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Vilas And Buckner

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Indianapolis, Aug. 25. - The gold Standard Democrats have turned their faces toward William E. Vilas of Wisconsin. Vilas and Buckner is the ticket now proposed, and the men at headquarters say that if Vilas wil] accept the nomination he will certainly toe made the candidate. There is an impression that he will best suit President Cleveland, and it is evident that the men at the head of the new party intend to see to it that if possible a man is nominated whom the president can indorse. Vilas has not indicated that he will attend the convention, and some of the leaders said that when he learns there is a movement on foot to make him the candidate he will probably decide to stay. Next to Vilas, Watterson seems to be the favorite. Private information from Kentucky feminded some of those who have been favoring Watterson that Kentucky is committed to Buckner for second place, and that if the movement for Watterson was pushed it might embarrass the gold Democrats of the state who are coming to the convention. It has been practically settled by the executive committee of the national Democratie party that tne temporary ch-airman of the convention shall be taken from the east and the permanent chairman from the south. The men who will preside have been informed of the fact, but tbeir ├▒ames will not be made public until after the meeting of the f uil national committee here. Several names were mentioned at headquarters, but the plan seems to be to make Bourke Cockran of New York temporary chairman and Donelson Caffery of Louisiana permanent chairman. Mr. Cockran has not yet engaged quarters at any of the hotels but the men at the head of the movement are confldent that he will be in the convent ion. John M. Palmer of Illinois., chairman of the national committee, will cali the convention to order. It is believed at headquarters that the convention will not last long-er than two days. A large force of men is engaged in remodeling and rearranging the hall in which the convention is to be held, and by the last of the week the work will have been completed. Special attention has been given to the space set apart for the aecommodation of the press, and it is known that this will be utilized. The stage has been increased in size so that it will seat 400 persons.


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