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announced. The Gibbs and Gilman men
directed a volley of objections at this.
CoL Hicks, of Minneapolis, yelled: '1
move to amend to have the result of the
ballot announced first." He was smothered
beneatn an avalanche of nays. Senator
Sargent, of Albert Lea, yelled from the
floor near the platform :
•'I insist upon my motion to adjourn."
Stanford Newel replied: "Of course you
Knuta Nelson, ot Alexandria, jumped
upon a chair near the left gallery and
"I move that we adjourn until to-morrow
morning- at 10 o'clock."
Nearly two hundred delegates jumped
«p«n their chairs at this,aud pandemonium
reigned for a few minutes. Out of the wi"d
confusion could be heard. Adjourn! No!
Yes! Question! l'oint of order! Sit
down! Intelligent business menl Order!
Motion for a recess! otc. D. B. Searle, of
St. Cloud, perched himself upon the steps
leading to the platform and screamed:
'•You will work no Ramsey county snap
game on us."
Col. Hicks jumped upon his chair and
shouted that he arose to a point Of order.
Workinjrman Wheelock, of Minneapolis,
again climbed upon his seat, and, swinging
his aims wildly in the air, averred that a mo
tion for a recess was not debatable nor
Gov. A. Barto, of Sank Centre, flred at the
chair a statement that a motion to adjouru
bail been roada and v, as uot amendable.
Congressman Nelson again elevated him
self upon a chair and repeated his motion to
adjourn until "10 o'clock to-morrow."
Col. Hicks mounted his chair also and ex
citedly stated his point of order. Ho said a
motion for a recess had beau made and an
amendment offered. The question was upon
the amendment.
• From the right division it was shrieked
that a motion for a recess could not be
taken until the result of the ballot was an
Then a volcano of hideous yells and hisses
exploded, and nearly everybody in the rink
jumped upon his chair and shouted himself
Vice President Camp rushed forward on
the stage, while Chairman Wedge pounded
th« desk with his gavel. He raised his hand
aloft high in the air and shrieked:
The motion to take a recess was not sec
onded, neither was the motion to adjourn. A
score of seconds for both motions shot out of
the division on the left. Senator Sergent, D.
B. Searle and L. L, Wheelook leading with
loud yells.
3iaj. Camp continued:
We are Republicans and business men.
You must come to order. [More shrieking
while the chairman thumped his table.]
You must not forget that we are the party
of order in the State of Minnesota.
Knute Nelson jumped upon his chair
■gala and repeated his motion to adjourn.
"I demand that my motion be put, Mr.
Chairman," he shouted. Chairman Wedge
said he would put it. A. Barto, Knute
Nelson, 1). B. Searle and several other
Gilman men, aided by W. P. Sargent, C.
D. Wright aud others of the Gibbs faction
screamed in chorus, "Well, put it then!"
Col. Hicks, of Minneapolis, called for
•he ayes and noes. He was deluged with a
flood of objections. Finally the chairman,
who was getting completely rattled, decided
to call the ayes and noes. As Secretary
Bookwalter went forward to call the roll,
Knute Nelson again got up on his chair,
standing on tip-toes aud reiterated his mo
tion to adjourn.
"Sit down ! Sit down!" yelled a hundred
•> it down!" commanded the secretary,
and he continued: "We will have order if
it takes until to-morrow morning."
•'Who are you?" screamed Mr. Nelson
"J. 1). Brookwalter," retorted the secre.
ary at the top of his voice.
Silence ensued and the secretary pro
ceeded to call the yeas and nays on the
motion for a recess (as the question was
put by the chair), notwithstanding that
Kuute Nelson, Gov. Barto ana D. B. Searle
all explaued that a motion to adjourn had
been made.
The delegates being called, voted yea until
theMankato delegation was called. Half the
Hennepin county delegation and all the
delegation voted "No" except C. C.
Berg, who "made a mistake" which he cor
rected. All the McGill men voted "No."
It was a pretty even vote and indicated
McGill's strength.
The announcement that the motion for a
recess was carried by a vote of IS3 to ITS
turned the convention into a chaos of
cheers, and all was uproar for a few sec
onds. When the convention adjourned
the friends of the respective candidates at
tempted to arouse "three cheers and a
tiger'" for their man. A shout ascended
for each, and a few minutes later the hall
was cleared. It was then nearly 7 o'clock.
Pandemonium had reigned nearly two
thirds of an hour.
more IV rand hi sr at the Session in
the £venins:— ltlcGill Gaining.
A little before 8 p. m. the delegates began
to take their seats, the count ry delegations
* • Or li/h**
comitisr in rirst. The
convention having
voted during the aft
ernoon to clear the
floor of all persons
who were delegates,
John X. Davidson
had employed a force
during recess count
ing seats and remov
ing all chairs outside
of the 861. Before
assembling Secretary
Espy, of the central
committee, made a little speech to the few
delegates present, informing them that the
361 seats were reserved for delegates only,
and that the chief of police had threatened
to bring the entire police force of the city
to preserve order if it was necessary. He
requested all who were not delegates to re
tire. It was almost 9*40 o'clock when
Chairman Wedge rapped his table. There
were then probably 1,500 spectators iv the
A little uproar was started again by
Knute Nelson moving that the convention
should at once proceed to hear the report of
the committee on resolutions, and he called
lor the yeas and nays.
Col. Hicks moved to table the motion.
Loren Fletcher ventured — is a new
Knute Nelson— l raise a point of order.
The motion to lay upon the table is not de
Col. Hicks — Mr. Chairman, I withdraw my
I-oren Fletcher — This is a new scheme to
have the committee on resolutions report
before a vote is taken upon the question aC
the nomination for governor. This is some
thin? which shows that there are gentlemen
here who wish to nominate si candidate for
governor by scheming and political trickery.
[A hundred hurrahs burst from the galleries.]
1 hope that the chair will see to it that this
attempt to gmia a point by trickery will not
Col. Hicks resumed his motion to table.
Loud cheering ensued, and the name of
Nelson was called several times by various
Gilman delegates. The chair then put the
question explaining what the effect would
be if the motion to table, was carried, and he.
informed all present that those who did not
want to hear the resolutions immediately
would vote "aye." Secretary Fuller then
called the roll, which occasioned another
delay of fifteen minutes. The vote on the
motion of Col. Hicks to lay upon the table
stood 199 to 184, and the result was met by
the MeGill men with wild chewing.
The third formal U.l
lot was theu proceeded
with. It was apyarent
tiiat there was a sort of
combination be t w een
the Gihnan aud Gibbs
men, but the Mc(Jill
men held firm. There
was some applause as
Windom and Gait'
•went to the front. Th» (
result at 9:3S was:
Votes cast, 301; for a
choice, 181.
McGill 175 Gibbs 75
Gilman 95l8cheffer .... ; 16
Some boisterous cheers interrupted the
announcemant of the ballot when McGill's
vote was announced. 'When the sixteen
votes for Albert Scheffer were made known
the yells were deafening and lasted several
minutes. By watching the ballots depos
ited it was ascertained that Otter Tail went
for McGill and Lyon had voted solidly for
Albert Scheffer. Maj. Camp ventured tn
jsay.that if* Jinepiu would go in .i body for
jkicC'ill. and it was given out iual $&&% ><
Langdon, who was becoming afraid of
Albert Scheffer's chances, had voted for
JVlcGill. It was rumored that Gilman had
authorized the withdrawal of bis name in
favor of Scheffer.
tli til I- 1- NOMINATED
And Senator A. E. Kice Given the
.second Place On the Ticket.
The fourth ballot, taken at 10 p. m.,
showed that McGill was nominated. It
seood :
Whole number 358 Gibbs 43
For choice 180 Uilman (JO
WcGiU 190 Scheffer „ btf
The rumor spread like wildfire before the
vote was counted, and loud cheers went up
from the floor. A shower of MeGill slips
wore thrown into the air. It -was as if a
cyclone had struck the convention, when
the vote was announced. Hats and hand
kerchiefs were waved, and were thrown
high h}to the air. That the attempt was to
break McGill's strength and throw it over
to Albert Scheffer was apparent to every
body and the friends of Uilmau and Gibbs
were mortified.
D. B. Searle. of St. Cloud, and Capt. S.
P. Snider, of Minneapolis, tried to put on
cheerful faces and both jumped upon their
chairs. Mr. Studs was a little quicker
4 %1
than Capt, Snider, and he moved that the
nomination of Mr. McGill be made unani
mous. Capt. Snider cried out: "Mr.
Chairman, I have the floor. On behalf of
the friends of Mr. Gibbs, I move that the
nomination of Mr. McGill be made unani
mous." The motion of both men being
alike, except that oue was on behalf of Mr.
Gilman, the other of Gibbs, were unani
mously carried with yells and cat-calls.
Loren Fletcher got upon the steps leading
to the stage and said he had a resolution to
offer. He was received with hisses. Even
tually he propesed this resolution, which
was heard with indifference, although it
was adopted almost unanimously w ith some
Resolved. That the chairman of this con
vention is requested to eouvey to Hon James
G. Blame the compliments and congratula
tions of the Republicans of Minnesota on the
recent victory accomplished under his brill
iant leadership in Maine, and in their name
and on their behalf to lend them the aid of
his inspiring presence and his eloquent voice
to make the coming campaign in this state
the most memorable and the most decisive
battle ever fought in behalf of law and order
and decency and of the real rights aud Inter
ests of the farmers and workinjrmen .
W. B. Dean, of St. Paul, then moved
the appointment of a committee of three
to acquaint Mr. McGill of his nomination,
and escort him to the convention. Chair
man Wedge appointed Messrs. W. B. Dean,
of St. Paul, Knute Nelson, of Alexandria,
and W. C. Sargent, of Albert Lea, the
three gentlemen representing the friends of
McGill, Gilman and Gibbs in the order
Loren Fletcher then nominated for lieu
tenant governor Hon. A. E. Rice, of Will
mar, "a man well known to every Republi
can in the state of Minnesota." A. Sand
berg aud Col. Hooker seconded the nomi
nation. Col. C. D. Kerr, of St. Paul,
nominated Capt, Henry A. .Castle. He
was hardly noticed by the chair.
A formal ballot was immediately taken.
The vote was:
Whole number 3t2H. A. Castle. 103
For choice lt^jjohu L. Gibbs '£
A. E. Kice 347| John G. Dodge 1
There was another outburst of noise.
On S. E. Olson's motion the nomination of
Senator liice was made unanimous.
rrvt.il.i, TALKS.
He Gives a Dry History of rtlinne
■fcotu and !?lakes a Kid for the >ol
dier*' Vote.
A sight of McGill was caught at 10:45 p.
m., and a few delegates indulged in noisy
cheering. \V. 13. Dean presented Mr.
McGill to the chairman. Mr. Mcuill's
k'lees trembled as he stood on the stage
waiting for an introduction. When he was
introduced to the convention he made an
apology for having been so taken
up with his canvass that he had hardly time
to formulate something to say which mer
ited listening to, until "to-day," when be
had managed to get np something upon
paper. His speech was long and fell very
flat. C. A. Pillsbury looked awfully
sheepish, as the candidate referred to Min
neapolis, lie said:
Your committee has advised me of my
nomination by you ai your candidate, and a>
the candidate of tne Republican purty of
Minnesota for the hijrh ollice of governor. 1
thunk you tor the distinguished compliment.
To be governor of the state of Minnesota H
au houor worthy the ambition of any man. it
is m>w something aiore than tweuty-nve
yean Slaoe I casM to Minnesota. They have
been eventful yoars,cluckeredwith ill and good
fortune, with peace and war, with prosperity
and adversity; yet witoa! they mark a quar
ter of a century of marvelous progress in the
development Of all the interests characteriz
ing a vigorous and enlightened common
wealth. At t lie beginning- of this period the
entire population of the stare was inn 172,00u.
now it is not less than 1,^'5(1.000. Tlien there
was not a foot of railroad withiu the
bounds of ttie state; now there are
more than 7.000 miles, built at a cost
of 9188,558,000, and representing a value of
twice that sum. The entire taxable property
of the stale, both personal and real, was then
rated at less than $ob,*160,00t); now, according
to the last assessment, its value exceeds
$463,000,000. The wheat crop of IStiO— and it
was a good crop. too — little exceeded 5,000,
--000 bushel*, while now-a-days we consider it
a poor year for wheat when the yield falls
below 03,000,000 bushels, notwithstanding its
comparative abandonment as a leading:
product in many parts of t'ue state.
St. Paul, with her 8.000 population, was'
the principal town in the state and Min
neapolis was but a straggling village: now
each city largely exceeds 100,000 and their
combined population comprises a tilth of the
total population of tho state. It is not yet
thirty years since Minnesota imported bread
stuffs to feed her sparse population ; to-day
Minneapolis enjoys the enviable distinction
of being the greatest center of flour inanu
factury in the entire world. Duluth, then a
scarcely discovered wilderness, is now with
her 20,000 population, one of the leading sup
ply ports of the {Treat hikes, mid the vast areas
of the Northwestern counties with the rich
valley of the Hed River of the North, then the
roiiuiinj? ground of the buffalo and red man,
are now cultured fields dotted over with
school houses aud enlivened with the busy
marts of industry. The progress and material
development of the state are pretty well
with which lam somewhat familiar. As late
as 1872, in which year the insurance depart
ment was established, the whole amount of
insurance written, in the . state whs but
$18,000,000; in 1685 the risks exceeded {200,
--000,000. ■
Such, in brief, is the state of actual growth
with which our state has been favored, in
comparison with which the most
glowing future . grows tame. It is
a familiar story, being but the record
of the proudest part of . that great, great
Northwest, whose advance in all that consti
tutes national prosperity is one of the
world's marvels. Such results achieved by
faith, conrajre and energy indomitable, in a
large measure mark the history of our entire
countr«".especial!y since the successful issue
Mr. McGill thanked the convention for the
honor • oaierreU. He had beau too busy to
prepare suitable remarks for -the ooeas'o ,
the only time he had was yester lay. and . c
hud written out a tew points. He wus glad
they were not to tie wasted. He revlewtd
•nub the; ■ bißtor •• of the progress . n.
i.'.o r st: te -• of Mimesota during • th"
past .twenty-five years. and t aid . a
; tribute to her vast resources and dovelop
; incnts. His idea was tbat labor and <?api
! tal should be combined for the common
jrood; that labor without capital i 8 useless.
Capital without labor was in the lame sltu
tion. They should be 00-operative and ad
junctlTe, and never antagonistic The con
dition of the laborer of the present
has been so tar ameliorated from
thut of formor times that the laborer now
lives better than the kings of Eugland in past
ages, which only goes to argue that this con
ditiou may bo .-till further improved. It is
to the interest of the country that the stand
ard of labor and laboring men should be
raised to the highest, and it is one of the
most hopeful signs of the times that laboring
men are
affairs. The farmer should be classed with
ilie laboring- mini and is entitled to the pro
tection of the state in matters of transporta
tion. That the railroads are creatures of the
I state and should be subject at all times to
the atato's control, through luws created
for thoir govermnont. The idea
that they are beyond the control
of the state is a proposition absurd ou Us
face, the state sovereignty being: such that
the state cannot create a corporation or
power that is ulone th*> itself. It is the duty
of the state to exercise a close supervision
over the railroads. Hail roads nave
done much to udvauoe the
condition of the public. They
have lieon the agents of civilization and the
advance quark of settlements, and have con
tributed more than anything else to the con
venience and happiness of the people. Rail
roads are entitled to consideratian and pro
toeiiou of the people so far as the capital ac
turlly invested was ooncerueU, but it was
the duty of the state at all times
to keep them under control and see that tut
farmer, by reason of uuusual and exhorbi
tunt exactions by the railroad companies,
was not deprived of the just profits of his
year's labor. He invited the consideration
of the convention to the recommenda
tions made by the O. A. li. en
campmeut, held at Faribault last win
ter, for the establishment of an
old soldiers' home by the state. The patriotic
people of Minnesota aud the Republican
party of this state would only be too glad to
see a home erected for the dependent and
helpless soldiers of the late war. He
was glad that the policy of vetoing
pension bills was not inaugurated by a Re
publican, but by a Democratic president. The
ise-ut* s are now made up, the candidates are in
the field, and it only remains for the Repub
lican party to organize and march on to iiS
usual victory.
Candidate A. E. Kice was introduced at
11 p. in. lie said:
1 want to say that I have not had time
to put down my speech in writing, aud 1
don't want to talk so long tbat it
will put behind this convention. I am
grateful to my friends ana this con
vention, which has been pleased to
make me its candidate for lieutenant gov
ernor. I wish to say that I will pledge myself
to the best interests of the party. Once aarain
I desire to say that my thanks come from
my innermost heart. [Laughter].
A Squabble Over the Difference
Between the Norwegian* and
C. A. Sandstrom, of St. Paul, nominated
Herman Stockenstrom, of St. Paul, "as a
representative Swede" for secretary of
state. John W. Arctander nominated Col.
Hans Mattson. George N. Lamphere, of
the Moorhead News, nominated H. G.
Stordock, of Rothsay, and he predicted tor
him 10,000 majority. Sheriff Bodkin, of
Brainerd, said if Mr. Stordock was to get
that majority, he did not want him, for he
came down from the North to be nominated
and elected by Republicans. C. A. Sandstrom
again went forward on the platform and ex
plained the difference between Norwegians
and Swedes. He said A. E. Rice had been
nominated for lieutenant governor because
he was a Norwegian, and now the Swedes
wanted representation. '^\f/i
A Voice — "'What about the Germans?"
When Mr. Sandstrom had concluded, a
number of delegates aros9 to declare that
Stordock was a Scandinavian by origin, but
an American by birth and a Republican by
politics. Mr. McGill appeared i t this pofnt.
aud, after introduction, delivered himself
of his speech of acceptance.
Col. Hicks made a speech from the plat
form to the effect that the Swedes had not
had representation in the state government
for twenty years, and it was time they
were given a place. A Norwegian, who
was a good and loyal Republican, had been
nominated for lieutenant governor, and it
was nothing more than right, Col. Hicks
thought, to give the office of secretary of
state to the Swedes.
Chairman Wedge cut short all further
remarks, and Secretary Bookwalter shouted,
""Aitkii. 2," and proceeded with the roll
call, with this result:
Whole number Hans Mattson 106
For a choice ITT. A. F. Nordin, 12
H. G. Stordocii 130 Juuios A. 80^5... 1
Her. Stockenstrom.
While the first balloting for secretary of
state was in progress, the appointment of a
committee on selection of a state
central committee, to consist of one
member from each judicial district, was
moved by Dr. Millard, of Stillvvater, pend
ing the count of the lirst ballot for secretary
of state, and carried without objection.
Loren Fletcher asked for a reconsiderution
a short time afterwards, because, he Huid,
the motion read that the committee should
be appointed without stating by whom it
was to be appointed) and .Mr. Fletcher
thought the committee should be appointed
by the chair. In consideration of thu nu
merous objections which came from every
objection, his motion to reconsider was
lost by a big negative vota This was re
loaded as a scheme* by Fletcher to manipu
late the making up of the committee.
There were cries of "Stordock! 7 ' "Stor
dock!" when the result of the lirst bailot
for secretary of state was announced, and
Sheriff Bodkin, of Brainerd, again arose
and said that when the fact was taken into
consideration that Mr. Siordock was a crip
ple, lie believed his nomination would be
unanimous. [Applause. |
The roll was then called on the second
forma! bailot. which stood:
Whole number 863 Mattson 114
Fora ehoioe 1*. 7 Siockenstrom 07
9tordock 14?|
Again there were several cries of "Stor
uock!"' It was now nearly midnight, and
Col. Hicks was about t<> make a motion to
have the balloting for secretary of state tem
porarily suspended, when Stanford Newel
from the platform announced tiiat he had
been requested by Mr. Stoekenstrom to
withdraw his name, and asked the friends
tif Mr. Stoekenstrom to throw their votes
to Col, Hans Mattson. This was generally
objected to,' and Loren Fletcher airain re
ferred to the mistake ••abrtut to he made, by
nominating two Norwegians and no
Sheriff Bodkin got on the platform and
said he was sorry the question of nation
ality had been raised at all. He hoped "we
are all Americans." Senator James
O'Brien. of Houston, arose to repudiate
••the statement that the Norwegians were
more disloyal than their Scandinavian
brethren," and he construed the remarks of
Loren Fletcher into an insult to the Nor
wegians. Col. Hicks elevated himself upon
a chair and shouted that he had the floor
and was going to be recognized by the
chair. He had something to say. There
was another question beside that of Norwe
gian loyalty to be considered; that was
what was the best thing to do to get a good
Republican majority next November. Sev
eral gentlemen noticed that the colonel was
"giving the snap dead away," and they held
up their hands
. But the colonel proceeded, saying that if
a Swede was nominated it would harmon
ize the interests of the party, and would
insure a majority of over 10,000.
Gov. John S. Pillsbury suggested that it
hA&to^ 0 *
would be best to ad
journ over until morn
ing, but there was lond
opposition, and several
motions were made to
have Mr. Stordoek nom
inated by acclamation,
which the chair decided
were all out of order.
The third ballot was
then proceeded with to
decide whether it
should be a Swede
or a Norwegi an.
Following was the r. suit at 12:20: '.'
Wh'.le number..... 34':lStordock..... 140
For aohoioe .173 Peterson. . , :..M3
.\,. ,tS in.'..:..i.....19!<| . '■
i.'ol. -d .it's -in" a noui nation was received
Wv*i\**i l vt't^mu tt\\l\*vlttt4\i\ iff Ml >i . *f.. .
with faint enthusiasm, but by a motion' it
was made unanimous. ~/. ,•
W. W. Bradeu was renomiuated fer state
auditor by acclamation on motion of £. B.
Collins, of Nicollet county. It was unani
Then several gentlemen tried to get the
floor, but ex-Lieut. Gov. Yale, of Winona,
was recognized and nominated for attorney
general Frank B. Kellogg, of Rochester,
whom he called a young man well known
and respected by the state bar. Gordon E.
Cole, of Faribault, p;esented the name of
W. S. Pattee, who, he said, had proved his
fitness while acting as attorney for the
board of railroad commissioners.
John Lind jumped on a seat and informed
the chair that he
was in i s taK en in
,the order of pro
ceedings, and he
presented the name
of Col. Joseph Bob
leter, of New Ulm,
blundering on the
question of nation
ality, however, In
! his momentary
There were
seconds to
nCol. Bobleter's nor-
ination speech from the platform, after
which Col. Bobleter was unanimously elec
ted by acclamation.
T. T. Fauntleroy, of St. Faul, then made
a rousing speech seconding Mr. Kellogg's
nomination, which was exceedingly flowery,
and was frequently interrupted by ridicule
and chestnut gongs.
Mark H. Dunnell made a rousing speech
for J. M. Burlingame, of Owatonna.
C. L. Lewis, of Otter Tail, referred to
the way the convention had decided to ig
nore the claims of 11. G. Stordock, of Roth
say. Fargtis Falls and Otter Tail county,
he said, had invariably been ignored in
making up state tickets.
A Voice— What about Sam Nichols?
Mr. Lewis — Sara Nicbols moved away from
us nearly twelve years ago. [Laughter.] He
is no longer one of us. He may come before
this convention as a candidate from Otter
Tail, but we regard him as a Ramsey county
man. Mr. Chairman, it was stated here once
to-day that this convention had de
cided to insult the Fifth district
(referring to Senator O'Brien's remarks on
the Scandinavian question. I hope this will
not be so. I hope this convention will decide
to accept the name of Moses E. Clapp, of
Fergus Fal!s.
Knute .Nelson also hoped the Fifth dis
trict would not be altogether ignored b>
the convention, and he seconded the nomi
nation of Mr. Clapp. A Stevens county
delegate also seconded Clapp's nomination.
A formal ballot was taken for attorney
general then as follows, being announced
at 1:05 a. m. this morniug:
Whole number, 360.
For a choice, 181.
W. S. Pattee 98!MoaesE. Clapp 143
Frank B. Kellogg.. 89|J. M. liurlingame.. 31
Cries of "Clapp! Clapp!" ensued. A mo
tion to suspend the rules and elect Mr.
Clapp by acclamation was decided out of
order. The second formal ballot was
taken while the delegates looked sick and
very much worn out. They were not the
only ones who looked exceedingly tired,
however, for several unsuccessful candidates
who hung around had pallid countenances
which indicated blasted hopes, and a desire
to get through with the fun. What this
ballot developed at l:'3sa. m. was:
Whole Dumber, 352.
For a choice, 177.
Clapp lS2'Keilo;jfir. 83
Pattee 6y|liurliutfame 19
As usual the nominee was cheered to
some extent, although the convention
was too much fatigued to yell
for any great length of time. Mr. Clapp
was called. In his speech he said he
was very grateful for his nomination,
and was also grateful for the sublime insti
tution which recognized the equality of
states, and the grand principles of ttie lie
publican party, and he would endeavor to
be true. [Cheers.]
William Lee, of Todd county, presented
the name of J. D. Jones "as onu of the
pioneers of Minnesota," for clerk of su
preme court.
y tan ford Newel made a speech for S. H.
Nichols, which was several times inter
rupted by yells of "chestnut!" and he left
the platform with suppressed rage.
\V. A. Poland, of Swift county, nomi
nated Andrew L. llimle, of Lac gui l'arle.
George P. Johnson, of Si. Jaiiies, and
W. W. Hartley, of Brainerd, were also
placed in nomination. Once again ballot
ing was proceeded with.
It was lacking but twenty minutes to 3
this morning when the secretary com
menced to call the roll. The first ba.lut.
twenty minutes later, was announced
to be:
Whole number.... 345Georg:e P. Johnson. 54
F&ra choice 173iA. L. Himle 53
J. D. Jones To W.-W. Hartley 5d
S.H.Nichols 11l Julius Aonennan . l
There were some yells for Jones when
the vote was declined. - Before this vote
had been announced, a motion was made by
ex-Gov. John IS. i'illsuury, reiioiuiuatlng
Justices VVllliain'JMitcheJl, of Wiuomi,
1). H, Dickinson, -of Bt, Paul, and
C. E. Vanderburgh,! of Minneapolis,
and was only opposed by a Stevens county
delegate, who named E. W. llandall, who
proposed an amendment to have the name
of Judge John H. Brown, of Stevens, sub
stituted in place of William Mitchell. Ran
dall afterward withdrew his motion, when
Guv. Pillsbury explained that the Demo
cratic convention had decided to recommend
the renomiuation of the supreme judges.
Gordon E. Cole, of Faribault, seconded
(Joy. Pillsbury's motion, which was then
carried without oposition.
( ovcn:io;i fcrlsoe*.
Loren Fletcher is an actor. So is H. B.
Lanirdon. They are, ior practical purposes,
two of a kind. They have been acting lately
and have both made decided hits, it unuie
tiie old-timers Bmiie to see Mr. Fletcher rise
and with a digaified wavu oi his hand allude
to "Hon. Mr. Langdoe." It was very amus
ing-, but about everybody was on to the fact
that it was a bit of acting and threw bouquets,
as it were, upon the stage.
When the name of C. C. Burke, of Ramsey,
was called on taking a recess until 8 o'clock
he shouted ■•aye," instantly raised hur
rahs from different parts o: ihe hail. but lieu.
Flower rushed over to Mr. Burkes sour, and
soon brought him into line so tuut he changed
his vote, making Ramsey county aoild for
sticking it out.
Mr. Lovely voiced the sentiment of his
party when he said "We have enough to do
to protect the interests of our party, it we
attend to the business of the convention,
without entering into those dissensions."
Somebody said that Mr. Lovely was ■ Bnding
out how it was in his own district.
It seemed to be a jroo.l day lor "switching
off," even the electric li-nits being switched
oil at 6:80 for a few minutes. As soon as the
electric lights went out cries of "dark horse"
were heard, bat as the darkness only lasted
one minute that notorious animal did not
show up.
One of the climaxes of the convention was
when Knute Nelson "hwrle.l bii'k tne Insult"
that the .MoGill men had tendered the Repub
licans of the Fifth, district. He hurlt-d it
b..c's with a great doulilo-barroled congres
sional hurl.
When the name of It. 8. Mun^er. of St. Louis
county, waa road by the chairman of the
coiumittue on credemiuls, there whs somo
stamping: of loot and clapping of hands.
Mr. Muiiirer's name had. been before the coua
initte*! for a half hour or-tnore.
Hon. John S. Pillsbury wore that same sur
prised look that he did several years ag-o
wheu he was nominated for governor. ]t
was said that he had a copy of the same
speech that he made at flhat time.
Three hundred men, standing upon chairs,
yelling "Mr. Chairman, " and "hurlinjr in
sults" at each other, may be harmoqy of the
Republican variety, but it wouldn't be judged
so by Democratic standards.
On the first informal ballot one vote was
cast for A. E. Rice for lieutenant «overnor,
which was not announced, leaving 1 tbe total
vote on governor one short of the total rep
Georjre K. Shaw was as enthusia9tio when
Knute Nelson was making his kick against
the McGlli snap came, as he was when Dr.
Ames was nominated in the Democratic con
George K. Shaw, editor of the Dispatch—
McGill will be beaten lor governor ana the
Republican legislative and county tickets of
both Ramsey and Hennepin counties wiil be
Sam Hill, the young Minneapolitian, with a
silk tile and a wiuniuK smile was early on the
tioor. His friends claimed that on nu in
torraal ballot ho was the best looking man in
the hall.
Hon, John S. Pillsbiirr moved that "all not
dftJau-atea bo tut beUiod sUo bur*." TUejfov
ernor is excusable, for he is a member of the
commission to select a situ for a second state
Col. C. H. Graves, of Duluth, while the
committee on credentials wag out, was ap
parently the calmest man in tbe hall, not
withstanding the wraugle over his delegation.
Some of the delegates were t little off In
their arithmetic when it came.to adding the
number of delegates. One scholarly gentle
man insisted that 199 and 159 made 381.
The convention was declared illegal at the
start because Stanford Newell was wearing no
buttonhole bouquet. He had his whiskers
with him, but there was no wind.
It was suggested that the game be called at
4 o'clock on account of darkness. It was al
most impossible to see to write at the report
ers' table early in tbe afternoon.
When Rev. S. G. Smith said that the dele
gates with the prohibition resolutions were
practical men, all the upstairs eyes were
turned on Gen. A. B. Nettleton.
"If Dr. Wedge over again acts as chairman
of a covention. he should provide himself
with a patent adjustable baokttone," was the
opinion of numerous delegates.
Hou. John B. Pillsbury and Hon. K. B.
Langdon wore Knights of Labor badges yes
terday. They will speak at the Labor lyceum
in St. Paul at an early date.
J. H. Drake, tbe handsomest man in Ft.
Paul, and D. E. Myers, the funniest man in
Steams couuty, came into the hall together.
They were applauded.
It was a hulf hour after the time set when
Chairman Castle called the convention to
order. Mr. Castle wore a Princo Albert coat
and a ghostly smile.
The way McGill's strength steadily in
creased on every ballot was calculated to
make tbe Gilman-Gibbs forces exceedingly
weak in the knees.
Freeman Lane— lf A. R. McGill is nomi
nated, It. B. Langdon would not dare to take
a nomination on the Hennepin county ticket,
and I told him so.
The chairman stood like a broken reed
amidst the storm of discord and coniusion,
which raged in the convention Just before
recess was taken.
John L. Gibbs was in the hall in the after
noon. He sat a little to the rear of tbe stage,
on the left, calmly looking over the "sea of
faces" in front.
B. B. Herbert, of Rod Wing— McGill will
probably be elected, but 1 have ray doubts.
I think a much stronger man could have boen
A canvass of the newspaper men on the
stave, just previous to '.ne convention,
showed Gibbs, 8; Gilman, 4;*McGlll, 13; dark
horse, 13.
The hall resembled, on several occasions,
a particularly savage bear gardeu, rather than
a (fathering of presumably rational human
Alden J. Blethenson occupied a seat with
the parquette chtiir-warmers, and Mr. George
K. Shawson was naoving about the rear of the
It was subject of general remark, that
William H. Eustis, of Minneapolis, was con
spicuously absent. Nobody could account
for it.
Honest John S. Pillsbury arrived a few
minutes before the gavel fell. A ripple of
applause went through the hall at this mo
Chairman Henry A. Castle wore a pale and
haggard look all the afternoon. It grew more
and more haggard as the day wore on.
General Manager Fletcher announced from
the platform that the McGill men were not for
sale, and Nelson grinned sardonically.
When the chairman of the committee on
credentials read the name of Knute Nelson
there was a faint ripple of applause.
Knute Nelson, as the leader of the anti-Mc-
Gill force met foemen worthy of his steel in
Loren Fletcher and Standford Newel.
Miller Burnell, the Duluth newspaper man,
was in the convention. He is a candidate for
sheriff in St. Louis county, it is said. .
Loren Fletcher, the irrepressible, was every
where and bristled up at the slightest aggres
sion on the part of the opposition.
Mr. Wedge, as temporary chairman, was
not a howling success. He meant well, but
he couldn't talk loud enough. : .
Ignatius Donnelly's face was wreathed in
smiles when he came upon the stage, for
there was great applause. ■ > :V '■■>
"Mark our prediction," as the Dispatch
ÜBed to say, "C. A. Gilman will be nominated
on the first ballot."
When the name of H. G. Hicks was read in
the list of delegates admitted somebody rung
v chestnut gong.
There seemed to be some conflict of opinion
as to whether the chairman was really alive
or not.
Gen. A. B. Nettleton and The other Prohibi
tionists were not very enthusiastically re
Knute Nelson found that the prestige of
his congressional experience didn't count for
much. * -i
When Hon. C. K. Davis came into the hall
he was greeted with a terrific burst of ap
plause. ■-■ •■.
Chairman Castle said this was the largest
Republican convention that ever met in the
The snap game of the M:"Gill men did not
stop apparently when the cauouses were
Continued on fourth rage.
That there is no property in
this city for either MANTJ
TIVE purDOses which will
render more EEMUNERA-
TiVE RETURNS to its pur
chasers than that of the St.
Paul Harvester Works, for
sale on sealed bids, to be
opened Oct. 15. Plant, Shops,
Machinery, Tenement Houses,
50 Acres of Land in blocks
to suit. Pamphlets contain
ing Maps, description, terms,
etc., sent to any address, by
signee, No. 47 Giifillan Block,
St. Paul.
Forfeit if not Havana Filler,
Thin Cipir will prove as represented «nil willhs eTter!
lively advertised in every town for live dealers who will
tppreeiata its meriti lino push it accordingly. . < -. , :.
Address BASCMBX BEOS., Solo Agents,;,
ISO Fifth Avenue, - CHICAGO
HIPPLER & COLLIER. 199 E. Seventh St.,
S. K. McM ABTERB,cor. Seventh &Wabashasta.
TAYLOR & MYERS. 109 E. Seventh St.
PETER OTTO, 109 E. Third st.
CHAd. F. KNAUFT, 343 & 352 E. Seventh St.
JOHN BODIN. 339 East Seventh st.
GEO. J. MITSCH, cor. Seventh and St. Peter.
E. ZIMMEUMANN, 318 Jackson st. ; :>L .
E. ZIMMERMAN!* & CO.,St. Peter & Tenth sts.
THOMAS J. DIBB, 600 Jackson st.
A. P. WILKES, Seven corners. : >'- : ; v< ;
McMTIRPHEY & ELLIS, 560 Wabasha street.
1 COOK & NOBLE, cor. Rice and Iglehart.
J.W. SPBAGUE, cor. University ay. & Rico st.
C. A. TKCZIYULN Y. 466 & 468 Wabasha st.
D. C. KISSEL, cor. Ramsey &W. Seventh sts.
J. P. DRIES. 405 at. Peter st.
S. H. REEVES, 500 W. Seventh St.
. Importers and Dealers in .
Looking Glasses & Plated Ware.
134 East Third Street.
y^T\ Did yon never have a
""^f*S*L , similar experience? The
/V^^P^s£-' momentum being so
/^>>J I wS^'v. great that it's almost im
v^t ' /^VrVr- possible to stop. THE
(Wj j\ S^ BOSTON has acquired
/T}/\W hs>L*^^ such a momentum that
iffi\v\\J*S®£\ s to stop it.
vi/VwS^^^^fv^ popularity has in-
XL7 /^&h& sys I crease( to such an ex
° v^wv^v* /¥/ tent tliat . of it it can truly
vW^(S be said, it's the people's
<£> • <^^Mm- popular clothing house.
<£} p^M^ These chilly days are
-^v^^^VT harbingers of what's in
•^^ -^jj) store for us. It's just the
' best time now to select
your winter suit. You may not actually need
it at present, but our assortment is now as
large as it will be, and that's saying; a good
deal. Three ordinary clothing houses could
not contain such an enormous stock as is here
under one roof waiting your pleasure. Trou
sers are deserving of special mention. They
receive more wear than* coats and vests, wear
out sooner, three pair of Trousers often being
worn out to one coat and vest. Our assort
ment of Trousers is worthy an inspection by
gentlemen wishing fashionable leg wear. Over
coats, both fall and winter, are here by the
thousand for you. Those winter overcoats
we spoke of that were left over from last year
is each one a bargain. They are all precisely
as good as any made this year, only we don't
like to have one or two overcoats of a kind on
hand. It will be to your interest to see if you
can be fitted from these bargains in winter
overcoats. Some especially choice fall-over^
coats came in last week. They are Meltons in'
different colors, and sell for $10, $14 and $16.
One-Price Clothing House,
Corner Third and Robert Streets, St. Paul.
In reply to numerous inquiries regarding the Ernest Gabler &
Bro. Pianos, we beg to say that they are STRICTLY FIRST
CLASS, and yet sold at a medium price. We offer them at fron
$300 upwards, on the very liberal terms of $10 PER MONTH
Hundreds ars taking advantage of this offer and we advise all in
need of a FIRST-CLASS Piano at a LOW PRICE and on EASY
TERMS, to write us at once for catalogue and full particulars.
148 & 150 East Third Street, 408 & 410 Mcollet Avenue,
I litii \K Laced, Button and Congress,
W^^^__oNLY $3.50 A PAIR, Seamless.
W'^^aaiii,^" 11 ''^ S3 These are CUSTOM-MADE, and not to
\kiaziMs t *igs^^o&£ lit ~r be compared with the so-called $3.50 East
ern-made shoes sol I throiisrhont the country. Over 2,000 pairs sold by us <^
this season. Every pair warranted. : C i'
ffggeauwmwttre.^ i ■ m m win «
All at "Popular Prices."
.;•■' 390 Wabasha Street.
Ih Pi nlh i WE wish to
In St. Paul and vicinity, and will make
Plans and specifications furnished lor pub
lic and private buildings. We also manufao
ture Valves for Steam, Water and Gas Works,
Brass Castings, etc.,.
Works— St. Paul.
Office— l 73 Minnesota Street.
«sSs#s£iS»Tl)3 Peerless Extension" Tatle. ;
ItV-.^jJ^'^rS Ml ' 10 onlT ot *vl<w& kila-dried Ash, Oak>
(TEJjJ-^ftl Birch or *' 11 " llt - Patented slide. RoiaoTatla
■«B E ' 9 T1 "-' haii'lwiines t and strongest table In
■If ■ is tl>< market. bun, l for dcacriptiTe circular to
, • The St. Anthony Furniture Co.,
St. Anthony Park. • ' Ramsey Co. Minnesota.
We shall begin on Monday a special sale of
We have an enormous stock of these goods,
aud our prices will lie worthy the
attention of all.
Saoixaw, Mich., Aug. 19, 1886—1 har<
used the
Hall's Sheathing Lath
In the construction of private dwellinßß.and
public buildings, with very satisfactory re<
suits, and cheerfully recommend its use whert
warmth Rnd solidity of walls ia desired. It i 9
also entitled to merit on ceilings where tha
builder desires to deaden the upper floors, as
it forms a floor for the material. Where extr<
warmth is required, it may be used as an out
side sheathing, with grooves inward and plas^
ter between the studding, affording also addi
tional flre protection.
F. W. HOLLTSTER, Architect.
E. T. SUMWALT, Lumber Dealer, Gilflllan
Block, St. Paul. Agent for the Northwest
and Southwest-

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