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BRYAN WAS CHOSEN
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Into the contest for the rescue of the re
"Realizing that imperialism, like the fa
bled Artaeus. was born of ear n, aid that
contended with upon the selfisa worldly
alane of greed and gold, it was of giant
itrengtb, and if thrown down would rire
igatn refreshed from contact with j 1
mother element, he, like the mighty
Hercules, raised it above the sordid
tphere from which its strength was
Irawn and on a plane of lofty patriotism
se strangled it.
"With the issues now clearly drawn, no
Joubt remains as to the name of our can
didate. On that question we are a re
"Already worthy allies differing from
ua rather in name than faith, have shout
ed for our gallant leader again, and entry
state and territory has instructed its dele
gates lo this convention to vote for him
here. So it only remains for Nebraska
to pronounce the name that has t . a
thundered forth from the foot of Bunker
Hill, and echoed back from Sierra's sunset
Slope, and that reverberates among tho
pine-clad snow-capped hills of the North,
and rises up from the slumbering fiower
seented savannahs of the South; and ihat
name is the name of William Jennings
Bryan, her best-ioved son.”
Then Came the Fireworks.
Mr. Oldham delivered his eulogy of Mr.
Bryan with impassioned fervor. As he
approached the close of his address, he
raised both hands high over his h ad and
spoke slowly and with an energy that
caused his voke to penetrate imo every
corner of the hall.
"And—that man—is William—Jennings
—Bryan,” he concluded, bringing his hands
lower with each word until the last had
been uttered, when he brought them up
with a sweep, but quicker than his mo
tion was the answering cheer that swept
across the convention. It was a simul
taneour roar from all parts of the hall.
Up went the delegates on their chairs,
over their heads went the flags, and
cheers' for Bryan. The band loj’ally
above them all soared and rang the
performed ils share, but ils noise was but
a drop in the torrent. The men from, the
etate of Nebraska flung up a largo ban
ner bearing a likeness of Mr. Brynn on.
one side, and on the other, “Nebraska. '
and a smaller portrait of Mr. Bryan en
closed in a star of blue.
Whatever may have been the difference
of delegates over the plßtform, they seem
ed to have forgotten them, and all were
as one in favor o fthe man. New York
vied with Nebraska and Kansas in vent-
WILLIS D. OLDHAM NOMINATING WILLIAM JENNINGS BRYAN FOR THE PRESIDENCY AT KANSAS CITY.
tng Its enthusiasm. Richard Croker v.as
on a chair, both arms aloft, a fta? in 1 is
right hand, which ho waved vigorously.
Mill was not behind his in his show oi‘ loy
alty to the nominee, and raising h - arms,
h let forth a scries of cheers th.it
equalled those uttered by any man on the
floor. Over in Illinois, Ohio and Indiana,
where 16 to 1 is not popular, there was
no hesitation now.
Round the hall started the Nebraska
men with their huge banner, and catch
ing up their state emblems, the other
delegations took up the march, waving
flags and hats and cheering it the tops
Of their voices without cessation, save
for the breath necessary to a fresh out
burat. The two women delegates from
Utah Joined in the parade, one of them
carrying a small silk banner of while
upon which was Inscribed "Greeting to
William Jennings Bryan, from the Demo
cratic women of Utah."
Brave Pounded the Snnaw,
As the women passed along the aisle
in front of the New York delegation, one
Of the enthusiastic Tammany braves turn
ed loose a war-whoop *hat rivaled any
previously tittered on this continent, and
pounded one of the women over the head
with his small flag a- a token o'' n ’
elation. Far from resenting (hr i>lnw,
tha woman smiled and rirou-■•ted through
the aisle formed of shouting men.
Senator Clark of Montana, accompanied
by a lady, both waving 11 gs with ini nse
energy, called forth t iritv iiqdau is
they passed around the hall. Next car e
Texas witli its long i> le unmount and by
a steer’s horns, nnl further bat some
of the New York del ration. cir ylrg
their little flog bearing th words' f> n’t
think thetv art no #
Round and round thn hall went the
marching column between two walls of
ehraring men. who Flood beneath a cloud
of fluttering flags, it was a 'em net i
tton fully equal in f
that had preceded it yesterday or In-d-\
when the platform wi>* read. Whin the
enthusiasm had run I ml a
half minutes, Chairman T:i< hard on earn
raeneed to pound vigor, urly fur order. He
was loet beyon l all pow r of h. • rin>’ for
several minutes, and It wa no l until
twenty-seven minutes hod elapsed from
theirs ant that Mr. Old! am hi 1 in nth n
ad the word "1! yan’ ’ti nt the tin ring
had subsided and the convention was In
order ongo more.
rerUlns Seconded It.
Once more the exotted and perspiring
crowd got Into a state of quietude, suc
cumbing bemuse of Yatlgui rather than
obeying the gavel. The . lolly 4- mol-
Ished slate standards were pm bi k In
thara places, and panting and exhausted,
th* delegates prepared for the seconding
of the nomination, In the midst of that
peculiar convention hum that seems to
cams from nowhere. Arkansaa yielded to
Texas and Mr. Perkins began a speech
seconding Mr. Bryan. He lauded the
and said some oiber pertinent
things, but the audience's .appetite had
been whetted for the nomination, and his
tone was hardly distinguishable above the
sirong hum of conversation and the rus
tling of moving bodies.
Mr. K. B. Perkins, of Dallas, Tex., in
seconding Mr. Bryan’s nomination for
1 * 1 suient. surd in part:
••The Democracy of Texas c< mis to this
convention, desiring one thing onlv-the
ejection of William J. Bryan to the' pres
i'.eney In November. To tncim this seems
re one supreme importance. Bui to-day
the issues for the campaign of 1900 are
made up. The platform adopted at Phila
d phia and Kansas City cannot change
t.irm To meet and act upon the issues
" hic-h exist, and which are coming re
quires true grea jness. For that, genuine.
i*ue, open, honest, courageous manhood
is the on ly foundation. Without it there
nay be superiority, but no greatness. We
know he man we advocate. He came
end minprw with my people. They have
.‘■• did him—watched him in the various
r I t ons of life. They found that he was
endowed wi li manhood in a high degree.
Had they not, r.o Texas vote would have
iHcn for him. They are old-fashioned,
a i make this the first, but not the only
test. They found also that, in intellectual
culture; in the profound knowledge of
Hie ihr ary of government, and of the de
tails cf its administration; in love for his
people and patriotic devotion to his coun
try, this man was the peer of the great
est statesman of the best days of tho
republic. They dp not indulge in hero
worship. The hero's claim to greatness
r -ts i pot) past achievements. He may or
may not deserve the honor. Bes dew,
! exans follow not those who tlaunc their
own deeds before the eyes of the world,
and strut the platform for applause.
But the manly man. who comes forth to
light the present and coming battles of
the people, him they honor, and him they
The hour has come when such an one
is needed. For now, the theory of the Re
public is called in Question. Individual
liberty and local self-government are*
gravely challenged. Not ao much by words
as by deeds.
Ho favored honest, straightforward
dealings with the people of the Philippine
Islands, such as was used by the great
admiral while he held the chief command.
It blundered and blustered and bullied, un
til it showed the world the spectacle of
tho great American nation engaged in a
conflict with a lot of misguided and half
armed natives, who courted a soldier’s
death, because they classed us with the
blood-stained tyrant Spain.
“He has continued to demand, in the
name of right and Justice, that they should
be told that we tender them the blessings
of peace nnd freedom. It has answered
this demand by continuing its policy, and
by Cabling home the sad and silent death
rolls of the boys In blue.
“He has always advocated reliance upon
the local constabulary in time of pence,
and upon the volunteer soldiers in time
of War. It, following the lead of the
military-ridden countries of the Old World,
has demanded a large increase In the
"Ho Insists that the letter and spirit of
our proclamation of intervention in be
half of the Cubans must be honestly and
faithfully kept. It has tarnished the glory
of that proclamation by commissioning, in
some instances, small politicians to teach
that people self-government, who have
even fallen so low as to filch postage
"He favors saying to the foreign world
that when America is compelled to don
the habiliments of war, her soldiers and
sailors will ever stand for the rights of
oppressed and outraged humanity as an
nounced in the Declaration of Independ
ence, and guaranteed by the constitution.
“It has encouraged and fostered the
epirit of imperial dominion, by force, on
land and sea, although this means death
to the constitution and vassalage to free
"He declares that freedom follows the
• It declares that trade follows (he flag.
"Thus the Issues culminate.
"Bryan, and the republic.
"McKinley and a governmental trust.
“Let those who love their country
choose. For me. and fop the unwavering
Democracy of the state of Texas, which
I have the honor to represent, we do now,
and will in November, stand for William
J. Bryan for the constitution, and follow
the flag, the emblem of liberty.”
Cries Were for Hill.
His finish was applauded, and then tt*e
voice of the clerk calling the roll was
drowned out by vociferous cries for
"Hill," "Hill." Ex-Senator White of Cal
ifornia got the platform, however, and his
stentorian tones soon demanded attention,
and by his decided deilverty he kepi the
convention somewhat In order.
Colorado gave way to Illinois, and Judge
Thompson took the, platform, while the
audience again cried for "Hill*" He be
gan In n tumult, but soon received alten
iton and secondsd the nominr.tlon in "be
half of his stale. Judge Thompson did
not take the ten minutes allotted him, and
when lie finished. Connect** in yielded lor
David B. Hill. Even as live state yielded-
Ihe convention took up tho cry which had
hern on its longue for tv.o days Flags
waved anti the delegates nose and cheered
wifli the audience. The mien in New York
wearing the Tammanjr badges were the
only delegates who kept thetr seats.
Ex-Senator Hill forced bis way to the
platform and waved, his hand for silence.
When the clieera 'an* crlee of "Hill!”
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“Hill!” had concluded, and the vast audi
ence was seated, he began to speak slow
ly, but clearly, and the attention given
him was remarkable. The vast hall wa
almott perfectly silent. HU laudation ol
Bryan was received with applause and
cheers. Hut when he said “Bryan will
received the support of a united party,”
the crcwd went wild, and the band had
to play ‘America’’ to s<ill the tumult.
“His integrity has never been question
ed.” asserted Mr, Hill, and tin: audience
His explanation of his position on the
platform and his acquiescence with th
will of the majority called for heartier
applause than had been evident befor ,
.and the good offices of the band were
again necessary to get attention for him.
“This nomination will meet the approval
of the Fast,” he said, and enthused bis
andirons. Jn closing, he said:
“New York expects to join with you with
her thirty-six electoral votes,” and then
as he stepped down from the platform tho
convention became a bedlam again. “Hill
for Vice President,” was one of the cries
raised, and delegates all over the hall were
on their feet, except the Tammany men.
Ex-Senator Murphy, as Hill passed to
his seat, gmsped his hand and shook it
heartily. Tfc* n Mr. Shea of Brooklyn did
the same and others in the row, but Mr.
Croker sat immobile, and Hill passed him
without salutation. The applause for Sen
ator Hill continued for some minutes.
When order was restored, the secretary
of the convention proceeded with the call
of states. Tennant Bomax of Alabama
briefly seconded the nomination of Mr.
Bryan. During his speeJh the vast au
dience grew restless. So much confusion
existed that it was extremely difficult to
hear the speaker’s words.
Moore of North Cnrolinn.
W B. Moore of North Carolina follow
ed Mr. Lomax with a brief eulogy of Mr.
Bryan. During his speech, hundreds of
people left the hall, the lateness of the
hour and their inability to hear being tho
Georgia Colled for Daniel.
In the midst of the confusion at the
conclusion of Mr. Moore’s address n
Georgia delegate arose and, on behalf of
the South, requested “that the petivss
leader and orator of Virginia, John W.
Daniel, be called upon to address the con
Senator Daniel was escorted to the plat
form, and as he appeared at the front of
the chairman's desk, attired in a conven
tional black broadcloth coat anti trousers
and his usual white tie, facing the great
audience, he looked ’'the statesmen and
orator that he is. He was accorded an
onihusiastio reception. His speech wis
a brilliant and eloquent eulogy of Mr.
When he said: “I second the nomina-
lion of one who would rather bo rignt
than be President," a perfect storm of
cheers swept over the audience, and when
"He is right by hie noble and discern
ing nature, and he will soon be Presi
dent," the thousands present rose from
their seats, and amid tho waving of hun
dreds of flags, cheered for almost a min
ute. The congratulations! received by
Senator Daniel a; the close of his speech
amounted to a distinct ovation.
"Mr. President and gem lemon of the
National Democratic Convention," said
the Senator. "I have but few words to
say and ( hail detain you tut a few mo
ments from the most pleasing duty, the
crowning evfpt of this wonderful conven
tion. On behalf of the unanimous delega
tion from Virginia and by command of
the sovereign people cf that : to to, f sec
ond the nomination of ono who would
rather be right hui be President. (Great
applause). One who is now right by the
instinctive virtues of his own ennobling,
discerning nature and who will soon he
President by tho manly virtues of the
American people. (Wild ap'iausc and
"Let me remind you. my countrymen,
that the present condition of our country
is a vindication and lllut-ration of the
fundamental financial doctrine which we
taught four years ago, which’then was the
voice of a divided Democracy, but w hich
is now the voice of their union; (Renewed
and furious applause ned cheering.) the
doctrine that (he price* of all property
were regulated by Ibe volume pf money.
And we have witnessed by the naked eye
the prices of produ, • increasing In this
country as new coinage flow 1 , and into our
own mint and a • netv paper v u printed,
so Jim;. In the fundamental tchory upoh
which we stand, w witness tho inert a-e
of industry in this lan I as Us vindication.
"The Republican party of this country
met not long since in the sight and un
der the shatiow of oitl Independence Hall,
but no voice fell from the lips of the Re
publican party while they sat within i(i
portal that would remind the country of
where they were, or that they hud any
memory, of the great struggle that made
us free" (Great applause and cheering.)
It was but natural, for they could not
hive repga.eJ a . ingle sentence from the
constitution of the United Stfttc* with re
spect to their present conduct—no, thev
could not have read the D< and eration of
Independence without everybody suppos
ing that a satirist had gotten within them
to disturb or break up the meeting.
(Laughter and npplaune.i
"This day, my countrymen, marks a
rew rich, n 1 ordy in the history of the
Democratic par y, but a ri w .po h In the
hbtory o' America. It turns rvi r an w
p gc in the hlsb ry o' the world arid r ro
elalrrs Democracy ns the gr>a st of all
world powers fur the proclamation and
steady deCen* of tl bt<troJk PCtae.pJdf
of American liberty and independence.
“I second the nomination of a man who
is a faiihlul, m ble, clear expositor of :h©
American t'onsitu‘ion—-a man who is
honest in all that he has done and io all
that he will do. We n.m.nate a man who
has no sense of fear of the derision of
others who may point at him the finger
of sc rn, for he knows that he is th r M
armed wha hath his quarrel Just,
that his Ftrc gth is as ihe strength of ten
because his heart is pure. (Applause).”
Vote Hum I, itanfniouM.
Seconding speeches were also made M
John Haiwocd of Kan as ,H. 1,. Fuqua
of Louisiana; Blair of Maryland,
Thomas E. Bark worth of Michigan, W
C. Baker of Ohio, Robert E. Patison of
Pennsylvania, Gov. McMi.l n of T*nnes
sce, J. W. Maloney of Vermont. H f G.
B hmrich of Wisconsin, John H. Wise of
Hawaii, and Mrs. Cohen of Utah.
Mrs. Cohen’s speech concluded the nom
inating speeches, and the secretary be
gan to call the roll of states on the ballot
lor me presidential nomination. As the
rdl call proceeded the shouts of approval
of the unanimity of the vote seemed to
increase. All of the large states were
cheered heartily as one after another they
cast votes for Mr. Bryan. Georgia. In
diana, lliinois, Kentucky, Massachusetts
were, cheered cordially, but when Mis
souri. and a minute later Nebraska, were
called, the convention fairly palpitated
with enthusiasm. So it was, too, when
the state of New’ York was called, the
convention rising to its feet and cheering.
Te list of stages and territories was com
pleted with the calling of the territory of
The announcement by Chairman Rich
ardson that Mr. Bryan had been nomi
nated for President of the United Stales
unanimously, wa. u received with great ap
plause, but it did not compare with the
previous demonstrations during the day.
The huge flag suspended from the roof
which had played its part earlier in the
session was again lowered, the band play
ed and people cheered. Standing on their
sears, some of the delegates waved flags
or standards, but the enthusiasm did not
run at high tide. As the people already
were leaving the hall. Chairman Rich
ardson announced at 8:35 p. m., that tho
convention was adjourned until 10:30 to
THE MORNING SESSION.
Men and Mean are* That Occnpled the
Convention Hall. Kansas City, July
Convention Hall was again besieged to
day by eager and excited thousands, and
long before the time set for opening the
second day’s proceeding of the convention
ail the streets approaching the building
were solidly massed with humanity, mov
ing forward to the many entrances. Ex
pectancy was at a high pitch, as It was
universally felt that the day had in store
the great events of the Convention.
Ry 10 o’clock, thirty minutes before the
time set for th© opening of the conven
tion, neatly every seat In the galleries
was occupied. t
The erotvd was anxious to see Senator
Kill, and on two occasions when a bald
headed man came through the door lead
ing to the delegates’ seat, they set up the
cry of “Hill,” which had proved so sen
sational a feature at both sessions yes
terday. The Senator, however, was one
of the last of the New York delegation to
The police arrangements of the hail were
a decided improvement ovhr those that
characterised the opening of the conven
tion yesterday. At the sessions on Wed
nesday dense crowds of spectators were
allowed to cbngregate in front of the
speaker’s stand, in front of th* press seats,
and up and down tha aisles. These were
at times so densely packed that it was
impossible to pass through them. These
people were largely responsible for the
confusion that made It utterly impossi
ble, during the greater part of the ses
sions yesterday, for the voice of any man
to he heard ten feet from the rostrum.
To-day a swarm of the local police was
on hand and they started in well by
promptly hustling down the passagew r ays
ail persons who were not decorated with
the proper credentials in the shape of
Once the delegates began to put In an
appearance they same In streams, and
the space reserved for them filled up with
great rapidity. At 10:30, the time set for
the opening of the convention, two-thirds
of them were seated and the remainder
were In the hall or crowding through the
The arrival of Richard Croker called
forth a few cneers from the galleries,
aid us usual, when a Tanimany man
shows up, there was the cry for "Hill,”
Just to remind him that "there are
The audience began to manifest signs
of impatience as the time went by for
calling tiie convention to order, and tlie
ofiVTo's made no motion to recess. The
hum of the multitude increased into a dull
roar. The rlsle- were Jammed and the
area, in fiont of the. platform was choked
with a shuffling mess of delegates, offi
cial* and subordinates. Many of the welU
known leaders went to the platform to
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and McCreary of Kentucky. A fine hand
labored Incessantly to offset the con
fusion. and the patriotic airs served to
keep the crowd in good humor and main
tain the patriotic fervor.
When the Texans raised to the top of
their standard the huge horns of a Texas
steer surmounted by the legend, "Texas
gives 200,000 majority," there was a roar
and shout and enthusiastic tribute to
Gov. Beckham of Kentucky was given
an enthusiastic reception as he came in,
a large number of delegates crowding
around to shake him by the hand.
At 11 o'clock the slender figure of Chair
man Richardson loomed up above the
platform assemblage. He swung the
gavel lustily, and above the din faintly
could be heard his calls for order. Slow
ly quiet was brought out of the con
fusion and the chairman presented Rev.
John J. Glennan for the opening Invoca
tion, the entire audience, delegates and
spertators standing with bowed heads,
while the words of the prayer echoed
through the building.
Itew. Mr. Glennnn'a Prayer.
The Rt. Rev. J. J. Glennon, bishop co
adjutator of Kansas City diocese and pas
tor of the Cathedral of the Immaculate
Conception, offered prayer, as follows:
"O Almighty Eternal Ood, our Creator
and Father, we invoke Thy protection and
guidance. We pray Thee so to guide Thy
people here assembled that In all things
they may consult the welfare of humanity
and Thy glory. May Thy kingdom come,
Thy will be done on earth as it is in heav
"Thou art infinitely Just. Grant that jus
tice and equity may find expression In all
our efforts: that defining and defending
out own rights, ‘we may cautiously ab
stain from violating the rights of others.
Thou art father of the poor and oppress--d.
We, Thy children, then must look upon
the poor as our friends and the oppressed
wherever they be as claimants on our pro
tection. Thou art tho Supreme Ruler of
nations. Teach us how to make our na
tion truly great and good; drive from our
hearts the lust of power and the greed of
gain. Teach us to bo strong and, at the
same time humble, that thus our destiny
may not be marred by pharlsulsm or de
"Grant us unity, peace ond stability,
that our country, so favoed by Thee may
grow In all goodness, struggling for every
noble cause, fostering the sisterhood of
nations, the inculcation of all rights and
above all. Thy fatherhood. To Thee be
glory, honor and power forever and ever.”
With conclusion of the prayer. Chair
man Richardson made an earnest appeal
to ehe delegates and spectators to pre
serve order, so that the work of the con
vention might proceed without undue In
Mr. Richardson now announced that the
Platform Committee was not ready to re
port, anil pending word from them, he
Invited to the platform ex-Gov. Hogg of
Texas to address the convention. The
giant form of the Texan advanced to the
front and was greeted enthusiastically.
Possessing a good voice, Ills words re
verberated through the hall.
No gar render, filly* Hogg,
When he declared that the party did not
propose to surrender one iota of its alti
tude In 1*99. as promulgated by the Chica
go convention there was round after round
of appluase. But this broke into a whirl
wind of approving shouts when the Gov
ernor asserted that the party’s platform
must contain an unequivocal and specific
declaration for 1 to 1. Ii was noticeable
that the delegates Joined with the body of
spectators in iho tribute to the 18 o 1 idea.
Gov. Hogg arraigned the policy of the
present adimlnatrution In the Philippines
ami on foreign affairs generally and its
subserviency to trusts. He closed with a
prediction that a platform appealing to
the people for a correction of existing
evils would bring victory In November.
Wanted Hill. Lot Dockery,
At the termination of Gov. Hogg’s ad
dress Chairman Richardson stepped for
ward to ssy a few words to Hergeant-at-
Arms Martin and the crowd took adv in
take of the opportunity to start the cry of
"Hill.” It came from ail quarters of the
galleries, but practically llttio of it from
the delegates. Mingled with the calia
Chairman Richardson wielded his gavel
vigorously and when order was restored
in some degree, announced:
"Gentlemen, I have the honor to intro
duce to you Hon. A. M. Dockery, Mis
souri's favorite Bon."
Mr. Dockery was tvarm.y received and
his prompt attack u(*on the conduct of
the Republican administration for its
management of the Philippine question
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tiers of airplnusc. His assurances that
Bryan would be the next President of
the United States, and hie condemnation
of any alliance between this country and
England, brought the sum* nthuiodic
reception, and cries of "Hurrah for Dock
ery!” from the Missouri delegation.
Ills appeal for harmony "along the fun
dnmental principles," met with a cheer,
and when a minute inter, he said: "Gen
tlemen, get onto the platform whatever
it may be," a ye'J went up chiefly from
tho silver delegations. "Talk this way
a little," shouted a Georgia delegate. "!
can’t talk every way," replied the streak
er. "Then talk this way a little," shout
ed tho Georgian.
Xo Applause for Dewey.
The first mention of Dewey’s namo since
the opening of the convention was made
by Mr Dockery, while discussing the
Philippine question, but the name of the
famous Admiral was received without a
ripple of applause. He closed Ills remark*
with the assurance of Democratic success,
and the celebration of the centennial of
Jefferson’s nomination next November.
At the conclusion of the speech of Mr.
Dockery, Mayor D. 8. Rose of Milwau
kee, was called to the platform to address
the convention. He made a fine impre
slop Instantly. Attired in a black su't
and standing easily and speaking (luentsy
he soon stirred the audience. His vol. e
was clear anil ringing, and penetrated to
the uttermost parts of the hail.
Wisconsin May He Won.
Speaking of Wisconsin he said that nl-
Ihiwgh it had given a majority ngaiu-d
Mr. Bryan in '99 it could be brought this
yeur into the Democratic column by a
proper platform and a suitable running
mate for Mr. Bryan. He said the Democ
racy q£ the United States was In the sad
dle to fight fer tin.* principles enunciated
by Thomas Jefferson, who. In the present
day. was personified by William J, Bryan.
Mayor Roec made a strong arP i al to
the convention to remtmbor the great a my
of German voters throughout the United
States. Those voters, he declared, held
the ietloii i' of |w>w“r betwiin the Demo
cratic uhd Republican parlies, "we believe
that we can secure their co-operation,”
he said with earnestness, "and tills con
vention ought to hold out to them every
inducement to sfarid by us.”
The fight of the approaching campaign
was to be made, he maintained, east of
(lie Mississippi river and north of the Ohio
and he warned the convention that unless
the Democratic party could curry some
of those states, victory would scarcely be
possible. This statement was relived
with cheers from not only tlie audience,
but from the delegates.
Hill, "Hill," came the cry again as
Mr. Rose concluded, but the New Yorker
was not present, and the band broke out
with the. "Star Spangled Banner." The
pattiotio strain® had no sooner subsided
than another I fill” wave passed over the
Both Chairman Richardson and Si r
gfant-at-Arms Marlin moved up and
down the tront of tiie platform, ge-tim
-I'itlng wildly and making pantomime ap
peals for order. When the Hill demon.iir.i
tlon hid calmed hi chairman introduci 1
J. E. McCullough of Indianapolis, for an
other spe ch on current pub ic questions.
1!" Akl* inly a fiw words and then, p r
ceivlrg George Fred Williams on tho
stand In whisper and conf rence with the
chairman, the audience y lied wildly for
the loader from the Old Bay state, wbl'c
another element continued tite demand for
A Conference Committee.
When quiet was partially secured ihi
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RUPESHEIM very choice.
RAUBNTHAL. selected grapes, very elegant.
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t LIPPMAN BROTHERS.
chair re gu.ii and Mr. Williams, who sub
mlttcd a rcaoluilon reciting:
"’I bat a committee of nine delegates bo,
appointed I y the cba.r for the purpose
rf confining with the Sliver Republican
and tho Populist parties now gathered In
Bliouis of “No," “No," followed, but the
r million war put to a vote and amid i
nur h oonfiirion on the ficor was declared !
Congr ssman James Williams of Illinois i
w.is then introduced by Chairman Rich--
.i- ln u lie . p. tu and ids remarks by an np
p oi to nil Demon at r. to stand together on:
one platform, wlii h he declared would be
broad i iii,ugh to boil ih m all He spoke
briefly and was frequently applauded.
Ovation fur llrelthnnt.
As Mr. Williams took his seat Chair-Jj
man Richardson announced “We will now
be addres.-cd ly Gov. J. C. W. B ckham
Instantly there was a roar of applause
and dili ;.iti - anil erects tors spr.nglng
upon tii-i!’ chairs to get a better view off
the youn . Governor of Kentucky waved:
tit Ir huts ar.il handkerchltfh frantically.
The Kin tin , won a tilting counterpart
to the ivciu.tlon given to Gov. Taylor of
Kentucky in Philadelphia. When Gov.):
Ucckham reached the stand whore all',
could see him lie was given a' reception}
u ei.r u, if 11 as any extended by the'
ii'l'gates to any speaker who has thus 1
far addressed ~The convention.
I lu> gril! rl s i j lit not respend with the
the young Governor of Kentucky Is a
man of five fee nine or ten. slender and
clean shaven. 11c was dressed in a modest
black suit of ige, and spike slowly and
wl h di ilberut o , i Vldenily weighing his
woids carefully. Hl* first assertion, that
In I’D i pinlni ihi n hustustc reception
exun d'it to him was due not to personal, "
but to, the "outraged Democracy" of his.
ante, < illcil fortti another roar of ap
ld iiiso wh ch was equalled a moment later)
whin h promised that Kentucky would,
be dirtied eufeiy for the Democratic
ty. His remark tha* of late there had been
a cor.sb liable ixi ilus of criminals from:,
his stale evokr i In ughtrr and applause.)
and a f*w cr.cs of "Taylor."
“V.'e have had such a. dose of Republi- *
cun rule," said the speaker, “that Ken
tucky is prepared to accept any platform}
which the Democratic party will promo*, f.
No matter what the platform may be.
Kf mucky will stand upon tl end win
through its principles.”
He ii:ii I to have the eland and was
met with loud cries of "Go on!” hot 'lie
young Governor only bowed and left tha,
After the cheers with which Gov. Beck-L'
ham's speech was received had
one of the delegates in Montana started
tin old song, -My Old Kentucky Home,"*
and one vi tae of it was sung with vigor., I
tiie eing'.ng being followed by great cheer--
lug as the young Governor resumed hia
Chairman Richardson, at tho concluslotki
of the demonstration, introduced Hon.<|
J. W. Miles of Maryland, who addressed*-"
tiie convention lu support of conservative*
action upon the platform. While the rural
democracy of his sAate, he said, would
and by that great tribune of the peo
ple, William Jennings Bryan; he begged, I,
tiie convention that it take no action that
would imperii the chances of victory
Mr. Bryan. His heart was beating, htv
said, in time with every principle Of thr
Uhl. go platform, but he felt that suchlf
friend! of Bryan as Senator John WJf
Daniel of Virginia, whose fealty was be*
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