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Sixth District Democrats
Unanimously Call the
Duluth Soldier,
filaj. M. R. Baldwin, to Lead
the Party to a Glorious
A Convention of Memorable
Harmony and Energy
Held at Brainerd.
Democrats Are Thoroughly
United and Confident of
a Winning- Fight.
Special to the Globe.
Bkaixeki), Minn., Aug. 9.— Brainerd
was decked in holiday attire today and
took care of the delegates to the first
Democratic congressional convention
ever held in the new Sixth congres
sional district in royal style. The hall
/.^fe ' 7\— ■-, gy\\\
furnished for the convention was the
handsome and roomy opera house, whine
every convenience and accommodation
was found by the convention. Without
any loud-sounding pretensions or im
possible promises the voters of the city
assured the assembled representatives
of the Democracy of the district that
they are now and will be in November
for Maj. M. K. Baldwin, the gallant sol
dier and strong-hearted leader wiio was
placed in Domination today.
Brainerd is a live city, and an inde
pendent one too. No boss in any party
can pledge the votes of the 2,000 citizens
who vote in Crow Wing county, as has
demonstrated time ana time again. in
deed, in many respects the city of
Brainerd strikes one as a living repre
sentative of the ancient free cities that
in the middle ages held out against
kings and emperors, and, while the
common people were everywhere else
oppressed, insured them liberty, happi
ness, prosperty and to a certain
degree equality. Brainerd opposed
the Domination of .Judge Searle
at the Duluth convention, p. rtly
because her people abhorred and re
volted at the methods used by his mana
gers in their attempts to carry the
counties of Cass, Beltrami and Aitken.
and partly because they did not think
his connection with certain great inter
ests would insure the best possible rep
resentation for this great district in
case of his election. But Judge Senile
was nominated, and nominated, too, in
spite ot anil notwithstanding the stren
uous opposition of Brainerd and the en
tire northern end of the district. That
this outcome is not satisfactory to the
people can be ascertained with slight
difficulty here and there are threats and
murmurings that are ominous to say tiie
least. And Judge Searle is thoroughly
frightened at the outlook. Yesterday
and today every movement of the Dem
ocrats has been carefully noted by 11.
G. Wise, of Si. Cloud, the trusted agent
and lieutenant of the St. Cloud judge.
To show what Crow Wing county can
do when she is thoroughly mad. it is
only necessary to point to the wav in
which Hon. J. C. Flynn, of Little Falls,
was snowed under tor state senator in
this county two years ago. Gov. Mer
riam carried the county by over 250 ma
jority in a total vote of about 1.400,
while Mr. Flynn raised only 152 in all.
the district ordinarirly good for 1,200
Republican majority electing Senator
George Geissel by a majority of 3,182.
ftiarmoiry Everywhere.
There has been nothing but harmony
and good feeliug on tap among the dele
gates of this district during the last two
days, and the nomination for congress
was given to Maj. Baldwin with a
unanimity and heartiness that goes far
towards assuring his election. The re
presentatives of the Democracy of
twenty counties, which make up this
imperial district, met in Brainerd, aud
they will leave it with no wounds to
heal and no rough places to be smoothed
over. Every one of the counties sent
their best men to the conven
tion, and there they to a man
entered into the work of
convention with a determination to
nominate a man who will be elected,
and who, when elected, will stand like
Dan W. Lawler. no man's man and
with the collar of no man or corpora
tion around his neck. Such a man was
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B W"*£S!r>3 wherever exhibited.
HH IBasTON.MASS Paris medal on every bottle.
■■" , ■■" T,TT Beware of Imitations.
This blacking is in liquid form and is applied to
chocs or other articles of leather by means of a
sponge, attached to the cork by a wire, so that the
blacking cau be used by anyone without soiling
the lingers. polishing brush is required. It
dries immediately after being applied, and will
not soil the most delicate clouting. Sold by ail
E. F. BROWN & CO., Boston, U.S. A., M'f'rs.
found in Maj. Baldwin, the man who,
in all probability, will be the lirst man
to represent the new Sixth district in
the lower house of congress. Tl e
convention was called to order shortly
after 10 o'clock by Hon. H.
G. Stivers, of the congressional
ft . C sSt%
com m i 1 1 cc .
Nearly every
delegate was
present.and the
scene was so in
spiriting that
Mr. Stivers took
advantage of it
to drive home a
few solid facts
regarding the
position of the
leaders on the
tariff question.
II i s remarks
were earnest
and were re
ceived with en
was not abated when the temporary
chairman, Hon. D. T. Calhoun, of
Steams, was introduced as the choice
of the committee. Hon. J. 11. Wendell,
of Wright, was named as secretary and
C. F. McDonald Jr.. of St. Louis, as as
sistant secretary. Mr. Calhoun's ad
dress was brief, but a clear exposition
of the issues of the campaign.
In its interests, mineral, commercial and
agiicullurai. said Mr. Calhoun, this district
is easily the first in the state and one of the
first in the United States. This is a fight for
principles, not men, and the Democratic
party stands today as it always has stood,
holding that political questions are not set
tled until they are settled right. We are
here to select a man to lead the right in this
district worthy of the gallant captain who
heads our national ticket and the brill
iant leader. Dan W. Lawler, who heads our
state ticket, a man even the Republican
papers are obliged to praise. It is not neces
sary for me to say anything about this reci
procity humbug. McKinley in laying out the
hepublican plan of campaign "in his Ne
braska speech did not mentiou it. He de
voted his entire time to proving his peculiar
theory that the tariff is not a tax, and if-.it is,
that the foreigners pay it. If the latter is true,
we ought to give those men representation,
for did our forefathers not fight the revolu
tionary war on its ground that taxation wilh
out representation is tyranny.
Senator Geissel was chosen chairman
of the committee on resolutions, C. A.
Moody on credentials and A. H. Petit
on permanent organization, and the
convention took a recess until 2 o'clock.
The afternoon session commenced
with the reading of the report of the
committee on credentials by Dr. Wen
dell. This was adopted, and* Chairman
A. 11. Petit, of the committee on per
manent organization, reported in favor
of making the temporary organization
permanent, and C. A. Moody promptly
moved the adoption of the report. This
was carried, and Chairman George Geis
sel, from the comniitee on platform,
sent up the following platform, which
was read by the secretary of the com
mittee, J. li. Leach, of Anoka.
The Platform.
The Democracy of the Sixth congressional
district d > reaffirm their adherence to. Demo
cratic princi'le-i as hod down and contended
for by Jefferson, Jacttsou and Cleveland.
We heartily indorse the platform of princi
ples adopted by the national Democratic con
vention at Chicago in 1592. believing that the
triumph of those principles will be conducive
to a free government in fact as well as in
mime. . .
We believe that the long perpetuation of
our free institutions, the happiness of our
people, the progress of our country require it
return to these principles in the administra
tion of her public affairs.
We deny the right of the federal govern
ment to levy a tax for. protection, so-called.
Its effect is 10 take the earnings of the mauv
under guise of law and Increase the riches of
the few*. It restricts the trade of the people
without rendering an equivalent, fosters and
promotes trusts and combines, destroy
ing competition, the life of trade.
It tends to overproduction in certain
lines of products for which there
is no demand at home
aid no market
abroad, throwing la
bor out of employ
ment and causing
stagnation in busi
ness. It is largely re
sponsible fur the an
tagonism and contin
ually increasing hos
tility between capital
and labor. It tends
to rapidly draw and
accumulate the
wealth of the nation
into the hands of the
few.' We therefore
demand a reduction
of tariff to a purely
revenue basis. placing
1b.3 highest rate on
articles of luxury.
We are confident that the peace and good
order in the various states and localities can
and will be best preserved by the citizens of
th*' states. :**MHB9affi
iy»i ' f?&%-\
*-*j***o- c v l\ss*u:
We denounce the attempt to pass the force
bill by congress as an effort on the- part of
the Hepublican party to subvert, the right of
local self-government and to perpetuate' its
power by systematic interference with fed
eral elections. The development of this con
gressional district and of its resources, ag
ricultural and mineral, second to none in the
United Stales, will be best subserved by the
improvement of the waterways from Duluth
to the sea. and by such other measures as
will increase the capacity and usefulness
of that great port, -the natural outlet of this
district Within the county of the constitu
tion we call for the generous aid of the gov
ernment for these purposes.
We pledge ourselves to select a nominee
for congress who will be able and willing to
devote himself largely to securing said assist
ance, aud whose railroad ana other alliances
will not render him unfriendly to these in
We individually will, as a body, pledge our
hearty, unanimous and united support to
the nominee of this convention.
We heartily ratify and indorse the nomina
tion of Cleveland and Stevenson as the littest
representatives for the highest positions in
the gift of the people.
We heartily indorse the candidates and
platform of the Democratic state convention
recently held in Minneapolis.
.Nominations were declared in order,
and Col. E. C. Gridley,of Duluth,mount
ed the platform and eloquently present
ed the name of Maj. M. B. Baldwin, of
St. Louis county. The character and
ability of his candidate were ably pre.
sented, and his war record mentioued
ln naming the kind of a man demand
ed, he said: We want a man so clean
that the breath of scandal cannot touch
him; a man in touch with the common
people; a man thorougly posted on the
needs of this great district, and one who
can be reached when we need him; a
man able to help the movement for deep
waterways |in which every man, woman
and child in this district is interested.
Such a man Maj. Baldwin was declared
to be. F. W. Lyon, of Morrison, sec
onded the nomination on behalf of his
county, and Capt. Oscar Taylor spoke
for old Steams and promised a larger
majority than has ever been given in
that stronghold of Democracy.
J. H. Wendell ably seconded for
Wright, and there were calls for Adam
Bede, the witty, and popular orator who
so ably presented Capt. Hawkins, but
he responded by moving the nomina
tion of Maj. Baldwin by a rising vote.
This was done with great cheering, and
the nominee was called to the platform.
ifiaj, Baldwin Accepts.
"I appreciate the . honor you have con
ferred upon me." said the nominee, "and I
thank you for it. I had hoped some abler
man would be chosen, but as you have chos
en me I accept the honor. I have never
sought for or held a p'oliticifl oflice. At your
request I take the nomination against a man
who has a political record of twenty-six
years of oliiceholdiug. . I bow to your will
and accept the nomination with the inten
tion of giving him a rest from officeholding
that he so much needs. 1 promise to. faith
fully and zealously look after the interests
of every part of this district. I realize the
difficulties, but with the organization we
have I believe we shall march on to victory."
The national and .- state nominations
were eulogized, tributes paid to Grover
Cleveland and Daniel W.Lawer.'-l ask
you to send me where you will," said
Maj. Baldwin in conclusion, "and 1
promise to respond.
Lamplighter Wins the Cham
pion Stakes From a Field
of Cracks.
They Force Him to Run the
Mile and a Half Under
the Record.
The Junior Champion Stake
Is Pulled Off by Don
This Prize of $16,440 He Wins
in the Commonest of
Monmouth Park, Aug. 9.-Cham
pion day was favored with fair weather,
a last track and 10,000 spectators, who
enjoyed a full meed of pleasure and
overmuch excitement while the racing
progressed. The expected feature of
J ft, vr***-^ c7 v *-/
the programme, the Junior Champion
stakes, resulted in a hollow victory for
Don Alonzo, the giant son of Long Taw
and Bound Dance, he winning the $16,
--440 prize in the commonest of canters.
In fact, it was no race at all as
as far as first money was con
cerned. Don Alonzo's immense
stature enabled him to take
strides of twice the length of those of
his opponents. He made the six fur
longs in 1:12^. The majority of the
spectators had put their wagers on Lady
Violet, the 13 to 5 favorite, and the win
ner, who was well backed by his stable
followers at 7to 2. did not receive the
applause that his performance merited.
The Champion stakes were then dis
posed of, and one of the most exciting
and hardest fought equine battles of
the year was the result. The seven
starters raced in a solid bunch, with De
muth cutting out the pace at a lively clip
for a mile and a furlong. They
then lined themselves across the home
stretch in a beautiful bunch, with whips
plying and spurs plunging into heaving*
sides, in quest of every ounce of speed,
In the final sixteenth, Lamplighter
forged ahead, and Jockey Simms
B__ Stopped Whipping
and began riding Brown's great colt
with his hands, finally winning by a
length in 2:32%, which. is a quarter of a
second faster than the record of Firenzi,
made several years ago. Barquet took
second money from Locohatchie. Mon
tana, the equal 2 to 1 favorite with
Lamplighter, straddled hi fifth. He was
ridden by Fitzpatrick. Snapper Gar
rison was too weak to ride today. In
the fifth race, Julien pinned Sleipner
against the rail in the last sixteenth,
and forced Sloane to pull up in order to
save himself and Sleipner going over
the fence. Julien, IS to I.' won by a
head. A foul was claimed, but not al
lowed, and Sleipner's backers howled
derisively at the stewards. Kingston,
1 to 4, won the first race in a gallop
from his only opponent, Kussell, 3 to 1,
and Trouble, 11 to 5, whipped out, took
the second from the Carmen colt, 20 to
1, who neat Life .Boat, the 7to 5 favorite,
short head for the place. Nomad,7to 10,
captured the last race in galloping style,
Milt Young, 10 to 1, being second.
First race, seven furlongs— Kingston, 130,
Lambley. 1 to 4, won galloping by a head;
Russell, 111, Liuleiield, 7to 2, second. Time,
Second race, six furlongs— Trouble, 111
Blake, 11 to 5, won by a length. whipping-
Carmen colt. 111, Rogers, 20 to 1, second by a
length, whipping; Lite Boat. ll'Vi'.Taral, 7 to
5, third by three lengths, whipping. Time,
Third race.the Junior Champion stakes, six
furlongs— Don Alouzo. 118,Sloa:ie, 7 to -.'.won
by three lengths, galloping; Lady Violet,
11.), Simms, 13 to 5, second by two lengths,
whipping: Dr. Rice, 118, Fitzpatrick. ii to 1,
third by a length and a half, whipping
Time, l:lJt<2. Belladonna colt, 118; Sir Wal
ter, Friese,Commanche. Eagle Bird, Hammie
and Lovelace, all 118, also ran.
Fourth race, the Champion stakes, one
mile and a half— Lamplighter, 109, Simms, 2
to l.won by one length, driving; Banquet.l 24,
Lambley, 12 to 1, second by a length and a
half, whipping; Locohatchie, 109, Hamilton,
6 to 1, third by two lengths, whipping. Time
ZtaSVt. Poet Scout. 182; Raceland, 125; Mon
tana, 122, and Demuth, 124, also ran.
Fifth race, mile and a furlong— Julien, 85,
J. Lambley, 15 to l.won by a neck, whipping:
Sleipner, 110, Sloaue, sto 2, second by two
lengths, whipping; Mr. Sass, 98, Perm, 10 to
1, third by a length, whipping. Time, I:53V*-
Sixth race, mile— Nomad, 91, J. Lambley,
7 to 19. won galloping by a length and a half;
Milt Young, 100, Evans, 10 to 1, second by
four lengths, whipping; Rorka, 105, Blake,
12 to 5. third, by three parts of a length,
whipping. Time, 1:4;
Six of the Events at Garfield Won
by Favorite*.
Chicago, Aug. 9.— Four races at Gar
field were won by favorites today.
Chimes was a successful second choice,
and Carlsbad, the Derby winner, cap
tured the stake race at 6to 1. In the
sprint Eclipse covered six furlongs in
1:13%, and could have done better^ the
track being very fast and warm. The
fields were light and the racing good.
First race, six furlongs— won. Bay
dee second. Alderman Morris third Time
Second race, mile and twenty vards—Mar
mose won, Lady Unde second," Ulster third
Time, 1:40*4.
Third race, mile and a sixteenth—Spring
away won. Top Gallant second .Glenoid third
Time, 1:49 V?.
Fourth race, selling, value 51. 770; mile and
a sixteenth— Carlsbad won, Rudolph second
Bob L third. Time, 1:43%.
Fifth race, three-quarters of a mile—'
Eclipse won, Lake View second, Tim Murphy
third. Time. 1:13%. .-.- ;
Sixth race, mile aud twenty yards— Chimes
won. Illume second, Experience thhd. Time
First race, half a mile —Union won,
Mantell second, Linger third. Time, :51.
Second race, mile— Ed Leonard won. Royal
Flush second, Diamond Dick third. Time.
1:43. -:■: ."■■■■
Third race, six „ furlongs— Woodford won.
Harry Askew second. Adversity third. Time,
i:isva. : "■;:.: ... ..:
Fourth race, nine furlongs— Churchill
Clark won, Patrick second, Kanier third
Time, 2:00.
Fifth race, six furlongs— Maggie Beck won,
Roley Boley second, H orace Leiand third.
Time, l:l7V*j.
Sixth race, hurdles, mile— Juliet won, Bob
Thomas second, La Blanche third. Time*
Weather—Pair, variable winds.
Democrats name Baldwin for congress.
Lamplighter. breaks a record- . TV,-
Coroner's jury reflects on city engineer.
H. Clay -King's sentence commuted.
Great parade of Knights in Denver. 7V-.
The Foot-Blood Jersey romance-
Gladstone delivers his address.
Sons of Veterans at Helena.
Serious railway accident near Denver.
Small cyclone at Topeka, Kan.
A gigantic scheme for a boycott.
Kiefer's congressional boom dwindling.
Big Eau Claire strike threatened- : .
One Democratic ticket for New York.
Two shaky railway associations.
Carlisle discusses silver coinage- •»
Girl who wants to be a jockey.
The $20,000,000 arrives in New York.
Mars again reported inhabited. „,7 7;
A Yonng Woman Who Wants to
Be a Jockey. Hct
Chicago, 111.. Aug. 9.- Frances Mil
fred .would like to be a jockey. She is
from Missouri and knows how to han
dle a horse. Being fond of outdoor ex
ercise and a lover of excitement, she is
determined to do something besides
play the typewriter or call "cash."
She is now visiting Chicago, and will:
not return to St. Joe unless she rails to
secure a position with some owner of
fast horses. It is her ambition to conic,
down the stretch in a whipping finish
and land her horse about two lengths
ahead of Fox, Goodale, Overton, Penny
and other slini-waisted young men who'
think they can ride.
Miss Milfred, after coming to Chic go
a month ago. visited Washington Park
and watched the flyers for several suc
cessive days. She lost $13.50 Hi cash
ventures, but discovered a new sphere 1
for women. The mere she watched the
races the more firmly she became con-'
vinced that she could learn to ride as
well as any one else. Once she had'
been in the Kiralfy chorus and had'
made only $10 a week. When she heard .
that jockeys often made 8100 for win
ning one race, that settled it.
Saturday evening the following "ad":
appeared in one of the papers: M
LADY aged twenty-five.. from West, good :
rider, would like to learn to be a jockey.
Address S. 1".. 64.
An encouraging letter addressed to
S. B. SI brought a reply that Miss Fran
ces Mildred would be at home Monday
at No. 17 Upton street. There she was
found, in the bottom fiat, a brown
haired, slim young lady of pleasant
features and a desire to explain her am
bition. iy-a; i ß"*MßEyfc--B*rw-pi
■ "In the first place, my weight is all"
right," said she. --With me it is a se
rious matter. I want to do something
to make a living, and believe' I would
make a good jockey. Ever since I cab
remember 1 have been accustomed to
handling horses. Four years ago -I
was counted the best rider in St
Joe, and once I won a race at a county
fair. Do you see any reason why a :
young lady should - not be a jockey?
No. Neither do 1. My folks would
object, of course, but if 1 don't succeed
here I'm going East and try it."
THK $10,000 RACE OFF.
The Attendance at Rochester Un
. usually Small.
Rociiesek, N. V., Aug. The favor
ites and the field had an even thing of
it here today in the opening of the
Grand Circuit. Owing to the extreme
heat the attendance was light as com
pared to the former first days,
only 3,000 being present. • An
other thing that contributed to the
slimness of the crowd was the fact
that the stake race of 810,000 did not
fill, and consequently the three events
were but of an average kind. The talent
went in heavy for Vitello, the winner
of the 2:10 pace at Buffalo, and got left,
as, after taking the first heat, he
stepped ' down and out, and Vinette
captured the race. The backers of Vi
tello had a chance to get even in the
2:29 and 2:21 trotting classes, where the
favorites captured the money. The
biggest victory was won by the Bicycle
sulky, every horse but one getting-' a
place, being hitched to one of the mulev
cow contractions. The summaries fol
low :
2:21 class, trotting, purse 52,000, divided-
Jessie Hanson ...1 3.2 11
Burt Sheldon . ..3 1135
So Long! .-..-. 2 2 3 2 2
Conway.... :.. ...8 5 4 4 3
Claudius..... 4 6 6 5 4
Howard H.. ..5 7 7 7 6
Pha-be Wilkes 7 4 5 6dr
Gertrude 6 8 Sdr
Time, 2:17V2, 2:18. 2:18V 2 . 2:19 V,*, 2:20V2.
2 :lti pace, purse 51,500, divided—
Vinette ; 2 11
Vitello :...l 2 2 2
Crawford '"'3 4 6 5
Saladin....... 5 333
uocko 7 6 4 4
Gray Harry 4 778
Kissels Dallas .. .... 6 5 5 7
Time, 2:l4**i. 2:15V 2 . 2:16. 2:17%*"
2:29 class, trotting, purse 51.500, divided—
Lamont 11l
Nellie R;...„; 2 2
Corinne 3 5 4
£ ck -- * •'■-•"• ''■'■'* 3 5
01 * -i, 1 .? :•••••-• 5 6 7
Rose Filmns 7 4 3
Maggie M00re.......... r... '".*". 6 7 *-
Sensation;..:.;!.... 7.777.9 Bdr
Kingston : ...;;Bdis
Time, 2:28, 2:20, 2:20V'2.
:,,'7. .': GOT DOWN TO 2:1 4%. „ *.
Splendid Pacing: Done by Merry
. • Chimes at Grand Hapids.
Grand Eapids, Mich., Aug. 9.— A
great crowd, fine weather and a track in'
excellent condition favored the opening
of the summer meeting of the Grand :
Eapids Horsemen's association today at
Comstock park. The feature of the day
was the work of Merry Chimes',
who won the 2:40 pace "and
made a record of 2:14% In the
first heat, thus gaining the §500 extra
offered to beat 2:16. Azote had a walk
over in the trotting class. Three thou
sand people witnessed the races today,
and tonight the city is filled with lovers
of fast horse flesh who have come to see
the great contest between Direct and
Hal Pointer tomorrow. Hal Pointer is
ahead in the pools, but with a perfect
day many horsemen look for a surprise.
Making a Test Case. ■•'*
. Chicago. Aug. 9.— F. B. Webber and
John Murray, two bookmakers at Gar
field Park, were arrested this afternoon
by agreement in order that the validity
of the Kenny ordinance regulating race
tracks might be tested at once by a
habeas corpus action. . The writ of ha
beas corpus is to be applied-.' for imme
diately, and the hearing will-take place
without delay, both the Pai^-geople
and" the city wishing an: early decision.
The questions to be decided are: *Ts
the Kenny ordinance valid ?" and '"'May
the ..track •. be run for gain without*; a
Thousands of Knights Tem
plar in a Grand Parade
at Denver.
The Most Brilliant Parade in
the History of the Ma
sonic Order.
Dancing Plumes and Flashing-
Swords Glisten in the Col
orado Sunlight.
Minneapolis One of the Com
petitors for the Next Tri
ennial Conclave.
r Den-vek, Col., Aug. I).— The Knights
Templar have possession of this city as
much as if it were one of the old East
ern cities they captured during their
early campaigns. Everything is theirs
except a very few retail dealers, who
are determined to make all they can
out of them. The Knights filled the
streets, the cars, the
buildings and the
clubs all day. They
caused Deliverites
to get up two hours
earlier than was
usual.for at 6 o'clock
this morning the
city presented as
lively an appear
ance as it has since
the visitors began
arriving. Four,
hours later they
were engaged in
their grand parade.
'1 ne conclave had
ooened and every-
'■> /a.^7 li
j John 7°.£.6ob>n..
Gri.-ntf -Truster.
body was glad, but there was much re
gret when the parade broke up, for it
was such a pageant that spectators
never seemed to tire of watch
ing ■ it. The air was filled with
dancing plumes and flashing swords,
-while the brilliant sun, at times peep
ing out from behind the clouds, glis
tened the golden and silver lacings and
trappings of the men and horses. It
was such a parade as has never been
•seen here before, or in many other
cities. The air was bracing, "and it
blew down in big gusts from the mount
ains. Last night's shower had a bene
fiting effect, and the few clouds which
floated in the air took the stings out of
the sun's rays. if*. "->'•'
It Was Just the Day
for a parade, and the paraders had
nothing to complain of, and those who
sat down to the grand council in the
afternoon were not tired in the least.
The members of the grand encampment,
Knights Templar of -the United States,
Were escorted to the asylum with fitting
.honors, and the supreme body of
Knights Were in session' all the' after
noon for the real business of the en
campment. Very little was accom
plished this afternoon, but tomorrow
morning a start will be made
in earnest, and the work of .the
twenty-fifth conclave continued un
til ail the business is cleared nn.
&iron L.G'oiTT' >
-"*"*'** **<"**- of Col :.
The election of
officers will, take
{lace Thursday,
In the meantime
there is the report
of the ritual com
mittee to consider,
and the fight for
the next conclave
is quietly going on
between Boston
and Cincinnati,
wi t h Louisville
and * Minneapolis
also ;in the race.
The grand en
campment is com
posed of past grand
commanders, the
past grand masters, grand commanders,
grand deputies, grand generalissimos
and grand captain generals of the dif
ferent states, making up a me*r.bership
of about 400. The parade was in every
A Magnificent Pageant.
The details were so perfect that not
the slightest hitch occurred anywhere.
The fourteen divisions fanned prompt) v
into line on Fourth street and marched
in good order throughout. The grand
encampment officers were driven from
their headquarters at the Brown Palace
hotel in carriages to the official review
ing stand on the corner of Logan and
Sixteenth avenues, accompanied by
their escort, St. John Commanderv
No. 4, of Philadelphia, and the
famous cowboy band, of Pueblo,
Col. The review stand was
reached a few minutes after 10 o'clock.
When the cowboys in their picturesque
costumes came in view ot the multitude
awaiting the arrival of the grand en
campment officers at the review stand,
they started enthusiastic cheering, which
was continued until Grand Master
Gobin took his seat. The great parade,
headed by -.the Colorado commander,
then made its appearance before the re
viewing stand at 10:30 o'clock. It con
sisted of
Fourteen Divisions.
First Division— Right Eminent Sir Byron
L. Carr, grand commander of Colorado, com
manding: Very Eminent Sir A. A. Burnand.
chief of stafF; fifty aides: .The twenty-three
-Colorado commanderies.
I V Second Division— Right EmiuentSirßobert
H. Chamberlain, grand commander of Mas
sachusetts, commanding: ■ six aides trom
Colorado; Washington comraaudry, Wash
ington. D. C. ; Columbia commandery, of
' Washington. D. C; Potomac commandery,
of Georgetown: Demolay commanderv.
of, Washington; St. John's commanderv. of
Providence; Boston commandery. of Bos
ton; Worcester commandery. of Worcester:
Demolay commandery, ot" Boston; Haver
hill commandery, of Haverhill: Woonsocket
commandery. of Woonsocket, R. I.; South
Carolina commandery. of Charleston.
■ Third Division— Right Eminent George F.
Loder, grand commander of •■New York,
commanding: 17 commanderies. from New
York: 3 commanderies from New Hampshire
and 3 from Connecticut.
' .Fourth Division— Right Eminent Sir Hunt
ington Brown, grand commander of Ohio,
commanding: twenty-five commanderies
from Ohio: Kentucky commanderies - from
Louisville, Frankfort Covington and Mays
ville..----. -
■■ Fifth Divison— Eminent Sir Joseph
S. Wright, grand commander of - Pennsyl
vania, commanding; twenty-five Pennsyl
vania commanderies. .-.•".
- Sixth Division— Eminent J. A. Man
ning-* grand commander, of Indiana, com
manding; 35 Indiana commanderies; 4 com
manderies from Texas.
Seventh Division— Right Eminent Sir Ran
dall. oast' grand commander of Michigan,
commanding: 30 Michigan commanderies;
1 from Mississippi and 1 from Manitoba.^* •
. - Eighth — Division — Right Eminent Sir
'Sprfcg,' grand commander .of Illinois, com
manding: 40 Illinois commanderies.
Ninth Division— Right Eminent Sir Will
iam- F. : Summer, grand captain-general of
: California, commanding; four California
< commanderiga-i, six from Tennessee, three
from Georgia, Seven from * Wisconsin and
nine from New Jersey.
Tenth Division— Right Eminent Sir John
B. Parsons, . past grand commander of
Missouri, commanding; twenty commander
ies, three from Alabama and three from New
Mexico. . ?
- 'Eleventh "Division— Right Eminent Sir W.
F. Cleveland, graud com.rn.audM of lowa,
commanding, 15 commanderies. 8 from Min
' Twelfth Division— Eminent Sir E.
C.Culd. grand commander of Kansas, com
manding: 20 Kansas commanderies; 1 from
Maryland and 2 from Utah.
: Thirteenth Division— Night Eminent. Sir
Adrian V. Saunders, of Nebraska, command
ing: ten Nebraska commanderies, five West
Virginia commanderies three from Arkan
sas and one from Oklahoma.
Fourteenth Division— Right Eminent Sir
David Holmes, grand commander North Da
kota, commanding; two commanderies from
North Carolina, two from Oregon; two from
Washington, one from Montana, two from
Norm Dakota, two from South Dakota, two
from Wyoming and one from Arizona.
All Deserve Credit.
There were so tnauy good-looking
commanderies in line that it would be
impossible to mention all, but every one
(if them deserves great credit for the
magnificent appearance made. The
scenes on the streets daring the parade
were full of life and animation. Every
other resident of Denver was out, anil
the suburbs and near-by cities sent
thousands. The bright costumes of the
ladies added to the attractiveness of the
scene and contrasted nicely with the
beautiful decoratious of the city.
Every other person wore some sort
of a bailee or another, and of course
Knight Templar badges predominated,
for the sisters, cousins, aunts and other
relatives of these men were out in large
numbers. The decorations showed up
finely. and attracted much attention and
many kind remarks. It was a glorious
scene, and one never witnessed before
in Denver. There were nearly 200,000
people scattered along the line of
march when the parade started. In the
downtown district spectators stood live
and ten deep; up town the crowd was
not as large, but every accessible point
of vantage was crowded. The score of
grand stands, public and private, were
packed, and every window along the
route was crowded as well as the
Hoofs, Porches and Lawns.
The down-town buildings were all
jammed with sight-seers. The same can
be said of the structures on the inter
secting streets. Wagons crowded with
spectators stood on the cross streets.and
many private houses had small stands in
front of them just large enough to ac
commodate the family and a few friends.
The court house, the new postoffice
building and other public structures
were a sea of faces. The brilliant sun
when it did show through the light
clouds brightened up the decorations
and the handsome costumes of the
ladies. The various stands with their*
crowds . of spectators presented
an animated spectacle with their
waving hands and han Kerchiefs, lt
was a good-natured, enthusiastic crowd,
ready to cheer everything and anybody.
The lemonade venders and peddlers of
sandwiches and other foods and drinks
thrived, and many of the street stand
proprietors will become wealthy with
today's' business. Wires were stretched
from telegraph pole to pole and from
tree to tree to keep spectators from
intruding on the marchers, and it was a
wise precaution. The various com
manderies were cheered as they passed
along, and expressions of delight were
heard on every side. -' ■"
Colorado Commanderies
were cheered continually. Leadville's
baud was led by a boy on a donkey.
.Colorado No.'. 1 made a tine appearance
and attracted considerable attention.
Boston's famous commandery executed
various evolutions in a masterly man
ner, and were cheered and applauded.
De Molay. of Washington, mounted,
looked well and; rode well. St. Ber
nard's, of Chicago: the Philadelphia,
New York and California commanderies
looked exceptionally well. There was
not a poor-looking commandery in the
parade. AH made good appear
ances. There were no hitches, and
everything passed off nicely. Af
ter . the parade a scene of
great confusion ensued. Spectators
rushed hither and thither in their en
deavor to find places on the cars. This
continued for halt an hour, and then
the streets resumed their usual con
clave appearance, and crowds wan
dered about jostling each other all day.
The grand encampment went into ses
sion immediately alter the parade, but
little business was transacted, the busi
ness being confined for the most part to
the welcoming of officers by the repre
sentatives of the city and state. Frame
B. Hill, the chairman of the triennial
executive committee, extended the
grand master and other officers of the
grand encampment
A Cordial Greeting*
and introduced John L. Routt, the gov
ernor of the state, and Platt Boilers,
the mayor of Denver, each of whom de
livered hearty addresses of welcome.
Gen, Carr, grand commander of Color
ado, likewise extended a fraternal
greeting, and in responding Grand
Master Gobin spoke highly of the man
ner in which the Knights Templar in
general had been received. He stated
that everybody was more than pleased
with the reception that had been given
them and with all they had
seen in Denver and Colorado, and
their visit to' the silver centennial
state wouid be something they would
always remember with a great deal of
pleasure and satisfaction. The grand
master closed his brief address by
thanking the citizens of Denver and
Colorado for the complete, preparations
they had made for the conclave and the
hospitality accorded to all the visitors.
The roll call was then called and the
grand encampment went into secret
session, subsequently adjourning until
tomorrow morning at 9:80. The
Election of Officers.
of the grand encampment of the United
States for the ensuing three years will
take place Thursday, and it is* probably
well settled that tin: successor of Grand
Master Gobin will be the present deputy
grand master, McCurdy. A great deal
of the time of the encampment will be
taken up in considering the new ritual,
upon which a special committee has
been working for a year . past. There
will probably also be some considerable
time spent in settling the location of
the twenty-sixth triennial conclave, as
two or three states are competing for
the honor. The light will most likely
narrow down to Boston and the state
of Connecticut before it is taken
up for consideration, although
the present cities in the field are Louis
ville and Minneapolis, in -addition to
Cincinnati and Boston. This evening a
round of social calls was carried on be
tween the headquarters of the different
state commanderies, these informal re
ceptions being the order of the evening.
All the rooms were gaily decorated
with silken banners and trophies of the
particular state commander*,', and the
hospitality extended to all callers in the
matter of refreshment is unbounded.
The Colorado headquarters were this
evening given up to a reception by the
wives of Colorado Knights to the ladies
accompanying the visiting Templars, so
that the Hwl
Guests of Both Sexes
were well looked after. The Boston
commandery gave a serenade concert in
their elegant suite of parlors at the Al
bany hotel this evening. The 14(5 sir
knights and ladies who come from Bos
ton are all in • excellent health and
charmed with the beauties of the Rock
ies. The .commandery attracted consid
erable attention. iv the parade, and they
have their big base. drum showing the
date of their organization. 170.J, placed
in a conspicuous position at their head
quarters. New York and New England
commanderies are all comfortably lo
cated and have their several headquart
ers - charmingly decorated to receive
their frie ucls.
The Coroner's Jury Inquire
Into the West Side
Witnesses Testify the Fill
Was Composed of Sand
and Gravel.
That the Engineer's Depart
ment Was Repeatedly No
tified of the Danger.
The Jury's Verdict Lays the
Responsibility on the
The inquest to determine how and by
what means Frederick Kreiger came to
his death was held in Court Boom No. 5*
in the city hall bidding yesterday aft
ernoon. The room was well filled, a
number of members of the council oc
cupying front seats and listening with
marked attention to the evidence .as
given by the witnesses. County At
torney O'Brien and Deputy Coroner
Darling had charge of the case for the
state, and City Attorney Lawler and
his assistant, J. C. Michaels, were pies
ent in the interest of the city. A num
ber of legal lights interested in in
posed damage suits to be commenced
against the city.growingout of the disas
ter were on hand in the interests of their
clients. Before the first witness was
called City Attorney Lawler addressed
the coroner and jury and explained
that the desire of the city authorities
was to have a thorough and impartial
investigation. He questioned whether
this could be done from the fact that
some of the jurymen had personal feel
ings in the matter, and had expressed
opinions as to the causes leading to the
accident. In view of these facts, he
asked that the present jury be dis
charged and a new one empaneled.
Deputy Coroner Darling explained
that it would be impossible to discharge
the jury, they having been sworn in
over the body of Frederick Kreiger,
which had been interred. County At
torney O'Brien said there was no" law
providing for the discharge of a cor
oner's jury after the jurymen had been"
sworn in, and the taking of testimony
was commenced, Mr. O'Brien conduct
ing the examination of the witnesses.
Kobert Morris testified as to the posi
tion of the box drain or culvert. The
last time he noticed the box it
Whs Filled Up.
Water had been accumulating in
the pond for some time, tie first no
ticed it four or five weeks before any
men were put to work at the place. A
day or so after the big storm he saw
men working there. There were proba
bly half a dozen men in the crew. The
men worked during the day and all day
Sunday after the storm, and he thought
part of one night. The bieak had oc
curred, he thought, near the drain box.
The box he had never known to be
clear of sand.
Mr. Goss testified that he had been
around the place for days prior to the
accident. lie first saw men at work
there the day before the big storm.
They came back a day or so afterward.
He had formed an opinion that the
bank would give away unless the water
was drawn off, hut did not remember
saying so to any of the workmen. The
box drain or culvert was, he thought,
filled up in the spring with sand, but he
did not know very much about it.
Attorney Charles Butts asked permis
sion to examine the witness in the in
terests of his clients, but was informed
by Mr. O'Brien that it would not be
allowed. Mr. O'Brien agreed that any
suggestions made by Mr. Butts would
be received.
Jacob Kirkham described the body of
water, the embankment or fill of Pago
street which held it back, and the ma
terial of which the fill was made. As
far as he could judge the fill was chiefly
of sand and gravel. "
G. Borgen, a civil engineer, said he
knew the fill had been carried away by
tne flood. There was a natural drain at
that point, but it had been covered by
the fill, lie did not think it proper to
make a fill of such kind without a large
Drain or Culvert.
He was of the opinion that the culvert
should have been situated where the
natural drain was.
City Engineer. Rundlett said he was
engineer at the time Page street had
been graded. He could not describe the
nature of the soil, as his assistants had
supervision of the work. The fill was
made by dirt obtained from cuts along
the same street. After the storm of
July 26 the water had backed there in
large quantities. July 1 he had been
notified that water was gathering there.
He had notified Mr. Shanley and Mr.
McCoy. On the 27th he went over
there with Mr. Shanley and told
him to start in a full force
and drain the water by means of si
phons and sluice boxes. Mr. Shanley
started in to get the water out, and quite
a force of men were at work. Thought
he was there a few moments on Friday
when the water was being drained. Sat
urday morning Mr. Shanley reported
there had been some trouble. On Sat
urday afternoon he visited the place and
found the work nearly completed.
Those in charge of the work could ex
plain better as to the difficulties. Late
Sunday afternoon the watchman was
there, but no other men working. Shan
ley had informed him the men had
been working." Thought was there
Sunday afternoon. Mr. Shanley said
the water would certainly be going by
the siphons on Tuesday. . The boxes
were put in so as to prevent the wasli-
ing out of the bank. The men didn't
work through the nights. Mr. Shanley
thought it would be safer to work
through the day than to do it at night.
It was intended to keep men at work
day and night, but Mr. Shanley said it
A H'
f l«\**/^-\
was impracticable to work at night and
the men were working overtime. Mr.
Shanley had said the people down be
low had been notified of the danger.
Most of the work had been done by his
subordinates, and they were more fam
iliar as to details. He had heard the
culvert had stopped uo and drain water
had accumulated there. He . had re
ported the matter to Mr. McCoy.
Watchmen had been employed since the
heavy rain of July 2G to watch the bauk.
; — al
In his opinion the size of the culver?
was ample enough to **-"*• 7
C-i rry Off the Water. .'* * ".
F. W. McCoy, assistant engineer, was
called, stated he had personal super
vision of the Page street fi11... The soil
was obtained from the excavations
; made east of the fill. He noticed uo
springs under the embankment at the
time.tlie fill was made. The fill was put
in in the fall of ISoO, and the box drain
was constructed in 188!). The size was
2x3. Witness showed a plan of box
drain. The frame was made of 4x4 tim
bers, on top and bottom was three-inch
plank, on the sides two-inch plank.
IF. 0 S>R. t ejs r
After the street was constructed he saw.
the street frequenly. The ground was
in good shape last summer. - About
a month ago he was first noti
fied of the water gathering.
There was about an acre in the "basin'
made by the fill. Approximately, he'
thought, there was an acre of water.'
The soil was mostly clay, hut he though;
i the fill was capable of holding the water.
j The report about water being there
j came through Mr. Bundelett. He left a
note on Mr. Shanley's desk about it.
and several days after went over and
saw ten or fifteen feet of water there.
! lie didn't go to the place again until
! the day before the fill washed out. The
j men were working, and they said the
j water had been lowered about three
I feet. A sluice box had been put in, but
I he had no record of the work done after
the heavy rain of July 20. *
Frank J. Torrent, a dry goods clerk,
i lived in the neighborhood- of the fill,
j The water had been standing there
j since snow went out. The last rain in
j July
Filled tlie Basin
i up to within eighteen inches of the top.
! One or two weeks before the heavy rain
j the men had been working to find the
| box. It took them several days to find
! it, ana the heavy rain filled up every.
L_A -*?l
[ft* l lJ£/*r.coxoNtfsi
thing. Friday or Saturday before
the washout the men were at
work. Sunday the men worked
all day; they didn't get the water
started; the eight men were in charge of
Henry Starkey. There were three siph
ons working, and each one threw a
three-inch stream. He was there until
about fifteen minutes before the fill
went out. The siDhons were working
at the time. The fill was all sand and
gravel. The soil of the fill was mostly
sand and gravel, and not more . than 5
per cent clay. The box drain, had been
closed up since last fall.. The block-up
was caused by dirt, which had washed
down from Curtice street.
C. B. Shanley, street commissioner,
testified that citizens, police and street
commissioners usually reported when
lax drainage did not carry off the water.
On July 8 Mr. McCoy spoke about tha
drain box being stopped up. Mr. Star*
kej and he went over and tried to fipd.

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