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VOLUME LXXX.-NO. 55.
TOM WATSON IN SECOND PLACE The Populists .Nominate the Georgia Statesman fop Viee-Ppesident. BJLNK.ER SEWJILL OF AHLNE IS TURNED DOWJJ. So Jhr. Bryan of .Nebraska Refuses to So On the Ticket Without JHis Running .Mate. •Now It Remains fop the People's Party to Choose a Candidate of Its Own Instead of Indorsing the Candidate of the Silver Wing of Democracy. Populism could not stomach Sewall and spewed him out, even as the big; whale cast out Jonah of old. As the head could not cut a dignified figure, even in a Populist Convention, without the tail, Mr, Bryan declined to allow his name to be used as the nominee. Thus, by a fortuitous and wholly unexpected turn of affairs tbe "middle-of-the-road" men, poorly organized as they were and basely deserted on the field of battle by their leaders, were enabled to achieve a vic tory even in the rout and disorder of the first fusillade of the foe. Thomas K. Watson of Georgia was the David who slew the Goliath of Main*. Bryan has telegraphed that he would not allow his name to be used if Sewall was not a nominee of the Populists. JOHN PAUL COSGRAVE. DETERMINED AND DEFIANT. Sunburned, Horny-Handed Texans Lead the Battle Against Demo cratic Control. CONVENTION HALL, ST. LOUIS, &io., July 24. — Representatives of brave old Texas, sunburned, horny-handed, and bearded, tbe rugged sunshine State where honest poverty is not looked upon as a crime, and where some of the noblest types of American manhood can be found, came into the convention hall this morn ing 103 strong, determined and defiant after tbe defeat of the day before. With a breezy valor characteristic of the roman tic Southwest the delegation expressed its contempt of the Bryan-Democratic dele gates, causing to be hung over the gallery rail a life-sized crayon drawing of a man split up to the neck with one foot on a stool labeled "Populist platform" and the other on a stool labeled "Democratic plat form." The middle-of-the-road banner was planted in the center of the delegation and the standard of the Lone Star State was fastened to its staff. The 103 and others looked upon the split Populist in gallery with a grin, and his grin grew more aggravating when they saw the fat face and gold spectacles of Chairman Allen beaming upon it, at first in wonderment and then in horror. A considerate Demo crat in the gailery,. fearing that the chair man would collapse, took up the alle gorical picture, but it was shortly after ward taken possession of by a stalwart Texan and placed alongside the standard. There was only a quiet bit of humor with a spice of malice in it. The open defiance came later, and in the most dramatic fashion, when Texas was called upon to name her choice of a com mitteeman to confer with a committee se lected by the Silver convention. Milton Parks, a finely built six-footer with a manly, resonant voice, walked up the aisle to within ten feet of the chairman's desk and hurled his defiance into the teeth of the Bryan Democrats. "Texas is proud to say that she never treats with an enemy in battle and we therefore have no man to pot upon the committee." The Democratic-Populists howled and groaned and hissed, and the bold cham pion who had thus slapped the face of the convention surveyed them with a curl of contempt upon his lips. Three wild cheen, followed by the characteristic coyote yelp, rose from the delegation and drowned the groans and hisses. Chair man Allen's face flushed as though it had been smitten with a rough hand and then turned a corpse-like pallor. It was evi dent that the insult had reached his heart. The sturdy delegation made itself beard again when Tom Patterson of Colorado was begging the convention not to strike Sewall off the ticket, but to swallow him and Bryan both, for a Democratic head must needs have a Democratic tail, other wise there would oe a lack of that beauti ful harmony which is so essential in prac tical politics. One of the Texans sarcastically asked rhe chair whether, as Mr. Bryan's friend from Colorado was given a hearing, an equal opportunity would be afforded to some friend of Major McKinley to speak in favor of the indorsement of the major. He thought that the Republicans should have an equal chance with the Democrats. Another opportunity was afforded the Lone Star Btate to display some sarcasm when a Democrat in the gallery loudly ap plauded Mr. Patterson's eulogy of Bryan and Sewall. A brown-eyed Texan stood up and pointing his finger at the man in the eallery, shouted: "Come down here, you Democrat; you have as much right to a seat on the floor as a delegate as that man who is now talking Democracy on the platform." There was another whoop and another yell and five minutes passed before the chairman could restore order for the per- j The San Francisco Call. " THE CALL'S » HEADQUARTERS, j HOTEL LINDKLL, i ST. LOUIS, Ho., July 24. > spiring Patterson, special pleader from Colorado for the Democracy. Manly men admire a manly foe, and so amid the groans and hisses there arose many a cheer from those who admired a sturdy adherence to principle. The Bryan men received a severe set back when the report of the committee on permanent organization ana order of busi ness was before the convention. The majority of the committee had recom mended that nominations for President should be made before those for Vice- President, and in the discussion on this matter North Carolina divulged a State secret. The chairman of her delegation insisted that unless Arthur Sewall of Maine was dumped into the Atlantic and the Vice-Presidency given to the South he would cast the ninety- five votes of his State against the majority report. He demanded that the Bryan faction should throw their Wedge itself to give the South the Vice- Presidency. A moment later, not having received a reply, be cast the ninety-rive votes on the side of dis trust amid a great outburst of cheering. This carried the day against Sewall and light began to shine on the darkness that lay in tbe middle of the road. This was the introduction of the wedge that split up the combination so carefully built into a magnificent edifice by the Bryan wing of the convention. It threw consternation as a bursting bomb into the ranks of tbe Democrats, and killed and wounded more hopes than anything else that had occurred in the convention up to that hour. It was evident that Populism could not endure the president of a Na tional bank on its ticket, and now the most desperate fight of the day was to be waged. North Carolina's ninety-five votes had become a potent factor in the balance of power. The dominant faction could not afford to drop Sewall, no matter how mai odoroun he mien t be in the nostrils of the People's party, because if he were dropped the nomination of Bryan would be of no avail, for in every State there would be two sets of electors — one the Democratic, for Bryan and Sewall, and the other the Populist, for Bryan and Watson, or who ever he might be. This would cut the Bryan ticket in two, and unless the Democrats and the Popu lists carry each State by at least one ma jority, or two-thirds of the total vote, Mc- Kinley would be elected. This was an appalling prospect for the Bryan men, and they mad.c to-night the hardest fight of tbeir lives. Even now, as I write these lines at my desk in the convention hall, Lafe Pence of New York is making an elo quent, impassioned and almost tearful plea for Sewall, while the 1300 delegates are listening to him with that respect and attention which every American accords to a bright man and a good speaker. During the three days' session of the Populist convention the greatest disorder prevailed. Every delegate on the floor appeared to be a natural-born orator and parliamentarian, and wanted to speak or raise a point of order on every oppor tunity. If it was not that, it was to rise to a question of privilege, or to ask for in formation. Hence the greatest disorder prevailed. The confusion, aggravated by the miser able acoustics of this building, which was evidently erected for the purpose of a cir cus or as a peace offering to the tornado, was so great that it was found necessary to establish a relay of strong, clear voices. A sun-burned corn raiser from the green prai ries of Nebraska took his station on a chair on tt c platform alongside Senator Allen and repeated what the chairman had said. Then, after several raps of the Senator's gavel, the sun-burned man said : "The chair is now calling for order. He says that unless you keep quiet no business can be transacted." About a hundred feet away from the chair's platform stood an iron-iunged Texan in a chair, who repeated to the Continued on tkconU I'age. SAN FRANCISCO, SATURDAY MORNING, JULY 25, 1896. Feels Luckier Than "The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo." HOJi TJHOJ^AS E. WAJSON of Qeorgia, Jlommated by the Populists for the Vice-Presidency. ( if quniutaneee •/ Mr. Wation lay that this is a good lil'iicm of thit eminent Crocker etateeman.} Thomas E. Watson of Thomson was born in Columbia County, Georgia, September 5, 1856; received a common-school education and was then sent to Mercer University, Macon, Ga. At the end ot the sopbomore year left college for lack of funds; taught school two years; read law for a few weeks under Judge W. R. McLaws of Augusta, Ga., and was admitted to the bar; commenced the practice of the profession at Thomson, Georgia, his old home, November, 1876; was a mem ber of the Georgia Legislature, 1882-83; was Democratic Elector for the State at large in 1888; besides the practice of law, has been and still is largely interested in farming; was elected to Fifty-second Congress as a Democrat, receiving 5456 votes against 597 votes for Anthony E. Williams, Republican. WILLIAJM JENNIJMQS BpyAJM, the J^omir,ee of the Silver Wing of tKe Democrats ar\d of the Silver J^arty, but Who Declined Indorsement by the Populists Because His Running JVJate, SeWall of J^aine, Was ! Turned DoWn by the People's Contention. a vr •" [Thie Portrait is reproduced from ' a »k*lch made from life by Kahler of *? The Call's" art ttaff. ' The photographs •f Mr. Bryan fail to indicate the' strong facial characteristics that are developed in this usell-dravon portrait.) ' NOMINATED BY ACCLAMATION. Silverites Waste .No Time in Selecting Bryan and Sewall. SCENES OF WILD EJJTJiUSIJISJW JIRE EJECTED. White Metal .Men Proceed to Jldopt a Plat form Without Jlwaiting Populistie Suggestion. Delegates Jlre Delighted by the Fipst Sreat Demon stration of Theip Papty and Think, It .Has a Bright Future Before It— Their Wopk, Completed. "THE CALL'S" HEADQUARTERS, i HOTEL. tINDELL, ST. LOUIS, Mo., July 24. ) ■ Bryan and Sewall were nominated to-day by acclamation as the standard bearers of the National Silver party. ' • It was, as everybody knows, a cut-aiict-dried programme, and was rushed through quickly. There was not a dissenting; voice. Silver Republicans joined with Silver Democrats and Silver Populists in shouting for the nominees of the convention, which, though at times wildly enthusiastic and demonstrative, was as harmonious as a prayer-meeting. When the convention was called to order at the afternoon session the con ference committee reported In favor of proceeding with the work of adopting a platform and naming candidates independent of the action of the Populist*. This course was at once decided upon, and the business of the convention was rushed to a conclusion lv a twinkling. Following the nomination of Bryan there was a sudden and prolonged outburst of enthusiasm. The delegates had been impatiently waiting for an opportunity to yell for three tedious day's. The demonstration was led by the Nebraska Cali fornia, Kansas and Colorado delegations. A young lady in white was lifted to a table on the stage, and holding the Nevada Silver party banner in om hand and the California emblem in the other, with a large picture of Bryan in the back ground, formed a tableau that encouraged the lung power of the multitude. There was a parade of delegates about the hall. Spectators iv the galleries waved flags, umbrellas and handkerchiefs, and the baud played on. It was the first great demonstration of the Silver party. The cheering con tinued nearly half an hour and was renewed when Sewall was nominated. The delegates are seemingly delighted over the birth of their party, which, they say, holds out ao much hope and promise to the American people WITHOUT OPPOSITION. Bryan and Sewall Receive the Unanimous Vote of the Silver Convention. ST. LOUIS, Mo., July 24.— The strain of the paat few days was apparent in the Silver convention this morning. The del egates were slow in gathering in the hall and the attendance was somewhat dimin ished. The leaders of the party, who were early on the scene, expressed the opinion that this would be the last day of the con vention. The chairman rapped for order at 10:40 and introduced Rev. VV. P. Covert of the Missouri delegation, who opened the pro ceedings with the Lord's Prayer. Mr. Baker of California, chairman of the committee on conference, announced that the two committees had met this morning and would meet again at 1 o'clock this afternoon. The Silverites were assured, he said, that the Populists were now working harmoniously along j the lines laid down by this convention, j [Cheers.] He believed that a unanimous report from the conference committees of the two conventions would be one of the strongest campaign documents that would ! be circulated. In order that that might be successfully accorr plished he moved that the further proceed. ng3 of the con vention relating to the adoption of the platform and nominations be deferred un til this afternoon at 3:30 o'clock. This was seconded by delegates from Kansas and Wisconsin, and the motion was carried with but one dissenting vote. The rest of ■ the National Committee was announced and the members were requested to meet immediately upon adjournment this morning. The members are as follows: Alabama, R. H. Walker; California, G. W. Baker; Colorado, I. N. Stevens; Connecticut, A. T. Roup; Florida, 8. G. Harvey; Georgia, C. Thornton; Illinois, G. L. Emery; In diana, Anson Wolcott; lowa, Amos Steckel; Kansas, R. W. Turner; Ken tucky, J. P. Heudricks; Maryland, C. F. Darby; Massachusetts, £. B. Newhall; Michigan, E. E. Jarvis; Minnesota, J. W. Griffin: Mississippi, C. W. Bolton ; Mis souri, W. T. Foster; Montana, C. G. Brad shaw; Nebraska, G. L. Laws; Nevada, Thomas Wrenn; New Jersey, S. W. Reefe; New York, W. P. St. John ; North Caro lina, B. F. Keith; North Dakota, W. H. Standish; Ohio, H. T. Nles; Oregon, T. Hofer; Pennsylvania, R. E. Diffenderfer; South Carolina, J. W. Bowden; South Dakota, Harry Sawyer; Tennessee, E. C. McDowell; Utah, Richard Mackintosh; Virginia, A. J. Wedderburn; Washington, G. J. Thompson; West Virginia, J. C. Raifsnyder; Wisconsin, E. A. Kppl; Dis trict of Columbia, C. J. Hillyers; Alaska, Richard Lewis. A motion was made authorizing the committee to fill vacancies, when the mat ter of counting the veterans of the late war came up, and Mr. Rhodes of Wash ington addressed the convention. The veteran resolution was lost sight of tem porarily in a tumultuous demand for a speech from Senator Stewart, to which he responded. He said that the silver delegates who controlled the Chicago convention were men of honor and integrity, who were de termined to do that which was right. Wall street was there, bat its emissaries PRICE FIVE CEKTS. FRANK McGUIRK. were not permitted to approach the hum blest member. Not a single silver vote was lost, although half of the 20,000 peo ple were sent by the goldbugs. The con test over the platform came on. and it was necessary for some one to present the silver side. WilJiam J. Bryan [loud and long continued applause] was sent for to reply to the arguments of Vilas and Hill. The former made an elaborate, the latter an adroit speech. Tie scene was a wild one, out throughout it all the silver delegates were not moved. Bryan came, looking a leader. His first word stilled the vast crowd and overwhelmed his adversaries. He made the grandest speech ever heard. At the close of bis eloquent peroration the convention, gold men and all, rose to their feet and paid him homage. He was nominated before he left the platform. His speech was pure, rugged Americanism. Mr. Stewart went on to say that he knew Bryan — that he believed that he was sin cere and honest and would do for the I people ail that they needed and desired. "Every silver man," continued Mr. j Stewart, "was with us; a friend of the country and opposed to the British con- I trol of our finances. If they unite, and | they are uniting, they will march on to victory." [Cheers.] The convention again took up the vet eran soldier resolution, and it was de cided to call the roll of States that the chairman of delegations might announce the number of the veterans in each State delegation. The call resulted in showing 198 Union soldiers, 18 Confederates and 4 Mexican soldiers represented in the oon- I vention. Miss Mitchell of Alton, Kans., was in troduced, and recited a poem she had written on "The Wail of William Whit ney." It was semi-humorous, and the various hits at Whitney, Hill and Depew aroused intense enthusiasm. C. P. Scott, formerly a Republican, said that he would work to bury the party he had left. Re plying to a reference to Cleveland, made by a delegate on tbe floor, Scott said: "Oh, God, give us cyclones if they must I come; war, famine and pests; but oh, God, j in thy mercy, save us from another four years of Grover Cleveland." He called in conclusion for three cheers for Bryan and they were given with a will. After some remarks by H. R. J. McAlver, General Warner of Ohio moved an adjournment until 3:30 o'clock and it was declared car ried at 12:32. The last session of the National Silver Why .Do the sales of Hood's Sarsapariita exceed those of other preparations? Because the people have an abiding confidence in the curative, blood purifying powers of Hood's Sarsaparifia Which are unequaled by any otber medicine. Hood's Pills