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To the Trade We have been of the belief since very early in the season, and later experience demonstrates the soundness of the position assumed, that DEALERS, in our line of merchandising-, within the territory solicited by us, would more than ordinarily appreciate the opportunity of frequent selection from a near-by stock, which, notwithstanding various adverse trade conditions, would be maintained complete throughout all departments, abreast of the market as to assort ment, prices, terms, and meeting- all the requirements of the largest trade. We offer all of this, with the warrant that no better prices or larger proportionate assortments may be found in any market. WE SOLICIT PERSONAL INSPECTION, and give to mail and road orders the promptest attention. MURHPY, HIBBEN & CO 93 to 99 South Meridian Street, (WHOLESALE EXCLUSIVELY.) Big Route INCINNATI XCURSION 9 1896. ROUND TRIP Special train leaves Indianapolis Union Station 7:30 a. m., returning leaves Central Union Station, Cincinnati, at 7 p. m., same day. Soecial Features: Shoot the chutes at the Lagoon, Coney Island, 100 wild Sioux In dians at the Zoological Gardens, Chester Park. II. M. BRONSON, A. G. P. A. BEST LINE TO CINCINNATI Dayton, Toledo and Detroit. LEAVE INDIANAPOLIS. Cincinnati Vestibule, daily 3:40 am Cincinnati Fast Mail, daily g:io am Cincinnati, Dayton, Toledo and Detroit Express, except Sunday . ..10:45 am Cincinnati Fast Express, daily 2:45 pm Ctackinati Vestibule, dally 4:45 pm Clncli.natl, Dayton, Toledo and Detroit, dally 7:05 pm ARRIVE INDIANAPOLIS. 12:30 am; 6:50 am; 11:45 am; 3:35 pm; 7:50 pm; 10:55 pm.' For further lnfonnatlon call at No. 2 West Washington street. Union Station or No. 134 B. Illinois St. GEO. W. HAYLER, D. P. A. TVIOINOIN ROUTE Leulf Tille, New Albany A Chicago Railway. 1 SHORTEST LIKE TO CHICAGO THE WEST AND NORTHWEST Ptillmart Vestibule Train Service. Tmlrjgt-f.ily nt 7.00 a. m.,3.45 p. m. ami 1!A0 nigtic A'. r:e 4 tii ago 1 V.30 p. in., 8.20 p. in. and I.Si a. in. Leave Chicago dally 2.45 a. in., 10.4s a. in. and 8.39 f . m. Arrive ItidlanapolU 8.00 a.m., 4.35 p. m. and 3. 25 a. m. Cblcago Sleeper at west end tnion Station, ready ll:30. Ucialled Information at Cnlon Station and 2 West VI atliiugton btrei't- iKO. V. liAVLtK, 1). 1. A. TO REGULATE PRICES. Organization ot n Wholesale Liquor Dealer Association. CLEVELAND. O., Sept. 1. The "Na tional Wholesale Liquor Dealers' Associa tion of America" has been formed here as the result of a convention of liquor deal ers representing various sections of tho country. The object Is mutual protection. A constitution waj adopted and the fol lowing officers elected: President. E. L. Snyrter, of New York; vice presidents, W. L. Einstein, of Cleveland, and W. E. Brod erlelt, of Baltimore; treasurer, W. A. Sell rer, of St. Louis; secretary. W. G. Ross, of New York. A committee of twenty-one members was appointed, which will form the board of control, which can be called to meet by a third of Us members. It will practically control the affairs of the asso ciation so .far as the regulation of prices is concerned. Two Children Horned to Death. LAWRKNCEBURG. Ky.. Sept. L Mi chael Gray, aged sixieen, and Ernest, a baby, children of John Gray, merchant tailor, who came here from Cincinnati a few years ago, were burned to death in their residence eariy this morning. By ex traordinary efforts Mr. and Mrs. Gray and the two other children were saved. Mrs. flrnv i in n. critical condition. The family eeupied rooms in the Hanks block, which 1 w tiu-&'fcU causing a fl2,00o loss. 1 to 3L e Delegates . . To tho NATIONAL DE310 CRATIC CONVENTION will receive a cordial welcome at x. i. ci iTrari tzit CIGAR STORE 56 West Keslilngton Street. SOMERBY'S SOCIETY. Biennial Senslon of the Supreme Com. lamiUery of tie Iron Hall. DETROIT, Mich., Sept. l.-The biennial session of the Supreme Commandery of the older of the Iron Hall began at the Hotel Cadillac to-day with some forty delegates present from various States. They were welcomed by Mayor Pingree and the Rev. Morgaa Wood. These and other speakers commended the progress of the new asso ciation, which is organized and chartered under the Maryland insurance laws, which, it is claimed, secures it against such col lapse as ruined the old Iron Hall. This afternoon a reception was tendered to F. D. Somerby, supreme president of the orig inal and the present society. The biennial banquet will be enjoyed to-night and ac tual business be begun to-morrow. POWDER MILLS BLOWN UP. Part of the Equitable Plant Destroyed and Three Live Lost. ALTON, 111., Sept. 1. Part of the Equi table Powder Company's plant, four and a half miles east of Alton, blew up shortly before 3 o'clock this morning. Three peo ple lost their lives. The works took fire and the big storehouse was In imminent danger for a time. The ehock of the ex plosion was felt for twenty miles, and East Alton and Upper Alton buildings were damaged. In Alton many people thought there had been an earthquake. The names of the killed are: Henry Rogers, Thomas Keffer and William Rettgers. A second ex. plosion of less intensity followed the first one. TOO MUCH "MOUNTAIN DEW." Four Kentucklans Killed and Two Others Seriously Wounded. I SERGENT, Ky., Sept. 1. Reliable infor mation has just been received here from a remote section In Magoffin county, west of Salyorsville, of a terrible hand-to-hand fight between two desperate factions, in which four men were killed outright and two others seriously, if not fatally, wounded. It Is said to have been the re sult of a "mountain dew" spree and a game of cards on the roadside. The Hon. C. C. Craft, formerly of this county, and surveyor of Magoffiu, brought the news here, though he was unable to give any names or further particulars of the bloody fight. LOOTED BY ITS OWNERS. Sate of an Italian Bank at Brooklyn Found Open, but Empty. NEW YORK, Sept. 1. The Banca Babu lez, local ed in Brooklyn, and operated by Pietr Gallo & Son. Is closed, the proprie tors having left the place. A baker whose place of business is across the street from the bank said that he saw some persons working in the bank office until 4 o'clock this morning. To-day the keys of the building were handed to the police, and when the building was opened it was found that the safe was open, but empty. It was asserted by Italians that the deposits amounted to $50,000. THIEVES AT ONTONAGON. Militia Sent to the Fire-Swept Town to Guard Supplies. CALUMET, Mich., Sept. 1. Colonel Ly ons and a company of picked men from the Fifth Regiment left this morning for On tonagon, wlere they will guard the sup plies that are pouring in for the victims of last Tuesday's conflagration. Hundreds of thieves have Hocked there from Dulutn and other points and the officers of the law have been unable to sa;e the warehouse from being plundered by these vultures. BRAGG .AKD BUCKKER THE WISCONSIN AND KENTUCKY GENERALS IN THE LEAD. While Others Are Mentioned for the Nominations, There Is Not a Healthy Boom Except for These Two. FLORIDA WANTS CLEVELAND AND WILL PLACE HIM IN NOMINA TION TO-MORROW MORNING. Opposition to Him on the Ground that He Has Said Nothing Favoring: the Present Movement. CARLISLE, VILAS AND MORTON ALL DECLARED TO BE NOT EVEN POSSIBLE DARK HORSES. Vilas Says He Will Support Brasif, but Has Said Nothing: that Puts un End to His Own Boom. Bragg and Buckner Is a fairly safe ticket to bet on as the outcome of Thursday's balloting. It will not be done oh the first ballot and possibly not on the second, but the men who have been the closest in touch with the movement throughout the country believe that it will come about sooner or later. This was the ticket gen erally talked of when the national commit tee met here early in August, and though other booms in considerable numbers have risen and fallen since that time, this one has retained its vitality and is a little stronger now than it has been heretofore. ideal combination, with two of the bravest 1 generals of the war, who fought on oppos ing sides, to head the ticket. Both are men of spotless personal reputation and of clean public records. The only note of criticism comes in the fact that General Bragg, several years ago, believed that sil ver could be maintained at a parity with gold on a free-coinage basis, but he has lots of company among the men who com pose this convention who thought the same thing before the tendency of modern com merce toward the single standard had be come so marked. On this particular point the name of Vilas has the advantage, for the Senator has always been straight on this question. Henry Watterson suffers from the same trouble, for a dozen years atro the Courier-Journal was talking for silver, and though the editorials were writ ten by a wicked employe, they had to be approved by Mr. Watterson before they went into the paper and he .generally, credited with having held those senti ments. The Watterson boom got some ac cessions yesterday, as scattering delega tions came in with Watterson enthusiasts among them. A little boom was launched yesterday for 3en. John C. Black, of Illinois, Pension Commissioner during Cleveland's first ad ministration. General Black was nominat ed .for Governor of Illinois by the sound money Democrats a few days ago and It is iot likely that his friends in that State will make much of an effort to get this nomination for him. Yesterday morning some of the Minnesota delegates created a diversion by declaring for Carlisle, but the movehient did not take very well from the fact that Secretary Carlisle's desire to be left out of consideration was pretty thor oughly understood. The delegates to the convention stood about In groups all day yesterday, discuss ing the political situation, the availability of candidates, the platform to be adopted, the advisability of making this organiza tion permanent and other kindred ques tions, but little of a definite character has crystallized. The suggestion of Watterson for President, which seemed to be in high favor Monday, seems to have gained no, ground yesterday. The Kentucky delegation is pledged to Buckner for Vice President, and the sentiment seems to te drifting back to the original ticket suggested at Chicago Bragg f.nd Buckner. The Florida delega tion to-day shook hands across the conti nent with far-off Washington, in the person of Hugh Wallace, who last night launched the Cleveland boom, but the President's friend.-? in the intervening States set their faces strongly against all such suggestions. Other names put forward are Secretary J. Sterling Morton, Secretary Carlisle, Gen. John C. Black of Illinois. Senator Vl'as, Senator Palmer, ex-Congressman Outh walte, and there is still some talk of Sena tor Gray of Delaware, despits his firm re fusal. Gen. Charles Tracey of New York, the Delaware delegation. Controller Eckels and other3 cling to. Vilas, but the Wisconsin Senator insists that the Badger State is for Bragg and that he does not desire the honor. The Illinois delegates say that the nomination of General Black would inter fere with their local canvass, as they have nominated General Black for Governor. David Lawler, of Minnesota, is for Secre tary Carlisle. The Kentucklan's name is received with favor, but there is an under current of opinion that the nomination of any one connected with the administration wculd be unwise. The Eastern delegates as a rule are tak ing no hand in the selection of the candi dates. They say they are willing to let the prevailing sentiment in the Central, Middle; Western and border States, where tho main battle ground is, govern in this matter. Aside from the general question as to how far the platform should go beyond a renun ciation of the Chicago platform and a strong financial declaration, a contest is likely to be precipitated over the question cf Incorporating in it an indorsement of the principle of an income tax and a declara tion in favor of the retirement of the green tacks, coupled with the establishment of o new federal banking system. There has been considerable discussion also as to the form of the financial declaration, the di vergence of opinion being as to whether the plank should declare for the gold stan dard, with or without a declaration for the bimetallic standard by international agree ment. The money pianks of most of the gold Democratic conventions are being ex amined closely, with a view to reaching a consensus of opinions. The demand for a single declaration for the maintenance of the gold standard comes principally from the East, but has strong supporters like Vilas in the West. When Governor Flower arrlved,yesterday afternoon he started a boom for Mr. Bynum that sailed along right swimmingly until Mr. Bynum himself became aware of its existence and quietly did what he could Its existence and quietly did what he could The rise of these various booms has ap parently had little or no effect upon the Bragg and Buckner combination. The strength of this boom lies in the States of the middle West and the South, partieular lv the latter section, and the development of the fact that the ticket nominated here may be able to carry three or four of the Southern States has caused a great deal of deference to the wishes of that section In making up the ticket. The Southerners ar almost unanimous In the idea that a Northern man should head the ticket, with Buckner in second place. The delegates from the far West and those from the in regard to the nomination. They feel that in their States the third ticket not particularly essential. The West is likely to go for silver and the East for sound money. They therefore came here to learn what was most satisfactory to the Demo crats of the doubtful States and to help make it unanimous. Their inquiries resulted in the general opinion that the ticket most likely to carry strength in the States of the South and middle West was Bragg and Buckner; and, while none of the Eastern or Western States took formal action in regard to candidates last evening, the almost universal intention, as developed by talks among the leaders of the delegations, was to vote for Bragg and Buckner. TO DROP BRAGG. Discovered that He Was for Free Sil ver In 1893. One of the sharp surprises of politics de veloped last night and became known early this morning, when It was ascer tained that a number of the prominent leaders decided to drop1 General Bragg if possible, and an effort will be made to-day to turn the tide, which at 11 o'clock last night seemed certain to carry the nomina tion to the Wisconsin man. These leaders have been warm supporters of General Bragg, but it came to them last night that General Bragg had been a free silver man no longer ago than 1S93, and had written a letter that year embodying his views. These men made an effort late last night to secure Mr. Vilas as a candidate, and there is no doubt but what Mr. Vilas would be chosen if a fight were made for him. He is unwilling to have his name used while Wisconsin adheres to the can didacy of General Bragg. It Is not unlikely that this newly de veloped opposition to Bragg will center (Continued (in Third Page.) BRYAN, DO YOU HEAR? VERMONT ANSWER 3 YOUR APPEAL TO DISHONOR THE NATION. In Thunderous Tones the Green Hill State Condemns Silverism, Anarch ism and Repudiation. GREAT REPUBLICAN VICTORY FOI'OCRACY BURIED UNDER AN AV ALANCHE OF VOTES. Joslah Grout Elected Governor by the Greatest Majority Ever Given a. Candidate in the State. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, Vt.. Sept. I. The Republicans of Vermont to-day won the greatest vict ory ever won In this .State by electing theiricket by a majority of nearly 40,000. Never before In the history of the Green Mountain State was so much interest manifested In the outcome of a State election as has been shown this year, and the result was a heavy vote. The financial question was about the only issue discussed ire the campaign. Both the Demo cratic and Republican conventions declared for the gold standard, but the Democratic nominee, after the Chicago convention, jumped off his platform and espoused the cause of Bryan and silver. Thus the issue was squarely between silver, as repre sented by the Democratic candidate, and sound money, as advocated by Mr. Grout and his running mates on the Republican ticket, and, as stated, sound money won by an overwhelming vote. Returns from the distant towns are as usual rather slow in coming in, but all sec tions of the State show substantial Repub lican gains and indicate that the ma jority for the Republicans will be fully 39,000. This is the largest majority ever given for a Governor in this State, the nearest approach to it being in 1SS8, when the majority was 27,618. In 1802 the Repub lican majority was 1,667, while in 1S90 it was but 14,162. The Republican leaders to night claim that the majority in this elec tion may reach nearly 40,000. H. Henry Powers, the Republican con gressional candidate in the First district, and Wm. M. Grout, in the Second, are both re-elected by Increased majorities, and the State Senate and House are in the ccntrol of the Republicans by practically the same majority as two years ago. The ticket elected follows: Governor, Josiah Grout, of Derby; Lieutenant Gov ernor, Nelson W. Fisk, of Isle La Motte; State Treasurer, Henry F. Field, of Rut land; Secretary of State, Chauncey W. Brownell, of Burlington; State Auditor, Franklin D. Hale, of Lunenburg; Congress man from First district, II. Henry Powers, of Morrisville; Congressman from Second district, Wm. M. Grout, of Barton. The returns from the first ten towns in the State showed a' Republican gain of 760 over four years ago and a Democratic loss of 274. Returns from forty towns gave a Republican gain over four years ago of 2.9S4 and a Democratic loss of 1,335. This included Brattleboro, which gave a Repub lican gain of 649 and a Democratic loss of ISO, and Randolph, a Republican gain of 195 and a Democratic loss of 100. As the night advanced the Republican gains kept increasing. At midnight returns from 171 towns showed a majority of 31,066 Tor the Republicans, a Republican gain, of II. 810 and a Democratic loss of 3.C73. mak ing a net Republican gain of 13,573 o ;r 1S92. . May Reach 30,000. ST. ALBANS, Vt.. Sept. 1. Chairman Merrill, of the Republican State commit tee, has issued a final bulletin for 230 out of 215 towns, giving a Republican majority of 37,824. The remaining towns In lSt4 gave a Republican majority of 1.1S1, and with this majority added Mr. Merrill figures a majority of 39,000 for the head cf the ticket. Bryan Had NothlnK to Say. COLUMBUS, O., Sept. l.-When shown the bulletins from Vermont received up to 10 o'clock, when he retired, Mr. Bryan de clined to be Interviewed. MR. CARLISLE'S PLAM WILL BE PRESENTED TO THE CON VENTION BY MR. LAMB, OF BOSTON. Demands Retirement of Leeal-Tender Notes or Change In System of Redemption and Issue. ELASTIC BANKING CURRENCY CHANGE OF EXISTING LAWS TO MEET DEMANDS OF COMMERCE. Gold Standard Not the Cause, but the Victim of the Unsatisfactory Financial Conditions. THE INCOME-TAX SENTIMENT DELEGATES AND STATES VERY MUCH DIVIDED ON IT. Some Favor Constitutional Amend ment That Would Make Such u Tux Possible New York Opposed. The Massachusetts delegation held a meeting yesterday at which considerable enthusiasm was manifested. There was some talk about candidates, but no conclu sion was reached, and a committee of five was authorized, with Chairman Butler at Its head, to canvass the situation with other State delegations and determine the best course to pursue. It was decided that in case there was a probability of more than one ballot that a complimentary vote should be cast for the Secretary of the Treasury. In case there seemed to be probability that the convention will agree upon a candidate upon the first ballot the Massachusetts delegation will not cast a complimentary vote, but vote for the can didate the gold Democrats intend to sup port. Henry E. Lamb, a member of the com mittee on resolutions, was instructed to ask for the Incorporation of a plank in the platform indorsing international arbitra tion. A currency plank, offered by Charles A. Conant, was adopted and Mr. Lamb au thorized to present it to the committee. This plank Is one which has received the Indorsement of the Treasury Department, and contains suggestions by Secretary Car lislei and is largely on the line which he has advocated before the finance commit tees in Congress. It is as follows: "We recognize the fact that the existing currency system of the United States, cre ated in a period of national stress, Is not based upon sound and scientific principles and requires serious revision to adapt it to the needs of. commerce and production. "The tendency of the system of govern mcnt paper money and national bank notes based upon bonded security has been to re strict circulation where it was neded; to ac cumulate idle capital in a few centers; to subject the rate of interest to unjust fluc--tuations and radical inequalities in different sections; to restrict enterprise and cripple industry; to make currency scarce In times of business activity and redundantly plen tiful in times and places where it was not neded and at such times to exyel the sur plus in the form of gold, the money of' in ternational exchange. The gold standard has not been the cause, but the victim of these conditions. The banks also have been the victims of laws not of their making, the result of war necessities, and have in curred unmerited hostility because they have been prevented by these laws from rendering the services to agriculture. In dustry and commerce which should be their legitimate and natural functions under a proper currency system. "We believe that the protection of the public credit against the results of agita tion for the debasement of the metallic standard has been rendered doubly difficult by the defective character of our paper currency. The gold standard has borne the odium of events for which It is not re sponsible, and which should be directed against the vicious policy of government paper currency, subject to perpetual re Issue. The sale of bonds for gold on four occasions during the last three years has been due to the fact that the existing cur rency system has thrown upon the treas ury an obligation which should b3 imposed by law upon the banks. This system of legal-tender paper has brought discredit and suffering to every people who have re sorted to it .and has been discarded by every civilized state which has sought to place its currency upon a sound and scien tific basis. t "We demand, therefol-e, that the initial steps be taken for the withdrawal from circulation of the legal-tender notes, or for a change of the existing system of redemp tion and reissue. "And we demantl. In order that there may be no improper contraction of the currencv and ttiat it may le capable of ready adjustment to the demands of busi ness, that the present banking laws be so modified as to interpose no obstacle to the creation of an elastic banking currency, subject to such control as shall Insure uni formity, security and redemption in stand ard coin on demand." A general canvass of the delegates last night on the question of including a decla ration in favor of bimetallism by interna tional agreement in the platform shows an apparently large sentiment aguinst any al lusion to an international agreement. There are a few delegates who favor such a declaration, but they appear to be in a very decided minority. The majority favor a straight declaration for the maintenance of the gold standard, but many of them desire it to be included in a declaration in favor of the largest use of silver con sistent with the maintenance of the parity with gold. INCOME TAX AND GREENBACKS. Missouri Man Favors the Tax Mr. Eckels Wants Greenbacks Retired. Mr. Krauthoff, of Missouri, was very active yesterday in pushing his propagan da for a plank favoring a constitutional amendment looking toward an Income tax. "I think you are mistaken," said he, "in your opinion that the Eastern men, as a rule, will oppose this. Charles S. Fair child has given me advice and active as sistance in the matter and is anxious to see it go through. He is a fair repre sentative, I think, of Eastern sentiment in this convention. Furthermore, while Pres ident Cleveland has not been approached by me upon this particular proposition, it is well known that he favors an income tax. The law as It was written would have cost me about $250 a year, but I am for It because I believe it Is right. One ofthe chief functions of government is to protect property and to protect us all In the pursuit of wealth and happiness. Property very properly stands its burden of local taxation, and it is only right that the citizens under a national government should help to sustain it In proportion to their ability and to the protection they get from it." Controller Eckels talked Interestingly upon this and greenbacks at the Butts House yesterday. "I cannot say." said he, "what the views of the Presidoitt are. It seems to me that the proposition, as ex plained this morning, is a good ways off from accomplishment. I do not think it is good, and I am against it. We should not put In this platform anything simply for the purpose of catching votes. We ought to say what we think this trip: it is the first chance we have had to do so for a good while." , , , "Do you think there will be a plank de manding the retirement of the green backs?" was asked. "I should suppose there would be. It has been In most of the State platforms adopted during the last two weeks, and It would certainly seem peculiar if this matter, which is the chief cause of our difficulties, should be passed over in cil ence. New York. Massachusetts. Illinois, and. in fact, nearly all the stronger States, have In their platforms planks demanding the retirement of the greenbacks, and I presume this convention will also have one. There is no lack of money in the country. It is usually found that those countries complaining of a lack of currency or bank ing facilities have their real trouble in a lack of capital and credit. Emory Storrs described the situation very well in a story In which he said he went the rounds of the banks in Chicago endeavoring to bor row some monev. They all told him they would be willing to lend it if he could put up satisfactory collateral. He came to the conclusion that what this country needed was not more money, but more collateral. "We have now the opportunity to outline a straight and sincere financial policy. Our financial system is not very well un derstood by the public at large. In our politics during this generation we have been dealing with the tariff, reconstruction and questions growing out of the war and have not before had the opportunity of .taking up the financial question apart from these other matters." A FLORIDA MAN'S WANTS. Would Break the '-Endless Chain" and Reduce Pensions Onc-Hnlf. L. L. J. Neuwenkamp, of Lakeland, Fla., Is not a delegate to th convention, but he is here as an interested ppectatcr. He has seme advanced views on the subject of the sound-money movement among the Demo crats, and his views have leen incorporated In a platform which he will have presented to the convention. A synopsis of the plat form Is as follows; "We heartily Indorse the financial policy and the administration of Grover Cleve land, which have thus far preserved the stability of the currency and saved this country from serious financial disturbances and from all dangers of foreign wars, in both of which a majority of the members of the two houses of Congress would fain have entangled us. "We declare ourselves In favor of honest money and are opposed to inflation and fiat n oney. "Wo are strongly opposed to any further crinage of silver, except for the use of sub sidiary or minor coins, in which relation only, Its intrinsic or actual value being of but little consequence, its parity with the gold standard can be sufficiently main tained. '.'We recommnd the retir?ment of all fic titious, or flat, money now In circulation, by the Issue of interest-bearing bonds. As such should bo retired all legal-tender and treasury notes, as far as they are not se cured by their equivalent In gold coin, held as reserve in the treu3ury vault3, and about 50 per cent, of all the outstanding silver certificates now secured by the half of their face value and stored away in silver coin in the treasury vaults. "We recommend the adoption of a sound and strict system of economy in the administration and expenditure of the peo ple's money, and, especially as such, an im mediate reduction of about 50 per cent, in the present so fr;.uculent pension list. "We recommend a tariff for revenue only as an unavoidable evil, but only to be used md employed for the just and economically administered expenditures of the national government. "We recommend the election of United States Senators direct by the people from citizens specially ejualified to such distinc tion by the payment of at least $100 yeany taxes on real property, such a distinguished fcodv of men to take the places of the unde. sirable element sent there of late years to such a great extent by the State legisla tures." On the silver question Mr. Neuwenkamp would have nothing more said than he has said. He regards the subject as one which has been forced into public consideration, and while the general subject of finance Is thought to be of much Importance, h considers the silver question as unworthy cf more than a passing thought. The Flori da delegation has copies ,of the platform, but has not indorsed.it. though members of the delegation are inclined to agree with Mr. Neuwenkamp on mcst point. W.- A. Nlblack, of Lake City, Fla., a dele gate to the convention, says he would like to see the platform of the Democratic party adopted in 1S92 indorsed by the pres ent convention. "There ought to be some modifications." he said, "to meet the revo lutionary utterances of the Chicago plat form, but. In a general way, that platform was the platform of the true Democracy and would meet the approval of the true Democrats of to-day." Judge H. F. Sharon, of Florida, was chairman of the committee on resolutions of the sound-money convention of his State, upon which very strong resolutions the delegates to the convention in this city stand. "I like tho ring of the platform of 1SS2," he said to the Journal at the Grand Hotel yesterday. "There are some points on which the platform might be made stronger. I think the platform which we adopt ought to strongly censure the revolutionary assertions of the Chicago platform in regard to the Supreme Court and we ought to unequivocally Indorse the administration of Cleveland." In his ad dressbefore the Jacksonville convention Judge Sharon said that there are 23.00U.OOO workingmen in the -country crying out against being assassinated with a silver stiletto or being burled In a sliver casket. OREGON'S STRONG PLANK. Indorses the Republican Financial Plunk and Berates Populism. Hon. Zera Snow, the first delegate to ar rive from Oregon, registered at the Grand yesterday afternoon. "We held our con vention at Portland over a week ago and on very short notice, but it was one of the largest ever held in the State and had a strong determination to carry out the "ork for which it was called. Tho 'ouvention decided unanimously that a thorough State organization should be made and that dele gates to this convention should be selected and Instructed to come here to support the placing of a national ticket in the field. We are organizing on the Pacific eost for the purpose of freeing the West from the Influence of Populism and Bryanism, for the purpese of holding the Democratic party together at present and for Its future salvation. We adopted a clear-cut plat form, which will be offered for what it is worth to this convention. A preamble to the resolutions declares against the Chlca co platform and expresses the sentiment that it is the duty of every citizen to cast his vote as he thinks best for the welfare of the country. The financial plank Is as follows: " 'We are In favor of the use of both gold and silver as money upon secure lines, but not otherwise. The ratio of commercial value between gold and silver is now ub'ut 32 to J; the C'tilcago convention has tle clared for the free and unlimited coinage of si.ver at the ratio of 16 to 1. We believe that the. admission of silver to unrestricted coinage at the ratio of 16 to 1 by tho United States, particularly without like action on the part of the other great na tions, must impair our foreign trade, result In a debased currency at home and bring the most disastrous consequences upon our country. " "We oppose all forms of flat money and consider its retirement from circu atlun. t-s recommended by the present administra tion, indispensable to a stable currency.' "The p.;itform ehM-lares that an inde pendent juetitiary is th bulwark of the lib erties of the people, and views with alarm the threat contained in th Chicago plat form to visit the court (Supreme Court) with punishment because of its recent d. chion on the soundncsH of the Income tax law. The resolutions further heartily In dorse the administration of President Cleveland and approve the financial plank of the Republican platform." Mr. Snow says th full Oreiron delegation will be present at the convention. All hut three of the uelegates arrived yesterday atiernoon and the three- tame later in the evening. Mr. Snotv- agrees with the dele gates from Washington that the honest money movement among the Democrats will result in Bryan Ketting not a slufi electoral vote on tho I'acllic coast. TO-DAY'S PROGRAMME CONVENTION WILL MEET AT NOON AND HEAR FLOWER'S ADDRESS. After Naming Committee on Rules It Will Adjourn liitll o'clock, When It Will Organise. CROWDS AT UNION STATION NEW YORK DELEGATION HAKES A, FINE SHOW IN PARADE. Father of Amelie Rives Chanlcr One of Virginia's Deleicates, and a Man of the Old School. FLORIDA'S GOLD ALLIGATOR IT IS HARMLESS, BUT SHOWS T11I3 FEELING IN THE STATE. Alabama Has Strong; Sound-.Mouey. Sentiment, nnd May Choose Na tional Electors. The National Committee. There will be a meeting of the Demo cratic national committee at Rooms 38 and 29 Grand Hotel at 9:30 this morning. JOHN M. PALMIER. Chairman. JOHN R. WILSON, Secretary. To-Day's Programme. Last evening a conference was held at the room of Senator Vilas, at the Denlaon, attended by the Senator, Chairman Bynum, of the executive committee, Chairman Palmer, of the national committee. Hugh Wallace and other leaders. It was the in tention to informally talk over the plat form, but there were so many Interruptions th tt the conference confined itself to fixing ot t the programme for to-day. This waa agreed upon as follows: Tho convention will be calleil to order by General Palmer at 12 o'clock. General Palmer will make a brief speech and Intro duce the temporary chairman, ex-Governor Flower. Secretary Wilson, of the national committee, will be made temporary secre tary of the convention. After the address of Governor Flower a resolution will be passed providing for four ccunmltteee upon rules, organisation, credentials and resolu tions. The roll of States w'U then be called In order that the members of these com mittees may be reported to the convention. A resolution will be offered referring all resolutions to the committee unread, and an adjournment will be taken to 4 o'clock. Upon reconvening, the permanent organi zation, with Senator CaTery In the chair, will be Installed, and the convention will listen to Senator Cafferv's speech. Thus all the preliminaries will be got out of tho way to-elay, and when the convention meets again, at 11 o'clock to-morrow, the plat form can be taken up at once ami the nom inations made immediately thereafter. THE COMMITTEES. State Delegation MeetlnKs Surprising In Attendance. The meetings of the State delegations yesterday afternoon and last night to make appointments of convention committees and delect members of the national committer were so heavily attended as to causo sur prise, very few of the delegates falling to particlpata in the proceedings. Only about half of the States helel these conferences, the others having set an hour this morning in which to make their selections. Florida, Maryland and Beveral other States decided ( to adopt the unit rule in the convention, and where their vote is cast for President or Vice President it will be solid. New York did not agree to this rule. In a few Instances informal polls were taken as to presidential preferences. The selections for the Important resolutions committee and members of the national committee, so far as completed yesterday, are as follows: Committee on Resolutions. Colorado 'Lewis Sperry. Delaware L. A. Bertolette. s Florida Senator Thomas A. Darby. Illinois James E. Kckles. Indiana John C. Robinson. Iowa W. J. Babb. Kansas W. H. Itosslngton. I joulsiana E. H. Farrar. Maine C. Vey Holman. Maryland Phillip De Laird. Massachusetts Henry W. Lamb. Minnesota Thos C. Kurtz. Missouri Francis M. Black. Nebraska Albert Watkins. New Hampshire A. S. Batchellor. New Mexico W. B. Chllders. New York Henry A. Richmond. Oregon C. E. S. Wood. Ten ne-ssee Edmund Cooper. Virginia Joseph Bryan. Vermont Wells Valentine. Wisconsin Wm. V. Vilas. National Committee. Connecticut Joel A.' Sperry. Delaware John S. Ronselle. Florida D. G. Ambler. Iowa L. M. Martin. Iouisiana M. R. Spelman. '; Maine C. Vey Holman. Maryland W. A. Plnkney Whyte. ', Massachusetts Nathan Matthews. Minnesota F. W. McCutcheon. Missouri L. C. Krauthoff. Nebraska Euclid Martin. New ) larnpshire Gordon Woodbury, ' New Mexico W. B. Childera. New York ('has. Tracey. Tennessee Michael Savage. Vermont W. II. Creamer. ; Wisconsin Collls B. l.'nher. The other committee selections, together wiih officers of the delegations, an far aa named, are as follows: Florida. Commlttef man D. G. Ambler. Chairman Gen. J. 11. Wall. Vice President H. K. Sharron. Credentials E. W. Coddingtonv Resolutions T. A. Darby. Rules John L. Inglls. Secretary H. H. Huckman. Notification Arthur Meigs. , Georgia. Committeeman Col. Thomas F. Corrlgan, of Atlanta. Credentials Col. B. F. Jones, of Valdouc. Vice President Col. D. B. Hamilton, Pf Rome. , Kansas. Chairman Thomas P. Fenlon. Vice chairman S.i m Kimble. Rules Edward Carroll. Credentlalis C. K. Jlnlett. Secretary C. C. Vandiven. Louisiana. Committeeman M. R. Spellman. Chairman Charles Janvier. Vice PreideiitGn. T. M. MUer. v Rule R H. Randolph. Credentials Fergus Kernan. Iowa. V'ce President John Eiboeck. Ru;eS. H. Mallory. ( " re d o n t la 1 a H e n r y Vo 1 1 me r . Seer Mary Senator R. Honson. Notification L. M. Martin. Maryland. Chairman Wldlavn Carroll Bruce. Vice President J. C. Hond. Notification-1). M. Miller. Credential) O. A. Klrkland.