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THE EVENING BULLETIN.
MATSVELLE, KY., FRIDAY, JULY 10, 189G.
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SIX MEN NAMED FOR PRESIDENT.
Richard P. Bland, William J. Bryan,
Claude Matthews, Horace Boies,
Joe Blackburn, JohnMcLcan.
NO BALLOT HAS BEEN TAKEN.
Nominating Speeches Occupied tho Timo
Until After Midnight Wild Scene of
Cnthuilasin Followed tho 1'reseiitatlon
of Each Namo-Tho Outcome Is Sttll
Only Guesswork After Six Hours of
Heated Debate the Pint form as Report
ed From the Committee ou Resolutions
Was Adopted Tho Final Vote Stood
028 to 401 Proceedings of tho Two Ses
slonSt Chicago, July 10. Teu acres of peo
plo on tho sloping sides of the Colisouin
yesterday saw tho silver holmoted glad
iators in this arena overpower tho gold
phalanxes and plant tho banner of silver
upon the ramparts of Democracy. Thoy
saw what may provo tho disruption of a
great political party amid scones of en
thusiasm such as perhaps never before
occurred in a national convention.
They saw 20,000 people with imagina
tion flamed by tho burning words of
passionate oratory swayed like wind
swept fields; thoy heard the awful roar
of 20,000 voices burst liko a volcano
against tho reverberating dome over
head. Thoy saw a man carried upon
tho shoulders of others intoxicated with
enthusiasm amid tumult and turbu
lence. Thoy listened s appeals, to
threats, to cries for mercy and finally
they watched tho jubilant majority seal
its victory and tho vanquished stalk
sullenly forth into tho daylight.
Tho battlo for tho supremacy of Dem
ocratic principles was fought out in a
session that lasted from 11 o'clock in
the morning until shortly before 5
o'clock iu tho afternoon. Each side
sent its champions to tho forum. Sen
ator Tillman of South Carolina, Senator
Jones of Arkansas, ex-Congressman
William Jennings of Nebraska crossed
swords with Senator Hill of Now York,
Senator Vilas of Wisconsin and ex-Governor
Russell of Massachusetts.
The sinister looking senator from tho
state of Calhoun, with his eyes blazing
defiance at an audience which mani
fested its unfriendliness by a storm of
hisses opened tho debate with a wildly
passionate speech in which ho affirmed
that the battlo for tho restoration of sil
ver was a war for the emancipation of
the white slaves as tho war of 18G0 had
been ono for tho emancipation of tho
Senator Vilas, who was postmaster
general under Cleveland's first admin
istration, bitterly denounced what ho
termed an attempt to launch the party
on a career so wild that tho world stood
a'ghast. With a wavo of his arm that
was full of impressive portent, ho
sounded his warning: "Somewhero in
this country," said ho, "thero may bo
Bomo Murat, somo Danton, somo Robe
spierre, but wo will not follow them
into another French revolution."
Ex-Governor Russell, tho Massachu
setts statesman, who has thrico carried
the standard of Domocracy to victory
iu tho Old Bay state, pleaded for a word
of concession, of conciliation, and con
cluded with a solemn warning that tho
country, if not tho convention, would
Demonstration followed demonstra
tion at frequent intervals throughout
these speeches, but it was Senator Hill
who aroused tho gold forces to their
wildest enthusiasm, and Bryan, tho boy
orator of tho Platto, v?ho sot tho silver
men aflight. Tho demonstration for
Hill, who with closo logic and trench
out blade sought tho very heart conten
tion as ho bitterly assailed as un-Domo-cratio
tho now creed which tho major
ity was to proclaim, lasted about 15
minutes. Although more protracted
than that which greeted Bryan, it was
of a different nature. Tho lattor was
tho spontaneous outburst of enthusiasm
kindled by tho touch of magnetic elo
quence. Tho star of tho brilliant young orator
from tho plains of Nebraska has burned
brightly on tho horizon of tho conven
tion for two days. Thero woro several
demonstrations iu hts behalf Wednes
day, but this was tho first opportunity
So hnd to show Himself. His audience
Act fcoetf wtomdd ud and wdia full bf
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Tne powder mag
azine needed but tho spark and Bryan
applied it with tho skill of genius. His
very appoarauco captured tho audience.
His speech was a masterpiece of fer
vid oratory, with consummato elo
quence ho stated tho caso of silver and
parried tho arguments of tho gold men.
Mario Antony never applied the match
with more effect. Tho convention took
Aro with enthusiasm. It crackled as by
tho war of flames. Hill was forgotten,
all else iyas forgotten for tho moment.
Cheers swelled to yells, yells became
screan.& Every chair iu tho vast Coli
seum uxid every chair in tho vast wil
derness ou tho hillsides became a rock
on which frantic men and women wero
wildly waving handkerchiefs, canes,
hats and umbrellas, unything moveable.
Somo woro liko men demented, divested
themselves or their coats and flung
them high iu tho air.
A delegate uprooted tho purple stand
ard of his stato and boro it frantically
to tho placo whoro aroso tho standard of
Nebraska. Others followed tho exam
ple. Two-thirds of tho stato standards
wero torn from their sockets and carried
as trophies to Nebraska, where they
wore hold iu midair. A dozen delegates
rushed upon tho stago and shouldered
tho half-dazed orator and boro htm in
triumph down the aisle. Louder and
louder shrieked tho thousands until tho
volumo of sound broko liko a gigantic
wavo and fell, only to rise and break
again. For almost 15 minutes this
maddened tumult continued, while the
delegates with tho state standards pa
raded tho enclosure. Old political gen
erals wero stupoficd. If tho ballot for
tho nomination had been taken then it
would have been a stampede. s
When it was all over tho votes wero
taken first on tho minority substitute
for tho platform offered by Senator Hill
which was defeated G30 to 803; thou
on tho resolution to endorso tho admin
istration which was beaten 357 to 04,
and lastly ou tho adoption of tho plat
form which was carried 028 to 301.
Senator Tillman, after tho rejection of
tho resolution to endoise tho admini
stration, withdrew his resolution to
censuro tho administration.
Tho convention then adjourned until
The Most Dramatic Act of
Chicago, July 10. Tho night session
furnished all tho preliminary incidents
of tho most dramatic act of tho conven
tion. It was by long odds the most
spectacular, for as tho hands of tho
clock wero creeping on toward tho ap
pointed hour of 8 when the president
making was to begin, tho great bauks
of seats filled with tho biggest crowd
which has yet secured admission, for
tho first timo filling tho galleries and
attaining tho Chicago standard of big
ness. Outside other hundreds wero clamor
ing beforo tho doors and stirring up
stilling clouds of dust which hung over
tho scono liko smoke; tho trolleys and
elevated cars and special trains were
emptying thousands, tho streets wero a
mass of cabs, carriages and bicycles.
Inside tho incandescont lights, hung
high up on tho iron rafters, cast patches
of glare and shadow on tho rough acres
of heads. Three brazen bauds from
their different stations clamored away
upon patriotic melodies and as stato del
egations entered woro shrilly cheered,
whilo tho familiar face of each leader
was given an ovation of his own.
It was 8:32 beforo tho acting chair
man, Mr. Richardson, rapped long and
loud, and then failing to bring order
out of tho confused murmur of many
voices, tho scufflo of feet and tho shout
ing of orders by the subordinates, ap
pealed to the crowds to "respect tho
gavel." Scrgeant-at-arius Martiu camo
to tho front of tho platform and called
loudly to his aids to restoro order and
clear tho aisles. It took five minutes to
securo a semblanco of order.
Senator Jones of Arkansas gained rec
ognition and moved that tho convention
proceed to tho nomination of a candi
date for president of tho United States,
It was carried with a roar, tho gallorio3
adding a round of applause in recogni
tion of tho actual opening of tho con
test. Chairman Richardson aunouueed that
by agreement tho roll of states would
bo .called for tho presentation of candi
dates. Alabama was first to bo called,
and tho chairman announced that tho
stato would pass for tho present. Ar
kansas camo next.
"Arkansas yields to Sonator Vest of
Missouri," shouted Senator Jones, and
thero was a wavo of applauso from the
Senator Vest then stopped upon the
platform and began his speech nomi
nating Bland. His first montiou of tho
uamo of Bland brought out a short dem
onstration, but tho senator's closing
words wero tho signal for another Bland
demonstration, this timo long, loud and
enthusiastic. A banner bearing tho
well known face of "Silver Dick" was
hoisted iu tho middlo aisle. Tho con
vention roso en masso, mou checrod and
wavod hats and handkerchiefs. A largo
Bland banner was carried down and
placed on tho platform.
From evory quartor of tho hall Bland
banners mado thoir appearance, somo
bearing his picturo, others 10 to 1, and
others voicing tho "invincible andirro
pressiblo" sentimonts of tho Missouri
candidate Meanwhile tho wild clamor
continued. Z Ono man far up among tho
spectators turned ail unmbrolla inside
out and waved it madly. Tho bearers
of bamioxsaud transparencies formed
iu twos and fours and circled tho hall.
Toadd,tQttyo, greaji volume qf sound
both bands played, simultaneously.
i Lit was H miuute jMiore Chairman
Richardson attempted to cneck tiio
Governor Overmoyer of Kansas then
took tho platform and mado tho second
ing speech for Mr. Bland.
Ex-Congressman John R. Williams
of Illinois followed Overmoyer in sec
onding Bland's nomination.
With tho closo of Mr. Williams'
speech tho roll was resumed. On tho
call of California, tho chairman, Mr.
W. W, Footo, announced that tho 18
votes of that state weio instructed for
Stephen M, White, but under tho posi
tive request of Mr. Whito his name
would not bo presented.
Ex-Governor Waller of Connecticut
announced that tho Connecticut delega
tion was in conference and desired to bo
passed for the present.
Ex-Senator Patrick Walsh spoko
when Georgia was called, announcing
that tho delegation had selected Colonel
H. T. Lewis to nominate tho man for
whom Georgia would vote. No ono
know whom Mr. Lewis intended to
name, so the elements of uncertainty
cloudtng his nurposo gave him a closo
hearing, and wheu the uamo of William
J. Bryan of Nebraska was mentioned it
exploded another mine of tho samo fiery
sort which tho Nebraskau had inflamed
with liis own oratory a few hours bo
fore. Three or four stato delegations
were on their chairs leading tho cheer
with tho lungs of scattering delegates
from other states abetting him. Ne
braska seemed to furnish tho galleries
with a hero, for they wero making tho
great chorus of tho noise.
Tho bluo banner with tho placard,
"William J. Bryan Club of Nebraska;
10 to 1," emblazoned in silver letters
was lifted above Nebraska's seats. Tho
standards of Georgia, North Carolina,
Louisiana, Michigan and South Dakota
rallied around tho bluo and silver em
blem and then tho standard bearers
started a march around tho pit. Men
in the California and Virginia stalls
pounced upon their emblems iutending
to follow tho procession, but their col
leagues resisted tho attack and thoy
gave it up. Two bands intensified tho
din and a foghorn was blown with tre
mendous wailing up under tho roof.
When ordor was partially restored W.
C. Clutz of North Carolina, a young
orator of strong voice, took tho plat
form iu behalf of William J. Bryan of
Ho was followed by George Fred Wil
liams of Massachusetts who seconded
tho nomination of Bryan.
Thomas J. Kcrnan, in behalf of
Louisiana, also seconded tho nomina
tion in a strong speech.
When Indiana was announced Sena
tor Turpio mado lis way to the t-tago
and placed in nomination tho choice of
tho Hoosior state, Governor Claudo
Matthews. Senator Turpio suffers fiom
palsy, and though a most effective
speaker in tho senate, his voice was in
adequate in such a vast hall. Besides
ho spoko from manuscript. Tho galler
ies grow noisy and ho could hardly bo
heard atovo tho din. To add to tho
utter unfortunate circumstances fire
works and mortars wero being fired out
side tho Coliseum, and theso explosives
added to tho disturbance.
When at last Sonator Turpio men
tioned tho namo of tho Indiana candi
date tho Hoosior delegation mounted
their chairs and cheered. A fow tin
horns sounded from tho galleries and
hero and thero a flag was waved, but
tho demonstration was brief.
Thero was comparative quiet when
Oscar A. Trippett of California second
ed tho nomination of Governor Mat
thews. Dolegato Frederick Whito of Iowa
placed Horaco Boies in nomination.
Mr. White, who looked liko a plain
farmer, proved to bo a forciblo speaker.
Whito was given an attentivo hearing.
Thero was no demonstration until ho
concluded. Tho Boies delegates arose
and cheered, but tho galleries appeared
cold. To a young woman in the south
terraco belonged tho honor of forcing a
demonstration, second only to that
which followed tho nomination of
Bland. She was dressed in simple
whito. She mounted a chair and began
waiving a small American fiag frantic
ally to and fro. For fully a miuuto hho
was unobserved. Then somo ono no
ticed her. Eyes begru to turn in her
direction. She continued to wavo tho
flag with a rythmic motion, crying as
fiho aid so, "iJoies, Boies, Boies."
Tho delegates got onto thoir chairs
tho galleries began to cheer and in an
other minute tho Coliseum was aflame.
As tho demonstration grew, all eyes
cuiiiurcu ou uiu yuuug wuiuiui in wiiuo,
tho Boies banner was carried from tho
pit up tho terraco to where tho striking
figure stood, liko a second Joan of Aro,
urging on tho nomination of Iowa's fa
vorite Hon. Tho staff of tho banner was
placed iu her hands and sho swung it to
and fro whilo tho galleries yelled. Once
she sank back exhausted by iicr efforts
and tho din was subsiding. But gath
ering her waning strength for a final
effort sho sprang up agaiu and onco
more seizing tho banner, sho moved
forward and was almost carried down
tho slope by tho maddened crowd about
her. Swiftly sho wont forward to the
platform where tho Iowa delegation
came forward to moot her and escorted
her with shouts to tho placo of tho de
For 14 minutes tho demonstration led
by tho girl in whito kept up. Thou or
der was restored. Tho young woman
who had led 25,000 pooplo proved to bo
Miss Juuinio Murry or .Nassau, la. Tins
incident icmiuded old convention goors
of the great Blaiuo demonstration at
Minneapolis four years ago which was
led by Miss Carsou Lako of Now York.
More oratory was a very tamo amuse
ment af tcv, what all the crowd had been
yituessing. Still, A, D. Smith of Min
nesota, who seconded Boies, was given
John S. Rhea, who was introduced
by Qllio Jamba as Kentucky's, ypung
giant, to nominate "tho south' greatest
Democrat. Joe Blackburn." Droved to
bo a typical southern orator or tho fiery
sort, so his ringing sentences brought
quiet to tho Colisoum. Mr. Rhea camo
under the wire with a true Kentucky
finish, then tho band seized the occasion
whilo tho Kentuckians were shouting
to play "My Old Kentucky Home,"
which increased tho onthifsiasm. Dur
ing tho music an Alabama delegate led
three cheers for Blackburn.
Tho Kentucky nomination was sec
onded by W. W. Footo, tho chairman
of California's delegation.
Several states failed to respond to tho
call, but when Massachusetts was
reached, her chairman roso and said:
"By tho unanimous vote of their con
vention tho Massachusetts delegation
was unanimously instructed to placo in
nomination Governor Russell, but by
his direction and because of tho plat
form wo decline to make a nomina
tion." Nebraska being called her chairman
responded that she passed for tho pres
ent, but at tho proper time would take
pleasure in casting her votes for "tho
man whom wo honor and lovo, Wil
liam Jc airings Bryan."
McDermott of Now Jersey brought
down jeers and hisses upon his head by
his defiant declaration "New Jersey
does not desiro to nominato any man ou
When Ohio was called A. W. Patrick
took tho platform and nominated John
R. McLean. Tho speech was a ringing
ono, paid tribute to McLean's work for
silver through his paper and to his party
Pennsylvania being called, Mr. Har
rity, the chairman of tho national com
mitteo and of the delegation, stated
that he had no nomination to make at
this time, but when tho roll of states
was called on to voto for president tho
delegates would express their prefer
ence. Virginia was called and tho chairman
of the delegation announced that thoy
had been instructed for Daniels, who
declined to allow his namo to bo pre
sented and tho delegation would voto
Wfeconsin being called General Bragg
said tho stato had no caudidato to pro
sent on tho platform adopted.
Tho roll of states was finished at
12:30. Then Senator Jones of Arkan
sas moved an adjournment. Tho Bryan
adherents woro not anxious to have the
balloting postponed. There wero cries
for a vote, but tho chairman put tho
question and after spectators as well as
delegates had yelled "yes" and "no,"
declared tho convention adjourned.
Jury IU turns
Akron, O., July 10. A verdict of
guilty of murder iu tho first degree was
returned in tho caso of Romio Cotell,
aged 17, charged with killing Mr. and
Mrs. Alvin Stone and Ira Stillsou
March 28. His motivo was to assault
Flora Stone, their daughter. Tho
weapon used with such deadly execu
tion was a baso ball bat.
Tho caso attracted attention all over
tho country owing not only to tho ex
treme youth of tho convicted murderer,
but the striking developments of tho
trial. One lino of defense of Cotell's
counsel was that he had been hypno
tized by detectives and compelled to
confess a crime of which ho was inno
cent. A female detectivo of Cloveland, how
ever, is behoved to havo dono more to
ward his couvictiou than any other ono
person, as in his cell Cotell con f eased to
her tho full dotails of tho crimo.
In all probability Romio Cotell will
bo the tho first person to bo electrocuted!
in Ohio under tho new law which weut
into effect July 1, 1690.
A motion for a now trial will be ar
gued in a fow days. It is most unlike
ly it will bo granted.
SHOT HIM DEAD.
l'ostinaster Get tho Drop on a- Man
Jtobbing UN Sou.
Chicago, July 10. Last night as W.
E. Lemerisco, postmaster of tho suburb
of Forest Park, was sitting iu his parlor
in company with his son, his two
daughters, and two women visitors, tho
front door opened and a big negro car
rying a big revolver walked in. Ho or
dered young Lemerisco to stand, and
when ho did so, told ono of tho girls to
search tho boy's pockets and hand over
tho monoy sho fouud.
While this was going on, Mr. Lemer
isco quietly stepped in tho noxt room,
and getting his own revolver, blow out
tho uegro's brains. It is thought tho
negro intended to rob tho postoflico.
Wamuusdohk, W. Va., July 10.
James Jackson and wifo wero killed
nnd Mrs. Addison Kittle fatally and her
husband badly injured in a runaway at
Middleford bridge, on tho Parkersburg
and Stanton piko. Thoy wero loturu
ing from hero in separato carriages.
Both teams ran off aud collided. Tho
nearest physician was 18 miles away,
and tho injured persons suffered for
hours without assistance.
Walking Hack Home.
LiooNiEit, Ind., July 10. Mr. and
Mrs. Bevenfort, a German couple, left
Pittsburg in tho fall of 1894 to find a
homo iu western Missouri. Roverses
made them practically penniless, and
tney ueternnneu to return to Pittsburg,
wheie Bevenfort had worked in an iron
mill. They started to journoy over
land, pushing a baby carriage contain
ing a 15-months-old child. Thoy ar
rived hero yesterday,
LAWUENCKmma.Ky., July 10. Light
uing struck tho sore of A. G. Alford,
in tho soutlnyefetern portion of tho coun
ty, and it was burned to the ground.
Tho loss is about $2,400, with 11,000 insurance.
Thousands of Them Gathered
Together in Washington.
TWO BIG TENTS WERE CROWDED.
Altlr4rfl of Welcome and HeApomoi
3Indc by Prominent MlnlMeri Animal
Report Mude It Ua Heen Decided
That Next Year Contention Will He
Held In Sun KraucMco.
Washington, July 10. Notwith
standing discouraging weather condi
tions, Christian Endeavorers, gathered
by thousands in Wushimrtou, wero
early astir, making their way to tho
many churches set apart for the sunrise
After breakfast tho delegates gath
ered again at tho Big New York Av
cuuo Presbyterian church to participate
in a biblo book study, conducted by
President G. S. Burroughs, D. D., of
Tho great meetings in the big tents
were originally fixed for 0::)0 o'clock,
but there wero some unavoidable de
lays, owing to tho damago done by the
previous night's storm.
Tent "Willistou" was abandoned and
tho Endeavorers who had intended to
be present thero were admitted to the
remaining tents, Washington and En
deavor. They wero calculated to ac
commodate 10,000 people each, but wero
crowded before tho services began.
In tent Washington Prcsiden Francis
Clark of Boston, Mass., presided. The
program opened with a prayer service,
tollowcd by devotional exercises, con
ducted by tho Rev. F. D. Power of this
Tho address of welcome was delivered
by W. H. II. Smith, chairman of tho
committee, which elicited an appropri
ate response from tho Rev. R. J. Serv
ico of Detroit in behalf of tho visitor.
Tho report of Secretary John Willis
Baer and tho annual address of Presi
dent Francis E. Clark was then read.
Tho services in tent Endeavor wero
conducted by tho Rev. Howard B.
Grose of Boston. Tho exercises were
exactly tho samo as iu tent Endeavor.
All doubts as to tho convention city for
1897 wero removed last night when an
nouncements wero mado at tho various
gatherings that tho meeting of that year
would be held at San Francisco.
Whilo final arrangements with tho
railroads havo not been consummated,
the latter havo assured tho trusteos that
this will bo dono and tho board have ac
cepted their representations on this sub
ject. TWIN SHAFT DISASTER.
Two Wltucsne Kxuinlncd by tho Hoard of
WincnsHAiutn, Pa., July 10. The
hearing of evidenco concerning the
Twin Shaft disaster at Pittston was re
sumed yesterday. Edward Hughes, as
sistant track layer in the Twin mine for
two years, testified that for six or seven
months previous to the cave-in thomiuo
was in a dangerous condition on account
of tho caving of tho roof. Ho had al
ways been afraid for six months beforo
tho accident, and ou Saturday night,
the night beforo tho disaster, he became
fco frightened by the chipping and
squeezing that he quit work
Mino Inspector McDonald said he was
called to tho mino at 4:U0 o'clock on
Sunday morning and put in what ho
thought were pillars strong enough.
Ho was never notified, ho said, that
squeezo was going on iu tho mino.
Hearings will bo continued.
DELAY IN COMPETITOR CASE.
Spain Also Said to Ho Waiting1 I'or Neus
Nnw Yoss, July 10. A diiatch to
The World f4om Matnd sa: Much
anxiety is felt here concerning the opin
ion likely to bo expressed by the Amer
ican Democratic convention regarding
Cuba and iclations with Spain.
Tho Spanish government, I am ablo
to stato authoritatively, will dolay tho
bottloment of tJio claim of Dr. Delgado
and will also delay tho decision in the
famous Competitor caso until tho
Spauibh parliamentary recess bogins ac
tho end of July, in order to avert om
harassing debates in tho Spanish uenato
Strongly Guiuded In Jail.
Duijcque, la., July 10. Tho sheriff
of Jackson county has arrested two
young men named Milburg and Ecker
lebo on suspicion of being tho inurdorors
of Minnie Kiel, whoso bod was found
iu a pasture near Bellovuo Saturday.
Thero has been great excitement at
Bollevuo during tho preliminary exam
ination, but tho excitomont has some
what subsided, and a strong guard bur
rounds tho jail.
Drilling Tor Oil,
Brazil, Ind., July 10. Thero is con
siderable suppressed excitement over
tho prospect holo being put down by tho
Brazil Gas, Oil and Mineral company.
It has reached a depth of 1,200 feot, aud
is penetrating a strata of rock. Con
tractor Stevenson says that tho stratas
passed through aro exactly tho samo as
found at Moutpolier. Ho says tho fate
of tho well will bo known Saturday.
I'uiiiioiigoi 'lralu Derailed.
Bekm;, July 10. A St. Petersburg
dispatch to tho Frankfurter Zeitung ro
ports that a passonger train has been
derailed near Batraki, on tho Samara
railway, in southeastern Ru6?ia. Forty
persons yeto killed and injured. Tho
accidout was caused by obstructions
placed on the rail. Tho authors of tho
act havo not been traced.
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