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CHICAGO, August 31, 4:20 P.M. — McClellan and Pendleton are nominated.
CHICAGO, Aug. 31. — You will be advised by the associated press of the details of the proceedings in convention to-day. It is impossible to attempt a description of the enthusiasm which attended the balloting for president. Besides the dense crowd which packed the spacious amphitheatre, the streets were crowded with people, who shouted until literally compelled to desist from sheer exhaustion. Add to this the booming of cannon, fired by the Keystone Club, and the enlivening strains of several bands playing national airs, and the clamor beggars description.
The applause was renewed as state after state was called, and responded and redoubled when McClellan had received the requisite two-thirds, and the other states began to change their votes in his favor.
A New York delegate brought in a magnificent banner, bearing the nominee's portrait, and inscribed with significant and patriotic expressions from his letters and orders, at which the assembled thousands seemed to grow almost frantic with delight.
The nomination of vice president was made with almost equal enthusiasm. The solid vote of New York and Pennsylvania for Pendleton rendered his nomination certain, and concentrated all the others in his favor. His speech, in response, was brief, but exceedingly appropriate.
The ratification meeting to-night will be an immense affair.