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VOL,. XIX.— NO. 289.
THURSDAY, OCT. 15, 1806.
Weather for Today—
Fnir and Cooler.
Political Outlook in Oregon.
Colorado Bank Robbers Shot.
Horrible Death of Trainmen.
R. A. Smith Numril for Postmaster.
Chairman Rosiiiß Claims the State.
State Political Gossip.
Increase in the City's Registration.
Junior Pioneers' Election. ,
Minneapolis Matters. .
llancroft Xot to Force Dardanelles.
Kens of the Northwest.
Disastrous Fires at Bottineau.
t-AOE 4.
Fall in Value of Silver Discussed.
PAGK t>.
Indian Boys Give Tigers a Scare.
CotirsinK Events at Hnron.
Day's Racing Results.
Dull Day at Canton.
Bryan in Pingrree's Potato Patch.
Fidelity Bank Case Revived.
Hill's Oriental Traffic Agreement.
Gossip of the Railways.
Bar Silver, 64 3-Bc.
Cash "Wheat in Chlca«o, 68-3-Be.
Stocks on a See-Saw.
page: t.
Wants of the People.
Mrs. AVildt Gets Divorce.
News of the Courts.
Annual Reports of Baptists.
Company E May Re-elect Clarkson.
Metropolitan— ln Mizzonrl, 8.15.
Grand— Off the Earth, 8.15.
Donover H'l— lnfant Home Benefit, 8.
(L. O. V. W.— Musicale, 8.
Cretin Hall— Christian Brothers. 8.
NEW YORK— Sailed: St. Louis, Southamp
ton; Britannic, Liverpool. Arrived: Majes
tic. Liverpool; State of Nebraska, Glasgow.
BOSTON— Arrived: Peruvian, Glasgow.
QUEENSTOWN— Arrived: Naesland, Phil
idelphla for Liverpool.
EorTHAMPTON— SaiIed: Lann, New York.
LONDON— Arrived: Missouri, Philadelphia.
LIVERPOOL — Arrived: Teutonic, New
York. Sailed: Belgenland, Philadelphia;
Germanic, New York.
They put Tom Reed off at Buffalo.
Mr. Watson, the country is waiting
for that letter of acceptance.
««^- : —
Wheat showed an inclination to be
sociable with the bears again yester
Perhaps this weather was intended
ts a sort of "crown of thorns" for the
coal trust.
Well, here's to you, Postmaster
Bmith! Have a postage stamp with
the Globe.
Chicago's aldermen refuse to take up
the subject of water because it is dis
lasteful to them.
The Juneau, Wis., banker who ran
iway with $100,000, aspiies to be an
Australian plutocrat.
It appears that the Populists are go
ng to spend the remainder of the cam
paign issuing addresses.
Gen. Palmer is coming to Minnesota.
He stands on the platform that ought
:o win in this campaign.
Three weeks from now several candi
letes will realize that fusion is but
mother name for confusion.
— . —»» _
A man has bobbed up whe claims the
jeart of St. Lcuis. If he gets it he
rill have a block of marble.
Duluth • and West Superior are on
ipeakir.gr terms again. Minnesota wheat
Inspection again "goes" in both places.
Tammany sees a thing occasionally
that is too tough for it. The society
refuses to permit John P. Altgeld to
ipeafc to it.
Father Knickerbocker, the evidence
Is pretty conclusive that Chicago is go-
In.c to cast a bigger vote than New
i'ork this fall.
The nomination of Mr. Fly, of New
Jersey, for congress is liable to cause
jealousy in the mosquito family of
that bailiwick.
Oregon is so close that it may split
Its electoral vote. It would be rough
on Sam Watson if the Sewali pair of
fusion electors should go through.
The New Yorker who Is trying to bet
$500,000 that Bryan won't carry a state
east of the Mississippi or north of the
Ohio, is of the opinion that money
Matt Quay says a conservative esti
mate gives McKinley 270 electoral
votes. Mr. Quay, there Is too great a
degree of enthusiasm in your conser
. — m
The supreme court of Colorado has
awardec Jk regular Republican em
blem, th<? eagle, to the McKinleyites.
This will be about all the Republicans
will get out of Colorado.
Three New York women have been
appointed receivers for three men who
haven't been able to satisfy judgments.
The "new woman" is gradually work
ing herself to the front.
A Buckeye named Tankard has bet
$100,000 in Colorado on McKinley at
from three to two to four to one. It is
hard to see how Mr. Tankard is going
to fail to fill his Xhes with boodle.
The sultan seems to be enjoying his
throne quits as much as usual in spite
of the talk that is being thrown at him
In volumes Abdul Hamid will not get
off his throne until a hundred thousand
bayonets are thrust In his face.
Member* of Both Committees Make
Lengthy Statement* Regard
ing the Situation,
Special to the Globe.
PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 14.— Everyone
in Oregon will admit that if the elec
tion for president of the United States
had occurred two months ago the
state's four electoral votes would have
been cast for Bryan. Today it is dif
ferent. The Popocrats of course are
still of the same mind, but not so with
the Republicans. They say the longer
the election is put off the greater will
be the vote for McKinley. The most
conservative of the McKinley leaders
say the vote, were the election to occur
today, would be very close, with a
small but respectable majority for their
standard bearer. Nov. 3, however, they
look for an old-time Republican ma
jority, and one which will leave no
doubt as to the proper column for Ore
gon's electoral vote, when the college
meets to say officially who shall suc
ceed Grover Cleveland in the highest
office in the gift of the people of these
great United States.
The campaign is the most thorough
and most energetic ever conducted in
this state. Nothing is left undone
which the leaders think will advance
the interest of their respective candi
dates. It is the individual vote all are
after. Speakers by the score and lit
erature by the bushel basket are sent
out. There Is no section of the state
which has been overlooked, and no
where has a speaker, no matter what
his politics, wanted an audience, nor
a- pamphlet, be it of gold or silver, a
reader. In the larger cities, and par
ticularly here in Portland, crowds daily
congregate at certain corners and lis
ten to the would-be orators and ex
ponents of American politics and the
financial history of this and other coun
tries. So great is the Interest mani
fested that .business is greatly inter
fered with. This Is especially so in
the country towns, where men leave
their business to ventilate their opin
ions upon the issues of the day, and
tell why this or that candidate should
be elected, in order to save the country
from perdition. In Portland the police
whose beats are in the business dis
tricts have a difficult time keeping a
passage way open. Portland has a
Populistic mayor, the immortal Pen
noyer—and as most of these street ora
tors advocate the election of Bryan,
he has taken no steps to abate this
There has been much to do over the
action of the secretary of state in his
certification of presidential electors.
This action was made known a day or
two ago. The secrertary has over
ridden the advice of the attorney gen
eral. In thus acting the secretary has
become a party to the political fight.
There has been a contention between
the National and Bryan Democrats as
to whether the word "Democratic"
should appear on the ballots after the
names of the fusion candidates. An
injunction was served upon the secre
tary, enjoining him from forwarding
his certification of the fusion candi
dates as "Democratic" to the county
clerks, but the secretary had already
j registered and mailed to the different
county clerks the certification. It is
probable that each of these officials
will now be enjoined from printing the
word "Democratic" after the names of
the fusion candidates.
There was another surprise in the
publication of the secretary's action.
This was that M. L. Olmstead's name
has been dropped, and that of W. H.
Spaugh substituted in the list of fusion
candidates. It is said Olmstead re
signed last Friday. Spaugh is the reg
ular nominee of the state Populist con
vention. He was one of the candidates
who would not submit to the fusion
I scheme, and would not get out of the
I way. Neither has he filed any ere-
I dentials, either from the Bryan Derao
' crats or silver Republicans, yet it ap
i pears that he is the nominee of these
Today I visited the various head
quarters for a statement as to the out
! look in the state from their respective
standpoints. The members of the Re
! publican state central committee spoke
very freely in a general way, b«t would
not be quoted collectively or individ
ually, as saying anything other than
I that Oregon was safe for McKinley and
Hobart. For anything further I was
referred to Judge Carey, as the best
posted of the more conservative Re
publicans. His written statement, to
gether with that I secured at the Bryan
i headquarters, are given herewith:
Oregon has often been considered a sil
ver state by those unfamiliar with her local
political issues. Even many persons living
in Oregon, who take the vote in ihe state
elections of 1894 and 1896 as a guide, and
fail to consider various circumstances that
have influenced the vote in those elections,
or fail to note the very apparent drift of
sentiment during the present campaign, may
fall into the same error. There is no doubt
whatever in the liiinds of those who are
managing the policies of the Republican
party of the state that Oregon will cast her
electoral votes for McKinley and Hobart.
There may have been a time, not long
since, when, upon the single issue of free
coinage of silver or the gold standard, Ore
gon would have given a considerable ma
ority for free coinage. If this was ever
true, it Is certainly noi the case now.
The combined vote of the Populists and
Democrats in this state, both In 1594 and in
1596, exceeded the Republican vote. This
was when there was iso fusion between the
former two parlies, and It is plausibly ar-
Eued that, since they are now united and
have but one electoral ticket in common,
and particularly us many Republicans In
the state are pronounced silver men, the
silver ticket will win. But, in the first
place, many Democrats and not a few Popu
iista jrlH yore for McKinley. The Demo
cratic state central committee has with
drawn the four electors nominated by the
s>tate convention of that party, and have,
by agreement with the Populisms, named a
new set of electors to vote for Bryan and
Watson. Thoso composing the better ele
ment in the Democratic party, who are as
[ radically opposed to Ponallsm as the Repub
] 1 lotas are. resent tbls action, and will not
■ support the ticket. The "administration,"
or "Cleveland" Democrats, and, indeed, most
of ii;e prominent men of the party, openly
sxsart their inj fcion to support McKinley,
and Lome of i' f hava taken the stump in
his behalf. The protest wu feebly beard
at first, but as the Chicago platform has
become more generally understood, and the
substantial and conservative men of the
party have come to a full realization of the
danger that would attend the success of the
lawless and revolutionary In this campaign,
the disapproval of the candidate and the
platform and of the unnatural alliance of
the two parties, has been made manifest in
no uncertain terms. It is noticeable that
this is not alone on the ground of obectlon
to the money plank of the fusion platforms,
but Is most frequently pronounced against
the provisions of the Chicago platform in
relation to the power of the executive and
the supreme court and against the men of
the Tillman and Altgeld Btripe. who have
been so prominent In the national conven
It may be safely said, then, that fully one
half of the gold Democratic party will not
vcte for the Bryan electors. Some of these,
say four thousand, will vote for \!he Palmer
and Buckner ticket, but a greaiter number,
not less than six thousand, will vote for
McKlnley, thus leaving as a liberal estimate
eight thousand of Democrats, with about
twenty-six thousand Populists, to vote for
Bryan. The thirty-four thousand votes thus
obtained by him will be swelled by a few
silver Republican votes, variously estimated
at from three to five thousand, which will
not be cast for McKinley. This estimate
gives Bryan and Watson a total of thirty
nine thousand votes as a liberal figure. On
the other hand, after deducting five thou
sand disaffected Republican votes, McKinley
will still have an easy thirty-six thousand,
and, with the six thousand Democratic votes
safely counted on, should have a total of
forty-two thousand, or a plurality of three
This way of estimating the vote, how
ever, is necessarily uncertain and unrelia
ble. A safer plan is to take the state by
counties, ard, after comparing local reports
and estimates from each precinct, determine
the percentage of gain or loss. By this
method the estimates exceed the figures
above given. When the Bryan conventions
adjourned the silver cause was much more
I vigorous than it has been at any time since.
In the first place, a most thorough cam
paign of education has been carried on by
the Republican suite central committee and
the Republican league of Oregon. The
causes of the hard times have been thor
oughly discussed by the best speakers that
I could be procured, and the state has been
thoroughly covered with sound money and
tariff literature. This work has been sup
plemented by the very effective campaign
made by Senator John H. Mitchell, Gov. Mc-
Connell, of Idaho, and other silver Republi
cans, who have had great influence in pre
vailing upon Republicans who favor free
coinage of silver to stay with their party.
Another potent factor has been the hostile
legislation of the present administration and
the well-known views of Mr. Bryan against
the protection of the wool-growing indus
try. Some sections of Eastern Oregon, for
example, where wool-growing is important,
and where Democratic majorities are gener
ally ex-pocted, will vote solidly for McKin
ley for tariff reasons.
A few counties will give very large ma
orities for Bryan, and will increase the nor
mal majority to be overcome by the vote
elsewhere. For example, in the Willamette
valley, which is in the western part of the
state, in certain farming sections Populism
and free silver have taken deep root, and
the vote cast against the Republican ticket
in the state election held last June will be
exceeded by the vote for Bryan. This is prob
ably true, also, but for different reasons, in
two of the extreme eastern counties of the
state. But this is more than off-set by the
gains for McKinley in other sections. The
growth of the Republican cause in some
parts of the state has been simply astonish
ing. The steady trend of sentiment has been
toward McKinley, and It is not to be denied
that the Bryan cause has not gained since
his first New York speech. Every day that
passes adds to the confidence of the McKin
ley supporters. This is not so much a mat
ter of actual figures as It Is in the en
couragement received from all quarters, and
the very apparent fact that throughout the
state it is now almost universally admit
ted that McKinley will not only carry Ore
gon by a majority, but will be the next
president of the United States.
Multnomah county, wWch includes the city
of Portland, and is the most populous coun
ty in the state, is usually Republican by
twenty-five hundred to three thousand. It
Is probable that It will be carried for Mc-
Kinley by as much as four thousand. His
plurality in the state, including Muitnonnih
county, Is likely to be about equal to what
he has to his credit in Multnomah county.
In other words, the state outside of that
county will be nearly a neutral factor, the
McKinley counties about off-setting the
Bryan counties. But, as the Brayn forces
are now retreating, and the enthusiasm, for
the Republican standard-bearer continues to
augment itself, and there is still another
four weeks of the campaign, it is not at all
improbable that the figures will far exceed
this estimate. Gov. Lord carried the state
In 1892 by a plurality of 15,016; Judge Bean
for supreme judge in 1896 by about 14,000,
it is manifest that the Democrats and Popu
lists combined cannot cast as great a vote
in this election as they did separately in ei
ther of those state elections. «• If they fall
three thousand under their combined vote
In 1894, or four thousand under their com
bined vote in 1896, they will lose the state,
even if the Republican vote does not In
crease. Looking at it in this way, if tie
silver Republicans who vote for Bryan off
set the Democrats who will vote for McKin
ley (and It is generally believed that this
will not be the case), the Republicans will
still win the state if the Palmer ticket gets
as many as four thousand Democratic votes.
It is therefore safe to consider Oregon's four
electoral votes in th° MoKlnley column.
— Charles H. Carny,
Chairman Republican Congressional Com
mittee and President of Republican League
of Oregon.
The political outlook in Oregon at this date
is that the state will go for Bryan and Wat
son, to whom the Bryan electoral ticket )s
pledged. There are no Sewali electors in the
field here, the Democrats having withdrawn
their ticket as the only means of securing
the s<jlid Populist vote to Bryan. The Na
tional Democratic (gold) ticket, put in the
field for the purpose of securing 3 per cent
of the vote, in order to establish under our
law a legal standing as a party for the
future, will fail of its object, because the
gold standard Democrats, who are behind this
movement and who are of the silk-stocking
stripe, hate Bryan and the principles he rep
! resents more than they cherish the hope of
[ holding to themselves the old party name,
and will therefore support McKinley. The
Republicans, of course, claim the state, and
are doing everything In their power to make
the results tally with their claims. They are
receiving reports from some parts of the
state to the effect that many Democrats and
Populists are flocking to the McKinley stand
ard, and our Bryan club reports show ex
actly the opposite. Nevertheless, a new
alignment is taking place. For Instance, in
one precinct, where, at the June election
there were cast 452 votes, of which number i
the Populists and Democrats combined, polled I
272, we now have a club of 347. Of this mem
bership, forty-four were Republicans and vot- I
jed that party's ticket In June. In the same j
i precinct three Democrats who voted for the I
I independent Republican gold standard candi- j
[ date for congress will support Palmer, and j
j seven Democrats will vote for McKinley. This
I is a sample report, and is verified by the i
i signatures to the Bryan club roll. My judg- I
I inent, that the state will go for Bryan, are j
based on the showings in these reports, and j
j on the fact that the combined Democratic
I and Populist vote In June shows a dear ma
! jority of 4,300 over the Republicans.
—John C. Young,
Of Democratic State Committee.
Dinner in His Honor Given at New
NEW YORK. Oct. 14.— The reception and
dinner given by the Catholic Club of New
i York to Cardinal Satolli on the eve of his
departure for Rome was held at the club i
house this evening. A farewell address was !
I presented to the cardinal. His reply was I
read by Rev. George A. Daugherty, of Wash- I
ington. After thanking the club, it said:
Organizations such as this are most impor- i
tant for the prosperity and highest progress I
j of the church in these United States. What
is more, I shall venture to say that the great
ness and splendor of the Catholic church in I
New York under the wise and firm adminis
tration of his grace, your bsloved archbishop
is due in no small measure to the active
co-operation of the members of the Catholic
Were I to endeavor to carry away with me
in a material way my affection for America
the high esteem and kindly feelings that I
entertain for American institutions, the ad
miration I feel for the Catholic church in
this country, so great, so glorious, so pro
gressive, I am sure that I would have to
press into service another steamer larger than
the Kaiser Wllhelm, which Is to bear me
A general reception followed and at its
conclusion supper was served. Cardinal Sa
tolli will be entertained by the clergy of
New York tomorrow, and will be a guest of
the Columbian club, of Brooklyn, in the
Another Crew Rescued.
LEWES, Del., Oct. 14.— The steamshln
Earndale from St. Jago for Philadelphia ar
rived this afternoon, bringing seven ship
wrecked men who were picked up Monday
south of Hattera*.
aUS KUi. Kill.
si umu :\i)icu.
Four of the Attacking Party Struck
During the Free Exchange of
Cold Lead.
MEEKER, Col., Oct. 14.— Yesterday
afternoon three men entered the Barm
of Meeker, which is connected with the
store room of J. W. Hugus & Co., who
own the bank. Two of the men held
the store employes at bay, while the
third went into, the bank cashier's
window, and firing one srot, ordered
the cashier to throw up his hands.
The order was not quickly obeyed and
the robber fired ag-ain, whereupon the
cashier's hands tfyeat up. The mana
ger of the store was then forced to
open the banic^door, and after gath
ering up all the money in sig-ht, the
robbers marched the cashier and store
employes into the street with hands
uplifted. They then rushed out the
back way with their booty. Citizens,
attracted by the shots, had pretty well
surrounded the building by this time,
and being armed, opened fire on the
robbers, two of whom, Charles Jones
and William Smith, were killed by the
first volley. The third man, George
Harris, was shot thr&ugh the lungs,
dying in two hours. He is fully identi
fied and gave the others' names, which
are believed to be fictitious. Four
citizens were wounded, District Game
Warden W. H. Clark, bullet in right
breast, not fatally injured; "Victor
Dikeman, clerk, shot through right
arm: C. A. Booth,? clerk, scalp wound;
W. P. Herrick, finger shot off.
Three Men Roasted In a Southern
COLUMBIA, S. C., Oct. 14.— Through
a misunderstanding of an order, the
north and southbound trains on the
Florida Central & Peninsular railroad
had a head-end collision at 3:05 this
morning, two and 'a half miles below
Swansea, about thirty mlies from this
city. The trains came together on an
embankment. The engineers and fire
men jumped and escaped without in
jury. The engines of both trains were
demolished, and the tender of the
southbound engine telescoped into the
combination mail, bagage and express
"car. It did not leave the track but
was almost totally wrecked. Baggage
and Express Mesenger ,W. D. Lines
and Mall Agent L. A. Thomas were
pinioned in the wreck, which caught
fire from the coal oil lamps. The crews
of both trains, who were uninjured,
tried to cut them out, but the flames
spread so rapidly that, though the res
cuers were stimulated by the piteous
appeals of the two men, they could
do nothing to aid the two unfortunates,
who were roasted to death. Flagman
Ulmer was standing between the sec
ond-lass and baggage cars, and he is
supposed to have been burned to death
also. Two cars were consumed, but no
passengers were injured. The north
bound train was not damaged further
than the smashing of the express car.
Messengers Farmer and Price jumped
and received slight injuries.
Reports From the Atlantic Storm
Continue to. Come In.
PHILADELPHIA, Pa., Oct. 14.—
Every vessel arriving at this port bear 3
evidence of roughness at sea in the
recent storm. Never ■: within the his
tory of the Maritime Exchange has the
Atlantic, in the vicinity of the Amer
ican ccast, been so thickly strewn with
wreckage, mush of which is so broken
up as to preclude all possibility of iden
tification. Every ship coming- in from
the sea reports passing derelicts afloat,
while miles and miles of lumber and
ties are being sailed through, showing
that innumerable vessels have met
their end in the storms.
A rough estimate of the lives lost by
seamen being swept overboard from in
coming vessels during the recent gales
would place the number at twelve. A
well-known underwriter sail of the
storm today, that while he anticipated
the losses to exceed by far those
wrought by any recent storm, yet no
definite calculations can yet be made.
Had a Hard Time In the Atlantic
C'onNt Hurricane.
NEW YORK. Oct. U.-Capt W. Gheen and
'' x m m , e . n ' c T e J of the schooner Luther M.
Reynolds, of Frederlca, Del., who were picked
up at sea from their dismasted and water
logged vessel by the Morgan liner El Mar
were brought to this city today. Capt. Gheen
said the schooner left Brunswick, Ga on
I^k 3 ?; With xf cargo of ra^ad ties' for
Elizabethan, N. J., Oct. 10, and when off
Cape Romaine she met with a northerly gale
but managed to beat up to winter quarter
light Ehip, when the gale increased to a hur
ricane. She headed off shore for eight hours
and then hove to under close reefed mainsail
and spanker, and made good weather of it
until Sunday morning last, when three or
four heavy seas washed aboard, starting the
deck load and opening? seams so that the
vessel began to leak badly. The crew manned
the pumps and stuck to tlicm in spite of the
fact that the water steadily gained on them
until the vessel filled and burst up the
The hurricane straek> th» Reynolds broad
side and she keeled over -until the topmasts
touched the water, till the crew scrambled
ovSr the bulwarks out of the high side and
clung there. The seas w«ro running heav
ily and soon washed the* masts and deck
houses away, and tben the vessel righted
but the decks wene ripped up, the cabin
wasßed away, and all the rfood, water, cloth
ing and nautical instruments gone. The
crew huddled aft with no protection save
a strip of canvas, while the waves broke
continually over the schooner. All Sunday
night they watched for help, and Monday
morning at 11 o'clock th« El Mar hove in
sight well to the southward, and sighting
the vessel, made fsr her, and took .off the
Reynolds' crew.
Three Killed and Others Injured at
Hazcltou, Pa.
HAZELTON, Pa., Oct 14.— Three men were
fatally and a score of others more or less
seriously injured tonight in a trolley car ac
cident at the HazeKon crossing of the Dela
ware, Susquehanna & (Jchuylkill railroad and
the Lehigh traction line. The dead are:
telegraph operator.
WM. STAPLETON, of Milton, a telegraph
Patrick Dowd, a trolley conductor, and
Morris Farry, a boy, are at the hospital un
, conscious and are not expected to live.
Brief Sketch of the Gentleman Thus
Recognized by the President —
His Successful Career.
Hon. Robert A. Smith was yesterday
appointed postmaster of St. Paul, to
succeed Capt. Henry A. Castle, whose
commission expired last March. Capt.
Castle's long tenure of office after the
expiration of his term was due to the
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fact that the Democrats of the city
could not agree upon a candidate.
Friends of P. H. Kelly, James King,
John Wagener, John S. Grode, Henry
J. Strouse and some others pushed
theic candidates, and it was generally
understood that the appointment would
not be made so long as there were so
many candidates in the field. Michael
Doran held out for his old friend, P. H.
Kelly, for as long a time as there was
any hope of securing his appointment.
But, later, he united upon Robert A.
Smith with others who have influence
with President Cleveland. The result
has been freely predicted for several
weeks. Mr. Kelly gave up all hope of
securing the office some weeks ago,
and it was easy for the friends of Mr.
Smith to persuade the president to
make the appointment after Mr. Doran
cast his influence in favor of the ex
The Appointment created little sur
prise. With Mr. Kelly out of the race
and John Wagener surrendering his
claim by accepting a nomination for a
county office, Mr. Smith loomed up as
the strongest candidate left in the
field. The news of the appointment
gave general satisfaction. Even the
Dispatch said:
"Unquestionably the president has selected
tho best .of the local Democracy, and the
appointment will be received with general
satisfaction, as ex-Mayor Smith is popular
■with all classes oi people, and -will doubtless
fill the office to the satisfaction and credit
of all concerned."
Ex-Mayor Smith is one of the best
known figures in St. Paul. His black
slouch hat, low-cut velvet vest and long
white beard are known to nrery citizen,
old and young. For forty years he has
been a resident of the city, and a gor-d
portion of that time in public life. He
has served the city in various capaci
ties, and always with a ererlit to him
self and with profit to the municipality.
In business, as well as political anrl
social circles, he has been a pronoutced
figure. His success has been due as
much to a genial "personality as to dili
gence and application. No public man
ever had more friends in all parties and
in all classes. It was to thia popularity
that he was chosen aa the candidate
of his party many times when person
ally he preferred, to retire to private
Mr. Smith's career has been one full
of successes. Fortunate in business ami
equally fortunate in politic*, he has
practically been the lender o! the
Democrats since his first election as
mayor. He came to St. Paul in 18. r .3,
from Booneville, Ind., as private secre
tary to Willis A. Gorman, his brother
in-law, who had been appointed terri
torial governor of Minnesota. Soon
after his arrival Mr. Smith was ap
pointed territorial librarian and hold
that office until 185 S. He was elected
treasurer of Ramsey county in 1856 and
was re-elected four successive terms,
serving until 1868. In 1866 he engaged
in banking business, as a member of
the firm of Dawson, Smith & Reed, and
was one of the lncorporaiors of the
Bank of Minnesota, and is now its vice
Mr. Smith was elected a member of
the city council in 1883 and served by
re-election four years. During the last
three years he was president of tho
council and at times ex-otlicio acting
mayor. He was elected mayor to fill
out the unexpired term of Edmund
Rice, who was sent to congress, and
was nominated and elected '.o the ex
ecutive chair in 1888. Again in 1890 he
was. the candidate of the Democrats
and was elected, but In 1892 ho suffered
the first political defeat rA his career.
In 1894 he was again chosen mayor, but
was defeated for re-election in the
spring of the present year.
Mr. Smith received the congratula
tions of many friends yesterday. Not
the least of his enjoyment of his ap
pointment lies in the fact that there
are no offices to be given out. The post
master, unlike the mayor of the city,
has no appointments to maka. There
are none of the annoyances attendant
PRJCE TWO CENTS-H f?v£3#& 8 b
on the distribution of places, and the
reorganization of the police force to
please the members of the city council.
Under the civil service laws the post
master has but one gift at his disposal,
and that office is held by a man who
has been the assistant postmaster
throughout the successive changes of
administration during the past eighteen
There is some formality to be gone
through before Capt. Castle resigns the
reins of postal affairs to Mr. Smith.
A bond must be prepared and forward
ed to Washington for the approval
of the postmaster general. When that
bend is returned, then Mr. Smith will
become Postmaster Smith. It will prob
ably be two weeks or more before the
change will be made.
Capt. Castle had less trouble getting
into the office than Mr. Smith. The
Minnesota senators four years ago
agreed upon Capt. Castle and the presi
dent made the appointment without
delay. The nomination was sent to thi?
senate Feb. 3, 1892, and, contrary to
custom in such cases, was confirmed
the same day. Capt. Castle's bond was
forwarded to Washington and approved
in time for him to step into the office as
Postmaster Lee's successor on the Ist
day of March following.
Considered at a Meeting: of the Ex
ecutive Board.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 14.— The gen-
eral executive board of the K. of L.
concluded its labors here today and
adjourned. The meeting was prelim
inary to the annual meeting of the or
der at Rochester, on Nov. 10, and for
the purpose of arranging the four an
nual reports. That of Master Work
man Sovereign was not considered, as
he is absent in the West. The report
of Worthy General Foreman Bishop
will strongly recommend that a new
fight be organized the coming winter
for government ownership of railways,
telegraphs and telephone lines. He
maintains that the development of air
and electric motors promises a new era
in transportation, and that the govern
ment should act before the new condi
tions are established- He will advo
cate suitable compensation for lines
purchased at their cost rather than
their capitalization, and the parallel
ing of such lines as cannot be bought.
The report of the executive board and
of Secretary-Treasurer Hayes will deal
with the internal administration of
the order, which is said to be in a sat
isfactory condition.
The Rochester meeting, following one
week after the national election, Is ex
pected to be influenced somewhat by
election developments. In any event,
whether McKinley or Bryan is elected,
it is said that the policy of the Knights
in urging the coinage of silver will be
maintained. Officers of the order here
assert that their advices are favorable
to Bryan's election. Master Workman
Sovereign announced at the last an
nual meeting that he would not be a
candidate for re-election, but is is be
lieved that if he will reconsider, there
will be no doubt of his continuing at
the head of the order. The Rochester
meeting will deal also with minor local
grievances throughout the country.
J. A. Tankard, of Ohio, Make* Bis
Wagers in Denver, Col.
DENVER, Oct. 14.— J. A. Tankard, of
Ohio, has been stopping at the Brown
hotel for a week and during that time
has succeeded in placing bets aggre
gating $100,000 on McKinley. He says
he will remain here two weeks longer,
and this evening publishes a card ad
dressed to gentlemen of sporting- pro
clivities to come up with their money.
He commenced at 4 to 1, but has
amended his odds to meet the local en
thusiasts, and tonight was setting out
sums in $1,000 lots at 3 to 2. Mr.
Tankard is in high spirits, and declares
that when the news of McKinley's vic
tory comes over the wire he will leave
Colorado with not less than $300,000 of
the silver men. He is not at all du
bious about the result, and astonishes
the local bettors by his assurance.
lake: nepigon lease,
Canadians Opposed to the American
Syndicate's Plan.
TORONTO, Ont., Oct. 14.— Some time ago it
was rumored that Lake Nepigon, the largest
trout lake on the continent, had been leased
to an American syndicate by the provincial
government. The deal was not flnajly closed
as the privy council was deliberating on the
question whether the Dominion provincial
government had control of such waters. The
decision handed out a few days ago regulated
control of the inland lakes to the provincial
government. Mr. Dyment, M. P., for Algoma
is urging strong objections to the leasing of
the lake to Americans.
m> ,
Western Union Report.
NEW YORK, Oct. 14.— The report of the
Western Union Telegraph Co. for the yoar
ending June 30 shows: Net revenue, $23 612 -
73fi; increase, $394,717; expenses, $16,714 756
increase $638,126; surplus. $169,217, decrease
$243,625, and a toal surplus of $7 643.C93. The
increase of expenses was dv« in part to al
lowances for reconstruction caused by severe
storms, especially the St. Louis cyclone.
There were 920,000 mere full paid messages
transmitted than in the preceding year.
Diphtheria at Albert Lea.
ALBERT LEA. Minn., Oct. 14.— Diphtheria
has broken out here and all the city schools
are ordered closed, it being the Intention
of the authorities to promptly check the
spread of th# disease if possible. Only two
cases have been reported so far, and the
houses in which the disease exists have been
■ Knud Ilk/Globe's
Pacific Coast Letter.
Thinks It Impossible to Carry Any
thing but the Ramsey County
"Minnesota will cast 15,000 more
votes for Bryan than for McKinley and
Lind will have 30,000 more votes than
Clough. We will elect seven congress
men, and nothing can stop the victory,
that is already assured."
This statement was made yesterday
by L. A. Rosing, chairman of the Dem
ocratic state central committee. It ia
the first statement made by the cam
paign managers for publication. Here
tofore Mr. Rosing has refused to back 1
up the claims of the party with fig
ures, and even now he does not specify
by districts where the big Democratia
vote Is coming from. But he makea
the claim boldly that Bryan and Lind
will carry the state, and by such fig
ures that the rest of the fusion state
ticket will be swept into office on tha
tidal wave.
"During the past week," said Mr.
Rosing, "I have had personal commu
nication with the leaders of the party
in every district. The reports that
were made to the central committea
were carefully sifted, and after mak
ing due allowance for some of the re
ports that were considered too ros- r ta
be absolutely reliable, we have coma
to the conclusion that our work in tha
state is practically done. We hava
learned where the weak points in tha
enemy's armor lie, and at the same
'time we have ascertained where our
own fences need patching. Acting on
this information, we shall be more ag
gressive than ever and will increase
the figures I have given to you.
"Thus far we have made our cam-'
paign one of secrecy. We have not
boasted nor attempted to refute tha
reports that he knew were false and
that were circulated, in some instances
at least, to draw from this committea
some statement that would disclose our
estimates. We have made a school
house campaign, have seen every farm*
er, have had access to every class o{
labor, have circulated literature by th<
ton and wasted none of it, and now
that the roundup is made, and making
all due allowance for errors and tha
over-confidence of some of our inform
ants, we have reached thib conclu
sion: Minnesota will cast 15,000 more
votes for Bryan than for McKinley,
and Lind will have 30,000 more votes
than Clougfi. This is a safe, conserv
ative estimate; if there is any change
between now and election day it will
be in favor of the Democratic candi
"We will elect seven congressmen in
Minnesota this year. In two of th«
districts. I will admit, the fight will be
close, but the victory will be ours nev
Chairman Rosing and Committee
man T. D. O'Brien returned from Du
luth yesterday morning after giving
Candidate Bryan a start on his Michi
gan tour. "Bryan made hundreds of
votes in St. Paul," said Mr. Rosing,
and the statement was corroborated by
Mr. O'Brien. "If his reception here
was not so enthusiastic it was none
the less sincere and hearty. Mr.
Bryan was deeply touched by his re
ception, both here and in Minneapolis.
The newspaper men who werfc in the
party said that the Minneapolis re
ception was equal to anything they
had seen since the demonstration on
Boston common. There is no means
of estimating the number of converts
Mr. Bryan made, but that there were
hundreds who have cast their lot in
favor of free coinage since hearing his
speeches we have no doubt."
• • *
At the same hour the free silver es
timates were being given out yester
day Michael Doran sat in his office
and laughed at a visitor who ventured
the remark that Clough would be beat
en if McKinley did not carry the state
by at least 20,000. "McKinley will
carry Minnesota by 40,000, maybe more
than that," said Mr. Doran. "The
young men who are running Bryan's
campaign in Minnesota are nice fel
lows, but they don't know anything
about practical politics. They will be
buried with their candidates. I don't
see how dough can be beaten, and it
is impossible for Bryan to get enough
votes. I'll admit there is some chance
for the fusionists in the congressional
contests. I wouldn't be much sur
prised if Fletcher was beaten in the
Fifth, but the First. Second, Third.
Sixth and Seventh districts are certain
to go strongly Republican. There ia
no good reason why the Democrats
should not carry this district, as it
is normally Democratic by good fig
ures, and if the local candidates will
get up and hustle they can win out.
I'll help 'em, too. on the local ticket.'*
• » *
Col. Ayme will wave his shaggy
mane and J. M. Hawthorne will mop
his overheated bald place tonight in
their respective efforts to prove the
danger and necessity of free coinage.
The oratorical gla-dlators will meet at
Market hall in rounds of forty-five and
fifteen minutes each. Local celebrities:
will sit in judgment on their pfforts.
and the audience is requested not ta
break down the ropes that will be
erected between the contestants. Both
are out for blood. Ayme has had the
advantage of a long residence In Mex
ico and is a quick-witted orator, nimble
to take advantage oi his adversary and
to cover up his own discomfiture la
witty repartee. Hawthorne has been
in Mexico as the representative of the-
Bimetallic league, and went for tho
purpose of gathering information rela
tive to free coinage. He found what
he was sent for, and probably did not
get below the surface of affairs in re
lation to free coinage. But Mr. Haw
thorne is no mean antagonist. He is
loaded with information that pertains
to his side of the subject, and the con
test will be well worth listening to.
The form of question to be debated Ist
as follows: "Resolved, That under
existing conditions, to wit: With gold
at the present premium, silver being
the unit, Mexico is more prosperous
than at any time in her history; that
such prosperity Is very largely due to
the free coinage of silver in that coun
try at the ratio of 16\4 to 1, and that
a similar set of conditions in this coun
try would produce similar results, and
is, therefore, desirable; Mr. Hawthorne
specifically stipulating that he does not
admit that the free coinage of gold in
this country would cause gold to go to>
a premium."
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The First Presidential > uters' Fre«
Silver club has been organized with
fifty members, and C. F. Colle as pres*
ident. The members will meet at courv

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