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HiuhOM Time Among the Rtpublt-
IMIili^lU'RY WINS A SCRATCH.
Ilo Didn't Hu\ Enough to Haven Single
Voto to Spnve.
Through th Qntirrols of the Ring in
Primary Mootings Bought, Bribed Bull
ied and Stolen by the Pills
V St"nnw Count Iol* .t* Culls Biow-
*r a Liar on lu Floor of
IMLLS1U ADMITS HKLKOlTES,
Which Were Slum to be Reeking with
Fraud a nd Corruption.
TUOVtill HE WAS RULED OUT.
(Iiaile (iilman Winsa Yictory and the
Sl'VMUVAYIA YS. GERMANY
The Swede Coup d'etat Which Fluxed
A SHORT-WAISTED TREASURER.
.foe Kobelerer Withdraws fr om the Con-
vention with 1."or 20 Germans.
JKNNISOYS STUDIED INSULT.
Auerbach Tells Him He Ought to bo
Ashamed of Himself.
A MOW WUMPUS AND WiOT.
Confusion, Disorder, E\citeraent and a
Big Heap of Mad
XESTERDVI morning was cloudy, giving
indications of a storm, Imt that was as noth-
ing compaied with tun storm which was
raging in the ranks of the Republicans who
were (o asnemblo convention at noon to
nominate a State ticket. The Merchants
hotel wns, as on the evening pievions, the
center of attraction, and the crowd snrged
and yawped through tho corridors all the
forenoon. Ml kinds of work was being
put in. Tho emoiable occasion when the
devil otToied to dispose of a large
amount of real estate without fur-
nishing an abstract of title, was
double dmcjuutod by the Hepnblioan gang
who were promising each other ojl the good
things of this world and the world to come,
while they all knew they were lying all the
tune. The chiof rumor ot the morning was
i hat Pillsbnry and Baker had joined teams,
and the foimer was to fjo\ernor and the
latter lieutenant goiernor. 'Ihero is no
iloubt this trade WHS agreed upon, and in
.-4~jnlane with this programmo Baker's
(ittki IJGO'U went in to help organize
/he convention for PiUsbuiy. When it
camo tw nominations for Governor there was
no mention of Bakei, but still ho didn't gf
thcLuutenant OovtTnorship flo was sold
out by tuo na^.
'J'hf only praotioal move ot the inorning
was the agreement that J. V. Dani Is, of
Olmsted county, should bo supported by the
I'illebnry (jang for temporary chairman of
ho convention, and that S. P. Jennison, of
Goodhue county, sbonld be the nominee of
the combined auti-Fjltebary forces. The
clouds outside lilted bat the politjgal hori-
zon remained obscured and at a few minutes
Mpforo twelve tho seething, wrangling, jar-
ring cxw writhed itself out of the hotel
renter and swarmed up to tho Opera Honse:
At high noon Ucorgo A. Bmckett, (hairman
the Btato Central committee, opened hia
valve and called tho convention to order.
Tho hiit bivuneBH tackled was to elect a tem
II U. Kick of Minneapolis), nominated W.
Daniels, of Olmsted county.
H. P. Child, of Faribault, moved to amend
bv inserting the name of 11. P, .Jenninun, of
Hcd Wing. [Applause.
For temporary secretary D. L. Alvuld, of
)4ctt county, Jamea O. Lawrence, of Waba
ihaw county, and Col. C. D. Kerr, of tiamney,
wore put nomination.
The election of a piesiding ottioer was under
taken by calling out the list of delegates, who
recoided their votes an follows-
iJIne Karth 5
Ctllntt.0 Clay 2
Cook Uikota 1
Faribault Fillmore 5
Goodhue Grant a
Houston. isanti 2
hanabec Kandijotu 4
McLood Martin Meeker Mille Lacs
Morrison Mower Murray Nicollet 4
Nobles Olmsted Otter Tail
Pine Polk 5
Beawood...... Benville Rice Rock
Wilkin Winona Wright
During the call some disousaiou arose on tho
vote of Renville countyentitled to three votes,
bat only two present. One of the delegates
wanted to east a proxy, but wasn't allowed to
do so. The matter was compromised by letting
one vote go to Daniels and ono to JenniRon.
Marshall and Mille Lacs counties didn't east
a vote, as the seats from each county were con
When Watouwan county was called Wild
Rice got up and deolarod that he emulated the
independent spirit of John Carrob, of Carroll
ton, when he signed the declaration of inde
pendence, that he boldly announced two votes
Hon. J. V. Daniels being declared duly elect
ed, was summoned to the front. He got out
of tho crowd and on to the stage in due time by
a circuitous route, and was received with ap
Mr. Brackett introduced him, and he said
that he wan greatly thankful. He thought the
greatest favor waa to spare them a speech. He
recommended and a*ked harmony of aotion.
Everything bespoke success in the country for
the Republican party, and it conld be fully as
sured by nnity and harmony of action.
Capt. Russell Blakely moved that Gen. S.
P. Jennison be named secretary of this meet
Gen. Jennison nominated E. W. Trask, of
Houston county, as a man fully competent to
till the position. (Langhter and applause.)
Trask was eleoted.
Christian Arvold was elected as another
Nobody knew who Arvold was until he came
to tho front, and said he was from Blue Earth
county, and then was graciously and cour
teously given a seat by tho press gang.
COMMITTEE OS CRED UNTIAT^S.
On motion of ex-Governor Yale, of Winona,
a committee of one from each judicial district
were appointed a committee on credentials, as
First DistrictFayette Marsh.
Second DistrictC. D. Kerr.
Third DistrictWm. H. Yale.
Fourth DistrictH. G. Hicks.
Fifth DistrictH. E. Barron.
Sixth DistrictJ. P. West.
Seventh DistrictJ. G. Whittemore.
Eighth DistrictJ. C. Stoever.
Ninth DistrictJ. S. NileB.
Tenth DistrictA J. Stevens.
Eleventh DistrictC. B. Sleeper.
Twelfth DistrictDaniel Warrig.
Gov. Yale was made chairman.
Gen. C. C. Andrews moved the appointment
of a committee of one from each judicial dis
trict on resolutions. Carried.
Thereupon the chair appointed the following
named delegates such committee
First DistrictS. P. Jennison.
SecondC. C. Andrews, chairman.
ThirdJ. A Leonard
FourthJ. B. Gilfillan.
FifthL. W. Dennison.
SixthWilliam Webb, Jr.
NinthH. L. Daniels
TenthA. G. Wedge.
EleventhD. G. Cash
TwelfthA. E. Rice.
Some half dozen got up, with as many sug
gestions about dinner. And it was concluded
that after dinner tho convention would re-as
semblo at the capitol.
J. M. Craft, of Dakota, moved the ap
pointment of a committee of five on perma
The convention, on motion, adjourned until
2.30 o'clock, leaving the president to fix up the
committee on permanent organization unas
sisted by tho crowd, which he did as follows:
J. M. B. Craft, of Dakota J. T. Williams,
Blue Earth L. Fletcher, Hennepin Stephen
Ives, Mower R. Blakeley, Ramsey
Committee on Credentials.
The committee on credentials met im
mediately after the adjournment of the con
vention. J$x-Gov. Wm. H. Yale, of Winona,
was elected chairman, and C. Sleeper, of
Crow Wing, secretary. Following is tho retion
of the committee-
Aitkin- David Wllllard
AnokaC. 8. Wuderian, D. Uuntei
UeckerPaul 0. Sletteu, W. Pix, 3. Froshang
Big StoneFrank Pressell.
Blue EarthHorace Cummings, Wm. Webb, Jr.,
J. Williams, J. A James, Christian Arvold
Brown Tosoph Bobletter, Webber, Peter
CarverF. Hamlin, A Bloniqulat, litis.
ChippewaV p. Blom, L. K. Stone
ChisagoJohn ShalWfcDjJohn Dean, F. Pratt
ClayJohn Thorsgard, w. B. Hall
CottonwoodS H. Soule, John P. Hutton
Crow WingP. Hleepei, Frank Thomp
Dakota(' A Bakei,J.M Ccaft, Wm Hodg
son, P. Barton.
DodgeWm. Wheeler, I.. a toelson, Jos. Mc
Laughlin, John Qorhara
DouglasJames Van Dyke, Ole Amundson, H.
Fartbault-8. Child, Clark W. Thompson, P.
West. G. D. MoArthur
Fillmore-J. Wheat, 8. W Wall, A J. Stevens,
H. C, Gullickson, E.V Farrtngton, Peterson.
VreebomA. G, Wedge, L. Olbbs, W. P. Sar
gent, If ty Emmons, Chrlstopherson, A, Peter
GoodhueHans Jolinsop John Miller, 8 Jen
nison, W, B. Dickey, O. J. Wing, J. W" Peterson, 3.
GrantC. Washburn, Johnson,
HennepinJ. B. Gilfillan, Haus Matteon, Blcbard
Chute, C. A. PlUsbnry, G. Hicks, Fletcher,
John De Laittre, G. H. Johnson, J. Thompson, Jr.,
/lea Hunn, B. Langdon, It. H. Hanklnson.
Houstonpd. A. Keeler, E. W. Trask.G. J. Lomen,
W. E.Potter,0 A. Coe
IsantiH. F. Baker, Jones Novell
fUJapk^onG Chamberlain, A F(ddes
KandiyohiA- Wee, J. W. Arctander, C. M.
Reese, Marcus Johnson.
KittsonJ. A Von Anstroni.
LakeChristian Wlllardby G. Vergeiuann, proxy.
Lac Qui ParleJ P. Jacobson.
Le Snour-B. J. Hughes, F. Wrabeck, J. H.
LyonC. A. Jacobson, 3. A. Hunter.
MoLeodW Ives, J. Koons, Hall.
MartinFrank A. Day, J. S Higgins
Meeker- g, A. Plumley, Daniel warrig, Wm. L.
Mille Laos Campbell
MorrisonJohn Workman, J. Boot
MowerIra Jones, Ole Jorgens, Stephen Ives,
MarahallHugh W. Craig.
NicolletWm Schimmol, C. Amundsen, Isaac
Lunden, W J. Bean.
HobjpaMODS Grinager, A. CrOBby
OlmstedJoon Tf niels, J. A Leonard, Burr
Duel, A. Morrison, 0. E SUcj,
Otter TollSoren Llstoe, Peter Llndell, Jjipes
Corai ton, Scotland.
PineFred A Hodge.
PopeToro Thorson, J. G. Whittemore
PolkHugh Thompopn, B. Sampson
RamseyBus-e'l Blakely, C. f). Kerr, John L. Mer
riam, H. Stockanatrom, Aneihacft, S^anforANew
ell, J. A. Wheelock, Adam Bobland,
Redwood-H L. Daniels, A L.Gates
BenvilleJ W Ladd, J. 3. Niles, 0 8. Boishus
BiceA. W. McKinstry, H. E. Barton, L. W. Den
nison, N. W. Skinner, Henry Piatt, Andrew Thomp
RookP Kutas, J, 0. Helgerson.
St.LouisD G.Casb.H.O Kenall.
ScottR.H. McClelland, L. How.
SherburneW Houlton, W. L. Babcock.
SibleyJ Stever, 0. Klinkert, Pigler
SteeleJ. Bnrlingame, F. Barnand, fl
Buffrnn, H. Williams
ToddJ. Waite,H. 0 Hewee.
TraverseH L. Prescott.
WtfjastawE. C. Gearey, W H. Feller, O.
Ford, G."Lwreuco, Rtoeker
WadenaC. 0, Parker
WasecaM L. Collister, John Thompson
WashingtonD Sabin, Warren Qstchell,
Louis Hospes, Fayette Marsh, Andrew Peterson.
Wilkiu-H. G. Stordock.
WinonaD Siuolalr, Robinson, W. H. Yale,
Chat. Qarrlsh, J. Randall, M. H. Stevens.
WatonwcnW Rice, Jens Thorsen
WrightJ fi D&vis, J. N. Stacey, 0. W Bonnl
well, Nathan Warner, Pete* Halberg.
VPUOW Medicinea E Clark, Henry Bordwick.
OTEABm OOCNTV OOMTXBT.
Tho Stearns connty contest, passed over by
the committee, was taken np, and a presenta
tion of the case invited by Chairman Yale.
Mr. H. 0 Wait of the so-called regulars.
We don't recognize but one delegation.
Hon. A. Barto, claiming the sameThat is
just exactly our position.
BartoYou are entirely welcome.
Both gentlemen then subsided and the cre
dentials were read.
Chairman Yale h?ld that there conld not be
two proper conventions. He for one was not
prepared to hear the matter argued at length.
He proposed five minntes to each delegation.
Capt. Collins said the delegation headed by
H, C. Wait claimed to represent the Republican
party of Stearns county. If the other delega
tion claimed to represent anybody or anything
more than fifteen or sixteen men working out
side the party, ha would like to hear it.
Mr. J. Y. Brower, for the opposing delega
tion, claimed for his delegation that it waa the
only representative of tho Republicans of
Stearns connty, and charged that the opposing
delegation had been elected by delegates picked
up in wheat fields and in back yards, and were
fraudulent, and that the credentials to the
county convention, in many instances, were
pu?ported to be signed by chairmen fifteen
miles from where the caucuses were said to
have been held. He desired an hour
to present his oase, thirty min
utes to read hia testimony, and as
much timo to explain the points.
Capt. CMlins and J. Y. Brower indulged in
a little sharp talk as to the duration of the
Gilman convention, Collins stating one thing
upon his honor and Mr. Brower stating exactly
the opposite, also on his honor.
To out the matter short Mr. Stoever moved
that the delegates shown to be present in pur
suance to the call of tho regular committee be
Mr Hicks seconded the motion.
Hon. A. Barto and Capt. Collins then had a
little disoussivn as to the legality of delegates
to the so-called regnlar convention.
In answer to Chairman Yale, Mr. Barto said
his delegation claimed that a majority of the
delegates to the so-called regular oonvention
were fiaudulently eleoted.
Mr. Brower explained the matter at some
Mr. Hicks called for the question.
Chairman Yale was sorry there was trouble
in Stcarus connty.
Mr. N. P. Clark wanted to explain, but Mr.
Hicks called for the question.
Mr. Sleeper, of Grow Wing county, thought
the quarrel in Stearns county would affect the
entire State, and that there should be all the
time given to its consideration necessary to ar
rive at a just conclusion. He was in favor of
asking the oonvention for all the time neces
sary to arrive at such a conclusion.
Mr. Marsh thought if the charges made were
true that neither delegation should have a
voice in the convention, and the committee
should exclude both or go into a thorough in
vestigation of the matter and find out which
set of delegates had been legally elected.
H. G. Hicks opposed this action and recited
a little of bit experience in the dirty pool of
Hennepin politics. All the committee had to
consider was the credentials of the delegates
elected by the regular called convention.
Col. Kerr explained the personnel of politics
in Stearns county.
Chairman Yale put the motion of Mr. Stoever,
that the delegation claiming to be regular, Col
lins et al., be admitted.
Mr. Barron, of Rice, moved to' amend that
neither delegation be admitted, nntil a full
investigation is had.
Mr. Barron's amendment was lost, 5 and 5.
Mr. Stoever's original motion was lost by the
same vote, 5 and 5.
On motion of Mr. Hicks the matter was re
ferred to the convention.
A little discussion followed over the Marshall
com est, but Hugh M. Craig, having credentials
signed by the president and secretary of the
convention, was admitted, and the committee
adjonmed to luncb.
The convention was called to order at 2:30
It was all of 3 o'clock and more before the
committee on credentials came forward with
their report. Ex-Gov. Yale, chairman, declared
the committee had had tedions
work, but that tho committee
found the duly accredited delegates
to be as given above in the committee report.
Continuing, Gov Yale said that Marshall
county was contested, the ground being that
the person certified as a delegate was a Demo
crat, but, as Mr. Crnit had the papers, the
committee decided in his favor.
STKABNS COUNT* WAB.
A contest also came up in Stearns county,
but having been unable to reach any conclu
sion, both delegations were reported to the
convention for its action.
MJC S. P. Jenoisou, .of Red Wing.-ttouglit
this a slip shod manner of making a report.
We should kno just who were with us. As to
Stearns county he wanted to know what was
to be done with the two delegations.
Gov. Yale explained that the committee had
no rscommendation to make.
O a motion the committee report was adopted,
and all admitted as duly accredited delegates
excepting Stearns County.
Gov. Yale moved that the Stearns county del
egation headed by Capt. Collins and Mr. H. G.
Waite, be admitted as delegates.
Mr. S. P. Jennison moved to amend by ad
mitting both delegations and giving them four
votes between them.
Loren or Little Villain Fletcher, of Minne
apolis, amended the amendment so that both
delegations could have twenty minutes to pre
sent their cose,
Thjs amendment pievailed, and then a
wrangle arose as to who shout shoot off first,
Capt. Collins aud Waito or the J. V. Brower
MrclA. Barto delegation.
Pending this, Gen. S P. Jennison wanted
the hall or aisles cleared of nil but delegates.
He called upon the secretary of State, as cus
todian of the capitol, to remove any man from
a seat in the hall, no matter what his avoirdu
pois, unless weighted down with credentials as
adelegaie. & Wild Rice, of Watonwan, wanted a seat. He
wanted the country members to have seats
and deliberate with the city centlemen in mat
ters of interest to the State. Give na a chance.
(Laughter and applause.)
Fletcher, of Minneapolis, wanted Rice to
come over and sit near him.
Wild Rice"Ciesar paused upop the hanks
pf the Rubicon." (Loud and prolonged langh-
THE B1NO SIOB.
The uproar having half died out and the sec
retary of state having furnished additional
seats, Capt. Collins, of St. Cloud, Stearns
county, presented his side of the story, and
claims for seats as delegates. In substance
Capt. Collins claimed that his delegation were
regularly elected, and by the instance of Re
publicans and in accordance with the regnlar
call issued by John Cooper, chairman of the
oounty committee. The gentleman protested
against the admission of the Brower delegates,
because elected irregularly and through un
Repnblican machinations of C. A. Gilman and
in his behalf. He further protested against
the nomination of C. A. Gilman for
any office on the State ticket. In substantia
tion of all this, Mr. Collins read a long pro
test signed by forty-nine delegates to the
pounty convention, all of whom protested
against the admission of the Brower crowd.
He claimed and contended that every preoinct
in the county went for Searles except one, and
that went for Gilman, and it was a preoinot
where Republicans were generally 1 ulldoz'd
by Democrats. To summarize, Capt. Collins
that the Brower delegation were elected
by a convention which adjourned before 11
o'clock, when the paU was for \l o'clock, an^ by
that call, or a convention in accordance with
that call, the delegation he represented was
elected. He wanted a full vote in the State
convention, or none at all.
ANSWEB OF TOE ANTI-RINQSTEBS.
Ex-Lieut. Gov. A. Barto made reply. He
appeared as a delegate from Stearns connty,
and wanted for his delegation fonr votes or
none, wanted them by right. The fact was.
that the Gollina-Waite delegation, to defeat
Hon. 0. A. Gilman, attempted to ignore the
Republicans of Stearns county. They were
making a fight against Gilman, but the ques
tion was, after all, should Republicans be rep
resented or not. Gov. Barto continued by
charging conspiracy and fraud upon the
other delegation. Jt was, he claimed.
a cooked up ana arranged tbipg with them to
vote down and defeat everything for Oilman,
and Wy jumped this Btate or condition of
thinafjipon every voting locality in Stearns
county. Wherever the llman party met the
others in fair and square fight, and were defeat
ed, they had nothing to say, but when it was
done by fraud, they came to this oonvention to
have the matter lighted.
THE RASCALITIES OF THE BEPUBUCAN RING.
Mr. J. V. Brower followed Mr. Barto, ex
plaining the call of the county convention, al
leging that it was sprung upon the Republi
cans of the connty, the committee being made
up of men opposed to Mr. Gilman. Immedi
ately upon the call of the convention the strik
ers for this ring wcre^ sent over
the county, the caucuses were held before the
people knew anything of the call, they elected
the men selected for them and "adjourned. In
the town of Avon the canons consisted of Mr.
Jordan who organized himselfrtuto^aigateuous.
He was president*, secretary, anawhaouSre par
ty. In the town of. A)baay thaMpmoeiats a
the thing. Mr. Brower then rented bow it was
done in Holding, Millwood and' Getty, when
the same kind of work was done. In the latter
town Mr. Yerlier, with his son and a dry goods
box, composed the convention. Other towns
were mentioned in the same strain. Of the
result in Lake George he had an affidavit of J.
B, George, showing that the secretary of the
caucus did not live in the town. Coming to
Lake Henry be said the report of the caucus
waa made and signed before the caucus was
IBB LIB OnS.
John. CooperThat is not so, and yon are a
li e. BrowerI cannot allow myself to be in
ST. PAUL, WEDNESDAY MORNING,
suited on the floor of this confentio*, and so I
will not pay any attention to this intemiption.
Mr. Brower then proceeded with hia review
of the caucuses held in the different towns,
oharging the same practices against the Collins*
Waite crowd. In tbts connection he ahsjrfed
thst 8. B. Searle, a candidate for the highest
law position in the State, aided and abetted in
these nefarious praotioes.
HK OWXD X. P. OXABK.
In Maine Prairie, where Mr. Gilman ihad a
majority, the ticket was made up for him. on
which waa Mr. Wiaslow, an active Republican.
Before the oonvention waa held Mr. Wiaslow
withdrew from the ticket, stating as hi* reason
therefor that he owed N. P. Clark 1585, and
Mr. Clark had been to see Mm and he dare not
appear in opposition to wishes.
CHXATBD IN BIS PAT.
Continuing, Mr. Brower held that the Sauk
Centre caucus was managed in the same fraudu
lent way, and by disbursement of money. If
they didn't pay' money, they promised it. As
an instance' he mentioned a chnrn peddler who
sold out bis right for his vote, bat when
he came after his price McClere didn't har
any money. .(Laughter.)
In referring to St. Glond and tkesianne in
which it was carried, he declaied the Jeumal
Press wopldn't give the Gilmajnites a bearing.
The Pioneer Press was also bought np, for
they tried that as an avenue to reach the peo
ple of Stearns county and St. Cloud, but every
communication addressed to that paper was
suppressed. Mr. Brower claimed that St.
Cloud was always for Gilman, but this time it
was carried against him, and the suspicion was
strong that money was used,and vote* import
ed. He then explained how the caucus was
carried. McOlure got up and sftid for himself,
I am nominated for chairman of this
caucus, all in favor say "yes."
Nobody said yesyet be deolared himself duly
elected. (Laughter.) Just in this way all the
caucuses were carried by fraud, and the sus
picion, at least, of the use of money. a cor
roboration of his story, Mr. Brower submitted'
sundry affidavits, and claimed they proved all
he said or contended for. His delegation was
the true delegation. Just here Mr. Brower was
called, "time up," and sat down after urging
the convention to accept his delegation.
THB MN0 ATTORNEY. "J 'J
Capt. Collins responded, and pledged him
self not to repeat what he had heard, bnt what
he knew. He denounced Brower's wholesale
castigation of good Republicans, and called on
Gen. C. C. Andrews and C. D. Kerr and other
notable Republicans, to give the assurance that
the men denounced by Brower were no such'
thing. Mr. Collins then took up town by town
and preserted his case to controvert what
Brower had said was done by fraud or Demo
orats. As each credential was read, and the
signatures read, Collins asked Gen. Andrews
and Col. 0 D. Kerr to confirm him in declaring
they were good and staunch Republicans. In
conclusion, he held that the Brower crowd didn't
come into the county convention and
make their fightthis they didn't denyand he
thought he nor his delegation were entitled to
a hearing in this convention. The fight shonld
have been made in the county convention.
Mr. H. G. Waite thought it unfair and hard
that he, an old citizen of Stearns county,
should be indicted as he and his friends
had been by Mr. Brower, who, after all, was
only an interloper, and had come to Stearns
county to hold a Federal office. He knew there
had been a severe contest, and Stearns county
was against Gilman. He was defeated, and
that was what was the matter with Gilman and
his friends. The whole matter just resolved
itself into the fact that Gilman had been beat,
and now his friends were before this conven
tion trying to whine their way into it. In
conclusion Mr. Waite repelled with scorn and
indignation any insinuation that he or his
friends used money or other fraudulent means
to buy Republican votes. (Applanse.) He
charged the other party with getting un a
clandestine convention and they were here
only as representitives if such a convention.
His delegation waa.the-only fairly-elected one,
and was alone entitled to admission.
Gov. Yale held that one or the other delega
tion was bogus, and only one delegation shonld
be admitted. He charged the convention'
therefore to inquire deligently into the rights
of the contestants.
Col. C. D. Kerr wanted to speak, but time
was called on him.
J. B. Gilfillan, of Minneapolis, however, got
in a word to ask under what call the two
Stearns connty conventions were held.
Answered that both were held under the
S. P. Jennison, of Red Wing, declared un
doubtedly that fraud in the caucuses of Stearns
county was proved. If the St. Cloud politi
cians, four or five of them, were sent South,
the Republicans would carry the solid South
sure at the next election. (Loud applause and
laughter.) So far as he was concerned,
he believed in the Barto, Brower
delegation, and if they had used such trickery
in the convention that their opponents used in
the caucuses, they would have captured the
convention (Great applause.)
TBYINO TO FOBCE A VOTE.
A big monstached delegate, Col. Gearey, of
Wabashaw, moved that the vote to admit
Stearns county be taken by ballot.
Gov. Barto favored this, and pledged his
support to the ticket, no matter whether they
were admitted or not.
Capt Blakeley, of Ramsey, wanted the vote
taken viva voice, each chairman of each county
delegation to announce the vote. Capt. Blake
ley was shut up by cries of "question, ques.
He turned around with the seiene conscious
ness of great dignity, and commanded the con
vention like a parcel of naughty boys to he
But they wouldn't be, and Capt. Blakley's
chunks of wisdom never dropped out of his
Gen. Andiews thought great injustice would
be done by voting as suggested. It was a bad
precedent to set to let witnesses argue their
testimony. So far as he conld see, the Collinjj
Waite delegation were entitled to seats.
Mr. J. J. Randall, Winona, called Gen. An
drews to order. Cries of "question" and yells
went up from all parts of the house.
Gen. Andrews wanted to be in order, and
after a few more words sat down.
Mr. Brower, in the interest of harmony,
withdrew his motion for a ballot, whereupon
Mr. Arctander, of Willmaf, moved an amend
ment to the motion of the committee that the
Brower-Barto delegation from Stearns be ad
mitted to seats in the convention,.
Col. Gearey mpved the vote be by ballot.
Col. Kerr tried to speak, but didn't get in
between cries of "question," "question," "or-
der," and great confusion.
Col. Hicks, of Minneapolis, got up and made
the astounding declaration that he was a gen
tleman, and he deprecated so much noise. This
was like a Democratic convention.
Lots of noise and cries of "Question,"
"Question." He favored a viva voce vote on the
question and then sat down in a whirlpool ot
S. P. Child, of Faribault county, got upland
agitated the atmosphere with a little wind for
the vote by ballot.
Capt. Blakely did the wind-mill
act mostly gesticulationin favor
of vote by countybut what he said, the Lord
only knows, amid the howling.
J. B. Qjitillan wanted a quiet and nnimpas
sioned vote, and regretted the great display of
excitement. He discharged a whole lot of oily
words upon the troubled waters.
S. P. Jennison, of Red Wing, interrupted
.Gilfillan to tell him he didn't know what he
was talking about. He (Gilfillan) was talking
about admitting both delegations with half a
vote each, while the vote was to be taken on
the substitute calling for the admission of the
Barto-Brower delegation. Mr. Jennison took
occasion to apologize to Capt. Blakeley for
talking loud. He didn't like to vociferate,
but he found ont this hall was not made for
hearing but for legislation, (laughter) and he
spoke loud to be heard.
Capt. Blakeley kindly stated that he didn't
object to a single person talking loud, but he
did very seriously and grievously object to
everybody shouting altogether at once.
And then to show how much they cared for
the captain's complaint the convention fairly
The question was put, and the vote was de
cided to be taken by ballot.
To take care of the|vote, Col. E. Gearey.of
Wabashaw. andliittle Villian Fletoher were ap
N he vote by bjdjot resulted as follows:
Fef Admitting toe Barto-Brower delegation. 99
Against sdmitting the Barto-Brower delega
Or, in other words, the Collins-Waite delega
tion was admitted.
The committee on permanent organization
were called on for their report, and
submitted the following, which was adopted:
PresidentJ. V. Daniels.
Vice PresidentsJohn L. Merriam, of Ram
sey, A. J. Stevens, of Fillmore, C. A. Baker, of
Dakota, Wm. Schimmel, of Kicollet, Mons
Grinager, of Nobles.
SecretariesE. W. Trask, of Houston and
G. Arvold, of Blue Earth.
CANDIDATES FOB GOVXBITOB.
Loren Fletcher moved the convention pro-
IHPTBMBER 8, 1879.
ceed to an inforoMd UalJot for a candidate for
Mr. J. B. Gilfilkfj presented a namenot a
onethe prcafg| incumbent, John S. Pills-
i). In doing this he was
prestation of the fact
to tell who the nominee
W John 8. Pillsbury. He
paragement of the other
.ild be named, but he was
unofpne word of scandal could
be.named against J^hn S. Pillsbnry's nomina
tion. bad proved himself a faithful custo
dian of the people^ interests. Mr. Gilfillan
in closing prese'nteoS.he name of John S. Pills
bnry in behalf bf^ftie Hennepin delegation,
and asked for the] nomination the favorable
consideration of tbefconvention.
ory, (mild applat
ppy in the
waa not necei
Mr. Barrpn nomhdUed Gordon, E Cole, and
snpplementpd bv sjiing it would be satisfac
tory to the whole flute.
Mr. Gash, of Dul]h, nominated Billson. He
be worthy of the office,
the wants of the people
as competent, a leading
honest man and a oour
nrged his name in the
full conaoioarnesa of the fact that he'd do cred
it to the office. (Scattering applause, very
mifdly delivered.) f:
Mr. 8. P. Ohilda faid he waa directed by the
Republicans of Faribault county to present the
name of Hon. B. Wakefield. He was also
inStrnoted to say if ha candidate was elected
bis office would not ftp conducted to carry out
the schemes of ant' clique or ring, but
to-advance .the best interests of the State and
with credit to the goM name of the Republi
can party. While Mf. Wakefield came from a
rural district, he ofiallengcd any person ,to
show a record more sympathy with the in
terests of the pecplaf than Hon. J. Wakc
8 P. Jennison, of S ed Wing, stated that he
had great pleasure ad acted in accord with
two counties in naming Gen. Hubbard for
nomination aa governor. He had no need of
telling the beat peopte in the State who Gen.
Hubbard was. Theqibers bad said the same,
but went on to toll who he was. He'd
say rp much 2 that no slander
could attaoh him. Bo far
this campaign had bejn carried on by slander,
and while one was pbjfetering pitch on his op
ponent he was .smesjjjjKl by tar from the same
stidk, Mr. Jenniabjft then paid bis compli
ments to Jndge Searle quite vehemently. As
to Gen. Hubbatd, he had founded
one of the first Republican pa
pers in this State and it was
Republican still"and I edit it." (Loud laugh-
ter.) Mr. Jennison then went on to tell how
deserving Gen. Hubbftrd was. He had been to
the foremost in the "trying times of war, not
these mean, quiet cottijemptable peeping times
of peace. (Applause.) He was a gsod man
for three or any number of terms, but he
hadn't had a show for the first. Gen. Hubbard's
war record was related, He had led more sol
diers in blue to victory than some of
the present candidates had ever seen in their
life. He saw many able editors around about,
and they were going to "whoop it up" during
the campaign. He, as a Republican, wanted
to do so, and he wanted to have the
material to work on. He'opposed the Demo
crats because they affiliated with the Southern
Democrats who had their brigadiers in com
mand politically. For his part he wanted the
North and Minnesota to do her part to her
soldiers. He would close by urging Gen. Hub
bard as the best man for one term, at any
rate, against any applicant for
a third term. The Republican party had good
enough men who could come without calling
toe often on one. Material was not so scarce
as that. Gen. Hubbard was the fittest man.
FIRST INFORMAL EAIXOT.
The first ballot was informal, and resulted
knew him (BUlson)ij
were thorough, I.,
aember of the bar,
Whole nnmber of jrct^s cast, 216 necessary
to a choice, TOD.
On the announcement of the result, it was
greeted with cheers.
Charles Baker, of Dakota, to save time,
moved that the vote be made formal and con
S. P. Child seconded the motion.
Some half dozen others tried to do the same.
The motion was put and carried and John S.
Pillsbnry was declared unanimously the choice
of this convention for Governor.
Gov. Yale moved to adiourn for supper un
til 7:30 o'clock. Lost.
Mr S. P. Jennison, of Red Wing, moved that
the convention proceed to formal ballot for
lieutenant governor. Carried.
A. J. Nelson, of Dodge, nominated Gen. A.
Charles A. Oilman was- placed in nomina
tion by C. B. Sleeper, Crow Wing.
He supplemented his mention of Mr. Oilman
by extolling him, and condemning those who
had gotten up a fight against bim. He claimed
that an outrage had been perpetrated in refus
ing to admit the Gilman delegation from
Stearns county. He thought he spoke for the
Mr. Webb, of Blue Earth county, named
Gen. James H. Baker for the position of Lieu
tenant Governor. He contended that Gen.
Baker was an unswerving Republican a man
of commanding talents and ability and schol
arly attainments. Furthermore, he held that
Blue Earth county was entitled to the honor.
Jennispn of Red Wing, at the request of the
delegation of MoLeod, nominated Lewis
Harrington, of McLeod county.
An unknown individual from Carver county
nominated H. R. Denny and shot off his month
in his behalf.
The first ballot resulted as follows:
Edgerton 47 50
Whole number of votes cast 215, necessarv
to choice 108.
The president declared there was no choice.
Gov. Yale renewed his motion for an ad
journment until 8 o'clock, which was carried.
Re-invigorated by a sumptuous suppsr, or
something of that kind, the convention came
together at 8 o'clock pursuant to adjournment.
At 8:20 o'clock the convention was called to
order, and the committee on resolutions, ap
pointed by the chairman, Gen. 0. C. Andrews,
submitted the following
The Republicans of Minnesota,in convention
assembled, make the followingdeclarations:
FirstWe adhere to the platform of princi
ples adopted by the hut oonvention of the Re
publican party of the United States, at Cincin
nati. Thb eminent success which has attended
the resumption of specie payment and the re
funding of the public debt at a more favorable
rate of interest than has ever before been at
tained by the government, vindicates the safe
and enlightened financial policy which has
steadily been adhered to by the Republican
party. We cheerfully acknowledge the fidelity
and ability with which the finances have been
conducted by the present administration, and
we especially commend the course of the
President in firmly exercising his veto power
to uphold tho safeguards of the ballot-box.
SecondWe desire to cultivate feelings of
Rood neighborhood with our fellow citizens of
the Southern States, and rely much upon the
conciliatory treatment and mutually friendly
intercourse to produce those good relations
which in all respects would prove beneficial.
At the same time we demand that every con
stitutional measure be exerted to maintain that
liberty and security throughout the Sonth,
which aU citizens are entitled to nnder the
ThirdWe adhere to the advanced position
heretofore taken by the Republican party in
favor of civil service reform. A true reform
of the civil eervice should, among other bene
fits, lead to a reduction in the number of of
fices aud promote economy. Any important
measure of civil service reform, in order to be
effectual, should be put into the form of law,
and not be left subject to amendments by
mere executive authority.
FourthWe demand retrenchment wherever
practicable.fand tne strictest economy consis
tent with wise administration in every depart
ment of theijiational and State government.
Without abandoning a just policy of protec
tion, we neverthelesa.'believe the time has come
when some reduction sbonld be made in the
tariff, especially in the duties on clothing, on
books and on sueh'other articles as enter into
ndustrhu and household economy. a
FifthThe Republican party sets its face
absolutely against everything that savors of
monopoly, and it wiU always use every con
stitutional means to protect the people
against unjust discriminations and combina
tions of railway or other corporations.
SixthWHEREAS, The duty on wheat flour
imported from the United States into Cuba it
at the enormous rate of six dollars and twelve
cents a barrel, and the restrictions, both in the
ports ot Cuba and Mexico, bear very heavily on
the products of the Mississippi valley, we
would therefore request our Senators and Rep
resentatives in Congress to use their best efforts
to procure an amelioration of our commercial
relations with Cuba and Mexico.
SeventhOur thanks are hereby tendered to
the Senators and Representatives of Minnesota
for their successful efforts in obtaining appro
priations for improving our hike and river nav
EighthWe will generously co-operate with
our fellow citizens, without distinction of par
ty, in securing the shortest and cheapest route
for transportation to the seaboard.
TenthThe prudence, efficiency and practi
cal sagacity evinced in the management of
State affairs by the administration of Gover
nor John S. Pillsbnry. deserves the continued
confidence of the people.
Capt. Blakeley, of Ramsey, moved the adop
tion of the report, which prevailed without dis
Ex-Gov. Yale brought up the nomination of
lieutenant governor, by calling the conven
tion's attention to a constitutional provision
forbidding any member of the legislature from
being a candidate for office, Ac. Oov. Yale had
consulted Judge Mitchell on the question, and
he held that it was a wise provision and there
was no reason for violating it. If it had been
done, as was contended, there was no reason
why it should be repeated.* He mentioned this
because several candidates named for lieuten
ant governor were members of the legislature.
Wild Rice, of Watonwan, held that a nomi
nation by the convention wasn't equivalent to
an election., There was time between the
nomination and election, he could resign, and
thus the constitution could be overcome.
Mr. Child, of Faribault, felt that the con
stitutional provision cited didn't apply to the
case in hand, or at any rate it could be easily
evaded by resignation.
Little Villian Fletcher, to stop the constitu
tional talk, moved to proceed with the vote for
THE SECOND BALLOT.
Thereupon the second ballot for lieutenant
governor waa taken, and resulted as follows:
Whole number of Votes oast 214, necessary
to a choice 108. No choice, and ballots were
THE TBXBD BALLOT.
Edgerton 47 39
which had been made against him, beginning
in his own county and terminating here. He
trusted he would not be a burden to the ticket,
but would strengthen it in the Northwest from
where he came. Again he thanked the conven
tion for the honor, bnt he had no speech to make,
was prepared with none,for as was well known
he had been busy about something else.
(Laughter.) He again thanked the convention
for the honor conferred.
Hans Mattson, of Minneapolis, asked the in
dulgence of the oonvention to change the order
of business. Then he moved that the conven
tion proceed to ballot for State treasurer. He
talked to soma length for this change, and
brought in a bit of talk about
Kittleson and Pfaender, and the German and
Scandinavian elements and influence, etc.,
Thornton, of Swift county, objected to the
change. He saw a trade in it. His delegation
was instructed for Jackobson forseoretary of
Scate, and if this measure was an underhand
movement or trade, he objected and protested.
Arctander, of Kandiyohi, declared Kittleson
was the choice of the Scandinavians, and then
he went into an exposition of just how much
his nationality had done for the Republican
party, and mentioned, as it were, incidentally,
that his people held the balance of power. He
then explained that their intention was to vote
for treasurer first, and if they, the Scandinavi
ans, didn't got Kettleson, then they'd vote for
Jacobson or some other good Scandinavian for
Secretary of State.
Hicks, of Minneapolis, arose to a high ques
tion of privilege. He saw blood on the moon,
and he saw further the prospect of a party
fight, and thought for the sake of harmony to
the whole party that the convention should go
into secret session to discuss whether a German
or Swede should get control of tho State funds.
He enlarged upon tbi business and talked to
the purpose that it was beneath the dignity of
the convention to take up this fight between
two menat least in open session. He moved
for Beereoy accordingly.
Gov. Yale didn't think the Republicans
wanted to hide anything. He thought, and he
believed the convention would uphold him
that the Republican party wasn't afraid to do
anything before the people, and let them see
how it done. He protested against secrecy.
FIOHTINO FOB GERMANY.
Mr. Bobleter, of New Ulm, spoke for Pfaen
der, and declared the Germans wanted nobody
eke. He saw in Mattson's motion to change
the order of business a palpable effort to trade,
and saddle on the party a man not acceptable
to the Germans,
SICBETABY OE STATE.
The convention proceeded to nominations
for secretary of Btate and Mr. Stordock placed
Assistant Secretary of State Jacobson in nomi
nation. He eulogized him a bit.
Gov. Yale nominated R. B. Bassford, of Wi
nona, and gave him a handsome send-off as a
very suitable person.
J. B. Gilfillan got up with the widow's cruse
of oil, or some machine of that kind and began
to lubricate the troubled waters with the sug
gestion to do nothing in haste. He thought a
recess for fifteen minutes might restore har
Crfes of "No," "No."
He continued by urging peace and harmony
so as to disappoint the Democrats who looked
for a quarrel. He moved for a recess.
FIGHTING AGAINST GERMANY.
Mr. Jennisonjfof Red Wing, objected to a
recess. He opposed GilfiUan's working np
his project by recess talk. He, Gilfillan, had
an amazing power that way, while he, Jen
nison, got in his work best in convention.
(Laughter.) He then stated that for all the
time the Republicans had control of Btate
affairs, a German bad held the money bags of
the State. It had become understood that
the Germans couldn't do anything eke. He
then stated that the only defeat occurred be
cause of the mismanagement of the State
treasury by two Germans.
Mr. Auerbach, of Ramsey"I think, Mr.
Jennison, your remarks are in bad taste."
Mr. Jennison continued by saying the Ger
mans had been allowed to remove this slur by
the election of a German to the treasury. As
to this prejudice or suspicion that the Scandi
navians cquldn't manage the treasury, he be
lieved they ought to have the chance to disa
buse the public mind. He therefore favored
Kittleson, and jrahted him to get it, so as to re
move the spectacle that the Germans were only
fitted for one office, and the Scandinavians lim
ited to another Germans perpetually to
the treasury, and the Scandinavians
to the secretary of State. The party by action
to-day had shown that if a man were fitted for
office, he could get it again, and even again
and again (laughter), but for all that he thought
a change advisable. The Scandinavians fav
ored one man, and why not give them a chance.
Mr. Auerbach, of Ramsey, moved that Ool.
Jennison be made the permanent talker or
speaker of the convention. ''''.SOI*
Gilfillan, of Hennepin, wiUuiftw hi* itiotiou
for a recess, and dropped somntmpxe grease.
Another unknown individual didn't believe
in the change of proceedings ^enhance Kettle
son's chances for election.
Mr. Auerbach didn't see a reason for a change
and favored Pfaender.
Mr. Stordock, of Wilkin, declared himself a
Scandinavian, declared himself in favor of
acobson for secretary of State, declared him
self opposed to a change in the order of busi
ness, and declared that it was an effort to give
Kittleson a double change, which might kill
Jacobson's chance, to which he was opposed.
Hans Mattson's motion to chance the order
of business, that is, to proceed to nominate a
candidate for State treasurer, was put and de
feated by 61 for it, and 91 against the motion.
Ole Amundson, of Douglas, nominated
Fred Yon Bau^bach, auditpr of Douglas
county, for the position of secretary of State.
J. W. Arctander shot off his accent in favor
of Kittleson again, and Scandinavia.
Thornton, of Swift, remarked that he was
tired of this national question. He, aa an
4ifc* *f*va$tftts rMS*
Whole number of votes oast 218, necessary
to a choice 107. No choice and votes were pre
THE FOURTH BALLOT.
Whole number of votes cast, 216 '^eces sarv
to a choice, 109.
At the announcement of the result of Gil
man election, the oonvention howled, howled,
Gov. Yale m.ived to make the vote unani
Then the convention diversified their howls
with cries for Gilman.
Oilman answered by getting on the rostrum.
He thanked the convention. He had often
ascended this rostrnm, but never with such
feelingsd ofu gratification as now (cheers). This
because of the fight
ww-u'wi aj'ks'w*.* v*
*Wl it .flWtO^
American of Swift county, favored Jacobson,
as an American citizen, and as a popular man
from his locality.
A person with a German accent administered
a bit of a castigation to the Swedes
for trying to force on them a German
they didn't want in Von Baumbach.
The Germans could and would take care of
themselves if the Scandinavians managed to
look out for themselves.
The first ballot, formal, was ordered, and re
sulted as follows:
Von Baumbach 87
Whole number of votes cast, 213 necessary
to a choice, 107.
There being no ohoice, the president di
But before proceeding with it. Gov. Talc
withdrew Bassford's name. The result was as
Von Baumbach 107
Whole number of votes cast, 213 necessarv
to a choice, 107.
It was moved and seconded that Von Baum
bach be made the unanimous choice of the
A WOW, A WUMPUS, A WIOT.
Mr. Bohland, of Ramsey, declared the vote
not counted in a right manner. He charged
that tickets labeled for Jacobson had been
thrown out. He saw it, and it was a fraud.
Ole Fletcher, of Minneapolis, one of the tel
lers, explained. He declared he had commit
ted no fraud. He had counted every vote cast,
One of tne tickets hod been doub led up. that
Mr. Bableter, of New Ulm, declared it was
an outrage to put Van Baumbach on the Ger
Another German delegate said it was a Demo
cratic dodge to put Von Baumbach on the Re
publicans. Albert Scheffer, a Democrat, waa de
clared to be the man who had put up the job.
Heaps of confusion, lots of mad and any
amount of exoitement here ensued.
Mr. Hicks, the bloviator of Minneapolis,
didn want the taint of fraud to attach to the
Republican party, and he thought the vote
ought to be taken over again.
Fletcher was indignant at being called a
KITTLESON WINS AND THE GERMANS LEAVE.
Matters quieted down and nominations for
treasurer were taken up.
Mr. Ebbs, of Freeborn oounty, nominated
Joseph Bobleter, of New Ulm, got mad and
announced that he proposed to withdraw from
tho convention. Mr. Bobleter and fifteen or
twenty other Germans then left the conven
tion in a body, and amid great confusion Mr.
Gibbs moved'that Kittleson's nomination be
made unanimous. Carried.
For attorney general Col. Gearey nominated
,S. G. Comstock.
J. A. Leonard nominated Charles M. Start.
Said he wouldn't make a speech, but enthused
in a whole lot of words.
Mr. Baker, of Dakota, nominated J. M.
Searles of Dakota.
J. M. Burlingame, of Steele county, was
Little Villain Fletcher got over his mad at
being called a fraud, to exelaim and declaim a
little in behalf of S. G. Comstock.
THE FIRST BALLOT
being taken, resulted as follows
Whole number of votes cast, 209 necessary
to a choice, 105. No choice.
The name of Burlingame was withdrawn.
Gov. Yale urged the selection of Start. If
the geography of the State means anything, he
ought to get it. Nearly all the candidates so
far had come from the northern part of the
State. Mr. Start was a representative man of
Ithe southern portion of the State, and if any
consideration was to be paid to a jnst distribu
tion of office. Start ought to get the nomina
The president ordered
THE SECOND BALLOT,
which resulted as follows:
Searles 1!!!!!'.". 115
Whole number of votes cast 205. H, cessarv
to a choice 103.
A little more frand was developed on
vote, there being seren more votes
this cast than the tally sheet showed were present
convention. Some truly loyal was getting
in his work for his favorite.
THIRD BALLOTbTABT WINS.
Searles' name was withdrawn and the vote
resulted as follows
George Whallon 1
Whole number of votes cost, 199 necessary
to a choice, 100.
The nomination of W. R. Marshall was made
Mr. Gibbs moved th it a cbmmittee of three
be appointed to wait on Jphn S. Pillsbury and
inform him of his nomination.
J. B. Gilfillan thought it was too late, and at
his suggestion the motion wasn't put.
STATE CENTRAL COMMITTEE.
The committee appointed to select a State
central committee, one from each judicial dis
trict, made report as follows:
FirstDistrict-S. P, Jehnwon.
DistrictRnssell Blakely, Chairman.
Third DistrictD. Sinclair.
Fourth District-O. W. Johnson.
Fifth DistrictJohn Gorham.
Sixth DistrictJ. T. Williams.
District-W. H.. Houlton.
Ninth DistrictC. Amundson.
Tenth DistrictW. W. Braden.
Eleventh District- W. W. Spalding.
Twelfth District-Frank Thornton.
At 10 minutes to 2 o'clock A. M. the conven
The work accomplished, after a stretch ex
tending from 12 o'clock M. to 2 o'clock A. M., is
0 Kllabury. of Hennepin
Governor0. A. Gilman, of
Secretary of State
State TreasmerCharles Kittleaon, of Free
-Fred Von Baumbach, of
Attorney GeneralCharles M. Start, of Olm
-W. R. Marshall, of
There was a very large sized swearing-train
from the capitol abont 1:30 this morning.
"A dd weak ticket," was the comment
of Jit. Kendall, the representative from Du
Mr. Jennison expressed the opinion that if
the Democrats had horse sense they conld carry
Mr. Gorham Powers smiled as he expressed
the opinion that the ticket was "pretty tolera
There was none so poor as to do poor Castle
reverence. His boom was not oven mentioned
in the convention.
Ed. Rogers, of Dakota county, was of the
opinion that the convention bad made some
dd big mistakes.
Little Villain Fletcher profeased, to be satis-
fled, "but," said he. "there's been devilish bad
Mr. Comstook sAA he felt that he bad been
treated badly, but he was ready to bury the
hatchet if it was for the good of the party.
Col. Geary, of Wabashaw, said h. wasn't
entirely pleased, and was afraid the Democrats
would nominate a ticket stronger than the one
The red headen woodpecker of the prairies
wishes he had hired himself out for a lamp
post instead of squandering his money to get a
vote from Duluth.
H. R. Denny said he felt well, bnt a little
"blowed." The ticket was not as strong as he
expected it to be. Mr. Denny was a candidate
Col. Hicks, the Demosthenes of the last
honse of representatives, beamed over with the
effulgence of satisfaction. He thought the
convention couldn't have done better.
Mr. Jackobson was not exactly sure that he
was defeated squarely. He had no idea that the
opposing candidate had the number of votes
credited to him, but he would acquiesce in the
The delegate from Isanti county was so thor
oughly convinced that this country is in the
hands of Sweden and Norway, that he an
nounced his vote for the presiding officer in
favor of Mr. Danielson.
All the banks will close at noon to-morrow
to enable their employes to visit the State fair.
Ihe Mr. Fisher who was in a row the other
night, is not Wm. Fisher, an employe at the
Do not fail to visit the Lookout and see
everything worth seeing for miles. A splen
did glance can be had there.
The boiler makers at the St. Paul & Pacific
shops struck yesterday, because their wages
were rednced from $2.50 to $2.40 er day.
The harvester works post office was closed
yesterd ay, and the denizens of that locality
will now be served by a mounted carrier.
Three drunken soldiers fired their revolvers
promiscuously on Bridge Square about mid
night and were arrested.
A decision was rendered by Judge Brill yes
terday, in the case of A. R. Capehart vs. Mary
Kennedy, etc., granting a motion for judgment
in favor of the plaintiff.
The bonds of Jatnts McDonough, the Minne
sota street giant, were surrendered yesterday,
and the burly bruiser was committed to await
the action of the giand jury.
The death of Elmira Cressey, whose eventfnl
history has already been given in the GLOBE,
took place at the St. Peter insane asylnm, day
before yesterday, thus terminating an exceed
ingly eventfnl snd chequered career.
Ole Oleson and Anthony Brunell wrestled
with tanglefoot all of Monday evening. It
didn't tackle to them kindly, so they got left
They paid $3 each for the experience.
Michael Daly and John Donovan, the Min
nesota street terriers, were arraigned for hear
ing at the municipal court yesterday morning.
The case went over until the 8th inst.
The case against August Fischer, who made
St. Peter street howl with his bacchanalian
orgies a few days since, came before Judge
Flint yesterday on a continuance. The de
fense was not ready for a trial and the case
was continned until the 8th inst.
Whole number of votes cast, 207 necessary
to a ohoice, 104.
Charles M. Start's nomination was made
unanimous by Col. Gearey at the request of Mr.
S. G. Comstock. Carried.
COMMITTEE TO APPOINT A STATE CENTRAL COMMIT-
On motion of George Ohamberlin, of Jack
son, the following were appointed to select
the State central committee.
First DistrictC. A Baker.
Second DistrictStanford Newell.
Third DistrictF. C. Robinson.
Fourth DistrictH. G. Hicks.
Fifth DistrictJohn Gorham.
Sixth DistrictH. Cummings.
Seventh DistrictW. H. Holton.
Eighth DistrictJ. C. Stoever.
Ninth District0. Ammundson
Tenth DistrictIra Jones.
Eleventh DistrictPaul Sletten.
Twelfth DistrictH. G. Stord ck.
FOB BAILROAD COMMISSIONER.
W. R. Marshall, of Ramsey, was nominated.
Col. W. H. Feller, of Wabashaw, was placed
The first ballot was promptly taken, and re
sulted as follows:
Mr. Owen Sullivan, champicle long distance
walker of Minnesota, and W:L. Hornsby, of
Manitoba, have arranged a twenty-f onr hours'
walk for 250 aside. The parties have put up
$100 forfeit, and the walk will commence at 8
o'olock Friday evening and close at 7 o'clock
The following decision was rendered by
Jndge Brill yesterday, in the case of William
Crowe vs. The Minneapolis & St. Louis Rail
road Company: Ordered that the demurrer be
sustained, with leave to plaintiff to amend
within ten days after the filing of the order,
upon payment of $10 costs.
In the GLOBE'S summary of Monday's races
yesterday morning, the word "distanced" was
inadvertently placed opposite the name of Mr.
Baker'B horse Smoker. The second heat was
deolared void, as will be remembered, and aa
the horse had become fretted by the dozen or
more unsuccessful attemi ts at scoring, it is no
wonder that his driver, Mr. J. D. Prentice, of
Lake City, mado no effort to contest the race
after turning into the home fitretcb, but believ
ing from certain circumstances that the heat
"womd be declared "off and slowly jogged his
horse when he ha I quieted him, to the wire.
Following is the programmee for the Rice
park concert this evening by the Great Union
band, ^commencing at 7 o'clock:
1. Sharpshooters' Quickstep Beissig
Potpourri from "Fra Diavolo." Anber
"The Rage in London," potpourri. Reviere
Overture"Poet and Peasant," Snppe
Coocoo Polka Herzog
Gen. Custer's Last Charge L. Schick
Bobolink Polka, arraged by H. Stein
"How Folks Grieve and Rejoice,"
potpourri H. Rausch
Concert Cornet Polka Arban
Great Union Quickstep. .Theo. Henninger 10.
A resident of La Crosse, Wisconsin, named
Peter Andrews, boarded the morning express
on the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul railroad,
yesterday, at the above named point, and
shortly after the train had left the depot he
discovered that his pocket hod been picked of
two notes, one for $500 and the other for $300,
in addition to which his pocket-book contained
$206 in cash and a ticket for St. Paul, all of
which was missing. The robbery was commit
ted on the platform of the cars shortly after
the train had left La Cro=se. The theft was re
ported in this city yesterday afternoon and
payment of the notes was immediately stopped.
No clue has been ascertained of the robbers.
After all th* labor of Sheriff King to cause
the gross to grow on the court house squars,
it must distress him beyond measure to see the
foot-print of tho vandals, crushing and killing
out all that he has done to -beautify that once
repulsive spot. Why cannot pedestrians con
fine themselves to the walks and not walk on
the grass? The same remarks are appliable to
Rice Park. The fence having been removed
and the grounds thrown open to the public,
the public ishould be careful to confine itself
to the walks, otherwise that once green spot
will cease t be a pleasant place for those of
our tired, over-wrought people who have hither
to sought its shade and green grass for quiet
and pleasant repose.
H. E. Cooke, proprietor of the Polk county
Journal, is one of the guests of the city.
E. C. Davis, Esq., Grookston's first and only
mayor, is down from that frontier city, taking
in the convention and State fair.
Alderman Wm. Rhodes, who has been absen
for a week, rusticating on Lake Superior, re
turned yesterday delighted with his visit.
Mr. James Stinson, of Chicago, 111., ono of
the large real estate owners of this city, ar
rived yesterday and is stopping at the Metro
Ool. E. W. Foster is in this city on a visit to
his brother, Mr. A. G. Foster. The latter is a
member of the chamber of commerce and
among our most enterising business men.
Hon. Geo. Gilos, of BeUe Plaine, spent yes
terday in St. Paul, and will visit the State fair
to-day, where ho ha* on exhibition tobacco
raised in Minnesota from Cuban seed.
California Electio n.
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 3.To-morrow the
stock exchange and public institutions will be
closed. Unless the election is more one sided
that is now expected, it will be several days
before the result will be known. In this city
thet ballot contains eighty-seven names, and in
the regulations of voting and codnting the bal
lot it will be impossible to estimate the result
for probably two or three days. The contest
between Republicans and Workingmen on
mayor is likely to be close. On both the city
and State tickets there will be much scratching.
The Republicans and Workingmen both ex
press confidence of victory in the city and
State, while the friends of Glenn claim his
election with equal boldness.
Where to Dine.
Go to Scott's.97 East Third street, for a first
class 25c dinner, if you are in the city. If at
the fair grounds, you will find a nice hot din
ner at his place there.
One thonsand "Arion pianos.1"
MOUREIn this city, at her residence, 67 Norris
street, Tuesday, Sept. 2d, at 11. 30 P.M Barbara
Moore, wife of W.L.Moore.
Funeral and High Mass from the cathedral, Thurs
day morning at 9 o'clock. Friends invited to attend