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Rock Island Daily Argus.
VOL XL. NO. 206.:
ROCK ISLAND, THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 1892.
j Single Copies 5 Cent
Per Week IS Casta
Our sales for the
LAST 10 DAYS
Confirms our opinion that the Tri-Cities
needed a first-class
When we bought the stock of the bankrupt firm
of Joseph & Leveen from the sheriff, we did not
like the stock which the defunct firm carried, but
we wanted the stand the buildingthe finest cloth
ing building in the
We did not come here to get rich, only to get a
fair interest on our large capital invested.
We buy for
SIPIOITI IC ASH
thuS enabling us to buy cheapest.
We sell for SPOT CASH thus enabling you to
We have one price,' treat all alike, refund the
money for the asking, and carry the best, the nicest,
THE NEEWEST CLOTHING
which money and skill can procure.
The largest assortment in the Tri-Cities.
The finest line of Underwear.
The finest line of Straw Hats.
The finest line of Negligee Suits.
You can get anything
Join the procession Look, investigate the new firm.
Sax & Rice, Proprietors of
Underselling EVERYBODY . on EVERYTHING.
The finest line
in our Immense Clothing
of Fancy Vests.
House that is kept by any
iMYER CLEVELAND i
Spells the Name of the Demo
HE WINS AT 3:19 THIS MORNING.
Vfter a Session of Intense Excitement
and Dogged Determination to
Settle the Matter.
Ten Hours of Continuous Work, Enthusi
asm and Oratory ISourke Cockran's
Closing Warning Has No Ef
fect on the Delegates.
Two Fights Over the Platform The Commit
tee's Declaration Unsatisfactory as to Tariff
A Strong Re'
Strong Revenue Only Plank Adopted in 1
Place of What Watterson Calls
die" - Attempt to Put "Free" in the Coinage
Clause Defeated -The Multitude Gets Tired
of Oratory snd Gives the Speakers Little
Courtesy Toward the "Wee Sma' Hours"
The Ballot Reached and Hew It Resulted.
Chicago, .Tune 23. At 3:1 this morning,
after a continuous session from 5:30 p.m.
yesterday, the Democratic national con-
BB9BKMnjIjBlr 'ss stitute defeated overwhelmingly. The plat
,tSsSS? ' iSfckif-i:isS: form was then adopted, with few dissent-
vention nominated Graver Cleveland for
the presidency of the United states. He
received 616 'J 3; Hill, 11-!; Boies, 05. The
necessary two-: birds was SQ0.
THIS AFTERNOON'S SESSION-
Gray's Name Presented to the Conven
tion for Vice-l'resident.
Chicago, June 23 When Chairman
Wilson calhd the convention to order
aeain this afternoon, a bearty cheer went
up for Gray. The Gray club of Indian -apolis
arrived soon after with a band at
the head and a banner inscribe! "C;eve
land aDd Gray " which elicited a wild
cheer. Each member of the club carried
a white palm. The advent of the Gray
people was attended by wild cheering,
while the Gray band played "Annie
Secretary Bell announced that the old
and new National committeemen would
meet at the Palmer house at 5 oclock this
afternoon; and the clerk then read a list
of telegrams and letters.
Amotion by Governor Porter of Ten
nessee that the nominating speeches for
vice president be limited to five minutes
and the secondinj speeches to two min
utes was adopted.
The clerk then began calling the roll
of states for nominees for vice-president.
Arkansas waived the right, and John E.
Lamb of Indiana rose when that state
was reached and took the platform and
made an eloquent speech for Governor
Isaac P. Gray.
As Mr. Lamb mentioned the name of
Gray, the entire Iadiana delegation rose
aDd cheered enthusiastically. When
Colorado was reached it yielded to
nois and Hen Nick Worthington nomi
When Iowa was reached the delegation
refused to present the name of B:ies for
the. vice presidential nomination.
DIDN'T GO HOME TILL MORNING.
The Ielegnte Stay In Session All Night
ajid ?lame a Leader.
Cica;q, June 23. At 11:40 yesterday
morning the national Democratic reinven
tion was called to order in second session
by CiiairrjMui Owens, and Rev. Alfred
Henry, of the Methodist Episcopal church.
acted aa chaplain.
The committee on
for further time,
which was granted
and as there was
nothing else before
the con vention
spe eches were
S called for and! Sen
ator Palmer and
John K. Fellows
wPI-' responded. Then
V. Is W1L808. Hon. Jno- E- Ldiub
took the platform with the report on cre
dentials and it was adopted wiohoxit ob
jection. Pcraiaueiitly Organized.
Te committee on permanent organi
zation was the next in order ami it named
lion. Wm. !. Wilson, of West Virginia,
for chesrmjpi. This was applauded and
erte by Dan Diekinson, J. F. Dua
caxrbe. -J dfce M. Fellows. J. C. Richardson
(Alabama aol M. L. clardy the new pee
rfd 1114; o6r proceeded to the platf oem.
Herebewae iotrodssced 17 the retiring
ohairmackud made a abort address, the
subject wtiidri was prinoipatly tariff re
form. The eeansnivtee on roles serori'-l
m soon aa tbe eotiyeon aurt cheering
Wilson. rejcarnin2.rae.n0it nie and raak-
lug uu cnauge 111 um usual tuursc ol pro-
The Platform Committee Tardy.
A Einc Ravel, a product of Missouri, was j
here presented to the chairman and then
tin- platform committee not being ready
to report the roll was called for national
committeemen and those on notifications.
This business being attended to calls were
made for sp-eclies lmt only Gov Camp
bell responded. When he had concluded
the convention took recess to 5 p. m.
The levelling Session.
The evening session was called to order
at 5:15, and ReT. Chas. S. Green, of Cedar
Rapids, offered prayer. Word was re
ceived that the platform committee could
not 1 ready for two hours, but a motion
to adjourn to 11 a. in. today was lost, and
at 0 o'clock it was announced that the re
port would be ready in 15 minutes, and at
r:"J5 the re port was received and read by
Vilas of Wisconsin.
Great Enthusiasm Ore Cleveland
In the preamble of the p'at form Cleve
land's name occurred and it let loo-e the
pentup enthusiasm and for half and hour
, ,,;..!.. . ,;t ,..,;,, tk.
n1ir.ir, ,,-oe rn,l annlanu kn.Vhi.int
frequently during the reading. Chairman
Jones, of the resolutions committee
moved the adoption of the lat form, but
tlmr an nnnnsitinn tnr Xo:il of tlliin a
mprntipr nf ihp MUnmlUM. wh(l moved n '
substitute for the tariff section.
Watterson Object to tlie Plank.
Xeal and Watterson both spoke against
the committee plank , Watterson declar
ing thatit was little better thau that in
the Republican platform. Vilas defend
ed the report, and after a long debate
Neal's substitute was adopted ayes, 504;
noes, 342. The portion struck out is the
first and second paragraphs of the plat
form as reported.
Wouldn't Say "Free" Coinage.
Patterson, of Colorado moved that the
word "free" be inserted in the silver plank
before the word coinage. There were loud
opposition cries and after a speech by Pat
terson the question was put and the sub-
Nominations for President.
Nominations for president were then
called for and Cleveland was nominated
by Governor Abbett, of New Jersey; New
York respouded for Senator Hill, W. C.
DeWitt making the nominating speech,
which was Seconded by lohn R. Fellows.
Boies was nominateil by Hon. John F.
Duncombo. Connecticut. Illinois, Indi
ana and others seconded Cleveland's nom
ination (English speaking for Indiana, be
cause Voorbees was indisposed). Watter
son seconded Boies as did Kernan of Lou
isiana and Clark of Montana. Tbe con
vention was getting impatient of oratory,
and gave the speak-rs scant courtesy at
Cockrun Closes for Hill.
The oratory went on, however, the gal
leries Incoming so noisy that a motion was
made to clear them, Quiet was finallj
restored, and when all the states bad beer,
called Cockran arose by previous arrange
ment to close for Hill. He made a brilliant
address. It was 1:50 a. m. when be arose,
having previously tried to secure an ad
journment, which was ruled out of ordei
during roll-call. He concluded at 2:45,
the closing words of his speech being
a warning that the Democracy of New
York would never support Cleveland, to
which General Sickles responded: ''Never
Roll call on the nomination was next it,
order and in spite of attempts to aljourr
the roll legan. Up to Kentucky (Jleve
laud bad gained ifS votes on an estimate 01
606. He had 565 with Washington. The
roll was completed at 3:1U this morninu
ami footed up as follows: Cleveland
616 S 3; Hill. 114: Boies, 95; Gorman, 36:;
Morrison, 2; Campbell, 2: Carlisle, 14
Stevenson, 16 2-3: Whitney, 1; total, 6y7;a'
ntcessary to choice, 599.
Great Confusion at the Close.
Immediately there was great contusion
and wild cheerini;. The convention went
wild, and in the midst of a most euthusi
astic scene the convention, at 3:50 a. m.,
adjourned to 2 p. m, today.
Karly Morning Krjolclng.
At 4 a. 01. a crowd of men with a band
was marching through the streets shout
ing their joy over the victory.
FIRST STRUGGLE IN CONVENTION.
Two Objections So the Platform as It Was
The night session was an intensely in
teresting one. The apathy of Tuesday bad
given way to great enthusiasm, and cheers
broke out whenever any of the leaders
were observed. Tbe hall was intensely
hot, and tbe same may be said of the feel
ings of the delegates. The Boies men
got the first round of applause, tbe anti
Cleveland men all joinimj the demonstra
tion. Rev. Mr. Green, the chaplain, was
clad in a black robe and Aesenteu an Im
pressive figure a he stood appealing to
the Most High before thai hushed bnulti-
tnde for then, wpiw 1 M ninls in tha
tuae tor tliere were w,uuu peopte In "
The Iteport on PlatfoStn.
There were outbreaks of cheers for an
hour to pass away the time, and then it
was announced that the platform commit
tee was reaily to report, and on this report
occurred the first ovtotent. The tariff and
silver plauks were loudly applauded, but
there were more hisses than applause for
the civil service piattk. As soon as tbe
reading was concluded Chairman Jones
moved the ad opt km of tbe report, but Neal
of Ohio objected, and waitUnl a substitute
for part of the tariff plank. His substi
tute was a tariff-for-revcnu-ouly declara
tion. Neal's Substitute an FulL
Following is tbe wuhctitnte in full:
Bbc. 3. - We ib-n'rurv- RmbHnao protection
as a fraud: a robbery of the great American
peopls for buuect of tSe tew. We declare
it So be a fuaamentul prtn4peof tbe Demo
cratic party that the frbl government has
no rrDftitational power to etforee and collect
tariff duties eaaapt far the pes yam of rsTenae
only, and deuumd tfcat the .iWrujs of wis h
taxes shall be limMed to the neotssitine of the
gwenmmt aau houesxiy evumjmanUy ad
Neal aud Watlersoa Talk.
Neal made a vinorou apeeoh for tariff
reform and arged tfee convention to bare
tbe eoorage of it convictions, and when
be eoDc4nded there weee lowd oriee fur
WattersoB, and when he took the plat
form he was reoatved wSh wild cheers.
Re had a book in hrs hand earn Saining tbe
proceedimjs of the convention ef and
asked tbe clerk hp read the tariff plank rn
the tjlarfrjarn. WBion at the, close of j
the reading impressively said: -1 nis dec
laration of principles comes to us with the
impress of the wisdom and the benediction
of tbe spirit of that saint and ideal of
Democrats, .Samuel J. Tilden." The men
tion of Tildeu's name wa9 greeted with
loud cheers. tSt
He Scorns the t'oiiini it ter- Plank.
Watterson said that when 1 1,.- plank of
1870 was adopted he thought his labors in
that directiou were over. But when I
listened to the extraordinary essay we
have heard from the desk laughter aud
cbeersj, I asked myself whet tier we are in
deed in a Democratic convention or simply
a Republican convention renewed laugh
ter, revised by James G. Blaine or Benja
min F. Batter; for the tariff plank we have
listened to this evening is almost identical
in principle with the minority rep rt sub
mitted to tii" Democratic convention IB
.ssi i,y Benjamin F. Butler and voted
down almost unanimously. Applause.
Vilas Defaada th Report.
Watterson then made an etrnost plea
for the substitute, aud was followed by
Vilas, who said no one could impeach bis
fidelity to tariff reform, but the t aragmph
which it was proposed to strike out was
presented in the convention of 1-si by W.
K. Morrison aud defended then by Wat
terson himself. He would be perfectly
willing to accept Neal's substitute, but it
mattered littla hat form of words was
used. The plank declared hostility to the
tariff iniquity, and Cleveland was elected
on the same principles. Watterson re
plied that In 1S!?4 the plank was the best
that could be gotten after fifty-two hours
of discussion. Since that time the party
had advanced beyond the '"straddle of
Ball-Call on the Question.
After a few more speeches a roll-call was
ordered on the substitute. There was in
tense excitement and great confusion dur
ing the call, but when it was over it was
announced as follows: For the substitute,
564; againsi, 312.
There were cheers and hisses at the an
nouncement. Attack 011 the Silver Plank.
After tbe confu sion had subsided, Pat
terson arose to move the insertion in the
silver plank the word "free" before "coin
age." He was evidently not en rapport
with the convention which tried to howl
him down. But he persisted, declaring
that there were millions of voters who de
manded this change and that the plank
reported was like the "contemptible
straddle" of Minneapolis. It was no use,
however, the chair put it to vote and it
was overwhelmingly defeated. And this
ended the two fights on platform.
THE PLATFORM AS IT WAS READ.
What the Committee Thought Was About
the Itight Thing.
Following is the text of the platform as
reported by the committee:
Skitiox L- The. representatives of the Dem
oeratic party of tbe United States in conven
tion assembled do reaffirm their allegiance to
the principles of the party as formulated by
Jefferson and enmpUfied by the long aud
illustiious line of his successors in DemoeraUo
leadership from Madison to Cleveland ; we be
lieve that the nubhV welfare demands that
these principles be applied to the conduct ol
the federal government through accession to
powes of the party that voices them; snd we
solemnly declare that the need of a return to
the fundamental principles of free popular
goietaneot, l :isi-l on homo rule and individ
ual UDerty, was never more urgent than now,
when the tendency to centralize all power at
the federal capital has become a menace to th
reserved rights of the states that strikes at thi
very roots of our government, and at the con
stitution as framed by the fathers of the re
pahlic. Sac 2 We warn the people of our common
country, jealous for the preservation of their
free institutions, that the policy of federal con
trol of (' - i i ma to which tile Republican party
has committed itself is fraught with the gravest
dangers, scarcely less momentous than would
result from a revolution practically establish
monarchy on the ruins of the republic It
strikisnt the north as e!l as the son th, and
injures the eoleired citizen even more than the
whit'; it means a herd of deputy marshals at
DAVID B. HILU
every polling place, amusl with federal power;
returning li-iards appiinted and controlled by
federal uutboi ity: tbe outrage of the electoral
"f 1,6 f lae people in the several sta
subjugation of tbe colored people tohe
cth party ta power and the reviving
I rights of the people in the several states, the
aptagonisrtis. now happily abated, of the nt-
Continued on Fourth page.)
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