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VOL. XIX.—NO. 138.
TttE ST. PftUL GLOBE.
SUYDAY, MAY 17, 1803.
"Weather for Today—Rain; Cooler.
ftlnny Killed by Texas Cyclone.
Depew7s Message Encircles the Enrtlt
Gtom to Be Chief of Police.
An Allcgrcd Forger Nabbed.
Memorial Stones for Veterans.
Turtle Lake Reds Going Bast.
Trouble Over the Schools.
A. Talk "With Armour.
AMg'elri Talks on Silver.
No Methodist Bishop* Chosen.
Morgan Talks for Cuba.
German Clergy Criticise Kaiser.
London's Arabian Romance.
A. P. A. Hum on MteKinley Removed.
Democratic County Conventions.
In the Realm of Labor.
Today in St. J'aul Churches.
The Week at the Theaters.
Uattle Flags of Minnesota.
Sews of Minneapolis.
Blantorville Wauls a Branch.
Grand Rapids Defeats St. Paul.
Minneapolis Wins From Detroit.
Milwaukee Leads Columbus.
The National League Race.
In the Bicycle World.
Close Race for Blues and Tigers.
Husband Searches for Elopers.
In St. i'ciiil Music Circles.
Yale Defeats Princeton.
Irish Alienate Home Rule Friends.
lliisiness Man's Announcement.
Hooks of (he Hour.
Beautiful St. Paul.
Business Man's Announcement.
Social Events of St. Paul.
Suburban Social News.
White Bear Yachting Season.
Tiie I'siradise Coal lioat.
Gowns of the Summer.
Kuvcl Slimmer Garters.
Ainoaj;- the Secret Orders,
liar Silver. <>7 7-.Ne.
Cash Wheat in Chicago, 01 1-Sc.
Onr "Whist Corner.
Rents and Realty.
Real Estate Advertisements.
Wants of the People.
The Globe's Summer Tours.
.Met—Ladies' Orchestra, 5.1."5.
Mozart—Midnight Flood, 8.15.
West Siae Park, llase Ball, 3.30.
MOVEMENTS OF STEAMSHIPS.
NEW YORK — Arrived: Nith, Hamburg.
Bailed: Ontario, London; British Queen, Ant
werp; Francisco, Hull.
VENICE —Arrived: Justin, New Orleans;
Picqua, New York.
BARCELONA—Arrived: Axmlnster, Char
HAVRE—Arrived: Dago, Baltimore.
SAN FRANCISCO—Arrived: Alameda, Hon
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.
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.
*&m- _ ___
Capt. Gen. Weyler wants corn. Some
of the men under him fight as though
they had too much corn already.
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
The Grand Rapids team played "yel
low' 1 ball yesterday, but it wasn't suffi
ciently saffron-hued to land St. Paul a
m — ■
It is getting more and more evident
every hour that the United States must
settle the Cuban question if it is ever
The sultan decides that he Mustapha
Bey in Washington. Meanwhile Ar
menians are insisting that they --/ant
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?
Renewed attention might be called
to the fact that nothing .uic ierds like
success. The Louisvi'le club has won
three straight games, and the attend
ance has jumped from 200 to 2,000.
THE SAINT PAUL GLOBED
OEfITH LIST LARGER
ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY" WERE
KILLED BY THE TEXAS CY
THE HEART OF THE STORM.
IT WAS AT SHERMAN, AND THE
SCENES THERE ARE TERRI
ADDITIONAL BODIES RECOVERED.
The Streams Are Sfow SiiltMidiiiff and
Giving Up Their Gliustly
Yield of Dead.
SHERMAN, Tex., May 16.—Today
the waters in tke 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 increases from deaths in
the hospitals and bodies found in the
tiding 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 trie
victims of the storm. The undertak
ing establishments are being taxed to
A word picture cannot appropriately
portray the terrible aspect oi 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 a'l 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 post.s several times. Stones
and bnckr, 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
ni^ht, and the munbei injured is much
larger, the dead ai.d wounded exceeding 200.
The loss of property Is over $250,000. Sher
man is taking good care of the wounded, but
niiaiy 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, j
which passed west of the town, passed j
through a section of the country which has
no telephone or telegraphic connection with
(he city. All the telephone communication |
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 I
fully known. Bodies have been decapitated,
limbs torn off. eyes gouged out, fingers and
toes cut off as clean as with a knife, hair
pullpd out, great slivers of wood sticking
through limbs, noses flattened in, skulls j
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 j
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
arr> devoured. The people are greatly excited.
They view the dark skies and threatening
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
At the same hour of the storm at Sherman i
a tornado swept over the northeastern por
tion of Grayson county, ten miles from Den- !
ison, and great damage was done. Only very I
meager details are at hand. The best infor- !
mation obtainable is to the effect that there !
were three storms traveling in the general di- j
rectlon, 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, j
some of them dangerously. From there the j
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,
ccld 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
gruesomencss of this weird woe was seen,
felt and endured as a man only feels some
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
i other from the southwest. When about the
j vicinity of Choctaw bridge, the two' sections
j 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.
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
storm along its path. Trees were blown down
and the path swept clear of all obstructions.
One of the freaks of the storm was at E.
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
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
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
Five People Killed in the Vicinity
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.
Storm in That Vicinity Was Severe
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
JOPLIN, Mo., May 16.—This place was vis
ited this 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.
So Rumor Says, but the Report Is
SUAKIN, May 16.—1t is rumored here that
the khalifa is dead. No confirmation of the
report is obtainable.
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 wa&k.
THE GREAT G. A. RECYCLE PARADE.
A SUGGESTION AS TO THE COSTUMES TO BE WORK
PRVEIiS Of TODAY
TEXT OF AN ADDRESS JBY DEPEW
AT THE ELECTRICAL EXPOSI
THE FABLES OF ANTIQUITY.
THEY ARE BIT THE COMMON
KNOWLEDGE OF MODERN
TUMBLING OF THE IDLE TORRENT.
It Has Been Made the Treasure of
Nations by the Geuins
NEW YORK, May 16.—Ohauncey M.
Dep^w was master of cenemonies at
the electrical exposition tonight when
two messages were sent by Prof. A. B.
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." a .
The messages went to-", ucasro, Los
Angeiles, San Francisco, ' =incouver,
Winnipeg, Montreal, Canso fus ton and
London. From London tie -message
was transmitted to Tokio .nd was re
ceived back in fifty minu< 1 -.
The second message .was £.om.Edward
D. Adams to Chauncey M. Depew, and
"Mighty Nfagara, nature's wonder,
serving man through the world's elec
tric circuit, proclaims to; all peoples
science triumphant and 4 benevolent
This message, over the wires of the
Western Union company, made a "cir
cuit between New.York afid Galveston
of 10,000 miles. It went by; way of Chi
cago, San Francisco, Los y^ngeles and
St. Louis. At Galveston it was handed
to the ■ Mexican Telegnajjijk company
and transmitted by way; of. Mexico,
San Juan, Nicaragua, St. 35kno, Ecua
dor, Chorilos, Peru, Valparaiso, Chili,
thence over the Audes ?aauntains to
Rio Janeiro, Pernambucov St. Vincent
to Lisbon. From Lisbon^ H went to
Penzance, England, returning over the
Western Union Atlantic cables to New
York. The total circuit tfaversed was
27,500 milesV practically Circling the
Western hemisphere, crosjjhig the At
lantic and touching Eurcfpe on its re
turn. Four minutes after the first
message "was sent out, it ,wa» repeated
from London after circling ' North
America. The first message was- sent
out at 8:34 and received at .9:24, requir
ing fifty minutes for transmission. JThe
second message was -serjjf- out at- 8:40
and received at 9:40; €hauncejr M.
Depew was introduced ?by Hamilton
Fish, speaker of the Nevf York assem
bly. He spoke as follpwf:
"The fables of antiquity are the faois of
today. The poetry,' genius and leanriag of
the ancient world ascribed to the Gods of
Olympus marvelous achievements in rapid
transit, the transmission of intelligence and
the 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 philosophfr who
over 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.rhaustless 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 the fabulous figures of $25,000,000,000
a year. In twenty years the use of the tele
phone has become such a necessity in our
daily 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. Wherever water flows, electrical
.power may be generated, which, transmitted
great distances, will create the mill, the fac
l 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 gives the farm the profitable market in
j a neighboring seat of population and in
dustry." _ _
Fire Chief Killed.
CHICAGO, May 16.—I^adore Smith, for thir- .
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- j
tact with a live electric light wire.
TROOPS CALLED FOR.
Indiana and Whites at Odd* in Mon
WASHINGTON, May 16.—Trouble between i
the Indians on the Tongue river reservation !
in Montana and the white settlers in the |
neighborhood Is not Improbable, and troops j
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 surh that Capt. W.
H. Stouch, the anting 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 j
of war for action. Tbe 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- j
Ing Secretary of the Interior Sims asks that j
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- i
era Cheyenne reservation, some being trans
mitted through congressmen, of Indiana 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
Reform Committee Member* Mnst
Leave the Transvaal.
CAPE TOWN, May 16.—The Transvaal ex- j
eeutive has confirmed the sentence of ban- I
ishment for three years of the members of ;
the reform committee. F. L. Gray, one of j
the prisoners, becoming insane, recently suc
ceeded in committing suicide by cutting hid
'"" * STAR BOARDER SHOT.
Landlady Did Not Want Him to
Leave the HouHe.
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 ha
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
down the door. The woman had put away
her revolver, and when the officer and the
mattress came into the room she surrendered.
She said there was no reason tor Todd, except
her quick temper.
Mlsa 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, the daughter of Senator ana
Mrs. Stewart, of Nevada, to Francis Llth
grew Pay«on, of New York. There was a
large company present, Including the ifritisn
ambassador and Lady Pauncctote.
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PRICE FIVE CENTS.
NOBODY BUT GOSS
Rt MOH CONFIRMS THE EXPECTKO
IX THE MITTKH OF DORAM99
WEST SIDER TO BE THE CHIEF.
GOSSir ABOIT THE I'Kitii \ Ml.lj
UKLEUATES TO THE CHICAGO
SOME ABOUT STATE POMTUS.
Dnte for the Repnbllc-an (onvtiilloq
to lie Selected Tlilh Week—Other
Messrs. ttean. Irish. Libbey and the
twelve or fifteen other patriotic eltixens
who have let Mayor-elect Doran under
stand that they would be willing to
accept the offlce of chief of police can
now set their mind* at rest and quit
worrying. After a conference held in
the private office of Sheriff Chaj
Friday the information was quietly
given out that the new chief will be
t the Sixth ward.
Mr. Goss is at prese it a deputy sh^r.
iff, and ha? been ever since Ch
Chapel has been Bheriff. He was for
; merly a railway conductor, and is at
present Secretary of Divit ion >.'■>. 40,
Order of Railway Conductors. He is
also prominent In other secret bo tieties,
and enjoys a wide acquaintance In St.
Paul Hi Is yet on th<' sunny side of
middle life, Is married and Uvea at
Cl'4 Ohio street.
Capt. Phil Schweitzer, at present in
charge of the central station, will suc
ceed John O'Connor as chief of de
tectives. He will be placed in this
position because Mr. Doran and his
advisers realize that on the detective
force must rest the main part of the
work of looking after the thieves who
will naturally drift to St. Paul dur-
Inp the encampment Therefore, they
reason, it Is absolute!] iry t>>
have an experienced oflicer at the head
of the detective force.
Sergt. Ernest !'. erner, 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
ins for the position of license Inspector.
!!• does not feel very sure of f, r<-ttin^
it, however. The latest Intimation i*
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 I"?
made superintendent of the workhous •.
in place of John Fitzgerald, the |
An indication of the avidity with
which the office-hunters are chasing
positions can be had from the (aot
that a Republican manager stated yes.
! terday to a Globe reporter tl.
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 Hantz, 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
W. Hi Griffin is yet to be provided
for. He may have to content himself
with accepting a place on the staff of
* * •
Tuesday, Juno 2. is thp date set for the
meeting of the state convention to eleel dele
gate* to the national Democratic convention
to be held at <"hkago June 17. Ramsey county
wil! have eighty-seven delegates in the con
vention. This will undoubtedly be one of the
most Interesting stato convention! ever h>-ld
by the Democrats In Minnesota. While there
»eems no doubt at this time that the conven
tion will adopt a sound-money plank, the
free silver advocate* w;ll mak" a strong show
ing. It has been said that Ihnnepln ■
will send down a delegation that will be solid
foi free coinage of silver; and they will en
deavor to have a finamlal plank of that char
acter incorporated in the platform. From ''in
Second, Sixth and Seventh districts many
silver men are sure to come, and the fight on
this question will be hotly waged, both ia
committee on platform and on the floor. The
! Republican convention settled Its fight in the
I committee, when Jacobson. Baldwin and tho
other silver men on the committee con !
to swallow the plank concerning finances tliat
Rev. Sam Smith had drawn up.
An attempt will be made to elect the na
tional oommitteeman In th« convention Itself,
Instead of leaving it to the delegation to the
national convention, a-s heretofore has !>. en
the custom. This will be but a continuation
; of the fight mad* In the last state convention
: to have the chairman elected by the
i gates, instead of letting the state committee
, name him. It is not known whether ft
i Doran will seek re-election as national com
njitteeman. He ha« not declared Ma Inl
as yet. nor have his friends for him, any fur
i ther than to say that he will probably be a
candidate for delegate at large. Dut there
; are others.
In the Ramsey county delegation there will
1 be at least two candidates for delega'f- at
: large, besides Mr. Doran, Frank W. M.
' Cutcheon and Thomas J. McDermott. The
fcrmer has been, and the latter now Is, chair
man of the state central ■ Both
are young men and both are lawyer*,
has a wide circle of friends in the stat'- I
if they both go into the nu-r with Mr. I);jran
the result will be hard to guess. It i■
' possible, however, that one will pull out bo
j 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
j 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 Schalkr,
Harry Lamberton and John Ludwig. of thn
First; Ben Vorels and John A. Johnson, of
the Second; O. M. Hall and Mort Tousley. ot
the Third; Phil Winston, of the Fifth; ex-
Mayor D'Antremont and J. G. Brown, of Dv
: luth. In the Sixth, and W. F. Kelso, of the
i 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
1 care to go at all.
• • •
' By this time next week ail of the Repub
! lican candidates, and the state at large, will
I ! know whether the Republican convention to
, I nominate state officers will be held early or
, I late. If it 1b not held early in July, it can
not very well be held until September. This
is because of the desire of the farmers ta
i participate, and during most of July and
August they are busy taking ear© of their
Many of the papers friendly to William
! E. Lee and the other candidates besides
! Clough have been accusing Chairman Tarns
Blxby of scheming for a late convention. In
' j order to allow the governor, whose secro-
I tary he Is, an opportunity to strengthen his
1 j lines In all directions. This is denied by
1 j Tarns, who insists that Clough can be r»-
I nominated easily, bo matter when the coflr