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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE
EIGHTEENTH YEAH. OMAHA. THURSDAY MOHNING , JUNE 21. 1SSS. NUMBER 3 :
VERY HOT BUT HAPPY
Delegates and Visitors Swoltorinff
In n Torrid Hont.
A PATIENT , PERSPIR ING CROWD.
The Convention Effects Its Permanent
ESTEE ELECTED THE CHAIRMAN.
Rules and Credentials Committees
Malco Their Roporto.
VIRGINIA'S CONTEST SETTLED-
It Required a Day and Night Session
to Do It.
WISE GETS AWAY WITH MAHONE.
Kcnttd , But Ills Young Antagonist
SoatH HIM District Dele
Tlio Second Pny'a ProceedIngs.
CONVENTION HAM , , CHICAGO , Juno 20.
( Special Telegram toTiln Biu : ] Two Hun
dred thousands visitors who uro scanning the
lieavens to-night sec in the aiclclo in tlio con
stcllutlon of Leo , tlio sign of iiolitical condl
lions. At tlfis writing1 that glittering inter
rogation point is no more prominent tlinn tlio
utter inability of. tlio licst republican nstrolo
gcrs to predict the outcome of tlio balloting
which will begin to-morrow. Its external
silence is no more imprcntrablo than that of
the men \vlio nro supposed to control the des
tinies of the present , convention. Its distance
hoeins no greater than the materializing Into
Bolld votes of several of the "booms" which
fill the hotels with cheers and tlio streets
with torches , transparencies and brass bands.
A largo proportion of the delegates have now
been in Chicago live days , but thcro scorns to
bo no greater crystallizing of sentiment on
tiny one candidate than there was
on Sunday iiicht , when Now York's del
cgatiou seventy-two strong filed into the
Grand Pacific. The air has been tilled with
rumors of swaps and trades. Tho.henchmcn-
of Grcsham and Alger , of Sherman and Alli
son , of Harrison mid Blulno , have screamed
themselves hoarse and shattered thousands
of nerves with their cheering , but to-night
TI1C SITUATION H12MAIXS I'HAOTICAM.Y UN-
ciiANrtr.i > .
There will bo an early break from
Grcsham. Where will the 200 odd votes go
claimed by the Judge's supporters ? The Al-
gcr lumber boom lias already jammed and
will break into ftagmcnts , but who will cap
ture the lloating logrti These nro questions
to which the friends of eight candidates give
eight different answers. The honest reply is
that no ono knows , and the most experienced
and best political prophets do not hesitate to
Tlio heat and hurry , the jostling crowds ,
the noise and confusion- the streets hero
nro said" to bo without parallel. The live
states of Iowa , Illinois , Michigan , Wisconsin
and Indiana have alone poured 11)0,000 visi
tors into Chicago , most of whom wander
aimlessly around in the hotels , elog tlio pass
age ways and block the streets in the vicin
ity of the great hostelrics and convention
hall. The crowd shines by comparison
witli that at St. Louis , but it is too largo to
bo good-natured and too warm to bo per
fectly patient. It fanned itself and perspired
this morning in the great auditorium , where
not iv breath of air entered to stir the
streamers or move the banner decorations.
13y 1 o'clock every seat was filled , and 10,000
faces encircled in an over-moving mass of
llfcand color wore turned towards the desk
from behind which Chairman Kstco pounded
his big gavel. Every delegate and spectator
A iifsixrss HHSSION AND QUICK WOIIK.
The waves of heat roll and break , and the
moving fans and handkerchiefs mopping
heads bccoino tlio most prominent features
It is oven 'too hot for general enthusiasm ,
and the cheering , wnllo always spontaneous
and hearty , is not protracted. Chulrtnan
Kstco gets several rounds of nppluus ? , once
when hu refers to BUiino and again when ,
with excellent good scnso , he closes n speech
of less than two minutes in length. Kx-Gov-
eruor Foster and Ben Buttorworth of Ohio ,
Senator Hoar of Massachusetts , Jim
Hustcd , "Tho Uald Eagle 'of West-
Chester" mid ox-senator of Now Jersey ,
nro also recognized with friendly but
chart cheers as they rise to address
the chair , but the convention and spectators
nllko break in with laughter and npplauso
when the numo of the immortal Flannigun of
Texas is announced. It was a popular trib
ute to the dUcovcrcr of the democratic- -
plo'of civil service reform. Flunnlgaii know
what ho was there for and Joined in the
The gavel presentations did not awaken
imioli responsive enthusiasm. They are inev
itably convention chestnuts , and though tlio
Chicago offering was tho'most elegant over
presented , it brought out no greater cheers
than the homely wooden 'mullet made from
the desk of Grant , the Galena tanner.
TUB MOltXINO SlISfUOM
Wound up with a dull and quite unnecessary
debnto over the adoption of u single rule re
ported from the committee on rules. Senator
Hoar's Hhrill voice demanded 11 better de
fining of the position of the alternates and n
recommittal of rule 10 for that purpose.
For three-quarters of nithour ) various dele
gates who yearned to got their names in
print made motions and counter motions.
Tlio problem was solved by General Scwell'a
motion to uuopt the entire report , when a
unanimous vote showed the convention that
that was exactly what should have been
done , forty-live minutes previously.
Shortly after3 the convention , on motion
of Herr of Michigan , took n recess to await
the report of the committee on credentials.
Tlio great auditorium blazed with 5,000
electric lights this evening , which brought
out in all their elaboration the brilliant
decorations and made the faces of the 10,000
delegates and spectators visible in every part
of tlio hall. The report of the thro wing-out of
the Mahono delegates by the committee on
credentials cave promise of some exciting
scenes aud.fcrvid oratory which doubtless
increased the attendance despite the torrid
heat. It was nearly twenty-live minutes past
B when the band stopped its twenty-tilth
"MAltCUlNQ TllUOUail GEOIIOIA , "
anJ the convention camp to order. Previ
ous to the rojiort of tlio committee on cred
ent uiU , a resolution of condolence with Ger
many over tlio losa of her two emperors , and
a resolution deploring the loss of Grant ,
Leij.ni , Arthur 'iiul Co.nkllng wore passed ,
The reference to Conkling brought out loud
There was a marked sensation when the
call for the report of the committee on 'cre
dentials was made. It was felt that the first
picturesque feature of a hitherto compara
tively uneventful convention had been
reached. Tlio vote on the report , which
minor said seated fourtctft of the Wise del
egation , would , It was believed ,
snow TUB siicitMAX sTiinxont.
Hut , the sensation was spoiled by the an
nouncement that the committee was not yet
ready to report , and would not bo for half tin
hour. Thcro were loud calls for speeches to
fill in the time. A inotlou for adjournment ,
which was withdrawn amid shouts of ap
proval , and another motion to pass the order
of business and report the list Of the national
committee was ilso lost. During the discus
sion Prcd Grant and his wife wore recog
nized passing to the platform tintl cheered
roundly. The restlessness of the audience
was finally appeased by a speech from W. A.
Hradleyof Kentucky. Judge Bradley is a
florid southern stump speakc-i. Fornkcr's
name , which was now taken up by the gal
leries , swelled Into a whirlwind of shouts ,
which the Ohio governor could not ignore.
His speech was filled with telling hits , but
his characterization of what the republican
candidate would bo ns opposed by inference
to what Clcvolad is not , caught the audience
off its feet. "Ho will bo n gentleman , "
shouted Foraker , with a quick Jerk of his
boay and a sweep of his arm. "Ho will
have some social standing and bo received
Into good society. " A yell of applause fol
lowed the hit.
When Foraker had concluded and the audi
ence was calling for Ingersoll
TIIK COMMITTKn OX CUUDENTIAI.S AFFEAltEO.
It was now long after 0 o'clock. Colonel
Hepburn reported nineteen cases of contest ,
nil but one from the south. Hut no one cared
for any except the Virginia contested cases ,
and there was deep silence as the committee's
agumciit recognizing the .Wiso district dele
gates as tho. only district delegates chosen in
accordance with the call of the national com
mittee. Holh Mahono'Bnnd Wise's names
were cheered , but the applause was loudest
for Wiso. It was apparent that the specta
tors at least wore thoOoMghly disgusted with
the Mahono methods , by which the young
mim of Virginia who would naturally nftlliatc
with the republican organization were being
driven from it. Tlio minority report , rcail
by Kusscll of North Carolina , was an argu
ment for Mahon's ' delegation which made the
issue for which the convention had been
Amid the motions for division of the re
port the hoarse voice of Senator Kiddlc-
borgcr was heard calling for recognition.
As his name was called , half the audience
rose to catcli a glimpse of the man who has
been given such notoriety by the press.
Klddlcbergcr was ns usual far from sober ,
but he sailed in on an attack upon Mahono
until shut off by a point of order made by
Wall of Nebraska ,
AND TIHN TIIC wnvrioi.n niia.vv.
"Virginia , Ohio and Iowa sprang into tlio
arena through their speakers and the sparks
flow from the swords of excited oratory.
The contest was over the ninth district of
Virginia , but all felt that the point at issue
was the victory or defeat of Mahono and
with him u largo number of Sherman dele
gates. Colonel Hepburn of Iowa mndo a.
strong plea for the majority report and was
seconded in a clear and eloquent speech by
Weber of New York. Hut the music began
with the speech of Judge Kusscll in behalf
of the Mahono delegates , who wound u an
excited harangue by a still more excited
colloquy with Chauneey A. Filloy , in which
each shook their lingers at the other while
the chairman pounded deep dents in his
Tlio audience was now becoming exeitoi
with the debate. Binghatu of Pennsylvania ,
mid Houck of Texas , shot their nitows of
oratory. It became evident that the decision
of theconvention , whatever it might be ,
would not boon the line of preference foi
any presidential candidate , but would bo an
answer to the question whether the conven
tion to bo regular must conform to part }
usages or not. Hoarse from his mouth1 *
JOIIX S. WISH MOUNTM ) THE STAND ,
and urged conciliation and representation in
some way for tlio Ninth district , which the
majority report proposed to disenfranchise.
Ho closed amid cries of "Good" and applause
plauso , followed by loud calls of ' 'Question. '
The audience begun to show Impatience ovci
the long protracted wrangles. So did the
convention itself. Calls arose for the previous
question Irom the Missouri delegation , which
were seconded by numerous states , led bi
Massachusetts. Mr. Wise's earnest speed
had its effect. The convention hesitated to
leave the banner district of Virginia unrep
resented. The Mahono delegation was. dc
clarcd elected by an overwhelming majority
upon a rising vote.
Amid great confusion motions were made
to reconsider and to lay the motion on the
tnblo. Tlio convention was in n tangle. A
dozen delegates were on their feet at once
shouting for recognition and questioning the
rulings of the chair. It began to look like an
all-night session and no result. Finally the
motion to reconsider was laid on the table
and tlio wraiiglo begun afresh over the Sec
end district , Tlio chairman was thoroughly
rattled , the convention excited niul tlio gal
leries cheering impartially both sides ,
Warner Miller of New York , stralghtcnci
out the tnnglo by stating the question to bo
tlio substitution of the minority report for the
majority. Put and declared lost.
Tlll'KSTON DEMANDED OX IIEIIALFOP XKllllASKA
a roll call of states on the question , and was
seconded by North Carolina. Excitement
heightened as it was soon that the Sherman
men proposed to make the vote ,1 test of their
strength. Nebraska cast six votes "aye , "
and four "nay. " It was the Sherman
strength. As Ihu call proceeded the Slier
man followers showed their disappointment.
The announcement of a divided delegation it
Ohio was greeted with cheers and laughter.
The result , as announced , showed 250 for
seating the Muhono'and Sherman delegates
and 51' . ! for the Wise delegation. Adding the
nineteen votes of Ohio , Sherman's strengtl
counted up ' 0'J , After adopting the majority
report on all the other districts , the convcii
tlon uilJouir.eJ until 10 o'clock to-morrow.
AX Atl.IcON COMIUXI3.
An important conference was held this
evening at which representatives of fourteen
btate ilelcgatiotis were present in the intcrcs
of William D , Allison. A plan of canipaigt
wait agreed upo In the convention by whlcl
upon the fourth or tifth ballot the votes o
the states should be thrown to Allison. The
Allison men claim privately to-night witl
the greatest contldeitco that their man can
not bo defeated , and that the ticket will bo
Allison and Phelps. W. E , A.
TIIK DAY SESSION ,
The First "Work to Perfect I ho Permu
CHICAGO , Juno 20. Tlio convention was
called tn orddr nt 13 : 0 by Chairman Thurs
ton , Hcv. Stephen A. Northro.n , of Fort
\Vayno , lud. , offered prayer. After the
. pra-ytr Chairman Thurston said there iiai
jccn forwarded to him resolutions referring
to the formation of the platform , which the
chair said would bo referred to the commit-
tec on resolutions.
A motion was made and seconded that the
committee on permanent organization bo
called upon to mnko a report , but n protest
cnmu from Harris , of North Carolina , that
the committee on permanent organization
should not report until the committee on cre
dentials should bo heard from.
The chair stated that ho was informed that
the committee on credentials would not bo
ready to report until 8 o'clock this evening.
Henderson of Iowa said that as the convcn-
tjon could do nothing under the circum
stances except to organize , unless it should
bo proposed to go on witli the nominating
speeches , ho would move to take a recess tin-
til 8 o'clock to-night.
Hayno of Pennsylvania opposed this , and
Henderson withdrew his motion nnd moved
to proceed to permanent organization , which
was agreed to.
Governor Foraker , of Ohio , chairman of
the committee on permanent organiza
tion , then read the unanimous re
port of the committee. When ho
stated that M. M. Kstco of California was
appointed for permanent chairman of the
convention , cheering broke forth. Governor
Forakcr proceeded to read the list of Vlco
presidents ns selected by the various state
The report was adopted without dissent
and the chair appointed Governor Foraker
of Ohio , Foley of Nevada nnd George H.
Sloan of Now York ti committee to escort
Mr. Estco to the platform. When Mr. Estco
appeared nud was introduced by the chair
man of the convention , ho was applauded
The CnU'ornlnti Conllifs Himself to
n Tcn-Miniuc Talk.
CHICAGO , Juno 'JO. When the applause had
subsided ChairmanEstce spoke ns follows :
Gentlemen of the Convention : This con
vention is assembled from bodies of the
American ueoplo to nominate candidates for
president and vice nrcsident" from the long
list of Illustrious names which will bo pre
sented to you for your support. You can
hardly make n mistake in your selection.
The adoption of n platform voicing the prin
ciples of the republicans ot tne nation is still
easier of solution , for the loading features of
that platform , if 1 may bo permitted to suy
post , have nil been discussed and adopted by
the people. The democrats are for free
trade ; the republicans uro for protection
ot a portion of American labor and Am
erican products against the competition of
foreign labor and foreign products. This will
form a conspicuous place in your platform.
When , by reason of frco trade , you stop the
production of any article at homo and thus
have to look to foreign markets , competi
tion ceases and the price will bo increased.
The result has been , under the democratic
administration , that the combined exports
and imports of the country have been less
limn for any like period in ton years imme
diately preceding. while the experts -
ports of com over imports have increased.
The republicans of the .country cannot but
note mi almost universal practice in the demo
cratic states of the solid south to disregard
the sncredncss of the electoral franchise.
The very helplessness of the people who arc
thus disfranchised appeals in the strongest
terms for protection for when the ballot
box is oiicc mndo to tell a lie or when it is
left empty and voiceless our liberties are in
danger. There should not be. there shall
not be ono foot of American soil where the
humblest man cannot go in safety and east
liis ballot for whom ho pleases and have that
ballot honestly counted. President Cleve
land was eleeted as the country's great re
former , and yet ho has rewarded more
public ofllcors for political reasons than any
one of his predecessors. As a constitutional
lawyer , Cleveland tells the people ho is n
stricter constructionist , bui yet ho has boldly
disregarded the soul and spirit of the consti
tution which separates the executive , legis
lative and Judicial departments of the
government. Ho has done this by vetoing
more bills than all other presidents
Irom Washington down. He has thus taken
from the people the power to make their own
laws and-placed in his own hands the duties
of the legislative and the responsibilities of
the executive officer. The cowardly and 1111-
Amcrican foreign policy of the democratic
administration "receives the universal con
tempt of foreign people and humiliates our
own. Tlio claim made by the president that
to get rid of the surplus in the treasury wool
and other farm products must go upon the
free list has been answered by tlio people of
Oregon. True , wo aro'told by tlio president
that there is a surplus in the treasury , but
there would not bo n surplus if our debts
were paid ; there would not bo n surplus if
our ports wore protected witli fortifications
well gunned ; there would not bo n surplus if
our navy was reconstructed , if our
rivers and harbors were improved ; there
would not bo a surplus if needed
public buildings were constructed and there
would not bo a surplus if the pension bills
vetoed by the president had become laws. In
conclusion , the issues presented to the people
this year are not of men but of principles.
The whole nation is looking on with breath
less interest to see what wo do. May wo so
act tliat in all things wo will have the ap
proval of our own conscience's , the approval
of the American people am ) , above all , the
approval of Him who controls both men and
A KEOEfcS TAKEN.
Awaiting flin Credentials Itcport the
Convention Adjourn * .
CIIICAOO. Juno 20. At the conclusion of
Esteo's speech , which was well received ,
Mayor Hochc of Chicago , advanced to the
platform nnd presented u beautiful silver
gavel , which has already been described ,
which ho said ho had been Instructed to pre
sent to the convention on behalf of the citi
zens of Chicago. *
Charles A. Works of Illinois , nlso presented
to the convention a gavel which hu said was
a plain tool and made neither of siverorgold ;
but it is connected with a great name in
American history. It is made from a piece
of wood from a dealt in the tannery at Galena -
na , which was left by U. S. Grant when ho
took the Held to light for his country.
The mention of General Grant's name was
greeted with great outbursts of cheers , which
lusted several moments , and was the warmest
demonstration of the dny.
Tlio chair accepted the tokens in a neat
Chairman Baync , of the committee-
rules , presented 'the committees' report ,
which adopts the rules of the house of repre
sentatives with some slight modifications ,
and makes the following order of business ;
I , Keport of the commltU'O on credentials.
L1. Report of the committu on resolutions ,
ii. Naming the national committee.
t. Naming tlio candidates for prcsidont.
0 , Presentation of candidates for yico
The report also gives Dakota ten votes and
Wathlngton Territory six votes , and tlio
other territories and the District of Columbia
two. Each of the rules recommended uro
substantially similar to those adopted by the
last national convention. The most CSECII-
tial change is that it is recommended that an
executive committee , consisting of nlno
members , may bo chosen by the national
committee to conduct the affairs of tlio party ,
Sem.tor Hoar of Massachusetts moved that
the report of the committee on rules bo adopt
ed , except the rule referring to the election
of alternates , and that tliat portion bo re-
Huttenvoith of Ohio moved to amend the
report of the comm'tteo ' by placing a limita
tion of tlmo on the nominating speeches.
Dutterworth's motion , after borne debat
ing , was defeated by a heavy vote.
A discussion then ensued and was partici
pated in by Hoar , Hayne , Houtello and Fil
loy , us to the manner in which alternates
bhould be entitled to vote in the absence of
Senator Hoar dually presented a substitute
for the rule reported by the committee re
lating $ o the election of alternates , which ho
moved to adopt , aud Cbatn.uau liayno of the
committee on rules said that ho honed the
substitute would bo adopted , and seconded
Senator Hoar's motion.
The substitute was as follows :
Alternate delegates for c..ch delegation at
largo and alternate delegates for ouch dis
trict delegation , to consist of the snmo num
ber as their principals , to net In the nbsenco
of delegates , shall bo elected.
Haymond of California objected to this
proposition nnd desired to have the question
referred to the chnlnnon of the committee on
rules , but the chair ruled this out of order.
Johnson of Kentucky moved that rule 10
( the rule under discussion ) should bo re
ferred buck to the committee.
Hayno said this was all much fuss and
feathers about nothing. Senator Hoar's
proposition should bo accepted ,
Hustcd of Now York supported Senator
Hoar's substitute , and said that It was what
everybody wanted. Ho thought that it would
bo dinicult for the committee on rules to begotten
gotten together , and this would avoid all
difficulty in tlio case.
The discussion then dragged along for
some time and the members 'of the conven
tion were petting more and more confused us
to what the language of the "alternate"
really meant , when General Sewell of Now
Jersey cut the gordlan knot with a motion
to adopt the report of the committee as n
whole , which motion was unanimously
The chair called for the report of the com
mittee on credentials as the next order of
Herr of Michigan moved that a recess betaken
taken until 8 o'clock to night , which was
agreed to , nnd at 2:10 o'clock the convention
Resolutions of Sympathy the First
CHICAGO , Juno 20. Tlio uppermost thought
In the ml ml of the convention as it began tote
to re-assemble this evening , was the supreme
importance of the action taken this afternoon
In accepting the report of the committee on
rules , which includes a rule that no change
of votes can bo made after the vote of n state
has been properly cast until after the ballot
has been arranged. This virtually stops any
stampede , and favors very decidedly the de
liberative character of the convention's pro
ceedings. It is regarded as a very decided
victory for the influences which are opposed
to the programme * of those managers
who claim to bo the friends of Mr. Hlalno
and are yet seeking to nominate him in the
face of his two letters of declination.
Colonel Thomas Unyno of Pennsylvania ,
who was chairman of the commltteoon rules ,
nnd who has always been a sincere Hluinc
man , said after the convention adjourned to
day , that the action of the committee in al
lowing this provision to be incorporated in
the rules was one of the wisest and most im
portant actions taken so far. It renders a
possibly hasty Ulaine movement out of the
question and adds strength to the friends of
Ulaino , who do not dcsiro his nomination
unless the convention cannot , after an honest
and sincere and long confinued effort , decide
between the other candidates. *
Some expectation was indulged in by many
of those who came to the hall this evening
tlmt a ballot might bo taken before adjourn
ment. No one who understands tlio situa
tion had any idea that the proceedings would
go so far under the rules adopted this after
noon ; that the credentials committee must
report nnd its work bo disposed of and the
platform adopted before any further business
even the nomination of candidates could
be proceeded with. .
Among the gentlemen on the platform this
evening was Harry Smith , late journal clerk
of the house of representatives , who has been
requested by Chnirm'un Estee to assist him in
construing the rather ) complicated mode of
rules which govern the lower branch of the
At 8:4' : ! the convention was called
to order. The auditorium was uncom
fortably crowded nnd the atmosphere
in the hall was .stifling. The flutter
ing of thousimls of fans did not have
the effect of causing n breath of air to stir.
The secretary then read a telegram re
ceived from the republican state central com
mittee of California , sending piccting to the
convention ami returning grateful thanks
for the honor bestowed on the Pacific coast
by the solcction of M. M. Estcc as permanent
Chairman Estce announced that as tlio
limit of time for speaking was live minutes
and tlmt all speakers would bo called to
order on time , except in the presentation of
candidates for the presidency , nnd so would
the convention hereafter bo called to order
Mr. Wellington of Maryland , offered a
resolution tendering , on behalf of the repub
lican party of the United States , to the Ger
man nation its sympathy in this hour of her
bereavement and sorrow caused by the death
of her ruler , Emperor Frederick of Ger
Mr. Wellington said in support of his reso
lution that the German nation is u great
nation. The Germans have advanced to the
first in civilization ami culture , and during
the late war was the steadfast friend of tlio
union. It has furnished America with some
of its best citizens and statesmen.
Mr. Harris of North Carolina , suggested
that the following resolution bo substituted ,
which had been agreed upon by the commit
tee on resolutions as an expression to bo
passed , not ns a part of , but along with the
platform to bo adopted to-morrow :
Wo tender to the German people our heart
felt sympathy in the double loss they have
recently sustained in tlio decease of the man
under whoso reign Germany 1ms become an
.united nation , and that of the other great
man , his liberal-minded , peace-loving and
The substitute was accepted and was
adopted by a rising vote.
Mr. Dixon ( colored ) of Maryland offered n
resolution of respect to tlio memory of Grant ,
Logan , ex-President Arthur and the late
Senator Conkling , which was also adopted by
a rising vote ,
SpecchOH Iilstciicd to AVnltlnjj For the
CIIICAOO , Juno 20. The chair asked for the
report of the committee on credentials , being
tlio regular order of business.
General Henderson of Iowa announced that
Chairman Hepburn , of that committee , was
not present and the so'crctury of the conven
tion proceeded to kill time by announcing
telegrams received for dclegnres , after which
the band In tlio gallery proceecdcd to kill
time until the credentials committee would
be ready to report.
'Wlillo the band was playing Colonel Fred
Grant nnd his wife , accompanied by Mrs ,
Potter Palmer , entered tlio convention , and
walking through one Of the delegation aisles ,
stepped upon the platform and took n scat in
the rear of the stand assigned to them. Tlio
convention nt once recognized Colonel Grunt
and cheered the distinguished visitors.
Tim chairman again called upon the com
mittee on credentials it ml again received no
response. Ho then called upon the commit
tee on resolutions , but Mr. Harris of North
Carolina , stated that the committee was not
ready to report and would not bo before to
Mr. Hayno then suggested that the roll of
states should bo called lor the purpose of
selecting members of the national commit
tee , but his motion to this effect was de
Then the convention , having nothing else
to do , commenced to call upon "Hradloy , "
and in response to the call tlio chairman pre
setted W. O , llrndley of Kentucky , After
thanking the convention for the honor con-
/erred upon him by the request that ho
should address the convention , ho said the
republicans were here , to accept the chal
lenge from St , ' Louis , They were
not hero to make any cow
ardly sacrifices' of their principles ,
but for the purpose of accepting every re
sponsibility , ami proving themselves equal to
every emergency in the country's history.
That fact lias been written in letters of gold
all over this country , This is a nation and
not the subject of the petty btales it has pur
chased with Ha own bounty. The republic
ans wcro here to say that the course of Ig
norance should bo swept from the land.
[ Applause. 1 They wcro hero to say that
every man. black or white , should bo sccuro
in his rights and to protest against the
cowardice of the south which trampled upon
the voter. They wanted to put tlio democratic
party out of power. It wni n delusion nnd n
snare , n sham and n deception. Its only his
tory was obstinate resistance to the prnml
measures Inaugurated by the republican
party. lApplauso.J Kentucky In November
would clasp hands with Ohio , Indiana nnd
Illinois. [ Applause. ] Tlio democratic party
has never oecn able to originate a system to
collect revenue , and now they nro not able to
inaugurate a scheme to get rid
of the surplus which Is increas
ing In the treasury. Who shall
bo our leader ! PCrlcs of "Dlaufc , Blame , "
mingled with his'cs ) . It matters not whether
it be the ulumcd knight of Maine or the
other distinguished gentlemen. [ Applause ] ,
The republican party will win this light.
FO11AK Elt'S SPEECH.
Ohio's Governor Wakes tlio Echoes
With n .Mnnnllloont Address.
CIIICAOO , Juno 20. Mr. Hallowoll , of
Kansas , amid the most enthusiastic outburst
of enthusiasm that has yet been seen in the
convention , moved that Governor Forakcr of
Ohio be asked to address the convention ,
The motion was agrce'd to and Governor
Forakcr was introduced and was received
with a volley of cheers. He said ho would
not bo Insensible to the compliment which
had been paid if ho could , nnd ho would not
if ho could , and whllo he thanked
the convention for the honor conferred
upon him , ho said that ho would
greatly have preferred if ho had not been
called upon. The question had been asked :
' What are wo hero fort" [ Laughter. ] The
republicans wore here to formulate repub
lican principles ; they were hero to nominate
the next president of the United States. [ Ap
plause. ] The first was easy to do , Every
schoolboy knew what the declarations of the
convention would bo. Every democrat as
well as republican knew what the attitude of
the republican party was with respect to the
questions which concerned the Ameri
can people. Republicanism is sincerity ,
and sincerity never equivocates. Wo
believe in a frco ballot and n
fair count , and we will not hesitate to say so
in all the thunder wo can put in the plat
form. Wo believe in n protective tariff , and
tliat the present democratic administration is
a fraud and a pretense. Wo want a change
and we are determined to have one. Wo be
lieve that Cleveland's ! free trade message is
fraught with danger. Wo want to take care
of American labor , American homes ami
American industries , and wo will say so.
Then we will nominate our candidate. I don't
know who he will be.
[ A voice in the gallery , "Grosham , " and
DGovcrnor Foraker continued ; I don't
know what his name is. [ A voice , "Forakcr ; "
cheers. ] But I can say ho will be a gentle
man ( continued cheers ) . That was saying a
great deal In view of recent experience. .
Here broke in Henderson of Iowa with the
declaration that the nominee would not go
lishiiifr on Decoration Day.
Continuing Foralccr said that the nominee
would bo a man of good moral character and
would have n social Maiding In the com
munity. Ho would not only bo a man to
cherish patriotic recollections , but would
have n record as a republican that would bo
without spot or blemish. He would take the
republican standard in his hand and carry it
to victory In the mime of republicanism
without explanation or apology to anybody ,
and when once olcctca it would be his high
est business to give the country a republican
administration. [ Applause , ] Ho would not
do it by false pretenses. He would go
straight at the mark.
in conclusion lie said : "Wo can catch up
the glorious refrain that comes from Oregon
nnd carry it sweeping over the whole coun
try with a magnificent triumph , which will
knock Grovcr Cleveland and Old Canada
into "innocuous desuetude. " [ Loud and
continued applause and cheers. ]
The Content Over Virginia nnd Thnn
CIIICAOO , Juno 20. Mr. Fuller of North
Carolina moved that Colonel Hobert G. In
gersoll be asked to make an address , but the
committee on credentials bcinft ready to re
port , the regular order was proceeded with.
The chairman of tlio credentials committee
then advanced to tlio platform and made his
report. The report , among other recommen
dations , favored tire admission of the Wise
district delegates from Virgiaia mid the four
Mr. Russell of North Carolina , from
the credentials committee , presented a
minority report , "which dissents from
the majority report in favor of
the admission of the Wise delegates from
the Second , Fifth , Sixth , Seventh , Eighth
and Tenth districts , who , it Is claimed , were
elected by pretended conventions 'never
called by the state committee. The report
also favors the admission of the Mahone del
egates from the Second , Fifth , Sixtii , Sev
enth , Eighth and Tenth districts.
The majority report was adopted , except so
much thereof as relates ts the Virginia con
Senator lliddloberger of Virginia then
took the stand to present , as ho said , the
truth of the question. Ho came "hero ,
he said , without n vote being
cast against him by a republican in
the Seventh congressional district. His
seat had never been contested there , yet ho
was asked to sit down quietly and listen to a
gentleman from North Carolina muko a
minority report , . Ho was entitled to n scat
on the lloor. If ho was not entitled to a scat ,
who was ) [ Laughter. ]
At this point Mr. Wall of Nebraska brolto
in witli a point of order , that Kiddloburgor
was out of order. The question now pending
related to the dolegates-at-largo.
The chair sustained the point of order nnd
Mr. Kiddlebcrger left the platform with the
Inquiry as to whether thcro would bo a tlmo
when ho could protest against tlio partisan
ship which allowed men to walk people inhere
hero to vote for their special candidate.
That part of the crcdentialscommittco's re
port upon the admission of the Virginia delo-
gates-at-largo was adopted.
Tlio questvjii then being upon tlio adoption
of that portion of tlio report of the creden
tials committee relating to the admission of
district delegates from Virginia , Mr. Wood
of Virginia , spoke In favor of the minority
report , with special reference to the Ninth
district delegates. Ho said that he and his
colleague were properly and legally elected
by a convention which was regularly called
by the state committee , ami the contestants
were elected by three men who held a pretended
tended convention In a private oftlco of one of
the delegates who was there chosen. Ho
( Woods ) had been elected by n convention
composed of delegates from every legislative
district in the congressional district , and it
was unjust to throw him aud his colleagues
out of tne national convention.
General Gibson of Ohio expressed himself
as one of those who insisted that tlio mag
nificent republican Ninth district of Virginia
should ho represented in the convention. He
then moved that both sets of delegates
bo admitted , each delegate to have half a
Mr. Wise of Virginia seconded the motion.
Mr. Hepburn of Iowa protested against the
motion ( is being dangerous in its effect. It
would put it in the power of a few men to
play tlio miserable furco of holding a so-culled
convention called by no ono in authority ,
representing no ono and composed of three
men , nnd by that kind of fraud , uudcr the
preU-'iisoof a compromise , these men could
huel their way into tlio convention prepared
to offer tliat kind of premium for this port of
trickery. [ Applause and cries of "Xo no , " ]
Mr , Stevenson of Minnesota moved that
tlio minority ryport , so far as it referred to
the admission of Mr , Wood and his colleague ,
The-ehair csplatjiedthat minority-re
port did not ask for the admission of any
delegates from the Ninth district , but merely
dissented from the majority report.
. Mr. Stevenson then said that ho would
move Mr. Wood mid his collcagno bo ad
mitted to the convention as the properly
elected delegates from the Ninth district.
Mr. Webber of New York objected. Ho
said that if this resolution was adopted , to bo
consistent , the convention must admit all
who are declared by the majority report not
entitled to scats.
Mr. linssellof NorthCnrollimopposcdGen
eral Gibson's motion and called attention to
the fact that the majority report did not rec
ommend the seating of the autl-Mahouo dele
gates for the Ninth district , us It lias been
done in tlie case of the other district dele
gates. This was because the two anti-Ma-
liono delegates from that district represented
n constituency of three men ono besides
themselves assembled in some Illicitly re
spectable grog shops In Virginia. Was the
convention going to allow a parcel of revolu
tionists , as they called themselves , to rldo
ruugli shod over the regular organization of
the party in a gre.it state.
lie was proceeding to argue against the
seating of men elected in n convention not
assembled at the call of any constituted au
thority , when ho was Interrupted by Mr. Fil-
ley of Mis-sour ! with the question whether
there was a congressional committee In the
Ninth district I
Mr. Russell replied that if thcro was It was
under the parly organization and constitu
tion. No congressional district convention
could bo held , except by order ot the state
Mr. Filley Was that the usual plan I
Mr. UusscH Usual and universal.
[ Laughter. ]
Mr. Filloy Was there any other congres
sional call in the state )
Mr. Kusscll In most of the districts there
never was until the convention had as
sembled at Petersburg under the regular
Mr. Filloy How nro congressional dis
trict conventions hold !
Mr. Kusscll By district conventions as
sembled where they please.
Mr , Filley Called by whom }
Mr. Kushcll By the state committee.
Mr. Filley Always !
Mr. Kusscll Generally. [ Laughter. ]
nGencntl Binplmm of Pennsylvania ad
dressed the convention upon the Ninth
district case. He declared that if the major
ity of the committee on credentials conceded
the election of Mr. Wood and his colleagues ,
it gave up all its claim that the other Mahone
district delegates were not properly elected
and their opponents entitled to sbats. Ho
claimed that the election oftho contestants
of Mr. Wood and his colleagues 'was so
palpable n fraud that the minority of the
committee did not dare to recommend that
they should bo seated even under the claim
of the technical regularity of the Wood con
vention , and if the convention voted to scat
Mr. Wood it will vote down the majority re
Mr. Kector of Texas , spoke in favor of the
majority report , nnd Mr. Spaulding of Michi
gan , favored the admission of the Wood dele
Mr. Stevenson of Minnesota , thought that
there had been only one convention of the
Ninth district , and tlmt was the one held at
Petersburg , outside of the Ninth district.
The convention of three was a fraud ,
Fesscndcii moved to reconsider the vote by
which the Wood delegates were seated.
. Huttcnvorth moved to UiA' the resolution on
the table. On the mere technical plea that
the district convention was not held within
the bounds of the district it was neither just
.lolni S. Wise then took the floor and was
greeted with applause. lie said that when
the gentleman from North Carolina ( Uus-
sell ) spoke of the gentlqmnu who made the
contest as one who probably went to a grog
shop , he did not confine himself to the facts
of the case. Pcndleton. who made tlie rival
contest , was the peer of the gentleman from
North Carolina , or any other gentleman hero ,
and his meeting was not hold in u grogshop ,
but in n reputable place where every conven
tion had been held for years. He did
not come here to bo called a trick
ster and the habitue a grog shop.
Ho ( Wise ) had seconded the motion to
admit both delegates , because as a true re
publican from Virginia , recognising the Ninth
district as the banner district of Virginia re
publicanism , loving its people , whether they
came here under the banner of Mahone or
Wise , It grieved him to see her unrepre
sented in the convention. [ Applause ) .
Mr. Hess of Missouri arose to move the
previous question , but the chair declined to
recognize him and Mr. Moore of West Vir
ginia addressed the convention upon
the Ninth district dispute. Ho thought that
the convention was in danger if it admitted
any of the Ninth district delegates. It would
be ticttint ; a dungi-rous precedent.
Mt" Allen of Virginia followed In favor of
the minority eommittco'H report. Ho de
clared that if the majority report wus
adopted his place as a delegute-nt-lurge from
Virginia would bo valueless to him , because
it would declare that there was a taint of
irregularity about his own convention. Ho
went into the details of the entire Virginia
contest and said that there could be no pos-
fllblo doubt of tlie rc 'u ar election of all of
the Mahone delegates.
Mr. Hess'call for the previous question
was then recognized and under a call the con
vention adopted the motion to scat the Wood
delegates by an overwhelming voto.
The question being upon tlio adoption of
the remainder of the majority report of the
credentials committee , Mr. Header of Pciin-
Hylvania demanded a division of the question ,
and that each scporatc case in dispute should
bo voted upon by itself.
This was agreed to.
Mr. Fcssendtn of Connctlcut. moved to re
consider the vole by which the convention
had admitted the Wood delegation from the
Mr. Bntterworth of Ohio , moved to lay the
motion upon the table , ami nftor ivparliamen
tary wrangle , thd question was put and Hut-
lerworth's motion prevailed 2I'J to 1M.
The question then recurred upon the admission -
mission of thu delegates from tlio Second dis-
trirt of Virginia.
Tlio majority report on the Second Vir
ginia district wits adopted.
The majority report seats the Wise dele
gates nnd the minority report , which seals
the .Mahone delegate's , was offered us a inb-
btitnte , and a cull of states wns4iad upon the
adoption of the substitute.
A laugh wont through the assembly when
on Ohio being called Governor Fora kin1
arose and stated there were only thirty eight
delegates present and Unit nineteen of them
voted "yea" and nineteen "nay. "
The minorty report was rejected yeas ! 3oO ,
The announcement of tlio vote was re
ceived with applause.
The majority report was then adopted as a
whole ami applicable to nil the Virginia dis-
tvicts , and then the convention at 11- : , " )
ajourued until to-morrow nt 10 o'clock ,
THE FlltST BALLOT.
Everybody Anxious to Hou I low It Will
ItcHiill I In i rl so n's Strength.
CutcAao , Juno fiO. Everybody is waiting
for the first ballot. Before u ballot has been
taken there will be no material changes of
position. Dcpow's friends nro'not doing
much by him. Ho will bo voted for probably
not more than two or three ballots. The
cliuiax is to come when Now York
breaks up , and on Now York's choice
after Dcpcw tlio nomination may depend.
It will bo impossible to unite
Now York on another candidate. About
half the delegation is likely to go to Hurn-
BOII. Hiecock favors Hurnaon and Platt is
about to give up Alger and join Hiscock.
Plielps of New Jersey , and Ellcins are in the
Harrison combination. Warner Miller is
still inclined to Sherman. While no absolutfi
pledges have been made , New Jersey , Indi
ana and parts of New England nro for Harrison
risen and he will show up strongly after
tlio complimentary ballots are lliushcd ,
A large number of orgnnized laborlngmen
from Indiana uro hero favoring Grcstmm.
Some of the strongest influences in the coun
try arc at work'for Harrison , and it is conceded -
coded that he has the bcfct corps of political
wprkcrs in the Held. Thu Harrison cam
paigners made their llrat mistake this morn
ing when they called the Indiana delegation
together and attempted to pass a resolution
to the effect that Indiana should vote solidly
for HurrUon until the majority indicated a
wish to change. Tlio resolution was received
with much disfavor. Sojio of the Grcshara
men present declared they would notba
bound by the resolution If passed , The rcao
lutlon was withdrawn. This action has )
made it apparent that Indiana Is not soldfos !
Harrison nnd the moral victory is with tha
opposition. A compromise has now been ar *
ranged by which California will not put !
Hlalno In nomination , but somoof her dele
gates , led by llnymoud and Do Young , will
vote for him from the start.
THE V1UGINIA CONTEST.
AVIso Dcl'tmtn Mahout ) In the Fight Tor
thu Scat * .
CIIICAOO , Juno 'JO. The credential com
mlttco met in session at it o'clock and re
sumed consideration of the Virginia contest.
After hearing briefly nnd without decision
the claims of the doloRiiti's-at-largL > tha j ]
committee look up numerically cleht contested -
tested election districts. Tlio First and ' . *
Fourth districts nt noon presented their re
spective claims no vote being taken. %
Ex-Congressman Brady and .1. S. Wlsfl
presented the case for the latter , arguing
that the Wise district delegates were elected
in separate district conventions In conformity - )
ity with the rules of the party ; that Mahono }
in his call for the state convention to bo , |
held nt Petersburg Intentionally violated the
law of the republican party as to such
election. ' (
W. E. Craig and W. C. Elam claimed for
Mahono that thcro was doubt as to the call . , -
of the national committee , mid therefore the * }
state committee bad authority to indicate tlio
place where state conventions should beheld
hold , and that In this instance it was a mcra
technical violation of the call of the national
At 1 o'clock the committee went Into ex
ecutive soislon. The doors were closed to
the contestants nnd Wise and Mahone re
tired. By a vote of 2S to li ) the llrst contest
( Second district ) was disposed of in fjivor '
of Wise. Tlie third , fifth , sixth , seventh ,
eighth , ninth and tenth were disposed of to
the same effect. The committee voted to 3 ,
scat the Mahono delegates at large , and upon '
reconsideration of the Ninth district ruled it ,
out entirely , leaving the delegation Wise U
Wise declined to express an opinion ns to .
the probability of n minority report. Brady ,
however stated that ho expected the Mahono
men to make a fight. Ho said : "We sup-
po e Muhono will bo backed by the Sherman
men , for whom ho would hnvo thrown our
entire delegation on the unit rulo. "
After a brief recess the committee reas
sembled nnd took up the case of the district
of Columbia. While this contest hinces upon
charges and countercharges of irregularity at
the district Boenveiition , It became plain that )
the seating of HIOHO two delegates will in
volve n hard light in the convention , ami
probably the llrst trial of strength between
the Bhiino and Sherman forces. It is
probable that whatever the committee's de
cision , a minority report may bo presented In
this case. Without reaching a vote lit 0 p. in. ,
in order to be able to report to the conven
tion this evening , the contests in Louisiana , J
Georgia , Maryland , Minnesota and Miissu- -i.
chnsetts were referred to n 8ub-committco
with instructions to report without delay.
BLAINE I1EAHI ) FUO.U.
Nothing Cnn lie JKclIcd on Unless ' ]
Signed lly ItiniKuir ' 1
Niw YOIIK , Juno 21. The Tribune of this
morning has the following : ,
LONDON , , Iunc 20. Blame asks mo to say
that all rumors in the United States pretend
ing to give letters or dispatches from him or
any of jiis party touching political topics ot
any kind may be promptly discredited unless"
signed by Mr. Blaine Himself. Ho has sent :
nothing whatever on the presidential ques
tion except bin Florence nnd Paris letters ,
and has had no correspondence of any kiiut
with any gentleman named in connection )
with the republican nomination. Blaine is
on the borders of Scotland , pursuing his
LO.NIION , .Iuiio20. James G. Blaine , in an
interview at Newcastle to-day declined to
stito : whether or not ho would ac
cept the nomination for the presidency.
California Divided on the Proper
Coui'No to Pni'Siio.
Cmc.uio , Juno 20. Tlio California dele
gates have received a good many despatches
from the country urging thnm to stand by
their colors. The effect is to intensify the
excitement in tli.it delegation , which is di
vided as to policy. The chairman and the
younger members nro anxious to put Blaine
in nomination , but the iimjorily , in com
plinnco with a request from the friends 01 !
Blaine , advise waiting until the announced
candidates have hud a chiinco , and this after
noon the Kentucky delegation sent to the
California headquarters a largo steel portrait !
of Henry Clay , addressed to Creed Huymond ,
HE LIKES IX P.-/W.
A .Vow York 3l < > t' < ; hnnl Given Chaniiccy
n Send Oft' .
CIIICAOO , June 20. The following telegram
has been received from Charles S. Smith ,
president of tlio New York chamber of com
Ni\v YOIIK , Juno 20. To A. It. Whitney ,
Esq. , Delegate National Kepublican Conven
tion : Dcpcw us president of Ihu United
States would bo in an absolutely Impartial
position ami the best man In the country to
nsnltit in adjusting the various relations of
the railroads to the public. The knowledge )
acquired in his present position would be of
grout advantage and the people would have
their rights protected. No railroad -attorney
could make black look white to Dcpow. The
grangers ought to udvocnto him because of
his experience. CIIAIIIIS : S. SMITH ,
THE LAST VOTE.
It Showed Klicrin , II'H Sirenyth to Bo
CuifAoo , Juno ' . ' 0. The llrst night session
of the republican national convention , ended
shortly before midnight to-night , brought
out the first approximate test ot the strength
of any candidate on a roll call , it showed
that .lohn Sherman could muster nt least 209
votes. The roll cull was on the Virginia con
test and u volu for tlie Mahono men was
taken to mean a vote for Sherman , Ohio
tried to disguise the fact that u test vote was
being taken and divided her vote evenly.
Counting Ohio solid for Sherman , however.
hia aggregate- tlie roll call would bo CC'J
BOSTON , Juno 20. A telegram to the Mex
ican Central railroad company reads :
MKXICO , Juno 10. Flood lit Silas on the J
line of the Mexican Central ; over three hun
dred houses lllled ; many lives lost ; are seri- ,
oils freshets on rallwu.VH between Qucrtaro
and Leon ; two forty-foot spans washed out '
noarTrapniato ; branch from SJIus to Guov-
njanto washed out in two places ; high water
on branch to Guadajara ; weather still
threatening and prospects of immediate re
sumption of through business not promising ;
everything possible being done.
Memorial Kci'vioeu Ordered.
BcitMN , Juno ! iO. Emi > cror William has
ordered memorial services to bo held
throughout Germany on Sunday next. An
eloquent address , eulogizing the many virtues -
tues of Emperor Frederick , concluding with
a prayer for the present emperor , will bo
m.d in every church , The cmporor lias ap
pointed us aides General HahuaUo , Vcrsen
Arrested Kor n Mlg Itobtjcry.
SvxtifitY , Pa. , Juno ao. Pinkcrt3n's do-
tcctivo force have arrested Express Messen
ger Hubur for stealing f2'JGOO from the
Adams Express company August 20 , IbbO.
The money wu > found lust night in Hubtir'a
house , 511,000 mlsbltig , Huber was an old
employe of the company and WHS
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