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Democratic Bolters Decide to
Hold a Con vent ion.
Eleven States Represented in the
Conference at Chicago.
The National Committee to Meet at
Indiana poll* August 7 aad Isnne
the Call - Sound and Patriotic
Declaration of Democratic Princi
ples to Be Made.
Chicago, July 24—The committee ap
pointed by the gold standard Demur rats
last night to prepare and isgue a call for
another convention met at the Auditori
um at 11 o'clock today. Comptroller K< k-
Us arrived this morning. It had l*-<-n
»ni't«o»ed he would bring a messaifa from
President Cleveland, but he emphatically
denied tliie. After an hour's discussion
an address was prepared calling for a
convention not l.«ter than September 2.
A coomitt.ee of Qve wai (elected to ar
range tor ntate conventions. The na
tional committee Is to meet in lndianai*-
olts August 7 to decide on the presiden
tial nomination. The majority report us
adapted is as follow®:
"To the Convention: Your commit
tee recommends the adaption of the
following resolutions: In view of ths
revolutionary actions of the recent Chi
cago convention, its repudiation of all
Democratic platforms and principles and
Its rondemnation of th» national l>cmo
cratic administration; resolved,
"First—That ii Is the sense of this con
ference, composed of Democrats from the
states of Illinois. Ohio, Indiana, Wiscon
sin, Kentucky, Missouri, Michigan, Texas,
lowa, Minnesota and Nebraska, that a
thoroughly sound an<l patriotic decu.ri
tion of Democratic principles pe enunci
ated, Hnd that candidates for president
and vice-president in accord therewith
be nominated.
".Second-That the Democrats in the
f< v. ral f>t<ttea who are in sympalby with
this recommendation and analterably op
posed to the declarations und tendencies
of the platform be requested tr»
arrange for a member of a national dem
ocratic committee.
"Third—That the national committer
• • rr it the city of Indlat
a I /oils on Friday, th*: 7th day of Augusi,
JMM. at 2 o'clock, for the pifrpose of is
suing a formal call for a national Demo-
cratic convention, to be held not later
than the 3*l day of September. 1896, and at
such place arid to be constituted ami oon
v«-ned in such manner as such national
comrnitte« may determine.
Pourth—That an executive committee
o r live *><• appointed by the chairman of
this conference (of which he shall be
one), with authority and directions to
name <* suitable person in each state,
where necessary, to take appropriate
s;«-ps to cause ftatc meetings to 1»« held
with all convenient speed for the pur-
pose of members of such com
mittee in time for said committee meet-
ing. ami to designate a member to rep
resent such state temporarily.
"Resjwctfully submit ted, Edward S.
Bragg, chairman; George M. Davis, sec
I V committee of two. Henry 8. Bobbins,
of OhlCdKo. and W. r>. Bynum. of Imll-
J nna. *u appointed to open headquarters
tn rhioaifo and begin an aggressive hiitd
money campaign. The committee tl.cn ad
I.ater in th»» day Chairman Bragg an
nounced the names of thp committee of
' fi\i provided for in the report: Gen. Kd
**rJ H. Brag*. Wisconsin: W. D. By num.
Indiana: H. 8. Robbing, Illinois; Jamts O.
Itroßdheud, Missouri: W. B. HaWetnan.
| Keutucky. Six of the eleven states rep
■ r«*<>nted at the conference named their
'.numbers of the provlsfonnl committee:
Illinois, John Rf. I\ilmer: Indiana. J. R.
Wilson; Wisconsin, E. B. Usher; Missouri,
1.. I'. Kmnthotf; Minnesota, F. W. Mc-
Oifcheon; Nebraska. Fuel Id Martin. Th«
other states deferred appointment of their
Will Hoke *»inltb Support Brran J
Wmhinsi-n City. July C*.—There 1, a
rumor In political circles that Secretary
H >ks Smith has announced h:s intention
of following out the lino marked out by
h!s paper, the Atlanta Journal, and is
coming to tlie support of Brvan and the
<*h!. i(fo platform. The report added that
he ha 1 sai3 to a frier d who i« vi itlng
her« from the South that he should not
only tuk* this step, but If any objection
w >» mad© by the president he would ten
d -1- r> *:.rnat!on. Mr. Smith refuses to
d us* the report in sny way.
Morcion Fcewron on Itr nn
TjOndon. Julv M "Morefon Frewen v a*
an article in the Obrouiele this morning
d.-Uing with the elver question !n Am»r
--lc«. In !t he •Tys that h« can Imyini no
more »*ri*us financial catastrophe for the
Errllsh investor that to be lulle i Ir,to a
of fa!*e aecurttv by awran -M that
Mr. Brynn'a can lldacy IN hopeless.
••Whatever ber-flt fr»* silver br to
AYnerlca.'* Mr. Frer en say*, "will equal.
!\- e\. ry w!"e farmer ar.i every
white workman everywhere."
-l*l< ir»E or V. 1.. STETSON,
Tfa« lMsslpateil «on of a *nn Francisco
San Franc'. *o. July 54.—A. I* Stetson,
son of J R S'etaon. tli« millionaire hard
w ire merchant, r-ro,-.Vr.t of the California
Street Railway Company and other corpo
rations, shot himself early this mornln*.
Th« «' t was committed under the most
sensation! circumsr tn the apart*
men;* of h., m.">*t intimate fr.-r-l anl as
sociate, Fred Webster, at 235 Post street,
cor-er of tJrar.t evcr.jo. The causa f«r
the suK ide is unknown, b it Stetson had
been drlnkin* heavily for several days,
constimltsr larce tuaatitles of abs'nthe.
T •<* o ;•» rf-on p*ej--.? at tV fane of
tbe shoot;was Miss Amy Head. She,
Stetson, the 'atter's cousin. Charles flujr?,
arsi others h.rl attended a performance
nt a var:e y ? v etter, sfterward having
v .-»r-'- M !!•• la' ' Sft«on ' n w*nt
to the cirl's roe.Tt at 235 Post «rreef. !?er
r 'tsis ar-* unle; th i«e of Fr' t Webster,
who Is nt in Eoglar i at the Interr. %•
t «b.• >*'"(? Rtf h. As * • j M--s
*i. j S*etson v .a! kers to Welter's
r -rr =. thev e-«.t»red to .«ee that they wer»
all r'**<f Wblle MiJ»s was In one
• » heard a an slioinlnc
sp>artmer". where «he left Stetson 'or
H iramersi She found mron
•e<9us rm flo-ir. He had shot h*,m«eif
directly thro i*h the b-s(n. The bullet
had pa««ed from the - «ht temple i ijco
naPy thro <h the sk.;ll. emer*ln< behind
t '. ft it- A phy«t<*-*n w,s «Hrrm«i»l.
b :t a.« Stets n ws« plsinlT Pr Far
r wn » resvor 4 f 1 to tk« ea . triefl to
~r\-h Stetson's re',«t:vea by telephone.
Ills fath««r (s at t-ake ar J his
broker Harry at S<in Rafael, and tb*> only
-e who could be founl was Charles
H«kc wbo » *s at the r*c:d,- fniMi Club.
H' -jr Farr- Jar.i Mis, Head w re
w ;h Stetson sSfn ha died at S o'clock th a
r . , r _t nr messasa was sent to the cor
f.~rT « <is*d :he bod* to be rem !
to a* '»r'ak RG sr-d granted a eer
r 5 me <tat:nr that death was e*twed by
a- l-ntal The rreateat se- r*-'y
„v ... -fir - !~ate affair w«< ma n
,. i h*. conn*- - ed. nor* of the S* -••-
*.->n fjni.:v ttr.c to make any atate
n " \j *s Heal w»* "*"ttt to another
t .fc, # ~s ;y g; * .r.st meted t-"> 'soJd c-o
eommu . -
era tasuiy la pro3U£t£( c.'xss«rc.su.-j«
s-d soeialr. Albert S'etson. who killed
himself, ara* a member of prominent c'uhs
and moved la the most fashionable society
in the city.
Ita Frolsefori Trytng to Make an Ar
ruigeraent With the Burlington.
July Si.—' The plan* of the Or!-
eatai Steamship Company, of Japan, took
a new turn today, when President Asano
and his associate# announced that they
*5 "sired, if possible, to form a connection
with the Ch!'-ago. Burhngttm A Qelncy
railroad, the Northern F*ae:fi<? to form the
connecting link be'ween Tacoma and Pi -
lr,ga Mor.t.. whero the Northern Ricfftc
ar.d Burlington roads connect. The f*«m
ehip people des re to make coetneo
t.ons for Chicajro and the far "East. They
say they appreciate that the Northern
J'acffic. Great Northern and Canadian Pa
cfflc roads have traffic c<»ntracta with ex
isting lines. They unde-ntand that the
Burlirqrton baa a through traffic agree
ment with the Northern Psciflc, and be
lieve a connection with that road would
be apedally advantageous in a
ehort route to Omaha and Chicago, and st
th« aatne time allow the use of the facili
ties found at TSacoma for handling Ori
ental freight.
(President Asani tonight secured from
the Tacoma Land Company an ooti.m on
water front property bavin* deeo water
facilities, the comoanv lntendlne to build
Ita own warehouses here If a connection
w.th the Burlineton la made. Cam. Tom
ika, who accomnaniea the part v. prefers
Tacoma to the ffcauthern coast noSnts for
t.*.e terminus b*»ca tse of the abundance
and cheapness of coal here. President
tonight cave an elaoorate dinner tn
honor of Japanese Consul ts.»Ko. the
O'Ticers of the Charafeer of Camm'.Tce. Mr.
Yukino. a local Jananoee merchant, and
the member* of his own carty. The nartv
let for Portland at 11 p. ra. tonight, and
is doe In car. Francisco July 28.
A Scora of Person* Probably Drowned
Near Morrison.
Lead villa, Col.. July 21.—A special to the
Herald-Democrat from Morrison, Col.,
says; A cloudburst in Bear Creek canyon.
Just above here, at 8 o'clock tonight
brought down a solid wail of water ten
feet high, which not only did great dam
age to property but caused the loss of
from fifteen to twenty lives.
The known dead are;
Mrs. Miiler and three children; a party
of campers, fifteen or eighteen in number,
who were living in a small house just be
low town. Viola Foster, a little Denver
girl, who was with this party, was saved
at a point half a mile below their camp
by people who heard her cries. This much
has been learned on this side of the creek,
but as all the bridges are gone and the
water Is still high an! swift, nothing can
be learned from the o'her side. Searching
parties are out on both sides of the stream
looking for bodies of dead and Injured.
It is feared that there has been more loss
of life, as there were scores of people
camping along both sides of the creek,
both above and below town. Wires are
down in all directions r-Xf* ept the tele
phone line to Leadvllle. an 1 heavy storm*
between here and there threaten to break
The Banks More Than Making Up for
th« Withdrawals.
Washington City. July 24.—N0 gold went
out for export today, and the only with
drawals were domestic, $307,100 In coin
for hoarding and $.".400 in Kold bars. On
the other hand. $1,490,000 in gold coin
wis deposited In the sub-treasury by
New York bankers, making the gold re
serve at the close of business stand at
sl(*s.6ss,lOP. The other .financial centers
are also coming forward to reinforce'the
treasury, and today jrold was offered in
exchange for legal tender ,notes to the
amount of $6,000,000. Of this Chicaco of
fered $2,000,000. Philadelphia $590,000 and
Boston $1,000,000.
The director of the mint, in answer to
an inquiry, has prepared a statement
showing that as the full existing mint
facilities of th»» country do not exceed
an annual coinage of silver dollars ex
ceeding $40,000,000. no less than fourteen
years would be consumed In replacing
with silver dollars the sold in circulation,
supposing the latter Is drawn away to
Europe, as has teen predicted, to follow
th* free coinage of silver, and that addi
tional mlntlnsr facilities are not provided.
An American Schooner Fired On.
Bouthport. N. C , July 21— The schooner
Cov J Y. Smith, of Boston, Capt. Pat
rick. from 'V-rara. Cuba, to Wilmington.
N. C.. has arrived at quarantine. The
schooner l< f' O. Mrara on July 14. Two
days litter, while off the Cuban coast, in
the neighborhood of Neu v.taa harbor, she
parsed a Spanish gunboat about a mile
and a half away. The aur.boat opened
fr* on the s. hooner, sending a •oill .-vhot
over her de«~k. The shell fell in the sea a
quarter of .1 mile to starboord. doing r.o
demaxe. Ospt. Patrick immediately ran
up the American ensign and left the
neighborhood as quickly as possible. He
was not able to learn the name of the
gunboat, which remained stationary, fir
ing no more shots. It is expected that
Patrick will make an off;< lal report,
as the schooner is entered at the custom
house. The schooner rvas not allowed to
enter here.
Hav.u.i. July :< -The co rt-mar':al of
Oirlllermo CM I. Jose Pelgtdo and Gonm
les conducted here yesterday. Coll
is the captain of the steamer Genevieve,
and when captured was carrying MaJ.
Jorce Agirlrre. a Cuban leader, presum
ably to Havana- The other two wero
wsth him on the boat. Coll claimed that
h" wa* fere--1, nnder penalty of death, to
make the trip, and Jose Aeulrre Sanleate.
who saya he is an American end lived tn
New York, confirmed this testimony, ssy-
Ing he was the person who Intimidated
OolL Hs sa'd he was en route to Havana
at the time to surrender. No decision was
Business Failures.
Chic c<*. July Cl.—'r Tkhurt' * Wilkin
«<m, one of the oMmS iron and Jt'M firms
In Chicago. an assignment today.
Assets SSOQ.W: liahlll'ics thonaht to equal
the .ns*et«. p:->w collections are isriven as
the cause of the failure.
T>etro:t, July 24.—J*mes T. Hirst, of
Wj »*■ lotte, a wealthy 5 :-nhermm end
lan.l owner, ha* filed a tnis* deed upon
all 1 « rent estate !n thl* county, a t-ital
<>f *:.}» M »«t of the cr*»; ' »rs are Mich-
Jew limber dealer*, with the e*i ptlon of
N*\»,-»n Holland. of P 'fTalo. who is secured
fi- Ultimo. The See l cover* eorne M
*.> res of va'u-We land b«'<->w this c ry.
Th--- r.mher lan Is owned hv Mr Hurst in
M h srsn, Minnesota ant Canada are not
XashviHe. J-;ly J4 T dge Clark, fn the
»*.. ? «»; ( co jr*. has !s."jel a decree
ordering a sale of th» Nashville Ameri
can. up'';; • le M»pUra* >n of the mort
rase bondho'.i rs The sale will be made
la the latter part of August.
Flood at Springfield. O
Sr-r ngfleld, O. July ?4 There a
cloudburst h»re Ust r sht, and everything
1« f. ooded. People in the east end are
moVng upstair* oa s<voi:nt of the over
flow of B;.. k creek. The front and ror:a-
em part are psrtlv under water. A crowd
of .unpens at Redmond M.!! have perched
tn the trees all nigh . A re*eu!ng corps
;■ « b<>en or? .rlsed The magnificent Sny
»»r casting i:'-' 1 '"w. Is aim ast ruined.
Th' damage n the country is heavy.
The V«<w N.trtli- ni Pacific Company.
js* Paul Jti'v N- As tnteresrtliur
nwsr t wa« tiled with the emtretary of Kate
in 'he article* of Incorporation of the
N • them l*aeifi •> Raflwar Company, and
the new charter of the same. is err ved
!>v special acts cf the legHiaure of W.*-
This ts the charier of the new or
reorganised cotaoan* jM represents a
capital of.SUMBMIk T-ic fee pa:i >
li.e < a-e tremaurj of Jliaaesota «nm>nt«*>
Ut fTT.m,
Con Tent ion Adjourns After In
dorsing the Democrat?.
D. F. Thompson to Be Sent to Japan
to Study Silver Question.
The Silver Conferee# Could Make No
Impression en the Populists- The
Party's National Committee Organ
izes and will Establish Headquar
ters for the Campaign.
St. Louis, July 24.—At a mee-ting of the
n-'W rmiional conmmee of the Sliver
pAt*y. held imm»Mliateiy after the adjourn
«ne«t of the con\-ention ts>night, Charles
D. -fane, of California, on« of the 1 argest
K '»d min« owners lr» the world, was
eieetcd chairman, and I. N. Stevens, of
Coiorado, secretary. will
probably be established at Chicago.
The national committee also selected
D. P. Ttionpwm, president of the Oregon
Railway A- Navigation Company, of Port
land. a* a special envoy to go to Japan,
ar.-d J. M. liawthorne. of Bt. Paul, as a
special envoy to go to Mexico, for the
purpose of making an ofh. ial investiga
tion as to the effects of the free
et ailver in thoso countries.
Speeches Made White Waiting for the
Populist* to Catch Up.
fk. Louis. July 24.-*lt was ten rainutea
to 11 o'clock when Chairman St. John
called the Sliver convention to order.
Rev. Dr. Court led in prayer, after which
V*- W. Baker, of California. said the Peo
ple"* party convention hail appointed a
conference committee, and moved that
the convention defer action on the plat
form and postpone the nominations until
3.30 p. in. The motion prevailed, also a
motion that when the convention ad
journ it be till 3:30.
After a number of delegates h*d spoken
en the eilvef question. Senator Stewart,
of (Nevada, was called for. He said he
w*nt to Chicago with little hope that a
fr«y> silver p hat form would be adopted.
He was agreeably disappointed. There
never v. is .t more> patriotic band of men
on earth than the delegates who con
trolled the Chicago convention. Wall
stneot corporation money was of no use.
At the mention of Bryan's name the del
egates arose, shouted, cheered, flourished
umbrellas and flag*. Senator Stewart,
said Bryan's convention speech was the
preatest oration in history. "I know
WilMarm J. Bryan." the senator went on.
"He believes what we believe. He is as
true to his principles as the needle to the
pole." In conclusion Senator Stewart said
every free silver man was American and
against the English gold syndicates, and
they must vote as a unit, in spite of the
millions raised by the goldhußS to cor
rupt the voters of the United States.
Under the resolution adopted yester
day the roll ©f states was called to fVnd
out how many old soldiers occupied seats
•s delegates. The roll showedl i.¥» Union
veterans, eighteen Confederate veterans,
four Mexican war veterans.
Miss Helen Mitchell recited an original
poem entitled "The Wall of "William
Whitney." Judge Scott, of Omaha, was
called to the platform. He aaid: "Oh,
God, pestilence ajid disease and ver
min an 1 war and famine among us if
you wish, but In thy good providence.
Oh. God, deliver us from another four
yeans of oppression under Cleveland.'*
He railed for three cheers for Bryan,
which were given. Geji. Mclver, an ■x-
Confederate officer. delivered an appeal
far union of the silver men. and was
given three A resolution offered
by Towne, of Minnesota, that when the
convention ha.* completed the member
ship of the national committee so fir as
it can, the committee shall have power
to fUI vacancies, was laid over. The con
vention adjourned until 3.20.
Platform Adopted. Bryan and Sewall
St. Louis, July 14—The delegates, as
usual, came together slowly for th« after
noon session, and at the hour fixed, S 30,
not half were In their s*ats nor were any
of the officers present. It was nearly
4 o'clock before the attendance assumed
Its usual appearance. The spectators wero
slightly moro numerous than at previous
At p. m. Chairman St. John rapped
for order and introduced Rn Mr. Hager
ty, who made the opening prayer. At the
conclusion of the invocation, O. W. Baker
was called upon for a report from the
conference committee. He said th» time
was too short to reach a satisfactory con
clusion. Th*ro were not more than 'en
men in the conference, and only two
hours in which to discuss the methods to
be pursued. He read the resolutions wnieh
were a'opted at th« eonffrence. Op mo
tion of Mr Turr.'r, of Kansas, the report
was ac epfpd and adopted by a unanimous
vo»e. The report of the platform com
mittee was then rnad» by Senator Jones,
of Nevada, As he read the platform he
was frequently interrupted by applause.
Th« platform reads as follows:
"The X tton il Silver party. In conven
tion assembled, hereby adopts the follow
ing declaration of principles:
"First The paramount issue at this
time In the Cnltei States Is indisputably
the money question. It is between the
gold standard, gold bonds and bank cur
rency on one side, and the bi-metallie
s*an lard, ro bonds ind government cur
rer. ~y on the other. On this issue we de
clare ourselves to be In favor of a dis
tinctively Amerl-an financial system. We
are unalterably opposed to the slnjtle koM
standard, and demand the Jm mediate re
turn to the constitutional s*a ndard of gold
and silver by the re§toration by this gov
ernment. indepen lently of any foreiso
power. Of the unrestricted coinage of gold
and silver as the standard money at the
ratio of 15 to l and upon terms of exact
equality as they existed prior to 1573; the
silver coin to be a full legal tender, equal
ly with gold, for all debts ar.d dues, public
and private, ani we favor such legisla
tion .« Will pr- vent for the future the
demonetisation of any kind of leaal ten
der money by private contract We hold
that the powr to control and regulate
a paper currency i« ar ■> from the
power to coin money, and hence that all
currency intended to clreu!ate as money
should be issued and Its volume controlled
by the general government only, and
should be legal tender. We a-e ursiter
abiv opposed to the ls«ue bv the United
States of tn-er' *t-be»ring bonds in time
of pea e, and we denounce as a blunder
w than a crime the treasury policy
Incurred by * Republican house of planjr
j-; into debt by hundreds of millions In
the ra.n attempt t> maintain the go'd
standard by borrowing gold: a-d w» de
m- 1 the pum e r,t of ! cotn ->bl
n' the Cnltei States a* provided by ex
isting laws. In either or silver coin
at the option of the e-<v«mment, and not
at the option of the creditor.
"The demonetisation of Silver In 1971
enormously increased the demand for
goid. enhancing it# power an l
lowering all measured by *ftat
standard, ani r.r.ce that on lust an? in
defensible act the prices of American
product* have fallen upon an averse
nearly S* per c*nt.. carry'.'* down with
them proportionately the mor>*y vaiue of
*4 oxer foraia ol propcgtiv C'Jca t*ii at
has destroyed the profits of legitl
mate :nd,;s:rr, injur!'"* the producer for
the benefit of th» non-producer. Increas
ing the burden of the debtor. swelling the
g"Hins of the creditor, paralysing the pro
ductive energies of the American peeple.
r "'' '"ega'iag to Micness vast numbers of
* • >ng worker*. seeding the shadows ef
despair ntrt the home of the hf»nest toiler,
fl 'ing the Sand with tramps and pauper*.
a*vj bull,ling up colossal fortunes at the
money centers, in the effort to maintain
the gold standard the country has within
the last four y»-.ire. In a time of profound
pejee anl p'enty. be-n loa i- 1 down with
53t2.08t.91i of additional in"erest-bearing
deb;, under such circumstances a* to al
io*- a syndics'* of nattv* and foreign
bankers to realize a net profit of millions
on a single deal. It stands confessed that
the gold standard can only t*» upheld bv
so depleting our paper currency a* to for::®
the price# of our products below the Euro
pean and even below the Astatic level ar. 1
enable us to sell in foreign markets, thus
aggravating the very evils of which our
P'' >ple so bitterly complain. legradmg
or American labor and at the
foundations of our civilixation l:*elf. The
advocate* of the gold standard persist
ently claim that the cause of our distress
Is over-proi'.iction—that we have pro
duced so much that It has made is poor—
* Moil implies that thr* true remedy is to
close the factory, abandon the farm and
throw a multitude of people out of em
ployment. a doctrine that leaves us un
it- rved and disheartened and absolutely
without hope for the future. We affirm
it to b« unquestionable that there can be
no such economic paradox »s over-pro
duction and at the s.ime time tens of
thousands of our fellow-ciiiiens remaining
half clothed and half fed. and who are
Piteo'ialy clamoring for the common ne
cessities of life.
"Second -Over and above ill other ques
tions of policy we are In favor of re
storing to the people of the United States
the time-honored money of the constitu
tion—gold and stiver, not o;ie, but both—
the money of Washington and Hamilton
and Jefferson and Monroe and Jackson
and Lincoln, to the end that the Ameri
can people may receive honest pay for an
honest product: that the American debtor
may pay off his just obligations in an hon
est standard and not In a standard that
has appreciated 100 per cent, above all the
great staples of our country, an.l to the
end further that the silver standard coun
tries may be deprived of the unjust ad
vantage they now enjoy In the difference
in exchange between gold and silver—an
advantage which tariff legislation cannot
"We therefore confidently appeal to tb*
people of the United States to leave in
abeyance for the moment all other ques
tions, however important and even mo
mentous they may appear; to sunder, !f
need be, all former party ties an! affilia
tions, and unite in one supreme effort
to free themselves and their children from
the domination of the money power—a
power more destructive than any which
has ever been fastened upon the civilised
men of any race or in any a«e. And upon
the consummation of our desires and ef
forts we invoke the gracious favor of
divine Providence.
"Inasmuch as the patriotic majority of
the Chicago convention embodied in the
financial plank of its platform the princi
ples enunciated !n the platform of the
American 81-rnetalllc party, promulgated
at Washington City January 22. ISW. and
herein reiterated, which Is not only the
paramount but the only real Issue in the
pending campaign; therefore, recognizing
that their nominees embody those patri
otic principles, we recommend that this
convention nominate W. ,T. Bryan, of Ne
braska. for president, and Arthur Sewall,
of Maine, for vice president"
A motion to adopt the platform was
made. Mr. Hess, of Illinois, objected, end
<a. wordy wranjrl* followed. It ended la
the adoption of the platform.
It was decided by the chairman 4hat
the recommendation regarding the nom
ination was not a part of the platform
an I should be acted upon separately.
Mr. iPiigfi, of Nebraska, moved that tho
convention proceed the nomination of
a presidential candidate. The motion pre
Gen. Warner said It would be necessary
to nominate a. candidate rather than to
Indorse, in order to avoid some of the
peculiarities of the state ballot laws.
T>. K. Little, of Kansas, nominated "Will
iam J. Bryan, of Nebraska. He said that
through a lons term of years this countrv
had experience! a depression in business
(that had never before been seen on this
earth. He spoke of the denial of trial bv
Jury to American citizens and of the nia'-
forro adopted bv the "Republican national
convention. Its proposition, if carried out.
would double the debts of the poor. It
Indorsed the Cleveland administration
and nominated MoKinley. Vontinulna. he
referred to the Wall street barons. "Christ
forgave the thief and pardoned the courte
san, but the gionev chanaer he scourged
from the temple." In 1W the countrv
looked to the West for a president In a
time of trouble. It cot Lincoln. Todav the
countrv w-is in trouble, and again it look
ed to the "rowdv West." and !t would cet
a man who. like Lincoln, would lead them
♦ o prosperity. This man was William J.
Bryan, of Nebraska. He would b» the
i ext president. There was loud and vig
orous applause at the conclusion of Mr.
Li ' He's speech.
Co!. 1.. C. of Nebraska, seconded
the nomination of Bryan. Wh«n he came
irto the hall, he said, he was met hv the
motto. "Ix>. the polls, ve sons of freedom."
and he could scarcely refrain from ex
claiming. "All hat!" and when he saw
the rtars of the flier he felt that the
s'ars of the heavens were over the homes
of all the countrv that needed a savior.
He believed th»t the nomination was but.
formal, as every delegate had but the,
on" purpose —the nornlna'ion of W H.anr
J. Bryan, He said that in the nomina
tion of McKlrrtev sll the bankers of Europe
had a hand, whila Bryan went to Chica
go with no Influence behind him. He
thanked God that this people could still
think for Itself, and this It wis dome In
b- ialf of William J. Bryan, of Nebraska,
w hose nomination he seconded In behalf
of the areat West.
A number of other speeches *ere made,
and then the rule* were suspended, on
motion of P. V. Wise, of Missouri, and
Mr. Prjan a nominated bv a -la mat ion.
The wildest enthvr-4a.wn foilowM. The
ban t played "Columbia." "America" and
other stlrrin* tune*, while th«* howling ami
renaming delerates rrwrched aroutrl the
hall waving hats, umbrellas and haniker
it : fa. This was continued for ten msa
Mr. Baker, o? California, then moved
the* the convention proceed to the norrw
na-»on of vice presi ient-
Mr. Troup. of Connecticut, plfceel the
n.tmo of Arthur Sewnil. of Maine, t«*fore
; tl • convention. He nvi.le no spe- h.
i Mr. Ni>s, of Ohio, aeoon led she nomi
ne! ion. He had known Mr. SowaU for
Tram, and hta father before him. and
there could ha no filter man thrn he f »r
the place. It was movel that Mr. Hawaii
be declared the vice presidential nominee
I by acclamation. and the motion prevailed
The b*r»t played "Amer!' - *.." and the del
e~a?-a aar.f.
VVh*n quiet was restored. Mr. Baker, of
Cs iforn»a. moved that e« t delegation
p*lei*t a member of tha committee to no
tify 'ha noiain*es The motion was aKr»«*d
to. Tha roil nil of states was beimv, but
before it was half finish"! two-'hlrds of
th* deleimtea left the haT. and all the
vis.'ora had t n* out.
< v>i Pa~e. of Nebraska, offered a re»o
lu'.ors de- larln* U to be *he »er**c of the
( convention that aa the Democratic party
i had arranged to notify Bryan and Bewail
In New York, the Silver party notify them
I in * home at The mot on
waa to. Thereupon tha convention
: adjourned sine die.
The I rial of I»r. Jameson.
Lotion. July S« -In the trial of I>r. T
p Jamem>:s ct «.!.. caaread wsth InnJlnf
the territory of the Soj'h Afr -ax. republic
In violation of the foreism eaftatmcm a t.
the jrof 'TtTlfm cios-"*! its use this arora
s -,g u»d t adjourn*. i MftaUjf.
He Refuses to Abandon
Mr. Sewall.
The Populists Refuse to In-
dorse the Millionaire.
The Middle-of-the-Road Men Win a
Decisive Victory.
Nomination fbr President Pssscd Over
and Vle«e President Taken Up—The
Boy Orator's Loaders Conld Tlavo
Obtained His indorsement, hut
South Would Not Take Sewall—lt
Look* Like a Straight Populist
Ticket Now.
Sf. Lout?, July 24,—Thoma« K. Watson,
of Georgia, who wa* a. member of th«
FSfty-rtrst oonsnn and who in the llfiy
s«vonil nnd nftv-tlurti conßreMea uiutuc
ccwfuily contested Col. lHack'» sc\i:, was
nominate! for vice preaMent l>y the Fopu
list convention on the first ballot, short
4y After midnight. There were five other
c«ruil,lutes. Sewall, Marm P«„'e, of Vir
ginia; A. L Mi nuns, of Temu !'<eo; Con
gressman 0k inner, of North CarollriH, and
Col. Burkett. of Mississippi. The nomi
nation vu made unanimous before the
result of the roll call was announce!. Mr.
Bryan sent word to his supporters that
he would not accept a nomination at tho
haiula of the convention ur.der thps* <ir
cumsHrKfs. Ha will stand loyally by his
running mate.
The opposition to Seaall in the Populist
convention practically awamped tho Itryan
forces at tho day section of th« conven
tion, maklnr it imr>o«ilble to prevent a
division of the Chlceco tick« t. The lea 1-
ers were powerleaa to check the alror.if
feellnpr agalnat the ltath ehlpbullder atvl
banker. They had carried the day In the
committer on resolutions in framin* a
comparatively moderate platform, which
they afterward >rot through the conven
tion with ea.«e. atrateav waa akl'l
fully diaplaye<l at other points. Hut tho
intense undercurrent of feeling apalnat
Bewail was to them.
It was a sunken ditch. unmark> d upon
the battlefield, which, clutching with Its
muddy Jingers af the wheels of his artil
lery. tw»re down Napoleon ar.d his eaules
at Waterloo. Today the ditch was In op» n
view. From the beEinninjc It his capel
like a athwart the path of the
Bryan managers. In vain they attempted
to brldae It. Moreover, today, for the first
time, the middle-of-the-road element dis-
played tfeneralxhip worthy of the n«n»e.
Recognizing the fact that all hop«- of de
feating Bryan's nomination was lost,
they concentrated all their efforts ag<H»st
Bewali. They did more; they devlfed a
cunning scheme bv which the eonventfo-i
wis fore»d to nominate the vice president
before the pre*; lent. It was an unprece
dented thing, but it served to mass the
votes in favor of a Populist can Mdate foe
vice president and uncover them in ad
vance. In the f#rir that if Bryan were
nominated the enthusiasm might break
down the opposition to Hawaii and s'am
pele a majority of the votes for the Xe
braskan'* running mate. When the prop
osition waa made to change the regular
order of nominations the Bryan men
strained ev«ry nerve to prevent It. Thev
even pie tied. Jerry Plmp-on, on Vhaif
of Kansas. »<*nt "O far as to intimate that
the vote of the Hunflower state would be
cast for a So tthern man for vie# pre«td»nt
If the re*alar order was not reversed.
When the roll was called they rallied every
vote at their own ma nd. Senator Butler,
of North Carolina, was a powerful allv
with the r C, vote# o' the old North stata
behind him. and Co'>rresaman Skirtn-r,
the chairman of the dei«»ratlon. ca«t the
so'dd vote of t'-e •••ate agiins» 'he rh»n
When the vote was figured up. however,
anl he ae< ertAlned tbat there w •« a m <•
of in favor of th» proposition. ;i
der his direction, after a *err pretty the
atrical exhiMtlon from Mr. FAITI rt«»r. the
vote of the delgation was cast for tha
proposition, and the antl« emer*' 1 from
the contest with a ma ferity of ITft. This
made th» defea* of Se» »I 1 and the nomi
nation of a Populist for vice president
certain. After the eonferenee of 'he Joint
c.-imrnitt*e of the two conventions had
eome to nothing, the sliver convention
promptly nominated Bryan and fewall
and adjourned sine die.
The antl-Br>"«n men. although th'-y pre
sented a minority pi;\»f'>rm demanding an
irredeemable paper currency and crowrt. 4
with bitter denunciation of the ? »~mo
cratle and parties did not at
tempt • o press It after their victors'. The
ma'ority r<»port. whl< h Is moderate and
contains a few ra't < al i repositions, such
a« a d»mand for the aradual assumption
by the government of the own»r*!.lp of
the railroads awl f»r direct bi- atl. n
throtifh the Initiative and referendum,
ws.s adopted without division, and the
minority report laid on the table
The Tv-mocratie mans for* con.ulte 1
af«er it became evident that tfewall cou d
not be nominated, and Mr. Bryan wis
eomr.untested with by telegraph. Tom
Patterson, of Colorado, who h ;'l pe<"e. : >«-
ion of the tes<>«ram announcing Wryan'a
p-ysiUon at midnight atlll declined to make
it put-.Uc. The democratic lead»r* d«-.
clared that Bryan would not be dia.oyal
to his running mate, and word wa* sent
to the feeding Bryan managers in tha
convention tha.f the silver knurht of the
West would not accept a n<wmi»ation un*
S«'wall was also nominated.
1&C convtatioa toc ttva Aouii toai|{ht
-•tfred to nomlnatlnr speeches tn pro*
found Igrnoranca of this fact. Tom WJU
*cn, of Georgia: Congressman Skinner,
ot Xor'h Carolina! Alimms. of Tennes
— Kurkett, of Missouri. and Mann P*«»
were named. About 11 o'clock the Rryati
men decided to sprinsr the telegram ou
the dilator Btanmt. of Ne
vada. w 0 elected to tnrvke the annunnoo
rv.ent, oouplfd with a pie* for unity of
the «n!ver forces, but the anfl-Sewail
crowd nere In the saddle. They howled
down t!»e rrnmb!« senator, and after a
hurried consultation tht> leaders decided
no: to permit tha announcement to bo
made at that time. It seems undoubtedly
true. however, that Bryan wtil not go
r*pt the presidential nomination unless
Sewall is also nominated.
How tho M !drtlc-«>t-t he-Road Mca
Turned l>»wn Mr. tawnlt.
St. Tav.j •». July Xof more than half
th>* legates to the Populiat convention
w> re n the;r sea's at TO o'cfb~k this morn
inr. when the ma&.<4ve Senator Alien, !b«
* permanent chairman, appeared on the
platform. Four minute* later he called
*the convention to order. !t dr.xxltng
wsade. and there *er» net more than ."»•
people in the carries. Rev. WlWer (>.
Wtlliaats, of tho Vnien Methodist church*
of t&is city, Invoked Divine blessing.
Chairman Ailen latrodum) Mr a. Mary
| TthW, of Mtchigazji who announced tha
i dt\*;h of Mr#. b\ M. Kmery, of Nioht
j nun. a prominent worker In the reform
i c»n«», and paid a glowing tribute to her
memory. She offered a reaolution ex
pressing regret at Mr* Kmery*# untimely
death. Oeorse «se4ther, of Alabama, also
paid a tribute to Mrs. Ktnery'a wi»rk. .-say -
in* the Influerwo of her hook. "Seven
Financial Const* raeiea." had been greatly
responsible for the month of Populism in
her *;ate. The resolution was unanSmoua
ly adopted by a rhting- vote.
\. A. Noeb. a delegate, presented to
i Chairman Ailen a gavel containing six
teen pl«c«a of silver and one of golii.
Cape. O. A. Uoyd, of Hocheilc, N, Y..
and Mr*. Pennington "the aweet s»n«er of
Arkansas," cam* into tho hall dressed tn
the costumes, respectively. of TTnMe Ram
and <\>lumhi«». Capt. Uoyit wor# the red.
white and Nu« spike-tailed < and tall
hat of I'nele Sam. Mrs. J'ennlngton wan
attired in theSt«<rs and Stripes. and wore
ihe shield ami turhan of the American
goddess. They inarched to the nlattorm
amid *i» ittrrinir oh errs from the delegate*,
and Mr*. Pennington unr a Populist f#m-
IMign song. Jerry ttmpwn protested
agttlnst frittering away any more time.
The delegates, he Mtd. wero prearnt .»t
Kreat expense, and the convention should
g»M down to husincaa.
John S. Doer, of California, created a
a< nation hy d«<4atlng that tha rule* of
the Omaha, platform prohibiting federal
olfteera takins r>art in tho delibermtlona of
Populiat oonventiona ahowld be enforced.
lli.>t protest was evidently aimed at Sena
i tors Hutler and Allen. He wai» ajvplauded
hy some of the mtddle-of-th«-roaders, but
i»o action wft* taken.
A committee of one from eneh sTato to
confer aith the aUver canvantlon come
mtttee waa Hren appointed.
Wiilla the selections wera baftng mada
nome one in the gallerv over tha speaker'*
stttnd attempted to Iran# out a banner
representing Bryan with ono foot on tha
Democratic and one ?n tho Repvibliran
platform, lie wag promptly auppransed*
Tho banner ha I hoan sent Into tha gallery
by the Texas dole*ation.
T«'*as was called for a member of
the conference committee, Dehegato Park,
shouted: "Texas never treats with tha
enemy. Texas has no man for that oom
mltteo." All tho other state* ma la •elec
tions. Tho committer imm®d«*t<4y rstired
to nn*t tha »il\*er oomavUtaa, Con<sres»-
man Howard called upon the ohalr for »
•latcment <ff tho purposo of tho confer
ence and tha power with whlah *tha com
nUtteo aas
sponded that tho obteet w*a to a»oorta.ln
If tho two oombiaatlona could flml com
mon ground to stand oa. Anything they
did would ha aubtect to tha subsequent
action of tho convention.
The minority report of the commtttea on
rule* was road. It reoammcraied a change
in the order of making nominations, ao tut
to make the nomination of vice president
beforo that of president. Thle *M a mova
of the mrtldle-of-< he-road mm Delegate
McGrath, of irttQOta. promptly moved to
lay the minority report <>n tha table.
Congressman Howard and Barnay Gtbba.
of Alabama, to be heard. Tha
Irian or the etmlght-outi was to teat He-w
--all <* strength. B. J* Tan® IH>mr<roy,
of Newark, N. J., chairman of the com
mittee on rules. explained at length tha
comj-act between tho majoftty and minor
ity. _
Ignatius Donnellj* protested against fha
proposition reported from tlte committee
on rule* to allow 1h« raiKUilate* to select
the chairman. "It may be." eald he. paa
•lomteiy, "that when thla convention ad
journ* there will bo little left of the Pop
ull!»t party except the national committee.
While f »nay be willing to support Bryan,
if ho la the choice of the convention,
when the moment h.i* paswed away we
may want what Is left." He wanted tha
nation il comiwHte# to select Ha chairman.
Thv middle-of-fbe-roadere cheered Don
nelly "a speech.
JthlKo (ireen. of Nebraska, mad a a vig
orous reply to l*onr»elly Hi whtch he de
clared ihtt th«» Peoples party would
triumphant fr-»m this contest If
it *ra»pe-! the opportunity to achieve «or-
In November for allver. TTte antl-
Bryan delegatsa arew obetrepwous a* he
pr< eeded. A doson pointa of order were
made. Chairman Allen overruled all.
"Hit down, ait down," criod a doaen
voices. "I'll not alt down." declare®
fiercely, "imtll t get ready."
When be finished Congressman Howard,
of Alutwma. ram* forward. Ilia ey« m
fii«he» am! bbi eheeka burned aa be took
«V>? «' H^nati>r A Men for surges tin*
■that any mm who won- a delegate/#
badge waa Influenced by tho use of
mon v- If" wanted I to nominate the vl«-a
... -Ident first. Thla atatement waa
B w .-h eclea of "N"." <nd l< • ra,
whl'e the radical faction bowled with do
llahf. Howard pleaded for tb« nomine
• t,,n of a. vl'-e president In ihc Ittte.real >vt
p.rfv n innanv. V. decry Brown, of Maa
,, vt •'«, ai«o pleaded with the ma
y r y In jmfhetlc t«*rma to ooDcde thla
m'>-h to 'he Hotithem atatea. Oevarne
AhiKi-*, of Nebrawha. aald he did r»ot In
tfirrn tlr riK* repr»*aent hi# de>aa»!o«. "I
am h'-re to flsrht I*^wall." he >-elif<*. "on
W( >7 prop >«iti'>n." The a?r:»lf htouta
ehe»-red like madmen.
«•> ■•>t» !»avl» m*d« a "haracterlietlo
■*>. W:th arma that w- re fItMUT like
th» of n windmill and a volea that
aotmd I like a f'-ahorn. he aet tho nul
iestia wild. He did no' want to imp jfca
the of any one. but waafd t&
krtow If the m'-n frotn "the rivaled
h'ights" would alve the H«.t»fh sec.-»nd
p .ice. There were loud of "Yps, wa
tHi' " I>avts ra!sf-(l ;v storm of «pp:au«e
a»hen be de:lare«i ibo men frt»ni tha
N<w*th rnwt not ask -them to advmwta
or defend redeemable money. Hei tin
ne>imc«d that they were willing to *"■
the Jo"h iX of Nehraska If ther co*i|d bo
«.«ured of ta ran'Hdate of their own for
v a pr< ! -n» and preawvatlon of the
lv»r>MH*t tvirty.
M mon. of foloralo, fol»
jnw.-l w;th a »Tonf h **»•
a/loptlnn of th« minority report. ll*
r» -afd th<* rroakinjt of Mr 4* of •'vt; «>m*w
*n«l .h* *r««1 that what thi* *f<»at con
fiatioa would Ao wo j' 1« : » r - r
and glory of t> *» jwrtr it
lht« t k-<! t« divi'Jevi." ha er!"1, "If r.ry
an 1* trvtora*<l w*l a Bo<.ittw>rn man narnwt
for vt~o crh confusion wt!|
r , , rbaf—. H* *ot no further. Tb«
*n*i-J«»a-ai: mm arvj hoot<*d. "No,
n„ !hrv «*W. ••:»< Bewail r? <«t of th«
w»y." Patter*** <-or»nmia«i to ancna
m.- i.•»■»♦ a mi*alt* that won« tfca
tw»u#- an.* 4lvt<\+ fcha of the *il
ver tore**" The «Mt4few»l! mer> eon
♦ imitd to }**r. arj't thar# wr* *»v»r+l
crvea from the calJe-rtta. "Pat him oyt.**
Trsa tn ti cr<*tin* +h* <Ji#turt»».'>r« Sn th#
-nmrm aJactM. Th* point wa»
Jjrally tna»V that I'atterson'a f-aurkt
w«ie not germane to taa subject. Th*
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