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Steve Elkins and His Assist
ants Continue to Kill
But They Still Insist That
They Are Not Dead Enough
to Bury.
from This Hour It Is War to
the Knife Between the
there Are No Withdrawals
and the Deadlock Is
The Dark Horses Looked on
With Suspicion by
14 Little Breeches " Foraker
Jealous of Congressman
Whom He Considers Too
Small a Man to Run for
An Attempt to Force the Anti-
Blaineites to Unite on
And Then Stampede All the
Other. Delegates to the
Maine Man.
But the Game Is Detected,
and the Phenomenal Fight
Special to the Globe.
Chicago, June 24.— political sit
uation is just as mixed to-night, and the
final outcome just as uncertain as at any
time since the delegates began to as
semble. To-day has brought only a
clearer understanding of the conditions
under which this remarkable contest is
to be fought out. Gradually it has
dawned upon the convention that cer
tain men, pretending to represent Mr.
Blame, have determined to prevent the
nomination of any other candidate in
order to make Blame's nomination a
possibility. • Their aim has been to kill
off one candidate after another till none
of the original aspirants remained. This
programme has been repeatedly de
scribed in these dispatches, but the con
vention as a whole has just
awakened to a full realiza
tion of the negative influence
which has all along prevented
crystallization of sentiment and a nomi
nation. The friends of all the other
candidates are indignant that the con
vention should be thus dominated by
an influence which, without an avowed
candidate <w its own, attempts first to
push sincere candidates to the front and
then defeat them. So much feeling has
developed on this score that various
cablegrams have been sent Mr. Blame,
besides those which he is supposed to
receive from Elkins and Phelps. In
these dispatches the actual condition of
affairs here has been fully described
and the bad feeling and probable de
moralization of the party if his repre
sentatives are permitted to continue
their tactics . carefully pointed out.
There is a general belief that some dis
patch from Mr. Blame will be read to
the convention to-morrow, probably one
requesting his friends to refrain from
voting for him.
Why It Didn't Work on Saturday
Chicago, June 24.— Further light
was thrown to-day upon the attempted
coup in Blame's interest at 4 o'clock
yesterday afternoon. It i s true, as was
telegraphed last night, that a plan had
been formulated to push Blame's name
to the front on the first or second bal
lot. Alabama was to lead the way and
be followed by all the Blame states in
succession, New York joining in with
fifty votes, and the Blame men in Penn
sylvania leaving the leadership of Quay
and returning to their first love. Even
Ohio, led by Gov. Foraker. who wants
the second place on the ticket, was to
contribute twenty or twenty-five votes
to the grand column. All this is known,
but it is not known why the scheme was
abandoned. A Chicago man, who has
been empowered to speak for Mr.
Blame, and who is a man of good judg
ment and not a politician, was called
into a conference of Blame leaders just
before the meeting of the convention.
He was informed of the plan in hand,
and was shown a list of 42. sure and re
liable Blame delegates, or an assured
majority of the whole convention. This
man looked over the list, saw that it
comprised the names of delegates who
are here ostensibly for other candidates,
and at once gave his dictum as follows:
"This thing must come to a stop," said he;
•'Mr. Blame cannot take this nomination by
riding over the rights of any of the men now
in the field. He regards them all as bis
friends, and knows they have entered this
contest in good faith, believing him to be out
by his own act. You propose to draw dele
gates from the supporters of these men, to
undermine them and defeat them. If you
nominate him in this way a cablegram will
I>e received from him in twenty minutes de
lining the nomination, and you will then be
,:i a worse predicament than ever. This
_btng must be stopped."
Reluctantly Elkins and his col
.agues consented to postpone the
.Maine coup, ami the friends of all the
candidates except Harrison joined the
Blame men in forcing an adjournment
until Monday morning. The situation
at this hour may. be described as fol
lows: In the convention to-morrow all
the candidates will stand firm. '. There
are no withdrawals. The conference of
anti-Blame men has agreed not to pre
sent any candidates for the support of
the opposition; indeed, it is unable to
agree upon a candidate. There is deep
feelinc on all sides- that the Blaine -or- .
bust programme is not sanctioned by
Mr. Blahre ;himself. The plan of the
opposition, therefore, is simply to stand
firm and wait for Mr. Blame himself to
speak, or for. his assured representa
tives to force the issue. The feeling is
that if Mr. Blame does not settle the
matter the convention will have to set
tle it; and that the convention cannot
go honestly and sincerely about the
business of choosing a leader as lone as
this Blame specter hangs over it.
The Slaughtered Candidates In
sist on Remaining in the Fight.
Chicago, June 24.— The Elkins pro
gramme is to demonstrate to the con
vention that none of the candidates
now in the field can be nominated.
When they are all out of the way, or a
dark horse is sprung on the convention,
an effort will be made to nominate
Blame. But here are the facts which
the convention will face to-morrow
morning. The candidates whom Elkins
professes to have killed, refuse to be*
buried. Every one of them is still in
the race. They are in for the purpose
of winning if possible, and determined
at all hazards to prevent the nomination
of Blame. To-morrow balloting is
likely to show a mere repetition of the
ballots of Saturday. While these other
candidates are in the field
Elkins will not now dare
to carry out his programme of
stampeding the convention, because he
has heard authoritatively from Mr.
Blame. Thus a deadlock will appear,
and unless Mr. Blame himself cuts the
knot and sets the convention free to act
upon its own responsibility,uninterfered
with by a cabal of negative leaders,
the convention may sit for several days
without reaching a solution of the ex
traordinary difficulties by which it is
now surrounded. Little by little light
conies in upon this phenomenal situa
tion. During the last few days there
has been much talk of McKinley as a
dark horse. His name has. been men
tioned witn favor in many places.
Delegates have voted for him in the
convention. There is no doubt that
McKinley has made a fine impression,
and that he is a popular man on his
own account, but it has been noticed
that the men who were doing all in
their power to press him to the front
BLAINE MEN. :...;. ..:.:
It was a Blame delegate who first
voted for him, and on succeeding roll
calls other Blame delegates followed
their example. Furthermore, in the
conference of candidates, the Blame in
fluence has been exerted in favor of
adopting McKinley as the leader of the
opposition forces, all the anti-Blame
men in the. convention concentrating
their strength upon him. This effort to
induce all the other candidates to with
draw and bring McKinley forward as a
dark horse is a Blame scheme. Just as
soon as the present avowed candidates
leave the field and a dart* horse takes
their place, Blame will be nominated.
The logic of this is easily perceived.
Blame cannot, in honor, take this nom
ination if it shall be secured by running
over the candidates who entered the
field and did the best they could for
themselves; but" if these candidates
voluntarily withdraw and a dark horse
takes their place no obligation rests
upon Mr. Blame as to the new
comer, who has not been a candidate,
and whose friends have put forth no
efforts in his behalf on the supposition
that Blame was out of the way. An
effort has also been made by the Blame
people to get Foraker to stand as a dark
horse, and Foraker has been willing
enough to do it, . and has posed before
the convention with that purpose in
view, on a distinct understanding that
if the anti-Blame influence could be
induced to rally about him Blame was
to beat him out, the vice presidency
being his reward. An effort has also
been made to play upon the ambition of
McKinley, but without success. Mc-
Kinley has been loyal to Sherman. An
effort is also being made to bring Cul
loin forward as a dark horse, thus de
stroying Gresham, and in due time a
similar effort may be made to under
mine Harrison by playing upon the
ambition of ex-Gov. Porter. '
Everybody Is on to Everybody's
Else's Game.
Chicago, June 24.— At one moment
on Saturday there was some prospect of
the McKinley programme succeeding,
and John Sherman had really given the
Ohio delegation release from obligations
to himself and permission to do what it
should deem best. The Blame men were
fanning the McKinley blaze as best
they could in secret, but they over
played the game and were detected.
Then Sherman withdrew his with
drawal, his representatives here posi
tively denied that he had had a thought
of retiring from the race, and the sena
tor himself is interviewed to the same
effect in Washington. Another Elkins
scheme is to force the opposition to
unite on Sherman. This is on the the
ory that Blame could safely take a nom
ination away from Sherman for the
reason that the Ohio senator was a can
didate before Blame's first letter of
withdrawal was writteen,as is witnessed
by his demand for presidential indorse
ment of the Ohio state convention of 1887.
Therefore Blame is under no such obli
gations to Sherman as to the candidates
who entered the field on the belief that
Blame was out. It is true that the
Blame men are in the majority in the
convention, but many of these
Blame delegates are attached to
other candidates. If these other
candidates refuse to get out of the way,
and they are now refusing to do so, it is
not easy to see how Blame can be nom
inated, or if nominated how he can ac
cept. '.'X :'":
Begins With a Wrangle and Ends
in Confusion. j
Special to the Globe. .
Chicago, June Soon after the
adjournment of the convention yester
day afternoon many of the delegations
went into caucus. ... The Indiana and
New York delegations met , together in
the private room of John , C. New, and .
the deliberations were continued until a
late hour. The outcome was the ' adop
tion of a resolution by which forty-five
New Yorkers pledged themselves to
stand by. the Indiana man on the first
ballot to-morrow, and Congressman
Burleigh said after the meeting had
ended that New York would stand by
Harrison until his supporters were con
vinced of the futility, of his candidacy.
The Illinois delegation decided to stand
by Gresham,and the supporters of Alger
and Allison will adhere to their respec
tive candidates. But by far the most
important event of the night .was a con
ference of anti-Harrison men, which was
held in a remotely located room in the
Grand Pacific, it opened with a free
and lively discussion of the situation
and ended with the
appointment OF a committee .
composed of Senator Farwell and B. F.
Funk, of Illinois; Clarkson and Hender
son, of Iowa; Foster and Butterworth,
of Ohio; Senator Aldrich, of Rhode
Island; N. D. Sperrv, of Connecticut,
and D. M. Duffield, of Michigan, to can
vass and report upon the situation. The
committee invited Senators Sewell, of
New Jersey, Hoar, of Massachusetts,
and Chauncy I. Filley, of Missouri, to
participate in its deliberations. It was
distinctly understood at the outset that
none of the delegations would be bound
by the action of the committee, and then
the claims of the various candidates
were dwelt on at length by one repre
sentative of each. Every speaker laid
emphasis upon the statement that his
candidate and his alone was the most
available. A good, deal of repartee was
indulged in, and at times there were
some pretty free exchanges of opinion
regarding the merits.of the candidates
and their strength in their respective
states. It was finally decided by a vote
of 8 to 2 not to consider Sherman's
name, and Senator Farwell and Mr.
Funk, after having retired for consulta
tion, suggested McKinley and Alger as
a desirable ticket. This evoked another
discussion, in which several members
of the committee expressed the opinion
that McKinley would not make
while Senator Hoar admitted that so far ;
as he could judge he could not receive
so large a majority in Massachusetts as
Blame. A ballot was ordered, and it
resulted, McKinley 3, Alger 1, Allison
2, Blame 2, Sherman 2. Upon this Mr.
De Young, who had been invited in, ob
jected to the use of Blame's name, on
the ground that he had not been placed,
in nomination before the convention,
six more ballots were taken, and the
sixth resulted, McKinley 7, scattering 3.
One of the minority expressed dissatis
faction and suggested that some other
name be selected to be presented to the
full meeting of the conferers. Another
ballot was had, and it resulted, Allison
6, Alger 4. But when the names of Mc-
Kinley and Allison were reported to the
full committee at the midnight session,
there was a kick. The Sherman men
wouldn't tolerate the McKinley idea,
ami said right out that they would keep
their candidate in the field until they
were released, while the supporters of
Alger and Gresham were"" j^ist as em
phatic in .expressing the opinion that
they preferred to fall back to their orig
inal choice. The result was that the
meeting broke up in more or less con
No Conclusion Expected to Be
Reached by the Convention. To-
Day. tWm
Chicago, June 24. The sub-commit
tee to look over the field and, it possi
ble, recommend a ticket which would
meet with the approval of all factions,
presented the following report to the
conference committee this evening:
The members of the special committee ap
pointed by the conference do not believe it
judicious at this time to suggest a ticket for
submission to the general conference. They
further recommend that no meeting of the
conference committee le held Monday morn
The report was adopted unanimously,
without much discussion, and the con
ference adjourned to meet again to
morrow evening. Chauncey L. Filley,
who is a member of the committee, said
that lie had no hope of a conclusion be
ing reached by the convention to-mor
row. All of the candidates and their
friends, he said, were manifesting a dis
position to stand by their guns, and the
fight would open to-morrow morning on
the same old lines. Murat Halstead
said that he did not know what to make
of it.
•'Ohio has been busted twice upon the Sher
man question,'" he continued, "but they are
together again, and, if another break doeß not
occur before morning, they will vote solidly
for the old senator. lam not inclined to be
lieve that McKiuley's chances are very good.
By the way. talking of McKinley. I heard a
pretty good thing in the way of a threat
awhile ago. It was to the effect that, if Ohio
deserted Sherman for McKinley, New York
would vote solidly for Sherman. I wish
they would."
Being Figured for Industriously
by. Several of the Small Fry. . ,
Special to the Globe.
Chicago, June 24.— full Ohio
delegation held a lengthy . caucus this
morning. It had a private wire to
Washington in its room and Senator
Sherman was at the other end. The
proceedings of last night and this morn
ing on the McKinley candidacy were
reported to him in detail and his views
were asked. He ' replied that he was
entirely in the hands of the delegation
and preferred not to express any opinion
in favor of any other candidate from his
own state. McKinley was antagonized
by the Foraker element on the ground
implied, but not expressed that, as the
governor, next to Senator Sherman, was
•the most prominent figure in Ohio Re
publican politics, it would not be fair or
just to go over his head and to concen
trate the strength of the delegation on
a man from the ranks. The upshot of
the meeting was the adoption of a reso
lution that the delegation remain true
to Sherman. This was communicated
to the senator and the meeting ad
journed. The condition of affairs in a
nutshell is this: Senator Sherman is
unwilling that the nomination should go
elsewhere than to the man from Maine
or himself. With Mr. Blame retired
from politics, he considers : himself the
greatest living exponent aud represent
ative of the Republican party. If, how
ever, he finds it impossible to reach the
\ goal, and - Mr. Blame be dragged from
: his retirement, he is perfectly .willing
: that his support should go in that direc
tion rather than that Harrison or Alger
lor Gresham .or Allison should retire
and become the recognized! head of the
.Republican party. Just in the same
way the supporters of the other four 5.
candidates in question . are emphatic in. .
their opinion that if the Northwest is to ;
furnish the candidate their man, and he
only, is the stronger. At the same time ; .'.
all are figuring on a place at the tail of ;
the ticket as a last resort, and hence, as"
in the event of Sherman's nomination,
the vice presidency would necessarily go
to the East, neither the Michigan, lowa,'. 1
Illinois nor Indiana delegations, have
any inducement to go over to the Ohio
camp. With them it is the question of"
an Eastern man for the presidency, and
the vice presidency for the West. Depew
out of the race, the only available can
didate east of the Ohio river is Blame.
This is the logic of the situation, and
the appearances point to-night, just as.
they have every day for . a week, to a
Blame and Harrison or a Blame and
Alger ticket. The only thing ' that can'
prevent suoh a combination is an abso
lute and unequivocal refusal for the
third time from the Plumed Knight.
Rumors were freely circulated this aft
ernoon that a cablegram had been re
ceived from Mr. Blame to the effect
that, if the convention found it impossi
ble to harmonize on any of the candi
dates, he would accept the nomination,
provided that it was made unanimous;
Another report was to the effect that his
name, would be formally placed in nom
ination in behalf of the California dele
• gation in the morning. Both of these
stories when run down proved to have
been- cut out of whole cloth. B. F.
Jones, who ought to know, emphati
cally denied the first story. Chairman
Estee,of the Californians,gave a quietus
to the latter. The anti-Harrison con
ference ".'. ,-i. ..-', '.~j":V' : :
For Shcrmsn, and New York May
Vote for Him. . _£"'>l
Chicago, June 24. — The Sherman
managers have got their second wind
to-night and are mysteriously confident
and satisfied over^ the prospects of to
morrow's session of the convention.
Nothing definite can as yet be. learned
from any of them, but it is known
that they have repaired all the
broken fences in the Ohio delega
tion, and that the latter will vote
for Sherman again to-morrow. Gov.;
Foraker, who last night said that
there would be a break in the Ohio del
egation, says this evening that it will
be unanimous for Sherman. The men
having the Ohio senator's interests in ■
their hands here have been very busy
with the New York delegation to-day. j
and in spite of the apparently authentic j
report that New York had changed 'its
determination of last night to vote for !
Blame and would go back to Harrison,! j
it is asserted in certain quarters to-night J
that they will support Sherman. — *:
Regarding hat Blame Has and'
Has Not Done. r .
Chicago, June 24.— Blame rumors to
night are as many as leaves in the for- I
est. They "are of all shapes and sizes, *_
weights and colors. They are alike in"
but one particular, and that is they 'can-.
not be confirmed. One of -these, which
has gained the largest circulation, is the
statement that the wanderer in the
Scottish Hills had cabled to somebody
that he would accept the nomination
under no conditions, and instructing his
friends to desist hi their canvass. An
other rumor' is one which looks very
plausible on its face, though the trouble]
lies in obtaining names. It is.
to the effect that a dozen or so of tele-,
grams have been#ent by different dele-,
gates to Mr. Blame, asking him if he
would accept the nomination, and that]
Mr. Blame's friends, notably Elkins;
and Manley, have also cabled asking
Mr. Blame to make no reply whatever, I
thereby allowing the impression to pre
vail that he would accept after all.
Shortly after 9 o'clock Chauncey M.
Depew and Stephen B. Elkins made
their way hurriedly to the Grand:
Pacific hotel from the Richelieu, and;
hurrying rapidly through the corridors,
looking neither to the right nor left, as
if intent on avoiding the crowd, entered,
room 19 (Tom Piatt's), which had
been entered five minutes previously
by Senator Frank Hiscock. A confer
ence was held, which lasted nearly an J
hour, after which Messrs. Depew and
Elkins left the room singly, Senator,
Hiscock remaining. Emmons Blame
shortly after . called on the New York
senator. ' When Mr. Depew ; left the
room he was interrogated by a Globe .
representative as follows:
"Mr. Depew, do you know of a cable
being received by any one now in Chi
cago from Mr. Blame declining the
. "No, sir, I do not." ■ ~
i "Will you place Mr. Blame in nomina
tion to-morrow?" . _
"No, sir.". [This with much em
phasis."] '
"Will Mr. Blame be nominated?" -if
• "I don't know, sir?"
Mr. Elkins was also seen, and he was
asked as to the present situation. With
one of those irresistible smiles, Mr; :
Elkins said: V:-. •-.:/__
"It is very hard to diagnose. It is i
changing every ten minutes." '-
_ "Has Mr. Blame declined the nomi
nation by cable since this , convention
met?" - '.-;
"No sir, he has not."
"Is he still in the field?"
"As 1 have said, the state of things is
changing momentarily, and 1 can give |
you no information which would be of
any. value." •-. .*■•
; And with a wave of his hand, he al
most ran to the meeting in room' 44, :
where representatives of all the candi
dates will attempt to solve the situa
tion . ' v."- : '.'; :
Add a Good Deal of Spice to the.
;. . v : '.'' Situation. - r """•
Chicago, June 24.— Senator ' Sher
man's friends have been inclined to in
dicate that his nomination to-morrow is
not only a possibility, but a probability."
Telegrams have passed to-day between:
the senator and his manager here to the :
effect that he is not only not out of the
fight, but that he has reasons to believe :
that he will be the nominee of the. con
vention. Senator Sherman has wired
his friends that he is in the race to stay
that he would retire in favor of no one.
i He said that Mr. Blame was pledged to
him not to be a candidate, and the use
;of his name is unauthorized, ~ and that
. the v attempt to " force : Mr. Blame
upon, the , convention was a gross
abuse of confidence. Senator. Sher
: man "contends in -. '■: his "'"dispatches .
here that Mr. Blame could only be nom
inated by the convention in a square
« issue between Mr. Blame" and • ' hiinseli.
and the other candidates, and riot as'tlie
. unanimous choice of " the body. There
is. no middle course, and Blame's friends
must come out, make the fight for him
as against the other candidates, and
take his chances, or he must go down in
history as a violator of pledges. These
dispatches were shown to Mr. Elkins
and others of the leaders of the Blame
forces, and were thrown down to them
as a square challenge. These messages
created something of a sensation, and
have given • a spice to the situation so
far as the Sherman candidacy is con
cerned, which it did not possess this
morning. The Blame managers ap
pealed to Gov. Foraker, who they,
thought had the vice presidential •-ir;:..
- \ BEE IN HIS BONNET, ■ * - .
to withdraw from Sherman and join the
Blame programme. The governor said
that he was not in a position just now to
agree to this, and that they must await
further developments. This was the
situation which Senator Quay, of Penn
sylvania, and the other Sherman men
had to meet this afternoou. Quay at.
; once set out to seek a combination for
the basis of Sherman's continued candi
dacy with the anti-Blame forces in New
York and other states. He represented
to his friends in the Pennsylvania dele
gation that there .was not only a chance
left yet for Sherman,- but convinced
Mr. .McManus and other ". anti-Blame
people from that state that Sherman
was the only man who could defeat
Blame's nomination, but that his nomi
nation to-morrow on the second ballot
was almost certain. Quay sent to these
people that fifty-five votes had been
promised at a conference this afternoon
from New York, and that the entire
vote from Wisconsin would join in the
movement. Quay has succeeded appar
ently by these statements in getting
fifty-five of the Pennsylvania delega
tion to hold on to Sherman for two bal
lots at least to-morrow, and, although
no caucus of the delegation will be held
until to-morrow, Mr. McManus said that
Quay can hold the state's vote, and that
he expects Sherman's nomination. One
of the. delegates at large from Pennsyl
vania said to-night that the Sherman
boom had been rehabilitated, and that
he would be the leading candidate and
a probable nominee. This gentleman,
however, said that . '". "
to go to. Slier man was conditional, and
unless there was a very, hopeful condi
tion of affairs when." New York was
called there might not be any Sherman :
votes there. A very prominent Phila
delphia delegate, who expects to" go
with Quay in the Sherman movement
for one ballot at least, said : "Quay has
two more votes from Pennsylvania for
Sherman upon the promise of material
help elsewhere. But I do not think
that the Pennsylvania delegation can
be held for . Sherman longer than two
ballots, and possibly hot so long. There
will be a break for Blame or McKinley
very promptly .unless Quay shows us
- that he has made a successful deal, ;. We
doubt it, but are willing to give him the
.chance. , On the afternoon .of Friday
i* Quay was sure that ho -had' made a deal
* which would " nominate. ! Allison, but
he .found-' that he . was " mistaken.
Then he did' ■ not consider New York in
the deal. Now he does, and 'appears to
rely upon the vote of that state. If he
gets that to-morrow he may win, but
unless this is done quickly Pennsylvania
will break away from him and will go
all over the field. As the situation ap
pears to-night it is a question of the sta
■ bility of the New York promises. If
they are kept Sherman may be' boomed
up to nearly the winning point and may
. be nominated, but we doubt it, and then
"we -may: go to McKinley or -some
pother dark horse, or shut up." Another
of the Pennsylvania delegation said
. that he had no faith in Quay's alleged
combination, that his statements to Mr.
'McManes and others was merely his last
"effort to hold the Pennsylvania delega
/ tion together. As New York would not
j caucus until to-morrow at 9, no prom
ises from that source could be relied on
'. at this time.- - --*.. '.-'■■
A Count of Noses of the Friends of
' Blame.
[ Chicago, June 24.— J. H. Mauley, of
.the Maine delegation, was ; asked if the.
./Maine people were urging the nomina
tion of Mr. Blame.' He replied, emphat
ically: "No. The Maine delegation!
has taken the ground . that . Mr. Blame
could not and would not accept the nor
n: ination unless it .was tendered to him'
wilh practical unanimity." He believed
Mr. Blame would stand by his Paris
' letter. The . rumor that a " cable- ;
gram had been read from Blame,
in .. the Blame; meeting., or that
-one had been received from him, could
"mot be confirmed by any one of the half
dozen gentlemen who emerged from the
. meeting up to 12:15. One of the gentle
men .intimated that the meeting was for
the purpose of effecting an organization
of Blame's friends, to be prepared for
i any emergency that might arise in the
t convention to-morrow. There has been
; a counting of noses, and it was found
'that the number that could be
depended upon at this juncture
was ..not over .450. It : had
been supposed by the Blame manage rs
that the number was 580, but the 130
additional are hot in position under
present conditions of affairs to commit
themselves unreservedly to Blame.
Among those present in the meeting
were S. B. Elkins, R. J. -Kerens, D. B.
Fessenden, C: A. Boutelle, John S.
Wise, B. F. Jones, Joseph B. Manley
. and M. H. De Young. The meeting
was presided over by Creed - Haymond.
It was nearly 12:30 before the meeting
finally adjourned*. - A few of the chief
' leaders, including presumably
a sub-committee— began a
: close 'session without leaving the room.
The subcommittee,, which still re
; mains in session, it is understood, is in
reality a Blame "steering" .-. committee,
to whom the Blame men on the floor of
the convention will : look for direc
. tions . * to-morrow. Half a '-'"" dozen
men compose this committee,
and among them are Bowell Clayton,
Creed Haymond ' and Charles Emory
Smith. Just before la. m., a_nessenger
left . the room . hurriedly and soon re
turned with S. J. Fessenden "and J. C.
'.Clarkson. Both ■ these gentlemen had :
apparently retired for the night and had
only ' come to the meeting on .; urgent
': summons.." -
; Tells the Conditions Under Which
/"'," He Would Accept.
L- Chicago, June 25, 2:30 a. m.— Stephen
18.l B. Elkins was ..seen* immediately after
' the adjournment of the Blame ' caucus
L.v-'' _■■. . ■--'- '■ •- -■ "■_■■•. :•-. •■■•
at 1 :30 a. m. He said : "I want what I
say to go to the country as the unquali
fied sentiment of the leading friends of
Mr. Blame. There has been much misun
derstanding in the matter, both by the
: public and those who represent the pub
lic in this convention. Mr. Blame is
not a candidate before this convention
unless by and with the consent of at
least four of the leading cendidates how
before it. He will * not be placed in
nomination under any circumstances,
and his friends trust that his
friends in the convention will refrain
from voting for him until every other
man has had an opportunity for the
nomination. As I said, we want at least
four of the present candidates to relin
quish their hold upon whatever claims
they may have upon ' the conven
tion and make Mr. Blame their
candidate as nearly unanimously as pos
sible. His Maine friends, lead by Con
gressman Boutelle and Mr. Mauley,
will insist on this, and they are sup
ported by every clear-headed, honest
friend of Blame. Of course, there are
. a few hot heads here, as there are most,
anywhere, and they are attempting to
force things, but such a move will be
depreciated by those who understand
Mr. Blaiue's relation to this convention
iv view of his letters.
. "The chief reason for the caucus to
night was to obviate anything contem
plated which might look as if his name
was being forced upon the convention.
At this meeting the Maine delegates
I have mentioned fought for some
length of time to combat any rash or
foolish action on the part of hasty
friends, and then I was called in, to
gether ■ with several other gentlemen
who are not delegates, and therefore
had no right to a place in the caucus.
I can now say to you that
there will • be no stampeding.
The other candidates - must have
their day in the convention, and then if
there is no nomination and the repre
sentatives of at least four candidates
conclude that Mr. Blame is the only so
lution -to the dilemma, they can
nominate him, and I have no
doubt he will accept. But
we must have it practically
unanimous or we won't listen to it. At
any rate we rre intent on holding down
those whose blind fidelity to Mr. Blame
would make it appear that he wished to
obtain the nomination by antagonizing
the other candidates. They are all his
friends, and he would not thinK of
destroying the interests of a single one
of them. We don't want the nomina
tion of M Blame unless we get it as I
have indicated, and no one will labor
harder to prevent any thoughtlessness
or hasty action than I will or his friends
in the Maine delegation. Why they of
his own state have peremptorily refused
to cast a single vote .for him unless the
conditions exist which I have pointed
out. a As for myself, though I am a per
sonal triend of Mr. Blame, i am for Gen.
Harrison and I know that New York is
almost solid for him and will so re
The Alabama Delegation Refuses
:;'j!;to Unite on the Buckeye.
Chicago, June 24.— At a caucus of
the "Alabama. delegates this afternoon,
Ben Butterworth, of Ohio, was present.
He said; Sherman's strength was not
diminishing. He would have more votes
to-morrow*' than he had had Friday or
Saturday. He stated forcibly' the rea
sons why Southern Republicans should
support the senator, and asked the dele
gates to unite for him. Before Mr. But
terworth was done, Logan H. Roots, of
Arkansas, knocked on the caucus room
door. He heard the conclusion of Mr.
Butterworth's speech and then made
one himself. The whole drift of it was
for Blame. He said the Arkansas dele
gates were at heart for Blame. It had
not been deemed expedient, however,
to vote for him, and the delegation had
. united on Alger." Mr. Roots retired, and
George W. Parsons, instructed for Sher
man, but personally for Blame, moved
that the delegation unite on Sherman
for the first ballot to-morrow, and then
if it seemed apparent that Sher
man could not be nominated, to
declare for Blame and give him twenty
votes.- Arkansas, he said, would follow
with fourteen, and California with six
teen more. The initiative taken by
Alabama would sweep the convention
for Blame. j Such a storm of protests
was raised at this that ; Mr. Parsons
withdrew his motion. John D. Hardy,
who has been voting for Alger, but who
desires for the prestige of the state to
unite the delegation, moved to unite for
Sherman. Half the delegation objected.
The motion was withdrawn. The
meeting ended, as half a dozen have,
without any change in the position of
the delegates. Alabama gave one vote
for Blame yesterday. Four will prob
ably be- given for him to-morrow.
George W. Parsons thinks eight votes
will be for Blame at an appropriate
time. Several of the Pennsylvania del
egates left this city for an outing to
day. Four went to Milwaukee. There
was no meeting. .
Gov. Foraker Holds Short Seances
With Several Delegates.
Chicago, June 24.— William Walter
Phelps, of New Jersey, paid a visit to
the Illinois headquarters and had a long
conference with Senator Farwell. This
gave rise to a widely-spread rumor that
the Gresham and Phelps people had
formed a combination and that the
ticket would be Gresham and Phelps.
Gov. Foraker had a lively day of it. He
was closeted for several hours with the
-Blame leaders. Stephen B. Elkins
dropped into the governor's apartments
about 3:30 o'clock, and they remained in
a little room under lock , and key
for some time. Charles Emory Smith,
of Philadelphia; Warner Miller, of New
York, and several other gentlemen
were also in conference - several times
with the governor.. Secretary of State
Griffith, a Harrison leader in New
York, told a reporter this evening that
he had been notified by the New York
ers that they would give Harrison, on
the first ballot to-morrow, five votes in
addition to the fifty-eight for him from
New York yesterday. .
The Trouble in the Ohio Delega
tion Ceases Temporarily. '
Chicago, June 24.— schism
which had assumed alarming propor
tions in the : Ohio delegation, last night
and which was referred to at length in
these dispatches, has been bridged over.
Peace reigns and the Ohio delegation
will to-morrow - present an unbroken
front for John Sherman. From investi
gation, however, this . does not mean
adherence to the Ohio senator for more
than three ballots, and under certain
conditions not that long. Gov. Foraker
said to-night: . "I suppose you
know that the Ohio delegation
will . stick . to ,. Sherman as be- -
fore. The matter has -resolved itself
down to five candidates, and, to-morrow
there will be 1 voted for Sherman, Har
rison, Alger, Allison, Gresham and pos
sibly McKinley, 1 though 1 am - not posi
tive as to the latter.' -I understand that
no Blame' : movement will be made for
several ballots, :• if ' one is made at all.
Will there/be a nomination "_ to-morrows-
Yes; though I am not prepared to say
who it will be."
Is th c Word Which Completely
- Expresses the Situation
at Chicago.
■_ k. : — ■■• ;■ f
Republicans Don't Know Who
to Name to Lead the For
lorn Hope of 1888.
They Know They Can't Elect
Anybody, but, of Course,
. Won't Admit It.
A Possible Attempt to Ap
pease the Revolt Against
the Platform.
A Convention Without Lead
ership, Ruled by the
Which Is Quite as Likely to
Last Another Week as
a Day.
: \
The Delegates From Minne
sota Waiting for Some
thing to Turn Up.
Frank Davis Feeling Very
Blue Over the Prospects
of Gresham,
While Senator Langdon Fan
cies He Sees Alger Nomi
nated Later on.
A Brave, Clean Fight Made by
the Hawkey for Sen
ator Allison.
Special to the Globe. ■
Chicago, June 24.— This has been a
quieter Sabbath than the last. The
great crowd has been thinned out, the
lobbies have been cleared, the mobs dis
persed, the hurrahs are out of the lungs,
and it is to be hoped that the senses
have returned to the brains of .the ex
. cited multitude. -; f Taking •' advantage
of the flag of truce hoisted yesterday aft
ernoon, the contending forces have been
resting in l"; their camps to-day, while
their leaders have been maturing new
plans for the reopening of the campaign
to-morrow. The -fact* is, Blame would
have been nominated yesterday after
noon if the balloting had gone on. but
the Blame managers didn't realize it
until after the adjournment. They had
been outwitted by Sherman's man
agers, who held out the idea that
they were in correspondence with
their candidate and were await
ing his reply to some questions
they had propounded to him, and which
might result in withdrawing his name
Monday. Gov. Foster had previously
said that if Sherman ever did with
draw, the Ohio delegation would swing
into line for Blame. Believing that
Sherman would be induced to with
draw, all the original Blame men, ex
cept the New York delegates, voted for
adjournment. Tom Piatt hates the
ground that John Sherman walks
on, and refused to credit the
sincerity of his managers when
they held out the idea that lie was to be
withdrawn. Piatt evidently knew his
man, for within fifteen minutes after
the adjournment Sherman telegraphed
his managers to fight it out. There has
been an attempt here to-day to reform
the Gresham lines under a new leader
ship, but they are too badly demoralized
ever to get the force in figtfting trim
again. G. H. M.
Davis Is Disconsolate, While Lang
don Is Feeling Well Over the
Outlook for Alger.
Special io the Globe.
Chicago, June 24.— A1l day lortg the
Minnesota headquarters have been in
a condition of lassitude almost ap
proaching a collapse. Joel Heatwole
lolled in an easy chair with his feet
sticking out of a front window. Miller
and Johnson pre-empted the only sofa
in the room. Chandler and Freaney
filed a tree claim to the remaining
chairs, while the bed and dresser
were hospitably placed at the dis
posal of visitors. Frank Davis
wandered in and out of the room occa
sionally with a far-away look on his
face, as if he was saying to himself: "If
I am so soon done for what was I begun
for." The collapse of the Gresham boom
has bowed down Davis' heart. Steener
son hung around the outskirts of the
camp watching for Hartley. .Hi 3,
mind is still . troubled with ' that
promise Hartley made to the conven
tion that the Fifth district would
give Depew 15,000 majority. It has
been observed that since Hartley, made
the rash promise he hasn't mingled with
the delegation much. Steenerson's
plain talk grates harshly ,on his sensi
tive ears, and consequently he prefers
to keep aloof. If there is one . delegate
more chipper than another it is
Senator ■ Langdon. The senator had
just come from a conference with Al
ger's managers when I met him, arid he
was in high glee. He had evidently
heard something' \ that .: pleased him.
When questioned as to the status of the
Alger camp, he replied "We are there
to stay until the fight is over. You will
observe that Alger has made
A steady gain
through ' all the balloting, and is the
only candidate who has had a healthy
growth. Harrison and those other fel
lows who have shot ahead have . done it
by combinations arid all sorts of tricks,
while Alger's increase in strength has
been* of a positive nature. -I do not un
dertake .to / : say ■- . he will be nomi
nated, bu lif he is not he. will
be the next highest man to the nominee.
There are only r two men who - have a
better ;. show for the nomination th an
popular medium for IU H raj I \T
2ssf , , Aders " Wftwlo
THE GLOBE WILL flf ■ &|**f ft
put your -wants be- IBM Ft »! i V
ore the most peo- nIUIh | *\
the most answers 111 ley I V
&2sr. adver - W All Id
NO. 177.
Alger. One is Blame and the other is
McKinley. With Gresham out of the
way we will get all the Logan men in '••
the Illinois delegation. In fact, Alger
is Logan's legitimate successor and is
so recognized by Logan's friends."
"Are Alger's friends willing to with
draw him at any time to further any
combination that would result in the
nomination of somebody else?" **
"We can't withdraw him as long as
he is going up on every ballot. We are
bound to stick to him." ,
•- "Would Gen. Alger be willing to take
second place on the ticket?"' - : ;A .
"I know of no reason why he should
not if the convention so ordered it. A
ticket with Blame and Alger would be
as near a duplicate of the ticket of 1884
as we could get it." G. H. M. ,
The lowans Making a Clean
Fight for Their Man. V.
Special to the Globe. »;-* ?•_.; './'.'. .-* ■'. : X.iXX:X
Chicago, June 24.— 10wa stands Ioy«
ally by Allison. They have made a
brave, clean fight for their man, and if
they do not win success they will at
least have.the consciousness of knowing
that they acquitted themselves credita
bly, and will leave their candidate in
good shape for another convention.
The probable events of to-morrow af
ford a wide scope for . speculation
It is a peculiar convention; that is, if it
is a convention at all. It resembles a
huge mass meeting more than a deliber*
ative body. The galleries have more
voice than the delegates, and apparently
i more influence. There is an utter lack
of leadership on the floor, and in the
general demoralized condition of af
fairs one thing is just as likely to hap
pen as another. They may nominate
to-morrow on the first ballot, or they
may be still in session . next Saturday
night. One is just as probable as the
other. The delegates, every one of
them, realize that the chance for Repub
lican success this year is just one in a
thousand, and they don't Know where
to go to look for -that one. It is like
hunting for a needle in a . hay
stack for this convention to at«
tempt »to strike the line of a
succesful policy. Already they observe
the signs of a revolt among Western
Republicans against the platform, and
now to find a candidate to oppose the
outraged sentiment of the West is a
more difficult problem than the Blame
boom was three days ago. If the goda
had decreed the destruction of the Re
publican party, their will could not
have been more skillfully accomplished
than this convention has been doing it
blindfolded./ f:^y- G. H. M.
Nothing Definite on Candidates,
But the Section Will Oppose Ad«
: journtuent. '^'-f-'r/* .
Special to the Globe. ■■'■■'■']'
Chicago, June 24.— The Northwest*
em delegates have not {.{been idle to
night. At 10 o'clock a caucus was called
at Senator Spooner'sjrivate parlors in.
the Grand j Pacific. The . delegations
from ..Minnesota, Wisconsin, Dakota,
Kansas and Nebraska were invited,' the
object as stated being to consolidate the
entire Northwest on a candidate. , The
fact that lowa was not wanted to par
ticipate in the caucus was taken as an
indication that Allison would not be
included • in the list of can
didates to be presented to
the caucus. The caucus assembled
promptly at 10, but although it was held
in Senator Spooner's room, the senator
was not present, and the Wisconsin and
Dakota delegates attended in full force.
Eight oi the Minnesota delegates, about
. one-half of the Kansas delegates arid
four from Nebraska were in attend
ance. During the two hours' session
they discussed the relative chances of
Blame, Harrison, Gresham arid Alger,
but nothing definite was agreed upon,
except that hereafter the Northwestern
delegates would vote solidly against an
adjournment of any session of the con
vention until at least five ballots
are taken. The Gresham men made
overtures to the Wisconsin delegation
looking to a consolidation on Gresham.
The Wisconsin delegates replied that
they. were willing to vote for Gresham
whenever it could be demonstrated that
he was within reach of the nomination,
but that as long as Harrison was leading
they would stick to him. Then, in turn,
they made overtures to the Gresham
men to support Harrison and with little
success. Ten of the Minnesota' dele
. gates will vote for Harrison this morn
ing unless they are captured by Sher
man before
have passed away, Langdon and the.
other three will stick to Alger. The
rumor that New York would give Sher
man seventy votes on the second ballot
to-morrow has caused some wavering
among those who always want to
be on the winning side. The
Kansas and Nebraska delegates
refused to enter into any
combination with respect to candidates.
To illustrate the confidence of managers
in the success of their candidates, and
to further illustrate the utter uncer
tainty of the situation, I will relate my
experience within the last hour in elicit
ing expressions from the leaders. Col.
Kennedy, of North Carolina, who is
sergeant-at-arms of the United States
senate, and one of Sherman's managers
here told me an hour ago that John
Sherman would be nominated on the
third ballot to-morrow and there would
be no mistake about it. The Seventy
votes from New York would as
sure it. Ten minutes £'; after
wards Kennedy's statement was
repeated to Senator Piatt, who received
it with a quizzical smile and' the reply:
"If Sherman gets seventy votes from
New York, it will not be for the
purpose of nominating him.". Fif
teen minutes later a prominent
Blame champion remarked, "Sher
man .; and Harrison ;*■ will cut each
others' throats . to-morrow, and the
field will be lightened of two of its
most formidable candidates." It hasn't
been ten minutes since Senator Farwell
asserted that . Gresham would be nom
inated, just ■' as sure as the stars move
in their course. Thus the plot thickens,
and the combat increases in fierceness,
.•■■•••••■:■■ G. H. M.
Insufferably Warm. _£i_;Y ;
New Yokk, June 24.— three days
; the heat has been almost insufferable. '
The : : highest thermometrical point
reached to-day was 97 deg. Thej^were
four' deaths . reported : from heat • and
thirteen . prostrations ;in . this "city and
' fifteen heat prostrations in Brooklyn," '

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