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A GALA DAY.
For the Stalwart Democracy
The Largest and Best Conven
tion Ever Held in the
Harmony, Prudence, Good Sense
and Wisdom Predomi
Kelly, Jones, McDonald and
Doran Elected at Large, and
All for Tilden.
The Delegates Applaud "The Old
Ticket" Attain and Again.
"A Tariff Only for Revenue," is the
Platform on which the
A Little Bit of Friction, But Great Unanimi
ty on the Final Kesult.
At Large—J. F. NORIUSU, of Dakota county
C. 11. LIENA!/, Ramsey.
First District—AUGUST PETERSON, of Free
Second District—THOS. E. BOWEX, of Brown.
Third District—(; fc)O. D. DiTOIT, of Carver.
Fourth District—DAVlD COCHRAN, of
Fifth District—E. M. WRIGHT, of Otter
At large— P. IT. KKLI.Y, of Ramsey county.
1!. A. JONES, of Olmsted.
C. P. MACDOXALD, of Steams.
M. DORAN. of Le Suour.
FirstDistrict—V.". J. WHIPPLE, of Wiiiona.
B. S. COOK, of Steele.
Second District—HENKY POEHLER, of Sibley.
JOHN C. WISE, of Blue Earth.
Third District— W. M. CAMPBELL.of Meeker.
G. N. BAXTER, of Rice.
Fourth District—R. A. SMITH, of Ramsey.
E. W.DURANT, Washington.
Fifth District—T. E. HEENAN, of Stevens.
A. GUERNON, of Morrison.
At Large—W. G. ROBERTSON, Ramsey county.
GEORGE X. FISH, JR., of Mower.
E. P. BARNUM, of Steams.
T. O'LEARY, of Murray.
First District—JOHN" PRANK, of Mower.
M. S. EMERY, of Wabashaw.
Second District—C. MeKEXXA, of Waseca.
J. F. MEAGHER, Blue Earth.
Third District—J. M. SPICER, of Kandiyohi.
• 11. A. PARK, of Goodhue.
Fourth District—A- G. PERKINS, of Pine.
WM. QUIXX, of Wright.
Fifth District—L. EMMETT, of Big Stone.
P. M. GRAFF, of St. Louis,
Yesterday was afield day for the Democracy of
Minnesota in that they held the largest state con
vention which ever convened in Minnesota. The
leathering was notable too, as bring composed of
representative and leading men of the state.
The convention was rapped to order in Sher
man hall at 12 o'clock by Hon. M. Doran, chair
man ot the state central committee, when the
call wiis read by the secretary of the committee,
Capt. J. 1). Wood, of Fergus Falls.
Mr. Doran said that any mistakes in the call
would be rectified by the committee on creden
Col. L. T. Baxter , ot Fergus Falls, was then
named as the choice of the committee for tempo
Col. Baxter took the platform amid hearty ap
plause, and said he would maku no speech, but
heartily thank the convention for the honor.
Ou motion of W. W. Campbell Capt. J. D. Wood
was nominated as temporary secretary.
COMMITTEE OX CREDENTIALS.
Mr. Ansel Oppenheim moved the appointment
by the chair ot one from each congressional dis
trict and one at large as a committee on creden
tials. Mr. Campbell moved to amend by making
it one from each judicial district, which was ac
cepted by Mr. Oppenheim,and the chair appoint
ed the following:
At large—Ansel Oppenheim, of Ramsey
First District—John Geritz, Dakota.
Second District—M. J. O'Conuor, Ramsey.
Third District—W. A. Allen, Winona.
Fourth District—Frank Morse, Hennepin.
Fifth District—Thos. Bohan, Waseca.
Sixth District—T. J O'Leary, Murray.
Seventh District—J. N. Ives, Polk.
Eighth District—F. J. Whitlock, Scott.
Ninth District—A. L. Sackett, Xicollet.
Tenth District—John Frank, Mower.
Eleventh District—B. M. Graff, St. Louis.
Twelfth District—J. M. Spicer, Kandyohi.
On motion of J. F. Xorrish, the chair was an
thorized to appoint a committee of five on per
The chair appoiuted the following:
John F. Norrish, Dakota.
R. A. Jones, Olmsted.
John Meagher, Blue Earth.
E. F. Dv Toit, Carver.
COMMtTTEE OV RESOLUTIONS.
The chair, on motion ot Mr. O. M. Hall, of
Goodhue county, was instructed to appoint a
committee of thirteen on resolutions. The fol
lowing were announced:
At Large—O. M. Hall, Red Wing.
First District—E. W. Durant, Washington.
Second District—C. W. Griggs, Ramsey.
Third District—W. J. Whipple, Wiioua.
Fourth District—W. W. McXair, Hennepin.
Fifth District—B. S. Cook, Owatonna.
Sixth District—R. Rose, Blue Earth.
Seventh District—Geo. W. Sweet, Benton.
Eighth District—G. M. Touslly, Le Sueur.
Ninth District—A. J. Lamberton, Xicollet.
Tenth District— August Peterson. Freeborn.
Eleventh District—Wm. Smith, Polk.
Twelfth District—W. M. Campbell, Meeker.
W. J. Whipple offered his annual resolution as
follows, which was adopted.
Sesolved, That no delegate shall be admitted
to this convention unless he is a citizen of the
county which he claims to represent.
Recess until 2 p. m.
The convention reassembled at 2:15 o'clock,
when Secretary Wood read the report of the com
mittee on credentials.
The committee reported the following as au
thorized delegates to the convention:
Ait kin—E. F. Barrett.
Anoka—Jas. C. Frost, S. M. Fridley, Weston
Brown—T. E. Bowen, F. L. Randall, E. P.
Bertram!, M. Mullen, C. W. Heidmans.
Becker—R. L. Frazee, John T. Brown.
Bentou—P. Baupre, Jos. Cambell, G. W.
Big Stone.—L. Emmett, B. M. Randall.
Blue Earth—John F. Meagher, R. H. Rose, L
Cook. H. W. Brown, H. Himmelman, P. H.
Carney, D. E. Bowen, L. Patterson, J. C. Wise.
E. 11. Pope.
Cook—F. H. Dunning.
Chippewa—A. M. Ellithorp, E. B. Heiberg.
Cottonwood —Orin Nason.
C'arlton—Hamilton Curry, C. Bradley.
Clay—R. W. Coleman, E. H. Lamberton, N
Crow Wing—G. W. Holland, Peter Mertz, I. N.
White, G. li. Holland holding prosy for Mertz
Chisago—D. M. Woodbury, E. A. Umland.
Carver—F. E. Dn Toit, Geo. Faber, Robt.
Patterson, Frank Warner, M. Simondwitch, F.
Dakota —J. C. Garaghty, John McXainara, M.
Farrell, James McDon'agh, Pat Donavan, J. F.
Norrish, J. Ililand, Fred Dries.
Dodge—J. Bedient, H. C. Rand, John Adams,
H. H. Roe.
Freeborn—John V. Wohlhuter, Thos. Purcell,
W. S. Krebs, August Peterson, D. K. Stacy.
Filhnore —J. R. Jones, Dr. De Cousseiis, N.
Elliot, S. S. McKenny, H. R. Wells, Ole Iverson,
D. A. Sullivan, F. A. Smith.
Faribault—J. M. Polleys, J. C. Bohen, Silas
Grant—A. J. Cater, Albert Tellford.
Goodhue—J. C. Pierce, O. M. Hall, E. T.
Wilder, F. Carlson, P. Nelson, S. S. Lewis, A.
Houston —E. P. Donival, Capt. W.- H. Harries,
Walter Goergen, Daniel Campbell, Fenian Gil
Hennepin—R, P. Russell, Winthrop Young, E.
M. Wilson, Frank Morse, A. A. Ames, W. A.
Glenn, John T. Lee, D. B. Johnson, W. W. Mc-
Nair, C. E. Eibert, D. Waite, A. T. Ankeny, O.
Keinhardt, John Lally, J. J. McHale, Phil Hart
man, 0. L. Loomis, B. F. Christlieb, T. Connolly.
Kanabec—\V. H. Grant.
Kandiyohi—J. M. Spicer, M. D. Manning, Den- i
nis O'Brien, B. F. Jeuness.
Lincoln—J. L. Case, James Donovan.
Lyon—H. M. Burchard, M. Sullivan.
Lac gui Purle—Peter Henkels, J. Praul.
Le Sueur—G. M. Touseley, W. S. Broz, M.
Doran, James Delehanty, JamesMcLanaghan, H.
Byrne, W. F. Johnson, P. D. Smith, T. W.
Meeker—Wm. M. Campbell, A. D. Ross, Thco.
Ehlers, Hamlet Stevens, M. J. Flynn.
Mille Lacs—H. B. Cowles, two votes; instruct
ed to cast full vote.
Morrison—A. Giicrnon, 11. Rasicot, John Sim
mons, A. F. Storeif.
Mower—G. M. Fish, M. B. Slocum, John
Frank, B. W. Lovell, Thos. i:'niith.
Marshall—J. C. Bennewitz, D. Hanna.
Murray—T. O'Leary, J. Ahem.
McLeod—A. P. Fitch, L. Childcs, J. V. V.
Lewi?, August Neitzcll.
Nobles—L. B. Bennett, John M. Grace.
Nicollet—A. L. Sackett, A. J. Lamberton, J.
Bauer, Alexander Harken.
Olmsted—C. 11. Heffron, Henry Schuster, A.
Biermau, R. A. Jones, J. F. Reuber, S. E. Kee
ler, J. W. Everstine.
Otter Tall—J. P. Kennedy, W. D. Lowry,
Henry Dressier, E. H. Love, L. L. Baxter, J. D.
Pope—T. W. Brown, Wm. Perry.
Polk—Wm. Smith, sr., F. M. Ennis, Henry
Wight, Louis Fontaine, John X. Ives.
Pine—A. J. Perkins, M. J. Durkan.
Pipestone—M. D. Morrarity.
RenviUe—W. P. Christeusen, Ed. O'Hara, J.
R. Buck, James Greeley.
Rock—M. F. Batelle, L. McDermot.
Rice.—Jerome Madden, J. S. Tripp, G. W.
Murphy, j. i£. ParshaU. F. A. Noble, M. H. Kel
ly, P. J. Moran 11. 11. Osterhout.
Ramsey—C. D. O'Brien, P. 11. Kelly, A. Op
penheim, P. T. Kavanagh, Wm. Barrett, R.
T. O'Connor, A. Dufrene, M. J.,O'Connor. Geo.
J. Mitsch, Jr., Wm. Dawson,C. W. Griggs, James
King, W. P. Murray, Thos. Brennan, J. C. Mc-
Carthy, Wm. Leip.
St. Louis—P. M. Graffe, John Flynn.
Steams—C. F. McDonald, John Ethan, E. P.
Barnum, Jos. Capser, P. B. Gorman, Henry Kam
mermcyer, W. T. Rigby, A. Chisholm, John
Kxay, Theo. Bruemer, L. R. Swift.
Stevens—M. Finnegau, T. E. Heenan, G. A.
Sherburne—W. F. Strubel, F. Chikering.
Sibley—Henry Poehler, Orrin Kipp, Thos.
Welch, Pat Bray.
Swift—G. T. Brennan, D. F. McDermott, M.
Hoban, T. F. Young.
Scctt-^T. H. Peck, F. J. Whittock, J. W. Cal
lender, J. A. Coller, Henry Moon, 11. Koerner,
Steele—B. S. Cook, M. J. Toher, Hugn Mur
ray, A. Oppliger, M. M. Guthrie.
Traverse—Geo. I. Becker, P. D. O'Phelan.
Todd—A. K. Maynard, R. H. Harkius, A. S.
Watonwan—J. J. Thornton, W. K. Holmes.
Wilkin—Stephen Murphy, James Flynn.
Wabashaw—P.H. Rahilly,H. H. Dickman.M. E.
Drury, S. M. Emory, 11. Baumgarten, W. B.Lutz,
F. H. Milligan,
Waseca—R. O. Ciaig, C. McKenna, M. B.
Keely, P. McOo\ern. Thos. Bohm, B. F. Forbes.
Winona—W. J. Whipple, F. L. Cotter, W. 11.
Dill, Henry Steen, E.W. Bogart, Samuel Meloin,
H. C. Parrott, H. C. Shepard, O. 11. Clark, H. W.
Lamberton, W. N. Miller, W. A. Allen.
Wright—J. H. Wendel, G. A. Ruckoldt,
Wm. Tubbs,, J. C. Nugent, Win. Quinn, David
Cochran, H. Tanner, T. G. Mealy.
Washington—Matt Clarke, John McCarthy,
Matt Shorten, J. M. Brush, J. C. O'Gorman, E.
W. Durant, Wm. Stark.
Yellow Medicine—B. T. Randall, James O'Con
After some correction in initials and spelling of
names the report was adopted.
Mr. Norriah, from the committee on perma
nent organization submitted the following report:
President—L. L. Baxter, of Otter Tail.
Vice presidents—A. K. Maynard, of Todd,
Winthrop Young, Hennepin; Thomas Brenoan,
Ramsey; A. J. Lamberton, Nicollet; D. K.
Stacy, of Freeborn.
Secretaries—J. D. Wood, of Otter Tail, K. T.
O'Connor, of Ramsey.
The report was adopted.
In accepting the presidency of the convention,
Col. Baxter said he was profoundly grateful for
the honor conferred upon him. He was pleased
to preside over the largest and finest convention
which had ever assembled in the state
of any party. This convention was to send dele
gates to Chicago to nominate the next president
of the United States and the standard bearer of
the party was to be the Hon. Samuel J. Tilden.
|Loud and tumultuous applause]. The old man
who was paralyzed as reported would paralyze
his enemies in November. [Laughter and ap
plause]. The wrongs of eight years a£o were
bound to be righted and this convention would
take pleasure in sending men to Chicago to par
ticipate in that greatandnoble work. | Applause!
He would not attempt a speech but would await
the further action of the convention.
non. O. M. Hall, of Red Wing, chairman of
the platform committee, submitted the following
The Democrats of Minnesota in convention as
sembled, declare that the existing depression of
the business and industrial interests of the
First—That public affairs should be adminis
tered with the most rigid economy—that useless
offices should be abolished, superfluous officials
discharged, extravagant salaries reduced, and no
appropriations made except those called for by
the necessities of the people and for the legiti
mate expenses of government.
Second—That a large surplus in the treasury
is an ever existing incentive to wasteful extrava
gance and official corruption. That it should be
reduced not by reckless appropriations but by a
reduction of the taxes which create it. That
this reduction of taxation should be made upon
the necessaries of life and not upon its luxnries.
Third—That the present tariff is a master
piece of injustice, inequality and faise pretense.
It has impoverished many industries to subsidize
a few. It prohibits imports that might purchase
the products of American labor. It has degraded
American commerce from the finest to an inferi
or rank on the high seas. It has cut down the
sales of American manufactures at home and
abroad and depleted the returns of American ag
riculture—an industry followed by half our peo
pie. It costs the people five times more than it
produces to the treasury, obstructs the process of
production, and wastes the fruits of labor. It
promotes fraud, fosters smuggling, enriches dis
honest officials, and bankrupts honest merchants.
We demand that all custom house taxation shall
be only for revenue.
Sesolved, That the defenders of the govern
ment in the late war for the union are entitled to
receive liberal pensions as a tribute to their
patriotism, devotion and courage in the hour of
the nation's trial.
J. J. Thornton of Watonwan moved the adop
tion of the report.
Judge Henry of Scott was tired of that word
"only" and he wanted it stricken out in the last
resolution where it reads "only for revenue."
Judge Maynard of Todd was sorry to disagree
with him, but he admired the resolution just as
Upon a re-reading of the resolution, Judge
Henry withdrew his motion and the platform was
ORDER OF BUSINESS.
Wm. Barrett of St. Paul offered the following:
Resolved, That this convention do now pro
ceed to the election of four delegates at large to
represent the Democratic party of Minnesota in
the national Democratic convention to be held in
Chicago on the Bth day of July 1884 for the pur
pose of placing in nominntion candidates for
president and vice president of the United States
end that immediately after the result cf the elec
tion of delegates at large is announced by the
chair that this convention resolve itself into the
several district conventions representing their
respective congressional districts and that such
district convention elect two delegates each to
represent them in said national convention and
two alternates and report their action to this
W. W. McNair, of Minneapolis, moved to
amend by having the entire convention select
all of the delegates taking four from any points
in the etate they wished and two from each of
the districts. He wanted this reform adopted
and have the entire convention do the work in
stead of dividing up into districts.
. Mr. Barrett spoke of the good old Democratic
style of coming down to the hearts of the people
ST. PAUL, MINN., FRIDAY MAY 30, 1884—TWELVE PAGES.
and thought each district should make its own
After further debate, in which W. P. Murray
and W.M. Campbell favored the resolution, it was
The chair invited the vice presidents to seats
upon the platform, and when the venerable Judge
Maynard accepted the invitation there were loud
calls for a speech. The Judge responded, re
turning thanks in a brief but kumorous man
DELEGATES AT LARGE.
The decks being cleared for action, Hon. C.
D. O'Brien, of St. Paul, nominated P. 11. Kelly
for delegate at large, and moved that he be elect
ed by acclamation. The motion was seconded by
several delegates and the chair ; putting cthe
motion, it was adopted unanimously.
C. H. Heffron, of Olmsted, nominated Hon. R.
A. Jones, of Rochester, as the second delegate
at large, and the motion was carried unanimously
Joseph Capser, of Steams, moved the name of
C. F. McDonald, of St. Cloud, as the third dele
gate, and he too was unanimously elected by ac
J. J. Thornton, of Watonwan, nominated for
the fourth and last elector, Hon. Michael Doran,
of Le Sueur. ■
• Mr. Glenn, ef nennepin, thought the conven
tion was gettfng along most too fast. They had
selected all but one of the delegates at large and
ho thought some parts of the state were not get
ting represented. The Democrats of Hennepin
county wanted a chance to present one of the
oldest and best known Democrats in the state,
but for some reason they could not get a voice.
In conclusion he presented the name of Eugene
M. Wilson. ' ■ \:.:: I
W. B. Lutz, of Wabashaw, nominated Mr.
Rahailly, of Wabashaw.
Mr. Rahilly said it was a fact his delegation
had been instructed for him as a delegate at
large, but that they failed to present his name at
the proper time: therefore he would withdraw.
Mr. Everstine' of Olmstead, favored Michael
Doran, because he understood he not only ??
for Tilden when awake, but he snored for Tilden
when asleep. |Laughter]. '":.'.:: .'
Mr. Smith, of LeSeuer, made a gtirring speech
for Doran. He paid him a high . compliment for
his unswerving devotion to the arty.
Judge Coleman, of Moorhead, nominated the
Hon. R.L. Frazee, but subsequently withdrew
the name at Mr. Frazee's request.
This left the Hon. M. Doran and Hon. E. M.
Wilson as the only candidates and a call of the
roll by counties resulted in the following vote:
Counties. c § . Counties. c §
■ o F* o ?
p -; . P
Aitken 1 .. Mower 2 3
Anoka 3 .. Marshall 1 1
Brown 5.. Murray 2..
Becker 2 McLeod 4 ..
Benton 3 Nobles 2 ..
Big Stone 1 1 Nicollet 4 ..
Blue Earth 7 3 Olmsted 7..
Cook 1 Otter Tail 6 ..
Chippewa 2 .. Pope 2 ..
Cottonwood 1 .. Polk 5 ..
Carltou 2 Pine 2 ..
Clay 1 2 Pipestone 1 ..
Crow Wing ... . 3 Rehville 2 2
Chisago 2 .. Rock 2 ..
Carver.......:... 6 .. Rice 6 ..
Dakota 8 .. Ramsey 16 ..
Dodge 3 .. St.Louis 2
Freeborn 5 .. Steams :....ll ..
Fillmore.. 5 3 Stevens 3 ..
Faribault 3 . . Sherburne 2
Goodhue 7 .. Sibley 4 ..
Grant 2 Swift 4 ..
Houston 2 3 Scott 3 4
Hennepin 19 Steele 5 ..
Kanabec 1 .. Traverse 2 ..
Kittson 1 .. Todd 3 ..
Kandiyohi 4.. Watonwan ; 2..
Lincoln 2 .. Wilkin 2 ..
Lyon 2 .. Wabashaw 7 ..
Lake 1 .. Waseca 6 ..
LaoquiParle..... 2 .. Winona 12 ..
Sueur : 9 .. Wright 4. 4
Meeker 3 2 Washington 7 ..
Mille Lacs 2 Yellow Medicine. 2 ..
Morrison 2 2
Total : 1 229 69
As the result was about to be announced, Mr.
Wilson said it might seem superfluous, but he
would move to make Mr. Doran's election unan
imous and it was so decided.
Calls were then made for Mr. Doran, and he
oaid: Gentlemen of the convention: Words fail
to convey my thanks. If there had been no fight
made I would not have known how many friends
I had. The opposition has been honorable and
friendly, and I will endeavor to deserve the honor
you have bestowed upon me.
P. H. Kelly was loudly called for. He ex
pressed his thanks in a short speech. He said
words were inadequate to express his feelings ;
he was prond of the opportunity to vindicate
himself from some statements which had been
made, but as he sometimes said too had things he
would not refer to them. He was in favor of
righting the wrongs of the past; he was in favor
of nominating Tilden by a large majority. [Ap
plause.] His nomination had been most flatter
ing to him and he wished to endeavor to carry
out the trust, and hoped that the Democrats of
Minnesota would not have occasion to regret the
confidence placed in him.
Loud calls were made for R. A. Jones. He re
sponded by saying that it ought to go without the
saying that there was not a Democrat in the
county who was not in favor of the renomination
and re-election of Samuel J. Tilden. [Cheers.]
If there was anything the people detested it was
a great public wrong, and he believed that Tilden
would be elected by one million majority. ' The
Democratic party wanted to present a solid front
against taxation for anything else than the nec
essaries of the country. The speech, was re
ceived with great applause.
Mr. McDonald was brought to the front by
calls. He said we were on the eve of a great
battle, and npon the wisdom of the action taken
at Chicago will depend who will be the next pres
ident. It was a great ■ honor to be selected for
such a position as delegate to snch a convention,
and it was not expected by him twenty^four
hours ago. He was in harmony with the delega
tion, and in favor of Tilden. [Applause.]
TAKING A RECESS.
Mr. W. P. Murray moved that each congressional
district go into a convention by itself. Carried,
and an adjournment was taken for half an hour
for this purpose.
Reports From the Districts.
V Upon re-assembling of the convention John R.
Jones, of Fillmore, reported that the First dis
trict had selected W, J. Whipple," of Winona,
and B.S. Cook, of Steele, as delegates to the
national convention, with John Frank, of Mower
and M. S. Emery, of Wabashaw, as alternate.
They also selected August Peterson, of Free
born, for First district elector.
- The report was adopted.
Col. T. O'Leary, of Murray, reported Henry
Poehler, of Sibley, and J. C. Wise, of Blue
Earth selected as delegates, with C. McKenna,
of Waseca, and JohnF. Meagher, of Blue Earth,
as alternates. Thos. E Bowen, of Brown county,
was named for elector.
The report was adopted. *
B. P. Jenness of Kandiyohi, reported W.M.
Campbell of Meeker and Geo. ft. Baxter of Rice
as delegates with J. M. Spicer of Kandiyohi, and
H. A. Park, of Goodhue, for alternates. Geo.
D. Dv Toit was named for c lector.
. The report was adopted.
"■■',':"■' . • FOURTH DISTRICT.
Ansel Oppehheim of Ramsey, reported Robt.
A. Smith of Ramsey, and E. W. Durant of Still
water as delegates, with A. G. Perkins of Pine,
and Wm. Quinn of Wright, as alternates. David
Cochrane was named for elector.
The report was adopted.
E. P. Barnum, of Steams, reported T. E. Hee
nan, of Stevens, and A. Guernon, of Morrison, as
delegates, with L. Emmett, of Kandiyohi, and P.
M. Graff, of St. Louis, as alternates. E. M.
Wright,' of Otter Tail, was named for elector.
: The report was adopted.
STATE CENTRAL COMMITTEE.
' Mr. Oppenheim moved that the chair appoint,
at his leisure, a state central committee ;of one
from each judicial district and three at large.
;; Mr. Barrett wanted a committee to ] select a
state central; committee, but the convention
didn't and adopted Mr. Oppenheim's motion.
- The following alternates were then selected:
W. G. Robertson, of amsey, alternate for P.
Geo. N. Fish, Jr., of Mower, alternate for R.
E. P. Barnum, of Steams, alternate for C. F.
T. O'Leary, of Murray, alternate for M. Doran
ELECTORS AT LARGE.
The question of chossing two electors at large
coming up W. M. Campbell said, the Third dis
trict claimed one of the positions for J. F. Nor
rish because the Third district was the only dis
trict that did not ask and receive a delegate at
W. P. Murray thought Hennepin county should
have more consideration, and he nominated the
Hon. Winthrop Young for elector.
Mr. McNair very emphatically withdrew the
name and said when any of the various factious
composing the Hennepin delegation, desired a
candidate they would name them themselves.
H. R. Wells, of Fillmore nominated C. H.
Benedict, of Ramsey, and urged his selection as
representing the free trade league.
Judge Wilder urged Mr. Norrish in strong
Mr. Eibert, of Minneapolis, made a strong
speech in favor of C. H. Lienau, of St. Paul, say
ing the German-Americans shoujd be repre
Mr. Oppenheim said that while Ramsey connty
would be glad to honor Mr. Liensm, they felt
that this county had had enough, [Derisive
laughter and cries of oh, no, from Minneapolis
delegates], and the vote of Ramsey county was
for John F. Norrish.
Henry Poehler followed in a warm speech in
behalf of Lienau.
Col. O'Leary nominated J. J. Thornton, of
Watowan, for elector at largo, but Mr. Thorn
It was voted to accede to the Third district re
quest and- take up that recommendation first.
This being done Mr. Norrish was chosen as an
elector at large by acclamation.
The roll was then called upon the remaining
elector, Mt. Lienau and Mr. Benedict being
the candidates. Long before the roll
call was ended it was apparent that Mr. Lienau
was to win and Mr. Wells moved his election
unanimously which was carried.
THANKS TO DOBAN.
B. S. Cook, of Steele county, offered the fol
Resolved, That the delegates of this conven
tion hereby tender a vote of thanks to the Hon.
Michael Doran, chairman of the Democratic State
Central committee, for the very able rutmner in
which he managed the late state canvass.
When the resolution was adopted there were
loud calls for Mr. Bierman, and, in response, he
said ho was taken by surprise. He wanted to
thank the convention for the cordial support ten
dered him as the standard bearer in the last cam
paign. He had made mistakes, as
all men had in politics. During
the campaign he had made a mistake. He
had doubted the fairness of some in Ramsey
county and among others he had called into
qeestion the actions of Mr. P. H. Kelly. He had
since learned that he had done that gentleman a
great injustice, and he wanted to make a pubiic
apology. His remarks were received with ap
Mr. D. M. Graff, of St. Lonis county, didn't
want to act as alternate, but the convention
would not excuse him.
Mr. P. H. Kelly invited the delegates to meet
him at the Merchants hotel at eight o'clock in
the evening to arrange for going to Chicago.
Mr. Eibert moved that three cheers be given
for the success of the Democratic party, which
were given with an unction, when the convention
Dodge t Mower,
Fillmore, •Hm I .;eJ,
The First District convention, composed of the
delegates from the counties above named, was
called to order and J. R. Joues, of Fillmore
county, chosen chairman, and B. W. Lovell, of
Mower county, secretary. Upon motion, names
were acnounced as candidates for delegates to the
Democartic national convention, as follows: W.
J. Whipple, Winoua connty; E. P. Dorivall,
Houston county; B. S. Cook, Steele county.
The motion prevailed to elect one delegate at a
time upon the call of the counties. Upon the
first ballot the vote stood as follows:
E P. Dorivall—Fillmore, 8 votes; Freeborn,
5 votes; Houston, 5 votes; Dodge, 3 votes;
Mower, 1 vote. Total, 22.
W. J. Whipple—Dodge, 1 vote; Mower, 4
votes; Olmsted, 7 votes; Steele, 5 votes; Waba
shaw, 7 votes; Winona, 12 votes. Total, 36 votes.
Before the ballot was announced the vote of
Steele county originally for Cook was changed to
Whipple, and he was declared duly elected.
For the second delegate the following vote was
Dorivall—Houston, 5; Fillmore, 8; Freeborn,
2; Mower, 1. Total, 16.
Cook—Dodge, 3; Freeborn, 3; Mower, 4;
Olmsted, 7; Steele, 5; Wabashaw, 7; Winona, 12.
Mr. Cook was declared elected.
Messrs. John Frank, of Mower county, and M.
S. Emery, of Wabashaw county, were elected al
ternates by acclamation.
For Elector for the First district August Peter
son, of Freeborn county, was elected by accla
The convention unanimously adopted a motion
recommending Geo. M. Fish, Jr., to the state
convention as an alternate delegate at large.
Blue Earth, Mnn ay,
Jackson, Red Wood,
Lac gui Parle, Rock,
Le Sueur, Sibley,
Watonwan, Yellow Medicine.
The Second district convention was organized
by electing Senator John F. Meagher, of Blue
Earth county, chairman, and T. O'Leary, of
Murray connty, secretary..
Tha nomination of candidates for delegates to
the Democratic national convention resulted in
the election by acclamation of Henry
Poehler, of Sibley county, and
John C. Wise of Blue Earth connty as delegates,
and McKenna of Waseca and John F. Meagher
of Blue Earth as alternates.
For presidential elector for the second district,
Thomas E. Bowen of Brown county was chosen
by acclamation, whereupon the convention ad
The Third district delegates, representing the
eleven counties above named, met in an ante
room of Sherman hall right after the recess ad
journment. The caucus was called to order by
F. J. Whitlock of Belle Plaine. B. F, Jenness
was made chairman, and Thomas Young, of Ben
son, acted as secretary.
The meeting was addressed by Hon. W. M.
Campbell, who outlined the situation; he said
the district was entitled to two electors besides
the delegates, one at large and one from
the district. The object was to nominate two
delegates and alternates to Chicago and electors.
A discussion followed as to the right of the dis
trict to electors. A motion to appoint a com
mittee of one from each ennnty to select electors
and delegates was laid on the table. Mr. Ross
moved that W. M. Campbell, of Meeker, be rec
ommended ag the delegate to represent the dis
trict at the convention. Messrs. Narrish, of
Hastings, W. T. Christiansen, of Ren,ville, A. T.
Fitch, of McLeod, and Geo. M. Baxter, of Rice,
were also put in nomination.
A motion was made ior an informal ballot,
when Mr. Norrish spoke in favor of deferring
action until the delegates at large had been nomi
nated by the convention.
Mr. Campbell moved that the delegates in the
Third district be elected from the dividing lines,
north and south of the Minnesota river. It was
and on motion of Mr. J. R. Parsball
line caucus proceeded to ballot for candidates.
The informal ballot resulted as follows:
Campbell, 48; Baxter, 17; Norrish, 17: Fitch, 4.
The name of Mr. Fitch was withdrawn.
On motion Messrs. Campbell and Baxter were
decided upon as the choice of the district for
delegates to tho convention.
Geo. 1). Dutoit, of Carver, was named as the
choice of the district for elector, O. M. HalJ, of
Goodhue, as the alternate for Baxter, and J. M.
Spicer, of Kandiyohi, as tho alternate for Mr.
Campbell. The caucus adjourned.
In the convention proper Mr. Hall declined and
11. A. Park, of Red Wing, was selected.
The delegates representing the above counties
organized by selecting J. H. Wendell, of Wright,
as chairman, and A. Oppenheim, of Ramsey, as
Nominations for delegates to Chicago being in
order, Dr. Ames named Frank L. Morse, of Min
C. D. O'Brien nominated Robert A. Smith, of
Matt. Clark nominatedE. W. Duvant, of Wash
J. L. Cruokhold nominated David Cochran, of
Eugene Wilson nominated Mr. Glenn.
Messrs. Cochran and Glenn withdrew their
The roll was called on one delegate and Mr. Smith
had 49 votes, each county giving him their en
tire vote, except Hennepin, which was divided
and gave Smith 8, Morse 8, and Durant 2.
The second delegate was chosen by ballot, Mr.
Durant having 45 votes to 15 for Mr. Morse.
Anoka and Sherburne gave Morse 2 each, and
Hennepin gave him 11. All the rest were for
W. P. Murray nominated Wm. Quinn, of
Wright county as alternate for Mr. Smith. Car
Matt Clark nominated A. G. Perkins, of Pine
as alternate for Mr. Duraut. Carried.
James King nominated David Cochran, of
Wright for elector. Carried and the caucus ad
Big Stone Mille Lacs
Carlton Otter Tail
Crow Wing Steams «
Douglas St. Louis
The Fifth District Convention was called to
order by P. Mertzof Crow Wing, and Hon. E. P.
Barnum of Steams was elected chairman, with
J. D. Wood, of Otter Tail, secretary. In accept
ing the chair Mr. Barnum said that the remarks
made in the state convention from which they
had just retired were so appopriate that he de
sired to reiterate it all. Nominations of candi
dates for delegates was then announced as in
P. M. Graff, of St. Lonis, said that at Jthe re
cent county convention the delegates were in
structed to present his name as a delegate to
Chicago, but he desired instead thereof to with
draw his own name and to present that of the
Hon. R. L. Frazee of Becker county. G. W.
Sweet of Benton connty, presented the name of
Dr. A. Guernon of Morrison and M. F. Finnegan
of Sjevens. Dr. Thomas E. Hunan of Stevens
county, F. M. Ennis and K. M. Wright were also
announced as candidates.
On motion of Mr. Coleman of Clay, the con
vention proceeded to the election of one delegate
by the call of connties.
Frazee—Aitkin 1 vote: Becker 2; Carlton 2;
Clay 3; Cook 1; Crow Wing 3; Lake 1; Steams
1. Total 16.
Heenan—Benton 3 votes; Big Stone 2; Grant
2; Mille Lacs 2; Morrison 4; Pope 2; Steams
10; Stevens 4; Todd 3; Traverse 2; Wilkin 2.
Ennis—Kittson 1 vote; Marshall 2; Polk 5.
Wright—Otter Tail 6.
Dr. Heenau having received a plnrality of the
votes cast, his nomination as delegate was made
The following was the vote for the second del
Frazee—Aitkin 1 vote; Becker 2; Carlton 2;
Cook 1; Clay 3; Crow Wing 3; Kittson 1; Otter
Tail 6; St. Louis 2; Lake 1; Marshall 2; Total
Guernon—Benton 3; Big Stone 2; Grant 2;
Mille Lacs 2; Morrison 4; Pope 2; Polk 3;
Steams 11; Stevens 3; Todd 3; Wilkin 2; Trav
erse 2; Total 39.
Upon motion of R. L. Frazee the election of
of Dr. A. Guernon was made nnanimous.
For alternates Hou. L. Emmett of Big Stone,
and P. M. Graff, of St, Louis counties were
elected by acclamation,
For presidential elector, Hon. E. M. Wright,
of Otter Tail, was elected by acclamation.
After the convention adjourned most of the
delegates gathered in the Merchants hotel, and
resolved themselves into small groups when the
talk was free and the satisfaction general. It is
safe to say that few conventions left less bitter
ness after them than that which was here to-day.
Not even among the Hennepin county delegates
was there any trace of dissatisfaction, and most
of them engaged in good humored raillery at
Ramsey county's luck, and their
own ill-fortune. They all willingly blamed their
own differences that Hennepin did not secure a
district delegate, and were not disposed to find
fault with any one else.
Among the Fifth district men, there were a
few who were not jubilant, but none who were
not satisfied with the general result. R. L.
Frazee took his double defeat, as delegate at
large and district delegate, with his accustomed
philosophy. He said to the Globe reporter that he
was so used to defeats that he would
feel lonesome had he succeeded to-day, and he
laughed the matter over. Frazee met the dele
gates from the northwestern tier of connties,
Carleton to Cook, for the first time to-day, and
must have felt flattered at their demands that
he should be the congressional standard-bearer
against Nelson. He said he wanted none of that
in his'n, but then he was willing to help the
C. F. McDonald,, of St. Cloud, thought the
convention a remarkably representative one, and
said the platform v*s everythiug that could be
desired. It was clear and unmistakable.
On this point a country delegate got off a good
one in the Opera house last night, when J. T.
Raymond read his platform. Raymond said that
one of his resolutions would not do because it
contained an idea, and it was therefore omitted.
The point made a hit, and the house applauded;
but the country delegate quickly said that on
that ground the whole platform of the Minnesota
Democracy would have to be dropped as it bristled
Gruff, of Duluth, who was a candidate for del
egate toJChicago, thought the platform a good
one. but was of the opinion that the western end
of the district should have received one of the
two delegates from the Fifth. He promised that
the vote for Tilden next November would show
the etren.zth of the Si. Louis county Democrats,
and hoped that forever afterwards it would be
found necessary to consider the wishes of that
corner of the state.
Campbell, of Meeker, was not pleased with
the result and especially with the paragraph on
the tariff. He doesn't believe that war taxes in
times of peace are consonant with Democratic
Robert Miller, of Fergus Falls, hadn't much to
say. He was satisfied with the platform, but
wanted Frazee for one of the delegates to Chi
cago, and thinks he should have been sent.
Notwithstanding the little rub between
some of the men from the upper dis
tricts, and "Ramsey county," as they put it,
the general feeling of the delegates was one of
entire satisfaction with the work of the conven
tion. What slight feeling of discontent there was
will soon wear off, and all seem determined to
work their hardest to give the Democratic nomi
nee a rousing vote. As one of them said, the
Republican state committee will have to be up
early in the morning, if they want to get tha 1
50,000 majority they are promising themselves.
■ MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS.
And can prove to our patrons and the public, that
the Pianos and Organs which we offer for sale,
EXCEL ALL OTHERS '
Of both American and European .manufacture in
Power, Purity, Length and Sweetness of Tone,
leaving nothing to be desired. • ■ . .
And HAINES PIANOS, never fail to give perfect
satisfaction and are by all means the most desiia
ble instruments to obtain.
A fine assortment of Uprights and Grands we
are now offering upon favorable terms.
ST. PAUL AND MINNEAPOLIS.. >;^'A
N. B.—New Upright Pianos for rent, and rent
payments applied if purchased. |
MRS. M. O. THAYEB,
418 Wabashaw street.
Sohmer and other Pianoes, New and Second Hand
New England, Smith, American, Bay State and
:'-■•> ' Sterling.
Everything in the line of Musical Merchandise,
at lowest prices and best terms. ; 130-ly
For Easy and Best Terms,
For Cat*logu's and to west Prices,
. For Agancies and T»>rr»tory. . Address '■■
O. W. YOUNGMAN,
115 E. Seventh 'Street, ST. PAUL.
GRAND OPERA HOUSE.
GREATEST HIT OF THE SEASON. :
A CONSTANT ROAR OF LAUGHTER.
TOMGHTMD SATURDAY MAIMEE.
GRAND RALLY EVERY SIGHT.
Seats on sale this morning.
GRAND OPERA HOUSE.
Engagement of America's Greatest Character
Artists, Mr. & Mrs.
(M S. RIGHT,
Under the Management of Mr. John H. Havlin,
Monday Evening, June 2, also
I Marsden's Laughing Success, the New . •
During the action of the play Mr. and Mrs.
Knight's famous specialties,
NEW SONGS, - - NEW DUDE,
. GREAT FIT, GREAT COMPANY.
Tuesday and Wednesday Even'g,
June 3 and 4, ; . •;;. .-.
Bronson Howard's master play
"A character born to live." T. Herald.
Usual prices. Sale of seats commences Satur
day. . ■ .
Of the Splendid Performance of
The Greatest Musical Success
EVES KNOWN IN ST. PAUL
Or the Northwest.
The management of the St. Paul Choral Society
have decided to repeat the grand oratorio at
ON :. .
Monday Mglt, June 2,
Hoping that all the lovers of mnsic will attend.
The prices are fixed as follows:
Reserved seats SI 00
Admission to lower hall .............. 75
Admission to gallery. ..'.... 50
Seats can be reserved at Munger'B music store
on Saturday morning. , . •
Trains Via the
St. Paul. Minneapolis & Manitoba R'y.
Leave St. Paul .....7:30 a. m. 5:30 p.m.
Leave Minneapolis .8 :05 a. m. C :00 p.m.
ft RETURNING: :;.
Arrive Minneapolis....... .6:55 a. m. 6:30 p.m.
Arrive St. Pau1............ 7:30 a. m. 7 :C0 p.m.
At Wayzata trains connect with steamboats for
round trip on the lake. -rj:''''•'■"■'■'
• . . TROTTING STOCK AUCTION.
At Public Auction, WEDNESDAY, JUNEII,
KS^S^ 1884, raiu or shine, at
r^^^^^^^^**^¥^Pf wHli Trotters- city limits of St. Panl, Minn.,
fPSHI CnGK b.v Com. N. \V. Kittson, Chas. A. DeGraff and
W*' •' i' V- ■ - HHMi Bm George W. Sherwood, about 70 head of high-
TgWl>lUßSP*^ fKS HI bred Trotters, consisting of youn^' Stt.llions,
\gjip \uP§\ K>^ Fillies, Brood Mares and Geldings, girt d prin-
Waft „„„ llW^ h! cipally by such noted stallions as Smuggler,
J *~i^i!g?sM&^oS3Bl^^i^y!mm£m*'- Volunteer, Peacemaker, George Wilkes, Yon
Ml JT M ■ "~ Amim ' Blackwood, jr., Alexander, Baymont,
■ -■:■'■■■■ Bn u ii aamrßav Belmout, Administrator, Blua
l^gSj^^P^jr'y Bull, and Kavenswood.
r^^^ l9mM^^^!^^" mVm^^^^ s'^- Terms of Sale—Cash.
r^l- 55^^^^^^^^^s^^^ for catalogue, to B. at 10 a. m. sharp Send \
for catalogue, to B. D. WOODMANSEE,
■■ ." ■ :.:...-■;■- • " • _ ' St. Paul, Minn. v.'.
In going carefully through, our
stock to find what goods are for
any cause not meeting with quick
sale we have made a number of
reductions in prices among them
are some Small Boy's SUITS,
which, at present prices must
commend themselves as' excep
tional value. For instance:
Four lots of Sailor Suits at $1.50,
$2.50, $4.75 and $6.00. -; "^
Three lots of Creedmore Suits, at
$3.50, $4.00 and $4,50.
Pour lots of Harvard Suits, at $5,
$5.50, $6.00 and $6.50.
These goods should receive the
attention of Shoppers, and we
wish to remind you while here,
that you can buy your HAT from
us and save money on the pur
v/JLi v JL j.Jla.lß VI JU.VUKJ.fI.js
Corner TiM ana Robert streets,
Decoration Bay, -May 3011,
WHITE BEAR LAKE.
Over one hundred entries. $300 IN PRIZES.
Two full Brass and String Bands in attend
. ance. Gomes commence in the morn
ing, at 10:30, with a grand Cricket
Match, St. Paul versus Miuue
apolis, followed by
100 YARDS RACE, thirteen entries.
120 YARDS HURDLE RACE, 13 entries.
THROWING LACROSSJBALL, 7 entries-
PUTTING THE SHOT, 6 entries.
FAT MAN'S RACE, 6 entries.
QUARTER MILE RACE, 14 entries.
BOXING CONTEST, 4 entries.
ONE-MILE RACE, 6 entries.
RUNNING LONG JUMP, 7 entries.
THREE-MILE HANDICAP WALK, 8 entries.
SACK RACE, 18 entries.
RUNNING HOP STEP, 5 entries.
FIVE-MILE HANDICAP RACE, 10 entries. '
The prizes are solid gold medals and largo
elaborate Silver Cups, now on exhibition. En
tries all closed.
Grand Lacross, St. Paul and Minneapolis.
This will be the greatest Athletic Festival evei
held in this State.
JOHN S, BARNES, Manager.
■ St. Paul &Daluth trains will leave Union depot
every hour. - 443
St. Pail MeflS,
" Cor. Jackson an I Tenth streets'. -
OPEN EVERY DAT AND EVENING;
£s^~Great Western Band Wednesday and Sat
.Miss NELLIE, the Queen of Rollers, May 29,
30 and 3t.
MATINEE Saturday afternoon.
■ Club skates on sale at the Rink. - :
■*-^ PACIFIC Railroad
¥ 1 HTI\CI OyEB liOOO.OOO Acres Ik Mrs-
I /I 1 11V NESOTA 8,000,000 Acres ix
liil lllFkla ■North Dakota; 19,000,000
A4IJ.IIJI/KJ* Acres in Montana; 1,750,000
Acres in Idaho, and 13,000,000 Acres in Wash
ington and Oregon. . These fertile lands' are for
sale on easy terms at prices ranging chiefly
FROM 53 TO $5 PER ACRE.
The Northern Pacific country is the newest re
gion open for settlement, but the richest in
natural resources. Its exceptionally fertile
soil, well watered surface, fine wheat and fanning
lands, best of cattle grounds, large bodies oi
timber, rich mining districts, healthful climate,
great navigable waters, and grand commercial
opportunities are the chief attractions which in
vite a large population. . .■■:-,
ljnmp 10,818,433 acres, or mors than half
M of all the acres, Lands disposed of in
of all the Public Lands disposed of in
11U 111 1888 were taken up in the prosperour
Northern Pacific country.
AQ(\ Acres of government land Free to Seti
TtO\J tiers under the United States Land
AT A ~PQ and publications descriptive of
-LtJ-XjIJL Kj the railroad and government
lands sent free.
Apply to or address R. J. WEMYSS,
General Land Agent;
Or, Chas. B. Lahborn, Land Commissioner,
St. Paul, Minn. 14