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Fair: cooler; north winds, be
coming: variable.
Who fifot their copy in early
secure the best positions.
Republican Primaries With
out Equal in Ramsey
County History.
Jries of Corruption and Fraud
in the Mouths of Every
Ths Legislative Fight Genera!
and the County Ticket in
A Notable Event Was the Tri
umph of Horton in the
Second Ward P. H.DAYTON
Third Ward G. M. ORR
Sixth Ward F. C. TALBOYS
Seventh Ward HILER 11. HORTON
Eighth Ward A. F. QAUGEIi
10th, 11th uud Country D. M. SULLIVAN
It must be with a great qualm of con
science—if they have any — that Repub
licans of Ramsey county will prate here
after of purity of their caucuses. The
work of last evening forever put an end
to that. There have been many curious
and corrupt caucuses, but the Repub
lican primaries of last evening put to
the blush all previous records. Why,
even the immaculate Seventh, than
which snow itself has not been purer:
where dwells all the holiness of the
party of high morals and tariff; where
the truly good go to the polls in dress
suits and casjt their ballots with lav
ender kid gloves: yea, even in the Sev
enth ward, which is only a little lower
than the angels, did skulduggery and
corruption walk abroad in noonday.
All over the city, where there was a
contest of any character, anybody and
everybody voted, without regard to race,
color or previous condition of party
servitude. It was open, corrupt and no
torious. There were legislative con
tests in nearly every ward and wher
ever a contest raised its untoward head
there the multiple voter appeared.
Howls from the slaughtered aspirants
filled the air until late at night and will
be repeated at the convention tomor
ro iv.
There is a howl from the First, from
the Sixth, the Ninth and from the
country; and the greatest of these is
from the country. 1). M. Sullivan, the
ex-alderman from the Eleventh ward,
got the nomination from W. W. Clark,
but how did he get it? Those who op
posed him say he and Inspector
Clausen voted all the men at the Trans
fer, many of whom came from Minne
apolis, and that Clark was not given a
square shake. From the Third conies a
wild and forlorn howl over the way in
which the veteran Doc Murphy "was
"snowed under with dirt."
But the great fight was in the Sev
enth, where the young and aggressive
Hiler Horton handsomely laid out the
pet candidate of the Pioneer Press,
Capt. Hackett, and in the same sweep
the club ticket for the county conven
tion utterly obliterated the "so-called
Pioneer Press ticket. The result was a
revolt against the methods employed to
coerce the nomination of Capt. Hackett,
and ihe young men of the ward rallied
to the rescue of Horton and triumph
antly swept him through. There was
Wild excitement at every polling place,
and though the essay of Hackett on
American tin was freely distributed, it
was offset by the following circular,
which was peppered about the ward
thicker than leaves in the valley of the
DenrSir: Your attention is respectfully
called to the gross misstatementa which the
supporters of Capt. Uackettare making con
cerning Hiler J!. Horton. candidate for the
legislature from the Seventh ward, and Hie
unmanly and unfair methods employed by
them in the interest of their candidate. ?ilf.
Horton was the first candidate in the field—
a fact well known to Capt. llackcit's mana
ger*—he is ii man oi exceptional ability and
untarnished reputation, and the slanderous 1
iiinl despicable statements uhich have been
circulated about him should be rebuked at
the primary meetings by every true citizen
mid right-minded man who desires fair piav
and the best interests of the city. Mr. Hor
ton's friends have made an honorable ram
piiiini in every respect. ami not resorted to false
and libellous statements; they have ik>i at
tempted t'j muzzle the popular will by get
ting Dp a combination of one cia.^s of nien to
the exclusion of all others— by parading be
fore the public a petition purporting to have
been signed by more than a hundred meu,
when it van be proved that more than one
fourth of the alleged signers never saw it!
Mr. Horton's supporters believe that the
proper place to decide upon a candidate for
the legislature is at the plate a). pointed for
that purpose— the primary meeting— and they
believe that the best interests of the city
would be subserved by the election of Mr".
Morton, and your rapport of his candidacy is
earnestly solicited. Committee.
All of this counted, and Horton was
the signal victor.
The fieht over the county ticket was
»o badly mixed up that the wisest
friends of the candidates themselves
tan tell but little ot the result. It is
probable that Freanty has the nomina
tion for slit rill. Webber for register of
needs and Keller for auditor. This is
strenuously denied by the friends of
Gen. Flower, who carried the Seventh
ward and several others. Bell also
claims he has a finch on the nomina
tion for register of deeds, and Bourne
thinks iie has the inside track for aud
itor* The country delegations are lack
ins and are sufficiently strong to hold
the balance of power in many cases.
There may be several contests and
these result in changing enough dele
pates to upset all calculations. There
Is no lack of grounds on which to have
r contest, for the primaries were "'rot
ten" to a degree.
First Ward.
The contest in the First ward showed
that all was not smooth sailing for .lan
sen, even among the Scandinavian Re
publicans. A plan was laid for the de
feat of Jansen in the convention, and
although it did not work, it had the
Bupport of a tiood many Scandinavians.
A ticket was put in the field with the
name of (i. P. Bitt thereon for county
auditor. Ritt is a resident of the First
ward, Janseu's ward. Could Uitt
cany bis delegates through it would
mean the defeat of Jansen for
the nomination for treasurer; for
the nomination for auditor would be
settled hist, and when the nomination
foil treasurer came up the convention
vould nut be very likely to give that
*^3£^P;^^2^§^ V**
position also to the First ward. The
Janseu crowd saw the scheme at the
start, anil began Bghtiag the RUt ticket.
Although the Kilt ticket bore also the
name of Jansen for treasurer, it secured
330 votes to 521 for the straight ticket.
The contest was a warm one, and left
Some bad blood between Jansen and a
lot of Scandinavians who fought for the
Uitt ticket. The successful ticket, and
the one which means Matt Jansen alone
from the Second ward, is composed of
the following delegates:
John c'opeland, Fred M. Lloyd. Christ
Brandt. John Bloomquist, A. Lindnhl, O.scar
Johnson, John Johnson, George C. Steven. 1 -.
John E. Kjeliberir. .1. M. Bolirer, I. K. Pat
nqde, John Hainruertrren, James Smith. John
Miller. John Dahlstrom. 11. C. HuebnecC. EL
Blo<lj;ett, B. Cullender, Oscar Hohnsirom, A.
K. Tiesbert'.
The Ritt ticket wasTieaded by the
name of C. 13. Brunson, who was tim
prime mover in the scheme. The vote
at the polling place on Lafayette ave
nue stood 144 for the Kitt ticket to 54
for the straight ticket. At the corner
of Case and Burr streets the vote was
oU'J for the straight ticket to 130 for the
There was also a cross fight on the
legislative ticket. Wallblotn was the
favorite candidate, and was opposed by
Scott McDonald. Then there was a
light as to who should oe the delegates
for Wallblom. The winning ticket was:
C. B. Brunson, John Copeland, John
Blom. John Blcmquist, Charles Mobery,
Christ Brandt, Louis Jonnson, J. H.Wolters
torff. Jaiuefc Smith, Kmanuel Johnson, Oscar
Johnson. John IlaminerKreu, George C.
Stevens, H. C. liuebner, \V. 11. Dieter, T.
Miller, A. Weyand, C. 11. Blodgett, John E.
Kjellbeig, A. Eitt
On Lafayette avenue, the Wallblom
delegates received 173 votes to 20 for the
McDonald; at Burr and Case, the Wall
blom men received 10!) votes to 9 for the
McDonald; and at Payne avenue and
York street, the Wallblom men received
381 votes to 44 for Scott McDonald.
The county delegation goes wholly
nniustructed, and with only the de
termination to vote for the nomination
of Jansen for treasurer. So far as could
be learned J. D. Markham is favored to
some extent for county attorney, and
Keller for county auditor. Bell, for
register of deeds, can not carry the
whole delegation. For sheriff Freaney
will likely be most favored, though
Chapel has some friends among them.
Leon Chamberlfn is somewhat favored
for county attorney.
Second Ward.
There was practically but one county
ticket in the Second ward, and it was
rather lost sight of on account of the
three-cornered light for the legislative
nomination between Frank H. Dayton,
W. L. Ames, and A. J. Hoban. Nearly
1.000 votes were cast, out of which Day
ton received 4"4.
He had a majority of the votes cast in
every district in the ward except the
Fourth, where lie received but 12, Ames
polling 105.
Ames was last choice in the First and
Second districts, but received more votes
in the Third and Fourth than Hoban. In
the First district the county ticket was
put through without opposition, 210
votes being cast. For the legislative
tickets in this district there were 2«JG
votes cast.
Jn the Second ward the county ticket
received 225 votes.' and the legislative
ticket a like number, of which Dayton
got almost half.
In the Third Dayton easily had the
call, and the only interest centered in
the introduction of a number of Keller
delegation tickets, which were supposed
to have been withdrawn. The count
showed, however, that there were only
58 of them, while the regular ticket re
ceived 166 votes.
Dayton received in this district 191
votes out of a total of oil.
The Fourth proved to be almost solid
for Amos, and he got all but 10 votes out
of 121, but he fell so badly behind in the
other districts that this helped
him but little. But 27 votes
were cast for the delegates
ticket, ana out of this number the
Keller ticket, headed by Chris Meyer,
received 15. Tiie sentiment in the Sec
ond ward seems to favor Keller for aud
itor, and it is understood that after in
sisting on Zollman tor county attorney
the delegation will go in for Keller.
The delegates are said to favor Mat
Jensen for county treasurer, while Har
ris is their man for sheriff. This is part
of the arrangement by which Keller
withdrew the ticket said to be made up
of delegates for himself and worked
for the ticket made up of a compromise
delegation, which went through almost
without opposition. Judge Cornish is
the only man named for the district
court judgeahip.
County — C. E. Metz, Niok Flynn, James
Beubury. M. F. Cates, J. S. Vaudiver, A W
Gillett. If. J. Conroy, Matt Biever, William
Biisnniiinii, Steve Hall, William Jannke, Will
iam Kyan, John T. Haglnnd. Steve McDou
ouuh, Petei Monson, P. L. Dawsou.
Legislature— Charles Passavaut, P. L. Daw
soii. Henry Paulus, Charles Metz. Charles
Joubert, N. Flynn, William Jahnke. J. 11.
Bedbury, William Silcox, Cbarles Knudson,
M. F. Gates. Charles Timme, P. Monson, 4.
W. Gillett, M. Beaver, J. T. ila^iund.
Third Ward.
There were two tickets in the Third
ward, and the primary election was one
of the liveliest evor witnessed there.
Until a late hour it was generally be
lieved that there would be only one
county ticket in the field, but when the
polls were opened a Warren ticket ap
peared. It was a surprise for the men
supporting the regular ticket, but the
latter redoubled their efforts and de
feated the Warren ticket by a large
majority, the vote being 298 to 132.
Among those who head the successful
tick are Terrance Kenney, 11. L. Will
iams and Samuel Lowenstein.
The delegation is uniustructed, the
ticket being largely a compromise one.
Mr. Freaney will receive a good sup
port, and others of the delegates will
vote for Harris. The entire delegation
Will support Samuel Morrison for pro
bate judge. Grier M. Orr*a legislative
delegation was elected over the delegate
ticket of Dr. J. U. Murphy by a vote of
240 to 231.
County— Terrance Kenney, H. L. Williams,
Charies <;. Johnson, S. Loweiiiiein, Fr
Brandhorst N. SandelL J. C. Reich hard. E.
P. Wade, Henry lioyce, J. H. Scliulze, Theo
Wiekersneim. J. W Fisher, Andrew Holm,
H. S. Ihius.
Legislative— ll. L. Williams, "W P Jcw
ett. W. F. Ilullseik, J. 11. ochnlze. J. W.
Fisher, S. LowenEtein, K. P. Wade, H S
Haas. Fritz Benning. Fred 11. Brandliorst]
George Peterson. J. C. Reicuardt, Joseph
Hermann, John Larson.
Fourth Ward.
It had been the prediction that a great
fight would grow out of this ward, and
Henry Johns, for the legislature, wouid
have a particularly hard row to hoe.
But nothing of the kind occurred. The
effort to run Sheriff Bean against Johns
failed, the former voting a Johns ticket
like a little man, remarking in a loud
voice that "Johns was good enough for
him." On tiie county ticket. Chapel
for sheriff had everything his own way,
and no preference for any other ofiice
was indicated. The following tickets
were unanimously elected:
County Ticket— Charies L. Horst, Charles
P. Coleujan, N. Bornstrom, Henry Johns,
Sherwood Hough, (Jeorge Schiller, B. D.
Libbey, Charles . A. Hose, Frank Kattell,
Richard Fan 1 , E. L. Larpc-nteur, S. G. Iver
son, Owen Mulmew, ».'. C. Bergh, Patrick
Duller, Emll Schrocder, Joseph Uahu, J. F.
Georgj, Eugene Gibberton, David Imorie.
Legislative Ticket— Charles Chapel. Patrick
Butler. Charles H. Cok-wun, Charles ; L. Uorst,
Owen Muigrew, Joseph Seliroll, S. A. Ander
son, J. F. George. L. D. Barnard, O. S.
Swartz, K. L. Johns, W. L. Pierce, J. B.
Green, C. C. Berg, George Schiller, Joseph
Ilnhn, E. I). Libby, Emil Schroeder, Henr.
Reichow, David Imbrie.
Fight in the Fifth.
At the First precinct in the Fifth ward
there was a close contest on the legis
lative delegation, but none on the
county ticket. The vote for the legisla
tive delegation was: Walter Bock, 07:
Fred Kichter, 01: BernhardZimmerman,
47, and John J. Ward. 3.
At the Second precinct Bock received
105. Kichter 25, and Zimmerman 173.
Totals: Beck 232, Zimmerman 220,
Rich ter 86, and Ward scattering votes.
This gives Bock a plurality of 12. The
delegation to the county convention is*
made up as follows:
E. A. Jnggard, P. Barta, Walter Ife, T. D.
Cardigan, li. Maudher. Frank Machovec,
E. E. McClnre, M. J. Dalv, John Ames, Will
iam Ball, C. li. Mcßride, Robert Seng, J. W.
Maloney, A. Tomasek.
The Bock delegation, which was suc
cessful, is as follows:
John Ames. Frank J. Brines. Josinh Fair
child, John F. Hruggcmann, Joseph Pioha.
John H. Everett. Samuel C. Horton. Michael
J. Maioney. \\ niter C. Fischer. Edward E.
McClure, William C. Ball, John P. Pesek,
Edward R. Johnson, Gustave C. Schultz.
The Zimmerman delegation is made
up of:
C. J. Thompson, S. 11. Reeves. 11. M. Met
calf, Frank Bnrta. Henry Orme, William
Noonau, Robert 11. Seug, j'ohii W. Maloney,
John Ames. I). C. Murray, J. F. Degtieu
dorlf, A. Hiirnisch, James Kluzak, G. A.
Schumacher, A. P. Moss.
The Kichter delegation is composed
Thomas F. York, Walter C. Fischer, Ed
ward E. McClure, William C. Ball, Gustave
C Shultz, George Mcisel, Edward 11. John
son, Charles Mathias, Joseph Picha, William
Nordruann, Charles T. Cardigan, Charles 11.
Parker, Frank C. Pieha, Roman F. Moznets.
The Ward ticket was withdrawn, ow
ing to a mistake in printing it on white
paper instead of red. This mistake,
whether intentional or not. was certain
ly the cause of Barney Zimmerman's
Sixth Ward.
"I want to vote," said a strapping big
fellow to the judges of the Sixth ward
Kepubiican primary last evening. The
judges had no objections and were
about to receive the vote when Dr.
Lewis, who noticed that the man came
into the room with ex-Register of Deeds
M. J. Bell, who is a candidate for his
old oliice, stepped forward and said: »
"I challenge that vote."
The man was sworn to tell the truth
in the usual impressive manner, by
George Doran, who wound up by asking
the man his politics.
••I am a Democrat," was the answer.
"What's that," asked the judges.
"I am a Democrat," repeated the
"No, you are not," spoke uo M. J.
Bell at this point. "You are a Kepub
"Yes, 1 am a. Republican, that is it,"
said the man.
And then the judges allowed this man
to cast a good, solid, straight Bell ballot.
The fight in the Sixth ward was on
the delegates to the county convention,
the legislative nomination going to F. C.
Talboys without opposition. The con
test between Messrs. W. B. Bourne and
M. J. Bell for the county dele
gates was warm, the Sixth ward
Republican club supporting Mr
Bourne, while pretty nearly every one
else was for M. ,J. Bell. The total vote
was 444, of which Bell received 312, Mr.
Bourne 122, and there were ten scatter
ing votes.
The nominee for the legislature. F. C.
Tallboys will goon the ticicet unpledged
as to the United States senatorship. 0.
A. Severance spent a good part of yes
terday trying to get a pledge out of Mr.
Tallboys that, if elected, he will vote for
Senator Davis, but this the Sixth
warder declined to do. The successful
tickets follow:
County— Eugene Villaume, George C. Knis
pel, Henry A. llorman, J. M. Hawthorne, A.
(*. Wedge, W. Pennington, M. N. Goss.
George B. Talman, George Lorsch, E. M .
Bryant. A Tolsiooog, F A. Leyde, Edward
W. Scott, John Christensou.
Legislative— Frederick A. Johnson. George
F. Clifford. Charles W. Douglas. Charles T.
Dunn. Hurry Franklin, Oscar P.Williams,
George J. Exley, Hans Madsou, William .T.
Waiters, William G. Denney, A. T. Hall, Will
iam Thome, Morgan S. Gray. George Lorsch.
The defeated, or Brown ticket follows: L.
T. Chamberlain, O. B. Lewis, Paul Q.uubl,
Charles S. schnrman. Eugene Villaume, M.
K. Williams, Nels J. Ness, Charles Bronson,
E. K. Bryant. George F. Dix, C. K. Woods. I.
L>. Godfrey, \V. Penniiigtou, O. H. J. Briggs.
Seventh Ward.
The contest in the Seventh ward was
warm over the delegates to both the
legislative and to the county conven
tion. Two complete sets of delegates
were in the field for the legislative con
vention, and were voted for at each of
the polling places. For the county con
vention the two tickets had five mines
the same on each, the remaining nine
being different. One was known as the
"club" ticker from the fact of it being
the one adopted by the Seventh Ward
Kepubiican club.
'I he total vote resulted in the election
of the Ililer 11. Horion ticket for dele
gates to the county convention, it re
ceiving 585 votes, while the C. W.Hack
ett ticket received 525 votes. This is ex
clusive of the dozen "bogus" and split
tickets. By voting precincts the tickets
received: At 809 Selby avenue, Ilorton
209, Hackott 141; at 48ti Selby avenue.
Horton ITS. Hackett 147: Selby and
St. Albans, Horton 188, Hackett 144;
Oakland and Grand avenues, Ilorton
GO, Hackett. 93.
The "club" ticket was successful by
a majority of 20, the totals being, club
ticket 514, opposition 487. Five names
were the same on both tickers, and the
split tickets cast did not affect the re
sult. By voting precints the vote stood:
At 3<S9 Selby avenue, club 104, opposi
tion 222; at 4SO Selby avenue, ciub
ticket 15S, opposition 100; Selby and St.
Albans club ticket 172, opDosition, 70;
at Oakland ana Grand, club ticket 79,
opposition 65.
County— W. W. Bradeu. E. S. Warner, A.
H. Lindeke, If. D, Flower, J. J. McCardy, T.
G. Walther. E. E. Hughson. J. A. Greizg. k!
S. Durmeut, E. J Stllwell. Jnmes Schoon
maker, George K. Finch, E. 1). Sewall, S. P.
Legislative — Frank B. Clarke. Lane K.
Stone, Harris Kiehaidson. Georse C. Sqnfres
Charles S. Bunker, Frederick M. Catlin. O F
Sherwood. T. H. Palmer, Charles F. Dana
Fred S. Bryant, John W. Pinch, M. J. Cos
tello, E. H. Ozmun, E. P. Sanborn.
Eighth Ward.
The Gauger. Freaney and Webber
tickets indorsed last Tuesday night by
the Eighth W 7 ard Kepubiican club were
elected last night by a great majority.
There was a little opposition to the
county ticket, but it did not assume a
threatening aspect. The successful
tickets were selected at the
club's meeting, and instructions were
given for the above gentlemen.
In the face of these instructions J. W.
Hillianl and one or two other friends of
Mr. Harris, who were on the club ticket,
placed an independent county ticket in
the field, which was made up from the
regular ticket and outsiders. Several
voted for it in the First district and in
the Second it received 9ome twenty
votes. As soon as this fact became
known, the friends of Mr. Freaney. to
counteract the influence of the Harris
ticket, distributed a third ticket. This
brought the Kickers to their senses and
they agreed to withdraw their ticket
if the third one was also taken out of
the held. This had the effect c! dis
tributing the votes unevenly, but the
Continued on Fourth Page.
Georgia's Democratic Major
ity Placed by Latest Re
turns at 75,000.
Everybody Was Surprised,
Democrats Not Expecting
Over 50,000.
People's Party Men Expected
to Have 30,000 Ma
Gen. Weaver Makes Public
Denial of the Pulaski
Atlanta, Ga., Oct. o.— The election
yesterday was a surprise to everybody.
Conservative Democratic estimates
placed the majority at about 50,000, and
there were few Democrats who pre
dicted that much. It may be said that.
40,000 majority was the average con
servative estimate of the state. The
People's party, after the fusion with
the leaders of the Republicans, counted
oil carrying the state by 80,000 majority.
The majority of the Democrats will
not vary much from 75.000, the largest
majority the state has polled in years.
The negroes generally voted with the
Democrats, disregarding the instruction
of the Republican leaders. In Elberton
there were about twenty-live white and
colored men engaged in a general melee.
No other difficulties of any importance
are reported. Watson's district (the
Fifteenth) the Democrats carried by
1,000 votes.
New York, Oct. 6. — The following
dispatch was received at Democratic na
tional headquarters this afternoon :
"Atlanta. Ga., Oct. C— lion. William
F. Harrity: Returns' now indicate 70,
--000 Democratic majority. The third
party and Republicans together have
less than 20 representatives out of 175,
ami 2 state senators out of 44. Every
congressional district gives a Demo
cratic majority.
"W. Y. Atkixsox, Chairman."
Weaver Defends His Conduct Dur
ing the War at Puiaski.
LotnsvnxE, Oct. (s.— Gen. Weaver,
the People's party candidate for presi
dent, and Mrs. Lease spoke to 400 peo
ple at Hopkinsville today. In an answer
to a note, Gen. Weaver made a public
denial of the stories in regard to his con
duct at Puiaski during the war.
Nashville, Term., Oct. 6.— A prom
inent politician said today that, from
letters he had received from Puiaski,
he was inclined to feel uneasy at Wea
ver's appearance there Saturday. He
had no tears whatever from the better
class of citizens, the ex-Confederates
and thinking people generally, but that
there is an element there that will de
light in doing Mr. Weaver any sort of
indignity, he said, he knew too well to
deny. Another politician, and of equal
prominence, said that he was confident
that no trouble would occur. He said
that the people of Puiaski, as well as
others, knew what disgrace they would
bring on the state.
Kansas Straight Democratic Con
vention to Be Held Today.
Topkka, Kan., Oct. 6.— The state
convention of straight Democrats meets
in this city at 10 o'clock tomorrow. It
is expected that SOO delegates will be in
attendance. It is not the intention to
nominate a state ticket, but to denounce
the action of the Democratic convention
on July 0, in nominating the state ticket
of the People's party, and practically
abandoning the Democratic state or
ganizations. Resolutions will be adopted
declaring for the national platform and
ticket. All Democrats who were pledged
to oppose the People's state ticket, will
be admitted to the convention, but no
reference will be made to the electoral
ticket. The Democratic, state central
committee met here this afternoon.
The First district congressional con
vention appeared betore it and urged
that the suite committee demand that
the People's party withdraw the name
of the Populist candidate for congress;
that Ed Carroll, the Democratic nomi
nee, be substituted. The district com
mittee claims that delegates from the
First district to the convention were
instructed to vote for the indorsement
ot the People's state ticket, with the
agreement that Close would bo with
drawn. They now say that, as this
promise has not been kept, they are
under no obligations to support the
state ticket, and that they will vote the
Republican ticket.
The state central committee takes the
position that it has no right to interfere
in district affairs. The result of this
will be a large disaffection in this dis
trict, which has always been the Demo
cratic stronghold in Kansas. Democrats
from Leaven worth county, which has
been safely Democratic for years, de
cjare that it will be can ied by the Re
publicans against fusion this year be
cause of the failure ot the Populists to
keep their part of the bargain.
Republican Dissensions Will Lose
Washington to Them.
Chicago, Oct. 6.— "The Democrats
will elect their ticket iirmy state this
year, and there is a good chance to pull
through the electoral ticket," said Hugh
C. Wallace, member of the national
Democratic committee from the state of
Washington, to a reporter.
"Washington is essentially a Repub
lican state, but will go Democratic this
year, largely by reason of dissensions in
the Republican party. Democrats are
united and are pushing the fight. They
have nominated a man for governor
who is exceedingly strong. He is clean,
young ; and popular, and is regarded as
one of the leading lawyers of the state.
It is more than p~robable that the Dem
ocrats will carry the legislature, and on
this point there is a certainty that the
Democrats, with the Peoples party,
will control it."
But He Will Be Worse on the
Ninth of November.
Philadelphia, Oct. 6.— Senator Mat
thew S. Quay is in Philadelphia for
medical treatment. He is suffering
from insommnia and vertigo, the latter
attack causing him the most concern.
He is accompanied by his wife and son.
The senator denied himself to all newfe
paper men and many friends today, giv
ing as a reason that lie is not. in the city
to talk politics, but to consult a physi
cian. Da.yid Martin came from New
Yorfc this afternoon to see Mr. Qifay
and he was one of the very few who caw
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him. Mr. Martin returned to New York
late this afternoon. He represents the
political outlook as encouraging, and
says he feels confident of Harrison's re
Reason for Judge Gresham's
Change of Faith*
Chicago, Oct. 6.— Franklin Mac
Veagh, a brother ot Wayne Mac Veagh
and an intimate friend of Judge Gresh
am, in an interview this afternoon ex
plains the judge's position in politics.
Judge Gresham's change of faith, Mr.
Mac Veagn says, is due solely to the
tariff issue, and, while he makes no
secret of iiis intention to vote for Cleve
land, the traditions of his position as
United States circuit judge are opposed
to his taking part in the campaign. For
that reason he will not write a public
letter, nor will he permit himself to be
The New York Congressman Stirs
Bay State Democrats.
Bostox, Mass., Oct. 6.— Congressman
Bourke Cockran addressed a big Demo
cratic ratification meeting at Tremont
temple this evening. When the doors
were opened the large auditorium was
immediately filled with a great
crowd anxious to hear the congressman
and Hon. James M. Beck, of Phiiadel
' nhia. who was also to speak. Many
ladies were in the first gallery, and
some of the aldermen occupied promi
nent seats there.
Cochran was greeted with an enthusi
astic demonstration when he rosa to
County Democracy Have Not
Given Up the Third Ticket.
New York, Oct. 6,— The New York
County Democracy tonight held primary
elections, with a number of exceptions,
in the various assembly districts,
and elected delegates to the county
congressional, assembly and alder
manic conventions and in -the First ju
dicial district to a judicial convention.
Tlie County Democracy will hold a
meeting at Cooper Union tomorrow
night, and will issue a report stating
its position on the question of running
an independent ticket. Andrew Parker
said tonight that the idea of a third
ticket was stiil uppermost in ths minds
of the organization.
Congressman Fitch Mentioned for
Mayor of New York.
New Yobk, Oct. C— lt is reported
that leaders of Tammany Hall are con
sidering Congressman Ashbel P. Fitch
as an available candidate for mayor. It
is said that he is willing to accept the
nomination if it should be tendered to
him. A prominent Tammany leader,
when asked about Congressman Fitch's
candidacy, s id: "Many of us think
that Congressman Fitch would make a
strong candidate for mayor. He is a
man who has the respect and confidence
of the community, and he would add
strength to our ticket."
Ex-President Saiely Completes
His Homeward Journey.
Buzzard's Bay, Mass., Oct. O.— E.
C. Benedict's yacht Oneida, with ex-
President Cleveland on board, dropped
anchor off Monument Neck at 7 this
morning. Mr. Cleveland was the per
sonal guest of Mr. Benedict, aHd was
the only passenger aboard. It was
11 o'clock before both gentlemen
boarded the little naphtha launch and
, landed at Gray Gables wharf.
Colonization Charges.
New York, Oct. C. — Colonization was
■ freeiy charged from both national com
mittees today. The Democrats charged
the Republicans with bringing in ne
groes to have them on hand for regis
tration day, while Dave Martin, of the
Republican committee, charged the
Democrats with colonization of the
Italians and procuring for them fraud
ulent naturalization papers.
Sees No Impropriety in It.
Washington*, Oct. 6. —Secretary of
State Foster, in answer to an inquiry as
to the truth of the report recently pub
lished that the president had intimated
to members of his cabinet that he did
not desire them to take part in the cam
paign by makiug political speeches, de
nied that any such intimation had been
Nominated Electors.
Providence, R. 1., Oct. o.— The state
Republican convention was called to
order at 11 o'clock this morning. George
A. Littlefield, of Providence, was chosen
chairman and, Eugene F. Warner, of
Coventry, secretary. Presidential elect
ors were nominated, and a resolution
was adopted favoring good roads.
The "Kickers" on Hand.
' Baltimore, Oct. 6.— Tonight a big
mass* meeting in Monument Square
formally opened the Democratic cam
paign in tiiis city. Senator Gorman
was the only absentee nmong the bright
lights of the party. His absence was
compensated for in part, at least, by the
presence of those known among the
regulars as "kickers."
Republican Papers and Speak
ers Placed in a Hard
Speakers, Afraid of the Wheat
Exposure, Load It Upon
the Papers.
The People Likely to Ask
Campaigners Some Very
Awkward Questions.
Influence of a Political Kind
and the Mixed Wheat
"I want to say a few words in defense
of our present administration," was the
way in which ex-Congressman M. H.
Dunnell began the third section of his
speech at Winona a few evenings ago.
He had already tried to defend the
party leaders on many other points, and
finally reached the administration. And
this is the course of every man who has
appeared ou the stump for the Repub
lican party. There is, of course, a vast
amount of defending and explaining to
do. The wheat robbery, for example,
has been "explained" to the tune of two
columns of plate matter per week in the
local Republican organs during the past
In this week's issues of many of the
Republican papers appears the most
remarkable and absurd defensive article
yet printed by the desperate managers.
The state grain inspector and his depu
ties are eulogized by means of an article
printed in the State nearly a year ago.
This paper, it will be remembered, was
shown to have been in the employ of
wheat speculators, some of whom are
doing a great deal of talking just now,
and advised the farmers of the state to
"hold their wheat"— advice that was
unfortunately followed in many cases.
All who know of the 'State' and its
management will agree that the Repub
lican managers are in the last ditch
when they appeal to either for a vindi
But this is not the most amusing part
of thess two columns of plate.
Further on the farmers are told how
to ship their wheat, and all the mys
teries of the wheat business are un
folded to them.
Of course no mention is made of that
small amount, 10 cents per bushel.which
the Pioneer Press last April stated dis
appeared somewhere between the far
mer and the terminal points; 10 cents
per bushei, fanners, above and over the
regular and just charges of all kinds.
The people are not likely to take
much stock in promises of future re
pentance on the \n\vt of the Republican
party of Minnesota. For thirty years
this party has had control of all
brancnes of the state government, and
now in answer to the charges made and
proven regarding the wheat robbcrv,
makes the following absurd plaint:
"The trouble is not primarily with
the laws nor with the manner of their
enforcement. They are susceptible of
improvement, and wiil be bettered if
the Republicans secure control ot the
next legislature. But as they are, they
give the fanner pretty effective protec
tion. The law requires the railroads to
furnish cars to farmers on equal terms
with other shippers. The farmers in Min
nesota enjoy 'freedom of traffic' and
free and open markets. Any farmer
who knows how to take advantage of
the opportunities afforded by the pres
ent laws is really as independent of any
wheat or elevator combine, if such ex
ists, as the winds that sweep across the
prairies. Unfortunately, the laws are
only imperfectly understood by many
wheat growers. For the benefit of such
fanners we add a few practical sug
gestions concerning the shipping of
Give us another lease of power by
electing Knute Nelson and the railroad
and graiw laws will be bettered, shriek
the Republican managers in the same
breath that they admit that the laws,
though very good, are susceptible of im
provement. Following the extract given
above, is a half-column of "directiens to
farmers shipping wheat," evidently pre
pared by State Grain Inspector Clausen.
Is it not strange if the laws are good
and so well enforced that Grain Inspec
tor Clausen is obliged to resort to cam
paign plate matter to inform the fann
ers how to ship their grain?
Had it not been for this campaign
Mr. Clausen would have forgotten all
about the poor farmers who have wheat
to ship.
To show more fully the absurdity of
this deliverance it is only necessary to
quote the first one of the ten rules that
are laid down for the guidance of the
farmer. It follows:
First— Before ordering cars be sure
you are prepared to haul and load your
grain without delay, and thus save a
demurrage (delay) charge. . . •
Now Grain Inspector Clausen knows
just as weJJ as the farmers who have
tried, that it is easier for a farmer to
carry his wheat to market than it is to
get cars in which to ship it to market.
If this is the best defense ' that the
leaders can make the whole matter
should be referred to the managers of
the British syndicate. Mr. Pillabury's
explanations are better than such mat
ter as has been sent out under the head
ing "Shipping Wheat." «
In all the plate matter sent out by the
Republican managers to explain the
wheat steals nothing has Deen printed
about the mixed wheat scandal. The
Chicago Herald, however, tells a most
interesting and damaging tale on this
subject. It follows:
Mixed Wheat.
As affecting a much larger circle and
as being more extensive in its effects,
the subject of mixing wheat is one
which the Herald proposes to take up.
In ISS(j-'B7- 'S3 the-. Minneapolis Union
Elevator company, of Minneapolis, in
which Charles A. Pillsbury & (Jo. was a,
large stockholder, was a public ware
house, and as such public warehouse
that company mixed wheat for I). C.
Moak. George Kirkbride & Co., N. W.
Yerxa & Co. and others. Among these
others was a gentleman in the grain
commission business in Minneapolis,
who, on account of his intimate knowl
edge of the methods of "mixing," was
in a position to trive some very
damaging evidence against C. A.
Pillsbury & Co. as the holders of the
largest interest in that company. It
should be understood that the "mixing"
of wheat is an offense punishable by
the forfeiture of a bond of $50,000. This
bond is given to the state according to
the amount of wheat handled. The
Minneapolis Union bond, for example,
was $50,000. It is just as if a law ex
j isted in Chicago against mixing miik
I and water and selling it as pure milk.
With laws which prohibit the mixing of
grain the prosecution and conviction of
the companies so mixing wheat is a
matter of ease, providing always that
the railroad and warehouse commis
sioners, upon whom is conferred the
power and authority to en fore those
laws, do their duty. In the case of the
Minneapolis Union Elevator company
the railroad and warehouse commission
Did Not Do Their Duty.
It seems that C. A. Pillsbury, upon
ascertaining that it had been made pub
lic that wheat had been mixed for Kirk
bride & Co., Moak «fc Co., Yerxa and
others, went to one of the parties who
had had wheat mixed by this company,
upon the floor of the chamber of com-
I merce in -Minneapolis, and stated that
j he understood that this gentleman was
going to be. subpoenaed before the rail
road and warehouse commission to tes
tify regarding the mixing of wheat by
the elevator company. Mr. Pillsbury
said he desired that this dealer should
say nothing about the matter.as it -would
cost him $50,000 through the forfeiture
of the bond of the Minneapolis Union
Elevator company. The commission
man said that if the railroad ware
house commission subpoenaed him
he would have to tell the truth.
Mr. Pillsbury said: "Well, it will cost
u5550,000." The commission man sug
gested to Mr. Pillsbury that he ought to
be able to see some other way out of the
difficulty, and Pillsbury replied that he
would have to see what he could do.
About three clays afterward, according
to this commission man, Pillsbury called
on the latter and said that he had
"fixed" the railroad and -warehouse
commission so that.it would let the mat
ter of mixing wheat in the Minneapolis
Union Elevator company drop. And it
was dropped so far as Pillsbury & Co.
and the parties for whom the wheat was
mixed were concerned. Holcomb, who
was manager of the elevator, was, it is
true, found guilty and sentenced to the
penitentiary, but there are very few
men in Minneapolis without the pale of
Pillsbury's dominating influence who
do not believe the story to the effect
that Holcomb was a scapegoat for the
parties most interested, and served his
time to spare them.
How Wheat Is Mixed.
The methods of wheat mixing are in
teresting. Suppose there are three
grades of wheat on the floor of the Min
neapolis chamber of commerce. 'The
"mixer" is a commercial pariah. He
' hardly has the dignified position of the
curbstone broker. He is an illegitimate
trader and amenable to the laws, but
with laws enforced as they are in Min
neapolis, so far as wheat is concerned,
he is exactly in the position of any other
person who does an illegitimate busi
ness. He takes his chances on being
found out and punished. The "mixer"
looks at the three grades of wheat and
finds that No. 1 hard wheat is credited
with three pounds of dirt to the bushel,
No. 1 northern wheat is credited
with five pounds dirt to the bushel,
and No. 2 northern is credited with, say,
ten pounds of dirt to the bushel. The
commercial pariah buys that wheat as
follows: No. 1 hard at 'JO cents, No. 1
northern at 80 cents and No. 2 northern
at SO cents. He buys 500 bushels of
each, making 1,500 bushels in all, and
orders that they be delivered to a cer
tain elevator company, and that the
wheat be mixed by that company. The
mixer's dependence for a sustenance in
this world is the dishonesty of the
agent at the terminal elevator and the
influence which that agent has over the
inspector, whose duty it is to inspect
the wheat when it goes out of the ele
vator as well as when it goes in. This
elevator agent receives the wheat and
mixes the three grades totrelhe^When
it is time to weigh . out, the influence
which he exerts
Over the Inspector
and for which he gets a quid pro quo
from the mixer is exercised. The agent
approaches the inspector with humility,
and says to him in that smooth, affable
manner which certain men know how
to employ when seeking to secure the
performance of a dishouorable act:
"You have frequently graded in wheat
higher than it would pass. Now, the
elevator companies get the woist of this
1 Continued on Fifth Fagc.
Act like a lot of South Afri
cans at their primaries.
Get a cheering letter from the
national committee.
NO. 281.
A Stirring" Address Issued By
the Democratic Na
tional Committee.
Friends of Good Government
Asked to Support the
Contributions Asked to Aid
in Spreading 1 the Truth
Among 1 the People.
Every Indication Points to
the Triumphant Success
of Democracy.
New York, Oct. 6.— The following
address was issued today:
"Headquarters Democratic National
Committee— the People of the United
States: The issues of the campaign are
made plain before you for your judg
ment. They are defined and at last so
well understood that an intelligent man
cannot fail to apprehend what policy he
will choose for his country when he
comes to exercise his sovereign power
on election day.
The gravity of the crisis in the na
tion's life appeals to every person of
repute to cast his ballot by giving the
sacred and supreme duty every atten
tion, uninfluenced by passions or preju
dice, and with his search for right il
lumined by his Jove of the country and
for the happiness and prosperity of all
his countrymen. It is universally con
ceded that as the verdict of the people
is now made up the tendency of the gov
ernment will be determined, and that
on the rectitude or error ot their judg
ment in this contest turn questions in
volving the future welfare of Ameri
cans. With
An Abiding; Faith,
therefore, in the intelligence, the patri
otism and the political purity of the
masses; believing that the principles of
our party, practically applied in govern
ing, will achieve the greatest good to
the greatest number; and that the lie
publican party, which vaunts the wealth
of the especially favored by law as evi
dence of the prosperity of all the people,
lias found no lasting lodgement in your
minds, we ask you to support the Dem
ocratic candidates. _ ,
"The record of each candidate for the
presidency in the administration of that
office is urged. You are asked to judge
between them. Arrayed, against us in
the struggle which is now on are all the
sinister forces which unlimited money
can equip. Organized bodies of men
who have gathered enormous wealth at
the expense of the people under unjust
tariff laws and who have bargained to
contribute for election purposes, iv con- '
sideration of the enactment of such,
laws, help to fill to overflowing the Re
publican campaign treasury.
"Every chairman adds to" the fund on
promises of the highest places of honor
and trust in the gift of the nation.
An Army of Officeholders,
by choice or compulsion, pay into the
same treasury. Corporations, holding
ill-gotten lands of the people, by their
contributions seek to keep from power
a party and candidates determined to
right injustice and to restore to the peo
ple unearned and legally forfeited sub
sidies of the public domain. With a
body of hired professionals, drilled and
experienced in political . intimidation
and debauchery, our opponents are pre
paring a filial assault upon the freedom
and honesty of the ballot.
"Those most exposed to temptation
from poverty or debt, from avarice,
party ambition or personal animosities
are being sought out under a regular
organized system, as are the men who
are most likely to serve the purpose,
when the time shall come, to tempt
them at the ballot to be false to their
"Men are employed, they are listed,
their characters and histories set down,
and most powerful influences taken to
control each voter. When men are
found who cannot, by any scheme, be
brought to directly vote as desired, the
system includes the alternative of keep
ing them from the polls by offering
highly paid employment; by intimida- '
tion or by other methods within the
ingenuity, and resources of skilled ma
nipulators employed for such purposes.
•'This committee has not troops of of
fice holders at its command. It will not
agree to seal the future legislation of
congress for money paid now into its
party treasury. It will not agree to give
nun places in the people's service lor
money. It will not contract to uphold a
bargain made by the Republican party
under cover of law, for any contribu
tion, however great. It
Appeals to the People
again, one and all, to meet these oppo
nents thus corruptly banded against the
.friends of good government. We have
no resources except what the people
furnish. We call for means only to
spread the truth among the people and
to aid in getting to the polls the full
and intelligent votes; also to detect
fraud and to punish crimes against the
ballot wherever in the United States
they are perpetrated and by whomso
ever committed or directed.
"Every indication points to the de
feat of the Minneapolis candidates, and
to the triumphant election of Cleve
land and Stevenson. The popular will
clearly favors the Democratic party.
All anxiety about the state of New
York is allayed, and she. will give her
electoral vote for our candidates. All
reports from independent and conserva
tive sources in other parts of the coun- '
try.are exceptionally promising.; With
vigilance and timely action everywhere,
which, with your aid, we pledge, honest
ballots will be Dolled, counted and de
clared throughout the country,- and if
this is done defeat is not possible.
"Tins committee calls upon all good •
citizens for aid in these objects. "Wo
will welcome contributions from every
honest man. 2s'o contribution will be
accounted too small. Wherever a money- ..
order office can be found the means ex
ist for placing at our disposal funds for
the principles which we uphold.
• . "William F. Hakrity.
"Chairman Dem. Is' at. Com.
"Dox M. Dickinson,
"Chairman Dem. Campaign Com."
for Cushman.
Special to ilie Globe. . [
• Waseca, Minn., Oct. 6.— Senator C. *
K. Davis opened the .Republican cam
paign in this city tonight. A torch- :
• light procession of about forty men and
as many boys paraded the streets in a
vain endeavor to awaken enthusiasm,
but without much success. Altogether,
the surroundings here tonight are fore
bodinss of the certain defeat to which
the Republicans are coming in thia

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