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VOL. XIX.—NO. 138.
BULLETIN OF
THrE BT. PflrUL GLOBE.
SUNDAY, MAY 17, 1803.
Weather fop Today-Rain; Cooler.
PAGE 1.
Many Killed by Texas Cyclone.
DcjiewN Message Encircle** the Earth
Gobs to Be Chief of Police.
PAGE 2.
An Alleged Forger Nabbed.
PAGE 3.
Memorial Stones for Veterans.
Turtle Lake Reds Going East.
Trouble Over the Schools.
PAGE 4.
Eriitoriul.
A. Tii il. With Armour.
PAGE 5.
A l(K'f-lil Talks on Silver.
No Methodist Bishops Chosen.
Morgnn Talks for Cuba.
PAGE 6.
German Clergy Criticise Kaiser.
London's Aruhhin Itttmnnce.
A. P. A. Han on McKinley Removed.
Democratic County Conventions.
PAGE 7.
In the ft cr. lin of Labor.
Today in St. I'uul Churches.
PAGE S.
The W>eV at the Theater-*.
Battle Flags of Minnesota.
PAGE 9.
News of Minneapolis.
Mantorville Wants a Branch.
PAGE 10.
Grand Raitids Defeats St. Paul.
Minneapolis Wins From Detroit.
Milwaukee Leads Columbus.
The National League Race.
PAGE 11.
In the Bicycle World.
Close Kace for BEues and Tigers.
PAGE 12.
Hnaband Searches for Elopers.
In St. Paul Music Circles.
Yale Defeats Princeton.
Irish Alienate Home Rule Friends.
PAGE 13.
ItusineKS Man's Announcement.
PAGE 14.
Hooks of the Hour.
Beautiful St. Paul.
PAGE 15.
Business Man's Announcement.
PAGE 10.
Social Events of St. Paul.
Snburbun Social News.
PAGE 17.
White Bear Vuchtlng Season.
The Paradise Coal Bout.
PAGE 18.
Gowns of the Summer.
Novel Summer Garters.
PAGE 10.
Amoujg the Secret Orders.
Bar Silver. 67 7-Be.
Cash Wheat in Chicago, Gl 1-Se.
PAGE 20.
Onr Whist Corner.
Rents and Realty.
Real Estate Advertisements.
PAGE 21.
Wants of the People.
PAGE 22.
The Globe's Summer Tours.
EVENTS TODAY.
Met—Ladies' Orchestra, 8.15.
Mozart—Midnight Flood, 5.15.
West SiOe Park. Base Ball, 5.30.
MOVEMENTS OF STEAMSHIPS.
NEW YORK — Arrived: Nith, Hamburg.
Sailed: Ontario, London; British Queen, Ant
werp; Francisco, Hull.
VENICE—-Arrived: Justin, New Orleans;
Picqua, New York.
BARCELONA—Arrived: Axmlnster, Char
leston.
HAVRE—Arrived: Dago, Baltimore.
SAN FRANCISCO—Arrived: Alameda, Hon.
olulu.
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Adelina Patti Is making another suc
cessful farewell tour.
Even the cyclones reduce the Demo
cratic majority in Texas.
The presidential contest appears to
be narrowing down to a question of
the kind of $$$.
_«. ■
Hogs are again active in Chicago".
They are riding bicycles and taking up
the whole street.
*
The first thing the people on the Red
Lake reservation will do will be to
organize a boat club.
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Whatever happens at St. Louis, Mr.
McKinley will live to regret that he
wrote the Ohio platform.
One of the queer things of the cam
paign ie the fact that the people of
Golden City, Mo., are for free silver.
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Capt. Gen. Weyler wants corn. Some
of the men under him fight as though
they had too much corn already.
m
Joseph H. Manley is finally forced to
admit that he is not as good at fig
ures as Congressman Grosvenor.
Where will It all end? H. H. Kohl
saat is talking of buying the New
York Times and making it a McKinley
paper.
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The Grand Rapids team played "yel
low" ball yesterday, but it wasn't suffi
ciently saffron-hued to land St. Paul a
winner.
m
It is getting more and more evident
every hour that the United States must
settle the Cuban question if it is ever
settled.
The sultan decides that he Mustapha
Bey in Washington. Meanwhile Ar
menians are insisting that they -rant
no Bosphorus.
Is it not a bit inconsistent to forbid
"scorching," and at the same time
require wheelmen to keep a lamp alight
on their wheels at night?
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Renewed attention might be called
to the fact that nothing .-uc^ei-ds like
success. The Louis vj Me chib has won
three straight games, and the attend
ance has jumped from 200 to 2.000.
THE SAINT PAUL GLOBE 7
DEATH UST LARGER
ONE HI'NDRED AND FIFTY "WERE
KILLED BY THE TEXAS CY
CLONE.
THE HEART OF THE STORM.
IT WAS AT SHERMAN, AND THE
SCENES THERE ARE TERRI
BLE.
ADDITIONAL BODIES RECOVERED.
The StrcamH Are Now SultHiding and
Giviugr Up Their Ghastly
Yield of Dead.
SHERMAN, Tex., May 16.—Today
the waters in tbe creeks and brooks
have subsided, and thousands of spec
tators have traversed the path of yes
terday's cyclone. Every business house
in this city except the drug stores and
eating houses suspended business at
an early hour this morning at the re
quest of the president of the city coun
cil, and the attention of everybody has
been turned toward caring for the
wounded and the dead, the number of
which hourly increxses from deaths in
the hospitals and bodies found in the
subsiding streams. The city's street
grading force, supplemented by a large
number of men, has been transferred
by Street Commissioner Moorehead to
the cemeteries, and has been busily
engaged in preparing graves for the
victims of the storm. The undertak
ing establishments are being taxed to
their limits.
A word picture cannot appropriately
portray the terrible aspect of the path
way torn through the city. Great oak
trees and stately elms of a century
growth are torn up by the roots, and
were twisted off like reeds. The rem
nants of beautiful homes are scattered
and blown in all directions. Hundreds
of domestic animals are lying dead,
and timbers are thrown about promis
cuously and more often against the
course of the storm than with it.
Barbed wires are often found twisted
about fence posts several times. Stones
and brickr, evidently from the Ely
residence, are found several hundred
yards north, driven in the ground.
The following appeal has been issued:
"The loss of life and property by the cyclone
Is much greater than was supposed last
night, and the number Injured is much
larger, the dead and wounded exceeding 200.
The loss of property Is over $250,000. Sher
man is taking good care of the wounded, but
many families have lost their all and are
left destitute. All contributions will be
thankfully received as they will help us to
give to those who will have to begin life over.
—C. H. Smith, chairman relief committee."
About three miles- of wire belonging to the
city electric light works was torn down by
the cyclone, and in consequence the city was
in darkness all night. Reports are coming
in constantly of persons who have been found
injured. Reports from the North indicate
that the direction of the main cyclone which
passed through Sherman was between Deni
son and Pottsborough. The width or strength
of the storm had not varied. It still main
tained a breadth of about 150 or 200 yards
through the entire country. Between Sher
man and the river no fatalities have been
reported, although there are unconfirmed
rumors of a number of houses being blown
down. Conservative estimates place the total
number of killed in Grayson county at be
tween 120 and 150. The path of the storm, |
which passed west of the town, passed j
through a section of the country which has I
no telephone or telegraphic connection with j
the city. All the telephone communication j
west and, northwest of the city Is down.
The streets are filled with grief-stricken
people. Hundreds of farmers are In town,
and it seems as though half the population of
Denison is here today. The details of the
storm grow more horrible as they are made
fully known. Bodies have been decapitated,
limbs torn off, eyes gouged out, fingers and
toes cut off as clean as with a knife, hair
pulled out, great slivers of wood sticking
through limbs, noses flattened in, skulls
crushed and brains scooped out. Some of the
victims are lying in the morgue with necks
broken; others are mutilated horribly. Some
are not broken or bruised at all, but appar
ently lie peacefully and serene in death. Many
private homes are used as hospitals. Ladies of
the city are doing all in their power to save
and succor the wounded, caring for and dress
ing the dead. Undertakers' establishments
are overrun with work. The city is crowded
with newspaper men, and every paper that
comes to the city containing an account of the
storm is eagerly seized upon and the contents
are devoured. The people are greatly excited.
They view the dark skies and threatening I
clouds with evident apprehension. The work
of caring for the wounded still continues.
Many bodies are being brought In hourly.
The people of the city are responding gener
ously to calls for help for the destitute and
homeless people. Over $6,000 has been raised
so far. Relief committees were appointed at
a mass meeting of the citizens last night, and
will take charge of the funds raised for the
unfortunates.
At the same hour of the storm at Sherman
a tornado swept over the northeastern por
tion of Grayson county, ten miles from Den
ison, and great damage was done. Only very
meager details are at hand. The best infor
mation obtainable is to the effect that there
were three storms traveling in the general di
rection, and all of terrific fury. Seven miles
east of Denison the Turley home was wrecked
and the Turleys all hurt. Further north the
farm house of Louis Duval was in its path,
and every member of the family was Injured,
some of them dangerously. From there the
storm crossed Red river, and moved in a
northerly direction towards the Chickasaw Fe
male academy. Across the river the country
is thickly populated, and apprehensions are
felt for the safety of the people. Further
east in Grayson county another storm swept
down the Choctaw boyou and desolated the
country. It moved in a northwesterly di
rection across the river, and left a path of de
struction. Everything is gone, and searching
parties are looking for the dead and wounded.
One of the first men to go over the track of
the storm was C. B. Sale. He said: "I drove
hastily to the west part of town, where my
sister lived, to see if they were injured. Of
the horrible sights I ever saw, they were
along my route. My mind cannot conceive of
all the horrible things I witnessed, neither
can tongue describe their awfulness. Along
West Houston street were strewn the bodies
of the injured, from their lips ascending
prayers for pity and help. Passing a wounded
woman, shrieking with pain and fright, my
gaze would fall on the stiffened corpse of her
little child, mangled as if some giant had
rent it limb from limb. Across the road the
corpse of a loved minister of the gospel lay,
cold in death. Further on was the body of a
woman, all cut and bruised and bleeding, the
last gasp of life going out of her body. The
gruesomeness of this weird woe was seen,
felt and endured as a man only feels some
horrible nightmare."
H. E. Durham was at the home of Isom
Coleman, one mile beyond the Choctaw bridge,
east of the city. He stated that he stood on
the roof, of Mr. Coleman's house and could
see for miles around. He saw- one section of
the storm coming from the southeast and an
other from the southwest. When about the
vicinity of Choctaw bridge, the two" sections
met with a roar. He described the storm as
appearing to be about a quarter of a mile -
SUNDAY MORNING, MAY 17, IS96.~.TWENTY-TWO PAGES.
7/fajL (r^fifl^ytVj * /*""'-5>
wide and fifty yards long. The clouds were
black and resembled the heavy smoke emitted
from a burning building. Those watching
from the rocf could see the effects of the
stcrm along its path. Trees were blown down
and the path swept clear of all obstructions.
One of the freaks of the storm was at B.
E. Halzell's place. The family went into the
cellar of the house and were unharmed only
for bruises. The house and outbuildings were
blown completely away, and the family car 7
riage was blown all to pieces. The wheels
were blown from one axle, and it was stripped
bare. The wind carried It a short distance
and drove it completely through a cedar tele
phone pole, six or eight inches in diameter,
and left the ends protruding. At each end
the axle was bent, and resembled a perfect
letter S.
The railroads have been doing the heaviest
passenger business in their history on
account of the cyclone. People have been
flocking into Denison, en route to Sherman,
from all directions, coming by carloads. The
"Katy" railroad sent a special to Gainesville
last night to carry people to the scene of
the cyclone. All trains on the roads leading
to Sherman have been crowded today. The
Central has twelve trains a day, but they
were unable to handle the business of the
road, and an extra special was run from
here at 9 o'clock and another at 10 o'clock
today. A great many of Denison's people
have come over to minister to the needs of
the wounded.
COUNTRY LOSSES.
Five People Killed In the Vlelnlty
of Denton.
DENTON, Tex., May 16.—The cyclone "which
cut out the heart of this county and Grayson
county started within a mile of Justin, in
this county. A terrific wind was experienced
here. Reports from the country districts in
dicate that five people were killed, most of
whom were traders in Denton, but whose
names cannot be ascertained at this time.
The roads are impassable, and the small
streams of the county swollen beyond their
banks. So far no one has been reported
killed in this town, but the place is in dark
ness, half under water, and searching parties
are slow in reporting. Reports from. Justin,
Sherman and Gribble are to the effect that
$500,000 worth of property has been destroyed
in the two counties.
AT JUSTIN.
Storm in That Vielnity Was Severe
and Fatal.
JUSTIN, Tex., May 16.—At this town W. J.
Evans was killed by the cyclone and seven
teen wounded. • Two of them will die. One
child was found with a large wooden splin
ter stuck through its head, but was, when
discovered, still living. Keller, a small town
to the north of Justin, was almost entirely
wrecked by the cyclone, and it is reported
that only one house in the hamlet is now
standing. All that section of the country
immediately north was left in ruins by* the
storm. Further.reports from Gribble Springs
say the injured in that place will number
thirty.
Juiili;. Flooded.
JOPLIN, Mo., May 16.—This place was vis
ited thi3 morning by an exceedingly heavy
rain. Many business houses were flooded,
causing damage of fully $40,000, Two hun
dred feet of track is washed out south
east of town.
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KHALIFA DEAD.
So Rumor Says, liv( the Report Is
Not Confirmed.
SUAKIN, May 16.—1t is rumored here that
the khalifa is dead. No confirmation of the
report is obtainable.
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Armour Strike.
KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 16.—The Ar
mour strike situation remains unchanged.
There is some talk of a settlement, but there
is no indication that Anything will be done
before next w«ek.
THE GRiAT G. A. R.*BICYCLE PARADE.
A SUGGESTION AS TO THE COSTUMES TO BE WORM
PHVELS Of irODAY
TEXT OF AN ADDRESS JBY DEPEW
AT THE ELECTRICAL EXPOSI
TION.
THE FABLES OF ANTIQUITY.
THEY ARE BUT THE COMMON
KNOWLEDGE OF MODERN
EVERYDAY LIFE.
TUMBLING OF THE IDLE TORRENT.
It Has Been Made tlie Treasure of
Nations by the Genius
of Man.
NEW YORK, May 16.—Chauncey M.
Depew was master of <Se»emonies at
the electrical exposition tonight when
two messages were sent by Prof. A. 13.
Chandler, of the Postal Telegraph
company, from one corner of the room
and received by Thomas A. Edison in
the other. The first message, signed
by Chauncey M. Depew and addressed
to Edward D. Adams, read;
"God created nature's treasures; sci
ence utilizes electric power for the
grandeur of the nations and. the peace
of the world." o .
The messages went to'f.'ncago, Los
Angeles, San Francisco, x "ancouver,
Winnipeg, Montreal, Canso Boston and
London. From London c\e -message
was transmitted to Tokio aid was re
ceived back In fifty minus* at
The second message .was t;om.Edward
D. Adams to Chauncey M. Depew, and
read:
"Mighty Niagara, nature's wonder,
serving man through the World's elec
tric circuit, proclaims to| all peoples
science triumphant and a benevolent
creator." '
This message, over the -wires of" the
Western Union company, jn&de a "cir
cuit between New.York and Galveston
of 10,000 miles. It went byiway of Chi
cago, San Francisco, Los -Angeles and
St. Louis. At "Galveston it'was handed
"to the • Mexican Telegnai^k., company
and ' transmitted by way; of. Mexico,
San Juan, Nicaragua, St. dSkno, Ecua
dor, Chorilos, Peru, Valparaiso, Chili,
thence over the Audes .'fountains to
Rio Janeiro, Pemambuco* St. Vincent
to Lisbon. From Lisboit-tt. went to
Penzance, England, returfblg over the
Western Union Atlantic cables to New
York. The total cir&ult t kyersed was
27,500 miles* practically Circling the
Western hemisphere, croiihig the At
lantic and touching Euro; >c on its re
turn. Four minutes after the first
message "was sent out, it was repeated
from London after circling North
America. The first message -was-sent
out at 8:34 and received iX '3:24, regijir
ing fifLy minutes for tVanfsjnission. JThe
second message was out~"aV 8:40
and received at 9:4<k- €h^aunce^;M.
Depew was introduced |by .Hamilton
Fish, speaker of the Nem York assem
bly. He spoke as follows:
"The fables of antiquity are the fads of
today. The poetry," genius aad I«arn4»g of
the ancient world ascribed to the Gods of
Olympus marvelous achievements m rapid
transit, the transmission of Intelligence and
tfee metamorphosis of matter. These won
ders of the imagination were the Inspiration of
the ancients in their religion, their literature
and their life, and to them the poetry, elo
quence and philosophy of the modern world
are largely indebted. Though the high intel
ligence and superb culture of Greece and
Rome remained blindly superstitious before
the miracles of mythology, Jupiter and Her
cules, Apollo and Minerva are commonplace
persons when compared with Morse and Edi
son, with Bell and Tesla.
"History is a dreary record of the conflicts
of ambition and power; and the horrors, deso
lations, devastations and miseries created by
war. While for thousands of years the en
trgles of the rulers and leaders of mankind
have been concentrated upon policies and
actions which destroyed the possibilities of
happy and comfortable living upon this planet
for the masses of the people, the present
century Is distinct and distinguished not only
In winning plaudits for making two blades
of grass to grow where only one grew before,
but for rendering it possible for millions to
subsist in comfort and lead happy lives where
thousands had dwelt in poverty and ignor
ance. The most practical philosophf-r who
ever lived was Benjamin Franklin. Theory
and discovery were worthless. In his judg
ment, unless they could be utilized for some
beneficial purpose. The kite, the string and
the key in his hands wrested from nature her
secret, that the air encircling the globe is the
e.\haustless storage battery of electricity.
"The energy of this liberated and educated
spirit of the air stimulated the human brain
to limitless endeavor and miraculous achieve
ment. Under the Atlantic ocean was sent the
cable, and from the queen of Great Britain to
the president of the United States came a
message of friendship and peace between the
English-speaking nations of the world. Twen
ty years later the telephone annihilated space
for the sacred confidence of the family and
the negotiations of business. Thirty years
ago there were 75,000 miles of electric wire in
the United States. Today there are 1,000,000
miles. Thirty years ago 5,000,000 of mess
ages were annually transmitted by telegraph;
now there are 60,000,000. In a quarter of a
century the receipts of the telegraph com
panies have Increased from $7,000,000 to $25,
--000,000 per year.- Since the opening of the
telegraphs the imports and exports of the
United States have grown from $220,000,000 to
$1,600,000,000, while, the internal commerce of
the country, from about $1,000,000,000, has
reached th? fabulous figures of $25,000,000,000
a year. In twenty years the use of the tele
phone haa become such a necessity In our
dally life that the mileage of the wires has
increased to 600,000 miles and the number of
telephones to 700,000.
"This exposition illustrates the beneficent
advance in electrical development. It sug
gests an opportunity of escape from terri
torial limitations of coal and the prohibitive
cost of transportation. Wherever there are
mountains and lakes there is water power.
That this power can generate electricity has
been known, but its usefulness has been
handicapped because the mill and factory
could not be readily transported. The most
sublime concentration of continuing force in
the world is Niagara Falls. We are here,
four hundred "and fifty miles from Niagara,
and witnessing that the power generated there
can be transmitted here. It is a demonstra
tion of incalculable value. It will redeem the
.waste, places of the world. The tumbling
torrent will come to be the treasure house
of nations. Wharever water flows, electrical
power may be generated, which, transmitted
great distances, will create the mill, the fac
tory and the furnaces and give that employ
ment to capital and labor which'relieves the
farmhouse ,of its surplus of boys and girls
and, give* the farm the profitable market in
a neighboring seat of population and in
dustry." -
Fire Chief Killed.
CHICAGO. May 16.—Isadore Smith, for thlr-^
ty years a member of the Chicago fire depart
ment, and now chief of the Fourth battalion,
was tonight instantly killed by coming in con
tact with a live electric light wire.
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TROOPS CALLED FOR.
India ii- and White* at Odd* In Mon
tana.
WASHINGTON, May 16.—Trouble between
the Indians on the Tongue river reservation
in Montana and the white settlers in the
neighborhood is not improbable, and troops
have been asked for to avert an outbreak.
This is the result of depredations committed
by the Indians on the cattle of the whites,
and the situation now is such that Capt. W.
H. Stouch, the acting agent there, has noti
fied Commissioner of Indian Affairs Browning
of the strained condition and asked for a de
tail of two troops of cavalry to be sent to the
reservation to preserve order. This recom
mendation has been forwarded to the secretary
of war for action. The troops are asked to
co-operate with the agency authorities in
maintaining order and restraining and pre
venting the Indians from committing further
depredations. In urging this request. Act
ing Secretary of the Interior Sims asks that
this military assistance be given for so long
a time as may be deemed necessary.
The action of the agent Is supplemented by
a report from Commissioner Browning. He
says that for the past year or so complaints
have come from settlers adjoining the north
ern Cheyenne reservation, some being trans
mitted through congressmen, of Indians be
longing to the reservation making depreda
tions on the cattle of the settlers. These
complaints have always been thoroughly in
vestigated, but until now, the report states,
the complaints were untrue or exaggerated,
the Indians denying knowledge of the matter
and making counter charges against the
whites. The present sudden development is
the outcome of an investigation on the com
plaint of J. H. Brown, of Blrney county, Mon
tana.
BANISHMENT CONFIRMED.
Reform Committee Member* Blnit
Leave the Tranavaal.
CAPE TOWN, May 16.—The Transvaal ex
ecutive has confirmed the sentence of ban
ishment for three years of the members of
the reform committee. F. L. Gray, one of
the prisoners, becoming insane, recently suc
ceeded in committing suicide by cutting hid
throat.
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wmma=r STAR BOARDER SHOT.
Landlady Did Not Want Him to
Leave the Honne.
CHICAGO, May 16.—Tonight, after shooting
and mortally wounding Simeon A. Todd, one
of her boarders, Mrs. Sadie Burkie barri
caded the doors of her flat and defied the
police to take her from it. She shot Todd
because he was about to leave the house,
although she could give no reason why ho
should remain. Five policemen laid seige to
the flat and finally one of them secured a
mattress, and holding it before him, made a
rush Into the room when the others knocked j
down the door. The woman had put away
h«r revolver, and when the officer and the !
mattress came into the room »he surrendered.
She said there was no reason for Todd, except
her quick temper.
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Mia* Stewart Married.
WASHINGTON, May 16.—The most notable
society event of the week was the marriage
today at the Stewart mansion of Miss May
rielle Stewart, tbe daughter of Senator and
Mrs. Stewart, of Nevada, to Francis Lith
grew Payson, of New York. There was a J
large company present, including the Mritinh .
ambassador and Lady Pauncefute.
PAGES
1 to 12.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
fIOBODY BUT GOSS
RUMOR CONFIRMS THE EXPECTED
IX THE MATTER OF DORAN7S
APPOI.\TME\TS.
WEST SIDER TO BE THE CHIEF.
GOSSIP ABOIT THE PKOII \ m.fcj
DELEUAfES TO THE CHICAGO
COXVE*TIO.\.
SOME ABOIT STATE POLITICS,
Date for the Repnbllcan Convention
to Be Selected Thin Week—Other
Political Bfows.
Messrs. Bean, Irish. Libbey and the
twelve or fifteen other patriotic citizens
who have let Mayor-elect Doran under
stand that they would be willing to
accept the office of chief of police can
now set their minds at rest and quit
worrying. Afttr a conference held in
the private office of Sheriff Chapel on
Friday the information was quietly
given out that the new chief will be
M. X. Goss, of the Sixth ward.
Mr. Gobs is at present a deputy sher
iff, and has been ever since Charles
Chapel has been sheriff. He was for
merly a railway conductor, and is at
present secretary of Division No. 40,
Order of Railway Conductors. He is
also prominent In oth°r secret societies,
and enjoys a wide acquaintance in St.
Paul. He is yet on the sunny side of
middle life. Is married and lives at
624 Ohio street.
Capt. Phil Schweitzer, at present in
charge of the central station, will §ac
ceed John O'Connor as chief of de
tectives. He will be placed in this
position because Mr. Doran and hi 3
advisers realize that on the detective
force must rest the main part of the
work of looking after the thieves who
will na-turally drift to St. Paul dur
ing the encampment. Therefore, they
reason, it Is absolutely necessary to
have an experienced officer at the head
of the detective force.
Sergt. Ernest Boerner, at present lo
cated at Margaret street station, will
be at the central station.
John Harris, who first desired to be
made chief of detectives. Is now look-
Ing for the position of license Inspector.
He does not feel very sure of getting
it, however. The latest intimation is
that Deacon George L. Wilson, of the
Law and Order league, is tj be given
Jessrang's place as inspector of li
censes. An accompanying hint Is that
when the time comes Harris will be
made superintendent of the workhouse,
in place of John Fitzgerald, the pres
ent incumbent.
An indication of the avidity with
which the offlce-huntera are chasing
positions can be had from the fact
that a Republican manager stated yea»
terday to a Globe reporter that at
least fifty men want to succeed Matt
Bantz as Jailer. "The easiest and best
way out of it," he said, "would be for
the council to keep Bantz, who, I un
derstand, is a very capable officer."
This is hardly likely, however, as Mr.
Doran has given It out cold that only
his friends can hold positions under
him.
W. H. Griffin Is yet to be provided
for. He may have to content himself
with accepting a place on the staff of
"fly bob?."
• • •
Tuesday, June 2, is the date set for th«
meeting of the state convention to elect dele
gates to the national Democratic convention
to be held at Chicago June 17. Ramsey county
will have eighty-seven delegates In the con
vention. This will undoubtedly be one of the
most Interesting state conventions ever held
by the Democrats In Minnesota. While there
seems no doubt at this time that the conven
tion will adopt a sound-money plank, the
free stiver advocates will make a strong show
ing. It has been said that Hennepln county
will send down a delegation that will be Rolid
for free coinage of silver; and they will en
deavor to have a financial plank of that char
acter incorporated in the platform. From the
Second, Sixth and Seventh districts many
silver men are sure to come, and the fight on
this question will be hotly waged, boih la
committee on platform and on the floor. The
Republican convention settled Its fight In tha
committee, when Jacobson. Baldwin and the
other silver men on the committee consented
to swallow the plank concerning finances that
Rev. Sam Smith had drawn up.
An attempt will be made to elect the na
tional commltteeman In th« convention ItMlf,
Instead of leaving It to the delegation to the
national convention, as heretofore has been
the custom. This will be but a continuation
of the fight made In the last state convention
to have the chairman elected by the dele
gates, instead of letting the state committee
name him. It is not known whether Michael
Doran will seek re-election as national cora
mitteeman. He has not declared his lntenUin
as yet. nor have his friends for him, any fur
ther than to say that he will probably be a
candidate for delegate at large. But there
are others.
In the Ramsey county delegation there will
be at least two candidates for delegate at
large, besides Mr. Doran, Frank W. If.
Cutcheon and Thomas J. McDermott. The
fcrmer has been, and the latter now Is, chair
man of the state central committee. H'jth
are young men and both are lawyers. Each
has a wide circle of friend"? in the state, and
if they both go Into the rare with Mr. Doran
the result will be hard to guess. It Is just
possible, however, that one will pull out be
fore the convention and leave the other a
free field to contest with Mr. Doran.
For district delegates from the Fourth dis
trict, Thomas D. O'Brien is about the only
man talked of thus far, from St. Paul. The
Second district delegates will come from eith
er "Washington or Dakota counties. It is not
unlikely that the choice lies between Judge
Netheway, of Stillwater, and Senator Schallcr,
of Hastings.
Harry Lamberton and John Ludwlg, of tha
First; Ben Vorels and John A. Johnson, of
the Second; O. M. Hall and Mort Toualey, of
the Third; Phil Winston, of the Fifth; ex-
Mayor D'Antremont and J. G. Brown, of Du
luth, in the Sixth, and W. F. Kelso, of the
Seventh, are among the Democrats named as
possibilities In the contest for delegates at
large. Most of them, however, will have to
be satisfied to go as district delegates. If they
care to go at all.
• • •
By this time next week all of the Repub
lican candidates, and the state at large, will
know whether the Republican convention to
nominate state officers will be held early or
late. If H is not held early in July, It can
not very well be held until September. Thia
is because of the desire of the farmers t«
participate, and during most of July and,
August they are busy taking care of their
crops.
Many of the papers friendly to William
E. Lee and the other candidates beside*
Clough have been accusing Chairman Tarn»
Bixby of scheming for a late convention, la
order to allow the governor, whose secre
tary he i 3, an opportunity to strengthen hla
lines In all directions. This Is denied by
Ta^s. who insists that Clough can be r«
nominated eaaily, bo matter when the co*»

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