Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, July 09, 1884, Image 1

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ThcNaiiODalConyentiOBOpsat Chi
cap in a Snirilod Manner.
Barnurn Galls it to Order A
Presbyterian Makes Prayon
"While the Band Stirs up the Pa
triotism With "Dixie , "
Hon , E , B , Hubbard , of Texas
the Temporary Chairman
The Unit Eulo Proves to bo the
Entering Wedge of Warfare.
Zelly Attempts to Emancipate
Tammany from the Gaer.
The Convention Finally Decides
Against Tammany.
By a Vote ol 463 to 332 in Favoi
of the Unit Eule.
The Vote Taken as a Test of the
Strength of Cleveland.
John Zelly Discovers a Eevolt in
His Eanks Last Evening.
Oolonel Vilas , of Wisconsin , to
be Permanent Chairman.
< The Resolutions Committee Finds It
self a Tie on the Tariff A. lie-
view of the Bay's ErcntB.
day opens auspiciously for all the purposes ol
a grant convention , held in the heart of July ,
save that there is a mist in the air which may
grow into rain. The air is cool and bracing
and summer apparel does tiot burden thb
person. Crowds began to gather in tto vi
cinity of the great hall , in which the democrat
ic national convention is being held , at an early
ly hour in the day. The door tenders and
ushers reported for luty at S o'clock , with
people then in waiting to enter and secure
their seats. Inside the auditorium however ,
there was
laborers still being engaged in giving the fin
ishing touches.
After having been employed during all of
the preceding night , they did not desert the
main platform where the tlncorationa ' .wore
being hung , to wltblnhalf nn hour of-tho time
announced for opening of the convention , when
the workmen quitted the building and the
scene was clear. The picture presented was
majestic and truly so with its sottin ? of
14,400 auditors , every seat in the vast amphi
theater appeared to bo occuuied. It is conceded -
coded that in picturesquonoss the arrange
ment and dressing of the ball exceeds that of
the convention of four weeks ago.
If the old half has been lost by the placing
of the main stngo at ono side , midway , in
stead of at the extreme end of the ballbut
the arrangement brings the entire audience
very much closer to the stage proper and the
delegates. The decorations are not profuse but
striking and pleasing to tlio eye , the national
colors predominating.
Tno only retarding feature is the main plat
form which is dwarfed in comparison with the
magnificent proportions of the hall. The del
egates are in a Hanaro immediately fronting
the speakers' platform on the dead level of the
convention hall. Between the delegates i.nd
the platform are the quartern assigned the
press representatives , which is provided with
tnbleH in raising tiers , affording those workers
the wostcomplnto view imaginable of any in
cident likely to bo provoked during the ses
sions. To the tight and left of the delegates
sloping upward easily to a point thirty feet
from the floor level. The only additional word
to bo offered in the way of description is that
the lighting of the vast hall in complete , being
flunked nnd crowned with great windows which
pour their Hood of light upon ovary portion of
the auditorium , oven with a dull , leaden nicy
At lll0 ! the Horlot coated band of thoFirst
Illinois regiment took n position above the
speaker's platform , and BOOH burst forth with
n national air which proved to bo the signal
for the airivnl of the delegates , From that
moment the crowd streamed in without ceas
ing until at noon hour , when the hall had its
full complement of people.
The breach in the ranks of the Now York
delegation , as indicated in those dispatches
last night , In being used as a very effective
weapon by the opponents of Mr. Cleveland ,
and there is oxorything to indica o that the
Bouthorn delegates will turn toward IJayard
or McDonald , and to this end those who have
been startled at size , and character of the
Cleveland movement are now working , In
diana is being urged to stand by the favorite ,
and not to be tempted from their present line
of action by a vice-presidential olfor.
Speaker Carlisle arrived from Washington
this morning and goes to swell the active
force of revenue reformers now on the ground.
The committee on resolution ? is generally re
garded as having n majority for
It contains , however , extremists of both
vices and a number whoso position has not
been clearly defined. In any actionof the
committee ihoro will bo a majority and a mi
nority report and It is now believed that the
subject may have to bo fought out on the floor
of the convention. Another of the things
which now appear certain to occur is a fight In
the convention over the unit rule and notwith
the claim ! ) mndo yesterday by th
Tammany portion the Cleveland people do
clnro they are ready for this conteit also , nm
will defeat it by a handsome majority.
for the assembly of the convention was market
by the arrival of the delegates In largo bodio ,
and n prcat crush of people at the door
way , whieh provoked confusion , The arriva
of the California delegation carrying a banno
at their head , provoked the first out burst o
enthusiasm In the body of the audience run
the cheering was hearty. The presence o
the distinguished loaders among the delegate
did not appear to bo caught by the crowd am
there wai no nnplaus to nmtk tliolr acrlval , Till
held true until the familiar fiRJro of Svnnto
riiurman , of Ohio , wa.s.dlscernod when n dice
arose which swelled Into n roar as the mull
once came to know the occasion of the ap
platidlng , While the oxrltomont was at it
height n California delegate , named M. T
Thompson , addressing the chairman who wo
nnt yet In his place , and said : "Tho Calif or
nia delegation , niter traveling 200 / miles catches
os its first elirnppo of paradise in the person o
Allan G. Thunnan , t Ohio. "
Soon afterward when the band struck up
there was another great shout proceeding fron
the southern delegations originally , and as tin
import of the applauto was understood it wa
taken up by the audience.
Among the U. S. Senators present , cithe
as delegates , alternates or f Implo spectators
were Hampton , Vnnco , leck ? , Williams , Me
1'herson , Farley , Voorhos , I'omlloton , Jones
of Fla. , llainson , Lamar ; Jonoa and Call
At 10:10 : Chicago time convention was
called to order by ox-Senator liarnuin , chair
man of the national democratic committee ,
Prayer was offered by llov. B. C. Murgoard ,
of the Northwestern theological seminary. Hi
prayed for "a blessing on this great nssomblj
of representative citizens ; that they should bo
endowed plentifully with that wisdom which Is
lirst pure , then peaceable and gentle and easy
to bo entreated ; that nothing should be
done through strife or vain
jealousy , but that they should bo filled with
thath charity which is nnt puffed up and doth
not behave itself unscomingly. " lie prayed
that their deliberations would bo guarded to
such conclusions that would best promote the
jlory ot God and the wolf are of the nation ,
The chairman said : Gentlemen of the con
vcntion , harmony seems to bo the sentiment
of the convention. Every ono hero seems
saturated with a dcsira and determination to
nominate a ticket for president
Hid vice president , which will bo satisfactory
to the north and to the south , to the east and
the west ; nay more , a ticket that will harmo-
line thodeinocracy _ throughout the union and
Insure victory in November , Harmony prevailed -
vailed in the deliberttiona of the national
committee. Noolfort _ was inado to nominate
a temporary chairman In the interest of anr
candidnto , but on the contrary ono who shall
ircsido over the deliberations of this
: onvention with absolute impartiality. Jn
.hat . spirit , and to that end , I have been direct
ed by thu unanimous votu of thu national com-
nittcu to name the
HON. niCHABI ) H. IlimUAItl ) ,
of Texa ? , for temporary chairman ( if the con
'ontion. AH many an favor the election of
Ion. 1 . 1 $ . Hubbard for temporary chair-
nan will say aye ; contrary , no. The Hon.
I. 13. Hubbard is unanimously elected
emporary chairman of this convention. The
ihair appoints Senator 1J. F.Jonas , of Louis-
ana , , Hon. George T. ] 3arncs , ( if Georgia ,
and Hon. A brain S. Huwott , of Now York , a
ommitteo to await upon Mr. Hubbard and
onduct him to the chair.
Gentlemen of thu convention , I have the
listinguiched honor of presenting to this con
vention Hon. Richard 13 , Hubbard , of Texrs ,
Iccted the absolutely impartial temporary
hairraan of this convention.
i taklng _ jtjio cluiir , gave thanks for thn honor
one him'jti > d which ho accepted not as a
ributo to himself , but as a complinient to the
rejit state from which ho came a state
. Inch was absolutely cosmopolitan in every
bre. The democratic party in all its elements
rut the Hamo as it was when founded by
ramers of the constitution nearly tliruo-qnar-
ers of a century ago , Men died an the leaves
i autumn , but thu principles underlying
berty _ and self-government were eternal , and
10 principles that underlie the democratic
arty could nut perish from the earth , although
letr authors might cease to be. [ Applause. ]
osaid , was as much a party organized for ag-
rossivowaras when xictory perched upon
, s banners. The democratic party now had
10 house of representatives , and would have
to senate but for treason inthe senate chain-
er itself. ( Cheers ) . It would have the pres-
dency , too , but for the hands of robbers , who
; ruck down the expressed will of the people
V means of perjury , bribery and corruption.
'ho presidency liad been stolen from the dem-
cratic party by men uttering falsehoods
trough pale lips and chattering teeth. Homo
f the men who had participated in the crime
ad passed "beyond the river1 there to give
n account of their stewardship. That
as the greatest crlmo in the national history.
'ho great leaders of the party ( Tildon and
tendrlcks ) with the grit which becomo-heroic
; atesmen and patriots , had submitteu with
iu courage of men who love their country
utter than self and power. [ Cheers. ] The
emocratic party now would work n reform , .
nd should put forward candidates whose
ames would bo in themselves a platform ,
Cheers. ] It wanted a platform , too , that
ould speak in no doubtful tones or us a del-
hie oracle. It should declare against cor-
iptlon in thu government , against the oner-
lily of thu civil service , against the so called -
opurtment of justice , ngninst the abuses of
10 postal service , against robbery In high
laces that thu burdens of the government |
tall bo based equally and equitably on all
asses of the people , and that the hundred
lillious of surplus riivonuo shall not bo al-
owed to accumulate. :
Harmony and conciliation should rule your
ounselrf. Tlieru never was a time in the his-
ory of the democratic party when
n now. The great and unnumbered hosts of
ihsatlsQed men of thu republican party are
card in the distance in Now England , in
ow York , nn fiio lakes uud in the west anil
verywhe'rc ; and whllu the democratic party :
lould not deviate onu iota from the palnciples
' its party , It should with optm arms Kay to
ieso man hundreds of thousands , ( indernnt
lore may bu "here , hero In the party of the
( institution and thu union that loves our
ommon country : coma hither and go with user
or honest rule and honest government. "
Injconclusion ho urged that whatever candi-
atus weronominatcd , should be HUpported
tyally , declaring that ho would not so support
tern { would not bo a good and
ardly it patriot. [ Appiuuso.j
The rest of the temporary organization
aving then been announced , Mr. .Smalley.jif
Vermont , n member of the national committee ,
ofTered n resolution that the rules of the last
democratic convention shall govern this body ,
except that in voting for candidates no state
should bo allowed to change its votu until the
roll of the states had been called , and until
ovcry state had cast Its voto.
Mr. Grady , of New York , offered as an
amendment thu following ;
And when thu vote of a state is announced
by the chairman of tliu delegation of tuch state
and is challenged by any member oftluulelo
gallon , then the secretary shall call the name
of the Individual candidates from the stat
and their individual preferences ns oxpronsoi
shall ho recorded ns the vote of such state
[ "Hi ! hi ! and applause. ]
John It. Fellow * , of Now York , said that
thu convention of his state had decided that ii
compliance with Immemorial \\t\to \ : In tba
state the sentiments of thu mnjnrity should be
first ascertained , and that haing been doni
tlio vote of New Vork delegates should thera
after bo
The convention of Now York having placec
upon the delegates that trust , ho qucstono ! <
the right of this convention to strip the No\\
York delegation of the rights themby con
ferred , buch nctlon would not pass withou
protest at from saino of the members o
that boilv.
The speaker then read the instructions to
act ana milt passed by the Saratoga coin on
lion. Ho continued by saying that as far n <
the methods by which the vote of the delega
lion should bo governed , Nuw York nlonu hni
Bright to command it in thu state convention.
Every member from this state in the conven
tion voted for the enforcement of the unit mlt
and the delegation itself had declared , bj
iiioi-o than two-thirds majority , that iU Uiair-
man should express the will of the statu by
casting its 72 votes as one , Hu b.tdo them
provo before they struck down ruthlessly the
oxpresaod will of the sovereign state of New
York , as given in a resolution which hu had
Mr. Menzoie , of Indiana , offered as nn
amendment to the amendment that no stata
shall change its votu until the result of the
ballot has been announced ,
spoke in I support of his amendment , He
claimed that the delegation from Nuw York
had been misrepresented in the matter. There
was a great deal of danger ho said , that
through the uower and inlluuiico of political
machinery the honest and truthful opinion of
Now York might not have its proper force.
Hero the newspapers might bu bouirlit to print
in their columns that seventy-two solid votes
from New York would be cast for the cimdi
dntoj but there wns no power to make it so.
[ "Hi ! Hi"J. ! There were resolute men in the
Now York delegation who would not only
give their reasons ivliy ono candidate should
not get the nomination , but would have the
right to givu their votes to that candidate- who
they thought would bu elected. [ "Hi ! Hi ! "
anrt"0h ! Oh ! Oh ! " nnd hisses from thu gallery -
lery ] .
Air. Harris , of Virginia , made a point of or
der that thu discussion was not in order pending
ing the temporary organization of the conven
tion , but tbo point was overruled by thu chair
man.Mr. . Grady continued his speech. IIu said
that when the Now York delegation left that
state it was understood that their votu would
be decidedly ono way , but by political coiubin
stions the people's will was sought to be inter
fered with , so they nmdo this , the only pro
test they could make. They made it for the
honor of the party , nnd HO that Now York
might take its place in the democratic column.
IIu hoped that this convention would adopt
"Let ovcry man speak his sentiments and
vote his sentiments , " then whatever senti
ment prevails should bo slow tointnrfcro with
the power the states have over their dele
gates. ' Tha federal constitution provided that
votus for president should bo by states , nnd
that thu voice of tbo state should ba obeyed
by its electors. Thu same attempt that was
made now had been made in the republican
convention of 1880 In favor of General Grant ,
but had beeu defeated. Ho admitted that the
state convention of Nuw York had adopted a
resolution in favor of tbo unit iiilo. and ho
had not opposed it because ho believed the
choice of the majority would bu what it was
not to-day. ( Laughter. ) The fact still re
mains that whatever wns done in the New
York state convention could not control the
action of the national democratic convention.
There was no power in the convention that
could make a reporting recretary placea lie
in tliu minutes of the convention and
If the chairman of the delegation announced
twenty-four _ of his colleagues as voting for a
certain candidate for whom they already an
nounced their Intention not to vote , nnd jf
the secretary so reported them , ho and his
colleagues would bu reported as setting in a
form which their lips denied , and that would
bo an outrage on free speech.
General Glunie , of California , said his dele
gation had enmo all the way from California
to volu for the greatest political reformer of
the afn , Samuel J. Tildon. Speaking to the
question at issue , ho said the dologatlon from
Now York had been eloitcd by districts , nnd
xt large , nnd it would bu an outrngu on thu
minority not to permit them to vote according
to the wishes of their constituents. In thu
iiiimo of justice , decency nnd fair dealing , hu
"tiled upon the convention to perm it the dis
trict delegates to vote in accordance with the
ivisbes of tbo.-e who chose thorn.
Mr. Powers , of Michigan , advocated the
ivmendmont offered by Grady. Why , ho
iHkcd , should a man ba presented ns a reform
uudidntu nnd an attempt ba made lo nominate
tilm by
UACiii.s's MKruons.
Api > ! aiuu. | Mr. Harrison , of Illinois , nr
{ lied that if the statu of Now York had in-
ftructed Its delegates to vote ns a unir , and
if they failed HO to vote they would bo din-
ibuying thu state , but that the convention
Inul nothing to do with that. [ Applause. ]
Ho would probably bo found voting differ-
jntlv from Mr. Grady on the question of
jnndidates , but hu wanted a free vote now ,
Mr. Jacob * , of Now York , paid ho was of
the minority and would nxercisu his privilege
if voting against tint choicu of thu majority ,
but as u democrat , and as a man loyal to his
onstituents , hu would bo obedient to the or-
Icrs of the state convention , and bow to thu
will of tlio majority , [ Applause. ]
Mr , ( irady asked him if ut the Saratoga
pmonli n there had been n word of discus-
iion tui to thu unit rulu.
replied that there had Hit boon , but it was 1m
jauso evmyhody had agreed to it inadvnncu ,
John Kollyof Now Vorkadvo3nt < l tliu ( Ira-
ly amendment. There woru ho said in thu
Unto of New York 7 counties , of which but
10 or 12woiu democratic , According to thu
urzuinentof Mr , Follows the great democratiu
counties of Nuw York ( which would elect a
democratic president if an opportunity wcru
/Iven to them ) would bu disfranchi/cd. This
was thu piinciplu which wet now prese-ntcd ,
nnd huappealed to the house and liticrality of
of the convention in fn\or of Mr. Grady'
Air. Fellows , of I > ow York , again npok
ngainit the Grady amendment , i'hrrn hai
Ix-on , ho aid , nn oxtrAonlinnty mlnconcrptlni
of the i H\io Involvml. It did not look in uti
fling tliu voice or rclin'Ming ' the sontlnipnt o
of any delegate. _ The question was whothc
the state convention hail n tight to sny how th
will of her majority fhould bo indicated. IU
would not tHTinlt her 72 icparato units to n *
press 72 diffi-n-nt ilpflros on any ipio < tion K
foit ) the convention , Ho raoognlznj the donw
cratio method of nHCCrtalnlug her wil
was , but when the
won ascertained , she had a right to prcsctil. .
a form In which that willnliould bo i-xpros.ied
Ho nskwl KiOIy Ihow it was that they , too
had obtained the credential * which pormittoi
them to bu hero nt nil.
Kelly replied that M'r. Follows represoMto
ono domoci-ntic party In the city ot Now York
( Ivi-lly ) another.
Mr. Fellow * suggestoJ that they represent
only ( lilfercnt organizations in thu domueratii
Mr. Kelly ald that the gentleman' * pur
posu now was to ignore him ( Kelly ) and not It
allow him a vote In the convention. It wai
against that , they ( the Kelly men ) protested
[ Chooers.J
Mil. FKltowa
proa-edud with hln argument. All that tlu
majority of the Now York dolpgAti-s dnsirccl
was to do what tht-irsUto had Instructed them
to lo t-xpross their sentiments In a certain
prescribed form. The convention should not
take away that righU It was a right dear to
tlio Rtato of Now York. If i-ho were stripped
of that riirht slio would fool degraded and dls-
lumorod. Ho declared [ Ironically ] Hint Mr.
Kelly nml himnelf were in tender sympathy
with each other. Ho confessed that ho had n
jtighter hoX)8ctbnforohint | of bcttermothods
and purer forms when he- found from thu lips
of Mr. Kelly and Mr. Grady such eloquent
denunciation of
Laughter nnd npnlnuso ] . They all understood
that everything which they did in New York
vaa the Hiontunoous [ outcropping of the popu
ar will [ laughter ] , nnd that the hand ol nr
) itrnry powur tiovor controlled their political
lU'tbods. In conclusion ho aikod whether
ho national convention would strip Now
York of its pjwer In this matter. [ Cries of
'No. " ]
Mr. Bragg , of Wisconiill , rogardodtho ques
tion OH ono whether an nltornoy with n dclo-
[ ate's powers could bo permitted to violate
and exceed these powers , and whether the
convention , sitting ns a judpo on that ques-
ion , would recognize auSh violation anil bo
lound by it. j
Mr. Unrke , of Louisiauafnpoko of thu
and claims of the two domqcratic factions of
STow York , took the same view of the ( | ue.s-
ion ns that presented by Mr. liragg , of SVis-
consin. If it would bo an outrage , ho said , to
leprlvo individual delegates of the right to
heir own choice , it would , be a still greater
lutrago to duprlvo a great state of her voice
n thu convention. Ho then mured to lay the
iradyamondment on the table.
After porno parlimoutary objections , the
notion to lay it on the table was withdrawn ,
and thu proviousqucstion was moved and sec-
o ded.
The amendment offered by Menzoiea , of
'ndiana. wnB withdntwn , and tlio convention
iroceeded to vote on the amendment ollered
) y ( ) rady , of New York , requiring the indi
vidual preferences of the delegates to bo re-
curded as thu vote of the /state. /
There was great interest manifested during
The vote of the state Of New York was
vithhold temporarily , and when all the other
tales. were . heard , the njjg/pgato ( without Now
' - " " -
- - - - -
York )
ion. . . . . . „ _
Hint vote WOH challenged bj ; the convention ,
mt the temporary chuirmauXmd the votes
ecorded as annnunced.
The general result was then announced
ayes 350 , noesH5. .
The vote was then taken 911 the orlglna
usolution offered by Smaller , of Vermont ,
nd it wax adopted.
A resolution was then offered and adopted
or the appointment of committees on credcn-
ials and permanent organization. A commit-
eo on platform was also ordered nnd it was
rderuu that all rcsolntion.1 in regard to tbo
ilatform bo referred tothatcommltteo without
Mr. Francis , of Missouri , moved that when
! iu convention adjonrnwl it bo
The motion prevailed.
The secretary announced a correction of
10 veto on Grady 's amendment ns follows :
'otnl vote cast , 7 ! ) . * > : for the amendment S3'2 ;
jainstH.'i ; not voting 7 ,
Adjourned ,
CllR'ARO , July 8- Carter Harrison got the
oor amid continued applauru , during which
mo the chair seemed to bo laboring under
onuiderablu difficulty to learn the immo of onr
istinguluhed follow citizen. Finally suc-
eediug , order wns restored , nnd the mayor
aid :
"Mr. Chairman ; The- question IH whether
10 convention shall miiko iti own rules or
ot. Wu are told by the gentlemen from
\ow York , that thodelegntui nro Instructed
0 vote as a unit. That may bo * < > . If thny
ailed to instruct HO , then they dlBoboycd
lieir state , Itut this convention bus
It IH for them to return to their constituent !
ud say tii their constituents whether they
mvo done well or done ba/Jly , not for us here.
want harmony. I don't know but when the
imo comes , tliu gentleman frpm New York ,
M > . Grady , and I may bo wide from each
tber in whom wo should votu for. It Is not
a question of candidates ; but , sir , sup | > sno the
halrman of the ntato of Illinois announces
hat It casts HO many votes for ono man nnd so
lany for another ; if ho has cast it Improperly ,
lave 1 not the right to clmllungu that vote.
Applauno. ] Thu chairman of tliu Now Yoric
elogation will announce , if hu choosey , uoven-
y-two votoH from Nuw Vork ; but , dir , there
Hainan orado/.an men , or there may bo
oity men , say , who declaruthat thu chairman
las not announced it correctly. Ara wo hero
n ovcry question to hu compelled to ask
wliether the staten inutructi-d for thu unit rulu
1 not ? That is not for this convention to do-
ide. Wo make our rule , nnd our rules
iiould bo that every man , when challenging
liu vote of the chairman muni bo heard and It
nut bu righted , And for thu Bake of liar-
lony , if HUTU bu one , two or five votes from
Htuto that wants to challenge the vote , 1
n tins state to have n two-thirds vote an-
ouncu a falbit vote. I want nn' honest vote
nd I prolably shall vote in opposition to my
friend from Now York on ovcry occasion , but
1 want n free vote now. [ Applause. ]
Ill * imiAKKH OX THK I'XIT ( ! An.
ClltCAUO , July 8. In the dobalo totUy c5
the unit" rule , ns Mr. Jacobs took his sent ,
the rqunro outline of John Kelly's face became -
came visible above the heads of the New York
delegation , nnd n yell rosu up from nil parts
of the liouo In which could bo hoard mlngloil
cries of " ! " " " ! " "
"Kelly "Kollyl" "platform "plat
form ! "
Thn chair- The gontlnuian from New York ,
Mr. Kolly. The gentlomtn from Now York
will proceed.
Mr. Kelly , of Now York Mr. Chairman.
Iain pleased to sou tint nllbornllew Is taken
of tha amendment offered by the gentleman
from Now Vork. [ CriW of "Louder ! " "Loud
er ! " I'lrttform ! 's " 1'lalforiu I" nnd a few
hisses. ] The principle [ Moro yells of "Plat
form ! " nnd cries indic.iUvo of n di' ! ro on thn
part of the ronvuntion , that Mr. Jvolly should
taku the platform , ] Thu principle invuhcd
in thunmondment gnos to the very foundation
of tliu democratic party thu right to
of the delegation In the democratic convention
from the statu of New York. Tlio howl * of
"I'Jiitform ! " weio romnvod and porsistrd
In to Kiich nn extent tint the chair finnlly felt
L-allod tiiion to rubuko tlu * convention a.s fol
lows : "lly n vole of the convention u\ery dele
patoniU9tHi > oak f rom ) UH sent. fApplnU80.Tho |
chnir , of court i' , will tnke pleasure Inputting n
motion that any gontlemau bcfo-o the convcn-
! ion flmll tnke the platform. Thu gciitleman
fiom Now Vork will plcono proceed. "
Comparative ( | uiel having been ivstorxul ,
Mr. Kelly , procoodt'd ntt follows :
Them are li'J rouutie-t lu thu sUto of Now
York , and but ten of them ( leiurerntle , and by
ilia argument of the senator from New York ,
the great democratic county of Nuw Yoik ,
which elects your democratic president
f an opportunity js t < lvon to thorn ,
s to bo disfranchised in a demo
cratic convention. That in the principle which
n hero nnd now presented to tlio convention.
When the question itself was before the state
convention , it is true a.s Hinted here , that no
liRCUwion took place , nnd It was with the
prontest difficulty that we could pcrauado and
irevail upon the mnjnrity of thn convention to
ulmit u.s upon equal terms with these who op-
) ese us In the county of New York. Having
iccomplUhed that , and having also pointed
out to thorn
\f what they an ) golntr to do , wo have r.o
) ther rcsourcoK , no other appointments , but to
tppeal to a democratic convention to give to
ho democrat ie delegates f mm the great cm-
ilro Ktuto of Now York an opportunity to vote
or their choice in this coiiTontion , The gen-
loinin Hays there aru no procr.donts for thu
lositlon assumed by Mr. Grady. My rccol-
ectiou I'oes back to tbo convention of ,11H.
I'lie very saimi question came up in that con
vention , and by tbo wish , the will and the
good fooling and liberality which prevailed
imong thu delegates , it was concoodcd that no
nan's voice , representing a constituency in n
lomocratic convention should bo Ignored.
Applaueo , ] 1 will not trouhlo the convention
vith a history of democratic conventions from
hat dav to this , but I hope that this conven
tion will take into consideration this import
ant point , which I deslro to present to them.
Supixwo that you disfranchise thosn demo-
ratio counties to which 1 hare made refer
ence ,
of the constituencies that havu sent their dole-
fates hero to represent them , in view of the
act , that a majority of the delegates icpro-
entmg the t-tatu of l\ow York are In a minor ,
ty in their own counties ? Will our voices-
hen , representing majority constituencies , bo
Btitlod in a democratic convention ? I
appeal to thu good HOIUO , to thu
iberaljty , the sound judgment , .and the
wisdom of Iho Selcfraleo hero assembled to
rive to the democratic constituencies thu same
ight which they expect for themselves. And
laving , Mr. Chairman , Raid no much , and not
loslring to occupy the convention any further
ipon the subject , I have stated it to you ns
loarlyns I understand It , ami I hope , us I
aid before , that the question will bu met with
bo liberality which it deserves from a tlemo-
ratic oonvi'ntion. [ Applausu nnd cries of
Question. " ]
_ _ H > _ _
Follows Haid : Mr. Kelly mid myself repro-
cnt upon thu floor of this convention as far as
oogrnphical divisions nru concerned , the Hamo
ongressionnl district. [ Applnuso , ] Will ho
ell mo if in that council of democrats from
: iat district hu and 1 received the votes of
einocrats , what conven ion it was that gave
ilm ono nut of instructions and mo another ?
Mr , Kelly , Will the Koutleman allow me ?
Mr. Follows. With great plenwiro.
Mr ? Kolly. My friend from Now York ( Mr.
tallows ) and I are on the beat of terms in thu
world , You gentlemen will recollect that wo
hook hands over the bloody chniin in Cincin-
tati. [ Laughter and applause and crips "Von
vill do it iiKain. " ) Thcrr.foro In asking him
o permit mo to answer his question , I know
ut would do it , becausebuforu wo adjourn in
Ills convention wo uxucct that ho and I again
will flmko hands
Loud applause. ] I will ask the gentleman
.his question , and befortt asking thu question.
Causes ItH victims to bo miserable , hopeless ,
confused , and depressed In mind , very irrita
ble , languid , and drowsy. H Is a dlseaso
which does not ict ; well of Itself. H require *
careful , persistent attention , ami a remedy to
throw oft the causes and tone up the < llte.s- ;
tlvo organs till they perform their duties
willingly. Hood's Barsnimrllla has nroven
just the required remedy In hundred * of canes.
" I have taken Hood's Sarsaparllla for dys
pepsia , from which 1 liavo sullercd two years.
J trlcil many other medicines , but none proved
to satisfactory as Hood's Harsaparllla. "
TIIO.MAU Cooir , Jlrusli Klcctrfo Light Co. ,
Kuw York City. , . ,
"I'or the past two years I have lircn
ami ( lyspcp-
afflicted with M-UTO headaches
bla. J was Iniluccd to Iry Hood's Har apa-
illlii , ami have found great rcllof. 1 cheer ,
fully recommend It to all. " . > ' " . * *
J\.HNAIIIH , New Haven , Conn. " "ir.ij
Mrs. Wary 0. flinltli , CanibrlilRcport , Mass. ,
and bli-k head-
was n Biiffcrcr from dyspcptla
ai'lio. Bho took JIooil's Harsajiarllla fttid
Xoiinil It the best remedy bho ever used.
Hood's I Sarsaparilla
Fold by all ditiKKlsts. llj Ms fores. JIauo
only hy 0.1. HOOD & CO , , Lowell , Mass.
lOOf DososIOnoi Dollar.
if ho will permit mo. I will rnnfr * nn oxplonn
lion. Will the gentleman pcrmft * ( ? ?
Mr. Fellnwj-Certainly.
Mr. Kelley There is n dlvMYt * of th
democratic pirty in the county of New York
JliiTO arc three county orKntiizntifttP , nl
i claiming to bo tlio regular organization of the
tfcinoerntlo pitly. In thngood feeling -hlcl
prrnvdlod nt Snrntogft , nnd in con ldorntlf1 ! ! o
tlin gTint question hn nnd t had lo lueet In Iho
emln,7 presidential flection , it was conclude
t t bocnuso hu and 1 had "shaken hands over
MM blotxjy rltasm , " v o nhoiild eotno hero to d
thrtamo thing nifain , and consequently I w.v
put on
Mr.follow * My friend Mr. Kelly , has
well < iprossod thu cordUlity of the relations of
n iH'raonal clmi.ictorwhich oatots between us ,
and I most hcnttily nml cordially reciprocate
thbin I ; m . Wo may differ as to mctlyxln ; wo
may ditreras to org.iuijutlon fi > rm ; but I nay
for him. ns 1 i > ay for mycolf , that wo have but
( jiio end to attain , nharod by ovcry democratic
dplogatu upon this floor. [ Applntur. ] Jlut
his exclamation hardly moots my inquiry.
That wns diri-cted to Uio quoUion ns to Ixiw
ho nnd 1 obtained the credentials which per
mit to bo here at all
us , either from the same
or from different coiiRrofHlonnl distiictH.
Mr. Kelly "I Intended to a k n question ,
but I did not suppnsa that it was nccrjHnry t
iwik It now. As bo has referred to thu manner
by which the delegates were chosen , I will ay
that ho represents
oxr. DusioritATie I'AUTY
in that city nnd county of Now York , and I
represent another , [ Laughtor. ]
Mr. Follows-Ono democratic organization
uf the sumo party , [ Itonowed laughter nnd
npiihiuin. ]
Mr. Knlly Very woll. And bocaiuo wo
reiironont dlireront organixntloiu , and as
neither of the orgnniza tons could cheese two ,
It was consented that hu and 1 should repre
sent thu district. Hut the point for the
convention to consider is this : this foutloman
proposes now to Ignore wo , and nut to allow
ino to vote In the convention ut all. ( Laughter
i\ud npplnuto. ] Therefore ho is willing to
iuullt is against that that 1 protest to this con
vention. I Applause ami laughter. ]
Mr. Follows My friend Is quite mistaken.
It is quite ponslblo that during the progro i ) of
this convention n do/on questions may arioo in
thu Now York delegation where ho will bo ono
of n very largo majority and I ( hull bo In the
minority. Then no , having his will expressed
in thu debate in thu delegation , finds his voice
and that is thu point of this contention
through and by thu forms proscribed by Iho
state whose authority wo boar. That is nil
that thnro isof thlaquustton. Goiitlomon of
this convention , wo are son t to thm convention ,
The convention nt Saratoga apimintod n
jommitti'o logo out and report the names of
novcnty-t\vi nominees to bu elected ns dole-
fates to this national convention. When
UoM ) nninuH were presented , the convention
if thu utato of Now York fleeted IIH dclegatcH
md wfthont that nution wo could hnvo hud
in authority. No Qnntlemon of the minority
icro can contend , for onu moment , that if thu
onveiilioii had ivgrottnd tbo i' nninns , voted
.hem down , that any of thu nninuj tlms pro-
Rented would havu had any bueincsH in this
convention. It wns only the action of the
: onventlonof tbo state of Now York tlmtRavo
, o Its delegates any authority hero. Now
.hat brings mu to thu question that my u o-
piunt friend from California HCCIIIS to have
iverlookod. Whun NW ! York 1ms oxprusiod
ler will by a majority , how shall that will bo
ndicatod to the country nt largo ? The utato
convention said , an It has often sati ! to ovuiy
nan in this convention ! whoso hairs ar.i
whitened by the flight of time when they were
jluck w'th thu huua of youth , nnhl that Its
when thu will of a majority had been ancei-
tilnod by fair democratic methods. - [ Ap-
plkuse.l Now , gentlemen , a woitl or two fur-
tber. What do they priposp to do here ? I
reveal no secrets of our deliberations in thu
delegation rooms , becausu presently the result
of thctiu deliberations is < i bo Indlcnteij by our
nctlon. When I say that after long ruforonco
t wns agreed , mid such wai thu nentimont of
all our delegation , that its will being ascor-
; ained by u majority , the chairman of our
delegation should arise in bis place and say
ipou thu pending innatlon | , "Tho statu of Now
York , obeying thu instructions laid upon her
lolegatos , obedient to the will of tbo majority
if the delegation , cast 72 votes eo nnd BO ,
and that remit was arrived at by the following
vote ( stating that vote to tlio convention. )
Apnlauso. ] Ho. you xeo , Mr. Chairman , that
ill wo dcsiro is what onr state instructed us to
lu , to convoy its sentiment in a certain pro
scribed form. Do not take that rl bt from us.
[ t is a dear right to thu state of Nuw York.
nhoront in liorsolf ; not granted her by the
will of her sister states , but rcponod in 'her
iwn strons ; arms ; envolved from her own
HCIISO of right ; thu product of her own judg
ment. Sbo claims the right to iirrscrlbu the
methods and forms by which nor ambaitsa-
dors shall execute her will. lo not under-
lake to strip her of that sovpruign light for 1
toll you that Now Yock will fool degraded
and dishonored by thu action of this uonvcn-
.ion , if not ever questions which are to ba Iho
object of your entire deliberation , but over
| uo tlnns which refer only to the forms n nd
nothodsof her own delegation , you shall tin-
lurtuko to right her lawn Instead of per-
nittiiighor to do it hornelf. [ Applause. ]
And apropos of thin question , and of this dis-
ciiDsiiin , it seems to mu that thu delegation
mist have learned something ( if
TIIU rousim.u HOTIVK
which aiiimntps Ilia coiilontlon now through
ho expression that dropped from thu lips of
hu gentleman from Now York ( Mr. Coch-
uno ) when ho said that the reason they did
lot oppoxo tlio adoption of thu unit rule at
Saratoga was bucauso they siqiposrsl then they
lud n majority of thu delegation. [ Applausu
mil laughter. ]
Mr. Cochnmo , of Now York "Mr. Chair-
nan , I would like to auk him n question , 1
uoiildlllio to nnk the gentleman if hu understood -
stood mo to say that that controlled our no-
.ion , or whether 1 did not say that wo did not
'eel called upon to oppose it , because nobody
cnew how thu delegation htooil. "
Mr , J-VHowH "O.juotnt all. "
Mr. Cochruuu "Aiulthnt It wnHHUpjiressod
jy thoongineiirs who now givu it expression
'or the first time. "
Mr. Fello H. Not lit nil.
Mr. Chairman.- I did not understand Mr.
'ochron to say anything of thu port.
Mr , Cochriiu. I dosiru to correct that gen-
loman , thun ,
lr , I'VllowH. In what respect ?
Mr , ( Jochran.To correct you as to the
words which you have placed in my mouth ,
Mr. Fellows.1 stated the fact that hu Bald
hu reason they did not oppose thu unit rule nt
iuratogti was hccauxo at thiit Unto they imig- ;
ned that the delegation would stand dilfoiuut-
y from what they find it to eland to-day.
Mr , Fellow * 1 certainly did not understand
lim to nay that It was that which influenced
heir npi.Tatioiiii , May thu Lord of the demo-
: ratic hosts forbid , of course , that any such
tano nnd surbld consideration should huvo act-
lated him , [ Laughter and cheers , ] Kirs , all Is
> Hy. nil in hinnony. all is perfect accord ,
Mr. Kelley and mysrlf , ulnLe \ P iiresentcil
ourselves in the attitude
ifforn the domoctatio luntx of thta eiitntfy ,
nil nhook haml , are in tender lympatTjy with
each other. [ Lainhtcr and cheer * ] ; n > .d I
feel it n distinction to chalco hands with hlln
every hour In the day. Jlut I confess tlrnt I
havr-n brighter hppdsot l oforoinoof bottflr
motlmls nml purer forms when I find through
the lira of these
gentlemen such nlnquont tie-
nunciation of aiacninnmetlnxlK. [ Cheers antl
Inughtc ? . ] Mr , Kelly and Mr. Grady nnd
myself , and beyond us the country , under'
stand so well that everything wn do in Now
i'ork Is n spontnnoour1 outcropping of thu
popular wll. | Oreat hughUT.J That the
liand of nn nrbltrary power noviT controlled
or Imposes or dictates our action to tnakit
their protestations necessary. [ Laughter and
npp iutu 1 I cnmn to thn question ngain in M
iolomn n fornr of f.TJitir < Iorj anlirtii prwcnt
to yo.i. Jjit mo any forwi majority of this
delegation that
Kvtnr VOTM
.ho mlnnrity may cast will bo proclaimed np-
in this rtoor , and every ninglo expression of sentiment tliey may desire to ut-
. ' r , will bo braid npon this floor , but New
York hns told us that we shall meet in deloga *
ted form nnd tnko a vote upon every question
submitted to ns for nction , and that when the
majority Is fairly nrcrrtiHnnd Unit majority
represents o < ir democratic wilt' mid sentiment ;
and she wants It | irolnimed t J tliu nation in
acorUin waj. in no defiant speech 1 nay
this. luv spirit uf tbo mostcandor and con *
sidcration IH.-VV to you , gentlemen of our sis-
trr states , with regard to this rwrvml power
of control over the forms and methods of our
own delegation , will you
strip her of It ? [ Applautc. ] At this point
ihoio , wcio roar * nil over the huuso for the
cpiCKtion. The chnir finnlly reccgnlzed I5en-
ernl liraff , of Wisconsin.
The following Is the detailed vote on G rady's
Alabama . 1C 5
Arkansas . 14
California . 10
Colorado . | . !
Connecticut . 2 10
) clawnr& . . . 0 10ft
'lorlda . a ft
iooiKla . T > 12
Illnols . : . . : . 1KI 22
ndlunn . 30
owa . 0 0
vnusas . 3 1 !
\ontucky . 10 ! (
jinilsiana . - . . . . 10
\\n\no \ \ \ . 2 10
Uaryland . 1(7 (
" \lasKaclni8otta . 21 7
Uichlgan . 12 12
Minnesota . It
Mlfsisslinil . 18 Itit
Missouri . 8 it
Nebraska . 5 5
Nevada . < !
Sruw Jersey . 11 4G
s'ow Hampshire . G
Now York . * 72
North Carolina . 10 12
) hio . 25 21U
) rogon . U
'annsylvanla . 21 3 ! )
Uiodo Island . ' . K
louth Carolina . 3 14
LVnnassoo . 17 7
[ Vxas . 12 10
Vermont . f. 8
Virginia . G 18
WostVirginla . It
Wisconsin . . ' . . . . . 0 17
* As nnnounctd by the chairman of thu Now
York dologatlon.
Special Dispatch to THK BKK.
CHICAGO , July 8. The anticipated fight bo-
ween thu Cleveland forces and the opposition
mike out soon after opening of the convcu-
ion. It was jireclpatitcd by n resolution in-
riHluced by Sonntor Grady , of Now York ,
'ohn ICelly'ri lieutenant , that the unit rulu ba
irokon. If this rule , making It imperative !
ipon thu states to vote n * a unit as the major-
ty of thu delegations directed , is observed ,
jlovolaml s nomination is an almost forrgono
conclusion. Jint If the rulu is broken mid the
lologatos votes ns they cheese individually , a
eng and bitter light will pr.ibably result. AR
bo case now stands , Cleveland has a majority
of the votu of thu delegates , but it will take
; wo thirds of them to nominate him. The
situation still is , Cleveland ngaimt the field.
Dan Manning is greatly elated over tbcjiciult
of to-day's buttle.
At a meotlng of Tammany delegation , to the
surprisu of Kelly , n disagrecmout developed in
lis own ranks. Ono of the delegates said that
; rent odium was being visited on _ tbo Tiun-
nanyitos and ho , for ono , was tiring of it ;
J'nmmnny wa.s rapidly bringing itself into din-
[ Continued on ffth
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