Ward, >nm, sprtgbt on Mm lived, ud If elected
iw woald Mk! an excellent President.
Ike FrwMMk, who bad returned Irom I long, pleas
N( drive, retired early to Ilia library wltb his m, Mr.
Ulyssesil Grant, Jr., wbo la also his Secretary. The
Prealdeat being dlapoaed to reat quietly altar bla
tatigue, bla bob descended to tbe red room, and, to re
?pooae to Inquiries aa to tbe principal expressions of
tbe Free Went relating to tbe nomination of Hsyes, waa
guile communicative concerning bla father's feel
ing* When tbe President was discussing tbe sabjeet
?f tbe nomination be said
"I aa very much pleased wltb tbe action of tbe Cos
vention and I (eel highly gratified. Tbe great re
spectability ot both candidates will five dignity and
?sal to tbe campaign."
uBesides this," said Mr Ulysses, Jr., "tbe Prealdeat
Is so sanguine ot the sucgcks of tbe ticket that be
telegraphed Governor Hayes Immediately in cordial and
enthusiastic terms, presenting bis concratulations
and assurances that be would be elected bis
sucoesaor. Mr. Hsyes bad a flno record as an officer
during tbe war, having been major general In the vol
?n tears." Tbe President has not felt so well for a long
time, and tbe reaultrf the Convention brings bim un
doubted pleasure and satisfaction, ii we are to believe
tbe many persona about him to whom he has expressed
himself so freely. Tbey say that be watched tbe whole
proceedln??during the day with great interest, and ex
perienced a sense of belief at tbe termination by tbe
nomination of Hayes.
THB DgPSATXD RIVALS.
Tbe (bar defeated candidates, wbo live here In Wash
ington, almost within a few hundred yards of *ach
?ther, bave spoken words that are "like apples of gold
1b pictures of silver" in the four eloquent congratu
latory addresses they bave sent to their more lortu
Bate rival, and which are given further on.
MTBBVIBW WITH SENATOR MORTON.
An Interview was bad this evening with Senator Mor
ton, whose name waa so conspicuous for so many years
aa a Presidential candidate. Ho waa found sitting in
his reception room, calmly and complacently, and in
company with bis tslented. young son, Oliver P. Mor
ton, Jr., who is a great help and solace to him. Both
were ebattlng pleasantly and even merrily together,
with little thought or reflex, apparently, of the recent
?xcltlng political events with which tbe Senator's nsme
and iortunes have been eonnocted. Tbe great debater was
reclining comfortably and at rest In his easy chair,
having Just returned from an evening ride. As tbe
representative of the Hrralu entered be broke out
witn a good natured strong laugh, saying, "Come and
?it down." Agreeably surprised at his cheerfulness
the reporter complied, and a running, easy conversation
Was commenced. After saylnj that ha felt somewhst
tired, the current toplo of tbe hour as to the nomina
tion at Cincinnati was discussed.
CoRRBsroKDBXT?What do yon think of tbe nomina
tion of Mr. Hayes?
Senator Morton?Why, it is very good, indeed. It
Is perlectly satisfactory to me, and I intend to support
It heartily, fully and zealously.
CoKRisroiroRirT?Yon seem, indeed, Governor to
take it with very good grace, considering the tenacity
of yonr friends and the unproductiveness of their
Senator Monro*?Now, I want It distinctly under
ctood that 1 am not at all what la vulgarly called
??aoreheaded" In any way, becauae I was not nom
inated. I am perfectly reconciled to the selection of
Governor Hayes, and I shall go Into the campaign
M the proper time and work hard lor It Be
Will make a very good President and, with
out doubt, be triumphantly elected. I ean
?ay, disinterestedly, that I am very much
pleased with It and shall do everything In my power to
?tteat that feeling sincerely.
ComRMroKDBKT?What do you think of tho success of
Senator Morton?I regard that as assured and be
yond question. It will undoubtedly be elected. 1 am
going to commence my work by opening the campaign
kere, at a ratification meeting to-morrow, at which I
have been invited to apeak flrot on behalf of the ticket
?f Hayes and Wheeler.
CoKRMroNbKNT'?What will be the leading questions
yon will dlscnss there. Senator?
Senator Morton?I cannot iully say as yet, bnt I will
dwoll on some Important points, and they will be pithy
nnd Interesting at this time. For one, I will ditcuss
the platform, the strong and vital parts of which aro
those that 1 have been contending for during years
past, and for doing which I have been charged with
?baking the bloody shirt. Tho platform, in great meaa
nre, is wknt I have In substance snd essentially madq
Ihe subject of debate for a long time past.
CoRRksroxDKHT?To what particular Idea do yon re
Senator Morton?I mean the Idea of national unity,
which, In other worda, Is the argument that we are a
nation and not a league. I shall augment my previous
declaration upon this point, and go into the subieot
CoKRisroxnRirr?What Is your theory about the way
Ike nomination eventuated when Mr. Blaine bad
Macbed so high a vote?
Senator Morton?Well. I can't say bow that Is, In the
Ibsonce of knowing or seeing everything which trana
^Ired. It waa all done up in a hurry toward the last
then It waa seen that tblnga had reached a emit, and
Mr. Blaine's nomination waa probable in the opinion
Of bis othor opponents. ?
CoRHRSPoxon.iT?Will tho nomination effect an entire
Senator Morton?Yea, I think It will, and have
?very confidence in such a result.
CoRRBsroMDRXT?Waa your name withdrawn with
your aanction and rcqneat?
Senator Morton?My friends had the matter In fall
Charge, and all that waa done was left to their discre
tlon. As they were present on the ground they were
best able to Judge what was proper to bo done for tbn
best interests of the republic in party, and I ar* per
fectly reconciled to thoir action, feeling that what they
did was for the best. I have no fault to And with It,
nnd, on the whole, I am greatly pleased with it, as well
ns quito relieved of suspense.
CoRnKSPoxDRjiT?What will the result of Mr. Hayea*
nomination be upon the democracy and bow will they
Senator Monro*?I believe it will result In tbe nom
ination of Hendricks, and I think It will Impress them
tbst they have mete than they can do to match it in
Corrispondrnt?How do you figure out the logic of
tho Convention and the nomination?
Senator Morton?Not having been preaent, and not
having been Informed of all the circumstances, I cannot
?ay. Even my telegrams were delayed both ways, so I
was kept unadvised, as they reached mo quito tardily.
1 havo not analyzed the proceedings yet, but I think It
will appear finally there was good reason for doing as
they did, and every republican will feol satisfied with
Wbat was done. I certainly feel very gratelul to my
friends for tue devoted, faithful and complimentary
manner In which they presard my namo and stood by
me. Indiana bos again earned my lasting grati
tude, as alao have my friends In the Sooth. I
nm better than four dead candidates, and shall live
through the next four years with composure, I hope,
nnd continue to fulfil my mission faithfully. 8o say
ing, tbe Senator Jocularly sipped a glass of milk cheer
ily, snd turned his suentlon to tke (oltcitudc and af
fections ol his devoted wilo and son, presenting a pic
ture of calmuesti and quiot after "the storm was over"
nnd its agitations forgotwn lor the time being.
INTRRTIRW WITR snX.tTOR COKKLIXO.
The Hrralo representative next wended bis wsy
around to Wormley's corner nnd to tho reaidence of
lenator Conkling adjoining It, on H street, near Klf.
teenth. Senator Conkling was, to all appearances,
?ever in a better humor than he was to-night. Scott
Lord and Oeneral llanks were In his room when the
reporter called. Ms. Lord, who was formerly
bia law parner at Uttca, is In cordial relatione with
Mm, although he belongs to the opposite party. Tho
conversation was of an oasy, social character, glancing
occasionally at politics, but reverting to liidifloront
topics of tbe day. quiio as much as though It had l>een
held a year ago, far away from alt political excitement.
"The ticket Is an excellent one," said Senator
Conkling, with manifest sincerity. know Governor
Hayea personally. He aerved with me in the House,
and I have the highest admiration for hia qualities as a
gentleman and atatesman. He always has been a
flat-footed republican." This point waa emphasized
?specially by Senstor Conkling, aa though It afforded
him particular aatisfactlon. "A republican who
?evor apologized for his parly. He la the
bardoat of hard money men. His ability
Is unquestioned There has not been even a shadow
n bmath ol slander, against hia purity; and in every
feMNtt it ? no excellent nomination. Yon know, ol
Marat, that It waa the New Tork delegation that nom
Toar correspondent atsanted. Senator Conkllng
eeemed te be Much pleaded at thla fact When asked
whether this notion waa pursuant to bis Inatrnotlona be
said:?"It could not exaotly be called instructions, but it
waa In harmony with tbe original purpose or the re
publicans of New York, tnat If be (Conkllng) eould not
get the nomination the delegation should wheel into
line for Hayes.".
Senator Conkllng here alluded to the fact that be bad
always declined to entertain the thought of a nomina
tion until a short time before the Convention, when be
received letters secusing him ot trifling with tbe
party. Ho then oonaented, with some reluctance,
think the Hbrald will be pieaaed to-night." He re
marked, In tbe further oourse of tbe conversation, "Al
though I am aware that It expressed pre erence for me,
but, alter all, what the Hsrald wsnted wsa a good man,
and it, therefore, will be satisfied with Hayes. It Is a
matter ot great gratification for me to know that I bave
received the support of the Hsrald unsought and un
Senator Conkllng then turned to his guests snd ssked
tbeir op<niona aa to wbat democratic nominee this
ticket pointed to. General Banks thought Hansock;
Scott Lord, Hendricks. Senator Conkllng expressed
no opinion beyond that he thought It would hurt Gov
ernor Tilden. "But," said bo smiling, "I think we are
going to give these democratic gentlemen," humorously
pointing st Soott Lord, "trouble with this ticket. I
tell you they wouldn't bave gone to Cincinnati to help
Hayes even If you hsd paid their ruilroad fare."
Mr. Lord thought that the democrats would defsat
tbe ticket, although it wa.s a good one.
"In four years from now?" Senator Conkllng re
"No, in tour months," Mr. Lord retorted.
General Banks thought "at tho end ot the twentieth
The conversation then turned to other topics, but
tbe Vice Presidency being alluded to Mr. Conkllng
expressed satisfaction with Mr. Wheeler. "He is not
very well known," said he, "but we can soon make
He said Governor Morgsn wonld slso make a very
good Vice I'rosident. Then be told some good stories,
and humorously remarked that Governor Hayes* wife
waa one of tbe handsomest womon In Ohio, which, in
Itself would Civs blm an advantage ovsr Governor
"Many beautiful young girls drlvo out with blm,"
said be, "but, alas I they drive to no purpose."
Tbe reporter took his departure from the Senator,
leaving bim In good humored conversation with his
friends, and evidently not contemplating auicldo or
any other dreadful thing on account of his fhiluro to
obtain the nomination. Tho Sonator expressed his
gratitude to the proprietor of tbe Hrhai.d Tor tho un
solicited support given him. snd impressed Its repre
sentstive strengly with bis gratification at Governor
Hayes' perfect freedom from rings, or from any taint of
MR. BlUIlfB HOT RKIABLK.
A call next made upon Mr. Blalno to ascertain his
views about tbe nomination and how he regarded It.
His elegant house was brilliantly lighted up and open
at every window. In his large saloon parlor a beauti
ful scene was transpiring in contrast to what
might be supposed would be associated with the
prevailing disappointment ot the hour. His favorite
little daughter, who watched the ex-Speaker so tenderly
with her mother during bla recent dangerous indispo
sition, was seated at the piano playing a familiar opera
air, wblloGail Hamilton, the gifted authoress, his sister
in-law, was pacing leisurely and in apparent meditation
up and down the room, attired in a magnificent and
costly dress ot white figured satin,the long train of which
swept gracefully along the flowered oarpet, her superb
carriage and toilet, reminding one of a scene in tho
palmy days of eugenic and the Tulleries. All was ev
idently cheerful to the observer and tho Inmates of
the bouso had made up their minds to look on the
whole affair of Mr. Blaine's defeat with philosophic in
diflerenoe. Presently Mr*. Blaine, In a mod
eat plum colored silk, made her appearanco
and looked every Inch the proud matron
and brave woman ahe has ahown berself In
her husband's trials. In answer to an inquiry
she said that, while Mr. Blaine had not yet retired, tho
doctor had called and taken eharge of him, forbidding
any one to see or talk with him, as ho bad alroady had
several callers, and, sbe thought, had somewhat
fatigued himself In talking so much about the event of
the day. She added that ho did not realise
how msoh be had actually gone through,
and she was appreheosive, as well as tho doc
tor, that Mr. Blaine might overtax himself! Hence she
would prefer that he would not be Interviewed until
tw-morrow. He was feeling nicely and taking every
thing ooolly, saying which, with groat politeness, sbe
bowed berself away kindly and said good night.
Mr. Blaine rode out immediately alter hearing the
news of Mr. Hayes* nomination and passed the telo
graph office where a crowd had gathered, bowing hit
recognitions with a cheerful smile and assumed levity
whien struck the bystanders most favorably. He took
off hia hat and promised the crowd, in a short speech,
that Maine would give Hayes and Wheeler a rousing
isrsavnw with bristow. *
Secretary Bristow was out driving whon your cor
respondent called. Presently he oame In and chatted
with Governor Jewell and his family In the most un
conoerned manner. Hero were two defeated candi
dates both smilingly exchanging comments on their
"You bars been out cooling youraelf, both from the
heat of the day and of the political contest," the re
Secrotary Bristow laughed. "No, the latter did not
trouble me very much," bo replied, "although, ol
course, 1 could not holp thinking about It, and I am
glad that it Is over. 1 do not think 1 look as though 1
This query merited the candid reply which It received,
that the Secrotary and Whiskey Bing Smasher had
rather increased In avoirdupois during the contest than
decreased. In giving bis opinions of tho ticket Secre
tary Bristow waa, If possible, oven more enthusiastic
than Senator Conkltng He eulogised Governor Huyes,
and said that he telegraphed two days ago to General
Harlan to transfer his (Bristow's) delegates to Hayes as
soon as he deemed It expedient. When asked whether
Blaine bad not boon dofoated by a combina
tion of the other candidates, Secretary Bristow
replied that it was moro a tacit agreement to beat
Blaine than an expressed combination. He thought
that as Scburs had supported Hnyes last year he would
work for htm In this, and that the ticket would carry
with It tbo support of the rolortn republicans ot the
Adams, Bullock, Bryant school. The platform, ho
thought, waa excellent, although, In hia opinion, thb
bard money plailorm waa not quite so bard aa It might
Mr. Bristow also thought that Hayes, although a hard
money man, was not tbo hardest of the bard The
plank as to Chinese Immigration was a pltce of dema
gogism; but with these exceptions Mr. Bristow heartily
approved of the platform.
"I suppose you will do ell you can for the ticket?"
the reportor asked.
"Well, yea, aa much as I can," Mr. Bristow replied
with some hesitation, "although I shall not be very
much in politics after this, as, Indeed, I have not been
In the past."
"Is it true that you have resigned* "
"My official resignation is not yet in tbo hands of
the President," Mr. Bristow replied, "but I have inti
mated tt> him my desire to retire, and hope to do so
early next week."
Mr. Bristow expressed perfect confidence In the suc
cess ol the ticket, and although Mr. Jewell addressed
bis conversation more to the ladiea present, bis Inci
dental expressions left no doubt that he thought it wus
a strong ticket. Both gentl.'mon thought that the ad
dition ot Mr. Wheeler strengthened It considerably, and
Mr. Jewell said tbat Governor Morgan would also bavo
been a strong nominee lor the Vice Presidency.
Mr. Preston informed a leading republican Senator
to-night tbat he would withdraw from the Cabinet on
Wednesday next and cease thereafter to be Secretary
of the Treasury. His successor Is not yet known
among the best Informed leaders of the republican
party. Tbe name of ex-Governor Morgio, of New
York, is mentioned. Tho retirement of Mr. Bristow
will, it Is said, involve that also of tbo Aaslstant Sec
retary, Mr. Burnham, and Messrs. Blaford Wilson and
THK CABI5ST M.tKKK*.
Very naturally Ibe Cabinet makers hsve gone to
work to construct a Cabinet for <>overnor llayts in tbe
?vent of his being the next President of tbo United
States. Just as naturally these gentle men have
Jumped to the conclusion that President
Hay* would not disturb Secretary Fish,
l>ot that in choosing * Secretary of the Troaaury
be would probably let his choice fall upon Senator
John Sherman, of Oblo, Chairman of the Com nit tee
on Finance, wboae recognised ability In flninolal mat
ters would bo bla great recommendation.
was interviewed to-night concerning this rumor,
but he laughed good liumoredly, said that
the gossips knew mnr? than be did
and a good deal more than Governor
Hayes about the matter. Evidently Governor Hayes
was one or the most modest men in the world snd his
nomination must have been a complete surprise to
him. He was tar from making Cabinets so soon. The
Senator then adverted to the career of
Governor Hayes, which bad boon one of
steady promotion and advancement, based
upon his honest merit He was an educated if
not an erudite man. Ho was a graduate of a law
sehool. and a profouod Jurist, and would bring great
Intellectual ability and talent to the admlnstratlon of
the office or President. Ho had steadily risen from
place to place until he was now Governor of his 8tate
and likely to bo President of the United States.
CONOR ATC LATIO.18.
Senators Morton and Conkling and Representative
Blaine and Secretary Brlstow have severally sent tele
grsms to Governor Hayes offering their congratulations
and support. Senator Morton's despatch was as fol
Governor R. B. Havss, Columbus, 0.:?
I rongratulate you upon your nomination for the
Presidency, and shall labor earnestly lor your success.
0. P. MORTON.
The following Is a copy of Secretary Bristow's mes
Governor R. B. Barns, Columbus:?
1 be* you to accept my earnest an<* hearty congratu
lstlons. Your nomination secures vtclorv In Novem
ber. B. H. BRISTOW.
Mr. Blaine telegraphed as follows:?
Wabhmoto*, D. C., June 18, 1878.
To Governor R. B. Hatkb, Columbus, Ohio:?
I oiler you my sincerest congratulations on your
nomination. It will bo alike my highest pleasure as
my Orel political duty to do the utmost In my power to
promote your election. The earliest moments of my
returning and confirmed health will be devoted to se
curing you as large a vote in Maine as she would have
given lor myself. J. G. BLAINR.
In reply to Mr. Blaine's despatch the following waa
receivtd at an early hour this evening:?
Coi.cMBca, Ohio, Jane 18, 1878.
To Hon. J. G. BrjintK, Washington
Your kind despatch has touched me most deeply,
and I hardly know how to respond in Siting terms.
Tho assuranco of your sympathy and support
nerves me for tho contest in which we
are about to enter. With your returning health and
strength I see an omen of republican sucrose. I trust
that all trace of your recimt illness will speedily disap
pear, that you may speedily be restorod to your family
nnd country. I send you my first despatch since the
nomination. IL B. HAVES.
As soon as New York's voto on tho seventh ballot
was reported Mr. Blaino sat down and wrote his con
gratulatory despatch to Mr. Hayes and it waa on the
wires to Columbus before the lootings of the ballot
were rccelvod in Washington. Immediately after tho
formal announcement Mr. Blaino rode out with his
oldest son and was recolveJ with load cheers wherever
crowds were assembled on the streets.
Mr. Blaine rocetved dospatchec throughout the day
In his library in company with some dozen friends,
whom he oontinually assured Hayes wonld be ulti
mately nominated. He was fully impressed with the
probability or a successful 'combination against him,
and eicept during twenty minutes following the sixth
ballot, did oot expect tho nomination. Uo was n!to
gether the coolest add least excited of the company.
During the evening his residence was orowded with
callers, whom Mr. Blaine received with cheerfulness,
exhibiting no trace whatever of disappointment. Dis
cussing the events ot the day, he says tho Immediate
cauRe of the fallnre of his friends to securo his nomi
nation was the holding back of votes for
him from Pennsylvania aft?r the third ballot.
This Mr. Blaine attributes to tbo ficticious strength
lent to Bartranft from time to time by the Conkling
forces, which made It possible for a minority of the
Pennsylvania delegation to urge that their candidate
ootiId not properly be dropped while he was still appa
rently gaining votes.
Mr. Blaine has sent to Messrs. Hamlin, Halo, Frye
and Stevens the following despatoh :?
Bear to all my fiends who have so nobly and de
votedly stood by me tbe prolonndest expressions of my
heart's warmest gratitude. J. Q. BLAINE.
Senator Conkling sent the following telegram to
"Governor Hatha, Columbus, Ohio:?
"1 heartily congratulate tbo country, tbe republican
party and yon on your nomination. Ton need no as
surance of the cordiality of mv support. Sincerely
yours, ROSCOE CONKLING."
NEW YORK OPINIONS.
It Is hardly likely that there waa more exeltoment Itt
Cincinnati over the proceedings of tbe Republican Na
tional Convention deliberating in the "Quoen City"
than tbero was In New York yesterday. Early In the
morning tbe leellng of interest was evlnoed by tbe
crowds that gathored In the vicinity of the newspaper
offices and eagorlv scanned tho bullotloa, and by the
exclamations of the business men as tbey hurried past.
It was conceded that ere tho day was done the fate of
some ot the candidates must be decided, and
the curiosity ol everybody was on tiptoe to learn who
would be killed, figuratively, in the hot political fray
then Impending. Before tbe news of the result of the
first ballot in the Convention was received here tho
chances of every candidate for the nomination had
been thoroughly canvassed everywhere in the city?In
the clubs and tbe hotels, en the thoroughfares, before
tbe newspaper offices where the loungers waited
patiently lor the first announcements, and "on tbe
street." At tlie last named place, the groat centre of
tbe moneyed Interests, the question "Who will be the
nomtneo t" wan put frequently aud answered variously.
Blaine, however, was tho favorite there, and In him
most ot tlie speculators placed their faith. It was ex
plained by them that ho was tho champion
of progress, the sdvocato of the develop
ment of the country through the extension
ol railroad facilities, and consequently the man
above all others to be put forward by tbe republican
party for tbo suffrage of Its adherents. These advo-,
caiesof Blalno pooh poobed tbe charges against him,
denounced "the Boston Mulligan," and, pointing to
the records in tbe morning papers, asserted that tbelr
man would carry tho Convention on tbe first ballot.
Democrats, as well as republicans, took part In tbe dis
cussions, and when the lllaine men ?poko of tbelr can
date as an advocate of railroad extension,
sonio Tilden.tea responded, "Well, il tbe republi
cans put up Blaine because he believes in railroails
we liavo a man who is equally zealous in tbelr behalf,
and has not bia bad record in connection with them.
His name is Samuel J. Tlldcn. II railroad extension is
to be the test between candidates for tne Presidency
Tilden can beat Blaiue easily. Hence, II Blaine is
nominated we shall not have to lake up his religloas
intolerance as a weepon with which 10 heat him dow n."
And thus crowing tbey expressed the wish that Blaine
might be nominated that Tilden might be niaoe
stronger in the St. l,oul? Convention. Yet,
though theso men spoke out there were
other democrats also inierested In railroads
who said naugut. And these ni<-n thought Ions
and wisely, II tlie statement be true that s 'Still tongue
makcth a wi-e head," or conversely, "a wise head
makeiii a still tongue." Very lew "on ihe street," as
bus been said, thought that Mlntne would lie bonicn; yet
the questions arose, "II. hy some un'oreseeu chance,
ho is beaten, who will be ihe nominee? Who Is
the great Unknown? l*pon whom will a combination
he made?" it was conceded early ill tho ilsy that if
Blaino was defeated Conkling would not win, iior Itrls
tow ho the mocessful aspirant. I he contest bet ween
the (idle-rents ol these gentlemen. It was said, was
too bitter lor ilicm to sgreo upon either.
Hence "the dark horse" must win, Il was declared.
WUKSK IS "THR DANK ItoKSK f"
Has the "speeder" a name? These conundrums were
thus solved by several sapient petsons:?"The first
tnr<-e ballots will to- tbe lest ol the strength of lllaine,
rooking nod ?rlstow, end il no result is rea< hed
through th?m a fourth man will tie sought and a com
promise made in his favor. Alter tlie candidates named
cotne Hayes and Wbeeler, and of these two Wheeler
has the smaller chance, became he Is not known |
throughout the country, sod because those who do ,
know him characterize him as a "railroad jobber." I
From this course of reasoning the conclusion was drawn
that in case lllaine was defeated Hayes would be nomi
nated, yet the reasunera had very little lalth that events
would verify tbelr logic.
When tbe new* of the( result of tbe first ballot
reached here the opinion was expressed everywhere
that lllaine would lie nominated. Tbe belief of most
people was summed np curtly by Mayor Wickham in
bis remark to a reporter that "The man who ran poll
I'UJ Totes is a hu-d man to beat." After having de
livered li unci! of this remark our worthy Mayor pro
ceeded to rnn counter to the topic previously ex
potiuded herein, by saying:?"My individual opinion
ol tho struggle as it stands la that Conkling wilt Dually
unite all the elements ol tbe opposition and prove tho
successful man '
This thoroughly evinced the Inalgbt which Mr.
Wickb.tm has into the subtle workings ot parly politics.
In every department of the city government, as welt
as in tbe most offices of tbe ledtyal government, there
was a levertsh anxiety to learn what the Convention
waa dome Clerks rtseertsd tfretr desks and qhtmiM
the chance* "f candidates; but the opinions expressed
In each place were very little different irom those given
JXaxT o'bribh'b roRi'icirr.
In the As tor Houm, alter tho flrat ballot, were
gathered ex-Shcrilf O'Brien, and several other ex-oln
clais ol the sity, with a oumbcr of their tollowera.
Tbev were all expressing their opinions.
O'Brien waa asked by a reporter:?
"What do you argue from the first ballot f"
"I think that It meana tbe nomination of Hayes,"
wax the response.
"How do yon oome to that conclusion?" aaked the
"Bcr.at!ii<> I think that rote waa taken aa a test. not
?o much of the strength ot Blaine aa of the weakuess
of Washburne an>l Cenkling. Now they will concen
trate all the outside strength oa Hayea. Wait an hour
or two and aee if I ain't rt?ht."
All the afternoon until tbe final reanlt waa tele
graphed hither betting waa brisk in every hotel, club,
or other place of congregation. The sums wagered
were not large, however, for moat of tbe belters were
of the order of minor politicians. John Momssey was
reported to have made many beta, bnt upon whose suc
cess could not be learned In the afternoon.
aptir thi saws.
When the news of tbe nomination of ex-Governor
Hayes, of Ohio, for first place waa received, there won
evinced nothing to indicate that it was In any sruso
a very popular selection by tbe crowds that canvasaed
the action of the Convention in the pobl'c places.
There were no loud or boisterous approvals benni,
no shouting or cheering such as one la apt to associate
with tbe welcome reception of the choice of a favorite.
Whatever of satisfaction waa expresaed confined itself
to tbe Inner circles of republtcanlam, rarely, If at all,
bubbling out in tbe open plaoea.
From the talk beard lait evening there la every rea
son to believe that Blaine's nomination would huve
met with a heartier reception throughout the city.
Conkllng's ram*, too, would no doubt have stirred
the masses. Hayea, though hla name was Associated
with no weakening reports, was not known sufficiently
in connection with any inspiring public effort to bring
out enthusiasm. As so instanco of the fact that Hayos
la in some sort "a dark horse" It may be said that uot
one New Yorker In a hundred, evon those who devote
their exclusive attention to politics, could tell what
Hayea' Christian name was last evening.
"WHAT 18 RATKS' BAMB?"
asked a Hbrai.d reporter of one man after an
other, anil Invariably tbe answer came in
these words, "I'm d?d If I know I" The
question In one instance recalled a local historical
circumstance. When Frank Pierce was nominated bo,
too, was very little known to "the boys" In New York;
but still they shoated lor him, as in duty bound In
those good old days. "Hurrah for Frank Pierce I"
shouted a lesty -follower of the old-time war
horse of tbe democracy, Marshal Rynders.
"Hurrah for Frank Pieroe!" and, turning to a
friend with the Inimitable swagger of tho
ward "heeler" of the time, he added, "Who the ?
Is Frank Piercof" lint, then, not to know great men
Is to argue one's self unknown. In another Instance a
democratic politician, who was asked by a Ubrald re
porter what was Hayes' name, after giving tbe inva
riable reply, told the following story of a conversation
between two bootblacks shortly before William Make
peace Thackeray's visit to America:?
"Do you know wbo is coming to this country,
Jimmy V" queried bootblaok No. 1 of hla associate.
"No," repllod No. 2. "Who's comlug?" "Why, the
great Thackeray," said No. 1. "And who's the great
Thackeray f" further Inquired tbe unenlightened
South. "I'm d d If 1 know," responded bootblack
Hut while those of democratto sympathies and the
Independent masses looked at tbe matter In this light,
tbe republicans professed to be highly gratified at tho
result. They affect to consider tho nominations In the
light of a movement for reform. Hayea, they say. Is
A HAS WHO WILL TBIDMH OVBR ALL OfrOSITIO*.
At the I'nien league Club the feeling excited was for
a cementing ot the recent rupture, since Brlstow dis
appeared from the oanvaaa. Blaine's gallant struggle
waa everywhere, among republicans, spoken of with
respectful sd miration that seemed to have In it a tlngn
of regretful sympathy. Conkllng's weakness was to
some equally a surprise, though this was accounted tor
on the ground of his personal reserve.
Hayes' name seems to te favorably aceopted by the
representatives of the Republican Reform Club of this
city now In Cincinnati. Last night a telegram was
received st the club rooms, No. 39 Union square, from
the Secretary, which read as follows:?
Bknjbi.icab ltaroKM Club
llajres In nominated, honesty and reform trlnmphantt
The machine politicians defeated at every point.
Yet If the sender of that telegram wore in New York
last evening he would Ond "knowing ones" ready to
prove to btm that tbo nomination ol Hayes was trotn
tbe first "fixed" snd that the combination of foroes to
beat Blaine did not arise from tbe exigencies of the
hour, but was a prearranged and skitiully executed
coup tor which thoso Inside the olrele were not unpre
Some democratic politicians basted theme*Ivos with
?peculations on the manner In winch this cboieo 01 the
republicans U likely to alfoct tbo chanoes of Governor
Tlfden for fttst place at St. Louts, llayes being a Woxt
ern man It was thought the West should be asked to
famish a man to Ileal him. If the nominee had been
chosen from a point lartner west, however, tt would
have been considered more detrimental to Mr. Tilden's
The money question, too, foand its way Into tbe dis
cussions o( tho hour, and at one time formed the sub
ject ol an animated wordy quarrel at tbe bar of tho
Fifth A venae Hotel. Bat as tbe crowd Involved did not
embrace any notabilities Interest soon died oat in tne
dispute, particularly as tbe discussion was of a rather
Among the visitors to tbe Fifth Avenue Hotel daring
tho evening was the Warwtek of republicanism, Tbtir
low Weed. After a brief stay, however, be left tor
home, evidently displeased at flndlng few with whom
he could talk satisfactorily.
AT THB HOTEL*.
The hotels wero densely crowded by persons who are
never seen there except on ooeasioos of great popalar
Internet, such ss political and flnsnclal crises. From
the moment ol tbe snnounoeinent of the nomination
the Fifth Avenue Hotel, the BofTtnan ? Bouse, St.
James and other uptown hotels were thronged by In
dtvlduals who were at Drat surprised at Blaine's defeat'
and secondly at Hayes* nomination. Certainly the
great mass of the loungers In these public places
did not sxpeot that the "fsvorlto son Of
Ohio" would be chosen to carry the standard
of tbe republican party dnring this campaign Instead
of Conkling. Bristow or Wasbbarne. Then, too, it was
evidently tbe belief last night that Blaine's defeat wan
accomplished only alter a bard bsttlo, by the combina
tion of sll the followers of tho other candidates, who
felt it necessary to the lifts of tho party that be should
not be chosen to lead It in the coining struggle, being a
vulnerable man and one on whose banner victory would
not smtlo. Therefore tho nomination ot Hayes and
Wheeler was universally satisfactory to the republicans
who met in tbe above mentioned places to discuss It and
not quite so gratifying to the rank and file
of the detnoorats, who could only jadge ol its value
by tho manner In which the opposite party regarded
It. There was a singular abaeuce of prominent lrval
democratic magnates from the hotels; of course thoso
of tbe opposite stripe were in Cincinnati or at the
Vuion League Club. Nevertheless, the * cones in each
of the places herein before named, were animated and
buttling, although not very uproarious or marked by
enthusiastic demonstration. The pervading spirit was
speculative rather than Jubilant. At the Fifth Avenue
Hotel Congressman Wbitebouse, of I'oughkeepsle, said
to a Hssald reporter that he thought the republican
ticket a very strong one indeed, and that the nomina
tion of Blaine woald have oeen very disaatrous to the
republican party. . Tins opinion rravailed among
the loungers, who had little else t/? say when spoken
to on the enbjoct. It was noticed by all who scruti
nised the bulletins hanging in tbe hotel containing tbe
votes and ballots cast on ull questions that came be
fore the Convention yesterday that the number of
ballots by which Have* was nominated tallied very
closely with those which decided all questions (its
posed of by the Convennon during tbe day, showing
plainly that there was an antl-Hlaino organisation from
the opening to the closing of tho proceedings
powerful enough to crush his chuncc* snd
bring about tbe. result afterward obtained. This tho
republicans noticed and promulgated, adding Hint, all
things considered, Mr. Blame's detest was skilfully en
compassed Md was sought by Conkling ss well as
BrIMow Men. Tbe democrats were surprised that
neither the latter genilemnn nor Mr. Wa><bburne de
veloped much strength. They did not like the Hayes
AT TBK Pino* I.KAOt'R CLUB.
Perhaps no body in this city was more afTeeted by the
Cincinnati nomination than Hie Union league Club.
Its members began to aasemblc at tbo dun h<>u?e as
soon as the ticket was announced, snd as they met In
tbe reading room and parlors expressed their satisfac
tion. No formal meeting wax held, but one baa been
called for Wednesday evening, for the purpose 01 rati
fying the ticket. l.ast evening a Hkr.w.u reporter
called at tho clab and conversed with several ol the
members, all of whom pronounced the nomination ex
cellent, and Such as would undoubtedly be IMoTSi d
by a large majority of the members. Mr.
seligman said that Governor Hayes was well
known to be sound oo all tbe great questions so vital
to tho republican party and a man whoso record is
without s b.omish. '-Oners! llayes," said he, "is
without denbt tbe beat choice that could have been
made, and his election l>- certain. As lor Mr. V heeler,
he is in every way fitted to occupy the second place
up<>n the ticket. ' I think the Union League Club can
unite upon these gentlemen without any difficulty and
will do so. The nomlnstion of both wnl enable us to
sink tbe differences t-ist were said to be pending on the
Presidential question. Of course there are a lew demo
crats in the clab who may not vote lor the ticket,
hui I bare oaiy iooud one man to si^ht who s.iy? bo
won't vote for Hayes and Wheeler. Assuredly Mr
Hriatow could not have been nominated Neither
could Mr. Conkling; and Mr. Washbnroe was too un
popular In bis own .-tale to have commended himself
to the Convention as a possible candidate. There can
he no doubt in the world that tho op|>?ncnte of I'lane
lelt it necesasry to curb their Individual aspiration*
and unite to prevent his obtaining tho nomination lor
which lie had so powerfully orgimr.ed. That they did
so would appear 10 be proven by the ntmerlcal simi
larity of the ballots cast on the que-utons settled in the
Convention snd those ca t fer Mr. Hayes."
COLOSSI. STBAN ALUS.
The well known Literal republican. Colonel Ethan
Alien, was also at the Union League Club last night and
said to a Usa*u> reporter that the liberals weuld lie
sure to support tbe Hayes ticket, which was an entirely
satisfactory one. 'tjoveraor Haves," said he, ??stands
o* public questions where the liberals did loot years
ho. He Is straight on the hard money question, has
the conddenee of bis state, the principles enunciated
by Carl Schirs long ago and is in every respect a most
estimable gentleman. I think that Mr. Hayes is a
splendid choice, ss la also Mr. Wheeler, sad both
should eoMatil the support of a large majority ol ihe
Union league Clah For the last foar yeers, however,
Hayes has beea sooad on ati vital principles of policy,
and has beaten the flivorlte and powerful candidal** of
bia Bute. Hit nomination was deliberately planned,
no doubt, by tlio opponent* of Blaine, because it wn?
evident tbal neither I'onkllng nor Brlxtow could liave
teen nom Milled. " Hpcaking of tbo .SL 1-ouia Conven
tion, Colonel Allen said thai, while It had not occwrod
lo liirn before, the mention of General Hancock aa a
possible democratic Presidential candidate sutgested
the likelihood <d tils beiug a very strong one, and able
to give Covernor Have* a close coulctl. Alt ;gelber,
however, the Cincinnati nomine'H wer* auch a* to
warrant -anguine belief In tbelr election.
Mr. Appleion, another member of the Union League
Clnii, thought that the republican party hud made a
very Judicious selection in Messm. Hayes and Wbeeler,
who would undoubtedly be tbe successful candidates
In the coin in* campaign. AU thm had been aald by
Messrs. Seligman uud Allen wa? related by Mr. Apple
ton. who added that he bad llttl* doubt now of the suc
????* of lb* republican party.
THE MANHATTAN OI.UB AND BEN WOOD.
A feeling of IndllTerence prevailed among the mem
ber* of tbl* Institution last evening in reference to tbe
nominations at Cincinnati. Judging by tbe sentiment*
expressed br several prominent gentlemen tbe "Dark
Dorse" of the democracy la still In tbe ascendant, and
no fear* are sntertalned tbnt the next President will
wave tho standard of Jefferson and Jackson. In con
versation with Mr. Benjamin Wood tbe following senti
ments were expressed
"The ticket Is a weak one, and If the democrats act
with any discretion lii making op their nominations It
I* my Arm belief tbal It will be badly beaten. Hayes,
In the first place, i* certainly a Great Unknown?lew
bavo beard of blm. Again, be Is selected from a
State (Ohio) which the republican* claim In any case.
Now where was tbo policy in taking a man for tbe
first place on tho ticket trom an assured republican
.State? Why didn't they secure a doubtful State? The
selection wan much inferior to a ticket bearing either
Conkltng or Blaine's came. To New Yorker* Conkltcg
would have been Infinitely preferable, and Blaine mnoh
better, because while the former I* dlroctly from onr
State, tbe second I* a neighbor, close by, an Kastern
man. and ? plucky one, with a brilliant record."
"WIIAT ABOtTT WHKKLKR ?"
"Why, Wheeler is comparatively unknown outside
his own district. He has been In Congress a long time
and wbo ban hoard of bun?''
?'Wouldn't Woodford bavo been a better selection
"Yes, indeed. I served In the .Slaia Semite
with Woodford. He IP an excellent presiding
otllcer, impartial, high toned and decisive: and
you know the Vloe President is simply a
high toned chairman, after all. Woodford, be
sides, l? a man of popular manners aud on able orator,
eloquent and argumentative. Ho would have been In
finitely better than any in tbe Stale except, perhaps,
Kvaru or Morgan, but 1 doubt if cither of tbc6c gentle
men would take the second place."
"Well, Mr. Wood, should tho democracy nominate
Wn*T All* THN CHAKCKS O* StJOC*<?*T"
"Excellent. Indeed, la my opinion, we will wla
"Don't you think there is a good deal of oppoaltloa
in the Stale to Tildon1"'
"No, not at all?not enon^h to speak ot When It
comes to a voio that little will quickly disappear, and
thoHo who made It will bo ashamed to acknowledge it.
1 tfilntc Tilden Is suro to gel the nomination and with
a good second that means an election against ibis Cin
THUBLOW WBED ON THB TICKET.
Having taken a turn through the Manhattan Club,
tbe Fifth Avenuo Hotel, tho Union League Club and
Glltnore's Garden last evonlng, Mr. Thurlow Weed
roacbed his homo shortly after ton o'clock, and blithely
heraiaed his approbation of the Cincinnati nominations,
coupled with his firm conviction that, proporly man
aged, tbe republican parly cannot fail to win tbe com
ing flgbt. "I have felt from tlio first," said tho grim
old chieftain, aa bo slid one fool Into a slipper
and rested hi* favorite leg on an easy chair?
"I have fell from tho first tbal tbo strong
candldatos woro entirely too strong for
tbelr own good. Conkling and Blaine wont to Cincin
nati for Conkltng and Blaine, and nobody else. The
bond fide Conkling mon bad no special enthusiasm that
1 know of, but they felt bound in honor to stand by
their man alive or dead. They would make no terms
with the supporters of Mr. Blaine. In fact, tbo canvass
resolved Itself Into a fight to tho death aga'.nst Mr.
Blaino. Anything and anybody to beat Blaine must
then sooner or later have become the war cry, even
o( the Conkling men, lor they wero certain
10 see or have forccd upon them the fact
that of tbo two Bialne had the groator
strength. Well, it wna the same thing with tho blulne
people. Under what possible circumstance* could they
gain anything by aiding Conkling? Conkling meant
Grant, and Grant's friends are all In p aco bow. Oh,
no! 1 have never Keen the slightest possible chance
for Conkling. Yhree months ago I thought
WASHHIRNK WAS Till MAS,
and If Washbnrno bad been nominated he would havq
bad. In this city alone, from 16,000 to 3u,0<>0 votes that
no other republican can get. Ho would have bad
Ottendorfer and all the Herman democrats, and he
would have had the real Catholics, that Is, tbo Catho
lics to whom the-church is more than party, on account
ol his services in Paris. But when Washburne's own
State refused Its countenance then 1 leit there
was but little hope lor him. At a confer
ence ol somo ol Mr. Conkllng'a bost friends
1 urged that 1.0 should not be pressed,
because I felt that he could not beelectcd It nominated,
and 1 didn't believe ho could be nominated. Inci
dentally 1 spoke ol Governor Hayes as an excellent
candidate and was warmly seconded by prominent
men, who, however, have since carried their devotion
to Mr. Conkling to what was at least tbo further verge
Hrportx*?Then you think this
IM A 8TUO.M1 TICKrrf
Mr. Wskd?In every senae I do. It It strong posi
tively and negatively. Nothing can be said to tbo
detriment or either candidate, and a groat deal oan bo
said In their favor.
Hki'ubi sk?What are the
STRONG FOISTS IX MB. HAYXS ?
Mr. WstD?- Honesty, firmness and a good war record.
1 this been a long time m public life, and nothing
lue ever been hoard to his discredit Ho has
been prominent In cxcltlug campaigns, when
blows, wero given and taken with a will, but
no ono ever dared charge hint with aught
that was mean, underhanded, tricky or wicked. Mr is
constitutionally llrm; not obstinate, but Urui. He has
a Will of his own based on conviction. He is cour
teous and ready to yield to argument and evidence.
11 is war record Is sdmirable, and during the canvars,
when that Important element comes into play, as it
will, Governor Hayes will be found to have qualities of
the greatest magnetism. Ho is mora than available; he
Is absolutely useful.
Rxi-ortkr?And how about
MR. WUXRI.XIt f
Mr. Wkxd?All! there is a man whom tbo people
may well delight to honor. I remember him whea be
0ri<t entered the I,egl?lutnro many years ago. His
modesty, Intelligence and industry attracted attention
and maoe him favorably known. Since thon he has
? grown steadily and well. He has been In Congress
about twelve years, and never made'a mistake?not
one. Ho is a good, sonnd, practical lawyer,
lie speaks well and always understands him
self. While not In ono sense a popular
man, he haa based himself flrmiy In the popular regard,
as his votes show. His nomination renders the re
covery of ihe northern tier ol counties a certainty.
He lives out there, and represents the district In Con
gress. He is sagacious, carolnl. prudent, and under
stands himself and bis subject. Governor Morgan and
he are very friendly. Iii fact, I believe there could not
Well have been a less objectionable nomination.
Rrportxr?Do you believe they can
CARRY .*KW TOItK HTATK f
Mr. Wxrn?Why, of course 1 do. I'm glad you
asked that qdestlou, lor I would like lo be put on the
recom, I don't oltcn commit the lolly, lor It is a folly,
ol predicting the result ol a campaign yet in embryo,
but I will now. I predict that il Governor Tllden is
nominated, either as President or Governor, he will be
beaten ooi of his boots, and ihe republicans will carry
the Siato by from 30.000 lo AO.tiOO majority. And it
Won't bo entirely republican votes The democrats
will kill Tildeii. 1'hey'll skin hlin alive. He'll be cot
from one end of the State to the other, and here in
New York he'll run a losing race from the very first.
ritRsiDicvr oRAirr FXRi.f
Mr. W'xxn?Sore He'll be sullen, doubtless, for
things haven't gone as be wanted them at nil. His first
clioicv was Conkling, and then Morton. He dlil noth
ing st all for Wsshburn*. Wlist the matter la 1 can't
ssy. but there's something that has hurl Washburne
with Grant and with all the leading Illinois men. Ho
useil to have almost a unanimous return to Con
gress, snd could have as many ihous<nds
majority W> Congress as be wished. lint
now you see ho Is hardly mentioned. Yet ho wonM
have been s very string' caudldnto. The federal of
Oi ers here stood by Couk ling with great fidelity, quito
as long as iluly d' inauded. Now they will, of course,
bo very uneasy and unhappy. Hlaine, I under-tand,
has sent s cnoiiraiubitory dee pa I ell to Usyrs. In lact,
I believe Haves is a man on whom the friends of all
the other candidate* can readily unite. He has bad no
quarrels with any ol tliem, and lias never run across
their tracks. This Maid not h. said of Conkling.
ItBroRTSR? Do you think
IIKOMOR WILLIAM crime
bsd anv Influence hi L'onkliUfc's defeat?
Mr. w>M?Not the least. Mr. Curtis is a msn of no
account in politic* or nfTitrs. He in lm|>r.v tinahle, vis
lunacy and all that, il he had know n what he was
abotn lie would have had al least a do/en -iroiig sop
Erters on the l|o->r and would have made hi* point.
i is perfectly indiflercnt in my oyes. 1 think he bad
no weight whatever in the Convention.
KurosTiR?This is quito a dissppolntment for tbo
Mr. Wkxiv?Yes, indoed. Il will hart tbo Tribune
and be a heip to tiie Timet, which, however, doesn't
dorerve it at all. Conkllng's defeat is most humiliating
to him. I here was so much ?md aboil it, and it was
asserted so confidently that be was certain to be
nominated that when the disappointment came it must
have been terribly mortlfylBg.
KiroRTXR? Does tho nomination of Mr. Wheeler help
CBARCRS or CORXSU.
for Governor t
Mr. Wkrb? I should say to decidedly. Al all events
it puta Mr. Whoolor out of the way, doesn't It? and
that's something certainly. Oh yea, It helps Cornell
Tbo campaign will be TMf lively, my animated; and
It TIMra la nominated it will be mort intensely exctt
in?; but Hayea and Conkling will sot only sweep New
York, but carry the country witu tile rub of t whirl
wind. They'll do U as certain as lata.
EABL1 IN TUB mU>.
The Young Mon't Centennial Republican Campaign
Club of the Twentieth Assembly district threw a very
large banner bearing the namea of Hayea and Wheeler
acrosa Third avenue at Fifty dfih street laat night.
The republlcana of the Seventh Assembly dialrlet are
early In the field for Hayea and Wheeler. A club wia
formed last evening at a meeting held at No. 71 Sooth
Washington square. Thomas K. Stewart waa elected
temporary chairman nn<t William P. Richardson secre
tary. .Several speeches wero made. Committees won
appointed to report a constitution, bylaws and perma
nent officers. The meeting wu adjourned until next
RATIFICATION IN CINCINNATI.
AW ENTHUSIASTIC MEETINO A* PIKE'S OPBBA
HOUSE?THE BRIBTOW COMMITTEE DfTITES
THE HATES COMMITTEE TO MEET THEM?
JUBILANT SPEECHES A!fD JOTKTTL DEMOMSTEA
CmonrVATi, Jane 16, 1878.
A grand ratlfleatlon meeting waa held to-night at
Pike's Opera House. The committee of the Brlatow
Club, of thta city, wailed upon the Hayea eomalttM
and Invited them to inko possession of the Open
House. The large hall waa tilled to its utmost capacity,
and all the speeches made wera received with the ut
The meeting was callod to order by John Carlisle,
who said that the elub known as the Brlstow Club, but
now the nayes Club, had lendored the use of the hall
lor a grand ratification meeting.
of Connecticut,'who caino forward amid loud cheers,
and addressed the meeting aa followsMr. Chairman
and geutlemon?being Just at your door when thla call
came 1 could not plead In Jusil.'loation for noa-attead
ance the extreme weariness which we cnrtainly all feci
You are aware of our arduous labors of tht
last three days, especially those of us whe
were on commlttoes, some of which sat up all night to
complete reports, and now wo are quite ready to rest,
and to rest sweetly and ploasantly, because 1 can say
that oc the whole we are exceedingly satisfied with the
work we havo dona (Cheers.) We do not deny that
we snITored no little aoxlety. We were conscious that
this was the turning point In the history of the repub
lican party. I sny no more to you than I said frankly
in tho Convention?it waa not worth our
while to shut our eara to the fsot that
thore existed throughout the country not a little
dissatisfaction; but the great body of the staunch,
faithful, patriotic, Indomitable republican party stood
by its colors. (Choers.) There were many with mon
or losa dissatisfaction who left us. Many moro were la
an nnsatlsflcd snd dissatisfied condition. Of course,
when a party has been In power lor sixteen years It
has committed moro or less blunders. Inevitably U
has made errors In appointments and In other
dotalla of tho administration; Inevitably II
haa made mistakes In legislation. The wisest
iron could hardly have tailed to do
this. We shall never find a party or an administra
tion that will conduct the affairs of this government Is
a perlectly satisfactory manuor. Bui many of us left
that It might have been much better than It wn^
whatever the reason, whatever the philosophy. And 1
don't stop riow to point out these errors. Thai
is quite unnecessary, and would corialnly be an un
grateful task. The fact waa that they existed. And it
Is an excellent sign?not ono he lamented?that
there prevails throughout tho country an interest
longing to lift up party politics to a hlghei
plane as lar as possible, to make all possible
apology, If you choose to call it ho. to the American
peoplu' lor our shortcomings by giving them new
pledges, and the strongest in our power, for a better
future. (Applause.) It is impossible lor any man
In tho United Mates to bo brought into personal
contact with James 6. Blaine anil not lovt
him. (Applause.) There la in the man i
rnro combination ol mental and physical
power; a certain magnetism, directness an<
onorgy; a rem less, eternal activity, tbat makes youn|
men cling to him and follow bltn, und as to the history
o( Oliver P. Morton, It neod to bo told men wbo livt
upon the borders of Indlaua. (Applause.) Nobody
tlila aide of heaven know' the debt of gratitude this
country Owen to that man tor the indomiiitble courage
with which he throttled rebellion In that State.
(Cheers.) I stand here also to Kay that I
have profound respect for the character o(
Roscoe Conkllng, of New York, lor I know
what he has been dnrlog the last three or fonr
years in Washington?(cheers)?while there was mora
or less of flattering and uncertainty and shortcoming
among our leading men, eepeniajiy In the grave matter
of the currency and matters of finance. I know thai
vicious billa were passed one way or tbo other?a few
going so far as to reach President Grant Id that re^
sped Roscoo Conkllng stood like a rock. Yoa may call
It pride; I prefer to call It principle. Ha did It all alone,
bocause be bad tba courage, and apen the question
he was erect from the beginning ta
the end. (Cheers.) Now wa might bare been
with either of these men. Wo should have bad an
honorable and able statement, bat the great masa of
people, for somo reason or other, were unsatisfied wlta
oitlior precisely. I am free to say myaelf, that from
the first ballot to the last I worked for your neighbor
across the river (Bristol). (Cheers.) I abould have
been on the last ballot if the others bad not ran so fost
tbat there waa no neceasity of my running I con
gratulate you and the narty In general upon tba
platform and the candidate. I feel now, to-night,
It seems to me tbat 1 cannot be wrong. I feel assur
ance of an overwhelming victory next November.
(Applause.) We have announced sound doctrine upoa
the leading questions before the country. I think wa
have especially done ao la the matter of finance. Lief
fall at the election In yoar Stale you made a gallant
fight. You met the enemy In bis most dangeroui
form. I use the phrase of tbo field?ot th?
soldlor. Indeed, those wbo tsogbt thoe?
dangerous doctrines concerning finance wert
more dangoroua to the country and the wbota United
States than wore tho men who sought to destroy them
by force of arms; for the same, at the very loundatloa
01 republican government, are the integrity of the peo
ple and the integrity of the nation. The whole country
owed you a debt of gratitudo lor the gallant fight yoa
conducted bera We looked with admiration, wa
looked with great respect upon the course of your
moat excellent and admirable Governor, Rutherford
B. Hayes, who turned neither to tbo right nor
to tho left, and did the thing which wat
right, caring not whether victory or deieat waa
coming. (Cheers.) Tho republicans of Ohio did
this country a great service, and tt was not the first
time in politics or in battle that the State ol Sherman,
8 hertdan, (? rant and scores of others has served thil
country. Those of us out of the State who do not
know Mr. Hayes personally will find upon more par
ticular and close inquiry that thev can gladly support
him. They will begin irom thia boar all over tho land
to ask what sort ol a man la Rutherford B. Hayes, and
they will learu that he m a man ol sonnd Judgment, of
purity, of unquestioned Integrity, self respect and man*
lioess?an admirable representative ot the best type of
tho American cftisen. (Cheers ) Of Mr. Wheeler
I can speak from a close personal knowledge. I bad the
honor 10 oil with.him three winiers in Washington. Ha
is a man of much more than ordinary force of charaa
tcr?a rn-oluto. broad-Jawed, strong-willed, frank, fear
less, direct, courageous man. There Is not a member
ol Congress and never has been, ol either parly, la that
House who would not, upon the very first queatloa,
answer promptly tbat he knew William A. Wheeler to
be an honest man?a respected man. There It
no cxcuso now for our liberal Irtoadl
wbo partially or wholly left us, I can imagine no ex
cuse for them. I see no reason why they should not
all come back now, and again stand elbow to elbow with
us in this fight. It will not be a light one. We have
very many one mien. A vory ahrowd enemy. Wa
have whipped him a good many times, bat
we must not tako It lor granted tbat wo
always shall whip him. Thoy will pal
their boat array In the Held against
us?an able man and a shrewdly devised platform. II
they choose to mike the issue either hard or aofl
money yoa know slial tho result will be. Wo woa ?
victory on thia question once, and under Rutherford B.
Hayes we can win another. (Cheers.) Looking tba
whole field over, gentlemen, I oiler you my sincere con
gratulations, and Join with you in hoping for and pre
dicting a glorious triunrpii next fall. il,oud cheers.)
The Chairman next introduced Mr. l'omoroy, of Nen
York, who waa received with applause. He said h<
always haled to muke a speech, but on tbla glad 0C00>
slon ho waa proud to be pinsenl Mr. Hayes waa ae
stranger to bint, although living far from Ohla H?
had formed bia acquaintance in the city of Washington
during the war and liad found him one of th(
best friends tho Union ever had and one of tbo
wisest legislators that ever sat in ?JMgyesg. (Cheers.)
Ilia personal character was well known aa aliora ra
pro.v.li. Tlio speaker said ho was so well sattafisd With
the nomination that be was ready to ratify aa soon aa
anyboty. He had worked for Conkllng?(cheers)?had
believed in him, and had wished tbat gemlemaa
might have been placed on the ticket Tho
Convonlon did not sec fit to do this, bat he
was glad to sny they bad nominated somebody who
would save the republlcaa party and tbo aaite&
(Cheers.) He would aapport Hayes on the stamp
wherever erected In the State of New York and do hM
best toward tho success of the tloket, and he prnph*
sled a glot ious victory.
? TELEGRAM Fi.OM BBI8TOW.
C' MjrwAn, June 14, ltTI
Shortly after the nomination of Governor Haysa tba
KentU' ky delegation received the following ISli|H>
Irom Colonel Brtatow
fuaiMTO*, Juao 1% lm
Bon. Jo*x M. Hari.a*:?
I congratulate the Convention on Its good work in
nominating Governor and 1 rejoice that
friends have helped to do it. Yoa have sec a red a v?
tory for us la November by giving aa a true man tat
whom everr republican can rota. 1 E MUM
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