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The Republican National Convention its work harmoniously, and adopted .
met at Chicago, in the Exposition Build-platform without a negative vote. (We
ing, on Tuesday, June 30, 1884. It was give it in full in our Book of Platforms,
called to order by Senator Sabin, the and compare its vital issues with that of
Chairman of the National Committee, the Democratic in our comparison of Plat-
who at the conclusion of his address, at form Planks.]
the request of his Committee, presented
the name of Hon. Powell Clayton, of The Democratic National Convention.
Arkansas, for temporary President. Gen.
Clayton, as a friend of Blaine, was an-

This body assembled at Chicago, in the
tagonized by the field, which named Hon. Exposition Building, on Tuesday, July
John R. Lynch for the place. An excit- 8th, 1884, and was called to order by Ex-
ing debate followed, at the close of which Senator Barnum, the Chairman of the
Mr. Lynch_received 431 votes to 387 for National Committee. The Committee
Clayton. Ex-Senator Henderson of Mis- presented Governor Richard B. Hubbard;
souri was made permanent President with- of Texas, for temporary chairman. After
out a contest. The contested seats were

his address a notable contest followed on amicably settled, the most notable being the adoption of the unit rule, the debate that of the straightout Republicans of being participated in by many delegates. Virginia against Gen. Mahone's delega- Mr. Fellows, of New York, favored the tion. The latter was admitted, the only rule, as did all of the advocates of Govercontest being in the Committee. The nor Cleveland's nomination for President, Blaine leaders did not antagonize, but while John Kelly opposed it with a view rather favored Mahone's admission, as did to give freedom of choice to the twentythe field generally, for the State Conven- five delegates from New York who were tion which elected this delegation bad acting with him. The contest was inopenly abandoned the name of the Re- augurated by Mr. Smalley, of Vermont, adjuster Party and taken that of the who was instructed by the National ComRepublican. None of the Straightouts mittee to offer the following resolution: expressed dissatisfaction at what appeared Resolved, that the rules of the last to be the almost universal sentiment.

Democratic Convention govern this body

until otherwise ordered, subject to the fol-
Candidates for the Nomination. lowing modification : That in voting for
dates were formally placed in nomination, its vote until the roll of the States has
On the third day the following candi- candidates for President and Vice-Presi-

dent no State shall be allowed to change
after eloquent eulogies, the most notable
being those of Judge West of Ohio, in be-

been called, and every State has cast its
half of Blaine; Gen. H. H. Bingham, of

vote.
Penna., for President Arthur; and Geo. following amendment to the resolution:

Mr. Grady, of New York, offered the
W. Curtis for Senator Edmunds :

When the vote of a State, as announced
JAMES G. BLAINE, of Maine.

by the chairman of the delegation from
CHESTER A. ARTHUR, of New York. such State is challenged by any member
JOHN SHERMAN, of Ohio.

of the delegation, then the Secretary sball GEORGE F. EDMUNDS, of Vermont.

call the names of the individual delegates JOHN A. LOGAN, of Illinois.

from the State, and their individual pre-
JOSEPH R. HAWLEY, of Connecticut. ferences as expressed shall be recorded as

the vote of such State.
On the adjoining page is given the After discussion the question was then
result of the ballots.
The convention sat four days, completed | announcing its vote as follows:

put, the chairman of each State delegation

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POLITICAL CHANGES-1884.

The Republican National Convention its work harmoniously, and adopted : met at Chicago, in the Exposition Build- platform without a negative vote. [We ing, on Tuesday, June 3d, 1884. It was give it in full in our Book of Platforms, called to order by Senator Sabin, the and compare its vital issues with that of Chairman of the National Committee, the Democratic in our comparison of Platwho at the conclusion of his address, at form Planks.] the request of his Committee, presented the name of Hon. Powell Clayton, of The Democratic National Convention. Arkansas, for temporary President. Gen. Clayton, as a friend of Blaine, was an

This body assembled at Chicago, in the tagonized by the field, which named Hon. Exposition Building, on Tuesday, July John R. Lynch for the place. An excit- 8th, 1884, and was called to order by Ex. ing debate followed, at the close of which Senator Barnum, the Chairman of the Mr. Lynch received 431 votes to 387 for National Committee. The Committee Clayton. Ex-Senator Henderson of Mis- presented Governor Richard B. Hubbard, souri was made permanent President with- of Texas, for temporary chairman. After out a contest. The contested seats were

his address a notable contest followed on amicably settled, the most notable being the adoption of the unit rule, the debate that of the straightout Republicans of being participated in by many delegates. Virginia against Gen. Mahone's delega- Mr. Fellows, of New York, favored the tion. The latter was admitted, the only rule, as did all of the advocates of Govercontest being in the Committee. The

nor Cleveland's nomination for President, Blaine leaders did not antagonize, but while John Kelly opposed it with a view rather favored Mahone's admission, as did to give freedom of choice to the twenty. the field generally, for the State Conven- five delegates from New York who were tion which elected this delegation had acting with him. The contest was inopenly abandoned the name of the Re- augurated by Mr. Smalley, of Vermont, adjuster Party and taken that of the who was instructed by the National Com Republican. None of the Straightouts mittee to offer the following resolution: expressed dissatisfaction at what appeared

Resolved, that the rules of the last to be the almost universal sentiment.

Democratic Convention govern this body

until otherwise ordered, subject to the fol. Candidates for the Nomination. lowing modification: That in voting for

candidates for President and Vice-Presi. On the third day the following candidates were formally placed in nomination, its vote until the roll of the States has

dent no State shall be allowed to change after eloquent eulogies, the most notable been called, and every State has cast its being those of Judge West of Ohio, in be

vote. half of Blaine ; Gen. H. H. Bingham, of Penna., for President Arthur; and Geo.

Mr. Grady, of New York, offered the W. Curtis for Senator Edmunds :

following amendment to the resolution:

When the vote of a State, as announced JAMES G. BLAINE, of Maine.

by the chairman of the delegation from CHESTER A. ARTHUR, of New York.

such State is challenged by any member John SHERMAN, of Ohio.

of the delegation, then the Secretary shall GEORGE F. EDMUNDS, of Vermont.

call the names of the individual delegates John A. LOGAN, of Illinois.

from the State, and their individual preJoseph R. HAWLEY, of Connecticut.

ferences as expressed shall be recorded as

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