them." Then,
turning toward tho wihlly shsutinc dele-'
to put me out" Pal xth ulon'ho
again turned toira.nl Chairman Patterson
and. pointing hfs linger at him, cried:
1-,. .- .. t. tif- .v.'"' minjr a n.muwu..n t m rt:.
spite ortsmtln la today's cunfere-ce."
Amid crte of "SJH up!" and -Shan,
on you." Mr. Kelly returned to Ms oole-
gaUon, every member a vrhtch wiw
standing on hla feet. Doting all tho up
roar Chairman Patterson, fashed and
apparontly nervooa. kept pounding with
his gavel In a vain endeavor to restore
order. Finally the excited dale
quieted somewhat for a moment.
"The oneir desire to make an explan
ation." said Chairman Patterson "I
havo honestly endeavored to t tbe oon
ventlon hear from both sides la succes
sion." "I deny that a3 a falsehood 1" broke in
Mr. Kelly, and again the convention be
came a perfect pandemonium. Several
ax cited delegates stripped off their coat
ready for business while a grm-y-beaxoeU
but brawny delegate fan toward Mr.
Kelly. He was, however, stopped befor
ho reached him.
"It was tho purpose of tbe chairman,
as soon ae tho gentleman eoooiodod. to
recognize tho gentleman from South Da
kota," contintiad CbKirnNut Patterson,
palo with anger. "Beeejuee tbe gentle
man who has just unlsbed spoke on tbo
opposite side of the Question, Mr. Qrooa
waa recognised. Therefore I resent tbe
The uproar at Otis moment became so
great rbat tbe chairman could not be
heard, renewed cries of 'Pot him out:
vT I! J v v JTVT .
he could be beard Chairman Patterson
continued: "After Mr. Groce eonclu!. I
vkmsntr -ftvim Wa 11 a n d .
, . -. . vi jwunu. jM
nwmilimi j UJU; v aHBHWM MH J
v-. . me wur mm we owr wuj
not no raunuoatea.
Mr. Kelly, surrounded by several ma-
bora of th anoth rwi-Ate i1t,ati m
- - . - , "1
on " oy uue time and at-
tempted to speak, but a chorus of "Take
your seat!" and "Oh. saex upr grrstM
him and after a momeat's aerttation be
eat down and tne oouvoatloa gradually
camo to order.
Mr. Groce spoke urgently m lavor of
'" ww w. wrm
ivansan 1, a propoftfo trj .hit. naan
burn. The cneir then reooRatoed Hr.
Kelly of Sooth Dakota, wno said' "I very
nrnoh reseat in little aJtercatfoK 1 bad a
short time ago and I also regret that
tbe cbatHnan should tbtak I tatead to
intimidate aba. I sve ytm ray word of
honor as a sen I attended wotalne of die
r'otnt of oroer. air. uaatnaaa, an a-
ed a delegate irons KebeasiGa. " chilis
tbo geaUeateja baa ne rtcfot to tako fc
door for Miaklng personal rsasarfas."
There wore load sties of "Qo oaf "Co
on!" directed to Mr. KBy.
"Tbe coair noe. wald Chwlarnaa Bat
tersos, "that tbe gwstlemaa -sail aa
wbartaeer is oa Ms attod loaxudioy ts
Mr, K6B7 rcsTJcaaa: Wbea Use obaic
Haa ronsaritftd early tfeU aftsraaea tTaat
bo -iibvfed all tao-o who destrsd to take
part fa tafe dmt to aad Ms aaav se
Ms dw!c I tmA mr aasae MtMa three
sotaov? Thr and oao-balf boars later
I went prsary to tbe tttr sad ao&te
ly aabid Mrs f t rrtngnntitm. A &eatO.
asaa of tbe Sootb Dakota s-sassfloa.
-vjtaowt ssy later?,' w-o mi (4
for tbe same tbtajr. H -ns pronsfeed rso-
iaut m pean tan i uc &m?t fj dbOMttr:
cas fee eatarely avoided by rise ot Xtrgatt's PutJosrv '" oa:k
lishseat of pnctlsm vsslae ta aa wooaejt
Sold by all dU om. Iesr ow th'WJfM'M
A iwoklct, svfesg s& eaawta, rt9i be
jgs- Bfcf z 0-,-r. FE$2
to a point of order and bavo been p- r
sfattontly ignored. 1 havt been all da
denied the simple plain rights as a del -sat.
Personally, T do not c&ro to mako
& speech to this oonventlon. but I hj.a
been apked to do so by the do!owtkn f
! South Dakota, which hus dono me t
honor to make ma Its chairman."
Mr. Kelly then turned his attention u
tho pending question aad urged that
nomination bo mails at once, teJMnr; V
contention that it iss inooneittent w: t
j "- - i'
"n u iw( oc hoi praffngt- m oea
of the party. It betokens m -nt J m!v
" wnt n
"" wy- ml m lfh ""
happv hum 1
arhter .t Ml .
plausH. urxn. t.-je oonver.t' n i rf' 1
1 hU ddre" Vrx,attl"n f '
f" uJ v 7. T'r" " '
" ? b w lMMj r' J "
i "? "" " " ' v' '" k
"How does Mr. Tfcwae feel about W
asked General Weaver.
"Ill ten you how be feels. ssM Mr
iSfiitteoa. "1 saw a telesrram la this n y
today from Mr. Towns, in wMeh be a t
be wM not think It wise to aaase a v. j
pn-stdst at this tiwte.
"This statement provoked a torm. par
tlcularty la tbe rank of tbe Mbnwi
deiecatioa. who loudly demanded to e
tbe tategratn.
"I haven't got it," replied Mr. Blpn
"but it is here la the possession of sot
one, sad I promlso not to AtvelKe h
"Don't believe a wrd of h. shout. 1
Senator But ex. with a laagn. Mr. ln.--soa
then aonclttdod wit a stress p
to tbe oonventlan to aeetat a ootaauf
to confer at Kansas City.
Senator Butler gained the eye of -
chair 1-ng en..u to aek U refut 1
stauraent spring un the oonvnt 'M-Mr-
k:ow to b- untrss," bu: It r i bet S
a v.. stion ot prlvikga, be ri .-. to -
!nl calls of '" tbe rl, t, y.r K
1 Vsr r well, we ! pay Tew ir rws
I Tii. substitute .traduced hi M- Win;
son u then iut , a vote It rcui' !
t r ;ie axpulnlmebi of a on, t,
!g- V, Kia-ai m, and -. i.fe- tfa 1,
Soir.r .ratlc cmml'i.e In regard o a l: .
, prP :mU u,: ,tt
j Ami1 rourh c , .on tb. , rJluJ. ,
,.,, t ,r ., VoU-
th rnldt "' lhc -m. wfc, b -w.
j tR. atnr.uncn.ci.t .t
tbe r i.t .-JflOj'
Urd ' T at es
7,,w- of M.nn-v, a for
j - K
-T r thst
ifltlnat.oQ bv ata
un inirnous
M- Washburn
pf.Mlng for tf
m- wasnaurn mw m
rt 'ia
;BfMlng for th- , iectioa t., 1,114 '
, a. ,. nUne- be w enled by , r jrr.
tee , tbe A.nxr, it and vr ,
,., , tiu. ar.i it(fm wu fl lu t
jdavo to selr t aondtdaU f t pr
1 Sj. , aiu br oht for'n t J
8mpm, cn- ; epaid. ajd t
I '
.' ire4ntlal ;:&n u .' tmmt
'i The ' st aj TZi T'Xj
for an.
LX votes aaainst
J-fyor ADeti tvea 'M the sba"
Chalrvaaa Pattern'.-. T') baruijr clvst
out Tbw call 'f i-iMf r -r aaan
mnr of nwiHi
preMeat was th"
4v Jas -f I "r
M H nr'-r
csnd. !a far l o
dm-i ' '. "Torr.A-
n w T ft 0 n t
-Jt ife iav ef seta -
wTi i' vrm, esr-
J W..'fa. f Ie,wa,
:mru C cleat of
nd . atoti'
jastles - sse-ifHi
rid -with s v.tj'
aoawast4 J H
Wbea JCaaftas wt reebed Jerry Mxif
sea. "or. bens f ' Kaas. the aasacair
ef Aawrlesa r- ' i " aomiaatd Jtmn,
J CooMsttieesaea Ja W tjr.itt,
Oeocpe T Warflbara ef Vsjwa-fin.fa
nailaaisil 9 fterry Irtxt T h t
XbsoeooU as attsd aauc a,-. ,-put
aad J. W Boyir nmiDmt'l ''as 'Us
fwrae. T S Jtosaa of M nta sof.n
a sarprUe ea 4w ueavaHea wy a bl -deaaartwtfea
of Caartes Jtartmaa ' -jesitejt
s a madtdati sf tbe f .
forros tef eaa scu Ta tJa iataresu
too riaebftti ictjf.
W wMa 7vIKM XetrflL
.-ati forenf la- wti ea5Ctadaet of toy
aad rimimxi. Tbe eraeal of bVinp Use Utt
one tat fee world, herwevsr. te a crkkasi an:
tbe ooawa mat are 3m4ovttu wttli giawei

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