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for consultation they will do go, tad that la broad and
liberal enough. These gentlemen, who now desire to
vot? tor another candidate lu spue of these msiruc
tiona, when they accepted their positions bound litem
aelvea by them, and 1 truai th.s great Convention,
representing this noble party, will not go back upon
themselves, and sustain the decialon oi the Chair,
winch 1 have no doubt waa made very properly, and
wilh a great deal of ability and the best inteniion, but
from which 1 and the delegation which 1 represent
must respectfully dissent. (Cheers.)
Mr. Atkins, ol Kansas, Haul?Gentlemen of the Con
vention, the principle which is involved in this con
troversy is whether the sute of Pennsylvania shall
make rules and lawa tor this Convention, whether
this Convention la supreme and shall make
its own lawa. (Cries ol "Good! good!'") This Con
vention la a supreme body. No Mate, no caucua has I
a right to make its laws and bring them in here nid :
say that tbey should bind this convention. (Cheers.) !
We are aupreme. We are original. Wo stand here
representing the great republican party of these I'nlted
Slates, and neither Pennsylvania, nor New York, nor :
any Slate can cerne in here and bis>l us down with j
thoir caucus resolutions. (Cheers.) More tbau that,
as the speaker belore has said, the great principles of ;
the republican organization demand that each man i
shall have his vote hitnscl! and not bo bouud
up by some party or power that la behind
him. (Applause and cries ol "Goodl") We are |
Dot here to lie handled like mere machines. (Ureal
cheering.) We are not here to be drivou In the
traces. (Renewed ob< oring.) Talk about your diaci
pltne, 1 tell >ou that the people or this couuiry think
there is a little loo much discipline and a little too
much machinery in our country. (Applause.) The
Convention is supreme. It has ino right, aod it is its
bounden duly to let each delegate here represent the
sentiments ol his constituents and to vole as a man,
and not ss anybody shall dictate. (Choera.)
Kuukkk HiU, of Maine?1 only propose, Mr. Presi
dent to give a bit of political history. In IStiH the ro
ptiblicau party assembled In Convi utiou in Chicago,
'i here ws.s unanimity ol seuiimcut upou the question
of the Presidency, General Cram was nominated by
every vole there, but thero was u division ii[ton the
que-lion of the Vice 1'residcncy, and then Petfhs\ lvaiua
presented one ot her gtltcd sons lor the sqpmd place
in the American Republic. Presented hlui under
iu<*lruclln.is ii om tho Stale to present him
and stand by him and vote lor bun.
1 was a delegate there mysell, helping to represent the
Mute ol Vlaitic. and the whole sceue presents itself
now before me, wnen Pennsylvania waa called and cast
her vole iiH a uuit lor her war Governor a delegate
In in Pittsburg arose in his seal aud with earnestiiess
and fervor upon his countenance and words ol mean
ing upon his tips obtecied, and assertod there the great
ptiDciple ol mo individual right to be represented in
that Convention. (Applause.) Mr. President, thai
appeal taken lo the Convention, raised then,
as now, Irom tho Kovstone Slate, was sustained
overwhelmingly, and llio clialrinan was directed to
ca.-l the vote of tho individual lor his choice. (Cheers)
Now, I regret, no man cai: more profoundly regret,
that these discussions have beeu brought in here.
They change the curteul ol the Convention uud en
danger its turning away, so mat our attention is called,
not i<> legitimate business, but to tho dissensions In
Individual State delegations. J promised, wheu 1 cauio
hero oil the piutlorni, Mr President, that I only
wished to givo this Convention a bit ot political his
tory. We can go back on It, if we choose, but it wo
do we do it by asserting that this Convention was uot
rilled by a majority ol its deli gates, but by the voles
of tlie States' controlled in caucuses In llie States.
Tne gicatest confusion prevailod, so that Mr. llale
stepped dowu from the platform and the hall re
souudeil with cheers aud crios ol "(juestiou !" "Ques
tion !" Amid tho oontu<iou somebody moved the pre
vious question and il was seconded.
The Chaiu?All in avor ot louviug tho main question
Will ulease say ''ay."
There was a loud alllrmstlve rosronse aud the motion
was. Harold to
The Cuaik?Tho question Is, Shall the decision of tho
Chair Maud as the judgment ot Hid hou.su. The de
cision wu8 that the tnur uoutlcmen lr..in l'ennsy .vauta
who arose auil claimed tho rljjht to cast thatr ballots
for Jnmu.i (i. lllamo have a right under the rules of
the Convention to have their votes recorded accord
A Dki.koatr kkou Ohio?1 ask that tho rule Do read.
Tho Cuaik?tho Chair is placed lu a very difficult
position id thin matter. 1 have felt exceedingly tho
delicacy oi it, (Cries or "Kead the rulo.")
The Cu.uk?Tho sixth rulo hays:?
If the record of the vote t>y States, the vote of each
Htate and Territory, ana the District of Columbia shall be
?iiiiuuhied by tti? Chair; and in ruse the vote of any State
?r Territory or ihe District of Coin ail ia aliall be divided, the
chairman shall aniiuuuce the number of votss east for any
eandiduto or fur or ogaiutt any proposition.
Now 1 put it to the gcntlcmon of this Convention
bow it was possible lor the Cbalr to do otherwise f
(Cries oi ? question. '?) The previous question is caJloiL
Mr. Dutcukk, of Now York?I desire to ask a ques
Tho Cuaik?The gentleman has no right to be heard,
anless iv consent.
(Atnldi the confusion, the cries of "Sit down ("di
rected toward Mr. Dutcher, were plainly beard all
Over the hail).
Tbo Cuaik?Shall the decision of tbe Cbalr stand aa
the judgment of the house r %
Mr. UurcitKK?I desire inlormation before voting.
The Ciiaik?The previous question has been called,
ind you cau only spcik by consent, 1 have no objec
tion myselC
Mr. Ditcbkr (warmly)?Then I say this la a gag
game. (Applause.)
The Cuaik?Ob, my! Oh, myl
Mr. Dutcuku?liy what uuitiorlty did tbo delegates
ot Pennsylvania como to this Convention f What was
tho resolution of the Convention that sent them litre I
Tbe Cuaik?1 reply that thnt is a question with wbicb
tbe Chair has nothiug to do whatever and officially has
ao knowledge of it whatever. ?ball tbe decision ot the
Cbalr stand as tbo judgment of the bouse r All in lavor
?ay ??ay."
Amid a general affirmative response, Mr. Cumback,
of Indiana, moved that tho vote be takeu by Statea
It was so ordered nnd tbe roll was called on tbe ques
tion of sustaining the decision ot the Chair.
When the vote ol Pennsylvania was taken tbo dele
gate who voted lor Blame on the socond ballot asked
the chair lor permission to record bis vote in opposi*
tton to 1 hut oi the delegation.
1 to Cuaik?The gout Ionian from Pennsylvania raises
tbe quvslloti that he desires to Vute sustaining tbo
ehalr as against tbo vote of tbo delegation the other
way. Tbe Cbalr ruled before iu lavor ot ibe Individual
right of a member to iiavo his vote so recordod, and
until tint bo changed, it, of course, stands as tho rule
of the Convention. (Cries "No, no.")
Tbe Cuaik?The result of the vote is?yeas 396, nays
564; so the derision of the Chair is sustained audit
stands as the seutiment of tho bouse, under the sixth
rule, that It is the right of evorv individual member to
vote bis Individual sentuneuts. Applying tbe rule
Idopted by tlio Convention to the second ballot It
Hand*as follows:?ISJaine, Morton, 120; Hristow,
114; Conking. Wt; Haves, 04; llartrauft, 03; Wheeler,
t, and Wushhurne. 1.
No one having received a majority of all the votes
ea?t a third bailot Is iu order.
Tbe rierk will call tho roll of States.
Tbe tblrd ballot was then had as follows:?
i 10 la ware
M icbigan
M :s?isaippl
M ssouri
Nevada ..
Now Hampshire
New Jeney
New York
North Caroliau
l'euiiay Ivan la
llhode Island
Souih Carolina
leu nef-ee
West Virginia
Dakota. ....<
New Mexico
I" tab
District of Columbia
2 ?
?! ?
16 1
0 ?
Totals .'aa.fl: tsijoo iiai?i
Massachusetts gave Wheeler three votea *
Minnesota gave Waahburne one vote.
Tbis w.ui the quietest roll call yet, the only demon
Strailon being cau-i d by some slight Hristow gams an J
the perianal liv ol New York In sucking lo Coikllng.
After tbe roll had been concluded the cbair said there
bad b*cn a correction made in tbe vote 01 V rguiia.
The Cluck?Ihe vote now stands. 3 tor Koscoe
Coukliug, 4 lor Oliver 1'. Morton, aud 16 lor Jaiues U.
Ihe Cuaik?The voto stands:?limine, 203; Hristow,
121; Morton. 113; Coukling, ?; Hartranft. t)9; Hayes,
07; Whe. ier, 2, and Wasnburne. 1. No one having re
ceived ? majority of tbe votee cast there is bo nonnna
ttou; a fourth ballot is lu ortier.
Tbe iourth ballot was theu taken as follows:?
*1 *
* ?
X Jf
Kaunas v
Missoui i
New Hampshire
New Jersey....
New York
North Carolina
lthodu Island
South Carolina
Went Virginia
New Mexico
Wa.s III nylon
District of Columbia.
lft -
Totals |2U'J OS m|S4|108;71
Massachusetts gavo two votes for Wheeler.
Illinois, Georgia aud Miuuesotu gave each one vote
for Wash burnt*.
The Chair?Upon this ballot Blaine received 2ft2
votes; llrtstow, 120 (great cheering, great applause);
Morton. 108; Conkling, N4; llartranft, 71; Hayes, 08;
Wash burnt*. 3, and Wueclor, 2.
There betn^ no choice, the Secretary called the roll
for the tltih ballot, as follows:?
(ieorg a
New Hampshire
New Jersoy
New York
North Carolina
lthode Island
South Carolina
West Virgtui*
New Mexico
District of Columbia.
Totals 287 102 114 82 M 09
Necessary to a choice, 370.
Massachusetts gavo Wheoier two voles.
Georgia, Illinois and Minnesota each gave Washburne
one vote.
Wbou Michigan was callod Governor Baldwin said:?
There la a mau who has beaten three democratic
aspirants for the Presidency, and, alnco he is before us
as a candidate, Michigan votes to give him her whole
voto to lay out tho coming democratic candidate for
the Presidency?she gives twenty-two votes lor R. B.
This was foliowoJ by a season of frantic enthusiasm,
in which the Now Yorkers took a prominent part,
swinging their lints with great exultation. The Maine
men looked dubious, ana Male's lace grew black. The
excitement caused by this was dampened by the Bluino
gain iu Missouri, which followel soon alter. It was
stimulated, howevor, by tho Hayes gain in North
A Dklkhatk from Yikuixia?There are persona here
upon the llo.ir who are not members of tho Convention;
1 move that tbe Hour bo cleared.
Tub Chair?The Sergeant-at-Arma will bo called upon
to ^)ect any person Ironi the area hero wbo is uot a
delegate, II any delegate In tho audience will call the
attention of the Ctiair to any particular persou.
Tub CUair (Lieutenant Governor Wooiitord)?The
vote is Blame. fciii; liristow, 114; Hayes, 104?(applause
in the galleries); Murton, 06; Cooklmg, 83; Hartranit,
OU; Washburno, 3; Wheeler, ?
There being no choke, tbe Clerk proceeded to call
the roll lor tho sixth ballot as follows:?
Mas* irbuftctts
Ne\s Hampshire
New Jersey
New York ?.
North Carolina.
Rhode Mam1
Mouth Carolina
West Virginia
New Mexico
District of Columbia.
3Uh 113 111 81 s
When Alabama was called thoro was no response
Tue Chair?shall tune bo given the Alabama delega
tion lor consultation?
(Crios of "Object "')
The Cuair?I think it la really right of ft delegation
to consult.
Mr .Iakdkx, of New York?I think It It about time
that tho delegations Irom tho dilfercnt Isrse States
s'jouId retire to consult. (Cries of "No, na") Our
delegation is so lar^o and spread out that It la Impos
sible lor us to consult.
Tbe t'HAiit?Does tbe geatlomftB move ? recess?
(Cries of "No!" ??No!")
Mr. M add SB?If the iislegsllona have not ft ohaoceto
consult here they ought to be allowed to retire.
the Chair- -What motion doea the gentleman make?
Mr. MaimiK*?The Chair announced that tbe delega
tions should "hsve time io consult before announcing
ther vote. I move for a recess.
Mr. Ci-mhack?I rise to a point of order. Tho roll u
now being called.
Mr kAnnan? I move we tske s recess for one hour.
Mr. Cm RACK?I he roll is being csd led and the mo>
tlou is oui ol order.
The Chair? t he point of order is made that, tha
roll call having been commenced, a motion lor an ad
journment or reecss la not in order. Tho chair decldaa
that tbe point Is well taken.
The change in the vote of North Carolina, which bad
Eirrii Ulsme nothing on the fourth or tilth
silot. was greeieil with cbcera, and thai
in Pennsylbsnis, which gave h I in lourtcen votes,
provoked umcb enthusiasm on tbe floor, as well as in
Uie gsilerien The gam ta that of South Carolina was
similarly received, as irlends oi liristow and Hayas
were also jubiUut over tbe srce>aioni ot their fftvoritea
sad rapturously applauded Isvorsbie changes.
lho Cntia?Mr. Blaine has received :so# votes (ap.
plauaei; Hayes, 113; Bristow, 111; Morton, Aft; Coak
ilftg.tl; Hartrsaf t. M; Wasbbnrn, 4; Wheeler,!
There being bo choioe Dm roll wm otUM for the sev
enth time, an follow*:?
Staff t.
Alabama. .t
Calilornia. .
K Mil lucky
Mary Ian l
M ussucli usetts
Minin sola.
Niw Hampshire
New Jersey
New York..
North Carolina
l'ennsy ivaniu
Khodc Island
South Carolina
Woit Virginia
W Isconsin
District ot Columbia.
New Mexico
Totals i 351
Necessary for choice, 379.
I mined lately alter the call began a delegate from New
York said:?I move we take a recess of tea minutes.
(Cries of "N'o, no.")
The Chair?The point of order Is made that the call
iu'j ot the roll having been commenced the motlou for
a recess Is not. in order.
Mr. Euick?1 ask permission for tho New York dele
gation to withdraw.
The Chair?If iho New York delegation desires to
withdraw thoy cau do it at thoir own motion, without
addressing the Chair.
Immediately alter Colorado was called the New York
delegation withdrew, lollowlng tho example set by the
Just alter Colorado had been cslled a delegate from
Virginia arose and said, "There are gentlemen on tho
tloor who do not belong to tho Convention. I insist
upon their boing removed." There wux no necessity
lor exertion on the part of tho Sergeant-at-Arms. as
the outsiders quietly walked from among the dele
At this momoui the New York delegation began to
withdraw to an ante-room|for consultation.
Mr. Kooeus, of New York? I ask unanimous consent
that tho call be suspended until tho delegations who
desire to do so can retire and return. (Cries of "No I"
and "Yes, yes!")
The Chair?It requires unanimous consent to sus
pend the coiling of the roll. Several delegations uiako
tho motion.
Mr. Amulkr, of Ohio?I move that a recess be takon
for fifteen minutes to allow the delegations time to
Tho Ciuia?It is not iu order to make that motion
pending the roll call. (Contusion.)
Mr. Amblkk?I move to suspend the rules.
The Chair?'That motlou or uny other Is not In order
whlio the roll Is being called. (Disorder.)
Mr. Aurlkk?Wo will havo to stay here then in this
contusion and watt until It subsides.
The New York delegation returned at this Juncture
and rosumed their seats.
William C cm back, ascended the platform, amid
breathless expectation, and spoke as follows:?Gentle
men of tho Convention, a very unpleasant duty is now
imposed upon me, as ohalrman of the Indiana
delegation, in withdrawing from tho further
consideration of this Convention the natno
ol the great statesman. I express my own
docp regret, as well as that of every delegate lrom In
diana, and evory alternate and every cltisen of Indiana
who belongs to the republican party. (Cheers.) When
1 nay he stands in the Senate ot the United
States the peer ot tho noblest and the
nest, I utter a truth that will not be disputed
by any republican In the United States of America.
(Cheers.) But we feel that the time has come
tor us not to ai<k any longer that our friends shall stand
by us. We thank them lor the noble support ibat thoy
havo given us in this Convention, and In withdrawing
his name Indiana casts twenty live Totes lor Ruihor
lord B. Hayos.
The cheoring and applauso and yells which followed
this announcement lasiod (or lully tan minutes.
The galleries wore wild with exciietaeut, gentlemen
jumping upon the seats and waving: their bats and
canon iu the air, while the ladies used their handker
chiefs to show their predilection. After adding Uve
votes (or B. H. Bristow. Mr. Cumback returned to his
delegation amid deafening cheers. Cheers came from
ovory part ol the baiL
When Kentucky was called General Harlam stepped
to thu platlorm, and when the applause subsided said:?
"Mr. 1'rbsjdbnt andGbmtlbmbn of tub Comvkbtiox?
The ropublioans of the Stale of Kentucky leel deeply
gratilled lor the very cordial support which our dis
tinguished fellow citizen, Colonel Briatow, bos receivod
from the delegates of the various Stales, both
North and South. We feel especially grateful to those
gallant men ol Massachusetts and Yermout anil oih"r
Slates ol Now England. When it was circulated Irotn
otio end ol' tbe land to the other that Benjamin 11
Bristow was not to be President because be was bora
aud rained In tbe South, Massachusetts, Vermont,
Kliodo Island and Connecticut did blm and us tbe honor
to say Bristow was true to republican principles. (Ap
plause.) Without detaining you longer, I have ooiue
upon the stand (or tbe purpose of withdrawing tbe
nuine of Henjamm U. Brlniuw and casting tbe eolira
vote of Kentucky for Kutborlord 11. Hayes."
The cboertng wbicb followed this unlookcd-(or an
nouncement was almost deafening. It came irom all
I?ariB ol tbe ball, with tbe accompaniment ol hut wav
ing, with stamping and hand clapping. It was one of
the enthusiastic moments of the Convention.
During this demonstration Mr. Cumback took bis
place on tbe platlorm and said:?
"Ukxtlbmbk?As tho namo of Benjamin H. Bristow
has lieon withdrawn, I am instructed to call the other
(ivo votes ot Indiana lor Rutherford B. Hayes." (Loud
clitiers, which lastod several minutes.)
Colonel Imubrboll. of Illinois, rose to a point of
order, but tried iu vain to make himself heard
Tho sceno at this point was utmost indescribable.
Number* ot delegates mounted their seats, and, wav
lug their bats and tans, yelled "Hayes."
The crowd in the galleries was equally demonstrative.
The noise continued ubout live minute*' daring which
time Colonel lngersoll maintained liIs position on tbe
tloor to press his point ol order that the vatool Indiana
could not ho changed.
Mr. Kdiok, ol New York?I rained a similar question
some time ago, and it was ruled out of order. We in
sist ou toe same ruling now.
The Chair?A question of order'is always in ordor.
This is simply a quoation of order relerriug to the im
mediate proposition ol tbe gentleman from Indiana to
change the vote.
Mr. Koick?II tbe Chairman remembers, on a
similar pro|>ositlon, to change a vols it was rulod out of
Tho Ciiair?To change a vote is a matter of the
highest privilege and is always in order. Tho gentle
man (mm Illinois will make his poiut of order.
Colonel Isokrsoll? My point is that it is against the
rulo to make a change Ot voce while tho roll call is pro
ceeding. (Cheers.)
The Ciiair (shouting at tbe top of his voice to make
hiraselt heard)?Tho gentleman irom Indiana rises on
a question of the correction of tbe vote ot his delega
tion uoou which the gentleman from Illinois raised j
the t>oiiu of order that undsr the lourth rule the change I
cannot be made. (Ureal confusion in the body of the
hall.) Tbe provision of the rule is that when any Slate
hus announced Its vote it shall so stand (Interruption
and noise ou the right)
Tub Chair decided the point well taken.
The call ol tbe roll was proceodod with.
roi'KTii break
The change of Mississippi to Hayes provoked an
other outburst ol yelis.
When New York was called Mr. Pomeroy said, 'To
ndieate that New York is In lavor of amity and vio
ory, she casts sixty-one votes for Kutherford B.
Hayes and nine votes tor James U. Blaine."
This report was greeted with ferocious cbeera.
When Montana was called the chsirmsn said that
Montana, yielding to no one in admiration of the gal
lant statesman from Maine, oasts her two votes for
Rutherlord B Hayes.
The result of the vote wss known as soon as the roll
call was over, and the delegues on the victorious aids
abandoned themselves to shouts of triumph.
The ( "air?Tbe vole is as follows:?Total number,
766; necessary to a cholco, 379; Hayes, 384, (lurious
and continued applause which drownod the
music ol the bsnd); Blaine, 361; Bristow, 21.
Kutherford B. Hayes, of tbe Staio ol Ohio, having re
celved a majority of all the votes cast, is
hereby declared to be the nominee of this Convention'
tor tbe o?ce o( President ol the lulled Slates Ills
moved that tbe nomination of ihe Convention be made
unanimous, and on that Mr. Frye, ol Mains, has lbs
Mr. Pnvn, of Maine?Mr. President. 1 know well that
this immense and enthusiastic Convention will pardon
me il I ssy Inst one word ot kindness snd ol thanks to
the glorious supporters that our candidate (Mr. Blaine)
has bad hare. (Applause). No words OT mine can ex
press tba thanks which Mains gives you men
who have stood by her as yen have here
to dty. Uod biaas you forever and torever.
(At ibis point Mr. Frya'a voire, in consequence of
hoarseness, became almost Inaudible.) 1 have dona
too much hallooing for James O. Blame to preserve my
vole?k (Applause and laughter.) We recognixe tho
fact that tbe Convention, In its wisdom, has selected
the Hon. Mr. Hayes as Its standard bearer in this next
contest for liberty, tor justlca, for humanity and lor
eivUitatton: and ins State of Malna accepts and in
dorses, fully and completely, and rejoices la tho nomi
nation ot Mr. Hayes. (Cheer*.) Our gailunt chielinin,
James 0. Mialne, in September next, shall take tbe
Hold in the State of Maine (or th<' man you have se
lected, aud we will secure mat Slate (or such by 20,009
majority. (Cheers.) And then when we have Qmabed
Maine we will go onward, under tbe lead of Blaine, Into
the old Commonwealth ot Mu&sacijuselta (Cheers.)
Aud wo will aweep her, with their help (looking at the
Massachusetts delegation), by 80.000 majority.
Mr. Fan's voice at this lime became so huakr that
he could hardly apeak, lie realised it waa impossible
lor him to go on, aud tberetore said:?'"It >? useless lor
mo to try to apeak. My voice Is all gone."
Judge Poland, or Vermont?Let me suggest that you
do not try to apeak loud. Speak In your urdlnary toue
of voice and we will keep quiet.
Mr. Fky'ic?I will cloae by simply saying, or leaking
tbe motion, or Beconding the motion tliut baa been
tuade, tliat tho Domination ol Itutberford li. Hayes be
made unanimous. (Deafening cheers.)
Tho Ciia'ii?Tho question is. shall the motion be
agreed to without a dissent ng voice?
The CuAia?It is unanimously agreed t& (Choer
Ing )
Aftera livoly solectlon by the orchestra the Chair
staiod that there was ne business ponding bolore tbo
Senator La wis, of West Virginia?I move that the
chairman appoint a comiu'ttoo ot flvo to wall upon
Governor (layus and to inform bim of his unanim ous
uoininatlon by this Convention. ?
The motion was put and curried.
candidatkn ron Tim vies puksiuixcv.
A delegate from New Jersey movod to proceed to the
nomination ol Vice President
Tbe motion was earned.
Judge 1'oi.?nu, ol Vermont?I nominate the Hon.
William A Wbieler, of New York. (Cheers.)
General IlAwutr, ot Connecticut?l beg leave to put
In nomination lor tbe Vice Presidency of the United
Slates tbe Hon. Mars bull Jewell. (Cheers.)
Hon. Judge Hoak?In bebalt of tbe Slate of Massa
chusetts 1 sccoud tbo nomination of Hon. William A.
Wbeelor, of New York, lor the Vice Presidency, and I
desire to say tliat there are many inhabitants of that
Statu who would willingly intrust the Presidoncy to
this great und honorable statesman. (Choers.)
Mr. Tuom as C. Platt, o( New York?In behalf of tho
delegation of New York 1 desire to put in nomination
tbo Hon. Stewart I.. Woodford. (Choers.)
A delegate movod that the roll be callod, and that
each Stale having u candtduie should then present his
name to tbe Convention. The motion w?s curried.
The Ci.kkk ben an tbe call of tlie rolL When Indiana
was called Mr. Cuinback took tbe platform.
Mr. Cm back?Mr. Chairman aud gentlemen of the
Convention (great coniusiou)?
Tbe CiiAiK?Will tbe gentleman on tbe lolt, near tho
Illinois delegation, be seated 1
Colonel Inuiusoll, Chairman of the Illinois dele
gation?Illinois gives forty-two votes lor Wbeelor.
Mr. Couuack?Indiana, by a large majority of her
delegates, rises to second tbo nomination of tliut gallant
soldier, that wise statesman, that pure patriot, Stewart
L. WoodlOrd, of New York.
When Kentucky was called Mr. Haklax said:?"I
am dlreoted by tbo unanimous vote ol the Kentucky
delegation in this Couvontion to present for the offlcu
of Vico President of the United Statos that distin
guished soldier and sialosrnau. General Joseph K.
Hawley, of Connecticut."
When Mississippi was called Mr. Scldom said:?'*Mr.
Chairman and gaiulemeu ot tbe Convention?I am re
quested by the Mississippi delegation to. riso to second
the nom'nation of one whom wo believe will add
strength to our ticket and whom wo beliove will
especially add strength and dignity to our ticket
in toe South. It Is very often tho custom ol Conven
tions to pay bat small altcutlon to the nomination of
tbe second man upon the ticket. Hut we have learned
by bitter ?xporieuco in our country that a no loss pure
and true patriot should bo placed upou tbe second
place than upon tho Orsu It is with pleusure, coming
uway oil Irom tbe Gull as we do, that
wo sccoud tbe nomination of one llvtug near
tbe lakes. It Is with pride and pleasure
that Mississippi seconds tbo nomination ot Mr.
Stewart L Woodlord, ol New Yoric, and I would say
to tno delegates of tbe Southern States that I have hail
tho pleasure of conversing with Mi; Woodlord aud
learned from him what is dourer to us than tho tlmo of
this Convention, that be will, with all of that buraing
uloquonco that snatched the luir State of Onio from tbo
hands of the domocracy, go to our Southern country
and thoro tako tbo stump, in the laneot tho Kuklux op
position In the lace ol opposition that you men in tbo
North know nothing of, and help us to rotnovo the lair
fortunes ot the land of Mapunlia and tbe mocking bird.
We will ask simply that the Southern delegatus support
the nominee, Stewart L Woodford.
Mr. PlTNsr, of New Jcrsoy, tbon came forward, and
commencing a speech, bad reached the point where ho
informed the Convention be bad beeu directed by his
delegation to do something, when a band, lollowod by
a crowd of enthusiastic Hayes men, marched into tho
hall, and with their noise completely swamped Mr.
Intonded Pituo.v's utterance. When tbe baud sub
sided Pitney proceoded as follows:?I am directed by
the unanimous vole of the delegation from Now Jersey
to present to this Convention the name ol a candidate
lor the Vice Presidency of the United States. The
name I shall present is that of an honorable, not to say,
illustrious lineage; a uian of spotless, untarnished
reputation and character; a man, whom no slander has
over dared to assail; one who is, like Coisar's wile, in
?il respects above and beyond suspictou; a man who
during tbe dark day of tho rebellion devoted his whole
time und energies to aiding tbe Executive of his State
in the great work ol enlisting, equipping mud forward,
ing to the front volunteers to aid in suppressing tho
rubullion; a man who has always served bis State with
great credit and ability, and in a long course in the
United States Senate the poer of those who stood by
him there; a man who at all times and under all cir
cumstances has proved himself to be a truo republican
and unreal statesman. Tbe name that I present Is that
of Frederick Theodore Frellngbuyscn, of New Jersey.
A Uklkgatk yitoii Iowa?Mr. President. Mr. Preai
Tho Chair?Tho gentleman from New York, Mr.
James. bait tlie floor.
Mr. Jauies bad ascended tbo platform and been rec
ogutsed by the Chair, hut bad not commoncod to speak
owing to tho contusion, tbe Cbair using tbe gavel
freely to restore older.
A Dklkuatk kiiom Iowa?I want simply to appeal
to tbe gentlemen to consider tho delegates who do not
want to make speeches, but wbo want to make a nom
ination and go borne.
Tbo Oiiaih?The Cbatr baa no control whatever over
that mailer.
A Dhi.kuatb from Ohio?On with the regular order.
Hkxkt It. Jamks, of New York?Mr. Chairman, tbo
gentlemen of tbo Cotiveullou?flfly-otghl members of
tbe Now York delegation?responded to the calls of
tbeir chairman lor a consultation on the quostion ol
tbe Vice President. Throe names ol distinguished
New Yorkers were prosenied to tbe delegation, uud,
they stood?'JV lor William A Wheeler, ID for4
Governor Morgan and 1J for Stewart L. Woodlord.
Alter that a vote was taken to givo tho expression of
the meeting, and it was unanimously in favor of
William A Wneeler, ol New York. (Cheors.)
A gontlcmau (in hehali ol several delegates from New
York)?No vole was takon.
Mr. Jamks?I am informed by the chairman that
there was. At all events, [I you object to It. In bebalt
of tho friends of William A. Wheoier all over tbIs land,
I nominate him lor (lie oflloo ol Yice President.
A IiKi.Ki.Ark from Nkw York?That has already bosn
done by Massachusetts. (
Mj. Jamks? And I want to show you, gentlemen of
the Convention, that William A. Whoe,or
tCrius of "Tune ! " "Tttuu!")
Mr. Jamks?Has been lor twonty-oue years a tried
and trusted republican
(Crios ol "lime!" "Time!" nnd confusion.)
Mr. Jaxks?Aud you will have uo Johnson or any un
certain man iu him. (Contusion).
Mr. ItrsssLL, of Texas?It is with great pleasure that
I rise bvfora the Convention to sccond the nomination
ol that statesman uud patriot from Couueoticut, Mar
shall Jewell. (Applause.) fhero have been great
names mentioned In conneotlon with the position; but
it is no disparagement to those other n.ituee to pay that
he is, imieed, tho superior ol auv of tbetu in all of tho ;
matters requisite to the second executive olfl or ot tbis I
natlou. He is uot unknown to the people of tho United j
Stales; 1 ?av he is not unknown to ihcui. Ills digui- ?
I lied, courteous and csllurod bearing at tbe Court of
toe C/ar of ltussia bears evidence ot the highest type
' of American genius ana lofty statesmanship. His gi
gantic strhlo in reforming the postal service of the
country is marked and impressed all alonir his path
way since lie became a member of the Cabinet under
President Grant.
Tbe Chaiii?Tbe roll call of the Statos has been com
pleted, aud nominal ions lor Yico President have been
1 made. What is the pleasure of the Convention?
; (Cries of go on balloting.)
Mr. Ckbsma, of Pennsylvania?When Pennsylvania
was called we did not uoar ii on behalf of our delega
tion, and. speaking for myself, I want to second tho
nomination of the first class republican, William A.
Wheoier, of New York. (Cheers )
Tbo Chair directed tho clerk to read tho list of nomi
nations. after which tbe cull of the States was pro
ceeded with. A ballot was then beguu. Wheu Con
necticut was called tho chairman of the delegation,
understanding that one person nominated was not a
candidate, said, "Connecticut casta eleven Votes for
Jewell and one lor Wheeler."
Wheu New York was reached Lieutenant Governor
WoonrORU went on the platform and was gruuiod per
mission to say a word. Ho s|M>ke as loilons:?Mr.
Chairman ucd Gentlemen of the Conveuliou?It has
always been my belief that no cttlxeu should ask ofllee
at the bauds ol his fellows, and that none should de- ]
clino responsibility. The vole of my delogauou tins
beeu polled, and without suggestion my owu iihiuh was
meutionod for the Vice Presideucv. The majority of <
my delegation did not desire to present my name.
In this 1 am sure they show their groat good
sense, and, gratetul for the privilege of working
In the ranks of the party, and assuring you that what
lies in my power from now to tbe election to secure
the ratification by the people of the work you do will
be most gladly done. Permit me to withdraw my
name from tbe nomination. (Cheers.)
On motion, three ringing cheers were thon accorded
Mr. Woodford.
When Ttnnessco had been reached Wheoier had re
ceived over aoo votes, and it was apparent that ho was
Mr. Kklloug. of Connecticut?Mr. President, by
unanimous consent i would like to withdraw tho
name of Marshall Jewell and move the unammoiia
nomination ot William A. Wheoier, of New York.
Tbe Chaib?Will the Convention suspend tbe roll
call at this point to make the nomination ol William
A. Wheeler ?nanlmous ("Yes! Yes I")
The Chair put the motion aud it was carried, and ha
announced that William A. Wheeler, having received a
majority of the voies ? this Convention. Is berebv de
clared tbe nominee for Vico President ef the L ulled
States (I.oud cheers.)
Mr. Howard, ol Michigan?Mr. Chairman, I move
you, sir, that a comic if ee be appointed to act in con
[ Junction with the Chairman of the ('(invention, on a
; committee to wait upon tbe nominees of tbis Con
| venilon aid solicit their acceptance on the plaUorot
| adopted. Carried.
The Chairman then read the following telegram:?
WssHijforox, 1). 0., Jan* IS, 1878.
To the Hon. Eoosxa Hal*
I b'po that vou will And it convenient to *top In Colutcbas
and t>e?r my congratulations and ?lucre personal respects
and rogtrdt to Governor Hayes. JAMES G. BLAINE.
The reading of tbo telegram was received with
a national committkr.
Mr. Cimsack, of Indiana?I move that the delegation
be seatod, and that we determine on a nalioual commit
ter Lei us do that at onoo, and then wo will adjourn.
In accordance with his motion the lollowtng were
appointed members of the committee, with the under
standing tbat delegates from Texas should l>c appointed
lu the evcuing:?Jerry Haralson, Selma, Ala.; Powell
Clavton, Arkansas; John C. Gorbam, California; Mar
?ball Jewell, Connecticut; Samuel If. Harrington, Dela
ware; William J. Eurman, Florida; James 0, Devol,
Georgia; James P. Root, Illinois; William Cumback,
Indiana; John Y Stone, Iowa; Jobn A. Martin. Kansas;
Wm. C. Uoodloe, Kentucky; P. B. S. Pinchbeck, l.ouisl
una;Wm. P. 1'rj e. Maine; Charlea C. Fuller, Maryland;
Georgo F. Boar, Massachusetts; Zachariab Chandler,
Mlchignn; John T. Avorlll, Minnesota; G. M..Buchanan,
Mississippi: Chauncey Y. Killey, Missouri; L. W. Os
born, Nebraska; 9obn P. Jones, Nevada; Georgo A.
Haisey, New Jersey; A. B. Cornell. New York; Thomas
B. Knogh. North Carolina; A. T. Wlckolf, Ohio; H. W.
Scott, Oregon; Nelson W. AldriUge, Penn.-ylvanla;
John J. Patterson, South Carolina; William Ruin, Ten
nessee ;M. & COtbum, Vermont; J. P. Seucr, Virginia;
Jol'u W. Mason, Grafmn, West Virginia.; Ehbu Kiios,
Wiscousln; Newton Edmonds, Dakota; S. J. Bowen,
District of Columbia; Thomas Donaldson, Idaho; a. H.
lleattre, Montana; Stephen B. Elkins, New Mexico;
John Ii. McBride, Utah; Orange Jacobs, Washington
Territory; Joseph M. Cary, Wyoming Territory; Will
lam K. Chandler, New Hampshire; W. Eldrldge, Rhode
la .and.
Mr. Surrn, of New York?As secretary of t!io Com
mittee on Resolutions I desire to report the following
declaration, and move tbat It be addod to tho plat
form :?
That wo prefect as our candidates for President and Vies
l'reafdent ol tln> United State* two dlstinKuisbed statesmen
of eminent aldllty and cliarai-ter. and eonncieatioualy tilted
lor those two hitfli offices, and we confidently apnea! to the
American people to iiilrnat the administration of tbelr pub
lic affairs to Hutheriord B. Hayes aud William A. Wheeler.
The Cuair?Shall It be unanimously adopted f
It was agreed to.
Mr. IiRwim (Virginia)?Gentlemen ol the Convention,
I rise to offer tho thanks of this Convention to the dis
tinguished individual who has presided ovor this meet
ing. 1 will road the resolution;?
Resolved. That the President of this Convention Is enti
tled to the thanks of this body for the able and Impartial
manner In which he haa discharged his arduous duties.
The resolution was adopted.*
Tbunks were also tendered to the secretaries, ser
geuM-at-arms, Ac., and also, on motion of the Chair,
to the oilizeus of Cincinnati lor their hospitality and
kinJness. ? ,
Mr. Kuolrrton (on behalf of the Ohio delegation and
of all the people of Ohio)?I ifesire to return ihknks lor
the nomination of our candidate as President of the
United Stales.
Mr. Kkys, of Wisconsin?I move that we now ad
journ tine dia.
The motiou was put and carried, and the Convention
Rutherford B. Hayes, of Ohio, who was yestorday
nominated at Cincinnati as tho republican candidate for
President of the United Stales, Is stlU a young man, and
bus tbo reputation of possessing good abilitlos and Is
gonorally admitted to bo an honest man, as ho certainty
Is an earnest republican. He was born at Delawaro,
Ohio, October 4, 1822, and was graduated from Kenyon
College. Subsequently he studied at the Cambridge
Law School anu adopted the law as a profession, begin
ning tbo practice in Cincinnati, whero he still resides.
In le>M ho was made City Solicitor, an olUce which he
held uutil 1861, when he entered the army as Mqor of
tuo Twenty-third regiment of Ohio volunteers.
The regiment was organized at Camp Chase in June,
1861. with William S. Rosoorans as Colonel and Stanby
Matthews as Lioutonant Colonel. Before taking the
Held Rosecranz was appointed a brigadier general in
the regular army; and Colonol Scammon succeeded him
in the regiment. Hayes oontlnuod with the regiment
and went with It Into servlee in Wost Virginia, where
It remained for a year, and during that lime he was
promoted to be lieutenant colonel. In August, 1802,
it was transferred to Washington and Joined McClellan's
army, at that time on the movement which culminated
in the battle of Antletam. At South Mountain Lieu
tenant Colonel Hayes was In command and was
severely wounded. AS soon as his wounds were
hastily dressed he returned uf his place and persisted
In remaining until he was carried off tbo field,
in the autumn of 1863 the regiment was again ordered
to West Virginia, and Colonel Scammon boing promoted
soon after their arrival at Clarksburg, Llentenant Colo
nel Hayes succeeded him. He remalnedln the Kanawha
Valloy during the winter and throughout the next sum
mer, undergoing much toll snd many hardships. In
the baltlo of Cloyd Mountain, In May, 1864, the regi
ment took a prominent part, and, being soon after
ward transferred to General Hunter's command, it
?bared In all the hardships of hit campaign in the
Sbonandoah Valley. At tho battle of Opequan Hayes
was In command of the First brigade of Genoral
Crook's command. Crook'* command was ordered to
make a flank attack, and Hayes' brigade had the ex
treme right ol tho Inlautry. The position was not
easily reached, but, throwing out a line of skir
mishers, tho brigade advanoed across two or
three open llelds under a scattering lire, driv
ing tbe enemy's cavalry. Wbou the enemy's
line of laluuiry came Into viow be opened
a oriak artillery tire, but the brigade moved forward
uudcr this llro at double quick. Coming to a thick
fringe ol undorbush tbey dashed through it und cane
feupon a deeu slough forty or lllty yarus wide and nearly
Kvaist doep. It seemed impossible to got through It,
and tho whole line staggered. Just then Colonel
Hayes plunged In under a shower of bullots, and with
bis horse sometimes down, but, bravely struggling
against every oltsincle, he rode, wadod and dragged Lis
way througU the morass?tlio flrst man over. Ouce
over tho slouch he continued In the advance, and,
Colonel Iiuvall, the division commandor, being
wouuded, ho was for the rest of the day lu command
of the division. Tho regiment was at tbe affair at
North Mountain, September 20, 1804, and also served
with Sneridan In the Valley of Virginia. At the end of
this service Colonel ilayes was rewarded with a briga
dier-hip, and hia record, If not a brilliant one, was
Islghly creditablo in every sense. At the oloso of tho
war General Kayos issued tho following sententious
fkrowoll order:?
Hbadquarteiis Second Brigade, Pi est Division.)
Uki*.?iit?h.m West Viboinia, :?
Nsw Ckeee, W. Va . April t>, IHtiS. )
To tiie OrricKBs aki> Men or the First Hriuadk, Kiiist
Uivimo). l)Kr.?i:TME!iT or West Viruihia:?
It i? with very great regret that I have beau compelled to
part Willi the udieers sr.it m n of lite first brigade. With
many ol you 1 have been associated In tbe service almost
our'yuars, with tlirne of the regiments of the brigade more
tbuu two yean, aud with all the regiments daring the Mem
orable campaign ut lPkit. Tue battle of Cioyd Mountain,
the burning cm Mew Klvcr bridge and tlie night marcb over
t?alt i'oini Mountain, uiidor General Crook, in May; tne
days noil nights ot marching, llgutmg aud starring on the
ltynchburg raid in June: tlie deli-at al Winchester (ud the
retreat on J nly J4 and the skirmishing, marching and
countermarching in llie Shenandoah Valley in August; the
bloody aud brilliant victories in iteptenber; tlie night
battle at Berryviile; tlie turning of the enemy's left al
Slier duu's battle of Winchester; the avalanche
which swept (lnwn North Mountain upon the relel
?> roi.gboid at Kisiier's Hill; the Una! eon
ilict in October: the surprise and defeat of
the morning, aud the victory or the evening at- Cedar
Creek?these, and a thousand oilier events slid sceues iu tbe
campaign of IPSM, form part of our commou rscollections
which wo sre not likely ever to foiget. As lung as tlier are
rem ? inhered we shall be reminded of each other, and of tbe
friendly aud agreeable relations which so loug existed be
tweea us. It la very gratlfviug to me that 1 was allowed to
serve with you until we received together the tid ng> of tne
irreat victory winch ends the rebellion. Whatever lusy lie
your lortune I shall not cease to feel a lively interest In
every thing ahlch concerns your weltare aud your reputa
tion. l uiier the able an<l gallant officer who succeeds me,
under whom we have served together with >o much satis
lactioa, 1 am confident thai your Inturo will be wortuy of
y ur past. As an erg* illation and as individuals you have
ray most lerveut wishes lor your happiness and success.
K. li I1AYKS, Brigadier Ueneral.
In 1884 General Ilayes wan electcd a Kepresontative
In Congress; bul lila general order above quoted shows
thai lie neither ahundobiMi his command to sccuro his
election, nor retired from tho dangers of the camp
und Held alt>-r It was sncurud. l,n Congress be made no
mark, and It was scarcely to be expected that be would
wh< n it is remembered that among his colleagues were
Hobort C. Schenck, John A. Bingham, Columbus
l>elauo. James M. Ashley and Samuel She.l.ibarger, all
bolter known and abler men tit.in be. Ho served on
the Committee on l'rivate Laud Claims and as Chair
tuain 01 the Library Committee, aud earned no oilier
distinction than that ol votiug uniformly w:th bis
party, lie was re-clouted to the fortieth Congress In
lxo . hot alter serving ono session of Ins secoud term
bo resigned to become tho Governor of <>t?MX
General Hayes waa first elected Governor of his State '
In 1x07, his opponent being Alleu G. Thurinan. His
majority was a Muall one, being only 'J.WH3 oat of a vote
of 483.000. In 1*09 he was again a candidate, this nine
being opposed by Ueorge U. T'sndleton, who consented
to head the democratic ticket nlier tho nomination had
been declined by tlonornl Bosecrans. He was nomi
nated a third time In 1875 and elected over the venerable
William Allen, tho principal issue in the campaign
being tbo school question. The contest for the nomi
nation was with Jnuge Tan. now Attorney General, and
tlie result wus due to a letter which General Hayes
wrote the mglii before the Convention, of which tbe
following is an extract:?
"I caarot allow my name to bo used against Judge
Taft. He became a candidate after 1 declined. Ho Is a
pure man aud a souud republican. I will not accept a
nomination obtained with centest against blm."
Ihe attempt to nominatu Taft failed, and then Hayea
became ? candidate and was nominated and elected.
He has IIlied Ins third term acceptably, and now, If the
fates will, he is ready to change irotn tbo Kxecutive ol
a State to the Kxectiilvo of the nation.
A Heralo correspondent recently bad an tntorvlow
wlU Governor Hayea, aad tl waa taaa fca described
the man and iHi?tart his chances:?In the
Irora time to Unit, we were eecusioniod M get, begin*
ning with the high top doc of General Sherman and
running down the gamut, furtive binia and rumora
tliat Uayea wouU make a strung candidate lor Proal
dent, thai Hajra waa the secret choice ot the West, that
he waa a man of great though unrevealed political
strength, a man ol great but uurecognized ability, and
that, id short, he was the comiUK man, the '-Ureal
U?known" recently Uncovered aad brought to light.
To people In the Kant the name of llaye? la a vague and
nebulous quantity. We know there must be some
such man, and that he duii have performed some
achievement to aend bis name ailoat op and down the
laud as a candidate lor the Presidency; but the name
gives us no clow lo his personality, to hie weight ur
capacity, to his deeds or possibilities. We are liumliar
with all the other caudidaies, the courtly Conkling, the
gallant Tbariuan, tho fiery Blaine, the reforming
Tilden, the restless Morion, the rlrtuous Bristow, tho
hii'b-ioncd Bayard; but Hayes touches us nowhere.
Yet it is not a remote possibility that this, to us, ob
scure innn may be the republican standard bearer for
tho Presidency. Far mora unlikely things have
happened. The circumstances being favorable and
my curiosity being plquod, I look a stroll into
the State House this morning, with a view of having at
least a look at the man who is beyond quostlou Ohio's
favorite soo. 1 found Governor Haves busy signing
papers in his private olDce, and when 1 subsequently
lull hno it was with tho conviction that lor a Presi
dential candidate ho was the inoat unconcerned one I
ever met His bead an I face aro good: tho former
high and expansive, the latter well tilled out by an
ample light brown board. Judging by his oyes he haa
rtudlod long and bard. What particularly struck me
jras bis voice, its llbre and resonance. I had heard
that in tiie war be was one ol the most dashing officers
in Sheridan's daabing urmy, and that no buglo blast
could thrill the soldiers' eouls like tho ringing tones of
llayes' voice sweepiug along the lines. Tbero waa
that quality lu it as he spoico that indicated the man of
grit and resolution, and yet It was ino voice ot a
modest, unpretentious man, who, by unanimous re
port, would docliuo to cross the street, if it took him
out ot his way, lo bo President or the United States.
Thero was nouo of '.hat nervous evasiveness about bin
in tbe presence of an interviewer peculiar to most
political candidates, and he talked of tbe situation as
unreservedly aa if he had no mure conoern in it than
bis questioner.
It is worthy of romark that General Hayes and
Governor Havis Is also Or. Hayes, being made a LI* U
by Cambier College lu 187&.
William A. Wheeler, who has been nominated for
Vice President on tbe ticket with General Hayes, is ?
nativo of this Slate, having been bora at Malone, In
Franklin county, Jane 3,1810. Ho Is of Welsh and Eng<
lish extraction. Mr. Wheeler received a common school
education, after which he spent a year at the Univer
sity of Vermont, being a member of the class of 1842.
Subsequently he studiod law and began tho practice in
his native county. His first olflco was that of District
Attorney, to which he was elected in 1848 as a demo
crat; but tbe next year he entered tbe Assembly as ?
whig, and was re-elected in is50. Business, however,
engrossed most ol his attention, and after ho had been
at the bar about eight years bo became cashier of tho
Bank of Malone, a position which he held
lor many years. About tbe same time he waa
appointed clerk to the Board of Directors of tho
Ogdonsburg and Rouse's Point Railroad, and ho bo
came the President of the road in 1857. In tho latter
year he was oiected to the State Senate, where ho
sorved one term, being Chairman of tho committees on
banks aud privileges and elections. Ho was also
chosen President pro (cm. of the Senate iu 1858. In
1860 he was elected to the Thirty-seventh Congress,
but wds not re eloctod. It Is especially noteworthy
that during his first torm iu Congress Mr. Wheoler
voted lor the act appropriating lands to tne Union
Pacific Kailroad.
In 1867 Mr. Wbeolor was elected a mombor of tho
Constitutional Convention of this State, and ho was
subsequently chosou President of the Convention. Al
presiding otlicer ol" this body be lailod to acquire any
particular distinction, but the next year he was agaiu
elected to Congrosa, and is now serving his tilth term
in that body. During the time of tbe Pactfio Railroad
legislation Mr. Wheeler was chairman of the Committee
charged with that question, oeing appolutod by tho
nowly elected Speaker, Mr. Blaine. Mr. Wheeler held
the same position in tho Forty-seoond Congress, but in
the Forty-third he was succeeded by Mr. Sawyer, of
Wisconsin, and he lsnow a member of the Committee
on Appropriations. In all this legislation ho was tht
consistent friend of the railroads and votod for all ol
tho land grants and subsidy moasures. He votod lor
all the measures asked for by the N'oi thorn Pacific and
lor the grant of 10,000,000 acres to the Texas Pacitlo.
He waa also a frieud and advocate of tbe famous Bay
Hold and St. Croix attempt in 1872 which the Hbralo
did so mucli to deloat. Ou tho question of civil service
reform Mr. Whoeler voted to kill Mr. Willard's bill
making it a misdemeanor for a Congressman to solicit
appointments to office. His prominence at this time
Is chietly due to the part 'ho took m effecting tho
Louisiana compromise In 1875, by which Kellogg was
confirmed in his offlco as Governor and the political
troubles in that State ended.
Wasbhcotov, June 18, 1870,
The excitement in Washington all day went for ahead
of anything of the kind In the history of the capital,
revealing the wonderful growth of the interest taken
by the people nowadays In political affairs. Wherever
a branch or sub-station of tho several telegraph lines
leading into Washington had posted a bulletin a black
maaaof people gathered In the early forenoon and
stood waiting patiently until tho decisive seventh ballot
'wu announced. A stranger might hare taken It for an
election day and the telegraph branch oDices as so
many polling placet, with tholr usual excited throngs
ol citizens oxerclsing their right of suffrage. Thore are
half a doxen or more of these sub-stations along the
line of Pennsylvania avenue, between the Treasury and
the Capitol, and at each one was gathered a crowd of
several hundred persons, whose anxiety to learn the
result of the balloting was evinced in their resoluto
enduranco of the hot rays <ff the June sun, with or with
out, aa the case might be, the happy intervention of an
umbrella. Business in Congress was a faroe, for, what
ever the matter in band, the moment a ballot was
announced the members broke tor the bulletins In the
corridors, or to peer over each other's shoulders at the
copy whloh anybody was good enough to bring in npon
the floor. Outside of a few unmitigated partisans of
Mr. Buune the
at the ticket chosen is unmistakable and hearty. The
selection of Ilayes has reconciled every faction and
made the followers of every deleatod candidate harmo
nious in supporting tho choice of the Convention. The
few partisans of Mr. Blaine protest that It Is another
Henry Clay sacrifice for a socond Zachary Taylor. Bui
It Is only fair to say that Mr. Blaine sets bis adherent*
a better exaraplo than the one they copy aftor, and is
every wnere coin tnoiidod for the good nature with which
he has accepted bis defeat. ,
But, while the republicans are gratified with the re
sult at Cincinnati, tne effect among the democrats la
ooe of annqyance, if not of dismay. The nomination
of Hayes was so unexpected that it has sorely per
plexed them. Had Blaine or Conklmg or Bristow of
Morton been lie man tliey would have known the op
ponent thcr nad to deal with, but Hayes has dlsooo
certod t il era, as they frankly and openly admit.
"He is a flrst class fellow," said Sunset Cox, reoall
Ing his acquaintance witit him In Congress.
"I dread Hayes' nomination more than that of any
body else," said Ben Hill, of Georgia.
"It's a respectable ticket," said another wall known
democrat; and so It went on. The worst tha democrats
could any of it was that It was a neutral tloket, bat
even then such tlckots ran well.
"Well, It has knocked us all to pieces," said one of
the ollicials ot the House. "We'll bava to take Tildan
now to carry New York, and If we takeTilden the West
will bolt aod nominate a soft money ticket.'! Another
democrat said:?"We have got to keep our eyes wide
open at St. Louis. We'va got to nominate the best
kind of a man and we've got to put hia an tha right
kind of a platform."
tbs patainxxT.
During the progreaa of the balloting President Great
was keot constantly advised of the varying fortunes of
the rival candidates He expreeeed some surprise at
the slight recognition of the claims of Conkllng before
the Convention, but was led to believe that, after tha
complimentary voting was over, he would begin to pick
up. It soon, however, boeame apparent to hlra that
Mr. Conkllng was out ot the contest, and even tha
countenance of tho administration could not prosper
his oaosa. When the nomination ef Governor Hayes
was announced to the President ho simply remsrked
that "Governor Hayes was a good selection and would
make a strong candidate." When tho name of Whaelaf
waa added the Pretident further remarked that "Mr.
Wbeeler would add atrengtb to the ticket, as
the recognition of New York waa an im
portant eloment in the chances of victory." A
few personal friends called upon the President
to-night, having traibercd at the White Hease more
particularly to have some Iniormal talk about tha
ticket. Tha President waa very commaniaatlva, and
seemed to act what be had previously stated in convar
satlon, tbat he was very much pleased with the tlefcet.
Among the party at the White Houae was OemFil
Sherman, who, la speaking of tha tioket, said that ha
I knew Governor Hay as wall, and a mora etraignttoa.

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