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Democrats Adopt a Platform and Get Heady
for Nominations ,
Now York Senator Presents an Able Plea for
International Eimetaliismi
Boy Orator of the Platte Carries tlio Con
vention by Storm.
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CHICAGO , July 9. Ten acres of people
On the sloping sides of Ihe Coliseum today
saw the silver hclmeted gladiators In the
arena overpower the gold phalanx and
plant the banner of sllvcr upon the ram
parts ot democracy. They saw what may
prove the disruption ot a great political
pnrty nmld scenes of enthusiasm such ns
perhaps never .before occurred In n nn-
tlonnl convention. They snw 20,000 people
ple , with Imaginations Inflamed by burnIng -
Ing words of passionate oratory , swayed
like windswept fields. They heard the
awful roar of 20,000 voices burst like n vol
cano against the reverberating dome over
head. They saw a mnn carried upon the
shoulders of others Intoxicated with en
thusiasm. Amid the tumult and turbul
ence , they listened to appeals , to threats ,
to crlis for mercy ; nnd finally they watched
the Jubilant majority seat Its" delegates
nnd the vanquished stalk sullenly forth
into the daylight.
The battle for supremacy of democratic
principles was fought in a session that
lasted from 11 o'clock In the morning until
shortly before G o'clock In the afternoon.
Each side sent Its champions to the forum.
Senator Tlllman of South Carolina , Sen
ator Jones of Arkansas and cx-Congrcssman
William J. Bryan of Nebraska crossed
swords with Senator Hill of New .York ,
Senator Vllas of Wisconsin and ex-Gov
ernor Russell of Massachusetts.
The sinister-looking senator from the
state of Calhoun , with his eye blazing de-
flunco at an audlenco which manifested
its unfriendliness by the storm of hisses ,
opened the debate with a wildly passion
ate speech. In which ho alllrmed that the
bnttle for the restoration of silver was for
the emancipation of the white slaves , ns
the War of 18GO had been one for the eman
cipation of the blacks. Disruption of the
democracy had brought one and ho Invited
another disruption If It would result in
this other emancipation. He went to the
extreme ot glorying In the suggestion pre
sented that the dlspulo wns a sectional
one , n declaration which roused the resent
ment of Senator Jones , and ho repudiated
it in n brief speech , which nroused the first
demonstration ot the day. Even the gold
delegates Joined heartily In this demon
stration ngninst sectionalism.
Senator Vllas bitterly denounced what he
termed an attempt to launch the party on
career so wild that the world stood aghast.
With a wave of his arm that was full of 1m-
iircsslvo portent , ho sounded his warning.
Ex-Governor Russell , the keen Massachu
setts statesman , who has thrice carried the
standard of democracy to victory In the old
Bay stnto , pleaded for a word of concession
or conciliation , and concluded with a word of
solemn warning that the country. If not the
convention , would listen.
Demonstration followed demonstration at
' frequent Intervals throughout the speeches ,
but it was Senator Hill who aroused the
gold forces to their wildest enthusiasm , and
Ilryan , the boy orator of the Platte , who
. The demonstration
set the silver men nllame.
tion for Hill , who , with close logic ami
trenchant blade , sought the very heart of
the convention ns he bitterly assailed aa
undemocratic the new creed which the ma
jority was to proclaim , lusted about eighteen
minutes. Although more protracted than
that which greeted Ilrynn. It w'na of n dif
ferent nature. Thn hitter was the spon
taneous outburst of on enthusiasm kindled
by the touch of magnetic eloquence. The
stur of the brilliant young orator from the
plains of Nebraska has burned brightly on
the horizon of the convention tor two days.
There were several demonstrations In hla
behalf yesterday , but this was the first op
portunity ho had lo hliow himself. Ills uudl-
ence had been warmed up , and wns full
of pqnt-up enthusiasm. The powder maga
zine needed but the spark , nnd Ilryan ap
plied It with Iho skill of genius.
His very appearance captured the nudl-
cnre. Dressed like a plain westerner , In
a black sack suit of alpaca , ho stood with
n smile playing over his handsome , mobile ,
clear-cut face , whllo with- uplifted hand he
quieted the waiting thousands. Ho has n
face whoso lines might have been chiseled
from alnbiiclcr by some master sculptor.
Ills mouth Is firm , his eyes bright , his nose
Itomnn ; his raven hair Is brushed hack from
his forehead nnd falls to his eollnr. With
well modulated vnli-o , which gradually rose
in pitch until It penetrated the furthermost
limits of the hall , he wnvo the spell upon
his audience. His speech wns n masterpiece
of fervid oratory ; with consummate elo-
eiucneo ho stated the i-.ico of silver nnd par-
vied Ihe arguments ot the gold men. Marc
Antony never applied the match moro ef
fectively. The convention look flro with en
thusiasm , n crackled as though It was
aflame. HIM was forgotten : nil clso wns for
gotten for the moment. Every chair In
the valley of the coliseum and every chalt
In Ihe vast wilderness on the hillsides be-
ennio n rock on which frantic men nnd
women were wldly waving handkerchiefs ,
canes. Imts and umbrellas anything mov
able. Some , like demented things , dlvestel
themselves of their coats nnd flung them hlgli
In the nlr. A Trxns delegnte uprooted tlu
purple standard of his state nnd bore II
frantically to the plnco where rose tlu
standard nf Nebraska. In a twinkling oth
er n followed his example. Tuo-tlilnls of tin
mute staffs went c.irrled us trophies tr
Ncbrafckn , nnd there danced In midair. A
dozen delegates ruxhed upon the stagu and
shouldered the half dazed orator and bore
him In triumph down the aisle. Louder
and louder Blnlekcd the thousands , until
the volume of sound broke llko n gigantic
' wave , nnd fell only to rise nnd break again.
For almost fifteen minutes this maddening
tumult continued , whllo the delegates with
the stnto standards paraded the enclosure.
Old political generals wcrti stupefied. II
the ballot for the nomination had been
taken then It would have been a stampede.
When It wus all over the votes were
taken , first on the minority substitute ( or
the platform offered by Senator Hill , which
was defeated , C" * > to 303 ; then on the reso
lution to endorse thu administration , which
was beaten , 367 to 5C < , and , lastly , on the
adoption of the platform , which curried , < J2S
to 301 , Senator Tlllman , after the rejection
of Ihe resolution to endow thu administra
tion , withdrew his resolution to censure tlu
administration. "The administration stumlt
condemned by that vote , " wns his comment.
"A bravo man never .strikes a fallen foe , "
At the night Kindlon , In the presenceol
fully 25,100 i-oopli ; . thn nominating spi-tvhea
wcro made , and there was n repetlllnn ol
the exciting ccents of the afternoon ' The
Ilryan enthusiasm continued , The KalU-rUe
went frantic at every mention of hi * name
nil the wild demonstration of the after-
10011 was duplicated when ho wan placed
n nomination by H. T. Lewis of Georgia
nd Kccondcd by W. Clutz of North Cnro-
Inn , George F. Williams of Massachusetts
ml Thomas J. Kcrnan ot Louisiana. Al-
hough the demonstration wns confined
argnly to the galleries tonight. It looked ns
f the favorite , Bland , had fallen back Into
ho ruck , hopelessly beaten. Senator Vest
ilnced the Mlssourlan In nomination , nnd
Kermoyor of Kansas seconded the nomlna-
lon. The name of Governor Clnudn Mnt-
licwa ot Indiana was presented by Senator
Purple of Indiana , and seconded by Dolo-
; atc Tvlppctt of Colorado. Fred White of
own placed Holes In nomination , and the
Waterloo statesman owed n magtilficcnt
ovation to the enthusiasm ot Miss Minnie
Murray , n young woman from Nashua , In. ,
who led the Holes demonstration , as Miss
Carson Lake did the Blalno demonstration
at Minneapolis four years ago ,
Senator Blackburn of Kentucky wns ilnced
n nomination by J. S. Rhea , a brilliant
Kentucky orator , and seconded by General
St. Clnlr of West Virginia and W. W. Toote
of California , and McLean of Ohio by Dole-
gain Patrick of the Buckeye state.
The lenders who are opposed to the nomi
nation of Bland , or who feared the con
vention might be stampeded to Bryan , de
cided atler the nomination speeches to draw
off and wait until tomorrow morning be
fore taking n ballot. The action of the
ijold delegates , most ot whom decided not
to participate in the nomination of a can
didate on the platform , rendered Hland's
strength formidable , as It wns likely that
the chairman , taking the precedent of 1810
Into consideration ( when New York , In an
attempt to defeat the chairman , ruled that
two-thirds of those voting constituted the
two-thirds required by the rule ) , would
make a similar ruling. If all the gold dele
gates declined to vote , -Hd would consti
tute the necessary two-thirds , and the best
estimate tonight gave Bland 43G. The
Pennsylvania delegation , however , decided
to vote for Pattlson. after communicating
with him by telegraph. The Wisconsin del
egation decided not to vote , ns did Now
Jersey. Maryland and Connecticut divided
nnd twenty-seven of the thirty Massachu
setts votes will be silent.
The sudden appearance ot Hrynn as a
formidable candidate nnd the developments
of the day In connection with the gold
delegations greatly complicated the situ
ation. The Teller movement again loomed
up prominently , If those who believe his
nomination would be the politics of the
situation can they will prevent a
nomination on the second ballot ,
and to this end their efforts will
bo directed. The Blnnd mnimgcrs arc
straining every nerve nnd claim the vic
tory , while Bryan's friends loudly assert
that the convention will be stampeded by
the "boy orator of the Plattc. "
As the doors of the mammoth Coli
seum in Jackson park were thrown
open this morning and the black
streams of people welled up through the en
trance and broke like a cascade over the
galleries the hand struck up "Mnssn's in
the Cold , Cold Ground. " Yesterday there
was enough fighting to surfeit the craving
of the crowds , but only the pickets were
driven in and only the outposts were cap
tured. Today , which many believed would
bo the last day of the convention , the main
citadel was to bo stormed. The champion
gladiators were to meet In the arena. The
declarations of principles were to bo made
and the candidates were to be selected.
The ultra silver cohorts , Jubilant and confi
dent , were in control. The heroic minority ,
doomed to defeat as certainly as that brave
band of Texans who fought and fell to the
last man at Alamo , came with their loins
girded for the death struggle. Rebellion
hung like a pall above the convention and
20.000 people ranged the sloping hills that
overlooked the arena to watch the battle
of the wrestling giants. The silver leaders
entered with light and buoyant step. The
faces of the gold leaders \C\-Q grim and
grave. In some cases they were defiant.
The managers of the several candidates were
marshalling their forces. Bland got the
first demonstration with a band , which , at
the head of several hundred of his boomers ,
circled the galleries. The band played a
succession of stirring airs as the clans and
Ilii ! crowds gathered. The descriptive piece ,
"The World's Fair , " created much amuse
The preliminary scenes wcro largely a
repetition of those of the two previous days.
There were one or two rows at the entrances
and several of the spectators who were
making themselves obnoxious wcro ejected.
Before the convention was called to order
rumors ot men who had bolted and others
who would bolt were flying about. It was
known that Mr. Cleveland's ex-postmaster
general , William S. Illssell of Buffalo , had
Eono homo. It was albo said that Perry
Belmont nnd Tammany's spokesman of the
last congress. General Tracey of Albany ,
would quietly relinquish their seats to alter
nates. Dclanccy Nlcoll of New York , McDermott -
Dermott of New Jersey and several Now
England delegates were other rumored bolt
ers. Delegate Hamilton of Massachusetts
said ho did not think the Bay State delega
tion would walk out , but that It would re
fuse to vote after the platform was adopted.
Senator White , the permanent chairman ,
appeared on the stage at 10:40. : He wore a
pink shirt and a blue string necktie. He
was so hoarse , however , that he could hardly
speak ubovo a whisper. An effort to pro
duce a Boles demonstration when the Iowa
delegation entered with a huge Boles banner
wns a fnllure. At 10:52 : Chairman Whlto
dropped the gavel. The Indlscrlbablo buzz
ot thousands of voices gradually subsided
and tlio delegates took their seats , whllo
vacant spaces In the pit marked off with
almost definite accuracy the location of the
Ni'\v England delegations which had not ,
with the exception of a few stragglers , as
yet arrived. The New York delegation ,
however , headed by Senator Hill and ex-
Secretary Whitney , wcro In their places.
The bulky form of Ulsscll of Buffalo was
absent ,
At five minutes before 11 o'clock
Rov. Dr. Green of Cedar Rapids , la. , the
Episcopal clergyman who had made the
opening prayer of yesterday , again nroso for
the same olllce. lie prayed that the choice
of the convention might bo a men whoso
work would redound to the glory of his
country nnd his God. The prayer follows :
Wo thank Thee- , Almighty God , for the
blessing of the day that Thou bus given us.
At Ha very beginning we pray that wo may
be true to Itn responsibilities and bravo for
Us duties. Especially grant Thy blessing to
those. Thy servants , wno taeo this day tlio
great responsibilities and duties of this con
vention. A I hey shall mnko their declara
tion of principles may they wet forth theno
tiulhs that shnll bo founded upon thn
eternal principles of truth and Justleo nml
that may redound for the benefit of all the
people and tlio uplifting of humanity And
IIH they shall designate him who nhnll bo
their candidate for the chief maglstiy of
this great nation Kiildu Thou their minds
and their voices. .May they cnposo a man
of clean hands and a pure heart who o
alms Hhiill 1 > hlH country , his Hod and who
ir.ny llvn FO thnt mankind by his virtues
may bo lifted nearer to heaven , and so niu >
the anpels of poaeo nnd prosperity Ideas
this land , and may Thy kingdom eome In , il
our hearts through the blessed gospel ol
Jesus C'hrlst , to whom , ulih the Father am ]
the Holv fihost. bo ascribed all glory for
now and forever more. Amen.
When thn prayer was concluded Senator
Whlto handed the gavel over to Congics-
nian Richardson nf Tennessee , n tall , slen
der man with black mustncho and schularly
atoop of the bhouldcis , who nnnuu.iccd that
the committee on resolutions was ready to
report and called to the platform Senator
Jones of Arkansas , to make ihe committee's
report. Senator Jones , who has been In the
thlrkcst of the silver light Kineo the foic-
runiuTs of convention begun to nsscmb'o
In Chicago , Is 11 familiar figure to this con
vention. He looks like a soldier , und but
for the fnct that he was a toldler In the
late confederacy , might be ; Urong presi
dential possibility. He Is a strong faced
mun with a flercu , silvery innstuclie and
chin whiskers and unite hair , which falls
to cover all of the top of Ms head.
He adjusted a pair of gold bowtd xpei ; .
tucles and begun lo read Hie llnunelul plank
of the platform , which Colonel Charles H.
Jones , the St Louis jouinallst , httd writ
ten. Thu effect of the reading v.ould have
greater had thu touthcm senator ecu.
trolled a stronger voice. The silver ranks
raised n cheer when some ot them heard
the words : "Wo demand the free and
unlimited coinage of both gold and silver"
and one enthusiast demanded that the
passage bo re-read , which wns done.
Senator Jones declared that ho was hoarse ,
nnd Indeed his voice broke two or three
times and nearly failed him. As the
delegates could not hear much of the plat
form most ot Its points fell unchccrcd , but
the denunciation of the government by In
junction , which Is taken as an Indirect ap
proval ot Governor Altgcld's course during
the Chicago strike , met with recognition.
When the plonk expressing sympathy with
Cuba had been read , n flag of the new rc-
slnglc star on n red field , appeared In the
nlslo In front of the delegates' chairs and
was carried along the aisles. It did not
nrouoo the demonstration which the parti
sans of Cuba hud hoped for. Indeed the
applause was very moderate and Mr. Rich
ardson rapped on the desk and cried : "Put
down that flag , " so it quickly sank from
It was evidently a tired convention. The
strain of two dnys of convention work and
the earlier dnys of candidate making had
worn out the rank nnd file ns well ns the
generals. It seemed to be Impossible to stir
the concourse to enthusiasm. The platform
was concluded without nny marked applause.
Then the report of the minority was rend
by J. H. Wade of Ohio , a former rending
clerk of the house of representatives. The
gold people rose nnd cheered , but after their
outbreaks on yesterday these efforts were
faint. The endorsement of the democratic
administration , which Senator Hill had made
n losing fight for In the committee on reso
lutions , brought down n yell from the gnl-
lerles. Several New York delegates stood
nnd waved their lints , hut they did not In
clude Hill , Whitney nnd Flower. Over on
the fnr right the stalwart frame of Senator
Gray of Delnware stood alone and ullcuco
pervaded most of the delegations.
Following Is the report of the minority
of the committee on resolutions presented
by Senntor D. n. Hill :
To the Democratic National Convention :
Sixteen delegates , constituting the minority
of the committee on resolutions , lluds nlnu
declarations in the report of the majority
to which they cannot give their assent.
Some of them are wholly unnecessary ,
some nre Ill-considered and ninblgiilously
phrased while others are extreme and rev
olutionary of the well recognized principles
of the party. The minority content them
selves with this general expression of their
dissent without going into a specific state
ment of these objectionable features of the
declaration of the majority. But upon the
lluaiicial question , which engages at this
time- the chief share of nubile attention , the
views of the majority differ so funda
mentally from what the minority regard
as vital democratic doctrines as to demand
a distinct statement of what they hold teas
as the only Just and true expression of
democratic faith upon this paramount Issue
IIH follows , which Is offered as a substitute
for the financial plank in the majority re
port. "
We declare our belief that the experi
ment on the part of the United States alone
of free coinage of silver and a change of
the existing standard of value Inde
pendently of the action of other great na
tions would not only Imperil our finances
but retard or entirely prevent the establish
ment of International bimetallism , to which
the efforts of the government should bo
steadily directed. H would place the coun
try on u sllve.r basis , Impair contracts , dis
turb business , diminish the purchasing
power of the wages of labor and Inflict
Irreparable evils upon our nation's com
merce and Industry. Until International co
operation among leading nations for the
free coinage of silver can bo secured wo
favor the rigid maintenance of the exist
ing gold standard ns essential to the
pieserviitlon of our national credit , the
redemption of our public pledges and the
keeping Inviolate of our country's honor.
Wo Insist that all our paper and silver cur
rency shall be kept at a parity with gold.
The democratic party IH the party of liarcl
money and opposed to legal tender pay
ment as a part of our permanent financial
system , and we therefore favor the
gradual retirement and cancellation of all
United States notes ) and treasury notes
under such legislative- provisions as will
prevent undue contraction. Wo demand
that the national credit shall be rigidly
maintained at all times and under all cir
cumstances. "
The minority also feel that the report of
the majority Is defective in falling to
make any recognition of the honesty ,
economic courage and lidellty of the present
democratic administration , and they there
fore offer the following declaration as nn
amendment to the majority report :
We commend the honesty , economic
course and fidelity of the present demo
cratic national administration. "
1' . J. FARIIHLL , Vt. ,
Scnutor Hll ! also offered the following
amendments to the platform and urged
their ndoptlon :
"Hut It should bo carefully provided by
law at the same tlmo that any change in
the monetaary standard should not apply to
existing contracts.
"Our advocacy of the Independent free
coinage of silver being based on belief that
such coinage will effect and maintain a
parity between gold and silver nt the ratio
of 1C to 1 wo dcclnrc as a pledge of our
sincerity that If such free coinage shall fall
to effect such parity within ono year from
Its enactment by law such coinage shall
thereupon be suspended. "
Senator Hen Tlllman of South Carolina
mounted the stage to open the great debate
In behalf of free coinage of silver. A strik
ing figure ho was ns he faced hla audience.
With no pretense to dress , shabbily coated ,
ho Instantly drew the eyes of 20.GOO people
They turned toward him as If ho wcro an
antagonist. Ills think set. commanding
figure was full cf defiance. Ills head thrown
back , wus round and compact. The features
strong and powerful , were cast In a classic
mould , The nose wns straight , the lips
thin nnd compressed , the Jaws siniaro and
pugnacious , but the sunken cavity which
marked his left eye gave to his fnco a
sinister expression. la was n face once seen
never to bo forgotten. On ono lapel of his
coat ho wore a Cuban flag , on the other a
pitchfork. Ono moment the L'0,000 people
hold their breath as they gazed. Then they
broke forth. Cheers mingled with hlsBcs
rent the air. Mr. Richardson , who was
wielding the gavel with tlio
, aid of the as
sistant sergeant-at-arms quickly suppressed
the demonstrations.
Tillman's first sentences showed that ho
had a good , well modulated voice , but as ho
proceeded ho pitched It In a key so shrill
that It grated like a file. Ho was charac
teristic from the beginning. Ho realized
that so far ns the galleries wore concerned
ho faced an audlenco entirely hostile Ho
Introduced himself by Baying that ho came
bofoio them as he was , not ns the lylni'
newspapers had represented him. A round
of nppIaiiBe from the pit greeted thin nn.
nounecmont and It was drowned In the
storm ot hisses from the galleries which
grew to a perfect whirlwind of sound. "I
came from n state which was the homo of
secession , " Senator Tillmnn turned defiantly
and fiercely surveyed the vast congregation
which was hissing. Then with n con-
tcniftuous toss of his head ho looked
nt the sllvcr
loyn delegates
, , .
before him. his eye blazing , and said with
n uncer : "Thero are only three things that
hUs , a goose , n serpent and a man. " Rais
ing his head and addressing the galleries
ho bhoutcd that the men who hissed South
Carolina forgot the hittory of the revolution
when that state kept alive the fires of lib
erty. This provoked a wild demonstration
from the silver men. "South Carolina In
1SGO , " he said , "led the fight In the demo ,
crutlc party which disrupted It. Disrup
tion , " ho continued , whllo Ihe galleries
hUscd , "bioiiKht about the war and the
war emancipated the blr.ck slaves. Now , "
ho added , sweeping his arms through the
nir above his head , "we are leading the fight
to emancipate the white slaves , "
This time the sliver men had their Innings ,
but they dli ) not npidaud very lustily when
ho declared that with conditions reversed ho
was v.-llllui. to again see the democratic
party disrupted. ncptnlcdly. as ho pro
ceeded the galleries hissed , and .several times
the scrgcont-at-nrms threatened , to clear the
cnllcrlcs. The sllvcr men hftd a chance to
shout their approval when ho declare : ! that
they wcro adopting a now declaration of In
dependence , " 16 to 1 or bust. "
The storm of hisses Issued forth again
when he repudiated the denial that this
was a sectional contest. "I my It Is a
sectional Issue , " ho crtcd , "nnd It will pre
vail. " i
After these pyrotcchnlcal expressions so
characteristic of the nmn ho drifted Into
statistics to show the bondage of the south
nnd west to the east , and these dry figures
gnve the hostile gnllcrlcs another oppor
tunity to cry him down.
"Time , time , " they shouted. This nroused
the senator again to angry resentment. He
paced the platform like nn enraged lion.
"I know , I know , " he cried with nrms
nloft. 'You nru nci Inst Us Th i < Is not n
paper In this city that js not tn the power
of the money Influence. They will not glvo
us a fair show. They characterize us ns
'howling dervishes and sliver lunatics. "
Mnny ot the delegates came up the aisles
nnd stood nt the foot of the stngo studying
Intently the features ot the remarkable man
before them.
Continuing , Senntor Tillmnn declared thnt
the only wny to avert a revolution would bo
to select a man whose record would fit the
platform. Soon tlio hissing began again at
some radical utterance ajid the South Cnro-
llnlan took occasion to say that "four yearn
ago the New York senator was hissed ns I
nm now. "
"Where Is New York , now ? " he asked.
"Where Is New York's leader ? " And from
the gallery came the cry , "In the soup , "
which brought down n wnvo of cheers for
Hill , topped with u foam of hisses.
Tlllman stood walling for the nolso to
subside and then using his hand before his
mouth for a speaking trumpet called Itko
n fog horn his defiance , "You cnn Just ns
well understand It now that I nm going to
have my say If I stand hero till sundown. "
Ho wns permitted to go on with com-
paratlvo ease , nfter the chntrmnn had
pleaded with the audlenco and threatened
to clear the gillerlcs , and then ho sur
prised his hearers anew by an attack on
Senator Hill , because the senator from
Now York had refuted to mnko the first
speech on the platform nnd give the South
Carolina mnn the reply. . Incldentnlly he
said of Hill. "Ho despised the president
of the United Stntct In 1892 ; since then he
has had cause to moro than despise him , "
and scored Hill for taking the role of
apologist for the administration. "Hut as
Cleveland stands for gold , " ho began , where
upon a hurrah for Cleveland was tdioulcd
which drew quite a hearty response from
the galleries. The attack on the president
which followed did not find any marked
demonstration of approval. '
"Now , I want you all. to listen , " he
shouted , and then rend the , substitute reso
lution which follows :
Wo denounce the administration of Presi
dent Cleveland its undemocratic and
tyrannelal and as a departure from tho.ie
principles which are cherished by all
liberty-loving American ! ! . The veto power
haw boon used to thwart the will of the
people as expressed by their representatives
In congress. 'Ihe appointive power hns keen
used to subsidize the press , to debauch
congress , to overawe and control cltlzenn
In UK- free exercise of their constitutional
rights. A plutocrat despotism Is thus
sought to IK' established on the ruins of thu
republic. We repudiate the construction of
the financial plank of the last democratic
national convention by President Cleveland
and Secrutary Carlisle ns contrary to the
plain meaning of English , words , nnd ns be
ing im .act of bild faith Reserving thr
severest censure. The ' Issue , of bonds. In
time of ponce with which to buy gold to
redeem coin obligations. , payable in silver
or Bold at the optloiv.ot \ the government
and" the use of the proceeds to defray thu
ordinary expenses ) of the" government , ure
both unlawful .and usurpations of
authority , deserving impeachment.
The first sentence was a" firebrand which
Ignited a blaze of biases and a counter-
flame of' cheers which could not equal the
hisses and the entire reading of the reso
lution was fiercely hissed.
He closed with n warning to the delegates
that they must unite their Jealous elements
of sllvcr forces or victory for democracy
would bo Impossible.
"You arc no democrat , " shouted some ono
In the galleries , whllo Dn'egato ' Mnrsdcn ol
Louisiana , who distinguished himself on the
first day of the convention by developing
n remarkable case of stage fright and at
the same time an unquenchable thirst , tried
to ask a question , but ho was howled down.
Senator Tillman concluded by pledging the
solid vote of the south to any good straight
sllvcr candidate.
When he descended from the stage the
galleries set up a great shout for Hill.
But suddenly the commanding figure ol
Jones of Arkansas mounted the stage. HK :
held his hands out for silence. The noise
foil away before his strong presence. In
clear tones he apologized for appearing be
fore Senator Hill. Ho had , not Intended
to say a word , but he cold not allow the
charge of Mr. Tillman that this was a sec
tional Issue to pass unchallenged.
The conservative silver men who had been
plainly depressed by some of Mr. Tillman's
utterances gave this statement an earnest
volley of applause.
"I am a southern mnn , " continued Mr.
Jones. "I carried a southern musket during
the war , but I repudiate the suggestion that
this question knows any section. "
Flying flags handkerchiefs nnd the
approving roar of 15,000 throats answered.
After this New York nnd Massachusetts nml
other eastern delegates Joined heartily In
this rejection of the extreme Tillman senti
"Tills U a great cause , " ho went on
eloquently. "I and thosa who feel as I do
feel that It is not sectional , It Is confined
neither to section , country nor clime It Is
the cause of mankind. " ( Cheer followed
cheer. ) A cause that had Its champion In
the magnificent Arthur Sewell of Maine and
the brilliant George Frederick Williams of
Massachusetts , ha said , could not bo sec
tional. After this emphatic repudiation of
Mr. Tlllman's remarks Mr. Jones left the
Senator HlH ascended the platform amid
a perfect storm of applause. Ho went
through the regular form , shook the hand
of the presiding officer olid then with a
smile boned hlu acknowledgments to the
shouting , gesticulating crowd. Men were
on their chairs waving Handkerchiefs , flags ,
and tossing hats In t&o. dlr. The vast
volume of bound ebbed , and Hawed and would
no sooner die awny than It would bo taken
up and echoed and re-tclioeil.
"Thrco cheers for Hill , ' ' "camo from the
Massachusetts delegation 'half ' of them on
chairs , und they wore * given with a will ,
Now York , New Jer ey , Pennsylvania nnd
the vast assemblagejoining In the demon
stration , When at la t order was par
tially restored , Mr. Hill began calmly , hut
with a voice that readily reached to the
galleries. Ho nald IIB would not attempt
to follow or answer the .senator from Soutn
Carolina. "I can say t < ) him , " said Mr.
Hill , "that I am a democrat , but not a
goldbug. " A donumstra-Vlbn broke forth und
lasted half a minute. . South Carolina ,
with all Us power , proceeded Mr. Hill ,
could not drive him out of .Iho democratic
party. Ho came hero on a mission to unite ,
not to divide , to build up .and not to de
stroy , to plan for victory , not to plot for
defeat. Mr. Hill's speech In full follows :
Mr. Chairman and Gentlemen of the Con
vention : I don't know that It Is necessary
that 1 should reply to thu senator from
South Carolina ( Tlllman ) , und I trust that
In any reply i may liiHko I shall not fall
to accord to him my prpfouiui rctpect. I
would say at the outxet I am u democrat ,
but I urn not a revolutionist. I will say
further , that no matter what the provoca
tion , you cannot drive mo out of thu demo
cratic party Without Intcndlnt ; to pe-
Inlly reply to the remarks of the dltUln-
gulshed senator frpm South Carolina , I will
only nay that It was u was to of tlmo on his
part to asHiinui that wo were so Ignorant aw
not to know that It was his state that at
tempted to break up the democratic party
in 1MV ) . nut that 'party has survived : ihe
attempts of every uvctlon of thu country
to divide or distract It ; It lives today , and
I hope It will long1 survive. ( Great ap
plause. )
My minion hero today la tn unite , not
to divide , to build up , not to destroy ( loud
and continued npplnunO : to plnn for victory
mid not to plot for defeat ( continued np-
( Continued on Second PageJ
Bryan's ' Oratory Kolls in a Conquering Wave
Across the llnll ,
Stampede for n Moment ,
mill theIloiiiii for UK * .Ncliri
'M < ui Knrtiilitiiltlc 1'ro-
IMirtloiiH at ( liic-e.
( Special Telegram. ) Nehrnskn wns today
the central figure In the national demo
cratic convention. Fanned by the flames ot
his llowcry oratory , Hryan stock rose like
mercury In a thermometer exposed to the
heat of n summer sun. For n while this
afternoon It looked ns though it would
burst the tube and carry the presidential
nomination for Ilrynn by ncclnmntlon with
It. Having for two dnys carefully avoided
showing himself before tlio convention , al
though several times called for , the ap
pearance of the Nebrnskn orator , In defense
of the platform , was the signal for an ovn-
tlon lasting fully five minutes.
At the close of his speech the nndlcnco
and dclcgntcs went llternlly wild , and for
fifteen minutes howled themselves honrse.
Had not an adjournment been forced im
mediately on ndoptlon of the platform ,
nothing apparently could have prevented a
landslide. As It was , before the npplnuso
had died out , Alabama and Georgia bad
caucused In their scats and agreed to vote
for Bryan and a number of other delegates
did likewise.
As for the speech it was characteristic of
Hryan. It was not what ho said , but the
way ho said It. Ho started out with hla
time-worn exordium about being clad In
the armor of truth and fighting In the
cause of righteousness. Not n fact nor a
figure , merely n collection of well turned
phrases , apt quotations and polished similes.
But they came at the opportune moment
and caught the crowd.
The Nebraska delegates were naturally
aroused to the pitch of Intense excitement
over the day's events. They had ever since
their arrival been doing quiet work for
the Ilryan boom , and were surprised at
what they had accomplished. They , how
ever , had no organized system of opera
tions , and up to the roll call could not say
with deflnltencss what strength they ex
pected Bryan to show. It was originally
the Intention not to have his name formally
presented , but George Fred Williams to
night announced his purpose to nominate
him , only to have Georgia snatch that priv
ilege from him for Colonel T. Lewis and
force Williams to content himself with n
seconding speech.
When Mr. Lewis proclaimed the name of
Bryan Its reception was al'aost Indescrib
able. The applause , hat tossing and um
brella waving , however , was confined largely
to the galleries. The Bryan banner wns
brought out and carried around the hall ,
preceded by the Georgia state standard , but
the other stnndnrds which Joined the pro
cession were : Nebraska. North Carolina ,
Louisiana , Michigan , South Dakota and the
District of Columbia. .Mr. Ilryan purposely
remained in town. Hint Nebraska's entire
sixteen votes might go to him. Mrs. Bryan
viewed the spectacle from the gallery
Colonel .Ton CM of ( ho I'oM-DUparfeli
Wrote tlio lrlncliiil IMiuilju.
CHICAGO , July 9. The platform of the
democratic convention which was tele
graphed from Chicago on Tuesday night
exclusively by the Associated press and
which was reported ' today with a few
amendments by the committee on resolu
tions has no such cloud of rival claim
ants to Its authorship and Inspiration as
surrounded the making of the platform at
St. Louis , which was really the main Issue
of the republican convention. One man
may be , to all practical purposes , credited
with the authorship of the democratic plat
form. Thls honor belongs to Colonel
Charles II. Jones , publisher of the St. Louis
Post-Dispatch. Colonel Jones wrote the first
draft of the declaration of principles which
will doubtless be promulgated to the coun
try by this convention. The document was
arranged and worded by him nfter n con-
sultntlon with Senators Cockrell and Vest
and other leaders , und his draft was adopted
by the committee on resolutions after three
minor planks had been ndded nnd some
changes made In the wording , , which did
not affect the principles or spirit of Colonel
Jones' work. The most vltnl plank of the
democratic declaration that dealing with
the financial question and outlining with
considerable detail the articles of faith held
by the silver leaders was almost entirely
the product of the St. Louis editor's pen.
Ho also crystallized into verbal form the
other points of the party creed , foremost
among which Is the tariff and Income tax
plank , and those of lesser Importance ,
planks relating to federal Interference In
state affairs , the denunciation of repub
lican congresses , the civil service plank
and the declaration against third terms for
The plank ngalnst the Pacific railroads
funding bill was first suggested by the
state democratic convention of California ,
which Instructed the state delegates to
propose such a plank to the convention.
Kx-Congressman Camlncttl nnd Congress
man Magulro of California made a canvass
of the committee on resolutions In behalf
of the position and Senator White , who
was a member of the committee , succeeded
In prevailing upon It to pledge the party
lo the policy of opposition to the funding
Senntor Vest of Missouri drew up the
plank on pensions.
The expression of sympathy with the Cu
ban revolutionists In the platform was first
brought forward In the form of a plank
written by Mr. James Creelmnn , tie ) news
paper correspondent , but Congressman
Sulzcr ot New York modified the statement
to meet the view of the leaders.
So far as the much discussed suggestion
of a platform of ono plank declaring for free
coinage at 1C to 1 goes. It wns never
seriously entertained by the committee on
resolutions. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
iiotcis : TIM : sn.vim SIK.V.
lorvu I'liNliuiiNti-r Di-i-lnri-N ( hut Tlielr
311-tliiHlH ArtHull. .
CRDAIl HAl'IDS , la. , July 9. ( Special
Telegram. ) Alexander Charles , postmaster
of the city , and ono of the most ardent ad
ministration democrats In the state , re
turned home tonight from Chicago. Ho de
nounces In unmeasured terms the action cf
the sliver combine In unseating the Michi
gan gold men , pronouncing It to be n piece
of villainy , tuch as never before has been
perpetrated. Ho says that the Boles r.-i.n-
agers have need insulting and senseless
methods , and believes within fifteen days
steps will bo taken to call another conven
tion , and place a sound money candidate , ui
a sound money platform , In the field.
Tlllltll UII.VO.MINATKS III3M > iii.SO.\ .
SiMMirc * tin * Honor AVI I lion * Much
Illlllfiill ) ,
WATERLOO , la. , July 9. ( Special Tele
gram. ) Congressman D , II. Henderson of
Dubmiuo was rcnomlnated by acclamation
at the Third district republican congres
sional convention , held here today. Tlio
convention was an enthusiastic affair. There
were 1,000 visitors in the city. Henderson
made a strong speech when brought Into
the convention by the notification commit
tee , Ho declared the tariff the leading Is
sue , and said tlio democratic party Is try
ing to avoid It by raising the cry of silver.
Henderson afterward met General Gordon
at the Cliautaun.ua park , and made a short
stirring speech of welcome-
XIMV York llrlrKiitloti Appoint * n Coni-
lillKcc of Six < < > Act for II.
CHICAGO , July 9. Horrlcd meetings of
all the gold state delegations were called
as soon as the convention adjourned this
nftcrnoon nnd the New York contingent
went to a nearby club and begnn work Im
mediately. They were not In an amiable
mood nt nil , nnd the tnlk of bolting the
convention entirely wns very loud. Con
gressman Trnccy said ho would not go back ,
as did also Gcncrnl Frederick llnrtlett.
Ex-Governor Flower called the meeting to
order and Senator Hill took the floor. He
snld very little , but It was pointed. He
believed the convention violated the estab
lished principles of democracy In mnny
moro places than the mere adoption of n
platform. To support a candidate on such
n platform would mean virtual agreement
with It. He did not believe It was policy
at present to so far act ns to give It nn
endorsement. His remarks were received
with applause. He was followed by Colonel
J. H. Fellows , who was very bitter In his
remarks. "Theic Is not one lota ot de
mocracy In such n platform , " he declared.
"It Is n tissue ot popullstlc and anarchistic
notions compiled by men who have no rlalm
to recognition as statesmen or even poli
ticians , but who are frenzied fanatics. 1
cannot ECC how I can support such a pint-
form or nny person placed upon It. "
Mr. Whitney said he had visited several
delegations of gold states and found their
temper such that they would follow New
York's lead. Ho was personally not averse
to Icnvlng the convention , but he would
not like to have It said that New York
led such a revolt. He wns tn favor of rc-
mnlnlng In the convention , but not taking
part In the election of a candidate nnd
urged with Senator Hill the appointment
of n committee ot five to arrange with the
other gold states n plan of action.
The temper of the meeting was shown
when Congressman Sulzcr arose to speak.
Ho advocated that the delegation , ns good
democrats , should stay In the convention
nnd take part In Its proceedings. Ho be
lieved that the majority rule had always
been looked up to in the party nnd It
should not now be disregarded. At this
Juncture somebody said : "Do you mean that
wo should vote for this silver platform ? "
"Ves , " said he , "and work for It. "
"Shame ! Shame ! " were the cries , and the
speaker was cried down.
Judge Cluto of Albany , an alternate for
Erastus Corning , showed decided silver pro
clivities and ho also was shoVu no sym
pathy. Senator Thomas F. Grady was al
most violent In his denunciation ot what
ho described ns the outrage perpetrated
on the convention and democrats by the
silver men. Ho said he was very much In
favor of repudiating democracy , but that he
did know that this was not true democracy ,
but fanaticism.
Do Lanccy Nlcoll ended a brief but bitter
talk with these words : "I am a democrat ,
but I cannot support this platform and
will not vote for a candidate named upon
It. "
Governor Flower made the warmest
speech of the evening and Whitney nnd
Hill had all they could do to prevent n
bolt resolution being put through nt once.
Ho said the platform was "n crazy quilt
of currency" nnd the "work of Incompetent
nnd brnlnlcss fools. " He denounced men
of Altgcld's nnd Tillmnn's stamp as "mis
chief breeders" and "schemers to ruin the
democracy" nnd then he closed by saying :
"I will never cast my vote for such n
ticket or Its representatives. J am n demo
crat and this platform Is not democratic. "
Governor Flower then read a telegraphic
extract from the Brooklyn Eagle ( demo
cratic ) 6'f" tonight , advocating a bolt. Part
of It read ns follows :
We have no fenr that the sound money
men will acquiesce In n free silver platform ,
a ticket of repudiation , nnd if nnnrchy be
trampling out sound money delegates In
the convention n bolt Is Inevitable. A domo-
erntlc ticket for which democrats can vote
IH becoming a necessity. It will be supplied.
The anarchists , the populists , the commun
ists ) and the nihilists who are controlling
this convention will never control this coun
try ; they will never control the democratic
Senator Hill interposed and offered this
resolution :
That a committee of six bo nppolntrd to
visit other stnto delegations Instructed for
gold nnd urge upon them the necessity for
refraining from action and that this com
mittee act both In the convention nnd here
after for the New York delegation.
It was adopted nnd the chair appointed
Senator Hill , William C. Whitney , James
W. Illncklcy , Hoswcll 1' . Flower. Frederic
H. Coudert and William F. Shcehan.
The meeting then adjourned , It being
the sense of the members that New York's
vote was not to be cast for n presidential
or other candidate nominated by this con
After the adjournment of the convention
the Wisconsin delegation held a meeting
and determined that the vote of that state
should not bo cast for n presidential candi
date on the platform adopted today. General -
oral Brngg will announce this decision from
the speaker's rtand. The Wisconsin delega
tion Is instructed to act as a majority
shall determine on this question. The poll
was 20 yeas to 4 nays.
XIMV NnHoiiiil Hank I'liinU anil He
IIulniiH Iillu-rty DcL-llirilHon.
CHICAGO , July ! ) . The committee on
resolutions held a brief meeting this morn
ing and agreed upon several amendments to
the platform , the most Important of which
was the following substitute for the plank
on bank issues :
Congress alonn has power to coin and
IPSUO money , nnd President JaekBon de
clared that this power could not be dole-
eiitcd to corporations or to Individuals.
We , therefore , denounce the Issuanceof
note * nu money by national hanks us In de
rogation of the constitution , and wo de
mand that all paper which hi made legal
tender for public and private dclitH , or
which IH receivable for dues to the United
StateH shall be Issued by the government of
the United States , und shall bf redeemable
In coin.
At the suggestion ot Senator Walsh and
Delegate Dwycr , the new conunlUeeman
from California , seconded by Mr. Holman of
Maine , the following was added lo the pream
ble :
The constitution of the United States
gimrantpf.s to every citizen the lights of
civil and religious liberty. The democratic
parly bun always been the exponent of
political liberty and rullRlnim freedom , und
It renews Its obligations and icalllrnin Its
devotion to these fundamental principles
of the constitution.
Additions were nlso mnde declaring for
arbitration and making the labor plank
more explicit. _
iitiiS ; A HIH'XIl MO.MJY 'J'lflCnT.
Brooklyn HiiKli- Voice * ( lie St-iitliiH-nl
of Miuty HiiNli-rii DniiioeralN.
BROOKLYN , July 'J. Till * evening's
Brooklyn Eagle , democrat , under the head
line , "For Country and for Hlght , " in dou
ble leads and long primer type , leads Its
editorial page with these words :
Whether the Bound money delegations as
n whole bolt or not there will lie Kounil
money men In the cant \vhri will walk out
of It , leaving it to Impersonate itw own
anarchy and to rear lt own repudiation.
Tlii-ro are nlso many other democrats who
will support neither anarchy or repudia
tion , and theao men , being democrats ,
should not be required to support repub
licanism , nor should they lie forced not to
volu at all. For them should be provided
an honoHt money democratic national plat
form ami national ticket. In th ( > provision
of thin , thu Independent democrats of this
Htato nhoulcl lead off , lu-ndcd by ihoxu of
KlngM and Now York counties. Wo coun
sel an Instant realization of this need and
prompt meeting of this duty. The rciiulslte
movement will grow n It goes. The honor
of at once Initiating It IH to bo coveltd as
u present obligation and lasting Olftlnctlun ,
Cnriliit'r .Succeed * Xori'lM.
CHICAGO , July 9. Lawrence Uardncr of
Washington , D. C. , was chosen a member of
the national committee nt a caucus o ! the
District of Columbia delegation todny , to
succeed James L. Norrle. The vote un
" < iuer , 4 ; Norrls , 1 ; K. T. Jordan , 1.
Dologatioiis Fall Over Each Other to Got
Onto the Band Wngon.
Nebraska Mnn Congratulated by Delegates
from All Sections.
His Nomination is Predicted by Many of
of the Knowing Ones.
AltucliI llnlilN Out for n Mimit < ti < , lint
Soon ( ilvt'H In , Sitylnu : ttio
Slieeoli'nri ( CrrnlVMt
1-3 vi" I.Made. .
CHICAGO , July 0. Mr. Ilrynn held a lovca
nt his place 011 the convention lloor lhla
afternoon , delegates from nil parts of the
country offering their congratulations oa
his great oratorical cITort. Included tn his
cnllcra wore members of the notification
committee from several states , who , In ad
vance of his possible nomination formally
notified him of that event. Mr. Ilryan , who
has hitherto been positive In his declination
to permit himself to be formally placed In
nomination , said after taking his seat that
ho would defer to the wishes of his friends
In the matter. ' The chairmen of several
state delegations that have boon heretofore
counted for other candidates personally as
sured Mr. Bryan of their support.
The Ilrynn wave swept suddenly over the
convention , and It Is the belief of some of
the leaders that It nmrUs the beginning of a
possible spontaneous movement which mar
lend to the nomination of tin ? Nebraska man.
The Georgia delegation has decided to cast
her twenty-six votes for Ilryan. A hasty
canvass of the Louisiana delegation shows
fifteen for Uryan and one against , but
under the unit rule , the sixteen Louisiana
delegates will RO for Ilryan. The twelve
votes from West Virginia will go for llryah.
C. S. Thomas , chairman of the Col
orado delegation , said If a vote Is
taken Ilryan will bo nominated. The
Iowa contingent Is standing by Holes , but
a movement Is on foot to swing the Holes
strength to Ilryan. Florida will glvo him
two votes and possibly more. Arizona will
stand by Illnnd , but In case of a break , will
go to Hrynn.
It was rumored that eighteen mombora
of the Ohio delegation had united In nn ap
peal to .Mr. John H. McLean to withdraw
his name and allow the vote to go for Ilrynn.
This was denied by the Ohio delegation nml
Mr. McLean also denied It. .
North Carolina will probably cast her solid
vote for Ilryan , and North Dakota Is very
much Inclined to favor him , though the
sentiment In the latter stnto Is divided
between him and Holes , Kentucky an
nounces that It will utaiul by Blackburn to ,
the last.
The movement Is toward Ilrynn for first
nlnco and Slbley of Pennsylvania for second.
The plans for bringing Ilryan forward
with n rush after his speech appear
to have been well laid. Oovernor
Culbcrson says that Texas stands firm
for lllaml , but In the event of another
Teas ; caucus lie thinks Ilryan would com
mand a majority. Three of the Wyoming
delegates arc for Hrynn nml the entire dele
gation may be swung for him. One of the
California delegates nays the Ilryan move
ment may tend to give that state's votes to
the Nebraska candidate nfter the compli
mentary vote to Senator White. South
Carolina will cast eighteen votes for Tlllman
on the first ballot and will then go to Ilryan.
Maryland and North Dakota also bhow evi
dences of a tendency to Ilryan. The JIls-
nlsslppl delegation has decided to cast Its
eighteen votes for Ilryan. A paper was cir
culated after the Bryan speech and nil hut
two of the Mississippi delegates signed It ,
agreeing to vote for Ilryan. Under the unit
rule ho will get the eighteen votes of Mis
sissippi. Senator Money of Mississippi says
that In his opinion Bryan will bo the nom
inee. While the Alabama delegation has
agreed to vote for Ilrynn , the lenders In his
Interest nre apprehensive that they will not
bo able to hold them to their pledge It the
ballot la long postponed. The feel
ing In South Dakota is very friendly to
Mr. Bryan and It Is probable that ho will BO-
eure five of the eight votes. South Carolina ,
Virginia nml Tennessee arc undecided so
far , no polls having been mndo of the dele
If. M. Hoydston , the nllcrnatc-at-largo otj
the Nebraska delegation , Is for Bryan , but
the Nebraska delegation , Is for Bryan.
Ho Rays the Bryan movement Is wholly
spontaneous , and has como so quickly ns
to take the Nebraska delegation wholly
unawares. IIo regards the nomination ot
Mr. Ilryan as assured , and nnys that Illi
nois will como to him after dlclmrglng her
duty to Itland.
David Ovcrmeyer of Kansas says the
Bryan wave Is the result of the enthusiasm
evoked by Bryan's speech , and ho thinks
calmness will bo restored and the effect of
the movement counteracted.
When In the uproar the procession of
banners bearing the names of the different
states wus Ftnrtcd there was a rush of No-
braskn men for the Illinois delegation. The
Illinois r.tnndnrd was torn loose , and a del
egate ) started elf with It. Before he had
got ten foot Oovernor Altgcld saw him and
ordercil the standard brought back. "You
cnnnot Ktnmpcdu us , " ho coolly Bald ; "we
have declared for Bland. "
The banner was replaced. A moment
later the banner of Missouri appeared In
the line. "Now you can takn It , " said the
governor. "Missouri Is In the line , and I
guess we cannot ulford not to Join , " Then ,
turning to the delegates who surrounded
him , he hald : "That was the greatest speech
over made. I had rather ho nblo , to mnko
that speech than bo president. Common
men are sometimes made piesldcnts , but It
lakes talent n-.id brains to talk like that , "
Senator Dn-.ilel says that , considering the
occasion and thn clrcumslanccs. Mr , Bryan's
speech was the greatest effort he over lis
tened to. IIo believes Hryan will ho the
nominee. Virginia , ho saya , will probably
cast six votes for him.
Hole * nl Ills Home Ilei-i-lvliiu ; ( lie Con-
veiitliinIMH ,
WATERLOO , la , , July 9. ( Special Tclo-
gram.-Hx-Govcrnor ) Holts spent tbo day
and evening receiving the convention news.
Tonight when IIOWB of the Bryan demonstra
tion came ho Bald : "They are trying to
stampede the convention for Bryan and It
looks us If they were to succeed. " Ho also
observed that Bryan's strength taken from
Bland was remarkable. He added : "Bryan
would have a big vote In thin state. The
only thing against him Is his age. He Is
but 3G , ono year beyond the constitutional
requirement. This division of strength will
nt leant make more than oiiu ballot neces
sary. "
After the Hryan demonstration , " added
Mr. Holes , "there will probably not bo much
nolso about the other nominations. " The
reporter suggested something about Iowa's
candidate. In response Holes saldi "Oh , wo
have nothing now but our own stale and
posithly a few scattering delegates. We did
have half a dozen or moro of the southern
H'att-s uith UK until the break our delegation
madu on the vote for temporary clialnua'ju
Timt was dt < : Hc-Hy dhwttroub , "

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