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EU AUGUST 24.1852. I WHEELING, WEST VA., SATUltDAY MORNING. JUNE 7, 1884. ~~ vnT.mfTC yyytt
I llir Vmil/irr,
i CiniMio, Jauo 0, I
jt ii iL'C'i sr.ittiJIy nnd #loriouely
ient. V/i:Io*3t tu) tiring but hlal
lilc-to! f?'vic, !im e'erlin^ worth, hit
brMiiatciP'^y^ l'>- low of hio parly,
jixti 0. Wilne ^ fiwopt n Ro
pao:i?aC?cnvtr.t:' n mj,;a n numorotip,
**KWaa>I ciunjvt't li-.M of difcHrj^ubhtd
foaffiiwt- !?/ iIim uci the lifpuWicfln
pirtflW. to !li? f.-out ai ha standardbuitriti
xn: I'^Xo'.uu mmbir, the
aMttKK-JUf Awkin of liia n
hit npteien'i'.ivj o! I Its Loot tyj?o 11
fteK-pMicni party loves Ukluu and
".i h thn t>xerci:?of itsI
bjliiT?? m
part* fucctloa i: Ira dtspUjod the
lyrttfite ccuMfio o! its ccnviclioun,
Tfcjmoit tro'y reprm-ntnUve National |
Conreniicn in tho bi.itorjr of tho llepublleia
par:/ Jim cho*ea tuo meat popular
utxbe: of tail party to lead it to certain
r'xtor/. oj ill plnikna cf protection to
I'lAmericau intuits, of hostility to foreijn
ia^rfcrtflce, whether by armed forcoor tho '
isaflliflf? o' uaJ"r PalJ laborew, it haa
pUcitJ? man f jr whom that platform wra
Bid'. I
J&m&ili. ttiaino its a platform in himeelf
mJ in November his countrymen will endom
biai as bis parly hac.
Wert Virginia by her oalid vote on every
tnt question, by her oft uttored aMnracce
lilt ?bo would Bland by Ulaino in the
field u in the Convention has contributed
Bjo.-e than her twelve volts to the resuli
which ber people, had bo much at heart.
By her contribution to thiu result bIio line
>t lln.lur nliliL'ntlnn In nnnnnr In
U1U UCIJC.. II ? f
the electoral colle^o .'or James G. Blaine ;
I kna* the hold the "plumed knight" hats
on West Virginia, and as confidently as ^
I prelictei his nomination I predict bis
e'ecuoa by the aid of the lusty, young
men ol West Virginia.
Tfcat Dimo.-ra: is not living, or half
deal, who c?n defeat him. Ilia triumph
bis rained every heart; tveu the men who
were opposed to him are Bhouting as loudly
is any, and on every spot proclaiming
him invincible. There are no resentments,
ao heart-burniujja. Iwerybody has gone
in to contribute his eharo to the splendid
laccwB which we are to achieve. Everybody
fwls that the Republican party has
planted itself niuarcly on tho side of the
people,and that tho people will givo it tho
proailtft triumph in iti history.
Chicago to-uight is alhme. I know that
"Wnejlinic is on tire, and I regret that I
can't he home to shake bauds with all the
.friends. e.n.ii.
coftveanon niiueMN,
SroiifN lu null .ruuutl Urn Uicnl
Cmc.wo, Juno tJ.?'Tne Convention at
length becoming quiet the Chairman announced:
"J.uiies G. Blaine, of Maine.
has received ibe votes of a majority of all
the delegates elected to thia Convention."
Tho Chairman at thia point finding himself i
unable to na*e his voico heard, handed i
the written announcement to the Secretary, i
who read it es follows : "Jamca G. Blaine J
lias received tho voles of a majority of all i
the delegates clectcd to this Convention.
The quiation now before tho Convention
L>, Shall tho nomination bo made unani- (
rows?' On that motion the Chair recorfMr.
Burleigh, of New York. '
Mr. Nurleigh, having lal^en the platform,
nia': "Mr. I'reaident, in behalf of the 1
i'rtmdentof the United State?, and at his
rtquea!, 1 move to innka the nomination of I
Jume? li. lllait'e unanimous, and I prom- (
isflforthe friends of President Arthur,' (
who are lrj^l at the polln, and for North ornNswWk
-0,000 Republican majority,
and 1 promine yeu all that we will do
all we can for the ticket and for the nomination,
an<! to show yon in November
that N?w York is a Republican State. It
electe 1 J amen A. Gartield aud it will elect
James U. lilalne. [ ippiaus*]
The Secretary's announcement of the
Vo'.(? for Blaine got no further than
the hundreds, for his voice was
lest in the whirlwind of applause
that inlloweil the fact of Blaine's
norainitiG.n; which had been a certainty
ftereince Shelby M. Culiom had tried to
read his telegram from John A. Logan.
iiiusu in tun rcut ut iitu uuuuiti^, ucivkhud
and visitors, roeo to their feet simultaneously,
everybody being B'aino men, and
now showing their dolight at tlio succecs of
the man from Maine with demonstrations
ot joy such as had never besn eeeti before
in tho Convention. It took thirty minute3
to get to businen.
looan's withdrawal.
The following is the dispatcli recolvod
from Gen. Logan: - .
Washinoton, D. 0.|'Juno 0.
& il. Cuu'oin, Illinois Delegation:
Tho lhpu^cans ?f the St^tea that must
be relied upon to elect tho President hay
ins so strongly Bu'own a preference for Mr.
Blaine, I de?m It m? duty not to stand in
the way of tho people'iT. choice, nnd recommend
my friends to csaltv; in Ills nomination.
[Signed] Jon;* A. Locum.
In lesponflo to an inquiry by reporter
of the Aaoociatcd Press Mr. AlexanrUrftal*
llnm, President of tho Irish National
I.shruo of America, stated that ho nnd his
colh-ngntn on the committee appointed to
atldrraa the Gommitteo on Resolutions of
tlio republican Convention folt profoundly
grateful to tlio committee ior its courteous
and patient attention, and not only for the
irstrtionof the plank riked for in the pint*
form butftUo for the pood will and manifest
aiucerity with which it waa done.
wild at oas kkanclsco.
J?as Frasciico, Cal, June 0.?The
news of Jllninu'fl nomination created the
wildest enthusiasm. Tho newspaper
oiiicea wore besiege J with crowds shoutink'
and cheering for Blaine.
tub hi hut 11ujsk club.
trmixoruu), 0, Jnne ft.?A. Blainoclub
^.jM5<YKaniiad hero on the street in front of
the Jlfl>ubli<nn building immediately after
be receipt ot tho news of tlio nomination
of Blaine .h 900 names on tho roll. Tho
street waa packed frith people foraequare.
/ west virginia ciiecrkd.
\ Tho Pittflburgh Ltader of yesterday Eayr.
,?Ahly 45 votes had boon claimed for Blaine
in tblfl State, nnd it was generally believed
that the number wonld notoxceed 40. For
thia reason, tho announcement that she
Malno atateaman had received 17 votea in
his native State created the greatest
euihtialaam. Men, young and old,
*vied their hats in the air nnd a long,
heany choer rolled from end of theavenuo
to ths other. Thia was repeated when the
?o]fdv)teo( Woat Virginia had been ro*
cordeo for Blaine, and I or the third time
drowned every eound when the result of
tho third ballot w<u announced.
'Vatoikoto.v, Juno G?Representative
wm,I).Kelly today aent tho following
dlapatch to lion. Wra. KcKinlejr, Jr.,
chairman of ihc Committee on Reeolauoni
ol th? Republican National Oonven*
lion t
vmITu" rMolatit>n" adopted by tho ConiffiMf!"
u'? pn>?re??l?e spirit ol
mr5 .mi 1 dedicate
MM?? 11 "PMltlon and do
The Vilco of tlio I'eop'o Carries
tlio Day.
Tho Cj clone of Popular Fiivor that
Over tho lScpublicjn Convention nt
Tho Noinluulljn of ltlatna on tho
Fourth llailot.
A WiHuHtutt'Hinan, rollnhctl Scholar
imd Honored Cltl/.eu
Chosen to Lend tho Hepubllcau
Cohorts to Victory.]
IVest Virginia Greets tho Next
'FromCalirorulato Maine,Through
Iowa for JJlaluo."
Senator Logap, oFIllinois, I'or Vice
1 ho "Sable Eaglo" or tho Truo and
Tried West,
IVho will-hoar Through tho Air of
IVitU the Distinguished Head of
Ihu Ticket
iv 41.? ui..nnniA ?r <n.~ ?i.
Washington. '
EVom the D11 tor of the InteUwouer 8
Chicago, Juno g?The routine report *
olio you how it wai done. There waa no (
Ines^e, very little management. The op- v
loeition waa awopt away by the dead *
veight of a charging column, inspired by ?
he love of acheriahed ltader. The bal* v
oting allows you when and whore the de- t:
iaivo Btrength came in. The votes that ?
rere counted for Blaino were for him from ^
he start, though State pride and local con- t
litiona held them for a time out of the o
Jlaino column. There was no stampede, v
int a pure and sweeping gain which moved c
hrougfi the convention with tho steady c
tep of a conquering army. Every teat 1
howed whero and how the convention 8
tooth Every break w*3 to Blaine and c
ivery movement brought hia triumph a
learer. t
t1ik victouy assubtd. c
Bafcre the third ballot was half finished "
twaB plain that the fonrth would nominate a
Jlaiae, When Alabama broke, when II- *
ivinla airnnn nrnr tthon Tnrtlana nnil fllitn
oined the great majority and voted the g
lentimenta of tneir people, the malt was g
tnowu. ^
Tho onthueusm was intenao, overflow- r
ng, and as wild as the mountain tor- r
ent. ! !.-h 4 ' \ \ . n
two ukkat names.
Bat tho fight had been won. It only renained
to mako the . nomination unani*
uoua and complete a ticket bo well began,
senator Logan ia a superb complement to
Blaine. Twr great men, and two great
jauea on the ticket ol the greatest party,
rhere ia nothing cheap about it anywhere,
rho convontion wanted Lbgan aud nobody
alee, and ho went through with a whirl to
the great general satisfaction.
ave WILL count them safe.
A New Yorker who voted with Arthur to
the last tells me to night that Blaine will
cnry New York by 110,000. An Arthur man
i'roiu Pennsylvania says put the Keystone
Jown for 10,000.' Thero ia no doubt of grand
aid Ohio, of course. Indiana men say they
want their State counted among the certainties.
The Pacific Coast id coming in with a sweep,
and Louisiana rxpectn to bo withua. A delegate
from that State wanned the Convention
to fever heat by declaring that there were 30,000
ex-Confederate* in the Old Dominion
who trill vote for Blaine nnd Logan.
Some of our West Virginia guard leave
to-night. Wo ahull evacuate by to tnorrow
ovening, anxious to got home in time to
help with tbo arrangements for the grand
jollification, meeting. c, n u.
The MUrrlntr Keooe* or Hie Balloting;.
Tr?iuenU.iti? <)nibii(?i?.
Chicago, Ilia, June 0 ?Tho proceedings
in the Convention to day were cccom- j
panied by scents of tumult and excitement. ,
Theintirffitiu tho balloting waa little short
of a contagion. Inside the walla of Convention
wore folly fifteen thousand pooplo, oc- t
copying t> very point from which a view of J
theeceno waa possible. It waa a splendid
appearing anuience, < the large body of "
idiia in light cM'.umaa preaent peiaerv|
ig tho Utcoram to be witnessed at an
onera. Daring tbo program of the ordinary .
eventa o( tho day it would laah itoelf
into mad excitement, and tho great roar j
gad abandon cf the multitude was of a i
naturo which could not help but otir tho !
blood in the veim of tho dullrnt clod. !
Thfsa acentH occurred wben a lull vote i
was announced, or the occLslon of Eome
vote breaking for BUine.
Oateide lb# Convention' was another
great host of waiting people, whosa reppon*
uivoshouta whin tho result;of the ballots
waabullotined could bo.' distinctly heard
inside tho. gretf structure. Tito delirium
reached Jls climax when Illinois j lined tho
columns of Blaine's S;at84, almost surely
presaging victory for the Maino man. The
l-sllway thu'udorod as tho ownying audier.c-J
I'^vo vent to jta lleice enthusiasm.
Ilhta went . iflto tUa 7 air, handkerchiefs
; were waved frantically, the
flags were torn from the f?ca of tho gallery
and were made to cut their way through '
th? nir bvitbe occuDanta of the nailery who
had aoind upon them. "When tho excltoniont
had in n rociuurB iwint llwll th?
I k?tc1 ol tho Chairman would relnpao again
' into la condition of apparent quietude, to
be Bucceedod again,bjr a Beaaon of excitement
8i the Bucceraive votta were announced,
"When the fourth ballot waa finally declared
it waa a aignal for a miKhty cheer
and when the "detonation of the artillery
outside the building Beryed to again re*
mind them of the triumph achieved by the
Blaine forcef, the building rocked under
the impulue and the cheering of their Bympathizara:
The cheering for Arthur and
Logan waa hearty/ibut the apex of enthusiasm
was reftchod only phon tho name of
Blaine waa Bounded or hla prospect* of
Bticceee eeomed to incroaae. The Galifomians
were generally the centre of a
-ui.taln.l 'nf Avnttamnnt nninno thn flnln>
gatefl. ' j f j j '? v^' : ?'
Whon Illinois broke, the PacISo Ooast
people Bfiifed the banner they have borne
alnce leaving Sin Francis:o"and proceeded
with It op and down the aisles. Colorado
nnfarleda triumphant banner bearing a
picture of tbo Maine statesman, the stand*
ard being earmonnted with a live eagle.
Kanm exposed, jt fanner wbiob
. J i 1 i ' . ..
boro the Inscription, "40,000 majority
for the nominee, 75,000 majority for
Jidih 0. Maine." These were borne
by the delegates through the main body of
the audience. and lbs multitude, tho deal*
enioK roor? tlio night of the II itterlng emblems,
the crash of martial m untie, the roar
of the cannon and tho answering shouts
of the cutalde ht h', made up a scene rarely
to be seen and created a Herniation to the
beholder never to be forgotten.
Tbesestlnn was not ended until nearly 5
o'clock, and through nearly s'x boms tho
main body of the speciatois imd remained
to be present at the decisive ballot.
To-night thcrowasa number of ton?flreB
and a dfcptay of Are works. Large crowds
woroon the alrettn down town watching
the bulletin boards and viewing tho pyrotechnic*.
There Mrs also a nuinhnr of
hajtily improvised companies parading tlie
utrceia ?iih music, all of which eorved cs a
reminder lhat another Natlonul political
campaign 3o on.
rtie Kuullnrt l?f uueeUlURN ttt? L'onveo
tt ;iU?NuiiillllitloUM.
Chicago, Juno (i.?The Convention was
ailed to order at 11:19 a. m. by Chairman
ilenderrcn, Mho Bald: "The Convention
his morning will bo opened with prayer by
be Rev. Ilenry Martyn Scudder, ol Cbl?go."
Mr. Scudder, pastor of Plymouth Chnrch,
Dhlccgo, offeredtho folio wing prayer: "Alnighty
and ever blecsod God, wo worehip
ChecfiB the Author of our being, as the
Creator ol our mortal bodies and of our
mmortal oplrlte, and we adore Theo aa the
nexhaustihle personal Bource cf all light
ind love and truth r.nd liberty and peace
ind gladnec*, and wo do glorify Theo aa the
lapreinoLnwglverandas the only rightful
lovereign ol all hearts and all consciences, i
V.ml wo do thank Thee vitb roverenca and ;
;ratitudo for tho benignant providence I
vhicb from the very beginning Thou hast I
hed over our beloved country. We thank i
Theo for ita manifold deliverances In times
if national peril, for Its grand victory over i
lavcry, for Its symmetric development I
inder Thy foe'.ering care and for its Dreamt
advancement among tho nations of the |
artli. And we da u!bo blen Theo lor our
oat laws and hopeful institutions, for civil I
mil religious liberty, for our fertile lands
ind abundant resources, our great chits i
,nd our happy homea. We bltBj Thee,
^ord God of truth and grace, for the great
aith and for our Christian churchea, and
or our educational privileges, and for the
>rivilfgf a that Thou dest continually grant
mr people for their growth in theknowl
Jro oi virture una power that con*
titute tho frenuine type oi national bunanitj;
end wo nek Thee to
ironounce Thy benediction ovor this
Jonvention and grant it to-day Thy inalnable
support, and that what Is done
lero may bo in rii-hteousnfas and truth
nd in tho spirit c ? patriotiecr; and may
very man in this Convention bu endowed
pith the true inspiration of loyalty and
rath and fidelity to the hiaheet interest of
ur Groat Republic. And now, flually,
ireat and Holy God, we pray Thee that
bis Convention may be led with unanimity
d select for nomination to the Presidency
f tbeee United States tho right man, and
rben ho is selected by this Convention
nay he thoreafter be elected by tho Amerian
peoplo to the Chief Magi?tracy < f hia
ountrv; and alter he ia elected, if that be
'hy will, may bis lif-3 be precious in Thv
igbt, and may he be eo endowed with
very gift that ho may give the
ountry an ndminintration that shall bo
n honor to this Convention, to
be Republican party, to the whole Amerian
people and a lesson for mankind?an
dmtnistration which Bhall be acceptable
o Tby sight, oh, Lord of hoets, Thou who
rt the Lord God, and we ask it in the
lame of onr Lird and Redeemer. Amen.
The Chair?Gentlemen of tho Conven*
ion, the secretary will call the roll of the
lutes and territories that have not yet
iven in the name of tbo member of tho
ittuuutu vuuiiiiiiiuu uau wuiuu were
spaed yenterJay.
The Bocretary then proceeded to call the
oil of the Stated lor National Committee'
nen as follow;:
A1 abam a?W m. You n p.
California?Iloraco Davis.
Connecticut?S. Fessendcn.
Delaware?D. J. Lcighton.
Florida?Jesse 0 Co I cm.
Georgia?W. II. Johnson..
Illinois?David T. Litter.
Iowa?J. S. Clarkson.
Kansas?Col. J. A. Martin.
Kentucky?E Moore.
Louisiana?W. l\ Kellogg.
Maine?J. M. linden.
Massachusetts? W. W. Crapo.
Mississippi?J. R. Lynch.
Maryland?Jos.E. Oenry.
Michigan?J. I\ Sanborn.
Miaaouri?R.T. Can Horn.
North Carolina?L. M. Humphrey.
New Mexico?Stephen B. Elkins.
Nebraska?lion. 0. Howe.
Nevada?Thomas Wren.
New Hamiwhire?Edwin II. Follett,
New Jersey?0. A. Hobert.
New York?J. D, Lsiwson.
Ohio?Edwin Cowlea.
Pennsylvania?15. F. Jones.
Khode Island?II. A. Jenckea,
Texas?0. C. Binckley.
Vermont?u. n.uooKer.
Virginia? Frank S. lilnir.
Weal Virginia?J. W. Mason.
Wisconsin?E. Sanderson.
Dakota?Judge Bennett.
Idaho?Sherman F. Coffin.
Montana?Ju*. A. Mill.
Utah?Chn*. W. Bennett.
. Washington Territory?W. D. Miner.
Wyomiug?Jos. A. Carey.
The Chair?"Gentlemen of the Canvonion,
there ia no'.hing now in order except
:ho cull of the roll for tho nomination of a
;andidato for tiie Presidency."
ril?T HALt-OT.
Tho Secretary then proceeded to call
tho roll of States for the nomination of a
candidate for the Preeidency, the tlrat ballot
resulting aa followa:
STATU -v d .
"D - I I I g 1 !
iKRiuTorits. a < w 6 5 =
MlbnCU t .7 . ...... 1 .MM. ...
KiUnut. 8 4 2 ?
L'a lfornU tr.
'.'oloruilo 0 ' -
"nnncrtlrut? .T.r.-. ?- w
?toha?"zir-ltv.!3iz "1 ' v"*..... zz'.
j'etirijU.a - - ....
[tllnoii.. ....... ;.. a l W
I nrtitua......... ... tK 9 t .... 2 ' .....
-c*nm;-r.3;~.zzr.'. u 't z.z "i"i
Kentucky ? 16 ...... 2H l ..
I.OUUlili(_. - .. 2 to ...... 3
Milne 12 .
U?ryliuxt.. 10. 0 .....
MuNrtfUUM-t!*. . 1 2 u> .... ..... ...
MIClllK?U...... 15 . 2 7 ...
Muin-M)!* ............... 7 16
tflMlotppl-,.. 1 17 I ...
MlHWUtl 5 i0 6 10
SebtMk* 2. 1 3
'orr UampkhlrfH....M..;!x ...... 4 4 ..... ...
S'cw JoiMjy . 9 6 1 ...
Kew York-... -. .8 .it 12 , ...
North L'mil in*..... 2 (9 ...... X .
Jhlo ?. 21 tb ...
t'di.ii?ylv?utH .... .. 17 11 1 i ..
Kluxlo 1.1'uul . ... ?
outh Carolina .. 1 i7 ....'. . ...
Tenuvuto - 7 10 ..... I ... ..
ruo ........... 13 u ..... l ..... ..1
vi^nulvz.rr."v.'^;"! "-r~ T" T* zz .z
wen Vlrulnlt u .... ...
VVUt^ulu 10 o. | u | ....
oUirict'Colami)U.V.r^.r. I 1
MotiUna...-. I 1 ......
New Mexico.- i L
Ulih 3 ? ?
Wuiili'Rtoa Territory.... i ...
Wjpmlug ?.?.*. ^ .a I
TotAL-- S34K gbj gj|t3H 33 13
ltoboit Lincoln recclvej 1 yatouich In Kentucky
and New York, and 2 In New Jerwjr,
Ueu. W.T.Slieruuu received'.' rotei In Michigan,
Tbo Convention tbon at 12:20 proceeded
to the second ballot Its changes from the
first were as follows: Alabama, Arthur
17, Blaine 2, Lo^au 1; Edmunds loses 2;
California, Colorado, Connecticut, l)elaware,
Florida, Georgia, ?Illinois, Indiana
and Iowa, Bame m bolore; Kansas Blaine
sains 1, Arthur loees 2, John Sherman
lo8ee2, Logan gains 2, llawley gains 1;
Kentucky, Arthur gains 1; Blaine loses a
half votes, Logan loeea a half vote;
Louisiana, Blaino gains 2, Arthur loses 1,
Logan Iobcs 1; Maine, no change; Maryland,
Blaine gains 2, Arthor loses 2; Massachuttea,
Arthur gains 1, Edmunds leses 1;
Michigan, Arthur gainB 2, Edmunds loses
2; Minnesota and Mississippi, no changp;
Missouri, Blaine gains 2, EJinundi loses 1;
Logan loses 2, one absentee; Nebraska and
Nevada, no change; New Hampshire,
Arthur galop 2, Edmunds loeea 1; New
Joraoy and New York, ho change,'North
Carolina, Blainogaina-1, Arthur loeea J;
Ohio, Maine galea 2, Sherman Iowa 2;
Oregon, Pennsylvania, llhodo Island,
South Carolina, Tehncaaee. Texas, Vermont,
Virginia and Weal'Virginia airaeas
lM?for?; Wisconsin, Blaine gains 1,
| EJmunda loata 1; Art toe a, Dakota, District
I of Ooiomia. Idaho, Montana, New Mexico,
1 Utah, Washington Territory and Wyoming
The rcault o( the aecond ballot waa annonnced
atl:20,andtheincreasool Blaine's
vole was the causa oi an exuberant maul*
featatiou on the part o( the audience. The
Convention then proceeded to the third
The official footings at the end of the
aocond ballot are rb follows: Whole
number oi delfgatea, 820; whole number ot
votfu cufit, 818: ntceasary ton choice 411,
Blaine recnivd 841), Arthur 270. lilraond*
85, Login (11 John Sherman 28, llawley 13,
Lincoln 4, Geuerul Sherman 2.
The changes from tho Becoud ballot mo
as lollowe: AJabauia, Arkaaen, G?i?ifornfi?,
Colorado, Connection!, Delaware, Florida, 1
Georgia and Indiana eamo as before. In*
dlana, afler a fow minutes iu consultation,
Arthur gains 1, Edmunds loaea 2 in KanBaa
Blaine gains 2; Aitbur loaoa 2; in Kon- ,
tucky Blaino gain* 1, Arthur loses 1; Lou- (
islana, Maine, Maryland and Maenachnuctts
no change; in Michigan Blaine gainn 3, Ar- ,
tbur loses 2, General Sherman loses 1; in
Minnesota Arthur gains 1, Edmundi loaeu (
1; in Mississippi Lincoln galnB 1, Arthur
1o?b 1; in MiiBiuri Blaino gains 4, Arthur j
itains 1, Edmunds loses 1, Logan loaes 4; in
Nebraska Blaine gains 2, Arthur loses 2;
Nevada and Now Hampshire, no change;
in New Jersey Blaino gaius 2; in New ,
York Arthur gains 1 (being abneut on last
vote); in North Carolina Blaine gains .
1, Logan'loses 1; Ohio, Biaino gaius 2, Sherman
Iobph 2; Oregon, no change; Pennsylvania,
B atne gains 3, Arthur loses !J. .
During tbe poll of renusylvauia tbero was
nn angry controverey betweeu I'enn^ylva
oia and New York delegates, the charge of
lobbying being male one side and angrily
repelled on the other. Rhode Island, no J
change; South Carolina, Blain gains 1, [
Arthur loses 1; Tennessee, Arthur gains 1, ,
Logan loses 1; Texas, Blaine gains 1, Logau
loaes 1; Virmont, no change; Virginia, .
Blaino gains 1, Arthur loaea 1; Wes; Vir- *
^in'a, no change; M'siissippi, Arthur gains n
4, W. T. Sherman gains 1, Eimundsioees ,
5; Arizona, Dakota and District of Oolum- j:
bin, eamo as before; Idaho, Blaine j,
zainB 1, Arthur Ioee3 1; Montana,
New Mexico, Utah, Washington Terri- 11
tory and Wyomiuir, no clmnKe.
It is reportod that a telegram had just
been received from Logan that Illinois f,
will go to Blaine on the next billot Bsforo
the otlicial result wag announced it *
wes given out that Logan telegraphed hla h
managers te chang} his votes to Blaine. 11
The excitement and confusion wai great. &
iu? iuiciki i joudjih upon the third bal c
lot were: Whole number oi votes cant, ?
810; Blaine received37o, Aril ur 274, El- u
muoda CO, Logan 53, John Sherman 25, lJ
llawley 13, General Sherman '2, Lincoln ^
a ecknk ok wild confusion. 11
The result ol the third ballot web an- j
nounced at 2:10.. The Kaii\i made on the d
Blaine vote and the undemanding that l'
the Logan vote weuld probacy bo trans- ^
(erred to Blaine produced anot-er storm of t[
chosra and wild excitement. t j?
Bingham, o! Pennsylvania, ai^W. W ?'
Phelpp, of Kaw Jersey, and one,nr two
colored delegates endeavored to ge\*. hearing,
and vociferated and Kcstlcuiate?with- 0,
ont being heard, their voices being tuown-1,
od in tumultuous yell*, chcers anA'do* I 1
mantis for a call of the rail. Not de't-ced 11
by their failure liooscvelt, o! Now Ycrt, g
carried away by the excitement, got up on u
liis seat, waved his arms and appeared a?
if he was Baying something, but not a word .
was heard from him. ^
as other l'l'koabioub scene. t
Before tho vote ol Alabama was given t
there wob another uproarious scene, in '
which Dutcher, Koosevelt and other New ,
. | i?. i . - 1
*w.?. ucrijoiw ivunu prominent part, it ,
arose upon a technical point that a motion ,
to take a recces had been made and bad
been decided by tbo Chair in the negative, ]
although calla had been made fora vote by (
States. They appealed to their friendB to (
havo tbo vote on the recess taken by States, >
and at 2:30 tbo vote by Suites began. (
The Illinois delegation requested a few
moments lor consultation ai to its voto, and J
then it was announced as 20 to 15. The j
vote was challenged, showing that it wee
regarded as important, aud tbo result of
tbo polling of tbe Illinois delegation was, '
for recess 31, against it 13. The voto ol
New York was polled and resulted ayes 42, ,
navs29. The vote of Pennsylvania wbb
polled and was, ayta 11, nayb-IS. Tennessee
gavo 24 votes In the negative, bo that,
although tbo vote still goes on the motion >
(or a recess is defeatod. The result of tbe t
rote on tbo motion for a rocecs was, yeas j
304, noes 450. The announcement was .
bailed with vocifcrcus applause as a Blaine
triumph. It was a long lime before order <
was restored sufficiently to havo business i
preceded with. j
An Ohio delegate proposed to nominate
Blaine by acclamation, bet Birrowe, of 1
Michigan, insisted that the taking of the 1
utuiui nuuuiu go on. i
Finally at 3:15 the Convention procecded
to the fourth ballot, the changcs
from the third ballot being ea follows: ,
Alabama, Blaine gaina G, Arthur loses 5,
Logan loses il; - Arkanene, California,
Colorado, Connecticut and Delaware, no
change; Florida, Blaino gaina 2, Arthur
loses 2; Georgia, no change.. Illinois
being cull^l. Senator Cullom rose and read
n dispatch just received from Gen. Logan.
Mr. Cullom then withdrew the name of
Logan and cast the 34 votes of Illinois
for Blaine. The change in Illinois from
Logan to Blaino made Blaine's vote -114;
The veto in Illinois for Blaino was 31.
Collom completed his report by giving
Blaino 31, Logan 7 and Arthur 3, a gain to
B!aineot31,a sain to Arthur of 3 and n
loss to Logan of 33. Indiana cast 30 votes,'
solid for Blaine, a gain to Blaino of 13 and
aloes to Arthur of 10 and toLogap'of
2, Iowa, Blaine losee 2, Arthur gaiAs 2;
Louieiana, Blaino gains 5; Maine, no chango
Maryland, Blaine gains 4; K<vuflanj Blaine
gains 3; Kentucky, Blaine gains 3;'Masaa- '
ctiusetu;, no chaogr; Michigan, B aiue gaina
8; Minnefioti*. Bluiuo caira 2: Mimtinlnn!. I
Blaino gains i; Missouri, Blaino gairi? 22;
New Hampshire, Blaine pains 3; New Jtrnoy,
Blaine gains 0: Now York, no changt;
North Carolina, Blaine gains 5; Ohio, tliu
whole voto cast for, Blaine, a gain ol 21;
Oregon, no change; Pennsylvania gave
Blaine 51 vote*, ajjain of l-?BTaine hae
now received 423 votes. Bhodo Island,
Blaine gains 7; Sjuth Carolina, no cliang';
TennefSP'1, Blaine gains 4; Texas, Blaine
gains 1: Vermont, no change; Virginia and
West Virginia, no change; Wisconsin cast
I her 22 votes for Blaine, a gain of 11; District
of Columbia, no change; Idaho, Blaino
gains 2; Montana, Blaine gains 1; New
'Mexico, no change, Utah, Blaine guins 2;
Washington Territory, no change; Wyo|
ming, Blaino gains ?
The result was announced at 4:40, tbo
i following beiPK tho clllcial figuret: Arthur,
1207; Blame, 539; Edmunds, 41; Lcgan,7;
lluwley, 15; Lincoln, 2. Instantly, and
(even before tho last figures wtre pronounced
by Mr. Mcpherson, tho vast audicnce
arose and broke nut into another mad
The following dispatch from Arthur wes
Washington, D. 0., June 0.
To th* CLnlmnn pZrtk
__ .... .............. iiuuvmn uur?*
The President has sent the following dlapatch
to Blaine:
To lion. Jamti G, Elaine, Augutia, Maine.
Aa the candidato of (ho Republican
party ynu will receive my earnest and cordial
[Signed] Chester A. Arthur.
The Convention then adjourned until
eight o'clock,
Uonrrnl John A. Loicsn IComlmitetl for
Chicago, June 0.?Considering that all
the excitement and interest in tho Convention
culminated to-day In tho nomination
of Mr. Blaino for tho Presidency there
was a very large attendance as well of delegates
as spectators at tho evening session.
The galleries were hardly lens crowded
than at any of the preceding sesslonB, but
there was a marked abssnco of any
other fopllng than one ol simple curiosity.!
It was 8:16 o'clock when the Chairman's |
'gavel fell and he announced that prayer,
would bo offered by Rev. Dr. Charlea
O'Reilly, of Dotrolt. Dr. Rsllly is the
Treaiurer of the Iiiah National League ol
America, and in the first Catholic to opun
a Republican National Convention with
It may tbon be said that the Republicans
havo introduced two new features in this
Convention, a colorcd. man cs tcmponry
Chairman and a representative o! the
Catholic Church Invited to participate in
tho official proceeding ou an equality with
ProtcB ant miais'erri D.-ctor O'Reilly is a
lilt-Ion^ Republican. At tho conclusion ef
the prayer tho Ciinir ctlled lur tho ncui s
of the members of tho National Committee
which bad not already been sent up.
A restitution wes pMs^l perrulttlrg the
Slato Ceutral Cimmiltecs to HunnJ memberaoftlie
National Couiui t < e not al. ea ly j
named. A ri solution to limit tho Vice j
Prealdentiol nominating speeches to teu ]
m'rut r, wlich might to divided between
two or itoc s JCttkt'is, was rdjptcd.
T ie CJ^ik tfion prcccoJed lo call the roll I
Dl b'.ahafor nomination. //
No rwponaa van received tiltylDinols
waa reacbod, when Senator l'iumb', of Kim*
sum, cumu forward. lie Bald. tho Oonvetlion
bad completed two of I to racot aerloua
dutier, tho adoption of ft platform and the
nomination tf a candidate tor 1'reeident. .
The platform wan one opon which all good
Republican^^?uld anite, and the candi*
date one who could'beat any Democrat
living or dead, but it waa dill important
that thu beat pOBsible man should be
uamed (or the second placo. It waa but a
matter o( juat recognition to the groat bodj
jf the Boldiere of tho war for the Union
hut a representative from their number
ihould be placed aa tho ascsnd name on
ho ticket.
Tno Grand Army of the Ropubllc hid
nrolled more than three million meu who
ately wore the blue. ' In , prtsentlng a
laiuo from their ranka the speaker would <
nention a man titled in every.way I)r the
econd placf; a man who wouldadd strength
o tho ticket and jiatify the hopea and ex*
lectationa of the party?that man waa ,
leneral John A. Logan. -[Loudapp'auw.] .'ho
speaker did not prcaent him on behali
if Illinois, nor of any other State, but of
be wholo United Stated Ilo belonged no
aoro to Illinois than to Kansas, where 75,- I
00 aoldiera would receive the news of t h '
lorainatlon with ehoutaof gladneia. The
peaktr waa commissioned by the 8tate of
vana?a to make thU nomination. [>P*
Judge tlouk, of Tonnetaee, In seconding
lie nomination, Bild that while tho Cm*
entlon had not choaan hU first choice it ]
ad done well, and tho speakor proceeded t
) pay a tribute to the i'lumed Knight of .
Ialno. He hoped tho Convention would .
omo to a common understanding and '
gr^emeut for the aocond place on the ?
cket. When the wirea should transmit 1
'ae news cf the nomination of G moral .
.ogan to the soldier bojatf EaatTet u?OntVmroU-->
!-!-> -
wo jrjvicicgamoDKUieiu *
9 there would bo everywhere. On the
'residential nominee hia delegation was
.imewhst divided, but when thojr came to
;ie name of Login they wcro united
yenty-ftiur atrocK.^
Air. Tftunton, of Nebraska,"nlao'seconded
iii nomination, lie wanted the Republican
arty to write upon it* banner the invincible lc*
cud "Blaine aud Logan."- :
Mr. Lee, of Pennsylvania, in further seending
tlio nomination Bald the Convention
ad clioien for its President a native of
'enr.sylvania who<c name had grown loo
real for hid native State and become cornicueurate
with the greatneM of the Nation.
Ojiigreeaman liorr, of Michigan, from
he head of hiB delegation, further eecmded
the nomination, eaying that in the
lomination of John A. Lo?an the Gonvenion
wonld liijbt the eoldierb' camp fireo
rom end to ond of the country.
Mr. U.aucey, (colored) of Norlh Carolina,
n s?condinij mo nomination, eaid that
frith Klaino and Lnoan ??>? ??
... ...u Utmuvvuiu uo -J
jarrkd for the party by o.OOO. *.
Afltr further apfcechts Iroin Georgia and
Kentucky tho motion to impend the rales t
ind mnVe the nomination o! Logan by ac- 1
ilamatiun wis put to a vote and a majority ^
/oted for it, bnt as two-thirds waa nec*e- c
wry the chair ordered the roll called in i
>rder to ascertain thotumbeiB. I
The nomination of Logan was then car- c
ried by acckraation amid a general burst i
if enthusiasm, and the Convention ad* (
:ourned *in< ti>. I
? ?? i
SVWH AT 111K Cll'lTAL - j
rtioCnaUUIntcH nt WnMtiington L'onipll* ^
nicn\ tbnTlchet. f
From our Social Curnwutenl.
Washington, D.C. Jane 0.?Tho result
it Chicago wa3 recehad hero with wild enhuiijBai
by tho moa?of Rspnblicars.acd c
ho furoro over the nomination of Blaine *
o-day hes been eupi-'.emented td-night fl
jy another outburst upon the nomination *
)l Sjnntor Logan. AU of tboae whore y
lamts went before 1 tho Convention, new B
n this city, aro loud in tUir expreaaionB )
of commendation. At the White Hoaee '
'.he memhora of tlio Oablntit *<:re gathered ^
luring tho afternoon and retained with y
the President nntil after the n*alt of the t
[ourtb ballot waB known. The President 1
jtj-8 that the ticket ia a etrongone, ind j
that he pledgets himself and frieiJa to its \ \
earnest aunnnrt.
"1 '? <
Zho PrtildcaJ TuUt-n Ida IUfrtit )ery I
I'tilloaophlc-nllj-. ' \ , |
\Vasuinoton, Junt (J.?President Aiilnjr j
received tlie deeiBivo news from Chiaa^
with great compoeure. Sscrctariea Lincoln ,
and Chandler, Postmaster General Gitiham
and Senator 1) m Cameron, who has
been a gucct at tka Whits IIouBe for several
dayp,wero with him when the foreshadowing
balloting arrived, and without
waitirg for their complete fulfillment"the
President invited tho company wpitmeed
willx him to luncheon.
what lcoan ha id.
Senator Lo^an, in answer to a rrquest for
an expreesion of opinion regarding the
nomination ol Blaine, eaid he' could not
exprew'hia^eentimenta .better than by
showing what he had alroady written. He
thereupon produced copies ol tho two diepatchtfl
eent by him thia afternoon.
The Oral dispatch related to tbo.withdrawal
of bid name from the Convention.
Theuioond dispatch-warns follows:
Hon. J, 0. lilaine, Augmtq, .\f{.:
Washington, D. 0., June C.?I .inoet
heartily congnitnlate yon on your nomination.
Ynu will be elecUnl.Your Iriend,
[Signed.] John A. Uoan.
Senator Sherman, who was slopping into
hii carriage far an evoning drivoj'vsaid,
' You can say, if you chooae, that I ahull
support the ticket heartily. I am a Republican
and shfdi support the nominee of the
party, of course.
EEN,\TOK iiawley's opinion. v
Senator Ilnwley, whilo tho ballota were
being received, eat in hia committee room.
When the vohs of Illinois and Indiana ensured
the nomination of Blaine he said: "I
am ua happy ua any man can be. My Stato
rpmaincu with m?. The nomination of
Blaine was evidontdnrlng the third ballot."
Senator Edmunds was found at home
early in the evening, and said in reply to a
request lor hla opinion regarding the nomination
of Blaine; ''It ought to be the
most popular thing going."
Work Before lllm. V '
m'atlt'phla Colt.
"My doar," nhe oaUl, poking him earnestly,
"it's growing lato. You moat get
"What tlmn is it 7" he growled. >
"It'r after 7 o'clock." /
.."Well, that's not late for Sunday mora*
Ing." , /
"Bat, my dear, you forget that theifc Is
work before yuo. Wo are to have chickens
for dinner you know, and you havegot to
catch them."
Tho strong man was out of Wd In a
i Bccond. . ' j
The messenger boy la bo called^fter tho
Messenger breed of race horsee; but not bej
cause of hio owiftnees. It was on account of
tho slowness of the farmer, the namo havj
ing been bestowed ironically, after the Indian
fashion of nomenclature,which makes
it proper to call a groat coward Man-NotI
Afrala-of Batan. and the bravest of all
braves Man Afraid of a Boiled Hen.?
I i?uc*, ..
A Sketch of the l>ll'e ol' James 0.
Wlio is to bo the Next Provident ot
tho rnltcil States,
Ills Early Career and Struggles in
Hit Record in tlio Congress if Uur
Social Characteristics ami Life in
Ills Household.
THE llilip
Qoneral John A. Logan, of the
State or Illinois.
i. Sketch or Ills Civic, Pollticil
and Military Career.
Mr. Blaine was born at Indian Hill
.driii, waamngton coanty, Pennsylvania
be 31st ol January, 1830. Tho house in
vliich he was born was the first stone
louse built west of the Monongahtla
iver. Tho boy had every advantage, lie
lad special instructors and the advantage
if a preliminary training school at Lancatar,
Ohio., whero ho lived with his relativcp,
he family of Thomas living, the then
Secretary of tht> Treasury. lie was brought
nto contact with politics when a meio lad
if 11. lie was graduated from the Wash- 1
ngton University of Western IVnEBylvan'a
n 1847 befoie ho was quita 18. Ills colage
guardian was his uncle, John 11. Ewng,
a member cf Congress. Mr. 11 aine
ixcelled aaaBtudenU Thero appears r.o
icriod in his early Ufa where ho was not
nccesiful. Indeed, in accordance with
irdinory rules, Mr. Blaine should have
tad much harder times to bavo brought
iut his powers. As a teacher for
everal ^ears he fastened his college
xquireraents, while tho subsequent ten
'can' experience as a political editor do eloped
his powers ni a clear and ready
vriter Chairman of lite Republican Can- ,
ral Committee in Maino at the age of 25,
le has since that timo retained his ascendmcy-ao-a-poUUcal?leader.-^
Congress iu 1802 he Eoon attracted the atention
of Lincoln. It wai Mr. Blaine's
iabit at tho outset cf his career to mako
,*6ry short, criep epeccheD. Ho never oc:upied
more tnan a pego of the Covgrutnnnl
novci bpuku ume?a ne ,
lad something to say. This attracted Lin* '
:oln'e attention. lie wca almost the first
nan to divine Blaino'a future and ac*
iurately propheay what he would accom:li?b.
At tlib aKOoiJIUMr. Blaine wa?
nade Speaker of the House, and for eix
rears filled that pott with aa ability that
vas coueedtd by all; although bio enemies ;
ERirded him aa often, arbitrary and nigh- <
landed iu tha administration of his power. ,
Mr. Blaine is now ia tho prime of a vig- 1
>roui> manhood. He is 54 years of age.
lie once shattered health ia completely re*
tored. Ilia eyes are now aa keen aa when ;
io wan.an impulsive, miechievoua boy, i
chile bin voice ia aa ringing, deep and
ilrong as in bis palmiest days aa an orator,
itdtircd from active politics now for over
wo years, bo has gained by tho change.
Instead of dropping into.the obscurity
vbere falls the average public man relega*
eu iu }>iivuiu uie, ob ana neiu ins own in
inblic mind as no state* man ever haa Lad
aefore without the artificial aid of official
jcaition. InBtead of resting in his privacy
Mr. Blaine haB, with the energy of genius,
immediately discovered a new field to confer.
In the hard and untried paths of lit*
sraturo he has acompliahed in tho brief
period of one year as brilliant a bucc6?b as
baa ever fillen to hia lot in nctivo politics,
ilia political history, the firet volume of
which ia now completed, will do morn to
make his natno memorahlo than all other
acta of his public career. Kelegatod. to
Vrivate life through no fault of hia own,
" rcugh the calamity of Garfield's aeeasStation,
Mr. B'aine has shown sach cour?K\fluch
pluck in subdnlne the despair
would hav? overwhelmed an ordinary
ma?*a to ccmmcnd him to the faint-heart*
eu lorcver as the very embodiment of
which acknowledge no do'nat.
Tnln\ 0{ what has been Mr./Blaine's
oai 1r the winter of 1870 hohad a seat
iu luo ycited stale# Senate, where be could
have refined sh long rs iie lived. He
r^Vlwted in ^ce of an accumulation
tf evory ehu^o lhat had over
been brouw.\ to bear against him. The
New York Tiiy, aD(j u:jed their wide
columns witt&iij, (ho charges thai hnd ever
bean bronghtftainit him. Ho wMHSItmatiifd
na UrfW ana m00l venai ot ?u
11U h.lti PaCC" BCnl in'0
Maine bv ibe baldtton t^0 cvoo{ the y9n.
remonj3lB?fl ,i!andererg, ttu memhora ol
the Maine LtgUlature Ka tlr. Blalno the
seal of their unanimous app^VRj
That should put an onii lt?eier to anv
discussion of Mr. ftlaiue'ti recotj,' man
la nevor a prophet in Lis own cointrv it
in Mipn* tha' hifl f*tlltn uro nl ^.
and Ills virloeB unilerpaiimatcill\if tho
membeiaof the Maine L'gia'alnreWid
fled nothinc in all Hint was B?id atUhat
tinje, what the record of tho charges *aa
Ireab m tho mind ol every one. what point
ia there now in a wrariiomo rnb a dub ol
drcadral tblnei that can bo bronchi np
anltUI Mr. Blaine U ho ?'ionld bo nominnj
vi*' "r-;*
Omwtfd think that the men who are
the most fgiiated about Mr. Blainoand h'a
record wiro themselvea recording ani-fiia
sitting alc/t, above every temptation of thia
Mr. Blaine certainly noeda no defense
from the handa ot\any one. Everything
tliAt haa been used againat him ia aa much
burned powder, r emould not allude to
thia record talk if it|Wwe not for the fact
that a certaiH claaa of \ Republicans still
persist in tho fiction of believing that he is
reaiiy a bau untrusiworiny man.
V\ lint In order to arrive at\a correct esllmate
of him one should tako hia entiro life
oaa basis for Judgment. NoXmania perfect,
Mr. Blaine haa undoubtedly made
mistakes, and he hna been severely punched:.
But there ia no reason,why the
mistakes should bo dwelt upon aa the true
indications of his character. lie haashown
himself to bo aa independent in spirit aa
any great'party leader could have been. It
should be \remembered of him that ho
voted against the juggling Electoral Com*
mission bill),which was demanded by the
rigid partisans of that day. Both Blaino
and Conkling, two of the highest types of
the Republican* ,of that period, opposed
that bill " W
It was through Mr. Blaine's Influenco
> that the Force bill, a measure of hia party,
I ww defeated In tboHowse, Vr'hllo ho haa
bsen always loyal cloeo union of tho natiomioothla
continent with reciprocity
tr?tttl?a between thetn as ag?in?t the Old
World would have Klvenapoweifil atiron*
luatoonr Uepremd trade. Mr. Ulalno'a
Xmerlcon policy U ao well thought of that
t *111 be ono of tho Rreat iisuceof tho cam*
pakn it ho should bo nominated.
Now that wo havo the dynamite sun,
ho old women r,t the country can frighten
m one with the noaslbllltita of foreign
ironclads bombarding our navy-defenseless
Thiri n?ver weiin tho history of any
oanvata for a residential nomination such i
<n abaenco of personal cirort upon the part
it any candidate ua there has been upon
the part of Mr. Blalnr. It ii n fact that
even hia enemies hero have to concede
that ho is doing nothing and has dono nothing
to advance hla own interests. Ono of
the elc muulfl of tho wenknee a of hla preaout
3n*l?hn is s\id to be the fact that ho baa
?!th M-* -m- ?
. j.yjuu vi maun/ jji'iiionunin. JliV
rewjon (or thii is titnnlo enough. Ho has
Uf.ver iiBlcoil any ol thorn to do aoylbin^
I Senator Pbllotus Sawyer told me the other
, day tint ho had vainly tried ta net from
j Mr. B'.alno ono word of eucouraqemeut to
ko ahead and work /or him. Sir. Sawyer
ia on i ol Mr. Blalno's moat devoted frlende.
tie tiis worked lor him with muscle and
uoney at tho lost two convontlouB and was
more fian ready to work lor himthi9 year,
)Ut he haa never beeu able to got Mr
lllaino to Bay that he wanted him to do a
falng. Senator Hawyet's cxpericnco ia that
if all of Mr. Blaine's friends. Without on*
muraging one of them, he has committed
aimsolf only in one way, end that ia, ho has
iot disapprovtd their work when thoy
hAvegone ahead to advance hia intcroeta.
tie made a resolution early in tho canvasa
not to hit liia finger ao a c.indidv.e, und to
bis he has ri^idl? adherod.
In a conversation upon tho general subret
of the canvass tho other day Mr.
Blaine taid that he would pav $1000 a line
for any nolo that he had written this year |
to any one on tho subject of politics.
Mo, without personal t flirt, without
oillriil position, or without a single one oi
,uo ud van tanas that ordluailly are poa 1
teeeed by leading candidates, Mr. B alne's
strength hn grown in euch a phenomenal
leitree as to natound oven the moot ardent i
beiiavera in him. lie undoubtedly lies a ,
>?ld upon popular favor Burpaeaiog anything
e rer known in the bia'.ory of modern '
r?oin,cs. - In the face of this strong, unco* i
(iclted and nngulded political movement >
It ia absurd to talk about Mr. Blaine hav- i
log doubtiul ability, as a candidate. A \
man whoio mero name, unsupported by
any oiganlzition or machine, can coujiiro <
jp each a popular support will make one |
jf the meat enthusiastic canvasses ever ?
tnown in the history cf the couutry. 1
Thoro ia nothing negative about Mr. 1
Wftine. You cannot remain neutral with
him. You are either very much for him 1
or very much against him. Even his ene- '
mies who fight him the hardest secretly I
idmlro his brilliant abilities. Mr. Blaine f
lahinrelf a lighter who thrives and grows 1
apun opposition. His individuality will J
pervade the canvats. He peraonally haa I
tnorj powor to securo a devoted following \
muu hii) omer nioraoer oi tne liepublican 8
party. In the very prime ol hid intellectual
growth, with atrong, vigorous health,
lie has a magnetic power that i3 very great
over every one with whom ho cornea in
UOilE Mt'E.
II Im llubltN la IIIn Oullo? II in Future
"W ork oh IIImXIduU.
This magnetic power is the subject of
tnanyenccre. Tbo enemies of lilaine deride
the men wfio are fond of him by calling
them victims of this personal magnetism.
Analjzs this personal magnetism and
you will Had it is nothing more than the
fact of an uno&uming intellectual cuperiority,
a keen, trcnchant common sense that
commands admiration.- Vtry few public
men at abort range fufill the popular idea.
Thoy are apt to prore dieappointing through
[lie exhibition of some incomplete,undeveloped
Bide. It i9 rare enough that a public
man of prominenco is a pleasant companion.
' Mr. ?!aino is bo mzny-nided ss to be
clasaed aa a man of genius. He is an orator.
n nalinhed writer. a Atnriant nf liiafnrw
awidareador of general literature, a sue ?
ceeaful finuticier, a thorough man of the t
world, a complete master of tho art oi c
pleasing iu a social way.
Aa a conversationalist Mr. Blaine has few a
equate. He has a keen appreciation of fun, 8
and can tell a story with a wonderful aim- r
plicity. There ia no dragging prelude, no P
verbose details preceding a stupid finale. u
Iheatory i? presented always dramatically
and tired almost as if from a gun when tbo
point In reached. Mr. Blaine's ability to
antertain a private circle aa well aa a public
audience a^ws that he has great power
aa an actor. Yet even in his private talk
ho dote not fall into the habit of the average
public man cf making speechts or
solilcquizing. He is quite williug to licten
when any ouo haa anything to say, and
never aj-peara more at hia beat than when
he id taking part in a running tiro of bright,
sharp talk.
Tho dinner-table in tho Blaine house is
tho place where the gayest of good-humored
chaff rules. * From U to 8 tho dinnot
speeds under cover of running talk upon
the incidents of tho day.
Mr. Blaine ia very happy in liia family.
None of his children appear to regard him
aa mort than a bfg brother. Unless called i
out by a dinner cr earne social gathering, 1
u ?? I.ama . ti? 11
mi. U.U1UU 10 uno;u ni nuuiu. uc uciuupj
to 110 club, and keeps mora to himself than j
ft man of hia social ineticcts might be expectedtodo.
IJo does not even play the
gime of poker, which in ho general an
accomplishment among pnblic men.
IIo han nothing of tho reputation of a
Puritan, but in reality his private life in as
irreproachable as the raoat ritrid moralist
could aak. llo is onoof the few men in
public lilo whose name has nover been
coupled in tho moat indirect way with ar.y
intrigues with women. Out in "society he
in a very gallant admirer of thefiirarx.but
there is yet to bo breathed ogains*. liim the
11 rat word of scandal in this direction.
Ho is a vtrv tcmperato man at tho table.
Ho occasionally driuks a ?lofa of wine, bat
ho never Jiina the whi6ky-drinking ranks
in either tho Uocai or tne Hena'e. I do
not know of an\thine that wntilil m?'<?
more ot a oounation (ban would tho faot o( i
tils going into either ol the 8enato bar- i
rooms to alt d>wn and drink whltky with t
the Senators who think nothing of drinking i
i\t least a pint of whisky every day of their
Yet one Wi*?nld not notlco Mr. Blalno'B
temperance, as there ia no naaumption of i
especial virtue put on with it. llo eayB 1
nothing about it, and when aeked to partake
hooinlly with his public asaociatca lias
always maucged to uvoid indulgence with- 1
out R'vlcg the idea that he has any epcclal
objection to tho habit or any denire to
crUicieethe habit in others. Dirlrg the
ldat yojr of hia literary work Mr. Blaine
haa lived wfth tho greatest simplicity. llo
hai retired early, ao as to devoto the fovonoon
of h!a daya to work. Ho haa peratetod
In following tho moak. rigid cju'.em regarding
hia hoar*. Ho has not been vialble
to cullers any dny until 2 o'clock in tho
nftornoon. Fram then cn ho I133 devoted
himself to social talk, riding and driving,
and light readinz.
ma future worn:.
Tho. work upon the book has made a
gruai uittu uyuu iur. iimiund iuijrinm re*
Boorcoo, bat with a brief vacation ha haa
gone rapidly to work upon tho 6econd volume.
This ho will have completed by thi>
lira*, ol next December.
I asked him tho other night if it would
bo posaiblo for a nomination to interfere
with thia work. HIb answer to that was
Uiat no possible political contingency
could intcrfore with his finishing the
8econd volume. Ho will go to his heme at
Augusta, Me., during tho last of this month,
at least a week before tho June convention.
There he will remain comparatively
isolated. He will bo too far out of tho way
to bo over-rnu with viaitora whatever happens
at tho Juno convention. Ho has
found a strange pleasure in writing his
book. He haa been all his life since hla
college-days a student of American history.
There ia no man in public or private life
to-day who is bo thoronghly familiarwith
tho growth and progress of hia country as
Mr. Blaine. His memory is a marvelous
one. He retains without difficulty everything
that he reads, and rarely errs In his
historical allusions. It is a matter o( great
pride with him that tho first volumo of his
history has not as yet had any of ita facts
questioned. It la his idea that a man who
writes history should have no other object
than the honest recital of the facta con-1
nected with the period which he la seeking |
to dweribe, Whero history la written
with b certain object in view. tho history
llsolf is too apt to bo colored to 1*
of value to the impur Ia1 student. Mr.Blalno
thlnha that tho one tttiilt of tho brilliant
anil great Macauliy'n Hs'ory of England
is that it vm written with the object of suataiuinirjtho
Whin parly. H? boa tried In hia
work to ljavo no object in view beyond givi?K
an impartial rccord of tho period covered
by hia history. It U for tho public to
decide how far hn hao Biiccoedod. Origin'
ally hn had an idea of written hlo mum*
olrn. Thin would hate Riven an opportunity
for a cloeer record of perronal ubscrvation,
and would havo also ulvon room for
allghter volnef trdatnnnt. With his strong
descriptive powerf, liiif xcellontknowl?>lK?
of mon, aud memory for oven th?? tfKilp
of hia time, his memoirs would have pon>
B?8?cd extraordinary interest. It is rouble
that Mr, Ulalnn may yet wrileauch a
work. With his rfslorodhealth he promisor
to beaUnnre upon the American elm
for tho ntxt twenty years. lie ii too active-iulndcd
a man to ever remain idlo,
rusitrr a.nkcuotk.
lla has ji jpwat fund of personal
anecdotea which ho employs in tho most
i -i-???)"'3 vvwwiuu. iiu
tolls bis Gtorlea iw If lie enjoyed them himself,
and thoy very often ouiphitBize bin
meaning m no heavier argument could do.
Humming up. one Undo so much to Ad*
mire in bis varlod information, hla social
culture, bis power and individuality m a
stutoaman in tbo truo nenso ol tlio word,
that one is constantly tempted In tbo direction
of extravagant enlojry. If one wishes
to bo Mr. Hlaino's enemy ho must keep
away from him, beyond tbn reach of his
voice, and close his pye3 and ean to nnythins
but tbo nnciont elorlea of bis former
onemiee, many of wiiom are to-day his
friends. Criticism of this brilllaut and able
man Bhonld be left to those who know that
they are better than bo, by men who have
never made any mistake#; by thosowbo
have always dono right, and waoso one rugretinllfe
is the sorrowful fact that tbo
mnjirity of men are not llko unto Ibcra iu
good nets*.
Ill* l'nuiily nml ISI? I'orJnue ? Noclnl
Mr. Blaine has worked as etendily at hla
lelflmposod task ai aid AnthonyTrollopo
ipon bis dally work. Mr. Blalno bsliovcs
he writing of fifteen hundred words Ib a
;ood day's work. Moro than this ho has
lot averaged, although he has attlmis '
ipnrted up to tbo limit of eight thousand
vorda with the aid of bin BQcreiarics.
Hie averago day's work is not more than
in ordinary newspaper column. This '
lolnt Bbould be noted by the newspaper 1
iditor who thinks tho reporter who writes '
ea? than throo columns a day la ft poor '
rind of a man. >
The stories of his largj receipts from his '
>ook have not been at all exareerated. lie <
ecfivea eighty cents a volumo from bis t
)ubllsbern. They now believe thoy will i
?11 a half a million copies of the book.
Chis will rIvo Mr. Blalno $100,000 for his
ear's work. It ia not unreasonable to sup- i
lose that those who buy the first volumo ,
vill COHlDltUfl thati* nniwIuM *?? V?1-~ '
Tbla will give Mr. Blalno over
.oO,(M) as the fruit of hia flrat venture
uto the rich pasture of historical literature.
Whoa Mr. ll'aine was flrat retired to prirato
life ho thought flomu of &oing back to
Ha old editorial work. But then thecal
?l a metropolitan newspaper and the d?ub'ul
possjbilitica conuect-xl with it mnde
um hesitate. Ha thought a'so of a political
weekly, but It wai tho history which
iualiy captured hia wind. "With the mod?t
invf straeut rrqaired fcr tho purchase of
ieveral quarta of ink, numerous reams of
)ap?r,aud boxra of pens and tho labor of
ive or nix hours a day for nearly two veara
ur. Blaine will realira what even inthrso
laya must be regarded as a handsome foi*
Mr. Blaine's present fortune is one that
iaa been a subject of a great deal of goeiip.
it haa been catimated by bouio romancers
o be as high as two millions of dollars.
L his is an enormous exaggeration. He is
indouhtedly in eaoy circumstances, and
las onjoyed /or.years a liberal income frcm
lis Pennsylvania coal properties. Mr.
Jlaino onco eaid to a visitor that bo was
icher than any of tho so wiled millionaires
if the day, becauso ho had all that he
vanted. lie in not an avaricious man. He
s not niKK&rdly in his expenditures,
(either is ho envionc. Jle eoema to havo
oinr.d to tlio libaral and hospitable free*
laudedneca of the West tho obaervatlve
arefulneao of the liwt.
His style of living at Washington has
ilways btiftn comfortable, never extravaant
Ilia carrieRca aud horwi would
lever attract notice anywhere, while at tho
ame time they are plenty Rood econgh far
ay gentleman to twe.
In hia manners Mr. Blaine is essentially
democrat. IIo never yet in anycf tho
arious periods of I1I3 career shown any
ride cf place. He io eimplo and una fleeted.
Ie harbora few, if any, reaentmenta. The
cneral public have 6uppo6od him to be a
reat enemy of OonkWna's. Thiais.it
me. H? wonld a? willingly shake IwuJi
rith Oonkling to-morrow if Canklinc were 1
0 meet him half way as he would with a&v'
if his lornier associates. He has inter.
irliln ?n?1 a fiarir lomno. i ?>
'okcd, but when hia rag a explodca nu
lumbering resentment is lilt behind. He
loes not believe in tho (.'atesinansbip of
cveuge. Upon this anbj?cfc hu Bald one
1q7 ''Lifo ia too abort J'o wait lorptr(on.il
retaliation for icjurlca rccclved. If
rou can atriku out a good olronp b.ow at
ho timo well and good. Cat tho world
novea toj f^at ljr one to waste his lifo?ln
waiting for au opportunity to gralUy mere
personal revenge."
If Mr. Blaine should happen lo be nominated
at Chicago a tunibir of nooplo will
probably diecurs bia religions views. 1 do
not think that Mr. Blaine himself gives tho
iubj-;ct of religion any epocial thought Ho
a a regular attendant at the I'reobyterian
Dhurch hero. Ilia entire family ?ro of the
?sme belief. His mother, however, wai a
Roman Catholic. Mr. IJlaino himself ia a
:ousiu of Mrs General Sherman. It is his
connection with the E*ing fondly which i
Ida brought up from time to time the .
;uui^u iiiiji iiu wiw uiuiutu v. u.uuguu. 11 1
ivouldnotbo impcsdblo to obtain from 1
Mr. Blaluo Lhxs^if any public denial of
inch a charge. Ha does not believe tbat 1
my ono haBa ri>;ht toinlrcdcce a religious 1
tcct in political canvrxees. 1 ouca heard
liim buy: "i havo alwaya boon a member
' f the l'rtebytcrino Church. 1 havw never
been a Catholic; but I would not make any
public statement tbat I was not a Catholic,
Because I would not ho mado to appear
aven in tho fUKht?Bt degree rb rcileciin^
upon the religion of my mother."
Mr. B'.aiuo comes of a diatinjiuiohed
family, llo h?3 behind him an cnceetry of
cultivated and wealthy men. Ilia ureatL-mnd'alber,
Col, Kpbraim Blaine, of Carlisle.
Pa., woB CommiEcarv. General cf the
Continental nrtny from 1778 to tho end of
the war In 1783. The grandfather of Mr.
Blaine, Jamta Gillespio Blaine, for whom
he was named, was educated to n lawyer.
He vbited Eiropsand remained there for
a number of years. His lifo abroad diverted
his attention from purcukg the practico
of hia prolteu\on. Pofaeraini: independent
moans he W8B enabled to Mlow ft life of
t?? I In 1?(Tt
bavins uchiovod n certain diminution in
connection with tho thou Btniraling diplomacy
ol tbo colonies. Mr. Maine's fnthi r
was born in Carlisle,'tho place whore tho
diplomat Blnino resided nftcr liio return
from Europe. Epbrnira 11, lJlalne, tho
father of tho euhj'ct o! this ekrtcb, was a
very BVilllall bn5inc?a raaiv Housed tho
meats left him by tho elder .liimca GiUeapio
BU.ino i? tho puichaaeol tbo cre&t tracts
ol laud in Weaitrn Pennsylvania. Tlieao
lands are ut present the she of numerous
coal and iron mines and ato worth many
millions. A'though the father of Mr.
Blaine did not hold on to theso properties
until anything of their modern value was
discovered, jet ho retained enough to leave
n handsome property to bis son. Mr.
Blaino to-day is tho owner of ono of tbo
moat valuabln coal properties in Monongahela
connty. Pennsylvania. This has been j
devoloped from a tract o! wild land into a
f;reat proporty, which baa for yearn brought j
na very handsome income. Mr. Blaine)
inherited the basinets qualities of bisj
father. He han mode moht of his money
in coal lands of Western Pennsylvania and
West Virginia. Ho went to Maine on account
of his marriago with a Maine lady.
At tho time ot his entrance in Congress, in
1802, bio private fortune wr.o estimated to
be in tho neighborhood of a quarter of a
million of dollars.
What hoo come to him' ^ince has been
through Uio natural increase of shrewd investments
of his original capital. A deaj
cendant of a long line of well-to-do educated
men ho has had a tradition of business
honor to sustain which la without ;
I In' all the outcry that l,u been made
agiinst Mr, Blaine timCs by bis
?? ? n JL1 tl'lii ?
political onetnloa no ono hat been able (o
show that ho ever defrauded anyone. II? ,
hi ti never boen at tho head of any stock
nntorpriao gotten up to Dwindle inveatora.
He han violated no truat fundi), ami has
wrecktd nono of tho propertitu with which
ho Iiaa been connected.
It ia poealblo becauae Mr. ttlntno la
known to bo a moat exceilont bualntea man
that tbo nubile would expect from blni
better judgnont and greater clrcumBfcctlon
in buBinem management than liom
tho average pnbllo mnn.
A. NU'clcti ?r lite l.ile of Urn.
liom in Jackaon county in tho State of
Illinois, in tho year 1S22, John A. Logan
has crowded into alxty?two yearn of lifo a
Bjrlca of evonto and triumphs cocond to no
man in tho cor.ntry. lite parentage w?a
poor and,obacure. Obacurily and poverty
aeem, after all, tho raw material frcta
which true groatnrs] la wanafac'ured ti 0
world over, lie lies dianellnd tlm ???iv
obscurity, os the pageB of his countrj s
history prove, but beyond tho rccelpl oC
his salary ua n public otllcer, bo ia still &
poor man, and this fact iaa strong recommendation
of bifl honesty, Tho United
States has never been lavish of tho salaries
which it bus paid to tho men upon whom
public trusts havo devolved, and when u
public ofllcor enters upon hia duties poor,
aud retires from ctllco rich, tho
tho potent fact must bo that mora of
his time has beeu spent in private entertainments
than has b??on devoted to the
public good. The rducatian of Logan's
youth wan tho beat tho times afforded, for
in those dajs tho schoolmooter was not
abroad, neither did the doors of the public
school Bwinn in every hamlet, as now. He
made tho most of the poor facilities ut
bund, and boing of a studious and retlectivo
turn, digested well what ho l<a'l
learned. Tne Mexican war interruj t ng
hie peaceful life, heshoulderedhlsmutke-.
and, though but a youth, inarched oil'
shoulder to shoulder with st?lwart
men to defend hia country the encroachment
of a foreign loe.as years alter he
offered his Ufa to protect tint same country
from destruction by tho efforts of a domestic,
foe. In tho Mexican war he achieved
distinction, rising from tlio rank of a privata
to a Lieutenant's grade, hia promotion being
earned by the true teit of a soldier's meritbravery
and obedience. Peace restored, and
bv its restoration the. boundary line of tht)
United States tlxed, .Logan returned to hia
liome, began the study of lavr.nnd was gradjated
at the University of Louisville, Kentucky,
in tho year 1*851. Logan was not
iestincd to become a uiere i-peclatorof events
trountl him, neither could the times afford to
lUftitin the low of hi* talents unci power, nor
:ould the maii'ri nature permit hint to wuller
inu*ed the energies with v.hichhe wan en*
nts ruuLic cakeei:.
Iq tho year 1852 ho was olected a mealier
of the Legislature to represent Frankin
and Jackeon countie?, and was again
lcctod to tho same otlico in 185(5. At tho
amo time ho was appoiulcd I'roficcuting
Utornej; and whether in the Legielative
ibIIh or before the ciicait jury, he was
irorapt and eQective in the discharge ot
ivery duty, lie waB bold and fearlets, too,
n tho expression o( hia conceived ideu uc
ight, and hia conclusions on any subject
vcro reached only niter matured etToiia.
iach qualifications iu a mat* with lea?
laturul gilts than Logan would mark him an
in object of admiration for hia fellow nun
jvcrywhero. The tequel of hia lifethowa
hat thy were fnlly appreciated in him.
The listings court of the State Capital
toon grew too small to confine hia efforts,
in tho year 1850 ho was chosen & IVesilential
elector and sent a3 a Representsive
to the Thirty-sixth and Thir yisventh
?e?aionQ of Congress. While ho
was in Congreci tho lowering clouds of civil
liscord broke into Btorm.
What iu known as the war of the robelion
waa no unexpected event. It wna anicipated
for yea re. It waa as inevitable
us mo coiniog oi me nigot when the day
a done. There wore honest differences
tforth and South roepocting the interprelaion
oi tho constitution, and the settlement
il these differences determining tho .per>etuation
of tho Union could be accoradiahed
by tho swcrd alono. With the biterncBa
and protraction oi that war cngenlercd
and prolonged by speculation in tho
forth and fanaticism in the South, John
'*ogan wad not in sympathy. When he
aid aside hia sword there waa no nialico in
lia heart, no bate toward'a people whose
esidence waa hounded by geographical
ines. Jle fought for a principle, and that
>rinciplo established, he believed ita
nainttnance meant equal political rights
or all.
Resigning his seat in Congrees he erganzsd
tho Thirty-lrst lllinoia Volunteers
nd became their Colonel. The wHr waa
10 holiday tournament for tho Thirty-first
Illinois Regiment. Neither they nor their
Monel meant that it should baeuch. At
jrt Donelaon their valor and prowess
rero twtod. Never did soldiers behave so
sail. II Lcgan never baforo could claim
lia soldiciB* heaTto his conduct at DonclOQ
won from them thn -*
he human mind?tho admiration ol one
nan tor another man's bravery. Tho batlewws
hot nnd tierce?it reunited in vieory.
As Logan was borno from the Held
nduring tho agony of a dangerotiB wound
10 knew that the u?y was victorious in tho
ioarna ory of victory that reached hia oars;
ie folt. with hia ebbing blood, whou aU
iroundhitn wag growing dark, that the.
Jnion flag had supplanted the rebel colora
)n Fort Donelaon.
At PitiBburg Landing and Hhiloh tho gal
ant Logan next led his troops to victory.
Here hia soldierly conduct, his .betting in
he preseuco of tho deadly charge, h> cool
ind so brave, Irs judgment ho unwarped
iud clear, and his own and his troops discipline
so perfect, won tho pra'x i of General
Sherman, who, in hia reports of tho battles,
speaks of him in unstinted praise. Ac
Atlanta he ww appointed to assume the
command left vacant by tho death cf tho
lamented General McPherson. Everv step
upward, every advance in lifo that Logan
ever attained to, whether in the forum or
on tho Hold, wsa made simply and pnroly
aa tho reward of merit. Ilo had no West
Point prestige to advancohirc; he fastened
on the General's spurs because there was no
0110 elso to wear them. Tho biographer of
Logan caunot hope to convey in cold typo
to tho reader anything eitlier of hia military
prowess or tho veneration of hismldiern
for him. Tho records cf the War Department
tell "of one; ask tho Army cf tne
Teuntfseo for thej other. Ilia conduct at
lUnnlonn K-uloV. Atlanta * "
(UU 11 on r/
waa repeated in every ongagemrnf, gnat
and.ariiall, in which ho figured. llo was a
true soldier from tho day ho entered tho
cervice, at tho beginning of the war, until
the hour at which be laid aside his sword
at ito clcee.
It munt have been nacincoofplensaro
for General Lcj?an to know tliut hto etTotte
in hiflcountry'abebnlf wero apprecfntod by
iiia coutrymen. Americano appreciato
nolhihK oo much na merit. Logan wan appointed
In In 1S02 ag Minletpj- to Mexico,
which cilice ho declined. InlS66bowaa
elected C'ongreflFmnn-at-lariro for thrco
terms. Honor had not yet done its moat
Ha meat fir tho man. In 1871 fco waa
chosen a United 8latw Senator, and filled
hla Eest UP.'al March 4,1877. From tho
ranks of a private in ono war to tbo position
of a Major 'General in another; from
the narrow walla cf a County court to tho
United S'.atoa Senate?these etridea to
honor am', preferment tro rarely mado by
.??.* iuu luuumHioii
of hie term in the Eenatoho began again
tbopractico of bin profession in hia nativo
Stole, but fame and hia fellow-citizona
caraostill aeokicg him. Public intereeta,
tho people foil, wero Eafe in hia bande;
ho wr.a the guardian without bond, tho
trua'ce with no restraint. Ho waa again
Heded to tho United Statfa Sanatoin
187t?, aud ia nt preaont filling that exalted
John A. I^gan'a wtedom as a Btatesmea
j is b??t proven b? tho Inct that be has repIrehrnted
bin. nativo State in every Ipglalativfi
capacity within its boundaries, nnd
has biMin twice choaen to make tho iawa
of hia country in hia conntry'a Senate.
Volumos could not twy more ol tho capability
of the mad. Ilifl courae in all thiuga
ban ever been one of truo conservatism.
Thoroughly uuteltish in everything,
fearless in hia advocacy ol right, regardlesfl
of tho feelinK of partv cliqucB, forgetful of
eelf in bin fidelity to hia country's trusts,
social and tw?J In hia intercourse with all
men, John A. Logan's namo in his conntry'abiaVory
must ever bo couplod with
America's dlatinguifthed men, ns among
tho moat honost of her citizons, tho greatrat
o! her soldiers, andjtha wiaoot of he^

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