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)J. H. ESTILL. Editor akd Pitopßirroß. ( CALLED 18 fill Only Preliminary Work Accomplished. TARIFF REFORM ON TOP. ffatterson Chairman of the Platform Committee. GIVEN A SILVER GAVEL. The Ticket to be Nominated Before Sundown To-Day. HARMONY AMONG THE HOSTS The Tariff Plank the Only- Bone of Contention. St. Louis, June s. —The committee on resolutions surprised everybody at its meeting this evening by electing Henry Waterson chairman by a voto of 22 to 20. This was due to Mr. Waterson’s personal efforts and indicates his personal weight in the committee as the enthusiastic applause he received in the convention to-day illu strated his personal popularity with the delegates. Late last night at a conference between Representative Scott and Senator Gorman, it was determined that Mr. Gor man should be chosen chairman of the com mittee on resolutions and that in return he should agree to report a tariff plank satis factory to the President and to Mr. Scott, and also the indorsement of their course in the house which the members of the ways and means committee desire and deserve. MR. GORMAN’S IDEA. Mr. Gorman’s idea of the report as given out by him this morning was that the senti ments, if not the statement, cf the tariff plank of 1884 should be reiterated and that a square indorsement of the President’s message and tariff policy, together with an indorsement of the house revenue reform attitude, though the Mills bill need not be indorsed, because it is yet inchoate. This he understood to be acceptable to the Presi dent. MR. SCOTT WAS WON OVER. Mr. Scott thought it all right officially, and also thought it best that Mr. Gorman should report it rather than Mr. Watterson, who “more loyal than the king could not rest content.” He could not approve the proposed tariff plank, nor did he approve the plan to have Mr. Gorman head the committee reporting it, neither did Mr. Morrison, with whom he conferred. So Mr. Watterson spoke to his personal friends on the committee and when the time came was elected chairman by two votes. Mr. Mutchler of Pennsylvania and other tariff reformers voted for Mr. Gorman in pursuance of the Scott-Gorman agreement, together of course with all the protectionists, who are stronger in ability than in number. N.O BAD FEELING. Good feeling prevailed. The election was made unanimous on Mr. Gorman's motion. Mr. Watterson said in his generous way that had the committee known how nearly their views coincided, there would have been no contest, but, nevertheless, both sides were excited by what was an unde niable victory for the extreme tariff re formers. Its first result was to give Mr. Watterson the appointment of the customary sub-committee to draft the platform, instead of Mr. Gorman. Mr. " attorson promptly appointed himself and Senator Turpie of India, ex-Representative A aple of Michigan, Mr. Patterson of Colo rado, Mr. Simms of Misssissippi, Mr. Hell roan of Oregon, pronounced tariff reform ers, and Mr. Gorman and Edward Cooper °f New York, ex-Gov. Leou Abbett of New Jersey, Mr. Burr of Connecticut and Mr. Diamond of Louisiana, who all agree with Mr. Gorman. going orF IN PAIRS. The meeting then adjourned, and Mr. " atterson hurried off with Mr. Morrison, "bile Mr. Gorman sought Mr. Scott. The sub committee,which is to report to the full committee to-morrow morning at 9 o'clock, met to-night at 7 o’clock and proceeded to s *‘e delegates and others in advocacy of the different planks. Mr. Watterson proposes to get the tariff plank ho wants if ho has to t'gbt for it not only in the committee, but 011 the floor of the convention. He is justified in believing that a very largo ma jority of the members of the convention agree with him, rather than with Mr. Gor man, on thiß question. The comparatively faint applause given Mr. Gorman in the convention to-day was a surface indication °f this fact. THE TICKET. A ny lingering doubts in the minds of dele gates aa to the nomination of Cleveland and ‘ burnwn were dispelled by the enthusiasm ahow n for them in the convention to-day. " ben President Cleveland’s name was men* l! “ned Dy Chairman White the whole audience, delegates and spectator*, rose to l “ llr feet aud cheered enthusiastically. Judge Thurman’s name was not mentioned but the red bandanas with which the banners of twenty delegations were deco rated, and the answering bandanas in hun dreds of hands, sooke so eloquently of him as to bring forth round after round of applause. The Gray men stuck a gray hat on their delegation pole and tried to appear steadfast, but the private admissions of the Indiana delegates were so well known that the poor old hat deceived no one. It was so well understood that Gov. Gray’s name was not to be presented to the con vention to-morrow that it did not matter what the Indianians said or did publicly to the contrary. Had it not been for the formalities, Cleveland and Thurman would as certainly have been nominated to-day as they will bo to-morrow. All the other vice presidential candidates have simply been overwhelmed and swept out of sight by the Thurman tidal wave. EFFECT ON THE REPUBLICANS. William L. Scott says their nomination will compel the nomination of Senator Sherman by the republicans, and that while this may give the republicans Ohio, It will give the democrats the Pacific coast and Indiana. Senator Gorman thinks Blaine will be nominated by the republicans. The Blaine men, he thinks, will kill oil Gresham and then kill off each of the other candidates until Blaine’s nomination becomes inevita ble. Both Messrs. Scott and Gorman, like all the leaders, agree that whoever is nomi nated, they will fight desperately this time, and that the victory which they predict for Cleveland and Thurman, will not be lightly won. William H. Barnum is to be continued as chairman of the national committee. Mr. Scott says that while he is willing to go on the national committee he is not willing to take the chairmanship. He says the chair man, whoever he is, will be obliged to make a straightforward fight for tariff reform on the lines laid down by the President Senator Gorman will probably be con tinued as chairman of the executive com mittee of the national committee. FIGHTING IT OUT. The sub-committee on the platform was so interrupted by cheering and passing bands that it did not take up the tariff question until after 10 o’clock. It then re tired to Edward Cooper’s room, and pro ceeded to discuss it hotly. Mr. Gorman insisted that the plan agreed upon by Mr. Scott and himself had the approval of the President. Mr. Watterson insisted that that fact made no difference if it was not acceptable to the Democratic party, and so it went on. Both sides were excited, and inclined to fight to the bitter end, Mr. Watterson announcing that ho would carry his radical plank before the convention, and Mr. Gorman announcing that if such a plank was adopted he would take no part in the campaign. Meanwhile Mr. Scott, after trying in vain to get Mr. Morrison to interfere, went to bed some what depressod. Mr. Morrison -says Mr. Watterson will win in the committtee and in the convention in spite of the efforts of the 1884 plotters. Mr. Scott hopes for an amicable compromise. GEORGIA S COMMITTEEMAN. The Morning- News Highly Compli mented on Its Tariff Stand. St. Louis, June 5. —In the meeting of the Georgia delegation to-day Col. J. H. Estill was elected member of the national com mittee for Georgia. Hon. Patrick Walsh’s name was not even presented. Having sat isfied himself that he would be badly de feated, Mr. Walsh withdrew from the race. Eight votes were cast for F. H. Richardson by way of compliment, though he nominated Col. Estill, and announced that he did not want to be considered a can didate. WUliain L. Scott, Henry Watterson, William P. Morrison and other tariff reform leaders said to the News correspondent to-night that they were pleased to hear that Georgia's views on the tariff question were to be represented on the national committee. This, they said, made CoL Estill’s election peculiarly gratifying to them. They all spoke in the highest terms of the services rendered the cause of tariff reform by the Mobning News. POURING INTO THE HALL. The Pretty Picture That Burst on the View of All Entering. [Btj the Associated Press. 1 St. Louis, June 5. —The Democratic National convention began to gather in the early hours of the morning, although the gavel of Chairman Barnum, of the national committee, was not to announce its opening untilnoou. The trickling stream of humanity which began to run into the big expo sition building as early as 8 o’clock soon grew to a torrent, which surged in and tilled the great nave of the hall to overflow ing, and long before noon JIO.OOO human faces gazed upon the high desk reserved for the presiding ofllcor of the convention, as yet empty, but with Us gleaming white silver gavel, the gift of the Nevada delega tion, full of curious interest for the ex pectant multitude. THE HALL. The noble proportions of the hall struck one at ouce with admiration. It is oblong in shape, relieved upon either side by bal conies reaching back 200 foot, above which, stretching entirely around tbo auditorium, is a broad overhanging gallery. The ample stage reaches from the rear of the chair man’s platform 50 feet to the eust wall of the hall and accom modates 440 of the gathered leaders and fathers of the national democracy, who thus are enabled to look over the officers, del taic* and spectators. The decorations are simple, but effective. The singe is hung with red, white and blue bunting, relieved by festoons and borders of evergreens. Upon a pedestal on the right of the en trance of the stage stands a bust of Presi dent t levelaud, and susponded upon the face of the gallery above the stage, heavily framed in gilt, is a large portrait of the Pres dent. On either side are similar portraits of Cleveland, Hancock, Tilden, Hendricks ami Ex-Gov. Marmaduke of Missouri. FESTOONED PILLARS. The balcony and gallery pillars and the face of the long winding gallories and the fronts of the balconies are profusely deco rated with American flags in alternate large and short festoons, caught up with large red, white and blue rosettes, hes toons of American flags and red. white and blue bunting hang from the open wood work supporting the roof. The high, grace ful pillars which support the rafters are SAVANNAH. GA., WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6, 1888. bound with encircling garlands and ropes of evergreens. Bending gracefully from the capitals of the columns which uphold the gallery are dropping branches of cedar pine, and upon the faces of the columns above liang bannerettes bearing the arms of the states of the union. In the background along the hall is a more elaborate attempt at decora tion. The Pierce statue cf Washington on horseback appears framed in festoon of large American flags, which are caught in the center of the fruns above the hoad of the statue by the American shiold, sur mounted by the American eagle with wide spread pinions, grasping in his talons a sheaf of green wheat. The statue, which has the appearance of .marble, is highly re lieved by a background of rich brown plush silk-draped curtains. A STRIKING EFFECT. The hall is amply lighted in the day time by a long skylight in tbo roof, and at night by 450 Heisler and hi JO Edison incandescent electric lames. Avery striking effect is produced in the gallery above the stage, in full sightof the delegates and spectators, by an enormous shaded drawing of the Capitol at Washington. From the east the illusion is about perfect, and the striking picture, 60 feet long and 28 feet from the base to the cap of the goddess of liberty at the summit of the dome, is the crowning feature of the decoration of the hall. The delegates’ seats are arranged entirely across the nave of ihe hall, and stretch 90 feet in iront of the platform. They are arranged with two aisles and in alphabetical order, beginning with the Alabama delega tion at the extreme right front, and ending with tiio Wisconsin delegation at the ex treme left front. Tiie large Now York dele gation is nearly in the center, 'the Penn sylvania delegation is two-thirds of the dis tance back on the left hand row of seats. The Ohio delegation is in the extreme south east corner. ENTRY OF THE DELEGATES. One Face Missing From the Demo cratic Picture Gallery. St. Louis, Mo., June s.— As the conven tion gathered a full brass band of sixty pieces, stationed in the west gallery, filled the hall with martial strains and popular operatic airs. The delegates came stragg ling in, generally by delegations, and there was some confusion in seating teem in accord ance with tiie plan arranged, but nobody appeared to be in a hurry, and everybody was good-natured. As noon approached the vast, audience watched each newcomer to catch a familiar face. A eneer rose whenever a prominent figure was recognized. Those in the ball who could read the rather dim inscriptions beneath the portraits on the face of the east gal lery railing, repeated the epigrams to their next neighbors, who passed them on, and soon as the curiosity of the entire audience was satisfied. Beneath President Cleveland’s portrait is the familiar quota tion from the President’s message: “It is a condition, not a theory that confronts us.” Under the Tilden portrait is the motto: “Let there be peace and fraternity through out the land.” Beneath that of ex-Vice President Hen dricks was: “The necessity of war cannot be pleaded in time of peace.” Beneath the Hancock portrait is written the following quotation from his letter of acceptance: “The great principles of liberty are the inheritance of the people.” A MISSING FACE. It was at once noticed by the delegates as they noted these familiar Democratic faces and equally familiar and historical Demo cratic sentiments, that there was a conspic uous absence of one man’s face in c iis Dem ocratic portrait gallery. The portraits of every Democratic national candidate since and including 1876, except thftt of ex-Gov. English of Indiana, who was on the ticket with Gon. Hancock in 1880. is denied the eyes of the convention, and the place which it would appear should bo filled by ex- Gov. English’s portrait is occupied by that of ex-Gov. Marmaduke of Missouri. Some one came in and passing down the stage placed an immense basket of roses on the stand at the right of the chairman’s desk, which was as yet unoccupied. The inci dent provoked a cheer. A noticeable incident of the demonstra tion of approval, as the hour of,the opening of the convention approached, was the flutter of handkerchiefs and waving cf fans by the ladies who filled a double row of luges arranged along the front of the two galleries, which had been given up almost exclusively to women, whoso bright attire and pretty faces lent an additional attrac tion to the convention ensemble. EMBLAZONED BANNERS. The visiting clubs with emblazonel ban ners came in late, but as each well-known organization was recognized, it was greeted with cheers. The Tammany Hall braves were among the first to appear, followed closely by the New York county democracy and a local St. Louis organization. The Randall club, with its gorgeous black and gold banner, and led by “Squire” Will iam McMullen, the hero of seven national conventions, marched in proudly and was generously applauded. The fir-t of the great national Democratic figures to appear ampng the delegates was the tall form of the senior senator from Indiana, Daniel W. Voorhees, and he was at once recognized and cheered to the echo. BUFFALO'S CLEVELAND CLUB. The Entry of the Organization Greeted With Great nnthuslasm. St. Louis, Mo., June s.—The Cleveland democracy of Buffalo, with a full brass band playing “Dixie,” marched into the gallery, and created something of a sensa tion, the convention bursting into applause and cheers, which continued until the club haul made a circuit of the gallery and was seated. The club’s crimson banner, with its conspicuous gold letters inscribing the President’s name, became at once one of the most conspicuous and popular ornaments in the h ill. Every member of the club wearsa high hat and Cleveland badge. While this club was entbu3ing the convention, Hon. Stephen M. Wnite of Columbia, who was to l>e temporary chairman, stepped into his seat quietly, very few persons in the hall recog lizin’g him. Mr. White is a man of strong ph.siqus, stoutly built, and of me dium night, with a lull brown beard. While he was shaking hands with the California delegates, the Cleveland club parade came to all end, and the standard bearer planted his tanner directly in front of the great picture of the capttol in the east gallery, a significant incident, which redoubled the cheers from the throng in the nave of the ball below. CHAIRMAN BARNUM’S ENTRT. Chairman Barnum of the national com mittee appeared at this moment upon the platform, and was instantly recognized amid general applause. Cries of Barnum wore heard all over the hall. The Hendricks club of Indianapolis in creased the volume of cheering as it marched up to the east gallery and placed its banner by the side of the Cleveland club's banner. Chairman Barnum looked up to see what was goiug.ou above him, end when he caugut sight of the two friendly banners nodded approval. Congressman Scott, his face wreathed in smiles, as though everything bad been arranged to his satisfaction, entered at the tiead of the Pennsylvania delegation and looked up at the gathered faces of the democracy upon the stage assuriugly. Sev eral of them nodded to him, aid as the Keystone delegates passed on to their seats Mr. Scott stopped in front of the secretary’s staud and held a brief consultation with some friends. WATTERBON’S BULGING POCKET. Closely following upon Mr. Scott's heels, Henry Watterson,of the Louisville Cnurier ,/oumaZ, entered with bis coot tail pocket bulging out suspiciously, suggesting a man uscript copy of the platform which it is said he was preparing. He stopped to say a word ii Mr. Scott's ear, and pas-e.l quietly on to his seat. At noon all of the delegations had arrived at the hall, except those from New' York and Missouri. The absence of the New York delegates made a large enp in the center of the space reserved for delegates, and the convention waited with mingled feelings of curiosity and patience for the appearance of the Empire state’s representatives. ENTRY OF THE NEW YORKERS. They finally came in, headed by ex-Mayor Grace of Now York city. Conspicuous as it marched to its place, with the eyes of the convention set upon him, was the dist in guished figure of Daniel Dougherty, who was to place President Cleveland in nomi nation, and ho was cheered. UP WITH THE RED BANDANA. At this moment a California delegate mounted a chair and, unfurling a red hand kerchief, placed it upon the banner pole of the delegation. This was the signal for the appearance of hundreds of “the old Roman’s” standards, and in almost an in stant the banner poles of Pennsylvania. Wisconsin, Nebraska. West Virginia, Flori da, Utah, New Mexico, Ohio, New Hamp shire, New Jersey, Delaware, Oregon aud Nevada wore decorated with red handker chiefs, and from the gallery balconies and nave of the hall proper red bandanas waved all over the auditorium. A cheer burst from a thousand throats in the gallerias, which was caught up by the con vention and grew in volume until the blare of the band trumpets and the noise of the bass drum was drowned in the greater volume of the convention’s full throated voice. While this flare up of enthusiasm was in progress someone hoisted a high gray hat upon the pole of Indiana and the advocates of Gov. Gray joined in the shouting. Chairman Barnum, who had advanced to the high desk on the platform, waited for the cheers to subside to call the convention to order. called to order. A Stroke of the Chairman’s Gavel Silences the Assemblage. St. Louis, Mo., June s.—At 12:35 o’clock the vast assemblage was silenced by a stroke from the gavel of Chairman Barnum and the Democratic convention of 1888 was formally in session. The chairman introduced Bishop J. B. Granbery of St. Louis, who opened th 9 pro ceedings with prayer. He rendered devout thanks for the many benefits which this country had received from the bands of Providence, prayed for a continuance of those bounties and called down the diviue blessing upon the President and all those in authority. The chair then stated that, acting under the authority conferred on him by the National Democratic committee, lie would present to the convention the names of the persons selected by the committee to pre side over and officer the temporary organi zation of the convention. GREETED WITH CHEERS. The name of S. M. White of California was read as temporary chairman, and the convention groetedit with cheers, as it also greeted the name of F. O. Prince of Massa chusetts as secretary. Tiie reading of tiie list of officers having been concluded, the choice of the committee was ratified by a unanimous vote of the convention. The chair appointed A. P. Gorman of Maryland, C. S. Brice of Ohio, and F. W. Dawson of South Carolina, as a committee to conduct Mr. White to the platform. Having taken the chair the new presiding officer was greet' and with another round of applause and cheers. Mr. Whito then ad dressed the convention. Although Mr. White had requested by way of preface that during the delivery of his speech the convention should preserve silence, he was frequently interrupted by applause, and once or twice was compelled to stop until the applause had died away. He spoke with distinctness and could be heard all over the hall. CHEERS FOR CLEVELAND. When he mentioned the name of Presi dent Cleveland, the convention arose to its feet, and with wavi g hats and fluttering handkerchiefs cheered for several seconds. A mention of tariff reform was also cheered, and at the close of his address the speaker was generously applauded. Curiously enough, references in the speech to ex-Gov. Tilden failed to arouse any marked enthu siasm, and none of the New York delegation applauded the mention of that once inspir ing name. At the conclusion of Mr. White’s speech, Gov. Green of New Jersey offered a resolu tion adopting the rules of the preceding convention as the rules of the present con vention, subject to the following modifica tions: “That in voting for candidates for President and vice president no state shall be allowed to change its vote until the roll call of states has been made and every state has cost its vote.” The resolution was adopted, after a point of outer rai ed by Mr. Schee waiter of Missouri, that it was not in order until a report had been ma le by the committee on credentials, which had been overruled by the chair. PRESENTED WITH A SILVER GAVEL. Then Thomas M. Patterson of Missouri rose, and craving the indulgence of the convention in behalf of the state of Colo rado. presented to the convention a gavel manufactured of Colorado silver, richly chased and burnished. It was, he said, a modest offering from the younger mem or of the federal union to that party which had restored silver to that high plane from which it had been degraded bv the congressional conspiracy of 1873, arid wnich lmd ever since remained its constant eh'impion. Let the announcement lie made throughout the civilized world by the sil very tongue of a second and unanimous nomination of the people’s choice for Presi dent, Grover Cleveland. [Loud Applause.] Chairman White, in accepting Ihe gavel, pleasantly remarked that a* far as the gavel would do it the convention would have to be ruled by silver. [Applause.] CHAIRMAN WHITE'S BPEECH. An Out and Out Avowal in Favor of the Tariff Reform Policy. St. Louis, June s.—Following are ex tract* from the speech of Temporary Chair man White: Gentlemen of the Convention: Profoundly grateful for the distinction Just conferred upon me, I am, nevertheless, conscious that 1 have itee'ii chosen for this position because of your appreciation of that important section of our common country whence I come. I can assure you that those who I Ib part represent, will re gard with satisfaction the recognition which they have Just received, not because of any uncommon ability or influence of mine, but for the reason that this is the only occasion in the history of our national conventions on which the Pacific slope has l>oen accorded such au honor. California was acquired, under Democratic rule and it became a commonwealth under Democratic auspices. It is, therefore, fitting that the bestowal of this favor should emanate from an organisation whose patriot ism and courage gave her to the American union and that the party should be the first to press forward with parental fondness the chil dren of those who knocked and did not knock in vain for admission to the privileges of state hood. 1 congratulate you, not merely as democrats, but as American citizens, on the encouraging circumstances which attend the inauguration of our proceedings. For the first time for a period covering more than a quarter of a century the Democratic National conven tion sits while the affairs of the government are conducted by a Democratic administration. A DI&PBOVEN CLAIM. Unto the late presidential election the Re publican party declared that Democratic suc cess meant national ruin, and that whatever might i/e said of the crimes and transactions of those then in authority, yet to no other keeping could the welfare of the United States be safely confided. This doctrine was repudiated at tbs polls, an<i the experience of four years has demonstrated that these assertions and charges wore unwarranted anti that the people were right in demanding and compelling a radical change. The platform of principles Adopted at our last national convention prescribed with accu racy the rules of conduct which should control covermental action. Grover Cleveland was selected by that convention as a man whose firmness, ability, integrity and statesmanlike qualities pre-eminently fitted him to undertake the task of carrying out the great reforms thus suggested by the organization to whoso tenets he had ever been ready to yield compliance. No public servant ever responded to the call of duty more fully or in better faith t han our hon ored President. Unostentatious in the discharge of his trust, he has never failed to apply to public affairs those sound business maxims, the ob servance of which is oven more necessary in public than in private station. For years it lias been generally conceded that it was neces sary to reform the tariff. The existing law on the subject had been called into being during the excitement, and because of the exigencies of war ALL PROMISES FULFILLED. The present administration bus redeemed the prom isos made by the Democratic convention of 18S4. It has sought to relievo the burdens of the people and to reduce the revenue so as to prevent undue accumulation in the treasury, and has at the same time taken the requisite steps to foster and protect domestic industries. If the tariff has not lieen modified, it is l>ccause of Republican obstruction. The existence of an enormous surplus in the treasury threaten the industries of the country, is a constant source of injury to the consumer and men of moderate means, who find it diffic Jt to obtain monetary assistance beoause of the withdrawal of a largo portion of the circulating medium. This unfor tunate situation is directly attribut able to the policy f the Republican party, whose aim Ims ever been to encourage monopolies ami to ignore the interests of the masses. He contrasted the policy of the present with the preceding administrations up<>n the ques tion of public lands and Chinese immigration, and saying that time did not permit of extended enumerations of the sins of the republicans and virtues of the democracy. He paid an eloquent tribute to ax-Gov. Tildeu and closed by saving that the honest, intelligent elector whoso judg ment is untainted by prejudice, is prepared to again intrust this government to the Demo cratic party. That that party has accomplished so much, notwithstanding the continued oppo sition of its foes, is ample evidence that during the next four years its policy will ie finally and completely adopted. The com ing contest will result in the triumph of the Democracy. The nominees of this convention will be chosen of the people, and if we do our duty the Republican party will henceforward be unable to retard the progress of our country. MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEES. The Men Chosen to Represent Each of the States. St. Louis. June 5. —The chair then recog nized Senator Gorman of Maryland, who presented a resolution providing that the roll of states be called, and that each state name its member of the committee on credentials, its member of the committee on permanent organization, and its member of the committee on resolutions; and that all resolutions relating to the platform be re ferred to the committee on resolutions. The resolution was adopted, and the states proceeded to make the following appoint ments . Alabama— Chairman, E. W’ Pettus; seero tarv. Leopold Strauss; national committee, H. C. Hem pie. Arkansas—National committeeman, Henry D. Clayton; committee on resolutions, W. T Terry; credentials. A. S. Morgan; organization, B. F. Duval. California—Chairman, Charles W. Schmitt; committee on resolutions, Clay W. Taylor; ere dent mis, Joseph Clark; organization, Hobart Cossnor; committeeman, M. F. Tarpey. Colorado—Chairman, Thomas M. Patterson; secretary, T. B. Rvan; resolutions, Thomas M. Patterson; credentials, Dr. W. H. Lockrell; organization, K. A. Ballard; committeeman, C. S. Thomas. Connecticut—Chairman, James I*. Piggott; secretary, W. Henry A. Bishop; resolutions, Al fred E. Bird: credentials, Clinton B. Davis; or ganization, Henry A. Bishop; committeeman, William H. Barnurn. Delaware -Chairman, E. It. Cochran; secre tary, W. A. C, Hardcastle: resolutions, W. F. Causey; credentials, W. H. Htv**ns; organiza tion, C. J. Harrington; committeeman, not chosen. Florida—National committeeman, Bamuel Pascoe; committee on resolutions, Andrew Johnson; credentials, John F. Dunn; permanent organization, \V. F. Whit ledge. Georgia -Chairman, Pope Harrow; secretary, B. I>. Evans; resolutions, f. G. dußignon; credentials, H D. I) Twiggs; organization, J. L. Sweat; committeeman, John fI. Estill. Illinois—Chairman. William R Morrison; secretary, Francis A. Hoff man,Jr.; resolutions, N. K. Worthington; credentials, James W. Patton; organization, Thomas M. Thornton; committee man, E. M. Ph lps. Indiana—Chairman, John G. Franklin; secre tary, J. O. Henderson: vice president national convention. John H. Bass; resolutions, David Turple; credentials, Defoe Skinner; organize tion, O. O. Htealy; committeeman, H. P. Sneerin. lowa Chairman, W. H. M. Pusev; secretary. A E. Morrison; resolutions, F. w. fydiman; credentials. 8. S. Carrutbers; organization, L. L Ainsworth; committeeman, J. J. Richardson. Kansas < nairman, Edward Carroll; secre tary. c. A. Follett; resolutions, J. E. Ix>we; credentials, A. A. Harris; organization. A. Mathewson; committeeman, W. C Blair. Kentucky—-Chairman, James A. McKenzie; secretary, Urey Woodson; resolutions, Henry Wat tenon; erode nUals. Robert Kiddle; organi zation. J. B. Castle man; committeeman, H. D. McHenry. „ _ __ _ Louisiana—Chairman, 8, D. McEnerv; secre tary. Henry McCall; resolutions, John byrnond; credentials. It. C. Davey; organization, Andrew Price; committeeman, James Jelfrejs. Maioe—Chairman, E. C. Allen, secretary, J H Montgomery; resolutions, A. W. Madigan; credentials. L. A. Stevens; organization, Pay sou Tucker; committeeman, Arthur Sewell, Massachusetts Chairman, John W. Corcoran; secretary, A B. Alger; resolutions, J W Cun ningham; credentials, Patrick McGuire; organ ization. Quincy A Town#; committeeman, Charles D Lewis. _ fA , Maryland - Chairman, Albert Ritchie; secre tary A. Charles Burke; resolutions, A. P Gor man; credentials, W. L. Bidlss; organization, James B. Brown; committoman, not chosen. Michigan Chairman, Byron 0. stout; secre tary, K. C. Fleming; resolutions, George M. Yaples; credentials, F. O. Parkhurst; organ! zstion. Charles R Whitman; oommitteman, O. M. Barnes. Minnesota Chairman, P. B. Winston; eecre tarv. K. C. Stringer; resolutions, E. C. Stringer; credentials. 1) W. Mayo; organisation, T. T. Hudson; committeeman, to be selected. Mississippi—Chairman, W. T. Martin; secre tary. C. M.williams;resolntions,W. H. Hemmes; credentials, h. F. Fox; organization, 8. H. Cull* vsr; committeeman. C. A Johnson. Nebraska—Chairman, James A. Creighton; secretary, John ileagau; resolution!, James E. North; credentials, u. W. Cook; organization. Tobia* Castor; committeeman, James E. Boyd. Nevada—Chai man, J. W. Dorsey; resolutions, 31. B. Caraghan: credentials. J. G. Fair. Jr.; or ganization. George E. Arnst; committeeman, K P. Keating. New Hampshire —Chairman, Frank Jones; secretary, M B, Sullivan; resolutions, J. C Moore; credentials, W. S. Ladd; organization, Daniel Connor; committeeman, A. W. Sulloway. New Jersey—Chairman, R S. Green; seere tary, W. li, ilousley; resolutions, Leon Abbott; credentials, P. B. Baker; organization, G. D. IV. Vrnom eommlttoemau. Miles Ross, New Yon. Chairman. Roswell P. Flower; secretary, Thomas K. Gilroy: resolutions, Ed ward Cooper; credentials. John Larkins: or ganization. Mayor Chapin of Brooklyn; com mitteeman, Herman Oelrichs. North Carolina—Chairman. Julian S. Carr; secretary, Charles S. Vance; resolutions, Rich ard Battle; credentials, W. C Bowen; organi zation, W. C. Smith; committeeman, M. W. Ransom. Ohio- Chairman, Thomas E. Powell; secre tary. Robert B. Lee; resolutions, L. T. Neal; credentials, P. J. Sorg; organization, A. W Matthews; committeeman, 0. S. Bryce. Oregon rhotrmaii, .1 K. Kelly; Secretary, Napoleon Davis; resolutions, M. S Heilman; credentials, W. J. Cowan; organization, John Lee; committeeman. A. Noltner. Pennsylvania-Chairman, Charles E. Boyle; secretary. .1 P. Srnsendorfor; resolutions, William Mutehlor; credentials, John 11. Orris; organization, LewisC. Cassidy; couiniittoemaii, not chosen. Rhode Island Chairman. Isaac Bell, Jr.; sec retary, \Y. J. Pierce; resolutions, Joseph H. Melcalf; credentials, Charles II Page; organi zation. F. L O’Reilly; committeeman. J. B. Barnelly. South Carolina Chairman, F. W. Dawson; secretary, G. S. Graham; resolutions, John T. Sloan; credentials, C. A. Wood; organization, J. P. Coggins; committeeman, E. W. Dawson. Tennessee -Chairman, John C. Brown; secre tary, H. II lngersoll; resolutions, Litard 'Thomp son; credentials, E P. McQueen; organization, J. It. Goodw in; committeeman. It. I’. Dovey. Texas chairman. J. W. Throckmorton; sec retary, W C. Connor; resolutions, George (’lark; credentials, John Book bout; organiza tion. Horace Chilton; committeeman, 0. T. Holt. Vermont—Chairman, W. H. Bingham; secre tary, George W. Smith; resolutions, John H. Sealer; credentials, Alexander Cochran; organi zation. J. D. Hanrahau; committeeman, Hiram Watkins. Virginia Chairman. E. Houston; secretary, W. W. Scott; resolutions, P. W. McKinney; credentials. It. 0. Marshall; organization, J. W liaylett; committeeman, John S Harbour. Wisconsin Chairman, tl M. Woodward; sec retary, T K Frawlev; resolutions, W. 11 boa man; credentials, S. V. Dickinson; organization, S. W. lsimeroux; committeeman. J. L. Mitchell. West Virginia Chairman. .1 B. Jackson; sec retary. J, A. Neighbort; resolutions. W Mala ban; credentials. C. W. Daily; organization, J, B. Bassil; committeeman, William Clements. The following is organization of the ter ritories. The committeemen have not yet been announced: Arizona Credentials, GeorgeG. Itorry;organ izatlon, George G. Berry; resolutions, J. C. Herndon. Dakota Credentials. A. N. Bangs; organiza tion, A. N. Bangs; resolutions, P. J. Walsh. District o. Columbia -Credentials, William Dickson;organization, William Dlcksou; resolu tions, Lawrence Gardner. Idaho—Credentials, John M. Slmoott; organi zation, R. 8. Harvey; resolutions, R. 8. Harvey. Wyoming Credentials, L. Kabis; permanent organization, J. R. Dixon; resolutions, J. R. Dixon. Washington Credentials, Steward Rice; permanent organization, J. J. Brown; resolu tions, J. J. Brown. Utah—Credentials, Robert 0 Chamber*; per manent organization, Robert C. Chambers; resolutions, P. L. Williams. Montana Credentials. A. J. Davidson; reso lutions, Martin Magiunis Now Mexico—Credentials, Rafael Roner; permonent organlxation, William B. Childers; resolutions, William B. Childers. POPULAR LEADERS. When the name of David Turpie of Indiana was called to represent that state upon the committee on resolutions there wus a burst of applause, which was, how ever. eclipsed by the cheers which greeted the selection of Henry Watterson to the same committee by tho state of Kentucky; nor was A. P. Gorman forgotten by the assemblage, and the mention of his name was vigorously applauded. Mr. O’Brien of Minuessota. said that as there was a contest in the Dakota delega tion, the only contest before the convention, he would move that tiie Dakota delegat'>s ho excluded from any participation in tho convention’s proceedings until the report of tho credentials committee is made and acted upon. The proposition was adopted without opposition. The clmir then announced that each of the three committees just constituted would meet at 5 o’clock—the committee on oreden tials atid tho committee ou permanent organization in the convention hall, and the committee on resolutions in the grand parlor of the Sontlv rn hotel. to nominate to-day. Roswell U. Flower of New York rose to offer a resolution, and was received with applause. His resolution was to the effect that when tiie convention takes a recess to day, it be to meet ut noon to-morrow. Mr. Abbott, offered an amendment fixing the hour at 10 o’clock. Ho wanted, he said, to see tho Democratic ticket nominated to morrow, and not on the third day. The amendment was accepted by Mr. Flower, and the resolution as amended was agreed to. The convention then, on motion of Mr. Flower, at 2 o’clock took a recess until 10 o’clock to-morrow morning. TEMPORARY OFFICERS. A Correct List of the Men who are Doing the Hard Work. St. Louis, June s.— Following fa a cor rected list of the temporary officers: Chairman —Stephen M. White of Cali fornia. Temporary Secretary—Frederick O. Prince of Massachusetts. Assistant Secretaries—Alfred Orendorff of Illinois, W L. Scott of Pennsylvania, T. K. Barrett of St. Louis, Leopold Strauss of Alabama, O. M. Hall of Minnesota, John Triplett of Georgia, L. T. Rowley of Michi gan, Oliver Newell of Colorado, T. J. Tin gle of Missouri, T. L. Merrill of Nebraska. Reading Secretary—Thomas Pettitt, of the House of Representative*. Assistant Reading Clerks—Michael T. Barrett of New Jersey, T. O. Walker of lowa, R. H. Henry of Mississippi, John W. Kerr of Indiana, J. P. Carr of Mbsouri, E. D. Sawyer arid W illiarn P. Bentley of Mis souri. I HHcial Stenographer—Edward B. Dick inson of New Jersey. H-rgeant-at-Arms Richard J. Bright. Chief Doorkeeper—Daniel Able of St. Louis. PERMANENT ORGANIZATION. Action of the Committee That Has the Matter In Charge. St. Louis, June 5. —The committee on organization proceeded first with it* own organization. L. B. Cassidy of Pennsylva nia was made chairman, and John B. Cas tlernan, secretary. The nomination of Go i. Patrick Collins of Massachusetts as norma nent president was made by Dr. Hanrn ban of Vermont. Mr. Castleman of Kentucky seconded Gen. Collins’ name, aud he was selected unanimously for recommendation to tho con veition. H. H. lngersoll was selected without op position for tbo convention’s permanent secretary. Mr. Prince, tho temporary secretary, and all ids assist,unts, were retained for the per inanent organization as Mr. Ingersoll’s helpers. Toe rule* of the last National Democratic convention, with the addition that during tiie roll call no state buving once voted shall be allowed to change its vote until all the other states have voted, was also adopted. j PRICE 810 A YEAR. I 1 ICKNT3 A COPY, f The committee will hold a meeting to morrow morning to put it* action into formal shape for the convention. UNUNIFORMED CLUBS. The Lively Deba e Caused by the Mo tion to Admit Them. Bt. Louis, June 5.—A good deal of feel ing was developed in ttie convention this afternoon shortly before the adjournment by a resolution offered by an lowa delegate that during the recess of the convention the halt bo oiienod for tho inspection of visiting clubs. An Ohio delegate moved to amend by in structing the sergeant at-arms to inviteand find seats in the convention for every uni formed democratic club which comes from other states. [Applause.] Upon tho motion of an Arkansas delegate, the whole matter was referred to the national committee, but iu the discussion which the resolution pro voked, an Ohio man said: “There are, I understand, uniformed democratic clubs here from ton or twelve states. Those of us who are delegates are obliged to the people of St Louis for their princely hospitality, and I think these clubs ought to be permitted to have a s at, in this convention during the deliberations of this body. [Loud cheers.] 1 understand that upon yesterday 4000 tickets were dis tributed to members of tho chamber of commerce of this oil y. They ought to have been distributed to the democratic clubs who are hero from Uhiengo, Cincinnati and Now York, [L ml cheers and cries of good.] I therefore insist that *we owe it to those democratic clubs to extend to them t e courtesy of this convention." It was manifest that there was a large measure of sympathy witli tho proposition to invite the cl l iiis to seats in tho convention, but a Missouri delegate rose and stated that 2,000 tickets had lieon is sued to these uniformed visiting clulis, and that no Hiioli number as had been stated had been given to the chamber of commerce: that the hall was already crowded to its full capacity, mid the proposition was imprac ticable. Tho matter was then referred as stated. WATTERSON ON THE TARIFF. Outspoken Opposition to the Proposal to Straddle. St. Louis, June s. —There is a plan, and one backed by very influential party lead ers, to limply realllrin tho tariff plank of 1884 and omit all reference to tho Presi dent’s message. Henry Watterson, who is chairman of the committee on resolutions, said of tiie scheme: “The old enemy of revenue reform, in anew disguise, is on the ground as tireless and sleopless and expert os ever In Ids purpose to confuse tiie demo cratic counsels and to play into the hands of protectionism. At Chicago the party was taken by surprise because the work of packing the platform committee had pro ceeded in darkness. It was then only partially successful. Ih 1 ipe that at St. Louis the rule of ‘forewarned is forearmed’ will hold good and that the present movement to betray the party in tiie interest of protection will not succeed at all.” HOW THEY CAN BE DISTINGUISHED. “How do you think the true and false on this question can bn distinguished?” “ When you hear a man talking about the readoption of the tariff plank of 1884, set him down nt once ns au enemy of revenue reform. That plunk was adopted after two days and nights of wrangling to meet the emergency which trie revenue reformers fully realized. They knew that, tiie nomination of Blaine had changed the issue of the cam paign from one of doctrine to one of char acter, and they entcr-jd 'he platform com mitted prepared to make every nee Ifut sac rifice short of principle Itself. They met there a body of select men who had been artfully picked for a single purpose, and fed on profuse promises of one sort or an other. That single pur|Kise was tho con struction of a tariff plunk which they could claim as u victory for projection imd de feat for revenue reform, and with the aid of Ben Butler, they did compel the con struction of a plank which the country ac cepted as a straddle. COULDN’T ASK MORE NOW. “They could ask nothing better ai this time than the readop ion of this straddle, but its readoption would uot only fly in the face of the President’s message and make the withdrawal of the Mills bill a necessity, abandoning all the ground we have gained in tho lu,t four years, and particularly the last six months but it would send every true revenue reformer home sick at heart, delight the Republicans and disgust all honest men. It is the tricky device of a inure corporal’s guard composed of men largely and personally interested in high tariff taxes who are making their last struggle to obstruct re form. But we should give the principles of the message and the purpose of those in congress who have supported it so ably and so bravely, a ringing indorsement. We should leave nothing to conjecture. We should tolerate no straddles. W nether we like it or not we shall have to face the music of the President’s making, and we ought to face it like men of sincerity and honor who are not afraid of their convic tions and have the courage to maintain them." HOW WATTKHSON WON. The Vote In Detail of the State* In the Committee. St. Louis, June 6.— -The committee on resolutions met in secret session at 5 o'clock this afternoon in the parlors of the National Democratic committee at tlie Southern hotel. The committee was called to order by Edward Cooper, of Nw York. Tlie names of Henry Witter-,on of Ken tucky, and Senator A. I’. Gorman of Mary land, wore put in nomination for the chair manship, and the result was tlie election of the former upon tne llrst ballot by a vote of 22 to 20, four members not voting. At the suggestion of Mr, Gorman, Mr. VVatter sou's nomination wa- made unanimous. The following was the vote by s.ates and territories: _ Walters* m—A labairia, Colorado, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois. Indiana. lowa, Kansas, Mary land Massachusetts, Miehigan. Minnesota. Mis sissippi New Jersey, Oregon, Khode Island, Houth Carolina. Tennessee, Texas, Wisconsin, New Mexico and blah 'MI Gorman Arkansas, California. Connecticut, Kentucky, Ikiihsiana, Maine, Missouri, Ne iiraska, New Hampshire. New York, North Carolina. Ohio. Pennsylvania, Vermont, Vir ginia, Weal Virginia, Arizona, District of Co lumbia, Wyoming und Idaho—Bo. The oommitteoimm fr in Florida, Nevada, Montana and Wa.hington Territory were not present or refrained from voting. The session was baef and harmonious throughout As the doors weie opened many promi nent gentlemen who had beeu anxiously waiting the results thronged about Mr. Wattemou and offered hearty congratula tions. To-uight the only feature of genuine in terest is the deliberations of the committee on resolution*. More real political effort has been put forth on the composition of thts committee than for the vice presidency itself, or, indeed, any other work before the convention. Monday morning Henator Gor man aiul Congressman Scott had reached an understanding concerning tbs tariff plank.