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VOI,. XXXVI IT -NO. 20.
OMAHA, SATURDAY MOKNINfl, JULY 11, 1908 SIXTEKN PAOES.
SINGLE OOPX TWO CENTS.
RESULT SUITS BRYAN
Net Only Pleated with Hit Own Nomi
nation, but with Running: Mate.
UP ALL NIGHT TO HEAR NEWS
Long-Distance Telephone Keeps Him
in Touch with Convention.
NEIGHBORS CALL ON HIM EARLY
Extend Congratulations on the Honors
Which Have Come to Him.
DELIVERS SPEECH IN RESPONSE
Tells Them Their Goodwill is More
Than Political Honors.
SENDS HIS GREETING TO KERN
Thinks Rarnilni Mnte In Harmony
Both with Himself and the
flat form on Which They
Am to Ron.
(From a Staff Correspondent )
LINCOLN, Neb.. July 10. (Special Tel
egram.) The nomination of J. W. Kern
of Indiana as his running mate was
promptly bulletined to Mr. Bryan at his
Bryan arid that his views of the nom
ination could beet be expressed In the
telegram whic h lie sent to Mr. Kern. He
la not only pleased with the nomination,
but pleased that It ff made with such
unanimity. There were a number of per
sona whom he minted as avallablr and
Kern was always included In thin list.
Mr. Kern and Mr. Bryan have been polit
ical and personal friends for many years.
The following Is the telegram:
"Hon. John W. Kern. Ienver. Colo.:
Accept my warmest congratulations.
Your nomination gratified me very much.
We have a splendid p'.atform and I am
glad to have a running mate in such com
plete harmony with the platform. Stop
off and see us on your way east.
"WILLIAM JENNINGS BRYAN."
With the coming; of a new day came the
news to Falrvlew that William Jennings
Bryan had again been nominated by the
deim cratle party for president, and as a
inrlnad of newspaper men and all-night
vis tors left the home of the nominee they
met coming over the hi 1 the advance
guard of a delegation of Lincoln reople
going to pay their respects to their fellow
townsman, which before noon swelled to a
mighty liost and Included the repuM can
The news of the nomination was f'ss'ied
to the home of Mr. Bryan hef ra the roil
call had been completed, after a ntsht of
watting. The Nebraska leader changed at
one from the carefree host to the serious
man. seemingly rec-gnitlng the added re
sponsibility which the nomination' brought,
while his. guena became a committee on
... Not After Second Term.
Mr. Bryan shook hands with all present
and then said:
,"Thls la a nomination as purely from the
people as can bo and If elected my obliga
tion will be ss purely to the people. 1
appreciate the honor the more because It
Came not from one person or a few per
sons, but from the rank and file acting
freely and without compulsion."
Then Hie following statement, which had
ben prepared, was given to the press:
"The presidency Is the highest position In
the wor d and no one occupying It can af
r rd lo linv his vlrwa upon public questions
baiei by personal ambition. Recognlx ng
Lis responsibility to God snd his obligation
to hi countrymen, he should enter upon
the Clscliarge nt his duties with singleness
if purpose. Believing that one isn best do
tils when he Is not planning for a second
term, I announce now, as I have on former
occasions, that if elected I shall not be a
a dldate for re-election."
Drink from Lot I oaf Cap.
After he hsd made his talk to tbe press
Mr. Lryun invited all to a drink with him
f oni a sliver loving cup some unfermented
Thus wss the night ended as Informally
as It I ad beun and aa It had been through
out. Resides the newspaper men only a
few guests spent the night with the nomi
nee, read.ng with him the bulletins that
woro fiashed from the Denver convention.
' These were A. L. Talbot, former law part
ner of Mr. Bryan; Mrs. T. S. Allen a sis
ter; Mrs. W. H. Winger, John T. Kent and
Df. Co of New York. Miss Grace l!ran
remained up throughout the night, though
Mrs. Biyan retired about midnight with
the r grandchildren. Mr. Bryan played the
genial host .!! the time and thojgh com
menting frequently on the news from Den
ver not once did he show the Intense in
terest which must have been his.
Hi-ran Talk. Kits Dearer.
Early in the evening connections were
made by telephone wi n the convention and
Jo. in I. Mar.ln, seigeant at-arms, talked
with the candidate:
"Hello. Mr. President, you are Just the
same as elected right now."
Then Permanent Chairman Clayton got
the other end of the wire.
"I believe you are going to be elected,"
When I. J. Dunn was Interrupted In his
Ruminating speech by the applause for
Bryan, the guests were invited into the
private office of the candidate to listen
to the demonstration. So well hsd the
telephone company dune it work that
the great demonstration might have been
at Talrvlew, one listener being convinced
he recognised a voice of one of the shouters.
Mr. Bryan enjoyed all of this to the
utmost. 1 He talked and laughed and took
his turn at the receiver when the platform
was being flashed over the wires, plank
at a time, with the Information that it had
been adopt d. He frequently applauded.
As the night wore on. those In waiting
voiced objection to such a long demonstra
tion. "Yuu are very Inconsiderate," smiled
back Mr. Bryan. At the conclusion of the
reading of the platform, Mr. Bryan said:
"I am very much pleased with the
platform. It Is clear, specific and strong,
and I am grateful to the committee for
the work that they have done In stating
lb Issues. I am sure that the platform
will greatly strengthen us In the fight
upon which we are entering."
Mr. Bryan took great Interest In the
speeohea seconding his nomination and
si ways had some happy answer to the
protests from his guests at the continu
ation of thee speeches.
During the evening Miss Grace Bryan
erred buttermilk to all present and the
loud eajle for "Fairbanks'' brought forth
laugh from the FsJrvlew statesman. For
mality was entirely absent at the gather-
(Continued on Third Page.)
SUMMARY OF THE BEE I
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FOR OMAHA. OOCNCIL BLT'FFS AND
VICINITY-Kslr and cooler Pautrdev.
KR NEBRASKA Generally fair and
FOR IOW A Generally fair Saturday;
cooler In west portion Saturday.
Temperature Ht omsna yesterday
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Bryan urged to go to Denver to meet
the national committee, but declines on
account of a previous engagement to meet
the Tammany braves at Lincoln. Page 1
Judge Gray and Governor John A. John
son pledge tluir support to the democratic
ticket In message sent Mr. Bryan.
After agreeing to keep hands off of vlie
presidency, Bryan dictates the nominee.
Kastrn democrats object to platform and
Clayton's speech alarms the westerners.
John W. Kern of Tndlana was nom
inated for vice president by acclamation
by the democratic convention at Denver.
People of Lincoln and Lancaster county
flock to Falrvlew to congratulate Mr.
Bryan upon his nomination and lie re
sponds with a speech of appreciation.
The approaching resignation of Con
gressman James 8. Sherman from the
chairmanship of the republican congres
sional committee Is announced. Page X
The legislature of Louisiana adjourns
after passing 300 new laws. Page 1
Moonshiners In Kentucky offer battle
to revenue officers. Page I
Dsnger from Snake Indians has been
overestimated. Page 1
Seven persons are killed and forty In
jured In wreck near Medicine Hat, (task.
Small Ice dealers raise price of Ice, but
large dealers say they are still maintain
ing old schedule. Page
Western trunk railroads announce a new
rate en small shipment, materially in
creasing old schedule. Page 8
Report of County Assessor Shrlver to
state board shows decrease In merchan
dise assessment and increase In real re
late. Page 9
Anti-pass law will cost campaign speak
ers 1500,000 for transportation. Page 8
'American shots make splendid record
In the shooting at Blsley, 10 ng Page IS
Second day of the Glldden automobile
tour punnet! auspiciously. Page 15
COMKEBCXAX. AKD XJffDTf STXilAZ..
Live stock markets. Page 13
Grain markets. Page 13
Stocks and bonds. Page 13
SIOTEatEWTB OP OCXAK STEAMSHIP 8.
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Ham harg .
HAVKK La. Lorrsloe
CONSUL GENERAL IN DANGER
Fla-htlnar Takes Place Near Tabrla
Which Mar Have Serious
ST. PETERSBURG, July 10.-A special
dispatch received here from Tabrii says
that fighting has occurred between Cos
sacks and Persian irregular troops in the
vicinity of the villa, a few miles outside
of Tabriz, of M. Poliitonoff, the Russian
consul general. Five persons were killed
and several were wounded. Cossacks are
patrolling the highway between liie v ila
and Tabriz. Although the Irregulars were
repulsed, they continue to threaten the
villa In large numbers. The surrounding
country has been abandoned to pillage and
the people of the nearby villages have
taken refuge behind the walls of the Con
sulate. For the last few days M. Popltlnoff
played a leading role In the government of
Tabriz. He fled to his villa, taking with
him as esrort a majority of the available
Cossacks shortly after the arrival of
Hachtn Khan. The lives and proper. y of
the Europeans and the consular officials
at Tabriz are protected by only a handful
of troops. The American consul at Tabriz
Is William F. Doty.
The Teheran correspondent of the Lokal
Anielser reports that a body of Cosracks
this morning totally demolished the most
prominent cafe in Teheran, ileclailng that
they were acting under imperial oid.-rs. It
was from this cafe that the bomb was
thrown and that shots were fired during
the bombardment of the Parliament build
ings, which kiHed several Cossacks. The
people today wltn-&s,d the destruction of
the cafe with imlll fennce. No :ihots were
The Cossacks are piaciicing dally with
tiie new machine guns under the direction
of Russian officers.
HIGHWAYMAN FAILS IN EFFORT
Attempt Hold I n Great Northern
Train la Idaho Is Inane
BT. PAI L. Minn . July 10. A report re
celved at Great Northern railroad head
quarters here says that a lone masked
lilghwayrnan attempted to hold up the
west bound faat mail train No. J, one and
a half miles east of Naples, Idaho. Con
ductor Matthews of the train and the rob
ber, whose name la Robert Roman, ex
changed fusillade of shots. The con
ductor was the better marksman and shot
the robber through the lungs, breaking
The man left his package of dynamite
and other tools and fled down the track
to Naples where he attempted to hide
under a water tank. The officers and
train crew tracked him there and captured
him. He declares he was the only man
concerned In the venture, it Is doubtful
If the man will recoer from his wounds.
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BIG ROLLER WORKS TO END
Brytn Winds Up by Dictating the
Nomination for Vice President.
NO ENTHUSIASM OVER RESULT
Eastern llrmorrats Sore Over Plat"
form aad Western Men Alarmed
Concerning; Kffect of Clay
(From a Staff Correspondent)
DENVER, Colo., July lO.-tHpecial Tele
gram ) The concluding session of the
democratic national convention was about
as exciting as a Quaker prayer meeting.
The statement had been heralded "lhat
the choice of a vice presidential candidate
would be left to the convention, and that
Mr. Bryan had agreed lo suspend the opei
atlon of the steam roller for that purpose.
Had there been any truth In the report,
the closing session would have been a
hummer, when In fact It was distressingly
dull. Something like a dozen candidates
were named In more or less flamboyant
speeches, but it became known early In
the session that Mr. Bryan had, slated
John V. Kern of Indiana for tltr place
and the business uf making nominations
was purely perfunctory. No enthusiasm
was aroused when Kern was placed In
nomination and when his nomination was
seconded from time to time, by other
states there was hardly a ripple of ap
plause. Winn it became evident that he
was to be chosen, the convention settled
down to wait until the spellbinding wss
over ami then proceeded to obey the In
structions lecelved from Lincoln.
Despite the show of enthusiasm worked
up In the session at which Bryan was nom
inated, the result of the convention has
left a had taste In the mouths of the
eastern delegates. They came here not
with the hope of defeating Rryan for nom
ination but with the hope of presenting
such a showing ss would induce the leader
to agree to a moderate platform. They
fought day and night to secure this, bring
ing all kinds of pressure from business
men throughout the east, but finally gave
up snd allowed the radicals to have their
way. The radicals are Insisting that the
democratic plunk on anti-Injunctions is
very conservative, but the conservatives
Conservatives Are Silent.
Gompers, Mitchell, Duncan and all of
the big labor leaders here express them
selves as perfectly satisfied with- It,
which is sufficient answer to the claim
that the plank Is conservative to any
degree. The plank satisfies the radicals
and the laborites, who profess to believe
that It will not offend the conservatives.
As a matter of fact the conservatives are
not protesting. They realize that they
have lost and they propose to let tiie rad
icals have all the rope necessary for
the November neck stretching.
But while the eastern democrats are
particularly sore over the platform, west
ern democrats are much alarmed over the
effect of the speech of Congressman
Clayton, the permanent chairman. HIa
carefully considered attack on President
Roosevelt was listened to in silence by
the western democrats. . Thejr Jyiow the
feeling.. of - the. west toward Mr. Roose
velt and the Roosevelt policies, and they
must appreciate the fact that the Clayton
tpeech will do great harm among demo
crats who have endorsed the Roosevelt
policies and who have Mr. Clayton's word
for it that Mr. Taft will carry out those
policies. Clayton's speech and the radi
cal platform spoiled any hope the east
ern democrats had of having a big, con
servative democrat named for the vice
presidency. Judge Gray of Delaware,
who could have had the nomination by
nodding his head, refused absolutely to
accept It. D. R. Francis and Governor
Folk of Missouri took to the woods early
after the platform was announced. W.
L. Douglas of Massachusetts positively
refused to allow his name to be used
and the fight narrowed to the lesser
lights, and Mr. Bryan made his ptrk from
a group of left-overs. W. II. H.
GOITICOA HURRIES HOMEWARD
Venesnelan Charge d'Affalres Making;
Haste to Got Back to Cas
WASHINGTON, July lO.-Mr. Veloz
GoilicO'., the Vcmruelnn rl u se tt Wash
ington, whose withdrawal ficin the lega
tion hire at the dn;C:on ol Presld-"
Castro was announced yesterday, is making
huirleu arrangements to lease for New
York ieday in outer t, be ole io reach
tomorrow's snip for Venezuela If possi
ble, Mr. Veloz will .fall aboard the Marl.
The former charge wi;l leave hli family
here pending his future official s'Ktus,
which will o? tntled fo'low'ng au interview
with President Castro after he reaches
Mr. Veloz leaves Washington with a great
deal of regret and his good-byes to his
friends Indicated a depth of feeling in pait
Ing from the many pleasant association
he had made in V ashlt.giun.
NO DANGER FROM SNAKES
Armed Guards Aatalnst W'hlakr Ped
dlers and Not for Fighting;
WASHINGTON. July 10 Reporting to
an Investigation by himself and Mr. Wright
the commissioner to the five civilized tribes,
Agent Kelsey at Muskogee, Okl., today ad
vised the Indian bureau that the Crazy
Snake Indian faction in session at Hen
rietta, near Muskogee, have withdrawn
their armed guards. The Indiana say they
had these armed guards as a protection
ag.tinst whisky peddlers and against
thieves. The presence of the armed In
dians and threats of camp followers caused
much excitement among tiie white people.
The report says the Indians have an en
tirely peaceful gatheilng, with maiiy women
and children present. The two govern
ment emissaries advised the Indians to obey
ihe local laws. Tiie full blood and the
negro followers of tbe camp number about
TO REBUILD LATERAN PALACE
Pope Plus Announces It Will Bo
Made Quarters for Two
ROME, July 10. The pope has announced
his Intention of having the old Lateran
palace, the residence of the papacy from the
time of Constantino to the migration of
Avignon, built over for the purpose of
housing the Rota and Segnetura courts,
while the penityntlal tribunal will be housed
at the holy office near Bt. Peters. The
Lateran palace is now uninhabited. All of
the valuable pictures there will be trans
ferred to the new Vatican gallery, which is
to be opened nezt September. With the
exception of rooms devoted to sculpture
and the museum the enti.e Lateran palace
will be available for the use uf tbe courts.
Democratic Nominee for President of
Mm v-.ft ' Jr-,f-.
MR, SHERMAN WILL RESIGN!
Will Yield Place at Head of Congres
SHELDON VISITS HOT SPRINGS
evly elected Treasurer of Repub
lican National Committee Con
fers with Judge Taft Can
non to Maelnac.
WASHINGTON, July 10. Representative
James 8. Sherman, candidate for vice
president on the republican ticket, in a
short time will retire from the republican
congressional committee, of which he is
This determination has been reached by
Mr. Sherman and other republican leaders
within a day or two. The announcement
of Mr. Sherman's prospective resignation
was made here today by Senator llomen
way of Indiana, who accompanied by R a
resentative MclClnley sof Illinois, arrived
in Washington this morning from Hot
Springs, Va., where they have been in
conference for several days with Judga
The decision of Mr. Sherman to retire
from the committee was reached only alter
very careful consideration of the entire
political situation. It was finally deemed
wise for him to relinquish his duties as
chairman of the congressional committee
largely on account of the duties and
responsibilities, which will devolve upon
him as one of the nutional candidates. It
has not been determined yet who his suc
cessor as chairman of the committee will
be. It is likely that Mr. riheriiian's form.il
resignation and the announcement of the
name of his successor will be made
To actaue to Hest.
Senator Henienway and Repies.n'.ative
McKinley are enroute for Chicago. They
left here today to Join 8: eaker Cannon In
Chicago and the three will go H ence to
Mack nac Island In the upper la .es for a
brief rest. It lias not been determined yet
whether Senator Henienway will undertake
the d rvctloa of the western campaign, with
headquarters at Chicago. Tiie nutter Is
under consideration. Senator Hemenway In
not anxious to undertake the work, but he
may be persuaded to do to. He has aa
important campaign In his own stale this
year and feels that he ought to devote mor;
time to that than he would be able to give
to It If te should take charge of the western
national headquarters. The matter will b
de e-i. In d finally probably within a few
da;, Bit oki. r Cann n I ft Washington
William Jennings Bryan
BRYAN ON THE PLATFORM.
I am very much pleased with
the platform. It In clear, specific
and strong. I am very grateful
1 to the committee for the work It
has done in statin the issues. I
am sure the platform will
greatly strengthen us in the
fight we are entering.
Wednesday night for Ctica. N. Y., where
he conferred with Mr. Sherman, and left
last night for Danville, his Illinois home,
thence to Join Messrs. H-menway and Mc
Kinley. gheldon at Hot Springs.
HOT SPRINGS. Va.. July ID Senstor
Henienway of Indiana and Representative
McKinley of Illinois, who have been here
in conference with Judge William H. Tall
and other republican party leaders, left
here late last nlht for Washington en
route for the west. Frank Murphy, na
tional committeeman from New Jersey, and
Fred W. Cari enter of Washington. D. C
Mr. Tuft's pilvata secretary, were amonf
the early 'arrivals here today.
William H. Taft today had his first con
ference with George R, tiheldon. newly
elected treasurer of the republican national
committee. Mr. SlielJon arriving on the 8:30
train. He also talked at length with Chair
man Frank H. Hitchcock of the republican
national committee, William Nelson Crom
well of New York and Postmaster General
"I am not looking for any means of evad
ing the law." declared Mr. Sheldon today
when questioned concerning tiie way t lie
campaign fund publicity law of New York
would apply to the funds of the national
committee. He said there would be ways
of having contributions made in various
parts of the country without putting them
on the books of the treasurer of New York,
but he brushed aside any such suggestions.
BISHOP POTTER GETS WEAKER
Fears F.s pressed Episcopal Divine
Will .Not Norvlre Much
COOPKRSTOWN, N. Y.. July 10 While It
is believed thst Bishop Henry C. Potter s
death is not Imminent, his condition was
such today as to cause grave apprehension.
A messago has been sent to his son, Alonzo
Potter, to return at once to Fernleigh.
I'ntil yesterday the eminent prelate's
mind had been active and his disposi
tion cheerful. In the turn for the worse
he lost strength and last night It was re
ported that he failed . to . recognize thosi
at liia bvd.
the United States
BRYAN IS WANTED AT DENVER
tan not no on Aeennnt of a Previous
Engagement to Meet the Tam
ilian r Braves.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, July 10.-Special Teleg-iam.)-Dr.
P. L. Hall, natioral commit teeman-elect
from Nebraska, has sent to Mr. Bryan an
urgent request for him to come to Denver
and confer with the national committee.
Dr Hall Is anxious for Mr. Bryan to have
a conference with the members of the com
mittee and he fears he will be unable to
Induce the committee to come to Lincoln
It is not likely, however, that Mr. Bryan
will grant the request. In view of the fact
that he has an appointment with Murphy
of Tammany to meet the Tigers at the Rock
Island deiiot at 2:30 tomorrow afternoon.
Mr. Bryan asked 'the New Yorkers to stop
off and the reply was a statement that they
would see him at the depot If convenient.
Mr. Bryan will be there.
During the day the nominee received
many telegrams," among them being one
from Judge Gray, which said merely. "Ac
cept my congratulations." The telegram
from Johnson of Minnesota created a lot
of enthusiasm among the Bryan people.
BODIES OF. DEAD DISCOVERED
Troops Reeove Them Where They
Were Killed on Island of
MANILA, July 10 A telegram from
Negroa ssys Lieutenant Ahern is on his
way to Man'la with the bodies of P. D.
Everett, a former government forester and
T. R. Wakeley, formerly a sc hool teacher,
who were killed by hill tribesmen on Jun.j
24. No details have yet been received.
WASHINGTON, July 10.- calil- gram
was reoelved today at the War department
from Governor George Smith of Manila,
reporting on the finding cf the bodies of
Everett and Wakeley, Everett's home was
in Malono, N. Y., and Wakeley s in Chi
cago. MOONSHINERS OFFER BATTLE
Revenue Offleera Enanste la Fisrht and
Leader of Distillers' llaud
HINDMAN. Ky., July lO.-In a battle be
tween revenue officers and a gung of
moonshiners near here jeaterday Bud Hall,
alleged leader of the moonshiners, was
killed and two others were badly hurl.
No officers were injured.
This la the second battle In a week. One
moonshiner was wounded In the previous
Democrats Choose Nebraska Leader
for the Presidency.
SELECTION ON THE FIRST BALLOT
Beats Down Opposition and Wins by
892 1-2 Votes.
VOTE QUICKLY MADE UNANIMOUS
Congressman Hammond of Minnesota
INDIANA MAN FOR SECOND PLACE
John W. Kern Chosen for Vice Pres
ident by Acclamation.
OTHER CANDIDATES PRESENTED
As Roll Call Progressed Their Names
GREAT DEMONSTRATION ON FLOOR
domination Made 1 nanlmous with
Great Shout and Convention
Adjourns National Com
mittee Meets Today.
DENVER, July 10. The democratic
national convention concluded Its labors
late this afternoon by the nomination of
John Worth Kern, of Indlnna, for vlca
president, completing tho ticket on which
William Jennings Ilryan was made the
nominee for president during tho early
hours of this morning.
The nomination of Kern was made by
acclamation nmid tli resounding cheers
of delegates anil spectators. No ballot
was necessary, as tho tide of sentiment
had set IrreMstlhly toward the Indiana
candidate, Btato after stale, registering its
delegation 111 his favor, and all other
candidates withdrawing before the univer
sal demand for his nomination.
Koiulnntlon. of Ilryan.
W. J. Bryan of Nebraska, was nominated
for the third time for tho office of presi
dent of the I'nitcd States by the national
convention at 3:40 a. in. this morning amid
scenes of frenzied enthusiasm.
The risiiil came after an all night ses
sion, wim o was kept in a constant state
of luiuioll up lo the culminating moment,
when tho Nebraska leader was proclaimed
the choice of the convention aa the demo
cratic standard bearer. The nomination
was made on thu first ballot, the vote
W. J. Bryan, 801; Governor John A.
Johnson. 4t; Judge oray, IO'i; absent and
nut voUns. t, lutal,. l,ij..
The vote by stales was as follows:
Bryan, uoii. Gray
Alabama -J ,.
AIK.UIKUH In ,. ..
Cu.orauo J.... io ..
J lunula tit
low. a -u
I Molilalia H
I NebraHKa U
New Hampshire 7
New Yolk 78
iNorth I arollna -
North Dakota a
IK node Island h
bouili Carolina 1
Tennnsaee ..- 2
V est Virglr.la 14
District of Columbia b
New Mexico 6
tX 44 iUk
Turbulent Kerne Follows.
The announcement of the vote was the
signal for a wild damonstratlon, equalling
in luibulince. If not In duration, the reo-ord-breaJtlng
display, which ou Weduesday
afternoon greeted the first mention of
Bryan's came in the convention.
The scene within the auipitheater at the
moment the nomination was made was one
nt atirrina- animation. From pit to dome.
j the vast building was packed with lO.otaj
I people, thinned out In the remoter gallariee
alter hours or waning ana me innim aia
comforta of the hot night. It was a spec
tacle of grandiose proportions tier on tier
and gallery on gallery of agitated forms,
the women in white, the delegates, massed
below many of them coatless, a myriad of
fans fluttering to combat the stifling heat
and close almonpliere of this long pent up
exuberent multitude, ever ready to spring
Into feverish outbreaks of enthusiasm aud
everywhere the bluze of flags, bunting and
patriotic devices and the enveloping folds
of old Glory.
Twice before the throng had been moved
Into a mad estacy, first by the speech
placing the name of Bryan In nomination.
j and ajfain when that of Governor Johnson
j of Minnesota was proposed, but these manl-
testations pal' J In tore the culminating OUI
burst of emotion.
I t runil Hlaes Sunsiia,
f As the announcement of the Nebraska's
, nomination was made the whole assem
j blage arofcn climatic, waving flags, hand-
kerchiefs, newspapers, hats aud coals, any
; thing and everything which hands could
; lay upon to wave ulofl or hurl Into the air,
while a bedlam of sound poured from those
ln.tnjo thro it.i in ex iUant yells, cat .calls.
I'oiham he. w.ir hoops with the added din
of shrieking horns, tin- roar of megaphonee
and the strains of the band playing an ex
When for a moment order could be se
cured out of IhlH t r invest uoi.s chaos of
demonstration. Mate aft. r state which hfd
at first recorded Its vote for Johnson or
Gray fell into line wl li the ovet master
ing Bryan column, and the nomination was
made unanimous and by acclamation.
The taking of ILe vote had oeen followed
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