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— IN Friday's Globe PLEASE Many Happy Homes. VOL. X. THE FIGHT IS ON. The Attempt to Elect Smith to the National Com mittee Fails. Doran Is Chosen to Represent Minnesota on That Committee. P. H. Kelly Declares His In tention to Continue the Fight. He Says Ames Can Never Be j Elected Governor of Minnesota. If the Doctor Is Nominated Kelly Says He Will Be Done Up. The Committee on Credentials Decides the Dakota Contest. Day's Delegates Can Pack Their Grips and Come Home.. The Pair Bearing the Church Trademark Will Be Seated. The Platform Will Be a Bone of Contest in the Com mittee. Special to the Globe. St. Louis, Mo., June The long face which Michael Doran wore last night has disappeared, and. in its place is a physiognomy wreathed in smiles. Hon. P. 11. Kelly pranced around among his colleagues of the national committee and made his farewell as blithesome as a boy. The other side has its turn at gloom, and it's Doran's inning now. All of this is because Mr. Doran has been elected to succeed Hon. P. 11. Kelly as member of the national committee and Dr. Ames and Mayor Smith are occupants of the cave of gloom. When the Globe went to press last night it was deemed reason ably certain that It. A. Smith would be the next committeeman. In fact it was so certain that the anti-Doran element celebrated in a quiet kind of way. The events of this morning proved that the eggs were laid that way, but they . were far from being hatched. The antis were evidently unacquainted with Hon. P. 11. Kelly. That gentleman is out of politics, but he took just one more whirl to keep his hand in. He was joined by Senator O. M. Hall of Red Wing, whose equal as an astute worker is not found from Winona to Kittson, they slept with several delegates, metaphorically speaking, and the aforesaid delegates awoke in a changed frame of mind. The meeting was promptly called at 9 o'clock, and fourteen delegates with more or less resolution stamped upon their mobile features sat about the headquarters in the planters. A ballot was taken, but instead of the anticipated break they stood 7 for Doran and 7 for Smith. Mayor Ames and C. D. O'Brien looked puzzled. Messrs. Doran et al. pre sented faces as placid as Lake Minnetonka in August Ballot followed ballot without change, and twenty-one of them were rolled out in monotonous succession; Then the Smith men began to despair, and a little conference was held. It was thought that Mayor Ludwig would come over, but the pride of Winona had nothing to say, and merely fanned vigorously and voted for Doran. A little break was determined upon, and upon the twenty second ballot one of the Smith men went over to the Ludwigs. But it was no go. The ballot broke the chain, and Doran received the necessary votes. D. R. P. Hibbs, of Albert Lea, wears the medal as the Alexander who cut the Gordian knot, lie deserted Smith and went to Doran, giving him eight. Smith had five and Ludwig one. Without a word the dele gation took up the deadlock on the mem ber of the committee to notify the president of his nomination. Last night it stood seven for Ames and seven for Ludwig The Smith men had agreed to withdraw Ames and elect Ludwig if lie would vote for Smith. It was understood that Ludwig had accepted, but he had not. However, having made the deal, the Smith-Ames following adhered to it, and Ludwig was elected. There was nothing more to do, so the delegation adjourned and threw open the door, tell ing the eager crowd on the outside the result. The excisement was intense. The delegation and its follow ing had worked olf a bitter par tisan fight, and the news was received with mingled triumph and curses, just as it would been in any case. "Doran is done up, is he?" yelled a partisan. "Just wait until the cam paign opens and you'll see who's done up," Mayor Smith seemed the worst disappointed man in the delegation, but accepted the result with a smile. Mayor Ames was mad as a whole colony of hornets. Tom Ankeny felt im pelled to set up cigars on the result, and it is understood several other men secretly rejoiced but said nothing. The result may be easily explained. The Smith men were badly outgeneraled from the beginning. On its merits, the delegation was a tie with several members feeling undecided how long to stick. The Doran wing won over votes from the opposition by a ju dicious parceling out of the offices to be filled. It corralled Ludwig the first bump by nominating him for chairman, and made Hibbs and Stringer solid by placing them on the committees. It was finesse, and finesee goes a long way. Senator Hall added eloquence and P. 11. 11. Kelly added the power of his per suasive tongue. Thus it was and noth ing more. WAR TO THE KNIFE. P. H. Kelly Declares Himself Against Ames. Special to tne Globe. . St. Louis, June s.— An astute mem ber of the Minnesota crowd, now help ing out the convention, remarked to night: "It would have been better to have bad this right out in the conven tion at St. Paul and sent a unanimous delegation here, one way or the other. It would have done the party less barm. "This was brought out by the declaration to-day that Ames can never have the nomination for governor of Minnesota. The sachems are not gen erous. They do not sympathize largely with the scriptural idea of heaping coals of fire on an enemy's head, but on the other hand, their sentiment seems to be to jump on a man when you get him down. As it stands, the Doran-Kelly combination is on top here ami is disposed to push the light into the camp of the enemy. P. 11. Kelly said lie was to retire from politics, but he is making the most of his last moments. To-day he said: "Ames can never be nominated for gov ernor of Minnesota. If he attempts it he will be the worst beaten man you ever saw. The die is cast and it will be war to the knife." "But suppose, for argument's sake, that Ames is nominated, what?" "No use discussing the impossible. He cannot be nominated. I tell you." Then Mr. Kelly smiled grimly and departed. He is not mingling to any brotherly extent with the delegation; while they are wrestling with Mississippi river water and pork and' beans at the Planters; he is reveling in champagne frepiie and truffles and mushrooms at the Southern. Mr. Doran now is differ ent He lives with the boys and is one of them. If they eat cold corn cakes and clammy pie, he orders the same. On the subject of his victory he said little, and did not care to have the Globe spread his exultation broadcast over the Northwest. "My friends did not like to push things hard," he said. Mayor Smith is very popular, and they complimented him to the last." D. R."P. Hibbs, of Freeborn, whose changed vote settled the contest, said lie did it simply in the interest of har mony. He denied any participation or deal of any character, and said he knew how to take care of himself without fear or favor. Mayor Ludwig also de nies any deal and says he voted always just as his judgment dictated. "What ever is, is right," senteniously mur mured A. T. Ankeny. DAY DONE UP. The Committee on Credentials Decides in Favor of the Church Delegates. Special to the Globe. St. Louis, Mo., June s.— When the convention assembled it was noticed at once by those interested that but two Dakota delegates were in the seats set aside for them, and that they were Bangs and Waish. the Day delegates. "Are you alone?" asked the Globe. "Course we arc We're the dele gates. Guess the other fellows must have given up the light." But in this Maj. Bangs reckoned with out the host. Mr. Day is the member of the national committee, and of course supplied his delegates with tickets and badges, and they walked into the con vention. "We'd die before before we asked for tickets, from Day," said the Church delegation; "we will submit our claims to the committee on cre dentials and let it decide." Both sides were confident, but neither neglected any opportun ity to do itself any good whenever pre sented. This was about the only con test of any character. When the com mittee on credentials assembled to night the matter came up, and both sides were freely presented. There was little time occupied in arriving at a de cision. The committee by an unanimous vote seated Steele and Megquier, the Church delegates. It is not at all likely that any contest will result to day, as the unanimous report will settle everything. AMES'S ROOM. How It Is Being "Worked Up by the Saengerbund and Printed Cir culars. Special to the Globe. St. Louis, June s.— Any report for Minnesotians of this convention would* be incomplete without reference to the Ames vice-presidential boom. It has been chased down since the now famous interview in the Globe-Democrat, and resolves itself into this: Dr. Ames says he is no candidate for any office ;in * the world. It is his friends who are booming him. To-day a circular was issued, and scat tered broadcast throughout the city, but by whom originated is not so clear. It is headed: "Give the West a Chance." The political record of a brilliant and successful Western man." The Globe- Democrat interview, already published, follows, and the circular concludes with the following: "Mayor Ames is now serving his third term as mayor of Min neapolis, an almost reliably Republican city. He was the last Democratic candi date for governor of the state of Minne sota, which four years ago gave Blame a plurality of over 40,000. The result of that campaign was that Mayor Ames lowered the above majority to 2,000, the latter figure being ac corded him by the Republican ad- 1; ministration, the return having been made after the peculiar methods of the machinery and manipulations of the dominant party. His three mayor alty elections were in opposition to the combined capitalists and the trusts of the entire state. This is his record in political life." At midnight Mayor Ames was serenaded at the Planters by the Saengerbund of St. Louis. A large crowd gathered and listened to the vocal music, which ended with the announcement that it was in "honor of A. A. Ames, the next vice-president," While the crowd cheered, Davy John son appeared on the scene and, mount ing a table, gave Ames a great send-off, ending with the declaration that if the convention does its duty Ames will carry Minnesota by 25,000 majority. Ames was then hustled to the platform and made a speech, in' which he lauded the Germans and their songs to the skies and regretted the world was not SAINT PAUL, MINN. WEDNESDAY MORNING, JUNE 6, 1888.— PAGES. wholly peopled with that nationality. He ended by inviting the whole gang to Minneapolis. To-day the Minnesota, New .York and Virginia delegations were entertained very handsomely by Col. Charles Gibson. Addresses were, made by Messrs. Ames and O'Brien, of Minnesota; General Flower and Ex-Mayor Grace, of New York, and General E. Hunton, S. Daniels and Major Wallace, of Virginia. STRINGER WILL. STICK. He is For a Solid Indorsement of Cleveland's Tariff Views. Special to the Globe. St. Louis, June 5.— E. C. Stringer, the Minnesota member of the committee on resolutions, said tonight that he would yield to no compromise on the tariff and would stand to the end for square indorsement of the president's message. William Meager, son of John L.Meagher, and John Sam Hamilton, son of Henry Hamilton, both of Man kato, are pages in the convention. GLIMPSES OP THE THRONG. Incidents in Convention Hall of Interest to Minnesotians. Special to the Globe. St. Louis, June The first day of a great national convention contains but little beyond the merest routine, and yet there is much of interest in the mere assembling of a body of men so largely made up of a party, if not of a nation. So it has been to-day. The one idea of the vast throng that filled the exposition building to repletion was to see and hear the men who daily write the history of the Democratic party. There seemed no trouble about tickets and few are the visitors who failed to gain admission. Not a Minnisotian was left out and they bobbed up in every part of the hall. A decidedly unsuitable hall it is, with narrow, long floor and high balustrades, of which only the front row gives a view of the floor. The acoustic properties are simply horrible, and the man with the resonant voice is the hero of the hour. This ' was shown as soon as Gov. White began his speech. As his voice rolled out the words "Mr. Chairman" the crowd stopped him un til it could cheer out its appreciation of his splendid voice. Chairman Barnum's piping little treble was utterly lost, and when the Bishop of St Louis offered prayer the un sophisticated Democracy had no idea what was taking place, and from the rear of the hall came loud cries of "Louder!" "Louder!" But the chair man is all right, and the clerks have voices like fog-horns. So we will all hear and enjoy to-morrow's proceed ings. It was nearly 1 o'clock, instead of 11, when the gavel fell, but the wait ing crowd had no end of amusement singling out the big men as they entered and greeting them with applause. The delegate's chairs were entirely empty when the Indianians filed in and the tall form of Senator Voorhees caught the first ap plause. The Hendricks club in the galleries attracted the next attention, and when the banner was hung out next to the painting of Hendricks the ap plause was long and generous. The Cleveland Democracy, of Buffalo, with band playing "Dixie," marched through the upper gallery and created the- wildest enthusiasm. Gov. Abbett, of New Jersey; Dan Dougherty, John Fellows, ex-Mayor Grace and Sheriff Grant, of New York; Gorman, of Maryland : Watterson, of Kentucky and Morrison, of Illinois, were each greeted with clapping of hands as they were desired; while the members of the na tional committee who were known were applauded as they took their seats on the stand. Mayor Ames came in with an immense crowd and escaped the notice even of his friends. Before the convention came to order an incident occurred which showed very thoroughly the state of feeling. A dele gate from Nevada, which is located very near the front row, folded a red bandana handkerchief into a liberty cap and hung it up on the standard above the chairs. A cheer went up that fairly made the arches ring. Wisconsin followed suit, and the cheering rung out again. At the same time the Indiana crowd elevated a Gray plug hat, the symbol of Gov. Gray, whereat the Hendricks club went off into a paroxyem of enthusiasm. Massachusetts created a cheer by hoist ing a bandana and then a counter cheer by pulling it down again. During this time the delegates had been coming in in groups aud soon filled the chairs assigned them. While these scenes and incidents were trans piring, and during the preliminary of the convention there had been no no tice of President Cleveland. It re mained for President White to strike that chord, and when he did so the crowd sprung to its feet and the cheer- . ing, waving of hats and handkerchiefs continued for several minutes. Toward the end of the morning session a short, stout man with grey whiskers mounted on a chair and caught the eye of the chairman: "What is your name and state?" demanded the presiding officer. "Maginnis, of Mon tana," was the reply, and the cheer that went up showed that the name was not unknown. The major had a resolution, but as one was then pending his was lost to the convention and to fame. C. D. O'Brien, of St. Paul, was the .only Minnesotian to make a speech. The several delegations were nam ing their members of the various committees and Dakota had been called. Mr. O'Brien said there was a contest from Dakota, and he thought neither delegation should be recognized until the committee on credentials had re ported.. His motion to that effect pre vailed. The early adjournment gave the delegates plenty of time and little to do but to enjoy themselves. . There is no contest and no hustling, and the city to-nightis turned into one large pleas ure resort, where every delegate is dis porting himself to his heart's content. REGARDING THE TARIFF. "Watterson Will See to It That Cleveland's Sentiments Are in the Platform. Special to the Globe. St. Louis, Mo., June s.— There is but one contest before this convention. Cleveland will be nominated by accla mation to-day, and Thurman is almost as certain to be named on the first bal lot. Everybody feels this. The only shadow of contest was indicated in yes terday's dispatches, and is over the tar iff. There is a certain class of worried. Democrats, largely in the minor-' ity of course, . who . bear;,* a little toward the protection - idea. These men are straining every nerve to prevent anything like an indorsement of the principle which permeates: the Mills bill. In the light of to-night's.; events it is almost safe to say they will be routed— foot and dragons. They are powerful, and their money and influence are being used without stint in opposition to the work of such men as Henry Watterson and W. R. Morrison. They are opposed to the principle of revenue reform, pure and simple. Among them are Barnum, chairman of the committee, made rich : by protection; Henry G. Davis, the West Virginia millionaire is a close friend and ally who is likewise a bene-; ficiary. Arthur Gorman, of Baltimore, Tr.rpey, of California, Price, of Boston,' and others are in the league. Their ef forts have passed the bounds of pru deuce and are now receiving a red hot rebuke. It is held that to follow the. leadership of these men means to rebuke the tariff policy of the president and really cripples the Mills' bill. P. H. Kelly, our own committee man, is placed in the same category,' and is being scored right and left, the charge having made that he is a friend of Barnum, is working with him,', and directly against the oft-expressed' wish of the Northwest. Yesterday ; there. danger of the triumph of these men; to-day the danger is over. The delegates are awake to the im portance of thwarting any such design, and the committee on resolutions is easily controlled by those who are in ; exact accord with Cleveland's mesage.' The committee is now in session behind closed doors, and it will be far into the! night before the work is completed.; During a recess of the committee, Mr. > Watterson said to the Globe: "For warned of the intention of the obstruc tionists, we were forearmed. There is not the slightest probability of the convention or committee adopt ing any such a platform as will not be in full sympathy with the Cleveland message, and be hailed by the people as promising them relief from burdensome and illegal taxation. It will contain a warm indorsement of the message and the spirit and princi ple of the Mills bill. No, I have no idea a tight will be precipitated upon the convention. The platform as it passes from the hands of the committee will be adopted by the convention." PROSPECTS OF A ROW. The Tariff Question May Upset the Best Laid Plans For To-Day. Special to the Globe. St. Louis, June s.— The prospects are good for a pretty hot fight in the convention to-morrow over the tariff question, and if it is precipitated it will probably occupy the greater part of the day. In this event, the nominations may after all be carried over until [ Thursday. It is about definitely de- f termined that the radical revenue-' reform element of the committee on resolutions is in the , minority and that the tariff plank will be modeled after that adopted by the convention of 1884. This the revenue reformers will not swallow with good grace, and it is stated upon good authority that F. W. Lehmann, of lowa, will submit a ■ minority report endorsing aud SUPPORTING THE PRESIDFNT'.S VIEWS in the most outspoken and emphatic terms. The lowan, so one of his friends puts it, has a portional purpose to serve in this action. He believes that it is the one great opportunity of his life, and that if he can carry the convention with him, and he believes (and so do many others) that lie can, that if he can it will improve his standing, however high it may be now, in the Democratic party not only of his state, but of the country. He is being encouraged in his course by many who believe that the president's policy is entitled to the highest and most \ . thorough endorsement that a national . Democratic convention can give it and that there should be no deviating about the bush in the matter. Senator Gor man said to-night: "The prospects are good for an all-night meeting of the sub-committee." No three men on it are agreed upon the terms in which the tariff plan should be couched, and the prospects for a satissactory solution of the trouble are not encouraging. THIS MUCH IS SETTLED. A Tariff Plank in Accord. With Cleveland's Message "Will Be In cluded in the Platform. Special to the Globe. St. Louis, June Henry Watterson, chairman of the committee on resolu tions, said to a representative of the Globe to-night that the committee would report a tariff plank in harmony with the president's message on the subject, but he was not prepared to say 'whether it would do more. That much, however, he said, is set tled. THEIR LAST HOPE GONE. Gray Men Are About Ready to Give Up the Ghost. St. Louis, June Nobody is able to perceive a contingency likely to throw the convention into a struggle over the : vice presidency. Gov. Gray's friends have all along had two grounds of hope that they might eventually win. One of these was the attitude of the Ohio delegation, and it is a singular fact that the movement to bring the old Roman from his retirement came near being strangled in his own state. It is claimed that a majority of the Ohio delegation are really against Thurman to this day, j and are accepting him only be cause the country is fairly forcing him . upon them. Ohio was brought over to the Thurman standard, however, Mon day night, and to-day the delegation, having perceived that the nomination was inevitable, passed a Thurman reso lution, much stronger and more satis factory than the one of Monday night. The Gray men alsoliad some hopes that by making a courageous stand they could hold in line the friends of all the other candidates, thus preventing Thurman getting two-thirds on the first ballot. But the unit rule has been . adopted' by the Thurman majority in six •or eight of the states, . notably Michigan, New York, " Pennsyl vania and Tennessee, thus forcing the minority to help swell the votes of the - favorite, and practically destroying the last hope of the supporters of Gov. - Gray. There have been rumors of com binations to bring Carlisle or Dickinson into the contest, but the friends of both ' deny that any effort is being made in their behalf. : •-' Senator Voorhees says the question; whether Gray's name shall be placed in nomination is to be decided to-morrow morning. ;"':•.; ONE DATS WORK Those Who Will Name the Nation's Head Begin Business. Formal Organization of the National Democratic s Convention. Lieut. Gov. White, of Califor nia, Made Temporary . Chairman. His Speech of Acceptance Lauds the President and Party. Colorado's Offering Indicative of the Mineral Wealth of the State. Dakota's Delegates Tempora rily Prevented From Parti cipation in the Fun. Without Doubt Cleveland and Thurman Will Be the Ticket. Hoosiers Make Frantic Efforts tc Galvanize the Gray Corpse. Their Cry Now Is Anything to Beat the Old Ro man. St. Louis, June s. The Democratic National convention began to gather in the early hours of the morning. A full brass band of sixty pieces, stationed on the west gallery, filled the hall with martial strains and popular opera airs. The delegates straggled in, generally by delegations, and there was some con fusion in seating them in accordance with the plan arranged, but nobody ap peared to be in a hurry and everybody was good-natured. A noticeable inci dent of the demonstrations of ap proval as the hour of the open-, ing of the * convention '. approached,^ was the flutter of hankerchiefs and the waving of fans by the ladies, who filled the double row of loges, arranged along the front- of the two galleries, which had been given up almost exclu sively to the women, whose bright attire and pretty faces lent an additional at traction to the convention ensemble. At noon all of the delegations had ar rived at the convention hall, except those from New York and Missouri. The absence of the New York delega tion made a large gap in the center of the space reserved for the delegates, and the convention waited with mingled feelings of curiosity and impatience for the appearance of the Empire state's representatives. Soon after 12 they came into the convention, headed by ex-Mayor Grace, of New York city. Conspicuous as it marched to its place, with the eyes of the convention fixed : upon it, was' the distinguished FIGURE OF DANIEL DOUGHERTY, who is to place Cleveland in nomina tion, and he was cheered. At this mo ment a California delegate mounted a chair, and, unfurling a red handker chief, placed it upon the banner pole of the delegation. This is the signal for the appearance of hundreds of the "Old Roman's" standard, and in almost an instant, the banner poles of the Penn sylvania, Wisconsin, Nebraska, West Virginia, Florida, Utah, New Mexico, Ohio, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Delaware, Oregon and Nevada were decorated with red handkerchiefs, and from galleries, balconies and the nave of the hall, proper, the red banners waved all over the auditorium. A cheer came from a thousand throats in the galleries, which was caught up by the convention and grew in volume until tne blare of the band trumpets and the noise of the bass drum was drowned in the greater volume of the convention's full-throated voice. BEGINNING OF BUSINESS. Hon. W. H. Barnum Calls the Gathered. Clans to Order. St. Louis, June s.— At 12:35 the vast assemblage was silenced by a stroke from the gavel of Chair man Barnum, and the Democratic convention of 1888 was formally in ses sion. The chairman introduced Bishop J. B. Cranberry, of St. Louis, who opened the proceedings with prayer. He said: Almighty God, our Heavenly Father, Who art lifted far above all this tur moil, and yet dost stoop to us in answer to our prayer, we adore Thee. We praise Thee. We give Thee thanks for Thy great goodness to the sons of men. Thou art God and we are the people of Thy providence and the work of Thy hand. We thank Thee for this great country which Thou hast given us; for the Increase of our population and . our wealth, and our power; for the diffusion of knowledge; for Thy word, which giveth light for the church and for | all Christian institutions. Forgive us our ingratitude, our forgetfulness of thee, our disobedience according to the multitude of thy favors in Christ. Oh, Lord, save us from pestilence, famine and war; from sectional strife and an archy and disorder; from the reign of vice and crime, and impiety. May the foundations of our prosperity be laid in faith and reverence and righteousness and love; and may the favor of our God be our defense and our glory. We be seech Thee, Almighty God, that Thou will bless the president of the United States and all that are in authority, and do Thou provide for us able men, who fear. God; men of truth and righteous ness; and may our people be led on by. Thy wisdom, and Thy power and good ness, from height to height of material and intellectual and moral development. May these .blessings be transmitted from generation to generation, and ex tend to "• all nations; that all the; earth may see the glory of our God. These prayers we offer in the name of Thy Son, Jesus Christ. Amen. The chair then stated that acting un der authority conferred upon him by the national Democratic committee, he would present to the convention the names of persons selected by the com mittee to preside over and officer the temporary organization of the conven tion. As the secretary read the name of S. If. White, of California, as the tempo rary chairman, the convention greeted it with cheers, as it also greeted the name of F. O. Prince, of Massachusetts, as secretary. The reading of the list of officers having been concluded, the choice of the committee was ratified by the unanimous vote of the convention. The chair appointed A. P. Gorman, of Maryland; C. S. Brice, of Ohio, and P. W. Dawson, of South Carolina, as a com mittee to conduct Mr. White to the plat form. IT COVERS THE GROUND. Address of Lieut. Gov. "White on Assuming the Temporary Chair manship. St. Louis, June s.— Having taken the chair, the new presiding officer was greeted with another round of applause and cheers. Mr. White said: Gentlemen of the Convention: Pro foundly grateful for the distinction just conferred upon me, I am nevertheless conscious that I have been chosen for this position because of your apprecia tion of that important section of our common country from whence I come. I can assure you that those whom I in part represent will regard with satisfac tion the recognition which they have just received, not because of any un common ability or influence of mine, but for the reason that this is the only oc casion in the history of our national con vention upon which the Pacific slope has been accorded such an honor. Califor nia was acquired under Democratic rule. It became a commonwealth under Democratic auspices. It is therefore fitting that the bestowal of this favor should emanate from the organization whose patriotism and courage gave her to the American Union, and that party should be the first to press forward with parental fondness the children of those who knocked and did not knock in vain, for admission to the privileges of state hood. I congratulate you not merely as Democrats, but as American citizens, on the encouraging circumstances which attend the inauguration of our proceed ings. For the first time for a period covering more than a quarter of a cen tury the Democratic national conven tion is held while the affairs of govern ment are conducted by a Democratic ad ministration. Up to the late presiden tial election, the Republican party de clared that Democratic success meant national ruin, and that whatever might be said of the crimes and transactions of those then in authority, yet to no other keeping could the welfare of the United States be safely confided. This doctrine was REPUDIATED AT THE "POLLS and the experience of almost four years has demonstrated that those assertions and charges were unwarranted and that the people were right in demanding and compelling a radical change. The platform of principles adopted at our last national convention prescribed with accuracy the rules of conduct which should control governmental ac tion. Grover Cleveland was selected by that convention as a man whose firm ness, ability, integrity and statesman like qualities pre-eminently fitted him to undertake the task of carrying out the great reforms thus suggested by the organization to whose tenets he had ever been ready to yield compliance. No public servant ever responded to the call of duty more fully, or in better faith? that our honored president. Un ostentatious in the discharge of his trust, he never failed to apply to affairs of state those sound business maxims, the observance of which is even more necessary in public than in private station. For years it had been generally con ceded that it was necessary to reform the tariff. The existing law on the subject had been called into being during the excitement and because of the exigencies of war. The Republican party, while not denying the necessity for reform, has ever failed to suggest any remedy and has universally thwarted the efforts of the Democracy to afford the needed relief. The pres ent administration lias realized the promises made by the Democratic con vention of 1884. It has sought to re duce taxation and lighten the burdens of the people, and to reduce the revenue so as to prevent undue accumulation in the treasury, and has at the same time taken the requisite steps to foster ana protect domestic industries. It has dis couraged the centralization of wealth and has enabled, so far as circum stances would permit, those in the less favored walks of life to enjoy the bene fits of their exertions. In other words, the Democratic admistration has set its utmost endeavors to carry out the plat form on which OUR GREAT REFORM VICTORY was achieved. If the tariff has not been modified it is because of Repub lican obstruction. The existence of an enormous surplus in the treasury threatens the industries of the country; is a constant source of injury to the con sumer and men of moderate means, who find it difficult to obtain monetary as sistance because of the withdrawal of a large portion of the circulating medium. This unfortunate situation is directly attributable to the policy of the Repub lican party, whose aim has ever been to encourage and enrich monopolies and to ignore the interests of the masses. During Republican dominancy many millions of acres of the public domain passed into the hands of corporate and foreign syndicates, formed for the creation of individual fortunes. The obligations imposed as conditions pre cedent to the investiture of title were persistently violated by the bene ficiaries, and those violations passed un heeded until the Democratic administra tion, in conformity with the doctrines of the party declared a forfeiture, thus ten dering to those seeking homes in good faith more than 40,000,000 acres, which had been withheld by the Republican party for the benefit of a selfish few. In conformity with the views of the presi dent a statute has been enacted pre venting the acquisition of lands by those not citizens of the United States, and restricting the power of corpora tions to obtain title to realty in the ter ritories. If preceding Republican ad ministrations had adopted the present Democratic policy, there would have been preserved as homes for settlers locating in good faith, immense tracts of fertile soil, now in the hands of cor porations and foreign speculators. For years universal attention has been directed to the dangers of Chinese im migration. ■ The . advent of hordes of pagan slaves disciplined to starvation, and inured to unremunerative . toil has rightly been considered destructive to the interests of labor ' and a menace to the republic. The Democracy, - unlike its political adversary, has always been with the people in this issue. The ad ministration has entered " into a treaty with the Chinese empire which: must result in EXCLUDING THE MONGOLIANS from our shores, and which, for the first time, makes it possible to prevent the perpetuation of the frauds on our immi gration laws now practiced by that race, and to preserve us " from the evils of servile competition. Thus, after re peated Republican failures, we reach a successful settlement of the question which justly agitated a vast number of our citizens, ana with which Republican leaders have proved themselves incom petent to deal. I cannot permit myself to dwell at any length on the many subjects which this occasion suggests. I cannot permit my self to point out the benefits which have accrued to all from the wisdom and prudence of our chief executive. The proprieties of the hour bid me hasten to the performance of the duties incident to this place. Suffice it to say that the RE-ELECTION OF GROVER CLEVELAND is demanded by the patriotic sentiment of the land. The Republican party is still strug gling for life. It cannot long survive. Its extended incumbency was due to the fears and doubts of succeeding the civil conflict. Those forebodings have been removed by time and thought and honest opinion, in spite of illegal force, openly used, notwithstanding criminal efforts defeating public will as ex pressed at the ballot box has driven un worthy servants from office and has summoned to power an administration to which no stain or suspicion has ever attached. This was done when the world doubted whether a free govern ment could be maintained here, and whether our citizens were strong enough to control the agents of their own selection, who defied the power of those from whom their authority pro ceeded. It was accomplished despite the perpetration of a crime against the electoral franchise, which deprived the Democracy of the fruits of victory, and the whole people of the services of that great statesman and true American, Samuel J. Tilden. Here, where he was nominated, let it be said "PEACE TO HIS ASHES. ' He discharged great duties greatly. His name should be transmitted as an example of one who rather than disturb the public tranquillity sacrificed on the altar of his country the noblest aspira tions of an American citizen. Unable to reinstate themselves on any meri torious issue, corrupt politicians, whose transgressions have excluded them from office, seek restoration to authority by endeavoring to reanimate , the buried issue of a past generation. But these unseemly efforts must fail. Those who participated in the struggle are not anxious to renew it. The agi tators of to-day were in most instances noncombatants. A new generation has come upon the scene. The younger voters know of the war only through tradition and history. They are ardent, ambitious and enlightened. They look with aver sion on every attempt to lead them into impertinent discussion. They are anx ious for present success and future honor and happiness. They are too busy with the practical affairs of life to engage in useless controversy. They love their country better than the DELUSION OF AN EMPTY NAME. They know that the glory and advance ment of the republic is dependent on general co-operation. While they glory in their fathers' heroic deeds, they yet believe that unkind words and exag gerated references to the oast are rot promotive of present harmony, of future prosperity, and that an administration which treats alike, and recognizes that there is no distinction, before the law, of race or section, is best calculated to further the geueral interest and to per petuate the blessings of liberty. The honest, intelligent elector, whose judg ment is untainted by prejudice, is pre pared to again entrust this government to the Democratic party. That that party has accomplished so much, not withstanding the continued opposition of its foes, is ample evidence that dur ing the next four years its policy will be finally and completely adopted. The coming contest will result, in the triumph of Democracy. The nominees of this convention will be the chosen of the people, and if we do our duty, the Republican party will henceforward be unable to retard the progress of our country. Although Mr. White had requested, by way of preface, that during the de livery of his speech, the convention should preserve silence, he was fre quently interrupted by applause, and once or twice was compelled to stop until the applause had died away. He spoke with distinction, and could be heard all over the hall. When he men tioned the name of President Cleveland, the convention AROSE TO ITS FEET, and with waving hats and fluttering handkerchiefs, cheered for several sec onds. The mention of tariff reform was also cheered, and at the close of his address, the speaker was generously applauded. Curiously enough, the ref erences in the speech to Tilden failed to arouse any marked enthusiasm, and none of the New York delegation ap plauded the mention of that once in spiring name. VOTING FOR CANDIDATES. The Rule Which Will Govern This Important Work of the Conven tion. St. Louis, June When the ap plause that followed the address of Lieut. Gov. White, of California, ac cepting the temporary chairmanship of the convention, had . subsided, Gov. Green, of New Jersey, offered the fol lowing resolution: Resolved, That the rules of the last Democratic convention govern this body until otherwise ordered, subject to the following modification: that in voting for candidates for president and vice president no state shall be allowed to change its vote until the roll of states has been called and every state has cast its vote. Chairman White— The question is upon the adoption of the resolution. You move its adoption, governor? Mr. Showalter. of Missouri— rise to a point of order; that the resolution at this time is out of . order, for we don't know until the report of the committee on credentials is received who com poses this convention. "The point of order is not sustained for this reason," said Chairman White; "that we meet here as a deliberative body, and I suppose for personal pur poses we can adopt any rules that we wish. These rules would not obtain, of course, if they were not adopted by the convention after the report of the com mittee on credentials. 1 will say, how ever, that I don't see that they can be made applicable at this time, since the subject matter to which they are di rected will not come before this body until that time. I suggest, governor, that, although I think the resolution in order, it might be well to let it stand over." Gov. Green— l think it has always been customary adopt it. Chairman White— The house will then vote on the question of their adoption. The vote was almost unanimous m favor of the resolution. USEFUL AND ORNAMENTAL. Colorado's Unique Donation to the Convention. St. Louis, June s.— lmmediately fol lowing the adoption of the resolution offered by Gov. Green, of New Jersey, relative to the rules of ; the convention, Mr. Patterson, of Colorado, took the floor and said: . "In behalf of j Colorado's Democracy, I crave the indulgence of this conven THE MANIAC'S CHILD," By W. K. COCHKA-TC. A STORY OF MINNESOTA. IN FRIDAY'S GLOBE. NO. 158- -4 tion to present to it for use by its chair man, a solid silver gavel." Mr. Patterson theu held up the gavel, which created great applause. - Continuing, he said: "It was wrought from the product of Colorado mines and fashioned by Colorado artisans. It is the modest offering of the youngest member of the federal union to that party that restored silver to the mone tary plane from which it was degraded! through the Republican congressional! conspiracy of 1573. and that has ever since remained its consistent champion.' May the announcement be made to the! civilized world through its silvery tones of the second nomination of the people's* choice for president— Grover Cleve land." As Mr. Patterson resumed his seat he was loudly cheered by the delegates, who set up a shout that rocked the building at the reference to Cleveland. When quiet had been restored, Chair man White said: "Gentleman of the convention; if there is no objection, and I assume that there will be none, this present will be deemed accented . It is solid silver and as far as a gavel can do it, you will have to be ruled by silver" [applause]. THE FIRST ROLL CALL. Senator Gorman Gives the Secre* tary Something to Do. St. Louis, June s.— Subsequent to the acceptance by the convention of the magnificent silver gavel presented by the Colorado delegation, Senator Gorman, of Maryland, passed up the following resolution, which was read by . the secretary: Resolved, That the roll of states and territories be now called, and that each delegation name one member to act as a member of the committee on creden tials, one member on the committee on permauent organization and one mem ber on the committee on resolutions, and that all resolutions in relation to the platform of the Democratic party be referred to said committee without de bate. Senator Gorman's motion to adopt the resolution carried, and Chairman White instructed Secretary Prince to call the roll of states alphabetically. Mr. Rainer, of New York, asked if it would not be in order to call the roll of the convention for the purpose of hav ing the credentials of delegations de livered to the chair. Chairman White— is the object of the resolution presented to the con vention by Senator Gorman, of Mary land. It covers that subject— hist the appointment of the committee. Af tee. that committee is appointed, then or course some means of putting the cre dentials into their hands will be sug gested. The credentials will be pre sented, I am informed, in the usual or der to the committee on credentials. The place will be designated. The sec retary will now call the roll. The secretary called the roll of states, and as each state was called the chair man of the delegation responded with the names of members of the committee on resolutions, permanent organization and credentials, as decided upon by the various states before the convention met. SELECTED BY STATES. Organization of the Various Dele* , Rations. ';;vr;. " ' St. Louis. Mo., June s.— The follow-' ing is the organization of the delegations as reported to the convention: Alabama— Chairman, E. W. Pettus; secretary, Leopold Strauss; national committeeman, 11. C. Semple. Arkansas— committeeman, Henry D. Clayton: committee on reso lutions, W. L. Terry; committee on credentials, A. S. Morgan; committee on organization, B. F. Duful. Arizona— Credentials, George G. Berry; organization, George G. Berry; resolu tions, J. C. Herndon. California— Charles W. Sclunitt; committee on resolutions, Clay W.Taylor; credentials, Joseph Clark; organization, Robert Cossner; commit teeman, M. F. Tarpey. Colorado— Thomas M. Pat terson; secretary, T. B. Ryan; resolu tions, Thomas M. Patterson; creden tials, Dr. W. S. Cockrell ; organization, E. A. Ballard; committeeman, C. 8, Thomas. .:->-■': Connecticut— Chairman, James P. Pigott; secretary, Henry A. Bishop; resolutions, Alfred E. Burr; credent tials, Clinton B. Davis; organization, Henry A. Bishop; committeeman, Will iam H. Barnum. '. * * : t Dakota— Credentials, A. N. Bangs; organization. A. N. Bangs; resolutions, J. Walsh. - Delaware— Chairman, F. R. Cochran; secretary, W. A. C. Hardcastle; resolu tions, VV. F. Cairsey; credentials, W. H. Steams; organization, C.J. Harrington; committeeman, not chosen. District of Columbia — Credentials, William Dickson ; organization, William Dickson; resolutions, Lawrence Gard ner. Florida— committeeman.Sam uel Pasco; committee on resolutions, Andrew Johnson; committee on creden tials, John F. Dunn; committee on per manent organization, W. F. Whittledge. Georgia— Chairman, Pope Barron; secretary, B. D. Evan resolutions, E. G. Dubigmon ; credentials, H.D. Twigs: organization, J. L. Sweat; committee man, James 11. Estill. Idaho— Credentials, John M. Simcott; organization, R. S. Harvey; resolutions, R. Harvey. r Chairman, William R. Morri son; secretary, Francis A. Hoffman, Jr.; resolutions, N. F. Worthington; cre dentials, James W. Patton;" organiza tion. Thomas M. Thornton; committee man, E. M. Phelps. Indiana— Chairman, John G. Shank lin; secretary, J. O. Henderson; vice president national convention, John H. Bass; resolutions, David Turpie; cre dentials, De.Foe Skinner; organization, O. O. Stealey ; committeeman, Simon P. Sheerin. . •. .• lowa— Chairman, W. H. M. Pnsey, secretary, A. E.Morrison; resolutions, F. W. Lehmann; credentials, S. S. Car ruthers; organization, L. L. Ainsworth; committeeman, J. J. Richardson. Chairman, Edward Carroll; secretary, G. A. Collett; resolutions, J. G. Lowe; credentials, A. A. Harris; or ganization. Angel Mathewsou ; commit teeman, W. C. Blair. Kentucky— Chairman, James A. Mc- Kenzie ; secretary, Urey Woodson ; res olutions, Henry Watterson; credentials, Robert Riddle; organization, J. B. Cas tleman; committeeman, Henry D. Mc- Henry. Louisiana— S.D.McEnery; secretary, Henry McCall ; resolutions, John Dyinond; credentials, R. C. Da vey; oraanization, Andrew Price; com mitteeman, James Jeffries. Maine— Chairman, E. C. Allen; secre tary, J. H. Montgomery; resolutions, A. W. Madigan; credentials, L. A. Ste vens; organization, Pay son Tucker; committeeman, 1 Arthur Sewall. Massachusetts— Chairman, John W. Corcoran secretary, A.' B. Alger; reso lutions, J.W. Cunningham; credentials, Patrick MeGuire; organization, Quincy A.. Towne; committeeman, Charles D. Lewis. Maryland— Chairman, Albert Ritchie; secretary, M. Charles Burke ; . resolu- " tions, A. P. Gorman; credentials, W. L. Bidler ; organization, James B. Brown; committeman not chosen. Michigan— Byron G. Stout; Continued ou Sixth Page. * '