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THE DAILY GLOBE "PUBLISHED EVERY DAY IN THE YEAR. LEWIS RAKER. ST. PAUL, WEDNESDAY, WAY 10. 1888. The GLOIE Press Room is Open Every Night to all Advertisers who desire to Convince Themselves that the GLOBE has the Largest Circulation of any Newspaper Northwest of Sfiicago. ST. PAUL -7.LORE SUBSCRIPTION RATES. Daily (NOT Including Sunday.) 1 yr Inadvance.fS 00 I V, m. in advances 200 t> 111. iv advance 1 00 1 G weeks in adv. 1 00 "WRTMB One mouth 70c. PAII.T AND SUNDAY. 1 jrin advance"" 10 00 ,' 3 mos. in adv.. B2 50 ti in. advance 500 I 5 weeks in adv. 100 One mouth Bjc. 8 SUNDAY ALOXK. *""»ln advance. s2 00 I 3 mos. In adv 50c Win. in advance I 00 ) 1 mo. in adv 20c I'm- Weekly— (Daily —Monday, Wednesday and* Friday.). 1 yrin advance. s-1 00 ] G mos. in adv. .s2 00 3 months, in advance $1 00. V i ' XI.V ST. PAUL GLOBE. Op- "*"ear. SI i six Mo. 65c ! Three Mo. 35c U.>j'(*«<p 1 communications cannot be pre terved. Address all letters and telegrams to THE GLOBE. St. Paul, Minn. TO DAY'S WKATHI-iiT Washington, May 16, 1 a. m.— For Michi gan and Wisconsin: Cooler, followed in Wisconsin by wanner, fair weather: light to -fresh northeasterly winds. For Minne sota, Eastern and Southwestern Dakota: Warmer, fair weather, followed by light to fresh variable winds. For Iowa: Slightly warmer' local rains, preceded by fair •weather: winds becoming-" fresh to brisk easterly. GKNUKAI. OBSERVATIONS. St. Paul, May 75.— following obser vations were made at 8:48 p. m., local time: a -V. — -— tsg 2c t=f Ho Place of 'z - ass Place of J" « = g Obs'vation.l go -a- Obs'vation. 2© •j* 3 i ■ £ » ?»£ re • c re • re I r* * n I r* ' *? ' St. Paul.... 29.96 48 Helena.. ,30.08 42 lmliitli 30.02 ."IS Ft. Sully.. 30.10 40 l.a Crosse. 30.00 It Port Garry 30.12 :*G Ft. Totten. 30.20 42 Minnedosa 30.14 :*t> Huron 30.06 46 Medic'e H. 30.02 44 "Moorhead. 130.08 40 Q.u\ Ap'lle. 30.10 44 Bismarck. 30.12 40 Cftlgary.. .. 30.26 36 li. Bufordi .... S'ft Cur' nt 30.00 56 Ft. Custer. 130.06 50 Edmonton. 29.80 42 -^■■gr*^- The hotel men favor both conven tions. What difference does it make, any way, whether it's Blame or Gresham? Mr. Blame would find a definite cablegram of much service in Minne sota just now. ■**■"» Visiting statesmen are invited to view the prospective victories of their respective champions from the Globe's tall tower. If the Republican convention wants to be on the winning side it would do well to elect a delegation favoring Pres ident Cleveland. The new chief justice weighs only 125 pounds, but then look at the brainy Evarts, each one of whose sentences is heavier than himself. <s> Some of the wires which are being manipulated in the city at present should be insulated. They might be dangerous to the manipulators. o. JrDGE Gresham should keep his eye on Minnesota to-morrow. It may not be a very profitable undertaking, but it will be an interesting one at least. St. Paul is pleased to welcome the Republican delegates, even if they do meet fur such a profitless task as the selection of delegates to Chicago. A very interesting convention will be held in the city to-day, which Messrs. McGill, Merriam and Scheffer should make a point of attending. The Minnesota Republican eonven vention should instruct its delegates not to vote for any presidential candidate standing on a high tariff platform. Will they do it? ■*•"» Both Messrs. Doran and Ames seem to be in danger of forgetting that prin ciples, and not persons, are what the great majority of the Democratic party is working for. -■«»■ ! — The boom for Minnesota's favorite son should not be lost sight of in to day's convention. This is the advertis ing season, and Minnesota should get her share of it. m Why, after all, should our Republican friends take so much trouble over a con vention to send delegates to Chicago, when the efforts of those delegates will be absolutely vain? Since John Stetson has purchased a controlling interest in the Boston Her ald that estimable journal may be ex pected to be anything but a mugwump in sporting and theatrical affairs. The California delegation to the Re publican convention will keep open house, assisted by half a dozen bar tenders. California Republicans may be expected to wield great influence in the convention. ■■» THE DELEGATES WELCOME. No assurance ought to be necessary to the thousand or more delegates and their friends who will come to the two conventions in St. Paul this week that they are cordially welcome to the city. Whether Republican or Democratic in tlieir proclivities. St. Paul sees in them only representative Minnesotiaus. who come to the city to perform one of the duties of citizenship. Many of them have had experience of the hospitable nature of the city, and we trust those who have not will be ac corded that pleasant experience before their departure. Even if there were not two interesting conventions to oc cupy a portion of their time while here, they would find in the city and its sur roundings enough to interest them to prevent time from hanging heavily on their hands. The citizens of St. Paul are naturally proud of their city, and they are glad to have it inspected by visitors. They-are confident that such inspection will be a source of both pleasure and profit. Therefore, even those delegates who find the result of the conventions not in accordance with their wishes will not have taken the trip to the city wholly in vain. A few days* stay in St. Paul ought to be sufficient to compensate for even a more severe disapointnient than the un satisfactory result of a delegate conven tion. -■-*■-•«- . NOTE THE CONTRAST. Observe the contrast between the present attitude of the Democratic and Republican parlies regarding the presi dential nomination. It is interesting aud instructive. It is also illustrative of the vanity of any Republican hope of success this year. The Democratic party, with the possible exception of Editor Dana, who, for present pur poses, doesn't count, is unanimous in demanding the rciiomiiiation of Presi dent Cleveland. Whatever local differences may exist indifferent parts of the country, upon that one point there is ;; unanimity of sentiment that is beautiful to sec. The Republicans, on the other hand, are tossed about on a sea of doubt and dis sension. Nearly every state has its "favorite son," nearly every community differing in individual preferences. Each one of the score of prominent Republicans thinks the prize rightfully belongs to him, and each one of them looks upon all the others with a doubt and suspicion that is largely tinctured with hatred. Each one is jealous of all the others, and all are ready to render the successful candidate for the nomination a support the luke warmness of which will be determined by the intensity of his own aspirations. Unanimity is out of the question, and harmonious -co-operation is not to be thought of. Too many disappointed men will leave the national convention for that. Therefore, even if the superiority of the Democratic strength and organiza tion over that of the Republicans had not been amply demonstrated, there would be indications sufficient in the contrast to be seen between the two parties regarding the presidential can didate that this is not the year in which | the Republicans can hope for a reversal I of the order of things which the people have passed upon and found to' be sur prisingly good. A WORD IN SEASON. It is more in a spirit of sorrow than of j anger that the GLOBE expresses its con- j demnation of the factional spirit now existing in tlie Democratic party in this j state, and which threatens to disturb I the harmony of to-morrow's convention. It would be vain to attempt to ignore : the existence of factions, for the re- | spective factional leaders have been at j great pains to give publicity to the fact, j as they have also been free in their ex- | pressions of determination to make it a war to the bitter death. In their pres ent state of excitement and inflamed I passions it is possible that what we now j propose to say on this subject will be ! lost on the factional leaders. But we have a hope that our counsel will be listened to by the great mass of the Democratic voters and by their repre- j sentatives who will assemble in conven tion to-morrow. First of all, we wish it to be distinctly understood that the Globe is not allied with any faction. We are actuated simply by a desire to promote the wel fare of the Democratic party and a pur pose to establish Democratic principles, j without regard to the success of mdi- I viduals or to the gratification of their selfish ambitions. We shall proceed to discuss this matter in the light of prin ciple, without regard to who is hit or i missed in the discussion. For once in its history the Democratic j party in Minnesota finds the golden op- | portunity for success within sight. The great revolution against the ring meth ods of the dominant party two years i ago brought the Minnesota Democracy j to the borders of the promised land, and they stand to-day waiting for the com mand to go forward and take possession. I The position taken by the national ad ministration on the tariff question has strengthened the Democratic column in this state. We feel assured of this, and j the opposition admit it. Why, then, in this crisis in the party's history should Democrats permit fac- I tion to be injected into ' the parly as a ! disurbing and a destroying element? Why should the great mass of the party stand idly by and see their one glorious chance for success dashed from them through the machinations of a few leaders who are more bent on personal aggrandizement than in an effort to establish Democratic principles? We make an appeal to these ambitious leaders to reflect for a moment upon the consequences of their action, and if they are imbued with the spirit of genuine Democracy we feel assured they will agree with us that in their reckless desire to gain personal victories one over another they are jeopardizing the cause in which they are enlisted. Democracy means equality. The Democratic party is organized upon the idea that all its members are peers, One man is entitled to as much consid eration as another, and no one is en titled to special prominence except as it is bestowed upon him by the voluntary action of his associates, as a recognition of distinguishing abilities and faithful service in the general cause. Faction is not party. The former is simply a banding together of individual ax-grinders for personal . gains. The latter is an organization for the promo tion of a great principle. Democrats who have the cause of Democracy at heart cannot afford to allow factional strife to be engendered in their ranks, nor to suffer factional leaders to inter pose their individual ambitions as ob stacles in the way of party success. When the representatives of our Min nesota Democracy assemble in conven tion to-morrow we hope to see them come together ill a spirit of harmony and good feeling 1 , in the full conscious ness of the gravity of the situation and of the responsibility resting upon them as representatives to whom lias been committed an important trust. If there is any one who is inspired with a feel ing of bitterness toward a fellow Demo crat, we hope he will strangle his prej udices at the threshold of the conven tion hall, and will go into the body fired with a patriotic zeal to do only that which his own good sense will teach him is the best for the party's welfare. «■»— WASTED ENERGY. The strength which Gkesham has gained in Minnesota does more credit to the enthusiasm of his supporters than to their judgment. For what will it profit Judge (.Juksham if the whole Northwest declares for him. if at the same time the leaders of the party, those who hold the purse strings, re ceive their orders from those who make up the. purse, that Judge Gresham shall not be the nominee? That they have received such orders is evident from the attitude of the Fast en! states, the hotbeds of protection and monopoly. That arch-monopolist himself, Jay* Gould, is reported as say- ; ing that lie would spend a million dol- I lars to defeat Gresham. That statement I alone would be sufficient to give the Re publican managers pause if they had any serious thought of Gbesham. Lamentable though the fact may be, it requires money, and a great deal of it. to conduct a political campaign nowa days. Din the next campaign our Republican brethren will be called upon, if they would entertain even the faintest hope | of success, to spend more money than ever before. Their chief resource al ways has been and always will be the coffers of the ni.-lHoiiai-fe monopolists and the Wall street magnates. With THE SAINT PAXIL DAILY GLOBE: WEDNESDAY MORNING, MAY 16, 1838. " Gresham the candidate this enormous money force would not only be ■■ refused them, but would be turned against them. The managers are not yet in sane enough to invite such a result. That is why this Gresham move ment, creditable though it may be to the hearts of the promoters, is in reality naught but wasted energy. ■•"••• STAND BY THE PRESIDENT. President Cleveland, by his honest, safe and manly administration of the public business and his sturdy stand in favor of a. reduction of taxation, has made Democratic success in Minnesota possible. Neither his appointees to of fice nor his non-officeholding friends have any right to jeopardize Democratic success by their petty aye, criminal personal quarrels. Let every man who demands personal promotion at the ex pense of party peace and harmony be taught a lesson of patience and hu mility. In this crisis men are nothing: success of Democratic principles every thing. *•— THE UNSELFISH ELEMENT. The Democrats of Minnesota have a duty to perform in giving an emphatic endorsement to President Cleve land's civil service policy. This can not be done it the officeholders and the office-seekers arc permitted to control the state convention to-morrow. The great body of the people are not office-seekers. They care nothing for the loaves and the fishes. They are fighting for the establishment of great principles. In view of the muddled condition the office-seekers are getting the Democratic party into, it now becomes the duty of the unselfish element— the non-office seekers—to come to the front and take control of affairs. The young men, particularly, have an interest in lifting the party out of the rut of machine politics. They are to be the future custodians of Democratic principles, and it becomes their duty to protect the party organization from the rapacity of the office-seeker. Bossism is a plant of Republican growth, and has no place in the Demo cratic party. The same is true of ma chine methods. Nothing short of a square deal, in which every man can have an equal sharing, is Democracy, and the man who elevates his person ality above his party is no Democrat. Again we say, let the unselfish ele ment come to the front and assert its power in shaping the course of the Minnesota Democracy. — ■ HOW IT LOOKS. It is evident that the Blame men will have the lead in the Republican convention, and the only question is whether they can hold their position against the field. * There never was a time when Mr. Blame's partisans were not good fight ers, and it is not probable that they will ' fail to-day. The Blame slate as chopped out last night Includes such eminent party leaders as Capt. Castle, Gen. Washburn, Mr. Hartley* and Mr. Heatwole, all of them strongmen and vigorous partisans. It has only been a short time since Mr. Heatwole was dallying with the Gresham boom, and the sudden transfer of his name to the Blame roll is only an indication of the growing qualities of the Blame boom. * * If Gen. Washburn should be dropped in the convention to-day, it will be his own fault. He has gone off on an ex cursion on the "800" road instead of staying at home, where the wood-saw ing is to be done. His Hennepin county partisans misspent their time in celebrating their local victory instead of being down here at the Merchants making trades with the boys. Still, the general's name is a tower of strength in his party, and he may be able to pull through without resorting to log-rolling, especially as Ignatius Donnelly is not on deck. * The Gresham men are sufficient force to make it interesting for .Mr. Blame's friends, but they will have to scratch a good deal of gravel to-day if they catch up with the Blame proces sion. The movement started last night to spring Knute Nelson as a candidate for delegatc-at-large may have some ef fect in staying the Blame tide, but we doubt it. * * Capt. Castle is booked for the Read of the Minnesota delegation to Chicago. If faithful service to party merits re ward, then the captain will only be get ting his dues. He is an organizer from way back. _ PLEDGED TO RESIGN. Mayor Ames Says He Doesn't Want to go to St. Louis. Seen by a Globe representative at midnight. Mayor Ames said: "It is asserted by those who oppose me that apparently 1 want the earth in the poli tics of my party. As a matter of justice to me, under ordinary circum stances 1 would be invited to head the delegation to St. Louis if I were rewarded for my 1886 campaign for the governorship. By courtesy this would be my portion. However, 1 am not ambitious, nor do 1 want the world, and had not Mr. -Doran made his egotistic boasts and threats. I ' would not have been before the Democratic convention at this time as a candidate for St. Louis. Sometimes it is necessary for one to ac cept issues thrust upon him. I now ask of the Minnesota Democracy to elect me as delegate at large, and when this has been done, if it is done, and 1 am thereby vindicated, 1 pledge myself to resign the position, which I have never sought. If defeated in this, my appearance upon the political horizon hereafter will be but as a mere speck— in fact, among the rank and file."' «**» JOHNSTON HALL. The Corner Stone Laid With Im posing Ceremonies. special to the Globe. Faribault, Minn., May 15.— The corner stone of Johnston hall, at Sea bury divinity school, was laid here this afternoon with appropriate ceremonies by Rt. Rev. H. B. Whipple, D. I)., bishop of the diocese of Minnesota, as sisted by Miss C. B. Shumway, daugh ter of Mrs. Augusta M. Huntington. The hall is a gift of Mrs. Augusta M. Huntington, and erected in mem ory of her father, William Sage Johnston, and is to cost £50, --000. The inscription on the west side is "Johnston hall, ISSB." South side, "The gift of Augusta M. Huntington.*' There was placed in the box the journal of the diocese of Min nesota, the church almanac for 1888, catalogues of Seabury divinity school, Shattuck military school and St. Mary's hall. Report of the Minnesota institu tions for defective children, the deaf, the blind, the feeble-minded, a St. Paul daily paper, May number of the Spirit of Missions. -■■---■» Signed by the President. Special to the Globe. Washington, May 15. The presi dent signed the bill for the Duluth pub lic building, after giving the matter considerable attention and personal in vestigation. Facts and figures showing tie present and computed future needs of the public service at that point were prepared and brought before him. and were investigated by him before filial action. « . ~^r- IT TOOKJHE TART. Continued From First Page. ' ard bearer, we pledge our united and hearty support. Although no candidate, was- in dorsed by these resolutions, it was plain that a strong Blame feel ing prevailed, and had the vote of the convention ' been obtained it would. without doubt, have been largely for Blame. m i i \i SECOND DISTRICT. 'y~ Lind Renominated for Congress--*-} The Delegates to Chicago, r Special to the Globe. " Mankato, May 15. —Bad blood and ballot box stuffing were the opening features of to-day's Republican conven tion at this place to nominate a repre sentative .in congress from the Second district and select two delegates and two alternates to the national conven tion at Chicago. When the delegate* already on the ground retired last night it looked as though J. E. Brown, of i Mapleton. was a sure winner of one of the Chicago ]» luin s. but when the back counties put in an appearance things were changed ma terially. Every thing was se- J»rene, so far as the congres sional nomina tion was con cerned, and it was known from the outset that. Hon. John Lind would be named by acclama tion to succeed himself in the Fifty-first congress. Interest centered, however, upon the president makers, and as soon as they had swallowed their breakfasts the delegates began caucusing in the hotel lobby with a view to fixing up a slate to be presented when the conven tion assembled and thus expedite busi ness. But a row ensued on the first bal lot, for when the count was completed it was found that there were eighty three tickets in the box and there were seventy-seven delegates in attendance upon the caucus. Everything was HUBBUB AND CONFUSION when this discovery was made and there were cries of treachery, stuffing and similar election slogans, while every one of the seventy odd delegates was trying to make himself heard and un derstood at the same time. But the cau cus broke up in a row and it was a very angry and excited multitude that finally vacated the hotel and proceeded to the opera house where the convention was to meet, What made the ballot box stuffing men inconsistent was one of the planks in the already prepared platform. which called for a free ballon and a fair count and this discrepancy between pre cept and practice was freely and fre quently referredcto in the course of the proceedings. It was therefore amid considerable suppressed excitement., that Chairman A. Bhinchard, of the Sec one district congressional committee, ascended the stage and called the gath ering of 133 Republicans to order. Very little time was wasted in prelimi naries and a temporary organization, which was subsequently made perma nent, was perfected, with C. 11. Smith, of Washington, chairman; F. L. Lam meros. of Jackson, secretary, and W. R. Edwards, of Lyon, assistant secretary; A committee on credentials was ap pointed, comprising Messrs. 1.. L. Neb son, of Nobles: T. L. Warner, Bed wood; E. P. Freeman, Blue Earth; V. S. Brown, Lyon; J.Gallagher. Brown; F. F. Harlow, Martin, and G. A. Blair; 1 of Le Sueur, but their duties were light since there were no contests, and the convention quickly settled - DOWN TO BUSINESS. L. P. Hunt, of the Mankato Free Press, called for a committee on resolu tions, ami it was constituted as follows: L.P.Hunt. Blue Earth; 11. J. Miller' Rock; S. W. Hayes, Redwood; L. '/.: Rodgers. Le Sueur; W. W. Murphy. Cottonwood: Christian Kieinkert, Sib ley. and 0. 11. Jackson. Lyon. '■• Although the resolutions were already prepared the committee retired for con sultation, and during their absence it was proposed to change the order of business and proceed to the nomination of a representative in congress first, in stead of selecting the Chicago delegates. The chair put the motion, and it was at the point of being adopted when one of the delegates in the rear of the hall shouted, "You are going too fast, gen tlemen, the resolutions make provision for that part of the business. Wait until they are read before you vote on this question.** This seemed to meet the approbation of all present, and a recess of ten minutes was agreed upon. Meanwhile the committee on resolu tions was having a stormy time in the rear of the stage, owing to the efforts of Delegate Abbott, of Winnebago City, to have a temperance plank inserted in the platform. He met with very little encouragement, however, but the mem bers! of the committee advised him to keep his resolution and submit it to the convention for such action as it might j see fit to take in the premises. This knotty point out of the way, the com mittee soon SHAPED UP A PLATFORM, and as reported to the main body the document read as follows: Whereas, It lias been and is the mis sion of the Republican party toingaugu rate and carry out such needed reforms from time to time in our social and po litical relations as are necessary and proper to secure the government of the people, by the people and for the peo ple with equal rights and liberty lor all; and. Whereas, The Republican party is the only political party that ever promul gated the principles which form the basis of advanced civilization and the general prosperity, Resolved, 'lhat we uphold the doc trine of protection to American indus try and labor as against foreign. We believe that a careful adjustment of the tariff should be made so as to equalize burdens of taxation and reduce the surplus to the necessities of the gov ernment wisely and economically ad ministered. We denounce the Mills bill as being sectional and inconsistent. We believe in a free ballot and a fair count. We believe in an adherence to the present policy of the Republican party in granting liberal pensions to Union soldiers and sailors. We de nounce the Democratic party, which, having had control of the house of rep resentatives for the past six years, has never yet passed any bill looking to a reduction of the tariff, and having posed before the people as champions of re form, loud in protestations and silent in enactments. We also denounce the administration of Grover Cleveland as hollow, false and hypocritical, because Mr. Cleveland's pretensions of reform in the civil serv ice of the government, and his endless promises for the faithful execution of the civil service law,are answered by the 'removal of competent persons from office on purely political grounds, and the appointment of incompetent persons for the same reason. Resolved. That the course of Hon.' John Lind has been such as to commend him to tlie people of the Second district, and in no way can we so emphatically show our appreciation of his services as by indorsing him for a second term by acclamation. On every question of pub lic importance has he proved himself worthy as a representative of a great agricultural district, and especially do we as Republicans indorse his views on the tariff and the land grant questions. TEMPERANCE. Immediately after the adoption of these resolutions, Mr. Abbott came to the front again with his temperance resolution, which set forth : , "Nor. does the Republican party in convention assembled underestimate the intelligence or virtue of the people. We dare denounce the saloon as an en emy of all that is good in state and na tion. That it is a dangerous body, and has no place in our onward march of civilization. That the liquor traffic is the all-fruitful source of crime, illiter acy and poverty, and should be strangled by legislative and congressional restric tion, taxation and fines until a healthy public sentiment shall drive it from the earth forever." —... After two or three short speeches pro and con, a vote was taken on the resolu tion, and it was adopted, although there was a scattering volley of nays in re sponse to the demand of the chairman. From this time forward it was smooth sailing and Mr. Lind was renominated unanimously after his virtues had been extolled by two or three enthusiastic henchmen. The struggle became inter esting, however, over the selection of the Chicago delegates, but victory perched upon the banner of M. L. Le land, of Wells, and 11. J. Miller, of ■Rock county, after four ballots, the first of which was informal. Messrs. P. V. Collins, of the St. Peter Tribune, and L./C. Head, of Slayton, were chosen alternates. Before adjourning: the chairman announced the new congres sional committee.for the Second district to be as follows: A. Blanchard, chair man: C. L. Benedict, Blue Earth; E. C. Huntington, Cottonwood: G. W. Bus woJl, Faribault; G. R. Moore, Jackson; J.Y. Jacobson, Lac gui Parle; O. M. Sobbins- Le Sueur; H. Larreson. Liu coln: F. S. Brown. Lvon ; F. I. Liver more, Murray; John Peterson, Nicollet; C. 11. Smith, Nobles; J. 11. Nichols, Pipestone; S. W. Hayes, Redwood; John Kelly, Rock; Camille Bisson, Sib icy,; I. C. Trowbridge, Waseca: George Khudson, Watonwan, and C. A. Ben nett. Yellow Medicine. FOR GRESHAM. Messrs. Leland and Miller, the dele gates to Chicago, stated to the repre sentative of the Globe that, although originally they were staunch adherents of Blame, they were going to Chicago to champion the cause of Judge Gresham. It would not have been very gratifying to Gov. McGill to have heard the expressions of the delegates to the convention in regard to his candidacy for gubernatorial honors, for of those present very few were inclined to say a good word for the incumbent of the mansion at Midway. An exception, however, must be made of Oil Inspector J. D. Fowler, of Mankato, and one of the delegates from Blue Earth county to the slate convention. '-It is about an even thing,'- he remarked, "as re gards McGill and Merriam, and within the past few weeks the governor has gained rather than lost ground. Albert Scheffer's name has not been seriously considered, and certainly the Republicans could not afford to take any notice of him after his action with the Farmers' alliance and indorsement of Cleveland. No; the contest will be between Mc- Gill and Merriam. both of whom have many friends in this section, and their names are the only ones that I hear talked of. Matters have not vet crystallized on the gubernatorial question; the engross ing topic of the present time being the Chicago national convention and the delegates from this state. * * A prominent Republican editor, and one of the leaders of the party in this vicinity, among the voting men espe cially, took an opposite view of the sit uation from Mr. Fowler. "Not a township in this county could be carried for "washis statement, and this becomes more apparent every day. And I think this is the prevailing sentiment throughout the southern part of Minnesota. On the other hand. Merriam is the popular candidate for the office despite the cry that has been raised against him that his campaign will be con ducted purely on a capitalistic basis. He is a stronger man every way that you take him than McGill, and his can vass would arouse an enthusiasm that could not be quelled and would surely land him in the state house. I for one regard the declination of Mr. Blame as final, said J. E. Brown, of Maploton, and shall govern myself ac cordingly. When a man comes out as flat-iooted as he has done and says that he Will not consent to allow the use of his name it is time to cast about for an other candidate. There is no use in attempting to deny the fact that the Gresham sentiment is daily growing stronger and he seems next to Mr. Blame to be the most popular candidate in the Republican ranks. Some people will insist, however, that the nomina tion should be forced upon Blame, but 1 am not so case-hardened in that re spect. . •!:• r- , . - •;: . One of the resolutions that had' been prepared by the committee, but which was rejected at their final conference, dealt a pretty severe blow at the ad ministrations which preceded that of President Cleveland, the wording of the resolution being as follows: We turn to the Republican party in congress for legislation believing that the government may enact sufficient laws to control trusts to encompass corporate power and interstate com mercial relations so that in connection with a proper adjustment of revenue duties the country may be protected and equally benefited under such laws. We are in favor of prompt action on the part of congress to compel the various railroad land grant corporations to sur render back for the benefit of settlers the many thousand acres of land to which they were never legally entitled, but which were illegally certified to them by the misconstruction of the laws of the interior department. This was stricken out in committee because it might be liable to miscon struction and involve the Republican party.in the dilemma of having numer ous explanations to make. THIRD DISTRICT. M. S. Chandler and Peter John son Elected. Delegates. Special to tbe Globe. Litchfield, Minn., May 15. — The beautiful and thriving city of Litchfield was o'erladen with joy to-day over the pressure of the assembled wisdom of the Republican party of the Third con gressional district, whose delegates met to choose two delegates and two alter nates to the Chicago convention. The courteous act of recognizing this portion of the state by selecting Litchfield in which to hold an important convention was highly appreciated. They had never been so honored before, and all prominent citizens vied, each with the other, in bestowing attentions upon their visitors. The brass band dis coursed sweet music, the Frank Daggett Post, G. A. R., tendered the use of its beautiful hall, the hotels were lavish in catering to the inner wants of famished anddust-troden dele gates, and carriages were in readiness at any hour to give the visitors an op portunity to see the city. Monday evening about one-half the delegates were on the ground eager for their prey. To the surprise of many, candi dates for the coveted honor of 'a seat in a national convention were fast multiplying. S. Chandler, the veteran of Goodhue county, led the van. His political vir tue and unswerving party fealty were extolled. Dr. Dodge, of Dakota county, was backed up by a stronsr delegation. Frank Gilford, of Scott, had his weather eye on one of the coveted positions. I'eter Johnson, of Meeker, was put for-,, ward as a representative of the Scandi navian element, to heal up po litical sores that were still scabby. And dimly on the distant horizon could be seen the host of lesser lights whose faltering steps and be dimmed eyes expressed a doubtful hope. Rice wanted nothing except to form a •combine" that would help elect their beloved Joel. The alternate candidates were principally in the western part of the district, and were as plentiful as Valambrosia leaves. now to conciliate and harmonize the incongruous and persistent elements was the work of the evening. Capt. Reed was present, and with his accustomed grace and suavity, waved the olive branch of peace aloft and endeavored to calm the troubled waters and add a few more rounds to his congressional ladder. the delayed delegations arrivec on the morning train. But long before that Goodhue, Meeker, Kandi yohi, Renville, McLeod and Scott coun ties had formed a "trust," and a slate was fixed up which subsequent ballot ing failed to break. Compromises were effected, however, and these children in Israel were again a happy family. Disappointed delegates silently folded their ambitions and carefully packed them in their grips, set their teeth more firmly together, and looked for ward to - the time when the "outs" would become the "ins." The convention was called to order by M. V. Kennedy, a member of the cen tral committee, and organized by choos ing C. M. Reese, of Kandiyohi, chair man, and C. 11. Slocum, of McLeod. sec retary. Every county in the district was represented by full delegations. Hon. M. S. Chandler, of Goodhue, received 89 votes to 24 for Dr. Dodge, of Dakota,and was declared elected a delegate to Chi cago. Peter Johnson.of Meeker county, was elected by acclamation. The alter nates elected were Hon. Frank Gilford, of Scott, and F. A. Ililscher, of Kandi yohi. Dr. Dodge and non. W. A. Pol and, editor of the Benson Times, were recommended to the state convention for presidential electors. The com mittee on i RESOLUTIONS reported the following, which were unanimously adopted: *.-.• Kesolved, That we adhere loyally to the principles of the Republican party and point with pride to its history and traditions. We confidently hope for. its success in the coming presidential cam paign and pledge our best efforts to the accomplishment of its success. We heartily favor a material reduction in the tariff and such a readjustment as shall fairlj secure and protect the best interests of the different classes of our complex population. Resolved, That we are opposed to the formation of trusts and pray for such legislation as shall make them impossi ble. We earnestly favor progressive temperance legislation. We pronounce for a genuine reform in the civil service, and ask that merit shall be based upon faithful discharge of duty, rather than on partisanship and political subserviency. We favor liberality in the payment of pensions to the gallant defenders of the Union. We pledge ourselves as Republicans and as citizens of the republic to the en couragement of honor, purity ami econ omy in public affairs, and to' the enact ment and enforcement of wholesome and vigorous laws in restraint of com munism, anarchy and crime. No test vote was taken, but the senti ment of the convention was clearly for Blame, as his name whenever men tioned was heartily applauded. Gresham and Depew were second choice. FIFTH DISTRICT. A Motion to Instruct for Gresham Voted Down. Special to the Globe. Crookstox, Minn., May 1."..— Re publican district convention of the Fifth district to elect two delegates to the na tional convention at Chicago was held here to-day. There were ninety-four delegates in attendance. Steenerson was made chairman. The committee on resolutions reported the following, which were adopted: Resolved. That the Republicans of the Fifth congressional district of Min nesota hereby declare their confidence in the Republican party; that it is the only political party which has ever promulgated those principles which form the basis of advancing civilization and the general prosperity of the citi zens of the republic. Resolved. That we demand a read justment of the tariff and its reduction to the lowest possible point consistent with the development and preservation of American industries and labor. Resolved. That we denounce the un just and partisan action of the Demo cratic congress in their effort to dis franchise the territory of Dakota. Resolved, That we denounce the party in power in endeavoring to pose before the people as champions of reform, loud in protestations, silent in positive enact ments. Resolved, That we turn confidently to the Republican party in congress for wise legislation, believing that the na tional government has the power under the constitution to enact sufficient laws to control "Trusts," to encompass cor porate power, to perfect interstate com mercial relations so that in connection with wise adjustment of revenue duties the whole land, from sea to sea. and from the lakes to the gulf, may be equally protected and equally benefited under the law. Resolved, That we heartily indorse the course of Hon. Knute Nelson in con gress in matters of national policy and we commend the energy and dis tinguished ability with * which he has discharged his duties as a representa tive. The following resolution was also offered by the committee on resolu tions, but laid on the table: The Republicans of the Fifth dis trict are loyal to their party. They will follow with unflagging energy the nominee at Chicago, but we would not faithfully represent and voice the sen timent of the Fifth district Repub licans, did we not point with pride to the loyal service rendered to our coun try by that man who, as a soldier and judge, had shown that he possesses the nerve to do right, and we therefore re quest our delegates to the national con vention to use all honorable means con sistent with their own sound judge ment to secure the nomination as presi dent of the United States of Walter L. Gresham. Hon. Halver Steenerson, of Crooks ton, was then elected a delegate to the national convention at Chicago by ac clamation, and after two ballots Charles L. Lewis, of Otter Tail county, was chosen the second delegate. Mr. Hart ley, of Duluth, was indorsed for dele gate-at-large, and Editor Lamphere, of Moorhead. was indorsed for one of the presidential electors from this state. Charles A. Oilman was present, and during a lull in the proceedings made a short speech, which contained the no tion that he was not yet out if politics. The whole thing appeared like a Gil man boom. COMMITTEE WORK. A Doorkeeper and Sergeant-at- Arms for the St. Louis Conven tion. . New York, May 15.— The committee of seven appointed by the national Democratic committee to make arrange ments for the national convention, met here to-day. W. 11. Barnum, of Connec ticut, presided. Those of the committee present were: F. O. Prince, of Massa chusetts; Hon. Arthur P. Gorman, of Maryland; Hon. W. A. Wallace, of Pennsylvania; Hon. M. W. Ransom, of North Carolina; Hon.P.H. Kelly.of Min nesota: Hon. A. W. Sulloway, of New Hampshire, and Col. John G. Prather, of St. Louis. The committees selected Hon. Richard .1. Bright, of Indiana, as sergeant-at-arms, and Capt. Don Able, of St. Louis, as chief doorkeeper of the Democratic national convention, St. Louis. The large amount of work to be done by the sergeant-at-arms and the chief doorkeeper before the meeting of the convention .made it necessary to make the appointments at this early day. The appointments will be subject to the approval of the Democratic na tional committee, which will submit them to the convention for its ratifica tion. ■*■«*••■• . MARINE. PORT OF SUPERIOR. 7-7 Special to the Globe. Superior, Wis., May 15.— Arrived: The Iron Duke, Iron State. Alta, Alcora and Iron Chief, from Toledo; W. H. Gratwick, George T. Hope. Falsom and Nelson, from Cleve land, all with coal. Departed: Kalvuga, with grain for Buffalo. Light wiud off'iake. PORT OP ASHLAND. Special to the Globe. Ashland, Wis,, May 15.— Arrived: Lou isiana, coal. Cleared: City of Toledo, mer chandise. PORT OP WASHBURN. Special to the Globe. Washburn, Wis.. May 15.— Arrived: Propeler Toledo, Detroit, merchandise. Cleared: Fayette Brown, Ashland, Toledo, Duluth. Clear and light northeast wind. . •**■•■ Additional Justices. Special to the Globe. Washington, May 15.— Senator Wil son, of lowa, from the committee on ju diciary, favorably reported Senator Da vis' bill, providing for two additional associate justices for the supreme court of Dakota, with an additional section as an amendment, which provides "that all offenses committed before the passage" of this act shall be prosecuted, tried and determined in the same manner, with the same effect (except as to the num bei of judges) as if this bill had not passed. WHO WfNSJO-DAY ? Continued From First Page. ing the numerous Republican confer ences in various parts of the office was a tall gentleman, dressed in black and wearing a free and easy slouch hat that told of a pleasant nature. It was Hon. R. L. Frazee, chief owner of Frazee City, Becker county, the Democratic nominee for lieutenafgovernor in 1883. He is the most pi ominent citizen and politician of that county, and controls it thoroughly. In response to the Globe man's question, ".What are you here for?" he said: "Well, I'm not here for office, that's certain. I merely came to knock around and have some fun. 1 am a Democrat from way back and believe that neither Mr. Blame nor Mr. Gresham stand any earthly show. 1 believe Blame will lie nominated, and that is equivalent to a second term for Cleveland. So far as the gubernatorial race is concerned, the Democrats have a sure winner against McGill, Merriam and Scheffer in Hon. Eugene Wilson. Therein lies the se cret. All they have to do is to nominate hint. There could be no doubt of his election. In the Republican conven tion I think there will be trouble regard ing instruction for Blame. The Blame men want it bad, and there is going to be a split, judging from several conver sations 1 have had. The people in our county are for Wilson as governor and Cleveland for president " K XUTJR NELSON. His Name May Startle the Conven tion To-Day. The high tariff men of the convention will be stunned today if the name of Knute Nelson is sprung upon them as delegate-at-large from the Fifth district. A district movement was set on foot last night by members of the Farmers' Alliance from the Fifth district to have Mr. Nelson's name presented for a delegateship at large. This is looked upon as not only an expression of pop ular sentiment on Mr. Nelson's tariff course, but as a direct stab at Gil Hart lay, who is a candidate for an at-large position from the Fifth district. Hart ley was a red-hot Kindred man in the famous fight against Nelson, and it is now supposed that Nelson's friends wish to repay the debt they owe him, with interest. It is a matter approach ing certainty that Mr. Nelson's name will be presented in the convention, and if so, decided upon by a big ma jority. SCENES IN THE LOBBY. How the Delegates Came in and What They Did. henry A. Castle was conspicuous in the Merchants yesterday. "I think my chances are good," he said, "of going to Chicago as a delegate. It is probable that the convention will divide the delegates at large as follows: Two to the Fourth district and one each to the northern and southern parts of the state." Senator Marcus Johnson sauntered up to the hotel desk with it. L. Frazer. "Can you give us a room." he asked Col. Dodge. "What for?" asked the colonel, smell ing a small mouse. ••Just a little game," whispered the senator. "Ha, ha," laughed the colonel, "you don't mean that. It's politics that you're up to. Front! Show the gen tleman to 10,0150," W. R. Merriam opened his campaign headquarters in Room 8 of the Mer chants yesterday and was busy showing delegates the road that leads to it. Fred Butler, postmrster of Ada, sauntered about. He volunteered the information that 11. Steenerson would be the Fifth district's candidate for del egate to Chicago and Gil Hartley the delegate at large. Denny llannafin had a group sur rounding him while he told of his new paper to be started midway between St. Paul and Minneapolis. "I shall call it," shouted Denny, "the Twin City Tail Twister." Stopping to take a fresh chew, he added; "You have too many sun-cured politi cal bosses in Minnesota." A Blue Earth county delegate was telling a friend that there was not a McGill man in the delegation to to-days convention, and that particular pains had been taken to snub the governor in that county. L. 11. Prosser said that he was here to boom Col. Edwards, of Spring Valley, for delegate at large to Chicago. Joel Heatwole spent the afternoon taking a bath and changing his linen. His candidacy for delegate at large seemed to be thriving. The new-born independent faction of the party appear to regard him as their favorite, while the McGill men are reported as ready to lay him out. He was in a jolly mood and unconcerned over the result. SPICY PARAGRAPHS. Topics That Interest Republicans and Democrats' Alike. By most of the Republicahsoseeu last night the proposed change in the state central committee was frowned upon. Rumor credited W. 11. Duiiuington, of Redwood, with the movement to have the change made, but elsewhere in the Globe he denies it. There is much dissatisfaction expressed with the pres ent committee, but it is deemed im politic to change it just now. John Tripp, of Northfield, a promi nent tariff reformer there, is talked of as the Third District Democratic dele gate to St. Louis as a companion to E. C. Stringer, whom Dakota county will present. Senator Ilixon said last night that he was a delegate to the convention from the Fifth district who was instructed to demand of the convention that radical tariff reform resolutions De passed. The Second district delegates floored J. E. Brown, of Blue Earth, as a candi date for Chicago. They selected M. N. Leland, of Wells, and Mr. Miller, of Luverne, as their Chicago delegates, Dennis Downs, of the Green Isle Democrat, heads the Sibley county del egation to the Democratic convention, and is an outspoken Ames man. He is red hot on that subject. AT THE HOTELS. Blame Sentiment Above Par, and . Tariff' Reform Clamoring for Recognition. The sentiment of the hotels last night was decidedly Biainish. The Gresham excitement that rose in the afternoon waned as the delegates came in, and by 10 o'clock the Blame men had the floor. The district caucuses were very strong, especially the Second, where a fight was had as to whether the delegation should vote as a unit or on the go-as you-please plan. Wild rumors of every kind were afloat, a great deal of the agitation coming from the tariff reform ers,v.who want radical action taken on that subject to day. About one-half of delegates arrived last night, the balance to come this morning. As to who will be chairman of the convention every body seemed at sea. The name most favorably mentioned was John S. Pills bury. The Merriam and Scheffer work ers were out in full force making hay, but the McGill men were not to be seen nor heard of. The coast was clear of them. SCHEFFER SQUIBLETS. Two Opinions of the Banker's Strength To-Day. D. Aberle, the popular and well known St. Pauiite," of recognized strength in political circles, said em phatically: "I'm for Scheffer, first, last and all the time. He is a good man, and I'm working hard for him. Think he will be nominated easily. No, I don't care to say anything on the presidential question. I'm for the best man." D.W. Hixson, Grant County—Schef fer is gaining strength rapidly, and I think the state will send a Gresham del egation; that Blame will be nominated, but cannot carry Minnesota at the elec tion, j IN THE EMPIRE STATE New York Democrats Meet in Harmonious State Convention. The St. Louis Delegation In structed to Support Cleveland. Blue Earth County Delegates Solid for Dr. Ames. New Youk, May 15.— Demo cratic state convention to choose dele gates to St. Louis was called to order at 12:45 in the Academy of Music and Frederick R. Coudert was chosen tem porary chairman. The building was crowded with prominent Democrats and was handsomely decorated with flags. Gov. David B. Hill's name was first proposed, but he received only five votes. The delegates-at-large finally chosen for submission to the con vention are as follows: Alfred C. Chapin, Brooklyn; Edward Cooper, New York; George C. Raines, Rochester; and Roswell P. Flower, of New York. The selection of the congressional dis trict delegates followed, after which an adjournment was taken till evening. On reassembling. the committee on reso lutions reported the following platform, which was adopted: The representa tives of the Democratic party in the state of New York, assembled for the purpose of selecting delegates who shall make known the Democratic sen timents of the state at the approaching national convention of the party, direct thoughtful attention to the fact that all the pledges and assurances made at the Democratic convention of 1884 have been fully kept and realized. The al legiance and adherence of tin- state Democracy to the principles announced by the convention of Is-;? are hereby again declared, with AX EXPLICIT APPROVAL of the directness affirmed in the last an nual message of the president to con gress, that unnecessary taxation is un just taxation: that taxation for the mere purpose of unfairly benefiting the few at the expense of the many is a perver sion of the national power; that the cor rection of the evils resulting from such a system will best serve the healthful condition of American industry and en terprise, and promote the public wel fare; that a large surplus in the national treasury drawn by vicious taxation from) the channels of trade is a dangerous and' indefensible abuse and that in reducing taxation the interests of American labor should be car fully regarded. The De mocracy of the slate is justly proud of the fact that one of its members was se lected to carry to a successful Issue in the last national campaign the contest for the supremacy of the principles of popular government and for the defeat and destruction of THE FALSE THEORIES and corrupting practices which threat ened the happiness and .velfare of the American people. His wise guidance and administration of public at* tits as chief executive of the nation has ex hibited to the Democracy of the land and to all our citizens the value and the beneficent results of a faithful discbarge of public duty. During his incumbency our system of government has been re stored to tin* honest simplicity im pressed upon it by its founders; in tegrity and ability have been substi tuted for artifice and incapacity in pub lic places; the civil service has been purified, elevated and im proved; economies have been inaugurated; useless offices have been abolishd and business methods have been introduced in the manage ment of government affairs; millions of acres of the public domain have been wrested from the grasp of foreign and domestic speculators and restored to settlers seeking homes; the waste aiid corrupt misuse of funds appropriated for the rebuilding of our navy have been exposed and corrected, and the scandals arising therefrom no longer offend the moral sense of the people; thousands of the names of DESERVING IN ION VETERANS have been added to the pension rolls; the right of every citizen has been main tained at home and abroad: sectional hate has been discouraged and friendly relations among all our people have been promoted. In the light of such achievements, in recognition of faithful public service and to the end that reforms already inaugurated may bo fully completed, and in strict obedience to the mandate of the Democratic ami independent voters of the«Gtate, the del egates selected by this convention are instructed to present to the national Democratic convention the name of Grover Cleveland as their candidate for president of the United States. And said delegates are further instructed to act as a unit in all matters intrusted to their charge, said action to be deter mined by the vote of a majority of said delegates. The platform was unanimously adopted, as was the following resolu tion: Resolved, That the convention ap proves the eminently wise, conservative and honorable administration of Gov. Hill, and Resolved, Thai the administration of Gov. David B. Hill merits and has the hearty respect and consideration of this convention. A resolution was also adopted de nouncing the state electoral reform bill passed by the legislature and now be fore the governor for his signature. Ad journed." BLUE EARTH FOR AMES. The Doctor's Frieuds Have Things Their Own "Way. Special to the Globe. Maxkato, May 15.— While the Re publicans were holding their love feast in the opera house to-day the Democrats of Blue Earth county had a gathering in the council chamber of the city hall for the purpose of choosing delegates to the Democratic state convention at St. Paul Thursday, the 17th instant. It was apparent early in the meeting that Dr. Ames men were in a decided majority, and it was understood that their ticket had lieen made up before Chairman John C. Wise called the assemblage to order. There were sixty-seven delegates pres ent, and an organization was effected with John Diamond as chairman and A. E. Hawes as secretary. Messrs. J. W. Hoerr, John Scheinan, Philip Lamm, David Bowen and Drs. Smith were ap pointed a committee on credentials. Following this action a committee was appointed to select nine delegates to the state convention, and they reported the following names which were agreed to without dissent: Messrs. A. R. Pfau, John Diamond, Henry Robe!, W. V. Davis. Conrad Hagan, A. E. Hawes, J. Flachseuhar, J. W. Hoerr and K. L. Schwartz. Messrs. Wise and Meagher, both of whom are delegates to the con vention, took no pari in the proceedings and from the outset until adjournment, there was but an hour consumed in the session, the Ames men had everything to themselves. Paesident Cleveland's ad ministration was endorsed in the fol lowing resolution, which was unan imously adopted: Resolved, That the wise and efficient administration of President Cleveland commands our admiration and respect, and we, the Democrats of Blue E;/tn county in convention assembled, do heartily endorse his views on the taiiff and all other measures of reform advo cated by him. mm Favor Blame. Omaha, Neb., May 15.— Repub lican state convention assembled at 8 o'clock this eveulug and was engaged up till 10 o'clock in organizing. John M. Thurston, Pat rick Egan, George W. Heist and R. A. .Nerval were elected delegates *to the Chicago convention. They are uniu structed, but favor Blame.