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OFFICIAL PAPER. Published every Thursday morning, at No. 60 * East Commerce Setret, (up-stairs,) This paper is entered at the Post Other at Bridgeton,N. ,T„ as second-class mtutet McCOAVAN & NTOHOl.S, Editors. Bridgeton, N. J„ July 17,18S4. Republican National Ticket, FOR PRESIDENT, JAMES G. BLAINE, OF MAINE, FOR VICE-PRESIDENT, JOHN A. LOGAN, OF ILLINOIS. REPUBLICAN STATE CONVEN TION. The Republican voters of the State of New Jersey, and all others who are favorable to the election of James G. Blaine to the Presidency, and John A. Logan to the Vice-Presidency of the United States, are requested to elect dele gates to a State Convention to be held at Taylor Opera House, in the city of Trenton, on WED NESDAY, AUGUST6th, 1884, at twelve o’clock, noon, for the purpose of selecting nine (9) Pres idential Electors—one (1) from each Congress ional District and (2) at large—to be voted for ai mu gunurui uiuumm in .>uvemoer next. J lie basis of representation under this call will be one delegate for each two hundred Republican votc3 cast at the last Presidential election, and one (1) delegate for each fraction thereof, ex ceeding one hundred (100> votes; provided that every township, ward and precinct, legally de fined as such (as in Jersey City), shall be repre sented by at least one (1) delegate. By order of the Republican State Committee. GARRET A. HOBART, Chairman. John Y. Foster, Secretary. The Republican voters of Cumberland Coun ty are requested to meet in the several wards and townships, and elect delegates as follows; Bridgeton—First ward, 3; Second ward, 1; Third ward, 1; Fairfield township, 2; Downe, 1; Commercial, 1; Hopewell, 1; Stow Creek, 1; Greenwich, 1. Millville—First ward, 1; Second ward, 2: Third ward, 1; Landis township, 4; Deerfield, 1; Mau rice River, 1. # Total number of delegates, 22. REPUBLICAN CONGRESSIONAL CONVENTION. FIRST DISTRICT, NEW JERSEY. In compliance with the duty imposed upon me by the last Republican Congressional Con vention of the First District of New Jersey, I do hereby flX the time for holding the Republi can Convention for the nomination of a candi date to-represent the said District in the 49th Congress, to be THURSDAY, AUGUST 28th,‘1884, At 11a.m. The said Convention to beheld at Cape May City, as prescribed by the last Con vention. And in further compliance with said duty, T do hereby designate Monday, the 25th day of August, 18S4, to be the lime for holding the election for delegates to said Convention, in the various wards and townships in the dis trict. Under the rule prescribed by the last Convention, it is made the duty of the Execu tive Committee of each county to fix and an rirr.inm nlnnn in onnli l.m-nct.;., ....... 1 where the delegate meetings shall be held. C. H. SINNICKSOX, Chairman of last Convention. July 12,1881. Under the above call for the Republican Con gressional Convention, Cumberland County will have seventy-five votes In the Convention, as follows: Bridgeton, First ward, 5; Second ward, 5; Third ward, 5; Hopewell township, 5; Stow Creek, 5; Greenwich, 5; Fairfield, 5; Downe, 5; Commercial, 5; Millville, First ward, 5; Second ward, 5; Third ward, 5; Landis township, 5; Deerfield, 5; Maurice River, 5. THAT BRIDGE. The Board of Chosen Freeholders of Cumberland County, has decided by a vote of nine to six, that the long talked of bridge over the Maurice River at Port Norris, shall be built, at a cost not to exceed fifty-live thousand dollars. This was the wise tiling to do. For years the people of the southern sec tion of the county have asked for this bridge, as have also the people of Bridgeton and vicinity. There is a great stretch of country in Maurice River township which has no oulet by rail to any other section of the county, and its inhabitants have thus been cut off from the cities and towns where good markets for their produce are found. It is true there is a rail road from Port Norris to Bridgeton, but this was of little advantage to them because there was no bridge to cross the Maurice river without going a long distance. In Maurice River township there are large tracts of splendid meadow and upland which will now uuuci me rmuuius uiiini lilt* 116W bridge gives, be brouglit into market and made exceedingly valutdjle. Im migration will also go into that section, and its population will bo largely aug mented. Beside these tilings a direct route will be opened from Bridgeton to Cape May County, and on to Cape May City. In time the Maurice River Railroad may be extended, and thus the region in Cape May and Cumber land now without railroad facilities be brought in direct communication with Philadelphia and New York by way of Bridgeton. The building of the Port Norris bridge marks a new era in the history of the county. The bridge can be built without any great burden upon the taxpayers, and paid for in a few years at the farthest. In the end it will prove a groat advantage to every portion of the county, so that even our Vineland and Millville friends will realize that they' were mistaken in their opposition. THE DEMOCRATIC TICKET. After four days of wordy debate and much wrangling at Chicago, the I)eiu ocratic National Convention nomi nated Grover Cleveland, of New York, as the candidate of the Democratic party for President, and Thomas B. Hendricks, of Indiana, as a candidate for the Vice Presidency. This is what might properly be termed a kangaroo ticket, its strength being in its hind quarters. Mr. Cleveland is the acci dental Governor of New York, elected as was Pattison in Pennsylvania; But ler, in Massachusetts, and Waller, in Connecticut, through divisions in the Republican party, caused mainly by the attitude of what were known as the stalwarts, upon whom at that time fell the odium of Garfield’s death. Previous to Cleveland’s election as Governor he had had no public experi ence, having served only as Mayor of Buffalo, and Sheriff of his county, of fices which required no great capacity to fill, and which were entirely local in character. Since his advent as Gov ernor he has made himself very unpop ular with the working people through the vetoes of the five cent fare bill on the elevated railways of New York City, and the Car Conductors’ bill which reduced the working hours of these much worked officers. By these and other acts he has shown himself to be an enemy of the laboring classes, and a tool of the corporations. He has thwarted also many of the reform acts passed by the late Republican Legislature of New York for the gov ernment of the leading cities of that PGllncmn xi’itli cnnnnnur,! leaders as Hubert O. Thompson, and others of that ilk. His nomination excites no enthusiasm among the rank and file of t lie Democracy, because the masses know that it was not ability that gave him the nomination over such eminent Democrats as Thurman, Bayard, MacDonald and Randall, but supposed availibility. Grover Cleve land’s candidacy for the Presidency will be a failure, because he has neither the ability nor capacity for the place, and also because he has proved re creant to the interests of the working people of this country, who, after all, are the real rulers of the nation. The nomination is believed by Republicans generally, to be the weakest that the Democrats could have made, and un j less all signs fail it will meet withover | whelming defeat at the polls. Even I the name of ex-Governor Hendricks, j of Indiana, who is a man of some ex I perience and ability, will not be able | to break the storm of indignation which this ticket is destined to meet in 1 the campaign now opening. Mr. Dana, ! of the Sun, the leading Democratic I newspaper of the country, says that | "its destiny is defeat.” The Independent Republicans of Pennsylvania, including John Stew art, who ran as a candidate for Gov ernor against Gen. Beaver, and Mr. Wolfe, who ran as the Independent candidate for State Treasurer, also Chairman Garrett, of the Committee of One Hundred, of Phila., I. D. M’Kee, Rudolph Blankenburg, Whar ton Barker, and others have united in a letter to the Independents of New York and Boston, advising them to support Blaine & Logan. Now that the party is again united in Pennsyl vania, it is predicted that the Repub | lican ticket will have 50,000 majority i in that State next Fall. The free-trade principle of the Dem ' ocratic party remains intact. In its j i platform of 1880, it read—“a tariff for | revenue only.” In the platform j ' adopted last week, at Chicago it reads i I —l'a tariff exclusively for revenue.” ! This method of beating the d—1 around j the stump, will fool nobody. The in- I telligent workingmen of the country will stand by the party which protects ' American labor. They will vote for ! Blaine and Logan. Ex-Congressman C. H. Sinnickson, i of Salem County, has called the Con vention for the nomination of a Re publican candidate for Congress. The date is Thursday, August 38th, at 11 o'clock, a. m., and the place Cape May City. Under the rule adopted at the last Convention he has designated Monday, August 25th as the day on which the primary meetings shall be ; held throughout the district. Brother Newlin, of the Millville Itc publican, says that the Pioneer re cently published an excellent article on the necessity of nominating the right man for Congressional honors, but intimates that we did not come to the point. John, you secure the nomination, and the Pioneer will come to the point at once by stoutly and earnestly advocating your election. The Republicans of New Jersey have a splendid opportunity before them. Withathorougli canvass, and an active campaign, the State can be carried for the Republican ticket. The working men of the State will not support the free-trade candidates Cleveland and Hendricks. Mr. Blaine is a Congregationalist; fieri. Logan is a Methodist; Mr. Cleve land is a Presbyterian, and Mr. Hen dricks an Episcopalian. Blaine and : Logan will win! PROTECTION RECORD OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY. The Republican party in its earliest formation embodies as the very es sence of its existence, personal rights, manhood, citizenship and the best in terests of yie laboring classes. Its first great act in administering the Government was to dedicate forever by legislative enactment the unoccu pied lands of the Union to free homes for free men; thus inviting the sons, of toil to come and sit under their own “vine and fig-tree s care against home less poverty and want.” Its great champions and cht-s, n standard-bear ers have been in their own lives the personal represents G cs of labor and its tria's. Lincoln, Y, iison, Greeley Wade and Garfield, and a host of their illustrious compeers, in youth and early manhood earned their daily bread bv their daily toil in the work shop and the field or along the high, ways of commerce. James G. Blaine and John A. Logan, two of the illustrious compeers of these illustrious men, have been selected to bear the standard of the Republican party over the political battlefields of the country to a crowning victory on the ides of November next. Each the architect of his own fortune, unaided by wealth or family influence, they have by their own inherent force of character achieved honorable distinc tion among their fellowmen. The dwellers in the most obscure hamlet of the land have no occasion to ask who is Blaine or Logan. The record of their lives is a part of the history of the Republic for twenty-five years in one of its most eventful eras. A nnnrfov r»f n nanfnmr administration, beginning in the long roll of one of the most gigantic wars of history, is the conclusive evidence of the ability of the Republican party to manage the affairs of government wisely and well. Among its measures of legislation is a banking system, which furnishes a circulating medium of uniform value, equal everywhere to gold, and under which during the twenty years of its existence no bill holder has ever lost a dollar by bank failures, and while the system lasts never can, unless the people of the United States prove false to their plighted honor in the payment of the National debt; is a system of revenue protection under which almost half the National debt has already been paid, and the industries of the country have developed from an annual pro duction of three thousand millions of dollars in I860 to over eight thousand lidllions in 1880. These are some of the fruits of the legislative and administrative policy of the Republican party—and its mission is not yet ended. That will end when every child born on American soil can in its mature childhood read the Con stitution of the United States and the Sermon on the Mount. As a political organization the mission of the Repub lican party will end when public opin ion recognizes the equal rights of all men before the law, strong enough everywhere to protect the humblest and feeblest in the enjoyment of all the guaranteed rights and privileges of American citizenship. Then and not till then will the mission oy he Repub lican party end. Called into existence to prevent the extension of slavery into the Territories of the Union, it became in the providences of God the instrument to save the life of the Re public in the hour of its direst peril, and to blot forever from the continent the institutions of human bondage. The great central ideas of its existence are stamped in indelible characters upon the pillars of the age, and are written in the organic law there to re main nc lnnir uu RonnKlSn 1!.._ Galusha A. Grow. Grover Cleveland, a biographer states, first became known in 1872, as County Sheriff, because of the “neat expeditious hanging of two murder ers. At that time dames G. Blaine was surpassing all predecessors as Speaker of the House, the second of fice in importance in the United States Government. For twelve years he has been adding to his knowledge while Grover Cleveland, until within the past eighteen months, had no con tact with public affairs outside of his own city, and since that time none outside of the State except such as the drudgery of the Executive office has permitted. Even within this State, his errors and his political associations show that he does not know men well. Outside of it, he has had no opportun ity to attain that knowledge of public men which is more necessary to a Pres ident than almost any other qualifi cation. But probably no other Amer ican living has as wide and thorough a knowledge of p iblic men as Mr. Blaine lias shown.—N. Y. Tribune. The August number of Ballou's Mari anne is ready, and will be read with interest. The leading illustrations are good, and the subjects timely. Then follows the interesting story of “On Land and Sea,” by William H. Thornes author of “The Belle of Australia ” and “A Slaver’s Adventures,” full of interest and information, as it tells how the steward of the ship was cured of an attack of love for a Mexican woman by shaving his head; and how she sold the poor fellow. Following this are a dozen different article—all good do mestic stories, sketches, poems, amus ingmatter, receipts,household matters, correspondence, etc., making one of the best magazines in the country— and the cheapest as well. It is only 15 cents for single copies, or $1.50 per year, postpaid. Address, Thornes & Talbot, 23 Hawley street, Boston. NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC CON VENTION. The Democratic convention at Chicago, just closed, was one of the most interesting in the history of the country. From the first, Grover Cleveland’s nomination for first place o.i the ticket, seemed inevitable, even though his own state was divided on the question, Tammany hall making a deter mined and almost bitter light against him. The New York division of preference intro duced at once into the convention the princi pal inharmonious element, ami there was a continued strugglo on the part of Tammany to unite the friends of the various other can didates in opposition to Cleveland. The platform did not excite the contest feared by so many, the framers skillfully evading the radical sentiments which would have roused the advocates of the opposing sides of the tariff question, and yet touching upon the lelieate and important points in such a man ner as to win the tacit approval of those who would have been willing to give more em phatic expression to their views. The demonstrations of enthusiasm at the mention of candidates’ names were at times uncon I reliable, well-nigh unparalleled for length of continuance anti ecstasy of feeling. Pic turesquo features were not lacking, but sur prises were comparatively few, the princi pal unexpected event being the nomination [>f Hendricks for second place, though there is no doubt, that this selection gives great satisfaction to his party. Wo present be low a summary of the proceedings of the convention, with the votes in detail: Tlic Nominees. GROVER CLEVELAND. ~ r X / THOMAS A. HENDRICKS. Tlio Vote by States. FIRST BALLOT. STATES. | t I I | i i> > ?, a S x, a 1 a - z. 7i « o _o ca a m o g ta Alabama. 2 14 1 I “ 7! ~ Arkansas. 14 . California. Hi .. .. ” Colorado. 5 l .. .. ” Connecticut.. 12 . Delaware. 6 . Florida. 8 . Georgia. 10 12 2 ' Illinois. 28 2 11 1 l Indiana.. 80. Iowa... 23 1 1 1 Kansas. 11 5 .. 2 .. ” Kentucky. 26 Louisiana. 13 1 . ’ i Maine. 12 . Maryland. 6 10 . Massachusetts. 3 23 .. 2 .. Michigan. 14 . Minnesota. 14 . Mississippi. Missouri. 15.7 Nebraska.. 8 . Nevada. 6 " New Hampshire. 8 . New Jersey. 4 8 . jj New’ York. 72 . North Carolina. 22 Ohio. 1 .. 24 ” 21 Oregon'. 2 4. Pennsylvania. 5 . ’ 55 Rhode Island. 6 2.... South Carolina. 8 10 .. Tennessee. 2 8 3 9 " *i Texas... Vermont. 8 . Virginia. 13 9 1 1 .. ' Wisconsin. 12 1 2 2 1 .. '’ Total..1 5921 170! 56 Ksj 271~ ~7) Wisconsin cast 4 votes for Flower. Illinois cast l vote for Hendricks. SEt OND BALLOT. “TTurrrrr STATES. |!| i 1 | = I > 1 A « | E •= -3 ! J; « i j* Z 5 ^_'Qly. CS H SJ ~J Alabama. 1 14 Arkansas. 11 . California. 10 . Colorado. 6 .. .. ] Connecticut. 12 .. .. \\ Delaware. r, Horiila. H . Georgia. 2€ .. 2 .. Illinois. 4.1 1 Indiana. :«) Iowa. 20.’ Kansan. 17 .. l Kentucky. 4 .. 21 i l Louisiana. lfi i Maine. 12 .. .. .. Maryland... 10. Massachusetts. s .. 7u< ” " Michigan. 23 .. 1 . !! T| ** Minnesota. 11 I Mlasissliiiii. 2 .. 1J ! '•» I Missouri. 12 .. .. ! ’ Nebraska. .. i . Nevada. . 'j j ** New Hat shire. s NewJ.'r . b .. a ji ;; New Y m i. 12 .. .. North Carolina. 22 .. I Ohio. 40 .. ;; •• Oregon. 0 .. .. . Pennsylvania. 42 .. •• i jj Rhode Is'uud. 7 .. 1 South Carolina. 10 .. s Tennessee. 24 . " T**xas. 26 . Vermont. H .. .. ” Virginia. . j West Virginia. lo 2 Wisconsin. 22 . . Arizona. 2 . District Columbia. 2 . Dakota. 2 . Idaho. 2.' Montana.. 2.i New Mexico. 2 Utah.. . . ; Washington Territory. 2.I Wyoming. 2 .. j ; _Total.. 663 1 a in'..; 4 1 v',% ~~ Tho elements apparently frowned upon tin opening of the Democratic nationuJ con von ficu. At any rate, tho bright and bracing weather of tliu last week or more gave waj at daybroak to heavy clouds, a steady down pour of rain and a decidedly murky "and op pressivo atmosphere. Notwithstanding tills however, the local political world was earl) astir, and hours before tho time appointed for the formal openin the situation wo; being canvassed in the corridors of the hotel; and the headquarters of the delegations bj crowds as largo as those of midnight. To the music of the hand the delegates en tered and took their seats. Chairman Bar num called to order, Hev. Dr. Muguiri prayed, and Gov. Hubbard, of Texas, took the platform as temporary chairman and made the opening speech. THE TEMPORARY OFFCKRS. Ex-Mayor Prince, of Boston, presented the list of temporary officers, which was adopted as follows: Temporary chairman, Hon. II. B. Hub bard, of Texas; temporary secretary, Hon. E. f>. Prince, of Massachusetts; assistant secretaries, E. Merritt, of Illinois; George | Guthrie, of Pennsylvania; G. L. Johnson, of Iowa; R. M. Bashford, of Wisconsin; H. J. Lyndo, of Tennessee, and Micliacl T. Barrett, . of New Jersey. . FIGHT AT ONCE. Grady, of New York, was hissed, followed by cheers, on submitting the following amendment, which was also cheered: “And when the vote of a state, as announced by the chairman of the delegation from such state, is challenged by any member of the delegation, then the secretary shall call the name of the individual delegates from the stato and their individual preference, and the same shall bo recorded as the vote o£ such state. Fellows, of New York, challenged the right of the convention to defeat the will of New York as expressed by her convention, and then followed a wordy contest which proved exceedingly interesting ami productive of much genuine eloquence. The unit rule was sustained, however, Tammany thus receiving its first setback, the vote for the rejection of Grady’s amendment being 463 to 333. At 4 o’clock the convention adjourned until 11 Wednesday morning. Devoted to Speeches—Putting f'andi dates in Nomination. The second day was devoted to the nomin ation speeches, live candidates, Cleveland, Bayard, McDonald, Thnrman and Carlisle. The one surprise of tlio day was the failure of Massachusetts to put forward Butler as a candidate, as had beeu expected. J. W. Breekenridge, of California, presented the name of McDonald, James A. McKenzie, that of Carlisle, Daniel L. Lockwood und that of Cleveland. I A BJullot Taken at Itli<ln!:;jit After Protracted Debate*. Tho third day was lively and full of signifi cant speeches and happenings from begin ning to end. Tho first event was the adop tion of tho following RESOLUTIONS: Resolved. First—That the convention hr.s read with profound regret ami intense admiration the statesmanlike and patriotic letter of Samuel J. Til den. c xpresslng the overpowering and providential necessity which constrains him to decline the nomi nation for the highest office in the gift of the Ameri can people. (Applause.) Second—That though fraud, force and violence deprived Samuel J. Tilden and Thos. A. Hendricks of the office conferred upon them by the Democratic party in 1816, they yet live, and over will live, first in the hearts of the Democracy of the country. (Ap plause.) Third—That this convention expresses the nation’s regret that this same lofty patriotism and splendid executive and administrative ability, which cleaused and purified the city and state governments of the great Empire state, cannot now be turned upon the Augean stable of national fraud and corruption, so long and so successfully inaugurated and maintained by tho Republican party at the national capital. Fourth—That a copy of these resolutions bo suit ably engrossed, and that the chairman of the conven tion appoint a committee whose duty it shall be in the name of the convention to forward or present the same to Hon. SAdauel J. Tilden and the Hon Themas A. Hendricks. (Applause.) THE NATIONAL COMMITTEE. The roll was then called. Tho following named gentlemen were chosen as members of the national committee; IT STATES. STATES. Alabama..Henry C. Semp New Jersey...Not ann’c$d Arkansas.. .S. W. Fordyce New York...Not anno’ced California_M. F. Tarpey N. Carolina..M.W.Ransom Colorado.M. S. Waller Ohio.W.W. Armstrong Conn’cut. ..W. H. Barnuin Oregon_Not announced Delaware..Not announced Peenn.Not announced Florida.Samuel Paso R. Island_J. B. Barnaby Georgia_Patrick Walsh S. Car..Francis W.Lawson Illinois...S. Corning Judd Tenn.Robt. S. Looney Indiana..AustinH. Brown Texas.O. T. Holt Iowa.M. M. Ham Vermont_B. B. Smalley Kansas.C. W. Blair Virginia...John A. Barber Kentucky..II. L. McHenry W. Virginia. ..Louis Baker Louisina.B. F. Jones Wisconsin*..Wm. F. Vilas Maine....Edmued Wilson territories. Maryland ...A.P.Gorman Arizona.W. K.Mendo Massach...Not announced Dakota.M. H. Day Michigan...D.M.Dickinson Idaho.John Haley Minnesota.H. H. Kelly Montana...W. McCormick Mississippi..C. A. Johnson New Mexico.. Missouri. ..John G Prother Utah.. .O. B. Roseborough Nebraska.Jas. E. Boyd Weshington....J. A. Kuhn Nevada D. E. McCarthy Wyoming—Wm. E. Post N. Hamp..A. W. Sallaway D. Col.Wm. Dickinson THE FIRST BALLOT. The first ballot was concluded at 12:50. The official announcement was as follows: Bayard.170 McDonald.50 Carlisle. 2? Cleveland.892 Thurman. 88 Randall... 78 Hoadly. 3 Tilden. 1 Flower. 4 Hendricks. Total vote cast.820 Necessary to a choice.547 A Description or tlic Incident* Lead ing to the Nomination. Chicago, July 12.—The fourth day’s ses sion of the convention was called to order by Chairman William F. Vilas. Although the hour for assemblage was set down for 10 o’clock, it was over an hour after before tho proceedings actually commenced. Again there was that vast wilderness of upturned laces, mat strange mingling oi color, sub dued rather than loud, and across the whole mass there was a fluttering motion, caused by the owners of thousands of fans, who wero almost as equally afflicted by tho heat as tho Democratic flies. In tho center of the hall senators, congressmen and delegates crushed against each other down tho uislos as they tried to make their way to their places. They shook each other by the hand with great warmth, and from a distance their smiles and wagging heads could be seen as clearly as tho quivering of tho bannered poles that indicated tho whereabouts and ex istence of the delegates from tho different states as they were staggered against by statesmen upon Whom tho fates of tho coun try depend. Amid tho hum and bustle caused by the movement of thousands of people, the niur 1 muring of innumerable voices, Chairman i Vilas pounds that most unmerciful gavel of his, and calls the convention to order in a voice which already shows signs of wearing out. Tho proceedings were opened by prayer by the Rev. Mr. Clinton Locke, of Grace ; church, Chicago. Tho pmstor said, among i other remarks: “O, Lord, keep every delo | gate from being guided by like or dislike or selfishness. May each delegate have tho | interest of the p>eople at heart and may all | corruption and bribery soon bo ended.” Alter reading a number of telegrams from the public, and on a motion which was handed up by a guunt gentleman from Mis souri, whoso hair stood hack like the quills ! u]>on tho fretful porcupine, Chairman Vilas : called upon the meeting to come to business and implored everybody to keep quiet. Tho chairman of tho Pennsylvania delegation arose in his place and said that his colleaguos begged to withdraw their votes for Randall. This, tho first sign of a break, made a few j cheers and caused everybody to wonder. Tho chairman decided that the proper order of business was to go on and call the roll of | states for tbe second ballot for candidates 1 for president of tho United Status. Tb s was the second Imllot: Cleveland. 6S3 I hi yard. Headricks. 4;> riiurninn. 4 Randall. 4 McDonald. 2 Ex.-Gov. Hendrick* Nominated by Acclamation. Chicago, July 11.—At 5 o’clock tho con vention reassembled, but as the delegates were slow in reaching their seats, it was 5:30 r. M. before Chairman Vilas called the gallery to order. A resolution to indorse [lie Morrison bill for a reduction of duties was referred to the committee on resolutions, l'he roll of states for candidates for vice president was ordered, speeches to be con lined to five minutes, and only one seconder to be allowed. California presented the name of Gen. Rosccrnns. Gov. Grant, of Colorado, nom inated McDonald in an appropriate speech. When Georgia was reached, John C. Black, r>f Illinois, was named, but ho hastended to rise and emphatically declined tho honor on tho ground that ho was present as the spokes man of McDonald. Indiana declined to pre sent any candidate, Hon. F. B. Fenlor, of Kansas, presented the name of Gov. G. W. Gliek, of Kentucky. The nomination of Rosecrans was seconded and the proceedings, which up to this time had been rather commonplace, were now given n most extraordinary impetus by ox Senator Wallace, of Pennsylvania, who mentioned the. name of Thomas A. Hendricks and was greeted with a storm of applause. Smith Weed, of New York, gave in the adhesion of his state for Hendricks, and the nominations ceased by unanimous consent. A 1.-allot was then proceeded with, and with the exception of ono vote by Mississippi for McDonald, w'hich was afterward with drawn on the.ground that it had been erro neously cast, tho selection of Hendricks was unanimous from first to last, and it was the entire vote, numbering 810, was for Hen dricks for vice-president. Resolutions of thanks to President Vilas, Sorgoant-at-Arms Bright, Press Chairman Austin II. Brown and other officers were adopted with considerable thankfulness, and at 7:30 p. m. the Democratic convention of 1884 came to a close. A Summary of It* Principal Features Butler’s Platform. The party recognizes, the platform goes on to declare, that new issues are born of prog ress, but fundamental Democratic principles will ever remain the best security for fret) government. It calls for a change of gov ernment to remove abuses. It points to a conniption of Republicanism and asserts that owing to the recent nomination an independ ent section of that party are in revolt. Re publican promises to restore the navy, to re move burdens on shipping, to reserve lands for settlers, to secure fair elections, to ele vate labor, had been broken. It had left to a Democratic congress the task of equalizing bounties and pensions. It had not reduced the tariff as its commission had advised. It had impoverished many industries to subsi dize a few. It had depleted the returns to agricultural labor. Its courts had over thrown the rights of colored citizens. It had aJlmved the escape of public thieves. The Internal rovenua t&A is a war tax. tag while continued should be devoted to relieve remaining war burdens and for pensions. An American continental policy based on more intimate relations with our sister repub lics is favored, but no entangling alliances. We believe in the gold and silver coinage authorized by the constitution, and a cur rency convertible into coin without loss. We demand eqnal justice to all citizens, and a free and fair ballot. We oppose sumptuary laws interfering with individual liberty. Wo favor legislation tending to equitable distribution of property, and to prevent monopoly, while rights of property must bo observed as defined by law. Fi’oo labor should be fostered, public lands should he kept for settlers, and unearned grants revert to the government. We welcome all the oppressed, but do not sanction the importation of foreign laborers unfitted for our citizenship. The American civilization demands the exclusion of Mon golians. Wo insist on protecting our citizens at homo and abroad. We point to the for eign policy of Democratic administrations as the best we have enjoyed. The government should improve our great atervvays and secure each transpor tation. We demand an Americanpolicy which shall restore the supremacy of our merchant marine. Instead of the Republican party’s discred ited scheme and false pretense of friendship for American labor, expressed by imposing taxes, we demand in behalf of the Democracy freedom for American labor by reducing taxes, to the end that these United States may compete with unhindered powers for the primacy among nations ill all the arts o: c auu iiuiis ui uoeriy. Witli profound regret wo have been ap prised by the venerable statesman through whoso person was struck that blow at tho vital principle of republics (acquiescence in the will of the majority) that he cannot per mit us again to place in his hands the leader ship of the Democratic hosts, for the reason that the achievement of reform in the ad ministration of the federal government is an undertaking now too heavy for his ago and failing strength. Rejoicing that his life has been prolonged until tho general judgment of our fellow countrymen is united in the wish that that wrong were righted in his i>erson, for tho Democracy of the United States we offer to him in his withdrawal from public cares not only our respectful sympathy and esteem, but also the best homage of freemen, the plodgo of our devotion to the principles and the cause now inseparable in the history of this republic from the labors and the name of fcJamuel J. fTilden. TIIE MINORITY REPORT. Gon. Butler rose to present a^ininority re port at tho conclusion of Mr. Morriion’s reading. When the general attempted to speak there was a perfect storm of applause, mingled with hisses, howls and cat calls. He said that there were several things in tho regular platform with which he agreed, many which he thought ought to bo omitted, and several which he thought should be added. That, however, he left to their bet ter judgment. Ho asked tho clerk to read the minority report. 1 hat ofllcial proceeded to do so, but caused prolonged laughter at tho outset by an nouncing it as “Gen. Butler’s platform,” to an apology for which tho general bowed be nignantly. 1 he principal points in tho minority may be summarized as follows: First—That no taxes, direct or indirect, can bo rightfully imposed upon tho peoplo except to meet the expenses of an economic ally administered government. Second—That tho revenue necessary for the ordinary expenses of tho government should bo raised by customs duties upon im ports. Third—Tliat all materials used in the arts and manufactures and the necessaries of life not produced in this country shall come in free, and that all articles of luxury should bo taxod as high as possiblo up to tho collec tion point.