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Organized February 22, 1S56, at
Plttsburg. Pa.
When ' the storm of applause ' had . sub
sided the delegation read a resolution de
claring their unwavering allegiance to the
party they had helped to brlrrg forth.- The
resolutions regretted the inability of many
of the members; of' the National' Fremont
Association to be present because of ad
vanced age and designated Major • H. • R.
Long and J. K. Connor to represent them.
The resolution- concluded with- the declar
ation that "w« heartily endorse the,ad
ministration of Hon. William McKinley,
which gives us such unbounded prosper
ity." ,
Credentials Committee Reports.
CThls incident over,' the chairman , recog
nized Representative Payne of New York,
chairman of the Committee ¦ on ", Creden
tials,, who mounted the platform and read
the report of the. committee, as follows:
•.Your - committee reports action ; in ; the cases
before ! it with' its recommendation as : follows:
As to the contests in -the Fourth and Seventh
districts of Alabama, the Fourth' and Eighth
districts of Georgia, the delegates at large • in
the First, . Second, ; Third and Fourth; districts
cf Louisiana, tbe delegates at large la the Sixth-
the committee on permanent organiza
tion, then presented, the committee's re
port, which also was put through with a
"TKe chair announces as a committee
to escort Senator Henry Cabot Lodge to
the chair," announced Mr. Wolcott,."Gov
ernor Shaw of Iowa and Governor Theo
dore- Roosevelt '., of New VT/ork." '
A cheer went up, strong and long con
tinued,, as this group of names' fell from
the cuairman's lips. Apparently Gover
nor, Roosevelt had not expected to be
thus designated and his face showed signs
of annoyance. With Governor Shaw he
stcppcU to Senator, Lodge's seat and with
the permanent chairman between them
they marched up to the platform. The
cheers . echoed continuously until Mr.
i^odge, after greeting Mr. Wolcott, turned
to the audience > and >, began his address.
tie spoke as follows:
One . of the greatest honors that can ' fall to
any American in public , life . is • to ¦ be called
to preside' over . a Republican national conven
tion. How great the honor is you know., but
cannot realize, nor can I'express the gratitude
which " I ' feel to ; you . for having conferred ' it
upon me. " I : can only say to you, in the sim
plest phrase, that I thank you from tho bottom
of i my. heart. "Beggar that I am, I am even
poor in thanks,- and yet I thank you."
- W*e meet afrain to nominate the next Presi
dent ¦ of ¦ the : United States. Four years have
passed since we nominated the soldier and
statesman who' Is " now j President, and who is
soon to enter upon his second term. Since the
Civil ' War no Presidential term has been so
crowded with great events as .that whicn is
now | drawing,; to a close. They have been four
memorable yeare. To Republicans they show
a record of promises kept; of work done, of/un
foreseen questions . met and answered. •¦ To the
Democrats they .have been generous In the ex
hibition of unf uiniled predictions, in the ruin of
their hopes of calamity and in futile opposition
to ; the ; forces of t.he times aa<J th» aspirations
• ¦¦¦¦•¦ ¦ •-•-I
and Ninth districts of Tennessee, the delegates
at large in the First, Fifth, Seventh and
Ninth districts of Texas, the second Virginia
and the DUtrlct of Columbia, the action of the-
National Committee In -the matter of making
a temporary roll, as recommended shall be the
action of the convention.
. Action was also taken in the following cases
and your committee recommends that. the per
manent roll shail.be as follows:
" Alabama:' At Jtrge delegates— B.W. Walter,
C.'-W. Buckley. Alternates— Nathan Alexander,
G. -\V. Lovejoy. .. : . '."¦"
Third District: Delegates— W. W. Mllllken.
MoseaM. Gordon. Alternates— S. M.' Murphy.
Aaron T. Timothy. ,
Fifth District: Delegates-jr. T. Davis, Hugh
A. Carson. Alternates— I*' "W. Whittaker, • J.
W. Perry. . .
Delaware : At , large— J. E. Addicks, B. W.
Clerk, James -Frank Alee, C. R. Layton, H. M,
Burton, A.' B. 'Connors. Alternates— Webster
Blakeley, • Thomas E. Postles, D. S. Clark,
Newell Hall, C. W.' Davis, Theodore Thom
son. ;¦ : • .:". ', .'.
Fifth District/ Louisiana: Delegates— W. W.
Johnson. John W.\ Ccoke.' Alternates — George
W. Stewart, J. B. Robinson.
Fourth District, 'TeTas: Delegates-^. A.
Dlackwell. H. . O. Gor^. Alternates— B." C.
Browning, H. XV. Walker. • .-
Sixth District, Texas: Delegates— Eugene
Marshall.*- W.' B. King. Alternates— George W.
McCormlck, George A. Lanier.
The; friends of ' J. E. '; Addicks of Dela
ware were in • evidence -when ¦ Mr. : Payne
read of the victory of Addicks' over.the
Dupont faction in that State. The report
read. Mr. Payne demanded the previous
question.: Senator Sewell; on behalf of
New ; Jersey,-, and 1 Mr. -- Martin; . on" behalf
of Indiana, seconded the, demand, wh.ch
was ordered. No one demanded the floor
to debate the 'report and lit was. put
through- with a- whirl. _ The- convention,'
which evidently -felt relieved at this quick
disposition > of. • the contests, signified its
approval with applause, ¦ . . • . . - /
General Groavenor of Ohio, .chairman of
guests, and a deafening • salute went up
for the faded standard aftd its venerable
upholders. The fifteen white haired men
rrr«ss5 themselves side by side, looking
out on tfe sea of faces. Alongside the
flag another standard bore the legend:
•Senator Fairbanks Reading the Platform to the]
Convention. <
stage to-day contained flaming bunches
of crimson ramblers, arid the chairman's
desk had a fresh bouquet of roses and
mignonettes. The long- session ahead,
witti perhaps a tedious, protracted con
test over the report of the committee on
credentials, heia no terrors for the as»
Eembling thousands. The delightfully
cool and bracing weather was an assur
ance against discomfort.
Shortly after 11 o'clock the big munici
pal band of Philadelphia took its place in
the galleries opposite to the stage ajid a
few minutes later the strains of one of
Sousa's stirring marches crashed out. ,
Some members of the National Legisla
tive League of the woman suffragists
were busily engaged while the delegates
were assembling distributing appeals for
a declaration by the convention favorable
to woman suffrage.
As on yesterday, many of the leading
lights of the Republican party came in
without causing a flurry. The first dem
onstration occurred when Senator Hanna
entered. He could hardly make his way
to the platform owing to the pressure of
the delegates to greet him a3 he passed
through the pit.
Senator Foraker, handsome and debon
air, aroused the next outburst. Governor
Foster M. Voorhees of New Jersey, who ar- '
rived this morning from Europe, was
warmly greeted. He was escorted to the
platform by Senator Sewell.
At 12 o'clock, after Senator Hanr.a had
reached the platform, the ushers carried
into the pit the great bunches of red,
white and bine pampas plumes. They
looked like the same plumes which. were
in evidence at St. L>ouis four years ago
and they probably were destined to per
form a similar function In the great Mc-
Kinley demonstration later in the day.
Boosevelt Lion of 'the Hour.
"Our Chauncey"' was not overlooked to
, day, and there was a great flutter of
handkerchiefs from the ladles as he en
tered, but It was again Governor Roose
velt who set the convention wild. Still
wearing his-Rough Rider hat, he appeared
as on yesterday at the main entrance and
Instantly the crowds cheered frantically.
As on yesterday, as he pushed his way
towardhis seat his progress was impeded
by the enthusiastic greeting of the dele
gates. Senator Platt was by his side. The
Governor did not appear so Bternly
auatere as on yesterday. He smiled right
and lpft to the plaudits of the multitude.
While the Rooaevelt demonstration was
in progress the eyes of the mutitude were
| suddenly directed by a strange spectacle
in the center of the stage, as the Chi
nese Minister, Mr. Wu Ting Fang, re
splendent in rich Oriental silks and ac
companied by Mr. Chung, Secretary of
Legation, also richly robrrl in Filks. came
down the middle aisle of the platform.
Minister Wu was greeted at the entrance
by Senator Burrows, who Introduced him
to several distinguished public men crowd
ing about. Ex-Postmaster General- Gary
cf Maryland, a close friend of Mr. Wu,
offered the .Minister his arm, and. the
two proceeded out toward the delegates.
The Minister smiled benignly and ac
knowledged in'Knglish the many.saluta
tions. General Gary seated the Minister
and his entourage Immediately -alongside
the delegates.
' "Not a word from China," said Minis
ter "Wu, when asked -as to the alarming
reports as to Peking. "We are wholly
in the dark except for what the press
brings us, and we hope jvnd sincerely, be
lieve the conditions arc not as bad as
pictured:. I am hefe unofficially as an ob
server to see. how the American people
select their candidates -for the Presi
dency." . ... , '
. Former Governor Taylor of Kentucky
received- a distinct ovation Just asSen
atpr Wolcott was preparing to call, the
convention to order. The groat hall was
cow black with people and the scene was
Inspiring as the eye roamed over ' the
acres of humanity.
At 12:26 Senator. Wolcott rapped for, or
der. Immediately the band started up
the "Star Spangled Banner," and the vast
audience rose en masse. Governor Roose
velt, as on yesterday, being first on his
._>.•; Mr. Boswell'3 Prayer. •
Senator Wolcott again rapped for .order
as the swelling strains floated away.-and
when the confusion had subsided, Rev.
Charles M. Boswell opeped the proceed
ings with prayer. Few of the delegates
arose. While the invocation was ascend
ing a couple of snapshots of the conven
tion were taken.' Rev. Mr. Boswell said:
Our heavenly father, we come to thee as the
creator of men and the upholder of govern
ments. Ojt fathers trusted In thee and 'were
helped and where they led may we gladly and
boldly follow. We thank thee for the land In
which we live, for Its beloved ruler, the,pros
perity of its people and the victories of its
army and navy> May these be abundantly con
tinued. ,
Wo bless thee for having brave and wisa
men in charge of our executive, legislative and
Judicial affairs in trying times. May it always
be so w.th America, •
We praise thee for thes» men who have left
their occupations and homes to transact bus!
rtCfi tor their country by attending this conven
tion. May thy* upecial favor rest upon- them.
Guide them in their deliberations, platform and
candidates, and may these be puch as shall be
approved by the people and may they continue
to ke?D our dear old country, whose flag we
love to-day better than ever before, in the lead
among those respected for righteousness, liberty
and humanity.
Qlve these delegates and their friends a
healthful and pleasant stay ajnong us and pre
serve their loved ones from harm while they
are absent from them.
Specially remember those who are bearing
arms for us in distant lands end hasten - the
day when all wars Khali cease and thine shall
be the honor and glory forever.
Amen. J.
The men who applaud prayers at large
gatherings were present and signalized
their -approval of the divine's invocation
with hand and 'voice
Pioneer Republicans Greeted.
A remarkable tribute to the flag and to
the pioneers of the Republican party now
occurred. -Mr. Wolcott stepped forward
and -stated- that fifteen survivors of the
first Republican -Convention called at
Plttsburg forty-four years agb were pres
ent with the same old flag used at the
convention. *
At that moment a file of white haired
patriarchs appeared from the*rear, bear-
Ing at their head a faded American flag,
tattered jand^barely held together, by a
¦cross staff. As the flag apeared,-, the au
dience - arose. 1 delegates, " spectators : and
of the American people. I wish I could add
that they had been equally Instruct ve toour
opponents, but while it is true 'hat th t Demo
crats, like the Bourbons, learn nothing. It is
onTy too evident that, the familiar comparison
cannot be completed; for they lorget. a great
deal. which it would be well .for t^era to re
mem • r * Cleveland Left Chaos.
• In XS97 We took the Government «>*,•"»*
country frcm the hands of fester* CW**
land. His party had abandoned him and , *ere
Joined to their Idola. of which he was no Jonge r
one. During th* last years of his term we Ma
presented to us the melancholy •P«« ta = le n - O i, v a
President trying to govern y Ith ° u t ***£_•
The result was that his policies were in ruin,
legislation was at a standstill and public affairs
wire in a perilous and incoherent conf 1 " 0 ";
Party responsibilities had vanished, . and wUh
ft ali f posslSmty of Intelligent action demanded
by the country at home and abroad. It was an
interesting but by no means singular display
of Democratic unfltness for the P ra S"cal ™£*
Of government. To the political student it was
instructive; to the country it was extremely
painful; to business disastrous.
We replaced this political chaos with a Presi
dent in thorough accord with his party and the
machinery of government began again to move
smoothly and effectively. Thus we kept at
once our promise of better and more efficient
administration. In four months after the m
auKuratlon of President McKinley we had
passed a tariff bUl. For ten yearn the ; MtUtalal
agitation in behalf. of what was humorously
cf led tariff reform, and of what was really
free trade, had kept business in a foment and
had brought & tre a8ur 5 r , deflcl i' fl P t^ >^ t .nS"
dustrles, depression, panic and finally continu
ous bad times to a degree never before im
agined Would you know the result of our
ffriff legislation, look abo«t you Would you
mpTsure its success, recollect that it is no
£ an SSe. that our opponents, free
traders as they afe, do not dare to make It an
Lsue. that therrfs not a State in the Union
to-day which could be carried for free trade
against protection.
Promise Absolutely Fulfilled.
Never wae a policy more fully 3u »i 1^ b Zj£$
works never was a promise made by any party
more absolutely fulfilled. •
Dominant among the issues of four >••" "K.°
was that rf our monetary and nnaneta sys
tem. Tne Republican party promised to uphoH
our credit, to protect cur currency from reso
lution and to maintain the cold standard. V e
have etne so. We have done ™ re :. In " e ti ? a s v ,«
been be't?r than our promise. Falling to se
cure, ufer honest effort, any encouragement
for inte-.iatic.4i bimetallism we have passe-i
a law Mrengthening the gold standard ai.u
planting it more firmly than ever in our finan
cial ixiUni, improving our banking »¦*«.»»«
tresaiDj our credit and refunding the public
debt at 2 per cent interest, the lowest rate in
the world. It was a great work well done.
The only argument the Democrats can advance
to-day Jn thW own behalf on the money ques
tion is ti-at a Republican Senate. In the event
of Democ-ati^ success, would not permit tlie
repeal of a Republican law. Thia Is a previous
argument looked at with considerate e>va
and quits vorthy of the Intellects **"<*£«>
duced It. Apply it generally. Lpon this theory
because we have defeated the soldiers of Spain
and sunk her ships we can with safety dispense
with tlie army and the navy, which did the
work Take another example: There has been
a lire in a «creat city: it has been checked and
extinguished: therefore let us abolish the fire
department anrt cease to Insure our hopes, uis
trust tn our currency, the dread of change,
the deadly fear of a debased standard, were
raging four years ago and business lay pros
trate before them. Republican supremacy and
Republican legislation have extlngruished^tbe
fires o£ debt and fear, and business has arisen
triumphant from the ashes. Therefore abol
ish your fire department; turn out the Re
publicans and put In power the incendiaries
who lighted the flames, and trust what remains
of Republican control to avert freeh disaster.
The proposition is . its own refutation. The
supremacy of the party that has saved the
standard of sound money and guarded it by
law is as necessary for its security and for
the existence of honest wages and of business
confidence now as it was in 1S96. The moment
the Republican party passes from power and
the party of free sliver and fiat paper comes
in stable currency and the gold standard, the
standard of the civilized world, are in imminent
and deadly peril- Sound currency and a steady
standard of value are to-day eafe only in Re
publican- hands.
"War Crisis Squarely Met.
But there were still other questions in 1S3«.
We had already thwarted the efforts of .the
Cleveland administration to throw the Ha
waiian Islands back to their dethroned Queen
and to give England the foothold for her cables
in the group. We then said that we would
settle finally the Hawaiian question. We have
done so. -The traditional American policy has
been carried out. The flag of the Union floats
to>day over the cross roads of the Pacific. We
promised to deal with the Cuban question.
Again comes the reply, we have done so. Tha
long agrony of the island is over, Cuba is free.
But this great work brought with it events
and issues which no man had foreseen, for
which no party creed had provided a policy.
The crisis came, bringing war in its train. The
Republican President and the Republican party
met the new trial in the old spirit. We fought
the war with Spain. The result is history
known of all men. We have the perspective
now of only a short two years, and yet how
clear and bright the great facts stand out, like
mountain peaks against the sky. while the
gathering: darkness of a just oblivion is creep
ing fast over the low grounds where lie for
gotten the trivial and unimportant things, the
criticisms and the fault-findings which seemed
so huge when we still lingered among them.
Here they are, these great facts: A war of a
hundred days, with many victories and no de
feats, with no prisoners taken from us and
no advance stayed, with a triumphant outcome
startling In its completeness and in its I world
wide meanlnr. Was ever a war more justly
entered upon, more | successfully fousht, more
fully won, more thorough In Its reiults? Cuba
is free. Spain has been driven from the west
ern hemisphere. Fresh glory has come to our
arms and crowned our flag. It was the work of
the American people, but the Republican party
was their Instrument. Have we not the right*
to say that, here too, even as In the days of
Lincoln, we have fought A good fight; we have
kept the faith; we have finished the work?
War, however, is ever like the sword .of
Alexander. It cuts . the knots. It Is & great
solvent and brings many results not to be
foreseen. The world forces unchained In war
perform In hours the work of years of quiet.
Spain sued for peace. How was that peace
to be made? The answer to this great ques
tion had to be given by the President of the
United States. We were vlctorous-ln Cuba
in Porto Rico. In the Philippines.
Could Not Give TJp the Islands.
Should we give those Islands back to Spain?
Never, was the President's reply. Would any
American wish that he had answered other
wise? Should we hand them over to some other
power? Never, was aealn the answer. Would
our pride and self-respect as a nation have sub
mitted to any other reply? Should we turn the
islands, where we had destroyed all existing
sovereignty, loose upon the world to be a prey
to domestic anarchy and the helpless. spoil of
seme other nation? Again the Inevitable nega
ttve. Again the President answered as the na
tion he represented would have him answer. He
boldly took the islands, took them knowing well
the burden and responsibility, took them with
a deep sense of duty to ourselves 4nd others,
grulded by a Just foresight as to our future in
the. East and with an entire faith in the ability
of the American people to grapple with the new
task. When future conventions point to the
deeds by which the Republican party has made
history they will proclaim with special pride
that under a Republican administration the
war of 'S3 was fought and that the peace with
Spain was the work of William McKinley. So
much for the past. We are proud of it, but we
don't expect to live npen it, for the Republican
party is pre-eminently the party of action and
its march is ever forward.
We are not so made that we can be content
to retreat, or to mar. ttme. The traditions of
the early days of ov»? party are sacred to us.
and are hostages given to the American people
that we will not be unworthy or the treat lead
ers who have gone. The deeds of yesterday art
in their turn a pledge and a proof of what we
promise we perform and that the people who
put faith. In our declarations In 1S36 were not
deceived and may slace the same trust in us
in 1900. But our pathway has ne\wr laid among
dead issues, nor have we won our victories and
made history by delving in political graveyards.
We are the part of .to-day, with cheerful yes
terdays and confident to-morrowa. The living
present Is ours, the present prosperity and act
ivity In business, of good waxes and quick pay
ments, of, labor employed and capital invested;
of sunshine in the market place and the stir of
abounding life in the workshop and on the
farm. It is with this that we have replaced the
depression, the doubts, the dull business, the
low wasru, the Idle labor, the frightened capi
tal, the dark clouds which overhung industry
and agriculture in 1SDG. This is what we woul 1
preserve, so far aa sound government and. wise
legislation can do. This is what we brought
to tea country, four. years ago.
New Promises Made.
.This Is what, we offer now. Again we prom
ise that the protective system snail be main
tained and that our great industrial interests
shall go on their way unshaken by the dire fear
of tariff agitation and of changing duties.
Again we declare that we will guard the na
tional credit, uphold a sound currency based
on gold and keep tha wages of the workingman
and the enterprise of the man of business free
from that most deadly ot all evlla— a Suctuai
In? standard of value. The deflcit wau-n marti
this country in a time of profound peace a bor
rower of money to meet ita current expenses
has been replaced by abundant revenue, bring
ing a surplus, due alike to prosperity and to
wise legislation, so ample that we can no\»
safely promise a large reduction of taxation
without imperiling our credit, or risltins * re
sort to loans.
We are prepared to take steps to re%iva ar.d
build u*> our • merchant marine and thus put
into American pockets the money paid for
carrying American freights. Out of the abun
dant resources, which our financial legislation
has brought us, we will build ti» isthmian
canal, and lay the cables which will help to
turn the current of Eastern trade to the Golden
Gate. We are on good terms with all nattcr.o
and mean to reinair- so while we promise to In
sure our peace and safety by maintaining the
Monroe doctrine by ample coast defeyes aci
by building up a navy /¦which no one can cna:
lenge with impunity.
The new problems brought by the war w«
face with confidence in ourselves and a still
deeper confidence in the American peop.c wnr>
will deal Justly and rightly with the islands
which have come into their chaxse. The outcry
against our new possessions U as empty as the
cant about militarism and ••imperialism,' and
is devoid of sense. and meaning. Regard for a
moment those who are loudest in shrieking that
the American people are about to enter upon
a career of oppression and that tha republic
is In dang-tr. Have U ey been la the. past the
guards of freedom? Is safety for liberty now
to be found most surely in the party whlcJi
was the defender of domestic »lavery? Is true
freedom to be secured by the ascendency of the
party which beneath our very eyes seeks to
establish through Infamous laws the despotic
rule of a small and unscrupulous band of
usurper* in Kentucky who trampled, not upon
the rights of the black men only, but of th3
whites, and which seeks to extend the same
system to North Carolina and Missouri? Has
it suddenly come to pass that the Democratic
party which to-day alma whenever it acquires
power to continue in office by crushing out hon
est elections and popular rule; has It lndet<i
cone to pass. I eay. that that party is the
chosen protector of liberty? If it were so
the outlook would be black Indeed. No. The
party of Lincoln may be best trusted now. as
in the rast. to be true even as he was true,
to the rights of man end to human freedom,
whether within tha borders of the Lntted States
or in the islands which have come beneath
our flas.
To Watch Over the Liberated.
The liberators may be trusted to watch over
tho liberated. W» who freed Cuba will keep
the'pledre w* mad» to her »ad will culita brr
along th© road to independence and stable gov
ernment until she la ready to settle her own
future by the free expression of fcer people's
¦will. We wtll be faithful to the trust imposed
upon us, and If imong those- to whom th'3
great work i3 confided in Cuba, or elsewhere,
wronffdoers shall be found, men not only bail
in morals, but dead to their duty as Americans
and false to the honor of our name, we will
punish these basest of criminals to the extent
For the "islands of Hawaii tad Porto Rico
the political problem has been solved and by
Republican legislation have been given self
government and are peaceful and prosperous
under the rule of the United States.
In the Philippines we were met by rebetltari.
fomented by a self-seeking adventurer and
usurperer. The duty of the President was to
repress that rebellion, to see that the author
ity of the United State*, as rigtitful.y and
righteous in Manila as in Philadelphia, was
acknowledged and obeyed. That harsh and
painful duty President McKinley has performed
firmly and Justly, eager to resort to gentle
measures whenever possible, unyielding when
treachery and violence made force necessary.
Unlike the opponents of expansion we don"t
regard the soldiers of Otis. Lawton and Mac-
Arthur as "an enemy's camp." In our eyes
they are th« soldiers of the United States: they
are our army and we believe in them and win
sustain them. Even now the Democrats are
planning, if they get control of the House, to
cut off appropriations for the army and thus
compel Kie withdrawal of our troops from the
The result would be to force tha retirement
of such soldiers as would remain In Manila
and their retreat would be the signal for th<*
massacre and plunder of the creat body of
peaceful Inhabitants of the islands who have
truXfd to us to protect and guard them. Such
an ev*nt would be an infamy. Is the Govern-
PHILADELPHIA. June 2!).-Presi^
cent McKinley -wes not renominated
at tfte session of the Republican Xa
tlor.a! Convention tc-day. But to
' morrow wiir wiincfp, lrr all proba
bility, the unparalleled rpectac'.e. of both
The Presidential and Vice Presidential
candidates being nominated by. acclama
tion. Senator Hanr.a 'threw up the
sponge" to-day. . He found he could not
tlem . the tide of the popular favorite
without using the direct influence of the
afiml&istratlon at \VasWr-gton. . and this
he cc-Id not get. Possibly even with it
he might have failed; but without it the
task was hopeless. >
The President would have r.o hand in
&n effort to control the convention. He
made known directly to Mr. Hmna bis
wish that the will of the convention
ehould not be thwarted, and when that
cr.equivocal word came Mr. Hanna re
luctantly abandoned the fight.
With this retirement frcm the contest
cpainst the Kmj<ire State Governor both
nominations could have been made before
the convention adjourned to-day. The or
iginal programme was to renominate Me-
Kin!ey to-day and to nominate the can
didate for Vice President to-morrow.
But the National Republican Committee
had made a compact with tile Philadel
phia committee to keep the convention
here for three days, /and it was feared
that if the nomination for President were
made to-day the convention might ta»:e
the bit in its teeth and wind up the pro
ceedings before dark.
Hanna Takes No Bisks.
All the preparations for the President's
nomination at this session had been per
fected. Hundreds of red. white and blue
pampas plumes attached to long staffs
had been taken down into the delegates".
pit before the convention met an<J there
stowed away against the inevitable mo-
Runt when the climax should be reached.
As they were carried into the p:t by the
ushers while the convention -w*u» assemb
ling, they recalled the magnuieem sc^ne
at St. Louis four years ago. when similat
plurtcs set the convention mad with de
light during the famous McKiu>y dem
onstration. Knowing the tem]>-.T of lhe
delegates and the crowds. Mr. iianna de
cided to take no risks. And conseijUr-nt'.y
the immense throngs which bip.ckened the
vast amphitheater to-day were compe'Itd
to content themselves with, the routine
incidents connected with the permanent
organization— an oration by Henatoi
Lodge, the permanent chairman, and the
• scene which attended the unanimous
adoption of the platform. Then they re
turned to the city to wait anoih?r twenty
four hours for the nominations which
they have traveled, some hundreds, some
thousands of mi'.es to witness.
It was a ereat disappointment to most
ct tlurn. The machinery of the conven
tion moved so smoothly tkat the session
. <5:i2. not afford them an opportunity to
Sot off steam. There was not the slight
est jar. The wheels moved as noiselessly
ut a Corliss engine. The hand of Hanna
was at the helm. He is an experienced
rnd accomplished manager. Not an t c
cc-ntric shipped. At one point, when th«
convention scraped on a sandbar ov»r a
rrtj coition advanced by Senator Quay of
Pennsylvania to cut down the represent*
tun of the Southern States In future cot*,
ventions to a basis of votes polled for tl^e
Republican candidate, the lever was re
virfeij and the convention promptly
lacked off, thus avoiding the threatened
shallow by postponing a decision upon the
subject until to-morrow. The, Sout!ie-ri»
delegates, without regard to color, race
or previous condition, are very much in
(SttKd over what they regard afc a bio**'
at chi-ir power in national conventions,
tind the -gTcwl. they emitted to-day inoi
tr.tes that they propose to light !n their
cfort to avert it.
Roosevelt's Popularity.
Again to-day Governor Roosevelt car- ' \
ried eff the honors. His entrance was
the firnal for the roost pronounced
demonstration of the session. It was as
dramatic as that of yesterday and was
practically a repetition of his experience
then. He t-till wore his Rough Rider hat.
Some of his austerity had departed.
With the relaxation of Sir. Hanna's opposi
tion, the Governor realized that he must
succumb. to the inevitable. And he ap
peared, resigned to his 'fate. Only once
did he seem to resent the popular accla
mation*. That was when Senator Wol
cott, who Is one of hie ardent supporters,
pave the crowd an opportunity to chper
him by namir.g him on the committee to
escort Henry Cabot Lodge, the permanent
chairman, to the platform. He made no
effort to conceal the annoyance he felt at
being thus dragged into view.
Senator Lodge, young, brilliant, already
famvus as a echolar. statesman an<i
historian, made a line figure as he de
livered his address as permanent chair
man. His finely poised head, * close
cropped Iron gray beard, delicately chisel
ed fealurea and slender, athletic frame
were clearly outlined as he faced the con
vention. His voice, though resonant, has
B down-East raspiness. but his delivery is
pleasing and forceful and his speech was
th* scholarly, clear-cut effort expected of
him. But it covered the Fame general
ground Senator Wolcott went over yes
terday, and though some of the fine points
elicited applause, as a whole it did not
stir up any great enthusiasm.
Neither did the reading of the platform,
a very strong document, by Senator Fair
banks, and for the same reason. Both Ir*
different forms were epitomes of the rec
ord of the administration upon which the
party will ask the country to return it to
power— a record eloquently placed before
the convention yesterday by Senator
Republican Patriarchs Appear.
The moFt striking- incident of the day
was the appearance on the stage of fifteen
of the survivors *of the original convention
held in Locust street in this city in 1F58.
All the stirring; memories of the exciting
days when the country was on the verge
of the bloody conflict over slavery swelled
up as those old lovers of liberty faced a
new generation, bearing: in their hands
the faded, tattered flag of a generation
that, has passed Into history. Senator
Hati-Jey of Connecticut was the only one
of the fiftf-cn who mill holds a prominent
place upon the stage of the present. The
cheer that went up at the sight of them
shook the building. It arose again more
turoultuously when their Fpokesman an
nounced their unwavering allegiance to
th»" party they had helped to bring forth.
Two hi5toric gavels, one from the tree
under which the immortal Garfield won
his star at the battle of Middle Creek,
Ky.; another made from the wood of the
old Capitol at Providence, R. I., and
adorned with bronze from the hull of the
America's cup defender Columbia, were
presented to the convention during the
day. To-morrow the convention meets at
11 a. m. and its labors probably will be
over before 3 p. m.
Vast Throng Attends.
It was almost 11 o'clock when the ad
vance guard of the preat army of visitors
crossed the Schuylklll and besieged the
doors of the convention hall. It was
thought the renomination of. President
McKinley was to be the event of the day,
and every road led to the Export Exposi
tion building. In street cars, carriages
finfl afoot the people streamed thither.
Through the thirty entrances to the hall
the populace flowed unceasingly, grndu
ally spreading over and blotting out the
great waste of unpainted pine'cnalrs.
As on yesterday, the delegates wero_
slow in nrrivinp. but the -distinguished
quests irera on hand somewhat earlier.
Ex-Pcstmactcr General Gary was eon
pp!cuo:i£ on Uie stage, and in prominent
spats oveflofikirig the delegates' nit sat
Adjutant General Corbin and General
Bates. The vases at the corners of the
Permanent Organization Effected,
Contests Settled and the Plat
form Adopted Without a Jarring
Note to JVlar the Harmony*
Colonel Roosevelt's Every Move
ment the Occasion for a Demon
stration Attesting the Popularity
of the "Strenuous" Governor*
Sets Forth the Splendid Record of
the Present Administration and
the Prosperity Attending the In
cumbency of William McKinley.
Vast Assemblage btirred to iinthu
siasm by Chairman Lodge's
Eloquent Word Picture of the
Achievements of Republicanism.
Continued on Fourth Page.
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