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VOL. 37.—N0. 125 NEW YORK'S CHOICE. The Empire State Speaks in Thunder Tones. Hill Is the Popular Nominee for President. Delegates to Chicago Instructed to Vote for Hill as a Unit. The Anti-Mld-Wlnter Protest Tabled—A Few Disgruntled Cleveland Dem ocrats Call a New State Convention. Associated Press Dispatches. Albany, N. V., Feb. 22.—Sunshine and booming oi cannon opened the con vention day, and such crowds as filled the streets were never before seen in this city. At 10 o'clock a great mob surged about the state committee head quarters, where the Grace-Anderson committee was to make its formal kick. Mr. Anderson on entering the room was recognized by Chairman Murphy, and explained the nature of their appoint ment and the reason for the visit. Copies of the action of the Cooper union meeting were said to have been sent to each member of the state committee before they met, and the committee said they were here to ask for an answer. .Chairman Murphy said he had not placed the matter before the state com mittee. Mr. Grady said he thought the con;mittee had no answer to make as a committee. His individual answer had been sent by mail. A copy of the communication was then read, where upon Cockran asked if the Cooper union meeting was held pursuant to a call is sued by the committee assembled at the office of Mr. Fairchild. Anderson said the meeting was held in answer to a call numerously signed, and that he did not think there was such a meeting at Fairchild's office. Cockran moved that the protest and resolution be received and laid on the table. Grady Baid in his opinion it was the original purpose of the proteatants at their first meeting to protest against the calling of the convention too late, and that the plan was changed because it was called too early to suit them. Now Anderson comes here for the pur pose of having them consider this aa a serious proposition. Wm. R. Grace said he had never heard of a .neeting being held protest ing againat an early or a late conven tion. He took part in this committee with the understanding that it should not be a protest against the candidacy of any person, but against the calling of the convention at tine time. Cockran'b notion to table the rcso'u tion was carried unanimously, and the kicking committee withdrew. ''We were treated aa we expected," said they, "and we will hold a meeting thia afternoon that will aatonish theae people." THE CONVENTION CALLED TO ORDER. From tbe scene of |be kick the crowd poured to the convention hall, which was abundantly decorated with red, white and blue bunting. Chairman Murphy called the conven tion to order and Judge Beebee was es corted to the chair as temporary presid ing officer. His speech was warmly re ceived, but th? greatest applause was accorded to his reference to Senator Hill, under whose leadership the Democracy of the state never lost a battle. Secretary De Freeze called the roll of the convention and the names of Demo crats were greeted with wild applause. When the name of Lieutenant-Governor Sheehau was called, there was a sur prising demonstration, the applause almost equalling that accorded the men tion of Hill's name. Contesting delegations were present from the Fourth Albany diatrict. the the Second Chautauqua and the First Oswego. First resolutions were adopted making provision for the appointment of various committees. A recess was then taken until 3:30, when the convention was again called to order. The report of the committee On con tested seats favored the seating of the sitting delegates in the Albany and Chautauqua cases. The Oswego contest was withdrawn and the report was adopted. Gen. Daniel E. Sickels was made per manent chairman, and spoke at some length. In the course of his speech he said: "If we shall again be invited by our comrades in other states to put for ward a candidate for the chief magis tracy of the nation, we are prepared to ask their suffrages for a statesman whose record already places him in the group made illustrious by the names of Van Buren, Wright, Marcy, Seymour and Tilden; a gallant leader whose ban ner is inscribed with many victories; a leader who was elected to the senate of the United States without the expendi ture of a dollar; a leader in whom the veteran soldiers always found a stead fast friend; a leader whose election to the presidency would give the whole people an administration guided and directed in all its measures by tbe. prin ciples, policies and traditions of Jeffer son and Jackson." A PLATFORM ADOPTED. The report of the committee on reso lutions was then read as follows: "The Democratic party of New York renewe its pledge of fidelity to tariff re form, and to the Democratic faith; to the traditions of the party as affirmed in its national platform from 1876 to 1888, as well as in the atate platforms concurrent with the opening of Gov ernor Tilden's and the close of Governor Hill's long, thrice-approved and alike illustrious service in the chief magis tracy." The state platform of 1874 is epito mized, and the document continues: "We now, as then, steadfastly adhere to the principles of Bound finances; we are against the coinage of a silver dollar which is not of the intrinsic value of every other dollar of the United States. We therefore denounce the Slier man silver law under which our silver output is dammed up at home, as a false pretense, but an actual hind rance to a return to free bimetallic coin age, as tending only to produce a change from one kind of monometallism to an- other. We therefore unite with the friends of honest money everywhere in stigmatizing the Sherman progressive silver basis law, as no solution of the gold and silver question, and as a fit appendage to the subsidy and bounty swindle; the McKinley, worse than war tariff; Blame's reciprocity humbug; the squandered surplus; the advancing de ficit ; the defective census; falsified rep resentation and the revolutionary pro ceedings of the billion-dollar congress, all justly condemned by the people's great uprising, a verdict, which, renewed this year, will empower Democratic statesmen to guide the people's councils and execute the people's will." The platform recalls "with proud memory the inflexibly sound finance of Governor Tilden, who led tbe Demo cratic party in pushing on compulsory Republican advance to current coinage redemption." It also refers "with grateful pride to the inflexibly sound finance of Gov ernor Hill, who by efficient economy has accomplished the practical extinction of the state debt; has faithfully urged the nation to release from unjust taxation, and likewise, with a stateman's energy and true foresight of the 70-cent dqllar pushing for birth in the body of the Sherman silver law, has taken up the people's cause, assailed Republican degradation of silver money and led the advance of the Demo cratic party of New York to that solid ground of high justice upon which they stand today, without discord or division; demanding with him that every dollar coined in these ITnited States shall be the equal of every other dollar so coined, and de manding redress for their present shameless inequality." "The Democrats of New York," says the platform, "point to the nomination of David Bennett Hill to the office of president as a fit expression of Demo cratic faith and tradition, and of our settled purpose to rescue this perverted government from the clutch of autocrats and plutocrats; from spendthrift ad ministration, excessive taxes, debased money. Tbe delegates selected by this convention are instructed to present to the national Democratic convention the name of David B. Hill, a Democrat who has led his party from victory to vic tory for seven successive years, and who has never known defeat, as a can didate for president of tbe United States." The delegates are further instructed to vote as a unit. The people of the state are congratulated upon tbe auspi cious opening of Governor Flower's ad ministration. THE YOUNG HICKORY. When the passage instructing for Hill was read, the air waa shaken by a tre mendous outburst of applause, and after the reaolutiona were unanimonaly adopted, a committee waa appointed to wait upon Hill and request him to ad dress the convention. He soon arrived, and General Sickels presented him to the audience in these worda: "I present to you, gentlemen of tbe convention, the Young Hickory of Democracy; our next presidential candidate, David B. Hill." Then came more cheers, and when the noise finally subsided sufficiently, Sena tor Hill spoke at considerable length. He thanked the gentlemen of tbe con vention for the unanimous vote which made known their approval, of his candidacy for the presidential nomina tion. "The reawakening of the Democracy all over the land," he said, "is the most auspicious sign of the times. All our troubles, all our dangers at this very hour, after so many years of Republican rule, flow from unconstitutional legisla tion by the very men who sit in shiver ing fits over what Democracy will do with power. The Democratic party iB one whose creed ever has been a strict interpretation of the constitution and the conlinement of government to a few specifically granted powers." He commends these contrasted facts to his fellow countrymen for meditation : "The Republican party neither trusts the people nor obeys them. It now re quires another upheaval at the ballot box like that of 1870 to be convinced that the wicked work of the billion dollar congress must be repealed, and the people's will obeyed. We are ad vancing to the final renewal of the nation's verdict on the mad, insensate reign of autocrats and plutocrats, whereby their verdict, now scoffed at, shall have efficient execution in the election of both branches of the federal congress and a federal executive, obedient to the sovereign people's will. The Sherman silver law transforms the federal coinage power of silver and gold into an instrument for the gradual expulsion of our gold, for the establishment of an exclusive basis and permanent reduction of every American dollar by thirty per cent, or more, below the level of its true value, during the whole period of our free bi metallic coinage from 1792 to 1873." Turning his attention to the tariff, the senator Baid : "The cause of tariff reform has lately made great practical advance. Secretary Manning in his re port of 1886, advised congress to begin a practical tariff reform by a single act — an act for free wool. One year later the secretary's report was writ large in the message of the president. Now, five years later, one of our most enlightened economists, David A. Wells, writes the chairman of the ways and means committee that the path of progress which Secretary Manning blazed first and alone, is the true path. It is the maxim of a sound policy, better fitted to win the elections than lose them; better dividing into chapters the lessons of the long cam paign of education. Abolish wherever you can one indefensible tax at a time. This is true progress." His speech was loudly cheered, and, at 5:30 p. m. the convention adjourned sine die. The national delegates at laige chosen are: Roswell P. Flower, Edward Mur phy, jr.. Gen. Daniel E. Sickles and Henry W. Slocum. Alternates —Manton Marble, John Bigelow, Sidney Webster and Alfred C. Chapin. THE ANTI-HILL, KICKBRS. They Issue an Address for a New State Convention. Albany, N. V., Feb. 22.—The com mittee of the anti-Hill movement this morning met in their private quarters, TUESDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 23, 1892—TEN PAGES. where the situation was canvassed for definite bearings and definite action. The members of the committee were E. Ellery Anderson, Wm. R. Grace, Col. M. Monroe, Edward B. Whitney and Wallace McFarland. In the recess interim of the regular convention the anti-winter convention men gathered at Union ball. Charles S. Fairchild, as chairman of the com mittee of fifty, called the meeting to order and submitted a statement in the nature of a report as chairman of the committee. He said: "To the committee of fifty I report that in pursuance of the instructions given to us by a mass meeting held in Cooper union, the 11th of this month, the members of the state committee in dividually, and the state committee as a whole, have been requested to dis solve the convention called by them for this day, and that they are not inclined to comply with our requests. In that event you instructed us to take such measures as we might deem well to secure the proper representation of tbe Democracy of this state at the Demo cratic national convention held in Chi cago, the 21st of June next. You will nov/ enter upon the work of considering this, adopting such measures. Your work of today will, itself, be such, I be lieve, that you will meet again before June with countless thousands of your fellow Democrats, all inspired with a high purpose and high hopes for our be loved party, and then when we meet again our trouble will be to find a hall so large that it can hold the hosts of Democrats who come to wish us God speed. May blessings rest upon your work. May the result be a Democracy of principle, owned by no man or party, for honor, truth and freedom." „ Fairchild then presented the name of F. D. Locke, of Buffalo, as chairman. He said : "There are times in the his tory of parties, as in the history of Btates, when it becomes necessary for good citizens to assert and maintain their rights. Such an occasion now confronts the Democratic party of the state of New York. Its Organization, which was created and intended as a means through which the will of the majority could be made manifest and given due effect, has been seized by un scrupulous representatives—mere fac tions —and used as an instrument not to subserve, but to frustrate, the will of the majority. It arrogantly defies the law of the land. It arrogantly defies those rules of procedure which from long and uniform usage, have received the sanction of tbe party as law. It represents not the party, but a few who have received, or hope to receive, polit ical benefit from one ambitious politi cian. It is self-perpetuating, for it be gets its own kin. It relies upon the pa tience of the people, upon the short statutes of limitation for political of fenses, and upon its outcry against any thing in the way of attack, as a menace to party success." E. Ellery Anderson made a stirring which an address to the Democrats of the state was adopted. It recites the incidents leading up to the protest; dwells on the gravity of the issues of the pending campaign, and says the state committee haa become an instrument of faction, instead of being a representative of the whole party. It ia enlisted in the cause of a favored candi date, who shrinks from submitting his case to tbe teat of a free and full vote of the Democracy. It haa used its powers for the avowed purpose of aerv ing his personal ambition, instead of affording all Democratic electors an equal and fair opportunity to express the preferences both aa to issues and candidates, The welfare of the party, both in the state and nation, demands that all Democratic electors be equally heard and represented, therefore the Democratic electors of each as sembly district in the atate are re quested to choose three delegates and three alternates to form a atate conven tion to be held the 31at of May at Syra cuse for the purpose of choosing dele gates and alternatea to represent tbe Democratic party of the atate at the national convention. The chairman of the meeting ia au thorized to appoint a committee of four teen membera, which ahall have power to add to ita number and constitute a provisional state committee to take the necessary acta to carry theae resolutions into full effect. The din of cheerß followed the read ing of the addreas, and after several speeches it was unanimously adopted. Among the apeakera waa a young farmer from Otaego, a Mr. Clarke, who bluntly demanded that the name of Cleveland should be placed squarely at the front of the movement repreaented by the anti-convention. The meeting then adjourned. CLEVELAND AT ANN ARBOR. Grover Addresses the Students on Senti ment in Our National Life. Ann Arbor, Mich., Feb. 22.—Ex- President Grover Cleveland, accom panied by ex-Governor Campbell, ex- Poatmaßter-General Dickinson of De troit, W. S. Bissell of Buffalo (Cleveland's former law partner) and Richard Watson Gilder, ed itor of the Century magazine, arrived here at 11:45 a. m., today, from Detroit. The city was gayly decorated in honor of the distinguished visitors. Fully 2000 students of the university gathered at the depot and greeted them. Mayor Doty met the party and preaented Mr. Cleveland with the freedom of the city in a ailver casket. The ex-president expressed thanks, and spoke of the fame of the state uni versity. The distinguished visitors then entered carriages and, escorted by a procession of militia, students and prominent citizens of this and other states, proceeded to President Angell's residence. After lunch al President Angell's residence, the party proceeded to University hall, where, at 3 o'clock Mr. Cleveland delivered an address upon the subject of Sentiment in Our Na tional Life. Every seat was taken in the hall, and standing room could not be secured. Immediately following the addtess a popular reception was held by the dis tinguished guests at the court house, and in the evening they returned to De troit. The state supreme court has reversed the judgment of the lower court in the case of John D. Smith, who was found guilty of manslaughter in killing Percy Williams at Fresno, over a game of cards, on October 3, 1890. Tbe opinion is based on errors in the admission of testimony daring the trial. DELUSIONS OF HOPE. Republican Orators Indulge in Cheap Talk. Counting Chickens Before They Are Hatched. After Dinner Speeches at the Michi gan Club Banqnet. Reciprocity Jingo's Words of Cheer. Gov. McKinley Bloviates About the Virtues of His Tariff. Fassett'sTale of Woe. Associated Press Dispatches. Detroit, Feb. 22.—The annual ban quet of the Michigan club, celebrating Washington's birthday, brought to gether leading Republican politicians from all parts of thiß state- and from many other states. It waa stated that the banquet was not given for the pur pose of forwarding the iutereat of any preaidential candidate, particularly waa it denied that there was any intention to boom General Alger, and it waa asserted that its sole object was to kindle the en thuaiasm of the Republicans of tbe state for the party nominee, whoever he may be. The banquet waa held in the rink, a great barn-like structure, whose in herent ugliness waa hidden away under the folds of artistically draped bunting and portraits of Washington, Lincoln, Grant and others. Covers were laid for 1200 peraons at the tablea upon the main floor, while upon a platform along one side under a brilliant canopy were the speakers and guests of honor. General Alger introduced Congress man Burrowa to deliver the addreas of welcome, and in doing so referred to "Michiganizing" by the Democrats, and declared that in November Michigan would elect a legislature that would res tore the legialative diatricta to their proper shape and elect a Republican successor to Senator Stockbridge. Burrowa said the task of welcoming the guests of the club uaually devolved on the governor, but owing to a mistake thia time that gentleman happened to be a Democrat. He aaaured hie hear era, however, tbat the mistake ahould not happen again in the next twenty five years. Michigan, he said, had always caßt ita electoral vote for the Republican presidential candidate, and proceeded to give tbe list from 1856 down. When Blame's name was reached, the assem bly broke into a round of enthusiastic applause. Hia endorsement of the Mc- Kinley law and reciprocity was also warmly greeted. blainb's cheering words. General Alger spoke with regret of the absence of J. S. Clarkaon, detained in North Carolina by illness, and pro ceeded to read a letter of regret from Mr. Blame. Mr. Blame, after expressing bis regret, said: "I cannot refrain from sending words of good cheer on the prospects of the Republican party. In all tbe leading measures relating to the industrial and financial interests of the people, we are strong and growing stronger. On the contrary our oppon ents are weak, and growing weaker. They are divided ; we are united. If we do not win, it is our own fault; we will be justly censurable, with such great measures involved, if every Republican does not feel that he is appealed to per sonally and that victory in the election depends on him." The reading of Blame's letter brought forth another round of applause. GOVERNOR lI'KINLEY TALKS. When Governor McKinley was intro duced a storm of applause arose. He began by saying that whenever any thing is to be done in and for the coun try, the Republican party must do it. This had been true for thirty years, beginning with Abraham Lincoln. Not one page of the present tariff can be repealed in ten years. At the present rate, the present congress cannot repeal it in twenty five years. Morrison tried it and disap peared from congress; Mills tried and lost the speakership; Cleveland started out to shear that sheep and came back shorn, and now Springer is trying it. You cannot make wool free on the sheep's back and tax it on our back. Protection must be for all or none. No man or woman in Michigan knows tariff as a burden, but every one of them knows it as a blessing. The speaker declared that protection was a national policy, because when free trade and protection were the issues be fore the people, pretection had always won. It might be true, that without protection somethings would be cheaper for a time, but in the end it would be at the price of human degredation, and nothing was cheap at that cost. The only way to win was to be courageous. "We lost in 1890 by listening to the campaign prophets, but now the campaign prophet is out of a job. They told us that the last tariff waß prohib itive; it has been in operation fifteen months and we neyer before had so extensive trade. The Democrats don't know what they want. Cleveland don't, and Hill don't; but he may, as the out come of what took place in New York to day. It may help Cleveland, when he returns here, to show him a pearl button manufactured where we manufacture buttons as cheaply as we got them be fore the tariff was placed on them. The Democratic congress is trying to repeal the pearl-button tariff." The address was punctuated with en thusiastic applause. SENATOR DOLPH SPEAKS. Senator Dolpb of Oregon spoke on Washington the Protectionist. After making a fitting allusion to the memory of Washington, Senator Dolph proceeded to discuss the tariff question, "the all-absorbing question which di vides the two great political parties to day, upon which it becomes niore and more evident that the next presidential contest is to be fought." "The importance of the tariff question to the people of the United States," OUR SEMI-ANNUAL CLEARING SALE Has arrived at that stage of develop- ment where it can truly say, that it % fears no competitors, because the people arC w ' se enou Sh to recognize a first-class article when they see it. In connection withJE|>%JUi']l \ P=f|H| / Map 1 * our Clearing; Sale of^^g^^pr t^^yfl ' jif ■ Suits and ° vercoats ' -|§lftp gigantic clearing I§|B| sale of Hosiery and Ties. Having purchased an J£m\Wmm\. immense quantity of these goods at a great MSLwU/Lw sacrifice, we can guarantee a bargain with every article purchased of us. These goods come in Tecks, Puffs and Four-in-Hands, and the colors axe the latest in fashion. Forme r price, 50c and 75c. Our Stores will be open until Bp. m. Saturdays, 10 p. ra. said Dolph, "cannot be over-estimated. The Democratic party, which in both branches of congress at the last session was committed to the free coin age of silver, is retracing its steps, and tbe party leaders and organs are endeav oring to eliminate the silver question from politics. But upon the tariff question there is no division of senti ment. There is not protective senti ment enough in that party to create tbe least dissension in the party coun cils." In regard to the Republican doctrine on the tariff Question Dolph said: "The party believes congress has the power under the provisions of the federal con stitution and that it is its duty to im pose duties upon imports for the pur pose of restraining the importation into this country of products of human in dustry from abroad, and thus protecting American industries from the disastrous competition of cheap labor countries. When the condition of the treasury per mits it believes that all such articles as are not made or grown in this country should be put on the free list and made as cheap as possible." Dolph paid a high tribute to the suc cess of the McKinley law, and said the reciprocity provision of that law had proved of great value. In conclusion Senator Dolph warmly eulogized Presi dent Harrison's administration, and ex pressed the opinion that the people.wiH again as in 1888 lay aside all differences of opinion upon minor matters, and by their verdict in November again declare tbat American industry and American labor shall be, protected against the cheap labor and cheap labor products of foreign countries. OTHER SPEECHES. Hon. F. T. Greehalge of Massachu setts spoke on the Present Duty of the Republican Party; Senator Perkins of Kansas on Washington, the Farmer Pol itician ; Hon. J. Sloat Fassett of New York on Municipal ReDorm; Richard Yates, jr.. of Illinois on Young Men in Politics. FASSETT'S TALE OF WOE. Mr. Faseett, in his speech, denounced Tammany Hall roundly. It was, he said, a wonderfully complete power. He did not attach much significance to the present bolt in New York. It was merely a growl over a division of the Bpoils, and the Republican party would not profit much by it. The munici pal problem, Mr. Fassett said, was one of the moat complex politiciana had to grapple with. If there ia any part of Republican government in which the people of thia nation have failed, it was in city government. Thia was due chiefly to two things—voting for men who were party nomineea, re gardless of their fitness for office, and the abstention of the beat claaa of citi zens from voting. In New York alone, 100,000 i men of this claa-i refrain from going to the polls. CONDENSED TELEGRAMS. Secretary Foster sails today for Eu rope. The Tacoma Morning Globe baa been absorbed by the Ledger, leaving the lat ter the only morning newspaper in Ta coma. At tbe sixth annual dinner of the New York Southern society, Rev. John Lindeey, of Massachusetts, said more than half tbe people of that state are idolizing Governor Russell, and that in FIVE CENTS. four or eight years he may be in th o ' White House. George William Curtia delivered an eloquent address before the Brooklyn institute laat night, on the occaaion of the anniversary of the birthday of James Russell Sage. C. M. Woodaon, the Modesto carpen ter contractor who waa arrested a few days ago for robbing a friend, when the latter was drunk, has been honorably acquitted. The Loyal Legion of Western Pennsyl vania held ita annual banquet at Pitts burg last night. Ex-President Hayes waa the principal speaker of the even ing. A dispatch from Cape Town, South Africa, states that Mra. James Brown Porter loat all the ecenery used in her playa and all her company'a wardrobe, by fire. Capt. A. D. Yocum, ex-mayor of Hastings, Neb., last evening fatally shot Myron Van Fleet for circulating the story that Yocum's daughter had eloped with a colored coachman. Billy Smith, the Australian heavy weight, whipped Frank Keller, of Ypsi lanti, Mich., before the California Ath letic club of San Francisco, in a twenty four-round fight last night. 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