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Civilization and development that it has
a right to demand
If a young man happens to acquire
the prefix of "Honorable" to his name,
he.has the right to demand that that
shall not be he occasion of explanation
and apology ever afterwards. The peo
ple have a right to demand a higher
standard of integrity than that its presi
dent shall in His letter of acceptance
pledge himself to one term, and then by
every official act afterwards work for a
second nomination and appeal to them
again for a re-election. They have a
right to demand that he shall not prom
ise civil service reform with his lips and
break every such promise in practice.
The strength of Judge Gresham's can
didacy lies in the public belief that he
will not do such things, but that he will,
if elected, manage public affairs with
the same common honesty, he has here
tofore managed everything. There
fore, under the circumstances and
necessities of our party, and without
disparaging in the slightest degree the
merits of other candidates, 1 offer to this
. convention
But nominate Gresham and the peo
ple will bear him in triumph on then
shoulders to the White house and to the
official seat of Washington, Lincoln, ;
Garfield and Grant. The reins of gov
ernment, under the inspiration ot his
leadership, will be taken from those
who imperiled its existence and placed
in the hands of those who saved it, in
its hours of weakness and danger. In
behalf of the laboring man, of whose
struggles he is the living embodiment;
in behalf of capital, whose rights he has
guarded and adjusted; in behalf ot the
soldier, whose garb he has worn with
honor; in behalf of patriotism and loy
alty, of which he is the shining repre
sentative and example; and for the state
of Lincoln, Grant and Logan, I nomi
nate as a candidate for president of the
United States, the son of Illinois by
adoption, Walter Q. Gresham.
Mr. Swett was quite hoarse, and evi
dently could not make himself distinct
ly heard by the delegates at the back of
the hall or by those in the galleries.
When he first mentioned the name of
Judge Gresham there was quite hearty
applause by some of the deleeates and
many in the galleries. The reference of
the speaker to the resemblance between
Judge Gresham and Abraham Lincoln,
elicited more applause than any other
part of his speech. At the conclusion of
Mr. Swett's remarks there was consid
erable applause.
Frank F. Davis, or Minneapolis,
Electrifies the Convention by
Seconding the Nomination of
Bpecial to the GloDe.
Chicago, June 21.— When Mr. Swett
had concluded Chairman Estee an
nounced that Walter Q. Gresham had
been placed in nomination and inquired
if there was a second. In response to
this Frank F. Davis, of Minneapolis,
Minn., came forward to the platform,
seconded the nomination of Judge
Gresham and addressed the convention
■ as follows:
',*' "We bring no favorite son to this con
vention. Our choice springs from a na
tion's spontaneity. . Amid the clamor of
political strife the cry of faction has too
ten drowned the voice of the people,
but the artifices of which that cry is
born gives not to it enduring life, and
when the "still small voice" musters its
strength and proclaims to the world its
power it is
and cannot tie withstood. That voice
demands him for whose cause we speak.
The generations of the old and new
gather within the walls of this conven
tion. The old were knew when they
gave Lincoln to a world yearning for
freedom's vindication. Their zeal for
right beneath his leadership wrought
outD success. To-day that generation,
sacred and worn, but crowned with
laurels green as God's green fields, leans
on this newer one. Their union is a
bond of strength that heralds victory. I
point you to his sacred face upon your
walls and say— ye men of yesterday,
with grasp fraternal, we do clasp your
hands and bid you in these solemn coun
sels and at this hour of crisis give us
such another captain. They are all
splendid men whose names are called.
Pluck not one leaf from any crown.
Yet one seems greater than them
all. Not for a wiser statesman
ship or broader mental vis
ion—not from experience widening with
time which comes from life-long famili
arity with nublic trust, but for his sterl
ing common' sense, combined with vir
tue and integrity, for qualities that
made our Lincoln great. His, too, is the
divine attribute of courage, blossoming
into acts of heroism in field and council.
It has marked the man no greater when
it flashed from blade unsheathed beyond
the foremost battle line beyond Atlanta,
than when, from out the sanctity of the
•judicial shrine, it dared to humble by its
word wealth's proudest autocrat, and
lift up into light and sunshine labor's
dignity. If 1 were called to paint the
picture of an ideal candidate, his would
I spread upon the canvas and
if I were called to write the history of
the greatest candidate a party ever
named, I'd write it in two words—Abra
ham Lincoln; and if challenged to
match that with another, alike in birth,
in training, courage, convictions and
popular choice, I'd name you Walter
Gresham. Give us the man of the peo
{de; such as he are freedom's lawful
heritage. This is the nation's watch
word. I hear it amid the murmur of
the Northern pines— l hear' it in the
figs of heaven that come from harvest
aden prairies, waiting the garner's
Sickle to feed a hungry world—
lands that yearn for statehood wrong
fully denied. 1 hear it in the thunder
of the cloud-capped peaks of Allegheny
and Sierra, speaking in tongues of ava
lanche down mountain canon. I hear it
in the rush and whirl of commerce and
amid the crash of loom and wheel; it
rides upon the wind that blows through
the Golden Gate or fans the brow of
Liberty upon Manhattan's bay wher
ever toil from earth, or air, or sea brings
to the human race its fruits of labor.
These are the days of stern debate and
lofty council for the coming fray. That
fray will lie
It shall parallel the shock of- Milton's
angel cohorts. Behind us lies a field of
I conflict, dark with disaster and defeat.
The brave grow anxious and the timid
faint— burn the fires of hope within
the breast— j star of hope shines
feebly from a heaven dark with clouds
and rent with storm. In this your hour
of hesitation Gresham shall lift the
fallen Standard and marshal ."anew the
broken column. The old, the new,
unite in him, and this new fight which
we must take for victory, like that of
• -' old, will find its earnest of success in its
-. magnetic name. The leader' who, upon
the line of march could " yield unasked
his saddle to a sick and weary comrade
• . soldier-boy, and make * his way on foot
through storm and mud to field of ac
tion, shall be a hero candidate forjjol
,-v dier patriots; and for his utterances
' , from |the bench, unmoved by wealth,
unawed by power, the browned bat-,
talions of labor's knighthood shall swear
him fealty. .He is sound upon the tariff;
sound in financial views;- sound for free
speech, free ballot, human liberty and
honest toil: sound above all, in personal
honor, integrity and courage... As
knightly daring under Christ's cross
overthrew the heathen gods, so shall
he smash this juggernaut that
sits serene, clothed in "innocuous
desuetude" to prate of justice, civil
rights and dignity of public trust, and
still destroys them all. From this con
vention let his nomination issue forth
The great Northwest will vibrate with
his name. Twil satisfy the East and
South. The doubtful states shall no
longer be doubtful, Under his captaincy
'twill be a question of majority, not of
success. See how they rise to greet
him in his coming. "Welcome." I hear
the cry where sweeps the sounding
"Welcome*' amid the vine-clad
valleys of the state of gold. "Welcome"
from the southland, where men still
strive for freedom bought with blood,
still denied. "Welcome" amid the
thunders of Niagara and in the wood
land breezes of the thousand isles.
This sentiment for Indiana's soldier
jurist grows like the blossoming har
vests of our Western prairies. As
silent as the rain from weeping clouds
it has fallen
New life, new hope are born. The
field whereon our standard fell and hosts
dismayed and broken fled, becomes no
more than faintest reminiscence. The
fears the past awoke fade swift away.
New strength, new courage, new blood,
new men bespeak our cause's triumph.
Chief representative of this, the world's
grandest party, disappointment not an
expectant nation. For Minnesota I sec
ond Walter Q. Gresham's nomination.
When Mr. Davis, in his speech, painted
the life of Mr. Gresham as alike in birth,
in training, in courage, conviction and
popular choice, with that of Abraham
Lincoln, there was great applause and
cheering. Such references as "a man
of the people," and "a representative
candidate,** and "great soldier and jur
ist," were heartily applauded. At the
conclusion of Mr. Davis' eloquent refer
ence to Gen. Gresham as the coming
man, the audience applauded loudly and
vociferously, as also in a reference. to
as one which would unite anew the
masses oi the nepuouean party, ins
reference to Gen. Gresham •as a hero
and candidate for soldier-president was
also received with applause. The ref
erence to his position upon the tariff,
and finances, free speech,, free ballot,
human labor and honest toil was also
received with enthusiastic applause.
Mr. Davis' scathing denunciation of the
present incumbent prating of justice,
civil rights ana the dignity of public
trust, and still destroying them all, was
received with enthusiastic cheers, as
was also his reference to the name of
Gresham, which would satisfy all pat
rons of the country, including the
doubtful states, and the statement that
his election would be simply , -.' ;' : '. '>
and not of success. At the close of the
speech Mr. Davis' eloquent effort was
awarded with enthusiasm, cheers and
the usjal accompaniment of waving of
hats and hankerchiefs and applause
through a period of several minutes.
At the conclusion of Davis' remarks
he was greeted with loud and prolonged
applause, many of the delegates stretch
ing forward to shake his hand and con
gratulating him upon the brilliancy of
his effort. The ertire Illinois delega
tion and perhaps forty of other dele
gates, rose.to their feet and for many
minutes kept up the plaudits.
A Colored Brother From Missis
sippi Gives Gresham a Lift.
Special to the Globe.
Chicago, June 21. Chairman Estee
asked if there were any more seconds.
There were loud cries of "Lynch,
Lynch," and John R. Lynch, the well
known colored orator from Mississippi,
and former chairman of the Republican
convention, ascended the platform and
commenced his remarks in a slow,
measured tone. He said: 1 "Gentlemen
of the convention, 1 rise for the purpose
of seconding the nomination of the gen
tleman who, if selected by this conven
tion, will, in my judgment, be equiv
alent to an election. I refer to that
great and gallant soldier, that high
toned and honorable statesman,
that heroic and incorruptible judge,
Walter Q. Gresham, of Indiana.
I do not mean to say that unless you
nominate the man of my choice the
party will not be victorious, for I am
thoroughly convinced that the nominees
of this convention will be successful,
whoever they may be. The people of
this country are now anxiously awaiting
the very first opportunity to vote the
present Democratic administration out
of power. That grand and glorious
state of Oregon
already. The question is asked some
times. What about Judge Gresham's
Republicanism?, Is he a faithful, true,
tried Republican? Gentlemen of the
convention, permit me to say that
Judge Gresham is not a Republican
from a change of heart, for his heart
has never been wrong. He is not a Re
publican from conversion, for he never
needed to be converted. He was one of
the organizers of the Republican
party, one of the men who brought it
into existence, stood by it from its in
fancy to hoary age, and has faithfully
supported its candidates from the day
of its organization up to the present.
Gentlemen, a man to be leader of the
Republican party of Southern Indiana
must necessarily have some
in his veins. . Judge Gresham, as the
candidate of the Republican party for
the legislature, from Harrison county,
Indiana, in 1800, was elected to the leg
islature by a majority of nearly 100 votes,
when the same county gave a ma
jority of over 600 for the Demo
cratic state ticket. • As the Republican
candidate for congress in one of the
strong Democratic districts in Northern
Indiana in 1800. he came within 1,800
votes of an election in a district in which
there was a Democratic majority of over
4,000. From this I think, we can infer
that he is a man of the people, with
the people, and if nominated will be
elected. But it is said in consequence"
of the fact that he is not presented as
the first choice, as the favorite *
that he is not an available man. Gen
tlemen, I admit that he is not thus pre
sented, and I want to say here and now
if the choice of this convention should
happen to fall upon that high-toned,
brave, honorable, gallant son of Indi
ana in the person of Benjamin Harri
son "
At this point Mr. Lynch was inter
rupted by wild cheering and great ap
plause from the Indiana, California and
Kansas delegations, who waved their
hats and handkerchiefs. During the
uproar, a long-haired, wild-eyed 'indi
vidual in the north gallery, with sweat
streaming down his face, yelled, "you
hayed pulled the bung instead of the
spiggot." Mr. Lynch continued:
"His friends in the state of In
diana and outside of it will not
be allowed to do more for
the success of the ticket than will the
friends and supporters of Judge
Gresham. Those of you who are fa
miliar with the manner in which the
canvass has been conducted in the elec
tion of delegates from that state . are
aware of the fact that the friends and
supporters of Walter Q. Gresham were
more concerned, more anxious to main
tain the unity and harmony of the Re
publican party in Indiana than they
were to secure the election of Gresham
delegates. They were determined
there should be no faction, no division,
no strife created in that party or in that
state by any act or deed on their part."
At this moment there were cries of
"time" from several parts of the hall,
and the chair announced that there
would be no limit ;-, of time in
the convention in presenting the
names or seconding the nominations of
any candidates. Mr. Lynch, continuing,
said: . I will say very little more. While
it is true that he is not presented as the
first choice, the favorite son of the state
which, he .honored so long and so well,
yet I think . that the votes of this con-; j
vention will demonstrate the fact that
he is in a great measure at least the
favorite ... .. .... . -
SON of THE united states.
His friends, his admirers, his sup
.porters, may be • found all over this
country, from Maine to California, from
the gulf to the ocean, at any rate I am
satisfied that should he be presented our
party will be saved. What are his
achievements? What has he done?
What is his record? I can only
say in that respect • that while . it
has not been his privilege to serve
in either house of congress, while his
name- is not. associated with the war
legislation of. the country, while we
cannot point to his votes in the house or
in the senate, yet, when I look at a pic
ture on my left, representing a hostile
field, I see a place where Walter Q.
Gresham fell §~~S"S£f*S'B
in defense of his country, - ;
supposed to have been mortally
wounded— a brave, a gallant soldier,
who worked his way up from poverty.
The friend of the laboring man, the
friend of all honored men, and I be
lieve and hope will be the choice of this
convention. In conclusion, gentlemen,
let me make one more remark. # We of
the South occupy a delicate position in
this convention. We recognize the fact
that in consequence of circumstances
which we are unable to control that we
perhaps may not be able to materially
contribute 'to the success of the
ticket to be nominated by this con
vention. If you gentlemen .from
the Northern states, from the doubtful
states, were united among yourselves,
we, of the South, would fall in line and
help you to nominate your choice and
we. would all go home happy, but you
are divided and consequently we are
divided in this convention. At least
there will be no solid South. We came
here and find five 01 six good, upright,
honorable, honest Republicans candi
dates for the presidential nomination.
We come in contact with gentlemen
from all parts of the country telling us
that this man and the other one has a
man better than any. It is reasonable
to suppose that these arguments used
by these different gentlemen will
I confess that after listening carefully
to what all of them have said, my con
clusions are that Judge Walter Q.
Gresham is the man. 1 hope lam not
mistaken. I ask at your hands a favor
able consideration of the candidacy of
Judge Gresham.
he is in a great measure at least the
Massachusets Has a Good Word
for the Judge.
Special to the Globe.
Chicago, June 21.— "1s there a fur
ther second to the nomination of Judge
Gresham?" asked Chairman Estee.
Mr. McCall, of Massachusetts, here
came upon the platform and addressed
the convention as follows: -.. : ' i\; ■\"
Mr. Chairman: It gives me pleasure
to stand here and say one word in sec
onding the nomination of Gen. Gresham.
1 do this because 1 think that in him
self he is a man, and that he has those
fine qualities which are necessary to re
store the high office of the presidency to
its ancient renown. Ido it because I
think that he embodies those.
which were so characteristic of that
first immortal president which the Re
publican party gave to the country, and
I do it because I think his whole career
splendidly epotomizes the noblest arid
the truest Republicanism. 1 do not
propose, gentlemen, to detain you with
a long speech at this time, but- from the
day when Gen. Gresham (here there
were cries of "louder, louder"). Mr.
McCall, continuing, said: "I see that
at least I succeeded in making my re
marks heard in the gallery, and I am
glad that they are not disappointed.
From the day when Gen. Gresham,
as a stripling, took the stump
for John C. Fremont to the
day when he spoke from the steps of
the sub-treasury in the city of New
York he has drawn nothing but a Re
publican breath. I think that he is
strong with the people of this country.
He is uot presented as the favorite son
of any state, but he comes from the four
corners of the globe, and I believe that
he is strong in the hearts of the peo
ple and that he will make a strong can
didate to present. Now, gentlemen, I
wish to say one word about the objec
tion that is made to Judge Gresham, and
that is that he is .
• Now, I don't think these gentlemen
should be permitted to dictate the nom
ination of the Republican party. Four
years ago when your valiant leader was
assailed with all fury by those ' gentle
men, you came to his support and you
hid him in your heart, and I say that
it would be just as wrong to have de
serted Blame, for you to sacrifice so ex
cellent a Republican as Judge Gresham,
simply because he has received the
praise of those men. We should neither
make a sacrifice to their fury, nor to
their praise. There is no question what
ever of what the policy of his opponent,
Cleveland, is. It is not civil service re
form: it is not spoils; it is not protec
tion or free trade. .
and that he always follows no matter
over what vows or over what interests
of the country he may stumble, and I
believe, gentlemen, that with Judge
Gresham as our candidate, with the
hold that he has upon the people, with
his splendid Republican record, with
his record as a soldier which was never
surpassed by any purely soldier candi
date in this country, 1 believe that in
him Republicans have a magnificent
member, and if they choose him they
will on next November ratify the choice
of this convention by his election.
Rector, of Texas, Also Booms
Special to the Globe.
Chicago, June 21.— There were loud
calls of "lngersoll,"but "Pope" Bob did
not materialize, and the chairman rec
ognized John B. Rector, of Texas, who
said :
The life and character of Judge
Gresham belong to this great republic.
Starting in a . blacksmith shop, he
worked his way up to the highest posi
tions that can be given by the people of
the United States. Born. on a farm,
when he started in his career, a poor
orphan boy in the southern part of In
diana, with no help but his own good
right arm, he fought his way, step hy
step, to the high position which he now
occupies in the love, in the confidence
and esteem of the American people.
When war came on— great test of
the American constitution, that great
trial that was put upon our constitution
and form of government— Gresh
am was found
He cast his lot with the government,
and when the shock of battle came and
the men of the South and men of the
North joined in a death grapple. Judge
Gresham was there. Look at that battle
scene before Atlanta July 22, 1864 (indi
cating a large painting on the wall near
the speaker, where men of the South and
men of the North were joined in deadly,
conflict). There you find Judge Gres
ham." Hess, of New York, snouted:
"Why, that is Logan." [Laughter.] Mr.
Rector continuing, said: "There you
find Judge Gresljam battling for the in
stitutions of his country; there you find
Judge Gresham receiving from his gal
lant foe
which he carries to-day wive us Judge
Gresham for the nominee of this con
vention and the people upon the shields
of their love will bear him to certain
victory. Capital need not -be afraid.
The business interests of the country
will be conserved. A jurist of high
ability .a shining light in the Republican
party, he is the man that can win.
. .. ...-,..
The Favorite Son of Hoosierdom
Placed on Nomination.
Special to the Globe.
Chicago, June 21.— Mr. Graybill, of
Kansas,' moved to take a recess until 2
o'clock, but the motion was smothered
under an avalanche of - votes. '■■.. There
being no further seconds to the nomina
tion of Gresham the / secretary pro
ceeded with the ; call of the roll. j, The
secretary called Indiana, when ; every
one • interested in Harrison" set up a
great shout, and Col. Duck Thompson
rose to speak./ Cries of "platform,
platform," were flung at him from all
sides, but. the old man refused to be
budged from his place. - "I merely want
to make the announcement," said he,
"that the Republican party of Indiana
have selected a member of our delega
tion, Hon, 'Albert G. Porter, to" present
their candidate for president." [Cheers.]
Gov. Porter passed up to the platform
pud addressed the convention as fol
lows:. - -
; Then, in 1880, Roscoe Conkling vis
ited Indiana to take part in the memor
able campaign of that year, he was
asked on every hand: "How will New
York go at the presidential election?"
"Tell me," replied the great orator,
"how Indiana will go In October, and
then I can tell you how New York will
go in November." In October Indiana's
majority of nearly 7,000 for the Repub
lican candidate for governor informed
the country how she would go, and in
November New York and the nation
echoed her October voice. Indiana is
no longer an October state, yet now in
1888, as before in 1880, she seems largely
to hold the key of the position. She is
always regarded as being a close state,
but when the Republican party is thor
oughly organized, when it has done the
preliminary work of the canvass well,
and when its spirit is kindled to flame,
Indiana seldom fails to elect the Repub
lican candidates. She has never been
better organized for a successful Repub
lican contest than now; preliminary
work has never been more complete and
thorough, and the Republican masses
seem never to have been . more highly
roused and eager for the struggle. Give
Gen. Benjamin Harrison your commis
sion to lead them and they will im
and press forward, with enthusiastic
confidence to victory. The convention
that lately met in St. Louis disappointed
the Democracy of Indiana by refusing
to place an Indiana candidate on their
ticket. There is a tide in the affairs of
parties as well as of men, which taken
at the flood leads on to fortune. . The
present condition of Indiana is the Re
publican party's opportunity. Why risk
shipwreck on any shallows when the
full and welcome sea invites your sails?
Benjamin Harrison came to Indiana in
1854, at the age of twenty-one. He came
poor in purse, but rich in resolution.
No one ever heard him make first a ref
erence to his ancestors. Self-reliant he
mounted the back of prosperity without
The hospitality of his ancestors had
given their property to those whom they
had served. The core had gone to the
people, the rind only to them and their
families. We received, indeed, some
thing from them— their talents, their
integrity, their fitness for public trusts,
and what to some people would have
seemed a misfortune, but to a heart so
stout as his was, the highest good for
tune; he received from them the ines
timable legacy of penury. Upon his ar
rival in the state he entered at once
upon the practice of law and imme
diately achieved success. Amplitude
of preparation, a large view of ques
tions, a mind marvelously prompt in
yielding up its stores, and so exhaustive
in its power of reasoning that no argu
ment that would help his cause was
ever found to have been omitted — these
in his profession. In union with these
was found a fairness that sought no
mean advantages aud an integrity that
never could be shaken. The young
lawyer leaned on nobody's arm for help. r
Modest, but self-confident, his manner .
seemed to say : "I am an honest tub,
standing on its own bottom." It was
perceived from the start that in web '
and woof he was of heroic stuff. While .
he was engaged in the practice of the \
law and was rapidly rising to distinc- ;
tion the great Rebellion raised its hand j
to strike down the Union. Relinquish- .
ing his profession, its emolument, and
the fame to which it was beckoning
him, he yielded to the imperative de
mand of duty, raising a regiment, arid
receiving from Morton the commission
of a colonel.
to the sea: he was in the thick of the
fight at "Resaca and Atlanta, and Ills
gallantry and the efficiency of his well
disciplined command were so conspicu
ous on those fields as to draw from the |
heroic Hooker, in a letter to the secre- ,
tary of war, the highest ■ possible com
mendation of his industry as a discip
linarian and skill and intrepidity as a
soldier. He was not unknown to the
people of Indiana before he entered the
army. At a state election they, had
chosen him to the office of reporter of
the decisions Of the supreme court. His
opponents took the office from him
while he was serving as a soldier in the
field. The people, while he was yet in
the field, re-elected him. and on return
ing home on the disbandment of Sher
man's forces he received his commis
sion. On account of his eloquence as a
speaker and his extraordinary power as a
debater, Gen. Harrison was called upon ■
at an uncommonly early age to take
part in the public discussion of the
mighty question that had begun to agi
tate the country, and he was early
matched against some of the most emi
nent speakers of the Democratic party.
None who ever felt
desired to engage with him again. Pos
sessing oratorical powers of a high order,
he has rtever spoken for mere rhetori
cal effect. - He seems to have remem
bered the saying of the great Irish ora
tor and patriot O'Connell, that a good
speech is a good thing, but that the ver
dict is the thing. He therefore pierced
the core of every question he discussed
and fought to win in every contest in
which he engaged. He has taken part
as a public speaker in every presiden
tial campaign since he came into Indi
ana, except the one that occurred dur
ing his service in the army and he
threw his sword into that. In recogni
tion of his services in the ardent and
prolonged struggles of the Republican
party for the right of man and for the
restoration and integrity of the Union,
the Republicans in the legislature of
1881 chose him to be a senator of the
United States. I have not time to enter
into any detailed narrative of his serv
ices in "the senate. His rank was among
the highest. The delegates from Da
kota will bear witness to the unremit
ting energy of his efforts to have that
into the Union when for the 'crime of
being faithful to Republican principles
the Democratic resolved to keep it out.
Everybody will recall his . complete ex
posure of the civil service reform shown
in Indiana under the present adminis
tration. He possesses all that- you
should desire in a president— soundness
in Republican doctrine, a comprehen
sive grasp of mind, a calm judgment,
firm principles, uuquailing courage and
a pure character. The eloquent gentle
man from Illinois has commended to
your favor another distinguished cit
izen of Indiana. A state's place in
civilization is denoted by tne manner in
which she treats those who have served
her faithfully. I have' always honored
old historic Massachusetts for the man
ner in which she cherishes the fame of
.those who, in whatever department of
service, have -reflected honor upon the
commonwealth, how she calls the roll
with pride, how impatient she becomes
when their names are unjustly aspersed
or disparaged. 1 have not come here to
disparage that honorable gentleman,
brave and just judge, and heroic soldier,
whom the gentleman from Illinois has
nominated. If the roll of
were called who led in battle or carried
the knapsack,; she would bid me honor
them all. There is no need that I should
strive ■■ to dwarf others in "order that
Gen. Benjamin Harrison may stand con
spicuous. He stands ; breast to . breast
with the foremost of Indiana's soldiers;;
distinguished also in civic trusts; hero
ically faithful to public duty; skillful in!
marshaling men; to the sound of whose
bugle they quickly rally and. fall into
ranks; whom they have followed in
fierce canvasses more than once to the ,
desperate charges named with victory.
Standing here on behalf of a man who,
disdaining all adventitious helps, has
risen to distinction by .the force of his'
own merits. . 1 should regard myself un
chivalric did I not recall at least in brief
review some of: the worthy, 1 public
; achievements' of ; his ancestors. What
:ever tends to show that a life which has
been strong and useful has a foundation '
in 'traits that have long cluiigto the !
stock from which the man sprung.is in :,
the nature of a guaranty that he may be
trusted, under afl trial?. It is. something
that the public, who are interested in
being faithfully Served, are entitled to
know. We stand here to-day in the im
perial city of the Northwest. The name
of no family has ever been more
than [lie family of Gen. Benjamin Har
rison. It is woven into the very fabric
of the history of her people. I need ouly
give a passing reference to that sturdy
/Ben Harrison, from whom he takes his
name, a signer of the Declaration of In
dependence. He was governor of Vir
ginia when the possessions' of Virginia
; embraced the whole of the Northwest.
When the -Northwest was formed by
; congress into a territory, William Henry
; Harrison was first its secretary and aft
erwards its delegate to congress. When
the Indian Territory was formed, em
bracing all the territory of the North
, west, except Ohio and a part of Michi
gan, he was appointed the first gov
ernor. He held commissions as governor
' successively from Adams, Jefferson and
Madison. He was a man of deeds. While
a delegate in congress he obtained the
passage of a law requiring the sales of
public lauds to be made in smaller sub
divisions than had ever been allowed
before, so that for the first tipje a man
of humble means might now ~Z-' £
a home. The historian, McMaster, In
his admirable history of the people of
the United States, has said, with ref
ence to this measure, that it did more
for the good of the country than even
his great victory over the prophet at
Tippecanoe, or his defeat of Tecumseh
at the battle of the Thames. He ne
gotiated treaties with the Indians while
governor by which their title to 70,000,
--000 acres of land was extinguished, and
the land was thus opened for settle
ment. In a single one of these treaties
the Indians relinquished lands which
embrace a third of Illinois and a vast
section in Southern Wisconsin. He
fought the battle of Tippecanoe, and.
defeating the plans of the great states
man and warrior, Tecumsen, kept the
. portals of the West open for the ad
mission of the emigrant. And what,
though less shining, was not less wel
come to the settlers of the territory,
scanty in means and struggling with
difficulties, he procured the passage of
laws that made the burdens of taxes
lighter upon the poor. The tongue of
the farm and the practice of hospitality
were native to him. After the battle of
Tippecanoe, when parting with a regi
ment of his soldiers, he said: "If you
ever come to Vincennes you will find a
plate, and a knife and fork, at my table,
and 1 assure you that you Will
and the string of the latch pulled in."
And what he promised he faithfully
lived up to. We hear of civil service
reform as if it were some quite new sug
gestion, i But President Harrison, in a
single month that he held office, di
rected the heads of the several depart
ments to give information to all their
officers and agents that partisan inter
ference by them in the popular elec
tion, whether of state officers of the
Federal government, or the payment of
any contributions, or assessment on
salaries, or official compensation for
party election purposes, would be re
garded by him as cause . for removal.
Ihe old war governor, the hero of
Tippecanoe, having left Indiana in
1813 to enter a larger field
of activity, the people did
not forget the inestimable services
which he had given them, and when,
years afterward, he' was a candidate for
president of the United States, Indiana
though a Democratic state, gave him a
majority of nearly 14,000 votes. He died
in a month after he entered upon his
great office, but not the memory of his
services, which will ever remain fresh
and imperishable. But now, to-day, in
Indiana, among a people estimating
highly the character and services of
Gen. Benjamin Harrison, and holding
in affection the
the latch strings of the people are hos
pitably out to you, and their doors are
waiting to fly open at your touch to let
in the joyful air that shall bear upon its
wings the message that Benjamin Har
rison, their soldier-statesman, has been
nominated for president of the United
States. ! •, : .
.:- During Gov. Porter's speech he was
liberally applauded with frequent loud
cheeringjthe heavy portion coming from
the Indiana and California delegations.
At the conclusion of Gov. Porter's ad
dress at 12:48 o'clock, on motion of Mr.
Brogan, the convention took a recess
until 3p. m. "}-" X l, :; r
The Afternoon Session Opens
With a Plea for the Soldiers.
At 3:19 p. m. Chairman Estee began
the task of getting the convention into
order, and until 3:22 o'clock the audi
ence and delegates were occupied in
settling down into a state* quietness.
When a certain degree of order had
been secured. Chairman Estee said:
When the convention took a recess Gen.
Harrison had been placed in nomination
for president. Is there a second to the
nomination of Gen. Harrison? Before
anyone could reply to the chairman's
question, F. F. Davis, of Minnesota,
rose to a question of privilege. He
said: "1 have been informed during
the noon recess by several old soldiers
holding tickets given to them by a res
olution of the convention yesterday
that they have been compelled to ac
cept standing room in
I move, if it be in order, that this con
vention set aside for their convenience
a section which shall embrace at least
as many seats as tickets were issued,
and if that be not possible, that the hold
ers of any soldiers' tickets be entitled to
hold any seat save those upon the plat
form and those assigned to delegates or
alternates which he may first get or oc
cupy." ./- , ; :
Chairman Estee— Jit would be im
possible. -.'";'
Mr. Henderson, of lowa— l rise to a
question of order. lam informed that
the tickets that were issued to old sol
diers were mostly taken up and' not re
turned to them, and 1 move you, sir, if
it is in order at this time, that the na
tional committee shall correct the error
thus made and'- issue tickets to these
soldiers for those that were thus taken
The motion of Mr. Henderson was put
and carried unanimously.
Terrill, of Texas, Adds a Mite to
- Harrison's Boom.
Special to the Globe.
-.•Chicago, June 21.— The chair again
called for seconds to the nomination of |
Gen. Harrison, and Mr. Terrill, of
Texas, stepped to the platform and ad
dressed the convention as follows :
oAs one of the Texas delegation sup
porting the candidacy of Gen. Harrison,
the high distinction has been accorded
me of briefly seconding his nomination.
Indiana is the great pivotal state in the
"coming contest, and the supreme im
portance of her fifteen electoral votes
must not be ignored by this convention.
The distinguished soldier and states
man named here by the -Indiana dele
gation as the choice of their people and
as a man who of all others can abso
lutely secure the support of that state in
the approaching campaign, is one whose
past career has been an honor and glory
to the illustrious name which he bears.
The acknowledged .
he has adorned it by his learning and
eloquence and honored it by his noble
character. Republicans ; whose party
zeal has been" true as tempered steel,
and whose hard-earned victory in past
has shed a luster and renown on . the
Republican party, ask that he be made
the choice of , this convention. i Respond
ing to my own deep sentiments, 7 r 1 beg
to join in that request and most heart
ily endorse and second the nomination
of Gen. Harrison. " v * : -:
New Hampshire Swings ;• in Line
for Harrison, ; and ; the "Conven
Shouts for Blame.
Special to the Globe.
Chicago, June • 21.— When Mr. Ter
rill had taken his seat Mr. Gallinger,' of '
New Hampshire, advanced to the plat
form and said: ."After the fitting and
eloquent words of the distinguished ex
governor of Indiana in advocacy of the
candidate .of my choice before this con
vention, it is not necessary that I should
detain you very long. I will say this,
that 1 shall deserve, whether I shall re
ceive it or :. not, the plaudits of
the galleries by. endeavoring to
observe, the : time-honored five-min
ute rule of the house of representatives.
"We are here, gentlemen.in friendly riv
alry to -nominate not only good
candidates for the . presidency and
vice presidency of the United States,
but to nominate the next president and
vice president of : the United States.
We are here, so far as I know, with no
acrimonious feelings, with no word of
unkindness toward any of the distin
guished men whose names will be pre
sented to this convention. We are
here ih>iJSS"'S"9**Bß ----'.<
of good feeling and of determination to
carry the banner of the Republican
party to glorious victory in November
next. Gentlemen, the little state which
I in part represent was one of the orig
inal states of this Union. New Hamp
shire has no favorite son to present to
this convention. True, New Hamp
shire has a score of men who, in point
of public experience, in point of culture
and strength that education- gives,
would make infinitely better president
than the man who occupies the execu
tive chair to-day. New Hampshire is
content to let her
She recalls before this magnificent
presence the fact that she gave to this
nation of ours Levi Woodbury, John
Stark, Daniel Webster, Salmon P.
Chase, .Horace Greely, John T. Hale,
William Pitt Fessenden, John A. Dix,
Nathaniel Baker and Zachariah Chand
ler, and although, gentlemen, Massa
chusetts claimed in his latter years the
peerless Webster as her own son,
although the great state of Ohio
took to her arms the magnificent
secretary of the treasury, a native
of New Hampshire, S. P. Chase,
although New York claimed Horace
Greeley; although lowa did honor to
Baker, of illustrious memory, and al
though the great imperial state .of
Michigan claimed that magnificent man
who led the Republican hosts to victory
on many hard-fought battle fields, Zack
Chandler, yet the little state 01 new
Hampshire feels that she has aright be
fore the assembled intelligence of the
Republican party of this country to
point with pride to the fact that the
Rocky Bed state gave the nation
whose names I have mentioned this mo
ment. New Hampshire gave her elec
toral vote in 1850, in common with all
other New England states, to that
grand old man and intrepid leader
whose voice you heard from this plat
form a few 'days ago, Gen. John C.
Freemont. And in every quadrennial
contest since, when the fate of the Re
publican party and the fate of the
United States has trembled in the bal
ance, New Hampshire has been true to
the principles and policies of the Re
publican party. We came here to-day
to join hands with you men represent
ing other states to select from the
illustrous men whose names are pre
sented to this convention the
for the campaign of 1888, and I say to
you here that no matter who is nomi
nated by this convention,that every Re
publican in the little state of New
Hampshire true to the party and true to
the principles of justice and equality
and of liberty will accept him as our
standard bearer [cheers from the ln
diaua delegation], and the Republican
hosts who never have flinched in battle
before will go forward with determina
tion, with energy, with zeal that will
carry everything before them and re
store to the rightful hands of
the Republican party the scep
ter of power that for four
years has been usurped by the hypocrit
ical and mock civil service reform Dem
ocratic party, that has been masquerad
ing before the people of this country
under false pretenses. I ask you this,
fellow citizens, and 1 promise you in
response the votes of the doubtful states
of New England, clasping hands with
the doubtful state of Indiana, and a tri
umphal victory when the verdict is
rendered in November, will rally to the
polls to help elect that man president
of the United States. But, gentlemen.
New Hampshire is a close and doubtful
state. The vote of the little state stands
to-day with the whole power of the fed
eral administration and with the whole
power of the patronage of that adminis
tration used against the Republican
party in that state, and its margin Is so
small that it can scarcely be estimated.
With two United States senators to be
elected by the legislature that is to be
elected in November, you must not
wonder that I stand here to-day and say
to you that it is your duty, so far as that
little state of mine is concerned, to
give to the country the strongest
man that can possibly be presented
for the suffrages of people. Just one
word more: Projecting myself into the
future I see in November next the bat
tle of ballots in the country. As silent
ly as snowflakes fall in New England on
a winter's day, so silently will you find
the ballots deposited for us in the ballot
box in a few months if you give us that
grand man that Indiana has presented;
if you give to us that grand leader on
the field of battle; that man
who has done credit to - himself
and his state and his country
in the halls of the United States;
that man whose public and private
life is unspotted and without blemish-
Gen. Benjamin Harrison, of Indiana.
We promise to the Republican party of
this nation the electoral vote of that
state in the far North. Now, gentle
men. I have but a word more, and I say
this is a contest unparalleled in my
judgment in the history of this country.
We are face to face with our ancient
foe, the Democratic party. We have to
fight corruption, we have to fight every
possible species of bad politics at the
ballot-box in November next, and
I say to you that if we are
true to the principles of our party,
if we are true to the spirit that ani
mated the Republican party when it
nominated Fremont in 1850, and Lin
coln in 1800, we will not fail to achieve
a magnificent triumph in November
next. Why, look at this grand party of
ours; look at its magnificent leaders;
look at the men who have carried it to vic
tory in the past, the party of Fremont,
of "Lincoln, of Grant, of Sherman, of
Sheridan; the party of Sumner, of
Phillips, of Garfield and of Blame. At
the mention of the name of Blame, one
from the mass of delegates, and prin
cipally in Rhode Island, Kentcky, Min
nesota, Indiana and the tenitories. Men
mounted their chairs, and with hats and
fans waved themselves into a state of
furious perspiration. The applause was
twice renewed and continued for sev
eral minutes. When the convention
quieted" down Gallinger continued as
follows: "The party of equality, of
justice, of protection, of liberty and of
law; the party that rescued our
government from bankruptcy in
1800; the party that beat back
that gigantic rebellion <. party,
that lifted up its strong arms and placed
them under 4,000.000 slaves and lifted
them up to the plane of manhood and
citizenship, tell me that that party can
be defeated in the coming contest? I
answer you no, and when the verdict is
in November it will be found that my
prophecy has not been without truth. I
say to you here to-day to give to us that
grand man that Indiana presents— give
to us Gen. Benjamin H. Harrison. - i
He Thinks Senator . Allison the
Greatest Man on Earth and
Says So.
Special to the Globe. '.. ■■'-•■ .
Chicago, June .81.=- having
been reached.Mr. Hepburn, of that state,
took the platform to place in nomina
tion Senator William B. Allison. He
said: Bjjgr^jftfe^ffl t *^B^^fflltfSiflK
It is the laudable ambition of every
member of this convention that to-day
we pursue such a course ;as to ' deserve \
and win success at the end of this cam
, paign. Is there ' such a course '■■■ open to :
' our - choice? : We :< remember ; that we
*■, -„, . ■ , ■..- — • ... . — ; — ■— T
enter upon this struggle a beaten party
—that we were not beaten for want of
.numbers*, but for
want of harmony.
We are strong
enough to compel
a triumph, but it
will require the
united efforts of us
all to clutch it. Is
it possible for us
to-day . to name a
candidate for
whom all Republi
cans will vote? If
we do we shall
W"A.£rTA'-L}JOM succeed. If we
fail to name such, our flag goes down
in defeat before the organized appetite
for spoils and its allies. The candidate
of this convention must be of spotless
character, and with umblemished po
litical record. He must be a man in
whose armor of integrity there is '•£■ 'fl: : .-
for the lodgment of censure or calumny.
He must be a man versed in the public
business, schooled in the public serv
ice, fitted for the high office to which
we consecrate him, by broad experience
and observation. He must be a man of
affairs. The Republican party is one of
deeds as well as of doctrines— no
less than lofty sentiments. Its just
pride and crowning glory is to be found
in the long record of what it has ac
complished. It loves liberty and it cre
ates free states. It loves mankind, and
it strikes the shackles from the bondmen
and makes freemen. It loves equality
and it places tiie ballot in the hand of
the humble and bids him stand una
bashed by the side of him who is the
strongest. It loves the flag and the un
ion of the states, and it builds navies, it
calls into being vast armies and tram
ples rebellion under its conquering feet.
It sympathizes with the struggling poor,
and it gems the prairies with a million
happy, prosperous homesteads. It
and it protects the nation's industries,
and the mill and the factory and the
forge are erected.the children are school
ed and prosperity smiles on every home.
It loves honesty, and it pays the na
tional debt. It is filled with an exalted
sense of justice, and in mercy after the
sword is sheathed, it restores its pros
trate foe to the high station of untraiu
meled citizenship. . It is a party of lofty
sentiment, and it preserves the national
debt, fills the national treasury With
abundant revenue, and gives the nation
almost two billions of currency, the
equivalent of gold. It is, indeed, a
party .in which ennobling sentiments
abound, but they have been followed
by grand achievements, as in the
economy of God, fulfillment follows
Erophecy. Have we among our ntim
er some one who, in his public service
has been a contributor to this rehearsal
of Republican indorsements? Some one
who, in the legislation of this genera
tion has aided in writing this record?
Some one whose record shows the votes
upon all questions that for a quarter of
a century have tried the courage and
tested the wisdom of patriotic men,
that he has been upon the right side—
time has determined the right in the
honest conviction of the Republican
party of this day? Gentlemen, the state
of lowa bids me name to you this man
— fit to be your candidate,
Of all living men, he is the one we
most do honor, lowa asks his selection.
It is the prayer of that state that has
been more true to Republicanism than
all others that have been truest. All
others have sometimes wavered. lowa,
never. In all others, sometime in your
history, some part of your ticket has
met defeat. In lowa, never. In thirty
four years of consecutive victory, no
man has been inducted into a state of
fice, or been accredited to the national
senate who did not follow your flag and
march in your column. Fortunately for
our candidate, in the Republic we recog
nize no rights of pedigree or ancestry.
There is no primogeniture nor entail in
the honors of the state, save those of
worth and genius. In these he is richly
endowed. He was called to the public
service in the early days of 1801. The
times needed high courage, hopeful
ness, integrity, practical common sense
and unlimited capacity for work. His
early life and experiences had taught
him that these aualities'were the
of newly begun and humble fortune.
He begun to deserve much at the hands
of the people, and they recognized the
value of his services, have Deen hon
ored by his presence in the congress for
more than twenty-five years—twenty
five years of most eventful history, and
every page of the legislative portion of
the record William B. Allison has
helped to write. It is in these records
that you will find the attestation of his
Worth. When he entered the congress
he recognized the perils of the situation
—a continent at war: human liberty,
man's capacity for self-government, the
issues. He knew that it was only by
the use of all the resources of the na
tion that success could be won. So we
find him in the legislation of that day
aiding, by marshaling the men and
granting the treasurers of. the nation
with unstinted. hand to meet all the
requisitions ot the commander-in-chief.
And when peace was won, we find him
striving, on all occasions, to pay, so far
as payments can be made, the just
claims of the heroes, mutilated and
warworn, who, by imperishable deeds,
When he came into public life the coun
try was reaping the fruits that followed
that woeful experiment, the tariff of
1846. The conditions had not changed
for the better from those a little earlier
described by President Buchanan in his
annual message, when he said:
"We have possessed all the elements
of material weal in rich abundance, and
yet, notwithstanding all these advan
tages, our country at this moment is in
a deplorable condition. In the midst of
unsurpassed plenty in all productions
of agriculture and in all the elements of
national wealth we find our manufact
ories suspended, our public works re
tarded, our private enterprises aban
doned and thousands of useful laborers
thrown out of employment and reduced
to want. The revenue of the govern
ment, which is chiefly derived . from du
ties on imports from abroad, has been
greatly reduced. Under the circum
stances, a loan may be required before
the close of your present session. But
this, although deeply to be • regretted,
would prove to be only a slight misfor
tune when compared with the suffering
and distress prevailing among the peo
ple." This picture of the languishing
industries would seem to be dark
enough, but the
by the fact that the 800,000,000 of gold
yielded by California had been sent
abroad to pay for the imported neces
saries of- life, that should have been
produced at home, and the country was
thus without a currency. In the pro
tective legislation of that era was laid
the foundation of that growth in wealth
and prosperity that is the wonder of the
nations. * Believing, to the uttermost,
that the American citizen who labors is
entitled to better compensation than
was elsewhere paid the laborer—be
lieving that this people ought to be in
dependent of . all markets save our own
for necessaries that we could produce
he became a champion for - the protec
tion of American labor and American
industries. He has been a constant, un
wavering friend ;of that policy to this
day, and finds in that policy the hope
for that .public, quiet and individual
contentment that is alone enjoyed
where the industries of a nation are
diversified and all the people are satis
factorily employed; and that alone
gives promise of stable government. He
stands on the line of tariff defense in
the Northwest. If you : ' - .
by your nomination to-day, we go In;
utter hopeless route, .. beaten by the
strategy of the campaign, before the
battle opens. Your patience will - not
permit me to state in detail important
measures to which he aided in giving,
form." The constitutional amendments,
one and all, he aided in framing; . the :
currency legislation and those of honor
that preserved the national credit; the
resumption of specific payment; the sil
ver coinage act ; the stoppage of Chinese
importation, and all ; other legislative
efforts approved by the Republican
party of to-day, : Allison's . hand, his '
genius, industry, aided in securing to
us. We of lowa know that in here nam
ing our friend we place him in generous
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rivalry . with most illustrious names*
Sherman, of ripe experience, sagacious^
methods and honest . purposes. Ben
Harrison, the worthy son of an ancestry^
renowned • for' worth. Gresham, tho<
soldier, the statesman, the just judge/,
varied has been the character, but never i
varying the pure quality of his extended^
service. Alger, who has no enemies-"
save his country's enemies, and who
wins the love of men, whether he leads'
them in the fierce shock of battle or
guides them in the quiet walks of peace.
New Jersey's son, cultured, eloquent,
wise. How contentedly we could all
follow him as our leader. Rusk, fear
less in duty, the clamor of the mob has
no fears for his ' inflexible soul, and
Ingalls— how the affections of my old
comrades flow toward him as their
champion, who never falters in hia
strife to secure redemption .of the
pledges made to the .; '-. :■• •■"-;-. ii-.v.:;.'
The candidate I have named, we of
lowa commend to you. A man of thal|
calm poise of mind, who seeks the
methods of a judicious conservatism,
and yet who has on all occasions the
courage to do the right. Who excites no
aueer and has no enemies. Who is sa
gacious, conservative, versed in the de
tails of the public business, whose in
tegrity is above the reach of calumny.
ho has the respect and confidence and
kindly regard of all who know him, and
in whose candidacy all classes of Re
publicans can unite, and so uniting he
will lead a harmonious party to a satis*,
fying victory. We cannot tell you of all?
that would be done were he to direct the
administration of affairs, but were he so
empowered we could tell you some
things that would not be done by him.
You would not find in his letter of ac-'
ceptauce an able argument against the
fitness of a presidential incumbent for a
second term, followed by years of per
sistent and unscrupulous effort to se
cure a second term. iou would not find
in his official utterances uncounted
pledges for civil servic reform, and then
long years of constant prostitution of
the civil service to all the
You would not find him striving to
destroy the silver coinage of the nation,
nor to retire the greenbacks so dear to
the people. Nor yet to strike down the
manufacturing interests of the country
10 behalf of our old enemy and our
present commercial rival. You would
not See him USlirnillf tho fmuHmia «f a
co-ordinate branch of the government,
and hundreds of times thwarting the
legislative will by a reckless and wan
ton use of the veto power that is shame
less in view of the traditions of the re
public. You would not find him sneer
ing at the old veterans nor heaping
gratuitous insults upon them, nor yet
belittling and minifying their service,
nor refusing to permit a grateful people
to show their gratitude. You would not
find him filling the representative place
of honor abroad, with men who have no
just conception of what this government
is, who know nothing of the indissoluble
cohesion of these states and whose only
claim to recognition is to be found in
partisan service. You would not find
those honored trophies of grand vio»
tories, to rebel archives. You would hotj
find him pattering about home rule in
Ireland and then consenting to that
partisan conspiracy, justified only by
the footpads logic, that disfranchises
000,000 free American citizens, retains
them in territorial vassalage and keeps
the name of Dakota from the shield that
designates a state. You would not find
him contentedly and complacently ac
cepting the fruits of that organized sys
tem of violence, fraud and outrage that
practically disfranchises three-fourth*
of a million of Southern voters, thwarts
the popular will, makes a presidential
transfers the political power to an un»
scrupulous minority and works preg- .
nant wrong to the political rights of
every honest voter in this land.
But you would always find him true
to the country and . the principles of i
party. Wise in determining the better'
course, courageous in pursuing it,.hon? j
est in the administration of public af*'
fairs, calm, deliberate, conservative,
kind and honest, giving the country an
administration that would meet the de
mands and secure the benediction of a
contented people. During Mr. Hep
burn's speech every reference -to the
name of Allison was hailed with en- ;
thusiasm by the friends of the lowa
statesman, and the speaker himself was
complimentedjwith around of applause
as he closed his presentation address.
Mr. Hepburn read his speech from
manuscript. At many points his re
marks called forth applause, especially
when he referred to the protection of
American industry. When he men- :
tioned the name of Mr. Allison the lowa
delegation rose, cheered, waved flags,
etc., and were joined by some few dele
gates from other states. His compJi».t
mentary references to other candidates
were also received with applause. His
sarcastic reference to the policy of Pres
ident Cleveland received considerably
applause, particularly the reference to.
the return of Southern flags and that in'
reference to the attitude of the govern*,
ment toward the territory of Dakota,-
When he closed the lowa delegation re*
peated their demonstration by rising on'
their feet and waving flags, in which,
they were joined by several delegates
from other states. •".-•="
She Raises It for the . lowa States*
Special to the Globe. .. •
Chicago, June 21.— 1n response to
Chairman Estees' inquiry if there were
any seconds to the nomination of Sen
ator Allison, Benjamin M. Bosworth, of
Rhode Island, advanced to the plat
form and, upon being introduced by the
chairman, spoke as follows:
"I rise to second the nomination of
Hon. William B. Allison, of lowa,
Rhode Island has no favorite son to
present to this convention to-day. Tha
has no candidate whose nomination Is
necessary to render certain her Repub
licanism. Whoever from among the
splendid galaxy of candidates who have
been and shall be presented to us shall
receive the nomination of this conven
tion, will in November next receive her
four electoral votes. Whatever name
this convention shall write upon the
Republican banner shall be written
upon the great Republican heart of
Rhode Island, and burning there, shall'
But while what I have said is true of
the little state I have honor in part i to
represent, I realize that in many of the
larger and most important states the
question of the availability of a candi
date is of the utmost importance. Vs Wo
all know how doubtful some of our
states are, and how necessary it is to
render as certainly Republican as pos
sible those doubtful states. Upon us as
the chosen representatives of a great
people rests the responsible duty of not
only making such a choice of candidates
as shall redeem these states, but such
also shall commend itself to the judg
ment of the American people in all the
states. It is not a question alone of
who obest and most ; certainly can se
cure the electoral vote of our glorious
Empire state. It is not a question alone
of what candidate can bring New Jersey
into the Republican ranks, or who can
place Connecticut in the column of Re
publican; states. It is not the ques
tion, alone of . who can best lead
the magnificent . Republican hosts
of Indiana on to victory. The ques
tion is larger and broader
than all these. It is national; it is not
local. The : great question embracing
all others is, who is it that is secure in*
the love . and confidence of the Ameri
can people and can most surely touch
the public heart, and thus insure sue-*
cess, not ; only in one, but in all the
doubtful states? Who will bestrepre-'
sent as our standard-bearers these ele
ments of character which will enable us.
to say, we present to you, citizens of
the grandest republic .this world has
ever, known, "a: candidate for your suf
frages who is worthy of the support of
free and honest men, who in all his long
public career has : - ''1:
of ; doing a mean or dishonest act!
who is familiar with the great publio 1
and financial issues now demanded}
who believes jin the American system
of protection to home industry; who is
the friend of labor; who knows no North,
or no South;, who has the confidence of
all the people of this great land; irre*

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