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VOL. XIX.—NO. 155.
THE ST. PflrUL GLOBE.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3, 1890.
IVeather for Today—Fair; Cooler.
Senate Pasaen Anti-Bond Bill.
Son Snoots His Father Dead.
Silver Democrats In the Lead.
Maine Republican Convention.
Populist Gains In Oregon.
Mayor Doran I« Sworn In.
Complete Change at City Hall.
YesterdayJs Doings of tlie Council.
Democrats fop Sound Money.
Stlllwell Change* His Mind. ,
Reform Press Association.
Cuban Insurgents Will Conquer.
Many June Weddings.
Harbor Bill Paaaed Over Veto.
St. Paul Defeated at Columbus.
Indianapolis Beuis Minneapolis.
Results of Oth«r Contests.
Railway Men on a Junltet.
Minnesota Crop Conditions.
Bar Silver, 68 I-•!<■.
Cash Wheat in Chicago, 55 7-Bc.
Stocks Weak and Dull.
The N. P. Clarke Tax Case.
Wants of the People.
Preparations for the G. A R.
That Eighth Ward School.
fClttsondale—Football, 7 P. M.
High School—School Hoard, 4.
Baldwin Scli'l—Commencement, 2.30.
Woodward Aye—United Church, 10.
Kittson House— Woman's G.A.R.,2.30
MOVEMENTS OF STEAMSHIPS.
GLASGOW — Arrived: Norwegian, New
MARSEILLES—Arrived: Patria, New
William J. Bryan is talking again.
His hat isn't far away.
Every twenty-four hours we get a
new invoice of June weddings.
The bicycle spins about and the rub
ber company declares dividends month
The St. Paul team continues its activ
ity in winning the pennant for some
The St. Paul Democrats are row out
eide the breastworks, and feeling quite
well, thank you.
The Dispatch put Mayor Doran's
message on a page headed "Wheel
Talk." Comment is unnecessary.
The North Dakota editor, who was
sued for libel for publishing a bad
cartoon, perhaps got his just deserts.
The caput of the St. Paul Democrat
Bits squarely on his shoulders. He de
clares for a dollar woiih one hundred
The city hall looked like a flower
garden yesterday. Even the desk of
Ezra Ezekiel McCrea blossomed like
It is hoped that Thomas H. Tongue,
just elected congressman from Oregon,
hasn't his talking apparatus loose at
The Alaska delegates who are turned
down by the Republican national con
vention can even up matters by set
tling in Oklahoma.
Ex-Gov. Pennoyer must be made of
cork. He keeps bobbing up. He has
been electpd mayor of Portland by
over 2,000 majority.
Senator Nelson may be said to be a
leading cold-waterite. He wants a
great waterway between the Great
Lakes and New York harbor.
Yesterday may be said to have been
a great day for the Dorans —both Mich
eel and Frank B. having secured what
they were looking for in the plum line.
The house has passed the river and
harbor bill over the president's veto.
The president, however, did his duty
and will get the credit for it from the
The first cyclone that ever visited
Colorado occurred the first day of June.
It was a picnic for the correspondents.
One of them said chickens were picked
clean of their feathers.
Our Republican friends are shouting
over an alleged victory in Oregon. The
ticket elected in Oregon declared for
free silver, and is really a Populist vic
tory under a Republican banner.
Mayor Swift, of Chicago, Isn't as
popular as he used to be in Chicago.
Here Is the inelegant but expressive
sign one man has just put out: "Hur
rah for Mayor Swift! Nitl Nit!"
Willis L. Moore, chief of the weather
bureau, resents the charge that he was
responsible for the St. Louis cyclone.
He might sue for libel that portion of
the population of St. Louis which isn't
in the graveyard.
An enthusiastic Republican said in
the Maine convention yesterday that
the Republicans were going into power
for twenty-four years. So they are
going to establish a sort of monarchy.
Just as they get ready to do this, how
ever, the people will step in and pre
Mr. W. D. Denegre, the young candi
date for the senate from Louisiana,
can console himself for the loss of elec
tion by learning that the New Orleans
Times-Democrat says of him that "he
has in amplest measure the beauty of
promise—tnat which sets the bud
above the full-blown rose." So does
the riotous South continue to mix po
etry and politics. Fancy our calling
the Hon. Michael Doran, for instance,
THE SAINT PAUL GXOBE.
I lIiMkirCATA \
!GOD HELP THE LflflD'
SO SAID SENATOR HILL AFTER THE
BITLER 811/ Ii HAD
PARTY LINES OBLITERATED.
THE POPULISTIO MEASURE OP
POSED AND FAVORED FROM
BOTH MINNESOTA MEN AGAINST IT.
Nelson and Davis Voted to Defeat
the Attack on the Country's
WASHINGTON, Juno 2.—At 7 o'clock to
night the long struggle in the senate over
the bill to prohibit the Issue of bonds came
to an end, and the bill was passed by a
vote of 32 to 25. The bill, as passed, covers
only three lines, as follows:
"Be It enacted that the Issuance of Interest
bearing bonds of the United States, for any
purpose whatever, without further authority
of congress, is hereby prohibited."
The voting did not begin until 6:30 p. m.,
at which time the chamber was dimly light
ed and the galleries almost empty. Various
amendments were first voted down, all being
defeated. One by Mr. Aldrich (R. I.) gave
the executive power to issue bonds in certain
emergencies. Another by Mr. Aldrich pro
vided that the act should not impair the
obligation to pay in coin. Mr. Hill's amend
ment that treasury notes be retired when re
deemed was tabled—43 to 12. Mr. Quay's
amendment for the substitution of coin notes
for treasury notes was defeated without a
yea and nay vote. The last preliminary vote
was on Hill's motion to postpone the subject
until next December, which was defeated.
Then came the final vote.
The debate on the bond bill lasted through
out the day. Mr. Cannon (Utah) made a
spirited reply to the criticism of the five Re
publican senators, Including himself, who vot
ed against the Dingley tariff bill, and de
clared that the measure was a legislative
monstrosity. Mr. Cannon asserted that the
intermountain states took Henry M. Teller as
a leader, rather than the senator from Ohio
(Sherman). Mr. Allison expressed his strong
belief that the United States could not enter
alone upon the coinage of silver at 16 to 1.
Mr. Chandler appealed to the senators on
the other side of the chamber to Join in a
patriotic measure to sustain the country's
honor. Mr. Chandler also paid a tribute to
the personal integrity of President Cleveland
and Secretary Carlisle. Mr Teller spoke In
favor of making Bllver the first and para
mount question. Mr. Burrows declared that
It would have been better had the country
gone down In the storm of war than that a
measure taking away the last prop to its
credit should pass. Mr. Palmer (111.) also op
posed the bill.
Before the bond bill was taken up, Mr. Mor-~
rill (Vt.), chairman of the finance committee,
spoke on tariff and finance. Mr. Vest gave
notice that he would move tomorrow to take
up the river and harbor bill veto.
Before continuing the bond debate Mr. But
ler eought to have S o'clock fixed for the
vote on the bill, but Mr. Teller objected on
the ground that the present agreement for a
vote before adjournment was ample. Mr.
Allison (Rep., Io.) spoke briefly. He said
it was well known that the bill should not
become a law. It was agreed, he said, that
the borrowing of money for the government
was solely a legislative power, except as the
statutes conferred that power on the execu
tive branch. Under the circumstances the
adoption of the Brown resolution would be
a repeal of the only law allowing the execu
tive to borrow money on bonds. *
Mr. Chandler deprecated the spirit and man
ner, of the author of the bill (Butler), who
had made threats and had talked of revolu
tion and bloodshed. Mr. Butler rose to dis
claim such utterances. Mr. Chandler insist
ed that the senator's language had conveyed
indirect threats, and had tended to revolution
and bloodshed. Mr. Chandler held up a news
paper, which he said was the Caucasion
published by Mr. Butler in North Carolina',
and which contained extreme'-and violent at
tacks on Senators Hill and Sherman and
others with whom Mr. Butler was in dally
Mr. Pettigrew (Rep., S. D.) rose to chal
lenge a published statement that, although
an advocate of free silver, he had agreed to
support "McKlnley and sound money" in or
der to become a delegate to the national con
vention. Mr. Pettigrew declared that the re
port was false. The South Dakota convention
had referred the financial question to the
national convention, and no Issue or vote was
taken on silver. Mr. Pettigrew declared that
there was no office which could lead him to
sacrifice his convictions on finance,
Mr. Teller pointed out that the pending bill
had no connection with, the free coinage of
silver. He denied also the right of Mr. Chan
dler to speak for the Republican party in
favoring a continuance of bond Issues. The
American people, he believed, were not in
favor of increasing the jpublio debt in time
"Before I would vote for a bill carrying such
dishonor," exclaimed Mr. Burrows, "I had
rather a thousand times that the country had
gone down In the awful storm of war I will
never raise my hand to remove the last prop
that sustains the credit of my country ■• (Ad
plause). v v
Mr. Palmer (111.) urged that the bill sought
to accomplish free silver at the cost of the
credit of the country.
When the voting began, at 6 o'clock, the
presiding officer, Mr. Faulkner, directed the
reading of an amendment of Mr. Aldrich in
troduced early in the day, allowing bond is
sues In an emergency to sustain public credit
Mr. Allen moved to table the amendment'
It was a test of the two opposing elements.
?h , ?. en? ment Was tabled-yeas 32, nays 25
--the lndlvjdual vote being Identical with that on
the final passage.
J£ A!? r! Ch °ff€red another amendment pro
viding that nothing In the act shall be con-
Tttl S InT r th 6 °bHeatlon Of t^e Unned
Itates LlfW 1 C°ln outst*nding United
States legal tender notes and the treasury
notes, nor to restrict the authority of the
secretary of the treasury to secure coin for
their redemption. Mr. Mills (Tex.) moved to
table the amendment, which motion prevliled
yeas 31, nays 25-the vote being the same as
before, except that Mr. P rltc h ard ITZ
An amendment by Mr. Hill that United
States notes when once redeemed shail not
be reissued, was tabled on motion of Mr
Mills, yeas 43; nays, 12. The negative ™te
was cast by Senators Lodge, Platt, Quay
Wetmore, four Republicans; and Brice'
Caffery, Faulkner", Hill, Mitchell, of Wiscon
sin, Palmer, Smith and Vllas, eight Demo
An amendment by Mr. Quay, of Pennsyl
vania, for the redemption and cancellation
of treasury notes and for the issue therefor
of notes payable in gold and receivable for
all debts public and private, was laid on the
table without division. Mr. Hill moved to
postpone the further consideration of the
bill until December next. Defeated, yeas 24;
nays, 32. This closed the way for the final
vote on which the bill was passed, yeas, 32;
nays 25, as follows:
Yeas—Republicans—Brown, Cannon, Du
bols, Hansbrough, Mitchell (Ore.), Pettigrew,
Pritchard, Teller, Warren, Wolcott, 10; Dem
ocrats—Bacon, Bate, Berry, Chilton, DanieJ,
George, Harris, Jones (ArkJ, Mills, Morgan]
Pasco, Pugh, Tlllman, Turple, Vest, Walth
all, White, 17. Populists—Allen, Butler,
Jones, (Nev.), Peer, Stewart. Total 32.
Nays-Republicans—Aldrich, Allison, Bur-
WEDNESDAY MORNUVfr, JCNE 3 t 1896.
rows, Chandler, Cullom, Davis, Gallinger,
Hale, Hawley, Lodge, Mcßride, Nelson,
Platt, Quay, Wetmore, Wilson, 16. Demo
crats —Brice, Caffery, Faulkner, Hill, Lind
say, Mitchell (Wis.), Palmer, Smith, Vllas,
9. Total 25.
The filled cheese bill was taken up and
made the unfinished business. At 7 o'clock
Mr. Hill moved to adjourn and as the mo
tion was carried, Mr. Hill exclaimed: "And
may God save the country."
Project to Promote It Hai Taken
WASHINGTON, June 2.—The project for a
Pan-American congress, which Secretary 01
--ney and Representative Smith, of Michigan,
are endeavoring to promote, was given a def
inite form today In a resolution introduced
in the house by Mr. Smith. The resolution
authorizes the president, whenever in his
judgment it may be opportune, to request
the governments of the republics of Mexi
co, Brazil, Central and South America, Hayti
and San Domingo to jo!n the United States
in a conference, to be held In Washington,
for the purpose of considering and recom
mending to each of the governments such
measures as will provide for arbitration of
all disputes, between any of the governments,
and measures to Improve a.nd extend their
business and commercial relations and pro
mote and insure the security of the people of
each of the countries. An .appropriation of
$30,000 is proposed. Owing to the course of
Mr. Kern, of Nebraska, In objecting to unan
imous consent for business, there is not much
probability, Mr. Smith fears, that the resolu
tion can be passed during this session of
congress, although it meets with fdvor from
all the members of the house committee on
Filed With the Postofflce Depart
ment by Col. Kiefer.
i Special to the Globe.
WASHINGTON, June 2.—Congressman
; Kiefer today received from St. Paul a numer
ously signed petition in favor of the appoint
ment of ex-City Treasurer John Wagener
! for the St. Paul postoffice. The communica
j tion, which contains the names of the Ju
| nlor Pioneers' association, of St. Paul, was
filed by Col. Kiefer at the postofflce depart
ment this afternoon. Col. Kiefer also called
today at the supervising architect's office in
regard to the desired improvements on the
old postoffice building at St. Paul. It is in
tended to have the steps and approaches to
the building remodeled before the G. A. R.
encampment. Col. Kiefer presented the case
to the treasury officials, and secured their
promise that the work will be done. Col.
Kiefer has called upon the custodian of the
building for an exact statement of what work
They Are Being: Repaired at Wash
WASHINGTON, June 2.—lt is rumored
among Minnesota politicians that Editor
French, of Monticello, is here on a political
mission. He has been In the capital for sev
eral days and has had numerous conferences
with the Minnesota members and represent
atives, especially Nelson and Towne. It is
claimed that he Is representing the Clough
people here and the real purpose of his visit
is to prevent any friction between the Clough
faction and Towne in the Sixth district.
Bnt Will Allow the General De
ficiency Bill to Become Liny.
WASHINGTON, June 2.—The indications
are that the general deficiency appropriation
bill will not receive the president's signa
ture, owing principally to objections to the
Hems appropriating a million^ and a half
dollars for the payment of French spoliation
and Bowman act claims. It Is probable,
however, that the bill will not be vetoed,
but will be permitted to become a law with
Deficiency Bill Agreement
WASHINGTON, June 2.—After working the
gi eater part of the day Sunday and well
through the night last night, the conference
on the general deficiency bill concluded their
labors and were able to report an agreement
early today on all but 26 of the 233 amend
ments made by the senate to the bill. The
house conceded a large number of the amend
ments on which an agreement was announced.
CONGRESSMEN IN DOUBT.
The State of Oregon Very Close, In
PORTLAND, Or., June 2.—Returns from the
interior today show large Republican gains
in nearly every county In the state. The Re
publicans have elected Bean supreme judge
by from 5,000 to 10,000. The two congressmen i
ar? In doubt, the contest being between the
Republican: and Populist nominees in both
districts. The First district gives Tongue
(Rep.) 7,664, Vanderburg (Pop.) 7,645; Meyers
(Dem.) 3,264. The vote In the Second district
gives Ellis (Rep.) 1,929, Quinn (Pop.) 1,820,
Northrup (Ind.) 857, Bennett (Dem.) 1,606.
The legislature will be close, but at the pres
ent time the indications favor the Republi
cans. The Democrats and Republicans fused
in several counties, and It is possible that
tho Democrats and Populists together will
have a majority In the house. The senate is
Republican by at least five majority.
Gorman "Will Not Be Among the Dol
BALTIMORE, June 2.—The slate for the
state Democratic convention, which will meet
here June 10, has practically been made up.
The following will be named as delegates at
large: John E. Hurst, of Baltimore, late
Democratic candidate for governor; John Gill
and Edwin Warfleld, of Baltimore, and James
Alfred Pearce, of Kent county. ' Senator Gor
man will not go to Chicago as a delegate, nor
will he seek re-election as a member of the
national committee. The state platform will
contain as strong a gold standard plank as
can be devised and will Indorse the Cleveland
It Will Be Tried on Indiana Free
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., June 2.—The state
league of gold standard committees have or
ganized with Mayor Taggart as president and
Pierre Gray as secretary. A formidable ex
ecutive committee has also been appointed. A
vigorous campaign that Includes the entire
Btate is mapped out. The leaders of the
movement say that Information from all
parts of Indiana indicate that the most prom
inent Democrats are not In sympathy with
the free silver movement. These representa
tive Democrats in every district will be urged
to come to the state convention whether they
aro made delegates or not. The committee
believes that the presence of representative
Democrats from every county, pleading
against the adoption of a free silver platform,
will have some influence on the delegates!
Members of the committee say that they be
lieve It was fortunate that the two wings of
the party in this state did not enter into the
contest a good while ago.
They Hold a Conference at Colum
COLUMBUS, 0., June 2.—A state confer
ence of free silver men is to be held here
tomorrow. The indications are for a small
attendance. Henry T. Niles, of Toledo, com
mltteeman of the American Bimetallic league,
arrived tonlghit He says the purpose of the
conference is to elect delegates to a conven
tion to be held in St. Loula in July. The
plan is to nominate an independent presi
dential ticket at that convention in event
the Democratic national convention fails to
declare for free silver.
GASOLINE, TROLLEY CAR, CYCLONE AND SCo*.CHER IN A RACE TO SEE WHICH SHALL KILL OFF THE
SiIiVER I]l THE LEAD
THE} GOLD ST.WDAIin MEN WILL
UK IN A MINORITY AT CHI.
TABLE SHOWING PROSPECTS.
THE VOTE WILL. STAND GOLD 381,
SILVER 4H7, AND DOUBT
CHAIRMAN HARRITY IN CHICAGO.
W. J. Bryan Snya the Two-Thirds
Rule Will Be Put on the
CHICAGO, Jun« 2.— The two-thirds rule,
heretofore governing nominations, will be
abolished by the Bllver majority in the Dem
ocratic national convention. This is the
positive prediction of W. J. Bryan, the
choice of Nebraska silver Democrats for
president. Mr. Bryan himself favors the
abolition of the time-honored rule, and he
says that there is no question of its being
wiped out. He bases his prediction on the
assumption that the silver men will control
the convention. As a matter of fact, what
I is assumed by the Nebraska leader on this
point is practically | Emitted by the gold
Chairman Harrity and his colleagues of
the subcommittee of the Democratic national
committee—all gold men—came to town yes
terday morning. In.Jth* afternoon they pre
pared an estimate of?how the. convention will
stand on the money question. They gave
the silver men 427 delegates, the gold men
387, and put 92 in the' doubtful col
umn. Messrs. Harrity, Sherley and Wal
lace were the commitieemen present during
"The two-thirds rule ought to be abolished
and it will be abolished," said Mr. Bryan
while waiting in the Unity building for an
interview with Gav.^A|tgeld. "A few weeks
ago I could not have talked so positively on
this point for the reason that the certainty
of our controlling the national convention
had not materialized. Now, however, as the
struggle for keeping us from having a ma
jority of the delegates has been given up
by the gold men, I can speak more con
fidently." There is no doubt in the world
that the silver delegates will have sense
enough to abolish the rule. What is more,
many of the gold delegates, I think, will
join them in smashing it. The rule will
be killed by Ignoring it. Every convention
adopts its own rules you know, and the two
thirds rule has always been reported and
adopted. This time it will not be reported.
Of course the gold men bring it up as an
amendment to the report on rules, but I
hardly think they will."
As to presidential candidates Br. Bryan
said: "Well, bur chief consideration now is
to safeguard our principles, to see to it that
the right kind of a platform is adopted rather
than to tie ourselves- upon the candidate ques
tion. I may say to you that some of the can
didates prominently mentioned are not as
sound on the silver, question as they might
"Have we hopes of winning? Yes, sir, pos
itively we have. The Republicans may strad
dle at St. Louis, aa.it ia said they will, but
a straddle will not deceive the silver Republi
cans who are sound on the money ques
Chairman Harrity and six other members
oi the committee of.-the Democratic national
committee met at t)*a Auditorium. The great
er part of the- afternoon was spent in the
consideration of a '.Ttfhcheon, served in one
of the club rooms of the hotel, at which
there Were present, besides the members of
the subcommittee, National Committeemen
Castle, of.Nebraska, and Richardson, of lowa,
apostles of gold In the realms of silver, and
A A. Goodrich ans R. E. Spangler, honest
money Democrats, of John P. Hop
kins got there in time to drink one of the
The remark was jocularly made that the
occasion of seven geld Democrats making
preparations for a free silver convention was
a good one to celebrate with a feast, to which
Mr. Harrity made'reply .that the gold men
had at least five weeks longer to be merry.
There was a great "deal of interest attached
to this gathering of the subcommittee. Some
figuring was done during the day, which
shows that the hopes of the gold men are
THE GREAT RACE OF 18981
strung on slender threads. The table ma.de in
the committee room .was as follows:
Gold. Silver. Doubt.
California .. 18
Colorado .. 8
Connecticut 12 .. ..
Delaware 6 ..
Florida .. 8
Louisiana. , • •• 16
Maine * 13
Massachusetts :...30 ..
Minnesota 18 • •
Mississippi '.. 1*
Montana » ••
Nebraska •• 16
New Hampshire »
New Jersey 20
New York 72 ..
North Carolina ZZ
North Dakota « •;
Ohio 23 23
Pennsylvania 64 ••
Rhode Island 8 •.
South Carolina • ls
South Dakota 8 ••
Texas • 80
Vermont » ••
Virginia | «
West Virginia 6 6
Wisconsin ** •:
Wyoming ; ?
Alaska 2 "
District of Columbia
Indian Territory _•• - 'j_
Total 381 467 58
A Sound Money, Protection Platf»rm
BANGOR, Me., June 2.—The Maine Repub
lican convention met in this city today. In
calling the delegates to order, Joseph H. Man
ley, chairman of the state committee, named
for' temporary chairman Harold M. Bewail,
whom President Cleveland, in his first term,
appointed as United States consul at Samoa,
but who subsequently became identified with
the Republican party. In the course of a
long address, on taking the gavel, the chair
man paid an elaborate tribute to Reed, which
was vigorously applauded.
When the routine business of the convention
had been concluded, and Gov. Cleaves had ad
dressed the convention upon state and national
issues, Judge Savage, of Auburn, presented
the name of Hon. Llewllyn Powers, of Houl
ton, as a candidate for governor. It was
quickly seconded by Col. Fred M. Dow, of
Portland, and by Bertram L. Smith, of Patten.
The nomination was then made by acclama
tion, great enthusiasm being manifested. The
nominee addressed the convention at length,
making complimentary allusions to the record
of the Maine delegation in congress and ex
pressing confidence In the success of Mr.
Reed at St. Louis.
The resolutions adopted advocate the policy
of protection "taught by Lincoln, illustrated
by the signal prosperity of the country for
thirty years, and rounded by the reciprocity
of Blalne — a policy adapted to the business of
the country and, adjusted, from time to time,
te changed conditions."
The financial plank Is as follows: "We are
opposed to the free and unlimited coinage of
silver, except by International agreement, and
until such agreement can be obtained we be
lieve that the present gold standard should be
The platform closes with a declaration of
loyalty to Thomas B. Reed; thanks to the
Maine members in congress and a pledge of
hearty support to the candidate for governor.
After the passage of these resolutions the con
BRADLEY DRAWS OUT.
Defeat of the Free Silver Movement
Is His First Desire.
LOUISVILLE, Ky., June 2.—The Commer
cial contains an Interview with Gov. Bradley
which is his official withdrawal as a presi
dential candidate. He announced today to
his friends that his name would not be pre
sented to the St. Louis convention, although
the Kentucky delegation at large and some
district delegates are instructed for him. Gov.
Bradley looks on the growth of free silver
among the Southern and Western Democrats
with alarm, as threatening the interests of
the country. He urges the Republicans to
meet the issue squarely, and closes his inter
"The nominee at St. Louis should have the
undivided support of the party, for the com
mercial interest of the republic Is in as
much danger as in 1861. Personal preferences
should be laid aside and petty animosities
forgotten, and patriotic Democrats who stand
for the national advancement and prosperity
of the nation should be appe»'«d to assist
ffRICE TWO CENTS—] V T^}»
In the defe*ut of those who would lower the
standard of our money, and thereby neces
sarily strain the nation's honor. Kentucky
Republicans won a signal triumph last fall
on a ringing declaration for sound money.
They should stand by their guns, forgetting
all internecine strife, and march shoulder
to shoulder to a grand victory in November."
GOOD HUMOR PREVAILS.
There Will Be No l-'Ulu In the Ken
LEXINGTON, Ky.,June 2.—There Is a large
attendance here for the Democratic state con
vention tomorrow. The gold standard men
counsel conservative action in the Interest
of the party, and the silver men «re dis
posed to be liberal. Good feeling prevails.
The silver men are in such control that there
are not the usual contests for control of the
convention or the state committee. Sen
ator Blackburn has been receiving ovations
all day. The silver and gold men both held
caucuses. At the silver caucus Congressman
Goodnight was selected for temporary chair
man, and tonight the action was confirmed
by the state central committee. .
Outside of the financial plank, which is a
most emphatic declaration for the free and
unlimited coinage of gold and stiver at the
ratio of 16 to 1 without regard to the action
of any foreign nation, the platform on na
tional Issues, as agreed upon tonight by the
silver conference for presentation to the
committee and convention tomorrow, does not
differ from the one on which Hardln ran for
governor last year.
The platform differs from former ones In
the severest denouncing of so-called "sound
money" Democrats, who did not at the last
session of the legislature support the regu
lar nominee of the Democratic caucus for
United States senator. Another resolution in
structs Kentucky delegates at large to sup
port Blackburn for president in the event of
his name being presented to the Chicago
convention, and commends him to the Dem
ocracy of the country for the next national
standard bearer. Carlisle's name Is not men
tioned in the resolutions, that are sure of
adoption tomorrow, and no reference is made
to him except indirectly. Every possible ef
fort has been made to agree upon state mat
ters as well as upon resolutions, so as to
have an exceptional harmonious convention,
but there are more than four free silver men*
wanting to become delegates at large. Sen
ator Blackburn and Gen. Hardln will be cho
sen without opposition, but balloting Is ex
pected for the other two delegates at large,
and for alternates at large. Among those
mentioned for delegates at large are most of
the silver Democratic congressmen, W. T.
Ellis, John S. Rhea, Evan Settles, Ollie James
and Judge Robinson.
Still Indebted BM.OOO to the Demo,
CHICAGO, June 2.—Fourteen thousand dol
lars of the amount guaranteed by the citizens
of Chicago to the Democratic national com
mittee for the purpose of meeting the ex
penses of the convention remains to be paid.
Ir was expected that the balance of $15,000
would be turned over to the subcommittee
of the national committee during its present
sef-sion. Today Treasurer Donnersberger, of
the local committee, met the members of the
national subcommittee and gave them a
check for $1,000. The subcommittee of the
national committee will have another meeting
June 13, and it is promised that the balance
of the cash will then be on hand. The sub
committee expected that 15,000 seats would
be provided for in the plans, exclusive of the
sects for delegates and alternates. It turns
out that the plans of the Coliseum people
provide for a total of 15,000 seats. If this ar
rangement stands, the allotment of seats to
be given Chicago will be lessened considera
bly, the original agreement being that the
city should not receive more than 10 per cent
of the total seats provided for spectators.
Attendance at the Detroit Conven
tion Very Small.
DETROIT, June 2.—The movement for
"taking the tariff out of politics" was inau
gurated this afternoon in spite of a dis
appointingly small attendance at the national
commercial tariff convention. Fifty dele
gates, representing thirteen states, were pres
ent. J. H. Brigham, of Delta, 0., grand
master of the national grange, was named as
temporary chairman. A committee on cre
dentials was appointed, and certified that all
delegates who had registered were entitled to
seats. The convention adjourned to tomorrow
morning after appointment of committees,
which were directed to prepare resolutions
to lay before the convention upon their re
The main object of the movement is the
eventual establishment of a non-partisan tar
iff commission, which shall pass upon the
details of all tariff schedules and report upon
the same to congress.
WHO AHZ THE
fili Mil lite
Of St. Paul? Se* P»ge 8.
SHOT BY HIS SOJI
J. A. BAKER, A PROMINENT NORTH
DAKOTA RANCHER, THE
RESULT OF FAMILY ROW,
THE BOY WOILD SOT STAND Bf
AND SEE HIS MOTHER
SYMPATHY WITH THE ASSASSI?
Sentiment of the Neighborhood Ku«
yon a Mklk I'nnisiimrnt for the
Special to the Globe.
MINOT, N. D., June 2.-J. A. Baker, a
prominent* rancher of this county, and ex
county commissioner, was shot and Instantly
killed by his seventeen-year-old son William
this afternoon shortly after the dinner hour.
Mr. Baker's ranch Is twenty miles north of
this city, and Is situated In the famous Mouse
River valley. He Is said to have been of an
ugly disposition, and, after brooding over
some petty trouble between himself and hla
wife, undertook to give the boy a sound
thrashing for taking his mother's part. After
administering the thrashing to his son he
turned on his wife. Intending to give her a
whipping also, but was .shot by the son, who
could not bear the thought of seeing his
mother abused by the irate husband. Baker
dropped to the floor mortally wounded, but
attempted to regain his feet, 'when young
Baker placed the muzzle of hla Winchester
against the old man's head and finished th«
Job. The boy came to this city and gave
himself up to the sheriff, who Immediately
locked him up in the county Jail. Coroner
Mansfield, summoned to Baker'a ranch to hold
an inquest over the remains, permitted the
murderer to return home to look after the
stock, as hla mother was alone and unable
to work. The sympathy of the people hero
Is with young Baker and his mother, and
hopes are entertained that he will receive but
a light sentence.
JUDGE STEARNS DEAD.
Prominent Figure Removed From
Special to the Globe.
DULUTH. Minn., June 2.—Word was re
ceived in Duluth today of the death at Pacific
Eeach, Cal., of Judge O. P. Steams. Hia
death was not unexpected, as he broke down
under the strain of his duties on the bench
and business cares, and has since spent his
time in the South and in California In search
Judge Steams has been a very prominent
figure In Minnesota life and politics, having
t>egun the practice of law at Rochester In 1860,
when twenty-nine years old. He was born In
De Kalb, N. V., and when three years old his
parents moved to Ohio. They had no meana
to give him an education, and he earned hla
own way. In 1852 going to California, by way
of the lsthmuß, in search of gold. With th«
money thus earned he paid his way through
the Unl*er*lty of Michigan, and came at once
to Minnesota. In the next year, 1861, he waa
made attorney of Olmsted county. In 1562 Mr.
Steams recruited a cumpany of volunteers, of
which he became captain, and with whfoh ha
remained until commissioned colonel of the
Thirty-ninth United States colored infuntry,
taking command three diys before the battle
of the Wilderness, serving with his regiment
through that severe ranipal«j^ When mus
tered out, In 1866, he return^? to Rochester
and was re-elected to the office he had re
signed on entering the service.
For several years he had been a partner of
Judge Start, the firm being Steams & Start,
and In 1862 moved to Duluth, whlrh was then
becoming noraethlng of a city, and went into
partnership with J. D. Ensign, who Is now
also a Judge. In 1868 Steams was a candidate
for congress before the Republican conven
tion, and was defeated by Hon. M. S. Wllk<i||
son on the forty-third ballot. In 1871 he wW
appointed United States senator to fill the un
explred term of Senator Norton, and he served
to its conclusion. In 1874 the legislature
erected the Eleventh Judicial district, and
Steams was elected its first Judge, an office
he continued to hold for twenty years, or until
his retirement on account of ill health, in
1£94. His last appearance In political life waa
at the state convention In St. Paul, In 1894,
when he renomlnated his old partner. Judge
Start, for the chief Justiceship.
Judge Steams, who was a man of consider
able wealth, leaves a wife and three children,
a son, Victor, a recent graduate of the Minne
sota university, and now In practice at Du
luth, and two daughters, Susan and Stella,
who, together with his wife, were in attend
ance with him In California.
SAN DIEGO, Cal.. June 2.—Ex-Senator O.
P. Steams, of Minnesota, who died at Pacific
Beach, near this city, today, of pneumonia,
came here last October for his health. The
remains will be taken to Los Angeles for cre
STOLE A MARCH.
"Why a Wlnona Firm Made an A««
Special to the Globe.
WINONA, Minn., June 2.—The attorneys or
the Porter Milling company were today here
Interviewed by your correspondent In regard
to what effect the action of Moore & Co., In
the district court, at Rochester, yesterday,
would have. It seems Moore & Co. have a
claim of some $8,000, and say it Is a preferred
clnlm. They filed papers In St. Paul a week
ago, asking for a receiver to be appointed
here. The hearing was set for yesterday in
the matter at Rochester. In the meantime
the parties here stole a march and an assign
ment was made to H. C. Bolcom, of thla city,
The attorneys here think the assignee will
be confirmed as receiver and the objections
of Moore & Co. overruled. The matter of
Moore & Co.'s claim, being preferred, must bf
settled by the court.
RED Wl \(. MAN KILLED.
Caught Under a Great Northers
Special to the Globe.
GREAT FALLS, Mont, June 2.—As the
east-bound Great Northern freight wad pull
ing out of the yards here early this morning *
a switchman discovered the body of Charles
Nelson dragging under one of the cars. He
was being jerked along by his head, which
had become fastened between the Iron brake
and wheel. Big gashes had been cut in one
aide of the head and the wheel had crushed
his skull on the other. He died in a few
minutes. Little Is known about Nelson here,
except that he came from Red Wing, Minn.
High School Graduate*.
Special to the Globe.
ST. CLOUD, Minn., June 2.—The annual
commencement of the St. Cloud High school
took place this evening. A class of thirteen
was graduated. The address of the evening
was delivered by Prof. Horace Goodhue, pro
fessor of history of Carleton college, who
spoke on "The High School and the Higher
Moorhead Will Ixaue Bond*.
Special to the Globe.
MOORHEAD, Minn., June 2.—The city coun
cil tonight decided to issue $50,000 worth of
ten-year 6 per cent bonds to provide for th«
floating indebtedness of the city. Blda will
be received until June 25 for the bonds, prin
cipal and interact p**-tUila la gold or la ltga,