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'vvxof ' credentials. Is that coramlttco ready
to report I '
Mr. Winston of Minnesota lioro called
nttontlon to tbo fact that tboro were two
distinguished ox-sonnlors present , ono of
whom bad the honor to preside over two
national conventions , and moved that the
convention extend Iho courtesy of the plat
form to them ,
Ttio gentlemen referred to woro'Hon.
.Inmos U. Doollttlo mid Hon. Lymuu Trum-
bull of Chicago. .
Without putting the motion the chairman
doeUrcd It unanimously carried.
The report of Iho conimllleo on creden
tials wa then called for. Mr. Shaw of
Maryland oxplaltieJ thut the committee
could not bo ready to report before 2 o'clock.
Mr. Dolancy ot Alaska hero arosu for
recognition , and upon announcing his name
nnd territory was received with cliccrs. Ho
ofTurcd n incmoriiil from the uoinocnilta tor-
ntorlnl convention or AlnsUii to thu national
convention and nskcd that It receive respect
Iho resolution wns referred.
Mills Cnll < Ml mi for nil Address.
Mr. Johnson of Ohio moved that the chair
man request Senator HogcrCJ. M11U of Texas
to address the convention. This suggestion
was received with enthusiastic cheers from
nil parts of the vast hall.
Messrs. Johnson of Ohio and Goodman of
Missouri wuro appointed n confintttoa to escort
cert Mr. Mills to the platform.
Senator Palmer of Illinois tnndo his en-
franco upon tno rear ot tluplatform and was
Immediately recognized and greeted with an
ovation of npplnusu.
1 ho chair announced to the convention
that Senator Mills had boon compelled to
leave the hall ou account of nines' * , and
theio wcro immediately loud calls for Palmer
nil over the house.
Mr. Shecbnn of Michigan moved mat boa-
ntor Palmer bo naked to nddicss the convention
tionLoud [ applause. ]
Tliu chair appointed General Jackson of
Jowa to present the request of the conven
tion to Senator Palmer , and 20,000 throats
joined in an ovation as the old man was led
oy General Juckson to the front of tlio ptat-
J 01 m.
Tbo Chairman Oontlomon of thn conven
tion , 1 need not Introduce to you this battle-
hcarrod veteran of democracy. [ Loud and
long coutlnueJ applause. ]
' rulmcr'JIukos a TiilU.
Senator Palmor-Gciillomcn : I find an ,
honor thrust upon uio bv suddenly appear
ing In this grout convention. 1 am hardly
trcutcd with falruuss. I have not hud un op-
rortuullv of estiiunllng this marvellous as-
Bunblv-of democrats. I think I have u-right
( pointing to his loekn ) to spouU In this as-
numbly as ono having experience at least ,
und coino not urging you to bo p-iiriollc
that li nn Instinct In uomonrnlic lioarts. I
nied not urge you to tuo adoption of every
expedient to secure harmony In our ranks
[ iMicersj bocuuso thofo llus butoro us ono Of
the uiost Important political contests in
\ \ blch ttio democracy of the country has
b.-un engaged Jor a qtiurtor of a cnntury. It
is the great crucial contest. Unity , there
fore , IB essential. Every democrat should
forgot every subject of contiovorsy. Wo
should bn brethren. Indeed , with a
common motlvo and common purpose , und
engaged In o common , earnest , patriotic
cl.ort. [ Cheers. | That Is your mission.
Thu crcat work of rcstorlnc " constitutional
libcrtv in the country has "devolved upon
you [ applause ] and will you itllow any paltry
subject of dispute , any "matter of a personal
cliaractor , to Intervene whoii your country
calls upon you in trumpet tones ) Will you do
it } Lot us'Do one ; oiiu in spirit ; ono in pur-
posu ; and lot us b unu In tbu great battle.
Lei there bo no Mtulkors in the c.unp. Let
us all work for tno aucompusnment 01 tms
Ijrrat nurposc. I expect u liurmonious re-
biitt. The names before you uro names of
piitilotic ramu Cheese Irom among them
him thai will boar our banner aloft. Get a
Hun , unswerving and unalterable democrat ,
who Is In earnest. Put thu flag In his hands
end follow It ,
At this point tho. sponkor was interrupted
by cheers und yells for Hill , Cleveland ,
Uoics and others of the possible nominees ,
Itcpnl'lle.ins Sot to lln .Uisiimlor tood.
Resuming his speci-ch , Mr. Palmorbald :
"Let mo toll you that if tbo democracy and
tbe'country a'ro deceived in this convention
it Is not the fault of the republicans. At
Minneapolis they Hung their bnuners to thu
breezes and inscilboil upon it all that is
indentillcd with republicanism. They huvo
written upon it a monaco to the peace of Iho
country In the foreo bill. As sure as Ben
jamin ilarrisoa Is elected und the congress is
republican wo will have a force bill such as
the Inccnuity of John Davenport or tliodovil
may suggesl. [ Cheers. ]
"It is duo to tl'o Minneapolis convention to
Bay tbal they Inwo not attempted to deceive
thu country en that point. They declare
their purpose und U they succeed xvu will
huvo no right to complain. They have
written an addition to the tariff , 'McKinloy-
istn.1 worse 'McKlnloylsm,1 moro 'MeKinloy-
Ism1 than they tiavo Und boforo. Tlio country
Is wulled around with what Is callea 'pro
tection. ' Tuts greut giant republic wllh Its
05,000,000 of Inhabitants with resources un
surpassed anywhere on cnrtli , is to bo
fohiered. Wo ore going to work in
Illinois. I expected to see in November
that Illinois has carried the state for the
democratic electoral ticket. Wd do not ox-
psct to burn Chicago up , [ laughter ) but wo
xvill innka it amusingly red. " | Long contin
ued laughter and applause. ]
Uuuloil lor I'olIoMH.
General Palmer retired from the platform
nnild great enthusiasm , and there was au
Immense howl went up for Fellows of Now
York L. H. Chapman of Ohio : 1 move tlmt
John U. Follows of Now York bo invited
to address the con volition.
Mr. Follows wus accordingly invitea.
Upon thuaiiiiouncoment thut Mr. Fellows
would address the convention there was an
outburst of enthusiasm , which testified to
the respect in which Mr. Follows was hold.
Ilusiioiiu as follows :
"Mr , Chairman : I am u delegate In this
convention. At thn appropriate time , when
It shall bo In place for uologutcs to express
their hontlimmts upon this lloor , it may he
my privilege to huvo something to say to the
convention. That time bus not yotuirived
and 1 toropnUo that with thu crcat number
of distinguished gentlemen , wlior.o names
laid deeds ore so well known to the dcmoc-
r.tcy present in this room , whn arc not wear
ing Uio badges of delegates , It would bo im
proper for one wlio occupied tlmt position to
IQW I'lalm the attention of the convention.
Mr.Brnnson of Kentucky hero appeared
tad announced thut the committee on cie-
deallals wus now ready to report.
Itoport nf Grtiiluntiulii Committee.
Mr. John K. Lamb of Indiana , chairman of
the committee on credentials , tlion said : "I
im directed by thu committed on credentials
to muuu thu following report in ttui contest
of tlni tuto of Alabama : Thurc-gulur delojja-
tion , us rccomuicndcd by the democratic na
tional com nut tee , Is scaled and given the
r'gbt to vote , while the coiitosliiiirdelegation
is plvon scats upon Iho lloor of this couven-
In the Twenty-third and Twenty-fourth
dmtitctsof 1'unnsylvanla the regular dolo-
guic , as recommended by the nutionul com
mittee , are given the t > oats mid the votes
upon tlio floor.
In UioBtuto of Ohio , In thn Fl t district ,
the rrcular doluRUtc , Mr. Bernard , is seated.
In ino territory of Utuh , tuo regular dele-
, Rut on , rocomnicmlod by tlio dumocrutlu na
tional i-ommltlen , Messrs. 11. Henderson und
Joun T. Calne , aru given the seals and the
votes upon' the lloor.
I a the territories 01 IMUW Mexico and An-
rnnu it was ivcoinmi'iidod by the imtlonal
caiiimlitKo that each bo rlvon uU < toais upon
the lloorof this convention. In vluw of the
fuut that tti'iso two tcrrltorloi huvo been do-
burred from the sUUrliood of atutes In tbls
union upon the solo ground thut they were
uuiuocrutlc , inn1 the fprtherfnci thut a domo-
crntlu house passed un act to nmlto them
otatoi of this union , the committee adopt *
thu report of the subcommittee und submits
It to the upprovul of lliU convention.
Mr. Chairman I report the adoption of
the report ,
Thn reading ot the report was greeted
with ereat ( 'boors , und especially thut part
Of it lolutlng to tbo udmUsio : ) of thu states
n'ferri-d to tbroush tbo onubllni ; tiet of con-
grot1 * WAS cheered to the echo. Thu report
On I'urniniiviit OrgiinUutlun ,
Thu Chairman The next business in order
will ba the report of ttio commluco ou not * '
The report was read by the secretary a *
follovxi For chalrinun , Hon. William L.
Wilton of West Virginia ; nccrotary , Simon
V. Kiiaerm of Indiana ; for assistant kcorulur-
id , Kdwurd UMocoett of Illluol * , W. U.
Uoylo of Ponnsylvunla , Hamilton SUupard of
VlrRliilu. Clinton Gallow of Missouri , K.
ttolla of MIchlKau. Itobort V.'lUon of Mts-
lourl , C'harles It. Dopros of Now York , Jamei
L. IJi-.ul y of Miuuo ot ; for rcadiug cro >
tary , Hon. NlchoUi M. Bell ot Missouri ; for
assistant reading secretaries , Morgan Morri
son of Indiana , Cato Sells of Iowa , H. S.
Martin of Kansas , William F. Thompson ot
Michigan , William Wllklns Carr , of Pennsyl
vania , Hoary J. Linn of Tonnonoo , Thomas
N. ICnnpp of Missouri ; for sergeant ot-armi ,
Hon. Richard J. Urlgtit of Indiana ; for as
sistant eergesnt-at-arnn , John P. Hopkins of
Illinois ; for official stenographer , William J.
Ulxon of Illinois ; for vice president * , the
secretaries from bach stuto.
The report was adopted without division.
Don M. Dickinson of Michigan moved that
n committee of flvd bo appointed by the
chair to notify the ofllccM of their selection
end to oacort thorn to the platform. [ Ap
Mr. Dickinson's motion bolna adopted the
chairman appointed Don M. Dickinson of
Michigan , , ! , F Duncombo of Iowa , John It.
Follows of Now' Yorl : , Joseph U. Ulch of
Alabama nnd Martin L Clanov of Missouri.
The appearance ot Mr. Wilson upon the
platform with the committee was greeted
wllh long continued ehcersand yells. When
he could bo hourd the chalrmau addressed
the convention as follows :
"Gentlemen : It gives mo much pleasure
to present to you as permanent chairman of
this convention ono of the bravest demo
crats in America , Mr. William Wilson ,
Cli ilrniiinVllsiii' Address ,
Mr. Wilson was ngaln received with
cheers and uddroisod the convention.
He bcimn by thanking the convention for
tlio honor and said the mission of the demo
cratic party \vns to light for the under dog.
Whui that party was out of power the
underdog was.generally the American noo-
nlo. When that party was out of power the
narly In control represented a section , not
the whole country : It stood for a class , not
for the whole pponlo. This was shown defi
nitely at the Minneapolis convention. There
was no doubt that thuir purpose in
having taxed us for yenra without
excuse nnd without mercy , was to disarm
all further power to resist the exactions.
K < 'pubhcan success means that the pcoplo
will bo stripped of the franchise through
force bills In order thut they may uo at ripped
of their substanr.o throuch tariff bills. For
years wo have been struggling to recover thu
lost right of tnxlni ; ourselves. Now wo are
threatened with tbu loss of the great right to
When you confer on tbo novernmont the
power of dealing out wealth , you unchain
every nvll to prey upon and eventually de
stroy frca Institutions. Evcessivu taxation
1 ? class luxation , which results in n billion-
dollar congress , a corrupt civil service , a de
bauched ballot box'and purchased elections.
After every victory there will bo n now
McKlnlov bill to repay political contributions
with u tax wrung from thu people , until wo
settle the question of taxation wisely , per
manently and Justly. Wo build all other re
forms on a foundation of sand. The great
party wo represent Is for tariff reform be-
causa it is the only gateway to goimlno
democratic government. Tno distinguished
loader who presided over the republican con
vention dnCs not itnoxv what tariff reform Is.
Who aver saia ho dldl I'ortunately tbo people
ple nro not so Ignorant of the moaning
of protection , at least that protec
tion dealt to them in the bill
that bears his namo. They see that
meaning in prostrated agriculture , in
shaclilcd commerce , In stricken industry , in
the compulsory idlenosof labor , in lawmade
wealth , In the discontent of the workingman
nnd the despair of the farmer. They know
by hard experience thut the protective sys
tem of taxation Is but an old , crafty scheme
by which the rich compel the poor to pay the
expenses of the government.
liimiilliM of Turin Itcforin.
"Tiiriff reform , " said the speaker , "means
a readjustment of this system of taxation
nnd to purco away thlssjslom of tribute.
Governor McICinlcy further charges that
democrats believe in taxing ourselves. I am
nfrald wo must admit tbls charge. What
right or excuse have wo for
taxing anybody elsoi With a continent for a
country , with freedom nnd intelligence )
for its development , wo stand disgraced in
the eyes of all mankind. If wo cannot and
do not support our owifeuvornmont , wo can
throw Its support on other booplo only by
boggarliis others. If wo-- use onowuaraa
pauper nation. If wo use the other wo uro a
pi fa to nation ,
"Tlio democratic party does not Intend
that wo should bo ulthor. It bclloves that
frugality is un essential vlrtuo of free gov
ernment. It believes taxes should bo limited
to the public needs and bo lovlad by u plain
rule of justice and economy.
Culls Jloclpi'oclt.v Itotiilliitlon.
Waaro confronted with a now cry la the
campaign. The republican party , says Mc-
IClnlnystands for protection and reciprocity.
Ho was for protection alone when ho framed
his bill In the house and ho firmly resisted
nil tbo efforts of the statesman troth Maine to
add recipioclty to it. You may explore the
pages of burlesque literature for anything
more supremely ludicrous than the so-called
reciprocitv of tbo McKinley bill. It Is not
reciprocity. It Is retaliation nud , worst of
all , retaliation on our own people. It says to
u low small countries south of us : 'If you
are forced by j-our necessities or led by follies -
lies to make bread higher und scarcer to
your people , wo will make shoos aud sugar
higher and scarcer to our people. '
It is like Simple Simon fish
ing for whnlos in his mother's
rain barrel , and the great triumph of captur
ing au occasional wlgclc-wagglo Is only a
true realist to plcturo of the reciprocity of
the Mclf Inley act.
"Wo are for protection that protects nnd
reciprocity that reciprocates. Wo are in
favor of protecting every man In the en
joyment of the fruits of his labor , diminished
only by proper contribution to oro.idon nnd
increase tbo prosperity of tlio people. "
A Yalorulli I'rrdlrtlon.
The speaker proceeded " by saying that who
ever was thij choiceof this convention , no
telegram would fl.ish across ttio
sea , . Irom castle or lord , to congratu
late him , out from the homo of
labor , from the llrcslde of the teller , from
the hearts of all who love'Justleo and equity ,
who wish und intend that our matchless
heritage of freedom shall bo the common
wealth of all our people and the common
opportunities of nil our youth , will cotno up
prayers for his suoco < s and recruits for the
great democtutla host that must strike down
the boast of sculloiiulism and the Moloch of
monopoly before wo can over gain a people's
govoinnmnt , run by the people's faithful
Tremendous choorlng followed President
Wilson's iiildiosfi and the delegates almost tea
a mun guvo nil ovation with yells and waving
hats an , I umbrellas and handkerchiefs.
The demonstration ended with three
cheers for tbo permanent chairman by the
ueliitrntlon from Missouri.
On motion of Mr. Clancy of Missouri tlio
tlmnks of thu convention xvero lomlcrod to
the temporary chairman , W. C. Owens , for
Iho manner in which ha has discharged his
dutlos. The convention then proceeded to
Us actual business.
Urptirt iif Cominlttru ou Itulo .
The report of tbo committee on rules was
llr.it oiwted and Mr. nngllsh of Indiana ,
chairman of the committee , presented the
report us follows :
NVo ivcoimnoml the following order of
business b observed by this convention.
FlratKvport of tlio co'iunlttco ou credential
tial- , .
Suond litfportof thu committee on per
Thirl Huport of the committee on reso
lutions und itlatfurm.
Fourth Nominations ot candidates for the
ofllu'3 of urailduut of the United Stales.
Fifth-Nomination of cuouldates Jor the
ollico of vice president of the United Stales.
Tno coimnitico further reconimends tthttt
the rulca of thu lust national convention bo
adopted for thu government of tbls conven
Tbo report as submitted was uuanlmouslv
adopted , although them had been ; a sharp
tight la the committee over the unit rule , thu
vote having stood 28 to 15 In favor ot the re
tention of the unit rule.
The uoxtoruorof business was the report
of the committee on resolutions , but no mem
bers ot the committed wuro present iu the
I'lCkiniU'il vtltli u Unvol ,
Mr. Phclps of Mlsoutl tools advantage ot
a lull iu the proceedings to present a gavel to
the chairman of tbo convention. Mr. Pholpi ,
Iu making tbo presentation in behalf of inn
tlno ptoducur * iind miner * of Missourisaid ;
" 1 present you thu iravol not made ot tm
or stolen Irom Nebraska homesteads , bui
mlnod aud made in Jasper county , Missouri ,
and bearing the Inscription , 'Wo Need No
Protection , ' ui u protest against tbo mock
cry ot logUtatlou , which linuoici a useless
tariff of MO per cent u-on ( the metal us a pretext
text for taxing the lamp , pick , shirt and
blanuet of the mloor more thin 40 per cent.1
Thu ctm.nnm ooccptci * the gavel , express ,
tug the bopo that tbUcoaveullou or Iu noin
nee will use this gavel to knock out the pro
tection tariff upon zinc. ( Applause. )
Tbo chair ngaln called for the report of
.ho committee on resolutions , and there
jolng no reiponso ho dlroctcu the secretary
, o call the roll of states no that the1 various
delegations might bnvo an opportunity to
land in the names of their member * of the
nnttnnnl committee nr.d of the notification
committee. This was done.
Following is n complete list of the mom *
bcrs of the national committee as named by
Lhn various delegates in convention tbls
morning : Alabama , Henry D. Clayton ;
Arkansas , N. M. Uoso ; California , ;
Colorado. Charles S. Thomas ; Connecticut ,
Charles French ; Delaware , ; Flor
ida , SuinuolPascoo ; Georgia , ; Idaho ,
Frank \Y. Boone ; Illinois , Bon T. Campbell ;
Indiana , S. P. Shoorln ; Iowa , Colonel J. J.
Hlcliardson ; ICunsas , General Charles W.
Blair ; Kentucky , ; Louisiana , James W.
Jofforys ; Maine , Arthor Sowoll ; Mary
land , Hon. A. P. Gorman : Massachusetts ,
Joslah I. Qulncy ; Michigan , Daniel J.
Cutnpnu ; Minnesota , Mlulmcl Doran ; Mis
sissippi , Chftrlos B. Henry ; Missouri , J , G.
Prathcr ; Montana , A. J. Davidson ; Ne
braska , Tob.ns Castor : JNovada , ; Now
Hampshire , Alva W. Sulloway ; Now Jer
sey , Miles Iloss ; Now York , William F.
Sbechan ; North Carolina , Hon. M. W. Han
som ; North Dakota , W. C. Llstolow ; Ohio ,
Calvlfi S. Bi-lco : Oregon , B. D. McICeo ;
Pennsylvania , William F. Harrlty ; Uhodo
Island , ; South Carolina , M. A. Donald
son : South Dakota , ; Tennessee. Holmes
Cuuimlngs ; Texas , O. T. Holt ; Vermont ,
Bradlov B. Smalloy : Virginia , ; Wash
ington , Hugb C. Wallace : West Virginia ,
; Wisconsin , Hou. E. C. Wahl ; Wyom
ing , ; Arizona , Charles M. Shannon ;
Now Mexico , H. B. Ferguson ; Oklahoma ,
T. N. Ulchardson ; Utah , Samuel A. Morrltt ;
District of Columbia , James L. Norrls ;
Aluska , A. 1C. Delemoy.
On motion of Mr. Walker ot Missouri ,
linn. John G. Carlisle of Kentucky was in
vited to address the convention , but a
search of the convention ball failed to reveal
Com .too on Notlllciitlon.
The follov g notification commlttoo was
selected : ibaran , Hufus N. Hodges ,
Arkansas , U. Davidson ; California ,
passed ; Coll. lo , Frank Adams ; Connonli-
out , passed : jltuvaro , passed ; Florida , W.
D. Chlploy : jorgln , passed ; Idaho , K. S.
Johnson ; III.jois , Thomas M. Thornton ; In
diana. William A. Collop : Iowa , Colonel L.
M. Martin ; Kansas , Juracs Orr ; Ken
tucky , John P. Snlzor ; Louisiana ,
W. Crandall ; Maine , Edward C. Swell ;
Maryland , Hon. L. Victor Baughman ;
Massachusetts. Patrick Magulro : Michi
gan , Hichurd A. Montgomery : Minnesota ,
Charles M. Fools ; Mississippi , O. M. Sulli
van ; Missouri , passed ; Montana , D. T.
Housor ; Nebraska , Jotm A. Crotchton ;
Nevada , passed ; Now Hampshire ,
Henry It. Porker ; Now Jersey , Henry
Barker ; Now York , Norman K. Mack ;
North Carolina , Hon. Hope Ellas ; North DaKota -
Kota , Andrew Blowolt ; Ohio. U. R. Holdon ;
Oregon , Senator Henry Blackmail ; Penn
sylvania , J. Henry Coohran ; Hhodo Island ,
Fuyotto E. Bartlotl ; South Carolina , S. D.
Jnrvoy ; South Dakota , passed ; Tennessee ,
W. A. Collier : Texas , Hon. J. H. O'Loary ;
Vermont. Oscar C. Miller ; Virginia , passed ;
Washington , John Collins ; West Virginia ,
passed ; Wisconsin , James Barden ; Wyo
ming , Hobcrt , H. Homer ; Arizona , II. O.
Ellinwoocl ; Aluska , Jumcs Shoakloy ; Dis
trict of Columbia , Henry E. Davis ; Now
Mexico , E. Y. Long ; Oklahoma , passed ;
Utah , Henry P. Henderson.
Campbell Invited to .Mnlto a Spceeh.
On motion of Mr. Fordyco of Arlra'nsas ,
ex-Governor James C. CunipooU of Ohio was
requested to address the convention , and ho
was conducted to the platform to the tune of
"Tho Campbells nro Cotnlug , " amid a storm
U'lieu quiet had been partially restored the
chairman introduced the distinguished
Ohioan with the remark : "Your enthusiasm
shows that among thu quadrupeds , the carnal
is the favorite democratic animal. "
Governor Campbell , after saying arrld
laughter and appluuso : "I am afraid tbo
tmdioncohaving no otboramusomcut , wishes.
as the chairman Insinuates , to trot out the
democratic menagerie , " expressed bis
sense of the corapllmcntut conferred
by the assembly , but declined to
repay the kindness by infllctlncr a speech on
the convention. Ho therefore retired after
Jiving utterance to this suggestive sentence :
So I simply thank you and ask you whoa
November rolls 'round to keep you eye on
There were cries and hurrnhs for Senator
'cortices , who failed to respond , and the
onvontion having voted to hoar Hon. Wil-
lam Heusol of Pennsylvania , a committee
vas appointed to escort him to tbo platform.
Mr. Davis moved thai the chair appoint a
committee to wait on tbo commluco on ruso-
utlons for tbo purposn of ascertaining when
bey would bo ready to report , The motion
vas adopted nnd Davis and Housol ap-
lointed such committee.
Wnntrd to Hear Wiittorson.
Mr. Henry of Mississippi was then ap
pointed to wait on Mr. Henry Wattorson
uid ask him to address the convention , the
lope being thai ho would make ono of his
characteristic speeches. The desire was
> dckcd by the fact that Mr. Wattorsan aud
Vlr. Bourke Cockran of Now York were busy
n tho'Associated Press room concocting a
Bchemo by which thu nomination of CIovo-
and could bo avoided on tbo first ballot.
After their ilvo minutes conference , Mr.
Cockran appeared on the floor and was
vociferously Importuned for a speech , but
A mmuto later , tn response to a formal rao-
.lon , Mr. Cockran arosa and said : "Mr.
Chairman , I expect to have some business
with this convention later on. For tbo pres
ent I believe that It there bo no other Dullness
: o occupy the attention of tlio convention
.bo dolc'gatos bud hotter fortify their sys-
.cms by substantial refreshments. Thu in
tellectual refreshment which the chnlr
ifforded un will not bo oclipscd bv any orator
tor that will take the platform on this day or
during the session of this convention. "
Mr. Cockran resumed bis seat nuiid great
Mr. Dickinson of Michigan moved that the
convention take a recess until C o'clock.
The motion was puinmld cries of assent
and dUsont , und tbo chair declared the mo
tion carried , and the convention adjourned
uutll tbu hour named.
Content on the Adoption of the Platform
CONVENTION HALT , CIIIUAOO , III. , JunoSJ.
Every man , spectator or delegate , who bold a
wigwam ticket know lull well as ho wont to
the big barracks -this afternoon that before
the session was ever the battle would bo on.
Tbo assumption that there would bo a skir
mish or a buttlo was bused partly upon the
fact that the committee on resolutions would
probably report. It was behoved thuiBourko
Cockran's warning of the morning that "no
would have business with the convention
later" meant entertainment for the crowd.
Partly , too , the antlslpatlon ot the throng
was based upon the conviction that another
democratic presidential uomlnoo would have
boon placed iu history before tbo session
should have ended.
Tuo tickets were being sold upon the curbs
outside the hall for from $13 to $ tr ouch. The
atmosphere was charged heavily with moist
ure. The men In the galleries took off their
coats. How the men maintained life no one
but themselves know.
DrouniMl thn Cry lor Illll In lllmim.
New York's delegation , with Hhodoric Dim
Crokor at thu bund , cumo tirst into the hall
and the genuine Tummany yell leaped forth
from the bench rows directly behind tbo al
A cry of Hill wont up , but a sound line
escaping sto-un shot out from the floor end
grow to a whistling , hl&slng storm.
The grout throng , however , subsided when
Chairman Wllsou thumpud Iho desk with a
mallet aud the soss'lon bogun.
Hov. Thomas Ciroon ot Cedar Uaplds , la , ,
wus presented at C:35 : p. in. nnd ho oTorod ( a
n prayer , which , while characterized bv high
dignity , was ttrong aud elicited opplauso at
Tto temper of tbo nudionco was clearly
ono of ( julcic demonstration , The baud
started "America , " while yet the convention
was awaiting the arrival of the resolutions
commluco , und tho'stralas from the familiar
hymn brought hundreds to tboir'foot and
cheers from all.
Campbell ( Irrtitml with Vlivnr * .
Governor Campbell alone strode up the
aisle to Ohio's chairs , and his greeting was
General Daniel E. S'.oUles ( lowly oulorcd
the hall upon hlictutchos , and when the
ono-losgod soldier , wast , recognized ho was
cheered until ho tool.1 his seat.
Up rose Delegftto JJuhlgnon of Georgia nnd
moved to adjourn until it n. tn. toraorroiv.
Yells of dcilsion OjhBil this motion coming
from Georgia , nnd the motion was scarcely
put before the convention by the ch.ilr before
fore it was buried In n.slorm of nays.
Kx-Socrotary WMtntfy entered at 0:10 : p.
m. and took a place > 0if tbo chairman's pint-
form. ( l j , , !
Governor Campbell , at 015p. m. started
on a Iliml tour of tlio delegations , presumably
on n missionary errandHo first made his
way to Michigan's chairs , and the onltro
body of dolcgatos'fj'omj that stuto leaped
upon chain nnd chaurcd him , while Don
Dickinson greeted lilnf. The tour was con
tinued amid cheers. "
At 0:24 : Delegate Charles H. Jones of Missouri -
souri , chairman ot the resolutions commluco ,
appeared upon the platform. Addressing
tbo convention , ho said : "I am instructed
by Iho commluco on resolutions to present to
you , as n report of the committee , the fol
lowing resolutions and move their adoption ,
In order that you may moro distinctly hear
what the commlttci ) has prepared I inland to
nsk you to name souio gentleman who is as
familiar as myself with the phraseology of
the ntntform , to road H for mo , [ applause ]
and when It has boon road ) 1 shall move the
previous qno.Ulon upon tbo adoption of tlio
platform. " [ Cries of "Not" "No ! " "Not" ]
Demniul of the Minority tn 111) Iloiinl.
T. W. Patterson of Colorado advanced on
the platform nnd said : "In view ot thn
statement Just made 1 will say that I repre
sent a minority ot the commlttoo on resolu
tions and I doslro to announce that the mi
nority expects to bo heard and to present its
report before the previous question shall bo
Quick cheers greeted this announcement ,
Then ox-Socrotarv Vllas commenced to read
the resolutions at 0:48 : , but when ho reached
the phrase "from Madison to Cleveland"
there was a quick shout ot ono voice near
tbo platform. Itvas lost , however , la a
flash , for it seemed that as though with one
Impulse the entire 20,000 people loaned upon
their chairs and with hats and handkerchiefs
and 20,000 throats lot loose yells nnd screams
that shook the heavy air and almost made
the barracks quiver. In a flash a white
satin banner heavy with gold fringe shot up
and wus moved to tba middle aisle. It was
the ensign of Michigan and ou ono side was
a plcturo of Mr. Cleveland.
\Vllcl Outbursts of N
Had the throng before shouted ! Oh , ao.
Tbo first outbreak bad boon but a murmur
beside lUo savage cry ot nolso anu din that
rose then and swept from stdo to sldo of the
great wigwam and around the amphitheatre.
A man in the roar ot the delegates hoisted a
plcturo ot David D. Hill. Quick as human ,
impulse moves , a hostile band rlppod it from
the stand and toro it up while bbsoa swept
in u wave around the hall.
Then came into the arena the crimson
banner of Iowa. A sturdy Boles man bore
it aloft and waved it constantly , whllo the
mass of sweltering people If possible
swelled the din and storm of sound.
The tempest raged and flowed until 0:47 :
p. m. , when Don Dickinson of Michigan
caused the Mlchic&n banner to bo carried
from view in order that proceedings might
bo resumed. There were hisses from the
crowd that gnyod it und they demanded that
it bo removed.
The Tammanyites sit grim and sllont.novor
hissing ClovelamLfor cheering Hill. Its
thundering disapproval held perfectly in
leash , challenged' "aumSrutlon oven from
those who opposcdUno Manhattan Indians.
Mr. Vilas again resumed the reading of the
platform. tor / 1
Mr. Jones of Mls squrl Mr. Chairman , in
behalf of the committee on resolutions I
move tbo adoption or ihb'platlorm ' as road.
Moved mi Amendment.
Mr. Neal.of Ohio -Artd , geutloinon of the
convention , as a ropros"entntlvo from Ohio
upon the committee of resolutions , I gave
notice of my intuullon , fo" present an amend
ment to the section 6f tab platform relating
to the tariff | applausdj. 'I have been unable
conscientiously to ftgroo'wtth the majority of
mv follow mombor.s'upoo1 that section of this
plat form. 1 therefore gave notice to the
committee that I wfttild move ia open conven
tion to strike out of that section of the plat
form pertaining to r thn tariff all the words
prcceoing tbo denunciation of the McKInley
act and substituiothoretor the following :
"Wo denounce republican protection as a
fraud. [ Cries aud chcors.l Tbo labor of
tbo great majority of the American people
for tbo benefit of tbo few. [ Cries ot "Read
it again. " ) We declare it to boa funda
mental principle of the democratic party
that the federal government has no consti
tutional power to impose aud collect tariff
duties , except for tbo purposes of revenue
only [ applause nnd cheers ] , and we demand
that tbo collection of such taxes shall be
limited to tbo necessities of the government
when honestly and economically adminis
"Gentlemen of the convention. [ The
speaker was interrupted with cries of
"Head that again I That is good t"J
Mr. Cookran of Now York was recog
nized by the chair and said : "If tbo poutlo-
mcn will allow mo a moment , I doslro to
suggest that tbo amendment bo road again
by tbo clerk of the convention. "
In pursuance to the rcquostof Mr. Cookran ,
the socrotray re-road the minority report ,
What Ho Wished Stricken Out.
Mr. Walker of Missouri Wo want to hear
what you wish to strike out read. Wo call
for the reading ot that what you propose to
Mr. Neal Gentlemen of the convention ,
tbo proposition is to strike ojt the portions
ot sections relating to me tariff , vvhloh the
secretary will now road and insert in llou
therefor the amendment proposed by myself.
Pursuant to the call of Mr. Walker , the
secretary read the portion proposed to bo
struck out as follows :
' Wo reiterate the oft-repeated'doctnuos of
the democratic party that the necessity of
government is the only Justification
for taxation and whenever n tux is
unnecessary it Is unjustifiable ; that
when custom house taxation is levied
upon articles of any kind produced
ia this country , the difference between the
cost of labor hero and tbo labor abroad ,
when such difference exists , fullv measures
any possible benefits to tbo laborer nnd the
enormous additional Impositions of the exist
ing tariff fall with crushing force upon our
fanners and workingmen and for tbo moro
advantage of the few whom it enriches , and
wo demand such a revision of the tariff
laws as will remove their iniquitous
equalities , lighten their oppression
aud put them ou a constitutional and cqnlt-
nblo basis ; but In maklnc reduction In taxes ,
it Is not proposed to Injure any domestic in
dustries , but rather to promote their boaltby
growth , From the foundation of this govor-
inent taxes collected at tba custom house
have been the chief source of federal revenue.
Such they must , continue to bo. Morcovor ,
many Industries have COIDO to rely on legisla
tion for successful continuance , so thut any
cbnngo of law must bo ut ovary stop regard
ful of tbo labor andli capital thus involved.
The process of rofoi'm'rftjust bo subject in the
execution of tbls pluim to tbo dictates of
Justice. " [ Cries wiiWhoard of "strike that
Air. Nuul ? roAlo Sneak * .
Mr. Neal of Ohio saids . "Uonllomoa of the
convention , the tilsMr'y'ol ' our country dem
onstrates tbo fact tlmho | } , American people
will determine but'pnq eroat publla question
ut a tlmo. Many questions in & government
like ours , with Its v ri d Interests , will nec
essarily attract seine Atlaro of publla ntton
tlon at ono and tho'Wina'tlmo ' , but It Is none
loss true that somq'iiUbsilon ' will overshadow
all others Iu Importmicfiand command for it
self the highest \i\i\w \ \ Iu the thoughts of the
people. Such u ( juottllnu. wo now have in the
federal system of protoptlvo taxation. Tariff
reform has been UifleiiJinc political Issue Iu
this country slnco.Ujo.dQiiiocratio party com
menced to battle foru revision of protective
taxation. It will continue to bo such until it
sbull boos llrmlyestablished as any funda
mental principle can bo that the federal pov-
ornment has no constitutional power to
impoao nnd collect tariff duties except lor rev
enue alone. [ The announcement of this doc-
trlno xvni greeted with loud cheers. ] And that
oven then the collection of such taxes shall
bo limited to the necessities of the govern-
tuont when honestly and economically admin
istered , A protective tariff is a robbery of
tbo great majority of tbo people for the bone-
Ill of tbo few ; \i'o believe It to be so and xvo
ought to have the courage of ourconvlutlons ,
I There were loud shouts from the gallery , ]
Wo should not delay the enunciation of IU
Concentration of Wealth.
' Republican protection Is as hostile to our
form of govern mont M was the principle of
luxation without ropreietilatlon fop-
plau o | for which our fathori robolloa aud
fought and achieved independence. The
longer wo nnod the uecosilly of protection
tbo loojjer will wo consent to tba degradation
of tbo masses in the Interest of the cla sos ,
and to change the form and character ot our
gnvrnmont itself by converting it from a
democracy , n government of the people , into
an aristocracy of wealth , [ App nuso.J The
rapid concentration of the wealth of the
country under the fostorltig cure of protec
tion foreshadows this. The ownership of
moro than half of all the proportv of this
crcat country by 17,000 porso'ns , and the still
moro astounding fact that the 2.V ) of our ( > : ) , -
000,000 of people own absolutely own one-
twelfth of nil the property of our country ,
proves with striking force the necessity for
ihlschongo. [ Cries of 'time , timo.'l
"Then , iny friends , let us go forward In
this great battle which wo have commenced.
Lot us not turn back upon the onemy. ( Cries
of "Wo won't , " nnd "Tlmo , time. " ! But lot
us make this the controlling question in such
n manner that thu most uneducated nnd
ignorant man who learns that platform may
understand it. [ Applause. ) Lot us continue
this light until we , the people of this coun
try , shall hnvo reached n full nnd llnnl con.
elusion upon thh great question nnd shall
have determined It Iu favorof the struggling ,
tolling masses of this land , who too long al
ready have boon tlio unwilling , misguided
victims of this cruel doctrlno ot protection. "
[ Applause nud cries of "Tlmo , tlmo."J
Henry Wntlomou Speaks.
There were cries of "Wnttorson , Walter-
son , " nnd Mr. Henry Watlorson of Kentucky
cnmo forward to the platform ; his iipnoar-
nnco being crpotod with prolonged cheers.
Whoa order was restored hosnoko as follows :
"Before 1 open my lips to uxpruss an opin
ion upon this matter l deslro lo bnvo road
nn extract from the tariff plnnk ot the demo
cratic platform of 1370. " [ Cheers. ]
The olork than read the plank referred to
by Mr. Wntlorson ns follows : "Wo do-
uounco Iho present larlff levied upon nearly
4,000 articles ns n masterpiece of Injustice ,
Inequality and falsa pretense , which yields a
dwindling and not a yearly rising revenue ;
has luipovoiishcd many industries to sub
sidize n few ; it prohibits Imports thai might
purchase the product of Ameri
can labor ; It has degraded Ameri
can commerce from the first to au
inferior rnnuupoa the high seas ; it has out
down the value of American manufactures at
homo and abroad ; it has depleted the returns
of American agriculture , nn industry fol
lowed by bnlf our people : il costs Iho people
flvo limes moro than it produces to the treas
ury : obstructs Iho process of production und
wastes the fruits of labor : it promotes
frnvd , fosters smuggling , enriches dishonest
ofllclals and banurupts honest merchants.
Wo demand that all custom house taxation ,
shall bo only for revenue. "
When the clerk finished the reading Mr.
Watlorson resumed bis address as follows :
Cunio with Tlldou's Itenodletlon.
"This declaration of principles cotno. ? to us
with the impression of Iho wisdom nud Iho
benediction of the spirit of the sago and
sulnt of democrats , Samuel J. Tlldon. [ The
mention of Mr. Tilden's name was received
with prolonged cheers , all the Now York
delegation standing up and yelling. ]
"Twelve long years I fought , upon all occa
sions and at every opportunity to establish
the doctrlno of that plank as an article of
cardinal democratic faith , and finally , " when
seeing It would practically bo confirmed in
ihreo great democratic acts , aid finally in
the message ot a great democratic president
[ creat npplauso ] finally wtion I saw It con-
lirmed and proclaimed by the democratic
convention which assembled in ISitS in St.
Louis , I said : 'Mv labors nro ever ; my
debt Is ended , the victory is won and 1 can
go to slocp. I shall never again bo
needed in a democratic platform com-
milled nnd I can trust safely to
younger aud less experienced bands
Ihls work of my Hfo and love. [ Applause. ]
And when 1 listened lo the extraordinary
assay wo have hoard from Ihls desk Ibis
afternoon | great niplnusoj I asked my sell
whether wo are indeed in a democrulio con
vention or simply a republican convention
[ laughter and apnlausoj a republican convent -
vent Ion revised bv Jumes G.'Blaiiio [ laughter
and applause ] ; of Benjamin ! ' . Butler ; for
the tariff plume wo have listened to this
afternoon is almost identical in principle
wllh the minority report submitted to the
democratic convention in 1831 by Benjamin
F. Butler and voted down almost
"I have no dissertation to offer you , bul
simply astatomout of facts which ought to
accomplish ono of two Ihincs : IMthor you
should reject this monstrosity which has
been hurled omonf you and noopt : in its
place the simple , lucid and Iruo amendment
offered by | the gentleman from Ohio [ up-
plauso ] or , if you don't want to do that , il
you want to talco some tlmo lo think about
It , recommend the whole matter lo tbo com
mittee wllh Instructions to clarify and purge
themselves. ( Criesof , "No , no , " which were
followed by cries for Vilas.J"
Vllas Opposes Wuttorson.
Mr. Vllas then slopped upon the platform ,
whereupon there were cries for [ "Mills,1
"Mills. " ]
Colonel Vilas wailed until the cries quieted
down , then bo said : "Mr. President anc
Gentlemen of Iho Convention I shall delay
you but a moment. I presume there is no
man who is at all acquainted wllh my public
record and my private record as a follower
of Iho democratic party who does not know
that ovcry expression In tbo proposed rose
lutlon I ever und over again have reltoralcc
from tbo stump and from the platform now
for these many yours [ cheers ] but I also
dcslro to make this remark : It is almost
impossible to say enough in denunciation ol
the inlquitlous and reckless tariff legislation
which has been inflicted upon this counlry.
There are many Ihinga to be soli :
wllh reference to It. There nro
many declarations to bo raado in regard tolt )
You'can extend your platform to any degree
you see fit , or the weaned powers of your
committeemen in bearing argument and de
bate would enable them to sustain. But
this resolution which you propose to stlko
out was a resolution , and reported to the
convention ot 1881 lories of "that is
right" ] over which I had the honor to preside
side ; and it was reported by that prince o
larllT relormors , Colonel William H. Morri
son [ applause ] and nil Iho eloquonl voices
lhat was lifted in behalf ot it ou that ocoa
sion , none so sweet was ihore to the heart
of democrats , nor rung with such blissfu
Juy on all oars , as thut of the ] distinguished
gentleman from Kqntucky. "
( rowing Interesting.
Mr. Wnttorson walitel up to Senator Vilas
nnd handed him the report of tbo 1SS1 con
ventiou and pointed out Iho plank In tbo
platform referred to nnd said to Senate
Vllas : "Head that ; road It well ; you cot
road it a great deal hotter than I can. "
The host of feeling scorned to prevail between
tweon the two eroftt oralors contesting for
tliolr respective vio\va. Mr. Wattorsoi
leaned back upon the bpoakor'a desk with n
cmllc , whllo Mr. Vilas read from the book
handed him. "Gentlemen , on that occasioi
the distinguished gentlemen said in reference
once toil : 'It is an honest plaiform : en
Kroly no. [ Laughter nnd applause. ] It Is a
sound platform ; eminently so. ' "
And then Mr. Vllas laid the book down n
Mr. WattorRon's sldo nnd proceeded ns fol
lows : "Genllomon , I shall not now cause to
bo road at length the discussion which tbo
distinguished gentleman made upon that oo
caslon. Half of the words , about , In fact
tbo moss of that port of the plaiform which
it is proposed to strike out and whlon wo
have heard baptized today us republican ,
bowed down to in 1834 as sound democrat !
doolrlno under the leadership of our dls
tlnirutihan ami innanlllconl friend. "
Senator Vllos turned to Mr. Wattorson
with a poltto bow and the groat. Kenlucklnn
soomcd to enjoy Ibo words of Mr. Vllas. as
broad smllo played over his face. Thor
wcro cries to go on nnd Mr. Vllas proceeded
us follows :
Clevolmiit Wan ICleclecl on It.
"Now , follow democrats. If vou doslro nn
additional expression of Ibis Idea In rocaru
to the tariff , which the gentleman from Ohio
has read , whv not" [ Tbo speaker was interrupted
ruptod with tbo volume of cries "Then take
It ; why not take , " which came from tbo delegates
gates und galleries. ! The chairman rapped
for order und Mr. Vllft proceeded :
"Gentlemen , I do not propose to enter Into
any dobalo ot tbo particular form of words
in which wo dollno our opposition to tariff
legislation. I do not think it makes much
difference in what form of words wo ropoa
our unvarying nnd unswerving hostility to
that groal roboory and inlquHy. [ Applause
nnd cries ot "Good , good. " ) I do&'t care
much for the words , because flvo years ago
next fall n president of the United States led
tbo democratic party into a petition ou the
tariff question which was not only rijrlit and
bravo and splondld and democratic [ op
plausoj , but which has stood as an otorna
perpetuation of tbo party. [ Applause nnd
"Now , follow democrat * of the convention
I Uo lro only to suggest that If It plcaso you
to Uke In this form of word * , you take It 1
nd Icnvo thai there upon which Mr. Covo- !
and was elected prosldpnt , "
Wiiltersun Millies Heply.
Mr. Wattorson took the platform and ro-
) llcd to Colonel Vllas ns follows : "Ono
vord tn relation to n reference to my honored
nd distinguished friend , the senator from
Vlscousln , who presided ever that con-
enlion of 1834 , anil that is this : In
834 wo were In the midst ot the
hroos tf a great internecine tariff contro-
"orsy. The party scorned to bo spill wldo
pen and after six houM of unbroken dlsous-
ion in the platform commluco Urn best that
ho moderate members ot tlio committee
myself among the number could obtain as
common ground to stand on was tlio plat-
orm of 1831 in that convonlloti. Hut slnco
hat tlmo wo hnvo had Iho second Morrison
) ill , the second Mills bill , the message ot the
irosldont in 1SS7 , Iho groal campaign cduca *
Ion in 1SS3 and , 1 say to myself , my God. Is
t possible wo hnvo to go buck for n tariff
ilank to the straddle ot 18701"
The Chairman The quoit Ion is on a mo-
von ot the commlttoo. The sentence of the
chairman was drowned in n roar ot npplnuso
md hlssos , nttor which Colonel Jones of St.
LouU took n stand In front of the chairman's
desk und said :
Ills Voleo Out I.nst In the Tumult.
'Mr. Chairman nnd gentlemen of Iho coin-
mtltuc : In behalf of Iho committed on rnso-
utlons , 1 wish losay Hint wo wish to uccopt
.ho amendment from the gentleman from
Ohio us an addition lo section n. "
> Vt this point of Colonel Jones' remark
-hero nrojo such n tumult In the chumbor ot
ilsso ? . and applause that his volco was
drowned , and bo could not bo heard. Aftur
latlontly waiting for some minutes for tlio
lolso nnd tumult to couso Colonel Jones re
tired in despair. " *
Mr. Wnlkor of Missouri Inquired the pur
port of Colonel Jonos' remarks nnd said :
"Wo uro opposed to it : wo want that section
stricken out. "
Mr. Watttrson Mr. Chairman , I nrlso ton
preliminary inquiry. The convention needs
to bo instructed whether It is proposed to
accept tbo amendment of the goulloman from
Ohio as a substitute , which motion l will
support , or whether it Is proposed to tack it
on as a tall , which I will "oppose.
This remark called forth shouts of ap-
pi an so.
Tbo Chairman The chair will explain in u
few minutes the status of the matter at pros-
cut. It Is this : Thu gentleman from Ohio
offered nn amendment by which ho proposed
to strike out certain portions of the platform
ns rend and iheroln insert thtrofor the
amendment which bo presented. The chair
man ot the oommiitoo on resolutions , speak
ing in behalf of the committee1 , offered to ac
cept the proposed amendment as an addition
to the platform. [ Cries of "No , " end "Ques
tion , quoslion , " nnd "call the roll.'M
"liocgod Them to Ho Honest.
Mr. Thomas L. Johnson of Ohio Oontlo
mon of tbo convention : I endorse heartily
Iho amendment of my colleague from Ohio.
Tbo democratic parly has been hungering
for years for n democratic plaiform on Ibo
larlff and , thank God , il has ut last come.
[ Applause. | Not a miserable addition lo
that stump speech , uufstrlko out what they
put in and put It in in clear , rineing terms
what they need. [ Loud npplauso und cries
of "thnl's right. " ] Wo. on the stump and In
the democratic press , denounce Iho protec
tive tariff as a fraud , [ applnuso ] say so in
your plaiform. I Loud applnuso. | Bo honest
to your pooplo. The only trouble has been
thai the loaders are frightened. The demo
cratic parly is ull right. [ Loud applause. ]
Tbo Chairman The question before the
house is on the amendment of the gentleman
Mr. ftenl of Ohio Mr. Chairman , 1 do.
mand a call of tbo roll of slutos upon my
The Chairman The Question is on the
amendment offered by the gentleman from
Ohio , which is D , motion to strike out , and ho
insists on n call of Iho stutos.
There were several calls of "Mr. Chair
man , " by delegates wisuinc to bo recognized ,
but ho lofusod lo reuognlzo any ono.
Mr. John B. Lamb rose .in bis chair nnd
said : "I wanl lo know how many nnd what
members of the commitlco signed that mi
nority reporl. The chair refused lo recognize -
nizo Mr. Lamb , nud amid great confusion
Ihu latter sat down.
Mr. Watiersou The motion to strike out
and insert [ There were crlosof call the
The chairman was requested by several
delegates to ugain state ibo motion for the
information of Iho convention. There was
still greal confusion , in the midst of which
the chalrmau said : "Tho call of states will
be begun as soon as tbcro Is order. "
Mr. Pellus Alabama desires to answer
the roll cull.
Tbo Chairman Wo cannot do anything
until wo hnvo order.
The confusion continued and the chairman
pounded iu vain for order.
Mr. Pottus The gentleman in front of mo
obstructs my view of tbo chairman.
There were cries of "Mr. Chairman" all
over the house from members endeavoring
10 oo recognized. And Mr. Muldrotv of
Mississippi arose to a preliminary inquiry ,
but the chairman refused to hoar him.
Tbo contusion increased nnd tbo Chairman
resumed bis pounding of the gavel.
Mr. Lamb of Indiana vainly endeavored to
Members kept calling "Mr. Chairman ,
Mr. Chairman , " end the chair continued to
reiterate his statement thai bo would recog
nize no ono until the tilslos were cleared and
tbo convention came to ordor.
Call on the SorKcant-nt-Arins.
President Wllsou ordered the sergeant-al
arms lo seal Ibo delegates , and Colonel
Bricht storied in on his apparently Impos
sible Job. The cbuir assisted him to tuo ex
tent of his power with voice nnd gavel , bul
ibo exciiomont continued ,
o 'Tbo chair cannot recognlzo any ono until
tbo oonvonllon comas lo ordor. " nhoulod
President Wilson ; und continued , "This Is
n vorv important matter and the convention
ought to know Iho fuels in regard to it. "
Bourkc Cockran stood up and frantically
yelled : "Mr. Chairman , " whllo at least 11 ftv
delogatc.scro on their foot or on their
chairs with Mmllnr requests for recognition.
' The convention must como to order before
the chair will attompl lo conduct any busi
ness , " tbo president said , but his volco was
not heard beyond a radius of fifteen feat
from bis position ,
" 1 hnvo a parliamentary inquiry which
wish to make , " yelled Mr. Muldrow ol
Mississippi , and the chair responded : "The
sorgcanl-at-arms will see that the gentlemen
In Die aisles are seated before we can go for
ward with tbo business of the con von tion. "
Howls mill Veils nnd Ilorrlnto Nolue.
Sorgoant-al-nrms Bright moved out with n
force ol deputies Into Iho crowded aisles and
began lo seal ibo delegates , but It was like
pushing corks under water. Aa soon us the
with his rutlnuo hud
Iho delegates bobbed up ngaln with in
creased vocifcrousncss und gosiiculallon ,
Cries of "sit down , " "sll down. " mixed wilto
howls and yells of horrible noise , produced
o scene of discord which would bavo broughl
an approving smile lo the fuco of Chaos
Mr. Compton , member of congress from
Baltimore , stood in his chair for flvo min
utes iu his attempt to gain tbo recognition of
the chairman , but he was not recognized.
Mr. Bourke Coekran of Now York stood
in the ulslo opposite tno New York deloifa-
tion nnd made repeated attempts to gain tbo
recognition of the chair , but the chairman
stntod thai ho refused to rocognUo uny del-
ocalo whllo such dlro disorder prevailed.
Finally the chair recognized Mr , Muldrow
of Mississippi , who asked to state nU parliamentary -
liamontary question. Mr. Muldrow suld :
"Can a motion be now made to recommit the
tariff plunk of the platform back to the corn-
mliloo on platform I"
There were cries of "no , no , " and call the
roll.Mr. . Muldrow If that motion li in order ,
Mr. Chairman , I now many it ,
The greatest confusion prevailed and none
of the delegates who had BO long bcnn clamorIng -
Ing for recognition hod an yet relinquished
their demand to bo recognized.
Blurted on tlio Itull Cull ,
After a scene of great confusion the
secretary proceeded with the roll call of states ,
nnd upon calling Alabama tno chairman ol
the dolciratlon said they would veto ns soon
tbo platform wus In order. After quiet hat
boon restored , the secretary again called , and
the vole cast was avci , 1'J ; nays , 10 , ;
Mr. Bronson of Kentucky What uro you
The choir On the motion to strike out and
Tbo secretary then called the roll ot states
wllh the following remits : Arkansas , nays
10 [ cueorsj ; California , navs 18 [ otioon.l
In response lo the call of Colorado the chair
man of the Colorado delegation said : "Colo-
rude votes ( or tbo honest democratic plonk ,
8 Tote * ayo. " [ Applause. ] Connecticut ,
nny.s 13 ; Delaware , naysO ; Florida , nnys 5 ,
nyos 3 ; Georgia , nays 4 , nyoi 23j Idaho , ayes
0 [ cheers ] ; Illinois. IM votes nye , ) fi nays.
Mr. Litovciuon of Illinois in .announcing
.his vote said : "Mr. Chairman : Unuor the
nstructiona of the state- con Von tion 1 uak
lint tho4S votes of the state bo cast In the
nftlrmntlva. [ Loud cheers grcotbd this ro
quest. ) But no notion wus taken bv the
xuivontlon and the call proccound. Indiana ,
; "i vtitos nyo. 15 nays ; Iowa , 20 votes nyoi
Kansas , 20 votes nay.
with nn Irwlo
When the Btnto of Kentucky wa reached
Mr. Henry Wnttorson was seen la frantic
efforts Irymg to kcop mi Irate delegate In ht
seat , and linally succeeded In allowing the
rote to bo nnnoutu'od , which was 'M votes In
Lho aftlrinatlvo. Lntilsnnn 8 votes nye , f
votes nay ; Mnlno , 12 votes nuy ; Maryland ,
' nye , l ) nay ; Massachusetts , 0 nye , 4 nay,1 ,
Michigan , 28 nye ; Mlnncsotn , S nay. '
Mernckof Minnesota- wish to bo re
corded for ayo.
Chnlrinun of Minnesota Dolocntton 1 do
not wish to bo misunderstood. The dolcRii-
uon has boon instructed to vote as n unit.
nnd us there nre lit nnys nud fi njcs , ns cbnlr'
man of the detention I cast IS voles nav.
[ Applause. |
'IhpOhnlrman-Tho next Is the stnto oi
Mississippi , m aye , . fi nnr , ; Misour | , 2J
votes ay o j Montana , U votes nye ; Nubrnskn.
. , vol1 n-vo' Kuvi ! . 0 votes aye ; Now
Hampshire. 8 votes nay ; Now Jersey , 20
nay ; ow York , 72 votes nvo ; North Care
lina , 1 , a.yo , finny ; North Dakota , 0 nye :
vanla iuay ° - Ol' ° B ° " ' 7 nye < l "I1J" I'omwj'l-
Mr. W. A. Wnllnco of Pennsylvania On
behalf ot fifteen delegates from PoniiKVl-
viinlu I protest , sir , nguinst the power of the
delegation to bind these flftoon mon on n
question of principlo. 1 am hero In my own
sovereignty. You hnvo no right to vote mo ,
nor did the delegation glvo nny ono the right
to vote mo on questions of piluclplo.
Knloreed the Unit Unlo.
The stnto of Hhodo Islnnd was called and
Mr. Wallace again nroso and requested the
chairman to announce how the vote of the
stnto of Pennsylvania was recorded. Ho
was Informed by the secretary the slxly-four
votes were cast for the ncgatlvo of the prop.
The chnlr also stated ho would rule that
the vote ot the delegation ns returned by
the chairman of Hie delegation would bo re-
colvod unless the convention decided other
Wallace appealed to the convention and
demanded n call of states.
Mr. Ponlo I rlso to a point of order. Tlio
delegation from Pennsylvania comes to this
convention delegated by n stnto convention ,
which instructed it to vote ns n unit upon
nil questions. Upon n poll bolng tukon In the
Pennsylvania delegation it was ascertained
that forty-nine of its members worojiu favor
of the negative of this proposition. When
the roll was called It was announced that
after the division In tbo Illinois delega
tion , under tbo resolution to vow
ns n unit , the vote ot the stnto
should bo cast and should bo counted ns tut
majority directed. This convention , by a
unanimous vote upon Ibo unanimous recom
mendation of Us committee on rules , YO-
adopled Iho rules of Iho national convon-
lions of 1884 nnd 1SSS , nnd these rules , 1 sub
mit , sir , provide , and the precedents ol
these conventions establish thut when n
state delegation was Instructed to vote as a
unit , thai Ite vote should bo announced bj-
Its chairman , nnd should bo so recorded by
ibo olllcer of tills convention.
Itulai'il u I'olnt of Order.
Ilonsol therefore raised the point of ordcc
tbal until the action taken this morning la
reconsidered and the rules as ud6pt6d re
scinded or modified , the proposition of WiU-
luco was not in ordor.
The chairman staled Unit bo hnd been In
formed by gentlemen familiar with the rules
of Iwo or Ihreo conventions pasl Ihal wher
ever the stales themselves hnvo adopted the
unit rule , ibo convention has enforced it. Ho
Ihoroforo repeats the ruling that ho inndo.
Thu roll cull was then resumed as follows :
Michigan , 8 nny ; South Carolina , 18 nye ;
South Dakota , 1 nye , 7 nav ; Tennessee , fl
aye , 18 nny. Thero'wns some confusion ami
Tuniicsboo was culled the second tlmo wltn
tbo same result. Texan , , ' ! 0 aye ; Vlrpinij ,
11 nye , 11 nnj ; Washington , 8 aye : West.
Virginia , 13 nyo. [ Cheors. ) When Wiscon
sin was called the chairman of lhat delega
tion said : "Tho stnto of Wisconsin , voting
under Ibo unit rule , casts her entire vote
without protcsl , 21 nuys ; ( Cheers und
hisses. ) Wyoming. 0 nyos ; Alnbka , U nnys ;
Ari/ona , 0 ayes ; District ol Columbia , 'J
nuyn ; Noxv Mexico , fi nyos , 1 nay ; Oklahoma ,
2 ayes ; Ulan , 2 ayes.
A member of Iho delegation from the In
dian Territory arose In his chulr and suld :
"Wo doslro tn have Indian Territory placed
on tbo roll that wo may voto. " Indian Ter
ritory was culled bv the secretary nnd cast
its vote , 2 ayes.
Itesult oftho Itoll Cnll.
The result was announced ns follows )
Ayes , & 04 ; nays , 3-12.
In the announcement of Iho result of the
motion to strlko out nud substitute thd
amendment to the report of the committee
or. platform , ns proposed by Mr. Ncnl ot
Ohio , ihcro wns tumultuous nppluuso. The
Now York delegation climbed Into their
chairs , and a member of that delegation
culled for three cheers for Henry Wattorson
and they were given umld great enthusiasm.
Mr. Owens of Kentucky stood In bis chair * *
and said the country Is still democratic.
A member of tbo Missouri delegation said ,
sub roia , to nnc of his associates : "Wo hol
ler slop Iho sliver question where wo bavo il
Mr. Patterson of Colorado , representing
tbo minority report of the committed on reso
lutions. look the platform , nud ns ho com
menced to speak there wcro loud and re
peated calls from several delegates for recog
nition , ' ' and the chairman said : "Tho uontlu-
man from Colorado is recognized and the con
vention must cumc to ordoi. "
L'lUtoriion 1'rct.entH Illx SlUer Vluwx.
After the chairman hud succeeded In par.
tlully restoring ardor Mr. Putlerson said :
"Mr. Chairman und gcnllomen of the con.
vontion : There is another matter of differ
ence between the members of the committee
on resolutions. The difference relates to the
coinugo plank [ hisses ] and luis embraced in
Ihu usoof onoslnglo word , und Is anubslltulu
by one of the delegates Irom Ihu ioutti , and
the phrase consists In the addition of onu
word of four letters namely , the word 'free. '
The speaker nsks that you nccopt Iho nmond-
moni lhat Is suggested by Uio word. 11 is n
word of four loltors only , and tlmt word ls
"free. " Thu substitute offered Is the reso
lution of the commlttoo word for word , wllh
Iho nddllion of the simple word Hint 1 have
HUtrt-'ostcd. I doslro for the information ol
the delegation tn roud the substitute exactly
as it stands. [ Mr. 1'ultarsoii then had the
orlclnal plank read. ]
"Wo demand thai nil paper currency shall
bo kept at par with and rrdccmnblo in such
coin. Wu insist upon this policy ns espe
cially nrcojsury for llio protection of the
farmers und laDorlng classos-tlio first nnd
most defenseless victims of uiutublo money
nnd n fluctuating currency. Gontlouion ol
tbo convention , If you will do mo the honor
und kindness to boar with mo a short tlmo 1
will ondeuvor to loll you why this dlfforonco
was brought before Ihu body of dole.
gaics. The difference , fellow dele
gates , was fundamental It was not
a matter ot whim. It tins boon
charged that the frco coinage mon of the
west and Houtti souirut lo folsl the two extreme -
tromo vlows of bimetallism upon the nonvein
tion. [ Cries of "time , time. " ] Proo discus
sion and a respectful hearing is duo to every
honest advocate of an honest cauta. It has
been charged that the frco coinage mun ot
the west and south came to thin convention
to aid whnt has been denominated at Ihu
cxlromo vlow on tbo coinage question. On
the contrary they are satisfied lo rocolvo
from this body Its expression of faith us the
most pronounced opponent of free coinage ol
silver ahull conshH [ Crloi ot "tlmo , time , "
"goon , go on. " |
HiiBHentcd Tlmt Hu Stop Tiill < nifc' .
Mr. McKenzIe of Kentucky arose nnd said
"It must bo evident to the gentlemen thai Ic
the impatient temper of this convention thn
Is not the tlmo to make addrosBoi , so much
interest ntlaohos lo oihor matters , and 1
therefore venture to suggest that Iho wboli
matter boiocommittod to the comrnlttoo on
resolutions. [ Cries of "no. no."l
Mr. Potloraon continued : "AH wo bnv <
sought to hnvo engrafted in the platform litho
the rocognlzatlon [ Cries ot "Tlmo , tlrao. " !
Mr. Patterson resumed : "All we huvo asked
Is tbo dontrlno of free olnttgo as a dootrint
of tbo democratic party , not the coinage of i
70-cont dollar , but the coinage of silver
dollars ot a tlxod parity and each dollar con-
talnlng metal of equal intrinsic valuo. Th
matter of dispute between us and the coui
in I Uio was wbotbor or not the democratic
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