OCR Interpretation

The San Francisco call. [volume] (San Francisco [Calif.]) 1895-1913, July 11, 1896, Image 4

Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside; Riverside, CA

Persistent link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85066387/1896-07-11/ed-1/seq-4/

What is OCR?

Thumbnail for 4

In 1887 he removed to Lincoln, Nebr.. and
formed a law partnership with a fellow
classmate. "I don't think that lellow
knows much law," said a veteran practi
tioner concerning Bryan soon after the
latter began to practice, "but he can talk
like tbe devil."
Bryan supported J. Sterling Morton for
Congress in 1888. The latter was defeated
by 3500 votes. In 1890 Bryan himself ran
in the same district against the same
opponent. He challenged his adversary
to a series of joint debates, and made so
brilliant a showing that he carried the
district, which had gone 3500 Republican
at the former election, by a majority of
6700 votes.
The fame he gained in these joint de
bates, of which the tariff was the theme,
induced Speaker Crisp to appoint Bryan
on the Ways and Means Committee, an
honor which many Congressmen have
schemed years to secure. On March 12,
1892, he scored his first great oratorical
success in Congress in a speech on the
tariff. The reapportionment in 1891 di
vided Bryan's Congressional district in
such a way that it made his canvass en
tirely new, but Bryan was elected, turjiing
a Republican majority into a Democratic
plurality of 140.
That the Democratic Presidential candi
date possesses the gift of eloquence in a
rare degree nobody who has heard him
will deny. Wlien he toured the leading
States of the South and the West last year
in behalf of free silver he received gener
ous notices from the press for his silvery
tongued oratory. His visit to San Fran
cisco last September was made a prominent
occasion by local adherents of the wbice
meta', and he did not fail to enthuse the
large audience which gathered to hear him
at Metropolitan Temple. During that
visit Mr. Bryan delivered addresses on the
silver question at Berkeley and Stanford
universities, and the students of those
.universities gave him- warm receptions
and applauded his outbursts of eloquence.
The silver qnestion is Mr. Bryan's
favorite theme, but he can «tir a congre
gation of church people with a sermon as
easily as he can move a convention with
sounding platitudes. He frequently
preaches lay sermons in one church or an
other in his Nebraska home, ana the re
ligious folk thereabout have often ex
pressed the belief tbat tbe pulpit lost a
most effective exborter when Bryan took
to law and politics.
In the last State campaign in Nebraska,
in 1894, Bryan posed as a candidate for
the United States Senate, and stumped
the State in behalf of the Democratic leg
islative ticket. The avowed candidate on
the part of the Republicans of tbat State
was Hon. John M. Thurston. Bryan
challenged Thurston to a joint debate on
tbe issues of the day, and the speeches of
these men created much interest at the
time. The joint debates occurred at Omaha
and Lincoln.
Bryan was eloquent, as usual, but Thur
ston was more than his match in sound
logic, and at all events a Republican Legis
lature was chosen, and to-day Mr. Thur
ston wears the Senatorial toga for which
William Jennings Brvan strove in vain.
The subject of this sketch is sometimes
alluded to as a journalist. The reason for
this is that his name has appeared as
editor-in-chief of the Omaha World-Her
ald. His duties have not been wearing or
exacting in that position. In fact, he has
never performed any newspaper work of
any description worth mentioning, but ne
was an excellent advertisement for the
World-Herald, the management of wtich
pay him a salary for the use of his name,
and he has been used to boom the weekly
edition of that publication.
In religion Mr. Bryan is a Presbyterian,
but he remarked once that he had never
read the confession of faith, and although
he did not know much about the religion '
he was born in that faith, and would stay
in it.
Mr. Bryan belongs to the anti-Cleveland
faction of the Nebraska Democracy, and
his elections to Congress have been se
cured through combinations with Popu
lists. It was the Cleveland wing of the
Nebraska Democracy that was responsible
for Mr. Bryan's iact of desire for a third
term in Congress, and even before the
committee on credentials of the present
Democratic National Convention the regu
lar Nebraska delegation was anti-Bryan,
but it was in favor of gold, and tbe free
silver committee turned it down and gave
tbe Nebraska seats to the contesting dele
gation led by the man whose flow of lan
guage subsequently created a tidal wave
which engulfed his op; onents in the con
vention, and on tbe top of which he rode
into a candidacy that will make his name
known in history as the young man who
represented the dying Democracy when it
received its deathblow in November, 1896,
at the hands of the triumphant champion
of protection— William McKinley of Ohio.
Mr. Bryan married, in 1884, Miss Mary
£. Baird, the daughter of a merchant of
Perry, 111. She was a student in the an
nex of Illinois College while Bryan studied
in the college. They graduated simul
taneously, being valedictorians of their re
spective classes. Sbe studied law and was
admitted to the bar in Nebraska. She is a
writer of much ability and president of the
Lincoln Sorosis. They have three chil
dren — Ruth 11, William 6, and Grace 5.
In a recent interesting sketch of W. J.
Bryan, Champ Clark, the Missouri orator
and statesman, after drawing a compar
ison between Samuel J. Randall and Mr.
Bryan, thus describes the latter:
'In four years' service Bryan estab
lished a far greater reputation than did
Randall in the same length of time. In
deed, it may be said without any extrav
agance that when Bryan quit Congress he
had as widespread fame as Randall had
when hedied after twenty years of Con
cress. Whether the Nebraskan plowed
hie ideas as deep into the minds of men as
did the Pennsylvanian is an entirely dif
ferent question; for as late as 1694 the
line of cleavage made by Randall in the
Democratic party on the tariff was easily
discernible to the naked eye, when seven
teen of his disciples bolted th- Wilson bill,
and several others had the will to bolt, but
lacked the courage.
"Bryan is a collegiate scholar, and has
stowed away la his capacious cranium
much of the golden grain of wisdom and
little of tbe husks, and it is all there for
use, either as argument or embellishment.
Some men are so ugly and ungainly that
it is a positive advantage to them as pub
lic speakers. Some are so handsome and
graceful that they are on good terms with
the audience before they open their lips.
Of the latter class Bryan is a shining ex
ample. His appearance is a passport to
the affections of his fellow men which all
can read. He is the picture of health,
mental, moral an*! physical. He stands 5
feet 10, weighs about 170, is a pronounced
brunette, has a massive head, a clean
shaven face, an aquiline nose, large under
jaw, square ciin. a broad chest, large us
trous dark eyes, a mouth extending almost
from ear to ear, teeth white as pearls and
hair — what there is left of it — black as
midnieht. Beneath his eyes is the pro
tuberant flesh which physiognomists tell
us is indicative of fluency of language and
which was on- of the most striking
features in the face of James G. Blame.
"Bryan neglects none of the accessories
of oratory. Nature richly endowed him
with rare grace. He i- happy mattitr.de
and pose. His gestures are on Hogarth's
line of beauty. Mellifluous is the one
word that most aptly describes his voice.
It is strong enough to be heard by thou
" sands. It is sweet enough to charm those
the least inclined to music. It is so modu
lated as not to vex the ear with monotony
and can be stern and pathetic, tierce or
gentle, serious or humorous, with the
varying emotions of its master. In his
youth "Bryan must have had a skillful
teacher in elocution and must have been a
docile pupil. He adorns his speeches with
illustrations from the classics or from the
common occurrences of everyday life with
equal felicity and facility. Some passages
from his orations are gems and are being
used as declamations by boys at school—
the ultimate tribute to American elo
"But bis crowning gift as an orator is
his evident sincerity. He is candor incar
nate, and thoroughly believing what be
says himself it is no marvel that he makes
others believe.
"Bryan's first speech in the House — the
one on the tariff in 1892— fixed his status
as one of tbe great orators of tnis genera
tion. It astonished old stagers, electrified
the country and stimulated the ambition
of every younc man in the land. Envious
carpers lugubriously predicted that he
could never duplicate tbat far- resounding
performance; that he would be lifce a
wasp, biggest when first batched, and that
bis Congressional song would be pitched
in diminuendo instead of crescendo. But
he utterly confounded these jealous Cas
sandras by delivering a speech on silver
which must forever remain as a classic in
Congressional literature.
"If it did not increase his fame as much
as did his initial effort, it was for tbe all
sufficient reason tbat there was not so
much room for him to grow in. If Daniel
Webster himself could have come back to
life he could not by twenty years of cease
less endeavor increase his fame as an ora
tor; for while here before he butted his
lofty head against tbe stars. But Bryan
went on to the end, making speeches
stronger and ever stronger, manifesting
new powers every time he arose. Perhaps
his later addresses lacked something in
effervescence, brilliancy and piquancy,
but they grew constantly more logical if
less rhetorical."
The following extracts from some of Mr.
Bryan's speeches in Congress have been
much quoted by Democratic campaign
orator?, and did much to establish his
fame as one of the leading exponents of
tbe income tax and free silver theory:
"They call that man a statesman whose
ear is turned to catch tno slightest pulsa
tions of a pocket-book, and denounce as a
demagogue any one who dares to listen to
the heart-beat of humanity."
♦ • •
"The poor man who takes property by
force is called a thief, hut the creditor who
lean by legislation make a debtor pay a
dollar twice as large as be borrowed is
lauded as the friend of a sound currency.
The man who wants the people to destroy
the Government is an anarchist, but the
man who wants the Government to de
stroy the people is a patriot."
♦ * •
"Some, who are ready to use the power
of the Government to limit the supply of
money, in order to prevent injustice to
the creditor, are slow to admit the right
of the Government to increase the cur
rency when necessary to prevent injustice
to the debtor. I denounce that cruel in
terpretation of governmental power which
would grant the authority to starve, but
would withhold the authority to feed our
people — which would permit a contraction
of our currency, even to the destruction of
all prosperity/but would prohibit the ex
pansion of our currency to keep pace with
the growing needs of a growing Nation!"
♦ • •
"The gentlemen who are so fearful of
socialists when the poor are exempted
from an income tax view with indifference
those methods of taxation which give the
rich a substantial exemption. They weep
more because $15,000,000 is to be collected
from the incomes of tbe rich than they do
at the collection of $300,000,000 upon the
toods which the poor consum-. And
when an attempt is made to equalize these
burdens, not fully, but partially only, the
people of the South and West are calied
"I deny the accusation, sirs. It is
among the people of the South and West,
on the prairies and in the mountains, tbat
you find the stanchest supporters of gov
ernment and tne best friends of law and
"You may not find among these people
the great fortunes which are accumulated
in cities, nor will vor nnd the dark shad
ows which these fortunes throw over the
community, but you will find those will
ing to protect the rights of property even
wliite they demand that property shall
bear its share of taxation. You may not
find among them as much of wealth, but
you will find men who are not only willing
to pay their taxes to support the Govern
ment, but are willing whenever necessary
to offer up their lives m its defense.
. "These people, sir, whom you call an
archists because '.hey ask that tbe burdens
of shall be equally borne,
these people have ever borne the cross on
Calvary and saved their country with their
♦ ♦ ♦
"I may be in error, but in my humble
judgment he who would rob man of his
necessary food or poliute the springs at
which he quenches his thirst, or steal
away from him his accustomed rest, or
condemn hi? mind to the gloomy nieht of
ignorance, is no more an enemy of his
race than the man who, deaf to the en
treaties of the poor and blind to the suf
fering he would cause, seeks to destroy
one of the money metals given by the
Almighty to supply the needs of com
♦ # #
"The line of battle is laid down. The
President's letter to _|Governor Northen
expresses his opposition to the free and
unlimited coinage ol silver by this country
alone. Upon that issue the next Congres
sional contest will be fought. Are we de
pendent or independent as a Nation?
Shall we legislate for ourselves or shall we
beg some foreign nation to help us pro
vide for the financial wants of our own
♦ • •
"You may think that you have buried
the cause of bimetallism; you may con
gratulate yourselves that you have laid
the free coinage of silver away in a aepul
cher, newly made since ti.e election, and
before the door rolled the veto stone. But,
sirs, if our cause is just, as I believe it is,
your labor has been in vain; no tomb was
ever made so strone that it could imprison
a righteous cause. Silver will yet lay aside
its grave clothes and its shroud. It will
yet rise, and in its rising and its reign will
bless mankind."
♦ • •
"Alexander 'wept for other worlds to
conquer' after he had carried his victori
ous banner throughout the then known
word. Nnpoleoi) 'r arranged ih" map of
Europe with his sword' amid the lamenta
tions of those by whose blood he was ex
alted; but when these and other military
heroes are iorgotten and their achieve
ments disappear in tbe cycle's sweep of
years children will stil! lisp the name of
Jefferson and fieemen will ascribe* due
praise to him who filled the kneeling sub
ject's heart with hope and bade him
stand erect — a sovereign among his peers. "
Mrs. Bryan's Exultation and Mrs.
Russell's Chagrin Over the
Convention's Action.
"The Call's" Headquarters, )
Great North een Hotel, y
Chicago, 111., 1 July 10.)
One of the remarkable leal ores of
this remarkable convention ' were : the
actions of two notable ladies.;; ; Seated
' with ; ; the;: •: Massachusetts delegation,
iln the front ; row next to the
i grand stand, just after the marvelous
speech of ' W. J. : Bryan, the boy orator of
the Platte, was a lady whose eyes ever and
anon tilled with , tears. . Her face flashed
and she bit her lips vexatiously. Beside
her sat that other > boy orator : of ; the con
vention, ex-Governor Rinsel), and the ;• in
formation' vri.B soon conveyed to the spec
i tators ranged in front that the lady was
none other than Mrs. Russell. -
In a moment many curious, eyes were
gazing; at her, 'but there was from all a
delicate ; recognition of her position, and
these eyes were soon. withdrawn.
The row of Massachusetts delegates sat
stolidly -surprised, bat with an air of
resignation. The lady continued to
glance furtively toward the stand. "When
George Fred Williams, tbe live silver man
of the Massachusetts delegation, took a
seat near her she scarcely noticed him. It
is said that Williams is looked upon as a
traitor by the Massachusetts people.
Their general treatment of him indicated
this. Doubtless, Mrs. Russell anticipated
that her husband, the widely advertised
boy orator of Massachusetts, might be
nominated for the Presidency. Instead of
that, the convention placed the wreath on
the brow of the orator of the West. Is it
any wonder she was vexed, and that her
vexation was in evidence? All the hopes
of years were dashed to earth, and her
hubby all but without a party.
On the stage to the right of Senator
White there sat with three or four friends
another lady whose race was livid wiui
expectancy and bright with happiness.
Like Mrs. Russell her hair is dark, almost
black. She is of somewhat slighter build
and her eyes are dark, while her features
are regular and her face in every way
pleasant. She chatted gaily and smiled.
Mrs. Bryan is her name. She is tha wife
of the man about whom everybody was
talking because of bis famous speech.
Life appeared to her brighter than to the
lady of the Bay State and her great happi
ness well showed it. Later when her
husband was nominated and when every
body went wild with the joy of it Mrs.
Bryan sat in nearly the tame place ana
expressed her gratitude to her friends.
She was composed in a way, but her voice
trembled. C. M. Cob.
Not Disposed to Say Much Until
After the Conference of the
PUEBLO . Colo., July 10.— Senator Tel
ler stated to-night to a representative of
The United Pre^s his views regarding ex-
Representative Bryan in the following in
"What do you think of Bryan's nomin
"I consider the nomination an excep
tionally strong one. Bryan is an able man
of high character, a strong friend of silver
and close to the people. He will make an
excellent President."
"Do you think he can secure the support
of the siiver men who left the St. Louis
"The men who left the St. Louis con
vention will make the silver question par
amount to all others. It is not a question
of politics with them, but of principle. I
am not at liberty to speak for them at this
time, ns I bave received peveral telegrams
concerning a conference to be held within
a day or two and asking me to withhold
any expression of their views until after
such conference."
"I believe you have said that if a siiver
man was nominated at Chicago all the
friends of silver should act together in his
"Yes, I said we must for this campaign
at least overlook all minor differences and
put the country on a sound financial sys
tem that recognizes gold and slyer as the
money of the constitution. To that end
all the energies of silver men should be
bent. lam still of that opinion and hope
to see tbat done, and if it is I leel confi
dent of success."
Twenty Silver Delegates Withdraw
From the State Republican Con
vention at Aberdeen.
ABERDEEN, 8.D., July 10.— The Repub
lican State Convention adjourned at 6
o'clock yesterday morning after continuous
session of eleven hours. R. S. Gamble and
C. I. Crawford were nominated for Con
gress. The following Btate officers were
nominated by acclamation: Governor, A.
O. Ringsrud; Lieutenant-Governor. D. T.
Hindman: Secretary of State, W. H.
Ruddle; Treasurer, K. G. Phillips; Audi
tor, H. E. Mayhew; Attorney-General, 8.
V. Jones; Land Commissioner, John
Twenty Sioux Falis delegates withdrew
from the convention rather than subscribe
to the gold plank of the platform.
**«• lorft •*(*•» i • «■• *» 1 1« tnu.
NEW YORK, N. V., July 10.— Delegates
to the silver convention to be held week
after next in St. Louis, in connection with
the National gatherings of Populists, will
be elected at the State convention of advo
cates of the white metal, which opened in
this city to-day. The intention is to select
four delegates at large, with alternates,
and sixty-eight delegates from the various
Assembly districts.
Christian Endeavorers Will Hold Their
Seact Meeting in California.
WASHINGTON, D. C, July 10.— It is
settled that San Francisco will nave the
convention of the Cnristiau Endeavorers
next year. That much was announced
officially to-day by General Secretary Baer.
To say that the Californians here in at
tsndance are happy woaid be stating the
case mildly. In speaking of the matter,
Rolia V. Watt, chairman of the delegation,
who had labored so faithfully in the
cause, said that 50.000 Endeavorers should
be cared for, if necessary. He believes the
trip across the continent will be an educa
tion to every Endeavorer, and wants all to
come and promises a hearty welcome.
"Not only will the Golden Gate be
opened to welcome you, but the gates of
our hearts and our homes," he said earn
estly in conclusion.
In honor of tbe selection of San Fran
cisco, the bad fs of the Golden State are in
demand, and the favorite song of the Cali
fornians. "Sunshine in the Soul," is heard
on every hand. The sin, ing has become
one of the marked characteristics of the
Tbe delegates are beginning to sing in
the streets and in the cars as they go from
point to point in their sight-seeing. Their
example is contagions, and Washington
ians are already beginning to learn the
refrains of such songs as "Scatter Sun
shine" and the "Light is Come."
The visitors have been officially esti
mated at 32.000. and the total registration
of the convention is about 42,000. There
are not quite as many here as were ex
pected, but enough to make a great gather
ing, rilled withenthusiaom, philosophic
over the damp weather and firm in the be
lief that the United Society of Christian
Endeavor is the greatest organization in
the world, a beliet ihat is share-i by many
of the people of the Capitol City.
Among those who delivered addresses
at Tent Endeavor this evening was Qiies
Kellogg of San Diego.
r.ttMftri*UMi,7*a^ M**e*r.
NEW YORK. N. Y T .. July 10.- Valkyrie
111 is not going to San Francisco, but will
return to the Clyde in charge ol Captain
Dixon and a crew which is now on its way
to tnis side. There is no doubt tbat she
will be put in order and raced "gainst the
Meteor. The former has been tried
against the Defender, and she would make
a very pretty race with the Meteor.
>*•»•.. A*ui<T •.-«,/ #•#.-.» „< ««•*•(.
BT. PAUL, Mix>\, July 10.—Notwith
standing the fact that this is a Presidential
year, the indications are already that the
National Grand Army Encampment, to
be held in this city during the rirst week
in September, will not be less successful in
point of numbers than that of 1895 at
Bakbt'b Stab Mks why the blackmatlen are
not jailed? •
The Democratic Nominee
Only a Clever Elo
David B. Hill and the New
York Delegates Rebuke
the Convention.
Defeat of Senator B and Due to the
Action of the A. P. A.
The Call's Headquarters, )
Great Northern Hotel, >•
Chicago, 111., July 10.)
White-faced and sullen, her bosom heav
ing with indignation, her eyes flashing
with anger and clutching in her tightly
closed hand the seventy-two votes tbat she
refused to give to the National Democracy
New York State sat silent to-day among
her jubilant sisters.
Her dignity had been outraged and in
suit had been added to injury. While the
big hall was a tumultuous mass of men
and women, standing on their chairs in
the midst of a fluttering of handkerchiefs
and waving of flags, New York sat in the
center and d;d not once clap her bands or
raise her voice. Senator Hill, her great
; sachem , wore his white mask and smiled
| at the yelling mob. He and bis colleagues
j kept their seats, so that there appeared to
I be a crater in the center of the hall. It
i was the volcanic crater of discord smolder-
I ing with rancorous fire.
New York's Democracy and her delega
tion were insulted yesterday, first by that
poiitical blackguard, Tillman, he of the
evil eye, and later by Will'am J. Bryan,
the Populistically popular young orator of
Nebraska, and all tbe time by the jeers
and taunts of the majority, simply because
the New York delegates remained true to
their convictions and their pledges.
To-day, when that delegation announced
that it declined to vote for any candidate
who would stand upon a silver platform,
the two-thirds majority hooted, hissed
and jeered. Some silver men shouted
that New York's seventy-two representa
tives should be expelled from the floor of
the convention.
David Bennett Hill smiled a smile that
concealed a dagger. It was a smile of de
fiance, a threat more ominous than a
drawn revolver. There was more phos
phorescence than usual in his light-blue
eyes ana a boldness tbat challenged to
combat. Other members of the delega
tion gritted their teeth and muttered dur
ing that rain of hisses, that snowstorm of
denunciation, that whirlwind of hate.
When the second ballot came round and
the name of New York was called all eyes
turned that way and a stillness fell over
tbe scene. New York closed her lips and
would not answer.
There was a moment's pause, and the
chairman gazed steadily at the group in
the center seats. Then realizing that the
delegation bad determined to repay insult
with contemptuous silence, the chair
passed on to tbe next State, and the storm
of hisses burst forth.
The majority in the State of Wisconsin
■ and other States with gold delegations
; announced that they declined to vote, but
New York slapped the silver convention
in the face with the hand of dumb con
tempt. The convention felt the blow and
smarted under it, and smarted the more
because of that wicked, cruel glittering
smile with which the slap had been ac
companied, and four times the thing
which had been slapped hissed its hate
| like an angry snake.
Next to Senator Hill, General Bragg of
■ Wisconsin was a target for the scorn of
I the silver majority. A courtly gentleman
• he is, his hair touched lightly with the
snows of many years. He responded for
! tbe State of Wisconsin by announcing
I that the majority of tbat delegation de
; clined to vote, for a reason similar to that
j advanced by New York. He was hissed
and greeted with coyote ye!ps and owlish
: hootings. The minority of the delegation,
being siiver men, were allowed to cast
their votes, for all is fair in love, war and
Every majority or minority of a delega
tion that declined to vote was insulted.
The rabid silverites bissed even their own
friends. Tuus, when Colorado voted for
her favorite son, Henry M. Teller, the
Colorado Republican was hissed so noisily
and persistently that a delegate who liad
red blood in his veins arose and declared
that it was not rood Democracy to hoot at
the name of any person voted for in that
convention. He also was subjected to tbe
indignity of the execration of a mob,
drunken with power and spurred on by tbe
demagogy of a Tillman and a Altgeld.
The sound-money minority did not bolt.
Its members made a passive resistance,
and sat with folded hands while tbe thing
which they had declared would be the
disruption and ruin of the Democratic
party was being done. They did not bolt by
walking bodiyout of the hall.but they wrre
jus; as much out of tbe hall and out of the
convention while sitting in the midst of
the others as though a thousand miles
The votes which they would not give as
delegates they will not give as individuals.
The voices which they would not raise in
tbe convention on behalf of the ticket are
the «ame voices which they will not lift
on the stump for the Democracy in the
coming campaign. Let it go down in
history that they did not bolt. Let it be
recorded that tney rejected and denounced
the platform, but that they did not com
mit the unpardonable political sin of bolt-
Tbere were several picturesque scenes in
the hall to-day. The thunder-storm of
enthusiasm which broke forth when the
announcement was made that th* young
and shallow stump-speaker from Nebraska
had received 280 votes was one of them.
It was a rnignty roar of yells and shouts
and cheers from the throats of 10,000
wildly excited men and women.
The iuterior of the hall became at once a
sea, whose waves were fans, hats, parasols,
banners, nags and handkerchiefs, and in
the midst of this sea, rising from above
the wa*ves, stood two fair girls, oneof 18and
the other of 16 years, attired in simple
costumes of pink, with inflated sleeves
and collars of white lace about their necks
and shoulders. Tneir heads were bare,
showing light brown hair, which the
light from tne windows kissed with gold.
The elder gently waved a large American
flag to and fro. The younger had a smaller
flag and lean' d close against tbe shoulder
of her who looked like her sister. The
pose was most artistic, and its graceful
curves were enhanced by the tumultuous
background. It was the result of long
practice, copied from some good painting
and imitated under the watchful eye of a
Delsartean professor.
The split Democracy may be congratu
lated on both sides on the fact that Boss
Altgeld of Illinois and his political pal.
Governor Stone of Missouri, were
placed to rest where ?row the
daisies of defeat. Bland was their
man, and they lost him. Some of Mr.
Bland's friends are very sore because of
the recognition of the A. P. A. by the con
vention. Members of this organization
scattered pamphlets among the delega
tions to the effect that if a confessional
was wanted in the White House they
should vote for Bland. His friends say
that he is a Methodists, but that the A. P.
A. does not like him because some of his
relatives, whose souls are not in bis keep
ing, are Roman Catholics. There can be
no doubt that it was an A. P. A. under
current that swept Silver Dick off his feet.
The best speech with the poorest deliv
ery was that made yesterday by Senator
Vest when presenting Mr. Bland's name
before the convention. The poorest speech
with tne best delivery was that of Bryan
of Nebraska yesterday on the silver ques
tion. Yet it gave him the nomination for
the Presidency. There was no reasoning
in it. There was no argument in it. It
was an exulting over a prostrate enemy
and a cheap defiance directed against a
crippled foemen. A few pretty and not
original sentences, such as that one about
the crown of thorns on the laborer, who
has to carry a cross of gold, and that about
destroying the cities and their rebuilding
by the farmers, caught the ear and the
heart of the convention, and because their
eyes were pleased with his fine presence
and their ears tickled with cheaply gilded
words they bestowed upon him the doubt
ful honor of being stood up to be knocked
down and out by Mr. McKinley of Ohio.
The partiality of the A. P. A. delegates
for Mr. Bryan was n<jt unnoticed by the
friends of Mr. Bland and some of them
are saying that there may be good reason
to suspect that the boy Populist socialistic
orator from Nebraska, who now captains
the sinking ship of Democracy, is a mem
ber of tbe American Protective Associa
tion and tbat he will receive the hearty in
dorsement of that organization.
The Democracy has wisely chosen for
its candidate for the Presidency an elo
cutionist. In its tee-bee age of maiden
hood it has allowed its old and much-worn
affections to be won by the elitter of
cheaply gilded words and the tinsel of
high-school sentences, so that when the
dear old thing shall die it will have some
one left to shed a dramatic tear over its
grave and to utter some beautiful though
not original thinklets.
'Tib a consolation lo be assured of a sen
timental funeral oration, but the difficulty
is the more than likelihood that the chap
lain and the deceased will be buried to
gether and that the words cf consolation
to the living will be uttered by a gentle
man from Canton, Ohio, who was not
nominated on Friday.
I have bad several looks and several
listens at the prominently unfortunate
Mr. Bryan during the past week. He is
not like his pictures, which represent him
with a fat, short head. He is above the
medium height, just nice looking enough
and tall enough to be a popular actor.
Like Major McKinley, he is a brunette. If
his shapely nose did not fall short he
would have a classical face.
His lips are thin, closely set and drawn
down at the corners, and his smooth
shaven face gives him the appearance of a
juvenile tragedian. He has a beautiful
voice, clear and mellow, with no trace of
falsetto or shrillness. It is what I would
call a barytone, without the usual vibrato.
When I said that Mr. Bryan was an elo
cutionist, I described tbe man's mentality.
He is a showy, shallow man, with words
as bis stock in trade and owes his nomina
tion to his elocution. His speeches fall
very flatly on the reader when they are
dive>ted of the stage costume of gesture
and accent. John Paul Cosgravb.
1ff,,.,. .\<, I .
OM&.HA, Nebr., July 10.— Upon Mr.
Bryan's personal assurance, it is stated
thav he is not an A. P. A. He is a Preaby
terian, Knight of Pythias and a member
of the Modern Woodmen of America.
Mia fortune of the International Chris
,' .. '.::. tian Endeavor Convention.
WASHINGTON, D.C., July. 10.— The col
lapse of the big white tent, "Williston,"
this morning, due to a bevy, fall of rain
last night and the severe windstorm that
followed, is what disconcerted the commit
tee lof arrangements with regard ;. to the
formal opening of the fifteenth annual in
ternational Christian Endeavor conven
tion. Arrangements were hastily made to
occupy Central Hall until the "Williston"
can be dried and re-erected. ■, Promptly at
the appointed hour the exercises began in
the ; other tents i with i sonc ' and prayer.
Then came a hymn; of welcome written
for the occasion John Hay. . Addresses
of welcome were: fiven by Chairman
Smith, Rev. 8. H. , Green and Commis
sioner Ross ;of Washington. - Responses
were made by Dr/Servlcs of Detroit, with
Bishop Walters of .5 New Jersey , and Pro
fessor Andrews 01 New Brunswick. -
nl-cnyi;&%tmM ».s aiu>> njtjv,
On* of the Stoat Prominent ; Public Men \
I in the Buckeye >t»te.
TOLEDO, v Ohio, • July 10.— Hon. . Frank
H. Hurd, ex-Congressman, lawyer and
one of the moat prominent Democrats of
' Ohio, died here this 1* morning after an
illness of rive days. The immediate cause
,of death was apoplexy. , . ; ..
! '■'•'■- Frank - Hunt / Hurd was born ■in Mount
Vernon, Ohio, December 25, 1841. He was
graduated in i Kenyon ' College .in." 1858. j
After his admission to the bar he bees me
County ; Prosecuting Attorney in 1863,' and
a State * Senator/ in , 1888. ' In ' 1874 he .was
elected^ Representative; in Congress as a i
Democrat from Ohio and served one term,
being 5 defeated .in . 1876. ! He was , again
elected ?in 1878 } and !in 1882, but was de- i
feated in ••' 1880 j and 1886. > Hurd had been
conspicuous as an active advocate of free
trade doctrines.:. He codified the criminal
laws of Ohio in 1868. 1 :.
.'xJCmiuitwnmt fitia Day ■< **£.*!«.
BUFFALO, N. V., July 10.— This was a
field day for the delegates to the conven
tion of the National Educational Associa
tion. This morning, after an address by
Professor Small. Professor Earl N. Barnes
of Leland Stanford University delivered
an address on "The Pupil as a Social Fac
tor," and President James H. Canficld of
the Ohio Biate University dwelt upon
"The Teacher as a Social Factor." Both
papers were discussed at length.
Children Cry for Pitcher's Castoria.
Congressman Maguire De
scribes Bryan's Nomi
Illinois' Desertion of Bland
Started the Nebraskan
The Nomination Declared to Be
Unanimous in a Shout That
Shook the Rcof.
The Call's Headquarters, )
Great Northern Hotel. >
(. hicago, 111., July 10. )
The great fierbt is over and the promi
nent hero of the occasion has been nomi
nated for President. He came as a con
testant for a seat in the convention to fight
for the adoption of a silver platform and
the nomination of a silver candidate. His
success in the matter of tbe platform was
signal and he should certainly be satisfied
with the candidate. His nomination has
started a wave of popular enthusiasm here,
which bids fair to grow.
I was present at a large single-tax meat
ing this evening, which was attended by
Democrats, Republicans and Populists.
The mention of Bryan's nomination was
greeted with general and repeated ap
The California delegation voted solidly
for Bryan on the fifth ballot, and he waa
the choice of a majority of the delegation
from tne beginning. On the first four bal
lots members of the delegation cast com
plimentary votes for other candidates, but
the first, the real break in favor of "the
boy orator of the Platte," came from Cali
The convention was finally stampeded
by the delegations from Alabama, Cali
fornia, Colorado and by the announce
ment during the fifth ballot that the Illi
nois delegation, which had previously cast
43 votes for Bland, wished to retire for
consultation before voting. It was well
understood that Bryan was the second
choice of the delegation, and the an
nouncement of its motion for consultation
was practically a notice to the convention
that it would change its vote from Bland
to the Nebraskan. This knowledge created
great excitement on the floor and caused
many of the delegations to go to Bryan ns
the probable winner before the vote of
Illinois was announced.
At this point, when his nomination
seemed assured, the standards of twenty
two States were wrenched from their
places by excited men, carried to the cen
ter of the convention section and waved
aloft for fifteen minutes. Then a pro
cession of the standard-bearers formed,
and, amid the shouts and cheers of del
egates and applause of 20,000 visitors,
marched repeatedly around the hall.
When this gr^at outburst subsided the
names of Bland. Boies, Matthews and
McLean were withdrawn and the votes
thai had been given to them were trans
ferred to Bryan, giving him a clear two
thirds majority.
Senator Turpie of Indiana moved to
make the nomination unanimous. When
the motion was put a great affirmative
shout went up tbat must nave shaken the
rafters ol the amphitheater. The noes
being called for New York and the other
dissenting delegations remained silent.
The nomination was declared unanimous
and then for tbe first time in tbe history
of this remarkable and memorable con
vention the silver men of tbe West ap
plauded the golden silence of the men of
the East.
The nomination of a candidate for Vice-
President has been postponed until to
morrow morning at 10 o'clock.
It is believed the se-sion will be short
and that the nomination will be given to a
representative of the Middle West, either
Ohio, Indiana or Illinois. My personal
preference is Adlai Stevenson, but a ma
jority of the delegation favors either Mat
thews of Indiana or McLean of Ohio.
The delegation held a very pleasant final
meeting this afternoon and agreed that,
notwithstanding the friction naturally at
tending attempts to harmonize differences
of opinions in the heat of such contests as
we bave bad in this convention, all of the
members of the delegation are jolly
good fellows and have conscientiously dis
charged their duties.
James G. Maguire.
First Convention of the Bi
metaliists Is Held at
Free Coinage of Silver Demanded and
Delegates to St. Louis
McMINNVILLE. Or., July 10,-The first
annual convention of the newly formed
Oregon party— the Union Bimetaliists—
vraa held yesterday. Over 300 delegates
were present, representing eleven counties
of the State. Great enthusiasm prerailed,
and free-silver Republicans, Populists',
Democrats and Independents participated'
in the convention and united in forming
the platform.
Besides the work of extending the plat
form as reported, the convention elected
| seventeen delegates to the St. Loais con
vention, all of whom are Populists and
- Republicans, exceptinu one Democrat.
D. P. Thompson of Portland was made
temporary chairman and tbe meeting
then proceeded to discuss the money ques-
I tlon and allied interest. Goldbugism was
; denounced.
Judge J. B. Waldo of Portland was
| elected permanent chairman; W. V.
I Spencer of McMinnville, secretary, and
Gien 0. Holman of Portland, assistant
The extended platform, as adopted this
afternoon, contains an unequivocal de
claration for free and unlimited coinage of
silver at the ratio of 16 to 1, ana indorses
the action of Teller in bolting the Repub
lican Convention.
The convention contained as delegates
a cousin of William Lloyd Garrison, the
only living son of John Brown, and the
only living son of the Sheriff who executed
John Brown. This trio was called to the
platform and "John Brown's body lies
moldering in the grave" was sung by the
convention standing.
f-f U/»-n» Jt»irjji<*v &***»
LOR GATOS, Cal., July 10.— The Repub
licans of Los Gatoo have organized a Mc-
Kinley Club. D. D. Bowman was elected
president; E. N". Davis, secretary; M. F.
Blanlc, treasurer. The club starts with a
good membership, and a committee was
appointed to canvass the town for new
It May Be Stimulated by Sending bales
men There.
NEW YORK, N. V., July 10.— William
D. Warner, the United States Consul at
Cologne, has written the State Depart
ment that lie has many inquiries from
American exporters as to European trade.
He says all complain of a lack of results.
Mr. Warner says this is due principally
to the fact that American business men
rely almost entirely upon circulars. They
plaster Germany witn printed matter, all
of which is ignored. The only way to en
gage in trade is by direct negotiations by
personal work. He advises the sending to
Germany of eood agents, intelligent men
acquainted with both the English and
German languages. He warns Americans
also not to stop with the establishment of
relations with German agents at the sea
ports, but to send men into tbe interior
and sell direct to merchants of the inland
cities and towns.
Valuable Vein of Lead Ore Struck in
Clark County.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., July 10.— Great
excitement prevails in the vicinity of
Memphis, Clark County, over tbe finding
of a valuable vein of lead ore while work
men were digging a well. A quantity of
tbe ore was taken to a blacksmith's forge,
where the yield of lead proved to be very
heavy. The only doubt is as to the extent
of the vein. Every farmer in the neigh-
Dorhood Is prospecting. Already there
has been a rapid advance in the price of
Tittle****** >''»rtmmm'» C?*«/7cr»fif»»
VANCOUVER, B. C, July 10.— Before
Duplissia beat McCausland for the ama
teur oarsman's championship of the Pa
cific Coast "Bob" Johnston of Vancouver
challenged McCausland for a $500 trophy
and the championship. McCausland ac
cepted, but now that he has been beaten
he will not row.
Johnston comes out with another chal
lenge to row against any amateur on the
Pacific Coast, Duplissia preferred, a mile
and a half straightaway at San Francisco,
for the championship of the coast and a
$500 trophy. Johnston is the amateur
champion of British Columbia, and if ar
ranged the race would take place in
ttt,»pl'»ll ... 4Ut Jfrt»U
PHTSBURG, Pa., July 10.— First game:
PittaburKß 2, Brooklyns 4; second game: Pitts
bunr 11, Brooklyns 6.
CHICAGO, 111., July 10.— Chicagos 11; New
Yorks 5.
ST. LOUIS, Mo., July 10.— St Louis 12, Bos
tons 11.
CLEVELAND, Ohio. July 10.— First jjame:
Clevelands 12, Bfntlmores 0. Second game:
Clevelands 6, Baltimores 9.
LOUISVILLE, KY., July 10.— Score: Loul»
--vlHes 10. Philadelphias 8.
CINCINNATI. Ohio. Jaly 10.— First game:
Cincinnaiis 9, Wasbingtons 6. Second game:
Cincinnati;! 12, Washington^ 4.
/olr.-j/'»«".'o- «/'• ITfirt.tr* tT,,A'V«ii
CHICAGO, 111., July 10.— The national
circuit meet of the Associated Cycling
clubs, which opened this afternoon at the
Athletic Park with Fred Gerlach as referee,
promises to be of national interest from
the fact that tne same of "royal cycling"
is to be played for the first time in public.
0»«--»r»^ Pv<nt* of F>7iJ.
CINCINNATI, Ohio, July 10.— The
annual Elks' parade in connection with
tbe convention of the Grand Lodge took
place this morning. It was an immense
and novel affair. Several thousand Elks
were in line. Many unique banners and
other designations were carried. This
afternoon is being spent across tne river
in Kentucky, the visitors being the euesta
of the Covington and Newport lodges.
JV«4ilnit /Ue- rr™, liXamntuiH,
NEW YORK, N. i*., July 10.— The Ameri
can ships Kenilworth and Henry Villard,
both from the Sandwich Islands, arrived
in port yesterday, one hour apart, after an
exciting race. The vessels were in com
pany to the last twenty-three days of the
voyage. The Kenilworth dropped anchor
first, but she left Honolulu some hours
before the Viliard.
Jsn*3T rvrnw* ,vf 9j,*ka*m.
SPOKANE, Wash., July 10.— The body
of A. M. 8. Hilgard, a prominent young
attorney of this city, who committed sui
cide in April by shooting himself and fall
ing from a bridee Into the river, was found
to-day by a fisherman. Hilgard was ft
nephew of Henry Villard.
new to-day:
I^^HlßTf CDT
Fruit J3rs
Crockery, Chinaware and Glassware.
Come and Get Posted.
Great American Importing Tea Co.
1344 Market St. ' 146 Ninth st. r
3510 Mission st. 318 Third st. ••'.
140 Sixth st. „ 2008 FiJlmore tt.
617 Kearny st- 965 Market st. -
1419 Polk st. .... 3006 Sixteenth st.
531 Montgomery are. 104 Second st.
333 Hayes st 3359 Mission st. -
J;.; 53 Market st. (Headquarters), S. F.
1053 Washington st- 616 E. Twelfth St.
13 1 San Pablo a ye. 917 Broadway, Oakland
1355 Park st., Alameda.
r SUNDAY, JULY 12, AT 2:30 F. M.
Cklefcestcr's Eu e li.li D !•■•«,» Brut
HSgTtV Original Mid Only ScbbSbc. A
■ £& tt>^ S* r llw »7« ""»«»•• a LAoies uk Jb>
m W ' mjh Skmtma »rnU la Hm4 Md P«td m«ui!i O VVJBr
'■'■> ' ILI > '--■ /Iff** 1 " mmnmuttt mi. A* SnaiM, or wad 4*.
I -■-(,-■--■ . «,' -

xml | txt