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The Nebraska Leader Sweeps the Convention and Is Nomi
nated For a Second Time.
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After a Long Fight the
Is Set Out
Ohio DfefeaUon WanledUi Simply Ratiiy the Chicago Platforr
As a Whole yithqut; Making a Specific Plank For Silver At
10 to lTMatter Taken Into the Convention Why Mr.
Bryan Was Nol Nominated In the Conventiori.'at
the Wednesday Night Session.
Kansas City, July, 5.At'4 o'clock tills
morning, after teii-hours of uninter
rupted debate, the resolutions commit
tee decided that a specific plank for 1C
to 1 should ho Inserted In the national
Democratic platform. The struggle put
up by eastern and southern slates was
so powerful that 16 to 1 advocates had
only two majority. The vote stands 26
to 24. Montana and the District of C6
lumbla not voting. The minority will
take Uio fight Into the convention.
The motion was on the adoption of the
new 16 to 1 silver platform, resulting as
Ayes Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas,
Connecticut, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa,
Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Massachu
setts, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada,
North Dakota, New Mexico, Oregon,
South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Ver
mont, Washington, Wyoming, Hawaii,
Oklahoma Territory, Indian Territory.
Nays California, Delaware, Florida,
Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana,
Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missis
sippi, New Hampshire," New York, New
Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsyl
vania, Rhode Island, South Dakota,
Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, Wis
consin and Alaska.
Delegate Button Wanted to
Name Bryan But Delegates
Were Too Noisy.
News-Democrat Leased Wire Service.
Kansas City, July 5. If Delegate Jos.
Button, of Virginia, could have made
himself heard last night, Bryan would,
in all probability, have been nominated
then. 'After Chairman Richardson had
made his speech, lasting fifteen minutes,
the greatest demonstration of the day
occurred, called forth by his uttering the
name of Bryan. Delegates marched
through the hall singing and cheering
for half an hour.
Button tried to nominate Bryan but
could not be heard. Richardson saw
that he could not do anything with the
convention, and It adjourned to 10i30
this morning.
Much Contusion as the Crowd
Y Was Large and the Temper
ature Torrid.
News-Democrat Leased Wire Servlne.
Convention Hal, Kansas City, July 5.
The convention was called to order
at 11:03. Crowds began pouring into
the convention hall as early as 8:30 a.
m., though the convention was not to'
be called to order until 10:30. This Is
to be the big day and no one, In Kan
sas City, native or visitor, who has had
the pull to get a ticket wants to miss
the stirring scenes that are promised.
The sub committee of the committee
on resolutions completed its labor about
daylight and Is to report the platform
to the full committee at 10 a. ,m. There,
is no doub'l that there 'will be a, minority
report, against the 16 to 1 specific plank
and one of the most bitter fights In
the history of national conventions In
this country is expected on foe floor of
the convention.
As the' delegates came In the band
played . patriotic airs, and, the crowd
applauded each-one 'Vigorously.;
' Ae 10:69 a Texas delegate entered,
bearing affixed to a long pole which he
held aloft, the polished horns of a .steer
from whlqh was suspended p., placard
announcing '"Texas '200,000 Democratic.'
Cheers greeted tfils emblem as it was
placed in the center of the Texas sec
tion. Senator Blackburn's entrance was
also the signal for a display of en
thusiasm. The galleries saluted him
by.name and yells to.asBure him .of his
At 11:03 Chairman Richardson rapped
for order. Prayer was offered by
IHe'hop Glenxinn, of the Kansas City
diocese of the' Roman Catholic church.
The bishop's prayer was short and at
its conclusion" the noise and confusion
inseparable from such a great gather-
jng broke out afresh and caused Rich -
Chicago Platform Ratio
Leased Wire Service.
ardson to make an appeal to the dele
gates and galleries to preserve order,
so that the business of the convention
could proceed'and everybody could be
heard. "
Gov. Hogg, of Texas, was then Invited
,to address the convention. His popu
larity was manifested In no uncertain
manner nnd the desire to hear what
he had to say had more effect in quiet
ing the crowd than the use of the
chairman's gavel.
He made an Impassioned speech for
a specific declaration for 16 to 1 In the
platform. He-was heartily cheered. He
also scored Imperialism, government by
injunction and tariff.
Dockery, Democratic nominee for
governor of Missouri, was the next
speaker. Dockery attacked the policy
of taxation without representation by
Republicans In Porto Rico. He be
lieved in Democrats formulating a
financial policy of their own without
waiting for the consent of Mark Hanna
and the Republican party. He urged
that the watch word of the party be,
"Harmony," and hoped that whatever
the platform might be. New York would
be sound standing by Missouri, and all
the people who are opposed to Hanna
lsm and McKlnleylsm, would help to
elect the Democratic candidate and
help to 'pUt the country back upon the
foundation of Jefferson's principles.
He was followed by Mayor Rose, of
Milwaukee. He promised Wisconsin for
the Democrats and believed that the
German-American would be with the
Democrats. He concluded his speech at
As soon as reasonable quiet could be
restored, J. E. McCullough, of Indiana,
took the platform. McCullough said
that the gains this year must come
from the great states and assured the
convention that in Indiana, Democrats
will awaken to the Iniquity of Imperial
ism. (Cheer's.) If a platform should be
adopted upon which all could stand,
he promised that Indiana's electoral
vote would be cast for Bryan and for
the vice-presidential candidate who
would be nominated today.
At 12:25 George Fred Williams, of
Massachusetts, was recognized to offer
the resolution that a 'committee of nine
be appointed by the chairman to confer
with the Silver Republican and Popu
list parties now gathered in Kansas
City. There were some cries of, "No,"
"no," but when the vote was taken the
motion was adopted by a very consider
able majority.
Congressman J. R. Williams, of Il
linois, then addressed the convention.
He said the Democracy from one end
of the land to the' other could unite on
the Declaration of Independence, they
could unite in opposing imperialism and
McKlnleylsm. (Cheers.) They could
unite on William J, Bryan, the greatest
leader of modern times, they could
unite In the cause of liberty and would
snatch the imperial crown from the
head of McKlnley. Bryan, Williams,
continued, was the fearless champion of
human rights.
As Williams took his seat, Chairman
Richardson announced that the con
vention would now be addressed by
Governor Beckman. At this the mani
festly popular approval became
boisterous and"the young' executive was
given qn ovation lasting fully- three
minutes, i When he" could be'heWd'he
said that lie would only spenk ir, word
In behalf of the .outraged and slandered
Demdcraey"ln his state'. ' If 'there were
a stain on Kentucky's escutoheon it had
been placed there by those who have
not( and never will Vote the I?empora
t!c ticket. In the -November election
Kentucky would, be .found safely and
surely in the Domocratlo procession.
T,here had recently been an exodus of
crlmnals from the state and if the
good workikept up the Democratic
majority in Kentucky this fall would
reach 100,000, i
Some Talked as li It Could Be
Done But There Was, iS t
pfowa-Deroocrat Leased' Wire Service'.')
Kansas City, July 5. Yesterday 'after
noon it was David Hill's Convention. In
the sylmlh'ltwos very, nuich Aryan's.
iner9i,wereia,jiianyiCAUS jor.JHJlliUur
Ing tln'dreslon that jnany. fcltlzens,
forgetful thatniie'Wilkof the calling
came from the galleries and that gal-
rhoto by Bin.
lerles do not make nominations, talked
wisely about the chances of stamped
ing the convention to Hill for president.
Never was there a glimmering chance
of it. Bryan has the delegates under his'
control and would be nominated even
though they were not instructed to
vote for hlm.AUo them are so in
Some Conservatives Think He
Should Be Named For
Second Place.
News-Democrat Leased Wire Service.
Kansas City, July 5. The defeat of the
conservatives in the platform committee
portends their defeat in the convention.
It portends, further, the selection of a
vice presidential candidate known to
stand with both feet on a 16 to 1 plat
form. Now It Is Charles A. Towne against
the field. The conservatives are trying
to concentrate on Adlal E. Stevenson,
Grover Cleveland's vice president, but
many of them counsel and advise that
the out and out 16 to 1 men be allowed
to select Bryan's running mate.
Convention Recessed and Will
Hear Platform Report When
It Meets.
News-Democrat Leased Wire Service.
Bulletin, Convention Hall, Kansas
City The convetlon at 12:45 recessed
until 3:30, when the platform committee
will report. ,
Platform Will Declare Imper
ialism to he Dominant And
News-Democrat Leased Wire Service.
Kansas City, July 6. The committee
on resolutions met at 10:03; the sub
committee reported the platform. Daly,
of New Jersey, led a hot fight to force
a declaration of what the main Issue
was. The conservatives won, and im
perialism was declared to be the main
issue. The platform will say, that,
while other issues were Important, im
perialism was vital and struck at the
very foundation of tho republic. This
victory encouraged tho conservatives
and practically assured that there will
be no minority report.
The new platform not only reaffirms
tho Chicago platform, but 'the latter
is rewritten In the new one, including,
of course, the 16 to 1 plank. The trust
plank is strong. The platform was
adopted at 1:08 and the committee ad
David B. Hill Received in the
Convention With Great
News-Demo ;rat Leased Wire Service.
-Kansas City, July 5. The reception to
David B. Hill, by tho convention yes
terday, was a most remarkable one and
tho New Yorker was given an ovation
that must have surprised him. He
found himself popular In all parts of
the country. He came in and sat down
in an olsaure- seat- in the New York
Then a remarkable thing occurred.
A loud voice, away back in the crowd,
trumpeted into the air of the conven
tion the one woid "Hill." It was the
spark in a barrel of powder. There was
no premeditated fireworks about this
explosion. The word was taken up
everywhere; yells for "Hill, Hill," went
up; the audience sprang to Its feet. One
half the delegates followed suit. A
j storm of yells swept through the hall.
I The chair stood and pounded. The con
tinuous taps of hlsi gavel were like those
,of a woodpecker on a dead tree, and
had as much effect. The convention
had broken the bounds of the pro
gram. It escaped from all control of
,the chairman, who stood like a white
gaunt ghost trying to steer the current
(back within its banks. The friends of
Senator Hill gathered about him and
urged him to his feet. He shook his
head decidedly. He was white, but
cool. The Croker crowd sat in their
seats with eyes on the Bryan bust and
never moved a muscle. Minute and
minute slipped by and the uproar con
tinued. The crowd were determined to hear
Hill. Some cheered because they ad
mired the man. Some because they
were with him on the money question.
Others because they protested against
New York's! injection of Tammany Hall
ward politics into a national conven
tion. With the cheers came hisses. One
stalwart man stood on a chair and mo
notonously yelled "Traitor" all through
the storm. Once Hill arose and bowed
to the convention and sat down. The
chair still pecked away, but no one
heard him. Hill stood up a second time
for a moment only, and again took his
seat. The secretary trieu to still the
commotion by flaunting a paper In the
face of the tumult, and started to read
It But it was r good. The yell of
"Hill; Hill," was kept up as vigorously
as at first. For ten minutes or more,
it seemed far longer, this was kept up,
and then the noise died gradually down,
because the people had grown tired of
hearing the yell.
Important Stark County Law
suit Is Filed at
From a Staff Correspondent.
Columbus, O., July 5.' The Oeorge D.
Harter bank et al. vs. Jennie E. Barry,
the Handy Wagon Co. and Franzo D.
Miller, assignee of the Handy Wagon
Co., Is the title of the suit in error from
Stark county filed In tho supreme court
today. Plaintiff asks that a Judgment
allowed defendant be reversed.
Messrs, George and Louis Henry, of
Fort Wayne, are in the city, guests of
relatives. They will remain for some
time. They are accompanied by a little
sister. .
Scenfesof the Wildest Enthusiasm In the Convention Which
Named the WinnerThe Vice-Presidential Nomination Not
Reached and Convention, Adjourns Over to FridayA
Great Work-Accomplished by the Delegates Who Are
,j Assembled at Kansas City Nomination
Was Reached Late.
Kansas City, July 6. William Jen
nings" Bryan "was npmlnated for presi
dent by the Democratic convention at
6:C0 o'clock Thursday evening. Orator
Oldham placed his name before the con
vention and he got every vote.
When a wild stampede of enthusiasm
strikes an immense, excited audience
like that oxjembled here Thursdayafter
noon it Is a grand spectacle to look
upon, but very difficult to describe.
There was for a full hour a repetition
of the scenes of the earlier day cheers,
flags, music, men marching about the
hall again, carrying tho standards of
their Btates. A crowd of men headed by
a band and carrying red, white and blue
umbrellas marched in at one door and
out at the other. A great banner bear
ing a portrait of Bryan was brought
In and placed In front of the platform,
while the standards of the states group
ed themselves about It. A blue flag with
a coat-of-arms of Nebraska upon It Join
ed In the procession. Then the portrait
of Bryan was taken up by two stalwart
men and carried about!, the hall. . The
leader of the band beat time with at flag
In each end of his baton." ,
In Crystal Park Addition By
The Executor ot the
Tramp Estate.
Executor II. W. Hossler, who has
been conducting the sale of lots for the
Trump estate In what Is known as
Crystal Park addition, Is meeting- with
good siIcccbs In the sale. Two choice
lots on Lake street have been sold for
cash and the deeds made, two more
sales have been contracted for and six
more lots have been selected and deals
for tho same are now on.
Parties who desire to see these lots
will find a stake on each unsold lot
bearing Its number. By taking the map
In the News-Democrat showing these
lots In Crystal Park and observing the
numbered stakes there will be no dif
ficulty In finding the exact location
of the unsold lots.
This tract of land Is going to en
hance in value. It has all the advan
tages of the city with country taxes.
It lies on the Louisville road, which
sooner or later will be the road over
which the trunk electric line will run to
Louisville and Alliance.
'Squire Hossler can be found during
business hours at the office of Day &
Lynch, where he will be pleased to
give prices and terms to those who de
sire to Inquire.
Canton Is on the eve of a real estate
boom and now is the time to get a
choice lot at a low price.
Louis E. Nist, 24 Canton
Mary Alice Dickey, 19 Canton
Arthur H. McCrea, 29 Canton
Lillian F. Aheren, 24 Canton
Louis Steltz, 35 Waynesburg
Elva E. Miller, 32 Pierce
Suit on u Judgment.
The Farmers bank has commenced
suit In common pleas court against
Calvin and Martha Swartz. The bank
claims It recovered a Judgment against
Calvin Swartz for $411.07 and that
Swartz then deeded his property to his
wife to keep them from recovering on
the Judgment. The husband and wife
have also given a mortgage on the
place. The plaintiff asks the court to
declare the deed and mortgage void and
to appoint a trustee who shall take
possession of the property and use it
for tho benefit of creditors. McCarty,
Cralno & MeDowell are "attorneys for
the plaintiff.
Wnut Money on n Contract.
Harter & Krlchbaum have started
suit for the George D. Harter bank vs
A. Casteel for the collection of a Judg
ment for $539. Folwell Bros, and Louis
Moushey are made parties to the suit
and it is stated that they owe A. Cas
teel & Co. money on the contract for
the prectlon of their new buildings. The
court is asked to compel ,them to tell
how much they owe A. Casteel & Co.
and to have Casteel's share ,pald over
to be applied upon the claim of the
It was a wild, excited, enthusiastic
half hour, and there was not a soul In
tho hall that was not carried away by
the Infection of the scene. The speeches
of those secondin , the nomination ex
cited no particula: Interest until New
York was reached, and David B. Hill
ascended the platform.
There were a few who hissed as ho
stood for a moment and faced his
audience, but there were none to hiss
when he was through. His greeting was
one of which any man might be proud.
The up-state New York Democrats
stood up and cheered, but those from
Tammany sat still all through the tu
multous welcome. Hill was not put
forward by New York, but by Connectl
cut. Senator Hill spoke clearly, forci
bly and easily. When he spoke of n
united Democracy he was wildly cheer
ed, while the band broke In with a.
patriotic nir. His speech was the most
enthusiastic one of the convention.
On the roll call every delegate voted
for Mr. Bryan, who was declared tho
unanimous choice of the convention.
The crowd cheered again and In tho
midst of the enthusiasm the conven
tion adjourned to 10:30 Friday, when a
candidate for vice-president would be
conaidered; -. H-
The Willis Residence in Linden
Avenue is Damaged During
Tuesday Storm.
The residence of James Willis at 1334
Linden avenue was struck by lightning
Tuesday afternoon during the severe
storm, and considerable damage was
sustained and some furniture wrecked.
The stroke occurred about 4 o'clock and
it went Into an upstairs1 bed room from
a spouting, traveling along the bed
springs and knocking the lower end of
the bed Into splinters, and also damag
ing another bed on the other side of
the room. The current penetrated tho
upper floor at one of the bed posts, went
below and struck a stove, then went
In the basement through the floor at
one of the stove legs and loosened a
water pipe which had been securely
fastened, and spent Itself. A portion of
the stroke passed down between the
plastering and boarding In the part of
the house which had been struck
Mrs. Willis and her son were at home
when the lightning struck the house,
but beyond being shocked they were
not injured. The loss sustained by Mr.
Willis was Insured and the damages
have been adjusted. The lightning
stroke caused intense excitement for a
short time in Linden avenue.
Two Lads In North Rex Street
Burned While Celebrating
The two young sons of Mrs. C. Wlt
mer, residing at 628 North Itex street,
were seriously Injured shortly before
noon Thursday by the explosion of a
large amount of powder. It appears
that about a quart of the powder had
been placed In a box, and the seven and
two years' old sons discovered It, and
they npplied a burning paper to the ex
plosive mass. It burned their eyes and
their faces are a mass of- blisters. A
physician was Immediately summoned
and he succeeded in relieving some of
the pain which the little fellows suf
fered. Probate Court.
In the eFitate of Almeda B. Oswalt,
of Lexington township, a motion has
been filed for the heirs to take or re
nounce the administration.
An appraisement has been ordered in
the estate of Albert W. Berger, of Can
ton. The trustee of Sarah Sell, of Paris
township, has filed his second account.
The trustee' of Laura Blum, of Canton,
hon filed his second account.
Final account has been filed in the
estate of August Stahler, of Canton.
William Emser has been appointed ad
ministrator of Samuel Emser, of Law
rence township.
First account has been filed in the
estate of Henry Krall, of NlralshlUen
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