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VOI.. XIX.— NO. 192.
Weather for Today-
Fair and Warmer.
Silver Platform Adopted.
Leaders Afraid of Final Te«t. N
Strong Talk of a Bolt.
Bada-er Men Go Out.
Bryan's Star Ascending.
Bryan Talked Into Fame. ,
Routine of the Day Session.
Hill's Eloquent Speech.
Editorial. {
Day of Wild Oratory.
Nominating- Speeches Made.
Apontles In Fourth Place.
Hooslers Win in the Eleventh.
Brewers and Miller* Take One Each.
Leander Wins the Cup at Henley.
Commercial Clnb Aiding the G. A. R.
Minneapolis Matters.
Elks Coming to Mill City.
Bar Silver 68 7-Bc.
Cash Wheat In Chicago 55 7-8.
Stocks Slnggiah.
Courtmartlal In Camp. •
Xewi of the Northwest. ,
Globe* Popular "Wants.
Lit nil Owners Liable for Injuries.
Sewn of the Courts.
"Warner Is Chairman.
Silverites Hold a Session.
Aurora Park— Base Ball 5.30.
NEW YORK, July 9.— Arrived: Halle.
Bremen. Sailed: Normannia, Hamburg via
Plymouth; State of California, Glasgow.
Bremen — Arrived: Spree, New York.
Genoa— Sailed: Kaiser Wilhelm. 11, New
Queenstown— Sailed: Britannic, New York.
Yokohama— Sailed: Tacoma, Tacoma.
London — Sailed: Mississippi, New York.
Rotterdam — Arrived : Amsterdam, New
Rremerhaven — Arrived: Bonne. New York.
Giasgow — Sailed: Circassia, New York.
m .
Tale's defeat Is explained. Thirteen
stewards conducted the drawing for
the races.
As we go to press Henry A. Castle
continues to draw salary over at the
Lost — Toy balloon, marked "Teller's
Boom." Finder will please return it
to convention hall, Chicago.
Prof. Lombroso missed it by not be-
Jng invited to examine some of the
heads In the Chicago convention.
Well, Mr. McKlnley, you can now
preceed to relieve the public suspense
by writing that letter of acceptance.
A New York paper has begun pub
lishing the love letters of McKinley.
In leve, as in politics, he was great at
This la perhaps a good place for
Jerry Simpson to announce whether or
net he proposes to wear socks this
Mr. Raines is pleased with the oper
ation of the Raines law. He appears to
be about the only man who is pleased
with it.
The color ©f the bluefish which he
caught in Buzzard's bay matched the
feelings of Mr. Cleveland beautifully
all the week.
— ■ m
Mn Gladstone says pe^le are born
for special work. What a lot of peo
ple there are who never try to find
out what their specialty is.

Mr, Sovereign is a queer financier.
The national bank note keeps him
tj>wake nights, but the fiftjr-cent silver
dollar delights him all day long.
• —
A mammoth sea serpent has been
captured in Puget sound. It would
have been a better advertising dodge
to capture it in Lake Minnetonka.
» _
A chime of bells is the latest addition
to the bicycle. Those sweet bells might
be made to go jangling when the
wheel runs over a tack or sharp bit of
The British are evidently not taking
the Keely cure to any extent. The
taxes paid on liquors in the British
empire the past year increased over
— — m , —
There are some queer mixups In the
Chicago papers these days. The Chi
cago Record speaks of Mr. Bracken
ridge, of Rochester, Mlftru. as W. Lo
gan, of Minnesota.
The freshmen who enter college this?
fall will be In a peculiar position.
Their class will be known as '00. Their
class yell may be "Here goes nothin*'
Rah! 'Rah! •Rah!"
The Cubans are preparing to dis
tribute dynamite with balloons. Ther*
Is probably no danger of the dynamite
b owing up the balloons, as they are
already blown up.
Politics is making strange bedfellows
tftese days surely. On the platform
at one of the sessions at Chicago were
Don M. Dickinson, Senator Petttgrew
and Congressman Towns,
The Minneapolis Times and Journal
will roast David M. dough to a rich
brown before the summer is o-er The
governor, however, says they "cut no
ice. ' especially in the summer.

John D. Rockefeller says the good
Lord gave him the money he has. Tb»
good Lord didn't ar_t_ori_e him ta
squeeze people in oil and iron, but he
did it, and in that way got & large por
tion of his money.
A New York physician has discovered
• "dope" that will cure the drink habit
In twenty-four hours. It is reported
nninjuriotis, and can no doubt be taken
at least once a week In the event of a
relapse. Every champagne supper can,
therefore, be followed by the cure.
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wmm ti mi.
Tillman Hissed and Hill Applauded
While the Great Debate Was
In Progress.
CHICAGO, July £>.— Ten acres of peo
ple on the sloping sides of the Coliseum
today saw the silver-helmeted gladia
tors in the arena overpower the gold
phalanx and plant the banner of silver
upon the ramparts of Democracy.
They saw what may prove the disrup
tion of a great political party, amid
scenes of enthusiasm such as have
never before occurred in a national
convention. They saw 20,000 people,
with imagination inflamed by the burn
ing words of passionate oratory,
swayed like wind-swept fields; they
heard the awful roar of 20,000 voices
burst like a volcano against the rever
berating dome overhead; they saw a
man carried upon the shoulders of
others, intoxicated with enthusiasm,
amid tumult and turbulence; they lis
tened to appeals, to threats, to cries for
mercy, and finally they watched the
jubilant majority seal its victory and
the vanquished stalk forth into the
The battle for the supremacy of
Democratic principles was fought in a
session that lasted from 11 o'clock in
the morning until shortly before 5
o'clock in the afternoon. Each side sent
Its champions to the forum. Senator
Tillman, of South Carolina; Senator
Jones, of Arkansas; ex-Congressman
William Jennings Bryan, of Nebraska,
crossed swords with Senator Hill, of
New York; Senator Vilas, of Wiscon
sin, and ex-Gov. Russell, of Massa
The, sinister looking senator from the
state of Calhoun, with his eye blazing
defiance at an audience which mani
fested its unfriendliness by a storm of
hisses, opened the debate with a wildly
passionate speech, in which he affirmed
that the battle for the restoration of
silver was a war of emancipation of
the white slaves, as the war of 1861
had been one for the emancipation of
the black slaves. Disruption of the
Democratic party had brought about
one, and he invited another disruption
If it would result in this emancipation.
He went to the extreme in glorying
In the suggestion presented, that the
issue was a sectional one, a declaration
which aroused the resentment of Sen
ator Jones and he repudiated it in a
brief speech which aroused the first
demonstration of the day. Even the
gold delegates joined heartily in this
demonstration against sectionalism.
Senator Vilas, who was postmaster
general under Cleveland's first admin
istration, bitterly denounced, what he
termed, an attempt to launch the party
on a career so wild that the world
stood aghast With a wave of his arm
that was full of impressive potent,
he sounded his warning.
"Somewhere in this country," said
he, "there may be some Marat, some
Danton, some Robespierre, but the
people will not follow them into another
French revolution."
Ex-Gov. Russell, the keen Massachu
setts statesman, who has thrice car
ried the standard of Democracy to
victory in the Old Bay State, pleaded
for a word of concession, of concilia
tion and concluded with a solemn
warning that the country, If not the
convention, would listen. Demonstra
tion followed demonstration at fre
quent intervals throughout the
speeches, but It was Senator Hill who (
aroused the gold forces to their wild
est enthusiasm, and Bryan, the "Boy
Orator of the Platte," who set the sil
ver men aflame. The demonstration
for Hill, who with close logic and tren
chant blade sought the very heart of
the convention, as he bitterly assailed
as undemocratic the new creed, which
majority was to proclaim, lasted about
18 minutes. Although more protracted
than that which greeted Bryan, it was
of a different nature. The latter was
of an enthusiasm, kindled by the touch
of magnetic eloquence.
The "star of the brilliant young
orator from the plains of Nebraska,
has burned brightly on the horizon of
the convention for two days. There
were several demonstrations in his be
half yesterday, but this was the first
opportunity he has had to show him
self. His audience had been warmed
up, and was full of pent up enthusiasm.
The powder magizine needed but th<>
spark and Bryan applied It with the
skill of genius. His very appearance
captured the audience. Dressed like a
plain Westerner, in a black suit of
alpaca, he stood with a smile playing
over his handsome, mobile, clearcut
face, while, with uplifted hand, he
quieted the waiting thousands. He has
a face whose lines might have been
chiselled from alabaster, by some mas
ter sculptor. His mouth is firm; his
eyes bright; his nose Roman, his raven
hair is brushed back from his forehead
and falls to his collar. With well
modulated voice, which gradually rose
in pitch until it penetrated the farther
most limits of the hall, his speech was
a masterpiece of oratory. With con
summate eloquence he stated the case
of silver and parried the arguments of
the gold men. Marc Antony never ap
plied the match more effectively. The
convention took fire with enthusiasm.
It crackled as by the war of flames.
Hill was forgotten, all else was for
gotten for the moment. Cheers swelled
to yells, yells became screams. Every
chair in the valley of the Coliseum and
every chair in the vast wilderness on
the hillsides, became a rock on which
frantic men and women were wildly
waving handkerchiefs, canes, hats and
umbrellas — anything moveable.
Some, like madmen divested them
selves of their coats and flung them
high in the air. A Texas delegate up
rooted the purple standard of his state
and bore it frantically to the place
where rose the standard of Nebraska.
In a twinkling, others followed the
Texans. Two thirds of the state staffs
were torn from their sockets and car
ried as trophies to Nebraska, where
they danced in mid-air. A dozen dele
gates rushed upon the stage and shoul
dered the half-dazed orator and bore
him in triumph down the aisle. Loud
er and louder shrieked the thousands,
until the volume of sound broke like
a gigantic wave and fell only to rise
and break again. For almost fifteen
minutes this maddened tumult con
tinued, while the delegates with the
state standards paraded the enclosure.
Old political generals were stupefied.
If the ballot for the nomination had
been taken then it would have been a
When It was all over, the votes were
taken, first on the minority substitute
for the platform offered by Senator
Hill, which was defeated 626-303; then
on the resolution to indorse the admin
istration which was beaten 357 to 564,
and lastly on the adoption of the plat
form, which was carried 628 to 301.
Senator Tillman, after the rejection
of the resolution to Indorse the admin
istration, withdrew his resolution to
censure the administration. "The ad
ministration stands condemned by that
vote," was his comment. "A brave
man never strikes a fallen foe."
At the nlghit session, in the presence
of fully 25,000 people, the nominating
speeches were made and there was a
repetition of the exciting scenes of the
afternaon. The Bryan enthusiasm con
tinued. The galleries went frantic at
every mention of his name and the wild
demonstration of the afternoon was
duplicated when he was placed in nomi
nation by H.T Lewis of Georgia, and
seconded by W. C. Klutz of North Caro
lina, George Fred Williams of Massa
chusetts, and Thomas J. Kernan of
Louisiana. Although the demonstration
was confined largely to the galleries
tonight it looked as if the favorite
Bland, had fallen back into the ruck'
hopelessly beaten. Senator Vest placed
the Missourian In nomination. The
name of Gov. Claude Matthews of Indi
ana was presented by Senator Turpie
of Indiana, and seconded by Delegate
Trippet of Colorado. Fred White of
lowa placed Boies In nomination and
the Waterloo statesman owed a magni-
flcent ovation to the enthusiasm of Miss
Winnie Murray, a young woman from
Nashua, lowa, who led the Boies dem
onstration as Mrs. Carson Lake did the
Blame demonstration at Minneapolis
four years ago. Senator Joe Blackburn
of Kentucky, was placed in nomination
by John S. Rhea, a brilliant Kentucky
orator, and seconded by Gen. St. Clair
of West Virginia, and W. W. Poote
of California, and McLean of Ohio, by
Delegate Patrick of the Buckeye state.
Ten Thousand People Surged Out
side Unable to Obtain Entrance.
Special to the Globe.
CHICAGO. July 9.— You have all
heard of the power of the press, but I
had chanced to realize" its immensity
tonight. It enabled me to escape a
clubbing by the Chicago police. The
recess was so brief between the after
noon and evening sessions that early
comers had packed the building before
I reached the coliseum from the city.
I found every outside door to the build
ing closed and guarded by a strong
police force with thousands of angry
people, many with tickets, demanding
admittance. The police, with drawn
clubs, would drive people back while
men swore and women fainted. With
much effort I got the attention of four
policemen, and on inspecting my press
badge they concluded to let me in.
The trouble had only just begun, as
there were two more cordons of police
to pass, but the press badge did it.
I saw men struck and thrown like in
animate objects. The police tore one
man's coat off and then discovered he
was a delegate. This was at the last
door to the entrance of the convention
floor. The cry of the police was "there is
not a seat left in the house and you
can't go in." Ten thousand people
were disappointed in. not being able to
enter the building and the only wonder
Is the police were not mobbed. It was a
turbulent night.
Leaders Hesitate to Put Their For
ces to the Final Test.
CHICAGO, July 9,--The leaders who
are opposed to the nomination of
Bland, or who feared the convention
might be stampeded to Bryan, decided
after the nominating speeches, to draw
off and wait until tomorrow morning
before taking a ballot The action of
the gold delegations, most of which
decided not to participate in the nomin
ation of a candidate on the platform
rendered Bland's • strength formidable
as it was likely that the chairman,
taking the precedent of 1846 into con
sideration — when New York in an at
tempt to defeat the nomination of
Cass, declined to vote and the chair
man ruled that two-thirds of those
voting constituted tbe two-thirds re
quired by the rule— would make a
similar ruling. If all the.gold delega
tions declined to vote, 416 would con
stituted the necessary two-thirds and
the best estimate tonight gave Bland
436. The Pennsylvania delegation,
however, decided to vote for Pattison
after communicating with him by tele
graph. The Wisconsin delegation de
cided not to vote, as did New Jersey,
Maryland and Connecticut divided, and
twenty-seven of the thirty Massachu
setts votes will be silent.
The sudden apearance of Bryan as a for
midable candidate and the developments of the
day, in connection with the gold delegations
greatly complicated the situation. The Teller
movement again looms up prominently, If
those who believe his nomination would be
the politics of the situation can. prevent a
nomination on the second ballot, and to this
end their efforts will be directed. The Bland
managers are straining every nerve and claim
the victory, while Bryan's friends loudly as
sert that the convention will be stampeded by
the "Boy Orator of the Platte."
As the time for balloting draws near, the
managers are making their final estimates of
strength. The Bland forces are the only ones
to give exact figures. Nichols Bell, of the
Missouri delegation, roughly figures the fol
lowing as the main sources of Bland strength-
Missouri, 34; Texas, 30; Arkansas, 16; Illinois'
48; Tennessee, 24; Utah, 6; Oklahoma, 6; In
dian Territory, 6; Washington, 6; Georgia, 26-
Louisiana, 16.
These, however, are counted on as nucleus,
and there are other delegations, in whole or
in part expected to fall In line. The Missis
sippi caucus today, which determined to give
the Mississippi vote to Blackburn first and
then to Bland, has a new source of courage
to the Bland men.
The Matthews men say they do not expect
to show their strength on the early bal
lots. Delegate-at- Large Menles says: "Gov.
Matthews will start with at least thirty, and
the total may reach seventy-five. A recent
rough count shows eighty-eight Matthews
votes, but they are not counted on from the
C. S. Thomas, chairman at the Colorado
delegation, says Bryan will be nominated.
Florida will give him two votes and possibly
more. Arizona, in case of a break, will go
to Bryan. North Carolina will probably cast
her solid vote for Bryan, and North Dakota
is very much inclined to favor him. Gov.
Culberson says that Texas stands firm for
Bland, but in the event of another Texas cau
cus, he thinks Bryan would command a ma
jority. Three of the Wyoming delegation are
for Bryan and the entire delegation may be
swung to him.
One of the California delegates says the
state's vote may go to the Nebraska candi
date after the complimentary vote to Senator
White. South Carolina will cast eighteen
votes for Tillman on the first ballot and will
then go to Bryan. Maryland also shows evi
dence of a tendency to Bryan. The Missis
sippi delegation has decided to cast its votes
for Bryan.
More Tinkering by the Resolutions
CHICAGO, July 9— The committee
on resolutions held a brief meeting this
morning and agreed upon several
amendments to the platform, the most
important of which was the following
substituted kuown as the Bailey
amendment, for the plank on bank is
"Congress alone has power to coin
and issue money and President Jackson
declared that this power could not be
delegated to corporations or to individ
uals. We therefore denounce the is
suance of notes as money for national
banks, as in derogation of the consti
tution and we demand that all paper
which is made legal tender for public
and prlveate debts, or which is receiv
able for dues to the United States,
shall be issued by the government of
the United States, and shall be redeem
able in coin.
The Bailey amendment was offered
as a substitute for a portion of the
financial plank, and Tillman promptly
moved to lay on the table. The first
vote stood 12 and 12. Another vote was
ordered, and there was 10 yeas and 12
nays. The point of no quorum was
made, the gold men of the committee
having refused to vote. Tillman made
a protest against the minority of the
committee coming in and delaying
business. Hill said that the action of
the minority members was a" matter
for each to determine for himself.
Congressman Bryan offered the fol
lowing p^ank which was adopted to
form part of the platform:
"We are in favor of arbitration of
differences between employers engaged
in interstate commerce ..and their em
ployees and recommend such legislation
as is necessary to carry out this prin
At the suggestion of Benator Walsh
and Delegate Dwyer,' the new com
mitteeman from California, seconded by
Mr. Holman of Maine, the following
was added to the prej&niable:
The constitution of United States
guarantees to every citizen the rights
of civil and religious ,• liberty. The
Democratic party has -always been the
exponent of political gberty and re
ligious freedom and-tt renews its obli
gations and reaffirms its devotion to
these fundamental principles of the
Uivlne Bland and Boles Men a
Bad Scare — Hill's Eloquent
Special to the Globe.
CHICAGO, July 9.— Did you ever see
a mob — a real, great big mob, not an
angry, fighting mass of people, but fif
teen or twenty thousand excited but
not dangerous persons, all enthusiastic
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I and bound to make a noise? If you
have, then you have seer, the counter
part of the Democratic national con
vention at the Coliseum in Chicago to
night, where their lives are written.
Every seat of the eighteen thousand in
this vast building was occupied and
standing room was not only at a pre
mium, but could not be had at any
Ever since Bryan's speech this after
noon, friends of the other candidates
have felt it in their bones that some
thing was coming. Bland had been lr.
the lead, but now conditions were so
changed that they did not dare to wait
until Missouri was reached in the al
phabetical roll call of states. Alabama
heads the roll, and It was accordingly
arranged that Alabama should call on
Missouri. In that way Senator Vest, of
Missouri, launched the Bland boom be
fore any other. There Is always con
fusion In the beginning of a session of
a great convention, and tonight it was
confusion worse confounded and the
Bland men had to prick up their ears
to know where the applause came In.
There was a big outburst of applause
when Senator Vest named Bland, but
nothing of a startling or Inspiriting
character. -
The first sensation of the evening
was when Georgia was reached and
Judge H. T. Lewis placed W. J. Bryan,
of Nebraska, in nomination. Lewis did
not make a long speech and named
his man after two or three sentences.
Then the convention and audience went
wild. I say convention for so many
delegates were on their feet that it
looked like a whole body. The audience
which is the most immense ever gath
ered In convention Joined in, and for
ten minutes the scene was uproar
ious. The Bryan banner bearing his
portrait was carried up and down the
aisles with the same state standard
and increased the volume of applause
until you could not hear thunder if It
had been flred off. The scene was sig
nificant of the coming event and made
Bland and
As an antidote a big portrait of
Bland was brought into the center of
the delegate seats, but It did not create
a ripple of excitement or applause.
This was still significant of Bland's
waning fortunes. The presentation of
Gov. Matthews name by Senator Tur
pie, of Indiana, was especially unfor
tunate and even more distressing than
Jay's presentation of Blame in 1880 at
the Republican convention. Turpie is
an old man and might have been a
good man in his day, but that was
some other day. Then the Matthews
delegates could not hear when Turpie
reached the name to start the applause.
Judging from the noise and applause
two speeches seemed to be being de
livered at distant parts of the galleries
while Turpie was talking. The confu
sion grew so great that there was talk
of adjourning until tomorrow. Dele
gate after delegate arose to protest
against the disturbance until so many
delegates were on their feet that there
was nearly as much confusion In the
convention as in the audience. The
sergeant-at-arms made his thirty-sev
enth announcement that he would clear
the galleries if order was not maln
"tained. Finally Chairman Richardson
was able to make an appeal to the
galleries, coupled with a notice that
unless quiet was maintained no one
but delegates and alternates would be
allowed to enter the building tomorrow.
There are ten thousand people who are
outside the building and refused ad
mittance, no matter what their cre
dentials. To add to the quiet of the
occasion, a circus in the neighborhood
is sending up flrewoi-ks and firing can
non at Intervals. It is the worst
crowd Chicago has ever seen In a con
vention, and If everybody gets home
alive the undertakers will be sorry.
After the chair's appeal Fred White, of
lowa, presented Boies' name in com
parative quiet and with very few
cheers. No cyclone appears to have
struck Boles as it has Bryan.
White's speech was a good deal of a
perfunctory matter. When it con
cluded a woman In the south gallery
three hundred feet from the platform
made a sensation by her applause.
She was dressed In white and first be
gan frantically throwing her hands
above her head screaming hysterically.
Another young lady by her side did
something to aid, but was soon in the
background. The author of all this
Boles" boom was Miss Minnie Murray
and of course a newspaper man being
editor of the Nashua lowa Reporter.
After she had shouted and gesticu
lated a minute or two some one gave
her a small flag which she waived and
then another flag was given her.
While she was walking, flag in each
hand, the banner of the lowa delega
tion, being a large picture of Boies,
■was carried up to her seat, but it was
too heavy for her to wave. She was
then escorted down the aisle leading
to the convention floor and lifted over
the rail which separated the gallery
from the reporters' tables. Then walk
ing over to the reporters she finally
reached the level of the convention
floor and was escorted with banner
in the lead to the seats of the lowa
delegation. When she began the dem
onstration, delegates
reporters their tables, the audience
arose en masse and all facing south
waved handkerchiefs to her and yelled.
As she walked over my table I had an
opportunity to see that she is good
looking and red headed. She demon
strated what one woman, who is a
newspaper man can do, for until she
took hold of it the Boies boom was flat.
Her antics may not make him many
votes, but it made half an hour's noise
and fun tonight.
When the speech nominating Black
burn was concluded the band struck
up the "Old Kentucky Home," while
the audience in singing this furnished
the bulk of the applause for the Black
burn boom. It was an odd exchange.
Missouri presented Bland when Ala
bama was called and when Missouri
was called Arkansas responded with a
second for Bland. The McLean boom,
which was sprung by J. W. Patrick, of
Ohio, was very mild and attracted llt
the attention. When New York was
called there was loud cries for "Hill!,'
but Hill is a gold standard man and
did not materialize. As Pattison, of
Pennsylvania, was induced to with
draw at the last moment It left the gold
party silent, as they wished to be under
the circumstances. The nominating
oratory has not been up to the usual
standard tonight, partly owing to the
confusion which preventetd the speak
ers being heard and it needs a respon
sive chord from the audience to pro
duce oratory.
Another reason was the depressing
effect of the cyclonic Bryan. While
Bryan has been talked of, but little at
tention was given to his candidacy
uirtil his speech today and now It looks !
as though he was the coming man. He
is a lawyer living at Lincoln, Neb., and
the editor of the World Herald at
Omaha. He has been twice elected to
congress, once changing his district
from 1,500 Republican to 3.000 Demo
cratic. Then his district was gerry
mandered, putting all the Democratic
counties in the state in it, but he car
ried it by 144. Mr. Hitchcock, proprie
tor of the Omaha World-Herald tells
me. it was not the intention to have j
Bryan formally nominated until after i
his great speech. While it looks like
Bryan, delay will be dangerous. A j
cyclonic boom needs to be worked !
while It is red hot. The adjournment j
of convention without ballot is more '
favorable to Bland than to Bryan, i
though I should still consider Bryan's
chances best. If nomination had been
pushed tonight, Bryan would have won.
He may win tomorrow, but this was his
day in court. — H. P. Hall.
An Eloquent Effort Made by Hill—
Bryan's Great Speech.
Special to the Globe.
CHICAGO, July 9.— As I was entering
the Coliseum this morning a policeman
grabbed an elderly gentleman just be
hind me and whirled him around, tell
ing him to stand back. "I am a dele
gate" said the man, showing his badge,
and it was at delegates' door he was at-
Contlnued on Fifth Page.
Committee Named by New York ta
Sound the Temper of the Other
CHICAGO, July 9.— Just before ad
journment, Gen. Bragg, of Wisconsin,
created a sensation by Jumping onto a
chair and shouting, "Wisconsin will
fight under another banner and for an.
other candidate."
Indulged in by the New York Dele
CHICAGO, July 9.— Hurried meetings'
of all tha gold state delegations were
called as soon as the convention ad
journed this afternoon, and the New
York contingent went to a near-by club
house and began work immediately.
They were not __ an amiable mood at
all, and the talk of bolting the conven
tion entirely was very loud. Congress
man Charles Tracey said he would not
go back, as did also Gen. Frederick
Bartlett Ex-Gov. Flower called the
meeting to order and Senator Hill took
the floor. He said very little, but it
was very pointed. He believed the
platform violated the established prin
ciples of Democracy. To support a
candidate on such a platform would
mean virtual agreement with it He,
did not believe that it was policy to at'
present go so far as to give it an in
His remarks were received with ap
plause. He was followed by John R.
Fellows, who was very bitter in his re
marks. "There Is not one iota of De
mocracy in such a platform," he de
clared. "It is a tissue of Populistio
and anarchistic notions compiled by
men who have no claim to recognition
as statesmen or even politicians, but
who are frenzied fanatics. I cannot
see how I can support such a platform
or any person placed upon it."
William C. Whitney said he had vis
ited several delegations of gold states
and had found their temper such that
they would follow New York's lead.
He was personally not averse to leav
ing the convention, but he would not
like to have it said that New York led
such a revolt. He was In favor of re
maining in the convention, but not tak
ing any part in the election of a candi
date and urged with Senator Hill the
appointment of a committee to arrange
with the other gold states a plan of ac
tion. The
was shown when Congressman Sulzer
arose to speak. He advocated that the
delegation, as good Democrats, should
stay in the convention and take part
in its proceedings. He believed that
the majority rule had always been
looked up to in the party and it should
not now be disregarded. At this Junc
ture somebody said: "Do you mean
that we should vote for the silver
"Yes," said Sulzer, "and work for it"
"Shame, shame," were the cries, and
the speaker was cried down. Judge
Clute, of Albany, an alternate for Eras
tus Corbig, showed decided silver pro
clivities, and he also was shown no
Senator Thomas F. Grady was most
violent In his denunciation of what he
described as the outrage perpetrated
on the convention and on Democrats
by the silver men. He said that he
was very much In favor of repudiating
Democracy, did he not know that this
was not true Democracy, but fanati
Delar.cy Nicoll, of New York, ended
a brief but bitter talk with these
words: "I am a Democrat, but I can
not support such a platform, and I
will not vote for a candidate named
upon it."
Gov. Flower made the warmest
speech of the evening, and Hill and
Whitney had all they could do to pre
vent a bolt resolution being put through
at once. He said the platform was "a
crazy quilt of anarchy," and the out
come "of incompetent and brainless
fools' fanaticism." He denounced men
of Altgeld's and Tillman's stamp as
"mischief-breeders and schemers to
ruin the Democracy," and closed by
saying: "I will never cast my vote
for such a ticket or its representative.
I am a Democrat, and this platform is
not Democratic." Gov. Flower then
read a telegraphic extract from the
Brooklyn Eagle (Democrat) of tonight,
advocating a bolt Part of It reads as
follows, and was received with shouts
of applause:
We have no fear that the sound money
Democracy will acquiesce in a free silver
platform, a ticket of repudiation and of
anarchy and the trampling out of the righta
of sound money delegates in the convention.
A bolt Is Inevitable. A Democratic ticket for
which Democrats can vote is becoming a
necessity. It will be supplied. The an
archists, the Populists, the Communists and
the Nihilists, who are controlling this con
vention, will never control this country
they will never control the Democratlo
Senator Hill Interposed and ofTered
this resolution: "That a committee of
six be appointed to visit other state
delegations instructed for gold and
urge upon them the necessity for re
fraining from action, and that this
committee act both in the convention
and hereafter for the New York dele
gation." It was adopted, and the chair
appointed Senator Hill, William C.
Whitney, James W. Hinckley, Roswell
P. Flower, Frederick Coudert and Wil
liam F. Sheehan. The meeting was
then adjourned. It being the sense of
the members that New York's vote was
not to be cast for a presidential or
other candidate.
Strong: Gronnd Taken by the Brook
lyn Eagle.
BROOKLYN, July S.— This evening the
Brooklyn Eagle (Dem.). under the headline
"For Country and for Right." in double
leads and long primer type, leads its edi
torial page with these words:
"Whether tbo sound delegations, as a
whole, bolt or not, there will be sound
money men In the crunk feast who will walk
out of it, leaving it to Impersonate its own
anarchy and to rear its own repudiation.
There are also many other Democrats who

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