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Empire State Republicans

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Day
31
Month
August
Year
1888
Copyright
Public Domain
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Saratooa, N. Y., Aug. 29.- There was a full representation of all the couaties in tbt state wheu the Republlcan state convention was called to order in the Casino at nooa yesterday. In fact, there was mora tban a f uil attendance, f or there were several cases of contesting delegations, but the credentials committ e e gave the sitting members their seats. Besides the delegates the building was crowded with politicians and other citizens, not a few ladies being present, their costumes giving a dash of Ufe and color to the neutral shades of the male apparel. A glee club made the building ring with melody just before the eleotion of temporary chairman, that honor falling to Gen. B. P. Tracy, of Brooklyn. He made a short address, declaring that the present was the most portentous campaign since 184, and received liberal applause. A recesa was then taken, and when the convention reassembled at 4:30 p. m. George S. Batcheller, of Saratoga, was made permanent chairman, and appropriately acknowledged the honor. In the course of his speech he said the president's promise of reform had proved like faith itself, "the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." William H. Seward and James T. Strannahan were elected electors-at-large, and a resolution in memory of Gen. Sheridan was adopted by a rising vote. Por governor there was but one nomination - Hon. Warner Miller- and his nomination was made by acclamation, the delegates rising and cheering enthusiastically. The coavention was about to proceed to the other nominations, and Col. Cruger, of New York, and Col. J. B. Weber, of Erie, had been oamed, when Mr. Miller appeared on the platform and was received with loud cheers. He accepted the nomination for governor, saying that he did so because he believed the party in the state was a united one and would give him unanimous support. He then proceeded to indorse the Chicago platform, and declared that the question was whether the government shou ld be eontrolled by a party that had never turned backward, or the party that was a reactionary forcé in the country. He congratulated the country that it was still, in a measure, eontrolled by a Republican senate, which had checked free trade legislation, and stood in the path of the president, preventing him from surrendering the rights of our citizens to a foreign government. He informed his hearers that if the Republicans of this state redeemed their promise at the Chicago convention to give the electoral vote to Harrison and Morton it would require constant, vigilant work, and pledged himself to know no rest until that result is accomplished. Mr. Miller was frequently applauded during his speech, and when he sat down a ballot was taken for lieutenant governor, which decided the matter, Cruger having so decidedly a majority before the result was announced that the nomination was made unanimous. Judge Rumsey, of Steuben.was nominated for the court of appeals. A short speech by Col. Cruger wound up the proceedings, the platform first having been reported and adopted, and at 7:43 the convention adjourned sine die. The platform presente no new features, beyond an indorsemont of the rejection of the fisheries treaty and a condemnation of the president's course in the matter and of his recent message to congress. Governor Hill is denounced for vetoing the high license bill, and further legislation is demauded to restrict uudesirable immigration.

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