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BRVAN AND STEVENSON.
The Presidential and Vice Presidential Nomi nees of the Democratic Party. Kansas ritr. via., Jaly I. At exactly lt:tt p. m Chlrwn Jwm neseailtil tii tdalrorm. As tha war of applause swbaMed OkMrman Joties rspped vlfotonaiy nail repeatedly to atlll tha eonfuelon nnd than above the din hla tote could b liaard annonnc'ng: "Tka convent on Will coma lo order. The serges nt at nrtns will see that tha alslea are cii r ond." A round of applause greeted Oor Thotaaa as ha ascended tha platform. Ha looked the Ideal presiding nincer. tail. dlgIAed. blsek-garBcd, hla face showing Intellectuality and force of rharaar M bald In Ma hand Ilia typewritten manuscript of hla ap ech, and In a full, round voice, malty reach -ItiK to tha remotest rorMara of tha building, ha began hla address aa tem porary chalrtnaM. Ill severe nrrnlgnmetU of tha en trenched eniroir" draw a ripple of ap I)Ihuo. and iim lia proceeded lili well lounded sentences war punctuated with generous and hearty manifesta tions of applause. Despite Ida at rung Milrp. the ronfiialoii In tha liall became no great Hint miirli of th speech wna loat to the delegalia nnd spoctalora. Thmi somebody trtNl the cry for "Hlllt HIM!" In an InsUint Maryland, Tennessee. l.oulslauu, Mlaataeliipl nnd Now V-xli'o we.ro on tliulr feet, wav ing their standards and yelling "Illlll David Hill!" The iMitindlHK of the ahnlnunu'ri gavel Inn! no ffat't. nnd for it Hum It looked Ilk a concerted movement (o atamppde for tha New Yorker. Aa del egation after delegation roeu In tholr until, and tha chairman's gavel liatnK of no avail, Mr. Hill was eiitixllnl to rlai and bow. Tula waa tha digital for pandaino lilum, and nothing smed to b able to atop tha torrent of applause. A faw hlssc were nut with volleys of cheers, nnd finally a part of th New York del cgattou arose and Jolnad tha applaud ing hoaU. Crnker Murphy. Van Wyck nnd tht Tammany delegation kapt their neala. Plnnlly Hill klmealf. noplng Ui atam thn torranta of applause, a roan. Than the delegate and crowd Ih1mI tliew nolves hoarse. "Hill!" "Platform!" tb e. reamed. ' Mr Chairman." ejaculatid Hill, but lil voice waa drownen In th Bene outburst of applause. "Mr. Chairman." he tried again to nay. and then, drowned mil analn. aunK laughing lii hi. scat A delegate from Ohio reiurrd the a' tendon of tli' . h.ilrman hv no mo vio lent Jean- n.itloni4 and then mounting on bin chair he waa rc ogn'sed. moved that un Imitation b. cktud"d lo Mr. Hrjan to llt the convent on. A wild li-r of iipplau! went up be foie the chiilrnmn bad ! n given time lo betr u hi. ond lo the motlin. While tin i ln'i ring over the Hran mo tion waa mi ll tK'Igbl the boocalug of H braoa lnd waa hear I at tha a wth ontranre, down the nlale In front of tb rfaalrman't desk cam tba bud vktclt auai bare with ('lark of Mon tana, and behind It la column of two', or aa anrlr aa tbay eouid keep tha1 format Ion, tlia JaekaoMlan club of Ne traaka. the band waa paying "IMi It." and the old air ran lvd the vll or Mllght wblrb areata It alwat. Its-Oov Allgelil of llllnid apok . Htll waa repenlelly called for during tha eni h Hon. Kilward (Iray of HhIImh w ta raoteu el nlrinaii of the iri'l nilala imltt r l(ana cur. Mo. Joly - Tl Dam aemtlr lonveaUoN wna lall-d n order Tburaoay ut It o'rlort. Cathol c HI h i'T O acuion of tba Kanaja City dlo eaoa oatered prar. Ka-Oot ll'.g of Tasaa mtoa a apich and aa heerrd. Hona. M. M. iMfckerv of Mlawmrl. Willi. m of I II Mots and ot lieckhim of Kentucky ulao nlc A coajini'i' e w.i .i( Ki ii ' il in i' nf r with Ike Hilvar HnbtM..a .i.U I'.u- lUtM HtlKU tba full CO lUlllte mini n. .1 I at II e'clrrck Thiiraday H p tuH-eom. Mltlae praaonlail a eomplete draft of the platfurai lenatlvsly Kgraail npfln WMaMiy nlglit While tbaro la nn erIUcliw nf the work tJoue of the aub HMHHilttaa or the naMml Mnllment of tba vartooa planka, aaremt tflawbara manlfaatMl a il:n!ttlan ts taake changon In tha nhrflaotiltmy. alao Uie order of praeeatlng tiie trarlotia i.li Jarla to ba ambmllail In tha deehtrailun at prlnrlplfR. The moat liitoraatliif; Inetdant oe enrred over Ike plnnk offerwl hy Hall of Tesaa darlartn that all arllalaa Manufar-tnrad by truaia ahould be pat ott the tariff free Hat. Mr. Kewland of Neraila oppoaeil the declaration on the ground that "It wna covered by a general pUnk." Mr. Ball declared that Mr. Newland'a imai Hon wouhl be undemocratic and ha aaeeried that Newlaml waa anything hilt a Democrat. Nirwlanil replied that Ita never had mn Riiytlilng but a Dsinocrat until Prealilant Cleveland had, by hla oondiict, driven I, mi out of the itarty. Thn committee d Jed to luaert tlia plank. Tha epeclflo allver (dank wna adopt ed In committee by a vote of !ti to f I. Noinlnatlona being In order for prealdent. Alabamn yielded to Nebra ha. nnd W. D. Oldham of the latter Dale, In a glowing eulogy of Mr Bryan, named that gentli mun. con cluding aa follows: "Already worthy ailiea differing from us rather In name than faith have tfhouted for our gttllanl leader agiln. and every aut ton! territory haa In nil iictcd Ita iti'legnlaa to tlila conven tion lo vote for lilin here. Ho II onl remalna for Nchmaka to pronounce die name that Iiiim been thundered fortli from the foot of Hunker Hill and echoed back from Slerraa anneal alop. and ttiat rHverhoratea amoiiK Ihe pine clad aiiow-capped hllla of tlm north, and HiHtH up from the almnlMU'iuK llow-r-eoenleil aavanunha of the aoiilh, and that mime la Hie name of William ,lcu iiIiihh Ilrjuii, her beat loved mm." giinutor Htll wna ovHted iim he iiroat (o Hocnnil Hie nomltiHtloii. The New Vorker warmly prnlaed the Xebmakuu. drolnrliiK that tlia ramm ho repienHiita Im Ihu pooptu'a ranee; that he helouga lo tlio whole nation. "Hla voire haa been hoard not only In behalf of 0111 ptlnelplw, but In balmlf of the eiuuu of the t'oininim people; In (.ehalf of the worklngman. In behalf nf hu manity. He will not only have the aup tMirt of hla party, a united party." (Ap plane, eheera and waring of ling, laellng for three niluutea, the bitnd Joining In the detnoitatratlou.) Judge Perklna uf Teaaa Infl.ueiitly exalted Mr. Ilryau. "S.il thnee who love their rouutry choose. For ine and for the uuwaverli g Hemocrary of the atate of Texne, wlilcli I have the honor to repreeort. we do now, and will In November, atam! for William J. llran. for the coiiatllutlon ami fur the ling, the wnhteni of liberty." (I.oinl and uproarloua upplauae ) Other aw-ondliig ape h a were made and tbi'ti Mr Ilryau amid treiu ndoui enthunlaam waa nominated. Kannaa City. Mo.. July 7. -Th lm oiratlc national ticket waa completed Friday bt the nomination or Adlal ft. Hfrveiimiii for vice pr Lldcnt. The nom ination waa made on the nrnt ballot, atata aftei atata Joining In the wild w ramble to raeord their auppori of he alnulng caudldnta. Ii wn not unom panted by any ancb frnitii d ino utia Hon of approval aa luid iniirk'il the prcN'tadluga at the .u' io'im hIuko, al though the rmill fnli.wi'.l u aplnted aud highly dr.tmnil . uui.at tntetn the advocnlca of Mi . i nton. Towue, Hill and the I r iiiiilldalea The illxllncl triumph l In- ily In the w. v of it popular nvatlm. -vaa that accoril' d in : enatoi III I It ac. oiop4iila1 too by a r.-niiirka1 lr mne, when Htll e:irne:tlv piiite-led lo h frleiida aaalnat Iwlna t aced In nonilaatioa, nnd thin llmllug hla proteat In vain, be Min itc to the platform, aud In lonea which b-ft mi doulit of hla alncarlty, aarniMtl lnwiuglit tbe louvenilon not tn make him Ih uomlnae. The prort.dlnga moved with gnter kftaknaaa than aa tba taw preceding oaya, for there waa none of tbe tadlou walta for plaUorm and oommlttae re port!. The aspwt of tba gret audi o rlum waa truly Democratic when t e aeaalon bgnn Antic paling th.- cim af tba roovintlon tba general public was aomltt'd freely aad great crowde aajptled lato tha body of the hall, not only tilling every av. .Halle a at In Iks area and lalaa, but mUu ovi-riloHina in to the arena re."red for dc''B4'ei, wbl'r i-oine nime uilu nt nciviiiii' luill tlduMla .e:tel the Iron girder an t I'Hikid doun from n li'iiy height on iho i pcop-e p. kk d i eJOM. I h- uwd prnHlrallr twk psaaeaolon of Oip pro eeeOlnre mi nt tlmce the iliftifmnn nnd hla oinslata wcro ao ponerleas to proaaoti thni they gave tip to the mulO twla until the vnrloua drinnnilrflUona eant tliemrlrea. On the mil for nom Inatlona, Aluimmn yleUlml to Mlnne sola and the latter alale preaented Ita young cluiuplon of Itepubllaanlem and Hemocmry. Clmrba A. Townc. The mentleu of IiIr name waa Hie atgtinl for , xalterliiR dttmonatrallon lu his honor, tafi nnd women Joining In the out burst. ltor off In a corner of tho iHdl turiiitn n young woman coiili) ho eeon frantically waving In one hand a pho tograph of the Mlnneaotau and In tho otber RtHra and atrlpen. Oil tho floor the Nehranka, Mlnnaaola ami one or two other delegations Joined lit the damonatrallon. but It was itolltMhle that It did tint avnke any wtdeapread enthulaam amuhg thoas wlir were DEMOCRACY'S DEMAND. What the riatform fnvors ant) What It Denounces. about lo da the voting. Hiailimlly nth r-r delegations bean (o rise, aonio of the New Ynrkera getting to tholr fe-t and for a moment II looked aa though I the convention might be carried off Ita 1 feet. Hut agalnat this was heard it ' counter atnrm of protestations and din- I rordant yells. I'nr Ian minuted tha I damnnatratlnn fur Tnwnn laatail with I vnrylnc degree of Intensity, Mannttnir attention w.im lielng dlroct id to nn excited group maaaetl In front nf tho New York section with Hill na the center o n alruggllng line of ildlo gatefl. Tliey pressed forwanl from n't flimrteraof tho hall, urging him lo nor in It hla nuinr tn bo plnied liefore tho convention. The face of the Now Yorker vraa n Hludy na the demamlH on him enmc from nil Hlilea. Ho rnt lu Ihe front row of delnxHlca with ox Senator Murphy on hla right nnd Juilgo Van Wyclc on hla Imniodlnte left. A necotul sent nwuy waa Mr. Croknr. Hill pmteHtod vnclferoualy. Judge Vnn Wyck mild ho could not rcfiwo. Mur phy nnd Croker iileaded with lilm to obey tho will of tho convention nnd accept. Wlilln the plemlliiKfl continued the call of Dnhtwnro waa hoard ubove the roar ami Delaware yielded her place to Now York. At this Ihe bulky form of flenatnr (irady of New York pushed through the demtely alslea to the platform. Theie waa n hush to hear h .1 the New Yorker had lo offer. "lu In half or tho unit d Democracy of Nf w York." shouted genntor (Irady, "I prtaent aa a candidal for vice prea ldent the name uf David Dennett Hill." The effet'i waa electrical, and a tldul wave of enthualnam awept over tho con vention. Delegates stood on chairs end red fmi.tleally lu solid phwhtnxoH. Klnga ami ataudanU wuto ugnln min gtetl lu trlumplwut prourtMloii, wlilln a aimtiil aa Horn Klagntu roated Ihrough the grant aliii. tuin. Urady atood there l-mudly wnltlug for Iho atorm to sub aide. Hut aa he wnlted tha audience ubaarveil a si ran no pautomlme. They saw Hilt leave the New York deleipi lion and piwh tbrongh the throng up to tba platform. Tliey could see him appeal lo Urady lo withdraw him, j while Ornd)'s answer waa apparent i from Ihe shake of hla bead, and hla iitlvnnce to thu front of tlia platform to lontlnue hla nominating sihmcu. Uhentheder i.alratlmi had subsided (liudy completed bta aneech praaenllng llllt before the convention. Hut as ha stepped from the platform tbe man who bad Just be.-n placed In nomina tion look bin place Tha aenalor look ed nut tinl on the shouting thou sand. When be uould ba beard ha mad due act'iiowlad-mant of tba kou ! oi ih pc him. Hut It wua won lih nl tbnt oteven ann bad a atrot.. ... tba cloae of the onll he bad SMVt votes, which, how ever, wna not enough tn nominate him. tbe rtxiulalle two-thlrOs belag H. Hill received tao votes and Towae S4. Hut before tbe SHiMMRosHient of the laaalt a atroflg-lHRKl delegate fiom Tenneaaao stood or. a chair and announced "T naaaao elMtngas bar :t votes from Hill to ttavettsou." Prom every quarter of tne hall cams ilemands for recogttlttoH. Alabama changed lo Stevensoe)! OnlUornht did tbe same, and Nortli Carolina cbaHgatl from Carr to fMevenamt. Hven New York finally reluaiMHtly BHHOunced Its hang from Hill to Urattaon. That aaaed It. fUevenaoM'a MiMlndtlott was aaanred. although for soma time loager tbe various states eottilaiMd to racettl thHi tirfea from Towae and other can i' blntes to Steveaaon. In tfta end tba nomlnutton was Mute unanimous. Its announcement was greeted with en tbualaatlc apadaoso. aad again tba stem Mandurds and baa net a were boms ii.mii tbe building In tribute to tut uoUiiuM. The following Is the platform, read by Senator Tillman, tt was unani mously adopted: Vo, tlio representatives of the Dem ocratic party of tho United States, as eembled In national convention en the anniversary of the day f declaration of Independence, do reaffirm In t':at Immortal proclamation of tho constitu tion framed In harmony therewith by the fathers of tho republic. Wo hold with tho United States supreme court that tho declaration of Independence Is tho spirit of our government, of which tho constitution Is the form and letter. Wo declare again that nil gov ernments Instituted among tnon do rive (heir Just powers from the consent of the governed; Hint any government not based upon tho cnncnt of tho gov erned Is n tyranny, ami that to Impnso upon any people n government of force Is to sulMtltuio tho methods of Im perialism for those of n republic Wo Imld that tho constitution follows tho Hag, and ilcnoiinro the doctrine Hint nn executive or ooiigreaa, deriving their existence ami their powers from the constitution, enn xerrlno lawful sti thorljy beyond it or lu violation of It. We assert that no nation can long en dure half republic mid half empire, ami we warn the Ainorlean people that Im perialism abroad will lornl quickly nnd Inevitably to despotism nt homo. Uo lievlng n th'so prlir Ip'es. we den unco the Porto lllco law, enacted by a Ho publican congress against the prH st end opposition of the Democratic min ority, as a hold and open vlolat'on of the nation's organic law and n flag rant breach of thn national good faith. It Imposes upon Ihe people of Porto HI "O a government without their en sent mid taxation without representa tion. It dUhonora tho American peo ple by repudiating n solemn pledge inuile In their boliulf by the command ing general of our army, which tho Potto IllnuiiH welromm! to n ptaccful and unresisted occupation of their land. It doomed to poverty and ills trues n P"oplo whoso linlplrsNncsM up poulu with peculiar force to Justlco nnd miiKiinnlmlty. In this, tho llrat net of Its Imperialistic programme, tho llo publican party necks to commit the United Htntcs to n colonial policy In consistent with republican Institution! nnd condemned by the supremo court In numerous declslona. Wo demand the prompt and honest fulfillment of our pledges to (ho Cuban people nnd the 'Aorld (hat tho CnPcd Htntcs has no disposition nor Intention to oxcr olsu sovereignly, Jurisdiction or control over tho Island of Oubn. except for Its pacification. Tho war ended nonrly two yours ago, profound pence relgna over all the island, nnd still iho adminis tration keeps the government of the iiK!nnd from Ita peoplo whllo Hopuhll run rnrpotbag oIIMsIh plunder Its rev oiniHS and exploit the colonial thoory to the dlsgruro of the American poo pie. Vo condemn and denouneo tho I'lilllpplne policy of tho present nil ministration. Jt bar Involved tho re public tinneeoewirlly In war. wmrlflewl the lives of many of our noblest hoiih end placed the United Blale. pre vlntiMy known and npplumlwl through out the world as (he champion of free dom, In tho false and im-Ainerlcun position of crushing with terrlblo forue tho efforls of our former allies lo nchleve liberty and self-government. Tho Plllpluos cMimot he cltlxeus with tmt endangering our clvlllxallon: llmv cfltmot bo aubjetls without tmperllliiK our fori of government, and as we am not Jtlug to surrender our civili sation tl'.r to convert the republic Into an empire, we favor an Immediate dec larsthm of the nations purpose to give tl a llllplnoe, flrat, a stable rorm of gorarniueut, sacoiid, Indapendeusa, nnd third, protection from uulalda In ttrfarence, such aa has bean frtrsn for aanrly a century to tba republics of Vmith and Central America. The gready commercialism which dletated the Philippine policy of tha ItBpHbllcan administration attempts to JttaUfy It with tbe plea that It will pay. hut van tbl's sonlld and unworthy plea falls -vhen brought to the test of fRSti. Tho war of "criminal snares sloti against the Plllplnos, entailing an manual axpauss of many millions, .has Already cost more than any ikhmiI- Lie profit that could accrue front the antlie trade for years to come. Fur thermore, when trade Is extended at the expense of liberty, the prise Is always too high. We are not oppoead to territorial expanelnn when It takes lu des.rahlo territory wliteh can ba ci c ted Into states In tho Union and tuose people willing und tit to become American elllsans. Wo favor trade expansion by over) paaagful and legitimate means. tint we are unalterably oapoead to the seising or imrehaatHg at dlauai Wands la be govamatl oataMa tba coa sUtgttoa aad whom jHWpla mh never baaabte ettlsana We are la favor af extending tha re public's Influence among tbe natlous. tjut lolleve that lUtluetiLe should be extended, not by forco nnd violence, but through the persuasive power of n high and honorable example. Tho Importance of othr filiations now pend ing before tlio American people Is In no wise diminished and the Democratic party takes no backward step from Its position on them, but tho burning Is stio of Imperialism growing nut of the Spanish war Involves the very exist euro of the republic and the destruc tion of our free Institutions. Wo re gard It ns tho iHtramtmiit Issue of tho campaign. Tho dcclnrnilnii lu tho llepiilillonn platform adopted nt Philadelphia held In June, lliOO.tliat the Heptthllcnn parly "atoadfnstly adheres to the polloy an nounced In the Monroo doctrlno" Is manifestly Inslnsore nnd deceptive. This profession Is contradicted by the avowed pollry of that party In opposi tion to tho spirit of the Monroo doc trine to acquire and hold sovereignty over large arena of territory and largo numbers nt people In the oastcrn hem isphere. We Insist on tho strict main tenance of the M nroe doctrone nml In nil Its Integrity both In letter e-nl In spirit ns neceanjfy to prevent ,no ex tension of Mur.KHH authority on this contleiit and essential to our supiema cy In Amorlonn affairs. At the same time wo do declare that no Amorlonn peoplo shall over b hold by forco In unwilling subjection to ISuropenn au thority. Wo oppose militarism. It moans conquest nbroad and Intimidation nnd oppression nt home. It menus tho strong army which has ever liecn fatal lo frco Institutions. It Is what mil lions uf our cltlians have (leu from In Kuiopo. It will Impose upon our peneo living people a largo standing army nnd unnenenmry burden of taxation nnd a conetimt menace to their liber ties. A small standing nrtny and a well disciplined state mllltln are am ply sutllelent lu Hmo nt peace. This republic has no plsce fur n ast mili tary service and conscription. When the nation Is In danger tho volunteor soldier Is his country's best defender. The national guard of the United States should over be cherished In the patriotic henrfs of n free people. Such orguulzutl..a n ro over an clement of strength nnd safety. I "or tho Urst tlmo In our history and ro-evll with tho Philippine conquest has there been n wholoaalo departure from our tlmo honorcd nnd approved system of vol unteer orgnnlzutlon. Wo denounco it ns tm-Amcrlcnn, undemocratic and tinrcpubllcan nnd iih n aubvcrslon of ancient and fixed principles of a frco people. Private monopolies aro ludcfouslblo nnd Intolerable. They destroy compe tition, control tho price of all mate rial, and of Iho the finished product, thus robbing both tho producer nnd the consnmor. They lesson Iho employ- of labor, nnd arbitrarily fix tho term and conditions thereof nnd deprive In dividual energy and small inpltnl of their opportunity for betterment. Thoy uro tho most olllciont menrs yet devised for appropriating the frill's of Industry to tho bonollt of the f w nt tho exponso of tho many, nnd unlosa their Insatiate greed Is checked nil wealth will bo aggregated In it few hands nnd tho republic destroyed. Tha dishonest paltering with thn trust evil by the Itvpubllcnu patty In statn nnd national platforms Ih con clusive proof at the truth of the charge Hint trusts are the. legitimate product af Republican policies, that they are fostered by Itcpubllciin lawi, and Hint thoy aro protected by Iho Re publican administration In return for campaign HulmcrlptlonH and political support. We pledge tho Democratic party to an uncosHlng warfare In nntlon, state nnd city against prlvuto mouopo'y lo every form. Italstliig laws against t custs must he enforced nnd more stringent ones must be enacted, pro vldlng for publicity ns to the affairs of corporations doing bt slueas outside of tho stale In their origin tbnt they have no water In tholr stock and that tbay have not attempted and aro not attempting to mouopollie any brnneh of business or the production of any articles of merchandise and the whole constitutional power of congress over Interstate commerce, the malls and all modes of Interstate eommuHlaatlon shall ba exercised by tba enactment of comprehensive laws upon the subject Tariff should be amended by putting the products of trusts upon (be fre Hat to prevent monopoly under the plan of protection. The f tllure of Ihe present Iteptibllein administration with an nt solute con trol of all tha branches of the national government, to euart any legislation designed to prevent or even curtail the absorbing power of trusts und Illegal combinations or to enforso tho anti trust laws already on the statute books proves the Insincerity uf tha high rounding pure tea of the Republican platform. Corporations should lie protested lu all their rights, and their legitimate I h tarsals should be rsapceU d, but any attempt by aorporatfans to I hi erf are with tha public affairs of the people r t antral the sovnretgaty whleti ere- itts them, should be ittWidea under ucM penuiiiea an win butaa saw at tempt ImposaMo, We favor nn enlargement of the scopo of the Interstate commerce Inw as will enable the commission to pro tect Individuals nnd communities from discriminations and tha public from unjust nnd unfair transportation ratis. Wo nfflrm and Indorse the principles ot tho national Domocratlo platform adopted In 1800 In Oh'eago, mado by the American people for themselves, which shall restore and maintain a bl nietnllla price lovel, and to part of such system tho Immediate restoration ot the frco nnd unlimited coinage of silver nt tho present legal ratio of 10 to 1. without waiting for the aid or consent ot any other nation. Wc denounco the currency bill enact ed In tho last ssaston ot congress as a step forward In tho Republican polloy which alms to discredit tho sovereign rights at tho national government to Issue nil money, whether coin or pa por, nnd lo bestow upon national banks tho power lo Issuo nnd control the volume of paper tnonoy for tholr own bonollt. A permanont national bank otirrenoy, scoured by government bonds must hnvo n pormancnt dobt to rest upon, and It the tank currency Is to Incronso with population nnd business the dobt must nlto Inoroase. Tho Re publican currcnoy scheme Is tho re form sohome for fastonlng upon tha taxpayers a porpottnl nnd growing dobt for tho benefit of tho banks. We aro opposed to thin prlvato corporation paper, circulation as money but with out legal tender qualities, nnd demand tho rcttromont of tho national bank notes ns fnit ns government paper or sllvor cettlflualcs can bo substituted for thorn. Wo favor tho ntnondment to tho foil oral constitution tor tho oloctton ot United states senators by dlrcot voto of tho peoplo, nnd wo favor direct log (station wherever practicable. Wo aro opposed to government by Injunction; wo denouneo tho blacklist and favor arbitration ns n means of settling disputes between corporations nnd their employes. In the Interest of American labor nnd tho uplifting ot the worklngman an tho carnerstono of tho prosperity ot our country, wo recommend that con gross crcato n department of labor, In charge ot n secretary with n scat In tho cabinet, believing that tho Nova tion ot American labor will bring with It Increased production and Increased prosperity to our country nt homo nnd to our rommerco nbrond. Reduction ot war Utxcs favored. Tho American soldiers aro eulogized Wo favor the Immediate construc tion, ownership nnd contiol ot tha Nlcarauga canal by tho United States, und wo donnunco tho Insincerity of the plnnk In the national Ropubllrnn plat form for an Isthmian canal In tho fate of tho failure ot the Republican minor ity In pass tho bill pending In coitRrois, Wo condemn the Hay-Puunoefots treaty an n surrondor ot American rights nnd Interests, not to be tolerated by tho American peoplo. 1'avor tho Immcdlato statehood for Arizona, Now Mexico nnd Oklahoma, und irrigation of western lands, and home rulo nud territorial government for Alaska nnd Puerto Rico. Wo favor the contlnunnco nnd strict enforcement of tho Chinese exclusion lu w.and Its application to the same ularscs ot all Asiatic races. Jefferson saldr "Pcftco, commerce and Ituucst friendship with all national onlnugllng alliance wlUi none." Wo approre thin wholcsomo doclrlre and earnestly protest against tho pol icy ot Iho Republican president, which haa Involved us lu so-called politics, Including tho diplomacy ot Kuropo aud the Intrigue and land grabbing of Asia, aud wo especially coni'omn tho Ill-con- coal cil Republican alliance with En gland, which must mean discrimina tion against other frlondfy nations, and whloh has already stilled tho na tion's voire, whllo liberty Is bojng strangled In Africa. Relieving In tho principles of self government nud rejecting ns did our forefathers, the claim of monarchy, we view with Indignation the purpose of Hngland to overwhelm with foroe thi South African republics. Speaking, ai we do, for tho entire American nation exaapt Its Republican officeholders, and for all freemen everywhere, we extend our sympathies to the heroic burghei lu their unequal struggle to maliita'n their liberty nnd Independence. Oppose lavish appropriations of Re publicans nud denounce aeeumulatten ot a surplus to be suandred. Relieving that our most rhtrlehed In stitutions aro In great peril ;that Ihe very existence of our constitutional right Is at sinks, and that tbe deejglou to bo rendered will determine whiihor or not our ehlldien are Uuenjoy those blessed privileges of free government wlilsh tinvo made the Unite J tSate graat, prosperous nnd honored, wo ear neatly ask for the foregoing deols ra tion of prlnalp'ea the hearty support nf the Itherty-Iovlng people, retard lees of previous party aWliatlaua. Two (Istvesiou bua'neea hous g en the HtraiMl burned. CJamegt has autberhud a W,M draft for the San Atttottlo llbiary.