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VOL. XIX.—NO. 248.
THE ST. PflrUL GLOBE.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 4.
Weather for Today-
Fair and Warmer.
• PAGE 1.
Palmer Nominated for President.
Doluks of Indianapolis Convention.
Eiit-nuinmcnt Next Year at Buffalo.
Work, of Encampment Begun,
Gen. Walker's Atldress.
Adjutant General's Report.
Reports of Other Otlicials.
Millers Find the Hoosiers Easy.
Gold liiiK* Forfeit to Brewers.
Detroit Defeated at Mankato.
Men Who Wear Medals.
Market Hall Camp Ftres.
Ladies Re-elect Mrs. Hirst.
W. R. C. Convention lieg-ins.
Many Happy Reunions.
Odd Bits of Encampment Talk.
Receptions hy the Score.
Roster of Veterans in Camp.
50,000 at the State Fair.
Mill*- Lacs Wins the Prize.
Guards at the State Fair.
News of Minneapolis.
Lawler Inilorses Palmer.
Bar Silver (JO 1-ic.
Cash Wheat In < hi caff o 56 l-2c.
Stocks Feverish and Weak,
Wants of the People.
Street Car and Train Crash.
Trouble Over McDonong-h's Death.
Grand—Woman in Black, 8.15.
Aurora Park—Base Ball ."...'JO.
University and Grotto—Pompeii, 8.
AVildwood—Free Vaudeville Sports.
Camp Mason—Salute, Sunrise.
Camp Fire 8.
Fort Snelling—Excursion 1.
White Bear—Excursion 1.
West Side Opera—Camp Fire 8.
Market Hall— Camp Fire 8.
MOVEMENT OF STEAMSHIPS.
NEW YORK—Arrived: Werkendam, Rot
terdam. Sailed: Normannia, Hamburg;
LIVERPOOL—Arrived: Belgenland, Phila
QUEENSTOWN-Salied: Britannic, New
LONDON—Arrived: Manitoba, New York.
HONG KONG—Sailed: Empress of India
Mr. Chang is attracting much less
attention since his coffin was sent
How slow some people are! Senator
Butler has not yet notified Tom Wat-
Bon of his nomination.
Mr. Bryan appears to have troubles
right near home. Miss Laura Willson,
a niece of his, has eloped.
What is going to happen next in pol
itics? A Democratic McKinley club,
100 strong, has been formed at Gales
Somebody down East has invented
paper socks and stockings. They will
probably not succeed woolens in De
Senator Gorman is about to discover
that in tobogganing one moves very
swiftly to his goal without feeling that
he is moving fast.
Kentucky appears to be enjoying a
boom of the old kind. A fight over a
game of cards there yesterday resulted
In death to four men.
The orders of gold from Europe have
reached $20,000,000. Let the yellow
etream continue to flow this way. Un
cle Sam can stand it.
The oyster season is here, and it is
seasonable to remark that one of the
most commendable characteristics of
the oyster is his mumness.
Rioting has ceased in Constantinople,
end the sultan's head is safe. This
is not particularly pleasing news, how
ever, to the civilized world.
And still the jingle of gold
moving toward * American coffers is
heard. A New York firm yesterday i
ordered $2,000,000 from London.
Nickel, which sold a few years ago i
at $4 a pound. Is now selling at 27
cents. Should our sliver friends not
see to it that nickel's price is kept
Poet Laureate Austin threatens to
write another poem. The British are
a long-suffering people, and deserve
the sympathy "of the nations of the
The civil service commission, with
"ghoulish glee," has told all federal of
fice holders they will be prosecuted if
they contribute anything for campaign
Sarah Bernhardt's new play, "Plants
Exotic," will be of deep interest to
Americans, because It deals with the
marriage of our heiresses to titled
The Omaha World-Herald drifted
from 18-to-l-ism immediately after
William J. Bryan left its service. The
Omaha paper i 3 now for free coma-re
at 25 to 1.
Is Mr. Bryan going to fellow the ex
ample of P. Wat Hardin and Flide off
the platform? The Chicago candidate
says all the pla***orrn need not be ac
cepted by Democrats.
THE SAINT PAUI^GXOBE.
NOMINATED FOR PRESIDENT BY NA_
TIONAL DEMOCRATS OX THE
BUCKNER FOR THE PLACE.
THE TICKET COMPLETED WITHOUT
EVEX THE FORMALITY OF A
HONEST MONEY PLATFORM.
RECEIVED WITH APPLAUSE AXD
ADOPTED WITHOUT DEBATE
OLD SECTIOXAL ISSUE BURIED.
Heroes of tlie Bine and Gray United
Now to Save the Nation's
For Pre»ident, - John M, Palmer.
For Vice President, - - - -
- - - Simon Boliver Buckner.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Sept. 3.—John
M. Palmer, of Illinois, and Simon Boli
var Bucknei*. of Kentucky, two white
haired veterans of the war, rival com
manders of the blue and gray, were
nominated, today by the National
Democratic party for president and
vice president respectively, on a brief
but emphatic platform which repudi
ates the doctrines enunciated by the
Chicago convention, indorses President
Cleveland and his administration in
glowing terms, declares for the gold
standard, tariff for revenue only, liberal
shipping laws, currency reform, civil
service and economy in public expend
itures. The spirit that animated the
convention was contained in this de
claration of the platform:
The Democratic party has survived
many defeats but it could not survive
a victory, won in behalf of the doctrine
and policy proclaimed in its name at
Now, in the language of Mr.
Hammond, of Louisiana, this conven
tion has placed in the hands of other
nominees their banner and bade them
fling it forth "skyward and seaward
high and wide."
The real work of the convention was
soon transacted when it was reached
but the delay in reporting the platform
gave opportunity for a series of elo
quent and stirring speeches. The at
tendance was larger than on yester
day and the enthusiasm was great.
Col. W. C. P. Breckinridge, the famous
Blue Grass orator, DeWitt C. Warner,
of New York; H. A. Hammond, of
Georgia; F. W. Lehman, of Missouri;
W. D. Bynum, of Indiana, and Con
troller of the Currency Eckels, of Ill
inois, were in turn called to the stand
and stirred the enthusiasm to a high
When the platform was at last
brought in, shortly before 2 o'clock,
after the convention had been in ses
sion three hours, it was read amid an
almost continuous storm of applause
and was adopted unanimously without
a word of debate.
When the nominations for president
were called for, it was apparent that
Palmer would be nominated over his
protest, as the opposition to Bragg had
concentrated upon him. These two
names were the only ones presented
to the convention. It was known that
a message from President Cleveland
had reached the "convention that he
could not entertain for a moment the
suggestion of his own nomination, and
his decision was at once accepted as
final. Before the states were called
SENATOR DONELSON CAFFERY OF LOUISIANA,
Permanent Chairman Democratic National Sound Money Convention.
for nominations, Henry Watterson was
taken out of the lists by Mr. Carroll,
of* Louisville, who,-from the platform,
conveyed to the convention a message
from the Kentucky editor in his re
treat in the mountains of Switzerland.
Mr. Watterson, Mr. Carroll said, four
days after the Chicago convention had
cabled. that other candidates must be
named or the Democracy was lost.
Later he said he did not want the
honor, but that if no one else could be
found to take command, he would not
FRIDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 4, 189 ii.
ask others to go where he would not
lead. Now that others were ready to
accept, he preferred to do battle in the
Kilbourn, of Michigan, placed Sena
tor Palmer In nomination, and there
was a series of seconding speeches.
Burr W. Jones, of Wisconsin, nomi
nated Gen. Bragg. "The hero of fifty
battles and the commander of the Iron
Brigade." Illinois waited until all the
other states had been called, then
Judge Moran, of Chicago, took the
stand and said they had recognized
ffom the first that Senator Palmer was
the man to lead the fight. But he had
sealed their lips. After seeing the
temper of the convention, however,
he said Illinois was compelled to join
hands with her sister states in urging
The roll call immediately developed
the overwhelming majority in favor
of Senator Palmer, but it proceeded
to the end, Palmer receiving "i^T\i>
votes and Bragg 124%. At Its conclu
sion the commander of the Iron Bri
gade mounted a chair and in a brief
but graceful speech moved that the
nomination be made unanimous, and
pledged tht he and Wisconsin, in the
coming battle, would be where brave
soldiers should always be, nearest the
flashing of the guns. He was given
three hearty cheers and Gen. Palmer
was declared the nominee amid an
enthusiastic demonstration, during
which the state guidons were carried
about the hall in the wake of the
standard of Illinois.
There never was any doubt about
Gen. Buckner's nomination for vice
president, except while his nomina
tion was being talked of for president.
When Chairman Caffery instructed the
secretary to call the states for nomi
nations for vice president, the latter
called but one state, "Kentucky," and
t.X band struck up "My Old Kentucky
Home." William F. Broder, of Rus
sellville, Ky., placed Gen. Buckner's
name formally before the convention,
and the nomination was forthwith
After the convention had adjourned
Senator Palmer succombed. He said
he would accept. He had never yet
failed to respond to the call of duty,
he said, and he could not do so now,
with such a cause at stake.
Some Delay Before the Platform Was
Permanent Chairman Caffery ap
peared on the stage at exactly 11
o'clock, the hour to which the conven
tion adjourned, and was given a round
of applause. When Gen. Buckner, of
Kentucky, entered, the convention rose
to its feet and gave him three cheers.
The enthusiasm created by his en
trance had not subsided when the
crowd caught sight of the striking
head and shoulders of Col. Breckin
ridge, as he elbowed his way to his seat
in the Kentucky delegation. Imme
diately cries of "Breckinridge, Breck
inridge," came from all parts of the
hall. The galleries rose en masse and
craned their necks to catch a glimpse
of the silver-tongued orator from the
Blue Grass state. But amid the cheers,
applause and cries, sharp, sibilant
hisses could be heard. Col. Breckin
ridge bowed profoundly in acknowledg
ment of the compliment paid him.
Several times the cries and cheers for
the Kentuckian were renewed. Each
time the hisses grew louder and more
ominous. By this time every seat in
the hall was occupied and the galler
ies were crowded. Fully 4,000 people
were In the hall.
There was much pent-up enthusiasm,
and it opened the escape valve in
noisy demonstration at every oppor
At 11:38, Permanent Chairman Caf
fery called the* convention to order.
There was no prayer. Senator Caffer
ty informed the convention that the
committee on resolutions was not
ready to report, and begged its patient
indulgence for a few moments. He
had hardly finished the sentence be
fore a thousand voices shouted for
Breckinridge. The galleries and dele
gates united in the call. Many of the
latter jumped on their chairs and
For fully a minute this roar for Ken
tucky's famous orator came from all
quarters of the hall. It was noticable,
however, that many remained silent
while the demonstration was going on,
and here and there went up a hiss.
With one or two exceptions, New York
sat silent. Mr. Breckinridge, in the
front row of the delegates, did not
move. No sign came from the stage.
Chairman Caffery spoke no word, as
he stood with his gavel. But the
cheers went on, and at last Col. Breck
inridge arose. He seemed to hesitate,
but was pushed along towards the
stage. He stepped upon the raised
platform before the stage, on which
the press benches are located. The
cheers and cries were redoubled. Then
JOHN M. PALMER,
National Democratic Candidate for President.
he moved forward to the stage, every
eye upon him, 3,000 voices cheering.
Senator Palmer, sitting to the left of
the stage, moved to the rear of Chair
man Caffery and across to the left and
met him with outsretched hands at the
top of the steps leading to.the stage.
Col.Breckinridge placed his thumbs
in the pockets of his trousers, swept a
glance about the circumference of the
hall, and tossed back his white hair
with a gesture of the head familiar to
those who have heard him speak.
Great expectancy awaited his first
ADDRESS BY BRECKENRIDGE.
"My countrymen," he began, and
paused to embrace with a glance all
the delegates to the right and left,
"from every section of the imperial re
public." He declared that the speeches
of the night before marked a crucial
period of the republic's history, and
was first cheered when he paid a com
pliment to Charlton T. Lewis, the elo
quent man from New Jersey.
Thereafter his well rounded periods
provided a spattering of hand-clap
ping as they rolled in strong, mellow
tones from his broad chest. After the
first demonstration had fallen upon
him, the faction of opposition disap
peared, and the hearing given him was
respectful and enthusiastic.
Demonstration followed demonstra
tion as the rounded periods of this
charming orator flowed out over the
convention. When he said that it was
charged that the convention was here
to elect McKinley, and added that the
free silver democrats had taken the
job out of their hands, the delegates
and galleries went wild.
He pointed out the effect in Mary
land, West Virginia, Ohio, Missouri,
Kentucky and other states of the at
tempt of the silver democrats to sup
plant the teaching**) of true democracy.
These states had already passed out
of* democratic control. The silver dem
ocrats had already given over the
country to republican rule.
"The platform adopted at Chicago is
not our platform," said he; "the nomi
nees are not ours." He referred to Mr.
Bryan as "the young man who was
seeking to enligten the world."
The whole of Mr. Bryan's teach
ings, he said, was for those who had
been unfortunate in life to unite to de
stroy those whose hit* had been pros
perous. Mr. Bryan, he said, pointed
out the booty, and then told his fol
lowers to use .the ballot as the weapon
to equalize that which life had made
"I protest," he cried, "that this is
not democratic. The democratis theory
is not that the government should sup
port the people, but that the people
should support the government."
He denied that the convention was
here to announce a declaration of prin
ciples and shoot into the air. It was
here, he said, to nominate candidates
who would place before the people a
ticket in contrast to the of the Chicago
convention. His reference to Senator
Palmer as the noble soldier and states
man who was now anxious to lay aside
the armor produced a great demonstra
tion, which was followed by a counter
demonstration, as he mentioned Gen.
Bragg as "the commander of the Iron
He concluded with a brilliant and
eloquent peroration on the duty of pa
triots to home and country.
After the demonstration which fol
lowed the conclusion of the speech had
subsided, Mr. Griffin, chairman of the
New York delegation, attempted to
read a resolution on the coinage ques
tion, but it was referred to the com
mittee under the rules, without de
Mr. Ochs, . of Tennessee, offered a
resolution expressing the deep loss the
national democracy felt in the death
of Massachusetts' brilliant ex-gover
nor. William E. Russell. In closing he
referred to the spirit of sectionalism
which had brooded over the Chicago
convention, which had no place in a
national democratic convention.
The resolution was adopted by a ris
ing vote, and Dr. Everett, of Massa
chusetts, at the request of his delega
tion, repsonded feelingly.
Mr. William Savage, of Kentucky,
read a telegram from Senator Lindsay,
saying: "Give us an unequivocal dem
ocratic platform and an old-time demo
cratic ticket and all will be well." Mr.
Savage said there was no more chance
of Bryan carrying. Kentucky than of
the Lord indorsing the anarchistic
teachings of the" Chicago convention.
John Dewitt Warner, of New York,
a former member of congress, and a
leader in the sound money league,
•spoke for his state. He declared that
although New York democrats were
strong partisans, they did not believe
that party loyalty required a man to
be a weather-cock to find out where
he was going, that although some New
York democrats believed it to be their
duty to vote for McKtinley, they were
not in the delegation* to this conven
tion, nor in the masses which the
delegation represented. New York
democrats were equally opposed to the
legitimate republicanisna found in the
republican camp, and. the bastard re
publicanism drawn from the demo
F. W. Lehman, a portly, smooth
faced Missouri man, told the conven
tion that Missouri stood for equal op
portunities for all and special .priv
ileges to none.
Judge Moran, of Illinois, then moved
that the convention invite W. D. By
num, of Indiana, to address the con
vention as he had done more than any
other to mate the convention a suc
cess. The motion was adopted with a
whirl, and Mr. Byn*im's appearance
on the platform was received with pro
OVATION tFOR BYNUM.
Mr. Bynum said he had no words to
express his gratitude for the cordial
demonstration he received. He spoke
of the ardous labor.the preliminaries
of the convention had entailed, and its
great success seemed to him almost a
dream. And yet, he said, it was not
surprising that a month should suf
fice to raise up this great protest
against the treachery at Chicago. He
expressed the opinion that this conven
tion would not only preserve the dem
ocracy, but lift it to a higher plane,
and make it a nobler organization
than it had been for 25 years. The
democracy had, he said, not always
been honest with the people or them
selves, but they would have to be hon
est in the future.
When Mr. Bynum retired, Mr. Eckels,
of Illinois, arose to announce that the
committee on resolutions had agreed
on a platform, and would report in a
few minutes, but the convention insist
ed upon a speech. Mr. Eckels is an
effective speaker and his remarks were
continually interrupted by applause.
"We are met," he began, "for con
science's sake; we are not struggling
for the spoils of office, or moved by the
pride of public place. We are here to
defiantly assert our rights." He de
scribed the false theories of finance
abroad in the land, feeding upon dis
content. "But," he concluded, "I
thank God that there is in. this coun
try sufficient pride in American hon
esty; sufficient patriotism in American
yeomanry; sufficient strength in the
American character to drive these
hordes from the spoils of office into a
slough of despond, where they will
never again bother the American pub
lic or foreign powers with the question
as to whether we are a nation who
pay our debts."
Mr. Hammond, of Georgia, followed
Mr. Eckles with a brief speech in which
he scored the silver Democrats of the
South for appealing for Populist sup
port. When he concluded, the conven
tion arose and sang "The Star
Spangled Banner." The platform com
mittee was not yet ready to report,
and there were cries for Belmont and
others. An effort was made to take a
recess, but it failed.
At exactly 2 o'clock, Senator "Vilas,
: chairman of the committee en resolu
tions, mounted the stage and read the
platform to the convention. It was as
Declaration of Principles Received
"With Hearty Cheers.
This convention has assembled to uphold
the principles upon which depend the honor
and welfare of the American people, in order
that democrats throughout the 1 Union may
unite their patriotic efforts to avert disaster
from their country and ruin from their party.
"The democratic party is pledged to equal
and exact Justice to all men of every creed
and condition; to the largest freedom of the
individual, consistent with good government;
to the preservation of the federal govern
ment in its constitutional vigor, and to the
support of the states in all tneir just rights;
to economy in the public expenditures; to the
maintenance of the public faith and sound
money, and it is opposed to paternalism and
all class legislation.
The declarations of the Chicago convention
attack individual freedom, the right of pri
vate contract, the independence of the ju
diciary and the authority of the president to
enforce federal laws. The advocate a reckless
attempt to- increase the prive of silver _by
legislation to the basement of our monetary
standard, and threaten unlimited' issues of
paper money by the government; they aban
don for republican allies the democratic cause
of tariff reform, to court the favor of protec
tionists to their fiscal heres_y.
In view of these and other grave departures
from democratic principles, we cannot support
the candidate of that convention, nor be
bound by its acts. The democratic party has
survived many defeats, but could not survive
a victory won in behalf of the doctrine and
policy proclaimed in its name at Chicago.
The conditions, however, which make pos
sible such utterances from a national conven
tion «re the direct result of class legislation
by the republican party. It still proclaims, as
it has for years, the power and duty of the
PRICE TWO CENTS-U^*""?,
IfEXT YEflfl THE
HOP*} IS BUFFALO'S
government tor aise and maintain prices by
law, and proposes no remedy for existing
evils, except oppressive and unjust taxation'
The national democracy here convened
therefore renews its declaration of a faith In
democratic principle especially as applicable
to thee onditions of times.
Te..9tion, tariff, excise or direct, Is right
fully imposed only for public purposes and
not for private gain. Its amount is justly
measured by public expenditures, which
should be limited by scrupulous economy.
The sum derived by the treasury from tariff
and excise levies is affected by the state of
trade and of consumption. The amount re
quired by the treasury is determined by the
appropriations made, by congress. The de
mand of the republican party for an increase
in tariff tax has its pretext in the deficiency
of revenue which has its causes in the stag
nation of trade and reduced conslmption.
due entirely to the loss of confidence that has
followed the populist threat of free coinage
and depreciation of our money, and the re
publican practice of extravagant appropriations
beyond the needs of good government. We
arraign and condem the populistic conven
tions of Chicago and St. Louis for their co
"With the republican party increasing these
conditions, which are pleaded in justification
of a heavy Increase of burdens of the peo
ple, and a further resort to protection. We
therefore denounce protection and its ally,
free coinage of silver, as schemes for the
personal profit of a few at the expense of
the many, and oppose the parties which stand
for these schemes as hostile to the people of
the republic, whose food and shelter, comfort
and property are attached by higher taxes
and depreciated money.
In fine, we reaffirm the historic democratic
doctrine ot tariff for revenue only.
We demand that henceforth modern and
liberal policiels towards American shipping
shall take the place of our imitation of the
restricted statutes of the eighteenth century,
which were abandoned by every maritime,
power but the United States, and which, to
the nation's humiliation, have driven Amer
ican capital and enterprise to the use of
alien flags and alien crews, have made the
stars and stripes an almost unknown em
blem in foreign countries and have virttually
extinguished the race of American seamen.
We oppose the pretense that discriminating
duties will promote shipping, and that scheme
is an Invitation to oemmercial warfare upon
the United States, un-American in the light
of our great commercial treaties, offering no
gain whatever to American shipping, while
greatly increasing ocean freights on our agri
cultural and manufactured products.
THE MONEY PROBLEM. ,
The experience of mankind has shown
that by reason of their natural qualities,
gold is the necessary money of the large
affairs of commerce and business, while
silver Is conveniently adapted to minor trans
actions, and the most beneficial use of both
together can be ensured only by the adop
tion of the former as a standard of monetary
measure, and the maintenance of silver at a
parity with gold by its limited coinage, under
such safeguards of law. This is the largest
possible enjoyment of both metals gained,
with the value universally accepted through
out the world, which constitutes the only
practical currency assuring the most stable
Standard, and especially the best and safest
money for all who earn a livelihood by labor
or the product of husbandry.
"They cannot suffer when paid in the best
money known to man, but are the peculiar
and most defenceless victims of a debased
and fluctuating currency, which offers con
tinued profits to the money changers at their
"Realizing these truths, demonstrated by
long public inconveniences and loss, the dem
cratic party, in the interest of the masses
and of equal Justice to all, pratictically estab
lished by the legislation of ]&34 and 1853, the
gold standard of monetary measurement, and
likewise entirely divorced the government
from banking and currency issues. To this
long established democratic policy we adhere
and insist upon the maintenance of the gold
standard, and of the party therewith of every
dollar issued by the government, and are
firmly opposed to the free and unlimited
coinage of silver, and to the compulsory pur
chase of silver bullin. But we denunce also
the further maintenance of the present costly
patchwork scheme of national paper currency
as a constant source of injury and jerll.
"We assert the necessity of such intelli
gent currency reform, as will confine the gov
ernment to its legitimate functions, complete
ly separated from the banking business, and
afford to all sections of our country a uni
form, safe and elastic bank currency, under
government supervision, measured in volume
by the needs of business.
"The patriotism, fidelity and courage with
which President Cleveland has fulfilled his
great public trust, the high character of his
administration, its wisdom and energy in the
maintenance of civil order and the enforce
ment of laws.-.its equal regard for the rights
of every class and every section, its firm and
dignified conduct of foreign affairs and its
sturdy persistence in upholding the honor and
credit of the nation are fully recognized by
the democratic party and will secure to him
a place in history beside the fathers of the
We also commend the administration for
the great progress made in the reform of the
public service, and we indorse Its effort to
extend them erit system still further. We
demand that no backawrd step be taken, but.
that the reform be supported and advanced
until the undemocratic spoils system of ap
pointments shall be eradicated.
We demand strict economy in the appropria
tions and in the administration of the gov
We favor arbitration for the settlement n*
International disputes. We favor a liberal
policy of pensions to desrving soldiers and
sailors of the United States.
The supreme court of the United States rvas
wisely established by the f ramers of our con
stitution as one of the three co-ordiT-ate
branches of the government. Its independ
ence and authority to interpret the law of
the land without fear or favor must bo main
We condemn all efforts to defame the trib*i-
Cußtianed en Tenth Page,
THE NEW YORK CITY PRESSES ITS
INVITATION TO A SUCCESSFUL
SELECTION IS UNANIMOUS.
DENVER WITHDREW FROM THEJ
CONTEST AND JOINED IN THE
nTHER BUSINESS THAT S DONE
AT THE THIRTIETH ANMAI. EN
CAMPMENT OF THE GRAND
ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC.
PENSION QUESTION COMES UR
IN A REPORT FAVORING THE UIL«
BY THE HOUSE OF REPRE
TOUCHING SOUTHERN CONSCRIPTS.
Addreas ot the Commander-ln-thle|
and Report on the Condition of
Flanked on either side by the beauti
ful flag of the nation, and surrounded
on all sides by tropical plants of deep
est green, Commander-in-Chief Ivan
M. Walker, of the Grand Army of tha
republic, formally opened the thirtieth
annual encampment of that great order
at the St. Paul auditorium yesterday,
The day's work of the delegates was
not prolific of any results of great im
portance, except in the selection of a
place of meeting in 1897, and the matter
Buffalo, N. V., was the choice of the
encampment for next year, the vote
being unanimous. Denver presented a
cordial invitation, but seeing that hep
chances were slim, withdrew and gen
erously gave Buffalo the support of her,
The annual address of the command
er-in-chief was presented and was re
ceived with applause. The committee
on pensions presented a lengthy re
port favoring the passage of the pen
sion bill now before the United States
senate, and passed during the last ses
sion of congress by the house of rep
A report of the Woman*3 Relief Corps
showed a remarkable financial condi
tion. The committees for the ensuing
year were named and approved by the
The session adjourned at 5 o'clock
until 9:30 o'clock this morning, with
out reaching the election of officers.
This important matter was not con
sidered at all, but will be among tho
first orders of business today.
DETAIL, OF THE CONVEXTION.
Officers and Dele-gates Officially Wel
comed to the City.
"St. Paul, the capital city and
metropolis of the North Star state, ex
tends greetings and a generous wel
come to the Grand Army of the repub
With these words the officers and
delegates of the Grand Army to the
thirtieth national encampment were of
ficially notified of the pleasure their
presence affords to the citizens of St.
Paul. Mayor Doran was the spokes
man, and if his official welcome was
delayed several days beyond the gen
erous public welcome that has been
given the veterans, it was none the les3
appropriate and heartily received by
There were 3,500 people in the Audi
torium when the G. A. R. convention.
wa3 formally opened yesterday morn
ing. The great hall was resplendent in.
its decorations of flags and banners
and other patriotic devices, and on the
great stage was assembled a distin
guished body, representing the Grand
Army and the city of St. Paul.
Commander-in-Chief Walker sat in
an easy chair in the front and center
of the stage and about him were mem
bers of his staff. Grouped in the second
row were a number of persons whose
names are distinguished in civii as weH
| as military life, among them several
! past commanders in chief, Including
j Lawler, of Illinois: Beath. of Pennsyl
vania; Rea, of Minnesota; Kountr,
!of Ohio; Vandervoort, of Nebraska,
j and Weissert, of New York. In the
I next t row were seated General
j Mason, Mayor Doran, Capt. Castle and
i other members of the St. Paul citi
j zens' committee.
In the main body of the hail were
the delegations, with Illinois, Wiscon
sin and Pennsylvania occupying the
front seats. About the sides of the
vast hall were the spectators, most of
whom, from appearance, were from the
city. There wa?, of course, a large
contingent of the visiting G. A. R. in
the seats reserved for spectators, but
there were almost as many ladles as
men present during the exercises.
While the audience was gathering
the officers and others on the platform
engaged in conversation and congratu
lations on the splendid success of the
encampment. Again and again Com
mander Walker repeated his assertion
that the encampment had been handled
!n a most rr.agr-incont manner by the
citizens' committee. "Tt is supereb in
every detail," lie declared. "The eitl
zens of St. Paul have covered them
selves with glory."
Shortly after 10 o'clock there v.*as a
pleasant interruption of the social timo
on the platform, and one which the
audience enjoyed as much as Com
mander Walker. The commander-in
chief was called to the front of the
platform to receive an immense floral
shield of^superb desiirn; presented by
Gen. Kcehler. department commander
of Indiana, with the compliments of
the Hoosier state. The audience saw
the presentation but did not hear the
brief address; but there was a burst
of applause nevertheless as the floral
! emeblem was hung on the wall beneath
the bunch of fiacs directly behind tho
Gen. Maeon called the gathering to
; order at 10:20. but it was Rome lime
before the confusion In the hall sub-,
sided. Stepping to the front of the
platform Gen. Mason said: "Comrades,
on behalf of the citizens' committee. I
extend to you a hearty welcome. We
thank you for having accepted cur