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VOL. XXIII.- NO. 305.
IS IIS HIS HI
The Best He Can Figure Out Is a "Plurality of
Twelve Thousand for /; /^
Van Sant j
Gives Estimates. That Make It Possible to Show
How Weak His Whole \ '
People who have been content to figure
that Minnesota would go tills way or
that way at the coming election by "so
many thousand," favoring perhaps their
hopes, and perhaps their prejudices, will
blush when they read the figures pre
pared by that astute chaperone of the
Choctaws, the saturnine Scot, Tarns
Tarns not only subdivides the state Into
congressional districts and thus gives a
check rein to his enthusiasm on general
results, but he goes further and professes
to predict the plurality in each congres
sional district, not by thousands, nor
even by hundreds, nor by twenty-lives,
but down to the fives and tens.
The calculating engine of Babbage
was good in its day, with known factors.
Ross Clarke for a few clays held nigh
laurels as perhaps the most precise of
political prognostlcators; but the brain
of Bixby out-Rosses the palmiest days
of the Marlborough magnate.
IT IS SETTLED NOW.
Trecincts that have looked forward
to next Tuesday as the day when men
would meet and cast their ballots in ac
cordance with their convictions, stand
Aghast at the insouciant Bixby's declara
tion. The will of the people is reduced to
simple arithmetic. The silent snow fall
of the ballots cannot block the Intellec
tual tramway over which the Red Wins
editor is running his mathematical ex
Mr. Bixby, after careful cogitation, sub
mits to the voters of the state the fol
lowing prophecy of what he has to.d
them to do for next Tuesday:
MR. BIXBY'S FIGURES. ,
Van Sant. Lind.
First district 5.750 ......
Second district 3.150
Third district 1,180 ......
Fourth district ........... 1.320 ......
Fifth district 2,200
Sixth district 1,975 ......
Seventh district 3,100
.... Totals • 15,575 3,050
Van Sant's plurality..... 12,515 -■ ..:_;;.
Strangers, looking at the figures, might
think Bixby was biased, or unduly en
thusiastic In claiming for his party cham
pion all but one of the seven districts.
HE IS MODEST, INDEED.
Far from it. Mr. Bixby is-Scotch. The
Boot does not permit his' enthusiasm to
overcome his judgment, unless he is play
ing golf. But Tarns does not play golf. It
would not become his dignity as chief or
acle of the Osages.
. Mr. Bixby is indeed .modest. You will
observe that he only claims Mr. Van
Sauls own district, the First, the dis
trict where the old river captain has
lived these thirty years, by 5,750. The
First district is nominally Republican,
dough, another old river man, carried
lt in IS. C by 7,07.. McKinley carrying it
"by 12,757. In 18.8 it had not lost any of
its" Republican predilections, Tawney,
with all his lumber trust troubles, carry
ing it by over 7,000. It is true that Wil
liam Henry Eustis only carried it by
3,267, but think who William Henry »as
running against. Tarns only claims 2,030
help from McKinley in this district,
anting that Van Sant will get 2,030 less
than the usual Republican majority, and
7,000 less than McKinley's.
. That Mr. Bixby is modest cannot be
Mr. Bixby opines that Van Sant will
carry the Second district by 3,150. This
Is Gov. Binds' own bailiwick. He is
known man to man there. McKinley
carried it in 1806 by 10.285: Clough car
ried ii over Bind by 954. McKinley thus
ran 9.331 ahead of Lind's opponent. Mc-
Cleary carried that district for congress
two years ago by 6,512. Bind, running
for governor the same day, carried It by
3,252. Bind ahead of Evans, 7,764. It is
evident that Bind is 8,000 to 9,000 votes
ahead of the normal ant-Republican
strength In that district. On what ba&is
Mr. Bixby estimates a gain of 4,402 votes
for Van Sant over Eustis in the district
lt is difficult to see, for that is the dis
trict where Eustis is popular, and the
only district where he has been allowed
to campaign this fall.
HAS IT DOWN TO 10* S.
Mr. Bixby claims the Third district by
3,180. If he had said 1,200, people might
have thought he was over sanguine. But
lest enthusiastic Republicans should
wager their money on 1,200 majority, and
find themselves beaten by a paltry ".0
votes, Mr. Bixby lets them in with th?
choicest of his advance information, that
they may have the coin when the col
lector calls for the next campaign. Mc-
Kinley carried the Third district by 7,
--628, 6,028 ahead of Clough, whose plural
ity was only 1,500. Heatwole, like McKin
ley, carried it by over 6,000 in 189S, but
Lind increased his gains over the Repub
lican ticket from 6,000 in 1896 to 9,000 In
1893, carrying the district by 3,011. Mr.
Bixby thinks that Mr. Bind has lost near
ly as many friends in the last two years
as he gained from 1896 to 1900, for he
figures a loss of 4,191 for the governor
AS TO FOURTH DISTRICT.
In the Fourth district, Instead of mak
ing claim of 1,300, Mr. Bixby, to show his
complete command of the figures, pre
dicts that Mr. Van Sant's plurality will
be 1,320. McKinley carried it in 1896 by
11,000. and Bind was nearly 6,000 ahead of
Bryan, Clough's plurality being but 5,
--.16. In 1898, Lind carried every county
of the district, except Chicago, with a
plurality for the district of 2,655, although
Fred C. Stevens, running for congress on
the opposing, ticket was elected by over
4,000. Mr. Bixby's belief is that" the re
turn of Alex Lindahl to the fold will
change the plurality of 2,655 for Lind to
one of 1,320 for Van Sant, which is more
than Mr. Lindahl's most sanguine ad
mirers have claimed for him.
SITUATION IN HENNEPIN.
Mr. Bixby claims the Fifth district,
Hennepin county, by 2,200 for Van Sant.
When McKinley carried It by 6,271 in
1896, Lind carried it by 3,205, although
Gov. Clough lived there, a discrepancy of
?,876. Two yearn ago, Fletcher carried it
by nearly 6,000, but Lind carried it 3by
over 5,000, showing that 11,000 Republican
j^k\W "\ t-# _^Q £____ _^ ___ _________ ____. _, _■
voters in Eustis* own town thought the
present governor ■ a good' man jto • tie to.
As the presidential campaign is : being
fought this. year largely on tlie same
lines as in 1886, and Van Sam certainly
cannot be, more popular in Minneapolis
than the genial Dave Clough, the factor
which Tarns must rely" on to change
Lind's 5,000 plurality into a deficit of 2,200
must be the 7,200 votes that were attach
ed to Doc Ames' petition for the Repub
lican nomination for mayor. Ames is to
save Van Sant: in 'Hennepin, If McKinlev
will carry him through .the rest of the
WHEBE. SA3! IS NOT KNOWN. "
The Sixth district is farther • from
Mr. Van-Sant's-home than any of the
districts previously discussed, .and conse
quently not liable to the local cause-*
which might cause the near neighbors
of Mr. Van Sant to falter in their 7..00
normal majority, and give him only
5,750. So when he strikes the Sixth Mr.
Bixby becomes more hopeful. McKinley
carried the Sixth by 6,510, vet Bind had
a plurality over Clough. In 18SS. Morris
was elected by- a small plurality, but
Bind had 4,500 to spare.. Mr. Bixby
thinks this 4,500 for Bind will be 1.975
for Van Sant this year, a Republican
gain, to be. as precise as Mr. Van Sant;
of 6,479 votes. Two years ago Tov.ne
was Morris* opponent. In Steams coun
ty, which. gave Bryan nearly. 2,000, .Towne
got only 1,200. Truelsen will get nearly,
if not as great, a plurality as Bryan
did. Bind carried it by 2,500 in 189*6, by
2,100 in 18FS. It is known that the Ger
man population is not more inimical to
the national ticket this year than in
1896; it is certain that Bind will not be
weakened, in that ..district by the con
gressional nominee; so if the Sixth dis
trict comes within 20 or" 30 votes of Mr.
Bixby's figures the public will have to
conclude that the campaign managers
figured out how many they would need
and then packed the ballot boxes on
the iron", range to meet the exigencies
of the occasion. I
CONCEDES ONE BONE DISTRICT.
In order that Gov. Bind might sleepy
peacefully, Mr. Bixby conceded him one
district, the Seventh; by a plurality of
£,06.'i. The governor would hardly have
esteemed it a compliment to carry ,it
by', a paltry 3,000. But when Mr. Bixby,
in the depths of his generosity, spon
taneously tenders 60 more votes, there
can be naught but admiration for the
resplendent genius of this political mas
ter. It is true that this is 3,794 less than
Bind got in 1898 against Eustis and
4;6C2 less than he" got against Ciough
in 1.96, but Mr. Bixby is convinced that
the farmers of the Red River valley
hold Gov. Lind personally responsible for
the increase in the price of * nails and
barb wire' for fencing, for i the -^closing
of the Philippine ports, raising the price
of twine, and for the Tawney lumber
tariff .which compels them to pay more
for their lumber. ..'-.:_... " ........ ,
Mr. Bixby also feels that the farmers
of the Red River valley are. determined
to wreak a terrible vengeance on Gov.
Bind for his cleaning out of the Minne
apolis wheat ring, and he has heard that
there* is a veritable spasm- of feeling
against the governor, or failing to reap
point Judge Ira B. Mills, of Moorhead,
on the state, normal board, but both
these gentlemen were largely indigenous
to Clay county, and that they could
really swing, personally, 3,Boo,votes. Mr.
Bixby even can hardly' believe when he
is figuring it out for himself.
Of course his 'salary as chief of the
Cherokees and Choctaws and I Osages and
such will go on even if Van Sant is
beaten, so.-he might as well keep a
stiff upper lip.
Kij.;... Separate Slight Shocks of
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Oct. 31.-Eight
distinct earthquake shocks were felt in
Jacksonville today. The first shock was
at 11:15 o'clock a. m., and shook some
of the large buildings in the city. At
12:25 another shock, equally as severe,
was felt, and they continued at 15 min
ute intervals until 12:30 o'clock.
At 4:04 o'clock this afternoon the sev
enth shock was felt, followed four min
utes later by a report and shock, the
severest of the day. The last disturb
ance made the window panes rattle in
severa l__sections of the city. The shocks
were not severe enough to cause any
STATE DEMOCRATIC MEETINGS.
The following are the speaking dates of
Gov. Lind and a number of other gentle
men, who are interested in the success
of the Democratic ticket.*
Thursday, Nov. I.—Sandstrom, Hlnckly.
Friday, Nov. Anoka, Minneapolis.
Saturday, Nov. Cokato, St. Paul.
Monday, Nov. s.—St. Paul.
HON. T. D. O'BREIN.
-Thursday, Nov. 2.—Milaca. ' '
Monday, Nov. s.—Stillwater.
HON. J. W. WILLIS. ,
Thursday, Nov. I.—Spring Lake, Cam
HON. C. A. TOWNE.
Friday, Nov. 2.— Cloud.
Saturday. Nov. 3.—Little Falls, Brain
Monday, Nov. s.—Duluth.
HON. PIERCE BUTLER.
Saturday, Nov. 3.—Owatonna
HON. P. M. RINGDAL.
Friday, Nov. Polk county.
Saturday, Nov. 3.—Polk county.
- HON. S. M. OWEN.
Thursday, Nov! I.—Wood Lake.
Friday, Nov. 2.—Lamberton.
Saturday. Nov. 3.—St. Paul.
HON. J. M. BOWLER.
Thursday. Nov. I:—Hector.
Friday, Nov. 2.—Sacred Heart. -
, Saturday, Nov. B.—Renville.
Monday, Nov. s.—Buffalo Lake.
HON. F. H. CLARK."
Thursday, Nov. I.—Monti cello.
-' Friday, Nov. 2.—Delano. ,
HON. W. W. ERWIN.
* Thursday. Nov. I.—Pipestone.
. • Friday, '.. Nov. _ Slay ton. ; : .-.. .
Saturday, Nov. 3.—Fulda.
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THURSDAY MORNING^: NOVEMBER 1, 1900.
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Mine Which Republican Managers Planted to Wreck
i Gov. Lind's Chances Will Not Work. '" ■ ;i
Organized Workingmen of Minnesota Are too Familiar
With Gov. Lind's Record, and Capt. Van
Unable,' as confessed by their executive
leader- to challenge the personal or of
ficial integrity of Gov. Bind; rebuked by
the universal condemnation of the peo
ple for the malignity of their recent, ef
forts to distort his official acts, and to
attribute, to him speeches that he never
made, the Republican managers are re
serving as the last card, with which
they hope to wheedle the Twin Cities into
giving Van, Sant the plurality that he
cannot get in either, a tremendous sen
sation, exploiting some alleged unfaith
fulness on the part of the governor to
the organized labor interests of Minne
sota, especially strong in the Twin Cities.
WHAT THE CHARGES ARE.
First, that the pamphlet containing his
Labor day address was printetd in a
"rat" office. ■-••. .'"•" -
This charge is false. It is true that the
Labor da^ address does not bear tie
union label, although it is the only bit
of matter sent out by the Democratic
state central committee this year that
does not bear it. and that it does not is
not due to any inability to put it there
upon. -.-- -,••■■--. A. - . a ±7*
The Labor day address was printed by
J. E. Dempsey, a member in good stand,
ing of Typographical Union No. 30, of
St. Paul, and who is entitled to use and
does use" the label of the International
Typographical union. His" office is a
union office. He is known favorably: not
only- to . the printers of the city, but of
the state. . - -."' ••
SECOND IS EQUALLY FALSE. * j
The second charge Is:
That the lithographs of the Democratic
governor of ;;Minnesota do not bear the
union label because they were printed in
a "rat" office."
Those lithographs were... printed by
Brown, Treacy & Co., of St. Paul, t»*
standing of which firm with union men
is a household word In local labor circle?.
The standing of the firm, is unblemished
in this as in other respects."'
AS TO CONVICT LABOR.
The third charge which Will be made
is that Gov. Bind favored having the
stone for the capitol steps gotten ready
by convict labor. By some of the plot
ters it Is even predicted that he favored
having the steps built by convict labor,
a statement scarcely less ridiculous than
the first. ' \':27~-
CHARGE NO. 4.
An attempt will be made to deceive -the
voters into believing that the binding
twine plant at the state prison, original
ly harmless to free labor, competes with
recently instituted organizations outside.
• This is equally false with the restJ/The
wire grass twine -made in these factories
Is not adapted for grain binding and docs
UP AGAINST IT.
Sant's, to Heed It at All.
not in any occupation, come ; in compe
tition with the manila and. sisal twin*
manufactured ait" Siilte..wter piison. .
THEN COMBS THE HUMOR.
The plotters then had the effrontery to
. Capt. Van Sant led ■ the fight on the
floor of the house of 1893 for the passage
of the Tawney bill requiring all: street
railway companies, to provide protection
in the shape of vesu billing for motormen,
and so effective was the law made by his
careful attention to details that not a
street railway company, in the. state even
attempted to evade its -provisions. \ It
is true that R. A. "Walsh, of. St. Paul, a
Democrat, was . the author of if a bill jof
like purport, but the judiciary. commit
tee found that Mr. Walsh's bill was de
fective in many of its'- more important
provisions, especiallylas to the matter of
penalties, and. substituted the Tawney
bill. Being the house "colleague of Mr.
Tawney, Capt. Van; Sant was charged
with the care of this bill, and he carried
it through the house in. spite of all op
position. . .-,.-. - .- .-,.
.Yes, and (apt. ; Van Sant forprot
to vote % for the bill himself.
.'.'". McHALE IS FORGOTTEN. §
The fathers of this I latest Republican
"trump"' ignore;. the fact -that Gov. Bind
superseded "the. intensely "partisan Pow
er of Gold Powers, who.'c- last two years
in office were chiefly devoted to writing
speeches for Gov. (lough and compiling
statistics, for campaign -• orators, and
placed in at the head of -the labor bu
reau ' Martin - McHale, a" working man,
a union man, a practical man, who was
highly esteemed -by 'organized ..- labor
throughout the state.,' and a man who,
instead of making, the labor bureau
a literary institution for pulling the wool
over the eyes :of the (people of the state,
has restored it to its primary, functions,
the promotion of the welfare jof .' the " la
boring people of the state, through the
maintenance Tof safety ; devices,l. and the
enforcement of the statutes which- work
ingmen,. through their - - organizations,
have been able to -convince the people's
lawmakers were beneficent. :' ' /■ ''"■AAA.
FORGOT THE COMMISSION, TOO.
The parents, of thist Republican . cam
paign fake also ignore ;'the fact that
Gov. Lind ; was ready to take a step in
advance of any of their own. ilk in be
half of organized labor, and in, connec
tion with the question of the competi
tion of convict with* free -labor,. ..in;
th&( state proposed and appointed a
commission .to inquire into, the j Status of j
the prison Shoe factory,'' and as jto its
effect on the free labor employed in the
same industry outsido, the prison walls..
* This was something that the Republi-j
can governors, with wealthy prison con
tractors assessed directly 0r,.; remotely
heavily . for the biennial campaign funds,.
never dared _do. Gov. Lind took up the!
cudgels behalf of the/fights ''of or
ganized labor, the peojj)_fe of ■■ this state ]
.will ; see the 5 shoe factorjr'fct the state
prison"closed during :his* next term and
I the convict labor there employed put !at
I some work which will not be in competl-
I tion with honest outside . 1ab0r...:...'"-. ;;
The, union- men know" where Gov. Bind
stands, -and the roorbach will, fall as flat
as the cartoons with which the• Repub
lican press has .', been maligning- him. ;
The campaign fake does not,! however,
tell why Senator Kunte Nelson's print
ed addresses do __rt bear the union label.
Dowie's Opinion- of London Drank-j
enne_4_ anil Drbanchcrjr.
LONDON, Oct. Before a large au
dience tonight " John Alexander' s Dowie ;
vehemently rebuked the' British -people I
for the • frenzied manner^ in -which 'they 1
.lave - been ■ celebrating the-.return of I
the city imperial volunteers. '"- ■ • '
- . "O- shame, where is thy blush?" - he*
exclaimed. \"I am.an old- man, but never
before have-. I witnessed such a sight as
that which- disgraced- London^ last night.
•America's ■ great cities could not stoop
so low. -' America does not produce a
breed capable - of' such -'- a debauchery.
I saw thousands- of men and women in
advanced, stages: of'• drunkenness dancing
and : kissing» in the public * streets." -It.
was the devil's own . celebration. Will
you repeat it?. Will you go mad .'when:
Lord Roberts comes home? ' God forbid
that- you should heap your country with
shame * by. - re-enacting • such sins" [ and
frenzies as those which ! have . made ; the
last twenty-four hours infamous."' • <
"•; 7f77.' ' . ' 1 BULLETIN OF/ 7:
IMPORTANT NEWS OF THE DAY
Weather Forecast for St. Paul:
I—Bixby's Figures Weak. !
Plot to" Deceive Labor.
' Gov. Lind's ,Easy Day.
What Mr. Hay Says. ;.-. .7kg&
Oat of Foreign Office.
'_'-'■' • ■ • *'.'■* "- -*"* ~ -"■ ' *■ -'
Lawyer Elmquist's Hearing:. .
- :■• - Johnson's Books a Burlesque.
.. National Polities. .
. 4—Editorial Page. ; :*'-.• ■■'-. A';
6—Sporting News. ....:'..'
National Guard Interested. '• v-
What Prof. Lewis Has Done.
6—Anokn- Murder Case.- - ■-.—• - ,'.'
■'-. News of Railroads.
'** 7—Markets "of the World.
Chicago Dee. Wheat, 74 3-4e.
Bar Silver, 64 l-4c. v ..; '.
— - Stocks Dull) lower. '---.-..". '
'. B—ln - the. Local Campaign, " .-' '7*2~2 . •
.-Hot Shot, in Fonrth. ".''"*-. *..; - ■
St. Paul Know. Justus.'•'- '.'-. '. -''
PRICE TWO CENTS-jg^a^
ME TO II ID IN 11
_(___Wt__l»__rsi-^ ** * ■*—■ JL ■ 11 ft E
And the Wet Weather Did Not Affect the
|| Warmth of His Reception in Chisago | |
and Isanti Counties
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President of the Lindstrbm Meeting Was Judge
John Shaleen, a Life-long Republican,
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Now Supporting Him.
From a Staff Correspondent.
CAMBRIDGE, Minn., Oct. 31.—The ele
ments were greatly opposed to effective•
campaigning today and yet Gov. Lirid,' on;
his final tour of Minnesota spoke four
times, addressing large audiences upon
each occasion. . From Willmar in Kan
diyohi to Cambridge in Isanti county is
tiV5 leap the governor has made ln the
last twenty- hours. It was a busy
day and a hard one, but nevertheless a
most successful one for Gov. Lind. At
Lindstrom this morning the governor de
livered his first speech.' Rain had fallen
the nigh* previous, placing the roads in
a miserable condition, and it continued
to fall in rather copious showers upon
the hundreds of farmers coming in to
hear Gov. Lhid speak. But it apparently
failed to damper their ardor. The crowd
was large and enthusiastic and filled the
town hall. This was most* remarkable
under the adverse conditions. Dr. A. J.
Stone was present upon this occasion
and also at Wyoming and North Branch
in the afternoon, but as the time v. as
limited the doctor did not speak. At
Lindstrom the meeting was presided over
'by ex-State Senator John Shaleen, now
judge of probate In Chisago county.
Judge Shaleen has been active in state
and county politics for over thirty years
and has been*in public service constantly;
as a Republican since 1871, serving as a
sheriff of his' county- and state senator
and two" years being elected by the
Republicans to his present position. He
has openly declared himself this year . -
FOR. GOV- LIND,
.and ;Is contributing his bast energies
toward his election. The governor spoke
for an hour at Lindstrom devoting con-,
siderable of his time to the trust issue.'
but confining himself in the main to state,
issues.•';; * ;■•• ■ '-;' .'."'',".'*'" -' .*
jj "flls audience 'via s"'"a" "most appreciative
one, 'and he was tendered a live, infor
mal * reception after his speech. From
Lindstrom Gov. Lind proceeded to Wy
oming, where he talked to another crowd-
m if fin iff
lord salisbury. will HEREAFT
: v: ER ACT AS PREMIER '■
' ONLY 27.
LANSDOWNE SUCCEEDS HIM
London Newspapers Generally Con-
dent n the Lack of Farce of the
" New Secretary for For
• LONDON, ' Oct.- 31.—1t 'Is announced
seemingly by authority, that Lord Salis
bury, acting on medical- advice, has;de-,
; cided *to lighten his labors.by 'relinquish-
ing the foreign secretaryship. Lord
Salisbury has-had over "eleven years in j
; the foreign office, . and, though he has
passed his seventieth birthday, if he had
merely consulted his own natural desires
he would have continued to . hold the
two offices which he has occupied with
such varying success. : As prime j min
ister he will be able to exercise gen
eral . control, not alone in foreign . af
fairs, but in other departments of the i
public service. . , . ' .
Lord Laptsdowne," who - has been a
failure at" the' war office, "will be, ac
cording to the Telegraph, the new for- j
eign secretary. He "is a weak politician,'
but *! he has been ;a - successful viceroy, i
And :1s persona grata- with the premier.-
With -Lord Lansdowne at the foreign of
fice, Lord , Salisbury will still' be able
•to direct the foreign policy of England,
whereas sjrh* might -not be the case If
a strong' man like Mr. Chamberlain, had
been appointed. *. It is not .unlikely,'.how
ever, that, there ; will be a great outcry
if Lord Lansdowne's appointment should
■be officially confirmed. - ;: ;i 77
The Marquis of .Lansdowne's elevation
: to the foreign • .secretaryship, according
-to the-announcements in the newspapers
this morning, has, .figuratively speaking,
'taken the country's breath away.
It was as unexpected -as It Is unwel
come. 'Even the. staunchest' ministerial
mouthpieces among thei afternoon news
papers openly condemn it. The Globe
declares : the appointment' only shows
Lord Salisbury is -completely, out •of
touch with the feelings of the electorate
and | the Conservative party, • while the
Liberal Westminster Gazette, . crowing
over the discomfiture 'of the ministerial
newspapers which, have been so loudly
demanding _, the retirement of Lord Lans
downe,"-expresses relief at the fact that
Mr. Joseph Chamberlain "was not' given
Lord., Salisbury, -apparently arranged
matters with' the queen :at ; Balmoral a
week ago. . His lordship's own inclination
was to resign the premiership and lb de
vote himself exclusively.' to the _ foreign
office... He wrote her: majesty to ; this ef
fect,; but she." declined to" accept \ the :sug
gestions. | Lord Salisbury .-.therefore, went
to Balmoral to discuss the question, with
the result that..; the ■- queen carried her
point.. *"'_';■'; * 7. '-.--' . \'77-''.'■■': .'•'-,'
Public .'anxiety' is. to some' extent - re
lieved by the conviction that Lord Salis
bury's, experience will .'still;, be available •
:to direct the broad lines of policy .of
to the prospective foreign minister.l. -the-
Daily Telegraph's announcement had •
been : a mere feeler to ascertain the tern
;per of the public. toward ; Lord Lands
.downe's. appointment Ihe. would certainly
never become • minister of general , affairs,
but although the appointment of the sec
retaryship* has not yet been officially con
firmed, v it. is accepted .on _ all sides :as a '
settled ; down.>-« -.:..'-; . ~AA'7;:;Ay --*i
jed house in the afternoon. The rain had
not abated, but it seemed to have but
little if any effect upon the meeting. The
band was out to greet the governor, a*
was also several hundred enthusiastic,
citizens of all -shades of political belief.
He was most cordially received, and de
livered an able . address. North Branch
was the next point on the line. The
governor immediately went to the town
hall upon, his arrival, where he met a
vast audience waiting to - hear r.ln*
North Branch is largely Republican, po
litically, but it turned out as good an
audience in size as has been hafl in any
town of its size along the road. Gov.
Lind went Into the details of the. most
important stats issues, ignoring "the
minor subjects, to which his opponents
are assiduously endeavoring to attract his
attention in an attempt to divert him from
the main issues. From North Branch It
was necessary to drive to Cambridge, a
distance of eighteen- miles. On" muddy
roads this was a very difficult undertak
ing, and Gov. Lind did not reach his des
tination until 9:25 p. m. ..;. :
• OVATION. AT CAMBRIDGE. .
A large, crowd was at the Commercial
hotel when he arrived, and gave him a
loud ovation. The governor proceeded at
once to the hall, which had been packed
for nearly three hours. The crowd was
certainly a patient one and deserved the
treat of the able and entertaining ad
dress, given. When the governor finally
appeared a wild shout arose and the
cheering was kept up for several min
utes. .;., :; V ,
The speech began with reference, to
national issues dealing later and largely
with state matters. Gov. Lind gave a
most effective address, and was heartily
received. .-■""//.." •'""•■'.'
AMBOY DEMOCRATS/, vj /I
Enthusiastic Meeting Addrc.n, ,1 br
Hon. TliomitM D. . chull. ,_*;
AMBOY, Minn!. Oct. 31— (Special.) -A*
big .Democratic rally ' was held her,e". to
- night. The speaker of the * evening-,
Thomas D. Schall,- made an able and elo
quent address, which was we*, received
by .the large and enthusiastic crowd
.present. ■ j. .. -:.-,..-■ - -.
II Iff X ID W
UNITED STATES' ANSWER 'IX) NOTE) *
ON ANGLO-GERMAN AGREE
TEXT OP THE FORMAL REPLY
The American Government Ho. ervee
Its Right to Action in Any l'.\ ,n- .
tunllty Arising: From tin -:, • .J
Third Cluuse. 772
WASHINGTON, Oct. 31.-The state de
partment-today made public the britivb-
German agreement lespecting -.the 'main
tenance of the "open door" : and territo
rial integrity of China, -' with the answer
of j the United States government; sent
in duplicate to each of the principals to
the agreement, as follows: ■ :77A*
Mr. Hay to Lord Pauncefote— Depart
ment of State, Washington, Oct. _»,'•_»<.).
—Excellency: I have the honor to ac
knowledge the recelnt of your note of
the 2Sd- of October,-nrclosing th:- text of
an agreement between Great Britain and
Germany, relating to affairs in China,
which was signed in London on the ltitti
inst., by the. Marquis, of Salisbury and
the German, ambassador, on half of
their respective governments, and invit
ing the acceptance by the Untied States
of the principles accorded in that agree
ment. These principles are: -....•. ,
1. It isa matter of Joint and permanent
international interest that the. port, on
the rivers and litteral of China should
remain free and open to trade,, and to
every other legitimate form of economlo
activity for the nationals of al countries,
without distinction, and the two' t*v
ernments agree on their part ;to upho'd
the same for all Chinese territory so far
as they can exercise influence.
2. Her Brlttannic majesty's government
and. imperial German government will
not on their part make use of the present
complications 'to obtain for ' themselves
any territorial- advantage %in : Chinese
dominion, and will direct their policy to
ward maintaining 'undiminished the" ter
ritorial condition "of the Chinese empire.
The United States have heretofore made
known their adoption of- both these: prin
ciples. During the last year the govern
ment Invited the powers interested in
China to Join in an exposition of views
and purposes in. view -of a partial trade
with that: country, and'received satis
factory assurances to that effect -from
all of them. When 'the'recent troubles
were .at their height. this government,
on the 3d of July," once more made an
announcement of its policy regarding im
partial trade and the Integrity of the
Chinese empire, and had the gratification
of learning that all the powers held sim
ilar views. And since that time the most
gratifying harmony has existed among
all the nations concerned as to the ends
to .be pursued, and there had been-little
divergence of opinion as :to the details
of the course to be followed. -
..It Is. therefore with much satisfaction
that the-president directs me to inform
you of the full sympathy of this govern
ment with those of her Britannic majes
ty and the German emperor in the prin
ciples set- forth In -the clauses of the
agreement above . cited. ' -". . "■'■
? The third clause of the agreement pro
vides: " „'." " ' ' - . i
3. In case of an other" power making-use
of. the complications in China to obtain
under any, form whatever such-territorial
advantages, -the two -contracting parties
reserve to themselves. to come to a pre
liminary understanding as to the event
ual steps to be taken for the protection
of their own Interests, in China.
. As '. this clause refers to a reciprocal
arrangement between the high contract
ing powers, the government of the United
.States" does not regard' Itself as ' called
upon' to ; express 'an opinion in re_pect
to It' - -.-* ■ • —John Hay.
'-. (A • similar -note was . addressed ■on - the
same day.by the secretary of state to
the Imperial German charge d'affaires.)