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The Great Mayor of Gbloago Deserves
All Credit for the Happy Out
come at Springfield.
The Democratic Party of Illinois Is Re
united for the First Time
in Forty Years.
Under the Skillful Management of Chicago'!
Chief Magistrate All Factions Have
Gone and Harmony Prevails.
The Democratic State convention,
which met at Springfield on Wednes
day, was the most largely attended
and most enthusiastic over hold In
the State.
The following ticket was nomi
nated: For Senator Fbakkxin MacVeaoh
Superintendent of Schools HknbyIUaii
Tretturer UebnabdJ. Claoof.tt
Traatee of the ( Db. Julia Holme Smith
University of Taloii C. Olinuenin,
., Chairman 1'helps' Speech.
Immediately after the prayer
Chairman Phelps spoke as follows:
Oontlemon of tbo convoutlon, I cod
gratulate tbo Democracy that Illinois bus
again become a Democratic State. For tbo
'art. time In more than the llle of a lienor
Mtiuu we have chosen a Democratic Dover
nor. Legislature and all the public oiHcors
of the Mater elected a Democratic; United
Stato Senator, and by aid of our electoral
vote contributed to the election of a
l'rotldent und Vice Proildent of the United
Status. All ball to Illinois! How we love
her as ho stands today restored to her
ancient Democratic prestige, "redeemed,
reiionoratod und disenthralled." 7et us bo
but wlso und her glorious robes will nover
more bj trailed In I bo dust ilui with our
victory bus como tlm griivott respond
blllty. Lotus glance backward, und, ob
serving the putt, Judge wisely of the fut
ure At tbo closo of Ills former ud
ministration our Proldeut and dis
tinguished chlot' Muglstruto delivered
the Uovornmont of thu United States
to hi successor In the full tide
of an overflowing prosperity. Thu natloiiiil
treasury contained noarly 200,000,000 In
gold, Tho wholo people were Imppy, con
tented und prosperous. Amorlcuii lubor
was employed at fairly satisfactory und
remunerative wages. The revonuos of our
govern moot wore greater than could bo
exhausted by Its ordinary und oxtruoidl
nury expenditures. Docrensed taxation of
tho pooplo was rorommonded, that those
who earned monoy might oujoy It Instead
of unnccosserll accumulating It In tbo
nutlonal trouHury beyond tho requirements
of tho government, economically adminis
tered. Upon tbo surrendor, bnwovor, of
tho government, thus prosperous, tbo
leaders of the Hopubllcan party began n
career of exlravugance and irodlgacy
uuknown bofore In the history of our
ountry. Tho sugvestlon of less taxutlon of
the people In order to keep great sums of
money from accumulating In the national
treasury, thus Interfering with tho volume
of the curroncy, tbo rights of Individuals,
and tbo demands of commercial business,
were scouted us tho veriest folly, It wus
declared as the policy of that party that
the vast accumulations of the treasury
would be dissolved by oxtravagant ox-
fiondlture, and Its volume, If poislblo.evon
ncreused by more burdonsomo taxation in
the Interest of protection, Tho HcKlnloy
tariff law wus enacted. Taxation so odor
ous In times of war or peace was nover bo
fore known In onr history. For tho first
time since we bad been a nation the ex
penditure of a single Congress reached tho
enormous sum of 11,000,000,009.
lleKlnnlng of Hard Times,
Prosperity began to decline. The rev
enue fell off, and by thu tlmo President
Cleveland again assumed control In March,
isua, tho treasury treservo of 8100,000,000
wus trembling In tho balance. Our credit
hud declined at borne and abroad. Tho
plates had boon engravod to print the bonds
with which to ro-onforco and replenish our
deploted treasury. In short, the Republi
can party had made an assignment for tho
country which had been lutrustol to Its
Immediately, with characteristic men
dncliy and with the unanimity of precon
certed action, they began to charge the
Democracy with being tho author of tho
calamities which they themselves bad cro
uted. Wo repel with a Justlndlgnntlon tho
foul calumny. Possibly for a tlmo they
may deceive the unsuspicious, but they
cannot escape the ultimate responsibility
of their profligate career.
The Domocracy will now, as ofton here
tofore, take up and robulld tho shuttered
edifice of national prosperity so ruthlessly
overthrown. Our country und our coun-
trymen demand and will rocelvo our
united and patriotic exertions. This Is no
time to hesitate or falter. Let the weak
and corrupt fall away from us If they will
Wo will bo re-enforced from the great body
of the people until the Democratic princi
ples of economic reform and self-govern
meat aro tho fixed policy of our country.
Let us, so far as this occasion permits, do
our full duty to-day. Our principles are
as Immortal as tbo love of llborty. Let us
not mar their harmony by distraction over
petty differences which time will soon re
move, but keep our eye and heart single
for the preservation and advancement of
those great principles of Democracy which
are Identified with tho welfare of llborty,
of country, and of peonle.
In beginning tbo work beforo us. I have
the honor to present to you Owen Pcott, of
Uloomlngtou, temporary chairman of the
The Bpeech of Chairman Phelps
was loudly applauded, and at its close
he introduced "Owen Scott, of Bloom
Ington, the cholco of tho Slate Cen
tral Committee for tomporary chair
man of the convention.
Address of Owen Scott.
Mr. Scott received a flattering
amount of applauso as he ascended
the rostrum; and after the applause
had subsided ho spoko as follows:
Should I fall to appreciate the distin
guished honor of bolng called even tern
porarlly to preside over this body I would
be far below numun. Your partiality
moves me to deepest gratitude. You uro
here to-day as the representatives of the
greatest political party known In human
history. Horn under tbo Impulses nnd In
spiration of the revolution, a struggle for
man's emancipation from monarchvi for
mulated nnd maintained by tho greatest
Democrat or an too nges -jenerson no
who wroto our first and greatest chart of
freedom aad of Individual liberty, It was
Inevitable that the history of this mighty
party should In-' I ante part be the history
of our great country, holding to tbo vital
principles of all real republics equal and
exact justlco to all nnd special privileges
to none the Democratic party has stood
a verltablo Gibraltar against tho us
saults of class legislation and sec
tlonal greed. Wheu true to Itself and II
great doctrines It has been Invincible
When It bus trifled with principle for hope
of temporary success It has gone down
to dofeat. In 1687 our great loader startlod
tho country with his marvoloua messngo
demandlnt emancipation from commercial
slavorv. The peoplo did not then compre
hend tho sUnifleunco of this masterful ap
peal. The foresight of Mr. Cleveland and
his sublime courage woro nelthor under
stood nor cucouruged until It was too late.
Orgunlzod spoliation under tho subtlo
guise of protection to Amorlcnn Industries
and American labor, operating through
tho corrupt uso nnd powerful Influence of
tho vast tribute wrung from tbo poople,
enma Into full control nf all departments
of tho government, The slender margin by
which tho since discredited party was re
stored to power did not deter it from en
tering riotously Into Us now possession.
Tariff roform meant McKluloylsr.i, sound
money mount Shermunlsm, and purity of
tho bullot meant the forco bill nnd Dav
onportlsm. The Fifty first Congress be
camo a carnival of Jobbery. Tariff-fed
monopolies brazonly dictated tho sched
ules of the McKlnloy bill. 'I ho millions
poured Into the Republican campaign
lund of 1R88 woro but Investments from
which largo dividends wore oMorted from
the helplos American people. Tho pound
i f llesh was exacted and from neurest the
heart of the consumer it was cut by tho
conscienceless knife of McKlnloylsm. On
March 4, 1880, tho party of tho people
yielded to tho party of tribute and spolia
tion, i no Tro usury was bursting with a
surplus saved by economic und bonost
government from taxes paid by the peo
plo. Tho galling, yoko of overtaxation
could not bo removed from 1H85 to 1880,
because of a hostile Hopubllcan Senate.
Tho public doht was reduced so far as It
wa due and payable, The remainder of
the pooplo's monoy was saved. "What to
do with tbo surplus?" was the great ques
tion to bo solved. Mr. Ilurrlson became
Frosldont llotb houses of Congress woro
Hopubllcan, The prodlval grandson en
tered upon his term of riotous living und
tbo expanding Treasury vaults began to
shrink, llefore the ond of his term It co
caine painfully evident to tho Republican
administration that It wus easier to bun
dle a surplus than a deficit.
Nation Nearly Ilankrupt,
Tho vory vergo of nutlouul bankruptcy
wus reached. Tho uovornmont was robbed
of revenuo by McKlnloylsm. Though
greater sum woro wrenched from the
i.eopio tuey am not go into mo ireusury oi
the uatlon. but rolled Into tho maw of tho
protection oolopus as tho prlco nf scrvlco
to tho Republican cause. Knormous now
expenditures wero provldod for and must
be mot. Tbo people stood aghast at tho
Invasion of tholr rights and destruction of
their Interests. Illinois corn growers wore
horrified wlion' compelled to puy bounty to
to Louisiana cano raisers. Tho rhormun
silver law was given as that portion of tho
swag necessary to socuro the electoral
votes of the mining fetal os at tho ensuing
Presidential olectlon. 'J hen began the
sure and safo uudormlnlng of our mono
tury system, Tbo law of 1878 wus suspend
ed, and tho ruin begun In 18711 by the
surroptlllousdembnetlt'atlouof sliver wus'
completed. The disaster and misery of
tho lust your need not and tould not be
enumerated, (Hunt dospalr has stalked
through the lund. The hollow cry of dis
tress bus been beard. Commerco and busi
ness havo been prostrrato, A pltoous ap
peal came from people of all classes, rich
und poor, that the Sherman monster might
be throttled and compelled to loose his
death clutch on the public throat. From
the twin monstrosities, Shermanism and
McKlnloylsm, havo come such dlro conse
quences a are seldom felt In a free gov
ernment. Labor I ground even more than
during that other protection panlo In 1873.
Tbo cry for bread has gone up, wage have
gone down, and Industry is paralyzed.
The year 187a gave us tramps i 1803 ha
begotten Coxaylsm, no longer a joke to be
laughed out of existence. It Is the ghost
of protection evils and will not down at tbe
bidding of tbe Republican calamltylto
who first sought to encourage It as an
object lesson of untnacted Democratic
legislation. The people found that their
Interests were betrayed and their tern
plo. dedicuted to good government, just
und equitable legislation, had become a
den of thieves. In 1800 with the scourge
of popular Indignation they woio whipped
Inglorlously out of power In tho lower
brunch of longross. '1 ho Fenato und Pres
idency could not then to reached. Impa
tiently they waited for 180-.' that tho or
might bo completed. The avalanche ramu
uud rustorod tho misused powors of na
tional administration to tbo people, Tliat
complete relief has not coma from tho
present Congress more speedily Is a source
of universal rugrou The Sherman law was
ropoaled. but It was too Into to avert tho
crisis. Tho first plodgowas thus redeemed.
Duvenportlsm has also lioen swopt away.
McKlnloylsm would Ions slnco hiuo jo I nod
Ebermanlsm und Davenpnrtlsm In political
bade hud not tho Senate contained enough
Judus Israrlots to botr.iy tbo proplo's
cause with a treacherous kiss. Thoo pro
tectionists masquorudlng In Democratic
garb have been a Plo to turn our opportu
nity to servo the peoplo Into humiliation
und disgrace Out all I not lost
Traitors In the Neiinte,
The Wilson bill, u long step in tho direc
tion of our plodges to tho pooplo, lias been
somewhat emasculated by tho Honed let
Arnolds In tbo Senate, but It yot contains
enough of tbe virility of reform to enlist
tbo cunning und corrupt opposition of
overy lurllf bonoflclary In tho land. Iirlb
ery would not havo been consldoied neces
sary by protectionists If tbe Wilson hill,
ovon as amended In tho Femito, mount tho
samo as McKlnloylsm. A grout buttle has
boon fiught and substantial progress mudo
toward reform. A man should be named
hero to-day to take his pluce alongside of
John M. Palmer to buttle for tho people.
Under this domo Is tho living proof of tbo
righteous wrutb of tbo pcoi le of
our own groat State. Every de
partment was torn from tho ubuses
of long continued puwor. Into new
hands were placed tbo vltul Interests of
of our superb commonwealth. Its chari
ties Its reformatories. Its schools and all
Its groat establishments are no longer to
be prostituted to private und purtlsun
uses, They are In reality us In nume pub
lic Institutions. With Stuto and nation In
our control wo mutt meet tho grout respon
sibilities in a wise andstatesmanllko n-.uu-nor.
Disappointments, It there be such,
should be put aside. Principle not policy,
should prevail. Standing In solid column
wo cut) hurl back tho onslaught of tbo
mercenary enemy that confronts us. Tbo
fulso und senseless uttompt to hold our
party responsible for tho evils of almost a
third of u century of Hopubllcan misrule
uoeds but tho light of common sense und
slmplo rtfason to destroy It. 'That a
purty which has not mudo a luw In more
than thirty yeurs und has but been uble to
repeal two obnoxious moasuros passed by
thu Hepubllcuns could have caused pres
ent dlstross Is too sensoless, too Insane to
be refuted. It I that sort of Iguorunco
and credulity which Invite tho sway of
tho gold-brick sbnrpor or the fool-klllcr.
I bespeak for this convention to-day
such action, such harmony, such wisdom
as will leud us hnnco to meot tho unquull
uoilapproval and Indorsement of tbo peo
ple who stand for Individual liberty of
consclonca In all matter pertaining to
government, education, and religion! who
usk thut In tho world of bus lout's onocluss,
one occupation sball not be ulloved to
pray and fatten on another) who seok to
restore prosperity to our prostrate people
In short, who desire that government
shnll bo of the pooplo, by the people, uud
for tbo people.
MaeVeagh Is Presented,
A. W. Green, of Cook County, placed
Franklin MaoVeagh in nomination as
Mr. Chairman and gentlemen of the conven
tion: 'Ibe Senate of tbe United Btatcs seems to
have lost tho confidence of the people of
tho United States. Laughter! and ap
plauso.) It Is felt, and hat been for years,
that the manner of electing Senators Is
not the true democratic way. It was born
of loss of faith by the people. Four years
ago tbe Democracy of Illinois In conven
tion assembled, fresh from tholr constitu
ent, determined to nomlnato a candidate
for Senator. That Issue was submitted to
tbe people and they vindicated tbe
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choice of , tbo Democracy and. If fur
ther vindication wero ncceisury, the
manner In which that nominee has
discharged his duties, the Intcgrlt'. tho
honesty, the faithfulness of John .M. Palmer
prolonged upplauso havo shown that
elections uy tne loopio elect senators wno
ure true to the people. Cook County Is
Interested vitally In tho nominee. Cook
County asks you to give her thut nominee.
And If you will allow me to nay It, .Mr.
President and gentlumenof tho convention,
If you conclude to give to Cook County the
nominee for senator, wo usk you to give Cook
County tho nominee whom I am requested.
In behalf of almost it united delegation
from the county of Cook, to present to you
us your stuudurd-hourer In tho coming
campaign 1'runkllu MucVeugh. Here tho
Cook County delegates climbed on tholr
chairs and broke Into wild ipplausc, In
which a fow of tbo country delogates
Joined. 1
Mr. Chairman, I wish I hud theeloquoiico
of tbo tenator who has preceded mo to
extol the merits of my candidate. It I
have not tho oloquence that ho has I huvu
at least not to upnlmrUo thut tho county
which presents Mr. MucVeugh Is not for
his nomination. Mr. MaeVeagh was born
on a farm In tho Htuio of Pennsylvania
Ills father, who was a Democrat, stood by
Androw Jackson In thu duys when Androw
Jackxon wuh lighting the sumo power thut
we uro fighting to-days himself born of u
father who stood by Jefferson when ho
enunciated the great principles of Democ
racy. Ap I a use, Hut i rotectod Pennsyl
vania was'no placo for tho growth of prin
ciples with which Mr, MaeVeagh wus
born, and he cumo tblrty-tt o years ago
to the pralrlo State of Illinois and took up
his residence In Cblcugo. Since then he
has boon part of tho great llfo of (hlcauo.
Ho has been foremost as one of Its cltl
tens. In days of adversity, of which wo
huvo'spokou, he bus been ona of the
stundard-boarers of the Democratic part,
and when a great striwi'le wus forced upon
us In tho last days of Dccomber Franklin
MaoVeagh loft his homo, left his business,
and was found day and night tolling In
the front ranks of tho Democratic party for
Democratlo success In the grout city of
Chicago. Cheer-. Moro than that, gcutlo
men. wo place him tdo by sldo with a-iy
candidate who has been named ou the floor
of this convention.
Democrat by Conviction,
Mr, MucVeugh wus und Is a Democrat by
conviction. Ho Is a Democrat because ho
doos not holleve In protection. He Is a
Democrat because ho belloves In porsonal
liberty, lie I a Democrat bocauso he Is
opposed, unalterably opposed, to secret
po Itlcal societies which would curtail the
rlshts of citlens of this grand ro pn bile.
Prolonged cheurs. Ho Is a Democrat,
gontlomon of tho convention, because ho
belloves In tho people, and the co. lo will
bollovo In tho Democratic purty, And so,
gontlomon. It you shall inako him your
nominee, tho cholco of U00 delogates from
tbo great county of Cook, I promlso you
ha will go through this State, not u polo
glzlmr for tho Democracy, but attacking
tbo Hopubllcan party In Its strongholds,
and we firmly believe, as wo desire to win,
thut with him as our staqdiird-beurcr wo
can give you n, majority In tho county of
Copk which will overcome uny majority
that can bo obtained by tho Republican
parly In tho balance of the State, Grout
Corporation Counsel Harry Rubens,
of Chicago, seconded tho nomination
of Mr. MaeVeagh us follows:
Mr. Chairman "and gontlomon of the con
vention, tho Democratlo party of this State
It to-day assembled not for tho purpose of
dealing out rewards lo tbo soldier who
fought gallantly In tho ranks nf the party
for twenty years. This la not tho time to
consider who shall be rewarded, but It Is
tbe time to consider who ahull be tho
leader of tho Democratlo party In this
hour of struggle. The Democratic party
cannot bo brought to victory exceet by
mean of votes, and these votes, to a largo
extent, havo to come from tbe county of
Cook, and the county of Cook Is
entitled to some respect at tbe hands
of this convention. Ibe massea of
tbe Democratlo voter bavo lent u
here a their delegates to cast our
votes for Franklin MaeVeagh. Applause
The battles of tho Democratlo party have
always been fought gullantly from 1850 to
1801, but not until we bad the Inspiration
and leadership of such men us Franklin
MuciVeugh have tho Intelligent and patri
otic members of tho Hopubllcan purty
Jolnod hands with the ranks of the old
Democratic party, and not until that tlmo
cotuu victory no achieved, it wus not un
til the brave Gorman .American regiments
wheeled Into tbo lines of Democracy thut
victory In this ntato was achieved, und on
behalf of that olomaut In this Stale and on
behalf of thoso who wero Hepubllcuns, but
aro now In thu Democratic party, nnd on be
half of thoso believers In Democratic doc
trines, 1 suy to you thut nobody can be
ruminated that can Insplro thoso regiments
us Franklin MacVongh. Applauso. J
Praises the Candidate.
Mr. MacVeaih represents moro than thut:
ho Is not morely u politician, ho is a states
man: not morely a statesman, ha Is a
scientist on every qnottlon In political
economy: he Is not only a savant, but ho
Is a man os science) ho Is moro than that,
bo has tho practical oxporloaco of thu
self-made business man and ran doal with
tho business of this country, which Is now
suffering In rousoquonce of tho ml. rule of
tho Kipubllcuit party, Ho Is not a leader
nf trusts) ho Is not a ratlioud lawyer) ho
belloves In eight hours us tho measure of
a day's labor: ho belloves In practical
liberty, and bolleves In evorythltu that Is
Democratic and that wo lovo and admire,
I econd the nomination of Franklin Mac
Veagh. Col. IT. F. Donovan rose to second
tho nomination of Franklin Mae
Veagh and spoke us follows:
Mr. Chulrman und gentlemen of the con
vention) This It not only u convention of tho
Democrutlc purty. but It Is a irrcut und
Joyful colobrullon of tho releasing of our
gteat Pruirie stuto from tho bonds which
bound her to thu Hopubllcan purty. When
we last assembled hero tho great county of
which 1 am ono of tho 303 delogates to this
convention through its represent utlvos
upon this floor presented you with a can
dtJuto for your standard-benror and
Pledgod you a glorious majority If vou took
our word, und, brothers mooting together
in counsel ror mo pooa or the purty and of
the pooplo. you accopted our advice and
Cook County save you 30,000 majority for
Cleveland and Altgeld. Applause, The
working classes of Cook County aro the
bono und slnow of the Democratic party of
Cook County.
rook County Is Domocrnttc to the coro,
with a Democratic Muvor of whom wo urn
nil proud. Cheers and applause 1
A voice Why didn't you run him
for Senator? (
Cheers for Hopkins.
In response to this inquiry the del
egates of Cook Ccunty guvo threo
prolonged cheers for John P. Hop
kins. CoL Donovan We are anxious to sur
round him with mora sterling Domocruts
nnd udd now luurois to our ulroudy victo
rious battle flags In Coak. We havo nomi
nated a county ticket of which we uro
proud) overy mun upon It Is u sterling cit
izen und a magnlflcont voto gotlor. and
when wo havo taken this caro to heed the
voice of tho pooplo In tbo selection of lo
cal candidates you noed havo no four that
wo would Imperil our oresont splendid ud-
vantage by giving you udvlco which would
hurt ourselves us well as you gontlomon
from the rest of tbo State. Wo sit hero, wo
representatives of 130,000 Democratic
voter of Cook County) we do not como
down hero sooklng proxies or occupying
the chairs of other gontlomon while wo ad
dress you for our frlonds. Laughter and
applause. Cook County has got through
making mistakes) no man In this conven
tion from Cook County has a soro to heal
or a causo to quarrol with any Democrat
in the rest of the State of Illinois. The
statesmen who may have had quarrel
with other Illlnolsan have paasod oft the
boards and Illinois may rest assurod that
Cook County Is garrisoned by now, young
and patriotic Domocruts. who will shako
bands with poople from Morrison' or any
other district In tbe Interest of a glorious
So when we turn for a candidate we turn
to ono who nevtr deserted us I hours of
The Great Chicago Merchant Is Nomi
nated for United States Senator
by Illinois Democrats.
He Accepts the Nomination in a Manly
Speech Full of Brave Words
and Truths,
And Will Canvass Every County in the In
terest of His Party and
ndvor-Jlyi who hns been a life-long Demo
crat: who has always been tried and novor
found wanting: who in December last
worked for Hopkins und for victory, nnd If
you nomlnato him ho will bring to our sup
port .'11,000 Independent votes and crown
the ticket with a victory full of luster and
40.000 majority In November next
The Chair having announced that
there was time for one moro speech
seconding tho nomination of Frank
lin MaeVeagh, there wero numerous
cries for Mayor Hopkins, who refused
to respond.
Francis Walker Makes a Hpeech.
Francis Walker, of Cook County,
who sat at tho sldo of Mayor Hop
kins, rose and addressed the conven
tion as follows:
I understand, Mr. Chairman, thut Con
gressman Forman, who Is out with tho
Committee on Resolutions, desired to bo
tho other seconder of tbe nomination of the
cundlduto from Cook, but In order thut It
may bo thoroughly understood. Mr. Chair
man, whllo Cook County feels thut It needs
no second to tho nominee. I wish to say
that the dologate bore representing thut
grout constituency can always Hud threo
and throe times threo and throo times
threo times threo to second tho nom
ination of Frnnkllii MucVeagh. Ho
has stood ulwuy In tho city nf Chicago
upon rostrums small und lurito to speuk
for what wo Understand to ho tho real
principles of tho Democratic party) ha has
always stood us the leado.-of tho tariff re
form league) his tonguo and pou could al
ways be heard In tho Intero-ts of what wo
consider tho proper monetary buslnoss for
tho Democratic party. I suuranteo that
It ho I sent to tho United Hates Sennto
from this State ho will novor ho cltod be
foro any committee nf that body for Im
proper conduct In Wall stroot, and If ho
were thcro tho Stuto of Illinois would havo
a representative of whom it would ho
proud Applause.
Mr. MacVcngh was nominated on
tho tlrst ballot.
At this Juncture tho committee ap
peared escorting Franklin MaeVeagh
to tho stand. He Was introduced to
tho convention by Chairman Scott,
who said:
Gontlomon of tho convention:
It gives mo great pleasure tn urosont to
you your nominee for United Htutos Sena
tor, the lion, rrunkiin Mucvougb, or Chi
cago. Mr. MaeVeagh was greeted with
prolonged applause, and, acknowledg
ing the compliment paid him by a
bow, said:
Mr. President and gentlemen of the conven
tion: 1 wish I could coin some spoclul form,
different from the conventional thanks, to
oxpress to you my obligation for this tery
grout honor. I shall not uttompt on this
occasion lo glvooxpressli n to my apprecia
tion of the extraordinary honor done mo
by my own neighbors und by their phe
nomenal loader. Groat applause. Hut
In accepting this nomination I would like
to say that tho honor Is groutly Incrousod
by tho distinction, the porsonnl distinc
tion, of tho private worth uud public
worth of thoso gontlomon whoso names
havo been ussocluted with mine in this
nomination. I would Ilka to suy thut tbo
satisfaction with which I contemplate
'my own suceoss Is sensibly Im
paired by my rcgrot thut I can
not sharo my suceoss with my per
sonal friend und nolgbbor, Genorul lllack,
I Applause. In uccoptlng this nomination
1 usstiro you that I know something of
what it moans: I know somowhnt of tho
obligations thut it Imposos upon mo and I
am hero to pledge you my wurmost co
operation In this , coining cumpalgn.
Cheers. I congratuluto this convoutlon
upon your nominations for our Stuto
ticket, uud I doslte to tender not only to
them but to all tho Democratic nominees
throughout tho Stuto In asking their co
operation my own part co-oporution.
Applause. I oxpect a much better por
sonnl acquaintance with tho personnel of
tho Democratic party beforo tbo election
In tsovambor, for I shall muko It
my aim to visit every part of
this fctato to lot tho votors overy
whoro Und out precisely what sort
of a man I am. Applauso and cries of
"Good I" "Goodl" I havo not had tho prlv
llogo of hearing tho platform road: I un
derstand It ha not boon adoptod, but If
that platform Is a I suppose It will bo a
vigorous uud uncompromising expression
of tho unchangeable principles of the
Democratic party then I shall stand upon
it, Applauso.
I stand by tbo principles of the Demo
cratic party and am a Domocrat hocause I
do stand upon the platform of tho prin
ciple of the Democratic party. Ap
plaufe.1 I know why I am a Democrat
and I cun tell the peoplo of this Stato wby
I am a Democrat and I cun tell them wby
they should bo Domocrat. Applause and
cries of "He's all right!"
Position on the Tariff,
I suppose there Is no question In the
minds of bis convention a to my position
upon tho tariff question. If thcro Is any
doubt In tbo minds of uny here or uny man
In tho Mate a to my position on thut ques
tion, It Is not my fault, for I havo boon
trying as much us any other man In tho
Slate wno has nut been tho nomluco of a
convention to let tho thinking peoplo of
tho State know exactly what my opinion
is. mow, a country that bus for thirty
years and moro urtlllclalltcd all of tho
tnumifacturos and ull tho commerco of tho
country cannot. In my estimation,
turn upon Its hcol and tako every
prop at once from under theso stilt
ed Industries) thrroforo I havo boon n
tariff reformer simply, a mun who be
lloves In a progressive but constant ap
proach toward free trade. Applause.
And that bin been my belief, and with my
conviction I tell you frankly I havo sim
ply had to restrain my own vlows to tho
situation) and whllo I bavo teen a tariff
roformor nnd have thought tariff reform
as promulgated by the Democratic party
tho wisest thing thut could bo done, I have
nover lost tho hopo und I have the hope
and bollof stronger than over that 1 should
not only live to sec. hut that 1 would sea
It before 1-was too. oh), to aajoy It to seo
trado In America as free as Ita
men uro free. Applauso. Now I do not
know what you .gentlemen havo heard
altogether about mo, hut I understand that
you havo b,on told thut lam a "gold bug."
Now, 1 may havo been a gold bug when all
woro gold bugs, but It Is politically so long:
afto that I havo forgotten It ICrlea of
tJood" and grout applauso.
I happen tn bo mmowhat of a student
of currency matters, tho srlouco of cur
roncy. and If you want to know exactly
what I uin all you havo to do Is to ask me.
A voice "What are you?"
Mr. MuuVoagh I am n bimetallism
Uront upplauo long continued. 1 I am
not only a hlmotalllst but a blmetalllst of
tho blmetitllhits. I havo no poislblo bollof
In gold monometallism, nor havo I any
in sslblo belief in silver monometallism.
Monometallism of any sort, gold or silver,
Is a mere box of evils. It Is no; worth tho
whllo of uny country to change tho evils
of ono form of moiiomotulllsm for tbo
ovllt of another form of monometallism.
Now, I am nothoroto arguothoto question.
I shall havo tho opportunity, I shall muko
tho opportunity, during this cumpalgn tn
discuss all theso questions until you uro
tlrod of them. Great npplauso J
Not n Krpiibllein Now,
I understand that thero Is anothor quo-
tlon It would bo well for you to bo rollovod
of. 1 am sorry to say I cannot relievo you
of it Tho nb-oluto truth Is that I did
commit the sin of voting tho Republican
tlckot I quit It ten yours uao, und there
Is a sclentltlo theory thut a mun is mado
over In seven yeurs laughter and lean
sny for mysolf thut thero is not it drop of
Republicanism loft In my body, Great
A voico Well, what do you think
of him now?
Another voice He is all right.
Mr, MucVeugh Hut I want to tell you
what I havo done In theso ten years, I
havo not uod thoso yours and I havo not
used my position with tho Democratic
purty to usk for any favors, It has boon
said that I huvu not been at conventions,
i hut Is probably truo, hut on tbo other
bund I havo not sought to tako uny posi
tion or any favor uwav from uny other man
who has boon an older Democrat than my
self, 1 have worked with tho Democratic;
purty bocauso I bollovo In Its prluclplos
und cot bocauso I carod specially for your
sullr.iiios, and my position horo to-day has
como not from tno ordinary sooklng not
thut I do not honor uny man who will
frankly nnd squaroly und fairly usk tho
suffrages of his party. 1 bollovo thut I
good citizenship, nnd I claim It us ,io merit
of mlno ut all thut I havo not boon hero
usklng nnd soliciting nnynno's nld or vote
I havo boon put forward by my nehthbor
und frlonds I glvu you fair warning,
however, that tho next tlmo I romo before
you I will como on my own account. I will
usk you to support mo, but I havo not
done It this tlmo, und I only mention this
fact to sustain a position that It I bavo not
always boon a Democrat I havo been a
Democrat for ten yours
'Ihoro aro soma othor facts I wish to
speak to you briefly about I belong to no
faction of tho Democratic party nf Illi
nois, I promlso you 1 will creato no fac
tion tn tho Democratic party in Illinois. I
uin anxious simply to lie tho Senator of
this Stato and to represent tho Domocratlo
party of Illinois. (Dries, of "Good boy"
and great applause. J I havo no onomles
to punish, and. what Is better, I havo no
onomles to punish ma Applauxo.1 I have
said nothing about uny mun In tilts con
test that 1 deslro to havo forgotten or for
given, and if any man boforo mo has suld
anything about mo that ho doslros to havo
forgotten all that ho has to do Is to fog rot
It himself. Applaui&
A Campaign of Argument,
Now I shall leave theso personal consid
erations and for a very fow minutes will
talk ubout a matter near and closo to my
heart I have boon In favor from tho be
ginning of a nomination of a Senator by
this convention. I havo boon In favor of
this, first, to follow out tho policy begun
by tbo party, which 1 think Is In the lino
of truo democracy, and I havo been much
more moved by another consideration. It
Is this) That there never wa a tlmo In my
knowledge whou It was so necessary
thero should bo a campaign of
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