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VOLUME LXXX.— 3STO. 39.
DEMOCRACY DIES VERY HARD, Proceedings Prolonged at the Divided National Convention. SILVER MEN RULE WITH THE HAND OF IRON. Feverish Speeches by Some of the Leaders While Reports Are Awaited. AS A VARIETY MORE GOLD DELEGATES ARE DEPRIVED OF SEATS. Music, Mirth, Hilarity, Cheers, Hoots, Hisses and Miniature Riots Characterize the Proceedings During the Unseating of Michigan Goldites. "The Call's" Headquarters, > Great Northern Hotel,. > Chicago, Ill.,tJuly 9— A. M. 5 .- The New York delegation will not bolt the convention. It cannot afford to do so as such action would split the party in New York State and the Tammany machine would lose its local power. Hill will present a minority report from the Committee on Platform. He and Whitney have already drafted it. ■ It upholds the cold standard and indorses the administration. , Hill is expected to address the convention to-day. The gold men are much better organized than the silverites, in whose ranks personal ambitions and sec tional jealousies are cropping out. Stevenson's candidacy is being urged for ward. Governor Stone said to me to-night . that Bland would be nominated on the fourth ballot. Delegates and visitors despite the : excitement and fatigue of the second day of the .convention are still swarming about the hotel corridors at this hour. It is not thought possible that candidates for the Presidential nomi nation will be balloted for to-day. Hill And Vila* will speak for gold and Tillman and Bryan : for silver. ' ■ Populists are urging Teller and Sibley with 'renewed vigor. Lomai of Ala bama told me to-night that the South would not support any Populist or Repub lican with silver tendencies for the Presidency. Burgess, a gold man from Mobile who has been on the State Kxecutlve Com inrttee.jror-«-«.ax ip '' declares .the South will be divided »nd that business men We opposed to the free coinage of silver and may not vote upon ; a Presidential issue. "' ' The word, has been given out that New York and New England will not vote Tor a Presidential nominee. In case' this programme ia followed Bland will be nominated un the first ballot. FRANK McGUJKK. CHICAGO, 111., July B.— After passing ■hrouirlj a !i«Ues« morning session the Democratic National Convention wit ies9ed two scenes to-night which com jensated those whose pent-up feelings »ad been given no vent in the eariier part if the day. Men anrl women joined in the lemonstration for each of the contending actions of the Democracy. They shouted aid cheered, sang ana stamped and fairly •urned the convention hall into a pande noniuin. It was during the rollcall of States on a notion to adopt the minority report of lie committee on credentials that both lemons trations occurred. The majority if the committee had submitted a report mseatinc: members of the Michigan gold (elegalion and providing that silver con estants should take their places. Chair nan Daniel had put the question on the idoption of the minority report and the •ding by States was proceeding with a 'omparative quiet and some preciseness. flThen New York was reached Chairman linckley's large frame loomed nnder the ittle banner that indicated the locality of he Empire State Democracy. There was ilence for a brief second; then Mr. linckley's voice rang out: 'New York asts her seventy-two votes aye." A great cheer went up from all parts of ! he hall. The delegates on the floor led i he applause, some of them rising to their J :x-Gor\gressrr\ar\ Qeorge Fred Wiiliams, the Massachusetts Silver Mar\ Who Made a Telling Speech in the GorWention Yesterday, Gombatirxg the Assertion Jhat the Seat of Empire Had Been Jransferred From the Atlantic Goast to the JYiississippi Valley. The San Francisco Call. feet to give better space for the display of gymnastics which their enthusiasm forced on them. A man among the spectators rose and waved his hat and in an instant the audience was up, seemingly en masse, and people were cheering like madmen. Things began to quiet down after a few minutes, but the playing of the band broke in as though it were intended as a signal to renew the applause. Up again came the Eastern delegates and up came the spectators. In the midst of the New- York seats a bearded man jumped on a chair and waved his hat. He shouted something to his fellow-delepates and nearly every man among the New Yorkers leaped to his feet, many standing on their chairs and shouting like men gone wild in delirious joy. In that mysterious and indefinable man ner which all those who have seen a great demonstration of this sort can appreciate, the cheering suddenly decreased in vol ume and seemed to be dying away. But Hugh Grant knew his subjects, and through bis lips came the name of David B. Hill, shouted with all the lung-power at bis command. "Hill! Hill! David B. Hill!" became the cry of thousands, who had a moment before shown signs of abat ing enthusiasm. Up again came delegates and audience, and every man and woman 1 [Continued on Third Page,] SAN FRANCISCO, THURSDAY MORNING, JULY 9, 1896. United States Senator Stephen M. White, California's Favorite Democratic Son, Permanent Ghairman of the Democratic Rational Contention. MAJORITY'S MAD RULE. Colonel John P. Irish's Ideas About the Convention. OLD PARTY PRECEDENTS TRAMPLED. A Disastrous Programme of Dis credit and Dishonor Car ried Out LEGALLY CHOSEN DELEGATES EXPELLED. Conspiracy of the Senatorial Syndi cate to Have Teller Get the Nomination. The Call's Headquarters, ) Great Northern Hotel, V Chicago, ill., July 8.) A superficial view of the fiel«i this morn ing seemed to prove t' at this convention was sobered by the effect of its work in the temporary organization. It had trampled on a party precedent followed for fifty-four years. The California dele gation, ridden by its leaders, had helped brain the National Committee by voting for Daniel, and the young members were s jrprised when they were told that in 1888 Senator White was made temporary chair man at St. Louis in the same way against which they voted with ungrateful solidity to-day. Under the temporary organization the majority proceeded without compunction. Loot and pillage were virtues to ther After Daniel had laid down in his spec a the programme of discredit and dishonor, the plan more disastrous to every public and private interest than would have been the successful division of the Union which he and his section attempted in 1861, the convention obeyed its riders to the end. When it adjourned the word went around that the two-thirds rule was to be respected, and the sound-money men rejoiced that responsibility had sobered the power-intoxicated majority. That this was a delusion was apparent when the credentials committee proposed to expel bodily the Michigan, Nebraska and South Dakota delegations, all elected as regularly and commissioned by as in vulnerable party authority as that of Cali fornia. It then dawned upon the radicals who needed the old rule to guard them against the fury of their own side that to day the men who yesterday cut an equally, venerable, just and powerful party prac tice to elect Daniel, would be found invok ing the memory of their fathers, the an cient practice and hallowed precedent of the party, to sustain the two-thirds rule because, if abrogated, Bland would be nom inated on the first ballot. Some of them say they will prevent this, because Bland is in alliance with Altgeld and has prom ised to make an anarchist Attorner-Geu eral. Already the match of disorder, which yesterday they scratched so gayly, has kimlie'd to conflagration against every safeguard of property and that fright ens them. Robespierre lost his head by the ?ame knife on which the blood of Louis XVI had mated but eighteen months. There is a growing suspicion that the syndicate of Senators .is under contract to deliver the nomination to Teller, in ac cordance with a promise and programme arranged before his bolt at St. Louis. Look at it I Senator Daniel, temporary; Senator White, permanent chairman; Senator Jones, chairman of resolutions committee. This closes the Senatorial grip on every instrument of the conven tion's power. The maker! of the constitution, giving the Senate concurrence with the President In treaties and confirmation of appoint ments, secured against puppetting the Presidency by providing that when elec tion by the people fuiled, the chair shall be tilled by a unit vote of States in the House. These Senators, sitting with Re- I publicans in that chamber for years, have seen them make an errand boy of the President. They have seen Johnson im peached for revolting and Garfield mur dered for refusing to wear the badge of a district messenger boy. The practice made each Senator a President within his jurisdiction. The crime called Senatorial courtesy, applied to confirmations, grew out of this custom. From the first Mr. Cleveland stood and at the end stands against the usurpation of his office. Therefore, these Senators ure syndicated to make their creature President; to make in the con vention a collusion forbidden by the con stitution. It means a radical change in our scheme of government, accomplished by indirection, which will make the Sen ate the executive authority and the Presi dent a nullity. , It cuts every check and destroys every balance of the constitution; substitutes for the single Presidency a panarchy, and provides means for final absorption of the House itself and an end of popular government, under a written constitution. The next few hours will tell whether this conspiracy succeeds now or is de ferred by invocation of the same forces of confusion in which it generated. Last night the old Democracy met in council under the chairmanship of Sena tor Gray. The room was crowded and the crowd indignant. Every Southern State j was represented, some by tne sound mi- I norities of their delegations, others by Democrals delegated by business centers. Their attitude was one of the most aston ishing features of this astonishing time. They came asking the sound Democrats of the North to save them from Southern politicians, as the same Democracy saved i them from Republican politicians of the ! North. Earnest men were they, declaring that the majority programme will destroy the South by destruction of credit. They SDoke of the growth of dishonor from the repudiation seed planted by Mississippi sixty years ago, and declared that their own demagogue politicians are more their energies than the Northern armies which lelt a trail of ashes behind them in the civil war. They refused to submit to tbis thing, and declared that separate action is absolutely neces sary to save their people and preserve their credit and honor. Some of these gentlemen have been, some are in Con gress. Many are in business. All are patriots. They belong to the later school of Southern men and declare that Ala bama, Tennessee, Kentucky and West Virginia, and perhaps old Virginia, will aot give an electoral vote to this ticket which stands for repudiation and dis honor. They join their fortunes to every Northern State in the council, led by Bragg, Ewing, MacVeagh, Coudert, Gover nor Russell. Martin of Nebraska, aye, and men from Montana, Idaho, California, Oregon and all the North. While the infuriates in the convention denounce goldbugs people wonder at the source of all this maddened display and the lavish expenditures which stage the tragedy. A weazened little man, on whose skeleton finger glitters a diamond known as the Montana kobinoor, is seen furtively gliding around hotels and seek ing locked rooms. He looks like an emptied purse. It is Clark of Montana, the thirty-ply millionaire silver miner. He and twenty other silver millionaires are here merely in behalf of the toiling masses, ready to poultice their wounds with silver at $1 29 per ounce which costs 12 cents to produce. But then the profit on drugs was always high, especi ally when the physician gets a commis sion on the prescription. The three States marked for expulsion were assassinated one at a time. The knife was used first on Nebraska. Life long Democrats were sent out to the morgue and men who were never in the party before sat in their places in a con vention presided over temporarily and permanently by Senators who voted for ■ the Pefter-Allen bill to repeal the resurnp j tion act and yusDend specie payment. The morning session was not piquant. When the Nebraska delegation was ex ' pelled and the one seated by no right but micht marched in an attempt was made to get up a demonstration. The un ele'cted usurpers were led by Bryan, clad in a silver mantle and following a silver | banner, which he regarded with that rapt look which a Mohammedan bestows upon his prayer rug. It was a failure- Nobody noticed it, and the gentlemen ex pelled to make room for this tawdry play got the most attention. It is settled th*t California, per Mr. Foote, is to second Senator Blackburn's nomination for the Presidency. Whether the delegation can be forced into support ing him is a much-discussed matter. The convention's assassination of Michi gan was iollowed by a war dance while the band pluyed "Dixie." It has rapidly crystallized opinion and made more cer tain a movement repudiating the repu diators. John P. leish. Cleveland Interested. BUZZARDS BAY, Mass., July B.— With ths exception of a few hours this after noon the President remained at Gray Gables all day. Bulletins from the con vention ball were handed him by the operator, which he carefully read, and he followed the deliberations with much in terest. PRICE FIVE CENTS. KILL TIME WITH TALK. Silver Men Run Things as They Please in the Convention. SENATOR WHITE A FINE CHAIRMAN. Boss Altgeld's Programme Being Adhered to by the Men Who Rule. NEW ATTRACTION TO THE LAKE CITY'S DIME MUSEUM. Influence of "The Call" Shown at th© Coliseum in the Distribution of Seats. "The Call's" Headquarters,) Great Northern Hotel, > Chicago, 111., July 8. > Delegates were glow in arriving at the Coliseum this morning. While waiting for the report of the Committee on Cre dentials the convention wag addressed by several silver men, who hurled defi ance at the advocates of gold. The gold delegates from Nebraska and Michigan were unseated and the free coinage contestants seated, giving silver more than the iwo-thirds majority re quired by the rules for the nomination of a President. Senator "White of California was made permanent chairman of the convention. The afternoon session, beginning at 5 o'clock, wag mostly occupied -with the debates on the adoption of the minority report of the Committee on Credentials in the Michigan contested case. Senator White made a very favorable impression. He has a clear, strong, pen etrating voice and hag parliamentary tactics at his finger-ends. He was en thusiastically cheered when he said that his rulings as chairman would be unbi ased and impartial. Koss Altgeld's programme has been faithfully followed thus far. To-mor row morning the Committee on Plat form will report. It will declare for the free coinage of silver at the ratio of 16 to 1. There will be a few planks, but they will be merely subsidiary. To-morrow the convention may com plete it* work. JOHN PAUL COSGEAVE. AS TOLD BY COSGRAVE. Lurid Speeches In the Convention Not Heard by Special Cor respondents. The Call's Headqtjabters, ) Great Northern Hotel, V Chicago, 111., July 8.) Chicago offered one of her loveliest mornings to the Democratic Convention to-day. The refreshing breeze from the lake had an invigorating effect upon the large number of delegates who had not gone to bed until 3 or 4 o'clock this morn ing and they were in rather a merry mood when they entered the convention hall. The delegates wer- late in arriving and it was nearly 11 o'clock before the con vention was called to order. After tho chaplain of the occasion had asked a blessing upon the gold and silver men alike, as the rains and the dews and the sunshine fall upon the just and unjust, the band struck up "Away Down South in Dixie." This enlivened matters, the delegates from the South throwing their hats into the air and applauding. "The Girl I Left Behind Me" was then produced by the band, whereupon New York and the Atlantic Coast were heard from, there being a few gentlemen of Irish descent in the convention whahad Jeft several "gals" apiece behind them in New York and Boston. It was a morning of music While the convention was waiting for the report of the Committee on Credentials a Boies band outside struck up "Auld Lang Syne" and several Democratic Caledonian yells went up on the inside. Then a Bland band marched in playing as a testi monial of devotion to the Sunny South "My Maryland," and the Democratic yell broke loose again. The silver men were in jolly good humor and enjoyed the music greatly, while Senator Hill and a few gold friends wera away somewhere in seclusion humming the "Dead March in Saul," relieved with a few snatches of the popular air, "Do, Do, My Huckleberry, Do," and that college song, ' : Adoo, Adoo, Kind Friends, Adoo," the Senator and his friends fully appreci ating the fact that they had been done to a turn by Boss Altgelu and his push. The gold men in the convention were not in a very pleasant mood and they kept calling for "Hill, Hill," while Chairman White persistently rapped for order. Then the chairman would call upon some gentle man for a speech to while away the time, and as he called npon none but silver men Cures Absolute, perfect, permanent cares, even alter other medicines have utterly failed, have given Hood's Sarsaparilla the first place among medicines arjd the largest sales in the world. "I had chills and fever for the last nine months. 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