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Wihbtok, Fifth— Wii.a-i am Angldi, T. T. Hudson*. UK Democratic state con vention of yesterday was Full of surprises; of un expected results. It was i day that opened with i clear sky and elemental •aim. The Democracy of Minnesota proved itself ;qual to a great emer arencv yesterday, and raised the party's standard several notches higher than it has ever # been before. The Democratic state conven tion was a brilliant success. It was conducted with remarkable ability and a diplomacy that brought about results that can not fail to command approba tion from the people. Compared with the Republican state convention of the day preceding, it was a body superior to it in brain, business ability, harmony displayed, and the work accomplished. The delegates selected to go to St. Louis and their alternates are repre sentative not only of the party, but of the people Of Minnesota. They will present in the national convention a line appearance. There are orators of note among them who cannot fail when the time conn's to make Minnesota well recognized in the councils of the na tional party. The platform adopted is, if anything, more radical than President Cleveland's message. It indorses him and his ad ministration cordially, and champions tariff reduction with no uncertain voice. The indorsement of Knute Nelson and Congressmen Wilson, Mac Donald and Rice was so unanimous that these gentlemen cannot mistake the felling of the Democracy of the state toward them. It was a convention so satisfactory to the COO odd delegates in its results that it augurs well for party harmony and success this year. FIRST WORK. Calling the Conveaataoaa Together aaad tlae Preliminary Skiraaaish. Shortly after noon yesterday, when the Hon. Michael Doran walked on to the platform of Market hall and as chairman of the. Democratic state cen tral committee called the convention of the state Democracy to order, he ad dressed as fine a looking body of party delegates as has ever assembled in Min nesota, lie stood before a set of men who represented not only the wheel horses of the Democracy, but the young element of the party. It was surprising to everyone Who has attended past Democratic conventions in this state to note in this the large number of young and new faces. The young men were out in force and so well organized that before the day ended they were well recognized. The convention opened with enthusi asm. Mr. Doran was cheered as he went on the platform, and when Dr. Ames entered the applause was deafen ing. The ticket arrangement worked well, living to the delegates the front body of the hall, free from the interference of crowds of spectators. Ramsey's delega tion sat on the right of the stage in the upper corner. Hennepin was on the left front. Blue Earth had the center front. Winona was in the center. Mr. Doran announced that H. R. Wells, of Fillmore, was to have opened the convention, but that he was tempo rarily absent. "It is therefore my duty," said Mr. Doran, "to call this convention to order and to present for temporary chairman, as the selection o. the state central com mittee last night, Eugene Wilson, of Minneapolis. This does not preclude other nominations for chairman if you see tit to make them." At once E. W. Durant, of Washington county, was nominated as temporary chairman. The question being raised N==s *^^ y^ rm^^-^^c 4^ as to how the vote for temporary chair man should be taken, it was decided to have it by roll call of counties-. Frank L. Randall, of Wi nona, and H. Hawk ins, of Carlton coun ty, were made tem porary secretaries. The convention was already excited. it was evident that a test of, strength was to be had be tween the Ames and Doran factions over the temporary chair manship. E. G. Pahl, of Brown county, jumped to his feet and wanted to know "Why the call lor this convention was not based upon the vote for Dr. Ames in ISSC and not upon Cleveland's vote." The gentleman -was ruled out of order by Mr. Doran. The roll call of counties was then commenced on the vote for temporary chairman. When Hennepin was reached the vote was declared to be thirty-three for Durant. Orville Rheinhart, of the Hennepin delegation, got the floor. •'Hennepin does not cast her full vote for Mr. Durant,"' said he. T. Hennepin county's "dele gation when selected was instructed to vote under the unit rule. Mr. Doran— l am sorry to raise the question now, but the central commit tee last night decided that where an individual member of a delegation that was-bound by the unit rule protested against the whole vote of the county being cast, then the individual vote of the county should be taken and recog nized. Mr. Mareck — While we recognize the authority of the central committee, it is a creation of the people, and Hennepin county does not have to go to it to as certain how it shall vote. It has no right to say how we shall vote, when Hennepin has decided nearly as a unit that question. Mr. Rheinehart— is a lie. Mr. Mareck— l do not withdraw my "statement, nor tike notice of this young man. E. G. Pabl— l call the convention's at tention to the fact that the central com mittee has not the right Cries of. "Roll call! 801 l call!" "II c n n e pin's thirty-three votes will *be recorded for Mr. Durant," said Mr. Doran. Eugene Wilson — As far as I am concerned 1 hope the vote of Henne pin will be put' down for Mr. Dv- / rant. ' When Kandiyohi was reached the convention roared with laughter as it announced its vote to be not tor \\ ilson or Durant— but foi Doram. * When the call was finished there was a lull in the excitement. The police men scat tered about the hall braced up and looked as if they saw dan gc r a head. for the spec l a tors were getting more unruly than the del egates. The vote was an il o v n c c d 'midst in tense si lence. No one k n e w outside of the reporters what the re sult was. al though it was surmised: Elaine Wilson 207 E. W. »erant ......!.!!!!!!! 14 ' T0ta1..... How the hall did ring with veils and cheers and cries for Wilson. Hats were thrown in the air, half the delegates got on inei r ieee and stamped until the build ing trembled. The Ames men yelled as loudly as their victori ous opponents, and for a few moments pan demo n i v m reigned. Col. Glenn was so elated that he" rocked chairs. , shook his fists and hollowed until he was hoarse. The first part of the battle was over. THE AFTER WORK. Mr. Durant's Graceful Act to Chairman "Wilson. When the noise began to cease, Mr. Durant rose and, with a bow to the con vention, said: "I congratulate this body on having selected as its chairman one of the most faithful Democrats of Minnesota and a polished gentleman. I move that his election be made unanimous.-'-' And so it was. Then Mr. Durant walked over to the Hennepin county delegation and, taking Mr. Wilson by the arm, led him to the platform and presented him to Mr. Doran, who in turn introduced him to the convention. Mr. Wilson was easy in manner. He talked point edly to the con ve nt ion: "1 thank you foi this compli ment. 1 thank you all the more for that my op nonent is a Democrat, high ly esteemed. The growing Democracy oi this state has but one need. That whoever is selected to represent us at the national convention shall stand shoulder to shoulder. It is ap parent to all that the party is growing very rapidly here. We came so near to carrying the state in the last election with my distinguished townsman [cheers] that there is no reason why Minnesota now should not go into the galaxy of Democratic states. The de mand for President Cleveland's re-elec tion is unanimous, and it has rarely been the case where a presi dent has been so fully indorsed by his party as he has. He" has the re spect of the other party and there is no partisan so violent as to impeach his integrity. His mistakes have been of the head and not the heart. . . One issue we have to thank Grover Cleveland for. He has laid down a line on the tariff question that cannot be straddled upon. A majority of the people favor a radi can reduction of the tariff. For sixteen years the Republican party in its plat forms has demanded it, but that party has not in all that time taken one step to relieve the people of their burdens. It has taxen the tax off of perfumery. It has removed taxes from luxuries and kept them on necessities. It removed the tax from playing cards and keeps 30 per cent on Bibles. The Republican cry is, "Shall we re duce the tax on clothing, steel, iron?" Oh, no! We will give you free whisky in stead." The following committees were ap pointed: Credentials— John Ludwig, H. Con stans, G. A. Dv Toit, James King, L. Kells. Permanent Organization— W. W. Mayo, M. R. Edwards, M. J. JbTynn, M. Wall, James Parrott. Resolutions— M. Hall.P. J.Smalley, A. J. Leach, T. E. Bowen, M. S. Wil kinson, E. C. Stringer, E. A. Childs, A. T. Ankeny, R. L. Gorman, E. M. Wright. W. F. Kelso. The convention then took a recess until 2:30 o'clock. MOB QUICK WORK. How Both Ames and Doran "Were Speedily Elected. The afternoon opened with the atmos phere' surcharged with electricity. Low rumbles of thunder presaged a heavy storm. Occasionally a sharp flash of lightning dispelled the gloom, but the darkness came back, and all aw a i ted the final outburst. The work- be tween the tem porary organi zation and the after- dinner session was in the nature of wire-pulling. While district d c 1 c g at ions were busy se lecting district delegates to St, Louis, the main topic of conversation of thought, was: "Wll it be Ames or Doran?" All interest centered on their conflict, and less momentous subjects were given a back seat. Each side continued to claim a certain victory. Neither would admit that defeat was possible. The Doran men asserted that the vote of the morning on tem porary chairman had settled the matter. The Ames allies denied that an open issue had yet been made. The big delegations— Ramsey. Hen nepin, Steams, Winona, St. Louis, Otter Tail and Blue Earth— closely watched and sounded. "How will they go. "Are they Ames or Doran?" "Will the unit rule work?" I hese ques tions flew from lip to lip |ahd vere answered i i a thousand ■afferent ways. redactions were useless; to sift that great body of men and sty* what was to lie what. The temporary organ ization after some little debate was made perma nent. .Just after that Dr. Ames came in, hat in hand, and took his seal witu a rot:, of applause follow ing him. Then suave and affable Co. Crooks rose and on behalf of Ramsey county of fered the following resolution: Resolved. That we now proceed to elect tour delegates at large, to be voted for together, ami the four receiving" the most voles ant ! a majority of tin , votes cast to be de < dared elected. < Senator Durant immediately presented another resolu tion as an amendment to this, which read: Resolved, That the Democracy of Minnesota, recognizing the faithful ser vices of both the Hon. A. A. Ames and the Hon. Michael Doran. declare that they are the choice* of this convention as two of the delegates at large to the national Democratic convention. It was all done in a second. Amidst commingled cries of "Ames" and "Doran," Senator Durant's resolution passed, and the two gentlemen were chosen. It is probable that half of the convention did not know what had hap pened. Without discord, friction or op position, Dr. Ames and Mr. Doran were selected. Harmony, party unity and all were preserved, and the Republican row seekers thronging the gallery were sadly disappointed. When the cheering had ceased, Judge Barrett, of Ramsey, nominated the Hon. Robert A. Smith, of St. Paul, for a dele gate at large. R. E. Rawson, of Otter Tail, pre sented the name of T. C. Kurtz, of Moorhead, ■ for a similar position. P. H. Rah illy — I move that Messrs. Smith and Kurtz be declared the other two delegates at large. H. R. Wells— l think Southern Minne sota should be recognized. I present the name of John Ludwig, of Winona. M. F. Vought.of Wadena— l nominate Senator A. J. White man as a representa tive of the young Democracy. Henry Kellar— Senator Whiteman is a gentleman of honor and brains. He knows nothing but the Democratic party in politics. [Cheers.] Let Sen ator Whiteman have a chance to explain his position to this convention. R. E. Rawson, of Otter Tail, opposed Mr. Whiteman. He thought St. Louis county should have presented his name, and since it had not, did not see how he could claim any thing of the convention. Henry Kellar — Give Whiteman a chance to speak. Cries of "Yes! yes!" and "No! no!" Chairman Wilson— Don't get excited. Will the convention hear Mr. White man? Henry Kellar— l move he be heard for the benefit of the Democratic party. [Cheers.] • ** Senator Whiteman stood by the re porters' table, and when the convention unanimously voted to hear him, he said: . "I take it for granted that this is not . a question of men but measures, am not here as an advocate of myself. 1 have no personal grievances to air. It is the first time in the history of the state that we have an opportunity to capture the' electoral vote. [Cheers.] The state that gave Blame 40,000 ma jority in 1884, two years later reduces it 37,000. I stand here to-day as the SAINT PAUL, MINN. FRIDAY MORNING, MAY 18, 1888. representative of the young Democracy, —the progressive and independent Democracy, and I have never belonged, to any faction. Harmony is necessary for success. [Cheers.] " With Grover Cleveland [cheers] as our standard bearer we can win the day. I thank you for your attention." Senator Whiteman withdrew his name as a candidate for delegate at large, but Delegate V ought, ;"■,; of Wad en a . would not have it, and Mr. White man received a co in li mentary vote at the end. £'•*■' H. J. Peck nominated T. Bonniwell as a delegate at large— a Democrat •who for thirty years had been loyal to Democratic principles. His allusion tq..« Gen. Hancock brought out applause. ;. Logan Breckenridge, for Olmsted county, seconded John Ludwig's nom ination. C, D. O'Brien, Ramsay county, says in presenting the name of Hon. R.A.- Smith that he is the foremost Democrat of this county. He is a man without spot or stain. A call was made for voting to begin. It was decided that the two candidates receiving the highest number of votes and a majority should be declared elected. The roll call commenced and ended with this result: Robert A. Smith 278. John Laid wig 204 Thomas C. Kurtz 153 W. T. Bonnlwell 63 A. J. Whiieanaia ; 15 Robert A. Smith and John Ludwig CAUCUSING. District Delegates Have Fun All . 7 .to Theaaaselvcs. The district caucuses to select dele-' gates to St. Louis were quite lively. • The First district was unanimous in its choice of two delegates, but the Second had to hold two caucuses before it set tied upon final choices. The Third had four candidates, two of whom— John Tripp, of Rice, ami W. T. Bonniwell, of McLeod— defeated. In the Fourth the choice was unanimous, and the Fifth had very little trouble. At 5 o'clock the districts presented to the convention their selections as follows: First District— W. W. Mayo, D. R. B. Hibbs. Second— R. O. Craig, E. G. Pahl. Third— C. Stringer, J. M. Spicer. Fourth- C. D. O'Brien, P. B. Win ston. William Anglim, T. T. Hud son. ALTERNATES. First— L. M. Gregg. G. W. Turner. Second— A. R. Pfau, W. Borst. Third— Nicolav, 11. Stevens. Fourth— J. M. Markham. H. C. Bull.' Fifth— Henry Kellar, E. M. Wright. . ALTERNATES AT LARGE. For Ames— W. Durant. For Doran — Frank L. Morse. For Smith— William Quinn. For Ludwig— John Adams. THE DOCTOR'S SPEECH. He Treats the Convention to An laateresting Talk. The convention was drawing to a close when, after loud calls for "Ames," repeadedly made, the doctor rose. "Get on the platform," was the cry, and so he left the floor and took the platform with a round of cheers as he made his bow "The question has been raised," he began, "since the election of delegates at large as to what position I stand in. I desire to state that notwithstanding 1 am first on the delegation, and by precedence . chairman. I intend taleave the chairmanship to the delegation. ;• I do not intend to assume any position. 1 propose that from me there shall be nothing in the ranks of the Democratic patty that will cause discord. If neces sary to sacrifice myself to produce har mony I am willing to do so. I have been misrepresented when it was said that 1 came here for discord. I came here for harmony (cheers) and to help carry the party on to success. I only consider that I am going to St. Louis for you. 1 had intended to refuse to go, but through other delegations I have been urged to change my inten tions, and I will go. Mr. Doran and I will go to St. Louis [cheers], and I am ready to go with him and to shake hands, across the bloody chasm. [Tremendous, applause.] Just because Mr. Doran and 1 kicked a little plaster off the ceiling no one must* suppose that we were try ing to foment dissensions. It is not so. We will nominate Cleveland, and Min neapolis this time, 1 promise you, will elect a Democratic city and county ticket and help to elect a state ticket." [Cheers.] While he spoke, on the left and in the center of the hall Mr. Doran was sit ting. When the doctor finished the cries for him; to' speak came fast and* furious. John F. Norrish. sitting in front of him, turned and urged him to get up. He would not move. To all the cries he simply, answered by shak- ■ ing his head. He; .could not be in-' duced to speak*; and at length, the delegates grew tired of calling and stopped. -?: . I DELEGATES. Those Who Participated in the 7* Proceedings of the Day. .The list of delegates present was as follows, Kanabec county being the only one unrepresented: Aitkin— E. Krech, T. R. Foley. Anoka— . Hammons, A. Stimson, F. Coleman. Becker— John Dorsey, J. H. Smith. Beltrami — E. H. Funk. Benton— P. Wilson, J. C. Batty, Joseph Campbell. Big Stone— P. H. O'Hara, Westphal. Blue Earth— A. R. Plan, W. B. Davies, Henry Robel, Jacob Flacnenhar, John Diamond, E. Schwartz, J. W. Hoerr, A. E. Hawes, Conrad Haaagen. Brown— T, E. Bowen. E. G. Pahl, Fred Pfoender, J. C.Rudolph, Charles Berg, Peter Geisehmind. Carlton— H. H. Hawkins. A. Gowan. Carver— G. A. Dv Toit, A. Trurre, H. Men wissen, W. C. Bradenburger, J. P. Gloss, George Faber, Charles Johnson. Cass— Henry Rascot. Chippewa— E. V. Erickson, G. H. Clagett. Chisago L. W. Folsom. D. McCarmack. Clay— C. Kurtz, Charles Klemme, D. C. Smyth, G. G. Neum, H. E. Ralston. Cook County— Thomas Deviue. Cottonwood— W. Gillan, W. L. Besser. - Itaska— C. H. Duggin. T. R. Foley, proxy. Crow Wing— H. Manter, H. C. Stivers, Con O'Brien. Dakota— E. C. Stringer, George Barbaras, James King, J. C. Gerahtv, John McNamara, G. W. Wentworth, W. 11. Gibbons, O. W. Hy land. Dodge— A. J. Leach, 11. J. Roe, M. R. Dres bach. Douglas— F. Solum, George H. Campbell, Iver P. Schei. . Fairbault— M. E. Wilkinson, George Con stans, 11. H. Seger, P. Kramer. Fillmore— Ed Barllett, 11. R. Wells, J. R. Johnson, F. W. Thornbull, J. S. Patton. Freeborn— l). R. P. Ilibbe, Thomas Blackin, Thomas Purcell, R. Fitzgerald. v Goodhue— C. Pierce, O. M. Hall, Peter Nelson, J. C. Michael, J. H. Metz, J. F, Phelps, William Hoyman, Frank A. Carlan. Grant— Charles Carter, Patrick Galvin. ' Hennepin— Mareck, C. A. Hanscom, F. Brueshober, E. J. Conrov, Solon Arm strong, William McArdle. J. W. Griffith, S. A. Marsh, Terreuce Connelly, E. M. Wilson, F. G. Holbrook, A. T. Ankeiay, Frank L. Morse. A. A. Ames. P. B. Winston. C. M. Foote, John H. Stevens, James Smith, G. J. Heinrich. 'Matt Wal*h, Charles Taberman, M. W. Glenn, A. J. Nyrcnberg, J. B. oiaaaan, Orville Rinehart, John Kerr. Matt Bredimus, F. A. Swartz, Ed Burke. Jacob Stoft, James Wiley, William Blaisdell, Alex McNeill. Houston— Yessen, J. C. Kelly. H. C. Foochler, W. H. Harries, P. J. Smalley, Daniel Cameron. Isanti— W. A. Smith. Jackson— C. Hall, J. F. Casey. Kaudivohi— J. M. Spicer, Dennis O'Brien. Kittson— W. F. Kelso, R. R. llodenberg. Lac gui Parle— D. Kelly, W. H. Coons. Le Sueur— M. Doran, T. 11. Sniulleaa, F. W. Kolars, M. R. Everett, John Sheeny, P. D. Smith, S. F. Davis, James Delehanty. Lincoln J. L. Cass, J. L. Tuder. Lyon— C. W. Mann. George Mantel. McLeod-E. A. Child, W. T. Bonniwell, S. P. Brown, O. Schmidt, W. Hendricks, T. Hankinson. Marshall— D. Yerbaanccenr, D. Shook. Martin— ll. W. Sinclair, B. F. Fortou. Meeker— M. J. Flynn, C. L. Hanson, Dr. Newlauds, L. D. Crowe. Mille Lacs— Joe Cordcn. Morrison— Stoll, Charles Graved, R. Brown. Nic Ileineen. G. A. >!. Fortier. Mower— W. Gibson, Peter Johnson, John Frank, G. W. Turner. Murray— Wilson Borst. H. S. Cox. Nicollet— J. Boyd, John McCabe, Jacob Bauer, A. J. Lamberton.' . ' .'.--.'"■"■' Noble— Becker, Tliomaß Johnson. Norman— Thomas Canning, G. L. Thorpe. Olmsted— W. W. Mayo. C. 11. Heffron, C. Van ( lampdeaa. L. W. Brcckeuridge, N. J. Snannon, C. W. Cresap Duell, John B. Kelly, E.M.Preston. -*•:.'"•' Otter Tail— C. L. Baxter, M. Shea. E. P. Pere.ival, W. D. Lowry, E. M. Wright, M, li. litis. P. 0. Noben. Pine— Joseph Kronenberg, 11. J. Cath. Pipestone— A. Stciiler, James Deveraux. Polk— McKintaoi', 3. Fortier, John Pat terson, William Stuart, T. A. Daaiilavn, J. Smith, Charles Langevin, M. E. Kirseh. Pop-;— Thomas W. Brown, Ole Gilbcrtson. Ramsey— Delegates at large. W. P. Mcany, C. D. O'Brien, Edmund Rice, Jr. District, William Hamm, R. T. O'Connor, Fuller, K. L. Gorman. P. T. Kavaaaagh, George J. were de clared elect e d as the other two delegates at large. Th c con ven tion then took a cess of thirty min utes to allow cong re s - sional dele gates to choose their cand i dates for St. Louis, and to alter nates for these dele- ' gates. Mitsch, Jr.. James King, William Barret', Pat Egan, Frank Geis, Pat Conley, George 11. Allen, 4Peter Bott, F. A. Fogg, M. Humane, Lorenzo Hoyt, James Doran, Joseph Minea, William Delaney, Col. William Crooks, Aug aast Xcilsoaa, D. W. Lawler, J. J. Northrop, Nicholas Hardy, Fred Buruand. Redwood— W. P. Christenson, G. W. Vaughn. Renville— P. H. Kirwin. Frank Begel, N. C. White, Thomas E. Bovlaaa. Rice— John S. Tripp, M. Brown, S. L. Crocker. P. J. Morau, Noel Gale. T. J. Dougherty, H. H. Osterbout, 11. M. Babcock. Bock— F. C. Mahoney, H. E. Jeffers. St, Louis— F. L. Ryan, E. 11. Hall, James Farrell, G. W. Davis. Scott— Frank Nicolin, William Henry, H. J. Peck, W. 11. Weibler, P. H. White, J. Coller, Eli Southworth, Thomas Hovorka. Sherburne— U. Chddbourue, Frank Fridley. Sibley— D. Downs. W. H. Leman, D. N. Jones. A. Zimmerman, W. H. Fiinn. Stevens— George M. Geltimau, John Ma giunis, H. Bragg. Swift— L. Clements, Ole Jacobson, Joseph Reinsmith. : Steams—L . Kells, H. Thien, Henry Keller, M. Slattery, H. J. Emmel, J. Ethan, "W. "Marz, J. H. Bold, M. J. Nugent, J. Rengel, Jr., J. D. Sullivan, W. Neumier, H. Hansen. Steele— 3l. J. Toher, J. A. Cutter, G. F. Al bertus, M. B. Pratt, 31. Guthrie. Todd— E. N. Perry, L. M. Davis, A. S. Strauss. Traverse— H. J. Frase, P. J. Hopkins. Wabasha— L. 31. Gregg. F. H. Milligan, M. E. Drury. J. D. McGuire, F. J. Collins E. B. Linnen, John Dilley, N. O. Tef t, C. J. Hau liers, B. S. Rockhotr. S. Phillips. Wadena— C. Voight, M. Kelly. Waseca— C. McKenna, It. O. Craig, M. ». Keelev. D. B. Sparks. * Washington— 8. O'Brien, J. C. O'Gor man. T. C. Kilty. M. 3lalone, Frank C. Ford, E. W. Durant, E. Kreeger, John Rowan. Watonwan— W. K. Holmes, J. J. Thornton. . Wilkin— M. Cowie, W.L. Pitkin. Winona— P. J. Schweitzer, jr. L. Randall, P. Ferten, George Hamilton, John Ludwig, J. Leicht, n. H. Lamberton. K. Metcalf, J. B. Bambluck, P. Bub, W. W. Allen, Theo dore Reuss, C. R. Conway. ■.-Wright— J. C. Nugent, H. C. Bull, J. H. Wendall, William C£uiun, "M. C. OHair, T. G. Mealev, J. Kelly. Yellow Medicine— Bert Winter, C. A. Stoppe. ______' ; : •: A RATTLING PLATFORM.. * .- Tariff Reforaaa. Indorsed an a Radi cal Manner. 7 Hon. 0. M. Hall, of Red Wing, pre sented the platform, which, as it was read,* was cheered at every paragraph. There were no changes made in it ex cept that Senator ',■- Durant had wool added to the free list. The document reads ; The Democrats of Minnesota, in har mony with the Democracy of the Union, declare that the longer continuance of taxes levied for the conduct of a war which ended nearly a quarter century a. o is a needless and unjustifiable bur den upon the people of this country . To the already accumulated $150, --000,000 surplus lying unused and useless in the treasury there is being added under our existing revenue laws an in creasing surplus of §80,000,000 each year. This money is not needed for any legitimate purposes of government; it is withdrawn from circulation; it plays no part .in the business transac tions of the people; it is a constant temptation,- a standing inducement for schemes of plunder and corrupt extrav agance. We demand as a right that the peo ple shall be at * once and forever re lieved from this unnecessary and op pressive burden. Superfluous taxation is tyranny. The time has come for a thorough re vision and a radical reduction of the ex isting revenue taxes. We insist that this work be at once begun and speedily consummated without farther .evasion or delay, and that in the i doing of it the following principles shall be adhered to as the true bases of genuine revenue re form, viz: First— taxation is not a public blessing nor an element of national prosperity. That while sufficient rev enue should at all times be collected for the support ot an economical govern ment in the discharge of its legitimate functions, for the payment of the pub lic debt and liberal pensions to deserv ing veterans of the Union armies: not one dollar of superfluous tax should be imposed for the purpose of enhancing the prices of commodities consumed by the people and as a tribute to the pri vate business of a favored few. Second— That whatever taxation it may be necessary to retain for govern mental purposes should be imposed as far as practicable upon articles of luxury and indulgence which mainly minister to the enjoyment of the rich or the habits of the dissolute. Third— the taxes should be greatly reduced and, when practicable, altogether abolished upon all articles and materials in such general use as to be rightly classed as necessaries for the people, which are essential to their health, comfort and prosperity, which enter into their domestic life, their in dustrial pursuits and their personal hap piness. Fourth— the purchasing power of the products of our labor shall be no longer diminished by a tax upon the things for which we exchange those products; the value of what we sell no longer curtailed by exchanging the cost of what we buy with the proceeds of our sales; that a tax upon imports is in effect a tax upon exports, and that the best Way to render our agricultural and manufacturing industries profitable and prosperous is to increase the purchas ing power of their product in the mar kets of the world by abolishing taxes upon things purchased. Fifth— That our foreign and internal commerce should be increased, and the cost of transportation reduced by re pealing taxes upon the materials which enter into the construction and equip ment of our railways and marine. Sixth— That our manufacturing in dustries should have the benefit of un taxed raw - materials used by them, en abling them to dispose of their surplus products in other markets than our own. Seventh— That the workingmen in those industries should have that steady employment and fair remuneration which can never exist so long as the sale of the products of their labor is confined to the limited demands of an easily overstocked home market. Eighth— That the cunningly compli cated system of specific and ad valorem duties upon the same article whereby the heaviest taxation is imposed upon the cheaper grades, used mainly by our working people, should be wholly abandoned, and the millionaire com pelled to pay at least an equal per cent age of taxation with the poorest laborer. Ninth— that all taxation shall be equal and impartial. That our peo ple shall have free access to the mar kets of the world to buy as well as to sell to the best advantage and upon equal terms with the people of other lands; that our power to produce and ability to purchase shall no longer be confined to a monopolized home market, influenced by combinations and at the mercy of pools and trusts. In conformity with these principles we specify as among the articles which should lie placed upon the free list, salt, coal, wool, lumber, sugar, iron, steel, glass, binding twine material, drugs and medicines, all wearing apparel, car pets, and household goods, tools, imple ments and machinery used in agricul tural and mechanical employments and all raw materials consumed by our man ufactories. This is what we mean by revenue re form. The existing tariff was created and is now maintained by the aggregate self ishness of the particular interests which have so long and bounteously fattened upon its profits originally imposed as a necessary "war measure." It has since been perpetuated, and its enormities concealed by deluding a credulous peo ple with false issues and keeping alive the sectional hatreds engendered by the war. For more than twenty years the bloody shirt has protected "protection" from public scrutiny and popular indig nation. A combination of favored mo nopolists, so powerful and deeply inter ested in. the maintenance of such a sys tem as not to be easily broken. Inch by inch the cause of reform must win us way. We therefore welcome and in dorse the Mills bill, now pending in congress, as the first aggressive step in advance, which deserves the united sup port of all men who honestly favor rev enue reform. While we recognize the growing sen timent for tariff reform among the Re publican voters of Minnesota, we here by call their attention to the recent ut terance of the platform adopted by the last Republican state convention— a platform which makes no demand for a reduction of tariff taxes, but is an out spoken indorsement of a protective tariff. But we respectfully suggest to them that such a reform is not to be ex pected at the hands of men who are beneficiaries of the abuses to be re formed, but can only come from those who are iv hearty sympathy with the reform to be accomplished. While we are not unmindful of the growing interest of the people of Min nesota in this great question, we declare our firm conviction that tariff reduction is not a local issue merely, but one of transcendent national importance, af fecting the prosperity, welfare and hap-, piness of all the people of the whole country. It was made so by the fear less, unequivocal position assumed by President Cleveland in his last annual message. Tariff reform under his leadership is the vital, single issue of the present campaign. With such a cause and under such a leader we can not fail. . THE PLATFORM MAKERS. Short Sketches of Their Politics and Ambitions. The committee on resolutions was composed of men eminently fitted to draw up an excellent platform. Chairman Wilson realized the import- ' ance of adopting a good platform and picked out his men for brain. O. M. Hall, chairman, is a Goodhue county lawyer of prominence, and his steadfast adherence to the Democracy is well known. P. J. Smalley is the editor of the Cal edonia Argus and un enthusiastic Dem- ocrat. Two years ago he was a good Republican, but flopped over without a murmur when he digested the presi dent's message. Thomas E. Bowen is editor of the Sleepy Eye Herald and has a wide reputation as a good Democrat and a "good fellow." He is a state senator and has a large circle of Twenty years ago M. S. Wilkinson, of Faribault, was a Republican senator. Now he is a Democrat and candidate for the nomination for congress from the Second district. His Democratic principles are well known, and his in telligence in proportion. E. C. Stringer, of Dakota county, is a prominent lawyer of Hastings, a shrewd, intelligent man, alive to the is sues ot the day and thoroughly Demo cratic. A. T. Ankeny, of Minneapolis, needs no introduction, as he is a prominent Democratic politician, well known in Minnesota. ' R. L. Gorman, St. Paul, of the board of public works, is also no stranger. His name speaks for him. M. F. Kelso, Kittson county, is a prominent farmer of strict integrity, conscientious in his opinions and a Democrat of old. He is a member of the Farmers' alliance. The other members of the committee, A. J. Leech, of Dodge; E. A. Childs, McLeod and E. M. Wright, of Otter I ail, are also men of ability and sound on the tariff. The platform as printed in another column will speak for its originators, whose names are given above. KIND WORDS. Greetings of a Cordial Nature Sent to Minnesota's Tariff Re formers. It was Col. Crooks who rose toward the close and moved a vote of thanks to Chairman Eugene Wilson for his ability and fairness as presiding officer. Then Col. Stevens moved a vote of thanks arid confidence to Congressmen Wilson, Mac Donald and Rice for their work in the interests of. tariff reform. "Yes, " added W. P. Murray, "and add Knute Nelson's name." Col. Steven — I accept the addition. The reso lution was passed by a ,v nan i mous vote and with consid erable ap plause. The secretar i c s were voted thanks also. It was draw- ing on to G o'clock and the convention's work was done. "I move that we adjourn," said Mr. Murray, and as no one objected adjourn they did without date. REVIEWED IN SKETCHES. Peaacilings of Prominent Men in the Conventioti. Democracy is synonymous with vigor. Vigor characterizes every convention which Democracy stamps with the work of the people. It may vary in quantity and quality, but it is there. It was present at the Market hall convention, and was there in force, the quality varying with the individual taste of the auditor or specta tor. But there was nothing unruly and it was difficult for the most prejudiced opponent to look at that body, of digni fied, conservative men and venture the assertion they were gathered for aught but the good of the party and of the state. It seemed as though each locality had taken pains to select not only its finest workers but its handsomest and most intelligent looking men to represent it in this, the supreme council of the Democratic party. The spectators saw, looking toward the north, the intelli gent, keen face of Senator Whiteman, of Duluth, with the courageous, cleanly built Chief of Police Doran, same city, The pugnacious, ever alert H. E. Raw son, ex-mayor of Fergus Falls, was a fair representative of the far West. The solid form and smiling face of John Ludwig, mayor of Winona; the brawny cranium of Senator Mort S. Wilkinson, or the physiognomy of Henry R. Wells, of Preston; the discerning glance of John F. Meagher, of Mankato, all marked the southern border of the great commonwealth.There was the rap idly grizzling hair and beard that could not disguise the comely features of E. W. Durant, of Stillwater. In the right center of the hall, where the Le Sueur delegation established itself, was the familiar countenance of Michal Doran, one of the Democratic sages, his silvered beard and hair making him conspicuous throughout the hall. Ramsey county occupied an outpost on the right hand front, with C. D. O'Brien, Col. Crooks and Judge Barrett in the van. Directly opposite, as though holding down an opposing point of vantage, was the Hennepin delegates, with Chairman Titus Mareck on the corner, and Mayor Ames just behind him, in full view of the convention. The inteligent and kindly form of E. M. Wilson, was not unmarked in the throng,nor were the familiar faces of A. T. Ankeney and C. M. Foote, or the venerable Col. John H. Stevens. There was Col. Glenn, ir reconsilab 1 c and vindictive, with his sate llite, Orville Rinehart.at his side, both feeling confi dent and happy over conclusions they had reached. So, taking it through out, it was one of the best made up and most represen tative conventions Minnesota ever wit nessed. There was no phase or shade of political thought /HE GLOBE IS TOE 111 ■ IIWA popular medium WANTS gg "Advertise- Vff A N I 0 THE GLOBE WILL Iff ■ II^A put volar wants be- MM II wl I %7 Fore the most peo- ft MMI I D THE GLOBE BEINGS |||lI|TA the most answers |flf fl RJ I V" to "Waaat" adver- WW II 111 I A ttsements. II ill! I V NO. 139. and feeling within the state that waf not represented in that gathering. STRAY POINTS. Minor Items of Interest Picked Up Lost. * The applause of the Ramsey county delegation when Ludwig- was elected, was equal to the yell Winona county gave when Smith's majority was an« nounced. Blue Earth, Brown, Scott and Waton wan counties, where there is a large German element, singularly enough did not vote for John Ludwig for delegate at large. E. G. Pahl, of Brown, made his mart from the start by kicking against ma* chines, the central committee and every thing else but freedom of the ballot. Morton S. Wilkinson's form loomed up like a pine tree on a mountain slope. V\ hen he and Col. Crooks shook hands, two courtiers of the old school met. J. M. Spicer. of Willmar, found time to leave his railroad work and dabble in politics. He is a strong Democrat of th« west end of the Third district. The Blue Earth delegation looked strange without J. C. Wise on it, a.V though Mayor Pfau was conspicuously vigorous in the proceedings. Senator Durant and William Pitt Murray divided the honors on the ques* tion of which displayed the best gen* eralship. & Frank Randall's virgin side-whiskeri were gently fanned by the breezes that floated through the hall. v: , • Sheriff J. C. Nugent, of Wright county, thought the convention mora fun than hard work. C. Tysong Butcher honored the Ram* sey delegation with his Roman form and Grecian wit. Pat Conley kept an expression on hi* face like unto that of Leonidas at Ther mopylae. Ralph Metcalf, of the Winona delega tion, put in some fine work for John Ludwig. Banker J. C. Pierce, of Goodhue, was most clerical-looking person in the con vention. Tom Bowen wore the most piratical and wicked-looking tile in the conven tion. Edttor H. J. Glass, of Carver, was & prominent figure among the delegates^ Sergeant of Police John Cook was busy separating delegates from spectators. John E. Diamond, of Blue Earth, was the heavyweight of that delegation. Secretary Randall would call it ••Milly Lacs" county in reading the roll. Mr. Doran nominated his own alter nate—l rank Morse. The electoral ticket will be nominated at the next convention. There were 1,200 spectators and dele gates present. Hennepin county voted for Smith and Kurtz. -«^fc. THE PUBLIC IS WAITING. Important Developiaaeaats Prom ised iai the Snell Murder Case. Chicago, May 17.— A local paper says: "There are new and important developments in the Snell murde r case This is on the authority of A. J. Stone who says that in a short time the public will be enlightened and all the mystery surrounding the crime cleared away. Tascott is found. That is to say he has never been lost. People who have been at a loss to account for the ability of a comparatively inexperienced boy with out means or many friends to evade the police for three months with the skill of a practical crook who has ample money and friends at command may be assured that W. B. Tascott had no such ability and has done nothing of the kind. The least adroit of the three or four who participated in the crime, he was quickly apprehended, and promptly sequestered for the good of the cause, it being shouted from the housetops, meanwhile, that he was the man, and the only man wanted. This, was the clever, though somewhat hack* neyed scheme put into operation by Capt. Bon field and Mr. Stone for the purpose of relieving the .accomplices ol anxiety on their account. "Young Tascott was no good on earth," said the paper's informant, who is supposed to be on the inside, "and deserves to be punished on general principles, but he did not fire the shot that killed old man Snell. He hadn't the nerve to attempt a burglary like that perpetrated in Snell's house the night of the murder. He was a mere boy, and is valuable to the officers more for what he knows than what he did." "Then you think Tascott is really not the man they are looking for." "lam sure he is not. In the first place they know where he is, and have known all along, and in the second place there is much larger game to be bagged. Tascott is a cat's-paw." m MARINE. POUT OF ASHLAND. Special to the Globe. Ashland, Wis,, May 17. — Arrived: Steamei City of Duluth, to load lumber; steamer Ohio, coal; steamer nurd, merchandise. Cleared: Fayette Brown, ore, for Cleveland. tout op nuLUTn. Special to the Globe. Duluth, Minn., May 17.— Arrivals: Pro peller Japan, Buffalo, merchandise; pro peller Montana, Buffalo, merchandise; pro peller James Fisk, Toledo, merchandise; propeller Smith Moore, Lorain. 1,500 tons of coal; propeller Napatt, Buffalo, 1,400 tons of coal; propeller Colorado, Sarnia, merchandise; propeller H. A. Tuttle, Cleve land, 1,600 tons "of freight; propeller Em pire State, Bnffalo, merchandise. Depart ures: Propeller Australasia, Buffalo, 76,000 bushels of wheat; propeller "Nyack, Buffalo, 9,000 bushels of flour, 625 sacks of copper; propeller George T. Hope, Buffalo, 70,000 bushels of wheat; propeller Roumania, Buf falo, 65,000 bushels of wheat; propeller Iron ' Chief, Buffalo, 45,250 bushels of wheat; propeller Iron Duke, Buffalo, 45.000 bushels of wheat; schooner George, Buffalo, 48,000 bushels of wheat; schooner Iron State, Buf falo, 56,000 bushels of wheat; schooner Iron Orff, Buffalo, 45.000 bushels of wheat Tobacco Killed by Frost. Knoxville, Term., May 17.—Infor mation comes from the tobacco growing counties of Western North Carolina that two-thirds or more of the young plants were killed by recent frosts, Vegetables and wheat were greatly damaged at numerous points in the mountains. The mercury went below 30 and in one instance 25 degrees above. **' ■ Wanted a Pension. Special to the Globe. Mooriiead, Minn., May 17.— Alice Johnson, living near Fergus Falls, was brought here to-day in charge of United States Deputy Marshal J. A. Campbell and taken before United States Commissioner Tillotson for hear ing on the charge of making false affi davit for a pension claim. F. O. Ward, a neighbor and tenant of Mrs. Johnson, is the complaining witness. She claims it is a case of malicious prosecution. After examining several witnesses hear ing was continued until June 15 to allow time to secure more witnesses. Wedded at Wiuona. Special to the Globe. Wixoxa, Minn., May 17.— The wed ding of W. J. Edgar, of St. Paul, and Miss Nettie B. Grant, took place at the residence of E. A. Bradley this after noon. Rev. T. F. Allen, of the Olive Branch church, \ performed the cere mony. Mr. and Mrs. Edgar went. to . Chicago on a brief wedding trip, and will make St. Paul their home.