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VOL. XIX.— NO. 193.
Weather for Today-
Fair, Warmer.
Aryan Nominated on Fifth Ballot.
Confusion When Result Is Reached.
Day's Convention Proceedings.
Wild Scenes in the Convention.
Bryan a Cyclonic Accident.
Sound Money Men Leaving.
Second Xoininutlou Delayed.
Populists Will Indorse Bryan.
Sliver Repnhlicnns Disconcerted.
Silverites Disagree on a Second Man.
One Term Enough Says Bryan.
Apostles Go Into Third Place.
Millers Go on Trouncing Tigers.
Hooslers Can't Loose.
Buckeyes Beat Brewers.
Nebraska Celehrating. ,
Pen Sketch ot the Nominee.
Bt. Paul Democrats Divided.
Minneapolis Mutters.
Wires to Go Under Ground.
Warehouse Nearly Destroyed.
Bar Silver «7 7-Bc.
Cash Wheat in Chicago 54 5-Bc.
Stocks Firm But Trudlng Light.
Globe's Popular Wants.
Clough Denies Pardoning Kortgaard
Embezzlement at Harvester Works.
Aurora Park— Base Ball 3.30.
White Bear— Yacht Race 2.30.
Klttsondale— Cricket 2.30.
Wild -wood — Minstrels.
Hamlin — Cycle Races 3.
QUEEXSTOWN— Arrived : Steamer Lu
cania, from New York for Liverpool.
It tvill go down to history as the
great Chin Chin convention.
A few million Democrats are heartily
glad they are out of politics.
For once Tammany made but little
noise in the convention or out of it.
The silverites will have to take the
gold cure whether they like it or not.
■ ■ -»-
In base ball it is the same as in the
Democracy. The gold bugs are not in
m — ,
The Democratic national convention
heard four prayers, but did not re
The David B. Hill of this morning
stands a giant alongside the David B.
Hill of 1892.
It Is now the people's turn to even
up things with Altgeld, Tillman and
men of that stripe.
It was an oversight, perhaps, not to
have invited Coxey to address the
Chicago convention.
Coin Harvey was the logical candi
date, but, logical as he was, he wasn't
mentioned in the convention.
The Wharton Barker boom and the
St. John boom have gone down together
with their flags flying at full mast.
Mr. Bryan is only thirty-six. He is
too young for president, and the peo
ple will no doubt take this view of it.
New York preserved its self-respect
by refusing to vote for or propose
any candidate on the platform
Conventions are coming and going,
but none of them seem to appreciate
the giant intellects of Pingree' and
The Yale men and the gold men in
the Chicago convention wear their
faces long because <^ey do not feel
like wearing them any other way.
The gold Democrats are now In a
position to form golf clubs, pinochle
clubs, social clubs and plain clubs.
They may not even have to vote this
Legislation moves slowly in Great
Britain. The deceased wife's sister
bill has passed its third reading in the
house of lords after a fight of a hun
dred years.
You shall not crucify mankind upon
a cross of gold. — William J. Bryan.
That is very pretty, Mr. Bryan, but
how would it be to crucify mankind
en a cross of silver?
Newport isn't half so much Inter
ested in the coming election as It is in
the contest for social supremacy be
tween Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt and
Mrs. O. H. P. Belmont.
Developments In the Fair and Gould
cases show pretty conclusively that
every millionaire should make a care
ful census of his widows before de
parting this life.
Mr. Cleveland is no doubt much
obliged to the Chicago convention for
not giving him an Indorsement. He
wouldn't know what to do with an in
dorsement from such a body.
Col. Charles H. Jones, of St. Louis,
set up many of the pins at Chicago. If
Col. Charles will hang around until
next November he will discern how
easy it is to bowl these pins over.
Adlai E. Stevenson would have gone
down to history in much better shape
had he declined to write that silver
letter. It takes Adlai out of politics
and labels him as a very small potato.
There were hisses enough in the
Chicago convention to put to shame a
den of rattlesnakes. And some of
these hisses are going to keep ringing
In the ears of the people for many
Nominated for President by the Democratic National
Convention After Five Ballots Had
Been Taken.
Never Before Has So Young a flan Been Able to
Achieve So Great a Personal
Roll Call on the Last Ballot Was Not Completed
Before a Unanimous Nomination
Was Made.
Bland's Name Was the First One Withdrawn, and
Then the Long Struggle Was
at an End.
First Second Third Fourth
Ballot,. Ballot. Ballot. Ballot
Bryan 134 197 219 276
Bland 235 281 291 241
Pattison 97 100 97 97
Blackburn.. 82 41 27 27
Boies 67 37 36 38
Matthews... 37 34 34 35
McLean .... 54 53 54 46
Stevenson. . . 9 10 9 8
Tillman 17
Pennoyer... 8 8
Teller. 8 8
Russell. 2
Hill 1 *.. 1 1
The roll of Statss was called on the
fifth ballot, but many changes were
made which it was impossible to keep
track of in the confusion. Bryan was
declared nominated by acclamation
and no tabulation of the result of the
ballot was made.
CHICAGO, July 10.— William Jen
nings Bryan, of Nebraska, the young,
classic-featured orator from the plains
of the Platte, swept the convention off
its feet today, and was nominated for
president on the fifth ballot. Political
history furnishes no precedent for to
day's proceedings in the coliseum,
neither as a great spectacular s-l:ow,nor
as the result of deliberations of the
convention of a great political party.
Bryan is but thirty-six years old,
younger by ten years than any man
ever nominated for the chief magis
tracy of the American republic. He
came like a young Lochinvar out of the
West, which has never before nomi
nated a presidential candidate, to woo
the bride for whose hand the country's
greatest chieftains have been suitors.
His name was barely mentioned in the
preliminary skirmishing. Four days
ago when the convention met he was
not entered in the lists. But yester
day he made an impassioned speech
and stirred the convention to frenzy
by his eloquence. That speech over
threw the diligently organized work
of weeks and months for other aspi
rants for the honor. The cause of sil
ver was uppermost in the minds of the
delegates when they assembled here.
For the cause they deliberately placed
the eastern wing of the party on the
Now the convention Is coldly ana
lyzed. It is seen that the support of
Bland and Boies as candidates was
never solidly grounded. It was only
as the representatives of the issue that
they rallied delegates to their stand
ards, and even after many of them had
attached themselves to the fortunes of
one or the other of the candidates, they
appeared restless and in an instinctive
way to be casting about for a new
Moses. The far-seeing, staid and sea
soned leaders of the silver men, real
izing that their new creed would alien
ate the Eastern Democracy, believed in
an alliance with the silver Republicans
beyond the Missouri, through Teller's
nomination, but the rank and file
would have none of It.
Yesterday, when Bryan made his
speech, the delegates suddenly saw In
him the great advocate of their cause,
and they turned to him with an im
petuosity that nothing could balk.
They wanted a
They felt that they had him in the
eloquent young Nebraskan who set
their imaginations on fire. If he had
been placed in nomination then the
convention would have been stam
peded as it was today. Some of the
gray-haired leaders saw and feared it.
Last night when he was placed in nom
ination those who thought they had
• found their candidate were confirmed
in their opinion. The idea which George
Fred Williams, of Massachusetts, con
veyed in his seconding speech, that it
needed the strength of youth to endure
the hardships of a new cause; that a
young arm should wield the scimitar of
an indignant people, sank home. Here,
as Williams said, was the new Cicero,
to meet the new Cataline of today.
The leaders who doubted the wis
dom of nominating bo young and so
inexperienced a man, tried to check
the stampede by adjourning until to
day. They hoped a night's reflection
would suffice. At the suggestion of
adjournment there was rebellion. The
motion was declared carried against a
storm of opposition from the Bryan
enthusiasts, who wanted to nominate
their candidate at once. A night's re
flection only made them more deter
This morning when the convention
met to ballot, Bryan showed second on
the first roll call. He had already
overhauled Boies. Only Bland was
ahead, and it was a struggle for the
Missouri farmer to get the 238 votes
which he cast. The stampede began
on the next ballot. On the fourth bal
lot Bryan took the lead, and Bland
fell back hopelessly beaten. The nom
ination was made unanimous on the
next ballot.
Some have sought to find in the
nomination in 1880 of Garfield, who
was not a candidate, a parallel with
Bryan's nomination today, but there
is no parallel. Garfield was only
nominated after one of the hardest
and most protracted convention con
tests of the century. Grant, Blame,
Edmunds, Sherman and Washburne
were then contesting for mastery,
and after thirty-five ballots the rival
leaders and the convention turned to
Garfield who had electrified the dele
gates by his matchless oratory and
commanding presence.
Today the support of the other can
didates melted away, and Bryan won
without a struggle. On the first bal
lot Bland got 238, Bryan 105, Boies 86,
Matthews 58, McLean 54, Pattison 95,
Blackburn 83, Pennoyer 10, Tillman 17,
Stevenson 2, Teller 8, Campbell 2, Rus
sell 2, and Hill 1. .
There were 186 gold men who refused
to vote. They declined to participate
in the nomination on the platform
which had been adopted. The latter
realized that the gold men would prob
ably place another ticket in the field,
or if they did not actively
of this convention in the campaign,
which was to follow, that they would
passively, at least, give aid and com
fort to the political enemy. Pennsyl
vania alone of the gold states contin
ued to participate in the proceedings.
She cast her sixty-four votes for Pat
tison to the end. Most of the other
gold men who voted cast their ballots
also for Pattison, but there were scat
tering votes for Stevenson, Hill, Rus
sell and Campbell.
On the second ballot Alabama sought
to check the rout that had already
begun by changing her vote from
Boies to Bland, but Bryan was over
taking him with giant strides. Bland
gained 46, while Bryan advanced 92.
Boles was the principal loser. On the
third ballot Colorado gave up hope of
Teller, the mention of whose name had
been cheered and hissed by the gal
leries, and Oregon gave up Pennoyer.
In the Ohio delegation the Bryan
forces lacked but seven votes of a ma
jority, and there was open rebellion in
Illinois and other states which wanted
to swing into line. On the fourth bal
lot, Alabama, the first state to vote,
headed the stampede to Bryan. Idaho]
California and other states followed!
The revolt in other delegations spread]
even among those bound by resolutions
of instruction. Kansas, Illinois, Ohio,
Indiana and even lowa were tottering!
On the fifth and last ballot Kansas
went over. Illinois and other states
came tumbling along in her wake.
When Ohio was reached Bryan had 446
votes of the 504 required to make a
two-thirds majority of those voting.
Chairman White had ruled that two
thirds of those voting constituted a
two-thirds majority under the rule.
Ohio hesitated. The Bryan men in the
delegation demanded a poll in the' vote.
The friends of McLean saw that the
end was in sight, and Mr. V .can
himself mounted ft chair. He wi;.,drew
his name as a candidate, and cast the
46 votes of Ohio for Bryan. This gave
him 492, twelve less than enough to
nominate. Montana changed her six
to Bryan, and Oklahoma territory fol
lowed with her six. To the territory
of Oklahoma, therefore, belongs the
honor of nominating the Democratic
candidate for president 1 in 1896, as to
that of Ariozna belonged • the honor
four years ago.- Of course the other
states then scrambled over each other.
Gov. Stone, of Missouri, withdrew
Bland's name, and Senator Turpie, of
Indiana, withdrew that of the Hoosier
governor, and on his motion the nomi
nation was made unanimous.
There were frequent Bryan demon
strations during the day. The most
dramatic occurred at the conclusion of
the fourth ballot, when It was apparent
that Bryan would be nominated on the
next ballot. The colors of the states
were again uprooted and the Coliseum
for fourteen minutes shook with the
storm of cheers, while frenzied men
marched and sang and hysterical wo
men became frantic.
Until after the nomination, a sweet
faced, modest-looking woman sat al
most unnoticed inone of the chairs
to the right of the stage, surrounded
by a few friends. She retained her
composure amidst all the excitement,
but her face glowed with pleasure, as
she followed the proceedings which
made her husband famous. It was Mrs.
Bryan. Immediately after the nomi
nation, when . it became noised nbout
that she was there, and tV.ere v*ns a
rush to see and cont,"'at«i*te liw. she
modestly withdrew and ■ sought her
husband. '.'."..'
Little Time Waited on the Prelimi
nary- 'Bf-aineM.
Time dragged "along until 10:49 be
fore Chairman White called the con
vention to order and got it under way,
for the fourth day's proceedings. The
Rev. Thomas Edward Green, rector of
Grace Episcopal church. Cedar Rapids,
lowa, offered the prayer. ' At the con
clusion of the prayer the chair recog
nized Mr. Harrlty, of Pennsylvania.
Mr. Harrity: "I desire to say that in
obedience to the instructions, given by
the Democratic state convention of
Pennsylvania, the fenrisylvahia dele
gation presents the name of Robert E.
Pattison, of Pennsylvania, as a candi
date for the presidency. (Applause.)
The chair inquired if 'there were any
other nominations. Mr. Mattingley, of
the District of Columbia: "Last even
ing before adjournment, the roil call
was concluded rather ÜBceremoniouslv.
On behalf of District of Columbia I de
sire to second the nomination of that
peerless champion of free silver, that
great Democrat of Ohio, and friend of
tht? farmer and laboring man, John R.
McLean. (Applause.)
Mr. Miller, of Oregon:^ "On behalf
of the delegation of Oregon we desire
to present to thi» convention the name
of ex-Gov.- Sylvester Penribyer for
president of the ' United States. (Wild
The chair inquired if ther* were any
other nominations. There being no re
sponse the nominations, for president
were declared closed and the chairman
ordered the secretary to call the roll
by states. This announcement was re
ceived with applause.
Mr. Smith," of" Ohio: "On behalf of
the Ohio delegation I wish to say that
we have just received the news of the
sudden and unexpected death of that
eloquent and distinguished Democrat,
Frank H. Hurd, of Ohio, and we ask
the convention to join with us in our
sorrow for the loss of our friend and
our Democratic associate.
The clerk began calling the roll.
When Connecticut was called Gov.
Waller, of that state, made the follow
ing announcement: Connecticut has 12
votes. Two of those 12 are cast for
Gov. Russell, of Massachusetts. When
Massachusetts was reached Mr. Hamil
ton, of that state, was recognized and
said: "In the absence of chairman
and the vice chairman of our delega
tion, the majority of the delegation de
sires that Massachusetts should be
passed for the present."
Mr. O' Sullivan, of Massachusetts: "In
the absence of the gold leaders of this
delegation, we demand the call or roll.
They are "away because they Intend to
stay away.
The chairman: The chair will state
that speeches are not to be introduced
in the midst of a roll call, let us re
member this, gentlemen, please. (Ap
plause.) Massachusetts will be passed
for the present.
The sensation of the morning was
the calling of New York. When that
state was reached, Gov. Flower from
his place on the floor was recognized.
There was almost breathless silence In
the hall as he said: "In view of the
platform adopted by this convention
and of its action and proceedings, I
am Instructed by the delegation from
the state of New York to say, we de
cline further to participate in the se
lection of president and vice president
and therefore we decline to vote."
Trouble Precipitated Over the Vote
of WUconiln,
When the state of Wisconsin . was
called Gen. Bragg was recognized and
said: "Wisconsin has directed her dele
gates how and when to vote. There
fore we decline at present to vote."
Mr. Holding— The delegation of the
state of Wisconsin, not having been
polled and instructed to vote as a unit,
in order that the vote may be polled,
I ask for a calling of the roll.
The Chair— ls there any denial that
there is a unit rule In Wisconsin?
Gen. Bragg— l have the rule In my
hand and there are 35 copies of it in
the credentials from our state. It is
a part of the agreement by which we
took our seats upon the-floor. We have
precocious children in our state and
the instruction was given to keep them
from —
Gen. Bragg was shut off by cries of
"Call the roll," many of them coming
from the states of Virginia and West
Virginia. When quiet reigned suffi
ciently he continued:
"The gentleman from West Virginia,
or from old Virginia, cannot direct the
Democracy of Wisconsin how they
shall act or how. they shall vote."
(Loud cheers.)
Mr, Holdgate, Wisconsin— 'l h*v_ the
directions, the original certified, right
here, where in it is said : "We hereby
direct the delegates from Wisconsin
to the national Democratic convention
to be held in Chicago to vote as a unit
on all subjects arid candidates and as
a majority of delegation may direct."
We are directed to vote as a unit when
we are polled." (Loud cries of "Bragg,
Gen. Bragg— The Wisconsin delega
tion at its meeting yesterday voted 20
to 4 to sustain and conform to the in
structions of its state and to make up
that four, the gentleman who chal
lenged the count was counted as one
of them. (Loud cries of "Call the roll.")
The roll of Wisconsin was called and
nineteen of the delegates declined to
vote, Synon, Larson, Dockery and
Holdgate voted for Bryan. The only
absence was Malone. As soon as the
secretary had completed the call of the
roll of the delegates from Wisconsin
the chair recognized Senator Money, of
Mississippi, who said: "I make this
point of order that when a delegation
is instructed to vote as a unit and any
number of these gentlemen decline to
vote, they cannot stifle the voice of a
delegate who does desire to vote. The
chair recognized Gen. Bragg, who stood
upon a chair in the Ohio delegation and
said: "I make a point of order on that
vote—" He got no further, . for Mr.
Smith, of Ohio, arose and in a loud
voice remarked: "He does not repre
sent Ohio." This statement was re
ceived with cries of "No; No" and Gen.
Hogg invited Gen. Bragg to speak from
the Texas delegation and helped him
upon a chair. This action was greeted
with applause.
Gen. Bragg— l make the point of or
der that the vote of Wisconsin under
its instructions must be entered as
There are but four votes cast in
our delegation out of 24 here, contrary
to the wish of the majority and unless
this convention seeks to make that
four a majority of 24 they cannot bind
the 20, nor disgrace our state by polling
its vote the way those gentlemen wish.
Mr. Dockery, of Wisconsin:— l am
one of the men who are asking for the
privilege of casting a vote. (Applause).
The gentleman who acts as spokesman
for Wisconsin (Gen. Bragg) claims the
privelege of refusing to cast any vote
upon any subject. We ask that those
of us who are ready and willing to cast
our votes be permitted to vote and that
cur votes be recorded. (Cheers). The
resolution passed by the state convent
ion, gave to those gentlemen the right to
say that a majority should control the
votes of the delegates here, but there
are no words in that resolution which
say that the others cannot vote.
Mr. Finley of Ohio, made the point
of order, that the delegation might
direct a vote, but by abstaining from
voting it was not directing~a vote and
that therefore the gentleman(Dockery)
had the right to vote. (Applause and
cries of "That's right, that's right")
The chairman :— The point raised by
the delegation from Wisconsin is that
the state convention directed the
delegation to vote as a unit on all sub
jects and candidates, as a majority of
the delegation might direct. The chair
rules that this instruction is not an
instruction to abstain from voting,
but to regulate the voting of the dele
gation. ' (Applause.) Tbe chair further
rules that when the roll Is called a
delegate absent shall be recorded as
absent and, if a minority of the dele
gation vote, their votes shall be indivi
dually recorded, but that the minority
cannot cast the entire vote of the
delegation. (Applause).
The call of the states was proceeded
with until the end of the list was
reached, when the chair directed that
those states which had been omitted
should be called. Colorado then called,
cast her votes for Henry M. Teller,
this announcement was greeted with
loud hisses from all parts of the house.
The result of the first ballot was as
Bland Headed the List With Bryan
ST a 'w a; a >rj m 5
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*_&• I 2 c § 3. *
WI:J• » I : 5 b
'. I : : : • : S
Alabama 22
Arkansas 16
California 2 4 2 9.. 1 ..
Colorado 8 ..
Connecticut 2 10
Delaware 1 .. .. '3 .. 2
Florida 2 112 11....
Georgia 29
Idaho 6
IllinoU 48
Indiana SO
lowa . . 26
Kansas 20
Kentucky .. .. 26
Loulsana 16
Maine 2 .. 2 .. .. 6 .. 8
Maryland 4 .'. .. 11 .. 1
Massachusetts ... 2.. 1 1.. 8 6 18
Michigan ........ 4 6 9 10
Minnesota 4 2 .. 1 2 1 S
Mississippi 18 .. ..
Missouri 84
Montana 4 .. .» .. 2
Nebraska 16
Nevada 3 . . . . 3
New Hampshire . 1 7
New Jersey 2 .. 20
New York 2 72
North Carolina 22
North Dakota 6 .
Ohio 46 ..
Oregon 8
Pennsylvania 64 .. ..
Rhode Island 6 .. 2
South Carolina 17 l
South Dakota 6 .. .. 1 .. 1
Tennessee 24
Texas 30
Utah 6
Vermont 4 4
Virginia 24
Washington 7 .. 1
West Virginia 12
Wisconsin 4 .. 1 .. .. 19
Wyoming 6
Alaska 6
Arizona 6
District Columbia .. 1 6 ..
New Mexico 6
Oklahoma 6 .."
Indian Territory. 6
Totals 235 67 134 37 82 97 99 179
The ecatering vote was as follows: Col
orado, Teller, 8; Connecticut, Russell, 2; Mas
sachusetts, Hill, 1, Stevenson, 4; Minnesota,
Stevenson, 1; Nevada, McLean, 3; Ohio, Mc-
Lean, 48; Oregon, Pennoyer, 8; 3outb Caro
lina, Tillman, 17; District of Columbia, Mc-
Lean, S.
Bland 235
Bryan 134
Pattison 97
Blackburn „... 83
Boles MM M «7

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