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FIFTH DISTRICT
FIGHTING.
Read about the politi
cians and their wily
wire-pulling in
TO-MORROW'S GLOBE.
VOL. X.
LIKE AESOPS LiON.
Senator Buckman Royally En
tertains His Fifth District
Opponents,
Whose Scalps He Will Try to
Take in the Congressional
Convention.
The Friends of Barto, Com
stock Et Al. Are Ready
for the Fight.
Wirepulling Upon All Sides
the Evening Before
the Battle.
Special to the Globe.
St. Cloud, June 11. —
The
Lion before
He ate the lamb
Invited the innocent over to gambol
on the green. Senator C. B. Buckman,
one of the candidates for the Republican
congressional nomination in to-morrow's
convention, has imitated Aesop's king
of beasts. This noon he took all of his
opponents but Judge Steams, who had
not arrived, to his home in Sauk Rapids
and set them down to an elegant dinner,
after which he gave them a buggy ride.
Such conduct on the part of a candidate
for office is so unheard of in "Minnesota
that it will create intense surprise. Yet,
irrespective of party, these Fifth dis
trict men are just of that stamp—whole
souled, generous to a fault and fair to a
foe. lam ready to find fault with their
leaning to protection, their support of
Republican doctrines not in consonance
with good government and low taxa
tion, but with their social manners
perish the thought— they are princes of
hospitality.
The sole topic of conversation in St.
Cloud is to-morrow's convention. All
of the candidates are here, even the
courtly Judge Steams; and as for Barto,
he is omnipresent. The Polk, Mar
shall and St. Louis county delegations
arrived this morning, and commenced
work at once. They are all in earnest,
and the fight promises to be more deadly
than anticipated.
FOR CHAIRMAN
of the convention Hon. C. H. Graves,
of Duluth, and Hon. W. E. Lee,
of Long Prairie, are both men
tioned, with the choice likely to fall
upon Graves. What the platform will
be, no one seems to care or know. In
the clash of personal interests the great
cause of tariff reform seems to nave
been lost sight of. Col. Pressnell, of
Duluth, may have furnished a clue to
the sentiments of the delegates when
he said: "I don't know. what the con
vention will do, but I am for protec
tion."
1 prophesy that unless Barto or Oil
man is nominated the platform will be
an ignominious straddle, not satisfac
tory to either Nelson or the farmers.
Mr. Buckman said to the Globe:
"It is false that my candidacy is in
the interests of Kindred, ami that I am
working to have him nominated. Kin
dred lias pledged himself to me and he
will do all that he can to make me suc
ceed. My friends will make it dis
tinctly understood that lam in on my
own hook."
Nevert heless the name of Kindred,
mentioned so frequently here, makes
every one uneasy. He has not arrived
yet, but many fear that he has laid a
trap for the unwary ones. His victory
in carrying the Crow Wing delegation
for Buckman has been the cause of
much talk. It has been repeatedly
stated this spring that Crow Wing had
soured on him. His late achievement
indicates that this is not wholly true,
It-is settled already that E. E. Corliss
cannot be nominated; that Barto's
chances are very slim; that Comstock
will stand a poor show; that Buckman
is the most dangerous, and Judge
Steams handicapped by the opposition
of the West to him. Gilman's name, of
course, bobs up serenely, but 1 do not
think that it will do more than that.
The canvass for Judge Steams has
not been a vigorous one, he having
MOST OF THE WORK
to do alone. His delegates from Cook,
Lake and St. Louis are not enthusiastic
and do not think his chances good. As
the Globe has stated before, over-con
fidence has been the worst enemy of
Barto. His strength is not of that char
acter that will hold together. The gu
bernatorial candidates are going to have
some hand in the fight before it is over.
The corridors of the West and Grand
Central are crowded with friends of
McGill and Scheffer; but, as yet, I miss,
with a sad longing, any voice for Mill
ionaire Merriam. Here in this great
farming center, surely friends ought to
be numerous for that noble friend of
the Millionaire Billy. But it is
not so.
McGill men are more numerous than
any other, though any mention of Gil
man's name provokes enthusiasm.
Among the local Democrats I find
stroiii. preparations being made for a
great fight this fall. There is no lack
of enthusiasm, especially among the
Germans. The convention will be called
to order at 10 o'clock to-morrow morn
ing by Chairman Corliss.
The only contesting delegation before
the convention is from Wadena county.
It is thought that the one which comes
from Verndale, in that county, will be
seated.
LAST NIGHT'S SCRAPPING.
The Wire-Pulling Was Going on
Briskly All Last Night.
Special to the Globe.
St. Cloud, June 11.— This evening
nearly all ot the ninety-nine delegates
are on the ground, and the amount of
wire-pulling being done is a caution.
Since afternoon a change has been
brought about in regard to the chair
manship of the convention. Polk
county, with a delegation unpledged,
has asked th it John Crambe, of Crook
ston, be made chairman of the conven
tion. Since Graves and Lee are both at
tached to pledged delegations, the gen
eral sentiment is now in favor of
Crambe. On the first ballot Polk county.
with eight votes, will give them to Com
stock as complimentary, and if there is
any show for his nomination,
will STICK BY HIM
until the end. Gilman has stated posi
tively that under no contingency will he
take the nomination. The. fight of the
Comstock men for the supremacy in
this contest took such a turn this even
ing that they got a valuable second
wind. As indicated above, their strength
was not considered dangerous. But to
night the fight .'is between him and
Buckman and is very intense. C. F.
Mac Donald "in the Daily Times gives it
as his opinion that Barto will refuse to
throw his strength to Buckman, giving T
it instead to Comstock, in other words,
underneath the surface of the names
Buckmau and Comstock may be traced
a direct contest between the old fac
tions of Nelson and Kindred. Not that
Nelson himself is fighting Kindred and
Buckman— it is Oilman's hand that is
guiding the opposition. The field is
against Barto, as he is Oilman's protege
and Gilman wants to name the nominee.
If he can do so it will be Comstock.. The
Otter Tail delegation will not arrive un
til morning, and upon its action much
depends. It is pledged to Corliss, but
as he cannot be nominated, the Question
is who will get the ten votes. Comstock
and Buckman both want it. and are pre
pared to make a bitter fight for it. To
night Buckman _.
HAS TWI'XTY-TWO VOTES IX SIGHT
and Comstock 20. Barto's strength
is dwindling, and he is not conceded
over 22. Steams has 20 and Corliss 10,
with C doubtful. The counties claimed
by the Buckman people are Aitken,
Benton. Cass, Crow Wing, Itasca, Hub
bard, Morrison, Todd. Wadena.
The Barto men feel certain of Doug
lass, Mille Lacs, Norman, Pope, Steams
and Stevens. This leaves to ComstocK
Brecker, Clay, Polk and Wilkin. C. F.
Kindred arrived from St. Paul this
evening. Que of his first • utterances
was: "I am not a candidate for any
office." N. W. Hartley, of the Crow
Wing delegation, emphasized this with
the statement* "We are here solidly
for Buckman, and most emphatically
Mr. Kindred is for him and not a candi
date himself." ;.'\
The committee on credentials, se
lected to-night, is composed of W. M.
Fuller, Morrison county; B. Strines, of
Otter Tail; Mr. Converse, of Becker;
Judge Waite, of Steams; Hugh Thomp
son, Polk; Mr. Kendall, of St.Louis;
Mr. Nolan, of Wilkin.
It is curious, in the caucusing to
night and among the delegates at tne
hotels, to watch the railroad influences
that are at work in favor of certain
candidates. The roads that gridiron the
district have a chance to nominate a
candidate of their own ilk. They are
making the most of their opportunity,
and, if they succeed, a monopolist and
high tariff candidate will be nominated
in a district made up of farmers.
WILL STICK TO BARTO.
His Friends Will Stay With Him
to the Bitter .End — Friends of
Comstock.
Special to the Globe.
St. Ci.ovd, Minn., June 11.— The
Barto caucus decided to-night that
they would stand by their candi
date to the very last. The Todd
county caucus resulted in the
delegates deciding to support
Barto. The congressional committee
of the district decided to recommend
that Crombe, of Polk county, be made
the chairman of the convention. Said
a Comstock delegate at 10 o'clock: "Mr.
Comstock will receive IS votes on the
first ballot, 24 on the second, 34 on the
third, and the nomination on the fourth
ballot."
SOLID FOR SCHEFFER.
Otter Tail County Declares for
Him First, Last and Always.
Special to the Globe.
Fergus Falls, Minn, June 11.— The
Republican county convention, held in
this city to-day, was one of the largi it j
ever held in the county. The morning
trains came in loaded with delegates,
and the rumor was soon afloat that an
effort was being made to have the con
vention give the McGill-Merriam com
bination a lift, backed by Sam Nichols,
who was on the ground. The indigna
tion of the farmer delegates was aroused
at once, and they soon got to talking
among themselves, and when the con
vention was called to order at 10:30,
they placed their leader, John B.Hompe,
a red-hot Scheffer man, in the chair on
the first- ballot. The convention then
proceeded to business, and a good
strong county and legislative ticket was
placed in the field, among the numerous
successful candidates being John B.
llouipe and J. C. Dunham for repre
sentatives, and 11. E. Boen for register
of deeds. These men are all for Schef
fer. Mr. nompe is the president of the
Otter Tail County Farmers' alliance,
and Mr. Boen is secretary of both the
state and county alliance, and the men
who placed Albert Scheffer before the
people for governor. Taking all things
together, the convention was a com
plete success. Scheffer men are all
jubilant, and the indications are that
Otter Tail county will be represented
in the next state convention by a strong
Scheffer delegation.
HIS BOOM IS WANING.
Sherman Finds It Hard Work
This Weather to Build Political
Fences in New York.
New York, Tune 11.— Senator Sher
man is building up his fences here, but
finds it hard work in the approaching
heat of summer. New York is not slop
ping over with enthusiasm for him.
The most serious obstacle he every
where encounters is the solid declara- j
tion of New York leaders like Piatt,
Hiscock, Depew and others that he can
not carry New York. The worst of it is,
so far as Sherman's . canvass is con
cerned, that they sincerely believe it.
Warner Miller, who was quoted for
Sherman, has gone over to Harrison.
Still, Sherman's friends are active. J.
T. Howard, who was an appraiser here,
has been taking a paper around to
bankers and business men for their
signatures indorsing Sherman, but he
has not been even - fairly successful.
Ex-Gov. Foster, who is here grooming
Sherman, says he is certain to be nomi
nated. His opinion is probably based
on the same estimates hinted at in re
ports that come from others of Blame's
friends, who say the Sherman column
now numbers 300 to 3SO votes, and that
he will get the necessary majority on
the second ballot. lam told that Sher
man expects half of Maine, part of
Massachusetts, 2 from Rhode Island, 2
from Vermont, 2 from Connecticut, 10
from New York, half of California, 2
from Colorado, 2 from Nevada and 45
from Pennsylvania. These are votes
from unexpected quarters, his friends
say. He is confident that he will be
nominated. The speech presenting him
to the convention will be made by Gen.
Hastings, who is a member of the staff
of Gov. Beaver, of Pennsylvania, and
who is said to be an eloquent orator.
A Partisan Fight Expected.
Portland, Me., June 11.— The Re
publican state convention meets here
to-morrow. There are probably 2,500
delegates and workers here to-night.
The three candidates for the guber
natorial nomination are Gen. Cleaves,
Mr. Burleigh . and Gov. Marble. A
strong partisan fight is expected, es
pecially between the friends of Cleaves
and those of Burleigh. The partisans'
of the latter claim that he has enough
votes pledged to nominate him on the
first ballot.
Tammany Will Ratify.
Special to tne Globe.
New York, June 11.— Tammany will
hold a grand ratification in the academy
of music to-morrow night. Gov. Hill
has promised to be present, and among
the other speakers will be Gov. Green
and ex-Gov. Abbett, of New Jersey, W.
Bourke Cochrane and other prominent
_ Democrats. - ;-
STRUNG UPTOATREE,
A Mob Metes Out Summary
Justice to a Negro
Murderer.
Boodler MeGarig-le Is at Banff
Hot Springs and in
Business.
John Zacha, a Bohemian
Farmer, Wants to Out-
Tanner Tanner.
Drowned While Attempting a
Rescue—A Murderess Es
capes From Prison.
Special to the Globe.
Great Falls, Mont., June 11. —
What at first seemed to have been a
casual killing developed into one of the
most cold-Wlooded and unprovoked mur
ders in the history of Montana. The
negro Robinson killed McGuire with
out the least provocation and deliber
ately. He subsequently fired several
shots to prevent the citizens from ar
resting him. . Sheriff Douring arrested
him on his arrival and placed him in
the lockup at Sun River and applied to
the post commander at Fort Shaw for a
guard to protect him, but it
was not sent. He then placed
one of his deputies in charge
of the lockup. About 12 o'clock last
night fifty masked and armed men sur
rounded the lockup and took the
prisoner from the officer. They took
him a short distance, tied him hand and
foot, and hung him to a tree between
two buildings. The citizens of
Sun River had pledged their
word to the sheriff not to
molest the prisoner, and this lynching
is a serious insult to the court in ses
sion. Judge Boch exonerated the sher
iff and his officers, but charged the
grand jury to fully investigate the af
fair and not to spare anybody con
nected with it. A relief party had started
from there last night, but owing to
the bad roads arrived too late to be of
any service. They found • Robinson's
iifeless body still dangling at the end of
of a rope. McGuire was an old settler
and had many friends. This will serve
to check any further disturbances Uncle
Sam's colored boys may see fit to in
dulge in.
BOODLER M'GAIUGLE.
He Is Part Proprietor of a Sani
tarium.
Special to the Globe.
Winnipeg, Ont., June 11. There is
no doubt W. J. McGarigle, the Chicago
boodler, has been at the National Park,
Bauff Hot Springs, since the beginning
of May, and it is now confidently stated
that he is in partnership with D. Brett,
of the Sanitarium. He moves about
among the visitors, and is introduced to
every one, but several ladies declined
the honor, and also to dine at the Sani
tarium, as they did not want to meet
him.
TRYING TO OUTFAST TANNER.
A Bohemian Farmer Thinks He
Can Live Without Eating.
Racine, Wis., June 11.— John Zachar,
Jr., son of a wealthy Bohemian farmer
living in Mt. Pleasant township, five
miles north, has not tasted food for
twenty-five days. During the greater
portion of that time he has done arduous
farm work, but has now grown so weak
that anything more laborious than light
chores exhausts him. He talks ra
tionally and gives no other reason for
his abstinence than he is not hungry.
Two doctors have been treating him,
but their efforts to induce him to take
food have thus far proven unavailing.
It is thought his self-imposed fast is a
pronounced symptom of insanity, al
though there are no other indications
of mental weakness. Insanity lias run
in the family for several generations.
Zachar is fully six feet in height and
has been 'a very powerful man. His
clothes which fitted him a month ago I
now hang loosely on him and his limbs
and body have shrunken away, to a
marked degree. The doctors do not
think he can live long.
TIRED OF PRISON LIFE.
A Murderess Saws Her Way Out
of Anamosa Penitentiary.
Special to the Globe. . .*
Anamosa, 10., June 11.— Anna L.
Hower, sent from Cedar Rapids for
eighteen years for murder in the second
degree, escaped from the penitentiary
here to-day by sawing off an inch bar
over her window in the top tier of cells
and letting herself down by means
of bed clothes. She had served five
years and is the first female who ever
escaped from the penitentiary. She
assisted a man in killing her husband
and then ran away with him. ;<.";"*'*
The Rescuer Was Drowned.
Special to the Globe.
Norfolk, Neb., June 11.— While
.boating on Elkham river last evening
A. M. Norton, editor of the Daily News,
and Mrs. Harman Beerecke were car
ried against a tree, and upset. A young
man named Guy Washburn, a son of
Quartermaster L. C. Washburn, who
was in another boat, came to the rescue,
when he too upset and drowned. His
body has not been recovered. The
others were saved.
Farmers in Council.
Special to the Globe.
Battle Lake, Minn., June 11.— The
Farmers' institute commenced its ses
sion here to-day with promises of fine
success.
The railroad commissioners will meet
here Wednesday to adjust a long pend
ing difficulty between the independent
wheat dealers and the Northern Pacific
Railroad company. The matter in dis
pute causes considerable excitement,- as
it involves a precedent that is believed
to affect the interests of the farmers
throughout the state. .::._-,..
Hastings Happenings.
Special to the Globe.
Hastings, June 11.— third an
nual tournament of the Hastings Gun
club opens here next Tuesday, and will
continue for three days. ' Some large
prizes are offered,- and the attendance of
visiting sportsmen will doubtless be
large. It is open to Minnesota, Wiscon
sin, lowa, Dakota and Manitoba.
The officers elected at the Hastings
High school alumni meeting are: Presi
dent, L. T. Chamberlain; vice president,
Miss Jessie F. Simmons; corresponding
secretary, Miss Leila F. Heath; record
SAINT PAUL, MINN. TUESDAY MORNING, JUNE 12, 1888.
ing secretary, Miss Clara E. Moorhouse;
treasurer/Miss Lucy E. Whittier: ora
tor, C. R. Emprey; poet, Mrs. C. T.
Lange; historian, Miss Lizzie Telford
Erophet, C. E. Reed; toastmaster, G.M.
[eath. ■"• -.*■•' > -•.-■: • i&'-i'i
The Hastings Malting company has
elected the following officers for the en
suing year: President, Louis Niedere;:
secretary, ' Fred Busch; treasurer,
George Barbaras; directors, Louis
Niedere, George Barbaras, J. L. Busch,
Fred Busch, W. G. Hageman. - ;
A RUSH OF WATER.
WBOSSt i ■*.* •
Fears of a Disastrous Flood Along
the St. Louis River. *{'.
Special to the Globe.
Duluth, Minn., June 11.—Informa
tion received here to-night indicates the
highest stage of water ever known at
Cloquet and along the line of the St.
Louis river from Spirit Lake west. The
water is one foot deep on the tracks anq
it is yet rising. Logs went through
the upper boom this morning at Cloquet.
above the mill and to the lower boom, ;
where they are gorged. With the high
pressure there are grave fears of this
givine way, though at last accounts it :
was solid. All the mills have been
forced to shut down. All communica
tion is cut off and further information ,
is unobtainable. ;
At His Old Tricks. T
Special to the Globe.
Church's Ferkt, Dak., June 11.
Two valuable horses were stolen last
night from a farmer living near Cado.
The thief is supposed to have been
John Hebbert, a farm hand who has
been working in this vicinity until
lately. He was last fall let out of the
penitentiary, where he served one year
for horse stealing. He is twenty-four
years of age, light complexion, smooth
face, five feet eleven inches in height
and weighs about 105 pounds. He is
supposed to have crossed the line into
Manitoba. ■
Farmers Urged to Combine.
Special to the Globe. ' •
Huron, Dak., June 11.— Rain this,
morning prevented a large attendance at
the farmers' meeting. President Louiks
addressed the assembly this afternoon,
on the importance of a combined move
ment to establish elevators to compete
with miilers and the elevator men of
Duluth and Minneapolis. A. Wardell
talked on insurance matters, giving an,
account of the alliance association work.
The meeting then adjourned to the i
21st inst. .
Butter Ran Like Water.
Special to the Globe. .
Cedar Rapids, 10., June 11.— The
Brookside creamery, near Mechanics
yille,*the property of J. R. Morin & Co.,
of this city, burned yesterday. Six tons
of butter, with dwelling houses and
stables, were burned. Loss, $0,000; in
surance, $3,000, equally divided among
the Roylston, Boston and North British
companies, Liverpool. The employes
barely escaped with their lives.
Death of a Pioneer.'
Special to the Globe.
Winona, Minn., June 11. Francis E.
Whitten. one of the pioneers of St.:
Charles, Winona county 1 died yester
day at his home of heart disease. He '
was born Sept. 25, 1817, at Amherst, 0.,
and came to Minnesota in April, 1855.
He has been sheriff of Winona county
and justice of the peace at St. Charles.
He was a nephew of the late Chief Jus
tice Whitten, of Wisconsin.
Yeomanry From Ontario.
Special to the Globe.
Winnipeg, Man., June 11.— The last
of several large excursion parties from
Ontario arrived to-night. It is com
posed of farmers who have come up for
the purpose of settling in the province'
being dissatisfied in Ontorio, where, un
der partial failure of the crops, it is dif
ficult to make a living.
Captured in Dakota.
Special to the Globe.
Waseca, Minn., June 11. — News was
received here' that the thieves who re
cently burglarized the clothing store of
W. H.Gilles. in this city, were captured
at Elktown, Dak., to which place Sheriff
Krassin went for them. They will ar
rive in this city to-night and will have a
hearing before Judge Brown to-morrow.
Fast Running Firemen.
Special to the Globe.
M son City, 10., June Denisoh
Hose company left at midnight to-night
for Clinton to attend the firemen's tour
nament. In a practice run made this aft
ernoon they ran 230 yards, making coup
lings, in 32J*a seconds. The 300 yards
sweepstakes was won last year in 48
seconds.
A Tariff Reform Club.
Cresco, 10., June 11.— Democrats
of Cresco and vicinity have organized a
Democratic and Tariff Reform club, with
the following officers: President, John
McCook: vice presidents, A. H. Breed
love, R. R. Thompson, J. J. Lowry:
treasurer. D. A. Lyons; secretary, Hon.
William Theophilus. .;.',-.
Farmers Are Discouraged.
Special to the Globe.
Chippewa Falls. Wis., June 11.—
The air in this section was filled to-day
with chinch bugs. The crops were a
total failure last year on account of
these pests and their appearance this
year discourages the farmers.
Will Ratify at Anoka.
Anoka, June 11.— Democratic
club will hold a ratification meeting at
the courthouse this evening at 8 o'clock.
The principal orator of the evening will
be Hon. Eugene M. Wilson, of Minne
apolis, and fie will be followed by prom
inent local speakers.
Blue Coats in Camp.
Special to the Globe.
Menomonie, Wis., June 11.— The
Third regiment, W. N. G., arrived ' to
day, 500 strong, for a week's encamp
ment here. The city is dressed in red,
white and blue and a great crowd wel
comed the soldiers. ■■■• •■//'•"
- The Apron Gave Way. :'
Special to the Globe.
Chippewa Falls, Wis., June 11.—
The apron of Mariner's dam, at Cadott,
on the Yellow river, went out this after
noon, causing considerable damage and
sending the logs down the river. J ■.,'■
*- '- A Larcenist Bound OTer.
Special to the Globe. ~<
Aitkin, Minn,, June 11.— J. H. Dun
ham was to-day bound over in . tlie
justice court to " await the fall term of
the district court for stealing $17 from
Charles Wilkinson last Saturday. : r W '(i
:". Baptists Will Meet, V"^
Special to the Globe. . .Cii*|»'
Chippewa Falls, Wis., June 11.—
The St. Croix Valley Baptist associa
tion convenes in this city Tuesday aft
ernoon at 2 o'clock. About * 125 dele
. gates will be in attendance. ' "-'A---
LIKE TWOJFISHWIYES
Congressmen Woodburn and
Cox Swap Billingsgate
at Length.
How to Expedite Action on
the Mills Bill Is Puz- '
zling Democrats.
The President Pardons a Host
of Offenders, Including a
Minnesotian.
Fuller's Nomination Again
Sidetracked— Cleveland
and Thurman.
Special to the Globe.
Washington, June 11.— The feature
in the house to-day was the bitter per
sonal colloquy between Messrs. Wood
burn, of Nevada, and Cox, of New York.
Mr. Herbert, of Alabama, introduced a
bill providing for an assistant secretary
of the navy. Mr. Dougherty, of Florida,
offered a resolution reciting the improb
ability of the passage of the Mills bill at
this session, and instructing the com
mittee on ways and means to report
bills repealing internal taxes, except
upon spirits; providing for a tax on in
comes of over $5,000, to be used for pen
sions exclusively; and placing on the
free list all articles not manufactured or
produced in the United States._ Referred.
Mr. Grosvenor, of Ohio, offered a reso
lution assigning certain days in July to
the consideration of pension legislation.
He said that the Republican party,in its
platform at Chicago, had pledged itself
to liberal pensions, and the Democratic
party, in its Chicago platform, had also
pledged itself in the same direction.
But at the recent St. Louis convention
there was no promise or pledge of the
kind. He voiced the sentiment of every
man on the Republican side that time
be conceded for consideration of legis
lation. He wauted the country to know
that
THE MINORITY WAS POWERLESS
to call up a pension bill except with the
consent and through the will of the ma
jority, as expressed by the committee
on rules. 38&S
Mr. Woodburn, of Nevada, made a
bitter personal attack upon Mr. Cox, of
New York, on account of remarks by
Mr. Cox in his tariff speech, in which
Mr. Cox said Nevada was **a rotten bor
ough," and ridiculed Nevada's repre
sentative in the house. He defied the
gentleman from New York to point out
instances of bribery in his state, or bal
lot box stuffing, or a - Conuolley, or a
Sweeny, or a Cardoze, or a Field, or
an lngersoll, and it was to her credit
that she had never produced a Cox. She
needed no Canada on her border to shel
ter her thieves and political scoundrels.
'He had always heard that the gentle- •
1 man was the wit and humorist".. of the *
house, but he had never been convinced p
of it until he heard his -speech*: on the .
tariff. He remembered that when Ben .
Butler "shoo-flied" the gentleman into
silence the people thought that
he would forever cease to pose
as the funny man of. congress. .If his
name was the same as that of
the gentleman from New York, he
would have the good sense never to per
mit it to be the subject of criticism on
the. floor of the house. He had read
sacred and profane history and he had
failed to find the name of Cox associated
with a decent or conspicuous achieve
ment. The Almighty had never des
tined to immortality a man bearing the
name of Cox. Continuing, Mr. Wood
burn quoted from Cox's book, The
Buckeye Abroad to show that in 1854
Mr. Cox had held views ,
derogatory TO the CELT.
- Mr. Woodburn declared that the
Buckeye in Ohio was totally different
from the Buckeye when he placed his
carpet bag in Tammany hall. The gen
tlemen was Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
: His time expiring, he said, he would
take the floor to-morrow on a question
of privilege, on the subject .
Mr. Cox said his book had been
quoted against him on many
subjects. Though a young man
he had in that book, vindicated
-the doctrine of our constitution as to
religious toleration. He had paid a
visit to Ireland, and had paid a tribute
to the people of that country. The gen
tleman should have made his attack
during the debate on the tariff. The
bullet had gone by and the gentleman
did not know he was hurt because he
was an incarnate suppressio veri.
.That was Irish for a man who did not
tell the truth all through. If the gen
tleman were.
indicted for intelligence
and for telling the whole truth, and the
grand jury kept to its old custom, it
would write on the back of the bill
' "Ignoramus." ln conclusion he would
- say .to the gentlemen "dig, dig little
mole; dig underground; there is sun
; light in the sky."
*■ A bill to increase the police force of
'the District of Columbia was passed.
Mr. Spinola, of New York, asked
unanimous consent for the immediate
consideration of the joint resolution ap
propriating $25,000 for the celebration
of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the
battle of Gettysburg, but Mr. . Breckin
ridge, of Arkansas, who thought war
celebrations in any part of the . country
conclusive of no good, objected. The
house then at 5 o'clock adjourned.
THEY LACKED IDEAS.
Democratic Congressmen Talk of
the Mills Bill, but Do Not Decide
How to Expedite Action Upon It.
• Washington, June 11. — A rather
I thinly attended caucus of Democratic
representatives ' talked for three hours
: to-night upon the tariff bill. The cau
cus had been called to devise means for
expediting action upon the bill, but
nothing definite was accomplished.
.There did not seem to be any clear idea
as to how this was to be done. Even the
member who drew up the call, Judge
Mac Donald, of Minnesota, admitted that
he had no proposition to offer. •
Mr. Mills said that he had been re
quested by Mr. McKinley; to cause the
consideration of the bill to be suspended
( during the Republican convention to ac
commodate a number of Republican
members who wish .7. to ;. attend.
In- view of the proximity of
the next fiscal year, •= and the
urgent necessity existing for the speedy
passage of the appropriation bills, to
Erevent disastrous - suspensions - of
ranches of the government, it was
generally-believed that this request
might be granted and that tha appro
priation bills might be acted upon dur
-3 fug the suspension of the tariff debate.
_ Final disposition of the matter was left
I to the Democratic members of the ways
r and means committee. .-'; .
Recusing : again to the means of re-
I stricting debate while the tariff bill is
. -under consideration, : it : * was decided
that the effort should be made to carry
- out more . closely the spirit of the rule
regulating the five minute debate. One
way in which this could be done, it was
believed, would be to refuse to permit
extensions of time to members "by con
sent" beyond the five minutes to which
they are entitled. As this practice has
grown into what the Democrats regard
as an abuse, it was resolved
to put an end to it. Mr. Scott talked of
obstruction, and held that the Republi
cans had clearly manifested their in
tention to prolong the debate by every
possible means. In the discussion it
was suggested that something corre
sponding to the "Keifer gag-rule" be
applied, but the suggestion did not take
practical shape. It was developed that
a considerable majority of the caucus
favored the adoption of such a rule, but
it was not the intention to finally decide
upon a line of procedure at this time. It
is probable that the debate will be al
lowed to run on for some time longer be
fore an attempt is made to apply any se
vere restrictive measures. Moreover, it
is still believed that after the Chicago
convention the Republicans can be in
duced to accept a proposition looking to
an agreement upon the date of taking a
final vote upon the bill.
PARDONS BY THE PRESIDENT.
One Minnesotian in the Batch of
Offenders Set Free by Cleve
land.
Washington, June 11.— The presi
dent has granted a pardon to George L.
Weber, Montana, convicted of murder
in the second degree and sentenced
Nov. 3, 1883, to twenty years imprison
onment. Pardons have also been
granted to George Smith, Western dis
trict of Arkansas, convicted of larceny
and introducing spirituous liquor in the
Indian Territory, and sentenced to one
year's imprisonment on. each charge
and to pay $50 fine; John Bishop, Min
nesota, selling whisky to Indians, sen
tenced Oct. 7, 1887, to 30 days' imprison
ment and a fine of $500; John R. Barnes,
Utah, cohabitation, sentenced April 30,
1888, to three months' imprisonment and
$300 fine; John Sevier, a. Cherokee In
dian, Western district Arkansas, man
slaughter, sentence suspended; Zial
Riggs, Utah, bigamy; Barney C. Shirey,
Arkansas, destroying letters by burn
ing a postoffice of which he was post
master, sentenced Nov. 6, 1887, to one
year: W. P. McConnell, Montana, coun
terfeiting, sentenced May, 1886, to two
and one-half years, and R. D. Jones,
Utah, bigamy. In the case of John Q.
Adams, Missouri, selling whisky to In
dians, sentenced March, 1888, to six
months' imprisonment, the president
commutes the sentence to four months.
GROVER IS GLAD. *~
The Work of the St. Louis Con
vention Tickles the President—
Thurman Will Visit Him.
Washington, June 11.— Quite a num
ber of congressmen called at the White
house to-day and congratulated the
president on the work of the St. Louis
convention. He expressed himself as
quite well pleased with the nomination
of Judge Thurman as his running mate.
They became very warm friends during
the visit of the judge to Oak view last
summer, and stories are told of the
famous times they had together there.
It is understood that Judge Thurman
will pay him another visit in the near
future. Mr. Thurman is expected to
arrive here next Thursday with the
committee appointed in Columbus some
time ago to come to Washington and in
vite the president and Mrs. Cleveland to
attend the Ohio Centennial exposition
in this city. The two candidates will
then meet for the first time since their
nomination. Congressman Outhwaite
was at the White house this forenoon
arranging the- preliminaries for the re
ception of the Columbus committee. He
had received a telegram from the man
ager of the Columbus exposition to see
the president and ascertain when it
would be agreeable for him to receive
the Columbus committee. The presi
dent told Mr. Outhwaite that either
Thursday or F riday of this week woud
suit him. The telegram al so stated po
tively that Mr. Thurman would acco
pany the committee. '
HE HADN'T THE TWENTY,
Hence a Con Man Failed to Get
the Best of Senator Davis.
Washington, June 11.— Senator
Cushman K. Davis, of Minnesota, is
giving his associates points upon a new
scheme of the "beats" which one of the
fraternity tried to work upon him a day
or two ago. An old fellow approached
him with outstretched hand and a
familiar air and said: "Hello, Cush,
don't you remember me? 1 have not
seen you in fifteen years." The senator
remembered the face and entered into
conversation with his caller about old
times and old friends. They chatted
for half an hour and then the visitor
arose to go.
"By the way, Cush," said he, as he
put his coat on, "can you give me the
change for a $20-bill?" ,
Senator Davis answered that he could
accommodate his old friend, when the
latter said: "All right. But 1 haven't
got the twenty. Lend me ten."
"I was so astonished at the cheek of
the rascal," said the senator, "that I
could not catch my breath. But, while
doing so, I recovered, and he did not
get the X. Look out for similar at
tempts."
RAFTERS WILL PROTEST
Against the Bridging of the Mis
sissippi as Proposed by the Wi
nonians.
Special to the Globe.
Washington, June Congress
man Wilson introduced in the house to
day a bill authorizing the construction
of a bridge over the Mississippi by the
Chippewa Falls & Ashland Railway
company for the passage of railway
trains, wagons and foot passengers, at
tolls which the secretary of war shall
decide to be reasonable. The bridge
must have a pivot draw, with spans of
200 feet on each side of the pivot pier.
Piatt Walker says the bill cannot pass
without amendment, as the width of the
span, he says, that such a bridge as the
bill contemplates will destroy all rafting
business. The bridge which is now at
Winona has 300-foot pivotal spans, and
nothing less than that should be allowed
for an additional bridge.
Senator Davis to-day introduced a
copy of the memorial of the Minneapo
lis board of trade protesting against the
building of a bridge over Detroit river,
between Detroit and Buffalo, as being
an obstruction to navigation. .
An Appropriation Increased.
Washington, June 11.— The post
office appropriation bill was reported in
the senate to-day. The senate amend
ments increase the total appropriation
$1,500,000. A million dollars is appro-
Eriated to give letter carriers the bene
tof the eight-hour law, and $800,000
for ocean subsidies. Two hundred
thousand dollars is : cut off of the appro
priation providing for the rent, light
and fuel for third-class postoffices.
Hung Up Again.
; Washington, June ll.— The senate
cemmittee on the judiciary to-day fur
ther considered the nomination of Mel
villeW. Fuller to be chief justice with
out result ; : The meeting continued
nearly half an hour after the senate had
assembled, and the case was then post
poned for. - two weeks. The motion to
: postpone w'* 8 made hy Mr. Vest, ~
ECHOES OFTHE FRAY,
Manipulators of Five Distinct
Presidential Booms Are
Now in Chicago. •
- »
Alger's and Allison's Agents
Were- First on the
Ground.
Gresham Is Present in Per
son, and Sherman by
Proxy.
Harrison's Men Are There and
the Whole Lot Is Wire
pulling.
Chicago, June Representatives
of five distinct presidential booms are in
the city to-night, and others are mo
mentarily expected. Pictures of the
candidates were being posted up in the
hotels during the evening, and the half
dozen delegates already arrived for the
Republican national convention, were
being eagerly sought for by wire
pullers and newspaper men. Alger's
and - Allison's agents, who were
the first on the roundg were
reinforced early by Sherman's proxy
and to-night added accredited
spokesmen for Harrison. Judge Gres
ham was present in person. He resides
at the Palmer house, and more than one
politician from abroad made his ac
quaintance quite casually, so to speak.
His local supporters came to the front
with an open meeting in one of the club
rooms adjoining the Grand Pacific
rotunda, where a number of rousing
speeches were made, and the applase
wafted to the apartments of the man
agers for the other leaders. All of
these, so far arrived, had convenient
quarters close to the rotunda.
At the Allison headquarters there
seemed to be more going on than in the
rooms of any of the other candidates.
Quite a group of lowans were present,
and people from other states were drop
ping in continuously, giving the place a
decidedly business-like appearance.
J. J. Clarkson, chairman of the lowa
delegation and a member of the Repub
lican national committee, expressed
the opinion that the contest over the
nomination for president was
FAST NARROWING DOWN
to three men. "One of them," he de
clared, "is Senator Allison." Mr. Clark
son added: "It is being recognized very
generally in the East that Allison is the
candidate standing for the principle of
protection in the Northwest as against
the new line in the party led by power
ful party newspapers set up for tariff
reform. Allison will have great
strength in the country west of the
Mississippi— votes in all the
states there and strong support in most
of them.* He has strength in the South,
a great deal of strength in Connecticut,'
Rhode Island, Maine and Vermont, and
a great deal of second choice strength in
in New Jersey and New York. 1 be
lieve that the undertow at the present
time is strongly toward Allison, and it
is conceded that he has the great
strength of being a candidate without
antagonisms and able to command the
full party vote in every state."
Senator Harrison's interests were be
ing looked after by Charles F. Griffin,
Indiana's secretary of state, accom
panied by ex-Congressman Peel. The
two arrived this evening and were not
slow in beginning missionary work for
their chief. Mr. Griffin was enthusi
astic over the outlook. "Thurman's
nomination by the Democrats," said he,
"is a play right into the hands of Harri
son. It makes Indiana more than ever
a doubtful state."
"Does not the same argument apply
equally in favor of Gresham?" he was
asked.
"It would if Gresham were Indiana's
candidate," was the ready answer.
"But such is not the case. The peo
ple of Indiana want Harrison. They
are not hostile to Gresham, of course,
but
HARRISON IS THEIR MAN.
Further than that, every delegate from
Indiana favors Harrison, and is pledged
to his- support. How long? Just as
Jong as there is a probable chance that
he may win. It will not be a compli
mentary vote affair— that much is cer
tain. No, indeed, Harrison's strength
is . not confined to Indiana. He will
have votes from all sections of
the country many on even the
first ballot. When it comes to
picking a . second choice, Harrison is
probably outnumbered by no one." Mr.
Griffin thought that with Harrison at
the head of the ticket the second place
would undoubtedly go to New York,
Connecticut or New Jersey. Just who
would be preferred in such an event
had not been thoroughly considered.
W. S. Cappeler, chairman of the Re
publican state committee of Ohio, sturd
ily championed the cause of John Sher
man. The Ohio delegates would stick
to their senator in this convention, said
Mr. Cappeler, until
„ SHEOL WAS CONGEALED.
"As for Thurman," he added, "so far
from his nomination being a strong one,
it is the reverse. Thurman is indeed
weak in Ohio. We do not put Mr. Sher
man forward because Thurman is to be
feared, but because Mr. Sherman is the
strongest and best equipped man
in the field. We claim he can
carry a greater vote in the
doubtful states than any other man, and
if nominated he will certainly command
the full strength of his party and thus
assure victory." Mr. Cappeler's reason
for believing Thurman weak in Ohio
was given as the secret bitterness to
ward the "Old Roman" long-nursed by
many leading Ohio Democrats. Alger's
representatives, Col. Frank J. Hecker
and Maj. George H. Hopkins, of Detroit,
allowed it to be inferred they were con
ducting a still hunt. They were jubi
lant over the expressions of Patrick
Egan and other Irish-Americans favor
ing Alger in preference to Gresham.
Hecker hinted that other surprises were
in store. As nearly as could be judged
by surface indications, the Alger agents
have
' ' ; J . EVES ON ILLINOIS,
hoping to divide the opparently solid
Gresham phalanx in this state by cap
turing at least a portion of the old sup
porters of Logan.
STRONG WITH EVERYBODY.
Lieut. Gov. White, of California,
Sizes Up Thurman's Strength on j
the Slope. '^r
Chicago, June 11.— Lieut. Gov.
Stephen ; M. White, of California, who
was temporary, chairman at the St.
Louis convention, was at the Palmer
yesterday. 1 He leaves to-day for the
East. He expressed himself as delighted
with • the strength ' exhibited by the
new ticked. "California *. is a close
state," he said, "but with Thurman, I,
think, we can carry it. Thurman Will
draw Republican votes, because he has
placed himself right on the railroad and -
WANT NELSON'S
CHAIR.
Men Ambitious of Warm
ing it and the man
who will, all will
figure in
WEDNESDAY'S GLOBE.
NO. 164.
Chinese questions— in fact Blame has
only imitated Thurman on the Chinese
Question, from which he has reaped set
much benefit. * Thurman is strong with
the laborers '-and the farmers. He*«-1
strong with everybody. If Blainej
should be nominated" the result might
be dubious, but I should be glad to sea
Sherman nominated. He could not gel
a Pacific coast state."
"How do you * account for Oregon's
large Republican majority?"
•'Oregon has never gone Democratic*
in a presidential year. It is irretrieva-*
bly Republican, and the vote this year
has increased about one-third, I be
lieve."
Gov. White said he thought Thurman'a
nomination helped Sherman's chances.
"The California delegation that is com
ing here denies it," he continued, bnt I
see evidence that it intends to spring
Stanford on the convention when the
right time comes. I wonder if a hall
million dollars would have any effect
on the Republican convention. Why, f
can conceive of" circumstances that
would make the festive Senegambian of
the sunny South, with visions of a
a bright and happy future free from
care and toil, think that Senator Stan
ford is one of the greatest statesman in
the world." -
JUST AS WAS EXPECTED.
Blame, It Is Said, Will Accept ii
the Nomination Is Given Him.
Special to the Globe.
Baltimore, Md., June 11.— The
Sun's special from Columous to-night
says: "Your correspondent has it on
authority that is scarcely questionable
that Governor Foraker has a letter
from Whitelaw Reid advising him
that Blame will not refuse the
nomination for president if the
convention at Chicago offers it to him.
Mr. Reid says that he bases the state
ment on information contained in a pri
vate letter that he has just received
from Mr. Blame. He wishes Gov.
Foraker to take second place on the
ticket with Mr. Blame. He points out
that the convention is judiciously
managed, can be stampeded for
Elaine. Mr. Reid is anxious
that Gov. Foraker have charge of the
movement in the interest of Mr. Blame,
but Gov. Foraker is receiving scores or
letters from delegates to' Chicago beg
ging him to allow his name to be pre
sented to the convention for first place,
and the governor is ambitious. If
Gov. Foraker will work according to -
Mr. Reid's suggestions, it is the opinion
of Blame leaders here that the ticket
will be a Blame and Foraker."
JOHN SHERMAN'S BROTHER
Said That Tecum Will Take the
Stump if the Buckeye Senator
Is Nominated.
Special to the Globe.
Washington, June 11.—Congress
man Ben Butterworth, of Ohio, said this**
evening: "Gen. W. T. Sherman is one.
of the best campaign speakers in this
country, but no one can get him to take'
part in politics. But blood is thicker
than water, and if the old hero's brother i
John were nominated by the Republi
cans, you might be sure that Gen. Sher
man would lift up his voice and be
heard everywhere, and most effectively*,
too. mis is regarded by many as a
strong appeal for Sherman's nomination, ,
as the support of the general would, it'
is thought, wheel the old soldier ele-} 3
ment into line again with the Republic
can party.
SPOONER'S SOFT SOAP.
He Has Prepared a Large Quan
tity ofltforUse at the Chicago
Convention.
Special to the Globe.
Washington, June 11.— Senator
Spooner, of Wisconsin, has prepared
and will deliver an elaborate and fin
ished oration in nominating Gov. Rusk
for the presidency at Chicago. It is be
lieved that the forthcoming speech will
be the finest ever delivered by Spooney
anywhere.
Perry Carson and Andy Gleason, the
delegates to Chicago from the District
of Columbia, will vote for Blame all the
time, regardless of his Florence and.
Paris letters.
It Is a Small Crowd.
New York, June 11.— first meet
ing of the Irish-American A nti- Free-
Trade league was held in this city to**
night. It was stated that the league
consists now of twenty-seven clubs*,
with a total of 1,000 members. Thi? is i
movement headed by Hon. A. L. Morri
son, of Chicago, in the interest of the
Republican party.
Taylor for Congress.
Chicago, June 11.— The first Illinois*,,
congressional convention met to-day.
and nominated Col. Abner Taylor for
congress to succeed R. W. Dunham.
Judge Eugene Carey and William J.
Campbell were selected delegates to the
national convention and instructed for
Judge Gresham for president.
Carr, of New York.
Special to the Globe.
Washington, June 11.— A confer
ence of Republican leaders was held to
day, and it was participated in by
friends of Allison, Rusk, Alger, Sher
man, Harrison and Gresham, and the
unanimous sentiment of all is that for
second place on the Republican ticket
Gen. Carr, of New York, is the man.
DICKINSON'S DEMAND. ,
The Postmaster General Asks for
More Than a Million Extra Cash.
Washington, _ June. 11.— The post
master general to-day sent to 5 congress
an additional estimate of appropriation
for the free delivery service for the
next fiscal year of $1,021,200. This ad
ditional amount, the postmaster general
says, is necessary to carry out the pro
visions of the act extending the eight
hour law to letter carriers. It is esti
mated that it will be necessary to em
ploy 1,000 more carriers— increase of
25 per cent to bring the hours of letter
carriers within the provisions of the
law. "'•"'_ ■•■ ■ ;';*.:
A Church Dedicated.
Special to the Globe.
Winona, Minn., June 11.— The new
German Methodist church, on the cor
ner of Indiana avenue and West San
born street, was dedicated yesterday
afternoon in the presence of a very
large assemblage. In the morning Pre
siding Elder Kopp preached the ser
mon, after which $300 was subscribed.
Rev. Mr. Schneider, the pastor of the
First . German M. E. - church here, as
sisted in the exercises. In the after
noon Rev. Levi Gilbert -preached in
English. Rev. F. F. 'Allen followed,
John Rohineder. chairman of the board
of trustees, then formally presented the
church, and the dedication prayer was
made by Rev. Mr. Kopp. About $450
was . pledged in the afternoon. The
church and site cost $2,200 and the fur
niture $300. A. ,';.,. '.'."-.."'.
These .Will Wed.
Special to the Globe. "*'~
Chippewa Falls, Wis., June 11.—
The marriage .of William McGee and
Miss Bridget Doonari is announced ;fo *■
o-morrow morning. They will spend
their honeymoon in Minneapolis.

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