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THE LOGlNiPORfJOURNAL, VOL. XXI. LOGANSPOR;T,r INDIANA,; SUNDAY MOENING, glLY 26, 1896. NO. 179 Everybody is Awakening To the Wonderful Bargains we are offering at Our Great Upbuilding Benefit Sale. The Prices are Marvelous. FOR EXAMPLE-Choice of 15, 20, 25 cent Wash Goods 10 cents. Make a guess on the Wheel, free to everyone. Come Today The Good going fast. 400-411 BROADWAY. Things are The queen of hearts In all these parts, If you c.in pc by rumors' I't ont who ritlcs a wheel, and glides About in dainty bloomers. soe FOURTH ST, Clothes up to Date Have been In great favor at our establishment. Fact is uo one has a finer lino of woolens and worsteds to select from than ours. We are Important Features . , . in the make-up of our clothes work their superiority, not the'cheapest tailors but .claim to be the best. Carl W. Keller, Tailor and Draper. 311 Market Street. LOST $15 ' > By Paying $«oo for your bicycle when you can get OUTINGS for $85 and $65. We have an assortment of SECOND HAND MACHINES which must be Sold. Call and make an offer. CYCLOMETERS LAMPS OILS GRAPHITE CEMENT REPAIR KITS ENAMEL SADDLES TIRES TOE CLIPS ENAMELING BRAZING BELLS . LOCKS VULCANIZING OLD TIRES Made Good aa New ZINN & COMPANY. Sixth Street. Straws That Show Which Wa> the Wind Blows Show that It must hare blown a tremendous gale towards Fisher's, for they have straws of afl the new shapes and sizes, straws In straw color ana any other color'yon wish piled on their shelves and waiting to be called "the last straw" In the newest style bought at Fisher's by -every pleased resident of Logansport . Light Derby's, light nobby straw hate and Jaunty handsome bicycle caps are wihat we have a big run on now. HORRIS FISHER • THE HATTER. Invitations- Are always appreciated and especially so when they arc tastefully gotten up. , THE JOURNAL Job Printing Department is making a ep«v I'iUy of vNVITATIONS, PROGRAMS, LETTER HEADS, NOTE HEADS. BILLHEADS," STATEMENTS, CARDS, CIRCULARS, ETC., ETC. Latest Styles in Fancy Type and Material. BRYANITIS Populists Name the' Nebraskan for President. WHAT WILL BRYAN DO? Can He Sleep in the Same Bed With Watson and, Sewall? 'Middle-of-thC'Road'-' Faction Liable to Bolt the Ticket. is And Another Populist Ticket'is Not at All an Impossibility/ j^*"" M iioiiDjf'i'il'Vi-t .. ••'•'• ; /i •' PROTECT YOUR EYES. The Hirchberg Optical Co. Tlie well-known Specialists of New York Have appointed D. A. H.VUK us agent lot their celebrated Spectacles and By Glosses, every pair guaranteed, . D. A. HACK lias complete assortment and Invites all to satlsfr themsebes of tbe great superiority of these goods owt any manufactured, at the store of D. A.'UAUK, Sole agent (or togansportJnd. . • Ho Peddlers supplied. . S:. I.nni.s Mo.. July 25.—.Spi'h. 1 ot the iippusifiim oi 1 tlu> "niiiiWk 1 of.'i-lit.- i-oatl" l'ii.t-:io:i, flu.) l\>]inlisl X:iH.t.mn.l couven- riou ciuloist'il tlic iiciniiiM'lioli nC William J. Bryan, rlio Di'-!ii : ooi"H'it : noiiiincti I'oi 1 J.'i'L-si.ilL'iil. as tl:e uomluce ot the i,','- i I'™- that .potjhii'O. Tbu l)y.,>tivh. ; cl! the .Xi'tyiiislt.'ij) wis Col. S.M.; Nut-ton, of •2 for Bi-yini ;mtV:j21 for B official vote was iiii- 4.•23 p. in., and inimeill.-ilcly scene of the groatcst coui'u- j;l6b','iii''-w.hlch rhe 'uiiiddle-ot'-i he-uoad- •' :!••'• . nr.-; ;did not join. Shortly before tho nouwmitioii was iuinotiik-ed it was rumored tlitu Chair- iiuiii.AHou bad a telegram iri !iis pfts?- usslo'ii' Croon Mr. Bi-ya-u lu. which that geatleman gave it as Ms ultimatum that .under tile cfrc-umstauces lie could not tj-peept Hio nomination, as lit had been.'jiiontlna ted on a Democratic platform/and unless bis> nruniug mate was included in lie Indorsement by the Pop-, ulistcj, he could not be their nominee. Ch'tiir.iriu.n Alien srild -rtiere was uo sucli ju-liis posseii5iou,.aa(l #aid tliat he .had.AiudM'stood that such ti ncticlous •messagii • was to be spmug on the convention to prevent -the .iiomiuatiou of Bryau.Tlie •'lukidto-of-the-road.ijrs" from Texas clamored for tlie ivadiug oi' the tclegraun, but the official vote as cast was. aunouucud, aud the convention broke into a wildly enthusiastic mob o£ cheoi'iii'g, shouting Bryariites, 5n which the Texanis did i:ot Join, .TIM! -at 4:45- t.he convention wu<s adjounrnod sine die, having been iu session four days aud as ma.uiy nights almost. \ It became evident envly in Jlur session, ns the roM call o£ the suites proceeded that the nomination erf Bryan was •sure, ami Me "inididle-pf-the-i'oaders" who have manic such a gallant fight against it began to hedge. They said they were willing to nominate Bryan' 1C he would accept tlie nomination on the Populistie platform, and not unless.' .The names of Ignatius Donnelly aud General Coxey were also placed before the convention, but bo-Hi refused to permit their -nniuee to be used, and the nomuuitlora were withdrawn, fiugeno V. Debs was also named by. llie Missouri delegation-, but lie-also declined to staitd. Those Popuillists who.ai-c straight: ont, aad vdio hiiveifouglrt for a straight- out Populist ticket, though Imclly dc- ifeated in the coiYveutlon are not Whipped to the end. The are-.-openly- opposed to the ticket as It stanjjs. ,. • . for president nt tlie hands of the convention. In view, therefore, of the action of!the convention in'refusing to nominate Suwnll, it will necessitate the iiom- •inatiou of some other man for the presidency, ..-.-'•• ')•• : Uefoi 1 '.- the convention adjourned the • purport of the message from Mr. Bryan becanm Known mjiong-the leiiders. Gov. 'S.tone, of Missouri;-Geii. J. H. Weaver, -nhcl Mr, Patterson, of Colorado, held a conference, but without result. Sub- Fe«|ucml5 Gov. Stone said he did not believe ilr. Bryan's name would be presented to the convention. He could rot, he said, possibly see how Mr. Bryan could ovt-n consider 11 nomination after the. notion of the convention in nominating Mr. Watson for'viee-presirleiit. The lenders of the populists are nil at sea, but among those wjio'liave been eon- tending- for Sc;wnll*-s nomination tlio . telepfriurj brings n ray of lnj]in. for they ! believe it will force'the convention to reconsider its action' "siml indorse the Ktraigh't democratic ticiu't. Thei-e ap- Ijfi.i-s, however, to be no probability of I this being- done. MHJ- >')ii«fl IJdnnc'lly or llidts. It id the guii<;ral.:-improssion tliat eitJicr Ignatius UojpjoJJy or F.nijonf: V. Dubs will be n'oniinated,- should Mr. JJryan stand by. his'.division not to nc- ri:pt the nomination, r.herc is also some tail; about S.' F. Norton, of Chiwiyo, but tow of the delegates'iippear to bo (satisfied with thesp • ca.ndidalos, and there is .1 g-oorl di>a] bf.t.alk of running in nn unnamed man. and miners of their claims, and wo de mand leg-Lilntlon by congress which wil enforce the exception ot mineral land grants after as well as before patent. "15. We demand that bona (Me settler* on nil public. lands'be granted free homes 'a« provided In the national homestead law and that no exception be made in the case of Indian reservations when opened for settlement, and that all lands not now patented conic under this demand. Ulrcct I.i-Ki.lilt Ion. "1C. We favor a system of rjlrect IcKfetn- tlon through the Initiative and referendum, under proper constitutional safeguards. Uwneral Propositions. "17. We demand the election of president. vice president und United States senator* ry a direct vote of the people. "IS. We lender to iho patriotic people of Cuba our deepest sympathy in their heroic sti'USftle for political freedom and Independence-, and we believe the time ha- come when tho United States, tlie^reat republic of the world,,'should recognize that Cuba Is and of rij-hi ought to be u free and independent state. "Hi. We favor home rule In the territories and the District of Columbia and the early admission of. the territories us T.JIK 1'I.ATKolllM. Pucliiriillon of Principle* Adopted by the i'l'ople'H Flirty'C'mive'nc'on. Tho full text of tiie platform aa adopted , "The people's party, :i«seinbk-d :n national convention. )-ealllrtns its allegiance lo tlie principles declared by the foi.-nderi of the republic and also to the t'lindamental principles of just yoveniment as enunciated In the platform of the- party in JSffi. \Ve recognize that throus"h the connivance 3f the present and .prct'ifdinjr administrations the country has. reached a crisis In Its national life, as predicted In our d«» luratlon four years ago, and that prompt and patriotic action 13 the supreme duty of the hour. ' We realize that while we' have political Independence, our financial and. Industrial Independence Is yet to be attained by restoring to our country thi- constitutional control and exercise of functions necessary to a people's yoverr.ment, which funcLlons have been basei.v surrendered by our public servants to corporate monopolies. The influence of Ku- ropean money-changers has been more patent in shaping- legislation thun the voice; of the American .people. Executive- power ' and patronage have .been used to corrupt our legislatures and defeat the will tit the people, and plutocracy has thereby been enthroned upon the ruing of democracy.. To restore the government Intended by- the fathers, and for. the welfare and prosperity of this and future generations, we i demand the establishment oi on economic and financial system which shall makd- us masters of .our own affairs and IndeiiK.'.Jent ot European control, ty the adoption of.fthe following declaration of principles: • .-.-.Tho Financial Plunks. '"1. We demand a national money, safe and 'Hound,' issued by the Keneral government- only, without the Intervention of banks 6f Issue, to be'a full legal-tender for n'l d>bt»,-public and private, a Just, equitable-and efficient means of distribution direct to- th* -people wnd through the lawfu fliabui-semonts of the government. . '3. -We-demand the free and unrestrlctet co.'nag* of silver and-gold at the presen let'ul- ratio of sixteen to,one, without wait- "20. AU public salaries should be mn.de to con-cHponu to the price of hibor and its products. "21. In times of ETO.-U industrial depres- s'on Idle labor s.'totilil be employed on public \voi'l(S ris fur as pi-acl ii^.-iblp. "22. The nvliltrsry I^OIHSU of the courts li: a^s'.iniint: to iii.pr;s,.ji v'j'ii/.iriis for fndf- reel cuMloinpL nr.d ru!-:i:-.' Olc-ni by injunction shouIO be prevented by proper legislation. "2y. \Ve f:n'or just pensions for our'dls- aiiled union soldiers. ".-I. i.iellovlni.- i.ha 1 . the c-lecilvo franchise und an uniL-amnn-leri ballot ,-irr- osspr.rlal LO po^'crnir.!.'!!! uf, for and by th<; ix-opli-, the pi;u|)lp's "i-.rty condemn the wholesale system nf dlKt'ranchlM'mi'nt ,-idoptod in 'rii'niocr.'iUc, uiu) we doula're it to bi- the duty ol 1 tile several stale k-^lslaturos to wl:» such nciion as will sn-curo n full, free iMid fair l«iliol nnd an honest count. "25. While the for'-frulns proposition? i-rnsrltutu the platfoi-m upon which our ;.>,iriy sl.-inds, a;id .for thu vlndioatlon of wliich its or>*nn!~;itlon \vill be maintjiineil. v.-c- r-vtco^n.'ze th.'d.thf? ^-re/j I and prespln:; it-t'-j" of the pending i-ainpaisn upon which :hi- pn-sr-n: prosklentinl ^lection will turn !s I lie .'In.troi.-il f(iie.<ffo. r i, anil upon this sreiu nnd specifiCjissuo botwoi-n the ]>ar:I(^ w cordially ^Itivitr- tin- aid and c-o- 1 .aperntlon of oil Srsaniz;U;'o:is :tnd clti- ;-.i !^s .-li.-.roelnj,' wli.li vis upon this vital question." -.'• Minority Hi'pnrf. Thc-ve was ^ - ory little applause ^ivcn to any ,o) T i!i'* v^riois doclai'aiior.s of the phufqrm. Tin- or.*- In favor of reco^nizinpr. Cul*^^ indept'-nu'i.-rice was most apprecl- a^c-l, -ni-t! j'lft^-r it. In point of popularity, cHine j.!-.e one In favor of "Initlmlve and A Ny.inorUy report was ijresented which embfiflkri :ill of the' points relative to in- cnni<- ;ux,. 'llrect k-Rlslation, ttc.. with the addition of a niank against irredeemable mor.t-y. It uoneludeo'iO.-*.follows: "\\'e Jn- viti- the cocperatlor. ofCall men in :his nation who ilesln- U;e\ncpomplishmcnt of p,ii-(? proverr.iui-iH, eco'uonijc.-illy adminls- terf d, and we Lhei-efore believe it lo !>e the supreme (Jury of this convention to adopt a platform of Its own and nominate a .ticket of Its own." Mr. J. S. Coxey, of Ohio, read other propo sltious to he at'.Jed to the p>itform. ninon. tJiem beliiK thetfe: non-iiiterest-bearin -bonds, irood roads: extension of suffrage t< •womisivaKd the o>vnershl;> and control b; the govei-nment o^ every Industry necea sury to the wellare of the community. I'liitrori)!^ Adojic*Hl. The question was then put and the plat form reported by the majority c'f the com mlttee was agreed to and all. the amend mcnts were laid on the ta'ble. After the roll of states had bec.n enterei upon the convention recoi.sldered Its de termination not to take u recess und a <;33 adjourned to meet agraln at six p. m. rr,ujoriL> ui inc aen'sation irom lAwa, asserted -.hat the gentleman who ha.d just sjioken represented "a vast mlnorltj-" ot the delegation and did not represent Iowa, which bad no candidate to present. Mr. W. A. Harris, of Kansas, seconded th« nomination of Mr. Sewall, but Judge Prank "Poster, of Kansas delegation, rose in hi* seat und speaking for a portion of the delegation, expressed their dissent and seconded the nomination of Watson, Kentucky yielded to Capt. Burnam, of Tennessee, who nominated,A. L. Jllms, of Tennessee. Illinois, which by request had been passed earlier In the evening, through Mr. G. M. Miller seconded the nomination of Mr. Mlms, of Tennessee, but a delegate from tbe Sixth Illinois district challeng-ed the right of Mr. liillcr to speak for hi* district Muluu GOVH Jtuuk on KcwulL DECLARATION OF PRINCIPLES. 'What Hie Populists Say They 'Want, As Expressed In the .Platform" ; Et. Louis, July 85. — The national convention of the people's- party remained in .session until after midnight. At the conclusion of many speeches naming cnndidates nomination for the tbe roll vice-presidential was culled, and Thomas vl!l Wutson,_of Georgia, .was npuiinatetlon the first ballot, the nomination- fong afterwards made nnanK ....... , r the consent of;forcl»rn nations. 3. We demand trie-volume ot circulating medium tie speedily Increased to an amoun nufHcl^nt to meet the demands of the busi- n«'ss and popuJa.lion and to restore, the Jus It-vel of prices of labor and production. "4 Wo denounce • thd .sale of bonds and t.'ie Increase of -the public Interest-bearing debt-made ,by^ the,present administration as unnecessary and without authority of luw ami demand that: no more bonds bo Issued except by speoiilc. act of congress. "5 We demand sudv.leprlslatlon as wll prevent the .demonetlzalloi! ot the lawfu money of the. .United States by pri\ ate con- T "t.-'v>'c demand,that'.'tiio government. In payment o£ Its obligations shall' use Its option as to tho.klnd'o.f lawful money In which they .are to', be paid, and we denounce the present and-preceding administrations for surrendering this.option to the holder* of government obligation**... : '•'i We demand a graduated Income tax to tlio end that aggregated wealth shall bear Its just proportion of-taxatlon, and we regard the recent ddclslon.of the supreme court rein tlvo to,, the Income tax law as a misinterpretation o'f 'the. "constitution and an invasion, of -the..rightful powers of congress, over.;the[-subject of taxation. "8. We demand that postal savings banks be establlshe'l'.by'thelgo.yernmcnt for the safe deposit of tlio savings of the j.eoplo and to lacllftate exchange. Trunnporttttlun. "9 Transportation telhs..a means of exchange ond "a public'necessity, the government should, own,.and. operate the rail- roads'In the Interest, of the people and on a nonpartlsan basis;.' -to-^the end that all may be accordod-'the; same treatment In transportation, and' t hut the tyranny and political power now exercised by the great railroad corporations whlcb'-rc-sult in tha Impairment, If'not the destruction, ol'thj political rights 'arid personal liberties of the citizen may :be.'destroyed. Such ownership Is to be accomplished gradually In a manner consistent.with sound publlcpol- •'• lis was me rjesuit'oi a ast the votninatibn of Arthur 'feli'jVIai&e, the democratic ncoi- ftiib same office, Contra'ry to all ...The Interest. ,o£- the 1 United States In the public highways built wkh public moneys and the proceeds of extensive grants of. .land'. to> thc-'Faciilo railroads, should never be alienated, mortgaged or sold, but guarded'and protected for the general welll'are as provided by tho laws organizing such railroads. The foreclosure of existing Hens of the United States on Ihosi roads should at once follow default In )3e payment thereof by the debtor companies; and at the foreclosure sales of said roads the government shall purchase the samo If It becomes necessary to protect Us Interests therein,.or,U they can be purchased at a reasonable price; atid the government shall operate'fiaid railroads as public highways for .the benellt of the whol'Vi people and not In the Interest of the few 'under aultableiprovlsiona for protection; of life and property, giving to all transportation ' Interest* equal privileges and enual rates'for./area and frelg-hta. "Ui We denounce the present Infamous schemes for refundinffrthoHe-debtfl.and demand that the law#Txr«r-iyppllcable thereto be executed and adnjmlstered according to their Interest and anfrlt.' •:-,!' • . 1 !"12.'The telegrapn, llko the post office '•ystem, bolnga necessity for .the transmission of news; should b« owned and operated, by -the go-/trata<tatj-ln the interest ot the people. ';••'• '••;""'• " r ,' ,- ,-'.''.•••• -.'•Land. ' -. • "IS True pblloy'demands, that' the na- tlona'l and state i;egl8lfttloa'shall bo such aa will ultimately?enable;.every prudent and industrious .cltljjatr to secure a home, and therefore the land nh,bujd..not bo monopolized '.Tor:'. speculative- "purposes. All lands now held,,by,,-railr.oad».and other corporations Iri'. excess .of their actual needs should by. Jawful rAeans -be reclaimed by th«-Boverriment. and held for natural »et- tlen only, '/andj.irtWtB.- load monopoly, well as alien.owaefshlp, should be pro'. "-xY'^ic^''->, ' ., ,,'e condomri tl»e;,frnuds by which tfi» land-grunt Paclflo: v Tallr,oad companies have, through the, connivance of .the In. t£clor deDttrt.roant-.--rftbrjfn; •mnifin"'"" »'• , : - . . ''. .•.;--i: i: : v;..;'- . . \ • on jr'iiliffl-, 1 'Which was adopted, .placed tbe lioihination of vice-president before that of/president. ' ~. .- .. V^'i,') ' Won't Accent'."" "••.»•>.William J. Bryan, in a teleg-ram to Senator Jones, chairrnon of ^he democratic na'tib'ija-l.coiliijiittee, received l)jithe-lat- :«ij/before the.noininatiptt-jiil-'Str..^Tat-', Foh^aBnounced that unless Sewoll was .elecjfed for second plAcc On-the populist .ickrt'i-'.he would decline a nonuoatiorj [ ' "-'^' ; '' ; - : ' •' .'•••••- : . '• ' ,i»vi w-.'SiC.'.'...'^-- ' ' '• "'• >';~*~:'*' -.,:/9;/^'.;i:.'.-'::..;'. ; '; '-,' • .;•••'-. ,vx/ N''^:''J' ; 'i' : :^» '^i-'-^-^^^'^ij^^^:- •'*''.•',..'. ^.'^'•''•?:]'!''•'';' SESSION'. -Coiii'ciitloa NumlntttV!* Bryan mid Sewttll Hiitl AtljnurnH. At 0:35 p. m. the convention was called to order by Its permanent chairman, ceiiator Allen, of Xcbraska, but it was a Ions time before the call produced the desired .result Thc-n the chairman announced that u mes lage had been received from the silver fsorffcntiori.'.aiid It .'would now be read. Delegate Polllck,\of Mississippi, a member of the silver convcntlui, was intro Muced by the chairman and proceoJed to rtad the platform k'doptcd by that body There were some points.of order mad( against tbe reading, but they were prompt ly overruled by the chairman. When ho reached the conclusion, to the effect tha Mr. Bryan had bccri nominated for th« presidency, there was an outburst of ap plause, drowning the further announcement of the nomination of Sewall for the 'vice presidency, • Nominations for Vice PreHiclcnt, The call of stiUes for nominations for vice president was begun, Jlr. Baumann of Alabama, appearing as the spokesman of that delegation, nominated for vino president Representative Skinner, the pop- .ullst congressman from North Carolln, 'In the course of his remarks, the speakei said that If this convention wanted to nominate Wllllnm J..Bryan as candidate for the presidency. It would have to eliminate Arthur Sewall Irom the ticket a; vice president. Representative. Howard, cf Alabama, placed In nomination Hon. Thomas E Watson, tho late populist congressman from Georgia, who became famous, by- bringing Into publicity the alleged Inquiry o£ Judge Cobb, of Alabama: "Mr*Speak er, where am I ati':, Mr. Watson's name was received with demonstrations which fully attested his popularity, Mr. Sovereign, master workman of the Knlg-hts of Labor, seconded tho nomination of Mr. Watson on behalf of the state of Arkansas. Mr.'..Watson's nomination was also seconded by Delegate Johnson, of California. 1'enco NHnicn'Scwull. Colorado being called, yielded to Mr. Lftfe Pence, now of New York, formerly a con gressman of Colorado, who began by say- In that in order to draw the poison quickly and have It out he would say his purpose was to give some reason why the convention should nominate Mr. Arthur Sewall, o£ Maine, for vice president. This announcement was..received with considerable applause, followed by hisses. In the course of, his speech'Mr. Pence said it had been argued that by standing firm the populists could have-.half tbe patronage and appointments ea ca-blnct ministers and ambassadors. This Was met by . cries of shame." Mr. Pence continuing, said that he had seen 3C delegates to the convention whose membership in the party averaged 23 days and who now said that the convention should not Indorse Mr. Sewall. Personally. Afr. Sewflll amounted to notnnfg- to the speaker, were he to follow: his own heart he would favor the nomination of cither Mr. Skinner, or Mr.. Watsog. But iri Mr. Sewall's nomination he saw a chance of defeating Mr. JIcKInley, and this Jie would -rather see accomplished than to see cither of tho friends he had named.In the vice presidential chalrj,'. Mr. Watson's nomination was seconded by Messrs. Murphy, o^.Qeorffia, Stochwell, of Indiana, Donnelly, of Minnesota, John- i.'lof California, and others. • ,r.' Wcllcr, of Iowa, onco familiarly known, as "Calamity" Wellcr, nominated Frank' Burkltt, of Mississippi. Mr. Cal- Uou'ri. .of the .sa.mo stx.t°. in u»v.-" -* :- Delegate L. C. Eateman, of Maine, responded when his slate was called, and protested solemnly against the nomination of ilr. Seivull i'or vice president The statement that. Mr. Sewall was formerly it ^roenbacker he denounced as absolutely false. Mr.' Sewall had not one particle of sympathy with the i*_'ople's party except as to the one Ite/n of silver—which was the least arao>i£ the populist demands. Mr. SewaU had bo«n prc-sidi-nt of tlx- Maine Central railroad, and in the last year of IU» presidency lh« images of the railroad men ti thai company were cut down ti.-n per <-iu.. 1-1'c appealed to the state convention ,01 to force that bitter chalice lo .he Hpu SS UK- populists of Malm- 1-1 e closi-a with the nomination of Mann Pare, of Virginia, side-in of the Xmional Farmers' alliance, savins '.hat it was a nom'natlon ivlilch would thrill ih« pride of every south- em heart. ^rt**** When Colorado was reached, Mr. Kftter- ->on seconded ihe nomin.-iiion oi "Watson, und o'.Verca! to yii-lU the balance ot his time to Senator Stewart, of Xcvada. There were manlfestailons of dissent, and tho oi-t was raised that Senator Stewart was lot a dolcpoto. The- chair replied that Senator 3li.'\vart was n di-lt-^ate and was populist, and appealed for a hearing for ilm for the space of three minutes. Senator St-C-wart besan to speak, but ihe con- xntion was soon in a preat uproar. The ;enator thereupon declined to talk fur- hcr. T«lejrm»> from llryun. At 30:EO p. m, it was repor.Pd that a tele- ;ram I'.ad bewr. received here by senator :om-s from Mr. Bryan to the effect that •nlcss the convention nominates Mr. Sew- 11, he (l.irynn) will not be able to accept he nomination ut their hands. Wouldn't Klrtten lo \V*j»ver. The chairman, shortly before midnight, T'as Inclined to bring the speeches to a close-, but delegates with an obvious leaning tcw.-m! the Friday superstition, intcr- poscd wltli dilatory tactics, so its to throw ihe roll call into the early hours of Saturday. At this point Gen. Weaver, with an obvious knowledge of the grave Import of the tele;Tra)tis which hr<d passed between Senator Jones und Mr. I^ryan, ascended thd platform and In earnest tones stated that ihe gravity of the situation was such as to ' require that each delegation should have uii oppo;-ti;jilty ro consult. This suggestion was received with loud cries ot "No." Then Gen. Weaver (node another proposition, that one vote should be taken and then an adjournment taken until to-day. Thlsw.ai also howled down and the chairman took; a hand. He said the leaders of the party •'", had been drlveiinaway from that platform and he asked If there was f-nnug-hrpatrlot- Ism and decency in the gentlemen on, the floor and In the galleries to accord .*, respectful hearing to anyone The audience, shamed Into silence, quitted down, but the hour of midnight being now post, all further attempt at remonstrance was abandoned, Watiou Nominated. Tlie voting for vice president began at 12:05 a. m. The call of the roll was completed at 32:25. Then Mr. Burkltt, of Mil- , sissippi, took the stand to withdraw hl« name and to ask his friends to change their votes to other candidates. Srr. Mima, of Tennessee, next took the stand and asked . his friends to cast their votes for Watson. Then changing ot votes began, and delegates almost tumbled over one another' to change their votes to Watson, who soon. had enough to Insure a nomination, though, the whole proceedings were so Irregularly conducted that the clerks could not make a record. Finally Texas changed 103 to Watson and settled It. Watson had Ml votes at the end of. the first call.x Texas and Tennessee changed, sjivlnj? him 721 votes. Necessary for a choice, CM. Enthusiasm In tho Dark. Motion was made to suspend the rules and make Mr. Watson the unanimous iholce of the convention. As soon \0 thi* hcd been done the lights went out, Th(» threw a damper on the usual circus parade which had been all arranged for. The hall remained In almost total darkness, except for candles which the reporters, supplied. Tha band struck up and the scrseant-at- wms Implored the great audience not to be stampeded. A horrible cm rose out of tho darkness. As a procession of men ca rrylns candle dips entered the hall shouts and yells were Increased. AC Sixteen to Ouc. At 16 minutes to one o'clock the electric lights Rave out a feeble Kll.iimcr again which slowly Increased untl! faces were dimly visible. Tho chair anr.mnced that Mr. Watson had been declare-1 the unanimous nominee for vice president. Then the electric lights became once more fairly brilliant and the candles were blown out. Gen. Weaver apaln tried to Bet the convention to adjourn, but was cried down. Tha chairman announced that the next order of business was the selection of a national 1 committee. The convention refused to accept that and the chair retorted: "That'» your order of business anyhow." He put he motion to adjourn and. declared It carried, and at 12.-50 a. m., the convention, ftd- lourned until nine o'clock this morning. [ThoiTiHS 3D. Watson, of Thomson, vj*., was born In Columbia county, Ga;, September E, 1S56. He received a common school education, and was then sent to Mercer university. Macon. Ga, At the end of the- sophomore year he left colle(r« for lack of lunds and taught school two years. H« read law for a few weeks under Judge W» 14. McLaws, of Augrusta, Ga., and was admitted to the bar, commencing the proctlco of the profession at Thomson, Go., his old home, In November, JS7C. fle was & member of the Georgia legislature in 188283: was democratic elector for the etato at large In 1SS5. Besides the practice of law le has been and still Is largely interested n fanning. He was elected to the Fifty- second congress as a democrat, receiving votes, against 597 votes for Anthony E. Williams, republican Mr. Watsoa served but one term In congress, being succeeded in the Fifty-third by James C. C Black, who was elected as a democrat, ecelvlni? 17,773 against 12,333 votes received iy Mr, Watson, who ran us tho candidate ot' the people's party. Mr. Watson else ran as a populist candidate f-jr the Fifty-fourth congress from the same district, but was again defeated by Mr. Black. Watson's unique personality made him a. 'onsplcuous figure In the house of repre- entiitlvcs. He was a llery debater, and cole part In numerous hot parliamentary Kilts In personal appearance, Watson is hin and angular, with a clean-shaven faca C Intellectual east, and n. thick head of uburn hair.]- -...„ .

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