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The Minneapolis journal. [volume] (Minneapolis, Minn.) 1888-1939, September 13, 1901, Extra - 5 o'clock, Image 1

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Minneapolis Man Unanimously Elec
ted by the G. A. R. Encamp-
ment at Cleveland.
General Sickles Had Withdrawn and
Many of His Followers Flocked
to Torrance.
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Cleveland, Sept. 13.—Judge Ell Torrance
of Minneapolis was unanimously elected
commander-in-chief of the Grand Army
of the Republic at to-day's session of the
annual convention.
Geaeral Daniel E. Sickles of New York
withdrew from the fight, leaving the field
to Stewart and Torrance. The western,'
man had been quietly gaining in strength !
on his own personality since the opening
of the campaign. The withdrawal of
Sickles also threw a heavy vote to Tor
rance, so chat when the balloting com
menced the latter had a walk-away.
The balloting stood 476 to 220 in favor
of Torrance. Then Comrade Wagner, who
had the Stewart interests in hand, moved
to make Torrance's election unanimous.
The election of officers was the only
business before the convention to-day, all
other business, including the report of the]
pension committee, having been referred
•to the council of administration.
• Other national officers were elected as
Senior Vice Commander—John McElroy,
editor National Tribune.
Junior Vice Commander, James O'Donnell,
Custer post, Chicago.
Surgeon General—\V. R. Thrall, Cincinnati.
Chaplain-in-Chlef— Rev. 1. U. Boyle, of
The installation of officers was con
ducted in secret, after which the conven
tion adjourned.
The unfaovrable news as to the condi
tion of the president cast a decided gloom
nver the convention. There was a mani
fest disinclination to transact any busi
ness while the death of the chief executive
seemed imminent. Consequently the elec
tion of officers was rushed and the thirty
fifth annual convention of the G. A. R.
abruptly terminated. The naming of the
place for holding the next encampment
was referred to the council of administra
tion, which meets late this afternoon.
Got. Van Sunt and Rawllns Post Did
Effective Work for Torrance.
Prom a Staff Correspondent".
Cleveland, Sept. 13.—The Minnesota
delegates in Cleveland are rejoicing over
Judge Torrance's magnificent victory, and
•re being congratulated by everybody.
&nIU the Torrance candidacy had looked
well from the start, there were so many
■acertain elements mixed up with it that
■obody felt like committing himself def
initely to a prediction of victory, although
the least sanguine felt that Torrance had
an even chance. During the past forty
eight hours his cause gained steadily and
yesterday's bitter pension debates in the
encampment greatly emphasized his con
servative middle-ground position and.
pointed him out as the logical compromise
candidate. •
Much credit is. due Governor Van Sant
for his untiring work for Torrance. He
did not labor more earnestly in his own
canvass for governor. Rawlins post also
deserves credit, for it has loyally and efl
thusiasticaily stood behind Torrance,
working as one man. The other Minne
sota Grand Army men here supported the
work nobly, and Judge Torrance feels that
he has been especially fortunate -in the
character of his support.
Rawlins post, as a body, finished its
work about 12 o'clock last night, and to
day a large number of its members, ac
companied by their wives, went to Buffalo.
Quite a number of them will go still fur
ther east. They include Judge and Mrs.
Fish, Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Stevens, Mr and
Mrs. A. H. Williams, General Adams, T.
W. Forbes, George A. Hanson, J. B. Bush
nell, L. S. Meeker and wife, Mr. and Mrs.
Crays, Mr. and Mrs. William Hooker and
Mr. and Mrs. I. J. Covey. Governor and
Mrs. Van Sant and a number more will
visit Buffalo. Major Norton and wife will
visit friends in Rockford, 111., before re
turning home, and Mr. and Mrs. W. G.
Byron will stop in Chicago for a time.
Mr. Richardson and wife go to Buffalo
and finally south for the winter. Mr.
Robinson and wife will visit their old
home at Claridon, Ohio. Elder Baker
also joins the Buffalo party.
—W. W. Jerrnane.
Mrs. ( ulista R. .loins of Vermont
National President.
Cleveland, Sept. 13.—Mrs. Calista R.
Jones of Bradford. Vt., was to-day
unanimously elected national president
of the Woman's Relief Corps, auxiliary of
the G. A. R.
Text of the Minnesota Governor*!
Nominating Speech.
Cleveland, Sept. 13.—Following is the
address of Gov. Van Sant of Minnesota
nominating Judge Torrance:
Minnesota presents the name of one of its
honored comrades for the office of com
mander-in-ehlef of the Qrand Army of the
Republic, but, in doing this, does not in the
remotest degree express one word of dispar
agement aganst the distinguished gentlemen
who are his opponents. No one can honor
more than we do that hero of heroes, Gen
eral Dan Sickles. Nothing that we can or
will do here to-day will add to or detract one
iota from the exalted position that he holds
in the hearts of the American people. Th^
old soldiers especially vie with each other
in doing him homage. His fame is as last
ing as the nation his valor helped to save.
Nor will we say ctight against that splendid
Grand Army man, the gallant Tom Stewart,
who for twenty years or more ha& labored in
season and out of season for the success of
the order that he and all of us love so well.
We present, however, a candidate, the peer
of either, and one who wil bring to that great
Continued on Second Paitew
Surprising Statement of the
Physicians Explained
—Drastic Remedy.
. Milburn House, Buffalo, Sept. 13.—The
lowering of the president's pulse to 123,
noted In the 2:30 p. m. bulletin, was con
sidered the most encouraging feature of
the afternoon, but the statement that the
president was better than at the same
hour yesterday necessitated explanation
in view of the extremely critical and dan
gerous condition which it is now admitted
he is in.
: The explanation given was that :
: the accumulation of undigested :
: food in the stomach had at that :
: time become as rank as pto- :
: maine and that a bolus of calo- :
: mcl and oil bad to be given. :
: It was exceedingly drastic. :
: Then the relief came and ex- :
: haustion followed. :
Dr. Mynter was the firafc physician to
leave the afternoon conference, and he
seemed more hopeful than earlier in the
day. To the newspaper men he said: .
"The president is somewhat improved
and the prospect is now more hopeful.
He is taking some nourishment, including
clam broth. There is no danger that he
will starve to death. Six days is not long
and now very little food does him. I feel
better about the case."
"The main trouble is the heart, is it
"Yes, the heart."
"What would you say was the" exact
trouble with the heart?"
"If anybody should ask you," replied the
doctor, "tell him I would say nothing."
"Is there any organic trouble with the
"None that we could discover."
"Is there any idea that the bullet was
"Absolutely none."
Statement Qualified.
Secretary Cortelyou walked over to the
press headQuarters shortly after the bul
letin dated 2:30 ;>. m. was issued and ex
plained that the sentence in the bulletin
"He is better than yesterday at this
time" should be strkken out. When the
physicians were preparing the bulletin he
said they had in mind the president's con
dition yesterday ud to midnight.
It will be remembered that it was just
bfore that time when the first alarming
intimations began to come from the sick
room about the impossibility of securing
from the president's stomach the undi
gested food, which not only threatened to
contaminate the system, but which caused
him exceedingly great discomfort. Resort
had been had to a drastic bolus of calomel
and oil. Just at midnight this radical
remedy had its effect and the movement of
the bowels came, bringing with it an im
mediate lowering of pulse and great re
Board of Control Will Thus Answer
Normal Board's Overture.
But Refusal to Discus* It Indicated
That It Will Not Be Ac
The peace proposition of the state nor
mal board lu-s been transmitted to the
state board of control. It was agreed
upon by President Ankeny and Directors
Mitchell nnd Hammond and outlines a
working plan on which the normal board
is willing to co-operate wiih the board of
The board of control refuses to divulge
the contents of the report until it has
prepared its answer. It is therefore evi
dent that the board of control Is not pre
pared to accept the proposition without
some amendment.
Two of the normal schools have volun
tarily surrendered and nullified the action
of the normal board. This morning the
board of control received copies of the pay
rolls for August from Moorhead and Man
kato, properly attested by the resident di
rector and the president of the school.
The board of control approved them and
sent them to the state auditor, who will
issue the proper warrants, and the em
ployes will get their money. The Moor
head pay-roll was $437 and Mankato $385.
Substance of Agreement.
From all that can be learned It seems
that the members of the normal board
have virtually conceded that the board of
: control has the authority to handle the
finances of the normal schools and make
all the disbursements as they see fit, and
it Is understood that the* normal board
i members are willing to concede everything
! that the board of control claims «,s Its pre
rogative in case it would make them agree
to name the resident member of the nor
mal board as purchasing agents for the
schools in thrtr respective cities.
The committee appointed by the normal
board to nlan a basis of compromise be
j tween the two boards consisted of A. T.
Ankeny, of Minneapolis; W. B. Mitchell,
of St. Cloud, and W. S. Hammond, of St!
Drunken Woodsman Decapitated by
a LoKHflng Road Train.
Special to The Journal.
Menominee, Mich.. Sept 13.—The dead
body of Patrick Daley, a well known
woodsman, was found lying near the
tracks of the Holmes logging road near
Pembina, Wis.. last evening. His' head
was separated from his body. Stupefied by
liquor he had laid down oh the track. He
was 40 years old.
The loss on the W. A. Clark Lumber
company plant has been adjusted at 532 -
000. The firm will rebuild.
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Physicians Say If They Can Bring Him
Through To-nteht They Will Have
Hope of His Recovery.
Doctors at 2:30 This Afternoon Pro
nounce the Patient Better Than at
the Same Hour Yesterday.
Buffalo, Sept. 13.—The following bulletin was issued by the president's physicians at 2:30 p. m.:
The president has more than held his own since morning and his condition justifies the expectation of
further improvement. He is better than yesterday at this time. Pulse 123; temperature 99.4.
Buffalo, Sept. 13. —At 2:20 p. m. Representative Alexander, who had just
come from the Milburn house, said that the president had been asleep for an
hour and a half. He was resting like a child. Colonel Alexander denounced
as untrue a report circulated in certain quarters that the president was in a
dying stupor. When awake, Colonel Alexander said, the president was per
fectly conscious. He said that Mrs. McKinley is still ignorant of the change
in the president's condition, although she had seen him shortly before noon
for a short time.
Milburn House, Buffalo, Sept. 13. —The president's physicians feel that if
they can pull their patient through the night there will be hope. Drs. Johnston
and Janeway, the heart specialists, are expected here to-night. What little
nourishment the president is receiving is by enema. The physicians are puz
zled by the heart action and have not yet been able to determine the cause of
the sudden weakness of that organ.
Milburn House, Buffalo, Sept. 13. —12:30 p. m. —The president's physi
cians report that his condition is practically unchanged since the 9 o'clock bul
letin. He is sleeping quietly.
—George B. Cortelyou, Secretary to the President.
Milburn House, Sept. 13. —Dr. Stockton came from the house at 11:50. He
said: "The president is holding his own. That is all I can tell you."
Milburn House, Buffalo, Sept. 13.—The following bulletin was issued by
the president's physicians at 9 a. m.:
The president's condition has somewhat improved during the
past few hours. There is a better response to stimulation. He is
conscious and free from pain. Pulse, 128; temperature, 99.8.
—P. M. Rixey,
M. D. Mann..
Roswell Park,
Herman Mynter,
Eugene Wasdin,
Charles G. Stockton,
—George B. Cortelyou,
Secretary to the President.
Milburn House, Sept. 13.—At 10:45 a. m. the president is now sleeping.
! Doctors Park and Rixey are in attendance.
At 10:30 Secretary Hitchcock said: "I refuse to surrender. While there's
i life there's hope."
Milburn House, Buffalo, Sept. 13.-9:40 a. m.—A clergyman arrived at the
house at this hour and was admitted. His name or denomination is not
known at present
Milburn House, Buffalo, Sept. 13.—Dr. Mann announced that the president
was better than he was in the early morning hours.
"We are very anxious " said he, "but have not given up hope by any
The minister who entered the house was Chaplain Sykes, of the United
States navy. He says he was not called professionally, but was in the city and
stopped to ask the president's condition.
Milburn House, Sept. 13.—Mr. Milburn, at 8:40 a. m., told W. H. Hangerer, a
Buffalo business man, who called to see him, that they were encouraged by
the developments of the last half hour, and that they thought the president
had a fighting chance.
George P. Sawyer, a friend of Mr. Milburn, who hurried into the house a
few minutes before 9 o'clock, came out with a look of relief on his face.
"It was reported down town," said he, "that the president was dead.
The flag on the big Liberty pole, on the terrace at Exchange and Main streets,
was half-masted. lam glad to be able to say that the president is better
than he was three hours ago. The surgeons are now dressing his wound."
Milburn House, Buffalo, Sept. 13.-6:50 a. m.—Shortly before 7 o'clock
Abner McKinley left the Milburn House for a short time. He said the presi
dent was then sleeping, and had been for some Uo^.
—P. M. Rixey,
M. D. Mann,
Herman Mynter,
Eugene Wasdin,
Charles G. Stockton,
George B. Cortelyou, Secretary to the President.
Milburn House, Buffalo, N. Y.,Sept. 13.—
There Is a chance for President McKin
ley's life. His family, the two members
of the cabinet who remained here, Sena
tor Hanna, Colonel Herrick and others
who arrived by special trains this morn-
Ing are in the drawing room of the Mil
burn bouse watching the passing of the
fateful moments that may be the last of
the man they all love so well, and whom
> the nation has honored in the highest
; degree. •' .. :• • ;
| All realize that only a slender
! hope remains, and all dread a sudden at
tack of heart failure which might bring
death. Of all that sad household only
the wife does not know the truth. She
surmises that Mr. McKinley is worse,
for she was told this morning. it would
be better for her not to enter the sick
chamber. She assented, but it was with
a look of mute appeal in her eyes.
" The president himself seems to realize
that his life hangs by a thread, although
he has not yet been told how slim his
chances are. .
: - Leading Specialists Summoned.
The doctors, it is needless to - say, are
doing all that medical scienoe and skill
can do to save the president to his coun
try- Dr. W. W. Johnston of Washington,'
and Dr. Janeway of New York, two of the
most eminent heart . specialists in . the
United States, have been summoned to
lend ■ their skill and counsel, end Dr. llc-
Burney, the noted surgeon, who left yes
terday, has "been recalled. He advanced
the theory before he left that the accel
erated pulse might be due to the after
effects of the shock of the first bullet
against the breast bone, now manifesting
itself for the first time. ;% :■: , -•
Vice President Roosevelt and the ab
sent members of the cabinet : have been
telegraphed for and are speeding here as
fast as steam and steel can bring them.
Miff lit Die Any Moment, :
When the sinking spell occurred at 2
o'clock this morning, it wag feared Mr.
McKinley might expire at any moment, afl
he did not respond to ordinary stiumlanta,
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.. : It was only whsn recourse was :
: had to the desperate resort of : '
: injecting saline solution, which :
: saved Mrs. McKinley's life in :
: ' San Francisco, into his veins :
: that the circulation grew strong- :
: er. His pulse at one time was :
:. almost 140. The rally came in :
: time and with it hope. With the :
: fresh energies of daylight the :
\ : president appeared perceptibly :
: stronger, and the physicians an- . :
: nounced in their 9 o'clock bulle- :
: tin that his condition was im- :
: proved. The pulse was several :
: points from the highest, , and :
: they anjrnied the existence of :
: hope. ;
: Dr. Mann declared most em- :
: phatically that it was absurd to :
: say the president was dying. :
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Saline Injections Not Dlscontlnueft*
At 11 o'clock it was reported the at
i tending physicians decided to stop th* ;;
use of the saline injections, as the pa
tient had begun to revive from the ex
treme depression. It was deemed wise to
withhold the saline solution for a possi- i
ble future sinking spell. The quantity,
of digitalis was also diminished to %**■+ • :}Z
certain If the president's heart could da
without stimulants. „ . ;;?>.;-.
" Dr. Wasdin said:
"I cannot reiterate it too often; th«
president is holding his own."
"Has he rallied perceptibly, T doctor?*'
was asked.
"Yes and no," replied the surgeon.
"What does that mean?"
"It simply means that there are fluo« *
"The doctors have not abandoned hope?"
was asked. '
"By no means. There Is a fighting.
chance. At present the condition of the
president is not hopeless, but-within ten /
minutes- the greatly-to-be feared moment
may come." 8
"Is it true, doctor, that the saline In
jections have been stopped?"
"Hardly; indeed, we gave such an' in*
Jectlon not long ago. The patient re*
sponded and we are waiting to see -if an
other will be necessary."
Dr. Wasdin's absence left Dr. . Rixe? v
alone with the president, but the former „•
announced ; that he expected to \: return
within an hour. . \ '•
• Secretaries Wilson and Hitchcock fol
lowed Dr. Wasdin and went away In an
automobile to the Buffalo club. The for-«
mer said: '.. ■
"1 certainly have not given up hop* log
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