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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.

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