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Arthur Sewall of Maine Selected
for Vice-President
Bland and McLean Withdraw Their
Names From the Contest.
But Few of the Gold Delegates Take Part in
the Cuuveulion Proceediogi
CHICAGO, July 11.—The Demo
cratic National Convention closed up its
ticket this afternoon and adjourned
sine die soon after 3 o'clock. It selected
as its candidate for Vice-President the
veteran shipowner and ship-builder,
Arthur Sewall of Maine, for many years
Chairman of the Democratic State Com
mittee of that State.
This result was not reached without a
struggle. The same number of ballots
were required to make it as to make the
nomination for President. Sixteen can
didates were up, with or without their
consent. All but four quickly dropped
out of sight. They were Bland, Mc-
Lean, Sewall and Sibley.
After the first ballot a movement was
started (chiefly at the instigation of
Governor Altgeld of Illinois) to throw
the nomination to Bland of Missouri,
"Silver Dick Bland," as his sponsor.
Senator Vest, dubbed him. The Mis
souri delegation kept out of the move
ment at first, but reserved its vote in
order to cast it for Bland at a later
stage if there was a probability of
thereby turning the scale in his favor.
This did not happen on the second ballot
and Missouri voted for other candidates,
but in tiie third ballot Missouri pre
sented Bland's name, explaining that it
did so without authority from him, and
awaited results. They were not en
i enraging. Mr. Bland received about
fifty votes fewer on the third ballot with
his delegation supporting him than he
did on the second ballot when they
voted for other candidates. Upon this
showing Governor Stone promptly with
drew Bland's name.
Sibley started in with a rush, receiving
r,7t; votes on the first ballot, but lost oU
votes on the second, and was with
drawn by a, telegram addressed, to Hon.
Amos Cummings of New York before
the third ballot could be taken, though
he still retained scattering supporters.
McLean's name was not formally
placed in nomination, but was brought
before the convention by the Ohio dele
gation voting for him. Starting with
111 votes, he ran up to 21KJ on the
fourth ballot, and then the Chairman of
the Ohio delegation read a telegram
from him stating that all votes cast for
him were cast against his expressed
wish, and without his authority. Al
though the Chairman of the Ohio dele
gation qualified this declaration by say
ing it wtus the voice of Mr. McLean and
tot that of the delegation, the conven
tion listened to McLean, and he passed
Arthur Sewall of Maine, the success
ful candidate, though present in the
city as a member of the National Demo
cratic Committee, was in the convention
just before his nomination, and though
for many years he has been the Chair
man of the Democratic State Commit
tee of Maine, he was personally known
to few members on the floor. He was
placed in nomination by a delegate from
the distant State of California, who gave
no personal details as to the candidate.
Tli- seconder of Mr. Bewail, Thomas of
Colorado, added little to the information
po s.« -d by the convention, except that
he testified to Bewail** business ability
as a ship-builder, railroad President and
bank President. On the first ballot Mr.
Bewail received 100 votes. On the sec
ond these dropped down to 37. They
jumped up again to 97 on the third bal
-1 After the withdrawal of Bland and
Si! dey he reached second place on the
f vi th ballot, standing 261 to McLean's
296, and was nominated unanimously
on the fifth ballot.
There was nothing more, then, for the
convention to do but to pass the cus
tomary votes of thanks and adjourn. It
•in comparative silence.
Arthur Sewall of Maine Nominated
for Vice-President.
Juiy LL—There was a very marked fall
ing off in the attendai-.ee at the Colise
um on this the fifth morning of the
J> mocratic National Convention. The
■ecttona assigned to delegates showed
lOWS upon rows of empty chairs, but
all signal poles of the States were in
their proper position. Including the
••Badger*' of Wisconsin which General
Bragg had complained of last night as
having been stolen during the great
racket of the Bryan nomination, and as
having been trailed in the cortege of
the victor. The galleries wen not filled
to one-fifth of their capacity. Tht Chair
man of the Pennsylvania d legation.
Harrity. was present, but most of his
, , -delegates had left the city. Some of
the New York delegates were in the
hall, but it was agreed that they were
to take no part in !n< voting for Vice
president. The New Jersey delegates
w> re present in a body. Most of the
"Wisconsin delegates were on the door.
At 11 a. m. the Chairman. Senator
"White of California, called the conven
tion to order, and prayer having been
dispensed with, Mr. Harrity of Penn
sylvania announced that the present
National Committee would meet at the
Palmer House at 3 p. m. and would be
glad to welcome the new committee.
Senator Jones of Arkansas moved that
the convention proceed to the nomina
tion of candidates for Vice-President,
and the motion was agreed to.
George Fred Williams of Massachu
setts was put in nomination by Mr.
O'Sullivan, a delegate from that State.
Mr. O'Sullivan said in part: "This con
vention has nominated a man who has
sprung from the loin of the people. Now
that you have given a platform to the
South and West, cairy the war into
Africa and give to the East a candidate
for the Vice-Presidency. I nominate a
man from Massachusetts, who has the
courage of his convictions, and who
came out for free silver against an al
most unanimous public sentiment.
"Gentlemen, the war is over. If you
want to answer that sullen delegation
from New York (pointing to where the
New York delegates sat), come to the
East for your candidate for Vice-Presi
dent. Nominate a man who was a gold
man, but who saw the error of his ways,
and whose voice has often been raised
against corporations—George Frederick
Williams of Massachusetts." (Cheers.)
Mr. Marsden of Louisiana took the
platform and said: "I want to name to
you a wheel-horse to keep this young
colt in the traces. He is a thorough
bred, and therefore we should take all
the better care of him. The man I
shall name comes from a pivotal State.
Who is the wheel-horse, and which is
the pivotal State. John R. McLean of
Ohio is that man, and Ohio is that piv
otal State. (Cheers.) Give us McLean
and we will sweep the country."
Mr. Maloney of Washington State,
standing in the aisle, said: "In the
name of the State of Washington, I
place in nomination our honest son,
James Hamilton Lewis."
Hon. J. H. Currie of North Carolina
was next introduced. He said he de
sired to name a man whose fame was
not confined to one State, but extended
all over this broad land, a man re
vered and honored in his own State
and all over the country where he was
known. In the last election he was
nominated on the Democratic ticket for
the high position of Supreme Judge of
North Carolina, and received the votes
of all parties, Republicans and Popu
lists included. He closed by naming
Judge Walter Clark.
Tht- Chairman, in presenting the next
speaker, said of him: "I had the honor
of serving in two Congresses with him.
I saw him there when the Wilson tariff
bill was under consideration, and al
though he stood on the floor and ad
mitted he knew of the steel trust, as it
is called, to control the manufacture of
steel rails, and although he was en
gaged in an occupation which derived
an immense profit from that trust, he
had the honesty to contend and vote
that steel rails be put upon the free
list. <Cheers.) I present to you big
hearted, honest, brave Tom Johnson of
Ohio." (Cheers.)
Here Thomas Johnson took the stage
and put in nomination George W. Fith
ian of Illinois, saying of him: "He has
been six years in Congress, and his ac
tion and his every vote there places him
in accord with your platform. He has
the merit which I think is absolutely
necessary for the Vice-Presidency. He
is not a wealthy man. This fight will
have to be one by the people, by the
men who are interested in humanity-.
If it is to be a race between money and
men, money will be on the other side,
f >: the moneyed men of the Democratic
party have mostly gone to McKinley.
I am not a free silver man. I do not
believe in free silver, but I do believe
that the Democratic party has started
a great revolution for the good of the
people: but for free silver (which I think
is wrong), you have inaugurated a
movement for the good of humanity,
and ther-fore I am with you heartily.
(Applause.) Make not the mistake of
thinking you can buy anybody with
money. It will kill the ticket before the
people. Mr. Fithian is from Illinois. He
comes from a State that is pivotal, and
I hope to God that you will nominate
Hon. M. W. Miller of Oregon said he
rose to place in omination a man who
had been twice the Governor of the
sreat State of Oregon as the Demo
cratic ne>minee, notwithstanding that
the State was 10,000 Republican—a man
recently elected Mayor of the great me
tropolis of the Northwest— ex-Governor
Sylvester Pemtoyer. (Faint applause.)
"When he was Governor of Oregon,"
continued Miller, "the railroad compa
nies had trouble with their men, and he
went upon the scene of action and he
Bfll i to the corporations: 'Pay your men
and you will have no more trouble.'
They paid their men, and he did not call
out the militia. (Cheers.) He is in
hearty sympathy with la»>or. and all the
great labor organizations of this coun
try will indorse him. I appeal to you
to recognize the Pacific Coast and nom
inate ex-Governor Pennoyer of Ore
Senator White retired temporarily,
leaving Representative Richardson of
Tennessee to preside over the conven
William R. Burke of Lo? Angeles,
Cal., presented the name of Arthur Se
wall of Maine as a man who strove for
liberty when the gold god himself was
Showaiter of Missouri presented the
name ~f Joseph C. Sibley of Pennsylva
nia. He spoke of the Presidential can
didate as a modern Moses, endowed
with the courage of a Jackson and the
eloquence of a Clay, destined under
leaven to lead the American people
from bondage into liberty. The name
Of Sibley on the tick. I would, he said,
j add strength and solidity to it.
C. S. Thomas of Colorado seconded
the nomination of Arthur Sewall as a
n an distinguished for business ability
and life-long devotion to the cause of
Democracy, and whose name will fill up
and round out the work performed by
the oemvention yesterday.
j O. W. Powers of Utah presented the
name Of Senator Daniel of Virginia. He
J lauded Democracy as the party who
gave equal rights to all and discrim
inations to none. He sr.id he desired, in
the name of the youngest State in the
Union, to suggest the name of John W.
Daniel of Virginia fcr Vice-President.
"I present it without his assent or his
Jones of Virginia acknowledged the
compliment paid to his State, but said
he had been instructed by Senator Dan
iel to say if his name should be pre
sented as a candidate that under no cir
cumstances should it be voted on in
the convention.
F. P. Moreys of Illinois seconded the
name of Sibley, and spoke of him as a
man whose name and personality would
consume iniquities and destroy corrup
tion. "If," he added, "you link his name
to that of the masterful orator from
Nebraska, you will be inscribing vic
tory on all your banners as sure as the
stars shine at midnight or the sun at
Ulrich Stone seconded the nomination
of McLean, and spoke of him as the
man who had, through the Cincinnati
"Enquirer," made the silver conven
tion possible.
George W. Fithian of Illinois spoke In
support of the nomination of Sibley,
"Pennsylvania's honored son." Al
though Sibley had been represented as
a Populist, he was as good a Democrat
as any man who had a seat in the con
vention. It was true that Sibley dif
fered with President Cleveland, and had
had the courage to express his convic
tions regardless and fearless of the ad
ministration and everybody else, and
it seemed to him that Sibley's criticisms
of the administration could not be found
fault with in a convention which ha<
by nearly tw-o-thirds majority refuseo"
to sustain a resolution commending the
administration of Cleveland.
John Scott of Bath, Me., spoke in
praise of Arthur Sewall of Maine as one
of the leading business men of New
England, and as President of a national
bank; as a man whose ships spread
their white wings to the winds of every
ocean and carried the United States Hag
to the uttermost parts of the earth. He
could not promise that the delegation
from Maine would be behind Mr. Sew
all's nomination, but he could promise
that next November Sewall would have
the Democracy of Maine behind him.
"Wreath." he said, "with the sun
flower of Nebraska the pine flower of
Maine, and next November these flow
ers entwined will prove more threaten
ing to the Napoleon of Ohio than the
tro-ad of the marching Prussians proved
to the great Napoleon at Waterloo."
This closed the nomination oratory,
and the balloting began at 12 o'clock.
The balloting proceeded without no
table incident until New York was
called. When the announcement was
made, "New York declines to vote," the
galleries raised a yell.
The Chairman of the Ohio delegation,
standing n his chair, said although
McLean was not a candidate, the Ohio
delegation insisted on casting its Vice-
Presidential votes for John R. McLean.
A poll of the delegation was demanded,
and it was disclosed that at least four
of the delegates present were for Sibley
and one for Fithian, but under the
unit rule the entire vote went to Mc-
Pennsylvania announced through
Chairman Harrity that it voted seven
for Sibley, two for Pattison and fifty
nine delegates were absent or not vot
Alaska, with its six newly conferred
delegates (all gold men) declined to
Oregon changed from Pennoyer to
• leorgia, which had been passed by
request, cast her vote for Bland, at the
same timeexpressing the opinion that he
ought to be nominated by acclamation.
Nebraska, out of delicacy, lest its vote
might be taken as an indication of Mr.
Bryan's wishes, asked to be excused
from voting for the present, and was
excused accordingly.
The counting of the ballots was pur
posely delayed to enable the leaders to
arrange, if possible, to swing the con
vention over to Sibley. Utah attempted
to precipitate it by changing its vote
from Daniel to Bland, but the Chair de
clined to permit changes in the vote at
this stage of the proceedings.
The Clerk announced the result as fol
lows: Blackburn 20, Bland 82, Teller 1,
Daniel 11, Harrity 21, Boies 20, Will
iams of Illinois 22, White L absent or
excused 258, Fithian 1. Williams of
Massachusetts 7(5, McLean 111, Lewis
11, Clark 50, Sewall 100, Sibley 1(13.
Total number of votes cast, t>B2. Neces
sary to a choice, 455.
At 1 o'clock the second ballot was be
gun, and Alabama attempted to lead
the Bland stampede, but the next States
called did not take it up to any great
extent, largely adhering to their first
choice. Several of the largest delega
tions, however, asked to be passed for
the present, with the view of casting
deciding votes later.
When Rhode Island was called the
Chair said the Chairman of the Rhode
Island delegation had called upon him a
few moments ago and stated that his
delegation was compelled to leave to
take their train for home, but had au
thorized him, with the consent of the
convention, to cast their votes for Har
W. H. White, Chairman of the Wash
ington delegation, caused a little diver
sion in the monotony of the proceed
ings by standing on his chair and de
claring that the vote of Washington
was by the influ
ence of the gold bugs.
The Chairman cut him short by de
claring that debate was not in order.
It became evident that the Bland
movement was not a success, and Gov
ernor Stone of Missouri, who had with
held the vote of his State until the last,
got up and said that the Missouri dele
gation had no authority to present the
name of Mr. Bland for the nomination
for Vice-President, but if the conven
tion voted for him they did so on their
own responsibility. He then proceeded
to cast the vote of Missouri for other
At 1:42 o'clock the result of the sec
ond ballot was announced as follows:
Williams of Illinois 13, Clark 22. Pat
tison 1, Harrity 21, Bland 244, Will
iams of Massachusetts lb\ McLean 158,
Sewall 37. Sibley 113, absent or not
voting, 2."». Total vote cast, 670. Nec
essary to a choice, 450.
A third ballot was immediately or
dered, but before it had proceeded far
the Chairman said he thought it proper
to interrupt the balloting to introduce
Hon. Amos Cummings of the Tammany
Society, New York, who would read a
telegram which would be of interest.
Mr. Cummings then took the stage and
read the following dispatch from Mr.
Sibley, diated Pittsburg, to-day:
"Hon. Amos Cummings: Please do not
permit my name to be presented. I so
.nstructed my friends yesterday.
When Missouri was called Governor
Stone said: "Under instructions of the
majority of the delegation, Missouri
casts her thirty votes for Bland. This
was cheered, but the second attempt to
turn the convention over to Bland did
not make much further progress, Ar
thur Sewall running him close.
When New York again declined to
vote the people in the galleries, led by a
man at the back of the platform, raised
a yell, and a delegate from Minnesota
said the convention had been disturbed
all the morning in this way, and he
would ask that the Sergeant-at-Arms
be asked to employ sufficient force to
keep "this infernal mob" quiet.
The Chairman repeated his stereo
typed threat of clearing the gallery,
which caused comparative quiet until
Michigan changed her twenty-eight
\otes from Sewall to McLean, When
there was an outburst.
The result of the third ballot was an
nounced as: Pattison 1, Daniel <>, Bland
255, McLean 210, Sewall 97, Sibley 19,
William* of Massachusetts 15, Clark 22
— no choice.
It being evident by this time that the
ci nvention could not be stampeded to
Bland when the fourth ballot was start
ed Governor Stone of Missouri ad
dressed the convention. He said: "I de
sire on behalf of the Missouri delega
tion, and as a friend of Mr. Bland, to
express to you our grateful apprecia
tion of your kindness. I am now in re
ceipt of a telegram from Mr. Bland in
which he says substantially that he
would deem it unwise and impolitic to
nominate both candidates from the west
side of the Mississippi River. (Cheers.)
He desires me to say that the nomina
tion of Mr. Bryan has his warm and
he arty approval, and he thinks that the
nomination of Vice-Prestdentt should be
with one object alone in view—that is,
the strengthening of the ticket. Ac
cc rdingly he directs me to say that he
wishes his name to be withdrawn from
the consideration of the convention."
The fourth ballot was then begun. In
the course of the vote Mr. Fithian of
Illinois declared (out of order and amid
great confusion) that the convention
could not afford to nominate a man for
tbe Vice-Presidency who had announc
ed that he could not support one prin
ciple of the national platform—that in
favor of imposing an income tax. The
Chairman refused to allow any debate
during the vote and directed Mr. Fith
ian to take his seat.
The result of the fourth ballot was an
nounced as follows: Williams of Massa
chusetts 9, Clark 0. Harrity 11, Paul
son 1, Daniel 54, Sewall 261, McLean
296. Whole number of votes cast 078.
Absent or not voting 252. Necessary to
choice 452.
Before the fifth ballot was entered
upon the Chairman of the Ohio dele
gation made the following statement:
"The Ohio delegation has received two
telegrams from Mr. McLean. They
state substantially what I said this
morning, but that you may have the
exact words I will read what Mr. Mc-
Lean says. He speaks for himself, not
for the Ohio delegation: 'Any vote cast
for me is against my expressed wish
and against my authority. Please an
nounce this to the convention.'
"This is Mr. McLean: not the Ohio
delegation," added Mr. Stone.
Nevertheless, the effect of the tele
gram was felt in the next ballot. Louisi
ana and other States which had voted
for McLean changed to Sewall, and
when Wisconsin was reached sufficient
votes had been cast for Sewall to elect.
Nebraska immediately changed her 18
votes from McLean to Sewall. Ken
tucky followed and Ohio chipped in,
and a procession of State standards
started round the hall In honor of the
nominee. But there was no cheering.
The convention now having made its
(Continued on Fifth Page.)
Some Talk of Their Putting a National
Ticket in the Field,
In Opposition to the One Nominated by
the Chicago Convention.
Many Newspapers in the East and
South Which Have Hitherto Been
Democratic in Politics Refuse to
Support Bryan and Sewall—Lincoln
Citizens Preparing for a rtonster
Bryan Demonstration.
ROCHESTER (N. V.), July 11. —
Messrs. Whitney and Hill and party ar
rived in Buffalo at 8 o'clock this morn
ing and proceeded eastward.
They were quite as non-committal as
last night on the proposition whether
there would be a bolt. It is believed
that their silence is caused by the de
sire to know whether the Populists will
indorse the platform and ticket. If
they do there is some likelihood of a
gold convention, which will proclaim it
self the Democratic National Conven
tion on the ground that the last so
called one was controlled by Populists
and declared for their tenets.
If the Populists do not join the Demo
crats, then Hill and Whitney believe it
will be wise through a manifesto to say
to the people just what the Eastern
gold men believe will be the outcome of
the election.
CHICAGO, July 11.—After a confer
ence between the gold Democrats of Illi
nois and the committee sent from
Texas to represent the anti-silver senti
ment in that State, the following card
was issued:
"The undersigned, elected by the
Democratic Convention of Texas to at
tend the convention at Chtcago, to there
co-operate with any Democrats there
met together for the preservation of the
integrity of the Democratic party and
the perpetuation of its principles, heart
ily indorse the action of the Illinois
Democratic National Convention to
nominate candidates for President and
Vice-President and adopt a platform of
Democratic principles. (Signed) Rufus
Hardy, George Clark, E. S. Conner, E.
W. Helfy, D. C. Bolinger, G. A. Read."
The Chronicle says editorially: It is
necessary that the Democrats of the
United States should call another con
vention. The convention held at the
Coliseum has been controlled by the
foes of commerce, of labor, of sound
finance and of Democracy. It has no
claim to the title of "Democrat."
The duty devolves upon the Demo
cratic leaders who have been ignored,
reviled and scoffed at by the enemies of
Democracy in the Coliseum to issue a
call for a Democratic Convention. With
proper concert among leaders of De
mocracy in the vari«u3 States the pre
liminaries can be arranged at once, and
the convention can be held not later
than September Ist.
The Democrats of the country have
rot been represented at Chicago. They
have been delivered into the hands of
their enemies. They must meet and or
ganize against their toe.
Let another convention be called.
CHICAGO, July 11.—The Illinois anti
silver Democrats were left in the cold
by their Eastern brethren in their at
tempt to organize a movement for an
other convention to be held by the
"sound money" Democrats.
Many Democratic Newspapers Which
Have Bolted the Ticket.
BOSTON, July 11.—The "Globe"
(Dem.), speaking in warm terms of the
personal character and natural abilities
of the candidate for President, says:
The "Globe" is not prepared at this time
to support candidate Bryan. It does not
approve of the platform."
The "Herald" (Ind.) says: The Chi
cago convention has adopted a platform
which antagonizes the honesty and in
telligence of the American people, and
which if it should find expression on
the statute book would mean the de
basement of the currency, the prostra
tion of business and the degradation of
the national honor. On the other hand,
the Republican party has openly and
positively taken up its position for the
maintenance of the gold standard, and
has placed at the head of its ticket a
man who, measured from an honest
money point of view, is greatly safer
and sounder than tfie Democratic nomi
nee. Until the contest is decided our
voice shall be raised and our influence
given for the election of McKinley to the
MEMPHIS (Term), July 11.—The
"Evening Scimiter" declares it cannot
consistently support the Chicago ticket
and will not do so. It says it "does not
recognize as a Democratic National
Convention a body largely elected by
Populists, or not elected and seated by
the brute force of the majority."
NEW YORK, July 11.—Following the
"Sun" In its unequivocal bolt of the
Democratic nominee and platform, the
"Herald," "Times," "World" and
"Staats Zeitung" have announced their
repudiation of the Chicago platform
and candidates.
Other papers which have bolted are:
The Philadelphia "Record" and
"Times," the Baltimore "Sun" and
"Evening Time?," the Louisville "Cou
rier-Journal," "Post" and "Anzieger,"
the Richmond "Times," St. Paul
"Globe," Brooklyn "Eagle," Lewiston
(Maine) "Sun," and the Buffalo "Cou
HARVARD (Conn.), July 11.—The
"Times," the leading Democratic paper,
to-day bolts the Chicago platform.
NEW YORK, July 11.—The "Irish-
American," which has for nearly fifty
years upheld the Democratic party, re
pudiates the Chicago convention and its
BRIDGEPORT (Conn.), July 11.—The
"Evening Farmer," one of the oldest
Democratic papers in the State, an
nounces this evening its refusal to sup
pert the platform or the ticket named
at Chicago.
DAYTON (O.). July 11—The "Morn
ing Times," the leading daily paper of
this city, declines to support the Chi
cago platform.
The "Yolks Zeitung," the leading Ger
man paper of this county, and a Demo
cratic organ, also repudiates the Demo
cratic national platform and ticket.
LOUISVILLE. July 11.—The "Even
ing Post (Dem.) says that the ticket
named at Chicago will be beat, a as cer
tain as the sun shines to-,lay in old
Kentucky. SocosSloo, revolutionary tac
tics. Tlllmantara and free stiver can
never be the watchwords of Democracy.
TRENTON (N. J.), July 11.—The
"True American." the Democratic or
gan of New Jersey, is bitter in its com
ments cone-ruing the platform, and
will not support the men upon it.
SYRACUSE (N. V.), July 11—The
Syracuse "Courier." in an editorial to
day, declines to support Bryan on a
platform so undemocratic as that
adopted by the Chicago Convention.
A Monster Demonstration to be Held
at Lincoln, Nebraska.
LIXCOLX (Neb.), July 11.—It was
far into the morning when the demon
stration begun last night in honor of
nominee Bryan terminated. It was
noisy, tumultuous and with spirit ali
To-day preparations were begun on
a magnificent scale for a monster dem
onstration and reception to Bryan when
he returns home to Lincoln next week.
The affair will be strictly non-partisan,
and everybody, regardless of their po
litical aftiiiations, will be invited to par
ticipate. The promoters intend to spare
no effort to make the demonstration
surpass anything ever held in the State.
A meeting of citizens was held at the
Lincoln Hotel to-night for the purpose
of making the preliminary arrange
ments. A Committee on Arrangements,
one on finance and a Reception Com
mittee were named, composed of men of
all parties. It is the intention to ar
range for running in special excursion
trains from every point in the State.
The Democratic clubs of adjoining
States may be invited to come to Lin
coln and take part in the jubilee, and it
Is believed that there will be fully 20.
--000 strangers here on the day of the
demonstration, and nearly that many
in the parade. All business men of the
city will be asked to contribute and
everybody required to decorate their
hemes and places of business in honor
of Lincoln's most distinguished citizen.
Already the city is in gala attire, flags
and bunting floating everywhere, and
it is a very small business house
ir.deed which is not bedecked.
Mutual messages of congratulation
poured in and out of the city to-day in
a steady stream.
The political aspect of the nomination
is now receiving attention, and it is re
markable how the people in this city are
enthused, including Republicans and
all others.
It was given out at the Statehouse to
day that Governor Holcomb, who will
be one of the uelegates-at-large to
St. Louis, would go to that convention
pledged to work for the indorsement of
At the Populist County Convention
tn Lincoln to-day tho following resolu
tion was passed amid cheers:
"We heartily congratulate the country
In general and Lancaster County in par
ticular on the nomination by the Demo
cratic party of our illustrious fellow
citizen, William J. Bryan, for the ex
alted position of President of the United
States. His nomination is but a just
recognition of his worth and ability and
his work in the cause of the common
Speeches laudatory of Mr. Bryan and
indorsing his candidacy were made by
many delegates.
SEATTLE (Wash.), July 11.—The Se
attle "Evening News," a stanch Repub
lican organ, this afternoon declared in
favor of the national Democratic ticket.
Regarding Mr. Bryan, the "News" says:
"He fully represents the youth, vigor,
independence and inspiration of the
great West, toward which the star of
the empire has been moving for a cen
tury. He is ln touch with the indus
trial and producing classes, and the
platform on which he stands is as sig
nally lucid in its declaration of true
Democratic and Republican principles
as the bill of rights and as strenuous
for manhood and liberty as the emanci
pation proclamation. There can be no
doubt as to the duty of our citizens."
OGDEN (UtalrT, July 11.—The Ogden
"Standard, the first paper in the then
Territory of Utah to advocate the ob
literation of the Mormon and anti-Mor
mon factions in politics and the divid
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ones we sell for $15 are made right. Best French &
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WHOLE NO. 17,095.
ing upon national linos, and the paper
which gave birth to the State o coniza
tion when the division came, this morn
ing places the name of William J. Brv ;ui
at the head of its editorial column-,
and announces its allegiance to the
Democratic party.
gressman Peter J. Somen, who has
heretofore been a gold man, announces
his active support of Bryan The Pop
ulists in this city are enthusiastic in
their Indorsement of Bryan, and favor
his indorsement at St. Louis on July
Thinks the Selection of Bryan a Ju
dicious One.
ASHHVILLE (X. C>, July 11.—Tt la
doubtful if there is a man who is as
well pleased with the Democratic Pres
idential nomination or believes mora
strnogly that the convention was Judi
cious in naming Bryan as the standard
bearer than is Hon. Charles P. Crisp of
Georgia, now here.
"The nominee," he said, "is a man of
great ability, eanrestness and force of
character. During his first term in Con
gress, the fifty-second session, I ap
pointed him on the Ways and Means
Committee, knowing it is unusual U
apppoint a new member on that com
mittee. He had, however, been an
earnest advocate of tariff reform, and
came from the right section of tho
country. It was soon proven that no
mistake had been made in putting him
upon that important committee for in
that session he made a speech on the
subject tariff reform which gave him a
national reputation."
Mr. Crisp added that Mr. Bryan was
the brilliant representative of the young
Democracy, and he was confident of his»
election. Crisp said if elected his ad
ministration wouid be in every way suc
Gives Out a Statement Relative to the
Chicago .Nominations.
CLEVELAND, July .11—Hon. M. A.
Hanna, Chairman of the Republican
National Committee, authorizes the fol
lowing statement on the platform and:
Presidential nomination at Chicago:
"The nomination of ex-Congn-ssman
William J. Bryan of Nebraska at Chi
cago Friday afternoon was, I think,
simply a climax —a fitting one to such at
convention, controlled as it was by a
combination of the most radical and
revolutionary sentiment in politics. Tho
the surface the honest and patriotkS
purposes <>f all good and true citizens,
who think more of their country's honor
and integrity than party alliliations. it
will make this campaign one of serious
ness, because the questions involved are
the most important as affecting the in
terests of the country that have been
before the American people since thvj
Presidential campaign of IStlO. Tho
Chicago platform means revolution and
repudiation. My judgment is that party
lines will be broken up, to the great ad
vantage of the Republican party, which
will stand for all that is true ami Amer
ican in this issue."
Royal Northern Yacht Club Regatta.
LONDON, July 11.—A large fleet of
yachts and other craft assembled in
Rothsay Bay to-day to witness tho
yacht races of the Royal Northern
Yacht Club regatta. The starters in
the principal race were the German
Emperor's new yacht Meteor, the Prince
of Wales Britannia, A. B. Walker's
Ailsa and C. D. Rose* Satanita. The
wind was the merest zephyrs. Never
theless, the Meteor glided away from
the other boats soon after the start,
and they were easily beaten.
John Hays Hammond.
LONDON, July 11.—John Hays Ham
mond, the reform leader, who with Geo.
Farrer, Lionel Phillips and Colonel
Francis Rhodes, was recently set at lib
erty by the Transvaal Government upon
the payment of a fine of £25,000, arrived
here to-day with his wife and son. Mr.
Hammond has almost entirely recovered
his health. He will remain in London
for the present, and says he does not in
tend to return to the Cape for some
Receiver Appointed.
NEW YORK, July 11.—Watson B.
Dickerman has been appointed receiver
for the Marshall Basin Mining Com
pany at ~>7 Broadway, whose mines are
in Colorado, by Judge Lawrence of tho
Supreme Court. The company is capi
talized at $240,000, and has liabilities
of $21,000.

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