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General Benjamin Harrison Nominated For President on
the First Ballot.
A Four-Day Session nt Minnenjiolis. The riatform in Full.
Sketch of the Nominees.
rinsr imy's rnnrrsntwn.
TheTcnlli Nnlloiiiil Kijmhlicnti Convention
Was rnllcil to order by .1. S. Clurksoii, chair
man of thp national romniittcp. 'I he lirst
day session was a short one. After irnycr
of not) imrtsiiin character .1. Mont I assctt,
of New ork, was unanimously chosen tem-
Imrnrv chairman. His speech was intently
istcn'ed to. Hon. Thus. H. Hied followed
with a stirring speech. Alter tho commit
tees were nppninted, n motion to iid.iourn
until to-morrow was then put and carried,
nnd those of the dclciratcs not members of
the standing committee slowly Hied nut t
the hall, nnd the entiimittceincn adjourned
to their respective cuminittee rooms to pro
ceed to husinc.
McKinley was selected for pcrmiinrnl
rhiiirninn of the convention without opposi
tion. The rotmnlttpp on 1'ltitform nrgnnu'cil by
(lip elect ion of ex-Governor Fornkcr a
cliulrman. The eominittee on Utiles elected
ron mrciuFNT.
Opnernl H. II. Itinglinm, of IVnny Ivnniri,
chnirmaii and Judge S. F. Stnhl. of Arkansas,
secretary. It m decided to recommend to
thp convention the adoption of the rules of
the convention of IWH, with u few untniir-
taut change made necessary by the ndmis
inn of new Htntpn since then. The I'om
mitteeon Permanent Orgnni.itinn organize I
try the selection of Lockwood. of Idaho, ns
cfiiiirmiin, anil King, of New Hampshire, tin
secretary. A sub-committee, consisting of
Kllis, of Kansas; Thomas, of New York; T.
Madison Vance, of Louisiana, and Depew,
of Indiana, was appointed.
kkcoxii hay.
It wa 11:43 o'clock when Chnirmnn Fni-
, sett rnpd the convention to order. Thp
lit. Hev. II. II. Whipple, F.piscopnl llishop
of Minnesota opened the proceedings with
prayer the delegates and almost ull of the
audience standing the while.
A member of tlie committee on creden
tials then stated it hud not passed on nnv con
tented nenta, and would not hp possible for
the committee to report to-dny. At the
name time Secretary Thompson, of the com
mittee on platform, stated that the commit
tee would not cct through its work until
late to-night, and as the national convention
is ililill ii:L
bad yoted yesterday not to po to ballot until
both these committees had reported, and
the reports had been acted upon. It ia safe
to lay there will be no ballot until lute to
morrow, if then.
Pursuant to the program agreed upon
when Faseett was selected as temporary
chairman, (Jovernor McKinley, of Ohio, was,
npon the report of the committee, elected
permanent chairman, and Messrs. Fessen
uen, Bpooner and Muhone named as the
committee to conduct him to the chair.
With McKinley's appearance with the com
mittee, the delegates and audience rote to
their feet, cheering wildly. When the
cheering ceased, McKinley warmly thanked
the convention and said that the convention
would present a platform and a candidate
that would meet with approval of the
Aj his speech progressed he was fre
quently and vociferously applauded, and
t iU conclusion there were undeniable calls
for Frederick Douglass, the colored orator
ajad statesman. Mr. Douglass' appearance
on the platform was hailed with tumultuous
At 1 o'clock the Convention Adjourned till
U o'clock to-morrow.
It was 11:22 when Chairman McKinley
ppiwdtht convention to order. Senator
Colltmi. of Illinois, offered n resolution re
citing I luil the ( 'oliiinhiiin exposition in a
great iiiitionnl undertaking, mill that the
convention Terotninend enngtoss to make
liberal appropriations to carry it to a suo
eHlul lertnination. 'I'lip resolution win
relerteil to the eoininittee on platform. Then
the cluiirmau of the cominiltee on ere leu
iinls slated that the eominittee had not yet
completed its Inlnr. hut hoped to do ko by
X I-. M . ntid ir ked for further tinip. The
iicstion was voted without serious opposi
sitinn and n recess taken until thai hour.
'I he vote on taking the recess wa" 4117 to
i.1lo. The I'cnhsvlvimiu anil Now York del
egations pri-sented iiltnnt II solid front. No
business wus transacted nt the morning ses
sion, none of the committee being ready to
The greatest sensation of the day wait a
caucus o! the Harrison men Immediately
alter the adjournment of the convention.
Word had been passed around In the eon-
roll vicr i nis'i r-tT.
trntTEi.AW hp. to.
vent'on hall that nil the delegates who fa.
vorcd Harrisons nomination wi re exported
to meet lit Central Matket Hall as soon as
the convention had taken a recess. The ob
ject of the meeting was not stated Duly
the lenders ol the Harrison movement knew
its purpose, lint its importance was im
pressed upon each of the delegates, and he
was urged to come from the convention di
rect to the place of meeting.
When the delegates had a"nmhled "Imj"
Jones, of Illinois, mounted the platform
mi 1 1 asked that the Harrison leaders from
each delegation join him there. In every
case where t her win a majority for Harri
son in the delegation the chairman of the
delegation c imp to the platform. Where
the Harrison men were In the minority, a
member of the Harrison party in the dele
f.'il ion represented it.
t'hiiuncev M. Depew was mnde chair
man. Assuininir the position, Mr. Depew
hiiiii tnat itie onject ot tue meeting was to
brine the Harrison men together so that
thev could come in touch with each other,
ami so that they could nil know fur them
selves w ho the smuts wetc.
On motion. I'. I,. Wacee, of Pennsylvania,
was made secretary. There was soine (lis-
cusslnn as to the best method of registering
me sirengin oi jiurrison in the convention,
and Mr. Magee suggested that he would rend
u roll which had been muilo luut tiiirl,! F,.r
corrections. Mr. Magee then read the roll
ueginning wnn Aiunaiua. J lie ri presentu
fivM nf finch fli.laont i.tu tin ll,u .l..i T, .. ....
nounced the Harrison strength in his ilele-
At the conclusion of the roll call. Mr. Ma
gee announced that the total number of
votes promised to Harrison wns Ml. This
includes tiLoires from Nw NJnvl.r. itli)a.
homa and Utah, which were not represent
ed! in me ineeiillg.
Mr. Magee moved that flmnrieev M Tie
pew be inude the leuder of the Harrison
forces in the convention, nnd thut the
friends of Harrison stand by him to the end.
The motion wns adopted amid cheers. Then
the eioieun ri I lonrti.ul
At the evening session of the convention
ini-v oiiiuiHieeon i.;rciientinls reported ver
bully. Then came the tun of war.
vutvvj iiimn;uKm Ul IOW TIVIII
faction was mnde after atteinps to tilbuster
and prevent. It resulted in a decided victory
A Oiul u,,t (.1 1. . . . 1. ,
iui vur jiniiimiuiicn, 1I1PIT BlrCllglU WU8
mui.tritw r, t At .,.. nil
On the second vote, on the opposition
rrpun oil uie Aiuijuiua contest, the ituuiiins
tration forces gained a few while tb autis
fell off over 60.
Thus encouraged, the Presidents cohorts
voiea oown an adjournment and the Com.
mittee on Reeolutious then reported, Uov-
ernot Kornkpr rpnmng the plnfform, which
wnn auopipii, 1 1 lie piniiorin in lull is pun
ilnhpd In another column Adjournment
, Tiik ohatoiis or Titr (vinvkktioi.
iin.AH n. nmn.
nt I -II was then taken until II o'clock
I'lidav mnminc.
H.HKI loll Oil. I ITY AMI TITI'fVIM.r (I'A.)
si IU l: I lis.
After the reading of the communication
to the enmcntion from the , ayors of (hi
City and litusville, relativp to the recent
calamities there. Senator Williafn l-'limi
took up u subscription in the I'eiinsvlviiuiu
delegation and in half all hour raised over
H.ltM for the sufferers
rorirrn lew.
At 1 1 rt7 o'clock the convention was rail
ed to order. 1'rnver was olfercd l.y the
llev. Or. Waylatid Hoyt. of Minneapolis.
The mtroritv reoort of the Committee on
Credentials was then adopted.
arner .Miller, oi ipw l orK, sent nil to
the desk and had rendu woman s sufl rage
memorial. Mr. Miller nsked that the olti-
cers cf the Woman's Mepublicnn Associa
tion nnmed in the communication be pre
sented to the convention, and this was
Mrs. . I. I. lien roster wns escorted to the
latform. arid read an address in a shrill,
lit audible voice, w ith many oratorical
gestures. The lady orator, ns she warmed
up with her ninject, laid aside tier notes ami
undressed the convention with n fluency and
force which elided freijuent applause.
v lien t up c iiiiriiinii imnressiveiv an
nounced that the next order of buisness was
the presentation ot names for the nomina
tion for ('resident, a mighty cheer went up
from the convention.
I he roll call of stutes then followed for
When Colorado was reached Senator Wol-
rott mounted the platform mid placed in
nomination .mints ii, r.inmo. ine (lrainat
ic prereiitHtion of the name of Illnine, so un
expected, so decisive, took the convention
by surprise. 1 here was dead silence lor a
iiioineiiC Then the Maine men broke loose
mid for three minutes the ball rung with
ttieir c heers, renewed again and again.
I hey stood up wuving hats and hanker
chiefs and rims.
As Senator Walcott finished the Illniiie
men were on their feet ngniti, cheering and
waving flags, haiiilkercluefs and even um
brellas. Someone in the galleries began the
cry of "Itlnine, Illaine, .lames (). Illume, '
hut the chairman rapped for order, and the
roll call proceeded slowly.
When Indiana was reached therp wns ap
plause, which wap renewed ten-fold when
the venerable It. W. Thompson walked up
the nisle, took the platform and in a brief
speech nominated ('resident Harrison, The
counter demonstration of the Harrison men
came with enthusiasm. Fans nnd unbrel
las were in the air, delegates stood on their
seats, and i'red Douglas, waving his white
hat on top of h s cane, led t lie cheering
that was sustained for two minutes or more.
'J ho chairman sat down until the tumult
subsided. Then ho ordered tiie call contin
When Michigan wns reached tome one in
the galleries cried out, ''What's the matter
with Alger?'' but there was inly a slight
Inugh from the convention. Then Minne
sota wus called nnd W. II. Kustis took the
tloor to second the nomination of Maine.
Just ns the applause for Mr. Kustis'
speech was living out Mrs. H. V. Kerins,
wife of the Naiional Committeeman from
Missouri, and Mrs. Carson Lake, of New
York, who sat beside her, started the cheer
ing again, waving their parasols.
New York being reached Chatincey M.
Pepew proceeded with his speech, seconding
the nomination of Harrison. At its close,
the lust paragraph being delivered witli im
passioned euriicstne and dramatic e fleet,
the Harrison men started a counter-demonstration
to that following Kustis's speech.
An immense crayon iiortruit of the President
was carried down to the platform, while
thousands were on their feet shouting and
waving every portable thing thut could be
'J he work of Mrs. Kerns nnd Mrs. Lake
was duplicated by Mrs. Depew, while a
young girl in the gallery evoked cheers by
waving an immense flag. Inn few minutes
the Harrison portrait was met by the Chi
cago Hlaine Club marching up and down
the nisle with a picture of Minnie, and to
gather they were carried until the yelling
was over. The time consumed was 2M min
utes, and then Mr. Warner Miller of New
York, took the piatrorrn to answer his col
league and second the nomination of Illaine.
As the roll cull proceeded, some states
seconded Hlaine s nomination ami others
Harrison's. Then the ballot was taken, with
many interruptions challenges, Ac, which
were satisfactorily adjusted, und nt nearly
five o'clock tiie result wus announced. There
was silence as the secretury read it, as fol
lows : Whole number of votes east, WUJ;
necessary to choice, 4M. Benjamin Har
rison received Kift 1-6; James O. Itlnine re
ceived W2 William McKinley. 182;
KobertT. Lincoln, 1: Thomas II. Keed. 4.
The chairman said : "President licnjnmln
Harrison having received a majority of the
votes cast lias received the nomination of
this convention. Shall it be unanimous?"
Loud cries of "Yes", "The nomination Is
made unanimous."
A motion to take a recess untill 8 p. M. was
Immediately offered and agreed to, and the
heated and excited assemblage dispersed.
At the evening session Kz -Minister
Whitelaw Keid wus unanimously nominat
ed for Vice President.
Resolutions thanking the minor officers of
the convention and the citizens of Minneap
olis were pasted with enthusiusm. Air.
Clurkson offerei a resolution of thauki to
the pjople of Minneapolis for the complete
and superior accommodations provided, and
the generous and adequate provisions for
entertaining visitors; also thanking the Kz
ecutive Committee. This was adopted.
A resolution from the press thanking the
local press committee was offered by Mr.
DeYounjt oi Calitorna, and adopted.
CUAi-irniET u. rvrrw.
Mr. Cannon, of Illinois, offered tha nsual
resolution to ninke (,'hnlrninn MeKinlev the
chairman oi the committee to notify the
enndidntps. Thsnks was ulso voted to retir
ing Nstionnl Committeemen for their ser
vices in the ciimnniiin of imt. 'flip r(.lof
Ctates wns then called for the appointment
of members of the committees to notify the
nominees. At the close of the roll call, tin
convention at Hi p. m. ndioiirni d sinp die.
'J he following is the ballot by States as
final y corrected and approved lor the ntll
ciui record :
Alabama l .... 7
A rkansas Ill K .... j
California IN M II
Colorado H H ....
Connecticut 12 4 N
Delaware II 4 1 1
Morula H H
Ilcotgiii 'H '2li
Idaho I! (I ....
Illinois Ah Ml PI ....
Indiana :tn :io
lown Jil 'JO ft 1
Kansas '.ti II (I
Kentucky 22 2 1
I ouisiaiiti Hi H M ....
Maine 12 12 ....
Murvliiiii! in I 14 ....
Mnsssi busetts :m lx 1 11
Michigan 2H 7 2 l!l
Minnesota k S !i 1
Mississippi H :;j 4j'....
Missouri Sit 2H 4 2
Montana n .1 1 ....
Nebraska HI l.'i .... 1
Nevada II II ....
New llampshiret 1 X j 4 2 ....
New Jersey I 'jn IK 2
New York'. 72 27 M' 10
North t 'arolinu 22 17' 25' I
North Dakotii Ii 2 4 ....
Ohio 4(i 1 ..., 4.1
Oregon H 1 .... 7
rentisylviiui.'i (II l'l Si 42
Mhode Wnnd H ft 1 I
South Carolina .s 1:1 3
South Dakota 8 H
Tennessee 21 17 4 Si
Texas Mi 22 (1 ....
Vermont H X
Virginia 21 ! Ill 2
Washington . 1 (i 1
West Virginia 12 12
Wisconsin 21 pi 2 :t
Wyoming (1 4 2 ....
Alaska 2 2 ...
Arizona 2 1 1 !..,.
1 'is. of Columbia 2 .... 2;....
Indian Territory 1 2 I 1 ....
New Mexico f! I!
Oklahoma 2 2 .... ....
I'tah 2 2 ...J....
Kentucky 1 absent: North CarolinnH
vote absent, t New ll.iliip-hire 1 lor Lin
coln, and one for Heed. Hhode Island
1 for Heed. Texas 2 for Heed.
Itlnine ,
,W l-ll
12 1-0
Sketch of Benjamin Harrison.
Prs.iAMis Hai.iiison, son of John Pcott
Harrison, wns hornnt North I'cnd, 0 Aug
ust 2(i, IK.'1'I; graduated from Miama I'niver
sity in 1H'i2; studied law in Cincinnati and in
IsM removed to Iiidianariolis, which has
since been his home. In IWiii hp was elect
ed Reporter of the Supreme Court of Indi
niin. and in IM12 entred the nrmy ns second
lieutenant of the Seventieth Indiana. When
the rceimcnt was completed he was no
pointed its colonel by (Jovernor Oliver I',
Morton. He was hurried forward with it tu
join the force under (ieneral liuell nt llow!
ingflreen. Ky., then confronted by theCon
federntes under I'.ragg. His first independ
ent action as a commander wns against a
body of Confederates at Kussollville, which
he surrounded, capturing many prisoner
and all their horses and arms. His regi
ment wns occupied chiefly in the West,
guarding railways and fighting guerillas. He
was so engaged until January, 1MH, when
he was put in command of his brigade,
which was added the First Division of the
Eleventh Armv Corps.
In his new rank hi first engagement of
importance wns at Ilcsiica, May 14. Isjh, and
n tew dnvfl later he took part in the capture
of Cassville; then in the battles of Kenesaw
Mountain and Peach TreeCreek. where his
bearing so pleased Honker Hint he wrote to
the Secretary of War calling attention to
his rervice nnd requesting promotion.
The winter of lMi4-iV he spent with Thorn at
in Tennessee in command of his brigade,
and was made brevet brigadier in January
of 1Wsr.
The war over he returned to Indianapolis
and resumed bis duties ns Supreme Court
lieporter, having been re-elected to that
office while at the front. In thecontests for
the Presidency in lWiH and 1H72 he traveled
through Indiana making addresses, but did
not enter politics again on his own account
until 1H7H, wh ti he reluctantly ullowed iiis
name to be used in the tight for (Inventor
ship. Orth had been nominated but de
clined. When Harrison took up the fight
it was ton lute to win, but he gave the
Democratic Williams a close tussle. Har
rison in that showed his popularity, for he
was stronger than his ticket by several
thousands. In 1K70 President Hayes ap
pointed liim to a place on the Mississippi
liiver Commission, nnd in 1K0 he enst the
vote of Indiana for Onrfield, refusing all of
fers of votes for himself.
In lHsuthe Republican pained control of
Indiana and he was elected I'nited States
Senator, taking bis seat March 4. 1H81. In
1HKK he was nominated for President and
elected, und now receives a secoud nomina
tion. Whitelaw Keid's Career.
Wnrrri.AW Hfid. the unanimous choice ol
the convention for Vice President was born
nenrXenin, 0..0.-ctoher27, 1H17. He studied
nt Miami t'niverity. from which he urnd
uated in 1H.VI. He at once took a lively in
terest In politics, making speeches iti the
Fremont campaign on tiie Kepnbli. an side
nnd soon became editor of the Xeuin AVus.
At tiie opening of the civil war lie became
the correspondent of the Cincinnati Oazrtte,
with headopiurters at Washington. His
letters on uirrent politics at thut time at
tracted much attention by their thorough
Information nnd pungent style. From
Washington he made ezenreion to tne
army wherever nctiveoperstions were prom
ised. He served as siilc-de-coinp to Oen.
llosencrnns in the West Virginia campaign
of IHtil. and wus at the battles of Shiloh and
Oettvshurg. He wus elected Librarian of
the House ot Representative in lNia and
served three years. After the wnr he en
gaged in cotton planting in Louisiuna. and
wrote a book on the South, entitled "After
the War". Ho then returned to Ohio and
wrote "Ohio in the Wnr," which is pro
nounced the mcst important State history
of the war. On the conclusion of this labor,
he went to New York on the invitution of
Horace Oreeley and became an editorial
writer on the Tribuur. Upon the death of
Mr. Oreeley in 1N72, Mr. Ueid became editor
and principal owner of the paper. Jn 170
he was appointed by the Legislature of New
York a lite regent of the University.
With this ezception be declined all offers
of public employment for a period of -SXj
years, piefcrring to devote his energies to
the Tribune. He was offered by President
Hayes the post of Minister to Germany, and
a similar position by President Garfield,
both of which he diclined. President Har
rison's offer of the appointment as Minister
to Krauce was accepted, however, and in
this important position Mr, Keid distin
guished himself. He recently resigned this
position and returned home a few weeks ago
to resume his journalistic career, but only
to be met with the unsolicited offer of the
vice presidential nomination.
The following I the full text of the pint
form, as adopted by the ltepubllcan Con
vention at Minnenpoli :
Thp rpprpsptilntivp of the Itppuhllcnri of
the I'nited States assembled in general con
vention on the short of the Mississippi
river, the everlasting bond of an uude
tructlblp Kepuhlic, whose, most glorious
chapter of history Is the re-ord of the lip
publican parly, c'oiurraliiliitc their country
men on (lie majestic march of the Nation
under the banner. Inscribe I with the prin
ciple of our platform of Isss, vindicated by
victory nt the polls nnd prosperity in our
fields, workshops and mines, nnd mnkc the
following declaration of principles;
I'lioTKortoN anii Hrcii'iiorirv We renf
flrm the American doctrinp of protection.
Wp call attention to its growth abroad We
maintain that the prosoerous roud.tiou of
our country is largely due to the wise rev
enue legislation ot the Kcpuhlicau Congress.
We believe that nil articles which cannot be
produced in the llnited Stntps except lux
uries should he admitted tree of duty, und
that on nil imports coming in compttii ion
with thp product of American labor, there
Should he levied duties equal to the differ
ence bi-t wen wage abroad nnd at home.
We assert that t he price of manufactured
nrtielcs of general consumption have been
reduced under thu operation of the tariff
act ot H!i.
We denounce efforts of tho Democratic
majority of the House of liepri'sentntives to
destroy our turifl law by piec emeal, as is
manifested by their attacks tioou wool, lend
ntm lean ores, The cinei products oi a num
ber of Stat; and we ask the Kiople for their
Judgment thereon.
We point to the success of the Itcpublicnn
policy of reciprocity, under which our ex
port trade lias vastly increased, nnd new
anil enlurged markets have been opened for
the products of our farms and workshops.
Wp remind the people of the bitter opposi
tion of the Democratic parly to this practi
cal business measure, mid claim that, er.p.
cuted by u Hepuhlicnti ndministmtiori, our
present laws will eventually give us control
of the trade of the world.
Tim Crniif si v. T hp American rpnp'p,
from tradition nnd interest, favor bi-met-alliMll.
and the Republican party demands
the use of both gold nnd silver us standard
money, with such restrictions nnd undei
such provisions to he determined by legislu
lion, as will secure the mainienatiec of the
parity of values of the two metals, so that
the purchasing nnd dehtpaying power ol
the dollar, whether of silvergold or purer,
shall be nt nil times equal. I lie intere-t of
the producers of the country, its farmers
nnd its workiugmen demand that every
dollar, paper or coin, issued try the iiovern
rucnt. shall be as goisl as any other. We
commend the wise nnd patriotic steps al
ready taken by our Government to secure
nil internal loiinl conference, to ad' Jt such
measures us will insure a parity of value
between gold and silver for use as money
throughout the world.
A Fiu k IIai.i.ot. W'e demand that every
ritir.cn of the l iiited Spites shall be allowed
to act one free nnd unrestricted ballot in
al) public elections, and that such ballot
shall be counted nnd returned as cast ; that
Hu h laws shall be euai ted ami enforced ut
will secure to every citizen, be he rich oi
poor, native or foreign-born, whiteor black,
this sovereign right guaranteed by the Con
stitution. The free nnd honest popular bailor, the
Just arid P'iial representation of all the peo
ple, as well as their just and eiiial protec
tion under the laws, are the foundation ol
our republican institutions, and our party
will never relax its efforts until theinteg
rity of the ballot nnd the purity of election
shall lie fully guaranteed mid protected in
every State. We denounce the continued
inhuman outrages perpetrated upon Ameri
can citi.eus for political reasons in certain
States of the I'nioii.
r oiir.Mix Relations. We favor thpexten-
sion ot our foreign commerce, the restora-
tiimofour mercantile murine by home
built shins, nnd the creation of a navy for
the protection of our national interests and
the honor of our flag, tho mnimenancj ol
the most friemhy relations with all foreign
powers entangling allininvs with none, unci
tne protection oi tne rights ot our nsner
men. We rcailirm our npprovul of the .Mon
roe doctrine, and believe in the a hisvemeni
of the manifest destiny of the Pepubiic in
its broadest sense.
We favor the enactment of more str'ngeni
laws nnd regulations for the restriction ol
criminal, pauper and contract immigration
S.rm or L.mioh We favor elhci -nt leg
islation by Congress to protect the life aia
limbs of employe of transportation coin
panics engage 1'in currying on inter-stnti
commerce, and recommend legislation by
the r. spective States that will protect eni
ployes engaged in State commerce, in min
ing and manufacturing,
Caisps op Hcmamtv The Ilepuhlicnr
party lias always been the champion of the
oppressed, und has recognized the dignity o!
luanhoo I, irrespective ol faith, color or nil
tiomility. It sympathizes witli the cause o
home riile in Ireland, and p-otests ugainsi
the persecution of the Hebrews in lliosia.
i.iKM.TY The ultimate reliance of frc
popular government i the intelligence, oi
'he people and the msiutenance ol fieeddr
among men. We, therefore, declure anew
our devotion to liberty of thought nnd con
science, of speech unci press, and approve at.
agencies and instrumentalities winch con
tribute to the education of the children of tin
land; tint while insisting iikhi the fullis'
religious liberty, we nre opposed to any uniut
of any Church und the Stats.
Tin sts We reaffirm ur oppositinn.de
clared in the Itepublicim plr form of sn
to all combinations of cap, i d, organized in
trust or otherwise, to control arbitrarily
the condition of trade among our citizens
We heartily indorse the action alrendy tuk
en upon this subject unit usk for such furth
er legislation ns may be required to remedy
uny delect in existing laws, and to rendei
their enforcement more complete und effec
tive. fy.rt Mail Dki.ivfry We approve th
policy of extending to towns, viliagei
nnd uiral communities the advantages ol
the free delivery service now enjoyed b
the large cities of the country, und reatlinu
the declaration contained in the Lcpuhlkun
platform of Ins, pledging the reduction ol
letter po-.itage to 1 cent at the earliest potsi
b!e moment consistent with the ir.a n'cii
unee of the Postotth e liepnriment und tin
highest cuiss of postal tervice.
Civil Sn.vn We c uniiieiid the spiri'
nnd evidence of reform in tne civii rer.ice
and the wise and cons stent enforcement ly
tiie Kepublicaii purty of the laws regulat
ing the same.
NicAKAot'A Canal The construction ol
the Nicaragua Canai is of the highe-t impor
tuticc to the American people, both us a
measure of national deienso nnd lo main
tain A mcricau corn merer, und it should b
controlled by the I'nited StattsGovernment
TiiiiiiTonirs We favor the admission ol
tho remaining Territories at the earliest
practicalile date, having due regard to the
interests of the people of the Territories line'
of the I'nited Stutes. All the Federal otti
cers uppointe t for the Territories should be
selei ted from bona fine residents thereof,
and tho right of self-government should b
accorded us fur us practicable.
Arid Laniw We favor cession, subject to
the homestead laws, of the arid punlic lands
to the States and Territories in which they
lie. under such Congressional restriction lis
to disposition, reclamation und occupancy
by settlert is will secure the raaziraum ben
efits to the people.
Tint World's Fair The World's Colum
bian Exposition is a great national under
taking, und Congress should promptly enact
such reusonuble legislation in aid thereof as
will insure a discharging of the expense and
obligations incident thereto, and tne attain
ment of results commensurate with the
dignity and progress of the nation.
Imtxmi'krakci We sympathize with all
wise and legitimate efforts to lessen and
prevent the evils of intemperance and pro
mote morality.
Pensions Ever mindful of the services
and sucirtice of the men who saved the
life of the nation, we pledge anew to the
veteran soldier of the Itepubllc a watchful
car and recognition of their Just claim
iion a grateful people.
llAritftsn' AiiMimsrnATiosj We com
mend the able, patriotic and thoroughly
Amenenn administration of President Hnr
rison, Under it the country tins enjoyed rn
ninrknble prosperity, and tho dignity nnd
honor of the nation, nt home and aorond,
bnve been faithfully maintained; and wo
ofter the record nf the pledge kept a a
guiirniiieo of faithful performance in the
Name of the national Republican Corn
Arknnsns, Powell.New York, T. 8.
Clayton. I Wtthertiee,
California, M. II. Do,North Dakota,
II. C.
Colorado, J. F,
Ohio, Wm. Al. Holm.
Connecticut, Samuel
Florida, John (LfxiriB.
Georgia, William W.
Idaho, (ieorge L.
Illinois. Willium J.
( ami hell.
Iowa. J. 8. Clarkson.
Oregon, joso ji.
Hhode Island, lsnno
M. Potter.
South Carolina, . M.
South Dakota, J. P.
Tennessee, Oeorgc Ws
Vermont, Matron B,
Kaiisas.Cyrns Lcland,
Virginia, William
Kentucky, W. O,
Ma, ne, J. II. Mnnley.
Maryland, James 8.
Massachusetts, W.
Murray Crane.
Washington, Nelson
lien net t.
West Virginia, N. B.
Wisconsin, Harry C,
Wyoming, Joseph M.
Michigan, John W.
Missouri, K.fJ. Kerins,
Montana. A.C.Itotkin
Arizona, William
District of f'o'nmbia,
I'errv If. Cnsson.
New Hampshire, P,
New Jersey,
GarrellNew Mexico, 'J homo
A. lloharl.
11. t at ron.
Alabama. Delaware. Indiana. IOnisiana,
Minnesota, Mississippi, Navada, Norttr
Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas, Oklahnma
slid I'tah nsked for further time in which
to muke their selections. -
Latest News From Oil City and Tltua
yille. Pa. All Bodies Recovered.
On. City, Pa., June 111 Tim list of dead
is completed. The last body identified, thut
( f William White, found.nt Kinlenton, wns
the Inst of the list missing. Prank Ycnger,
of Sivelyville, who was rescuing penp!o by
means of a boat w hen the flames came, lost
his reason to-day through tho terrible strain
upon his mind. Other reports of a like
nature may be expected nt nny time, an a
great ninny persons tire still prostrated from
Tin s villi:. Pa., June i:i. Memorinl ser
vices were held in ull the churches Sunday
nnd were largely nttended. It is estimnted
thnt Ki.issi peopie were ill the city from the
neighboring towns. Tne recovery of Hert
Osmer on Saturday morning bring the
number of dead up tofKi.
Work in the ruins were suspended Sunday
to give tne exhausted laborers an oppor
tunity for rest.
A reporter Saturday went down Oil Creek
from Jitusvillo to oil City in a boat,
searching lor bodies. The bushes along both
bunk are laden with every description of
clothing and furniture. The high water
mark rem lies in some places hn'l wny to
the tops of tall trees, whose resits are on tho
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bank of thestream, i he old Drake well, a
mile belo.v this city, is washed nwov.
Tweii'v-live other derricks along the bunks
just be.o v the Drake well are entirely oblit
erated. Twoiron tanks, of ': linrrels fu
j purity, hove lodged in the lower brandies of
lahig'.uk. Several houses from Tilusvillo
1 are stranded in the chum. el u distance of
live miles Iroiu the city.
From 'l .tasville to 1'ione-r the debris ia
Five ui-ge iron tank which were swept
from Tit-isvil'p, are lodged ut various inter
vnls as tar in Pioneer, i'hi; most remarka
ble sight is the immense amo'iut of debris,
incliid.i g men s, women's and children's
wearing it r--t. furniture of all kinds and
looking incn-ils, which liniij; upon tho
trees nod the tv.iiow hmncht ull ulong tho
A Sinn'! dwe. I'ti:-' carried from Tilusvillo
stands .'). et iiiiund. surrounded by brusu
and trees and wedged between two gigantic
oaks upside down. Only three, bridge of
the 2") which formerly spanned Oil creek be
tween this point und'Oif City remain intact.
1 he others are either totally or partially
wrecked. No bodies were found.
A notable riitl'erencj appears in the char
ne'er of the disasters which have overtaken
Oil I My and Titusville, Herethe element
of lire 'mid water together wrought the aw
ful destruction of life and prorty. At Oil
f ity the flood caused hut u small portion of
the loss, und tirp did Itie rest,
At Pntchinski, Unssin, three hundred nnd
ten lious-s were burned. Tho population
of the town is 7,(u. Great de.titution pre
vails. The Perlin Tageblutt confirms the recent
rumors of the death in tho interior of Afri
ru of F.mm Pasiiu. If it is true that Kmin
is dead, the natural supposition ia that he
has fallen u victim to smallpox.
The Oriental bank in London hns failed
for 9,0h'J,o )'). The Mauritius cyclono cau..
ed the wreck.
The drouth in Cuba continue.
Tiie eruption of Mt. Vesuvius continues.
At about the middle of the Atrio Del Ca rat
io, the deep sickle-shuppii valley which
separate Monte Sonum from Vesuvius
proper, a small cone has appeared from
which two streams of luvu arc flowing. A
shower of sinuli stones and scoriae arc being
ejected from this cone, above which dense
cloud are iiovcr.ng. .Stones nre also being
ejected from the principal crater. This
phenomena is accompanied by prolonged
nnd ominous subterranean rumbling. The
director of the Meteorological Observatory
thinks that the eruption will cease ut the
next full moon.
Seventeen bandit who wens captured near
Orizubu, Mex co. have bppn executed.
'Havoc Wrought by Cuban Floods.
Matanz . Ci'UA, June 13. The flood in
ihia region is rapidly subsiding, and the
luninge done is now everywhere apparent.
The furniture of some 325 Hooded dwellings
aas been either curried away by the waters
r ruined; crops huve been destroyed, and
ibout 4oU heud of cuttle have been drowned.
The market pluce is purttully ruined, and it
m stateil thut over (100,000 bugs of sugar have
been lost.
Tke Leasee Reearit.
The following table shows the standing of
the various base ball clubs :
Post- Per
Lost, poned. Cent.
12 4 .739
IS 6 .tm
20 S .674
20 4 .And
22 3 .522
23 8 .600
23 4 .4H
2fi 3 ,47ft
2.1 5 .444
25 5 .432
81 4 .340
33 7 :m
Boston 34
Cleveland ....
New York...
St. Louis

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