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Who Devote the Day to the
Cause of the "Grand
Minnesota Opens a Sort of
Fletcher Drops in to Take a Rest,
and Gilfillan Proves a Sub
stitute for Ice Water.
Our Delegation Mixed, Divided and
Don't Count Much Anyway.
The Blaiue Boomers Making a Good Deal of
While the Arthur Gang Come up Smiling
The Gas, Gossip and Speculation of a Wick
ed Occasion in a Wicked City on
a Hoi ii Dag.
| Special Telegram to the Globe. 1
Chicago, Jane I. —Twenty years ago the
present summer I attended a national con
vention in Chicago. There has been a won
derful change in the city since then, a vast
improvement in hotels and other respects,
but >'■ far as exciting gatherings are concern
ed 1 have never seen a national convention
equal to the one which nominated Gen. Mc-
Clellan in LS64. The war was in progress
and blood was at fever heat, and excitement
then meant absolute physical violence
The banished VaUandigham had "gust re.
turned from Canada in defiance of govern
ment orders and his first public appearance
eras at Chicago. The city was thronged with
a far greater crowd than I find here to day,
and public meetings in the streets, with ad
dresses from hotel balconies, the court house
steps, etc., were prolonged until 4 o'clock in
the morning. It has been my
fortune to attend a good many
national conventions since, but I have never
seen the fever heat of 1564 repeated. The
situation to-day seems very tame. In fact, it
is tame compared with four years ago, when
the great triangular contest between Grant,
Blaiue and Sherman was in progress. The
excitement and interest were all gieatcr at
the corresponding time before the conven
tion four years ago. Perhaps it is because
there is a new religious fervor in Chicago, but
more likely a vain effort to save the souls of the.
delegates to the convention, that there has
been so much street preaching here to-day.
The Salvation army has" been out in
force and I found street religious services in
progress in half a dozen different places this
afternoon. I am sorry to say that an in
spection of the hotel liar rooms showed
a better attendance there than upon the re
ligious services. All this will be different
in July when the convention meets which is
to name the next president.
There is a much larger attendance of col
ored men than there was in ISSO, though I .
do not know how the number of delegates
in the two conventions will compare. The
man and brother is very previous,
and both the Grand Pacific and Palmer
corridors were frequently blocked by crowds
listening to debates between darkies arrayed
for Blame and Arthur respectively. There
were several animated street confabs between
the colored population. I stopped to listen
to the black eloquence in several cases, and
found them invariably discussions between
Blame and Arthur men, and concluded that
the colored population belongs to those two
candidates. The great success which attended
the sale of tickets of admission to the con
vention by the delegates four years ago has
doubtless caused this eruption of the man
and brother. The following circular shows
that they will again have an opportunity to
make their stake.
Chicago, ISS4.Dear Sir: If you wish to
dispose of your extra tickets of admission to
the national Republican convention, I will
pay you a liberal price for the same. You
can either address me, appointing an inter
view, or call on me at my office. All negoti
ations between us will be kept strictly confi
dential. Very respectfully,
A. J. Mills & Co.,
53 Dearborn street, rooms 30 and 31, or
[63 State, room 41, opposite Palmer house.
As this "confidential" circular is being
scut to white delegates as well as black, it is
very evident that the Chicago speculator cal
culates that the grand old party is on the
make, regardless of "race, color or previous
condition of servitude."
MINNESOTA IN CHICAGO.
The Minnesota delegation has opened
headquarters at rooms 42 and 43, parlor floor,
Grand Pacific. They are two moderate sized
bed rooms, each room containing a bed and
by no means such quarters as a great state like
Minnesota, with its boasted 40,000 majority,
ought to have. It is in fact a small potato
headquarters, and one of which the delega
tion ought to be ashamed. If they are not
I will volunteer to be ashamed in their be
half. Minnesota made a ass of herself four
fears ago by her "Windom 10" boom, and
it looks as though she A-as about to repeat the
lose in another manner this time. A state
of the proportions of Minnesota might make
her vote count for some prominent candi
date, provided they were given as a unit, but
to divide up fourteen votes belittles a state
and makes the delegation without influence
in any coup. They "nave given themselves
away by posting a large placard on each door
of their headquarters, reading as follows:
40, COO FOR
Upon one door above this placard is a pic
ture of Blame, and upon the other door a
picture of Edmunds.
I have talked with nearly all the members
of the Minnesota delegation to-day. Langdon
.8 an out-and-out Edmunds man and makes
no concealment. Armstrong is really for
Edmunds, but don't have the pluck to say
so outright. Conky is cautious in his utter
ances, but shows a decided leaning to Ed
munds. Stanford Newel will be for Edmunds
but he has not put in an appearance vet.
Rogers is for Edmunds square, and Crosby
don't like to tell, but is really for Edmunds.
Sabin and Graves will probably vote for
Blaiue on the first ballot out of deference to
the state convention, but will soon be found
in the Arthur column.'. Gould will also vote
for Blame for the same reason, as he was
forced into making a quasi endorsement of
Blame at the state convention
before he was elected as a delegate, but his
heart is for Edmunds and he will get there at
the first opportunity. Gov. Davis, Liberty
Hall and Mr. Barto are really the only out
and out Blame men here on the Minnesota
delegation. The ballot at tirst will probably
stand eight for Blame and six for Edmunds,
but unless Maine develops a very surprising
and rapidly growing strength Minnesota will
split up so promiscuously as to have no
weight in any direction. In fact, that placard
on the door has substantially destroyed what
Influence the state might have had. The
delegation meets at 10 a. m. to-morrow to
organize and select its members on the vari
ouscommittees. It is the talk to-night that
(iov. Davis will be elected as chairman of
the delegation, and Mr. Sabin as the mem
ber of the national committee.
I met Qov. Davis to-night and found him
very confident of Blame's success. He says
Blame is gaining ground rapidly and he be
lieves he will win.
Mr. Sabin told me to call around Thurs
day and he would tell me who he was in
favor of and who he thought would win. He
thinks the convention will last three days,
and does not think that the committee on
credentials will report before Wednesday
Mr. Langdon says you can say that there
will be one vote for Edmunds from Minne
sota anyway. I was the only man from Min
nesota who refused to vote for Blame at Cin
cinnati, and I shall refuse to vote for him
Gen. McLaren, who is aiding Senator Sa
bin in his national committee duties, is very
pronounced for Arthur, aud intimates, with
a knowing wink, that Arthur will have some
votes from Minnesota at the start.
Bill King is red-hot for Blame all the time
and says he is bound to win.
Fletcher arrived this afternoon, but says he
is not booming any one. He says he just
come down to look on aud take a rest.
When he meets Washburn, who is expected
to-morrow, he may resume his interest in
J. B. Gilfillan seems to take a little inter
est in polities since last Thursday and he is
accordingly on deck. lam not sura but he
came down for a rest also, as I found him
taking a very comfortable nap this afternoon
on one of the. beds of the Minnesota head
quarters. His presence takes the place of
ice water in the rooms of the delegation.
L. Z. Rogers put in a good portion of the
afternoon in studying over the resolutions
of the convention which sent him, to con
vince himself that he was at liberty to vote
Caufield will not be present, and his alter
nate, H. E. Barron, will act. Barron is for
Blaiue, while Canfield would support Ed
munds if he was present in person.
Liberty Hall has been mingling with the
colored bretheru, and to-night he is much
more sanguine of Blame's success than he
was earlier in the day.
THE UEXEHAL SITUATION.
There is no doubt that the outside pressure
for Blame has increased to-day, but I doubt
whether he has made any actual gains. The
Blame men have secured the ladies' ordi
nary and 5 o'clock dinner room at the Grand
Pacific, which is a very spacious room, and
their boomers and claquers have been noisy
occupauts all the day and evening, but while
that may cheer up the unsophisticated heart,
it don't count in general results. There are
too many Blame delegations of the style of
the one from Minnesota for him to win. His
friends claim to-night that he will have 339
votes to begin with, but it takes
411 to nominate, ana his 339, if he ever gets
them, will be more likely to diminish than to
increase. When I recall the solid 306, who
stood so faithfully but unsuccessfully for
Grant four years ago, I have very little faith
in Blame's 339, with a large contingent seek
ing to crawl out of the back door at the first
1 met Senator Conger, of Michigan, to-day.
He is not a delegate, and says he merely
wants to look. In response to the question
as to who he favored for president, he re
plied: "Well, I was for Blame four years
ago, but I rather think Arthur would be the
best man now."
Blaiue is not as strong to-day either with
the people or the politicians as he was four
years or eight years ago, aud he failed both
"Three times and out," will be his epitaph.
Arthur is stronger than Blame, but no vice
president was ever elected to the presidency
by the people, or nominated by his uarty for
the tirst place, and I don't believe Arthur
will prove an exception. Tyler, Fillrnore
and Andy Johnson all acted as president to
fill the unexpired term of the actually elected,
but though all played their cards for
the succession, all failed, just as I believe
Mr. Arthur will fail. It is a dark horse race,
for even a man like John Sherman could be
styled a dark horse in such a campaign as the
present one. If Indiana was an October
state Gresham would be likely to come to the
front, and he may as it is. It would not be
near as surprising to see him at the head of
the ticket next Thursday as it was to see
Hayes there in 1870 and Garlield in 1880.
Still, all is speculation now, and Friday
morning's Gloiie will be more likely to tell
the public who the victim for defeat in No
vember will be, than any prognostication to
night. As usual very little is said about the
vice presidency. That depends so much on
the presidential nomination that it can't be
figured out at present.
The "Independents" are here, headed by
Geo. W. Curtis, who edits the crotchet work
in Urrjxrs' 1 Bazaar. I visited their headquar
ters to-night, but they were deserted. They
had signs blazoned about the Grand Pacific,
urging the nomination of "the man who can
be elected." That is one of the things "no
fellah can find out," and is more than the
conundrum, "Who wrote the Junius letters,"
or "who struck Billy Patterson."
Carl Schurz drowned his grief by playing
on the piano, when Horace Greeley was
nominated in 1872, and he will have to so
lace himself again, as the namby pamby
"Independents" don't count this year. It
is civil service reformers like the moss-cov
ered Gen. McLaren *bo regulate politics of
the grand old party. Curtis might as well
resume his knitting and Schurz tackle his
piano, for they nave no weight with the col
ored people and their white adjuncts who
have taken possession of Chicago. The
darky delegates are sought after and courted,
but none are so roor as to do the "Independ
ents" reverence. H. P. H.
I Special Telegram to the Globe.)
Chicago, June I.—The Blame men are
not Btrenuously advocating any one for the
chairmanship, feigning indifference on the
subject and claimiug that they would be well
satisfied with any good man, McKinley for
instance, or J. B. Henderson of Missouri.
Speaking of the latter, B. C. Keerens said to
day: "Henderson knows the sentiment of
the country pretty thoroughly, having trav
eled aroend considerable since presidential
probabilities began to be discussed. I under
stand that pressure was brought to bear to
have him second Arthurs nomination, but
that he declined."
THE BLAINE-LOGAN ALLIANCE.
The close relations of the Blame and Lo
gan factions are becoming daily more appar
ent, and the way they abstain from interfer
ing with each other is so obvious that it looks
to an outsider like playing into each other's
hands. The Logan people as yet make no
statements as to the benefit they expect to
derive from such an alliance, as it seems
probable will be made, though it is undoubt
edly a throwing of BlaineV strength to Logan
in case it becomes appareut that the "plumed
knight" cannot be nominated. In re
turn for the contingent support
it is expected that after
the first baliot the Logan strength will go to
Blaiue and stay for him till the third or
fourth ballot when, if by that time he is not
nominated, the combined strength of the
two is to be shifted to the Illinois statesman.
Said one of the friends of Blame," who is no
believer in this coalition: "Senator Chaffee
who is supposed to be inuking the negotia
tions between the two candidates is one of
the closest friends Logan has got and Logan
reposes great confidence in him. I have
seen the letter which Logan sent here saying
to those who have charge of
his interests that he could
not give them explicit direction
until after he had consulted with Chaffee.
They have had a conference, and when the
time comes Chaffee will be the oonnecting
link between the Blame and Logan people.
I think that the first ballot will show a
strength for Blame sufficient when the
Logan votes are added, to nominate him,
and we are going to nominate Blame just
that way. It will be a short convention with
some sharp work; but you can depend upon
it that it will be done the way I have stated.
Chaffee really did more than any other man
to work up the Logan boom and he came to
Chicago a month ago and fixed it up that !
Said the Globe correspondent: "I fail to
see where Logan is to gain anything by
"Logan's gain is clear enough. Without
this alliance he stands no show of getting
the nomination, whereas, with it, if Blame's
friends should find that he could not be nom
inated, Logan would stand an excellent
chance. Further, if Blame is elected under
these circumstances it will be due to Loean,
and he will be remembered in the formation
of the cabinet. Logan, however, is a geuu
ind candidate and of course his friends count
strongly on a failure to nominate
Blame. In case Logan should secure the
courted prize the same courtesy as to a cabi
net position will be extended to Blame."
DON'T BELIEVE IN LOGAN.
Mr. Hawley, who was at one time assistant
secretary of the treasury, does not believe in
Arthur's name. "He does not," said he,
"represent enough of the northern Republi
can votes which sent delegates to this con
vention. He will be twitted with having
been nominated by the negroes, rings, etc.,
and will go into the campaign weak.
I do think, however, that Arthur
has disappointed the unreasonable fears
of him and that he is a growing
man and if he had six months more before
the convention he might make the nomina
tion. But even if he were nominated the
convention would be twitted with having put
him over the favorite of the party, Blame."
Mr. C. B. Hart, of Wheeling, W. Va., con
tradicted the report of the Arthur men that
they have captured the delegation from his
state, To a Globe correspondent he said:
"The West Virginia delegates were all elect
ed as Blame men and staunch ones at that.
The claim of Arthur men that they have cap
tured one-half of them is utterly without
foundation, for every one
will stand • by Blame as
long as he has a chance of success, and if he
is nominated we will earn' the state for him
without a dollar of financial assistance from
THINKS SHKKMAN'S THE MAN.
At the Sherman headquarters Mr. Cork
hill was seen by the Globe correspondent,
and after sounding the praises of his favorite
was asked whether, in the event of Arthur's
nomination, he would be supported by Sena
"Well," said Mr. Corkhill, "I suppose he
would not oppose him, but what could
he say in his favor? Arthur was ousted
from the position of collector of the port
of Xew York by Mr. Sherman, and though
that matter did not come up when Arthur
was nominated for vice president, it will
come up now if Arthur is nominated for
president, and you see that it will be pretty
hard for Sherman to support him very warm
ly. It is this enforced attitude of Sherman
towards Arthur that is the latter's chief ele
ment of weakness in Ohio as a candidate for
the presidency. Sherman is all that Arthur
is as far as conservatism and the safety of
the interests of the country are concerned,
and more, and he has the advantage of a
THE LOGAN MEN.
The Logan headquarters are quieter to-day
than yesterday—that is, there was not so
much of a hurrah about their proceedings;
but an enormous amount of quiet work |
was being done and the rooms were not by
any means deserted. While the visitors,out- I
side the Illinois delegation, were mainly I
from the south and southwest, there was a I
fair sprinkling from the north, including |
Senator Sabin—who was received by Senator
Cullom, who has charge of the Logan boom
—while the ranks of the workers were in
creased by the advent of Gen. A. C. Hawley,
late adjutant general of Minnesota, who
comes to boom Logan for all he's worth.
"Long" Jones says' "Logan will receive
great accessions of strength from the west I
and northwest as soon as a break comes. If !
lowa breaks from Blame it will go as a unit
o Logan, and the Blame men of Minnesota |
and Wisconsin will also go for him."
THE COLORADO DELEGATION
has opened headquarters at the Grand Pa- !
cine in rooms vacated by the Blame men,
and all the delegation will be here by to
morrow. K. G. Cooper, of the Denver Trib- j
une, was asked by a Globe correspondent if |
the delegation would remain firm for Blame.
"They have not been instructed," said he,
"but the delegate convention passed resolu
tions complimentary to Blame and all the
delegates are Blame men. Even if they were
not individually favorable to him they would
vote for him as long as he has a fighting
chance, or clearly misrepresent the senti
ments of the voters who sent them here. As
a body they have no second choice, but would
probably split up between Logan and Sher
man, if Blame were out of the race, but they
are for Blame as long as there is any hope
HATTON ON THE SITUATION.
Assistant Postmaster General Frank Hat
ton wasn't looking in as hopeful a mood as
usual to-day. Being twitted on his lack of
influence in his own state has broken him up
considerably, but he nevertheless puts on as
stolid a face as possible and declares that
Arthur is sure to receive the nomination.
Speaking of the organization, he said: "I
think the best organized movement here is
for Edmunds, and his friends are prepared to
stick to him through thick and
thin. On the other hand Blame
has been twice beaten already, and so his
followers have a sort of precedent for leaving
hiqj as soon as they perceive that hi 3 chances
are waning. Arthur has not as many votes
ac Blame on the first ballot, but his follow
ing is not of the same blustering kind, and
most of his adherents are of the staying kind,
and though their prejudices are not invinci
ble 2it is hard to tell what they will do if
they become thoroughly convinced that their
candidate will not be elected. If the Blame
men stick and the Arthur men stick and the
Edmunds men stick, we are bound to have a
A gentleman from L'tica, Xew York, who
ST. PAUL, MINN.,MONDAY MOKNIXG, JUNE 2. 1884.
is attending the convention as an onlooker, l
is credited with being well informed as to ]
the feelings of Conkling. To a Globe cor- '
reepoudent he said to-day: "Mr. Conkling i
would rather see any man In the country \
nomiuated than President Arthur. This op- i
position to the president, which I don't need t
to say has a good deal of weight, is the i
latter's own fault, for with characteristic in- i
gratitude he has ignored his best friend, the i
man who lifted him from obscurity. Conk
ling's friends are here in force and are t
working hard for Arthur's defeat." c
"Conkling then favors Blame?" j
"In himself no, but as against Arthur, 1
yes. Scores of his friends are here booming i
Blame with the hope of killing Arthur, t
Among them may be mentioned Deputy At
torney General C. J. Everett, of New York; l
Postmaster Stevens, of Utica; Wm. F. Hoer- i
lin, city treasurer of Utica; Arthur Ballou,
clerk of Oneidacounty; ex-Assemblyman N. ]
A. White, Commissioner Chas. A. Hackett t
and a score of others. They are all working t
like beavers, and you may be sure their in- 1
fluencc will be felt." i
ARTHUR'S BOOMERS. <
Jake Hess and Steve French, Arthur's i
chief managers in New York city, arrived \
this morning. Hess made the startling
statement that if nominated Arthur would 1
carry New York city and county and over- "*
come the Democratic majority of at least 50,- 1
000, and would also carry Brooklyn and 1
Kings. This, he admitted, was talking 1
steep, but he knew what was in the wind and l
spoke by the card. 1
GROWLS AT THE MANAGEMENT. '
Both French and Hess were <
much astonished to learn that 1
the 'management of the Arthur J
headquarters had given offense to many i
gentlemen who had called at the Grand Pa- •
cific and received no welcome. The com- (
plaint was general that no one was present j
who knew public men, and the consequence i
was they looked in the door, saw no one with
whom they were acquainted, and left In a
huff. Sam Keogh, of North Carolina, form- j
erly a member of the Republican national (
committee, and an Arthur man, visited the ,
Arthur headquarters only to find he was ut
terly unknown. A few New York strikers ]
were sitting around, seemingly obvious of i
the fact that a national convention was im- )
pending and they were not now at Albany or (
Blame men were busy and effectively em- :
ployed on some of the Texas delegation and 1
it was stated to-night that even the irrepressi- !
ble Webb Flannegan had been captured from i
Arthur and at the proper time would go over i
tj Blame. i
Ex-Congressman Bagley, of Jefferson I
county, New York, expressed the opinion \
that Blame would be nominated on the sec
and, is not the first ballot and that an acces
sion of an unlooked for character had been
accomplished to-day. This was attributed to
the fact that no one was authorized to make
promises or pledges of and kind for Arthur
and that several delegates elected
as Arthur men gave no
guarantees in various matters affceting their
localities. It is noticeable that many of Ar
thur's friends who worked with him at con
ventions in the interest of Grant and Conk
ling are not openly opposing his nomination,
but threaten to bolt or withdraw their influ
ence from the canvass should he be nomin
ated. While all of these gentlemen were
heretofore hostile to Blame and have yet no
relations with him, they nevertheless express
their willingness to support him if nominated'
Such a complete upturning of old time affili
tions has never occurred in the history of the
GRESHAM FOR VICE PRESIDENT.
Senator Hill of Colorado, who was not ex
pected to be here during the convention, ar
rived to-night to work in Blame's interest.
Several department officials arrived to-day
from Washington, but none of them appear
to take any part in the
struggle. The vice presidency was
subject of considerable discussion among
political managers. The suggestion was
made and met with approval that should
Blame be nominated, Gresham should have
the second place. This it was argued would
unite the two wings of the party and in the
person of Gresham supply the neccessary
soldier ingredient. The soldier element
insists that a soldier shall be on the ticket,
and this has weakened Lincoln as a possible
vice presidential candidate. There was some
talk of a Blame and Logan ticket, but Logan
would not satisfy the administration wing.
Chicago, 2 a. m., June 2.—John ShermaE
is looming up in the Ohio delegation. The
Blame men are trying to capture the Sher
man delegates from Ohio, but they won't
sell out. There are thirty-two solid for Sher
Indiana proposes to spring Gresham as
the dark horse when Arthur's chances di
ASSOCIATED PRESS KEPOKT.
NO OPEN CAUCUSING.
Chicago, June I.—To-day was not prolific
of any results in preliminary work for the
coming Republican national convention..
Those gathered here of the delegates and on
lookers seemed divided between to "talk on
politics" or give due observance to Sunday.
While the light of the sun shone into the cor
ridors there was no open caucusing of dele
gations, but work was not wanting. Groups
and single individuals also, were constantly
coming and going at the various headquar
ters, acquaintances renewed and friendships
revived, while^the main corridors of the lead
ing hotels were constantly filled with the
changing, chatting throng, whose color,
ranging from the pronounced blonde to the
coal black, and whose wide variety of dress
and manner of speech testified to its broadly
national character. The results were of very
mixed and unconcertain character, the
friends of all the candidates claiming an
increased strength, and a discovery of weak
spots in their opponents,armor. The Blame
men made more demonstration than the
others, paying visits in entire delegations
and moving headquarters from two small
rooms heretofore used to the iarge bodies
ordinary at the Grand Pacific.
COLORADO'S EIGHT FOR BLAINE.
Colorado's full delegation arrived in a
body this afternoon, openly declaring for
Blame. They bore at their head, as they
moved tiom the depot a live eagle, which
was conveyed and deposited in the Blame
headquarters at the Grand Pacific hotel.
Maine's quota came in during the early
hours and were mat at the depot by the Cali
fornians and escorted to their quarters. The
Pacific coast people refrained from taking a
band of music with them, owing to the char
acter of the day, but they carried with them
on their march a banner presented them by
the people of Marshalltown, lowa, bearing
the motto, "From Calfornia to Maine,
through lowa for Blame."
The remaining noteworthy contingent in
the interest of Blame to arrive during the
day was that from Kansas. The entire
delegation of that state came in during the
afternoon :they were permitted to arrive with
out any unusual demonstration on their be
half. The delegates declare that state will
vote as a unit for Blame.
THE MINNESOTA DELEGATION.
All but two of the Minnesota people re
ported at their headquarters, which are deco-
rated with pictures of Blame, Arthur and
Edmunds, accompanied with the sentiment:
"Minnesota solid for the nomination, but I
llvided in her affections." The statement
.vas mude that the Edmunds men in her .
ranks, have been won to the bide of one of
;he other candidates; but they attested their
[ealty by visitiug the Vermynt headquarters
md openly declaring their intention to vote
for the Vermrnt senator.
Large hendquarters were thrown open by
.he Blame adherents, and one handsomely
leeorated. The side walls are studdid with
pictures of the plumed knight. Steven El
kins acted as the master of ceremonies dv- ;
ring the day to the great crowds which
thronged the rooms.
The remainder of the Ohio delegation are
now here and an organization will be per- .
"Kcepyoureye on Wisconsin, Indiana and
Michigan," remarked a member of the na
iional coinmitti'e to-day. "The strength ol'
ihese states is freely claimed by at least three
leaders whose instructions it is known are of
a character which will permit great freedom
;if action and whose votes, if thrown in the
interest of any one candidate, might carry
with them victory."
The Illinoisans were quiescent to-day,
nith the exception of the early morning
visit of a portion of them to ■the California
headquarters. Col. E. Clark Carr headed the
Illinois crowd, and after presenting them to
the Californians made a short address, in
nhich he stated that while Illinois sympa
thized with California in her local "Chinese"
issue, she was following the fortunes of
another leader than those of the man Cali-
Eornia had espoused in the present contest.
He closed by expressing belief that Califor
nia would see it to her interest to come over
and join Illinois before the present fight end
ed. Col. Morrow replied in behalf of his
state. He said the slope people had come
with their wives and children and were
PROVISIONED FOB A SIEGE.
They proposed to remain on the ground and
fight it out to the finish under the banner
they had enlisted, whether their leader con
quered or fell.
Immediately after the conclusion of the
musical festival last night and before the
echoes of Theodore Thomas' orchestra and
the vast audience were fairly out of the hall,
the exposition building was taken possession
of by a vast army of carpenters, gas fitters
and decorators and the work of remodeling
the hall to meet the requirements of the
Republican national convention begun. The i
first five rows of seats in the center and seven
on either side were taken out. leaving a space
of about thirty feet between the stage and
the portion of the hall reserved for delegates.
In this space rows of tables to accommodate
the 300 working mempers of the press are
being placed. The stage and rafters of the
building have been gaiLy decorated with flags
and bunting, and from the galleries, which
ruu in a semicircle around the hall, the arms
of each of the states and territories have
been hung. John A. Martin, Mr. New, and
other members of the national committee
have spent a greater portion of the day super
intending these changes, which will all be
completed before to-morrow noon.
EDMUNDS GAINING GROUND.
Senator Plumb, and half of the Missouri
delegation, arrived at the Palmer house to
day. The delegation from New York, Ver
mont, Massachusetts, New Hampshire end
Rhode Island, are also here. None of them,
however, have been here long enough to be
able, to give' any new opinion or key to the
situation. A prominent member of the Ver
mont delegation, however, who has been
here two days, assured an Asssociated Press
correspondent that Edmunds was fast gain
ing ground, and would have at least 100
votes on the first ballot.
Intercourse among the Massachusetts dele
gates showed a strong under-current in favor
of Ben. Harrison, although the delegation
will be solid for Edmunds as long as he has
a chance, and Arthur will get some of their
votesif they break. None of the delegations
that arrived to-day have yet effected their
organization, but it is expected that all of
them will to-morrow. Secretary Martin, of
the national committee, sent to all delega
tions to-day a request that they all be pre
pared to report to the convention upon its
temporary organization on Tuesday, their
officers and committee men, and that the
names of the chairmen on the state and
territorial delegations be sent to the national
committe before the convention assembles.
Alexander Sullivan, president of the Irish
National league of America, was pressed this
evening for his opinion on the question
whether the nomination of Blame would
cause any considerable quantity of the votes
of the Irish to be transferred from the Demo
cratic to the Republican side. Mr. Sullivan
explained that his position as head of such
an organization forbade his expression on
the subject, but, laughingly remarked, "But
I'll say this: Nominate Phil Sheridan and
you'll get the Irish vote."
MAHONE ON THE GROUND.
The Virginia delegates, headed by Senator
Mahone, otherwise termed the "straighl
outs," arrived to-day. The other delegation
with the exception of Mr. Dezeudorf, arrived
this evening. Gen. W. C. Wickham was the
leader of the latter party, and when asked
what he thought of the action of the national
committee in giving the Mahone delegates
seats in the convention he suid he was not
surprised. The real contest will be made in
the convention. The expression here, how
ever, is, both in the Blame and Arthur
camps, that Mahone and his followers will
be seated by the convention. The
chairmanship of the convention con
tinues to provoke a large share
of the attention of the western
Blame men, who have favored Grow, of
Pennsylvania, but do not care to press him,
lest the vote may be made a test one, as
showing the Blame strength. As the matter
now stands it appears that the chairmanship
will probably he given to McKinley, of Ohio,
as a person who would not antagonize either
the Arthur or Blame people.
The rumor that Powell Ciayton, of Arkan
sas, had declared in favor of Blame was
talked of quite freely to-day and to-night,
and many professed to believe it true, while
others denied it. Coleman Oliver, of Little
Rock, who, though not a delegate, is sup
posed to be in a position to know, says the
vote of Arkansas will stand, Arthur 10 and
Blaine4. Edmunds men did most, f the rmis
sionary w^rk to-day among the delegates
from Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota,
their idea being, if possible, to secure enough
votes to prevent the nomination of either
Arthur or Blame in the early stage of the
proceedings. They claim to have secured
8 votes from Wisconsin, 6 from Mich
igan and 6 from Minnesota, or a total of 20.
An informal vote of a portion of the
Minnesota delegation was taken this evening
and resulted as follows: Blame 9, Edmunds
3, Arthur 2. It is claimed that on the first
ballot Minnesota will stand, Biaine 6, Ed
munds 6, Arthur 2. One ot the delegates
from Wisconsin says the opening vote of
that state will stand, Arthur 11, Blame 8,
General Sherman 2.
Various rumors have been afloat in regard
to the standing of the Texas representatives,
the last of whom arrived to-day. A repre
sentative of the Associated Press talked with
several members on the subject. The Blame
men claim eleven or twelve votes, and con
cede Arthur six or seven, while the sup
porters of tie president say he and Blame
will each have about seven certain, the re
mainder scattering or uncertain. The dele
gation will organize to-morrow.
Col. Anthony, of Kansas, says the yote of
that btate will stand ten or twelve for Blame
to six or eight for Arthur. Two or three
opinions were obtainable at the Nebraska
headquarters. One was that the state would
vote solidly for Blame. Another that Blame
would have 7, Arthur 2, Edmunds 2. Sena
tor Plumb, of Kansas, who was reported as
having declared for Blame, declined to say
whether the rumor was true or false. He
said he would leave that matter to be settled
by his action in the convention.
The Nebraska representatives met to-day
and organizedwilh the following officers:
John L. Thurston, chairman; E. L. Reed,
vice president; George W. Barton, assistant
secretary; W. F. Scctt, member of commit
tee on credentials; W. S. Howard, commit
tve on resolutions, C. P. Mathewson, com
mittee on rules and order of business; J. H.
McCall, committee on permanent organiza
tion ; Church Howe, member of national
The Minnesota delegation chose the fol
lowing officers : Senator D. M. Sabin, chair
man; A. Bartow, vice president; C. A.
Graves, assistant secretary; O. B. Gould,
committee on rules and order of business;
C. K. Davis, committee on resolutions; R.
B. Laugdon. committee on credentials.
Senator Aldrich, of Rhode Island, says his
state will cast eight votes for Edmunds for
lour ballots, and after that the delegates will
vote their personal preferences.
W. A. Pledger, chairman of the colored
men's national executive committee, has
called a meeting of that body at the Palmer
house at noon to-morrow, to consider mat
ters in connection with the colored men's
national convention at Richmond, Va.,
A correspondent of the Baltimore American
received a telegram from his homo office this
evening saying the Maryland delegation left
Baltimore to-night and that its probable com
plexion is about as follows: Blame 11, Ar
thur 4, doubtful 1.
The New Jersey delegation, it is said, will
cast 10 votes for Blame on the first ballot, 6
for Edmunds, and 2 for Lincoln.
It was reported late to-night that Ben Har
rison, of Indiana, will not participate in the
convention, and that he telegaaphed his
alternate to come on though. No actual
caucus of the Indiana delegates was held to
day. It is said to-night that the general un
derstanding has been reached that Harrison's
name will be placed in nomination along
with the others, and that New York and
Pennsylvania have pledged him twenty-five
Chauncey I. Filley says his idea in regard
to the proper course for the southern dele
gates to pursue seems likely to be carried
out. Holding the balance of power they
should and doubtless will, he thinks, hold off
to see who develops the greatest strength in
the New England and middle states, and
then vote solidly for that man.
THE ELOQUENT NEZPERCE.
An Indian Chief on the Woes of His
Touching All Hearts With the Story of His
James Reubens, a full-blooded Nez Perce
Indian, copper-colored, strongly built and
dressed in genteel black, spoke upon the
wrongs of his people last evening in the
First Baptist church, Broad and Arch streets,
with an eloquence a pathetic power that made
his audience blush for the sins of their gov
ernment.^ The meeting was called under
the direction of the Women's National In
dian sociation and it was expected that Gen.
Clinton B. Fiske, of New York, a prominent
advocate of the Indians' rights would
preside. In his absence, Geo. H. Stuart
took the chair and briefly sketched the work
for the Indian begun in Philadelphia some
years ago. The speaker of the evening, who
has been styled " the Indian orator," then
gracefully took his stand behind the pulpit
and, gazing coolly upon his audience, delib
erately arranged a number of papers with
which he had come prepared to fortify his
cause. Reubens, who is apparently about
thirty-two years of age, speaks excellent Eng
lish, and as he dilated upon the gross injus
tice which his tribe had suffered and the
flagrant violations of all treaty obligations by
the government, he displayed a vigor of
thousrht and command of language that sur
prised all. His stolid face became animated
and his appeals for the Indian provoked fre
quent applause. Having arranged his papers,
the Nez Perce began :
TREATIES MADE AND BROKEN.
"If I could only know your hearts, and
how to address you, and what things you are
interested in, I could shape my address soas
to please you all. I will speak, however,
only upon the relations of my people and the
government. I will not be permitted to tell
the facts in detail, and will devote my ad
dress entirely to the Nez Perce Indians.
You have ail heard about the Nez Perce
trib#, yet it maybe that there are some of
you who have had not had time to look over
the history and locality of this people." Then
rapidly outlining the story of his tribe, from
their first discovery by Lewis and Clark, who
had been most kindly received by them, he
told the subsequent history of treaties made
by the government only to be broken. Some
of the tribe, he said, have attained a consid
erable degree of civilization. "Some are
very rich," said their defender. "They use
the same Bible as you, they worship the same
God as you, and they pray." A translation
of the New Testament was made by himself
into their language for those who have be
come Christians and good citizens.
"In all efforts for advancement Chief Jo
seph took no part, but he cost the govern
ment nothing and was peaceful. Forced
upon the reservation with others in 1877 by
General Howard he was driven into a war
and captured by General Miles. Though
promised that he should be sent to the reser
vation this was refused him and with 950
of his people he was transported to the In
dian Territory. Only 270 cf these now sur
vive, unhappy and starving, and in their be
half James Reuoens comes east to plead.
A NOBLE SELF-SACRIFICE.
"I have come hereto state their case," he
said. "I wrote to the government asking
permission to take thirty widows and chil
dren, homeless and friendless, back to
Idaho. No attention was paid. At last I
wrote, to Secretary Teller and he says: 'You
can do so, provided it is without cost to the
government.' I determined that I would
take them and I pledged myself before God
that I would do something. I have tried and
succeeded. They are now in Idaho, the hap
piest creatures in the world. Five years I
lived in the Indian Territory and saved $1,
--600. I have spent it all for them. I had a
good position, but thought that one man
ought to sacrifice his living for twenty souls,
I thought. I will give up that good place and
risk for the future. Better treasure than I
can earn in this world is now in my heart,
the thought that I have been good to my
Congress has been asked to provide for the
return of the remainder of the Nez Perces,
and the eloquent Indian urged his hearers to
assist in this good work. "My heart is true
to you as a red man, and you will find that
the red man is jnst as honest as the white
man. If yon succeed in this object I con
gratulate you in the name of God, and I be
lieve you will succeed. The Indian is a man
and ought to have all the rights of man." A
peroration, in which the Nez Perce described
himself as standing before the picture of
Jefferson in Independence hall and calling to
mind the words of the Declaration of Inde
pendence, "life, liberty and the pursuits of
happiness." closed the address.
The House That Grant Owned.
[Philadelphia Letter. |
"ThisOis the house that Grant owns," is a
rfinArk that the pedestrian or car occupant
has heard almost daily for the past fifteen
years while passing down Chestnut stnret
near Twentieth, and the stranger to whom
the information was proudly given would in
nocently ask, "Does Grant live there now?"
In passing the spot now I frequently hear
some one of our well-known citizens say to f
the friend beside him, "That is the house .
Grant mortgaged to Vanderbilt."
The Philadelphia house was given to Gen.
Grant by Adolph E. Boric, J. Gilligan Fell,
James H. Orme, all dead now, George 11. -
Baker, George H. Stuart, and others. As I
look at its gloomy brown stove window and ;
door facings and solemn brick front I think
how considerate was the wisdom that located
Grant's intended residence just between the
residence of George W. Childs, A. M-, and
Adolph E. Borle.
When that house was presented to "the
general," as they all endearingly called Mm,
so sure were the donors that the general
would occupy it that everything that the
hand of women could make was contributed
by the wives and daughters of the subscribers
to the fund. Each pillow sham, each piece, of
bed linen, each chair or sofa cover, and even
the kitchen crash, bore the illuminated
initials, worked in high-colored silks, of the
fair maker. Th<; women of our most fashion
able society had a right royal picnic in the
general's house during the fortnight they .
spent in making window laces, carpets,
shams, &c. For that house to pass out of
"the general's" hands, with its rich furniture
and costly coverings and bright monograms, '
is indeed a greater weight of woe than the .
Fells and Freemans and Bories and Bokers "
and Whartons and Cadwaladers and Welsh
es are accustomed to bear.
We all believe it never would have hap- .
penedhad"the general" moved into his
Chestnut street house and prudently con- i
sorted with the good George Washington
Childs, A. M.y the devout Stuart, the classic
Boker, or the circumspect Cadwalader.
Newspaper Men Swindled.
\Tasiiixgton, June I.—The well known bank
ing firm of Middleton & Co. failed Satnrday and
made an assignment for the benefit of creditors,
among whom are nearly every newspaper cor
respondent at Washington who possessed a bank
account. The failure was occasioned by dabbling
in wild-cat stocks of every description, and it is !
believed their creditors will realize next to
The LeMars Sentinel is quite persuaded
that Sheldon is getting to be a hard to'vn. '
At least, it is reliably informed that sixteen
arrests were made there in one day last week.
And the Sentinel, with a show of satisfactiou
adds: "Sheldon folks have steadily kept
their fingers pointed at Le Mars' doings."
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 81.50,
$2.50, $4.75 and $6.00.
Three lots of Creedmore Suits, at
$3.50, $4.00 and $4,50.
Four lots of Harvard Suits, at $5,
$5.50, $6.00 and .96.,
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
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- ANNOUNCEMENT •
■ A repetition
Of the Splendid Performance of,
UlllY ol bdliy JJoiiidliliou
The Greatest Musical Success
EVER KNOWN IN ST. PAUL
Or the Northwest.
The management of the St, Paul j Choral Society
jhave decided to repeat the grand oratorio at
: • ON ;
Monday lilt, June %
Hoping that all the lovers of '■ mnsic will attend.;
• The prices are fixed" as follows:.;
Reserved seats '.'.•.';:'.;. ."V?..".;'...... .'..".'.51 09
Admission to lower hall .■./.■.:....■.■...'. -. 75
Admission to gallery .*...;.'. V.......... V;'; 5H
: Seats can be reserved at Hunger's masiostora
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