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Nominated at St. Louis as the Re
publican National Ticket.
When Ohio Was Reached Her Favorite . Son's
Nomination Was Assured Hobart Out-stripped
All the Candidates For Second Place HcKin
ley's Nomination Was Made Unanimous . flidst
Wild Enthusiasm How the States Voted.
Bt. Louis, June 18 After a ten hours'
session in torrid heat and distressing noise
the eleventh National Republican Conven
tion Dominated u ticket preordained from
the first by the Ohio political managers
who practically controlled the gathering
and named William McKinley of Ohio and
GnrrcttA.HobartorNcw Jerscj forPrcsl
dent and Vice President respectUel of
tbe United States.
No effort was put forth to carry out the
much talked of purpose of conferring the
second place upon Lei Morton. Mr. Ho
bart went through on the first ballot with
man votes to spare, Just as soon as tbe
word was passed around after licKlnley
bad been safely landed that McKinley's
friends desired the election of Mr. Hobart.
The chief supiorters of the four unsuc
cessful other candidates for the Presidency,
Senator Lodge for Heed, Reprcsentati e
Hepburn for Allison, Goernor Hastings for
Quay, and Mr. Depew for Morton, came
out In ringing little speeches, moving to
make McKInlej's nomination unanimous
and p'edginghlm the loyal support of their
jesptctlvc States.
hen tothese assurances Mr. Plattadded
bis personal promise of friendly co-operation,
the cup of happiness of the McKinley
men was full.
Mr. Depew was at bis best in moing
to make McKinley's nomination unani
mous. He happily said that he felt he
was now nominating a winner. It was
quite eUdenthe did not feel in tbe same
frame of mind when he placed Mr. Morton
In nomination, for he, most unusually for
him, spoiled one of bis best points.
When leading up to what it was supposed
would evoke a burst of applause for Blaine,
be inadvertent! substituted the numc of
James A. Garfield for James G.Blaine and
was lgnomiuousl corrected by tbe uj
tandcrs. An amuing littlcslip wjb perpetrated by
the permanent chairman , Senator Thurston,
who, by the way, made a most excellent
presiding officer. The incident clearly
sbowedthcwaj bismindwasrunning. When
nominations for Vice President were called
for and Judge Fort took tbe stand, thecbair
man introduced him as"Mr. Hobart of New
Jersey." (The man whom tbe McKinleyltes
bad determined to elect.)
When thelaugbtcrthl8 blunder occasioned
called his attention to it, he adroitly passed
It off by saying: "Mr. HobaKof New Jersey
willnow be nominated by Judge Fort."
Whatever enthusiasm was lacking in tbe
early days of the contention was supplied
when the nominations were made. A more
boisterous scene of jelling, plume and ban
ner waging nnd other manifestations
of ecstatic idiocy has seldom been heard or
seen than that which, for nearly half
in hour occupied the convention after tbe
lomlnation of William McKinley.
The silver bolt was largely discounted
nd its effect wastoa greatextentneutraU
teed by the speeches which Senators Mantle
If Montana and Brown of Utah and others
Brisi-" ssr yruc
made, declaring their continued allegiance
to the Republican party notwithstanding
their disappointment on tbe silver plank-.
Tbe first business before tbe convention
was tbe report of tbe committee on resolu
tions. - '
The result of tbe roll call on the ques
tion of the adoption of tbe financial plank
was announced ayes, 812 1-2; noes,
110 1-2. "And tbe financial plank Is
adopted," addedthe chairman, amid cheers.
The rest of the platform was adopted
with a ringing chorus of "ayes," there
being but one solitary "no."
The chair announced that It was re
quested, rfs a question of personal privi
lege, lhat a statement prepared by certain
members ot this convention, be read.
"Is there objection?" he asked.
Waiting a few seconds and receiving no
response, he announced.
"As a matter ot personal privilege iie
chair "will permit Senator Canncn to ri-art
the statement, and tbe chair asks respect
ful attention and perrict.quiet."
Mr. Frank Cannon, the young Senator
from Utah, advanced to tbe platform, and,
with Senator Teller sitting by bis side, read
In ringing tonesand witb many gestures the
When Mr. Cannon had nearly finished the
reading of the document cries of "time"
and counter cries of "no, let him finish,"
were raised. The chair again appealed for
respectful attention to the protest, which
be said was nearly finished.
At his closing words, declaring that the
Republican party, once the redeemer of tbe
people, was now about to become Its op
pressor, a storm of hisses and groans was
raised from ull parts of the ball, and cries
of "Down" were beard.
Tbe chair witb bis resonant voice rising
shove the tumult, said:
"The chair suggests to this convention
that the Republican party in convention as
sembled need not fear any declaration"
here the outburst of cheers which lasted
several minutes Interrupted the speaker.
When they had subsided he continued.
"And the chair further suggests. In the
Interests ot the Republican party, that
whatever is to be said within reasonable
limits by tbose who can no longer remain
In our organization ought to be listened
to with respectful attention, believing that
full answer to all such declarations will
be made by tbe great majority ot the
American people at the polls next No
vember." (Applause.)
The names of the signers to the protest
as read by the secretary were greeted with
hisses, and a voice in the rear of the hall
called out, "Good bye, mylover, good-bje,"
asScnatorTeller and bis associates filed out
of the ball.
The whole convention rose and yelled
and waved flags, bats ac-1 fans, while the
band played patriotic airs, the assemblage
singing the chorus: "Three Cheers for the
Red. White and Blue" to tbcaccompaniment
of tbe band and shouting till they were
After tbe exit of the bolting silver
william Mckinley,
Republican Candidate for President.
delegates the convention soon proceeded
to tbe placing in nomination ol the four
Presidential candidates.
When Iowa was readied in tbe roll-call
Baldwin Dominated Senator Allison.
Mr. Baldwin said: There Is one, but only
one.ottbose whose names will be presented
to this convention who can claim that there
bas been placed for him to history's golden
urn an estimate or bis character and worth
made by him on whom nature stamped her
royal seal. God exhibited as His greatest
design or American manhood, genius, states
niansbipandpatriotlsin.wbo.nowin heaven,
wears a crown of deathless praise and
whose great soul Is a portion or eternity
Itsel f. James G. lllalne.
Blaine, writing to Garfield, said: "Then
conies Allison, ire 1b true, kind, reasonable,
fair, honest and good. Be is methodical, in
dsutrious and intelligent, and would lie a
splendid man to sail along witb smoothly
and successfully."
Complying witb tbe request of the Iowa
delegation,! rise to propose to this con ven
tlon the nomination ot him to whom this
heritage was bequeathed William B. Alli
son nnd to ask 0u to make It on tbe Old
and New Testament? of Republicanism.
Allison does not believe In a tariff
for revenue only, but in a tariff for pro
tection and revenue Jointly. Be bas al
ways insisted that tbe protective sys
tem is tbe mightiest Instrument for the
development ot our natural resources
and the strongest agent to protect Ameri
can wealth and American labor.
Tbe great and Important issue which
is Just now coming around tbe corner Is
tbe one of sound money, and we can no
more dodge it tban wo can gravitation.
In this respect thesUuatlon Is easily simple,
but certainly serious. A decision upon ibis
important question must be made by this
convention, and remember, gentlemen, a
nation listens to catch tbe click ot its
For Senator Allison yon cannot build too
strong a platform for sound money, nnd if
you place him upon It, he will see to It that
the dry rot of 16 to 1 does not steal through
its stanch timbers.
He believes that the American dollar
should have some grains of sense as well as
more or sller. He behoves that unlimited
coinage would soon lead to unlimited bank
ruptcy. l usicyou to nomlnite him. If you do. the
people from the sand enshrouded Mexican
line to the live wire that separates us from
an unborn daughter on the north, will shout
as In one glorious., glad anthem, "The old
temple of Republicanism still stands. Flock
to it for shelter." If you do. every kevnote
of tbe campaign will be kept at concert
pitch. If ou do. the White House will be
used no longer as an experiment station.
Benator Lodge then rose to nominate
Speaker Reed. He spoke as follows:
Four years ago wu met as we meet now.
representatives of tue great Republican
party. Prosperity was in tbe land. CapUal
was confident and labor enjnloved. There
was the good day's wago fyr tbe cood day's
work, and the spirit nf American enterprise
was stirring and bold. TUt Treasury was
full, tbe public revenues ample for the pub
lic need. We wire at peace with all toe
world, and bad placed a prudent hand on
the key of the Pacific.
our short jeara nave come and gone.
Look about 3 on now. The Treasury is
empty. Ourcredttlslmpalred. Our revenues
are deficient. We meet the public neds. not
with Income, but by borrowing at high
rates and pledging the future for the wnnts
of the present. Business Is paralyzed. Con
fldcnce bus gone. Emerprb? has rolded its
eagle wings and mopes and blinks in tbe
market place. Our mills are Idle and our
railroads crippled. Capital bides Itself and
labor idly walks the streets. There Is
nelthera good day's wages nor a good day's
We are gathered here to choose the next
President of the United States. That we
will win in the election no man doubts. But
let us not deceive ourseh es with the pleas
unt fancy that the campaign is to be an
easy one. It will be a bard battle: it can
not be otherwise when so much depends
upon the result. Against tbe Republican
party, representing r:xed American policies,
strength, progress and order, will be ar
rajed not only that organized failure, tbe
Democratic party, but all the wandering
forces of political chaos and social disorder.
AVe want a President who will meet this
situation as Lincoln met that of 1861: with
the chiefs or the Republicans about him,
and with party and paopls at his back.
Wo want a President who, ou the 6th day
of next March, will summon Congress in
extra session, and, refusing to make ap
pointments or to deal with patronage, will
say that all else mu.t wait until Coogress
sends to him a tariff which shall put money
in the Treasury and wages In the pockets
ot the American wnrklngroeu.
We want a President who will protect at
all hazards tbe gold reserve of the Treas
ury: who will see to It that no obligation
ot tbe government Is presented which is not
paid in whatever coin the creditor chooses
to demand, and who will never forget that
the nation which pays with Duller borrows
Continued on Second Page.
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List of tbe De'eg ites Win Will Per
form tbe Duty.
Bt. Louis, Mo., June 18. Members of the
committee to notify tbe nominees for Presi
dent and.Vlce-Presldent are as follows:
Alabama, C. D. Alexander; Arkansas, H.
M. Cooper; California, Frank Jinier; Col
orado, bolted; Connecticut? George Sykes;
Delaware, Henry" Q. Morse, C. J. Price;
Florida, Dennis Egan; Georgia, M. B. Mor
ton, M. J. Doyle; Idaho, bolted; Illinois, C.
H) Deere, E. L. Wocd;i Indiana, Hiram
Brownlee, Jesse Weeks; Iowa, Calvin Man
ning, O. IS. Junkln; Kansas, Nathaniel
Barnes; Kentucky, J. P. UcCurtney; Lou
isiana, Walter B. Cohen; Maine, C. E.
Townsend; Maryland, William F. Alrey;
Massachusetts, M. V. B. Jefferson,
W. J. Hale; Michigan. T. J.
O'Brien; Minnesota, Monroe Nichols, A. D.
Davidson; Mississippi, W. D. Frazee; Mis
souri, T. B. Haugbuwout, B. F. Leonard;
Montana, unorganized; Nebraska, John T.
William D. Sawyer; New Jersey, F;W.
Boebllng; New York', Frank Hiscock,
Llspcnard Stewart; North Carolina, L. it.
Bernard, John H. Hunna; North Dakota,
deferred:Oblo,M. A. Hanna; Oregon, Charles
Hilton; Pennsylvania, Theodore L. Flood,
H. S.Denny; Rbode Island, Jobn C. Sanborn;
South Carolina, Edmund H.Dcas.C.J.Pride;
Boutb Dakota, Walter Smede; Tennessee,
Ernest Coldwell; Texas, J. W. Butler; Utah,
LlndsayRodgers: Vermont, JaraesW.Brock;
Virginia, J. R. Browning, B. T. Hubbard;
Washington, Henry J. Wilson; West
Virginia, U. N. Lynch, T. E. Houston;
Wisconsin, M. C. Ring, J. E. Roebr;
Wyoming, II. C. Nlckerson; District of
Columbia, deadlock; Arizona, John W.
Dorrlngton; New Mexico, Pedro Pera;
Oklahoma, Jobn A. Buckler; Indian Ter
ritory, Joseph R. Faltz; Alaska, C. B.
Official Figures Showing How tbe
State Delegations Voted.
Bt. Louis, Mo., June 18. Folio wing Is the
official detailed vote for President:
2. "
s a a s . o
Alabama .71 10 1 ... 2
Arkansas.... 18 .. ...
California... 18 ....
Colorado. .... ...
Connecticut.. ..t... 7 .... .. 5
Delaware. 6 .... n
Florida- 2 -
Georgia. 21 .... 2 2
Idibo .... .
Illinois. .' 46 . 2
Indiana. CO .... ,
Iowa 28 ....
Kansas 20 ....
Kentucky 28 ....
Lofisiana 11 ... U 4 W
Maine It
Maryland 15 l,
Musachujetu .... 1 ... .. 9
Michigan 7.... 2 ..-
Minnesota 18
Mississippi -. 17 .... 1
lllssouri..,., &l U
Yo.Ttaua...., l
Nebraska. 14 ....
Nevada 3 ..
cw Hampshire ?.. .... 8 ,al
New Jersey. I .. ., 1
New-York 17 ,
North Carolina.... 19H "H .. .
North Dakota ( . .".
Ohio 4b ,
Oregon...,. ......... 8
Pennsylvania 6 ....58
Rhode Island - 8
South Carolina 18
Booth Dakota 8
TeuncBS.c. 24 i
Texas. 21 , 6 3 ....
Utah 3 3 ....
Vermont 8
Virginia. 23 1
Washington 8
Wet Virginia...... 12
Wisconsin 21
Wyoming 6 ,
Arizona ... 8
New Mexico 6 1 ....
Oklahoma. 4 - 1 1 ....
Indian Territory... 6
Dist. of Columbia 1 1 ....
Ataika 4
Totals 1J 58 61M8IXS5Hl"
Blank four.
Necessary for choice. 451.
'lotal number da egates present, 006.
Hobart Had 535 1-2 and Evans Was
. His Nearest Cempetitor.
St. Louis, June 18. ,The following ia
the detailed -vote for Vice-President:
Alabama Hobart, 10;Bulkeiey, 1; Evans,
California Hobart, 14; Bulke!ey,l;Etans,
Connecticut Bulkeley, 12.
Delaware Uobart, 6.
Florida Hobart, 5; Evans, 3.
Georgia Hobart, 0; Evans, 21.
Hllools-Hobart, 44; Evans, 4.
Indiana Hobart, 12; Evans, 16; Reed, 1; I
jnursion, I.
Iowa-Hobart, 8; Bulkeley, 10; Evans,
S; Grant, 2; Reed, 1.
Kansas Uobart, 20.
Kentucky Hobart, 8; Eans, 17; De
pew, 1.
Louisiana Uobart, 8; Evans, 8.
Malue Hobart, 2; Bulkeley, 2; Evans,
B; Depew, 2; Morton, 1.
Maryland Hobart, 14; Bulkeley, 1;
Evans, 1.
Massachusetts Uobart, 14; Bulkeley,
4; vans, in.
Michigan Uobart, 21; Evans, 7.
Minnesota Uobart, 6: Evans, 12.
Mississippi Uobart, .13; Evans, ji,
Missouri Uobart, 10; Evans, 23; Thurs
ton, 1. " '
Montana Hobart.. 1 (five absent).
Nebraska Hobart, 16.
Nevada Hobart, 3.
Ne w Hampshire Hobart, 8.
New Jersey notfart, 20.
New York Hobart,! 78.
North Carolina Hobart, 1 1-2; Evans,
20 1-2.
North Dakota Hobart, J3; Evans, 3. .
Ohio Hobart, 25; Bulketey,6?Evdns,H.
Oregon Hobart, 8. J
Pennsjlvanta Hobart, 84. .
Rhode Island-Llppctt, '8. ;
South Carolina Hobart, 3;Evans,15.
South Dakota Hobart, 8.
Tennessee Evans, 24.1
Texas Hobart, 11; Evans, 12. i
Utah Hobart, 5. ' .
Vermont Hobart, 8. irC
Virginia James A. Walker, 24.
Wnshlneton Hobart. 8.
West Virginia Hobart,3;vans,20;Hecd,,
Wyoming Hobart. 6.
Arizona-Hobart,6; Bulkeley, 1; Evans, 1.
New Mexico tl -t
Oklahoma Hobart. 4; Evans, 2.
Indian Territory Hobart. 6.
District of Columbia Hobart, 2.
Alaska Hobart. 4.,
Totals -Hobart. B35 1-2; Bnlkelcy, 39:
BVans. ''STTl-fEippett, 8r James A.
alker4; Beed.,3; Thurston, 2; Depow.
3; atorton, l.v L t
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jtBeXerely Salt, Th(JHext President
' Has BeerNanttd."
- EnesllsvRhrbeson-theHudson, N. T.,
JnnalS. When tbesewsof Mr. McKinley's
-victory In tbe NaUooal Republican Con ven-
I Most Bt. Louls;was flashed over the
I wftii wlis la Um mtflMca ot Gov.
Levi P. Morton this evening, the governor,
who bas been close to tbe instrument all
day, watching the convention proceedings,
leaned back In bis chair and saidf ''Mc
Kinley is nominated and tbe next Presi
dent bas been named."
There was something tf an expression
ot disappointment In tbe governor's faces
He sat for a moment in silence and then
turning to a representatlte of the United
Press, he said:
"The result is no surprise to me. Since
tbe action ot the national committee .In
regard to the contesting delegates, it bas
been a foregone conclusion tbat McKinley
would be named for 'President."
In the convention proceedings tbe Gov
ernor manifested deep interest during tbe
Before tbe balloting for tbe office of
Vice President was begun, be remarked:
"I can't understand tbe persistency with
which my name was mentioned for the
otflce of Vice President after my absolute
declination. I do not want tbe nomination
and under no clcumstanrces would I have
accepted it."
The Governor seemed pleased when he
learned that his name bad not been pre
sented In this connection. It Is said that
be explicitly informed Messrs. Piatt an
Depew early in tbe morning not to allow
his name to go before tbe convention ex
cept for tbe Presidency.
Shortly before 8 o'clock Mr. Morton sent
a telegram of congratulation to Mr. Mc.
Klnley, and later sent a dispatch to
CliauDcey M. Depew acknowledging bis
services at St. Louis, in endeavoring to
bring about his (Morton's) nomination for
tbe Presidency.
Tbe Governor, in reply to a question, said
that be did not care to express bis views
at present on tbe platform adopted by the
Republicans, further tban to state that be
thqugbt the financial plank was excellent.
"Tbe adoption or the gold standard," he
said, "showed tbat our party bas wise
counsels to govern It."
Gov. Morton expressed himself as fol
lows when tbe result of the convention was
made known:
"Tbe outcome of the convention bas been
practically a forcgonecontlusion for a week
past. Conceding tbat Mr. McKinley's nomi
nation was already assured, tbe thief cause
for public congratulation upon tbe labors
ot the convention Is its unqualified declara
tion for tbe single gold standard.
"In my opinion no greater public danger
has menaced tbls nation since the close
or the civil war tban that which impended
while tbls contest between the adherents
or tbe gold and sliver policies was at Issue.
Now that tbo Issue has been decided,
by an overwhelming expression of tbe
party's representatives in convention, the
country's Interests are more secure both
at home and abroad, and tbe Republican
party Is not round wanting in tbe assertion
or its deotlon nnd loyalty to the welfare
of the people. I expect tbe triumphant
election ot tbe ticket In November next
ind the return or tbo party to the control
of natlonnlaffairs for many yearsto come."
He Wires McKinley a Message of
Speaker Reed was away from bis hotel
last night until 11 o'clock, when he re
turned he sjnt tbe following telegram to
Maj. McKinley:
"Hon. William McKinley, Canton, Ohlo-
"I wish you a happy and prosperous
administration; happy for yourself and
prosperous for the country. T. B. REED."
Mr. Reed, who is now tbe roost popular
ot all tbe defeated candidates, took- a
livery, but not too enthusiastic interest
la tbe proceedings ot yesterday's con
Tentlon. He spent tbe eventful hours of
tbe session In bis room, where be received
tbe bulletins In tbe afternoon and again
in tbe evening when the Vice Presidential
issue was settled. He was In an excellent
humor all day, and It Is said that be didn't
cbange countenance when he was handed
the slip declaring the nomination of Mr.
McKinley. .
What Mr. Reed said In tbose exciting
Continued on Second Page.
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Read St. Louis Bulletins.
Many Visitors Were Present to Receive the New
With the Leading Candidate His Evident
Satisfaction at the Result Whole Town Is Gay
With Bunting and Cannon Boomed CompH
mentary Addresses Made by Citizens.
Canton, Ohio, Jane 18. Tbe day broke
over Canton In cloudless splendor, a brisk
breeze tempering to a comfortable degree
tbe beams of summer sun.
At an early hour the town was astir
in anticipation of the developments for
which the people have been waiting for
two days past with an almost feverish
As the day wore on the interest of the
Cantonese deepened, approaching anxiety.
They thronged the hotel lobbies and other
pubho places where convention bulletins
were displayed, they feverishly discussed
the probabilities ot a nomination today,
and as tbe discussion and consideration of
the platform continued, began to speculate
upon the hour when the pent up enthusiasm
might be allowed to vent Itself.
Tbe breeze of early morning almost died
away and the heat became uncomfortable
after 1 o'clock. The square and other
public places in tbe open air were descTeU.
except by the knots of eager perusers of
the bulletin boards, and a kind ot hush of
expectancy settled over the place.
Among today's arrivals were Mr. William
Bern, of the Brooklyn Standard Union,
president ot the Union League Club, of
tbat city, and Georgu A. Prince, a business
man ot Brooklyn, who will remain a few
Tbe striking or 918 on the fire alarm
bells of Canton, that being tb number of
delegates In the concntlon. and, there
fore, selected for the purpose, together
with the booming of tbe big cannon on the
bluff back of the watch factory, at 5 19
o'clock this afternoon, notified such of
the people of Canton as bad not followed tbe
posted bulletins, tbat tbe National Re
publican Convention, at St. Louis, had
nominated their fellowtuwnsman. Major
William McKinley. as its candidate for
President, and then the pent-up enthusiasm
which had been repressed for two or three
days with more or less force, brokeout. and
farlnto the night pandemonium reigned.
Every device that skill and ingenuity
conld produce to make a no'se was brought
Into play, not only In Canton, but In all the
cities and towns for miles around. In all
of whlcb McKinley Is a favorite, and the
principle of protection for which he now
stands Is the abiding faith of tbe popula
tion. Steam whistles, single and In chlmer
brass mouthed callopes. emitting frightful
shrieks, bells, cannon and ear-piercing
horns. All united to create a commotion
tbat might have startled tbe man in the
moon and the dwellers on Mars.
Almost as If by magic, tea, the streets
blossomed forth in the national co!or. of
designs numerous and various, bunting,
flags, streamers and what-not, and every
where the smocth. serious face of the new
candidate locked npon the multitude. Can
ton will be a thing of beauty for at least a
fortnight If net a Joy forever.
The McKinley bouse was the center of
attraction all day. and manv residents and
visitors from the surrounding towns caned
PKtssssZrs?1sCkK Nlv-.
Candidate for Vice President.
during the day to pay their respects, and"
generally they stayed to hear the bulletins
being read. i
There was tbe small army of newspaper
men drawn hither In anticipation of tbe
event who were made cordially welcome)
by McKinley and by members of bis fam
ily and who occupied tbe front porches)
.and walk leading frcrn the gate to tb
door in the northern front room where
I Major McKinley sat and received tbosa
1 men who were introduced Into the center. t
I xcere was located cue long aistanceu
telephone which kept the house in com.
munlcatlon with Convention Hall. Opposite
1 this room, across tbe ball which divides
tbe bouse, sat Mrs. McKinley and a num
ber of ladies gathered to receive with her
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The party included Mrs. Nancv Allison
McKinley, tbe Major's mother; Miss Helen J
Aicbuniey, nis sister; airs. ADner iiexiniey,
of New Tork; Mrs. John N. Naylor, of East
Liverpool; wife of tbe owner ot the great
pottery works there, and alternate at
large from Ohio; Mrs. Paul Schull, Somerset,
Pa: Mrs. Myron T. Herrick, Cleveland:
Mrs. Captain Heistant, Mrs. George B.
Frease, Mrs. Charles Miller, Mrs. Day,
Mrs. Buckingham. Mrs. W. K. Miller, Mrs.
Harriet .Saxtoo, Miss Grace McKinley,
Miss Eva runups, Miss Julia Mccormick,
Miss Ualett, Miss Fisher, and Miss Coop.
Thesceneln tbe house was impressive and
Interesting throughout the afternoon.
Telephone bulletins were read by Mr,
Sam Saxton. nepbaw ot the Major, and
commented on by him, and the little knot
orccmpanions gathered about him. '
Those included Hon. Jobn Russell rounc J
and Murat Halstead, the veteran news- I
paper writers; Gen. R. H. Hastings, repre
sentative of the press associations, and
a few local friends. The platform was
received over the wires at tbe bouse and
read with mucb interest.
There was a brief delay while the dele
gates were being polled; nor could the
slightest evidence of nervousness be de
cerned as be stood witb tbe roll call
in his hands. Just previous to the begin
ning of tbe roll call. Major Goodspeed, of
Columbus, a lifelong friend ot Major Mc
Kinley's. arrived at tbe boose and Joined
tbe party in the library.
The crowd in front of the bouse had been
augnmented during theafternoon by friends
and neighbors until, at tbat hour, several
scores were gathered on tbe lawn. They
applauded the appearance of a large pie
turc of the candidate, which was raised
against the front of the adjoining resi
dence, just as the calling ot tbe roll of
States was begun. ;
Daring the progress of the voting Major
McKinley flushed somewhat-andhe watched
it closely, comparing It with the figures
that be had made up for the roll. The vote
of New Hampshire apparently was a sur
prise, and he said: "That must be a mis
take." )
The telephone service was so clear and
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