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VOLUME LXXX.-NO. 27.
PREPARING FOR THE CONVENTION. Democratic National Com mittees Are Hard at Work. LOCAL ARRANGEMENTS. Out-of-Towa Men to Be Selected for Nearly All Minor Positions, FACILITIES FOR THE PRESS. Colonel John I. Martin, the Sergeant aUArms, Perfecting Every Detail. CHICAGO, 111., June 26.— The sub committee on general arrangements, press and telegraphic facilities of the National Democratic Convention assembled at the Palmer House at 11 o'clock to-day for the purpose of further considering the matters under its charge. Sergeant-at-Arms liar tin was called in, and behind closed doors the sub-committee discussed his an nounced determination to make up his list of doorkeepers and all other sub officials having control of entrances from applicants outside the city. The commit tee will probably sustain Colonel Martin in the stand he has taken. The following official notice was given to The United Press for the general in formation of the press: "The committee on press and telegraphic accommodations and facilities for the Democratic National Convention will make the assignments of seats on the press platform on Tuesday, June 30, and will submit the result of their labors to the sub-committee in charge of convention arrangements at its meeting Wednesday, July L Immediately thereafter the news papers will be notified of their assign ments. S. P. Sheerix, Secretary Democratic National Com mittee." Preparations are being made by local Democrats to have delegations of the Iroquois Club and other party organiza tions meet arriving State delegations to tbe National Convention. Wherever dele gations come in a body an effort will be made to meet th>m at the station with an escort consisting of & marching club and a | band of mubic to accompyny them to their ) respective headquarters. W Chairmen of the delegations which have ''< decided to come in a body should write or Colonel John I. Martin of St. Louis.. Sergeant at- Arms of the Democratic National Convention. THE CHICAGO COLISEUM, WHERE THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION WILL BE HELD. The Coliseum is situated at what was the entrance to the World's Fair grounds of 1892 and is in the Italian renaissance style of architecture. It has brick walls, and tts trusses, girders and columns are of steel. On the first story the color of the brick is buff and the walls are pierced with a regular series of large arched openings, each opening being fifteen feet in width and filled with glass windows that form a light and beautiful arcade, continuing all the way around the building. The main entrance k acts directly into the center of a stretch of fluorine 325 teet long and 300 feet wide. The area of the ground floor is fully five acres and a half. The actual seating capacity df the Coiise'um, the owners declare, is for 20,000 persons. It is twice the size of the Madison-square Garden in New York. From the City Hall the Coliseum is a twenty minutes' ride. The Illinois Central Railway, the Chicago City Railway, the Alley Elevated Railway, the South Chicago and the Calumet Electric railways run within fifty feet of the main entrance of tbe building. The railway company managers have pledged themselves to the local committee to operate as many trains as may be needed. Train service will also be provided at night. The San Francisco Call. telegraph as to the train they will arrive on to Harry Wilkinson, secretary of the reception committee. Iroquois Club, Chicago. They will then be notified of the specific arrangements made for their reception. Delegates not coming in a body will be met by committees and directed to their headquarters if applica tion is made to that committee. Colonel John I. Martin of St. Louis, the sergeant-at-arras of the National Demo cratic Convention, is bard at work per j fecting the details of his department. He I says that the regulations for this conven | tion will be more strict than those of any previous one, and he declares they will be enforced. This is the only way, he be lieves, by which the crowds can be handled properly and with justice to all. '"In my arrangements for handling the crowds in Convention Hall," said Colonel Martin, "I shall depend more upon the organization of my staff than upon num bers. Chairman Harrity of the National Committee, Secretary Sheerin, the archi tect, and myself, spent some little time in St. Louis Btudying the arrangements there, and we shall endeavor to profit by th« ex periences of the Republican Convention. "In the hrst place I shall appoint about 100 assistants instead of about 900, as they had in St. Louis. Nine hundred is too ] SAN FRANCISCO, SATURDAY MORNING, JUNE 27, 1896. JOHN BULL'S NIGHTMARE. many. They .keep eretting in each other's j way, and are not nearly so effective as a smaller force better disciplined. Each of these assistants to the sergeant-at-arms will have charge of a section, with several ushers under him. There will be plenty of ushers, probably 300, and a large num ber of special officers between the assist ants and the ushers in authority. These special officers will be there for emergen cies. Then there will of course be a large number of pages." In his efforts to get a perfect organiza tion Colonel Martin will appoint a num ber of chiefs of police of various cities as assistants. "I have applications from a number of chiefs of police," he said, "and of course they are just the kind of men I want for these positions. Their experience in or ganizing men and handling crowds will make their services very valuable. There will be eight or ten of them appointed as sistants to the sergeant-at-arms. "I want to announce positively," said the colonel, "that there will be no 'pass ins' anybody into the convention hall without a ticket. By that I mean juat what I say. There is room for just so many and no more. At St. Louis there were seats for 13,800. At the Coliseum here we can seat 15,000, and tickets will be given out for all those seats. No badges of any kind will be honored without a ticket, and if the President himself should come up without the necessary card of admission he could not get in until he had one. Every precaution will be taken to prevent persons getting into the hall who have no business there. Even the ushers will have to show their tickets. "The big room on the Sixty-third-street side of the Colliseum will be used as a re ception-room. Here the public can mingle with the delegates as freely as desired. The man who wishes to enter the conven tion hall, however, must run a gauntlet even greater than at the fc>t. Louis conven tion. There will be fifty or sixty door keepers, assisted by details of police, to preserve order. As a man starts to enter tbe hall he will pass between two door keepers on the outside, who make him show his ticket. Just inside another pair will examine his ticket to sift out those who are trying to work their way in with out pasteboards and who have passed the guards on the outside. Still further inside two more will be stationed to tear off the coupons, and then the ushers will take the man in hand and find his seat." PERRY BELMONT'S BELIEF. He Says Southern Democrats Will Support a Gold Standard Platform. PARIS, France, June 26.— A representa tive of the United Press had an interview with Hon. Perry Belmont at the railway station to-night as Mr. Belmont was start ing for Havre on his way to Chicago, where he goes to attend the National Democratic Convention. The full text of the Democratic platform adopted at the New York State Convention at Saratoga has not yet been received here, and there fore Mr. Belmont said its precise scope could not be correctly appreciated. If, however, as he believed, the platform declared that the New York Democracy protested against any further purchase of silver by the treasury and against silver coinage, otherwise than on the basis of an international agreement, and that the Democracy will do everything possible to obtain and secure a fixed international ratio between the two metals, and if it has urged the cancellation of greenbacks and treasury notes hereafter presented to the treasury and paid in gold, that utter ance will, Mr. Belmont is confident, com mand the approbation of an overwhelm ing majority of the voters in every Eastern State. Mr. Belmont said he had known quite well, during bis years in Congress a great many of the Southern Democrats who are pressing for tbe immediate free coinage of silver at the rate of 16 to 1, and had also met them four years ago at Chicago when they contributed to the nomination of Mr. Cleveland. Mr. Belmont did not be lieve that the Southern Democrats now wished, or would tolerate, the disunion at Chicago of the National Democracy. "The State of New York," continued Mr. Belmont, "is now committed by both of its party organizations to international bimetallism and a world-wide bimetallic par. Democratic leaders, such as Tilden and Manning, have favored it in the past ana the Southern Democracy also. The governor of the Bank of France told me a few days ago that France cannot and will not consent to a ratio of 16 to 1. France prefers 15J4 l <> !• "If the National Democracy will at Chi cago remain united, McKinleyism can be crushed in November and a fixed interna tional ratio for silver and gold put within range of practical effort. Another McKin iey tariff can be prevented, the issue of more Government bonds made unneces- . sary, the National credit upheld, our ex ports increased and the wages of working men North and South not to be reduced to a fifty-cent dollar. It cannot but be that rather than have disunion in the National Democracy, as in 1860, the Southern Demo crats, with whom New York co-operated in the 1892 election of Mr. Cleveland, will consent to a reasonable plan whereby free silver coinage can be deferred until a prac tical effort is made by a Democratic Presi dent and Democratic Congress to obtain a fixed international bimetallic ratio." The Watbole Will Bolt. COLUMBUS, Ohio, June 26.— The West bote, the oldest and most influential Ger man Democratic newspaper published in tbe State, announces this afternoon that it will not support the platform nor the ticket nominated by the party at the State Convention this week. The editor, W. F. Kemler, recently resigned as Consul to Horgen, Switzerland. ♦ A 1 longer a .Republican, MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., June 26.— Lieutenant-Governor Day, in his paper, the Fairmonnt Sentinel, says that he can no longer act with the Republican party on account of its position on tbe money question. RAH FOR CORNELL! A GREAT BOATRACE Ithaca Giants Take First Honors in Superb Style. WIN BY FOUR LENGTHS. A Prettier Contest Was Never Witnessed on American Waters. MULTITUDES OF SPECTATOR?. Indescribable Enthusiasm Among the Friends of the Respective Crews. POUGHKEEPSIE, N. V., June 26. --"Rah for Cornell!" Eighteen thousand people grouped upon the picturesque banks of the Hudson with the last rays of the setting sun casting a golden sheen upon the water saw the stal wart eight from Ithaca win first honors over Harvard, Pennsylvania and Colum bia. It was a great race. Probably no prettier has been rowed before a ereater crowd in American waters. All conditions of air and water were perfect. Not a flaw marred the contest from the crack of the starter's pistol to the crossing of the finish line. Cornell won by four lengths, in 19:29, official time. Harvard was second, Penn sylvania third and Columbia a poor fourth. As a spectacular scene the race was one long to be remembered. The course.a four mile stretch, straight as the crow flies, lay near the west bank of the Hudson, and was spanned by the great cantilever bridge, the finish being one mile below that structure and the start three miles above. The cloudiness of the morning had given way to bright sunshine, and the multitude which assembled on both banks of the river and filled the decks of the imposing fleet of yachts, excursion steam ers and pleasure craft of all descriptions added brightness and color to the scene. On every hand the flags, ribbons and banners of the respective colleges were seen. The crimson of Harvard and the blue and white of Columbia, the red and blue of Pennsylvania and the red and white of Cornell were waved from tugs, steamers and from groups on the banks. The steep slopes of the highlands on the west bank, with the railroad track at their foot, furnished excellent points for view ing the race, and crowds of onlookers utilized the natural amphitheater. An observation train of: forty-two cars, with seats for 3500 persons and every se at occupied, pulled out of the Highland sta tion and made its way to the starting point just before the crews were sent off. It started with the crews and kept abreast of them all the way to the finish. It was filled for the most part with college stu dents or colleee graduates and ladies. There were some notables on the train, but while the race was on all hands seemed to have lost all dignity and united in a mad chorus of yells for the different crews. The shouts for Cornell drowned the others and there was a flash of red and BUTTE COUNTY'S GODDESS OF LIBERTY. Miss Eessie Collins is to represent her community at Monterey w»' en the anniversary of the raising of the American flag by Commodore Sloat is cele brated. She is a pretty and accomplished blonde, and her popularity was at tested by a plurality of 3000 votes received in a warmly contested election. white flags aa the victorious crew crossed the line. Out in the stream, anchored in a line from the three and one-half mile point down to the finish there were over 100 yachts, excursion steamers and river craft of every description. Their decks were filled with spectators, and in the thick cluster near the line there wa3 danger of serious accident. The only mishap reported, however, was a collision between the referee's boat Hel vetia and the Albany steamer Whitney, resulting in a hole in the latter's bow. This occurred before the race and did not interfere with either boat fulfilling her duties. The revenue cutters Manhattan and Hudson and the police boats Walla Walla and Susie, aided by auxiliary launches, assigned boats to anchorage positions and kept the course clear tinder the recently passed United States law. No b >at ex cept the referee's boat and the crews of launches were permitted to foil >w the crews over the course. This regulation gave the four crews a perfectly clear course and the water was undisturbed. All tlie iiiteruooii special trains from New York and from Hudson River towns rolled into the depots on both sides of the river. All were packed with college en thusiasts and other people anxious to see the great race. The two undersized ferry-boats that ply between Highland and Poughkeepsie pushed their way through the waters with passengers hanging on like flies. Crowds blockaded the ferry-houses just before and immediately after the race. It was a hot, perspiring crowd, but good-natured withal. When the crowd had finally distributed itself along the grassy knolls by the river's banks and filled the long observation train the spectators themselves furnished a marvelous addition of life and color to the scene. The long train of flatcars, packed with gayly costumed women and men with flags of the different colleges, presented a kaleidoscopic mass of color that was dazzling to the eye. The yachts in the river were decked with bunting from stem to stern, and each group of on lookers along the shore stood out in relief on the dark-green setting of the wooded hillsides. The 'greatest gathering was near the finish, for all wanted to see tbe victors cross the lin«. Venturesome lads climbed trees and some ascended from rowboats to the stone piers of the bridge. In all the crowd there was probably none who did not have a good view of some portion of the race, and a grander strug gle has seldom been seen. When the anxious crowds near the finish caught their first glimpse of the orews they were as four specks upon the water. Gradually RED BLUFF'S GODDESS OF LIBERTY. Miss Lena Frank, a pronounced brunette and one of the most popular society belles of Tehama County, was elected after an exciting contest to rnlo over the Fourth of July revelers in Red Bluff. The balloting continued for forty days, and several young ladtes alternated in the lead. Miss Frank finally winning by a large plurality. they drew near and took on the appear ance of racing shells, each boat propelled by eight strong men, moving with the pre cision of clockwork, throwing brawn and muscle into their work, yet moving with the science by long training. It was a contest of the giants. Strength and skill won the day, and no crew that failed to win had excuses to make. It was a clean victory. No crews ever raced under more equal conditions, and the vanquished were beaten because they were no maicb for the winners. The start was a pretty one. The Co lumbia crew, being on the outside and nearest the referee, caught the flash of the pistol before their rivals and they took the water first. The others cot off in the order of their placinga from the pistol. Continued on Third Page, PRICE FIVE CENTS. BUTTE COUNTY'S FAIR GODDESS. Miss Bessie Collins Chosen in a Lively Battle of Ballots. IS A NATIVE DAUGHTER. Voters Select a Popular Belle to Represent Them at Monterey. RICH IN BEAUTY AND TACT. The Winner a State Normal School Graduate When Seventeen Years Old. CHICO, Cal., June 26. — Miss Bessie Collins will represent Butte County at the Monterey flag-raising celebration. She is the winner of one of the most exciting elections ever held in tbe county — a con test in which nine-tenths of the population figured as active partisans. The voting ended at midnight last night. The committee appointed to make the count then repaired to the office of the Chronicle-Record where the arduous duty of counting the thousands of coupons con sumed two hours — hours full of anxiety for the friends and workers of the several rival beauties. As the judge of the elec tion stepped forth and announced that Miss Bessie Collins was the choice of Butte County by 3000 majority loud were the cheers from the gathered throng. During the contest it was impossible to guess the winner, as the other candidates — Miss Katie Wertsbaugher and Miss Jennie Clark — were supported by stanch friends. First one and then the other would be in the lead. Miss Collins, now the "Goddess of Butte." is one of the most popular young ladies of this county. She was in the con test for the Queen of May, and was elected by a handsome majority as a maid of honor to the Queen, whom she served well during the May fiesta. Miss Collins is ot average height, graceful and well formed. She is a blonde, with large blue eyes and a luxurient growth of wavy hair. She is a graduate of '95 of the Chico State Normal School, having finished her course when but 17 years of age, passing as one of the highest in the class. Miss Bessie was born on the Llano Seco rancho, of which her father was for many years the superin tendent, and has resided in Chico most of her life. Read Barry's Star; full of meat. Arrested at Maryiville. 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