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*s. ! BOtCft BOOM WELL STARTED, , Plneed fit Koftiitifttlon- al the :fHE DELEGTES GET ORDERS Vhey Must Fight at Chicago for a 16 to i Platform. ! BEYOND THE CONTROL OF B0.1ES He Wonted a Declaration in Favor of the Parity of the Metals. SECOND SESSION WAS LIVELY At Times the Convention Was Beyond the Con- trot bl the Chatrman*-Speaker£ Answered by I)elcgntes»-Mignlflcent Demonstration ol Boles' Popularity. , 'tloftal platfdrfft 6f 1892; 6o«dtti8filng the ;*»nd6Fs«Hent with the, statement thai the; admlfllstfcltldiLJtdd.hot iiVfed tlft W 'till blatforfh its adopted then, Afte? •A protracted fight, the plaflk WaS iBtnehd^d, and the present platform con* talns.HO allusion to that ol 1882. The hekt ahd longest fight Was on the>'piahk suggesting that if 16 to 1 should ih a reasonable* time prove to be not the correct ratio To maitltalH A par* ity, congress- should ^change It. The fight' -^as 6^ef the «>bfd "partly." Some r^t*' $> 1^' fer. $w Dclcgates-nt-Larae. Horace Bole*... .Waterloo 8. B. Evans ...i.i.. ..........Ottumwn Will A. Wells .....Alton L. T. denting • .....Hastings Dubuque, May 20.—The democracy of ' Iowa today passed under the management of the free sliver wing. Horace BOles was nominated for president; a tree sliver platform, thourh not exactly What Mr. Boles wanted, was adopted; four new members of the state committee were elected, giving silver just a major!& of members, .and the gonven- : tlon nam-ed and instructed a silver oe.e- wttlcwi to the national convention, after ' the most turbulent session ever held by a state convention in the memory of the present generation of convention goers. The convention was a fight' from first to last. The afternoon session transacted about an hour and a half's business in four hours; the rest of the time was devoted to disorder. The^conven- Uon was a large part of the time beyond the control of the chair. It was an afternoon of fighting; of attempts by the radical silver element to prevent the sound money men from even having a Shearing of their case. The sound money men were as determined as were their opponents; they Insisted on making their hopeless fight in the most ' courageous and earnest manner; they protested at every point, and at least made a record that tells the story of an earnest opposition to free silver . Sam S. Wright was allowed to make his speedh as temporary chairman in the forenoon, and after It was all over; everybody was glad the silver men had allowed it. Judge Carr of Manchester 'as permanent chairman, responded .with, * an expression that gave the silver men a chance to hurrah, and in the interest of harmony everybody was glad it had) been so amicably arranged. The resolutions adopted by the convention are unde.-.^oa to be a disappointment to Governor Boies.;He wanted the convention to make a declaration that should place the party on record as in favor of, maintaining the parity.ot, ' the two metals. Instead it refused to ' do this, and went on record for an en, tlrely different platform. 5> 'Qn:,this platform Governor Boles is -', pushed before the country as a presidential candidate. He could not control "the friends whom his own personal Influence had rallied to his support. The contest over the resolutions Is the feat- 1 u're of the convention that will be his", tpry, und that will have important po- ' Jltloal bearing. Tuesday afternoon a conference was ''• held in the governor's, rooms by a few; of his close friends, The story of it was given in The Leader of yesterday ' morning, ^ the conference the gov -' ernor drafted a plank he desired adopt- ''ed. It was designed to follow 'the de''* Duration for free homage at 16 to 1, and ^^p^yljng^this declaration wejlo * -not ignore or underestimate the 1m- PC" 1 ' jhce of the democratic doctrine '' *' th<*t the parity of coins made from the . two metals of which a double standard JB composed, sh'uld be faithfully and ' honorably maintained, And while we > 4>e}i?ve a ratio that has been subsjan- / ,,u..y continued for threc-fowths bf a f „ v(??n.cury, in the most prpsperpus period. * <if our coumry'a history, will prove '< 4-nuaJly efficient and equally satisfa*. '"-•• If w? adopt It now, st}U «, wh>n ,.„,,»• a'na gojd are restP'red to absolute *«' ffluaiHy befpre the Jaw, with equal -;r.8-J)ts in ths mints of the natisn anu i?a , 5 rapjiey, pf flnal redemption, reasonable ..'jpyyeKenpa shall 4einonstpate that par* •'Jty\«|t the ratio afprasaid, cannpt hf> f >-\A$ fo\fa* tp'^14 by every means >vlthln • 4t? ngwer i» the establishment'of a new is|'a^a;>4nst' to all classes of pur citizens .t^ifte, J&y wh.ch i?uch parlt/ shaji be '"maintained.' 1 , r Poles could n_ot hut Iws ?, cpnyentjcm to adopt this, ilpl\, an$ was agreed, to hy itlwate-fr|en4s' when" the m resolutions, met yester' •presented fey M) *.i t.. t „! — j. * r t)f thfe eflVef ttiett, Under the leadership of Bolter, argued that if, by any means, doubt could be construed into the plat' fofrtn it would rob it of its foWe. "We Jttusi stand by 16 to 1|" he said, "i-e- g-ardless of any possible cdnseciUehces." 1*he argument oh the word "parity" continued ovet 1 twp hours. Mr. Read of Des Moines preferred a. plahk statlrig no ratio, and with no Reference to par* ityi but finally conceded the majority, resolution, in order to get at ail agreement. ...'•;•. ,.•--' The state committee has gone Into the control of : the silver meni Four districts elected members today. In the Third F. M. Carr of Manchester, free sliver, succeeds Robert Odea, sound money. In the Eight B. W. Curry of Leon, free silver, Is re-elected. In the 'Tenth F. M. Healy of Fort Dodge, free silver, succeeds John McCarthy, sound money. In the Eleventh T. B, String- fleld, free silver, _'of Sheldoiji 'BuCc.e£dd T. D. Higgs of, Storm I>ake, sound money. This, with Messrs. Walsh of the Sixth and McQulre of the Ninth, gives, the free silver men six of the eleven, members of the committee. Walsh Will Be Honored. ; J. J. Richardson will be defeated for national commltteeman. This is certain. The silver, men almost unani- mously'are against? him, ^and membersi of the Chicago delegation tonight declared that' they ".would vote against him, and to put C. A. Walsh In his Stead. There Is no doubt this will be : done. , J The delegation to the national con-i ventlon met and perfected a temporary! organization this evening, electing S. B. Eva,ns chairman and C. A. Walsh secretary. They will meet in Dea Moines In the near future and perfect a permanent organization. , Mr. Richardson told the committee he had arranged for their rooms at the Planter's,' which they could use, If they desired toj accept the option. . Governor .Boies left for home soon; after the convention adjourned. He •had suffered with a headache all day,, •and was reported to be quite sick when, he left town. .The Con ventlon Open>. . ] At 10:45 the convention was rapped to] order by Chairman Ranck of the state, committee, who Introduced Rev. W, D.I Benton to offer prayer. It was a beau-J tlful appeal for the guidance of the convention. Ait its conclusion Mr.'Ranck announced the temporary officers as fol-. lows: Chairman,-Sam S. Wright of Tlpton;' reading secretary, Senator T.. G. Harper of Burlington; recording secretary, S. F, McConnell of Bloomfleld; assistant secretaries, G. E. Ferguson; .of Logan and F. F. Hall .of Clinton. ; ' There was a great silence as , the. speaker's name was mentioned. An impression prevailed 'among many that; even the truce d'eclared \ast night on : the temporary chairmanship might be overthrown and the sllv'er-men-might yet take matters In their own hands and elect-a more satisfactory chairman. Chairman Ranck's solid, jaw had a fixed appearance, . and Mr. Wright looked determined, but a trifle pale, as he came forward. Mr. Ranck said; < "Gentlemen of the Convention: I pfe-j sent to you Mr. S. S. Wright, who hasi been named by the state central committee aa,your prsniding officer. Gen-, tlsmen, your chairman, Mr. Wright." j There was a burst of applause, In; which the silver men failed to take any: part. Mr. Wright looked over the con-! Ventlon while the applause was going on, and then launched Into his speech.'. The silver men, determined to be as c'old and polite as they knew how, be-, gan to melt a trifle as the discussion progressed, and by the time the flnan-' clal section was reached the conven-i tlon was In a fairly friendly frame of. mind. I Mr. Wright spoke well, and made withal an excellent address, The silver' men did not at any time thaw out enough to give him cordial treatment,' but he was subjected ,to no positive 1J1^ treatment. ' , ; As soon as finance was mentioned the 'nail be came silent. At the end of the first ringing period of sound money j sentiment the sound money men broke; ,nto wild applause. At the second they howled 'and clapped their hands and. stamped their feet for a good half inin-; ute, and when the speaker started out. to climb yp the ladder of his next climax, while the sound money men were holding their breath to break out again, the silver men began to groan and Interrupt, One old man from the First district stood up and, shouted, an interrupting sentence at the speaker. The speaker talked louder and louder to drown'tha Interruption, The first district ,man was persistent and had good lungs. It was a v(*eal duel. Then the sound monuy men came to the speakers, rescue and shouted applause till the man from J^ee pounty sat down. After that there was no further attempt at Interruption except when some of the Third district', delegates, who sat on' the platform b«-, hlp4 the speaker, sought to check him with 'groans and derisive questions. But' the Interruptlono amounted to nothing. Boles Hen Br««K Mose, • It was when the speaker pajne tp h,1Pi Ijt-me tribute, to seoatoj 1 AlUsen that tb 1 * B,pies jnen. bf0¥s loose. 'After' ft twcas-r spins portion ipp any 'can,; - ** White the PfPiCUe • a' ojft^^f- § p.ojt" ,_„ the Billet «te« fehrtte Cheated the frame 6f " jtlii the window's rallied, and the flaa having ahd general din was repeated tofi a gWfttet Icrfle t«a« Weftifei PrPht this'oh It was the same thing for ten fHiftHteS. At tv6f $ posiibig bppoHuhlty the sllvef men would break loose, and the speaker had little chance. • Every lime he made a hew polht it Was driven home by another demon- Btfatloht it Was a scene such as has seldom been seen in a convention In Iowa, or any place else. After Ihe crowd had tired itself out the speech was concluded in short order, ahd a general btirst of applause cahie at the flhis. (Mr. Wright's speech is printed in full on page 4.) On the whole Mr. Wright had come- aS hear to carrying the silver cause as any sound money man could possibly have done. the Committees Named, At the conclusion of the Speech formal business Was taken Up. J. J. Shea moved for the call of districts for the announcement of the committees. The motion prevailed and the result was as follows: -. CREDENTIALS. First district—W. A. Duckworth, Van Buren county. Second-*W. I. Hays, Clinton. £il£i—Jajnss MpCann, DubUgue. __ Fourth—J, J. Kleron, Fayette. j Fifth—R. J. Williamson, Grundy. i Sixth—N. D. Porter of Wabasha, : Seventh—J. P. O'Malley, Dallas. Eighth—M. L. Bevls, Rlnggold. " Ninth—W. C. Campbell, Shelby. Tenth—D. A. Ray. Eleventh—Lon F. Capln, Sioux. i PERMANENT ORGANIZATION. 1 First—A. R. Miller, Washington. Second—Judge J. M. Wade, Johnson. Third—William Flynn, Delaware. Fourth—Douglas Deremore,. Allamakee. Fifth—G. E. Bishop, Jones. 1 Sixth—L. S. Kennlngton, Jasper. 1 Seventh—Editor Gosshorn, Madison. • Eighth—James Steele, Page. Ninth—Frank Wilson, Adair. Tenth—C. L. Lund, Kossuth. . Eleventh—James Hughes, Plymouth. ! RESOLUTIONS. '• First—W. W. Baldwin, Des Moines. Second—Judge Nath'ani-el French, Scott. Third—J. S. Murphy, Dubuque. Fourth—P. H. Kelley, Floyd. . , Fifth—J. R. Caldwell, Tama, Sixth—J. C. Wllliama, Mahaska. Seventh—William L. Read, Polk. Eighth—F. M. Estes, Fremont. : Ninth—Lemuel R. Bolter, Harrison. , Tenth—J. F. Dalton, Calhoun. Eleventh—Charles E. Whitney, nona. VICE-PRESIDENTS. . ... First—J. B. Johnson, Loul'sa. ....... Second—J. J. Dunn, Jackson. Third—Judge J. W. Porter, Hardln. Fourth—D. A. Lyon, Howard. Flfth—J. J. Stoffer, Lyon. Sixth—W. H. Taylor, Davis. , x Seventh—Parley Sheldon, Story, v Eighth—Dr. A. J. Saltz, Adams. • Ninth—A. Gardner. ' Eleventh—George E. Bender, Clay. ; ASSISTANT SECRETARIES. First—C. E. Stanford, Van Buren. Second—T. W. Hall, Clinton. i Third—W. F. Miller. Buchanan. .,, Fourth—O. M. Smith, Feyette. Fifth—C. H, Monger, Jones. Sixth—Richard Burke, What Cheer. . Seventh—J. .M. Amos, Marion. Eighth—J. W. Rinesart, Appanoose. . Ninth—G. E. Furg-eson; Harrison. Tenth—E. M. Wilson. Eleventh—David Cloud, Osceola. STATE CENTRAL COMMITTEE. Third—E, M. Carr of Manchester to succeed Robert Odea. Eighth—E. W. Curry, of Leon, reelected. Tenth—F. M. Healy of Ft. Dodge to eucced John McCarthy, of Jefferson. Eleventh—T. B. Strlngfleld to succeed T. D. Higgs. DISTRICT DELEGATES. Plrst—w, R. Wherry, Van Buren and W. H. Stackhouse, Des Moines. Second—Max Meyer, Johnson; T. M.j Gobble, Clinton. _ i Third—J. S. Murphy, Dubuque; D. C., Wilklns, Wright. i Fourth—T. M. Donovan, Chlckasaw;' F. D. Bayless, Clayton. Fifth—Theodore F. Wadford, Marshall; J. M. Terry, Linn. Sixth—W. A. Mclntlre, Wapello; Henry C. Taylor, Davis. Seventh—M, H. King, Polk; J. S. Cunningham, Marlon. • Eighth—S. A. Brewster, Union; Chas. .Thomas, Taylor. Ninth—W. H. Ware, Pottawattamie; F. D. Allen, Audubon. . Tenth—R. F. Jordan, Boone; C. C. .Colclo, Carroll, Eleventh—T. P. Murphy, Woodbury; ; Charles Soyster, Plymouth, DISTRICT ALTERNATE DELE; GATES. • First—Ed Lyman, Louisa; H, M. .Elcher, Washington, _ ' Second—B. T. Murphy, Iowa; W. L, ; Clark, Scott. Third—C. M. Green, Butler; A, M. .Fortner, Bremer. . Fourth—J. P. Blaise, Cerro Gordo; J. '•K. Kleron, Fayette. '. Fifth—A, a. Allen, Benton; R, P. Flta- Tama. last was v^^P^^**^*"* S^ss^Av^afiSK': we "Mr. Chairman 6tn cheef gentlemen: ,<UA v . • Almost un We are tSiiediB our iov in this occasion, we are &4 following the advice of the immortal LlncoWoTut our ear close to the ground Llncolfl-to put and listea to the voice of the People. A year ago at Mafshalltowft it was 1*«™ It woufd be long before aaothet state convention would le run by the office holdefs That is vindicated for 1896. When *e declared itt 1892 that we Wflhted J«e and nfalitnited coinage of silver we Meant It. To those men who in the co . nve ^ 1 PH. rt ° f 0 « year ago said we were the obscure birds of we are democrats i and will of the convenliofi! . *ouU be impossible for Hie' to P« express the gratification | feel at ineet- ln& you here today, and under these circumstances. When the battle of this yearTegln I entered it with a single *iiifnnA£ So far as 1 took part In it, Thad the single -desire that the Basses of the democratic party should be heard In this convention, i believed as 1 [ ftow believe that on many occasions ana m hiany conventions In this state ahdlh bthets, the voice of the people has been Stifled. (Applause.) f . "So far as 1 Was concerned, -I Wa| (determined that the democracy df •houtd steak iruthis convention lows Atom tne most *>«»"><» gan? ine^Mf 61 th^^mrtiiltfee' ffonl the Ninth, ebJedtM to the paH'of jstoe Blaftk Which By, Iftfe^nce prey we say that we are democrats i so out of this convention democrats and we are tired of the idea of some of onr opponents that it is the mission of the democratic party to be eternally cnnnonizlng a beer keg. (Great applause.) I am a democrat. (A yoice- I doubt It.) Yes, and you gentlemen who but yesterday were threatening t- bolt are in no position to doubt out democracy. A year ago I was at Marshalltown and took my medicine Ilk? a little man. Gentlemen, If you ai-i democrats now, as you, then appeals-* to us to be, let us see you do as we difi then and stand by the ticket.' Mr Healy was constantly Interrupted; but he had prompt and pointed retorti for all and kept the silver men howlluij with unalloyed happiness while li< SP He e denounced the administration anc! its representatives in Iowa to the entirt satisfaction of the white metal men. The Contested Delegations. When he was done the report of th« committee on credentials was presenter 'by the secretary. It reported even county fully represented. . ; In the Blackhawk county contest th« Boies delegation was declared by tin majority report to be regular. A ml- .nority favored the other delegation, Great applause greeted the announce. iment of the majority report. The mi- "orlty report was by Walter I Hayes and W. A. Duckworth of the \an T^Voodbury delegation was also seated. The report was adopted with o Br The S ch 0 airannou S nced that the resolution committee was not ready to re- lows Am ne mos > ; efccept When ho was interrupted with It they have done so, plaufc2.> >. -utfe , and I believe that this Is the safety, the tldffat te&isiatiofi. if wtefi m „, nitfjt -Be ..neeessaty. And ft 3. thafegfcbfto* teterAttotltt toV tfltft'ttoHnet power t6 eoinpel Jng-'ot-testimony bftdef oath fcj interested of qtherwi|e, aftd thl tioh bf all bffdks aftd papeis his judgment are necessary t6 „ committed to his Sate;. "The delegates at large $** delegates appointed by this „ to represent the\ stAte ih the convettUoA to be thfe fth day 0 f| democratic Chleago f ije 1896, are hereby ih&tfucted to vtfi unit as the Wajoftty tjesfrnt shali'd on all 4uist|oft4 corniflg tloti-al ' cdhv>n-tion for Vote Of its deJetaWTsroiM' all auestkrhs /elating to the port. ried. A motion to elect delegates car- Mo- <mm KttO.waM' a* to, a v ¥A{e. $*'?,'• teas- Sixth—George E. Taylor, Mahaska; J, H, Tucker, poweshiek, • Seventh—E. T, Likes, Polk; G. F. Linnaker, Madison, Eighth—W. T, Davis, Fremont; Jas. Steele, Page, jvjlnth— li, P, Morriesey, Snelby; G. E, Fergu-son, Harrison. ; Tenth-r-j. M, Mulvaney, Palo Alto; S, •B. Bullock, Crawford. Eleventh—James Palton, Cherokee; George M. Smith, Plymouth, / The Eignth district caucus Instructed for Charles A. Walsh for national COTO- .•tf&ifrUF ; ;wfeji , , The Tenth district caucus instructed for Boies, free' coinage at 16 to 1, and C. A. Walsh for national cornmitteeman, There was a lively row In the Fourth district >caucus. The silver and gold men both claimed the district, but Secretary Walsh figures were vindicated by the .result. The silver- .men carried the district by a vote of 05 2-7 to S3 5:7- Tha silver slate went through* 4s soon as the committees were all announced their meeting places were Plated and at n o'plopk the convention adjourned to a p, m- 'T&s AUfruoen Work, ', At gi?o, the convention wap again called to-oraw an4 the reB9rt of the eaUe4"fpr, It a Boles Is Elected. J. J. Shea moved amid a shout of applause that Horace Boies be elected aa C Tt ! carrfed 0 Vy^ greaTsiioui of ryes, the chair declaring it carried unanimously which caused considerable hissing frora <<ome of the sound money men. Then Col. C. H. Mackey of Sigourney placed Col. S. B. Evans of Ottumwa in nomination as one of the veterans ol democracy and the cause of sliver H insisted on making a speech which th ronventlon refused to hear, and tneit was more disturbance. The Ninth d.* trict seconded Evans nomination. S M Sharon of Davenport nominated Judge W. I.' Babb of Mt. Pleasant amid great applause. _ A roll call was demanded. J. J. Shea moved to have nominations at once and only. one roll call. Horace Boles Enters. just at this point Horace Boies entered the hall from the stage door. He was seen the instant he entered and th« demonstration of the day began. AS he made his way. forward through the maze of chairs and tables on the tabhi the delegates rose as one man, even threw their hats In the air and cheered as they had never cheered before. The;. 1 climbed on chairs and hurled each other They swung flags and handkerchiefs and broke the chairs on which they were tnnding. The convention simply went wild. . . , ., ,. The uproar was terrific, indescribable. When the governor came to the front of the stage he stood with a faint smile on his face and looked over the wildly cheering mass of huinonity. He held his soft hat m his left hand in front of him. Asthe cheering proceeded he raised his right hand and waved the thanks that he could not make heard, bowing at the same time to all the quarters of the hall. He waited till the; enthusiasm began to subside, but before quiet had befen restored he had retired to a seat near the chairman and the chair announced when he could make himself heard that the governor desired the convention to complete its work 'before h'e addressed it. This wiis well received. The promise of a speech later satisfied the silver men and business was resumed, The roll was then called on the choice of the second delegate-at-large, Evans and Babb being the candidates. Adair voted six for Evans and Adam's six for Babb. An Eighth district man promptly challenged the vote, saying that Adams was instructed to vote only for free silver men and measures. The challenge received no attention, and the roll call proceeded. It was the test of strength between silver and gold, but Judge Babb's personal popularity gave him many silver votes. So that it was not the test that had been expected. As it became evident that Judge Babb would run ahead of the sound money Strength) the sound money jnen became uproariously enthusiastic. The ballot did not develop as much Bttbb strength as it pronjised at,the outset, however. It resulted: 'Evans, 040M; Babb, SJBOJ^. Evans, nomination was announced. Van Wagenen Si eiks for Wel'ui Judge A, Van Wagenen of Sioux Citj took the platform and paid a tribute to Will A. Wells of Alton, whom he named for delegate-at-large, Colonel O. H Macltey's name was presented. Judge Noble urged that as there had been on^ test vote, no more ballots be taken, This was agreed to, ar.-i the chair pul a motion to nominate Wells by acela', mation, It carried, the Mackey r shouting in chorus, ''and Mackey." A Fifth district man nominated Anthony C. Dailey of MarshaUtown. J. J, Shea named L. T. Genung of Hastings. Colonel Mackey's name was presented again. Mr. Shea declared the south/ west part of the state was entitled to one delegaterat-large; it ha.d sent mors silver delegates to the convention than any other part of the state. Ha tried to jnake a speech, and was howled down; but he got up again an<i made blm,self heard in a ple$ for Genung. > Qenung Wins. p, p, Myers Pf Pvpuq^e was named, arid the roll call began^ amidst utter epnfyslon. The chair ppui^ded for ojv <Jer. and the jtnore h? opu?ide4 the worse tfee disorder,, Aj last It was. started, Gernjn.^ tpp& the lead, and at the con* Pluslon pf the ballot mai^y changes were m&de^ -tersely tp, Qen,u.ng. &Bpk.uJ? opujjty a£ Jait withdrew J5a.ak.ey, aha then. jn,p^e ohan,g?s were ma^e. geo* jfejpgj&Uy' |9l|9wA*', Myer? was the ^»n4,mj9jjejr,, jnan, g« th.e list. yh B n mM'$:xMt.m..viMnstf%m t; • ipffi^sv '.I,' only "safety, of any party. When I meet such a convention as this, Whose delegates have been selected " have the delegates of this gathering, it is with feelings of gratification, such as I can not express. I want you to know that ?n Iowa the strength of the democracy Ifes with the mass of the people. I want the masses of the democratic party now to take its destinies in their own hands. fApplause.) I assure you that if they do it Will march on to a great and excuse me trfm speaking at more length. I have said all I desire to say. A thousand times I thank the masses of the democratic party, for the interest they have taken In this contest." Selecting Alternates. The governor retired amid more op- plause and the convention resumed Its work. S. H. Bashor of Waterloo nominated for alternate-at-large Judge A. VanWagenen of Sioux City, naming him as one of the brightest men of Iowa democracy and one of the first silver men. D. H. Stubbs of Falrfleld and Anthony C. Daley of Marshalltown were nominated. Mr. Stubbs was named by viva voce vote. Mr. Daley's nom.- natlon was put., and carried. M. F. Healy of Fort Dodge was named, so was Colonel Mackey. There were, cries of; "Healy" and Mackey. The chair put the motion for Mackey and it carried. The committee on resolutions was announced. The majority report was presented by W. L. Read of Des Moines, the chair annpjiacins.tliatJju.4Ee Freaeb PI '.Davenport would follow with a minority report. The minority Report. The majority report read as follows: "The democracy of Iowa in state convention assembled hereby reaffirms Its allegiance to the time-honored democratic doctrine of bimetallism, to the use of both gold and silver as primary money and the coinage of both at a ratio of 16 to 1, without charge or limit.- It is the judgment-of this convention that this doctrine of the national democratic party; if fairly and honestly ob- eerved, requires lha constant effort of every local democrat to accomplish the repeal of all laws heretofore enacted through the Instrumentality of the republican party, which do in letter and spirit alike discriminate against silver and in favor of -.gold, and the substitution therefor of affirmative legislation which shal Ir'estore silver to equal rights with gold in the mints and coinage of the country. . ' - • . "We hereby affirm as a deliberate conviction of this convention that the act of IS73, Insofar as It demonetized silver a-- -.1 established gold as the single unit of yalue, is a flagrant violation of one of j the most Important provisions of the. ronstitutlon of "the United States, a vl- 1 olatlon which every political party; pught to condemn and every good cm- Ben should assist in expunging from the' rtatates of the the republic. We there- Core favor the immediate repeal of all laws by which silver was demonetized r.nd demands its.unqualified restoration to the right of free and unlimited coinage in the mints of the nation as money of full legal tender and linal redemption at the ratio of 16 to 1. . • "We- recognize the fact that upon this nuestion the country has reached a crisis that can no longer be evaded or postponed. We know 'that the result of this conflict must be a return to the tion of a platform fof the party ajfl jTomto-atlO'tt of candidates for pte find vice president, ahd the deli present in. said convention, If l es the wh^ie htimber be" present i which the ebate,i& ^tHled, ar« authorized to cast the full Vote off ptate in accord With these instruct! Boles (of President. "Reposing full faith and confidehej the democracy, patriotism and of Hot-ace Boies, formerly gover.... the state o>f Iowa, we hereby dedirfl Ito be the bounden duty of every pV 4n Iowa, without regard to-former j,., affiliations, to use all honorable fo e j to secure his nomination at the dsi erotic-.national'convention to be.} at Chicago, July 7.1896, for the h and responsible office of president! the-=e United States, to the end thatijL principles of Jefferson Ian democracy! preserved and promoted, and liberty a prosperity be restored to the great be of t'he American people., And that t •delegates to the national conVentl .this day elected are explicitly awfe ized to place his name In nomlnatu at the Chicago convention." - "* The Minority Report. Judge Nathaniel French of Davenp) submitted as the report of the mlnor| "Sound money is necessary to "' prosperity of the people. We there! oppose all devices for debasing thec rency whether by the further issues! government paper or the free coinagyf silver at 16 to 1. Consistent with thi" 1 principles we favor the largest andi liberal use of silver possible and.-i strict maintenance at par with.goK all the outstanding currency of the E -.-.--waw^ana the fig -was,! Of nunjg, B?5i kaavOft poieg^ • • jrioney of the constitution; or the suibsil- tion therefor for all time to come 01 a standard of values, which born of British aristocratic greed, doubles the pur- charing power of money and reduces by one-half the price of all the great ttaples of industry. In behalf at the- biling millions of this republic we WP!tome the conflict and-pledge the democratic party of Iowa to-stand by the tonstitution, to defend the right, to beat lack with all its strength every wrongful aggression of the money power of fhe old and new world alike, and to aid io the utmost limits of our ability In restoring to ourselves and our posterity the sacred h^'lace of. the, financial si^tem bequeathed to the American people by the fathers of the republic, and which was equally fair and just to all- citizens, and in this effort we cordially invite the co-operation of all good cltl- Eer*!i without reference to political affiliations in the past, "We hereby enter our most earnest protest against any scheme for the retirement of our non-Interest bearing national paper currency, and the substitution therefor of 1500,000,000 of Interest bearing bonds, to become -an additional, burden upon the producing classes, that- national banks may be supplied with Interest bearing capital on which to transact their Individual business, And, also protest against the further lssu~ ance and sale of government bonds to acquire gpld with which to redeem such currency, and demand of the govern-, meht that it shall hereafter redeem the same with the coin of either metal it may be Jn possession of, in strict accord with both the spirft and the letter of the law, : ,. •: . ' "We denounce as a transparent fal-' lacy the claim that labor can be bene-* fitted by the maintenance of a single gold standard as -the basis of our financial system. The experience of all ages and of every cciumr> s alike clearly demonstrates that a contracted currency, invariably chapels a contraction of bus-' iness; the lessening of industrial enterprises, the enforced idleness of great' numbers of tlAf working classes; and no thins of which the human mind can conceive is more clearly self-evident U.an the naked truth that the wages of labor must always be adjusted to •and correspond with the prices of labor's products in the markets. PavMr o Labgr Bureau. Earnestly desiring to proinc'te the best interests of the laboring people, favor the appointment pf a ca_,.._. official to be known as the secretary of labor, whose duty It shall be In the case of, all tariff protected industries, to in* vejtigate, ascertain and report to con. eress what share, Jf uny, of the enhanced pricg for which protected products are sold } n the markets of this country is paid by the employers in these industries to their employes, an 1 sasssfjsffi.Tsa^'S a&sfiSB.'sa.wWs beUveen •- we ,C0I endorse the admlnlsl tion'of President Cleveland- forw! courage and fidelity to the public eS "Commltted as the republican is to the re-enactment of McKlnleyfc we welcome a renewal of the contest' 1892 upon this issue with an abli" faith that the people will again the same verdict as In that contest uj this odlous.system of bounties andcl fa when S th'e reading was done the cl announced that Judge French. m present a minority report. There waft demonstration of opposition, which ri soon quited and the reading began.; 3 The minority of thi. committee • Tudee French of the Second and W. BaWwin of the First district & and hisses mingled when the money and administration end»); planks were read. Motions weiV-.m to adopt the majority and table the norlty report. Sound money men i "nouted down, but at last a heat! was given to them. The .chairs api for democratic treatment in a del cratic convention was -heded. Jin French thea spoke for the minority i| P °"fhe time has come 'for. free shj he began, "and for plain, .speech, t! to last night, and even to this noon, free silver leaders were In favor adopting an ambiguous platform. Tl platform contained a plank which an open secret was inspired by t candidate for president. It contali a declaration for maintaining par] of gold and silver, and that if, after. reasonable trial, experience shi prove that the ratio of 16 to 1 was the correct one, then it should changed. Today in the resolutions mittec the silver men voted down t plank, and opposed the democratic $ trine of parity, and presented here platform which calls unqualifiedly silver monometallism. Both platfoi that of the majority and .of the mi: Ity, are so plain that anybody may who runs. One calls for silver moi rnetallism and Is opposed to the'pai of gold and silver; the other for metallisi.'!, the use of Jaoth as moi with gold as the standord. and e dollar of the money of the governr maintained at par with gold. How you vote, as,democrats? (A voice; rj silver.) I say if you do, you will vote as democrats. To ascertain position of Simon pure democracy this point, let-us go back to the time Jefferson and listen to the advice gave to congress in regard to the Wl to be adopted for the coinage of f and silver, He said—and I quote exact words: 'Disregard legal pro; tions altogether; inquire Into tlje V ket price.' If you follow his advice, ai inquire into the market price, you neyer, as democrats, vote for *•>• free silver. The cardinal principle the denyjoraOc jjflrjy..ls loyalty W] masses. Unlike the republican PW It does not 1 exist for the benefit M few favored classes. Who are i masses? They are In 1 a great pavyi wage-earners of the country, an! *'J our natlonaf and state platforms, }* after year, we have .declared that* workingman was the ward of the Of l ocratlc party, and have promlsea protect his interests. Will it be lP}'j to the masses to cut Jn two:the of every laboring rnan? Will ft ally to cut : in two the' savings wage-earners in the banks of this C9 try? Will it be loyalty to cut in two pensions of soldiers, and the policy of the man who has , make provision for his family/;:, you vote to maintain the. wages of; workingmen jpf the country, or iWi vote to cutvhem In twp to helP miners. Speaking for the aelpg from the Second district, and, I W\ ] voicing the sentiment of numerous egates from other districts^ I P» their alleglence to the eternal P*' pies of democracy, and deny tne n of this or any other cpnventlon JP 9® ata frorii those prlpclples." " to^^Wh&H While Judge French was perfect bedjajn of confusion and Ut,t)e of what he said-was .except by a few around him. * ver men tried to howl Mm down, would npt 4Pwn. He spoke "' and forcibly .and finished yielded, the flopr. Judge Yap •$*&__ Jng for the mjajoflty report, \y^,g6i^6n @&icl • * I jftRi $ young roan in the jjeroppratle I thlnte I am acquainted w« pf thp.se j gee bwe today v°. ply to, ^u.4ge Fr^uph, that v

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