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ESTABLISHED AUGUST 24, 1852. WHEELING, W. VA.. TUESDAY, JUNE 1(5. 1890. VOLUME XLIV?NUMBER 251.
ONLY ONE WORD.'
But It Is Very .Much in Evidence
Just Now , '
WITH THE PLATFORM MAKERS.
Some Want It Expressed "the
Present StanJurd,"
-H;
OTHERS WANT "COLD" INSERTED
Dnf tt la Claimed Sfllhrr Side Know
Kindly "Where They Are Af'-Ylrtn
ally It Takes on the ritaieofaTtiineiy
lUrket Over \othlu|(?Revolt A|;alnit i
I'latt tn the New York Delegation. |
(haplaln of Convention Itabbl Sale |
Paya Ilia lleaprcta to the ffeit Virginia |
Delegation? WuariU' Fight Agalna! |
K. Scott for National Committeeman.
The t'onleat Wave* Warm, and the KleerIan
Postponed t'ntll To-day?Scott *nre
of Sarceedtug Himself.
Special I>l?patrh to the Intelligencer.
fc'T- LOPIS. June 15.?On the eve of the
convention It Is* not d-tenntned whether
the money plank shall dtvlaro for gold
by name, or wlMthcr the yel.
1 <* metal shall bo spoken of
ns the present standard and
I t It at that. It Is confidently belie
veil that gold is to be named, and as
conclusively said thai It Is not to be
r.am??d but only *pok?n of as "The pro*
em ?ki?ua.u.
No matter what may be said. th* point
is not settl??d ami nobody ha.* authority
t.i ?ottl- It until the convention taken
h 11. The comtuntlttee on resolutions i.n
appointed and the "gold by name" men
think they have it. It may be so. but I
know that thqy are unable to name the
men who make up the majority claimed.
I have a personal acquaintance with
many of them who tell me chat they
have not yet concluded a* t?> the matter of
policy, and they remark it is merely a I
matter of policy. It is a sound money |
committee as It must bd^o represent a I
sound money Itody. hut itfrunt* to think !
over the naming of the child when th??
christening comes .?n. It will bear nr- |
Kutn-nt and use the phraseology that I
pleases It !x?*l The east Is determined
to name the child and declare# that it
will be satisfied with nothing less. J
Objnt to the W'urU
The <k?und money men of the Missis- I
sSppl valley say that the use of the word |
gold" will help the d'-maffopues In their |
region to frighten the timid and may i
_i ?.?.?i If the way
l",n wuiie i i" ?? i?. ?w.? ? the
yellow metal money ni^n are <Wlr- i
ous of making sur* of s->und money anil ,
nothing more, nxy thrs* people of the I
valley, they will bb reasonaftft- and accept
the nolid assistance. If they have '
net out to have the nnm*? blown In the
l)OttIe or take their doll rug* and g<i
me, th*n they will l?e childish and
ugly. If they don't g*t what they want
After all It Is a tempest In a t^a pot. u
nursery racket over nothing. It will all
nmc out right and th'r.?e who cannot
have their way will go home to support
the ticket, the free coinage men excepted.
The matter of great Interest to-day
wai the battle royal In the New York
state delegation. If It hail been si cotton
8tat<* delegation. there would have
been guns in the argument.
Tlir Kerolt Against Piatt.
The like of it was probably n*ver
h?anl on a like occasion In any national
delegation. Piatt and Warner Miller
v-r?* in turn denounced, each to hi*
t'-th. Piatt won the chairmanship In
a muter, after nil the war of word*. His
control nver th?* big end of th-? d-l^ga
tlon was no surprlne. ?ul u rap >?
Ws control over the oreanltatlon In Ills
date a? It shown Itflf In the delegation.
Th- hutrn faction doea not 5?m ??.
gracwl and ?pre?a? It* di-t-rmlnat1
o to k**p up thf fight borne until
Matt shall 1* driven from power.
1'latt's friend* lauch and miy they will
welcome th? first ahowing of ?trengtb nt
^ Thl? afternoon th* Hamilton Drown
Company. repre*ent*d In \Nest
Virginia by M. G. Cunningham. of
Clarksburg. call-d at headquarter* with
carriages and took th* who!* delegation
to It* factory, ^employing SW persons.
The company claims to lv? the largest
concern In Its line of buslnea* in thcountry.
The mountaineer* enjoy Hi the
view r,t the city and were much lnt*r**t
"1 In th<? noble ?rt of turning out n pair
? .?bo? s In a twinkling.
Wc?t Virginian* continue to com" In
and at this* hour th?? question I* wh?rp
are ticke t j to b?? found to ndtnlt them
nil.
Hcnator Elk in ? and the congressmen
ur?- not exppctpd.
Rnbbl Hal* called nt ?hp \\V*t Virginia
headquarters to-night, escorted by exCongr-snman
Nathan Prank, of thl?
< lty. to tender hi* acknowledgement to
National f*ommitteeman Sentt for havintr
him rhof-ri as chaplain of tb?? convention.
Hp met mary of the delegatlon
and made a moat favorable Impre.q?lon.
C. II. If.
WEST VIRGINIA DELEGATION
OiC"")*" mill l)d)?iM for thr I'rrwnl
MainUril - A llol Plgllt on llir Hkrllon
ofllir \? i Ioiim I ('ninmllUf/niiii.
Spuria I Dispatch to thn Intelligencer.
ST. LOf'lH. Mo.. June 16.-The West
Virginia delegation organized to-day
na follows: Phalrnian. A. II. White;
secretary. I>. W. Bough nor; committee
?<n credential*, O. W. O. Hardman;
Permanent organization, If. Hehrnulbacb:
baa la of rcproaentatSon, P. C.
Ha?bbone: rub'* and order 'if btiMlnctiy.
.1 F. Hurnt; n?no!utlon?, F. M !?? >*no|di<;
l<? notify Iho presidential nomine,
\v. X. Lynch; to notify the vice
I rodd'-mlal nomlruv. T. ICd^ar JIURton;
want-ut-arniH of J. W.
Chafford
Major Dana, of Kannwhn. \vlmn tfint
It' If unal'l" to Im? pr nt and IiIh plan*
win ftll?"l through tin* rojiv. ntion by
In* alt. i nat-. Major Mural, of ITpaliur.
Th-1 ?"-!''ctlo?i n( national romlttc-irian
' ,ih d?fi??nd until t-'-rnorrnv. \|r. W
K l-Mwardx |m mnklnir a <l<-t<*i-tiilrw?I
?.jrnpalj;n linniil on Hi" ld?*ii that Ida
. ii' r< m?i would !>* it |?roj.< r i TftRiiltion
< f the lowor nd ' f tIn* ntat<\ Mr
Srott will Ik retained on thi- commlttc**
for tin- work In* ha* ! ?n?- and In rxI'-'ti'd
to do. Ilia tlofwil 1# tint |h?hmiii|#*
tjnl'fiM !"< vrrnl "f Ida xupport< ra
I'y AxMiclntnl Prnw.
HT r?oriH. >lo. Jnno i.v? t?h. vv.?t
Vlmlnla l<?n to.day !* *.lured for
a k *1*1 -t. ?.?!.ii?l oii'l t' '1 It* Jli't <?f
th" fonv? iitl'.n riii1 miI (I' d II " if
Into a drudl'M'k "VQf th?- dlDui' of
national oonimlttccmiiii. Two candl*
dotes for thin position w#n? present?
N. R Scott, of Wheeling, the* present
member, and Mr. Seymour Kd wards, of
Charleston, ex-speaker of the state
house of representatives. Tho contest
Is geographical, the supporter* of Edwards
inaklntc their tight on the argument
that Wheeling has long monopolised
the lion's shnre of offices and
should yield n portion to the Second,
Third and Fourth congressional districts.
Another meeting will be held
to-morrow.
The discussion of the financial plank
resulted In u unanimous agreement that
th?* state, through us delegate* to the
convention floor and Its representative
on the committee on resolutions, shall
stand for a platform endorsing the present
monetary standard without the
word "gold."
X'XINLEY MASS MEETIHG.
.'Magnetic Hprrrti of CotigrtMinaii JUion
OrduInK MrKliilrf'i |'On? Idea."
OT I ni'Ii! ?(.. T.inA IE A mnnilur
McKtnley mass meeting wan held tonight
In the Music Hall which forma a
part of tlit* ox position building. In
which fight years ago (Irover Cleveland
woa nominated. Th?- audience was made
up largely of visiting delegate*, although
local politicians were In evident
and a number of ladles graced
the function. *
Introduced by Mark Hanna. Governor
Bushnell, of Ohio, presided over
the meeting. On taking the chair, the
governor said William McKlnley was
the choice nut only of Ohio, but of the
nation, and the audlenc* roue and
howled Its acquiescence. Like Virginia,
I he sold. Ohio proposed to be the
"Mother of Presidents." and she was
ready with her rn;in for the present occasion.
The remainder of the governor's
speech was devoted to the question of
protection. He was followed by exCongressman
William K. Mason, of
Chicago. who started out with the
statement that to-morrow the Republlcans
of the country would meet to nominate
a President of the I'nlted States.
The audience sent up a terrific shout
for the man from Ohio.
Why don s you speak about silver?"
inquired a voice.
-Silver." said Mr. Mason, in response,
"is a great Issue between Dem?wrats
and Democrats." Mr. Mason said the
party of Lincoln has always stood for
an honest dollar as consistently as It
had stood for the Monroe doctrine. No
Republican Congress had ever been and
never would be for free ami uniimU*'ii
coinage of copper, silver, nickel or
gold. or any other metal, except nt Its
intrinsic value. It has been said that
McKlnley wan a man of one Idea. "The
hen-headed gentleman," said Mr. Ma?<>n.
"who makes this statement never
heard MoKlnley speak on th?* doctrine*
of reciprocity, the question of finance,
nnd certainly could not have heard him
In hi* masterful leadership on the floor
of the hou**> when the Flfty-flrat Conadopted
the Ke?*d rules.
"Hut assuming for the sake of argument.
that these Intellectual giants are
correct, and that he Is a man of hut one
Idea?It 1h a mluhty r.xhI Idea: It is the
Republican idea; it is one more Jd??a
than Mr. Cleveland ha* had for four
years: better than all that, it Is the
American Idea. It was the fox. 1 think,
who boosted to the lion of her fecundity,
and pointing to h?ir brood, berated the
lion tluit she had but on.' cub. True,'
paid the Hon. ' I have but one cub, but It
1m a lion.' One idea! "Socrates drank
the hemlock and fared death for one
ld?*a. Lincoln, one id^a. th.* preservation
of the union; (Jrant, one Idea, the
overthrow of secession; McKinley. one
Idea. th?- protection of American Indus
tries. the employment or /\merunn
labor and upbuilding of the American
man, and you God-fearing people ran
home to-night and thank your
Maker that the next President of the
United States is to be a man with one
ld?*a.' "
Congressman Oro*venor. of Ohio, said
.in attempt was Udng made tu blind
the Is.??u?*k of the campaign by the Introduction
of the silver question, but the
American people were not to bo deceived.
What they wonted In the money
line was the American dollar. The
greenback dollar had no symptoms of
debility about it. for It was worth worth
lt< face In gold. It was n Republican
dollar, fought for, legislated for nnd
won by the Republicans, and was always
wanted about the protection of
American industry represented by Governor
McKlnley which would put mor?
of them In the pockettf of the American
worjwnt-ii iv.lit- i ."#
A r-fcn'TH'1 by Governor BushnrU to
II. Clay Kvann an a vice presidential
candidate was received with applause.
STATEMENTS OF THE LEADERS
\VI??t Piatt, Dr|^*r, Miller and T?1Irr
Think of (lie Mtnallon.
ST. LOt*IS. June 15.?'Th* following
declaration* und-r their pnvontl
turoa were Usued by prominent leader*
In the political flitht to-nl?;ht. and repre-..nt
fiu. r.m. . nsu* ?>f uernonal Judgment
within twelv- hour* of the assembling
?f the convention:
Thomas <\ *l*latt, delegatc-a Marge
from NYw York. Usucd the following tonight:
Mr. Morton's name will go before
the convention as the exponent of gold,
a sound mon-y currency. The Unite Ih?In>r
fought to-night Is for a gold standard.
mid there will he no conation of
that fight until th?* platform Is adopted.
Mr. Hanna's evasion of a direct inmr
on thi* question. and his disposition to
avoid stating the financial platform of
his candidate Is hNiksd upon with ?usplclon
by the leaders of the states where
the gold standard I" demanded, and they
will pr-ss the matter until either the
plank Is accepted <?r difeated. We have
never had any direct assurance from
Mr. Ilanna as t<? hi" attitude on the
subject. We will keep the screws upon
Mr. ilanna until he defines his position
or the convention defines It for him."
I>degate.nt-largc Warner Miller, of
N-'w V.?rk. gave tIiIh idgned Ntuteineni:
"I do not I> 11 v? It |m my duty to Hpeak
airalnut iny conviction*, even though 1
mitHt vote fur I/>vl I*. Morton. Mr. Mo*
Klnley will hav - enough vote*"long be(lire
the Mrnt roll call I* <*nded. I hav^
heard ridiculous talk ("-night about Mr.
I'latt forcing Mr. Hanna Into accepting
hi* Ki ltl plunk. I have kept In fairly
gr?od torn h ivlth Mr. llannu und I never
hoard him puy anything unfavorable to
n gold atandard. The convention will
adopt a financial plank t lint will be nci
pinhN lo tin- Mi In". '' Int' K-itii of New
York state*anil tii?- United state*. I believe
that Mr. McKlnlcy will carry New
York stat hy over lW.oon. ami that with
little al l ft 'an tin- utat'- machine."
Chaunccy M. Detww? of New York.
I'-h-Kat" -at-larg . gave tin? Associated
Pro** statement to-night: "I nrn to do a
great d'.il of talking to the convention
"ii iM'half "f my candidate. Governor
Morton, and It \v.?uld ? >< ln? proper for
me ?<? ,' iv anything to-night further
than that i believe the good Kon*c of thM j
' invention will I ii ? <! in framing u
llniuici.il plank that ivlll prnvc aanurlng
to th - hii'dtu-Hv in* n ->f tin- conntry. I
am too faithful a bellrver In Kepuhllranlon
t" hi- very nkeptlciil upon thh
<|Ue*tlon."
To the Anaoclatod Pro** Mr. Ti ller
?*ald: The w-ntem people admire men
who hav- the courage to nay what they
; i mi What In the lire >f twisting
' M"iin'l with fiii h eirprctvlon* n.i 'the
v 1,'tliiK landard' when gold In meant?
i Why not JiiHt nay what they mean w|thoui
ploying with words. That will not
fool anyliody. The American people
Hi" Ini-HIk'i.t. and cannot he deceived.
There nhould he no uttenipt to evade a
direct iMiim
IT IS ALL OVER
F.xccpt the Shouting wlicn tlic
Nomination in Declared.
Tilt TRIUMPH OF M'KINLEY
So Complete that His Friends Can
he jnagnanlmoiis.
PARTISANS OF SPEAKER REED
Qnmy, Morton and Allison *rc Whistling
fbr Appearance Sake, and trill Go Douii
wllh Colors Flylng-Tlie Convention
Will be .Nothing but a Camp of llarnioiiy-Tltv
Sliver Srhlaiuatlra, I?ed l?v
Senator Teller, llate Only .lluitered
FlveNtatcfl, Giving Them a Strength of
Fifty Delegates Out of a Total of Over
Nine Hundred -Formulating a Manifesto
Severing Their Allrglanco ivlth
the Grand OKI Party.
ST. LOUIS. Mo., June 15.-On the eve
of the tenth natlonnl convention of the
Republican party, St. Louis resembles
a bride decked for the coming of hir
liege lord. The buildings llame with
buntings, and windows are adorned
with pictures of the various candidates,
the air b.'ats with the pulsating of martial
music as parading clubs, go sweeping
by. the streets surge with people
borne along In resistless streams while
the hotel corridors are choked with a
Jostling, pushing maw of humanity. ItIs
estimated 75.000 stranger* are in
town to-night. The Southern and riantem
hotels, where the headquarters of
lilt' pi un ii'iit uwKut>v?n ... . ?,
were thronged to the doors nil day.
Hands played In the rotundas hnd kept
Che crowds tiiat pushed their way up
and down th? broad marble staircases,
until they seemed to creak under their
burdens. In a good humor, while delegation*
met and loader* conferred ! ? bind
closed doors as to the llnal details.
The most remarkable feature about
the convention so fur has been the absence
of bad blood among the partisans
of the various candidates. The triumph
of MuKlnley has been so complete thus
far that his friends rnn afford to be
magnanimous. and hi* opponents ran
do nothing but acquiesce lu the ascertained
will of the majority. The partisans
of Heed, Quay. Morton and .Milson
still wear their buttons and anas
stnunch a* ever In their layalty. but
they realise the hopelessness of making
shrieking or offensive demonstrations
in favor of their champion, and the
managers of the antl-McKlnley candidates
have practically sheathed their
swords. This does not mean that they
have abandoned the tlold with the exception
of Governor Jiradley, of Kentucky.
who dropped out last night.
Witt C.o Dot* ii w ith Colors I I) lug.
The names of the other candidates
will be presented and voted for and will
probably poll full strength. Indeed, the
Reed men to-day have labored assiduously
to rally their followers to the last
man. They have ap|*.-uled t.. hln
friend!* to ito oown who ' 0101 "J
So, to.), will the follower! of .Morion.
Allison and Quay. Hut no one venture
to suggest the possibility of McKlnley s
defeat. The real struggle that l? Koine
on In over the financial plunk In the
platform. Around It all Interest centers.
Xleyond the disputes In the various deleiraur>n*
over the supremacy of men ami
factions. It Is almost the Hole subject nf
pleas and counter-pleas. It is the real
battle ground. In phrase and word It
Is all Important.
t'pon the tariff, and upon all other
question* there Is substantial unity, but
the differences upon it are as wide as
the continent. Free silver un.l gold are
an Irrecunclllable hii the pole*, and the
radical silver men are prepared I" Btak?*
their nil upon the Imuc. Knowing they
cannot succeed they ore ev?*n n??w forinulntlnir
the manifesto that will never
their allegiance to the Republican
party. Hut the*e radical sliver rn?*n are
largely outnumbered. Headed by Senator
Teller, of Colorado, they have only
mustered live Ntat?H and perhaps on"
territory. 1??m than tlfty delegate* In all.
out of n total of over Ikh).
The real struggle Is between those In
favor of a gold declaration for the maintenance
of u gold standard except
through an International agreement,
ami those whose friendliness to silver,
although opposed to free coinage,
make* them seek to avoid a specific endorsement
of th?- gold standard. The
result of the meeting of th?- various
state delegations to-day demonstrated
emphatically that the convention will
not dodge the Issue nor equivocate in
laiiguttK'*- Twenty-eight states. comprising
the territory east of th?? Mississippi
and almost the south, elected
members of the resolutions committee
ami Instructed them to vote for a gold
declaration.
Thr lint IIP for tlslll.
Wisconsin. Minnesota. Nebraska, Or
eeon and Washington also touk strong
ground for gold. In Indiana Cent ral
I..nv Wallace was ehosen u member of
the resolutions committee, after lie had
declared (hut he would not stand on
th?- Indiana plank, and tfcat the utteruieea
for Um maintenance of the gold
standard could not be made too strong
for him. Minnesota with h. r ehrhteen
v-?t?>vl Inntmrtvil x-Clovernor Marrlatn
to Insist upon a declaration of tlfy gold
utandard. Michigan and seveniJ of the
northwestern states, notably Iowa ami
the iJakotas. and ceveral of the southern
states. ( ?*.)! Rla. Mississippi and
Louisiana. announced their opposition
( i free colnuge, but did not favor a too
radical deelaratlon In favor of the gold
standard. Iowa was partk'ularly hoJlcl
toils, and feared that It mlicht carry
the northwest Into the pemorratlc camp
In case the Chicago convention pro..
.......m.i i..i..r fur Nilver. Tie* eastern
delegates up- overjoyed at the outcome
and believe (hat ihe result of (<*- !? y'?
action remove* th" Inst uncertainty ;n
to tho charm-tor "f tin- financial plank.
The exact lanftiisjr* of tin* plank haw
not yet been drawn. .Mark llnnna. to
nnd to whom all are agreed belongs tho
distinction of IHnjj tl*- dominating
power lu the convention, has hail many
plnnk? preseti|%*?1 to hhn. hilt all mean
practically the ?ani" thing. the tnnlntenance
??f tip' k< ?l*l standard until at! In jernatlonal
agreement con ho reached
and unalterable opposition to free coinage.
Coupled with these declarations will
he undoubtedly n declaration In favor
of such use ,?r wllv. r as tl>- need* ?f
commerce demand, I?nt not beyond the
point where the maintenance t,f i|t,
parity would ho endangered. j
Henalor-elect Foraker. of Ohio, who I
|x to be ehalrrnan of the commlttco on I
resolution*. has prepared .1 rough draft
of a platform covering most of tli
nilbjc.-f* l > lie prem-nt'd an-! tNn will
furnish Ihe ba:?h for tho work of cm
strucllriK the platform
The selection by tho various state del
Ration* to-day of their membership on
the comniltt-'' \ra? not marked by H*'nF.itlorial
InriiJi-ntH save In New York
and Missouri.
I'llley Knocked OnI.
In the Missouri delegation Chauncey
I. Fllley, who for many year* had been
Che Mbnouri reflreaentatlve on the National
rooimtttiM1, wnH defeated In Wn
ambition t*> n^iiln u national committeeman
and ltlchard Keren* wan
selected. Thl? Ih the outcome of a long
pitukkI" f??r supremacy.
ui(nnti.?n i.m tn rho viw? nrpjtl
dency continues Indefinite. Opinion
doc* not seem to crystallxe. The talk
of Ilobnrt. <?f New Jersey. Llppett. of
Rhode Inland, Rvans, of Tennessee,
goes on. but does not seem to be regarded
seriously.
Th??re was a strong belief early in the
day that perhaps the New York delegation
could agree on som?? one who
would b?? satisfactory to b<>th factions,
and there was u renewed dlscuxHiun of
Governor Morton and ex-*eeretary of
the navy Tracy, but when the factions
declared war to thi* hilt; all Idea
of New York furnishing th?* tall of th-ticket
wan abandoned. Although th"
Maine delegation 1.1 not advertising tinfact.
It Is almost certain tlirit they will
present th?? name of ex-fiovcrnor
Cleaves. Representative Dlngley, of
Main**, who was s|>.?ken of. does not
covet the honor. There Is still a ilngorimr
hope among a vast number ??f
the delegates that Speaker Heed will be
nominated by a spontnn<vius outburst
In th* convention, und. If h?* Is. they do
not believe he could decline any more
than Logan could In 1884 or Hendrlckf
and Tburman could when they wenplaced
??n the Democratic tickets In 1RSI
and lssn. respectively.
To-nluht the streets were brilliantly
Illuminated and a monster McKlnley
demonstration was made.
morton viri-iis.
lie laValil to llnvr roiiMiilnl In T?Wr thr
VJft l'r??l?!rlitlul Xomliiatlnii.
ST. LOITIS, Juno Id. 12:30 a. m.?A*
a result of much telegraphic negotiation
" ? 1 > il.n?? l?
cwtwwn m. i.otnk nnu aiumu;, * .*
nltely stated on what Is bollovet! to l?.?
pood authority that Governor Morton
haw finally yielded to tho solicitation!'
of his friends. and ha* agreed to acor>pt
tho vice presidential nomination. Despite
th" split In the New York delegation
he Ih now to be vigorously
pressed for the nomination.
GOSSIP OF Till": DAY.
JVrw?j" Xntra I'lrknl t'p nt thr Vitrlom
Ilrmliinartrrfc.
ST. LOUIS, Mo., June 13.?It Is conceded
on all hands that Mr. Hanna will
bo made chairman of tho natlnnaJ commlttee
If he will accept. lie has not yet
signified his acceptance in explicit terms,
but be has said enough to convince his
friends of his willingness to assume
the duties of the place. The selection
of a national chairman Is always left
... nn 11 .liftnr>> Rpnut.tr
lO tilt* |'irp,UU?mi ,
Galllnger'a name has been mentioned In
comuvtlon with th?* chairmanship. but
it will probably not b? presenteg if Mr.
llnnnn Js a candidate.
Tho bad Wood between the Fllley and
Keren* faction* In th?? Missouri delegation
developed a bloody turn after the
delegation had been in session an hour
and u half In room "is at the Southern
hotel. Muyor p. D. J last In. of Sedalta,
drew a knife on Delegate Berry in th-*
secret session. but wan seized and prevented
from making a personal attack.
With many of the members of the
committee on resolution* not appointed,
and with some state delegation* still*
on the way here. It Is Impossible to get
an absolutely authentic record of the
present stundlng upon the Issue. A poll
by the Associated Preps this afternoon
shows that there ar?- three standards
for which votes can lie counted and the
states with their number of delegates
are polled under the four headings: For
a gold standard with the worn "goiu
In (ho plank. .114. For silver frr?> ? olnnw.
72 Against free coinage of silver
without mentioning ih?? word "gold."
I >tilit 'nl stall's* r. 't y -t decided
no vf?t?%H. Necessary t > the adoption of
a plank. -IfiO voir*
The Ohio delegation osranlsed In n
few minutes, to-day. without n dissenting
vote on the selection of Kurts
for national committeeman. All the
selections wen* by acclamation, and the
^ lection <?f Forakcr for the chairmftn
of committee on resolution!*, and Marcur
A. Iliinna ns a member of the committor
t?? notify th?* candidate of bin
nomination w?*re received with cheer*,
on motion of 8cnAtor-elcct Foraker th??
chairman of th?* delegation was directed
to east the forty-Mx votes of Ohio for
William McKlnley.
ST. I.OPIS. Mo., June 15?The Addlcks
delegation from Delaware met
to-day and elected the following off!
p.?r.": Chairman of delfRhtlon? .T. Kdwnrd
A (Id I ok": nnllonal comrnltP'.'niiin.
J. Kdward Addlck*. Mr. Addirk*. the
member of the committee on r-? >lutliina.
* In favor of a dectoratlon for
pdd In the platform. though he do*.? not
object t<> ii rluuflo niatlnir to Internat!
?n:iI a??r?-einent. The IIIkbIiis d'i?u;?tl.tn
will take no action until nfter the
contest If decided.
The colored delegate* to the convention
at mans meeting to-day. attended
by more than two-thirds of I heir nttmlwr.
derlannl for the gold ntandard.
with* but idx dlssenjln* voice*. ThN
nation ??x th-- . hlef of th * formation
..f ?n organisation .'f colored KppubllraiiH
f"? pnrpoMi'X of ' o-operntlon in
( iirint* recognition of their rare from
i?i,. convention. ThomaJ* Fortune, of
New York, Colonel IVrry <\ir?on and
\V. <";iIvfti Chase, ?*f i|j.? Dintrlrt of 0V?IffniMa.
were li'iulorn In the movement,
ami l*'tt??r? of endowment won* re< ? !v?*?l
from Congressman Murray mid
'ongressmnn LnngHton.
The California (Iclomllnii after being
in RCMlon nil the afternoon, clioue J. n.
Spreekle* to huccc'iI M. II. Young
as national committeeman.
Th" Mississippi delegation met at 4
o'clock at the Southern. The fight bctwi'i-n
the Lynch and IIIII faction* r -Hiilted
In n 'victory for the tatter, Hill
having twelve out of the eighteen votes.
The delegation at a meeting this
aft* rnoon elected .!. M. Matthew*,
chairman; I?*< tod Janic* I IIll an national
cummltteeninn.
The members <>f the American Protective
ANKori.itIon will ask tlv national
convention to recognise them to tie- extent
of Inserting a (dank In the platforni
which, after eoneedlng to all tin*
utmost freedom In the exercise of tIf
right to worship Hod according l?? the
dictates of their own r>nsrlrnce. will
declare f<?r the restriction of inimlgml
lion to the extent of excluding all unde*lnil>J?*
person*. for change* in the
naturalization laws and their aaminMiration
Hi iih ??? prevent unfit persons
from becuinlng citizen#; fnr one general
iion-.scctarian free, public school ijyatem;
ti?> public nkl of any character to
!? ? given t-? any othur achools and that
nil appropriation* of puollc money or
property shall l?e solely for public ilistltutiona
and for tbe benefit ??f every
clans of the people, to be disbarred by
responsible public ofllclnln. Tliert* 1" a
law sprinkling of members of the A1\
A. In the convention, but they are
making no opposition to tne noimn ttion
of MeKlnloy. a* was ut one time
predicted they would.
Mr. Rdwnrd Adldcks to-dny declared
his Intention of proseouting hlii claim
and tie* claim** of hln co-do legates to
*-nt? In the national convention in the
committee on en-dent lain, and fn case
of .in adverse decision by tie* commitlee.
Into thu convention If opportunity
offered. "I shall prosecute the contest
to the hitter end," suid Mr. Addicks,
"und If the decision 1b against us, Delaware
will no longer be a Republican
state. Not that we make any threats,
but because the people will resent our
defeat."
For three hours this morning the Illinois
delegation struggled In a discussion
over a monetary resolution." It
contained the words "gold standard"
and It was thin which caused the contention.
Th?* members of southern
Illinois wanted no mention made of
old. The former* in that portion of the
state were suspicious of any mention
made of gold. They said they thought
It savored of Wall street. The resolution
adopted reads as follows:
Kevolved. That the representative of
the ilium!* delegation on the commit
tee on resolutions shall be requ?*sted to
advocate a resolution which shall explicitly
declare In favor of the exlutlng
gold standard and In favor of the use
of silver to the extent that only Its parity
will be maintained. We favor a
Nrlaratlnn for the further coinage of
silver whenever an agreement for its
use l>y th?* leading commercial nations
of the world can be arrived at,#but we
are unalterably opposed t?? the free
coinage of silver under the present
conditions.
Heiulived. That prntecllon and reciprnclty
should bo made the paramount
Issue of the campaign, and should be
given llrst prominence in the platform
as the great and fundamental principle
of the Republican party.
Senator-elect Foraker. of Ohio, who
will b?* chairman of th- committee on
resolutions, said that thetariff plank will
be a distinct declaration In favor of protection.
but that the MeKlnley law will
not !> * re-enacted. Conditions have
changed, he said, and tariff laws must
rhange with them. To-night Senators
Quay, Lodge, John S. Wise and others
wen* conferring with Senator Foraker
urging him to Insist on th" committee
IKlYltlK K"IU I'Ui 111 OIL- IMOUVlm.
In some quarters to-night It Is said
that the Plait contlng'-nt have agreed
t<? xupport Mr. Dejx?w for vice president
In thf convention. A rumor Is also current
that the New York dtdegatlun may
l>rr-s?'iit th'- name ??f Fr?*derick D. Grant,
of Neiv Vork. for that office. There Ix u
meeting of the delegation early to-morrow.
IT HAS BEEN AGREED UPON.
Thr Moiiry I'lank m Victor}' for the Mid
tllr IV rat, ami la t'nri|nlt oral.
ST. T.OT'lS, June 15.?fhe money
plank of the platform has been agreed
upon. It Is n victory for the middle
west, but Is perfectly satisfactory to
the extreme east. The New England
contingent leaded by Senator Ix>dge,
of Massachusetts, and backed by the
1'Jatt and Quay force* In New York
and Pennsylvania, urged the adoption
of a short emphatic conclusion and
their plank was finally formulated at
the conference held last night. The
plank: "We favor n maintenance of the
xlstlnu gold standard and are opposod
to thr fp-e coinage >f silver except by
internatlvjnal agreement for bl-metallHm
with the ling commercial nations
of th" world."
This was to he the offer of the east
and upon It they were to stand. The
leaders In the middle west states.
Ohio, Indiana. Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota
and Nebraska, wen* equally
strong In th?lr Insistence upon a declaration
that would not he <?p?>n to tin*
cimrK" "f equivocation. Michigan. Iowa
and South Dakota, three of the tlern
Of Btati a stood ?-ut against u declaration
fav ?rlnc In terms the present gold
standard. They rather favored something
distinctively friendly to silver.
,cl I !.??? fr? t r.?.?
(' Inline under existing circumstances.
The plank agreed upon by the Iowa
delegation this afternoon after a four
hours' struggle and which Is understood
t.> have th" endorsement of Senator Allison.
fully. Is* for this Idea. That plank
was ax follows:
"We favor gold, silver and paper us
the money ?.f th** rnlted States, all to
!> kept In a parky of value and the enactment
of necessary laws to arcompllsh
the purpose. We also favor the
use of llv< r as International money,
either through International iiffreement
to secure a common ratio with free
coinace at such ratio by the agreeing
nations. <?r by concurrent legislation
of th" league nntions to accomplish the
same purpose.
"That pending such an arrangenvjnt
which should be prompted by the power
of th?- 1'nlted States it I* unwise and
ln?-x|* dient for the t'nlted StateH alone
to adopt u free silver coinage of silver
at a ratio of 16 to I. and therefore we
oppose Much fr?v coinage of silver." The
plonk which follows.
Thin plank wan nuMnittcd to Senator
LoJtff anil other cantern men to-day os
n iuwtltule f"r (be plank proposed by
Hi* in > wterday and lian bc.?n accepted
l?y them u* eomplptly natliifactory. This
It !k believed th?' IIkIU over financial
plonk* of the platform.
Senator Forakor will present It to the
committor. Thlo Is tbo tthiolttMoii:
"Tin- Republican party If unre*erv?Nlly
for Round money. It fanned the enartni'
iii <>f tin* law providing fur the resumption
of npeole payment In lH7ft *lnce
\v lion ovry dollar ha* been an good nn
pilil, We nn* unalterably op|H??| to
very measure calculated t?? debase our
ciirr nry ?>r Impair th? credit of our
country. \W nr?'. therefore, opposed to
the fi>- and unlimited coinage ??f nllver
except by International aure^ment.
vhk ii?' favor, <?r until aiwh aimement
t an If l-lalned, th-- xhtln* *r??!d stand
nru MHMji.i ! * |nI'.^ rvni.
"\\v favor th?* iihp of mIImt us currciny,
1*111 t<? tin- ?*x(?*nt only that Itn
purity with k'ol'l can hp maintained, and
w<> favor ull moaauroH dp?linu*d t malatnli:
Inviolably tin* money of tin* Pnlt-'d
s'.at'h. wh th r coin ??r |>ii|ht. (lie
iMnndurd of tho must i-nliKhtpnod nation*
of til-' world."
Wmllirr roir< M?t fur Toilny.
For \V?nt VIikIiiIii. Nhoui r?. followed hy
f;?ir wi'.itIi?t, wari)i?>r; punt^rly in houthoi
ly WIli'lH.
I-W W.-I'im IVihimIvoiiIh utnl Ohio.
Iopii I HhowiTf, follownl hy fair weal her;
Imhl to tn- li winterly wind*.
I.? ? ?! l'rii?|H ii?lorr.
Tin* IcmiHTntniv ymlorday u* observed
hy Mpluifpf. driiKKlm. curtirr Kourtcmtli
uml .Market mrcot*. uai an fol*
lows:
7 a. m r?s ;i p. hi m
!' II 111 >'? ?. Ill "0
1:' in m WVnther-t'handle
MADE THE FUR FLY.
Lively Times at the Meeting ot the
New York Delegation.
THE ATTEMPT TO RETIRE PLATX
Provokes an Internecine Conflict
Among Delegates,
OPPOSITION! Tfl "FASY BOSS"
I.rd by Kx-Mrnator Warnrr Miller, who
Sfomliulci the Uooil Xnlnreil Dcptw for
Chairman ofthr Dclrgit on?The Hrrkliner
Ktatraman Herri vra an A trfnl Hoait
from the Kollotrcn of Piatt?Plaatered
All Over with Ylfnprratlon and thru
Painted a Dark.llnnl Traitor ? Plait
Finally Wins the Fight by a Vote of
37 to IX
ST. LOUIS, June 15.?'The mooting of
the New York delegation to-day was
marked by the attempt to retire Thomas
C. I'latt. and the surprise wan so great
that the I'latt adherents were forced to
lake a recess until 3 o'clock this afternoon
In order to marshal their forces.
When the delegation was called to order
It was understood that Chauncey M.
Depew was to b?* named a* chairman of
the caucus and that Mr. I'latt was to be
s-lected as chairman of the delegation.
There was not th?- nhadow of a supposltlon
that there would be any opposition.
Hut Warner Miller had been In conference
all morning with the McKlnlcy
managers and with .Mr. Matthews, of
Huffulo, and wh?*n the-double proposition
was made, he was ujx>n his feet in
un InMt.-int.
"I move. Mr. Chairman, that the name
of Mr. Depew be substituted for that of
Mr. Piatt," h?* said.
Surprise was written on all faces and
even Mr. Depew seemed taken aback.
"I do this l?*cause th<* most distinguished
man on this delegation has been
entirely neglected." saUI Mr. Miller.
There were cries of "no" and a motion
was at once made to divide the question.
Mr. Depew was then selected as
chairman of the caucus by an unanimous
vote. The question was put as to
the selection of Piatt as chairman of the
delegation, and th? n Mr. Miller renewed
his motion to substitute Mr. Dcpew's
name.
Mr. Depew sat silent, but Congressman
QuIkk In opposing the substitution
attacked Mr. Miller in a vigorous and
almost vicious manner.
Miller rtiokrd Off.
Before Mr. Miller could answer Mr.
Qulgg. Frederick S. Glbbs had obtained
recognition and moved that the delegation
take a recess until 3 o'clock this
afternoon. In making this motion
Glbbs characterized Miller as a "chronic
kicker," a "washer of dirty linen," nnd
tmiuifni mitrast." and such character!
sat Ion*. . .
Mr. Miller was not allowed to respond
to attacks, but a recess was taken
until 2 o"clock. L ? __ .
Shortly aft?-r 2 o'clock the New York
delegation- met again and at once Mr.
Sutherland mad<* a motion for the admission
of the press. Thl? was carried
and Mr. Depew asked the further pleasure
of the meeting. Mr. Lautcrbach obtalned
the tloor and criticised the action
of Mr. Miller In the morning:, and then
proceeded to say that while It was concmM
that there would not be any use in
carrying to the committee on credentials
of the convention the seating of the
anti-Morton dt-legates. still he thought
that the delegation should protest
against the seating of those delegates by
the national committee. He thought
that the delegates should be allowed to
vote on these questions. General Mc- j
Cook. one or tne anii-aionun n??r.?. injected
ami made a heated argument In \
favor of his own right In the matter. V
The statement was noted on the mm- ^
Mrs anil then Mr. Depew arose and
made u brief statement. H- said: I
have no desire to occupy any other
place In this body or to have any other
honor except that of presenting the
name of Gov-rnor Morton. My friend.
Mr. Miller, has made a mistake In misconstruing
my answer to his remjrks to
me about being chairman of the meeting.
I will nut stand for chairman unless
my election Is unanimous.''
Mr. Miller arose and stated: "I aid
ask Mr. I>ep?'w whether he would accept
this nomination and he answered
yes, and since the mating this morning
he again assured me that he would
accept. I stand here to repudiate tho
leadership of the man Who has dc..Jnr.Ml
ibat MeKlnley Is unlit for the
office of President. I cannot stand under
such a banner. I cannot go forward
with the world pointing Us finger
at me and saying: 'How can you vote
f.?r a man whom' ability you have questioned?
I regret Mr. Chairman, that you
will n??t accept the office. I for one
will not follow the leadership of Piatt.'M
Mr. Thurlow Weed Harries then
standing directly In front of Mr. Miller,
talked at him In some of the moat violent
language that has ever been heard,
while the majority of the delegates applauded.
Thr llrrblmrr Uo??f.
"Thin man," he said, "who was ejected
to represent the state of New York
as preferring the eamlhlncy of Levi P.
Morton has turn- d over t.? William McKlnley.
Why! Who is the traitor!"
Crle* of "Miller. Miller!"
"What Is the Issue'" Why it is MjUer
fiKalfiNt Piatt una that aime: inu
people do not want to follow a traitor
lead." , .
MtUer *.?t with trembling Up. and
flcneral SJcCwok strove to br-ak Into
th?? affair by movtnir to proeeod with
the vote. Miller tried to get !tim to not
withdraw Mr. Depexv'n name, but he
inNiHtrd anil named Warner Miller.
That's the lflnur. that'll It; it'* a traitor
against a Republican," ahoutcd Delegate
A Id rid ire. Then Senator John
It.nine* aivte and In scathing term#
denounced Mllb r. He mM: "Now the
gentleman ha* plaeed hlm*elf In tlw
position he coveted. Shall we ehoo*>
n it*ffubileitit or a kicker? A chronic
kicker from Herkimer. a man whose
r?lf?c- H never know n, who was never
fnllhfiil to any man ??r any party? That
Is the Issue. I hurl back in th? Herkimer
statesman's teeth Hie statement
that Mr. I Matt Ham maligned Mr. Mo
Klnley. When election time eome* and
New York Republicans ant their votes
fur President whether he he Morton or
MeKlnley, he will get .Mr. IMatt's support
and the support of New York Republicans.
but he i nn never rely upon
the vacillating anil treacherous states?
man from Herkimer, Warner MlUer.
11name will go down t. Ignominy."
The mil enll began. When the vote
wan announce an I'latt fi.1 and Miller
17, there was a hurst of applause. Mr.
Cornelius Hllss offered this resolution: Jiv]
Kesolv <>d. That the N"tv York delegates
favor and heart Uy sup|>ort the
strongest statement th.it can be dpvised,
ree.?Knltlng th?* imperative n?-cesslty
of malnlalnlnit the present sold
Man.lard of value and condemning Hu?
free coinage of silver."

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