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"*V. CnANCE Wright Co. L. 11. JMcCUSICK Pine Co. Yesterday's Republican convention of Hie Fourth district goes on record as without precedent in the political an nals of the Northwest. No frenzied gathering on the sand lots of San Fran cisco could have surpassed the impas sioned oratory, the reckless vitupera tion, and the wild and wooly disorder which characterized the gathering at Harmouia hall. All this, too, was in spite of the fact that the actual results were all cut and dried and there re mained nothing to do but to carry out the deal and give it official utterance. Langdon aud Freaney were elected delegates to Chicago, but the conven tion means vastly more than that. It means, in the first place, that quiet work after the caucuses can readily defeat the caucus object and in a community entirely Blame can elect two candidates de- R. B. LAJXGDOJJN. eidedly anti-Blame. It means also the defeat of John S. Pillsbury for delegate at large in to-day's convention, and the probable triumph of W. D. Washburn. It means farther— the entire rout and ruin of Capt. Snider's congressional boom, which had been doing the Siamese twin act with the Eustis boom, and with it will go down to an untimely and unmounted grave. The triumph of Langdon, carrying Freaney with him, shows the bauds of Fletcher, Davenport, Washburn and others, as against the Eustis, Snider, Clough and Pillsbury deal, and will ultimately result in the defeat of Clough as a candidate for mayor of Minneapolis. So it was a great convention, great in its preliminary contest, great in the unseemly and disgraceful scenes which would have shamed an anarchist mass meeting, and great in its results, which bear deeply on the coming campaign. SETTING UP THE PINS. The Deals Arranged by Which the liar.gdon Victory Was Scored. The fight opened early in the morn ing and on the lines predicted by yes terday's Globe. Delegates got here very early and the Nicollet house -"Warmed with them and with the at tendant workers. Before all the dele gates were at the scene it became ap parent to the Eustis contingent they were either outnumbered or outgen eraled, it mattered little which. Eustis aud Alvah Eastman, of Auoka, had '^^^^^^^^v^ combined for better or for worse, which gave the Lam-don following an opportunity to say to Ramsey county: "Join me or you are lost." Ramsey took the hint, and in its caucus decided to throw its votes to the side showing the most strength. It was then devel oped that the only show in the world Freaney had was to join the Langdon forces, and that course was decided upon. It was also agreed to present S. Lowenstein as chairman. The Eustis-Eastman faction caucused and it was generally acknowledged that outward indications pointed to the de feat of Eustis. For a time it was thought best to withdraw Eustis and run D. M. Clough as legatee, but on fur ther consultation this too was aban doned, and it was decided to keep Eus tis in the field and advance Clough as their candidate for chairman. The Carmen N. Smith ring had drawn in its horns and retired, leaving the two double headers to fight it out. Langdon had the fine workers all with him. Loren Fletcher, who knows a hawk from a hand saw, was buzzing about like a veteran bee, putting chunks of honey into the Langdon hive and making him self solid with the Ramseyites. senator Eaton, of Wright; Henry A. Castle, with a proxy from Sherburne; E. P. Wade, the- colored politician of St. Paul: the acute Free Lane, and the entire aggregation of state weighers and in spectors of grain were all for Langdon, and their work was invincible. John S. Pillsbury felt that unless his side was indorsed he could not hope for election to-day, and was there in great force, logging for Eustis. Capt. S. P. Snider felt that he must knock out Loren Fletcher or forever after hold his peace, so he joined the Eustis wing; while F. E. Latham, of Wright; Louie McCu sick, of Pine, and Aleck Eastman, of Anoka, threw their hardest work in the same direction. John Day Smith, who is figuring far ahead, was the Eustis home guard, with Bert Hall as first lieutenant. The only hope of the Eustis people lay in the magic name of Blame. They instructed everybody that Lanirdon was anti-Blame and would misrepresent the district. This was their trump card, and they packed the galleries of Har monia hall with Blame men to applaud when the card should be played. Every thing worked well but the main point. The Blame slogan was sounded, but not a Langdon delegate swerved— not a vote was changed. The prearranged pro gramme was carried out, and its results will go ringing through the state con vention to-day. THE FIRST GUN. A Langdon Victory in Making Lowenstein, of Ramsey, Chair in.-iii. Charles P. Preston, the chairman of the district committee, looked nervous, but happy, when he gently tapped the clamorous throng to order and read the call with a slightly quavering voice, stopping occasionally to clear his throat. 11. F. Barker, of Isanti, sat on a spring during the reading and then shot up like a catapult to nominate D. M. Clough in behalf of the northern tier of counties. J. W. Griffin, of Minne apolis, then pounced upon the floor, as his name would indicate, and named S. Lowenstein, of Ramsey, saying he was the first man for twenty years, to carry St. Paul through his work as chairman. Albertus H. Ball, of Hennepin, with white face and eager voice, seconded CloUgh and made some few laugh by his allusions to David's knowledge of parliamentary law. "When it came to a question of the election, the Clough men wanted a call of the roll and the Lowenstien men a vote by ballot, and when the latter won, by a show of hands, there was loud ap plause from the Ramsey delegation. W. H. Eustis said this was unprec edented and wrong and that some of the delegates had come in there with printed ballots ready, hoping to freeze out the others. Congo n. Pettit— Don't be alarmed. You can have all the time you want to write your ballots. Eustis— lt's all wrong. We don't know who are dele-rates. I move the present chairman, C. P. Preston, act as chairman until the credentials have been pased upon. The chair ruled this out of order and the gag law and secret ballot went through. With J. C. Worrall, of Hene pin. and 11. F. Barker, of Isanti, as tellers, the delegates marched up and deposited their ballots. When Ramsey county was called 11. B. Willis walked up aud deposited nineteen votes for Lowenstein. Eustis leaped to his feet and exclaimed : "Is that the individual vote of the chairman or is it the vote of the ' delega tion?" [Applause.] Mr. Willis explained it was the in struction of the couuty convention to so vote. Eustis— l would say to the distin guished gentleman from St. Paul, who comes up here with this antiquated unit rule that Hennepin county gave liber ally of its vote to Mr. Lowenstein and Ramsey — D. Aberle— Does the gentleman want to dictate what the Ramsey county dele gation shall do? [Applause.] Eustis— No.and I don't want the Ram sey delegation to dictate what this con vention shall do. Why did not the chairman come alone and save the ex pense of the delegation? [Counter ap plause.] The chair interfered and prevented bloodshed and the voting went on to its completion. The result was readily an ticipated. The total vote was 88, of which Mr. Lowenstein received 50 and Mr. Clough 88. Willis, of Ramsey, and Chase, of Anoka, escorted Lowenstein to the platform, where he returned thanks, ponderously and deliberately, and called for business. H. B. Willis, who did most of the talking, nominated Dr. W. 11. Kain, of Washington, for secretary.which the convention ratified. A committee on credentials was ap pointed, and during a ten minutes' re cess completed its work. TOO MUCH DICTATION. Three Counties Row Over the Po sition of Ramsey. While the committee on credentials was out, the delegates clustered to gether and indefinitely caucused. Suddenly there was a cry of "Fight! fight!" and the crowd rushed toward a group in the center, from which issued loud and angry words, in fierce debate. It seems a man named S. W. Gilpatrick, of Anoka county, not a delegate, but a striker, took offense at the attitude of the unified Ramsey delegation, and un dertood to call them down. He got into altercation with some of them immedi ately, and being outnumbered, John Day Smith came to his rescue. "You're a liar!" came sailing out of the crowd. __ggi "Gentlemen! gentlemen!" said a con ciliating voice. "1 say it again!" shrieked Gilpatrick. "What right has a Democratic county like Ramsey to come over here and dic tate to a Republican convention?" " |Taiu't Democratic!" was the an swer. "Dry up! You horse's rosette!" shrieked a voice on the outskirts. Then the crowd began pushing in and the belligerents were separated. ."You came over here with that chump of a thing for chairman and you're all alike." was a parting shot as the crowd pushed in and separated ' the combat ants. The better spirits insisted on separating the gathering and peace was once more secured. THE CHAIR, GETS THERE. It Asserts Itself and Makes the Convention Feel It. After recess, the list of delegates i en titled to seats was read and approved. On motion of Emerson Cole, the tempo rary organization was made permanent. A. H. Hall moved to take an informal ballot for one delegate to Chicago. J. W. Griffin amended by making it a formal ballot for both delegates. Chair man Lowenstein then came out in force. He asserted himself. He took the con vention by the body and he ran it to suit himself and he ran it in a highly original style. It became excruciatingly funny. He refused the original motion and put the amendment, declaring it carried,though the negative vote was thunderously in the majority. He gave nobody a chance and would permit no division. The convention hissed and laughed and cried out "Sick 'em!" "Sick 'em!" Men held their sides and laughed and shrieked. The body was utterly de moralized and business ended. But above the uproar rose the ponderous form of Lowenstein, serene and calm, with no trace of anger or of laughter. lie was utterly oblivious' of anything save himself and the im portance of his position. It was finally decided to try it all over again, as the chair and convention were entirely too snarled to hope for extrication. A mo tion to reconsider was tried, but failed, and the body finally got out of the flounder with an original motion to elect two delegates to Chicago by formal bal lot. This was about as rich a scene as a convention often enjoys.and the crowd of Blame clacquers and the galleries al ternately laughed and howled itself hoarse. FIGHTING LIKE TOMCATS. Four Men Nominated "With Bitter Compliments The Greatest Cir cus of Them All. Nominations for delegates were de clared in order. M. D. Munn, of Ram sey, got the floor, cocked and primed with a speech. He spoke of the solem nity of the occasion, when the party of this district was to clothe two men with the great responsibility of representing this metropolitan district in the Chicago convention. The name of Blame came in and created considerable applause. Finally he named W. J. Freaney. Col. Brandt, of St. Paul, presented the name of 11. B. Langdon, and drew out applause that seemed iuaicative of success. Mr. McCusick, of Pine, nominated Alvah Eastman, of Anoka, and gave Freaney a sideshot,in saying he claimed the earth because he had partially car ried St. Paul, once in twenty years, while Eastman represented a territory always Republican and to which the party must look when it wanted major ities. He was greeted with great ap plause from the Eustis wing. A. 11. Hall "simply rose in lieu of another" to make a speech.which ended with the nomination of William Henry Eustis. Henry Johns seconded Freaney in a glowing speech, and H. L. Williams, also of Ramsey, seconded Langdon, but when he said Langdon was for Blame the Hennepin delegation yelled out a negative response. R. D. Russell, of Henneuin, went into general politics, and said he was not lor Blame and he did not believe any man was greater than his party. He seconded Freaney. John Day Smith said the issue mhrht as well be drawn here and now. Eustis and Freeman were for Blame, and this convention wanted to send men who would not misrepresent them. John Day made quite a speech, and most un mercifully scored the delegates to the last national convention, who, when the sentiment at home was ten to one for Blame, could not be whipped into vot ing for him until the last ballot. He wanted the issue made here and now. lie wanted the four candidates to stand up and announce themselves. M. D. Munn said Freaney would be all right when the Blame crisis came at Chicago, and Judne Ellis, of Minneapo lis, thought Eustis would not be too fa natically enthusiastic forßlaineto blind him to the virtues of another candidate. J. C. Worrall seconded the nomination of "that grand old Republican father, R. B. Langdon, who was never known to misrepresent any body." Cries of "Rats!" came at this, and inspired Worrall, and he launched into a fiery argument, in which he said no man held a patent right on Blame, and that man does not spell his name E-u-s-t-i-s. John- Day Smith wanted to know if Worrall had authority to say Langdon was for Blame. Worrall said he knew Langdon would be all right when the time came, which was greeted with such a chorus of yells that the chairman rose once more to the occasion. With a reproachful wave' of the hand, he asked for order and directed several lances of sarcasm at the packed gallery of Blame claqueus, which he threat ened to clear in short order. This re stored quiet and McCusick reared up and wanted the candidates to express themselves. Again the chair asserted itself and ruled this proceeding out of order. The cries, shrieks, yells and jeers were so renewed at this point that nothing co aid be said or done, though in the melee the tall form of H. B. Willis could be seen looming up and his voice shrieking out: "Clear the galleries!" At this point R. B. Langdon was seen forcing his way forward, aud the con vention calmed down long enough to hear him. He climbed the platform and made a speech. He said he had not been for Blame because he did not believe him the strongest candidate. Here whistles and shrieks and yells be gan again. With an imperious wave of his hand, Langdon went on to say he had changed his mind since the last election. [Cries of "Ah! ah!"] Lang don then went on to say he was not anti-Blame, but believed in giving the favorite son racket a chance. He ended by saying he had never misrepresented his party, and he was a Republican first, last and all the time. Then came cries for Eustis, but the chairman came to the front again, and though Eustis came forward, would not allow him to speak. The pandemonium was re newed, and the obese chairman and the stormy gang had another seance that lasted indefinitely. It was a wild scene, and only had its equal in the congres sional convention four years ago. It required, time, soothing syrup, and a motion before the chairman would allow Eustis to speak, though nearly every man was on his feet veiling out to give the old man a chance. . Finally the chairman graciously permitted William Henry to proceed.'' In a voice choked and tearful with emotion he began to praise Blame with deft and honeyed words. He knew Blame was strong and he was an American, and then he paused for applause. He got it. Then he served Laugdou right and left and sat down. Deacon Alvah Easton clambered up very unsteadily and said in his Blainiac ism there were no ifs or huts. Great cheers. Then came cries for Freaney, but Freaney was not there. The chair was willing to wait an indefinite time for him to be hunted up, but before the committee returned without him the SAINT PAUL, MINN. WEDNESDAY- MORNING, MAT 16, 1888. convention had degenerated into a howl- i ing mob, and half the delegates hud ! shrieked themselves hoarse. In the j midst of the throng towered the burly ; form of E. P. Coinstock, of East Minne apolis, who was yelling out that he • would and must get one peep at 7 Freaney. But he couldn't get it, so he shrieked out a motion to adjourn until ■ 8 o'clock, so that Freaney could be found. The chair would not for a mo ment entertain it. "There's nothing before the house," he declared, "and your motion is out of order." "•Taiii't out of order!" yelled Corn stock. "Sit down." "I won't do it." Here a Ramsey delegate whispered to the chair, and he decided to put the mo tion, declaring it lost almost before the negative was heard. Then order was restored add the ballot ordered, but not until the chair had made a last appeal and a threat that he would "send out . for the police commission," which was received with demoniac shrieks of laughter and derision. IiANGDON AND FREANEY. These Two Get There Easily, on the First Formal Ballot. The election was short and sweet. Rapidly the ballots were deposited and quickly counted. The result was easily forecast and was as follows: " R. B. Langdon ....491 Eastman.... -fl W. J. Freaney 45 C. N. bmilh 3 W. 11. Euslis ')S| Langdon and Freaney were declared elected and their cohorts proceeded to rejoice in wild cheers. This took all the life out of the convention, and the rest was perfunctory. N. W. Chance, of Wright, and L. H. McCusick, of Pine, were elected alternates. John Day Smith made a soothing speech and offered a resolution request ing the delegates to vote for Blame, if advisable, which was adopted, and the convention adjourned pell-mell. AFTER THE BATTLE. Immediately after the convention W. H. Eustis, who had just begun to suffer the pangs of defeat, assembled with a number of his fellow-workers on the corner of Third and Nicollet and held a post mortem. The evidence was of a mixed character, and it was with diffi culty that they could agree. Mr. Eustis said: "The moment that S. Lowenstein was elected chairman 1 threw up the sponge and acknowledged defeat." Eustis thought that capital was respon sible for Langdon's victory, and further more he said he knew that eighteen del egates, who would have voted for him, were bought over. At this moment Freeman F. Lane came flying up the sireel inrowing cigars ax oootoiacKS aim waving his hat. To the above remark Freeman replied: "Mr. Eustis, you should secure men who think enough of you so that they cannot be bought." It was a little singular to see the Eustis crowd take up Dave Cloutrh. It had always been supposed Clough was a Fletcher man, but now he stands marked as a Pillsbury striker. John Day Smith made the . speech of the convention, but it fell like rain on>a duck's back. It was too late for even Blame to galvanize the corpse into life. John Day Smith has utterly ruined I his chances for political preferment. ; Men cannot forgive and forget what passed yesterday. Ed Stevens and Will Philips laughed so heartily at some of Lowenstein's decisions they had to be carried out on stretchers. When Lowenstein was elected John S. Pillsbury moved far back in the ball and the glad light died out of Eustis' eyes. The chair seemed to know what he was there for, and he did the proper thing every time— for his side. J. C. Woirall spoiled a new silk hat when Langdon was elected, in throwing it to the ceiling. Blame is a strong man. but there are loads that even he cannot carry. FIRST DISTRICT. The Delegates Not Instructed, But Presumably for Blame. Special to the Globe. Owatoxjna, Minn., May 15.— The Re publicans of the First congressional dis trict of Minnesota held then" conven tion here to-day for the purpose of electing two delegates and two alter nates to the national convention at Chi cago. Delegates W.H.Yale and John M. Keyes, of Winona, arrived in the city yesterday. It was reported that Mr. Yale was a candidate himself, and came early to look after his interests. The convention was called to order at Columbus hall by Dr. A. C. Wedge, and Hon. W. H. Yale and C. Barnes were immediately chosen chairman and secre tary, respectively. In taking the chair Mr. Yale thanked the convention for the honor, and expressed himself as an earnest supporter of Blame for the presidential nomination. He was, how ever, opposed to instructing or binding the Chicago delegates in any way, leav ing them free to act as they thought proper, when they arrived in Chicago. The mention of Blame brought forth a hearty round" of applause, which indicated the sentiment of the convention. The committee on credentials reported seventy-eight dele gates entitled to seats in the conven tion. After tlie appointment of a com mittee of five on resolutions the con vention proceeded to elect its delegates. An informal ballot for first delegate re sulted in James O'Brien, of Houston county, receiving 59 votes out of 78 cast. A similar ballot for second dele fate gave George B. Edgerton, of )odge county, 49 votes, and by a unan imous vote both these ballots were made formal and the two delegates de clared elected. Oscar Ayers, of Mower county, and A. J. Grier, of Wabasha county, were chosen alternates by a unanimous acclamation vote. The del egates are to go uninstructed, and an attempt to get the feeling of the con vention by a vote for presidential can didate after considerable discussion was voted down, as it was feared such an expression might be considered an implied instruction to the delegates. The convention then instructed the delegates to the St. Paul con vention to use their best efforts to secure the election of Mr. Yale as delegate at large to the national convention. The committee on resolutions then presented the fol lowing report, which was at once adopted. The first section was furnished ready-made: Resolved, by the Republicans of the First congressional district in conven tion assembled, first, that while we favor a careful and judicious revision of the tariff in the interests of labor and the producing classes, especially plac ing lumber, salt and sugar On the free list, we condemn the partisan and sec tional tariff bill which the Democratic party are attempting to impose upon the country. Resolved, That while we recognize the eminent abilities of Hon. James G. Blame for the office of president of the United States, the Republicans of the First district of Minnesota are thankful that the Republican party is not like the Democratic party, compelled to the choice of one man only, but have In its ranks twenty other eminent men, to any of whom, if selected as our stand-' Continued ou Fourth fagc* THEY HIT HARD. * ' Ames and Doran Dig Each " Other Under the Fifth Rib. Ames, Calling Doran a Prear ranged Boss, Unsheathes a Sword. Doran, Disclaiming All Inten tion of Bossing, Desires the Party's Good. Ames Appeals to the People, and Both Feel Confident of Victory. A Review of the Strength of .'• Each on the Eve of v Battle. Each Claims a Majority in the Coming Conven tion. : On Monday night Dr. Ames gave to the Globe the following final state ment of his position in the contest to be waged between him and Mr. Doran in to-morrow's convention. The doctor says! • "I think Mr. Doran is one of the most reliable authorities on Democracy in Minnesota. He has been a prearranged boss so long that it does not seem possi ble to him that "any of his agents could do otherwise than support him for any position: he may want. I do not claim supremacy, nor do I de mand it; if he possesses the power which he claims I humbly submit to the will of the people, but in doing so I announce to Mr. Doran that I hold a broadsword, and that 1 will con test his challenge to the point of vic tory or defeat before the convention of .the state Democracy. 1 do not ask favors at the hand of my nartv for services rendered, but I nrom- ise j to support its nominees so long as they shall honestly follow President Cleveland's standard: Personally I have no fight against Mr. Doran. He- took occasion, without any provocation, to throw down the gauntlet that he would not attend the Democratic national convention if I headed the Minnesota delegation. I did.not contemplate making an effort ■for-*-- this position until the _ chal lenge JT was given me. X . . now declare my determination of majcing an effort for the position and of staking my future prospects upon the decision of the forthcoming convention. If Mr. Doran runs the Minnesota Democracy and holds their votes in his pocket as dictator as to who shall, or who shall not fill official positions under national patronage, 1 desire now to ascertain the fact. 1 do not now, nor have I ever constituted myself a "boss" of the Democratic » . party, I am simply a member of that party, and if elevated to the position,! am desirous of ' doing its will. Simnly that and nothing more. I have never written a communication to any person in any county in this state ask ing for support in this contest which has been forced upon me. My friends have chosen to make it an issue and 1 now promise to abide by the result. The fact that I have carried the state four to one is ap parent to all. If 1 am defeated it simply shows the power of money, monopolies and trusts. I abide the result." Dr. Ames was in St. Paul yesterday looking over the field and meeting the Democratic delegates that had ar rived. He had nothing further to say, but seemed confident that his cause was a good one. His friends claim for him now the following assured strength: County. Delegates County. Delegates Blue Earth 9 Redwood....: 2 Brown 6 Rice.... 1 Carlton 2 Scott 8 Cower 7 Wabasha 9 Clay. 1 Washington 8 Hennepin 33 — Otter Tail 7 Total 93 This is twenty-four more than the Globe gave him on Monday morning, but at this time it was not known that Blue * Earth would support him, nor Wabasha. It may be said here that the news of the loss of the Blue Earth del egation occasioned great surprise in St. Paul to the Doran men. It was supposed that John C. Wise and John F. Meagher would bold that solid, but it seems that they failed. The loss of Blue Earth may cause importaat changes in the choice of delegates to St. Louis. The Ames men claim that aside from these ninety-three delegates they will have scattering votes from other delegations sufficient to raise their strength to over 100. • Not only this do they expect as certain, but that when the final test conies they claim to be sure of captur ing, in the shape, of disaffected dele gates, a good majority in the convention. The fight, us far as the Ames fac tion is concerned, has assumed a phase something similar to that of two years ,ago against Doran and Kelly. „ A great many Democrats who do not love Dr. •Anie&are none the less helping his cause, because they care for Mr. Doran less. The distribution of federal offices in Minnesota has led to bitter animosi ties, particularly against Mr. Doran. Those who have grievances of this sort are assisting the Ames cause materially. .There are those also who honestly look on Mr. Doran as a dictator, and have taken up the cudgels against him for this reason. _^ MR. DORAN'S SAY. He Makes His Concluding Re marks on the Situation. When seen yesterday by a Globe re porter Mr. Doran had but little to say. .What he did was to the point. He said: y.yyy. "My positionlregarding Ames' candi dacy, and which has been commented on, was 7 based upon the fact that I found he was quietly but energetically engaged in an effort to have a delega tion elected to the St. Louis convention with himself as chairman, and which would be subservient to his wishes, so that he might gratify his egotism by personally booming .himself for the vice-presidential nomination, and name the member of the national Democratic committee. It ought not to be neces sary to remind the Democracy of Min nesota of what a ridiculous position the presentation of such a man as the vain glorious mayor of Minneapolis for our candidate tor vice president would place them in. I may not have stated my position as fully as I might have, but I said what 1 meant and I meant what I said. I have no quarrel with this person, and can have none. So far as I am personally concerned, whenever the Democratic party of my state desire to relieve me from active duty in its behalf; I shall retire with compla cency, and whenever it is deemed that the "harmony of the Democratic party" will be promoted by the humiliation of Michael Doran to gratify the ambition and vanity of such a character as the mayor of Minneapolis, and to appease the wrath of a few disappointed office seekers who, either with or without cause, blame me for their failure to have their itching for office gratified, then let there be no hesitation; but let me assure them that no matter what punishment I may be threatened with, 1 will never humble myself to either him or them, nor have I any doubt as to what the judgment of a majority of my fellow citizens will be in regard to my conduct. The doctor very cunningly announces himself as "the champion of the peo ple." This is the cry of every dema gogue, and no longer deceives any one. The doctor has a very large-sized opin ion of himself iv referring to ths last campaign ; it is noticeable that he never refers to the Democratic party, but al ways to himself, as "I done" so and so. The stress is always laid on tbe per sonal pronoun "I." His demands don't stop with being a candi date for the vice presidency, chairman of the delegation to St. Louis, etc. He also demands the Democratic nomination for governor, as "the champion of the people," and any one who dares to oppose his pomposity he declares to be an enemy to the peo ple, a friend to corporatione, "a boss," etc., etc. It must be patent to any one, it seems to me, that a resort to such clap-trap in one's own behalf should stamp him as an unprincipled dema gogue and place-hunter. Now, it is ad mitted on all sides that the great issue in the coming campaign is the tariff issue, and notwithstanding that the doctor has been before the people for the past four years, it is a fact that he has no record upon that one all-im portant question, unless it be that he referred to it in the last campaign as an "old issue" which be would not have intruded in the canvass. He was in favor, he said, of bringing forward the new issues, and the only new issue he defined was the question of a soldiers' home in this state, and claimed the en tire credit for the introduction of the demand for the same in the Democratic platform, when it was well known tnat he had nothing whatever to do with that demand, but that the request came from the committee of the G. A. R. which was appointed at Faribault at the department encampment the winter be fore. The reduction of the Republican majority in the last election," and for which he individually claims all the credit, resulted from causes in no \V*ay connected with his individuality, and in spite of his wind-mill exhibitions, which in many in- r>uiiicun. ncic uiagusiui£; 111 one extreme. He talks loud about "bosses" and "bossism," in the face of the fact that there never was such an exhibition of bossism as his present attempt to com mand the servile obedience of our par y to gratify his desire for any and every office which his insatiate ambition and unbounded vanity may prompt him to aspire to. He is, I assert without fear of contradiction from any man who knows him, the most typical "boss" on the continent. "I have neither time nor disposition, nor is it necessary that 1 should pursue this impudent and characterless brag gart through the entire vaporings of his two interviews, except that I might add, in regard to his know-nothing fling at the "foreigners." 1 care noth ing. The foreign-born citizens of this state will know how to interpret it without any comment from me. "As to his ridiculous claims of his strength in Thursday's convention, his delusion will be dispelled when the roll is called." The Doran allies claim to have 225 delegates who will sustain him for dele gate at large to St. Louis. It is not necessary to name the counties here, since they include all that Ames does not claim. Ramsey county is put down in the Doran list, and of Hennepin one of their supporters said yesterday that a majority of that delegation favored Doran. The organization of the Doran men has been quite thorough, and, while they are on the anxious seat, they do not concedfi any possibility of defeat. Their estimate of the strength of Ames concedes him only fifty delegates. A delegate from the Fifth district to the state convention said yesterday that there would be in the convention a large peace element who would favor the de feating of both Ames and Doran unless they patched up their differences. The outside county delegates have the idea that it is a bad time for a Democratic row to be inaugurated, and are for peace at any cost. A curious story told on the Ames fac tion is going the rounds. It is to the ef fect that if the doctor wins he will use his influence to have the present fed eral officeholders of the state terminate tlieir official existence when their terms expire, and be replaced by friends of his own. In this way the United States inarshalship, internal revevcnue office and others are said to be parceled out out, much to the annoyance of the pres ent worthy Democrats who occupy them. INCOMING DELEGATES Who Say Ames Has Beaten Dorau's Marshals and Boodle. The Nicollet house, Minneapolis, pre sented yesterday morning such a scene as troublous political times alone can bring. The lobby swarmed with politi cians from all parts of the state, and for once the headquarters of the war were transferred to Minneapolis. Delegates to the Republican district convention poured in on the morning trains, but they were not alone; their Demo cratic brethren accompanied them, and in equal numbers. They were en route to the state convention at St. Paul, and stopped off at Minneapolis to post themselves and go to the capital brimful of important in formation. Their presence indicated one of two things: Either the incoming delegates are all for Ames, or else the Ames men stopped off here and left the Doran contingent to go on to St. Paul alone. Certain it is that nothing but Ames was heard and nothing but Ames was talked. If the sentiment thus ex pressed is general, Ames will have a walk-away in to-morrow's convention. Among these incoming delegates were few war horses, and, as one of them said, "they were simply every-day dele gates expressing the sentiments of their community," "Have you any idea as to figures of strength?" asked a Globe reporter. "No, I never put it on paper, and I judge only by the sentiment of those counties I am familiar with. There was no work done for Ames, and the result is a spontaneous uprising in his favor as against Doran and his workers." ' "What do you mean by that?" "I mean that Doran has sent out dep uty marshals and used the entire fed eral official force of the state in his be half. He has money and he has patron age and he has used both without stint. Ames had neither, but he . will get there just the same. But one thing can save Doran, and that is the lavish use of money when the delegates arrive in St. Paul/ ' "Why do you support Ames?" "Because he has borne the brunt of the last great fight and deserves some recognition. Besides, Mike Doran has been altogether too arrogant and has forced this fight on Ames. I look at it that Ames will be the next candidate for governor and that Doran will fight him, even after the nomination. That is not Democratic, and Doran should be scotched right now. Thursday's con vention will do it or I am very much mistaken." • This is about the general sentiment expressed. A Winona man said Ames was sure of the support of John Lud wig and the Winona delegation, and a Cokato delegate said Doran did not have enough money to buy the Wright county contingent. Nobody, including Ames himself, had any figures to show, but everybody was confident and happy. ■ THE GLOBE'S POSITION. A Friendly Tip to Factions and Bosses. The following is clipped from the last number of the Mankato Review: From this distance it does seem as if the bitter contest which the St. Paul Globe has successfully worked up and encouraged between the friends and followers of Messrs". Doran and Ames is most unfortunate and uncalled for. An unfriendly feeling has existed for some time between these prominent gentle men, -which was fanned into an open fight by the publication of an interview with Mr. Doran, in which he stated that he would not accent a position on tho delegation to St. Louis if Dr. Ames were placed at the head of that delegation. In reply an interview with the doctor is published in which he speaks very dis repectfully of Messrs. Doran and Kelly, and their business, concluding with an unfortunate reflection upon adopted citizens. These interviews are made the basis of a great deal of sensational specula tion, published from day to day, and the result is a full-fledged and bitter tight within the Democratic household, which, like all family quarrels, is more bitter and vindictive than any possible .contest with one's opponents or enemies. While the Review admires the enter prise ot the Globe, it abhors its hurtful sensational tendencies, which are un dermining the character and influence of the paper, and if persisted in will sooner or later accomplish its destruc tion. In this matter alone it has done the Democratic party an injury that may require its best efforts duiing the entire campaign to undo. Brother Wise evidently mistakes the position of the Globe, although it has editorially been announced. The Globe is not in the business of building up or tearing down, fostering, petting or coddling any faction, clique, boss or individual in the state of Minnesota. The Globe is in the business of gelling news for the people from every source possible. Its columns are open to any man on any subject that he chooses to air over ins own name, rue lobe is not an organ, but a newspaper recog nizing no interests but that of the pub lic which demands the news. The Globe is Democratic when parly prin ciples are to be discussed, but no more nor less. To the advocacy of Demo cratic principles it alone owes any allegiance. JEFFERSON IAN. No Excitement at the Democratic Headquarters. The headquarters of. the Democratic state central committee were opened in Room 2 of the Merchants last night. Mr. Doran spent most of the there. J. C. Nugent, J. P. Schmitz, Or ville Rhinehart, C. E. Corning and other prominent Democrats dropped in during the evening, and discussed the situation. There was not much prophe sying going on as to the result of Thuss day's convention. Secretary Miller thought everything looked all right, and there was a general nodding of heads when he said so. Not many del egates came in last night, most of "them being expected to-day. The Democratic central committee meets to-night. Positively Declines. Special to the Globe. Albert Lea, Minn., May Judge John Q. Farmer, of Spring Valley, has been discussed in several quarters as an available candidate for congress, but it may now be understood that such a proposition is out of the question. He stated to a friend here to-day that he would not be a candidate; that he did not want to go to congress; that it was not in the line of his tastes, and that he absolutely would refuse to serve if a proper certificate of election was pre sented to him. A Cleveland Club. Special to the Globe. Red Lake Falls, Minn., May 15.— A Cleveland Tariff Reform club was or ganized here last evening with the fol lowing officers: President, J. M. Boyle; recording secretary, James Mcehan, Jr. ; corresponding secretary, O. M. Holmes; treasurer, W. A. Schreiter. The mem bership is now 100 and will be swelled to 300. This place is solidly Democratic and pledged for Cleveland and tariff re form. •am STETSON'S LATEST. He Buys a Controlling: Interest in the Boston Herald. Boston, May Jorn Stetson, in addition to owning the Police News and the Globe theater, and running a bar room on Essex street, and a big pool room at the West end, has lately pur chased a large interest in the Boston Herald, giving him practical control of that paper. For years the Herald has been owned by R. M. Pulsifer & Co., the company consisting of Messrs. Ed win B. Haskell and Charles H. An drews, both of whom have retired with in a year. Soon after they left the pro prietorship of the paper was converted into a stock company, $200,000 capital, and John Holmes, the managing editor; E. P. Woods, the superintendent of circulation; and Mr. Whiting, Col. Pul sifer's private secretary, were admitted to partnership, Col. Pulsifer still acting as business manager. Another arrange ment was effected last Friday, and yes terday the paper began under the busi ness management of E. P. Woods, while Col. Pulsifer is a silent partner. The new deal was effected by John Stetson buying six shares of stock at 5100,000. When a vote was taken for a business manager yesterday afternoon Mr. Woods cast his three shares fc for Mr. Pulsifer, while the colonel also cast his four shares for himself. John Stetson's six shares, one of Mr. Holmes, and the six belonging to Messrs. Haskell, An drews and White were cast for Mr. Woods, who was elected. The reorgan ization of the sporting department will be under John Stetson's personal super vision. nfTm Montana Politics. Special to the Globe. Great Falls, Mont., May 15.— first Republican convention of Cascade county (new) was held here Saturday. The attendance was large and the pro ceedings animated. The delegates and alternates were elected to attend fie territorial convention at Livingston and a county central committee- was chosen. The. delegation goes uninstructed. It It seems that the eouvention was carry ing out a previously and well arranged programme, as the McKay faction had everything its own way. THE GLOBE IS THE Iff ■ AIT A popular medium for IMf I I t_\ I V" :«£„*• Advertise- WAN 1 0 '■THE GLOBE WILL llflllTA put your wants be- 111 II Rl I V fore the most peo- ff HPI I 0 i THE GLOBE BRINGS Iff ■ lITA the most answers 111 ft ski I \~ to ••Want" adver- I*3 II IV 1 A tieements. 11 fill I W NO. 137. WHOWINSTODAY Gathering of Republican Henchmen for the State Convention. Blame Sentiment Apparently Has a Lead Over All Other. - The Greshamites Lack Con fidence and Are Not a Unit for Their Man. Candidates for Governor Thick as Bees, But for £ Peace, Not War. Interviews, Gossipy Chat and, a Glance at the Political Situation. Blame's name retains its magical charm in Minnesota. . The delegates to to-day's Republican state convention who arrived in St. Paul yesterday, with, but four exceptions, had strong words to say for him. But . A goodly majority of them take him at his word,' believe that he is not a candidate, and turn to Gresham. The Blame men will have a majority in to-day's con vention—a small one— but it looks vers doubtful if they eau elect an instructed delegation for him. They may, but just now it seems as if the delegation to bo elected to Chicago to-day would be un« instructed but composed of two-thirds Blame me and one third Gresham. The convention assembles at high noon at Market hall to-day. There will be 359 delegates entitled to seats in it. The indications are that it will be mildly harmonious. NO INSTRUCTIONS. Watonwan County Seeking Com* mon-Sense Action in To-Day's Splurge. Hon. William H. Estes. member of the last house from Madelia, Watonwan county, was found in conversation with another delegate. He is a pleasant gentleman and a conservative politi cian. "Am I a Blame man?" he echoed. "Well, not necessarily Blame, or Greham, either, for that matter. I am for the best man every time. I am not in favor of sending an instructed dele gation to Chicago. The delegation should be sent there to use their com mon sense. That is as far as the in. structions should go. 1 have talked with quite a number of delegates and none of them favor an instructed dele, , gation. There may a light on that point, but I do not apprehend the slight, est trouble. Everybody wants harmony in the convention to-morrow. It is tho only way to hold a convention. "Who is my preference for goveinor? Well, I don't know as I care to say anything on that subject. You see 1 may have a very decided preference and at the same time I am not so rigidly rooted that I cannot be convinced. J have no idols to worship blindly, and the course of events may change that preference entirely. ■ It is merely guesa work at this time. "I will say this, however, for a good genuine tip. Scheffer has no earthlj show in our part of the state. I don't believe that he'll get a single delegate in the whole Second district. Why? Well, there are several reasons, chief of which is that they don't want him. Further than that I do not care to say. In conclusion, let me emphasize the fact that so far as I see now the conven tion is in for harmony and not in favor of sending a delegate to Chicago in structed in such manner that events, as they may occur, cannot change their vote. We wa t them to use good com-* mon sense and lots of it." Olmsted County Ditto. "I do not favor an instructed delega tion for anybody," said J. M. Rowley, delegate from Rochester, Olmsted county, "nor have I any idea that it will go there solid for Blame. As much as I might favor Mr. Blame, I believe we should pick out men on whoso judg ment and discretion we can rely, and send them there to use such judgment and discretion. I think, however, that the majority will favor Mr. Blame. Blame men have the lead at present so far as I can see, but you can't tell any thing about it. In the convention to morrow everything may be turned around completely. It is only guess work to-day. So far as the race for governor is concerned, 1 do not care to say anything about It, though I guess the present incumbent is a good man.'* FUNNY MR. STEVENS. The Natural Gas Dakota County Will Have in the Convention. Seated all alone in a retired corner a Globe reporter found B. Stevens, a middle-aged delegate from Farmington, Dakota county. Ills attempts to be funny, when questioned, were quite humorons In their absurdity. The re porter knew the sentiments of that county were In favor of McGill, but this is what Mr. Stevens said: "Over in our county we are strongly opposed to McGill, chiefly because of the appointments he made. A great many Republican votes would be found in Democratic ballot boxes, if McGill were nominated. We have no particu lar objections to Merriam or Scheffer, but we don't want any of the three. Our people want either Donnelly or Wlndom, and would work harder for Donnelly's election, or Windom's, than the election of any other person yet mentioned." A few minutes after this Stevens was telling that the people of his county want ed Carpenter as governor, and chuckled to himself over his would-be facetious ness. "1 hardly think there will be any trouble in the convention," said he, "nor do I think they will instruct for any one. lam a Blame man, and the county of Dakota is for Blame, but on the other hand, bur people look at it in this way. Oresham was never elected .to office, though he has often been ap pointed. Ho has never sought election to office, but has always been one of those men who thinks if he is worthy of office let it seek him. Asa rule, those men are much better than those who are continually hunting for office. I think the delegation to Chicago will poll an almost solid vote for Blame, how-» ever." * •• A DEMOCRAT'S OPINION. Hon. R. Li. Frazee Chips in a Word of Comment on the State of Affairs. Leaning Idly against the cigar stand at the Merchants and smilingly observ ' Continued ou Fourth Page.