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NEVER GETS LEFT ON POLITICS. Read the Chicago Reports THIS WEEK. YOL.X. BADLY JRATTLEO. Minnesota Delegates, Like Those of Other States, Are at Sea. they Are Waiting to See Which Way the Cat Will Jump, orseeing* His Waterloo, Ora torical Davis Wisely Runs to Cover. Senator O'Brien Chosen Chair man of the Delegation by Acclamation. Langdon Also Knew Enough to Retire in Good Time. National Committeeman Ev ans, Therefore, Has a Walk over for Re-Election. Geo. Pease, of Anoka, Springs a Vice Presidential Joke. The Plumed Knight's Spook Stalks Behind the Candi dacy of Depew, Into Which the Batteries of All Other Aspirants Pour Hot Shot. Black Jack's Widow Receives an Ovation— Allison's Elab orate Headquarters. Er-cclnl to the Globe. Chicago, June — "Far, far at sea" aptly expresses the situation to-night. If there is one man among the million of people in Chicago who has a definite opinion as to the outcome of the con vention, he hasn't had the courage to express it. This convention is excep tional in one respect. I have never be- ' fore attended a convention before but that on the eve of it there were some evidences of concentration. Nothing of the kind is visible here to-night. On the contrary the conflicting elements are getting farther apart, and in most instances a feeling of bitterness is manifested, Blame is the cinder in the eye which causes all the irritation. The Minnesota delegates are drifting with the others. They, too, are at sea in an open boat without a rudder or compass, and will land just where the tide carries them. The day has been one of noise and bluster; of parades and surging crowds.and consequently every- body is rattled. Amid so much noise and confusion and dis comfort, a man couldn't think if he wanted to. The day has been hot and sultry, and our Minnesota people, who have always been accus tomed to cool breezes and an exhilirat ing atmosphere, have sweltered all day under the torrid conditions of a Chicago summer climate. They have laid around all day in their shirt sleeves, seeking the coolest nooks and corners of the hotel corridors, panting for breath. It was not until a late hour this afternoon that they could summon energy enough to meet in caucus for the purpose of per fecting an organization, and the caucus was a lazy sort of an affair. Realizing that DEFEAT WAS INEVITABLE, at the last moment Mr. Davis with drew from the contest for chairman, and on his motion Senator O'Brien was elected by acclamation. Likewise, realizing that his cake was all dough in the contest for member of the national committee, Senator Langdon agreed to limit his ambition to an appoint ment on the committee on noti fication, and let Bob Evans walk oil' with the prize. Mr. Evans was ac cordingly re-elected by acclamation. Charles S. Lewis was elected secretary and the committees were made up as follows. . On resolutions, Col. C. G. Edwards; on credentials, J. Miller; on permanent organization,G.G. Harley. on notification, R. B. Langdon; vice president, M. S. Chandler. The caucus work was soon done and the delegates again sought the corridor for fresh air. "Minnesota's Candidates for Vice Presi dent" was the title of a card around the ' hotel lobbies to-day. The card had a picture on it bearing a striking RESEMBLANCE TO GEN. -WASHBURN, but underneath was the name "O. L. Cutter." * Whether it was Washburn trying to work up a vice-presidential boom, or whether Mr. Cutter, who was secretary of the senate last year, was posing on his likeness to the Minneap olis millionaire to advertise himself, was the subject of discussion for some time. The conclusion was finally reached that George Pease, of Anoka, was the originator of the joke. Maj. Hawkins, of Indiana, the de feated Republican candidate for gov ernor at the last election, visited the Minnesota headquarters this morning at the head of a Hoosier delegation to present Gresham's claims. In his speech to the delegation Maj. Hawkins asserted that Gresham is and always has been as strong a protectionist as James G. Blame dared to be. Where upon Gen. Jim Baker reminded him that Minnesota Republicans were in favor of a low tariff. This seemed to stump Hawkins, and without bringing his speech to a close he walked out of the Toom, followed by his Gresham boomers. The lowa delegates are encouraged to-night by the up ward tendency of Allison . stock. They are of the opinion that the rumbling of the Blame ground swell has had the effect of directing more atten tion to Allison as a compromise candi date. Outside of.the lowa delegation this feeling is not shared to any extent. The general opinion of disinterested parties is that the Blame ground swell will have force enough to * SWAMP THE WHOLE BATCH, Allison included. The Wisconsin dele gation effected the following -organiza tion to-day: Chairman, Senator John C. Spooner; secretary, G. A. Knapp; vice president,* H. O. Fairchild; on resolutions, W. C. Carter; on rules, A. C. Turner; permanent organization, A. W. Sanborn; credentials, James O'Neill; on notification, C. O. Chapin. G. G. Hartley is a delegate at large from Minnesota. He is engaged in lum bering and farming, and his home is in Duluth. He will vote for Chauncey M. Depew as long as the railroad magnate is a candidate, and thus expresses him self: "I support Depew because he is a bright business man. We need his kind of ability in the White house. We need a great executive head more than any railroad company does, and Depew is experienced, honest and capable. I was for Blame first, but I took him at his word." SOB SOME VERY HOT SHOT. . The Batteries of All Opposing Camps Directed Toward Depew — Raking Up His Record. Special to the Globe. Chicago, June 18.— Both the Sher man and Alger lieutenants had been calculating upon becoming the resid uary legatees of some of the New York strength. In both camps it was freely admitted that they were face to face with a serious condition of affairs. Not only are New York's seventy-two votes a good many, but the state is a piviot one. With the exception of Hayes,. no presi dent has been elected for the past quarter of a century without its aid. Also the Ohians and Indianians and lowans, and the others say: "When the New Yorkers go into the convention and say Depew can carry New York and nobody else can, the effect is bound to be tremendous. -'They admit, too, that he will get votes out of Nebraska, which has four railroad at torneys in its delegation some out of lowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, perhaps Kansas, to say nothing of the southern states; but they will not ad- j mit that he will come within the 412 votes necessary for the nomination. They say, and it certainly looks that way to-night, that when the granger vote once gets scared at the prospect of A RAILROAD NOMINEE, it will at once run to shelter behind the strongest man. In this light the situation ought to be more pleasing to Sherman than to any of the others. He has been in the lead from the start, and largely so, and al though the Depew candidacy has lost him some votes that had been confi dently counted upon, he gained dur ing the day in other directions. Alger as well as Allison may still have a show, but the fact remains that the situation is New York and Depew againt the field, with the chances of the latter combining on Sherman. The batteries of the other camps were opened on Depew as soon as his candidacy was fairly launched. It was loudly pro claimed that his DENUNCIATIONS OF GRANT and the Republican party in 1872, when he was the Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor of New York, would be raked up and used against the ticket with terrific effect, just as the Republi cans used the denunciations of the Democratic and Liberal candidate , for : president on the same ticket with De pew. Further, it was contended that while the fact that a man is identified with a great railroad system ought not to be a barrier to his seeking elevation to the highest office in the gift of the - republic, _•**- that this idea could SAINT PAUL, MINN. TUESDAY MORNING, JUNE 19, 1888. not be impressed upon the great holy of granger voters. Assuming, therefore, that they would revolt en masse againt a railroad man at the head of the ticket, Illinois, lowa, Wisconsin, and, in fact the entire Repulican strong holds of the West and Northwest would become a doubtful territory, while the Republican party would be put upon the defensive. To all of which the New Yorkers are simply replying: "The man that can carry New York can carry every Republican state. Re publicans are not bolters, aud they learned a lesson in 1884." BLACK JACK'S WIDOW. Mrs. Logan Tendered a Remark able Reception by Politicians and Soldiers. Chicago, June 18.— of the pleas antest incidents of the day, and one that attracted great attention on all sides, was a remarkable ovation to Mrs. John A. Logan. The femous general's widow paid a visit to the wife of Stephen B. Elkins, at the rooms of the latter's hus band at the Grand Pacific hotel, and it was there that what proved to be a levee which a queen might have been proud of began. The news that Mrs. Logan was at Elkins' rooms spread quickly, and the lady in a few moments found herself surrounded by a number of such distinguished leaders as Chaun cey M. Depew, Thomas J. Piatt, Frank Hiscock, B. F. Jones, Joseph 11. Mauley and J. S. Clarkson, waiting to do her honor. The long procession that fol lowed included Gen. Green B. Raum, of Kentucky; John V. Farwell, of Chi cago; Attorney General Machener,of In diana; United States Senators Aidrich, and Hale; G. A. Hobart, of New Jersey; Samuel Fessenden, of Connecticut; Walker and Emmons Blame; Richard Kerens, of St. Louis, and Col. Crocker, of San Francisco. The impromptu re ception over, Mr. and Mrs. Elkins started to accompany Mrs. Logan to dinner. The moment that the trio emerged from Mr. Elkins' apartments, and Mrs. Logan was recognized, poli ticians of every degree and HUNDREDS OF OLD SOLDIERS pressed forward to obtain a word, or look, or hand-shake from the lady who was so familiar to them all. As a dis play of enthusiasm and sympathy, the result was unrivaled in the many stirring outbursts that are preceding the assembling of the convention. It required fully an hour for Mrs. Logan, aided by the strong arm and herculean presence of Elkins, to push a passage through the eager throng into the din ing hall. The remarkable outburst was repeated when the party attempted to return to the Elkins apartments. A detour and passage through the upper halls of the hotel was the only means of getting away from the excited, cheering crowds. A GLIMPSE OF FAIRYLAND. The Allison Headquarters Surpass Those of any Other Aspirant. Chicago, June 18— The Allison headquarters has blossomed as the rose. Not content with their old suite of rooms, the Allison men have moved into the ladies' ordinary of the Grand Pa cific, and have decorated the large room until it is the handsomest headquarters in the City. Over the main entrance, trimmed with flags and bunting, is the name "Allison" picked out with incan descent electric lights, showing to splendid advantage in the compara tively dark hall. Inside there is almost a glimpse of fairyland; beautiful flags and streamers adorn the walls and circle about huge PICTURES OF IOWA'S FAVORITE. Ropes of smilax, dotted thick with ex quisite roses, criss-cross from the chan deliers. Delegate Rood, of lowa, said: "Alli son has strengthened materially since Saturday. We have gained thirty-five votes certain, and. as it stands now, will go into the convention with over 100 votes pledged for our candidate. Then we have almost positive assurance from the delegates of a large state that they will come over to see us after the first few ballots. If lowa were a doubt ful state, I think there would be no question of Allison's success. Gresham has many friends in our delegation, and he is easily the second choice, so far as I can see. We have not yet considered our second choice, however, as we think Allisou stands as good a chance, if not a better one, than any of the candidates. lowa, in any event, is for the nominee. We will carry the state if the convention should nominate a man from the Flor ida everglades." SCENES AT HEADQUARTERS. The Rusk Booan the Only One That Does Not Flourish as a Green Bay Tree. Special to the Globe. * Chicago, June 18.— Indiana contrib uted two train loads of perspiring patri ots to help out the Harrison boom, and for eight hours to-day four young mar ried beauties— Mrs. Lovett. daughter of Will Cumback; Mrs. Harkness, wife of State Senator Harkness: Mrs. Griffin and Mrs. John W. Scott, all of Hoosier dom—did yeoman's service at headquar ters with their dainty fingers in decorating the coat lapels of the visitors with Harrison badges, and the immense and ever-changing crowd that passed through the parlors indicated that the innovation worked like a charm. Alger's friends, as well as those of Allision, were working with might and main and claimed to be gaining ground. A more con servative course was pursued by the Rusk managers, who kept within their rooms and contented them selves with welcoming whoever chose fo call in. They gave it out from tne start that they did not propose to antag onize any of the other booms, and, al though they insisted that they had no second choice, and that they wers with Jerry to the last, their general demeanor plaidly indicated that they looked upon the affair more as a LABOR OF LOVE than a real effort to secure for theßadger state a place upon the presidential ticket. The throng that filled the Gresham headquarters was composed in the main of Chicagoans and an anti- Harrison contingent from Indiana. In the afternoon they sent a committee to the Massachusetts delegation in the in terests of the judge, but although they were given a respectful hearing, they went £&way without iany encourage ment. To-night the Greshamites held a mass meeting at Central Music hall, Col. R. G. Ingersoll and Mayors Shackelford and Calkins, of Indiana, being the prin cipal speakers. At the Ohio headquar ters enthusiasm continued at fever heat, and the most extravagant claims as to Sherman's status were made, not a few of his supporters declaring that his nomination was assured on the third ballot. Along in the afternoon an impromptu mass meeting was held in the rotunda fronting headquarters and speeches were delivered by Con gressman B utter worth and Gov. For aker. The latter, .who was cheered for several minutes upon making his ap pearance, paid his respects to President Cleveland and the administration in his usual style, while -Mr. Butterworth, who was constantly interrupted by cries of "Blame" and "Gresham," warned the friends ot the latter that it would I be a dangerous thing for the Republi- * can party to encage in politics as a \ mere game and trick. . . ■ ALL. ARE SOMEWHAT AWRY- Half a Dozen Delegations Badly Split Up and the Others Very Shaky. Special to the Globe. - Chicago, June Most of the dele gations held meeting this afternoon and evening and selected their chairmen and members of the variou^committees. The Arkansas delegation is badly split up in its preferences. Vermont fav ored Gresham. The Colorado men de clined to make known their choice in advance of the convention. Allison and Alger had the bulk of the Nebraska delegation at its meeting. Massachu setts also resolved on a policy of silence. The present convention in point of numbers is the greatest ever held in Chicago. Nothing like it has ever been seen before. From the appearance of the streets it would be imagined that whole towns had emptied their popula tion into the Garden City. At the hotels the throngs are enormous and the crush and babel something frightful. There were times when the people were WEDGED IN A SOLID MASS in the rotunda and upper corridors of the Grand Pacific for twenty minutes or more without being able to move a step, and the efforts of the police to bring or der out of chaos were only added to the geheral confusion. It will be worse to morrow, for, according to the railroad over 15,000 visitors, including a big Rusk contingent from "Wisconsin, three carloads from Nebraska and two of Alger shouters from Michigan will be in between midnight and day break. It says much for Chicago that she can feed and house them all with plenty of room to spare. The . national committeemen selected at the various ; caucuses to-day include the following: lowa, Hon. John S. Clarkson; New Hampshire, Charles Pine; Minnesota. R. G. Evans, re-elected; New Jersey, G. A. Flaharty; Connecticut, Samuel Fessenden; Wisconsin, H. C. Payne; Indiana, John C. New; Maine, T. M. Haynes; Michigan, J. P. Sanborn; Colorado, Gen. William Ham mond; Vermont, F. L. Burden; Massachusetts, Frank P. Hintney. If many of the delegations follow the example of Massachusetts and Texas the first ballot is liable to be turned into a roaring farce. The men from the old Bay state at a meeting late to-night de cided to split their votes among the can didates, and as there are not enough of the latter to go around one vote will be announced for Robert T. Lincoln. In the Texas meeting one delegate stated that his vote would go to \V. M. Evarts, and a second intimated a preference for George W. Childs. NEW ENGLAND AT SEA. Her Delegations Not So Agreed as That of Texas. Special to the Glob.. Chicago, June 18.— The New Eng land delegations were in caucus twice to-day. At the first caucus the candi dacy of every aspirant was discussed, and it was decided that New England could make itself felt by presenting a united front. At the second caucus the feasibility of voting with New York on the first ballot was considered, and a majority of the Connecticut men strongly urged this course of action. Conference committees' were appointed to talk with the managers of various booms and report the situation to the meeting to de held to-morrow. The Texas dele gation at a meeting to-day decided to present the name of a presidential can didate to the convention. They will present Judge C. R. Sabine or Judge McCormick, both of United States dis trict courts. This action caused a vast amount of comment. FAR OVER THE SEA Is the Moses for Whom Republi cans Call. Special to the Globe. Chicago, June 18.— "Blame, Blame, James G. Blame," was the cry of a large street parade to-night in augurated by 7 the Young Men's Business clubs of this city. Probably 1,000 or 1,200 men were in line with several brass bands. Besides the young men's clubs, there were 150 Californians; the Topeka Flambeau club; a -number of Kansas delegates: and pehaps 300 Ohioans. All soits of transparencies and banners were carried, the, favorite mottoes be in-; ■■.:.: 7 r 7.-;- •;.-. "Blame and Protection," and "Blame Brains.""i The paraders marched through the streets for a couple of hours and met with an enthusiastic reception all along their route. , . DOUGHERTY'S AMBITION. The Eloquent Orator to Be Sent to Congress From a New York Down-Town District. New York, June IS.— Daniel Dough erty, who affiliated with Tammany im mediately on his migration from Phila delphia to this city, and who made the speech in the St. Louis convention re nominating Cleveland, is slated for con gress. It was a wonder to his friends for awhile that he should make his dom icile at the Astor house, because that hotel, although not a bad one, is too far down town for residence purposes. But it is all plain enough now. The Eighth congressional district includes the lower end of the city, where business struc tures have nearly crowded out all other dwellings than tenement houses and janitors'- quarters, but it includes the Astor house, and it is one of the dis tricts which Tammany carries safely in its pocket, another being the one from which Congressman Cox is sent to Washington. Tammany desires to retain eloquent Mr. Dougherty as its chief speaker, and was therefore bound to give him politically whatever within reason he desired. He chose a seat in congress, and that is why he lo cated himself so far down town. Bu there is a congressman from the Eighth district already in the person of Timothy. Jefferson Campbell, representative of that part of town, and a unique charac ter in his way. He is one of the boys, with no polish and plenty of rough edges, but whole-souled and popular with his constituents. Two men more distinctly unlike than Dan Dougherty and Tim Campbell could not be im agined, the one a polished, oratorical gentleman of the old school, and the ' other a roistering fellow, with an un grammatical tongue. But Campbell is strong in the hearts of his neighbors, '■ and he declares positively that Tie will not give up his place if he can help • it. Tammany is mighty, and is accustomed to prevail in that district, and so Camp bell will, doubtless, have to be unseated for Dougherty, although there will be a hot fight about it. ■ Now Come the Blame Cohorts. Cincinnati, June 18.— Young Men's Blame club, one hundred and fifty strong, accompanied by the First regiment band, left at 9 p. m. for Chi- cago oyer the C- JI. & 1). railway, DEPEWOR BUST New York Puts Up the Big gest Kind of a Bluff. Vanderbilt's Man Friday With the Silver Tongue Is Its Choice. He Will Get the Solid Vote of the Delega tion. Supporters of Other Presiden tial Possibilities Feel Ex ceedingly Weary. California, However, Is Deeply Wedded to Its Tattooed Idol. Blame Is Its Choice and the Sentiment Is Grow ing. No Other Kan Can Knock Out All Other Candi dates. When the Deadlock Comes, as It Will, Blame Will Be Chosen. First California Is Snubbed and Then Toadied by the Manipulators. The Gavel to Be Permanently Wielded by a Pacific Coaster. Special to the Globe. * Chicago, June 18.— political situ i ation has taken on a new, and so far as some of the favorite sons are concerned, a decidedly unpleasant phase. All doubt and speculation as to where New York will stand on the last ballot, as well as the first, has been set at rest. Depew is the choice of the delegation, and it will present his name to the convention. That was decided at this morning's cau cus. But there were people who, fail ing to read between the lines, interpreted this decision as savoring only- of a compliment and went on figuring as to the candidates upon whom the delega tion would split after the first ballot. To-night they quit their mathematical labors in a hurry. In secret and solemn caucus, just as the sun was setting this ; evening, the New York delegation de cided that Chauncey M. Depew was its first and last choice that it would take neither part or parcel in anybody else's candidacy, J. ut that it would stay by its man until THE LAST GUN "WAS FIRED. To say that the punlic announcement of this action created a rattling of dry bones in the other camps is to meagerly describe the sensation it produced. And when on top of it came word that Con necticut had decided to fall in line with New York and stand by her to the end, that support had been promised from New Jersey and Pennsylvania, as well as from the South, the outward and visible signs of a Depew boom became quickly apparent. Thousands of badges with his clear-cut features appeared as if by magic, and there was a sadden avalanche of lithographs that told the throngs in every hotel in the city that the counterfeit presentment upon which they looked was that of the "grangers' friend," "the wage-earner's choice," "the people's leader," and the "protector of American labor." Simul taneous with the issue of the pictures and badges a ton of literature, all of it of a high protective order and addressed in the main to the producing classes, especially one leaflet comparing the wages paid "in England un der free trade," and in the "United States under protection," was put in circulation. To-ni_ht De pew enthusiasm and Depew talk is putting all the other booms in the shade, and his adherents are working with vigor to make amends for his late ! appearance in the field. Only one opin ion was expressed at the headquarters of the other candidates; that was that Depew was a dangerous candidate, and that the railroad interest had certainly made up its mind to inaugurate a hot fight. ______________ J SOLID FOR DEPEW. The Empire State Delegation Stakes Its Strength on the Fig urehead of the Vanderbilts. Chicago, Juue 18.— New York delegation met at noon to-day with closed doors, and remained in session for an hour. The meeting was called to order by G. B. Sloan, as temporary , chairman.and the first business in order stated to be the election of a permanent chairman. Chauncey M. Depew was unanimously elected to fill the position, and R. A. Hamilton was elected as per manent secretary. Frank Hiscock was appointed to serve on the committee on resolutions; J. B. Weber on the com mittee on credentials; G. B. Sloan on the committee on permanent organiza tion, and Gen. Husted on the committee *on rules. A resolution " was -then adopted, without a dissenting voice, de claring Chaumcev M. Depew to be the choice of the . delegation for the presi dential nomination, and amid a chorus of cheers the meeting adjourned, while the delegates burst into the hall shout ing 7/ . - "■ :---.:.' \ "HURRAH FOR DEPEW, ■■ : 7.*. •* --and giving other evidences of enthusi asm; nor was their -ardor dampened to any appreciable extent when answering cheers for Allison and Gresham came from the respective . headquarters of those candidates, nor when the lowa delegation marched in front of the New York room, keeping step to the refrain . *of "Allison, Allison, ■. William B. Alli ■ son." : Mr. Depew held quite a recep tion, an - he received many congiatula tions upon the unanimity shown by his delegation in his support. The New York delegates were the re cipients ot a visit this forenoon from the lowa delegation, headed by a brass band and bearing a large photograph of Senator Allison, draped with American flags. It was hospitably received, and the large audience which assembled in the parlors joined in the refrain to the air of "Good-bye, My Lover, Good-bye." Both delegations joined in a campaign song prophetic of the defeat of Grover Cleveland at the approaching election. WEDDED TO THEIR IDOL. California Slill Shouts for Blame and Favors Alger as the Resid uary Legatee of His Strength. Special to the Globe. Chicago, June 18.— The California delegates and the coasters generally have enjoyed themselves to-day in pa rading the streets with the Kansas City Republican club and the Topeka Flam beau club, which were met this morning at the Union depot by the California delegation and portions of the other Pacific coast delegations. The coasters had along with them their big blue silk and gold protection banners, their big picture of Blame and the magnificent California white silk banner. They es corted the Kansas Blame men all over town, and the marked absence of Cali fornians from the Leland, where their headquarters are situated was due to the fact that they were too busy BOOMING THE BLAINE MOVEMENT in these parades to attend to the business at their well stocked headquarters. The coasters were martialed by S. P. Can cliff, of the California delegation, who made an admirable field marshal for the occasion. While the main body of the delegates were engaged in this mission ary work for the Maine statesman a few of the leading spirits were busy with more practical work. The committee appointed by the Pacific coast meeting of yesterday, which held a stormy ses sion in which Mr. Gage took issue vigorously with Senator Jones, of Ne vada, as to the interpretation of the Blame letter and claimed that the nomination of Mr. Blame might be made in such a manner as to enable him to accept without discrediting either his motives or his words was again the leading topic in session this morning. At this meeting, although Senator Jones opposed any agreement of a first choice for Blame, it was practically agreed that Blame was the favorite candidate of the Pacific coast and classically it was understood that some such recom mendations should be made to the pro posed meeting of the Pacific coast dele gations at 1 o'clock. The matter of a second choice was also considered by this committee and upon a vote taken Gen. Alger, of Michigan, was men tioned as the probable residuary. LEGATEE «F THE BLATNE STRENGTH of the Pacific coast. For some occult rea son difficult as yet to explain, there was no meeting of the Pacific coast delega tion at 1 o'clock and the subsequent proposed meeting at 5 o'clock was also a failure. Senator Stewart, of Nevada, and Senator Jones were in the Califor nia headquarters at the time appointed, and appeared to be considerably dis appointed at the failure of any consid erable portion of coasters to be present. After it had been discovered that all at . tempts to get the Pacific coast or Cali fornia delegates together at this time were futile, Senator.. Jones said to the. Globe representative:. "I do not sup pose that concerted action on the part, of the Pacific coast delegation is proba ble before one ballot at least has been taken in the convention." He did not believe it was poislble to unite the Pa cific coast delegatien for Blame. He did not think Sherman would be nomi nated, and had no idea of the Pacific coast delegates going over to Depew. He rather thought that the situation showed that the nomination would go to Allison or Harrison. "1 think," said he, "that this is in the air," but when pressed for reasons only said: "Well, that is my diagnosis of the case." A prominent member of the Califor nia delegation did not agree with the Nevada senator, and said that the Pa cific coast was too much WEDDED TO BLAINE, and the idea that he was the only can didate upon whom the coast could be heartily united to enable Senator Jones and one or two others, who had other results in view, to prevent a hearty con ourrence in any movement would place the Plumed Knight at the head of the ticket. Both of these gentlemen doubted whether the Pacific coast delegates ■ would begtn the balloting by voting for Mr. Blame, but they explained the pos sibility of this failure to do what every body expects them to do by saying that this might be more advantageous in the end to the Blame movement. Evi dently there is much to be explained in this direction before the beginning of the ballots in the convention. The Cali fornia delegates this evening took a conspicuous part in the great Blame demonstration and parade through the city. The Topeka Flambeau club and the Kansas City Republican club formed in line in front of the Leland hotel, where they were joined by the Califor nians with their banners and cheers for Blame. JONES DID IT. His Vote Made Thurston Tempo rary Chairman and Gave the Slope a Black Eye. Special to the Globe. Chicago, June 18.— To choose the man who would probably preside over the stormiest scenes of the Republican convention was the delicate and impor tant task before the national committee when the members assembled at noon to select a temporary chairman for the great assemblage of Tuesday. The call of states for the presentation of candi dates for this position was at once be gun. California, almost at the head of the list, had the advantage of being the first to name its favorite. M. M. Estee, of California, was the gentleman urged by Mr. Davis, of that state. Mr. Estee was presented in a strong speech as the candidate of the united Far West. He was put forward as ' AN ANTI-MONOPOLY MAN of the first water, and attention was called to the quick action of the Demo crats in choosing a temporary chairman from the coast. John . M. Thurston, of Nebraska, was presented in a brief speech by Church Howe, of that state. , Stress was laid on his anility as a par liamentarian and upon his brillant speech seconding Gen. Logan, in the national convention, four years ago. Mr. Leland, of Kansas, vigorously sec onded the nomination of Estee for his anti-monopoly record. Oregon also seconded him. The vote was then pro ceeded with, resulting in a tie. Chair man B. F. Jones cast the deciding vote, in favor of Thurston. The nomination was made unanimous, on motion of Hamill, of Colorado, who has acted with the Pacific coast men. J. Hale Sypher, proxy from the Di s triet of Columbia, moved that in the contest from the Third congressional district of Maryland both parties be ex cluded. Gary, of Maryland, amended by asking that both sides .- be admitted as contestants, and the matter - referred to the . committee - on credentials. Conger, of Ohio, moved to lay the whole subject on the table. 7 Conger's idea was adopted, and the result will be to admit the regular delegates recommended by Gary the member of the national com mittee from that state, • The Yirgiwj-i" contest, involving the seating of the sixteen Mahone district delegates, was reopened by Blair, of Virginia, moving reconsideration. Elkins and Lawson, of New York, joined in opposing strenuously any re consideration whatever. - Reconsidera tion was defeated,2G to 11. Adjournment following. SOREHEADS FROM THE SLOPE Californians Are Hot Because -'7, They Were Slugged. Special to tne Globe. Chicago, June 18.— Judge Thurston, who had been selected for recommenda tion to the convention as the commit tee's choice for temporary chairman, was being congratulated from all sides after the adjournment of the national committee. The Californians, thor oughly unused to defeat, were simply dumbfounded. Their opponents, how ever, were no less surprised, the close ness of the vote being almost wholly unexpected. It was pretty generally ■ conceded that the amount of strength gathered by the Californians and the number of votes they mustered was, un der the circumstances, a tribute to the Pacific slope, nothing short of that ac corded by the Democrats at St. Louis. Nevertheless, the COASTMEN WERE SORE, and their Eastern supporters not less so. Everybody else thought the Estee men had made a magnificent fight, consider ing how they had been handicapped by their late arrival — this convention being in the matter of preliminaries relatively a full week ahead of the Democratic convention, where the Californians achieved their triumphs largely by being the first men on the ground. Here, the Thurston men from Nebraska had been the early birds, and the oppo sition to Thurston had attempted to center on Patrick Egan, who could, al most undoubtedly,, have had the honor, but felt obliged, in loyalty to his fellow delegates from Nebraska, to give way to Thurston, the first favorite of the Nebraska delegation. Some talk of car rying the fight iuto the convention was heard after the meeting of the national committee was over. No one of prom inence would commit himself, however, until the matter had been thoroughly discussed in private by those who had stood for Estee. Cyrus Leland, of Kan sas, is said to have been the best and most earnest champion of Estee in the national committee. He said: "The vote for temporary chairman was a tie. The deciding vote was cast by Chairman Jones. The motion to make it unan imous for Thurston had one opposition vote, many refraining from voting. The press of Nebraska has vigorously op posed Depew as being a corporation man, yet at the first opportunity Ne braska . PRESENTS A RAILROAD ATTORNEY for temporary chairman. We came here to make votes for the party and not to drive them from the party." A consensus of opinion from the peo ple in the corridors was that Estee would have won on his presentation as an anti-monopoly candidate, but the friends of too many favorite son candi dates for the presidency united largely against such a pronounced recognition of an out and out Blame delegate as the man from the Pacific slope. It was, the verdict seemed, a reaction against the Californians' too previous shouting for Blame. At 3p. m., Estee, after con sultation '.with his friends, announced that he would not allow any contest ...on. his behalf before the convention for the ! temporary chairmanship. . The decision was made in the interest of good feeling all around, and the Californians at once commenced to regain their grip and to be regarded as still near the top of the heap. . : 7 .: TO OVERTHROW THURSTON. A Fight Against Him Will Be Made in Convention. . Special to the Globe. Chicago, June 18.— Late to-night it ■was rumored that, notwithstanding the concessions to those who opposed Thurston, an effort would yet be made on the floor of the convention to prevent him getting the coveted temporary chairmanship. The anti-monoply dele gates were saying that they would cer tainly make a light tomorrow at noon when the convention is to assemble provided they could get an available man to stand against the brilliant Ne braska railroad attorney. No one has a word of objection to Judge Thurston personally. In fact, he is a great favor ite even with his opponents, but they see a chance to make capital of oppos ing him on account of his business con nections. It was broadly hinted that a lively fight on Thurston by the West erners would be a wholesome lesson in directly to the boomers of the greater railway magnate and presidential possi bility, Chauncey M. Depew. A. BIG DISH OF CROW. The National Committee Squares Things by Naming Estee for Per manent Chairman. Special to the Globe. Chicago, June 18.— M. M. Estee, of California, will undoubtedly, from every indication to-night, be permanent chairman of the Republican national convention. The Pacific slope men were beaten in the matter of temporary organization only to capture this greater honor. Estee will have the distinction of supplanting no less a man than Warner Miller, the prospective Republican nominee for governor of New York. By common consent Miller was, up to to-night, the man for the place. The Republican leaders here were from the start, it seems, determined to be no whit behind what the Democrats in St. Louis did in affording tokens of appre ciation of the power and good will of the Pacific slope. Estee, it also seems certain to-night, could have had the temporary chairmanship as requested, even though his fiiends were opposing the friends of all candidates with their cry for Blame, had it not been for the extraordinarily early GATHERING OF THE CLANS from near-by states, and the pledges of these people to the Nebraska man, Thurston, who was right on the ground. Stephen B. Elkins said to-night: ••Immediately on my arrival here I saw the inevitable clash coming between the friends of Estee and Thurston. I tried to bring about a compromise, but could not. To-day in the meeting of the national committee the clash came, and it was evident to all present that hard feelings were the result." "Now," continued Mr. Elkins, "the majority of the committeemen were anxious to stop any such trouble, and there was not a man on the committee who would not have been glad of the chance if unavoidable circumstances had not prevented, to .— — , . ' " .. • Dp THE HANDSOME THING by the Californians— surpass in fact whatever the Democrats did or could do. So a number of us have been around to the various state caucuses, and have secured the pledges of nearly all that their members of the committee on permanent organization shall vote to put in ; Estee, of California, for per manent chairman of . the . convention, lhe Pacific slope deserves to get recognition, and everybody is glad that the thing has been done so well." The friends of Mr. Estee, who was chagrined this morning at the failure of the national committee to name him for temporary chairman of the convention, . say that but for the accidental absence THE GLOBE WILL MAKE NATIONAL POLITICS HUM THIS WEEK. CHEAP AT FIVE CENTS NO. 171. of the Idaho member he would have been chosen. Although Mr. Thurston's friends assert that several member voted for Estee who would, had it been; found necessary, have changed thei vote. Mr. Estee himself, who all day preserved a dignified demeanor, re* ceived the news, of his defeat with equanimity. He said to the Globe's representative, who gave him the first news of the result: "Well, I guess the convention can get along comfortably without my assistance in the chair, and I am in no way disappointed. 1 was, not solicitous about the matter and an* entirely satisfied." Some time later in the afternoon. Sen« ator Foley, who had been actively at work with the national committee ia Mr. Estee's interest, came into the Call, fornia headquarters and quietly in-, formed Mr. Estee and his friends that after Mr. Thurston's election, a quiet talk of the committeemen had been? held and it had been substan tially agreed that the committer should unofficially recommend tha*^ Mr. Estee should be made the per manent chairman of the convention. Before this, when some talk was in dulged in that Mr. Estee's friends should carry the matter of the temporary chairman to the floor of the convention, Mr. Estee promptly said that he desired no such thing, and was willing to accept and abide by the decision of the com mittee. When he was informed of the movement to make him permanent chairman he expressed 1 NO ESPECIAL EAGERNESS, but was willing to place himself unre* servedly in the hands of his friends. The selection of Mr. Estee for temporary chairman would have made Mr. Osborn, of Los Angeles, the California member of the convention committee on resolu tions. The matter of the selection of the resolutions committee was left over at the delegation meeting held this morning to see what would be dona about the chairmanship. When it was found that Mr. Estee had not beer chosen by the committee for the chair-? mansifaip, his name was put down as tha member of the committee on resolutions. Now that it is certain that Estee will bq the permanent chairman of the conven tion, Mr. Osborn will be substituted on that committee in place of Mr. Estee. ; THE SAME OLD STORY. All the Big Splurges Simmered Down Show That Blame's Ghost Will Not Down. Special to the Globe. Chicago, June There are tw6 forces in this convention. One is a Sherman force, open and avowed, the other a Blame force, lying under cover, but of great strength and possibilities. The news ot the day, of course, is the presentation of Depew by the unani mous vote of New York. Mr. De pew has had great- trouble in making up his mind about this matter. Yesterday afternoon he had concluded to withdraw. Later ho thought he would run. This morning he had again concluded to withdraw. While the delegation was in session two of his most intimate friends laid wagers that he would not be a candid date. At the last moment he averted the necessity of deciding the question himself by leaving it to the delegation. Depew's candidacy clears up the situa tion to some extent by stopping for the time being talk of trades with Nev? York. The general talk is that New York has *...."-"**' *- *"•'.:--■•••; ■ :• . 7,;"* GONE TO ROOST, *: and will remain there some time awaits ing developments. Though presented by the unanimous voice of the Empire state, backed by nearly one-tenth of all the votes in the convention, the Depew candidacy makes no great headway. The town has been full of rumors of whole delegations from New England and the Northwest going over to Depew, but careful investigation develops the" fact that the Northwest has but few votes for him, and that while Connecti cut is disposed to favor him a' movement is on foot in New England, with one committeman appointed from each state, to hold that entire section aloof from the Depew candidacy. It has been stated that New Jersey was for Depew, but William Walter Phelps says he knows of no vote for Depew in his state. At the present, writing the Depew movement is con* fined to New York and a dozen or fify teen scattering votes from other sctions; and the consensus of opinion is that the movement cannot grow. It has been a day of rumors concern* ing combinations. The Depew people have just begun' work, and hold out offers of the vice-presidency to Harri son, Allison and Gresham. No (such combination can be made, though each of these candidates would like to 7. : - ENTER INTO A BARGAIN by which - Depew j should . take second place on the ticket. Senator Farwell has been trying to form a combination with William Walter Phelps, and also ex-Senator Piatt for the nomination of Morton for vice president when Depew is withdrawn. Nothing was accom plished in this direction. This morn? ing the. friends of ex-Senator Harrison were in high spirits. A tacit under? standing had been had with New Jersey* by which Harrison was to be pushed; for president and Phelps for vice presU dent, with some support from New York. The presentation of Depew has taken away the New York contingent; which was reckoned on, and the combination has been abandoned. The Sherman and Allison men have also take* a hand in these treaties with state lead ers, but the prevailing feeling is one of caution, and there is nothing more than rumor to depend upon is assuming * that any combinations have been formed. In truth, New York's decision to present a favorite son has brought a lull upon the field, and it is now the belief of many good observers that nothing of real im-i| Eortance will develop till after a ballot as been had and a show of strength, brought out. Missionary work con tinues, of course, with unabated fervor; and in nearly all the camps present ef forts are directed towards getting declarations favoring their man as sec ond choice. At this juncture of affairs doubtful delegates - - REFUSE TO MAKE PLEDGES, and on the eve of the convention the field does not present any new aspect of striking interest. The most positive measurable quantity is the Sherman force, which numbers about 275 votes. It is a contingent which does not seem . to grow. Depew's candicacy takes from Sherman at least ten or twelve votes in New York which follow the leadership of Warner Miller, and the growth of the Blame feeling has taken from him the large vote promised him in Massachusr etts by Senator Hoar. The Western and, coast states have decided to oppose Sher man, and are greatly weakening him. There is a Blame programme. It is in the hands of Elkins, Manley, Kerens, and some of their associates. It is not believed that Phelps, Piatt or ' Depew ' are parties to it. though Charles Emory. > Smith: Calvin Wells and the Pennsyl- , vania Blame men are believed to be in sympathy with the movement. The Blame programme has been to deadlocks the convention, tie up and confuse . its?* with a wearisome rivalry, and then* bring Blame forward. The present*; Blame programme is to start the cry that Blame is the only man who can - beat Sherman and immediately to place place him in the contest. ; - raprag: there is LOGIC IN TmS.^-tpK It is not likely that _)epew will make, much headway, and when New York!] conies down from her roost and attempts' Continued ou Fourth rage.