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VOL. XIX.— NO. 237.
THrE ST. PflrUL GLOBE.
MONDAY, AUG. 24.
Weather for Today —
Fair and Warmer
Details of the Elmo Murder.
Wntterson Willing; to Lend.
Bryan to Re Hill's Guest.
PlntCs Gubernatorial Boom.
Empire State Convention Outlook.
Hospitality for Editors.
Press Day at the Fair.
Postmasters Want Civil Service.
Rev. Conley on Good Lse of Tittle.
Xcv..s of Minneapolis.
Amerien at the Paris Exposition.
Better Outlook on "Wall Street.
Henry Clews* Weekly Review.
Grandeurs of America*
Bines Slaughtered by Apostles.
Millers AY in From Brewers.
International Yacht Races Today.
News of the Northwest.
Markets of the World.
Globe's Great Offer.
Wants of the People.
Memories of Erdenheim.
V he Household.
Va grant Verse.
Aurora Park— Base Ball, 3.30.
Anditorium — Gleason Horse Show, 8.
Rradley Street— Flag Raising, 6.30.
MOYEMEXT OP STEAMSHIPS.
NEW YORK, Aug. 23.— Arrived: Spaarn
dam, Rotterdam; Bolivia, Mediterranean
ports; Buffalo, Hull.
BOSTON— Arrived: Catalonia, Liverpool.
QUEENSTOWN— Arrived. Gallia, Boston.
Sailed: Etruria, New York.
ANTWERP— Arrived: Kensington, New
A new ice bicycle has been invented.
It has not been tried on ice.
Official reports show that all game
except poker is growing scarce in Wis
Can it be that Chicago's boodle al
dermen, like the elections, are passing
President Kruger is for peace again.
The last time he secured peace was
by whaling Dr. Jameson.
Mr. Sewall has finally been properly
labeled. He is now called a corpora
tionist, whatever that may be.
Since "Jameson's Ride" the poet
laureate of England has' declined to
put any of his verses in writing.
Tom Piatt sends greetings to War
ner Miller and all others interested
that he is still boss of the Republicans
of New York.
The woman's fall hat is very tall
and very broad. The St. Paul woman
can make herself very popular by not
wearing it to the theater.
The Prince of Wales and Tom Wat
son open the week on about an even
footing. Neither sees any immediate
prospect of ruling anything.
The young people who were hang
ing over numerous front yard gates
saying tardy Sunday morning fare
wells report the eclipse of the moon a
If Col. Gabe Bouck and Gen. Bragg
will put off their duel until after elec
tion, they will have time to come to
the conclusion that it is wholly un
necessary to fight at all.
Chill September is just peeping over
the horizon, the season when numer
ous people will consider the question
of exchanging the family bicycle for a
couple of tons of coal.
You do not need to be told that you
will miss it if you don't have a front
seat at Aurora park this afternoon.
The team that Is going to win the
Western league pennant will be there.
It is over two months since Mr. Mc-
Kinley was nominated. He has not
said formally that he would accept the
nomination, and yet there appears to
he no fear that he will put aside the
Indications multiply that Mrs. Bryan
would be president of the United States
in certain contingencies. On their
fishing trip she caught two pickerel,
and her husband caught nothing ex
cept a cold.
Those Populists who have been so
vehemently declaring that they would
not support Mr. Sewall should pause
in their mad career to reflect that Mr.
Sewall has never said that he desired
Ignatz Wisniewski was married in
Chicago yesterday to Katarzyna.
Szpczyk. Nobody can blame the young
woman for wanting to change her
name, but she might have driven a
better bargain by selecting a man
named Smith or Jones.
Popcorn comes high in Cincinnati.
A horse was disqualified there on Sat
urday for having four pounds over
weight, and his jocked fined $300. The
jockey's explanation was that he ate
some popcorn and drank some water
after he had weighed in for the race.
The Democratic and Republican
campaigns will be conducted from the
came building in Chicago. There will
V. be no division of funds, but the two
committees may occasionally bring
into use the step-ladder, to find out,
by way of the transom, what the other
fellows are doing.
Henry Watterson says he would ac
cept the nomination for president from
the National Democratic convention.
He doesn't want It, and mentions sev
eral other good men, but says if they
will not take it he will, even if he
knows it will lead him to the stake.
Henry Is something of a hero.
THE SAINT PAUL GLOBE.
FIRED FIVE SHOTS
-AXE ELMO MURDERER RIDDLED
THOMAS CURLIN'S RODY WITH
ANOTHER VILLAGE MURDER,
WITH ROBBERY AS ITS MOTIVE,
SHOCKS A MOTHER PRETTY
DESPERADOES ARE AT LIBERTY,
With Only Slight Clues for the Pur.
suit of the Red-Handed Mid
Thomas Curlin, proprietor of a sa
loon at Lake Elmo, was murdered by
a burglar in the presence of his wife
in his residence yesterday morning at
2 o'clock. The murder was committed
by one of a gang of burglars, and the
victim was instantly killed, one of the
five shots fired by the murderer pierc
ing his heart, while the other four bul
lets found a resting place in various
parts of his body. The murderer and
his accomplice, for it is known that
there were two concerned in the crime,
both escaped, and it is probable will
not be captured.
Curlin, who for fifteen years resid
ed in Stillwater, and for half of this
time was employed as bartender in
the saloon of William Carroll, started
in business for himself about a year
ago at Lake Elmo, a station on the
Omaha railroad about twelve miles
from St. Paul and six miles this side
of Stillwater. The place has a very
small population, but in the summer
time is quite a resort for persons who
spend the summer camping on the
shores of the lake. Curlin during the
A. Saloon entered by front door.
B. Kitchen opening into parlor.
C. Parlor separated from bedroom by
T. Stand on which lamp stood.
G. Where the murderer stood when ho
fired the shot and where Curlin fell.
H. Summer garden where money drawer
year that he was engaged in busi
ness there made many friends, and
managed to make a fair living. The
saloon occupied the front part of the
building, and Curlin, with his wife,
brother-in-law and a hired man, lived
in a wing which had been built on the
side of the saloon.
Saturday night Curlin closed the
place about midnight and went to his
bedroom.which is on the ground floor,
with his wife. They retired soon after!
Curlin, as he stepped into bed, placing
a revolver under his pollow. He took
this precaution for the reason that two
weeks ago Saturday night an attempt
was made by burglars to enter the
house through the bedroom window.
The burglars were, however, fright
ened away, and only succeeded in re
moving the screen from the window
when Mrs. Curlin heard the noise. The
following day Curlin secured a revolv
er, and every night placed it under
What money Curlin had was kept
in a box in the bedroom up to the time
that an attempt was made to enter
the house. Since then his cash has
been kept by Mrs. Curlin, who made
a small bag and hung It around her
neck, and In this receptacle the money
was placed each night on retiring.
About 2 o'clock yesterday morning
Mrs. Curlin, who is of a very nervous
temperament and not a sound sleeper,
was awakened by the noise of a pass
ing freight train, the house being
about fifty feet from the railroad
tracks. A few momenta later she
heard a slight noise as if some one
had tipped over a spittoon in the bar
room. She nudged her husband, and
told him there was some one in the
house. Both listened intently for sev
eral moments, but, as there was no
sound to be heard, Curlin said that it
was probably a mouse that made the
noise. Mrs. Curlin, who is not unlike
other women, had her own ideas of
what the noise was, and replied that
it must have been a pretty big mouse
to make so much noise. Curlin want
ed to go to sleep, and tried to quiet
his wife's fears, but Mrs. Curlin in
sisted that she had heard some one
tiptoeing across the floor of the saloon,
and asked her husband if it might
not be the cat. Curlin said it was not
possible, as before he locked up the
house he had turned the feline out
the door. This only made Mrs. Curlin
more alarmed and positive that there
was some one moving about the bar
room. She said she was not afraid
to get up, and suggested that if her
husband would take his revolver she
would take a small lamp which was
burning on a dresser near the bed and
they could satisfy themselves as to
whether things were all right or not.
Curlin sat up in bed, reached under
his pillow, and grasped his revolever
and then stood on his feet. As he did
so the form of a man with a black mask
Mnrdered by Burglars at Lake Elmo.
over the lower part of his face appear
ed in the arched doorway leading to
the bed room and as he pointed a re
volver at Curlin, ordered him to keep
quiet. Evidently the burglar had been
standing just to one side of the door
way, which was draped with a pair of
curtains, and had overheard a part
if not all of the conversa
tion between Curlin and his wife.
Either this or in the dim light made
by the small lamp, the kind which is
used in stores for lighting cigars, the
burglar saw the revolver in Curlin's
hand and realizing that it was either
his life or Curlin's did not hesitate a
moment. Raising his revolver, he took
deliberate aim and opened fire on Cur
lin. In rapid succession five shots rang
out and Curlin fell back on the bed.
He suddenly raised himself to his feet
as if forced by a spring and murmur
ing "Oh, Gus!" fell forward on his
face. Mrs. Curlin, who, during the
shooting, had crouched back on the
bed, jumped to the floor, and as she
did so gave voice to several shrieks.
She lighted the lamp which had been
extinguished after the second shot,
probably by the concussion, and turn
ed to her husband, who lay motion
less on the floor. Endowed with super
human strength, Mrs. Curlin lifted her
husband up, but one glance was all
that was needed to tell her that the
eyes that stared at her were glazed in
death. The murderer, as he turned and
fled, struck a small table standing in
the center of the room, and this piece
of furniture was overturned, carrying
with it to the floor a large lamp which
stood on it. Dashing through the bar
room, the murderer escaped by the front
door, which had been propped open.and
William Kunde, a brother of Mrs.
Curlin, slept in a room directly over
the chamber in which the tragedy oc
curred, but he was not awakened until
after the five shots had been fired. At
least he did not hear the sound of the
shots, but as he jumped out of bed
heard a noise as if something had fall
en to the floor and then the noise of
his sister's screams struck his ears.
Seizing a loaded shotgun which stood
in one corner of his room, he ran down
stairs, calling to his sister to know
what the trouble was. He was horri
fied to see his sister standing in the
center of the room, her night dress
covered with blood, while on the floor
with staring eyes lay his brother-in
law in a pool of blood. He immediate
ly ran to Curlin's side, but his sister
informed him, "Tom is dead," and di
rected him to go for help and try to
capture the murderer. Kunde aroused
the hired man, Rudolph Dornfaldt, who
sleeps over the bar room, and in a
few moments half a dozen of the
frightened residents of the place were
on the scene. The station agent, A.
W. Anderson, was aroused and a tele
gram sent to the dispatcher's office in
St. Paul notifying him of the murder
and requesting that all freight trains
coming from the direction of the crime
be watched and all suspicious charac
A telephone message was sent to
Stillwater, and Sheriff Smith and Chief
of Police Mcllree, with a detail of dep
uties and patrolmen, were at the scene
of the murder within an hour. Search
ing parties were at once formed and
the locality for the radius of a mile or
so was examined with the hope that
the murderer and his companion might
be found in hiding. No trace of them
could be found, and the officials return
ed to the house after notifying the po
lice officials of Minneapolis and St.
Coroner Freligh, of Washington coun
ty, arrived on the scene at an early
hour, and together with County Attor
ney Manwaring, G. H. Sullivan, his as
sistant, Sheriff Smith and Chief of Po
lice Mcllree, made an investigation
of the premises. The burglars, for
there is not the least doubt in the
minds of the officials that two men
were concerned in the affair, had en
tered the bar room by the front door.
This was effected by knocking out s
piece of glass in the upper panel, and
.-caching through the hole thus made,
when it was an easy matter to tun
'he key which had been left In th
'ock on the inside "or the door. Oner
n the saloon the burglars, or one c'
'lem, took the money drawer from be-
Continued on Fifth Pg Be .
MONDAY MORNING, AUGUST 2t, 1893.
ME WOULD ACCEPT THE! NATIONAL
DEMOCRATIC NOMINATION IF
STANDS FOR SOUND MONEY
IF IT LEADS HIM TO THE STAKE
SILVER SURE TO
MORTON ALSO IN THE RING.
lowa Democrats May Support His
Candidacy— Terse Words
PARIS, Aug. 23.— Last week when
the suggestion of Col. Henry Watter
son for the presidential nomination
took form, a correspondent was dis
patched to Geneva in order to ascer
tain the views held by the Kentucky
editor on the subject. Air. Watter
son was first asked whether he would
accept the nomination.
"To decline what has not been of
fered and what nobody has a right
to offer," he replied, "is presumption.
To accept is solicitation, and to refuse
to speak is to Invite misrepresenta
"Immediately after the Chicago con
vention I wrote to Messrs. Whitney,
Carlisle and other friends at home,
representing the need of another con
vention, platform and ticket. That by
any chance my own name might be
considered as a nominee did not occur
to my mind, and I gave reasons, which
seemed to me sufficient, why Carlisle
should take the leadership of this
movement toward good government
and sound Democracy. In his default
the names of Gen. Palmer and Gen.
Buckner and Gen. Bragg and Secre
tary Morton readily came to me. Can
it be possible that each of these gentle
men has refused to wear the crown of
thorns, at once so honorable and so
distinguished, or is this some phan
tom cross of gold with which you seek
to tempt me?"
"It is merely a simple question, Mr.
Watterson, in want of a simple and
"Quite two years ago," answered Mr.
Watterson, "I withdrew from all per
sonal relation to party politics, which
circumstances and not Inclination
forced upon me. I have not now and
never have had the faintest political
ambition. Surrounded by my family
and my books, I am living an idyllic
life in an ideal region, happy in my
work, which is not merely congenial,
but which produces fruits I shall need,
for I am not a rich man. To abandon
this is to throw myself Into the activi
ties of an exciting campaign,to become
a participant in an embittered family
quarrel, to give over to angry crimina
tion the associations of a lifetime,
and in advance to mortgage the re
pose of my old age— for this is but
the beginning of a national movement
and controversy the end of which no
man can clearly see.
says he Will accept.
"There are sacrifices before whose
contemplation one of an easy-going,
peace-loving disposition may well stand
aghast. If, therefore, anything could
move me to bolt the forthcoming In
dianapolis convention it would be my
own nomination, but I have never urg
ed any man to do what I durst not
myself attempt, and when the con
vention meets, and if it decides to put
a ticket in the field and is unable to
induce any of the other gentlemen I
have named to take up the thankless
post of duty, I would take it if I knew
it led me to the stake.
"But I am clearly of the opinion that
no such ticket should be put in the field,
and no citizen placed in such a position
unless it be with the warm and active
support of the administration.for whose
vindication the movement and Its nom
inees must be largely enlisted and will
be held. I can only hope, so far as
my own nomiation is concerned, that
no such contingency will arise, for to
me it would fall little short of a catas
"Have you anything to say about the
campaign so far as It has gone, Mr.
"I think it extremely unfortunate,"
was the reply, "that so many of those
who favor sound money, but who would
not otherwise support the Republican
ticket, have declared for McKinley. It
was precipitate, to say the least of it.
We can always surrender, and to swal
low McKinleyism, with, all that it im
plies, hide, horns and tallow, without
considering any alternative of waiting
to see how far sound money might be
really in danger, was a surrender. It
was done in a panic, I'take it, for cap
ital and property are proverbially
DISCOUNTS THE SILVER CRAZE.
"There is no silver craze represent
ing the majority of voters in any ex
cept a few Southern states, misled by
the race question and their fear of negro
domination, and in silver mining camps
of th« far West. A majority for honest
money in most of the old states North
and South may be counted on. The
rest is sheer assertion <and noise, which
a fearless and energetic campaign of
education will dissipate. In my judg
ment there is no immediate peril, for
I believe that the Chicago ticket will
in any event be disastrously beaten."
"But, after the election, what?"
"The Republican party is not equal
to a just conservation of free institu
tions, regulated by orderly government,
because it is largely responsible for the
evil condition that threatens the coun
try. If in the future the country is to
be reduced to the single Issue between
paternalism on the one hand and agra
rianism on the other hand, it is only
a question of- time whert agrarianism
will carry all before it There must be
an intermediate barrier, something to
save the government from the dizzy
heights of the pendulum alternately
swung to the one or the other extreme.
This can only be be supplied by a sound
national Democratic party organization,
laid in the best traditions of the great
Democratic leaders, who made the par
ty great and strong before its machin
ery was engulfed by; Populism. If it
ccmes into power It Wlir prove as un
able adequately to deal with them and
to settle them definitely under the ad
ministration of McKinJey as the Demo
crats have shown themselves to be un
der the administration of Cleveland.
The Republicans are likely to go to
pieces, just as the Democrats have gon
to pieces. They are now held together
chiefly by expectancy. I
"The time for the ct>ns3ntration of al"
the forces of law .and order and o'
national credit has not -Arrived. Befor.
"uch a concentration can be made effec
tive and final, there "will have to be
hind there will be— a Complete readjust
ment of party force* Till then it 1
r. dispensable that a conservation of th
people should not loseMts organizatio
or identit.v." i
A MIGHTY RISKY EXPERIMENT.
Bryan to YYorklngman — Now, my good man, I propose to cut your
dollar in two without hurting you a particle.
—From Harper's Weekly.— Copyright, 1896, by Harper & Bros.
DAVID GOES FORTH
NOT TO BATTLE, BUT TO INVITE
THE PHILISTINE BRYAN INTO
FEASTING AND MERRIMENT
WILL MARK THE VISIT OF THE
STIRS UP THE POLITICIANS.
Announcement Taken as an Intima
tion of tlie New York Senator's
UPPER RED HOOK, N. V., Aug. 23.
—The fact that William J. Bryan,Dem
ocratic candidate for the presidency,
will lunch with Senator Hill, the lead
er of the party organization in this
state, became known today to the lit
tle party of politicians inhabiting the
Red Hook hotel, and inspired more
anticipatory discussion among them
than any other incident of the candi
date's Eastern trip.
Every one assumes that Senator Hill
has resolved to support the nominee
of the party; else they argue, he would
hardly invite him to sit at his table.
And the lunch is taken as a practical*
announcement of Hill's determination,
which is expected to*~%fce followed by a
more formal declaration of the sen
ator's attitude. Mr. Bryan will arrive
in Albany Tuesday afternoon, and
will have two hours for refreshment
before the speech which he is billed to
make. He will spend two hours, ac
cording to the programme which has
been arranged for him, at Wolferts
Roost, the handsome residence which
Senator Hill bought of Fritz Emmett,
This visit having been arranged that
the Democratic candidate and the sen
ator may come to an understanding,
If they have not already done so, will
mark a distinct
EPOCH IN THE CAMPAIGN.
The fact of the invitation from Sen
ator Hill, which message comes, it is
understood, through Chairman Hlnk
ley, of the state committee, is taken
by the politicians here as an answer
to the question which has stirred the
state since the day of the Chicago
convention, whether Senator Hill will
support the ticket.
Tomorrow Mr. Bryan will go to Win
nisock Lodge, in the Catskills, to pass
the night with State Chairman Hink
ley and other party managers of the
state organization, and to discuss with
them the plans for the campaign. He
will meet other prominent Democrats
In the cities of the state which he is
to visit, and before he leaves New
York will know what measure of sup
port he Is to receive from the leaders
in this state.
A representative of the press today
asked Mr. Bryan whether he was to
lunch with Senator Hill, and he replied
diplomatically: "I have not been fully
advised concerning the arrangements
which are made for my entertainment
This was a very quiet day with Mr.
Bryan, that is, a day as quiet as the
candidate for the presidency can ex
pect. There were many callers at the
Perrine house from the surrounding
country, who asked to see Mr. and Mrs.
Bryan, and all of them were received.
A dreary rain bedraggled the village
all day and kept most of its inhabi
tants indoors. In the morning Mr.
Bryan drew an overcoat over his
shoulders and plodded through the mud
with his host, Mr. Perrine, to one of
Red Hook's two churches, the wor
shipping place of the Dutch Reformed
Communicants. He took an inconspic
uous side pew and was one of perhaps
a hundred who listened to the sermon
by Dr. Robert H. Barr, of the Asso
ciated Reform Church of Newburg.
There was nothing in the sermon of a
political tinge, but the pastor. Rev. G.
D. Lydecker, who made the prayer, re
ferred to the candidate. He prayed:
'We ask Thee to specially bless Thy
servant whom we have with us, Thy
honored servant, fill him with wisdom
.nd power for the anxieties and fatigue
off the coming days and fill him with
hope and confidence in all Thy pur
poses concerning him and these peo
After the services the ministers and
nembers of the congregation pressed
j.bout Mr. Bryan to shake his hand.
PRJCE TWO CENTS— 4 „?:? T " A ™«
I FIVK CftCNTB.
A large party of wheelmen rode seven
teen miles from Hudson in the after
noon to see the candidate and were in
troduced by one of their members,
former District Attorney McCormick,
of Columbia county. Among the other
callers were A. B. Reeder, of New
York, who had known the Bryans in
the West, and B. Moody Boynton, of
Mr. Bryan's attention aws called to
day to a statement by the "president of
the Chautauqua assembly, contradict
ing the report that he would make a
speech there, and he said: "I shall not
speak there. Being interested in Chau
tauqua work, my wife and I will avail
ourselves of the opportunity to see the
parent association. The work of the
association is non-partisan and the
president is quite right In saying that
neither candidate should speak there
unless both are invited."
WHY HOKE SMITH RESIGNED.
Had Pledged Himself to Stand By
WASHINGTON, Aug. 23.— The news
that Secretary Hoke Smith had re
signed and that his resignation had
been accepted by the president created
a considerable stir in political circles
here today, although the probability
of Mr. Smith's retirement had been, in
a measure, anticipated ever since his
paper, the Atlanta Journal, declared
that it would support Bryan
and Sewall. Mr. Smith still declined
to discuss the subject today, but it is
known that the personal relations be
tween the president and Mr. Smith have
in nowise been disturbed. Mr. Smith's
resignation, his friends say, grew out
of differences with his chief on ques
tions of party policy and his delicate
desire not to embarrass the president
at such a time. Beyond the question
of his conception of party loyalty in
acquiescing in the will of the majority,
Mr. Smith during his campaign for the
gold standard in Georgia against ex-
Speaker Crisp had given a personal
pledge that he would, If defeated, sup
port the nominees of the convention.
As an honorable man his friends say
he felt it his duty to redeem that
pledge. He informed the president of
his position and intentions and to avoid
embarrassments placed his resignation
at his disposal. It Is said that Mr.
Cleveland remonstrated. The corre
spondence on the subject, If published,
would no doubt be very interesting,
but it is doubtful whether it will ever
be given out. It can be stated, how
ever, with great positiveness that the
step which Secretary Smith felt him
self compelled to take^has not in any
way affected the warm regard the
president and Mr. Smith entertained
for each other. There has been a good
deal of gossip about Mr. Smith's suc
cessor today. It seems altogether un
likely that John M. Reynolds, the as
sistant secretary, will be promoted. It
Is regarded as much more probable that
a new man will be selected, probably
from the Middle West, Indiana, Illi
nois or Missouri. The names of ex-
Gov. Francls.of Missouri; ex-Congress
man Bynum, of Indiana, and ex-Con
gressman Ben Cable, of Illinois, are
those around which gossip most per
sistently clings. All are pronounced
MATTER OF COURTESY.
State Senator Chase Explains Mr.
ALBANY, N. V.. Aug. 23.— Former
Senator Norton Chase, chairman of the
Democratic city committee, was asked
today whether he knew anything about
the story that Mr. Bryan was to be en
tertained by Senator Hill at Wolfert's
Roost while in Albany. Mr. Chase
said: "Yes. As a matter of personal
courtesy to the distinguished visitor to
Albany, Senator Hill, through the com
mittee, has invited Mr. -Bryan and his
wife and a few personal friends to dine
with him at Wolfert's Roost on Tuesday
afternoon, and Mr. Bryan has accepted
Asked whether Senator Hill would
preside at the meeting to be held in
City Hall square, when Mr. Brvan
makes a speech, Mr. Chase said: 'The
meeting is to be very simple in its
character and of brief duration. Mr.
Bryan will not speak for more than
half an hour, and possibly not longer
than twenty minutes. Almost immedi
ately after he finishes it will be neces
sary for Mr. Bryan to start for the
railroad station. The people will be
anxious only to hear the Democratic
candidate for president. No one could
address so large a multitude in advance
of Mr. Bryan with advantage, and
after he concludes his address it is
likely that every one will wish to shake
Mr. Bryan's hand, so there will be so
much confusion we think It impossible
to have a speaker follow him. While
the citizens of Albany are always de
lighted to hear the distinguished fellow
townsman. Senator Hill, the committee
of arrangements does not think it best
to ask Senator Hill to preside at this
Austrian Count Dead.
VIENNA. Aug. 23.— Report* received here
are to the effect that Count Szecsen de Tem
erin, grand marshal of the Austrian court, is
dead at Aussee.
Gretf terival Week.
State Pair and G. A. R. E
The Globe's Grand Offer I
fWT CAJ, HAVE IT
jivh HE SAYS HE WILL NOT TAKE
ITHE GUBERNATORIAL NOMI
QUEER SITUATION IN GOTHAM
STRONG PROSPECTS THAT HE WILL
BE NOMINATED IN SPITE OF
MILLER ON THE OUTSIDE.
He Will Ornament the Exterior o
the Breastworks- His 1 riends
SARATOGA. N. V., Aug. 23.-Thos
C. Piatt will probably be the nominee
of the Republican state convention for
governor of New York, unless he
can successfully combat a great and
growing sentiment that, progressing
day by day, has almost cea-ed to be a
matter that Mr. Piatt can control.
His name will be presented to the
convention, every other candidate will
withdraw and he will be nominated
without debate. A corespondent
showed this statement to Mr. Piatt
tonight. He thought for a few min
utes, ran his thin, almost effeminate
hand through his beard and said slow
ly and distinctly: "I am not a can
didate, and I do not want the office."
"But, Mr. Piatt, suppose that the
convention is stampeded for you? - '
"I don't think it will be. I do not
want the nomination. I prefer plain
citizenship, and I shall decline to stand
for the non-Jnation. I have told this
to all the persons who have spoken to
me about it."
It was, however, a significant fact
that tonight Edward Lauterbach and
Lemuel E. Quigg were working among
the delegates, and Mr. Platt had not
instructed them to desist. ExState
Senator Van Cott was also advocat
ing the nomination of Mr. Platt, and
he asserted that Mr. Platt. while
averse to the nomination, would take
it if the delegates offered it to him in
Lieut. Gov. Saxton said tonight: "In
my opinion the nomination will go to
Mr. Platt. The tide has been set that
way strongly, and I don't think Mr.
Platt can stop it."
Hamilton Fish, who Is a candidate
for governor, said: "If Mr. Platt will
stand for the nomination, I will with
draw and second it. I am for Mr
George W. Aldrich, who is also a
candidate for governor, Is credited
with making a similar statement, and
it is certain that if Mr. Piatt's name
Is presented all other candidates will
withdraw. Congressman Quigg said
tonight: "Mr. Piatt will be nominated
John Milholland, who is the leader
of the McKinley league, and a bitter
opponent of Mr. Piatt, said, when
asked what the attitude of his faction
of the party would be if Mr. Piatt were
nominated: "It would not be a proper
thing toi'aie to say'^t this time what
we shall do. I think from the looks
of things that Mr. Piatt will be nom
There was another story afloat to
night. It was that Mr. Platt would
allow the agitation in his behalf to
proceed until tomorrow night in order
to demonstrate his popularity among
the delegates and that then he would
cSH upon his lieutenants to withdraw
his name. There are many who be
lieve that this is so and that Mr. Piatt's
name will not go before the convention.
At a late hour Mr. Platt reiterated
his refusal. As If to emphasize this
latter view of the situation, Mr. Platt
said tonight: "Not only will I refuse
to accept the nomination, but I shall
not in any way interfere with the can
didates for governor. They must fight
it oirt themselves."
The state convention promises to be
full of interesting incidents, virile and
even vicious personal attacks and allu
sions and a breach in the party that
will probably lead to a third ticket.
If the reports be true, the state organ
izations will place Warner Miller on
the outside of the convention. It is
said tonight that Senator John Raines,
who made, the personal attack on Mr.
Miller in the meeting of the New York
state delegation at St. Louis, will be
the chairman of the committee sitting
in judgment upon Mr. Miller's claim.
Upon the report of the committee on
credentials in this convention, if it be
adverse to Mr. Miller, there will be a
fight in the convention, and if the con
vention acquiesces in such a decision,
it is said tonight by Mr. Miller's fol
lowers and the McKinley league that
there will be a separate convention.
Prior to the advent of the Platt boom
the candidates for governor made these
claims: George W. Aldrldge, 260; Janus
A. Roberts, 155; Hamilton Fish, 180;
Charles T. Saxton, 150; James W. Wads
worth, 50; Archibald S. Baxter. 40:
Fank S. Black, 19; T. E. Ellsworth. 9;
John W. Palmer, 23, and Warner Mill
The number of votes in the convention
is only 758, so that nobody has grossly
misrepresented the situation. The Mc-
Kinley league was not asleep while the
Platt boom was growing. Large plac
ards containing extracts from the re
port of the committee of twenty-five,
under the caption, "How Platt Carried
New York County," were posted on a
building directly facing the United
States hotel, where most of the politi
cians are stopping. These extract*
charged divers and sundry kinds of
political fraud, padding of enrollments
John Mulholland, who caused the
piacards to be erected, had a boy at
tempt to nail some near Mr. Piatt's
headquarters in the hotel, but the pro
prietor interfered. The preliminary ar
rangements for the convention include
the names of Congressman Frank
Block, of Troy, for temporary chair
man, and Timothy Woodruff, of Brook
lyn, for permanent chairman.
HEW SIMPLY RAN A WAV.
BUFFALO, N. V., Aug. 23.— The Ex
press today publishes the following:
Frederick Gordon Rew, the mlcsing Cor
nell student who disappeared two years ago
and was supposed to have re.l with foul play
at Ithaca, lias been heard from. He is en
one of the East India islands. His parents
in this city yesterday received a letter from
him. In this loiter young Rew states that
after leaving Cornell he wan to New York,
engaged passage on a cattle ship and worked
his way to Bordeaux, France. At that place
he secured employment with an electric firm
that was about to erect an electric plant in
Central America. He sailed from Honduras
in the early part of 1895, visiting Jamaica.
Martinique and Cuba, and then returned fo
Prance, where he contracted to look after
the electric machinery of a tramp trading
ship bound for the East Indies.
The vessel is due at Southampton the latter
part of this month, and Rew states that he
will leave the ship there and return home at
once. He has not se^n an American paper
since hie departure, and d!el not know that
a search was bUng made for him.