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I Ho Support for Repudiation and
I Other Issues Palo Before an At
m tack on the National Honor.
I North and South, East and We3t,
I Together Against Bryan.
I Democratic NewpPrnad Farly Lenders
I iluln In Ihe Bevolt Acalnet th Popnllat
lMnllorm nnil Candidate Folded Upon
the Fnrty at Chlcago-Ther "Will Bp
purl McKinley 'Bother Than Altaeld.
tarn and Anarchy Indiana and Ala
bama Join K-ntiieky and Nr York.
Lorivii.i.r, July 10. The Chicago ticket and
phtf.irm will be without newspaper represents
t n.i In l,nuljrllle ana Terr nemrlr In Kentucky.
Tho omrter Journal, which has never before
cnunelled a bolt, will lead oft to-morrow with
! emphatic declaration In fnror of a now
fuiund-money ticket: the Amleger, tbe German
Uk11. also serves notice on tho Populists; the
i.'r.iiliii;!'""-. which Is owned by the Courier
JmirmU, will fall Into lltlo to-morrow, and the
Kr.mni;I'( will do so the tame day. Thero Is
but one other dally newspaper In Louisville, the
Cnmnirrcltil, and It Is Hepubllcan.
The defection of the Courier Jcu'mnl U cer
tain to be followed by a large proportion of the
I country pres. and there will not be more than
four or tire small dallies that will advocate the
election of Brian.
The Churter Journal's actlonwas determined
upon this afternoon by Mr. Walter N. Halde
man. the Preslaent of the Courier Journal Com
pany, and Associate Editor Itobertson. The
piper will say In the morning that the action of
the Chicago Conrentlon was so plainly un
democratic and anarchistic that no Democrat
can afford to support either platform or ticket.
Major McKinley Is unsatisfactory, and the only
recourse will be for (rood Democrats to name a
ticket and frame a platform that will be In line
n Ith the party's policy in the past. Tho declara
tion will have a very Important bearing upon
the election, as the Couricr-JournaTt Influence
over the sound-money men Is undiminished.
I the Courier-Journal will publish telegrams
I tn-isnrrnw from every Board of Trade In the
I South, all bat one protesting against the Chtca-
I gu Domination and platform.
1 Democrat to McKinley.
Cjhttoi, O., July 10. An immense number of
telerams and letters are coming to Major Mc
Jniej.nnjupclng. withdrawals from the Dem
oir.tllo ptrty on account of the Con
vention, and pledging support to the cause
he represent. These came from politicians
of prominence, from papers of high standing
and from Individuals in the ordinary walks of
life. The editorial of The Set printed this
morning reached here by telegraph to-day, and
has been a subject of general discussion. The
friends of Major McKinley expressed gaeat sat
isfaction over the stand Tub Suit hasHaken
along with other prominent papers heretofore
Democratic In tone. Tho feeling of confidence
U gradually growing, and every person and
every message coming here encourages confi
dence. The nomination of Bryan was received In
Canton without demonstration, although large
crowds surrounded the bulletins and many
heated discussions were held. It was notice
able that the Populists and tbe Coxeyltes,
who two years ago In this district
outnumbered the Democrats, were the
loud talkers and the defenders of the
' Convention and Its work. Tfie strong,
stable element of the Democratic party In this
section held aloof from the discussions, and
many of them expressed their displeasure,
force of the oldest men In the party have pub
licly stated that they rannot support tbe plat
form. The Democratic Mayor of Masslllon, a
small city eight miles west of here. In an Inter
view censures the Convention and Its acta. He
" I do not say that I will vote for McKinley I
do not Intend to make any public proclamation
on that point, but there la no secret about tbe
fact that I am emphatically opposed to tbe
financial plank, and that I believe that
McKinley will be elected."
Iadlaaapoll Democrats) Can't Stand It.
I.ieianapoms, July 10. The crowds about
the lallstins were much interested In watching
ths proceedings, but when the result was known
there was an almost total lack of approbation.
A few In each crowd cheered once or twice, but
the applause would not have been nottoed in a
county convention. The old-time Democrats
bad long faces, and spoke when they said any
thing with bitterness.
Every Democratic wholesale dealer and
banker has declared against the ticket, Includ-
log those with lifetime devotion to the party
"Ith vote and purse. The Hon. John IL Wilson,
u-County Clerk, and a Vlglnlan by birth, de
nounced the Convention as an outbreak of
JacoMnltni, and declared he would not vote for
lj tbe nominees, Tho defection Includes former
iJL fUlB "fllcluls, LlouL-Gor. Nye, and Mayor
Jefferson County Democrats) for UcKlnley.
ATiiiTowN. N. Y., July 10. In "an Inter
view to-Uuy tho Hon. Daniel Q, Griffin, ox
Chairman of I he Democratic Stato Committee,
"ronslyei pressed his disapproval of the plat
form adopted by the Democratic National Con
ventlon, nnil stated that he would not support
ibe ticket nominated. He disapproved of the
action of the Now York delegation In remaining
In the Convention, hut expressed his confidence
in Ihsir honor and Democracy.
" I 'hall nut vote for the nominee of the Con
"ntlon.-'iaia Mr. Griffin, " for the reason that
" platform contains so many un-Demooratlo
"id objectionable features, that Its approval by
voting for 1(1 enndldate nominated thereon
imlJ Involve a stultification of the political
vims I have held and advocated for,twenty
" rears, jjn, t prefer to remain a Demo
"' Instead of being converted to Popu
llm, grecnbackisin. or free sliver heresies.
"' more Hmn tweuty.flve years heretofore,
nen any the so heresies has shown IU head In a
uemocratlo National Convention, It has been
Pornrd as It deserved and, It Is only after the
democracy In some Btatos. and notably In those
""ere its fortunes have been at the lowest ebb,
"Passed under tho control of wretohesllke
'""nan and Altgeld that the heresies I have
'"""fated rould find any countenance in a so
il ' lti "mocr.illo National Convention."
at hi Crl,n" lnod. however, his continued
, ,'' ,n 'e Hepubllcan doctrine of protec-
f(r 4 "n,and said that though the events of the last
It c7Mrthr,e year ,ta Ulul blmtoexpeotDemo-
M "flc defeat this fall lie entertained no mis-
x "ingionthat account as to tho future useful-
Baaaaansa-' t mm 1 1 ""fl . -, . ,
cess or destiny of the Demooratto party, and
predicted that the party would rouse Itself, and,
after spurning from its councils those who have
Impeaohed Its honor and Jeoparded lta fame,
beoome again tbe champion of those who be
Hove In the dootrlne taught by Jefferson and
Judge Henry Purctll, ex-Mayor Levi U.
Brown, ex-Lleut.-Gov. Allen C. Beach, James
A.Ward. Charles II. Tnbbs, A. T. E. Lansing,
John Lansing, George CI. Sherman, and many
other prominent Democrats declare that they
will rote for the Ohio man. The acttonuf these
leaders has spread the sentiment against the
Chicago platform and insured for MoKlnley an
overwhelming majority in Jefferson county.
Hermans Cannot Bland tlrran.
CntCAOO, July 10, The Staatt Ztttuno of
Chicago, tho leading German papor of the West,
which has been an Important aid to the Demo
cratic party of recent years, wilt bolt the ticket
and the platform. Washington Hestnu, the
editor and proprietor, said last nlghtt
"Tbe Sfonft Zeduno will bolt this ticket, hut
not until Saturday morning. We Intend to let
them nominate their Candidates first, so that ws
can give the better reason for leaving tho party.
The candidates will surely be frje-slWer people
and that will make our position the stronger.
The Germans of the Vet, whnm the Sdials
'.Muno rcpreents, hnvo no sympathy with such
a plntform as was adopted to-day, and the pa
per, speaking for them, cannot honostly endorse
Alabama Democrats Daaonnes Bryan.
ninutaortAM, Ala., July 10. There Is much
talk among politicians In this city over the
nomination of Bryajt. Prominent merchants
who have hern life long Democrats are loud In
their denunciation of tho ticket, saying that In a
speech delivered In the old Winnie Davis wig
wam In this city Bryan declared that under no
circumstances wonld ho vote for a gold
, standard advocate If the Democratic Conven
tlon nominated one. For this reason gold Dem
ocrats say they have tbe privilege of not voting
for Bryan.
The Jews of Birmingham ars up In arms
also ovsr Bryan's Insult to their creed In bis
speech before the Convention, and are talking
of organizing against the Nebraska candidate.
Well-Informed Democrats say that were it not
that negroes are on electoral ticket MoKlnley
wonld carry Alabama.
Xtasaaehnaetta Democrats for McKinley.
Boston, July 10. Collector Wlnslow Warren
of the port of Boston, an appointee of President
Cleveland, announced to-day that he was no
longer a Democrat, and that he would vote for
MoKlnley. Tbe action of tho Chicago Conven
tion, he said, has disgusted the Democrats of
this State, two-thirds of whom, he says, will
vote for McKinley and the other third will re
frain from voting.
Reprint The San' Leader and Commend
It to All I.i)-nl American.
The AVie 1'orfc Jfcruld reprints to-day Till
Sun's leader of yeMerdny. which urged all
genuine Democrats to vote for McKinley. The
IhraM adds:
"Thee aro onr sentiments and those fit very
true, honest, and loyal Amertean whose word Is
as good as his bond."
Democrat Hhonld Tot for alcKlnler.
root fft TVIllildeJpMa Rtrotd l'tm.1.
With every soncd-raoney Democrat the main
consideration Is to defeat the candidate of the
Chicago Convention and to beat back the waves
of repudiation and anarchy. When the tariff
and all other Irrelevant Issues shall have been
d ism Used from tbe contest this will not bo
a difficult task for the American peoole,
an overwhelming majority of whom will
rally to the defence of the publlu credit
and the honest standard of money. If it
shall be deemed Inadvisable or Impraotlcablo to
effectively reorganize tbe Democratic party for
this campaign, there will remain for every
sound-money Democrat tne opportunity of vot
ing for tbe Republican candidate for the Presi
dency, who stands on a platform which declares
unequivocally for the gold standard of value.
No sound Democrat can stand acsn the plst
form as adopted by the Chicago Convention.
No patrlotlo citizen can consult his self-respect
and vote for a man willing to commit himself
to such destructive and dishonorable purposes
by accepting a nomination for tbe Presidency at
the hands of tbe Bllverlto-Popullst gathering in
Defeat the Candidate of Repodlattoa.
Tram tht Sew Yorker StaatZ4ttuna (IMm .
Of course the minority did not expect to have
these proposals accepted, but It has maintained
tbe position of the sound-money Democrats so
far as this can be done by such a protest. The
correct conclusion, however, would bo to for
mally break away from a party which Is no
longer a Democratic one. bot which has put It
self in opposition to tbe best traditions
of the Democracy. For the preservation
of Demooratlo principles the immediate con
struction of a new political organlza
tlon would be decidedly tne best thing.
As for the rest, that should be done which will
most effectively bring about the defeat of the
candidate of the party of repudiation and of
revolution. It Is already clear that to bring
about this defeat the election of McKinley Is
unavoidable, and If this object can bo secured
with greater certainty by dispensing with a
third nomination, the latter plan must be given
up. The matter, however, deserves tho most
careful consideration.
Tbe Has Take the True Course.
from tht tfivarh A'eioi.
Until something may ho done to save the
name of the Demooracy and preserve Its tlme
nonored principles from Popullstlo tarnish.
Tub Suk bids tho true Democracy to take cour
age, and adjures all such, and especially those
" who favor honest money," and those who hope
to crush the "enomy of the fundamental prln
clplea of the party," "without hesitation or
evasion " to vote for William MoKlnley.
Every citizen who bolleves In the preserva
tion of the single gold standard and who has
the courage of his convictions can pursus no
other course than that recommended by Tub
Buw. -
Heir-lxespectlnc Democrats, Cannot Sap
port II.
JVom the Sew Harm Mgiittr (Pern,).
The platform agreed upon Is such a mass of
lalsohood, clumsy subterfuge, and deceit that
no self-respecting Democrat can support it.
But whatever happens, and whatever
form their protest finally takes. It Is Inevitable
that tho frse-ellver declaration of the Conven
tion cannot be aoquietced In.
Democrats Cannot Accept It.
Jromiae Duffulo Courier It m.).
In the face of these Justifiable and patrlotlo
declarations tho Democrats of this Htate cannot
without self-stultlfloation and Ignoble saorlflco
of convictions accept the Chicago currency
i-ir nr niuinort nominees who make that
S an the cTe7fa"tur. of their pol.tjc.1 aUh
tlonal ticket.
Where Wer the JlntlUeatloa M.etlna!
After a Democratio Notloual Convention has
nomfneted a candidate for President Demo
erotic clnbs In this city bombard the newspaper
'ri i7t iiluht. blocks of nieworki. hod been
ll-V.'.'Sfe Assoclat on of the Tenth Election dls
Ulit S? tho Second Ambjy district were ex-ploded.
aimax b, asiritr, ith. ktkinwat,
TT.K. lira Will Mot Bopport the Uhleasjo
Candidate WnlttaK for a Consultation
Oaly On War Oat, Hewitt Says Coun
try Before rarty-Blelavray Predicts
that lBOO.OOO Oerman-Amertean Voters
Will B rraetleallr Boll for HeKtaUy.
The real interest in ths Chicago Convention
for sound-money Democrats had gone when the
Convention adopted its platform. As ex-Mayor
Edward Cooper expressed It yesterday t
"They were very much like Abnor Dean of
Angels when n chunk of old red sandstone hit
him In the abdomen, ths subsequent proceeding
interested them no more."
Ths number of local Democrats who refuse to
be bound by the principles enunolated in ths
plntform Is very large, and In It Is to be found n
great many of the most prominent members of
the party, Snch as have business Interests to
eonserieare particularly bitter In their denun
ciation of the platform adopted, and, being op
posed to tho platform, have little consideration
for tho candidate wCo will consent to stand on
It, Ex-Mayor Abram S. Hewitt is one of these.
Although he Is In the Iron manufacturing
business, his opposition to a high protective
tariff is well known; still, he said yesterday
that be will vote for McKinley, the apostle of
high protection, as against any Democrat who
Is running on a platform which assumes to
recognize two monetary standards. The ex
Mayor was vorv forcible In his expressions of
opposition to the Chicago platform.
"The question which 1 raited," saldhe, "is
one affecting the continuance of this Govern
ment as a free Government. The men who are
In control at Chicago are destructors. They
havo destroyed the Democratio party. Now
thoy would destroy the country. Wo are con
fronted by a grave condition, and wo have llttlo
to choose In tbe way of Instruments to defeat
this attack on free Institutions. Ws must
take McKinley. There Is but one thing
for a patriot to do. Ws do not agree
with McKinley In the matter of tariff,
but ho represents a sound and staple
financial system, and that Is the Issue whloh
confronts us to-day. I know McKinley. I
served with him In Congress. He Is an honora
ble man. and If be does not agree with me In tbe
matter of the tariff, to long as he stands for the
preservation of the national and private credit
and against repudiation, there can be hut one
course for honest Democrats to adopt, and that
is to vote for nlm.
"Tbe Idea of nominating a third candidate Is
monstrous. This quetlon Is of snch moment
that It nannot be toyed with. Questions of
party fealty and sentimental notions about
voting for a Democratic candidate, even though
the vote Is thrown away, must be set aside.
This question must be settled once and forever
and at any cost. It Is not a party question
party politics nre not to be thought of in Its
consideration not for a moment. It Is an
absolutely critical issue, and there must be no
dodging It by honest Democrats who pnt
country before party.
"Tbeclvll war actually presented namore Im
portant Issue than has been foisted on us by tbe
action of this Convention. It was possible that
the States might havo been divided, and that
there might have been two Governments In
stead of one. It Is absolutely Imposalb'e that
there con bs two standards of value. They do
not and they cannot exist. You cannot put the
cars too strongly. No honest Democrat who
loves his country will vote for the nominee of
the Chicago Convention or for a third party
candidate. They must all unite to defeat this
popullstlo idiocy which has got control of the
party, and they can do that only by voting for
The candidates had not been nominated when
Mr. Hewitt was talking.
"It really does not matter whom they nomi
nate," said he; "but if they want a candidate
who really has some ability they should pitch
on Bryan. He Is a man of ability and Integrity.
There Is nothing to say against Bland's Integ
rity. I served in Congress with him ft.r twelve
years ana knuw hi til w01. The only trouble
with Bland Is that he doesn't know anything."
William Stetnway, President of the German
American Sound Money League, and a Demo
cratic elector at large four years ago, raid yes
terday that he was going to vote for McKinley.
Mr. Steinway saldhe voiced the sentiment of
the majority of tbe German-Auterican citizens,
and declared that as they numbered 1,200,000
voters they held tbe balance of power In the
coming campaign, and that their declaration
for MoKlnley would Insure his election.
"It will he recalled," said he. "that on May
22 last a meeting of more than 1,000 German
American oltlzens was held at the Grand Cen
tral Palace. All pledged themselves, irrespec
tive of party affiliations, to consider the at
tempted debasement of the money standard as
the principal Issue In the campaign. They
pledged themselves to vote. Irrespective of party
ties, for that candidate who should be nomi
nated on the soundest money platform, and by
his record and personality offer the strongest
guarantee of the maintenance of the present
gold staudard. A fund of $12,000 was sub
scribed as a result of tbts meeting, and
millions of pamphlets In English and German
explaining In unmistakable language the stats
of affairs were distributed broadcast over the
country. We mode a poll of the 700 German
newspapers printed In the United Btates that
discuss politics, and found that only thirty-one
advocated tbe free coinage of silver. This re
fleets the sentiment or the German-American
population. Now, when It is considered that
there are 1,200,000 Uerman-Amerlcan voters In
the United Btates, of whom perhaps two-thirds
are Demoorats and the rest Republicans, It can
readily be seen that In many of the Eastern
and centrnl States such as Connecticut, Nsw
York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio. Indiana,
Illinois, and Michigan, if an overwhelming ma
jority of the German-American Democrats vote
the Hepubllcan national ticket. Irrespective of
what they may do locally or In Stats elections,
thry will turn tbe nalanoe in favor of the He
publican ticket.
" Since the Democratio Convention, by a
two-thirds majority, has mads a platform
favoring the free coinage of silver, and uotnl
nated an out-and-out silver man for President,
the Uerman-Amerlcan sound-money Demo
crats, together with hundreds of thousands of
native American citizens, will go over and vote
tho Hepubllcan national ticket, which, I think,
will Insnro a sweeping Republican victory,
"Take, for Instance, the State of New York.
Tho cities of New York and Brooklyn were
shown by the last census to contain 105,000
German-Amorlcan voters, of whom It can
safely be assumed that two-thlrds are Demo
crats and one-third Republicans, If those
Democrats go over almost In a body and vote
the Republican ticket, no other Influence can
hope to olfset that Republican gain. No doubt
great numbers of native-born American Demo
crats who are unalterably opposed to the de
basement of American money will do likewise.
Ilsncs to my mind In suoh States nothing can
stop a sweeping Republican victory."
Mr. Steinway waa invited to be a Democratio
elector at Urge this year, but be has declined.
When asked about this yesterday he said :
"It tbe Democratic party was as patrlotlo as
ths Republican party and had declared for
sound money 1 should have been a Presidential
Ex-Mayor Edward Cooper said:
"X do not see how any honest man can remain
member of a party which declares suoh prlncl--pies
as thoss contained In tho Chicago platform.
I will not repudiate my own debts, nor will I be
a party to the repudiation by tb Government
of its debts. After ths adoption of the platform
at Chicago what the Convention did whom it
nominated had no further Interest for me and
should have, to my mind, no further interest for
any honest Dsmocrat except that all should be
united in their efforts to defeat the nomine. It
matters not whom he be, the safety of the coun
try demands his defeat."
J. Edward Simmons, President of the Fourth
National Bank, said: " The edttorlal article In
Tub Sdk this morning folly presents the view
I hold In regard to the political situation. I
have no hesitancy In saying that I Intend to
vote for McKinley, and I believe It to be ths
duty of every sound-money Democrat to do the
same in order to concentrate the vote of the
honest men In both parties against tho revolu
tionary platform adopted and the ticket nomi
nated by the Chicago Convention. I have been a
Democrat all my life and have never voted ths
Republican ticket before, but I pnt country
above party patriotism above partisanship.
Although grieved beyond measure by the
necessity of parting from ths political
organization to which I have always be
longed, I cannot accept the anarchlstlo
and revolutionary dootrln proclaimed by the
Chicago Convention. I have had occasion re
cently to talk to many Democrats of Influonos
and position, and they, almost without excep
tion, take the ame view of their duty a honest
American cltl7cni as I do."
J. Sergeant Cram, ex-President of the Dock
Board and a Tammany Sachem, said:
" I'm going to vote for McKinley. 1 don't ses
what else there Is for an honest and self-respeot-Ing
Democrat to do."
E. Ellery Anderson, who was one of the
strongest supporters of the Tammany ticket
against the reform movement of 1804, said:
"I do not think we should determine Just
What action we should take until our delegates
return from Chicago and report as to what they
have done and tbe action they advise. When I
say this I of course have not In mind the possi
bility of supporting the ticket. I will not sap
port their crazy ravings I will not dignify It
with the name of platform nor will I
support their nominee. When we hear
from our delegates we may determine jnat
what the duty of tbe Democracy of the
State Is. Until they retnrn I believe It prema
ture for Democrats to say Just what they will
do. I am glad, though, that In making their
nomination they have put a revolutionist at the
head of the ticket. What we want Is a revolu
tionist with the reddest kind of a red flag, po
that we. as Democrats, will feel no compunction
In knocking him down. I wired Mr. Coudert
and Senator Hill yesterday that tho dignity of
the Democratic party of tbe State of New York
demanded that her delegates In the Convention
should withdraw after making a proper protest
against the crazy financial plank which was
forced by the free-silver men."
Ex-Collector of Internal Revenue John A.
Bulllvan said:
" I am disappointed greatly disappointed. It
takes a great deal of determination for an old
time Democrat to break away from party tradi
tions. I don't know if I will be breaking away
or If I am to be left sticking to the old tradi
tions by tbe other fellows who have broken
away. I must have time to think. I do not see,
though, how It Is possible for me to support
free silver."
Ex-Congressman Tim Campbell said:
"Oh, now, you wouldn't want mo to make
trouble for myself by taking sides Just now.
Walt a bit! wait a bltl"
Kx-Corporatlon Counsel William II. Clark
"It looks as though I would be very busy
studying the market on election day and have
little time to vote."
Collector of the Port JnmesT. Kllbreth said
that he was not actively Interested In political
work, bnt very busy sawing Government wood
at the Custom House, and did not care to say
more about tho action of the Convention just
now except:
"The platform does not accord with ray Idea
of Democracy and Democratio principles."
GitAcn pncrEiis u'kini.et to ciiioaoo.
Ex-Mayor William R. Grace was seen just
before departure for his summer home on
Long Island. He said:
I cannot support any candidate who Is will
ing to stand on that platform. As between Mo
Klnley and the platform nominated at Chicago
I much prefer McKinley. I cannot and will not
support the revolutionary platform adopted at
Chicago. As to the course to be pursued by the
local Democracy, I think that we had better
wait until our delegates to the Convention re
tarn before any definite aotlon Is taken,"
Ilentry Hentz. ex-President of the Cotton Ex
change, and a Democrat of forty years' stand
ing, said :
"The party Is now In the hands of Socialists
and Anarchists, fanatlos who do not represent
rest Democracy, The preservation of the party
demands Its defeat, and tbe sending to
the rear of the demagogues In con
trol. I shall vote for MoKlnley, and know
of no Democratio business man of my
acquaintance who Is not prepared to do so. This
is no election tor stay-at-homes. The rebuke
must be stronger. We must get out nnd work
for the election of the Republican candidates.
It Is the only hope left of crushing out anarchy
and national disruption. No bolt and no
Independent Democratic ticket will do. The
delegates to Chicago should come back and do
tbelr best to elect McKinley. MoKlnley Is not
the best man the Republicans could havo nom
inated, but he is tho best we have to vote for.
I would have preferred Robert at the head of
the ticket after his ringing declaration on the
money Question."
the ymr jovrsalisht.
Plan Navr to Edlf Those 'Who t:nt Read
Beuator Ilnrrla' Blesaage.
CmCAOO July 10. The rivalry between the
apostles of the "New Journalism" continues.
Betides putting the star man In the windows to
write pieces for the papers, attaching cyclome
ters to their heads so that tho Swiftness of their
wheels can bt seen and exposing their brains In
operation by means of Roentaen rays, they have
called In art tn help t hem out. One of the rivals
to-day built a big blackboard opposite his shop
and equipped it with lightning artists, who pio
'tured the scenes In the Convention as they oc
curred. This enabled their readers who cannot
read to understand what as going on Just as
well as the readers who cau read.
Tho new Journalism also demands the name
of famous men at the bottom of all articles
printed. Last night Senator Harris of Tennes
see received a telegram from one of lb apostles
of the new journalism. It offered htm 6 a line
for five Hues of print describing the situation of
the Convention or saying anything that he
wanted to say. The Senator handed the tele
grain to his secretary and said:
"Go down and telegraph them five times that
Senator Harris saya they can go to hell, and
then you collect that JU'5 from them."
The secretary went out to fulfil tbe mission,
and Beuator Harris resumed his favorite pas
time of sating tobacco.
Why Beat a Mleycle
When you can purchase a Kt'tnlngton 'tiO on our easy
payment plan? Nine months' credit. Heintnglou
Arms Co., branch bvih si. and tlrand Circle Aiiw
"Tb Benedict" I'ertect Collar Button.
Benedict Uros., 171 Ilroadway. Aiv.
ma xottXKM: bo ntscixitnn as
Ht Heard th News la (lis Hotel tsad Waa
Prepared for the nomination by th
Bulletin or the Totlnac-Hls First Act
to Declare lor On Term A Short Speech
In Answer to Construtnlatlons Be Bar
lie list Bad His One.term Sentiment
for a Long Tlma-A Htlrrlup; Campaigns.
CniOAoo, July 10. William Jennings Bryan,
the nominee of to-day's Convention, heard the
news of his nomination at his rooms In the Clif
ton House, and received It without any apparent
show of feeling. His wife was not present to
greet him. for she witnessed the demonstration
in the hall that stampeded the Convention to
the standard of her husband. With a f ow friends
Mr. Bryan received bulletins that told him of
every move made In tho political game at th
Being absent from the Conrentlon, he was
able to analyze the situation nnd figure out the
Victory that appeared to bs within his grasp at
an early hour this morning.
A party of newspaper men were the first to
congratulate him after the reception of the
bulletin announcing hit nomination. As ths
men gathered about him to shake bands Mr.
Bryan reaohed for a piece of paper, and, stand
ing at a marble-topped bureau, wrote the fol
lowing, which ho suld wss intended for th
American people:
" In order that I may havo no ambition but to
discharge faithfully the duties of the office, I
desire to announce that If eleated I shall under
no circumstance! ho a candidate forroBlecthn."
After writing this Mr. Bryan accepted the
congratulations that wero tendered and In a
few moments It was apparent that the room
would not accommodate those who were surg
ing to get In. In response to appeals Mr. Bryan
took a position In the lobby and for almost an
hour shook hands with tbe crowds as they
passed in. It was a crowding, jostling assem
blage, but good natured.
There were a few cries for a speech by the
nominee, and Mr. Bryan was forced to saya few
words. He declared that he felt himself highly
honored by the Convention, but asserted that
no words of his could add to the work of
the Convention. The Convention, however,
was but the beginning, ana whether Its
action waswlse or not could only be determined
in November next. It was not for him to say
whether the Conrentlon had acted wisely, but
It was hts dnty, nnd that of all those who
agreed with him, to back up tbe Conven
tion and the platform and make the
election sure, Mr. Bryan closed his short
speech with the Injunction to those present who
believed In the Democratio party to mako It
their hunlness to see that Its success was assured
this fall.
Without receiving all those who kept pouring
Into the hotel, Mr. Bryan went to his room to
get a few minutes' rest. Before he reached
there some admirer had preceded him with a
bunch of cut flowers.
The telograms began coming In at a lively
rate, containing congratulations from every
part of the country. Almost simultaneously,
lithographs of the Nebraska man became
In his private room Mr. Bryan received the
newspaper men In addition to a number of
artists, who caught the candidate while giving
to the press hln first statement as the candidate
of his party. It was about his declaration for
ono term only. He said:
"This Is not a sudden resolution on my part.
I have had It In mind ever slnco my nomination
bos been considered by my friends as a possi
bility. I believe It is a guod principle for
Ope to follow, and I shrill Uvo up to It. The
Presidency is the highest honor that can
be bestowed upon any human being by his
country, and the power placed In the hands of
the President of tho United States is so great
that there ehould be no temptation thrown In
his way to cause him to use It for his personal
" Mr, Cleveland in his first letter of acceptance
set forth the objections to a second term In lan
guage so forcible that It cannot be surpassed.
President Hayes advocated an amendment to
the Constitution making tbe chief Executlvo of
the United States Ineligible fur reelection, and a
similar amendment was advocated by President
Andrew Jackson.
"Ideslrdto express my deep appreciation of
tbe kindness shown to ms by other candidates.
My nomination Is due to the peculiar circum
stances which surround this campaign, and not
to any superior merit. In fact had tbe Convention
considered who was most deserving the lot would
have fallen upon another. I eo highly appre
ciate the responsibility Imposed by this nomi
nation that I have avoided making any promises
or pledges to any person."
Mr. Bryan did not feel called upon to say any
thing with regard to the platform. Ho was a
member of the committee that constructed It,
and his Ideas of what should be enunciated
therein are prominent throughout the platform.
Speaking to-day of his feelings while deliv
ering his speech before the Convention yester
day, Mr. Bryan said:
" Well, of course everybody has a touch of
stage fright, and I, like the rest, bad my
little attack, but a tho crowd generously
offered-., mu a warm reception I lost my
feeling of otnbarrasement and plunged Into my
speech, replying to tbe many misleading state
ments that hod been given utterance to by the
gentlemen who had preceded me during the
afternoon on tho subject of bimetallism.
" As I proceeded I gradually lost track of the
fact that nearly 20,000 people wero facing me,
and I felt as though I were talking
to my old friends out In Nebrasxa,
When I had finished my speech I
went to my seat amid a silence that to me
was really painful; as I neared my seat some
body near me raited a shout, and tho next
thing I was picked up and bedlam broke loose."
Mr. Bryan has no plans for tho Immediate
future. He will remain In Chicago until after
tho meeting of the new National Committee,
which will probably take place to. morrow. He
will then return to Lincoln, his home town, Mr,
Bryan Intends to do his part In making tho fight
for the ticket whloh he will head.
Last night, when the nominating speeches
wer being made, Mr. Bryan retired ta his
rooms at the Clifton House. As bulletins were
handed to him, Mr. Bryan lay on a bed In his
room half asleep. After glauolng at tho paper
which bora the news that ho had been placed
In nomination Mr, Bryan smiled and said:
" Well, that is a pleasaut surprise, I 'did not
think the Oeorgla delegation would confer suoh
an honor upon mo. I guess they must nav
Jumped In ahead of my boys and set the ball
At 11 o'clock Mr. Bryan fell asleep on hts
bed, thoroughly tired out with his efforts of the
day, and did not even have tbe bulletins read to
him as they were received. He awakened at
11:30 o'olock, and, carelessly glancing at the
bunch of papers which had accumulated, he
" Well, I see they are still at It. They nre
certainly the most remarkable set of people I
over saw,"
Mrs. Bryan, who Is a small, modest-looking
woman, lmd a seat in the gallery to the left of the
speaker's stand to-day. When it was known that
her husband had been named for the Presidency
she was surrounded by admiring friends and
congratulated. Hie thanked each one pleas
antly, and throughout maintained a quiet de
meanor that Impressed those about her. To a
reporter she said: "
"I think my husband will try to deserve the
great honor these men have conferred upon
him. 1 appreciate it, I assure you. It his wife's
aHnMKanaflssmi'-'' ' n
mam - r Lib
SJJSSJ fo. j aaaawaaaaafaawamm
aid Is of valus In the endeavor to elect him ho
will have all possible assistance from me."
Policemen were stationed at the stairs In Mr.
Bryan's hotel to-night to prevent any but
guests of the houso from going up. That
did not keep the shouters from whoop
ing it up In the office nnd lobby. Impromptu
orators mado spicohoa for tho amutemontof
the crowd, describing Bryan as "the friend of
the plain people" and "the liberator of ths
while slaves," The enthusiasm was Immense,
and the orowd continued to grow daring ths
evening. A deafening raoket was kept up with
cheering and tho blowing of horns until a lata
Hill ofOeorsla. ths TonnRcst Delegate la
the Convcntloa. DeRnn It Alt.
CmcAao, July 10. Tho Intensity of the dem
onstration In behalf of W. J. Bryan tn the Con
vention yesterday afternoon was largely due to
ths efforts of J. T. Hill of Cordele, Gs,, th
youngest delegate on the floor. Mr. Hill was
ono of the three who seised Mr. Bryan and car
ried him to his seat. When tho ovation to the
Nehraskan was at Its height Mr. Hill went
around among the members of ths Georgia
delegation talking for Bryan, nnd It Is thought
it was largely through hts efforts that the
Georgians declared for the young-looking
It was Mr. Hill who secured the services ut
Hal T. Lewis of Georgia to place Mr. Bryan in
nomination, and altogether ho appeared to be
the most active managor of the Bryan boom.
Mr. Hill Is only 21 years old and has aspirations
to Congress.
Senator Ony aad Other Pleaded to B
Allowed to Vot for Bryaa.
CniOAoo, July 10. It Is learned to-night that
Senator Guy and the members of tbe New York
city delegation who are afflicted with the largest
big head, pleaded with tbe leaders of the New
York delegation to-day to be allowed to vote
for Brynn. Those men are free Bllvorltes at
heart, nnd have been ever since It became cer
tain that the silver men would win. They
cared nothing about free silver before that.
They were anxious to curry favor with the
winning sldo, and they were willing to violate
their Instructions and break faith with their
constituents It they could get anything at all
out of It. The statement was made to-night to
Tug Sum reporter by a man in position to know
tho facts. '
Yesterday, when tho Bryan stempede seemed
to have been begun, an effort was mode to steal
the banner of tbe New York delegation, so that
it mtght be paraded around with the bnnnor of
the States that were for Bryan. It was being
pulled up from out of tho floor when It was
seized and held In place by Mayor Gllroy and
Senator Grady. To-day, anticipating another
surh attempt, the banner was surrounded by
Police Commissioner James J. Martin, District
Attorney Nlooll. and Congressman McClellan.
An attempt was made to snatch It when the
stampede began, but it was nipped tn the bud
by the guardians.
caxahiax eakks aee akxiovb.
Wlthdrawlne Tbelr Ilalancea Here Because
of the Hllrer Asltatlon.
ToitoXTO. Ont., July 10. Tho revival of the
silver Bcare In the United States this week Is
having some effect on Canadians. There is a
good deal of talk about what tbe action of the
Cauadian banks will be In regard to their bal
ances In tbe United States, which amount to
$18,604,504. Some of tbe Canadian banks hare
this week withdrawn somo gold, and it Is be
lieved that more will be withdrawn soon.
One Important branch of American business
In Canada which the sliver question is likely to
affect seriously Is that of Insurance. A great
deal of life Insurance Is written every year In
Canada by American companies, and policy
holaers are now asking how their Interests
would bo affected In the event of the Demo
cratic ticket carrying In the next election.
One New York company has written life In
surance policies to the amount ot SSO.000,000
In Canada, and has some $3,500,000 in securi
ties deposited with the Canadian Government
for the security of Its policy holders In the
dominion. A loading banker here questions
whether It would be advisable for the Canadian
Government, In vlow of the turn the silver
question has taken, to ask the company In
question to Increase the amount of Its securities.
CLKVELANn irir.L -vox talk.
Befose to Illacu the Chicago Platform
or Nomlnatloa.
BuzzAnD'B Bay, Mass., July 10. President
Cleveland, Joseph Jefferson, and Private Score
tary Thnrber, retarned late this afternoon from
a fishing trip down Buzzard's Bay. The party
left early in the forenoon.
A representative ot the United Press called at
Gray Gables early In the evening and asked If
the President had anything to say as to the
nomination of Mr. Bryan or the platform
adopted by tbe Democratio Convention at Chi
cago. "The President," aald Mr. Thnrber. "will
have nothing to say with reference to the mat
ter." Bulletins had been reoelved at brief Intervals
all the afternoon which the President and his
party read hurriedly on their return from their
fishing trip.
If Wisconsin Doesn't Name Electors, It
Will Be Kay MalltaK.
CmoAao, Jnly 10. Senator Wm. F. Vilas of
Wisconsin was asked Just after the Convention
took the afternoon rocess:
" How does the outcome strike you. Senator f"
"Just about as it has done from tho first, It
is a culmination not desired by the conservative
sliver men, and they are frightened at the situ
ation." " Will the five dissenting delegates from your
Stato be able to carry out tbelr promise of de
livering the voto of Wisconsin to the nominee
ot the Convention ?"
" I do not dare to say, further than that tbe
condition makes It very difficult for us to carry
the Stato for sound money. Tho result will de
pend upon tho action ot tbe State Convention,
called to meet on Sept. U. If It does not nom
inate electors, then It will be plain tailing."
Delegate Jolmon Huy No Frve-sllvcr Han
Cun Carry the Htntr,
Ciiioaoo, July 10. One of tho delegates so
the Convention from Texas predicted to-day
that Uia State of Texas, which four years nao
gave Cleveland more than 140,001) plurality,
will go for MoKluloy this year on the free-silver
issue. This delegate's name Is Johnson. He
"The Northern people uced not bo sui prised
to hear that MuKluley has carried the Lone Star
of the Southwest, The good Democrats down
my way are going to voto for him, not because
we have any admiration for McKinley, but nut
of pure patriotism. No free-silver candidate
can carry the Stato of Texas, you mark my
Altgeld an Brian's Oratory.
Chicago, July 10, Anarchist Altgeld thinks
t lint the Boy Orator Is the greatest man on
earth. After Bryan's speech yesterday Altgeld
"A common man can bo President, but It
takes a great man to mnke a speech snch as
Mr, Bryan delivered before tho Convention. I
would rather to make snch a speech than to bs
President of the United butts."
..... ii Msssasassss'lllirillir Ill-" lllllllll IIS I
, j fcaSSSBaSsTsTssTssTTssTssTsT WBbSBVO -jpj--Hgi
II Candidate Selected to Fit ill
the Platform. :i
i 'if!
Bland and Boles Withdraw Before v )m
the Result Is Announced ... I 'I
Adjourned Without Nominating a mm
Candidate for Vice-President. hm
After th Fifth Ballot Kentucky CbUnttta C&tiM
from Blackburn t Bryan, and Wnn jU
Illinois Cast Her at) Totes for th iwawal
"Boy Orator of the Platte, Ohio ' M
Withdrawn Melean and Jaaps Aboard ', H
th Band Waaon Then HennUr Tan. f jJ
til 'Withdraws Matthew and bull j jH
Indiana's .Vote for Bryaa, at tha aijIsBssi
Bams Time HOTlnc to Make tha JEshbI
Nomination tTnnnlmons The Chair- Wlaai
maa Beelares It Carried, Althoosia) Visaaai
a Few Votes la tho Negative Coma bIhbbI
from Pennsylvania Anothar Boisterous Rl-snaal
Bryan Demonstration Evening HaSatoa StsTnai
Adjonms Until Uornlne Wltasnt Norn- liffl
InatlnR a Candidate for Vice-President, Ifffi-aal
Ciiioaoo. July 10. In every part of the hnb- " Kil
(table globe it Is now known that the Demo- JkmbI
crattc National Convention has nominated the i?V""Isa
Hon. William Jennings Bryan of Nebraska for Ulan
President. All over this broud land of ours Itls ItMfl
known that Mr. Bryan has been nominated on a lUnai
patchwork platform, whloh Includes tbs do- sslilsai
mand for free silver and an Income tax. Every sbwKssbI
Intelligent render of a newspaper la now fully Kamal
aware that the platform on which Mr. Bryaa Batman
stands is a protest against thrift and business Kamal
Integrity. The foregoing are ths conclusions Tvmmal
of tho gold men who hare eummed up fliimH
the situation to-night. While the people illaaaal
all over the world are now ncauslntes JIIhbbbbh
with tbe fact that Mr. Bryan has been issssssl
nominated here, they mar not be an aro what his fsssssm
nomination means to the Hon. Richard Parks ..'LiSBBaai
Bland of Missouri. For years and years Mr. injssBBan
Blaud has studied nothing but silver. Every fltamanl
effort in life has been subordinated by Mr. J..(!ammal
Bland to his theories and pronunciamentos con- ' I'-aaai
cvrniug silver. Indeed, silver and Bland for J J
nearly twenty jcars have been almost eynon- sKaaam
ymous terms. It was around hla name prac- tVTanl
ttcnlly that the great stiver machine which has ,' flfl
been In operation hero was built. It was In 'fadnssai
his name that all the silver men conjured- -Ikssssal
He built np tbe great Frankenstein H(t "--"'-jB
11 crushed him to-day and selected In his place a V'TsbbbbI
young man hardlr known to fame, except In ths ''liamBal
circumscribed districts of his former Congress x-mmal
bailiwick in Nebraska. It Is true that be has 1b
been a Congressman nnd that early In his days 'jv mam
he developed a knack for speech making, but in ; . jH
his short political career there Is not a flash of 'rismml
genius not-an episode which would entitle him -; IH
to the distinction of even being nominated for , ,;H
President by the silver men amt the Popullstlo J-maw
hangers-on, who havo controlled this Conven- 'vmam
While the friends of Bryan nre awakening V ijpnm
the echoes of Chicago In their joyous shouts i'Sua!
for their young chief tain. the old friends of Bland t if-BI
are almost heart-broken. Nevertheless, It Is sn ' 7'Jmal
evidence of Mr. Bryan's shrewdness as a young ' irjS
politician that be has been preferred over Mr. isni
Bland. Mr. Bland whs almost content with his 'i:3fmal
free-silver notions. Mr. Brnn went him one - jH
better, and Jumped in with tho Populists. So- , , 9
cialists, and all sorts ot folks who hunger for , V S
new fads and new political theories. It Is by u I
no means an extreme statement to aver that S
not one hundred of the delegates in this Demo- 'fj' 9
cratlo National Convention know where Mr. fl
Bryan lives. Thsy are aware that he comes I f9
from Nebraska, and that a number of years ! lSB
ago The Sun gave htm the sobriquet ot "The ijllil
Boy Orator of the Platte." !JJ ijl
There is not a silver man here who Is npt fully 'TiH
alive to the fact that Mr. Bland's home at ;f M
Lebanon, Mo., has for years been considered iill
their Mecca, Some of tbe silver men speak at- iflam
fecttonately of Mr. Bland and call him grandpa; j y'S.S
others ars moro familiar and have called him I 1 fH
Silver Dick. No matter what they call him, the 5 'j8
years of labor that he spent In building up the It mmi
silver causa have como to naught so far as his Yabtm
nomination for President Is concerned. A young Nafiai
and comparatively unknown man, with no i"B
record of moment In political life, has been $j
preferred over him, and the ambition ot j ngU
a lifetime is at an end. Everybody j MtjS
believed that Mr. Bland honestly advocated his 3 I'lIM
pet doctrlns of silver, but the very general onln- 3 , Sgl
ton her to-night Is that Bryan Is a political I'liMM
charlatan, and that every step In hla short j '4sV
publlo car ror has been an efTort to 9 T'f 4
push himself to the front nnd to use -I'iiljfJ
the economic nnd racial doctrines of any f P9
party that would bring about the desired pill
result for him. Ths fierce light that will beat itYvM
upon this young man during the ensuing cam- ll'B
yat(rn will tell the voters all about him. Already I'li-ml
the verdict Is heard that It will be quickly de- ; V&M
veloped that he Is a catch phrase politician, ' VfjH
with little or no balance, and his defeat Is pre- ; ;ijH
dieted without the shadow of a doubt. 1 Sftjssm
It was not ten minutes after Mr. Bryan was i(H
nominated this afternoon boforo his friends got 'iJfH
to work in an effort to have his nomination rat- itjfimal
lfied by the Independent Silver Convention and flffUJH
the Convention ot Populists, which are to assem- ' i(H
bio In St. Louis on July S'J, and according to ' u
the candid opinion nf those who have thrust i tfl
aside poor old Grandfather Bland and taken up (19
with young Bryan, tho candidate ot this Con- I . ffl
ventlon will undoubtedly be ratified by these ' (ijl
two Conventions, j t !
Willie tho gold men were telling their opln. J iJM
lonsot Mr. Bryan this afternoon tbey did not j HI
forgot to say a fow'words In loving memory of ( ' '1
the Pattlsun boom. It was their opinion that jak
ex-Gor. Robert E. Paulson would have taken j ' , jl
the nomination of this Convention on a plat- ' ; M
form which culled for clam shells for currency. r jfl
For tho purposo of uniting the gold forces so M'pJ
that they could present a solid front to tha jR!i
silver men and the Populists, the I'ennsyl- i ''jj
vatilans had sent reams of telegrams to Mr. 'f. t rM
Pattlsnn begglug him to withdraw as a candU " m
date for President Tho Hon. Wm. T, f
Harrlty, head of the Keystone delega-' ,. jtl
tlon, was tied hand and font in this , t j
matter, and so were his comrades on the ! tip
delegation. The State Convention ot Penn- H,i
tylvuuln had Instructed her delegation kl
to vote for Mr. Pattlton. They were ready ',$
nnd willing to obey these Instructions, I ,
and they did obey them tn the Inst. Bat slnos I b
arriving here the gold men udeptod a nsw (!
policy, which proclaimed that It was Inadvisa- , jj
ble for them to present any candidates to this ,;'
Convention, and in this policy ex.Gov. Russell
of Massachusetts and all others gladly joined .
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