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LANOASTEii DAU.Y INTELLIGENCER FRIDAY. APRIL 30, 1880.
FEID AY EVENING. APBIL. 30, 1880.
A Free Convention.
The most important work of the Dem
ocratic state convention, of course, was
its honorable and reasonable and entirely
satisfactory settlement of the Philadel
phia troubles. Thereby there are gained
net only a single organization of the
party there, united action among all its
elements, and an improved character of
the personnel of these in charge and of
these sent te represent it in conventions ;
but with the subsidence of factional
spirit and personal strife there comes an
end te these unhappy divisions through
out the state. The contests in Philadel
phia superinduced these of greater or
less foundation and moment in ether
parts of the state, a contemptible and
unblushing attempt even having been
made te steal three seats from the upper
district of Lancaster county. Of course,
such reputable and fair men as composed
the committee of six at once " sat
down" en this scheme and unanimously
dismissed it before the case of the sitting
members was half heard ; but in the heat
of a factional fight in u committee en
credentials, somebody might have been
found te give countenance te the at
temptel swindle. If Philadelphia here
after comes te the state convention with
out contest, as the peace commission
must endeavor te see that she does, the
rural districts will give us little trouble,
and the circumstance that has hitherto
inflicted most disgrace, most bitterness
and most roughness in Democratic state
conventions will be avoided.
In the selection of its temporary and
permanent chairmen, the choice of dele
gates and electors at large, the chairman
eC the state committee, and the recom
mendation by Mr. Scott of Mr. lless for
member of the national committee, there
was an earnest attempt te realize
in full measure the scope and
purpose of the compromise measures
and te recognize the eminent merits of
distinguished Democrats representing
all hitherto conflicting interests. The
members of the convention seemed te
make an honest effort te find a plaster
for every sere.
The resolutions reported and adopted
with unanimity are substantially these
of last year. They go te the core of vital
Democratic issues, especially these of
nearest and dearest concern te the honor
of our commonwealth. While the reso
lutions touching national issues are
crisp, sound and well-worthy of formu
lation by the national convention, it was
proper that a state convention, nominat
ing a state ticket, should make unmis
takable deliverance en questions which
recent events especially have brought
into the foreground of public interest
The debate and vote en the unit rule
speak for themselves. It was the one
square issue in the convention. The vote
was close and the tally is even disputed.
But Mr. Wallace says freely that even
had it prevailed by the slender majority
that is claimed for it, he would have been
by no means satisfied.
Frem the close vote en it in the com
mittee 2e for and 23 against it and its
defeat in the open convention, as
well as from the emphatic voting down
of a Hancock resolution by .14 te 115, it
can be seen that the temper of the dele
gates was emphatically for a free con cen con
ventien,against instructions, and against
the unit rule the position exactly that
this journal has steadily maintained from
the beginning of the present contest and
for years before its inception.
As te the actual vote en the unit rule,
which the Harrisbug Patriot charges
was " falsified " by " pimps and thieves "
acting as clerks, we have the assurance
of Mr. P. C. Hammer, one of the clerks,
than whom the party in the state has no
mere highly respected and accredited
member, that it was fairly tallied and
announced ; and Mr. Begert, of Luzerne,
who favored the unit rule and tallied
also as a clerk,confirms this statement. It
was upon his and Mr. Hammer's agree
ment that Mr. Monaghan announced the
Fortunately neither Mr. Randall nor
Mr. Wallace was a candidate for any
position. The direction given te the
convention raised it far above their per
sonal rivalries, if any exist ; and their
political advantage or disadvantage is
dwarfed besides the higher consideration
of a party freed from faction and deliv
ered from any and all personal domina
tion. Mr. Randall is greatly strength
ened, however, and Mr. Wallace corres
pondingly weakened, by the fact that the
speaker weeks age concurred in, while
the senator held out against, the meas
ures which have received'ence and for
all their party's approval.
Any attempt te give the result a spe
cial presidential significance is absurd.
The convention simply declared against
all such attempts in whatever interest.
Every candidate has friends en the dele
gation te Cincinnati, and every interest
will have a hearing ; but we knew ex
actly and thoroughly whereof we affirm
when wejsay that from 20 te 25 members
of it are exactly en the platform which
was laid down at the beginning, and will
be adhered te te the end by the national
delegates from Lancaster county, who
WILL, GO TO CINCINNATI UNPLEDGED
TO AXY INTEKEST, UNCOMMITTED TO
ANY MAX OK AXY " MAN'S MAN."
That beard of pardons has been itch
ing for an excuse te pardon Kemble and
his fellows, and finds it in the declara
tion that the court overstepped its au
thority in sending them te the peniten
tiary for a year. Te step se great a wrong
the beard recommends their pardon be
fore they get te the penitentiary, and
when they have had but ten days of the
Harrisburg jail. As Attorney Genera
Palmer is under surgical treatment
in Wilkesbarre, the action of the
beard must have been taken without
his presence, though it is impossible te
conceive that it would venture te release
these men en a legal quibble, without
the sanction of the attorney general. We
.presume therefore that he has given it.
It is a great shame that justice should
be se mocked as it has been in this re
lease. Our state was receiving applause
all ever the country for the just treat
ment of these criminals and le ! new we
are once mere a laughing stock.
The state convention was very happy
in its choice of state officers. In the
mere exciting matters that claimed its
attention there was little opportunity te
press the ciaims of candidates for these
positions, although in fact the filling of
them was the most important work the
convention had te de. Who shall rep
resent us at Cincinnati is of . much less
consequence than te secure a geed judge
en the supreme bench. There was, how hew
ever, no scramble for this position, and
in view of the result it may be considered
te be a fortunate thing that the zeal of
the delegates was engaged in the contest
ever the delegates te the convention. If
they had nothing else but the state offices
te fill the struggle for them would
possibly have resulted in filling them
with peer material. The nomination for
judge came te Mr. Jenks unsolicited and
solely because of his recognized ability.
He established a national reputation as
a lawyer by his argument before the elec
toral commission, which was notable for
its strength, precision and eloquence.
Mr. Jcnks had served in but one
Congress, but in that brief time estab.
lished such a reputation among his asso
ciates as te be chosen as one te argue the
case of the Democratic candidate for
president and he abundantly justified the
confidence reposed in him. There is no
question en any hand as te his eminent
fitness te fill the place he has new been
made a candidate for, and it is with
great pleasure that we enter the political
battle of the year with se undoubted a
claim te the suffrage of the people.
Cel. Dechert is a worthy associate fur
his distinguished colleague. There would
have been no mistake made, whoever of
the two candidates had been chosen for
auditor general. Mr. Herrick would
have been perfectly unexceptionable and
was only defeated by the exceptional
popularity of Cel. Dechert with the
Philadelphia delegates, all factions of
whom rallied te his support. He has long
been prominent in the politics of the state,
though he is net yet thirty-eight years
old. He was a soldier all through the
war, and en the strength of his record
was sent te the state Senate ten years
age. Fer a number of years he was the
assistant of the district attorney of Phil
adelphia, and in every place he has oc
cupied he has acquitted himself credit
ably, and has always had the esteem of a
very large number of friends and ac
quaintances well merited by his geed sense
and urbanity. He has always borne him
self as a gentleman, which is a very
great deal te say of one who gees down
into the struggles of Philadelphia poli
tics, in which it is as hard te mingle and
be clean as te touch pitch and net be de
filed. But there lias never been a stain
en Beb Dechert, and he appears before
the people of the state as a candidate for
the important office of auditor general
with a record for integrity that is fire
proof. MINOR TOPICS.
Mn. Cassidt comes te the front as a
possiblecandidate for United States sena
tor. Arkansas instructs for Grant and Cali
fornia declares for Blaine. Beth will de"
clare for the Democratic nominee in No
vember. " Hi: has spoken scornfully of Mr. Glad
stone," is given as the reason for the pro
posed removal of Count Karalyi, Austrian
ambassador at Londen.
Ox the sixty-second anniversary of the
birth of the Czar (which occurred yester
day), six thousand persons were te be
either delivered from imprisonment or re
leased from the supervision of the police.
Nobody thought of continuing Geerge
W. Miller as chairman of the state com
mittee. Harrhburg Patriot. And nobody
except the editor of the Patriot thought of
B. F. Meyers' s candidacy for the position.
Everyredy seems te be in favor of
continuing the two-thirds rule, te the end
that no Democrat shall be nominated for
president who has the unending opposition
of a third of its representatives.
judge began life at
nominee for supreme
a carpenter's bench,
but when he appeared with the most emi
nent lawyers in the country before the
electoral commission it was admitted that
he made the best speech of them all.
The Cincinnati Gazette, a Republican
organ with a status, slaps Blaine and Grant
both in the face with the icy assurance
that " no third termer or railroad jobber "
will answer as a Republican candidate in
that state, should the Democrats nominate
Henry B. Payne for president.
Tin: Chambershurg Valley Spirit says :
"If the Democracy should be in actual
need of a 'dark horse' te help them pull
through let Judge Jcrc. S. Black be har
nessed. He has the power of the draught
horse with all the grace and speed of the
The bill introduced by Mr. Ingalls in
the United States Senate yesterday pro
vides for an officer in the treasury de
partment te be known as " commissioner
of accounts," whose salary shall be $0,000
a year and whose business it shall be te
prepare a system of accounts and se en for
A gavel is te be made for the use of
the chairman of the Chicago convention
out of a piece of swamp oak taken from a
sill in the Lincoln mansion. A stalwart
Grant contemporary thinks this is singu
larly appropriate, for no one doubts that
Lincoln would have been elected te a third
term had he lived.
LOUISIANA DAItKUY DITTY,
Streak e' lightnin' fe' miles long,
Seme dese days KWinc hit him,
InK'fiOll sins anuilclcr song.
When de debbil git him !
Debbil watch fe'sich as him.
Ketch him in his cellar:
Cheke him back and hit him " him :
Butt him till he holler !
Debbil Stan' up 'kitnbe straight,
Laugh at IngVell prancin ;
Stan' him in a red-het plate
Pat while Beb's a-dancin !
Before the war, under the slave system,
the average yield of cotton en the famous
Sea Islands, near Charleston, S. C, was
from eighty te one hundred pounds an
acre. Under the new system and with free
labor the average production te the acre
nas ucen increased irem eighty te two
hundred and fifty pounds, and some of the
planters last year made a net profit of 6100
In the " make-up " of the Philadelphia
troubles Sam Josephs and Bill McMulHn
should net have been made delegates te
Cincinnati. Better men should have been
put te the front. But from the showing
of scarred faces and bullet-headed heelers
in both Philadelphia delegations te tl e
convention it must be inferred that the
Philadelphia Democracy has a large share
of them, and that they demand representa
tion" and no taxation.
At a caucus of Canadian Liberals, yester
day Edward Blake was chosen leader of
Gen. McClellan is the subject of the
Times prcsidcntal portrait te-day, and a
great many people gaze en theso features
with affection and hope.
Miss Annie Louise Caky made a flying
visit te her Maine home last Saturday.
After the Cincinnati festival she will go te
Europe with frieuds en a vacation of three
or four months for perfect rest.
Mr. Bakiiet Browning, the only child
of the poet by his wife, Elizabeth Barret
Browning, is a premising artist, and has
painted four pictures which are te be ex
hibited in Louden at the Gresvener gal
lery. Before the select committee of the Heuse
te investigate the alleged attempt te cor
ruptly influence Representative Springer,
Mr.Springer himself yesterday reviewed at
length the circumstances of the case. Mr.
Finlcy was examined and said that he never
heard of the annoymeus letter.
Chaiilky Backus, the popular comedian
of the San Francisce minstrels, became in
volved in a quarrel at New Havan, Conn.,
with "Governer" Ad Ryman, the stump
orator. The result was that Ryman hit
Backus in the eye with atumbler,cutting it
Tennyson, who leeks "old and ex
hausted," is said recently te have told a
story of a drunken man whom he met
reeling along the read. The fellow came
up te him and said : " Mr. Tennyson, if
you shake hands with me I swear by Ged
Almighty I won't touch liquor again."
The poet shook hands as requested, but
afterward remarked dryly, " I am afraid I
didn't de any geed."
J. M. C. Rank, esq., of Scranton, is
being brought out as a Democratic candi
date for Congress in that district.
A young man named Jehn Leng, of
Shamokin, 18 years old, died very sudden
ly Wednesday afternoon in Mt. Carmel
shaft after finishing his day's work, while
walking te the bottom of the air shaft.
Luke Kane and Jehn Tully, jr., get
drunk and paid a visit te the house of
Jehn Schmidt, near Olean, in the oil re
gions. The family had retired and the
men awakened them. Kane made an at
tack en Schmidt and was beating him se
verely, when Schmidt's son picked up a
musket and shot Kane dead.
Godfrey Ansel, a wealthy farmer of
Bcaver township, Clarien county, went te
Edcnburg en Wednesday during the day
and managed te get very drunk. At night
he started for home, about two miles dis
tant. On the way he stepped at the house
of his son David and began te break some
farming utensils with a sledge hammer.
David who was in bed, get up and dressed
and tried te quiet his father. He took his
arm and proceeded te lead him home.
They had gene but a short distance when
the father drew a pocket knife with a blade
five inches long and plunged the blade
into his son's side. The son died and the
father was arrested. His age is 03 years.
LATEST NEWS BY MAIL.
Base ball yesterday : At Worcester,
Mass. Baltimore, 2 ; Worcester, 5. At
Albany Albany, 3 ; Trey City, 1.
A Portuguese gunboat is about te sail
for Macao, which is thought te pretend
war between Portugal and China.
A storm wrecked two houses in Colum
bia, S. C, yesterday, and a colored woman
and three children were injured seriously.
The people of Wardeak and Legar at
tacked Gen. Ress en Sunday. After a
severe engagement the enemy was com
pletely dispersed, leaving twelve hundred
dead en the field.
At a meeting of the ways and means
committee of the Heuse, in Washington,
yesterday, the section of the "hoop-iron "
bill, imposing a duty of 33 per cent, ad
valerem en hoop iron was agreed te. The
entire list new stands approved by the
At a meeting of the beard of trustees of
the Atlantic and Pacific telegraph com
pany in New Yerk yesterday, the follow
ing officers were elected for the ensuing
year : President, A. B. Chandler ; Secre
tary, William II. Baker ; Treasurer, Ed
ward B. Fowler.
THE BANKER'S DAUGHTER
Who Has Had Twe Kiiceuntcrs With
As Miss Flera Doty, youngest daughter
of Lconidas Det', the wealthy banker of
Buffalo, N. Y., who lives in Delaware
avenue, was walking aleug that avenue,
near Tupper street, she saw a well dressed
young man approaching her. Miss Doty
carried a well filled purse in her hand, one
of the fashionable pattern, suspended from
a handle. As the two were about te pass
each ether, the young man seized the purse
and attempted te jerk it from her hand.
Miss Doty was plucky, and instead of sur
rendering her purse she clung tenaciously
te the handle. The young man also held
en, and in attempting te wrest the purse
from her hand, Miss Doty was roughly
handled and the purse was forced open,
allowing the bank notes and silver te fall
upon the flagstones. The bold thief then
released his held and darted through Tup
per street, and was seen lest te sight. He
Miss Doty had a similar experience in
New Yerk several years age while in
company with her mother and her sister.
Mrs. Westcrvelt, of New Yerk. The ladies
were walking in 21st street, near Gramercy
park, when two men came up behind
them. Mrs. Doty was next te the fence,
and all were engaged in conversation. The
two men passed the ladies, ene en either
side, aud as one passed Mrs. Doty he seized
ner watcn chain, gave it a yank, and
darted away. The chain was broken from
the fastening at the neck and at the
watch in the belt. The charms and
parts of the chain jingled en the side
walk. The action of the bold thief was
seen by Miss Doty, and as he darted away
she gave chase. The thief ran fast, but
Miss Doty was equally fleet, and she kept
him in sight forabeut two squares. Then
the villain leaped into a sewer trench
where men were at work, and, seizing a
shovel began work as though he belonged
there. Miss Doty called a policeman who
was passing, told him the story and iden
tified the thief. He and his acemplice
were arrested and arraigned in the Jeffer Jeffer
eon market police ceuit. Beth men were
tried, the robber getting twenty years and
the accomplice ten years in the state pris
on. It was a plucky thing for Miss Doty
te de and for a time gave her much un
THE. END REACHED.
ADJOURNMENT OF THE CONVENTION.
Speeches for and Against the Unit Bale Its
Defeat aud an untrammeled Delega
tion Sent te Cincinnati.
Geerge A. Jenks for Supreme Judge R. P.
Dechert for Auditor General Dele
gates te the National Conven
tion, and Electors.
In the Democratic state convention, yes
terday, Win. H. Sewden, of Lehigh, from
the miuerity committee, offered a substi
tute for the last resolution striking out
that portion relating te the unit rule. The
previous question was called by Mr. Sow Sew
den, when Senater Wallace arose and de
manded te be heard. He spoke as fol fel
"Is it possible that in a Democratic
convention, en a great principle, the gag
law is te be applied ? I am astounded at
the Democracy of a man who will attempt
te call for the previous question upon the
principle involved in that preposition. Is
it Democratic in any man te undertake te
call the previous question upon a question
of principle? Applause. Sir, this is a
convention of Democrats, representing
400,000 of the Democracy, who people
every hill and every valley, and live
by every rill and stream in our bread
old commonwealth. Applause. I come
te speak for them. I come te speak for
the integrity of my state. I come te speak
for the majesty of her people, and te de
mand applause that her voice, when pro
claimed in the national councils, shall be
heard with the majesty and the power that
belongs te her. Applause and cheering.
I come, sir, te bring te this convention the
memories of the past te call up the fact
that from the first inception of Democratic
conventions, the unit rule has been the
rule of the Democracy, except in two mem
orable instances. The first was the in
stance of 18G0, when without the unit rule
the delegates from this great common
wealth entered a steampship at Baltimore
and quarreled with each ether until they
get into Charleston, and continued it there
and until it ended in Baltimore in disrup
tien and disunion. Applause. If
the Democracy of Pennsylvania at
that very hour had acted unitedly,
and as one voice, the influence of the Key
stone state en the country would then have
saved us a civil war. Applause. The
second instance of failure te adept the unit
rule came in 1872, when there was an at
tempt te place upon the ticket a man who
is net a Democrat when Herace Greeley
was nominated ; and when you, sir, and i
voted in the convention against his nomin
ation applause, and voted for that illus
trious and talented citizen of our own
state, the Hen. J. S. Black. Applause.
With the memories of these two instances
of disaster before the Democracy of Penn
sylvania, I rise up here te plead for the
unity of our state delegation ; and I come
here te plead that no trading delegation be
sent te Cincinnati. I come te plead that
we go there as a unit and cast our votes
with solid majesty and power. Applause.
" I trust the amendment will net be
adopted, but that the Democracy will fol fel
low in the path it has always trodden,
casting its vote solidly for these whom the
majority of the delegation may select."
Mr. Sewden followed :
" The gentleman who has just taken his
scat should be the last one te make se
harsh an accusation against your humble
servant, se far as the application of the
gag rule is concerned. Applause. There
is no one in this body ever experienced the
harsh applicatieu of this rule mere severe
ly than myself in the Erie convention.
Applause. I am willing te meet the
honorable gentleman in his august majesty
upon the fleer of this convention upon the
principle applause involved in my propo prepo
sition. I called for the previous question
simply out of deference te the majority of
the committee, which I represented as a
member of the minority and because of
the great anxiety of all the members I
take it, who have been here from a dis
tance, and staying here for several days
awaiting an amicable and harmonious
adjustment of our difficulties, in order
that we might go home united and
ready te meet and combat our com
mon enemy. Applause. I call for
the previous question, net because we
feared the question of principle, but be
cause the adoption of this amendment will
give perfect equality and local independ
ence te every gentleman in the delegation
sent from this state. The gentleman has
seen fit net only te intimate but te say that
the course would be un-Democratic, carried
out in this way. He has referred te my
Democracy. Sir, by my Democracy I
never held public place. Applause. The
question new is before this convention ;
and are wc te be told, for the sake of har
mony, that because perchance the great
state of New Yerk, independent in its sov
ereignty from our own glorious common
wealth, has seen lit te err, therefore wc
shall err. I have seen the application
of that doctrine before. When our sister
state of Ohie erred in her policy en the
question of finance, Pennsylvania unfor
tunately followed in her foetsops and met
with defeat. Applause. Then let us
new, as an independent sovereignty, exer
cise the power and independence that we
rightly have en the part of our state.
Applause. It is te be said that if I am,
perchance, chosen as a delegate te the
Cincinnati convention aud my people in
their congressional representation see fit
te advocate a great warrior or a distin
guished civilian from within her borders,
that I shall be compelled te vote for an
other man and be denied the right of free
dom of choice ? Great applause. Arc wc
te be held down by the iron heel of despo
tism, which was se successfully applied by
the cavalier of the opposition party. Ap
plause. Are wc te be held down by the
4 unit ' rule. Is our right of choice te be
denied? Arc our several constituencies
te be denied the right of representation
upon the fleer of the Cincinnati
convention by the adoptieii of this tyranni
cal unit rule ? Applause, and shouts of
' Ne, no.' I hope net. I think it is un un
Dcmecratic te think of such a course, be
lieving as wc de in our magnificent theory
of local self-government. As I leek at it
we are independent, and net te be tied
down by ' the majesty of a delegation.'
Is it right is it incumbent upon us is it
a matter of principle with us that wc be
net allowed te individually speak, act and
vote ? Then de we want te prevent speak
ing en this point ? Ne ! We arc ready te
meet the issue squarely, and in the inter
ests of harmony, geed will and peace. This
is shown all around us. arid I am proud te
see this spirit, and that it has been ' deter
mined with such unanimity in the comrait cemrait
mittec net te threw any fire brands into
this convention, Cries of 'Question,
question,' and 'Ge en, go en.' All I
had intended te say I have said, and I new
hope the question will be put."
Next came R. M. Gibsen, of Pittsburgh.
"Mr. Chairman Allew an old man,
who has never been in mere than one con
vention before in his life and I don't
kuew that I will ever come down te a con cen con
vcutien again laughter te say some
thing about this thing. If there is anything
in this world that the Democratic masses
dislike,it is wearing somebody else's cellar.
Applause. Yeu knew I never held any
office. I don't want office ; I don't want
any official position for any of my kindred,
nor de they want any my Ged, ain't I a
happy man. Laughter aud applause. 1
But I touch elbows with the masses, I
and I tell you there is net a locality I
where they would net agree with the
delegate if he would net be held
by the unit rule, though 10,000 con
tentions instructed . him. Applause.
They will agree te abide by the action of a
convention whose verdict settles all such
things as te national nominations, but for
Ged Almighty's sake, don't trouble their
delegates before they go there. Ap
plause. 1 am here te cast my vote
against the unit rule applause, and
every man I represent will net allow him
self te be cellared by it. But when the
convention meets and nominations are
regularly made every man I represent,
if the devil himself were nominated,
would expect te help te make a geed cam
paign ; and I would exert myself for him,
tee. Applause, principally from the gal
leries. But don't swing these command
ing clubs at us new. Let us hare a free
light, and vote like freemen, without any
body stepping us." Laughter.
Hen. R. M. Spcer then spoke.
"Let us see where we are. The com
mittee have reported in favor of the two
thirds rule in the national convention, and
in favor of the unit rule by the Pennsyl
vania delegation. New, my learned
friend from Lehigh Mr. Sewden says
wc are a unit en the two-third rule, but he
opposed our being a unit as a whole.
Laughter. Who send the delegates te
the national convention new but the dis
tricts? Several voices, the people,
the people. Hew de they de it? They
send them te the state convention. The
state convention reviews their cre
dentials. It ratifies their election
as delegates here, and after that has
been done the committee prepares and
makes a report. New in connection with
the higher convention de you want te go
as the delegate of a thousand men, of a
little country cross-reads, was represent
ing this grand old state? Let us speak as
a state! Applause. Whether our voices
at Cincinnati shall be given for that man
who carried this country in 1870, and was
prevented by fraud from taking his scat,
or be given for that great man who was a
here in war, I care uet Applause.
Let us de what is right by standing sol
idly together. Let us net dishonor our
state, but without division let it be known
that we are unitedly for the interests of
our great commonwealth first, and for her
"Wc had a great fight when I was a much
younger man than I am te-day in the con
vention which nominated James Buchanan
the only man we have had in the presiden
tial chair, and who has gene te the jroed
man's reward peace te his ashes. That
success, was accomplished by union.
"I de net think it is riylit te say or act
much here en gag law. If people arc
favorable te a person let us support him
heartily without raising this cry. I am
for fairness te the honorable gentlemen en
both sides of this convention, and for the
best interests of our great state. Then
whatever may be the action of the cenven
tien let it be adopted with a feeling of
right andjusticc te all parties, and with
out occasion for any cry of gag law.
As te the remarks of the gentleman from
Lehigh (Mr. Sewden) who says he has
never held place, that does net imply that
he never wanted it, or would have it."
Laughter and applause.
Speaker Randall arose, took off his over
coat, and proceeded te speak.
Mr. Chairman : I will detain the conven
tion but a moment. There is no man who
will make mere personal or political sacri
fices than I will te secure unity and har
mony applause, but we want that unity
aud harmony which comes from the head
and heart. Applause. We de net want unity
that comes from the ceercieve power of a
bare majority of the people who send us te
represent them at the national convention,
(applause.) I believe that this delegation,
when sent te the national convention, will
exercise such discretion that they will be
united in their action without any such
agency as is proposed te be made use of in
this convention. And therefore I
hope, with great deference te the gentle
man who has spoken in favor of this union
of vote under the coercive rule, that it
will net prevail in this convention. Ap
plause. The great question is en the fun
damental right of this convention te coerce
delegates from the respective congressional
districts of the state, te stifle the views of
their constituencies and misrepi escnt them
through foreign power, and through an
agency that has never done anything but
te distract and bring discord, and tee efteu
The vote resulted 125 ayes te 122 ' nees
en the preposition te strike off the unit
The platform was then adopted without
the unit rule. It is as fellows :
The selection of four delcgatcs-at-largc
te the national convention was next iu or
der. Mr. Yaux named liens. W. S. Stcngcr,
of Franklin, and W. L. Scott, of Erie.
Mr. T. J. Bargcr, of Philadelphia,
named Hens. Lewis C. Cassidy, of Phila
delphia, and II. Milten Spcer, of Hunting-
There being nd ethers named these gen
tlemen were declared the choice of the
convention for lelegates-at-large.
Fer elcctors-at-Iarge liens. Rebert E.
Monaghan, of Chester, and W. H. Play
ford, of Fayette, were named.
A delegate then named Mr. James P.
Barr, of Pittsburgh. Mr. Monaghan at
tempted te withdraw, but he was net per
mitted te de se, and was unanimously
The ayes and nees were then called for
the remaining elector at large, aud Mr.
Playford was elected by a vote of 133A te
The following named gentlemen were
placed in nomination for the supreme
bench : Hens. Gee. A. Jenks, of Jeffersen;
Pearson Church, Crawford ; E. J. Fex,
Northampton ; James Bredin. Butler.
The vote as announced steed :
Fex 77 I Church 9
Jenks 137 Bredin 5
The chair announced that Hen. Geerge
A. Jenks, of Jeffersen, is the nominee of
the Democratic party for supreme judge.
Mr. Rebert A. Packer, of Bradford, then
placed the name of Edward Herrick, esq.,
of Bradford county, in nomination for
Mr. Richard Yaux nominated Cel. R. P.
Dechert, of Philadelphia. The roll was
called and the vote steed :
Dcchci t 133 Herrick 83
Mr. James, of Northampton, said that
as a fitting close te the work of peace and
harmony, he moved that Hen. Andrew II.
Dill be named as the chairman of the state
committee. Mr. Dill was elected by accla
mation. Hen. AY. L. Scott, of Erie, proposed Mr.
Geerge Ress, of Bucks, for member of the
national executive committee, but Mr.
Hay protested that that selection should
be made by the delegation te Cincinnati.
Mr. Scott then moved that the name of
3Ir. Ress be recommended for member of
the national committee, but the conven
tion refused te entertain the motion.
After the chairman had requested that
the names of the state committee be handed
in te the secretaries the convention ad
journed sine die.
Following is a list of the national dele
gates and electors chosen :
Delegation te Cincinnati.
At-largc Lewis C. Cassidy, R. 31.
Speer, W. S. Stcngcr, W. L. Scott.
First District Geerge McGewau, Dal
Second Jehn R. Read, Rebert P. Dech
ert. Third Themas J. Barger, William Mc
Mullin. Fourth Henry S. Donahue, Samuel
Fifth Frederick Gerker, Edwin II.
Sixth (Chester and Delaware) J. L.
Forwood, J. B. Baker.
Seventh (Montgomery, etc.) Harman
Yerkes, J. Wright Apple.
Eighth (Berks) Daniel Ermentrout
Themas D. Fister.
Ninth (Lancaster) W. LT. Heusel, B. J.
Tenth (Northampton and Lehigh)
William H. Sewden, Henrv W. Scott.
Eleventh (Columbia, etc.) David Low Lew
enberg, R.. S. Staples.
Twelfth (Luzerne and Lackawanna)
R. Bruce Ricketts, F. J. Fitzsimraens.
Thirteenth (Schuylkill) James B.
Reilly, James Ellis.
Fourteenth (Dauphin, etc.) B. F.
Meyers, Grant Weidman.
Fifteenth (Bradford, etc.) Rebert A.
Packer, L. Grarapf.
Sixteenth (Lycoming, etc.) Jehn J.
Metzgcr, nenry Sherwood.
Seventeenth (Blair, etc.) Augustus S.
Landis, Wm. J. Baer.
Eighteenth (Franklin, etc.) C. M. Dun
can, u. M. Crawlerd.
. Nineteenth (Yerk, etc.) Chauncev F.
Black, Wm. McShcrrv.
Twentieth (Clearfield, etc.) Edward
Bigler, J. A. Casanovas.
Twenty-first Edgar Cowan, Charles E.
Twenty-secend (Allegheny) Malcolm
nay, C. F. McKenna.
Twenty-third (Pittsburgh) Jehn B.
Larkin, Dr. E. A. Weed.
Twenty-fourth ( Washington, etc.) Gee.
W. Miller, Wm. Gorden.
Twenty-fifth (Clarien, etc.) J. B. Knox,
G. A. Jenks.
Twenty-sixth (JIereer,etc.) J. B. Braw
ley, Livingston McQuisten.
Twenty-seventh (Erie, etc.) Geerge A.
Allen, H. B. Plummer.
At-large R. E. Monaghan, W. II. Play
E. A. Pue.
J. M. Campbell.
Jehn N. Mellct.
Nathan C. James.
James G. McSparren.
Dr. Alfred J. Martin.
P. J. Birmingham.
II. E. Davis.
Geerge A. Pest.
A. M. Benten.
J. P. Linten.
Cel. Jno. S. Miller.
J. O. Saxton.
C. N. Bewers.
J. A. J. Buchanan.
Rebert M. Gibsen.
Harry W. Wilsen.
J. Ress Thompson.
Resolved First That the Democrats of
Pennsylvania, in convention assembled,
renew our vows of fidelity te the
fundamental principles proclaimed and
practiced by the illustrious men who
settled our free institutions and founded
the Democratic party te protect and pre
Second That the just powers of the
federal union, the rights of the states, and
the liberties of the people, are vital parts
of ene harmonious system, and te save
each part in its whole, constitutional vigor
is te "save the life of the nation."
Third That the Democratic party main
tains, as it ever has maintained, that the
military are and ought te be in all things
subordinate te civil authorities. It denies,
as it ever has denied, the right of the
federal administration te keep en
feet, at the general expense, a standing
army te invade the states for political pur
poses, without regard te constitutional re
strictions, te control the people at the polls,
te protect and encourage fraudulent counts
of votes, or te inaugurate candidates re
jected by the majority.
Fourth That the right te a free ballet
is the right preservative of all rights and
the only means of peacefully redressing
grievances and reforming abuses. The pres
ence at the polls of a regular military force
and of a host of hireling officials, claiming
the power te arrest and imprison citizens
without warrant or hearing, destroys
all freedom of elections and upturns
the very foundation of self-government.
We call upon all iroed citizens te aid us in
preserving our institutions from destruc
tion by these imperial methods of super
vising the right of suffrage and
coercing the popular will ; in keep,
ing the way te the ballet box open
and free, as it was te our fathers ; in re
moving the army te a safe distance when
they assemble te express their sovereign
pleasure at the polls ; and in securing
obedience te their will when legally ex
pressed by their votes.
Fifth That Rutherford B. Hayes, hav
ing been placed in power against the well
known and legally expressed will of the
people, is the representative of a con
spiracy only, and his claim of right te sur
round the ballet boxes with troops aud
deputy marshals te intimidate and ob eb ob
structrclccters, and his unprecedented use
of the veto te maintain this,isau insult and
a menace te the country.
Sixth That the Democratic party, as of
old, favors a constitutional currency of
geld and silver and of paper convertible
into cc in.
Seventh Wc are opposed te the system
of subsidies by the general government
under which during the period of Republi
can ascendency political rings and corpora
tions pi efited at the people's expense, and
te any appropriations of public money or
public credit te any object but the pub
lic service. The reforms and economies
enforced by the Democratic party since its
advent te power in Congress have saved te
the people many millions of dollars, and
we believe that alikc result would fellow
its restoration te power in the state of
Eighth That the Democratic party, be
ing the natural friend of the workingman,
and having throughout its history steed
between him and oppression, renews its
expression of sympathy with labor and its
premise of protection te its rights.
Ninth That we leek with alarm and
apprehension upon the pretensions of the
great transportation companies te be
above the fundamental law of this com
monwealth, which governs all else within
our borders, and until they accept the con
stitution of 1873 in geed faith they remain
the objects of the utmost vigilance and
jealousy by the Legislature and people.
Tenth That the recent attempt under
personal direction of ruling Repub
lican leaders te debauch the Legislature
by wholesale bribery and te take
from the commonwealth four million
dollars for which its liability had never
been ascertained, is fresh and alarming
evidence of the aggressiveness of
political rings and should receive the
signal condemnation of the people at the
Eleventh. That the great fraud of 1370
77, by which upon a false count of the
electoral vote, a man was seated in the
presidential chair who had net been
elected, and for the first time in Ameri
can history the will of the people was set
aside under a threat of military force,
was the most deadly blew ever aimed at
our system of representative government.
Te preserve the country from the horrors
of a second civil war the Dcmecraticparty
submitted, in firm and patriotic faith that
the people would peacefnlly redress the
great wrong and signally rebuke the crime
when they should come te vote in 18S0.
That issue precedes and dwarfs every ether.
It imposes a mere sacred duty upon the
people of the Union than ever addressed
the consciences of a nation of freemen.
Resolved, That the Pennsylvania Demec
racy s delegates te thc-natienal convention
are instructed te oppose the abrogation of
the two-thirds rule.
THE REAL OUTCOME.
Just What the Convention Did. Why and
Xew Yerk Sun Specials. V
The Hen. A. U. Dill, defeated candidate 1
for governor in 1878, was elected tempor
ary chairman by acclamation. Ne com
mittee en credentials was needed and the
committee en organization by common
consent reported from the fleer, making
the Hen. Rebert E. Monaghan permanent
chairman without a dissenting vote. He
is a man of very high character. He led
the fierce and successful light against the
salary grab at Wilkesbarre in 1873. He
presided ever the state convention at Lan
caster iu 1870, which hissed Sam Josephs
out of the hall, and expelled a repeater for
false personatien of a delegate. He is with
Mr. Randall en most disputed questions
of principle or party pelicv in state politics
but has been regarded as friendly te Mr.
Electors and national delegates were
formally named while the resolutions
committee were withdrawn for conference.
In the meeting of this committee a Han
cock resolution was beaten 3-1 te 15, and
instructions for auy ether particular can
didate would have shared a like fate.
The platform is in the first ten planks
substantially the same as that of last year,
which was understood te have been the
work of C. F. Black, of Yerk, and W. U.
Hensel, of the Lancaster Intelligence!:.
and which placed the Pennsylvania Demo
cracy en high aud safe ground en national
and state issues of vital concern. i
By common consent, though without any
previous concert or agreement of the fac
tions, Lewis C. Cassidy (Bayard), K. M.
Spcer (Hancock), W. S. Stcngcr (Tilden),
and W. L. Scott (Tilden), were named
delcgates-at-Iarge, the first three in com
pliment of their efforts te promote the
harmony which characterized the conven
tion and elevates the party, and the last
for his vigorous political efforts in north
Cel. Dechert is a popular soldier and
lawyer. Mr. Jenks is an able and distin
guished lawyer, and his nomination is
largely due te a growing feeling in this
state favorable te promoting lawyers di
rectly te the supreme bench, and net to te
confine the judicial selections te common
picas judges who want te reverse the re
versals they themselves have had in the
A careful recount of the delegates Uv
Cincinnati confirms the estimates made iu
these despatches last night, verified by
personal inquiry aud free responses. One
third of the delegates arc for Tilden, net
mere than a third are in sympathy with
Mr. Wallace in the extremity of his anti
Tildcn crusade, and fully a third arc Inde
pendent for that man who. when the
national convention meets, will appear te
have all the presidential (purifications
and te give the best premise of Demecrat:c
success. As Tilden men I class Delegates-at-largc
Scott and Stcngcr, four from Phil
adelphia, Ermentrout of Berks, Sewden of
Lehigh, four from Pittsburgh, two from the
Twenty-fourth Congress district, two from
the Twenty-seventh. As Wallace-Hancock
men there can be counted Delegate -at-large
Specr (the delegates from Bucks
and Montgomery are for Hancock by the
courtesy of locality) and two delegates
each from the Twelfth, Fourteenth, Seven
teenth. Eighteenth, Twentieth and
Twenty-first districts, with a prospect of
defection by one each iu the Seventeenth
and Twentieth, while ex-Senater C'ev.un,
of the Twenty first, and Grant Wcidiuan,
of the Fourteenth are net men of such
stature as te be dwarfed by Mr.
Wallace's personal wishes. Delegate-at-Iarge
Cassidy is for Bayard, with
an eyu en Mr. Wallace's seat himself, lie
is content te play second fiddle te nobody.
The ether twenty-six delegates, including
representative Democrats like McGrann
and Hensel, of Lancaster, Reilly and El
lis, of Schuylkill, Packer, of Carben. Metz
gcr, of Lycoming, Black, of Yerk, M
Sherry, of Adams, Brawley, of Crawford.
Jenks, of Jeffersen, aud ethers whom I
have heard from (in many instances hav
ing personally seen them), may safely be
classed as independents. In this conven
tion, aud en its vital issucs,all these named,
and most of their district colleagues, were
in sympathy with the opposition te Wal
lace. The delegation will be exceptionally
strong in its personnel, though much dis
gust is felt by the rural Democracy that
Josephs and McMuIliu were admitted te
it in the Philadelphia compromise. It
seems that some t-uch concession had te V-
be made te the elements they represented 1
te compel them te respect the truce. The
Philadelphia leaders predict great premise
for the future of Philadelphia politics.
The fatal error which Wallace made is
secu new by all his friends. It was fore
seen a month age by some of them, and
was urged upon his attention all this week
by Cassidy, Speer, Mutchler and Dill. It
was in undertaking te stand against the
overwhelming demand of the party for
harmony, a surrender 01 all leadership and
a subordination of ersenal issues.
He was se anxious for and se sanguine of
victory that he braved the storm and fell
before it. He blighted all he touched.
He steed for the machine and his power is
shattered with it. Every measure that he
has advocated failed, every principle that
he contended for was denied, every candi
date he especially espoused was defeated.
The two of his delegates -a! -large who were
taken were the least acceptable te him and
neither is anti-Randall.
Mr. Randall's friends claims no ether
Ticterj- for him than that his disposition as
a Democrat aud his sagacity as a politician
enabled him te adept a month age the pol
icy which the Wallace party has opposed.
He aided and largely secured a free con
vention, independent delegations, liberty ,
of action, and the overthrew of pers-enal r
domination, and if he should turn up as
dark horse at Cincinnati there will be less
reason new than ever before why he could
net command the support of his state and
the respect of ether delegations.
Advices from all parts of the state repre
sent a feeling of general joy that the De
mocracy have lifted themselves above fac
tion and set an example which their New
Yerk brethren may new be driven te
It is said here that Jehn Kelly's agents
have said that Randall can carrv New
Yerk by 40,000 ; also that Mr. Wallace's
friends and Mr. Tilden's opponents nave
signified a willingness te accept Judge
Field or some ether man net objectionable
The Hepe of Harmony.
Philadelphia Inquirer, Rep.
With a knowledge of their defeat at the
last election by a majority of sixty thou
sand, with all" their interests and hopes in
the presidential canvass at stake, and with
the warninjr lessens of Democratic discord
in New Yerk, the Democracy of Pcnnsyl
vauia would have been blind and suicidal
had they refused te listen te the counsels
and admonitions of the friends of compro
mise. It is true that the contingency
which will give them an opportunity te
carry this state is very remote, but when
Hensel said that if General Grant were the
Republican nominee for president they
would be able te give the electaral vote of
Pennsylvania te whatever candidate might
be selected at Cincinnati, he showed the
Democracy a reason why they should net.
allow internal strife te rob them or a, x
. A Beld Assertion.
Philadelphia Press, Rep.
Editor Hensel, of theLancastcr Intelli
gencer, made the bold assertion in - the
Democratic convention that if Genera