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Gone are the days when a
business was built up,
Left to itself with no stimu
lating 'ad,'
Often the merchant will wish
for better luck,
But just the same his trade
will continue very bad.
E'en will his countenance be
weary, too, and sad.
Nominate Blame, Says George
William Curtis, and Ac
cept Defeat.
Cleveland Strong 1 With the
People, and Gresham a
Popular Favorite.
Chicago Republicans Will Not
Have Jim, Since Gresh
am Is Out.
The Bostonese Certain That
Blame Will Accept and
Win the Fight.
His Friends in Congress Make
No Bones of His In
Sherman and Foraker Em
brace and Rope In Ben
New York, May George William I
Curtis, when asked what he thought the |
Republican convention would do, said it |
would nominate Blame, whose letter I
from Florence "did not say he would i
decline another nomination. If he I
wanted to say that," said Mr. Curtis, "1 j
think be has enough command of the j
English language to do so in a way that j
would not be misunderstood."
"Would Blame be a strong candi
"Oh, yes," replied Mr. Curtis. "He
Is probably the most popular man in the
United States to-day, though, of course,
popularity alone will not make a man
president. He inspires great enthusi
asm among his followers, and would, I
think, poll the regulation Republican
vote, though there are many Repub
licans who would vote for him with re
luctance. If Mr. Blame runs this year i
again for president, Mr. Cleveland, in j
my judgment, will beat him more de
cisively than he did before."
"What of the other Republican can
didates, Sherman, Gresham, Depew?"
• "Next to Mr. Blame," was the reply,
"the most serious candidate is Judge
Gresham, who represents the very op
posite sentiment and tendency in the
Republican party to that of the Blame
faction. In every large organization
like a political party there are usually
two divergent movements or elements,
and such there are in the Republican
party. Mr. Blame and certain moneyed
men and corporations that want him
elected represent the boys, the shouters.
Judge Gresham represents what the
Blame papers call sarcastically "the bet
ter element,' that is. the sober, com- !
mon-sense, conservative Republicans.
He would make an admirable candidate,
but 1 hardly think the Republican
party has the courage to cast aside Mr.
Blame and Blaineism, which it would
have to do if it nominated Judge Gresh
Mr. Curtis could not see much in the
Depew boom, and thought all the favor
ite son movements attempts to create
the impression that there was a hot
fight going on for the nomination, when,
as a matter of fact, the thing was
practically cut and dried beforehand.
"Do you think there is any Republi
can who could beat Cleveland this
year?" he asked.
"No," said Mr. Curtis after a mo
ment's deliberation. "Speaking solely
as an observer and without regard to
my own feelings, I don't think the Re
publicans have any candidate who
could notably defeat Mr. Cleveland. 1
may have my own opinion as to whom
they ought to nominate for the welfare
of the party, but It is easy for a news
paper man to look at things as they
are, and 1 am disposed to think, what
ever 1 may wish, that Mr. Cleveland
could defeat any man the Republicans
might nominate."
"You think, then, that Blame will be
put up and beaten?"
"Then what?"
"Then the Republican party will dis
integrate and be reorganized. There is
nothing else for it to do. It must be
purged of Blame and Blaineism."
Blame "Will Have to Give His
Friends a Sure Pointer.
Washington, May 23.— prominent
Republican senator, whose activity for
Mr. Blame in the last convention made
him conspicuous as a Blame leader,
says that Mr. Blame lias been fully ad
vised of all the schemes to force his
"He has been," said the senator, "ad
monished by those who are friendly to
him that it is a grave injustice to all
concerned if, in the face of these ad
vices, he does not come out squarely
and say that he thinks it would be for
the best interest of the party for him
not to again be a candidate for the pres
idency, an 1 that, under the circum
stances, he should hold his opinion su
perior to that of the convention, and
say in advance of its meeting that he is
not an aspirant and would not accept if
nominated. If he does not do this very
soon, in the face of the exact situation
and intended plan to force his nomina
tion, as he is fully and freely advised,
we will accept his silence as acquies
cence in the plan and go along with the
"I have reasons," added the senator,
"to believe that in due time Mr. Blame
will find it necessary to acknowledge
that he would not accept and leave us
free to boom some other good Republi
He and McKinley, of Ohio, Pro
posed lor Presiding Officers at
Washington, May 23.— Some of the
Republican politicians here are talking
of Senator Hoar, of Massachusetts, for
president of the national convention at
Chicago, and Mr. Hoar is said to be so
delighted with the suggestion that he is
doing what he can to help it on. He
was president of the convention of 1880,
and was eminently satisfactory to both
the ('rant and Blame factions. It is
probable that if he desires the place he
can get the Massachusetts delegation to
support him.
He holds views on the Chinese ques
tion, however, which, if they were
dragged into his speech, would utterly
destroy the chances of Republican suc
cess on the Pacific slope. He would
have to be labored with on this matter
if he should be selected.
Some of the more progressive Re
publicans also would, probably, oppose
him on the ground that his speech would
be essentially reactionary and would
flaunt the bloody shirt to the subordina
tion of present issues. Some of the
gentlemen say that Maj. McKinley, of
Ohio,, would make a model presiding
officer. He was in the chair for a mo
ment at the last convention while the
weak-voiced Henderson, of Missouri,
was recuperating, and attracted ■ the ad
miration of everybody by his business
like methods.
They Are Revived by Unshaken-
Hand Foraker and Wily Harri
Washington, May . 23.— Whatever
may have been attributed to the unwise
or unskilled generalship of William
Lawrence, of Bellefontaine, in the
earlier stages of the Sherman canvass,
he has now been re-established as the
directing head. For two days Lawrence
has made his home at Sherman's house.
To-night he left for New York on a con
fidential mission. From what I could
gather from him by indirection the
effort of Sherman's friends will now be
to chill the growing boom of Gresham.
Its expansion has been despairing to
the Sherman forces, and they openly
charge that some of Blame's lieutenants
are behind it— not with an honest pur
pose, but to distract the followers of the
Ohio candidate. This view comes from
the Sherman lines. What, however, I
believe, is that Sherman and Ben Har
rison have united their inter-con
tingent for an offensive alliance against
Gresham. Harrison is to turn his
forces to Sherman rather than Gresham
should succeed, and Sherman to Har
rison to intercept such an alternative.
The ridiculous feature of such a combi
nation is that neither can command his
own following. Mr. Sherman has but
little support upon which he can posi
tively rely to follow his personal dic
tates. Take away from him the Indiana
machine and the boom vanishes.
With some sense of relief John Sher
man lias read Foraker's Virginia cor
respondence. Letters had reached him
that Ohio's governor had openly be
trayed disloyalty in an attempt to inter
cept Sherman's support in the Old Do
minion. Coming to the Ohio candidate
in an intensified and magnified form,
little wonder is it that it gave him pain.
While the publication of the corre
spondence at Foraker's suggestion acts
as a sedative, still the query is, why the
necessity for such an exchange of
views? It certainly does not smack of
an intense desire to aid the Ohio sen
ator's ambitions. Foraker might as well
know it is not. Sherman does not have
faith in him, but he can not afford to
discredit him or haye an open rupture
with him.
The Sherman men, who have had a
sort of informal conference here within
the last few days, do not think there has
been any change in the situation which
should bring Blame to the front again.
They have been convinced, however,
that some of Blame's "fool friends," as
they call them, without his sanction in
any degree, are hard at work to bring
about his nomination, They claim to
have been advised only a day or two
ago of the work of a Blame missionary
sent out by Piatt and Elkins, who has
just completed a tour through fifteen
states, ostensibly as a correspondent of
a Philadelphia paper, but with the real
purpose of passing the word to all of
the old Blame crowd and as many of
the delegates-elect as can be trusted
with the secret, not to commit them
selves to other candidates.
The Sherman managers are also ad
vised in detail of a scheme to stampede
the convention, Alabama leading off
with a few votes for Blame, Arkansas a
few more, and so on until Pennsylvania
throws her solid vote for him and the
nomination shall be effected with a gen
eral hurrah, and without second ballet.
Ex-Gov. Foster, who is a sort of chief
engineer of the Sherman movement,
was asked whether he had heard of
these things and admitted that he had.
but he knew nothing as to the truth of
"1 believe," he "that Mr ..Blaine's
withdrawal was made in perfect good
faith, and that if any such scheme is
being worked it is without his knowl
edge or consent. Sherman is gaining
every day with Republicans who do
their own thinking, and I expect to see
him nominated, and if nominated
elected. There is more noise than any
thing else in the Gresham movement.
Only one state has instructed for him,
and tiiat is not his own.
Re-Iteration of the Man Prom
Maine's Intentions.
Washington, May 23.—Representa
tive Boutclle, of Maine, an intimate
personal friend of Mr. Blame, says:
"I can discover no new phase in the
question. 1 think Mr. Blame's original
letter has been very generally miscon
strued. It has been looked upon as
though there was something mysterious
about it— as though it contained a hidden
meaning. In point of fact, the writing
of that letter was the most natural
thing in the world for a man constituted
as Mr. Blame is. He had been once
nominated, had made a magnificent
fight, and victory had been barely
snatched from his grasp. As a sort of
right, earned by his efforts to carry the
party to success, as a legacy of the last
battle, many of his old adherents would
regard the nomination as his. This Mr.
Blame has keenly felt. He has realized
that the party might thus be hampered
in its free choice of the man who should
prove the strongest possible candidate.
"For this reason he wrote the letter
which created such a stir a few months
ago. In it Mr. Blame simply signified
his intention of withdrawing from an
active candidacy, and of resigning any
possible claim that he might have upon
the party. He does not say that under
no circumstances will he accept the
nomination, and I am confident that
when it is offered to him, as it will be,
he will not decline it. It is something
which no man can decline if he pos
sesses the health and strength neces;
sary to the discharge of the grave re
sponsibilities the great office entails. I
think Mr. Blame will be nominated,
and that he will accept, but I do not be
lieve he desires the office. There was a
time when it was the height of his am
bition, but since then a great change
has come over the face of things. An
administration of four years immedi
ately following Arthur would have been
an entirely different thing from a term
following Graver Cleveland. A Repub
lican president who shall take up the
reins of government next March will
find that he has assumed responsibili
ties that could never have followed any
Republican administration. The per
sonnel of the whole public service has
been changed, and the complications
and annoyances arising from this state
of affairs would be grave enough to con
template. Anyone might well shrink
from them."
Representative Dingley, of Maine,
another close friend of Mr. Blame, said:
"Mr. Blame's letter stating that his
name would not be presented to the
convention was perfectly sincere. He
desired that any question as to his per
sonal wishes should be eliminated from
the problem that would face the Re
publican party. lam not in a position
to state what he will do if the nomina
tion is unanimously tendered him, hut
I do not see what he can do but accept.
A very significant feature about the
Blame movement is the fact that all the
country over it is in the hands, not of
the politicians, not of the professional
wire-pullers and machine men, but of
the people, the common people, who
will do the p voting when election day
arrives. Any one can see that the rank
and file of the Republican party is for
Blame, and I cannot 'imagine him as
declining to listen to such a call."
Representative Dorsey, of Nebraska,
who has but recently returned from his
district, says the Republicans of his
state are enthusiastic for Blame. The
mention of his name in a district con
vention aroused a perfect tumult of
cheers. Hats were thrown in the air
and every demonstration of loyalty to '
the plumed knight followed." "In Ne
braska," says Mr. Dorsey, "it is all
Gresham First, Cullom Second,
and Blame a Poor Last.
Chicago, May 23.— 1f the alleged
scheme to stampede the convention for
Blame is really worked, it will get little
help from Illinois Republicans. The
feeling among them is that Mr. Blame
really does not want to be a candidate;
that the men who are insisting that he
should be nominated willy-nilly are not
the best friends of the party, and that
Gresham is the man who can unite the
Republicans and carry the country.
So far as other candidates are con
cerned, there is no talk of them among
men whose opinion is entitled to weight.
If Gresham cannot be nominated the
Illinois men will probably bring out
Cullom, but will not be for Blame un
less the whole country demands him.
Since the appe;— slice of the Florence
letter and Mr. Crawford's former inter
view no Republican of prominence has
questioned that Mr. Blame was really
out of the race. He has been almost
lost sight of as a candidate. Probably
this will be hard to understand in the
East, where the strength and earnest
ness of the Gresham boom in this part
of the West is hardly realized. But it
is true none the less.
John B. Drake thought Mr. Blame's
letter of withdrawal was sincere and
snould not be questioned. It was the
duty of the convention to nominate some
one else. There would be no difficulty
about coming to an. agreement on a good
Aid. Harris believed there could be no
doubt that Mr. Blame was entirely out
of the field, and he was inclined to think
the Republican prospects were better
without him.
"1 do not see how the situation is
changed," said S. C. Raymond. "Mr.
Blame says he will not be a candidate
and sticks to it. I think he means it.
It is hardly fair to question his sincerity.
The convention will have to nominate
some one else."
Attorney Elliott said he was formerly
a Blame man, but was now for Gresham.
He could hardly believe that any serious
attempt would be -made to nominate
Mr. Blame against his expressed and
evidently sincere wishes.
M. 11. Fai well said : "I was always a
Blame man", but I think his decision not
to be a candidate is final and should be
Many others spoke in the same vein.
In. fact it was impossible to find a Re
publican to-night who would admit that
lie doubted Mr. Blame's sincerity or
that he thought it likely an attempt
would be made to nominate him. The
talk was all Gresham.
His Friends Think He Will Accept
Without D:»ubt.
Boston*, May 23.— Those who said j
when they read the Florence interview
that Mr. Blame was sincere without a
doubt, find that opinion difficult to
reconcile with his refusal in this latest
interview to say whether he would or
would not accept the nomination for
"Like Caesar, 'thrice hath he been of
fered the kingly crown,' " said a gentle
man, "and thrice hath he refused it.'
However, he won't refuse the call of
the convention, mark my words."
Those whose admiration for 'him is not
extensive are saying, "Just like
Blaine— dodging again."
"Of course Blame will accept," said a
Parker house politician, "but he isn't
going to say so unless the Chicago con
vention goes down on its knees to him.
Blame was sincere enough in withdraw
ing, but if the party must have him lie
must run and that is all there is to it.
However, lam glad to know that Mr.
Blame is in good health."
Jesse M. Gove, the original Blame
man of '84, now chairman of the Repub
lican ward (eightj city committee, said:
"Certainly any communication or in
formation yet received from Mr. Blame
would not convey the impression that
he will refuse to accept the nomination.
On the contrary, his course has been a
very politic one in remaining abroad, he
has repeatedly said he wanted to have
nothing to do with politics at present."
"Is there any doubt about Mr. Blame
receiving the nomination at Chicago?"
"Without a doubt the convention will
go for Blame, but in this instance the
party will go to the man and not the
man to the party as heretofore. I am
glad Mr. Blame is away from home, be
cause if he were here he would be al
most crazy from being interviewed. The
contents of the Crawford letter was
known a year before to Mr. Blame's in
timates, to whom he had repeatedly
stated he did not want the nomination."
"If Mr. Blame was nominated do you
think he would accept?"
"No man is above his own country,
and when a party calls a candidate to
serve it is his duty to accept."
"What are the chances of Mr. Blame's
"Four years ago it was worth a man's
life to be an ardent Blame man. To
day you will find his friends every
where. The Republican party will not
depend at all upon the Mugwump vote,
which is very unreliable, and free trade
at that. The strongest support will
come from the Democratic ranks, and
will be something grand. I feel confi
dent that Blame will receive the nomi
nation, that he will accept and be
elected without a doubt."
Special to the Globe.
DULUTir, May 23.— The strike at the
Herald office still continues. The ed
itors and reporters are doing the com
position and are issuing a creditable
Ransom Call, for two years janitor of
St. Louis county court, dropped dead of
heart disease this afternoon. Mamie
Black died of diphtheria to-day, the sec
ond from the same family to die in three
Dakota Bankers.
Special to the Globe. .
Reijfiei.d, Dak., May 23.— an
nual meeting of the Dakota Bankers'
association convenes here this evening
and will continue" through to-morrow.
Prominent bankers, about seventy-five
in all, are here from different parts of
the territory. F. A. Dawes, of the Spink
County bank, will deliver the address of
welcome at Odd Fellows' hall this even
ing. Maj. Edwards, of Fargo, came in
with the delegation from that town. ■
Pennsylvania Democrats In
dorse Cleveland and -£#'
Tariff Reform,
Thereby Giving" Randall and
His Protection Policy the
Cold Shoulder,
Ex-Gov. Palmer Nominated
for Governor by Illinois
Michigan Republicans Drop
Blame and Will Look
Harrisburg, Pa., May 23.—
Democratic state convention to elect
four delegates- to the national
convention to ratify the nomination of
two delegates to the national convention
from each congressional district, and to
nominate two electors-at-large and
twenty-eight district electors, and a
candidate for supreme judge, met in the
opera house at 10:30 a. m. Chairman
Kisner, of the state committee, called
the convention. There was every indi
cation at the opening of the convention
that the proceedings would be rather
tame in comparison with recent meet
ings of the state Democracy, the retire
ment this morning of ex-Congressman
Speer from the contest for delegate at
large, to accept a place at the head of
the electoral ticket having smoothed the
way for Congressman Scott's programme
to send himself, ex-Congressman Boyle,
ex-Attorney General Lewis Cassidy and
ex-Congressman Mutchler, at the head
of the delegation to St. Louis. Upon
the completion of the call of the roll,
Mr. McQuestion, of Butler county, nom
inated William U. Ilensel, of Lancaster,
f ltemporary chairman, and Mr. Hensel
was elected by acclamation. Upon tak
ing the chair Mr. Hensel spoke briefly of
the prospects of the Democratic party
alter which the secretaries and other
subordinate officers of the temporary j
organization were made permanent offi
cers of the convention. On motion of j
Mr. Patterson (Philadelphia) the con
vention proceeded in the usual manner
to select committees on contested seats,
on resolutions and on permanent organ
ization. The convention then took a;
recess until 2 o'clock. It was 2:35 be- I
fore the convention was called to order, j
lion. William A. Wallace was made :
permanent president of the convention/ j
and on taking the platform delivered a j
lengthy address. . At the conclusion of
Mr. Wallace's address the platform was
presented by the committee on resolu- j
tions. •
The Democratic party of Pennsyl
vania, by its representatives in conven- 5
tion assembled, declares that revision of •
the tariff laws is necessary, with a view
to tlieii simplification, the correction of I
their incongruities and inequalities, the** :
regulation of duties in such manner as !
will put American industry on a firm
and permanent basis, covering the dif
ference between wages in this country
and in foreign countries, the abloition
of taxes on raw materials for manu
factures and the relief of the people
from useless and onerous taxes and
from extortion by trusts and monopolies
controlling the prices of the com
mon necessaries of life. That
to this end, and that la
bor may be the more ef
fectually protected in the enjoyments
of its earnings, and in steadiness and
continuity of employment, we give our
most hearty and emphatic indorsement
to the recommendations of President
Cleveland's last annual messatet j con
gress, and as in line with the principles
laid down in that message, we recom
mend to congress the prompt adoption
of the revenue bill reported from the
committee on ways and means, and urge
the Democratic representatives in con
gress from this state to give it their
earnest £$*toJ
That the public lauds are the heritage
of the people and must be reserved tor
actual settlement by citizens of the
United States; that no further grants
should be made to aliens on any ac
count whatsoever, and that the policy
of the Republican party, which has
permitted the acquisition of title to
vast areas by foreigners, as well as
fraudulent entries for speculative pur
poses, deserves the severest condemna
tion; and that the courage and fidelity
of the Democratic national adminis
tration in restoring to the pub
lic domain many millions of acres of
land, forfeited under the terms of grants
made by congress, merit the approval
and gratitude of the people. That the
surplus in the federal treasury should
be applied to the reduction of the prin
cipal and interest of the public debt;
that the express authority should be
given to the president by congress to .
purchase United States bonds in ad
vance of their maturity, until such sur
plus shall have been exhausted and that
all schemes to
DEPLETE THE TREASI*RY * ■-.-' 7 7' ]
by which private interests rather than
the public good would be subserved,
and which are pressed upon congress by
lobbyists, who are to receive a large
share of appropriations to be made in
pursuance of such schemes, are to be
deprecated and condemned as erroneous
in principle and corrupting in tendency.
The delegation this day chosen to repre
sent the Democratic party of Pennsyl
vania in the Democratic national con
vention called to meet at St. Louis June
5 is hereby instructed to
for the renomination of the president.
That the large annual appropriations
for pensions, now exceeding the • entire
cost of the federal government before
the Civil war, are due to the fact that a
Democratic congress passed the arrear
ages of pension bill; that the pensions
paid under the present Democratic ad
ministration almost double in amount
those paid under Republican adminis
tration, and that the Democratic party
favors a just and proper pension act
which shall do ample justice to all de
serving volunteer soldiers and sailors of
the United States now living, and to
the widows and orphans of such as have
died from causes traceable to their ser
vice under the flag of their coun
try. That we denounce the preva
lent abuse of corporate power,and form
ation and operation of trusts, combina
tions and monopolies, all- of which
interfere with, and limit the natural
aud inalienable rights of the individual,
and we pledge ourselves to secure i
remedies and to apply the same with :
due regard for all interests of the '
community. Other planks refer to :
state matters, and condemn th& Re- j
publican state administration for acts; ■
of omission and commission.
Mr. Evans, chairman of the com-' -
mittee on resolutions, moved the I
adoption of the platform, and on that '
moved the previous question. Mr. .
Sanders endeavored to present = a
minority report, but the chair ruled
him out of order, and the platform was
adopted. The convention then made
the following selections: Presidential
electors-at-large, ex-Congressma JSpear
and A. C. Keating, of Pittsburg.
Delogates-at-large to St. Louis— C.
Cassidy, of Philadelphia; Charles F.
Boyle, of Washington county; William
I. Mutchler, of Northampton, and Will
iam L. Scott, of Erie. The convention
then proceeded to choose a candidate for
supreme judge, and after several names
had been presented and withdrawn,
Judge J. B. McCallom, of Susquehanna
county, was nominated by acclamation.
The state committee was authorized
to name a candidate to be voted for
next fall as successor to the late Auditor
General A. Wilon Norris. The conven
tion then nominated a complete list of
district electors and district delegates
to the national convention and ad
The Gallant Ex-Governor Nomi
nated by Illinois Democrats.
Springfield, 111., May 23.—
Democratic state convention was called
to order at 12:30 o'clock. William R.
Morrison, W. G. Goudy, J. E. Ewing
and N. E. Worthington were elected
delegates at large to the St. Louis con
vention. The committee on resolutions
then presented the platform which was
unanimously adopted. It indorses
President Cleveland's administration,
and expresses admiration for his recent
message to congress upon tariff revis
ion; calls upon congress to
mate provision for the construc
tion of national waterways between
the lakes and the Mississippi
river and requests the national conven
tion to make this question a part of its
declarations and platform; opposes the
holding of lands in the United States by
non-resident foreigners; favors govern
mental inquiry into the cause of the
present disturbed condition of the in
dustrial world and denounces legisla
tion restricting immigration. A resolu
tion was also adopted thanking the
president for the honor conferred"upon
Illinois by the selection of Melville W.
Fuller as chief justice of the supreme
court of the United States. The
first ballot • for governor re
sulted: Ex-Gov. John M. Palmer, 507;
ex-Land Commissioner Sparks, 210;
Judge Saley and Assistant Postmaster
General Stevenson 1 each. Gov. Palm
er's nomination was made unanimous.
Andrew J. Bell was nominated for
lieutenant governor by acclamation. The
remainder of the ticket is as follows:
Auditor, Andrew Welch; treasurer,
Charles H. Walker; attorney general,
Jacob R. Creighton ; secretary of state,
Douglas Recks. After the official an
nouncement of the nominations, Gov.
Palmer thanked the convention for the
honor conferred upon him, and the con
vention at t>:2o p. m. adjourned.
Michigan Republicans Take Him
at His Word and Will Look
Elsewhere. ,
New York, May 23.— activity of
political forces here increases as the
time for the assembling of the national
conventions approaches. One of the
.latest arrivals is Hon.. Roswell G. Horr,
of Michigan, who talked to the inter
viewer as follows; '". " V .
. "The Republican party," he said yes
terday, '.'was never in better trim for an
aggressive and successful campaign
than they are to-day throughout the en
tire North. Unless we commit some
egregious blunder at Chicago, we will
name the next president at that conven
'•How about Blame? I thought you
Michigan men had always been for
"So we have been, and so we would
be now were 'he in the fight. But Mr.
Blame's friends in Michigan believe in
him, and when he declined to be a can
didate, and advised the election of some
other man, we took him at his word,
and at once commenced to look about
for a good candidate. Other states
have done the same. Not a single man
has been mentioned in opposition to Mr.
Blame, but every one in compliance
with his advice. He could have had the
nomination almost by acclamation.
He knew that very well, and knowing it
he withdrew. Has any one ever had
one syllable from him, intimating
that he has changed his mind? That he
does not desire the : nomination is very
clear from his letter. It is also very
clear that he thinks the wise thing for
tin; Republicans to do is to select some
one else. I believe a majority of the
delegates will follow his advice. lam
very sure I shall. It seems to me best
that we should name some man who is
confident of success and who himself
has faith in the wisdom of the selection.
Of course, if any one of Mr. Blame's
friends shall appear in the conventiin
authorized to state that Mr. Blame will
accept any kind of a nomination that will
change the situation. Until that is done,
it seems to me, no true friend of Mr.
Blame will name him in that conven- .
tion. To vote for him is to name him
just as much as to formally 'nominate
him. His letter is not a mere play upon
words. It is the honest statement of a
great leader, who has at heart the suc
cess of his party, and who laid aside all
personal ambition and deliberately
marked out the course which seemed to
him most surely to lead to success. 1
shall be very much surprised if the
delegates to that convention do not
make an honest effort to follow his ad
vice and select some good Republican
whom we can all join with Mr. Blame
in giving a hearty telling support."
Wisconsin Prohibitionists.
Special to the Globe.
Madison, Wis.. May 23.— C01d water
was the popular beverage to-day. The
state Prohibition convention to nomi
nate a state ticket and elect delegates
to the national canvention met in the I
capitol at noon. Everything was har
monious and enthusiastic until it came
to the question of woman's suffrage.and
then there was a hitch. The women
delegates were strong in their demands
for a delegation in favor of their pet
hobby, and a rousing woman's suffrage
plank in the platform. The conserva
tives wanted to go slow, and finally the
convention adjourned until to-morrow
without doing anything more than elect
ing four delegates at large. The follow
ing were chosen: I.C. Richmond and
S. D. Hastings, of Madison, and E. G.
Durant, of Racine, and Mrs. Amy Kell
ogg Morse, of Durand.
Dockery for Governor.
Raleigh, N. C, May 23.— The Re
publican state convention met here to
day and, while the committee' on cre
dentials was considering its report,
listened to speeches by prominent Re
publicans and cheered each mention of
Mr. Blame's name. The convention
.was finally organized this evening by
the choice of James F. Boyd, of Greens
boro, as permanent chairman. Hon. H.
O. Dockery, of Richmond, was nomi
nated for goveruer by acclamation; J.
C.-;Pritchard, of Madison county, tor
lieutenant governor, and George W. ;
Stanton, of Wilson, for secretary of
The Mills Bill Indorsed. '
V Jackson, Miss., May 23.— The state
Democratic convention was held to-day.
D. P. Porter, chairman of the executive
committee,' called the meeting to order."'
Ex-Governor J. M. Stone was made per
manent chairman. After the prelimi
naries, a resolution by. ex-Congressman
Barksdale indorsing President Cleve
land's administration was unanimously
adopted. A resolution was also
adopted strongly indorsing the Mills
tariff bill. The delegates at large are
W. 11. Sims, R. H. Taylor, W. T. Mar
tin and E. B.Calhoun.
- Gibson Renominated.
Baton Rouge, La., May 23.—
legislature was in joint session to-day
and declared Gen. R. L. Gibson the
choice of the general assembly to suc
ceed himself as United States senator.
The legislative Democratic caucus on
the fifteenth ballot voted as follows for '
junior United States senator: White,
49: Eustis, 39; Jonas, 29. Adjourned
till to-morrow evening. m
Montana Anti-Prohibitionists.
Special to the Globe.
Great Falls, Mont., May 23.—
campaign is beginning in earnest. The
Free Citizens' union, virtually an anti
prohibition party, met last night, or
ganized permanently, and enrolled 100
new members. This is really a third
party. The grand lodge is located at
Helena. Its object is the nomination
and election of men in harmony with
the liquor interest. _
No Plan of Organization Accom
plished at Chicago Yet Special
Kates for Excursionists — Trans
continental Meeting in St. Paul
Next Month.
Chicago, May 23.— The general man
agers of the Western and Northwestern
lines to-day laid aside the form of organ
ization, which they have been consider
ing, and appointed a committee of five
to prepare a modified form and report
the same for adoption to-morrow after
noon. This was done at the suggestion
of President Stickney, ot the Chicago,
St. Paul & Kansas City road, who out
lined a plan of agreement that seemed
to meet the views of the majority of
those present. This plan makes no
provision for a board of arbitration, as
the other did, but provides a penalty for
any violation of rate regulations. The
Western States Passenger association
to-day agreed that excursion rates for
visitors may be made on the occasion of
college commencements taking place at
this season of the year at various points
in the territory of the association. It
was also decided that the Illinois state
militia going to and from state encamp
ments during the months of June, July
and August may be transported at a
special rate of 1 cent per mile as hereto
The Transcontinental Association
to Meet in This City June 15.
Sax Francisco, May 23.— The Trans
continental association has adjourned to
meet at St. Paul June 15. After a three
days' struggle over the decision in the
interstate commerce case, arising out of
the complaint of Martin & Co., of Den
ver, it was concluded that no satisfac
tory construction of the ruling could be
arrived at without a perusal of the en
tire wording. As this ruling would be
the basis of their work, nothing could
now be done but to adjourn. The freight
agents at their closing session decided
that all that could be done until the
question of the policy of the associa
tion with regard to the inter
state law is fully outlined, was to make"
such recommendations as to new rates
and classifications as were deemed ad
visable, leaving their application to the
period when the membeis have de
cided upon some acceptable plan of ac
tion. Before adjournment it was de
cided in case of a claim by the Canadian
Pacific road for differential rates to
leave the matter with Chairman Leeds,
to act as he deems best. The passenger
men discussed the advisability of allow
ing tickets to be sold in the East by
way of Sacramento and San Francisco,
but no action was taken. At present
they are sold only by way of Ogden, the
Oregon Short • Line and the Southern
Pacific. A proposition was before the
association looking to the practical
abolition of the large excursion trains
from the East managed by outside par
ties, but there was a strong majority in
favor of their continuance, only two
roads voting against them.
Chips From the Ties.
The meeting of the -general managers who
are holding a rate meeting in Chicago, ad
journed yesterday till. 2 p. m. to day, with
gocd prospects that an agreement will be
reached on rates that will be satisfactory.
The original agreement was abandoned.
The Northern Pacific gave notice yesterday
that on and after June 1 the rates on fence
posts, or fence poles in carloads, between
stations east of Glendive will be 75 per cent
of the carload lumber tariff rates.
A airload of bananas and a carload of po
tatoes were brought to St. Paul yesterday
from New Orleans over the St. Paul <fc Kan
sas City read, by, way of the Illinois Central,
in four days from New Orleans.
General ; Traffic Manager Hannaford and
General Passenger Agent Fee, of the North
ern Pacific road, are expected home from
San Francisco next week. :-:rrr.
D. B. Wheeler has been mode assistant
train master of the St, Paul division, and
Lyle branch of the St. Paul & Kansas City
Two Bad Wrecks on the Hannibal
and Wabash Roads.
Kansas City, May 23.— A railroad
wieck, followed in ten minutes by an
other wreck, occurred this morning at a
point fifty miles from this city, where
the Hannibal and Wabash roads run
parallel. The accident happened about
3 o'clock, and resulted in the death of
four men and the injury of three others,
one of whom will die. Last night's ter
rific rain had washed away a bridge
over a ravine, and the first accident oc
curred when an eastbound Rock Island
freight train was thrown into the ditch.
Y. Royston, a brakeman of Edgerton
Junction. Kan., was on top of
one of the cars that went
down into the debris. He was
crushed beyond recognition. Immedi
ately afterwards Edward C. Armstrong,
a brakeman, was sent ahead to flag the
Hannibal freight. He mistook the
tracks, and was walking along the
Wabash road when the abash freight
dashed around a curve and instantly
killed him. * The Wabash train met the
same fate as the Rock Island, as the two
bridges were only two feet apart and
were connected, and the heavy cars
plunged down on the wreck of the first
train. Two dead bodies were taken
out soon afterward. Neither of the men
could be recognized, and it is supposed
they were tramps. Engineer Ben Mc-
Clellan, of the Wabash train, was badly
hurt in jumping, and Ben Morris, a
negro youth, was so badly hurt that he
is expected to die. John Snyder, the
Rock island fireman, also suffered
slight injuries. It will be some time
before the track can be cleared. Mean
while, both roads will use other tracks. 1
- Amicably Adjusted.
Special to the Globe.
Mankato, May 23.— The court house
difficulty was amicably settled to-day
by the county commissioners giving the
contractors $3,000 and allowing them to
continue the work. Work will be re
sumed at once and the building hast
ened to completion. *i-:r? 1
Driven Crazy By the Disgrace
of a Favorite
A Nebraska Farmer Puts an
End to Her Life With
a Revolver.
The Dakota Farmers Combine
to Fight all Monopo
listic Trusts.
Dr. Talmage Will Attend the
Maplewood Park As
Special to the Globe.
Curtis, Neb., May 23.— A farmer
named Greenwood yesterday morning
shot and killed his seventeen-year-old
daughter. Immediately after she gave
birth to a child. The shooting took
place in Greenwood's house on his farm,
fifteen miles from here. About three
months ago the girl, who had been keep
ing company with a young man named
Lem Bryant for some time previous, was
discovered to be in a delicate condition.
When this became known great popular
indignation was manifested toward
Bryant, as both the girl and her family
were highly esteemed. This, together
with a threatened indictment by the
grand jury for the seduction, induced
him to marry her. He only stayed with
her a short time, during which his ill
treatment and neglect of her were no
torious. As a result of this conduct the
case against him was again
brought before the grand jury.
Bryant, learning that an indictment
would be brought against him escaped
with the aid of the friends and has not
since been heard from. Owing to her
condition the girl was unable to work,
and after being abandoned by her hus
band she applied for shelter at her
father's house. Her father first drove
her away, but subsequently, owing to
the coaxing of her mother, she was per
mitted to return. Her father? however,
refused to forgive her, and his ill treat
ment'of her was so notorious that it was
reported at one time that she had ended
her life by taking poison. Her father
grew very moody and violent, and there
were indications that his mind had be
come unsound, as a result of his con
stant broacttng over the disgrace to his
name.. He frequently said that he would
rather see his dead at his feet than
to have hail her brought to shame.
Yesterday morning when he
learned that her confinement was
approaching he became more violent
than usual, and he left the house, walk
ing out into the field. When he re
turned his daughter had just given
birth to a child. Her mother in the
room with her. Greenwood then drew
his revolver, rushed, past his wife, and
placing the weapon to his daughter's
body, fired, killing her almost instantly.
He then attempted to seize the child,
but his wife snatched it up in her arms
and ran out into the road. A neighbor
named Frank Ratcliff and his wite were
just passing on their way to town.
Mrs. Greenwood rushed to the wagon
with the infant in her arms, crying:
"For God's sake take Annie's baby and
take care of it. John has shot her."
She then warned them not to come near
the house, as he threatened to shoot any
one who approached. Ratcliff and his
wife hurried to town with the baby and
related the tragedy. A posse of citizens
left for the scene at once. They have
not yet been heard from.
Dakota Farmers Meet and Re
solve to Fight All Combines.
Special to the Globe.
Fargo, Dak., May 23.— The second
day of the farmers' convention was con
siderably better attended. Much enthu
siasm was manifest in matters looking
to betterment of existing evils, and nu
merous remedies were advanced and
merits discussed. Walter Muir, of the
committee on resolutions, introduced
and the convention adopted the follow
Your committee appointed to take
into consideration the subject of trusts
and other great monopolies that have
for their object the increase of the
price, any article manufactured in the
United States or shipped therein, or to
decrease the value of any article of
farm production below the price paid
for the same in the open markets of the
world, respectfully submit the follow
ing resolutions:
Resolved, That in our judgment it is
the duty of congress to appoint a special
committee of investigation with full
power to compel any and all persons
with books, papers, etc., to appear be
fore them who are in any way officially
connected with the formation or direc
tion of any trust or combination what
soever that has for its object the in
creasing of the price of any article of
commerce or trade above the price of
sale with open competition in a free
market, or by any combination whatso
ever to decrease the market value of any
article of farm produce below the price
paid for the same in the open markets
of the world.
Resolved, That when it is clearly
proven that such trusts exist, it should
be the duty of congress, if a tariff tax
protects the manufacture of such
articles, to put the same on the free list.
Resolved, That the Territorial Farm
ers' Alliance of Dakota, an organization
which has for its objects the upbuild
ing, protecting, elevating and defend
ing all interests of farmers, whether
territorial or national at heart, are en
titled to our thanks for the determined
efforts they are making in battling
against monopoly and trusts that have
for their object the destruction of free
competition and free markets.
Resolved, That it is the duty of all
farmers to unite with and help support
the organization known as the Farmers'
Mr. Stimmel, chairman of the com
mittee on plans of permanent organiza
tion, reported and the convention
adopted the following:
Your committee appointed to report
plans for permanent organization, alter
due consideration, believe that the
farmers of the Northwest can best sub
serve their interests by adopting the"
plans and methods of the Territorial
Farmers' alliance, of Dakota, and ear
nestly recommend the farmers of Da
kota to take immediate steps to enroll
all farmers, as far as possible, in that
organization. We also recognize the
alarming fact that under our present
system of marketing our wheat we sus
tain a loss of from 16 to 20 cents per
bushel on every bushel- of No. 1 hard
grown on Dakota soil, aggregating a
loss of millions of dollars annually to
farmers of Dakota ; and hence W3 recom
mend that that the farmers of Dakota
and Minnesota inaugurate a system -of
farm storage by building granaries and
\ju „:ils in the Globe wilt '
"V bring what you desires
4sk thro' its columns, you'll
never rue the day. • w
{"-.Taught can be gained by
*>*- standing idly by.
Tis waste of time, you know,
and that will never pay,
So don't forget to put one in,
and that without delay.
NO. 145.
■; — ■
elevators on their own lands, or under
their own immediate control along the
lines of railroads in Dakota and Minne
sota; that thereby we may secure the
true market value in the sale of our
superior quality of Northern growd
wheat; therefore,
Resolved, That we deem it the duty of
all farmers of Dakota and Minnesota to
join the Farmers' alliance.
It was decided to organize a Cas*
county Farmers' alliance at Casseltoni
June 13. At this meeting President?
Loucks, of the Territorial Farmers' alli
ance, is expected to be present and ex
plain the working of the Scandinavian
Elevator company. Adjourned.
Extensive Preparations for the
Assembly at Maplewood Park.
Special to the Globe.
Waseca, May Extensive prep
arations are already in progress for the
assembly, which will be held in Maple
wood park, on the banks of Clear lake,
near this city, in July. Eminent speak
ers, professors and clergymen have
been secured and no expense has been
spared by the Maplewood Park associa
tion to make this assembly the most in
teresting, instructive and successful
yet held. It is understood that the em
inent divine, Dr. Talmage, will be in
attendance and speak several times
during the assembly; also the great
revivalist, Sam Jones, together with a
corps of other eminent and noted
speakers. The park is situated in ona
of the most beautiful locations in the
whole state, a fact which is conceded
by all of the many tourists and sojourn
ers who have visited it, and Clear lake
affords a splendid opportunity for fish
ing and other aquatic sports. The dif*
terent exercises will be under the
gvidance and control of trained profes
sors. Much or the success of the as*
semblies which have been heretofore
held is due to Rev. H. C. Jennings, the
secretary ot the association, who now
resides in St. Paul. The large audito
rium which was erected last year on
the grounds, together with the cot
tages and other improvements, will add
to the beauty of the grounds. The atr
tendance promises be very large and
to exceed that of all previous years.
No Questionable Characters.
To the Editor of the Globe.
In the issue of the Globe of yester,
day, in giving an account of the fire in
my barn and house, the impression is
given the readers of the Globe that it
was occupied by persons of question
able character. This is a great injust
ice to myself and family and my busl4
ness; and we want it understood that
no such persons as your correspondent
alludes to were ever near our premises.
Our barn is always kept locked, and at
the time of the fire ex-Chief Fenton and
Mr. Schoeniuger had to break the lock
in order to get in and get the horse!
out. lour correspondent certainly errs,
and does our firm an injustice to pub
lish in the Gt.oije what appeared yes
terday. By giving this a place in your
paper you will oblige,
W n r „. \v. C. Rentschler. :
Fargo, May 21.
Presbyterian General Assembly.
Special to the Globe.
Cedar Rapids, 10., May 23.— im
portant body met in this city to-day, it
being, the general assembly of the
United Presbyterian church, which is
composed of an equal number of minis
ters and elders from all the Presbyteri
ans in the United States, Egypt, India
and Canada, and being the highest court
of this church. Rev. Joseph Calhoun,
of lndianola, 10., preached the opening
sermon to-night. The tobacco question
will be brought before the assembly,
and especially as to the matter of re
fusing licenses to young men who make
use of it in any way. A large numbei
of prominent gentlemen are already
here aud more are coming.
Shot by His Brother.
Special to the Globe.
Miller, Dak., May News has
just reached town of a shooting affray
that took place eight miles north thil
morning. It seems that Dave Walbou
and his brother James, had some trouble
about their children, and James went
over to the house of Dave with the pur-,
pose of licking him. Dave knowing
Jim to be something of a slugger antici
pated the attack and met him in the
yard with a shot gun, which he fired at
■ him forty yards distant, hitting him in
the arm, though not seriously injuring
him. Sheriff McCrey has gone to in
A Y. M. C. A. Young Man.
Special to the Globe.
Watektown, Dak., May 23.— ar
rest and conviction of Mrs. Keifer for
keeping a house of ill fame, and the
conviction of Kitt Kealing for being an
inmate, and Dan Baker for visiting the
same, has created great excitement, and
the good people are in earnest in sup
pressing these dens of infamy. Baker
has heretofore been prominent in the
Y. M. C. A. They were prosecuted
under a city ordinance, the validity of
which will be tested in Baker's case.
A Fatal Fall.-
Special to the Globe.
Dubuque, 10., May 23.— A horrible
fatality occurred this evening to Ed
Cornell, an old resident. He was a
bachelor and occupied rooms in the
second story of the Finley block, corner
Main and Seventh streets". When in the
act of going to his room he fell over the
stair railing upon the sidewalk, fractur
ing his skull. He was carried to his
room and lived but a few hours. De
ceased was an old settler, and lived on
a competency left by his sister, Mrs,
Dr. Finley. His income was $100 pel
month. He was intemperate in habits. '
Special Election.
Special to the Globe.
Adrian, May 23.— At the special
charter election held here yesterday the
following questions were submitted to
the voters, with the subjoined results:
Town hall to cost from $5,000 to $0,000,
92; '
Town hall to cost from $2,000 to $4,000,
Shall the opera hall floor be on a
level, 22; Shall it be an inclined floor,
76. Bonds will be issued and work com
mence soon. V V ;■
"Wabasha Court Notes.
Special to the Globe. . WW
Wabasha, Minn., May 23.— 1n the
district court to-day the jury returned
a verdict of not guilty in the case of
David Vining. Mr. Vining was indicted
two years ago for raping his grand
daughter, and this was the second trial
of the cause. The grand jury returned
indictments against P. S. Sullivan for
seduction, against John Irish for ma
licious mischief and against H. Bayley
for horse stealing.
Hard on the Buss.
Special to the Globe.
Preston, Minn., May 23.— The win.
ter wheat in this vicinity is looking*
well, alsa other small grain It is hoped
the backward spring and cold rains
have retarded the hatching ot chinch
bugs and perhaps destroyed them. Con«
sidering the amount of rain that haf
fallen as good progress has been made
with corn planting as could be ex
pected. . .

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