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Olean Democrat, The (Newspaper) - February 20, 1890, Olean, New York Hf 1" 'V SIXTEEN PAGES. jr...- PAdES The Olean Democrat. VOL. XI. OLEAN, CATTARAUGUS CO. NEW YORK, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20, I 890. NO. THEY CHEER FOR PLATT. -4', HARMONY AGAIN REIGNS AMONG NEW YORK REPUBLICANS. Tbe E.x-Scnator to Mr, Depew's Two-Thlnls 1'roposltioii and Says He Is Anxious to Have the World's Fair Held in New Protest Meeting Ends Happily. NEW YORK, Feb. Cooper Union hall was densely crowded last night and hun- dreds of people were unable to gain admis- sion. The occasion of the throng was a mass meeting to protest against legislative delay in passing the world's fair bill. Among the prominent persons on the platform were Warner Miller, C. M. Depew, John H. Starin, Ambrose Snow, Joseph C. Hendrix, A. M. Tenney, James W. Tappan and John Foord. Mr. Starin presided and called upon Mr. Foord, as secretary, to read a series of reso- lutions, which set forth that the original bill sent to Albany was drawn up by both Demo- crats and Republicans; that it was a purely business, non-partisan measure designed for the benefit of all the people; that this non- political character of the enterprise must be maintained, or congress will not sanction the selection of New York as the site for the fair; that the commission named in the bill is non- partisan; that the committees now in charge, which have been criticised as Democratic cease to control the project after the com- mission takes charge, and that there is no reason for dragging politics into the matter in any way. The resolutions were unanimously adopted and the audience gave three cheers. Elihu Root then read a letter from Senator Evarts sympathizing with the objects of the meeting. Edward Conklin read resolutions adopted at a meeting of the Central Labor Union, in accord with the sentiments ex- pressed in the foregoing resolutions. Hon. Warner Miller then made a speech, saying he had thought for thirty years that he was a Republican, but had suddenly found that he was regarded by some as a Tammany Demo- crat, because he was in favor of the world's fair bill. He found consolation in the fact that he had been read out of the party in good of C. M. Depew, Elihu Root, C. N. Bliss, S. V. R. Cruger and others. [Applause.] Mr. Miller went on to deplore the cry of partisanship that had been raised against the bill. Mr. Miller further said that the committee on legislation was composed of seventeen Re- publicans and eight Democrats, and the sub- committee thereof, which drew up the bill, was composed of two and Root, and one Democrat, Mr. Whitney, so that if the bill was a Tammany plot De- pew and Root were the traitors. [Applause.] MK. DEPEW WAXES WITTY'. Mr. Depew also spoke, saying that if Columbus had known what trouble this mat- ter was going to cause he never would have discovered America, [Applause and laugh- ter.] Mr. Depew appreciated his peril in coming here without receiving permission from the new guardian of the Republican party of New York state, Hon. W. B. Chandler of New Hampshire. He went on to say that everybody in St. Louis and ocrats, Republicans, Mugwumps, Anarch- ists and on this one point of wanting the fair. It was reserved for New Yorkers to leave Washington and call each other bad names at home. Every man is entitled to his opinion, without being charged with party bias. A very eminent and able Republican leader, with his friends, thinks that a fair in York in 1892 be- cause of the of the city govern- ment bcin.g; in the of the Democracy, would lead tr- a ;jf the vast crowd of visitors voting in the pi-esi- dential election. 1. on the contrary, believe that the great prosperity which would follow all over the country from the fair, would re- dound to the credit of a national administra- tion under whose auspices it was held, the same as the fair of 1S70 unquestionably did. Each of us is entitled to a fair consideration of our opinions without cutting each others' throats. Mr. Depew went on to deny that ths com- mission proposed is a partisan one. Other speeches of similar import followed. Finally John F. Plumer appeared on the platform and announced that if Mr. Depew's "two-thirds" proposal or compromise was in- dorsed by the meeting, Mr. Platt would agree to it. He said Mr. Platt had sent for him and told him he was nnxious to have the fair in Kew York city and that if the "two- thirds" proposal v. as indorsed there was no doubt ould U- carried JJi the legislature. Mr. r.iade a few remarks, saying this that the critici-ins on Mr. Platt's motives n urjust. The rjurstion was then put and the proposal WR-J hcr.rtily in- dorsed n TK! the meet c-k'sod with three cheers fur Thomas Platt AVL-lt- the meet- ing in several ov.-rr'of. rr were held out-ddc. An BOSTON. Feb. Ifl. s slTm last rngbf an pn.svcd over rity, roTsarknMy vivid and the heavy. wires were prrally aiTf-Vsl storm. In
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