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VOL. XIX.— NO. 270.
Weather for Today—
Local Mioncr»i Cooler.
tills Sound MoiM') Urniiinstriition,
Republican County Ticket Xnmed.
State Political Gosnlit.
>r\V!« of MiimeapoliM.
Palmer Speaks at Baltimore.
ClaMlt in Bay State Convention.
PAtiJS 4.
II r> it ii on IloHtoii Common.
SlcKlnley Talktt to Worklngmen.
Hooaiers "Win tlie Second (up Game.
Results In the National League.
Whitc-Dlxon FiK"t a Draw.
Commercial Asenoj Reports.
Stocks Steadily Rising.
llm- Silver C 5 5-Be.
Cash Wheat In Chicago Ott l-4c.
Muddle Over Doctors' Tickets.
AVaiits of the People.
Xew* of the Courts.
Board of Kquulizers Adjourn.
Met— Romola. 2.30.
— Mikli A<lo About Noflilnjr. S.I 5.
Grand— Midnight Bell, 2.30; 8.15.
NEW YORK— Arrived: Weimar, from
Bremen; Manitoba, from London; Norman
nia, from Hamburg; Habana. from Havana;
Banan, from Kingston. Sailed: Panama, for
Bordeaux; La Gascogne, for Havre; Lucania,
for Liverpool; Fulda, for Genoa via Gibraltar;
Maasdam, for Rotterdam via Boulogne; Fur
nessia, for Glasgow; Italia, for Genoa and
HAMBURG — Arrived: Fuerst Bismarck,
from New York.
QUEEN STOWN— Sailed: Teutonic, from
Liverpool for New York.
LIVERPOOL— Arrived: Britannic, from
New York. Sailed: Tauric, for New York.
SOUTHAMPTON— SaiIed: Augusta Victo
ria, for New York.
BREMERHAVEN— Arrived: Aachen, from
New York. _^
John Boyd Thacher remains the other
kind of a Democrat.
Aha! A bushel of wheat is now worth
more than an ounce of silver.
Connecticut and Mr. Bryan parted
company without a tear on either side.
Uneasy lie some heads that do not
wear a crown. Ask John Boyd Thacher.
Mr. Bryan is now beginning to
he had not voted for Mr. Weaver in
Chicago is selling ice with typhoid
germs in it without increasing the
price of the ice.
John R. Gentry has only to increase
his speed a little to turn the profes
sional bicyclist green with envy.
«•» — _ _
This is the season of the year when
n-e may expect to hear from that other
"boy orator," Caspar W. Whitney.
Has anybody the authority to declare
the debate between Charles A. Pills
bury and the Chicago Tribune closed?
The two-minute horse is coming up
the pike. He has only half a sicond
to clip off the time of John R. Gen
It .is stated that McKinley may carry
Missouri. It may be also stated that
Bryan may carry Maine — some other
A New York man ate sixty-six eggs
on a wager Thursday. He is now
charged with trying to corner the egg
. — .»_.
Capt. Gen. Weyler is planning a big
battle to crush Cuba. By the way, why
didn't the astute general plan this big
battle a long time ago?
This seems according to eternal fit
ness. The toughest man in the Chi
cago bicycle race is from Minneapolis.
He rode 273 miles before dismounting.
The coal trust isn't looking for a
warm winter. Everybody is hoping that
the coal trust will strike something
hot in this world or the next.
The Philadelphia Liberators' league
has started on the work of freeing the
slaves of Africa. It has work enough
for this winter and several other win
Zella Nlcolaus' husband has been
sent to the Chicago workhouse as a
common tramp. The people of Chicago
never have appreciated Zella's hus
Fay Templeton manages to keep her
self before the public, but keeps out
f>f sight of her manager. She has
eloped with a nephew of John W ana
Minnesota has gone through the sea
son with flying colors, but now a cloud
Is rising on the horizun. Senator Peffer
Is coming here to make speeches In Oc
New York is worrying less about
whether McKinley, Bryan or Levering
will be elected president than about
who is to be the leader of the 400 this
"Coin" Harvey Is having h|s little
troubles too. A couple of Kentuckians
have made affidavit that he was for
merly a member of the Ku-Klux-Klan
down there.
Reform appears to be making some
headway even in New Jersey. An anti
tobacco association down there has
succeeded in inducing a woman of 107
to throw away her pipe.
The price of a stolen kiss has been
fixed by the circuit court of Illinois. A
farmer purloined a kiss frcm a pretty
girl, and she asked for $15,000. The
court gave her $250.
So many apples have been raised this
year that the farmers cannct give
them all away. And yet a tree at
Ligonier, Ind., has added insult to in-
Jury by bearing' three crops.
By the Fire of the Soldier* Win
Are Fighting; for Sound
It was a grand evidence of the ever
increasing intensity of the patriotism
of the American people.
The mass meeting last night at the
Auditorium, which drew out over 6,000
people, was one of the first real tests
of the campaign of the real and true
sentiment of the voters of St. Paul. The
result gratified the most sanguine.
Gen. Daniel Edgar Sickles, who took a
conspicuous part in the great demonstration
of last evening, Is one of the landmarks of
American history. He laid the foundation of
an honorable public career as long ago as
1847, when he was elected a member of New
York, his native state. He was one of the
sturdy Democrats who responded to the pres
ident's call for men to defend the integrity
of the nation, and in this crisis he takes no
half-way measures, but comes out boldly for
McKinley and national honor. Gen. Sickles
was elected to congress in 1857, and re-elected
in 1859. In 1861 he organized the Excelsior
brigade, and marched to the war as a colonel.
He was soon given the rank of brigadier
general, and later was made a major gen
eral. He was noted for his gallantry on
many fields of battle. Almost every one
I There was left no room for doubt but
that the cause of sound money had
gathered its disciples into a resistless
army. Those who were still tenacious
ly clinging to the other side felt their
confidence in the Chicago platform and
the Boy of the Platte severely shaken.
To put It in the language of Gen.
Alger, it was a bi-partisan meeting,
for there in the group of distinguished
speakers on the stage was a man who
proved himself the lion of the hour.
It was Gen. Daniel Sickles, who like
David B. Hill had once said with pride
"I am a Democrat." There were also
in that notable group other great men
and men of national fame. There was
Gen. Russell A. Alger, of Michigan, ex
governor of the Wolverine state, and
often spoken of as a presidential can
didate. There was Gen. O. O. Howard,
a hero and a fighter whose name is a
household world In every family of
patriots. There were also Gen. Thomas
J. Stewart, Corporal lanner, MaJ. J.
W. Burst, Col. Geo. H. Hopkins and
W. C. Beer. Miss Sickles and Stanton
Sickles accompanied the general.
It was a meeting never to be for
gotten. St. Paul certainly rarely wit
nessed such a noisy demonstration. Old
and young were fairly swept off their
feet in the keenness of their enthusi
asm, and the old soldiers who sat
there under the eyes of their old-time
commanders, leaped and shouted, while
the color sergeants waved the flags in
wild gestures. The din was heard for
blocks. A hundred or so Bryan dis
turbers, who assembled In one section
of the gallery, started in to break up
the meeting and stampede the enthusi
asm, but their efforts were as puny as
those of a dinner pail to stop an In
coming tide. They were ridiculed,
roasted, scored, jeered and, worst of
all, snubbed and finally forgotten. It
was left to that grand old soldier and
statesman. Gen. Sickles, to make them
huntgjheir holes In trepidation and hu-
miliation. At one time the situation
was really exciting. A Bryan rooter
defied all laws of common politeness
and persisted in yelling at the top of
his voice. He was removed over the
heads of the people by a squad of po
lice officers who used slight gentleness
in snaking him out; snaking is the
only word which expresses it.
Hundreds clamored for admission
who could not get as far as the inner
doors, and the demand for space was
so great that even the platform was
confiscated by dozens of the hearers.
Ex-Gov. A. R. McGill nresided over
the meeting. He said the gathering
had been called in the interests of
good government, good money, ■ and
good morals, and was cheered for the
statement. He denied that it was to
be a partisan meeting, and said that
in proof of its non-partisan character
there were celebrated speakers pres
ent who had always been Democrats
and who left the party through the
heresies espoused in the Chicago plat
form. The chairman said that the
country was facing a crisis which was
especially dangerous, but he had con
fidence in the American people and
knew the danger would be faced
squarely. He informed the distin
guished visitors that on the third of next
November Minnesota would roll up a
clean majority of 40,000 for McKinley
and sound money, a statement that
brought repeated cheers. Ex-Gov. Mc-
Gill then introduced the first speaker
of the evening. Gen. O. O. Howard.
The latter said in substance:
"I wish to confine a large portion of
my remarks to my old comrades in
arms, whom I see before me in great
knows that the brave soldier has but one
leg, and everybody that knows anything
about the war knows that he left the other
at Gettysburg. In 1865 he was sent on a con
fidential mission to the republics of South
America. He was fond of army life, and on
his return from South America he entered the
regular army with the rank of colonel, and
remained in that office with the FortY-sec
ond infantry for two years. In 1869 he was
placed on the retired list with the full rank
of major general. In the samu year he was
appointed minister to Spain. In 188S Gen.
Sickles became the chairman of the New
York civil service commission, and in 1890
he was elected sheriff of Kings county. New
York. He was elected to the Fifty-third con
gress as a Democrat, and was prominent in
that body. Gen. Sickles is a most vigorous
champion of the sound money cause.
numters. I was unable to be present
with you two weeks ago, when you
were all here, but, comrades, I was
thinking of you constantly. I asked
on my way up here on the train of
an old soldier, what regiments were
represented here in Minnesota, and
I was told that every regiment in the
United States was represented. I
know a great deal about the gallant
boys you sent from this great state to
the war. I remember the old First.
We were together at Antletam and
other battles. What would we have
d-.vne if the Army of the Tennessee,
in the Fourth corps, at Gettysburg
and at every point where wave men
were needed, if we had not had Minne
sota at our backs?
"I expect and know your patriotism
will prompt you next November, as it
has prompted you in the past. We
must never resurrect the serpent of
anarchy and rebellion. Wo must main
tain the president of the United States
as an Independent executive, an of
ficial who shall not be trammeled with
the hobbies of a Tlllman or an Alt
geld." (Cries of "Down with Anar
With reference to reciprocity, Hen. Jamea
G. Blame (great applause and cheering, which
was renewed again and again) telegraphed me
in 1861, asking if I wou!3 take the First
Maine regiment for three years. With fear
and trembling I said yes, after much con
sultation. That same James Q. Blame, who
was my lifo-long friend, was very much in
favor of a principle that, the more my coun
trymen looked at it, the better they liked It
It was very much in the line of free trade'
And let me illustrate what I think his prin
ciple te. When I was a little fellow and
going out to a party, I would think of a
young lady taking my arm and walking home
with me, after it was over, and I would
tremble at the thought. But I would sum
mon up my courage ana I would say the
necessary words, and when I said It, and she
said yes. and put her arm in mine, that was
reciprocity. (Much laughter and applause)
Bring in the products that we do not pro
duce, and send off the products that we do
produce. (Laughter.) That was Jamea G
Blaine'g great principle, and how any Demo
crat could have voted against that is beyond
ray conception. (Much applause.) But, com
rades, we have got over all that nonsense
now, and Democrats and Republicans look
ing at the old flag, have got hold of 'hands
and they have got a little reciprocity. (Great
applause and cheering.) That reciprocity be
twen themselves will make It easy far us to
have reciprocity beyond the waters. Reci
procity and protection together, and you have
a good team. (Applause.)
I nave only a: word more to say. The gov
ernment that our fathers established for us
i» a good one. It Is belter than any ather i
that has been established upon the face of
the earth.
The great constitution Yarn three Indepen
dent parti put together like a solid tri
angle in architecture of strongest possible
form. There is the independent executive,
with independent departments, each indepen
dent of the others— that is com
paratively independent of the others.
He does not ask' what he must
do. And there is ' the American con
gress, the magnificent congress that makes
our laws, and there Is the supreme court
that in all our mind* stands far above the
rest. (Applause.) Now. in the platform of
those whom we oppose today they have not
said very much, but MiW indicated some
things. They have indicated that they do
not want the president JOXsarry out his oath
and execute the laws of the land, especially
when riots are concerned. (Applause.) They
have Indicated that they don't want the
courts to do their duty, to arrest criminals
and to see them punished; They are going
to revise the courts and 'get them under the
direct thumb of the rioters. (Applause.) But
you will find this great populous county will
not permit it.
Ex-Gov. Alger, of Michigan, upon being
introduced by ex-Gov. M«G111, spoke as fol
lows: Mr. Chairman, Comrades and Fellow
Citizens: In addressing you this evening, I
bring no eloquence in my own speech, but
I bring what testimony I may be able to give
on the question now at issue. We have
traveled through the great state of Wiscon
sin since we started on this tour and our first
meeting was in her state house in the hours
of the morning. The presiding officer was
Senator Vilas, of Wisconsin. My colleagues
were there. Men of heretofore opposite po
litical faith, and among them that rock
ribbed Democrat, Gen. Sickles. It seemed
strange to be there with these men and join
ing them in the supix>rt of a common politi
cal platform. But it is m all over the coun
try. All are now standing upon the same
platform and combining to protect the honor
of our country. There tent a business man,
a laborer or a home in this country that has
not felt the awful pall, that has settled upon
us. What is the reason for this condition
of affairs? (A voice from the audience, "Gold
standard." Hisses and faint efforts at cheer
ing in one part of the hall made a reply
from Gov. Alger impossible for a moment, and
then he said: "l will leava the answer to that
accusation to Gen. Sickles, but I fear what
he will say will fall upoa some ears incapa
ble of understanding."
After the laughter occasioned by this retort
had subsided, Gov. Alger continued:
"We have this depression, and we know
Hie cause to be a lack of confidence. Since
the advent of this new party, business men
will not invest their money at 100 cents on the
dollar with the prospect of being repaid at
50 cents on the dollar. <.•■ clause.) What we ]
wint to do is to establish the fact that this
great country is going teistand for integrity
and honor, and business Vevival will "follow
Boys, thirty years ago you enlisted for this
cause of honor; you burted loved ones on
the field of battle; you returned home crip
pled and maimed for life; but you came
home proud that you have saved your glorious
country. Far better had you let it go down
In the vortex of war than to have returned
to see its obligations repudiated and its
credit gone by one-half.
We have ?460,000,000 which, according to
Mr. Bryan himself, would go into hiding if
the cause of free silver should triumph. What
would take its place? With all the mints
in the country running to their greatest ca
pacity it would take ten years to supply the
shrinkage in the volume of our currency. ■
In a talk such as I am 'making It is neces
sary to talk politics. Four years ago the
party which would foist free silver upon the
country gave us a pill and we took it. We
know the result, and now they again offer us
another pill, far more bitter, and have a
lot of idiots running around advocating its
use. A man high up in your gtate said to
me today: "I always bave been a silver
man, but on this issue I confess I don't know
how to vote. I am not favorably inclined
toward the congressional candidate from my
district, Charte- A. Towne, and I positively
cannot stand the Chicago platform and the
boy nominated by the party which framed
This country is too dear to be handed
over to parties seeking power at the hands
of the people, and who would overthrow the
United State 3 supreme court and plunge the
country into anarchy and ruin. We must be
at our posts, comrades, from now until the
3d of November. Then let your votes be cast
for William McKinley and American honor.
Some weeks ago I was in Birmingham.
Eng., one of the greatest manufacturing
cities of Europe, and I said to my friend
who was showing me about, "You seem to
be very busy here." He *ald, "Yes, are you
not busy in the Uni-ted SUtee?" I said, "No,
I am sorry to say we are not." But I say to
you here tonight, my friends, that after Nov.
4, 1897, we will be busy. Then the fires will
be started in our furnaces and we will keep
them burning and smoking, whether Birming
ham smokes or not. (Applause.)
A scene of the most intense enthus
iasm, and at the same time one of the
most dramatic which ever occured in
the auditorium, was during the great
speech of Gen. SickJes. This aged war-
rior, crippled and (Compelled to sit In
his chair during- his long address, and
yet too patriotic, too courageous, too
enthusiastic, to give Up, hurled de
fiance and ridicule p,t the gang of Bryan
"rcoters" which gathered in the gal
leries with the too evident purpose of
disturbing the meeting:. The thunder
of his tones, the intensity of his anger
and the sharpness of his sarcasm have
rarely been equaled. Time and again
as the general was In the height of his
eloquence there would come a bawl
from some silver craak in the gallery,
and at last the patience of the speaker
was exhausted. "Hurrah for Bryan,"
yelled the ringleader of the disturbers,
and there was a spasmodic response.
"My friends," began the general over
again, "No matter whether you differ
with me or not, yo^ are welcome, that
is so long as you art decent. When I
came to St. Paul, I came to a city of
ladles and gentlemen, and I am always
wiilinsr and arlad to meet them. But
I did not come here to meet black
guards," he exclaimed, half rising from
his chair, In the intensity of his wrath.
"As long as the dissenters are polite,
they may remain. I have comrades
»nough in this vast audience to clean
>ut the disturbers. I have only one
thing more to say, and that is if they
continue, I will lead my comrades to
the attack." Long cheers. (A cry of,
"That's right, give them more grape
and canister.")
"Now I have a favor to ask of this
audience. I want every man, woman
and child who wants a polite and fair
discussion here tonight, and who is
a, friend of that great leader, William
McKinley, to rise to his feet." Instant
ly the great throng arose. Not one re
mained, and a wild shout of approval
went up, mixed with cheers for Mc-
"And now," continued the old war
rior with withering sarcasm, "let every
man who has come here under Instruc
tions to create disorder and yell for
Bryan, stand up and be counted."
Not a man rose from his seat. Gen.
Sickles gazed around for a few mo
ments, and then said with quiet em
phasis: "They have either gone home
or else they are afraid. How I hate a
coward. I love and can meet a brave
man, but a coward— bah, I will take
no further notice of tnem. Send the
curs to their kennels." It was not the
words of the old general, but his in
tense feeling which made thousands of
people gaze in awe at the old fighter
Proceeding with his speech, which
was often punctuated and interrupted
with the wildest cheering for McKinley
Gen. Sickles said:
General Sickles spoke as follows-
Mr. President, Comrades, Ladies and Gen
tlemen: I appreciae my welcome by this
great audience. I have seen in it a proof of
the profound and universal interest felt in
the present canvass. I sometimes in these
days ask myself, "Why is it that I am tak
ing part in this great debate? I am an old
man, past seventy. Whatever ambition I
have had is more than satisfied. No party
has anything to offer me that I desire
or would accept. My race, in the course of
nature, is nearly run. Why need I take
part in such strife?" My answer to myself
is this: "I could not help it. (Great ap
plause.) I could not look on indifferently
and see the institutions and welfare of my
country menaced by a powerful political or
ganization and lift no hand, feeble though ft
■might by, to avert the blow." And therefore
I am here tonight.
My friends, as I was unable to stand with
Jeff Davis on his platform in those days, by
a parity of reasoning I am unable to stand
Russell Alexander Alger was born in La
fayette, Medina county, Ohio, Feb. 27, 1836.
He was left an orphan at eleven years of
age, worked on a farm until he was eighteen,
attending school in the winters, and then,
after teaching, studied law and was admit
ted to the bar in 18. r >9. He began to practice
in Cleveland, but was forced by impaired
health to remove to Grand Rapids, Mich.,
where he .engaged in the lumber business.
He became captain in the Second Michigan
cavalry ait the beginning of the war, and at
Boonesville, Miss., July 1, 18G2, was sent by
Philip H. Sheridan, then colonel of that reg
iment, to attack the enemy's rear with ninety
today on the platform of the Chicago con
vention. (ADplauae.)
I came out West to talk to soldiers. They
know me and I know them. (A voice, "That is
right.") They know where to find me and I
know where to find them. (Laughter and
applause.) Their friends are my friends.
Their enemies are my enemies. (A voice
"You are right, general.") (Applause.) They
may not all agree with me in my views of
public affairs, but they at least will do Justice
to the sincerity and loyalty of my motives.
I gave something of vitality and body to my
country on the field of batle, as your chair
man has kindly mentioned. Why should I not
give what is left of me now to my country
(loud and prolonged applause), and for my
country's force? Why am I here, I ask my
self again— a Democrat? (Laughter.) By
lineage, by tradition, by father and fore
fathers, from the beginning of the govern
ment to this hour, a Democrat? Why am I
here? Certainly not because I take any par
ticular interest in tariff, which makes my
friend Howard so enthusiastic. (Laughter.)
There are many differences of opinion be
tween your illustrious candidate for presl •
dent and myself, and the tariff is one of
them. But I say. If my house is on fire,
should I stop and ask the firemen who came
to put It out what taey thought about the
tariff? (Laughter and applause.) Gen. How
ard can keep his tariff notions and salt them
down and I will salt mine down. (Laughter.)
(A voice, "I will go with you.") But I feel
as your great Douglas, when he wrote to
Lincoln offering his services to save the
Union and flag. "Let me and my children have
a country to live In, and we will settle all
political differences afterward." (Prolonged
applause.) As a Democrat, of course I read
the Chicago platform with some solicitude.
Now I know Mr. Bryan quite well. I
served' in congress with him. Perhaps it was
my blindness and stupidity, but I never saw
any presidential timber in him. (Laughter.)
He was an amiable man— an agreeable com-
But he knows all about finance. He knows
all about the working and management of
th!s government — he has had so much ex
perience. (Laughter.) To be sure, as a law
yer he never received any practice. As an
editor, he never received more pay than the
salary of an average reporter, but for states
manship, he is the shining light of the cen
tury. (Laughter.)
I don't object at all to young men having
a chance. I have had my chance. Why
shouldn't the boys have their chance? It
isn't at all necessary, you know, to elect.
(Laughter.) But g've them a chance and let
them run. (Laughter.) Let them practice,
you know, twenty-five or thirty years hence,
who knows but Bryan might make a pretty
fair presidential candidate, if he studies hard.
(Laughter.) . , "
And yet, before I take my leave of you, I
do want to say a very few earnest words
suited to the gravity of what Is before us.
This leads me to ask again, "Why am I
here?" I am here because I am opposed to
sectionalißin, and sectionalism is foreshadowed
in the proceedings of the Chicago convention
and in an attempt to divide this country once
more into sectional lines.
The rebellion grew out of sectionalism, and
the veterans who are here, and their com
rades all over the land, know too well, what
it cost us to put that rebellion down. Five
hundred thousands of live* and uncounted
millions of treasure.
A million homes left desolate. Widows,
sisters, fathers anid mothers. Our country
covered with grave* of the noble heroes •*&-
rificed to maintain and preserve our unity.
We cannot tolerate, will not tolerate,, any
man representing any party who attempt*
again to disregard the solemn admonitions
of Washingtoin to frown down every attempt
to set one portion of our countrty against
another. (Applause.) That farewell address
of Washington to frown down every attempt
countrymen just a century ago, on the 19th
of September, 1796. v> r ill the American peo
ple listen to the teachings of a Tillman and
close their ears to the admonition of a Wash
ington? (Cries of "Never." "Never.")
Ag #1,1 why am I here? Because I am as op
posed to mob rule, as Gen. Howard is. (Ap
plause.) As every good soldier is. We are
told in the Chicago plaform, in language
vague, but easily read between the lines, you
may have more Chicago riots. You may
have them here or in New York or In Bos
ton or anywhere in our country, and if your
mayor chooses to fold his arrms and let the
habit go on, and your governor chooses to
turn a deaf ear to the appeals of the people
for protection of their rights of personal
property you are told that under those cir
cumstances let the habit have ita way. The
president of the Un'ted States and courts of
the United States shall be powerless to in
terpose for the protection of the citizens.
(Cries of "Never.")
The people of this country rule, yes, but
not by mobs. They rule at the ballot box. (Ap
plause.) They rule through laws made by
their sovereign wills. They rule through the
instrumentality of power created by our con
stitutions and laws exercised by men, sworn
to do their duty. All the power of this coun
try, mun'cipal, state and federal, is pledged
to protect you and to protect me and our
ch'ldren against mobs. (Applause.) The con
stitution of the United States gives to us a
republican form of government. Is mob rule
a republican form of government? (A voice:
"No; Populistic") Well, we will adhere to
the constitution of the United States and we
will trample on the Chicago platform. (Ap
"But, speaking of Bryan, I am remind
ed of what was once said of him. You
never know where his memory leaves
off and his imagination begins. But he
is such a nice young man, and was a
good boy. (Laughter.) I thought we
had killed the serpent of rebellion and
picked men. The Confederates were routed,
but Capt Alger was wounded and taken
prisoner. He escaped the same day. Feb. 28,
1563, he became colonel of the Fifth Mich
igan cavalry, and June 28 his command was
the first to enter the town of Gettysburg.
At the close of the war he was given the
brevets of brigadier general and major gen
eral of volumeers. He then resumed the
lumber business in Detroit, Mich., and has
acquired a fortune. In 1884 he was the suc
cessful Republican candidate for governor of
Michigan, serving from 1885 to 1887. His ben
efactions to the poor of the city of Detroit
have bten noteworthy.
sectionalism at Antietam. I can not
understand how a man can blot out the
love of his flag because he confesses to
the belief of state sovereignly. (More
interruptions from Bryan faction, and
answers from McKinley faction of
'Down with anarchy.') Let them dare
to destroy the senate. Let them dare
put their hands upon the supreme court
of the United States.
"But I am a Democrat. (Laughter.)
And being a Democrat you ask why am
I here. Because the national conven
tion, of my party adopted a revolution
ary' platform, and nominated candi
dates who are ridiculous. (Cheers.) If
I had been as patient as my good
friend Gov. Hill, of New York, who is
also a Democrat (laughter) I would
have imitated him and sat on the gar
den wall for sixty days until I decided
which side to drop on. But I did not
have long to think it over. One hour
after the wires brought to me the out
line of the Chicago platform, I cast my
support for William McKinley. (Long
and loud cheers.)
"My friends in the old party asked
m« to wait, to assist in keeping the
Democracy together for the future, but
I answered that it was my duty first
to keep the country together. Of
course, it is a good thing to keep the
family together, but when small pox
breaks out, it is best to scatter until
the house has been fumigated. Wait
until the sweet bye and bye, and then
we old Democrats will settle with you
folks. (Laughter.) It's Just as my
friend Alger said, this is not a partisan
meeting, it is a bi-partisan meeting.
There may be a wide opinion on many
matters between my opinions and those
of William McKinley, but there is a
gulf infinitely wider and deeper be
tween my opinions a.nd those of the
Chicago platform. (Cheers.) The peo
ple of the West are the children of the
people of the East. As long as I have
breath in my body, I shall strive to
prevent the child from forgetting its
mother, or the mother from straying
from the child. There shall be no sec
tionalism between the East and the
West, the North and the South.
"I am not as temperate in my speech,
or as gentle in my manner as Washing
ton. I am not content to frown upon
the enemies of the country. I would
crush them, whoever or wherever they
may be. I would tell those who are
assailing the government, the courts,
the very foundation of the nation, that
they are reawakening the old heresies
that cost the country a half million lives.
The Chicago platform reaffirms here
sies and opinions far more traitorous
and dangerous than those espoused by
Jeff Davis, for he only said to the goys-r
Continued on Elgblh l'a X «.
President of the Council Wan (»:i 4
splcuous In tue Only Fray «»f
the Day,
County Ticket—
A tailor D. M. SULLIVA*
Treasurer f. E. ELM UNO
Register of Deeds E. G. KRAHMKR
Attorney g. A. ANDERSO.V
Abstract Clerk E. W. BAZILLB
Coroner DR. J. C. NELSON
Court Commissioner CAPT. GALLIC^
District Court Judge*—
Superintendent of Sdhools.HENßY G. BLAKU
County Commissioners— City, S. E. KEL
Legislative Ticket-
First Ward FRED M. LLOViy
Second Ward W. W DUNN
Third Ward G. A. DALLIMORE
Sixth Ward. E. E. McDONALIJ
Seventh Ward t. B SCOTT
Eighth Ward s. B. CARTEPI
Tenth. Eleventh and Country.. C. H. McGILL
In a convention remarkable for thd
harmony displayed when the numbetf
of candidates presented is considered,
the Republicans of Ramsey county]
nominated a county ticket yesterdays
The result of their deliberations did not
vary widely from the predictions made!
on Monday. With a single except lor*/
the candidates that were expected tot
win out were named yesterday. Thafi
exception J. W. Pinch, a candidate foe
county attorney, who had generally beei*
considered a sure winner.
The convention was unwieldy an*
-disposed to be uproarious at times to»
the evident annoyance of the chairman
whos» voice, husky from over muet*
campaign exercise, was at times raise<|
in threatening protest against somai
of the delegations that persisted *inj
making life a burden to every one in*
the hall. The crowd was large, too..
and seldom has Market hall had so.
large an audience throughout the pro-
ceedings of a political meeting. Th«
spectators overran that portion of the,
hull set apart for the delegates a»4|
made even more trouble than the "in*
harmonious Ninth." as the chairman
was pleased to designate the eq.uab
blors from that section of the city. Th«
Ninth ward has troubles of its own an<|
attempted to drag its disputes into th«
convention at every stage. One of tha
delegates was willing to paralyze that
eminent and peaceful statesman, Tim
Reardon, and shook his flst under the
old man's nose, but Mr. Reardon waved
the belligerent aside and friends of th«
interested parties prevented an out
break before the aergeant-at-arina
cculd show his authority. This wrang
ling in the Ninth was manifested upon
every possible occasion and finally, dur*
ing the nominating speeches for coro-*
ncr, Mr. Reardwn took the platform
and urged the nomination of the candi
date from that ward as a precautionary
measure. ''We have a disturbing ele*
ment in our ward," he said, "and we
need a physician up there. I am tuld
the candidate from the Ninth is welj
versed in the dressing of broken head*
and his services will certainly be lit
demand up in my neighborhood soon.' 1
The Third ward, too, made som*
tt ruble for the chairman, because a(
the rebellious and ill-mannered youth^
ful delegates who dared at times tor
protest against the methods of that
eminent and worthy political leader,
Col. S. Lowensteln. When the troubles
of the Ninth ward were not before tha
convention, the refractory delegates!
from the Third were keeping Lowrn
stein busy making apologies for his bacl
The first vote of the convention ire
which any great interest was taken
was that for sheriff. Chapel, it wa«
ci needed by all save the Mabon, fol
lowing, had enough votes to win on th«
first ballot. Col. Milham came to thQt
front in Mabon 's toehalf during the
noon recess, offering to withdraw from,
the contest if all his supporters would
vote for Mabon. But he couldn't swingi
them all into line even if Milham had
not taken this stand tt la claimed that
Chapel would have had miore thai?
enough to nominate on the first ballot*
The result showed what Chapel ha<f
claimed all along — that he had a foU
lowing that could not be diverted and*
Ms strength was such that neither ot
the other two candidates could hay«
hoped for a stampede In their favor.
People who ought to know what they,
are talking about, give Chapel the
credit of having organized the strong*
est machine any Republican candi
date ever had in Ramsey county.
The action of the convention In re*
nominating Judge Otis was anticipated!
and did not meet with serious oppoJ
sition though there was some manl-'
festation of disfavor when J. E. Mark
ham made his splendid speech noml-;
nating Judge Otis and urging noa-*
partisanship In the selection of a judl- 1
cial ticket. Late though the hour wasv
and tired as the delegates were, they]
were roused by Mr. Markham an<*
cheered the man as wen as the sentLJ
ments he uttered.
S. A. Anderson, the young man nomU
nated for county attorney, made a good
impression on the audience. He 19
young, as he confessed, and was put
forward by bis law partner, L.. T«
Chamberlain, ex-county attorney, and
now general counsel of the Northern,
Pacific. J. W. Plnch'a failure to gel;
, the nomination was a surprise to man*
who have been given to understand
that he was the favorite "machln^'i

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