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OiW FIFTEEN CEfITS m TO. What Assemblyman Doran Wanted to Pay Street and Sewer Laborers in October, 1893, and Alderman Cullen Voted No. WHICH WAS THE FRIEND OF LABOR? There Was No Election On Just Then, No Mask on the Tricky West Sider's Face. Eecause of the many misstatements made by Republican campaign speakers, concern ing the actions of 0. O. Cullen while a mem ber of the council, It will be apropos at this time to consider that record from the stand point of labor. One statement that Irresponsible speakers have iterated and reiterated Is that Mr. Cul len said a dollar a day was enough for work ingmen. The statement is a deliberate, ma licious lie, and worthy no further notice. The very fact that it has been told on Re publican platforms, without contradiction from him, indicates that Doran is desperate enough to be willing to profit by any kind of campaigning that he thinks will win votes. Most stress has been laid upon Mr. Cullen's veto of a resolution^ which sought to inter pret Aid. McNamee's eight-hour resolution. Some Republicans have been so brazen as to cay that Mr. Cullen vetoed an eight-hour or dinance. That Is a He, pure and simple, as the record here given will prove. His enemies have said that Mr. Cullen favored a reduc tion of wages. That is wrong. He did not favor a reduction, but protested against a raise ln pay for street workers at that time. His reasons are honestly and fairly stated In the veto message, herewith printed. Every member of a trades union who is at all up with the times is well aware that when men ask for shorter hours as a concession from the employer, they In turn concede some thing on the rate of pay. This Is always the case, whether men work by the piece or by tho week. An instance In point Is tho movement which JOHN J. RYDER, Democratic Candidate for Member of the Assembly. the Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners has just inaugurated for the establishment of the eight-hour day. Before taking this Step they agreed, and the American Federa tion of Labor indorsed the action, that they would ask for- a uniform wage of $2 per day. This is a concession to the bosses of from 25 to 75 cents a day. From 1890 to 1893 the question of the rate Df wages for street and sewer laborers was agitated very warmly, and In May of 1893 Mr. Cullen proved that he had become con vinced $1.50 was not too much for eight hours' Work. He voted for a resolution to that ef fect, and reference to the record is made be low: The difference ln the character of the two mayoralty candidates—Doran and Cullen—ls Illustrated very clearly In this case. Doran Voted with Cullen in May for the $1.50 rate. In the fall of the same year he took the back track. Winter was coming on, and the wages the laborers were receiving, which was small enough ln summer, would hardly suffice for winter's added expenditure for fuel and clothing. But, heedless of these considera tions, MR. DORAN, now posing as the especial friend of the workingman. Introduced a reso lution to CUT THE RATE OF WAGE to 15 cents an hour. MR. CULLEN, without trimming or hedg ing, OPPOSED THE CUT. In doing so he said he "would cheerfully vote for a resolu tion to cut the princely salaries of city offi cials." See Pioneer Press Extract below. THE VETO MESSAGE. Here is Cullen's veto message, as taken form the council records. No Democrat need fear to have it read by every thoughtful cltl- Gentlemen: Three years ago. or on May 6, ISS7, the council, by a divided vote, passed the following resolution: "Resolved, That the pay and compensation of men employed on the street force shall not be less than $10 per week during the summer months and $9 per week during the winter months; provided, however, that this resolution shall in no way reduce the compensation of men who are receiving larger pay on the street force." Oil Aug. 5, 1890, the council passed (and the same was approved by the mayor) the following resolution: "Resolved, That on and after Aug. 15 eight (8) hours constitute v day's work for all mechanics, clerks and laborers employed by the city." On Aug. 19, IS9O, the following resolution was passed by a vote of ten' to six, and the same is now before me' as acting mayor (his honor, Mayor Smith, being absent from the city), for my consideration: "Resolved, by the Common Council of the city of St. Paul, That the resolution offered by Aid. MeNamee passed at tho regular meeting of tills council Aug. 5, 1890, approved by the mayor Aug. 6, 1890. 'constituting eight hours as a day's work for all mechanics, clerks and laborers employed by the city,' waa passed for the purpose intended, as expressed in th6/aa_t-f*eo©lut4on, applying only as to the number of hours which constitute a day's work, and ln no manner whatever shail it be so construed to conflict, change or re peal any of the provisions of the resolution Introduced by Aid. Ryan and approved May 5, 1887, relating to the street force," etc. I return the same to you, without my ap proval; and it is proper for me, with this other legislation also before us, to state briefly my reasons for so doing: First—l am heartily in favor, and have been from the outset, of the so-called eight hour movement, and would gladly aid our laboring people In all their just and reason able efforts to secure their demand, making eight hours a full day's labor. For some years past there has been great complaint, and especially by the laboring people, that much of the legistlation of the present day is unjust and unreasonable by reason of being what is termed "class" leg islation; and we must admit that in many instances their complaints have been well founded. But now comes this resolution, claiming to be urged by and in behalf of the working people, against which can be repeated all the arguments, reasons and com plaints against class legislation. The resolution now before us Is, in my opinion, a most aggravated form of class legislation, as it selects a certain portion of the laboring people of this city, probably not to exceed one out of every twenty, and, because those so selected happen to be so fortunate as to be In the employ of the city, it directs that they shall receive, as provided by the resolution of May 5, 18S7, $10 per week during the summer and $3 per week during the winter months, and that they shall receive ten hours' pay for eight hcurs' work. As a friend of trie workingmen In their just demands, I cannot, therefore, approve this resolution, as it is class legislation. Second—lt seems to me that this legisla tion, if It becomes operative, will demoral ize and create a large amount of dissatis faction among the laboring people of this city. For example, there are, we will say, ten laborers living in one block in this city; one of them, we will say, works for the city and receives $10 per week for his services and ten hours' pay for eight hours' work each day; the other nine certainly will not look with favor upon legislation which sin gles out this one man because he is an em ploye of the city, and they will reluctantly pay into the treasury their taxes for the purpose of paying this one man's wages, much higher than they can get in open mar ket. The result will be dissatisfaction and demoralization throughout the city, and this council will receive the condemnation of all laboring people who are not fortunate enough to become employes of the city. I cannot believe that it is advisable for this council to adopt measures so radical and discrim inating in their operation and which, in my opinion, will create..jealousies and dissen sions among the working people. Third—The value of labor, like any other commodity, depends upon the question of supply and demand. I do not believe that this council has any right or authority to pay for labor done for the city a greater price than that same labor could be ob tained for in the open market. We should remember that in dealing with the city funds we are acting as agents and trustees of the taxpayers and have no right, through senti ment or sympathy, to pay more for a com modity or for labor than the price it could be obtained for in open market. As indi viduals, we can pay for labor from our own private funds such price as we deem best, and no one has cause or reason for com- - plaint. But when the' city's money, held and controlled by us as agents and trustees, is disbursed by paying for commodities or labor more than the market price, we are, in my opinion, violating not only the char ter of the city, but all sound business prin ciples. Assume that any member of this council was the agent of an absent prop erty owner, and as such agent he, through sentiment or sympathy, should pay for lum -ber, groceries, or any other commodity, $10, when he could purchase the same kind and quality fit the market for $8, and should con tinue so to do until the return of his prin cipal, how could he explain his reasons for so doing? Would he not expect, upon hi 3 conduct becoming known, to be summarily discharged, and a more faithful agent sub stituted in his place? Fourth —The laboring men have In the past deemed it advisable to enter upon strikes for the purpose of enforcing and maintaining what they claim to be their rights. These strikes have been, in many cases, based upon reasonable claims; aid whenever so based, although not always attended with success, the strikers have received the sym pathy of the thoughtful people of this coun try. But can it be possible that any of the friends of this resolution could, with reason, advise the employes of this city to go out on a strike, provided this resolution should fail to be come a law? And in case they did go out, is it not true that nine teen out of twenty workingmen of this city who are not now fortunate enough to be in its employment would immediately apply for the position of such employe striking, and would gladly accept the ruling price through this city for wages? Fifth—As a friend of the workingmen In their just demands, I cannot approve this resolution, for the further reason that I do not believe- the-^reHffrtgffitti'-^f this city de mand that its employes be selected aa a CTCB SAE-fSL 1 FAEg BAffif fetoSg, S_tltfßi)AY MOmffid, MAY % ±SB6. I Democratic Candidate for Member of the Assembly. privileged class and receive higher wages than a large majority of those less fortunate. I cannot believe that the council, in pass ing this resolution, have been the friends of the laboring people, for the reason that, in my observation and experience, the laboring I i.enple, as a class, are thoughtful, reasona ble and Intelligent, and do not demand that legislation so unjust, so discriminating in its operation, so demoralizing in its effect, shall be passed or attempted in their behalf. .It is such action as this, as it seems to me, which brings the cause of the laboring man into disrepute among the thoughtful people of this country. So long as the la boring people base their demands upon grounds which are just to all, so long they must and will receive the sympathy and sup port of a majority of the people of the com munity in which they reside. But. when they or their friends attempt legislation of this class or character, they, in my opinion, injure their cause and retard and hinder their efforts for accomplishing in their behalf that which is just and right. _ Sixth —From public and private interviews with his honor, the mayor (now absent from the city), I am sure that when he approved the resolution of Aug. 5, 1890, quoted above, he did not understand or believe that any such claim would be made in its Interpreta tion or operation as is intended or sought for by the resolution now before us. I feel safe in saying that had he supposed that the resolution of Aug. 5, 1890, quoted above, construed to mean what this legislation now intends it shall mean, he would never have placed his official approval to that resolu tion; and. in his absence, I feel that It Is only right for me to follow—even outside of my own opinion—the policy which I am sure he would adopt were he present now in the city and this resolution came before him for his approval. ■ I return the resolution herewith without my approval. Very respectfully, O. O. CULLEN, Acting Mayor. Aug. 26, 1890. At the time this message was sent In times were good and work was plentiful. Men who did not want to putter around on city jobs could find something else to do without trouble. Another thing must be borne in mind. That is: Sanborn, Sullivan and Copeland, the Republican members of the council of 1890, all voted against the so-called "labor resolutions." They are recorded ln the of ficial proceedings. STANDING UP TO THE RACK. In May, 1893, a resolution fixing the pay of the laborers on the street force at 18% cents per hour for every hour worked (the same position which Mr. Cullen Insisted on ln 1890) was Introduced by Aid. Jensen ln the board of aldermen. The resoiutlon passed the board of aldermen by a unanimous vote, Mr. Cullen being among those who voted In favor of the resolution. In the assembly It was passed by a vote of 9 to 1, the only assemblyman to be recorded against the resolution being Lightner, of the Seventh ward. The resolution was approved on May 27, 1893, and is published in its offi cial form below, and can be found on pages 118 and 119, official council proceedings of 1893: Bd F No. 2239—8y Aid. Jensen- Resolved, That the pay of the unskilled laborers on the street force of the city of St. Paul be, and the same is hereby fixed at the sum of eighteen and three-quarter cents (18%) for each and every hour of work. Resolved, further, that pay of a driver and double team on said street force be, and the same Is hereby fixed at the sum of thirty seven and one-half (37%) cents for each and every hour of work. Resolved, further, That all resolutions and parts of resolutions inconsistent with the pro visions hereof are hereby repealed. Adopted by the board of aldermen May 16, 1893. Yeas—Aid. Conley, Cullen, Dorniden,Frank lin, Hickman, Jensen, Montgomery, Warren, Zimmerman, Mr. President—10. Nays—0. Adopted by the assembly May 25, 1893. Yeas—Messrs. Doran, Daly, Johnson, Rear don, Sandell, Schuette, Van Slyke, Mr. Pres ident—B. Nays—Mr. Lightner—l. Approved May 27, 1893. DORAN TAKES THE BACK TRACK. In October, 1893, times were beginning to be stringent. Perhaps he was having some . ;■:,-.' •-' * corwelius b. Gnifirr, Pemocratlc Candidate for Member of the Assembly* .. ..:■:,-.' CORNELIUS E. GriNEY, Pemocratic Candidate for Member of the Assembly* trouble In securing money, or McCardy may have whispered, "Old pard, go ahead!" Any how, DORAN suddenly" determined that city expenditures were too great. Now, a disinter ested person would naturally think so great a reformer would swing hl3 meat ax to cut down a few high salaries. But did he? Not on your life. The poorest-paid employes of the city were DORAN'S MEAT. Here's the way he went after their miserable little stipend: Resolved, That hereafter the city engineer and all committees of the city of St. Paul, or committees appointed under resolutions of the common council, be instructed to pay for manual labor on the streets or on tho sewers not to exceed IS cents per hour. Adopted by the assembly Oct. 2, 1893. Yeas—Messrs. DORAN, Reardon, Johnson, Schuette, Mr. President—s. Nays—Messrs. Daly, Van Slyke—2. Workers who are interested should carefully note that the inimitable TIM REARDON sup ported DORAN in his efforts to shave $1.50 a day, Just as he is now supporting him in his dirty deal with men openly charged with high crimes and misdemeahors. Doran's resolution to make the laborer's lot COL. W. P. CLOUGH, Democratic Candidate for Member of the Assembly. —^- —— —"j ' ■ harder was introduced Oct. 2, 1893. On Oct. 3 the board of aldermen met, and the Pioneer Press of Oct. 4, 18*3, gives this account of the proceedings: The resolutions Introduced by Assembly man Doran at the meeting of the assembly Monday, fixing the rate of wages to be paid manual laborers at 15 cents an hour, elicited considerable discission. Aid. Franklin was decidedly opposed to it and moved that It be Indefinitely postponed. "When the city," he said, "gets so poor that It cannot afford to pay Its laborers more than 15 cents an hour it should go into bank ruptcy. The adoption of this resoiutlon would be WRINGING THE LIFE BLOOD FROM THE WORTHY POOR, The men who have been working on the streets have not had employment steadily, but only one week out of, three or four. The council passed a resolution a short time ago fixing $1.50 as the price for a day's labor, and I don't think it should go back on its action." Aid. CCLLEN was opposed to commencing retrenchment at this late day, when the street fund was practically exhausted. If, however, the resolution could, be made to In clude city officials, many of whom were re ceiving princely salaries, he would cheerful ly vote for its adoption. He then seconded the motion of Aid. Franklin to Indefinitely postpone the resolution. Aid. Cope:and moved to refer- the matter to the committee on streets, which was carried. This reference practically settled the reso lution, for It was never heard of again, and was, smothered in the committee. WERE ON TO HIM PLENTY. The friends of organized labor, however, had their attention called to the position ta ken by DORAN and his $1.20 PER DAY res olution, for the following Saturday the' Bul letin, the official organ of the trades and labor assembly, in Its- October .edition, had the following article on the resolution: (Extract from October number of Bulletin, 1893.) An attempt has been made to cut down the wages of the laborers employed by the city, and organized labor will soon be able to ex press their disapproval of the (?) who are constantly "working off" their economy fits upon the poorest paid class of labor in the city's employ, and always overlook those who are paid princely salaries. The Bulletin ap proves and appreciates an economical admin istration of city affairs, but it must protest against this 15-cents-an-hour resolution of an assemblyman. It should be taken into con sideration by our city fathers that the pres ent wages, $1.50 per day, are not enough to exist upon, especially when men cannot work more than two weeks out of every eight, and to cut that small amount is something that ought not to be allowed to pass without a strong protest from every labor organization of St Paul. The resolution passed the assembly, and was voted for by DORAN, REARDON, Johnson. Schuette and Wolterstorff. Those opposing It being Daly and Van Slyke. When it came up in the board of aldermen Aid. Franklin moved indefinite postponement, which was supported by Aid. CULLEN and Dorniden. But the resolution was referred to the committee on streets (from whence it never came back). It was the killing of this, their pet resolu tion, which put an extra stoop in Doran's shoulders and utterly ruined Tim Reardon's lovely temper. They have been a prize pair of office-hunters and glory-seekers ever since. There's the record, boys, and on it you must judge the two men. In a vote in any trades union in the land Cullen would beat Doran two to one. The only union men who will vote against Cullen are those who are so vindictive that they would punish a man for a mistake he afterwards rectified most com pletely and satisfactorily, long before he was, or ever expected to be, a candidate for office. WILLIAM DAWSON JR. One of the Most Pouular Young Men ln the City. William Dawson Jr., candidate for the as sembly, was born In St. Paul in 1862. He has lived here all of his life, and not only at the present time but ln the past and future has and will have the Interests of the city at heart. He was educated in the public schools and afterward graduated at the Shattuck school at Faribault. In 1881 he entered the Bank of Minnesota as clerk, and has risen, step by step, in that Institution, until today he occupies the responsible position of cash ier. Well known to the financial and busi ness men of the city, Mr. Dawson has also an extensive acquaintance with all classes of citizens. Although a young man, he has not only the confidence of his business asso ciates, but is recognized as a man of force, energy and executive ability. He has always been a Democrat, but this is his first ven ture in politics as a candidate for elective office. He was appointed by Mayor Wright as a member of the school board, and for two years took part ln the actions of that Impor tant body. Mr. Dawson was for five years a member of the Minnesota national guard, en tering the militia, as a private in Company C, and during his time of service was elected to all the official positions from corporal to captain of the company. His election to the office to which he has been nominated is as sured, the only question being as to the size of his majority. HENRY J. STROUSE. Life-Long Democrat, Who Prefers to Be Right Rather Than Politic. Henry J. Strouse, who will be returned to the assembly by a large majority, Is a life long Democrat His course in the assembly for the past two years has shown him to be not only an honest and conservative member of that important body, but a man with the Interests of the city always at heart. His actions and vote on all questions that have been brought before the assembly Indicate that he prefers to be right rather than politic, and for this reason the voters will see that he is the one of the nine men' who are to be chosen to represent them in the city gov- ■. ernment. Mr. Strouse ls fifty-eight years of ' age and has lived half of his life ln St. Paul. He located here in 1869 and for a time en- j gaged in business. He has been very promi- | nent in Odd Fellow circles, and at present ls . secretary of the Minnesota Mutual Benefit \ Association of Odd Fellows. —— — JOSEPH HAAG. Forty Years a Resident of the City. Joseph Haag, one of the pioneer business men of the city, and one who has been identi fied with the interests of the city and Fifth ward for the past forty years, will be elected to the assembly on Tuesday next. The last twenty of the forty years of his life he has been actively engaged in business. He came to St. Paul In 1553 from Wittenberg, Germany, being two years of age at that time. He learn ed the tinner's trade, and afterwards went into business for himself. He. with M. B. C.ark, built the first three-story brick block west of the Seven corners, and was also the pioneer hardware man on West Seventh street. Dur ing his business life he has been a success, and, as he expressed it, "has never failed nor had occasion to seek a settlement In a court of law." He ls an honest, straightforward, conservative business man. and numbers bis friends from all walks of life in business and social circles. Mr. Haas is president of the St Paul R*ofln_and Cornice works, and has been a director ol the Germanla bank for the JOSEPH HAAG, Candidate for Member of the Assembly. past nine years. He Is married and resides with his wife and family at the corner of Leech and Gcodricb avenue. He is a Junior Pioneer, a ..■.....' of the Concordia Singing society and < t_»'#*er of St. Peter's Benev olent society. JOHN E. STRYKER. He Is Snre to Re in the Next Assem bly. John E. Stryker, who will be one of the nine assemblymen elected on Tuesday next, is a prominent member of the bar, being at the present time tho senior member of the law firm of Stryker & Moore. In his profes sion Mr. Stryker has gained a decided reputa tion. He was admitted to the bar in St. Paul in 1885, after graduating from Yale col lege and later from the Columbia college law school. After hts admission to the bar Mr. Stryker went abroad., and since his return has been actively engaged ln the practice of his profession in this city. His specialties are corporation and real estate law. At the death of the late Gordon E. Cole. Mr. Stryker was appointed general counsel of the land de partment of the St. Paul & Duluth road. His natural abilities, keen insight into af fairs and his professional training will make him a valuable member of the assembly, and the Interests of the city will be subserved by bis presence in the council. JOHN J. RYDER. His Hard Work ln Labor*s Interest Will Tell. John J. Ryder, candidate for assemblyman, was born near Louisville, Ky., ln June, 1862. He came to St. Paul fifteen years ago, and has since been an employe of the Globe, except at short Intervals. He Is a printer by trade, but left the case some years ago to become a proofreader, and is now a reporter. From the nature of his business Mr. Ryder ha 3 become familiar with municipal affairs, and is conversant with the methods of pro cedure in the council. At different times Mr. Ryder has been president of the Trades and Labor assembly and of the State Eight-Hour league; also a -tasmber of tbe committee on legislation of the State Federation of Labor. These organizations have been mainly in strumental In securing the enactment of legls- lation to benefit women and children and to secure more humane conditions for laboring people. Mr. Ryder Is a Democrat in political belief, but has not hesitated to declare that In any question which arises the party in terest must take a secondary place to the welfare of the city. He is known as an In dependent thinker, who has never been in favor with party bosses, so called. An active member of several fraternal societies, he has a wide acquaintance in all parts of the city, and says, If elected, his friends must do the work, because he has no money to spend. He lives in the Eighth ward with his wife and family. WILLIAM P. CLOIGH. Sure to Carry the City by a Big Ma jority. Willi*.-n P. Clough, who heads the assem bly ticket, is certain of election. Born ln Cortland county. New York, in 1845, he com pleted his education at Edinboro, Pa., to which state his parents removed when he was young. After leaving college he studied law for four years and spent two years in the oil regions of Pennsylvania. He came to Minnesota In 1867, and located at Roches ter. The following year he was admitted to the bar and engaged in the practice of law until 1872, when he removed to St. Paul. In 1880 he was appointed counsel of the North ern Pacific Railroad company. This position he held for seven years, when he entered the executive department of the Great North ern road as assistant to the president In 1888 he was appointed vice president of the Great Northern, which position he now holds. He has never sought nor has he at this time political office. A man of great ability, and special training in handling large business interests, he will be one of the most valuable mombers in the new council. He was re cently brought before the public ln connec tion with the retrenchment committee In vestigation and report of that body. His ability and knowledge of the city's Interest JAMES MELADY. Democratic Candidate for Member ot the Assembly. during the sessions of the committee made bin- a logical candidate for the pojltlon to which he was nominated. The voters of the city having its prosperity and an economical management of Its affairs at heart, will cast their ballots for Mr. Clough, irrespective of party. JAMES MELADY. He Will Be Voted for Over the Whole City. James Melady, candidate for asscmbhiiMii from the Sixth ward, but voted for over tho entire city, Is certain of election. The pective assemblyman was born in Ireland fifty-nine years ago. lit- came to St. Paul i.i UNO and has resided hero since. lio worked for a time for the old St. Puul &-. Pacific railroad, and afterward as a foreman for J. J. Hill, who at that time was a member of the firm of Hill & Acker, and engaged la the fuel business. For the i-aat thirteen years he has been engaged in the coal and wood business in the Sixth ward on his own account. By his integrity and fair dealing ho has gained for hiins<-lf a reputation not only in the Sixth ward, where he lives, .but throughout the entire city, lie served with distinction In the city council for four years and was a candidate for the assembly two years ago, but was defeated by a close vote. He is particularly popular among the labor, ing people, and,during hiw term as a member of the council, ucted as one of the represent atives of the wage-earncr3 when the occasion demanded. For his interest in behalf of tho laboring people he Is most kindly remember ed by them, and will receive their undivided, sui-cort on Tuesday next. LOUS 111. I /.. Young Business Mun Who Will Get a Ulg Vote. Louis Betz, a candidate for assemblyman, is ono of the enterprising young bu men of St. Paul. Born in this city in 1 was educated in the St. Paul public schools. For some years he waa traveling agent for a well known business house, and four ago he engaged in business for himself, In the Pioneer Press building. Tills Is Mr. Betz's first appearance as a candidal'- for office, but he has proven a hustler, and dur ' Ing the short campaign has put in his best efforts for the success of his own candi dacy, as well as tho balance of tho I Mr. Betz resides with his sister, on Sixth street and Hoffman avenue, ln the Second ward. He is vice president of the St. Paul Musikverein, and his numerous acquaint ances, both in business and social i speak in high terms of his ability, popularity and industry. CORNELIUS GUINEY, Safe and Conservative Man l-'ioia the Hunks of Trude L'uloulnlm. Cornelius Guinoy, candidate for the as sembly, is a prln'er by trad 1- and has lived In St. Paul all his life. He has resided with his family In the present home In the Third ward for many years, and ls respected by his associates and friends. Mr. Gulney ls in tha prime of life, and is of a liberal turn of mind In all things not affecting well settled prin ciples of right. He ls a thoughtful and prudent man, who has devoted considerable study to municipal affaire. In the ranks of the trade unionists he is regarded as a safa and conservative counselor, as well as a con sistent and untiring worker. Mr. Guiney has the qualities necessary to make a good and useful public servant in the assembly, and if elected he will act strictly on the lines of the Democrat-Citizens' party for the welfare of the city. ERNEST L. ALLARD. Ernest L. Allard Is pretty certain to be the alderman-elect from the Tenth ward. Mr. Allard has resided in St. Paul for the past ten years, and is at present engaged in ths coal and wood business In the Tenth ward He ls exceedingly popular among the resi dents and business men of the district, and Is an enterprising and successful merchant So well Is he liked that, although the ward li a strong Republican one, the indications ar« that Mr. Allard will be elected.