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Lean, of Ohio, mounted his chair. The
confusion still being very great he had
some difficulty in securing recognition,
but finally succeeded. Mr. McLean
"Ohio withdraws the name of John
R. McLean and casts 46 votes for Wil
liam J. Bryan." This announcement
caused great enthusiasm, and was de
cisive of the result.
Gov. Stone, Missouri, said: "Mr.
Chairman: Two or three days ago I
recived this note (holding up a letter)
which I will now read in your hearing,
from Richard Parks Bland.
LEBANON, Mo., July 7.— Gov. W. J. Stone
— Dear Sir: I wish it to be understood that
I do not want the nomination unless It is the
judgment of the free silver delegates that I
would be the strongest candidate. If it
should at any time appear that my candidacy
Is an obstruction to the nomination of any
candidate who is acceptable to the free coin
age delegates in the convention or one more
acceptable to a majority or those delegates
than myself I wish my name at once with
drawn from further consideration. I am
willing to waive state instructions for me
and let the free silver delegates decide the
matter. Put the cause above men.
— R. P. Bland.
"I came to this great city as one of
the delegates from Missouri, voicing
the sentiment of the Democracy of that
state to present for your deliberate con
sideration the name of that illustrious
commoner for whom many of you have
expressed preference by your votes in
this convention. To those who have
been our friends in the struggle, I de
sire now to return my grateful appre
ciation. But following the direction of
Mr. Bland himself, that whenever a
majority of the silver delegates in this
convention shall have expressed a pre
ference for another, he desired his
name unconditionally and peremptorily
withdrawn. I now, in the name of
Missouri lower the standard under
which we have fought throughout this
convention, and in Its place, I lift that
of the gifted and glorious son of Ne
braska. (Applause and cheers.)
"Gentlemen, we have chosen a splen
did leader; beautiful as Apollo, intel
lectual beyond comparison; a great
orator; a great scholar; but above all,
beating in his breast is there is a heart
that throbs in constant sympathy with
the great masses of the people, and
instinct with the highest sentiment of
patriotism. (Loud applause and cheers.)
We will not only nominate him, but I
believe, with as much confidence as I
can believe anything in the future that
we will elect him by an overwhelming
majority in November. (Applause.) And
that we will inaugurate not only a
Democratic administration at Wash
ington, but one which at its close will
be set down as among the purest and
ablest and most illustrious of Ameri
can history. (Applause.)
"So, now gentlemen, I withdraw the
name of Richard Parks Bland and cast
the 34 votes of our state for William
J. Bryan, of Nebraska."
Lenders Hurrietl to Get Into the
Bryan Wagon,
At the close of Gov. Stone's remarks,
the convention broke into the wildest
excitement. Delegates and those in the
galleries alike jumped on their chairs
and waved umbrellas and flags. In one
end of the hall, an enthusiast waved
aloft a shoe on the end of a long stick.
During the excitement, the Bland club
band began to play, but the officers in
the convention quickly shut them off.
After the excitement had subsided so
that the chairman could be heard, he
presented Mr. Van Wagenen, of lowa,
who said:
"Gentlemen of the convention: When
the delegation from lowa came to Chi
cago, they bore with them this mes
sage from our great Democratic leader: j
It was this:
"I have in my heart but one desire |
and that is the desire of the great
cause in which we are all engaged."
He said to us: "If I am not nominated
at Chicago, it will be no personal.dis
appointment to me. If the cause for
which we are fighting shall not succeed,
in November, It will be a great personal
disappointment to me. My advice and
my request to you is that notwith
standing your strong instructions if,
when you get to the Chicago convent
ion, you are satisfied there is any man
who can poll more votes than I, I*ask
you to cast the vote of lowa for him."
"Now my friends, while we have got
confidence in Horace Boies, while we
bave understood heretofore his
strength, perhaps you do not, we at
this time believe, after looking upon
this great assembly, that William J.
Bryan, of Nebraska can poll more votes
than any other candidate before this
convention. I am therefore instructed
by the delegation from lowa, to with
draw Gov. Boles name from your con
sideration and cast our 26 votes for
William J. Bryan, of Nebraska (Great
After considerable effort, the chair
man succeeded in restoring sufficient
©rder for Senator Turpie, who had come
upon the stand, to be heard.
Senator Turpie said: "The delegation
from our state has stood from first to
last by our distinguished chief executive
of Indiana, but I am now authorized by
the delegation from Indiana and the
great Democratic constituency which
it. represents, to cast the thirty votes
of our state for William J. Bryan, of
Nebraska. (Loud cheers). Mr. President,
I also further move you and all the
delegates of the convention, In the in
terests of unity which should make
unanimity, I move that the nomination
pf William J. Bryan, for the office of
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president of the United States, be made
unanimous. (Loud cheering.)
Gov. Culberson, of Texas: In view of
the fact that the friends of Mr. Bland
have withdrawn his name from this
contest, I am instructed by the ma
jority of the delegates from Texas, to
cast the votes of that state for William
J. Bryan.
A Texas delegate: I am one of
the minority and I refuse to change my
vote to Bryan. I want to say further,
Mr. Chairman, that no man of the same
capacity — "
This was as far -as the delegate got
in his speech. The chair cut him off,
by ruling that he was out of order, and
by pounding with the gavel upon his
made: i "x as i mots.
So One Left to Oppoae the Choice
of Bryan.
After a number of other changes to
Mr. Bryan had been made, the chair
man then put the motion of Senator
Turpie, of Indiana, to make the nomi
nation unanimous, and declared the
vote carried. Owing to the confusion of
the changes during the call of the roll
for the fifth ballot no record was made
of it. Bryan was nominated by accla
mation before the call was really com
Without any motion, the chairman
declared an informal recess of an in
definite length, and the convention
readily fell into the scheme In order to
permit the Bryan men to vent enthu
siasm which had not all escaped in the
previous demonstration made by them
in favor of their candidate. Every per
son in the hall arose to his or her feet,
and almost too tired to yell, still set
up a shout for the Nebraska man who
had secured the nomination. Once
mere the precession of the standards
paraded about the hall, all taking part
in the march but those of Rhode Is
land, Pennsylvania New York, New
Jersey, New Hampshire, Maine, Mas
sachusetts, Delaware and Connecticut,
which remained solidly rooted In their
places while the crowd seethed and
shrieked around them. The Bland
Marching club and its band headed the
procession. With "Marching 'Thro'
Georgia" and "Dixie" as the music, and
the tramp, tramp, tramp of thousands
of feet, the crowd entertained itself
through a period of about ten minutes
with occasional shrieks of "Bryan,
When quiet was restored, the chair
man announced that a recess would be
taken until 8 o'clock.
Secret of the Sudden Adjournment
Last Xlffht.
Special to the Globe.
CHICAGO, July 10.— I have been
roaming about the hotels and public
resorts since the convention adjourned
tonight and find gloom and Joy very
much intermingled with gloom a little
in the lead. The sound money lights
are out at the Palmer club room and
Whitney, Hill and other prominent
Eastern men left for home tonight.
The Tammany special also pulled out
and hundreds are going on every train.
A great many have no further Interest
in these proceedings. Even the Sher
ham house, the storm center of the
silver move, does not seem to be over
whelmingly Joyful and Bland head
quarters there and elsewhere are aban
doned, as are the Boies quarters at the
Palmer. Bryan never had any. His
headquarters were in the saddle and
are still maintained. He has been fair
ly deluged with congratulatory tele
grams and he and his wife are worn
out with personal greetings.
Part of the Republican bolting sen
atorial syndicate have gone West to
grow up with the country, but Towne
still remains. The Populists are not
entirely satisfied with* McLean for vice
president and I understand make it a
condition that if the ticket Is to be In
dorsed at St. Louis they must have one
I end of It. This was part of the secret
! of the adjournment tonight in order as
Chairman White and Altgeld said to
see that no mistake was made.
Notwithstanding this it still looks
McLeanish, but the combinations of the
night may turn up another card. Some
of the Minnesota delegation have gone
home. The silver members of the dele
gation feel happy over getting eleven
votes out of eighteen for Bryan, when
they raised it to ten they demanded
the right to the standard of the state
and Donahue, of Minneapolis, carried
it in the Jubilation. parade over Bryan's
success. The gold men are going to
take a rest and think it over a little
before deciding what course to pursue.
New York men particularly are very
bitter, but it is not true that definite
plans for another convention have been
made. Many plans have been talked
of, but it may be a month before defi
nite conclusions are reached. The
golden chairs at tomorrow's conven
tion will be largely vacant. Hill was
sufficiently amused yesterday and did
not attend today and Gen. Bragg did
not resume his seat after the snub he
received from the chair tonight. P. H.
Kelly, M. F. Kain, George Mitch and
John Wagner returned to St. Paul to
night. Dick O'Connor arrived from
Washington today and will be In at the
death tomorrow. The crowds In the
hotels are much reduced and if you
are real good and pay silver you can
now get waited on at a restaurant. A
good many people are discussing to
night where the Democratic party is at.
The eleven Bryant votes in the delega
tion think they are the party, and If
they are, who are the others who did
not vote? I am going out for fresh air
to think about it. — H. P. Hall.
Men Who Will be Indorsed by the
Convention Today.
CHICAGO, July 10.— The following is the
new national Democratic committee, all the
vacancies except one having been filled today,
and this one— Missouri— will be filled tomor
Alabama, H. D. Clayton; Arkansas, Thomas
C. Mcßae; California, J. J. Dwyer; Colorado,
Adair Wilson; Connecticut, Carlos French;
Delaware, R. R. Kenney; Florida, Samuel
Pascoe; Georgia, Clark Howell; Idaho, George
Ainslee; Illinois, Thomas Gahan; Indiana,
John G. Shanklin; lowa, Charles A. Walsh;
Kansas, J. G. Johnson; Kentucky, Urey Wood
sonson; Louisiana, N. C. Blanchard; Maine,
Seth C. Gordon; Maryland, Arthur P. Gor
man; Massachusetts, John W. Corcoran;
Michigan, E. G. Stevenson; Minnesota, D.
W. Lawler; Mississippi, W. V. Sullivan;
Missouri, (to be chosen tomorrow); Montana,
A. J. McHatton; Nebraska, W. R. Thomas;
Nevada, R. P. Keating; New Hampshire, A.
T. Sulloway; New Jersey, James Smith, Jr.;
New York, John C. Sheehan; North Carolina,
Joseph Daniels; North Dakota, W. C. Lustl
kow; Ohio, John R. McLean; Oregon, J.
Townsend; Pennsylvania, William T. Harrity;
Rhode Island, Richard B. Comstock; South
Carolina, Benjamin R. Tillman; South Da
kota, James M. Wood; Tennessee, J. M. Head;
Texas. J. G. Dudley; Utah, A. W. McCune;
Vermont, R. B. Smalley; Virginia, P. J. Otey;
Washington, Hugh C. Wallace; West Vir
ginia, J. T. McGraw; Wisconsin, E. C. "Wall;
Wyoming, W. H. Holliday; Arizona, W. H.
Burbage; District of Columbia, Lawrence
Gardner; Indian Territory, Thomas Mai com;
New Mexico, F. A. Mazanares; Oklahoma,
' White M. Grant; Alaska, C. D. Rodgers.
Neither Willing to Discuss What
Was Said.
CHICAGO, July 10.— Prominent Democratic
leaders have been in consultation with Mr.
Bryan tonight, the chief object of discus
sion being the candidate for vice president.
Of course it is understood that Mr. Bryan
will have a great deal of influence in the
selection of his running mate. Senator Jones,
of Arkansas; Senator Tillman and others who
have managed the silver campaign have had
quite extended conferences with the candi
date. John R. McLean, of Ohio, had a very
extended interview with Mr. Bryan. Neither
Mr. Bryan nor any of his visitors would talk
about the conferences. Delegate Holding, of
Ohio, \»as discussing the situation with the
Nebraska managers of Mr. Bryan's cam
paign, and Tom L. Johnson, of Ohio, has
also been on hand. Mr. Johnson, it is un
derstood, would prefer that the vice presi
dential candidate should set come from
It May be That It Will be Left for
the Populiat. to Name the Run
ning Mate.
Special to the Globe.
CHICAGO, July 10.— It was not this
convention, it was not the thousands
who have gathered In Chicago and
screamed themselves hoarse the past
week which made W. J. Bryan, the
*i% • "
Who Received 100 Votes of the Goli\ Men.
Democratic nominee for president. It
was the cyclonic inspiration born of
the masterpiece of oratory and the
concluding paragraph of his speech,
which made him the leader of the
free silver forces of the United States,
"Having behind us the commercial in
terests and the laboring interests and
all the toiling masses, we shall an
swer thier demands for a gold stand
ard by saying to them, 'you shall not
press down upon the brow of labor
this crown of thorns. You shall notf<
crucify mankind upon a cross of^
gold.' " It was one of the most re
markable events that has ever oc-*
curred in the political history of the'
country. It is true that Bryan has
been mentioned but more as a possi
bility than a probability, but from
the moment he uttered the words I
have quoted, an electrical cyclone
sprang up which no man or collection
of men could withstand. The friends
of Bryan, Boles and Matthews are
more disappointed than the advo
cates of gold, but they accept conclu
sions just as a man accepts the results
when a tornado has swept over his
possessions. To read his words, you
cannot realize their effect as . you
would if you had heard them uttered.
They seemed to be
and they swept their author into
fame. Any word painting is feeble In
describing their result. Thousands of
men had been In the city for a week
laboring with the utmost vehemence
in behalf of other candidates. Their
platform has never been in doubt, but
the man who stands upon it was an
uncertain quantity until yesterday
afternoon. By one master stroke,
one outburst of almost unsurpassed
eloquence, a man sprang to the front
and made himself the leader of a
great party really against the will of
a majority of that party so far as they
were assembled here. It was a recog
nition of brilliancy, which I cannot
help but remark, and of all those
named to stand upon that platform
the one selected was the strongest and
best for their cause.
The adjournment last night after the
nominating speeches had been made,
was intended to destroy the man who
had so suddenly sprung to the floor, but
the seed had been planted, and was
only strengthened as the hours sped
on. The chair declared the adjourn
ment when two-thirds voted "no." If
a ballot had been taken last night the
result would have been reached a little
quicker, but that is all. Men were so
pledged that they felt they must in
honor vote for another at the outset,
but I question whether a single man
entered that convention hall today who
did not secretly feel that he would vote
for Bryan before he left it. And all
those who Vbted at all did.
Though the convention was to assem
ble at 10, it was exactly 11, when Chair
man White rapped for order and called
upon the lowa clergyman, who seemed
to have the job by contract, to offer
prayer. It was eight minutes after 11
when the reading clerk shouted "Ala
bama" on the first call of roll for presi
dential ballot There was the usual
confusion, which was increased by the
thirsty Marston, of Louisiana, who un
dertook to make a speech and again
when New York was reached, and Hill
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arose and announced that upon the
platform which had been-adopted, New
York ,
to sustain, and would decline to vote.
The galleries applauded over this an
nouncement, and when South -Caro
lina was reached and. seventeen votes
were cast for Tillman*, they hissed as
generously as they? had aplauded Hill.
At intervals during the roll call the
chairman pounded vigorously' with his
gavel on the deskj_ ana shouted: "Or
der," "sit down, fyt dpwn," "Order,"
"stop talking," "keep jjjuiet,"' but there
was too much suppressed excitement
to have these requests receive any
more than temporary recognition. Quite
a sensational episode when
Wisconsin was 'reached, and Gen.
Bragg arose to announce, with cutting
sarcasm, that Wisponsjn wished to be
silent in such a (jonyention. Another
Wisconsin delegate, challenged the an
nouncement, and ©en. Bragg advanc
ed to a more advantageous position
and stood upon a chair in the Ohio del
egation to make his explanation. Thos.
J. Mulvahlll, of Cincinnati, took excep
tion to Bragg's occupying an Ohio
chair, and literally yanked him to the
Gov. Hogg, of Texas, who occupied
the seat next to the Ohio delegation
hall more decency and not only in
vited Bragg to a Texas chair, but aided
In lifting him thereon. Bragg then ex
plained that they were expected to vote
as a unit and sent up .the rule adopted
by the state convention to the platform
to-be read. This roll was read by the
reading secretary and it clearly stated
that on all questions of/ nominations
they were to vote as a unit. Dockery,
a delegate from Ashland, took' the plat
form and very vigorously argued that
those instructions did not apply-- to
stfling .the. minority when no vote at
all was cast. The chair ruled ih favor
iof Dockery) stating that while they
were compelled to ydte as a unit, there
'was nothing in the*, instructifcns which
required them to remain sjlent, and
consequently four votes were
and one for Blackburn.
To those not thoroughly posted the
first ballot was disappointing, as Bryan
only had 110 to 238 for Bland, but the
Bryan men well understood that many
of them had made promises which
compelled them to cast their first vote
for other candidates,' 1 and possessed
their souls In patience*. The refusal of
Gov. Pattison to release the Pennsyl
vania delegation rather disconcerted
the gold forces, AS they had hoped to
present a solid e^enl front, but this
destroyed that pian, and consequently
a number of gold states scattered their
votes and only a' little more than half
of their number refrained from voting
entirely. After ' the ' second ballot,
Marston, of Louisiana, who was the
clown of the show; undertook to speak
and some one se'tvt over a glass of
water to the Louisiana delegation so
that he could take at* drink, which he
did, amidst tunidltofis applause. He
then took the platforjrh evidently hop
ing to make a speech;' but the galleries
howled him down until he was glad to
be sufficiently heard to make a motion
to abolish the two-thirds rule. The
chair promptly ruled him out of order
and Marston subsided, permanently, it
is to be hoped.
When the fourth ballot had been
taken, the chair read from the rules
of the house of representatives, which
were made applicable to this convent
ion, and decided that two-thirds of all
votes cast was what were necessary to
nominate, and as 768 had "been polled,
512 would nominate. Bryan's gain on
fourth ballot which placed him in lead
of Bland, showed that the contest was
practlcaly settled. Still many of the
Bland state stuck to their leader, but
so many were swept into the stampede
that the official record was never an
nounced. During the stampede, Gov.-
Stone took the platform and gracefully
but sorrowfully withdrew Bland's
name, and the fight was over.
Of course everything else was merely
routine, and the states came tumbling
into the band wagon until the matter
was unanimous. There had been a
fifteen minute demonstration, in the
way of aDDlause when the reading
clerk announced 280 for Bryan, on the
fourth ballot. Delegates had seized the
standards of they various states and
marched in procession up and down
the aisles, screaming like madmen,
while the bands played on. Every state
was In the procession, save New York,
Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and the New
England states and Ohio. Even the
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Minnesota standard was carried by one
of the Bryan supporters from that
state. Some of the enthusiastic Ohio
delegates wanted to have that state
join, and endeavored to loosen the pole
bearing the Ohio standard from its
fastening. Others interferred to pre
vent its being done, and the conflict,
almost an open fight, occured at the
seats of the Ohio crowd. The banner
of Ohio was broken squarely off from
the pole, which bore It, in the struggle,
and two Bryan men grabbed it and
rushed over the Tennessee seats shak
ing it as high In the air as they could
in their enthusiasm. Considering that
Ohio was supporting the free silver
party the fight over the banner was
very unseemly and ungracious. There
had been so much previous joy that the
demonstration when the chair finally
announced Bryan's nomination was not
up to the average convention enthus
iasm, though the uproar was cotinued
for about fifteen or twenty minutes.
The usual procession was formed and
a Bland brass band marched up and
down the aisles playing triumphant
airs though they all had Bland badges
upon their hats.
One man carried on an "umbrella a
large cardboard on which was painted
"Bryan, Bryan. No Crown of Thorns
No Cross of Gold." A large sized cross,
made of gilt paper had been pasted
on cardboard and the words, "No Cross
of Gold," in black letters appeared on
the gilding. I predict that such a ban
ner will be one of the prominent em
blems of the campaign throughout the
country. One man took off his shoes
and putting It on his cane waved it
high In air, while an irreverent re
porter screamed that he had his very
sole in the movement. There were
and waving of flags, and umbrellas,
but by comparison with the display
when Bryan concluded his speech yes
terday, which nominated him, it was
far short, but It was sufficient and ad
journment came. The Bryan men re
turned to the city happy while the
others were sad though far from mad.
The Teller movement had all the
week no basis beyond a mere compli
mentary vote from Colorado, for the
bolting Republican, but the Republi
can senatorial syndicate who walked
out at St Louis think Bryan is the
child of creation and that he was their
first choice after Teller. Jerry Simpson
and other Populists are the authority
for the statement that Bryan will be
nominated by acclamation at St. Louis
by the Populists and if that should
prove to be the case one of the livest
campaigns this country has ever seen
will be inaugurated.
On the first ballot today the Minne
sota delegation stood as follows: for
Boles, Moran, McGovern, Voreis, Smith
and Remer; for Bryan, Donahue and
Baxter; for Blackburn, Brackenridge
and Mitsch; for Stevenson, Winston;
for Pattison, Foley; declined to vote,
Lawler Sheehy, Schultz, Schaller. Har
ries, Noonan, O'Brien. After the chair
had announced the vote of Minnesota
Mr. Lawler arose and stated that he
wished to be recorded as In the nega
tive in that and every other proposi
tion. On the next ballot Winston,
Remer, Schaller and Schultz voted for
Stevenson while Baxter declined to
vote. On the last ballot, all were re
corded for Bryan as follows: Winston,
Harries, Moonan, McGovern, VoTeis,
Mitsch, Smith, Donahue, Fooley, Re
mer and Noonan. Yesterday when the
platform was adopted Mr. Winston In
obedience to what he considered in«
I structions by the passage of a gold
platform at the convention declined to
vote. When Hill's minority resolution
commending Cleveland was voted upon
one negative was east by Minnesota,
A- L. Smith, of Minneapolis, furnish
ing the vote.
wife is his partner and they
have a law office with Bryan and
Bryan for partners. She was in the
building and witnessed the nomination
of her husband but says the law firm
will not be disolved on account of
politics. Sensible woman.
— H. P. Hall.
They Wanted" to See the Circus at
the Coliseum.
Special to the Globe.
At an hour past the time for the even
ing session of this great convention
there were many vacant seats among
the delegates, while the galleries were
far from being packed as they were
la,st night though they probably con
tained ten thousand people. The band
played "Marching Through Georgia,"
"Tramp, Tramp, the Boys are March
ing"' and other popular airs which the
crowd joined in singing and applaud
ing. It was an inspiring and never to
be forgotten scene, though not equal to
some of the preceeding sessions. There
could be no superior oratory to touch a
responsive chord in the breast of the
listener; the "woman in white," who
gave Boies more prestige last night
than he received in the balloting to
day, could not repeat the act tonight
as the subject of her inspiration has
passed from the public eye. Many del
egate seats remained vacant, as many
of the gold men will not again come
to the convention.
The chair rapped to order and after
refusing to allow Gen. Bragg to air the
Wisconsin factional quarrel. Gov.
Stone, of Missouri, took the platform
and wanted to adjourn until tomorrow
in order to make no mistake in the rest
of the ticket. What a volume of "Nos"
went up from ten thousand people in
the galleries who had secured tickets,
pay*! car fare and struggled through
crowds to see the national convention.
And as the roll was called, Altgeld's
state, Altgeld, the man who wanted a
one day convention, voted to adjourn.
Every negative vote was cheered by
the crowd who wanted to see a circus,
but cheers were not votes, and to the
disappointment of all not in the deal,
the vote was carried.
The secret of adjournment is said to
be the desire of the Bland men to take
revenge on McLean, who, early in the
game, declined to be Bland's running
mate. On the outside McLean seemed
to be in it tonight. Will he be tomor
row? Last night the Bland forces ad
journed to defeat Bryan, but it did not
win," What has been done can be
done again," is the popular theory and
Bryan's success today In the face of
last night's adjournment Just as a vote
was ready to be taken, may be an *omen
of what will happen to McLean. Only
McLean has not made a speech. The
audience lingered to look at the vacant
chairs whereon so much greatness has
rested this week, and in order to empty
the building the sergeant-at-arms
rapped on the desk and ordered the
lights extinguished. The people moved
out, and being one of them myself I
'also moved. This is the record of the
Friday night session of the Democratic
national convention. The police are in
sight— l'm gone. — H. P. Hall.

He— They married in haste.
She — And of course repented at leisure.
He— No, they repented the same way.
In Effect He Will he Allowed to
Select the Man Who Will
CHICAGO, July 10.— The night ses
sion of the convention adjourned al-
I most immediately after convening, the
leaders deciding that it was not ad
visable to go ahead with the nomina
tion for vice president tonight. The
vice presidential situation is very much
complicated. John R. McLean, of Ohio,
proprietor of the Cincinnati Enquirer;
George Fred Williams, of Massachu
setts; ex-Congressman Sibley, of Penn
sylvania; Senator Daniels, of Virginia,
and ex-Congressman Fithian, of Illi
nois, are the candidates canvassed.
Mr. McLean has for some days been
conceded a strong lead for the honor,
but some dissensions have developed
in the Ohio delegation which compli
cate the situation. Allen W. Thur
man, the son of the "Old Roman,"
sought the honor but when the ques
tion was submitted to the delegation
tonight they decided by a vote of 34
to 14 to stand by McLean.
The wishes of the presidential nomi
nee will be deferred to in this matter,
and it was at the request of his fol
lowers that action was deferred until
tomorrow. George Fred Williams
made a favorable impression on the
convention, and some sentiment exists
for him, especially In the South. Sib
ley, too, has quite a boom, while those
who believe a Southern man should be
on the ticket, are for Daniels. Fithian
will not be placed in nomination unless
Gov. Altgeld decides not to support
McLean, to whom he is favorably in
Until the representatives of the gold
element have conferred, the policy of
putting a third ticket in the field can
not be definitely determined. The sen
timent of the Populist leaders here is
favorable to indorsing Bryan. The
numerous Republican bolters from the
St. Louis convention who came here,
hoping to nominate Teller, are greatly
chagrined at the result. They have
telegraphed Teller not to take a defi
nite stand until they confer with him,
and Senator Dubois and others will
start for Denver tomorrow. They say
the Bryan wave carried the conven
tion off its feet, and that his free trade
views are such that they are not like
ly to indorse him.
Leaders Not Ready to Name a Vice
The crowds again stormed the Coli
seum tonight, in anticipation of another
oratorical display such as they listened
to last night, but they were doomed to
disappointment, as the leaders had de
cided after consultation, not to proceed
with the nomination of the vice presi
dent tonight. But, all unconscious of
this determinatien, the public pushed
on to their places in the bewildering
galleries. They cheered and shouted,
while the band played "Columbia, Gem
of the Ocean," "Dixie," "Marching
Through Georgia" and some other pop
ular ballads. The effect of the electric
light sparkling over the vast audience,
which crowded the amphitheater until
the joints threatened to burst, was
most brilliant.
At 8:55 Chairman White, by dint of
much rapping, managed to bring the
convention to order. After making a
formal announcement Gen. Bragg, of
Wisconsin, appeared on the stage to
make a personal explanation. The old
veteran with grizzled beard, who has
aroused Democratic conventions in the
past to a high pitch of enthusiasm,
received no ovation. He came to enter
a protest.
"I rise on a question of state privi
lege," he began, and reminded the
Southern members that they knew what
that meant. "Some gentleman, he
complained, had in the last session,
during the absence of the delegation
for consultation, stolen the state colors
and joined in the Bryan parade, and
he wished to put the record right by
having it understood "that we trailed
not the Wisconsin badger behind the
candidate of the majority of this con
vention." (Hisses and a few cheers
followed this defiant statement).
The chairman declared that he would
entertain no factional questions, and
introduced Gov. Stone, of Missouri.
"The work so far done by this conven
tion has been so well done that it will
meet the enthusiastic and instant ap
proval of this nation," he began. "A
very important work was yet to be
done," he went on, "and in order that
no mistake should be made in the se
lection of a vice president, he
until 12 tomorrow. The hour was
changed to 10 and with great confusion
on the floor, a roll-call was demanded
and begun.
Connecticut and Indiana were the
first states to vote "no." Illinois dele
gates stormed at the chair with oppos
ing shouts when their state was called
and finally Mr. Morris shouted "In or
der that no mistakes may be made,
Illinois insists that the convention be
adjourned until tomorrow."
The thousands of spectators took the
negative side of the question, for they
did not want to lose the night's enter
tainment for which they had come so
far. So on every response of "no"
they sent up wildly enthuriastic shrieks
of approval.
Chairman White was somewhat Ir
ritated, apparently, that the delegates
should insist upon a roll-call on the
question of adjournment and endeavor
ed to hurry the proceedings. "What is
the matter with Illinois now?" he asked
of one contrary minded delegate who
demanded recognition persistently.
When a Marylander began to preface
a motion with a speech he exhorted
him to "do something."
When it became apparent that the
motion would carry, the thousands of
spectators began to scramble out, fill
ing the hall with a mighty uproar and
the chairman grew red In the face
hammering with his mallet and yelling
"sit down, sit down."
As it became impossible to hear re
sponses, Col. Nat Wall, a gentleman
with a fierce moustache and long curly
black hair, who calls himself the origin
al Florida Cracker, who was calling
the roll in a voice like a steam calliope,
announced "Oklahoma's six votes aye;
District of Columbia six votes aye,"
and so on down the roll.
The spectators were appeased by the
information that their tickets would be
good tomorrow, and at 9:30 the conven
tion was adjourned.
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Chances Very Strong That Boltlntf
Silver Republicans Will Not
Indorse Bryan.
CHICAGO, July 10.— The leaders of
the National Silver party ant the Pop
uhsts party who are in Chicago declare
unanimously that their organizations
will indorse the nomination of Bryan
at the conventions to be held in St
Louis on July 22.
Many of the prominent men of these
parties have been here during the con
vention, watching the proceedings, and
in an unofficial way working for silver
Among them were Senators Jones and
Stewart of Nevada, Congressman New
lands, of that state; Congressman
Pence, of Colorado, and many lesser
lights. An excellent understanding ex
ists between the two organizations,
and their conventions were appointed
for the same day in St. Louis, with the
end in view that they might unite upow
a candidate, or if the Democratic or
ganization should nominate a man sat
isfactory to them, that they might in
dorse the nomination. So far as the
men now in Chicago are concerned the
latter action is a settled fact. *The
national silver party was organized
about a year ago, to give a political
place to men who had left the existing
parties because neither of the two
great ones were friendly to free silver.
In a quiet way it has been forming an
organization in all of the states ir_
which its leaders expect it will prove a
a strong ally for the Democratic party
in the campaign, if it does not become
merged in the organization.
Alex Delmar, the New York state
chairman of the silver party, and a
delegate to the St. Louis convention,
said: "I have consulted with the prin
cipal members of the silver party, and
all of them are very much delighted
with the nomination of Bryan and are
strongly of the opinion that we should
indorse him. He is one of the few men
we might have selected ourselves, for
our candidate, had we been one of the
great national parties. I am sure that
the populists will indorse the nomina
tion also. There Is not the slightest
possibility that the silver forces will
divide in this campaign, and for the
gold men to attempt to stir discord
among us by their peculiar methods
will be a waste of money and time."
Senator Jones, of Nevada, said: "This
question is one above personalities. The
people who favor the free coinage of
silver, do not care much how the name
of the candidate or the party is spelled,
that advocates their principles. I have
talked with many people, and inde
pendent silver men, and they all be
lieve we should indorse Bryan."
Ex-Congressman Lafe Pence, who
J was elected as a Populist member from
i Colorado, in answer to a question;
j whether the party would Indorse Bry
I an, said: "We will not indorse him, but
jwe will nominate him. Next to Teller
; or Sibley, he will have a stronger sup
■ port than any one else could have at
■ tracted from our people. Why should
I we not nominate him? He is all right
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