Heppner gazette. (Heppner, Morrow County, Or.) 1892-1912, June 28, 1892, Image 3

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Strength and Weakness of th. Verloo.
Chicaoo, June 20 With delegates
present from all the States to the Demo
cratic convention, the numbering of the
forces of the varioui leaders is diligently
going forward. Cleveland's followers
this morning display with much osten
tation a carefullv prepared table which
gives Cleveland 5S0 votes on the first
ballot, just 19 short of the necessary
tai.t.hirda tn insure the nomination.
The anti-Cleveland factions, including
not only Hill, but also Boies, Gray and
Gorman men, scout these figures as un
reasonably large and assert that their
investigation shows that Cleveland is
assured of but a little over a bare ma
jority on the firBt ballot and still hold
that his forces will be steadily disinte
grated thereafter and the race will be
come one of dark horses.
The delegates from the Syracuse, N.
Y., convention, supporters of Cleveland,
met. this mornine to consider what ac
tion thev should take as to contesting
the seats of the Hill men, either before
the committee on credentials or he con
vention. A committee was appointed
to suggest a plan of action and report to
the delegation this evening. The Sy
racuse "anti-snappers" are receiving
Iowa headquarters, indeed the Boies j
peoplo rather resent this as an overture
for the Iowa vote in return for the
vice-presidential nomination for Boies
and the intruder is at once given to un
derstand that Boies is not a candidate
for and will not accept second place.
The Indiana delegation had several con
ferences with a view to harmonizing the
differences before the meeting of the
convention in order not to dissipate its
strength, but all efforts have been un
availing and it now looks as ii on the
opening ballot it will cast 17 votes for
linvni-nnr (4rav fin d 13 lor Cleveland.
The opposition to Cleveland, finding
th.. iJnrmin faelar did not elicit special
enthusiasm, turned over to Iowa's idol,
Governor Boies. The idea hae been to
give increased prominence to the Boies
honm. and scattering support for Boies
has been secured from various sections
where there is Cleveland opposition.
They have met with most encouraging
success in the Kooky mountain region.
Southern delegates not being so well
acquainted witu him, but this morniug
they were cheered by the intelligence
u,t . i, a Krmth Carolina delegation,
fearing Cleveland's strength, were wili
ng to give Boies iz votes.
It is also reported ;hat Bnce and Wat
terson are friendly to the Boies move
ment, and ready to assist u. ios doiou
man claim that Virginia, where the
effected. To further this combination
it is said that an effort will be made in
convention today to abrogate the State
unit rule.
Bteneon, of Illinois, has become quite
a favorite for vice president and may be
selected instead ot uray, oi muiaua.
The Tribune says the platform will
demand the coinage of gold and silver
dollars of equal value, and that reciproc
ity will be denounced in unmeasured
terms as a fraud.
The anti-Cleveland men are prepared,
it is stated, to make a fiiht on the ques
tion of abrogating the unit rule with the
end in view of preventing a ballot being
taken todav. It is their intention, it is
said, to delay the proceedings as much
as possible, but all their plans will, in
applications rem many Bw Hm gn cievelan , ia very
tionsaBking that they send men to them u t la in Hnnht and 80me votes may
to explain how Cleveland can carry n. "' " ,L HiMtjl.n vrnor. The
York. Prompt responses are Being - the delegation from Iowa
,ade to these Wt. and the members t haa receiye(i
"Dandelion" delegates in turn are asK 7;imotinna thnt Rrjce and Watterson
ing Hill supporters to join them in a ...1 ma .ona that Br, e and vm
the accessions this morning to the ranks
f tha anti.Briii.nnprH are Alexander E.
Orr, president of the New ork produce
exchange: JameB Shanahan, ex-canal
miinAr and Col. William E.
Brown. The Anti-snappers of Buffalo
arrived this morning doO strong.
all likelihood, ,be upset owing to the
fact that the followers of the ex-President
will be able to carry everything
their own way unless all Btgns fail.
Chicago, June 20 A signal victory
for the Cleveland forces was lought and
won almost without a struggle today.
itnmathe nuestion of unit rule in the
deleeation. It was under
Btood a strong effort would lie made to
break the unit ruie in tu jvojoiui
State, and the result here, it was
thought, would be imitated in other
delegations. After disposing of the se
lection of committeemen, a resolution
was offered that the chairman of the
delegation be instructed to ask the 6olid
vote of the delegation for Cleveland
until he was nominated or until other
wise instructed. A motion was made to
amend by inserting the name of Gov
ernor Pattison instead of Cleveland.
Tii nm..nrfment was lost and the orig
inal resolution which guaranteed the
solid vote of Pennsylvania for Cleveland
waB passed by a vote ot 08 to t.
June 20 The Illinois dele
zation will cast its 48 votes solidly for
Cleveland. There is no longer any rea
ur.na.hla rtnnbt on this point and the ef
lect haa been to send Cleveland stock
Lnntnincr H kvward. Early this forenoon
General John M. Palmer, for whom the
Illinois delegation is instructed for the
presidency, had an extended conference
with tha members of the Illinois delega-
tion and told them he wanted them to
vote solidly for Cleveland. At the con
of the conference he said to an
AsRociated Press reporter: "1 think 1
nan atata w ith considerable certainty
that. Illinois will vote for Cleveland. 1
on Boies in the West and South with
Hill con. rolling the New i orK ana Borne
other votes, Cleveland's nomination
could be prevented in the early ballot.
The rest would taice care oi ubbii.
The California delegation is Douna to
Cleveland bv qualified instructions.
Some oi them would like to go to Boies,
who, aB a Western man and friendly to
silver is regarded with interest. Dele
gate Foote, of Oakland, one of those
expressed doubts about Cleveland's
availability. The silver issue, he says,
weakens Cleveland. 1'ooie say bi;o
would net his vole il he was not in
structed for Cleveland.
Carlisle ODDOses the Boies movement,
and iB likely to make it known in the
meeting of the h-entucny aeiegauuu
Cumniltlees nt Credentials ami Oignn
t (tinii Report.
Chicago, June 22 The morning
opened clear and pleasant and all were
hopeful for a cool day, but it grew
warmer as the morning advanced. The
report became current early that some
of the committee had not concluded
their labors and would not oe reauy t
report when the convention opened.
Th nivland men. UDon hearing this,
stated that they would hold the session
until a ballot was reacnea even wuugu
it were prolonged until midnight.
The spectators came into the wigwam
in droves, and it was not long before the
ealleries were crowded. The delegates,
as yesterday, were biuw m ""si -
the opening ot the convention was again
delayed. At 11:30 o'clock Chairman
Owen called the gathering to order and
after prayer asked for the report of the
committee on credentials. It was an
nounced that tne committee wo
cess in this campaign, when we look to
the party platform, the party candi
date or the utterances of the party lead
era, means that the people are to be
atrirtned of their franchise through force
bills in order that they may be stripped
of their substance through tariff bill?.
Free irovernment is sell government.
There is no self government where the
people do not control tne elections ana
lay their own taxes. When either of
those rights is tasenaway or uiumimueu
a breach made not in the outer defenses
but in the citadel of our freedom. For
years we have been struggling to recover
the lost right of taxing ourselves and
now we are threatened with the loss of
the great right of governing ouraelves.
The loss of the one follows in necessary
succession the loss of the other.
When you confer npon the govern
ment the power of dealing out weaith
you unchain every evil that can prey
upon and eventually destroy free insti
tutions excessive taxation, class taxa
tion, the billion dollar congress, corrupt,
civil service, debauched ballot box and
purchased elections. In every cam
paign the privilege of taxing the people
will 1 bartered for contribu
tions to corrupt them at tne
polls, after every victory a new Mc
Kinley bill to repay these coniributions
witli taxes running from people. To
every self-governing people there can
be no more momentous question than
the nuestion of taxation. It ia the
question as Burke truly brio arounu
wnlcn alt tne great untues ui uceuuiu
have been lought. It is the question
out of which grow all the issues of gov
ernment. Until we settle this question
wisely, permanently, justly, we build
all other reiorms upon a foundation of
sand. We and the great party we rep
resent are today for tariff reform be
cause it is the only gateway to genuine
Democratic government.
of candidates. It wears no collars; it
serves no masters.
It is not for me, gentlemen, the im
partial Bervant of you all, to attempt to
foreshadow what your choice should be,
or ought to be, under your own sense of
responsibility to the people you repre
sent and to your country. One thing
only I venture to say : Whoever may be
your chosen leader in this campaign, no
telegram will flash across th-t sea Irom
t a njat a nl Ahaantea tarin lorus tu uuu-
gratulate him, but from the home of
labor, from the nresiue oi tne toner, irom
the hearts of all love justice and
equity, who wish and intend our match
less heritage oi ireeuoiu oun
commonwealth oi our people and the
common opportunity of all, will come up
prayers for his success and recruits for
the great Democratic host that must
strike down the heart of sectionalism
and the Moloch of poverty before we can
ever gain hope that the govern
ment will be run by the people's faith
ful representative.
evening. Ex-secretary v uitiiey tu DreDare(j to report and on motion a com
ing claimed 55U votes lor uieveianu t 0 wa8 appointed to wait
on the first ballot.
Gorman's chances. '
The most uncertain feature at present
the attitude of Senator Gorman, of
Mnrvlnnd. As the leader of the delega
tion he protests loyalty to Cleveland,
hut rlaanlta t lis Ills llama in
more discussed as a darK norse,
capable of uniting all factions op
posed to tne nomination m .ovomuu
than anv otner. ins uiouui
industriously canvassing the Southern
delegations as fast as they came in for
several days, with a view ol securing
their suprjort on the strength of Gor
man's efforts as a leader of the opposi
tion in defeating the force bill, but so
far the Southerners do not seem to take
kindly to the effort to wean thein from
ranks of the ex-president.
Chicago, June 20 It is still insisted
by Gorman's friends that the presenta-
tion of his name is yet an open question
.. i, fill - ,t I 1 .J no...
ia n pAiinniate. ine marvmnu uoiokh-
tion met this morning simply for the
said to my friends today the Democratic purpose of organization. it is unaer
fS'.LiTiiiinni.rionio.rt nh- stood the result of the convass in his
DUlin twuivnH"" v. . I. .
mittee of two was appointed to .t
nnon them and ascertain hen they
would be ready to do so.
Somebody called ior itoger iun.o io
speak. Instantly a number of delegaios
were on their feet calling for Mills.
Mills waa escorted to the platform, but
was suddenly taken sick and had to be
taken to his hotel in a carriage.
Then there were calls for Senator
Palmer, of Illinois, and the convention
decided to invite him to speak. He was
loudly cheered as he came to me piav
forin, and taking his place by the side
of the chairman, proceeded to addreBS
the convention. He spoke for ten mm
utes, being frequently interrupted by
innUnm. He annealed for harmony in
the party a absolutely necessary to suc
cess. "This convention," he said, has
good men to choose from." This was
B .-1 .:.u 1.....1 nrlna n. Hill Find hlSS-
greeteu win wuu
ing The speaker predicted that Illinois
would bo Democratic this fall for both
bi an open quoouuu , B.t Mkr.
and Gorman himself still denies that he preH.uBuvm flnishe his speech
nin.rviH.iiii iimum-i T ii.ii r
there were calls lor Jonn r. ten., u;
stantially that Cleveland was the first
choice of the people of the State and in
effect instructed the delegates to vote
lor him, since the instructions ior
me were only to be effective if it was
deemed expedient to come West for a
candidate. My friends generally agree
with me fullv. JNo delegates snau vote
lor me on the first ballot and 1 advise
them all to vote for Cleveland. That's
all I can say and all I have a right to
say to the Illinois delegation and I have
no doubt they will vote for Cleveland.
It looks to ma as if Cleveland would be
nominated. I take no stock in the New
York fight. I simply trust that if Cleve
land ia nominated, or any good Demo
crat, we will carry Illinois and Wiscon
sin to make up tor any possible defec
tion in New V ork State.
Hon. A. E. Stevenson, chairman ol
the Illinois delegation, is even more
positive than General Palmer that I he
delegates would vote for Cleveland sol
idly. It was rumored extensively today
that after the withdrawal of palmer the
friends of Hon. William Morrison began
urging the Illinois delegation to turn to
him. The friends of Morrison, how
ever, indignantly denied the rumor, and
declared that there was no movement
in favor of Morrison and never would be
until Clevelandwas deieatea.
One of the surprises this morning is
the statement of Taggart, national com
mitteeman iroin Indiana, that 30 votes
of that State will be cast for Cleveland
on the first ballot and Governor Gray's
nam will not be brought belore the
convention. He says Voorhees agrees
with him, it would not be a
friendly act to introduce Gray's name,
and Taggart thinks Voorhees has made
up his mind to advise the governor to
that effect. Taggart declares that
Voorhees, from a careful examin
ation into the situation, has be
come convinced that Cleveland
and nobody else can oe nominated.
Gray's friends have examined the
position carefully, and see nothing in it
but Cleveland and do not propose to
sacrifice their friend, Governor Gray,
in unavailing candidacy. Taggart has
no doubt that Gray himself will agree
with his representatives here, that they
are doing the wisest thing not to present
his name. He declares no undorstand
;,. will he reached as to second
place for Gray. The only point
arrived at is that the country
demands Cleveland before any other
man. After Cleveland's nomination the
question of second place will bring into
consideration Gray's undoubted strength
in Indiana where the chief battleground
after New York will be.
Indianapolis, June 20-A hen Gover
nor Gray was notified this afternoon
that the Indiana delegation had decided
not to present his name, ne saiu u
t.ected the decision, but added, 1 will
be voted for anyhow.
Chicago, June 20-The loyalty of the
Iowa delegation to Boies has aroused
the admiration of the Democratic con
vention It was natural to suppose at
the beginning that as Cleveland hai al
ways been popular among the farmers
of the Hawkeye State, the arrival of
the Cleveland leaders and the demon
stration of the fact that he would have
over a majority on the first ballot,
would cause a weakening of the Boies
force and the extending of the olive
branch of conciliation or com
promise to the . Cleveland mana
gers They are doing nothing of the
kind They demonstrated the lact that
A t. nf Iowa are immovably
.ji'.j t th hnr,as of the Hawkeye
governor and this situation is IMnerally
Accepted by all the opposition leaders.
The suggestion that Boieswould be a
aood vice-presidential candidate in the
event of Cleveland's nomination does
not even find courteous reception in the
interest showed weakness in some
places, and that, the movement in his
behalf, if developed, would result in
throwing the votes of other men to
Temporary Officers AtfreeJ Upon lr the
Chicago, June 20 The sub-committee
nn temDO arv orKamxauuu uiov
nmrnine and Honrv Watterson quickly
won his fight, the committee deckling to
recommend the name o! Hon.
W. C. Owens, of Kentucky,
for temporary chairman. The
lull committee ineeta at noon and will
confirm the action of the sub-commit
tee. It is believed there win De no ngiu
in the convention over the matter, and
the friends of General Adlaco Stev.m
son, of Illinois, will accept his defeat
nnintlv. . P. Sheridan, of Indiana,
secretary of the national committee,
will be temporary and permanent secre
tary of the convention.
Owens has been selected as temporary
chairman by the National committee.
The Cleveland men, under the lead of
Harritv, of Pennsylvania, lougnt tne
sub-committee's recommendation but
were beaten on roll call. Wilson, of
West Virginia, will probably be perma
nent chairman.
Chicago, June 20 The Tammany
leaders met this morning in secret con
ference. The frequent arrival of
delegates iroui other States
kept the doors swinging almost
constantly. It was asserted that the
Tammanv chiefs are cheerful and their
confidence unshaken. When Chief Mur-
New York. He rose m his chair ana
said that he was a delegate and would
speak when the proper lime came.
The committee- on gicucuiio'i
announced that it was ready to present
its report. The report of the committee
was unanimous and was adopted. It
favored the seating of the regular Ala
bama delegates while the contestants
were given seats on the floor. This also
appli d to Pennsylvania, Ohio and Utah.
About this time it began raining heavily.
The report gave New Mexico and Ari
zona six votes each.
The report of the committee on per
manent organization then followed.
William L. Wilson was named as per
manent chairman. The report was
unanimously adopted. On motion a
committee was appointed to notify the
permanent oincerB oi tiieir nuii,
while this was being done the band
plaved various popular airs and kept the
crowd in good humor. When the baud
ommenced "Dixie" the Southern dole
gates set up a yell that raised the roof
and drowned the music.
Wilson, on taking his place on the
platform and being introduced by Owen,
was warmly greeted.
--.riv. -- --- - -
TI,o distineuished leader who presided
over the Republican convention boasted
that he does not know what tariff re
form la. Whoever said he did? Let
us hope with that charity that endureth
all things and believeth all things he is
truly as ignorant as ue vaunts ihuisku
to be.
Unfortunately the people are not so
ignorant of the meaning of protection,
at least of the protection vihich is dealt
out to thein in the bill that bears his
name. Thev see the meaning "writ
large" today in prostrated agriculture, in
shakledcomraerce.in stricken Industries,
in the compulsory idleness of labor, in
law-made wealth, in the discontent of
tha .ni-lrinoman and the despair of the
farmers. They know by hard experi
ence that protection as a system oi taxa
tion iB tmt tne oiu iianj dv-uc.u
which the rich compel labor to pay the
expenses of government. They know
by hard experience that protection as a
system of tribute is but the old crafty
scheme by which the power of taxation
of the people is made the private prop
erty of a few of the people. Tanil re
form means to readjust this system ol
tnv.iHnn and rturire away this Bj stem of
tribute. It means that we have not
reached the goal of perfect freedom as
long as any citizen is lorceu to pay wiu-
ute to any other citizen aim uuin .
taxes are proportioned to the ability
and duty of the taxpayer rather than to
his ignorance, his weakness and his
Governor McKinlev further charges
that the Democratic party believes in
taxing ourselves. I am afraid, gentle
men, we must admit this charge. What
right or excuse have we for taxing any
body else with this continent lor our
country, with freedom and intelligence
as the instrument for its development
A Caustic Review of raise Froloo'.lon
aud Krclnrooli jr.
On taking the platform Chairman
Wilson said :
Gentlemen of the Convention: 1
thank you most heartily for this honor.
I shall try to meet the duties of the high
position to which you call me with a
spirit of fairness and equality that is
democracy. This convention has a high
patriotic work to periorm. no
n.nnh tn mir cniintrv. Themissionof
the Democratic party is to fight for the
When mat parij i uui
Mn.lo, Ana
the figures claimed by the nnwer we may be sure there will be an
Cleveland leaders as 572 he exclaimed: under dog to fight for and that under
"Then we have him beat and they doe is generally the American people,
know it. Cleveland can't get 540 votes When tiiat party is outof power we may
on the first ballot no matter what they be sure there is some party in control
do." of our government that represents a
t: .. .. A t tho nrhnlfl niintrV: that
A raivim IVIHK totuuuaiiu
Jlevelaud Is Taiug nn lulerefll ill ti
Convention Proceedings.
Rl'77.ARI) S Bav. Mass.. June 23 Ex-
President Cleveland has completed ar
rangements for a special wire to
hn run from the teleeranh ol-
fipa tn his house. Grev Gables,
a distance of four miles. This wire will
connect directly with the wigwam
in Chicago. A first-class operator
will be at this end of the
tnlairranh wire and Cleveland will
keep posted on all that is going on.
The fact that Cleveland has had a tele
graph instrument put into his house in
Hioutnrl dustier interest in the re-
anlt of the balloting than
ha is willing to admit,
The impression made by his conversa
tion ithat he is not anxious as to the
outcome of the convention, lie says
he has eone into this conteM at tne
solicitation of sincere iriends and patri
otic Democrats throuehout the country,
and that nothing could induce him to
turn aside now except discharge from
those friends.
Friends Cl.im Majority
Opposition Deo? Iu
Chicago, June 22 It is said this
morning that the Cleveland men are
confident of ttto votes on me ursv uauu.
This is more than enough to elect their
candidate. They are anxious for the
result and have determined to push ior
a ballot today, leaving the selection of
vice-president for tomorrow.
One of the morning papers says that
a combination has cteen formed to beat
Cleveland and it has more than one
third of the delegates in favor of it.
Several names have been mentioned
npon whom a combination may be
r z-r- 1
Ill, Fi-H'li!iili:rTT3l!fW
I fLWK Wilff
stands for a class and not the whole
Never was this truth brought home to
us more definitely than by the recent
convention at Minneapolis. We are not
deceived as to the temper, we are not in
doubt as to its purpose. Our opponents
having taxed us for years without ex
cuse and without mercy, they now pro
pose to disarm us of further power to
resiBt their exactions. Republican suc-
we stand disgraced in the eyes of man
kind if we cannot if we do not support
our own government. We can throw
that BunDort on otner people oiny uy
beggary or by force, it we use one wo
are a oauber nation : u we use the otnor
wa are a nirate nation.
Th lVmocratic narlv doeB not intend
we should lie either. No more does it
intend that we Bhall falsely call it taxing
thor r,onnln to transfer our taxes from
the possession of those who own the
property of the country to the bellies
and backs of those who do the work of
ti.o imtrv. ft believes frugality iB an
essentia! virtue of free government. It
hniio.ia tmrafl should be limited to
public needs and be levied by the plain
rule nf justice and economy.
But, gentlemen, we are confronted
with a new cry in this campaign, ine
Republican party says Governor Mc
Kinley now stands for protection and
reciprocity. He was for protection alone
when he Iramed his bill in the House,
or rather permitted his beneficiency to-
frame it for him, anu nrmiy resinveu an
efforts of the statesman lrom Maine to
annex reciprocity to it. No wonder lie
lavors the reciprocity added by the
Senate. You may explore the
pages of burlesque literature for
anything more supremely ludicrous
than the so-called reciprocity of the
McKinley bill.
It is not reciprocity at all, it is retali
ation and worst of all retaliation on our
,n ..unnla. it savB to a f o w Binall
countries aonth of it: "If you are forced
bv y..ur necessities or leu uy your louies
to make bread higher and scarcer to
your people, we wdl make shoes and
sugar higher and scarcer to our
people." And now vie are told
reciprocity is to be their bittle cry. Al
ready we are regaled with pictures of
Benjamin Harrison clad in armor, going
lorth to battle for reciprocity on a
plumed steed. Simple Simon fishing for
what is in his niothei's rain barrel and
in great triumph capturingan occasional
wiggle waggle is the only true realistic
picture oi the reciprocity of McKinley
We are for protection that protects
and for reciprocity that reciprocates. We
are in favor oi the protection of every
man in me enjoyment i
1 . l : A m . ..i cha I
IrUlt Ol IHB minji, uMiM.j.-i.w..
only by his proper contributions
to support the government, and we are
for that leal reciprocity, not through
bickering diplomacy and presidential
proclamations, but by laws of Congress
that remove all unnecessary obstacles
between American producers and the
markets he is obliged to seek lor prod
ucts. In so large a convention as this
it would be eminently strange if there
were not some differences of opinion on
matters of policy, some differ nces of
judgment or preference as to the choice
Chicaoo, June 21 The first day of
the tournament for the highest honor
within Democrat y's gift opens with
Grover Cleveland as the lavorite of the
hour. He enters the lists this morning
the winner of the combat almost ueiurc
it is fought. .
The streets and hotels are alive with
boom clubs, bands and swell people, all
in turn more entnusiastic mu -
others, and the city has a general holi
day appearance.
There iB a little other talk than of
Cleveland. The ex-President's admirers
are to be counted by the wnciesaie, v.ie
friends of Hill and Boies are as lew u
far between as a tour among the crowds
would indicate. Cleveland is undoubt
edly the man who will pocket the nom
ination, and he will do bo with the ease
that marked his victory at St. Louis four
veara ago. All the morning newspipers
concede liia nomination and some go so
far as to say that he will be nominated
Manv of the dele
gates who have thus far held out against
the ex-l'rendent are this morning to lie
counted among his followers and
championing his c use as loudly aa the
papers. , ,. . ... .
it does not require the divine gift o
prophecv to predict tne nomination 01
Grover Cleveland on the first ballot.
Indeed, the result is conceded, even by
tho irinn.la nf Hill and Boies, the only
other candidates now in the field,
though there is every indication tpai
they will go down to defeat with aolors
flying and the solid support of their re
spective States behind them. The
official announcement that Pennsyl
vania, Illin 'is and Indiana nave de
cided to retire their lavorite sons and
cast their aggregate of 142 votes for the
ex-Presinent has about removed all
.innht fi-nm the situation. Then all the
dark horseB, including Gorman, Morri
son, Russell and Campbell, with their
lollowers, are making haste to clumber
into the band wagon ol the victor.
The general exnectation is that 1.x
Governor Isaac P. Gray, of Indiana, will
i... ....minutoit for Vice-President. It is
understood his withdrawal from the
f fiiat nlai'K wns made on the as
surance that the Cleveland men would
support him for Becond and as the Clove
land force is well disciplined there is no
doubt the compact will be carried, out.
The Cleveland people feel Becme and
they will make no fight against Owens,
i.mnrirv chairman, thouah he is an
anti-Cleveland man. This is author
itatively given out Dy me uiuvemim
n,,o,.o thia momma, but the Tam
many leaders are Btill sullen and con
linna tn maintain that Cleveland cannot
carry New York. Some lesser lights
even declare they will, as a protest, caBt
the New iork vote against uovmwiu
the question of making his nomination
Chicago, June 21 It looks as if the
contest bore was to be the Minneapolis
battle over again. There it was Harri
son against the field, and here it iB
Cleveland against New York, with the
ex-President so far in the lead that it
looks now as if nothing could prevent
nomination. The men who came
here with knives in their boots to stab
Cleveland and beat him at all odds have
boen unable thus lar to unite in tneir
opposition, and the chances are that no
combination will be effected between
now and the time tne urst oaiiot is
Me- . . ...., ,,
Vvun ftl II1B 111CI1 u iuu nuuiu nu,i-
Cleveland men have relied have refused
to have anything to do wnn tne ngnt
which is being maue, ana are standing
loyal in their adherence to the "Stuffed
Prophet." They are Senator Gorman,
of Maryland, and ex-Governor Camp
bell, of Ohio. The lormer, it was ex
pected, would announce himself as a
presidential candidate, but thus far he
i. no oivon no intimation of his purpose,
nor is it believed that he will allow his
name to go before the convention.
c.mVer. of Tammany, who has been
ti-vmcr t.n induce Gorman to allow his
name to get into the fight, has been un
successful in hia ell'ortB and is all at sea.
His followers (roil Tainmuny Hall
are still shouting for Hill as only the
New York heelers can, but it is evident
their hearts are no longer in the con
test. They realize that certain dofeat
atorna them in the face if they insist up
on clinging to the New York senator;
h,,t thn trouble is mat tuey aie airam
tr, lot im. Thov wanted Flower: but
the governor is evidently not available.
Then they turned touorman bh iuu inn.ii
vim wnnld win the hearts of the South
ern delegates because of the light he
mule nimnst the lorce tun wnen it was
pending in the Senate, but the wily
senator from Maryland refused to allow
himself to be used aB a cat's paw to pull
thn Tammany chestnuts out of tho Hie.
He saw in fact that the opportunity of
his life had come to popularize himself
with the ereat mass oi Democratic
vntnra who are undoubtedly in favor of
I 'Invpland.
As a consequence, he has decidod to
cast his lot with the ex-president and to
taka hia chances of securing a nomina-
Mnn himself four vears hence. The
friends of Mr. Cleveland now predict
that ho will be nominated on the nrst
l.allni. Thev are making a great deal
nl the fact that the opposition to Cleve
land which was concentrated principally
on Hill is ready to abandon the latter
and take up with any candidate who
stands the least bIiow of holding enough
votes to keep Cleveland out of the race.
As the hours go by, it becomes more
and more evident that the field is goin
to pieces. Gorman iB wearing a smile
of confidence in Cleveland, and Palmer
and Morrison who never did amount to
much anyway, so lar as tne present sit
uation is concerned, have suddenly con
cluded that they are not of much ac
count in the way of presidential timber,
and alter rolling up their sleeves, have
faden to work to help boost up the
Cleveland boom.
1'attiBon at one time stood Borne show
of being declared the lavorite son, but
ho hiittnnnd hiinfoll up in Cleveland's
I ,.,,, nmket when his State.
adopted the unit rule. Harrity, of
course, is for Cleveland, and if the del
egates from Pennsylvania wanted to get
away thev would not know how to do
it. Harrity holds them with an iron
grasp. This settles Mr. Pattison. When
Campbell made his mind up not to allow
Tammany to use him as a catspaw to
drag their little chestnuts out ot me nre
Mr. Brice, who has an eye to the
eternal fitness of things imagined that
it was on the cards for him to assume
the role of a favorite son. He shrewdly
sent out a f eler or two just to see how
the boys would take to it, but they did
not like it and Mr. Brice concluded to
continue to play the part of Senator
from Ohio while a citizen of New York.
Ohio, therefore has no candidate, and
while there are a tew scattering votes
for Hill in her delegation, it ia dollars to
doughnuts that by the time the ballot is
taken the majority of her delegates will
turn to C eveland's camp.
Kroni this time on the ex-President
will have comparatively plain sailing.
Tho opposition is so badly scattered that
it ia difficult to see how it can ever be
brought toircther again. Tne men who
would like to see him defeated are ao
timid or so badly demoralized tht they
cannot hope to present anything like a
solid front.
Every effort of the Cleveland people
to persuade the Iowa delegation to
desert Governor Boies has proven
signally unsuccessful. Despite tne al
most certainty that Cleveland will be
nominated on" the first ballot, the Boies
people announced that their candidate
will remain in the race until the end,
not only as a matter of State pride, but
as a protest against the nomination of a
candidate not supported by the delega
tion of his own State. Indeed, the
Boies followers are almost as bitter as
the Hill men in protestation against
Cleveland's nominatiou. The delega
tion thia mnrnina decided to cast a
solid vote for Boies even if every
other de'egate in the convention voted
tnr Cleveland and under no cireum-
atam.ua tn allow consideration of his
name for second place. They say there
ia no reaaonable hoDe that Cleveland
can c.trry Iowa. It is generally believed
nnw that the Cleveland contesting dele
gates irom New York will content them
selves with a lormai proiusv unu nui
the Hill delegates to take their seats in
the convention without a fight. A def
inite rieciainn on this noint will be
reached this afternoon a'ter the close of
the first session of the convention.
Tammany heid a gloomy meeting
this morning, Governor Hower, of New
York, said after it was over Hill's
friends were ready to cast their votes
for auv Democrat who could carry New
York." They would even consent that
Hill's name should not be mentioned in
the convention if such a man could be
found. If the friends of Boies, Gorman,
or Morrison could show that they could
carry New York, Tammany would vote
for hiin. . ....
Tho Kentucky delegation met mis
morning and 19 votos certainly, and
perhaps all the votes of the State, will
be cast for Cleveland. Carlisle's name
will not be presented.
A eircm tent greatly magnified with a
doien hugo white pendants stretching
from the covering to the floor was the
appearance of the big Democratic wig-
wain Irom tne interior louny. n iit
appeared to be pendants were reany
stout posts supporting the mammoth
circular canopy ol wood raised some dis
tance above the wallB to ndmit light and
air from all sides. Blue silken banners
distributed on the main floor bearing
nf the various Stales showed
where the State delegations would be
ooateil. Around and back of them ris-
inir like an amphitheatre were tiers oi
seats containing Bpectalors, the entire
structure having rbora for more than
25,000 pe iple. The tjiiairman s desa is tne
same over which the Cleveland and
HandrickB nomination in 18H4, was
made and ia surmounted by hugs bo-
quets of flowers. The groat interior is
wreatned wim reu. wmw
streamers, flags and banners, with the
shields of different States and portraits
of honored Democrats past. The dele
gations are seated according to the
alphabet, Alabama having the front
row, and New York ia well back.
The crowd beg in to gather as early as
11 o'clock, though the convention was
not to be called to order until noon, and
it was long after that hour belore the
actual calling to order took place. When
the gavel finally fell the great structure
was completely filled with people.
Whon tha convention hall was about
half filled, the place grew suddenly dark
and the patter of ra n upan the roof was
plainly heard, mere were uasnes tn
liohtninir and rain drops found their
way through the building and wet the
Among" those who feltdnmous as to the
BEfety of wigwam became somewhat
frightened but the band played and the
storm ceased almost as suddenly as it
commenced. The sun made its appear
ance, the timid ones returned to their
seats and all was once again Berene.
As the different delegations entered
the hall they were cheered by me
crowds in the gallories. Among the
notables who made an early appoaranee
wore ex-Postmaster General Dickinson,
of Michigan; li. D. Murphy, Mayor
drnnt. ex-Secretai v f alrciuiu, ex-ecre-
tary Whitney, Richard Croker, Senator
Voorhees, Senator Palmer and ex -Gov-urn
fir flamnlmll. All were more or khb
greeted with applause.
It waa a nnarter to 1 when Chairman
Brice of the national committee took up
l.ia av.l and mimed for order. After
there was complete quiet he introduced
Rev. John House, ol tins city, who ue
livered the iiruyer. The secretary of
tha .rwmnit.iaa then roa l the names of
thoso selected as temporary officers ol
the convention. They were elected by
acclamation. Mr. Brice appointed a
committee to escort W. C. Owen, of
Kentucky, to the chair, and when he
had taken Ilia place on the platform he
was loudly cheered. He hud not pro
ceeded far in Ins address belore it was
evident he was creating a good impres
sion, lie said:
There are two great dangers to the
Democratic party. One is external, the
other is internal. The first is the or-
.ranlvuluin U.nd IllUcil i II tTV of Orglllll.ed
capital supported by the whole power ol
tha irnvfrninoiit. The Becond is the
lanilmn v amonir Democrats to make
issues among tliemeelveH. How mo
mentous is your respoiiBibility 1 need
not tell you. If you worK in tvisiiom
millions of toiling men in shop and
mine and field will rise and call you
bleBBed. Whoever bears our bannei
must lift it above the smoke of conflict,
that every Democrat of the Union may
fnllnw iia inad. Let us not mistake the
gravity ot the situation; it demands the
broadest patriotism and every needful
The Bpeaker then proceeded to char
acterize the coming campaign as one of
education, to teach the people every
where their true relation to tho tax
gatherer. They must learn that no rail
road president Is our leader, no task
gi.er writes our tariff bills. The
speaker proceeded to denounce the bil
lion dollar congress ana closed as
follows: "Imnelled by one purpose
the public good, we will free ourselves
Irom tne Pickerings anu neanourna tnat
characterized the Republican party
when its Marshal Ney went down at
Minneapolis before the mailed legions
of the bread and butter brigade."
Mr. Owen's short address was very
eloquent at times; he was frequently
applauded. His reference to the defeat
of Blaine and the nomination at Minne
apolis bv the "Bread and butter brig
ade was received witn cneers.
At the conclusion of Owen's speech a
numberof unimportant resolutions were
introduced. Then the secretary called
the roll of States for the naming of their
members on the different committees.
The roll call proceeded slowly and as
well-known Democrats were named they
were applauded. When the call had
been finished English, of Indiana,
offered a lesolution admitting all ex
Union soldiers to the unoccupied seats
in the gallery. On motion ot Bronson,
of Kentucky, the resolution was referred
to the committee on resolutions.
Then followed a most remarkable
scene. A Democratic convention wildly
cheering the name of a Republican
leader, James G. Blaine. A delegate
from Illinois was recognized and intro
duced a resolution expressing sympathy
with James G. Blaine in the loss oi nis
son Emmons. The name of Blaine was
received with wild cheering and the res
olution carried with a will. Sewell, of
Maine, at this stage made a brief speech
speaking for the State of Maine, and
thanking the convention for its expresB-
on ot sympathy witn Maine s son. ad
journment was then taken until II
o clocx tomorrow.
The silver St ttes held another caucus
this afternoon and in view of Gorman's
refusal to permit the use of his name
as a candidate lor the presidency they
decided to cast their votes for Governor
Boies. A Bub-committee was appointed
headed by Patterson, of Colorado, for
the purpose of presenting the silver
views of Westei n delegates to the com
mittee on resolutions. It was further
decided in case the committee refused
to recommend a free coinage bi
metallic plank that an appeal
be taken to the convention, ihere was
much talk among the delegates present
oi throwing the support oi the silver
Stales to the People's party, in case the
Democratic convention should not give
heed to the silver interests and it is
nrobablo that the representatives
of the silver States will wait on the con
vention of that party at Omaha on July
i'.h with that purpose in view.
The remaining four delogates from
Oregon arrived this morning. A State
meeting was held this morning. Col.
Ashel Bush, of Salem, was chosen chair
man, 1. F. Floy, editor of the Review,
secretary, anil Judge J. J. Dally,
ol Polk county, for the committee on
credentials; 10. J. G. Keames, oi jaca
boii, committee on permanent organiza
tion ; Colonel D. K. llolman, oi rort
land, committee on resolutions ; Senator
Henry Blackmail, committee on notifi
The delegation from Washington met
thia morning and chose the following:
Chairman, C. W. Griggs ; na
tional committeeman. L. E. Post;
permanent organization, J?, i. 110
gau; platform, J. A. Munday ;
credentials, W. II. Dunphy; ruleB, M.
J.Maloney; secretary, J. C. Saunders.
Delegation not polled, but will vote sol
idly for Cleveland.
Kentucky this morning decided to
cast its M voles sonuiy ior Cleve
land, after an intensely exciting
meeting, at which Henry Watterson
made one of his famous speeches,
in which ne saiu tnat -forth
he was for Cleveland and
hoped Kentucky would be in line when
tha man of destiny was nominated. He
declared that the last hours under the
wonderful management ol ex-bocretary
Whitney had brought about a
remarkable change in the situ
ation in Now York, and he
was now convinced th.it the only ground
mi which he had opposed Cleveland had
been removed and that Cleveland would
be able to carry the State of New York.
The committee on permanent organiz
ation me this afternoon and selected
W. L. Wilson of West Virginia as per
m nent chairman aud A. P. Sheerin of
Indiana as permanent secretory.
Chicago, June 21 The New York
delegation met at 10:30 and had a
long BeBsion. It was announced
that Hill's chances had ceased
to exiat and tne Biaiemoni was
made that Cleveland would undouotediy
Ite nominated on the first ballot. In an
instant Croaker was on his feet advo
cating the seconding of the nomination
of Cleveland. Murphy, however,
backed by Hheehan and Kuigeway, saiu
it would be unworiny oi tne riaie
at this time to drop its candidate.
A lively tilt ensued, uilroy, oi lani-
many, nlBO insisieu on turning uuwn
Hill. Trior to tne itie'JtuiK murpuy
had held a hot argument with Gilroy
over the matter. Gilroy had insisted
that the attitude of Tammany was being
ridiculed. Tammany waa for the Demo
cratic nomineeand llill'achanceB having
failed it should be on the winning Bide.
Murphy argued that the February con
vention I ad specifically instructed the
delegates for 11)11 and it was their
duty to do so. The views of Murphy
were sustained at the delegation meet
ing, but it is Baid another meeting will
be held tonight, at wiucu me ubcioiuii
may be reversed, and Tammany may
support Cleveland.
F. C. Blair, here as permanent mem
ber of tho Democratic club of Newark,
N. J., was sitting m a window in his
room at the hotel early this morning,
and fell asleep, lost hits balance and felt
to the sidewalk from the lourth floor.
He waa instantly killed.
New York, June 21 The World
prints the tollowing from Chicago: 1
have not been on the grounds quite two
hours but what 1 have heard and seen
convinces me that Grover Cleveland
will be nominated. I am not a candi
date against Mr. Cleveland and I come
here tor the purpose of impress
ing that fact on my Illinois
friends. My sympathies are entirely
with Mr. Cleveland and so far as 1 have
any influence it will be used in support
of his candidHcv. Under a fair inter
polation of the instructions the vote of
Illinois will go as a unit to Mr. Cleve
land. (Signed) John M. Palmer.
New York, June 21 There was a
meeting of the Democratic Club last
night at tho club house, No. 017 Fifth
avenue, and action was taken that may
not delight the hearts ot the mil Doom-
era at Chicjgo. Tho president of the
club, J. H. V. Arnold, president of the
lioard ot Aldermen, was in tne cnair.
Resolutions were passed offeriug the
belief of the club that Grover Cleveland
was tho one candidate belore the con
vention who could be relied upon to
carry the Slate of New York, and ask
ing the delegation from this State to
support Mr. Cleveland. There was a
lively debate, but it was made apparent
from Chicago advices that Mr. Cleve
land was likely to be nominated on the
first ballot, and the resolutions went
through with almost no opposition. A
copy was telegraphed to Ed. Murphy,
Jr., in Chicago.