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VOL. XIX.— NO. 238.
Weather for Today-
Fair and Cooler.
West Side Kicks for Decorations.
McKinley Talks Protection.
){<-l<iihl i<iiii Lea.ne Clubs Meet Today
Ex-('ov, Francis to Succeed Smith.
Curlin Murder Suspectes Arrested.
Latvler Talks of Bryan.
Bradley Street Flag- Raisins.
News of Minneapolis.
Pops and Democrats Divide.
Results of Republican Primaries.
Pythian Convention at Cleveland.
Platt May Be Forced to Accept,
Populist County Convention.
The Financial Forum.
Millers Win on Errors.
Hooslers Defeat the Buckeyes.
liners Win From Gold Buys.
Results in the National.
Vencedor and Canada Race.
Interlake Races Today.
Fast Ho-rses for the State Fair.
Bar Silver 06 3-Sc.
Cash Wheat in Chicago 57 1-lc.
Stocks Show Loss for the Day.
"Wants of the People.
Effect of Childs' Insurance Ruling.
N. P. to Use Its Own Short Line.
Doings in Society.
Aurora Park— Base Ball, 3.30. *
Minnetonka— lnterlake Races 2.30.
Central Fire Hall— Fire Board 7.30.
Auditorium — Gleason Horse Show, 8.
NEW YORK, Aug. 24.— Arrived: Bovic,
LIVERPOOL— Arrived: Gallia, Boston.
The inventors of winter bicycles will
have to keep their products on ice for
soi. Ie time.
Rhodes made more of a success in
carrying peace into Africa than in car
rying war.
Salvationists have taken to bicycles
in New York, in their efforts to run
down the sinners.
Did Prof. Andree have an idea that
a trip to the pole was going to be a
pleasant little summer excursion?
Eugenic of Battenberg is heiress to
two queens. If she were only a poker
player, what luck she would be in.
Nansen now wants to go on a hunt
for the south pole. Why doesn't he
take something easy and find the Ven
ezuela line.
Nansen returned home early enough
to appreciate the fact that for three
summers he escaped the clutches of the
ice barons.
Andree's proposed balloon trip Is a
failure, but it is from lack of sand
and not from lack of gas that he has
given it up.
The machine being used on the street
railway lines for welding the rails is
a roaring success. Too much of one to
please teamsters.
Bryan is tempting political fate to
sleep in the Catskills, the place where
Mr. Rip Van Winkle enjoyed a snooze
several years ago.
It was a poor day for the interna
tional yachts Vencedor and Canada
yesterday, as politicians seem to have
a corner on wind.
Li Hung Chang^ can't half appreciate
America if he doesn't have a little ex
perience with the Chinese exclusion
law at Ellis island.
Ex-Secretary Smith will wake up this
morning to find, like many another
man before him, that his withdrawal
has not left any hole.
Weyler's stenographers put In an
other Sunday at their usual sport of
routing the insurgents and killing off
a score or two of the enemy.
Milwaukee is full of Republican
league club politicians today, and
many of the politicians are full of Mil
waukee. Thus the balance is pre
When Mr. Bryan meets Mr. Hill at
luncheon the man from Nebraska
might appropriately remark to the
man from New York: "It's a long time
between 'I-am-a-Democrats.' "
Wait till the veterans run the gaunt
let of the 6 o'clock bicycle brigade in
St. Paul streets. They'll admit that
marching through Georgia was a pleas
ure excursion compared to It.
A Chicago man puts the padlock and
chain on his daughter's feet instead of
on the bicycle. The scheme is said to
be more effective than the old way
for keeping the bicycle at home.
If Emperor William is to continue
painting pictures and writing poetry,
the lose majeste laws cf Germany
ought to be abolished, or at least
greatly modified in Justice to the suf
fering public.
Mr. Platt says he is of the same mind
regarding his refusal to accept the
gubernatorial nomination; then he
winks his eye at the proffers of friend
ship from the men who slaughtered
Fassett in '91.
"The coming national encampment
of the Grand Army of the Republic at
Milwaukee will be ar. event of excep
tional importance," says the Philadel
phia Evening Telegraph. The above
statement ought to silence the oft-re
peated charge that Philadelphia
doenn't know that the war is over.
Phlllie will hear about the St. P_ul
affair in a year cr two.
Where Those Present Give Expres
sion of This Feeling— Talk of
"How much does thirty yards of
bunting, of indifferent variety and
fleeting permanency of color, one na
tional flag, 4x2V_ feet, and a rosette
the size of a bushel basket cost the
decorating committee?" was a query
breathed in considerable anxiety at a
meeting of the West side decoration
committee at Mayor Doran's residence
last night.
"Nine dollars and seventy cents,"
came a voice from behind the book
"No, no," exclaimed everyone In pale
green surprise. "Not so much as that.
Why, who told you so?"
"Mr. Strickland said so, and he
ought to know, being the chairman of
the committee on decorations and the
man who is running the whole thing,"
replied a voice which sounded very
much like that of A. M. Bartlette.
And then there came a chorus of in
dignant protests. The dialogue was the
result of a suggestion that the same
system of street decorations which is
used on Seventh street, Wabasha and
other thoroughfares, be used on South
Wabasha street on- the other side of
the river, from the bridge to the bluff.
The decorations looked so simple and
inexpensive that the West siders
thought similar ones would do for
them. But they were reckoning with
out their hosts. Those trolley posts
cost more to dress than any one sup
posed, and several collars wilted simul
taneously when the sum was men
Then It was all figured out for the
benefit of those present, and several
very sarcastic remarks were passed at
the expense of the decoration commit-
tee for such extravagance. The West
siders have just fourteen sets of trolley
posts they want to fix up, but, sakes 1
alive, they didn't propose to pay $9.70
per pair, not by a house afire.
"I do not consider that we are get
ting adequate results for the money
spent." It was the mayor speaking,
and his words were looked upon as of
ficial. "I do not know where they can
possibly spend $9.70 on one of those
trolley post arrangements, but if Mr.
Strickland says so, I suppose it must
be true."
"I would like to have the contract at ■
that price," remarked some one else. !
"It seems like a reckless waste of
money. At that rate it wil cost us j
$135.80 to decorate fourteen sets of
posts, and I guess we will have to give j
it up."
There is considerable indignation on
the West side over the alleged extrav- I
agance. But that is not all. The peo- J
pie on the other side of the creek are i
also much displeased because, for
sooth, the decoration committee are -
slighting the West side entirely.
Mayor Doran had something to say
about that, too.
"It seems to me very inconsistent to
scrape the West side for contributions
to the decorations fund, getting all the
money possible, and then refusing to j
make any appropriation whatever for
this side of the river. We expect to
entertain 4,500 of the visitors on this '
side, and it's a shame."
The mayor's opinion was Indorsed by '
all those present. It appears that a
portion of the official carriage route
to be taken when the visitors are \
shown about the city will be across the j
Robert street bridge and through two j
or three of the prominent streets on
that side of the river. Although the |
West side people have subscribed very !
largely to the fund, they have been j
unable to secure an appropriation. | ;
Hence it became necessary for A. M. I
Bartlotte. Harry Franklin. Mr. Cham
berlain and other enterprising West j
siders to make a canvass upon their I
own responsibility. The field had been I
"thoroughly scraped," as his honor put |
it, but their success was not what was
looked for. although some money was i
pledged. The West side people want |
some decorations and they want them i
badly, and the chances are that they
will have them. They do not propose '
to pay $9.70 for each trolley pole, but '
they will do the best they can for the
money raised.
Then the West siders do not like an
other thihg. They say the folks over
on Dayton's bluff are "cheeky." The
West side has enough to do without
contributing to "sectional enterprises."
It appears that the other day Day
ton's bluff had a grand blow-out for
the Bluff G. A. R. fund, and their
emissaries penetrated into the four
quarters of the town, selling tickets.
The West side people responded gen
erously, thinking their own funds
would be forthcoming from the general
committee, but they were disappointed.
"Why, they sold twenty-five or
thirty tickets right around my house,"
exclaimed one angry lady. "I think
it was a shame."
The matters will all be looked into,
and if the general committee still re
fuses to do the proper thing, there
will be some very angry people on the
West side.
The people over there want to decor
ate the bridges in a suitable manner.
The high arches of the Robert and
Wal>asha bridges, the tops of which are
100 feet above water, are in sight from
nearly all the incoming trains, and
from all the streets at the top of the
bluff. These structures and the hitrh
bridge should be dressed up in bright I
colors, according to the belief of the !
citizens in the west division. Another
meeting will be held soon, and these
mattoi. will be disposed of. The West
side people will also have a flag rais
ing, probably Saturday afternoon. The
time and place will be announced later.
• » »
The schools selected by the commit
tee on quarters for the veterans, were
supplied with mattresses yesterday.
The Madison school was first provided
There are fifteeu schools to be supplied
but at the rate that orders are pouring
in from all over the country it is ex
pected that that number will have to
bo doubled to hoi»se 1 the immense
throngs. Minnesota, which at first
chose the Webster school as sufficient
finds that it will need two more schools!
• • •
Gen. Mason's order excluding all vehi
cles from the line of parade has been
slightly modified so as to permit De
partme-it Commander William Shake-
speare, of Michigan, to appear and ride
in a carriage. Owing to Gen. Shake
speare's physical infirmities, due to the
rigors of the war, he can neither walk
nor ride a horse.
The department of Massachusetts will
hold a reception at the Windsor hotel
for Mrs. L. A. Turner, national presi
dent of the Woman's Relief corps, and
Mrs. H. S. Reed, national secretary,
Tuesday evening, from 7 to 9 o'clock.
The work of hauling tents to Camp
Mason begun yesterday. A large crew
of men are on the grounds receiving
the tents and setting them up under
the guidance of Capt. Hart.
• • *
Newspaper Row is the first of the
newspaper offices to set the pace. Fes
toons of bunting are suspended from the
windows, the effect being enlivened
with American shields and flags and
pictures of Grant and Lincoln.
The Merchants hotel has, in addition
to the festoonings and flags, large
streamers of red, white and blue de
pending in graceful folds from the top
of the building to the lower story.
Dyer Bros.' building, on upper Fifth
street looks unusually gay and attrac
tive in a brand new suit of decoration.
• • •
Among the encampment visitors will
be Mayor Plngree, of Detroit, of po
tato patch fame, Gen. John C. Black,
ex-pension commissioner, and Gen. E.
S. Bragg, of the famous Iron brigade,
now in Wisconsin politics.
• I •
The committee on stands has made
an iron-clad contract with those who
are to conduot the stands along the
line of march, covering the prices that
can be charged. These prices range
from 60 cents to $1 for a single seat,
depending on the location of the stand.
There Is but one stand where a dollar
will be charged, and that is in the
stand opposite the review stand.
• • •
Saturday's concert, beside affording
the people of St. Paul their first op
portunity to see and hear the living
flag chorus will Include many Interest
ing features. In the vocal line the
Cecillan Ladies' quartette, the Men
delssohn Male quartette; Miss Jessie
Turner, Boprano, and others will fur
nish selections, and the St. Paul La
dles' Mandolin and Violin club will give
two numbers. This last organization
is composed of twenty-eight St. Paul
ladies, and, while unprofessional, its
playing is highly artistic.
The committee desires to impress the
public that this concert will furnish
the only opportunity of hearing the
singing of the Children's chorus. They
will be heard from the grand stand on
the occasion of the parade, but the
conditions at that time will be any
thing but favorable for the public to
get even a fair notion of the capabili
ties of the little ones.
• .» *
The survivors of the Ninth Minne
sota will hold their annual reunion at
the capitol Tuesday at 10 o'clock. At 1
they will take cars for Fort Snelling
in company with the other Minnesota
volunteer organizations.
• • •
Dr. C. A. Van Duzee is hard at work
on the details of the arrangements for
the bicycle parade which is to form
one of the spectacular features of
Grand Army week. In response to re
quests from people on St. Anthony hill
who desire to view the parade without
coming down town, the line of march
has been altered. The formation will
be at Dayton avenue and Grotto street.
The line of parade will be on Dayton
to Western, on Western to Summit, on
Summit to Oakland, on Oakland to
Pleasant, on Pleasant to Sixth, and on
Sixth to Broadway. The divisions will
be made up as follows: first division,
clubs, commander, Archie Matheis;
second division. "Sherman's Bummers"
and other comical features, command
er, Tom Bird; third division, fancy
costumes and wheels; fourth division,
! tandems, triplets, quads, quints and
j sextets, commander, A. J. Holmes;
fifth division, individual wheelmen,
j commander, Clarence Bunker, with
Powers Dry Goods Co. No wheels will
be allowed in the line except those
-which are decorated and which carry
lanterns. The ladies' clubs will be
given a division by themselves, im
mediately following the first division.
Clubs, organizations, groups and indi
viduals desiring places may apply to
the division commanders or to W. T.
j Hutchins, 77 Mackubin street, not later
than Friday noon, as it is hoped that
the official programme can be made up
on that day. The invitation to wheel
men to participate in this parade is a
general one and not limited to St. Paul.
The divisions will form for the parade
as follows: first division on Grotto,
north of Dayton; ladies' division on St.
I Albans, south of Dayton; second divl-
I sion on St. Albans, north of Dayton;
| third division on Dale, north of Dayton;
j fourth division on Dale, south of Day
j ton; fifth division on Kent, . north of
j Dayton. The procession will move
sharply at 8 o'clock, and no wheelmen
will be allowed to join the parade after
[it starts. Chief Goss has promised
| ample police protection so that the
j crowd may not In any manner inter
i fere with the parade, and in addition
| the streets will be roped at the curb,
i Every effort is being made by the man
| agement to obviate all the causes of
■ failures in the past. The street sprink
; lers will make their last trip over the
streets on the line of march early
enough so that there may be no dangfr
of mud.
* » *
The women's headquarters of the G.
A R. is fast being gotten ready for the
coming visitors and the skillful hands
of the women on the decorative com
mittee are turning the old Kittson
home into such a maze of brilliancy
and splendor as its former occupants
never dreamed of. So far the details
of the interior decorations have been
kept a secret by the women, who have
proved beoynd a doubt that a woman
can keep a secret and keep it well.
And the secret will be kept safely from
the public for a few days more, for it
is almost an impossibility for any one
other than the members of the com
mittee to gain admission to the head
quarters, which is under strict military
guard, and one has to run the gauntlet
of a dangerous looking gun in the
hands of a veteran In G. A. R. uniform
before one reaches the threshold even.
Even after the escape from the guard is
made a special policeman and a page
from the Boys' brigade take one in tow.
and it is only after a deal of difficulty
and red tape that one is at last ad
mitted to the committee rooms within
* * *
The entertainment committee of the
women's committee of the G. A. R.
met yesterday morning with the chair
man, Mrs. Furness, at the women's
headquarters and perfected some of the
details of the work for next week.
There was a large and enthusiastic at
* • •
Mrs. Charlotte O. Van Cleve has been
invited as a guest of honor at the D.
A. R. reception to be held at the
women's headquarters during the en
campment and will make a brief ad
dress. She will be entertained at the
home of J. W. Bishop. *
* • •
There will be a general meeting of the
women's committee at the headquar
ters this morning at 10 o'clock. Mrs
Newport desires a full attendance
* ♦ » •
Thaddeus Maltby Chapter, Children
of the Revolution, met yesterday at the
home of Mrs. J. Q. Adams, for re
hearsal of a pretty marching song
which has been written and arranged
especially for this chapter by a St. Paul
Continued on Eigbth Page.
When the President Formed His
Cabinet Francis Was Played
for a PKSce.
BUZZARD'S BAY, Mass., Aug. 24.—
Announcement was made by President
Cleveland at Gray Gables tonight of
the appointment of David R. Francis
ex-governor of Missouri, as secretarj
of the interior, vice Hoke Smith, wh<
recently resigned because of his finan
cial views. Mr. Francis will probably
assume office on Sept. 1, as that is the
date named in Secretary Smith's resig
YYu*_l_ u t«>n Surprised, at .be Nomi
nation of Francis.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 24^— The an
nouncement that the president 'had ap
pointed ex-Gov. Francis, of Missouri, to
succeed Mr. Smith as secretary of the
interior, rather surprised Washington
tonight, more because of the sudden
ness with which it followed on the heels
of the announcement of Mr. Smith's
retirement than because of the select
ion. There was a feeling that the presi
dent would probably select Mr. Smith's
successor from the middle West as
the South was already well represented
in his official family. Speculation there
fore went to Missouri, Indiana and
Illinois, and the names of ex-Gov. Fran-'
cis, ex-Congressman Bynum and others,
naturally suggested themselves. Gov.
Francis took a strong stand in favor
of the gold standard in tho preliminary
battle for delegates to the
Chicago convention, but he and his
associates were disastrously beaten in
his state. During the convention he
was also very active. Since the con
vention he has, it is said by his friends
here, given no public utterance as to
his position with regard to the Chicago
ticket and so far as known, has not, at
hast actively, allied himself with the
movement for the Indianapolis conven
Gov. Francis throughout his politi
cal career has been a strong Cleveland
supporter and warm, friend of Mr.
Cleveland and the administration. It
is recalled that when Mr. Cleveland was
at Lakewood making up his cabinet,
prior to entering upon his second term,
ex-Gov. Francis was .summoned there
and there was a strong impression for
a time that he would be given a port
folio. He had been maypr of St. Louis
and twice governor of Missouri and be
fore Mr. Cleveland's nomination be
came a certairiity, was, pressed for the
presidential nomination.: Gov. Francis
is well known in Washington. He bas
been here frequently and is exceeding
ly popular. He was here only ' a few
days ago and it wae thought when he
left that he had gone to Gray Gables.
Despite the high honors, he has al
ready achived, he is still a compara
tively young man, In the neighborhood
of fifty, strong and vigorous of sunny
temperament and genial disposition.
Although tall of stature, he somewhat
resembles Secretary Moiton in personal
appearance. He has a florid complex
ion, sandy hair and moustache.
Secretary Smith evinced the greatest
satisfaction when he heard the name of
his successor. He said in response to
I have the pleasure of an intimate per
sonal acquaintance with Gov. Francis and
esteem him most highly. He is a man of
marked ability. Of course, I feel a deep in
terest in the department and I do not know
anyone to whom I would more willingly
turn it over.
Secretary Smith immediately telegraphed
his congratulations to Go\\ Francis.
Secretary Smith _ Plana.
ATLANTA, Ga., Aug. 24.— Secretary Smith,
according to his present plans, will leave
Washington on Monday and go to Lincolhton,
N. C, where he will spend- a few days with
his family, who have been there part b-f the
summer. He will then return to Atlanta and
at once resume his law practice. Secretary
Smith does not now contemplate active work
in the political fight. He' regards his step in
leaving the cabinet as the strongest action
he could take in the Interests of the regular
Democratic nominees. That he will later de
termine to speak in the interests of the
ticket is possible.
The New Secretary.
ST. LOUIS, Mo., Aug. 24.— Ex-Gov. David
Bowland Francis is nearly forty-six years of
age. and was born Richmond-, Madison county,
Kentucky. Oct. 1, 1850. Hjs education was
received in Washington university, this city.
His first political position was that of dele
gate to the national convefition of 1884. In
April, 1885. he was elected mayor of St. Loui,.
In 1888 Mr. Francis was elected governor of
Missouri. He has always been a consistent
Democrat. Mrs. Francis \4 a leader in St.
Louis society. They have four children.
His Polar Voyage Abandoned for
Tbia Year.
TROMSOE. Norway. Aug. 24.— Prof. Andree
has arrived here from Dane s Island on board
the Virgo, having apparently abandoned for
this year his attempt to cross the Arctic
regions in a balloon. -
Three Minor Mills.
NEW YORK. Aug. 24.— The South Brooklyn
Athletic club brought off. three contests to
night between welter weights. 'Tommy West,
of Boston, was given the decision over Marty
Kane, of New York in the second round.
Harry Fisher, of Brooklyn, was given the
decision over Charley Johnson, of Philadel
phia, after 12 hard fought rounds. Jimmy
Handler, of Newark, knocked out Jack Reid,
of Ireland, in three rounds^
The Wisconsin Senatorship.
MADISON. Wis., Aug. 24.— The senatorial
situation among the Republicans Is begin
ning to attract a great deal of attention.
Spooner is at present .the only avowed
candidate in the field, but rumors are
afloat of a number of other candidates likely
to be sprung on the legislature. Ex-Go*"**.
Hoard has been talked gf as the candidate
of the Fa Follette wing, b*pt ; hia express denial
of any senatorial aspirarjoss, made at the
state convention, put hijri ont of the race.
Public curiosity is now fixed upon La Follette
himself, as the potential opponent of Col.
Spooner and his friends are daily besieged
with letters from people throughout the state
inquiring as to his intentions. La Follette
himself declines to discuSs the matter.
Death forr Two Tramps.
ST. CLOUD. Minn.. Apij. 24.— A rear-end
collision, caused by Conductor Jones* train
breaking in two, occurred Just east of St.
Cloud on the Great Northern last night. Some
twelve empty cars were derailed and smashed
into kindling wood. Two bodies, badly dis
figured, were removed and now await identi
fication. The two unfortunates were stealing
a ride in an empty box car, '"-which was turned
upside down In the ditch.
Freehorn County Ticket.
Special to the Globe.
ALBERT LEA, Minn., Aufc. 24.— The Repub
licans of Freeborn co_ijty held one of the
largest conventions in the history of the
party in this county. After declaring for Mc-
Kinley, sound money, etc^ John G. Johnson
and Heasy ©rommerhausen were named for
members of the legislature,; and a full county
ticket naosed. *
To Them tbe "Advance Agent of
Prosperity" Made a Regular
Hlj_-b Scbednle Speecb.
CANTON, 0., Aug. 24.-A thousand
workmen from the twenty-eight pot
teries of East Liverpool, 0., traveled
seventy miles this morning to call upon
Maj. McKinley at his home. This
glazed ware industry has been estab
lished in America since Maj. McKinley
was sent to congress from this dis
trict twenty years ago. Chairman W.
L. Smith, Col. J. N. Taylor and W. B.
Blake headed the delegation. The lat
ter is a pottery bench worker and an
eloquent talker. The visitors on the
way to Canton and later on their march
to McKinley's residence, attracted re
cruits until 3,000 enthusiastic, cheering
People gathered about the McKinley
Later in the day a party of seven
carloads of Knox county farmers
trlin d Th^W '^ clal P^nsy™aS 8 a
tram They had the Centerburg, O
Cornet band with them, and no more
CantofthL 0 <L ele * atlon has reoSS
nSE £ they - They marched the
mile from the station to the McKinley
heTded^hf** 1 f ,° rm - A local SSS
headed the parade, with a load of new
mown hay. They were a sturdy look!
ing set of men, and cheer after cheer
™"I U L M thelr ch -imian appeared
D ?H e t ? fl °°f/ ith Ma3 ' McKinley. I?
o_ a K__l W ' ° f ¥° Unt Vernon, a son
Knox voun-ty farmer, made a
neat presentation.
T n =™ epl , y !, ng ' Mr * McKinley said:
Knox f^co ? _n^ eS f^ ia »L ly V meet the farmer s °*
<! f _?f„ count y* _- or the farmers of the United
States form the most conservative force tn
our citizenship and in our civiHzation fan
Plause), a force that has always stood f_
fo.h^lttT^' \ OT Countr *'' for liberty ___
for honesty. (Great applause.) Whatever the
p„iir« m- l e i ncrease <i In numbers and be
cause his best customers are out of work
(Applause and cries of "You are right "(i
do not know that we can decrease the number
nL y t ° U r, comp Itlto1 tltor *-- but with a true American
protective policy we can set your best cus
rffrl 0 T° rk ' (Tremendous cheering )
cf C _?v_r h ? e & or c"e "N ce o ,Pe n d o, b n y oJ-TN C o 0,15 r
™S r , n °' my T fe,low c"l«ns. '(Cries of "Hurl
because" if fC thi nl _ y -"- ) , He Cannot be helped
pecause if the nominal price of grain wer«
to rise through an inflation of thf currency
__n ?hi°% ° f £ - ver y thin X else would rise also'
nS fl he farmer WoUld be relatively no better
off than he was before. He would not git
any more real value for his grain than he
gets now, and would suffer from the general
demoralization which would foUow thlfree
by"^ 01 8i V 6r ' You cannot help The famer
he_,?<! \L C T ag6 of 8llver: he can only be
heliped by more consumers for his products
__, U K. n h no l hel _ Mm by free trade Pr but he
can be hurt and seriously hurt by thefrM
oun°fry CUO _e?L COmP^ ng »«"& int ° "S
;■?„ ™„"„ *? et _* r . a thousand times enlar_e
the markets for American products than to
thi a T $ c ,S? ,nts for the sl'ver product or
the world. (Tremendous cheering and cries
of You are right,") You might just as well
under* and now that you cannot id. " T __ u _
to anything by diminishing the measure or
the value by which the thing i_ sold or ex
changed. If you can increase the value hv
lowering th e> measure of value and -Jou want
to benefit the farmer, then makMh.hS
smaller the pound lighter ? an _ declare a £
dozen less than twelve. (Great laughter.
fanner ?t 6 if h F _ e H !S the , best M *** of the
iarmer. it is his best market it is his nni-o
reliable market it is his only natural " mar!
ket. He should be protected in its eniov-
Sa?ke b t y <,h l on.i ar,ff J ce K giSlatlon ' and thVhome
ma I^ . .sh o u ld not be permitted to be de
stroyed by lessening the demand of American
labor and diminishing the pay of American
workmen and thereby diminishing the de"
mand for agricultural products. (Applause.)
Prosperity of manufacturers is Insepar
able from the prosperity of agriculture. Set
all our wheels in motion, set all our spindles
whirling, set all our men at work on full
time start up the idle workshops of the
country, bring back confidence and business
and the farmer will at once feel the in
fluence in the greater demand for his products
and in the better prices he would receive
(Great applause and cries of "You are right "j
He wants to be protected by wise tariff legis
lation from the competition of the other side
and then he wants the mines and mills and
factories of his own country humming with
busy industry, employing well-paid work
men who can buy and consume his products.
When he has got consumers he wants his
pay for what he sells in such unquestioned
coin that he will know It is good not only to
day, but will be certain to be good every
day in the year in all countries of the world.
(Long and enthusiastic applause.)
I have no fear of the farmer— the most
conservative, the most considerate and the
most sturdy of our splendid civilization. They
are not easily misled. They have no aim in
politics but an honest one. In 1892, when
free trade was the battle cry of our op
ponents, it was said that the farmers would
follow this heresy, but it was not so. It
was the cities which followed the free trade
heresy in this country. (Cries of "That's
right") The country voted for protection
while the great cities did not. So this year
they will vote against free trade and free
silver: they will vote for a home market and
for a dollar as good as gold in every mart
and market of the world. (Great applause.)
Maj. McKinley's response was re
peatedly interrupted with applause,
and it was quite lengthy.
He said the hardships of the
American farmers came from the
fact that the farmers' best customers,
the American workingmen, had been
largely out of work for the past three
years. The Republican party could not
dispose of the competitors, but it could
help the American market for the far
mer. The home market under protec
tion consumed 95 per cent of American
agricultural products. He said that
the home market is the best market;
that the factory was the farmers' best
friend; that prosperity had come to
the farmer through the factories, not
through the mints. He said he had no
fear of the farmers' vote.
In 1892 they had stood firmly and loy
ally against free trade. They would
stand against free trade and free sil
ver this year. That to lower the stand
ard of value would not give the farmer
any actual gain, but the panic of a
free trade and. free silver policy would,
but add to the hardships of the last
three years. He quoted from the presi
dential messages of Fillmore, Jackson
and Buchanan, to show that a low
tariff policy had always worked to the
hardship of agriculture. He said free
silver would not cure over-production
of farm products, or the under-con
sumption of the American people. Free
silver would not close the wheat fields
of Russia. India, or the Argentine Re
public. That the farmer as well as
the working man wanted his pay in an
honest dollar.
Slated for Temporary Chairman at
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Aug. 24.— 1t
has been practfbally settled by the
executive committee of the National
Democratic party, that the temporary
chairman of the convention shall be
taken from the East and the perman
ent chairman from the South. The men
who will preside have been informed
of the fact that their names will nnt
be made public until after the meet-
PRICE TWO CENTS— { „?;_"?_!■*£
ing of the full National dbmmlttee
here one week from tomorrow. Several
names were mentioned at headquar
ters, but the plan seems to be
made that Bourke Cockran, of
New York, be temporary chair
man, and Donelson Caffrey, of
Louisiana, permanent chairman. Mr.
Cockran has not yet engaged quarters
at any of the hotels, but the men at
the head of the movement are confi
dent that he will be in the convention.
John M. Palmer, of Illinois, chairman
of the National committee, will call the
convention to order. It is believed at
headquarters that the convention will
not last longer than two days.
The statement printed In the East
yesterday that Henry Watterson, of
Kentucky, would accept the nomination
for president under certain conditions,
has attracted wide attention at gold
standard headquarters. It is conceded
that the gold standard Democrats of
Kentucky will be an important factor
in the convention, and if they conclude
that Mr. Watterson ought to have the
nomination they may be able to swing
the convention to him. A large force
of men Is engaged in remodeling and
rearranging the hall in which the con
vention will be held, and by the last
of the week, the work will have been
completed. Special attention has been
given to the space set apart for the ac
commodation of the press, and it is
known that this will be all utilized. The
stage has been increased in size so
that it will seat 400 persons.
Sessions of tbe League Convention
Bea-in Today.
MILWAUKEE, Wis., Aug. 24.—Mil
waukee is filled today with distin
guished Republicans from every state
Leonard A. Rosing, the new chairman of
the Democratic state central committee, is
the youngest man who has occupied that re
sponsible position in the history of the party
in Minnesota. Born in Sweden in 1861. he
came to this country with his parents when
eight years of age. The family located in
Goodhue county, where they have since re
sided. Young Rosing, who was educated in
the schools of the district, went into commer
cial life at an early age, and by thrift and
shrewdness laid the foundation for the pros
perous and successful mercantile house that
he is now the head of In Cannon Falls. Mr.
Rosing had a natural fondness for the activ
ities of politics. Without the itch for office,
he early enjoyed assisting others to fight their
battles. A man of firm convictions, he allied
himself with the Democrats, and in 1890 went
into the campaign to help re-elect O. M
Hall. In 1892 Mr. Rosing thought Hall should
be re-elected, but the landslide that carried
from Maine to California, brought here
by the convention of the National
League of Republican clubs. At 10
o'clock tomorrow morning, the conven
tion will open in the exposition build
ing, and there will be one or more ses
sions each day until the work of the
league is completed. The two contests
in the convention will be over the pres
idency and the place of holding the
next meeting. Charles H. Gordon, of
Chicago; John L. Webster, of Omaha,
and D. D. Woodmansee, of Ohio, are
the candidates for the presidency, and
it looks as though there would be a
very spirited contest. The impression
is that Gen. McAlpin and Mr. Gordon
will be the leading candidates. The
cities that are striving to get the next
convention are Boston, Detroit, New
Orleans, Omaha, Portland and Chat
tanooga. At this early day it is impos
sible to tell what city stands the best
show. Gen. McAlpin and his staff ar
rived this morning.
Sonnd Money Men Will Meet To
BOSTON, Mass, Aug. 24.--Consider
able interest is shown in the probable
outcome of tomorrow's state conven
tion of the gold standard Democrats,
and especially as to who will be the
delegates at large to the Indianapolis
convention. The favorites are John C.
Lane, ex-Mayor Nathan Matthews Jr.
and Hon. Thomas J, Gargan. The
fourth selection is even more doubtful
than the others as there are several
aspirants. Speeches will be made by
Col. Fellows, of New York; Assistant
Secretary of the Treasury Hamlin; ex-
Ccngressman William Everett, and
other prominent leaders of the party.
The platform is being drafted by Char
les Warren, of this city, and it is ex
pected that it will emphatically indorse
President Cleveland's administration,
and oppose any compromise with "Mc-
Kanaaa National Democrat**.
TOPEKA, Kan., Aug. 24.— The state con
vention of the gold standard Democracy will
assemble here tomorrow. The chairman of the
state committee, Mr. Kimball, stated tonight
that 300 delegates would, be in attendance.
He added that the cpnvehtion would consti
tute "the flower of the Kansas Democracy."
Thomas Benton, of Leavenworth, has been
slated for chairman of the convention. Among
the few delegates who have arrived here. It
seems to be agreed that the convention will
elect delegates to the Indianapolis convention,
and that they will be instructed to vote for a
new national ticket. It Is doubtful, how
ever, whether the convention will put another
state ticket in the field. The sentiment tonight
seems to be adverse to such action.
Game Laws Defective.
FARGO. N. D., Aug. 24.— Attorneys assert
that the North Dakota game law is in
valid. While the law decieares hunting, ex
cept within certain dates, to be illegal, it pro
vides no penalty for punishment of offenders,
and all suits brought against alleged viola
tors can be successfully contested. If this
be so, money paid for licenses is thrown away.
" i ■ i— a— — w_- _-__/
Is Not at All a Stranger to the Pollcfl
ot the Twin Cities— Details
of the Arrest.
At 2 o'clock this morning Lieut.
I'othen and a detail of officers arrested
Harry White and Harry Rosenquist
at the residence of Mrs. White, Harry,
White's mother. The arrest is a very
important one as it is believed by the
police that the two men under arrest
are the men wanted for the murder of
Thomas Curlin at Lake Elmo on Satur
day night. Both are young men, about
twenty-two years of age. Harry White
is a brother of Joe or "Speck" White,
who is now doing a life sentence at
other good men into retirement brought fle
feat to Mr. Hall. In 1894 Mr. Rosing was
persuaded against his will to run for the state
senate in the Twenty-first district. He was
defeated, but he made a gallant fight, and
reduced the normal Republican majority of
the district very materially. This is the only
time he ran for office. He has served on
local and congressional committees, and his
ability as an organizer and his md 'fatlgable
energy, of the sort that never recognizes de
feat, won for him the attention of older and
more experienced politicians. When the re
organization of the state central committee
was begun, Mr. Rosing was pointed out as
a likely candidate for the chairmanship. His
election to that Important office was a blow
to the Republicans of the state, who know his
resources and ability as a manager and work r
Mr. Rosing is the father of three children'
and lives with his family In the prettiest town,
in the Cannon valley.
Stillwater, for the murder of James
R. Harris, of Minneapolis.
Not much is known about the case
or the exact nature of the case against
the men and neither one would do any
talking after they had been arrested
and locked up. The arrest was made
on information given yesterday to the
police at Stillwater. The authorities
were informed that White and Rosen
quest were at Lake Elmo on the night
of the murder and were seen a number
of times between dark and 11.30 o'clock.
He Defends It In the Canadian Par.
OTTAWA, Ont, Aug. 24.— The debate
on the address was proceeded with in
the house of commons today. Mr. Mc-
Innls, member for Vancouver, B. C,
moved its adoption, and Mr. Lemleux',
member for Gaspe, seconded the mo
tion. Sir Charles Tupper, as leader of
the opposition, replied. He stated that
Mr.. Laurier was returned to the power
on other than the real issues of the
day. The people have not pronounced
on the trade policy of the late govern
ment; the government had secured
power by pursuing one course of tac
tics in Quebec and another in Ontario,
Sir Charles admitted that he had made
a mistake in underestimating the im
portance of the matter. He also frank
ly admitted that he had been disap
pointed at the result in the province of
Quebec. Sir Charles Tupper, in con
clusion, said that American government
would not consent to renew the reci
procity treaty of 1854.
Mr. Laurier made a very eloquent
reply. He said the government of Sir
Charles Tupper was defeated because
it refused to reform the fisc_l policy,
because it was corrupt and extrava
gant and because instead of appealing
to the intelligence and common sense
of the people of Quebec, he appealed
to their religious prejudices. As to the
Interview in the Chicago press, he
(Laurier) was only carrying out that
policy which was outlined when the
late government appointed a joint com
mission to look into the canal system.
It was his desire to be honest and out
spoken in regard to the dealings of
Canada with their neighbors and,
therefore, he had no hesitation in say
ing that treatment of American fisher
men by Canada in 18S6-S7 and in 1888
was not such as It should be and at
one time a commercial war was in
sight between the two countries.
Profit for Winnlpeir'N Fair.
WINNIPEG, Man., Aug. 24.— Tho late ex
hibition made net profit, of over ?5,000. Thl»
is regarded as a very goad showing and pre-.
paratlons have already begun for next year's
fair. Aid. Andrews spoke of what he hag
learned from an inspection of tho :,I!_neso'_>
state fair, and it Is likely Manager HeubAch
will visit the state fair In order to get
pointers for next year.

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