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Among the sermons preached by Ilcv.
Dr. Tnlmngo in Knglntid, the otio so
, lcoted fr publication this week Is from
Uhe text: Slafthrw jlxvll. 'J2, "What
shall I do with Jesus?"
. A'llnto was an unprincipled politician.
llo had Hj-mpathlos, convictions of right
ntta desires' to ho hoVesi; but nil these
wcro submerged by a wish to bo popu
lar and to please, tho people. Two dis
tinguished prisoners wcro lit tho grasp
of government, and the proposition was
made to free ono of them. There stands
Jlnrubbas, tho murderer; there stands
Christ, the Saviour of the world. At tho
demapdof the people tho rencgndo Is
net IrcO, but Jesus is Held, ah iuc nam
Midgcd and cruel 'eyed Hurabbas goes
among his sympathizers, receiving tnoir
coarse congratulations, Pilate turns to
Ids other distinguished prisoner mild,
meek, Inoffensive, loving, solf-sacrllle-lug
and he is confounded as to what
course he had hotter- take, so ho 1m
pnneWlho mob as a jury to decide, say
ing to them: "What shall 1 do, then,
Oh, It Is no dried or withered question,
but ono that throbs with warm and
quick pulse In tho heart of every man
and woman here. We must do some
thing with Jesus. Ho Is hero. You
nnd I'nro not, so certainly hero as He Is,
for,. llclUJs.nli this 'place tho loving,
living, 'dying Christ nnd each ono of
-us will have tonsk and answer for him
self tho question, "What shall I do,
then, with Jesus?" Well, my friends,
there nro three br four things you can
do with him.
You can, in. the first place, let Him
Etnnd without u word of recognition;
but I do not tldntc your sense of com
mon courtesy will allow that. JIu
comes walking on such a long journey,
you will certainly give Hhna chair on
which Ho may sit. Ho Is so weary, you
would not let Him stand without some
recognition., If a beggar comes to your
door, you recognize him and say:
"What do you want?" If you meet a
Btranjjer faint in tho street, you say:
"What Is tho matter with you?" and
your common humanity, and your com
mon sympathy, and yourcommon sense
of propriety yvllnot allow you to let
JIIn$ ntand without recognition tho
Wpurjdqd, Ono of tho hills. You will
nsk: What makes Hint weep? whero
was Ho hurt? who wounded Him?
whence enmo Hu? whither goes He? I
know there havo been men who have
with outrageous Indifference hated
Christ, but I know very well that that
la notwhat you will do with Jesus.
Another thing,you,cnn do.wlth him
yoyvvnut ihrnst Hilm "back iroin your
heart and tell him to stand aside. It an
Inoffensive person comesand persists lit
standing closo up to you, and you havo
In various ways given him to under
stand that you do not want his presence
or his society, then you ask tho reason
of his iinpertlncuco and bid him away.
'Well, thofc, is what wo. can do with
Jesus. lj i )
lie hs stood closo by us a great
whilcA-cntwenJy.jtuIrt', forty years.
HeKhns stood closu by'yott three times n
day, breaking bread for your household,
nil night watching by your pillow; Ho
bus been In tho nursery among your
children; llo has been In tho store
among your goods; Ho has been in tho
factory amid the Hying wheols, and now
if you do not like His society you can
lid Him away; aye, If Ho will not go
yoa can take Him by tho throat and
tell Him you do not want Ills inter
fcroucn; that you do not want His
breath on your check; that you do not
want His eye on your bchnvlor. You
can bid Hhn away, or If Ho will not go
In that way, then you can stamp your
foot, ns you t ould at a dog, nnd cry,
Yet I know yon will not treat Jesus
that way. When Pilate could not do
that, you could not. Desperadoes and
outlaws might do so, but I know that
Is not tho way you will treat him, that
that la not what you will do with Jesus.
There is another thing you can do with
1dm you can look on him merely ns un
optician to euro blind eyes, or an artist
to tuno denf cars, a friend, n good
irlcuu, n helpful oinpunIou, n
cheerful passenger on shipboard; but
that? will amount to nothing. You can
look upon him ns a God and be abashed
while hu louses the ttorm, or blasts a
fig tree, or heaves a rock down tho
mountain side. That will not do you
nny good; no more save your soul than
the admiration you havo for John Mil
ton or W'Watu Shakespeare.
I can think of only ono more thing
you enn do with Jesus, and that Is to
tako lllm'liito your hearts. That Is tho
"best thing you can do with Hint; that Is
tho only safo thing ypu can do with
111m, and may tho Lord omnipotent by
spirit help mp ,to persuade you to do
that, A minister of Christ was speak
ing to somu children and said, "1 will
point you to Christ," A little child rose
in the audtenco and came p and put
bcrhnnd in tho'hnndof the pastor and
Enid: "Please, sir, take mo to Jesus
now. I want to go now." Oh, that It
might bo now" with such simplicity of
experience that you and I joiu hands
nnd seek' after Christ and get an expres
sion of his benefaction am) his mercy!
You may take Christ Into your confi
dence. If you can not trust Hhn, whom
can you rust? 1 do not offer you a dry,
theological .technicality. I simply nsk
you to come uuil put both feet on tho
"Rock of Agcse" Tako hold of Christ's
hand and draw Him to your soul with
perfect abandonment and hurl yourself
into tho deep sea of Ills mercy. Ho
comes and bays, "I will cave you," If
you do not think Ho Is a hypocrite nnd
a liar wlion Ho says that, boliovo Him
and say: "Lord Jesus, I believe; here Is
toy heart Wash it. Havo It Do it
noV, Aye, It Is dono; for I obey thy
promiso and come. 1 can do no more.
Thnt is nil Thbti hast asked. I come.
Chi.st Is miuo, l'urdon is mine. Heaven
Why, my friends, you put more trust
in everybody than you do In Christ, and
in everything; more trust in tho bridge
crossing tho stream? In tho lndder up to
tho loft; more trust to the stovo that
confines the fire; more truifcHhncdok
thnt prepares your food; mora, trust in
the clerk that writes your books' In tho
druggist that makes tho medicine; In
tho bargain maker with whom you
trade; more trust in nil these things
than In Christ, although ho stands this
moment offering without limit, and
without mistake, and without excep
tion, universal pardon to all' Who want
it Now, Is not that cheap enough all
things for nothing? (
This Is tli6 wliolo of tho Gospel ns I
understand it that If'yuu'boilevclhnt
Christ died to save you you nro saved.
When? Now. No more doubt about it
thnn thnt you sit there. No moro doubt
about it than that you havo a right
hand. No more doubt about it than that
there is a God. if you had committed
live hundred thousand transgressions,
Christ would forgive you just as freely
ns If you had never committed but one;
though you had gone through the whole
catalogue of crimesarson, blasphemy
and murder Christ would pardon you
just as freely, you coming to Him, ns
though you had committed only tho
slightest sin of the tongue. Why, when
Christ comes to pardon u soul Hi; stops
for nothing. Height is nothing. Deptli
is nothing. Enormity Is nothing. Pro
trnetediiesH Is nothing.
O'er sins IIIhi mountains for their slro,
Tho sent of cotcrrlgn grace expand
'I'liu hciis of sou'rclgn Knu'u urine.
Lord Jesus, I give up all other props,
give up all other expectations. Uulncd
and undone, 1 lay hold Thee. 1 plead Thy
promises. I fly to Thy arms. "Lord save
me, I perish." When tho Christian com
mission went Into the army during tho
war there were n great multitude of
hungry men and only a few loaves of
bread and the delegare of the com
mission was cutting tho bread and giv
ing It out to wounded and dying men.
Some ono came up and said: '.'Cut those
slices thinner or' there will not be
enough to go around." And then tho
delegate cut the slices very thin and
handed tho bread around until they all
had some, but not much. Hut, blessed
be God, there Is no need of economy in
thlsGospel. 1 tread for nil, bread enough
nnd to spare. Why perish with hunger?
Agarn, 1 advise you, as onu of tho best
things you can do with Christ, to tako
him Into you love. Now there are
two things which mako us love any one
Inherent attractiveness and then what
he docs In tho way of kindness toward
us. Now Christ Is in both therfe posi
tions. Inherent utmctlveuossy-fnircr
than tho children oLtnen, tho luster of
the morning In his wo, the glow of tho
setting sun In his fheek, myrrh und
frankincense in tho breath of his lip.
InaHcavou of holy beings, the best.
In a Heaven of mighty ones, the strong
est. In a Heaven of great hearts, the
tonderost and the most sympathetic.
Why, sculpture has never yet been able
to chisel his form, nor painting to pre
sent the Hush of his cheek, nor music to
strike his charms; and the' greatest sur
prise of eternity will bo tho first mo
ment Svhen wo rush Into his presence
nnd with uplifted hands nnd streaming
eyes and heart hounding with rapture,
wo cry out, "This Is Jcsusl"
All over glorious IS my"I.orJ," '
lie must bo loved anil ytol ndorca:
III unrth. If nil Oin tmffmiit 1tinw.
Sure, tWwholo c.irtli would love lilm too. '
Has He not done enough to'win our
affections? Peter tlo Great, laying
aside royal authority, wept down among
tho ship carpenters W help them, but
llussln got tho chief advantage of that
condescension. John Howard turned
his hack upon tho refinements und went
around prions to spy out their horrdWs
und relieve their wrongs, but English
criminals got tho chief advantage of
that ministry, llut when Christ comes,
It is. for you and me. Tho sncrlflco for
you nnd me. Tho tenrs for you and me.
Tho crucifixion 'for you and me.
if I were hopelessly in debt, and
some one came and paid my debts nnd
gave mo a receipt in full, and called off
tho pack of hounding creditors; if I
were on a foundering ship, and you
camo in n life-boat and took mo off,
could 1 over forget your kindness?
Would I over allow an opportunity to
pass without rendering you it service or
attesting my gratitude and lovo? Oh,
how ought wo feel toward Christ, who
plunged Into tho depth of our sin and
plucked us out?
Ought It not to sot tho very best emo
tions of our heart Into tho warmest
aye, tt red hot glow? Tho story is so
old that pcoplo almost get tislerp whllo
they nro hearing. And 'yet' there ho
hangs Jesus thu man, Jesus the God.
Was there anything before or blneo,
anything to bo compared to this spec
tacle of generosity and woo? JJld heart
strings ever Mum with a worse torture?
Were tears ever charged with a hearten
grief? Did blood ever gush, in each
globule the price of n soul? Tho wavo
of earthly malice dashed its bloody
foam against one foot, tho wave of in
fernal mnlice dashed against his other
foot, while tho, storm' of God's wrath
against sin beat on his thorn-pierced
brow, and all tho hoMs of darkness
with gleaming lanees rampaged through
His holy soul.
Oh, seo the dethronement of Heaven's
King! the Conqueror fallen from tho
whlto horse! the massacre of n God!
Weep, ye who have tears, over tho lone
liness of His exilo and tho horrors 'of
His darkness. Christ sacrificed on tho
funeral pyro of a world's transgression;
tho good for tho bad, tho great for the
mean, tho infinite for the finite, tho
God for tho man. Ob, If thero be In all
this audience one person untouched by
this story of the Saviour's lovo, show
me where ho is, that I may mark the
monster of Ingratitude and of crime. If
you could hco Christ as Ho Is vou would
ribo from your scut and
. . -. '
nd lling yourselves
down ut his feet, crying: "My Lord, my
light, my love, my Joy, my peace, my
strength, my expectation, my heaven,
my all Jesus! Jesus!"
Oh, you can not. lovo him? Do you
want moro of hlf tears? Why, ho has
bhed them all for you.' llo has no more.
Do you want moro of his blood? His
arteries wcro emptied dry, and the iron
hand of agony could press out nothing
more. Would you put lilm to woruo ox-
ii ' iWl...l,M.,l Ii .ii,n.Nhfc.. .HI i. ...,.,.ipA.l, l Ml,
eructation? Then', drlvo another nail
Into his hn'nd, nnd plunge anothcrspenr
into his side, nnd twist nnothor thorn
into his crown, und lash him with nn
othor ilnmo of infernal torture. "No,"
nayssomo one; "stop! slopl ho shall
not bo smitten ngaln. Knough tho
tears. Enough tho blood. Knough
tho torture. Enough tho ngony."
"Enough," cries earth. "Enough,"
cries Henvcn. Aye, "Enough," erica
1)611. At last' enough.
Oh, look at him, thy butchered Lord,
tinshroudcd nnd ghastly as they Hung
Him froui tho tree, lib wounds gaping
for a bandage. Are there no hands to
closo these eyes? Then let tho sun go
out nnd there be midnight Howl, yo
winds, and howl, ve seas, for your Lord
Is dead! Oh, what more could ho hltvo I
donui for you nnd for mo thnn ho has '
done? Could ho pay a bigger price?
Could ho drink a moro bitter cup?
Could ho plunge Into a worse, catastro
phe? And can you not lovo him? Groan
ngaln, O blessed Jesus, that they may
feol thy sacrifice! Groan again. Put
the four fingers and tho thumb of thy
wounded hand upon them that tho gash
in the palm may strike their soul und
thy warm life may bleed Into them.
Groan ngaln, O Jesus, and see if they
will not feet.
Oh, whnt will you do with such n
Christ as that? You have got to do
something with Him this morning.
Whnt will you do with Jesus? Will you
pluy lilm ngain by your sin? Will you
spit upon Him again? Will you crucify
Him ngaln? What will you do with
Him who has loved you moro than a
Brother's love, moro than a father's
love, yen, moro than a mother's lovo,
through all these years? Oh, is it not
enougii to make the hard heart of tho
rock break? Jesus! Jesus! What shall
wo do with thee?
I havo to say that tho question will
after awhile change, and It will not bo
whnt shall wo do with Christ, but what
will 'Christ do with lis? King all tho
bells of eternity ut tho burning of a
world. In that day what do you think
Christ will do with us? Why, Christ
will say: "Thero Is that man whom
I cnlled. Thero is that woman whoso
soul I importuned. Hut they would not
any of my ways. I gave them Innumer
able opportunities of salvation. They
rejected them nil. Depart, I never knew
you." lllcssed be God, that day has
not come. Halt, ye destinies of eterni
ty, nnd give us one more chance. Ono
more chance, and this is It
Some travelers in tho wilderness of
Australia a few years ago found tho
skeleton of a man nnd some of his gar
ments, and a rusty kettle on which tho
man had written or scratched with his
finger unit these words: "O God, I am
dying of thirst. My brain is on lire.
Iy tonguo Is hot God help mo In tho
wilderness." Oh, how suggestlvo of
the condition of those who die in tho
wilderness of sin through thlrbt Wo
take hold of them to-day. Wo try to
bring tho cool water of tho rock to their
lips. te say, "Ho, every ono
thlrstethl" God, thy fnther, nwalts
thee. Ministering spirits who watch
the ways of the soul bend now this mo
ment over this immortal auditory to scr
what wo will do with Jesus.
A CURIOUS PIG.
It rllinln Trrc nml Him Other ItciniirU.
ulilv Attribute. j
An account of a curious pig comes
from Australia. A Mr. Lo Mortemore,
living at Seriana creek, Queensland,
has lately shot an animal which he de
scribes as a sort of tree-climbing pig. For
it number of years wild pigs havo been '
numerous in that locality, und his
theory is that tho original or common
pig has been changed, partly by tho
necessities of his wild life, into tho
variety he has dNeovcrd.
Tho captured animal weighs abot a
hundredweight, and Is pretty fat, with
bristly brown fur. Smill black bpots,
snout and cars like a pig; but tho jaw
is furnished with front teeth Hko a ro
dent, and has also largo canines nnd
powerful back grinders.
"Tho fore feet nro furnished with
hook-like claws, but tho hind ones with
only two hooks on each hoof. Tho tail
is thick, about a foot long, and highly
prehensile, and in a state of rest it is
usually carried by the animal In what
is known as a 'Flemish coll.' A Flemish
coil, I believe, somewhat resembles tho
This last item about tho new Austra
lian pig is impressive. It shows that
this pig's Ideas about tho proper ar
rangement for a tall aro novel and
btrjklng, and that ho must havo de
voted some attention to tho subject.
This Australian nnlmal hns other
peculiarities. It is furnished with it
pouch, which it appears to use for carry
ing a supply ot loou while traveling or
migrating to fresh pastures. "In
drought the nnlmal climbs trees, and
hangs by itB tail while It gathers Its
food by its hook Claws."
Mr. LoMortemore Intends ensnaring
more of these pigs. Hu declares that
the fiesh is excellent, "resembling veal
and ham pie."
A pig that climbs trees, carries his
tall In a Flemish coll and his dinner In
a bag, and whoso ilesh furnishes veal
and hnin pics, Is certainly :t novelty,
eveu in Australia, tho land of novelties.
Harper's Young People.
Tho battle of Lexington, April 10,
177E, marked tho beginning of tho Amer
ican revolution. Tho Hrltlsh, 800
strong, marched to Lexington and Con
cord during tho night of April 18, for
the purposo of destroying the, stores of
tho patriots. They wcro met at Lex
ington by 70 patriots, whom they fired
upon and dispersed. Tho patriots from
the region round alwut speedily gath
oml " ,r "s' Bn" u-.u"y P
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ing their retreat and severely harassing
them on tho march. Hrltlsh loss, ',i;
Tho Hoy Felt Safe. Father to
youthful son Now, hoh .hero, my lad
die, if you over do that again Pll make
you binurt for It Son, Youcun't do It
Teacher says I wa;bora "blupld and no
power on earth eau makdT mo huutrt .
Detroit Frcu Pi tbs.
..nil l ili)
Tho Pooplo'a Party Convention
NntnoH Its Candidatos.
Oen. John II. Wrarer for I'rciltlent mid
Jitmr ), Field, of Vlrftlnln, for Vice
Omaha, Neb., July 5. Tho commit
tee on permanent organization an
nounced Its rendlness to report as soon
as tho people's ' party convention mot
yesterday morning and submitted tho
"Your commlttco on permanent or-
gnnlzatlon beg leave to submit tho fol-
lowing report: For permanont chair
man, II. L. Louoks, South Dakota,
Prolonged applause. For permanent
secretary, J. W. Hayes, New Jersey.
Applause. For assistant occretarlos,
8. S. King, of Kunsas; Ocorgo Wilson,
I Of MlpllllTlltl! 11. V. llolimnrlf nf .'tnntli
Carolina, and I). W. Monroe." Follow-
OK.V. J. it. WK.VVKK.
ing thjs was also a long list of vice
chairmen, each stnUi being represented
in tho distribution of this honor. The
report was unanimously adopted amid
applause and Temporary Chairman
Ellington at onco introduced his suc
cessor. It was a plcturesquo spectuolo when
Permanent Chairman Louelcs standing
firmly on his one leg and swinging a
crutch at arm's length waved tho great
assemblage to order. Ills speech as It
progressed was a surprise to it majority
of the convention, but its impetuosity
and fire if not Its hints for and ugalust
candidates elicited cheers at every fow
words. Mr. Louoks said:
3rntlcmtta of the Convention: Tho tlmo hns
nrrlved when wo tnimt btfi?in the sorlom busi
ness of tnts ennreuttoh. t hclievo that wo h.tvo
had n HumdeiK.nmoiint of oratorr ns n prollml.
n.ry to onr worRTinl-wn can Ulnponso with It
,uutll vrc llnlsh our butlne-i. Th'refore, I hire
no siecvb tu mulct to you this morning, but I
wtmlJ h lei thn human If I dlil not extend to
ou ray sincere th-inks for tho honor conferred
uron mo of preslflliiK ovrr thli, tho Krnmli-st
riui iari?eit convention tint n:i ever own held
In tho United State or anywhero In tho civi
lized world. AnplnusR. I c.innot rcsht tho
temptation of saying a Tory few words to con
gratulate yuu on thu sticccm of thlitn.Uj-ntllcent
I convention. It Is u cr:md tribute to tho clvlll
ztUloti of tho present century. In tho put nges
I when Rrent revolutions wero In pnure-m they
! havo been brought about at n rulo by tho
I word, by the bullet. This Is tho trreatcst of
ill rcr lulloiH, us being propelled by that silent
power of education Urn ballot. Applnuso.
J It inn grand trlbuto to tho present clvlllzv
tton nnd, though many of our friends think tho
republic ji In danger, I am ono of tlioso who be
lieve that when tho people of this nation, tho
great mnsi of wealth product-, have como up
to thnt htirh standard of ctuwrltis this system
t-ovornmont by tho ballot thst thli nation Is
i en saved or will be saved by this means und
wo can certainly congratulate ourselves. Ap
p!auHO Wo can cougrntulato ourselves that
ho nro projrresilMf nil nlon? the lino. Why. I
havo not ltrnrd of n ulnsrlo s iloon In Omaha hav
ing to double its eiipaclty to nccommodsta tills
vast crowd. Loud npplamo. That, I thlnlt,
was not trua ot somo 'other contention cltlc-4 or
lomo other conventions In tho past Wo can
congratulate ourselves on that.
I want to corunitulato you on tho harmony
thit has prevailed nil throush. Thoro nro n
(treat many delegate from ull parts of the coun
try nnd they did not know who their candidate
won to bo. Slates htro not boon fixed up by
this convention and we nro nil ut sea, but tho
result undoubtedly will be thnt the cholcoof
tho pcop'o will be nominated by this oonTou
tlon Inpplaurij, nnd not tho cholcs of machine
o'cmvnu of tho nation. You hear talk In tho
other conventions nbont nominating certatn
men because they can enrry certain mates We
do not hear of fhst In this convention by tho
delegate- nt len. Tho question l, who repre
sents our principles. Moro thuu that, ihero Is
a spirit abroad hero thnt tho man who Is nomt-
mica t KtH convention must not only swim
1 squarely upon our platform of principles, but
ho niuit h ive burnud tho bridges behind him.
Wu arout critical pcrloH und wo cinnot
afford to tako sny eh,noe.. Wo wsnt no donhtl
f ul men to land this movemont Wo ion' l want
to hare to hiqulre how any man stands on our
j platform if prInripU-i We muni know that ho
Ins been wtth h lontr enouith to have hien
found true or he will rind no place hero. I htro
heard imo thins' that lis discouraged ran a lit
tin that wo mufftnot nominations of the old
KU rd who have been In the front of, this movo
' mont nil tho tUro. Did you ever heir In it
democratic lonventioa or In a repnbllwm con
tention tho Htiitemsnt mads that hecatifo n
man was active in protu;-tlnv republican doe-
trluoordemoorntlo doolrtnn that he mnst ifi'
Unovk'l oil tho hwtd unl sent to the renrf
(Cries of never J Why, I hsvo loon told
Lore that tt will not do to nominate, a man wlw
lias been a areonUn ker. You have not to notnl
I nato u man win fmi bef n either n Breonb.iskor
I or n Kold bug und tako your choice. A irrcen
i backer? Whr, bloss your souls this movemont
wiih Ix'tfim bv irreenbaukors. Although I tako
I tredlt for biting tho father of this movement,
I In Um present form, tho seed sown by tho old
Krrt'iintickcr. Is what Inn brought forth this
movement, llut somebody says t.ikaupauew
man, who thonirh he mar njtrro with thi crcon
back movement, his not bcn irtontttlml wtth It
In tho past. Tho II rst Issue of Greenbacks w.ts tho
greenbacks tint rrmilnol at pnr nil during tha
war lint there wus.n row Issuo of greenbacks
that had un exception ctntKo in It It Is on tho
principal of thy original greonbackers thtt this
movemont was founded I bullovo In your o
looting a mini for the hour u innu who will
meet tlw approval cf tho icoplo lnsldo tho pvr
ty. Uonot bo afraid of what tho opposition
may s y. You ltrlng up n mm horo nnd say ho
has not mslo enemies In this movement nnd 1
eiiv bo is not worth that (wtth tt iim of tho
llugon In this movement. Wo wnnl n man who
has made enemies for this cnuo und i ho will
go forward and mako moro rnemlo-. in the fu
ture, (tuch n man I am satisfied yog will nomi
All over this United Slates nro trlcnas who
nru waiting;. Thoy uro matting until tho tele
graph ticks tho news ot the nominee, .t thin
convention. I don't want to disappoint our
friends nil over this nation I know you dn not
want to. so, lot ns pro.'nol to business and us
hoon us possible sond over tho wires tho uaino
of tho m-n who will occupy tho White house
for tho ne-Tt,f,otir,ypars., (Cht-ers-l
nnd n ren-t from the committee on
rules a recess was taken.
Omaha, Nob., July 5. It was 3 o'clock
beforo tho people's convention got to
business in tho afternoon.
Tho committee on reolutlons road
tho lengthy preamble and then offered
the following platform:
Wo demand n national currencj. safe, sound
and flexible, issued by tho gcncr.il government
only, n full legal tender for all deb if. publljaud
private nnd that without the usi of banking cor
porations, a Just, cqiiltililo nnd orflitent means
of distribution direct to tho people, u tax not to
oxcecd 2 tier cent, por anuum to bo provided ns
ot forth in the suii-trcnsury plan of tho Far
mers' AUlanco, or u bettor system: also by pay
ments in dtschnrgo ot Its obligations for public
(A) Wo demaad froo and unlimited colnngo
of silver nnd gold at tho present legal ratio of
lit to I.
(!)) Wo demand that tho amount of clroulnt
lng medium bo i.poodlly Incro.noil to not lesi
th.it: t.V) p4r capita.
((') - Wo demaad a graduated tnoorao tax.
(D) Wo bollovo th it the money of the coun
try should bo kept us nuioh m possible In the
hands of tho people and honoo ws demand that
tilt state nnd tnUonnl revenues "hall bi limited
to tho necessary oxpnnsiM of the government
economically nuJ huuostly administered.
(H) Wedomaud that postal savings banks
bo established by tho fovornmont for tho auto
depositor tho earnings of thu peoplo and to
(F) Transporratlon bolnf a method of ci
ch.ingo nnd n pnbllo necessity, tho govorninont
should own und opurato tho railroads lu tho
Interest of tho pcoirtc
(O) Tho telegraph, tolcpbono, Hko the post
ofDce system being n nocoslty for tho tr.ns
mission ot news, should bo ownoJ nn4 oporntod
by the governmont In tho tntwxtitof tho people.
Tha land inclu Jlrvf nil tho natural souracsof
wealth, Is tho heritage- of tho people and should
not be mntopoU24 forspooulaUro purposes,
uud nllcn ownership of bind should bo pro
hibited. All lnnS.s now hold ay rnllroH Is nnd
other corporations in oxooss ot their actual
needs, nnd nil land' nuw uwiuU by aliens should
bo reclaimed by th) gt-vcrnnent und bold for
actual settlers only.
Tho rending of tho platform was
warmly greeted, nnd its unanimous
adoption almost instantly followed,
A remarkable seono cusued. It be
gan by tho convention rising iu their
chairs, cheering, swinging coats whiel.
had been taken olT on account of the
heat waving liats and fans nnd throw
ing things into tho air. All tlus ileliv
gates wero on their f 3ot uud the stage
was crowded with inumbyrv of tho com
mittee on resolutions.
Omaha, Neb., July S. Delegates woro
prompt In arriving for tho night session
and they wero till nervous and expect
ant, owing to the la ok of positive und
final Information us to the possibility
of an necept'itiee of the nouiluutlon by
Judge Uresham. Tho audtonuo whs n
Tho llrst actual business was tho
reading by Chairman Ilrnnoh of tho
resolutions commltteo of it stipplviinnt
to tho platform. Thu Immigration
plank and anti-Plukerton plank wore
When the first paragraph, that relat
ing to tho elections bill and tho Austral
Ian ballot system, was road it delegate
moved to lay It on tho table. They al
ready had the Ht Louis platform, hu
said. His motion got a souvnd, but was
beaten most decisively oa n Tote, nearly
tho whole convention voting no.
As soon its tho muling was ilulshexl
llranch moved ita adoption. Tho mo
tion was promptly seconded nnd it was
adopted beforo some protectants could
get tt hearing. Thoy protested against
any "gag" law and moved a reconsider
ation, but on its being put to a vote it
was defeated by a vivti vix.h; vote, though
delegates from Ohio and Mississippi
protested against this method of count
ing aud demanded a call of states on tho
Mr. llranch thon Introduced Hugh
Cavanngh, of Ohio, secretary of tho res
olutions commltteo, who road tho fol
lowing resolution, unanimously adopt
ed by the committee:
Itesolved, That this convention sympathizes
with thu Knights of Labor In their righteous
contest with tho tyrannical combine of clothing
manufacturers of Hochesternnd declares It to
lie. the duty of all w ho h tto tyranny uud oppres
sion to refuse to purohaso tho goods made by
tho said manufacturers or to patronlzo uny
merchants who sell such goods.
Tiie resolution was adopted by aocla
matlon. At last the moment had arrived whon
all was ready ami tho roll of states was
culled for the presentation of candidatos
for the presidency. Tho first state,
"Alabama," was scarcely shouted by
tho secretary when J. C. Manning, of
Alabama, arose and promptly pktccd in
nomination n man, "the mention of
whose name creates such enthusiasm as
was never henrdln our state. Ho is nn
old wnr horse, but I say ho Is good for
a thousand campaigns yet to come."
"Who Is ho?'1 shouted a voice.
"(Sen. James 1$. Weaver, of Iowa."
California was tho noxt stato to re
spond, and an enthusiastic delegate
from that state said hi. state was di
vided on the presidency, but hu would
vote for Weaver if no other man from
that state did. Applause.
The place of Colorado was yielded to
Col. S. P. Norton, of Illinois, whoplneod
Senator Kylo, of South Dakotay In
Stephen II. Ilashor, of Illinois, pastor
of tho Progressiva church, nominated
ox-Senator Van Wyck, of Nobroska.
litis nomination later was withdrawn.
A Htampsde soou followed to Weaver.
From tha very beginning of the roll
call Weaver led all his competitors, and
ho overwhelming was tho vote e:;t for
him that his nomination was practically
assured before tho ballot was half com
pleted. Tho Weaver Infection t-eemed
to spread, nnd as Mate after statu oast
its yote almost unanimously for Weaver
tho people grow wildly euthuhtnstlc,
cheering boing loud and long continued.
Norton, of Illinois, moved to make
the nomination unanimous and Schil
ling, of Wisconsin! Washburno, of
Massachusetts, and tho delegates from
South Dakota, Montana and Massa
chusetts, seconded tho motion.
It was carried amid a hurrah and
loud cheering, ending with o.tlls for
"Weaver." Tho genorol wns not pres
ent and n committee was appointed to
escort him to tho hall. It was now
nf tor 1 a. in. With little delay a roll
call of states for nominations for vice-
president was begun.
Oeorgo P. Oaltzcr, of Alabama, pre
sented tho name of Mr. Hen Torroll, of
Texas, for tho honor.
Doleguto lleverly, of Arkansas, nomi
nated ox-Confcdcrato Gen. James O.
Plcld of Vlrgiula, who had previ
' ti'JaWtiUaMSiavay twUTittfaasrj
ously received ono volo on the prcaldcn
tlal ballot A dolegato from Colorado
seconded tlio nomination, as did polo
A Florida delegate named Brti Tor
roll, of To.tas.
Jutncs O, Flold was nominated on the)
Tlio National Committer.
Omaha, Nob., July C Tho following1
is the national committee as reported
to the convention:
Alabnmt-J. 1). Wiua, C It Manning and
Arknnsas-J. W. DolUson, J. M. Plttman and
B. It Hay. '
,Callforiln Jesse Pounds tone, Goorgo D.
Johr.sorf ndd Ii. M. Hamilton.
Color.tdo-I U. Horry, J. A. Wnyland nnd A,
Connecticut HoboH Pyno. A. S. Hough ton
nnd Henry C. Ualdwla.
Florida B. S. Uarvoy, P. U Jonklns nnd A.
Ocorgbt J. UL Turno, J. F. Drown and C IL
Idaho A. T. I.ano, J. U. Anderson and D. It
Illinois U. II Tnubccock, Kugcno Smith nnd
W. It Hess.
Inilluna M. 0. Itonkln, O, A.- Itobtnson and
Iowa W. H. Calhoun; W. S., Scott nnd A, J.
ICnnsa S. IL Snydor. W. D. Vlnoont aud J.
Kentuaky A. F. Garden. J. O. Dlatrnnd W.
Tiul-lana-O. W. llruoe, II. F. Hardest)' nnd
J. W. Hurt '
Maiao-H. & Hobbs, Honry Uotts and H.
ti-wiolnisotts W. O. Urown, O F. Wash
burn and I'otnr Oarduor.
Michigan -Johu O. Seabol, It L Allen , and E.
Mlusosota-I?n.itltw Donnelly, K. Halrorscn
ud It & Martin.
Misslsslpnl-a W. Dyer, L S. MlUraps and
H. W. IlraJford.
Missouri M. V. Cirrolt A. Itosello nnd O.
Montana C Haoscom, W. Alien nnd J. 11
Mow Hampshlro-Ii. H. I'ortor, ... .'J
New Jersey H. I). OpJylio, John Wilcox and
J. Iltiolmuan. ,'!)
New York L. J. McLtrttn, Henry A. Illcka
a.! L O. HolKTts.
Nofta Carolina-IV. It Lindsay, Thomas It
Loag nnd S. O Wilson.
North IXvlwta-Wnltor Hull-, W. T. McCul
loch and lleruim Mlcli&ulgruL
Ohio-Hush Trlco, O. IL Cobb nnd M. WV Wil
On pon .loioph Waldrop, J. W. Marksborry
aud Cliarlos K. Flndi
Pennsylvania V. A. Lotor, J. iX Leslie nnd
J. U Akin.
. SouWi Uakotn-A. Wiirdoll, A. M. Allen nnd
Tennesseo W. IL Owynuo, I II. Taj lor nnd
W. 11. Wllidu.
Texas -Thomas Gatnos, It W. Coleman nnd
J. IL IVavts.
VlrgtnU-L Hobson, Marlon l'ago nnd Sam
Uwl I Kowl-jrry
WahUwtoky-D. B. Hannuh, M. F. Knox nnd
a W. Young.
Wet VlwinLt-S. U. I'oUsol, John K. Stsloy
asU N. W. I-'ltsgeraUL
WUcoiuOn ltobert SehllUng, C. JL Hutte and
DUtrkit of Columbia -Leo Orandall, Annie It.
Iisis and a. A. HUnd.
Utilahoni 1. O. O.tsstdy nnd S. D. Downr.
TUo statos nml U-rrttnrles of Delaware, Mary
laiut Nebr.ttka, Ncv.ul.i, Klioio Isliiuil, SouUt
Carolina. Vermont, Wyoming, Alaska. Arizonn,
Indian torrltorv, Now Moxlco ucd Utah havo
cot yot selected tholr oomtnlttoomen.
Mr. Dnmir-lly's Speerli.
Following Is tho substanoo of Mr,
Donnelly's sp.ooh whllo awaiting tho
report of committoos:
Mr friends, Mr. Donnelly said: I am of tho
oylulon tluit bodies like this nro Intended
ritber for action than for sihhwIi and I ha to to
trespMtt upon your t lino
nnd attention savo nt
tha request of tho exec
utive committee. They
assure mo that, pend
ing tho report of tho
committee, nothing will
bo dono and they uro In
clined to think a speech
by mo may lo n good
substlt'tto for nothing.
rLniiKhtcr.l That bo-
lug tho case I will tres
pass on your attention
a few minutes. I (In not
mean to indulge in nny
words of Idlo corapU-
icnatics iioNxr.M.r. raents. for Uio dignity
of thu occasion forbids It, whon I my Uuu no
greater lody of men has ever usscmbteil upon
this cun linen t than sits hero tiUy slnoo those
men who formulated tho Immortal dojtirv
llou of iudependonco. It is In many re
siwcts tho mott nstonlsliln? githerlua
this countrr has over soon t convention
without n slngln tool or instrument of monopoly
in Its midst, si convention whco evory "man Us
Ivld thu expenses of his journny hither uu his
return, or which Unas been d tld by a man ns poor
as hunelL Cheers. Thoro is not lu this
gathering a single president of u railroad com
pany. Cheers. There Is not a single repre
sontativo ot any of tho rings whloh nro robbing
mut sucking tho life blood out of this American
peoplo. Cheers. I can not help but think of
tho astounding contrast this body present to
lli.i lonveutlans which havo recently met la
Minneapolis and Chicago. Ono little point cm
phsl2 ' tho dlffercnco nnd should bo suOlilent
tn ltn-lf to show tho Amerloan peojilo who
nro Its friends. Thero uro In this umventlou
dolcg-atos from tho dlstitnt stato of California,
aud thor could not obtain tho suiau railroad
eocooA.Uns that nro grantod to tlio n.itUuiil
convent Ions. They aro horo at u cost, as I um
Inrormoit. tf $1W to oach ot there.
I am toW that there nro delegates from Wyo
mint who travelled 300 miles in farmer?,' wag
ons to roaoh tho naret depot whtro they could
tiiko tho train for Omaha. iChecrs and cries
of "Hurrah for Wyoinlnj."! I hco a bonner,
tho bannor nt the gi.U state of Massachusetts,
nudwo tnlzht say in tho words of Webster,
'"lhoro Ls MosAiohusctts: t-h'i speaks fur her
Bolf." CliecrK On .tour banner I seo tha
words, Spirit of ITfil. This Is the spirit that
unlmaU'S this nugust gathering. We nro tho
lluel ruproseiitatlvoH of tlwijo men tu homo,
spun uud ilix-r.kln. Uiosu hunters, Uhi'r nnd
farmers who founcUMl Uio n.ition a nation wth
out a ratlllonatru and without a pauper, t.oud
ouncrs One hundred and slxyen yosrs ot
l.atlounl life under tho maiingt-raout of two
great partKs havo given us according to tho
tlllTerent estimates from HJ to IW.'i'J mil
lionaires and l.WMiiH tr.miiw, while tho
whole land It bllstred with rnonpau'i-s
sjkJ the whole p-wpla uro stM-pist to the lips in
poverty My friends, every great light that
was ever nudo In the past for right and liberty
dominates in this present gathorlng. Kiery
Uittlcllcld of tho past fonght to mako men
f ri'o. moro happy and more prosperous Ins i.hed
the f rnlts of victory upon this great assemblage,
Cheers. 1 What ucontmst to the Mluuenyulia
convisitlon. Tho leotlliig man of that body, tho
man tnnst pcttod and dined nnd wined, uus
Channcx-y M. Depnw, Ihe twenty times million
ulre, pn-sldent of two rallrwvl euinpanies aid
roprvbcntatlioof the Vittiderbllt's laM.WOnuo,
ITie members ot that eouvcnUou wriggled upon
his vest button. Cheers. Why, ho could
not sneezu but that the republicans had plo.
tores of him In everv point of tho procch.
(Utughtor uud cheers
Mr. Donnelly then told of ho.iv tha
republican party had lost its gresitearly
loaders, Oreeley, Sumner, t'huse, Lin
coin and others, whoso pluees aro now
filled by such representative men as
hreil i)ouginss, Mckinley, eU and that
both old parties accused ench other of
putting monopolists up us lenders and
closetl by saying that ho was glud to
know that the pooplo'a party was not a
sectional one, but grated ull as brothers
in a common cause.
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