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VOL. XIX.— NO. 204.
Weather for Today—
Fair and Cooler.
Bryan Leading at St. Louis.
A Queer Tbree-Sided Fight.
Marion Butler to Preside,
ftliddle-of -the Road Men Quarrel.
' Board of Public Works Abolished.
Open Meeting of G. A. R. Committees.
A Sound-Money Club Formed. .
The News of Minneapolis.
Nine Lives Lost in Kentucky.
Governor Reviews First Regiment.
Mankato Man's Strange Antics.
Excellent Shooting by Riflemen.
Gold Men Are to Meet.
Madigan Disbarred at Last. -
Tea Trade Demoralization.
St. Paul Defeats Indianapolis.
Minneapolis Beats Columbus.
Results of Other Contests.
Allin to Win in North Dakota,
Less Rust in W _eat.
Bar Silver 68 7-Bc.
Cnsh Wheat in Chicago 55 3-4 c.
Stocks Close Irregularly.
Globe's Popular Wants.
How to Handle Army Worms.
How to Teach the Indians.
llus. Ball— Aurora Park, 3.30.
NEW YORK, Arrived: Messalla, Mar
seilles; Clreassia, Glasgow. Sailed: Georglc,
Liverpool; Traave, Bremen via Southamp
MOVlLLE— Arrived: Ethiopia, New York
for Glasgow.
QUEENBTOWN— Arrived: Teutonic, New
SOUTHAMPTON— Arrived: Havel, New
The steadiest butter in the market
is the goat.
A fellow named Gunn is at the head
l | , the Idaho delegation to St. Louis.
He's kicking.
Jamison is finally on trial. It is
hoped President Kruger does not ex
pect his conviction.
Those who have learned to ride a
"bucking" mule have no trouble to
learn to ride a bicycle.
The cordiality of the hatred of the
Southern Populists for the Democrats
ls one of the most conspicuous things
at St. Louis.
The Minneapolis Journal is unduly
severe. It speaks of the base ball
team of that town as "Wilmot's Som
Honors are easy in the Sixth dis
trict. Judge Morris and Congress
man Towne have each intimated that
the other is a fool.
If the shouters of the campaign only
had the power to pump up their lungs
when they get sore and tired as the
bicyclist does his tire!
A Wisconsin man has gone to St.
Louis with a vote for Debs. The "cu
cumber" statesman ought to have this
vote engrossed and framed.
■ m .
A Milwaukee parson filed eighty-nine
marriage certificates in one day. He
has broken all records at tying nuptial
knots, and is still a young man.
The grass is beginning to sprout
again in McKinley's yard at Canton.
The major is holding receptions on
Mark Hanna's lawn at Cleveland.
Vice-Presidential Candidate Hobart
is related to a man in Minneapolis,
but it isn't plain how this Is going to
help him to get the vote of the elec
tors of Minnesota.
J. H. Tolfree, private secretary of
Mr. Cleveland when he was mayor of
Buffalo, has committed suicide in Cali
fornia. There was no politics In the
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Charley Towne has lifted a load from
the shoulders of the nation again. He
announces from a stump in St. Louis
that he ls not a candidate for presi
The mayor of St. Louis could not be
censured if he ordered "Cyclone" Davis
out of town. That municipality has
had cyclones enough to last it a cen
The Populists held a convention In
Kentucky. And the next day It rained
so hard that it washed away bridges
and other property to the value of a
million dollars.
There ls a great war on in China
town, 'Frisco, between the Sam Yups
and the See Yups. The militia may be
called out. but is not expected to inter
fere until the carnage reaches large
Mr. Cleveland will make no public
announcement of his position in this
campaign. He doesn't have to. His
Fourth of July letter to Tammany and
his official record make it plain where
the president stands.
The Minneapolis Tribune's picture of
Emma F. Bates, state superintendent
of public schools, makes her look as if
she had made an unsuccessful attempt
to ride a bicycle and bored a hole in
the road with her bangs.
Hermans appears to be a bigger
scoundrel than Holmes ever dreamed
of being. The former poisoned a
whole congregation in Sweden and.
after murdering numerous persons in
the old world and new, went to Utah to
preach to the Mormons.
No Matter What tbe Convention May
Do All the Factions Cannot be
ST. LOUIS, Mo., July 21.— The Pop
ulist and silver conventions convene
tomorrow, the former in the hall in
which the Republican national con
vention was held five weeks ago, and
the latter in music hall, where Grover
Cleveland was nominated in 1888. In
terest in the silver convention has
been completely eclipsed by the bitter
struggle among the Populists over the
question of nominating or indorsing
Bryan. The programme of the silver
convention is cut and dried. There is
no division of sentiment. Congress
man Francis Newlands, of Nevada,
will be temporary chairman, and Wil
liam P. St. John, the New York bank
er, permanent chairman. They will
deliver their speeches, a platfrom of
a single plank in favor of the free
coinage of silver at 16 to 1 will be
adopted, Bryan and Sewall will be in
dorsed an the convention will adjourn.
The Populists, on the other band, are
rent and torn by internal dlssentions
and the contending factions will plunge
immediately into a fierce and deter
mined fight which may be prolonged
four or five days and which from pres
ent indications, will probably result in
a bolt, no matter which faction pre
vails. The heterogenous composition
of the convention, comprising as it
does many whose opinions on all ques
tions seem to be diametrically opposed
and who hold and advocate those
opinions with a bull-dog tenacity that
neither argument nor suasion seems
able to shake, the conflicting interests
and the conditions that hedge the sit
uation about, would stagger the old
est political prophet were he to at
tempt to forecast the result with any
thing like detail.
The Bryan men still appear to be
In control and the leaders are very
confident that they are in the majority.
Practically all the trained and ex
perienced generals are aligned with
them. They have the advice and
counsel of Senator Jones and the
shrewd Democratic managers, who
are vigilantly watching every point
in the battle, and able allies among the
Republican silver bolters and the del
egates to the silver convention. They
have a very thorough organization for
systematic and effective work. To
day they were reinforced by the ar
rival of 500 Bryan Populist shouters
from Nebraske headed by Gov. Hol
comb. 150 energetic Populist workers
from Kansas and many from other
parts of the West. They are passing
upon the middle -of the road delegates
the view that the situation presents
the single Issue, McKinley or Bryan;
that the Western Populists insist upon
grasping the opportunity to vote on
the silver issue where their votes will
count and that failure to nominate
wide open and cause dissensions that
will never heal.
They confront the Southern delegates
and scattering squads from other sec
tions who want to keep in the middle
of the road and have "no truck," as
some of them express It, with either
of the old parties, especially the Demo
cratic party, with which they have
been at war. While strong of convic
tion and vociferous in their declara
tions that they will never surrender,
the middle of the road delegates are
practically a disorganized crowd. They
keep up a great deal of enthusiasm at
their meetings, and loudly claim as
high as 400 majority in the convention.
The hotel corridors ring with their ora
tory and the applause of their follow
ers, but their claims of victory cannot
be figured out on paper unless in the
final' contest those who insist upon
compromise should side with them.
In certain quarters, however, they
appear to have unquestionably gained
strength. In Washington state for in
stance, out of 17 Bryan men who came
in the delegation, they claim to have
captureh all but 2. They argue that
they have disrupted both the old
political parties and with four
more years of old party rule,
they will be able to sweep the
country. Their meetings are the fea
ture of the convention thus far. At
the meeting today some one raised the
cry that a man named Silas Ross, of
Buffalo, was here in the Interest of
the Republican managers to prevent
the Indorsement of Bryan, and a fight
was only averted by the discovery
that the man at whom the assault was
levelled was some one else.
The National Reform Press associa
tion is backing the middle of the road
delegates with all the power It pos
sesses. Altogether they are making a
deafening noise which, as Senator Al
len said, creates an impression of num
bers and strength.
Despite the wild claims of the shout
ers, it was aparent today that some of
their leaders were weakening. They
were talking in a more temperate
strain and were suggesting '■ compro
mises as the best road out of the tan
gle. "Cyclone" Davis, for instance,
prepared a resolution which he said
he would offer, declaring that in order
to defeat MeKinley and the gold stand
ard, the Populists should agree upon
common electors. Rifts in the lutes of
several of the Southern middle-of-the
road delegates were also discovered,
notably in Texas. The out-and-outers,
if they should control, are all at sea
as to a candidate. Paul V andervoort,
of Nebraska, and Eugene V. Debs are
about the only names canvassed since
Congressman Towne, of Minnesota,
arrived today and announced himself
for Bryan. Although the Bryan man
agers seem coniidant of success, they
are by no means out of the woods. The
compromise propositions pressed upon
them are the principal source of their
Senator Butler, of North Carolina, is
essaying the roll of peacemaker. Al!
his energies are bent in that direction.
He believs that both
and the intergrlty of the Populistlc
organization preserved by the adoption
, of a Populist platform, a division of
electors in certain states and the nom
ination of Bryan for president and a
southern Populist for vice president
He claims that at a meeting of repre
sentatives of all the Southern states
today there was unanimous agreement
upon this compromise and that it will
have behind it 488 votes from the South.
Senator Butler argued that this was
the only way of uniting the silver
forces, so far as the South was con
cerned, because it was the only way
of maintaining the autenomy of the
Populist party In that section.
The Bryan men assert that this Is
utterly Impracticable and the Demo
cratic managers refuse to listen to any
proposition involving the withdrawal
of Sewall. The latter say they are
firmly convinced that three-quarters of
the Populists of the North and West,
and many in the South, will vote the
Chicago ticket on the issue presented,
no matter what this convention does.
Chairman Jones is using all his ener
gies to secure the nomination or in
dorsement of the Democratic ticket. He
says to all who approach him that the
silver forces should get together on the
Issue and let bygones be bygones. They
should, he urges, fraternize on the
same cause. He refuses to make
pledges in Bryan's name, and Gov. Hol
combe, who came direct from a visit
to Lincoln, said that the Democratic
candidate declined to enter Into any
compacts, but that the Populists as
well as others must rely upon him for
fair treatment.
Altogether, sizing the situation up
tonight, It seems reasonably certain
that Bryan will be indorsed. Beyond
that, nothing can be safely predicted.
A resolution will be Introduced in the
convention to make the field daisy the
emblem of the Populist party. As con
ventionalized for use as an emblem, it
would have 16 sliver petals with a gold
center, indicating the slogan of the
campaign, 16 of silver to 1 of gold.
"Buffalo" Jones, of Oklahoma, has
submitted a novel proposition to the
campaign managers. He wants to
yoke up a couple of buffaloes and fol
low Bryan about the country and head
all the big processions. He says Jerry
Simpson, of Kansas, has agreed to
drive the team.
The national committee today select
ed Senator Butler, of North Carolina,
for temporary chairman. He was put
forward as a compromise and will be
accepted by the Bryan people, but
there is talk that he will be opposed
by the middle of the road lelegates.
The Bryan managers repudiated Gen.
Field, of "Virginia, and withdrew his
name. The middle of the road men
did not name a candidate. They de
sire the selection of Jerome Kirby, of
Texas. Tonight they demanded a state
ment from Butler and when he an
nounced himself for Bryan they de
cided to fight his selection in the con
vention tomorrow.
Will be Allowed to Help Run tbe
Canipii ijiii.
ST. LOUIS, July 21.— 1t is generally
accepted as a fact among the Populist
delegates today, that if Bryan and Se
wall are indorsed by the Populist con
vention, that the Populist party would
be accorded a liberal representation
upon the Democratic executive com
mittee. They believe they will at least
have two or three members of the com
mittee. The understanding also is that
the silver Republicans who are for
Bryan will also be given representation
in the management of the campaign.
Chairman Jones, of the Democratic
committee would neither confirm nor
deny this report in so many words, ex
cept to say that no definite arrange
ment had been made.
He "Will Work for Bryan and S.-~
MILWAUKEE, Wis., July 21.—Sec
retary Noel, of the Democratic sate
central committee, today announced
that Chairman George W. Peck, who is
now absent to Lake Minnetonka, had
authorized him to say that he (Peck)
will support and work for the nominees
of the Chicago convention. In connec
tion with the stand taken by National
Committeeman E. C. Wall, this makes
two notable desertions from the Demo
cratic gold party.
They Arrive on a Speelal Train of
Ten Cars.
Special to the Globe.
ST. LOUIS, Mo., July 21.— A special train
of ten cars rolled In this afternoon with the
Populist and sliver delegates from Minne
sota, the Dakotas and the Northwest gen
erally. A poll of he train showed ninety
five votes, of which eighty-five were for
Bryan, five for Donnelly and the rest scat
tering. The Minnesota delegation was unani
mous for Bryan, with Donnelly and Ames
absent. Among those who came were W. W.
Erwin and J. M. Hawthorn, of St. Paul; ex-
Congressman Bo_n, of Fergus Falls; P. G.
Day. Albert Lea Standard; Bert Day, Hutch
inson Leader; S. M. Menard, H. I. Chafee,
I of Minneapolis; Wilson, Shakopee; R. J.
Hall and W. 3. Griffin, president of the state
I silver league. The Populist delegates from
1 Minnesota will meet in the morning to select
I their officers of the national convention and
! members of the committees. Owen is to sec
; ond Bryan's nomination for Minnesota, and
the present plan is to put Erwin on the plat
: form committee and get a speech from him
j on that. Dr. Ames, of Minneapolis, is here,
I and he and Donnelly oppose the nomination
i of Bryan and Sewall. I asked Donnelly to
| night about the reported combination be-
I tween him and Ames to get the presidential
i nomination for Donnelly and the gubernator-
I ial for Ames. Donnelly said he had met
Ames, but no word was said on the sub
ject, and there was no truth in the report.
Announcement Made of a N timber of
CLEVELAND, 0., July 21.— Chairman
Hanna, of the Republican national executive
committee, returned today from Chicago,
and soon after his arrival at his office sev
eral appointments were announced. Maj.
Charles W. F. Dick, who has been one of
Mr. Hannas most active aids, is to be tha
secretary of the Chicago end of the executive
committee, while William M. Osborne, of
Boston, is to be the secretary In New York.
William M. Hahn, of Mansfield, ex-secretary
of the national executive committee and ex-
Ohio member of the national committee, is
to have charge of the speakers' bureau at
Chicago, while Gen. Powell Clayton, of Ar
kansas, will be in charge of the same branch
of the work in New York. These appoint
ments complete the organization of the big
committee, but there are still man;- minor
appointments to be made to the corps of
literary workers. Mr. Hanna sail today that
he proposed to divide his time between New
York and Chicago, going wherever his pres
ence was required in the personal supervis
ion of the work of the campaign.
Wonld Accept a Nomination Forced
Vpon Him.
ST. LOUIS, Mo.. July 21.— Ignatius Don
nelly was asked today if he was a candidate
for the presidency. He replied that he was
not. but that he would accept if the nomina
tion should be tendered, with the hope of
promoting the Interests of his party. Mr.
Donnelly holds that the party should be
maintained Intact, and that this cannot be
done by the Indorsement of Bryan and Sew
all. He said that his name had been sug
gested by five out of the seven congressional
districts of his state, but he had considered
the movement in the nature of a personal
"ompliment, growing out of local pride, until
he present time. He thinks that a fusion
_ electors ls possible, and accepts "Cyclone"
Davis' plan with favor.
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Session of National Committee. While
Illinois Contest Wn* On, Wa*
a Lively Affair.
ST. LOUIS, Mo., July 21.— The Pop
ulist national committee this afternoon
decided upon Senator Marion Butler,
of North Carolina, for temporary
chairman. The selection was effected
without much apparent opposition, but
there was an adverse element present
which would have manifested itself,
if the committee had not been so evi
dently favorable to Butler. His selec
tion is accepted as a victory, in the
committee at least, for those who are
opposed to the nomination of both
Bryan and Sewall. It was at first the
plan of the Bryan and Sewall advo
cates to put up Gen. Weaver for the
position, but they changed, at the last
moment, to Gen. Fields, of Virginia,
who was on the presidential ticket
with Gen. Weaver four years ago.
They believed that the opposing fac
tion would be divided between Butler
and Mr. Hines, of Georgia. Mr. Hines
was, however, not placed in nomina
tion, leaving the straights united upon
Senator Butler. Gen. Fields was
placed in nomination, but when it be
came apparent that Hines was out of
the race and when the committeemen
from one state after another rose to
second the Butler nomination, Hines'
friends withdrew his name and al
lowed Butler to be nominated by ac
Senator Butler was placed in nomi
nation by W. A. Guthrie, of North
Carolina, who eulogized him as the
son of a North Carolina farmer and
spoke of him as a patriot and philan
thropist. He said that Senator Butler
was the youngest man who had occu
pied a seat in the senate since the days
of Clay, and that he. had won and
worn his laurels there most worthily.
Numerous seconding speeches were
made and the nomination was made by
acclamation amid a volley of applause.
J. W. Hayes, of the Knights of Labor,
and W. D. Vincent were chosen tem
porary secretaries.
The Colorado contest, involving the
seats of the 45 delegates from that
state, was the last on the list. It was
decided wihout discussion In favor of
the regular delegation headed by the
Hon. Thomas M. Patterson; The com
mittee then adjourned.
Middle Road Men Will Have Their
Own Candidate.
ST. LOUIS, Mo., July .21-TheJmld
ale of the road men w«ere in session
caucusing „u,pon the subject of tem
porary organization, when they re
ceived the news that the national com
mittee, by an almost unanimous vote
had selected Senator Butler for tem
porary chairman. The moment this an
nouncement was made "Cyclone"
Davis, of Texas, walked through the
conference from one door to the other
and it was during his pilgrimage, that
in speaking of a man for temporary
chairman, a delegate announced that
"Cyclone" Davis was the man for the
middle of the road men to select
"I am very sorry to announce," said
cne delegate, "that our national com
mittee has just selected Senator Butler
for temporary chairman, and in that
meeting "Cyclone" Davis laid all the
laurels of Texas and her delegation at
Butler's feet." That ended "Cyclone"
Davis' chances.
After several speeches had been
made, Jerome Kirby, Populist nominee
for governor of Texas, who was pre
siding at. the meeting, was most favor
ably mentioned for temporary chair
man and the declaration made that
he would be satisfactory to the middle
of the road Populists. The announce
ment was received with cheers.
The middle of the romd men con
tinued making speeches until late. They
had about determined to make Jerome
Kirby, of Texas, their candidate for
temporary chairman, when some of
them thought it would be a good thing
to have Mr. Butler declare himself. Ac
cordingly, a committee was appointed
to wait on and invite him to come be
fore the middle of the road men, or, if
he could not come, to announce his
The committee decided not to invite
Senator Butler to appear before the
conference, but to. ask him to state his
position. That position, according to
the committee, was thai Senator Butler
said the Populists most adopt a plat
form and tender the nomination to
Bryan, and nominate a candidate for
vice president. The report was re
ceived with jeers.
"We don't want him," cried one. "He
has turned his coat already," said an
other. A member of the committee
said there was nothini? more for the
middle of the road Populi._s to do ex
cept to stand by Kirby.
An attempt was made to nominate
Kirby who was still presiding over the
meeting, but as several delegates want
ed an opportunity to be heard, he re
cognized everybody. A Texas delegate
suggested that the tem.x>__ry chairman
Bhould come from some o«_er state than
Texas, but there were still loud calls
for Kirby. Some TexAa man nominated
Judge Frank Bergge*i, of Louisiana,
for temporary chairman, but the
Louisiana man said they expected a
place for him on the national ticket
and did not want to embarrass him by
having him made temporar** chairman.
Texas delegates said the nou-inatlon of
Judge Kirby for temporary chairman,
in view of the fact that th« member
of the national committee frcan Texas
had supported Butler, would JJse Kirby
thousands of votes in Texas i< his cam
paign for governor. A Missouri man
remarked that he could relieve the
Texas people of their "difficulty and an
nounced that 0. D. Jonea, of Missouri,
would make an adn-JraMe chairman.
A Texas man immediately endorsed the
candidacy ol| Jones. The conference
seemed about to accept him, when
several delegates demand _d,i*_hat Jones
make his appearance 1 , _ ley wanted a
sight of him before they accepted him.
The 'committee this afternoon took
up the various contests for seats, the
Illinois contest bei__gv*he first in order.
This contest involve* the seats of the
22 delegates from the congressional
districts comprised _f the city of Chi
cago. It was charge*!, that the conven
tions were irresruW and each side
Con tinned on Third Page.
Miss Lillie Pierce, who will read the Dec
laration of Independence at the opening of
the national silver convention, is one of the
ablest and most charming of the young wom
en of St. Louis who have devoted themselves
to elocution. St. Louis prides itself upon
the number and the quality of its female
professors of elocution, and Miss Pierce oc
cupies a place in the forefront of that pro
fession. Her great power of declamation be
gan to show itself when she was a mere tot.
At the tender age of six she electrified her
teacher by declaiming, with marvelous force
and expression, Mr. Eddy's great oration
on the decline and fall of the North American
Southern Men United for an Effort
to Drop Ss .vsill's Name From
the Ticket.
ST. LOUIS, Mo., July 21.— 1t is ap
parent on the eve of the convening of
the national Populist convention that
there will be three factions in the con
vention — the middle-of-the-road ele
ment, headed by "Cyclone" Davis, of
Texas, which will stand out against
all compromises; the faction favorable
to the Indorsement or nomination of
Bryan and Sewall, and the compromise
men, headed by Senator Butler, of
North Carolina, who favor the indorse
ment of Bryan, but who contend for
the right to name a Southern Populist
in place of Mr. Sewall for the position
of vice president.
The Bryan people are stil holding out
very stiffly against any and all com
promises, and some of them go so far
as to say that If they are not success
ful in their contention, they will leave
the convention. Senator Butler ls
strong in the position that Mr. Bryan
should be indorsed upon a Populist
platform, but says the Southern peo
ple would never accept Mr. Sewall, not
only because his affiliations are not
with them, but because above all, If
they surrender both offices, it would
mean the destruction of the People's
party. lie claims to have almost the
solid South behind him and a strong
following in the Northern states.
Mr. Davis combats this position,
claiming a majority in the convention
of over 300 In favor of traveling in the
middle of the road, by which he means
that no compromise is possible in the
Mr. Davis contends that, In taking
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Chairman of the Silver Convention.
this position, he is not only conserving
the interests of his party, but that he
is pointing to the sure road for the
success of the free coinage of silver
and for other Populist reforms. He
would have Populist candidates for
president and vice president named by
the convention on a Populist platform,
coupled with a resolution binding the
Populists to fusion of electors. In ad
vocating this plan, he says, there
Indian. When she had reached the gram
mar grade her recitation of Rienzl's address
to the Romans and of Marco Bozzaris' death,
were famed throughout the city. As she
grew older Miss Pierce set her wing to
higher flights and heavier performances, and
successfully coped with Spartacus' outburst
concerning his intention of making Rome
howl and other gems of tragic import. It
is said that her reading of the Declaration of
Independence is a stirring effort. Her voice
is remarkable for Its volume, and her atti
tudes are said to be art itself. Miss Pierce
is pretty, cultured, and might have made a
success upon the stage had her ambition led
her that way. • -
would be no conflict in the Northwest,
but admits that there would be In the
South. He asserts, however, that in
all sections the Democrats would poll
their full strength, and that even In
the South the defections to the Pop
ulist ticket would come entirely from
the Republican party.
His plan is to divide the electors In
the various states according to the ra
tio of the Democratic and Populist
vot_. "In our state, for instance," he
says, "the Populists would have six
members of the electoral college, and
the Democrats nine." This, he says,
would give Bryan the electoral vote of
that* state, and if it should become ap
parent that he had a majority of the
college, he would receive It.
as well as those of the Democratic
electors. He thinks, however, that in
v x^nu^-J^ 1
Of the Populist Convention.
that case, and In return, the Demo
crats should concede the Populists the
"But," suggested some one In the
crowd, when the Texas leader was
exploiting this plan, "do we want the
"For God Almighty's sake," replied
Mr. Davis, "do we want to let any
thing go by default? If the Democrats
would not accept this proposition, they
would be responsible for McKinley's
election. Do they expect us to He
down and give them everything and re
ceive nothing In return? They are
asking us to give up all; it is only rea
sonable that we should demand some
of the loaves and fishes."
The more conservative of the mem
bers of the two extreme factions are
beginning to regard the situation as
a grave one, and there h_ve been many
informal conferences during the day,
looking towards getting together on
some plan like that suggested by Sen
ator Butler. They fear that if this
cannot be done, a bolt Is inevitable,
whatever the action of the convention,
and this they are exceedingly anxious
to avert. They express confidence to
night that they will be able to reach***
this result. The two extreme factions
each assert, however, that they will
never yield and the situation is ad
mittedly critical.
The friends of Mr. Bryan assert that
he would never accept a nomination
by the Populist convention which did
not carry with It, a like nomination
for Mr. Sewall, and they quote Mr.
Bryan as having taken this position
in discoursing upon the matter with
delegates who have been to visit him.
He is represented as considering it
dishonorable and Impolitic to have
himself named without a like honor
being conferred upon his Democratic
running mate. It is also stated, as
coming from Mr. Bryan, that he is
opposed to all propositions of fusion,
as tending to the weakening of his
campaign and the confusion of the
voters. The stauncher of his followers
declare they will not depart from this
position, whatever the result. They
declare they would prefer to bolt.
Btr>-_ Men Only Allowed to Re .
main on the Promise to Keep
Special to the Globe.
ST. LOUIS, Mo., July 21.— You have
all heard the refreshment vender irt^
large cities with his midnight song,
"red hots," but if you want to see a
genuine "red hot," you should have at*
tended the "middle-of-the-road" meet
ing today at the headquarters at La
clede hotel. "Middle-of-the-road" Pop
ulists are those who make it a cardinal
principle to steer between the old par
ties, indorsing neither. They wear
white badges, with the words "middle
of the road," printed lengthwise down
the center. Their fight here is to pre
vent the indorsement or nomination of
Bryan, and to secure the selection of a
separate ticket. There were from
75 to 100 in their hot and stuffy quar
ters when I managed to escape the
vigilance of the doorkeeper and broke
In. The object of the meeting was to
have a roll call of states and reports
showing how each stood on Bryan,
Every anti-Bryan sentiment was re
ceived with yells of delight, and the
man who spoke for Bryan was lucky
if he escaped being thrown Into the
street with a broken head. An Idaho
delegate reported that his state would
bolt the convention if Bryan was not
nominated. There were yells of "put
him out," but he stood his ground, or
chair, and explained that he was a
Populist editor, who had been despised
and persecuted, and Idaho would give
twenty-four of her twenty-eight thou
sand votes to Bryan, no matter what
the convention did. He was crow*ded
with questions as what he would do it'
the convention nominated a third man,
but saved being ejected by dodging
and answering that he would stay
with his people. A little before this
had made a disturbance by declaring
himself and stating that a man was
going aroud representing himself as
from different states, and claiming
that the sentiment was against Bryan.
There was no one to respond when
Colorado was called, and, after Idaho
had exploited, Colorado was called
again, and a man responded, saying it
was solid against Bryan. As he said
this, the Oklahoma man came forward
and exclaimed: "That's the man I
meant In my remarks!" Colorado was
not abashed, but mounted a- chair and
delivered a violent speech against
"stinking Democrats." When he con
cluded some one called on Oklahoma
to explain. Oklahoma renewed his
statement, and, looking Colorado
squarely in the eye, said: "Didn't
you tell' me at the Lindell hotel last
night that you were a delegate from
New York?" Colorado returned the
gaze with the remark, "I never saw
you before in my life." Perspiration
was standing In great drops on Okla
homa's forehead, for it was hot as —
well, never mmd — in that room, but
this reply so stunned him that the
water ran back into the pores. It
looked like a fight for a moment, but
a vent was found in the great con
fusion and cheers for Colorado, amid
which someone moved that any Bryan
man who would not behave himself be
ejected. The chair, who was more en
thusiastic than warranted, stated the
question to be to eject all Bryan men
and was about to put it that way,
when a little, gray, sawed-off Bryan
fellow shook his fist under the chair
man's nose and asked If this was a
Republican meeting. Everyone was on
his feet, and amid shouts of "put him
out," half a dozen men seized the
sawed-off Bryan man, while the crowd
pushed them all towards the door. The
Bryan man fought and yelled lustily,
and finally they stood him up near the
door with a guard about him.
and allow him to remain. Then the
chair put the motion to expell all Bry
an men and it carried unanimously,
after which , the mover explained that
the motion was only to exclude Bryan
men who would not keep still. The
chair ruled that that was substantially
the same thing. Then Oklahoma came
to the front announcing that he was
going, though he did not thirik the mo
tion excluded him. "What makes you
leave then?" shouted some one. "I've
been called a liar, and I won't stay,"
he screamed as he passed out. Next
move was the ordering of every one to •,
leave who did not wear the "middle of;
the* road" delegate badges. I took
short breaths and concentrated myself
into as small a space as possible, hold
ing my hat In front of where the badge
ought to be, and succeeding in remain- :
ing until the conclusion, having sup
pressed every one not in harmony with
them. I give this scene as indicative
of the feeling between the Bryan andi
anti-Bryan forces. The "middle of the ;
road" men denounce the Lindell hotel '
crowd, which ls for Bryan, and warned I
their men to keep away. The roll call !
developed that the opposition to Bryan I
is in a hopeless minority. Out of over •
thirteen hundred delegates, less than '
one hundred were present, and of those!
• present they could only vouch for them-j
selves as individuals. Texas was the.
only state vouched for as entirely I
against Bryan. North Carolina with 95 !
delegates only had two there, and they •
admitted that the 93 were against them.
There was only one man from Illinois j
and he could speak for but three others. .
But two were present from Ohio, only,
one from Missouri, and so on. They I
can bolt and put up another ticket, and !
will have to do this or jump down their j
own throats. I consider the anti-Bryan
Cfowd already whipped, and they must'
swallow or bolt. After the position s
they have taken, if there is any man
hood about them It will be a bolt. As
a matter of fact some of Bryan's clos
est friends want them to bolt in order
to relieve him from an element which,
will cost him many votes If they are
for him. It's a great mixture.
H. P. Hall.
Store Burgled.
Special lo the Globe. ■
ABERDEEN, S. D., July 21.— The general
merchandise store of A. G. Ramharter, at
Columbia, was entered last night by burglars,
who carried away $100 worth of s__ is.

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