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HAXS MATTSON Treasurer JOSEPH BOBLETER Attorney General. ..MOSES E. CLAPP Chief Justice JAMES GILFILLAN Associate Justice L. W. COLLINS THK BALLOTS. Her- Me- Schef- Gil i an. Gill. for. man first informal ir>s l-w 116 17 .Second informal.. .l6l 145 lit? 17 First formal Kill 138 106 28 Second formal 17* ill US 53 Third formal 212 34 '»<; 110 Fourth formal 270 70 mi Until the last ballot Rice county cast eight votes for Clement. Braden re ceived four votes twice during the bal loting. TH X PLATFORM. On This Frail Structure the Party Ik to Stead. "Sin .' a sour o' sixpence, Bottlef o' rye! Who cares, with cheap whisky, If blankets do come high:" When the campaign's opened, 'I be bum* begin to sing: "With the tax off alcohol, Won't we have a Ding! "We'll keep warm on whisky. The fellow is a fool Who'd leave the lax on liquor < And take it off of wool:'' The Republican party of the state of Minnesota in convention assembled an nounces the following declaration of prin ciples: The Republicans of Minnesota do cordial ly ratify the nomination of -that eminent statesman and tried soldier, Benjamin Har rison, for president, and of that able and philanthropic citizen. Levi P. Morton, for vice president of the United States, and pledge them such a majority of the electors of this state as shall easily assure Minne sota the place that she so" glorlouslv won for herself in the campaign of 1884 as the banner Republican state of the North-vest. It points with pride to its record in adopting in its platform, and honestly carry ing into execution, the most practicable and effectual restraint upon the liquor traffic which has yet been devised, to the large reduction in the number of saloons In towns and cities, and their extinction in country places and the .-mailer villages, the better observance of the law and the marked and general improvement in public morals winch has followed the adoption of the high license principle, and pledges it self to its continued maintenance and en forcement, and thai no backward steps shall be taken in the efforts to secure the most effectual control of the liquor traffic. It is uncompromisingly in favor of ihe American system of protection. It adheres to tin repeated declaration of state and national platforms, in favor of the modification, read justment and re duction of the tar iff, and reiterates the views of the Republican presi dents. Garlield and Arthur, upon the same subject, as well as the recom mendations of the commission ap pointed under the last Republican administration. It declared that all measures of tariff adjustment should 1 c framed and conceived in a cautious and conservative spirit, so as not to disturb or im pair interests which have grown up under existing revenue laws, and,** far as possible, to relieve the people from unnecessary taxa tion upon articles which do not enter Into competition with American industry. That in every such measure of revision regard should be had to such adjustment of the revenue among the various articles subject to taxation, as, while providing adequately for the support of the government, will afford sufficient protection to those industries which can be profitably pursued In this coun try, and which require protection against foreign competition, and, as far ns i mctica ble, place on the free list articles of prime necessity which enter into the ordinary con sumption of the people.' It declares its belief that these measures can best I* conducted under the auspices of i Bepublican administration In the future as .ii the past. It reiterates its former declarations in favor of an honest administration of civil service laws and arraigns the Democratic mrty for the failure to perform Its promises ii that respect. :•■«' It points with just pride to the pure and ! can administration of Gov. A. R. McGill, . i the measures for the protection of the * ghts of labor.the restraint upon corporate ncrotichmem upon the rights of the people chich here characterized the Kepublican ad ministration of the grovernment, both state ad national, and which ii pledges itself to . iiitinne to maintain. It declares its continued confidence in the Lifctice and wisdom of the interstate law, md demands its enforcement. It denounces the "attempt of the Demo •ratle party to coerce the senate of the Juited States into the ratification of the so alled "fisheries treaty" by the covert threat >f injury to the growth and prosperity of the Start-west through the destruction of cer tain competing railways. It condemns, the cowardly and vaccinating *\\\ 1 ! f / v \\\\ 1.1// _ •- V X \, \ l_.ii-/ / / S • * \. 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That a due gratitude to the brave defend ers of the nation demands at all times a lib eral recognition of the Union soldiers and sailors of the late war in the election and equipment of soldiers' homes and liberal provision for pensions. The Republican party of Minnesota, mind fill of its obligations and responsibilities to the people of the state, hereby declares its hostility to trusts so called, and to all mo nopolistic combinations of every form which seek to limit the production or the price, or Id any way control ibe commodities oMhe country, as contrary to the common law, subversive of good morals and injurious to the public, and pledge the Republican party of this state to protect as far as possible the producer and consumer by legal means from the evil effects resulting from the practices herein referred to. - ' It indorses and approves the reform of the voting system called the Australian system, and recommends it to the favorable consid eration of the legislature. In view of the recent revelations show ing the abuses to which our immigration and naturalization laws have been sub ject, we demand of the national congress a thorough revision of those laws: and, in the meantime, a more cf licicnt execution by the national administra tion of such laws lis we have, especially that prohibiting the importation of contract labor, to the end that the country be better protected from the pauper and the criminal classes of the old world, whose coming throws upon our working people an unjust and grinding competition. . That while the Democrats of the South have, by reason of the disfranchisement of the blacks, under the constitution of the United States, the benefit of an unjust and unequal representation, we are assured by appeals from various Southern states that iv many places a free vote and a fair count is there unknown, and that outrages and op pression, both physical and political, are Common, and while condemning all such acts as subversive of free government and an outrage upon the rights of these unoffend lug citizens, we extend to them in common, with all others of the oppressed, whereso ever they may be, a cordial welcome to the free soih free ail ami freedom from outrage, which are the common property of all citi zens of our slate. We heartily sympathise with the Irish people in their struggle for home rule, and with those brave leaders whose disinterested patriotism has brought upon them Buffering in persons and estate, and shall hail the day as the dawn of liberty in Ireland, when the scheme of the grand' old Britisher statesman for governing Ireland, whose name is a household word whe ever liberty is known, shall become a part of the law of the British empire. After the adoption of the report Gen. Bar rett Introduced an entire platform and moved its adoption as a whole as a part of the report, striking out all portions covered i.v ii while the committee approved of many things in the platform proposed by him, yet much of th best portion had. In the opinion ot the committee, been covered more concisely by the platform reported by the com mil tee, while other portions required modifications which Gen. Barrett was un willing to concede. 'I here was not tire to go through the some what lengthy document and carefully ex amine it. even if Its author would have con sented pi it. It is believed, however, that every material point is substantially covered by the report of the committee herewith sub mitted, leaving to Gen. Barrett liberty to present his platform in the form of a minor ity report. THE FARMERS INSULTED. The Tillers off the Soil Snubbed and Their Platform Rejected. The following minority report of the committee on resojutions. submitted by Gen. Barrett, president of the Farmers' alliance, was rejected: To the Representatives of the Republicans of Minnesota, in Convention assembled: The minority of the committee on resolu tions, appointed by your honorable body, re greta the necessity imposed upon it of mak ing a. separate report. The minority assents to all that part of the majority report upon which the paper herewith submitted is silent, and makes it a part of its own report. A .sense of responsibility to the people ot this state, and a just regard to what ii considers the interests of the Republican party, im pose upon it the duty of making a separate report on the Questions of monopolies, mar kets, control of railways, bonding or licens ing country elevators' and grain houses, ex ecutive appointments, the agricultural col lege, the method of conducting elections and the tariff. Respectfully submitted, v. 11. Biimr, The Republican pnrty has from Its birth been the party of freedom. Organized to op pose the extension of slavery. it carried the country triumpliantly through the great civil war, prevented the disruption of the Union, struck from the slave his manacles and In corporated into the national constitution the principle that everywhere throughout the Republic all its citizens should have the equal protection of the laws. Three hundred thousand patriots— young men in . the full vigor of manhood, gave up their lives, a will ing sacrifice to its principles. Upon the rolls of Immortality it Inscribed the names of Lin coln and Grant; upon the pages of history, Gettysburg and Appomattox In its policy it was generous as well as just— when it laid down authority the nation wounds had al ready heeled. The representatives of the Republicans of Minnesota, in convention assembled, renew their pledges of fealty to the principles so long illustrated by the history of their party, and pledge themselves anew to see to it that the rights of all people are protected from dangers Incurred because of the weakness engendered by unthinking ignorance, and from the hidden perils of purchased legisla tion, as well as from the open assaults of power. Great changes are taking place in the structure of civilization; new powers, un known to the founders of our government, are being rapidly organized creating new fields for the selfishness of ambition and new dangers to the liberties of the people. It be comes patriotic men of all parties— it is espe cially incumbent upon all true Republicans that they look the present situation squarely In the face and prepare to meet it. Steam and electricity, as applied to loco motion and the transmission of Intelligence, have greatly enlarged the powers possible to . mankind. To permit these forces to be mainly controlled by a few individuals, is to place in their hands an organization for sub jecting the people to their will more effectu ally than could be accomplished by military power. Whatever the law can rightly do to protect the people from this threatened mas tership ought to be done. The facility with which corporations create themselves, and their readiness for combin ing with each whether under the form ot trusts, agreements, associations, or any other name— it will be admitted by all. are evils of the gravest character. If private in dividuals should resort to the same or similar combinations, they would be amenable to the law against conspiracy. Yet combinations of corporations, in their effect upon the welfare of the people, are far more injurious than any combination of individuals can possi bly be. Among the many combinations for unjustly extorting money from the people there is none more powerful and unscrupulous, or more-dangerous to the public welfare, than the one which exists in our own stale for the purpose of buying, storing and transporting wheat and other grains. The effect of this combination is to divide up territory and prevent •competition in buying— in short, to monopolize the market. The railway man agers' part in ibis conspiracy, without which it would prove ineffective, is to so operate the road under his control that the independ ent buyer shall be at such a disadvantage in making shipments as to compel him to pay the price dictated by the combination, or tie. eventually driven out of business. It also falls to the railroad manager to so adjust the rates for transportation that favored persons and places to which shipments are made shall nave an advantage over all other per sons and places. It is a fact that under the operations of this inlamous conspiracy. in at least one of the general railway offices of this Mute, a man has been stationed upon whom the duty was devolved of daily dictating by telegraph to the buyer at all stations ou that road the price to be paid for wheat. If it shall be said that this was done in the inter est of and to protect the |>eople. the answer is made that the people ought to not be placed in such a condition as to need pro tection of this kind, - But the agricultural interests are not the only interests at stake. There can be nothing more hateful to the man who believes in the right of freemen to tax themselves, than the spectacle, to which we are so often invited through the columns of the daily press, of seeing half a score of • men— more or less — meet in some private office, perhaps in some distant city, and, after a secret discussion, proceed to levy upon the traffic and industry of the whole Northwest in accordance with the caprice of the moment of their individual SAINT PAUL, MINN. FRIDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 7, 1888.--TEN PAGES. HOW REPUBLICAN BOSSES PROTECT LABOR BY THE TARIFF. Labor Committee.— We have come, sir. to request that you do not reduce our wages. We have labored diligently for your interests during the last ten years, and our poorly furnished homes evidence the fact that our wages during all that time have furnished us a bare living for our families. You have grown rich and the goods made by our hands are found in every market in the world. Protected Manufacturer.— Ungrateful men! Have not we manu facturers spent our money like water to carry elections and control con gress in order to keep up a high protective tariff, to protect you from the pauper labor of Europe? Do you see that ship coming into port? There are 1,000 brawny-armed men in that vessel who will take your places, un less you submit to the reduction. You can retire, I have no time to waste on you. ..... Thus were the members of the labor committee given an object les son, and when the scales fell from their eyes they saw clearly that the so-called "protection to American labor," was merely a glittering bait to catch votes. . ___ notions of what is expedient for the interests of the corporations which they for the time happen to represent Their levies are made with little or no regard to the service ren dered. Weak communities are often doubly taxed, while their more powerful rivals are served at less than actual cost. A state which submits to such a condition Is badly governed; a community who will not protest nt each an injustice will sooner or later become helpless: a political party which shall dare, under such conditions, to ignore the wrongs to which the people are subjected Is unworthy of confidence. The Republican party of Minnesota, true to its traditions, will not be found wanting In this contest for the rights of the people. To their fellow-Republicans of the great state of lowa they send congratulations and greet ing, pledging themselves with them, to pros ecute this contest against the aggressions of corporate powers to a complete and final victory. .' •-• "' - There can be no true liberty w*ere the pub lic highways are obstructed, or where they are not open to all the people oR equal terms. There can be no real freedom where the mar kets are not free; nor can a regulated or licensed market be a free market. A people are not free who will submit to be taxed without their consent. There can be neither freedom nor safety in a republic where the burdens of government are made to bear more heavily upon the weak than upon the powerful. The Injury to the people are not less because government operates indirectly upon its citizens through agents, or by means of organisms which it has created or per mitted under Its laws to be created. Rail ways or public highways. That all citizens of the state may have their use upon equal and reasonable "terms we demand that all laws for their control be rigorously executed, and that the following proposition, where not al- , ready In the statutes, shall be enacted into j law, "and faithfully enforced by the exec- j utive power: * The smallest village must have the use of | the railway tracks on the same terras as the . lnrgest city; the humblest individual the same rights as the millionaire. There must | be no discrimination in favor of or against persons or places. Rates on railroads should be so adjusted as to provide for operating nnd maintaining expenses, and in addition thereto a reasonable rate of interest on the actual cost of the roads and equipments, not to exceed in the state nt large,ln our judg ment, an average of $'J0.0<,0 per mile for simile track roads. Bulnth. St. Paul, Minne apolis ami all other points In the state must be reached at the same rate per ton per mile that Chicago Is reached per ton per mile, with reasonable terminal nud trar.fer charges In addition to the mileage charges. The shipper must have the right to choose his market and the route to reach that market. Free passes and all other forms of free transportation should be prohibited. The constitution of the state should be so amend ed thai railway property be taxed as other property is taxed, we denounce the present mode of paying a gross sum Into the state treasury in lieu of all taxes as Inequitable and unfair to the people of the sections through which the jails extend, and demand that laws be enacted requiring railway prop erty to pay Its just proportions of state, city, county, town. school 'and all other taxes. Where exemption from taxation exists as a chartered right that fact should be consid ered in making rates. The existing law which requires all railway companies to permit connections to be made at nil regular stations with tracks running to private grain and other warehouses must be maintained and faithfully enforced. The practice of permitting railway corpora tions to ignore and violate all laws which they may choose to question in court cannot be permitted. We insist, therefore, that the governor, tbe railway commissioners aud the attorney general use the authority with wnich they are invested to prosecute to the fullest extent every violation of law, and es pecially for the. open, continual and defiant violation of the traffic law now on the statute books. We pledge the Republican parly to the people of this state that if they shall con tinue to intrust it with power, there shall be enacted into laws for the control of railways such penalties as will make It for the Interest of every agent or person responsible for rail way action to see to It that the laws are im plicitly obeyed. We protest against any system of bonded or licensed elevators or grain houses, which does not permit any and all persons to buy, ship or deal iv grain and other farm products without giving a bond or taking out a license. The number of dealers must not be limited by either stale or railway regulation. To per mit wheat to be stored in bonded warehouses and then transferred to the mill and ground into flour is a gross fraud upon the man who has wheat to store. It is getting possession of his property, giving a receipt therefor, con verting the property to the warehouseman's own use and nt the same time compelling the wheat seller to pay for service not rend ered. Railways must furnish to all the same fa cilities for shipping grain, which they per mit to the most favored. v Cars must be fur nished to shippers, producers as well as dealers, on demand. We demand the separation of the Agri cultural College fund from the state uni versity, and the establishment of an indus trial school where an education can be ob tained at an expense which shall place it within the reach of the sons and daughters of citizens iv the humble walks of life. Be lieving that economy la schools is- poor economy, nnd with funds and property al ready on hand, estimated at a million dollars value, we favor the establishment of a school second to none in the country— an institu tion where agriculture shall be taught to all who enter it. but where also they may obtain the highest education in every branch of learning. All appointments by the executive shall be made for fitness, and not to pay political debts. The safety of the republic depends upon the purity of the ballot box. Every voter should condsider the elective franchise as a sacred trust to be exercised with honesty and | Intelligence. He should be** protected 'from espionage or undue influence while deposit . ing his ballot. We. therefore, favor* the adoption of radical changes in the method of conducting elections, and recommend the trial of ihe Australian system, or some simi lar method. While we ratify the nominations of Har rison and Morton as our candidates for presi dent and vice president, and will support them at the polls in November, and while we, in the main, approve the platform adopted by the last Republican convention, we, nevertheless, protest against the doctrine of high protection, and demand a judicious and radical reduction in the present tariff. We are opposed to free whisky and tobacco, while we are compelled to pay high taxes on sugar aud lumber. THE EPITOME. The Truth of the Day Told in a Graphic Manner. For the first time in its history the .Republican party of Minnesota has de dined to renominate a governor who asked for a renomination. Without logical reasons for doing so, this was the action of the Republicans who met in St. Paul yesterday to nominate a state ticket. What fruit this affront to Gov. McGill will bear; what seeds of unharmony it has sown ; what further division it lias promoted in a failing parly remain to be seen. Bad blood was engendered, schisms were encour aged and a respectable and honest por tion of the party deliberately insulted; its claims and standing disregarded and the votes its represents shut out from representation in the platform and nom inations. One thing the convention did do. It revolutionized the management of the natty in this state. In one fell swoop Merriam's nomination (whether he is elected or not) crushed Loren Fletcher, snubbed John S. Pillsbury, slapped R. B. Langdon and discharged lrom the railroad commissioir. and governor's po tion a crew who for twenty years have more or less controlled the affairs of state. I~3£t It is said that when he received the news, Gov. McGill wept. The proceed ings were sufficient to make any one of the defeated weep. To ' 'reject Mc- Gill and then to renominate the entire state ticket that ran with him two years ago, was enough to produce tears, The new ring is in; the old out. T he credit of the victory belongs to no one so far as can be known, but to the Mer riam managers themselves. To Flynn, of Morrison, Baker, of Blue Earth, Buckman, of Benton, Steenerson, of Polk, and others. Those named were prominently connected with the man agement of Merriam's light. They kept their force so well togetheriand foiled by parliamentary tactics so many at tempts to outwit them, that as long as their vote did not decrease, defeat was practically impossible. The Mc- Gill men were" sore; the Gilman men sore and the Scheffer faction prepared to organize an independent movement and run a state ticket of its own. The platform is high tax; the nomi nee high tax. The shibboleth of the campaign "Free whisky, tobacco and corporation rule." COLE'S DOCUMENT. A Mass of Contradiction That Will Cause Amusement. The delegates were promptly in their seats at 10 o'efock yesterday morning and the report of the committee on plat form presented by Gen. Cole. At the close of the report Gen. Cole stated that Gen. Barrett introduced a platform in the committee, which was not adopted by them because every material point was substantially covered by the report. Gen. Barrett, if he chose, could present his platform as a minority report. H. A. Steenerson, of Polk, moved the adoption of the committee's report, which was at once agreed to. H. B. Willis, of Ramsey— l now move we proceed with the regular order of business, which is the nomination of candidates for state offices. potter's joy. This was assented to. A. Barto, of Steams, rose in the body : of delegates to speak, but was shouted to. to mount to the platform. This he eventually did, and said: The first two positions named in the call are the positions of chief justice of the su preme court of Minnesota and an associate judge. It is one of the happy things that we, . Republicans, can place the judiciary ever above party of any faction or clique. LCneera.] I move that James Giliillan be the nominee-, of this convention for chief justice of the i supreme court, and the name of L. W. Col lins for associate justice. [Loud cheers.] The nominations were made unani mously..: ' j.v'j : * The Chairman— The next business Is the nomination of candidates for governor. Little notice was taken of this, the delegates engaging in general conversa tion. - .".-xv ■•*.' '"■■■• C. A. Hammandson, of Nicollet, gested, as most of the "speakers ex hausted themselves Wednesday, that the ballot for governer should be pro ceeded with. :\h Loud cries of "No! No!"; . _-j N. J. Hodgson, of Ramsey, moved that the nominating speeches be limited' to fifteen minutes. : Chorus— Five, five, five. 11. J. Hodgson— No; ten minutes, gentle men. » . -V.. " -> This was adopted, and once more dele gates lapsed into general . conversation/ The- chairman several times called for order, and asked for nominations, --x-v"! C. S. Lohman, of Ramsey— move the roll C. S. Lohman, of Ramsey— l move the roll of counties be called, and anyone who hai anything to say on the nominations of can didates could then do so. -' "• X~ Loud cries— No, no, no. _ The motion was lost, cries of "ballot,' : were made, and the chairman declared if nominating speeches were not made that course should be adopted. * • W. Fuller, of Morrison, moved that ;■ formal ballot should be taken. SCHEFFER PRESENTED. , Gen. Jennison Makes a Defense a of Himself. -^ This brought Gen. S. P. Jennison to his feet. "How does it happen." he s«iid, "that wo have passed by the period of nominating ■speeches?" . The Chairman— No one will make any. A Voice— There are no nominees. [Laugh ter.] Gen. Jennison— there is no other person who desires to speak, I would like to occupy a few moments of your time. [Cheers.]- The Chairman— Hut I must put this motion, that wo take a formal ballot. The convention quickly voted it down. Gin. Jennison— Mr. Chairman- Cries— "Platform, platform." The chairman thumped the table and pleaded for order. Gen. Jennison expressed his deter mination to speak from the floor, and said: I have heard it said that if I attacked Gov. McGill here to-day there has been resurrected some documents from the auditor's office which would show that I held In 1882 the offices of governor's private secretary and secretary of the board of Impeachment, and drew salaries for both. Why, I supposed everybody In the state knew that. [Laughter.] The governor wauled me. and the senate that had elected me to that office in 1881 wanted me. I filled both offices, performed the du ties of both, and if I did not draw the salary of both I am mistaken. [Laughter and cheers.] And now you can judge from that my estimation — — A Delegate— would like to call the gentle man to order. I understand we are The Chalrmau— gentleman from Good hue has the floor. Gen. Jennison— ask the people to con sider litis. It is proposed that we enter this campaign under pretty nearly the same auspices of two years. I ask you If it is not perilous to do that? It Is not a question of men. No one of these candidates is of more importance, or of so much importance as the success of the Republican ticket. The nominee of two years ago, freight ed ■as he was —we won't say what burdens, but some burdens— lowered the He publican majority of two years pre vious from 42,000 to 2,600. We have got that to start from, and if we start under the same auspices is not there danger that we run it a good ways the other way, because we have got nothing to act upon. [Cheers.] I should have thought that my experienced political friends from Hennepin county would have acted more judiciously. I am astonished — I am profoundly astonished— that they should have given it the complex ion that it has to-day, because they cannot now avoid starting under the same auspices. ft was a blunder, gentlemen, It was a bad blunder. Even the kids of your county would have known more than to have made it. ' [Cheers.] We ought not merely to make a good nomination here, we A Delegate— l rise to a point of order. I understood the order of business now is the nomination of a candidate and not speeches in opposition to any man. . v. :V General Jennison— wish to be heard on the point of order? ■:-•■■■ ~ The Chairman— The chair will decide that the gentleman from Goodhue has a large lat itude. [Laughter.] Gen. Jennison— main thing Is not to praise and laud and give taffy to anybody; it is to present the question of candidates with the view of the best success of the Repub lican party. [Cheers.] I desire to say that I bear upon Jmy breast a piece of silk, which will indicate that I am friendly to the nomi nation of Albert Scheffer. [Cheers, loud and prolonged.] Gen. Jenuis'on proceeded to refer •to Mr. Scheffer's attitude ■ upou low license and high license two years ago, Mdlugl Two years ago was two years ago. and ail of us have learned something— a good deal, I hope— ln that time; and whatever Mr. Scheffer was two years ago you know what he is to-day: Exactly what all the rest of us are. He has said in the Winona Kepublican that he neither should act officially nor personally, if he could do so, to disturb the present situa tion of that quesiion in the state. [Cheers.] -Gen. Jennison wound up by saying that lie was one of the men badly left in the Chicago platform. He was in favor of lower taxation, but desired to walk with the Republican party, and for that reason urged the nomination of Hon. Albert Scheffer. [Loud cheers.] - Gen. T. 11. Barrett, of Stevens, here asked if he could submit a minority re port to that presented by the committee on resolutions. The chairman replied it was too late, the report had been adopted. Gen. Barrett— Very well. I'll second the nomination of Albert Scheffer. [Loud cheers.] The general proceeded to . read a lengthy document, detailing the "glori ous heritage" of the Republican party, following this up with a denunciation of the unscrupulous combination of rail road and wheat managers in that state. "It Is a fact," he added, "that under the operation of this infamous conspiracy iv oue of the general railway offices of this state a man has been stationed upon whom the duty was Involved of detailing by telegraph to the agents of all stations, on that route the price to be paid for wheat. "The farmers' interest of this state have nominated and do nominate Albert Scheffer. If It shall be ratified by this convention, we believe that Minnesota will be Republican by 50.000 majority. [Loud cheers.] If this convention shall ratify what we believe to be tbe demands of the agricultural interests of the state, this platform will receive the unanimous support of all men who have hitherto claimed to be Republicans. [Cheers.] If you reject our. candidate and reject our platform, the future is all uncertain. [Cries of 'lib, oh,' hisses aud cheers.]" i W. O. Brower, of Ramsey, startled the convention by ascending the plat form and crying: • "Do you understand that the nominee of this convention who goes out from here to day, has to be elected from polls which have to be made up from the firesides of this state?" The delegates appeared dv m founded on hearing this, and general quietude reigned as Mr. Brower proceeded to eloquently second Mr. Scheffer's nom ination, stating that if he was nom inated Ramsey county alone would give 10,000 majority and the state from SO, OOO to 40,000. Mr. Scheffer was an . honorable gentleman, against whose •'name there was not one single stain, personally or politically. They knew •he would redeem every congressional district in the state. [Cheers.] I John G. Nelson, of Otter Tail, said: | On behalf of the laborers and tillers of the soil in Otter Tail county, I second the nom ination of Mr. Scheffer. If the convention would only accept, he will resist the charg ing columns of the enemy and whirl 'them to the four zephyrs... [Laughter and ap plause.] • _ -* '■■ H. J. Hodgson, of Ramsey, said, in •every action, emotion and impulse Mr. Scheffer was pre-eminently a man of the •people. [Cheers.] He was the only 'candidate who had been tested by Dem ocrats, having been led to the top of the [mountain by a leading light of that ; party, who said: "All these things that thou seest shalt be thine if thou wilt but bow down and worship me." But Mr. Scheffer refused, saying: "Get thee behind me. Satan." [Loud laughter and cheers.] J. S. Lohman, of Ramsey, also sup ported Mr. Scheffer's nomination, stat ing his name was honored and respected at home and entitled to recognition ab road. [Cheers.] • G. P. Johnson, of Watonwan— Mr. Chair man: Albert Scheffer is a delegate to this Convention, and I wish to ask him, will he support the nominee ot this convention? t MANFULLY ANSWERED. . ' Scheffer Meet* a Cowardly Attack With a Rebuke. "* Amidst the wildest tumult and en thusiasm. Mr. Scheffer rose and as cended the platform. The .* cheering was renewed again and again. He said: Mr. Chairman and gentlemen: I am no In the habit of mincing words. I believe thai : those who know me best will give me •ledit for that [Loud cheers ] • When I published to the people of the state these .ords: "That I would support any honest Republican honestly nominated," I meant .vbat I said and nothing more, Loud cheer ing.] I ask you. Republicans of Minnesota, Jo you propose to nominate . a rascal by unfair means? If not. I have already answered your ■uestlon. Renewed cheers.] I believe in the honesty of the Republican voters of this -lute. [Cheers.] When the question was lirst put to me— "Would I do this and would ido that, I refused to answer. I refused to nnswer this question when it was put before me by a representative of a newspaper pub lished In this city that for five months had purposely vilified and misrepresented me before the people. . [Cheers, loud and con tinued.] I want you to know, my friends, I have had no avenue to express myself; no vehicle for the expression of my thoughts; and while you all agree— while all you that 1; now me best call me a very good-hearted man, I do tell 'you this, and you may as well know it now, I carry in this breast considerable spunk when the time comes; and when It was said in advance the refusal to answer certain questions will be taken as an answer in the affirmative, I stood upon my manhood, and 1 don't propose to have my teeth pried open with a crowbar. [Loud cheering.] It Is true, my friends, that I have not always voted with you. You might as well know also that I come from old Abolition stock. My father died a few months after the war was over, and it was his last request that he be taken from his sick bed so ihat he should cast his last ballot for the Republican party, that had broken their shackles off 4,000,000 slaves. [Loud cheers.] And I tell you, further, that when It came to choose between the general— man, I will say; the word general is too soft— it came to choose between the man that 1 con sidered the father of the Republican party— the man that I have always called the second Benjamin Franklin of this county— I had to choose Whether I should 'cast my ballot for the patriot soldier Grant, or the father of the future of the Re publican party, as I considered Horace Greeley, I did what many of you did, I cast "it for old Horace Greeley on account ot his Republican ism, and on no other account. [Cheers.l Now, gentlemen. 1 will admit It is hardly fair that I should stand before you here seemingly pleading my own 'RAH roil OILMAN'! case. lOIU IlOt Cif.cn. to be called upon to make any remarks, but the question "What 1 will do under certain contingencies" has been asked so often, that I thought it was all right for me to respond. It may be there will be no other choice, my friends. Suppose you should agree on me. why I would have to support myself, I ex pect. [Laughter and applause.] You would not expect a man to go against nimseit,. would you? [Laughter.! But I wish to say further, modest as 1 am, and I claim a great amount of modesty. lam as pround as the Spaniard on the 'other side. I want you to know, my friends, I will not bow ray head before this convention. Even in order to re ceive a nomination. I am too proud rcr that. [Cheers.] Every American citizen has a right to throw his name to the winds as a candidate, but you, the representatives of the people, have the same right to discard them: and lei me confess right here.it you should choose another I will think just as much of myself and just as much of you. We will not quarrel on that point. All I wish you to do is to consider what may be best for the party. Nominate a man. whoever he may be. that will sweep this state as it never has* been swept before, and then we will all be haDpy. [A voice: "That sit," and cheers.] 1 thank you for your kind -attention.; lam glad you gave me the opportunity to answer a much-mooted question. I now leave you to your deliberations. will have nothing further to say. [Loud and prolonged cheers. J M'GIIiLi'S NAME . Offered by Capt. Castle in a Brief Speech. A Sibley county delegate seconded Mr. Scheffer's nomination, when Capt. Castle, of Ramsey, mounted the chair and caught the chairman's eye. He said: Representing the sober second thought,! present for nomination the governor of Min nesota. Andrew R. McGill. [Cheers.] I fully agree with every word which has been ut tered In praise and compliment of one of the best friends 1 have on earth, and the man by whose almost princely maguamiiuty I have the right to stand upon this floor as a repre sentative of a minority of the Republicans of Ramsey county." Capt Castle began an argument why Mr. McGill should be renomi nated in accordance with the long line of precedents which bad been carried on in the state. "Gov. McGill," the captain inter poltated, "is not infallible, it is true. There are oulv four infallible men that 1 know of, and they are Gen.S. B.Jenuison.G. C. Potter, Ignatius Donuellv and myself. [Laughter.] Another thiug, it is 2,0:)0 years ago since miracles were performed— when five loaves and two small fishes were made to feed 5.000 men and women. And," Capt. Castle slyly added, "it was Impossible for Gov. Mc- Gill with fifteen offices at his disposal to sat isfy 1,500 claims, or, under existing laws, to supply every county in the state, including Goodhue, with a state institution." [Laugh ter and applause.] W. EL Kustis, of Hennepin, seconded McGill's nomination, urging that his ad ministration had decided first, that high license and local option had come to stay, and that the state of Minnesota was on all Kepublican principles from this time assuredly Republican as was the state of Pennsylvania. [Cheers.] AGAINST McGILL. Messrs. Fletcher and Pillsbury Appeared to Enjoy It. Gen. Jennison's attack on McGill and Hennepin county tickeled Pillsbury, Langdon and Fletcher hugely. They •LANGDOX. ii-.**-.:.' sat at the end of the aisle at the head of which he stood. When he told them that even the "kids" of Hennepin would laugh at the candidate they had foisted upon the party two years ago, Pillsbury smiled, ami Fletcher, putting his hand to his ear to catch the words, , let the ghost of a smile float across his weather beaten countenance. . Col. Hooker looked very sober, and Eugene Hoy shook I*# head. ; Jennison was not bit ter, and the tenor of his remarks was scarcely above the tone of the editorials which for months he has aimed at McGill. Weight was given to his wores by the fact that he stood on the floor as the representative of a county having a Bepublican ma jority of 2,200, and " which was practi cally pledged to reduce . that majority 1,500 if. McGii was nominated. Behind him as well stood the shadow of D. S. Hall, "of St. Paul, nominee for congress in the Third district, who for weeks preached the doctrine that McGill's nomination meant his defeat, and the success of Scheffer his own success. ■'Make no mistake," plead the gen eral and held his band up high. The THE PRIZE MR. MERRIAM DREW. words rang from wall to wall and back to their source. "Make no mistake." Ah, how could they help making a mistake. Warnings were useless. BANKER BILLY Duly Placed Before the Conven tion as a Candidate. H. Steenerson, of Polk county, at first startled the delegates with the gravity of his demeanor. He said: "I do not come here to flatter, to instruct or amuse you, but I am here a delegate, feeling and realizing the great responsibility upon me." Having relieved his mind from the burden of these weighty thoughts, Mr. Steen erson continued to suite that on two occa sions Republicans of that state barely escaped defeat in their electoral tickets— first in 1869, when ("en. Austin was candidate, and again in 1880 when Mr. McGill was their representative. He did not think that it was the fault so much of either Mr. Austin or of Mr. McGill; it was largely attributable to the manner in which politicians of St. Paul or Minneapolis fixed the nomination. The farmers were little heeded, and hence they refused their support to the candidates nom inated. [Cheers.] Farmers did not believe in having the man who appointed a wheat Inspector the member of some wheat firm In Minneapolis. ICheers.] "The man 1 have to nominate," proceeded Mr. Steenerson in a sepulchral tone of voice, "is not a man who walks about the Merchants hotel with a cat like tread or with coat tails down to the floor. He is a man who has no political debts to pay. and is not under the control of any rail road or wheat corporation. The name of the man I have to present is the lion. William K. Merriam." Loud and reiterated cheers.] J. H. Baker, of Blue E.iiith, on behalf of a large number of Repub licans of Bepub lican counties in Southern Minne sota, he rose to second the nomin ation of Mr. Mer riam. He followed this up with kindly words for Gov. Mc- Gill and Mr. Schef- Jfer, continuing: * "I. come to you to day because there is a deep-seated connection, far reaching ami profound in this state, that we are in danger and upon the ragged edge of that danger. Why have we to-day the extraordinary spec tacle for the first time of the representatives of Republicans of this state, sent up by In telligent constituents, to find some man who is not a vote-looser, but a vote-getter* I have the plea-sure In. presenting a man to-day who combines, in his own person, all the requisites for attracting to him the energy and the inspiration which is necessary to conduct our canvass to a triumphant success, William K. Merriam. [Loud cheers.] * Mr. Baker dilated upon the fact that his nominee was a typical Minnesotian, having been reared under its skies and brought up on its porridge. He was the very impersonation of the state, and posessed transcendant executive abili ties. If nominated, they would not be waiting three weeks after the poll to find out who was governor. [Cheers.] A. Barto, of Steams, also supported Mr. Merriam's nomination, because he was a man who combined not only the wisdom of the old man, but the nerve and pluck and energy of the young man. [Loud cheers.] The Chairman— The next business in order will be a bailot. THE FIRST BALLOT. Merriam Had a Lead Over All His Competitors. Just at 11:57, Chairman Gibbs, all of the nominating speeches having been made, declared: The convention will now proceed to ballot for governor. —..,,, In quick succession Messrs. Willis, Hodgson and Knox were made tellers, the ballot declared to be an informal one, and the roll call ordered. The del egations voted as they saw fit— the chair man casting the whole vote for some; in others the delegates voting each for himself. The roll-call was tedious. I took fif teen minutes to get down the alphabeti cal list to Hennepin county, and twenty to readh Murray. Gen. Cole cast the vote of Rice -county, and Col. Hooker did it for Hennepin; J. H. Mahler did it for Ramsey. St. Louis county cast its vote individually, Frank Burke lead ing off. . „ • Senator Burkhardt deposited the five votes of Wabasha: S. I). Crump led off Waseca, and Stordock put in the three of Wilkin. The roll-call took just thirty minutes. Cuss county was the only one not vot ing. The counting of the votes took thirty hiinuleS. Just before the result of the poll was declared, the McGill men were confident that they would have the lead on the first ballot. This .the Merriam mana gers disputed, asserting that they would receive at the least 157 votes and proba bly more. The result verified their as sertions, and from* that moment McGill stock declined. The second informal ballot, taken 1 also before dinner, gave Merriam a gain of three votes, and still further depressed McGill stock. At 1 o'clock a recess was taken until 3. Be tween each ballot the following little parliamentary practice would take place : 'V Mr. Barto— l move that we proceed in the regular order. . - Chairman Gibbs— Th3 secretary will now proceed to call the roll. NO RECESS., •"■ Chances for Fine Work Summar '■ ily Cut Off. ..•:•' An attempt was made to adjourn after Merriam's nomination: : sß£&mm%mW§M. Capt, A. H. Reed— l move this convention take a recess until 3 o'clock. . This was received with loud cries *in the j negative, and the chair \ man had to pound the table heavily before order was restored. The chair put the mo tion, J. H. Baker shouting, "Vote it •^down, boys." They J» lid vote it down. ,L 'J. H. Baker— l move we at once take a formal bal lot. :; . ; General uproar was tf /***-/■* •'<■■- 'i observed on all hands, - c C(^App" ' and the chairman was feebly •• heard to cry: "Gentlemen, do let us have order." 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My point of order is this: that the convention is acting under an order of the convention, and . that is to proceed with a ballot, and nothing else is in order. -■.* General chorus— right. The Chairman— The convention will pro ceed as it thinks fit. Flynn, of Morrison, moved that no persons except officials, newspaper men and ladies be upon the platform while the ballot was being taken. This was quieted with shouts of "That's right," and the motion was adopted with lightning rapidity. .- .- Eventually the convention assumed something like decorum, and Capt. Castle was allowed to raise his question of privilege, which was this: "There are 450 votes in this convention. Does It require a majority of the whole 450, or a majority of the votes actually cast on that ballotr" *-.*- Xv- The Chairman— chair will state that half a majority of the votes cast in any one ballot will nominate a candidate. dipt. Castle— That satisfies me. and cries of "That's right." J. M. D. Croft, of Dakota— l think it a dis grace «:r -: J. 11. Baker— Mr. Chairman, I rise to a point of order The convention here lapsed into a state of chaos. Mr. Craft attempted to speak, but the ehairmad called him to order, and order being restored the sec retary proceeded to call the roll for the first Informal ballot. MERRIAM GAINS. He Defeated the Combines in One X :.■.;■,.■ Decisive Round. The dinner recess brought no pros pects of gains for either McGill or Scheffer, but Gilman began to loom up and hopes to center on his nomination. Rumors afloat that Ramsey county would vote for McGill on the first for mal ballot were emphatically denied by Mr. Aburte. Oilman's son made his ap pearance on the floor and the managers of the old Cassius began to pull the wires he had laid. --.?•- On the start the McGill men had a surprise for the convention. Mr. Hodg son and Mr. Lorrenstein presented a resolution demanding that the voting he viva voce and that the secret ballot be dispensed with. Gen. Jenneson— By what right do they propose to enforce this gag law? A. Barto— have a regnlar order of busi ness and this motion is out of order. I move that we proceed . Mr. Grimshaw— l move that the rules be suspended nud this motion prevail. Cries of "Question." The ut mo s t confusion pre vailed, and the chair could not preserve order. Gen. Baker— l move that this mo. tion be laid on the table. The general's motion was sec onded and on its passage a roll call demanded and ordered. The motion was laid on the table by a vole of 240 to 200. • This victory for the Merriam men was secured by Oilman aiding them to de feat the McGill move. Just after the result was announced Sam Peterson, of Brown, slipped up to young Oilman and whispered. "How does that suit you?" "First vote.'.' replied the junior, "I wanted it defeated." - ..-, The Oilman delegates voted almost solidly. with Merriam. The chair ordered the first formal bal lot to be taken, which a was done, and showed further Merriam gains. Mr. Grimshaw— l move that we take a recess for thirty minutes. [Cries of "No." "No."] Gibbs— The motion Is out of order. Pro ceed with the roll call for the second formal ballot. The ballot had progressed to the call for Lincoln county when Mr. Grimshaw shouted: "Hennepin county will vote for the nomi nation of C. A. Gilman." [Cheers.] The Hennepin delegation had been out caucusing. The loss to McGill on the third formal ballot had convinced them that McGill was beaten. The gov ernor's best friends conceded that, and only asked now that what strength he had left be used to secure the nomina tion of a candidate satisfactory to him and his friends. • • .*- In their caucus the Hennepin dele gates, after listening to Messrs.. Grim shaw, Hooker and Pillsbury, unani mously agreed to drop the name of Mc- Gill. A vote was then taken, which stood 34 for C. A. Oilman and 4 for W. W. Braden. - Standing thus the , delegation came back to the floor and so voted. Among those voting for Braden was ex-Gov. Pillsbury. Tne Ramsey county delegation still voted solidly for Scheffer: Otter Tail still voted for Scheffer. The Blue Earth delegation stood 7 for Merriam and 2 for Scheffer. '.'■ * : ::?£?£ A- r :~ -. McGILiL. WITHDRAWS. His Name Is Taken Out of the Race. Before the last ballot it was evident that to cling to McGill longer was folly. The Hennepin delegation had another - caucus, and it was a hot one/ A very de termined effort was made to have it declare for Merriam as a unit, but it would not work. Before the caucus adjourned a vote was taken, which stood thirty-one for Gilman and seven for Merriam. After the delega :x Continued on Sixth Fuse.