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SOME FAMOUS SPEECHES BY ORATORS AT NATIONAL CONVENTIONS.
By reason of the very general belief that the nomination of William J. Bryan for President of the United States by the Democratic National Convention at Chicago was Jargelv effected by bis famous speech for silver, the subject of National Convention oratory take? on new Interest. Mr. Bryan is not the first orator who has by well rounded periods awakened the enthusiasm of delegates. Below are submitted extracts from various convention orations, including some of the more striking passages of Mr. Bryan's address. I would be presumptuous indeed to present myself against the distinguished gentleman to Whom you have listened if this were but a measuring of ability; but this is not a contest of persons. The humblest citizen in ail the land, when clad in the armor of a righteous cause, ger than all ihe hosts of error that they can bring. I come to speak to you in defense of a cause as holy as the came of liberty— the cause of humanity. When this debate is con motton will be mnde to lay upon the table the resolutiou offered in commendation of the iidmlnMration, an'i aiso the resolution in condemnation of the administration. I shall ... bringinj; this question dowu to the level of persons. The individual is but an atom. Ho is born, he" acts, he dies. But principles are eternal, and this has been a contest of princi ples. * • ' * We do not come as aggressors. Our war is not a war of conquest. We are fight ing tor our homes, our families and prosperity. We have petitioned and our entreaties hive sregarded. We have be? Red and they have mocked, and our calamities became worse. We beg no longer. We entreat no more. We petition no more. We defy them. The gentleman from Wisconsin has said he fears a Robespierre. My friends, in this land of: the free, you need fear no tyrant who will spring up from among the people. What we need is an Andrew Jackson to stand, as .iHckson did, against the encroachments of aggrandized wealth. • • • Having behind us the commercial interests and the laboring interests, and all the toiling masses, we shall answer their demands for the gold standard by saying to them. You shall not press down upon the brow of labor this crown of thorns. You shall not crucify mankind upon a cross of gold.— William J. Bryan at Chicago. I propose to present to the thoughtful consideration of the convention the name of one ■who, on the field of battle was styled "The Superb," yet won the still nobler renown as a military Governor, whose first act, when in command of Louisiana and Texas was to salute motion for adjournment was to prevail, the crowds, without waiting for the ter mination of the vote, determined not to "stand upon the order of their going, bnt to go at once," and so they began an in formal and rather tumultuous withdrawal. The clerk went on with the rollcall and did not always wait for a reply, but set down the State as voting "aye," and in this way the result was arrived at and was announced as carried in the affirmative. The chairman then stated, at 9:30 p. m., that the convention was adjourned until 10 a. m. to-morrow. FOR VICE-PRESIDENT. Conference of the Leaders Held, but an Understanding Is Not Reached. CHICAGO, 111., July 11.— A conference on the Vice-Presidential nominee was held at the Sherman House to-night. Nearly every State except the gold States was represented. Governor Stone of Missouri, Governor Altgeld of Illinois, Senator Daniel of Virginia and other prominent leaders were present. It was nearly 11 o'clock before the meet ing got under way. The door was care fully guarded and little leaked out as to the deliberations. John R. McLean. Governor Matthews, G # . Fred Williams and Joseph Sibley were talked of, as were others who have been mentioned in connection with the second place on the ticket. The relative streneth of each man was considered and a mes sage was sent over to Mr. Bryan to learn his position in regard to the men most talked of. At 12:30 a. m. no decision had been reached as to who should be placed in nomination. The concensus of opinion was that candidates from the South and from States east of the Alleghenies were unavailable. This practically killed the chances of Sibley and Sewell of Maine, George Fred Williams and the several can didates from the South. The split in the Ohio delegation, which was divided between John R. McLean and Allen W. Thurman, made it unlikely that either of these candidates would be se lected. Governor Mattnews of Indiana seemed to stand the test of criticism better than rr.ost of the other candidates. Governor Altgeld discussed the qualifications of ex- Conpressmar Fithian of Illinois and C. K. Ladd and J. R. Williams of the same fc-tate. BRYAN IS CONSIDERATE. In the Event of Election He Will • Not Be a Candidate for a ■•:■.; Second Term. CHICAGO, 111., July 10.— William Jen nings Bryan, the nominee of to-day's con vention, heard' the news at his rooms in the Clifton House, and received it without any apparent show of feeling. His wife was not present to greet him, for, she wit nessed the extraordinary demonstration in the hall that stampeded the convention to the standard of her husband. Together with a few friends Mr. Bryan received bulletins ' that told him of every move made in the political game being played at the Coliseum. At this distance, unmoved by the stirring scenes enacted on the floor of the convention, Mr. Bryan was able .to analyze the situation figure out the. victory that appeared to be within his grasp at an early hour this morning. y A party or newspaper men r were the first to congratulate after the reception of the bulletin announcing his nomination. As the men' gathered about him to shake hands, Mr. Bryan, reached for a .piece of paper and wrote the following, which he said was intended for the American peo ple: . ■ .-' .;■'■•;■•'• •■ < i ■■' "In order that I may have no ambition but to discharge faithfully the duties of the. office, I desire to announce that if elected, I shall under no circumstances be a candidate for re-election." "This is not a sudden resolution on my part," said Mr. Bryan. "I have had it in my mind ever since my nomination has been considered by my friends as a possi bility. I believe it is a good principle for me to follow, and l shall live up to it. The Presidency is the highest honor that can be bestowed upon any human being by his country, and . the power placed in the hands of the President of the United Slates is so ereat that there "should be no temptation thrown in his > way to cause him to use it for his personal advancement. .''Mr. Cleveland, in bis first letter of.ac ceptanci?,'set forth the objections to a sec- i ond term in language -so forcible that it j cannot be surpassed. President Haves ad- i vocated an amendment to the constitution making the chief executive of the United States , inelieible , for re-election, and a similar amendment was advocated by President Andrew Jackson.' .-.'■: "I desire to express my deep apprecia tion of the kindness shown to me by other candidates." My nomination is due to the peculiar . circumstances which surround this campaign and not to any superior merit. ,In ..fact, had the convention con sjdered who was most deserving the lot would ' have fallen upon another. Iso j highly appreciate the ':■' re'sp'oh si bilty.-^ im- J posed by this nomination that * : I/» have I avoided making any promises or pledges to any person." •After indicating this declaration Mr. Bryan accepted the congratulations that were tendered," and in •; a~, few moments it was apparent that the room would' not accommodate those who were surging to i eet in. In response to appeals Mr. Bryan j took a position in the lobby and for almost an hour shook; bands 'with £ the crowds as they passed in line. ; : ?• Mr. . Bryan was forced to say a few words. He < declared 'he felt Vhig i j ly. hon- j ored by the convention, but ) asserted that no words of his ; could add to the work of j ' * InFTnrai^MwAwiMWHiiiiawiitwiftJii ml nil' >»iii win i m the convention. The convention, however, was but the beginning, and whether its action was wise or not could only be de termined in November next. It was not for him to say whether the convention had acted wisely, t>ut it was his duty and all those who agreed with him to back up the convention and the platform and make the election sure. Mr. Bryan closed bis short but felicitous speech with an injunction to those pres ent who believed in the Democratic party to make it their business to see that its suc cess was assured this fall. During the course of the evening Mr. Bryan was visited by several hundred people, prominent among whom were many of the delegates of the convention. Visiting clubs also called at the hotel and clamored for a speech from their new candidate. Mr. Bryan was compelled to make three short addresses during tbe evening. One of them was to the Bland Club of Kansas City, Mo. In his speech Mr. Bryan complimented Mr. Bland as the pioneer in the fight for free silver, and stated that it was his generosity in with drawing that enabled liim to become the nomine? of the convention. Mrs. Bryan held an impromptu reception In tbe parlors during the evening, quite a number of ladies of Chicago paying their respects to her. It is the present pro pram me of Mr. Bryan to leave th« city to morrow, accompanied by his wife, and go to Salem, 111., his old home, where he will spend a week, at the expiration of which I time he will go to Lincoln, Nebr., where he will receive the formal notice of his nomination. Within a few minutes after the nomina tion was announced telegrams of congratu lation began to pour into the hotel. They were from all parts of the country. Among them were several from Republican and Populist leaders, especially in the Western States, all pledging support for Mr. Bryan in the coming campaign. Among the telegrams were the following: SYDNEY, Xebr.— May the Lord, with the as sistance of the Democrats and Pppulists, in stall you in the White House next March. Robert S. Oberfkllkr. OMAHA. Nebr.— All Nebraskans feel par donable pride in your nomination and recog nize the fitness of your selection as the ablest advocate of the views dominating the conven tion and embodied in the platform. John M. Thurstok. LEBANON, Mo.— Congratulations. Will sup port you with all my heart. Richakd P. Bland LINCOLN, Nkbr. — All Lincoln rejoices. Whistles blowing and bells ringing and bon fires burning in pride of your genius, which rises with the mantle of Jefferson in a play of oratory unsurpassed in all the ages, and moves townrd the chair once occupied by him for whom this city was named. J. H. Broady. ROCHESTER, N. V.— Congratulations. Na tional salute being fired here in honor of your nomination by Democratic committee of Marion County. You will carry New York State. People are with you. B. 8. Beau SAN FRANCISCO, Cal.— The Iroquois State Leasrue pledges California to you by 20,000 majority. Charles L. Wkller, Grand Sachem. DURANGO, Colo. —W. J. Bryan, next President of the United States: We all send congratulations and promise the support of this great Southwest. Whistles blowing, bells ringing, cannons firing, bands playing and everything in Durango ago. No such re joicing ever heard of in this section. H. Gabbanati, Chairman Populist Convention. Joe Frdtct, Chairman Democratic Convention. W. A. Redd, Chairman Silver Convention. W. J. Miller, Chairman Republican Convention. DENVER, Colo.,— Colorado women^will cast their votes for you. Hearty congratulations. Mart Holxak Kinxaidi. ASPEN, Colo.. —My heartiest congratula tions. Every one in Aspen is for you. and you will get 95 per cent of Colorado's vote. J. M. Dunning. PORTLAND, Or. — Congratulations. The young giant of the West will lead the reform forces of the Union to victory. The story of David and Goliath will be repeated, Sylvester Pennoyeb. WATERLOO, lowa.— Accept lowa's most hearty congratulations. She will be with you in November. Horace Boies. CHICAGO, lll.— You and the people of our country have my congratulations upon your nomination for the' Presidency. My services at your command, and as our cause is just and ripht, the Matter will give us victory. Your friend, J. C. 8. Blackburn. WASHINGTON, D. C— l am directed by Sen ator Call to say that you are the unanimous choice of the real Democrats of Florida. J. E. ALEXANDER. ATLANTA, Ga.— l congratulate you most ! heartily. All Georgians will support you ! gladly. W. J. Northern. i DENVER, Colo.— lf elected will you Rppoint Senator Teller Secretary of the Treasury? Hearty congratulations. Coiorado will elect you. Lansing Warrkn, Editor Denver Times. INDIANAPOLIS, Imp.— Accept congratula tion--. Indiana Democrats will give thefr best efforts toward your success. ( LAUDE E. MATTHKVo. KANSAS CITY, Mo.— Every Nebraska citizen, Republican as well as Democrat, is honored by your nomination. Accept my congratula tions - George W. Mercer. WILD WITH ENTHUSIASM. Omaha People Suitably Celebrate the Nomination of the Editor- Statesman. OMAHA, Nebr., July 10.— From the time the convention opened in Chicago this morning there were crowds at all the bulletin boards. In front of the World- Herald office, of which paper Mr. Bryan is editor, the street was packed with a surg ing mass of humanity, and bulletins were posted and announced by men stationed at different points in front of the building. As each cain for Bryan caiue in it was greeted with mighty cheers. Though not unexpected, when the first balletion saying "Bryan is nominated" THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, SATURDAY, JULY 11, 1896. the constitution by proclaiming that the military rule shall ever be subservient to the civil power. The plighted word of a soldier was proved by the acts of a statesman. I nominate one whose name will suppress all factions, will be alike acceptable to the North and to the South— a name that will thrill the Republic, a name, if nominated, of a man that will crush, the last embers of sectional strife, and whose name will be hailed as the dawning of the day of perpetual brotherhood. With him we can fling away our shields and wage an aggressive war. We can appeal to the supreme tribunal of the American people against the corruption of the Republican party and their untola violations of constitutional liberty. With hhn as our chieftain, the bloody banner of the Republicans will fall from their palsied hands. Oh, my countrymen, in this supreme moment the destinies of the Republic are at stake and the liberties of the people are imperiled. The people hang breathes on your deliberation. Take heed! Make no misstep! I nominate ona who can carry every Southern State, and who can carry Pennsylvania, Indiana, Connecticut and New York— the soldier statesman, with a record as stainless as his sword— Win field Scott Hancock of Pennsylvania. If elected he will take his seat.— Daniel Dougherty, at Cincinnati, 1880. I have witnessed the extraordinary scenes of this convention with deep solicitude. No emotion touches my heart more quickly than a sentiment in honor of a great and noble character. But as I sat on these seats and witnessed these demonstrations it seemed to me you were a human ocean in a tempest. I have seen the sea lashed into a fury and tossed into a spray, and it? grandeur moves the soul of the dullest man. But I remember that it is not the billow*, but the calm level of the sea, from which all heights and depths are measured. When the storm has passed and the hour of calm settles on the ocean— when sunlight bathes its smooth surface — then the astronomer takes the level from which he measures all terrestrial heights and depths. • • • Not here in this brilliant circle, where 15,000 men and women are assemDled, is the destiny of the Republic to be decreed; not here, where I see the enthusiastic faces of 756 delegates wailing to cast their votes into the urn ana determine the choice of the party, but by 4.000,000 RepuDlican firesides, where the thoughtful fathers, with wives and children about them, with the calm thoughts inspired by love of home and love of country, with the history of the past, the hopes of the future and the knowledge of the great men who have adorned and blessed our Nation in days gone by— there God prepares the verdict that shall aetermine the wisdom of our work to-night. In the silence of deliberation will this great question be settled.— James A. Garfield, nominating John Sherman at Chicago, 1880. <John R. .McLean of Ohio, Who Will Probably Be .Nominated fop Vice-President by tfoe Vote of the Silver Democrats. [Sketched from life in Chicago by J. Kahler of "ThtCaWs" art department.] came the crowd seemed stunned for a moment and then went wild, the demon stration growing and continuing for half an hour. Crowds packed the streets until a late hour, keeping up the enthusiastic cheer ing. Since the evening set in there has been a continuous celebration all over the city. Stocks of fireworks left over from the Fourth are being used up, principal corners are illuminated with red fire, flags are flying and the whole city is being dec orated. In all of this demonstration Republicans and Populists are taking an active part, and declare that they want to take part and assist in the ovation which will be tendered Mr. Bryan when he reaches Omaha. To-night in one of the opera-houses a large meeting was turned into an im promptu ratification meeting of the nomi nation, every mention of Bryan's name bringing forth the pent-up enthusiasm of the audience. His welcome home will be by far the largest affair of the kind ever witnessed in the city. To-night everybody, without respect to politics or anything else, is celebrating as the fancy strikes him. Several Bryan yells are heard on the streets, and every body is shaking hands and congratulating everybody else, whether friend or stran ger. It is a tribute to Bryan's personal popularity among all classes, and an ex pression of gratification at the honor done one of Omaha's citizens. Nothing ap proaching or like it has ever been wit nessed in the city. IT PLEASES LEWELLING. Bryan's Nomination Meets the Ap proval of the Ex-Governor of Kansas. WICHITA, Kans., July 10.— Ex Gov ernor Lorenzo D. Le welling of this city, who is a delegate-at- large to the Populist convention at St. Louis, is highly pleased with the nomination of Bryan. In an in terview with The Call correspondent to night he said: "It is probably the best nomination that could have been made, and I can see no reason why it should not be eminently satisfactory to the Populists throughout the United States. The position he has maintained on tne silver question and other questions which are uppermost in the minds of the people have made him no uncertain candidate. He represents many of the ideas for which the Populists are contending. "He is a Western man and knows the wants of the people of the West, who are the chief sufferers under the present condi tions. The platform is more than could have been expected and all that could have been desired under the circumstances and I am personally in favor of the indorse ment of Mr. Bryan by the St. Louis Popu iist Convention. "Considering the fact that he is a young man, that he is Western man, and that he is the first man who has ever been named for the high office of President west of the Mississippi River, I believe his candidacy will appeal to the votes of the States that are absolutely necessary for his success in the coming campaign. His brilliancy and occasional magnetism make him an ideal candidate, especially when hi 3 integrity and personal worth cannot be ques tioned." "It is measures, and not men, for which we have contended, and if we do not get all the measures which have been sought, we will, by the election of Bryan, at least be able to strike a light by which we shall see our way clear to the ultimate triumph of the people over their oppressors.' 1 The ex-Governor has sent his congratu lations and tender of support to the nomi nee. GREAT JOY IN NEBRASKA. Residents of Lincoln Wtll Give Bryan a Great Reception Upon His Return. LINCOLN, Nebr., July 10.— The enthu siasm at Chicago and in the Democratic Convention hall itself could not have been much greater over the nomination of Hon. W. J. Bryan for the Presidency than here at bis home. The result was in a measure anticipated since yesterday when his epeech closing the debate on the adop tion of the platform and the demonstra tion following almost stampeded t lie con vention and launched him firmly as a pos sibility. But with the temper of the dele gates not well understood at this distance there was enough of the element of doubt to keep his friends and supporters on the tiptoe of expectancy from the time the convention met until the result of the fate ful filth ballot was flashed from the wires. Then Bedlam broke loose. At the Democratic headquarters on Eleventh street, in the heart of the busi ness district, where a crowd running into the thousands had gathered and remained since the first bulletins began to arrive, the effect was magical. "Bryan is nomi nated" came the word, quickly |followed by the announcement "by acclamation." The cheers that followed were deafening. They swept across the big room, out into the open, dashed themselves against the brick walls across the street and rolled back in echoing reverberation. The whole city seemed to catch the con tagion. Republicans shonted as lustily as Democrats, and Populists vied with their Prohibition brethren in attempting to outdo the other in making noise. Every whistle was set screeching, bells were rung and the bands played. Five minutes after the result was officially announced a parade was formed and the jubilation began in earnest A big cannon was un asrthed somewhere and carried bodily into the public square to be utilized in adding to the din. No attempt was - made at speech making, that being reserved for a later date. When the first burst of enthusiasm had in a measure subsided preparations were begun for a more elaborate demonstration on the return of the Nebraska delegation, accompanied, it was hoped, by Mr. Bryan himself. The pent-up feelings of the people, however, were not allowed to wane and throughout the evening and far into the night the sound of marching shouters was heard. Among all classes of people, even the more moderate political enemies of Mr. Bryan, there was a feeling manifest of mutual congratulation, "It is a great thing for Lincoln, a marked honor for Nebraska," was the universal comment, and this sentiment seemed to find an echo everywhere. From ail over the State came messages of congratulation to friends of the nominee. On the return of the Nebraska leader it is proposed to have a State demonstration in Lincoln which will outshine anything of a like nature ever held within her limits. The first step in this direction will be taken to-night, but, of course, will be subject to the approval and suggestion of the delegation on its return from Chi cago. None of Mr. Bryan's immediate family are in the city, his wife and three children accompanying him to Chicago, and the hundreds who were unaware of this and who early hastened to the modest home at Sixteenth and D streets to offer congratulations were obliged to postpone the pleasant duty until a later date. REJOICING IN UTAH. Both Republicans and Democrats Unite in Expressing: Joy Over the Nomination. SALT LAKE, Utah, July 10.— The town is wild with enthusiasm for Bryan. Can nons are being fired and fireworks sent up. General rejoicing, in which Democrats and Republicans uni*e, is the order. Ninety-five per cent of the prominent Re publicans of this city, on being inter viewed, declare they will support Bryan and free silver. Judge Goodwin, editor of the bait Lake Tribune, the leading Re publican paper of the State, says: "Bryan is the best man named in the convention. He will come nearer getting the indorsement of the Populists, will come nearer harmonizing all the elements of the Democratic party than any man who could have been selected from among the names which went before the conven tion, and I believe be will be elected. I believe he will carry every State west of the Allegheny Mountains." OGDEN, Utah. July 10*— Ogden City and Northern Utah have gone absolutely | wild with enthusiasm at the nomination of Bryan fnr President. When the an nouncement came from the wires the enormous crowds which were gathered in front of the telegraph office broke out with cheer after cheer. The entire city is awake to-night and meetings are being held to Drepare for the grandest ratifica tion meeting ever held in the State. Re ports from all over the State indicate that Bryan is the man of all men for Utah cit izens, regardless of party. All the little towns are enthusiastic in their demonstra tions, and the coming few days will usher in one grand continuous ratification of the youthful candidate from Nebraska. COLORADANS SATISFIED, Enthusiastic Sliverltes Already Fig ure Out Majorities for the Nebraska Statesman. DENVER, Colo.. July 10.— The nomina tion of Bryan was a general surprise to Colorado, and while the great crowds ba_ The el ection before us will be the Ansterlitz of American politics. It will decide whether for years to come the country will be Republican or Cossack. ••"••« Never defeated in war or in peace, his name is the most illustrious borne by any living man; his services attest his greatness, and the country knows them by heart. His fame was born not alone of things writ ten and said, but of the arduous groatness of things done, and dangers and emergencies will search in vain in the future, as they have searched in vain in the past, for any other on whom the Nation leaus with such confidence and trust. • * • Never having had a policy to enforce against the will of the people, he never betrayed a cause or a friend, and the people will never betray or desert him. Vilified and reviled, aspersed by numberless Dresses, not in other lands, but in his own, the assaults upon him have strengthened and seasoned his hold upon the public heart. The ammunition of calumny has all been exploded, the powder has all been burned once, its power is expended, and Grant's name will glitter as a bright and imper ishable star in the diadem of the Republic when those who have tried to tarnish it will have moldered in forgotten graves and their memories and epitaphs have vanished utterly. Never elated by success, never depressed by adversity, he has ever, in peace and in war,. shown the very genius of common sense.— Roscoe Conkling, nominating U. S. Grant, 1880. The Republicans of the United States demand a man who knows that prosperity andire- Bumption, when they come, must come together; that when they come they will come hand in hand through the golden harvest fields; hand in hand by the whirling spindles and the turn ing wheels; hand in hand past the open furnace doors; hand in hand by the flaming forges; hand in hand by the chimneys filled with eager fire— greeted and grasped by th» countless sons of toil. • • • Like an armed warrior, like a plumed knight. James G. Blame marched down the halls of the American Congress ana threw his shining lance rail and fair against the brazen foreheads of the defamers of his country and the maligners of his honor. For the Republican party to desert this gallant leader now is as though an army should desert their leader upon the Held of battle. • • • Gentlemen of the convention, in the name of the great Republic, the only Republic that ever existed upon this earth; in the name of all her defenders and of all her supporters; in the name of all her soldiers living; in the name of all her soldiers dead upon the field of battle, and in the name of those who perished in the skeleton clutch of famine at Andersonville and Libby, whose suffering* she so vividly remem bers—lllinois—lllinois nominates for the next President of this country that prince of par liamentarians, that leader of leaders, James G. Blame.—C olonel Ingeraoll nominating' Blaine 1876. " fore the bulletin boards cheered the nomi nee the more conservative wanted to know something about the man before commit ting themselves. A few hours later the Denver public had satisfied themselves of his silver record, and they now talk of majorities for him ranging from 25,000 to 85,000 votes. A classmate of Bryan in Union College Law School practicing here states that fearlessness and loyalty to prin ciples are his leading characteristic traits. "It will now be a contest of the people against money," said D. H. Moffat, presi ident of the First National Bank. "I am glad that they have named a candidate whose personal character is beyond re proach and whose life has been clean. Although a Republican I can vote for him, and Colorado will, of course, give him a great majority." Governor Mclntyre, Republican, says: "Bryan is magnetic and he will put plenty of enthusiasm in the campaign. His silver record will elect him." Nearly every town in the State to-night is celebrating the nomination by out-of door mass-meetings. COAST SENTIMENT. Democrats, Populists and Bolting Republicans Applaud the Nomination. LOS ANGELES, Cal., July 10.— The nomination of Bryan at Chicago to-day seems to give great satisfaction to the rank and rile of Democrats in this city, but what is somewhat surprising is that Popu lists and bimetallists are equally delighted with the nomination and ao not hesitate to express the opinion that Bryan will re ceive the indorsement of their parties at St. Louis on the 22d inst. A Call correspondent met Hons. Enoch Pepper and J. T. Savage, both Popnlistic- Bilver leaders, soon after the announce ment of Bryan's nomination, and asked them what they thought of it. Pepper replied: "It is a capital nomination, from the standpoint of Populists and free-silver men. Bryan is an able and aggressive young man and one of the first and most eloquent defenders of the white metal. Support him? Of course I can, with heart and soul." Mr. Savage, who listened to these re marks, added : "Yes, Bryan is really a Populist anyway, and will without doubt get the St. Louis indorsement." Colonel John R. Berry, delegate-at-large to the bimetallists' convention at St. Louis, said: "It is the best thing Demo crats could have done. Bryan is an able and courageous champion of the white metal and will unquestionably be indorsed by the free-silver men at St. Louis. While I was sure he would be acceptable to the bimetallists I am surprised to learn that both wings of the Populists here are for the silver-tongued orator of the Platte." Hubbard and Love, silver men ana dele gates to the bimetallist convention, are delighted with Bryan's nomination. PORTLAND, Or., July 10.— The news of Bryan's nomination was hailed by bul letin-board crowds with manifestations of joy, and the concensus of opinion among Democrats is that he is the "ideal candi date." Napoleon Davis, secretary of the Democratic State Central Committee, said to a United Press representative to-night: "In my opinion no nomination has ever been made by the Democratic party that will give such universal satisfaction to the rank and file of the Democracy as that of W. J. Bryan, and especially to the younger members of the party. Already here in Oregon there is an evidence of enthusiasm that has never been called forth by the nomination of any other can didate. Young men of all parties agree that Bryan is an ideal candidate and a man who, if elected to the position for which he has been nominated, would recognize the young men of the Nation as no other man has ever done." "While the Democracy of Oregon is dis appointed in that ex-Governor Pennoyer did not receive the nomination, it feels that it could not have fallen to any other man more acceptable than Bryan as a sec ond choice." RENO, Nkv., July 10.— The nomination of Bryan was received with general satis faction by Democrats and silver men of Reno. The booming of guns to-night be cause of the nomination showed their ap preciation. The Silver party members here seem to be a unit in a demand that their National Convention indorse Bryan's nominatiou. J. B. McCulloueh, chairman of the Popu list State Central Committee and one of the delegates to the National Convention, stated to a correspondent this evening that the nomination of Brvan was even more satisfactory to him than if Teller had been named, and he would use every effort for his indorsement by the Populist National Convention. George Peckham, Populist candidate for \Governor at the last general election; Hon. Benjamin Curler, late candidate for District Judge; William Thompson and B. F. Curler, delegates to the Populist National Convention ; J. M. McCormack and other prominent Populists are loud in tdeir advocacy of Bryan's cause. SEATTLE, Wash., July 10.— Three dele gates — Richard Winsor, Colonel J. H. Todd and E. \V. Way— to the National Populist Convention, this afternoon, upon the announcement of Bryan's nomination sent the nominee this telegram, which was signed also by eight other leading Pooulists of Western Washington: Populist friends send congratulations and city wild with delight Hon. John Wiley, Colonel George G- Lyon, ex- Mayor Harry White and other boUinc Republicans wired as follows: Seattle friends send congratulations. Wash ington is yours. Bryan's nomination appears to have . been received throughout the entire State with marked satisfaction on the part ot the Democrats. This is especially trae of Seattle, where the applause and demon strations following the announcement were vigorous and hearty. Leading Popu lists and bolting silver Republicans almost to a man expressed their approval of the result, and openly declare that they believe. Bryan will either be indorsed or nom inated outright at St. Louis. PHCENIX, Ariz., July NX— When the news cf Bryan's nomination was an nounced, the general verdict of the silver ites was that an ideal candidate bad been, selected. He is liked more than Bland. Populists, silver men and Democrats all' favor Bryan, who last spring won their hearts in an impassioned silver speech. Of the «ix candidates presented Bryan* was by all odds the choice of the people of this city. Phcenix will ratify to-morrow night with the biggest demonstration ever given in the Territory. SAN JOSE, Cal., July 10.— The People's Party Club of this city is opposed to the National Convention, which meets in St. Louis, indorsing the Democratic candidate for President. Last evening the club adopted the followine resolution. Resolved, That it is the sense of thistrtub that we are unalterably opposed to the indorse ment of any Democrat for President of the United States, as such action would be equiva lent to indorsing the inconsistent stand of the Democratic party on all great political-ques tions. BAKERSPIELD, Cal., July 10v— The Democrats here received the nomination of Bryan with great enthusiasm. They held a ratification meeting with music, fireworks and speeches by prominent Democrats to-night. A number of men who have been leaders in the Populist movement have declared that they are going back into the old party ranks again. WILLIAM JENNINGS BRYAN. Sketch of the Life of the Nebraska Statesman Nominated for the Presidency. History has repeated itself in the in stance of the nomination by the Demo cratic National Convention of William Jennings Bryan of Nebraska for President of the United States. Sixteen years ago in a Republican National Convention James A. Garfield made a speech nominating John Sherman of Ohio. The cheering del egates forgot Sherman and, charmed by eloquence, named the gifted orator, Gar lield, the standard-bearer of the party. Thursday morning the nomination of Richard Parks Bland for President by the Democratic National Convention seemed to be a foregone conclusion. Bryan was hardly mentioned as a dark horse. Thurs day the "Black Eagle of Nebraska,"- as ha is called at home, addressed the Chicago convention, and his eloquence carried him at once from a place in the ranks to the top of the wave of popularity and stam peded the delegates in his favor. He was not an active candidate prior to Thursday; not one shouted for him on that morning, but that night the whole convention shouted "Bryan." The candidate is ten years younger than Grant was when ha, ran for President the first time. William J. Bryan is only 36 years of age. He hasi been championing the cause of free silver, for the last fifteen years. William Jennings Bryan was born in/ Salem, 111., March 19, 1860. He was grad-. uated from Illinois College at Jacksonville in 1881. To make his way through the. Union College of Law at Chicago he, worked in Lyman Trumbull's law office and became a favorite with that distin guished jurist. From his earliest years' he had a fancy for public speaking, which developed his oratorical powers. In 1880 he won second prize as the representative of Illinois Col lege in the State collegiate oratorical con test. He was valedictorian of his college class and came within one vote of being elected to the position in the law school. From 1880 he spoke in political campaigns. NEW TO-OAT. Success. The people believe in Roos Bros. We are drawing big trade with our special sale of $16 to $20 suits at $15— when the glittering, glaring offers of "one-half" or "one-third" value are leaving the stores of would-be competitors lonesome and deserted. No fakish, fanciful bargains to draw an unreasoning buyer, .but a reasonable re- auction that appeals to men of common- sense. Success in such a case is absolute proof that the reductions are genuine and the goods first class. Sale continued until further notice. We'll make it more spicy with a lioeral seasoning of $22 50 and $30 suits to go with the others at $15. 3