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RB •f.^V •x, .'.vs'irw" ""'.-y?. ,?> c '{' t r • "&*• ' *• ,."{••» vS J? * - v« ®5 3^-Ml : K ,if >%i i •-«•.:,' tVo , , • <* 'iWPj.V'i^j St. ioflis tl&tfoMti aftd SPEEGHES BY ALLISON AND GEAR [gcfliof Senate? Vigdfdttsly thdofses 1 ftfid th& Platform LADU FOR SUPREME JUDGE [For secretary of state..Geo. L. Dobson auditor of State.,..C.G« McCarthy iFor state treasurer......John Herriott i For supreme judge......Scott M, Ladd R. R. commissioner..E. A, Dawson FOR ELECTORS. | At large.E. H. Cdnger.fidtoard I. James First district.......... Felix T. Hughes f Second district "....John Cownie ; Third district....George R. Richardson i Fourth district..........Amos Babcock Fifth district ....Welcome Mowry .Sixth district......W. A. Nlchol, Albla ['Seventh district .E. H. Addison •Eighth district Paul McLean Ninth district... D, L. Helnshelmer Tenth district......... D. C. Chase Eleventh district H.J. LenderlnU The republican state convention yesterday was the liveliest that has been held by 'that party in three or four years. It was a fighting and ratifying convention. The speech-making and platform declarations were one uproarious ratification of the action of the party at St. Louis. The gold standard plat* form was vigorously defended In the addresses by Temporary Chairman Hepburn, Permanent Chairman McPherson, Senators Allison and Gear and Con. gressman Henderson. If there was any silver sentiment In thi» convention—and: there was enough to make the managers fear the night before the convention that it might make trouble—it was thoroughly squelched and never raised its head. So much for the ratification. Tho lighting was done over the nominations tor secretary of state, supreme Judge and railroad commissioner. The slate went through as to Dobson. for secretary and Dawson for commissioner, but it was broken as -to Weaver for supreme judge, Ladd winning the nomination after one of the prettiest fights that has been known in the history of (state conventions in Iowa. He started, In as the second candidate in the list, iWeaver having a large lead, but it proved that his managers had been correct In their belief that he had more second choice strength than any other candidate, andvw,ould,win if -the contest cpuld be prolonged, ''it was prolonged to a half dozen ballots, and in the end Ladd won the strength of the weaker candidates and was overwhelmingly nominated. Leggett was the one who really gave him the nomination, delivering to Ladd his full strength on tho fifth formal ballot. It was a railroad convention. It is hardly needful to state the fact. It Is only a year ago that the railroads came to the republican convention and nominated General Drake for governor; and at that time they used as many subterfuges as possible to hide the fact,that they were really managing affairs. But this ,time they were .not bashful; they sent on their lobbyists, and allowed everybody to understand that they were here for all they could get; They wanted Da/wson for commissioner, and they were willing to sacrifice anything else to get him. The only thing they wanted more than the nomination of Dawson was the defeat of Campbell. They went to work systematically. They must first nominate Dobson, a Polk county man, to head off Campbell, who was also from Polk county. This they accom- plishedv after a lively fight, In which Chassell made an unexpectedly good showing, When "it came to commissioner, they had'things well in hand, and the expected hard fight did not develop; everything was lubricated for Dawson, and he slid in on the first ballot with the greatest ease. The contest -for supreme 'judge was the sreait feature of the convention. It •was th'e Eleventh district fight. Woodbury county, the home of Ladd, although next to Chassell's home county, had given Chassell practically no support; it was waiting and treading for OLadd. The Eleventh district went away from the convention with its pcv litiical influence mortgaged as heavily es a Kansas farm 'for a number of years to come; 'but it had nominated Its man, tin a splendid fight. •TuduM Tjuid'.» ennoftss mivv be attributed to several causes. Jn ine iirst :place he }s a state university man, and the people who have been candidates against university men in recent years know full 'well how great is the "university pull." It'extended all over tho state, and was good for votes in many a county, Then there is the fact that the railroads hate Judge Robinson. The. latter is now a resident of Sioux City; so <is Judge Ladd, to all intents and purposes, although ho still claims O'Brien county as his legal residence, The roads were willing to dp almos . anything to keep Judge Robinson from' another term as supreme judge after the present one, If they could get pne > Sioux City man on the bench it would' furnish the best kind of an argument; *galn» Robinson when he should come; up again. So the roads gave him some valuable assistance. Then there was the fact that Weaver was In the same district' with Dawson; to have nominated Weaver first might have hurt Dawson somewhat, AH-these things, to* gether with •the-.fact that Judge Ladd had made a special impression person* ally, and has an excellent repprd, made him strong on second cboipe, and when the landslide to him set In It was irre- sistlbje, " The platform }s a. strong afflrmatlPn of £h>e St. Louis declaration. It Is a production of Qeo. E. Roberts of Fort Dodge, aufhor of "Coin at School in •J^Jnawe," ®nd noted as the author of of the Jowa- repwWlca« platforms, some time- pa,st. railroad people were not back* ward aibout admitting their complete satisfaction wtth the results of the oon» venvtiQn,, and Jast nigh't they celebrated, 4o the full extent, " , .... A4dr?«* 9l tb? Tf mpomry Chtlrman and othei tftefe was tittle If ahy fetiftblalnt. The half was de&orafed ih the ftatlonil colons Red, ^rliltiS ahd bltte blintmg aftdi titebrcfifti festsotted the fftmt 6* the bal|oflle§.' in tfts i,teiar & tfie Staje-HrftS • a laffel bicttife 6f WlHliffi MSSffiW; 1 above it wag. a Sttialler ofLg of George •WWtrthgtori; at the fight of Mctfthley •Araa a sffi&ll plctufe Of Getief* GFafit r Aftd at the left another small one of Abraham Lihcoin. The patrtafehs of fOrmef genefAttohs were Insigftlflcattl beside the fepreaefttatloti of the apostle of protection, whose lithograph was In* scribed with the phrase, "Advance Agent of Prosperity." There was a burst of applause When Congressman w. P. Hepburn, selected for temporary chairman .appeared «m the stage, ahd a moment later senator Allison and Congressman Henderson appeared together ahd were given an ovation, fly way of showing that there was nothing narrow or mean about the gathering, the batld played "Dixie" ahd the "Allison March" In succession. At 11:05 Chairman McMillan rapped the convention to order, ahd quiet was secured In a very few moments, while the chairman read the convention call. Rev. H. H. Green of Deco'fah Offered the prayer, a plea for Divine guidance of the deliberations of the body, and of all Who are in high places in the state and nation. After a selection by the band, Chairman McMillan arose and explained that the state committee had selected Rollln J. Wilson of Fall-field to act as chairman. Mr. Wilson being sick and unable to preside, the committee had named In his stead Hon. W. P. Hepburn, a man ready for any emergency, whom the chairman at once Introduced. Mr. Hepburn was received with enthusiasm, and at once launched Into his speech. It was followed with close interest and punctuated frequently with applause. The allusion to the action of the Chicago convention, which the speaker said had abandoned all but the proud^name of democracy and taken up the tenets of populism, was received with great applause. The audience listened Intently to the discussion of tha currency question, on which It was suspected that Mr. Hepburn was at heart out of accord with the national platform; but It had been understood between the state committee and the speaker that he should make no statements which should be compromising to the convention or the party, and, on the whole, the address was a very fair, If a trifle savorless, gold speech. The rcost applause was brought out by the assault on the democratic party as the author of calamity and hard times. The St. Louis platform was defended, and the speaker concluded that It was not a departure from the party policy of bimetallism. The defense on this point was closely followed, for it had hardly been expected, after the well known attitude of Mr. Hepburn in opposition to the platform before the resolutions committee at St. Louis, that he would specifically defend the platform, so far as finance was concerned. But he did, and spoke for the maintenance by tho republican party of "the present I'M standard." Great applause greeted ihe graphic picture of the ruin and destruction-that must-follow the attemp.i and failure to give silver, by independent free coinage, an equal right and value with gold. There was a long applause at the conclusion of the address, and the •band played a selection before the routine business was taken .up. Ttje delegate? were $ow In tlielr places Jo, tfte T&blernftole, was || o'cjftck before any preparation calling tp order. TU.S galleries were early filled, and --••"•••• - w t ^n. yn.y^u.3,1 inter* was feeing taken ^ th The roll of districts was called for announcement of committees, which were as follows: RESOLUTIONS. 1—D. J. Palmer, Washington 2—L. A. Ellis, Clinton. 3.—J. H. Funk, Hardln. 4,—G. N. Hangan, Worth. 5—L, B. Packard, Marshal. 6—W. O. McElroy, Jasper. 7—J. W. Johnson, Marlon. 8—J. B. Harsh, Union. 9—Ed Lockwoocl, Shelby. •; 10—George E. Roberts, Webster. , 11—E. P. Heizer, Woodbury. ' CREDENTIALS. 1—E ,E i Townsend, Van Buren. 2—W .C. Gregory, Jackson. 3—G. A. Newman, Blackhawk. 4—J. O. Glass, Cerro Gordo. 5—H. L. Bro'thuland, Cedar. I 6—J. T. Brooks, Keokuk. ,7—J. H. Carter, Dallas. 8—Howard L. Tedford, Ringgold. 9^—Charles Van Gorder, Audubon. 10—John L. Stevens, Boone. 11—A. Morton, Osceola. PERMANENT ORGANIZATION". 1—George B. Stewart, Lee. 2—Euclid Saunders, Johnson, 3—Col. D. E. Lyon, Dubuque. 4—Frank'-RObblns, Allamakef 6—E. H, Allison, Grundy. 6—Tas Stodgill, Wapello. 7—S. W. Lee, Warren. . , 8—C. A, Lyle, Page. 9—C. W. Neal, Adal'r. 10—Owen Lovejoy, Greene. 11—H. F. Shuetz of Buena Vista, VICE PRESIDENTS. 1—Capt W. Warren Beckwlth, Henry 2—Dr. George A. Smith, Clinton, 3—M. W. Harmon, Buchanan. 4—E, S. Fonda of MitcheU. 5—Judge James B. Given, Linn. 6—J, W, Jamagln, Poweshiek. 7-—George A. Underwood, Story. 8—L, C, Meacham, Appanoose. 9—James Dewall, Harrison. 10—W, L, Gllbertson, Win-nebaga, 11—C. P. Phelps, Clay. ELECTORS. 1--F. T. Hughes, Lee. 2—John Cownie, Iowa. 3—George H. Richardson, Wright. 4—Amps Babcock, Chlckasaw, B—Welcome Mowry, Tama. 6—W. A. NichPl, Monroe. 7—E. H, Addison, Maxwell. 8—Paul McLeary, Creston, 9—D, L. Einsheimer, Gleenwooc^ 10— 1>, G. Chase, Hamilton, _, in otfieffeg'aMS, 4r» he.,f%port waS ado-ptgd. T"hfe iiam& of AcPTiefsofi waa gfeefced with The dthef officers w6l-e as Re"adiftg SecretaHeD"-A, U, Ihdiahola, and W.- S» Kentvortfi, OS- Assistant i-ecordlnf secretary—M. Mi lead, Jefferson, F. L. Ferris, SlOu* •»|i,iM serfeant-at-arms—Geo. A. tlflcolfi, Cedar Rapids. Mr. rtcWiefcdft'i Switch, Mr. McPherson was warmly received as he cattle forward, He asked flV6 minutes to thahk the convention, The at the convention, he said, Is a. evety loyii thi sttpjnjft bt Wllliatft Wffi i^Lly, „ „. J. Lenderink, sioux. STATE CENTRAL COMMITTEE, 2—T. M. Kembee. 3—A, M. Shellito, Independence, • 4—T. L. Greene, Fayette. ! 8—J, B, Burroughs, Page. 9—1, M. Terynor, pottawattamle, U—H, a, McMillan, Lyon, THE AFTERNOON SESSION, Petal) Proceedings of the Serious Work of tin Convention, After 'the noon adjournment the Tabernacle was slow In'filling up. The audience was much larger 'than In the forenoon, and by the time for calling to order the galleries, lower floor and Stage were filled. Ladles were numerous In the galleries, and everywhere was the rustling wave of fans. The great hall was very hot, and despite the fact that all the windows were open •there W as almost no ventilation, Be. jore the convention was over many 'people had left became pf the excessive 'heat. The last hour before the call to order was the liveliest .period of bobbylng that the entire an ^convention couldn't foe seen. 'Managers and, friends were Battering steouit the hall to 4Q the flna' wort? In behalf pf their various oandl 4*tes, and there w$a ft great rpar of voices. 44 3:15 Chairman Hepburn ealjeij for title renort an credentials, Tilt rtnort " that 'every county „ one. Farmers, employes, chants, are looking anxiously to this convention, They demand a good ticket ahd a clear platform, with no Vagaries, 10 isms, ho straddles of great cjUes- ;ions. The democratic party demands Tree trade; we say that a protective tariff system and a Scheme of Reciprocity as taught toy Jas. G. Blalne, will alone suit us. (Applause.) The democratic party will be satisfied -with an article stolen" from the constitution of the confederacy; We demand the' principle taught by the apostle of protection, William B. McKlnley. (Applause.) The democratic party says you can make a yar&stlck of an Inch by legislation; We say that our standard of values must be the best that Is Used tn the world. The democratic pai'fy Bays Mexico and China are the largest type of civilization; we stand for tho civilization of Washington and Lincoln. The republican party now appeals to loyal democrats and republicans who rallied to the support of the union la the days of the war, and to their sons of today. We nropose to rally as M to 1 in the nation to the support of -that man, beloved by all the people, William McKlnley. Gentlemen, the balance of the afternoon is yours. Senator Allison'* Address. There was a great roar of applauo» as the chairman retired. When it subsided Senator Allison was called for, and at last came forward In the mid*' of a great uproar of clie-' 1 * -' ana nandclaping. When at last It subsided he said: I appreciate ihow valuable your time is, and 'how important 'that your work be well done. But 'there is no call the republican party can make on me that I will not reS'pond to. For years you (have honored me undeserving. I take this occasion to express my appreciation of your honors -to me. A few days ago I read an article by the Grand 1 Old Man of England in Whldh he said it was Important that conversation ol speaking be illustrated with stories or riddles; toe asked, What is the world doing? The amswer was that the world is growing older. Then he asked, •what is mankind doing? He responded to *t, thait mankind Is building; every man is building every day for gopd or for bad in his character, wi'th equal force; this applies to nations. We are building as our faitlhers bullded a century ago. We have till this time so buj1«l- ed that we have created one of tho greatest nations of the earth. We. have held thait no nation can long be prosperous that does not maintain its credit and honor as a nation. Applause.) Now for the first time, a- great party calling 1 itself democratic, seeks to attack this by measures affecting the measure of all values and exchanger.* They do it under 'the' pretext that in 1873, we, by law, declared that silver Should not be legia.1 money; that gold alone should be the only money. Yet national conventions have intervened: -, since, and has tailed till now to de- I plare thait the credit of the government must be rmaiintalned. (Applause.) True, in 1878, we partially restored- ellver; t'he coinage Was by the goverh- jment wiitlli the implied vl pledge that the standard of value should be maintained. And ailthoug'h the bullion value has decreased 'till it is now only 57' cents in a silver dollar, yet they now demand that this money be made the legal measure of the wages of labor and the price of our products. They tell you thait because of the act of 187B, we 'have constantly declined in- growth and prosperity; yet for 12 years after the resumption of 187S we prospered aa we or any other na'tfon 'had ever pros-, pered before, so that in 1890 the figures showed that we had doubled our worth in the ten years before. This progress Oaime to us upon TLWO great policies— of protection to American labor and of measuring that labor and its product by a standard of value, (Applause,) Why was -this development suddenly checked in 1892 aind 1898, when we had the same standard of values as before?. It is net for me to discuss these questions, but only to say the remedy proposed a.t Chicago is a sham thait will bury Us deeper than ever in disaster, and be a deaith blow to prosperi-ty, to fair wages and good times. The republican party proposes a remedy that v-lll restore our prosperity, not In an hour, not i>n the twinkling of an hour, but by a gradual -and healthy process. Staple money and plenty of It, and the protective arm of 'this government thrown ; around our laborers, will assure a return of the prosperity tha.t left us w'hen the democratic party came into power In 1893. The policy of protection was perpetuated by all our leaders from Lincoln and Grant 'to Garfleld and Harrison. We Wave at St, Louis stood for 'these tried and true principles; the democratic party h'as declared at Qhloag'o for an experiment that will lead us we know not Into what disasters. Mexico has a per oa.plta circulation of but $5; if we adopt the Chicago theory, aJ though It may Increase the bullion value of silver, in ten years we Will be compelled, as is Mexico today, to send our silver ahroad to be'sold at its bullion value. We must have the world's consent to an agreement that shall give us q, double standard; .by inaklns gold our standard/we-have bee'n able to circulate $600,000,000 of silver, be.ba'Q"ise we could maintaln'lt at the rating of gold. But give us unlimited silver,- and the gold will leave* us, to go where it Is more valuable. We have lolned Issue on these questions; we have named a worthy and a true bearer- of our standard, He Impersonates these great principles in his acts and record. I hope every republican In Iowa will give him a cordial and hearty support in November, to assuva us the perpetuation of these great principles, I have said more than I Intended. I thank you for the cordiality and patience with which you have greeted and listened to me. H<?niJ*r«on g«l|e4 On, When Senator Allison was dpne, there was another freat burst of applause. Then the cries for Henderson and P9l? liver- were renewed- Mr, Henderson same fprwarfl §n4 was given ap pyaUpn, ana everybody repeived jus full share, When the applause..ted. subsided 9<~ . - .. -. — , began. -'- 1 --- M Mafttr«M!fc .Th,e SQm.m.lj;te.e at, ._ Billy" Bfyafi said al i3hf* caRO," 'toU Shftll hot cMlclfy the' fieoplf 6n a cross ot gold.' I say td m# ffiend •Billy, 'You shall not efttfcWsthe.^?*??. en a cross of sllveiV (afe&t applause'.} The republican party. Is flOt 1ft favof of efuclfixlon at all. we met af thfe fdOt 6f the cross at St. LOUIS, attd w6 haVfi decided to take them all 1ft with U9->- thleves and all. "Since the organisation 6f NevadA flfl ft State, It has produced 124,000,000 of ell- Ver; and Senator Joties, a year agd, be* eame convinced that the republican party was not patriotic. Colorado has produced $19,000.060 In silver, and Teller walked past the IOWA delegation as he went out of the convention, tftah pro* duced $1,900,000 .ftttd DUbols was Wo patriotic to stay in the republican par* ty. I looked up Iowa, and found -that It has produced. Iti all the years since it was admitted, just $1.38 In silver; ahd I conculded that we could stand by the corn ahd hogs and wheat Of Iowa, Which are worth more than all the silver they can produce. We are confronted With free silver and national repudiation. Are we to run now, after our great Victory of two years ago? Billy Bryan and his assocltes tell us the Chicago platform is a panacea for all our Ills. I say It contains only repudiation, dishonor and panics. God bless the farmers of Iowa; they'll follow these 16 to 1-ers till election day; and let us lead these people out .of their own dilemma. Dolllver Called On. There was another outburst as Mr. Henderson concluded, Then the cries for Dolllver were renewed, and finally the Tenth district congressman came forward to receive 'his share of the applause. When ;he could be heard he "I* don't want to go ahead till the work of the convention Is over. I'll tell you what.I will do. You go a.head.and nominate a ticket, do the rest of your work and I'l take a few minutes of your time after it Is over." With this Mr. Dolliver retired and the report on resolutions was called for. Senator Gear was presented, the committee not being ready to report. He declared that the republican party stood for a chance for every man to work, and to secure an honest dollar for 'his pay. I don't know whether I think most of Bill McKlnley or the Mc- Klnley bill. The Issue is xquarely drawn; we will fight It out on these •lines this year, and we will (hear no more of Billy Bryan and hla populis- tlc Ideas. Free sliver, and nothing else, will -please our friends trtKi have taken three-fourths of thu democratic party Into their arms. "When the singing was over the chair presented Geo. E. Roberts, as chairman of the committee on resolutions. He was received 'with applause and his resolutions were apptauded frequently, especially at the endorsement of the St. Louis platform and nominees. The Platform. The republicans of Iowa, assembled in convention, mindful of their duty in 'the ventful contest 'already begun, proud of their past and confident of •their future, submit to the people of the state the principles which they deem essential to the welfare of their country. We heartily approve the platform of the party announced at the national republican convention recently held In St. Louis, and we pledge our fellow republicans throughout the United States to carry all Its declarations to triumphant success in the coming election. We cordially indorse the candidates of that convention, and we hasten to assure our sister states that Iowa, speaking through a magnificent majority, will ca'st her electoral-vote for'Willam Mc- Klnley and Garret A. Hobart. 1 We recognize the revolutionary character of the convention lately held In Chicago. We appreciate the dangers oC its startling doctrines and the Immeasurable disasters that would follow their adoption by the government, We have seen the ruin accomplished by the free trade declaration of 1892, and we have now hard a demand that 'the ruin shall 'be made complete by the overthrow of our financial system and the substitution of an experiment that can result only In untold misery and incalculable loss. We believe that every possible fluctuation of money standards -between the Iowa producer and his consumer is a •margin between them. ,If it is not an advantage to have a common standard with his customer abroad, then it is no advantage to have a common'Standard with the other communities of this union, In the Interest of our export trade, for the furtherance of the policy of of reciprocity, and for the promotion of our commerce, as well as for the benefit of our silver producers, we pledge support of the Iowa representatives in congress to the promotion of an international agreement to establish the Joint standard universally; and from the same considerations to oppose the proposition t<? carry the United States to silver mpnometalHsm, We are opposed to the change to a single silver standard because it will decrease and not increase the supply of money in the country; because instead of restoring confidence it will destroy credits; instead of Inspiring enterprise it will spread alarm; Insteaa 01 aiding the debtor jt'wlH Involve him in bankruptcy; instead of furnishljig employment to labor It will make' more uncertain and unremunaratlve that 'which it has, and instead of benefiting the producer and farmer it will injure them, and finally .because It would do infii- nlte injustice and Involve our country in repudiation and dishpnor. We denounce as false the statement of the democratic party that we have contracted or that our policy will con? tract the volume of our currency: on the contrary, we assert that tl»e principle we advocate Is the only principle that will give to the country the money, stable In its purchasing power and adequate }n amount, which the prosperity of the people demands. The re-publican party, under Its polity, assures the people of an ample currency, composed of gold, silver and pa'per, no one kind preferable to another; none pf It subject In the hands of the people to variation of value, but every dollar as good fts gold and there held by the real power of the govern-* ment of the United Stages, We stand upon the record, which the republican pan'ty has made. We recall the prophecies of our antagonists In Iowa 1 In 18J8 that specie payments WPUld ruin our 8^%te, and we point to the perlPd of never to "be equalled prosperity wWOh ensued from J880 to 189?, with every dollar of our currency kept »t the gold standard, without the j«Ue of a bpn.4 w ft yrtvlsper against our credit We rerafflrin, our fa.Uh in the doctrine of protection to American labgr, and' the pojioy w'hwh is. pafJt of j^ the HlPtl'pp, <?f o\ir. fo-rejlgn trajfle by rppaj agreements,. " " ••-- - i>*T rWijTiri~t Jt/it «j»it. £i £->$ M KJ&tt&A &f&$$t tO w'nlon we Iratu €lCOeSS XCnlr Jrea.fi (&$», 6fld fhWagh tftfe MttFft .. ,^._ tn tViAa jt -JTtrS-fcA^ Tffnt.fi-ffift *v£ 'tttfS' tk<li""* ! •nonfe CfonSUrnvra OT tne 0u wWch w*fc ift^ifs four yiars wlhaefi mftlhkUftfcd the leVel *# tils i«dUced the cost of his fciifclia&ss „ 0 *he fottf Spie^M f&tfl 6* £f-e*> Ideflt H&tfteofi's admlhtetfra-ttoh. By the restoration of these condUiotts, by maih'taitntftf the stAbdllty »f our motiey and not by deb&slftg ltd Value, the ft** |Mtbtl«dtt tAfty promises htrH ^W'lief. The AjbU-iidonment of the treaties of KsclpfoxiHy -whteh 'h4d opened ttt* mat * ket Ptoc«e of Spanish America ahd detttftd BUroipd tttJ the Sarfri products of «he tf'fttted States has resulted In the ftlfhosl itotei exclusion trf dtfr" bread- irtuffs ftttd meats fifom coUflifflea affected by th* reftlpttiea.! agfeemeflts &f 1891. T3iu» so-oftlled td,flff refofm, as. tttaHaged toy the Flfty--th,l'rd <Jdit«re9g, instead of opening new markets for ?,--. -^jnr afVey .n^.'tin fi' t i. i'j. 11 i. i;•»»».;*»;!•.ii. i tt ft-r i.4i»j'it«<St'ii.aii-.,iJJ-i>*i. ; the farm, fi^S closed foreign hiatkeW to tw! aihd fttlmulaitea production by oUf oompetltiors, ait ihe same 'thne causing &n unesjamipled prostration of Its nearest and, beet customers,, the! wage-earners of our own land. T.he republican party Appeals with confidence to 'the people of Iowa to sup'port it in Its purpose to establish the industries and all of the varied Interests of production and exchange, upon a stable and certain basis,, that 'the genius and energy of this gveait people may be free to work out the national prosperity, as they did In that marvelous decade following 1880. When the reading was concluded delegates rose all over the hall to move •the adoption of the report, and it was promptly done by viva voce vote. A resolution was offered by a delegate In the rear of the house. It was not explained, tout the chair evidently feared that It was something that had Ijetter not go before the convention; Under the rules It was sent to the committee on resolutions without being read. Balloting tor Secretary ol State. 'The next order of business was the nomination of a candidate for secretary of state. No speeches were allowed. E. D. Chassell of Plymouth, Geo. L. Dobson of Polk, C. S. Byrklt of Polk, and B. S. Hanford of Floyd were named. The ballot proceeded, being Interrupted frequently by shouts from the Dobson and Chassell supporters when 'they _received _ good vot2S. There was a scurrying of delegates about the room When the result was announced. Chassell's supporters cheered when the announcement developed his strength so near that of Dobson. It was a general surprise and the Chassell men began hustling, as did the representatives of the other candidates as well. Ohassell and Dobson both made gains ifrom Byrklt and Hand'ford and each side cheered when-, ever it made a gain. Dobson gained more than Chassell, and 'the Chassell people stood loyally-'by the'.r man and there was no indWation of a stampede. The ballot resul'fed: Dobson ;....4371-3 Ohassell ;378 Hanford -.....' 251 1-8 Byrklt ....:...... 75 1-3 Total ......1,143 There was another uproar as the result was announced, the Dobson people furr.lshing most of the applause. The next ballot was taken at once. The Hanford and Byrkit votes and to a less extent the Chassell supporters began to turn to Dobson early, and It w as soon apparent that Dobson would be nominated. His supporters were tuned up to the point of supreme eloquence an* Cheered every gain. This continued till near the middle of the roll calls, when: the Hanford and Byrkit people began to combine on Ohassell. ;A number of counties gave Chassell gains. But the tide turned again when Marshall, which had previously given its sixteen votes to Chassell, gave the entire phalanx to Dobson. After that the Dobson men had it all their own way, and cried "get in the band wagon" every time a county was called. The delegates pretty generally took the advice, and it was apparent that Dobson had the plum. The ballot ended amid storms of cheers by the Dobson men, who had carried the day. Wapello's sixteen gave Dobson the nomination, anfl ttye tally keepers climbed on_'thelv Mhaflo* and cheered like imad. J • ". The'friends ofttariford and Chassell moved to make the nomination unanimous, ,and 0 it ca.rr.ied by ,vlva voce yell. HcCarthy for Auditor. State auditor was the next office for which a nomination should be made, James 33. Blythe moved that the rules be suspended and C. G. McCarthy named by acclamation. The mptlon carried, viva vooe, Herriott for Treasurer. For state treasurer, John Herriott was named by acclamation, Remley (or Attorney General, For attorney general there was but one candidate, and on motion MtltPn Remley was named by acclamation, Ladd (or Supreme Judze, Utter confusion reigned when the next office, that of supreme judge, was called for. A motion to dispense with the Informal ballot was held to be out of order, and after considerable delay quiet was restored and voting began, Weaver led from the start. There was more ear-splitting as the votes of counties were announced, and when the to- ta.la were read from the secretary's there was another d«mpnstratlon. "~ •—:ie nexl imuot, wie r.i'St rormai 0710, developed the full earnestness of the fight. Weaver and Ladd both made gains, and Weaver's men were con.fl* dent. But the fact tjiat Ladd gained, and there was nothing suggestive of a landslide to Weaver, made them somewhat apprehensive. There were counter demonstrations between the<kadd and Weaver forces; when a county went for Ladd ,all the Eleventh district delegates would climb on their chairs In tho rear of the hall and cheer l}ke mad- The next instant another county wpuld vote for Weaver, an<J the Tenth district delegation would climb xjp and go wild for "fVeaver. Several times the two districts were on their chairs at once, and cheering back and forth at each other, till the convention, was perfect pefllam, The ballPt resulted; Weaver iegfett,.,.,. , „,,„,„ «ft»M- Burhham,,,,,,,,,. .,.,..,, ,,,,,.,',.. Waterroftn•••••••• * M ;««•<*<* •«><<» . - Hftrp y< """ """" «»•?*";• l|i I (US' 'l^ , ' TJTS ».!»**; inlrte€f! . — t)r6fceaifij|f b&liolk *&lid eatae Intense, It wag & lorlg* tlrttS dfdel dduld & r*8tdr*d &«d« tft^H ^ foWfcal bUlldt beguh,, • fcV ! ,, >'\'- Ther8 «'aS less noise while" thil balk* was being taken, but the intlrmt, yntf IhteftsS. f«e Ladd pet»16 fttJ^i 'ifiAr If the tether minority caftdiaftte'a- SSUitt »•'« Hold .their Strength for 4.tiftlS the*a :, Would bi* ft godd chance fdf Ladd v ¥h§ J ;/S bthefs held well, and &3 «i<* bailee 3 progrefcsed the Interest ihtsfeased,' Ladd)' '?• gained, ahd his ftleh Worked like" b64V-*"V,« iJ , 6rsj »o did the Weaver men. fdl'-that". '&i matter. At the close of the ballot Pswe*,' 4 J shiek changed thlfteeh fr"om Lewis t».<«-f« J i Wftterhiatt, then Jasper changed thlf?''.:?-?'; teen 'from fcyari to L Watefmaa, aflitd- j yj great oheerd by the Waterman Men. Th» ' " ' resulted: •Harvey ... 'Waterman iBurnham , S 1 *ljj Total .............................. 1,148 Ladd had gained from 215 to 241, while' Weaver had gained from 360 to -379. There was no demonstration vote was announced. There was no time Cor it. The delegates were all out of their seats. The next ballot began after a long delay. It opened with Adalr, which gave its nine to Ladd! changing from Leggett to Ladd. Then Cedar changed, twelve from'Burnhamt , to Ladd with the wildest uproar. Clarke gave Leggett seven, of which had .previously gone to Harvey. From this ' 'on Ladd gained largely; but Fremont gave Its ten votes to Weaver, that had! gone to Harvey -before; then Greene 'changed, ten from Ladd to Weaver, and the Weaver men fe*lt better. Linn . gave Ladd twotUy new votes,' and the Ladd men stopped the procession 'for a! full minute until they whooped like Indians. Mahaska gave its seventeen votes to Ladd; then had gone to Ryan ibefore. The Leggett men stood firm; they looked for lightning to strike 'them. Polk gave Ladd a gain of tour. Pottawattamie withdrew eight votes from Ladd and gave them to Harvey. Ringgold changed its nine votes fromij Harvey to Ladd. Tama gave Laddii seven of Its Burnham votes, and Weaver got six of them. Honors were abou'tl even Wapello gave Ladd six votea' that had "before- been for Leggett*, There were other changes of minor Im 1 -; portance, and Ladd was placed well i»| the lead. I Weaver ................ . .. . ..... .. ....420 Ladd .....- 1 ............................ 346 Leggett .............................. 234 Harvey ................................ 27 Waterman ............................ IH* Weaver had gained from 379 to 420, Ladd from, 241 'to 346. The fifth formal ballot bega.n, the chu-ir pounding for order and failing, to get It. Adams county made the. first change; It gave Laidd 8, Which 5iad been for Harvey. Allaimakee gav*ei' 6 votes to Ladd taking them from! Weaver. Carroll gained one for Ladd. Weaver gained 2 and Ladd 1 in Cerro Cord'o. Ohlckasaw gave 9 to Ladd,' taildng them from Leggett, Ladd gained 7 from Harvey in Decaitur. Des Molnes county cast its 16 for Ladd. the first time they had left Leggett. It looked 'like a stampede of the weaker candidates -to Ladd. from, Waterman in Weaver gained 2 Dubuque. Ladd' giained 1 in Fayette. I«i Floyd Ladd' gulned / 4 - f rom Waterman. In Greene Ladtl gailned 10 from Weaver. Appanoose tried to -change to Ladd from Weave! 1 , but the chair would not al- , low It till 'the end of the roll call. Wihen Henry was reached, Leggett threw its 11 to Ladd, amid great applause, In Jasper, Ladd gained 141 In Jefferson he itdok 10 from: Legget't;. Johnson gave 2 to Ladd, the gain being from Watermian, Keokuk changed its 13 from Leg-gett to Weaver. : Lee gave its 19 to Ladd; they had been: for Leggett before. Louisa changed 9 from Leggett to Ladd. In Madison 1 Weaver giained 3 from Harvey. Ma- haaka, after a long wait, gave its 17 to Laidd again. In Marion, Leggett turned over 11 to Ladd. In Monroe, Ladd! gained 6 from Leggett, In Montgom-- ery, Leggett turned over 12 to Ladd,, P,age gained Ladd 7 from Leggett, Potlc gave' the' saime 'vote ''as'- before. Pot- ; tawatamle got In line and gave its 26 to Ladd, a gain of 14. Poweshiek gave Ladd a gain of 12 from Waterman, i Soott, the home of Waterman, gave its 16 votes to Ladd. Weaver gained 7, in Union. Ladd gained 11 In •> "V>m Buren and 10 from Leggett in WapeHo.' , Ladd took 10 from Leggett In W«ahlns» ton, ' N. As soon as the roll call was concluded . the landslide began in earnest. Delev gates were on their feet In all parts of ' the hall to change 'their counties to Ladd. Clinton gave it's nineteen /to' him; Iowa changed its vote to two fop Ladd and eight for Weaver; Jackson " gave Ladd twelve, which had Waterman; Appanoose at last got ognltlon and changed Hs fourteen to Ladd: Clarke gave eight to La4d;' Johnson changed Its vote to Weaver- six, Ladd five, Leggett one; Linn Us twentyrslx soljd >to Ladd; changed to give Weaver its solid Crawford gave nine to Ladd; l th« change was 'Challenged, tout the chalp . paid no attention to 'the ohallapge,,, Davis changed nine votes from Leggett; •to Ladd; Hancock changed froln We«ty,v t er to Ladd, and Palo Alto made a lar change, The secretary's ment was as 'follows- Weaver ,.,,, ....... , ....... ,,„,,, Leggetb .,,..,,.,,.••••., ........ . Boone »t onpe moved 'through jevena OR the, part of Jgdge- to tnake the Domination, J't curried b}r acfljama,tlon, Railroad c<?mmlssl<?ner came next,, It was agreed to nw^e the for both the short ftna full the same ballot, , q>he candldfttep P. T, Oampb&U of Dea MQtnes. - >.' Mn of Wavfrly, and J, M- Ke^betf * M«s<?»tiiie. The ftps.t 1 '^%mm

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