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- , WHEELING, W. YA., WEDNESDAY MORMNb, JUNE 20, 1888. * YOLUME XXXYI NUMBER 200."
WISHED AUGUST 24, 1852. ? ===^=
EiO 1
Wpmalleled
IS TilE HISTORY OF POLITICAL
CONVENTIONS,
Is (lie Ureal Assemblage of Reliiihlirans
at Chicago.
Dramatic Scenes and Incidents
Without Number.
Kliiqaeat and Patriotic Speeches
by (ireat Orators.
TIib Name of James 0. Blaine
Si-Is the Convention Wild.
Honors to the First liopiibllfaii
['residential Candidate
Ami l? tlio Most Distinguished
Colored Leader in the Country.
.1 Factional Fight Between the
Contesting Virginians
( uiisimil's Much of tho Time and
the End is Not Yet.
A Hitter Fight That Will Amount
to Little in the Long Ruu.
A Long Session of the Convention
is Inevitable.
The l'ersonel of tho Ticket Still
a Matter of Speculation. i
I'l.idiirm Will lin I'iliinuli- !
livtlly for Protection,
Ami Then1 Will lie .No Mils- i
wnmpcry This Time. !
I
1
FjicHal Dhjmlch t<> Iht Intdllgaicer.
Ciiicaco, .1 une 11).?'The great Conven- |
tion has been opened in splendid style, j
mid before it was four hours old it had a j
big light on its hands in the liand-to- 1
liand ronlliet begun in Virginia and j
transferred to this broader field.
It had been thought that there would I
!? u struggle, as there was four years J
ago, over the temporary chairmanship, j
fur it was no secret that Thurston, who (
hud been selected as a compliment to h
the West, was antagonized in that great j
section. The National Committee had t,
some fear that it had made a mistake j
and might be overruled. Kstee, of Cal- c
ifornia, advised his friends to let the
thing go, and an incipient revolt was ii
quelled, exeept as to Kansas, which sifti- t
ply got itself hissed for objecting to jj
Thurston without giving any reasons, i
It was I
A TRYING SITUATION j
for the Nebraska man, but it gave him r
an opportunity to personally impress j
tUiMitimntinn t\n muininii liiu nililroUU I t
...u.uutciuv.. fc with
ureal dignity and without u refer
enco to Kansas. ,
Thurston is very bald in front, which i
helps to make his forehead more imINwiiig,
and after the manner of many (
wiso men he wears spectacles, ilis I
voice is strong, harsh and soon showed <
wear and tear. If he had known it, he t
illicit have saved a good deal and been
ms well heard, for the acoustics of the 1
ureal hall are uood. Parts of Thurs- '
ton's speech were quite brightand all fair, j
hut it was not quite up to the occasion. ,
There is much criticism of his references i
to Blaiue, first holding him up high and '
suddenly slaniniing him down on his ,
hack. The Maine men are saying that j
it is not iu the province of the presiding i
ollicer to forbid-the convention to nouii- !
nate anybody. Others criticise the
speech on quite opposite grounds, insisting
that Thurston intended to stimulate
a Maine boom which needs no
stimulating. My own judgment is that
under the circumstances Thurston had
a deal too much to sav about
Blaine. The
CHEEKS THAT KOM.OWKI) TI1K PUA YElt
were an unusual feature, but if preachers
don't want that kind of thing they
must not pray that kind of prayers.
There was no irreverence in the cheers;
tiny dimply took the place of amens.
The convention couldn't help it.
Everybody was in good humor?except,
of couree, old Virginians?becauso
everybody can see all that goes on and
hear a voice of average strength. In
thin resjwet the hall it* much superior to
that of four years ago and to the longnecked
affair in St. Louis. The hall is
also brilliant and well ventilated.
Those Virginians who got into the
convention were there for the tight
which everybody expected, but it was
not thought they would spring it in
open convention before the committee
had investigated. Wise's plea for fair
play showed why it was opened so early.
He did not wantMahonetositas a judge
in his own case, which comprehends a
tfrcat tleal more than his own seat. For
the convention it means tho seats of all
his followers whose titlo is assailed, and
it involves his grip on the party machinery,
without which his light would
go out.
The spectacle was
1NTKNSKLV DRAMATIC.
Wise?young, broad, physically strong,
beardless, brainy and full of tho tire of
youth, heated red-hot by indignation,
confronted a veteran soldier who carries
into civil affairs the uilen of a commander
on the field of battle; a leader
who gives orders and shoots for disobedience;
a dainty little man with littl?'
feet; tiny hands and the beard of d
patriarch. These men confronted each
??ther savagely as though they were
lighting with drawn swords, or wild
beasts about to rend each other wit
teeth and clnwfl. At one timo they stoo
within three feet of each other, glarinj
the two men wrought up to a tromei
dous pitch. Malione wan replying 1
Wise, knowing full Jwell that ever
word must tell to counteract the capt
vating effect of his young antagonist
manly speech. Quick us a Hush Wis
interjected a contradiction. "That is s
fulse us you arc foul," shouted Muhom
turning on Wise us though to
RUN IIIM THROUGH WITH A 8WOIUJ.
Everybody within range saw. Neurl
everybody heard the half-howled, hul:
hissed retort. Then the convention sui
Wise step quickly to Muhone's side un
move his lips. What hu said wus no
heard, but Wise stepped buck with
flushed face andjMahono hesitated in hi
speech, livid and shaking with Mfcc.
"Wise lias refused to light duels," re
marked one of the press gang who ',Ul
been intently watching the scene.
"Yes," replied another, "but who
could one Virginian have said to an
other under such a strain ?"
What Wise did say to Mahone in tha
exciting moment is what a good man;
would like to know. Wise wanted an
other chance at Mahone but the con
veution shut oil' further controversy
There will be more of it, and when i
comes up again it may take a day o
more. The feeling against Mahone's pu
culiar rule grows.
The convention is in for a long run
c. n. n.
THE SITUATION IjAST NIUIIT.
CoIIii|in?> of SliiTiiinu mill Grenlutiu Hooiiik
How Went Virginia Will Vot? on tin
Pirn! Itullot ? A Little Joke on C'owilvii
At tliu lluailqiiiirturii, ?Vr.
Special Dlt/xitrh In the Intelligencer. ,
Chicago, June 11).?Nothing in tin
convention to-day throws any light 01
the situation or helps in any way t<
solve the uiflicult Presidential problem
Ontuiilo (hi) cnnvmition hall, but not ii
parades ami hotel lobbies, a close investi
nation reveals a few things. Shermai
has leas chance than he had yes
terday, when he wuomcd to " Ik
out of the question, li is a fac1
that weak-kneed Sherman men an
taken to the Ohio headquarters, b\
drummers for other candidates, to lei
them soundthe shallow depths of the
Sherman current in Ohio and see foi
themselves that Ohio doesn't mean it,
Some go away pained, some disgusted
with the mockery of politics- in some oi
its phases. Another apparent fact u
that liresham is not as utrong as yestcr
Jay. Before the balloting begins hi*
jase will be regarded as quite as hope
less as Sherman's.
intemperate zeal
ms contributed to this; so has the impregnable
part of Indiana, which sticks
o Harrison, makes gains for him, and
viil not admit that it has any special in,erest
in G res ha in or is likely to have.
Indiana says to the convention, "\\\
lave no objection U) Illinois presenting
jer favorite, but if there be no hope of
Indiana admitting Greshain once more
nto her family Greshaui must drop
>ut." lie is dropping and it does not
leem that he can regain his hold. Alder's
friends say he has gained to-day,
>ut there are only eyes that see guin
nough to speak of. PepeW doesn't
novo either way. Blaine men flhow inreusing
disposition to
00 to harrison*,
md this may mean a good deal bcfori1
he week ends. This is a source ol
1?. t.f : Tlw. U?.?no?
;rowing IlUITiflUii nnuiiKui. xuu ?n?n.?ov
nay not show greatly on the first ballot,
>nt it is a practical nuantity and there
vill be more of it. Harrison gains also
>ecanse bis managers have sense. They
twait nobody; they simply talk up their
nan. To-dav they sent a delegation to
he Virginia lieadquartcrs and addressed
he brethren. .So thev go the. rounds,
n the event of the Convention being
inablo to agree on any one of the men
u the field,
LOOK OUT KOR M'KINLHV,
>f Ohio. He isa great favorite and would
)e personally acceptable to the Rlaine
leuient, which enn control the nominuion
if it wants to.
West Virginia's ballot on the first vote
ivill have to be revised a little. Sherman
(vill not get so many as have been
lounted for him. Ile^ will get White,
Peterson, Swann, Curtin, and possibly,
not certainly, Payne, who arrived this
evening, but has not been where hecouh!
be seen. Berkshire,MilleruudCoonerwIl
vote for Harrison; Hubbard and Frew
for Greshaui; Smith for Alger; Moori
for Blaine. Harrison stands well to dc
much better in the West Virginia dele
ration. Mr. Atkinson, beingaskedwlm
had become of the Sherman delegates ir
West Virginia, charged that Cowder
lliiMn to ninkn ennd i
Gro8hnin order for delivery, and tha
Cowden hnd gone through the trouseri
mid waistcoat of a Delaware man to gel
the necessary funds. At all events, it ii
true that the Delaware man's garmentJ
[i.s aforesaid were found last night on th?
platform of the "West Virginia" ear ii
which Cowden slept; money and watcl
were gone.
mo uk west viugixian8,
There were more West Virginia ar
rivals to-day, ami more have telegrapher
for quarters. West Virginians here no\
are estimated at 1,200. There was neve
such an attendance from the State t?
any National Convention. Wo eouli
easily hold a State Convention of repre
sentativo men, and we may conclude t
do it. Our hoys are haying a good time
and doing no discredit to the State
Wesley Mollahan, Col. Klihu Iluttoi
and some other Democrats, are here 01
the anxious scat. We are hoping til
best for them.
The Intklligexckk is in great dc
mand, but something seems to be wron
with the mails here.
Tickets to the convention buy as hig!
as $50, though some have sold for d
low as $15. I hear that for the thiftl
fnntili nn>1 llftK .Inu uu tlltllOl 1IM &70 i
offered, a ticket being good f?r ouo
only. No West Virginia tickets aref<
j sale, being divided up for each sessio
so as to make a little go as far t
possible. c. it. h.
THE rUOCECDINCS IN DETAIL
A Scene rnpnritlleletl in tlto Country'* II!
tory?Tile OpfiiltiB ScnnIoii of the Gra
Convention?Speeche* of Chnlrtnnn .lone
of the Nntionul Committer, nnil Temp
rnry 1'renhlent Tliuraton?Knthunlnniit f<
lllnlne nml Protection, ?*e.
Chicago, June 19.?When Chairmt
Jones, of the National Republican Cot
mittee, ascended the platform of tl
great Auditorium Hall at noon to a
the National Convention to order, 1
looked upon a scene unparalleled in t!
history of public gatherings in tl
country. larger assemblages have be
held in more spacious hulls, but at no
have the ocular properties been so eff<
, tive, or the brilliancy of illuminati
and picturesque colorings been so splc
did. Every face can be seen withe
f effort and an audience of less than t
I thousand appears to be au almost cou:
h less multitude. The magnificc?^ 8Wee,
tl of the great gallery alone which seat
r nearly .'1,000 persons, is a picture whicl
" impresses even those familiar with grea
x" audiences and the whole scene, bathei
-o in a Hood of electric light shed by 2?50
y incandescent lamps
i. TH1ULLH THE MOST SLUGGISH IIHART.
'8 The auditorium is 200 feet long am
ie 120 feet wide, with two side balconie
a and a great gallery, the seats in whicl
f rise tier on tier at an angle of 40 degree*
The stage, which is but slightly rais?<
above the floor of the hall, commands i
view not only of the great audience ii
y front, but of a* large balcony in the rea
f. and a tier of boxes at either side. Thii
v stage stretches from side to side of tin
hall, and ncrnmmoduteH. in addition t<
the President's platform., which is in tin
t center, several hundred newspaper rep
a resentatives. There are just 8,000 seat
in the hall, and as the convention is jnsi
called to order, probably U,000 peopU
are within the glance of Chairman Jonei
i- eye.
[1 * The decorations appear a tripe bewil
dering at first. The walls, ceiling ami
every post, pillar and panel is covered
1 with flags, bunting and streamers in va
- ried designs and colors and portrait*
and paintings of historic designs meel
, the eye everywhere. The red, white
and blue is conspicuous, of eouffiC, UVby
ry where, but a great sheet of terra cot to
bunting hangs as a roof between the
i. sunlight, which pours through it from n
. groat open space just above the greal
* gallery, and relieves the otherwise mo
* notony of go prodigious a display of the
r national colors. But even the sunlight
. shines but dimly in.the great hall,
THE KLECTIUC ILLUMINATION
, being de]>ended upon because of the impossibility
of protecting the audience, in
the present unfinished state of the building,
and letting in the day at the same
. time. The arrangement of the electric
i* lamps in great stars, suspended from the
. roof and walls of the hall, is one of the
most effective and beautiful features ol
the scene which greets Chairman Jones,
i> tis he stands, himself a striking figure,
tall, erect, with the appearance and air
of a patriarch?with suspended gavel, to
hush the great bustle ami stir before
him, to present a clergyman who is to
ask the divine blessing on the deliberations
of the Convention. Some of the
details of the auditorium decorations are
worth special mention.
At the apex in front of the Chairman's
d<>j<k i.s a irilded Ameriean eaifle. and lie
t neath it, a portrait of Washington. On
> the right of the Chairman's desk is a
' plaster bust of the late Gen. John A.
t I<ogan, in heroic size, draped with an
1 American flap. Hanging iron} one of
* the boxes at the right is a large painting
of Logan's charge at the battle of .ytlan;
ta. On the north and south walls of the
f auditorium, framed in festoons of largo
t American Hags, and surrounded by a
CHICLE OK KLECTltIC ST A Its,
are portraits of Lincoln and Grant, the
designs being mammoth in proportion
and form the two most striking details
of the decorations. Flashing its parti-colored
brilliancy full into the face of the
1 audience and delegates i* " suspended
American shield, formed of ditfurenf. pol..
ored electric lamps.' This shield, its
horizon of stars, its stripes of the Union,
ate all pictured out and put in a basso
| relievo of ljgl)/. by the flashing jets
: through the red, white l)ljw globes.
At the points of exit and entraflpo
the hall, which dip like great wells into
the auditorium, are the Nation's standards,
planted at either side, and draped
so as to bide tlje pom/h boards which
form the staircases of thege avenges \o
the convention, of which thefb' ate
suflicient to emnty the place in case of
an accident in three minutes.
A SIGNIFICANT INCIDENT.
A Boston club has planted its magnificent
banner, five feet long, just bejjjnd
it ? ??.l U l?...r!iw.
Miunwigc, .???. * |..WM?V .b
in letters of gold upon a Held of blue,
i the sentiment* whiph appear to he the
uppermost in the minds of the delegates.
Tlio banner is inscribed:
"HOME MARKET CLUB OK BOSTON.
American W/ikc? for Amcrlcnn Workingmen.
American MarkoU for the American People.
Protection for Americau Itonjf.%"
, This banner is marked by delegates us
they come into the hall and by spectators
as they gather in the galleries and
balconies. It is cheered time after time.
The arrangement of the delegates'
seats, which has beeh made in alphabetical
order, beginning with Alabama on
the extreme right aisle, throws the two
great States of New York and Pennsylvania
together on the front almost uit
rectly facing the portrait of Washington
i on the panel of the chairman'.? platform.
The Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota,
( Alabama, Arizona and Dakota delcga,
tlons also have front seats. The Ohio
i delegation is directly back of the Now
I York seats, while Missouri, Iowa and
I Illinois are on the main aisle near the
centre of the space reserved for tho del
egates. The space reserved for the Dis>
trict of G'oluiubia Relegation is designa.
ted by a white banner marked in black
t letters. This is a conspicuous denature
i from tho general plan of noting the deli
gations. The situation of all tne others
l being designated by a blue silk banner,
L lettered in gojd. A significant view it*
3 the open space of empty seats in the
t Virginia delegation. The four JJa)iom?
i delegates at large havo been admitted tq
i the hall and are
J A>*ONK IN' TIIKIK 01.0ItY
| with plenty of room over in the extreme
southwest. There was no indication in
the hall of the great crush outside
- while the delegates and those who held
I seats were being admitted and directed
to their seats. The doors were not openv
ed until all of the interior arrangement
r were completed, and the crowd was kepi
i waiting until two large bouquets pf flow1
ers and a flower shield were hcinu nailed
upon tho Chairman's desk, which bean
o in Greek letters this inscription: "Jamei
!. A. Garfield was nominated from this
IQQA" 'PI.nf flu.
? 11 ALL IS DELIGHTFULLY COOL,
0 ami although a largo number of th<
spectators as they come in have fans ii
their hands they liml no practical use foi
^ them. The first of the delegates |<
. reach their seats are those from Ohio
led by Congressmen McKinley and Bet
18 Butterworth. McKinley, who is rnucl
' talked of as a dark horse, is recognizee
by a fe\V of the spectators in the gallon
V m,t* 8?*? u cheer or two, wliich, however
? is shorHivod. The Michigan delegatioi
" follows the Ohio men, entering in i
body and tilling up their block of seat
on the front of the second aisle.
As the spectators generally are ad
milled more tardily than the" delegate
?. there are few demonstrations as the con
nt vention begins to gather. Most of thog
inside the galleries are ladies, who ar
m. deeply interested but not demonstrate
lir Senator Hour, of Massachusetts, th
chairman of the last National Convei
in tion, walks down the aisle to the frot
and, followed by his fellow delegate!
takes his place as chairman of the deli
gation without being recognized by th
ill galleries, and a delegate who looli
l10 enough like Depew to be his twin brotl
, or talks a few moments with the Massi
0 chusetts Senator and retires. It is n<
>li Depew, however, but the roseiublam
on creates some little comment, and thei
no are not a few guesses as to his identit;
*c- At a quarter of 12 o'clock the membe
on of the National Committee come in i
!n? pairs and in groups. They met th
tut morning at their headquarters and hai
en just through their business, which h
Lit-1 been especially the gathering togutli
p of their remaining quota of tickets for
s seats. Judge Thurston, of Nebraska, arti
rives with the
j MEM HERS OF TIIE COMJIITTEE
y of his State and takes a seat on the stage
just back of thu chairman's desk, which
he is soon to occupy as the temporary
. presiding officer of the convention. Mr. I
Thurston is a smallish man who wears
H glasses and is dressed in sombre black.
1 GE.V. FREMONT CHEERED.
' As Gen. Fremont entered the hall he
1 was greeted with a round of applause
1 and cheers, the first genuine demonstrai
tion of the morning. He was escorted
<* to a seat on the platform, where he pro?
voked a further outburst of applause by
i meeting Fred Douglass as he came to a
> seat beside him and shook him by the
' hand.
Carson Lake, of the .National uommii
toe, came upon the platform just before
t the convention was called to order and
5 brought with him two handsome oak
J gavels, one of them merely polished and
intended for hard pounding. The other
is a more pretentious affair, intended as
I a gift ti? the temporary chairman, is
I richly chased in gold and has engraved
upon its several gold bands the names
J of Washington, Lafayette, Grant, Lin
coin, Garlield and J<ogan. ?
TUB CONVENTION OPENED.
| Precisely at 12:37 o'clock the gavel of
t Chairman Jones, of the National Ret
publican Committee, sounded sharply
upon the mahogony desk and the Ke'
publican Convention of 188S was formal1
ly opened. The hum of conversation
ceased throughout the vast auditorium,
and the buzz of expectation gave place
to an impressive si fence as the Chairman
. introduced the He v. Frank Gunsalaus,
of the Plymouth Congregational Church,
of Chicago, who opened the proceedings
with pruver. He thunked the Almighty
i for the blessing of Divine protection'.
i .He returned the gratitude of the Nation
for the benefit granted to it by Providence;
he returned thanks for the history
which came massed here, aud he expressed
a recognition of all that God
has done through the great organisation
whose representatives were here assembled.
He prayed that the convention
might be dominated by lofty purposes
in order that its work might uo much
for the glory of God and of man. In an
impressive manner lie invoked the Divine
protection of our soldier, the cap- ,
tain of our armies, who Jay so near to
death.
I'UOTKCTIOX CHEEKS.
At the conclusion of the prayer Chair
man Jones announced that the Secretary,
Mr. Fessenden, of the National
Committee, would read the call for the
convention issued by the National Com- !
mittiut A lliiKumM In tlu? 'call to the
position of (ho party upon tjje {aril}'
question, to the determination of the
party to have a fair election ami an lion- '
est eount and to other points were i
warmly applauded by the convention.
Upon the conclusion of the reading of '
the call, Chairman Jones stepped to the 1
front of the platform ami spoke as
follows; '
CIUIKMAX JOKES' SPEECH. \
/"flip Republican party may well be j
congratulate^ through its representa- '
tives here assembled, upon the aubpiq- J
ious prospect that lies before it. Wise ,
and courageous action by this eonven- {
tion will surely lead to" victory in the |
liauifiajan upon which we are about to ,
enter, flli/ru" chu ije i;q jloabt as to .
which side the great majority r.T the j
votes will fall if each party be tried by |
its record; if the grand achievements of ,
{,!}{? Republican party be appreciated, ,
iind the jjtter failure of the Democratic {
partvb? undeiitbod. flip tjj/o juirtieB ,
>iro (iiainetricalfv ormoscd to ejich'ijthetf .
One favors progression, the other retro- j
lirression. One lifts up, tlie other casts j
I 'down. T!l?nks to Mr.^ Cleveland ami ,
his Southern allies, iiiO Democratic
party iuis tIjro;yn of]' the disguise in
which it has heretofore lought its battles
in the Northern States, and has J
boldly declared for British free trade ]
ajjd against American protection. This
action has uiuned wjjeh adulation in 1
certain sections of this country and in 4
all of England, which has from the be- *
ginning been hostile to the industrial J
opojress of the United States; but it has !
fallen hea>ily fjnpn the ears of the 1
patriotic poition of the JJemooratjo [
party. However, we must iiot expect
that this is the end of
plBiip.NJ'ST PHETENSKS, ,
deceit, fallacies and sophistry will again j
lje resorted to, and practiced. Therefore, {
we should have a platform, based upon
true Republican principles, free from ,
equivocation or ambiguity, ami should ,
nomji)a|e candidates who are the em- j
bodiment of the principles. The
founders of this government saw !
that it was absolutely essential for selfpreservation
that the original thirteen (
states fl|}Q}|I(| Ijeeome united, for the pur- ,
pose of protection and defense again^ j
alien acts and influences, as well its for j
economical and effective government.
One of the llrst acts of the federal govern- j
ment jyns to provide for revenue and for ,
the protection of the induiurial interests |
of the country. All our early Presidents, ,
from Washington to Jackson, inclusive,
advocated a tariff for revenue and for
?? aii nf ?i><? ..mat
otic statesmen of those days coincided
in 'this policy. 2fo inaq of ijote, who
was u lover of his country, down to Jack- ,
son's lirst term, entertained and expressed
doubts as to tho constitutionality
or policy of
J'JIPTEfrflNO TUB INnVSTRIKS
! of tho II nlted States against foreign cotnpetion.
Tho tariff question was not con1
sidercd as one embraci ng solely or chief"
' lv tho manufacturers' interests, but one
[ which broadlv embraced the social con'
dition of the laboring classes, the mutual
interest of all producers in the homo
' market ami of the country's real inde1
nendenco. The British, who now shout
1 free trade, protected themselves against
1 all competition until they were masters
of tho commercial world and until they
realized that tho United States, with its
, great natural advantages and by a mod'
orate use of tho same means, was becom1
itig a formidable rival. It was only when
r Great Britain perceived something of tho
j future of her American rival that she atf
tempted to regain that co?]trol over this
, country by artitlee which she was uni
able to hold or reclaim by
I FOUCK OK ARMS.
' After relating the history of thoallegJ
cd alliance of the South with the Engn
lish manufacturers under the administras
tions of Van Buren, l'olk, Pierce, Buchannon,
Chairman Jones continued:
- "The Republican party vanquished the
a Uempocrauc iiany,pas8eu me nomesieau
i- law,destroyed slavery, elevated the "mud
e silly," restored credits, redeemed the
e country atd started it anew on the lino
contemplated by the fatlrore, and to-day
e we occupy a much higher place than
i- any other pfcople on the face of the
it globe. The Republican party believes
i, that it is not necessary or right that we
should be reduced to the common level
e with other nations, but that we should
;s have the full benefit of nil our natural
1- advantages, and the full enjoyment of
i- our glorious heritage. The logical con)t
sequences of the theories of the Demote
cratic party would have
e j.ept th(s cquntuy
^ with but a fringe of population on the
in waterways. Many of the leading bonris
bon Democrats of to-day look upon the
re magnificent developments and the grand
ns improvements of the Nation, which are
it 1 simply labor, genius and management
crystallized, as a rank, unnatural and unwholesome
growth, und believe that we
ought to go back to the days of ignorance,
sloth and small things, us quicklv as
possible. Through the criminal folly of
certain professed Republicans, aud by
fraud and duplicity on the part of the
Democratic party, our honored und gallant
STAXDAllD BEAIIEUS IN 1884
'were defeated. Fortunately for the
country, we still have the benefit of the
wise laws passed by the Republican
party, and still have a majority in the
Semite of the United States, which majority
hus prevented unwise legislation. |
We are again confronted with the same J
Democratic purty, the mother of ull the ]
evils from wnich this country has suf
fered, asking for the |>ower to control
and direct its future course, and we find
thut the suiue element which first led it ,
ustry by its influence und dominated it J
down to the previous days of the Rebel- t
lion is again in full control of its affairs. t
"If a majority of the American voters
tavor tne giving away ot ttio home inar- j
ket, incomparably the best in the world, v
and the forcing of our people, now the j
most prosperous anil happy on the face t
of the earth, into competition with and c
down to a level with the cheapest, poor- j
est and most miserable of our foreign H
rivals, the Duuiouatic reactionary doc- c
trines will prevail. ~lf not, the Kepubli- j
can party will resume its authority and j
successfully carry this great country. [
with its beneficent institutions, toward u
that sublime goal which all patriots be- |
lieve is heaven ordained. 1 have no ^
doubt of the result."
the temporary chairman. (
Chairman Jones then introduced J. 11
M. Thurston, of Nebraska, as the tern- c
porary chairman of tho convention, t
Delegate Osbom, of Kansas, objected to s
the assumption on the part of the Na- t
tional Committee of the right to name
the temporary chairman, and asked if t
Mr. Thurston had been elected by the b
convention. ii
Chairman Jones replied in an emphat- 1'
ie adirmative, for which he wjis vigor- t;
ously applauded. Hut Mr. Osbom was v
not to be subdued, and in the name of v
the Kansas (]elegation declined to be (
responsible for the action of the Rational p
Committee in the matter and regarded si
it as a great mistake. [Hisses.] h
lie desired the roll of States to be si
called in order that the Kansas dclega- f>
tion might cast its vote for the Hon. Wm. d
Warner, qf Mj^nijfi.
No attention was paid to his demand, e
however, and Mr. Thurston immediately t<
began his address. n
JUDGE THUlWTOX's SPEECH, J
Gentlemen of the Contention:?I am U|
leeply sensible of tho distinguished n
lionor you have conferred upon me as
t|ie presiding ptjicer of your temporary
jryaniitatioii, X am also mindful of the
^rave responsibilities of the position, b
ind if they are successfully met it will ?
l>e due to the continuance of your gen- _
rous favor and, best of all, youi loyal .
issistance. ^
I have no words in which to fittingly
xpress my heartfelt appreciation <>(
your ^oufiiienue. 1 ihank1 you,' gentle- 11
men, not for myself alone, but for that J5:
jreat and growing West which never ,,
lisappoints the expectations of the He- "
publican party. 1 come from a State
rt'ho&e vast domain hcs been largely ap[?roj?rinted
by the surviving veterans of 1
.lie Army of the Republic, under the w
jenelicent provisions of the Homestead
md Pre-emption laws enacted by a He- M
inbljcan Congress. And, true to the l'
iidrttiu" ret.ollci!tion u? the past, the ?
lomcsteaders of the West still march H}
inder the banner of Republicanism. In
victory and defeat, in sunshine and in n
storm, in prosperity and adversity, this 1'
ipjuht'' Wect retainn the courage'of its
?onviaiohs'wid'lio|llt? tTint'Sjeyotjon to
principle, though it brings defeat, is U
jetter than success achieved by broken ^
rows and political dishonor,
"what wk are here for."
?V'p mpf* iu Rational Convention tl
or deliberation and conference. The n
Republican party of the United States j*
relies upon the wisdom of its assembled u
lelegateu foe pitch aotiftn as will insure u!
luccess. If we are prepared to honestly e(
md fairly meet the supreme issues of nl
he hour, with a clear, fearless and ring- tjj
ng declaration of principles, and to 0,
loniimite a ticket which will commend
tself to the loyalty anil Intelligence of u,
lie country, wo can grandly win. To jjj
jnter upon the proceedings of this conmention
prepared to sacrifice individual
udgn?ej}t to fhe tyjfujoiii of the piajority, t.
inij'to fay dpwn pergojijil pteferenfces'orf '
lie altar of party success, When our
andidateu are chosen, we will all join
with heart and soul in the grand chorus si
)f rejoicing, and the rainbow of our al
larmony shall give certain promise of tl
iio "lqfy of a victorious mpuiing in No- It
jrenibcr; ai
When the Democratic party at the ?
:lose of the last Presidential clectjqn t?
robbed us of ft victory honestly and b
fairly won, we patiently waited for the ai
ertain coining of the justice of the years, w
We hoped and believed that eighteen j(
liundred and eighty-eight Mould right tl
:l|o ijreat National tyrong of eighteen b
liunared and eighty-four. Right it, not tl
anly for the Republican party, but also b
for the grand and glorious' candidates n
whose names were the inspirations of t<
the wonderful campaign. The inllnjto q
wisdom of an alj-wise Providence lias ci
Qthenviso decreed. One of them?the b
citizen soldier, the warrior-statesman, a
the Black Eagle of Illinois, has been u
summoned by the Silent Messenger to
report to his Commander beyond the n
fiver. But,' a|thotyffii Johu A. Logan is o
dead in the body, Tie lives again 111 the o
illuminated pages of his country's most n
splendid history; lives in the grateful r
love of a free people whose union he so t
gallantly fought to preserve; lives in the \
blessings of a down-trodden rape, whose
freedom l|e so manfully struggled to e
achieve; lives in the future song and 1
story ol a hero-worshiping world; and \
along the highway of the Nation's glory, i
side by side with old John Brown, i
Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S. Grant, I
his soul goes marching on.
A TIUBUTE TO 1ILAIXE. '
Tho other, that gallant leader, tfie 1
chevalier of American politics, tho glory
of Republicanism aud the nightmare of
pemqcracyj our Jlvnry^ of Kuvarre, is \
SCCKlIlg in Itircijj" mivui uiu luu^iivvu
ed relaxation and rust from the wearisome t
burdens of public life and service. With i
the sublime magnanimity of his incom- !
parable greatness he has denied us the
infinite pleasure of supporting'liim in this 1
convention. Desiring above all things,
party harmony a|^d sui.oesu, lie hag' sten^ <
tied from the certain ladder of his own |
I laudable ambition that some- other
man may climb to power. As his true
friends, we cannot, dare not commit the
political crime of disobedience to his expressed
will. We cannot place him at
the head of the ticket, but we will make
him commander-in-chief at the head of
the forces in the field; where lie will be
invincible. And, though James G.
Blaine may not be our President, yet
he remains our uncrowned king, wielding
the baton of acknowledged leadership,
supreme in the allegiance of his
devoted followers. ifonored and respected
by all honest apd joyal men, the
greatest Hying American, and the
worthy object qj our undying love.
Hut the Republican party is not left
without creut men to place upon its
ticket. We have that honest, able and
experienced financier statesman and
Senator from Ohio, and his no less distinguished
colleague from Iowa.! Indiana,
Michigan and Wisconsin present, to us
gallant aoldiers, while New York, New
Jersey, Kansas, Connecltcnt and other
Suites offer worthy and favorite sons.
From this splendid galaxy of political
store we cannot choose auiiss. The Republican
party points with pride to the
great achievements of its past, and offers
as an earnest of its future faithfulness,
an unbroken record of services performed
for freedom, union and National prosperity.
It is pre-eminently the party of
protection. It was born of the irrepressible
desire to protect the slave from the
lash of the master, and to save our civilization
from the blighting crrso of its <
crime-against humanity. It performed i
the sacred mission of protecting the Republic
from secession and disunion; and i
in the latter time it succeeded in pro- J
tecting tliu credit una currency 01 ?
Nation from repudiation and inflation. I
KBI'UULICAN IMUXCll'LBS.
Its platform epitomized stands for the
protection of popular government on the j
imericra continent; stands for the pro- (
ection 01 all governmental and interna- j
ional rights from restriction or invasion
; stands for the protection of the c
ife, liberty and property of the individ- G
tul; stands for the protection of all the v
mmunities and privileges of American .
itizenshii); stands for Iht* protection *
if the ballot box from the crimes of in- ?
imidation, robbery and substitution;
tands for the protection of American
ominercc, American manufacture and
American agriculture fro n destructive o
reign competition; stands for the proection
of home invention, home skill
ind home labor against the free trade ?
lercsies which would pauperize and de- 11
trade them all; stands for the pro tec- 8
iou of the people from the unjust and v
ippressive exaction and combination of "
iggregated capital and corporate power; .
tands also for the protection of both ~
apital and corporation from conllsca- J!
ion and mob violence, and, above all, 11
tands for the sanctity and happiness of
he American home, JJ
it welcomes to our shores the downrodden
and oppressed of every land, "
mt it insists tnat tlie inestimable mess- ~
ug of citizenship. purchased with the 1
riceless blood of our heroes and maryra,
shall bo extended to those only
ho are in full sympathy and accord "
iith the fundamental principles of our ?
iqverninent, jmd who will loyally sup- r,
ort tlje sacred provisions of the Con*
titutioii of the United States. And it ''j
olds that Congress has the power to L
ive American civilization and morality
;om the leprosy of Asiatic paganism,
egnuhitiou and cautagiqn. ,M
jt maintains that the Nation should
xtend the benefits of free government a,
) all true lovers of freedom, but it delands
that the law of the laud shall be
shield to those only who obey it, and
:iat for the Anarchist, the Communist
ad the criminal, America!} justice has w
othing to oiler tl\e word- m
IlEMOCIUXIC K.VUK |'HKT KNfclOXS, 0(
The reconstructed Democracy has now a'
uen in power nearly four years. Its ad- c(
linistration has been most satisfactory Ir
-to those who hold oflice under it. Its 811
lyalty has received the approval of J(
irery enemy of the government, fhe t0
lurayo of its fo^ejyn ftoljpV'has amused U1
16"* (treat Towers, and pleased every cc
iward. Its civil service has been so cc
loroughly reformed as to delight Mr.
ligjjins. Its justice to the disabled w
)l?liers has won golden opinions fj.qm Ul
losp whq ^yo them iheip vfciuh'ds. Its ce
nanctial management has been safe be- ^
luse of its inabilitv to destroy the re- ??
ilting prosperity of Republican legisla- ec
on, and its unpardonable straddle of
le tar ill' question has jjpe# a source of in
lindurmem to "goUb'uiul men." It is hi
rong in the imbecility , of "innocuous <-'1
esuetude," and deserves to live as a fo
iniuiscence of promises forgotten aud nc
ledges unredeemed,
Thore flfp H?qbi: in t!\ialnnd whogeem
i believe that thu miBuion of the lie- D
ubiiean party is at an end. That the tv
mancipation Proclamation, A p no mat- ti<
,x the Constitutional amendment U<
re alone the monmijunto or its glory tl'
ll^e gravestones of its demise. But to
le'work of the Kepubliean party will ?1
ever bo done until every American cit- cr
en enters into his unquestioned inher- ti'
ance of liberty, e<mal flgUtq and justice: w
ti^il representation in Congress is based tli
pon votes freely cast and fairly count- 111
1; until adequate provision 1ms been tli
lade for the helpless and old age of the v<
isabled veterans and the widows'and tli
rphans of their d^d comrades; until
ioku policies of government wkich in- ti<
ire national and individual prosperity b<
v lirmly established, and until patriot- lii
in and loyalty are the onjy ni^lifipfl- at
cms, except titnetw. fo,r o(ftcial position g>
i the survtoo uf tlie Kepublie. lo
NO SECTIONAL I-INES.
Thero-are those in the land who in- u,
st that the Kepubliean party keeps fu
live the old time sectiqual feeling,' and
lat H refqsos to let "tlie dead past bury
s dead." Tlie Kepubliean party hjngs
:id prays for the coming of the milieu* fo
iuin of its hope \ylien in sujrifc and in .
'Jtb ^]a$qn and iJixot^s line will be
lotted oiit foreyjr; when fraternal ties cc
lid common interests unite us all; ai
hen the whole peonlo are found re- a,
>ieing together that the jflbeutod insti- .?]
ition qf human slavery was destroyed al
y tlie justice of God; glad together g
mt the holy lx>nds of union could not u;
e severed; hopeful together for a mag- a,
ilicont national destiny; loyal together fc
) a eonimon country iind" its unconleered
Hag, But, when that glail time a,
allies, black and white must march side j,
v side in tlie broad sunshine of safety, e.
nd lie down to peaceful slumber in the
ntroubled shadowsof protected homes. p
The Kepubliean party turns to the ^
eiy South with wide open arms. It \y
fFers loyal assistance in the development
I UN Jl^riUllllUIU, lllf oi 1U) 0]
nines, the building up of its manu facto- t|
ies. It proposes to break down the (j
mrriers of unpleasant memories with it
he hope of a new prosperity, p
The great distinctive issue of the pres- Il;
nt campaign is the issue of the tariff. t|
LV? the support of a protective tariff there j,
rill rise up an overwhelming army of ^
ntelligent, thoughtful and practical j,
uen, and the East aud the West, the r
s'orth and the .South will join hands to- v
[ether to forever exterminate in this
Republic the pernicious doctrine of free
rade.
"A DOUGLAS FOR 01'It I1HUCE.'' t
As we gather hero we remember that e
)ther great convention held in this city F
n 18(10. We remember how it was in- 1
ipired with the wisdom and courage to {
select that great man of the people; that |
Moses, who led us through the parted r
wraters of the sea, past the wilderness of
battle, over the Jordan of safety into tl^e i
|Wmjsed Land. In 1KS4 we were driv- j
i.'U baclf into the wilderness again. God ,
irfve us the wisdom to find another Moses 1
who can limit our wandering to four j
years instead of forty. The mighty past ,
is with us here to-day. It fills us with ,
that same spirit 01 ireedom, patriotism
and devotion which breathed into the (
common dust of ordinary humanity the ,
Bublimo inspiration of heroic deeds. Let
us read its precepta rightly and hold ita
precepts dear.
When Kobert Brupe, King of Scotland,
lay upon his dvjng bed, Uo requested
that his heart should be taken from his
inanimate body and borne by knightly
hands to the Savior's sepulchre, A her
his death James, Karl of Douglas, undertook
the sacred mission and with the
heart encased in a golden casket set out
upon his pilgrimage to the Holy Ijind.
On their way thither himself and comrades
were set upon by a great host of
Moorish warriors. Though they fought
with all tho valor of mortal' men, they
^ cro borne backwanl by sheer force of
nutnlHire, and their overthrow seemed
certain, when Douglas, drawing from his
bosom the priceless casket, cast it far on
into the midst of the oncoming host an
cricd out: "Lead on, heart of Bruce, w
follow thee;" and the Knights of Scol
land, never defeated while following
Bruce, pushed forward and won theda>
Let this convention find a Douglas fu
our Bruce. He will take the soul of oil
great leader into the golden casketof hi
love, and with it leau us ou to certaii
and splendid victory.
Mr. Thurston's speech was deliverer
by a resonant voice and could be heard al
over the hall and was continuully inter
runted by applause.
Ilis reference to Blaine's refusal t(
mow nimseu id oe nomiuutea uv wit
Convention called forth cries of No!'
'No!" all over the hall, but his declara
ion that the Convention dure not com
nit the offense of going contrary tc
Maine's express wish was wildly nj>
ilauded. All through his references tc
ilaine were cheered, as were ulso refertnces
to the other candidates, but much
ess enthusiastically.
The speaker's criticism of tho Demicrutic
administration for its sins ol
mission and commission, was received
irith hearty laughter and geuerous apilause.
His peroration was delivered
k ith telling effect and earned for him
real and
TUMULTOUS CHEERS AND APPLAUSE.
The chair then announced a long list
f secretaries, assistant secretaries, serJ
eants-at-arms, etc., for the temporal-}'
rganization. After the reading of the
irtt of otUccrs was completed, the band
truck up a medley of National airs,
rhich were warmly received by the
udicncc, and as the air turned into
Marching Through Georgia" the ussemlage
caught up the refrain ami the
horus of many voices resounded
liroughout the hall.
Mr. Horr, of Michigan, was then recogizcri,
and ascending the platform, said:
I am requested by the delegates from
ly State to present to the Temporary
hairiuan of this convention, for his
Be, a gavel made of the oak under which
le Republican party was organized on
?o (itli of July, 1854, in the village or
ty of Jackson, in the State of Miehiin.
[Applause.] This gavel has on it
)ppcr, wool, wood, irou and salt,
Slighter] the five industries that the
irtv now in power would ruin and
>olish from the face of the country.
e uiougni u was meant mat mis coniution
should oommonoe curly to
1UNII THIS DAYLIGHTS OUH OF T1IE
PARTY,
id therefore beg permission of this conintion
to present this gavel to the
mporary ehnirinau."
Chairman Thurston accepted the gavel
ith the remark that he would comenco
to pound the life out of the Demjratle
jwirty with it. [Laughter and
)plau8o.]
Mr. Koot, of Arkansas, moved that the
invention elect all of the Queers named
v the National Committee. The chair
iid that hp iwlefsto.od that Chairman
Mies, having recognised \\q objection
the noiniivUio.U cit the National Comittco,
they had been accepted by the
invention and are now temporary ollitrs
of the body.
Mr. Osborn, of Kansas, sfljd tluU he
as glad that {h?q jjave him the opporUlity
to "again protest against the atptance
of the recommendations of the
ational Committee without a vote. lie
ked that the vote of Kansas he revordI
for Win. Wflrnor. o( ^|i$touri.
Mr. fluuisaid'tjiai his motion did not
elude the tomporury chairman who
id, he fully understood, been duly
ected, and its the other ollicers.he flow
und, were included m the general
ceptance pf the OOmmUtoe's report,
?\yjtlYdY?w nis motion.
Judge Moody, of Dakota, moved that
akota be allowed ten votes instead of
i'O in tho proceeding ftj the oonveu3i),
as she entitled to this vote by
if population and by all precedents in
ic history of the party. He proceeded
give the record of past conventions to
low that whenever a territory had ineased
its t>o nidation m suoh propor3U
tw to justify, its vote in conventions
as increased. The chair announced
mt the National Committee had recomended
that Dakota bo given ten vutes in
le preliminary proceedings or the conjntion.
The subject was dropped at
lis pofht.
Chairman Thurston stated the XaDual
Committee recommended Dakota
j allowed ten vote# during the preininarv
proceedings of the convention
id thftt Washington Territory, by the
ace of tho Democratic party, be alwed
six. On motion of Mr. Bingham,
Ohio, the rules at tho last
invention wyftj adopted for the governed
of the present convention until
rtlier action.
HONOKINO Sll Kill PAN'.
Mr. HalloweH, of Kans;is, offered the
Howing: The delegates to the Kcpub
miracles of tho distinguished soldier
id Genbra] of tho Army, 1'liil Sheridan,
id representing also the living princiles
for which lie so gallantly fought
id triumphed during the great era of
10 war, send him their sincere eongratlations
on the nroflpect of his recovery.
\d hof?e that his life may be preserved
ir many years.
The resolution was greeted with cheers
id was adopted by a, rising vote, tho
nmense audience joining with the delates
in doiug honor to the sick soldier.
Mr. Lewis, of Kentucky, presented a
Btition from a committee of the G. A.
., asking that 200 tickets of admission
e accorded to them for distribution,
Mr. Taft, of South Carolina, made an
loquetit speeoh, in which ho criticized
:\q action of the Democratic party in
'ongrcHK in refusing to consider pension
gislation, extolled the ltamblican
arty as the friend of the solaier and
Hked that the rules be suspended and
tie request of the G. A. K. committee
e complied with. At the suggestion of
lr. IJuttcrwortlu of Ohio, however, the
etition wan referred to the National
Jommittee with instructions to comply
ritli the request therein contained.
COMMITTEES AIM'ty.NTJSll.
Air* Qeofl;o Davis, of Illinois, moved
hat the roll of States and Territories be
ailed atid that each Stato and Territory
roceed to name its members of commit?
ees on|rules, resolutions, permanent orutilization,
credentials anu order of busiw>kh.
This was agreed to and tho mil
vas proceeded. with. When Dakota was
earned it was agreed tQ suspend the eall
mil the flames ut the coininittceinen be
landed up In writing. The Chair said
le desired to make a pleasing announcenent
The Nebraska delegation had
with it, as a guest, the first nominee oi
:ho Republican party for the presidency
ind desired to presunt him to. the Conmention.
He desired to present John 0,
preinoiit. 'This announcement was re[ eived
with cheers and the Convention
voted to allow Chairman Qreen^of the
Nebraska delegation, to present Genera]
^remont. .tyhen Mr. Green appeared
upoii the stage with General 1' roinonl
there was an
OVWftW OP AHJ'Ui'HB,
which lasted several momenta. Mr
Green said that more than thirty yean
ago tlie pioneers of the Republican part;
met in Philadelphia and nominated it
first candidate, and "Freedom And Fit;
mont" became thu battle cry of tb
party. Hundreds of thousands who flt>
responded to this call now sleep in unrc
inembered graves. Some cj the leadet
achieved iintwutyl fame. JJucqIi
Grant, Log^n i\nd ojLhep of theset hav
gone their graves with fame entwine
qbout their names, One of thu ol
it heroes, the first to grasp the standard
d the cause and to rush to the front of tl
e battle, still lives, and he is here with u
tr and I preseut to you John C. I'remon
a of Nebraska.
Gen. Fremont was greeted with gre:
r applause as he was presented. He wi
r unwilling, ho said, to delay the basinet
h of the C'ouvention, ami therefore h
i would consume only a few moments c
time. Ho was happy and prou'l to rt
1 ceive here in this great national uiueui
1 bly the welcome given by his friend
. and companions of many years bv hi
party friends, by the men and the son
) of the men with whom it bus been hi;
? conspicuous honor to have associated ii
the first opening campaign of ISoii. [Ap
. plause.j
KKED DOUQLAH
* was then presented, amid cheers one
| applause. He hoped, he said, that tin
. Convention would make such a rocorc
in its proceedings as to put it entirely
out of the power of the leaders ol tin
; Democratic party und the leaders of tin
Mugwump party to say that there wiu
no difference between the Republican
party and the Democratic party in respect
to the class which it represented.
[Applause.] The Democratic party had
always been faithful to its friends, and
its friends had been the slave-holders oI
the South. The Republican party should
be faithful to its friends, and the men
with black faces had ever been its
friends. Let the black men be remem*
t...?>.i ?... ? i.t-u
"CIUU lit WU piiiuuiiu n iiii.il wicvuinrir
tion would adopt, and let it be remembered
that this black man was not
stripped of his constitutional right to
vote. Let the platform sp^ak out for
equal rights for all. Let not the party
bo driven from its duty by the cry of
"bloody shirt." Let it wave as long an
the blood shed shall be found on it.
[Applause.]
The Government that could give liberty
in its constitution ought to have the
power to protect that liberty in its administration.
[Applause].
When Mr. Douglas had concluded Mr.
Foraker arose in his seat and was
cheered, lie asked for the Committees
on Rules, Resolutions, Permanent Organization
and Order of llusiness as constituted
by tho different States. The
Secretary proceeded lo read the names
of the committee for permanent organization.
When the Virginia member's
name was reached it was stated that two
names had been sent up by contesting
delegations from that State. The cluiir
said that he would submit the Virginia
question to the convention when the
full list of commixes had been read.
While the Secretary was reading the
names of the committeemen and corrections
were being made, Gen. Fitzsimmons
and Assistant Secretary Carson
bike sent up magnificent biuret* of cut
flowers to Miss Racing ffyejman, daughter
of Genera} fehoiman, and to Mrs.
inun^ou, wne 01 mo temporary enairman
of tin* convention, who occupied
the seats in the Mies' balcony on the
right of the platform.
Immediately back of Miss Sherman
Silt Mr. Walker Blaine.
When the reading of the list of committees
hail been completed the chairman
stated tl?o question before the convention
was as to which of the contesting
delegations from the State (if Virginia
should be permitted to name the
members of van qua committees. The
National ('cunmittco, ho baid, had placed
uiiou the rolls of delegates as prima
facie entitled to seats the delegatjoiwitlarge
headed by William MftUouo. [Applauso.]
There were also four district delegates
from Virginia whoso seats were not contested.
Unless the convention should
otherwise determine, tho chair would
hold that for tho jiurjiose of participating
in the temporary organization the
four-delegates, at the head of which was
William Mahone, together with the four
whose seats were uncontested would
have the right to nauio tho committee
membership,
John & Wise, of Virginia, roses in response
to
CUIES FROM THE FLOOR
and the galleries and took the platform.
Me was hero, ho said, claiming to he the
chairman of tho lawful Virginia delegation.
The State was entitled, under the
call, to have twenty-four delegates, and
out of those twenty-four twenty were
contested. The delegates at large,
| headed by Mahone, had been held to
have a prima facio title, and had been
placed on the rolls together with the
tour district delegates whoso seats were
not contested. Theso eight, but one|
third of Virginia's representation, led by
' William Mahone, whose trifling with
rights and Republicanism in Virginia
wiih mo 18sh0 upon ins own awe. i nia
: matter lmd beeii going on in Virginia
| for Bomo years. The decision was always
in favor of the plaintiff. William
Mahone's name was sent up by William
Mahono to William Mahonc to decide
whether William Maliono was a delegate
or not. [Laughter.] Me had learned in
his battles in Virginia that a fair count
was the dearest boon of National Republicanism.
[Applause.] He had learned
that no man ought to no permitted to be
judge ami suitor both, and he hoped that
the decision of the chair, putting Mahone
upon the Committee on Credentials,
would be overruled, It would manifestly
unfair that Malione should go on
the oommlttee, and pass upon his own
case. It might bo that within twentyfour
hours the eight men who selected
hiui might be leaving the hall with their
hats under their arms, with the decision
of tho convention against them. [Applause,]
Until it is settled noithcrsido
shall be judge and jury in his own case.
I am willing to trust the fairness and
honesty of of the Republican party from
the other States of the Union outsido of
Virginia, but I do not want William Mahone
to remain on the Committee on
Credentials and vote on his own rase
and prejudice mine. I, therefore, appeal
from the decision of the Chairman of
the Conevontion.
The chair said that ho didn't desire
to be understood in his decision
to proyont any gentleman making any
motion looking to the settlement of the
dispute, and the chair would gladly entertain
any motion to that end. Senator
Hoar, of Massachusetts, said that the
convention evidently desired to hear
Mr. Mahone, of Virginia, but he desired
to interposo two suggestions before the
matter proceeded further. First, that
the Credentials Ooiumltteo must make
up a roll of the convention, mid the dis*
I... It>1.1 .1 ?trw? m>.I
btiaoiuu iuiuuiu uu "?"
second, that by all parliamentary law
and all justice, no man can vote in the
convention upon his own canvass, and,
therefore, the objection of Air. Wise appeared
tu Ue without reason. "We all
have ?reat respect for one who comvi U
us from Virginia bearing tl\e uaino o:
John K. Wise. \\'e wo uW> ylml to Uonoi
the gallant soldier who first broke th(
face oi the Solid South, llctwecn the*
two, who so unhappily ditlur, thW con
vention will, I have ?iouht, make i
I just decision, hut J anpeal to the gentle
1 man VfUo jwopoaea to plunge us into i
t controversy at thisMnoperntive moment
to allow the matter to take it- reguhi
course."
When Senator Hoar had concluded
Mr. Mahone mounted the platform an
j was received with a storm of upplaus<
J. MAIIONB TO TIIE fRONT.
.. Gen. Mahone said he confessed that
e was with no ordinary regret that 1:
't found that it was necessary lor thi? coi
vention to bo asked to consider tl
18 troubles of the party in Virginia. U
wanted to say in respcct to what hi
'? been Haiti to prejudice his attitude befo
ii i d
[Continued on Fourth
; THE D10IS DISASTER
t,
it Proves to Be as Terrible as Was
First Reported.
0
t THREE THOUSAND HOMELESS,
8
s Anil Hundreds of Buildings Dos8
# troycd by Flume* ? Fortune#
j Swept Away?A hi i tig I lie Su fferers?Deeds
of Heroism.
j Dubois,* Pa., June ID.-?Three thousand
people homeless; upwards of a
j million dollars worth of property destroyed
; entire business portion of the
, city in ruins. Such in substance is the
. result of the great conflagration that luul
1 its inception at the Maker House yesterday
afternoon at 1 *30 and ceased only of
its own accord. When darkness covered
the prosperous town of Dubois, brick
buildings considered lire proof suecuuibed
to the fiery torment alike with the
wooden structures. Six hundred anil
fifty business places and dwellings, cor
ering thirty acres of ground, are in ashes.
Persons who were worth $100,000 and
?1100,000 arc alike in distress and receiving
aid from ncighl>oring towns at tin*
Fair Grounds. A number of tables j?o
net and the sufferers are fed by the hundreds.
In the early stage of the lire it
was reported 3Ir. Itosco, owner of tl:o
water line, refused to start the nump.
This he denies, but at times the water
was entirely out of the hose. 'Several
business buildings were fooli?jhly blown
up by dynamite, which only added to
the fury of the flames. The borough
for two years past has bad no active lire
department, and when the services of
such were needed yesterday only a very
jMior array of soldiers could be found to
do battle. Of course they did what thejr
could and deserve praise*for their efforts
to save property. The Ilenova lire dtjvirtment
arrived at about 7 o'clock, and
Villi their engine worked like tigers and
a! led greatly in heading oil' the flames
at the Terpe house, l'rom that point
west all the town is laid waste until the
houses are scattered wide enough to
enable a few men to light the flames with
buckets. Many acts of bravery are told.
One especially, of where a negro went
into the Commercial hotel on the third
story in search of a lady, and only
reached the earth by jumping from the
thud story. it was reported that
several lives were lost, but at this writingonly
a few broken limbs ami a number
of serious bruises are known. Generous
aid arrived amMt is arriving on
every train. More is needed, as the
most of the sufferers are penniless,owing
to the almost impossibility of obtaining
insurance <?u their buildings. The majority
of the business men ruined are
young men not vet thirty years of age,
and they are making the most of their
unhappy experience. Not despondent,
and with the young blood in tliefr veins,
they will again try for their fortuness
and with health and a strong arm they
will auoceed.
THE K OF I1. SITU KM E I.ODtiB.
Full Text of tin? UrjMirl in tins I Viiijij frunfn
CllHt*.
Cincinnati, June in.?1The following
is the full text of the committee's report
to the Supreme Lodge, Knights of
Pythias, and which is the special order
for to-day's meeting:
The committee are of opinion that tho
Supreme Chancellor in his acts in regard
to all the mutters was thoroughly honest
in the belief that In- had full authority
to do what he did, and acted as ho
thought for tho best interests of the order,
and that the zeal which prompted
him is to he commended. That, waiving
any opinion as to the exact power
conferred by the law, either speeilioally,
by implication, or hy precedent, and desiring
that no precedent shall he estiblislied
hereby, they recommend tho
adoption of the following:
First?Jicwlveil, That the action of tho
Supreme Chancellor in suspending tin*
Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania, he and
is hereby sustained.
Second?lictohwl, That the said (irand
Lodge be reinstated, provisionally, under
the control of tho Supreme Chancellor
for the purpose of so ntncmling its constitution
and laws, at its regular session
August next; that they shall ln> in compliance
with the constitution and lawn
of tho Supreme Lodge, and shall submit
all amendments made to inake them so
comply, to tho Committee on Law and
supervision of the Supreme bodge, who
shall at once examine the same and report
and certify to the Supreme Clinniv-llnr
U'liittlinr tln? niiii.inlnii-nts do s<?
make the constitution and laws of said
Grand Lodge comply with the coiistitution
and laws of the Supreme Lod^c; ami
if the said committee certify that tlirv
do, then the Supreme CTIianuellor shall
approve the aame and thereupon reinstate
the said Grand Lodge with its full
powers.
Third? llenoltYil, That the infititution
of the so-called Loyal Grand I/Odyu in
the jurisdidtion of Pennsylvania not
approved, and is declared void and of
no effect.
Fourth?That it is hereby imperatively
enjoined upon the (?r.md
Lodge of Pennsylvania to n-frain from
any director indirect action U'iulin>? to
punish in any manner any subordinate
lodge in that jurisdiction, or any member
thereof, who lias adhered to' tin- Supreme
Chancellor andol>eyed hi* edicts,
out that sai'l Grand Lodge shall twivisuch
lodges and members in lull fellowship,
and slmll in every resj>e?a trvat
them as other lodges and members under
its jurisdiction.
I'ifth?lle*<>lwl, That Thomas ft. Sample,
II. <.i. Kline and Geo. Matrices. who
nave appeared in the interest ??f said
Grand Lodge, ami H. \V. Mercer and
M. \V. Kabb, who have appeared in the
interest of the said Loyal Grand l/??lge,
be paid the same mileage and per (Horn
for their attendance as are paid nupnune
representatives for their attendance at
the present session of the Supremo
I lx)dgc.
lNuttofflni** mill I'.iuuU.
1 S/XClal JNtpnlch lo the Itttdllgourr,
Washington, I>. C., .Hme 1!>. New
pofitoflices to-day: Corley, Ilr.ixt< 11
. countv. with William F. liarneras nosl
' waster; Iity.cHireon, Hitehio eountv,
I with lua S. Gofl' as postmistress; .Mil'
rny, Braxton county, with William
r Krafll aa jjOHtmaster; Howard, Marshall
5 county, with Zadok M. Simmons uhi?,?sI'
master. Alihatus J). T, 1'ringle, wan
* eommissionod postmaster at Alton.
1 A patent \ya* lasued to-day to l>?uis
P. \\ hito and T. 1>. Jienson, of Term
a Alia, for ai improved registering at*
m taciuncnt for measuring faucets.
<i?nie Iiihiik'.
I. ftUpatch to thr InlfUij'ntrr.
'I Kitciiik C. II., W. \'a., .fund 1ft?\\\
J> S. Stout, a prominent business man of
. this place, has become insane, as tin* rosuit
of u protracted *pree. If?- will he
?e removed to the asylum at Weston toil
morrow, as he is furious and ?*ompl?*tely
io unmanageable, and Inn l?ee n hound and
ie handcullkl for c ural day-. Smut wan
td crazy from m?nie eause about six yearn
re ago, and after a roiilineinent at U't .ston
? for several months was cured and sent
home.

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