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VOL. XXI.— NO. 167. !
United States Marines and Cubans Attack
a Spanish Stronghold
Fighting Was Furious, But the Marines
Acted Like Veterans
Cuban Allies Rendered Efficient Service and Evinced
Absolute Contempt for the Enemy's Bullets —
Victory the Most Important Since Guantanamo
Was Occupied by the American Forces — Spanish
Base of Supplies Controlled by the Marines —
Cubans Lost Two Killed, Americans None— The
Wounded Are But Slightly Injured.
Copyrighted bj the Associated Press.
U. S. CAMP, Guantatiamo Bay, June 14, by the Associated
Press dispatch boat Wanda, via Kingston, Jamaica, Wednesday,
15— The United States Marines under Lieut. Col. Robert W. Hunt
ington, made their first aggressive movement against the Spanish
Guerrillas today and completely routed the enemy.
The force of marines was under Capt. Elliott, and the co-oper
ating- Cubans were under Col. Laborda. The combined forces
razed a Spanish camp about five miles from the American position,
destroyed the only well in the vicinity and killed about forty
One American marine was slightly wounded.
Two Cubans were killed and four wounded.
It is impossible to estimate the number of Spaniards engaged
owing to their guerrilla methods of fighting, but it is belie ved
there were at least 400.
The marines behaved splendidly, their marksmanship being
excellent even under the severe fire of the enemy.
The captured camp lies about five miles southeast of the rifle
pits of the marines, and was an important base for the enemy as it
contained the only well within six or seven miles.
Lieut. Col. Huntington decided on the attack early in the day,
and at about 8 o'clock the force started across the mountain. The
march up and down the hillsides, under the glaring tropical sun,
.was a -severe test ~of endurance for the marines, and before the bat
tleground was reached twenty-two men had rec elved medical at
tention. All were able, however, to reach the port.
The marines were compelled to march in single file, following
the mountain trail. Meanwhile the Cubans darted backward and
forward, to right and left, on scout.
It was noon when from a hilltop the Americans caught sight
of the Spanish camp, lying in a ridge below. It consisted of one
large house, the officers' quarters, surrounded by numerous "shacks'*
and huts, all clustering about the precious well. The Americans
began a cautious advance, and were within 200 yards of the enemy
before the crack of a rifle from the Spanish lines announced that
the Spaniards had discovered them.
•The troops quickly moved into line of battle, with the Cubans
on the left of the flank. The enemy's bullets were whirling over
the Americans, but the marines settled down to their work as un
concernedly as though at target practice.
Very few Spaniards were in sight. They were lyin^ 1 behind
the huts and in the bush, but the puffs of smoke revealed their
positions and enabled the Americans to do effective work. For
twenty minutes both sides maintained a terrific fire. The Spanish
shots were generally wild and spasmodic, while the Americans
coolly 6red away, aiming carefully and shooting to kill. For the
most part the Americans ; firing was done individually, but at times
the officers would direct firing by squads, always with telling
It was beginning to look as though a bayonet charge down
the slope would be necessary to dislodge the enemy, when suddenly
the latter began to break for a thicket a hundred yards further on"
Little groups could be seen fleeing from the camp, separating,
darting through the brush and zig-zagging to escape the bullets.
It was then the American fire became most deadly. Man after
man could be seen to fall in a vain rush for shelter; and the fire
from the Spanish became scattering and almost ceased.
Two Cubans lay dead and four wounded, and Private Walker,
of Compav D, had to limp to the rear with a slight wound in the
The easy victory put the command in high spirits. The little
black Cuban warriors waved their machetes and howled curses at
the Spanish in true savage fashion.
The firing had been wild throughout, but they all displayed
the utmost contempt for the Spanish bullets, apparently being ab
solutely without fear.
As the enemy began breaking from the camp, the Dolphin,
which lay out at sea, was signaled, and began pitching shells
toward the thicket for which the Spaniards were making. Mean
while Lieut. Magill was seen coming with forty men as reinforce
ments, and Capt. Mahony wa3 on the way with a hundred more,
but before either could reach the scene the trouble was over.
As the Spanish retreated the Americans moved slowly forward,
firing as they went, and by the time the camp was reached the
enemy had all got away, taking their wounded and probably many
of their dead.
. Fifteen bodies were found scattered through the brush, but
the Americans were unable to examine the spot where their firing
had been most deadly. No time was lost in burning the buildings
and'filling the well with earth and stones.
The Dolphin landed water and ammunition, as an attack was
expected on the return march, but none was made. Evidently the
.Spaniards were too thoroughly beaten to attempt further fighting.
The marines did not reach the American camp until after
nightfall, and, as they had been without food since the early morn
ing, they were thoroughly exhausted. Col. Huntington believe 3
the destruction of the camp and well will seriously cripple the
bushwhacking operations of the enemy.
friends of Hawaiian Annexation to
. Press Consideration.
WASHINGTON. June 15.— The Ha
waiian annexation resolution is ex
pected to reach the senate from the
house early tomorrow. The programme
of the friends of the measure is to have
it referred to the committee on for
eign relations as soon as received.
A meeting of that committee will be
held Friday morning, and it is expect
ed that a report will be promptly au
thorized bo that the resolution can be
reported back to the senate on the
same day of the committee's meeting.
It Is their purpose to ask for imme
diate consideration, but it is under
stood that the opposition will seek to
have the beginning of the senate de
bate deferred until Monday of next
week. The supporters are not disposed
to make this concession, and it is pos
sible that the first clash may come on
this point.
Amid the Cheering of Thousands,
Shrieking of Whistles and Wuv
li><£ of Handkerchiefs, the Fonr
Transports Weigh Anchor and
Start for Manila Departing Sol
diers Cheer Themselves Hoarse.
SAIN FRANCISCO, June 15.— Anchor was
weighed by the second Philippine expedition
at 1 o'clock this afternoon. Today's expedition
carried 3,500 men.
Thousands of people assembled along the
locks to witness the departure of the fleet
and when the signals ordering the vessels to
get under way ware observed, a mighty cheer
went up. Vessels In the harbor blew long
blasts and every factory and mill in the manu
facturing district saluted the vessels with
their whistles. Bombs were exploded ami
cannon fired.
The afternoon was well nigh gone when the
transports reacted the ocean and headed f;r
Arrangements are now being made for the
sailing of the third expedition. It Is be
lieved the fleet will be ready by June 25. Thus
far the steamers Indiana, Ohio, Morgan City,
City, of Para and three Northern Pacific
boats have been chartered. The first four
vessels are at>out ready to receive troops,
and the three Northern Pacific steamers are
now on the way here from Seattle.
Details were ordered today by Brig. Gen.
Otis to guard the transports now~ln the bay.
M. lifeline and Compatriots Refuse
to Remain in Chamber.
PARIS, June 15.— M, Meline handed
President Faure the resignation of the
whole cabinet, which the president ac
cepted, while requesting the ministers
to continue the direction of affairs un
til their successors are named.
It is expected that M. Rlbot, the
former premier and minister of finance,
will be Invited to form a new ministry,
and it is considered probable that M.
Dupuy, who was premier of the cab
inet which preceded that of M. Hibot,
will join the new ministry.
LONDON, June 16.— The Paris cor
respondent of the Times says: It is
understood that M. Faure urged M.
Meline to reconstruct the ministry, but
M. Meline strenuously refused.
Northern Pacific Vessels Retain
Their British Charter.
TACOMA, "Wash., June 15.— 1t is evi
dent that the lease by the government
of the Northern Pacific Steamship
company's steamers is off, at least so
far as the steamer Victoria is con
cerned. The Victoria today commenc
ed again taking on a cargo for the
Orient, and will sail for Hong Kong
on Saturday. Officials of the steam
ship company will give out no infor
mation, but it is reported that the deal
is off owing to a refusal on the part
of the British government to cancel
their charter which the vessels now
Latest Report Prom Governor Gen
eral Angnsti.
MADRID, June 15.— A di. -patch received h r«
from Capt. Gen. Augusti, dated Manila, June
6, says:
"The situation continues critical. Th?
enemy surround the town* I have had ©u
lines drawn closer around the city ard
strengthened at intervals by trenches. Com
munication is still cut. I expect Gen. Monet,
with reinforcements, but I have no flew«
from him.
"The white population of the suburb 3, fear
ing they will be massacred by the rebels
and preferring the risk of bombardment have
entered the fortified part of the town, and
will assist in its defence. I do not know
when the bombardment will commence.
Ifellow Fever Is No* Spreading in
Suspected Region.
■WASHINGTON, June 15.— The dispatches
received at the Marine hospital serivice today
show no new cases of ytllow fever in th'
suspected region. The secretary of the Mis
sissippi state board of health has wired
Surgeon General Wyman denying the reports
of yellow fever at Hattiesburg and ShaDuta
and says he knows of no cases there.
I— Democrats Nominate Ltnd
Fighting at Guantanamo.
Second' Expedition Sails.
House Votes for Annexation.
2— Democratic State Convention.
Populist State Convention.
3— Silver Republican Convention.
4— Editorial.
Santiago Cut Off.
s— Sporting News.
Indianapolis Beaten.
News of the Railroads.
6— Minnesota Boys in Camp.
Chickamauga Troops Anxious.
Thirteenth Expects Orders.
Recruits Leave for the Front.
7— Descent on Spanish Coast.
Bonds Are in Demand.
Bankruptcy Bill Ready.
Spanish Offfrer Captured.
Supreme Cifttt Decisions.
B— Markets of the World.
Bar Silver, 5S%c.
Chicago Cash Wheat, 880.
9— Minneapolis Matters.
News of the Northwest.
10— Insurance Men Organize.
State Medical Society Meet*
St. Paul Social News,
mm ii Bin
Galleries Were Filled by Interested
Spectators, Who Applauded lh«>
Speeches of Those Favoring and
Opposing the Annexation of the
Islands Some Lively Exchanges
Daring the Debate— —Sugar Trust
Agent Charged With Lobbying
Against the Resolutions — — The
Vote by Which Annexation Was
WASHINGTON, June 15.— 8y a vote
of 209 to 91 the house this afternoon
adopted the Newlands resolutions pro
viding for the annexation of Hawaii.
The detoate, which has proceeded since
Friday, was one of the most notable
of this congress, the position of the
islands being claimed to be of com
mercial value and strategic importance
by the supporters of the resolution,
and being looked upon by its oppo-
. Merrimac Heroes to Be Freed. F
■ MADRID, June 15.— Governor General Blanco, of |
Cuba, has been authorised by the home government to I
exchange the prisoners* Commander Hobson and his |
brave crew, who were captured at Santiago after hay- §
m ing sunk the collier Mefrimac in the entrance of the ■
H harbor. ■
i : fe
■a■■■■ ■■■' v mi' ii"r'r'r : i' B-B' ■""■ ■ H"i"
nents as being a radical departure
from the long established policy of the
country and likely to be followed by
the inauguration of a policy of coloni
zation, the abolition of the "Monroe
doctrine and participation in Interna
tional wrangles.
More than half a hundred, members
participated in the debate. From a
party standpoint the outcome was
awaited with the keenest Interest. The
Republicans : ; gave a practically unan
imous support to the resolution,
three Republican members voting
against the resolution. In tW Demo
cratic ranks the division was : . more
marked, eighteen Democratic members
voting for it. - - -
The- vote in support was made up of
179 Republicans, 18 Democrats, 8 Pop
ulists and ; 4 fusionists. The vote
against annexation comprised 77 Dem
ocrats, 3 Republicans, 7 Populists and
14 fusionists.
Today's session began at 10
and debate continued for 1 sever? hours.
Notable speeches were made f by
Messrs. Berry (Dem., Ky.), W. A.
Smith (Rep., Mich.) and Hepburn
(Rep., Io.) for, and by Messrs. John
son (Rep., Ind.) and Williams (pern.,
Miss.) against the pending measure.
Few members were upon the floor
until late in the afternoon, and the
galleries had few occupants. As the
hour for voting drew near, however,
members began taking their places,
and there were few more than a score
of absentees when the first roll call
was taken.
The announcement of the vote upon
the passage of the resolutions i was
cheered upon the floor and applauded
generally by the spectators.
The resolutions adopted today in a
preamble relate the offer of the Ha
waiian republic to cede all of its sov
ereignty and absolute title to the gov
ernment and crown lands, and then
by resolution accept the cession and
declare the islands annexed.
The resolutions provide for a com
mission of five, at least two of whom
shall be resident Hawaiians, to recom
mend to congress such legislation as
they deem advisable. The public debt
of Hawaii, not to exceed $4,000,000, is
assumed; Chinese Immigration is pro
hibited, all treaties with other' powers
are declared null; pending the time
congress shall provide for the govern
ment of the islands, all civil, judicial
and military powers now exercised by
the authorities of the island govern
ment shall be exercised in such man
ner as the president shall direct, and
he is given power to appoint persons
to put in effect a provisional govern
ment for the islands.
The resolutions were adopted by the
following vote:
Ayes— Acheson, Adams, Aldrich, Alexander,
Babcock, Baker (111.), Baker (Md.), Barham,
Barney, Barrows, Bartholdt, Belden, Betford,
Belknap, Benner, Bennett, Berry, Binghani,
Bishop, Booze, Botkin, BouteLle (111.), Bou
telle (Me.), Browster, Broderick, Bronrwell,
Brown, Brownlow, Brucker, Brumm, Bull,
Burleigh, Butler, Cannon, Carson, Chi, kering,
Clark (Io.), Clarke (N. H.), Cochran (Mo.),
Cochrane (N. V.), Codding, ConneH," ConnolJy,
Cooper (Wis.), Corliss,. Cousins, Criunp, Cum
ming?., Curtis (Io.), Curtis (Kan.), Dalzell,
Dunford, Davenport, Davidson, Davisori, Day
ton, Devrles, Dingley, Dolllver, Dovener,
Driggs, Ellis, Ermentrout, Farls, Fenton,
Fischer, Fletcher, Foote, Foss, Fowler (N. J.),
Gibson, Gillett (N. V.), Graft. Green (Mass.),
Griffin (Wis.), Griffith (Ind.), Grosvenor,
Grout, Grow, Hager, Hamilton, Hairier, He.it
wole, Hemingway, Henderson, Henry (Conn.),
Henry (Ind.), Hepburn, Hicks, Hllborn, Hill,
Hltt, Hooker, Hopkins, Howe, Howeil, Hull,
Hurley, Jenkins, Johnson (N. D.), Jones
(Wash.), Joy, Kelly, Kerr, Ketcham, Kirk
patrick, Knowles, Knox, Kulp, Lacey, Landia,
Lawrence, Lewis (Ga.), ■ Lewis (YjSMh.),
Linney, Llttauer, Livingston, Loud, Louden
slager, Lovering, Lowe, i.ybrand, Mi' Call,
McCleary, McCormick. McDonald, MfcEwan,
Mclntyre, Mahaney, Mahon, Mann, "Marsh,
Marshall, Meeklson, Mercer, Messlck, Miller,
Mills, Miner, Mitchell, Moody, Morris, Mudd,
Newlands, Northway, Norton (S. C), O!m
--sted, Osborne, Otjen, Packer, Park«r, Payne,
Pearce, Pearson, Perkins, Peters, Pitne7,
Powers, Prince, Pugh, Kay, Ridjjely, Uob
bi:is, Russell, Sauerhering. Shannon, Shat
tuck, Shelden, Shermon, Shi; waiter. Simp
son, Skinner, Smith (111.), S. W. Smith, W. A.
SmUh. Snaver. Southard, Sou'hwlck. Spaold
ir.g. Sherry, Steele. Stevens (Mian.). Stewart
(N. J.). Stewart (Wls.), <3. W. Stone, Strode,
Sulloway, Sulzer, Tawney, Taylor (A'a.),
Thorp, Todd, Tongue, UpdegralT, Van Voor
his, Vehslage, Walker (Va.), Wagner, Wanl.
Warner, Weaver, Weymouth, White (111.),
White (N. C). Wllber. Wllliama (Pa.), Wise,
Yost, Young. Total, 209.
Nays— Adarason, Bailey, Balra, Ball Bank
head, Bartlett, Bell, Benton, B'.and, Bradley,
Brantley. Brewer, Broussard, Brundige, Car
mack, Clardy.jClayton, Clarke (Mo.), Cooney,
Cowherd. Crumpacker. Davey, Davis, De
Graffenreld, Dlnsmore, Dockery, Elliott, Fitz
gerald, Fleming, Fowler (N. C), Fox, Galnes,
Griggs. Handy, Hartman, Hay, Henry
(Mlbs.), Henry (Tex.), Htnrlchsen, Howard
(Ala.), Howard (Ga.), Jett, Johnson (Ind.),
Jones (Va.), Kltchln, Kleberg, Lamb, Lan
ham, Lester, Little, Lloyd, Love, McAleer,
McCulloch. McDowell, McMillln, Mcßae, Mc-
Gulre. Martin, Maxwell, Meyer, Moon, Og
den. Pierce (Term.), Rhea (Ky.), Richaidson,
Rixey, Robb, Robertson, Robison, Bayers,
Setttle, Shafroth, STiuford, Sims, Slayden,
Sparkman, Stalllngs, Stark, Stephens (Tex.),
Stokes, Strait, Strowd, Swanson, Tape, Under
wood, Vandlver, Wadsworth, Wheeler (Ky.),
Williams (Miss.), Wilson— total, 91.
Mr. Berry, referring to the Philip
pines situation, while not advocating
the retention of the islands, declared
the United States should brook no In
terference upon the part of Germany,
as was intimated as being likely, an 1
said If Germany should atteThpt to de
feat any rights belonging to America,
then this country, with 158 ships in
commission and 75,000,000 people, would
be ready to respond to the demands for
resenting any Interference.
Mr. Berry's remarks In this connec
tion were applauded generously. Dur
ing his speech he referred to the Demo
cratic caucus action, and declared his
independence of any attempt to control
his action on this question. This
brought several protests from Demo
crats, denying that any such attempts
had been made. Another Incident out
or the ordinary occurred when In re
plying to a remark of Mr. Clark (Dem.,
Mo.) relative to the national immoral
dance of Hawaii, and statesmen who
had seen It, Mr. Berry said he had wit
nessed the dance while In Hawaii and
more immoral performances could be^
seen nightly In Washington theaters.
Later when Mr. Rhea (Dem., Ky.) was
speaking upon the immorality of the
Hawaiians, Mr. Berry interrupted to
assert vigorously:
"There is more immorality in thia
city south of Pennsylvania avenue than
in all Honolulu."
"Were I an Am? rlcan representative,"
responded Mr. Rhea, "and knew that
to be true, I would blush to Bay it."
Mr. Rhea argued chiefly the sin,
idolatry and disease in Hawaii in op
position to the. resolutions.
Mr. Spaulding-(ftepT,- Mich.) advocat
ed ttte-reeolutions and Mr. Ball (Dem.,
Tex.) opposed them, arguing ag-atnst
their constitutionality. Mr. Bradley
(Dem., N. V.) spoke for and Messrs.
Low, (Rep., N. T.) and Linney (Rep.,
N. C.) against annexation.
Mr. Meyer (Dem., La.) said the an
nexation of Hawaii would work an in
jury to Louisiana's sugar industry. He
was interrupted by Mr. Sulzer, who as
serted the agent of the sugar trust was
at the capltol working against annexa
"By what authority do you say that?"
queried Mr. Games (Dem., Term.).
"By the newspapar now in your hand,
which says Mr. Oxnard, representing
the trust, is here and asserts these res
olutions will pass the house, but the
senate will adjourn befcre they can get
through there."
"He ought to be kicked out of town,"
declared the Tennesssean.
"That's right," replied the New York
er. "And if he comes talking around me
I'll kick him out," asserted the mem
ber from Tennessee, with rising indig
Mr. Johnson said men were already
speaking disparagingly of Cubans and
their capacity for government, and it
was useless to attempt to hide the
truth that American eyes of avarice
were already turned to Cuba. But
two months since action was taken to
establish as free and independent that
island. He warned his Republican
colleagues against hasty action, which
would be fraught, he believed, with the
seeds of political disaster, because the
people would not approve the action.
He pointed out the necess'ty that would
exist for the maintenance of a great
naval and military force at Hawaii,
without decreasing in any degree the
necessity for a force upon the Pacific
When Mr. Johnson concluded, the
house and galleries appsaud«d freely.
Speeches were made by Mr. Lacey
(Rep., Io.) for, and by Messrs. Berry
(Dem., Ark.), Games (Dem., Term.) and
Smith (Dem., Ariz.) against the resolu
Mr. Cummlngs (Dem., N. V.), in a
ten-minute speech, supported annexa
tion, and indulged in severe denuncia
tion of Former President Cleveland for
his efforts to re-establish' the mon
archy in Hawaii, and the hauling down
of the American flag by Former Com
missioner Representative Blount.
Mr. Williams (Dem., Miss.) concluded
the debate for the opposition. He de
voted much of his time to an attack
upon the motion of annexation em
bodied in the resolutions. He Insisted
upon its unconstitutionally. Mr. Will
iams predicted annexation would be
the first step in colonization which
would prove injurious to this country's
welfare, jje
Mr. Hepburn (Rep., Io.) was recog
nized to conclude in support of the reso
lutions. He believed the people of the
country were familiar with the issue
involved and the time was opportune
for a vote and final action. Answering
the claim that annexation would mean
launching upon colonization he dis
avowed any such understanding. He
said he hoped to see every Spanish pos
session fall into the possession of this
country in order to contribute to the
enemy's Injury and that being accom
plished the question of their disposition
would arise and be met when the war
should end.
At the conclusion of Mr. Hepburn's
Continued w» Fourth Pag*.
Democratic State Convention Proves an En
thusiastic and Harmonious One,
Agree to a Division of the Offices to Insure
Certain Victory
■ i - —
Then in a Burst of Enthusiasm for Lind They Went
On and Named Him to tlead the Ticket— They
Also Named Heinrichs for Secretary, McKinnon
for Treasurer, and Buck, Canty and Mitchell for
the Supreme Bench— A Well Digested Plat
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| TICKET. ~™ ~ |
j| Governor— JOHN LIND, of Brown county. '|
|| Lieutenant Governor- J. M. BOWLER, of Renville county j|
j i Secretary of State-JULIUS J. HEINRICHS. of Hennepin county. '
i j Treasurer— ALEX. McKINNON, of Polk county. {
j i Auditor-GEORGE N. LANPHERE, of Clay county. I
j, Attorney General-JOHN F. KELLY, of Ramsey county. I
|,< Clerk of the Supreme Court— Z. H. AUSTIN, of St. Louis county.
!i T M M (THOMAS CANTY, of Hennepin county. I
a Judges of the Supreme Court— DANIEL BUCK, of Blue Earth county, jj
|! ( WM - MITCHELL, of Winona county. * f
For seven mortal hours yesterday 1,000
Democrats waited for their allies to
get through fighting and make them
some sort of a proposition for uniting
their forces. The Democrats were, un
til they heard from the Populists, as
harmonious and orderly as the Popu
lists were disorderly and Jangling, and
there were those of the old line Democ
racy who got so tired of the v.alt that
It would have taken but littla persua
sion to make them throw up th? al
liance and act of their own accord.
But they waited and the alliance was
The convention was unique in the
number of new faces on the floor. The
old wheelhorses of the Minnesota
Democracy were not present in their
usual numbers. Most of the Jeeding
was done by men who have not hither
to been at the forefront of Democracy,
and the business of the convention
dragged to a considerable extent. There
was plenty of time for speech-making:,
but little "of it was indulged in, and the
one speech that aroused enthusiasm
was an impromptu and very brief one
delivered by a Ramsey county man, T.
R. Kane. Mr. Kane was called for late
in the afternoon, and though his speech
was very brief, it fairly olectrlfle.l the
delegates. And then followed the one
real hearty burst of applause of the
Senator McHale, of Shakopee, pre
sided, his nomination by T. T. Hudson,
of Duiuth, being made unanimous. Al
bert Baldwin, of Duiuth, was made sec
retary, and Ed. Dahl, of St. Paul, as
sistant. John D. Lyons, of Minneapolis,
was sergeant-at-arms.
By 9 o'clock in the morning- the
country delegates were in some num
bers about the exposition building,
there having been an error made In
the announcement of the time for the
convention to convene In some coun
ties. The arrangements committee had
done its appointed work in the hall,
and there was a plentiful display of
bunting everywhere, and the hall was
brilliant with color and life at 12
o'clock, when the Hennepin county
delegation, 200 strong, arrived, headtd
by a band. The Ramsey county peo
ple were seated at the same time, be
ing led in by the Third regiment band,
and when Chairman Rosing called the
convention to order at 12:30 full dele
gations from nearly every county were
Ramsey, Hennepin and St. Louis
counties had the center of the hall,
the three big delegations occupying the
first ten rows of seats. The rest of
the delegates filled up the floor and
overflowed Into the elevated seats on
the sides.
The only thing to intimate the na
ture of the gathering was a banner on
the platform, which bore the legend,
"Keep your eye on Johnnie when he
comes marching home." As the dele
gates got their eyes on it they fell in
with the spirit of it and shouted l for
Chairman Rosing, in calling the con
vention to order, said It was a pleas
urable duty for him to welcome this
great body of Demo«rats to another
"free Democratic convention."
"The spirit of liberty that was stir
red by the booming of Dewey's can
non was the same that came into be
ing at Chicago in 1896," he said. "We
are going onward with that spirit of
party independence that we then de
clared for. We bid McKlnley God
speed in his every official act in the di
rection of this war, but we notify him
and his advisers that the war must
not be used for purposes of political
aggrandizement. The heart beats of
70,000,000 people are not to be used for
the furtherance of party alms, nor
the patriotism of a great poople for
paltry purposes."
Mr. Rosing called for nominations for
temporary chairman and recognized
Mr. Hudson, of St. Louis, who put Sen
ator McHale, of Shakopee, in nomina
There were a half dozen seconds to.
the nomination and it was made unani
mous. Taking the chair Senator Mc-
Hale made a speech thanking the con
vention for the honor that had been
bestowed upon him and briefly reviewed
the prospects of the party and the cam
paign. He referred briefly to the his
tory that had been made by the party
two years ago, and said that the logic
of events that bad recently developed
justified the position of th« supporters
of the white metal.
Passing: to state matters Senator Mc
, Hale said:
"If in this state we had a Democratic
governor I'll tell you what we would
have besides: We would have a bank
examiner whose work would be of a
nature that the people would be pro
tected. We would have a state railroad
commission that would be in the inter
ests of the people and a la&or commis
sioner who would pay some attention
to the needs of labor."
Chairman McHale's remarks were
well received and the convention felt
that it was about to listen to some
things that it would like to hear with
him In the chair.
T. D. O'Brien, of St. Paul, nominated
Albert Baldwin, of Duiuth, for -secre
tary and Mr. Baldwin was unanimously
elected. ... ...
Gen. Pope, secretary of the state cen
tral committee, announced that he had
a letter from the free silver Republi
cans in which a conference was pro
posed. The proposition was for appoint
ment of a committee or seven members
from each convention. Instantly there
were a number of motions for th? ap
pointment of such eommitteer~but
Oliver Rlnehart, of Hennepin, pointed
to the fact that it might be wall to or
ganize before doing any business that
might need the appearance of legality
Mr. Stockwell, of Hennepin, moved
that the list of delegates furnished by
the chairman of the state ceatral com
mittee be regarded as the wrsons en
titled to seats in the convention This
wa ? adopted as the sense of the meet
ing 1 and, while the delegates were hand
ing in their credentials, J. O. Donnelly
of St. Paul, said that an assistant sec
retary would evidently be necessary
and he put Ed. Dahl, of Ramsey, in
nomination. Mr. Dahl was mad- as
sistant secretary without opposition.
there came up the question of a
committee on credentials on a question
put the chair by Mr. Johnson, ;>f Rice.
J. E. Hearn, of Ramsey, settled the
matter by moving that the reports of
the county chairman be aecepte l as
credentials and all the persons reported
by the chairmen seated, which gave
the following seats in the convention:
I. R. O'MaJey, Carl J. Anderson, W. B
Gwathmey, F. E. Krech, J. B. Galarneault.
J. S. Hewey. C. D. Green, Phillip Haule.
Patrick Lyon. Hugh Butler, John Caaey, Jos
eph I. Pettin. Thomas Coleman, C. Cardinal,
Joseph Mahoney.
H. P. Wood, C. A. Hunch. John Momburg,
Fred Dunkel, John P. Patock, L. Wlsnieraski,
W. C. Lindley, Thomas Van Etten L. Mayo
John Lehman, James Misleo.
James Sammon^ J. K. Crowe, Dr. B M.
Randall, Aloys Wartner, John Maher, Rich
ard Norrlsh, P. Clark, John Michell, L.
Henry Hlmmelman, E. T. Champlln H
Krause Jr., W. Just Jr., Henry W. Brown,
Isaao Aurrey, M. Ryan, H. E. Bagley, W. R
Thompson, Fred Boain, A. J. Gilman, W. W.
Phalan, A. J. Stackpole, L. S. Foster, A. J.
Zeigler, Hans Jorgenocn, J. C. Wise Jr., E.
M. Pope, Charles Wagen, J. C. Thro, N. Pet
erson, A. R. Pfau Jr., Jean A. Flittte W. L
Comstock, M. Russell, Charles T. Taylor.
W. H. Graff, W. H. Look, Charles Oakley.
John B. Schmid, 9. A. George. Carl Berg,
William Brust, E. W. Johneon, Fred Pfaen
der, J. J. Green, Josech Sperl, Dr. J. C.
Rothanburg, Joseph Gallcs, Dr. L. A. Frlt
sche, Hurbert Berg, Andrew Amann, Jacob
Frantz. Jacob Hanbrich, Emil Wicherskl,
Jacob Addy.
H. H. Hawkins, John F. Hynes. Ellis J.
Anderson, Henry Rohlf, D. J. Smith, Waltur
Kennedy, W. H. Skemps.
J. W. Craven, W. C. Odell. L. K. Sexton,
A. G. Anderson, Frank Warner, A. O. Brandt,
J. F. Boylan, L J. Dolls, W. M. Menwiscn,
Thomas Burfield, A. E. Kaeder, L. Dircks,
A. P. Mellqulst, J. J. Taylor, H. Bergman.
J. H. Keeley, Philip Kief, C. R. Thorn,
James Murphy, P. J. Mostlng, Clarence Ar
nold, Fred Lund, C. A. Fosncps, J. C. Rec
ord, A. B. Tradway, Bus Robertus, A. E.
D. McCorrnish, W. D. Savage. L. W. Fol
som. Charles Wilcox, J. J. Leweehan, B. L.
Bronson, J. Dolley, J. D. Markham.
William Besßer, H. Helnfmann, E. N. Peter
son, William A. Peterson, Dr. C. A. Greene,
James Devlin, W. R. Jeffcrs, E. E. Perry, C.
A. Lowe, R. M. Priest.
WiUiam Cadzow, P. E. Elliott, J. J.
Coutiuued ou Second Fage-

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