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July g, 1896
THE NEBRASKA INDEPENDENT
SILVER III Will,
DANIEL MADE TEMPO-
HILL VOTED DOWN.
CONVENTION STARTS OFF
WITH A HOT FIGHT.
The Gold mnd Silver Forces Clash at the
Very Start Fiery Speeches Hade by
Both Sides First Blood for the
White Metalllsts The Great
Convention Ball and
Chicago, July S. Over three hoars
before the time for Chairman Harrity
of the Democratic national committee
to call the national convention to
order in the great Coliseum, thousands
on. thousands of people had journeyed
to the structure in the cars, and by 10
o'clock the narrow street leading to
the main entrance was completely
. Sergeant-at-arms Martin was on
hand at an early hour with his staff
of 600 assistant sergeant-at-arms,
doorkeepers and pages, who were ad
mitted to the building while the
crowd clamored outside. At 10 o'clock
the doors were opened and the wild
rush for admission began. In the
WILLIAM F. HARRITY
building everything was on the mam
moth order, even the decorations.
From the lobby the crowd entered an
enclosure, free of seats and serving as
a common ground for delegations to
greet each other before entering the
convention hall beyond. This outer
enclosure is a third of the building,
which was too large in its entirety for
the convention. On one side ran rows
of offices for the newspapers and on
the other was a restaurant stretching
100 feet. Even the details of a post
office had not been forgotten and
Postmaster Hesing had in operation a
well equipped branch office to handle
mail for delegates.
DECOEATION8 OF THE HALL.
The only decoration in the outer
hall was an American flag, which Mr.
Martin spoke of with pride as the
largest flag any country had ever
made. It is 100x60 feet, and five men
were needed to hoist it. Within the
main hall the decorations were artis
tic and effective. The hall is square,
with the seats on all sides. It is twice
the sizebf the Madison Square garden
interior, with two galleries stretching
2,000 feet, or almost half a mile each,
and with 285,0 0 square feet of floor
room. The most striking feature of
' the decoration was pictures of heroic
size of the seven Democratic presi
de nts Jefferson, Jackson, Van Buren.
Polk, Tyler, Buchanan and Cleveland
arranged above the desk of the
chairman, looking down on the dele
gates. That of Mr. Cleveland was in
the middle, with the fathers of Dem
ocracy on either side. Above these
cose a mammoth representation of the
American eagle with the shield of the
,-Mjiited States in its talons. Further
mttie great steel girders which span
bj building1 were wound with bunt
..g, and from between them hung
myriads of flags and semi-circular ro
settes. THE PLATFORM AND INTERIOR.
The platform and presiding officer's
desk were tastefully decorated with
bunting and festoons of evergreen,
with a backing of large palm trees.
Flanking the chairman on either side
ran the press seats, four deep, en
circling the entire front and sides of
the area reserved for the delegates.
Back of the chairman were tiers of
comfortablt theater chairs reserved
for the distinguished guests, about
400 in number, and for the honorary
vice presidents and secretaries. At
either end of the hall rose tier above
tier of seats for the spectators, and
above these the two galleries.
As the delegates entered the hall
they were not greeted by the usual
pennants bearing the names of states,
to locate the seats of delegations. In
stead, each state's location was
marked by an upright staff, with the
name of the state arranged perpen
dicularly on each of its three faces, so
as to be seen from all directions and
yet not to obstruct the view.
Michigan had drawn the point of
vantage on the front seats, immedi
ately before the chairman's desk.
Back of it came Minnesota and then
Mississippi, Missouii, Nebraska, New
, Jersey and others. New York was to
the left and in the rear. It was not a
choice location, from which the ex-
fpected protests of the cold forces
f could be made effectively. Massachu
setts occupied tha front seats to the
right and Pennsylvania to the left
Indiana was far in the rear. The lo
cations had been made alphabetically
and with strict impartiality, and
AlasVa was better off than New York.
A V EN ALTGKLD KEPT WAITING.
ntil the officials were all in dace
ne doors were kept closed. Even the
delegates were prevented from enter
ing. Governor Altgeld, at the head
of the Illinois delegation, approached
a burly policeman, who guarded one
of the doors. Even threats failed to
SENATOR DANIEL, VIRGINIA.
shake the sturdy officer, who was
under ironclad orders from the sergeant-at-arms.
The members of the national com
mittee and the distinguished guests
took possession of the platform early.
One of the most conspicuous of the
latter was Senator Stewart of Ne
vada, whose long patriarchal beard
made him easily recognizable to those
who were made familiar to his face in
the illustrated papers.
Dr. Everett of Boston, the son of
Edward Everett, who turned his back
on the Republican party when Cleve
land was first nominated in this city,
was also present. He has announced
his intention of bolting so that the
limit of his connection with the Dem
ocratic party is already fixed..
Senator Lindsay of Kentucky, whose
gold views will possibly retire him
from public life, and Senator Berry of
Arkansas, who lost a leg in the Con
federate service and who is for 16 to 1,
sat side by side with the chivalric
Senator John B. Gordon.
THE CONVENTION IN ORDER.
Chairman Harrity, as he stepped
forward to the desk, attired in a slate
colored summer suit, provoked a round
of applause from the Eastern dele
gates, reinforced by many of the
Southern and Western men. The
gavel dropped at 12:50 o'clock upon a
ball that had only a dozen of empty
seats. When Mr. Hirrity commanded
the convention to be in order his voice
easily carried over the tumult to the
farthest corner. The figure of the
chairman faced the assemblage for
several minutes while the ushers
swept the aisles clear of conferring
"Gentlemen of the convention will
rise for prayer," the chairman said,
and there was a clatter of chairs as
the body in the center of the hall
came to its feet with considerable con
fusion. The Chaplain, the Rev. Edward E.
Stires of the Episcopal church stepped
forward and offered the invocation,
HILL NAMED BY HARRITY.
As the convention seated itself Chair
man Harrity stepped forward and
with a sharp stroke of the gavel an
nounced in ringing tones the selection
of Senator David B. Hill for temporary
This announcement was what the
gold men were waiting for and with a
shout they leaped to their feet and
with waving arms they shouted out
their approval.' Among the spectators
also there was a cheer of approbation.
Some enthusiastic delegate cried:
"Three cheers for David B. Hill," and
they were given with a wilL
S, P. Sheerin of Indiana, for secre
tary, and John Martin for sergeant-at-arms,
were also announced when
the convention had quieted down.
"What is the pleasure of the con
vention?" asked Mr. Harrity camly,
as if he did not know of the storm
which was to follow.
CLAYTON PRESENTS DANIEL'S NAME.
Mr. Clayton, the member of the Na
tional, committee from Alabama,
arose. Every silver man and every
spectator in the hall knew that the
gage of battle was to be thrown
down and they rose to a man and
cheered. As soon as he announced
that his duty was to present a minori
ty report the demonstration that fol
lowed the announcement of the selec
tion of Mr. Hill's name was as a
breeze compared to a cyclone.
As soon as all was quiet again, Mr.
Clayton presented the following:
"To the Democratic Convention:
The undersigned, members of the Na
tional committee, respectfully recom
mend that the name of the Hon. John
W. Daniel of Virginia, be substituted
in the committee report for that of
the Hon. David B. Hill of New York,
and that the Hon. John W. Daniel be
chosen temporary chairman of the
Henry D. Clayton, Alabama
T. C. McRae, Arkausas.
M. F. Tarpey, California.
C. S. Thomas, Colorado.
Samuel Pasco, Florida.
Clark Howell, Georgia,
a C. Hillard, Idaho.
C. V. Blair, Kansas.
Arthur Sewall, Maine.
D. J. Campau, Michigan.
A. J. Davidson, Montana.
R. J. Keating, Nevada.
F. H. Busby, North Carolina.
W. C. Leistikow, North Dakota.
M. L. Donaldson, South Carolina
J. P. Otfy, Virginia.
W. L. Kuy kendall, Wyoming.
James L. Norris, Di3t of Columbia.
I M. Shannon, Arizona.
H. B. Ferguson, New Mexico.
T. M. Richardson, Oklahoma.
J. W. Burton, Utah.
R. L. Owen, Indian Territory.
As Mr. Clayton concluded with an
emphatic demand for a roll call on the
proposition the silver men again
Messrs. Hill, Whitney, Sheehan and
Fellows, sitting in the New York del
egation, had evidently steeled them
selves to defeat, for they chatted
among themselves and smiled at the
outbursts of applause from the silver
Delegate C. S. Thomss of Colorado
seconded the demand for a roll calL
It was the purpose of the gold men to
naunt their defiance in the faee of
their silver opponents.
harrity checks the silveritf.s.
Chairman Harrity replied firmly to
the cries for a vote with the state
ment that as long as he continued to
preside over the convention the delib
erations would be orderly. He recog
nized Delegate Waller of Connecticut
when order was restored, but the
latter yielded to Mr. McDermott of
New Jersey, saying: "With the con
sent of the convention I will give way
to the trentleman from New Jersey."
Mr. McDermott, a heavily built man
with a white waistcoat, made his way
to the platform and began to say
something whicb merelv brought
upon him a storm of "Louder!" Rais
ing his voice, Mr. McDermott said
that he spoke for New Jersey, the
only state north of Mason and Dixon's
line whih had always cast its elector
al vote for the nominee of a Demo
cratic convention. "I pay trib
ute to the Hon. John W. Daniel,"
he declared, and then went on to
praise the services to the party of the
man who knew no faith except "I am
a Democrat" The partisans of Sen.
ator Hill sent up a shrill cry when the
New Yorker's watchword was flung
across the convention.
"The Democracy believed in the
rule of majorities" Mr. McDermott
continued, "but we are here in re
sponse to precedent" He begged the
Democracy not to begin by violating a
tradition if it had a giant's strength to
save it for the November day and
temper its strength in the convention
WALLER SPEAKS FOB HARMONY.
Ex-Governor Waller stepped to the
front of the platform when Mr. Mc
Dermott sat down. He had a round
red face, with glasses, and a black
frock coat buttoned about a stout
chest His first word quieted the del
egates, but he 60on inspired a shout by
the declaration that the names of
Daniel and Hill should be cheered
together. He advised the election of
Hill as temporary chairman and Dan
iel as permanent "Are there other
arrangements made?" he, asked, sar
castically. "Yes, sir," shouted Congressman
Money from Mississippi, waving a
broad brimmed straw hat from the
block of seats directly below the plat
form. Mr. Whitney and his : fellow dele
gates from New York applauded the
declaration that Hill and Daniel
should be cheered together.
There was an attempt at a demon
stration when Waller shouted that he
would be the last man to bolt and
would stay with the janitor when
every other man had left the Demo
cratic hall, but the determined silver
men were very chary of giving any
Ma waller's wrath aroused.
When Mr. Waller asked if the con
vention was going to turn down David
B. Hill, after another tribute to Hill,
there were laughing cries: "We are;
Adroitly Mr. Waller worked up to
the climax of his speech when he
asked who it was proposed to turn
down a man who had fought all his
life for Democracy. "Turn down
David B. Hill?" he asked. "In God's
name, is this a Democratic conven
tion?' Mr. Waller tried to aDpease the
silver m:n by intimating" that the
speech Mr. Hill would deliver would
not be offensive, but when he asked,
"Will you turn him down?" there
werecriesof "We will."
"Very well," Waller shouted de
fiantly; "turn him down and we will
fight you here and elsewhere."
This was met with a storm of hisses
and one of the silver men shouted:
"Oh, vote for McKinley."
THOMAS OF COLORADO.
C. S. Thomas, national committee
man from Colorado, was then intro
duced amid the plaudits of the silver
men. He declared that it was unheard
of procedure for the national commit
tee to attempt to force upon a conven
tion a chairman in opposition to the
ascertained will of the majority. This
was the reason no minority report
had ever been presented before a con
vention. As he proceeded the 6ilver
delegates cheered, especially when he
openly declared that he and others
Ci1 the Wnaf haA X.'.
indifferent to what the national
committee did. He made a strong
point when he told the convention
that four years ago he had been here
advocating Mr. Hill's nomination for
President, and he and others like him
had been refused a hearing. They
had been cried down. Senator Daniel
had been cried down because Mr.
Hill's opponent, Mr. Cleveland, had
control of the convention. The ma
jority of the convention had a right to
name the temporary presiding officer.
"I appeal to you," he concluded, "to
stand hv the minority report Let it
not be said that in the first skirmish
our pickets have been driven in."
hot talks by silver men.
Tli a impatience of the silver men
rented itself in cries of "vote" when
Mr. Thomas finished, but Chairman
Harrity recognized Charles E. Waller
of Alabama. Mr. Waller proved him
self to be a fiery Southerner, and he
showed feeling when he told how he
had been made to swallow bitter
medicine four years ago when another
New York Democrat had been thrust
over the head of Senator Hill. This
was the first reference to President
Cleveland. It was unfriendly and it
passed without notice at the hands of
the convention. He had something to
say abont the rule of majorities, and
turning to Chairman Harrity fiercely
demanded to be told how the creature
could be above the master.
William F. Tarpey of California fol
lowed in favor of the minority report.
FELLOWS AND CLEVELAND APPLAUSE.
After the Californian had sat down
the galleries rose to peer over into
the pit to. discover the meaning of
fresh cheers, and saw a short, round
man with a red, chubby face and
curly gray hair pushing his way out
from a group of New York delegates
in the corner where Whitney, Hill,
Tracy, Grant and Sheehan were. It
was ex-Cong! essinan John R. Fellows,
the old Democratic war horse, whose
customary reception at national con
ventions in the past had beon
very friendly and not limited to a
faction; a Southerner, transplanted to
New York, whose old comrades now
stayed their accustomed cheers, a
former member of Congress. His first
sentences went unentered, but when
he flung at 'the majority the taunt
that it proposed to begin the conven
tion by adopting a Republican pre
cedent, "disowned, dishonored, flouted
by Democrats always and every
where," there were cheers The con
rention had a precedent, he said, and
ent on: "Four years ago we from
the East and some other sections of
the United States met here to oppose
the candidacy of the present Presi
dent of the United States. He was
interrupted at this indirect mention
of the President by Eastern tp
plause. Then he said that the New
York men doubted whether two-thirds
of the convention four years ago bad
been for Grover Cleveland. .This first
direct mention of the name of Cleve
land brought down an outbreak that
seemed really enthusiastic, and con
tinued for two or three minutes, with
many people on their feet in the gal
leries waving their handkerchiefs and.
hats. The enthusiasm was noticeably
confined to the galleries, and there,
was the unusual spectacle of the audi
ence around four sides of the hall
carrying an enthusiastic cheer while
the actors of the convention, ranged
under the State banners in the center
of the hall, sat nearly quiet
Ma FELLOWS' CLOSING APPEAL.
Then with a flash of his old fire Mr.
Fellows shouted: "Colorado, Califor
nia, Alabama let it ring like a coro
nation hymn that although you gave
as the candidate, New York gave you
the only Democratic President this
country has had in thirty years.
"I make no threats," Mr. Fellows
concluded, eloquently. I shall make
none. We are Democrats. We desire
to march with our party and do what
we can to make its perpetuation and
ascendency successful, but we do not
want you "to inflict this mark of pun
ishment upon us. If you must select
a victim to drag to the altar, at least
do not select one so hallowed to the
people and so loved by the Democ
racy." Marsden of Louisiana spoke for the
substitute. Several other delegates
attempted to speak, but there were
calls from all over the house for a
Ma DANIEL ELECTED CHAIRMAN.
The vote was then taken, while the
convention was very quiet The re
Alabama Yeas 22.
Arkansas Yeas 16.
California Yeas 18.
Connecticut Nays 13.
Colorado Yeas 8.
Delaware Yeas 6.
Florida Yeas 4, nays 4.
Georgia Yeas 26.
Idaho Yeas 6.
Illinois Yeas 43.
Indiana Yeas 30.
Iowa Yeas 26; challenged but not
Kansas Yeaa 20.
Kentucky Yeas 26.
Louisiana Yeas 16.
Maine Yeas 2 nays 10.
Maryland Yeas 4, nays 12.
Massachusetts Nays 50.
Michigan Nays 28.
Minnesota Yeas 7, nays 11.
Mississippi Yeas 18.
Missouri Yeas 34.
Montana Yeas 6.
Nebraska Nays 16.
Nevada Yeas 8.
New Hampshire Nays 8.
New Jersey Nays 20.
New Mexico Yeas 6.
New York Nays 71.
North Carolina Yeas 22.
North Dakota Yeas 6.
Ohio Yeas 46.
Oregon Yeas 8.
Pennsylvania Nays 64.
Rhode Island Nays 8.
South Carolina Yeas 13.
South Dakota Nays 8.
Tennessee Yeas 24.
Texas Yeas 30.
Utah Yeas 6.
Vermont Nays 8.
Virginia Yeas 23, nays 1.
Washington Yeas o, nays 3.
West Virginia Yeas 9, nays 3.
Wisconsin Nays 4.
Wyoming Yeas C
Alaska Nays 2.
Arizona Yeas 2.
District of Columbia Yeas 2.
Oklahoma Yeas 2.
Indian Territory Yeas 2.
Official total Daniel 556, Hill 349,
not voting 1.
The report of the minority of the
National committee was declared
adopted amid great cheering by the
Mr. Harrity then appointed a com
mittee to escort Mr. Daniel to the
chair. The temporary chairman soon
appeared and was greeted with mighty
cheers. As soon as order was restored
he began his speech.
BLAND STILL FAR AHEAD.
The Mlssonrlan's Prospect Good The
Teller Cabal The Gold Men's Plans. ,
Chicago, July 8. So far as the
Presidential situation is concerned,
the assembling of the Democratic na
tional convention to-dav revealed not
the least change in perplexed condi
tions. Bland is indubitably . in the
lead; so much so that the strength of
all the other Democratic candidates
combined is less than his. The only
man whose strength dangerously as
serts itself against him is the Colorado
Republican, whose name may not even
be presented to the convention, but
who may yet be voted for from the
The Keeley Law Upheld.
Milwaukee, Wis., July S In the
circuit court yesterday Judge Johnson
upheld the constitutionality of the
Keeley law and dismissed the demur
rer entered by the county to the suits
brought by the various institutions to
recover for treatment ordered by the
county judges. It is stated that no
tice of appeal 10 the supreme court
will be filed immediately.
Captain Wlborjr Goes to Prison.
Philadelphia, July 8. In the
United States district court yesterday
Captain J. II. S. Wiborg of the steamer
Horsa surrendered himself to complete
the service of his sentence of one year
and four months for carrying on a
military expedition to take men and
arms to Cuba to aid in the war against
Leanrter Defeats Yal e.
Henley on Thames, July 8. Lean
der defeated Yale by a length and
three quarters in 7:0.
POPULISTS HEARD FROM.
TELLER B THE ONLY MAN THEY
ACAINST ANY DEMOCRAT.
Third Party Leaders Issue Manifesto
la Which They Set Forth Their Po
sition Say the Democrats Can
Not Win Alone Colorado
Bolter Strongly Urged
00 the Convention.
Chicago, July 3. The Populist
leaders have issued the following man
ifesto in behalf of Senator Teller:
"Upon the eve of action by the Democratic
national convention about to assemble at the
city of Chicago, we find the si tuution sucb that
we doom it proper to address all frtandi of free
silver coinage nnd financial reform in the
United State. As members of the People's
party, we nave coenpied the position merely
of caroful observation, an I we have not at
tempted to, n r shall we attempt t , dictate to
the Demoora ic national convention; but, as
large numbers of persons, mmy of them dele
gates to that convention, are assuming to ex
prexa their opinions that the People's party
and other advocates of free silver coinage
should acoept thn nominees of the Democratio
convention and join to elect the same upon a
Democrat.o platform, we desire to express our
views upon this subject not as binding upon
the People's party, but as expressive of what
we believe to bo its sentiment
''Four years ago, at Omaha, the People's
party, among other reforms, demanded the
free and unlimited coinage of silver at 16 to 1,
full legal toudor for all debts, I t dipendntly
of any other nation. We were then told by
the Democratio and Republican parties that
this was an economic error. The People's
parry thru became and has remained the iogi
ioal united party for free silver. The Republi
can party has persisted in its policy (or a gold
standard, thereby alienating a large portion of
its former adhorants The Democratio party
is divided, with a majority of its delegates
favoring the Populist doctrine as to fre silver
coinage, while a powerful minority, represent
ing great Democratic Btates, absolutely refuses
to consent to suoh a policy, and its present ad
minis ration, with all its patronage, is in rabid
hostility to the cause of free silver and will ex
ert its vast powor to defeat a free silver candi
date. . V
"The Democratio party, therefore, meets in
national convention nnder most extraordinary
circumstances. It cannot atthistima be sur
prised to find that a vast number of people
look with. distrust upon mere platform pro
fession. "The cause of free silver coinage is the peo
ple's cause. It requires for success against
the mighty powers opposing it the votes of
millions of men who have not acted with the
Democratio party. Hot. then, can that party,
at a time when it is, by hop less division, more
weak and impotent than ever before, under
take this gigantic tas'c in the narrow spirit of
straight party ac ion? If it exrectt tha co
operation of the millions who are ontside of its
rank, it h bound to prove by its acts now and
here that it is sincere, and that it p aces the
success of its cause above the narrow plane of
a mere partisan effort
"If the Democratic pirty expects to ovar
come tbe distrust which the pre ent a i minis
tration has earned f o it, now is tha time to
prove its sincerity.
"There is a candidate upon whom the votes
of all friend 1 of free silv:r cm be united, if all
those who nave the cause at heart will yield
something of their extreme partisanship and
place the cause first and complete party suc
cess socond. He is a candidate who, having
given more than twenty years to h devoted
struggle for this cause and for financial reform,
has shown that he can put bis devotion to his
principles above all party ties or party success.
Teller the Logical Candidate.
"He steppe 1 out of his party when it declared
for the single gold standard, and, standing, ss
be does, untrammeled by party affiliations and
devoted to the cause which the Democratio
party now by a majority declares the supreme
question of the hour, he above all men becomes
the logical candidate upon whom all who love
thiscinse can unite. He is able, competent,
tried, true, earnest, reliable, and can be tri
"To nominate a straight Democrat in a di
vided party, when millions of honest citizens
stand ready to support a non-partisan candi
date is a mere reckless experiment, n t only an
act of supreme folly in this hour, but a defiance
of all prudence, and cannot but be con traed as
meaning that the Democratic party desires to
conjure with the magic of an occasion and
prefers defeat for the canse in a spirit of nar
row partisanship to success by a rational act of
union upon a candidate who can certainly
'The People's partv has other prin ip'es, and
and it has within the states whicli are surely
for silver coinage a following as great as that of
tne Democratic party when its vote in the gold
states :s eliminated
"We feel confident that the People's party is
willing to opm the path to a un on upon Hon.
Henry M. Teller, aDd if this rational, patriotic
opportunity be rejected by the Democratic con
vention in the dot intimation to seek complete
partisan success, regardl"8s of an open path to
victory, then we call the true friends of the
cause that responsibility rests on those who
reject this opportunity, and that it is a conclu
sive proof that we who championed this cause
for years, who ar united for its supporters
Its snfe defenders and will curry it to success.
"Whatcvor may be our individual wihs to
the premis '8, we era forced to say, after an
earnost endeavor to inform ourselves about the
sentiment of the People's party of the country
et large, that that party cannot be in luced to
indorse a candidate tor President who has not
severed his affiliations with the old political
The pronunriammo is signed by: HE.
Tanbone:k, Illinois J B. Weaver, Iowa: Mar
tin Quinn, Oregon; A J. Striator, Illinois;
Edward 8 Greece. Michigan: A W. Nichols,
Mi-hit? in: Howard S, Taylor. Illinois; Thomas
V. ( art r, California: B. O. Flower. Biston,
Mass: A. L. Maxwell, Illlnoiu D. M. Ful
woildnr, Illinois: Chirlis E. Palmer, Illinois;
T. Z Naiarell, Illinois: I J. Mills, Benton,
La : J M Kwing. Michigan; J C. Roberts,
Illinois; Jiimos E Mc Bride, Michigan; Ed
ward Tay or, Illinois; James Winnie, Michi
gan; Eugene Smith, Illinois; W. W. Weaver,
Illinois: Chris O'Brien, lllnoig Herman Al-
shuler, Illinois; Robert Ball. California; M.
M. Miller, Illin is; C B. Matthews, New York;
II D. Aaderson. North Dakota: O. K. Lepliam,
Virginia : C. J. Jones. Oklahoma.
Earl's Daughter Drowns Herself.
London, July 8. Lady Mary Blight,
daughter of the Karl of Dartney, has
been found drowned in a pond at Cob-
ham hall, near Gravesend. It is be
lieved she committed suicide in con
sequence of disappointment in love.
West Virginia will present Jud?e
Jackson of the United States court for
Tbe Ohio delegates voted to support
John 11 McLean for president. There
were five dissenting votes, but under
the unit rule the fortv-six of the State
will be cast for the Cincinnati editor.
The Colorado delegation has decided
by a vote of 5 to 3 to support Senator
Teller for president as a unit in. case
hi name is brought before the con
vention. If Teller's name is not pre
sented the delegation will be for
SIBLEY A CANDIDATE.
The Pennsylvania free Sllverlte ImM
Chicago, July ?. -Ex-Congressman
Joseph C. Sibley of Pennsylvania, ar
rived here yesterday and opened head
quarters at the Auditorium. He
announces himself as a candidate for
the presidency on a free silver plat
form and his friends who have been
J.' C. SIBLET.
here for several days started a vigor
ous and earnest campaign in behalf of
his candidacy. General Warner, pres
ident of the Bimetallic League, has
assured Mr. Sibley of his support, and
the belief is strong that if the silver
Ites decide to select an Eastern mau
for either first or second place on the
ticket they will unite on, Sibley.
NO BOLT FOR WHITNEY.
The New York Gold Leader Emphatlo-
ally Against Such Action.
Chicago, July 8. When Whitney
was told he was credited with not be
ing adverse to a bolt, he said:
"You may deny that emphatically.
I am not in favor of a bolt; I do not
want a bolt, and I shall urge that do
such action be taken We are Demo
crats. I have not heard of the al
leged overtures of the Boies people to
the gold men, but it is not impossible
and there may be such breaks when
tbe silver men find the arbitrary way
in which the leaders will try to dis
pose of their booms."
Such Tammany men as Senator
Cantor, Congressman Sulzer and John
C Sheehan assert that they will abide
by what the majority does, and will
not bolt or refuse to vote on any
question. The majority of the New
York delegates are apparently of the
same mind, and Massachusetts and
Pennsylvania, the' two other leading
States in tbe gold movement, are in
RIOT AT A CYCLE RACE.
Ticket Holders Thought They Had Been
' Buncoed Hake Trouble.
Minneapolis, Minn., July 8 A
serious riot occurred last night
in connection with the six-day wo
men's bicycle race at the Twin City
cycle track. About 5,000 people had
gathered to see the finish of a close
contest, and they had paid an extra
admission fee. .Dottie Fransworth,
one of the contestants, was too ill to
ride, and when this announcement
was made to the crowd the riot ensued.
The crowd tore up the track, broke
the seats, smashed all the glass and
threw stones at each other, as well as
using clubs. Squads of policemen
from all over the city were called on,
but they were powerless against the
enraged crowd, and it was two hours
before order Was restored and then
only by the combined efforts of the
BLAND BOOMERS PARADE.
St. Louis. Kansas City an I Topeka Attract
Attention Fireworks and Banners,
Chicago, July 8. The first street
parade of the convention was organ
ized last night by the Bland contin
gent The Bland clubs of St Louis
and Kansas City and the Topeka
ilambeau club, with a few unat
tached enthnsiasts, formed the prot
cession, With their bands and a
wagonload of fireworks, the thousand
marchers managed to make a great .
display in proportion to their cum
bers, i . Portraits of "Silver Dick,"
mammoth silver dollars and such
legends as "Free silver and free men,"
"The producing classes protest
against 200-cent dollars," and "Bland
will carry Missouri by 150,000," were
conspicuous in the line.
Gold Platform Obnoxious.
Cartiiage, Mo., July 8. A meeting
of kicking silver Republicans was held
at the Circuit court room last night,
with Judge J. M. Weeks in the chair.
A strong manifesto was issued to silver
Republicans and a big organization
was formed. Many Republicans of
this section are all for free silver, and
kick against the gold platform.
Cretan Independence. ;
London, July 8. A dispatch to the
Standard from Athens says that the
Cretaus yesterday elected a provision
al government, decided to proclaim
the union of the island with Greece,
and express the hope that autonomy
will be granted the island under the .
surveillance of the powers.
Eloping Organist and Tenor Caught.
St. Louis, Mo., July t. Miss Effle
Culver, aged 15, daughter of Dr, D. M.
Culver of Imliansnn is. nnd fall in T
Campbell, aged 34, a married man,
1 1 . . 1 X I . . A , . ,
wuii muiwuiroui m a i city twelve uays
ago and had been living here since,
were arrested last nio-ht, nnr) utnthmlr
to Indianapolis. The couple first met
t tne oixtn mnstian church or
(udianaoolis of which Miss Culver wa.
arganist and Campbell tenor.
The gold men are highly elated
aver the selection of Hill and the seat
ing of gold contestants in Nebraska
and Michigan I ,
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