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Fort Wayne Weekly Breeze (Newspaper) - June 30, 1892, Fort Wayne, Indiana
Cleveland gets it. Stevenson his running of the and Boies also put in nomination. A pandemonium of Zentlin slam fairly Balses the Root of the wifi Fram a the air thick with hats canes. Umbrellas Coats handkerchiefs and banners. Wednesday s evening session. Ohl Cago special Cleveland.616 hiu.114 Boies.103 scattering or. 74 when the first taps of the Gavel were Beard in the wigwam wednesday evening the great building was packed from top to Bottom. For More than an hour the thousands of hot and impatient people had been bombarding the barn doors or jostling each other in the Tunnel entrances. Under the acre of Pine Root the heat was intense. No Breeze moved the muggy and stagnant atmosphere. At the announcement that the committee on resolutions was ready to report a wild shout went up and editor Jones sidled up to the front of the platform and attempted a Little extemporaneous introduction to the committee s report which was drowned out by yells of Quot louder Quot the resolutions were handed to sex Secretary Vilas of Wisconsin but before he had a Chance to speak or. Patterson member of the committee from Colorado who was already on the platform lifted up his voice and cried that angrily As they refuse and pulls at his Tawny Mustache. Don Dickinson rubs his hands with satisfaction. The crucial moment has arrived. A curly headed clerk Steps to the Edge of the platform and sings out in a High nasal tone Quot state of a dozen men Are standing on chairs asking for information. Fenlon of Kansas moves to adjourn. The chair pays no attention to him. Quot Alabama Quot again cries the clerk. Quot Arkansas was the next and at the Call a tall Lank southerner mounts his chair. Quot Arkansas yields her place to new Jersey Quot he says. There is a great shout. The Cleveland men Are smiling. Again tammany is in Turr roil. The whole convention knows that gov. Abbett of new Jersey has been chosen to present the name of Grover Cleveland. Abbett Naii ius Cleveland. Slowly the new Jersey governor walked Down the Center aisle. He is Broad shouldered heavily bearded dignified. He climbs the Steps and chairman Wilson meets him with outstretched hand. In slow and measured tone he began to speak. Quot it is the name of a Man who has twice carried the electoral vote of my state whom i shall Nance Quot he declared and the Cleveland crowds cheered. Gov. Abbett was making a Strong thoughtful speech. Without warning without rhetorical ornament he mentioned the name of Cleveland. The Volcano is in uproar. Up up All about the Hall the delegates Are climbing Yelling As they Rise. Above the tumult floats the White Banner of Michigan. On either Side looks Down the face of Cleveland. Up again comes the wild storm of cheers beating in wives against the snowy Ensign. From the scats of Michigan a Delegate carries the Banner across the aisle to the seats of new York. Gen. Sickles Waves his Crutch in anger. Quot Back Quot Quot Back Quot cry the chiefs a Kozjek ,. The minority of the committee had a report to make through him and he should expect the committee to listen to this before ordering the in Evious question. This suited the convention exactly Ai d it roared its assent. Kadiji of the plat Lorin. Colonel Vilas stepped to the Edge of the platform resolutions in hand and slowly and with a powerful voice lie began the Reading. He got on As far As the reference to the democratic leaders who had succeeded the immortal Jefferson from Madison to Cleveland when he stopped. He had touched off the powder Magazine. The explosion was instantaneous and it Shook the wigwam. With one wild shrill War whoop of Delight the greater part of the convention and the spectators jumped to their feet and waved hats handkerchiefs fans and umbrellas and uttered shout after shout and As fast As one set of throats and arms showed signs of weariness another set took up the jubilation and carried it on with increasing volume and greater vibration of Light Adlai e. Stevenson. Wearing apparel and the adjuncts of hot a weather. The Reading finished like a tin Quot whistle in a Hurricane sounded the voice of the chairman. He called for a vote on the adoption of the platform. Quot the platform is adopted Quot he cried and then without a moment s delay Quot the next business is the Call of the Roll for the nomination of candidates for the great Amphitheater was in disorder commotion was everywhere. The tammany leaders Are on their feet. 8heehan is in front he turns toward his delegation and beckons them to Rise and come Forward. He shakes his head of tammany. Tiie whole body of delegates face inward about the Circum Ferenze of the great floor. In the Center the tammany Tiger crouched Low growls ominously at the floating Banner of Cleveland. It is like a Gigantic prize ring. Lieut. Gov. Sheehan Blu eyed and smiling leans Over to Don Dickinson. Quot Don t you worry Quot he cried. Quot you Hugo the noise to the from the galleries Liun Dreste of men in their shirt sleeves leaned out into space and screamed. Quot the candidate i have named Quot cries gov. Abbett Quot will carry new up jumps to a Ninny in protest. Quot no Quot they cry with one voice and hisses answer them. As Chance came the speaker struggled throw a it a his speech. Quot i nominate that Plain Blunt honest citizen Grover Cleveland Quot and so he closed. Hill anti Violes Nai Iio. After the confusion the Secretary called the state of Colorado which replied that it yielded its right to the floor to now York and new York in the person of w. C. Dewitt of Brooklyn took the platform. In duo time to said that David Bennett Hill was the candidate of the common people. Or. Dewitt made ingenious use of senator Rill s reputation for partisanship and made a Clever Appeal to the convention not to nominate a new York Man who was not sustained by the delegation of his own state. He distributed Graceful compliments to Boies and Palmer and Gorman and Pattison and Carlisle whose friends were invited to reciprocate. John f. Duncombe of fort Dodge in a speech of the Brainy Lowan placed Iho nomination of gov. Boies before the convention. At the mention of the governor s Homo his adherents became enthuse Vistic. Grover Cleveland s nomination was made unanimous. The convention then adjourned until 2 o clock thursday afternoon. Stevenson for vice i result it the convention assembled in the afternoon with gov. Gray of Indiana in a fair Way to win the second place but the new York delegation by throwing its strength to Adlai e. Stevenson of Illinois succeeded in making him the Victor. He was then formally declared the nominee for vice president and after the usual resolutions etc., the convention adjourned sine platform How the party stands on important questions. Youth has a Tongue age ears. Lie publican Protection declare to be a fraud on i Abor to Benefit a few a Tariff for Revenue Only Trio coinage quest cum text of the re solutions. The following is the full text of the platform adopted by the National democratic convention at Chicago the representatives of the democratic party of the United states in National convention assembled do reaffirm their Alle dance to the principles of the party As formulated by Jefferson and exemplified by the Long and illustrious line of his successors in democratic leadership from Madison to Cleveland. We believe the Public welfare demands that these principles be applied to the conduct of the Federal government through the accession to Power of the party that advocates them and we solemnly declare that the need of a return to these fundamental principles of a free popular government based on Home Rule and individual Liberty was never More urgent than now when the tendency to centralize All Power at the Federal capital has become a menace to the reserved rights of the states that strikes at the very roots of our government under the Constitution As framed by the fathers of the Republic. Federal control of elections. Quot we warn the people of our common country jealous for the preservation of their free institutions that the policy of Federal control of elections to., which the Republican party has committed itself is fraught with the gravest dangers scarcely less momentous than would result from a revolution practically establishing monarchy on the ruins of the Republic. It strikes at the North As Well As the South and injures the coloured citizen even More than the White it Means a horde of Deputy marshals at every polling place armed with Federal Power returning boards appointed and controlled by Federal authority the outrage of the electoral rights of the people in the several states the subjugation of the coloured people to the control of the party in Power and the reviving of race antagonisms now happily abated of the utmost peril to the safety and happiness of All a measure deliberately and justly described by a leading Republican senator As the Quot most infamous Bill that Ever crossed the threshold of the such a policy if sanctioned by Law would mean the dominance of a self perpetuating oligarchy of officeholders and the party first entrusted with its machinery could be dislodged from Power Only by an Appeal to the reserved right of the people to resist oppression which is inherent in All self governing communities. Two years ago this revolutionary policy was emphatically condemned by the people at the polls but in contempt of that verdict the Republican party has defiantly declared in its latest authoritative utterance that its Success in the coming elections will mean the enactment of the Force Bill and the usurpation of despotic control Over elections in All the states. Believing that the preservation of Republican government in the United is dependent upon the defeat of the policy of legalized Force and fraud we invite the support of All citizens who desire to see the Constitution maintained in its integrity with the Laws pursuant thereto which have Given our country a Hundred years of Prosperity and we pledge the democratic party if it be entrusted with Power not Only to the defeat of the Force Bill but also to relentless opposition to the Republican policy of profligate expenditure which in the Short space of two years has squandered an enormous surplus and emptied an overflowing Treasury after piling new burdens of taxation upon the already overtaxed labor of the country. Declaration for Tariff Reform. We denounce Republican Protection As a fraud on the labor of the great majority of the american people for the Benefit of the few. We declare it to be a fundamental principle of the democratic party that the Federal Clovern ment has no constitutional Power to impose and collect Torii duties except for the purposes of Revenue Only and we demand that the collection of such taxes shall be limited to the necessities of the government when honestly and economically administered. We denounce the Mckinley Tariff Law cd acted by the fifty first Congress As the culminating atrocity of class legislation we endorse the efforts made by the democrats of the present Congress to modify its most oppressive features in the direction of free raw materials and cheaper manufactured goods that enter into general consumption and we Promise its repeal As one of the Beneficent results that will follow the action of the people in in trusting Power to the democratic party. Since the in Mckinley Tariff went into operation there have been Teri reductions of the wages of Labouring men to one increase. We deny that there has been any increase of Prosperity to the country since that Tarioli went into Obiera Tion and we Point to the dullness and distress the wage reductions and strikes in the Iron Trade As the Best possible evidence that no such Prosperity resulted from the Mckinley act. We Call the attention of thoughtful americans to the fact that after thirty years of restrictive taxes against the importation of foreign wealth in Exchange for our agricultural surplus the Homes and farms of tie country have become burdened with a real estate mortgage debt of Over 500, 100,000, exclusive of All other forms of indebtedness that in one of the chief agricultural states of the West there appears a real estate mortgage averaging per capita of the total population and that similar conditions and tendencies Are shown to exist in the other agricultural exporting states. We denounce a policy which Fosters no Industry so much As it does that of the sheriff. The question of Trade reciprocity. Trade interchange on the basis of reciprocal advantages to the countries participating is a time honoured doctrine of the democratic Faith but we denounce the slim reciprocity which juggles with the people s desire for enlarged foreign markets and Freer exchanges by pretending to establish closer Trade relations for a country whose articles of Export Are almost exclusively agricultural products with other countries that Are also agricultural while erecting a custom House Barrier of prohibitive Tariff taxes against the richest countries of the world that stand ready to take our entire surplus of products and to Exchange therefor commodities which Are necessaries and comforts of life among our own people. Trust and combinations. We recognize in the trusts and combinations which Are designed to enable capital to secure More than its just share of the joint product of capital and labor a natural consequence of the prohibitive taxes which prevent the free Competition which is the life of honest Trade but we believe their worst evil can be abated by Law and we demand the rigid enforcement of the Laws made to prevent and control them together with such further legislation in restraint of their abuses As experience May show to be necessary. Lands Lor actual settlers. The Republican party while professing a policy of reserving the Public land for Small holdings by actual settlers has Given away the people s heritage until now a few Railroad and non resident aliens individual and corporate possess a larger area than that of All our farms Between the two seas. The last democratic administration reversed the improvident and unwise policy of the Republican party touching the Public Domain and reclaimed from corporations and , alien and Domestic and restored to the people nearly one Hundred million acres of valuable land to be Sac redly held As homesteads for our citizens and we pledge ourselves to continue this policy until every acre of land so unlawfully held shall be reclaimed and restored to the people. The coinage of Silver. We denounce the Republican legislation known As the Sherman act of 18<j0 As a cowardly makeshift fraught with possibilities of danger in the future which should make All of its supporters As Well As its author anxious for its speedy repeal. We hold to the use of both Gold and Silver As the Standard Money of the country and to the coinage of both Gold and Silver without discriminating against either Metal or charge for mintage but the Dollar unit of coinage of both metals must be of equal intrinsic and exchangeable value or be adjusted through International agreement or by such safeguards of legislation As shall insure the maintenance of the parity of the two metals and the equal Power of every Dollar at All times in the markets and in the payment of debts an4 we demand that All paper currency shall be kept at Par with and redeemable in such Coin. We insist upon this policy As especially necessary for the Protection of the Farmers and Labouring classes the first and most defenceless victims of unstable Money and a fluctuating currency. We recommend that the prohibitory l t per cent tax on state Bank issues be repealed. Reform of the civil service. Public office is a Public Trust. We reaffirm the declaration of the democratic National convention of 1876 for the Reform of the civil service and we Call for the honest enforcement of ail Laws regulating the same. The nomination of a president As in the recent Republican convention by delegations composed largely of his appointees holding office Ati his pleasure is a scandalous satire upon free popular institutions and a startling illustration of the methods by which a president May gratify his ambition. We denounce a policy under which Federal officeholders usurp control of party conventions in the St Tes and we pledge the democratic party to Reform these and All other abuses which threaten individual Liberty and local self government. An honorable foreign policy. The democratic party is the Only party that has Ever Given the country a foreign policy consistent and vigorous compelling respect abroad and inspiring Confidence at Home. While avoiding entangling alliances it has aimed to cultivate Friendly relations with other nations and especially with our neighbors on the american continent whose destiny is closely linked with our own and we View with alarm the tendency to a policy of irritation and bluster which is liable at any time to confront us with the alternative of humiliation or War. We favor the maintenance of a Navy Strong enough for All purposes of National defense and to properly maintain the Honor and dignity of the country abroad. Oppression in Russia and Ireland. This country has always been the Refuge of the oppressed from every land exiles for conscience Sake and in the spirit of the founders of our government we condemn the oppression practice by the russian government upon its russian and jewish subjects and we Call upon our National government in the interests of Justice and humanity by All right and proper Means to use its prompt and Best efforts to bring about a cessation of these cruel persecutions in the Dominion of the Czar and to secure to the oppressed equal rights. We tender our profound and Earnest sympathy to those lovers of Freedom who Are struggling for Home Rule and the great cause of local self government in Ireland. Restriction of immig ration. We heartily approve All legitimate efforts to prevent the United states from being used As the dumping ground for the known criminals and professional paupers of Europe and we demand the rigid enforcement of the Laws against chinese immigration and the importation of foreign workmen under contract to degrade american labor and Lessen its wages but we condemn and denounce any and All attempts to restrict the immigration of the industrious and worthy of foreign lands. Pensions for soldiers and sailors. This convention hereby Renews the expression of appreciation of the patriotism of the soldiers and sailors of the Union in the War for its preservation and we favor just and Liberal pensions for All disabled Union soldiers their widows and dependents hut we demand that the work of the pension office shall be done industriously impartially and honestly. We denounce the present administration As incompetent corrupt disgraceful and dishonest. At waterway improve ments. The of Al dial government a Oxild care for and improve tiie Mississippi River and other great Waterways of the Republic so As to secure Foi the Interior states easy and cheap trans sorta Tion to the tide water. When Quot any waterway of the Republic is of sufficient importance to demand the Aid of the government such Ai i Sli Ould be extended upon a definite plan of continuous work until permanent improvement is secured. The Nicaragua canal. In support of National defense and the promotion of Commerce Between the states we recognize the Early construction of the Nicaragua canal and its Protection against foreign control As of great importance to the United states. The Avold s fair. Recognizing the world s columbian exposition As a National under taking of vast importance in which the general government has invited the co operation of All the Powers of the world and appreciating the acceptance by Many of such Powers of the invitation so extended and the Broad and Liljedal efforts being made l y them to contribute to the grandeur of the undertaking we Are of opinion that Congress should make such Noce Sarv financial provision As shall be requisite to the maintenance of the National Honor and Public Faith. The common schools. Popular education being the Only Safe basis of popular suffrage we recommend to the several states most Liberal appropriation for the Public schools. Free common schools Are the Nursery of Good government and they have always received the fostering care of the democratic party which favors every Means of increasing intelligence. Freedom of education being an essential of civil and religious Liberty As Well As a necessity for the development of intelligence must not be interfered with under any pretext whatever. To Are opposed to state interference with parental rights and rights of conscience in tie education of children As an infringement of the fundamental democratic doctrine that the largest individual Liberty consistent with the rights of others insures the highest Type of american citizenship and the Best government. Admission of the territories. We approve the action of the present House of representatives in passing Bills for the admission into the Union As states the territories of new Mexico and Arizona and we favor the Early admission of All the territories having the necessary population and resources to entitle them to statehood and while they remain territories we hold that the officials appointed to administer the government of any territory together with the District of Columbia and Alaska should be Bona fide residents of the territory or District in which their duties Are to be performed. The democratic party believes in Home Rule and the control of their own affairs by the people of the Vic Inage. Protection of railway employees. We favor legislation by Congress and state Legislatures to protect the lives and limbs of railway employees and those of other hazardous transportation companies and denounce the inactivity of the Republican party and particularly the Republican Senate for causing the defeat of measures beneficial and protective to this class of wage workers. The sweating system. We Are in favor of the enactment by the states of Laws for abolishing the notorious sweating system for abolishing contract convict labor and for prohibiting the employment in factories of children under 15 years of age. Siim stuary Laws. We Are opposed to All sump uary Laws As an interference with the individual rights of the citizens. Upon this statement of principles and policies the democratic party asks the intelligent judgment of the american people. It asks a change of administration and a change of party in order that there May be a change of system and a change of methods thus assuring the maintenance unimpaired of institutions under which the Republic has grown great and powerful. Thebe Are few More rugged figures among the scotch scholars of the present generation than is prof. Blackie of Edinburgh. Though 83, he has never worn a pair of spectacles and for thirty years he had no need of medical advice. He attributes the vitality of his old age to his custom of living by an unvarying system and it is noteworthy that Oliver Quot Wendell Holmes who is of about the same age and equally Well preserved told an interviewer some time ago that his own Good health was due to his habit of living strictly by Rule even to the temperature of his Bath. It is interesting to know that prof. Blackie does not go to bed until the clock strikes 12. He rises at 7 30, and always after his midday meal he takes a s greatest Lake. Victor4 Nyanza insipid to the taste and infested with alligators. Ernest Gedge who has spent considerable time on and around Vicioria Nyanza has made some very interesting observations on the Lake which is the largest Lake in Africa. Although it has been visited by a number of explorers it is not very accurately mapped yet. Or. Gedge says the appearance of the Lake suggests the formation at some Remote period of a vast trough or Valley. The shores on the West Side give striking indications of that especially in a rage where the Cliffs Are perpendicular with deep water close inshore. Trothing on the Eastern or Southern shores suggests volcanic action. On the Northern Shore Are outcrops of lava blocks. The main visible sources of the water Supply Are from three Rivers which although discharging continually a certain amount of water into the Lake Are of no great size exc edit during the Rainy season and they appear to be totally inadequate to maintain the equilibrium of the Lake when it is considered that a Large volume is carried offo instantly by the Lle and that the loss through evaporation from so Large an area must be great. The new York Sun thinks it is probable therefore that the Lake arrives a great Deal of water from Springs. The Lake has great depth in places. The water is fresh and Clear although Ilat and a Psi i l to the taste. Fish Are numerous and Are caught mostly with Rod and line. Hipp Potami Are not very numerous As they confine themselves generally to the coasts and Rivers. Those that Are found in the Lake Are vicious and Are much Learod by the Cano Emen along the Northern shores who strange to say arc unable to swim. That is no doubt due largely to the fact that the Lake is infested with alligators and it is dangerous for anyone to enter its Waters. Cyclonic storms of great violence occur at certain seasons and Are dangerous to Small Craft. The storms occur usually at Daybreak. They Are accompanied by much Thunder and lightning. Following the coast line for a time they sweep across the Lake raising a tremendous sea and on several of or. Edge s journeys his party was in great Dantrer of swamping. One of the remarkable Phenomena he witnessed was the apparent tide that is observed at ii regular intervals the Waves coming in and overflowing the Beach in exactly the same Way As the tide on the seashore the Rise and fall lasting from a half hour to an hour or More. Tiv has occurred during a comparative Calm while at other times Aith Dukuh a Strong Gale was setting on Shore Gedge did not notice any did Terence in the Lake s level. Jle therefore thinks that the phenomenon is not attributable entirely to the wind backing up the water. Another curious feature is the periodical Rise and fall which according to the natives takes place every Twenty live years and is indicated by the water Marks on the stones. At the time of his visit the Lake was Between eight and nine feet below High water Mark and the people said that certain lands under cultivation would be flooded again in due season and that the Peninsula on which i Camp was pitched would become an Island. Similar changes of level have been noticed in Lake Tanganyika and Lake Nyassa and it is very desirable that continuous observations should be made in order to define the real character of the changes. Terrapin dinner. In preparing for a Terrapin dinner Given to a dozen friends at one of those Lovely sew York club houses where toasts and remarks were to enliven the Friendly occasion the gentleman who was to preside was planning his program and looking Over the list of guests came to the name of Rev. Dr.--. Quot i will Settle him Quot he said Quot by placing opposite his name a Blessing Quot the hour arrived with each guest ready for his seat his dinner and to give his part of the program. The toastmaster had been somewhat anxious that the Blessing should be Short and not add too much solemnity to the occasion. The Rev. Or. Was a stranger to him and he Felt unacquainted wet h the minister s style but took great Comfort in knowing that the quiet spell would come first and enough wit and laughter would follow to enliven All present. Imagine the feeling of the Host when in response to his request that Rev. Or. Would ask Grace with bowed Heads and spirits All present listened to the words Quot of lord we do thank thee for cherubim Seraphim and Terrapin press. How politics affects japanese women feminine interest in elections is Strong enough in our own country but the most enthusiastic american woman would hardly follow her convictions so far As her japanese sister. Mrs. Ishijima Saz Asemou living in the Nagano District was so affected by her husband voting for the wrong candidate that she dressed herself in White As a sign of mourning retired to a store room and Cut her Throat with a sword
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