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fusion incident to this scene Mr. Wolcott an
nounced that the secretary would read the lists
of the various committees. These committees,
he announced, could meet immediately after
the adjournment of to-day's session of the
Convention.
The clerk read the list In a voice which did
not carry fifty feet from the stage, and the
pnectators. who usually applaud the names of
party leaders, were unable to do so.
While the lists were being brought to the
stage Governor Roosevelt was holding a regu
lar levee in the pit. Delegates swarmed toward
him from all directions. Ex-Senator Quay was
one of those who greeted bin warmly. The
New-Mexico delegates, with broad sombreros,
climbed over seats in their eagerness to get
to him and shake his hand.
When the lists had been read Representative
r&zzon, of Illinois, was recognized as moving
■■ adjournment until to-morrow. The Rev. Dr.
Edgar M. Levy, who delivered the invocation
at the first Republican Convention in this city,
forty-four years ago to-day, white haired and
feeble, delivered a benediction upon the Conven
tion,
Almighty God. our Heavenly Father, how excel
lent is Thy Name in all the earth. The whole
world is full of Thy glory. ITnto Thr-e do we lift
m cur hearts In humility, love and praise.
'\Ve give. Thee most hearty thanks for our per
sonal, social and National blessings. Thou hast
ca?t our lines in pleasant places und given us a
goo&ly heritage. Thou bast not dealt bo with any
other people. Because of Thy favor our land Is
even now smiling with fertility and beauty: our
cities and towns are filled with the bum of in
dustry, and our country ices with the songs of
happy reapers. Thou hast given unto us Wise
rule's, bravo defenders on land and sea, and just
and tqual laws by which every man may git under
fcis own vin* and rig tree with none to molest or
make him afraid.
We thank Tr.ee for the coming together for this
s-jpust assembly of representative men from all
parts of ihe Nation, and for that great convention
r.eid !n this city so long !:go. and which first flung
the banner of universal freedom to the breeze of
heaven. We praise Thee, O I^ord God of Hosts,
that ibis banner still waves unstained and un
dimcu'd, the proud reminder of past achievements
arid the hope for all time to come.
We tha::k Thf-e for our honored President: for
his wisdom, discretion, manly courage and un
blemished character. And we beseech of Thee
tha: his life and health may be precious in Thy
eight; and. as Thou hfist. in Thy goodness, given
him to us. so, if it ple;is» Thee, let the years of
h's administration cf our Government be prolonged.
Bless also all associated with him in authority.
May they ever be found on the side of justice, lov
liyt peace, but never counting even life itself too
dear to sacrifice for the fence and advancement
of the Nation's honor and • if. -'.re.
Save us. O Righteous Father, from forget fulness
of Thee, from all pride and vainglory. Let not
the profane, the self-seeking or the promoter of
ptrife eiiil discontent nil" over us, but only such as
ehall bo a terror to evildoers and a praise to them
that dwoll. Let our currency neither be Impaired
by inflation nor diminished by hoarding. Let the
rich among us use their wealth with moderation
and as a benediction to others. Let the poor, by
Industry and temperance, become rich. I-< there
never be among us an aristocracy either of color,
wealth or birth, but only of intelligence and good
ness. Fill our land with truth and righteousness,
Trith schoolhouset and temples of worship, with
God fearing men and virtuous women. Let the ex
ample of our free institutions enlighten and bless
the whole earth.
IDA.HO DELEGATES TO THE PHILADELPHIA CONVENTION.
And now, we rommer.d to Thee, O God, th« de
liberations of this Convention, and all the issues
thereof. Bless the presiding officers with all Buftt
ciency of wisdom ajid strength, and preserve all
the delegates from sickness, accident and death,
and permit them to return to their homes, con
scious of having discharged their duty to God und
their country. And the glory shall be unto the
Father, and unto the Son, and unto the Holy
Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever
shall be. -world without end. Amen.
The whole Convention arose to receive his
blessing; and then at exactly 3 o'clock the Con
vention adjourned until noon to-morrow.
IT WASN'T WORTH TEX DOLLARS.
A NEW-YORK POLITICIAN PAID THAT FOR A
TICKET TO SEE YESTERDAY'S
PROCEEDINGS.
Philadelphia, June 19 (Special).— young
New-Yorker, who thinks that he has been In
politics for several years, determined that the
time had come for him to attend a Republican
National Convention, so that he could speak
•with some show of authority on the way that
euch gatherings are conducted. He arrived here
early this morning-, and, with the easy confidence
of merit and inexperience, set out to find a
ticket of admission to the Convention hall. Ha
first tried the delegate from his district, and was
pained when that individual told him. In an un
necessarily Irritable manner, by the way. that
besides disposing of all the tickets allotted he
had received iIOO applications for more, with
several counties still to heir from.
Everywhere the same story met the New-
Yorker. He thought of numerous beautiful ora
tlor.s which he had delivered in aid of the G.
O. P., and mar-.' at the Ingratitude of poll
ticians. But he had come to Philadelphia to at
tend the Convention, and attend it he would
rather than remain in ignorance, and likewise
tin hip soul on returning home by manufactur
ing untruths. He was almost at his wits' ends
when ihe somewhat unmusical voice of a curb
stone broker planted on Broad-st. near Lafay
ette conveyed to him, in common with others,
the Information that tickets were on sale at $10
each.
Negotiations were promptly opened. The
New-Yorker tried to effect l reduction only to
J^arn that this is Philadelphia's off week In the
matter of bargains. Finally the price was paid
and the ticket handed over. Boarding a v»'
r.ut-Ht. car, the young man rom the metropolis
found himself, in the course of time, deposited
in a nice, rural like r , art of town. By walking
briskly for ten minutes and making numerous
turns on the advice of divers policemen he suc
ceeded in reaching the hall and likewise the
seat for which he had paid. He looked around
for a few minutes ; and then began talking in
etage whisper* t,. himself:
"Funny kind of building, eh? Looks like poor
imitation of Madison Square Garden: More peo
ple here, I fruefs. than the Garden holds. Not so
well arranged, though; ton your life! Every
body in the Garden can see. Here seats ain't
graded enough to let peopie behind look over
heads of those in front. Wish that bunch <>•
aeputy marshals, ushers, or fergeant-at-arms
or whatever they are, would chase • selves
or sit down so'h I could g*-t a peep.
"What's that crowd in the pit, under the Ohio
Btandard. yelling and applauding for? Oh yes
Mark Hanna calling th- Convention to order'
Seems to be talking. Who's this next? Clergy
man to say opening prayer? Why, to be sure
in£2 S S U - He's readin X something, I should
i°n *' I*'* Mark Hanna again Read the
S?n»t?r %.«»venUon? Necessary nuisance.
Th»?^«n ,°i' ott for temporary chairman?
Tnat s all right; good man. good talker, too and
I can hear bits o' hat he's saying
Appointment of committees next? Oh
psnaw. who cares about that? Why don't they
get down to the nominations? Not till to-mor
row or Thursday, eh? Well, you don't catch me
** a' r- AdJou ™ed? Poorest $10 worth I ever
nad. Get more for $1 any time at the circus."
A FATAL FIGURE OF SPEECH.
From The Chicago Tribune
Third day out '
hJiSan™^™ 1 Vr'* ' rrt ted with "« priceless
■ I'«<*-<» on the heaving
li£ U to P«P «m I . J i'l a I rr VJV J Wan ' * jUt peful. and feebly try.
»«Hng
to think ?,n tft, s ?™ u<->u <-> better that you must try
"Think m. s Z X? '° arnus<? yourself with."
"Oh auntie 1 wh.^ np! moaned the poor girl.
to aay ffiat for!"
•-« ene collapsed again.
SKETCHES AT CONVENTION
PERSONALITIES PICKED UP RY TRIB
UNE REPOETERa
Philadelphia, June VJ.
CHECK TO CROWDS AT PARADH.— The Repub
lican parade taught one thin,.-, and that is that th,<
Pottos of Philadelphia are lett.r able to hold
crowds than the Mew-York force. In the Dewey
parade, while the masses of people were held well,
at certain points, notably Twenty-third, Thirty
fourth and Forty-second st.s., the police were
wholly inadequate to the task of keeping them
back, and the space left for the marching men
was £=o narrow that they invariably had to go
through in columns of fours. In Philadelphia Just
Im fore the parade hose carts ran down the street
reeling off rope, which was quickly put in place,
and when the parade came along the people were
easily keja behind these barriers. The result was
that the entire width of Broad-st. was kept clear
from sidewalk to sidewalk. It is a lead New-York
wuuld do well to follow.
ALLO\H [NG PARS TO CROSS THE LlNE.—An
other thing th/it was cleverly done was dividing 1 the
parade into sections, so that at intervals the
trolley cars could paps without interruption of the
Una of march- Whenever these breaks occurred the
can ero??ed thi- street with a long t:.il or
ring who had been awaiting the opportunity
t.» cross; they bor< to •
and misshapen i ami Is.
SCENE AT THE CITY HALL.— The City Hall
end of lirouA-st. was an Impressive sight during
the paritde as viewed from the upper windows of
the Lafayette. There were the solid walls of peo
ple running In straight lines and clearly marking
the line of the march, the City Hall squarely
blocked the end of the street, the building picked
out with electric lights, SI was also the great coat
of arms of i! • State that rests above the south
portal. Through the lines and with a right wheel
Into the Straight came the marching men. and no
NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE. WEDNESDAY. JUNE 20, 1000.
more effective turning: place could have been de
vised.
BENATOR BLKXNS'B VlßWa.— Senator Elklns
was among tho day's arrivals. Hs Is not a dele
gate, hut stayed to see how matters were running.
He seemed In good health and spirits, but had no
opinion to express as to the status of Convention
affairs. The Senator teemed to think that Roose
velt would not now be nominated for Vlce-Pres"
dent, but as to who would tall the tlckei he Mid
th.it as far as lie could make OUi every one waa at

FAIRBANKS A NOTICEABLE FlGUßE.—Sena
tor Fairbanks,, of Indiana, attracts much attention
SENATOR DEPBW.
In the Walton Hotel.
everywhere, not alone because of his w.-n known
features, but also because of his commanding
height. He must stand fully six feet three Inches,
and as h>» holds himself erect he has the full ad
vantage of every one of his Beventy-flve inches.
RUMORS FLT THICK AND PAST.— It was a
day of rumors, they flew thick and fast and con
cerning every conceivable thing, but they prin
cipally flew in circles about Roosevelt. When
the Governor had made his statement they
still stuck to him, and turned to the lirst
place, the second being taken away from
them. Of course no one believed it, hut nevertheless
it was everywhere whispered that an tutempt
would bo made to cast certain votes for Roose
velt for President,
MEN "WHO DKCLIN'EU THE HONOR.— In con
nection with the Governor's refusal to run and the
talk it .rcatci as t<> what he reaUy meant by it a
lot of talk was started apropos of McKlnley's his
toric refusal in convention to allow his name to be
considered because he had come pledged to John
Sherman. This story was brought forward as a re
flection on Rooosevelt, and as showing how possible
It wa« to refuse in a manner to make the refusal
go. Be that us it may, there is only on.) man on
record who refused an actual nomination for Presi
dent when offered to him, and a nomination that
practically meant an election. That man "was "Will
lam Tecumseh Sherman, who In 1884 declined the
Republican nomination.
In 1868 Horatio Seymour was nominated In old
Tammany Hall as Democratic candidate for Presi
dent. At the time of his nomination Seymour waa
wildly and vehemently protesting from tho plat
form, but h^> accepted and went $pwn to defeat.
In 1880 at Chicago Jamea A. &'arfleld received the
Republican nomination for President. Garneld was
a delegato to tho Convention and protested against
tha nomination, that waa being- forced on him. Ha
KANSAS DELEGATES TO THE PHILADELPHIA CONVENTION.
1 it .-iii.l was sleeted. Will a similar thins
to thesi • nventton ■ I
.-. ill t< 11 th
AWKWARD FOR ROOSEVELT. -Roosevelt's
position has been extremely awkward; he did not
want the nomination, yet so tremendous was the
pressure that at one time he weakened. Then lie
stiffened again and wrote the letter; lie was in a
position where he hi..! to write .■ letter saying he
would run or a letter absolutely declining to do so.
When Lincoln and Douglas held their famous
joint debate for the Senatorahip from Illinois IJn
coin formulated certain si lons to put to Doug
las, li.-fore he did so. however. Lincoln Bald: "If
hu answers them one way he will never bo Presl.
dent of the United States; if he answers them the
other he will never be Senator again from Illinois."
Lincoln's prophecy came wholly true. Douglas
beat him for the Senate, but he never attained the
Presidency. There was an analogy In Roosevelt's
case according to a Republican leader who
prophesied that If he wrote an acceptance Roose
velt would never hecomo President; If declining, he
would not agate be Governor of New-York.
COOL WKATHBR CONTiNUBsV— It holds ns
cool ns April still; blankets at night ar.> the rulu.
One man appeared In Kentucky homespun. He <IM
well during the noon hours, but as the shades of
afternoon descended be chilled, wavered and then
(.•hariKed his clothes, People wore asking bin Idle
and invidious questions, however, ard H looked as
though h<> retreated under Bra
A CLUB'S UNIFORM. The Blalne Club of Cin
cinnati, one hundred strong, is one of the most
handsomely uniformed organisations at the Con
vention. The members wear white silk hats, black
cutaway coats, gray vests and gray gloves, a; l
when they made their nr^t appearance on Monday
forenoon each wore a large red dower In his button
bole. The dub is about twenty-flve years old.
DISGUSTED GERMANS.— The California head
quarters at the Colonnade have a delightful smell.
The delegates brought nearly naif a carload if fruit
rttta them, and every viMtor new is .treated
with fine specimens of oranges, lemons, peaches,
cherries and apricots, while California cigars and
California wlnea are likewise "on tap." "We cams
pretty near giving away half of our fruit in Chi
cago." said Mr. Roberts, of the del gatlon. "in
the yard at the station we were alongside a German
fiinplng society on a special train. We were feeling
good toward every one, and In a fit of generosity
we arranged to present the society twenty-five
boxes of peaches and ten cases of wine, when „ne
of the Germans, a Democrat, leaned out of a car
window and said: •'! say. hello! W.> uhuirt took a
straw vote, and dere Is more Pryan men as M.--
Kinley men In dis hunch." This made me !
founded hot that I said to him: 'All right, Dutohie;
we had some cases of wit:.' ready to Bend In to you,
but there's no use wasting good Republican wine
on Democrats, and we'll take it onto Philadelphia,
where Democrats are as scarce as white blackbirds.'
Ton should have seen the exj resslon on that Dutch
man's face."
MRS. WOODRUFF'S ACCIDENT. The Brooklyn
fl i of -Mrs. T. L. WoodruC will no doubt l>e
glad to he ns.Mir.-d that the accident to her eye
while in her automobil i Sunday was tri,".. A
small cinder or piece of glass entered the eye, tem
porarily depriving her of the us« of it. This- gave
ri-e to the rumor that the Bight was destroyed.
The finder wan dislodged an hour after It made Its
c felt.
jonx RAINES BUYS A HAT.— Senator John
Haiti's has astonished his friends. The Canan
dalgua man hitherto has always worn a black
slouch hat. He has blossomed our in a broad
brimmed white straw hat, and his friends have to
took at him twice before they recognise him.
BENATOR THURSTON*a WlFE.— Senator Thur-
Fton and his wife are at the Stratford. Mra.
Thurston, it will be remc inhered, was the inspira
tion of the poem beginning "Hose, dear Rose," writ
ten by the Senator -,>ri.ir to their courtship. She is
a tall, dark haired young woman. The Nebraska
delegates all say the Senator neglects them to some
extent now that thero Is a Mrs. Thurston.
RELIC OK FREMONT'S TIME.— One of the
transparencies in the parade on Monday night was
a relic of th^t Fremont campaign. The inscriptions
w.-re: "Fremont and Dayton," "Free Soil f..r Free
Men," M No Extension of Slavery and "The Repub
lican Ticket."
A TEXAN AT INDEPENDENCE HALL. A
great throng visited Independence Hall on Monday.
Nearly a thousand visitors signed the register,
whilo usually there .'ir« less than a dozen a day.
Remote corners of the United States are. repre
sented by some of the names. A tall young Texan
from Eagle Pass, with uncovered head, walked Into
the room where the Declaration was signed,
gazed around spellbound, and then the tears
rolled down his sun browned cheeks. "I can't
help it," said ho; "damn me if I can. When
I stand here and look around and see when* them
old fellers set this country of ours up In business, it
breaks me all up. I wish there was a yeller dog 1
or some! hin' around I could kick, so' 3to kinder git
rid of the choky feelln' Fve sot." The T<e£an look< 1
long and lovingly at the old Liberty Bell, and then.
glancing at the stairway leading to the tower,
eagerly asked tho guida: "Say, mister, in up at the
t"r> of them stairs where the old beUrlnger
when his little grandson r;m out here as the last
man signed and shouted, 'Ring, grandpa, ring*?"
When assured thai he had guessed ritht I
delighted.
A- SERENADE K< >X TIIK MINT.— Ths Cook
County Republican Club has about th- best band
that bai been beard hen-. Ths Chicago outfit
: here aboul 2 o'clock Monday morning.
Tlii- leaders evidently forgot th.- difference I
dltlona between slumberous Philadelphia aad Chl
■■i gayly marched away from ths ra
station with the tying "There'll Be a
Hot inn.- in the ' >iii Town To-night." Sons one
ted it would !>•■ a good thing to stop In front
of the Union League Club and serenade whatever
might .--UU be in there. The Chicago people
\t
HA
toy ik
DELEGATKS-AT-LARGH AND DELEGATES FROM GEORGIA TO THE
PHILADELPHIA CONVENTION.
were somewhat hazy as to the situation of the
club, i'ut finally reached a •. in:;.. ..sin - building
which they decided must l>e it, and th<
broke forth with "I'd Leave My Happy il< ■
You— o-o-o-o." There was no response, and soon
a scouting party returned and reported that the
building was the United States Mint. Th.< humor
of the musical salutation has come over the Chi
cago people only to-day.
ONCE DEMOCRAT, NOW REPUBLICAN —
Frank Jones, of Portsmouth. N. II . a:< alternate-at
large, came to the Convention in his private car.
He was ■ Democrat four years ago. but the money
issue converted him. He is a close personal friend
of Grover Cleveland.
EVERYBODY THERE HIT THE RIGHT MAN
While ■.:.•• mob m clamoring around the doors
of the National Committee to-day to gel ticket* for
the Convention. Henry L. Swords, wig—
arms. stood In the middle of the crush, eagerly
looking first in one direction and then another. "it
this isn't the irony of circumstances!" h» said.
"Here are two thousand people clamoring for
tickets, and 1 have been standing: her« for an,
hour with a seat for Judge Blanchard ■"■ my pocket
and ho doesn't seem, to care enough, about It to
come after It."
MANY VISIT WOLMARANS.— A. D. "vT. Wol
marans, one of the Boer envoys to this country,
will have difficulty In remembering all the people
he _„.., at the Republican National Convention.
"Come and I'll show you a real live Boer." said a
Massachusetts delegate to his friend last night at
the Waltor. and then they wanted to know from
Mr. Wolmarana all about the war. More than one
Invitation was extended to the Koer to "pack up
and come to this country." and the South. African
shook hands with hundreds.
MR. DEPEW PAYS RAILKOAP FARE.— Senator
I ■,-,,' w paid a short *!sit to li iverford on Sunday,
and it 13 said he paid railroad fare for the first
time in twenty-five years At the Walton yss
terday Mr. Ivprw's frl.-n.la were saying that the
Senator has passed on all the principal road 3 in, the
United States. He forgot to have the right D*
with him on Sunday, and spent thirty-seven cents.
He is reported to have said he didn't mind the
money, but he hated to violate h'.s professional code.
A GUARDIAN WAS WHAT HE NEEDED.— A
short, squat man elbowed his way through the
lobby of the Walton early thi.s morning. A bat
tered struw hat w:is pushed down over his eyes
and he wore a frock coat. He approached a tall.
good natured looking man and said timidly:
"Where do you set tickets for the Convention?"
It may be stated that tickets have been as scare*
as strawberries in February. The big man eyed
his Ingenuous questioner and replied:
"From the National Committee."
"Where is that?" asked the stranger.
"On the tenth t!oor." was the reply. He started
off, but stopped hesitatingly and said:
"What is t!i" National Committee?" This gratui
tous display of ignorance from a Convention fol
lower was henrthre.nklntr, but the bis man explained
good naturedly that each State had a representa
tive on the National Committee, and these 'inmlt
teerm-.n handled th.- tickets.
"Who la • :'a!nt!vfly asked

• an. "What
forms»
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erlmly:
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MASON AGAINST ROOSEVELT.— Th© only
William Mason, of Illinois, the one terra Sen
ator, rolled Into Philadelphia yesterday, and
promptly enunciated th.- opinion that Roosevelt
ought not to accept th<* nomination for Vice-Presi
dent, and should come out and say so. Roosevelt
heard of It. and promptly put forth his last dec
lination. Senator Mason would not commit him
self further In predictions th-ui to say •-at Ik*
thought the Republican ticket would win.
NEW politicians WANTED.— Charles H.
Prltchmrd, who claims Alabama as his home, is on*
of the most progressive colored men in the South,
and is here watching tho Convention. He would
like to see Governor Roosevelt nominated for Vice-
President, but he thinks it would be a bad thing
to fcrco him. Mr. Pritchard lives In Mobile. H*
says th it the- only hope that the Republican, party
can ever have to carry any Southern States lies
in Republican reorganization. '"The whole trouble
in the South," he said earnestly, "is that the
wrong men are at the head of our party organiza
tion. It is controlled by a small clique of politician*
whose> only hope is to set ottlce. and who by their
methods and often by their personalities antago
nize those wh > would like to come Into the fold. I
am satisfied that if the Administration would lgnora
the professional Southern politicians, both white
■'■■■■ appoint to office conservative and
safe white men who have never been actively
Identified with politics, but who have tha respect
of the business element In their communities. It
would do more to strengthen the party than any
thing else could do. Just so lonsr an the Adminis
tration recognizes ttu» professional politician. Just
so long -will It earn the antagonism of th.< batter
element in the South, and th«» souuer the National
laa us r»«;u^aUt> thai it* uu»»i"
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