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THE ..INDIANAPOLIS JOUHNAL, F1UPAY, SEPTEMBER J, 189(3.
7 AS TO RAILWAY REFORMS WHAT OF TIUJ FAST Fltr.UillT MXI1S AXI TKIUHTOlUAIi AGENCIES? Annual Kriiort of President AmIiIcj-, uf tlie Unltaali Llnm He Oefrmln the Joint Traffic Association. It Is" fully understood that the board of managers of the Joint Truffle Association, at the earliest opportunity, will undertake to solve two problems which, have given the presidents more or less anxiety. First, thu cutting down of expenses of the pas str.gcr department by establishing joint agencies, and, second, what fast freight lines shall be abolished. As to cutting 'down the expenses of the passenger de partment less trouble is likely to arise than when the move against thej fast freight lines la undertaken. Since the subject was . first mooted there has been an increase in. fast freight lines and in agencies 'in both trunk line and Central Traffic Association territory. Those in a position to know aver that these freight lines are in no danger of being abolished so long as their chief stockholders are to be found In the direc torates of the roads over which they oper ate. They are little credit mobiliers, or, . wheels within wheels, and the length of their duration depends entirely upon a question of conscience. As this element is as 1 to 16 when measured by intergrity, there is every reason to believe that the fast freight line will live to a ripe old age. This suggestion is by no means orig inal with the joint tra the managers. Jt has been a subject of discussion lor a long time among railway managers, but none of them appeared to have sufficient courage to carry out their convictions; it was through fear that a competitor might di vert a part of the business that would have been secured had some one been about working in the interest of the unrepre sented line. I'nder the reform proposed the initial lines will act for their connections. With rates rigidly maintained, the shipper will have no choice in routes if the service Is equally acceptable. The Wabanli's Annual Report. O. D. Ashley, president of the Wabash Railroad Company, has issued his annual -report for the year ending June 30, which shows; ISOfi. . Change?. Gross earnings $12(07,141 Inc. $tt,2t Operating expenses.. &.242.604 Inc. 321,575 Net earnings , Other income .., Total Charges ... Surplus ........ Dob. int. 1 p. c. $3,501,537 140.739 $3,705.27(5 Inc. $336. 06S 3.63S, 477 Dec. 73.9J3 $06,709 33,000 Inc. $009,971 Net surplus $31,799 - ... " - The report shows that during the year the refunding of the $!.ooo,000 tirst mortgage bonds has been successfully, accomplished, and the financial status of the company, he says, is now more in accordance with the conservative spirit of the times. He speaks in complimentary terms of what .has been accomplished through the opera tions of the Joint Traffic Association. lie says its operations since Jan. 1 have dem onstrated to the satisfaction of all the eom panies interested the entire practicability of maintaining established rates. The lines not yet included are disturbing factors in the situation, although professing to main tain the rates of the association. Strong influences are at work to bring these out standing' lines into membership, and it is hoped that these efforts will be successful. Hallway transportation has not thus far derived the advantages from the immense corn crop of ISM so freely anticipated. This Is to be attributed mainly to the low prices which have ruled in the markets, and . which still prevail. West of Chicago and tv?t. Louis the rate situation is not en couraging, and the efforts to secure' an earnest co-operation between the com peting lines have not leen successful. So Jong as this suicidal policy prevails, railway traffic in the territory west of the gate ways named will be demoralized and un--.-ftfUisfactory. The pending presidential elec tion naturally brings hesitation and dull ness in all departments of trade and in dustry, and this influence is likely to con tinue until the questions at issue are - definitely settled. If the result to be an . noujiced In November is such as to give the financial and commercial interests of the country confidence and hope there is everv reason to believe that a more fa vorable prospect will at once open up to the agencies of transportation. Midlnnri Hecelver Awltetl. There was filed in the Clay County Cir cuit Court yesterday an application for a receiver for the Chicago & Southeastern old Midland) Railway Company, by Robert McPeth. There are altogether about one hundred plaintiffs who from time to time have received judgments against the Mid land which still remain unpaid. The. judg ments will amount to about $5,000 in all. Personal, l.oeiil and General Notes. The shoos of the Vandalia at Kffingham have been closed and the men paid off. General Agent Klpp, of. the Kmplre fast freight line, returned from' his vacation trip yesterday. The Chicago. Burlington & Quincy last week delivered at Chicago 1.76S carloads of , live stock, leading all other lines nearly 700 : carloads. J. T. Brooks, second vice president of the Pennsylvania Company, who has been in the city for several days, returned to Pitts burg last evening. The Panhandle will next week take off two of its local passenger trains and will increase the stons of trains Nos. 5 and 8 to offset the trains dropped. On the Panhandle's Chicago line freight conductors Windlsch, Sellers, Ramsey and Toller and their crews have been laid oft on account of light traffic. The family of N. C. Bean, superintendent Of the Vandalla main line, who now reside In Pittsburg, are arranging to move to Terre Haute, his headquarters. Prof. John Bardsley, oculist of the Pan handle Mnc, will next week start on his annual vacation, putting in his time mostly In visiting the larger of Western cities. Tralri 47 of the Baltimore & Ohio on Wednesday made the run from Columbus, O., to Chicago, 365 miles, covering the dis tance in eight hours and twenty-five min utes, f Since the time schedule of the St. Louis division of the Big Four was rearranged to better accommodate its patrons there has been a decided increase in business on that division. The impression is that the Pittsburg fc Lake Krie will lose its Identity entirely through absorption bv the Lake Shore road, which has practically operated it for , some years. B. P. Williams, recently appointed North ern traveling freight agent of the Louls ,ville & Nashville, is in the city cn official business. He says railroad men all over the South are for sound money. D. F. Donough, general ticket agent at the Union Station, says the receipts frcm sales of tickets in August were but a few dollars less than in August. 1-"'X, and the ' same remark will apply to July. A. I. Shaw, general yardmaster of the Peoria & Eastern, retired voluntarily on account of poor health. He is now sixty eight years ot age and ranks as one of the oldest yardmastvrs In the West. Hon. William IV Fishback. of this city, will to-nifrht deliver an address before the Railroad Men,. Sound-money Club of Terre Haute. The meeting will be held at the east end of the train sheds of the' Union Station at Terre Haute. It -was stated lust evening iliat the posi tion of . city passenger agent of the Big Four, made vacant by the death of 1. C. Drake, would probably be tilled by the appointment of Samuel 2L. 1 1 ice, agent at the Jackson-place office. It is officially announced that the Detroit & Mackinae extension mid the Ray City terminal will lx- opened for business Sept. . 2o. In connection with the Fiiat i IYre Marquette, it will form an important line from Toledo to Michigan points. Some of the roads have made the mistake of allowing their cars to get in bad re pair during the dull time, and now that there is an increasing demand for cars they are troubled to fill their orders with out'borrowing from other roads. William Gibson, superintendent of the Cincinnati and Sandusky divisions of the Big Four lines, and Andrew Wood, private secretary of '.: K. SehafT. general manager of the Big Four, were in the city yester day and attended the convention. Harry Van Gorder. supervisor of the iic-rth end of the Michigan division of the Big Four, will retire to-morrow and be suc ceeded by John Henderson. It is said that Chief Kngineer Kktrtdge will give Van Gorder a more important position. Superintendent Turner and Passenger Traffic Manager Kdwards. of the Cincin nati. Hamilton & Dayton, have gone to Chi Inc. $525,723 Inc. 10,345 cago to confer with Monon officials regard ing time schedules, these lines proposing to keep pace with their competitors. George R. Kimball, train dispatcher of the Chicago division of the Baltimore & Ohio, retired on the 1st of the month, and the employes presented him with a fine combination diamond ring and stud. He takes a more important place on the line. - The Toledo, St. Louis & Kansas City earned - in the week ending Aug. 31, 1S, $1,757.94; 11&5. $57,OC4.36; increase, $4,60.5H. Month ending Aug. 31. lS'.t'i. $193,915.35; 1SS)5, $bS2,!96.71 ; increase, J13.9ls.fi4. July 1 to Aug. 31. 1SW5. $3M0,CS7.67; 1S95, $311,395.12; increase, $49,292.05. C. K. Fink, superintendent of car service of the Chicago fe West Michigan, is in the city. He states that on their line one hun dred or more carloads of peaches are being leaded daily, and the company has every thing in the way of ears, except flat and coal cars, in that service. Harry Miller, general superintendent of the Vandalia lines, N. C. Dean, superin tendent of the main line, Benjamin Mc Keen. superintendent of the Peoria division, and F. T. Hatch, chief engineer, were in the city last night. They are now on an inspection trip of the lines. There has been quite an Improvement in business at Anderson, Ind. The Bee-line division of the Big Four is now handling from forty to fifty loaded cars there daily, which is a marked improvement Over the business of sixty days ago, but still 33 per cent, below the maximum. The Lake Shore people are doing a good deal this season In improving their depots along the line. A very neat depot, con structed of stone and pressed brick, is nearing completion at Wauseon. This style of deiots has been adopted by the company for its more important way stations, the building costing about $5,000. Unless something unforeseen intervenes, two of the most important roads in this country will be sold this month at foreclos ure sale the Norfolk &. Western, Sept. 16, and the Philadelphia & Reading, Sept. 23. In both eases the proprietary companies have had 4lans of reorganization prepared, which, after the roads are sold, will prob ably be carried out. Citizens of Marion, O., have received a letter from Vice President Merrill, of the Erie lines, which does not encourage them to believe that the Krie peoole will aban don their plan of running their through freights as a division between Huntington and Gabon, the grades favoring such a di vision of through runs. The executive officers of the railroad and steamboat companies composing the South ern States Freight Association decided to meet the cut in rates made by the Seaboard Air-iine. On and after Sept. 5 rates on all classes of freight in the territory reached by the Southern States Freight Association will be at or about 35 per cent, of the preset: t rates. Wednesday was the banner day with what is known as the Itoachdale, Cincin nati & Chicago line, the Cincinnati. Hamil ton & Dayton on that day turning fifty-five Chicago passengers over to the Indiana, Decatur & Western. Superintendent Graves, of the Indiana, Decatur & West ern, says if their St. Louis line was doing as well as this the I., D. & W. would be a very strong competitor of the other lines. The efforts of the Erie to recover its lost live stock traffic seem to be successful. Iast' week there 'were shipped over the Krie east from Chicago 325 carloads, of stock, it leading the Grand Trunk nearly fifty cars. Not for several months has any of the ten Eastern lines leO the Grand Trunk, consequently the Erie people are much elated over last wefek's business of this class. Larry Sullivan, formerly with the Big Four, now auditor of the Chesapeake & Ohio, is credited with being one of the most competent auditors in the country. He has a system of his own devising, and on July 2S he sent his annual report for the year ending June 30, 1SP6, to President lngalls. It Is usually two to four months after the year expires before auditors have their an nual reports ready to submit. Local Superintendents Leyton, of the Pullman company, and Hadlock, of the Wagner Palace Car Company, have had a busy week, as, in addition to their regular sleeping cars to look after, they have had forty-two additional cars which brought delegates to the National Democratic con vention, and in most cases the cars were occupied at night by delegates. The Big Four sent out a special last night hauling four of the New York and two of the Bos . ton cars. President Crapo, of the Flint & Pere Marquette, -says regarding the reports of a consolidation with the Columbus, Hocking Valley & Toledo that "there has been no consolidation of the Flint and Hocking Valley roads, although the two roads are working in harmony. It was proposed some time ago to consolidate the Norfolk & Western.Hocking Valley. Flint and other roads into one great system, of which I was to be the 'great mogul,' but the plans never materialized and there is no prospect as yet of any consolidation of any of the roads." Toby Welch, one of the veteran engi neers on the Pennsylvania lines, was fatal ly injured in a wreck on the Erie Pitts burg division and his fireman, P. Ohmstead, was crushed to death. Mr. Welch begun service on the Pennsylvania lines forty years ago. For thirty-four years he had been running an engine on the E. & P. di vision, for twenty years the train he was running when he received his probably fa tal injuries. H. W. Byers, superintendent of that division, states that this was the first accident Mr. Welch was ever in. His engine was hauling the Erie fast express, and near Springboro collided with a light engine when running fifty miles an hour Engineer Welch had both legs broP-; and his skull fractured. -"' In round numbers, it may be said that on June 30, 1896, there were in the United States in the hands of reeeivers 130 roads with 30.000 miles of lines and representing $1,000,900,000 of investments in capital stock and lands. These figures show a large re duction in the mileage and capitalisation within trie last twelve months under con sideration, owing to the very large num. ber of foreclosure sales during that period, including several properties of great mag nitude, such as the Atchison, Tooeka & Santa Fe, Erie. New York. Pennsylvania fc Ohio, etc. Per contra, there were some large additions to the receivership list, in cluding the great Baltimore & Ohio, and, from the present unfavorable outlook, it begins to be doubtful whether the reorgan ization of insolvent roads will be found to have kept pace with the new insolvencies during the calendar year 1896. VITAL STATISTICS SEPT. 3. i .I. - - Iehabod Silman. sixty-three years, Insane Hospital, brain disease. Infant Guedel, 281 South Oliver street, premature. Oscar Kelly, six months, 207 West Third street, inanition. Fannie Freider, thirty-three years, 12 Mulberry street, tuberculosis. Mary R. Boyd, fifty-eight years. 324 East Seventeenth street, aortic stenosis. Lillian Spencer, eighty-four years, 1044 North Alabama street, old age. DirtliK. Mary and Jacob Becker, 5 Rosalin street, boy. Lottie and Charles Clary, 59 Bloomington street, boy. v Myrtle and Otis Murie, 14S Vermont street, boy. Annie and William Jones, city. girl. Minnie and William Engmorn, 452 West ! Vermont street, girl. Mary and F. E. Hought, 1732 Graceland avenue, . boy. 1 Mary and George Bartlett, 1 Wood street, boy. Emma and A. M. Lloyd, 136 Hosbrook street, -girl. Mary and Henry Fisher, 13 Spruce street, girl. Mr. and Mrs. Rufus Bennett, 71 Kansas street,, boy. Mnrrlanre. Licenses. Frank Herder and Mary Wertz. Frederick D. Williams and Sarah Eliza lieth Fox. Ferdinand A. Mueiler and Elizabeth Goepper. Alfred Foltz and Ella Heiner. Jack Cooper and Hattie Fields. IVimiouN for Veterans. Certificates have been Issued to the fol-lowing-named Indianians: Additional Benjamin C. Clark, National Military Home. Marion. Increase Adoiph Jurgens, New Albany, Oliver S. Hart. Indianapolis. Original Widows, etc. Jennie Kern. Rich mond. Ittiildlui; Permit. Fannie Leek, frame house. Highland ave nue, $!T-0. V. It. Miller, repairs 034 East Georgia street. $15. Henry Danier, frame house, 19 Buchanan street, At l.r.t. Kansas City Journal. At last there is to be a national conven tion that will indorse the Cleveland ad mi nst rat ion. For lira In Fbjj Vmc Horsford's Acid IMtoaphate. Dr. J. S. Parke. Franklin. Tenn., says; 'Have always found very satisfactory re suits from it In nervous exhaustion, brain tag and prostration of various kinds." REPORT IN DETAIL. (Concluded from Fifth, l'nce.l in this city, we placed a Democratic State ticket in the field, and the nominee of that convention, protesting he had no time to make a political campaign, protesting that his business and his health would not per mit it. finally yielded to the solicitation of his friends and to duty, and we have here In your midst and as a delegate on this lloor Rufus F. Sprague. the Democratic nominee of the State of Michigan for Gov ernor (applause), and 50. 0W of the Demo crats of Michigan will poll their vote for him next November; and if we can follow it up in this convention by the nomination of a gentleman who in himself represents the doctrine of Democracy, we will insure the electoral vote of the State of Michi gan' against the Populistlc ticket of Chi cago. (Applause.) PALMER'S NAME BRINGS CHEERS. "Nbw, gentlemen, I am commissioned, and I am proud to bear that commission, by the delegation from the State of Mich igan to present to you as the choice of Michigan a gentleman whom we believe embodies in the clearest and most concise and stalwart manner the doctrines enun ciated in the magnificent platform which has just been presented to you; a man who has for long years been known of the peo ple of this country; who has1 been, not a professed, but a real friend of the working men of this Union; who has been first and foremost in every movement for the relief of the people of this country from the tyranny of taxation; who has stood as a tower of strength and a light in this great northwestern country; and we believe that with him in nomination we can go back to Michigan and warm the hearts of our wandering Democrats and bring them back to the fold, and that you may accomplish the same tiling through every common wealth in this country. "I am here, gentlemen, for the purpose of presenting, as the choice of Michigan,' a gentleman whom we expect will take the standard that was first reared by Jeffer son's hands, carried by Jackson and up held to-day by Grover Cleveland (applause), and that he will carry that banner and lead this movement to a restored Democ racy, a prouder victory than the victory which is crowned by the emoluments of office, because it will lead a betrayed and Insulted people back into the paths that the fathers trod, and it will be the begin ning of a new Democratic party that snail bestow its unnumbered blessings on the coming generations. Gentlemen. I have the honor to name to you that gallant, sound and magnificent statesman of the State of Illinois, John M. Palmer." The mention of Senator Palmer's name wsa received with tremendous applause, more than half of the delegates rising to their feet and , cheering enthusiastically. When the tumult subsided Mr. Enright, of Michigan, obtained the recognition of the chair and said: "As a delegate of Michigan I wish also to second the name of Senator John M. Palmer. The Democracy nominated the hero of Gettysburg, Winfield Scott Han cock, because the Democracy was satisfied with his record. The Democracy nominated Samuel J. Tilden because they were satis tied with his record. The Democracy nomi nated and elected that American patriot, Cleveland, because they were satisfied with his record. (Applause.) The Democracy of Michigan nominates John M. Palmer be cause they know his record." At this point Mr. Irish, of California, rose to a point of order, claiming that the dele gate from Michigan was out of order, as the roll of States was being called for the presentation of names. The chair decided the point of order not well taken, but Mr. Enright had, apparently, finished what he had to say, and the roll-call was proceeded with. BHAGG, SOLDIER ASD STATESMAN. Placed Before the Convention by Burr YV. Jones, of "Wisconsin. The roll call was then continued. Colo rado had no candidate, but Connecticut yielded her time to the State of Wisconsin. Mr. Burr W. Jones, of Wisconsin, then ad dressed the convention as follows: "I do not quite quote the language of one who. in a Republican convention, be came known to fame, when I ask what are we here for, if not for our principles? Al though in former years Wisconsin was classed as a Republican State, in 1S90 the Democracy was successful, and in 1S92 Wis consin again cast a handsome majority for the State and electoral tickets of the Dem ocratic party. But about two years ago the pendulum swung to Republicanism again. About sixty days ago the Democ racy of Chicago sent a delegation to the Chicago convention pledged to honest money and the gold standard. To-day there are gathered together in Milwaukee in another convention our erring and mis guided brethren, who are singing their hosannas to free silver, and who, content in their quick conversion, are already antici pating the spoils of victory. There are others now wavering and uncertain wheth er they shall bow to or turn away from the false prophets now clothed in the livery of Democracy. The sound-money men of Wisconsin are unanimous in the belief that the man who can best rally those who now hesitate as to their duty in Wisconsin and In this Nation is that matchless leader whose name is a household word in every home in Wisconsin more than that whose deathless courage and devotion to this gov ernment are a part of the glory of our Re public. As I utter these words there comes to the mind of every man in this audience the name of the dauntless commander of the old Iron Britrade. the hero of fiftv bat tles, fighting Edward Bragg, of the United States. "In the great national conventions of our party for more than thirty years he has been a leader in the counsels of Democ racy. For eight years in the halls of Con gress he represented his State, and. as the chairman of important committees, was tried and trusted by his State and Nation. His record as a legislator and as the rep resentative of our government at a foreign court are an open book to which we invite your inspection with utmost fearlessness. General Brag is a modest man and if I were to pretend that he has never erred he would repudiate the claim. But I do assert that he has never misled the people by am biguous phrases. And if he has ever had reason to change his views on any subject he was honest and bold enough to tell the truth. Moreover, it is part of the political history of our State that for many years the views of General Bragg upon the great question which now divides the Democratic party have been in full accord with that win,? of the party . which is represented here to-day.:' "General Bragg is one of the ablest law yers of the Northwest and hence he can only abtior this dogma of the Chicago con vention, that the Supreme Court of. the United States should be packed for the purposes of partisan plunder. "His Democracy goes back without a break almost to the days of Jackson, hence he can only loathe the modern doctrine that a great government should compel creditors, public and private, to accept payment of their debts in a depreciated and dishonest currency. "General Bragg, as a citizen soldier, loves law and order as the very apple of his eye. How could he but turn in abhorrence from that platform which stretches out to law lessness the right hand of encouragement and fellowship? WOULD VINDICATE CLEVELAND. "It would be a fitting response to the conduct of the Chicago convention, and to the insults it heaped upon our- President, if this convention should nominate one in whom Mr. Cleveland has more than once reposed a special confidence. If the Chi cago convention could not. General Bragg does recognize the fact, that every hour of his career Grover Cleveland has stood ready to sacrifice himself on the altar of revenue reform; that the reforms in the civil service alone during the last two Democratic administrations will endure as a monument to th courage ana patriotism of Mr. Cleveland, when the whole miser able work of tht-; Chicago convention will lie remembered by Americans only in humiliation and shame. "In a campaign which the masses of a. great people are invited by . every art of the demagogue and by every appeal to prejudice to depart from the principles of common honesty, we shall need as our leaders, men whose courage has been tested and tempered in the tierce heat cf repeated conflicts. We must appeal to the highest moral sense of the American peo ple, to their national pride, to their sense of honor. They never yet have proved dis honest; I believe they never will. "If there is any doubt as to the courage of General Bragg, go ask- the battle scarred v4jeran who faced him at the sec ond battle of Bull Hun. at South Mountain, at Antietam. at the battles of Fredericks burg and during the long struggles of the Wilderness. "During these days of processions and crowded streets in Indianapolis the o'd vet erans who wore the blue and the old vet erans who wore the gray, have vied in their tributes of love and "honor of the old commander. All the world honors the men who know how to fight in time of war and how to forget and love in time of peace. "If in this great civil battle, hieh must now be fought to the end, it si. 'Id be the pleasure of this -conventioa - to nominate one who fought Cnder the stars and stripes, and another of equal valor who fought under the stars and bars, the sound-money Democracy would rally as one man under the old veterans, marching no longer face to face in deadly conflict, but shoulder to should under one banner, on which should be inscribed, 'The national honor shall be preserved.' "Proudly we present to you the name of General Bragg. We love him fcr the splen did r?cord of hiklong civile l,fe, for the Democracy, for revenue reforra and for good government; we love him no less for his bravery in the battlehe has fought on tented fields; we lovo him because he has never worshiped at - the glittering shrine of temporary success; we love him not only for the enemies he has made, but be cause he is the friend of honest men and an honest dollar. We who have gathered in this convention have thereby pledged ourselves to maintain this struggle for hon est money. We have enlisted for the war. No matter whom you may name for your commander. General Ed Bragg will be in the thickest of the fight, lie would be lonesome anywhere else. He would gladly buckle on his s.vord as a private in the ranks, but we ask you in the name of those who love him in Wisconsin and in behalf of hundreds of thousands who wait expec tant in other States, will it not be best to let the gallant general lead the charge?" Florida and Georgia for Palmer. The call, of the roll of States was re sumed by the secretary with Delaware, which had no candidates to present. When Florida was reached Mr. Thos. E.' Hart ridge came upon the platform and made a short speech. He said: "What I will have to say to you will pos sess the merit of brevity if none other. (Loud applause.) I am charged by my del egation with a message which I desire to deliver to this convention. . We came here for the purpose of setting, so far as we could, our seal of 'condemnation upon the errors that had been promulgated by the Chicago convention; we came. here to put our foot upon the errors that have crossed the borders of our State; we came here to advocate a policy which we can all in dorse. We advocate a dollar that shall be good on land and sea, in every civilized country on earth. (Applause.) We came here to in augurate a warfare against that unholy trinity, the Populists, the so-called Demo crats and the silverites of the Chicago con vention. Standing here with that purpose we believe that the gentleman who has represented the Democratic party in the United States Congress for two terms em bodied more nearly than any other person our ideas in regard to Democratic princi ples. It was our purpose when we came here to nominate a candidate, but we have concluded to second the nomination of John M. Palmer, .of Illinois.'.'. (Applause.) When Georgia was reached Mr. Thomas F. Corrigan came upon the platform and said: , ,t .ij ;. ... v "Mr. President and Gentlemen of the Con vention I, am instructed by a majority of the delegation from Georgia to second the nomination of the Hon. John M. Palmer, of Illinois. (Loud applause.) In doing so I desire to supplement that utterance with an observation that I think at least is timely. This is the first supreme moment of assurance of the restoration of the na tional honor that has been vouchsafed the American people since the free-silver plot was conceived and launched. The battle of the standard so-called has waged with a fury and unequaled fierceness upon, th P'fins of the American Waterloo, but Blucher has arrived. (Applause and laugh ter.) In this convention we see much to hope for. We see in it assurance of hope of American honor and a Democratic fu ture. M'e believe that John M. Palmer is the proper man (applause) to meet upon the field thist oha.mpioai i of the free silver doctrine who obtained his nomina tion at Chicago" by his advocacy of that heresy there. With General Palmer on the ticket at its head I believe that victory is certain." (Applause.) fr'th Ve?ls w?8 called the delegation from that State asked that it be passed for PtSent lowa and Tncana announced that they had no candidates. Kentucky was passed,- When Louisiana was reached the chairman of that delegation announced that Louisiana had no candidate to pre sent nor any speech to make (loud ap plause) further than to say that no matter who the candidate might be they would support him with heart and soul to the end. The State of Maine announced that ft had no candidate to present. The State of Maryland announced that Senator Palmer was good enough for them. Massachusetts announced that she had no candidate to present, but would be glad to vote as soon as they could get to a ballot. (Laughter and applause.) The State of Michigan was passed. Minnesota Seconds Palmer. When the State of Minnesota was reached Mr. Cutcheon. of that State, said: "Mr. Chairman and Gentlemen of the Con ventionI shall take but a moment of your time. (Enthusiastic applause.) Until an hour ago Minnesota had a candidate to present to this convention. When the al leged Democrats of the Chicago convention had attempted to smirch the name of Democracy and put dishonor upon the Na tion one of Minnesota's bravest sons came back to his own State and, like a loyal Democratic son of the North Star State, refused to submit to the action of that body. He did not stop to discuss the ques tion of whether he was a revolutionist or Democrat. He called upon the loyal Dem ocrats of Minnesota to come forward and raise the banner of true Democracy.' Until an hour ago it was the purpose of the Dem ocrats of Minnesota:-to ask you to consider as a fit candldatef for, -a. standard bearer Daniel W. Lawler. oX theVNorth Star State, but, gentlemen, we have become convinced that there is but one man whose name is fit to be linked with that leader of South ern chivalry General Buckner, of Ken tucky. (Loud cheering.) And that is the gallant and sturdy old war horse of Illinois, Gen. John M. Palmer." (Loud cheering.) Mississippi had no candidate, and as the chairman of that delegation announced, nobody in the delegation could make a speech. (Laughter.) - Missouri Seconds Orngff, When Missouri was called Mr. Lehman, of that State, took the platform and said: "The delegates from Missouri came to this convention expecting to present for your consideration', under the instructions of their State, the namerpf their fellow-citizen. Col. James O. Broadhea'd. fJ (Cheers.) The purity of his private life, his 'high abil ities, his uprightness of character, his wide experience In professional and public af fairs, make him worthy of any distinction that you might confer; but he declined to permit us to use his name, and we reluct antly acquiesced in his decision. We meet here forewarned of defeat. No candidate whom we name here can be elected. (Voices: 'No, no; we don't believe that:') Let us face the worst, and let us take it even for granted that he may not carry erne electoral vote.. (Cries of: 'No. no: we don't believe it!') No; though our hope is forlorn, our efforts will not be jn vain. If we worthily sustain this contesl it will mean a new Ther mopylae the sacrifice of individuals and the salvation of the Nation. (Cheers.) The supreme requirement of leadership in such an emergency is supreme courage; a cour age which needs not the prospect of victory to incite it to action; a courage which can be found in duty alone the inspiration o the utmost doing and the utmost daring. (Applause.) We find, this need met by a distinguished citizen of the United States who has been all his life inured to fight in field and forum; who has borne himself with equal gallantry in battle and debate; who has the impetuous courage of the cav alier in attack and the stubborn courage of the Roundhead in defense (applause); a man who is no more afraid of the metaphor than he is of a musket. (Cheers and cries of 'Good!' 'Good!') I second the nomina tion of the grim, the great, the grizzled veteran, the iron leader of the Iron Bri gadeEdward S. Bragg,,, of Wisconsin." (Cheers.) Montana had no candidate to present, and Chairman C. S. Montgomery, of Ne braska said, when thar- State was called: "Nebraska- thinks that shf has already fur nished one too many candidates for Presi dent." (Great laughter and cheers.) New Hampshire seconded the nomination of Palmer. New Jersey had nothing to say ar.d New York had no candidate to present. North Carolina and North Dakota were in the same fix. Chairman Holdick. of the Ohio delegation, said that with its usual modest v Ohio had no candidate, a state ment which was received with laughter and cheers. ! on Stands by Iloth. When Oregon was called Chairman Mc Arthur responded as follows: "Mr. Chairman My interest in this con vention and in the cause for which it stands is attested by the fact that t came here with my colleagues from the State of Oregon in answer to the cali of duty and of patriotism. As I stand in the midst of this august assemblage every liber of my being thrills with pride. I am proud of my Amer ican citizenship, proud that I am a dele gate to this convention and doubly proud that there are so many Democrats in this land who are determined to rebuke the par ty treason of the Ohicagu convention. Ours is the righteous duty of pressing home ucoa the dull comprehension of the leaders of that convention that there are In our ranks over a million independent Demo crats who spurn their platform and reject their candidates. Those Democrats have the courage of their conviction and are de termined to fight as never men fought be fore to recover their surrendered banners and re-establish the principles of their par ty so basely adjured. And we have an other lofty duty to perform that of insist ing upon honesty in the assertion of party principles and in the application of party principles to governmental policies. From this time forth let it be a maxim of politics in this country that the party which is not honest does not deserve and will not attain success. Let us stand steadfast for honest money, honest policies and honest govern ment. "To lead us in this crisis we need a brave, an honest and a determined man; one loyal to our cause and devoted to its principles. I disparage no one when 1 say that General Bragg is the man for this service. Not only in council and in de bate has he displayed conspicuous ability, but on the field of battle he has evinced undaunted courage. Uneler his leadership we will be found in the contest, every wound that we receive will be found in front. I second the nomination of General Bragg." A member of the Oregon delegation, dif fering from Mr. McArthur, said that while Oregon Democrats were united In devotion to their country and to Democratic prin ciples, yet they were divided as to methods, and for those whom he represented he de sired to second the nomination of John M. Palmer. Pennsylvania, Rhode Island. South Caro lina and South Dakota had no candidates to present. When Tennessee was called Mr. J. H. Holman. of that delegation, said: "Mr. Chairman I am instructed by the united voices of the Tennessee delegation to second the nomination of the Hon. John M. Palmer, whom we recognize not only to be a National Democrat, but one who in public affairs and experience in this world has passed the period of his boyhood. We recognize in him one who is honest: one who is capable, and one who will prove true to his trust." Texas and Vermont seconded the . nomi nation of General Palmer. When Virginia was called Mr. Southall, chairman of. the delegation said: "Virginia regrets that she cannot honor both General Palmer and General Bragg. I was in the convention of 1SS4. and when we were anxious about Cleveland I shall never forget the battle cry which General Bragg gave to the Cleveland supporters 'We love him for the enemies he has made, but as we have no dual presidency, as, unlike Rome, we cannot have two consuls, and we must select between these dis tinguished men, Virginia thinks, in defer ence to the size of the electoral vote of Illinois.! and influenced by another reason which is a compliment to General Bragg, that Wisconsin is certain, and Illinois with i t,oTitir.fniip i-ntps mav be doubtful. she desires to second the nomination oj John M. Palmer, ot Illinois. ivppiause. ILLINOIS COMBS, TOO. Jndge 'Moron Tells Why tlie Delega tion Had Remained Silent. t Washington seconded the nomination of General Palmer. West Virginia had no candidate, and the State of Illinois, which had been passed in the roll call, was then called by the secretary. Judge Thomas A. Moran, of Illinois, then addressed the con vention as follows: "Mr. Chairman and Gentlemen of the Convention We only break silence now to explain to you why, during the progress of this afternoon's session of this convention, Illinois has been silent so long. We have been silent, gentlemen, because our lips were sealed by the commands of the Hon. John M. Palmer, of Illinois. It has been our conviction since the question of the candi dacy of this convention has been mooted that John M. Palmer was the man, above all other men in the United States, who filled the eye and the public ear with satis faction as the proper candidate of this convention. But we were forbidden to say so by that gentleman, who is as modest and retiring as he is great, and now we speak what we have to say without hia permission or consent. "When we hear State after State In this convention proclaiming the same conviction that' we have held from the first, we cannot longer restrain our voices, but must unite i . i. Dninnttnff t hi. linn .Inhn I Willi VUU All BCICUliiift vi, v. J ww.... - -- I Palmer as the standard bearer of tnt3-k convention, (ureal appiduw "In his selection you will honor Illinois, and Illinois is one, at least, if not indeed the true battle held where this election js to be decided. (Applause.) There is but one issue in this campaign. Platforms may contain declarations and resolutions, but it is the habit of the American people, and of free people everywhere, to settle one political issue' at a time. The issue in this campaign is the issue between sound money and depreciated currency, and In John M. Palmer you have a man whose political life has been devoted, whenever the question was to the front, to the de fense of sound money against all sorts of depreciated currency or of Hat paper or fiat money by the government. "General Palmer stands in Illinois for sound money as against fiatism. green backism and free silver, and there he has stood during all the days of his political life. (Cheers.) We are, by the circum stances of this campaign, put in temporary alliance upon this question with the candi dates of the Republican party. We can see in this campaign but one issue, but, unfortunately, the Republicans, who aro our temporary allies upon this issue, see in this campaign two issues. They see in this campaign the issue of high protection, but, gentlemen, that issue was settled in this country four years ago (loud cheer ing), and we can never have it brought to the front again; and the idea that there is in this campaign two issues arises from political confusion or political intoxication. The only issue in this campaign is sound money, and.no matter what is put in this platforr.-. or what is put in any other plat form tl.a' issue the American people wllj decide In this campaign, and they will for ever srttle the question of free silver and give nnancial peace and commercial pros- "I'think that no man is better qualified to lead in this battle or is better prepared to carry on this contest than General John M Palmer. There Is a peculiar fitness in nominating him. It is peculiarly fit that we should call upon him to lead us in this fight and if he does not lead us on to victory, he will fight for the honor, the glory and the reputation of ourselves and our party." (Loud cheering.) THE OSLY BALLOT. . . , . , . ...... I ...... , T Palmer Gets 7.17 1-2 and Brnfis 124 1-2 Made I'natiimons. Upon the conclusion of these remarks the fhairman directed the secretary to call the roll of States for the purpose of allow ing them to announce their preferences for the nominee to lead the ticket The first and only ballot for President resulted as follows: Palmer. Bragg. Alabama '. 16 6 Arkansas 1" California . I8 Colorado '. J Connecticut .. 12 Delaware 6 Florida Georgia 26 .. Ill'nois Indiana jjO .. Iowa v f ' a -2 Kansas 20 ... Kentucky H 12 I Louisiana 1 Maine 12 .. Maryland 16 Massachusetts 30 Michigan 2Jj Minnesota .....15 3 Mississippi 1 Missouri 17 17 Montana 6 Nebraska 8 8 New Hampshire 8 New Jersey 19 1 New York. 47 25 North Carolina 22 .. X'rtrth Dakota 6 .. Ohio 30 15 Oregon 4 4 Pennsy'vania G3 1 Rhode Island 8 South Carolina IS South Dakota 5 3 Tennessee 21 3 Texas 30 Virginia 21 Vermont 8 Washington 8 ., West Virginia 12 Wisconsin 21 Alaska fi Arizona C New Mexico f ., Oklahoma C Totals TOTU 124',i After Pennsylvania had been called Gen eral Pregg was seen mounting his seat in the Wisconsin delegation, and a universal shout of "Uragg. Bragg" indicated that the convention expected he was about to do '.he graceful thing by his successful competitor. General Palmer. When the ballot had been completed, but before the result was an nounced. General Bragg said: "Mr. Chairman Thanking my noble State for the honor she has done me in presenting my name as a candidate before this distinguished body of Democrats, and thanking those other States which have kindly g'ven me their support, I think I can do myself no greater honor than at this time to move the unanimous nomination of General John M. Palmer, of Illinois (cheers), and I can assure him and hia friends that I shall occupy just the same place toward him and toward the principle I GOLD BILL M'KIILEY, Gold or Silver Bills Which Shall It Be? $5,000 in CasLs'Kis-Me" Gum Save your wrappers. It will pay-you. Buy a packag-e of "Kis Me" Gum and learn full particulars. .'For' sale everywhere. Send your guesses to "KIS-ME" GUM CO., Louisville, Ky. 1 -.MEYER BROS., Indianapolis, Ind., Controlling' Agents for Indi ana, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska and Missouri. CAMPAIGN JJTHOGJAJPH PICTURES . McKINLEY ) Per loo, - - $3.50 j BRYAN HOBART f Per i.ooo. $25.00 1 SEW ALL Also, PHOTOGRAVURE PICTURES of MOUNT j Per ioo, - $5.00 SHIVELY These Photogravures are a work of art, worthy of hanging in any parlor, and are not to be had elsewhere. i that Is supported by this convention as if I had been its leader. (Cheers.) My voice and my figure will always be where Wis consin, as she has expressed her opinion, says her sons ought to be in battle near est to the flashing of the guns." (Cheers.. which, after traveling in a promiscuous manner around the hall, arranged them selves in. three formal "hurrahs" for Gen eral Bragg.) The Chair General Bragg moves that the rules be suspended and that Gen. John M. Palmer be nominated by acclamation. The motion prevailed by a unanimous vote, jand the Chair announced that Gen. John M. Palmer was the nominee of the Niftional Democratic party for President of th,rnited States. Immediately upon the announcement, the music of "Hail Columbia" rose from the band in the gallery, the standards of the States were' gathered in a bouquet about the marker of Illinois, and the delegates, Joined by a small number of the audience, swung their fans and hats as a salute to the successful candidate. Then the standards started in procession, winding about the aisles.-. and. after a minute or two of march ing, were brought back to their respective positions. Of course, this was accompanied by a good deal of noise from the throats of the delegates, but when the standards re sumed their places the commotion rapidly subsided and the business of the conven tioinas permitted to proceed. JvBlCKSER BY ACCLAMATION. Wllnn V. Ilrovruer, of the Bine Grnw State, Made the Speech. The Chair announced that the secretary would call the roll of States for the nomina tion fpr Vice President. The secretary stepped to ,he front and In a loud voice called ."Kentucky." This was followed by terrific applause and loud cries for Buckner. Wilbur F. Browder, of Kentucky, came to the platform and was introduced by the chairman. He was received with deafening applause .and the band played "Old Ken tucky Home," "while the standards of the different .States gathered around the Ken tucky delegation, it took several minutes for the chairman to restore order, and when comparative quiet had been restored Mr. Browder spoke as follows: "Mr. Chairman and Gentlemen of the Convention In the fierce conflict at Chi cago between principles upon the one side and a cowardly expediency upon the other the Democratic party of the United States received at the hands of its betrayers a cruel and murderous blow. But that it was not mortally wounded is evidenced by this magnificent . gathering of representative Democrats, who have com from every sec tion of the Union, not for the purpose of seeking or bestowing the emoluments cf place and power, but for the purpose of en tering their indignant protest against that strange and revolutionary creed which that convention sent forth to an astounded peo ple and misname! it a Democratic plat form. - "That great political party whose origin Is almost coeval with the birth of American liberty; which took its inspiration from the Declaration of Independence itself; which was designed by its great founder to le the interpreter and defender of the federal Con stitution," the guide and champion of gov ernment upon this continent; that party which has embellished American civiliza tion with a long line of illustrious deeds from the achievements of Jefferson to the achievements of Cleveland, has witnessed the rise and fall of so many political or ganizations and is the hope ami refuge of. the many patriotic lovers of liberty regu lated by law, by the God of nations pro tected, has lived t,oo long to perish by the sword of Altgeld or by the red torch of Tillman. "Those of us w .io realize that the fulmina tions of that convention were at war wltn all the traditions and principles of Democ racy have assembled here to-day for the purpose of making a platform and nom inating a presidential ticket which shall appeal to every enlightened Democrat in the land. We have stated the principles of our party to-day in the platform. We have nominated for the office of President the distinguished soldier-statesman from Illinois. Now, I come from that dear old commonwealth, which I love, and on its behalf ask this great convention to place upon that platform and by the side of the distinguished John M. Palmer, of Illinois, Kentucky's grand old man, Simon Bolivar Buckner." (Great applause.) Mr. M. P. May. of Ohio, moved that Gov ernor Buckner be nominated by acclama tion and the motion was instantly seconded by Mr. Bobbins, of Illinois, and Griffin, of New York. The chairman nut the motion and it was carried with a mighty shout, and the Chair declared General Buckner the nominee of the convention for Vice President of the United States. Following the nomination of General Buckner there was an immense demonstra tion of the delegates, who seized the stand ards of their various States and marched around the hall, while the delegates arose in their places on tlie floor en masse and shouted -and swung thlr hats with the greatest enthusiasm. The band In the gal lery struck up the air "My Country. 'Tis of Thee." This demonstration was continued for some ten minutes, when the dignity of. the body, which hau leen for a timu upset and carried away by the enthusiasm of the moment, was restored and the nnal busi ness of the convention was proceeded with. MP. G. N. Davis, of Kentucky, offered the following resolution: "Resolved, That the thanks of this con vention be tendered to our temporary na tional committeemen and our temporary national executive committee for their great and wie work for the Democratic party." 4 Applause.) The resolution "'a adopted. Col. James O. Broadheid. of Missouri, offered the following resolution: "Resolved. That the national committee shall have full power to arrange for the placing of all the candidate: nominated ly the National Democratic party upon the ballots Of their respective- States in the manner required by the election laws of said States. That said committee shall have jKiwer to fill all vacancies and ar range for the notification of . candidates nominated by this convention, and gener ally to exercise all the powers of this con vention after the adjournment thereof." The resolution was adopted. Mr. James 11. Kckels. 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A New Jersey delegate moved to adjourn to the 4th of March, lV'T. oa the inaugura tion of President Palmer. There wi re some cheers and a little ripplo of laiiKhtrr at this unl iue motion. The convention then adjourned sine die. and, to the strains of "Auld l.antf Sync," slowly dissolved. Are you tired all the time? Then your Mood needs to be enriched and purliled by Hood's Sartuioarilla. the one true blooj puritier. It Klves vigor and vitality. Hood's Pills arc .ay to take. eay to operate. Cur Indigestion, biliousness; Desks A i X .. 3 C