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WORK AT LAST.
An Omnibus Platform
Which flits AU
What Yon Don't Find In It
is Not in The
The Presentation of the
Mat Norton, of Winona, Succeeds
Senator Sabin in the
The Candidates Presented in Fine
Style by Their Oratorical
Great ami Inspiring Yelling Match
Between the Blame and
They Each Take a Seventeen Minute
Round of Wild Shouting* and
The Anti-Blame Men Try to Force
A Ballot before Ad
But the Convention Adjourns at Two
A. 31. Until Ten A. M.
EPITOME OF THE DAT.
1 Special Telegram to the Globe.]
Cine ago, June s.The following is an epitome
of convention proceedings to-day.
Called to order 10:54 a. m.
Prayer by Bishop Fallows of the Reformed
Episcopal church, of Chicago.
Report of committee on credential?, presented
and adopted _______ without debate.
Partial report of the committee on rules which,
was adopted after being amended by require
ment of a majority of the entire roll of delegates
to nominate and also forbidding any one to be a
member of the national committee who holds a
Concluding report of the majority of the com
mittee on rules, continuing the present basis of
representation in the Republican national con
Minority report making the basis four at large
for each state and one from each congressional
district, and one additional one for each 10,000
Republican votes cast.
A debate of over an hour followed, resulting
in the minority report being withdrawn and the
majority report adopted.
Roll of states called for the appointment of the
Adjournment to 7 p. m.
Called to order at 7:30 p. m.
Call of the states for nominations.
Gen. Joseph Hawley, of Connecticut, nomin
ated by A. Brandegee of the same state.
Gen. Jno. A. Logan, of Illinois, nominated by
Gen. Shelby __. Cullom and seconded by Gen. B.
M. Prentiss of Missouri.
Hon. James G. Blame, nominated by W. H.
West, of Ohio, and seconded by ex-Gov. C. K.
Davis, of Minnesota, Wm. C. Uoodloe, of Ken
tucky, T. C. Piatt, of New York, and Galusha
A. Grow, of Pennsylvania.
Gen. Chester A. Arthur, nominated by Martin
J. Townsend, of New York, and seconded
by 11. 11. Bingham, of Pennsylvania,
John R. Lynch, of Mississippi, Patrick
Winston, of North Carolina, and P. B.
Pinchback, of Louisiana.
Senator John Sherman, nominated by J. B.
Foraker of Ohio, and seconded by Robt. Boyd, of
Senator George F. Edmunds, of Vermont, nom
inated by John D. Long, of Massachusetts, and
seconded by Otfrge Win. Curtis, of New York.
Adjourned » 10 a. m. to-morrow.
[Special Telegram to tho Globe.] ■
CHICAGO, June 5. — was a brilliant scene
that met the gaze of visitors at the Exposi
tion building at the evening session, myriads
of gas jets casting their radiance upon an as
sembly every one of the members of which
had special preparations for the occasion,
everybody anticipating a series, of electric
shocks from the orators ot the convention.
Crowds, of good natured people,
soldiers with decorations, many women,
some attired as if for the
opera or society rout, and the air
hot, very hot, made the scene a
splendid one though oppressive. Tom
Ochiltree, the red beaded ranger of the Rio
Grande, bobbed up serenely with a crimson
silk handkerchief about his neck, the color of
which faded away in contrast with the gold
en glory in which the effulgent south has
crowned her quondam^ most honored sporting
reporter. The leader of a North Carolina
crowd shook hands over a plug of tobacco
with a neighbor from Georgia who, recog
nizing the action as an evidence of good
will, manifested a similar disposition by bor
rowing the North Carolina man's hat to fan
himself with. All was hubbub and confu
sion. It was the biggest crowd of the
session and one that was proud of itself.
Everybody,including the messenger boys, felt
he should afterward truthfully tell of taking a
hand in presidential making. As Congress
man Hoar entered, the band began to play
and the circus was ready. Standing room
only was available, and that, it seemed would
soon have to be vacated.
THE LOG AX PEOPLE
wanted to have five hundred tickets issued to
visitors so that a claqe might be on hand, but
the scheme was not successful. Then the
time for the long anticipated first nomination
came. Things looked serious now. People
talked seriously. "Conneticut" was called.
There was hand clapping . by
about three hundred ■ persons _ and
the plaudits increased somewhat as Mr.
Brondegee mounted the platform.. Tall,
stout, with a military bearing, Mr. Bron
degee created a favorable impression, but his
voice is wheezy and his words uttered in a
whip-saw sort of fashion. High over the ap
plause and cheers which greeted the conclu
sion of Mr. Brondegee's eulogium could: be
heard a yell. It was one of those ear pene
trating whoops which resembled the old rebel
yell and the audience knew' it came from a
southern delegate. .-J :
Down the alphabetical list of states • the
next came Illinois, and a deafening roar
shook the walls of the edifice as Senator
Cullom rose in his seat to present the name
of John A. Logan. It was not men from
Illinois alone who shouted,but delegates from
New York, Wisconsin and some of the
southern states. Sentaor Cullom's eloquence
was not of the kind conducive to enthusiasm,
and during bis talk their was little interrup
tion by plaudit.. But the crowd on the out-
Bide had heard the news, and the delegates
moved their heads as the sounds of human
■voices raised to the highest pitch was borne
through the windows. It became noticeable
in the hall that the crowd was endeavoring to
force an entrance, and some uneasiness was
manifested. The doors had to be barred in
consequence, and messenger boys had to be
let out through the windows: . , -
MAINE WAS CALLED.
j A mighty shout went up from ' thousands
of throats. It grew and fell as the billows 'in
a disturbed sea. Old men, and women even",'
rose from their seats, the better . to, shout.
A perfect frenzy seemed to have seized the
people and pandemonium - was - threatened. j
Hats were thrown in the I air, handkerchiefs
waved, and a din almost unearthly prevailed.
It was horrible to gaze upon, and the j timid
ones trembled even though they
knew no violence was contem
plated. On and on .it continued
until, caught up by thousands in the streets,
the shouts were swelled into one ' prolonged
roar. Those who remained seated stamped
with their feet,giving a booming sound to the
noise that reminded one somewhat of the
dull thundering of a gun far off at sea. >
Confussion reigned for twenty minutes,"
then a lull came but only for an instant, and
again the yells, and shouts, and thunders
burst forth, Eyes glistened, cheeks glowed,
frames shook, and all was. forgotten but that
Blame's name was to be mentioned and the
mere anticipation had thrilled the attend
Once Bishop Berkly, walking in a garden,
surprised a royal companion by asking
whether it were possible for a nation to go
mad in a mass. He would have been an
swered had he been to such a convention as
that of this night. Crowds climbed up on
the roof, and looking down on the conven
tion gave their aid in prolonging
When something like quiet was finally re
stored, and the puny sound of the chairman's
gavel could be heard, the name which had
electrified the thousands even before it was
mentioned was spoken, once more bedlam
was let loose. The coat of arms of Maine,
bunting, and the flags which surrounded
it, fell down to the ground floor, detached by
some enthusiast who attempted to flourish
them. A few, whose superstition might have
led them to believe the accident an ill omen,
bushed their voices and joined no more in
the ringing panegyrics. It was a repetition
f the scene of the moment "before.
Flags were drawn from their fastenings and
waved to and fro. Even ladies became in
fected with the popular craze and in their
madness crushed their bonnets as they shook
them. Ohe man, a big bluff red faced fel
low, excited till his better sense was beyond
him, tore off a sleeve of his shirt and threw it
over his head. The band struck upinits
loudest strain but the notes seemed feeble in
comparison with the tremendous noise from
ten thousand throats. The sounds could
have been beard thirty miles away
were the scene on a ' plain
instead of in a thriving city. While
the excitement was at its height, John English
of Chicago, raised a Jong white plume sup
ported by a beautiful bouquet on a gold tip
ped flag pole. !*""■
THE PLUMED KNIGHT.
Men had roared till they were hoarse but
their hoarseness vented itself. Rasping and
harsh but mighty as a surging sea on a rock
bound coast when a storm has come upon
the great waters. Not until entirely ex
hausted did the mass desist. The president,
who had been looking interested upon the
scene before, him, rapped for order
and Mr. West came forward. His
commanding presence and his blindness had
marked effect, and the sympathetic audience
was silent, while Mr. West, : leaning' on the
arm of a friend, named "Our Henry of Na
varre," but .the cheers were again '.given
When he had proceeded a few minutes, there
was a sensation that can only occur at a na
tional convention and the scene was one
that must be seen to be fully appreciated.
The New York men were the first to relapse
into quiet. Their strength had given way and
the men of the Pacific slope, great lusty fel
lows, showed that for endur
ance in shouting the glorious climate
of California, is the most inducive. A few
Arthur men now and then shouted for him,
but their voices seemed low and feeble, as
but a murmur in a great storm. Then a
sound of hissing was heard and all was still
save Mr. West's tones. But the hisses had
not been indicative of great strength, and
herefore, regaining enthusiast**, the Blame
men again shook the building with their
shouts. Chairman Henderson at last threat
ened to clear the galleries but was met
with a laugh. y>..
The-morning, like most of the mornings
since this convention began, broke cloudy
which is ominous of the coming election for
the Republicans. Tbe usual crowd besieged
the convention hall and the usual thousands
stood outside in the drizzling rain, inspec
ting the architecture of the building. In
side the building was early filled, and for
once every seat was occupied. .
Though 10 o'clock was the hour for meet
ing, it was nearly 11 when the convention
was called to order. The delay was to give
the committee on credentials ' time jto con
clude their report. ;-: V»
When the chairman of the committee on
credentials, Henry Ballard of Vermont, an
nounced that on every point the committee
were prepared to make an unanimous re
port, it was evident that there would be lit
the delay in its adoption. It was a marked
contrast from the convention of four
years ago when not hours ' but
days were required to settle the controversy.
Not a murmur was heard when the report
was read, but applause was accorded to the
reading of the name of Mahone. ..'...'.'
The only bone of contention was the adop
tion of the rules. There were numerous
motions and amendments, but only two
points were made worthy of repetition. The
rules as reported read that a nomination
should be declared when a candidate re
ceived a majority of the votes cast. Judge
Thursston, of Nebraska, made the -point
that it should require a majority
of- all the delegates included in' the
call. He declared that a nomination made
by less than a majority of all . the . delegates
would neither be legal or binding. This
view was accepted by the convention and the
rule promptly amended. V 7: ; .'; ]:
• Now we shall see whether J. • B. Gilfillan
will stick to his nomination by 26 votes out
of a convention of 58.
- The other bone of contention on the rules
was the change proposed by minority in
the basis of apportionment of representation.
That elicited a good deal of eloquence, but
was finally withdrawn, and the next national
convention will be on the same basis as the
present one. . -
It was natural that the platform should be
adopted without debate. It covered every
thing in the heavens above and on the earth
below, and the waters under . the • earth. If
there is any possible thing '. to ■ bid for. to se
cure votes, that is not -! in _ that platform it
would be difficut to conceive it. t There was
a now obsolete work that I; remember las in
limited circulation in Ohio in ;an early day,
which told a story,' about Mr. Satan taking
the Lord upon :a . hill and ' endeavoring to
make a large I real - estate transaction on
quite a liberal basis. The Lord called on Mr.
Satan for an abstract of .'. title , and that was
such a | stumper | that the trade' was off. [ I
don't suppose . any one in this convention
ever heard of the work or the story, for if
they had it might have occurred to them that
possibly thej were promising a little too
-|l| [I lift I 4. «A> /^fflio-S^ __--^ .it. ._
much, still it makes the Democratic campaign
plain and easy to map out. ;
" The protective tariff and wool planks are
for the benefit of Pennsylvania and Ohio.
The Chinese plank for California and the
eight hour law to gullj the working classes.
It is a peculiar piece ' of ' patch work and
worthy of the party that made it.
A BOOM FOR OUR ALECK.
'The following hand bill was honored with
circulation among the delegates as a pointer
for a dark —but it was too shady, in
fact there seemed to be no saddle-colored
appetite whatever, and no demand for a
carpenter's shop. ■,'■•■ •'-..' • 7 -..' .
ANOTHER DARK BORSE.
The following handbill indicates that the list of
possible candidates mijst be swelled by the addi
tion of another name :.., . ~.
FRO-l A CARPENTER TO SECRETARY OF WAR.
•'.--*.- :'y : ',.':,,'.:''..;. Or MINNESOTA.
Born In Pennsylvania—6B years of age.
Secretary of the Electoral College of Pennsyl
vania in 1840. '.-.* -V
Four years a Representative in Congress from
Pennsylvania. " '
Four years Governor of the Territory of Min
nesota, '...'>.' '.' ■
Mayor of St. Paul, Minn. * 777-
Four years Governor of the State of Minnesota,
Twelve years in the United States Senate (dur
ing the War.)
Secretary of War, November, 1879, to 4th
Abraham Lincoln, railmaker.
Ulysses S. Grant, tanner.
James A. Garfield, tow-boy.
• Alexander Ramsey, carpenter.
Minnesota OS the -Jationv- committee. '
When the roll of states
was called just before adjournment this af
ternoon for nominating members of the na
tional ' committee, Minnesota asked to be
passed. It has been known to those on the
inside for several days that a contest was
pending between Senator Sabin and Ex-
Gov. Davis for the position on the national
committee. The delegation, however, had
not been ready to settle the fight and when
the call was suddenly ordered in the conven
tion to-day they were not ready to report.
The "civil service" rule adopted, by the
convention forbidding any federal office
holder from being a member of the national
committee shut Senator Sabin out of the
contest, but it did not end the fight. Mr.
Sabin would undoubtedly have, been retained
on the committee, but as the new rule was a
sudden affair Minnesota wanted time, and at
5 p. m. a meeting of the delegation was held
at headquarters at the Grand Pacific to settle
the question. Senator Sabin presided and
Col. Graves acted as secretary. There was
no debate or especial talk. The pins had ; all
been set up and it wasn't necessary. Liberty
Hall moved they proceed to ballot for mem
ber of the national committee, which pre
vailed. O. B. Gould, of Winona, nominated
Matthew E. Norton of Winona, for the posi
tion. It had been originally proposed to run
Langdon, but some of the delegates j thought
the disturbed Fourth district should not have
it, and so Norton was presented, i Liberty
Hall and Col. Graves were appointed tellers,
and the vote stood:
M. E. Norton, 9.
C. K. Davis, 4.
Chap. A. Piilsbury, 1.
The detailed vote was as follows:
For Norton —Sabin, Graves, Gould, Crosby,
Conkey, Rodgers, Canfield, Langdon and
Newell. ; **'7 . j ..' '-"
' For Armstrong, Hall, Barto and
Page. 777.'-, -".*•' '77-'
For Piilsbury— C. K. Davis.. ''. . • ,
_ This ended the business of the delegation
and they adjourned,' it probably " being the
last formal meeting the delegation will hold.
The five anti-Norton votes probably repre
sents the full number of Blame votes in the
Minnesota delegation. There may be some
more at the outset, but in all preliminary
matters there have not been any more than
five Minnesota votes solid for Blame.
Langdon said he would not support Davis
because he had taken a hand in the
congressional fight in the Fourth district
against Fletcher. Liberty Hall retorted that
Davis was not in the Fourth district conven
tion, . but Langdou said he . didn't care,
whether he was there by person or proxy, he
proposed to fight anyone who took a part.
- L. Z. Rogers had been reading up his in
structions. He said he had refused to sup
port Logan because he thought the First dis
trict should take a back seat. He had risen
above his instructions and voted conscien
tiously for the best interests of the party.
Charley Nichols said it was a decided
Windom victory, as Norton was one -of the
stauncbest friends Windom had.
Liberty Hall said he wanted to go home
and was sorry he had not staid' there origi
nally. Perhaps he'll feel better Saturday.
Barto looked a great deal, but his oratori
cal effort in the convention yesterday appar
ently covered all he had to say.
Mr. Norton came to Minnesota in 1835,
and has resided in Winona even since. He
is a member of the great lumber firm of
Laird, & Co., and ranks high in
business circles. He was several years
treasurer of Winona county, but has' not
been an active participant in state politics,
and has rarely been seen at political conven
It is painful to add that while Mr. Norton
is not responsible for it his selection has left
a sting which may add fuel to the discord In
the "grand old - party" in the Fourth dis
NAMING THE CANDIDATES.
The evening scene was the most inspiring
of the session, but so protracted that it can
only be briefly alluded to to-night. The
crowd was simply tremendous, and the
doors were finally closed and people refused
admittance whether they had tickets or not.
There was neither seat or standing space va
cant in the vast building.
. Connecticut was the first state reached in
the alphabetical roll call, and Senator Joe
Hawley was brought to . the front in the
longest speech of the evening. The failure
to get the eight hundred extra tickets yester
day had left out the Logan claquers, and
when Gen. Callom presented his name there
was great applause, but not the wild time
When Maine was called the outburst was
immense. Flags were waving, hats tossin"
in the air, handkerchiefs, umbrellas, coats,
newspapers, etc., being swung aloft. Tells
that would have done credit to a pack of Co
manche savages. This scene lasted six min
utes, at the end of which Judge ' West, -of
Ohio, presented the name of Blame. : Jud<*e
West is totally blind and feeble and with his
gray hair and pale face looked ghostly. His
speech was delivered partly ■ standing and
partly sitting, and two men stood near him
to prevent him stepping off ♦he platform, but
in spite, of these drawbacks his speech
was . masterly in ' its eloquence. - At
one point he alluded to Arthur J and the
Arthur men undertook to get up a boom for
him but it was a failure. . . Finally he : said:'
"Who shall be our candidate - A number
of voices shouted Arthur. The Blame men
took up the challenge and for some moments
there was a yelling match between them.
The Blame men •. continued * their applause
and uproar for seventeen minutes. A mili
tary shaped hat made of flowers and a long
white plume attached to '. the crown was ■ at
tached to a flag staff I and . carried about the
hall by an enthusiastic Blame man. "
7 Gov. Davis of St. Paul followed with
speech seconding Blame and he'made an 'ad
mirable effort.7 It was brief but to the point,
couched* in; choice language -nd weil.deJiY-
ST. PAUL, MINN., FRIDAY MORNING, JUNE G, 1884.
"That's a splendid speech" was a
verdict I heard made a number of times. 1,
"Me . too" Piatt also seconded Blame and
Galusha A. Grow wearied the audience with
a long speech. But Blame was magnificently
presented, and when he is defeated to-mor
row it cannot be charged to the stupid pre
sentation as it was four years ago. '
. When New York was reached the Arthur
men took up the "whooping up" challenge
and cheered for seventeen" minutes. 7 There
was the same scene as' when Blame was
nominated,' bat not so enthusiastic ? and it
appeared to be more forced. \ 7 ' -'"
-.-.• The. finest speech of the evening was ,that
of Ex.-Gov. Long, of Massachusetts, in pre
senting the name of Edmunds, though Judge
West had been masterly. He was followed
by Geo. Wm. Curtis, so that little - Vermont
got about the best wind send-off ot any of
the states. .:. *"-.'• _7<'----' ■'■ '".- •
It was half past one when the speeches
were all finished, but still a delegate moved
to proceed to a ballot. Another one wanted
to ballot five times. A call of the states gave
an adjournment to 11 a m. Friday. ,v '~>'jyly
The Blame men favored an adjournment
and secured it. It seems almost too j bad sto
have Blame defeated and when so many
love him. 7;;7. 7 7
\ The session will open to-morrow with bal
loting. Both the Arthur and Blame men
think their favorite will pull through to-mor
row. Both are doomed to disappointment. .
7\.77-V:7 H. P. H.
Sherman Not a Candidate. .
[Special Telegram to the Globe.]
Chairman Henderson refuses (to give for
publication the letter received by him from
Gen. Sherman and mailed at the same time
he sent the telegram declining to have his
name put in nomination, as published in'
yesterday's . Globe. •. Gen. , Henderson said
he held the letter as confidential and added
very emphatically, "I can say, however, I
am satisfied that if Gen. Sherman receives
the unanimous nomination of the conven
tion he will accept and be elected to the pres
idency. - .'' ' N.
Our special correspondent and' gatherer of
news came across 7
EX- SENATOR JAMES E. DOOLITTLE.
this morning, and what is rather unusual for
him, got him to express his opinion on' cer
tain matters pending in the convention
without reserve. ."',
"Senator, you have known Gen. Sherman
these many years and are intimately . ac
quainted with him. What do you think
about his saying he will not accept the nomi
nation for - president under any circum
stances." After a little pause the judge re
plied, "I will tell you just what I think about
it. Gen. Sherman and his wife are both
tired of public life. She was daughter
of Thomas Ewing, . the:.. great
Senator from Ohio, and they have been both
of them familiar with all there is in public
life at Washington from their youth up. They
are sick and tired of the whole thing, and
now that he is retired from the army they
both desire to live a quiet unobtrusive life."
"Do you think there are any other partic
ular reasons for his declining the nomina
tion aside from being tired of public life?" -
"Well, there is the fact that the general's
brother, John, and his wife's cousin, Blame,
are Doth very ambitious to.be president,' and
both are before this convention for nomina
tion. Therefore, with their high sense
of personal honor and friendship, neither
the general nor his wife could "■ consent to
have his name mentioned for president,
the very mentioning of which in this conven
tion would destroy the hopes'of ids j own
brother and his wife's cousin."
"H it should become apparent that neither
John Sherman nor Blame would get the nom
ination, do you think Gen. Sherman would
then accept the nomination if unanimously
tendered him?" '?77 77*,
"Yes; I think if, after several ballotings
in this convention, it should become certain
that neither John Sherman, nor Blame, nor
any of the active candidates could
be. nominatedif after that this
convention should unanimously present
the nomination to Gen. Sherman and call on
him, as a matter of duty and obligation, to
forego his own wishes upon the subject, and
accept it as a duty which he owes to the
country— you ask my opinion, I tell you
very plainly I think, under these circum
stances, Gen. Sherman would feel himself,
perhaps, obliged, as a matter of duty, not a
matter of choice, to accept the nomination,
but with the express understanding that if
elected he was not to be president of a parly
but of the whole people."
' 'Sabin Says he Wasn't;
[Special Telegram to the Globe.] *C
The News this evening has the following:
"The attention of Senator Sabin having
been called to a published statement origi
nating in Minnesota, that he had been elect
ed a delegate to the national convention on
a pledge or supposition that he would support
Blame, he remarked that on the contrary no
such issue had been made, and that it had
been well known for a year that his first
choice had been Arthur, on the ground that
he would be strong before the people. He
said he was friendly to Blame, but that he
had been assured by a friend of ex-Senator
Blame that he was not only not a candidate
but did not want to be i a candidate. ; • There
had been no doubt about his * preference
anywhere. lis was not tied to any one and
would exercise his best judgment in aiding
the selection of a candidate who would be
elected. «. «- - '. ' -7' -""- ■ "'
Globe Register. \
[Special Telegram to the Globe.) .; :■';?_>■.'
Chicago, June s.The following Minne
sotians have registered at Minnesota head
quarters since last report: 7 .<' 7~7^'
H. C. Mead, St. Paul.
C. F. Nichols, Northfield. 7*/7';'
--' John Edmund, Claremont ,'"
J. H. Bragdon, Lake Wilson.
J. A. Maxwell, Currie. . i
H. Gunz, Austin. - ' .-.:<.
'D. B. Searle, St. Cloud. ■>.-■;
H. L. Denny, Carver.
J. L. Levi, Faribault.
M. Peder, St. Cloud. . '•.'.."'
Frank Wilson, Winona.
' John T. Averill, St. Paul.
H. W. Blaisdell, Faribault
C. N. Smart, Wells.
T. H. Presnell, Duluth.
. C. A. Congdon, St. Paul,
W. Rolph, Minneapolis.
. C. M. Foote, Minneapolis. ■'• -
• J. H. Maine, Luverne. *
Gussie "Armstrong/ Albert Lea, * *.'"''". ,
Gov. Barto. Sauk Centre.
Wm. Sibley, Winona.
M. H. Sargent, Albert Lea. . ' 7 ''■
John Whylock, Albert Lea.
H. E." Day, Albert Lea. '
'■■ B. B. Webster, Caledonia, ■. - -" '
E. W. Winter, St. PauL *
H. C. Gregg, St. Paul. ;7 ; '-;j. ;'-' ■"'
E. W. Christian, Minneapolis.".
C. A.' Gilman, St' Cloud." ;
_ 'A. C. Austin, Minneapolis.
■ A. L. Miller, Minneapolis.
" C. A. Nimocks, Minneapolis.
. T. C. Herr, Slayton.
7 G. M. Seymour, Stillwater.
r A.' Wright, Red "Wing. '
■ David Day, St Paul..
'.': W. H. Ireland, Rochester.
;■■'■■ J. H. Rhodes, Little Falls.' 7: :''/s£_&M
: L. W. Wood, Minneapolis.
.; I. H. Dm, St Cloud. • ,
' L. G. Jones, Minneapolis.
;.L. P. Mitchell, Minneapolis. , ' , -
: M. A. Mainzer, St. Paul. | *"7
C. R. Davis, St. Peter.
L. C.Herr, Slayton.
■ W. 11. Greenleaf, Litchfield. •'
• L. P. Hunt, Mankato. ' • --'<
-8. H. Sleeper, Spring Valley. . ' . .
■ " F. H. Lemon, Stillwater. -:.•
; ■ A. B. Easton, Stillwater. '-'_,";.
"B.W. Armstrong, St. Paul. . ,
7'H. J. Miller, Luverne. ',
■ Moses Grinager, Worthtngton. .*_• :v?'.'i
, W. A. Ramsey, Minneapolis.
John Whylock, Minneapolis. * '
:' 11. G. Miller, . Winona. • -
j J. W. Grove, Minneapolis. I **.'»'
C. H. Porter, Winona.
E. H. Milhain, St.Paul.
7 CONVENTION GOSSIP. ;;-
LANDLORDISM MOT TOR AMEBIC A.
j Chicago, June s.The .following cablegram
was sent this afternoon; "Hon. Charles Stewart
Parnell, House | of Commons, London: the
request of the Irish National league, committee,
th- Republican national convention pledges that
party to secure I legislatian . prohibiting -foreign
land ownership. -7, The English curse of absentee
landlordism is not to be transferred from Ireland
to America." The dispatch is signed by Alexan
der Svllivan president, and Rev. Charles O'Reily,
treasurer, of the Irish National league, of Ameri
ca. '". '■ ','* '■• 7 .' < ■ •■ 7- '. ' if- '■'-',
THE CAMERON-TURNER REXCOXTRE. .7
Chicago, June s.Widely diversified aud ex
aggerated accounts of rencontre between George
Turner and Brewster Cameron having gone «out,
the following authentic account has been fur
nished the: associated j press: ■.. Tuesday night
George Turner, a delegate from Alabama, met
Brewster Cameron, late the general agent of the
department of justice, is the room of Frank
Button at the Grand Pacific hotel and threatened
to assault him because of his | testimony before
the Springer committee, which alleged the dis
honesty of Turner, while United States marshal
for Alabama, Col. Sharon, chief postoffiee . in
spector -. and 7 Col. ' Thompson, •' ! general
superintendent of the railway mail service, ad
vised Cameron to avoid a difficulty, which
he did by remaining in Hatton's room until Tur
ner and his crowd, who were in the hall outside
waiting for Cameron, had left the building.'
Wednesday night about 11 o'clock Mr. Cameron
and Joel Bowman and the examiner of . the de
partment of justice entered the main hall lead
ing to the rotunda of the Grand Pacific hotel, and
met George Turner, Paul Strobach and Charles
J. Pelham going out. Turner and Strobach, on
seeing Cameron and Bowman, turned „ and fol
lowed them, and on overtaking Cameron, Turner
endeaverod 1 to . strike him a blow on the face,
which Cameron warded off and turned by giving
Tamer a \ heavy blow on the head .- with
a cane. Strobach then attempted to strike
Cameron in the face, and was promptly knocked
down. ; As soon - as Strobach arose both he and
Turner put their hands on their hip pockets and
| advanced upon . Cameron, who dropped his cane
i and put. his hands in his overcoat pocket and
I warned his assailants to stand back or take the
consequences. ■ No revolvers were drawn, but it
is presumed that all parties were armed, for Tur
ner has been threatening Cameron for several
days. ' Mr. Cameron has thus far ' resisted the
persuasion of his friends to have Turner .and
-trobach arrested for assault, upon the ground
that their arrest now would be misconstrued. I
THE EVENING CROWD.
! The throngs that besieged the convention have
been far greater than at any previous ■ session of
that body. Half an hour before the time of meet
ing several of the outer doors of admission, in
cluding that to the stage, were closed by order of
the sergeant-at-arms. thns adding to the pressure
and confusion outside. The main floor,the stage
and the galleries were packed to overflowing,
and there could not • have E been ' less
than .10,000 persons within - the build
ing before 7 . o'clock, while there . were
hundreds of people outside holding tickets, but
unable to obtain admission. The great attrac
tion, of course, was the fact that the nominating
speeches were to be made, and that exciting
scenes were to be expected. Among the specta
tors was quite a large ■ number of ladies. The
convention was called to order at 7:30 p. m., and
one of the New York men immediately offered a
resolution, (as if in derision) for the issue of 500
■ -dditional tickets. of admission^ for.: veteran
.-kites. . It was promptly voted down..';'. '- .'.,-""'-".-
(Continued on Fourth Page.)
The Loved and Lost.
' In the first hour ox" this new born day the
death angel paid his visit to the household of
Edwin L. and * Jennie Fryer, 1 taking from
them their boy, their only one, a beautiful
child, upon whose fair head only four sum
mers had smiled. How hard it was to give
him up. How tenderly will be cherished his
pretty ways, his joyous voice and all the
precious memories that were interetwined in
the lives of the parents now sorely stricken,
and to whom goes out the purest sympathy of
every friendly heart. ■'.;;■■■;• '-.-. , 7.7.
. This fellow is evidently a Foreigner,
and not yet become sufficiently Ameri
canised to adopt our style of Dress. It
would be impossible for ns to meet HIS
views as to costume, but any American
or sensible Foreigner is j sure to find
something in our immense stock that
just suits him. -
Handsome Bine Serge Suits, $15.
Blue Flannel Suits, $9,7 $11, 812,
$14 and $15.
Specialties in all-wool Suits, at $S,
Children's Plaited Blouse Suits, $3.50,
7; 84 and 85. >. ; ..",,-.._%
Novelties in Boating Shirts, Bicycle
Suits, White and Fancy Vests,
Straw and Stiff Hats, an immense va
. riety. *
Cor. Third & Robert streets,
*.. •:'-.-' - TROTTING STOCK AUCTION.
____-^"¥*^*____k_ AtPublic Auction, WEDNESDAY, JUNEII,
*Jr y_f_ aJ3__ mDWAY'PAEK,
I'■ r-*J^^iC*.%^__ 7*y_re£: ■: __j__ __J_ Adjoining the city limits of St.Paul, Minn.,
- !_'_S__*^^_^ __■__»__ by Com* s* w Kittson, Chas. A. DeGraffan
" »jjt:^;*K* <??sj*it. _ - %lst-^i,___\ ____ George W. Sherwood, about TO head of high
vHj SS_____3B_»*"^ w_K__' _t -3 bred Trotters, consisting of young Stallions,
'feUl Mil __\ Fillies, Brood Mares and Geldings, sired prin-
W_\ '■-■ _i-_fra^ f-li cipaily by such: noted stallions a* Smuggler,
-I____\^^^^^^^^B-^^H_ii____=fe?^_-^^**- Volunteer, Peacemaker, George Wilkes; Yon
y**ir ""5:..-, -.» .e3?-'-'.- _rnim, Blac-ivoo .. jr., Alexander, Baymont,
-*' **-7r'* *~ >S V *> -B__bgJ ~~~~ Indianapolis, Belmont, Administrator, Bins
i^p-t^^Z'-yi^.T . Hi^fl -s______BE__g£_^-^'' "-5-* Bull, and Ravenswood.
- '*7;7 J7^__BfcJjK^y--!W__qj^^J^^^P- Terms of Sale—Cash.
"*^?^ 3r~*^---** *'** Sale to commence at 10 a. ra. ?harp. c en i
" t for catalogue, to B. D, WOODMANSEE,
' • ~^^—\_.7_ '..,--... - -._-___!_.-______. v
The Best Medium-Priced Piano
in the World.
New and handsone styles just out! "•.. .-.
7 A first class Piano at a low price!
•..■• And on the most LIBERAL TERMS!
Ss^~Special prices to Clergymen' and Teachers.
• Do not fail to write us. ',■•'-.-" "":'-,
Wi j_3_f yISF __H__-_,
M F imS_m
I ST. PAUL AND MINNEAPOLIS.
: MRS. M_ G. T___A.YEB.
418 Wabashaw street.
Sohmer and other Pianoes, New and Second Hand.
New England, Smith, American, Bay. State and
• " - - 'Sterling. ...
jy; 7*. 7' SCHALL BANJOS. 7
- Everything in the line of Musical Merchandise,*
at lowest prices and best terms. ' 180-ly
For Pianos & Organs
For Easy and Best Terms,
. -Tor Cat.logu. s and Lowest Prices,
For Agencies and Territory. Address
C. W. YOUNGMAN,
.\. ; IIS- K. Seventh street, ST. PACT.
■ AMUSEMENTS. - '■ .■
GRAND OPERA HOUSE.
L. N. SCOTT, Manager. -
SPECIAL! SPECIAL!! SPECIAL!!!
Monday, June 9.
J" Tlireo Nights, One Matinee. v
BIJOU operEbodfe CO.,
In the Brilliant Operatic Burlesque
- (Direct from Bijou Opera House, New York.)
ORIGINAL CAST. ORIGINAL SCENERY.
Gorgeous Costumes! Elegant Appointments ! j
Marie Vanorci, Digby'Bell, Laura Joyce-Bell, Ida
Mulle, Geo. C. Boniface, jr., Harry Pepper, E.
S. Grant, Jennie Prince, Jennie McNulty, An
' nic Caldwell. •■:■■_;■.
Chorus of 401 Augmented Orchestra!
MR. JESSIE WILLIAMS, Conductor.
Sale of seats Saturday morning, June 7. " Regular
y theater prices. . ■ 157-60
High School Hall.
,TWO NIGHTS AND MATINEE,
Thursday, Friday & Saturday,
June sth, 6th & 7th !
'.—. ——. ...
Miss Josephine Road, Mr. Charles DeLacy,
Miss Gingie Glidden, Mr. J. W. Blanchard,
Mrs. Charles D.Lacy, ' Mr. Clifford Gilbert.
Mr. W. S. Burritt, Lyric Tenor, recently of Chi-
C. Titcomb, Director,
C. G. Titcomb, Director,
Miss Lenora Austin, Stage Manager.
7 Tickets 50c. Matinee 25c.
On account of a larger sale of Friday evening
and Saturday Matinee tickets than anticipated,
the opera will be repeated on Saturday evening.
Is settled in his elegant New Store
Corner Nina and Saint Peter streets.
Where can be found the finest and best of Drugs,
Perfumery, Toilet Articles, Patent Medicines,
etc. 'Also, all kinds of Garden and Flower Seeds'
in their season. ... 7 ■ ; ". ~
PBEBCBIP TIOBrS ASPEQIAXTY
II TITTk Cl . OvEB 1,000,000 acres in mm
I, /I _ l_\ KESOTA*' 8,000,000 Acres in
11 B/kJa XoBTH Dakota; g 19,000,000
~~l * . ,77" Aches in Montana: 1,750,000
Aches in Idaho, and 13,000,000 Acres is Wash
ington and Oregon. ' These fertile lands are for
sale on easy terms at prices ranging chiefly
FROM $3 TO 85 PER ACRE.
.' The Northern Pacific country is the newest re
gion open for settlement, : but the • bichest is
NATtntAL besoubces. j! Its ! exceptionally fertile
soil, well watered surface, fine wheat and »rmin<*
lands, .best of 1 cattle grounds, large bodies of
timber. rich mining districts, healthful .Jimate,
great navigable : waters, and grand commercial
opportunities are the chief attractions which in
vite a large population. 7 . _;
ITfimP 10,818,433 acres, or mobe thaw haw
.-111 n -of all the Pablic Lands disposed of in
I.UI-J 1883 were taken up in the prosperous
Northern Pacific country.;.," - ...
__Q(\ Acres of government land Free'to Set
-fcOV/. tiers under the United States Land
MAPQ and Publications descriptive of
-_.»X'_r_L.i fc_J, the railroad • and government
lands sent fbee. -
Apply to or address* ..*;>R.,J. WEMYSS, .7
General Land Agent;
Or, Chas. B. Lameobn, Land Commissioner, -■>
: St. Paul, Minn. J_
: , 7. . .'_■ ''.'■'. LADIES' GOODS. ' ' .7""'. 1. 77. ;7■•_ ' : .'■'..
-*-_~- —. r_
lM_i-^--_\*-_a\*-*_-_\AA'v\&\\\¥ I. ft f*f*S//tf£&&J__ft&_s?
Seventh and Sibley Streets.
June is the telling month of the Season's
and as we never wait for the last day to j
clear out surplus stocky we begin this
week with the following Grand
FOE A FEW DAYS WE OFFER
AT ASTO^HmGLY LOW PRICES.
1,,7 /Q. '-_";■
: '- -i ... - . ■
LOT 1. 300 Parasols, the choicefor: 0} t_t_)
worth from $1.50 to $2.00 dl UU
LOT 11. 300 Parasols, the. choice, at I Eft
.. _ -good value at $2.50. v : : 7 ■£ nL I QUI
LOT 111. 500 Parasols, the choice at i) It
These are lined and trimmed £ *r3\
with all Silk Lace.
LOT 1111. 500 Parasols, the choice, at ft Eft
In this lot many are worth and *r Oil
* cheap at $7.50.
We call special attention to the above Four lots
of Parasols, the goods cannot actually be
. bought of the manufacturer for the price.
Hand-Painted PANS, from 20c upwards, with a discount of 25
per cent, from the regular price- •" -
Pour dollars only is the price for a White Lawn SUIT, hand
somely made up, ruffled around the bottom, drapery and
waist trimmed with 2-inch Swiss embroidery, and no charge
for altering; all for $4 only. This is a grand bargain.
Seven dollars and fifty cents is our price for a Jersey Ulster,
cost to manufacturer from $12 to $15. Hurry up if you want
one at that price.
For an Imported JERSEY ULSTER, that sells all over the
country for $25. We have about twenty of them left, which
we offer at $15 only to close them, 7
Ten dollars is the price for the choice out of five different styles']
of very fine- Imported Street JERSEYS, which we have been
selling at $15 to $20, now we ask only $10 for the choice of
them while they last. \ • 7i;f
One dollar is the price for the choice of 5,000 HATS, in Milan,
Rough and Ready, Tramway and Loop Braid, in all desira
ble shapes and colors, cost from $9 to $24 per dozen at tbe
manufacturer's, and our^-price is only $1 for a Hat for the
choice, while Lfl-Oliners want $2 to $3 for the same hat.
Weiss & "Weiss,
201..503 Ji 2os*__:astSeiv;en±li:street^