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It was dreary.
Opening Day of the Democratic
Convention Without Interest
except in one instance,
And thai tho Resolution Expressing
Sympathy with Blalno.
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r graceful and touching act
i I
Which Moots with tho Earuost and
Spontaneous Undorsomont ot tho
Convention?Tho Tammany Crowd |
Sulking?They aro Making an
Effort to Doom Holes, but tho Clovolaud
Force* Express Conlidciico in
Tholr Ultimate Success?West Vlr- I
*?it?in nAmanrfllii Mad Dcnausa Thfl*
Can't got Into tho Wigwam.
.? ' 1 1 1
Special Mipateh to 0u Intelligencer.
Chicaoo, Juno 21.?The openingday
of the national Democratic convention
was a dreary affair in mora than one j
respect. It was chiefly notable for lack
of enthusiasm. There wore occasional
hoarty cheers, but in only one single
instauco was thero anything liko an out
burst of applause which swept over tho
entire Assembly in tho great wigwam,
and that was over tho resolution expressing
sympathy with ox-Secretary
Blaine, tho great Republican statesman,
in tho loss of his son. Thero was a
mighty shout of applauso, continuing
several minutos, and tho scenc was nti
inspiring one. Tho resolution was unlooked
for, and whon it camo tho enthusiasm
that greotod it was spontaneous
and hoarty. At no othor time
during tho day* was thero a similar
scene, and tho proceedings woro positively
so devoid of interest that it hardly
scomcd like a national convention.
The comparative quiet that prevailed
??? fivn nmunns In tho first
place ftt no tirap during tho proceedings
was tho nanio of any of tlio candidates
mentioned, and consequently
thero,was no call lor a demonstration in
behalf of anybody. In tho second place
a largo body of the convention win feeling
disappointed and out of sorts. The
men who had been lighting Cleveland
moat bitterly had given up all hopes.
They had oven stoppod tho shouting ill
tho corridors of the hotels and tho convention
opened ns tamely as did tho SU
Louis convention of four'year ago.
Tammany men have made no (prmnl
surrender. Thoy simply concede tho
fact that thoy aro dofoated anil do so
with a very bad grace. ICvery ray of
ho|io has fled and loft them a crestfallen
niid inoody, silent lot This afternoon
tliey circulated a fac simile manifesto
signed by the Tammany leaders declaring
their belief that Clovcland cannot
carry Sow York.
wiu, surronr noti:s.
They continue to-night to assort it,
but aro making no other demonstration
exccpt to participate in the effort to
boom Botes. Tho Clovoland wave had
ttfaniped aH opposition and it was not
u,|t|I Aftor adjournment that thcro was
oyca an attempt to rally tho forco. To
"?u*nc a vigorous otlort is being mauo to
start a ttoies stainpcdo, and for tlie first
Jimp \ho situation appears interesting,
uio Inramany howlers hnvo left tlioir
"oadquartors and hnvo invaded the
vtrontr'uoM oi the Clevolanditos with
fries for Boies. Every argument nossiWeis
being brought to boar in tlio attempt
to concentrate on Boies, but tho
{novo acorns to havo been startod too
Cioveland men gmilo confidently, nnd
tiVi' trt-nififrniu'o nntioniWinn will almnltf
aCleveland und Gray ratiUeation
that tlioy will have everytnjnjj
their own way. Tlioy stand as a
spli<l wall against every cflort to break
!'ioir ranks and tho Boios boom, whllo
u is vorv loud is not growing visibly.
v-'Oycland nan tho organization and his
L:it:re campaign has boon worked with
l>orfoct HVStojn.
Hon. williain L. Wilson, of Wost
* !rjiinia% will ho permanent chairman
?ttho convention.
owk.v'h speech disappointing.
Temporary Chairman Owen disappointed
the* enthusiasts in his sp'ooch.
'to never onco mentioned tho name of a
single Democratic leader, much lesstha
of a presidential candidate and did no
oder thorn achancn to oxorciso their lun;
power. They blame hiin thorofori
with the tamoness of the opening moot
ing. Tho platform to be reported to
morrow as outlined to-night indicate
that tho Domocrucy is not going to rut
any risks this year. It will bo a atrad
dta on tho lending issues anil aimed t<
suit nil beliefs aa near us possible. Tb
West Virginia delegation is haring i
good time and is keeping cool.
west virginians sour.
There Is a great deal of disappoint
ment among tho boys ovor the distribu
tionof convention tickets. There ar
from 150 to 175 West Virginans her
and not half of them rocoivod lickoti
Strango to say thoso who received non
claim thoy wore the very fellows \vh
should h&vo been rccognizod. Tho,
arc Boro at the dolegntos wh
were obliged to disappoint them, bu
tho poor delegates weie not to hlair.(
It is" an ombarrassing situation. Cole
licl Taney was particularly worrie
bocauso ho could not make live ticket
go around among thirty or forty goo
Wheeling Democrats. In every otho
slato dolngution tho situation is th
some. Tho wigwam only scats 20,00
and thero woro 100,000 applicants fo
admission. a. a. d.
What wm Done in a Vorj Short Session
1'omooratK Howling to Got In.
Caica<io, Juno 21.?When 12 o'clock
tho hour sot (or tho opening of tho con
rontior. arrived, not more than half the
delegates wore in their goals, while tin
ompty chairs in the gallcrlos fur out
numbered those that wore occupied
Tho air in tho hall was extremely ho
and inoist and tho most prominent foal
uros of tho sceno were waving fans am
damp mopping handkorchiefs. >>'q\
and then in the few succeoding niinuto
a delegation ontoretl in a body nnd wa
received with cheers, whoroas tho mom
bors of otlior delegations simply strap
g!ed in and droppod into their chairs.
About ton minutes aftor 12 o'clock on
of Chicago's characteristic tliunde
storms rolled over tho wigwam :tnd tli
hall was tilled with almost total ilnrk
ness, through which sharp, qulc
Hashes of lightning occasionally shol
and the building shook with severe
1 t ? ,k I~
JUI1I1UB Ul rilLllltm IIIUUUUI. l/uoxunu
wore raised in all parts of tho hall fo
protection from various aggressiv
globules of waters that sneaked ii
through crovicos in tho roof. Amon
others who thus shielded himself fror
tho fluid was Dick Croker, of New York
who from under his spread umbroll
calmly surveyed tho situation so far a
it was visible in tho gloom. After tei
minutos of uproar tho wostorn edge c
tho storm passed by. Tho sun thon revealed
himself, and as the yellow ligh
streamed into the wigwam tho crow
greeted it with a yell.
At 12:40 p.m. Chairman Calvin ?
Brice, of tho national committee
rapped his gavol ou the desk and tii
national Democratic convention of 189
was declared in ordqy for business.
"Tho conventioirWIll como to order,
commanded Chairman Brico, and who
crder was secured, no continued: "
hnvo the pleasure of introducing th
ttev. John House, D. D., pastor of th
Trinity Episcopal church, of Chicagt
who will opon tho proceedings of thi
convention with prayer."
Tho Kev. Dr. Rouse thon addrcspe
the throno of grace, at tho end of whici
T?..:? ?11?,1 ,
v_iuuriuitii untu cuiiuu iut mu iujiuh v
tho commltteo on temporary organlzi
lion. S. P. Shcorin, of Indiana, seen
tary of tho national committee, road th
list of officers rocommondeci for tli
temporary organization, and it wn
unanimously adopted without chang<
:i9 iollows:
Chairman?lion. William C. Owen
of Kentucky.
Secretary?Hon. Simon P. Shoerit
of Indiana.
Assistant Secretaries?Edward T. Mei
ritt, of Illinois; William H. Toy e. (
Pennsylvania; llambleton Shepperd, (
Virginia; Clinton Tilery, of Missour
and L. E. Rowley, of Michigan; liobei
JS. Wilson, of Mississippi; Charles!
DcFreest,* of New York; James I
Strain, of Illinois.
Principal Reading Clerk -Hon. Nicli
olas M. Bell, of Missouri. (Anplauso.)
Assistant Rending Clerks?Marti
Morrison, of Indiana; Cato Soils, <
? 1 i>?..
JOH'H; Xiurilltru munji, ui mvuumt
William II. Thompson, of MirhiK.li
Henry J. Lynn, ol Teiincsioe.
So rgean t-a t-A r ms?Hon. Richard ,
Bright, of Indiana.
Olltcial Stenographer ? Edward 1
Dickinson, of Now York.
Gen. Adlni Jv. Stevenson, of Iiiinoii
I!o?. Charles T. Jewctt, of Indiana, an
Hon. Thomas W'ilaou, of Minnosot
wore appolntod as a committee to osco;
lite temporary chairman to the p!a
form, 'i'hoy performed the task grac
fully and Chairman iJrice briskly sni<
Gcntlkiien ok tiii: Convention,
liavo the honor and plcasuro to intri
duco your temporary chairman, 11
lion. W. 0. Owens, of Kentucky." (Aj
The temporary chairman, when tl:
applauso that greeted his appearam
subsided, said:
owkns' adduiss.
Grcatdangers menace tho Domocrati
party, one is oxtcrnal, tho other into
nal. Tho first is theorganisod machinei
of organized capital supported by th
whole power of tho government; th
second is tho tcnijoncy among Pom
crats to mako Issues among thomsolve
Two heads, therefore stand boforo i
as indlspensible to success, unity nn
harmony. Of tho one this chair an
gavel stand representative; it remair
for you to supply tho other. In th
? . T fnllnw TlAmnemtR i
" I" ' .
the advance anard of a urnml aruiy sol
forward to blazo a pathway to victor;
How momentous in your rflsponslbillt'
I need not toll you. if yon work I
wisdom tho millions in shop an
mine nnd field will riso nnu ca
yStt blossod. Tho roll call of tho R
public attests that its heart und its coi
science nro with us in our war on tl
representatives of ^roed. Tho bo
thought of onr party is
platform that challenges tl
approbation of tho people. Wo can su
ceed, wo must do more, wo must closer'
suicess. .\bovo the w'recli of need 1
seltlsh combinations wo must raise
templo to tho plain peoplo and hnild
thrino so broad that overy lover of li
kind may knool. Tho burden must I
lifted from tho back of toil, and to th
t end it has a right to demand that w^ic
t ever bears our banner must lilt it sbov
g the smoke of conflict and the din of fac
3 tion that every Democrat of the unioi
- may follow ita lead in exultant and irrt
? aistible combat. I-ot ua not mistake
s The gravity of the situation demand
1 the broadest patriotism and every need
- ful sacrifice. Our work but begins here
3 Under the Buns of summer andth
0 frosts of autumn wo must carry it for
1 ward with unfaltoring courago to a tri
umphant close.
This a Rain must bo a campaign o
oducation. Tho study of tho corn fleii
e begun In the west and south, and inns
e bo carried into every hamlet of tho eat
I. and north. The people must lean
e thoir true relation to tho tax gathoror
o They mnst learn that no railroad prosi
y dent champions tho trlbnnos of the poo
o plc;noto"k masters write our tarlf
t bills. They must learn, too, that fo
I. personal and political advantage thei
i- country was menaced by tho threat o
d war, and thoy will learn the shame am
s rogret that on the day tho warliko met
d sago ot tho Prenident was. read in th
r hall of Congress, the peaceful respona
o of the little 6x10 republic of Chile a:
0 copting the terms of the presidontia
r ultimatum wns read in every capital o
the world. Our opponents must b
measured by thoir deeds and not b;
uiuir juinuouivna.
i. The Fifty-first Congress was th
blackest pngo of our legislative liiitor;
unci becamo a tiling of the past. 1
challenged the approval ot tbo pcopli
and tlioy rospondod in tonos so porten
" tioui tlmt it Beamed tbo voice of God
o With a unanimity that finds no paralle
j. ill tho history of popular govornuion
they determined that a billion dollar
was far too much to pay for such i
t museum of freaks. If wo porsist tho;
will stand by their verdict. That ou
j cause may triumph let ub work in kind
ncss. In the beat of tho confusion le
us not forgot our political brothors ma;
5 bo juat as honoat and porhops batto
s informed.
Impollod by one purpose, the publi
good, wo will free ourselves from th'
bickerings and tho hoartburoinga thn
characterized tho Republican part;
e when its .Marshal Xey went down a
r Minneapolis boforo tho mailed legion
o of the bread and butter brigade."
Mr. Owens speech was roeoived wit!
It inarkod approval by tho delegates am
with occasional outbursts of applaus
il from tho gallerios, especially tho rt
s mark relating to tho defeat of Mi
r Illnine at, Miuneanolis The temnorar
o chairman having concluded hia rc
ti marks called upon tlio convention fo
g its further pleasure.
J Mr. White, of California, offored tb<
, following resolution:
n Raolwi, That the roll of states an'
'' territories be now called and that eacl
delegation name one member to act a
j- member of tlio committee on credei;
" tials, one member on the permanen
, organization, one mem bor on the com
? mittee.on resolutions, and that all resc
' lutiona relating to tho platform of tin
0 Democratic party bo leforrod to tin
- committee on resolutions without dt
? bate. Anil that tho credentials of cac
dologation bo delivered to the ratrajio
f of tho committee on credehnalsiron
mch delegations. Gen. E. S. Bragg, o
0 Wisconsin, moved as an amendment:
0 Umhci, That the rules of the las
>> national Democratic convention govori
3 this body until othorwiso ordered"
Afi* Whltp. of California, (olnnornril
J withdrew his resolution and tho resolt
? tion ol Gen. Brags was unnniraoual,
adopted. Mr. White then atrain oflerei
l" liia resolution aa presented beforo, am
stated that it was practically tho sam
resolution adoptod at tho last nations
0 convontion.
0 Mr. Rhodes, o( Alabama, ofleroil ai
18 amendment to Mr. White's resotutioi
i %v?m. \
j SX.TATOB IUMimt, OP II.T,1X019.
providing for on additional committal
i; inan on rules and order of business, c
d In othor words dividing tho work o
ii, perniauont organization and rules an
rt ordor of business between two con
t- mittoes, instead of confining it to a sit
p. glo committee, ns provided for in M
I: Whito'a resolution. Tho amendmcr
j and resolution wero both adoptod, an
0. tho call of tho roll of states was the
ie fakon up. Tho names of tho variou
- committeemen wcro announced an
' proceeded without any special featui
|0 until Alaska was reached, when muc
laughter was occasioned by tho ai
nounccment made, there being but tw
names to present for tho four commi
tees of permanent organization, rosoli
nt-n<lnn?i(ilo nn/1 rnJnu nnrl nrdnr f
business. A similar outburst occnrrc
r" when the othor territories were ni
y nounced. I'tnh prdsontod two lists, th
o liberal and tlio Mormon, both lists wi
id go beforo tho coratnittoo on crcdenti*
n. on tho completion of tho roll call,
" Mr. English, of Indiana,addrossed th
,1 chair: Mr. President, I observe tbi
ig there are n largo nnmbor of unoccupic
Is seats In the building, nnd In behalf i
is tho Indiana delegation I desire to o(f<
it tho following resolution:
f. ltrmlrrd, That the officers of this col
f, vontlon bo directed to adntft *11 e:
in soldierH of tho Inte wnr to tiii unocci
id pied senls in the gsilorios dnrlngtlioso
,11 sioiis of this convention. [Choors.]
i!- A voice?"What about tho ex-Confe
i- orntos?" ?
10 . Another voice?"Thov can tnVn en:
st of themselves." [Laughter nnd a
a plume.]
10 Mr. Collier, of Tcnnesseo?"M
c- President, I am informod that there a
;o now ai mo uoors 01 uua hikwiuh nwi
50 ly-ftvo thousand Democrats, cathorc
n hern from all parts o( tills country wl
a desire seats in this hail, while thero ai
is moro vacant seats here tlian there ha'
jo ever boon in any Democratic convei
at lion." Mr. Collier waved his hai
- toward the seats in the rear of the deloe
galea, and in tho galleries, whore woro
- to bo aeon vast spaces occupied only by
i omnty chairs.
i* Mr. Collier continued as follows:
i. "Mr. President, I desire to move that
s tho officers of this convention and the
[- national executive committee be ini.
structed to admit Democrats to these
e unoccupied seats until they are filled,
- and that no Democrat shall bo com,r
'pelled to knock at tho door of any
Democratic covention for admission.
Mr. Branson, of Kentucky, moved to
, rofer the resolution to the committeeon
, resolutions, and the motion was car1
Mr. liolman, of Oregon?Mr. Proai
dent, tho Republicans havo had a maJ;
jority In tho stato of Orogon for a number
of years of botweon sovon and eight
thousand. This spring, culminating in
I tho June eloction, tho Republican maj
jority has been reduced from 8,000 to a
plurality which lias only 3,000 leas than
" a majority. [Choora.] I.come from tho
city of Portland, tho strongest Republican
city on the Pacific coast, whosu ori
dinary Republican majority is 2,000.
? Yesterday they had an election there.
. I hold in my hand two telegrams,which
announco tho glad news that tho Republicans
in Portland, Ore., havo been
. defeated by 1,000, and Portland is re?
deemed from tho hands of the enemy.
, [Cheers.]
, Mr. J. \V. Orr of Kansas?Mr. Preai
tlenij jl move tunc au 01 uiu uik?"'*uu
visiting clubs be permitted to occupy
j the vacant scats in this hall. [Cheors
l and crios of "That's ligji-t; that's
Mr. Bronson, of Kentucky?X move
you, sir, that tho resolution bo rofcrrod
\ to the committee on resolutions There
aro many good Democrats here who do
I not belgnji to any organized clubs.
. Tho chairman?We will vote upon tho
' motion of tho gontleinan from Kentucky
to rofor to tho committee on resc
, On call for a vote tho delegates
t seemod about evenly divided between
the ayes and nays, but tho chairman
t doclarod tho motion as having prevailod
? and tho same was referred to tho committee
011 resolutions.
, The chairman?Tho Alabama delegaj
tion request the chair to annouueo that
. there has been a change in the committeo
from that stato, and that George P.
. Harrison is tho member on permanent
y organization.
sympathy with blaine.
r Mr. Cablo of Illinois?Mr. Chairman,
I beg to offer the following resolution
B and movo its adoption:
Berated, That this couvontion tender
. its profound sympathy to that distillu
-xioi.zwi a morivfin jnmob G. Ulnino?
11 At tho mention of Mr. Blaine's namo
a there was a spontaneous outburst of
- prolonged and earnest cheore.
t Tho chairman tinalty quieted thocon
volition and Mr. Cablo continued tho
>- readine of his resolution, 09 follows:
a JttKilud, That this convontion tender
s its profound sympathy to that rtistin1
guished American, James G. Maine, in
h- tho heavy ailliction which has befallen
r. him ..
i The resolution was unanimously
f adopted and in a manner that seemed
to impress tho vast multitude with the
t thought that there was a genuine syin1
pathy for the dislinguished statesman.
Mr. C'ollior, of Tenno?eee?I call your
r attention to the fact that there are 2a,000
Democrats outside desirous to be
y admittod.
J The chairman?That question has
1 been disposed of.
e Mr. Collior?We have mot hero to
1 nominate the noxt President of the
United Statos and I desire the commit1
tee should bo instructed to issue tickets
1 to those Democrats until overy vacant
seat in this hall is filled with a Democrat.
Tl.? xtinipiMan?Thn ifhnlo mflttor llflfi
been referred to tho committee on resolutions.
Mr. E. C. Swfiot, of Maine?Mr. Chairman,
In behalf of tho Maine delegation,
and in behalf of the citizens of Maino,
irrespective of political prejudice, 1 desire
to acknowledge this gratoful expression
of sentiment on tho part of tho
national Democratic convention toi
wards our most distinguished fellowcltizon
in this, his'hour of alHictinn.
[Applause.] Tho Democracy of Maino,
I more than any other northorn state
' have experienced tho political and ofll;
cial ostracism by tho Republican party,
j and in tho days of its supremacy toni
ders no mercy to its political opponents,
but God forbid that tho Democracy of
Maine or any othorslato should h'esltate
to tonder their sympathy in tho
ir presence of that grim tyrant who wipes
n out all political linos, lovols all ranks,
j and lays tho shepherd's crook besido
tho sceptre. [Long and continuod apj.
nlaiiso.] Of tho many misfortunes and
r boreavoments which havo come upon
ti tho distinguished gontloman in tho past
j two days it mny truly bo said "ono woo
n upon another's hoels doth tread,". but
,. I only in a Democratic national convon
j tion cnn wo extend to him tins sympa.e
thy which couioa from overy section
[j anil from overy state.
j. Mr. Sweet's remark again cnlloil forth
,0 tlio latont fooling ol sympathy for tho
boroavod family in a hearty round of
jf Tho chairman?Tho secretary will rod
port a communication from the prosident
of tho World's Columbian Exposi?
]] The secretary then road tho folio wing
|g communication:
WoRt.o Columbian Exposition, )
executive DirAHTMKNT. !
e Chicago, July 21,1892. J
f //on. IP. C. Oikiu, Chairman yottonal Jlnmcrvltc
11 ConreHtto ii.
<1 Sin:?On behalf of tho World's Colif
uinbian Exposition, I take pleasure in
>r extending ill is Invitation to the national
Democratic convention to visit tho
i- grounds of tho exposition at Jackson
i- park. This groat national enterprise is
i- of such paramount interest and imnors
tanco to all tho people that I trust their
renrojentatives assembled hero will em
[1- brace thin opportunity to view tlio progress
of tho work. Vory respectfully,
ro Vi'm. T. Bakeb, President,
pi Gon. K. S. Draw, of Wisconsin?I
raovo you, lir, that tho convention do
r. now adjourn nntil to-morrow at i'-'
ro o'clock. A delegate offered to aiuond
11- tho motion by an adjournment until 11
:<1 o'clock, which amendment was nccoptod
10 by General Brnnr and seconded by Mr.
ro Flower, of New York.
ro Tho motion woe unanimously carried
ii- nnd an adjournment taken at 1:j'J p. m.
id to 11 o'clock to-morrow moroiu|(.
The Tammany Tigor Shows His
Teoth and Exposes Els Claws.
And a Combination may ba Made
Wlien tho Convention Meets.
At any Itatc l'or Hill's Xaino will not
bo Withdrawn and New York's
Seventy-two Votes will bo Cast Tor
Hlm?Hlll Himself in Constant
Correspondence by Wiro wltti His
Friends?He Claims if lio Docs
IllJk> |icb b,lu ?Vilii.m>.u>< ? >?. .....
land will not Succeotl I'lthcr.
SjxcM 1)(tpatc!i (o th" InttUlqcnc.r.
Chicago, Juno 21.?At a late hour tonight
thcro aro strong probabilities
that a lively tight will develop when tho
convention meets to-morrow. Tho Hill
men, who have been so quiot all day,
appoaring to concedo Cleveland's nomination
on tho first ballot as inevitable,
aro working industriously to combine
tho anti-Cleveland forccs to mako one
supreme eflort to break the line of the
Cleveland six hundrotl.
They are making very littlo noise
about, it and have adopted tho tactics so
peculiar to their lender. It is said that
they have strong hopes of creating a
stampede against Cleveland at tho first
opportunity. The word is beii grapidly
passed around and the chances are that
the convention to-morrow may not be
tho Cloveland and Gray ratification
nicotine: predicted earlier in tho evenlng.
Tho Cleveland forcejL-Are doing
their best to hold in line and are sueceodingadmixably.
lix-Seccetary Whitney
has the Clovolandites splendidly organized
and is holding matters down.
Thoro is very littlo excitement.
G. A. D.
Kin >i?w York Friends.
Spfftnl Dlrpatch to tin Intdllamctr.
Washington, D. 0., Juno 21.?Senator
Hill will not withdraw from the
convention at Chicago, lio will not be
quoted on tho subject, but thero is no
doubt that ho has made up his mind to
etnnd fast until tho nomination is
mado. In (act, his (rionds say that ho
cannot withdraw. Tho Now York delegation,
they arguo, was elected to voto
for Xlr. Hill at tho convention. Tlioy
were instructed to do so. Tho muttor
was not left in the hands of Senator
Hill, who, they say, in this instance, is
entirely in tho hands of his friends.
Senator Hill himself is evidently confident
that Mr. Cleveland will not bo
nominated, despite the overwhelming
indications to the contrary. ' Ho thinks
that possibly ho (Hill; may not be nominated,
but leola sure that if ho iB not,
neither will MV. Cleveland.
Tho senator is in constant communication
with tho leaders of tho Now
York delegation at Chicago. He remains
in his room at tho Arlington all
day, recoiving and sending dispatches.
Ho rarely takos breakfast, bolts a mouthful
of lunch nnd eats but littlo dinner.
IIo is up until '.'o'clock in tho morning,
corresponding by telegraph with h?
friends in Chicago.
nin win Fight it out
Washington, D. C., Juno JiL>?Much
has been printed and said of lato in the
nature of gossip respecting tho intontions
of Senator David O. llill; and
among other things, it has been said
that some of his frionds have been
charged to withdraw Ills namo from tho
contest for the Democratic presidential
nmninntinn. Tt rnll now bn fltntad an n
{net that .Senator Hill litis not withdrawn,
and 'Iocs not pronoio to withdraw.
Ho may bo beaten, but will nover
surrender, llo will light it out to tbo
Ho in Soloctod l'ornv.\n?ut Chairman
Unnnlmoiinly lly the Committee.
Chicago, Juno 21.?The committoeon1
permanent organization elocted William
L. Wilson permanent chairman and S.
P. Shcerin, of Indiana, permanent secrotary.
Tho nntno of F. G. Dn Bignon,
of Georgia, was presented for permanent
chairman but Mr. Du Bignon appeared
before tho comniitteo and explained
that tho presentation of hia
name was without bis approval. Both
mon were votod for. however, and -Mr.
Wilson evidently having a decided
majority his olectinn was made unanimous
on motion of Sir. Du Bignon'e
friends without tho result of tho ballot
being announced.
A OXUivi w*' ?? iuov.1,
Of Tlila State?Ul? Herrlnea In the Confederate
Chicago, Juno 21.?Ono of the stories
told about Wilson, of West Virginia,
who has been solectcd for permanent
chairman of tho convention by tho
committee on orjioniiation, at tho West
Virginia headquarters this evoninir was
this: "Mr. Wilton wenti ntotheConfed
erato army as a drummer boy and was an
assistant at two or three of the onrlicr
battles of tho army of Norllioru Vir
giuia. At Baltti Bluff, Gen. Longs treat
found a young follow sitting with his
drum on n fallen tree, taking no interest
whutovor in the very interesting
proceedings going on a half mile in
front of him.
"Why don't you rejoin your regiment,
sir?" Longslreot nuked angrily.
"What's the use?" the boy answered,
"I ain't got nothing to light with but
tills drum, and these blamed ynnkeos
have shot the sound out of it. Either I
uet a gun or 1 no homo now, and that's
ttio long and short of it. I will not fool
away any more timo roaisting this infamous
invasion with a leaky drum.nnd
you can report me at headquarters.
Young Wilson wan givou n gun which
did not leak, and at the. surrender had
risen to the rank of captain in the Confederate
army. He has servod sevoral
terms in Con gnus from tho Second
district of West Virginia, and is
lield to bo tho tndet eloquent
of tho younger generation of
Virginia politician?. It is snid that his
speech to-morrow will bo the effort of
his Ufa, and his friends are predicting a
genuine surprise for tho convention
when ho takes tho chair.
ilo Clulmi n Oniit or fironty-flve Votoa
tor Clovolnncl Sinoi* Yeittcrilny.
Chicago, June 21.?At 11:30 to-nipht
ex-i?ecretary Wliitnoy stated that Mr.
Cleveland una sure of tf'tt votes on th?
tirst ballot, a gain of twenty-tivo ainco
yesterday. Among other states represented
in the gain, are Arkansas and
Kentucky. Mr. Wliitnoy stated that
there hutl been no conclusion reached
as to the vice presidency candidate.
wattrkhon withdraws
Fj om tho ilnBol ution* CuiumlttoD-Why h
Wouldn't Horvu.
Chicago, Juno 21.?Henry Watterson
is tho source of many surprises, and today
was not permitted to pass without
a Watleraonian sensation. Whon tho
I-TAiitiwlfw diilftLMition iu98oinkled this
morning thoy wore informed by tho
brilliant Kentuckian that he must decline
absolutely to servo as Kentucky's
representative on tho committee on
resolutions and platform, and so another
man, Hon. James A. -McKenxie, was
named for the place. 31r. Watterson.
when approached by an Associated
Press roporter for an explanation of his
action, made the following explanation:
"I have for some time regarded the
nomination of Mr. Cleveland as assured.
T' ' ??* ' "inoinil tin ntul liia nntnnn.
dents will bo a platform in themselves.
Ilia nnnunl message of 1S87 in tho matter
of tho tariff and ilia silver letter of
1S91 with his many utterances upon the
unti-coinage side of tho silver controversy
will comtituto in reality tho
issues on which the cauipaigu
will be fought out to
squaro tho ticket with the
record, and to mako the situation logical.
But with my well known opposition
to tho nomination of Mr. Ciovtf.
land, if I should go upon tho platform
committee and urge bucIi a courso I
should be nt once changod by the free *
coiners Olovoland men with tho purpose
to mako trouble by inv extremism,
whilst on the other hand if 1 should
?roposon freo coinage plank or straddle,
Bhould bo chargod by Jlr, Cleveland's
eastern supportors with a
.purposo to handicap his election
in advance. Take either
horn of tho dilemma, I should be suspected
and distrusted in tho beginning,
to l>e made in tho ond and in the ovont
of disaster answerable for a result I am
powerloss to influence or control. In
other words, I should be required to as
eifmo grave responsibilities without tuo
confidence and support of tho gentlemen
Immediately back of Mr. Clovelaud.
I folt myself under no obligations
to take any such falsa position, so 1 refused
Mr. Watleraon explainod that hia refusal
to serve on the committee had
only in an indirect way explainod any
disapproval of Mr. Cleveland'! nomination.
"If Mr. Cleveland iB nominated no
ono will support the ticket more
heartily than I shall," he continued.
"1 am his friend, not his enomy. I
caino hero for peace, not for war. I shall
not voto for him in tho convention, however,"
ho concluded. "If Mr. Boiei'
name is presented my vote shall be cast
for thut centleman. If no other name
but that of Mr. Cleveland is mentioned,
I shall not vote. I do not know what
tUoVmlntmA nf flm Ivntitiirltv rlnlncr/itna
will do, but certainly Mr. Casselinan'*
claims that tho solid vote of Kentucky
will bo cant for Mr. Cleveland is unfounded.
That is all I liave to say,"
And Come* In Out of lli? Wat a Strong
Clovelnnd Man.
Chicago, Juno 21.?Kontncky this
morning follows the lead of Indiana and
Illinois, and tho 2g votes of tho Bluo
Grass state will be cost solidly for Grover
Clovelnnd. This was roached at an
intonsely exciting meeting of tho delegation
in its headquarters at tho Palmar
House, at which Henry Wnttorion
inuilo ono ol Ilia Inmoua apoecnea. in
which lio said that from uow henceforth
lie was for Graver and hoped the Bluo
Grass state would be in lino when tho
man of destiny was nominated. Mr.
AVatterson said ho saw yesterday that
the nomination of Mr. Cleveland was
inevitable. All his labors in opposition
to Mr. Cleveland had been dono with
tho sincoro desire to sec a winner
liamod, and ho had up to within a short
time a;jo been convinced that it would
bo madness to urite Mr. Cleveland's
nomination in tho face of the fact that
a yawning grave would bo prepared for
him by his enemies in Now \orlt. "I
Jiroposo now and honceforth to work
or Mr. Cleveland's nomination," said
Mr. Wattorsen.
Henry Gvitrgn For Clovolnnd.
Chicago, Juuo 21.?Two powerful ao
cosaions to tho Clovolnnd ranks wore
mado to-night by tho nrrlvnl of Honry
George, tho ilnglo taxor, and Congroaaman
Thoniaa U Johnston, of Cleveland,
At.i_ iiir At.
UUlUt Li ?ut? VMU^UIUIIU blumu? VMlty
Now York,said Mr.Ucorijo,"nobody cnn.
Senator Hill can't carry New York,or halt
oi it. There is a tremendous independent
claniont iu Now York which Mr.
Clovelnnd can cominaml, ami which no
other candidate would linve the confidence
01. Tammany Mall may not bo
ploasod witli Mr. Clovulund's nomination,
but it will havo to mpport him."
Congressman Johnson, who is a dele
galo (kid: "I believo Mr. Clovoland
will bo nominated. To turn Mr. Cloveland
down would moan the lost o( ail
that bus been gained."

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