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all might agree that when that is brought
about, as it will be. it the United States
conducts itself with judgment upon this ques
tion. The Republican party has pledged itself
in successive platforms to labor to bring
about that international agreement. Ad
vanced thinkers in both hemispheres are
advocating the resumption of silver coinage
by the nations of the world, but none of
them has ventured to undertake the task
The question is, shall the United States,
alone, undertake the free and unlimited
coinage of silver at a ratio of 16 to 1.
(Cries of yes and repeated cries of no.) The
issue is whether the United States shall at
tempt to do that thing alone, in the face of
the fact that every civilized commercial na
tion upon the face of the earth, except the
Central American and South American states,
years ago and before we did, abandoned it
Shall we, for our own interests, stand along
wiih those nations with which we have
classed < >ur.elves and who are leading the
march of humanity, or shall we go with
Mexico, South America, China and Japan—
the rearward half of the great army of human
progress, and join those imperfect and rudi
mentary ci\ilizations, which are an ocular
demons trillion that no nation ever undertook
alone ihe free coinage of silver, that did not
deprive itself of gold entirely.
You know that every one of those nations
stands upon a lower scale of progress than
the nations which have declared the policy
upon which the United States now stands.
The warnings of history are all against it.
The present examples of nations who singly
are endeavoring to sustain themselves under
a single silver standard forbid us to enter
upon a voyage where we can plainly
view rocks of distress, the shoals and quick
sands of their course from the secure main
land upon which the American people now
stand, and from which our opponents are
attempting to allure them by false lights
and false alarms. (Applause.)
The world is divided, just as sharply as it
is by oceans and mountain streams, between
the gold standard countries, who employ con
currently with gold, more silver money than
all the silver countries contain or circulate.
Senator Davis pointed out that every
free cuinage country was on a silver
basis, while every gold country used
silver and gold in amounts nearly
equal by money notions. Statistics, In
vestigations and records showed that
in every silver standard country wages
are pressed down to the very minimum
of a wretched subsistence. It is so in
Mexico, it is so in Japan, lt is so in
South America.
"If this is true," he continued, "lt follows
that the only practicable bimetallism on the
plane: Is in the nations with which the
United States has classed Itself, and which
the new Democracy and Populism are en
deavoring to destroy by substituting a silver
monometallism. (Applause). The bi-metal
lism which this country and the nations of
which I have spoken enjoy is that upon which
metals can be employed in a degree that one
will not destroy or drive but the other and
that both can co-exist and work together.
(Applause). There is a dividing line beyond
which you cannot pass in the employment
of the metal of less value without its driv
ing out the other and being entirely supplant
ed by it. And I say that he who insists (I
say it logically) that the United States shall
or can, acting alone, coin silver without
limit, as required by the Democratic and
Populist platforms, is not a bi-metallist, but
a silver monometallist.
It is represented that gold has become a
tyrant, that its power has become omnipo
tent, absolutely selfish and cruel; that it
has become a metal which great combina
tions hoard and gather together for the op
pression of mankind. The free coinagers as
sort, when they are told that the increased
output of gold is going to tend very much
and by natural processes to remedy this
question, that from one-half to one-third of
the gold produced in the world goes into the
arts. This statement is probably an exag
geration. It is possible that one-quarter of
the gold of the world produced annually
goes into the arts, and it has been doing it
for centuries. And consider for a moment,
what an enormous sum. enormous aggregate
—$3,000,000,000, perhaps $4,000,000,000 are lying
in the shape of golden ornaments, thousands
of dollars of them in this room tonight. Now,
I want to ask you this question. If there is
a gold famine, if the power of gold is so ab
solute and tyrannical as it is claimed, If its
possession in the shape of coin gives its
owners such sway over the destiny and for
tune of his fellow man, how is it that this
enormous amount of gold, perhaps one-third
of that which is in existence as coinage, has
not shown the least symptom yet of going
Into the melting pot to be turned into coin?
The demonetization of silver, Sen
ator Davis stated, was but a catch
phrase. Silver had never been demone
tized in the sense which that charge
vas made, although many nations
which had approached that danger
were where one metal was driving out
the other, had refused to buy silver at
a certain ratio and price.
"They date all our woes from 1873," con
tinued the senator. "Now the value of all
silver coin in the world in 1873 was $1,877 000 -
000. In 1895 it was $4,100,000,000. Tlie value of
all the gold coin in the world in 1873 was
$$.645,000,000; the value of all the gold coin
in the world in 1895 was $4,200,000,000. Of this
quantity of silver currency in the world in 1895
$3,439,300,000 was full legal tender. Now at
tend to me for a moment while the mathemat
ical deduction is made. By th's statement
it appears that the quantiay of gold in the
world increased, between J873 and "K__ on>
$1.200,0.0.0 00, while the increase of silver
coin for the same period was $2,283,000,000—
more coined in the twenty-three years since
1873 than remained up to that time of all
the coinage of the world since Noah left the
ark. (Applause.) And nearly double more
silver has been coined than gold since 1873.
What becomes, then, of the HMtrtio . pf 'he
equal and equable producti.n of silver and
gold from year to year since time began, and
of the demonetization of silver since 1873, in
the face of this showing that, between 1573
and 189.. the coinage of silver was nearly
twice greater than that of gold? They talk
of the demonetization of silver since 1873, in
the face of a silver coinage throughout the
world since that year of over $2,000,000,000, of
which $538,444,476 was minted by the United
States. (Applause.) And of gold, the United
States minted during the same period $937,
--460,633. And here, also, is answered a state
tained and yet erroneous In fact, that there
tamed and yet erroneously in fact, that there
has in all this time been an enormous contrac
tion of the currency all over the world, and
yet those figures conclusively demonstrate that
that statement is not true. A few days ago
I telegraphed to the director of the mint
regarding information upon these subjtct..
and he answered me: "Hon. C. K. Davis
St. Paul. .Minn. The total value of all silver
coined in the world in 1873 I estimate to have
been $1.817.0 00,000. and in 1895, $4,100,000,000.
The world's stock of gold in 1873 is esti
mated to have been $3,045,000,000 and 1895
about $4,200,000,000 R. E. Preston, Director
of the Mint," and the figures I have Just
given you are the figures in the telegram of
the director. The greatest business transac
tions in the way of finance on the face of
the earth and calculations are made upon
statements like that, and when what I
have said is discussed, the only answer that
will be made to it is probably that Mr. Pres
ton, of the United States government, is one
general-universal gold-bug. (Laughter.)
Now let me give you another statement.
The coinage of the nations of the world for
1892. 1893 and 1894 was as follows: Gold $17*> -
473.124; silver, $155,517,347: 1893, gold ' $23">Y
420.517; silvar, $137,952,090: in 1894 gofd
$227,921,002; silver. $113,095,783; a total in
three years of $1,039,380,498. With all de
ductions for recoinage this output of coined
money is of immense volume.
The free coinagers assert that contraction
has inflicted all the financial and economic
miseries that mankind has endured since 1873.
Now they themselves cooly propose to bring
about a contraction of the currency of the
United States unexampled in the world's his
tory, and fraught with more evils than are
recorded in the annals of human woe. The
unlimited and free coinage of silver in this
country would drive out the gold. This ls
indisputable as the law of gravitation It
has driven out gold in every country which
has unltmitedly coined silver. There is not
an enlightened gentleman who will talk to
you in advocacy of free coinage of silver
who does not admit that this will the inevita
ble result, but they say it will only last two
8100 d...
Those pimples or blotches
that disfigure your skin, are
blood bubbles. They mark
the unhealthy condition of the
blood-current that throws them
up. You must get down to
the blood, before you can be
rid of them. Local treatment
is useless. It suppresses, but
does not heal. The best rem
edy for eruptions, scrofula,
sores, and all blood diseases, is
or three years. Mr. St. John, of New York,
has been largely and copiously quoted by
them — president of a national bank until re
cently and all that, and by the bill which
he procured to be Introduced in congress,
and which had the indorsement of the silver
and Populist sentiment there, they proposed
to bridge over this yawning chasm which
they themselves admitted would open be
neath their feet by issuing interest-bearing
treasury notes of the United States, secured
by deposits of uncoined silver or gold bull
ion, or by deposit of United States bonds to
be issued, of course, for that purpose.
We have $620,000,000 of gold In the United
States, 1 think more, lt would disappear at
once In the face of free silver coinage or even
the certainty of It. Let this election go Demo
cratic-Populist, let the American people re
cord their will that the coinage of silver shall
be free and unlimited, and long before Mr.
Bryan and his cohorts could place the edict
into the form of law, the just financial fears
of mankind would draw that gold from every
vault wherein it lies protected and It would
sink into the earth as the waters which came
down from heaven last night. This bill of
Mr. St. John so admits, and that disappear
ance is the very ailment which he proposes
to remedy. But in this universal absconding
of gold there would be no gold bullion to
deposit, people would not take it out of hid
ing to exchange It for any paper money what
ever of the government which proposed to
make all these obligations payable in silver.
(Applause.) This remedy is counteracted so
far by the assumption and admission that
gold will -sappear.
Now as to deposits of silver bullion. The
world's product of silver in 1594 (commercial
value) was $216,892,200. If we could get the
world's entire product (as we could not) lt
would take three years to fill the void of
$020,000,000 of vanished gold. The nations
of the world will not melt down their coined
silver to deposit it in the United States
treasury and receive merely a silver cer
But the thiid alternative Is one of most ma
lign portent. It is proposed to use the Interest
bearing bonded debt of the United States In
order that the miner or owner of sliver may
take his bullion to the mint meanwhile and
get evidences of government debt two for one
— a privilege not granted to or claimed by
any farmer, artisan, manufacturer or pro
ducer upon God's heritage. I say it is proposed
to use the interest-bearing bonded debt of
the United States. Now what does this
mean? It means an increase of the bonded
debt. People who have got their bonds as
Investment to get their living from in the
way of their annual income, or anyone else,
are not going to put their bonds in deposit
in the treasury to get a treasury certificate.
And so the chasm could not be filled In
that way, neither by gold, by sliver, or by
the illimitable issue of bonds. So this chasm
could not be filled. They admit it will last
three years. What will take place meantime,
in the very face of the danger of it? We
are In the midst of commercial distress al
most unexampled In our history — a panic
such aa the world has seldom seen. It would
throw 3,000.000 men out of employment. It
would depress and starve the wage-earner,
and it would deprive him of being the best
consumer and purchaser that the American
farmer has. and by that reflex action inflict
unexampled misery upon our agricultural
population. (Applause.)
In that state of things the abyss must be j
filled. No nation could stand such a con
traction. The most radical remedy would be
absolutely necessary to restore It. and there
would be only two— one Is to get back to the
honest, solid standard on which all the com
mercial nations, including the United States,
stand now, or to use an Irredeemable paper
money, perfectly limitless or illimitable In
its amount. And when that comes to pass,
silver will vanish in the face of paper as gold
has vanished in the face of silver. (Ap
plause.) And then you would have another
chasm, another issue of money. The wreck
is complete, and the United States stands en
tirely on an irredeemable paper money basis,
precisely the place we occupied before the
war, and from which we struggled with so
much passion of honesty and love of national
honor to emancipate ourselves. Do you want
that again? (Cries ot "No, no.")
Senator Davis then took up the
volume of the world's business, which
is carried on by means of checks, the
relation of money values to the rise and
fall of wages and wheat prices, and
the result that would follow the en-,
deavor to pay off the indebtedness of
the nation in a cheapened dollar.
Body of Gu-tave "Yon Goetien Not
Yet Recovered.
Despite the efforts of searching parties
which have been at work since the reported
drowning of Gustave yon Goetzen at Coney
Island, Sunday, the body of the missing man
has not yet been found.
Herman Scheffer and Louis Scheffer, rela
tives of Mrs. Yon Goetzen, went to Wa
conia yesterday to aid in the search for the
Its Picnic Whs a Sneeews.
Last night St. Paul branch, N. A. S. E., held |
its regular meeting for the month of August.
Notwithstanding the warm weather there
were some sixty members present. Three
new candidates were Initiated and four new
applications received. The committee on an
nual picnic and outing made its report, which
showed the affair to be a great financial
success. C. N. Ludlow, chairman of the
committee, reported that from returns re
ceived up to date the affair would show a
profit of from $75 to $100. The success of
this affair is due to the herculean efforts of
the committee of arrangements, which labored |
hard and earnestly. The picnic returned last
evening from its outing about 12 o'clock,
one-half hour behind schedule time.
Land Cruisers Reaume Work.
The state land cruisers, who have been on
a vacation for a month, returned to work
yesterday, their work being Aitkin, Cass and
Itasca counties. September 1 two crews will
be sent into hitherto unexplored territory in
the extreme northern part of the state.
Retail Clerks' Excursion.
The Clerks' association Is elated at the suc
cess which attended their first moonlight ex
cursion, which proved to be both a social and I
financial success. It Is the intention to have '
another one before the close of the season,
in response to the request of a number of
those who attended the first one.
Another New Policeman.
Mayor Doran has appointed John Lindou a
patrolman in place of William Hart, who
resigned by request a few days ago. Patrol
man Lindou has been assigned for duty at
the Margaret street station. Lindou served
on the police force under the Wright admin
People's Party Meeting;.
The "People's Party Central Club of Ram
sey County will hold a meeting at Assembly
hall Thursday night at 8 p. m. for the pur
pose of receiving the reports of the dele
gates to the National convention, and to dis
cuss the general plan of campaign at the im
pending election.
"Watson's Band nt Como.
The people of St. Paul who patronize Lake
Como. beginning this evening, will have an
opportunity of listening to the music of
Watson's First Regiment band. The band has
recently returned from encampment at Lake
City, and as It has been playing every day
for so long a time. It is In training, and
plays Its pieces with a dash and spirit that
cannot fail to please all.
th i«'!i_,o Drummer Hnrt.
Isadore Hurwltz. a Chicago traveling __n.i
while waiting for a car at Greenbrier and i
Maryland streets at 9:40 last evening, was I
struck by a milk wagon driven by Andrew
Jackson. Hurwltz was not seriously injured
and was taken to his hotel.
A sound money meeting will he held this
evening In the Thompson block, Isabel and
South Wabasha streets.
The Periodical Press Co., of Minneapolis. !
yesterday filed an amendment to its articles !
of incorporation.
The board of school inspectors will meet !
this afternoon.
The National Standard Insurance company
of New York, has been licensed to solicit
business In Minnesota
Judge Kelly approved yesterday the com
mitment by the municipal court of Mary
Beamer to the state training school at Red
The state capitol commission met yester
day and cleared up the routine business of the
construction, and viewed the work The
monthly budget of bills was pa_- .d.
A general meeting of the four divisions
of the Daughters of Erin Auxiliary to the
A. O. H. will be held at Cretin hall this
evening to complete arrangements for a
picnic, to be held Aug. 22.
The Williams' Hardware company, of Min
neapolis, has filed articles of incorporation
with the secretary of state. The incorpora
tors are Joshua, Louis H., Charles R. and
Martha L. Williams, and the capital stock is
$50,000. -
Grand Army Encampment.
Attend the G. A. R. encampment and
the Great Minnesota State Fair. The
Globe will present you with both
railroad iickets and admission tickets
absolutely ' free. Read ad in another
Rock Spring Table Water hms^.
Jacob Sic Bot-Uac Work, . Shak-pee, ______
Asaeinbly Bicycle Ordinance Given
Another Shake and Returned
to the Committee,
If an ordinance introduced at the reg
ular meeting of the board of aldermen
last night should go into effect the
street railway company will establish
and operate an express line between St.
Paul and Minneapolis, in addition to
its local interurban line.
Aid. Kenny introduced the ordinance
at the request of the street railway
company. The measure has its origin
in the desire of a large number of bus
iness men and representative citizens
for the establishment of a loop extend
ing to Broadway. The former council
passed a resolution over Mayor Smith's
veto requesting the street railway
company to extend its present Robert
street loop to Broadway, but the com
pany declined to comply with the re
quest. But the ordinance submitted
last night, at the request of the street
railway company, embodies a prop
osition to construct a loop to Broadway,
provided certain rights and privileges
are granted to the company. The pro
visions of the ordinance are in sub
stance as follows:
It grants to the street railway com
pany the right to construct and operate
a. line with a single track on Eighth
street from Broadway to Robert street
and to connect said track at Broadway
and Robert streets with its existing
lines, the same to be used as an addi
tional loop, upon which such of its
cars as the company shall deem ad
visable and proper shall be run in place
of being operated around the present
loop on Robert street, which is not to
be removed.
Section 2 of the ordinance grants the
right to construct and operate the
through or express line. It authorizes
the street railway company to con
struct and maintain along University
avenue from Dale street West to the
city limits, two tracks ii? addition to
those tracks already laid along Uni
versity avenue, one on each side of the
present tracks, thereby constituting a
four track line. When said tracks shall
have been laid the company is to be
granted the right to operate "through"
or "express" interurban cars, which
shall stop at only such points within
the city limits as the company shall
deem advisable.
The same section further provides
that the company shall continue to
operate its local interurban cars, ex
cept that they shall be operated around
the additional loop, instead of the
Robert street loop.
The next section gives the company
the right to charge the passengers on
the "express" interurban car 3 15 cents
fare and relieves the company from
the obligation to issue or receive trans
fers to or from any passengers on the
express cars.
Authority is also granted to the com
pany to carry express matter on all
lines especially constructed, for that
purpose, but similar in appearance to
the ordinary passenger cars.
Section 5 grants the company the
privilege of operating, until the new
line is built, the present interurban
line without making more than ten
stops east of Dale street. It is pro
vided, however, that this section is
not to be operative for a period longer
than four years from the date of the
acceptance of the ordinance by the
Section 6 relieves the street railway
company from building any new or ad
ditional lines within the city limits
for the same period of four years. The
company is allowed 60 days from the
passage of the ordinance in which to
accept lt.
The board referred the ordinance to
the committee on streets without dis
Aid. Bigelow introduced three resolu
tions looking to the interests of the
coming G. A. R. encampment. The
resolutions were in reality the outcome
of a conference held late in the after
noon between the mayor and the mem
bers of the counc.il.
The first resolution provides that an
order be drawn for the city treasurer
for the sum of $5,000, payable out of
the street, sewer and bridge main
tenance fund, In favor of the mayor,
to be used by his honor for the proper
control and care of the streets of the
city during the G. A. R. encampment,
the balance to be returned to the city
treasurer after the encampment.
The second resolution grants to the
G. A. R. the exclusive use of Summit
avenue between Selby and Western
avenues from Sept. 1 to Sept. 4, In
clusive from 7 p. m. until midnight
each night, and directs that all horses,
vehicles and bicycles be kept off this
portion of the street during such
periods of time.
The third resolution gives the G. A.
R. management permission to erect,
at Its own expense, on Summit avenue
between Selby and Western avenues,
2S electric light poles. All three reso
lutions were adopted unanimously.
The assembly bicycle ordinance was
reported back to the board without
recommendation. Aid. Bigelow moved
that the ordinance be placed on its
passage, his object being to kill it.
Aid. Kaldunski offered an amendment
designed to prevent riding on all side
walks south of Lafond and east of
Dale street in the Eighth ward.
Aid. Markham was opposed to incor
porating any exceptions In the ordin
ance, as such a measure would lead to
confusion. He favored the passage of
the assembly ordinance. The assembly
had declined to pass an ordinance ex
cluding all sidewalks and had also
killed what was termed Aid. Bigelow's
"hop off" ordinance. It was therefore
best to pass the assembly ordinance
which protected pedestrians by holding
Tom Reed
Says: "A sick man had better take
medicine, but he had better be careful
what medicine he takes." That peo
ple are careful what kind of medicine
they take is proved by the enormous
sales of Hood's Sarsaparilla. That
this care is wise is proved by the un
precedented cures by
The best—in fact the One True Blood Purifier.
Hood' - Pill . are the onl y P ills fo >a'«
t-UUU S> rUlb wiUl Hood s Saisapari lia.
therapists responsible for injuries re
sulting to pedestrians on sidewalks.
Aid. Markham said that if the ordin
ance did not work successfully," lt could
be repealed. He thought that exemp
tions or exceptions might be made,
such as would prohibit any sidewalk
riding on streets within certain well
defined districts, .-/h-cll would obviate
any confusion. As the aldermen were
divided In sentiment regarding side
walk riding, Aid. Markham moved that
the ordinance bo,-; re-referred to the
committee on streets. The motion pre
The first official action of the com
missioner of public works was approv
ed by the boardj The commissioner
reported that he had awarded the con
tracts for painting and repairing the
Seventh street bridge and for painting
several other bridges. The awards,
which are printed in another column,
were confirmed.
A communication was received from
Comptroller McCardy in the form of
a resolution directing -the corporation
attorney to inquire , and ascertain
whether or not the street railway com
pany is using blturfiinbus coal In the
operation of Its cable line power house,
and if such is the case, instructing the
corporation attorney to take the neces
sary steps to prevent the further use
of bituminous coal by the company for
such purpose. The matter was refer
red to-the committee on streets. The
comunication cites the ordinance pass
ed in 1886, which provided among other
things that no bituminous coal should
be used by the street railway company
In the operation of its plant for the
purpose of furnishing the necessary
power for the operation of the cable
line. It is claimed that the company
is using bituminous coal in violation of
the ordinance.
The committee on markets and pub
lic buildings recommended that the
ordinance to establish a public mar
ket on Broadway, between Eighth and
Ninth streets, and to repeal the ordi
nance establishing a market on upper
Third street, be placed on file. A mo
tion to adopt the report of the commit
tee was lost by a vote of six to four,
and the matter was referred to the
committee for further investigation.
Continued from First Page.
Hudson, E. B. Peterson, V. B. Crane,
W. E. McKenzie, Freeman Krech, C.
B. Catlin. y
On permanent organization, the fol
lowing committee was named:
J. C. Kelly, of Houston; J. J. Thorn
ten, of Watonwan; H. J. Peck, of Scott;
M. J. Clark, of; Ramsey; Lars M.
Rand, of Hennepin; R. C. Saunders, of
St. Louis; T. F. O'Hafcr, of Traverse.
A. D. LaDue, of ' Dodge, moved that
the committee on resolutions be in
structed to report tw-6 planks to the
convention— one pledging support to
the ticket nominated at Chicago and the
order indorsing the platform.
The motion was seconded and was
greeted with shouts df approval; but
on the suggestion of Chairman Champ
lin that the committee would report
such planks without' 4 instruction, La-
Due withdrew his. motion.
M. J. McGrath, of "Winona, explained
the proceedings of the conference meet
ing held on Mondajr", and said there was
difference only on one point. He mov
ed that a committee, to consist of one
delegate from each congressional dis
trict, be appointed to confer with a
similar committee from the People's
party on state affairs.
The motion prevailed, and the chair
selected as the committee an confer
M. J. McGrath, Winona.
Wilson Borst, Cottonwood.
H. J. Peck. Shakopee.
T. J. McDermott, Ramsey.
John P. Rea, Hennepin.
C. d'Autremont, Jr., St. Louis.
John E. Ostrom, Kittson.
When the committees had been
named, a recess was taken until 2
o'clock. It was 2:45 before the dele
gates were again called to order. Then
a letter was read from the Ramsey
County Bimetallic league asking that
the convention place itself on record
In favor of free silver coinage as de
fined in the Chicago platform, and to
nominate candidates in sympathy
When the committee on credentials,
report was submitted A. D. Smith, of
Hennepin, moved that the reading be
dispensed with, as he understood there
was no contest. d'Autremont, of St.
Louis, was on his feet and objected.
He wanted to hear the Ramsey county
delegates read at least. To find out
whether there were men in the con
vention opposed to the Chicago
platform, men who were sowing
the seeds of discord, or not.
This sentiment caught the con
vention and Mr. Smil,h withdrew his
motion. The full list was then read un
til after Ramsey -eoqnty had been
passed, when, on motian, the further
reading was dispensed with.
Delegate McAlli^te^ . of Hennepin,
moved that the list be approved as
read. There at once .arose a storm of
protest, and Delegate Bowditch, of
Wabasha, went to the* platform with a
minority report in his hand. Before
presenting it he said:
Before the report of thp committee is
adopted, I desire to m^ke" a motion to amend
it. The committee oHj, credentials considered
the advisability of making a minority re
port, and the following .rjeport was drawn
up by the committee on credentials. The
sentiment that it indorses was Indorsed by
each and every membei- <5f the committee on
credentials, but It was* defeated by a vote of
8 to 7, on the ground that it was ill advised
to recommend any action to the convention,
but that the better way would be by a mo
tion in open convention.
The minority report referred to by
Mr. Bowditch was in the following
In regard to the delegation from Ramsey
county, your committee would respectfully
report that they find the names of Daniel W.
Lawler, F. W. M. Cutcheon and J. J. Mc-
Cafferty appearing in that list of duly elected
delegates from that county. It being a mat
ter of common knowledge that each of the
above named gentlemen have bolted the plat
form of the National Democratic convention,
and B..re now using every effort in their power
to defeat the Democratic candidates for
president and vice president and to prevent
the adoption of the principles for which the
Democratic party has pledged its sacred
Therefore, we recommend that the said
Daniel W. Lawler, F. W. M. Cutcheon and
J. J. McCafferty be not allowed seats as dele
gates in this convention.
Being estopped from presenting the
above as a minority report, Mr. Bow
ditch said he would offer the last para
graph as an amendment to the report
of the committee on credentials. Then
occurred the stirring scenes heretofore
alluded to. A dozen seconds were
shouted from different delegations, and
tire pent-up feeling pf the delegates
were let loose in W stdrm of exciting
efforts to get actiol op the convention
through the chair. *Tri*. final result of
the test has been already stated.
After the temporary Organization had
been made permand*., T) 'Autremont, of
St. Louis, was ths«fi}fet to broach the
matter of selecting: a .new member of
the national commute*.' He first read
a very long preamble and resolution
In favor of Thos. IX Cißrlen, and then
gpt himself called djow-jb good and hard
by attempting to maie a very long
and unnecessary sdgpeh. From all
sides there arose shouts of "Time,"
"shut up," "sit do_|4 "land other blunt
admonitions. FinarFafatt McGrath, of
Winona, cut him off J)y moving that
the resolution be adopted.
The talkative Duluthlan quit then
and Matt Gallagher, of Hennepin, of
fered a resolution declaring Mr. Law
ler's seat on the national committee
vacant and leaving lt to the conventioa
to name his successor.
He offered this as a substitute, and
A. D. Smith at once declared himself
in favor of O'Brien. He wanted the
substitute voted down and the original
resolution adopted.
l___*s__. Rand nominated J. R. Don-
ahue for the place in an enthusiastic
speech, after which a vote was demand
ed. O'Brien won in a walk, and he won
the good will of the delegates by a very
brief speech, in which he alluded to the
fact that for the first time in many
years there was no boss in a Demo
cratic convention. "And if the time
ever comes," said he, "when I shall at
tempt to set myself up as a political
boss, I want you to
In twenty-four hours."
"We'll do it." shouted the delegates,
In high good humor, and they cheered
the new committeeman most heartily.
The committee on resolutions report
ed the following:
First— The Democracy of the state of Min
nesota, In convention assembled, hereby re
affirms the platform recently adopted at Chi
cago, and heartily approves the selection of
Its candidates, Bryan and Sewall, for the high
offices of president and vice president of the
United States.
Second— We denounce the platform of the Re
publican party on the all-absorbing issue of
the day, namely, honest money. It professes
to favor bimetallism, yet lt proposes to sub
mit the question to other leading nations
when lt well knows that those nations aro
solidly in favor of the continuation of the
present gold standard. The question, there- .
fore, now before the people is, whether we
shall be obliged to remain on the gold stand
ard, with all its destructive tendencies, or
whether we shall follow the divisional policy
of our fathers— both gold and silver to
be the standard money of our people and
freely coined at the old legal ratio of 16 to 1.
On this all important question we earnestly
Invite the co-operation of every citizen who
ls anxious to promote the future welfare of
our country.
Third— We demand that the policy which
has for the past thlry-eight years controlled
the legislation of our state, and the adminis
tration of its institutions and affairs, be now
changed. No state can ever prosper which
commits for so long a period its affairs to the
same political party. We now congratulate
tho people that this long period of mlsgovern
ment is about to end, and that the people
are now ready to reassume the rights of hon
est government, and the reform of old abuses.
Fourth— We denounce the Republican party
of this state for Its subservience to corpora
tions, rings and trusts, and its total disregard
of the great producing masses— the middle
classes, the common people, farmers, mechan
ics and laboring men. We hold that these
latter classes should especially receive the
fair and just consideration of the legisla
tive and executive power of the state.
We pledge the people, if given the au
thority, that corporate and monopolistic sel
fishness, greed and power, shall not control
our conduct, and while we have no desire
to strike down or in any manner injure in
the slightest vested rights, we will see to it
that the rights of the common people shall
not be trenched upon, but shall be jealously
Fifth— The ballot is the weapon of the
American freeman, and the sacredness of the
ballot can only be preserved by its secrecy.
We unqualifiedly condemn all efforts of cor
porate or private employers to Inquire into
and investigate and uncover the true senti
ment of voting employes, thus by a covert
threat challenging his vote and neutralizing
his influence and making him trlbutory to In
terests which may be opposed to the Interests
of the people.
Sixth— The constitution of our state pro
vides that taxation of property shall be as
nearly equal as possible. We therefore de
mand that iron mines and unused railroad
lands shall be required to pay a fair and
just tax In the same manner that other prop
erty is taxed.
We are furthermore opposed to the struck
jury law, and demand at the earliest day it
be repealed.
On motion of S. A. Stockwell, of
Hennepin, the paragraph in favor of
popular election of president and sen
ators was added to the platform,
which was then adopted as amended.
Hon. H. J. Peck, of Shakopee, from
the conference committee, reported
that the agreement was as stated in the
Globe yesterday— Lind for governor;
a populist for lieutenant-governor;
Democrats for secretary of state and
treasurer; a Populist for attorney gen
eral, and an even division of electors.
He said there was a distinguished rep
resentative of the People's party pres
ent, and introduced Ignatius Donnelly.
The sage was given a generous piece of
glad hand and said:
This exceedingly kind and cordial greeting
makes me feel as lf I was at home. In fact
we Populists claim to be better Democrats
than you Democrats. (Laughter.) There is
no body of men in this country that have a
more supreme respect and veneration for the
two great leaders of Democracy in the past
than the Populists. I refer to Thomas Jef
ferson and Andrew Jackson. (Cheers.) This
Is not an idle word of compliment, because
upon tlie title page of the newspaper which
I have had the honor to publish for some
years in this city, there has stood always
the portrait of Thomas Jefferson, and upon
it also appears the declaration that the paper
Is an advocate of Jeffersonian Democracy
and Lincoln Republicanism. I am glad to
see the signs of unity. They auger well
for the future. This convention, stormy and
yet harmonious, is ready to turn down its most
cherished idols in devotion to a principle.
It measures the length and breadth and the
height of tbe tidal wave of free silver ad
vocacy that is sweeping over the country
from one end to the other. There Is no rea
son why we should not combine. We ex
pect you gentlemen to nominate for governor
of this state Hon. John liind. (Cheers.) We
hope on election day to go to the ballot box
with you for the same electoral ticket for
William J. Bryan. (Applause.) We have
been met here by the most cordial and kindly
treatment. We have met nothing" but mag
nanimity at the hands of your committee.
They have cheerfully granted everything
reasonable that we asked. All we ask ls
that you leave certain places vacant upon
your ticket. We want to have left vacant
for us four places on the electoral ticket,
the place of lieutenant governor, the place of
attorney general, and on the 26th day of
August I think I can pledge you that we
will fill those places with honorable men
worthy of your support, and that we will
nominate your other candidates for those
tickets. And for the first time in the his
tory of the state, the people, rising above
all the limitations of party, and all the rule
of bosses, will march side by side as one
harmonious body, and will sweep this state
from Lake Superior to the lowa line.
It seems to me that the day of argument
is done. The day of action has arrived.
There is no man in this state with intelli
gence enough to keep out of the imbecile
asylum who does not understand these ques
tions. There is no man in this state that
does not understand that this is the b .We of
1776 over again. There is no man who does
not understand that the enemy who fought
at Saratoga and at Bunker Hill is fighting
us today. I speak of the power of England
That power which has told >ou, from the
mouth of the great leader, Gladstone, tha- ft
was the Interests of the English people as '.he
greatest creditor nation in the world, that the
money should be paid annmlly in the dearest
and scarcest money that the world o .'.lid
afford. With lt she could buy so much more
of all the productions of the countries of the
world, and she is buying our wheat to.ay
that ought to be worth a dollar a bushel, for
50 or 60 cents a bushel. .So with our rotton
and all our productions. Thi. has got to
stop! The American people cannot walk
this path four years longer. The track Is
already red from their bleeding feet. My
friends, I hall you as allies, allies In th's
sacred fight for the salvatl.n of the Amer
ican people.
Remember. If you do not agree with us in
everything, it is because your educiti.n is
not yet finished. (Laughter.) Four years
from now I hope that instead of holding two
conventions, we will be welded together In
one solid mass. (Cheers.) But to do this,
my friends, you must remember that you
must not let the Wall stro_t end of your
party to ever again dominate lt. We are not
advocating sectional ideas, and yet we cannot
but feel that this is a battle of the money
lending class against the money-borrowing
class. We want no sectionalism, save that
sectionalism which Is inspired by the neces
sity of self-defense. Mr. Bryan said, we beg
no more, we petition no more, we defy you!
The West and the South unite, my friends, in
self-defense, or we will see the stars and
stripes the emblem of a nation of slaves. It
must not be! Keep on the course you nave
started, my friends. Down your bosses.
Crush the money power that would ruin yon.
You will find the Populists pressing right at
your elbows, ready to share with you in the
dangers of the encounter. (Loud applause.!
The report of the conference commit
tee was adopted unanimously, and J.
W. Griffin presented the name of John
Day Smith as the choice of the free
silver Republicans for elector.
To facilitate the work of the conven
tion, R. O. Craig, Waseca; B. J. Mosier,
Hennepin; W. L. Comstock, Blue Earth;
R. H. McClellan, Scott; C. M. Foote,
Hennepin; H. H. Hawkins, Carlton;
and Alex McKlnnon, Polk, were named
as a committee, to report the five presi
dential electors to be nominated by the
When nominations for governor were
declared in order some one said, above
the noise:
"I nominate John Lind."
"Second the motion."
"I move the nomination be made by
"All in favor stand up," said the
chair. The convention rose as one
That was all. Time, one minute.
There was but little cheering, and
INURING the past thirty-six
years the Equitable has ac
cumulated, in the transaction of
its business, Total Assets of
out of which it now holds, for
the benefit of its Policy-holders,
Total Surplus funds, or profits,
amounting* to over
which exceed the sum of the
Surplus Funds which have been
accumulated, and are now held,
by any other Life Assurance
by over $13,000,000.
IT WOULD be wise for a per
son intending to assure his
life to study the record of the
Assurance Company proposed
to him, and learn the facts upon
which the promises of the fu
ture Dividends and Profits are
based. In other words, let him
ascertain for himself the results
that have been secured by the
Company suggested, in the ac
cumulation of surplus during
its history as well as its aver
age profits in recent years,
The business of the Society is conducted on the purely
mutual plan; all surplus belongs to the Policy-holders,
Persons considering- the assurance of their lives will
find it to their advantage to send for a Prospectus,
which contains a full description of the various kinds
of policies issued by the Society.
For Further Information Apply to
207 Pioneer Press Building, St. Paul.
404 Guaranty Loan Building, Minneapolis.
About the Greatest News-
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'>--?■_ west, and its great offer
< v___P_ : -? /-VrV *° br ' n £ ever y
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in the Great State of Minnesota to St. Paul
during the
See Page for Particulars.
414 and 416 Robert Street, Second Floor. Take Elevator
Telephone 1398. ELWOOD W. WARD, Manager.
as Lind was not In town, the chair
I was authorized to name a committee
jof five to notify him. The committee
consists of Judge Rea, Hennepin; F.
1,. Randal., Winona; T. D. O'Brien,
Ramsey; E. C. Grlndley, Duluth; Harry
Himjwerman Jr., Blue Earth.
-For secretary of state Julius J. Hin
richs, of Hennepin, and Alex. McKin-
Ert-n, of Polk, were nominated. Hin
richs won in a walk.
For treasurer Geo. Gelssel, of Morri
son, and Alex McKlnnon. of Polk, were
nominated. The Gelssel men were some
what disconcerted by McKinnon's re
appearance. A roll call was ordered
and rushed through without much re
gard to form. McKinnon was declared
to have received 420 votes to 146 for
Ge'.ssel, and the choice was made una
nimous. The successful contestant
made a neat little speech of thanks,
and was applauded for his brevity.
Some one had mentioned the name of
C. H. Dart, of Meeker, for treasurer,
but he was not voted for.
J. N. Castle offered the following,
which was adopted:
Resolved, That the state central committee
be and hereby is authorized to create or fill
vacancies now occurring or that may occur
in the state or electoral ticket, with all plen
ary powers in the premises.
The delegates from Judicial districts
then got together and selected their
reoresemtatlves on the state central
committee, as follows:
First District— Byron J. Mosier, Washing
Second— T. J. McDermott, Ed. J. Schur
Third— J. H. Johnson, Wlnona.
Fourth — M. Breslauer, Lars M. Rand.
Fifth— Joseph Roach, Rice.
Sixth — Henry Himmerman, Jr., Blue Earth.
Seventh— Frank Zins, Steams.
Eighth— J. W. Craven, Carver.
Ninth— Tim O'Connor, Renville.
Tenth— H. T. Tolmie, Fillmore.
Eleventh —
Twelfth— C. W. Stanton. Swift-
Thirteenth— D. C. Brownell, Rock.
Fourteenth— Jno. R. McKinnon, Polk.
Fifteenth— E. C. Kiley, Itasca.
Sixteenth— J. W. Eddy, Stevens.
Chairman Champlin was empowered
rVURING the past ten years the
*-* Equitable has made Total
Surplus earnings of
which h_.ve been larger than
those of any other company, and
has, after paying* dividends to
policy holders, accumulated dur
ing the same period a Total Sur
plus for its Policy-holders
amounting to
which exceeds the Surplus accu
mulated by any other Life Assur
ance Company in the same time
by over $6,000,000.
IN ENTERING into a contract
which may not terminate for
thirty or forty years, it will well
repay the assurer to g*ive the
subject the careful investigation
that would be devoted by him to
any other affair of like magni
tude and importance. Due in
quiry having been made, let the
best company in which to assure
be selected — one whose past rec
ord and present financial con
dition justifies the belief that in
the future it will afford both the
greatest security and the largest
profit of any.
to name five at large, which he will do
in a day or two. The only increase ia
in the eleventh where one additional
member Is allowed. Most of the men
named are new timber for the commit

Brewers Charged With Violating
the Anti Trust Law.
KANSAS CITY, Mo., Aug. 4.— The
beer war will take on a new phase to
morrow when the Retail Liquor Deal
ers association will appear before
United States Commissioner Parry
against the local brewers for whom
the association has caused warrants
to be issued alleging infraction of the
anti-trust law. The men against whom
the allegations have been made are
twelve in number and include all the
local brewers as well as two or three
representatives of outside firms. They
have been notified of the serving of the
warrants and instructed to be on hand
tomorrow for a preliminary examina
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