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AN EARLY DAY SET Sept. 14 Chosen by the Democrats for Their State Con vention. Nearly All the Members Were Present and Ready for the Campaign. 3y £ie Apportionment There Will be Three Hundred and Forty-Eight En titled to Seats. Counties Must Elect Delegates Under the Call — Complimentary to Kelly and Doran. Hon. Edmund Rice is Not in the Field for the Congressional Nomination. Judge "Wilson and Maj. Strait Say They are Not Candidates- - Political Notes. An Early Convention. After the geueral scrambling of would-be ;andidates and place hunters that occurred it the meeting of the Republican central committee on Thursday, it was refreshing to notice the quiet that attended a meeting of the Democratic committee yesterday. The meeting was held at the Ryan hotel, and most of the members were there. The committee, after a short season of debate, decided on an early date for the convention, and lixed Sept. 14 as the day. The apportionment was fixed at one dele gate for each 250 votes cast for Cleveland and Hendricks. with one at large for each county, giving a total of 348 delegates, who will be entitled to seats in the convention. It was also decided to make eligible only such delegates as were elected under the call. There was little else for the committee to do. A series of resolutions complimentary to Messrs. Kelly and Doran for the work they have done under the present administration was passed. One or two of the committee were not in favor of taking any action on questions which they held were not strictly within the jurisdiction of the state central committee, and on this point the longest debate of the session was held. Altogether it was a quiet and diguilied meet ing and its results were generally satis factory to Democrats whose opinions were asked. WORK OF Till-: COMMITTEE. ▲ Convention Called for September 14— Resolutions and. Debate on Messrs. Kelly and Doran. The meeting of the state Democratic cen traJ committee was held in Parlor No. 1 of the Hotel Ryan at 2p. ni. yesterday. It was a representative gathering of Demo crats. Those of the committee who were present were Chairman Michael Doran, John C. Oswald of Minneapolis, and C. P. McDonald of St. Cloud (members at large), Peter Nelson of lied Wiiiß, Ansel Oppen heim of St. Paul, C. F. Buck of Winbna, T. G. Meally of Mouticello, Horace W. Pratt of Minneapolis, J. P. Kennedy of Fergus Falls, A. J. Lamberton of St. Peter, H. R. Wells of Preston, William Smith of Crookston, and T. J. O"Learyof Avoca, ■who represented the Thirteenth judicial district. Neither John F. Meagherof Man kata, Fred E. Dv Toit of Chaska, or W. M. Campbell of Litchtieid were present, but Marshal Campbell was represented by M. J. Flynn, and the Sixth and Eighth judicial districts were not represented. Be sides these there were present as guests of the committee W. P. Murray and John B. Brisbin of St. Paul, W. T. Ankeny and Capt. Newton of Minneapolis, Hon. E. W. Durant and A. T. Linhold of Stillwater, Dr. A. Guernon of St. Vincent and other prominent Democrats. P. H. Kelly was absent, contrary to general anticipation, but Alex Barclay represented him, acting as secretary of the committee and keeping correct minutes of the proceedings for the information of the national committeeman. Chairman Doran, upon calling the gentle men to order, asked if it was the sense of the committee to permit the presence of reporters. W. P. Murray made the suggestion that they should be excluded. Mr. Wells saw no reason why they should not be allowed to remain, and made a motion to that effect. Without taking it up, however, various members expressed a desire to have the proceedings in secret, and the reporters accordingly withdrew. The first matter taken up was the date of the convention. The committee was divided on this question, with a bal ance of sentiment in favor of a convention prior to the Republican convention. Messrs. Doran. Wells, McDonald and oth ers were all outspoken FOR AN EABLIEB CONVENTION. A number of speeches were made on the suggestion of a gentleman, not a member, that the Democrats should meet, make a broad platform, embracing such principles as could be easily indorsed by the Fanners' alliance and Knights of Labor, and then pursue au out-and-out aggressive course to win — not to make a show. Ansel Oppenheim opposed this. It was not expedient, he thought. For fif teen years the Democratic party of the state had looked forward to every cam paign as to a forlorn hope. As an in stance of what might be the effect of a platform tending to collusion he cited the case of the overwhelming defeat of the Re publicans of St. Paul on the city treasurer ship. He advocated straight Democratic principles, win or lose; yet the party might take advantage of the Republicans by wait ing to see their platform, and what candi dates would be nominated. This was his policy — discretion, not col lusion. An amendment was made to the motion before the committee to have the convention held September 21, but it was easily defeated. The previous question to have it on September 14 was then taken up and the motion prevailed almost unani mously. The basis of apportionment was settled quickly, although there was some opposi tion to the basis proposed, which was one delegate at large to every county, one for every 250 votes cast for Cleveland and Hen dricks in 1884, and one delegate to every major fraction thereof. Some wanted to make the basis one delegate to every 300 votes, but it was generally conceded that there was more danger in making the con vention too small, fud barring certain counties from representation, than having a convention with a lull and strong repre sentation. Under the 250 votes basis Cottonwood, Jackson, Mille Lacs and Grant counties each have two votes. On the 300 basis they would have but one. Chairman Doran then suggested that some action should be taken as to those counties which have held conventions be fore the state central committee had issued the call. This aroused much discussion. Mr. Dorau vigorously denounced the action of those counties which had already se lected delegates as '"illegal and a fraud." gome strong speeches were made. Col. T. O'Leary of Avoca thought the committee should not recognize any county conven tion so held, but should sit down on them, and establish a precedent. Ansel Oppen beim characterized any such proceeding as unfair and undemocratic. That these counties had labored under a mistake it was true, but their delegates should now be recognized and admitted. Other mem bers acquiesced in this, but thought a res Daily ST. PAUL Globe. olution covering thisjmatter should be sub mitted TO THE STATE CONVENTION, that it was the business of the convention to decide what candidates were properly elected, and got within the province of the committee. On the other hand it was strenuously urged that the committee was the representative of the party in the state until the conven tion meets; it bad the powers of organiza tion delegated to it, and one of its duties was to call a state convention; no delegates to the state convention could be selected until the call was issued, because there was no convention yet authorized and what del egates were elected were for a convention which had no existence until the call was made, and therefore these county conven tions were not valid. Col. O'Leary pro posed that the call be drawn so as to read: "That the several counties in this state are entitled to the following number of dele gates to be elected 'under this call, etc." The words •'under this call" would deter mine the validity of the county conven tions, and would govern the committee on credentials in deciding what delegates were admissible. But it was suggested that a number of counties would then have two delegations, one already elected, the other "under the call." Mr. O'Leary was not doubtful that the same delegations would be elected by these counties, but in the event of two delega tions, the committee on credentials could decide which was valid. It was the bus iness of the committee to make the call, and the duty of the counties to elect "under the call." Besides, the basis of apportionment had not been foxed upon until the state com mittee met and established it. Mr. Oppen heiiu advised the committee to rec ognize all delegates heretofore elected, for he regarded it within the power of the convention only to establish rules governing the practice of selecting delegates. It was eventually decided, how ever, to have all delegates elected "under the call," which will exclude all delegations heretofore choseu. H. R. Wells of Preston then arose, bold ing three sheets of paper in his hand, upon which was written a preamble and set of resolutions congratulating and thanking Messrs. Kelly aud Doran. He said: 'Mr. Chairman: Without having any con sultation with anyone, but recognizing the fact that at a conference of representative delegates held in this city, Hon. P. H. Kelly and Hon. Michael Doran were selected to represent the Democratic party of this state at Washington, aud also recognizing that these gentlemen were selected for their un sslflshnesa and patriotic davotlon to the prin ciples of Democracy as laid down by the founders of the party, and in consideration of the faithfulness and total absence of all selfishness which has characterized the per formance of the trust delegated to these two representatives of the Democratic party of Minnesota, under a Democratic national ad ministration, I wish to present these resolu tions. If these resolutions do not meet the approval or' the members of this committee, do not accept them, but sit down on me. I like to be sat down upon by Democrats, whenever I do that which conflicts with the principles of Democracy. He read the resolutious. Mr. Doran hav ing previously absented himself from the committee. They were as follows: THE RESOLUTIONS. Whereas. Upon the suggestion of the pres ent federal administration upon its acces sion, that in states having no Democratic representative in congress recommendations for appointment for federal positions should come from the state organization, a confer ence consisting: of the delegates to the Chi cago convention in ISti-i aud their alternates, candidates for presidential electors and their alternates, candidates for couyress, members of the stute central Democratic committee and other representative Democrats, was held in this city iv April, 1885. to determine on the best method of carrying out that pur pose. Whereas, After careful deliberation in such conference, it was unanimously re solved that, having implicit confidence In the Integrity and unswerving devotion to Democratic principles of Hon. P. H. Kelly, member of the national committee, and Hon. Michael Dorau, chairman of the state cen traL Democratic committee, applications and recoinruenciations from the people, after local indorsement, should be submitted to them lor their indorsement and presentation. Whereas, The important federal positions withiu the state are now creditably filled, or approved applications for tho appointment of Democrats tneroto arc properly on tile, aud the duties referred to are substantially de termined; therefore, ttesolved, That the state Democratic com mittee, now assembled, tender to Messrs. Kelly aud Doran congratulations lor the dis tinguished recognition and consideration which they have deservedly received by the presideut, his cabinet, and the departments at Washington, also the cordial thanks of tlio committee for their uutiriug efforts in their discharge of the most, ouerous and delicate duties; therefore, Resolved, That this committee^, expresses its sincere regret that all tlßfetious of Messrs. Kelly and Doran at Wasnw^rtou havo not met tbe unanimous approval of the state Democracy, but that, some have seen ht to signify their disapproval; aud we most cor dially invite all such of our brethren to a hearty co-operation in the campaign cefore us, and houestly hope thut they will forget all differences of the past, and will unite on the fundamental principles of Dem ocracy, upon which the Democratic party of Minnesota stands, ttrui in their loyalty and patriotism. A DISCUSSION FOLLOWED. Mr. Wells explained that the preamble would disabuse the minds of the public of the idea that Messrs. Kelly and Doran had assumed all the power of indorsement and recommendation to otiice, and show that they were at Washington because selected by a Democratic conference to perform cer tain duties which otherwise would have been exceedingly diflicult, and cumbered with au exceedingly awkward process, for unless the conference had taken this action it would have been necessary to have all petitions and recommendations submitted to the state committee for its indorse ment, which would have necessitated a meeting of the committee on every petition. He moved the adoption of the resolutions. Ansel Oppenheim said: I wish to amend to strike out all after tho words "thanks of tbe committee, etc." I think what follows is not the business of the committee. It would be meddling with the business of the convention aud the Demo cratic party of the state which it will repre sent. Ido not think it is a wise thing to do here. We had better let the convention take hold of that part. This committee cannot speak for the state and as it did not select Messrs. Kelly and Dorau, but a conference did. it is the duty of this committee to let the Democracy of rthe state approve or disap prove of their actions at Washington. Ex-Senator C. F. Buck of Winona op posed the resolution tirmly. He said: I do not think, geutlenien, this is the proper place to take up these resolutions, aud lam not In favor of taking any action on them in this committee. Mr. Kelly has done a num ber of things which are not generally ap proved by his party in this state. He has certainly done many things which I would not have done. As to Mr. Dorau, let me say I have kuown him for many years, have been with him in conventions and in the legislature, and have always kuown him to be a straight, honorable, upright, unsel fish gentleman, firm in his patriotic devotion to Democratic principles. I believe him to be a true Democrat, aud that he has been actuated by honest aud unselfish motives. But 1 do not believe that the motives which actuated Mr. KHly were the same as those which actuatod Mr. Dorau. I lor one will not vote for these resolutions. lam not in favor of doing anything which will be con strued to be the approval of this committee. Mr. Wells made a reply as follows: I did not think when I wrote these resolu tions that a man so magnanimous as Mr. Buck would oppose them. He certainly cannot have comprehended their true intention. They do not approve of anything Messrs. Kelly and Doran hare done; they do not ap prove ot their actions, but of their untiring efforts. INJURED HIS BUSINESS. Mr. O'Leary said — The gentleman said some thing of the sinister motives of Mr. Kelly. Let me say, gentleman, that is rather a hard thing to say of a man who has shown himself to be so unselfish as Mr. Kelly. I believe Mr. Kelly is a broadminded man, and most un selfishly devoted to the interests of his party. 1 have known Mr. Kelly to be neglectful of his own business interests in bis devotion to his party. Why in the town kt. Paul; Saturday morions, atjgust v. 1886-- twelve pages. of Adrian a certain man wanted the post office, but Mr. Kelly could not go back upon the trust reposed in him, and he was com pelled to refuse his application, and now that man has withdrawn his patronage. A gentleman opposed taking any action on the resolutions at all, because it would "tend to disunion and disorganization." He wished the resolutions had never been pro posed in the committee. Ansel Oppenheim — We have got to do some thing with these resolutions. We must either adopt or reject them. If I had been asked before this committee met whether it was good policy to bring; them before the commit tee, I should- have said "no, leave them for the convention to act on." But they are here now. , .We have cither to say that we erred in our judgment in the selection of Messrs. Kelly and Doran to represent the state Dem ocracy at Washington, or that they did not faithfully discharge their duties, or we must adopt this resolution. There is no harm in adopting all except the latter end. In Mr. Donin's absence 1 will take the chair and put the question. Mr. Oppenheim seated in the chair, Sec retary Barclay called the roll. All voted in the affirmative except Mr. Buck, who declined to vote. This adopted all the pre amble and resolutions except the last, which regretted the action of the kickers and invited their co-operation. The committee then adjourned. The state convention will be held in St. Paul at 12 in., Sept. 14, REPRESENTATIVE MEN. Pictures of Some of Those Who Were at the Committee Meeting: Yesterday. SIBS A respectable gathering in numbers as well as in the character and appearance of the men assembled was the meeting of the Democratic state central committeemen at the Ryan hotel parlors yesterday afternoon, it included in the number nearly every member of the central committee, a fact that is unprecedented in past assemblies of the district representatives, in addition to several prominent Democrats who were in terested spectators. The individuals con stituting the gathering were types of the successful business men in the great North west. Many of them were very wealthy men, and the aggregate sum represented by their several fortunes would make or break any city. This feature of the gathering was most striking, not so much in the personal appearance of those assembled as in the air of solidity which it gave them, and was re flected on the meeting. To the careful ob server it was a remarkable gathering of rich men for any political association to claim as its members. The most striking person in the room was Horace W. Pratt, the millionaire resi dent of Faribault. His fat round body, having an air of good living and prosperity, loomed up among the other members. At present ; the head and front of the state fair, serving as its president, he. is engaged in the grain comirission business at Min neapolis, although residing at Faribault. During his eventful life in Minnesota he has ever been associated with the fair association of the county in which he hap pened to reside, and in Steele and Rice counties was instrumental in. organizing the county agricultural societies that still exist and are in a flourishing condition, lie officiated as president of each of them, and now is serving as chief executive offi cer of the Rice county association. Not a politician in any _ sense, although elected judge of probate and mayor of Faribault, he has ever been a staunch and true Demo crat. His business ventures have proved successful, and his checks are good for very large amounts. He is regarded as one of the wealthiest men in the state. ■: ; ■.:■■'.'■ -:■ •■ • • -■.*»* ■ . \ The next most striking man was - Judge J. B. Brisbin of St. Paul— a type of the old school Southern gentleman, he could easily be mistaken for a picture of some one of the old Virginia statesmen before the war, as he sits bolt upright on one of the settees in the parlor. His closely-cropped white hair shows to good advantage his well shaped head. His cleanly-shaven face per mits all of his facial characteristics to be seen at a glance. His prominent and half- Roman m>se, his sunken face and pro nounced jaws tell their own story. They give to the beholder the idea that he is a man of strong likes and dislikes, a positive, an extreme man, who knows no middle ground. They create the impression that he is a man of strong will power. He wears a black Prince Albert coat, light trousers, and his immaculate shirt bosom is not concealed by any waistcoat. A "choker" collar completes his outfit. In his hand he carries a cane and toys with a large white slouch hat. He sits erect, the picture of dignity. Those who know him best maintain that he is the finest lawyer in St. Paul and Minnesota, as he is the best read man generally in the state. He was there as a spectator. During the early days of the present administration, Judge Brisbin was prominently mentioned as a possible candidate for the position of United States district attorney for the state of Minnesota. Either he did not make the effort or his friends thought it best not to make the tight, for Mr. Baxter of Faribault got the office and the judge's name was not men tioned in that connection. v. i ..^..yv *♦* . J. C. Oswald of Minneapolis was another figure on the floor that attracted consider able attention. He is one of the aldermen of the Flour City, and is reported to be very wealthy, in fact enjoys the reputation of being one of the most successful busi ness men of Minneapolis. HM| V Michael Doran, the chairman of the committee, is another wealthy member thereof. His white hair and chin beard and florid complexion make him a striking figure in any gathering. He is accustomed to political meetings and feels perfectly at home. He takes things very easily and never allows himself to get worked up into any undue excitement. He is the present senator. from the Le Sueur district, and has .represented the section for more than one term; He is engaged in the grain commis sion business, and has inadi a great success of it. .Very wealthy is Mr. Doran, and his fortune can be valued up among the hun dred thousands, not far from the million line. .V.V;; »«* . C. F. McDonald of St. Cloud was there, a type of the successful country newspaper man. He is in charge of the St. Cloud Times, a Democratic weekly paper of great influence. He started the paper, and has watched it grow through all its stages into a paying investment. An old resident of Steams county, he • has represented- that legislative district in the state house of rep resentatives and senate on several different occasions. During the war he was at the front and on being mustered out came home and went to work. *♦• John F. Meagher, the member from Man kato, was another well-to-do individual. Although the mayor of that place, a posi tion which he has held on several different occasions, and its representative in the leg islature, he has found time to make for himself a handsome home and a fine busi ness at Mankato. ■•^• : . ■ ■:•. ■•■ *** The millionaire member of the national Democratic committee, P. H. Kelly, was not in , attendance. Ansel Oppenheira, the wealthy real estate man of St. Paul, represented this judicial district. Judge H.E. Wells of Fillmore served for the Tenth district, and the several other dis tricts were creditably represented. Taken all in all, it was a most successful gather ing. : . THE APPORTIONMENT. A Showing of the Representation to Which the Counties Are Entitled. « The committee having decided that the apportionment should be one delegate at large for each county and one for every 250 votes or fraction thereof, there will be a total of 348 delegates, or just eleven less than compose the Republican convention. The list is as follows: Aitkin 2 Meekor. 4 Anoka 3 Mille Lacs 2 Becker 2 Morrison 5 Beltrame 1 Mower 4 Berdon 3 Murray 2 Big Stone 2 Nicoliet 4 Blue Earth 9 Nobles 2 Brown 6 Norman..... 2 Carlton 2 Olnisted 7 Carver 7 Otter Tail 7 Cass ' 1 P11tj....... 2 Chippewa , 2 Pipostone 2 Cuisago. 2 Pope. 2 C1ay;.......;;..... 4 Polk ; . . . . .. 8 Cook 1 Ramsey. 28 Cotton wood. 2 Redwood 2 Crow; Wing 3 Renville ;. 4 Dakota 8 Rice/. 8 Dodge 3 Hock." 2 Douglass 3 St. Louis.... 4 Faribault 4 5c0tt....... 8 Fillmore sjSberburne 2 Freeborn 4|Sibley 5 Goodhue 8 Steams 13 Grant 2 Steolo 5 Hennepin 33 Stevens - 3 Houston 6' Swift 3 Hubbard 1 T0ad.. ...... 3 Isanti ...... 1 Traverse... ...... 2 Jackson.... 2Wabasha.; 9 Kanabec 1 Wadena 2 Kaudiyohi 2 Waseea ; 4 Kittson 2 Washington 8 Lac gui Parlo 2 Wantonwau 2 Lake lWilkin.. 2 Lo Sueur 8 Wionna 14 Lincoln 2 Wrtjrht 7 Lyon .2 Yellow Medicine. 2 McLeod 7 V Marshall 2 Total 348 Martin 2 HE IS NOT IN THE FIELD. Hon. Edmuud Uice Not Anpire to. Congressional Honors -- He Names the Hon. E. W.Durant. To the Editor of the Globe: As there are quite a number of aspirants for the nomination : of congressman in the coming fall campaign, would it not be well for our people of the Democratic party to hive by common consent for the sake of vic tory, and nominato the Hon. Edmund Bice, the people's favorite, a man of unswerving integrity, devoted to the well-being and good order of society, who will represent them in all the various forms of his office fairly. Mayor Rice was seen at his residence last evening by a Globe reporter and asked whether he was a candidate for con gress. .- ■ "No" he replied, "I am not a candidate, and have no ambitions that way. I have got too many other things to attend to and am too old a man. If I had the certificate in my pocket I would not accept it. You can say that lam out of the race and the man 1 think the Democrats should nomi nate for congress is E. W. Durant, of Still water, who is eminently qualified to repre sent this district. Candidates in Uinona. H. R. Wells — Our candidate for congress will very probably be Thomas Wilson of Wiuona. He is the strongest man we have in the district. I think Miio White will be defeated in the convention. Lovely appears to have the ' most strength, but it is my be lief that a dark horse will be nominated. If Wiuona nominates a man, it will take a great deal of Lovely's strength away, and then Oluisted may turn. In our district they went a congressman from the Wiuona and St. Peter section, aud they have got used to ex pecting to have one something as Minneapolis has got accustomed to having a congressman. ' I think Gilman will get the Republican nomination for governor, and that his strength is greater than is gen erally conceded to him. He should have it in the line of promotion. ■ Mr. Wells was asked what he thought of Ames for governor or congress. He said he would not like to talk about that. He be lieved E. W. Durant of Stillwater would run well for governor. Mr. Wells, referring to the action , of the con ference which inv&ted ■ Messrs. Kelly and Doran with the powers of indorsing and presenting applications for office, said that the resolutions were faultily drawn, and that the action cutting off other commendation was wrong. He also thought the action on the "out-lawry" of Ignatius Donnelly was wrong, after he had gone through the campaign as a Democratic can didate. Maj. Strait is Out of It. Congressman Strait l have just got back from Washington. I am not a candidate. There would be no good in. dodging about the bush if I was. Political Notes. Herman Stockenetrom, candidate for secre tary of state, yesterday called at the Globe office and said:. "I am very much surprised over Mr. Stordock's assertion that I will throw all my strength over to him if I am not nominated on the first ballot. ■ Mr. Stordock surely did not give that statement on my au thority. It is news to me." H. W. Pratt — Asa Barton wants to run for congress in the Third district. I think about the strongest man we have is O. M. Hall of Red Wing. I don't think •it would matter whether Herbert or Reed were nominated. I believe Hall's strength would be greatest in his own county if Herbert was nominated. Hall is a very popular man. C. F. McDonald of St. Cloud— lt is hard to say who will be the Democratic congressional candidate in the Fifth district. J. C. Waters of Fergus Falls, chairman of the committee, has called a meeting of the committee at Fer gus Falls on the 17th. I think. Somebody will probably be nominated then. John C. Oswald of Minneapolis — Ames wants the nomination I believe ho can have it. He would run well for either governor or congress. Edmund Rice would get the solid vote of Minneapolis if Ames wouldn't run, but he would hardly get the vote Ames got for mayor. W. P. Murray — McGill or Gilman will be the Republican candidate, I think. Ed Rice will be- the Democratic candidate in the Fourth district if he wants to run,and I think Ramsey county would give him 4,000 ma jority. . A. Guernon of St. Vincent— newspa pers have treated me very fairly. There is very little of the anti-Kelly movement up our way. We had one representative down here but there isn't much said about it at St. Vin cent. Jessie McTntyre — am not a politician. I am a banker and have enough to do in my business without going into politics. I would certainly be in favor of Senator Hall for con gress in my district. ,A. J. Lamberton; St. Peter— McGill is all the talk among Republicans in Nicoliet county, and it is the sreneral belief that he will be nominated. Who the Democratic can didate will be I don't know. Aid. R. T. O'Connor Edmund Rice could go to congress if he wants it, but I would rather see him in the state senate, because I believe he would do us most good at home. W. T. Ankeny of Minneapolis l hear that Dr. Ames will be the nominee for governor and J. N. Castle of Stillwater for congress. Gen. Becker — Ed .Rice was nominated for congress he would be elected. . Ames would get a big vote. Peter Nelson of Goodhue— Hall would make a strong fight, and I believe ho can carry the district. ' IN MINNEAPOLIS. The Early Date for. the Convention •Approved—Various Rumors. Democrats about Minneapolis last evening very generally approved the action of the state central committee in setting Sept. 14 as the date for the convention. Said a well known leading politician: The committee is right in calling the con vention ahead of that of the Republicans.' The Democracy, should assert itself. We must take the initiative and be on the aggressive. The workingmen will have considerable to do with saying who are the candidates for the legislature on the Democratic ticket, there being a general desire to give them recognition. The Trades and Labor assembly at its , meeting next Friday, will probably appoint a committee to formulate certain demands for legislative reforms,. to the support of which, candidates must eive their pledges if they expect to get the labor votes. ;H. C. '•■. Morse, chairman . of the Democratic congressional committee, will issue the call for the convention within a few days. ' Letters are being constantly re ceived from the country urging that Mayor Ames shall be a candidate for \ governor. ; One policeman last evening received in one mail seven letters to this effect, all coming from Freeborn county. The name of J. i>. Muldoon was on the list of delegates to be sent to the congress ional convention, which was adopted "as read" by the Kepublicau county conven rion last Wednesday. Mr. Muldoon's name was not read, however. He would like to know whether he is a delegate or not. It probably matters not one way or the other, as no one wants the place. It is now announced that Judge Lars M. Rand has at last yielded to the entreaties of his friends, and is in the race for the probate judgeship. Capt. M. J. Daniels of Rochester, mem ber of the Republican state central commit tee, was in Minneapolis yesterday. He gives Olmstead county to White and says we are tor Cush Davis "first, last and all the time." Fayette Marsh, while attending the Knights of Labor picnic, imparted the in formation that Washington county will in sist upon Fletcher, Gilfillan or no Gilfillan. The Republicans ef East Hennepin are rustling for H. C, Bentou for the legisla ture. Capt. Mills is one of the most promising candidates for the legislature hi the Thir tieth discrict. A WORD FOR AMES. To the Editor of the Globe: Another important election is at hand and the whirlpool of old-time machinations is fairly stirred up by the regular political war horses, who always are on hand in time, in order to secure the fat of this land either for themselves or for somebody else who is willing to do their bidding in return for cam paign support. These political ringleaders, who now, since the day when Minnesota at tained her statehood, have been running us both in the legislative and the executive way, have always fed their constituents on lots of gilt-edged promises and so entirely beguiled both you farmers and us laboring men, that there has hardly been left brass enough in us to denounce them when they invariably have broken all their promises after getting- into their places. They have promised to you fanners time and time again, that barriers should be drawn so as not to allow of any further en croachment upon your production through the cunning soiiemes of railway corporations. And what have you got? The railroads have fcot the grants, the unlimited power of rate fixing, and the millions which honestly be longed to you. And you have got the taxes and the mortgages! The stockholder, the stockbroker, the wheat-gambler and the mill riugster is driving to balls and festivals with blooded horses hitched to $2,000 carriages and with their ladies bristling in silk, lace and diamonds — everything bought and paid for with your money — your money, mind you. At the same time many of you are walking around your homesteads in agonizing ex pectation of the sheriff's arrival, while your wives and children are only half decently at tired ! We laboring men in the cities have fared no better. We are suffering from evils in every shape, grown out of an overbearing monopoly as the manipulator of national and local politics. We have to curtail on our necessities on account of decreased wages, and meanwhile those who hold the contracts of convict labor, those manufacturing capi talists in whose interests we pay double prices for all we buy, and those who have been bribed to help perpetrate these out rages and keep them going, need not deny themselves anything iv shape of comfort and luxury. It is tormenting, indeed, to have to refuse your wife a well-needed gown, or your small one a pair of shoes, even when weather ought to stop all going barefooted, and know at tne same time that those you voted for and those you worked for a^e sharing an equal, sunny existence on an 'undue expro priation of your earnings. This state of things of course cannot be put to an end at once,but it must be checked. And now is tho time to put in a stopper and prepare for having our evils remedied in some near future. You farmers — fellow suf ferers as we are— let us get up, join hands aud face our foes in a body. Long enough have we beeu made a footstool to political maraudery in behalf of our own descendancy. We must get astir if we have a desire to retain our station as free men iv a free country. Then let us look at tho candidates now posing for the chief executive's chair in our state. There is Charles Gilmau, who has more railroad scheming and transportation robbery on his cousc ence than he should be able to make good again to you farmers in twenty prosperous lifetimes. Mr. McGill is only seeking the ruling power to be ruled, and Mr. Gibbs' availability mani fests itself through his statement in the Min neapolis Evening Journal for Aug. 11, where he says: "Of course the Freeborn delegation is for me, for I made it myself." Yes; they are making it up themselves. That is the old go. Shall they have it this way all along? No! we will stop them. We have a man in this state who never made up any delegation himself for himself. A man who has been put in high office, aud left it without having any doubtful increase of wealth or any broken promises to the peo ple weighing on his conscience. A man whose public record has no ruinous interfer ence with the interests of the producing classes, and a man who never cams forth but JjtoJ the call of the people. He is a Democrat on the principle: Of the people, by the people and for the people. He has had the chances to become a party boss, but he disdained to grab them. Maybe this fall bossism will fight him on his own ground. It looks like it, and that is one reasou more for us to gather around him. The man is Mayor Ames of Minneapolis. You farmers have to secure an anti-monopoly and anti-corpora tion man; we laborers have to secure an anti convici-labor man — one who is a labor friend in more than words.nlf we combine aud elect Mayor Ames lor governor, our action will meet all we require on both scores, and our combined interests as producing classes will have seen no more promising day in this state than the day when Ames enters the state capitol as the people's choice. Then let us throw away prejudice and other old fetters and work with a will for our own good, when election comes. Aug. 11, 1956. Many Laborers. LOOKING THE FIELD OVEH. Speculations as to the First District Democratic Congressional ISoini nee. Special to the Globe. Wixona, Aug. 13. — Notwithstanding Judge Wilson's letter, published some time ago in the Globk, wherein he emphatic ally declared that he would not consent to be a candidate for congress, the feeling seems to be still generally prevalent that Mr. Wilson will be the nominee of the First district Democratic convention, which meets here Aug. 24. It has been the opinion of many of the leading Demo crats that when he saw the overwhelming sentiment in his favor he might reconsider the matter and consent to be the standard bearer and consequently next congressman of the First district of Minnesota. In view of the above a Globe reporter called upon Judge Wilson this morning. Mr. Wilson stated emphatically that he would not under any circumstances be a candidate or accept the nomination. Re ferring to the fact that one county in this district (Mower) had already elected dele gates to thd congressional convention pledged to him, he said lie regretted such action very much, that his decision not to be a candidate is final and that he desires this to be distinctly understood. His rea sons for not wishing to be a candidate were fully given in his letter to Mr. Murray, and it was useless to longer suppose that he will in any event be a candidate. Mr. Wilson hoped that the Democrats of the First dis trict would not waste their time by further efforts in his behalf, but try at once to select SOME AVAILABLE CANDIDATE. Hon. John Ludwig, chairman of the Democratic congressional committee of this district, was seen this evening and ques tioned as to his choice for congress, as Judge Wilson positively would not be a candidate. Mr. Ludwig said if he thought Judge Wilson would be in the race he had not a word to say about any other candidate. But it now looked as if the judge would not run and in that case he would favor John Frank of Monroe county. He was a man of ac knowledged ability, a farmer who was very popular with everybody, and he would poll a very large vote, especially in the section where he lived. He believed Mr. Frank would receive the support of the counties in the southern part of the district at the convention Aug. 24. However, no work had been done for him as yet by his friends, as everybody had been holding back for Judge Wilson. Another prominent Demo crat said to-day that it looked as if Amos Cogswell of Owatonna would be the nom inee in case Judge Wilson was not in the race. Cogswell is well-known throughout the state, having been prominent in state politics and also in the legislature. He is regarded as a strong and able man. OLHSTED FOR WHITE. Tbe Convention at Rochester To- Day— First District Speculations. Special to the Globe. Rochester, Minn., Aug. 13. — It is very evident that the Olmsted county delegation, which will be chosen to-morrow, will be in structed for Milo White, and the prevailing impression in this city is that that gentle man will be nominated at the Kasson con vention. With the Olmsted county delega tion, he will go into the convention with 31 votes, Lovely will have 34, Mullen 7 and Dunnell 6 votes. It is obvious, from the surrounding circumstances, that White will be the second choice of the Mullen and Dunnell men. Mr. White has announced publicly that this will be his last race, and Mullen and Dunnell would naturally prefer him to Lovely, as he would leave the field clear for them at the end of his next term. Mr. White is here to-day, and is very confi dent of his nomination. Messrs. Mullen and Dunnell base their hopes upon the con tingency of a dead-lock between White and Lovoly. A BITTER FIGHT PROMISED. Special to the Globe. Kasson, Aug. 13.— The fight for the Republican congressional nomination in this district to an onlooker is becoming quite in teresting, and what may be the outcome is still a matter of great doubt The conven tion to make the choice meets here next Wednesday, and from pieseut appearances bids fair to be the most exciting contest ever held in the district, and what combi nations and changes may be brought about when the delegates shall come together, and be subjected to the manipulations of the candidates aud their friends, it is impossible to conjecture. Mr. Lovely, having secured the Houston county delegation, has thirty four delegates, if all who have been chosen in his favor stand by him, but there are very strong suspicions that the Winona delegation will not prove a unit for him, and. from reports coming directly from that city, these suspicions seems to be well founded. If Mr. White succeeds in hold ing Fillmore, Olmsted and Mower counties in his favor, he will be but three votes be hind Lovely, and with Steele for Dunnell and Wabasha for Mullen, the fight for these delegations by White and Lovely must be a very exciting one, and may result in a long and bitter contest. Hall for Congress. Special to the Globe. Red Wing, Aug. 13. — As the time for holding the Democratic congressional con vention in this city approaches it becomes more and more evident that Senator O. M. Hall of this city can receive the Democratic nomination for congress, if he wants it. He is one of the best stump speakers in the state, who has never weakened his influence by talking too much; a thorough organizer aud a stalwart fighter, personally popular With hosts of enthusiastic friends and few enemies. Will he accept the nomination? He himself is as close as an oyster upon the subject, and his friends are equaliy non committal. Much, doubtless, depends upon the political developments in the Third dis trict during tiie next few weeks. These Are Willing-. Special to tbe Globe. Montevideo, Minn., Aug. 13. — The political pot is simmering. H. E. Hoard and T. F. Knappen are each feeling that they could ttcept a seat in the state senate if it were tendered them without incon veniencing themselves. Our preseut sheriff, auditor and treasurer apparently hold a guarantee of continuance in their offices. For register of deeds there will be some what of a squabble. There are about thir teen aspirants. Nels Iverson and Henry Aker seem to hold the advantage thus far. Mayor Ames is talked of for governor and would doubtless secure a large vote here. Goodhue County Echoes. Special to the Globe. Red Wing, Aug. 13.— Thus far the only candidate mentioned for the Republican nomination for state senator from this, the Twenty-second Senatorial, district, is F. W. Hoyt. It will be remembered that this district is at present represented by Hon. O. M. Hall, a Democrat, so that the chances of a Democrat winning again are very good. Thus far the only candidate mentioned among the Democrats to suc ceed Mr. Hall, if he declines a renomina tion, is Peter Nelson, a life-long Democrat, and member of the state central Democratic committee. He can probably secure the nomination if he wishes it. He is an honest, aggressive, outspoken Democrat and very popular with all classes, and he would make tleep inroads in the Republican ranks. A Republican Split. Special to the Globe. Mankato. Aug. 13.— There is likely to be a split in the Republican ranks at the delegate couvention to be held to elect dele gates to the state convention. The "ring" has decided upon two separate conventions, while the masses of the people declare in favor of one. It looks as if there would be an attempt made to clean the ringsters out when the convention is held. Democratic politicians are, as yet, quiet and serene, few prominent aspirants for the various offices being yet announced. A Farmers' Ticket. Special to the Globe. St. Peter, Aug. 13. — A meeting of the farmers of Nicollet county was held in New Sweden last evening for the purpose of making out a farmers' ticket for the county election. H. C. Miller was nomi nated for senator, C. A. Johnson for county auditor, W. G. Gresham for superintendant of county schools, Swen Swenson for treas urer, J. Deepholder for clerk of court, John Peterson for judge of probate, Earnest Meyer for register of deeds, John Quist for sheriff and A. A. Stone for county attor ney. Death of Dr. Holls. New York, Aug. 13. — Rev. Dr. George Charles Holls, one of the most prominent Lutheran clergymen of the country, died at his residence in Mt Vernon. N. V., on Tuesday afternoon. He was born in 1524, at Darmstßdt, Ger many. At an early age he became interested in charity work, especially orphan asylums and houses of refuge, writing several im portant works oq the subject and becoming 1 an assistant to the celebrated Dr. Wichern, founder of the "Rauch haus" near Ham burg. When 25 he was placed iv charge of the governmental charities in upper Sileßia, aud in this position organized the general work of relief during the terrible famine of 1858-59. Disagreeing with the religious pol icy of the government, he resigned and emi grated to America in 1351, and after several years' experience as a teacher In Ohio, dur ing which time he acquired complete famil iarity with the English language, he accepted the position of superintendent of the South ern Orphan farm school at Zeljanoole. He labored tbere with success until 1866. when he accepted a call to the newly-founded Mart burg farm school nearMt. Vernon, N. Y. He remained at the head of this institution for nineteen years, besides holding almost con tinuously various positions of dignity and in fluence in the church. To-Bay-n Weather. Washington, Aug. 14, 1 a. m.— For Michi gan and Wisconsin: Fair weather, northerly winds and slightly cooler. For Iowa; Local rains, followed by fair weather, variable winds, generally easterly, and nearly sta tionary temperature. For Minnesota: Fair weather, northerly winds, becoming south easterly, and slightly warmer. For Eastern Dakota: Fair weather, easterly winds, be coming southerly and slightly warmer. tsro* •;& a fl A FUENACE OF FLAME, The Wisconsin Porest Pires Still Raging and by No Means Wholly Snbdued. A Portion of the Town of Fairchild in Imminent Danger of Destruction. Misery and Destruction Wrought by the Fearful Con flagration. Graphic Description of the Situation In the Stricken Towns and Country. Tbe Flames Sweeping' on. Special to the Globe. Fairchild, VVis., Aug. 13.— The forest fires are raging near here. N. C. Foster's lumberyard and mill are in danger. The lire is within forty rods of his tenement houses, with a strong wind blowing directly towards them. If the houses go the mill aud lumber yard must follow. NO EXAGGERATION". Howard, Wis., Aug. 13— Reports from the great fires in this section have not been at all exaggerated. It requires but a glance to show that but little of the real misery and destruction they have caused has yet been brought to light. Fort Howard and Green Bay are enveloped in a dense cloud of smoke, and all over the outskirts of the town can be seen flames as they burst from the disc of woods. Since the train left Milwaukee the effects of the late drouth, have been more and more apparent The railroad seems as though it had bey j built by an uncrupulous board of county commissioners and con tracts let to as many culvert builders is possible. The road north of Appleton seems to consist of culverts built without any cause, for there is not a sign of one of the creeks which they are.desigued to cross. Everything is DRY AS TINDER and fences and grass along the tracks are either burned or are now" burning. North of Little creek is, or rather was, a cran berry swamp, for it is now perfectly dry and the bushes are all on lire and burning fiercely. Here, too, the smoke becaml more and more dense and hung in the at mosphere sullenly, as though waiting an opportunity to settle down and en velope the country In Egyptian dark ness. Over the water in Green Bay it de scended like a dense fog in all but its color, the smoke is a light brown, and the wind alternately clears it away and allows it to gather asain. The sun shines through it like a huge orange, and CASTS A SICKLY SHADOW. The scarcity of water makes every one apprehensive of fire, and the proximity of the forest fires are a constant source of dread. One of the most peculiar effects of the lire is the action of the animals, which seem to be apprehensive of some great danger. Cattle and horses huddle together forgetting to feed and stamp the grouud restively. Even the birds seem fright ened and fly around in an aimless sort of way. Around Green Bay the damage has been heavy, but the greatest loss has been suffered m the Oconto region. Depere, too, a village six miles south of here, has suf fered heavily. Last Monday night a con flagration broke out and consumed fifty-one buildings, including a church and several stores. The fires, according to the latest reports, are rapidly dying out. and unless a gale should spring up, will probably cause little more damage. The loss of life has been less than was anticipated, although doubtless greater than has been reported. Communication with the timber districts is slow, and investigation will doubtless bring to light a great deal of suffering. Oil Tanks Burned. Cleveland, 0., Aug. 13.— At 12:30 o'clock to-day gases ignited at Doan's oil works on Kingsbury run and a tank con taining naphtha exploded directly after. The establishment was formerly owned by W. H. Doan, but is now controlled by the Standard Oil company, although Doan manages it. Naphtha and gazollne are th< chief products of the works. The contents of four small tanks, two stills and the boiler house were burned. The loss will be $iO,OOO and is covered by insurance. Killed by Liglitnin?. Special to the Globe. Indianapolis, Ind., Aug. 31.— There is a remarkable incident reported in con nection with the storm which swept over this country last evening. While it was at its height lightning struck the farm house of William Buckhart, eight miles south of the city, and, running down the wall ou the inside, glanced to the foot of the bed where Buckhart and his wife and child were sleeping, and thence to the floor and ground. Mrs. Buckhart was instantly killed. Both the husband and child es caped. Buckhart was not awakened by the shock, but was aroused some time aft erward by the crying of the child, and, upon getting up to wait on the little one, discov covered that his wife was dead. The Boston Disaster. Boston, Aug. 13. — It is now learned that there were five persons on board the Frolic when she capsized yesterday. They were on a fishing excursion to "The Graves." They were William Hayden, the owner of the boat, his two sons, Fred and Edward, aged 14 and 13 years, respectively, J. W. Laming and William P. Henderson. - Mr. Hayden leaves a widow and three chil dren. Mr. Laming was 24 years old. He was a photographer in Dorchester, and was married and had one child. Mr. Henderson was 18 years old. He lived in South. Bos ton. It is said that all the party were good swimmers, which makes the fact that none was saved all the more singular. Panic at a Circuit. St. Louis, Aug. 13. — A special from Edina, Mo., says Sells Bros.' circus exhib ited there yesterday and an immense crowd was in attendance at the afternoon per formance, which had just began when a tremendous wind storm came up, tearing the immense canvas from the poles. The whole fell to the ground, burying great numbers of men, women and children be neath the canvas, creating a panic which resulted in a namber of persons being seriously injured. Steve Stout of Novelty had three ribs broken. James Withrow oi this city was badly cut in the head. Two ladies, names unknown, had legs broken. Several children were slightly injured. Sev eral others were bruisea and trampled upon, but they were carried away before the extent or nature of then: injuries wen ascertained. Run Over a Cbild. Special to ths Globe. Duluth. Minn., Aug. 13.— This after* noon, while a freight train was coining down grade into Fond dv Lac, the engin< ran over and killed the two-year-old chili of Peter Mellen. The boy was playing oi the track, and the train could not be stop* ped because of the grade. The child wai cut in two by the wheels. Killed by Toadstools. Pittsbtibg, Aug. 13. — Mrs George Dea« konhart and her eight- year-old daughtel died at their home at Bakerstown, Pa., yesterday from eating toadstools, which they thought were mushrooms. A Cadet Killed. Fort Monroe, Aug. 13. — The school ship Constellation with the Annapolis cadets on board arrived to-day. Cadet Schley of In diana 'fell from aloft on Aug. 3 and waa killed.