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How Goes Minne
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VOL. XIX.— NO. 293.
THE ST. PflrUl^ G^OB^.
Weather lor Today-Local Snows.
Globe*< Figures on Minnesota Vote.
Heatwole Doomed to Defeat.
Leaderi) Pleading With Watson.
page: 2.
Fate of Jacob Schorr.
Dr. Rhodes' Address to the Guards.
Sermons of a Sunday*. *
Two Arrests in the Bens Case.
Minneapolis Matters.
Times-Herald's Wheat Review.
Secretary Lamont'i Annual Report.
Minnesota's Wvt Legislature.
Address to Patriotic Citizens.
page rv.
'Western League Magnates Meet.
Fltzsininions-Sharkey Match.
New Wheeling Record.
Caylor's Base Ball Gossip.
Henry Clews' Weekly Re-view.
Constitutional Amendments.
Markets of the World.
Wants of the People.
The Household.
Vagrunt Verse.
Met — Old Homestead, 8.15.
Grand— Old Kentucky, 8.15.
NEW YOR, Oct. 18.— Arrived: La Gascogne,
from Havere; Obdam, from Rotterdam.
The biggest of the big threes is
Nov. 3.
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Pokes will be worn this winter by
both girls and calves.
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A faint smile now appears on the
bicycle face of the coal trust.
The fact remains that a whole lot of
people ought to be civilized before they
are naturalized.
The latest from Wolfert's Roost is
that Hill will not vote for Bryan at
all, but for "regularity."
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The Popocrats are going to find that
the sound money people have even
captured the middle of the road.
Tom Reed is moving in this direction,
but he cannot speak above a whisper.
That whisper, however, is for sound
Girls, do you realize that you only
have two months more of this leap
year, and that there will not be an
other until 1904?
The Californians should perhaps be
called down for extravagance. At
Korbel's station 150,000 gallons of wine
were used to extinguish a fire.
Senator Quay and Chairman Jones
are calling each other crazy. Why not
square accounts by getting a commis
sion to declare them both lunatics.
The hottest fight in Kentucky's his
tory is now on, and it may be stated j
in passing that there is nothing which
Kentucky enjoys so much as a hot
Now the gas of Mr. Addicks, of Dela
ware, has run out. Gas was all there
ever was of Mr. Addicks, so the Ad
dicks incident may as well be declared
Chairman Jones has issued another
(startling tabulation from the Chicago
headquarters. He now claims Illinois
by 80,000. The trouble with Jones is that
he doesn't observe and think enough.
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Tom Watson denounces the mad rush
of the fusionists for the pie counter,
and yet the very latest information
from rT<^->Georgia retreat indicates that
he is on the verge of making a break I
for the pastry.
The commercial value of the silver
in a silver dollar is now exactly 50 J
cents. The 32 to 1 silver dollar would !
just meet the case, but if a man had
five of them he would have to call a
- —^ .
The International Typographical un
ion is cute. It passed a resolution
favoring the free coinage of silver at j
16 to 1, and then rescinded it on the
ground that the action would injure
the union.
The New York man who dropped into
an undertaker's shop and jokingly re
marked that he had come in to be
measured for a coffin did not live to !
laugh at his gruesome humor, for he
dropped dead.
Very sad news comes from Cornell.
The football team has been everlast
ing weakened by the dropping of two
men who fell so far behind in their
studies that they could not pass their
— m
It is hinted that President Diaz may
eend a commission of inquiry to the
United States to find out why so many
mean things are being said about Mex
ico. Be calm, Mr. Diaz. It will all be
over in a little more than two weeko.
After this cruel war is over, some
body could make a fortune by securing
Mark Hanna, Ben Tillman, John P.
Altgeld and Senator Jones and exhibit
ing them about the country as the
greatest quartette that ever happened.
This is about the hour at which Mr.
McKinley should begin to realize that
a president-elect must stand bare
headed in the rain or sleet sever-al i
hours at Washington on the 4th of j
March. It never fails to rain either I
water or ice in Washington on inaugu
ration day.
The handsomest man in congress,
Joel Heatwole, of the Third Minnesota,
and the homeliest man in the same
body, Frank M. Eddy, of the Seventh j
Minnesota, are likely to- be defeated j
this fall.^ There may be no violent con- 1
trasts in faces in the Fifty-fifth con- j
John Lfnd Seems Likely to Get a
Few Thousand More Votes
Than Got. Clougu.
The state of Minnesota will cast its
electoral vote for McKinley.
The plurality for the Ohio man will
not be less than 20,000.
The Globe has made a careful can
vass of all of the eighty-one counties
through its correspondents, and their
reports are full and fair. Minnesota
need no longer be considered doubtful.
The information gathered is wholly un
biased and not in any way tinctured
with partisanship. This paper set out
to secure in advance 0$ the election as
accurate figures as it is possible to get,
and gives the tabulation below as the
result of its labors. The first thing
that' will strike the reader is the fact
that the vote is going to be much the
largest in the state's history— about
325,000— an indication of growth that all
citizens will learn with pride. Of this
total approximately 310,000 will be cast
for the two leading candidates, McKin
ley and Bryan. The other 15,000 will
be divided between Palmer and Lever
ing, the latter getting far the smaller
portion, as only two Prohibition elect
ors are in the field in Minnesota, The
second striking thing brought out by
the canvass is the fact that Clough —
with the exception of Dakota and
Isanti counties— runs behind his ticket,
so far behind, in fact, that John Lind
appears to lead him by nearly 5,000
votes. This indicates that he will run
23,000 behind his ticket— in other words,
that if McKinley does not carry the
state by at least 25,000 plurality the
Republican candidate for governor may
be left by the wayside.
The returns indicate that now, as
formerly, the great strength of the
Populists is in the western and north
western counties. In these sections it
is not apparent that there is any con
siderable loss to this party. In Polk
county it is claiming something like
4,000 plurality on the head of the ticket,
and • the Globe's correspondents in
that section cannot discover that their
figures are much awry. On the other
hand, Goodhue county seems bent on
giving a tremendous Republican plural
ity. The county is always strongly Re
publican, but appears to be working
,for a new record this time. This is
Tarns Bixby's home, and the governor's
aide is giving considerable attention to
the county. The only town in Goodhue
which is leaning toward free silver is
Cannon Falls. In the banner Demo
cratic county of the state — Steams—
the Republicans are claiming big gains
because of the defection of several
Democratic leaders on the money issue.
The Germans, too, are said to be get
ting out of line up there. However,
after allowing the Republicans a big
gain, it isn't apparent that the county
will not go Democratic by at least 2,000.
In several of the counties of the Third
district, which used to go strongly
Democratic, there has been a great de
fection in the direction of sound money.
This is especially true of the German
settlements of Carver, Le Sueur and
Sibley counties. There has been much
talk that the home of Frank Day-
Martin county — would go for silver. The
most reliable information at hand
points pretty clearly that Martin will
go for McKinley and by at least 600.
There is a whole lot of talk pro and
con about Renville, once strongly Re
publican, but in the last two campaigns
wedded to Populism. The chairman of
the Republican committee of that coun
ty claims that it will go for all the Re
publican candidates, from McKinley to
Heatwole. Traced down to the bottom,
however, this appears to be mere party
enthusiasm. It is a good guess that
Renville will cast its vote for Bryan
and that Lind will get out of that com
munity with a plurality of at least 400.
There is always room for questioning
"iTgures in the larger municipalities.
For instance, there is a greater degree
of guess work as to how St. Paul, Min
neapolis, Duluth and Winona wil go
than as to smaller cities. Duluth is
placed in the Bryan column on the
latest figures obtained from that place,
and yet plenty of men can be found
who believe Duluth will go Republican
as usual. Hennepin county, most of the
■vote of which is in Minneapolis, is
vigorously by both parties,
and it must be admitted that there are
several elements of doubt, but the
■weight of the evidence at hand points
to a plurality of about 5,000 for Mc-
Kinley. It is quite plain, on *he other
band, that, in spite of the fact that
Minneapolis is the home of Mr. Clough,
he will be cut very heavily there, so
heavily, in fact, that it is doubtful
if he secures the 2,000 plurality given
him in the table. St. Paul, too, is lia
ble to do some surprising thing. The
! town is full of Democrats, who are
cock sure that Ramsey county will go
[ for Bryan, but there are hundreds of
Republicans and sound money Demo
crats who place it in the McKinley
column by 5,000, and one enthusiast
saicl yesterday that it would go for
McKinley and Stevens by at least 7,000.
I Boiling the partisan enthusiasm out of
: these claims and taking into account
I all the elements of uncertainty, the
I figures of the table, 2,000, seem to ap-
I proximate the probabilities. The re-
.-mlt of the canvass follows in tabular
McKinley Bryan dough Lind
\itkin 850 450 625 675
\noka 1,300 800 1,300 800
Becker 1,200 1,000 1,100 1,100
Beltrami.... 60 110 55 115
ttenton 775 825 700 900
Big Stone... 900 840 830 910
Blue Earth.. 4,000 3,000 3,650 3,350
Brown ...... 1,550 1,750 1,400 1,900
Carlton 900 700 800 800
Carver 1,700 1,600 1,650 1,650
Oass 250 250 250 250
Chippewa... 1,050 950 900 1,100
Chisago 2,000 500 1,600 900
Clay 1,500 1,500 1,400 1,600
Cook - 75 75 75 75
Cotton wood.. 900 700 850 750
Crow Wing.. 1,300 900 1,200 1,000
Dakota 1,750 2,650 1,800 2,600
Dodge 1,600 1,000 1,400 1,200
Douglas 1,775 1,325 1,650 1,450
Faribault . . . 2,250 1,350 2,200 1,400
Fillmore . . . . 3,000 2,000 2,900 2.100
Freeborn.... 3,000 1,400 3,000 1,400
Goodhue .... 4,700 1,300 4,000 2,000
Grant 1,000 600 825 775
Hennepin. ..25,500 20,500 24,000 22,000
Houston 1,550 1,375 1,525 1,400
Hubbard 400 300 350 350
Isanti 1,275 725 1,400 600
Itasca 750 750 700 800
Jackson 1,300 1,100 1,200 1,200
Kanabec 260 240 250 250
Kandiyohi... 1,600 1,700 1,550 1,750
Kittson 450 850 400 900
Lac gui Parle 1,400 1,100 1,300 1,200
Lake 450 200 350 300
Le Sueur.... 2,000 2,300 1,900 2,400
Lincoln 600 700 550 750
Lyon 1,500 1,000 1,375 1,125
McLeod 1,500 1,700 1,450 1,750
Marshall 900 1,400 850 1,450
Martin 1,400 800 1,125 1,175
Meeker 1,750 1,550 1,600 1,700
Mille Lacs.. 900 400 800 500
Morrison 1.800 1,800 1,700 1,900
Mower 2,600 1,600 2,450 1,750
Murray 950 750 800 900
Nicollet 1,500 1,300 1,400 1,400
Nobles 1,350 1,150 1,200 1,300
Norman 900 1,200 850 1,250
Olmsted 2,500 2,150 2,150 2,500
Otter Tail... 3,500 4,000 3,300 4,200
Pine 1,100 1,100 1,050 1,150
Pipestone... 800 800 750 850
Polk 2,100 5,900 2,000 6,000
Pope 1,700 500 1,500 700
Ramsey 15,500 13,500 14,500 14,500
Redwood 1,600 1,100 1,500 1,200
Renville 1,900 2,100 1,800 2,200
Rice 2,700 2,450 2,550 2,600
Rock 1,400 600 1,300 700
Roseau 350 650 300 700
St. Louis. . . . 6,650 7,450 6,400 7,700
Scott 1,025 2,005 900 2,130
Sherburne . . 800 500 700 600
Sibley 1,400 1,500 1,300 1,600
Steams 3,000 5,000 2,800 5,200
Steele 1,750 1,500 1,700 1,550
Stevens 700 620 690 630
Swift 1,100 1,100 1,050 1,150
Todd .... 1,700 1,600 1,600 1,700
Traverse .... 550 850 500 900
Wabasha.... 1,975 2,025 1,900 2,100
Wadena 650 550 600 600
Waseca 1,250 1,450 1,100 1,600
Washington. 2,850 2,150 2,450 2,550
Watonwan.. 1,075 725 1,025 775
Wilkia 650 750 600 800
Winona..... 3,550 3,450 3,550 3,450
Wright 2,950 2,150 2,500 2,600
Yellow Med. 1,150 1,350 1,050 1,450
Totals 163895 145460 152350 157285
McKinley's Plurality 18,685
Lind's Plurality. 4,895
His Wil«J Career for Revenge Cut
Short by Buckshot.
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa., Oct. 18.—
David Pearl, a mulatto, was shot and
killed at Pondtown, a few miles from
here, last night, by Harmon Calaman,
end John Beidelman, Pearl's compan
ion, was seriously wounded. The de
tails of the shooting, related fey Cala
man, when he was brought to the
county prison here today, read like a
chapter from a blood and thunder
iiovel. Pearl and Beidelman went to
the heme of Otho Calaman, against
whom Beidelman had a grudge be
cause of the former's refusal to permit
him to marry his daughter, and began
stoning it. They broke every window
light in the house, and inflicted injury
on Mrs. Calaman and the infant she
- was carrying in her arms. In addition,
many articles of furniture and crock
eryware in the house were broken.
One of the missiles hurled through a
window was the knuckle end of the
shin of a beef. This made a hole in
the stovepipe and lodged there, being
seen by the officers when they visited
the house today. Satisfied with the
damage done to the house of the father
of Beidelman's sweetheart, the two
men loudly proclaimed that they would
go to the home of Harmon Calaman, a
brother of Otho Calaman, who re
sides less than 100 yards away, and
v^ould "do him up." Harmon Calaman
evidently overheard the threat of the
men, for he went into the garden a
few feet from his house, armed with a
shotgun. When the men began the
same abuse of his family that they
had inflicted upon his brother's house
hold, Harmon Calaman blazed away
with his gun, killing Pearl instantly.
He then went to his barn, reloaded the
weapon and shot Beidelman, who had
followed him into the orchard. The
shot landed in Beidelman's leg. Both
men are in prison. Calaman bears a
very good reputation.
No "Mystic Numbers" In the Sen.
fence of Swindlers.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo., Oct. -.8.-111 the
federal court here before Judge Phil
lips, the "Mystic Number" swindler,
G. R. Bell, alias James T. Schwartz,
and his four accomplices, Henry T.
Wells, Michael A. McGinnis, Thomas
A. Robbins and Thomas H. Hobson,
pleaded guilty to the charge 5 ? of using
tl,e United States mails for fraudulent
purposes and were sentenced last even
ing, Schwartz, Wells and McGinnis be
ing sentenced to two years in the pen
itentiary and to pay fines of $1,003
each. The others were fined $1,000 each
ond sentenced to six montns in the
county jail. These were the swindles
who represented to farmers that they
were in league with the treasury de
partment and in a position to givo
out treasury notes supposed to have
been canceled, to those who became
members of their organization. Sev
eral farmers paid big fees f.o become
members of the "Mystic Numbers."
1 m
Sunday Observance League Bring
on a Base Ball Riot.
PORTSMOUTH, 0., Oct. 18.— A riot
was caused here this afternoon by th-=
Sunday Observance league attempting
to break up a ball game between the
Portsmouth and Chilllcotha teams
Constables who tried' to terve the
warrants were chased off the grounds
by a howling mob of spectators, and
narrowly escaped alive. Tht; crowd
then surrounded the office of Squire
Cole, where the ticket seller, Richard
Thornton, was held. They threatened
tc release him and the riot alarm was
turned In. The police finally dispersed
the crowd. Over 150 arrests will be
made on the charge of rioting.
Tynan at Cherboarg.
CHERBOURG. Oct. 18.- P. J. P. Tynan the
dynamite suspect recently released at Bou
logno-Sur-Mer, has arrived here on his mr
to tao United States. .
It la Strong and May Aid Him—
Cluugk Sure ot the Dis
Special Staff Correspondence.
SHAKOPBE, Oct. 18.— It's a far cry
from Goodhue to Scott county, polit
ically. And, after going over the ground
pretty well from Chaska, in Carver
county, to Bird Island, in Renville
county, then back to Glencoe, in Mc-
Leod, and over here., I want to amend
the figures made on possible results by
Red Wing Republicans. If there be
anything in signs, then will Peck be
elected congressman from the Third
district, vice Heatwole. I did not get
into Meeker county at all, and only
know of the conditions there by re
port, but the Republican figures on the
other counties will not do. Meeker
may be granted the Republican ma
jority of 300 of two years ago, and
estimated in my last letter. But Mc-
Leod will do at least as well by Peck
as forecast, about 600. Renville will
give him nearer 800 than 400, and Scott
will give him 1,400, instead of 1,000. Car
ver is exceedingly close, and the 200
allowed Heatwole there will probably
be shaved. Now, unless Heatwole de
velops unexpected strength in his own
county and Sibley. then is he
And this In spite of the fact that
there have been considerable Repub
lican gains among the Germans all
along the line of the Milwaukee road
west of Chaska. Those gains are not
for Heatwole. They will go to the head
of the ticket, and many of them will
not be cast for congressman, for Peck
is a hard-headed rrian, a good lawyer,
not too strongly devoted to silver, ap
parently safe in his views, and, above
all, a good campaigner, with more per
sonal acquaintances %i the western part
of the district than Heatwole could get
in about 30,000 years. Peck has tried
cases in every county in his section of
the district, and has cajoled or abused
former witnesses anfl jurors until ev
ery one of them neaHy is his staunch
friend or his bitter enemy. Besides
this, he has campaigned nearly every
school house in tha west and north
of his district, and .he is a voluble and
forceful talker, a big man with a
strong will and a bitter partisan. And
in all these elements, except the latter,
he has the best of his opponent, who
cannot talk, and is unknown except
by report.
Heatwole only carried Carver county
by about 50 majority over Hall and
Bowler two years ago and he would not
have carried It at all if Peck had been
against him, and the silver question
left out. There are a good many Ger
mans in Carver; just one-third of the
vote is German amf that vote helped
Nelson two years ago, because the Ger
mans were afraid of Populism. That
f ea r of Populism ts "breaking out this
year in a
but in driving into Chaska, questions
put to a goodly number r>f German far
mers showed that they were not at all
Inclined to put Peck*in the same class
with Bryan and he ijaay get a number
of votes that Nelso* got and Clough
will get. It is clearl* obvious that the
German Catholic is Generally a Demo
crat—it is so everywhere, and there is
nothing invidious tnj stating it. Well
in Carver the German Catholic vote
will be for McKiitfey to a very con
siderable extent, a£id it will split on
Peck. If the rest^of the Germans do
not vote as they declare they will— for
the whole Republican ticket— then Peck
is safe enough. The county though is
cafe enough for McKinley and the whole
Republican ticket expept congressman.
Even at Chiaska— where there are plen-
TUESDAY^Oct. 20, and Saturday, Oct. 24, will be the
LAST DAYS for Registration. Voters of St. Paul
j whose names are not enrolled cannot vote. The fact
% that you registered prior to the last election will not
<[ suffice; 3*l! must register anew this time or you can-
J not vote. 1 The Booths will be open Tuesday from 9
# a. m. to 9p. m.
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ty of wild-eyed Republican partisans,
who are claiming everything because
there have recently been a couple of
rallies which were attended by goodly
numbers of Germans, who were for
merly Democrats — even there there is a
distinct feeling of friendship for Peck.
Sound money sentiment may beait him,
but that is the only thing that will.
There will be no material change in
the vote of two years ago, except among
the Germans. The county is safe
enough for McKinley and Clough by
200 to 300, but by no means safe for
About Glencoe Peck is very strong.
The silver sentiment is also strong, but
not nearly so marked as for the fusion
nominee. The county of McLeod is
naturally Democratic. It gave Hall
1,402 to Heatwole's 1,384, and there
were 380 Pops to add to the Demo
cratic vote. The vote on congressman
was decidedly heavier than for gov
ernor, and Nelson, with 1,302 votes, had
a plurality of four over Becker. The
heavy vote for congressman was due,
in a considerable measure, to Peck's
campaign for Hall. This year Heat
wole cannot possibly get Nelson's
strength of 1,302 and it is doubtful if
McKinley or Clough can get it. Here,
again, in McLeod county, the
of the people of foreign birth, but there
was almost a. complete absence of that
opposition to silver that I have ob
served among them generally. They
are in line as they have ever been. It
was not possible to find any consid
erable number of them who had
changed their politics and there is cer
tainly a vigorous silver campaign go
ing on everywhere in the county. But
the feature of the campaign is the
congressional fight. Peck is known by
everyone and Heatwole is unknown.
That sums the probable result.
Again in Renville, where good-sized
towittr are scarce and the farmer
dominates in all things, the growth of
silver sentiment is beyond question.
It was talked everywhere and even the
business men showed no disposition to
dodge— and the politicians, organiza
tion chairmen and committees, all
have their abode in the country and
were not available. Populism is ramp
ant. The Pops outnumber the Demo
crats three to one — they did that two
years ago and now when they are in
combination with the ancient enemy
and have a combined majority of 400
on the basis of '94, they are irrepres
sible. Their name is legion and Re
publicans are not to be found by the
mere looking for. Everywhere there
are clubs and in some places a Mc-
Kinley club, but so-called sound
money or gold clubs are scarce. It is
one of the very few counties in the
southern part of the state where there
is a distinct probability of a Republi
can "loss.
Shakopee is in the midst of what
promises to be the
of the three south congressional dis
tricts. The most sanguine Republican
in Scott county is hoping that the
fusion majority may be kept down to
600. The name of him is Dr. H. O.
Smith. He is the chairman of what
would be the county committee if there
were any need for such an institution,
but there is no county ticket of the Re
publican ilk. The most sanguine
fusionist is James McHale, ex-state
senator, he of bloomer fame, who
thinks the county will be for fusion by
1,500. ■ Not because he told me so, but
because it is everywhere obvious, I
would give the county to the silver peo
ple by 1,200 generally and to Peek by
1,400. It cannot well be less than that,
for Peck lives here; the business men
are for silver by about four to one — the
only town I have been in where that
condition obtains. Among twenty-two
merchants there are five gold men — and
no one makes any difficulty about de
claring himself. One of the business
■'men in the silver class is a banker — the
first of the kind I have met — though it
transpired later that a banker at Jor
dan, this county, and one at New
Prague confess the same political opin
And the strangest thing about all this
silver strength is the fact that it has
There has been no sort of a silver
campaign, even silver literature is not
to be had, but the result has probably
been brought about by the talk of the sil
ver people. Every man of a silver bent
thinks himself an orator and if he
cannot make the other fellow believe
the arguments he advances in the way
of oratory, he, the silver man, is quite
ready to make good with his fists what
he has talked. They are certainly a
pugnacious lot and the man who en
gages in argument with one them
needs choose his opponent on physical
lines and be sure that he can lick him.
There is practically no silver literature
and no silver organization at all, but
the propaganda has thriven on its own
efforts. H. J. Peck is his own com
mittee and his own organization. He
is an odd man, this lawyer who is
likely to be the only Democrat— or the
•*• AVJ^ J -* •*■ »» v V^J>l^XCs iFIVIi CENTS
only man with a Democratic past — in
the next congress from Minnesota.
H. J. Peck is a big man physically.
He weighs more than 200 pouucls, wears
a short clipped gray beard ancl is per
haps fifty-five. He has a wide repu
tation as being a most pugnacious law
yer and wins many of his cases by
his very strength of will. He talks with
feeling always and is repute.l to take
adverse decisions as personal affronts.
He has a slight nervous affection of
the hands and his cigar tumbles as
he smokes — and he smokes all the
time. He has been in praccict- in the
Third district for thirty years and
knows everybody in it and would know
the politics of all of them— if they
didn't change too fast. He has made a
speech or two speeches a day in the
district ever since he accepted the nom
ination and is as firmly convinced that
he is going to be elected as Bryan
says he is — and with probably better
reason, in fact, with ever so much
better reason. When I met him here
he had just returned from a trip in
the country and he evinced his pug
nacity the moment I approached him,
by declaring that he didn't want any
thing to do with the Globe. And
after he had made a speech to me,
he consented to be agreeable and
talked about his campaign.
"I am out for myself," said Mr. Peck.
"A man who is nominated for office
and won't try to help himself to it
don't deserve any office. lam manag
ing my own campaign and s.m emi
nently well satisfied with it. I can
make figures, but I won't; but my
election is practically beyond question.
I have spoken all over the district,
and, as I cannot afford to spend much
money in printing, I have to take
chances on advertising. So I know
that my audiences are with me.
Therefore am I so sure of election.
Keatwole is doing a lot of handshak
ing and it seems to me that a candi'
date should discuss the issue upjogj^
which he stands. I can't afford to gr>
driving about the country, F,nd even
the expense of making a personal cam
paign, with no money to spend for
committees and that sort of thing, is
heavy enough. Unless the opposition
puts in a good deal of money in the
next couple of weeks I am as good as
elected." Then he did
and said that he would carry his own
county by 1,400 and every county
to the west and north. I asked
him if it were true, as I had heard,
.that he was being opposed by a num
ber of lawyers within and without his
party, and he said that he had been
promised personally the support of
every Democratic lawyer in the dis
trict. There was talk here and there
that Democratic lawyers, who had
been made the recipients of attentions
at the tongue of Mr. Peck, would get
even with him, but if such were the
case, the lawyers could not be found
who would repeat it. Peck has never
held office, but has been long- in poli
tics and was the natural successor of
O. M. Hall, who, he thinks, will support
him cordially and earnestly.
It is conceded by every one that
Peck is making a remarkable single
handed campaign. He has no lieuten
ants and does not even require an in
tioduction to his audience. It is a very
bad thing, indeed, for Joel Heatwole
that he has Peck for an opponent.
P. H. Golden, editor of the Tribune
the fusion organ— though the other lo
cal paper, the Argrus, is also for sil
ver—believes that Peck will carry
Scott county by at lea-st 1,400, and that
he will be elected. Golden has been a I
candidate for office himself, and is a
life-long resident of .Scott. He said he
knew positively that Peck would lose
none of the German sound money vote
—and that is bound to be considerable
There are a large number of Germans
in the county, and the majority of
them have been Democrats. A good
part of that majority will this year go
over to the sound money people but
nearly all of them will vote for Mc-
Kinley rather than Palmer. And they
will nearly all vote for Peck, for they
consider him a safe enough man in
spite of his platform. A number of
them said so positively, and Peck will
get all of the two or three hundred
of them who are for a gold president.
W. A. Ferguson, a miller, and one
of Heatwole's committeemen, was in
hopes that the fusion majority misrht
be cut down some. He said that ther<J ; '
were men in the mill who had be^fr-
Democrats always, but who would vote
for McKinley, and he supposed they
would vote for Heatwole. And It is a
fact that the mill men and the em
ployes in the newly established stove
works will be out for the Republican
Ex-Postmaster Johnson, a life-long
Republican, is the most fervent silver
man in town, and the only silver Re
publican whom I met.
Ex-Senator McHale is wildly enthu
siastic for silver, and was ready to
"spiel" Bryan's Minneapolis speech in
support of his principles. He had no
doubt of the result, and Is devoting
a {rood deal of his time to Peck.
Resorting to the ruralists who were
in town marketing, the same general
result was verified. There will be
some small Republican gains on the
head of the ticket, with Clough run
ring quite up to McKinley, and a
disposition to sacrifice Heatwole for
At Jordan there Is one of the most
flourishing silver clubs in the state,
and there are some trains for the sil
ver people from the Republicans— and
these among business men. too. Here
and at New Prague the Peck senti
ment was again strong, and It Is quite
certain that Heatwole will not run
witn his ticket.
In Le Sueur, where two years ago
Heatwole ran 200 ahead of Nelson,
and Hall 400 ahead of Becker, Heat
wole had eieht more votes In the
county than the Democrat and Popu
list combined, there is a practical cer
tainty tha»t Peck will win out by a
Continued oa Eighth Pnge7~
Rsad the Result of
the Globe's Can
Evidently Intends to Force a Ncr
Agreement on the Electoral
Ticket rusion.
THOMSON, Ga., Oct. 18.— H. W. Reed,
treasurer of the Populist national com
mittee, Mr. Watson's personal repre
sentative at the recent Populist meet
ing at Chicago, and National Commlt
teeman Washburn, of Massachusetts,
arrived in Thomson, the home of the
vice presidential candidate, today at 12
o'clock from Atlanta. They were met
at the depot by Mr. Watson's son and
driven at once to the home of the nomi
nee, three-quarters of a mile from the
station. The three have been in con
tinual conference since, stopping only
for meals. The greatest possible inter
est is shown by Mr. Watson's personal
and political friends in the conference
now going on. Prominent local Pop
ulists, men ordinarily in the confidence
of the vice presidential candidate, have
called, only to find that their leader
begged to be excused.
Mr. Watson received the representa
tive of the Associated Press this even
ing at 10 o'clock. He politely but firm
ly refused to be Interviewed or say
anything regarding the political situa
tion or his letter of acceptance. When
asked whether he would give out hia
letter tonight he replied:
"It will not be given out tonight.
1 have nothing whatever to say.
Neither have Mr. Reed or Washburn.
They will leave for Atlanta early in
the morning and If there is anything
of interest to the public in our confer
ence they will give it out tomorrow."
Mr. Watson makes no secret of the
"fact that his letter is in the hands
of Chairman Butler and has been for
Bcveral days. He Is going to Atlanta
on Tuesday and there, it is believed,
he- will meet Senator Joneis, of the
Democratic national committee. The
state committees of both the Democrats
and Populists will meet in Atlanta on
the same day and the question of fu
sion on the electoral tlcket3 will be
discussed. It is generally accepted as
a fact here that the Democrats will
make some sort of fusion proposition.
The Democratic leaders say there is
no necessity for it, and expect strenu
ous opposition inside the party. Wat
son's close political friends in Thomson
are firm in the belief that, unless the
electoral tickets are revised to suit
him, his letter now in the posses
sion of Chairman Butler will go to
the public in its original form. They
are also convinced that in this letter
the nominee has expressed his opinion
in his own vigorous and peculiar Eng
lish of the fusion arrangements now
obtaining in Kansas, Colorado and
North Carolina.
Bryan Will Begin a Campaign In
Ohio Today.
DETROIT, Mich., Oct. 18.— It was
one of his characteristic Sabbaths that
William J. Bryan spent in this city to
day. This morning, accompanied by
Mrs. Bryan, he attended church, and
listened to a sermon by Rev. Patter
son, who is a friend of Mr. Bryan.
After the sermon the nominee and his
wife held an informal and unexpected
reception "in the aisle near the pew
which they occupied.
In the afternoon the three-time nom
inee rested, and at 6 o'clock Mr. and
Mrs. Bryan dined with Mr. and Mrs.
George W. Moore at the latter's home.
It had been arranged that Mr. Bryan
should address the weekly meeting of
the Detroit Newsboys' association to
night. After most of the audience had
passed out, the carriage bearing Mr.
Bryan arrived, and the crowd rushed
back into the hall cheering Bryan
enthusiastically. Mr. Bryan made a
short, simple address to the newsboys,
advising them earnestly as to the
great value of character in all life
affairs, and of respecting the rights
of others. At the conclusion of his
remarks the little hall rang with the
boys' assura.nces that Bryan was "all
right," despite the admonishments of
Col. Butler, president of the associa
tion. Mr. Bryan looked greatly re
freshed by his Sunday rest. His spe
cial train will leave for Ohio at 4
o'clock a. m. tomorrow.
They "Will Invade Bryan's Home
After Leaving Minnesota.
CHICAGO, Oct. 18.— Gens. Palmer
and Buckner will leave for Milwaukee
and the Northwest at 10 o'clock to
morrow. They will visit Omaha and
probably Lincoln, Bryan's home city.
They will come East through lowa,
and perhaps go to St. Louis. With
only two weeks of active campaigning
left, the officers of the National Dem
ocratic committee are more than ever
satisfied that Palmer and Buckner are
going to receive their full share of
votes in every state where the Demo
crats have organized. Advices indicate,
the national committee says. that thou
sands of Democrats who had intended
;t<j cast their votes for McKinley are
~S>w under the standard of the Indian
apolis convention. _
Loss of 9100,000 In a Blase — Fire,
men Injured.
LOS ANGELES, Cala., Oct. 18.— The larg
est flre that has occurred In this city in
years started late last night In the Fowler
paper box factory, and before it was subdued
over $100,000 worth of property had been
consumed. The building, which was a three
story brick, was owned by R. H. Howell,
the first floor being occupied by J. D. Hooker,
dealer in plumbing supplies; the second floor
by the Van Storage company, and the third
floor by the Fowler paper box factory, where
the flre originated. The flames communicat
ed rapidly to the floors below, and before the
flre department arrived the building was
doomed. Several of the firemen were pain
fully Injured by the falling timbers, and
Thomas Meredith, a spectator, was struck
on the head by a falling cornice, which In
flicted a dangerous wound. J. D. Hooker's
loss was about $S5.000; lnauranre, $2. r >.ii"Ki. Van
Storage company loss, $20,000; insurance un
known. Fowler paper box factory, loss $8,000;
insurance unknown. R. H. Howell, owner of
the building, loss $35,000; insurance unknown.
The Simpson Hack Fruit company occupied
an adjoining building. They sustained $1,003
damage by water. Tha cause of the flre is
not known.
Twenty-Five Car* Snianhed at a Cost
of 9100,000.
CLEVELAND, 0., Oct. 18. — Twenty-five
freight ear?, with their contents, were de
stroyed in h wreck on the Big Four railroad
near Wellington. 0., last night. The loeb
vfiU reach $100,000. The track has been com
plotely blockaded all day, and trains are
running around the wreck over other reeds.

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