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VOL. XXXVIII.-NO. 60. HARRISON STOCK GOES UP. The Nomination Is Almost Within His Grasp. Two Sessions of the Conven tion Held Yesterday. On a Test Vote the Blame Forces Were in the Minority. Platform Adopted—Nominating; Speeches Not Yet Made but Next In Order. Continued Grooming of Dark Horses. By tho Associated Press. Minneapolis, June 9. —The hour for street parades or exuberant demonstra tions in hotel corridors has passed, and been succeeded by an era of silent— almost frantic —political activity. Both, parties seem to realize that the Repub licans' endurance has reached the limit of patience, and that the factions which have fought for delay in the material progress of the convention, would be come unpopular and be carried down by the tide if they continued that pol icy. Since the adjonrnment of the conven tion today both elements have been making strenuous attempts to hold their forces together and defeat the op position. DEMANDS FOR A DARK HORBB. At no time since the convention opened have the demands for a com promise candidate been so numerously expressed as today, and it may be said the convention is divided into three ele ments, the administration people, the Blame forces and the conservative ele ment who insist that tbe leading; candi dates find thair way to some one who can carry the party to victory in Novem ber. The favorite compromise candidate, whose name is on every lip tonight, is Governor McKinley, of Ohio. SHERMAN AB A POSSIBILITY. In some quarters there is considerable mention of the name of Sberman, but the fact that McKinley is present and Sherman is absent, gives the former a great advantage over his distinguished friend. Sberman will undoubtedly have a few sea tteriDg votes on first ballot, and many maintain tbat it should not be considered a surprise if the conven tion finally settled down on the veteran senator. . . Senator Allison is also frequently mentioned, but Rusk appears rather more popnfUf. The anti-Harrison people are exultant over the fact that in the several contests decided by tbe credentials committee Blame gains over Harrison in about the ratio of two to one. The Alger people maintain the claim that they made yesterday. The attempt of the a southern colored delegates to act in unison has not re sulted in anything satisfactory. AN ATTEMPT TO BLUFF m'kLNLKY. Considerable comment was occasioned this afternoon by the distribution of a circular anonymously issued, containing the speech of McKinley at the national convention of 1888, where McKinley, referring to the incipient boom which was started for him, said: "I cannot, witb honorable fidelity to John Sher man, nor consistently with my own personal integrity, consent that my name shall be used as a can didate before the convention." The reason for issuing the circular appears uncertain, but many seem to think it is the work of Harrison delegates who view with envy tbe atten tion McKinley's name is receiving, and are disposed to take the position that he cannot conaistentlv allow his friends to make him the candidate while he is Working for Harrison. Bnt it is easily seen that McKinley's position today is totally different from that of 1888. A BLAINE CANARD. A rumor waa current here today that Blame had sent a communication with drawing his name, bnt when the matter waa brought to the attention of Senator Quay of Pennsylvania he said there is no troth in it. Joseph Manley also de nied tbe rnmor. A HARRISON CIRCULAR. Tonight an official notice was issued from Harrison headquarters Baying: "Since it was demonstrated by the unanimous expression of a large major ity of tbe delegates to the national con vention, at a meeting today, that Presi dent Harrison is their choice and leader of that body in the impending cam paign, the question has been asked by the delegates favorable to him, whether bis friends will consider the expediency of his retiring and joining in the nomin ation of a new man. The uniform re ply has been, and will continue to be, that the judgment of the party having been definitely ascertained to be favor able to his candidacy, his supporters will not participate in an effort to re verse that judgment. At no time will there be consideration by them of any other candidate." WAVERING IOWANS. ' The lowa delegation held a meeting today with closed doors. Several New York delegates favoring Harrison's nom ination were present. An effort was made in stiffening the backs of tbe lowa delegates generally disposed to ward Harrison. After the meeting D. 0. Chase, of the lowa delegation, said while no action was taken this morning, owing to the presence of the New York ers, the lowa delegates are considering the possibility of securing the nomina tion of Senator Allison. "One of the delegates," he said," will vote for Allison on the first ballot, and I think the en tire delegation will awing into line the instant he develops strength in other Harrison men." ENTHUSIASTIC HOOSIERB. Indiana headquarters was wild with enthusiasm this afternoon. They say their faith in Harriaon has developed into knowledge. The following message was sent to the White House: E. Halford, Washington. D. C. Tbe Harrison delegates have just had a meeting, presided over by Cbauncey Depew. Roll call showed five to one votes for the president, not counting con tested seats. He will be nominated at the first opportunity to ballot. (Signed) D. M. Ransdbll. c THE MORNING SESSION. Adjourned Because the Committee on Credentials Wanted More Time. Minneapolis, June 9.—The day opened bright and very warm. As the morning hours grew the people assembled in the convention hall; nearly all brought fans, and tbe great audience room became a sea of waving palm leaves. As hereto fore, tho leaders were cbeered on their appearance, and there finally came to be a rivalry between the Blame and Har rison factions as to which could greet its prominent men most noisily. It was nearly half-past 11 when Chair man McKinley rapped tbe convention to order and announced tbat Rev. Wm. Brueb, chancellor of the University of South Dakota, would offer a prayer. After prayer the chairman called for the report of the committee on creden tials, and a ronnd of applanse greeted Chairman Cogswell as he arose. He announced that the committee was making diligent progress and asked for further time, saying he hoped to report at 8 o'clock tonight. Senator Cullom of Illinois presented a resolution endorsing tbe world's fair, and recommending a national appro priation therefor. Referred to the com mittee on resolutions. Tbe Illinois delegates introduced a resolution that all Grand Army men be permitted to enter the hall and occupy the seats vacant thirty minutes after the beginning of the session. Referred to the committee on rules. Ex-Governor Sewell of New Jersey moved that a recess be taken till 8 o'clock, pending the report of the com mittee on credentials. Tbe Harrison men objected to this, and Lawaon of New York demanded a rising vote. Pennsylvania, New York and Ohio were notably in favor of adjournment, while Wisconsin, Missouri and several strong Harrison states, opposed it. After a careful count of the Deads Chairman McKinley said: "Yeas, 407; nays, 260; and the convention has con cluded to adjourn until 8 o'clock this evening." Applause followed the announcement. The standing vote in the affirmative was very large, and it seemed that it had carried by practical unanimity. Clarkson, tbe Blame leader, was asked after adjonrnment whether he considered that the ballot on adjourn ment was a test vote. He replied, while a pleased smile flitted over his face : "Well, we wanted to adjourn and they did not." Hiscock, tbe Harrison leader, was asked the same question. He said: "No, sir; decidedly it waa not a teat vote/ A HARRISON MEETING. ENOUGH DELEGATES REPRESENTED TO NOMINATE HIM. The Blame Men Pronounce It a Bold Bluff—Simply a Pow-Wow of Office Holder* and Outsiders. Minneapolis, Jane o.—The Harrison leaders called a meeting suddenly today for 1 o'clock at Market hall. Those not in the confidence of the Harrison side were not invited, and the press were not admitted. It is claimed that 406 dele gates were present, and that these 406 represented altogether 511 delegates. It was decided to follow the lead of Depew. When asked about the correctness of this statement, Depew confessed the truth of it, and declared that the con test was practically ended. Another delegate says the number given is unreliable, because a good many simply vouched for those not present. The Blame leaders promise to flank this movement before morning, but how it can be done they do not explain. It is further said that the Colorado delegation, who are for Blame, and eleven Blame men from lowa were pres ent at the Market ball meeting, simply for the purpose of seeing what was going to be done. This statement was made on authority of a Colorado repre sentative. The Blame leaders point out that the facility with which news is given out from Harrison headquarters, indicates that this a clever bluff. There is no doubt, however, that it is the sensation of the hour. "It is a bluff, a cold, clammy and withal a desperate bluff," said Chair man Clarkson of the national committee. "Here are two men," be continued, "who were in the Harriaon caucus in Market hall, who were Blame men, and I can prove it by their own assertion. "One was a colored delegate from North Carolina, the other a white northern delegate. Both sanctioned the remark made by General Clarkson. "I can say to you," continued Gen eral Clarkson, "we will not be disturbed by the claims of the Harrison men. I am satisfied that only one-third of the men in Market hall were Harrison men, and fifty-six of the delegates in the ball were placed there by me. We knew of the purpose of the Harrison people and prepared to meet it by having our peo ple present, and when balloting comes in the convention, the troth of my as sertions will be sustained." Clarkson furthermore said: "The true state of affairs will probably be shown iv the vote tonight. As to our plane, we are not saying anything. We won tbe fight of 1888 by keeping our plans to ourselves, and we propose to do tbe same thing now." Ex-Senator Piatt was of the same opinion as Clarkson regarding the im portance of tbe Harrison gathering. He regarded it as a pow-wow of office-hold ing delegates and outsiders. Ex-Governor Foraker also asserted that it was not an assembly of Harrison delegates, but a gathering of shooters, many of wbom have no voice in the convention. Senator Hiscock was emphatic that 420 delegates were present who had pledged themselves for Harrison. Following ia among the list of votes FRIDAY MORNING, JUNE 10, 1892. promised at the meeting: California, 8; Illinois, 6; Indiana, 30; lowa, 21; Mon tana, 1; Nebraska, 14; New York, 26; Oregon, 4; Bout,h Dakota, 4; Wisconsin, 19; Wyoming, 16. Oregon is credited with four votes for Harrison, when the opposite is claimed by the Blame followers. The Harrison people are greatly elated over the effects of their meeting, and regard it aa tbe trump card. The Blame leaders are disturbed and are considering the advisability of getting up a counter demonstration. Senator Wolcott waa interviewed] about tbe meeting. He said he saw the list, and on it were the names of seven Colorado delegates known to be for, Blame. "Tbe Blame men claim that' the meeting is a game of bluff in line, with the Conk ling-Logan-Cameron tac tics in 1880," said Wolcott. "Ii they were] not afraid of tbeir candidate why should ] they print and circulate pamphlets Of McKinley's speech 1 in the Chicago con vention in 1888 retusing tbe uee of his name, aa it would not be honorable fidelity to Sherman?" THE EVENING SESSION. FIRST TEST VOTE OP THE CONVEN TION TAKEN. i It Resulted In a Harrison Victory—The i Majority Report of the Credentials Committee and Platform Adopted. Minneapolis Convention Hall, June 9.—The first evening session of the Re publican convention was characterized by the same lack of eager interest on the part of visitors and delegates which were remarked at previous sessions. Not nntil long after the honr for the opening of the session did the galleries begin to fill with the expectant multi tude. Just before the hour of meeting a report was circnlated that tbe Har rison managers were discussing tbe ad visability of forcing a ballot at tonight's session. The reports of the committees on credentials and resolutions were known to be ready for presentation, and as it was not expected that there would be any prolonged discussion on their adoption, the proposition to force a ballot seemed feasible. The leaders of tbe Harrison forces were silent aa to the course they intended to pursue, but intimated tbat so much of the conven tion's time had already been consumed by tbe committee on credentials, that it might be fonnd expedient to proceed with the least possible delay to the cc« lection of candidates. Up to the last moment the same un certainty was manifested aa to tbe in tentions of the Blame managers regard ing the presentation of Blaine'a name. Some thought it would be better not t'S formally present him to the convention, and although Foraker was detailed for the duty, it was stated tbat he and PlatU were both inclined to believe that rt would be wiser not to formally present Blame to the convention. When it waa known tbat tbe Harri son people had decided to restrict tbe nominating and seconding speeches, and tbat the Blaineites would probably not nominate formally, the deepest interest was manifested by both galleries and delegates as to the uncertainty of tbe proceedings, and every phase of tbe session was watched with breathless in terest. At 8:30, half an honr after the meet ing of the convention, it had not yet been called to order. Every seat in the auditorium appeared occupied, and as some enterprising advertiser distributed fans to every individual in the vast audience, a magnificent sight was presented by 12,000 fans waving in time to the music of tbe band. At this juncture Chairman Cogswell, of the credentials committee, made his appearance on the platform, and at the signal tbat the most important commit tee had concluded its labors, the conven tion burst into wild applause. THE CONVENTION CALLED TO ORDER. "The convention will please come to order," said Chairman McKinley, and Chauncey Depew immediately demand ed recognition, and in a neat speech moved to congratulate Hon. Richard W. Thompson of Indiana, on his 83d birth day, which occurred today, and invite him to the platform. The motion was unanimously carried, and Mr. Thomp son was escorted to the platform and ex pressed his gratitude in a short speech. Resolutions admitting members of the G. A. R. to any seats in the convention unoccupied thirty minntes after the opening, were of course adopted, and a message was read from the mayors of Titusville and Oil City announcing the state of distress and suffering that pre vailed in those inundated districts, and making a public appeal for aid. The annonncemeut of the committee on credentials that a minority report would be submitted, created considera ble excitement, and there was a painful suspense while the two reports were be ing orally submitted, as to What would follow. THE TWO CREDENTIALS REPORTS. The majority report recommended that twelve Harrieon delegates in Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana be seated in place of the same number of Blame men given the places on the temporary roll, and the minority recommended that tbe twelve Blame men on the temporary roll be placed on the permanent roll. The report of the committee also cov ered the contests in Texas, Kentucky, Maryland, South Carolina, North Caro lina and the Distrfct of Columbia, but no political issue was involved in these contests, and the report was unanimous on these cases. The majority report sustained the national committee as to twenty-three votes, and reversed tbe national com mittee as to seventeen votes. Tbe political result was a gain of thirteen votes to Harrison and one vote to Blame, a net Harrison gain of twelve votes. This included six votes in Ala bama, four in Louisiana and two in Mississippi. Tbe gain was made owing to the fact that the Harrison men won over three members of tbe credentials committee, and thereby secured a ma jority. Wallace of New York announced his J purpose of fighting the majority report on the floor. THE LONO-EXPECTED FIGHT ON. < When Chairman Cogswell moved that the majority report be adopted, he was loudly cbeered by tbe Harrison dele gates, and when Cbauncey D. Filley of Missouri moved to substitute tbe minor ity report therefor, the applause which followed from the Blame delegates told the galleries that the long-expected fight between the Blame and Harrison forces was on. The chief point in Filley's argument in behalf of the minority report was tbat tbe regular organization of tbe party in Alabama bad been barred from the regular place of meeting by United states deputy marshals, but Massoy of Delaware maintained that the case had been considered fairly upon merits, and that tbe majority report should be adopted. CALIFORNIA ELOQUENCE UNCORKED. Knight of California spoke warmly in favor of the minority report. He de clared tbat the Moseiey faction, recom mended by the jaiajority to be seated, bad through federal officers attempted to defeat the will Of the people of Ala bama. It was enough that tbe Demo cratic party suppressed the will of the people in the south, without a hundred thousand office-holders thwarting the will of the Republicans in the party convention. He appealed for justice for the royal Republicans of Alabama. [Applause.] Intensified interest waa lent to Knight's speech by the knowledge among the speeators and delegates tbat he was to be the first man to second the nomination of Blame later on. The vigor and eloquence the Californian die played, captured the audience from the outset, and when he concluded cheering was commenced. bathba's bad break. B. H. Bathea of Illinois deprecated the attempt to conjure up prejudice against tbe office-holding class. He made an allusion of a derogatory nature to tbe people of the section from which the contest came. It was a bad break, and a large number of tbe gallery occu pants hissed, and someone cried "down." Bathea became rattled by tbe recep tion'his remarks received. Cannon, of Illinois, fortunately came to bis rescue with a point of order, and being recog nized, asked if it was in order, witb the galleries hissing delegates speaking on the floor, to move that the galleries be cleared.. A burst of laughter followed bis look at ex-Speaker Reed and the bland announcement of Chairman McKinley that it was in order, he believed, under the rales of tbe fifty-first congress (the rules of the convention.) Cannon announced that he would move that the galleries be cleared if there waa any more hissing. Senator Wolcott of Colorado, speak ing for the minority report, not only denounced the deputy marshals in Ala bama, but the hundreds of office holders who were present in the galleries and halls ef the convention, crowding out the people's delegates in a frantic at tempt to renominate the president. The greatest interest waa manifested .when Colonel Duffield of Detroit, Alger's —anage/> in favor of the minority report. His action was inter preted aa meaning tbat tbe Alger people were prepared to vote with the Blame people. Clayton of Arkansas defended the ma jority report. A UTAH MINORITY. Cannon of Utah, in behalf of the "regulars" in Utah, presented a minor ity report recommending tbat they be seated and that the majority report, rec ommending that their opponenta be given a half vote, be not accepted. He said he represented the regular party. "If you seat these men," said Cannon, "you seat them on old issues. They do not know tbat Brigham Young is dead yet. [Great laughter and applause.] Give us onr seats and yon will encour age the growing party, and when tbe state is admitted we will give you a Re publican state." There was wild applause when Cbaun cey Depew arose in support of the ma jority report, which be did briefly. Ex-Senator Miller of New York spoke for tbe minority, and said he had listened to many reports of committees on credentials, but thia was the first time he ever heard of a majority report which gave no reasons why it should be adopted, except that it was the majority report. Tbe minority had given reasons and not not one speaker had given facts to controvert them. Miller closed by moving that tbe Cogswell report be divided, and a vote taken on the Alabama part alone. THE first test vote. At thia point Clarkson and Piatt held a hurried consultation. No one who saw it doubted that preparations were in hand for the first real test vote be tween the Blame and Harrison forces. Chairman Cogswell said be had stated at the beginning that they bad no time to prepare a report. The convention thought beat, nevertheless, to call for an oral report, and now gentlemen were assailing the majority because it had not submitted a formal argument in favor of the report. He concluded by demand ing the previous question, which was seconded by the majority of the dele gates from Massachusetts, Delaware and Weßt Virginia. Senator Quay wanted to know the ef fect of the previous question, if it would enable them to have a vote on the sep arate propositions involved in the re port. Tbe chair ruled tbat Miller having demanded a division of the propositions involved in the report, there could be separate votes taken. Both sides were ready for a vote, and a storm of ayes greeted McKinley when he asked if the previous question should be ordered. Before thia was done, however, by unanimous consent the majority re port in all cases where there was no mi nority report was submitted and adopted by acclamation. An amendment was now made to take a standing vote on the Alabama case, and when an affirmative vote waa sub mitted it waa apparent tbat a majority of the convention arose. Instantly the New York and Pennsyl vania delegations demanded a roll call, it waa ordered by the convention. When the buzz of polling tbe state delegations subsided, and hasty consul tation ceased, the roll call began. Sud denly came sharp raps of the chairman's gavel, and the clerk sonorously called Alabama. , DKPEW RBGISTKRS A KICK. In an instant Cbauncey Depew was on hit feat, protesting against nine sitting Alabama delegates (Blame men) voting on their own case. Spooner supported Depew, and Fassett rejoined for the Blame side. After considerable sparring between the opposing factions, the chair decided tbat tbe delegates whose seats were con tested had no right to vote, and tbe vote proceeded.' THE LIGHTS O0 OUT, Considerable time was spent in polling delegations, and before the end of the roll call, the electric lights in tbe vast hall failed, and had it not been for the faint glimmer of a few scattered gas lights encircling the room,tbe convention would have been in total darkness. This caused an immediate cessation of tbe proceedings, and a band in one of the hanging galleries played, We Won't Go Home Until Morning. At the conclusion of the music Chair man McKinley arose and said: "I hope tbe delegates in the hall will see to it that no matches are lighted. I under stand there ia danger with so many in the hall with lighted matches. There should be no matches lighted." A messenger washprtj-'/lly riinpafe' to the plant of the electric company for lights. Mr. Fassett of New York said: "Owing to the darkness and the danger that may occur from tbe use of matches, and the impossibility of doing business, I move we adjourn till tomorrow at 10 o'clock." [Cries of "No, no."] A delegate—l make the point of order tbat no motion is in order during roll call. After waiting several minutes for lights, Miller of New York addressed the convention, trying to secure an ad journment, but without success. At this point the electric current was again turned on, and after tbe applause caused by tbe additional light bad sub sided, the convention proceeded with business, and the secretary continued calling the states. A VICTORY FOB THE ADMINISTRATION. At the close of the vote the chairman announced: "On toe vote to substitute the minor ity report in tbe Alabama contest, the yeas are 423,' 2 , and noea 403, and the motion is lost." A mighty yell greeted the announce ment of Harrison's victory. The presi dent's friends raised a tremendous din. Canes, hats, handkerchiefs, anything that could be waved, were swung wild ly in triumph, while the dome seemed to tremble with the terrific roars of ap plause. An attempt to adjourn the convention at this interesting juncture failed. The hour proposed was 10 o'clock in the morning, but it was decided by a sub stantial majority to proceed with the business of the convention without de lay- THE VOTE Bt DETAIL. The result of the roll-call on tbe adoption of the minority report of the committee on credentials resulted aa follows: States. Avjcs. Nays. Alabama , Ta • 5 Arkansas 1 iHn California, 10 Colorado 8 O Connecticut 9 3 Delaware 2 4 Florida 0 8 Georgia 1 8 Idaho 6 0 Indiana 0 30 lowa 6 20 Kansas 10 10 Kentucky..' C 20 Louisiana 11 2 Maine 12 0 Maryland 12 16 Massachusetts 14 7 Michigan 20 8 Minnesota 11 7 Mississippi 6 10% Missouri 14 19 Montana 1 5 Nebraska 6 10 Nevada 6 O New Hampshire 2 6 New Jersey.. 2 18 New York 45 27 North Carolina 6i< «U North Dakota 4 2 Ohio 27 19 Oregon 6 2 Pennsylvania 54 9 Rhode Island 3 5 South Carolina 6 12 Virginia 15 9 Washington 8 0 West Virginia 2 10 Wisconsin 9 15 Wyoming 2 4 Arizona 1 1 District of Columbia v 0 New Mexico 0 t> Oklahoma 0 2 Utah 1 l 403 The motion to adjourn having failed to carry, the roll was called on the adoption of the majority report on dele gates-at-large from Alabama. Pennsyl vania demanded it; New York and Colorado seconded the demand, and the vote resulted: 476 ayes and 365 noes. PLATFORM ADOPTED. Ex-Governor Foraker asked the unan imous consent of the convention to tbe reading of the platform, as prepared by the committee on resolutions. TEXT OF THE PLATFORM. ON THESE DECLARATIONS THE G. O. P. STAKES ITS DESTINY. Protection, Reciprocity, Bimetallism, a Free Ballot and • Fair Count the Leading- Planks In tbe Structure. Minneapolis, June 9.—Following ie the full text of the platform as com pleted by the committee on resolutions: The representatives ot the Republican party of the United States, assembled in general con vention on the shores of the Mississippi river, the everlasting bond of an indestructible re public whose most glorious chapter of histoiy ls the record of the Republican party, congrat ulate their countrymen on the majestic march of the nation under banners inscribed with the principles of our platform ef 1888, vindicated by a victory at the polls and prosperity In the fields, workshops and mines, and make the following declaration of principles: PROTECTION REAFFIRMED. We reaffirm the American doctrine of pro tection. We call attention to its growth abroad. We maintain that the prosperous con dition of our country is largely due to the wise revenue legislation of the Republican con gress. We believe tbat all articles which can not be produced In the United States, except luxuries, should be admitted free of duty, and that on all imports coming into competition with the products 'of American labor there shou'd be levied duties equal to the difference between wages abroad and at home. We assert that the prices of manufactured ar ticles of general consumption have been re duced under the operations of the tariff act of 1890: We denounce the efforts of the Demo cratic majority of the house of representatives to destroy our tariff laws piecemeal, as is man ifested by their attacks upon the wool, lead and lead ores, the chief products of a number of stales, and we ask the people for their judg ment thereon. RECIPROCITY PRAISED. We point to tho snccess of the Republican policy of reciprocity, under which our export PRICE FIVE CENTS. trade has been vastly Increased, and new and enlarged markets have b-eri opened for the products of our farms and work shops. We re mind th<i people of the bitter ooposition of tbe democratic party to this practical business measure, and claim that as executed by a It« --pubiican administration our p.esent laws will eventually give us control of me trade of the world. THE MOSEYSOUItSTION. The interests of the producers of the conn try, itsl farmer* and ivorklujmen, demand th*t every dollar—paper or coin—lssued by the gov ernment. *h»U be as good as any other. We commend the wl«e and patriotic steps already taken by our government to secure an inter national conference to adopt such measures a«t will insure a parity of valuu between gold and silver and Its use as money throughout the world. A FREE BALLOT AND A FAIlt COUNT. * ed «m»'' , i tbat every clttzan of the United States shH.il be nllowed to cast one free and un restricted ballot in all j.ublic elections, and that su'-h ballot shall be counted and returned as cast; that such law* shall bi en acted and enforced" as will secure to every citizen, be he rich or poor, native or foreign-barn, white or black, this sovereign rlebt guaranteed by the constitution. The free and honest popular ballot, fust and equal representation of all the people, as well as their just and equal protection un er the laws, are th t foundation of our republican In stitutions, and the party will nevwr relax its efforts until the Integrity of the ballot and the purity of the elections shallbe full- "-mrauteed and protected In every state.. BIMETALLISM FAYOnED, The Amcrlcun people from tradition and in terest favor bimetallism, and the Republican party demands the use of both gold and silver at standard money, with such restrictions and un der such provisions, to be determined by legis lation, as will secure tbe maintenance of a piriiy of values of the two metals, so that the purchasing anl debt-paying power of a dollar, whether of silver, gold or paper, shall be at all liiais equal. SOUTHERN OUTRAGES. We denounce the continued Inhuman out rage perpetrated upon American citizens for political reasons In eeitain southern state* of the union. FOREIGN RELATIONS.. We favor the oxteu»ion of onr foreign cont ra ercc; the restoration of our mercantile ma rine by home-built ships, and the creation of » navy tor the protection of our national inter ests and the honor of our iLig: too main tenance of tiie most fliendly relations with all 'orelgn powers: entangling alliances with none, and protection of the r.ght* of our flsn ermen. We reaffirm our approval ot the Monroe doo trine, and believe In the achievement of the manifest destiny of the republic in its broadest sense. We favor the enactment of more stringent laws and regulations for the restriction of crim inal, pauper and contract immigration. PROTECTION OF LIFE AND LIMB. We favtr efficient legislation by congress to protect the life and limb of employees of trans, portation companiesengaged In carrying on in terstate com m ree, aud recommend legislation by tne respective states that will protect em ployees engaged in state commerce, in mining and manufacturing. SYMPATHY FOB THE OPPRESSED. The Republican party has always been the champion of the oppressed, and leoognlzes the dignity of manhood, Irrespective of faiih. color or natiosassty. It sympathizes with the i<u<e of home rue in iseUud, and protests against the persecutiou of the Jews in Russia. CHURCH AND STATE. The ultimate reUa-tce of f r-e, popular govern ment is tne intelligence of the oeoplu and ihe maintenance of freedom imnmg men. We therefore declare anr.vr our devotion 10 liberty of thought and conscience, of speech and press, and approve all agencies and in-tnimentalities which contrtbdte to the education <•! the chil dren of the land: but wlu c lnsi.ning upon the fullest measure of religious liberty, we are op posed to any union of church aud state, orrosmox to tbusts. We reaffirm our opposition, declared in the Republican platform of 1883, to all combina tions of capital organized In trusts or other wise, to con rol arbitrarily tba condition of trade among our citizen*. We heartily endorse required to remedy any defects f« the existing laws, snd tender their enforcement more com plete and effective. FREE DELIVERY OF MAILS. We approve the policy of extending to townp, villages and rural communities the ad vantages of the free delivery service now en joyed by Ihe larger cities of the countiy. and reaffirm tbe declaration contained in the Re publican platform of 1188 pledging the reduc tion of letter postage to on-j cent at the earliest possible moment con-intent with the main tenance of the rostoftice department and the highest class of postal ieivice. CIVIL SERVICE REFORM, We commend the spirit and evidence of re form In the civil service, and the wise and con sistent enforcement by the Republican party of the laws regulating the same. NICARAGUA CANAL. The construction of the Nicaragua canal is of tbe highest Importance to tho American peo ple, both as a niea-ure of national defense and to build up and maintain American commerce, and should be controlled by the United ttaus government. THE TERRITORIES. We favor the admission of tho remaining ter ritories at th- earliest practicable due, h»yiug auu regard to the inierests of the people ■ f the territ lies and the United urates. All federal officers appointed for ihe tenitories should bw selected .rom bona fide residents thereof, and the rightof self government shoulc bo accorded as far as practicable. ARID LANDS We favor the cession, subject to tho home stead laws of tbe arid public lunria to the atates and territories in which they lie, under such congressional restrictions as to their disposi tion reclamation and occupancy by fettle.s, aa will secure the maximum benefit* to the peo ple. COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION. The Columbian exposition is a grcal national undertaking, and congress should promptly enact such reasonable legislation in aid thereo"! as will insure the discharging of theexpenm and obligations incident thereto and the attain ment, of results commensuiate with the dignity ana progress of the nation. INTEMPERANCE. We sympathize with all wise and legitimate efforts to lessen and prevent tbe tvils of intem perance and promote mdeality. PANbtONS. Ever mindful of the services and sacrifices of the men who saved tho life of the nation, we pledge anew to the veteran soldiers of tho reDUbllc watohful care and recognition of their just claims upon the grateful people. HARRISON'S ADMINISTRATION. We commend the able, patriotic and thoroughly American administration of Presi dent Harrison. Under it the country has en joyed remarkable prosperity, and the dignity and honor of tne nation at homo and abroad have been faithfully maintained, and we offer the record of pledges kept as a guarantee of faithful performance of duty in tho future. The platform was adopted, notwith standing a plea from Hiscock to give the advocates of irrigation of arid lands in the west a chance to be heard, and tbe convention adjourned at 1:25 a. m. to 11 a. m. Friday. COMMENT ON THE TEST VOTE. Depew, the leader of the Harrison forces, was asked if he was satisfied with thetest: "Yeß," he replied, '•and wo will be twenty-five votes stronger on tbe main question." Ex-Senator Piatt of New York said: "I would prefer not to give an opinion until a later ballot is taken." Chairman Clarkson said: "I cannot tell exactly what the significance is. There were enough absent in Louisiana and one or two other states to leave Harrison short of a majority. When we consider the scattering votes tbat will be cast for dark horses, I do not give up the fight yet." IRREPRESSIBLE SILVER MEN. They Make a Flual Charge on the Platform Committee. The platform committee stumbled against an unexpected obstacle this afternoon. Everybody but the diver champions supposed that the whit* metal question had been anally disposed of. The revision ot the sub-committee, ■ l Continued eit Iroarth Pai ♦,]