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WASHINGTON, June 16—Forecast for
Minnesota—Generally fair, southerly winds.
Wisconsin—Generally fair, light to easterly
South Dakota—Generally fair; warmer in
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Montana—Fair, cooler in northern portion;
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St. Louis 30 17.7 —1.1
•Rise. —Fall.
Note —Barometer corrected for temperature
and elevation. P. F. Lyons, Observer.
leads naturally to
bossdsm. That theory of government
which assumes that it is the business
of the state to take care of everybody
naturally leads to a theory of party
organization which appoints one or
more leaders, to take care of the rest.
So we have to-day in the Republican
party at large more bosses, and of a
more outspoken and offensive type
than at any time before. Conkling
and Lcgan and Morton were bosses,
but they were men of personal unsul
lied character, great ability in leader
ship and commanded the respect, as
well as the allegiance, of their follow
ers. The Republican boss of to-day is
a meaner creature. He is a man who
has acquired his prominence by purely
mechanical skill in operating party or
ganizations, and relies upon that for re
taining his hold. Thus Piatt and Quay,
in their respective states, have defied
public opinion repeatedly, and make no
secret either of their methods or their
All of these local bosses, however,
hay- been suddenly dwarfed into in
significance by the appearance of one
great big national boss, in comparison
with whom they "pale their ineffectual
fires." Mr. Hanna, of Ohio, whose im
perial authority has led an irreverent
public to dote on the full title, Marcus
Aurelius Hanna, is the biggest boss
that the Republican party has ever
seen. Our special correspondent at St.
Louis has caught and fixed dramati
caly this remarkable feature of the sit
uation there. Everybody and every
thing is referred to Hanna. Nobody
has any any opinion of his own. Nobody
dares to say what will be done or
thought until he has heard from Han
na? Who will be the nominee of the
party Mr. Hanna has already decided.
What position it will take in its plat
form on the financial question rests
admittedly in the brain and bosom of
the great Hanna alone. Who will be
chairman of the national committee,
who will have the second place on the
ticket, and every ether detail of the
work that these 900 and odd delegates
have met assumedly to perform at St.
Louis, will be settled either directly
by Hanna, or by him be graciously
referred to such other bosses or such
delegations as he may select for the
honor of a limited local autonomy.
Hanna seems to be the perfection and
ripe fruit of the boss idea. He is a
natural product of the times in which
lt is posible for a great political party
to throw itself recklesly into the hands
of privilege and favoritism. All that
an organization needs in that case is
an astute manager. It has ceased to
deal with principles. It has become an
exclusively business organization. Its
manipulation requires no mental qual
ities save those that are needed tc take
charge of a business office or the
work-room of a factory. Principles and
theories of government and questions
of human right and moral ideas are
no longer taken into the account. It
is all a purely business affair, a matter
of give and take, an adjustment
of profit and loss, a sordid sys
tem of government on the simple
proposition of quid pro quo. This
4oes not merely admit of a boss, it
necessitates one. He is as indispensa
ble as Is a foreman in a room where
large numbers of employes are engaged
ln a common undertaking that re
quires division cf labor. Therefore tlie
appearance of Hanna; therefore his
quiet assumption of rule, and the giad
acquiescence in his authority of men
who claim some little distinction in
their own bailiwicks.
Wf confess that we are better eatis-
fled to be identified with a party which,
though torn by internal differences and
beset with the personal rivalries of
leaders, has vitality of principle
enough left to .promote thls-^ciash of
thought and principle than to one which
is no longer anything more than a ser
ried array of mercenaries, bereft of a i
desire to think or act for themselves,
or to do anything other than what
Hanna may command.
Whatever else he -may be-, Grover
Cleveland is always and everywhere
the loyal Democrat and the patriotic
citizen. On mere than one occasion it
has been his voice that called a party
from dangerous error and aroused the
country to a sense of its needs and its j
duties. The enunciation by him, at cri
ical time^, of his views on the tariff i
and on the silver question startled by J
their boldness a people used to political
complaisance and cowardice. For the
moment the effect was disastrous; but
the ultimate result was to secure the
nomination and election of the man
bold enough and patriotic enough to
challenge the issue, and to place the |
Democratic party in power by a ma
jority so tremendous that nothing but
the most colossal folly and the most
assiduous cultivation of internal dis
sensions could have--endangered it.
Once more, in a crisis, Mr. Cleveland
speaks words of sound and wise counsel
to the Democratic party of the coun
try. In his interview, which is pub
lished this morning, the whole situation
as far as it relates to the most prom
inent issue now before the country, is
summed up. Mr. Cleveland sees in the
demand for the free coinage of silver
not only an economic blunder, but a
political mistake whose consequences
cannot be other than disastrous. If the
Democratic party permits Itself to be
led away by this folly, it is doubtful
whether even its very existence is not
endangered. It is an earnest man who
says, as the president does, "My at
tachment to true Democracy is so
strong that I consider its success iden
tical with the promotion of the coun
try's good." So feel all of us who see
whither Republicanism is tending. Ie
it possible that the future of Democra
cy can be jeopardized by what is but
a passing fancy, born of the distress
and distraction of hard times? In an
other sentence the president disclaims
personal interest and sets at rest the
rumors that have been circulated per
sistently concerning his alleged desire
for a renomination, in these words:
"As an unflinching Democrat, who has
been honored by his party, and who
desires hereafter no greater political
distinction than to occupy the place of
a private in the ranks." It Is the voice
of a man often heard in defence of De
mocracy, and In the interests of the
people, that is now raised to urge every
true Democrat to exert himself to the
uttermost to prevent a threatened self
destruction. It is the voice of earnest
ness, of honor, of truth. Shall it pass
Quite naturally the McKinleyites do
not take with relish the casual remark
of the president to congressman Milli
kin that the "great apostle of protec
tion" would find the presidency "no
place for a mortgaged man." Quite
humannaturely they retort in kind,
forgetting, in their anger, to make de
nial of the suggestion that the Major
will go into the white house, if he go,
covered, like Kentucky land titles,
"knee-deep" with mortgages. The
Philadelphia Press, with flne irony,
says that "Mr. Cleveland doubtless
knows what he is talking about. He
has had some experience as a mort
gaged man in the presidency." And
then it goes on to specify how, in the
campaign of 1892, there were "grave
doubts" whether he would have the
support of Tammany or not, and so
"a conference was arranged between
Mr. Cleveland and the leaders of Tam
many hall to see if a treaty of peace
could not be patched up. The con
ference took place in the Victoria ho
tel in New York city. At this meeting
Mr. Cleveland mortgaged the federal
patronage of New York to Tammany
hall in return for its vote."
We are under cbligaticns to the Press
for referring to the almost forgotten
incident of the Victoria hotel meeting
as, when it is truthfully narrated, it
puts in additional contrast the nature
of the man who was a candidate for
the presidency of 1892 and the one who
will be in 1896. Tammany did feel
very sore at not being able to prevent
Mr. Cleveland'o nomination but Tam
many knew that, whether it sulked or
not, Mr. Cleveland would be elected.
One of them, as the crowd filed out of
the wigwam in Chicago, in the gray cf
the morning, after Mr. Cleveland was
nominated, said to his companion, j
with expletives recognized as choice
In Tammany precincts: "They've nor- j
mated him but dash him, we'll knife |
him." "What's the good of that?" re- j
sponded his companion, "the dashed
Mugwumps and Republicans will break |
their necks to vote for him and we'll j
only be left in the soup. No, we can't
afford tc knife him."
But to the Victoria hotel conference
where Mr. Cleveland "mortgaged the
I federal patronage to Tammany hall in
return for its vote." There was a con
ference between Mr. Cleveland and
Mr. Croker. Mr. Sheehan and Mr. !
O'Brien, of the party of the hall. I
These person's came to assure Mr. |
Cleveland of the hall's support, coupled j
j with conditions of patronage which Mr.
Cleveland promptly rejected. He was
assured that, unless the terms were |
j accepted, the hall would oppose him;
| the leaders could not control the boys, i
j Very deliberately, but with an empha- I
als that left no doubt of his purpose,
Mr. Cleveland said to his visiters: "I j
will net grant your demands. If then
Tammany hall refuses me its support,
unless you here and now pledge it to
me, I will tell you what I will do. I
have been nominated but have not ac
cepted. I will write a letter declining
the nomination and tell the country
the reason why." As cne of the vislt
| ors afterward said: "And we knew
the old man would do St"! -That is the i
way Mr. Cleveland mortgaged himself
to Tammany hall In 1892.
The story told so fully in our dis
patches foreshadows the probable con
clusions of the Republican national
convention now under way. As to the
presidential nomination, that was set
tled long ago. The vice-presidency
and the platform are the topics that
have filled men's minds. On the latter,
the days of conference and struggle
that preceded the actual meeting of
the convention appear to have brought
the delegates to an understanding. The
contention of the eastern delegates,
backed by those of the northwest
seems to have been too much even for
the stubborn inclination of McKinley
and Hanna to force a straddle. It now
seems settled that the platform will
recognize the gold standard in set
terms, filling In the spaces with such
praise of silver as may be found con
venient. The Republican press has
teemed with abuse and ridicule of Boss
Piatt, who was supposed to be the one
man left outside the breastworks. Yet
this convention, in which he was hard
ly more than an outsider, seems to
have agreed to turn over to him the
selection of a vice-president. It is a
proud record for the party, to submit
to the will of the man who, by its own
confession, is the most unscrupulous
manager among them all. If Morton
consents, and there is no real reason
to think that he will not if Piatt de
sires him to, he will be the McKinley
running mate. So much is indicated
by the preliminary skirmishing of an
engagement which promises to be sharp
and short, if not decisive.

A. W. Crawford of Bessemer, Mich., was
a guest at the Ryan yesterday. There were
many who thought A. P. Clautier of Ana
conda, Mont., had business with the Michigan
man. But Mr. Crawford went to Boston
and Mr. Cloutier took a night train to
Chicago. . , _.
The Windsor had a hot weather day. There
were plenty of names on the register, but
no news makers. For the first time in a
long while the Windsor had no meetings.
The good people who registered were W. w.
Richard 3 and Miss Anna Richards of Dulutn;
they are bound for Boston and a European
steamer. The Misses. H. W. Price and L. K.
Young forsook Denver for the pure air or
Minnetonka. .
Jacob Rles of Shakopee, came up on busi
ness and made the Windsor his stopping
Rates to Mtnnetonka.
When General Passenger Agent Whitney of
the Great Northern came back from his west
ern trip yesterday, he asked for the news
papers. Then he wanted to know why the
new rates to Minneapolis had not been pro
mulgated. As a result the Globe is able to
announce that the Lafayette will be opened
next Saturday and that a train wlll leave St.
Paul for the lake at 1:30 p. m. The summer
schedule for Minnetonka will go into effect
next Sunday. There has been a change in
the return train leaving Spring Park that
will be of interest to St. Paul tourists.
Tiioiiulii to be Thieve-.
Special Officer Sheehan, of tne Milwaukee
road arrested H. Teudereng and Geo. Smith
a negro, yesterday on a charge of larceny.
A freight car in the Milwaukee yards was
broken opeji recently and six pairs of Bhoes
stolen. The footwear was planted, as was
also an officer, with instruction to wait until
the person or persons came for the plant
The prisoners were acting rather suspiciously
about the hiding place of the shoes yesterday
and will have an examination this morning.
Going- tft the Yelovrstone*
A special car vill leave Minneapolis over
the Northern Pacific tonight for the Yellow
stone park. C. C. Mcßeeve and wife, George
Partridge and wife, George Christian and
family and S. M. McKnlght aad family are in
the party.
Records of Plymouth Colony.
Among the recent acquisitions of the Min
nesota state historical society library are the
civil, military and professioonal lists of Ply
mouth and Rhode Island colonies, 1621-1700,
by E. W. Pelrce.
His Mind ls Sound.
Frank Halenberg. the man who seems to
have a mania for forging checks, was exam
ined in the probate court yesterday, as to
his sanity. He did not exhibit any signs of
being crazy, and he was returned to the cus
tody af the municipal court to stand trial.
Seeking a Divorce.
Mattie Brady has begun suit against Ed
ward Brady for divorce, on the ground of
desertion. The parties were married in
Minneapolis. In 1888. There has been no
issue of tho marriage.
Diphtheria is reported at 888 Clark street
and 426 Minnehaha street.
A. B. Plough, general manager of the St.
Paul and Duiuth, went east last night.
Thomas Kelly, who was caught pilfering
knives from Burkhardt's store, had his case
certified to the district court yesterday.
Mrs. L. C. Andersen, ot Greenwood Aye.,
left yesterday for New York. She will sail
Saturday for Hamburg on S. S. Palatla.
Union lodge, 1. O. G. T., wlll give a min
strel entertainment and ice cream social this
evening at Central hall, Sixth and Seventh
Hon. Geo. B. Bradley, of Cornina, N. V.,
ex-judge of the court of appeals, accompanied
by his wife, is visiting his daughter, Mrs.
W. H. Angell. They are at the Aberdeen.
W. D. Larkin, arrested for highway robbery
on Sunday, had the charge changed to dis
orderly conduct on Monday. Yesterday the
charge of disorderly was withdrawn and he
waa fined.slo for being drunk.
All residents of the Sixth Ward interested
in the coming G. A. R. encampment in Sep
tember will meet at the rooms of the West
Side Chess and Checker Club over Madson's
drug store, corner Stato an-1 Concord streets
this evening at 8 o'clock.
The state camp meeting of the Methodist
church will open to-morrow evening at Red
Rock Park, continuing until July v. Mrs. J.
R. Aikenhead, of Canada, will speak.
Special trains wlll accommodate .the camp
The state auditor yesterday received the
following collections from interest penalties
and principal on land sales formerly made
in the counties given: Chippewa, $5,143.15;
Kittson, ?359.07; Carver, $398.86; Aitkin.
The People's Party Central club of Ramsey
county held their regular meeting last night
at University and Western avenues. Fourteen
delegates were present, and three new dele
gates were granted seats. It was decided to
hold all future meetings in the central por
tion of the city.
The pocket book belonging to W. B. Brem
mer, which was takep from his residence on
Margaret street Sunday afternoon was found
yesterday in the yard. The contents, includ
ing $35 in cash and checks aggregating sev
eral hundred dollars, had not been disturbed.
The arrangement committee appointed by
the Butchers society to select a place to
hold their annual picnic, have decided to
hold it at Waterville, Minn.,on the Minne
apolis & St. Louis road, July 22. The place
has only recently been opened, and ls one of
the beautiful spots in Minnesota.
Twenty men were arrainged in the police
court yesterday charged with vagrancy. Six
teen cf the score were arrested by the police
of Maragret street station Monday night
near the fish hatchery. Eighteen were dis
charged by Judge Twohy, after a hearing,
and two were committed for thirty days
H. A. Stone, of Grand Forks, who was at
one time in business in this city, is lying
seriously ill at St. Joseph's hospital. He
came to the city three weeks ago to the bed
side of his father, and was taken suddenly.
The Northern Creamery Supply company,
with a capital stock cf $25,000, was Incorpor
ated yesterday by Frank W. and M. E. Wood
ring and James Adair, of Albert Lea.
Last evening the delegates were entertain
ed by a dramatic club composed of the mem
bers of the St. Paul lodges, MeUnek and
Cech, in the presentation of a production
entitled, "Seeking an Administration." The
piece was well cast aad was 3 thoroughly
enjoyed. Following the dramatier>Tsatertaln
ment, the company was tendered«-al'ccmpli
r/ientarv -ocial hop. Refreshments were serv
ed by the ladies of the St. Paul lodges.
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which was at all'/hek'rty was when at
the end of thirty-five minutes he con
cluded his effort. » Those who took the
trouble to read^wUat he said, can
form some idea _of * the Hanna pro
gramme concerning the platform which
has been somewhat upset by the
vigorous demand "gold" during the
last few days. The speech puts the
tariff as the prOtointent factor of the
campaign, and deals With the usual plat
itude on the money question of making
every dollar jusf as; good as another
no matter what ft, i#" composed of. It
was undoubtedly* the original design
to have the speech; the outline and
forerunner of trie coming platform.
The tremendous agitation of the finan
cial question since McKinley revised
and amended Fairbanks' effort last
Saturday has changed the aspect of
affairs and proven the first real snag
for Hanna. It is strange that ln a
party with so much talent as the Re
publican organization it should not
have had some for temporary chair
man who would have enthused a lit
tle life into the convention. In 1868
Carl Schurz, in 1880 Geo. F. Hoar, of
Massachusetts; in 1886 John R. Lynch,
in 1888 J. M. Thurston, of Nebraska,
and in 1892 J. Sloan Fassett, of New
Tork, were temporary chairmen of
Republican national conventions who I
recall far exceeded the effort of to-day
and started the gathering with great
eolat. Of all these I give the palm to
Lynch, a colored man from Missis
sippi, Henry Pabst Lodge launched
him as a candidate for temporary
chairman in 1884 in defiance of the se
lection of Powell Clayton by the na
tional committee. The contest was
spirited and on the roll call Lynch
only won by forty votes. It evidently
put him on his mettle and he made a
brilliant effort, which compares favor
ably with any convention oratory I
have heard. To-day's effort was
I am speaking of it from an oratori
cal standpoint. w *
The attendance' was large, but the
auditorium is so spacious that there
were many vacant seats. These va
cancies Indicate the slow market in
the sale of sittings for the conven
tion. They are held at $5 a session, $10
per day or $40 for the whole conven
tion, and 3,000 tickets have been given
to citizens of St. Louis to enable them
to reimburse themselves for the ex
penses of the convention. The indica
tions are that they will fall far short
of making both ends meet. The one
man power in the convention has de
stroyed its interest While I recog
nize that the Republican party ls a.
powerful organization, containing thou
sands of able men and also that per
haps the largest number who ever as
sembled at a national convention are
here in St. Louis to-day, it happens
that at this time they have become
the puppets of a single boss who pulls
the strings and they dance to his mu
sic. I do not question that they come
here earnestly zealous for their party
and its principles, but the fact never
theless remains that they have allowed
themselves to be placed under Mr.
Hanna's dictation. It is to the credit
of their manliness, however, that they
did not publicly fall down and worship
him by overwhelming him with ap
plause when he appeared in the con
vention to-day. There was a little out
burst when he appeared, but nothing
like the applause which was showered
upon Conklln and Garfield and other
prominent leaders in previous conven
It took only one hour and a half for
Mr. Hanna to conclude his meting to
day and the promptness with which
meetings of the various committee
were called shows that he proposes to
conduct the affair on business prin
ciples. It is evidently the Hana pro
gramme to rush the whole business
through to-morrow, but I doubt
whether he can succeed. He can prob
ably wind up affairs on Thursday, but
I don't believe the delegates are willing
to be so hasty, or, in this hot weather,
to sit so continuously, as to complete
the business to-morrow. The only
time when the Republicans have com
pleted their work in two days was in
'64, '68 and '72. That was a period when
there was greater harmony in the party
than it will ever see again. In '76 the
convention lasted three days, in '80
seven, in '84 four, in '& seven, and ln '92
four. Hanna feels that he has the whip
row now and wanta to make hay
while the sun shines^ It is not likely
any delay could defeat McKinley, but
when you have a big job on hand the
sooner you accomplish it the surer you
are, and that Is. evidently Hanna's
frame of mind.
met at their headquarters at 11 o'clock
and forming in procession with the
Flambeau club at their head and ac
companied by other Minnesotans in
the city, marched in quite an impos
ing parade to the convention hall.
One of the notable features of the
day was the hanging of a conspicuous
placard in the Minnesota headquar
ters thus inscribed: "The St. Paul
Globe, the greatest Democratic news
paper in the world. Headquarters
This may seem riduculous but I note
it as an incident of the great conven
tion they are fighting for delay and
that is why Hanna is anxious to close
up the job. It can be said with truth
that Reed's strength is booming. He is
the only one that is resolutely kept in
the field against McKinley. It is gen- |
erally understood that Morton has re- j
canted and will accept the vice-presi- |
dency, and the feeling is becoming vefy j
general that the ticket will be McKin
ley and Morton. This takes Morton
out of the presidential race, even
though his name sfeould be presented
as a matter of foynv.and Quay has
long since ceased to b#t any more than
a nominal candidate and personally
has conceded McKjnley.'s nomination.
Reed is the only fighjter in the field.
Every energy is now being bent on the
part of Hanna to hurry up the work
and the Piatt and Seed forces are
endeavoring to prolong. Piatt is male
volent and though Ike knows he cannot
secure the nomination for Morton he
desires to do all the„ mischief in his
power. 9 ei_i
As indicative of the tactics of Hanna
forces note what "ijU'nderson of the
Minnesota delegation' told me this
evening relative to llhe, proposed action
of the committee or? rules of which he
is a member. He said 1 one of the first
motions made when, the committee met
was to adopt a rule making the roll of
members as reported by the National
Committee the permanent roll of the
convention. This would prevent any
contest coming before the committee of
credentials except ones from Delaware
and Texas where no one has as yet
been seated. I do not think this effort
to pass the rule arises frcm any fear on
the Dart of the McKinleyites of a
change in result, but is in order to pre
vent delay which might occur if a
large number of contests were precipi
tated upon the convention proper. To
pass such a rule v'Otild be tyrsr.ny
equal to that of congress enacting that
no one should contest the seat of a
member who manages to get certificate
of election from his state. Mr. Gunder
son is evidently very honest in his con
victions in opposition to rule, but I
was amused at his verdancy when he
suggested that matter ought to be call
ed to the attention of the Ohio men
with a view of defeating the passage
of the resolution.
As I write the committee Is again ln
session and If you hear that such a rule
has not been adopted you can calculate
the tide has begun to turn against the
iron rule of Hanna. There is a great
deal of talk among delegates relative
to the suggestion that the convention
is "under one man" and lt is just be
ginning to dawn upon them that they
are here acting the part of automatons.
I have heard, within the last four or
five hours, more rebellious sentiment
than in all the five days previously that
I have been here.
I met Delegate Judge J. W. Strevell,
of Miles City, Montana, to-night and
he told me it was not true that Mon
tana's full delegation would bolt on
the money plank. He said he was here
to execute a trust and while he felt very
earnestly on silver he certainly should
not leave the convention. He added
that if the Republican party should
prominently array itself against silver
he could not stay with them, but he
would not leave now. Congressman
Hartman, of Montana, is the only one
I can ascertain of that delegation who
is now emphatic in declaring that he
will bolt as a straw showing that there
has been little done in the silver tide.
I have the best reason for stating that
when Congressman Towne in an inter
view which, he gave me last night
claimed that .Montana would bolt solid,
he stated that to be the situation at
that hour, but circumstances change
very rapidly in politics and this straw
may indicate a weakening on the part
of others, who hesitate about placing
themselves outside of the pale of the
party they have so long acted with. As
another straw, Dick Thompson, the ven
erable Indiana politican who yesterday
declared that if "gold" went Into the
platform, McKinley would be defeated,
has not only retracted that view but is
absolutely advocating putting the word
"gold" in. There seems no reason to
doubt that on this point H-fhna is de
feated and has surrendered to the gold
forces. His anxiety to rush the con
vention through and get McKinley on
the ticket before something happens
induces him to be less aggressive than
he has been.
The McKinley headquarters at the
Southern where Hanna reigns are less
sought to-night than at any time
for the past five days. This morning
Just before the convention met his
rooms were packed to suffocation, ap
parently with henchmen seeking their
orders for the day's work, but a revolt
has absolutely begun, in the minds of
delegates, at least, even if comparative
ly few express it openly. Manly inde
pendence is begining to assert itself and
if the convention was to last a few days
I would not be surprised if Hanna was
one of the least influential men In St.
Louis. Of course that now seems to be
impossible as the die is apparently
cast, but hundreds of men will wonder
after it is all over why they should come
here to ratify what one man had dicta
ted without exercising their own rea
son. It is this situation which makes
the convention uninteresting and which
has doubtless kept away the able men
of the party. I have never seen so few
really prominent able men at a Republi
can national convention as the present
one, while in point of numbers of the
howling mob it exceeds many I have
Ex-Senator Ingalls, of Kansas, Is
here doing syndicate newspaper work.
He duly received a reporters license
and badge but had lost or mislaid them
and when he applied for admission at
the Auditorium to-day the officer re
fused him. He went from door to door
explaining who he was and his employ
ment, but none of the officials had ever
heard of him or seen his picture and it
was only when he happened to find
members of the national committee who
knew him that he was able to get ad
mission. He can join with Rip in ex
plaining, "How soon we are forgot."
Minnesota Man for Second Place on
the Ticket.
ST. LOUIS, June 16.—The committee on
rules did not tackle the question again of
making the decision of the national com
mittee the permanent roll sf the convention
and will make their report to-morrow silent
on that point. If such rule was adopted It
would only be a precedent for the future so
the committee on credentials has decided to
accept the decision of the national com
mittee for the present convention. Warner
Miller's open onslaught on Morton is the
sensation cf the evening. Thirteen of the
New York delegation have joined in publicly
protesting against Morton for vice-president,
and the antl-Foraker men in the Ohio del
egation have been suggesting C. K. Davis as
a compromise candidate. The antl-Foraker
Ohioans are in full sympathy with Warner
Miller and will play any game to defeat
Morton for the vice-presidency. McKinley
and Reed forces are making night hideous
again at the Southern by a yelling match.
Reed forces show a good deal of lung power
but Hanna has votes in his inside pocket.
Hanna is very much disturbed over the lack
of enthusiasm at the convention to-day and
has given it out that there must be more
raised to-morrow if it becomes necessary to
issue tickets to baseball rooters to secure it.
Will Not be a Candidate Before the
Chicago Convention.
INDIANAPOLIS, IND.. June 16.—The editor
of the Sentinel received the following letter
from Senator Turpie: "Do me the honor to
state my name shall not go before the national
convention for the nomination for the presi
dency nor shall such nomination be considered
or accepted. I stand where I have always
stood in the past, by the choice of my state.
That choice, made already in effect, will be
officially announced by a resolution of the
state convention, to meet not many days hence.
"Allow me to say that the preference of
Indiana so expressed ought to receive the un
divided support of our own people, and is en
titled to the most favorable consideration by
each of the great constituent assembly at Chi
cago, upon which will devolve tbe duty of
selecting the Democratic candidate for the na
tional ticket. DAVID TURPIE."
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Pile of Lumber Toppled Over Upon
ST. LOUIS, June 16.—While a gang of a
dozen er more men and boys were piling lum
ber in the Knapp & Stout company's yards
this afternoon a tall pile of heavy timber
toppled over, killing two boys and seriously
injuring four others. The killed are: Phillip
S. Lushman and Wra. Sto-U. The injured are:
John Miller, arm broken and foot torn off;
John Nagle, severe scalp wounds; Fred.
Dougherty, scalp waund and foot crushed;
Wm. Lakebrink, skull fractured, probably will
Do yon want the newi today 7
Get it ln front of the Globe office
front the bulletins of onr special

Sons of Veterans Gather for the
State Encampment.
WELLS, Minn., June 16.—The twelfth an
nual state encampment of the Sons of Veter
ans and Ladies Auxiliary began here to-day
with one hundred and thirty delegates In
attendance. The day was given up to the re
ception cf delegates, etc. To-morrow occurs
the election of officers and selection of place
to hold next encampment. Princeton appears
to be a favorite competitor for the latter hon
or. Captain Snyder of Tracy, is a prominent
candidate for division Colonel. Captain Van
Sant was billed to speak to-night but
failed to appear. J. T. McCleary will be here
There —ri)l be a lot of history
making toAuy. The Globe's St.
Louis bnlir-'ffTis will be complete.
They will 9fie posted every Aye
min-ntes a^flewspaper Row.
Ordinance Agreeing With the State
Law is Passed to Facilitate
Should an ordinance which Alderman
Lindahl introduced at the meeting of
the board of aldermen last night be
come a law', the monthly salary of |
every newly appointed patrolman who j
has never served on the police force j
before, wlll be only $55 during the first
three months of his service. There
after such patrolman's salary shall be
$72.50 per month, which is the uniform
compensation under the existing ordi
After the clerk had read the ordi
nance, Alderman Lindahl apologized
for introducing it as follows:
"I wish to state that this ordinance
was handed to me by the mayor, and
that I am not in sympathy with it. I
move that it be referred to the commit
tee on police." As there was no ob
jection, the ordinance was so referred.
The board transacted considerable
business of a routine nature, disposing
finally of a number of measures, in
cluding the final order for paving East
Fifth street with asphalt from Cedar
street to Broadway, and with brick
from Wabasha street to Cedar. As was
expected several bicycle ordinances
were introduced, but all were referred
to the committee on streets. The sub
stance of each ls published in another
Aid. Kaldunski offered a resolution
authorizing the market master to let
the market hall to Gen. Moses E. Clapp
for a political meeting to be held the
night of June 26. Aid. Bigelow offered
as an amendment that the word "free"
be inserted after the word "let." The
amendment received six votes out of
the ten and was declared lost, a two
thirds vote being required. The matter
was subsequently reconsidered and the
resolution as amended, was passed by
a unanimous vote.
The final order from the board of pub
lic works for paving Fifth street from
Wabasha street to Broadway was pass
ed by a unanimous vote. The order
provides for an asphalt pavement from
Cedar street to Broadway with the ex
ception of 150 feet of jasper pavement
between Jackson and Sibley street,
which is to te relaid, and for paving
with brick, the hill between Wabasha
and Cedar street.
City Engineer Ruudlett sent in a
communication recommending that the
bridge over the Great Northern and
Northern Pacific tracks, also the Arcade
street and the University avenue and
other bridges be repaired and painted.
The communication was referred to the
committee on streets. Subsequently
Aid. Kenney offered a resolution author
izing the city engineer tc repair the Ar
cade street bridge. It was adopted.
The committee on streets submitted
an adverse report on the paving of
Sixth street from Sibley street to Rosa
bel. The report was adopted.
When the amended ordinance regu
lating the pawnbrokers and second
hand dealers came before the board.
Aid. Bell wished to have it recommitted
to the committee on license as the
pawnbrokers had not had a hearing.
Aid. Lindahl objected to having lt re
referred, as the legal department was
anxious to have it go into effect as soon
as possible. Aid Lindahl suggested
that If it were rereferred it might be
pigeon-holed or lost. Aid. Bell said that
he would see it was not lost or pigeon
holed. Aid. Bell's motion to recommit
received no second and the motion that
the ordinance be placed on its passage
carried. The ordinance as amended by
the committee was then passed by a
vote of nine to one, Aid. Bell voting In
the negative.
The board concurred in the mayor's
action in removing from the police force
Patrick Lynch, J. W. Cowan, Edward
M. Allen and Nicholas Auderberg.
Aid. Allard introduced an ordinance
prohibiting the sale of intoxicating
liquors to minors. The ordinance is
drawn so as to conform exactly to the
state law on the subject and thus ena
ble the legal department of the city to
prosecute offenders In the municipal
court. The ordinance was passed.
The board adopted the resolution re
quested by the school board authoriz
ing the transfer of the sum of $6 000
from the teacher's salary fund to the
fund established for fuel supplies and
all other purposes, the said $6,000 to be
used as a special fund fr>r the purchase
of text books for the public schools
of the city.
A petition signed by over 50 peddlers
was received, asking the council to
reduce the persent license fee for ped
dlers. The petition was referred to the
committee on license.
The semi-annual report of the board
of public works on the street lighting
was received and referred to the com
mittee on gas.
Aid. Donahower introduced a resolu
tion authorizing the board cf public
works to place two electric arc lights
each ln Irvine, Summit, Rice, Lafayette
and Central parks. As the St. Paul
Gas Light Company wants $10.50 per
lamp per month for such lamps as
may be placed In the parks, the resolu
tion was referred to the committee on
Aid. Donahower offered a resolution
authorizing the board of public w~rks
to contract for the erection of an arc
light at the corner of Fourth and Ex
change streets and one at Sixth and
Washington streets, provided these
lights can be contracted for on the ba
sis laid for like arc lights in the same
district. The resolution was adopted.
The board of public works submitted j
a final crder for paving Broadway j
from Third street to Seventh street j
with sandstone. The order was re- j
ferred to the committee on streets.
A communication was received from j
the secretary of the fire board enclos- '
Ing a resolution by the board of fire j
commissioners instructing the secre- j
tary to request the council to insure j
the central fire hall and its contents, i
The estimated value of the building i
and contents Is $32,144.97. The fire com- j
missioners consider that the central j
fire hall ls in great danger of destruc- i
tion by fire, because of the proximity
of the Auditorium. The resolution of
the fire board was referred to the com
mittee on fire department!
The board adjourned until next Tues
day night on motion of Aid. Kaldunski, !
who proposes to bring up the Eight j
ward school controversy, which he
failed to mention at the previous ad
journed meeting held a week ago last
night for the avowed purpose of con
sidering that matter.
After adjournment, the members of
the committee on streets get together
and decided to meet at 2:30 p. m.
next Friday for the purpose of con
sidering the three bicycle -«rdifcErr.ce«.
i" -t uijo)
They Split tp »:u*>.
Bt. Paul branch ot the National Association
of Stationary Engineers, at their second meet
ing In Central block last night. Initiated nino
new members. Seven new applications were
received. Borne three hundred dollars sur
plus funds were divided among the members.
The matter of the July picnic to Russell
Beach was laid over until the next regular
meeting. The next open meeting of the as
sociation will occur June 30th. All engineers
are invited.
President Vanish to the Conimer
elal ('lab Members.
President Vanish has issued the following
to the members of the Commercial '-lub.
The coming National Encampment of the
G. A. R. will be the most important event
that ever took place in our city. At a conserv
ative estimate over 150.000 visitors will be in
St. Paul during Encampment week, coming
from every state and territory in the union.
The people do not seem to realize the im
portance and magnitude of the Encampment
and its requirements. To accommodate this
vast number of visitors it will be nc-essary
for every citizen of St Paul to take an active
interest in the this work. Let us bear in mind
that we can well afford to inconvenience our
selves a little for a few days and contribute
our-mite to accommodate the "boys in blue,"
who have so justly earned our gratitude and
esteem. This ls the first, and probably the
last time, that St. Paul will have the priv
ilege to honor the boys at a national Encamp
Let every member of the Commercial club'
be a committee of one to act and also urgei
upon his friend and neighbor the necessity of
lending his support to the various commit
tees of the G. A. R., and especially the ac
commodation and financial committees.
The valuable lessons of loyalty and patriot
ism which result from such encampments,
and the good cause imperatively demand that
we should spare no effort ta make the G. A.
R. Encampment of 1896 the grandest success
in the history of encampments.
Let us "rally around the flag, boys," and
take good care of the "boys in blue.'"'
Thomas Alston lujnred ln the X. P.
Thomas Alston who was on his way to
Brainerd met with an accident last evening
which will cause him to remain at the city
hospital for a couple of weeks and when he
leaves that institution he will be minus his
left arm. Alston and George Root arrived in
the city yesterday from Chicago. Both men
are blacksmiths by trade and according to
their stories had the promises of work at
Brainerd. Not having the amount necessary
to purchase transportation they decided to
board a freight train and take chance* 0 f
reaching their destination without spending
any coin. In attempting to get on a train
ln the freight yards of the N. P. road Alston
was thrown to the ground and one of tha
trucks of the car crushed his left arm. He
was taken to the city hospital and the injured
member amputated at the shoulder. Alston
ls thirty-five years old.
Cycle Path Association Wants Some
Crack "Specials."
The officers of the St. Paul Cycle Path
association called on Mayor _oran yesterday
forenoon and submitted a list of expert bi
cyclists whom they desired the mayor to
commission aa special policemen authorized
to arrest all "scorchers" within the city lim
its. Tim following is a l.'st ol tha names
R. J. C. Bott, with Lee Seymour, Lowry
Arcade, St. I'eter street, residence CS"> i:aat
Fourth street.
H. S. Young, with Finch, Van Slyke, Young
& Co., son of E. A. Young.
Wm. J. Riley, Minnesota Steam laundry,
CM Minnesota street; lives In Eighth ward.
W. J. Sonnen, with St. Paul Fire and
Marine Insurance Co.
E. H. Curry, with Griggs, tapper & Co.
J. M. Hanson, corner Jackson and KiKhth
strees. secretary St. Paul Cycle Path asso
L. F. Block, agent Phoenix bicycle, 94
East Fourth strict.
W. T. Hutchins. Albion
W. Van Vleck, f>7 East Fifth street, Ben
Successful Meet-as in the Eighth
Last Xlght.
Boomers of Gov. Clough for a renom
ination were fortunate in their meeting
held last evening ;it Plebuach's hall, In
the Eighth ward. Between 70 and 80
people were ln attendance, and they
stuck fairly well, considering the heat.
Assemblyman Mabon acted as chair
man, while Tenney ami Wolf did the
entertaining in the musical line and
made several hits.
The speakers were Ell Warner, Sen
ator Sheehan, Fred Schiffmann and
Darius F. Reese. - -u» '•««■•]
It is the intention of the Clouarh peo
ple to hold a big meeting in the Seventh
ward at an early date.
It Still Perplexes the Local En*
en in it men t.
The board of directors of The Citizens O.
A. R. finance committee held a meeting yes
terday afternoon, and while lt was stated
at Its conclusion there was nothing to be
given out for publication, it was said by one
of the members that the board was consid
ering the plan of recent conception which
would greatly facilitate the committee In
raising the necessary funds for the encamp
ment. The same gentleman further stated
tl^at the committee felt the greatest encour
agement over its work up to the present
time, and was confident beyond a doubt of
the final success of its plans. The committee
has under consideration the appointment
of several auxiliary committees to assist ln
the future work of the body and wlll an
nounce their personnel within a few days.
The Executive Committee of Maealester
College Board has resolved to grant the use
of the college building for the entertainment
of visitors during thcencampment.
Polk County Division.
Point Ruined us to the Constim.
Humility of the law.
A delegation of Folk county residents,
largely composed of those resident in
the territory proposed to be set apart
as Red Lake county, were at the capltol
yesterday to consult with Gov. Clough
and Attorney-General Ohilds concerning
the proposed partition of the county.
They want to be sure that the law un
der which the county might be divided
Is constitutional before they urge the
division upon the state county bound
ary commission.
Before the Judges:—
60086— Erneat Dammann vs. Louis L. May;
on trial; Kelly J.
6440—Martin Ludden vs. No^thwo6^e^n
Cordage Company; dismissed and Judgment
ordered for defendant by stipulation; Willis
61802— Asher Mathews vs. Eastern Rail
way Co.. of Minnesota; continued by stipu
lation; Willis J.
6563;"— State Bank of Madison vs. J. M. Haw
thorne etal.; waiting.
6T.473— Chaa. Fish by suardian vs. Marie
T. Fry et al.; an trial; Willis J.
4701.1—Chas. C. Schsible vs. Geo. H.
Schickler et al.; mechanics lien case; on trial
Brill J.
64068—N'orah Abraham vs. Jahjan Abraham;
dissmissed. Brill J.
Crowds at Como.
The Clara Schumann Ladies Orchestra
made another hit at Come Park last evening
as was evidenced by the many encores and
the hearty applause of the audience present.
All the young ladles are scloists of marked
ability and the organization la not only a
novel, but a peculiarly strong one.
Last week the orchestra was at Lake Har
riet and had good audiences even though ths
nights were very cool. They wlll give con
certs at Como free, every afternoon of this
week beginning at 3 o'clock and every even
ing beginning at 8 o'clock.
Death of Fr. Peters.
A portion of the local Catholic clergy will
gz. to Hutchlnacon to attend the funeral ther*
to-morrow of Rev. Fr. John Peters, who died
yesterday after an Illness of only a few hours,
aged 34 years. The remains will be taken to
West Newtcn. Mass., for Interment
George Hall Is Dead.
George W. Hall, oolored. died yesterday
at the city hospital after a lingering Illness.
Hall lived In St. Paul for the past flfteea
years and during that time had been engaged
ln the barber business. He at one time ran
a shop ln the Drake block but recently has
been employed as Journeyman.
Watch the Globe's bulletins.
They -vlll tell every Aye minutes
what is solas oa at St. Loot*.

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