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Cleveland's Running: Mate
Is the Gladstone of
Before His Great Popularity
All Other Booms Melt
Supporters of Gray and Black
Stand by Their Favor-
ites Nobly,
Striking1 Their Colors Only
When the Last Gun
Is Fired.
Then They Join the Acclaim
for the Grizzled
Thunders of Applause Ac-
company His Nomination
by Acclamation.
The Platform Is One on Which
All Democrats Can
Its Interpretation of the Tariff
Question Is Cleveland's
Republican Shortcomings Are
Enumerated as Are Demo-
cratic Virtues.
The Issue Is as Plain as Day
and Now Look for
For President - - GRQVER CLEVELAND.
For Vice President-ALLAN G.THURMAN.
The Emblem - - - THE RED BANDANA.
The Certain Result VICTORY.
St. Louis, .June 7.— Contrary to all
expectation the spirit of the Democratic
national convention to-day in nomina
ting for vice-president Allan (_. Thur
man was deliberative, not sentimental.
It was not until after bonis of earnest j
debate and until on a formal ballot the
representatives of three out of the four
pivotal states— Connecticut, New Jer
sey and New Yolk— had firmly and
calmly put themselves on record as be
lieving the old [Ionian the strongest
man in the party where strength was
most needed, that the convention threw
itself into the long predicted ecstasy of
enthusiasm. Up to that moment the
.ssue had been doubtful. For the first
lay since the opening of the convention
the galleries were not unanimous for
rhurman. Supporters of Gray were
lobbing up everywhere, and huge
streamers of his colors were dangling
rom every railing. The renewal of the
worn for Gray inspired new life in the
supporters of (Jen. Black, and in the
speech making which followed the
Fhurman orators with their long, set
speeches were in painful contrast with
.heir opponents, whose bright, im
promptu sayings were exactly fitted to
the moment.
The labored effort of Tarpey, the Cali-
Fornian, Thurman's chief spokesman,
excellent at another time, led off the
list in this unfortunate respect. Instead
;>f the tumultuous, unanimous audience
he had with good reason counted upon,
tiie big westerner had
among the spectators and a frame of
mind among the delegates that seemed
;is nearly as could be purely judicial.
To make matters worse, came a ringing
speech for Black, right at tnis critical
juncture, from Patterson, of Colorado,
one of the readiest and most captivat
ing speakers in the convention. Voor
hees, ci Indiana, fiercely followed up
the advantage gained, turning it all to
Gov. Gray. Then Kentucky, with tell
ing force, seconded the nomination of
the man from Indiana. Bets were of
fered at even terms by on-lookers that
Thurman would be killed off by the op
position, and never be the nominee of
the party. The Thurman delegates
were now alive to the danger, and
showed their alarm by sending to the
platform such orators as Raines, of
New York, and Daniels, of Virginia.
They stemmed the tide as best they
could, but it was not until the balloting
vas far under way, and New York had
•ast her 72 votes solid for Thurman,
hat there was a change of front in the
(invention as a whole. The general
.nderstauding had been that New York
,-ould hold back until all the other
states had voted. It was the turn of the
opposition to be taken aback, Pennsyl
vania now swung into line solidly with
GO Thurman votes. The
The nomination was liberally made
by acclamation, the vote of the states
being announced after the extraordi-
nary waving of banners and bandanas
had ceased from exhaustion and the
people were too hoarse to cheer.
The feature of the day, aside from.
the exciting spectacle presented when
the nomination of Thurman became a
certainty, was the memorable sight of
Henry Watterson, after reporting the
platform ot the convention, extending
the hand of good fellowship to his an
tagonist. Senator Gorman. The Mary
lander, moved by the calls of the thou
sands looking down from all sides, took
the proffered palm gracefully. It was
a tableau evidently not prearranged,
and though lasting but a moment, was
an incident which formed the subject of
as much good-natured banter and dis
Democrats Settle Down to Com-
plete a Great Work.
St. Louis, June 7.— 10:35 nearly
all the delegates were in their seats and
Chairman Collins, after rapping for
order, said: "The convention will be in
order. Delegates will please take their
seats, as will gentlemen in the aisles."
After waiting several minutes Chair
man Collins announced that prayer
would be offered by the Rev. B. G.
Blank, of St. Louis. The Rev. Dr.
Blank ottered the following prayer:
'•Almighty and ever blessed God.
Who art the maker of all things and
I the Father ot all our mercies, we desire
the Father of all our mercies, we desire
| this day to remember Thy benefits and
bless Thee for all Thy goodness to us.
We adore Thee as the God of Provi-
dence, and as the God of our salvation,
as revealed in the gospel of Thy Son.
We worship Thee as our God, the God
of our fathers, the God of our people.
We recognize Thy good hand in all the
evils of our history. We bless Thee for
this goodly land which we possess, for
under which we live, and for our
marvelous progress in all the elements
of wealth and power and intelligence
and influence among the nations of the
i earth: for all the blessings which Thou
I hast bestowed and for all the disasters
I and trials which Thou hast overruled
1 for our good. And now, O God, help
' us to realize the responsibility which
rests upon us all who live in these
| times and who are the heirs of these
! blessings. O.God, save us, we beseech
j Thee, from foolish pride, from self-
glorifying, from forgetfulness of Thee,
; from political corruption, from sec
j tional strife. Make us a united people,
I a truly patriotic people, a people
I worthy of our magnificent estate and
• our grand opportunities, a people loving
! righteousness and hating iniquity, a
j people whose God is the Lord. We
pray Thy blessing upon the president
i of the United States and tin- governors
| of the different commonwealths and
; upon our national and state legisla
i lures, upon all who are in authority, to
. Hit- end that we may live pious and
j peaceable lives in all goodness and hon-
I esty. We pray Thy blessing upon this
| great convention here assembled, whose
members are gathered from every
quarter of our great country. () God,
be Thou in their midst to-day, and do
in the important matters in which they
are engaged. Do Thou guide their
thoughts and sway their feelings in the
consideration of the great questions and
the difficult questions which are. before
them, so that there may be entire har-
mony, so that Thy will be accomplished
through them and such measures be
adopted and action taken as shall be for
the good of our entire country, for the
advancement of all its diversified inter-
ests and for the glory of Thy great name.
These favors .we ask for Jesus' sake.
At the conclusion of the invocation,
Henry Watterson. who was standing be-
side the chairman, said: "I have the
honor to report the resolutions agreed
upon unanimously by the platform com-
mittee." The report was then read by
the clerk.
A Platform That is as Solid as the
St. Louis, June Following is the
The Democratic party of the United
States, in national convention as-
sembled, renews the pledge of its fidelity
to Democratic faith and reaffirms the
platform adopted by its representative;
in the convention of 1884, and indorses
the views expressed by President Cleve-
land in his last earnest message to con-
gress, as the
of that platform upon the question of
tariff reduction, and also indorses the
efforts of our Democratic representa-
tives in congress to secure a reduction
of excessive taxation.
Chief among its principles of party
faith are the maintenance of an indis-
I soluble union of free and indestructible
j states, now about to enter upon its sec
i ond century of unexampled progress
• and renown, devotion to a plan of gov-
ernment regulated by a written consti-
tution strictly specifying every granted
power and expressly reserving to the
states or people, the entire ungranted
residue of power, the encouragement of
a jealous popular vigilance, directed to
all who have been chosen for brief
terms to enact and execute the laws,
and are charged with the duty of pre-
serving peace, insuring equality and es-
tablishing justice.
The Democratic party will welcome
| an exacting scrutiny of the adminis-
tration of the executive power, which
four years ago was committed to its
trust in the election of Grover Cleve-
land president of the United States,
but it challenges the most searching in-
quiry concerning its fidelity and
which then invited the suffrages of the
people. During a most critical period
ot our financial affairs, resulting from
overtaxation, the anomalous condition
of our currency, and a public debt un-
matured, it has, by the adoption of a
wise and conservative course, not only
averted a disaster, but greatly promoted
the prosperity of our people.
It has reversed the improvident and
unwise policy of the Republican party
touching the public domain, and has re-
claimed from corporations and syndi-
cates, alien and domestic, and
nearly 100,000,000 acres of valuable
land to be sacredly held as homesteads
for our citizens.
While carefully guarding the interest
to the principles "of justice and equity,
it has paid out more for
to the soldiers and sailors of the Re
public, than was ever paid before dur
ing an equal period.
It has adopted and consistently pur
sued a firm and prudent foreign policy,
preserving peace with all nations, while
scrupulously maintaining all the lights
and interests of our own government
and people at home and abroad.
The exclusion from our shores of
Chinese laborers, has been effectually
secured under the provision of a treaty,
the operation of which has been post
poned by the action of a Republican
majority in the senate.
Honest reform in the civil service has
been inaugurated and maintained by
President Cleveland, and he has brought
the public service to the
not only bv rule and precept, but by
the example of his own untiring and
unselfish administration of public af
In every branch and department of
the government under Democratic con
trol, the rights and the welfare of all
the people have been guarded and de
fended; every public interest has been
protected, and the equality of all our
citizens before the law without regard
to race or color, has been steadfastly
Upon its record, thus exhibited ' and
upon the pledge of a continuance to the
people of the benefits of Democracy, it
asks a mf*%
by the election of a chief magistrate,
who has been faithful, able and pru
dent. To invoke in addition to that
trust by the transfer also to the Dem
ocracy of the entire legislative power.
The Republican party controlling the
senate ami resisting in both houses of
congress a reformation of unjust and
unequal tax laws, which have outlasted
the necessities of war and are now
undermining the abundance of a long
peace, W^St
equality before the law and the fairness
and justice which are their right. Then
the cry of American labor for a better
share in the rewards of industry is
stifled with false pretenses, enterprise
is fettered and bound down to home
markets, capital is discouraged with
doubt, and unequal, unjust laws can
neither be properly amended or re
The Democratic party will continue
with all the power confided to it the
struggle to reform these laws, in ac
cordance with the pledges of its last
platform, indorsed at the ballot-box by
the suffrages of the people. Of all the
industrious freemen of our land, the im
mense majority, including
gain no advantage from excessive tax
laws, but the price of nearly everything
they buy is increased by the favoritism
of an unequal system of tax legislation.
All unnecessary taxation is unjust tax
It is repugnant to the creed of Democ
racy that by such taxation the cost of
the necessaries of life should be un
justifiably increased to all our people.
Judged by Democratic principles the
interests of the people are betrayed
when, by unnecessary taxation, trusts
and combinations are permitted to ex
ist, which while unduly
that combine, rob the body of our citi
zens by depriving them of the benefits
of natural competition. Every Demo
crat rule of govermental action is vio
lated, when, through unnecessary taxa
tion, a vast sum of money, far beyond
the needs of an economical administra
tion is drawn from the people and the
channels of trade and accumulated as a
demoralizing surplus in the national
treasury. The money now lying idle in
the federal treasury, resulting from su
perfluous taxation, amounts to more
than $125,000,000 and the surplus col
lected is reaching the sum of more than
£00,000,000 annually. Debauched by
this immense temptation, the remedy of
the Republican party is to meet and ex
haust by extravagant appropriations
and expenses, whether constitutional or
not, the accumulation of extravagant
taxation. The Democratic policy is
in public expense and abolish unneces
sary taxation. Our established domes
tic industries and enterprises should
not, and need not be endangered by the
reduction, and correction of the burdens
of taxation. On the contrary, a fair and
careful revision of our tax laws, with
due allowance for the difference be
tween the wages of American and for
eign labor, must promote and encour
age every branch of such industries by
giving them assurance of an extended
market and steady and continuous op
erations. In the interests of American
labor, which should in no event be neg-
lected, the
contemplated by the Democratic party
should promote the advantage of such
labor, by cheapening the cost of neces
saries of life in the home of every work
ing man. and at the same time securing
to him steady and remunerative em-
Upon this question of tariff reform, so
closely concerning every phase of our
national life, and upon every question
involved in the problem of good govern-
ment, the Democratic party submits its
principles and professions to the intelli-
gent suffrages of the American people.
Henry Watterson Gives the Plat-
form a Good Send-Off".
St. Louis, dune 7.— Upon the comple-
tion of the reading of the platform, Hon.
Henry Watterson, who had taken such
a conspicuous action in its construction,
arose on the platform to speak in its
support. He was greeted with round
after round of applause from the dele
gates on the floor, and the spectators in
the galleries. When the gavel of the
chairman had at last brought the con
vention again to order, Mr. Watterson
We bring to you a platform upon
which Democrats may stand without
feeling that they are away from home.
It embraces a declaration of principles
to which Democrats may subscribe with
out looking around the comer. It em
bodies a statement of facts incontro
vertible. It delocalizes the cause of re
form and gives to it a language which may
be spoken alike in New Jersey and Iowa, ;
in Massachusetts and in Texas. Its face
is set in the right direction, and its eyes
look upon the rising not the setting sun.
The language of agitation is one thing, ■
the . hands of construction is another
thing. Thanks to Grover Cleveland, the
attention of the country
in vain, is fixed at last upon a remedy of
real instead of the imaginary evils aris
ing out of a state of war, and hence
forward the Democratic party, which
has been the voice, will become the
hand of the people. But its hands will
be the hands of the builder, not the
destroyer, and it will remove the occu
pants before it takes the roof off the
house. Fellow Democrats, 1 bid you
be of cheer, touching the future of the
party of the country. Democracy at
least is one with itself, and though we
may sometimes contend among our
selves, our contests shall be those of
the Bomans of old, only resulting in
more Romans. It is now the turn of
the Republicans to know what it is to
have only half the country and no leader
at all. Gentlemen, two good Democrats
can only understand one another
thoroughly and love one another en
tirely when they have had some fun
together, and tins will be sufficient
reason, if any reason were needed, why
1 should present you Senator Gorman,
of Maryland."
The Man Who Managed the Last
Campaign Says Victory Is Cer-
St. Louis, June 7.— Chairman Collins
presented Senator Gorman, who was
j loudly cheered as he faced the multi-
tude. Senator Gorman said:
"I would be out of place were I found
elsewhere than in a Democratic conven-
tion and standing upon the Democratic
principles as written by Jefferson and
now being enforced by the Democratic
party under the lead of Grover Cleve-
land. Four years ago at Chicago the
Democratic party, restating its declara-
tion of principles, promising if intrusted
with power, that sectionalism should be
wiped out forever, that the finances of
your government would be controlled
and tariff directed, not to impair the
• brilliant industries of the land, but that
extravagant expenditures should ■ be
reduced until we would have a govern-
ment economically administered, and
that the war taxes placed upon us by
the Republican party should be re-
duced according to the requirement of
the government."
At this point the remarks of Senator
Gorman were interrupted by great
confusion in the rear pari of the hall,
caused by the influx of a large number
of people, who had gained admission
and were taking possession of the va-
cant seats, which had been occupied by
tiie alternates during the early days of
the convention. Considerable
for the moment under the impression
that a disturbance was being created by
some parties in the hall, but the situa-
tion was soon understood and appre-
ciated. The band struck up "Hail
Columbia,'' at the conclusion of which
quiet was restored and Senator Gorman
resumed his remarks, as follows:
"Upon the declaration of principles
thus made at Chicago, we went before
the people, and the result was
the election of Grover Cleveland. In
the matter of the reduction of taxation
he has been thus honest and earnest,
ami with the desire to carry out to the
letter the promises of his party, and
when he declared that we were now to
face the fact of the reduction of taxa-
tion and without this hundred million
of surplus, it was no longer a question
nor could it be controlled by claptrap
phrases of the opposition charging us
with free trade or protection either, but
that we stood as honest men, as honest
reformers, to
$100,000,000 per annum. Differ as you
will about the phrases, we have pre-
sented a platform in strict accord with-
al the Democratic declarations that
have preceded us. As Mr. Watterson
has well said, it is a platform upon
which every Democrat in this broad
land can stand. And if in the discussion
of the great questions where local in-
terests play so sharp a part there is dur-
ing the campaign and during future
campaigns some difference, there will
be the same spirit of toleration. We
will hold every Democrat to the cardi-
nal principles of the party, but we will
give him liberty of conscience and
action on (inessentials. With such a de-
claration and such a candidate we will
go forth to battle against a party which
is yet well organized, holding advantage
of position of criticising without mak-
ing themselves responsible for any par-
ticular measure. We will not under-
rate them, but I say to you, with an op-
portunity that I have had of communi-
cation with our fellow Democrats in
every state of the Union, comparing it
with the great contest we had in 1884,
we are better organized, united and, 1
think, more certain of victory.
The Convention Adopts Four Res-
olutions, in All of Which the
Northwest Is Interested.
St. Louis, June 7. When Senator
Gorman bad ceased speaking. Mr. Wat-
terson moved the adoption of the plat-
form. The vote was unanimous, and
followed by long continued cheering.
Mr. Watterson then said the platform
committee had adopted and requested
the passage without discussion three
resolutions, the first of which was pre-
sented by Congressman Scott, of Penn-
sylvania, as follows:
Resolved, That this convention hereby in-
dorses and recommends the early passage of
the bill for the reduction of the revenue now
pending in the house of representatives.
The vote on its adoption was unani-
mous. A large number of the delegates
rapturiously applauding. Then Mr.
Frederick Lamon, of California, pre-
sented the following, which was also
adopted amid cheers :
Resolved, That a just and liberal policy
should be pursued In reference to the ter-
ritories, that the right of self-government is
inherent In the people, and guaranteed under
the constitution: that the territories of Wash-
ington, Dakota, Montana and New Mexico
are by virtue of population and development
entitled to admission into the Union as
states, and we unqualifiedly condemn the
I course of the Republican party in refusing
statehood and self-government to their
r i_x-Gov. Leon Abbett, of New Jersey,
Was introduced by Mr. Waterson, and
presented the third resolution:
f Kesolved, That we express our cordial
sympathy with the struggling people of all
nations in their efforts to secure for them-
selves the inestimable blessings of self-gov-
ernment and civil and religious liberty, and
we especially declare our sympathy with the
efforts of those noble patriots who, led by
Gladstone and Parnell, have conducted their
grand and peaceful contest for home rule in
The convention rose in a body and
shouted itself hoarse in approbation of
the sentiments of the resolution, which
was adopted without dissent.
C. W. Baker, of Ohio, then asked in
the name of his state unanimous consent
to offer these resolutions of respect to
the memory of Thomas A. Hendricks,
which was granted: 9E§__£
The Democracy of the nation in convention
assembled remember with pride and merit
the distinguished services of Hon. Thomas
: A. Hendricks to his party and his country.
He was a fearless leader, a distinguished
statesman, a pure patriot. In the adminis-
tration of all public trusts he acted with
ability. We tender to Mrs. Hendricks in her
bereavement the affectionate respect and
sympathy of the Democracy of the United
Chairman Collins asked that in res-
pect to the memory of one of the great-
est of Democrats, those of the delegates
favoring the passage of the resolution
would rise. The entire convention
arose and the chair announced its unan-
imous adoption. Chairman Collins said
the chairman of the committee on reso-
lutions had made a slight mistake in
saying that the committee was unani-
mous, as from at least one part of the
platform Mr. Cooper, of New York, dis-
sented. With that exception there was
perfect unanimity in the committee.
Mr. O'Brien, of Minnesota, Failed
to Get a Hearing.
Mr. O'Brien, of Minnesota, here
made violent efforts to attract the at-
tention of the chair, calling at the top
of his voice, "Mr. Chairman." The
only notice given him was the follow-
ing, delivered by the chair in a very
loud tone of voice: "There is nothing
in order now excepting to proceed to
nominate . for the office of vice presi-
Mr. White, of California, moved that
the roll of states and territories . be
called, and that the chairman of each
delegation announce the choice of the
delegation for a candidate for vice presi-
dent, naming the candidate first. The
motion was carried unanimously, and
the clerk proceeded with the call cf the
states. There was no response from
Alabama or Arkansas. When Cali-
fornia was called Mr. Tarpey. of that
state, stepped forward on the platform
and addressed the convention.
The Eloquent Calilbrnian Nomi-
nates Cleveland's Consort.
St. Louis, June 7.— When California
was called in the list of states, Mr.
Tarpey was introduced, and proceeded
to nominate the old Roman. lie said:
This is indeed a most pleasant duty,
which through the kindness of my
frie nds, 1 have been chosen to perform,
' and 1 am truly grateful to my associates'
who have so honored me. 1. fear that
j it was kindness alone and not my abil
j ity that prompted my selection from
i among the many eloquent gentlemen
who are members of the California del-
egation. But what I lack in oratorical
ability I, in some small measure, com-
pensate for in my enthusiasm in the un-
dertaking, and feeling as 1 do that the
most eloquent must fall short of doing
full justice to the gentleman whom 1 am
here to nominate. I have accepted the
trust with mental reservation that if
j nothing else, I am at least earnest in
' what I say, and filled with admiration
for him of whom I speak. That 1 am
j proud of the privilege of addressing
I you, I acknowledge, but that I am
whom l shall name, I will not denv, for
I feel that this republic holds no super
ior to the Hon. Allan G. Thurman, of
Ohio. The greeting accorded his name
is a well deserved tribute. Its spotane-
ity has been nobly earned. Be assured
a greeting will be accorded his name at
its every mention throughout this re
public from sea to sea, and from the
British line to the gulf.
Allan G. Thurman. What epitome of
American civil history is embodied in
that name. His character and ability
are known to every man. woman and
child in the land. His public services
will be a more enduring monument than
the columns of stone or of brass, for his
history will inscribe his name among
the list of America's illustrious sons.
Taking his seat in the United States
senate in 1S09. the imprint of his genius
is found deeply imbedded in the legisla-
tion of the country. From his first ap
pearance in the senate until his retire
ment from that body his voice was al
ways raised in WK*Wi
and in defense of their rights. For
forty years he has been a prominent fig-
ure "in public life, and yet to-day no
man can point to a single act or expres-
sion of his which does not do him credit.
Large at heart, large at brain, and larg
er still in experience, he is a man of all
men whose record justifies his nomina-
tion at your hands, in the sense that he
'cannot be defeated before the people.
A man of benevolent heart, manifesting
itself not only in private life, but it has
been the leading feature of his official
career. When the Pacific coast was en-
deavoring to retard Chinese immigra-
tion, when it had decided that national
legislation was necessary to accomplish
the desired result, when the merits of
.the subject were not understood east of
the Rocky mountains, Allan G. Thur
man, • then a senator of the United
States, was the first to raise his voice in
defense of those whose means of living
were in danger, and
v whose' homes were threatened
-with destruction. When the great rail
road corporations evidenced an inten
tion to evade payment of their obliga-
tions to the government this« great man
prepared that remarkable enactment
known as the Thurman bill, by which
the offending corporations were obliged
to provide a slaking fund for the re-
demption of their promises. During
the trying times of reconstruction, Mr.
Thurman was the central figure in the
"Continued on Sixth Page. I
Cleveland and Thurman— Tri-
umph in the Very
Democracy's Work at St.
Louis Completed by a Mas-
terful Stroke.
The Fires of Enthusiasm
Lighted to Lead the Con-
quering Hosts.
The Star - Eyed Goddess
Wreathed in Smiles at the
All Rivalry Buried in the Gen-
eral Harmony Which
Such Good Feeling and En-
thusiasm a Sure Omen
of Success.
Minnesota's Delegation Casts
Thirteen Votes for the
[: Old Roman.
Watterson and Gorman Join
Hands for the Coming.
Indiana Hoists the Bandana
and Declares Allegiance
The Northwest Contingent on
the Way Home Decorated •
With the Colors.
Special to the Globe.
St. Louis, June 7.— The old bandana
got there. The utter futility of kicking
against the pricks developed itself to
the few Gray and Black men, and Thur
man was nominated with a rush. Cleve
land and Thurman, the ticket, carries
victory in its very name. Democracy's
work at St. Louis completed and Dem
ocracy's work until the 8th of Novem
ber will be to but keep burning the fires
of enthusiasm lighted here to-day, and
the people at the polls will ratify the
work of the convention. The chief
tains of Democracy will quit St. Louis
in better shape and with fewer heart
burnings than was ever convention yet
left. Everything gives complete and
unbounded satisfaction, from the head
of the ticket to the last word in
the platform, and the vast crowd
now preparing to return home
can already hear in anticipation the
bravos with which their constituents
will greet the results of their labors.
St. Louis is preparing for a demonstra
tion that will leave no more room for
doubt of her satisfaction in every par
ticular, and her leading Democrats pre
sent faces wreathed in smiles at the
thought of the reputation the city has
achieved. The great convention is over,
and the good work accomplished. The
annals of political gatherings contain
no mention of an assemblage so unani
mous in pursuit of the best result; so
utterly devoid of all that could be
termed unpleasant in its enthusiasm.
It angered and disappointed the ene
mies of the party in its unanimity, its
harmony, and, above all. in its results.
It has filled the party of the people and
the constitution with unbounded satis
faction and delight. For the first time in
over a quarter of a century the Democ
racy is first in the field with champions
in whom the people have confidence,
and whose armor of principles may defy
the attacks of the enemy.
But Good Nature Was the Order
of the Day.
Special to the GloDe.
St. Louis, Mo., June The con
vention crowd reached the climax this
morning and the hall was jammed to
suffocation and insufferably hot. The
perspiration almost streamed down the
walls, and the tail feathers of the Amer
ican eagle, though they stood up per
pendicular with pride, were fairly
curled with the heat. The myriads of
red bandanas, which gave the hall a
lurid shade, came into great use to mop
the moist brows and protect the rapidly
disintegrating linen. The crowd came
early and there was an evident disposi
tion to dispatch business and adjourn.
Everything was ready. The platform
was agreed to and the nomination of
Thurman was a foregone conclusion.
With New York in the Lead Car- '
rying a Bandana.
Special to the Globe.
St. Lot June New York set the
ball rolling by elevating a bandana be
fore the session began. A great wave
of cheers rolled over the hall, and the air
was filled with the sunset hue of what
will now become the orifiamme of the
Democracy. There was a wild repeti- :
tion of the enthusiasm of the preceding
day, and when Pennsylvania flung the
red kerchief aloft, the wave rose and
swelled into a perfect hurricane of ap
plause. The Minnesota standard had
hitherto borne no emblem of the dele
gation choice, but now Chairman Win
ston twisted a bandana into a liberty
cap and hung it over the gilt neb of the
flagstaff, and sat down to enjoy the
tumult of cheers which followed. State
followed state in signifying its choice
until all but Indiana, Illinois, Georgia,
Massachusetts, Mississippi and Mary
land waved the Thurman emblem at
the masthead. The Gray contingent,
though baffled and beaten, was equal to
the emergency. The Indiana standard
surmounted by a gray hat with stream
ers of gray silk, was raised aloft and
gave the signal to the Hendricks club
of that state, which immediately re
sponded with a great waving of hats

and scarfs and a chorus of enthusiastic
Watterson and Gorman Hold a
Grand Love Feast.
Special to the Globe.
St. Louis, June 7. The convention
got down to business and Henry Wat-
terson ascended the platform. His re-
ception was a grand ovation, and when
he said the committee had unanimously
agieed, the cheers broke out again.
The reading of the platform was so
punctuated with cheers that the secre
tary could hardly proceed. The tariff
section brought the convention to its
feet with continued applause and the
sentiments were given a ratification
that made the formal vote seem tame
and useless. The star-eyed goddess of
reform brooded serenely over the con
vention while Henry Watterson deliv
ered his magnetic speech in support of
the principles laid down. Then came
another love feast. Watterson
reached over, as he concluded, and
grasped the hand of Senator Gorman
led him to the platform. As the late
antagonists on the tariff warfare, each
with a feature of victory in his cap,
stood hand in hind on the platform the
convention rose again and gave them a
grand salutation. The greatest ap
plause was reached when William L.
Scott introduced the resolution approv
ing the Mills bill, which was unani-
mously adopted without debate. Mr.
Lehman, of Iowa, presented the resolu-
tion favoring admission of the territo
ries of Dakota, Washington and Mon
tana and New Mexico, and Gov. Abbott,
of New Jersey, the resolution of sym
pathy with the struggle for home rule
in Ireland, both of which drew out wild
applause. The resolutions of respect to
the memory of Hendricks were adopted
by a rising vote. At this point C. D.
O'Brien, of Minnesota, mounted his
chair and waved a paper, but the chair
failed to see or hear him and the con
vention went on to the closing act— the
nomination of a vice president.
Tarpey's Tart Talk Was Lost
Upon His Hearers.
Special to the Globe.
St. Louis, June 7. — It had by this
time become so apparent that Thurman
would be nominated that the interest of
a contest was wanting, and after the
first cheer had greeted Tarpey's pre-
sentation of his name, the remainder of
his address, though a glowing eulogism,
grew decidedly monotonous, though the
applause never faltered. Once during
the delivery he mentioned Grav's name,
and the result was a blaza of applause
that staggered him.
Patterson's Rhetoric Is as Fine as
Colorado Silver.
Special to the Globe.
St. Louis, June 7.— E. M. Patterson,
of Colorado, who had made such a touch-
ing speech in presenting the silver
gavel, nominated Gen. John C. Black in
a short address that was a model of elo
quence and that set the Illinois delega-
tion with delight. His thrilling word
picture was rapturously applauded,
every section forgetting its candidate to
do honor to that cyclone, of eloquence.
It swayed that vast body like a reed.
Now touching it almost to tears with the
- tender language of love, then raising it
j to the highest pitch of enthusiasm by a
j glowing political tribute. It was a "su
| perb ovation. .
The Tide Turns to the Gray Fol-
Special to the Globe.
St. Louis, June 7.— The great speech
of Voorhees for Gray, of which so much
was expected, was tinctured throughout
with the somber essence of despair. In
stead of a presentation, it became an
! appeal. He asked, and even threat-
I ened. The convention was almost
j plainly told that without Gray on the
• ticket Indiana would go from the Dem
ocratic into the doubtful columns. Still
I it was a forceful speech and in a close
j convention might have stemmed the
I tide. The applause was very great.
I During its delivery and at its conclus-
ion the Sycamore was tendered an ova-
tion. With all the fire and enthusiasm
of a true son of the South,
Albert II. Cox, of Georgia,
added his eloquence to the Gray
strength, and Evan E. Little, of Ken
| tucky, added a tribute equally eloquent.
The argument was the same— politi
cal necessity of making Indiana sure.
j It looked, at this moment, as though a
j change were about to sweep over the
I convention. With Georgia and Ken-
tucky ranging into the Gray column,
I the Indiana delegation took courage.
j Gray hats and badges appeared in
! greater numbers, and the galleries and
the numerous bandanas grew limp-look-
ing. Mississippi pulled down the red
banner, and North Carolina covered its
standard with a gray pennant. The
bandana also disappeared from the Min
nesota spear head, and whispers circu
lated busily over the hall.
The Old Roman Scores a Great
Victory and Is Nominated.
Special to the Globe.
St. Louis, June 7. — The very next
speech, however, an eloquent little
burst by Nat Boyden, of St. Louis,
roused such a whirlwind of Thurman
enthusiasm that all doubt was swept
before it. Gov. Greene, of New Jersey,
gave a dignified second to Thurman,
but J. W. Dorsev, of Nevada, delivered
another second that, for figures of
speech, would have set Bob Ingersoll
wild with envy. They were so easy
and so graceful, so unique and so orig-
inal, that the great crowd thundered
out its ecstasy in applause. He spoke
of California as the golden-haired sister
who lay in the majesty of the Pacific
slope, cooling her brows in the snows
of the Sierras, and having her feet in
the rippling Pacific. "Give us Thur
man," he said, "and the thou
sand quartz mills of Nevada
will pound their ponderous pleas
ure." George Bain, of New York,
gave a sample of heavier eloquence, and
introduced Scriptural figures that para-
lyzed the Southern Democracy. By this
time the convention was becoming
thoroughly tired of speeches, and when
Gen. Tom Powell, of Ohio, made a good
but long talk he was interrupted by fre-
quent cries and cat-calls. F. W. Daw
son, of South Carolina, was shorter in
time and consequently better received.
Thompson, of Tennessee, and Throck
morton, of Texas, indorsed Thurman
without much comment. But a storm
of applause welcomed Senator Daniels,
of "Virginia, to the platform. He, too,
was for Thurman and he so told the
convention in eloquent sentences,
though his voice gave way under the
great strain of penetrating the hot, vast
hall. When Montana was called cries
for Maginnis were heard and the major
was compelled to mount a chair and give
his indorsement of the old Koman. This
completed the call and the convention
had become a mere ratification. The
call of the roll began and the votes for
Thurman poured in rapidly. Minnesota
cast one vote for Gray and thirteen for
Thurman. When Ohio was called all
NO. 160.
— , .
but one went for Thurman, the one
but one went for Thurman, the one
Gray vote being vigorously hissed and
cries of "put- him out" resounded
through the hall. There was no formal
completion of the roll. Before the call
was concluded the Gray colors had been
pulled from the staff of Indiana and the
red bandana substituted. The standard
was carried to the rostrum and in a sect
ond it was surrounded by the others,
while the convention gave itself up to
the hilarity of the moment. The scenes
of yesterday were repeated in all their
force and a view of the hall was almost
obscured by the dense cloud of red ban
danas which waved and floated in every
direction. The chairman rapped and
pounded until he grew weary and red
faced. A red face was a popular color
and was only applauded. Finally order
was restored and the convention was
ready for business. Indiana came to
the front and moved to make the nom
ination unanimous and the applause, of
course, came in a storm. The conven
tion had done its work, and the several
little formalities of closing were con
cluded with cheers and cries in general
congratulations. The convention was
It Was the Mayor of St. Paul Who
Cast the Lone Vote for Gray.
Special to the Globe.
St. Louis, June Mayor Smith, ol
St. Paul, was the Minnesottan who cast
the single vote for Gov. Gray. The
mayor is a warm admirer of the Indiana
man, and was also moved by political
Col. Steele, of Deadwood, is the
Dakota Member of the National
Special to the Globe. .'
St. Louis, June The Dakota mem
her of the committee is not Col. Boyn«
ton, but M. L. Steele, of Deadwood,
recognized as one of the brightest min
ers of the territory. Col. Steele dis
tinguished himself in his address before
the committee on credentials and his
colleagues. Mr. Megguiet insisted on
his taking the place on the committee.
It was said that Boynton was Gov,
Church's choice for the place, but there
can be no doubt of the general satisfac
tion the appointment of Steele will givQ
all over the territory.
The Minnesota Contingent Split*
at the Last Moment.
Special to the Globe.
St. Lot June 7.— The Minnesota
contingent left for home at 8:30 thia
evening, half going by the Burlington
and half -by the Kansas City route.
They will arrive at St. Paul and Minne«
apolis about to-morrow evening, and
will receive with becoming meekness
whatever ovation the grateful, people
may see fit to bestow. Every member
of each delegation is armed with a Mrs.
Cleveland badge and a red bandana,
and the quiet tip may be given the en
terprising merchants of the Twin Cities
that bandanas will be very popular this
season. Mr. Doran attended the meet*
ing of the new-national committee this
evening, but the train left before he had
an opportunity to distinguish Himself,
The National Committee to Meet
in Washington June 20.
St. Louis, Mo., June 7.— The na
tional Democratic committee of 1888
met at 4 o'clock p. m. at the Southern
hotel. On motion of Senator Gorman,
Mr. Barntim was elected temporary
chairman. On motion of Mr. Mcllenry,
of Kentucky, Samuel Pasco, of Florida,
was elected temporary secretary, and
Edward B. Dickinson, of New York,,
was elected official stenographer. A
vote of thanks was given to Mr. Barnum,
chairman, Mr. Prince, secretary, Mr.
Dickinson, stenographer, and Mr. C. J.
Cauda, treasurer, for their faithful
services prior to and during the conveu-.
tiou. On motion of Senator Gorman it
was resolved, that the thanks of the nan
tional Democratic committee are
due and they are hereby given
to Ferdinand E. and Charles J.
Cauda for the effective, intelligent and
thoroughly satisfactory manner in
which, as the committee having charge
of matters relating to convention tick
ets, they have discharged the difficult
and delicate duties intrusted to themJ
A vote of thanks was also given to Coj.
B. J. Bright, seargeant-at-arms, and
Capt. Daniel Able, chief doorkeeper, fx_t
the faithful discharge of their respective
duties. Mr. Dickson, of the District of
Columbia, on behalf of the Democratic*
organizations of that district, invited
the committee to accept the hospitali
ties of those organizations at the ap
proaching visit of the national commit
tee and the notification committee to
Washington. The invitation was ac
cepted and Messrs. Dickson, Gorman
and Barbour were appointed a commit
tee by the chair to attend to arrange*
mentis connected therewith. On mo
tion the committee adjourned, to meet
in Washington June 20, at 12 o'clockm.
But the Sun Guesses the Thing
Will Work.
New York, June The Sun will
say: In respect of its contents, the St.
Louis platform evinces the benefit re
sulting from the watchful chastening
which we have continually bestowed
upon the free traders of all ranks, in
congress and out. As a matter of com
position it is a clumsy, incongruous,
sleazy piece of work: and as for princi
ples, the whole of it is contained in the
first twelve lines. In this declara
tion the whole elaborate reason
ing of President Cleveland's mes
sage against any reduction of
the internal revenue is pitched over
board, we trust, with his full consent.
Free wool and free raw materials of all
sorts are Hung into the waste basket,
where the old platform of a tariff for
revenue only has so long been resting
in innocuous desuetude. It is a great
change and the free traders knew what
they were about when they fought
through dark hours of the night to pre
vent its adoption and to secure some ex
pression which they could construe as
favorable to their own theory. The conn
vention and Mr. Cleveland have alike
put their love of free trade out to roost,
and may its sleep be peaceful and un
disturbed. It might have been made i\
good deal clearer, but we guess the
thi ng will work.
Bond Offerings and Acceptances.
Washington, June 7.— Bond offer
ing to-day aggregated $188,000 as follows '
Coupon 4s $15,000 at 128; registered 4a
$105,000 at 128; $50,000 at 127: $2,000 at
120>^; registered 4}.<s $15,000 at 100%.
The secretary of the" treasury accepted
$35,000 registered 4>i per cent bonds at
100%, in two items of $15,000 and $20,000
— '■ *****
New Orleans, June 7.— Capt. J. L,
Harris, a prominent cotton merchant of
this city, and owner of the Hurstbourne'
stock farm, near Louisville, Ky., died
suddenly yesterday afternoon, of a con
gestive chill. ":ZZZ*Z.Z

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