Newspaper Page Text
VOL. XIX.— NO. 240.
THE ST. PflrUL GLOBE.
THURSDAY, AUG. 27.
Weather for Today-
Fair and Warmc.
Pops Indorse the Fusion Ticket.
McKinley's Letter of Acceptance.
Tartar Defeats the Alfrlda.
Nushka 111 Disabled.
Centenarian Veteran Coming.
DoingH of G. A. R. Committees.
No Internrbnn Express Line.
News of Minneapolis.
Wisconsin Sound Money Convention.
Ames Running: Independent.
Prof. Laugrltlin on Silver.
Bryan's Westward Progres*.
Millers Take the Third and Last.
Hooalers Win Two.
Bines Defeat Brewers.
Yencedor Again the Loser.
Leagrue Re-Elects Dowling.
Bar Sliver «<! 5-Be.
(uxh Wheat in Chicago 55 7-Bc.
Bear Raid on B. & O.
News of the 'Northwest.
N. P. to Own Its Sleepers.
Wants of the People.
Murder Suspects Seek Habeas Corpus
Mayor Would Protect Ahem.
Aurora Park— Base Ball, 3.30.
Miunetonka — Yacht Races 2.30.
MOVEMENT OF STEAMSHIPS.
NEW YORK— Arrived: Aurania, Liverpool;
SOUTHAMPTON— Arrived: St. Paul, New
NEW YORK— Arrived: H. H. Meier, Brem
en. Sailed: Phoenicia, Hamburg; Paris,
Southampton: Weimar, Bremen; Majestic,
Liverpool; South wark, Antwerp; Yumurl,
And Warner Miller fell outside the
Mr. Lind is not running on a theo
logical platform, Tribune.
Senator Vilas has now told the coun
try what kind of a Democrat he is.
Mr. Cleveland has not invited Li
Hung Chang to go fishing with him.
Senator Hill is at least taking his
time about declaring for Mr. Bryan.
The orators of the campaign appear
to be overlooking the Monroe doctrine.
Tom Piatt Is still pulling the string
to everything Republican in New York.
The St. Paul base ball team is still
looking longingly for somebody it can
Mr. Watterson, the 2d of September
is coming right up the middle of the
St. Paul has an "ovation committee,"
which it is willing to lend Minneapolis
The tipple of the Patagonians is chi
chi, made of apples. It makes men
talk through their hats just like Bour
It costs $10, or ten days, to talk sil
ver on the streets of Minneapolis. The
same ought to be true of base ball in
The sultan of Zanzibar, Hamed Bin
Thwaln Bin Said, is dead. An extra
yard of tombstone will be put over
his grave to give that name proper
The fire which destroyed Ontonagon
originated in a swamp. Which calls at
tention anew to the fact that a swamp
is cither the wettest or the dryest place
in a community.
The fear that McKinley was not go
ing to accept is dissipated. He takes
the nomination with enthusiasm, as
shown by his letter of acceptance pub
Senator Pettigrew appears to have
taken the whole Populist dose. He has
accepted assignments, under the Pop
ulist national committee, to make
ppeeches in Illinois.
What blow will next fall in finance?
it-is stated on the authority of a Mex
ican, inspector of mints that the Mexi
can dollars iri circulation in this coun
try are counterfeits.
: Time brings some remarkable chang
es. The great dry goods house founded
by A. T. Stew-art, and out of which he
made millions, yesterday went into the
hands of an assignee.
Watson was to hare delivered sev
eral speeches in Minnesota, but he has
been called off to save Georgia. The
thanks of Minnesota are due to the
Populist national committee.
The telegraphic reports indicate
clearly that all the great leaders of the
Democratic party are delivering sledge
hammer blows for national honor in
the sound money conventions.
When it comes to roasting members
of their own party, the Republican
newspapers are about the worst mud
slingers in the country. The Minne
apolis Tribune is calling John Lind ev
erything except a common thief.
A collection of the names of the vari-
ous political parties in the United
States this year would fill a pretty
• large book. The silver forces in Michi
- v gan have resolved to place at the head
of their ticket the name "Democratic
People's Union Silver party."
The delegates to the convention of
the National League of Republican
Kbs visited the great Milwaukee '
weries yesterday morning. As a con
uenee when the hour for opening the
ventlon arrived the only people oc
cupying the seats allotted to the dele
gates were a half dozen ladies. These
fentences eloquently portray the situa-
THE SAINT PAUL GLOBE.
LlflD WED AGAIN
POPI'LISTS PITT HIM ON THE TUKET
WITH MAJ. BOWLKR AS RUN
HE ACCEPTS THE POSITION.
WILDLY EIDTHt SIASTIC CONVENTION
FN MINNEAPOLIS WHICH LASTED
KEYES FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL.
How the Mixed Ticket Looks— The
Programme Went Through
Without a Hitch,
THE FUSION TICKET.
Governor JOHN LIND, R.
Lieutenant Governor J. M. BOWLER, P.
Secretary of State J. J. HEINRICHS, D.
Treasurer ...ALEX M'KINNON. D.
Attorney General .J. A... KEYES, P
At Large —
JOHN DAY SMITH. R., Minneapolis.
JAMES DILLON. P., St. Paul.
First district ....THOMAS J. MEIGHAN, P.
Second .....WILSON BORST, D.
Third H. H. BONNIWELL, D.
Fourth JOHN- H. IVES, D.
Fifth SYLVESTER KELLIHER, P.
Sixth C. D'AUTREMONT, D.
Seventh H. P. BJORGE, P.
R., Republican; D., Democrat; P., Populist.
Fusion was the war cry at Minne
apolis yesterday in the state convention
of the People's party. The Democratic
candiates for state officers were in
dorsed, and the Populists themselves
filled in the vacant places according to
the programme mapped out by the con
ference committee some days ago.
There was absolute harmony at all
times in the convention, and the ru
mors of a bolt oh the part of the anti-
Owen faction were without foundation.
The chair, in making up the commit
tees, was careful that the dissenters,
who promised to make trouble when
the platform was presented for indorse
ment, were not represented on the com
mittee on resolutions. The Great Dis
satisfied from Dakota county was
heard from but twice during the day
and both times his voice was for peace.
One of the events of the evening^
and one that excited great enthusiasm,
was the nomination of Sylvester Kelli
her for elector, because "he was in Jail
with Debs." How the crowd did cheer,
and it was a scene not to be forgotten
when the delegates rose and cheered
Kelliher and the mention of the labor
leader's name. "
Chairman Ringdahl made an. excel
lent presiding officer. But for his de
termination, the convention which did
not adjourn until nearly midnight,
would have held an extra session to
day. There was no lack of unanimity
of sentiment on the great questions
brought up for consideration, but the
smaller issues, and the evident deter
mination of every county orator to
make himself a record in the gathering,
delayed the actual business of the con
vention many hours. The ill-feeling be
tween Hennepin and Ramsey was up
permost in the latter part of the even
ing, when the Hennepin county people
sought to deprive St. Paul of an elect
or which the other delegations were
willing should go to the Ramsey coun
ty aspirant without contention. St.
Paul won, however.
The reception given John Lind was
one of the striking events of the day.
No man, apparently, ever had the vot
ers of his party so absolutely at his
WORK IN DETAIL.
Chairman Meighan, of the state cen
tral committee, called the convention
to order at 11 o'clock, and proposed F.
M. Ringdahl of Polk county, for tempo
rary chairman, and S. M. Odell, of
Lyon county, for temporary secretary.
There was no opposition to this sug
gestion. Mr. Ringdahl made a brief
speech that pleased the delegates, on
taking the chair.
The convention then settled down to
business and the following committees
were appointed and retired for busi
Permanent Organization— C. D. Johnson
First congressional district; E. S. Reishus,
Second congressional district; James Hanna,
Third congressional district; E. W. Bonham
Fourth congressional district; L. D. Brown
Fifth congressional district; Kittle Halvor
sen, Sixth congressional district.
Credentials— O. H. Page, First congression
al district; L. D. Orwald, Second congres
sional district; C. N. Perkins, Third congres
sional district; Dan Barnard, Fourth con
gressional district; L. M. Ayes, Fifth con
gressional district: J. M. Weisenberg, Sixth
congressional district; T. F. Hatch, Seventh
Resolutions — J. I. Vermilyea, First congres
sional district; H. G. nay. First congressional
district; W. R. Hodges, Second congressional
district; F. M. Currier. . 3econd congressional
district: Ole Ranslund, Third congressional
district; Ilariisun. Third, .congressional
district: F. H. Clark, Fourth congressional
district; J. M. O'Orady. Fourth congressional
district; W. R. Dobbyn. Fifth congressional
district: J. H. Lidyard. Sixth congressional
district; F. D. Culver, Sixth congressional
district: T. C. Hodgson, Seventh congres
sional district; C. W." Smith, Seventh con
gressional district; Frank N. Stacy, of Min
neapolis, at large.
Judge Allen, of Kansas, and Francis
Clarke, Populist candidate for con
gress from the Fourth -district, were
called to the platform and each made
speeches that were heartily received.
The convention then adjourned until 2
Harmonia hall may be a good place
for social gatherings, but Is not adapt
ed for convention purposee, especially
when 844 delegates and : twice that
number of spectators seek admission.
During the morning; session the hall
was uncomfortably filled, but In the
afternoon the crush was unendurable.
Spectators escaped the eagle eyes of
the door ushers and invaded that por
tion of the hall set^part for delegates.
When Chairman Ringdahl rapped for
order at 2:30 not half the delegates
were seated and every vacant space on
the floor was filled. Finally the chair
man secured order and a motion to
vacate the floor, Yn order "that the"del
egations might be called forward, and
assigned places by the sergeant-at
arms was passed.-- ;•> ■ •■> .
There was so much confusion in the
hall that the work of seating the dele
gations dragged. Finally it was dis
covered there were not enough seats
even after spectators had been ban
ished to the galleries. Then Hennepin,
in a burst of generosity, offered»-to-va
cate the floor in favor of visiting dele
gates and was assigned a place in the
gallery at the end ftf .the, hall directly
opposite the stage. This move discon
certed the hundreds- of- persons- who
were packed in the gallery, and who
surrendered to the Hennepin delegation
with much reluctance. St. Louis coun
ty was shunted out, the stage shutting
off the view of a large «umbev f>f Jadveg
and political war horses who had ap
propriated to themselves choice places
in the rear of the chairman's desk.
WANTED SOME ORATORY:
When the delegations were finally
seated, and as the committee on creden
tials was not ready to report, Delegate
Lynch, of Hennepin, moved that J^H.
THURSDAY MORNING, AUGUST 27, 189 a.
Peck, candidate for congress from the
Third district be given a hearing. Mr.
Peck could not be found, however, and
there were loud calls for Ignatius Don
nelly. Hennepin wanted to hear from
Owen, and the audience cheered lustily.
A Dakota delegate insisted that the
regular order of business be proceeded
with. But pending the report of the
committee on credentials nothing was
done, and Delegate Aldrich, of Ramsey,
moved that E. E. Lommen, candidate
for congressin the Seventh district, be
extended a hearing. But Mr. Lommen
could not be found. Again Hennepin
called for Owen, but the chair refused,
to recognize the demand. Finally the
committee on credentials reported and
after Secretary Odell had read from
the report in a voice not heard beyond
the front row of seats for five minutes
the delegations became reckless and a
motion that only the number of votes
allowed each delegation be announced
was carried with a whoop. This ac
tion facilitated matters considerably
and the report was promptly adopted
without dissent. Eight counties were
Delegate Bowler wanted a speech
from Prof. Gould, but Delegate Wal
rath, of St. Paul, got the floor and
made a red hot speech demanding that
Owen and Donnelly be heard. All at
tempts to hiss down Walrath refused
to be squeched. "There has always
been a crowd of howlers in our con
ventions who refuse to recognize the
right of others. We want to hear
Owen, and are willing to hear Don
Again there was great confusion,
and Walrath was hooted and hissed
at but he" refused to yield the floor.
Finally a delegate from St. L.ouis coun
ty moved the regular order of business
and Walrath was forced to subside.
The report of the committee on per
manent organization, recommending
that the temporary officers be made
permanent, was then received and
Delegate McCracken, from Fillmore,
moved that all candidates for congress
present in the hall be invited to the
platform. As Mr. McCracken had been
conspicious in his motions and appeals
to the chair, walking up and down in
front of the platform, two motions from
Hennepin were presented, instructing
Mr. McCracken to take his seat. The
Fillmore county man grew defiant and
paced slowly up and down on the va
cant place in front of the stage, while
there were vigorous demands that the
sergeant-at-arms exercise his privilege
Some delegate under the Otter Tail
banner discovered Judge J. W. Willis
in the hall and moved that he be in
vited to the platform. The convention
agreed and the St. Paul gentleman
was duly escorted to a front seat
among the elect.
Then on motion the order of business
was slightly changed and pending the
arrival of the committee on resolutions
nominations for state officers were de
clared the next business of the con
S M. Owen then appeared on the
platform as spokesman for Lind Ther*
never was more noise in Harmonia hall
man when the candidate for congress
advanced to the front of the stage to
place in nomination the candidate for
governor. When the disturbance had
subsided Mr. Owen, speaking slowly
and earnestly, said:
There never was a time in the history of
the country when a union of the forces of
tne people was more necessary as today Ar
rayed against the people, and at war with
their rights are the millions of capital and
the corporations of the nation. We have
nothing to oppose to the foes that confront
us except masses of men. If we confine our
forces to Populists, our army is too small- if
confined to the rejuvenated Democrats they
alone are not strong enough; the silver Re
publicans, the Prohibitionists alone are help
less. But when we come together we have
strength sufficient to win our battle. It *s
for this union that I plead this afternoon.
And now I am to name a man who will as
cheerfully and ably do the will of the People's
party of Minnesota as any man in it, a man
who by reason of that balance in his noble
head will do all that in him lies to carry out
the wishes of the People's party, a man who
surrendered a high office because he could
no longer sit in congress and maintain his
self-respect; a man who told me that he was
in favor of labor organization; a man who
is not a seeker of office, but who was sought
out of his retirement for this occasion; a
man who is in sympathy with our move
ment to overthrow the powers and combines
that are despotic and despollers of the peo
ple; a man who will fulfill the obligations of
his oath and renew that lost art. the execu
tion of the laws of the state. Life will be
free and you will understand what it is to
have law executed In this state. We have
been denounced as anarchists by the powers
that be, but it is the man who neutralizes
the effect of the law by inaction or refusal to
enforce it, that is the anarchist, and not the
man who see 3 to it that the law is properly
and promptly executed — as will our candidate.
With this man we shall have a representa
tive in the state house of whom we shall be
proud. You all know of whom I speak. (Cries
of "Lind, Lind.") The man I speak of is
honest John Lind."
Then there was voceferous cheering,
and a delegate from Hennepin moved
the nomination be declared unanimous
by acclamation. This was carried with
much enthusiasm, and Messrs. Meig
han, Owen and Vermilyea were appoint
ed to notify Mr. Lind and escort him to
Pending the arrival of the guber
natlonal nominee, the regular order of
business was resumed and the com
mittee on resolutions reported as fol
Imbued with faith in the righteousness of
our cause, the People's party of Minnesota,
in third state conyention assembled, desirous
of preserving to ourselves and posterity the
blessings of peace, law and prosperity, here
with put forth the following declarations of
We pledge our unqualified allegiance to
the principles of our faith as expressed in
the national People's party platform adopted
at St. Louis, and to those noble standard
bearers of our national cause — William J.
Bryan and Thomas E. Watson.
We hail the union of the reform forces of
America under a common standard for a
common cause, as the great means of emanci
pation of the people and our country from
the money power and the allied forces of or
ganized greed, which have now obtained con
trol of the nation, and we welcome to our
ranks all who place patriotism above partisan
We demand the strict and Impartial enforce
ment of the laws, as applied to the most pow
erful interests as to the humblest citizen, and
believe that the government for and by the
people is possible only by enforcement of the
laws expressive of the welfare of the people.
We demand that all public officers be
placed on a salary basis, and that all fees
be paid into the publi* treasury, thereby pre
venting their use as a political corruption
fund, as now exemplified In the offices of the
oil inspector and surveyor general of logs.
We demand the election of the board of rail
way and warehouse commissioners by the
people and the enlargement of their powers
to the requirements of a fair, full and open
market and a just scale of railway and ele
We demand the taxation of railway lands
and commend the Anderson bill to that end
now before the people for ratification, and
we recommend the taxation of mineral lands
as other property.
We favor the principal of self-government as
expressed in the Initiative and referendum.
In the Interests of justice we demand the
repeal of the obnoxious struck jury law.
We demand retrenchment in the expendi
tures of the state, county and city government
in harmony with enforced economy in busi
ness and in the home.
We demand laws securing to labor prompt
payment of wages, and that the same be a
first lien on the property in which labor is em
We demand the establishment of state labor
employment agencies, and an amendment to
existing legislation by which miners and other
laborers engaged in hazardous occupations
shall receive the same protection now ac
corded to railway employee. We demand the
abolition of contract labor in state work, as
a saving to the public of large sums which
now go to contractors.
We condemn the gold standard political or
ganization and its corporate allies in their
systematic intimidation of employes and other
voters; as a menace to free government, ano"
we pledge the protection of our party to al l
citizens in the free exercise of the electora l
franchise. — F. N. Stacey,
— H. O. Day.
FOR LIEUT. GOVERNOR.
When nominations for lieutenant gov-
ernor were called for, Rev. G E. Walker
fiom Martin county, presented the name
of George N. Lanphere, of Moorhead.
Delegate" Dowe, of Renville,, nominated
MaJ. J. M. Bowler. It wa*"j easy to note
the major's popularity fo» the- dele
gations made a tremendous racket.
Then Ignatius Donnelly's popularity
with the crowd manifested* itself. He
rose in his place in the ' Dakota county
delegation and mounted a chair to name
his candidate. But delegates and gal
leries alike yelled "platform," and after
a brief hesitation, the sage mounted the
stage and made a brief and colorless
talk, reading the biography of D. F.
Aiken, of Dakota county.
C. B. Aldrich, of Ramsey, then played
upon the .sensibilities of the delegates
with a Star Spangled Banner speech,
saying that the results of the pres
sent campaign were of greater portent
to the people than the struggle of 1861
--65. The result of Delegate Aldrich's
oratory was well received for he nomi
nated. W. R. Prenderga»t, of St. Paul,
and Mr. Prendergast is a popular man
._.„,. MR. LIND ARRIVES.
Nominations were interrupted by the
introduction of John Lind, who, as he
mounted the platform* was greeted
with three rousing cheers. Mr. Lind
said in part:
This occasion is unprecedented In this
state. There was never before such a gath
ering for such a purpose. When .nominated
in this city in another convention a few
weeks ago, I was surprised. Though not
formally notified, I shall accept that nomi
nation. But I shall not accept as -a Democrat.
Neither, phall. I accept yours as a Populist,
nor as a Republican. But .as a citizen, I feel
called upon to face a stern duty. It is not
pleasant to turn one's back on party associa
tion and affiliations, but -the man who re
fuses to follow his conscience when he real
izes that his party is not in accord with the
rights and privileges of the masses, and de
clines to leave that party, is a coward. I
should be glad to serve the party iof which
I have been a member for many years; but
when it turned its back, on the principles
and Americanism, do you.- blame me for sev
ering my relations With that party. (Cries,
"No, you're all right") The issues that have
brought us together, that have rearranged
party lines, are based on the determination
of the 'producing classes to receive for them
selves that share of the benefits that are
now claimed and enjoyed by the non-pro
ducing classes. One of the questions now
pressing, and more vital than the money
question is, shall this be a government for
the people or for a single-, class? The one
affects only our pockets; the other, the in
tegrity of' the- nation and the freedom of the
people. Our enemies started ia with ridicule
and sneers, but they found that they could
accomplish nothing against this movement
by such methods. They called us anarch
ists. But if the farmers of this state, if
you and I and the intelligence in this audi
ence represent anarchy, where are we? Then
they tried bulldozing, but they have, found
that such tactics would not work. My
friends, it is as absolutely necessary that we
rid our state of such elements as it is that
we should drive foreign influences from the
administration of the affairs of the nation.
I will not say that all our state institutions
are poorly managed, but only recently the Re
publican auditor of the state was obliged to
call attention to the fact that all insitutions
are costing more to maintain than in previous
years, when the cost of all supplies was
greater than now. Then, our system of taxa
tion is defective. The ipresent laws were not
made with malice, but the neglect to enforce
those laws has been a scandal ' and a loss
to the state. Hundreds of thousands of dol
lars have been given away by special legis
lative acts. There is so much that tb wrong
and harmful in the administration of public
affairs that appears true. As has been charg
ed, I almost believe that the party in power
fears to lose its prestige lest an invee-iga
tion reveal a scandalous state of affairs.
IS NOT AN INFIDEL.
Mr. Lind then characterized as a
"damnable outrage" the publish"''
statement that he is an infidel. He did
not propose to discuss his religion in
public, and that publication showed
the desperation of the Republicans
when they made such personal issues
a part of the campaign.
The speaker promised to expose a
"damnable "condition of affairs" in the
northern part of the state' in connection
with swamp land grants. He charged
fraud and collusion on the part of high
officials and declared they were bound
to stand together to avoid exposure.
"The railroads need attention from
the People's party. Railroad rates
have increased in Southern Minnesota
frcm 10 to 20 per cent in the past ten
years, in spite of the claims of the com
panies that they have complied with
the laws regulating and reducing
In conclusion Mr. Lind said: "I
almost wish to God your selection had
fallen upon some other man. It is not
the responsibility of the campaign I
dread, but the responsibility of admin
istration. But I know you will give me
a good attorney general, and with his
assistance I can do my duty. I can
bring no money into this campaign,
but I will give you the best that in me
There was prolonged applause and
much cheering when Mr. Lind- re
turned, and the business of naming
candidates for lieutenant, governor was
resumed. A delegate from Nobles
county presented the name of J. 1.
Vernulyea, of Fillmore. Jackson coun
ty seconded Vernulyea and Rice sec
onded Bowler's nomination, and a del
egate from Watonwan also had a sec
onding voice for the Bird Island can
Douglas county presented the name
of R. J. Hall, of Stevens county as "the
strongest and staunchest- Populist in
the United States." Grant county sec
-As time was fleeting, the distin
guished guests removed, their presence
from the hall and some statesman
moved that nominating speeches be
limited to two minutes. This cut the lit
tle fellows who were loaded with maid
en efforts, but -expedited matters con
siderably. Freeman P. Dane, of Henne
pin, in a skyrocket effort came down
from the gallery and presented the
name of Prof. T. J. Caton, of Minne
apolis. Judge William Welch, of Hen
nepin, made the seconding speech.
R. A. Walsh, 15f Ramsey, -made a
stirring appeal, supporting M. R. Pren
dergast. He urged the necessity of
placing upon the ticket a candidate
from Ramsey. An Irishman, he said,
was necessary to add strength to the
An adjournment was then taken until
THE EVENING SESSION.
When the convention reassembled at
8 o'clock, .a vote on lieutenant governor
was ordered. Each delegation voted
through its chairman, and the result of
the first ballot was as follows:
Bowler ..:...:...... .318 Lanphere U6
Hall 57Vermilyea 73
Caton ..,- 193 —
Aiken 14 Total 869
Necessary to a choice, 43fc.
Hennepin'-s 161 votes were cast for
Caton, and Ramsex's -77 for Prender
gast. Hall's strength came almost en
tirely from the Seventh' district.
When the result 0$ ithe first ballot
was* announced, a second was ordered.
Then Mr. Caton mounted the platform
and withdrew from the contest. There
were loud cries of disapproval, but Mr.
Caton remained firm, declaring he did
not withdraw, in favor of any candi
date. Ignatius Donnelly withdrew Mr
Aiken's name and seconded the nomi
nation of Maj. Bowler.
The second ballot showed many
changes in the vote in Maj. Bowler's
favor. After Hennepin cast 139 bal
lots for the Renville, county man, his
nomination was assured- and further
call ttf the roll was suspended and Maj,
Bowler unanimously declared the can
didate. Maj. Bowler responded with a
short speech that was well received.
Freeman Lane, of Hennepin, moved
that the- Democratic candidate for sec
retary' of state, Julius J. Helnrichs, be
nominated by acclamation. The mo
tion was carried.
On motion of Delegate O'Brien, of
Crookston, Alex McKinfton, Democratic
Continued on Fifth Fuse.
PCS LEJiGTfIY YES
REPUBLICAN NOMINATION FORMAL
LY ACCEPTED BY THE LITTLE
THREE DOMINANT ISSUES
SILVEIR, PROTECTION AND RECI
PROCITY ARE THfi PROBLEMS
TO BE SOLVED.
COINAGE GIVEN PLACE OF HONOR.
One-Third of the Long Formal Let
ter Devoted to the Follies of
CANTON, 0., Aug. 26.— Maj. McKin
ley's letter of acceptance was issued
today. It is as follows:
Hon. John M. Thurston and Others, Mem
bers of the Notification Committee of the Re
publican National Convention — Gentlemen: In
pursuance of the promise made to your com
mittee when notified of my nomination as the
Republican candidate for president, I beg to
submit this formal acceptance of that high
honor, and to consider in detail the questions
at issue in the pending campaign. Perhaps
this might be considered unnecessary, in view
of my remarks on that occasion, and those I
have made to the delegations that have visit
ed me since the St. Louis convention, but in
view of the momentous importance of the
proper settlement of the issues presented, on
our future prosperity and standing as a na
tion, and considering only the welfare and
happiness of our people, I should not be con
tent to omit again calling attention to the
things that, in my opinion, vitally affect our
strength and position among the governments
of the world and our morality, integrity and
patriotism as citizens of that republic, which,
for a century past, has been the best hope
of the world and the inspiration of mankind.
We must not now prove false to our own
high standards in government, nor unmind
ful of the noble example and wise precepts of
the fathers, or of the confidence and trust
which our conduct in the past has always in
THE FREE COINAGE OF SILVER.
There Is presented to the American people
this year a clear and direct issue as to our
monetary system, of vast importance in its ef
fects, and, upon the right settlement of
which rests largely the financial honor end
prosperity of the country. It is proposed by
one wing of the Democratic party and its al
lies, the People's and Silver parties, to in
augurate the free and unlimited coinage of sil
ver by independent action on the part of
the United States at a ratio of 16 ounces of
silver to 1 ounce of gold. The mere declara
tion of this purpose is a menace to our finan
cial and industrial interests, and has already
created universal alarm. It involves great
peril to the credit and business of the country,
a peril so grave that conservative men every
where are breaking away from their old
party associations and uniting with other
patriotic citizens in emphatic protest against
the platform of the Democratic national con
vention as an assault upon the faith and !
honor of the government and the welfare of !
the people. We have had few issues in the i
lifetime of- the republic more serious than the I
one which is thus presented.
NO BENEFIT TO LABOR.
The character of the money which shall
measure our values and exchanges and set- j
tie our balances with one another and with '
the nations of the world is of such primary i
importance and so far reaching in its conse
quences as to call for the most painstaking
investigation, and at the end a sober and an
unprejudiced judgment at the polls. We must
not be misled by phrases nor deluded by
false theories. Free silver would net mean
that silver dollars were to be freely had with
out cost or labor. It would mean the free
use of the mints of the United States for the
few who are owners of silver bullion, but
would make silver coin no freer to the many
who are engaged in other enterprises. It
would not make labor easier, the hours of
labor shorter or the pay better. It would not
make farming legs laborious or more profit
able. It would not start a factory or make
a demand for an additional day's labor. It
would create no new occupations. It would
add nothing to the comfort of the masses the
capital of the people, or the wealth of the
nation. It seeks to introduce a new measure
of value, but will add no value to the thing
measured. It would not conserve values. On
the contrary, it would derange all existing
values. It would not revive business confid
ence, but its direct effect would be to de
stroy the little which yet remains.
WHAT IT MEANS.
The meaning of the coinage plank adopted
at Chicago is that any one may take a quan
tity of silver bullion, now worth 53 cents to
the mints of the United States, have it coined
at the expense of the government and receive
for it a silver dollar, which shall be legal
tender for the payment of all debts, public
and private. The owner of the silver bul
lion would get the silver dollar. It would
belong to him and nobody else. Other people
would get it only by their labor, the products
of their land or something of value. The bul
lion owner, on the basis of present values
would receive the silver dollar for 53 cents
worth of sliver and other people would be re
quired to receive it as a full dollar in the
payment of debts. The government would get
nothing from the transaction. It would bear
the expense of coining the silver and the
community would suffer loss by its use.
THE DOLLARS COMPARED.
We have coined since 1876 more than four
hundred millions of silver dollars, which are
maintained by the government at parity with
gold and are a full legal tender for the pay
ment of all debts, public and private. How
are the silver dollars now in use different
from those which would be in use under free
coinage? They are to be of the same weight
and fineness; they are to bear the same stamp
of the government. Why would they not be
of the same value? I answer: The silver
dollars now in use »ere coined on account of
the government, and not for private account
or gain, and the government has solemnly
agreed to keep them as good as the best dol
lars we have. The government bought the
silver bullion at its market value and coined
it into silver. Having exclusive control of
the mintage it coins only what it can hold
at a parity with gold. The profit representing
the difference between the 'commercial value
of the sliver bullion and the face value of
the silver dollar goes to the government for
the benefit of the people. The government
bought the silver bullion contained in the
silver dollar at very much less than its coin
age value. It paid it out to its creditors and
put it in circulation among the people at its
face value of one hundred cents or a full
dollar. It required the people to accept it as
a legal tender, and is thus morally bound to
maintain it at a parity with gold, which was
then, as now, the recognized standard with
us and the most enlightened nations of the
world. The government having issued and
circulated the silver dollar, it must in honor
protect the holder from loss. This obliga
tion it has so far sacredly kept. Not only is
there a moral obligation, but there is a legal
obligation, expressed in public statute, to
maintain the parity.
THEY COULD NOT BE KEPT AT PAR.
These dollars, in the particulars I have
named, are not the same as the dollars which
would be issued under free coinage. They
would be the' same in form but different in
value. The government would have no part
in the transaction except to coin the silver
bullion into dollars. It would share in no
part of the profit. It would take upon itself
no obligation. It would not put the dollars
into circulation. It could only get them as
any citizen could get them, by giving some
thing for them. It would deliver them to
those who deposited the silver and its con
nection with the transaction would there end.
Such are the silver dollars which would be
issued under free coinage of silver at a ratio
of 16 to 1. Who would then maintain the
parity? What would keep them at par with
gold? There would be no obligation resting
upon the government to do it. and if there
were, it would be powerless to do it. The
simple truth is, we would be driven to a sil
ver basis — to silver monometallism. These
dollars, therefore, would stand upon their
real value. If the free and unlimited coinage
of silver, at a ratio of sixteen ounces of sliver
to one ounce of gold, would, as some of its
advocates assert make 53 cents in silver
worth 100 cents and the silver dollar equal to
the gold dollar, then we would have no cheap
er money than now, and it would be no easi
er to get. But that such would be the re
sult is against reason and is contradicted by
experience in all times and in all lands. It
means that debasement of our currency to
the amount of the difference between the
commercial and coin value of the silver dol
lar, which is ever changing, and the effect
would be to reduce property values, entail
untold financial loss, destroy confidence, im-"
Dair the obligations of existing contracts,
'urther Impoverish the laborers and producers
■'f the country, create a panic of unparalleled
severity and inflict upon trade and commerce
PRJCE TWO CENTS-] rf^FftgS .
a deadly blow. Against any such policy I
am unalterably opposed.
Bimetallism cannot be secured by independ
ent action on our part. It cannot be obtained
by opening our mints to the unlimited coin
age of the silver of the world at a ratio of
16 ounces of silver to 1 ounce of gold, when
the commercial ratio is more than 30 ounce
of silver to 1 ounce of gold. Mexico and
China have tried the experiment. Mex
ico has free coinage of silver and gold at a
ratio slightly in excess of 16& ounces of sil
ver to 1 ounce of gold, and, while her mints
are freely open to both metals at that ratio,
not a single dollar in gold bullion is coined
and circulated as money. Gold has been driv
en out of circulation in these countries, and
they are on a silver basis alone. Until an
international agreement is had, it is the plain
duty of the United States to maintain the gold
standard. It. is the recognized and sole stand
ard of the great commercial nations of the
world with which we trade more largely than
any other. Eighty-four per cent of our for
eign trade for the fiscal year 1895 was with
gold standard countries and our trade with
other countries was settled on a gold basis.
WE NOW HAVE MORE SILVER THAN
Chiefly by means of legislation during and
since 1878 there has been put in circulation
more than $624,000,000 of silver or Its repre
sentative. This has been done in the honest
effort to give to silver, if possible, the same
bullion and coinage value and encourage the
concurrent use of both gold and silver as
money. Prior to that time, there had been
less than $9,000,000 of silver coined in the en
tire history ot the United States, a period of
eighty-nine years. This legislation secures
the largest use of silver consistent with
financial safety and the pledge to maintain
its parity with gold. We have today more
silver than gold. This has been accomplished
at times with grave peril to the public
credit. The so-called Sherman law sought
to utilize all the silver product of the United
States for money at its market value. From
1890 to 1893 the government purchased 4.500,
--000 ounces of silver a month, or 54,000,000
ounces a year. This was one-third the pro
duct of the world and practically all of this
country's product. It was believed by those
who then and now favor free coinage that
such use of silver would advance its bullion
value to its coinage value, but this expecta
tion was not realized. In a few months, not
withstanding the unprecedented market for
the silver produced in the United States,
the price of silver went down very rapidly,
reaching a lower point than ever before.
Then, upon the recommendation of President
Cleveland, both political parties united in
the repeal of the purchasing clause of the
Sherman law. We cannot with safety en
gage in further experiments in this direction.
THE DOUBLE STANDARD.
On the 22d of August, 1891, in a public
address, I said: "If we could have an in
ternational ratio which all the leading na
tions of the world would adopt, and tht* true
relation be fixed between the two metals and
all agree upon the quantity of silver which
should constitute a dollar, then silver would
be as free and unlimited in its privileges of
coinage as gold is today. But that we have
not been able to secure, and with the free
and unlimited coinage of silver adopted In
the United States at the present ratio, we
would be still further removed from any in
ternational agreement. We may never be able
to secure it. if we enter upon the isolated
coinage of silver. The double standard im
plies equality at a ratio and that equality can
only be established by the concurrent law of
nations. It was the concurrent law of nations
that made the double standard ; it will require
the concurrent law of nations to reinstate
and sustain it."
IT FAVORS THE USE "OF SILVER MONEY.
The Republican party has not been and is
not now opposed to the use of silver money,
as its record abundantly shows. It has done
all that could be done for its increased use
with safety arra honor by the United States,
acting apart from other governments. There
are those who think that it has already gone
beyond the limit of financial prudence. Surely
we can go no further and we must not permit
false lights to lure us across the danger
We have much more silver in use than
any country in the world except India or China
—$500,000,000 more than Great Britain; $150,
--000,000 more than France; $400,000,000 more
than Germany; $325,000,000 less than India,
and $125,000,000 less than China. The Re
publican party has declared in favor of an
international agreement, and if I am elected
president it will be my duty to employ all
proper means to promote it. The free coinage
of silver in this country would defer, if not
defeat, international bimetallism, and until
an international agreement can be had, every
interest requires us to maintain our present
standard. Independent free .coinage of silver
at a ratio of 16 ounces of stiver to 1 ounce of
gold would insure the speedy contraction of
the volume of our currency. It would drive
at least 500,000.000 of gold dollars, which we
now have permanently, from the trade of the
country, and greatly decrease our per capita
circulation. It is not proposed by the Re
publican party to take from the circulating
medium of the country any of the silver we
now have; on the contrary, it is proposed to
keep all of the silver money now in circula
tion on a parity with gold, by maintaining
the pledge of the government that all of it
shall be equal to gold. This has been the
unbroken policy of the Republican party since
1878. It has inaugurated no new policy. It
will keep in circulation and as good as gold
all of the silver and paper money which are
now included in the currency of the country.
It will maintain their parity. It will preserve
their equality in the future, as it has al
ways done in the past. It will not consent
to put this country on a silver basis, which
would inevitably follow independent free coin
age at a ratio of 16 to 1. It will oppose the
expulsion of gold from our circulation.
FARMERS AND LABORERS SUFFER
If there is any one thing which should be
free from speculation and fluctuation it is
th 6 money of a country. It ought never to
be the oubject of mere partisan contention.
When we part with our labor, our products
or our property, we should receive in return
money which is as stable and unchangeing in
value as the Ingenuity of honest men can
make it. Debasement of the currency means
destruction or values. No one suffers so
much from cheap money as the farmers and
laborers. They are the first to feel its bad
effects acd the last to recover from them.
This has been the uniform experience of all
countries, and here, as elsewhere, the poor
and not the rich are the greater sufferers
from ev-sry attempt to debase our money.
It would fall with alarming severity upon
Investments already made; upon Insurance
companies and policy holders; upon savings
banks and their depositors; upon building
and loan associations and their members;
upon the savings of thrift; upon pensioners
and their families; and upon wage-earners
and the purchasing power of their wages.
UNLIMITED IRREDEEMABLE PAPER
The silver question is not the only Issue
affecting our money in the pending contest.
Not content with urging the free coinage of
silver, its strongest champions demand that
our paper money shail be issued directly by
the government of the United States. This
is the Chicago Democratic declaration. The
St. Louis People's declaration is that "our
national money shall be issued by the gen
eral government only, without the interven
tion of banks of issue, by full legal tender
for the payment of all debts, public and pri
vate," and be distributed "direct to the peo
ple and through lawful disbursements of the
Thus in addition to the free coinage of the
world's silver we are asked to enter upon an
era of unlimited irredeemable paper currency.
The question which was fought out from 1865
to 1879 is thuß to be reopened with all its
cheap money experiments of every conceiva
ble form foisted upon us. This indicates a
most startling reactionary policy, strangely
at variance with every requirement of sound
finance; but the declaration shows the spirit
and purpose of those who, by combined ac
tion, are contending for the control of the
government. Not satisfied with the debase
ment of our coin, which inevitably follows
the free coinage of silver at 16 to 1, they
would still further degrade our currency and
threaten the public honor by the unlimited
issue of an irredeemable paper currency. A
graver menace to our financial standing and
credit could hardly be conceived, and every
patriotic citizen should be aroused to prompt
ly meet and effectually defeat It.
IN THE HIGHEST DEGREE REPREHEN
It is a cause for painful regret and solici
tude that an effort is being made by those
high In the counsels of the allied parties to
divide the people of this country into classes
and create distinctions among us which in
fact do not exist and are repugnant to our
form of government. These appeals to the
passion and prejudice are beneath the spirit
and intelligence of a free people, and should
be met with stern rebuke by those they are
sought to influence, and I believe they will
be. Every attempt to array class against
class, "the classes against the masses," sec
tion against section, labor against capital,
"the poor against the rich." or Interest
against interest in the United States, is in
the highest degree reprehensible. It is op
posed to the national Instinct and interest,
and should be resisted by every citizen.
We are not a nation of classes, but of
sturdy, free, independent and honorable peo
ple, despising the demagogue and never cap
itulating to dishonor. This never-recurring
effort endangers popular government and is
a menace to our liberties. It is not a new
Continued on Eighth Pag-e.
TAKTAfI & VflflUflA
MINNEAPOLIS BOATS WINNERS Itf
THE INITIAL RACES AT MINNE
AGAIN A STRONG GALE,
RACES SAILED UNDER DOl BLQ
REEFS IN WEATHER SUITING
THE MINNEAPOLIS SLOOP.
NUSHKA THIRD WAS DISABLED.
Compelled to Withdraw From the
Content Before It Was a
Tartar and Veruna. the Minnetonka
sloop and cat boat, were the winners of
the big interlake yacht race at Minne
tonka yesterday, although the Nushka
had the misfortune to break down after
the race was a third over and had to
pull out with a parted forestay. Amid
the deafening toots of numerous steam
boats, the wild yells of a big crowcj
and the firing of guns, Tartar fairly
jumped across the finish line, a winner*
by seven minutes over the champion*
of White Bear.
The wind blew almost as strong as
on Tuesday, and all boats were com
pelled to take two or more reefs. The*
water was not quite as rough as or*
the day previous, but the wind, which,
blew west by northwest gave the sail
ors all they wanted to do to keep right
side up. Every man was drenched be
fore the boats had been out five min
utes. Alfrida had been thoroughly re
paired and was in excellent trim. The
sloops were started by the gun from
the Judges' boat at exactly 2:55. Al
frida made the best start. Tartar had
monkeyed around the club house a lit
tle too long, and was handicapped by,
about nineteen seconds, Alfrida cross
ing the line almost on the report of the
gun. The two crack sloops were off
before one could hardly realize it, and
though they were sailing right into
the teeth of the wind they tore through,
the water at a terrific rate. The gen
eral opinion was that Tartar would
have a very hard time overcoming the
lead gained by Alfrida in the start, but
it was not to be so. Alfrida was mov
ing much faster than the Minnetonka
boat, but It soon became apparent that
she was «omg so rrom the ract that she
was running off the wind more than
was Tartar. The latter held right up
into the teeth of the "wind, and soon
Alfrida, although ahead, was so far to
leeward that when the boats came
about it was easy to be seen that Tar
tar had a slight lead. As Alfrida came
about for the first time Tartar bora
down directly upon her, and being on.
the starboard tack had the right oi
way. Alfrida .was, of course, forced to
come about in a hurry to avoid a col
lision. She lost much headway by this
While these two sloops were doing
their preliminary fighting, the cat boats
were started. At 3 o'clock the gun was
fired. Nushka had been too ambitious
and crossed the line a second before the
explosion. She had to come about
and try it over again, but she did not
lose much, since the Varuna could not
round the starting bouy on the tack,
she was then on. And so it happened
that both boats had to make a second
attempt at a start. The result was
that Nushka lost forty-five seconds and
Varuna followed twenty seconds after
wards. The race was now on in all
quarters, and it must be frankly statecj
that the first leg* was the only really
exciting part, since, after that had
been sailed, the Minnetonka boats were
so far in the lead as to eliminate close
competition. But that first leg, the run
to windward to the Crystal bay bouy,
was one which will not soon be forgot
ten by the yachting cranks who saw
it. The cat boats ran as if they were
tied together. For half the length o£
the course they were not more than a
boat's length apart.
The Tartar began to gain rapidly over
the Alfrida after their little encounter,
and when off the lower end of Big
island, was fully two hundred yards
ahead. At the same point Varuna be
gan to pull slightly away from Nush
ka. The Tartar rounded the first bouy
at 3:12:30, having made the run to wind
ward in 17 minutes and 15 seconds.
It was two and one-half minutes later
before Alfrida, which had started first,
rounded the first bony and chased down
the lake like mad after her bifurcated
rival. It was a continual chase after
that all the way through the race,
with Tartar slowly, but surely increas
ing the lead.
When the two cat boats had finished
the hard windward run and rounded
the first bouy, it was seen that Varuna
had made a gain of 3 minutes and i
seconds, thus covering her time allow
ance of 1 minute and 42 seconds, which
she had to give to Nushka.
The boats remained in the same rel
ative positions up the third leg of th«
course to the home buoy, which Tartar
rounded at 3:28:08. Alfrida was still
two and one-half minutes behind. On
the second run to windward Nushka
had her mishap. The strain was toe
great and her fore-stay parted, letting
the sail flutter about like a loose bag,
There was no remedy and she simply
had to pull out of the race. Varuna'*
skipper, after some hesitation, decided
to sail over the course alone anyway.
All interest was now centered In Tartar
When the home buoy was reached a
second time Tartar was 5 minutes 18
seconds in the lead. Alfrida was al
most a leg behind. The third and last
round did not Improve her condition,
although as soon as she struck free
work again, she changed her little
storm jib for a full grown one and this
made some Improvement.
The judges' boat now churned around
to position at the home buoy to take
the time of the finish. Tartar rounded
the last buoy at the lower end of the
lake, and with her sails stretched till
it seemed as though they would split,
came rushing home. When she crossed
the line a winner by 7 minutes and 24
seconds and also a breaker of the Min
netonka record, there was a scene of
enthusiasm that has never been
equalled at the Minnetonka club house.
Men and women shouted themselves
hoarse and the steamboats had a little
steam pandemonium on the side. Al
frida was given a salute when she
crossed in her turn, but there was a
damp, sad air about her crew that did
not encourage enthusiasm. Varuna
finished a few minutes later, her time
The White Bear people are praying
for a light wind today, for they think
that Alfrida will stand a much better
show under those conditions than she
did yesterday when half the attention
of her skippers had to be given to pre
vent a capsize. There was a general
criticism of the way the crew of the
Alfrida was distributed, all the weight
being in her stern, seeming to form a