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THE INDIANAPOLIS JOURNAL, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2. ISUG.
Maine. Chairman William H. Clifford. Vice President E. C. Jordan. Secretary W. II. Gardener. Permanent Organization It. E. Hersom. Rules Josiah Chase. Credentials R. L). Woodman. . Massachusetts. Chairman Sigourney Butler. Vice President Eben S. Stevens. Secretary Daniel F. Iehan. Vice President of Convention William L. Douglass. Credentials Godfrey Morse. Organization Henry U. Little. Rules Charles A. Conant. To Notify President Leander Sprague. To Notify ice President Harry Doug lass. Sr. r?tar.v of Convention John C. Lane. C .i .r li. arers Charles II. Cole. Jr., Johu J. i(;)Knd. George W. Wheelwright, jr. 1 . . Minnesota. '0ce.Tresident John Ludwig. ' B.'Jti. P. IJ. Gorman, .i"; Credentials Errest Sehraeder. Notification of President W. A. Lancas ter. Notification of Vice President D. F. Pee bles. Permanent Organization E. p. Alexp.n der. - " Missouri. Vice President Simon Kennard. Credentials S. C. Woodson. - Resolutions Judge F. M. Black. Order of Business George Robertson. Nebraska. Chairman of Delegation C. S. Montgom ery. Notification Dr. Glover, of Arlington. Credentials R. It. MacMulIen. Permanent Organization Mr. Proudtit. New Mexico. Chairman J. W. SchofieM. Credentials Andrew Johnston. Permanent Organization W. E. Dame. Tennessee. Chairman George Ochs. ' Vice President-S. K. Latta. Credentials Tully R. Cornick. Secretary Theodore Cooley. Notification J. C. McReynolds. Vermont. . Chairman W. II. Creamer. Vice President I'. W. Melton. Rules John W. Gordon. Credentials E. F. Brooks. v Wisconsin. Chairman General Bragg. Vice President J. C. Flanders. Rules M. C. Haney. Credentials M. C. Mead. Secretary George W. Dyer. AT THE DEPOT. How the t'rondu Got in and Got stored Awny at Hotels. aay, ana it gatnerea in a way that proved an eye-opener to the people who have been sneering at the sound-money Democratic movement. Delegation after delegation poured in from 'states far and near, and not only did full delegations come, but they were accompanied by crowds that are test ing the hotel capacity of the city to its ut most. One hundred from Alabama and a like number from Massachusetts make a fairly good showing for any convention, and the other States in the Union, from Maine y.o Texas, from Florida to Oregon, contributed their quota in like proportion. The computations of the railroads show In the neighborhood of 10,000 people from out of town in attendance. The personnel of the crowd is as gratify ing to the leaders of the movement as to Its size. The "striker and blowerV Is not present. The barrooms find business rather dull. The crowd, while containing many men famous in the politics of the country. Is composed for the most part of plain. In telligent business men, who mean business. Early yesterday morning a crowd of cu rious people was at the Union Station to see the many delegates from all parts of the country arrive to attend the conven tion. They were coming during the en tire day, and early this morning they were ftlll pouring through the gates of the sta tion. WThlle most of them are now here, there will be a few who will not arrive until Ihe noon trains, or just In time to go directly to the convention hall. The delegates were almost unanimous In their declarations that this convention will be known in future history us the convention of Democracy of 1S06, while the Chicago convention will bo known as the side issue. Several delegations were detained on the road and did not arrive on schedule time. The New York delegation was to have ar rived early In the morning, but a delay at Syracuse caused them to not get In until 2:3(1 In the- nfterni.nn Thf lvi Cliirapn crowd JJd not get away in time to get in at noon as was expected, but came in later In the day. The California delegation was delayed by a washout, but John P. Irish, who was on another train, and Is the lead er of the delegation, got here during the morning, and went to the Bates. The first delegation to arrive yesterday after day light was the one frm Florida. This del egation comes here with Cleveland for its Idol and prepared to force his nomination, If possible, and It is conceded to be possi ble if the slightest intimation that he will accept is given by some friend close to him. During the afternoon many other full delegations arrived and made a great jam at the Union Station. There ..were many special trains, but not near so many as there were for the St. Louis and Chicago conventions, for, as one man put it, the crowd at a convention Is compdsed of those people 'with axes to grind and this conven tion has no grindstone. At 2:00 p. m. the delegation from Massa chusetts, numbering thirty members, with those from Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont, arrived at the Union Station and formed on Louisiana street and marched to their headquarters at the Denison. They were headed by a brass band and their six ty or seventy members made quite an im posing appearance as they went up Illi nois street, carrying their three large flags, the stars and stripes, the State colors and the banner of the Young Men's Democratic Club of Massachusetts. The delegation was headed by Godfrey Morse, of Massachu setts, and C. Vey Holman, of Maine. A cab completely filled with valises and piled high with baggage went before. The largo delegation from Pennsylvania, headed by Wm. Gibbon, and the delegation of twelve from Connecticut with Governor Waller, arrived a few minutes later, but as no es cort was ready they did not form in line, but hastened to their hotel and refreshed themselves from their long ride. At 2:30 the largest delegation of the day. that from New York, marched from their train through the gate. They number 127, 72 of the number being delegates. Walking two abreast and wearing their red and white badges they reached from one end of the station to the other. At their head walked Governor Flower, with a toothpick In his mouth and looking like he had just stepped from a bandbox. Around him were Tracey, Feabody, King and several other prominent New Yorkers. Governor Flower said he was in favor of nominating Mr. Bynum for President, but there is a di versity of opinion among the delegates as to their choice for that position. rrw. 1 ...... 1.1, . i i . twelve or thirteen members, with gold but tons In their lapels, was headed by Major Moore and arrived In the city at 3 o'clock. Scattering delegates kept arriving on all the incorrting trains during the afternoon and no delegation of large numbers came In till evening. Six or elirhf delecnfoa. t rnm li'dntnnlr.. came on the 3:50 train, the remaining num ber reached the city three hours later. The 1' ....... I.. - .1.1 . , xveuiuv;vy ueieuiion nas some prominent men In it and is headed by W. C. P Breckinridge. The advance guard of the large delega tion from Chicago came at :3i.and con sisted of fifteen men.' amonpr whom were Senator Palmer and Judge Vincent, of Chi cago. .The rest of the Chicago crowd did not leave Chicago till 7:30 p. m. and came on a special train of fifteen coaches. Among the clubs represented from Chicago ts the Cook County Marching Club of 10 mem bers, headed by a large and well-drilled tand. ti u IX "OLD VIRGIY. Father of Amelia. Hive Clianler a Delegate. In the "Old Vlrginny" delegation, fifteen of whom appeared In Indianapolis yester day morning, with seven to come in to day. Is Colonel Rives, the father of Amelia Rives Chanler, the famous Virginia writer. He Is a stanch Democrat of Albemarle, and In the engineering world is well known. For a time he was chief engineer In charge f the construction of the Panama canal. Delegate Southall. of Charlottsville. is an other of the rock-ribbed partisans of the Old Dominion, and. although h has fal lowed the choice of his party conventions for fifty years, he is an enemy to the Chi cago choice and platform. Joseph Bryan, a Richmond editor, will be the selection of the delegation for member of the com mittee on resolutions. William V. Wilson, jr.. of Lynchburg, who ha.ls irom the h ir.e of Senator Daniels, the chief of white metal champions in Virginia, is a first cousin of John R. Wilson, of this city. "We are very hopeful of preventing the silverites from carrying our State," said he. "In 4,ynchburg, the home of Senator Daniels, the Democrats are divided on the issue, but in the country districts the sil verites have considerable strength. We want to preserve our old party intacl, and our objection to being delivered bag and baggage to the party of Mrs. Lease leads us to right for this sound-money cause. An effort was made at our convention in Richmond to engraft in the platform a plank favoring the abolition of the tax on State banks,, and all this plank was brought directly before the convention, yet it was almost unanimously voted down." Judge Joseph Christian, of Richmond, Va., a former judge of the Supreme Court of Appeals of that State, is one of the dele gates Says he, in regard 'o the conven tion: "This will be a convention, not of luna tics, such as assembled at Chicago, who hurled firebrands. arrows and death around them, but It will be a convention of wist men, of patriotic men, of Christian men, of men who love their country, their flag and their God. They will present a platform not of rotten planks, not of planks stolen from the Populists, but af planks sound as hearts of oak. It will be a platform upon which the honest men of the country, the conservative people of the country, will firmly stand. And upon such a platform we expect to place a statesman, not a boy ortor, not a revolutionist. We will have a plank for sound money that is, for money founded upon the coinage of the Constitution, money which, when put In circulation, shall actually be intrinsically worth one hundred cents on the dollar. Virginia will be well represented at the Indianapolis convention by some of her ablest men, men like Wirt Henry, William L. Royal and James Lyons. "Some men In Virginia call me a bolter, a traitor to Democratic principles. 1 am no bolter, no traitor. I am a Democrat, and. in the language of David Bennett Hill of New York, 'I am a Democrat, but ot a revolutionist.' The Chicago Democrats are the bolters and seceders. for scarcely a sin gle plank of their platform was taken from any Democratic convention which has been held from the time of Jefferson to the pres ent day. I defy the contradiction of this statement. "I confess I feel now, as I did in 1860, when the irrepressible conflict between slavery and freedom was being waged, causing the wise patriots and conservative men of the United States to tremble with the apprehension of an approaching b'.oody war. I then warned our people that such a thing as peaceable secession was impossi ble, and that they ought not to secede in view of the fact that the Supreme Court, with only two Southern members, had de clared the fugitive-slave law constitutional, and President Lincoln had declared that, as the chief executive, he would faithfully execute the laws of the land. I tried to im press upon our people that the only safety for slavery was within the Union and un der the protection of the Constitution, and I confess now that I feel that the greatest calamity that God couid visit upon the peo ple of the United States would be to per mit the election of William Jennings Bryan, who utters the language, of the French revolution and of the German com munists, borrowing from them without giv ing them credit for what he quoted. "In ISfiO a cloud no bigsrer than a man's hand was slowly rising m South Carolina, while now at Chicago there has arisen a dark and portentous cloud that threatens like a cyclone to rend the Constitution and to wreck the ship of state and to drench this fair land of ours in the ruin and wreck and blood of war. The irrepressible con flict fermented in every speech by the 'Boy Orator' is fanning the flames of unrest, dis quietude and revolution, into the irrepressi ble conflict between capital and labor, and this will as certainly plunge the country into war as did that irrepressible conflict of slavery and freedom in 1SG0." Judge Christian went on to say that such a, war would be more disastrous than the late civil war. for. instead of being con fined to a well-defined territory, it would e between citizens in Baltimore, in New York, in Richmond and everywhere throughout the country. XEW YORK DELEGATION Arrived Yesterday and Marched to the Bates What the Delegates Say. The arrival of the New York delegation was one of the most interesting events yesterday afternoon. The entire delega tion, aside from those who came here in advance, arrived on a special Big Four train from Syracuse at 2:30 o'clock, a few minutes late. As John DeWitt Warner put It, the delegation scarcely had time to make connections at Syracuse after the adjournment of the sound-monev conven tion and the ink on their credentials was scarcely dry. There was a delay of a few minutes at the Union Station while the delegation waited for marching orders frcm ex-Governor Flower and General Tracey, who were at the heid of the dele gation. Through some misunderstanding the brass band that was to head the pa rade to the Bates House took the wrong cue and the band master started off at the head of the Massachusetts delegation, which got into town a few moments ahead of the men from the Empire State. There was some amusement among the New York delegates over the dilemma, but they finally began the march to the Bates. A more representative body of professional and business men seldom gets together than the New York delegation and remarks mad by the bystanders were highly com plimentary. For the most part they declined the importunities tne big crowd of bag gage smashers and carried their own lug gage. Every man wore a badge of red satin ribbon with a. white shield bearing the words, "5sTew York State. Democratic Party. Reform Organization, Syracuse-Indianapolis, isr6." There was a good deal of confusion at the hotel while the dele gates were registering. The delegates sep arated, some going to other hotels, but the majority to the committee headquarters at the Grand, with the understanding that they would assemble for the State meeting at 3 o'clock. John DeWitt Warner, member of Con gress from New York city, and a-prominent attorney of the metropolis, is one of the leaders in the New York delegation. He is a keen politician and thoroughly In formed on the situation in his State. He speaks in a precise, frank manner and seems to be very enthusiastic in the move ment to reorganize the Democratic party on the old lines. He asserts that the old lino Democrats of the Empire State, as a class, are in the front ranks of the move ment, and referred with apparent pride to the fact that such men as ex-Governor Flower, General Tracey and Horatio C. King, of Brooklyn, the last Democratic candidate for Secretary of State, are identified with the war against un-Demo-cratic principles and dishonest money and repvidiation. "What kind of a convention did you have at Syracuse?" he was asked. "One of the best I have ever attended. The State was well represented. Out of a possible full delegation of 450. we had an attendance of over 400. The convention was held at a bad time for us, as many men who would have attended were away taking their vacations. Frcm a number of counties we received word that delegates who had been appointed could not attend, as they-were away from home and could not get back in time." Mr. Warner says that the growth of the sound-money sentiment in Now York is surprising, as it snritigs up at unexpected ouarters. "The wood- are full of it," he declared. Until after the State convention is held at Buffalo, he says, it will be impossible to approximate the per cent, of Democrats who are for honest money. An effort will bo made by the free-silver Democrats of New York to secure an indorsement of Brvan. Mr. Warner does not believe they will accomplish their purpose. If they do he savs that Democrats who now state urivatelv that they are opposed to Bryan will come out bc-ldly and declare for sound money and the Indianapolis candidates. "Was there any talk of candidates by your -delegation while you were coming to Indianapolis?" "Yes; there was a rood deal of general discussion of that ouesticn." "Who will you favor?" "We have no particular candidate, I be lieve. New York Is coming here to dj what she can to aid her friends of the West and South and the feeling is that anv candidate that will be acceptable to tluia. New York can accept." On the matter of a platform, Mr. Warner said that New York's position would be about the same as witi reference to can didates. He says that the East does not believe that it will come here and find sen timent to be combated. On the contrary, he thinks that the delegates from the West and South are thoroughly in accord with New York as to the great principles of the party and that no differences of opin ion will arise on that score. John R. Fellows, of New York, a lender in Tammany and formerly district attor ney, predicted yesterday efternoon that the Empire State will go almost solid against Bryan and New Y'ork city will give Mc Kinley a large "majority. "My opinion is that Bryan will most cer tainly be defeated." said he. "The nom inees of this convention will poll a large vote. I don't think New Y'ork has any preference as to the nominees, but is dis posed to leave that matter to the South and West: at least there Is not enough preference to induce a contest. As far as mv attention has re?n directed to the sub ject, and that Indifferently. I have thought that Bragg and Buckner will be favored. "if there is anything said in the platform of this convention about the income tax it will relate to an amendment to the Consti tution that will justify the Income tax. I believe in putting a tax on all earnings re gardless of what they are and I would exempt nothing and that would be an equal tax. I myself doubt the propriety of an income tax which taxes thrift and industry. "I don't think the money plank of this convention will be similar to that or xvjz; it will be more pronounced. There are so many different interpretations and con structions put on the money plank of 1802 and I don't think this convention will put itself on ambiguous terms at all. Just how the convention will express Its views on this platform I can't say, but it will be stronr for the maintenance ft a gold standard as at the present." FLORIDA'S ALLIGATOR. Delegation Arrives Carrying Gold Reptiles and Yellow Flowers. Delegates from several of the Southern and Eastern States arrived in the morning, but the first full delegation of the day was that from Florida, accompanied by several delegates frcm Alabama. Several days ago word came to Mayor Taggart from Flor ida asking that a Cleveland banner be ready -and awaiting the delegation on its arrival. Mayor Taggart turned the mat ter into the hands of Mr. Gall, who pro vided a handsome one, and had it taken to the station, heading a1 brass band. A large crowd was waiting when the Florida car was pulled in at a little after 11 o'clock, with a long banner on the side bordered by palms and reading, "Florida Sound Money Democracy." The delegation of twenty, carrying huge palm branches and headed by Judge Wall, marched to the gates behind their Cleveland banner. Tne banner was a handsome one of white satin, trimmed with gold fringe and tas sels, and surmounted by a golden eagle with wings spread. A large picture of Cleveland on satin was in the center, en circled by gold braid. The banner was carried by a large negro, who stepped high and who wore a huge yellow marigold on his coat. At the head of the delegation was car ried a gold covered alligator, which was seated, with a satisfied crook to his tail, a pleased smile on his face, and in his out stretched arms held a gilded wishbone. The band began playing and the crowd cheered as the delegation passed through the gates. About half .a dozen individuals, armed with Bryan pictures, unrolled them and flaunted them in the faces of tne dele gates, cheering for their man. The Bryan ites were headed by a tall fellow in a Prince Albert coat, red tie and yellow straw hat. who was slowly surveyed from head to foot by one of the delegates, who shrugged hfs shoulders and let a queer looking smile curl the corners of his mouth. Accompanying the Florida delega tion were a few delegates from South Car olina, besides scattering ones from Ala bama. The crowd divided into bunches and sil ver and gold were having it nip and tuk when the Louisiana car pulled In, headed by Senator' Caff ery, who will be the perma nent chairman of the convention. Senator Caffery was met by Mr. Bynum, who es corted the delegates to their carriages, where they were taken to their headquar ters. PERMANENT ORGANIZATION'. Some Delegate Think It Would Wid en the Present Large Split. With the acknowledged assumption that the work of the convention to assemble will be in the main discounted by the fact that the election of the candidates is prac tically impossible, great interest centered last night in the now extremely important question of whether the organization per fected to-day shall be m&de permanent or not. Th-i dk-eussion last night among the delegations upon this question has as sumed the nature oi a contest in which, unlike otlu-r contests, the Eastern and Western division line is not drawn, and delegations from both sections are in favor of a permanent organization, while others are against it. Those who are opposed to the rise -of a new party argue that a division of the Democratic party at this time means the loss of such Western and Southern States as are now partially in control of the Pop ulist or Silver party. They believe that an affirmation of old Democratic principles made at this time will draw back to the party those who have followed the Chicago candidates. They point to the fact that ia New Y'ork and several other large States recognized leaders of the party who are opposed to the Chicago platform have prac tically indorsed the ticket, hoping to over turn the platform later on. In fact, they argue that it would be well to delay at least for a year the question of perma nency, believing that there is plenty of time after the election to attend to such a matter. It is a significant fact, however, that the opposition to the movement re garding permanency comes from the same source as the opposition to a third ticket, is very small and is scattered through sev eral States, no solid delegation being in favor of postponement of the question. On the other hand, favorable action upon the question has been very much crystal lized, with strength gained from the arriv al of New Y'ork. Pennsylvania. Oregon and New Jersey delegations, the majority cf tl.e members of which are in favor of such a scheme. The arguments used' in favor of it are to the effect that a platform of denun ciation of the Chicago convention cannot well be adopted without carrying with it all the outward signs of division. The dec laration which is sure to be put in the plat form, to the effect that the convention was not a Democratic assemblage, leads up to what must be a declaration that this con vention is the true Democratic convention and must therefore have a continuation., Hon. John R. Fellows, of New York, was cautious. He said: "We must not be too hasty in reading those Democrats, they may be mistaken and honorably mistaken. We are here in the capacity of saviors of our country, to provide a method of re lieving the Democrat who does not wish to vote for Bryan and a debased currency, nor for McKinley. When that duty is performed then I think we may safely wait before taking further action. " Perry Belmont, of New Y'ork, said: "The matter of declaring a permanent organiza tion should be left to the national commit tee. Very many large organizations, like Tammany, with an eye towards party reg ularity, have made a mistake. It may be rectified and it would perhaps be well not to say that they had deserted the party." Notwithstanding these arguments it is reasonably certain that a resolution de claring the organization the true Demo cratic party wiil be passed. At a caucus of the Oregon delegation last night the following resolution was pre pared for presentation to the convention: "Resolved. That it is the sense of this convention that permanent organization of the oarty in convention now assembled is advisable and necessary; that a national committee be selected agreeable for the visages cf the Democratic party, v.-hose duty shall be to call future conventions, of the party, apportion delegates thereto, pro vide for the time and place of the holding thereof and generally to perform such du ties as devolve upon the committee of a political party. Complete organization throughout the State is earnestly recom mended." ALABAMA FOR SOI M) MONEY. New Ticket Will Carry the State Eas ily, Says 31 r. 1'alkncr. Alabama is going to be carried by the sound-money Democrats this fall, says Mr. Falkner. and the turnout of the State is the national convention would justify his statement. Alabama fairly startled the managers when it ppeared in this city yes terday afternoon with 113 men. a bigger crowd than the State sent to the Chicago convention. There was no club organiza tion, for the men came from all parts of the State. The Webber band, of Birmingham, headed the delegation, and as It marched up Pennsylvania street late in the after noon the vi?itors cheered for sound money. At the Denison the delegation was received most enthusiastically, the people on the street answering the cheers oi tne delega tion and the neonle In the windows facing Pennsylvania street waving flags. Georgia was along with a bie crowd, and the South erners attracted much attention. It was a few minutes before the line could work its way into the Denison, so crowded was the hotel. ! "Yes. sir: vou can sav that the sound ii.uiitrjf ucinui'i ills oi j.mvtiiiiti. aic fruuifi iy frry th State." repeated Mr. raiKner, who has been prominently conneeterl with the movement there. "Our recent election was merely a state affair in which State issues entirely were involved. We have already nominated a complete set of electors for the ticket which is to be nom , inated here. We Intend to put out con gressional tickets in every district in the State, and expect to carry the majority of these districts. Who do we prefer for a presidential candidate? We have no choice. We want the people in the middle Western States to select the men. provided they choose good ones, and there is no doubt they will. The sound-money sentiment has a remarkable growth in the South, and this convention will give it a powerful impetus." Cheered for Cleveland. "Three cheers for Cleveland and sound money," shouted one of the marchers as the New England delegation filed into the lobby of the Denison at 2:30 o'clock yester day afternoon, and the delegates responded to this with three very lusty cheers and a tiger. Two special cars brought in the men from New England, and included, in the party were thirty Massachusetts delegates, ten from Maine, eight from New Hamp shire and eight from Vermont. Connecticut and Rhode Island came on another train. The local military band escorted the dele gation to the hotel. A fine-looking body of visitors are the men from the northeast end of the great Nation. They had two standards with them, not the sort that are figuring so prominently in the financial questions, but the sort that make a fine appearance In a parade. One was the standard banner of the Y'oung Men's Democratic Club of Bos ton, which has a membership of about 1,500 and of which the lamented Russell was a prominent member. In this club the pro portion of gold to silver Democrats is more than six to one.. Another banner carried by the delegation bore the State seal. The delegation came through Syracuse, N. Y., at the time the New Y'ork sound-money men were holding their State convention there, and Dr. William Everett, of Massa chusetts, who had addressed the convention at Syracuse, joined his delegation and came on to this city. Georgia.?! Delegates. The following is the complete list of dele gates from Georgia as certified to the sec retary of the provisional committee, all of which delegates are here to attend the convention: Delegates at Large Samuel B. Adams, W. M. Hammond. T. B. Neal, H. H. Perry. District Delegates J. Randolph Ander son. Irwin B. Ftedeman, J. P. Williams. C. D. Baldwin. J. H. Merrill, C. D. Ledsinger, G. R. De Saussure, T. F. Corrigan. G. V. Gress, William S. Thomson. J. Frank Beck, 11. F.--Emery, Joseph Jacobs. D. B. Hamil ton, Eben Hillver, W. S. Irwin, P. G. Bow man, B. I. Jones, William Barnes. Convention Notes. Tennessee indorsed Buckner for Vice President at its meeting yesterday. ' The Ohio delegation will meet this morn ing at 10 T clock at the commercial ejiun. Zach Phelps, of .Louisville, will probably be the national committeeman from Ken tucky. Two colored auartets divided honors in tl e densely packed Denison House corritlors last night. , The Maryland delegation decided to adopt the unit rule in voting for President and Y'ice President at the convention. Local politicians of all parties flocked to the hotels yesterday and lined up, waiting for the great men of the day to pass in review. New Mexico decided against the unit rule. The delegates say the sdund-money Demo crats in New Mexico hold the balance of power. The- State of Missouri may present the name cf Colonel James O. Brodhead for President, with a Southern man for V ice j President. The Georgia delegation will hold another meeting this morning at o'clock, to fill the places on the committee on resolutions and rules. The Territory of New Mexico is in fa vor of Senator Palmr, of Illinois, for Pres ident and General Buckner, of Kentucky, for Vice President. All members of the Union Veteran Legion are invited to meet General Bragg, of Wis consin, at 9::;o o'clock this morning, in Room 41, Denison Hotel. The soldiers' monument was crowded all day yesterday. "Every visitor that went to the top," remarked custodian Wright, "commented on the leauty or tne city. Alexander Wildman, of Danbury, Conn., who has attended every Democratic con vention beginining with the Charleston, S. C, convention in 1S00, says Bryan will lose 30,000 votes in Connecticut. The Texas delegation will meet at the Bates House this morning at 10:30 o'clock to effect a permanent organization and elect members of the several committees. A number of the delegates had not arrived last evening. The Oregon headquarters are Rooms 301 and 202, Denison House. The delegates present are: Lewis L. McArthur, C. E. S. W ood. Zera Snow. Yv m. M. ninaen. j. ii. Albert, E. R. Skipworth, E. C. Caultield and J. W. Benne tt. The Arkansas delegates are all here, and will meet in the Denison Hotel at 9 o'clock this morning to select members of the vari ous committees. S. W. Fordyce says that the delegation will cast a complimentary vote for G rover Cleveland at the conven tion. Connecticut was to have had a confer ence yesterday, but on account of the non arrival of Mr. Waller it was decided to postpone the meeting till this morning. Messrs. Canfield and Wildman, two of the delegates from that .State, are at the Den ison. Both are typical business men. Ft. Bragg, where the financial question is fought every day. moved up from the postofflce corner yesterday across from the Denison Hotel. One visitor remarked: "I revcr saw a city in the country where the police would permit a blockade, even if it did consist of American citizens discussing politics." "It is probable," said a delegate from Arkansas at the Grand Hotel last night, "that we will not place an electoral ticket in the field. We will be straight-out for McKinlev. In the convention we will cast a complimentary vote for Cleveland, and then divide according to our personal pref erences." Aaron Wolf son and George F. Bean, of Massachusetts, are full of hope for tho ef fect the action of the convention will have upon the fight in their State. They con cede that George Fred Williams will be nominated for Governor, but predict he will be the worst beaten man that Massa chusetts ever had within her borders. About fifteen or eighteen delegates and as many alternates had arrived frcm Mich igan yesterday, but a full delegation of twenty-eight delegates will be here by to day. They will hold a meeting in the writing room of the Denison Hotel this morning for the purpose of selecting mem bers to act upon the various committees. Two men In the smoking car of an in bound Big Four train on the Peoria division got into a heated political discussion, and one of them offered to stake a wjger that the car would poll as many votes for Bryan as it would for McKinley, and his wager was accepted and the poll made. It showed for McKinley 31. Bryan 5. and there was one man who declared himself for no one but Grover Cleveland. The full delegation, forty-eight members in all. from Illinois arrived yesterday and held a meeting at the Denison Hotel last night, ai which time thev elected Senator Palmer chairman of the delegation and ad journed until 10 o'clock this morning, when they will have a meeting for the purpose of electinar members on the various com mittees. The delegates came uninstructed as to a presidential nominee. There are but two delegates here from South Carolina to represent that State, though it is entitled to eighteen. Frank Evans and W. W. Bell, from Charleston, are here to represent South Carolina, and they will cast the full eighteen votes to which they are entitled, and will, to the best of their ability, represent their State on the various committees. Mr. Evans says that Tillman has the State following at his heels and it is therefore a free-silver State. Charleston he declares to be the only sound-money city in th State, and a sound-money majority will be polled in that city at least. Last night at tho Hotel Denison the Bir mingham (Ala.), band, twenty pieces, led by Prof. Henry Weber, gave an Impromptu concert, which ilelisrhted the entire hotel. The band showed C'very evidence of thor ough cultivation and long practice, and. although the individual members had been traveling all day and were very tired, they played with zest. Every piece rendered was greeted with cheers. Many old sol diers of the North cheered "My Mary land." which was played by retjuest of a G. A. It. man. and then came "Dixie." which caught the house. the whole topped with the "Yankee. Doodle," which elicited cheers heard all over the hotel. The band Is a good one, and It was given a very cor dial welcome. V17 rill BIG REPUBLICAN RALLY' IN WHICH SEVERAL TOWNS TAKE PART. Evil ECfeet of Free Silver on Farming Products Clearly Shown by the Republican Candidate. REV. FARR NOT FOR BRYAN SENTINEL'S CHARGE DENIED FROM SHELBY'VILLE PL'LPIT. Watson's Great Series of Meetings Elwood Bottle WorWs Proprietor Leaves the Silver Tarty. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. PENNVILLE, Ind., Sept. 1. Never in the history of this old town has there been such a political demonstration as was got up in honor of the visit of James A. Mount. At daylight the booming of the cannon awoke the population for miles around and soon the people began to pour in from all quarters. Nearly one thousand came from Portland, many of the Portland factories closing. The delegation also included a McKinley bicycle club. The McKinley Club of Dunkirk, 300 strong, came on the same train and 100 first-voters from Portland came on horseback. The great McKinley Club of Montpelier was here in force, while Bluffton, Geneva, Redkey and Ridgeville sent large delegations, to say nothing of the intervening territory. It is estimated there were 800 from Dunkirk, 600 from Montpelier, and Winchester sent the t fa mous "Little Forty-four" battery. In addi tion to all these there were six bands and many drum corps. The town, which is off from a railroad, was fairly overflowed and hotels and eating houses were taxed above their capacity. The crowd was estimated at 8,000. The speaking was in a tent hold ing 3,000 people, but it could not accomo date half those wishing to get in. Rev. Will E. Grose introduced Mr. Mount, who was received by a storm of applause. The speaker congratulated those assembled on such a magnificent demonstration anel after devoting a short time to State issues, branched out into the national questions. Said he: "Three questions are of vital moment to the people of our country and first of these is the financial question. The people are anxious to know why our factories and shops have been closed and why the price of the products of our farms have de creased in value. They want to know why business men are barely able to continue in their business. They want to know why this great change has taken place during the past three years. Our opponents are in favor of free and unlimited coinage of silver at the ratio of 16 to 1. a policy that is in direct antagonism to the Democratic platform adopted four years ago. At that time they argued that by coining- gold and silver at such a ratio a silver dollar would be elenreciated and would hurt the laboring man. Continuing: on this line. Mr. Mount quot ed the prices for farm products in the last few years as compared with that of silver and argued that the one had nothing to do with the other, but simply fluctuated in response to supply and demand. He con tinued by saying: "It Is not now and never has neen the policy of the Republican party to dishonor silver. One hundred and thirty-five million silver dollars, every one a full dollar, were coined under the Harrison administration. The Republican party proposes to maintain the present standard, and to have as lib eral use of silver as can be kept in circula tion, keeping the silver at a parity with gold. But the Republican party is opposed to the free and unlimited coniage of silver at the ratio of IS to 1, while its commercial value is 30 to 1. We believe that such a law would drive xut gold and place us on a silver basis, with our silver money worth its bullion value and our paper money re duced to the same standard of value. "We must, through sound financial legis lation, restore confidence and give protec tion to American labor in order to once more start the factories and shops and find employment at good wages for every la boring man in tne United States and pay him in sound money." The Republican luaies gave a dinner and supper in the Masonic Temple and cleared a handsome sum for the benefit of the Mc Kinley club that is booming here. Mount's Speech, at Hartford City. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. J HARTFORD CITY". Ind., Sept. 1. James A. Mount, the Republican candidate for Governor, addressed by far the largest gathering here last night that has yet greeted a political speaker in this city this year. The opera house, the largest public l.ail in the city, was too small to accommo date the crowd. The speaker was intro duced by Chairman Thomas Pierce. Mr. Meunt made no attempt at eloquence, but the fairness of his argument held his au dience. Even those who disagreed with his argument paid him the high tribute of say. ing that it was the fairest address they had ever heard in a political campaign. DENIED FROM THE PULPIT. Even Preachers Find Themselves Lied About in the Sentinel. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. SHELBY'VILLE, Ind., Sept. 1. The Sen tinel correspondent reported to that paper one day last week what purported to be a part of Rev. M. A. Farr's sermon, in which he is accredited with eulogizing Bryan and intending to vote for him and for free silver at the coming election. On Sunday morning, preceding hi3 sermon, Rev. Farr made a few remarks from the pulpit on the subject, denying the Senti nel's garbled and false report. Said he: "I express some surprise that the words spoken on last Sunday regarding Bishop Newman have attracted the attention thoy have, and but for the partisan feeling that now exists they probably would have passed without a ripple, and the only rea son I desire to call attention to them again is not to' retract anything I said, but to properly represent what I did say at that time, because what I said has been gar bled and largely misrepresented. What I said concerning Bishop Newman came un der this head, in a sermon on the duty cf men to the church and to the state. The head under which I said those things was: 'The intelligent use of the ballot to secure wise legislation and the positive enforce ment of law.' After speaking of the en forcement of lav and of the need of bet ter legislation, I then said, with regard to suffrage: 'In this there are great possibil ities; possibilities of exultation, possibili ties of destruction. Enough, however, is the importance of the ballot that the votes cast ought to be directed by intelligence. That there is no room for a narrow and bitter partisanship.' In connection with that I discountenanced the words used by Bishop Newman declaring a large class of American citizens as Anarchists as being uncharitable anel inexcusable. That such remarks are merely invective is no argument, and belong to the older order of politicians rather than the new and more aggressive movement. We elo not question the right of Bishop Newman to speak of what he regards as the moral side cf the money question. Bishop Bow man and other ministers haye declared that they believed that the safety and prosperity of the country depended en such legislation as will give us the so called sound money. We do not criticise them, and for no personal or partisan rea son criticise Bishop Newman, but only be cause we contend for a clean, manly, fair discussion of the issues which are "before us, and if our position in behalf of a fair, scholarly consideration of the issues before the American people brings on us hard ships, we will cheerfully bear them for humanity's sake." In addition to the above Rev. Farr said that he did not eulogize Mr. Bryan in any way and that no paper had any authoritv for so declaring. It had also been said that he wa3 a free sliver Prohibitionist. The only part of this statement that is true- Is the Prohibition end of the sentence. If Rev. Farr votes at all this fall. It will be for the straight Prohibition candidate, and not for the free silver wing of that rr at PEmYILLE party. He further said that he had never been a Democrat, and was raised a Re publican, ami continued to .be such until he joined the Prohibitionists. WATSON'S CAMPAIGN. Closes n Series of Great Meetings In Randolph County. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. FARMLAND, Ind., Sept. l.-A rousing Republican meeting was held in the opera house to-night under the auspices of the McKinley Sound-money Club of this place. Hon. James K. Watson, of Rushville, the man who downed the "Great Objector" in the Fourth congressional elistrlct. was the principal speaker. "Our Jim," as he is familiarly called, being a native of this county, was given a perfect ovation and made a masterly address which was most enthusiastically received by both Demo crats and Republicans. After the meeting a large number of voters went forward and joined the club. To-night's meeting closed a series of five Watson meetings, the greatest, all things considered, ever held In Randolph county. Not only have his speeches stirred up unusual enthusiasm wherever delivered, but they have been productive of much permanent good. A large number who have been leaning to ward the cause of free silver, after listen ing to Watson's logic and eloquence, have been led to declare that they have been fol lowing a elelusion and that now they are for McKinley. for sound money and lor the great industrial policy represented by Uie Republican party. Beginning at Spartans burg, on Saturday afternoon, with an aud ience of a thousand. Watson's meetings have increased at each point. The great meeting addressed by him at Winchester on Saturday night was followed at the village of Huntsville. seven miles south west, by a gathering of anywhere from 2. 500 to 3,000, on Monday afternoon. Again on Monday night at Union City Cadwalla der's Opera House was packed in every part to hear him and hundreds went away un able to gain admittance. All in all no pub lic speaker has ever been more highly hon ored than Watson at hi3 old home and few have received such an ovation. NIVISON Ol'T FOR M'KINLEY. Proprietor of Elwood Bottle Works Changes His Politics. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. ELWOOD, Ind., Sept. 1. A bombshell has been exploded In the ranks of free-silver Democrats in this city by the announce ment that H. P. Nivison, a life-long Dem ocrat and proprietor of the Elwood bottle works, has joined the McKinley ranks and is advocating the Canton man's election. Mr. Nivison has been spending several months in the East anel has just returned to the city. Republicans are jubilant and are waging an aggressive campaign, while the free-silver craze is being gradually tamped out. As an evidence of this twen ty McKinley pictures can be seen in win dews to one of Bryan, and the demand fo McKinley lithographs is so great that the Republican central committee finds It im possible to meet it, 2. ."00 pictures already having been given out A delegation of sound-money Democrats left here to-day to attenel the sound-money convention ai Indianapolis to-morrow. Many of the lead ing Democrats of the county will be there. Dr. S. W. Edwins, ex-State Senator, and C. Z. Rott. of the McBeth lamp-chimney factory, were in the crowd. Republican Growth in Rush. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. RUSHVILLE, Ind., Sept. l.-One of the ablest, most logical and convincing argu ments for sound money presented here this campaign was delivered at the McKinley Chab rooms last nijht by Hon. B. Wilson Smith, of Lafayette. He has his figures, and quotes them without the necessity of referring constantly to notes. His talk was well received and given the closest of attention, showing the interest taken in the subject by his auditors. Hon. Henry IJ. Johnson entered Rush county to-day for a week's campaign. To-night he spoke at Carthage, to-morrow night he speaks at Arlington. Thursday afternoon at Milroy. Friday night at New Salem, closing the week Saturelay with a big demonstration at Falmouth. The Rushville McKinlev Club now contains over 1)50 members. This Is an immense number, but the one-thousand mark ia expected to be passed before manv days. A Take-Off on Chendle. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. LEBANON, Ind., Sept. 1. Fully 1.200 peo ple packed the opera house last night to hear the presentation of sound Republican doctrine by the Hon. Patrick O'Donnell, of Chicago. A delegation came in from Perry township in an old-fashioneel campaign wagon, with banners and a drum corps. A large number of country people from dif- terent parts or the county were an attend ance. The audience to a man remained throughout the speech, which lasted for en hour and a half. The Old Shady Quar tet, a local organization that has earned quite a reputation over the country, was present, ami among other selections eave a "take-off" on Joseph B. Cheadle, Popo- cratic canaiciate ror congress in this dis trict, that occasioned a demonstration that left no doubt just how the renegade stands with Republicans in this vicinitv. Cheadle Claims to Be a Republican. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. K1LMORE, Ind., Sept. 1. The people of this vicinity were treated to a sensation Saturday night. Hon. Joseph B. Cheadle, the ex-Republican, who is running for Congress on the Democratic and Populist tickets, made a speech of an hour and a half, closing with the statement: "I am a free-silver Republican." This announce ment was tt trost on the audience, chiiiinar it to the very marrow. In private conver sation Mr. Cheadle states that he has never claimed that he was anything but a Re publican. He states that if elected to Con gress he will vote according to Cheadle's own notions and not according to the dic tates of any party. Ha lily's Dig Meeting. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. KOKOMO, Ind., Sept. 1. Congressman J. Frank Hanly made four speeches in this county yesterday and to-day, and will make two more here to-morrow. Monday afternoon he addressed the people of New London, and in the evenint he snoke at Kappa. This afternoon he made a sneech in the courthouse yard to a great audience. To-night he was at Russiaville. where an other immense crowd heard him. In the country the schoolhouses are too small to hold the crowds. Congressman Hanly will speak at Greentown Wednesday afternoon! ana at center in the evening. Knlgbtstown McKinley Club. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. KNIGHTSTOWN, Ind., Sept. l.-The Mc Kinley Club of Wayne township held an enthusiastic meeting in Bell's Opera House last night, the meeting being addressed by Hon. L. P. Newby, State Senator. It was for the most part a business meeting of the club. There was a large crowd present. Committees were appointed for immediate action as follows: Bicycle brigade, Robert Woods: music. Professor Brown; tirum corps, F. K. Steele. The roster since the first meeting held by the club shows an increase of several new names, there being more than 500 now in the club. Hanlj-Mieri Joint Debate. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. SPENCER, Ind., Sept. 1. A series of joint debates betv.een Congressman Hardy, Re publican, and candidate MIer.s, Democrat, one in each county of the district, was ar rf.ntred here yesterday ly the d:strict com ir itteemn Lamb and Martin. Mr. Patter son. Populist committeeman, was here and solicited tho privilege of their candidate, N. H. MotsinKer, to participate In the de bate. The Republican candidate assented to the proposition, but Miers refused to I'sten to it. and the debates will be betwoei. Hardy and Miers. Colored Orator nt .oltlesvillr. Special to the InJ'anafolls Journal. NOBLESVILLK. Ind.. Sept. 1. Rev. J. M. Morton (colored), of Indlanapo Is, ad lressed the Colored McKinley Club at the court, house last night. The room was full of earnest Republicans and much interest was manifested. The colored voters are all in line and thoroughly aroused. Hitter nt Tkornlonn. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. TUORNTOWN. Ind., Sept. 1. Col. Ell F. Ritter made one of the clearest and most effective discussions on the money question here last night ever listened to by Thorn, town people. He talked for two hours to a very much overcrowded house, with many people standing. The Slier Idu 11 McKinley Club. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. SHERIDAN. Ind., Aug. 31. Republicans of this town ftud vicinity orsa nixed a, McKinlev YOUNG GIRLS. Thslr Conduct and Health Often Mynttfl Their Mother. Young- girls often feel and couse quent4y act, very strangely They Ehed tears without apparent cause, are restless, nervous, and at times ulrnost hysterical They seem self- absorbed, and heedless of things po ing on around thenij Sometimes they complain of pain m lower parts of body, flushes of heat in head', cold feet, etc. Young girls are not lree from incipi ent womb troubles. Mothers should see to it that Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound is promptly taken; all druggists have it. The girl will speedily be "herself again," and a probable danger bfl averted. Any information on this sub ject, or regarding all female ailments, will be cheer fulry given free by Mrs. Pinkham, at Lynn, JIass. Write Ier. NATIONAL Tube Works . Wrought-iron Pipe for Gas, . Steam and Water. BnllprTulH,Cast and Mailt 3Mp Iron Fittings (black and alvanlztil). Valves, stop 'ockn. i:ugin4 Trimming, Steam ;aiii,'CH, Vlpa Toiir. I'lne Outers. Viws. Screw I'Ihi" miil DteH, Wrenches. Stenin Traiis, I'limps, Klt a en Sinks. Jl.ne. Halting. Hah ,.Mt Metal. Solder. Wliite and Clwil Wiping Waste, ami all oilier supplies used in connection with ;a. Steam anil Witer. .Natural i;is Supplies a Koeolulty. Steam heat nig Apparatus for l'uti lle liiilUllnifK, Store-room..,, M ills, SuopK.I-'actorlps, Laun dries, I.iiniler Ury-IIoimes, etc. Cut an I Thread to or der anv hIzp. WrougliMron Vlpe. from t? ImU to li itic'hen iliaiiic-ter. KNIGHT & JILLSON. ' 75 and 77 .4. PENNSYLVANIA ST. AMl'SEMKM'S. GRAND TO-DAY, ffi? AI. G. Field Minstrels Prices Matinee: Lower floor, nOc: balrony. 2"o. Night: Orchestra and side boxes, ?l; dress circle, 75c; balcony, 50c; gallery, 25c, FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, I'opnlar-pr:ced f a'urUay m itlnee, Hofa Spectamlar ( o.nedy, A MILK WHITE FLAG Bigger, Better, Brighter Than Ever. Prices aline r 8 abt-y 3. ,vca 8 a ' J'. tn :i oUe. PARK-To-Day g p. ; Lincoln J. Carter's greatest sensational Fuecess, The Tornado Mammoth scenic production of the aKC Prices: 10c, 2c, 30c. Matinees daily. '.0-:norrow-"CNCLE TOM'S CA1UNV tiT'-Sll g ng X ght" Friday. BICYCLE KACKJj! to-m;ht, 8s:n r. m. CAPITOL CITY TRACK Admission 2r.c. Take Fulr Grounds Car. ISSEL'S GARDEN Concert Every Evening. WML M. BIRD. ir. & CO.. 29 East Market Strcst club last Friday niBht with five hundred rnein bern, to meet every Friday night through tho campaign for work. A. C. Pearson was elected president and N. W. OowkIII secretary. Repub licans here are elated over the thirty Democrats lately added to the Republican ranks. The club room is open all hours, with reading matter for all. Mr. JennlnK Hun Ileen I.led Alionl. To the Editor of the Indianapolis Journal: To Whom It May Concern I would sny, as quite a number of public journals an.l designing politicians are using my name as one favoring the free coinage of silver and advocating the election of William Jennings Bryan, I moat emphatically deuy the charge. I am now and always havo been a radical Republican, favoring honest money and protection for the laboring millions, and. if I live, shall vote for my fpilow-countryman and true Amerlca-i, William McKinley. L. A. JENNINGS. j New Castle, Ind., Aug. 31. ' Political oten. Charles I.. Henry spoke to a large crowd at JLosantville Monday night. Hon. U. B. Hunt and Mayor Diggs. cf Winchester, addressed a large audience at Ridgeville last night. CITY NEWS NOTES. J J Allen, of 314 East Market street, has) a peach tree that .s full of peaches and is now putting out a new crop of blo.ssoms. The report of Superintendent Nichols, of the City Hospital, for the month of August, vas submitted to the Uoarrt of Health yes terday. During the month 157 patients vers received, of whom 14ti were adults an. I eleven infants. Eive patients died. 14S wen. discharged, and there are now 103 Inmates. John Fowler, SO Springfleld street, was ar rested yesterday by detectives. Strout and Kaehn. and the charges of burglary and grand larceny placed against him. 1-owler is the last of the -three boys who nro charged with entering Jay's saloon som time ago, one of them being captured at the time and another Monday. nieyele Hnce To-Mtcht. Tho second meet of the Capital City Cycle Club will take place thla evening at the new track near the State fair grounds. Since the first meet the directors of the club have had a large force of men at work on the track, following out the Mras of Sanger, Dumbleton and Webb, who gave the gentlemen interested in tho enterprise some valuable advice when the flyers were here, and the track is now in the best of condition. The local riders who did not ko to Sheibyville yesterday were all. out at tho track, and say that it is in excellent nhapo and that they feel assured that excellent time will be made in the races this evening. Women's Colletr Society. CHICAGO. Sept. 1. The national conven tion of the Kappa Kappa Gamma Society closed yesterday with the election of the following oflicera: Grand president. Miss ;Jlertha 1. Richmond, of Boston I'nlver Hity; grand secretary, Miss Curia K. Sar gent. Northwestern University; grand treasurer. Miss Annabel Collins, of the University of Iowa: grand register. Mls Mignon Talbot, of the University of Ohio.