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VOI.. XIX.— NO. 186.
rttE ST. PflrUL GLOBE.
SATURDAY, July 4. "
tVentber for Today-
Fair and Warmer.
Democrats Facing a Crisis.
Silver Men Delay Aetioa.
Gold Men Will Not Give Up.
Where to Spend tlie Fourth.
Attractions at the i^afces.
Why McCardy Refuses to Sign.
Little Silver Sentiment West.
Local Political News.
Kanabeo County Mill* Burn.
Big Celebration at Manlcato.
Kews of the Northwest.
Mathetvs Refuses to Caucus.
Garland the Latest Possibility.
Roosters Defeat Buckeyes.
Gold Bugs too Much for Tigers.
Donble Schedules Today.
Minnesota* and Wiseonsins Today.
C. P. Is With the Association.
Weekly Commercial Reviews.
Trade Much Duller.
Bar Silver 68 l-2c.
Cash AY heat in Chicago 54 7-Sc.
Stocks Trending Upward.
ftlillions in Gold Mines.
■Klobe's Popular Wants.
tapreme Court April Term Closed.
Kews of the Courts.
Toiulin May Succeed AVatkins.
Paving of Robert Street.
Labor Unions "Will Picnic.
2>ayton*M Appointment Uncertain.
Aurora Park — Base Ball 4.
Bald Eugle — Fireworks 9.
White Bear— Yacht Race 11.
Cycle Parade 5.
White Bear Cycle Path— Race 9 to 11.
Mlnnetonka— Boat Club Regatta C.30.
Mendota — Church Picnic.
Harriet — Music and Fireworks.
River — Lake Pepin Excursion 9,
Red Wing Excursion 9.
Kittsondal*— Cricket 11.
Midway — Interurban Picnic.
Red Rock — Camp Meeting.
Hamline — Camp Meeting.
Minnehnha — Labor Celebration.
Fort Snelllng— Bakers' Picnic.
Schade's Park— Brewers' Picnic.
MOVEMENTS OF STEAMSHIPS.
New York— Arrived :Normandle, Hamburg.
London— Arrived: Misslssipppl, New York.
Liverpool— Arrived: Boyle, New York.
Southampton— Sailed: Augusta Victoria for
It is the glorious Fourth.
Have a firecracker with the Globe.
Money talks. Anyhow Senator-elect
Money is in Chicago and talking.
The bolt of the Minneapolis Journal
appears to be losing none of its vigor.
Yale will know in a few days whether
to stick to the oar or go to roller skat-
Pennoyer, it appears, is not the can
didate of Oregon, but of Pennoyer for
The fireworks which will roar around
the ears of David M. Clough will be
fceard long after to-day.
It took a lot more courage to cele
brate the Fourth of July 120 years ago
than it does this morning.
London is coming into the front rank
•again as a leading freak center. It
has just had an auction of coffins.
The attention of a whole lot of peo
ple should be called to the fact that
Canton, Ohio, is not the only summer
resort in America.
Mr. Bryan, of Nebraska, has lifted
one weight of woe at least. While it
was feared he was for Bryan, he has
come out for Bland.
So many of the friends of Blar.d and
Boies are going to Chicago that a cen
sua of Missouri and lowa might be
taken in the Windy City.
The new flag with forty-five stars is
flung to the breeze for the first time
this morning. "Old Glory" is the finest
bit of bunting in the world.
The Chicago list of candidates does
not run from alpha to omega. It be
gins Jn the b's and nearly ends there.
Look at It. Blackburn, Bland, Boles,
William P. St. John, president of the
Mercantile National bank of New York,
declared for silver. The directors of
the»,bank didn't agree with him, and
now Mr. St. John is a private citizen.
The New York World has a long edi
torial on "Why Books Are Written." It
might now proceed to discuss the ques
tion "Why Three-fourths of the Books
are not Suppressed Before Publica
Well, It's here again. Got as enthu
siastic a* you like. Set off your fire
works, hurrah for the flag and the pa
triots who gave us the flag, but be
careful not to Injure yourself or your
neighbors. There will be another
Fourth next year which you will want
Cleveland indorses the rowdyism of
Jts base ba'.! club. The latter was wel
comed home yesterday by an immense
procession, containing banners and
floats referring to the Louisville trou
ble, Riid on? hundred oar.non firecrack
ers were exploded as a salute. Cleve
land needs a great religious revival.
THE SAINT PAUL GLOBE.
AS IT WAS I]l '60
DEMOCRATS FACING AN IMPORT
ANT QUESTION "WITH DIVIS
ION IN THE It.WKS,
NO BOLT IS EXPECTED
BUT SLVER MEN HAVE ABANDONED
HOPE OP EASTERN ELECTOR
TELLER, BOIES OR "DICK" BLAND.
Booms of All Are Being Carefully
Nursed by Crowds Devoted to
CHICAGO, July 3.— Not since 1860,
when the Democratic party met in
convention at Charleston and split on
the subject of slavery, has such an
irreconcilable difference of opinion
existed on any great question at issue,
as now confronts the delegates who are
assembling for the Democratic con
vention. The situation which the Dem
ocrats faced then has its analogies in
the one which they confront to-day.
The northern Democracy, declaring for
squatter sovereignty, late at Ealtlmore,
nominated Stephen A. Douglass, while
the seceding southern delegates, de
claring for the existence of slavery in
the territories under fedeal law, named
John C. Beckinridge.
To-day Democracy, from the Alle
ghenles, west to the Pacific, and from
the Potomac south to the Gulf, except
for the break in Wisconsin, Michigan
and Minnesota, so far 'as its voice will
be heard in the convention next week,
stands solid for the free coinage of sil
ver at 16 to 1, against the equally solid
gold standard Democracy of the Hast.
At the Ihreshold of the convention,
the gold standard Democrats are de
feated 2 to 1. New York and the little
Democratic states of New Jersey and
Connecticut, which have since the war,
always exercised a dominating' influ
ence in Democratic conventions, and
have each four years named the candi
date, on the theory that New York
and the two small sister states were
the battle-ground, and their votes es-
K7CJaita3 WAV CJ7DB.C. DT Efc«K? ®7I? f
sential to success, are to be sent to t>«
Eastern Democracy may plead and
cry aloud that a free silver candidate
and a free silver platform means dis
ruption, disaster and ruin, but their
pleadings and cries fall on deaf ears.
The silver Democracy is in the saddle
and will ride rough shod over prece
dent and tradition, if necessary, to ac
complish its purpose. That is the set
determination of the leaders. They
cannot be balked. They have won the
battle at the primaries and purpose
to exact and enjoy the fruits of their
victory. It is In vain that the gold
standard men warn them of the cer
tain loss of New York, New Jersey and
Connecticut at the polls. They will not
listen to argument. They have recon
ciled themselves to the loss of those
states and have convinced themselves
that in the great boundless West and
Middle states of the Mississippi valley,
will be found electoral votes enough
to offset the defection in the East.
While there is neither probability,
nor even a possibility, of a minority
bolt with another candidate in the field,
as there was in 1860, so far as the East
ern states are concerned, there might
as well be, as support in the electoral
college from every state east of the
Ohio has been voluntarily relinquished
by those In control for the prospect of
a western and southern alliance. This
in the position of the national Demo
cratic convention toward New York
and the East entails other remarkable
conditions which will make the coming
convention memorable, and, if its de
liberations are crowned with success in
November, epoch-making in the history
of American politics. At the doors of
the convention stand the representa
tives of two other national parties, the
Populists and the silverites, as well as
the lieutenants of Senator Teller, who
led the silver bolt at St. Louis, ready
to pledge the support of their organiza
tion and their followers if the conven
tion will put aside the candidates from
within the ranks of its party and
choose as the standard bearer, in the
coming fight, the man who for so many
years has been the commanding leader
of the silver forces in the United States
senate, and who two weeks ago took
his hat and walked out of the conven
tion of the party with which he had
all his life been identified, because
that party refused to indorse his views.
Senator Dubois and others of Mr. Tel
ler's associates, Secretary Taubenesk,
of the Populist party; Senator Stewart,
of the silver party, are bending their
energies to impress upon the Demo
cratic silver leaders the great strength
Teller's nomination would bring to the
cause of silver in which the convention
is to enlist itself.
So far as Senator Dubois and Mr.
Teller's associates are concerned, they
say they stand ready to give their
heartiest support to any recognized
free silver Democrat whom the con
vention might name. If the platform is
satisfactory, but they point out that
the free silver Republicans who would
rally enthusiastically to the standard
of Teller might not all vote for a Dem
ocrat, while the Populists, in so far as
Taubeneck can speak for them, openly
declare that unless Teller is nominated
they will place a ticket in the field at
St. Louis, with Teller the nominee.
They show a list of 81 electoral votes
from the Western and Mississippi val
loy states, which would be given to
the nominee, more than enough to com
pensate for the loss of New York, New
Jorj#y snd Connecticut.
The Matthews boomers from Indiana
ere playing a waiting game. By the
rivalries ar.d JerJous'.es that ere being
flr-v-plopeJ. they hope to profit. The
friends of Blackburn ar.d McLean, the
other two silver c.inriida'**, have not
«S jet dono mcch work. They, too, arc
SATURDAY MOKNING, JULY 4, 1896.
awaiting .such opportunities as may
present themselves, but neither is as
yet considered in any way formidable.
The gold standard men are not de
voting much consideration to the ques
tion of who shall be put forward to
oppose the silver candidates. The pic
ture of Gov. Pattison, of Pennesyl
NAILED TO THE WALL
of the Pennsylvania headquarters to
day by the direction of Chairman Har
rity, and the general impression is that
the gold standard strength will be con
centrated upon him. The arrival of the
New York gold standard leaders and
Secretary Whitney, Senator Hill, Gov.
Flower, Col. John R. Fellows and ex-
Mayor Grant this afternoon was gen
erally awaited by the gold standard
contingent and their coming threw both
life and spirit Into them. Controller of
the Currency Eckels, the representative
of the administration, has been quite
lively up to this time, his allies in
Illinois and Indiana, having been able
to do nothing. Until the gold men con
ferred tonight they were practically
without any plans. The arrival of the
New York leaders, all of whom are po
litical generals of firmness and sagac
ity, will precipitate the fight, but while
great things are whispered about the
hotel corridors all of them positively
admit that they are beaten.
Under Mr. Whitney's direction, the
delegates will be carefully canvassed
and warned of the result of the adop
tion of a silver plank, but the lamp of
hope burns low. "We shall at least
have the satisfaction of explaining
fully our position," said Mr. EckeJs,
"and will place the responsibility for
the future where it belongs."
A big "sound money" mass-meeting
has been arranged for tomorrow night.
The national committee, which stands
27 to 23 against the silver men, will not
decide on its selection for temporary
chairman until Monday, but there is
a strong disposition among some of the
gold standard men to insist on naming
the chairman as a right, and all sorts
of high handed schemes are talked of,
but the silver men are determined to
take control at the start, and unless
the selection is satisfactory to them,
they will contest it on the floor and in
sist on choosing their own man. In
deed, the silver senators have already
fixed upon William J. Bryan, of Ne
braska, for temporary chairman, and
Harris, of Tennessee, for permanent
chairman. Mr. Bryan, who has been
dubbed "The Boy Orator of the Platte,"
is an orator of ability, and is expected
A #** t§ JiJßt fiARTOfIKIS.
to sound the keynote of the convention,
which Senator Harris, who is a skilled
parliamentarian, will preside over its
deliberations. There is some talk of
the committee's selecting Vice Presi
dent Stevenson for temporary chair
man, in which case the silver men
would doubtless acquiesce. The talk
of abrogating the two-thirds rule seems
to be dying away. Some of the more
Impetuous of the silver men still say
that the old rule, which was adopted to
bulwark the Interests of the South in
the old slavery days, should go, but the
more conservative of the silver men say
there is no necessity of breaking down
this old Democratic custom.
Mr. Newlands, the silver congress
man from Nevada, today spread broad
cast a statement to show that with Tel
ler as the nominee, 1,000,000 silver Re
publicans, 2,000,000 Populist and about
500,000 labor union votes would swell
the 3,000,000 votes upon which the Dem
ocratic nominee could count with ab
solute safety, no matter how strong the
gold standard disaffection might be.
His figures aggregated a popular vote
of 6,500,000. Mr. Cleveland, in 1892. re
ceived 5,600,000 popular votes. The
GLITTERING PROSPECT INVOLVED
in Teller's nomination as put forth by
his friends has made its Impression.
Judge McConnell, of Chicago, whom
Gov. Altgeld suggested as a candidate
ten days ago, has espoused the cause
of the Colorado senator, and it is an
open secret that a number of the Dem
ocratic silver senators like Jones, of Ar
kansas; Harris, of Tennessee, and
others— some of whom are publicly sup
porting other candidates— are trying to
manipulate things from the inside in
Teller's interest. Today they seemed
to make considerable headway and
many of the most prominent silver
leaders here were quoted as in favor of
It is even said that John R. McLean,
of Ohio, here at the head of the Ohio
delegation, with forty-six votes at his
back and himself in the field, is for
Teller. But out among the Democratic
advance skirmishers, and the delegates
who have put in an appearance, there
is a most emphatic expressioa against
taking as a candidate any but a Demo
crat who has won his spurs. The Tel
ler talk induced the managers of the
Bland boom to Issue a public statement
declaring that if the Democratic con
vention nominated Teller, no one would
give him warmer support than Richard
P. Bland, as he was recognized as an
unwavering champion of free silver
who would, if elected, subordinate all
other alms to accomplish it. The sting
was in the tail, however, when It pro
tested against the nomination of any
but a Democrat by a Democratic con
"Silver Dick" Bland andoubtedly has
the popular enthusiasm with him thus
far. His managers are pushing his
boom with great vigor and are relying
largely on popular sentiment. They
have perfected details for a great
demonstration Monday night, as the
climax of their campaign. They will
parade the streets with bands and
flambeau clubs, and wind up with a
mass-meeting on the lake front. The
Boies boomers are also active They
have placarded the hotels with litho
graphs of the lowa candidate to look at
by day, and at night electric lights
keep the magic name before the
crowds. But it will not be until Sun
day that the Boies boomers will arrive
in force. Special trains will bring them
to the seat of the fray.
Died in Far-Off Georgia.
Special to the Globe.
Minn., Ju * 3 — A telegram
received last evening from Georgia announced
the death from typhoid fever of Lyman Alex
ander, a •writer of considerable note in sev
Capf. Riley Released.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Jnly S.-Capt Ed
warc G. RUey charged with conducting an
armed expedition, that of the Bermuda from
this port April 27th, was released today.
Two sailors who were aboard the Bteam»r
were the only witnesses examined.
SILVER ]HEfl' DELfIY
NO ACTION REGARDING A CHAIR
MAN TO BE TAKEN BEFORE
NAMES NOT MENTIONED.
THOMAS OF COLORADO WAS THE
ONLY PRESIDING OFFICER SUG
GENERAL SILVER CAUCUS IS OFF.
Postponed Until the Chairmanship
Is Settled and Probably Will
Not be Held.
CHICAGO, July 3.— The silver dele
gates in the city held a brief caucus
at the Sherman house tonight to take
into consideration the advisability of
naming a man for temp x'ary chairman
of the convention, but postponed action
until Monday. The only affirmative
action taken consisted in the adoption
of a plan suggested, by Hon. O. W
Powers, of Utah, to bring the silver
CELEBRATING THE EVER GLORIOUS.
delegates together in such numbers as
to make conferences among the delega
tions possible, and render themb thor
ough without making thefh eetings so
large as to be intractible. Tha plan
consists of the appointment of a mem
ber from each silver delegation, with
power to act for the state, to meet and
confer with the steering committee,
consisting of Senators Jones, Daniels
and Turple, and Governors Stone and
Altgeld. The members of this com
mittee will be expected to poll their re
spective delegations on all questions,
and to be the representatives of their
various states in the proceedings of the
silver committee. This committee is to
continue in existence until the adjourn
ment of the convention. The commit
tee will be composed of the fololwing
Alabama, John W. Tomlinson; Ar
kansas, J. T. Tillar, California, W. R.
Burke; Colorado, T. J. O'Donnell;
Georgia, Hon. Patrick Walsh; Idaho,
L. L. Haynes; lowa, C. A. Walsh; Kan
sas, David Obermeyer, Kentucky, Hon.
J. S. C. Blackburn; Michigan, George
P. Hummer; Mississippi, Hon. H. D.
Money; Missouri, Hon,, D. A. DeAr
mond; Montana, W. A. Clarke; Ne
braska, C. J. Smyth; North Carolina,
Hon. T. J. Jarvis; Oregon, D. Mullfnix;
South Carolina, Hon. Benjamin J. Till
man; Tennessee, Hon. James Richard
son; Virginia, P. J. Otey; Washington,
W. H. White; Wyoming, Hon. J. E. Os
borne; Arizona, Wiley Jones; Okla
homa, E. F. Mitchell; Utah, O. W.
Powers; Indian Territory, R. L. Owen;
District of Columbia, John Boyle;
South Dakota, V. S. Ross.
No effort was made to secure a rec
ommendation for temporary chairman
beyond a speech made by Mr. O'Don
nell, of Colorado, prsssing the name of
Hon. C. S. Thomas, of that state for
The meeting adjurned after deciding
against any further action on any sub
ject until Monday at 2 o'clock, when
the committee provided for will be
called together to take action upon any
question that may be presented. The
meeting was deferred until that time
in order to permit the committee to se
cure official information as to the ac
tion of the national committee on the
subject of temporary chairman and
Senator Jones was among those de
precating any immediate selection of a
temporary chairman. He indicated in
his remarks that there was still reason
to believe that the national committee
would select a silver man to preside.
The committee will also^ decide at
Monday's meeting whether it is de
sirable to hold a general silver caucus.
The question was discussed at some
length, several delegates, among them
Senator Money, advocating the caucus.
Other delegates urged the intractability
of bo large a gathering, and it was
suggested that any (Jecision to Tiold
such a meeting should at least be post
poned, until it should be demonstrated
whether the comnjlttee plan adopted
would prove practicable. .It is believed
that the postponement of the decision
upon a ccucus to so late a day will
have the effect of preventing the hold
ing of any.
National Committee Will Name the
Man It Pleases.
CHICAGO. July 3.-^Et has been de
termined, as far as sueji a matter can,
in advance of the meeting of the nation
al committee, that tha committee will
select for temporary chairman some
man wfto is not identified with the sil
ver movement, although he may have
leanings towards Silver. It is apparent
from the talk of the members of the
committee who are here, that they do
no* like the terms which the silver men
laid down to the subcommittee, and
they feel that the national committee
should not be dictated to in this matter
by some outside organization.
Een T. Cable, member of the national
committee from Illinois, who was not
at the meeting of the subcommittee
when the silver leaders appeared there,
said he was opposed to having the nat
ional committee swerve from its usual
custom in the selection of a temporary
chairman, and if the convention does
not like the committee's selection, it
will have the right to vote in another
way. It seems to be the opinion that
the committee will be going far outside
its custom to submit to a faction of the
party the selection of a presiding offi
BRYAN AND HARRIS.
Cholec of Silver Men for Presiding
CHICAGO, July 3.— ln all probability
Hon. W. J. Bryan, of Nebraska, will
be temporary and Senator Harris per
manent chairman of the Democratic
convention. Unless the present pro
gram is changed they will be desig
nated for these places by the silver
delegates. The selection has not been
fully made, but the canvass of the
situation, which has been in progress
at the Sherman house ever since the
first meeting of the representative sil
ver Democrats has resulted on the su
perior availability of these gentlemen
for the respective places being agreed
Mr. Bryan meets the requirements
announced from the fact that the
temporary chairman must be a man
who can present the issues of the cam
paign from a free silver standpoint,
in a way that can command the atten
tion of the country, and sound the
keynote of the campaign. He is a fin-
?f£OS (S@6J@Si?S (3|!? tQSStSIPIf
ished orator with a resonant voice and
commanding presence. He has been
spoken of as a presidential candidate,
but ha» withdrawn from the race. It
is felt that on this account, and espe
cially on account of his position on the
free coinage of silver, he deserves this
recognition. Gov. Stone, of Missouri,
Senator-elect Money and Hon. C. S.
Thomas, chairman of the Colorado
delegation, are also mentioned for this
position. Mr. Bryan is, however, In
The silver men are hopeful to-day
that they will be able to have the man
they select designated by the national
committee. This they hope to accom,
plish by inducing a few gold men on
the committee to combine with the
silver men. It is said the committee
stands 26 for gold to 23 for silver. The
change of three votes, therefore, will
accomplish their purpose. Failing in
their purpose, the minority will, ac
cording to their original plan, make
a minority report presenting the
name cf the man agreed upon
for temporary chairman by the sil
Senator Harris is generally accepted
as an ideal man for permanent chair
man. He is regarded as the best au
thority in the country on parliamen
tary law and has had much experience
as a presiding officer, having been, un
til recently, president pro tern of the
United States senate. It is conceded
that he can have the place if he will
take it, and it is believed he will
TELLER TO DUBOIS.
Battle Royal WiiScr. the Silver Men
CHICAGO, July 3.— ln view of the ru
mors afloat about Senator Teller's po
sition with regard to the nomination,
and the statements circulated about
a letter in the possession of Senator
Dubois, the latter to-day gave out a
copy of a letter which he received from
Senator Teller a week ago. "I give out
this letter," said he, "on my own re
sponsibility. It is the only letter I
have received from Mr. Teller bearing
on the subject."
MORRISON, 111., June 24. 1896. lion Fred
Dubois, Springfield, 111., Dear Sir: I reached
this place yesterday and will remain hf>re un
til the last of tha week, when 1 leave for
Denver. I notice that the gold standard
Democrats have declared their lnc^mlon to
control the Chioago convention. I do not
think they can do it If our silver friends
control the convention and give us a good
silver man, as I think they will, I think he
should have the active support of all who
believe the money question Is the great ques
tion before tha American people. A little
more patriotism and a little less partisan
ship is what our country needs at this time.
The friends of silver made no mistake at
St. Louis, and wa must not make a mistake
as to our future alliance with other silver
advocates. The cause is of too much im
portance to admit of carping or criticism.
We must all get together and act together
until the battle is won. It will be a royal
battle with Justice on our side. We must
win. — H. M. Teller.
It Will be Used by Chairman Harrity
CHICAGO, July 3.— William Jones,
who has been janitor of Independence
hall, Philadelphia, for a quarter of a
century, has made a gavel which will
be presented to Chairman Harrity, and
will be used by him to call the Demo
cratic national convention to order next
The hammer of the gavel is made of
wood taken from the platform on which
George Washington stood when he was
| inaugurated president of the United
j States for his second term, March 4,
! 1793. The platform was in the senate
1 chamber of Congress hall, corner of
i Sixth and Chestnut streets. Phlladel
| phia. The handle is made from a piece
j of the railing which inclosed the space
I set apart for the members of the bar
| who practiced in the district court and
In the court of common pleas of the
courety of Philadelphia. The gavel is
i owned by Andrew Jackson Reilly, a
| former Philadelphia.
PRICE TWO CENTS i on trains
jrJW% -'- t^ A " V V-JVI^XJ 1 FIYKCESTS, ;
FIGHT TO A fllllSH
IT IS WHAT THE GOLD MEN
WILL GIVE TO THEIR OPPON
MR. FELLOWS WILL BOLT.
WILL NOT ACCEPT THE DEGRA
DATION OF FOLLOWING FREE
FIRST SOUND MOStr CONFERENCE.
Consensus of Opinion Declared the
Party Wonld be Beaten on
a Silver Platform,
CHICAGO, July 3.— lt did not take
the gold standard people from the East
very long to get actively to work to
night. No sooner had Wm. C. Whitney
gone to his room than he wrote per
sonal notes addressed to the leaders
of all the states opposed to silver, who
had a representative here. These notes
requested that the gold standard peo
ple meet him, and others of the East
ern men, in a parlor of the Auditorium
at 8 o'clock, so that some plan of ac
tion might be devised for the gold cam
At 8 o'clock Mr. Whitney, accompa
nied by ex-Mayor Grant, ex-Gov. Rus
sell and several other of the Eastern
men appeared at the rooms. Senator
Hill and Roswell P. Flower came in a
little later and ex-Lieut Gov. Shee
han, who is the present national com
mitteeman from New York, came
along fight after. James J. Martin,
John R. Fellows, Senator Gray, of Del
aware; Senator Smith, of New Jersey;
Chairman Hinkley, of the New York
nv Busy A •— «v fYjlff!
state committee, and several others
followed and the rooms soon filled up.
Among those present were: W. F.
Harrity, John R. Read and Charles E.
Ingersell, of Pennsylvania; John P.
Hopkins, Washington Hesing, James
S. Eckels and Ben. T. Cable, of Illinois;
J. G. Prather, of Missouri; Wm. E.
Russell, of Massachusetts; L. Victor
Boughman, of Maryland; E. S. Bragg
and E. C. Wall, of Wisconsin; Don M.
Dickinson, of Michigan; Morris Power,
C. C. Baldwin, Smith M. Weed, of New
York; W. D: Bynum, John L. Dye, of
Indiana, and Asher G. Caruth, of Ken
Senator Gray was chosen chairman
of the meeting on motion of Mr. Whit
ney, and Collector Reed, of Philadel
phia, and Ben Gable, of Illinois, were
made secretaries. Senator Gray, on
taking the chair, said that every gen
tleman present must be impressed with
the gravity of the situation. No con
vention of the Democratic party had
ever been called upon to face a con
dition so momentous. "We confess,"
said he, "that none of us is clear as to
a definite policy to be pursued. All
we can do, and all we are seeking to
do, is to hold an informal conference
of those who recognize the impending
danger, to take counsel one with an
other, and act as wisely as we may
under the circumstances."
It was then suggested that a call
be made by states, that those present
might indicate the names of delegates
or Influential persons in the city, fav
orable to the cause of sound money,
together with addresses, from which
names thus reported the secretary
should make a roll. It was found that
nearly all the states were represented,
either by delegates or by men who had
come here to work against free silver.
When the state of Kentucky was
called, Mr. Long, ex-chairman of the
Democratic state central committee,
made an impassioned speech. He said
he did not believe it was possible to
do any effective missionary work with
the delegation from his state, but he
was certain thit if a sixteen to one
platform were adopted by the national
KENTUCKY WOULD GO REPUBLI
When Missouri was reached ex-Gov.
D. R. Francis said that he regarded
missionary work with the Missouri del
egation as well nigh hopeless. If Bland
should be nominated, it was his judg
ment that the state would go Demo
cratic, but he did not believe it possible
that any other candidate could carry
Missouri for free silver.
Judge Moran, of Illinois, spoke at
length and was heartily applauded
when he said that the silver movement
In Illinois was not an intelligent Demo
cratic movement, but represented the
discontented socialistic and anarchistic
following of Gov. Altgeld, which was
very largely personal in its character.
When New York state was called
ex-Gov. R. P. Flower said: "In my
home county we number among our
Democrats a few men of silver tenden
cies. We have given Republican ma
jorities for presidential candidates of
between 2,000 and 3,000. I am bound to
say, however, that if the Democratic
party goes before the people on a silver
platform, this Republican majority will
be doubled if not trebled. To my mind,
this would be the result in every coun
ty of the state, and the Democratic
electoral vote which we have been able
to give in some years will be thrown
away, and the state would go in the
Gov. Flower then spoke upon the fin
ancial issue In the East and said that
the panic that would naturally ensue
If the silver candidate was successful
would react upon the farmers, as had
the panic of 1893 several years after
ward. "For that reason I would not
feel it possible to go before the farmers
of my state and speak for a Democratic
ncminee upon a free illver platform
I am positive New York state will go
upon the Republican side of the quest
ion with a majority of from 150,000 to
200,000 if the issue is silver."
Gov. Flower was followed by John R
Fellows, of New York, who spoke with
great deliberation. He said: "I am a
Democrat and it has been a scource of
great pride to me that I should be able
to leave to my children, as a heritage
the recollection that their father had
been a consistent Democrat. But I am
strongly impressed that this movement
against which we are contending
VIOLATES EVERY PRINCIPLE
of Democracy and is but the vaporing*
of wild fanatics."
The tears streamed down Mr. Fellows'
cheeks as he said: "If this dog^.a of
repudiation is incorporated into theplat
form of the Democratic party, I must
leave that party and forever. As I have
said, I am a Democrat. I have voted
and worked and expended my energies
with and for the party. I have been as
faithful and consistent to its principles
as the party has been. But while I
have always expected to remain a Dem
ocrat, I cannot, gentlemen, accept the
degradation that the following of this
silver fallacy means."
As Col. Fellows sat down the room
rang with applause. A motion was
t!en adopted to the effect that all of
the gold men meet ivery morning at
10 o'clock, at the Palmer house, to tr
range for missionary work, ami that
a conference similar to that held to
night be convened every evening at
the Auditorium at 8 o'clock. The
meeting; then adjourned.
Twice during tho meeting Senator
Hill, of New York was called for but
declined to make any remark*, saying
that he did not believe in crossing
bridges unt:.' he reached them.
When the gold conference closed at
midnight the consensus of opinion,
gauged by the views presented, was
that the party would be defeated if it
adopted a frfe coinage platf. nn. Tlvre
Trrtra also some who were very urgent
for a bolt if silver should win in the
convention. Ex-Gov. Flower, Senator
Hill, and Ex-Lieut. Gov. Sheehan were
seen after the meeting. "As I said to
the conference," remarked SenatoT Hill,
"I do not care to cross bridges until
we reach them, and I shall decline to
have anything to say as to the success
of the party if the silver platform is
adopted. We shall all do what we can
to try and stop the movement."
Gov. Flower said: "The speeches
showed this one thing, that it will b«
impossible to elect a Democratic presi-
VMS 9(t>mvm _ tea <?aDsA»-
dent on a silver platform. The South
ern states represented at the meeting
demonstrated this effctively. For th«
East, I think that there would be a
laxness In the campaign which would
mean defeat. I for one would not dare
to go -before the farmers of my state
and campaign on a silver platform."
Ex-Lieut. Gov. Sheehan said: "If w»
are to believe those we heard speak to
night, there is no earthly chance of
electing a silver candidate, especially
Mr. Bland. Nor is Mr. Teller any bet
ter, for good Democrats would not be
lieve that it was their duty to vote for
a man who has always been a Re
William C. Whitney: "All I can say
is that between now and Wednesday
next we will do heroic work with the
delegations. When we have finished,
we will be able to tell by their answers/
Just what move we had better make."
Comptroller Eckels said that every
speech and all the talk in the confer
ence indicated that there was no one
who thought Democratic success pos
sible on a silver platform. While no
such declaration was specifically made,
there seemed to be quite a general feel
ing that the silver men were in the ma
jority, and while it was an up hill fight,
the men In the conference were no les3
determined to contest every inch of the
Some gold men found encourage
ment in the report that the silver men
had decided to permit the two-thirds
rule to stand, and the very evident im
possibility to arrange a silver caucus
for the naming of a presidential can
GOLD MEN ON HAND.
They Plunged Into the Figrht With
out Any Delay.
CHICAGO, July 3.— The gold stand
ard leaders are here. That means that
the fight is on; that the silver men,
who have had the field praotically to
themselves, are to be confronted with
arguments on the other side; that they
are now to contest the field with old
and tried politicians; and that the ques
tion of the financial policy of the
Democratic party will be thoroughly
canvassed, even If the white metalista
are in the ascendancy and so continue.
There was no band to meet the East
ern gold standard men when they
came to town. Even the local com
mittee failed to be on hand and Mr.
Whitney was on the curb at the station
signalling for cabs for his party in
stead of answering a speech of wel
Ex-Gov. Roswell P. Flower was the
first to arrive and he did not wait to
get the stains of travel from his per
son before he had launched into the
fight. The first place he tackled was
the West Virginia headquarters where
he met Delegate Chilton. He held a
very animated conference with him
and when he had finished he said: "I
had an idea about the spread of this
■silver fallacy, and now I have con
firmed it. These West Virginia people
admit that they are not particularly
in favor of this silver business, but
they have some other end to attain.
In West Virginia the Democratic pnrty
has been losing votes to the Populists,
each year a few more. They believe
they can recover this vote by going for
free silver. Ths situation is the name
all through the country."
A local newspaper man who had en
tered asked Gov. Flower if It was not
true that there were silver men in his
own home county of Jefferson in New
"I believn there are. The trouble Is
Just tills, that the farmer is only Just
now beginning to feel the effects of the
panic of 1593. The bankers and finan
ciers felt it the yenr It occurred, but
the farmers just now are feelinar tho
stringency of it. and are willing to
accept any fallacy that they think will
Gov. Flower visited the headquarter*
of the local gold standard continent
and told tlic leaders that he ready
to assist them to the best of his ability
Contlnnea on Third Pace.