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Boom Of Cleveland

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Indianapolis, Sept. 1. - Delegates to the national Democratie convention came in at a lively raie ï'uesday. The boom for the nomination of Mr. Cleveland, which was started by Hugh Wallace of Washington state, is being discouraged by the president's friends, who say he would not accept. Controller of the Currency Eckels is doing all he can to keep down this Cleveland sentiment, which it is feared may development at any moment and sweep the eonvention. Mr. Eckels has taken a position in favor of Senator Vilas' nomination. Mr. Outhwaite of Ohio, one of the delégales at large from the Buckeye state, not only says that he does not think Mr. Cleveland wants or would accept the nomination, but that in his opinión, it would be unwise to place him at the head of the ticket. Watterson ín the Lead. A disposition is developing in theeast, which is considered safe for gold, to allow the middle, western and doubtful border states to select the candidates. A majority of Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Tennessee, and Alabama delegations seem to be for Watterson, and consequently the blue grass editor and orator seems to have an undoubted lead. Should the nomination go to Watterson, a northern man would be named for vice president, probably General Bragg of Wisconsin, Judge Moran of Chicago, or David Lawler of Minnesota. Sorae of Mr. Cleveland's friends , with the memory of Mr. Watterson's famous prediction before the Chicago convention of 1S92- that if Mr. Cleveland were nominated "the Democracy would go through a slaughterhouse 10 an open grave" - ringing in their ears, are inclined ti rebel against Watterson, and are again inclined to push Senator Vilas forward. Florida Delégate Arrive. At noon the Cleveland boom arrived from the everglades of Florida. The delegation was met by a band of music, which they had ordered by telegraph. They marched up the street to their hotel, headed by the band, and carrying a large white silk banner, on whlcB was a portrait of the president, under which were the words: "Our candidate." There were about fïfty men in the delegation. Each carried a large spray of green palmetto leaves and in the center of the delegation were two men bearing aloff a srr.all platform on which was a gilded alligator rampant The delegates all wore yellow badges inscribed, "Sound money delegation from Florida." The delegation presented a novel appearance, and as their arrival was the signal for the appearance of the first band of music, they attracted much attention.


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