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future Attitude of tlio Eastern Men is
Matter for Speculation ,
Anti-Bilvcrites Decline to Vote for th
Oonvontion's Candidate ,
Sound Money Delegates Are Undecided i
to TLeir Program.
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Surprint * ) * Illn PrlcmlN by Announc
ing ( hut He IH for tlit * I'liit-
Coriu ami for UKoiutiioo. .
. CHICAGO , July 10. There was constcrn
tlon supreme in Ilia gold ranks early tli
marnlnu when It was learned that Scnat
Hill was not going lo bo present and t
Now Yorkers were furious over the matte
The reason given for his absunco was I
"Then ho emght to como on n bed , " tu
Lieutenant Governor Shcchan.
"Hill should be sent for at once , " sa
Senator Carter. "If wo are going to ha
m bolt let's have It , but don't let us ha
a semblance ot such a thing and sit he
like fools. "
this morning w
, The gold situation
touching and exciting. The annojncemo
Pennsylvania w
that Governor Paulson
ticket caused the fii
for the platform and
divisional discussion. Then Hill's absen
tliero cai
and finally
created a furore ,
swooping rumors that there would bo a m
and a ge
convention , a gold
ticket. This latter statement found ma
that a
upholders , but It was
direction Immediately was
In that
Impossibility In view ot the action Ink
conference on Friday
at the gold
William C. Whitney voiced the
"We have already tak
In this way :
toward the accomplishment
means end. Wo shall know In thirty days ji
what the people want us to do , and we sh
do U. "
"Will tbctc bo a gold ticket
the action of a co
"That depends upon
mltteo already appointed. Our meeting p :
committee of one from each gestate
vlded for a
his return
state who should , upon
pulse of his people and report
feel the
Gray of Delaware his findings. Us !
will come tc
basis we
findings as a
these of puttl
conclusion as to the advisability
. 1
democratic platform.
ticket and a
up a to take this view
stairs seem
other gold
to bo
trend appears
the present
It , but . "
ticket and platform.
favor ot a new
the great
absence of Hill caused
Hlnkloy ot the New Yt
furore. Chairman
delegation brought the first
Hill woi
the convention hall that Senator
not attend and It sent consternation amo
Nlcolls a
. Delancy
New York men.
Francis the Bartlctt of New York sought to fi
Perry Bclmont In order that they might
leader and ho Is i
"Hill was to be our
to lead , " said Mr. Bartlett excitedly.
hero " said 3
"If Hill leaves we all leave ,
Governor Flower In a c <
Nlcolls ,
as to what should bo done. 3
Hlnkley forcneo had Just como from Mr. Hill a
after whispering to the delegates spc
for publication.
guardedly " ho said. "It 1
tired ,
"Mr. lllll la very
severe strain on him the conventli
been a
and t
committee on resolutions on
sick but he has concluil
" * " < floor. He is not , "
to remain away from the hall ,
When Mr. Hlnkley was asked if this coi
' fn
bo taken for the senator's withdrawal
the convention he paused and said he coi
add nothing further.
" do
"Whatever wo
Mr. Baitlctt said :
shall never support the platform or t
ticket. They seek to commit the democra
to anarchy. I cannot say whctl
party ticket put
there Will bo an Independent
of McKlnloy or a ullc
field , support
non-partlclpatton In the campaign. All tl
Is settled thus far Is that the platform a
the ticket cannot be supported by myself a
many others. "
When Lieutenant Governor Sheehan i
rived at the convention hall ho waa grca
surprised at the news of Hill's absen
'A nice position wo are put In , " he sa
"There should bo a committee tent down
him at once. lie should not refuse to eoi
unless ho Is seriously 111 and then he bhoi
send his excuses. Wo have begun to fie
on a certain line and should keep U up. "
Several members went down town ng.i
to see Mr. Hill and In tlio meantime t
New York delegation sat disgruntled a
without n leader. It soon developed tl
General Charles Tracey of the Albany dlstr
had quit the convention and would leave I
home. Ho said : "I do tint think more th
twenty-two out of the seventy-two New Yc
delegates will support the democratic pi
form and ticket. Tliero are only three
four Tummany and two or three from t
Interior who are for It. I do nol believe
acquiescing even to the extent of slttl
silently lu the convention. o I withdraw n
go home. My alternulo 1s not hero and
will give no proxy , so that my vote Is wll
| | drawn entirely. "
The sentiment Is not confined to the Ne
i York delegation and It soon lircnmo evlde
that a movement was crystallizing for
Independent ticket. The feeling for tl
move was freely voiced In the loading eas
cm delegations. Mr. O'SuIllvan ot t
Mnssarhubolts delepallon said with reft
encrj to his statement during the first n
call , In regard to Iho nbfcnru of the elm
man and vice chairman of the > delcgatl
from that stale , that he did not know wh
their actual plans were , but that the
were signs of disintegration of the Muss
chiiRctts gold forces and tlmt IIP was anxio
to have the record before they could rctut
The delegation decided late last night
cast twcnly-ECven votes for PatlUou.
W. Cramer of the Vermont de-logatd
authorized the statement : "I shall holt t
ticket here and at the polls. When Iho Vc
mont delegation Is polled five will bolt ai
three will vote. "
( "It Is my earnest hope that a dcmoeral
ticket shall bo put In thu field. "
The some sentiment for an Indcpendc
ticket wan not manifest In the New Ham
ehtro delegation. Delegate IJoylu staled th
lie found hlnifelf almost alone In combattli
the move for Independent action , Ono-lii
of the New Hampshire ) delegates , ho sal
had announced tholr purpose not to suimc
the ticket ami were urging tlmt steps
taken for Independent acllun. i
In the middle cast , New Jersey and Del
ware showed the same feeling , Fenat
"Wlnton of the New Jersey delegation sal
"The populists have made Iho platform ai
will name the tlckiH , now they must elect
No democrat ran support the ticket , nor ei
lie support McKluloy. The sentiment lu V ,
delegation Indicates that ( ho name slle
non-part Ulpallon will occur cvhvn Hera
OrceileyM nomlnaled and 12.00(1 ( New Jc
y domocrali stayed away from the rol
Jx > civl county and city tickets will be vet <
nel the national ticket let alone
iTi'e.inlawar ' ? delation It divided , b
WHU tba exception of ono silver delegate , t !
eU enVU troi 8'y ' tor an Independent tleke
Tne Connecticut men have had no caue :
tjpon the situation , but the couscusus
? ln the dc > atlon seems to bei th
eunll pUy a passive part h r ! 'ter . -
hold aloof from voting. A canvass of tli
delegates elicited no other sentiment , In
Mr. Lymlo Harris , a member of the dclcgi
tlon , said : "Tho democracy of Connectlci
Instructed Us representatives to vote agalni
a platform embodying the free coinage i
silver. Since the majority of this convci
tlon has committed the party to a new crct
embracing all the doctrines of the pbpullsi
and abandoned the historic democratic prli
clplcs I do not see how we ean give the a ]
pearance of acquiescing In the revolution I
taking any part In voting for candidates c
such a platform.
"The course to bo followed by sound mon <
democrats will depend largely upon tl
position Mr. McKlnley may take In his le
tor of acceptance. If ho and Mr. Hanna pc
slst In putting protection to the front at
standing upon that as the only Issue It
hard to see how eastern democrats can su
port him. If they will recognize the fa
that the financial question Is the main ai
only Issue In the campaign our posltli
may be different. "
Senator Gray of Delaware Is at the head
the committee appointed some days ag
with representatives of ono from each go
Rtatu. to ascertain the sentiment of tl
people on their return home on the ndvl
ability of holding a separate convention ai
naming a new ticket and platform. Th
commute * ! was ordered not to report befo
the populist convention at St. Louis , tl
understanding being that If an Indcpendc
convention Is called. It Is to bo dcslgnati
as the real democratic convention , while tl
one about to bo held , at St. Louis will 1
classed together wltli this one as a popull
General Ilragg ot Wisconsin , who la
night declared Wisconsin would be flghtli
for another candidate under a different ha
ner this fall , declined to say anything furth
today. The gold standard delegates a
much Incensed at Pattson's ( declaration th
he will support the ticket chosen at Chlcar
National Chairman Harrlty declined to c
press any opinion further than to say th
ho believed the utterances of Governor Pat
son would bring down upon his head t
condemnation of the gold standard papers
the whole country.
Senator Gray , chairman of the commltt
which Is to report on the sentiment for I
dependent action , says the silence of ma
delegations on the balloting and expresslo
of the eastern press and the public she
plainly what the drift of sentiment Is. 1
will not express his personal views as to t
dependent action and says thus far no dc
nltc program has been proposed.
Senator David It. Hill and William
Whitney left Chicago at E:30 : this afterno
for home. Governor Flower and a lai
number of Now York delegates rcmalr
to attend the convention tonight. Sena' '
Hill was asked If ho had anything to t
and he replied : "I was a democrat befi
the convention ; t am a democrat stll
Senator Hill said that his absence from I
convention today could not be ascribed
mean that ho bolted the convention.
AimnuiiroN ( lint Hi- Will I'nilor No < "l
ClllllMllllK'CN Itllll filllt < ' -l llMtlllll. !
CHICAGO , July 10. Mr. Bryan receh
the news of his nomination with all t
composure and calmness of a man who li
been used to such things during a low
llfo than his. His handsome black ci
were , perhaps , slightly more dilated th
ordinarily when the Associated press b
letln carrying the nomination message v
handed to him , but otherwise ho ma
Tested no change of countenance or maim
Ho was at the time sitting chatting with t
newspaper friends lu his parlor at t
Clifton house.
"If , " he said , "this Is true I want to
that which I have for some time had
contemplation in this emergency. "
He then turned ttf the parlor table n
with a load pencil wrote , on a scrap
soft paper supplied by ono of the ncwspai
visitors , the following :
To the American People : In order tl
I iiiuv have no ambition but to dlschni
faithfully the duties of the olllce , I ile
to nnnounce that. If elected president ,
Bhill under no circumstances be n can
iluto for re-election. W. J. BIIYAI >
Before ho could complete this work
number of persons desiring to extend ci
grutulatlons had arrived , but ho excus
himself to them until ho could finish t
message. He then shook hands cordla
with all present and Immediately hurr
away to the barber shop to be shaved. 1
news In the meantime had become g <
orally known , and the rather constrlcl
lobby of the Clifton house was complet
filled by the time the harbor had allow
his distinguished customer to leave I
tonsorlal chair.
There were loud cheers and calls for
speech when ho appeared In the corrl (
of the hotel. Taking a stand on the sta
way , Mr. Ilryan said.
My friends , I assure you I nm extrenn
grateful for the great compliment whlcl
am nssured has been pnld me by the t
tloiuil convention , It , of course , remnl
to bo seen whether the nomination Is
wise one or not. For my part , I do i
know. This will , of course , bo duterinln
by the cuntext ; which will bo decided
the polls next November , when It will
known not only whether I shall bo elect
or dcfontt'il , but Immeasurably inoro I
portunt than that , whether the cause
silver shall lose or win. I will only n
thnt I hope those who accept the views
the democratic ; platform which was yi
terday adopted will lese no opportunity
Inlliienco the result In the Interest of t
doctrines there inculcated. I thank you 1
thw unanimity of your endorsement.
The brief speech was received with
loud and generous burst of applause and
demand for an opportunity to shake ban
with the new candidate. An Impromr
reception followed for about twenty rulnul
ut the foot of the stairway.
The reception concluded , Mr. Bryan i
turned to his private room , where he si
lo an Associated press reporter :
There Is nothing I onro to nay moro th
I have wild In the brief statement I hu
given out In regard to n second term ,
limy add In explanation of this Htutenu
thnt It was not the result of a sudden I
pulse , for I have had In mind the proprk
of making such nn announcement v\
Flnco I have regarded this nomination at
probability. I believe it to bo n good pr ]
elple. The presidency Is the highest lion
thnt can ho bestowed by tills country up
n hummi being and the power of the <
lire Is so great that there oiiKht to bo
temptation to tbo man occupying the <
llro to use It for bin own advancement.
My declaration Is not unprecedented. A
Cleri'lnia ] , In bis llrst letter of aeceptam
s < > t forth the obleetlons to a second tci
In language so forcible thnt It cannot
MirpatSHCil. I'rcKldcint Hayes advocated i
amendment to the constitution malcl
holders of the presidential ollleo InelUII
for rei-edectlon and a similar amendmi1
wan suggested iy Andrew Jackson.
I desire also to express my ile-ep n
preclutlou for the kindness shown mo
other candidates and their frlcnil . and nl
to nay that I ponnldi-r my nomination
duo to the peculiar circumstances whl
surround this campaign and not to a
superior merit of my own. In fact , had t
convention considered who was most i
servlnjr , the honor would have fallen up
I can only odd that I so highly npprcrln
the responsibility Imposed l > y the noniln
tlon that I have avoided making a
pledges to any person.
Mr. Bryan said , In reply to questions , th
he had not cnly made no plans for t
campaign , bill that ho had not even dett
mliii'i ! when he would return to his hot
In Nebraska , When asked If he wou
make any speeches during thu campaign ,
replied ho had had no opportunity to r.c
aider what hu would do , and could not say.
While he was dictating the above stat
inent , messages were arriving ovcry fe
minutes bearing words of congratulation AI
assurances of support. HU Immediate *
tentlon was called to * but few of them , b
ho appeared very much interested In i
that were mid to him. expressing esped
gratification at a brief message from li
old pastor ,
Since bis arrlvnl in the city , which w
some four days ago , Mr , Bryan ha * , with li
wife , occupied % quiet apartment at tl
Clifton house. He received the news of li
nomination while fclttlUK In bU bedroom ,
I'h.imbrr ol'out sixteen feet square , and c
tlrcly barren of any decoration , the furr
turo cor sitting of a bed , a wardrobe , dress
( Voillaucd on Sec-cud Pace. )
Nomination of Bryan nt Chicago Enthuse
His Admirers ,
CroTYiln Wntcli tinllullctlii llonril
I in | > n tic ii ( I > All nils' Political O | > -
lionfiitN I'leiiMvil at tti < * ItoeoK-
iilllon of the Stale.
Nebraskans were yesterday enjoying th
novelty ot possessing a full blown prcs !
dcntlal candidate nominated by one ot th
great political parties. All day long th
Interest In the proceedings of the conventlo
at Chicago was great and admirers ot Brya
and each bu
were very much In evidence
letln announcing an advantage for the
favorite was greeted with cheers. Thci
were no such crowds anywhere as are ofte
seen when a great convention Is In progres
but this was largely accounted for by tli
fact that the telegraphic bulletins wei
being received at a much larger number <
places than usual. Kvery window In whlc
they were displayed was the center aroun
which a group of people gathered and u
seemed Impatient to learn something dtl
nltc.When the result ot the final lallot wi
made known n shout went up. The me
sengcr boys spread the news over tl
city In an almost Incredible sheri spa <
of time and as a shout went up It was cv
denco that a new group tm < i received tl
The free silver democrats were not aloi
In the felicitations. There was quite a gei
cral expression among the republicans wl
liavo no Intention of voting for the nomlm
of the Chicago convention and would n
have no matter who ho might have bee
that they were glad the state had bee
honored by the selection of one of I
citizens for a presidential nominee. If sui
a tiling was possible that the country ahou
bo afllleted with a free silver , democrat
president they would sooner have It a N
braska man than one from some other stat
As the evening wore on there was st
less of excitement than had character/ ! '
the first receipt of the news and while ever
one was talking of the event of the d :
there wcro no large crowds and no grc
amount of noisy enthusiasm displayed ,
few buildings wcro decorated with buntli
and outside of that there was little to 1
dlcato that anything out of the ordlna
had happened.
The having of n presidential nomln
within Its borders Is such a novelty wl
the people of the state that they do n
go wild and rend the heavens with unearth
noises as do these of states which have lie
through the experience and realize wh
It means In a political way. The leadc
of tbo democracy who nro always depend
upon to take the Initiative lu any demo
stratlon are all out of the city and th
more than anything else tended to ma !
the outbursts of enthuslam ot a sporad
When the excitement Incident to t
nomination had sufilclcntly subsided f
people to begin to talk politics pure ai
simple. It became evident there was a ce
tain element which was not overly wi
pleased. . That was the sound money m
among the democrats. Most of the leade
of that faction are at present In Chlcai
and those who remain are discreetly slle
when asked what they Intend to do. No :
of them wish to he quoted as saying th
they will or will not support the ticket ,
truth they could-not bej.1 quoted , for tin
decline to make any statement. They n
evidently watting for the return of tl
leaders , who are now In Chicago and
touch with others of the same flnancl
views before deciding what they will do.
On the other hand , the frco silver pc
tion of the local democracy are so surprls
at the sudden prominence of their favorl
that they hardly know how to express the
Joy ot the outcome of the convention. Bryi
has been their Idol and their political meter
tor and they firmly believe his politic
&tar Is In the ascendant.
Men of All I'nrtlcM Join In an EI
( InisliiNlIu Outbreak.
LINCOLN , July 10. ( Special. ) News
the nomination of William Jennings Bryi
was received here at 3 o'clock p. m. ai
the whole city exploded In a wild burst
spontaneous enthusiasm. For nn hour pr
vlous the tension had been great , and eve
bulletin received at the headquarters
the local democracy favorable to Mr. Bryi
was greeted with a short yell , followed I
moments of suspense. That this was tl
truth was attested by the palo faces ai
glistening eyes of the dense throng aroui
the bulletin boards. The announccme
that Illinois had thrown Its vote to Bryi
was Immediately followed by the stateme :
long expected , that a nomination had bei
made. Tlif pent-up enthusiasm burst t
Hounds. Yells rout the air from all ov
the city , firecrackers , guns , pistols , canm
and other combustibles were exploded , ha
were thrown Into the air , and thrown uwi
entirely , and democrats grasped the ham
of republicans , republicans returned tl
pressure heartily , and all shouted In unisc
for the pluck and success of the ex-co
gressman from the First district. Since
o'clock yesterday morning the crowd ;
democratic headquarters has constantly I
creased , until at 2 o'clock this aftcrnoc
It packed the street from M to 0 street
representing all parties and shades ot p
lltlcal opinion , The fact that Mr , and Mt
Bryan are In Chicago alone prevented
monster demonstration at the residence
the democratic nominee on I > street. As
was quite a throng went up to the houi
as soon as the news was received and co :
gratulated the children ,
Mr , Bryan is a member of the law fir
of Talbot & Bryan , A. II. Talobt being h
law partner. Mr. Talbot Is a republlcc
and a candidate for state senator on tl
republican ticket. Mr. Bryan was born
the town of Salem , Marlon county. III..Man
19 , 1SCO. He settled In Jacksonville , 11 !
In 1SS3 , and about that time graduated fro
the university at that place , and also fro
the university at Evanston , near Chlcag
In 1 S7 lie paid a vh.lt to Mr. Talbot. wl
was his classmate at college , and the latti
said to htm :
"Ilryan , wUy don't you pull up stakes i
Illinois and como out here and go Into bus
ness with me ? "
"I hud no Idea ho would do It , " coi
Untied Mr. Talbot , "for I had Jocosely BUI
gested to him that ho might run for tl
presidency some day if ho would como ou
but sum enough , In the spring of 1SSS 1
came on , and we formed the partnorsh
ot Talbot , Bryan & Allen. In 1SS9 he ra
for congress In the First district , whtc
then Included Douglas county , and defeatc
Mr. Council. Before his first term was 01
the district was divided , Douglas count
dropped out and Bryan ran for re-olectlc
against Allen W. Field , whom he defeatei
Since then his history Is known to the ei
tire state , "
An the dusk of evening drew on at
working people were released from the
employment the demonstration of the aftc :
noon Increased In Intensity , All the flat
and bunting In the various storeb wei
purchased and never before has the ell
of Lincoln been so gayly decorated , Dozer
of small boys are on the streets 'sclUo
the Bryan handkerchief , a red bandan ,
the idea of which seems to be a Chlcaj
importation. Men and boys are also sellln
Bryan's photographs by the dozen.
Cannons are being tired at regular Inte
valg from the government square and un
verstty grounds , and processions of lean
and carriages pass along the streets wit
placards bearing Iiuge figures ot 1C to
The Nebraska State band Is at tbo demi
rratlc headquarters , and the crowd wbtc
awaited the news of the vice presidential
nomination was fully an largn.
Ilryan Is expected to arrive In Lincoln
Monday , and arrangements are now perfect
ing for a monster ovation' ' to the distin
guished citizen of the town.
The Nebraska frco silver delegation Is
looked tor homo tomorrow evening or Sun
day morning.
The following will be published In tomor
row's papers : "Every citizen ot Lincoln ,
Irrespective of formers political affiliations ,
Interested in the proper reception of our
illustrious townsman , Hon. W. J. Bryan , Is
requested to meet at the Lincoln hotel Sat
urday night at S o'clock to make arrange
ments for his reception on his return home. "
ivltli Much KiitliiiNliiMiti liy
Krt-c Sllvrr fcu-ilc.
PIEUCB , Neb.i July 10. ( Special Tele
gram. ) T'IO ' nomination ot Hon. W. J.
Bryan created much enthusiasm and Jubi
lation among silver democrats here and
preparations are being made for a ratifica
tion meeting some tlmo next week. Gold
democrats are dissatisfied and will vote for
N1OBHAUA , Neb , , July 10. ( Special Tele
gram. ) The town cannon has been booming
since G o'clock. There Is much enthusiasm
fiom democrats and populists.
OGALLALA , Neb. , July 10. ( Special Tclt-
Bryan's Nomination the Resnlt of His
Speech on the Platform ,
lutva , Kal'rrn at I lie Critical Moment ,
but tli < > nianil .Men Iami Ulitlit
Side I'll In the
CHICAGO , July 10. ( Special Telegram. )
It Is Bryan of Nebraska , Bryan talked him
self Into a presidential nomination. About
that there Is no question. Not that the
Bryan boom was a spark ot spontaneous
combustion ; It rested as a carefully laid plan ,
of which the oratorical coup ot yesterday
was the principal architectural feature. For
three days I have been chronicling Its rapid
development , but even the delegates who
made him were , up to tbo last minute , un
aware of Us maturity. I sat with the Ne
braska delegation as- the fateful fifth ballot
William Jennrngs liryan , democracy's
leader In the pending natlonahcampalgn , Is
the youngest man ever nominated for presi
dent of the United- States by a leading
political party. Sixteen months ago his
nomination would bayc been u constitu
tional Impossibility , for ho would have been
under the prescribed limit of 35 years of
age. He was born on' March 10 , ISfiO , In
Salem , Marlon , county111. . , and Is there
fore but a few mouths past 30 years ot age.
His early education Was not neglected , for
the facilities of the public school system
of his native state were. ' open to him as
soon as ho became of school age. Ho at
tended the public scho&ls until 1C years old.
Ho then spent two years In preparatory
work at Whlpple academy at Jacksonville ,
and then began a regularcollegiate , course
at the Illino'u State University. Four years
ho spent In college , entering In 1877 and
graduating as the valedictorian of his class
In 1S81. Two years more ho pursued his
studies at Union Law college at Chicago ,
after which ho entered the olflco of Lyman
Completing his reading of the law ,
Bryan returned to Jacksonville and began
llfo as a lawyer. Hc $ did not , however , re
main long at Jacksonville. Ho came west ,
locating at Lincoln , 'Neb. , In 1887 , where he
again opened a law office.
His career as an attorney at Lincoln had
hardly begun when Mr. Bryan entered on a
political career. InlUJO the Lincoln delega
tion to thu First congressional district con
vention presented his name as a candidate
for congrcfB. At that time ho was compara
tively unknown In democratic circles. The
district was considered hopelessly republican
and the young attorney was given the nomi
nation more for the reason that no other
democrat wanted It than for any other.
The campaign was something of a surprise
to the people of the district. He wrote his
own platform and went Into the canvass
with a demand for frco wool , free lumber ,
frco salt , free sugar , frco Iron ore and frco
coal. Silver cut no figure In the campaign.
Before election day rolled around Bryan's
reputation as an orator had been established.
On election night It was known that ho had
defeated his republican opponent In a dis
trict which two years before had elected
gram , ) Bryan's nomination Is well received
by free silver men of all parties ,
HASTINGS , July 10 , ( Special Telegram. )
The news of Bryan's nomination was re
ceived In this city with the greatest excite
ment that has prevailed here for some time.
Whistles blew , guns cracked , bells were
rung and everybody cheered. Tonight a
grand street parade Is In progress , headed
by the Hastings Military hand and followed
by hundreds of enthusiastic people , whose
yells nearly drown out the band. Fire
works were more numerous than on the
Fourth of July. .
BLOOMINOTON , Neb. , July 10. ( Special
Telegram. ) The democrats , own the town
tonight and are ir.nrchlng through the streets
and feeling highly elated over Bryan's nomi
nation. It meets the approval of the popu
lists , who feel certain thpy will endorse
him In their convention.
I'LATTSMOUTH. Neb. , July 10 , ( Special. )
The news ot the nomination of Bryan
for the presidency was received by the dem
ocrats In this city with uproarious demon
strations ot delight , and the biggest kind
of a reception will be tendered Delegate
Frank Morgan of- this city when he returns.
The democrats and populists liero are Join
ing hands and congratulating one another
and already ono or two I'latumouth men are
figuring on a cabinet position. Colonel
Sherman , Mr. Bryan's cx-prlvato secretary ,
believes that Bryan was born to be the dem
ocratic Moses this year , and compares him
to George Washington and Abraham Lin
coln , as a man born- for certain epochs.
CHILEANS , Neb. , July 10. ( Special Tele
gram. ) There was , a Bryan demonstration
hero tonight. Republicans are yelling
themselves hoarse for McKlnley. Itepuh-
llcans are confident of relc < ! tlng Andrews
and Secretary of State Piper will sweep
the whole Republican valleyHedlund will
add great stren Vn to the whole ticket ,
MacColl has a marvelous following among
the farmers rega'rdtees of politics.
. CENTUAL CITY , Neb. , July 10. ( Special
Telegram. ) The Bryanltes held a "celebra
tion here tonight , They had the band out ,
a bonfire In the public square and anvils
were fired to add to their enthusiasm.
Speeches were made by Wells , Sparks ,
Brown and Barber. Republicans are smil
ing and assert that William will get Ne
braska's electoral vote , but that the Wll-
Haniresldeg _ at Canton , 0. They consld r
( ContTnued on Seond I'age )
a republican over J. Sterling Morton I
3,500 votes. When the returns were all I
It was known that Bryan had been clecti
by a plurality of C.700 votes.
Entering upon his first term In congrc !
Bryan was elevated still higher In tl
ranks of democracy by being named as
member of the committee on ways ai :
moans , to a new member an honor almo
beyond precedent.
On March VI , 1S92 , ho delivered tbo fir
speech In congress that gave him fame i
an orator In national circles. That speei
brought him llrst within the eye of the ei
tire country.
Returning home at the close of the coi
grestdonal session In 1S92 Bryan was r
nominated by his party. Ills second can
paign was not a repetition of his formi
triumph , as it was conducted under altert
conditions. The census of IS'JO had rcsulh
In a reapportlonment of Nebraska's coi
gresslonal districts and Bryan found hlmse
confronted by an almost certain majorli
of 3,500. He also faced two opponents li
stead of one. Ho made an energetic can
palgn and was elected by a bare plurality i
144 votes.
During his second term In congress 1
served on the ways and means commltte *
but It was during this session that he b
came prominently. Identified with the cam
of frco silver coinage. Ills speech again :
the repeal of the silver purchasing clause i
the Sherman act , delivered on August 1
18S3 , added largely to his fame as an orate
In 1894 ho declined to stand a third tin
for congressional honors and has devote
lfs time almost continuously since thnt ye ;
In advancing the cause of the free sllvi
coinage propaganda.
Mr. Bryan's private llfo has boon of
remarkably happy character. His wlf
formerly Miss Mary E. Balrd ot Jacksoi
vlllo , was a graduate of the same colleg
They were classmates for four years an
It was during their collcglato days that tl
friendship began which ended In their In
coming partners for life. Mrs. Bryan
tastes are essentially literary. She Is , more
over , a lawyer , having been regularly ai
milled to the bar ot Nebraska. They ha\
thrco children , ( wo girls and a hey , ar
their homo Is ono of the pleasantest I
Lincoln ,
was taken , keeping count of the neccssar
votes lacking.
Farmer White , who made the nomlnatln
speech for Boles , had said Just before II
convention was called to order that ho wj
au original Bryan man ; that whenever low
could make Bryan he eould have lln vote
When only fourteen of the required fil2 wei
needed , piteous appeals were made for low
to fall Into line , but the Boles men lies
tated. Governor Stone of Missouri Jumpc
Into the breach , withdrew Bland and turnr
his vote o\cr to Bryan. Iowa lost Its oppa
tunlty , although It climbed over the fcn <
after thw gate was open.
The scene Immediately after the nomlm
tlon was both bewildering and fantastl
The delegates and spectators gave free ar.
unlimited coinage to tholr exuberance. /
the head of tlio procession of state standan
was Constantine J Smyth , hearing aloft It
Bryan club banner. The whole Nehrasl
delegation tagged behind , Clmrllo Brow
dancing- along llko a little school boy , ai :
Edgar Howard wearing out hs ) third set i
lungs , Mrs. Bryan , In the gallery , was In
mediately surrounded by congratulatln
friends , but soon slipped away to Join hi
husband In town ,
Bryan , whom I saw Sunday Just after h
arrival In Chicago unwelcomed and alon
heading for the barber shop , was , I ai
told , again In the barber's chair when r
was notified ot his nomination. He Is sal
to have made a little speech through tli
lather on his face and so disconcerted U
barber that another man had to be calk
to complete the Job. I went through wll
the long line that filed past to shako hanc
with the new nominee , In the dingy llttl
rooms that have served at the Nubrask
headquarters. Bryan looked quite ratlona
except that his smllu seemed to exprct
moro self-satisfaction than usual. In tl
parlor that good Nebraska republlcai
Charlie Itlgg of Beatrice , had volunteers
to look after the telegrams and with tl
assistance of another republican. Toi
Benton , to play majordomo f <
the helpless democrats. I ran hastily ov <
the first 200 or 300 telegrams received. Pe
baps a third were from Nebraska , most i
the familiar names being those of demi
cruts , There were a few from repul
llcans and a few from populists , Of court
tbero was one from E. E. Brown of Lli
coin. Another read : "Chicago I moi
Weather I-'orccnut for Nebraska
dentrnllr Tnlrj Southerly Wlmli
1. ( Inlcl Men t.rnvn thn Convention.
tlmr Oamlin llcoelvnd the News ,
Triumph of thn I toy OnUor.
Ilryan of Nrbnului Noinlimteil.
3 , Other I'lirtli' * Mi y Kmlonui llrynn.
Untight * County roiitillot Contention.
lleekcr Spin u Trcuu'iuliniH l'i ec.
4 , Kdllorlnl mill Comment.
C , Onmlm'N V'lglit for tin1 1'mlonvorrrn.
Seimtor Allen on the I'lilltlrnl Outlool
0 , Counell Uluffft l.onil MultrrK.
AfTiilrfliil South Onmlm.
7. Conmicri'litl mid l'ltmticlil : Xe\rn ,
Uit < tinc of I.uM Week HmlrMod.
VI. I'.lks' Contention Coming In 18DH ,
1(1. CliceUIni ; thn K-.IVIICI-K of War.
1'iirty t.ltn-4 In tint Seimt < > ,
11. HUtory of I'lirmiT Tarty lloltn.
lloiiiii In Flying Murliliii't.
I'i. "A Yam Without , a Moral. "
heartily concratulato vou and wl
vote for vou and work for yen
election. James 13. Uoyd. " An
another : "Omaha Accept congratulations i
Republican Bimetallic league. We arc wit
you. D. D. Gregory , president ; H. F. Wl
llams , secretary ; J. I. Gaston. " Anothci
"Watertown , WIs. As your statement
year ago was. you would not vote for
democrat on a gold platform , the gold den
ocrats now refuse to vole for you on
silver platform. A Real Democrat. "
Tonight 1 hexrd Bryan make a spcec
from tlio portico of his hotel In rospons
to n Bland club ccrnnado. He Is trying t
Imltnto Lincoln. He called the crowd "M
dear friends , " "tho great common people ,
said picsidcnts wore only their "llverle
men , " quoted Abraham Lincoln , told
stale story , said there would bo no slg
"keep off the grass" when they came t
see him , and appealed to them to go ahea
and work for his election , and the crow
cheered. Bryan will probably stay her
several days , but most of the Nebrask
delegation and visitors will start homo tc
( ilvc-N Ili-jiili ( lit.UlK'lK'Nl Praise n.s
Strong ( 'and Mill i' . x
WATERLOO , In. , July 10. ( Special Tele
gram. ) When the news of Bryan's nomlnn
tlon reached Governor Boles he expresse
great satisfaction nt the outcome of th
contest. He said : "I consider Bryan th
strongest man that the democrats coul
possibly have nominated ; Ice Is a young nun
thoroughly posted on the topics of the daj
and will stand n better show of carrying th
doubtful states than any other man wh
could have been named. 1 believe he wl
make the race In Iowa a close one. Of th
other doubtful states , such as Indian :
Illinois , Minnesota , Nebraska and Mlchlgai
I believe he Is thu man to carry them. II
will poll a larger vote in tluse than nn
other man that could have been namei
I might have polled as many votes in low
as he , but perhaps no more , and in tli
other statts named he will prove strongei
Ho Is : i young man , but that Is not agalm
hlir. Ho Is able and perfectly capable i
fillftig the ollice.
"Ho will bo able to do more toward unl
Ing the silver forces of the nation than an
other man whose name was presented I
'le convonllou.1'.The populhts v-lUuiuloub ,
edly endorse his nomination , and thus li
crease the chances of success In Novembe
The bimeUilllsts , who meet in state coi
volition at Des Molucs nuxt Tuesday ar
in national convention at St. Louis ou tl
22nd , will also endorse him and give hi :
fnti'usiastie support. "
This afternoon at 3:30 : Mr. Boles wire
the following to Tlr. Bryan.
W. J. Urvnn. Convention Hull. Phlons1
Acci'pt Iowa's iinst henrty congratulation
She will bo with you In November.
M/ . Boles later sent this dispatch :
A. A'riii Wn'M'iien , Palmer House , Ch
CIIKO : Start a boom for Caldwell for vli
pnsldfiU If possible. HOllAOH 15O1ES.
The Now York World wires Boles :
Your ablf and dlgnHic-il canvass nil ml re
hrre , oven among political opponents
LEBANON , Mo. , July 10. Within f\\ \
minutes after the bulletin , announcing Br ;
mi's nomination at Chicago , was postci
Hon. R. P. Bland was receiving condolenci
from bin many friends , with a smile on h
face , which betokened genuine relief rathi
than disappointment. In conversation wll
the Associated press representative 1
strongly endorsed Mr. Bryan , both as
statesman and a silver man , and declare
his entire satisfaction with the result of tl
convention's work. Ho knows nothing i
yet concerning the Influences tlmt contrll
t' ' < " 1 to his defeat , nor docs ho appear i
care.Mr. . Bland added the following :
"The nominee of the convention Is a vei
able and worthy man. He Is fully Informi
on the silver question and his wholu hca
and soul are In the cause. All of his byi
pathles arc with the people. If ho Is eiccti
lie will carry out the platform , and I have i
doubt but that ho will sweep * liO country
"I want to say that I heartily endorse tl
platform and the candidate. Whatever I ct
do to Insure the election of Mr. Bryan wl
bo done when thes time comes. I will go e
the Htunip and will assist bihrjwibo. "
' Can IJIIN | | - Kollo
SIIJ-H Hi * . ' I'eiiM'HritN >
< li < - ClilciiK" ( "a 11 il liln I c.
WICHITA , Kan. , July 10. ( Special Tci
gram. ) Ex Governor Lorenzo D. Lewellli
ot this city , who Is a deleguto-at-lirge
the populist convention at tt. Loula ,
highly pleased with thu nomination
Bryan. In an Interview with The Bee co
rcspond'enl tonight , ho said : "It Is probati
the best nomination that could huvo be
mode and I can Bee no reason why It shou
not ho eminently satisfactory to the pop
lists throughout the United States. Tl
position he has always maintained on II
silver fiucstloii and other questions whli
arc uppermost In the minds of the peep
have made him no uncertain candidate. I
represents many of the Ideas for which tl
populists are contending. Ho Is a v.estei
man and knows the wants of the pcoji
of the west , who are the chief suffcn ;
under the present conditions. Tlio platfor
Is moro than could have been desired uml
the circumstances and I am personally
favor of the endurs ment of Mr. Bryan I
the St. Louis populist convention. Consl
orliifi the fact that he Is a young man , ai
that ho lh the first man who has ever bei
named for the high odlco of president we
of the Mississippi river , I bellevo his c
dldacy will appeal to the voters of tl
states that are absolutely necessary for li
success In the coming campaign.
"Ills brilliancy and personal magnctls
make him an ideal candidate , cspeclul
when his Integrity and jicriion.il wor
i-nnnot be questioned.
"It is measures and not men , for whli
wo have contended , and if wo do not g
all the measures which have been uoug
we will , liy the election of Ilryan , at len
hH ablu to strike u light by which we Blu
see our way clear to the ultimate trluni ]
of the pcoplo over their oppressor * . "
The ox-governor has sent his congratul
tlons and tender ot support to the nomine
nt'licrv oil tlif
LONDON , July 10. The Westminster G
zetto this afternoon printH a long Intervle
with Dr. Cltaunccy M. Di-pew on the poll
cal situation In the United Steles , durli
which he IB quoted as saying : "Wo rc-pu
llcans and also democrats who bellevo
sound money are glad that the Usuc h
boon forced so closely onto the roiuury.
largely obliterates party lliieH and the fire-
business Intcrttls of the country , tarmli
mercantile , banking and ill tlmt el m i > (
citizenship which liua uiadu the I'nlt
States will bo for the republican i < vndldito
Wave of Enthusiasm Never Lota Up for on
Instant Until the Oliumr ,
Favorite Sons of Other States Are Beaten
in Every Ballot.
Scenes of the Wildest Excitement in the
Convention Hall.
Aflor n DciiioiiHtrallinirvor
lu tin * lIUIoiof tinI'n r I- ,
the Mlv T Mi'ii > aine
Their Favorite.
For President of the t'nltcd Stntes. . . .
CHICAGO , July 10. William Jennings
Bryan ot Nebraska , the young , classic-
featured orator from the plains ot the Pintle ,
swept the convention off UK foot today and
was nominated for president on the fifth
ballot. 1'olltlcal ' history furnishes no prece
dent to today's proceedings , either as a great
spectacular show or as the result of the
deliberations of the convention of a great ,
party. But 36 years .old , younger by ten
years than any man ever nominated for tha
chief magistracy of the American republic.
Ilryun came like a young Lochlnvar out of
the west , which has never before furnished
a presidential candidate , to woo the brldo
for whose hand the greatest chieftains have
been suitors. His mime was barely men
tioned lu the preliminary skirmishing. Four
days ago when the convention met ho was
not entered lu the lists , but yesterday ho
made an Impassioned speech and stirred the
convention to frenzy by his eloquence. That
speech overthrew the diligently organized
work of months and weeks. The cause of
silver was uppermost In the minds of the
delegates When they arscmulcel here. For
the cause they dellbeiately placed the east
ern wing of democracy on the altar.
Now , when the convention Is coldly an
alyzed , It IK seen that the support ot Bland
and Boles as candidates was never r.olldly
grounded. It was only as the repivMonta-
tlves of the Issue that they rallied delegates
to their slumlords , mid even nfter miiny of
them hud attached themselves to thu for
tunes of one or the other candidates they
had been casting about for a Moses.
The fiir-sei'lng , stuld and seasoned leaders ,
realizing that their now crucd would alien
ate the eastern democracy , believed In an
alliance with the silver republicans beyond
the Missouri , through Teller's nomination ,
but the rank nnil file would have none of It.
Yesterday , when Bp'inmado his speech , tha
delegates suddenly haw In him tlio great
advocate of their cause , and they turned to
him with un Impetuosity that nothing could
balk. They wanted n tribune of the pee
ple. They fell that they had him In the
eloquent young NebranUuii , who set their
Imaginations on fire. If ho hud been placed
In nomination then the convention would
have been stampeded as It WOB today. Seine
of the gray-haired leaders saw and feared
it. Last night , when ho was placed In nom
ination , those who thought they had found
tholr candidate were confirmed In their
cplnlon. The Idea which Oeorge Krcel Wil
liams of Massachusetts conveyed In his seconding
ending speech , that It needed the strength
of youth to endure the hardships of a now
cause tlmt "a young arm should wield tha
sword of an Indignant people" sank homo.
Here , ur Williams said , wan tfio new Cicero
to meet the new Catallncs of today ,
The leaders who , doubted the wisdom of
nominating 10 young ami so Inexperienced
n man , tried to check the experiment by ad
Journlng until today. They hoped a night's
reflection would ( , ulfiio. ! At the suggestion ,
of adjournment there was rebellion. Tho.
motion WBS declared carried against a storm , '
of opposition from the Bryan enthusiasts ,
who wanted to nominate their candidate nt
once. A night's reflection only made them
more determined. This morning , when tho'
convention met to ballot. Bryan showed
second on the first roll call. Ho had al
ready overhauled Boles. Only Bland was
ahead , and It wan a struggle for the Mis
souri farmer to get the 238 votes which ho
cast. The stampede began on the next
ballot. On the fourth ballot Bryan took
the lead and Bland fell back beaten. Tha
nomination was made unanimous on the
next ballot.
Some have sought In the nomination oC
1SSO of Garfleld , who was not a candidate , va
parallel with Bryan's nomination , But
there Is no parallel. ( Jarflold was only
nominated after ono of the harde'st and moat
protracted convention contests of the cen
tury. Grant , Blalno , Edmunds , Sherman
and Wnshburn were then contesting for
mastery , and after thirty-five ) ballots tha
rival leaders and the convention turned to
Garficld , who had cleclrlflcel the delegates
by his matchless oratory and commanding
Today the support of the other candidates
simply molted away and Bryan wun without
a struggle. On the first ballot Bland got
238 , Bryan 105 , Boles , SB. Matthews 08 , Mc-
Lcun fit , Puttlson 05 , Blackburn , 83 , Pcn-
noyer 10. Tlllm.in 17 , Stovcnson 2 , Teller 8 ,
Campbell 2 , Russell 2 , and Hill 1.
Tliero were 18C gold men who refused to
vote. They declined to participate In tha
nomination on the platform which had been
adopted. Tim convention rocognlzcd thnt
the gold men would probably place another
tlckot In the field , or , It they did not ac
tively opposet the nominee of this convcnllon
In the campaign which would follow , that
they would , passively nt least , glvo aid and
comfort to the political enemy. Pennsyl
vania alone continued to participate In tba
convention. Pennsylvania voted for Pnttl-
nnn to HID end. Most of the other gold
men who voted e-ast their ballots also for
Paulson , but tliero were scattering votes for
Stevenson , 11 HI , Rusecll mid Campbell.
On the Hcroml ballot Alabama sought to
chuck ( ho rout that had already begun by
rhnnglnf : her vote from Roles to Bland ,
but Bryan wns ovurtaUni : him , lllund
gained forty-eight , whllu Bryan advanced
nlnuty-two. Doles was the principal loser.
His votet dwindled tei thirty-seven.
On tln < third ballot Colorado KUTO up.
hope of Teller , tlio mention of whose name )
hud been chcerod and hissed by the gaN
lories , and Oregon | ; nvo up Pcnnoyer , In
the Ohio delegation thu Ilryan forces lacked
but scveMi votes of a majority mid tliero
was an open rebellion In IlllnoU and other ,
states which wanted to swing Into line.
On the fourth ballot Alabama , the firit
Hlntu to vote , headed OIK stampede to Bryan.
Idaho , California and other stales followed.
The revolt In the other delegations spread ,
oven among these bound by resolutions oj !
Instruction. Kansas , Illinois , Ohio and oven
Iowa were loitering.
On the fifth and lant ballot Kansas went
over. Illinois and other states came tum
bling along In her wake. When Ohio was
reached Bryan hud -110 voles of the f 01 re
quired to muke a two-thirds majority ot
these voting. Chairman White had ruled
that two-thirds of these voting constituted
I ho two-thirds majority under the rule , Ohio
hesitated The Bryan men in the delega *
io" dent-in 10-.1 n poll of the voto. The
frliiMls if M I. nn caw that the cod vai In
s lit a'tl ' M I n blmtclf mounted a chair ,
ii- > > | > j if- \ ] | j iiiiiuc us a candidate and.

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