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NVOL. x V. MN NIN (3 C.. WED)NESDAY, JULY 1, 1900- O1
Meet in Nai n t C: nvent!cn in
Kansas Cluy July 4.
Manifested by the Twenty-five
Thousand Pe-pie Who Crowd
in the Ha!l to Witness
the Proceedirgs.
Amid scene s of tu-- u"tuous enthusi
asm bifltting such an event and auch a
a cay the NatioDnsl D:uervio Corven
tion began its sessions at Ka:sas City,
Mo., on last Wedf-:dLy, July 4, the
ustal day of the Republic. It was an
insp-h-ing szene that Chairxn Jones
looked out urnc when at roon, after
beatirg a tattc with Ii. gavI he stilled
the tumult and decLred the corve-ntion
open. About Limn Are fully 25.00-0
people, ri.ing tier on tia like .n? spee
tators in some va-t coliseum awaitigl
the appearance of :he delegatcs of the
party, while on either tide streteced.
away the rows of de-ks acormmodating
represertatives (.f the Ircss fr m (cry
section of the country.
It was clearly not a gatherizc alcne
of wea!-h ard fashin. The bronzd
faces of many of the men, their co3rse
shirts, collarless &nd sca3fles, Ma:kCd
them as from the soil With hardly an
exiption they teok (f their coats and
sat shirtsleeved ard democratic. Many
of the women were in eambric and
gicghams, rather than in tumxtr siLks
anc laces, and the sorgeous costumes
and picture hats were In vads ot .iuller
bue. It was a gathering rene tie ICes
inspired with the , atritic s; itit of the
day, which feu:d co-s-ant <pres-io
in wild hurrahs ,t every !und of
"Dixie" or "A merica."
Er!y the crowds began to turn to
ward convention hall and the appioaches
to the vast cdifiee were f!!ed with an
eager and <xeIted tLrorg, surging to
ward thc may entrances, and eeking
to eamn carly admission to the building.
Wth them came bat ds, marching clubs
and drum corps. and to the confusion
of the crash and hurrah vrss added the
constant crark, boom, izz of booms and
crackers as the convention cnthusiasts
and the small boy vied vith each other
in celebrating the day.
The convention hall itself at first
glance, !coks crUde and impeifeet, but
this is only in its External ornamenta
tion of cornice and coi*n. The sub
stantial elements of the structure are
omplete, ready to give delegates and
a legion of onlookers one of the most
perfect convention hails ever offered to
the gathering of a gr.eat party. The
Stars and Stripes soap preudly frem a
hundred staffs along the gable and at
intervals suirounding thi entire build
There are huLdadc of these fligs top
ping the structure, gt::g an idea of its
astnets 34U feet ietg and 198 feet
wie. Only Friday t n army of men
were busily remon .; the debris
nd they have succ dad so well that
there is not a yesug~e r ii nitg- Squads
of policemen were early en the ground,
keeping back the crowds and mgatain
ing quiet. There was niule disc rccr,
howver, for the crowds were g.:od na
tured and their pauiietism was tema
pered with discretion. It was neee
able that a very coansiderable portion c-f
the gatht ring throngs wete made up o
WOne n, who pronited by the warm aa
to rut on their gayes rainneor, thns
addig another ekn~tt ot coworan
beauty to the biaza cf tuinuaeg every
where apparent.
The interior of the buidiwg present
ed a gergeous spectacle of edior, alhke a
tribute to the patnicue sentiment of the
day and to the party ab ut to assemble
in convenien. The eisposal of flags,
bunting and shields is quite cfecuive,
but here and there is too great spread
and tangle of steel to be subdued by
patrioic devtees. The great steel roof,
supported by massive girders is par 1y
obcurd by fl.gs looped into rosetnes.
The same seh-.me of fig resettes makes
a rim of color for the Lallerv 40) feet
above, sweeping enti:eiy around the
hall. Lower down, the irout ot anoth
er gallery is flaming with the coats of-I
arms of the 46 Sates an-, terntories
with here and there long streamers
caught up into bows ani ro-eaec, wmie
just ack of the pitform is a becs dear
ing the r d, white arnd blue inscription
of the "N~w Yerk high seteol b ,ys.
But the ey e leaves there detaus of color
ud rests on the len magvceet Amien
can lags tach 37 icet lone- wintea are
anopid from thc ter of tae uno
to the sides, two of thei mornter em
bems jiuking the eL-airm an' pliatfor
ike the wings of a egt. ' ge autt
ia is shapcd likea -e Dow watn
the prelding ieur aimost in trie cen
tre, whie the stats rise tier on tier on
very side back to the en otest corntr
o the bui-g 1h1tw o f this
bowl is where the real hu sncas is to be
done for here the udecats ann alter
nates are said and the platform is
located. Arca fcr cajegates is pave'i
with storCe. The seals are arranged in
a great oval, the side tow ar-I the plat
form- The fohding chairs for the dele
ga n lternateS make a jjtle lake
of yellow in the botto- fti ol
marked here and there by the tall stan
dards indica'ting the vat io-us Stete acie
Raised about two fet ahove
tis stone are the piatatformi Jis out
ito the lake of yelloW like seme cape
e y -ttorm is anked on eacht sid
by roAs of press seats, stretetuing back
20 feet. The platfrm2 itself presents
vdne of2ance, evern gorgeous
eiad;frnuere claborste t.han
t ea cute rr n et stretehes a
rch turksh rug of crimson hue, while
ri a get leathern scat acrommodates the
agre ho holds the aavel. Instead of
a abe before him the gavel tals upon
hoset e~di u~otD ~aaqe
the secretary ot the convenuion ~a
aohrrieda tfo-rm with a huae
hhair of leathern el( gance, while the
l esser omeials. eeorks anu stenogra
phers, have tne usual spreau o p'nc
nfore them. Alicgather the arrange
:ents are aa mirable on their detail ar.
combine to give the most perrect ma
0inery for the transaction .f the bumi
n eRR of te convenon
At 10 3o o'clock the streets surround
ir 'vntio hail were denselyp3Cked
(d e rV inute added hundreds more
to tie e ezr, surging mass. Lies of
Vile ab ad been thrown around the
u uIding 14) feet from the w, all to keep
a the throng, and within this area
lin. maintained a cleat space
vlk the tide . f hutanity pressed up
to the caibles and threatened to take the
building by storm. The doors were not
orend until late, as the doorkeepers
were beirg drilled, and there was no re
lief for the waiting multitude. Irsi de
the building officials were shouting or
ders to their armies of attendants,
pagts and messengers were being sent
to their stations and the last details of
i-rer'rati-on were b- ing ex-euted At
10.45 several of the doors were opened
I and the crcat sweep of seats began to
be dotted with groups of spectators
oon th~e aisles leadiog from the public
entrances became moving currents of
teCn ai wUmen hurrirg to the points
of vantage. Gradually the huge circle
to'2k en motic-n, animation. c-ilor. and
tho hum of many voices echoed through
the hail. An unusualnumberof ladies
was in the assemblage, their bright
summer dresses vi ing with the splendor
of the decoration. It was evidently a
free and crsy gathering as the large
proporti.n of t-e mtn divested theia
selves of their coa:s and 5a- in shlrt
sleeves, moppivg their shining faces
and wielding palm leaf fans.
Went Down to Death.
Nearly one hundred people passen
gers on a ear Bound for Tecoma, Wis.,
were P:.uc d down a guleh at Twenty
ixzh ard C streets shortly after S
o'clock Wednesday mornirg Those
who were standing on the plat form drop
ped off only to be brui-ed and wounded
by the heavy body of the coach, while
others io-side were killed and maimed
before ther knew what had happened.
The e-.r jamped the track and was
stahed 1o kindling wood in the bot
tom of the chasm over a hundred feet
below. Thirty-six deal bodies have
been recovered, but the total lo3s of
life will number nearly three score, for
there are many of the irered who will
nevtr recover and who are expected to
die at any moment and at least 60 of
the passengers of the car are now in the
various hospitals and under the care of
their own physicians. The car left
Edisond at about S o'tlock in charge of
F. L. Boeln, motorman, and J. D.
Cohoul, conductor. The ear, whieh is
a big box-like affair, was crowded to the
doort and every inch of space on the
platform was filled. Everything went
well until he car reached the hill just
beyond Tacoma avenue. At this point
the motorman lost control of the car,
which dashed down a steep incline and
jIMped a sharp curve. A number of
assengers jamped and reached the
ground in safety.
Death of Rear Admiral Philip.
Rear Admiral John W. Philip, who
commanded the battleship Texas in the
Santiago ight died recently in Brook
lyn, where he was in command of the
navy yard. Rear Admiral Philip will
live in fame as the gallant sailor who
would not let his men cheer their vie
tory in the -resence of the defeated and
dying Spaniards of Cervera's squadron;
and as the Christian officer who in tne
hour of triumph did homage to the Al
mighty rather than to his guns and
armer: but he will be remembered in
the south for more than this-for the
tagnanimity, the true Americanism,
that prompted him to remove from
cannon captured in the war between the
States the "foul, dishonoring word"
"Rebellion."- When he took charge of
the Urooklyn navy yard, there was in a
conspicuous place a big piece of rusty
iron labeled, "faken from the rebel
ram Missis'ippi." "Scrape off the
Sr . c: . e .'' -a i dzir:d's or der
a-s-s .: he norleed it. -. there are
no) rebes. There are no longer any
North or any South, and, any how, I
dont like the word ", Being a man of
such characte-r, is it to be wondered at
that "Jlack" Philip- was the best loved
offcer in the navy.
Want to Defeat Mrc~itnley
A staunch Bryani Democrat who was
present at the recent meeting of the
Anti-lmperialist League in New York,
on the 25th of Jude last, when queried
on the suabject by the' Augusta Chroni
le, said: - Ihe anti-i nperialists want
o defeat 31eKnley, fir:.t and foremost.
If they catn i -t da o by v.oting for
Ban, they will endorse him at their:
ext conferer cc. If the Republican
leaders a-neng them think an independ
ent Republican candid-ar vi draw
mre votes away from M1&i-Jey. and
b s: nil B:-n's eketiou, they will
prbabl'y put out suchu a candidate. Of
curse, L am a D. mnerat, without re
a:d to any other p>rty, and w1l sup
port Bryau.
Negro Labor No Good.
The Columchia Record says: "There
are prohbby 85 00'0 regroes in Charles
ton, n..verrhckss the cotton mill in
that city which is being operated with
nero labor finds it extremuly difficult
to secure the hu'dred or so of hands
that it needs. Of the colored popula
tion, probably one in every three may
be called an idler, while only one of the
other two works steadily the year
arund. Ail that the mill requires is
that the employe shall take an interest
in the work and put in full time, but it
seems that the Charleston darkey, can
not, or will not, comply with these sim
pe and reasonable condttions."
Repuhican Hypocrisy.
The Columbia Record calls utecntion
Ito the fact that while the Republicans
carrie-d greg~on by 10,000 majiority, a
Proposed amendment to the state con
stitution repealing that section of the
iustrument which forbids "any free
negro or mulatto to come to, reside or be
within this State, or hold any real estate,
or make any contracts, or maintain any
suit therein," was snowed under. This
is one <f the many evidences of the sort
of love Northern people entertair for
the negro. 'They only take side. gith
him as arninst the white people of the
The Deadly Cigarette.
IThe cigarette has proved to be dead
ly, even when being smoked by another
person. In Norristown, Pa., the ether
day, Charles Frieka, a non-user of to
bacco, attended an open air concert.
Near him sat a man smoking a cigarette.
The saoke floated in Fricka's face and
he ihhaled it unintentionally. A fir of
coughing ensued. It caused the rup
ture of a blood vessel and the young
man died.
Unanimousiy Nominated for Presi
dent by the Democrats.
Proceedings of the Greatest Dem
ocratic Convention Ever Held.
A Disgusted Republican
Comes Out for Bryan.
The Demceratic National Convention
was called to order at 12 oclock on last
Wednesday, July 4, by chairman Jones.
As the -,ave of applause ubsided
Chairman Jones rapped vigorously and
repeatedly, stilling the tumult and then
above the din his voice could b3 heard
announcing: "The convention will
come to order. The sergeaut at-arms
will see that the aisles are cleared."
The first business of the convcntion was
the reading of the for.al call by Secre
tary Walsh. The chairman now an
nounced the praytr by lev. S. W.
"Gentlemen will please be in order.
said Chairman Jones as the hum and
bustle again broke loose a!tr the
prayer. "NVe mu--t have quiet on the
Ibor. Gentlemen of the convention, I
have the honor to present to you the
Democratic mjayor of Kansas City,
James A Reed.- A shout of applause
went up as the sleuder form of Mr.
Reed came to the front of the platform.
He spoke deliberately ani with a clear,
resonant voice that esily penetratcd to
every corner o' the hail
The first burst of appau-e thatt grect
ed the mayor's speech of welcome camie
when he spoke of the univerality of
Democratic doctrine which had pene
trated, he said, wherever liberty was
known and loved. He dwelt at some
length on the progress of the principles
of the Democratic party which or
iginated, he said, with the liberty-lov
ing people of France and Eagland. and
came to this continent for its larger
growth and ultimate development. His
allusion to the early leaders of the
Democratic party, Jefferson and Jack
son, evoked outbursts of cheers. le
declared that Jefferson -believed in ex
pansion only, as it made homes for
American men -upon their own contin
D.veliing at length on the progress
made by the Democratic party in the
cause of human rights, Mr. Reed grew
imrassioned in his eulogy of the good
work done by it through all the years
of its existence. A yell of applause
grceted his announcement thrt the con
vention was gathered upon Democratic
soil and as the guests of a Democratic
onstituency that had always been in
the forefront of the political fights of
the country. When he declared that in
the name of that Democracy he bid the
visiting delegations welcome, and
provhesied certain victory at the polls
in November, he was interrupted by
oud cheers and the applaus when he
fnished was loud and long.
About this time the entrance of D). B
ill caused considerable enthusiasta
nd calls were mere made for him.
fter the applause had subsided the
hairman introduced Gov. Thomas of
olorado, the temporary chairman. A
ound of applause greeted Gov. Thomas
s he ascended the platform. He look
d the ideal presiding officer, dignified,
tall, black garbed, his face showing in
e~llectality and fo-co of character.
Be held in his hand the typevriten
manuscript of his specch and in full
ound voice, easily reaching to the re
:otest corners of the building, he be
an his address as temporary chairman.
t was a plain, pa'r:otic Democratic
speech. At the conclusion K the
speech the building rang with applause,
the cheering being accompanied by the
EAtter of the national colors throughout
the hail.
The first semblan:ce of genuine en
thusiasm was created when thie ne.ce
tary of the convention, Charles 2.
Wales of Iowa, ruje atnd read a resolu
tion offered by Daniel J. LCampau of
Michigan, that the D~claration of In
dependnce, "drifted by that Demo
crat of Democrats, Tho~mas Jefferson,"
be read to the convention on this, the
anniversary of the nation's natal year.
Mr. Campau said:
The Republican party recently in
Philadelphia, the ,radie city of hberty,
where the Declaration of Independence
was written and the constitution was
fraed, did there endor..e an adminis
tration which has repudiated the con
stitution and nominated a president
who has betrayed the prinaiples of the
Declaration. This convention is com
posed of men who have the same faith
as was in their fathers in this immcr
tal instrument. As the reaffirmation
of Democratic fealty to the fandamen
tal principles of American liberty, I
move, Mr. Chairman, that the clerk be
directed to read the glorious Declara
tion of Independence, drafted by that
Democrat of all Democrats, Thomas
Jeferson, and adopted 124 years ago
With cheers and applause the resolu
tion was adopted, while the band in the
south gallry played patriotio airs in
lad of the enthusiasm.
Then a dramatic scene ocacured. As
the vast audience was quieting down to
listen to the reading of the declaration,
two men appeared upon the platform
bearing carefully in their arms two
large objects, each completely shrouded
in the Sta~rs and Stripes. They were
placed, the one upon the other imme
diately to the right ani front ef the
chairman. Delegates and spectators
craned their necks to see whit was
about to occur.
Qaickly advancing to the flag-draped
ajects, a handsome man deftly lifted
the flag from a splendid bust of Mr.
Bryan- As the familiar features of the
other distinguished leader were recog
nized by delegates and spectators, a
tornao of applause swept over the au
dience, Frem side to side the bust was
turned, that all might know whom it
When the applause had subsided,
Charles S. Hampton, of Petosky, Mich.,
read in magnificent voice the immortal
declaration of independence, As the
full and rounded sentences of the great
state paper rolled through the hall the
chm.:-nga enthusiasm increased and
when Mr. Hampton had concluded the
tremendous ap"plau:e fairly shook the
builaing. W h;n the oratur had finished
tho declaration of independence and
the applause had ceased. Miss Fulton,
of New York, was introduxLd and sang
"The Star Spangled Banner," the au
dience standing and cheering and ap
plauding after cach verse. It was an
innovation at a national convention.
Then as she finished the last strain the
band took up "America," and led by
Miss Fulton, the great mass of 20.000
pe-p'e broke into the stirring words
-;My Country 'Lis of Thee," singing it
through with unison and closing with a
The convention having aijourned for
dinner reassembled at half past foar
o'clock. As soon as the convention
was called to order Charles S. Hamp
ton of Petosky, Mich., advanced to the
front of the platform and read a tele
gram from the Democrats assembled in
Tawmany hall, celebrating the 124rh
anniversary of the declaration of inde
pendence. The dispatch was signed
by Thomas L Feitner, grand sachem
of Tamnmany hall, and w&s as follows:
"Greeting to the Democrats of the Na
Five thousand Democrats now ce'e
brating the hundred and twventy-fourthi
declaration of independence at Tamma
ny hall want to join you in hoping for
a vindicating of the principles enun
ciated 124 years azo today by the itu
nmo-rtal Tnomas Jefferson.
"Thomas L. Feitner.
'Grand Sachem."
The reading of the telcgrain was re
csitesi with tremendous applause. the
New York delegation leading in the do.
monstration. The committee on cre
dentiils not being ready to report the
c-r.vcntion adjourred to half past 8
o' ceck in the eveniog, when it reassem
bled. EI-G7o. Atgeld, of Illinois,
wei introduead and delivered an abe
addrcss to the convention, which was
heartily applauded. Ail during the
spech there were cies, for liii. All
the committees made their reports and
the convention was permanently or
ganized by the selection of J. D. Rich
ardson, of Tenn., as chairman. A comr
mittee escrted the gentleman to the
platform and be assumed the gavel.
He delivered a most patriotic address.
The first tcken of approval given to his
address wes that which greeted his first
mention of 16 to 1. The applause,
however, was rather feeble and scat
tering. Much more energetic was the
shout that followed the declaration that
the coming campaign was to be a trial
of the republic against the empire.
The conclusion of Chairman Rich
ardson's speech, which he had arranged
under 16 separate heads, was the signal
for terrific applause and cheers. His
mention of the name of Colonel Bryan
brought the convention to its feet in a
frnzy of enthusiasm. By common im
pulse the poles bearing the names of
states were torn up and thrnst into the
air. Then down the aisles toward the
speaker's de.k came groups of dele
gates surrounding one man who held the
name of the state aloft. Texas and
New York became engaged in a rivalry
as to which sbould hold the name of the
state highest in the air.
While this strife was going on be
tween the two states, the frenzy had
taken hold of the other delegations and
from all parts of the hall men came
plunging through the throng carrying
their state emblems. They became
densely packed in front of the speak
er's desk, and yelling and cheering like
maniacs, they strove to raise the niame
f their state level with that of New
York. The effort was useless, how
ever, and held firm by the Tammany
men, New York kept its place.
Those delegates who did not join in
the march lent most efficient aid in in
raing the uproar. They contributed
ohing but their voices and their hats
ad handkerchiefs, but as they used
the first as though they vere mide of
brass, and original'y designed for one
night's wear only and the ia-it two in a
manner usually as energetic. The
band did its share and the tooters of
horns and the beaters of sheep skins
worked away for dear life. Nobody
knew what they played-nobody cared.
'hey were doing their full share and
that was all that was necessary.
After the exeitement had continued
for 15 minutes, Mr. Richardson at
temted to bring order out of the chaos
that ruled upon th3 floor. Now and
then the patter of his gavel could be
heard, and every time the sound reach
ed the ears of a dclegate he shrieked
the louder Time after time the ehair
man attempted to restore order, but he
was utterly lost and overwhelmed in
his efforts. Precise twenty minutes
after Chairman Richardson had men
tiond the name of Bryan, which' like
the waving of a magic wand and eon
jred up a scene of such wonderful en
thuiam as has seldom been witnessed
in a political convention, he began to
rap for order; but the delegates were
not yet ready to yield the floor even to
the chairman of the convention.
The band in the gallery started a
patriotic air and desiite the continu
ous efforts of Chairman Richardson to
restore order, the demonstration con
tinued for nine and a halt' minutes
longer, its total length being '29+ min
vtes. Order then was suficiently re
stored to enable the chairman to recog
nize Delegate J. G. Johnson, of Kansas
who made a motion that the coavention
adjourn until 10:'30 Thursday morning.
Convention'hall was again besciged
Thursday by eager and excited thou
sands and long before the time set for
opening the second days proceedings of
te convention all of the streets ap
proaching the building were solidly
massed with humanity moving forward
to the many entrances. Expectancy
was at a 'high pitch, as it was univer
sally felt that the day had in store the
great events of the convention. The
convention met at 11 o'elock, and after
rayer by the Right Rev. J. d. ,Glen
non, bishop coaojutator of Kansas
City diocese and pastor of the
cathedral of the Immaculate Con
ception. After several gentlemen had
addressed the convention, Mr. Jones,
in a clear voice, announced: "I am
authorized by the committee on resolu
tions to present the platform agreed
upon and I will yield to the Senator
from South Carolina, Mr. Tillman, to
read the documenL'"
Mr. Tillman now stepped to the
front and was greeted with a cheer.
le read the platform in a full round
voice, easily heard throughout the hall.
(he platform is given in fall in
. anohrelumn.) -J L- G
As he procended each plank was
greeted with applause. The senator
accompanied his reading with emphatic
gestures, striding up arnd down the
platform, turning this way and that,
after his manner in the senate. There
was a howl of approval as he clenched
his nst and fiercely ariaigned the course
of the administration in Cuba. But
it remained for his reading of the dec
laration that "imperialism is the para
mount issue of this campaign" to evoke
a storm of applause. The delegates
sprang to their feet, standing on their
chairs, waving hats, handkerchiefs,
umbrellas, flags, while the galleries
took up the chorus and carried it along
for many minutes. Senator Hill couid
be seen marshaling the hosts to cheer.
He held a fan high above his head and
added his voice to the shouting. A
second time Senator Tillman read this
declaration, and now even a greater
demonstration than before carried the
convention off its feet. Suddenly
hundreds, then thousands of minature
American flags were passed among the
delegates and the whole floor of the
vast stiucture became a sea of flags.
An instant later the flags swept over
the galleries like a mass of game.
Bund!es of them were tossed upon the
seats and distributed. The scene was
maznifacently inspiring and the great
audience was worked up to a fever
heat. On each gag was the device:
"The constitution and the flag are in
separable, now and 'forever. The lag
of the republic forever: of the emptre,
While the demonstration was at its
height, the band sent another thrill
throueh the audience by playing
"Dixi&" and a medley of patriotic airs.
State standards were again torn from
their sockets, banners were raised and
a triumphal procession of the delegates
marched about the hal. Now the
strans of the band turned to "My
Country, 'Tis of Thee," at which the
cntirc audience, as with a single voice,
joined in a mighty and swelling chorus.
Amid the billowing of flags could be
seen a tall standard bearing the inscrip
ion: "Forcible annexation would be
criminal aggrcssion"-William McKin
It was at this juncture that the cli
max was sprung upon the great assem
bly. A huge flag had been flung across
the roof between two trusses, and as
the signal was given the cords were cut
and slowly it unrolled its white and
crimson folds as it fell gracefully and
swung over the platform slightly to the
rear and south of the speaker's desk.
The banner was an enormous afair,
being fully 50 feet long and about one
half as wide. Upon the white stripes
were the printed sentences in large let
ters of blue: "Constitutional govern
nents derive their just powers from the
consent of the governed."
"The constitution and the flag, one
and inseparable, now and forever."
"The flag of a republic forevcr; of an
empire, never."
"A republic can have no colonies."
To the vast majonty of those in the
hall the fag was an unexpected inci
dent, and its appearance was the sig
nal for a frantic roar, which caused
everything that had gone before it to
sink into insignificance. For full two
minutes the cords of the flag caught
and would not permit it to fall to its
ll length. It was caught up just
nough to prevent the convention from
eading the inscriptions upon the ban
ner, and until they were released and
the banner swung free, the enthusiasm
ncreased every Eecond. When finally
very word wasn visible there was a cli
ax of cheers that was deafening.
Senator Tillman stood surveying the
storm and awaiting an opportunity to
roceed. The chairman pounded his:
gavel and appealed for order. But the
arch of the delegates bearing their
standards and banners, ran on uninter
uptedly for 22 miutes.
As Senator Tillmnan wasn about to re
ume, he remarked that the thread of
his discourse had been broken and that
own South they were in the habit of
saying "Hell has broken loose in Geor
"And," said the senator vociferously,
"if Mark Hanna had been here a few
nutes ago he would have thought
'hell has broken loose is Missouri.''
There were cries of "good, good,"
hent the trust plank was read. When
the senator reached the reaffirmation of
the Chicago platform, with the decla
ration for free silver coinage at a ratio
of 16 to 1, pandemonium again broke
ose, But the demonstration was
faint in comparison to what had just
ccurred when imperialism was an
ounced as the "paramount issue."
any of the delegates stood on their
chairs and waved flags and cheered, but
a very considerable number-mre than
half-held their seats Senator Hill
was among those who maltained quiet,
while Mr. Croker waved atiag until it
broke, and George Fred Williams led
the Massachusetts contingent in salvos
f cheers. One of the New York dele
gates raised a standard bearing the in
"Dont think there are no 16 to l'ers
n New York."
The demonstration lasted four and
:ne-half minutes.
There was intense scorn in the sena
tor's voice as he read the platform ar
rainmen t of the Hay-Pauncefote
treaty, evoking bingled aughter and
applase. The Boer plat k brought an
other cheer and the sen-4 or received a
round of applause as he <!osed.
When the applause had subsided
chairman Jones of the platform com
mittee, said he had been instructed to
moe that thez platform be adopted by
the convention by acclam'ttion.
The motion w'as put and amid a roar
of cheers the platform was adopted
without a word of dissent. The an
nouncement of Chairman Richardson
of the adoption of the platform, was
followed by a stunning shout which
made the building ring from one end to
the other. Then ftollowed a stirring and
dramatic scene. A plank in the plat
form denouncing policy toward the
Boers had called out immense applause,
but when it was announced by Chair
man Richardson that the convention
would be addressed by Hon. Webster
Davis, formerly assistant secretary of
,the interior, the crowd manifested its
enthusiasm by cheering for two minutes.
Then the former Republican leader as
ended the platform and stood facing
the thousands of spectators.
The speech of Mr. Davis was ar
ranged in order to enable him to an
nounce his allegiance to the Democratic
party and the platform and to the
style and with all the force and mag
netism of an orator Mr. Davis began
his address. He denounced as a "ma
licious lie" that he had been forced to
leave his office in the present national
administration. He pictured in brilliant
and flaming sentences the "cruelties"
and aggressions practiced by Great
Britain upon the force of South Africa.
He expressed his intense satisfaction
that the Democratic party had incor
porated in the platform a plank so cor
dially and enthusiastically endorsing
the course of the Boers, which was the
cause of liberty and justice. As he felt
he said, that this great republic should
not ehain itself to the chariot wheels
of the empire that was crushing liberty
to death in South Africa, he believed it
to be his duty to ally himself with the
Democratic party.
His account with the Republican
party he regarded as fully balanced.
He owed it no further obligations.
These sentiments met with much ap
In conclusion, in announcing his in
tention of supporting the Democratic
party and its ticket, Mr. Davis said,
with great emphasis: "I stand upon
this platform and shall support W. J.
Brennings." It was a curious and
laughable confusion of the syllables of
Bryan's name. But the crowd knew
what he meant and cheered him widly.
As Mr. Davis concluded the band
struck up "Hail to the Chief,"and while
it was rendering the air he held an in
formal reception upon the platform.
Chairman Richardson was the first to
grasp his hand as he concluded; then
Senator J. K. Jones and others crowded
around him until he had great difficulty
in retaining his feet. He lefttho plat
form as soon as he was able, but on
the way to his seat he was given shouts
of approval by those whom he passed.
The band passed from "Hail to the
Chief" to "America" and the conven
tion sung it; but the band would play
no more.
It was now announced that the next
business before the convention was the
nomination of a candidate for president
of the United States, and the secretary
began to call the roll of States. Ala
bama was first called.
"The State of Alabama," said the
chairman of the delegation of that
State, "yields to Nebraska the privilege
of naming the next president of the
United States."
W. D. Oldham of Nebraska, who was
to present the name of Mr. Bryan to
the convention, was waiting by the
chairman's desk, and as the chairman
of the Alabama delegation resumed his
seat he came forword and in a few
graceful words expressed his apprecia
tion of the favor extended by Alabama
in surrendering its time to the State of
Mr. Bryan. He then put Bryan in
nomination delivering an eloquent
Mr. Oldham delivered his eulogy of
Mr. Bryan with impassioned fervor.
As he approached the close of his ad
dress he raised both hands high over
his head and spoke slowly and with an
enerty that caused his voice to pene
trate into every corner of the hall.
"And-that man is-WILLIAM
JENNINGS-BRYAN,"he concluded,
bringing his hands lower with each
word until the last had been uttered,
hen he brought themup with a sweep;
ut quicker than his motion was the
aswering cheer that swept across the
onvention. It was a simultaneous
oar from all parts of the hall. Up
ent the delegates on their chairs, over
heir heads went the lags and above
hem all soared and rang the choors for
ryan. The band loyally Performed
ts share, but the noise of its creation
was but a drop in the torrent. The
en from the State of Nebraska flung
p a large banner bearing a likeness of
r. Bryan on one side and on the other
"Nebraska" and a smaller portrait of
Bryan enclosed in a star of blue. What
ver may have been the differences of
elegates over the platform, they seem
d to have forgotton them, and all were
a one in ! vor of the man. New York
ied with Nebraska and Kansas in vent
ng its enthusiasm. Richard Croker
as on a chair, both aams aloft, a flag
in his right hand, whish he waved
igorously. Hill was not behind him
n the show of loyalty to the nominee
nd, waving his arms, he let forth a
sries of Cheers that equalled those ut
ered by any man on the floor. Over in
llinois, Ohio and Indiana, where 16 to
is not popular, there was no hesitation
Round the hall started the Nebraska
men with their huge banner, and, catch
ing up their State emblems, the other
elegations took up the march, waving
fags and hats and cheering at the tops
of their voices without cessation, save
for the breath necessary to a fresh out
burst. The two women delegates from
Utah joined in the parade, one of them
arrying a small silk banner of white,
upon which was inscribed: "Greeting
to Wmn. Jennings Bryan from the Demo:
eratic women of Utah." As the women
passed along the aisle in front of the
New York delegation one of the en
thusiastic Tammany braves turned
loose a wnr whoop that rivalled any
previously uttered on this continent,
and pounded one of the wowen over the
head with his small flag as a token of
appreiation. Far from resenting the
blow, the woman smiled and pirouetted
through the aisles formed of shouting
Senator Clark of Montana, accom
padied by a lady, both waving tags
with intenae energy, called forth ter
rific applause as they passed around
the hall. Next same Texas with its
long pole surmounted by steer's horns,
and further back some of the New
Y:k delegation carrying their little
flag bearing the words: "Don't think
there are no 16 to l'ers in New York."
Round and round the hall went the
marching column bet ween two walls of
cheering men, who stood beneath a
cloud of fluttering flags. Wild for
twenty-seve~ injutes. It was a
demonstration fully equal in fervor to
anything that had preceded it either
day when the platform was read.
When the enthusiasm had run for 19
12 minutes Chairman Richardson com
menced pounding vigorously for order.
He was lost beyond all power of hear
ing for several minutes, and it was not
until 27 minutes had elapsed from the
instant that Mr. Oidhamn had mentioned
the world "Bryan" that the cheering
hd subsided and the convention was in
order once more. Once more the excited
and perspiring crowd got into a state of
quietude, succumbing because of fa
tigu .rahe than obeying the gavel.
The partially demolished State stand
ards were put back into their places
and, panting and exhausted, they pre
pared for the seconding of the nomina
David Bennett Hill in answer to
many calls took the platform and sec
onded Bryan's nomination. "This
nomination will meet the approval of
the east," he said, and enthused his
auditors. In closing he said: "New
York expects to join with you with her
36 electoral votes," and then as he
stepped down from the platform the
convention became a bedlam again.
There were sevoral others who seconded
the nomination.
The secretary then began to call the
roll of States on the ballot for presi
dential nomination.
As the roll call proceeded the shouts
of approval of the unanimity of the vote
seemed to increase. All of the large
States were cheered heartily as one af
ter another they cast votes for Mr. Bry
an. Georgia, Indiana, Illinois, Ken
tucky, Massachusets were cheered cor
dially, but when Missouri and a minute
later Nebraska were called the conven
tion fairly palpitated with enthusiam.
So it was, too, when the State of New
York was called, the convention rising
to its feet and cheering" The list of
States and territories was completed
with the calling of the territory of Ha
The announcement by Chairman
Richardson that Mr. Bryan had been
nominated for president of the United
States unanimously was received with
great applause, but it did not compare
with the previous demonstrations dur
ing the day. The huge flag suspended
from the roof which had played its part
earlier in the session was again lowered,
the band played and the people
cheered. Standing on their seats,
some of the delegates waved flags or
standards, but the enthusiasm did not
ran at high tide. As the people al
ready were leaving the hall, Chairman
Richardson at announced 8:53 p. m. that
the convention was adjourned until
10:30 Friday morning.
The convention held its last session
on Friday. The chief business was the
nomination of a candidate for Vice
President. This honor was conferred
on Adlaie Stevenson, who served as Vice
President during the last term of Cleve
land. He is from Illinois, and is a
strong man. After his nomination and
the transaction of some routine busi
ness the convention adjourned sine die.
There Has Been Too Much Rain and
Too Little Sunshine.
The following is the weekly bulletin
of the condition of the weather and
crops of the State issued last week by
Director Bauer of the South, Carolina
section of the United States weather
bureau's weather and crop service:
During the week ending 8 a. m., July
2, the temperature averaged normal,
and ranged between a maximum of 97
and a minimum of 66 degrees. It was
extremely favorable on growing crops.
Heavy rains prevailed during the
first part of the week, and on June
29th. In the southeastern, northeas
em and northwestern eounties the
mounts for the week ranged from 4 to
inches, while widely scattered locali
ies had less than an inch. The av
rage for the State was 2.60 inches.
his following the previous week's rain
fall, rendered ground too wet for culti
nth the high temperature, cause grass
and weeds to grow very fast, so that
here is general complaint of crops.
Lcally, bottom lands were overbowed
and crops destroyed and lands wore
adly washed and gullied. The out
ook for staple crops, over a large por
ion of the State, is reported very poor,
ut in the Congaree and lower Wateree
alleys, over a large portion of the Pee
Dee section, and in portions of Lexing
on, Edgefield, Saluda and Greenwood
ounties crojps are unimpaired and
romising. Dry weather and sunshine
are needed for cultivation and to clean
ields. Locally high winds damaged
orn and fruit trees.
-Upland corn is generally in good con
ition, but some is turning yellow and
iring, while practically the whole crop
acks proper cultivation. Much corn
was destroyed on bottom lands by over
lows. Late corn on stubble lands is
oing well.
The general condition of cetton is
poor, on account of too much moisture,
lack of cultivation, and the prevalence
f lic, or plowed up and planted to
peas, while the complaint of grassy
ields is now general, except as to see
island, which is in excellent condition.
Cotton on sandy lands looks sickly. In
the western portion much has not been
chopped to stands. It is generally
small, and not fruiting well, although
recently is growing nicely and bloom
ing freely.
Killed by Lightning.
Allen J. Tomlinson, of Archdale, N.
C., was killed by lightning on the
streets of that town. Mr. Tomlinson
was going home from the courthouse,
where he had presided o-'er a meeting
of the board of county commissioners,
of which he was chairman, when a bolt
of lightning struck a large elm tree 30
yards distant, killing Mr. Tomlinson
instantly, lie carried a steel rod um
brella, which was torn into shreds.
Mr. Tomlinson was one of the most
prominet citizens of his section. He
was secretary and treasurer of the Tom
linson Manufacturing company, and
had held many positions of trust.
Shut Down Proposed.
The cotton manfacturing selling com
mittee of Fall River, Mass., voted
Wednaday to recommend to the manu
facturers a shut aown ci the mills for
four weeks between this date and Sep
tember 1 at the option of the manufac
turer. It is understood that 1,000,000
spindles are represented in the agree
ment already reached to curtail.
A Good Ticket
The prohibitionists displayed a gra
deal of enthusiasm during their con
vention at Chicago last week, and nomi(
nated a ticket that will commend itself
to the followers of that party. .John
G. Wooley, the nominee for president,
is a man of ability and the foremost
temperance orator of the country. H.
B. Metcalf, of West.-Virginia, was
nomated for vice president.
The Murderous Zealots in Pekin
Order Wholesale Slaughter.
They Cry. Many Foreigners Dead
and Many More Wounded.
Women and Children
Dispatches from China says couriers
who are arriving at the seats of gov
ernment of the southern viceroys fiom
their agents in Pekin give vivid but
fragmentary pictures of what is being
enacted in the capital. These couriers
seemingly left Pekin a day or two later
han the messenger of Sir Robert
Hart, the inspector general of customs,
who started on the night of June 24th.
They report that the heads of some of
the captured legation guards were be
ing borne through the streets at the
top of spears, followed by zealots chant
ing "Tapi yang kuei tse; tapi, tapi,"
(kill the foreign devils; kill, kill!) The
city's millions have been roused to
patriotic fervor, breaking out into the
wildest excesses, while over half the
city could be heard fighting around the
Sir Robert Hart's runner, vho was
interviewed by the correspondent of
The Express at Shanghai, supplements
the tragic sentences of the dispatch he
bore by a narrative of some things he
saw. He says the foreigners were mak
ing a last stand in the extensive--build
ings and enclosures of the Britist lega
tion. They had many dead' and
wounded. Among them were some wo -
men and children. All were short of
food, even of the commonest' neces
saries. The women were starving, as
they gave a part of their small allow
ance to the children. The foreigners,
nevertxeless, were holding out under a
terrible fire, upheld by the expectation
of relief. They knew they would not
be abandoned and that ihe armies of
their governments were advancing.
Sometimes they thought they could
hear artillery in action beyond the wall.
They were unable to return the fire of
the Chinese, except at moments when
an assault seemed immineni. Then the
machine guns and repeating rifles tore
the storming parties to pieces. The
messenger expressed the belief that it
would be impossible for the foreigners
to resist mu.ch longer, as the Chinese
were preparing to batter down the
walls of the court yard, and their am
munition was running low.
Orders were given by Prince Tuan,
the messenger says that, since some
had been killed, not one other foreigner
should be left alive. The Chinese sol
iers were exhorted to sacrifice their
lives without hesitation, if by so doing
they could he's exterminate the "yang
cei tse." Extreme precautions had
een taken to prevent the foreigners
com communicating with any one out
ide the city, and a number of runners
ho had been sent out were killed by
~he Chinese. This messenger succeed
ad in getting through by smearing his
sece and clothes with blood and joining
an the outcries against the "devils."
h~fCte~iPs rc who had been
lled between Lang Fang and Lo Fu.
heir bodies had been cut to pieces
and their heads were carried at the
eds of bamboos. A large army of
danchu Chinsse imperial troops, with
0 guns, is reported to be advancing in
he direcion of Tien Tsin.
The fact that a relief colnun has
een unable to leave Tien Tuin in re
ponse to the pathetic prayer ,of the
eleagnered legalions at Pekin is gen
rally regarded in London as destroy
ng almost the last vestige of hope for
he unfortunate foreigners pent up in
he Chinese capital. The worst is feared:
Shanghai reports that the international
forces at Tien Tsin are suffering from
ack of good drinking water, owing to
he Pei Ho river being choked with the
orpses of Chinese and other 'victims of
he bombardment.
According to the same dispatch the
international troops, so far from being
strong enough to advance towards Ps
kin, are not sameiently numerous to
attack the Chinese still surrounding
Tien Tsim and keeping up a desultory
are on the plane. Thousands of Chi
nese are said to be arriving from Lu
Tai and to be desperately attempting to
reoccupy the bridge leading to Taku.
Prince Tuan is said to be publicly be
beheading all the legation guards cap
tured by the Chinese.
According to the latest Pekin news,
from Chinese sources the legations are
at such extremities from lack of provi
sions that the women who escaped the
bullets arc perishing of starvation. A
special dispatch from Shanghai says
Chinese reports are current that two
other #'eignl ministers were murdered
the same as Baron von Ketteler. From
the same source it is declared that the
mission hospital at Moukden has been
destroyed by fire and that the native
Christians have been massacred. It is
further asserted that the foreigners fled
to New Chwang.
The Silver Republicans.
A dispatch from Kansas City says
Senator Tillman of South Carolina
made a speech in Towne's behalf, say
ing that he would add strength to the
ticket where votes were needed and that
it was time to have done with the non
sense that a man had to be branded be
fore he could be accepted. He said the
Silver Republicans had left the feast of
their own party when the table was
spread, and added that he believed the
Demoeats owed them every considera
No Platform Needed.
Immediately on his arrival at Kansas
Uiy last week Senator Tillman an
nounced himself for Towne for vie
president but said that he did not con
sider it necessary to make specific dec
laration on the ratio when declaring
for silver. "With Bryan at the he ad
of the ticket," he said, "we need no
platform. His position is such that no
mn can question it."

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