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iJemovrnls nnd Populists May Cap
ture the State, Owing to Re
publican Wrangling.
GRAND FORKS, X. D.. Feb. 14.—
North Dakota is about to enter upon
a political campaign in which the prin
cipal prize is a seat in the United
Stalls senate, tiie term of Senator
R ;•< b expiring on March 4, 1899. The
elect len of Mr. Roach, a Democrat, in
a Republican state five years ago was
ar. event of greater importance than
the election of a United States senator,
usually is. and unless there is a mark
ed change in North Dakota politics
within the next few months the cam
paign of 1898 is likely to be a repeti
tion of that of 18H2. The Republican
party of this stat<- is divided, as it was
then, and the feeling which existed
between the two factions at that time
"Was as brotherly love compared to that
whi< h exists now. The branch of the
party which is now in power, which
controls the state administration and
federal patronage, is headed ostensibly
by Senator Hansbrough, but really by
tAlexander McKe^aie, formerly of Bis
marck, but now an operator on Wall
street, Xew York. The candidate of
this faction for the senate is E. C.
Cooper, chairman of the state central
committee. Personally Mr. Cooper is
a popular man, but he will be bitterly
opposed by the anti-McKenzie element
because of his connection with "the
Congressman Johnson is a candidate
for .he- position as the representative
Of the oilier faction, and between him
and Senator Hansbrough there is a
breach that will be very difficult to
repair. I'nder these circumstances the
Democrats and Populists may be able
to capture the state again.
SUCH settlers" welcome.
Farmer and Three Sons Wall. From
Virginia to South Dakota.
tl to The St. Paul Globe.
HURON, S. D., Feb. 14.— A day or
two since, Gustave Kunisch and his
three sons, arrived on a farm near
.Faulkton, having walked from Peters
burg, Va,, a distance of about 2,000
miles. The boys are aged ten, twelve
and fourteen years, respectively, and
With their father make a rugged quar
They lived on a small "clearing" near
Petersburg, but it was almost impos
sible- for the ambitious German to make
a living for himself and family from
the small patch of land they possessed.
He took advantage of an opportunity to
trade for *a quarter-section of farm
land near Faulkton. and he determin
ed .-> come and try farming. What cash
_.c had was left with the wife and girls,
who after a sojourn with relatives In
Michigan, will join the father and sons
in Faulk county.
Mr. Kunisch says the trip was not as
hard as they expected; they traveled
slowly and found friends all along the
route. Some days they would make
from thirty to thirty-five miles, and
every week they would check off at
least 200 miles. The time required to
make the journey was ten weeks. All
were in good spirits and will soon be
permanently located on their farm.
Stale Reform School for North Da
le -n Cannot Be Built.
BISMARCK, Feb. 11.— The state reform
school board has discovered that It will be
difficult for them to negotiate a loan with
which to secure funds to build the institu
tion. The trustees held a recent meeting at
jMandan and discussed the matter. The law
which was supposed to make provision for
the building of the Institution and the provi
sion of funds was found to be defective, in
that it provides only for the issuance of
certifiicates of ihdebtedne.s, bearing interest
nt G per cent, and guaranteed by 40,000 acres
of Kin.! owned by the institution. No bonds
can be issued under the law. and the state
does not. as in the case of the state Insane
asylum, guarantee the payment of interest.
All Interest and principal must bo paid from
the income of the land of the institution
which is a problematical amount. The certifi
cates of indebtedness would not be much
sought by investors, and unless interested
parties can be induced to take up the cer
tificates, when they are issued, and trust to
the income from the lands to pay interest
and principal, no institution can be erected
until the state makes further provision.
Belle I'inine Merchant Puts an End
to Life.
BELLE PLAINE, Minn.. Feb. 14.— Nicholas
Berens. formerly a prominent merchant of
Sliak.ipee. committed suicide here this morn
ing. For some time past he had been In
charge of a store in this city, but was dis
charged on Saturday, when despondency
seem.-, to have taken possession of him. Early
this morn ing, however, he secured possession
of _ revolver, and, going to his room In the
hotel, occupied also by a fellow boarder, he
complained of feeling unwell. Almost at tha
same mement, without any word or sign of
Special to The St.. Paul Globe.
ALBP.RT LEA, Feb. 13.— Another spring
like day yesterday destroyed the snow, and
wheels aro again in order.
E. M. Jenison, late editor of the defunct
Daily Evening Tribune, left this morning for
his new position at Fond dv Lac, Wis. The
plant remains here and efforts are being made
to secure new management and resussltate
the _>a:>er.
The hearing in the case cf Julius Pleth,
charged with forgery, has been fixed for Men
day. March 7, he being released on ball of
The I I:\rtland slander case, known in Justice
Clements' court as the State vs. Clara John
son, has been again adjourned, this timo until
Feb. 23.
The Young Men's Bible and Social club at
Its last meeting had for its Bible study the
Apostle James, later discussing the Klondike
as a business opening for young men.
District court was adjourned yester
day afternoon until Monday at 10 o'clock.
The case of August Yost vs. John Janke was
finished and a verdict of $107 returned for tho
V.'. >'. I.rebs, manager of the McCormick
(Machine Company's distributing depot at this
point, has just had a number of counties add
ed to his territory, and now has about forty
men under him.
Eliz.. Emma Quinlan has begun suit for
divorce from James Quinlan. cruelty 'and de
sertion being the grounds alleged.
Last nipht and this forenoon there was
a Considerable fall of snow and the sleigh
ing is once more very good.
ST. clqudT
Special to The St. Paul Globe.
ST. CLOUD, Minn., Feb. 14.— Arrangements
have been made for a game of hockey be
tween the crack St. Paul team, which was
foing East, and the normal school team in
t. Cloud, on the afternoon of Feb. 22.
Xavier Bachmeyer, of Lake Henry, who
And rest for tired mothers in a warm bath
with CcTfCCKA SoAr.andasingleapplicatioa
bl CfTicutiA (ointment), the great skin cure.
Ccticuila Ile__i:di_s afford instant relief,
and point to a speedy cure of torturing, dis
figuring, humiliating, itch ing, burning, bleed
ing, crusted, scaly skin anil scalp humors,
with loss of hair, when all else fails.
BM thrmnhout the world. Potts* Duco xjco Cunt.
C«*' - • S"'' 1 Prop... Bolton .
$y ■■ How io Cure Skin -Tor'un-l Tabics," tne. •*»
warning, he raised the revolver to his head
and sent a bullet into his ear, the deadly
messenger going clear through and coming
out at the other ear. Berens lived about an
hour and a half afterwards, but was uncon
scious. He "was about 40 years of age and
leaves a wife and daughter in Shakopee,
where his brother also resides.
St. Peter Loses an Old Resident and
Popular Physician.
Special to The St. Paul Globe.
.ST. PETER, Feb. 14.— Dr. B. F. Collins
died last night, after a long ilncs3, of tuber
cular consumption. He was about fifty
years of age and has been a resident of St.
Peter for nearly thirty years. Of a delicate
physique, and suffering from occasionally se
vere attacks of illness, he was nevertheless
au untiring worker and was one of the tiff's
most prominent men. The entire community
extends sympathy to the bereaved family. Dr.
Collins held various local offices during hi 3
residence -in St. Peter.iand up to the time of
hi 3 death was a member of the lunacy com
mission. B. F. Collins and Will Collins, of
Minneapolis, are brothers cf the deceased.
Alleged Forger From North Dakota
Arrested at Eau Claire.
Special to The St. Paul Globe.
EAU CLAIRE, Wis., Feb. 14.— Gus A. Sylte
wa3 arrested here on Sunday by Chief Big
gins. The prisoner is about .5 years cf age.
He is wanted at Hillsboro, N. D., for passing
a forged check on the First National bank, of
that city, for |900. Shortly after his arrival
here Sylte deposited $800 with a local bank.
He advertised that he would open an employ
ment bureau here. E. Y. Sareles. cashier of
Hillsboro bank, and the sheriff of that place,
will arrive here tomorrow.
Mary I.ii \ion Prostrated.
GRAND FORKS, N. D., Feb. 14.— Word
comes from Hope that Mary Luxton. who
fatally shot her lover, Ole Halverson, at
Inkster last fall, and who was subsequent
ly acquitted, has been very 111. So serious
was her condition that for some time her l.fe
was despaired of. Her condition since her
trial has amply sustained the decision of the
Jury that, at the time the terrible deed was
committed, the girl was deranged, and was
im sponsible for her acts. She was taken
home to Hope by her sister, Mrs. Morgan,
with whom she has since remained. Ono of
the pathetic features of the case is the fact
that, during her illness, she has been nursed
and carefully waited on by Mrs. Halverson,
the mother of her dead lover. It ls said that
as soon as Mary is able to .stand the trip she
will be taken to California by her friends,
and it is hoped that she may yet entirely re
cover from the shock to which she has been
Compromise Law a Failure.
CHAMBERLAIN. S. D., Feb. 14.-One law
that the next state legislature will doubtless
be asked to repeal is the law authorizing a
compromise of delinquent taxes. It was be
lieved by many that this law would result to
the benefit and profit of many towns and
counties. It has, however, been given a fair
trial in several localities in the state, and,
in consequence, there has been a radical
change lv sentiment regarding it, as the
damage resulting from its workings more
than equal the benefits, and. In many cases.
It is found to operate directly opposite of
what wa3 intended and expected.
County Officials on Trial.
Special to The St. Paul Globe.
GRAND RAPIDS, Minn.. Feb. 14.— Since the
acquittal of County Commissioner George Ly
dick, charged with converting county property
to his own use, the Interest In the grand
jury indictments here has waned. In an
other case today the testimony of the prosecu
tion has been against those who were em
ployed en the roads of Itasca county, rather
than against the county commissioners. Judge
Holland denied the motion to dismiss, how
ever, and testimony for the defense will be
received tomorrow.
Rounding Up Coal Thieves.
Special to The St. Pi-.ul Globe.
WATERTOWN. S. D., Feb. li.-Sheriff
Neili. assisted by a Great Northern detective,
arrested three men by the name of Waterman.
It ls charged that last night they broke into
freight cars and stole coal. Over a hundred
tons have been _tol?n this winter. The Water
mans formerly lived at Volga, S. D., and have
a bad reputation.
Miner Dropped Dead.
Special to The St. Paul Globe.
GREAT FALLS, Mont.. Feb. 14.— H. 11.
Chandler, ono of the most prominent mining
men ln the Northwest, dropped dead here
from heart disease this evening. He was con
nected with the mineral exhibit at the World's
fair. %
Carrington Sentenced.
Special to The St. Paul Globe.
SIOUX FALLS. S. D.. Feb. 14.-At 9 o'clock
this morning Judge Jones sentenced James
Garrington, for the murder of Roy Ericson,
to be hung April 14 between the hours of 3
and 12 o'clock a. m.
Dock Rights in Dispute.
MADISON. Wis., Feb. 14.— The South Shore
Lumber company, of Ashland, today began
suit in the federal court against C. C. Thomp
son, alleging that he ls encroaching on their
dock property in Washburn. The case will
probably last several days.
March Graduations at the Normal.
WINONA, Minn., Feb. 14.— 0n March 25 a
class of thirty-five will be graduated from tho
\\lnona normal school This will be the first
graduation under the ccnt'nuous session plan
A class of ICO will be graduated ln June
was serving a ninety-day sentence in the
Steams county jail for calling one of his
neighbor's daughters insulting names was
liberated on bail today, his case having been
It began to snow early this morning and
has kept it up the greater part of the day.
The snow storm is reported general over the
Fergus Falls division of the Great Northern
An unusual .case is being investigated in
tho probate court by Judge Hubert and Coun
ty Attorney Sullivan. Charles Waymouth,
of Sauk Center, is accused of being insane.
The man is self-sustaining and gave such a
good account of himself that the authorities
are making a searching investigation The
only thing that tends to show the man's In
sanity is charges he makes against his wife
and adopted daughter, which his neighbors
say are absolutely without foundation, but
VVaymcuth insists that he can prove to the
satisfaction of the court that they are true
John Dubois was taken to St. Barnabas
hospital. Minneapolis, this morning for treat
ment. He is suffering from paralysis, and
is in a very critical condition.
Grace, the little daughter of Mr. and Mrs
S. S. Chute, is very sick and not expected to
The three-year-old child of Charles Bernick
had a narrrow escape from drowning at Lake
George yesterday, where the ice men had
left an open place in the lake Into which
the girl slid on a sled. A servant, who was
with the child, rescued it.
S. E. Atkins, of the state auditor's office
was in St. Cloud Sunday.
Special to Tlie St. Paul Globe.
STILLWATER. Minn.. Feb. 14.— Judge
Crosby, of the district court, has filed an
order directing that creditors of McLaugh
lin & Kilty may participate in the distribu
tion cf the assets of the concern without be
ing required to file releases. Although no
decision is made in the disclosure proceed
ings recently heard before him, the cred
itors contend that they have won a victory.
Peter Vordell was arraigned in the munici
pal court to<lay charged with having assult
ed J. If. -Bengston, proprietor of the Mer
chants' hotel. Vordeil claims that he and
some friends were enjoying a little time in
a North Main street saloon Saturday even
ing, and that Benson came in and called
him bad names. A clinch followed and it
is claimed by Vordell that Bengston used
a knife in the melee. The case will com"
up for hparing next Wednesday.
Work en the pontoon bridge "waa not begun
this morning, as expected. Street Commis
sioner Olson deciding that little could be
done until the large timbers arrive. A force
of men will l.egin the preliminary work to
morrow morning, however, and it will prob
ably take ten days to finish the work.
A small fire early this morning destroyed
a barn and outhouses owned by William
Hutchinson, a member of the Stillwater po
lice force. Hutchinson carried no insurance
on the buildings, and the same are a total
The Stillwater Gun club held its weekly
tournament on the ice yesterday afternoon,
and the Manwaring medal was won by H. T
King. The Jassoy trophy was won by Her
man Jassoy. Owing to the high wind poors
.cores were made than are customary.
In the probate court today final sett'ement
was made in the matter of the estate of
Sebastian Marty. John Hablitzel was ap
pointed executor of the estate of Henrietta
Porth. deceased.
A. Oscar Nelson has gone to John G.
Nelson & Son's logging camps, near Sprine
Brook. Wis.
David Connor, las returned from a Jip to
the Chippewa river country
Territorial Contest Between tbe
Friends and the Foes of the Fur
Company Historical Society
Listens to an Interesting Address
by a Pioneer Settler.
The members of the State Historical
society celebrated St. Valentine's day
by meeting at their rooms in the capi
tol, electing a quintet of new members
and listening to a thoroughly interest
ing papc-r by Hon. Charles D. Gllflllan
of Redwood Falls, on the "Early Politi
cal Hi. Tory of Minnesota."
The meeting proper was held in the
society rooms. The new members elect
ed were Frank I__ Anderson, of the
state university; Frederick M. Catlin,
of St^Paul; Fremont N. Jayne, of Min
neapolis; Dr. Frank L. McVey. of the
state university, and William R. Stone,
of Duluth. It was decided to inaugu
rate in the near future a series of five
historical lectures free to the public to
be given at the capitol during the re
mainder of the winter. These lectures
will hear on the history of the state
university and will be given by promi
nent citizens.
Mr. Gilflllan's paper was read in the
senate chamber. At the conclusion of
its reading, the subject was discussed
in an interesting fashion by Judge
Flandrau, Col. W. P. Clough. H. L.
Moss, William Pitt, Murray, Mr. Gilfil
lan himself, and others. The substance
of the paper is a_3 follows:
In his paper Mr. Gilfillan said in part:
After the admission of the state of Wis
consin into the Federal Union, that part
of the territory of that name, outside of the
state lines, was left in an uncertain politi
cal condition. The general opinion pre
vailed that this section was still under the
laws passed by the territory of Wisconsin,
and that the governor and the secretary of
the territory were still occupying the same
positions in reference to the section sliced
off. It was. however, thought best that an
agent be sent to Washington to urge the
creation of a new territory. Prominent citi
zens from different sections of the outside
territory met at Stillwater and selected for
this purpose Mr. Sibley, who was then at
the head of the American Fur company.
No politics entered Into .this selection; it
was because Mr. Sibley was then the most
eminent and influential person in the re
gion. Mr. Sibley proceeded to Washington.
After a lapse of a few months, an act
creating the new territory was passed and
Mr. Sibley admitted as its deli gate, under
what might be . called a "squatter" elec
tion. President Taylor appointed Alexander
Ramsey governor of the new territory of
Minnesota. He arrived in St. Paul in the
latter part of May. 18.9, and shortly there
after Issued his official proclamation, de
claring the territory organized and provid
ed for the election and the meeting of a
In a convention held Oct. 20. 1543,
a platform was adopted, according to
its own language embracing the principles
of Jefferson. Madison. Monroe, Jackson and
Polk. The latter had already almost sunk
into forgetfuiness. but the memories of fat
gifts of patronage still lingered in the
minds of a few members of the convention.
Rice does net appear to have been pres
ent upon the occasion of this convention,
nor Mr. Sibley, either. The latter, how
ever, wrote a letter, affirming his faith in
the political principles of Jefferson. But
he continued to co-operate with those citi
zens who thought it their paramount duty
to work together to advance the interests of
the territory. In August. 1860, a (-lalition i
of anri-. ib'ey Democrats and Whigs biought
out Col. Mitchell as candidate against Sib
ley for del-gate to congress. This election
resulted stn.ngly in favor of Sibley.
A very bitter feud arose between the mem
bers of the American Fur company and Mr.
Rice, who had formerly been a member of
the company. The Fur company claimed
that Mr. Rice h.d acquired title to that
part of St. Paul then known as the upper
town, and held it in like manner as the
title to Kittson's addition and other prop
erty ln lower town was held— simply for
tho benefit of the Fur company. Mr. Ric.
had given away many lots ln upper town
and had sold many, and was the man above
all others instrumental in building up that
section. Outside of the members of the Fur
company, he was admired for his generosity
and public spirit.
To recover this property, a suit in chan
cery was brought by the fur company
against Mr. Rice, charging him with all
sorts of fraud. The feeling of bitterness
spread from the principals to their ad
herents throughout" the territory, extending
to judges, jurors and officers of the court,
as well as to the legislature, and justice
was but little regarded. As an instance of
the extravagance of official conduct, there
can be found, in the first or second Minne
sota supreme court reports, a footnote, by
the official reporter, to the effect that, "It
is but justice to Mr. Rice to say, that he
denies each and every one of the charges
in the bill." This. I think, is the only
instance in any law report published
in the English language where a
reporter stepped out of his official
line to defend parties to a law suit. The
majority of the legislature was "fur," and
they created new judicial districts, to which
they banished inimical Judges, and where
they would have no judicial functions to
Naught came of this suit, and with it 3
disappearance, and with the withdrawal of
the American Fur company from the Indian
trade, the political influence of Mr. Rice
ascended rapidly, while that cf Mr. Sibley
declined. At the next delegate election. Mr.
Rice became the candidate of the Democratic
party, and was elected by a large majority
over Alexander Wilkin, who ran as an in
dependent Whig. Some Whigs and nearly
all of the Democrats supported Mr. Rice.
By this time, it became apparent that the
political elements of Minnesota were Demo
cratic. After this accession of Mr. Rice to
power, he became end continued the un
doubted leader of his Darty for eight years.
During the days of the territory there
was never any general organization of the
W hig 3as a party. Some of them rated
with the Rice Democrats, but the greater
number with the Sibley side. However, at
Stillwater, there was a small and very se
lect body of Whls3. who met In conven
tion, and nominated a straight Wh'g ticket.
They roiled fifty-two votes and elected a
member of the house of representatives.
The latter kept the house nearly three
weeks from organizing, in the attempt to
force his own election as speaker. Thi* e'
fort cost nearly ten thousand dollars. But.
as Uncle Sam paid the bills. It did not
excite much indignation on the score of
economy. Thi3 representative then com
promised upon the proposition to e'.ect Mi
friend as assistant clerk of the house.
Thus ended the first and only attempt to
act as a separate party.
During the next four years the Demo
crats had everything their own way. but
they were divided into factions. A prom'
nent man among them was David O'mned.
who led, during a part of this period, the
anti-Rice forces. After the appointment of
Willis A. Gorman as territorial governor,
he also joined the anti-Rice forces, and
endeavored to build up a Democratic party
In opposition to Mr. Rice: but the latter
possessed too many friends, partlcularly
among the old settlers, to be supplanted
by a new-comer. In 1854 the pas-age of the
Nebraska bill and the actions of the Dem
ocratic administration in Kansas. sho< k?d
the anti-s.avery sentiment of the North,
and made a deep impression in Minnesota.
Many of the Democrats threw off alVglan c
to their party, while others resolved to
fight tho slavery propaganda inside of
party lines. In March. 1555, a few people,
strongly anti-slavery, most of them former
Special to The St. Paul Globe.
HASTINGS. Minn.. Feb. 14.— Mrs. R. J.
I Smith was found dead at her residence en
• Fourth street this afternoon, the cause of
! death evidently being heart failure. She was
C 3 years cf age, a pioneer resident of Dakota
I county and highly esteemed.
Mr. and Mrs. August Langenfeld, of Ver
million, celebrated their golden wedding to
day, the occasion proving a most happy one.
The Route to F.orida. Via Asheuille. N. C.
Tickets to Florida, via Cincinnati or Louis
ville and the Queen & Crescent and Southern
j railway, allow stop-off at Asheville. N. C,
I "The Land of the Sky" Greatest American
| all-year-round resort. Also twenty-four hour
: schedule from Cincinnati and Louisville to
Jacksonville, via Chatfanooga and Atlanta
beginning Dec. 5. For information write j!
C. Beam Jr., N. W. P. A.. 80 Adams street,
Special to The St. Paul Globe.
FARIBAULT. Minn., Feb. 14— For the first
| time this winter Faribault and vicinity have
been treated to enough snow to make fair
Henry Passow, who was arrested and b*ur*
over en the charge of larceny, and was ou.
on bail until this morning, when he was to
have- his hearing, has skiiped the town and j
his bail I
Democrats, met at St. Anthony, passed
strong resolutions upon the slavery ques
tions, and provided for a general terri
torial convention, to be held at St Paul,
July 25. Here the name Republican wai
flrst applied to a party within the territory.
This name was adopted by the July con
vention, the call for which was signed by
Alexander Ramsey, William R. Marshall,
and about twelve others. The convention
adopted a strong set of resolutions. It
elected a central committee of fifteen, of
which the writer whs made chairman, 'and
was thus provided with the full machinery
of a party, which eyen a united Democracy
could hardly make bead agiinst. This con
vention nominated William R. Marshall as
delegate to congress. On .he same day Mr.
Rice was nominated' as the Democratic can
didate of the National Democracy. Some
time after this Mr. Olmsted was brought
out as the anti-Nebraska. Democratic can
didate. The election resulted ln favor of
Mr. Rice, he getting a handsome plurality,
but no: a majority. .
The meeting at St. Anthony put into the
platform a Maine liquor law plank. This
law was approved by about 50 per cent of
the voters. When its vote was ascertained
all the church bells of the city rang for
joy. The Olmsted: -Democrats denounced
the pro-slavery Ideas of t£e National Dem
ocrats, and the Maine liquor law of the
Republicans. Minnesota, at this early date,
had acquired a largfe German population,
of whom 90 per cent, at least, were anti
slavery, and 100 per cent against the Maine
liquor law. They voted principally for
Olmsted. This was the first and last at
tempt ever made in a Republican general
convention for a general prohibitory liquor
law in Minnesota.
In 1854 and 1555 a matter, creating quite
a commotion in politics, arose out o" a
grant of lands made by congress to aid
in the building of railroads. Immediately
upon the passage of the act a word had
been changed, so as to give the lands to
a then existing company. Congress in
its indignation, immediately repealed the
act. The company claimed that rights were
at once vested in the grant, which placed
It beyond the power of repeal. A great
political fight arose in Minnesota con
fined solely to tne Democrats. Tho party
friends of the railroad company, headed by
Mr. Rice on one side, and the friends and
appointees of Gen. Gorman on th» oth a r
The latter called themselves "anti-fraud
Democrats." In a year or two thereafter
the United States courts decided that the
repealing act was valid, and that no grant
The rapjd growth of the Republicans
united the different factions of the Demo
cratic party. Nearly all of the speakers
among the Republicans of national reputa
tion were brought to Minnesota to do mis
sionary work. Of these. I nan recall the
names of Lyman Trumbull. Owen Love
{°J- J ohn P Hale. Zach. Chandler. Dan
Mace. Galusha A. Grow, Schuyler Col
fax, Carl Schurz and F. P. Blair Jr
Another speaker who exercised irreat in
fle_ce was Carl Schurz.
In 1557 commenced the great campaign,
wherein the stakes were many times largVr
than ever before A state constitution was
to be made and adopted, and under it a
governor and state officers were to be elect
ed, two, If not three, members of congress
and two Unlf-d States senators. In view
of these great prizes, all factions ln either
party came together and the battle was
fought with united forces on both sides.
In the first election both Bides claimed the
election, of a majority of their own faith
as delegates to the constitutional conven
tion. Upon the arrival of the delegates at
St. Paul an effort was made by the lead
ers to agree upon a line of conduct which
would avoid a disgraceful scene and pc-r
-, a , ps -~ a failure t0 rjalt '? a constitution at
all. The parties could not agree, and each
side prepared to grab first, and as much
as they could. Or. to use the language of
the respective parties, to secure their rights
The convention was to meet in the ball of
the house of representatives at 12 m. As
both territorial and city administrations
were Democratic, it was feared, on the part
of the Republicans, that _n attempt might
be made to clear the h. 11 of Republicans
or to prevent, by the aid of the police the
entrance of Republican delegates to the hall
The Republicans concluded to take posses
sion of the ball the evening before, camp
there all night, and be on hand when the
hour arrived. This they did. As the hour
approached the Democratic delegates came
Into the hall, and precisely at 12 o'clock
Mr. Chase, secretiry of the territory and
Mr. North, a Republican delegate, sprang
to their feet, nominated a chairman and
declared him elected. The chairman de
clared elected by Mr. North got possession
of the seat first, and the Republicans pro
ceeded to organize the convention. The
Democrats withdrew, and after caucusing
a while, appeared at the outside of the
door of the hall with ex-Gov. Gorman at
their head. He. after looking ln. turned
to his followers, and in that clear, sonor
ous voice of his. gald: "A mob has taken
possession of the hall of representatives
and the convention will proceed to the sen
ate chamber to organize." Which the
Democratic wing Immediately proceeded to
do. About one-third of the time occupied
by the convention in its entirety was de
voted by orators to showing posterity that
their particular convention was a legal one,
and the other a false one. Hennepin coun
ty was entitled to eight delegates, and
without these the Democratic convention
could in no seDse claim a majority. The
Republican candidates from that county hid
received the regular certificates of election
issued by the authority provided by law for
that purpose, viz: the registrar of deeds.
The Democrats claimed tbat he hid is;n . red
the facts and had arbitrarily and unlaw
fully issued these certificates.
The Democratic governor promptly re
moved the register. The people renomi
nated him for the same office, and the is
sue was plainly made up. He was tri
umphantly elected by sevfral hundred ma
After the rdjournment .of the constitu
tional convention, each party met in con
vention and nominated candidates for tho
different state offices, and also, for three
members of congns.. The Democratic
ticket was headed by the." name of H. 11.
Sibley for governor .'-and 'the Republicans
by Alexander Kams^r. After an exciting
campaign, the Democratic- ticket was de
clared elected and Sibley installed as gov
ernor, in accordance therewith. Tbe Demo
crats obtained a small ma.Oritv in the leg
islature and elected' Henry M. Rice and
Gen. Shields as United States senators. The
latter was a newcomer, fend his el -ct'on
was a bitter dose to many of the old set
lers in the party. a
In 1859 tne Republicans alcain plac.d Alex
ander Ramsey at the. head of their ticket.
In 1857 the Democrats had the control of the
election machinery, erf, the canvassing
board. It was unanimously believed by
the Republicans, and by many of the Dem
ocrats that Gov. Sibley wa3 net elected
(but only counted in). The race In 18.7 had
shown that Gov. Ramsey was a very popu
lar man among the masses, running several
hundred vctp. ahead of the balance of his
ticket. The idea that he had been unjustly
treated in 1857. was of immense advantage
to him In 1859, and to the balance of the
Republicans, and the entire ticket was then
elected. The party was thus entrenchrd in
power ln the state cf Minnesota, and they
have never since been dislodged, a pericd
of nearly forty years.
There have been but two easr>s in the
United States where th-> Republican parts
has shown such a held up.n state govern
There was something peculiar to the In
dian trade, which benumb"d the fin* notions
of honor necessary to su-vesa in comm: rce
between white men. Nearly all these traders
carried their Indian conscience into the pol
itics. Those men became after a time much
disliked by the masses of their own party,
and were styled by them - '?.locassin Demo
crats." However, they were the brains of
the party and pulled it through some very
tight places, through which it would not
have passed without their aid.
The influence of the Mocassin Drmocr.cv
ended with the election of Mr. Linccln. It
had supported Breckinridge as ag.irst
Douglas, and from that time it disappca-ed.
Mr. Gilfillan, in closing, paid a tribute
to Ccl. James M. Goodhue, the pioneer
Minnesota editor; to Joseph R. Brown.
clerk of the first legislative session, and
to Mr. Rice.
I _ i :
Effort to Secure fe*osafe-Mrfon of the
Person of Prince Clarence.
KINGSTON. Jamai/a I via" Bermuda). Feb.
14.— An attempt was made late Saturday
evening to kidnap Prsace Orarenee. formerly
chief of the Mcsquito , territory, who is now
living here as a pensioner of' the British gov
erment. The attempt is Believed to have
been the result of Nd.araguan Instigation.
■ ;* rl
Cough! Cough 1 1
It's the hacking Cough that often I
ends in the most serious trouble. I
Allen's Lung Balsam
stops the COUGH and heals the
inflamed membrane. It contains
no opium. Its expectorant quali
ties makes it a most valuable rem*
edy in every home. Ask for and
I be sure you get Allen's Lung Balsam.
J2sc, 9 5Qc. and $1 a Bottle.
I Admiasion free. 8:00 a, m. to sp. m. Market Hall. St " P * U '- Il ' s i" s'^'-1^5 '^'- 1^ «ud saves time.
Roberts A. &. 0. Iron Co. geo. l. swift & co„ Walter A, Woodlarmtar Co,
All kinds of MANCTACTnREns of Factor H
IRON WORK GL_OTHING!i Harvester.* u_JHa
Overalls, Butchers' Aprons, Etc. », .... Malleable
___^^^^-___ Corner Fourth and Sibley Sts. I Mowers and Rake5 ' Work.
ST. PAUL FOUNDRY CO., confectionery. mattresses anT7rqn~bed3^
7-77- McFa^±^^ nCo ' Union Mattress Company,
ArClllteCtUrai iron WOrk! PnMPPPTinMPQV *»«re« M , Woven Wire _fatlra_3_.,
General Foundry Work. f ***** UUjir LIU 1 1U Pi Dll I , Cots, Cribs, Cradles, Iron Beds,
=__ Se»d for o«r list of christ«as Children's Foiling Bed 3, Feathers.
A WNINGS AND TENTS. T ° yS *** ornament *- 17 Kaat Tlilrd Street, st, Paal.
» 1C g^^'^ S "N ¥ Cornish Curtis & Greene Cn SIMON'S aromatic
m* glf-fas) l Lortt^~oi™T Co ' stomach rittfps
a.a/mimpo 5 AULn ' hri Butter and Cheese Factories. Jlv_.l_H._l DlllCfVJ
■-— »»""™ St. AKATJR3. For sale by druggists and dealers ~
BREWERS AND BOTTLERS. ForC A.lSu, v, i, CO.. M Ofl(] ROS'lDjl. J*"»°* " - J»*0.»r1,..,
DREWRY & SONS, f.vc/^s. - Mar * washing goods.
71K-710 Payne Aye. I •_____________i_ _________ r- : n I CUITE RM AN B R OTH E RS.
file, Poner, siooi aid k soda BOKOCK PiO'Ef Dig COffllll i ,--— - ■**--
and Mineroi waters, Fruit ewers, . 49 Ea?t Fourth street - Men s * urfllshi ng woods.
:___=______= - Pboto and Wood Engraving. | SSKSLSa" 1 ' "Summit Shirt."
BOOTS AND SHOES. Heii»y Babcoc*. Manager. ;
Jlnnufaeturersof — JAMES T. McMILLAM
Miners' and Lumbermen's WM. LINDEKE ROLLER MILLS, DADJ/ piiri/EP
BOOTS AND SHOES. ■*»*«■— fUIVIX rHu_\bl\.
_ Mp.iiL,.m j APPLE BLOSSOM FLOUR. B^uahecaTa
■ * . " Packing House— Upper Levee n^-v^^v
BUTTER. Dealer in Flour, Graia & Mill Feed. I~ ■ m —
— _____ PAINTS.
M, V™______S f C °- -— -s"__- ST. PAOL WHITE LEAD _ Oil ET
"STAR BRftBD" BUTTER. St. Paul Furniture Co.. ."7"»» . ,
Wholesalers of Ii signers ana Manufacturers LlOfl DrSflQ HOUS2 P(___lt
T_£______a2£*"* BANK, STORE, CHU..CH * HOUSE «-«."« ._. _ a p,,_ ..
■ ! All noods used by pi.ln.er3.
nianv DDn__lirc Capital City Furniture Co., lowle s Log; Labm
UAI_fI rKUUUtC Maolc Sv.ud
Butter, cheese. Egga. _lil_ and Cream, i r„ H „_. l^lOlJJ_i^-^?^AUjJ
Third aud Mlnno.ota Sta. r*lirii lllirC cHICI T*VXXXLTGS Absolutely pure and full measure.
ZZ_________TlZlllZZZllirrr_______: ___Z___ For Hanks, Public BaUdlngs, otlices, Tho Towfe Maple Syrup Company
Churches and Stores. Fairfax. Vt _L J'au! Minn
S.C.GRAY&CO., ~ I IHCCDCIIDyiTIIDCnn _sash, doors, bunds, etc.
THIRD STREET LUULI. I Ufl 11 1 I Ul-L UU.i Rnhn , J »_niir_rfnrin_ Tr.
eider Mill i r-. , «"rr^pr.«_- M *— " n?Co -'
JslHSs. ,*" VLi FURNITURE ~s*r H _' ,! " Sas _• D _T
and converted into cider. Pure X.ape and B »>«US, 80.. . artl Kiln
juices, fermented and unfermeuted. North St. Paul. Dried Hardwoo I Lumb.r.
— —» T Quinn Rofrigjr.itur and Frjszjr j
— — — f-1 STOVES.
kuhles & stock, E ALBRECHT & SON, ~^Hv *r»*vuct rwc 1
Manufacturer, and Jobbers THE PIONBBB tally Breakfast LOOKS
"Seal Of Kill .630ta " "AaaUlaS " WrVrVIUrVWi Are the be.ton the market. ...ariufactnro-lby
„_„ ' H '20 ICa.t "Seventh .Street. T_._.r»i f_ _ n , __r _
3 3 JACKg °^ S^ Wr.teforCatalo.no The St. Paifl StOVC WOfkS.
Mm. r. B. Vale'M Valentine Euchre
In Compliment to ..ir». Rnuei]
HanlloK Wtui One of the I'ret
tlent of All There Were Dane-
Ins nnd ( nr«l Pnrtle*.
A charmingly appointed valentine
euchre was given yesterday afternoon
at the Ryan by Mrs ('. B. Yale in com
pliment to Mrs. Russell Harding.
Mrs. Yale had her rooms handsomely
arranged with palms and cut flowers,
tulips ar.d (iarnations being used in
profusion. The prizes were dainty bits
of fancy work, the valentine .entiment
being cleverly carried out in heart
shaped pincushions, etc. The score
cards were heart-shaped also. Mrs.
_ aler cceived her puests in a hund
s< me gown of wire _i.k with over dresa
of grenadine and jet trimmings. Mrs.
Hardiiig wore black satip with bodice
of jetted net over pink.
Assisting were Mrs. I. V. Ccdn.y, of Minne
apolis; Mrs. George Huntingdon _nd .Viss
Huntington, of Minneapolis; Mis- Kc.es. of
Faribault: Miss Ada Fry. Miss Carrie Ros
sell and Miss Baker. The guests were:
Mesdanus Newman, Tucker, Foilett, Larkin.
Stewart Moore. Stone, White. Floete. Matt
Clark:>. stlmson, Titromb. Wilkinson, Hani
ing. _er_».. Morten, Shimonek, Matt. Fred
Johnston. Rothschild. Cook. Mci:a- itt. Welz.
Me.Master, Harris, Camnbell. J. F. Stevens.
11. F. Stevens, Ro.sell. Red, WBsey, Plough.
Huntington. Warner. Beer, Halt, Hug.son,
Chamberlain, CavenauKh. Ryan. Whl ney,
Dadman, .1. B. Cook. Alncv, Rucker. Ki..dnr.
Nelson, Hurd. Shaw, Muir. Bean. Merrick,
Davenport; .\iissos Baldy, Clark. Hughson,
Strong. Beaumont, White. Loomls, Monfort,
Doran, Guthrie and Doran.
Miss Flower entertains th* >oung people
who compose her bridal party this evening.
Miss Francis Hale, of Minneanhlis, who Is
one of the maids cf honor, is Miss Flower's
Miss Gertrude Bancroft, of Nelson avenue,
entertained informally at a Valentine party
yesterday afternoon.
Mrs. M. C. Shandrew. of AsLiland avenue,
entertains at whist Friday afternoon.
Miss Pauline Ferguson entertains tonight
at dinner at the Borup residence.
Mrs. Teasdale. of Grand avenue, enter
tained yesterday.
Mrs. S. S. Crooks entertained informally at
the Genes3e yesterday.
Mrs. A. W. Whitney, of Case street, gave
an at home yesterday.
Mrs. W. O. Brandt, of Dayton avenue, en
tertained at cinch yesterday.
Tho Germ-in club is arranging to give a
colonial cotillion Feb. 22. in Elks' hall.
Mrs. T. L. Blood entertains at cards today
at her home in Central park.
Miss Grace Stillwell, of Fairmcunt avenue,
entertained at cards last evening.
Twin City Social club gave a valentine
party in Litt's hall last evening.
The February meeting of the Central Study
club was held last evening in People's
church. A paper on "M-_cedon and Alexan
der" was read by L. A. Straight, and Oscar
Hallam reed one on "The Greek States."
| There was a musical programme.
Prof. Mozzara gave a complimentary dane
• ing party last evening in Oxford hall.
Willard W. C. T. U. meets today with Mrs.
Ardeman, of ISG Prescott street. Mrs. F.
P. Krm.ai will speak cf "The P_r_e Strings-"
Branch 137, I. li.. gives a hop this even
ing at the International hotel.
Mr. and Mr... Fred Smith, of S. Fillmore
street, entertain Kllsworth circle this even
Division No. 4, A. O. H.. gives a* musical
and literary ent< rtalnmcnt and card party
this evening.
Th» Albion club dances lv Litt's hall Friday
The Ladies of the MaccabAs will give a
party Feb. 21 ln Litt's hall.
The Clover Leaf club give 3 Its lam card
party in Cretin hull Friday evening.
The Philadelphian society, of Macalester,
gives an entertainment Friday evening. There
will be two short plays and music.
Durward Lely, the tenor, sings In Central
Presbyterian church Feb. 21. Mrs. Lely will
assist as pianist.
The women of Atlantic Congregational
church give a Washington party Feb. 22 tn
the church.
A carnival of nations will be given Fri
day evening at Merriam Park, at the home of
Miss Huxtable, 4_i> Laura avenue.
The children's classes of West side Turn
verein give a mask ball Saturday night in
Turner hall.
Mrs. Sam Dcartng, of George street, enter
tained the Highland Whist club Saturday
> renins.
The Young People's Whist club met last
evening with Minis Gertrude Hanley, of East
Winifred street.
The Junior Christian Endeavor Society of
Hebron Baptist Church holds a valentine
party Friday evening at the heme of Rev.
George Gamble.
Mrs. Johnston, of Chicago, mother of Mrs.
Genevra Johnston-Bishop. Is the guest of
Mr. and Mrs. Homer Johnston at the RienzL
Mrs. J. W. liishop is home from Chicago.
That Sherman hall is rapidly becoming
popular was again demonstrated this even
ing, when over _'.. merry maskers assembled
there in response to invitations announcing
the first annual masquerade of Prosperity
camp. Woodmen of the World, who royally
entertained all present In its -v»Wll-known
characteristic and enjoyable manner. The fol
lowing committee officiated. S. A. Jenkins.
BHBH^^^jSH^P^ is never pleasant work. The- way to have cleaning
____s_^^r%7 ,'^'*_et well done, and to get through it quickly without
jX^'^fl^ra rv3 Then the cleaning things are laid aside early in the day, and I
l_l_-JSh- PS *-^ c housewife lias time for more pleasant things.
l_«BvJJ~»_ Jjß Largest pu.l_»_e— greatest economy.
lH,t)\jS» ,a THE _*. K. FAIHBAM. COMPANY,
l___WßPl____' i Chicago. fct. Louts. New York. iScston. Philadelphia.
The Home & Danz Co.,
Manufacturers of
, Tinware Lard Pails, Ca..s, Els,
J. A.Wheeliii le. Pre* Jacob Danz M.V. Prjj.
Wm It. Dorr, tec. and Treat,
R. A. Raynay, L. Kerl. Joseph Mount... T.
J. Wilson lead the grand march.
Miss Alifia Johann Sdottle, of Iceland, Is th.
guest of Mr. and Mrs. P. Johansen, of Seventh
and Kittson streets.
Mrs. Henry Hale Is home from the Bast.
Mrs. C. E. Stone has gone t •> Duluth.
Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Stickney are home
from the Kast.
Mr. and Mrs. Wilder Merriam a:<- In Chi
Miss Eva Scott has gone to Sheldon, I>.
Rev. C. H. Patton, of Duluth. is the guest
of Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Risser.
W. B. Hawley and Julius Stougaard are la
Mrs. William Jones and Miss t',,r;_ Jones
are home from Chicago.
Miss Bessie Newton, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. L. Newton, has returned from 'he Stu
dent Art league, in New York, wh .re she
was a _tudent under Kenyon Cox.
John Prinzen has gone to Utah.
Miss Agnes Llbby. of Xew Richmond, Mrs.
L. i'-abody's guest, has returned borne.
St. Paul Lodge No. 43, Knight., of Pythias,
gave a valentine social last evening at the
Ldge rooms lv the West. Side opera house.
Progressive cinch was played.
Mardi Gras.
The aanual pagr-ant of Madri Gras. at Mi w
Orleans, Is a great attraction for Northern
peopl«. Ty reach the Crescent City moat
quickly, comfortably and conveniently, pur
chase tickets via the Burlington route, en
sale Feb. 14 te. 20. Choice of r >ut a . via
Chicago or St. Louis. Ticket offices 400
j Robert street (Hot^l Ryan). St. Paul; 30.
I Nicollet ay.. Minneapolis, and t'nijn depot!
j in both cities.

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