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Dally and Sunday, Six Months - f 3.75
Dally and Sunday, One Yaar - fS.OO
Dally Only, per Month - - - m **0
Dally Only, Six Months - - - f 3.25
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Address all letters an/1 telegrams to
THE GLOBE. St. Paul, Minn.
Complete flies it the Globe always kept
fen band for reference.
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WASHINGTON, June 24.—Forecast for
Thursday — Minnesota: Fair; northwest
Wisconsin: Generally fair; fresh winds, be
coming northwesterly.
The Dakotas: Fair; slightly warmer
Thursday afternoon in eastern portions;
northwesterly winds, becoming variable.
Montana: Fair; warmer; variable winds.
United States, Department of Agriculture,
Weather Bureau, Washington, June 24, 6:48
p. m. Local Time, 8 p. m. 75th Meridian
Time.—Observations taken at the same mo
ment of time at all stations.
Place. Ther. Place. Tber.
St. Paul 68 Minnedosa 6*
Duluth 54 Winnipeg 62
Huron 66 Buffalo 66-70
Bismarck 64 Boston 66-72
Williston 64 Bismarck 64-66
Havre 64 Cheyenne 60-64
Helena 62 Chicago 66-66
Edmonton 66 Cincinnati 78-86
Battleford 66 Helena 62-62
Prince Albert 62 Montreal C 4-70
Calgary €8 New Orleans 80-78
Medicine Hat 72 New York , 54-64
Swift Current 64 Pittsburg 78-82
Q'Appelle 64 Winnipeg 62-72
Barometer, 29.82; thermometer, 71; relative
humidity, 86; wind, southeast; weather,
•cloudy; maximum thermometer, 78; minimum
thermometer, 64; daily range, 14; amount of
rainfall in last twenty-four hours, .65.
Gauge Danger Height of
Reading. Line. Water. Change.
St. Paul 14 €.4 *0.2
La Crosse 10 7.1 —0.1
Davenport 15 6.4 —0.2
fit. Louis 30 17.6 -0.5
Note —Barometer corrected for temperature
and elevatioin. —P. F. Lyons, Obesrver.
When Tom Reed, peace to his ashes,
made his tour of the middle and west
ern states In the campaign of 1890 and
left behind him a trail of defeated Re
publican candidates for congress, he
made this city his western limit, and
the slaughter of the candidate in this
district followed as a necessary and
logical sequence. Those who sat in the
Grand Opera House and listened to
his speech will recall the comparison,
a favorite one with him, with which
he opened his address. The march of
humanity along its line of progress; he
said, was like that of an army with its
vanguard away in the advance, open
ing the way, driving back the enemy?
and its rearguard, loitering In the rear.
Frequently it happens that the impetu
ous advance gets so far ahead of the
laggards in the rear that it has to stop
and wait for the rearguard to catch
up. Given with his drawl and sneer
the comparison was quite effective —
among the Republicans In the audi
The simile applies fitly to the relative
positions of the president and the Re
publicans to the financial question. Mr.
Cleveland is the vanguard and the Re
publican party the rearguard in the
national march towards a sane finan
cial and monetary policy. Tbe van
guard has been halted by the enemy
and the rearguard has caught up and
come to' Its support. Mr. Cleveland's
opposition to the silver policy of the
Republican party began to manifest it
self early In his national career. Dur
ing his first term this opposition be
came so pronounced that the Republl- '
can convention In 1888 adopted a plank
reported by Mr. McKinley, chairman
of the platform committee, declaring
that "the Republican party Is in favor
of the use of both gold and silver as
money and condemns the policy cf the
Democratic administration in Its ef
forts to demonetize silver."
It followed its declaration of love
for sliver by passing the Sherman sil
ver purchase act, for the repeal of
which President Cleveland called con
gress in special session. The rearguard
for the first time in the march showed
signs of activity and moved up to the
support of the vanguard In this Its first
contest with the opponents of sound
money. Later, as the contest thick
ened and the lines became more sharp
ly defined, when it became plain that
It was a question between the gold and
the silver standard, the supremacy of
one or the other, Mr. Cleveland stood
boldly for the maintenance of the gold
standard. Mr. McKinley strenuously
opposed him. The present chieftain of
the rearguard had not then "caught
up." As late as September, 1894, he up
braided congress for repealing the
Sherman act "In response to the ur
gent recommendation of a Democratic
president," and declared that "the
party that struck silver down and gave
It the hardest blow it ever received,
cannot be relied on to give that metal
honorable treatment.*"
New the national convention cf the
rearguard at St. Louis enthusiastically
adopts the position taken by Mr. Cleve
land and its general staff, its field and
line officers and rank and file have
"■Leaped the low fence, as a party hack
O'er his principles, when something
else turns up trumps."
Following still the leader of the van
guard we may expect to see the!
caught-*up rearguard now taking over;
Mr. Cleveland's policy of divorcing the
government from banking, the retire
ment of national paper issues and tho
adoption of a system of national bank
Ing that win give the country a Mite,
•ufiiclent and elastic currency. Nj '.mi
can tell what may not happen when:
the rearguard once catches up.
The Democratic convention ir. the
state of New York Is by all odds the
most important of the year. It is so not
only by reason of the large electoral
vote of that state, and the great Inter
ests that it represents, but because the
Democrats of New York have long
been accepted as among the most loyal
members ar.d shrewdest advisers of the
party. This year, as never before,
have they been called to serve In this
role. So great did they feel the emer
gency to be that the feud between the
state Democracy and Tammany fell
away into forgettfulness, and the ablest
leaders whom New York state could
furnish went Into this convention and
will go to Chicago determined to save
the party, if possible, from the fatal
mistake into which representatives of
other states are endeavoring to force
The platform presented by the New
York Democracy leaves little to be de
sired. It states the gravity of the
present situation, with a large major
ity of the delegates to Chicago certain
to be In favor of the free coinage of
silver. It asserts that nothing short of
the apparent miracle of conversion
from error can change results within
the short space of time now left. And
then it places New York Democracy
on the or.ly right and tenable ground.
It says, as Mr. Whitney has said, as
every student of finance knows to be
the fact, that the advocates of free
coinage are destroying wilfully the last
hope of restoring bimetallism to the
world. As Dr. Arendt, one of the most
eminent of living blmetallists, says in
his recent article in the North Ameri
can Review, the only possible defeat
of bimetallism for Europe lies in the
adoption of free coinage by the United
States at a ratio of 16 to 1. If that
should happen, then prepare for gold
monometallism In all the rest of the
world, and silver monometallism here.
Just at the moment when bimetallism
appears to be on the point of winning
everywhere, the intolerant advocates
of immediate free coinage are ir: a fair
way tc destroy its hopes and to make
it forever impossible.
The Democracy of New York Is In
favor of bimetallism; the only kind of
bimetallism which this country can
ever know, that accomplished by inter
national agreement. It proposes to as
sist in realizing It by the only possible
means. Until such an agreement can
i be reached it demands the mainte
i nance of the existing standard, and de
clares its unalterable opposition to the
free coinage by this country alone at
the ratio of 16 to 1. Such is the voice
of the' greatest state of the Union, the
state which is essential to any possi
ble Democratic success. Will the party
heed its counsels, or has the rage for
free silver so far drowned all consider
ations of safety and prudence as well
as of honor, as to reject the only
ground of agreement on which It is
possible to hold together the Demo
cratic vote in the East, as well as
throughout most of the West and the
Northwest? New York leads the way
toward Democratic harmony, toward
the only possibility of Democratic vic
tory, toward the preservation of the
Democratic party from disruption and
defeat. Her voice must not be lifted
in vain in this day of the party's
greatest danger.
— m —
The Liberal party in Canada, which
has seemed for so long a time to be
in a hopeless minority, has come to the
front again in good shape, and emerges
from the recent elections with a com
fortable working majority of between
twenty and thirty over all others com
bined. There can be'no doubt that the
.result is largely due to the agitation
over the school question In Manitoba.
The government was hesitating, vac
cilating, and commanded little or no re
spect in its treatment of that issue. It
is a lesson worthy the attention of all
parties that no organization ever gains
anything in the long run by shirking a
manifest duty, however unpleasant its
performance may be. The Conserva
tive leaders at Ottawa wished to hold
both the Catholic and non-Catholic
vote. They wanted to placate the vot
ers of Quebec without driving those of
Manitoba to extremes. They carried
water on both shoulders, and, as is
usually the case, their compromise pol
icy has cost them dear. They have
lost even In their own strongholds,
where the voters appear to have re
buked them on general principles for
their insincerity. They will be a small
er minority in the next dominion par
liament than they have been in any for
many years.
In a general way, the American peo
ple sympathize with the ideas of the
Canadian Liberals more* completely
than with those cf the Conservatives.
While their local issues are not ours,
ar.d their party lines of cleavage rest
on propositions of comparatively little
interest to us, still in the dominion, as
in the mother country, the Liberal idea
reaches furthest toward those that pre
vail in a republic, and has most in
common with them. The Liberal party
moreover, has always been inclined
toward an extension cf friendly re
lations between Canada and the United
States; and it would be matter for re
gret if, just as it were coming into
power, and it seemed possible to draw
these two neighboring countries more
closely together, the direction of our
own politics should be commit
ted tc a party and a man
that stand for cammercial exclu
sion, and a policy of hostility toward
all ether nations than our own. As
far as immediate results are concerned,
the Liberal party will find the Mani
toba question no easier of solution than
did the opposition. Of course, there Is
only one thing: to be done about it,
which is to let Manitoba have its own
way, even at the expense cf virtually
annulling part of the fundamental
agreement on which the confederation
rests. It is either that or armed co
ercion, to whieh-. the other provinces
would never give their approval or
assent. ■
The Conservatives have had a long
tease* f^f^a7^sm*4^Nninlon affairs, and;
people Tip there, like those of all other
countries where free government pre
vails, are apt to direct a change once
in a while for the sake of change. Jn
this instance the mala thought lying
beneath the overthrow of the Conserv
atives probably was that the Integrity
of the confederation and the mainte
nance of the union of the provinces
was a much more important Issue than
any other that could possibly be raised,
and that it would be best guarded by
putting the Liberal party into power.
1 —
A comparative study of tbe finan
cial plank of the Wisconsin platform
and that of Illinois must be instructive
to every thoughtful voter. The decla
ration made at Peoria, under the lead
of Gov. Altgeld, Is voluminous and
verbose beyond precedent. It Is not
a platform at all, in fact, but a stump
speech, into which are injected all the
follies and fallacies of Mr, "Coin"
Harvey that were exploited more than
a year ago. We do not quarrel with
people for believing honestly in free
silver, but we do quarrel with them
when they do not tell the truth about
it. That is the fault of the Illinois
convention, which repeats that stale
and silly assertion that the act of 1*73
"destroyed by one-half the stock of
real money" in the world. Now, every
body knows that this Is untrue. What
ever else the act of 1873 may
have done or not done. It did
not take one dollar out of ex
istence, nor did It stop the addi
tion at that time of one dollar to our
currency, because no silver dollars
were being coined. What is the use
of saying that a measure which left
every dolar existing as much in cir
culation as it was before, which did not
take away any legal tender power, and
which did not stop the coinage of
any more dollars that were being
coined, "destroyed by one-half the
stock of real money." It Is this out
rageousness of assumption and asser
tion repeated, in the face of the sim
plest facts, that seems to make tbe
free silver people impervious to argu
We have, on the other hand, from the
Democrats of Wisconsin, a statement
as concise as It is firm and practical.
These Democrats observe that he
demands of commerce require a cur
rency which shall be of uniform value
all over the world. The common con
sent of the principal commercial na
tions canot be set aside or changed
by any one of them. Eminently de
sirable as bimetallism may be, It cannot
be realized by anything short of inter
national agreement. If the rest of the
world, together with a large portion
or a very heavy majority of our own
people agree in believing that it takes
thirty-two ounces of sliver to equal
one ounce of gold, this simply puts
it beyond the power of any legislation
on our part to make those people be
lieve that sixteen ounces of silver
are equal to one of gold.
The great fallacy of all the flat
money people lies in ignoring the fact
that value is a mental and not a phys
ical attribute. A thing is worth what
the people who handle it- think that
It Is. If two men wh<f|"?exchange
commodities by barter agrec'that a cer
tain quantity of one shall pass for a
certain quantity of the other, because
their mental powers thus measure
relative values, nothing on earth can .
upset that agreement. The fact that
the common consent of practically the
whole world agrees now upon a cer
tain ratio settles that ratio, at least
until they shall decree a change. Real
izing these simple principles, the Wis
consin Democrats declared themselves
opposed to the free coinage of silver
and in favor of the best money of
the world for the American people.
Between the calm strength and logic
of the one position and the fervid and
passionate, but unreasoning zeal of
the other, the choice of the voters of
this country does not seem to us to be
in doubt.
• m
Says our remarkable contemporary,
the Atlanta Constitution: "A tele
gram from Little Rock states that the
result of the Arkansas primaries in de
claring for the free coinage of silver
has been the almost complete elimina
tion of the Populist party." We do
not for a moment doubt it That
word "elimination" is eminently good
and proper. It means, taken away
from the threshold; and so not only in
Arkansas but everywhere else that the
Democratic party declares for free sil
ver, the Populist party is "eliminated."
That is to say, it is taken away from
the threshold because it comes in over
it and occupies the whole shebang, af
ter ejecting the rightful owner and
tenant. That kind of "elimination"
has been going on very rapidly of late
in many stated. It is the sdg£ of elim
ination that the lamb pert%*ms upon
the lion when he lies down'Sj-mfortably
in the stomach of the nobte»east and
helps along his digestion. ,-' That the
Democratic party can receive the Pop
ulist vote when it itself adopts the
Populist platform and becomes, to ev
ery Intent and purpose, the Populist
party, no one can doubt. So could it
"eliminate" the Republican party if
the convention at Chicago were to
nominate Mr. McKinley as its candi
date on a platform of all the protection
that the country will stand and a lot
There isno surer way of getting rid of
an antagonist than to accept whatever
terms of surrender he imposes. There
is nothing In the world like it for
"eliminating" that scurvy fellow from
your field of view. This is the only
kind of elimination that is being per- j
formed by the spread of the free sil
ver idea in the Democratic party. It
means Just so many more votes won
for Populism. It "eliminates" the Pop
ulist party by the well known and
time-honored process of conquest
wherein the victor In a free fight ter
minates the struggle by firmly Insert
ing his nose between the other fellow's
"♦ raw
The Chicago Times-Hent}g I rjsrints a
picture cf Illinois in distrefe-jefketween
John R. Tanner and John-jP&fAltgeld,
and makes her exclaim: "WbwA have I
done tc be compelled *« «hooafc.*etween
ttioirf two?" And the Times-Herald
ought to be cordially Indorsed by the
people of Illinois.
t*s*- — '
One looks in J'aih for one denounce
ment that mig-at jiave found fit place
in the St. Louis .platform. Prepara
tory to the cpnyeution the committee
on arrangements procured a lot of fine
street signs toj b»i made so that •no
Repullcan delegatfe or alternate might
get lost in the}, labyrinths of the city.
But they are not directing the weary
wanderer. They repose In the custom
house In New York. Tbe committee of
Republican protectionists encouraged
home labor by haying the guldeposts
made In Europe, and When they ar
rived they werp Jfcld up until the ap
praisers could go through the schedules
and find amorig their mysteries Just j
what duty sh6uld be paid on them.
Clearly a Democratic tariff that thus j
interferes with the arrangements for a
Republican national convention should
get a denunciation especlaly fitted to
the case.
"Tbe Democratic party, four years
ago, would save the country with free
silver/says the Dcs Moines Register,
"Now they would save it from free sil
ver." By the way, It Is not yet six
years since the editor of the Register
was telling tbe East that the people of
the West, the Republicans, "will never
consent to seeing this country, dwarfed
to what is called a 'gold standard'as a
standard of values." He then wanted
to "save" the country with free silver.
If Mr. Clarkson can thus easily change
his mind, need he rebuke some Demo
crats if they change theirs?
The Minneapolis Tribune says that
twice the Republican national conven
tion has met on the banks of the Mis
sissippi. "The only difference between
now and four years ago Is that the
convention is a few miles further down
stream." Right, and the party it rep
resents is a good many miles "further
down stream."
CommrutN of the Press on and Anent
The silver men are accredited with a great
victory in defeating the resolution in the
Democratic state convention to vote as a
unit at Chicago, and as seven or eight of Jtfia
nesota's delegates are accredited with being
for free silver, it Is claimed that they will
vote that way in the national convention.
The action of the state convention in de
claring against free coinage of silver is only
binding upon the delegates at large, four in
number. The district delegates are the rep
resentatives of the several congressional dis
tricts, and as such are amenable to and .will
reflect the wishes of those districts. If'un
instructed, they are free to exercise their
personal preferences. The delegates of the
First district, for instance, have no right to
bind the action of the men chosen to repre
sent the Second district. Each is distinct and
supreme in Itself.-^-Mankato Review. •
The Connecticut Democrats have arranged
a scheme for their party in that state to
take to the woods in case a free coinage
Democrat is nominated at Chicago. They
are to go there in a body and to remain in
tbis sylvan retreat in an organized condition.
In other words, they are to have little inter
est and to make no serious fight in the
presidential election, but to keep their party
together on state issues and to try their
luck in electing sound money men to con
gress. This looks to be about the best thing
they can do under conditions impending, and
perhaps it is a programme that can be car
ried out in other states of the North.—Bos
ton Herald.
The McKinley boomers may hall the Ohio
candidate as the "advance agent of pros
perity," but the business men among the
delegates at St. Louis cannot shut their eyes
to the fact that thus far he has proved an
advance agent of depression and distrust.
The growing probability of his nomination
bas been accompanied by a corresponding
frowth of uneasiness. In business circles, and
y a dullness of trade that almost amounts
to stagnation.—Boston Herald.
There are many cogent reasons why sound
mdr.ey Democrats should sot give up the
fight, but should make It aggressive all along
the battle line. Though the silver inflatron
i?sts keep up a mighty howling, they are weak.
•Yesterday'!*! splendid victory for the gold
standard In the Minnesota Democratic con
vention ought to and will inspire real"Dem
ocrats everywhere to rally and press the,
battle for the time-honored dollar of 100 cents,
to the defense of which the American people
will be Intensely roused long before election
day.—New York Herald (Dem.).
Minnesota's break from the sliver line west
of the Mississippi does not appear to have
checked the advance of the Democratic white
metal forces. In tbe least.—Pittsburg Dispatch
Minnesota's Democrats stand out against
free coinage as resolutely as their brethren
in Maryland. It looks as If certain snug
calculations regarding the Chicago conven
tion had gone all agley.—Boston Globe (Deal.).
The Minnesota Democrats, or at least
that faction of the Democratic party of the
state which is in Cunrbl, did precisely what
was expected. The Democratic state conven
tion declared in fivor of tbe single gold
standard. Minnesota is one of tbe para
doxes of politics in the Northwest. Depend
ing upon the great, silver-producing West
for the growth of itSj important commercial
centers, it fights the battles of the enemies
of silver.—Butte Miner, (Silver Dem.).
The action of the. Minnesota Democracy
makes It certain tl**t t tbe sUverltes will not
have a two-thirds in the Chicago
convention, and therefore they will not be
able to say who the;! nominee for president
shall be, unless then, repeal the two-thirds
rule, which they are,not likely to do. There
is no probability, of course, that a sound
money man will be .nominated, but the sound
money delegates will be in a position to say
that no radical free-silver man like Mr.
Bland shall have jthe, nomination.—Savan
nah News. J ~"
The action of the.:Democratlc state conven
tion in Minnesota was notice to the St. Louis
convention to be honest In its treatment of
the currency question and an admonition to
the Chicago convention that political here
sies will not mislead the sturdy partisans of
the Jeffersonian faith In the great North
west —Kansas City Star.
The Minnesota Democrats evidently under
stand the situation. Sound money will win.
But If its victory brings with it the defeat
of the Democratic party It will be a defeat
Indeed.—lndianapolis News.
The success of the administration Demo
crats in Minnesota is not a surprise, in fact,
it is surprising that they had so small a ma
jority. Minnesota is one -of the states In
which the silver Democrats have no thor
ough organlation. The masses can not cope
with the federal machine. The Minneapolis
and Duluth delegations voted solidly for sil
ver.—Omaha World-Herald (Sll. Dem.)
It is an Inspiring and healthy breeze that
comes to the Eastern Democracy from the
Northwest in the action of the Democratic
convention of Minnesota on the finance ques
tion. There was a square flght in the con
vention, energetically conducted on both
sides, with the result that a resolution for
sound money and against free coinage, ex
cept by international agreement, passed by a
vote of 436 to 323. The resolution is almost
Identical with the declaration of the Con
necticut and Maryland conventions the day
before. The coming Wisconsin convention
will probably do the same, as its Democratic
leaders, men of the .stamp of Senators Vilas
and Mitchell, are eainest and tried advocates
of a sound and honorable financial policy.
This, with Michigan, will give the three great
states of the Northwjest-r-Minnesota, Wiscon
sin and Michigan—to/the sound money cause.
They will have a total, representation of sev
enty in the Chicago convention, and their
solid array for sound money, with the votes
of all the states easj. of the Ohio and north
of the Potomac, may. well give the silverites
reason to pause in .their reckless course.—
Philadelphia Press.-f^ep.).
Tbe unexpected declaration of Minnesota's
Democratic state convention for gold ought
to give the advocates of sound money in the
Democratic party renewed hope of defeating
tbe nomination of a^free silver candidate at
Chicago. TRat thei-a will be a "free silver
majority is undoubted, tJ but as in nominating
candidates the two-thirds rule has prevailed
for years in Democratic, national conventions,
the sound money delegues need only number
one more than one-}bifd -ot tbe total mem
bership to defeat, or at least modify, the ac
tion of the free coinage delegates as far as
the selection of a" tlck-t goes.—Philadelphia
Press (Rep.).
The Minnesota Democratic resolutions are
about the best statement of the sound money
doctrine that has yet been made; They de
clare "unqualifiedly in favor of the present
gold standard of value," and for that prac
tical bimetallism—"the use of both gold and
silver as money"—which exists today only in
gold standard countries. To be more explicit,
the Minnesota Democrats>said: "We are op
posed to a descent to a monometallism of any
kind,..wjd particularly to-* silver monometal
lism, with its depreciated and depreciating
standard.of value*." If either of the national
conventions wants a square, sound money i
planks it wiii find.a»e.To*ly made in Minna- j
sottL-Htm. York Werld (Dem.).
Tbe Wblte Mttal Men Bsek «f
McLean Dictated the Platform
asd the Nominees. •
COLUMBUS, 0., June 24.—The Dem
ocratic convention concluded Its work
tonight after being in session nearly
all day. It was primarily a silver con
vention and secondarily the budding
of a boom for John R. 'McLean for the
presidential nomination at Chicago. Of
the 673 delegates, 542 voted for free sil
ver and 618 for McLean. Three men
were mentioned by the delegates as
Ohio's favorite for the Chicago nomi
nation—McLean, Campbeii and Book
waiter. Bx-Gov. Campbell had been a
favorite until the silver tidal wave
struck the state, but he was consid
ered too conservative on the silver
question. When ex-Gov. Campbell and
his friends arrived here and found the
sentiment drifting for McLean or
Bookwalter, they supported the former,
defeating Bookwalter in a hot flght for
delegate and thus ending the Book
waiter boom for president and leaving
the field, so far as Ohio is concerned,
to McLean with the unit rule annexed.
There were at first two opposing move
ments, one to instruct for Campbell
and the other for Bookwalter. The
McLean men worked hard to prevent
instructions for anyone, and their next
move was to keep their rivals from
being selected as delegates. They had
their way In the preliminary work of
the district and committee meetings
yesterday and today In the convention.
They named all the delegates and state
candidates and dictated the platform.
Tonight the McLean boom for presi
dent Is no longer under cover. It Is
currently reported that Senator Black
burn of Kentucky and others outside
of the state are in the McLean move,'
ment. John R. McLean Is proprietor
of the Cincinnati Enquirer, and has
been advocating free silver for years
In his paper.
L. E. Holden, another of the dele
gates, is proprietor of the Cleveland-
Plain Dealer and the Evening Post at
Cleveland, and has also been an ardent
advocate of free silver.
Gen. E. B. Pinley while in congress
was as ardent a silver man as Gen.
A. J. Warner who presided over the
convention. The champion of free sliver
in the state In recent years has been
Allen Thurman, who kept up a silver
organization in Ohio when that ele
ment was In the minority at Demo
cratic conventions. He is a son of the
late Allen G. Thurman, who ran on the
ticket with President Cleveland in
1888, and was for twelve years sen
ator frqm Ohio. The fathers of Thur
man an&McLean were bitter political
enemlesj .during their lives, and the
sons never got together until the pres
ent silver campaign.
Chilton A. White, who heads the
ticket for secretary of state, served In
congress during Lincoln's administra
tion, and was a close political friend
of C. L. Vallandigham. He has not
participated in politics since the civil
war until recently, when he took ?n
active part in advocating free silver.
The keynote of the convention waa
sliver. On that issue all the nomina
tions were based. Neither the tem
porary or the permanent chairman nor
any others referred to anything else in
j their speeches and the platform covers
only that one Issue.
The state central committee was re
organized with W. W. Durbin, of Ken
ton, as chairman, and John A. Rule,
of Cincinnati, as secretary, both orig
inal, radical free Bllver men.
The ticket nominated Is as follows:
Delegates at Large—John R. McLean, 41
--len W. Thurman, L. E. Holden, E. B. I**l3ley.
Alternates at Largj— Vv\ K. ffessec C. T.
Popple. P. H. Degnon, J. W. Oonwll.
Electors st Largo—T. E. Pj»*ell &nd CH.
Secretary of State—Chilton A. White.
Judge of the Supreme Court—E. T. Blandln.
Dairy and Pood Comlssioacr -Patrick Mc-
Kewon. , _ '
Member Board of Public ftorks- Wi'l'am
The convention was called to order
by Chairman Swolley of the state com
mittee and William A. Taylor was pre
sented as temporary chairman. His
remarks were devoted entirely to the
silver question.
After Col. Taylor had finished. Rue
ben Turney, of Tuscarawas county,
was recognized. He threw the conven
tion Into a turmoil of hisses and
derisive shouts by saying:
"Looking down upon this convention,
is that arch-traitor, that Benedict
Arnold of the Democracy, Grover
He wanted the picture removed. For
some moments, Mr. Turney was hissed
so that he could not proceed, but he
finally moved that A. W. Patrick, who
presented the minority report on
silver last year, and a well known sil
ver advocate of Tuscarawas county, be ;
Invited to .the stage. This caught the ,
silver injep, and the motion was car- j
ried. Jiitjge Patrick made a free coin- i
age speech.
The gold men fought the report on
rules, because it referred all resolu
tions without debate, and claiming
that this rule had been injected after
the committee had agreed upon its re
port The report was adopted after
various amendments and dilatory
measures were defeated.
After the report of the commltte on
permanent organization. Gen. A. J.
Warner was escorted to the chair as
the presiding officer and was received
with an ovation. Gen. Warner was
introduced as an apostle of 16 to 1. He
urged all to sacrifice personal preferen
ces and all other matters for the silver
Issue. The people had made the issue,
and the St. Louis convention had em
phasized it by adopting a single gold
standard. The lines were never so dis
tinctly drawn. There was no longer
any doubt about what would be done
at Chicago on the Issue. He urged all
the advocates of the bimetallic stand
ard of the constitution to unite on one
ticket as well as on one issue. He in- •
slsted that this union of the people, re
gardless of party alliances against the
gold standard money power, was now
the duty of the hour. It would save
the people from becoming a homeless
tenantry, while the rich are becoming
richer by the increasing value of gold.
The values of all that the people pos
sess are decreasing while the values
of foreign money are increasing.
When Gen. Warner concluded. Judge
Patrick led In three* rousing cheers for
the utterafcees of the chairman.
Gen. Warner's speech was interrupt
ed contin&usly by applause especially
in his references to the bankruptcy
and distrjjss of the masses nnd t-> the
heavy trSJrates that were being levied
en them by the money-lenders. His
indictment of the administration tor
issuing bonds to maintain the gold
standard was Intensely severe, and
greeted with tumultuous demonstra
After the report on credentials had
been adopted, without opposition, the
following majority report on resolu
tions was presented:
We, the Democrats of Ohio, In con
vention assembled, hold that the money
question Is the vital and paramount Is
sue now before the people of the coun
try, and that Its early and correct set
tlement is necessary to the revival of
business and the return of prosperity;
Resolved, That we are unalterably
opposed to the single gold standard,
and demand an Immediate return to
the constitutional money of gold and
sliver by the restoration by this gov
ernment, independent of other nations,
of -the unrestricted coinage of both sil
ver and gold into standard money, at
the ratio of 16 to 1, and upon ths terms
of exact equality existing prior to 1873;
such silver coin to be a full legal ten
der, equally with gold coin, for all
debts and dues, public and private.
Resolved, That the delegates at large,
this day chosen by this convention,
and tbe delegates to the national con
vention from the several congressional
districts be, and they are hereby in
structed to use all honorable means to
secure the adoption of the principles
contained In the foregoing resolutions
by the national Democratic convention
to be held at Chicago, July 7. and to
vote only for candidates for president
and vice president who are known to
be in full accord therewith, and to ac
complish these ends, to cast the votes
| from the state of Ohio as a unit as a
majority may determine.
The gold men moved to strike out the
unit rule Instruction, but were voted
down by a viva voce vote amid much
J. C. Patterson, of Dayton, presented
a minority report covering the Monroe i
! doctrine, election of senators by the i
j people, Cuban question, tariff reform,
I personal liberty and all the usuaj dec
j larations of Democratic "conventions,
I Including the re-affirmation of the na-
I tlonal platform of 1892. The Republlc
[an legislature and state administra
tion was strongly denounced. No ref
erence to financial questions were made
and Mr. Patterson said it was left out
In the interest of harmony. The min
ority report was signed by four mem
bers, and the majority report by six
teen members of the committee. The
minority was promptly defeated. An
other motion to strike out the unit
rule resolution was made and enter
tained. It was promptly defeated,
when the gold men demanded a call of
the counties on the adoption of the
majority report, which resulted! Yeas
542; nays, 126.
The convention then proceeded with
nmnjnjktitfns, completed the ticket as
stated and adjourned after a seven
hour session.
Rain Don't Prevent the Marksmen
From Reg-lanlng- Practice.
Special to the Globe.
LAKE CITY, Minn., June 24.—The
militiamen and regulars at Camp Lake
view have already commenced to ex
perience the disagreeableness of the
damp spells. The weather today has
been unfavorable to military routine,
but notwithstanding, a good battalion
drill was held this morning. Col. Shan
drew is well pleased with the showing
made by the regiment. He says this
Is the largest attendance the Third ever
brought to camp. The guard has been
established around camp, except on the
lake shore. The layout of the camp
gives great satisfaction to all. The
regular troops from Fort Snelling are
I on the west side of the tracks and the
bluff, in their old place. Ex-Sergeant-
Major Coxe has been commissioned as
first lieutenant, and attends camp a*
engineer officer this year. Capt. Ernst,
of Company D, St. Paul, has charge of
the reloading of shells. Rifle practice
was commenced at the 200-yard range
this morning, and among the follow
ing some fair scores may be noticed:
(Ten shots each, possible score of fifty.)
Company A—
Private Melby 18
Private Hehn 29
Sergeant Gibson 30
Private Hndson 18
Private Gilkey 29
Company B—
Private Senear 39
Private Bergeron 37
Private Camel 35
Private Strong 42
Private Tedman 35 !
Private Blnghand 42 J
Private P. Brown 37
Private Irnelson 37
Private Stout 41
Private Van Vyke 38
Private Cleatoo 35
Private Pratt 20 I
Private Hunter 33 ;
Private H. Hunter 82 I
Private Brown 38
Private Harrington 46
Company C—
Private Oleson 33
Private Quad 35
Captain Resche 39
Bergeant Koons 85
Private Lemeine 11
Private France 23
Private BnglU 16
Company F—
Sergeant Jemnlson 34 ;
Private Shafer 27
Private Knatson 10 ,
Private Rector 28 j
Private C. Inman 23
Company G—
Lieutenant Watson 22
Sergeant Puniroy 34
Corporal Sickles 30
Private Eastman 35
Company H —
Private H. Rlggins 31
Private Faughman 34
Captain Holmberg 41
Private Wheeler • 3d
Sergeant Pelton 29
Private Weaver 19
Private Kline 24
Regimental Band—
T. Zroienak g
P. Brahy jj°
C. Heinrich 31
C. Rosswainith lo
A ball game this afternoon between
Companies E and F, of the militia, re
sulted In a score of 15 to 5 in favor of
the latter.
A heavy rain this afternoon made it
somewhat disagreeable for militiamen,
who were obliged to seels shelter.under
po ti\"JLS
Regimental parade was held this
evening and transpired in good form
for the first of that particular routine.
Wisconsin anil Minnesota.
Chicago Times-Herald.
Among the states that came grandly to the
front In unwavering support of every issue
involving the maintenance of principle and
honor against politics and evasion, none came
out of the St. Louis convention with greater
laurels than the peerless states of the North
west, Wisconsin and Minnesota.
Although cherishing a loyal regard for
such favorite sons as Senator Davis and ex-
Gov. Hoard, to whose careers their states can
revert with pardonable pride. Wisconsin and
Minnesota were quick to discern the fact that
this is not a "favorite son" year. They saw
that the drift toward McKinley came as a
ground swell from the people, and It Is high
ly creditable to the sagacity of the leaders of
the party in those states that they did
nothing to oppose the popular will, but on
the contrary early declared their allegiance
to the people's choice.
In the SL Louis convention the delegates
from these states not only, stood solidly for
the Ohio protectionist, but stood also for an
honest and fearless expression on the cur
rency question, supported the report of the
committee on credenUala and stood by every
plank In the platform as presented by the
committee on resolutions.
The work of ex-Gov. Merriam, of Minne
sota, and Henry C. Payne, of Wisconsin, who
was not a delegate, in stoutly advocating a
strong and unequivocal gold plank In tbe
memorable conference on Friday, and tho
zealous interest In the same cause manifest
ed by ex-Gov. Hoard. Congressman La Fol
lette and other delegates reflected high credU
upon their states.
Editor George Thompson and Charles A.
Plllsbury. off the MlnnAl&ta di<l
wcrk eoually valuable in heftM*r torrovide
an honorable declaration '■( , nrtt^inlftjL •*■*■"■
which the best friends off labltfia «|lTsO*ia]
prosperity can go before the people.
Tbe part which these two stales played In
the convention of 1896 can he pointed,.to with
honest pride by the people of the Northwest.
Free Coinage Plank Wonld I'nu-iV
t-all* Drive the Leaders Out of
the Party.
Special to the Globe.
WASHINGTON, June 24—"1 have
been unable to get up any enthusiasm
over the ticket," says Colonel William
W. Dudley, of blocks-of-flve fame. "I
know McKinley well, and personally
like him, but I do not regard his nomi
nation as a strong one. On the con
trary, I am apprehensive that the
Democrats may yet put up a conserva
tive man like Jimmy Campbell of Ohio,
on a conservative platform, and beat
our ticket out of sight."
"Do you believe that a free coinage
plank in the Democratic platform
would prove to be popular?"
"On the contrary I believe that It
would prove to be unpopular. The free
silver coinage craze has been systemat-,.
I lcally manufactured^ If, Is not spor.
--| taneous ; We. have "been having hard
I times, and the people are crying for
'a change:' although they do not re
alize just what is meant by the words.
The free silver managers have adroitly
handled the existing conditions and
fostered the cry for 'a change,* and
thousands of honest fellows all over
our prairies are calling for free silver
coinage today, because that Is the
thing which they believe will give them
prosperity through the indefinite Idea
of 'a change.' Of course you and I
know that It is all nonsense; and I
! believe that before the campaign is
; over the people will understand it, too."
"How can yoii make them under
stand it?"
"Oh, well, with our modern facilities
of communication, it Is impossible to
fool the people and keep them fooled.
There will be speeches in every county,
and on every quarter section. The big
dailies will disseminate information,
and the weeklies all over the country
will be full of facts."
"How about Teller's candidacy for
the Democratic nomination?"
"Teller Is not a candidate. He Is a
sincere mar. and an honorable man.
He believes that free silver coinage
Is the only cure for the ills we have.
But he is a Republican, and will al
ways be a Republican. There is no
likelihood that the Democrats Will
nominate him. It would be Incongru
ous. Besides, if the Democratic party
should be temporarily committed to
free silver by the action of the Chicago
convention, the genuine leaders of
that party would be obliged to repudi
ate the heresy. No, not necessarily by
a bolt; but by other methods.
"Do you expect McKinley to be
"The only proper answer for a Re
publican to make on that question is
in the affirmative. Nevertheless, there
are a good many things to be consid
ered during the campaign, and we will
have to do considerable work to win."
There is no better politician in the
country than Colonel Dudley. He
served his party well, and received
from Harrison nothing but contumely
for his services. Hlb views are sought
by political leaders, and they are al
ways valuable.
; Rumor of Hl* Appointment Was Not
Special to the Globe.
Washington, D. C, June 21. -The appoint
ment of P. H. Kelly as postmaster at St. Pail
has not been made. The rumor that the
president had issued the commission la
groundless. Since Doran's visit to Washing
ton in Kelly's interest there have been nu
merous protests filed against Kelly's prefer
ment, but they have all been plgocholed.
Senator Davis has signified his willingness to
assent to Kelly's appointment and this is the
strongest evidence of the liklihood of Kelly's
appointment. Without the consent, of the
senator residing in St. Paul no post
master could be confirmed by the sen
ate; this Is a precedent positive President
Cleveland tried in vain to force the conftrm
atlon of a postmaster at Sioux Falls who
was obnoxious to Senator Pettlgrew. He
could not antagonize Davis who is a much
Btronger man. Senator Davis says that
Kelly is a reputable citizen and business man
of St. Paul, and he offers no objection to his
appointment It is probable that Kelly's
commission will issue soon after- the return
of the president frum his brief vacation.
Knights Templar in Annual t'oo
elave Elect Officers.
The Clyde cleared yesterday with a raft of
logs for the Standard Lumber company, Du
buque, and ihe Musser cleared with a raft
for the Empire Lumber company. Winona.
Warden YVolfer said yesterday that night
work had begun in the prison binder twine
factory, with a crew of about fifty-flve ciU
zens. He expects that each day' 3 output will
exceed 25,000 pounds.
Sheriff Smith has not yet been advised of
the time set for the preliminary examination
of George Kelly and Arthur Johnson, the
two desperadoes, but they will probably be
taken to Wyoming very soon.
Republican primaries for the election of
delegates to the county convention will be
held tomorrow evening and indications are
that the contests will be hard fought lr. every
precinct in the county.
The anual conclave of the Knights Templar
of this state was held In Masonic hall here
yesterday, and more than 100 Sir Knights
from all parts of the state were present. Th»
session began at 10 o'clock In the forenoon
and most of the day was spent in transacting
business matters. The following officers were
chosen: Right eminent grand commander,
John 11. Randall, Minneapolis: deputy grand
commander, Benjamin F. Farmer, Spring Val
ley; grand generalissimo. B. H. MUhain, St.
Paul; grand captain general. J. C. Munroe,
St. Cloud; grand prelate, George H. Davis,
Mankato; grand senior warden, W. E. Rich
ardson. Duluth; grand Junior warden, Thom
as E. Mercer. Minneapolis: grand treasurer,
John O. McFarlane, Minneapolis; grand re
corder, Thomas Montgomery, St. Paul; grand
standard bearer. T. H. Wanvn, Stillwater;
grand sword bearer, J. W. Chamberlain. St.
Paul: grand warden, K. M. Crane, Albert Lea;
The conclave closed with a banquet and dance
last evening.
Scarles & Gall have brought an action In
the district court against J. C. O'Gorman ftnd
wife and R. M. Coles, A. T. Jenks and D. M.
Sabin to recover $2,108.60. with Interest ffom
April 23. 1893. They ask for a lfeu on a Judg
ment in favor of O'Gorman against Sabln,
and that a receiver be appointed, with au
thority tc enforce its coilecUou.
PHILADELPHIA. Pa.. June 24--The trial
of James B. Gentry for the murder of Mar
garet Winifred Dry*dale. known on the stage
as "Madge Yorke," on Feb. 17, 1885. was con
tinued today. Charles "W. Brooke, of New
York, who successfully defended Mrs. Flem
ing, appeared as senior counsel for Geutry.
Ex-Magistrate Mllllgan identified the state
ment mado by Gentry while the latter was in
the German hospital, and after an objection
by Mr. Brooke, which was overruled by the
court, tbe statement was admitted In ovl
dence. In the statement Gentry admits* th«
killing, but tells of his terrible mental con
dition for several days previous to the shoot
ing, other witnesses testified to minor d»

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