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SEWALL n Populist Convention Adopts the Minority Report of the Rules Committee Recommending the Nomination of a Viee President Before a President. A Vote Reached Only After a Very Long and Acrimonious Debate. ST. Lons, July 25.—Not more than half the delegate? to the Populist con vention were in their seats at 10 o'clock, when the massive form of Senator Al len, permanent chairman, appeared on the platform. Four minutes later he called the convention to order. It was drizzling outside and there were not over 300 people in the galleries. The delegates rose and stood with bowed heads while Rev. Wilbur G. Williams of the Union Methodist church of this city invoked the divine blessing. Among those on the platform were ex-Governor Waite of Colorado, Sena tor Peffer of Kansas, General Field of Virginia, National Committeeman Branch of Georgia, and Mrs. Helen Cougar of Indiana. Chairman Albu introduced Mrs. -v Marion Todd of Michigan, who has been conspicuous as a Populist speaker for several years. She has a strong lace, with clear brown eyes. Her dark JZBRT SIMPflOX. hair was streaked with gray. She announced the death of Mrs. E. M. Emory of Michigan, a prominent worker in the reform cause, and paid glowing tribute in her memory. She offered a resolution expressing the regret of the convention at Mrs. Emory's untimely death. George Gaither of Alabama also paid tribute to Mrs. Emory's work, saying that the in fluence of her book Seven Financial Conspiracies," had been largely respon sible for the growth of Populism in his state. The resolution was unanimously adopted by a rising vote. Unci* tem and Colombia. A. A. Noe, an Ohio delegate, pre sented to Chairman Allen a gavel con taining 16 ounces of silver and 1 of gold, The wood of the handle was hickory After this presentation a novel incident occurred. Captain G. A. Lloyd of Ro chelle, N. Y., and Mrs. Pennington, the "Sweet Singer of Arkansas," marched into the hall dressed in the costume of "Uncle Sum" and "Columbia." Cap taiu Lloyd wore the red, white and blue spike-tailed coat and the white hat of Uncle Sam," while 6he was arrayed in the Stars and Stripes, and wore the shield and turban of the American god dess. They made their way to the plat form, amid a sputtering of cheers and faced the delegates, while Mrs. Pen nington sang a Populist campaign song. Jtrrjr Slinpaon Protest*. Jerry Simpson mounted a chair and protested against fritter/ng iway any more time of the convention. The del egates, he said, were present at great expense, and the convention should get down to business. John Dore of Cali fornia created something of a sensation by declaring that the rules of the Omaha platform prohibiting federal officehold ers from taking part in the deliberations of a Populist convention, should be en forced. His protest was evidently aimed at Senators Butler of North Carolina and Allen, of Nebraska,the temporary and permanent, chairman. He was up planded by some of the middle of the road men, but no action was taken. The committee to confer with a similar com mittec from the silver convention \va.« then appointed, one from each state While these selections were being made some one in the gallery over the sp»*ak er's stand attempted to hang out a ban ner representing Bryan with one foot on the Democratic and one on the Republi can platform. He was promptly sup pressed. The tanner had been sent into the guller',* by the Texas delegation. When Texas wa- called for her member of the conference .committee. Delegate Park jrmi-ed up aud shouted .of®"- Tc? :-s :imes no member of that coip imttee." All the other states, however, made selections. The committee immediately ret'roil to meet the silver convention oo liuUtee." Cui^r&fsmau Howard called upon the ©hair for n statement of the purpose of tt« fiirV.-ence ccinmiUeo, and the poser 'vitli which it was clothed. Sen H*®»- A'lou respomU 1 that the object vtst.t ascertain if thv I vo combinations Ci*u»d nird common ground to stand on. 4nj ti'.iug thty did would be subject tc the subsequent action of the convention. It had no plenary power. The regular oruer was called for. This was the reading of the minority report of the committee on rule9. It recommended a change in the order of making nominations, so as to make the nomination of vice president before that of president. This was a move of the middle of the road men. Delegate McGrath of Illinois promptly moved to lay the minority report on the table Congressman Howard of Alabama and Barney Gibbs of Texas, demanded to be beard on the motion To Test 8ew»ir* Strength. The plain purpose of the straight outs was to test Sewall's strength The prop osition would show the extreme high water strength of the anti-Bryan men. There was some parliamentary squab bling. Eltweed Pomeroy of New Jersey, chairman of the committee on rules, took the stage and explained at length the conflict between the majority and minority of the committee. Ignatius Donnelly of Minnesota, pro tested against the proposition from the committee on rules to allow the candi date to select the national chairman. It may be," said he passionately, "that when this convention adjourns, there will be little left of the Peoples party, except the natioual committee While I may be willing to support Bryan, if he is the choice of the conven tion, when the folly-of the moment has passed away, we may want to clothe the skeleton that is left." Ho wanted the national committee to select its chairman. The middle of the roaders cheered Donnelly lustily, and an Alabama delegate cried out that the convention should select the chairman. Judge Green of Nebraska made a vigor ous reply to Mr. Donnelly, in which he declared that the Peoples party would emerge triumphant from this contest, if it grasped the op portunity to achieve a success in No vember for silver. To do so, he argued, would save the life of the People's party. The anti-Bryan delegates grew ob streperous as he proceeded, and a dozen points of order were made, among them one that he was not discussing the question at issue. Chairman Allen overruled these points right and left. Sit down," "Sit down," cried a hundred voices. "I'll not sit down," replied Judge Green fiercely, "until I get ready." When he completed his speech, Con gressman Howard of Alabama, one of the straight out#, came forward. He is man of enorotrms stature, tall and swarthy, with raven black hair that falls to his shoulders, and, as he spoke today, his eyes flashed and his cheeks burned. He was greatly aroused. He took a shot at Senator Allen for sug getting that "any man wearing a dele gate's badge was influenced by the use of money." He advocated taking up the report section by section. He want ed to nominate a vice president first. An Alabama middle of the road dele gate moved to change the rules so as to require two-thirds to nominate, but his motion was not entertained. The mi nority recommendation of three instead of one member of the national commit tee from each state, after tome discus sion, was agreed to. Senator Butler of North Carolina moved that the national committee se lect its own chairman instead of the nominee doing it, and his motion was carried without division. It was not until the action relating to the order in which the presidential and vice presi dential candidates should be nominated that the convention woke up. The flood gates of oratory were again opened. Delegate Dean of New York advo cated the adoption of the minority re port. Cyclone Davis attempted to pour oil on the troubled waters by declaring that he had pledges from the Kansas, Nebraska and Illinois delegations, that if the convention would not disturb the regular order of things, these states would vote for an "honest Populist" for vice president. With some difficulty t£e speech-mak ing was cut off aud the vote was taken by states on the adoption ot the minority report re ominouding the nomination of vice president before president. The anti Sewall delegates lined up in favor of the adoption of the minority report. The roll call was followed with intense interest, although it proceeded amid great canfusiou. Minority Iteport Adopt**!. The official vote was yeas "85, n© 615, thus adopting the minority report. After the annouiicment of the vote, a California delegate moved a recess until 6 o'clock, but the motion was vocifer ously voted down. General J. B. Weaver, chairman 'ol the committee on resolutions was then, at 3 .-05 o'clock, recognized to read tht platform as agreed to by the committee He was received with applause He prefaced the reading by saying the com mittee had had a protracted meeting and that while its prcce^ings had MADISON, SOUTH DAKOTA SATURDAY, JULY 25, 189H. CHWS- HENSCtf, JEWEL. BIC"TCI plause was vsjji cially inarLed, notwith standing Mr. Weaver's frown, upon the pronouncement for free coinage ol silver, apamst interest bearing bonds and the denunciation of the position ol the present administration on the bond question The income tai provision was also ?harpiy applauded, as was almost every sentence of the transporta tion plank. There is always a leader among Bicycle Stores. know if gou come here for a wheel you will get for your money. We are the Leaders and carry^two HIGH GRADES, the When the Cuban plank was reached some one in a far away gallery shouted Amen/ and nimy handkerchiefs and hate waved in manifestation of the con vention's inteiest in the cause of tht struggling islanders. At the conclusion of die reading ol the minority report J. S. Coxey of Ohio was recognized to read his minority re port recommending the issuance of non interest bearing bonds for the improve ment of the roads of the country. At the request of "Cyclone" Davis, the money plank of the platform wa» read a second time Mr. Davis re marked. in explanation of his request, that many had not heard the first read ing. "I heard it," he said, "and like It." "That ought to settle it." some one shouted, and the reading proceeded. The convention adopted the platform at read, ana then decided to go on with th« nomination of a vice presidential candidate. Fowler anil Winion. Repairing done as it should be done. been harmonious. tin n W«P not entire uuauiuiity, us KeiTuY oi Tt-xus. and Coxoy of Ohio, would loth ofi'ei minority rt'pnts. The enunciation of the different planks of rh" platff ?m was received with sliphf a]iplr.tise, whith would eri dfutly have Ix-en jmiter but for the fact that vjioneral Weavor tlerlareri that he woald uot proceed uulee there WHS LISTENED TO MORE SPEECHES The Silver Convention Still Waiting Upon the PopulUta. ST LOUIS, July 25.—The silver con vention listened to more speeches while awaiting some action by the Populists. After a number of delegates had spoken on the silver question, Senator Stewart of Nevada was called for. He said that he went tc Chicago with little hope that a free silver platform would be adopted. He was agreeably disap pointed There never was a more patri otic band of men on this earth than were the 620 delegates whe controlled the Chicago convention. Wall street was there with a corruption fund, but it was of no use. The silver Democrats were incorruptible. They gave the enemy no quarter. Continuing, he told how the platfoitn was adopted and other incidents of the Democratic con vention At length he spoke of the nomination of William J. Bryan, who was not a candidate. At the mention of Bryan's mrtne the delegates arose and shouted and cheered, and flourished umbrellas and flags. Senator Stewart then told of Bryan's convention speech, which he said was the greatest oration in history. "I know William J. Bryan," the sen ator went on. "He believes whiat we believe. He is as true to his principles as a needle to the pole. He was not a Democrat in good and regular standing, having said time and again if the Dem- JOHNSON BROS. & CO. absolute silence. 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LOUIS, July 25—After a stormy session of nearly two hours, the confer ence committees of the Populist and silver conventions adjourned without having reached an agreement on a plat form. Finally the following resolution was adopted Resolved, That it is the sense of this conference committee that a union of all the forces, including the Peoples party, silver men and free silver Democrats, is expedient and should be effected at once for the purpose of achieving victory for the advancement of, free silver in No vember. When this was adopted the confer ence adjourned. An Ohio CloR'lliurtt. SPRINGFIELD, O., July 2-1.—There waf a cloudburst here dnr.nu the night aw everything is Hooded. The people- in tht East End are moving up stairs on ac count of the overflow of Buck crock Front and North ttreets are partlj under water. A party of campers at Redmond's mill have been perched ir trees all night. 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