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fpi JYI -lkJkk C2tf '' "THE WEATHEfi PREDICTION I l
II nmSoTm. Jl ' NEW york, "Wednesday, july 8, isog.-copyhight, lsliYJiEl'iaNTOtrvNirpulLisinNTTssociATioy. iiici; two c : e mT $
f 1 1 United Only in Their Opposi-
f4f tion to Gold.
Irift NO LEADER HAS ARSEN.
Bland Still Ahead In the Race
ft of the Candidates.
oKl The tsllverltes " M"" ",
Pi Motors Their l'lun. to O.t . Sure
XSI Two-thirds Vnte-Htrennlh or IH Far.
ifp Unn. nt Present The Chirr leader.
$SJ oi ho Silver Men Let rrtlcll
. $k Vnknosvo Men Tlk T"-Wkr
J'gS Henntor Jones May llseomn tie
jj Lender -AltaeWs Churlish Tollcy-
lJU lllnnd's Doom In No I.onaer IJfowlns.
tfP CiurAUO. July 7. -la electing Scnaur John
TO Warwick Daniel temporary Chalrou of the
ji Convention to-day tho tree-silver eottrt won
Wj the Qrt heat In the great campaign r. hut It
! cannot he said that the silver men are any
lit nearer the consummation of their ban than
r- .11 i they wore yesterday or the ilaT beforftor even a
TP? month aeo. They hare carried out Uielr pro-
28 gramme, so far as It contemplated therejcetlon
AS of nn offers of conciliation from tl sound-
MI money men In the Convention, but tbefare now
'Hi drifting leaderless. And the real flgtt Is about
H to begin. .
daTsTC ti.. Linn hrtweon the Bold mon amltneallver
f3L. men in the Convention has been made and set-
' v5l tI. The Issue betweeu the warrlngtetlons of
3 tho silver party will beeln as soon u the pr-
f mancnt organization shall be effected to-mor-
i V ' row. nut how or when It will be settW not ono
I" -h , of the thousands of howling, shautog free-
.$ silver cranks In Chicago to-night canuy.
fir There will probably be 030 delcgues In the
(Convention aftor tho permanent orranlzatlon
shall have been effected to-morrow. Iiro-thlrds
of this number, which Is required to wmlnate a
Presidential ticket. Is (ISO. On tin mil call
which elected Senator Daniel temporuy Chair-
man to-day. counting his own vote, lch with
courteous If somewhat ostentations chiv
alry he cast for Senator Hill, the stiver men had
6,-iT rotes, or 03 less than the neeesary two
I S.. thirds which they need to control tbe nomlna-
, 1 linn. Twenty votes will be Gained H-morrow
I I I byraUlna the represenutlon of eati Territory
I f . from two to six. Sixteen will be added by
j - i throwing out tho entire sold delegttlon of tho
l i ' b,at'' ' I,Dra5ka nml 'nn'tltntliii the free-
I "' fji silver contestants.
"li A few delegates will be sained to each of
' i several States where the gold and lilver lines
i4, wero not tightly drawn In to-dayicontt. ns,
for Instance. In West Virginia and other Stules
tev erul of whose free-silver delvgattt voted for
Senator Hill. It will then be necessity for tbo
dlvermen topics: up the remalnlti votes re
quired to give them two-thirds of the Conven
l.rtn by unseating enough of the gold delegates
from Michigan and other States where some
jrt of contest can be trumped up, ind In this
ay. nnd with the benefit of the tloe-hnnored
Inlt rule of Democratic Conifcstlons. they
ijpe to gather together the requljltl0 vote.
LACK, or SILVEB LBADBHSIIP.
The conspicuous absence of lttilership and
Rngleness of purpose among the free-silver fac
tions was never more apparent than to-day.
Their course In the Convention s charac
lerncd by bad political tactics, and If tbo great
army of free-silver shonters are not soon
brought together Intofomesort ofrthesiveneM,
a protracted struggle among the disorganized
mob Is destined to precede the ncm.natlon of a
It ih not strictly true, perhaps, to lay that the
f ree-llver army is not united on sar one thing.
h(ca,ie they arc practically of out mind to re
jutt any olive branch of reate ttutmay bo held
ont by the gold men. Thoy nnncssce that free
i.ilver will contrnl this Convention Irom start to
I Mi, nnd the Conservative mentsd the l'opu-li-.Lt.
element alike keep that out turpose con
Hanily before their minds. It might have
been better to-day. had the advlct of Deleitnto
M. Clair of West Virglnic beentiicfi when ho
begged his free-silver colleague! irom all sec
uii, s not to make a light on bcusUir Hill, but to
allow (he Convention to be urcuued nccordlng
to the programme offered by theNttlonal Com
mittee, and then go uhead n 1th ltdr own free
ftiltor progrnmrac, as they are confessedly en
titled to do ny reason of their orerwlielmlnc
majority of Delegates,
i Hut (en. St. Clair's seed was wn In barren
i ground. Ilcfore him tat tho Tlilcans, the Att-
gcld. tlio Hnrrlsons. tho Hoggs.the Cockerells.
the Harrises, the Vests, and tne many other Ir
reconcilable of the factional llmcrwlio merely
ernwled at thu hone ed words ot tho West Vir
ginian. They shook their headiind passed the
Murd about among the delegate! from the free
I fl !' filter States toask and give no quarter, and so
1 I 1 j nil efforts at harmony of action with regard
1 In j even to thu unessHitlal point of the belectlcn of
8 m i n temporary Chairman were abaoloned and tho
9 (S mb free-silver men took tho Cutlvertlon reins com-
II i St plelely Into their own hands.
I 'A ' 6V To-morrow the ellventes will begin the task
fc.fl j of Kalhi'rlUK the fruits of thclrlibors of to-day.
N-L. 1 Indeed, thoy have already begun Ills work, aud
" '? tn-night in all the hotels of this noisy, crowded,
J j confused, and temporarily unpleasant town tho
I l" H silver mm are gathered In conferences Innu-
1 1 W merable. busily, but an yet vahlr, endeavoring
i I i'x toneree upon u I'resldentlal candidate.
I 4J1 T1"' Ulnt'or,n' "" ,ar as ll10 Uunctal qurstlnn
kflSffl' Is rncerned. Is already agreed ujion. It will
YiIIIe declure In tho plainest languid that can be
1 T1 emploeil In favor of the freo coinage of silver
W I at the ratio of 1(1 to 1, and upon ttmt platform
F 1 delegates far the head and tail of (be I'reslden-
; j tlal ticket will bo nominated vhosu publlo
t ' j record entitles them to stand uuon it, Hutsume
Jry Sgjg Mot-es must bo found to lead tin ree sllverltes
1 .yi ol"' "' "ie wilderness In hlcti thoy aru
j 1 ' almltsbly wandering, and some plan must
L ! t agreed upon at onco for gathering
-jSljffe. - ' In the sixty odd votei necewary to
I v" Blve them tho control of the Convention
1 fr- from this tlmo on. (lenorallyonthe first day of
IS a National Convention, or Indeed before It
vJjt P ' meets, some one mtfn becomes io prominent or
l r ft so popular among the rank and flu, 0f tho party
t and among the delegates from tle various
.' I Stales as to point lilm out as the one best fitted
I to tell his party what to do. It imost always
j happens that or. tho opening diy of a Convun-
tion tho preliminary sklrmishlni brings to the
I fiontoneor more born leaden to whom the
(i Convention delegates Instlnctlttlj trn as those
', whose advice and counsel tley deem It wlso to
m UNKNOWN UEN COME '10 IHC rltl)ST,
( Ij 1 his was nut the case to-dir. The men who
I ' mouiilod tho platform to ,droCate tho
mrrthrow of the time-honored rule for
tho Organization of convention, were un-
known men. If they wers not. Indeed,
. nobodies. Tho men who h made for
' thimfelves reputation lu Hie rmllonal Henato
9) u" House of Heurcientatlves,iglllL.Bl(,kturoI
M of their own States, or on the prilltlcal stump
, "it silent In their seats w lille the cf bodies of the
m wi climbed the stairs and ,iL,ted for tho
VI j tearing dnwii ot the gold itandstdlnj the uplift
i !"e "' "'" f ree-Bllver banner. Thitost eloquent
-oWi - advocate of free-silver coin.,, ,f conre li
mps fcebator Vest of Missouri. tAit h (did sot rU
from his chair among the Mu, J dei,f atoi to.
J day. Tho molt dignified n Ijlnlnded of tbo
frco-sllver contingent of the United State Sen
tors Is James K. Jones ot Arkansas, but never
once, from the time William F. Harrlty opened
the Convention until Temporary Chairman
Dnnlol closed It, was tho voice of Mr. Jonos
Not far removed from theso national leaders
of tho free-silver party sat the loudest volco of
Its popullstlo clement. Senator Hen Tillman
was at the heau of the South Carolina delega
tion, with a frcc-sllvcr delegate's badgoonone
lapol of his coat and his. celebrated three-ttned
pitchfork Impaling tho gold bugs on the other,
but only twice did ho uso his strident voice, nnd
each time without rising from his chair. Once
he characterized tho speech of Waller of Con
noctlcutas n " damn fool speech." nnd again ho
shouted for a voto " nt once " without any pre.
Across the aisle sat tho anarchistic free-silver
leader, (lov. Altgeld of Illinois. Ho Is a silent
man, nnd was not expected to speak. So It was
with all the prominent men In tho free-silver
delegations. They let the Convention run on,
Interested, apparently, only In demonstrating
to tho Convention and to the people that they
are In the saddle; that they wish no advlco
from tho gold men and no asslstanco from
JONKH or AIIKANRAS UAY LEAD.
A canvass of the free-silver men after tho
Convention adjourned necessarily hasty and lin
jierfect, however, warrants the prediction that
Senator Jones ot Arkansas will eventually
emerge from tho free-stiver scramble and make
his bow ns the dlrector-ln-chlefot the free-silver
forces during the remainder of the Conven
tion. Senator Jonos Is an able nnd Intelli
gent nnd honest man. Ho Is courteous and
dignified, but his soul Is as full of free
slhrr as that of Tilmnn or Altgeld
nnd his advice and counsel will be offered In
favor of the nomlnatlion ot as radical an ad
vocate of the free coinage of stiver ns can bo
found. Who will recelvo the support of Senator
Jones no free-silver man seems ct able to say.
" Silver Dick " (Hand still stands at the head of
the free-silver candidates, but none of his most
enthusiastic followers ventures to claim that he
Is within 200 votes of tho number necessary Ui
give him tho I'resldentlal nomination.
Tho man who yet. In a certain sense, holds the
key to the situation Is (lov. John P. Altgeld,
and tho delegation of his State standi commit
ted to Illand. There Is still an Impression
abroad that Altgeld Is for Dland only for the
purpose ot holding the Illinois delegation to
gether, and at the proper time he will swing
them for some candidate who Is satisfactory to
himself. Of course. Altgeld cares nothing for
Wand, nor for any othor of the numerous can
didates. The question with him Is simply wheth
er he can best promote his own political pros
perity and the Interests of the political faction to
which he belongs by bringing about the nomi
nation of the free-silver rustic from Missouri,
nnd no one doubts that It he sees a better chance
before him he will promptly seize It. Those
who aro In the confidence ot tho Illinois Gov
ernor, howeter. and who have had prlvnte talks
with blm during the past few days. Insist that
ho has committed his delegation to Ulnud, after
the most careful consideration of all possible
contingencies, and that he will stick to him as
long as there is a possibility of his nomination.
III. AND ACIAISBT TIIK FIEM.
This Illinois support and the enthusiasm with
which tho Missouri delegation is standing by
lUanil, with the fact that he has long been re
garded as tho logical nominee In a Convention
controlled by a disorganized conglomeration o
financial cranks, are the causes that now make
IilHnd the most prominent figure In the Conven
tion and Its possible nominee. It Is still Rland
against the fluid, as It has been for n week. Un
less some leadership is soon directed In behalf
of another candidate. Bland may secure the
prize almost by default.
Secretory of Agriculture J. Sterling Morton,
who is largely responsible for the election of
the solid gold delegation from Nebraska, who
will be promptly ousted from the Convention
when the silver men take control of the per
manent organization, stood in a hotel corridor
to-day and told a llttlo story to Illustrate tho
general disgust at the triumph of tho free-silver
factions within the Democratic party. Mr.
.Morton's story may not be strictly polite, but It
Is characterlitlc and may bo tolerated, because
it illustrates the present situation.
"I don't know." said the Secretary, rellf-ctlng-ly:
" I don't know but what If wo were to have
outright free sliver It would not be better than
four ears more of this everlasting talk about
It. It makes me think of the doctor who pre
scribed a lot of medicine for a patient to take
and left without telling the proper amount for
u dose. 1 ho nurse ran after him and askod how
much of the medicine to give tho patient. The
doctor replied: 'Give It to him steadily until he
"The free-silver Convention will glvo the coun
try the whole dose to-morrow, and the patient
will have to stand It until the November elec
tion when other notion may he taken. Thero
are still candidates other than Illand for the
honor of being the doctor to administer the froe
sllvef medicine to tho country, and to
night they are all nt work using as a
basis of operation the vote taken in
the Convention to-day on the question of the
selection of a temporary Chairman, but there
Is something the matter with nil theso free
sllvcr Presidential booms. The trouble has not
been nccnrately diagnosed, perhaps, but In tho
nnsence of n more certain symptom, tho doctor
say that their patients are suffering from a lack
of political leadership."
r.veii (Hand's booth has made no appreciable
headway during the last twentv-four hour. It
Is possiblo that more Illand clubs march about
tho streets, that more Illand bands of inuslu
play In front of the great hotels, and that more
Illand money from tho Mississippi Valley has
been spent In empty flroworks. It Is certain
that there are more mon going about the street
with Ulaud badges on their coats, but the Nt,
I.ouls Inventor of gin nnd whiskey "ltlckeys,'
who Is ostensibly tho chief boomer of the Illand
boom. Is unable to show on paper that the Illand
figures have grown to any great extont.
Tho Holes men have not yet consented to co
quette with the Illand boom, nnd Senator Jonos
of Arkansas, whose support Is now so busily
sought by tho various rnndidntos and thulr
friends, has not committed himself to anybody.
Ho say nice things of Itland and praises him
ns a loyal advocate of the freo coinage of
sliver, but ho does not put on paper that tho
votes of the Arkansas delegatos. or the dele,
gates from other States who aro willing to fol
low his advice, will be cast for "Silver Dick."
TUB HOIKS BOOM AT A STANI8T1I.I
Hlnnd'a boom has expanded until Just beforn
It reached tho necessary sire and then It
stopped. Whether It can be further Inllnted Is
n problem still unsolved, Tim boom of "Undo
Hod" Holes of Iowa Is Just where ho left it on
last Saturday when he took his "affidavit face"
back totbeflrundy county farm, after having
put it In evidence for a few short hour at the
Tho Holes men are as unsuccessful, or moro so,
In bringing Into line the many delegations they
will need as tho Illand men are In striving for
the comparatively few votes now necessary to
glvo him the requisite fl'.'O. Altgeld will not ac
cept Holes under any clrcumstnncstt, nnd so far
Illinois ha been able to absolutely block the
progress of the Hawkeye man's boom.
Vice-President Adial Stevenson's little bit of
u boom, created by the publication of his letter
In advocacy of free silver, ha made no head
way since It ran against Boss Altgeld' opposi
tion to allowing any Iltlnol Democrat to be
come more) prominent In tbo party than he 1
himself. AlUeld will never permll BUvon.
son or Morrison or or othtr Illinois
Democrat to uor hU faco In pollt
leal Convention tht ho control, and It
item Imposilllo therefore thM asr Illinois
Democrat oan bo seriously regarded as a possi
ble candidate before thin Convention. Altgeld
would be for Altgeld now wcro It not for the
unfortunate olrcurastnnco that he was not
honored by Deing born In this country, mid he
will teo to It that no American resident of the
State of Illinois shntl becomo moro prominent
than the Governor of It.
suavis job nLAcrumn,
The boom of J no Illackburn of Kentucky Is
not even chained to tho around, notwithstand
ing the statoment ot, "Col. Jack" Chlnn that
Joo would be nominated on the first ballot wero
It not for the fact that Joo and Jack wcro both
rebel soldiers. Illackburn' boom Is not
modest, however, little as It Is, nnd it is a
pleasant sight to ino tho dashing nnd
eloquent Senator standing In the gilded
barroom ot tho most glided hotel in this ctly of
glided hotels, hat in hand, receiving wltti n
grace and a suavity all his own tlm homngeof
the rank and (Ho of tho Democracy, ns they ap
proach him without tho formality of Introduc
tion, while "Col. Jack " and "Col. Klitl" and nil
the other Colonels flank their senatorial hero
nnd bask In tho reflection of tho honors con
ferred upon him.
The quietest boom In all tho town Is the one
that Is npt to becomo the mnstdnngerons. This
Is the boom of "Johnny" McLean, editor nnd
proprietor of the Cincinnati Kiiqiifrrr nnd
President of tho Washington (las Company.
Mr. McLean Is ostensibly a free-stiver candi
date, but be ha many friends among the sound
money delogates. His relations with William
C. Whitney are cordial, and he Is the only can
didate among all those mentioned who possesses
Urge wealth, which Is sometimes all deslrablo
In a political Convention nnd utter It.
The Ohio delegation. It must bo said. Is not
supporting McLean solidly. A few of the delo
gates crept from beneath his protecting wing to
day, but, as a rule, thoy aro with him and ready
to support him to the last, because ot tho some
what peculiar conditions surrounding his can
didacy. The opinion is widespread that Mr. Mo
Lean may become the favored candidato ot the
sound-money delegates, who, knowing that It
Is absolutely impossible for them to nominate
an aiilt-sllver candidate, may throw their 300
or moro votes solidly for tho man who comes to
tho Convention with the backing of the free
silver delegation from Ohio.
Mr. McLean still persist in rejecting all sug
gestions as to his acceptance of the Vice
President lal nomination, and says ho would not
take It under any circumstances. Ho Is after
the first place or none, and there are many
shrewd politicians In Chicago to-night who
think his chances are oa good, and Indeed better,
ns thoso of any other candidate.
The boom of Senator Teller of Colorado Is
dead. Hlo free-silver Republican colleagues
aro still "walking the streets," but If this
Democratic Convention has not decided any
thing else. It has at least decided not to nomi
nate a recent Republican for President.
TlLASJt 1'IIUXES MX OllAVEYIXEa.
"The Ilrsllhnt I'sn B Done for the OreuC.
est Number I All I Ak or Hope For."
I, I. in m in, Mo.. July T. -"I must refrain from
talking politics." said H. P. Illand to-day.
"Anything but politics now for n few da) s. You
see I don't want to force n.y-elf Into notice now.
1 have spoken effectively. The wholo country
knows my attitude on the Issue of the day, and
as for the details of the Convention and the at
titude of the factors in It I am In thu hands ot
the delegates. Thero Is no personality abont
the thing. You know everybody knows what I
think, and I am truly represented at Chicago.
The best that can be done for the greatest num
ber I all I iu-k or hope for The Democratic
party will do Its best for the masse;, this tlmo I
know." and tho cedar of Lebanon look up his
pruning knlto and went out to pruno his grnpo
vlnes. "Do you think that what Is best for tho busl
ness Interests ot the country Is nlsu best for the
greatest number of people ?" was asked.
"No Interest, business or otherwise. ! great
In Its real rente thut does not bene'lt the
masses." was the reply, "nnd the good that the
masses stand In need of should begin from this
point of view. IleneiltH to big enterprises be
come very much filtered on their long Jonrney
to the multitudes," aud the free-silver Lbain
pion smiled. "No more political questions,
please, not even the Cuban question. 1 won't be
up to Lebanon till after dinner, sny :.' o'clock.
Of course. If I should be nominated, I will turn
my office there Into a political headquarters,
but I will not put any telephone or telegraph
Into my bouse. That's the ono place I mean to
keep quiet nnd peaceful."
Mr. Illand came to town at 3:.10 with his.
father-in-law, den. K. Y. Mitchell, and hla
little daughter. He heard of the preliminary
balloting nnd selection of Chairman, Arc, un
moved. At 4 P. M, he recelvod a telegmm
from John F. Helnrlchs. who is now In Chi
cago, saying: "You will he nominated smd
elected according to my dream."
Thern was no enthusiasm displayed In Leba
non, nearly nil tho Illand mon being In Chicago.
Mr. Illand himself Is the least demonstrative of
all here. The telegrnmxaylng that If II1U made
a speecn It viould keep the Democratto party
explaining till election amused Mr. Bland Im
mensely. When tho mejsago camo that the Convention
had adjourned, until Wednesday morning Mr.
Illand bade the assembled company gnod night
and started for home. No amount of question
ing could draw him out on political topics,
SEXATOlt 11 ILL OX MS &EFEAT.
He Haye He Una Always ltavred to the
Will or the Minority.
ClIK'AOO, July 7. Senator Hill took his rejec
tion by the silver mon Just os hu has taken vic
tory or detent In the past -thut Is. philosophi
cally. HoKald to-r.lght. Just before going Into
tho Committee nn Resolutions to fight for a
cumpromlso money plank :
"Our silver friends havu thought it wlso to
reject me for temporary 1'halrtnan, and as n
Democrat I have always bowed to tho rule of
tho majority. I still think, that tho preccdontr
and traditions of tho party havu been over
turned, but I m certainly not responsible
for thnt, I have known from the beginning
that 1 would be rejccteit as temporary Clinlr
miin. When It was flrrt suggested to mo liv fie
Democratic National Committee thut I should
he tnclr candldnto for temporary Chairman, !
believed that the sll-or men would not wish mo
to prcsldn over tho preliminary work of the
Convention, My Judcmoiit was right, but I
liavo nothing to regrut In standing us tho can
didato ot tho National Committee.
" It Is n very dangerous step when old tradi
tions and nruccdontH are obliterated. Nobody
can foretell how far steps of thnt character
might go In futuro Conventions. Iilsnlwnya
well to stand hy the faith of tho old Democratlo
party and not bo carried away by Innovations."
MLVEit aii.'vitrxa vo.vmiti i.i .
A IMan wiim Formed In Meet I'.vm i unlln
Keo In tho Convention.
Ciiicaiki, July 7.- lloforu going Into I'onven.
tion tho allver men, under the guldameof ex
perienced parliamentarians like Senator Harris,
Senator Jones of Arkansas, nnd other., pre
pared a set of parliamentary motions to meet
evorv possible phase of the expected tight nltli
tho sound-money men overt he organisation ami
control of the Convention. Kaoh of thenu mo
tions was assigned to a designated leader to pre
sent at the proper time, and word Mas passed
round among nil the ller cohortu that resolu
tions offered by theeu porion' expressed the
view of tho party, nnd wcro expected to receive
the solid support of tbo silver men.
The Benedict I'tWect Collier Button.
Usoedlct Urol., 171 Uroadway, dv t
SU.TEH MKX aiUZK TITO BtTATEB.
KlBht ItWMcnn Sold Defecates A the No
bruekn Gold DetecKtloa Vni'snted,
Ciiioaoo, July's. Tho Committee nn Creden
tials at 1 o'clock to-night, by a vc of 27 to
10, rocommended the seating of thai contesting
delegates, four at largo and two Inv tlio Fourth
and Ninth districts o.ich, from tl.o State of
Tho unit ruleprovnll In the Michigan dele
gation, nnd this action ot tho committee It con
firmed by the Convention, svhl tlo-ow tho solid
vote of Michigan Into the stiver imlumn, nnd it
gives tho silver men tho majority of the delega
tion. 2 A. M. At 1:30 o'clock thoCnedentlals Com
mtttco, without n roll call, undated the gold
delegation from Nobraskn and raited tho Bryan
mr.Tj xEir ronic holt iaftkii at, i.i
Condert Belmont nnd Kins Conntr Kfen
Urge It Tnmninnr Ileal!.
Chicago, July 8. A meeting; of the Now York
delegation was held Immediately after the ad
journment of the gold conference to-night.
Gov. Flower, In calling It to order, said thnt
In viow of the Indignity offcrod to Senator Hill
by the silver majority In tho Convention he de
sired to have nn oressIon of opinion aa to
whether or not thedelogathm should remain in
tho Convention or leave. It nipon their adoption
ot a free-colnngo platfurm.
It was not proposed to cijme to any decision
until later, Inasmuch as Senator Hill, Mr. Whit
ney, William T. Harrlty rtsd other gold lead
ers were at that moment In conference else
where. The proposition to bolt 'hm bitter ly fought by
Tammany members undrc the lead of County
Clerk Purroy and Congressman Sulcr. Mr.
Gorman of Oswego also osiposed It,
Frederic ft. Coudert tt.ld that he wanted to
bolt, but ho was willing to slay In the Conven
tion If the delegation so decided, inasmuch aa
he felt bound by the uttft rule.
Tho Hon. Perry Belmont advised a belt, and
said that If the delegrsllon decided otherwise ho
should seriously consider tho question of an In
dividual bolt, as he ciaild not associate himself
with such tendencies as were represented by
men like Altgeld and. Tillman.
Chairman Bell of the Kings County Demo
cratlo Committee ilIbo strongly urged a bolt.
To support free sllxeer Presidential electors and
a gold candidate for Governor would make, tho
Democracy rldlcusaus, he raid.
At 1 o'clock the slelegatlou adjourned till 0.
COLD at EX COXFEIt.
A. Committer Ajpolnted to Consider Indr
pendent Action In November.
Chicago, July 7.-Another secret conclave of
the gold men was held at the Auditorium to
night to dlscnm the events ot the dayand.lt
possiblo. detei.tiilna upon some plan for further
action in the Convention.
More than three hundred sound-mnncr dele
gates and le triers from a large number of States
wsre In attendance. The discussion was ani
mated nnd A great variety of views were pre
sented. On the vftiole the expression of sentiment was
pretty strongly against it bolt of the gold men,
but tho proposition to go home and neglect to
voto for the nominee found stronger support.
According to the reports which tillered out
this wea the course of the discussion.
In thr early part of tho conferouco Mr. Ev
eretK rf Massachusetts and several New Eng
land representatives urged as tho policy to be
pursued that tho gold men should voto for Mc
Kiu'iey and devote their efforts to electing
sou wl-money Democrats to Congress from their
'ITnls proposition was not well received. Ilrnd.
ley H. Smalley. National Committeeman for
Wrmnnt, was one of those who strongly ex
ru essed his disfavor of it.
Mr. Irish of California advised that the gold
men should let the contest go by default and
stay at home on oleotion day. Gen. K. 8. Bragg
of Wisconsin was disposed to favor this plan.
Frederic II. Coudert of New York said It
would be wise to go homo after the Convention
without taking nny action on nominations
and roportto tbe State organizations. He was
In favor of gnlng fishing on election day. but
did not Urge this without tho endorsement of
the Stnto organization.
William C. Whitney then made a speech. In
which he said that It seemed Impossible to fol
low the course marked out by the free-silver
men. Ho believed that It would be advisable to
take no further part In the proceedings nfter tho
adoption of tho platform and to roport to the
Democratlo Stato Convention for further con
sideration of the altitude to betaken by tho
sound-money Demooracy. Somoof thoe present
advocated the nomination of a third ticket, but
they were evidently in a small minority.
Ex-Guv. Russell of Massachusetts mndo a
speech expressing strong dissatisfaction with
the situation nnd looking toward a bolt of the
The gold men finally, under the leadership of
Mr. Whitney, adopted the following resolution:
" Thnt a committee of one or more be appoint
ed from each State to confer with the peoplo
and report the temper concerning nn organi
zation of the aound.money old Democracy nnd
how far such organization should go In Inde
pendent action for the election noxt November."
THE I'LATI'OIIM C03I3IXTTEK.
Nenator Jonea of Arknnaaa la Uhosra Ita
Chii'aiio, July 7. Tho Committee on Resolu
tions began Its session In the rooms of the Na
tional Commlttoe. A tremendous effort was
made to make Senator Pitchfork Tillman Chnlr
mnn of the committer, nnd he camo within a
few votes of gutting the place.
Gov. Altgeld' friends at tho lost mo
ment, decided that It would bo unwise, for
him to becomo Chairman of tho Com
mittee on Resolutions. The silver men decided
that Senator Jonos of Arkansas' should bo tho
Chairman of the committee, and nfter u discus
sion lasting until a lute hour a HUb-conimlttco
was appointed to draft tho money plank. This
committee, consist! of Senator .loncn. Senator
C'orkiell, Scnntor flrorgo. Scnntor Tillman,
Senator Hill, N K, Wnrthlngton of Illinois,
Senator Vilas, and ex-Oov. Russell,
It will be observed that Hill. Vilas, and Rus
sell aro the only gold men on thla sub-committee.
Senator Hill, howorer. Is battling
against a forlorn hone In the effort to avoid a
strnlgutout freo coinago six teen-to-one plank,
Floivrr Hot tbe First Oresl Hbout,
Clin mo, July 7, Tho vory first shout In the
Convention hall that had any enthusiasm In It
went up when Gov, Flower started down the
aisle toward his seat. Ho wa recognized first
by a Pennsylvania delegate, who yelled
"Flower," and then the shouting began. Tho
New Yorkers took It up, nd there was genuine
ginger on tap for a minute or two. The Gov
ernor was tlcklid at the demonstration and
grinned his appreciation. He took a seat Just In
front of Col. Franklin Bartlett In the New York
-Uboriy rot cubs" a LlUriy Oleyols for all th
'- tH-tyj" . , -.- nssmsjasnl
HILL IS TURNED DOWN.
Tho Oonvontion Ovorrules the
SENATOR DANIEL CHOSEN.
The Vote that Made Him Tempo
rary Chairman Was 556 to 340.
A. Htnrmr Scene In thn Convention- Attnn
Mellermotr. Ex-Oov. Wo Iter, nnd Col.
fellows Chnmplnn the Causa of Hen.
ntor Hill, nnd Appenl to the Wen
from tho IVest nnd Month Not to
Overrule Bemoerntla lrrcerient hy
I'tirnlniz Bnsvn Ho UlstlnaiilNhed is
Ilemncrnt The Silver Men Admit thnt
Thejr Were Asmlnat Hill for Trmpnrnry
ftinlrtniin tleen.ue They Kenred tin
'Would Mnke nn Anll-Hllver Hpeech-A
Crush nt the Convention Kill Cnnsed
hy the Ileliiv In Opentnic Doors.
CliiCAao, July 7. -Tho Hon. Davlu ,ennett
Hill was not allowed to be'como the tempornry
Chairman of tho Democratic) National Conven
tion. The silver men In tho Convention re
jected tho recommendation ot the- Democratic
National Committee, nnd Senator John V.
Daniel of Virginia wan chosen by tho sliver
men to be the tempornry Chairman. The vote
by which this was accomplished wns: Daniel,
5.10: II 111. .341); not voting, 1, showing Hint 1)05
of tho HIS delegates to this Convention were
present during the first session, The man who
did not voto was Senator Hill. When New
York was called, the Hon. Rosnell P. Flower,
Chntrmnn of tho New York delegation, an
nounced that Senator Hill would not vote, hut
that New York would cast Its sevonty-nne
other votes for Senator Hill. There was
great cheering at this. When Virginia wns
reached a delegate from the Old Dominion an
nounced that Senator Daniel voted to accept
tho recommendation of the National Commit
tee that Senator Hill be temporary Chairmnn
of the Convention. This was nn evldente of
old-timo Virginia cnurtesv. The States which
voted solldlv ncalnt Senator Hill were Ala
bama. Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgln,
Idaho, Illinois. Indiana, Iowa, Kansas. Ken
tucky, Louisiana, Mississippi. Ml-sonrl. Mon
tana, Nevada, North Corollnn, North Dakota,
Ohio, Oregon. SouthCarollna.Teiincsi.ee. Texas,
Utah, and Wyoming. The States which voted
solidly for Hill were Connecticut, Dela
ware, Massachusetts, Michigan. Nebraska,
New Hampshire. New Jersey. New York,
Pennsylvania, Rhodo Island. South Dakota.
Vermont, and Wisconsin. The States that
were split on the question were Maine. Mary
land, Minnesota. Washington, nnd West Vir
ginia. The Tenltorles played little part In the
programme. Kxcept fur Senator Daniel's vote
the vote of Virginia w solidly for its own fa
vorite son and against Senator Hill The silver
men In tho Convention accepted everr recom
mendation mnd' hy the Nntional Committee
except the one to make Senator Hill temporary
Chairmnn. They singled Senator Hill out for
defeat, nnd their tremendous machine easily ac
complished their purpose.
they I'Aiir. roit notiiimi uct sn.vnit.
This silver machine for the first time In the
history of tho Democratic party rejected the
rrcommendntlon of tho National Committee In
the matter of temporary Chairman. By their
notion lo-dny the silver men hnve thrown to the
winds tho traditions and precedents of seventy
five years. They hnvo got the bit botween their
tieth nnd they will sweep everything before
them. They care nothing for traditions and
nothing for precedents. Thcv declare that they
are hero for silver, and that everybody must
bow the knee before them. Hy their action to
day the silver men have rejected for temporary
Chairman a Democrat who has an hlstorio
record in the politics of the party, who was
Governor of Now York for six years, and who
is tho senior Democratic Senator of the State,
and the man whom Senator Daniel himself sec
onded as tho Presidential nominee of bis party
nt the Democratic National Convention tn Chi
cago four years ago.
The morning opened bright nnd cool. There
were brisk zephyrs from Lake Michigan, and the
trip to tho Convention hall was quick and com
fortable Those who have business with this
Convention hnve feared that thero would be
many exasperating del) s In getting to the Con
vention hall, which Is six mile out of town, at
Sixty-third street, near Jackson Park, but it Is
now believed that there need not be any
further apprchouslnu on that point as long
ns the Convention lat. It Is expected that
the work of the Convention will o completed
by Thursday night, or Trldny afternoon at the
TllOflll.r. AT THR HAM. IlOnil.
Over ten thousand people were compelled to
suffer for over an hour, nwaltlngthe pleasure of
Sergeant-nt Arms Martin to open the doors of
the Cnnvontlnii hall. Most ot the men In tho
great crowd took his nnmo In vain nnd wished
for him the most distressful future. Col. Mar
tin, In his efforts to, keep out rooters and
shoutvrs for tho various silver cnndldntes, went
altogether too far, and caused inconvenience,
nnnoyance, and Biifforing to thousands of Demo
crats, who will not remember his name with
pleasure. His policy was shortsighted and
picayune. It was the unanimous verdict that
lie should retire to St. Inuis and never again
present his head In a Democratic National Con
vention city. His conduct wns arbitrary nnd
his instructions unfair mid dictatorial. The
men could stand It a thuusand times better
than the women, who were neodlessly crowdvd
aud trampled because Scrgcant-at-Arms Martin
could not ad out a broad policy In tho matter of
admitting persons with tickets to the Conven
tion. The Chicago police. In carrying out Mar
tin's orders, demonstrated that they aro the
most uncouth brutes that ever disgraced n civ
ilized city. In yeurs gone by they hnve been
gentle enough with tin Annrchlfcilu vli'ineiits of
Chicago, mid It turned out lo-duy that they
havo roe'rved thulr biutlsh tendencies for well
dressed nicu ami gentle women. Itwua nn or
derly crowd, mid then Chiesgn brutrs.vvlth their
locust clubs, dlsphi) ed great valor. The burden
of responsibility for thu terrlnlo treatment that
tliesii mon and women received to-dny has been
traced tn .Mr, Martin, and upon his shoulders
must rest the blame.
The Convention hall Is one of the beet In the
I'nllcd States. Only half of It was used for
Convention uurposei, and In that half 1.1, OHO
people could he comfortably seated, Tbo hall
was bright and airy nnd was beautifully adorned
w lib hunting and tho shields and emblems ot all
the States. Conspicuous In the places of honor
wero big crayon portraits of .TelTerson, Jackson,
Monroe, Buchanan, and Cleveland, There was
n string baud, and had It not been for the ter
rible ordeal which thu delegates nnd guests wero
compelled tusu built tnl Col, Murtin, everything
would have boen delightfully Interesting, The
pand na tho iiiokI catholic and non-partisan In
the country. It played all of the melodies dear
tn the Northern heart and all those that were
crodlu songs to the Southerners. Tho rip-roaring
luues thai nr most tnjoyed by tho West
irners wero also on tap, and, unlike that baud
In St. Lnul. there was nothing but delightful
melody from sturt to finish,
AUTOtMl TtiAMri.rn ufon.
tidv. Altgelo ot Illinois was one of tb first
"great" men to arrive. II had been banged
around and trampled upon In his effort tn get
Into tho Convention hall, nnd he looked de- '
cldedlv tousled. Even the appenrnnce of a llojis
banner, carried at tile head of the Iowa dele
gation, did not rc - to phase Gov. Alt
gold or j unfurrmv his brow. Ho was
mad clear through, nnd his Illinois dele
gates, who tramped behind lilm. hello, rd
that their idol had been subjected tn Indignity
and Insult. Gov. Altgeld'a friends hnd no mure
reason to complain limn the people from nil
parts of the eountrv, who have coiuu thousands
of miles In I lie hope Hint they Mould bn treated
at least llko human beings hy Sergennt-nl-Arni
Martin nnd his friends of l ho Chl ago police.
Frederic It, Coudert, one nf the delegates nt
large from New Ynl; Stnte, was nearly crushed
In his nlTortsto get Into the hnll. Ei-Mnjor
Hugh J. Grant looked aslthehftU beennttiu ked
with n battering ram. .Mr. Coudert Mild that
his experience rcinliidod him nf nn old story
that he heard when ho was translating 1'ienili
paper for n Nov Ynrk neivspaper In his eliorts
togetu livelihood tn stud) for tint bar. llexnld:
"In those early dais I had to ntteud n politi
cal meeting. 1 Inquired of the doorkeeper If
them was to be n froe light, and hemlmltted that
there was. So I snld, 'Count mu In,' Well, 1
was In thnt freo fight, and when I camn out I
said: 'Wns that what son call a free fight In
there?' 'Oh. yes; that nns a freo light.' "Well,
then,' 1 said, 'count mount.'"
Senator John W. Daniel came In looking aa If
he hnd been hit with u tornado. Nothing seemed
to trouble this Virginia orator, however, for ho
dropped Into his sent at the head of Hie Old Do
minion delegation and began to peruse a ts po
wrllteu document, which turned out to be hi
speech as temporary Chairman of the Con
vention. The Hon. William F. Harrlty, Chairman of
the Democratic National Committee, strode
upon the platform, and his nearest neighbor.
Mttlng In one or the big nrmclmlrs, wns Senator
Stewart, the Republican free Mlverite. whoso
friends hope against hope that Teller will ho tho
candidate of this Convention.
MKW VOItK IIF.I.rilATER nAIH.V i"p.r.
With the band turning on merrily "Mary
land, My Maryland," In came William C. Whit
ney, nnd closuring around lilm wero John I).
Crlmmlns, Cprorntlon Counsel Scott, Tammany
Leader John C. Slieehan, Naval tinker Christo
pher Columbus Baldwin, Congressman Franklin
Bartlett, ex-Concre'ssman Daniel N, Loekwood,
ex-1'ostmaster-licneral WIIon S. Blssell. and
Mayor Mnlloy of Trov. Ail of them looked ns if
they engnged In n free fight to get Into the hall.
Most of them were philosophers, though, and
Mr. Whitney snld that It would be nil tho same
fifty j ears from now.
r-enntor "Pitchfork" Tillman, with h'.s wan
face, had a rough time of It getting through the
lines of the Chicago police. There lssoniethlng
about Tillman's face which suggests that he
must be hungry mostof thetlme. Itlsan eager,
hunted face. He was ndorned with his emblem
ot a pitchfork. Senator Jones of Arkansas
came In surrounded by his friends from
thnt Slate, and, by the wav, those peo
ple from Arkansas think very highly
of tbelr stalwart Senator, He Is kind
and affable, nnd he has tho old-time Southern
courtesy In spenklng even to his ndver-arles.
Senator Gray of Delaware and Mr. Whitney
went over to vl"lt lilm In the Arkansas delega
tion, nnd, although the two elements nre dia
metrically opposed to e-ach other, they were all
as gentle as doves, and the graclouness nnd
courtesy of the greeting that Senator Jones
extended to Mr. Gray nnd Mr. Whitney were of
dignified and kindly character.
CI1KKHS JOlt chVATOK 1IILU
In a few moments a great cheer went up, and
the delegates, alternates, and others forgot for
a moment their unpleasant experiences In be
ing Jammed nearly to death in their effort! to
get into the hall when they saw Senator Hill of
New York. A great cheer went up for him as
ho walked to his seat. Beside him were Mr.
Flower, Perry Belmont. Col. Follows. National
Committeeman William F. Sl.eehnn, Chairman
Hinkley of the Democratic State Committee
of New York. Senator Cantor, and Seu
ator Abesrn All this time Henry D
Purruy was flocking by himself in a
quiet corner of the New York delegation.
The chrcrs for Hill subsided, and he w as com
fortably seated by tbesldo of Mr. Whitney.
Even then Senator Hill knew thnt he was to be
rejected for temporary Chairman of the Con
vention. Sennlor Illackburn of Kentucky got a
rare old welcome from tho Bourbon Democracy
of the Blue Grass Stale, and while tl.e'O cheers
were ascending Mr. Whitney took time io say
toTiiK Sr.v that notwithstanding anything that
might happen In the Convention tbe New York
ers had accomplishes! what they came here to
undertake, and that was to enter their vigorous
protest against n free-silver plank and n f ree
The I'er.nsylvanlans, every mother's son of
them carrying tine silk American flags, trooped
tn nnd yraved them at Chairman Harrlty upon
the rostrom, who at the time was telling a few
friends who luvd gathered about him that
things were not apparently so bnd after all, for
the reason that he had learned that the Conven
tion hall wns situated on Hope avenue. Ho be
lieved that this was n goot. omen, even tbnugh
he know then that the free silver men sen to
reject for the first tlmo in the history of the
party the recommendations of the National
Cumralttt'o for temporary Chairman. Mr.
Harrlty'sdesk and all about tho platform was
tmckiy strewn with American Beauty roses.
They resembled In color the cheeks of the Chair
man of the Nntional Committee. It Is the
uuanlmous verdict that Chairman Harrlty
madeuneof the best presiding officers that tbe
party has ever had. His voice was clear and
strong, and his decisions quick, fair, find Im
partial. THE CI.KIIOYMAN ItF.ADB 1118 I'KAVKn.
Chairman Harrlty performed a good deed for
tho delegatos w hen he f elected a bright-faced,
clear-volced clergyman to make a prayer nt tho
opening of tho Convention, The clergyman's
Homo Is the Rev. Emit M. Stlres. He Is an
Episcopalian, and as ho rnised Ids volco in
prayer nil of tho delegnte in tho vast audience
and nil of the discordant elemonts rose to their
lent and listened to his invocation for pence and
harmony, the straight path and tho high rond
to principle. There was only ono thing for
which this young clergyman should be criti
cised, and thnt was that ho rend his praver.
It was a piet'iircd effort. With his ees raised
hcav en w aril, ho would occasionally take a glimco
down nt the prerand pmycr, but It was a good
prnyei for all that, ll was a prajer that was
listened to, and tin Rev, Mr. Stire. In his utter
niircsvvat conservative and discreet. Nobody
bowul his head lit a gie-aler Incline than Sena
tor Pitchfork Tillman did during the prnjer.
He must be n very devout Episcopalian, It Is
rurious to observe I tic dlnVrenl attltudesof the
delegates dm Ing n pra) er at a National Conven
tion of either party, Ta,ko to-day as nn In
Mance, and It was remarked that whllo thu
Episcopalians boned their heads and tho Ro
man Catholics did likewise, tho Methodists, tho
Presb)terlaii. and thu Lutherans stood with
Mil. I, .NAMC.ll Dili Tr.MlllllAltV C IIAIHMAN.
When the prajer camo to an end. Chairman
Harrlty, grasping fit ml) his mild gavel of Ivnrv,
whanged 11 down upon the tabic lunqulck,
i-harp, decisive, dtterralned way. lliat told thu
Convention In Miuenlii tunes that order must
come, and mini quickly. There was something
In Chairman Harrlis'a gavel stroke that Indi
cated that no matter what the silver men wero
lodo with the recommendation of the National
I'oiiimlltm ho far as Senator Hill was con
cerned, they wen to obey the wishes of Chair
man Harrlty " long aa hu rrinutiied at the
helm of the Convention's preliminary work.
Order came quickly, Eveiyhody wasexpectant.
There was deep silence.
Chairman Harrlty then, In vrlco that could
. ,- -j-- d'8rsm -n
r i .
be heard tn the uttermost part of the hall. an. i ! ! J
nnunccd that, by direction of tho Democratlo f- i'ft
.Nntional Committor, ho desired Io report lor , JS i, j
temporary Chairman of the Convention th Si j 1
name of tho Hon. David II. Hill of New York. ij j
Instantly thero was a spontaneous outburst of flr i
cheers. The New Yorkers were on their chair Us! ' '
wnvlng hats and h.vndkerthlcfs, tho Pennsyl- (fir i
vanlans wcro sweeping their American flag & '
through the air. In the gnllerlesacloudof hand- tJH J j
kerchiefs were waved hy fair women, and the I, j
men hnok their canes anil hats In token of fttl ! '
llielr approval. .Meantime Senator Hill sat W' i
thero heldo Mr. Whitney, hi face somewhat Ww '
pallid, but fer nil that lies appeared to be un- RK & "
concerned, bee a.iso ho had inado lip his inlnd ju j
Mirtly what tho silver men wero to do with f p) 1 1 i
him. Ilie npplnii'c died nuny only to bo taken (Si 3 "
up ngaln hy enthusiastic delegate who called Wrv
for llireo i heers fur Hill. Thu band came la Kill! '
with "Dixie.1' nnd this vvu Intended to soften " fr I
the hearts of tho Southern Dcmuiriils. who ", ' tj ! f ,
vvern to force Senator Hill out of his place a i , tl' j
temporary Chairman. j' r ,
Uinlriniin Harrltv then rnrtnnlly announced a i ' '
thnt tin National Committee had nlso selected R i
Simon P. Sherrln of Indiana to be temporary t r)W
Steretnry nnd John I. .Martin of St. I.ouls to he ' 'fi'll
temporary Sergeant nt-Arms. Tim silver men, ' Slff!'
however, did not can whether theso men r. '. "jf; fji ,
Minified III their places or not. Thoy n era Inter- - Ml j
ested In the nnmo of Senator Hill, and no other. jf fv '
THK riiix-sil.vKic u:.st ivami; iianiku (Sif ',
Chairman Harrlty was nbout to ask tho pleas- f ' ? '
lire of the Convention on the recommendo- i S.i;
tlons of tho Notional Committee, when he fjI'M
observed fnr olf to one side of the, Convention V
tlm Hon. ll. D. Clavlon ot Alabama, tho tjg !
gentleman who hns declared all along that ho S. -I'i
would see to it lliat Senator Daniel displaced f $ '
Senator Hllf. As Mr. CInytou cams toward tho 4; ijft ,:
platform to read the minority report of the Na- $i -'f j
tlonhl Committee, substituting the namo of jfe fc ',
Scnntor Daniel for Senator 11111, tho silver men ?S '
broke out with the first great demonstration In P- ; ;;
tho Convention. Their shrieks nnd cheer for jE ' j "
Clayton will long be remembered. They wero M , ':
Interspersed with the well-known rebel yell. Sfit-t j j
and it was a moment or two after Clayton W$
reached the platform before he could proceed. sif5'
Ho then declared that ho would read thereo- KJ:"-
ommendatlon of twent) -three National Com- xV'i
mltteiuen who differed with twentv-seven of wg j
their brethren. He declared that thee twenty- rJl: ) j
three National Committeemen were more In ao- ? f (J
cord with the great majority of tne Democrats I'stj
of the country than were the twonty-soven, and 8 J 'J
he then added thot he was authorized by theso t j'fj I I
tw cut) -three to present to this Convention tho t5itr
name nt the Hon. John W. Daniel to be tempo- j "' & 1 ?
rary Chairman. 1 he free-silver men then cam 's''
out with n seconn demonstration. Senator j jf i.
Tillman, leading the South Carol Inans, raised I 'jjfj'
n shout that could have been heard a block off, J 1 t ''",
nnd these cheers were tnken up by the delegates ." N .f-s
from Mississippi. Missouri. Texas, Georgia, nnd 'I "M j
the Western delegateswho believe in Daniel Ifll V
more than they do In Hill. The free-silver men '!
gave a demonstration of the power of their J 'h ;
lungs tunt made tho arches ring. - ,Mi j
iikviani) ron a nou, c ai.i- t tf A ,1
Mr. Cla) ton moved that tho minority report ' t j
ot the National Committee be accepted, aud ho 5-I
demauded a vote by Mates and a roll call. In ll M
less time than It takes to tell It Nutionul Com- '(l s
mitiecman Charles S. Thomas of Colorado seo- fv I
onded the minority report. Chairman Harrlty, s?j
whanging for dear life with his gavel, restored ij , '
order, nnd amid a silence w lilch could be felt ho . , fj' ', '
said. "The gentleman moves, to substitute Sen- 1 S- I
ntor Daniel in place of Senator Hill." Insttuit!c --T""' j( t
there were great siou: of "roll call" from all JJ H -
parts of the hall. Chairman Harrlty nearly : U( '
split his desk Into kindling wood 111 restoring ' lr'
order, and then be said in ringing tones: Jj ' Ml&
"It might ns well be understood now as at ' , ;JW
any other time that as long as tho present occu- , V ,H'
pantnf this chair conducts the proceedings of 1 1'
this Convention they must and they shall ba r,l
conducted In an ordeily fashion." jj jj;
Despite this warning there vv ere moro shrieks J j,
for "roll call." but Chairman Harrlty. paying ' 'W',
no attention to them, recognized the Hon. llii
Thomas Waller. ex-Governor of Connecticut, y'M
but the Hon. Mr. Waller was not ready to go on llSP
Jusi at that moment, and so he gave place to the j, tf'It
Hon. Allan McDermott of New Jcre . f jj Ij;
VI'HKIIMOTT (IPr.Ns THE IlKIIVTn. j Hi.'
Mr. McDermott has declared nil along, even j
before he came to Chicago, that he would fight I . ypj
to the lost against a free-silver man nnd n freo- J vfbS '
silver plank, but It was quickly observed from SkM'!
the first utterance that Mr. McDeruiott had de- j) i'wJk
elded upon a politic nnd even conciliatory ill ", fij
speech. Hn said that he was pleased to par W m1'
high tribute to the gentleman recommended as I ( If' S7 ; :
substitute for Senator Hill, but he declared I j J fi'l",
that In Senator Hill's Democracy thero was no j ' . j'
North, no South, no East, and no West. Ha j 'li
had proclaimed to all the vv orld, " 1 am n Demo- l' 'i
crat." With these words great cheers broke V L
out. Mr. Hill seemed to be greatly interested i pj i'
tn Mr. McDermott' speech. Ho put on j V; ju
his nose glasses anil looked Intently at , ''Vi', f1 r
tho New Jersey orator. Mr. McDermott . C4U (
declared that while tho majority in this j WwMt
Convention had the right to rule It, he could Jtir 'kjpslil'
not understand why the recommendation of theS' W$t i
National Committee for temporary Chairman mWi I '''
should be violated nnd abrogated In a DerojE- Mil! :i
cratto National Convention. Ho declaredjrhat ffijljl'j!
tho majority In this Convention were drnarting rOSy ' W ,;
from the principles of the Democratic party, )' "y','1
and wero nbout to overturn n precedent which J i1 ,"'
had been n principle of Democracy tdncethat .' i) '
parly assembled to represent the pooplo. Ha ' i,i
begged the Convention not to begin Its work by t K ;
violating these time-houoicd principles aud h M-l
precedents, F flj, i
KX-OOV. WAI.I.RIl AllllfM.S rllKKIIt AMI III8SBS. ' jV ,
By this time Mr. Waller was ready to make ? ''"'
hl speech, and ho, too, came In for resounding .1 It''
cheers ns ho stool sldo b side with Mr, Harrlty i If
on tho platform. Mr. Waller was not ns ooa- J f ; 4 ,,
dilatory In his remarks us Mr MrDrrmott, jj
nnd although he got plenty of cheers, h p j
also camo in for ft good sprinkling of hisses. ' (j
He called Ills nudinuce " fellow Democrats," , f ' J
nnd ho wont on to say that all pre-ent agreed fjA ( Tjjja
that thero wero not two abler men In tho party ('3i jUJjH
than tho two men whoso mimes werolniolvrd j
In this piellralnary discuss, .ii, '1 hey should i jH
becheered together," he pud. "the) should he I H
honored together Senator HIM of New York
nnd Sonntor Daniel of Vlr.-lnli." Loud cheer l fl
followed theu utterances, 1 urllnr on In hi RJ ;1
speech Mr. Waller said. I
"Whom do) on piopose to turn down indls- ft
honor and indignity? Y.i) ." proposing to I i 111
turndown a mnn wlio has fought nn ressfullv jHsU
the battlns of the p.irt. nnd who sjsaaH
has never met "l m'd ,WH
criticisms from th h He has fought jHHH
without tho apprimii of Hie Mutwuinps. nnd "sspsssssssi J,l
without patronage and powe r. 'I "rti him down it Vb 1
If ou are afraid of li.m. I urn down David Ik ( ftHMa
Hill, and we will llrhl ) mi for tin indignity and liisiH
the. Insult that oti thiusi upon mm We will f ipjjH
fight you here and we will light ou clsewhero KjfB
for this Indignity nnd this luult. jfl'SfJ!
This was greeted with cheers, losses, howls, 1 J.Mi
and shrieks and a paiidiinunium of slinuti for i f,'ff
"roll call." wliilelhalrman Han 'V was bang- lilrlli
Ing away with his gavel In Ilic hup" of iei.toiing vOjjj 17 F
quiet. Meantime Mr. Waller recoguitd pv- IslftiV'H
nblythat lie had made a mistake in threaten- I I'lij !.
ing to light thoe whu wero In the scheme tn J
turn down Dai id II. Hill, nnd ho closed his IJ i M
speech bv beseeching all to Hand together and IS t 1
to light together, for In that way honor aud f I, -; J;
victory could alono be achieved. 1 ' j,,
a uepciimcax I'iiei i:nr.xT. Jf l ' j
Gov. Hogg and all tho Toxnns wero then j JjW f
dancing np and c'luivn In their auger and de- f 'i jf i I j .
mauling u toll call. But Chairman Harrlty 17 fr
recognized National Committeeman Thomas of J'p l,',
Colorado, and Mr. Thomas seemed to bo nettled fl V 4i .
by Mr. Waller's utterances. Ho declsrtd tht A 1 ' jff'fB
ths charge of some that the majority rcrt) t J JktiSM