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VOL. XIX.— NO. 304.
THfE ST. PflrUL, Gl^OBE;.
FRIDAY, OCT. 30, 189 C.
Weather for Today— Rain or Snow.
Bilverites in Idaho Divided.
Allison and Davis ln Mill City.
l.x-Gov. Flower nt St. Clond.
Cyclones in the South.
Ex-Gor. Flower to Close Campaign.
Political Gossip of a Day.
Erwin** Plea for a Free Currency.
lan Maclaren's Readings.
Palmer and Bnckner's Tonr Ended.
Six Deaths in a Mine.
National Democratic Platform.
New Tlase Ball Park.
The Snortinß- World.
Red Letter Day at Canton.
Hr > an Makes a Sortie.
"New Transcontinental Hate*.
Har Silver. 04 5-Be.
Cash Wheat In Chicaso, 69 5-B_.
Money Stringency Weakened Stocks.
Sttckney's Advice to Kansam.
Wants of the People.
Two Saintly City Weddlng-s.
Day's Social Events.
Requisition for Smith.
Grand— Trilby, 5.15.
MOVEMENT OF STEAMSHIPS.
NEW YORK— Arrived : Willehad. from
Bremen. Sailed: Edam, for Amsterdam;
Norrnannia. for Hamburg.
QUEEXSTOWN— SaiIed: Britannic, for
for Xew York.
LOXDOX— Arrived: Mobile, from Xew
ROTTERDAM— SaiIed: Vendam, for Xew
It cannot be said that Mr. Watson's
letter is doing its own talking.
By the way, John Boyd Thacher
Isn't doing a thing but thinking.
_ _* _
Even the weather bureau thinks
there will be a snow storm Nov. 3.
As the day of the election approaches
th. chances of Sewson and Watall di
A whole lot of the work of this cam
paign is being done for bullion — white
Even after the election the Chicago
council will keep right on taking all
lt can get.
The French parliament Is in session
again. A French crisis will follow in
Here's richness for you! A Texan
who was robbed got even by robbing
Chicago is the greatest of pork cen
ters. They even have "blind pigs"
out at Hyde Park.
Mr. Pingree himself will know after
election whether he was a help or a
hindrance to the McKinley-Hobart
Those Chicago stale eggs came high
after all. They caused the suspension
of two students of the Chicago busi
Not all the brains of the Crisp fam
ily died when Congressman Crisp pass
ed away. His son, Charles R. Crisp, is
to succeed him.
Grand Master Sovereign is in dis
grace. He cannot vote or serve as
elector in Arkansas because he has not
paid his poll tax.
Money was the leading question, not
only on the stump, but in Wall street
yesterday. At one time 100 per cent
was offered for it.
The Ohio university faculty has a bad
case of marble heart. It has refused
to reinstate a student because he gave
all his time to football.
The very latest news from Kansas
is disquieting. The figures are given to
show that the state is going for Bryan
by 20,000 and for McKinley by 10,000.
The sea serpent known as Repudia
tion, which has been traveling up the
pike these three months, is going to be
chopped into mincemeat next Tues
The man who has invented a pair
of pantaloons which can be turned
into knickerbockers in twenty seconds
may be a millionaire almost before he
Tom Piatt smiles even when he
Bleeps. Whatever happens to Mr. Mc-
Kinley. nothing but death can prevent
Mr. Piatt from becoming the next sen
ator from New York.
That the Chicago Record postal vote
was a howling farce is shown by the
Record's admission that 6.720 ballots
were sent in which had to be charac
terised as "freak" votes.
A South Dakota mill is going to use
the Russian thistle instead of coal for
fuel. If the coal trust could be forced
to .it on the Russian thistle, the trust
would get sufficiently hot to please the
The young man who telegraphs in
from the rural communities that the
procession of the opposition "was made
up of four voters and sixty-eight
boys" will also be out of a job after
Loie Fuller has won a great victory
over Chauneey M. Depew. Desiring to
break some rule regarding baggage on
the New York Central, she went to
Mr. Depew and appealed to him **as a
member of our profession." She got
What she wanted.
THE SAINT PAUL GLOBE.
THAT CRIP OF 73
SENATOR ALLISON COMPLETELY
SHATTERS THE ARGUMENTS
MORE SILVER IN CIRCULATION
IN EVERY COUNTRY TODAY THAN
AT DATE OF ALLEGED DEMON
SENATOR DAVIS TALKS TARIFF.
Large Audience Greets the Two in
the Minneapolis E—posltion
The result of the rain last night was
to keep away from the Exposition hall
in Minneapolis six or seven thousand
people, thus preventing their listening
to what was, perhaps, the best polit
ical meeting of the campaign. It cer- |
tainly was second to none in its con
vincing and reasonable treatment of
the great issue of the present poiiUcal
It was really too bad that the rains
could not have been withheld for a
few hours. Thousands of people have
looked forward with pleasure to the |
meeting to be addressed by the dis
r tinguished senator from lowa, and the |
eloquent senior senator who represents
the state of Minnesota in the greatest
legislative body in the world. For
\ it was a great meeting, despite ihe .act
' that only a quarter of the space of the
| hall was occupied. But 1,500 people do
I not assemble upon such an inclement
night to hear a subject discussed
| which is already familiar unless they
; mean business. To the ladies and gen
' tlemen who assembled at the I'xoosl
tion last night this campaign is an af
fair of great importance and their
attention and applause showed that
they were overwhelmingly in favor of
! sound money and governmental, as
! well as private, honesty. It was a flt
| ting finale to the greatest po^itico-ed
i ucational drama which has ever been
presented on the American continent.
An audience of 1,500 people on a
rainy night like that of yesterday is a
compliment to the greatest orator. It
was so regarded by Senator Allison,
who addressed them. They would
have more than filled any ordinary \
auditorium, and they comfortably j
filled the down-stairs part of the Ex
position hall as well as the stage.
Among those who braved the elements I
were Mrs. Senator Davis and party of
I four or five ladies from St. Paul, Mr.
and Mrs. "vv". D. Washburn and a party
| of ladies, S. B. Dovejoy, chairman of
I the Republican campaign committee;
' C A. Pillsbury, whose two boys were
also in the university contingent: C. j
A. Carpenter, Reuben Tomlinson, John
A. Young, Rev. I_. G. Powers, Charles
j A. Wheeler, Capt. A. Sanborn, C. S.
j Cairnes, Howard W. Commons, Sam
uel R. Thayer, ex-United States mm,
, i.ter to the Hague; Dr. W. A. Jones.
; Congressman Fletcher, 11. W. Foote
It had been arranged that Victor B.
j Doliver, of Fort Dodge, 10.. should
j make a short speech as a sort of cur
• tain raiser, and the feature was very
j acceptable to the people who heard
| him. He made one of the old-fash
j ioned campaign speeches and he woke
the echoes which had been dormant in
I that hall since the great cheering for
Blame and Harrison over four years
He had been briefly introduced by
Mr. Lovejoy, and while he was speak
! ing the university boys, clad in Sou'
i wester hats, as worn by the fishermen,
black slicker coats and white duck
trousers, marched into the hall, and the
first chance they got they rah-rah-rah
ed for McKinley. They were the most
conspicuous aggregation on the floor,
and they received a fair share of Mr.
Allison's attention, particularly when
be treated of the experiments at bi
metallism made by Great Britain un
der the instigation of John Locke.
Mr. Dolliver had an engagement to
speak at another meeting, and he
| withdrew as soon as the other speak
. ers arrived, which they did after he
I had spoken fifteen minutes.
The arrival of Senators Allison, Da
vis and Dolliver was the signal of a
generous and hearty cheer of welcome.
After this had subsided Mr. Lovejoy j
presented Senator Washburn as the
i chairman of the evening, and the lat
ter spoke very briefly in assuming
! charge, expressing thanks for the hon-
I or conferred, and saying that the two
| gentlemen whom he would have the
pleasure to present had been men
j tioned, and were fit for the presidency,
the highest office on earth.
Senator Allison was given a welcom
ing applause and cheers which he could
not but appreciate, for it was hearty
, and sincere. He is close tb sixty years
!of age, but he looks twenty years
I younger and his stocky, firm figure in
| dicates a solidity of mind and char
j acter which has made him the most
I prominent of all the Western senators.
j He was the personification of conserva
tive common sense, just the kind of j
I men the people need and turn to in a
! time of financial disturbance, like' the
I present. He wears a full beard which
| is strongly marked with the frost of
winter, but his face beams with the
soft sunshine of summer; his eye is
! dark and bright and his smile is pleas
j ant, though he is generally serious.
He always wears a well-built Prince
; Albert coat, buttoned up and never
quite new, but always fresh and well
kept. He looked just as he has looked
on the floor of the United States senate
any time during the last ten years. He
| spoke with a good voice and with the
I ready command of language which is
: born of a full understanding of the sub-
I ject. Mr. Lovejoy in opening the meet
! ing, presented ex-Senator Washburn to i
| the audience, saying:
Ladies and Gentlemen: I present to you j
j as the chairman of the meeting a gentleman !
j who needs no introduction to the people of |
! Minneapolis, Hon. W. D. Washburn. (Ap
Mr. Washburn said:
Ladies and Gentlemen and F'eilo'-v Cili
j zens* I need not assure you that I esteem
j it both a privilege and an honor 'to preside
i over a meeting like this at this time, Just* on l
I tho eve of the most important election that I
i has ever occurred in this country, a time j
! when thero is more at stake, when the re
: suits arc more far-reaching than in any
) election we have had, either before or since
! the war. but it affords me greater pleasure
; to be able to present to you tonight two very j
■ distinguished citizens, gentlemen with whom
! I have served, in public life for many years,* l
• and who I know well and thoroughly, two |
i gentlemen who have been named in con-
I Bectlon with the highest placo on earth, th. 1
FRIDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 30, 1898.
presidency of the United States, and I want
to say that either one of them would grace
that high position. (Applause.) It now fctves
me great pleasure to present Hon. William
B. Allison, of lowa.
Mr. Allison was received with loud
applause, and spoke as follows:
Mr. Chairman, Ladies and Gentlemen: I
thank you for the cordiality of this greeting;
it is a pleasure to me to meet the citizens
of Minnesota on any occasion, but especially
so to have the pleasure of meeting so many
of you on thts Inclement night, and upon the
occasion of the closing hours of an important
canvass. I come to you from a neighboring
state, and I bring to you cordial greeting and
glad tidings as respects the situation in lowa.
(Applause and cries of '.'Good.") You may
rely upon lt that the farmers, the laboring
men and the business men of lowa will, on
next Tuesday, give a majority to McKinley
and Hobart of not less than fifty thousand
votes (applause), and I hope I may be able
to return these glad tidings to lowa as re
spects the great state of Minnesota, our
neighbor. (Applause.) It will not be expect
ed of me tonight to review at any groat
length the issues involved ln the campaign.
They have been discussed here, as they have
elsewhere, over and over again. It has been
said, and truthfully said, that this is a cam
paign of education. If it is, surely those who
have attended these public addresses and
public gatherings have had an opportunity
at least of knowing the views of the differ
ent parties to this contest. In the short time
allotted to me I will briefly review, as well
as I can, what I consider to be the pressing
questions of the hour. Four years ago just
now we were engaged in the
CONFLICT FOR SUPREMACY
in the administration of affairs in our gov
ernment, and for supremacy in the two
houses of congress. The interests then in
volved were supposed to be material inter
ests, as they are largely so now. At that
time the people of the United States were en
joying a degree of prosperity unknown in
our history before. There was in every part
of our country a condition of prosperity so
that she or he who desired to labor had an
opportunity of finding work, and at remuner
ative wages. The farmer in the fleld was
able to show remunerative prices for his
crops. The business man and the man of
affairs found ample opportunity in making
the great exchanges that are incident to a
condition of prosperity. Our great transporta
tions lines were occupied ln transporting the
products of our country from the places of
production to the places of consumption. Our
people, although prosperous, were not con
tented. They thought it wiser and better
that that great political party which had con
trolled the public policies of our country for
a third of a century should be overthrown
in order that new plans and new policies
might be tested, and a majority of the
American people were beguiled into the be
lief that the promises made then would be
kept, or at least their condition would be im
proved. They were told that If the Repub
lican party was overthrown the laborer
would, receive a larger remuneration for his
toil; the farmer a larger price for his prod
ucts, and instead of the narrow markets, as
they called them then, the markets of the
world would be opened to the agriculturists
of this great Northwestern region of ours.
They were successful. They united then all
the odds and ends of parties practically
against the Republican party. The result
was divided counsels, divided interests and
divided projects, and the result was finally
that they could agree upon only one thing,
and that was what they called a reform of
the tariff, or a tariff for revenue only, dis
turbing the interests of our country from one
end to the other. I heard an old story of a
monument said to be erected in Italy upon
which was inscribed: "I was well; I wanted
to be better; I took medicine, and here I lie."
(Applause and laughter.) That is our condi
tion now. and I mean no reflection as re
spects the medical profession. I do not
know as there is any special moral in this
inscription, but if there is, it should teach
us when we are well not to employ a physi
cian, and when we are sick, as we seem to
be now, that we should not employ a boy
doctor, who neither understands the disease,
nor can prescribe a suitable remedy. (Ap
The remedy prescribed or proposed is the
free and unlimited coinage of silver at the
ratio of sixteen ounces of silver to one ounce
of gold. The pretense for this remedy is
that we haven't money enough to carry on
our great affairs in this country, and that by
adopting this free co'nage we will secure
a larger amount of money. Another pretext
is that the constitution of the United States
requires us to coin money, silver and gold,
free and unlimited at the ratio of 16 to 1.
Another pretense Is that a long time ago,
hardly within the memory of the younger
voters of our country, we droppefi silver out
of our coinage, and committed a great crime,
which crime must now be redressed and which
has practically only been discovered in 1896.
The gravaman of this crime, and by the. act
of 1893, which was an act to drop the silver
dollar out of our coinage, one-half of the
money of the world was destroyed, and the
other half was appreciated one hundred per
cent, thereby diminishing all prices, and ad
vancing the value of all those who have
money or who have had security, and that
this crime of 1873 disturbed the relation be
tween the debtor and the creditor class, if
such classes there be. and that the only way
to correct the evils thus created is to coin
silver without reserve, without cost to the
bullion owners, at the ratio of sixteen ounces
of silver to one ounce of gold, although the
market price of silver as respects gold ls
thirty-one ounces of silver to an ounce of
gold. Now, I need not tell you at the close
of this campaign that to all this the Repub
lican party and a large part of the Demo
cratic party stands unalterably opposed. (Ap
plause.) We are opposed to it because it will
result in great injustice and wrong to every
class of our people, and it will benefit no class
and no individual. It stands upon the slender
FALSEHOOD AND UNTRUTH.
There does not exist a single fact upon
which this whole superstructue of the free
coinage of silver rests. It is said that we
have diminished one-half of the money of tbe
world. How have we diminished it? What
is the money of the world, and why ls it
that those who oppose us talk about the
money of the world meaning metalic money
when they say to us all the time that as re
spects money we should have an Independent
position and that we should deal with this
great question without regard to the in
terests of the commerce of the world upon
our own account and in our own way. The
money of the world consisted in 1873 of gold
and silver in about equal quantities, the
gold measuring larger in quantity and in
value than the silver, there being in cir
culation about $3,000,000,000 of gold and $2 -
700,000,000 cf silver at the highest estimate I
made by any of the friends of silver then or
now, so that the metallic money of the world
was $5,700,000,000. Tell me how much of that
metallic money has been destroyed? And
I am not going to read much to you on it my I
friends. I want to call your attention to |
one or two things. How much of that metal
lic money was destroyed either by the act
of 1873 or by the act of any other government
on the face of the earth— the latter quotation
from Mr. Bryan? How much of it was des
troyed? Germany undertook to change her
coinage laws ln 1871; she changed her stand
ard from silver to gold, and then used or
caused to be used, $400,000,000 of gold and
dispensed with the use of ail the amount of
silver. Where did it go to? One hundred
millions of it ls still in circulation, full legal
tender. Two hundred millions of it was
remelted into coin and fractional silver; the
remainder was sold in the markets of the
world or exchanged for gold and went into
coinage immediately. So I affirm without
fear of successful contradiction that there
was not a single dollar or a sou markee or
a five franc piece that was in circulation in
1573 that is not in circulation now. (Ap
plause.) Therefore the money of the world
has not been diminished by melting of the
coins, or by the distruction of the coins of
the world. Not only that, but since 1873
we have taken out from the mines of the
world more gold and more silver than was
ever taken out of the mines of the world
in a similar period in any stage of its his
tory. We have taken from the mines of the
world since 1873 nearly three billions of
silver in value at the ratio of 16 to 1. Where
has it gone to? Where ls it now?
Is it being stored away awaiting the election
of Mr. Bryan? It is estimated that there is
less than ten million ounces of silver now in
the world not ln use. All this silver since
1873 has been coined and put into circulation
in the world except that which has been used
in the arts, which Is, fortunately, not more
than one-third of it. Therefore, the silver
that was in existence then, and the silver that
has been drawn from our mines in constantly,
increasing quantities, with the exception, per
haps, of a year or two, has also gone Into the
world's circulation, and is in use now. Where
has it gone? It has gone somewhat into the
European states who discarded silver in 1873, I
or between 1573 and 1876, to the extent of
nearly two hundred and fifty millions; that
they have used or fabricated into coins since
1873. What had we done in the United States?
Whether wisely or unwisely, I will not stop
to discuss, but by the act of 1873 itself an
act which they say was stealthily and 'sur
reptitiously passed, by that act under the con
trol and direction of the silver mine owners
we provided for the free coinage of a trad
dollar of four hundred and twelve grains not
on government account, not with limitation
by the government, but at the will and control
of the bullion owner, who could make as much
or as little of this silver to the mints as he
chose to and have it coined Into these com
mercial dollars for trade in the great nations
of the East. That was the act of 1873 which
they say demonetized silver. We simply pro
vided for a four hundred and twenty "grain
Continued on Third Page,
SILVER ITES IN THE CHICAGO PLAT
FORM ARE TRYING TO STRIKE
GOV. FLOWER AT ST. CLOUD.
CRITICISES THE PLANK DECLAR
ING AGAINST FEDERAL INTER
TRIE FAITH OF DEMOCRACY
Peserved in the India_taßolig Plat
form—Talk of Crime of '73 Is
Special to the Globe.
ST. CLOUD, Minn., Oct. 29:— Ex-Gov.
Flower, of New York, D. W. Lawler
and F. W. M. Cutcheon addressed a
meeting at the court house tonight.
The night was most disagreeable, a
heavy ra£n storm prevailing. The
meeting was arranged for the big tent,
but owing to the Inclement weather,
was adjourned to the court house.
Gov. Flower said that if the plank in
the Chicago convention declaring
against federal interference in state af
fairs was carried out it would remove
the power that enabled Abraham Lin
coln to crush the rebellion and that
therefore it was anarchistic. He said
those Democrats who had bolted the
party had preserved the true faith of
Democracy in the Indianapolis pla
form and that after Republicans
get through chasing their isms they
would turn in and help elect a Demo
cratic president at some future elec
tion, like the gold Democrats were
now helping to elect a sound money
president. He denied the crime of '73,
and asserted that any man who said
silver was struck down lied.
RAIN COULDN'T DAMPEN
The Ardor of Stillwater Sound Mon
Special to the Globe.
STILLWATER, Minn., Oct. 29.—Des
pite a downpour of rain Stillwater had
a magnificent sound money demonstra
tion tonight, nearly 1,080 men marching
through mud and slush in the interest
of the cause. For a time it was feared
the parade would have to be aban
doned, but after supper the rain let up
a little and the men started out. The
precession was led by the Minneapolis
Flambeau club, which came over on a
special train, next followed carriages,
men with torches and banners, and 100
horsemen. The parade was several
blocks in length, but owing to the con
dition of the streets it was decided not
to leave the paved business streets.
The procession marched to the opera
house and that edifice was completely
packed from pit to dome. The stage
was beautifully decorated with flags,
plants and paintings, and long before
the speakers appeared the enthusiasm
of the audjence was deafening. D.
Bronson, a live Democrat, who an
nounced from the stage that he had
found it necessary to»B witch off in the
present campaign, presided and flrst
introduced Judge Flandrau, who made
the ablest argument In favor of a gold
standard heard her. during the" present
campaign. It was a logical presenta
tion of the facts and was seed sown in
good ground. He was followed by Gov.
Clough, who made a brief address,
touching the financial question and
state issues. Other speakers were
Moses E. Clapp ahd ex-Gov. W. R.
Merriam. It was agreed, had not the
elements interfered, that tonight's
demonstration would have excelled
anything of the kind ever attempted in
the St. Croix valley. As it was it was
a magnificent effort and showed con
clusively that the sound money ticket
will receive a royal support in the com
ing election. The city was crowded
with enthusiastic sound money men, a
special train on the Milwaukee road
bringing in contingents from Afton,
Lakeland and the rural districts.
CLOUGH A FAVORITE THERE.
Strong Sound Money Talks in Mille
Special to the Globe.
PRINCETON, Minn., Oct. 29.— One of
the most enthusiastic Republican ral
lies of the campaign in the interests of
sound money was held last night at
Beck. J. L. Brady, of this place, spoke
to a crowded house far one and a half
hours and S. B. Molander, of St. Paul,
followed in the Scandinavian language,
occupying the same time. Great inter
est was manifested and Mille-Lacs
county is sure of a large majority for
McKinley, Clough and Morris.
Clough will run ahead of his ticket
Special to the Globe.
CHATFIELD, Oct 29.— Cyrus Wel
lington, the well-known sound money
Democrat, last evening spoke to a large
audience in the opera house here, under
the auspices of the McKinley and
Special to the Globe.
LITCHFIELD, Minn., Oct. 29.— The
Popocrats held a rally here this even
ing. The speakers were Prof. Creary,
of lowa, and N. Soderberg, of Chicago,
with lees than 100 for an audience.
Special to the Globe.
MITCHELL, S. D., Oct. 29.— Rain set
in hero last night at 7 p. m., and it
has been raining ha.d ever since. Fully
three inches of water fell. This has
caused the postponement of the grand
silver and gold demonstrations to be
held here Friday and Saturday.
SULTAN IN EARNEST.
CONSTANTINOPLE, Oct. 29.— Since
the recent visit of the Russian ambas
sador, M. De Neldoff, to the sultan
and the long, important audience
which followed, it ia noticeable that
there has been another change for the
better in the attitude, of Abdul Hamid
and his advisers towards the Ar
menians in particular and the reform
policy in general.
It is known that M. De Nelidoff used
very plain language to the sultan, and
it is apparent that the latter was con
vinced that the Russian ambassador
was in earnest. This, supplemented by
grave reports received by the sultan
from the Turkish embassies at Lon
don and Paris, pointing out the dis
trust and irritation caused by the at
titude of Turkey, has brought about
eager professions upon the part of
the Turkfsh government of a desire
to honestly push the work of reform,
and, as a commencement, five Chris
tian deputy governora have been ap
pointed in Armenian and it is probable
that there will be changes shortly in
the composition. __ the Turkish min
MIN"NE__POMS llf DOUBT,
CHICAGO, Oct. 29.— Chairman Hanna re
ceived telegrams today from state chairmen,
claiming tie folio-.*.!** state, for McKinley :
lowa, by 40,000 to 80.600: Kansas, by 8,000 or
more; Indiana, by 25, W0 to 60.000; Maryland,
by 25,000; Michigan, __. 28.00 ft or more; Min
nesota, by 15.000. The telegram from the
Minnesota chairman stilted that St. Paul is
safe for McKinley, _ut that Minneapolis is
in doubt, and may go either way by 6,000.
IT RAINED YESTERDAY.
**% W ; 'i'"9' :WsMs'- ;
Bryanite— You fellows will get soaked worse than this next Tuesday.
McKinleyite— This isn't a marker to the storm that will overtake you next week.
CLAIM ALL IN IDAHO
SILVERITES ALLOW THEIR OPPO
NENTS BUT A PALTRY 5,000
THE SITUATION IS PECULIAR.
FIVE TICKETS IN THE FIELD,
WHITE METALLISTS BEING
STRONG OPPOSITION TO DUBOIS.
Fnsionists Combined to Effect His
Defeat— A Thorn ln Jones'
Special to the Globe.
BOISE, Idaho, Oct. 30.— Idaho will
give William J. Bryan a majority of
fully 15,000 on Nov. 3. In other words,
Bryan will poll 20,000 votes out of a
total of about 25,000.
The political situation In' Idaho this
fall ls a peculiar and complex one.
There are no less than five tickets in
the fleld. These are as follows: Silver
Republican, Silver Democratic, McKin
ley Republican, Prohibitionist and the
Peoples-Democratic. This latter is a
fusion ticket effected by the state con
ventions of the two parties last August
and which has for its ultimate object
the election of Bryan and the control
of the next legislature in the interest of
TO DEFEAT DUBOIS,
whose term as senator expires next
March. The Silver Republicans and the
Silver Democrats also indorse Mr.
Bryan's candidacy, but they also de
mand the return of Senator Dubois as
a just and proper recognition of his
services in behalf of silver. The Pro
hibitionists are . too insignificant in
number to cut any figure in the state.
They will not poll to exceed 150 votes.
They have, however, a full state ticket
in the field, but this does not reach
legislative nor county offices.
The McKinleyites, or, as they choose
to call themselves, the "straight Re
publicans," are also out with a com
plete ticket for the state and for every
county, and, notwithstanding the hope
lessness of the contest, they are mak
ing a strong and aggressive fight.
They realize the fact that the state is
overwhelmingly for Bryan, but they
desire to "make a showing" and main
tain the organization. Then, in event
of Maj. McKinley's election, their ele
ment of the party will receive due rec
ognition from the administration.
There is, perhaps, a faint suggestion
of "pie" in this stand, more especially
as their prominent leaders have for
years, ln season and out of season,
maintained the cause of bimetallism.
They still claim to be bimetallists. but
they are now for the "international"
variety as propounded by the St. Louis
platform. They have no hope of car
rying the state for a single office, but
their ranks are solid and they will vote
for McKinley to a man. They will
east about 4,000 votes in the state.
The Peoples-Democratic party is a
combination effected last August by
the state convention of the Democratic
and Populist parties in Boise. The
fusion was consumated in disregard of
the expressed wishes of both the Dem
ocratic and Populist national commit
tees. Telegrams and letters almost
without number were sent by these
committees to the leaders of the re
spective parties in Idaho, but they
were suppressed and never reached the
rank and file until within the past
two weeks. The intention of both
national committees was a union of
all the silver forces of the state and a
proper recognition of the silver Re
publicans. This, especially to the
Populist leaders, was distasteful, as it
meant the return of Senator Dubois,
They suppressed the instructions from
their national chairman, ignored com
pletely the silver Republicans and ef
fected a most
with the Democrats, which a large
portion of that party has since re
In short Idaho has caused the na
tional committees more trouble and
vexation than any other state In the
union. Mr. Johnson, member of the na
tional Democratic committee, was sent
hrre at once to adjust matters upon
an equitable compromise, but he utter
ly failed. Then Secretary C. A. Walsh,
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of the same committee, came out and
tried his hand. He met with but little
better success. He had, however, much
backbone, and he read the Democratic
party of this state a lesson they will
not soon forget. He d.manded a
proper recognition of the silver Repub
licans by both parties and failing ■ to
obtain this, he proceeded at once by
authority of the national committee
and with the full consent of Senator
Jones to absolve every Democrat from
the Popo-Demo alliance. This has had
a wonderful effect. The silver Repub
licans, led by Senator Dubois and Con
gressman Edgar Wilson, have placed
a full ticket in the field, indorsing the
nomination of all the Democrats named
by the two previous conventions, but
pulling down the Populists and sub
stituting silver Republicans. This
same ticket has been indorsed by the
silver Democrats, a faction which com
prises fully three-fourths' of the party
of the state. The silver Republicans
claim four-fifths of the strength of the
Republican party of the state and these
allied forces will carry Idaho and re
turn Dubois to the senate. The next
legislature will not contain a single
McKinley Republican and there will be
not to exceed twelve straight Podu
lists. The main portion of' the body
will be made up of silver Republicans
and Democrats, all of whom
WILL SUPPORT DUBOIS,
rendering his support to the senate a
certainty. Senators Frank J. Cannon,
| of Utah, and Lee Mantle, of Montana,
j wired today that they would stump
j Idaho in the Interest of Dubois. Mor
eton Frewen, the celebrated English bi
metallist, has also sent word from Clii
( cago that he will be here. The pecu
j liarly aggravating condition of our
: state politic, wii' prevent any of our
i own leading orators from visiting the
East in behalf of silver, as had been
contemplated. They are forced to stay
at home, although Gov. William J.
j McConnell, who has no political fences
: to guard this year, is now campaign
ing in Oregon in the interests of Mc-
The race for congress in this state is
a highly interesting one. Hon. W. E.
Borah is the candidate of the silver
Republicans and Democrats. He is one
of the most brilliant orators in Idaho,
and is making a vigorous campaign.
The ticket he runs on acknowledges
Mr. Bryan as its leader, and is the only
ticket officially recognized by the na
tional Democratic committee. Mr. Bo
rah is a son-in-law of Gov. McConnell,
and, although a strong Republican,
heretofore, is out for Bryan and free
silver. Silver, be it remembered, Is
the only issue mentioned in this state.
Opposed to him are Capt. James
Gunn, editor of the Boise Sentinel, a
Populist, the nominee of the so-called
Peoples-Democratic party, and John T.
Morrison, of the McKinley Republicans.
The fight is squarely between Borah
and Gunn. Capt. Gunn has twice be
fore been the nominee of his party for
congress, and has twice suffered de
feat; once at the hands of Hon. Willis
Sweet, and two years ago by the pres
ent congressman, Edgar Wilson. Ap
parently he ls not to be discouraged.
From present indications Mr. Borah will
carry the state by a majority of from
5,000 to 6,000, and this may be largely
increased if the disaffection from the
Democratic ranks continues.
Frank Steun*. nberg, editor of the
Caldwell Record, and a former resident
of Knoxville, 10.. is the nominee of all
parties except the McKinley Repub
licans, for governor, and his election i 3
assured. His opponent is Col. D. H.
Budlong, formerly collector of internal
revenue in the Fifth district of Miss
ouri. He is the candidate of the gold •
bug element, and will receive merely
the vote of his party.
Congressman Edgar Wilson is now
running on the silver Republican tick
et for judge of the supreme court,
and will be elected with the rest of
that ticket. As stated before, the leg
islature will be strongly for Dubois,
and he will succeed himself next
HOWLED HIM DOWN.
Bourke t'ockran Given a Noisy Re
ception by Virginia Silver Men.
XORFOLK, Va., Oct. 29.— Great prepara
tions were made today for the speech of
Bourke Cockran. At 2 p. m. Mr. Cockran
entered the hall, 'escorted by the gold standard
leaders In this city. He was greet*.! with
cheers, followed by cheers for Bryan and
Sewall, and for Young and McKinley. As
Mr. Cockran moved to the front of the stage
he was greeted with mingled cheers. The
uproar became deafening, and from all sides
was heard, "What of slave holders?" and
j "How about that Madison square speech?''
Mr. Cochran said that he had been misrep- j
resented by the press as to his Madison i
square garden speech, and that only a few |
lines of what he said had been quoted. Again
the uproar stopped him. and the voice of Hon.
W, R. Mayo, mayor of the city, was heard
commanding order. The mayor was cheered
for his defense of good order, and made bis j
way to the platform, where he apologized
for the interruption. The meeting then went. !
on smoothly, and with a grand oratorical
finish, Mr. Cochran ended his speech. He
left for New York tonight.
Cabmen on a Strike,
LONDON, Oct. 29.— 1n pursuance to a reso
lution adopted yesterday evening, upwards of
4,O<W cabmen are now going out on strike, i
another chapter in the long and wearisome j
dispute between tbe cabmen and the railroad
stations. Tbe dearth of cabs is noticeable.
SWEPT BY GYGLOfIE
TESSAS PARISH AGAIN VISITEDt'
RV A MOST DESTRUCTIVE
ONLY MEAGER REPORTS IN.
AT LEIAST FIVE KILLED IN THQ
VICINITY OF LAKE
MUCH DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY.
Plantation Bnlldings in All Direc
tions "'emolUlu'd by the Force
of the Wind.
NEWELLTON, La., Oct. 29.-Tensas
parish has again been visited by ■__
most destructive cyclone. The atmos
phere was heavy and sultry all day,
the clouds growing blacker and blacker,'
and at 12 o'clock a terrific wind and
rain storm reached Lake St. Joseph.
Telegraph wires were torn down and
a most unsatisfactory report reaches
here from the lower part of the parish
where the tornado originated. The im
mense brick gin mill on the Mound
plantation, belonging to Joseph Curryn,
was destroyed. The course of the storm
was from southwest to northwest,
striking Bruen lake at Locust Land[
tearing down and destroying the public
bridge over Choctaw bayou. Twelve
cabins on Locust Land were complete
ly demolished and one colored woman
was instantly killed and several blown
into the lake.
Johnson's Bend, on Lake St. Joseph
is a scene of desolation. The gin house
was totally wrecked. Six cabins and
three barns, containing corn, were
blown to pieces. Several persons
were badly cut and bruised, but no
lives were lost. Telegraph and tele
phone wires are down. Later reports
show two deaths of colored men at
Bland s, fromJigtning, and two col
ored women and a baby from Locust
l_and were drowned in Lake Bruen
where they were carried by the fury of '
Vicksburg, Miss., Oct. 29.— Tensas
parish was frightfully afflicted by a
tornado today about noon. Six ne
; groes were killed and there was great
destruction of buildings on various
plantations. Seven houses were de
stroyed in the town of St. Joseph. Tha
parish was generally visited, and full
details are not obtainable tonight.
Oxford, Miss., Oct. 29.— A terriflo
cyclone passed through the eastern
part of Lafayette county this afternoon
at 4 o'clock, demolishing farm houses
and uprooting trees. The news has
just reached here, being reported by
i Hon. William V. Sullivan, Democratic
| candidate fcr congress, and T. J. Bar
kins. Mr. Sullivan had been speaking
at Tuka, and while returning to Ox
ford he and Mr. Hawkins were caught
in the storm. The wind lifted their
double team buggy, horses and all and
carried them 200 yards. The buggy
was completely demolished by falling
timbers, but neither men nor horses
| were seriously hurt. The storm passed
through the outskirts of the town cf
Delay and demolished- several houses.
Further details cannot be had tonight.
NEW ORLEANS STRUCK.
No One Known to Have Been Killed
NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 29— About 4:30
o'clock this afternoon a cyclone struck
this city on the river front, just abovo
Peniston street, and swept over a dis
tance of about a mile and a half. The
first building damaged was the Inde
pendent oil mill, situated at the head of
Peniston street. It was unroofed and
its contents damaged to the amount
of $6,000. The conveyors of the new
elevator of the Illinois Central rail
road were slightly damaged, and John
White Meyer and John J. Buck, em
ployed at the elevator, were lifted from
the ground, dashed against the elevat
or, and the latter was severely hurt.
At first a number of lives were report
ed lost, but so far these reports have
not been verified. The property loss
is estimated at §100,000. The cotton
sheds used by the. Texas & Pacific rail
road were partially destroyed. George
Bealer, a switch tender, was seriously
injured, an arm and hip being broken,
and Joseph Hennessy, laborer, was also
Meager Reports In of a Cyclonic
Storm in Oklahoma.
GUTHRIE, Okla., Oct. 29.— A cyclone swept
over a stretch of country about twenty miles
east of here at 7:30 o*clock last night de
vastating a district several miles long' ancl
probably a hundred yards wide. The farm
house of William Toby was flrst In the path
of the stor m* The building was destroyed
and Toby -was fatally Injured. The other mem
bers of his family escaped. Half a mile fur
ther south the Mitchell postofflce and store
was lifted bodily into the air, carried a hun
dred yards and dashed to the earth. The
building was smashed into splinters and Post
master M. L. Mullin and his wife, who lived
In the building, were killed. Their bodies
were found in the morning.
They died clasped in each other's arms.
Two stioks were driven through Mr. Mullin's
ekull. but there was not a scratch on the body
of his wife. The Mullins came here from
Itock Island. 111. The farm hou-e of Abner
Jones was also wrecked, and many smaller
buildings wero destroyed, trees uprooted and
Rumon arc current here that the same
storm did frightful damage further northeast
in Payne county, and that several persons
were killed there, but up to a late hour to
night no particulars are obtainable. There
was a tremendous fall of rain, and consdi
erable damage waa done by wash-outs and
the carrying off of crops.
STORM IN WISCONSIN. ,
Mneh Damage Done by Wind at
MADISON, Wis., Oct. 29.-A severe wind
storm struck this city tonight, doing much
damage. A portion of the roof of Fuller's
opera house was blown off and carried across .
the street. The Eddie Foy company was play
ing in the house, and one of the actresses
was hit in the face by a flying brick. She
was not seriously hurt, however. Many tele
graph and electric light poles were blown
down, and communication by wire with the
surrounding country is almost entirely cut
MORE MONEY WANTED
By England to Use ln Retaking iho
PARIS, Oct. 29.— A special dispatch
from Cairo says that the commander
of the Egyptian to roes, Sir Herbert
Kitchener intends to demand an ad
dition of $320,000 to the military esti
mates, which already exceed the
amount permitted by the international
convention of 1885. The object of Sir
Herbert Kitchener in asking for more
money, is said to be the raise of the
effective of the Egyptian army to 15,
--000, and to continue the reconquest of
the Soudan. It Is further stated that
the railroad from Dongola to Merour
will be completed In a few months and
provisions for an army of 15,000 men
will be stored at Merour. and that tho
advance on Berber and Khartoum will
recommence probably in March next.
It is understood that France and Rus
sia will protest against the expedition
and oppose the increase in the effectiva
strength of the Egyptian army.