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The Work of the Evening Session—The
National Committee,
Curcaco, July 11.—Pursnant to ad
journment yesterday afternoon, the Dem
ocratic convention gathered into the hall
promptly, and was called to order at 8:05
o’clock. A resolution was offered by Mr.
Henry, of Mississippi, expressing the re
gret and intense admiration of the con
vention at reading the statesmanlike, pa
triotic letter or Samuel J. Tiiden, in
which he made known the overpowering
and providential necessity which con
strained him to decline the nomination to
the Presideney; condemning the fraud
and violence by which Tilden and Hen
dricks were cheated out of their oflices
in 1876; expressing the regret that the
Nation has been deprived of the lofty
patriotism and splendid executive and
administrative ability of Mr. Tilden, and
appointing a committee to convey these
sentiments to that gentleman. Adopted.
On motion of Mr. Cleveland, of New
Jersey, it was ordered that the States and
Territories be now called for the names
of members of the National Democratic
A report was made by the Committee
on Resolutions in favor of the proposition
to permit the National Committce to
choose a chairman outside of its own
members. The report was adopted.
A delegate from Arkansas offered a
resolution abrogating and discontinuing
in future the two-thirds rule in the nomi
nation of candidates for President and
Vice President. Il
"~ Mr. Abbett, of New Jersey, moved to
postpone the resolution indefinitely.
The Platform.
At 9 p. a. Mr. Morrison, of Illinois,
chairman of the Committee on Resolu
tions, stepped to the platform to present
the report of that committee. His ap
pearance was grected with cheers. The
platform was read by one of the reading
clerks. [The full text of the document,
which consumed one hour in reading,
will be found on the second page of to
day’'s TerEGRAPH, together with Butler’s
tariff plank.l There was a slight mani
festation of approval at the conclusion of
the reading. Toe only paragraph which
elicited applause during the read
ing was that referring to Tilden.
When the recading was concluded
Mr. Morrison said he would yield to
General Butler to present a minority re
port. He would then allow Gen. Butler
thirt‘y minutes to discuss his report. He
would also allow fifteen minutes to Mr.
Converse, of Ohio, and five minutes to
Mr. Watterson, and then he would move
the previous question and call for a vote.
Gen. utler’s Speech.
After General Butler’sreport [found on
the second page of to-day’s TELEGRAPH]
had been read by the clerk its author took
the stand and delivered a half hour
speech. Ile said he appeared with great
diffidence. Most things in the platform
he agreed to. Those which had just been
read were submitted and not agreed to.
There was one thing on which there was
most radical difference between the two
platforms. Both agreed that there was
no constitutional pewer to raise revenuc
beyond the necessary wants of the Gov
ernment; that it should be raised accord
ing to the doctrines of the fathers, and
that no tax should be laid on the
necessaries of life not produced in this
country. He came here as no mendicant,
no beggar. Ife came here representing
more than 1,500,000 laboring men. MHe
had brought their condition before the
committee, and had demanded, not that
it should give them anything, but that
when taxing the people the tax should be
taken where it would hurt them least.
Was not that a reasonable demand? Did
they think they could get along without
that? He thought not. Ile objected to
the tariff plank in the platform in the
committee because it took the committec
thirty-six hours to frame it. And if it
took those able gentlemen so long to
frame it and to get it in form, there must
be some reason for that. Ifthey could
not find out in thirty-six hours what they
wanted, how were his laboring men to
find out what it meant? |Laughter.]
There was a radical difference between
the committee and himsell, The very
able chairman of the committee, Mr.
Morrison, thought there should be no
such thing as protection to American
labor by tagation. He (Butler) believed
that there should be such protection, such
fostering, such cheering. Mr. Morrison
could not yield his convictions, and he
(Butler) could not yield his, and
therefore the committee nad to spend
all that time to say something that would
mean one thing one way and another
thing another way. [Laughter.] He
asked the delegates to read that tarift
plank and see if they could find out ex
actly what it did mean. It did not mean
protection. If it did, Colcnel Morrison
was too honest a man to bring it here,
and yet it was so twisted that it might
mean protection. [Laughter.] The De
mocracy had in its platform in 1880 a
plank of “‘tariff for revenue only,” andit
broke the back of the most gallant soldier
in the country. H[Laughtcr.] And now
they had a tariff plank ‘““for public pur
poses exclusively.” Where was the dif
ference? ‘‘Exclusively’’ meant ‘‘only,”’
and ‘“‘only” meant “exclusively.”
[ Laughter. }
Passing to the currency question, Gen
eral Butler said he aflirmed the doctrine
of Andrew Jackson, that Government
alone could issue money; and he would
rather be wrong with Jackson than be
right with the committee. [Laughter.]
He represented many Greenback mer,
good and true Greenback men, like Allen
G. Thurman [laughter], and these men
were willing to come to the Democracy
to root out corruption and wrong in the
Government if the Democracy would
have them. Buthow were they received?
With a plank in the platform that ‘“We
are in favor of honest money.’”’ As if the
Greenbackers were not. Who was not
in favor of honest money ? If therc was
such & man here, let him be put out.
{ Laughter. }
As to civil-service reform, Mr. Butler
ventured to say there was pot a man in
the convention in favor of it unless he
was a schoolmaster. [Laughter,] Ex-
Senator Pendleton had been the author of
the original civil service law, and he has
never been heard of since. [Laughter.]
George Washington himself oou‘id not
have passed @ givil-service examination
fora 1,200 clerkship. [Laughter.] His
early education had been neglected,
and in his will, written by his
own hand, ke spelied clothes “‘cloathes.”’
{Laughter.] For himself he wanted
frequent changes in office, ip order
to counteract the great tendency to have
aristocratic life oftices. If office was a
good thing, then he wanted all the
people to have a chance at it, and if it
was a bad thing then it was too hard to
put it onyw poor fellow for his whole life
time. . (Laughter.] In conclusion he
said “adt it the convention told the work
::1 fhen and women of the country that
_«iey were to be (he would not say pro
tected, but) fostered and cherished, then
the Democratic party would sweep the
country; otherwise they would remain in
worshops on election day, and the Demo
cracy would be again defeated. Theo
retically, he was a {ree trader ; but prac
tically, when $20,000,000 of revenue had
to be raised on imports, there could be no
such thing as free trade, and so long as
some industry must be fostered, Ameri
can men and women should be iaken
care of [Applause.] He would call
for a vote by States on his substitute for
the fariff plank in the platform.
Speeches of Converse and Watterson.
Mr. Converse (Ohio) next spoke in fa
vor of the adoption of the platform as re
ported by the majority of the committee.
He said there was much in Butler’s plat
form to which all could subseribe ; there
was much in his tariff plank to which all
could subscribe; there was much of that
plank embodied in the report of the com
mittee. The majority report was made
by regreseniatives of tge thirty-seven
States. The dissent was from but a sin
gle State. The majority report was a
harmonizing of difterences in the entire
Union, and should receive the support
of the Democracy. In that plat
from Knights of Labor were fully rec
ognized, but the great central and over
shadowing idea of the platform was a re-
Jorm in the Goverment from department
to department, and when that should be
done the party would be prepared to take
up other and less important matters. This
~was the concurrent judgment of thirty
seven out of thirty-cight States. The
party was sincere, carnest and deter
mined in the work of reform, and who
ever might be nominated by the Conven
tion would be elected President of the
United States. [Applause. ]
~__After remarks by Mr. Waterson, of
Kentucky, in support of the platform re
ported, the vote was taken on a proposi
tion to substitute General Butler’s tariff
plank, resulting in 97} yeas to 71} nays.
Senator Voorhees stated during the vote
that he wished specially to be recorded
-as voting in the aflirmative. i i
The majority report was adopted
almost unanimously, and on motion the
Convention proceeded to ballot for a can
didate for President, the result heing as
given below:
First Ballot.
COleveland. .....802 | Ca51i51e........ 27
8uy:ud........1'?()l Boally ... .0, 8
Thorman...... 88 Flower ......., 4
Mandall- - . GRd diieen 0000 ]
M Bonald. .. ... 568 Hendricks. ..., 1
I Tobad .. .. 0090
Necessary to a choice, 447 votes, or
two-thirds of the convention.
After defeating a motion to adjourn, the
convention after 1 o’clock A, M. ad
journed until 10 o’clock to-day.
The Second Ballot Begun—Scene of Great
By Associated Press.
Curcaco, July 11.—The convention
was called to order at 11 o’clock, and
prayer was offered by Rev. Dr. Clinton
Locke, of Chicago. He prayed that in
the great and mnoble contest which
was opening before the American pco
ple there would be a cessation from
strife and anger, that men’s eyes should
not be blinded to that which is fair and
just, that all corruption, bribery and il
legal voting be kept far away, and that
after the election the whole people may
join in their support of thc Presi
dent. The chairman said he had received
among other letters and telegrams from
all parts of the country one from Mr.
Goodwin, ot Massachusetts, with the pre
sentation of a gavel made up from wood
and relics from different parts of the
world. A delegate from Pennsylvania
moved that the convention now proceed
to the sceond ballot. So ordered.
Then Mr. Sowden (Pa.), with thanks
to those who had voted for Samuel J.
Randall, withdrew that gentleman’s
mame. The second ballot commenced at
11:20, with the following result :
Alabama, Bayard 14 ; [cheers]. Mc-
Donald 1 ; Cleveland 3. L
Arkansag, Cleveland 14, [cheers. |
California, Thurman 16.
Colorado, Cleveland 6.
Connecticut, Cleveland 12.
Delaware, Bayard 6.
Florida—Cleveland, 6; Bayvard, 2.
Georgia—Cleveland, 14, Bayard, 10.
Ilinois—Hendrick, 1.
A Boom for Hoendricks.
Here there suddenly broke out a scene
of wild, general and enthusiastic checring
and waving of hats, fans and handker
chiefs, and it was impossible for the Chair
to suppress the tumult, although he tried.
Most of the delegates and spectators took
part in it. It was the first exhibition of
genuine enthusiasm in the conven
tion. It was renewed again and
again, and finally the band
joined in the demonstration with
“Hail Columbia’’ and other patriotic airs,
Umbrellas were brought in requisition,
and banners were carried around. In
fact the Blaine demonstration of five
weeks ago was again repeated con
amore. AThe interruption of the pro
ceedings occupied fifteen minutes. Judge
Hendricks himself was not present, hav
ing left the hall just previously.
At the end of a quarter of an hour
and while the uproar was at its height
Senator Vorhees, mounted the platform
and announced that at the request,of the
Indiana delegation he withdrew the name
of McDonald for the purpose
at the proper time of casting
the vote of-Indiana for Hendricks. This
caused renewed cheering, which was
kept up for several minutes longer.
The rest of the vote of lilinois was an
nounced as follows: For Cleveland 38.
This was an opportunity for the friends
of the New York candidate, and they
availed themselves of it, the delegation
from the State rising to their feet and
cheering lustilg, while the’yi‘wa.ved fans,
hats and handkerchiefs. The spectators
took part in the demonstration, but not
to the same extent as in the case of Hen
dricks. The band joined in with the air,
“We Won’t Go Home Till Morning,”
which seemed to stimulate the enthusi
asm. This scene lasted three or four
Illinois continued—For Bayard, 3;
Hendricks, 2; M’Donald, 1. Illinois
polied one vote less than the full number.
Indiana gave for Hendricks 30.
Towa gavefor Cleveland 22, Hendricks 4.
At this point the Pennsylvania delega
tion asked leave to retire for consultation.
A New York delegate objected, but the
Chair decided that the Pennsylvania del
egation had a right to retire for consulta
tion, and it did so amid great excitement.
The call of the roll proceeded:
Kansas—Thurman, 2; Bayard, 4;
Cltvelame & " 7 "
Missouri—For Cleveland, 21; Bayard,
5; Hendricks, 6.
Mississippi—Bayard, 14: Cleveland, 2;
Hendricks, 2.
Nebraska—Bayard, 1; Cleveland 9.
Nevada—Hendricks &; Thurman. 1.
New Hampshire—Cleveland 8.
New Jersey—Bayard 2; Cleveland 5;
Hendricks 11; (announced for one of the
men cheated in 1876.)
New York gave Cleveland 2. Mr.
Manning announced that on polling the
deiegates there were 50 for Cleveland and
22 scattering, Mr. Cochran asked in the
rame of the disfranchised minority of
the New Yerk delegation to have that
last statement extended on the minutes.
North Carolina gave Bayard 22, A
delegate stated that there were 16 of the
North Carolina votes for Bayard and 6
for Cleveland, but they had agreed on
this ballot to cast their vote as a unit.
Ohio—Hendricks 1, Tilden 2, Thur
man 22, Cleveland 21. T
Oregon—Dßayard 2, Cleveland 2, Hen
dricks 2.
Penusylvania was passed for the pre
sent. !
Rhode Island—Bayard 2, Cleveland 6.
South Carolina—Dßayard 9, Cleveland
8, Hendricks 1.
Tennessee —Bayard 10, Thurman 11,
Cleveland 2, Hendricks 1. ;
- Texas — Hendricks 1, Thurman 1,
Bayard 12, Cleveland 12.
Vermont—Cleveland 8.
Virginia—Cleveland 13; Bayard 8; Hen
dricks 2; Thurman 1.
West Virginih—Thurman 2; Randall 1;
RBayard 3; Cleveland 6.
Wisconsin—llendricks 2; Cleveland 20;
(as the candidate of the young Democ
Arizona—Cleveland 2.
Dakota—Cleveland 2.
District of Columbia=-IHendricks 2.
Idaho—Cleveland 2.
Montana—Cleveland 2.
Washington Territory—Cleveland 2.
New Mexico—Thurman 1; Cleveland 1.
Utah—Cleveland 1 ; Hendricks 1.
Wyoming—Cleveland 2.
The Stampede to Cleveland.
The roll being concluded, Pennsylva
nia was called for and the chairman an
nounced for Cleveland 42. Another
noisy demonstration occurred which
interrupted the further announce
ment of the Pennsylvania vote, which
was Hendricks, 11;: Randall 4:
Bayard 2, Thurman 1. Illinois corrected
its vote as follows: Tor Hendricks 1,
Bayard 1, McDonald 3, Cleveland 37.
Kansas changed its vote as follows:
Bayard 3, Cleveland 13, Thurman 2.
North Carolina changed her 22 votes from
Bayard to Cleveland [great excilement
and cheering]. Virginia changed her
vote as follows : Cleveland 23, Hendricks
1. Georgia changed her vote as follows :
Cleveland 22, Bayard 2.
At this time all the delegates were on
their fect and many of them clamoring
for recognition. Florida changed her
vote, as follows: Cleveland 8. West
Virginia changed as follows: Cleveland
10. Maryland changed her 15 votes ¢
The changes were so numerous and ac
companied with so much uproar and ex
citement that it was almost impossible to
keep track of them. The Missouri dele
gation announced the change of its 32
votes solid for Cleveland. This set
off the enthusiasm again, the
cheering being deafening. An an
chor of flowers was carried to
the New York delegation and a stuffed
eagle was carried in the procession. The
band again struck up more patriotic airs,
and flags and banners were waved. The
excitement now gained fever point
because Cleveland’s vote had nearly
reach the necessary two-thirds. At this
juncture, when the success of Cleveland
was certain, some of the minority dele
gates left the hall. On the outside the
artillery began to boom, and on the in
gside the wuproar was tremendous.
Then the change of California
was announced as Cleveland 8,
Thurman 8. Mr. Menzies, of Indi
ana, changed the vote of that State
to Cleveland, and moved that the vote be
made unanimous. lilinois changed her
44 votes to Cleveland. Kansas changed
also for Cleveland 17; Bayard 1. Tue
chairman stated that he would rule out
of order a motion to make the vote unan
imous until after the result was an
nounced. California again changed
her vote 16 solid for Cleveland.
South Carolina changed for Cleveland 10,
Bayard 8. Texas gave her whole 26 votes
for Cieveland. Ohio changed her vote
as follows; For Cleveland 27, Thurman
19. Tennessce changed her vote to Cleve
land. Towa transferred her 26 votes solid
to Cleveland-
At this moment an immense painting
of Cleveland was carried on the platform
waiting to be set up when the vote should
be announced, and still the work of
changing votes was going on the most
confused manner,
John Kelly, attended by some of his
supporters, left the hall, confused and
disgusted at his thorough defeat.
The votes of States in detail were an
nounced by the clerk for verification.
The general result was announced as fol
lows at 1:10 p. M.
Second IZallot,
Clawßßaß iLDL L 688
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10, v 55 svsiinn Traees GUE
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Whole number of votes cast, 820; nec
essory to a choice, 547.
The question was then put on Menzie’s
motion to make the nomination unani
mous and it was carried triumphantly.
As soon asthe enthusiasmhad subsided
Mr. Wallace, of Pennsylvania, moved
for a recess until 5 . M. in order to give
time for consultation with regard to the
selection of a Vice President. Agreed
to, and a recess was taken until 5 p. M.
Considerable canvassing iS now going
on among the delegations as to the Vice
Presidency. McDonald, of Indiana, was
generally thought to be the coming man,
but the Wisconsin delegation began
booming W. F. Vilas, of that Statc, the
permanent chairman of the convention.
Vilas’ name is being faverably received,
and it is probable that the nomination
lies between M’Donald and him.
By Associated Press.
Curcaco, July 11.—The following
telegram has been sent to the Democracy
of Cuyahoga county, New York : We
the undersigned, your representatives in
the National Convention, familiar with
the entire situation, are satisfied that
neither Thurman nor Hoadly can be
nominated, that Thurman’s name is sug
gested simply by Tammany and other
interests opposed to Cleveland, and we
believe Cleveland will most probably be
(signed.) W. W. ARMSTRONG,
By Associated Press.
WiamiNeTox, Del., July 11.—Senator
Bayard has just telegraphed his congrat
ulations to Cleveland as follows:
To Hon. Grover Cleveland, Albany,
Accept my best wishes for your trium.
phant election and assurance of my thor
ough and steadfast support in the canvass.
(Signed) T. F. BAYARD.
Mrs. C, Johnson, of Pittsburg i 8
the guest of Mrs. Ellis Johnson and
will spend several days in this city.
Colored Journalists of the %xaker
City—Personal Notes and Can
didates for Office—Opeéening
of the Quay Club House.
PriLaperruia, July 9.
This week I shall devote some of
my space to the colored journalists of
this city, and will try and give a good
account of them. Among the first in
the field we may mention Dr. Tanner,
the editor of the Christian Recorder.
The Doctor has been connected with
the Recorder for over fourteen years,
and it is through his exertions that
that paper is recognized as the lead
ing church journal in the country
He is an able and attractive writer,
and his articles receive attention from
all parts of the country. Daniel
Adger is the ncxt who cozaes to my
mind. His first efforts were made in
that school for our young colored
men, the Christian Recorder. After
contributing to the columns of that
paper for a long time, his writings
attracted the attention of the editor
of Taggert’s Sunday Times, and he
was engaged to write for the Z%imes,
which he did snccessfully for several
years, and only gave it up when he
receivéd an appointment in the post
office, which engaged his time and
prevented his continuing his journal
istic work. H. Price Williams next
draws attention, his first work being
on the Press, which he held for a
long time, wheun he started a column
in the Sunday Mercury, devoted to
the interests f the colored race, and
by his pluck and perseverance alone,
he succeeded in making the Mercury
the leading paper for the colored
people of this city, and the Mercury
has a prestige in this city that is bard
to be shaken. After being connected
with the Mercury for over four years,
Mr. Williams gave up that paper and
published a paper devoted to the col
ored race, called the Gazette, which
after a hard struggle, had to succumb
to the inevitable, owing to the apathy
of those who should have supported
it. A short time since, Mr. Williams,
in conjunction with S. O. Williams,
started another paper called the Filot,
which is progressing finely. Auother
prominent newspaper man is Alex.
W. Davis, who has had a varied ex
perienco in journalistic work. His
first work was as coirespondent for
the Sunday Mirror while at Atlantic
City. After returning to the city he
published a small sheet called the
Spectator, which lived bat a short
time. About two yesrs later, during
the campaign, he again issued the
‘Spectator in an enlarged form, which
after serving its purpose as a cam
paign sheet, dicd a natural death.
Mr. Davis has charge of “Items on
the Wing,” in the Sunday Mercury,
which he conduets in an able manner.
He is also engaged as reporter on the
Zimes, one of the leading papers of
the city. Christopher J. Perry,
another of our journalists, made his
debut in the Day, an afternoon paper,
but after a short period he gave it up
and assumed charge of *‘Flashes and
Sparks,” in the Sunday Mirror, and
has succeeded in increasing the cir
culation of the Mirror among the
colored citizens, second only to the
Mercury. Samuel O. Williams is
well known as the person having
charge of “Items on the Wing,” in
the Mercury, after H. Price Williams
had given it up. Mr. Williams suc
ceeded in having the column retain
its popularity among our citizens by
his brilliant and spicy writing. After
a year's work, Mr. Wilhams gave the
column up, and is at present engaged
in conjanction with H. Price Wil
liams in publishing the #ilot. Chas.
A. Minnie first began his work in
this city as Philadelphia correspond
ent for the New York Globe. After
a lengthy service for that journal, Mr.
Minnie severed his connection, and
with D. W. Gardiner started the Zn
dependent, a pewsy paper that is
commanding a great amount of at
tention from our citizens. Randolph
C. Lewis is one of our true journal
ists (if there are any), 8s he devotes
all of his time to newspaper work,
and is recognized as the smartest and
most able writer of any. Mr. Lewis
first began as puzzle editor of the
Christian Recorder, and while con
nected with that journal wrote and
bad published a continued story, which
for a time was the sensation of the
day. Afier severing his connection
with the Recorder he became the
Philadelphia correspondent of Z%e
National Era, of Washington, D.
C., and the Zrenton Sentinel, of
Trenton, N. J. Later on he assumed
charge of the puzzle department in
the Golden Days, a youth's paper,
that is a household favorite through
out the land, and his department is
to-day acknowledged as the best pub
lished. He also has charge of the
puzzle department in the Weekly
Press, the largest weekly issued.
, JULY 12, 1884.
Besides the above, Mr. Lewis is en.
gaged as special reporter on the
Zimes, where he is ranked among
the first. J. 8. Darham isalso engaged
on the 7%mes at present, although
his first work was on the ZEwvening
Call where he tried to give a short
synopsis of the journalistic work
among our citizens, and although
they are few; still they are something
that we should be proud of and who
can tell what time will bring forth if
we ouly have the opportuuity.
The M. S. Quay club have secured
the house 1122 Lombard street as a
club house, which has been farnished
in a rich manner. Theres will be a
grand opening in the near future of
which a full account will be given in
the Philadelphia letter, also a de
seription of the house. The club has
organized on a permanent basis and
can be looked upon as the leading
political club of color in this state, if
not in the country.
Among the strangers in the city at
present are Charles Barnes, of Cham
bersbarg, Pa., Charles 11. Terry, of
Chicago, 111., on his way to Reading.
Pa.,, and Prof. Layton, of Harris-
barg. 2
On Wednesday the annual excur
sion of Lombard street Central Sun
day echool was given to Neshaming
Falls, and a large number were car
ried with them.
The Fourth was celebrated in quite
a manner in this city, there wass no
fire crackers or fire works. There
wa3 a game of base ball played be
tween the Silver Leaf club and the
Quay club, the score being 15 to 5
in favor of the Silver Leaf club.
John Harris accompanied the
Amerigus club to Chicago to attend
the National Democratic convention
now being held there.
Dr. Thomas Imes was ordained on
Sunday night at Lombard street
Central Presbyterian church to fill
the place of the late Thomas Davis.
Captain MecKinley of Charleston,
S. C., was in the city last week, the
guest of Wiiliam Mortimer.
There are several candidates for
legislatare from the 7th ward, among
them are Boyer, White,Landy, Major
Teaglz and a colored man named
Polmer, who has been induced to
enter the combat not knowing what
he is doing. We can only say let
the best man wit. © Capt. James A.
Junior has come out as a candidate
for magistrate in his district and is
the first colored candidate to come
out for that position, and if he is
properly supported he could win.
Now is the time to show what is
meant and go in for the office with a
Eben C. Bassett made a short visit
to the city and was theguest of John
S. Darbam. Howarp.
The Way Cleveland Got Convention News.
ALBANY,JuIy 11.—Governor Cleveland
plodded steadily at his work all yesterday
just as if nothing of unusual interest to
him was about to transpire at Chicago.
llis routine work was dispatched in the
same manner as upon any other day and
he went out to lunch and dinner with the
same regularity as upon any other day ot
the year. It was thought that George
William Curtis, who spoke here on
Wednesday night, would call upon the
Governor, but he did not. It is said that
last night Mr. Cleveland was assured by
Mr. Curtis of his hearty support in case
of a nomination. .
There were few callers yvesterday, even
the Board of Regents, which dissolved at
noon, seeming to prefer to leave the Gov
ernor alone with his thoughts. There
was no private wire to the office, but
bulletins were brought in every three
or four minutes to Colonel Lamont, the
private secretary, who sat in the second
ante-room away from the Governor, who
did not seem to care particularly about
seeing them, hence they were lumped
and sent in to him whenever there was
any news of importance. Governor Cleve
land has not done anything to secure the
nomination, all the efforts having been
put forth by his friends. Several of the
latter were with him from time to time
through the afternoon, and retired with
evident disappointment when the con
vention took a recess till evening. They
were on hand once more before the reas
sembling of the convention, and anx
iously awaited the first tidings from the
great centre of interest.
Bnyar(l Follows the Proceedings Closely
WinnNGToN, July 11.—Senator Bayard
spent yesterday afternoon in “Every
Evening’s’’ editorial rooms; Wilmington,
following the proceeding of the National
Democratic Convention as they were re
ceived by telegraph. He refrained from
making comment upon his own candida
cy, but his demeanor was that of general
satisfaction with the convention’s work.
He avoided making any statement for
BosTox, July 11.—A prominent young
Republican in Portland, W. H. Looney,
Esq., sends the Journal a letter received
from a friend in Lowell who has always
voted with the Democrats, in which the
wiiter states that he flnds the sentiments
of Irish Americans in that city are with
Mr. Blaine to a large extent. He says
that he is a member of two large societies,
and finds that over half the members of
both societies are going to vote for Blaine
and Logan. He further states that his
business brings him in contact with a
large number of that class of voters, and
it is his judgment that two-thirds of them
are for Blaine.
Bush meeting will be held to-mor
row at Cameron’s Grove, near the
poor house, by the Rev. James
Stokes, for the purpose cf raising
money to build a church at Mechan
icsburg. Preaching at 10:30 A. M,,
Sand 7P. M.
Church Rebellion.
Cuaruesrox, 8. C., July I.—The
rebellion in the African Methodist
Episcopal church has been brought
to a temporary clore here through the
efforts of Bishop Tarner, of Geor
gia, who came here at the instance of
the conference. 'l'here was a meet
iog of the seceders at Morris Brown
church last night, attended by oyer
2,000 persons. The bishop announced
that he would remove the boycotted
parson, the Rev. Mr. Washington,
to Kentucky, and sever the chureh
from the jurisdiction of . W, Jeffer
son, the objectionable presiding
elder. The announcemént was re
ceived wiith cheers, hisses and groans
from the congregation. The bishop
before announcing this decision, how
ever, made the congregation pledge
themselves to remaiu in the African
Methodist Episcopal conuection. Hav- i
ing announced his intention to re
move the objectionable parsong, the
bishop next asked the congragation
to take up a good collection for the
outgoing minister. This was received
with hoots and yells of derision, and
for over an hour a scene of inde
scribable confusion ensued. The
women clong to the altar rail, yelling
shrieking and abusing the bishop and
the parsons. Order was only re
stored wheun tne bishop made every
concesgion to therebels. The feeling
is very bitter among the congrega-—
tion and although the war is tor the
time being quelled, the restoration of
perfect harmony is not at sll certain.
There are tour or five other churches
in this district which are in cpen re
bellion. Having settled the Morris
Brown church difficulty, the bishop
will find himselt confronted with a
halt dozen other similar cases. As
has been stated in these dispatches
the rebels or seceders have been vic
torious in all the legal proceedings in
stituted thus far.
The Bishop .Surrenders.
Crarreston,S. C., July li.—Peace
cnce more reigns in the African
Methodist Episcopal church. A love
feast was held Jast night in the seced
ing church here which continued
until an early hour this morning.
Bishop Turner presided,and the scene
was very affecting. The bishop
yiclded to the rebels in every point,
He removed the presiding elder to
avother district and appointed John
gon the leader of the rebels, and who
was suspended by the late State Con
ference, presiding elder of the disaf
fected -district. Washington, the
boycotted pastor of Morris Brywn
church, was removed ‘to Keatulky.
and Haines, a suspended preacher,
who has been in possession, wad re
stored to his rights and made pastor
of the church. Those liberal conces
gions seem to have captured the
rebels; the lifted a large collection for
the deposed pastor, received his fare
well address,and embraced him openly
and sent him on his was rejoicing.
The prompt and pacific action of
Bishop Turner, it is thought, has pre
vented whaf at one time threatened
to be a serious bolt {rom the African
Methodist Episcopal church. It is
probable that the recent disturbances
will lead to some hmportant modifica
tion in the discipline of the church,
under which at present the pastor
appointed to a charge has almost ab
golute power.
Muffins Game
A game of ball played on the 3d
St. grounds, Thursday in the pres
ence of a small namber of persons
was one of those rare treats, which
only the few cver see. The game
was between the lucksters and the
Canteloupe Jugglers. There has not
been a finer display of base ball mnf
fing on the grounds this season, even
the worst played games of the Har
risburg professionals were eclpsed.
It is only once a year that the huck--
sters of this city indulge in ball
playing and when do they make an
excellent exhibition of themselves,
this was the case on Thursday, when
the futile efforts of some ot the
players to get the ball cansed much
amusement. Alf Gardner as center
fielder, distinguished himself by miss
ing whatever came near him.* Mins
key, who pitched for the hucksters
was batted out of the box in the sth
inning. S. Gardner eaught a number
of balls ou his knees, while the play
ing of Morrow, Dubbs, ¥raim and
Moyer attracted much attention and
cansed the ladies in the grand stand
mpland vigorously. The players
were as follows Hucksters: A Gard
ner, Drawbaungh, E. Looker, 8. Look
er, Hatfield, S. Gardner, Minskey,
Crumley and Moyer. Jugglers,
Fraim, Vanomer, Maloney, Kauwline:
Cunkle, Slentz, Morrow, Jennings.
Brown, the umpire, was considerable
off in his decisions. Tha score is as
Hucksters, 0 2601010 2—12
Cants, 32210311 x=27
Two base hits—Maloney 2, Mor
row 2, Jennings 2; base hits, Draw
baugh 1, Minskey 1. Umpire, Mr.
NO. 14.
Items Gathered from all parts of
the Country.
lilinois is for Tilden.
Allan Pinkerton, the famous detec
tive, is dead.
The New York Globe is said to
have the Batler fever.
C. F. Adams, of the Kentucky
Lulletin, has gone to Europe, to be
absent several months.
The Washington Bee is waging
war on J. 11. Brooks, colored schoof
trustee, and says he must go.
Mr. Blaive frequently receives let—
ters now addressed to “the Plumed
Knight, Augusta, Me.”
State Senator G. W. Gayles, of
Mississippi, 18 a candidate for Con.
The President has vetoed the Fitz
John Porter bill, and the House by a
two-thirds v&e has passed it over the
F. L. Coreloza has been appointed
principle of the colored high school
of Waghington, R. 1. Lowell as
A. J. Davidson, colored, was an
alternate delegate to the Democratic
State Convention of Ohio from Athens
Prof. 1. T. Greener delivered the
anuual oration at the commencement
exercisesot Zion Wesley institate of
Oclusburg, N. C.
Rev. Preston Toylor, of Mt. Ster
ling, Ky, was fined $25 and given
forty days st hard work on the street
for whipping his wife.
A lodge of colored Masons in Bos
tou is 10 celebrate in September the
centenial of the granting of a charter
to African lodge, No. 459, in that
Dan Bates, colored, was srrested
in Lexington, Ky., for committing a
rape on late Robinson, a twelve Year
old girl. DBates said the girl was
Nick Robinson was arrested in
Atlasta, Ga., charged with the hor
rible crime of cutraging his fourteen
year old sister. ITe was nearly lynched
by the indignant colored people,
Misses Mary ¥. W. Trapp and
Cora M. Bean, two colored ladies, of
Cleveland, have been re-elected as
teachers in the public schools of
Cleveland. There is no distinetion
in those schools on account of color.
Mr. James R. Randall, of Georgia,
calls Senator Ingalls of Kansas, the
vinegar cruet of the United States
Senate, and says he sprinkles his
ascelicism slike upon friend and
The Richmond, Va., Dispatch
says it might as well be understood
first as last that the South will come
down on any attempt at a Batler
boom with the disintegrating force
of a million ton steam hammer.
Ex-Senator B. K. Bruce has been
appointed and accepted the position
of assistant commissioner general of
the U. 8., to the World’s fair at New
Orleans. In connection with his du
ties as assistant commissioner gen
eral, he will have charge of the ex
hibits made by the colored people at
the fair.
J. J. Foriune of the New York
G'lobe will soon present to thé - pub
lic his book entitled, *‘Black and
White,” and from the manner in
which Mr. Fortune is known to write
upon the two races, the country may
look for something rich, rare and
Quarterly Meeting at Waesley
Quarterly meeting was held at
Wesley church, Sunday, and the at
tendance was l!arge throughout the
day. Rev. Slater of B3iddletown
preached au excellent scrmon in the
morning and the Rev. Theodore
Gould of Bethel A. M. E, church
discoursed in the afterncon. A large
aadience listened to the scripture as
propounded by Rev. Phoenix of
Wesley hlission, in the evening, after
which the Lord's supper was duly
Zion Workers.
The Zion Workers held a very in—
teresting meeting on Wednesaday
evening, July 9th. A great number
were present, and the plans for the
coming season were laid out. On
next Tuesday evening, at Wesley
Church, they will hold literary exer
cises. Among others, Messrs. Sum
mers, Staart and Johnsoo, and Mrs.
Robieson and Miss Walker will take
The Elder Strect Presbyterian
Sabbath-school picniced at Finegrove
on Tuesday.
Communion services will be held
at Wesley Mission, in Marion street,
to-morrow evening. The same
church will hold a bush meeting on
Independence Island, July 20th.

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