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Donnelly Leads the MUldlc-of-the- !
Ronderti, Who Opposed l-'iislmi— i
Were Outnumbered Sidney M. !
Owen Deliver* a Scathing Ar.
iiilk iiiuent of Mis Enemy —An
A::. ■ ir.pi to Hold a Rump Conven
tion Falls.
As before the pyes of a drowning man
pass in panorama the events of his life,
■o were revealed to the Populists of th»-
Btate in a convention at Normanna hall,
Minneapolis, y.-sterday, the disorderly j
character of whicirbetrayed a seeming- !
ly unbeatable schism, many sc-crets of
the past which proved anything but
No Populist convention is humdrum;
ail Populist conventions are noisy; but
yesterday's gathering v.-as not only
turbulent, but even sensational.
These two leaders of the party, Igna- :
this Donnelly ar.d S. M. Owen, came out]
of ambush at last, and as their swords
clashed fire in a tierce dei>ate the spark
illumined many of the dark corners
hitherto hidden from the public view.
In a speech made by Donnelly was an
apparently innocent sentence to the ef
ftet that his enemies were tho enemies
of Populism.
'["..■■ Mends of Owen, by th >:r calls
ftr htm. ptThftps imputed to him the "j
■.] plication of the remarks more direct- j
ly than had Donnelly himself. Bui j
when the acknowledged leader of Miii- >
nerota fuskraists stepped to the Btage I
his usually -placid face was livid with I
rage. The happy periods with which j
ho has been wont to entercain the :
audiences of a nation did not draw i
those furrows in bis forehead. His first
Bentence indicated war as dearly as
though he had ie?all?d his minister; his :
second began a persona', flaying of the
character and history of hi? rival sad) i
as has not regaled the delegates to any 1
convention in years.
With all the deliberat'on that charac- j
terizes his more elaborate political ut- 1
terances, Mr. Owen applied to the !
Nininger man epithets so harsh that j
they almost led to a belief that it was j
a new man talking. At last it became i
so scathing that Donnelly's admirers '■
would not longer submit, but tried by !
stamping of feet, hoots and cat cal!s j
to suppress the attack. Trembling with :
indignation, he held his ground, and de- '■
clared that if the convention wanted
to "go home tonight" they would have i
to hear him five minutes more.
I When Mr. Owen finished. Mr. Dormer- j
"ly returned the lire, turning his satire
on the exalted loyalty which Mr. Owen i
professed to have shown to the Populist
party, and on his failure to obey Its-
Instructions, and defending his own
record from the charges made, as he
said, to hold him up in a false light.
Chairman F. C. Gibbs, of the state
centra! committee, called the conven
tion to order promptly at noon. He
alluded, in his opening remarks, to the 1
fact that there was some diffen?nce as
to the course to be purs-Jed by the
convention, although there was no dif
ference regarding principle. He an-
nounced that the |
state central com
mittee had chosen
the administrative
, officers of the con- I
vention exclusively, j
.leaving the chair- '
.man to the choice i
of the convention. :
The officers named
were approved as
. Sereeant-at-arm-3,
A. C. Welt, McLe
.od; assistant *er
, geants-at-arms,S.J.
Leaby, Rice, and
.W. I. Daly, of Ma- j
pleton; reading
clerk, Sp v rgeon
O'Neill, Lyon; sec
retaries, W . E.
.and Louis Hanson,
The first fight of the convention came
up in the selection of. the temporary
chairman, as was anticipated. Senator
P. M. Ringdahl, of Polk county^ pre
sented the name of the fusion car.di
date, Edmund Reishus, of Lyon coun
ty. James Arnold, of Redwood, nomi
nated Thomas J. Meighen. Maj. Hotch
kiss. of Fillmore, seconded the nomina
tion of Mr. Meighen, bringing out the
fact that it was a fisrht against fusion
that they were making. Eric Olson, as
an old greenbacker, of Martin county,
seconded the nomination of Mr. Meigh
en. Mr. Austin, of St. Louis county, •.•all- j
crt attention to the importance of the \
present movement. It was a fight |
against Republican plutocracy, he said, j
and he concluded with a ringing in
dorsement of Mr. Reishus. Mr. Stew
ort, of Redwood, protested against be
ing led into the Democratic camp, and
indorsed Mr. Meighen. A. E. Ball, of
Drdge county, also spoke for Mr.
S. M. Owen made a plea for harmony
and Senator Reishus. Maj. Hotchkiss,
under the plea of a personal explana
tion, made a second plea for Meighen,
tfmidst deafening confusion and" pro
tests. Mr. Donnelly arose in his seat
with the Dakota delegation, and, upon
invitation, took the platform.
"I shall not say anything s'larp cr
acrimonious; I shall not say anything 1
against any gentleman; they are ail
pood People's party men. But we
a man who is
/^VaJfiB&WvJI healthy, clear
r tHP^^ -^ beaded, success
-sj^^B^^'' _^"'*' >^B u^ an( l impartial
Cp^BT^?^ ife:' 4^13 Chancellor of
> * "Zj^L^ M' **— iP ure t>lood isn't
•~* *""^Bk Si 'Cr' f " k ely to achieve
Ir '"""JM^fc^K- •»— ~£ M eminence in any
'" b3wK *"''*& walk of lif " e- You
( cannot pump fm
'"^jyjßjWßWWr pure blood into
VrJT^IT' the brain, and ex
pect the brain to
be active and keen. If you feed the brain
cells on impure blood, you are sure to have
weak, sluggish brain cells. If you pump
bad blood into the lungs, you will have
weak lungs. Pump bad blood into the
liver, and the result is torpidity of the
liver. Feed the heart on impure blood,
and the consequence is a weak heart.
Nourish the skin with impure blood, and
the result is all manner of unsightly skin
The best of all known blood purifiers is
Dr. Pierce ' 3 Golden Medical Discovery. It
makes the appetite hearty, the digestion
perfect, the liver active and fills the arteries
with the rich, red blood of health. It is
the great blood-maker and flesh-builder.
It cures all forms of eruptive skin diseases.
It cures 98 per cent, of all cases of con
sumption. It cures bronchitis, weak lungs,
spitting of blood, obstinate coughs and
kindred ailments. It gives vigor and
health to the muscles and activity to the
brain. Thousands have testified to the
benefits derived from the use of this
wonderful medicine. All medicine
mores sell it.
Mrs. EHa Howell, of Derby, Perry Co., Ind.,
writes : "In the year cf 1894, 1 was taken with
itoniac'.i trouble — nervous dyspepsia. There
was a coldness in my stomach and a weight
which seem.»d like a rock. Everything that I
•te gave me great pain; I had a bearing down
sensation; was swelled across my stomach; had a
>V ridge around my right side, and in a short time
I was bloated. I was treated by three of our best
physicians but got no relief. I was so weak I
could not walk across the room without assis
tance. I took Dr. Pierces Golden Medical Dis
covery and one bottle of .the ' Pleasant Pellets.'
1 begnn to improve very fast after the use of a
few bottles. It erred me and thank God my
cure is permanent.'.?
might as well tear off the mask and
get at the facts. The question is
whether you want to gro Into the next
campaign as the People's party, pure
and simple, or whether you want to
go in tacked to the end of the Demo
cratic party and be known under the
name of the People's Democratic par
ty." (Shouts of "No!")
A Delegate from Hennepin — You are
not talking to the question.
Mr. Donnelly — I am talking exactly
to the question.
This reply was accompanied by a
shout of indorsement, and the sage
proceeded, saying that the vote for
Mr. Reishus meant a vote in favor of
fusion with other and discordant ele
ments. If the delegates wanted to
vote that way, it was well enough, but
they should understand. Mr. Donnel
ly then proceeded to praise Thomas
Meighen, of whom Mr. Donnelly said
"it was not in his blood to do wrong."
Chairman Gibbs suggested to Mr.
Donnelly that he was not talking to
the questfon, but •he again insisted
that he was in order.
A Delegate from St. Louis County-
Mr. Donnelly, how were you elected to
the legislature in 1896?
Mr. Donnelly — I was nominated by
the Populists and Indorsed by the
Democrats. (Laughter and applause.)
But I ran as a Populist. I deceived no
body. (A voice— "Oh, no!") It is an en
! tirely different thing to make a fusion
I of this kind on a state ticket. Let us
not start off as a tail to the Demo
cratic kite.
The vote was taken by calling the
ioll of counties, with the result as
Rei- Mei-I Rei-Mel
sbus. ghen. shus. ghen.
Aitkin 5 Meeker 14
Anoka 9 .. Mille La<-s 5
Ueeker llMcrrain N. V.
IHltraml 3 .. At'.wer 9 2
Bmton 6 ..Murray 10
Big Stone 3 sNicoll.t N. V.
Blue Earth ... 3 11 1 Nob es 7
Browa 12 3 Norman 15
Carlton Vij. v. Olmst.d ...... N. V.
! Carver N. V. Otter Tail .... 33 2
Oass N. V. Pine 5
Chi- rewa 10 Pit e?tor.e 1 8
Chisago N. V. Polk 3) 3
: Clay 16 .. Ho c 10
Cock N. V. Rcmsey 24 55
Cattonwood ... 8 ..iltfd Lake U
Crow Wing ... 8 ..! Redwood 1 8
Dakota 14 Renvil'e 19 1
: Dodge 7 ' Rice 3 9
' Oouela* 13 "Jock 6
1 Faribatlt « 6 R's-.-u ... N V
1 FJllmyre 15 St. Lculs ....33
Freebcrn 8 3 Scot .. .XV
I (iOodhue N. V. S'Krturne .... N. V.
j Grant 10 ..Stevens 7
I Hornepin So 68 Sibley 10
; Hoiwton N. V. ft <afns 17
j Hubfeard 5 ..Stee'e fi
I-&ntl 2 l^wift 15
Hasca 7 ..Todd 12
i J* k «n Traverse 9
Kanebee Wabasha 7 3
; Kantiyohi 15 3 Wadfna N. V.
; Kictson 8 . . Waseca 2 8
: Lac gui Parle. .. 12 Wa hirg on ..3 7
Lake x. V. Watrnw-n .... N. V.
. Le Suc-ur 8 6 Wllkin 8 ..
: Lincoln 8 Winona 2 12
! Lyon 8 3 Wrisht 16
j McLecd 8 .. Yellow Med... 12 1
Marshall 7 7 —
j Martin 5 2 v . 543 -:2
N. V— Noi "CI-xt.
E. E. Lomrr.en had to explain the
I tangle in Polk county which had arinen
through the detachment of Red Lake.
Red Lake was conceded thirteen by
When Renville county, was reached
i two delegations responded, but Frank
I Warner caught the chairman's eye and
j secretary's ear flist, and cast nineteen
j votes for Reishus and one for Meighen.
Maj. Hotchkiss called attention to
the presence of the contesting delega
tion. The chair ruled that he would
receive the vote of the "regularly"
I elected delegation.
P. H. Rahilly. of Lake City, appeal
ed from the decision of the chair.
E. V. Poor wanted to know how the
convention could tell who was reg
ular ly elected until the credentials
committee had inquired.
Mr. Warner, of the seated delegation,
claimed that no contest had been re
Delegate Stafford, of Ramsey, called
fcr a vote on the appeal.
H. S. Seed, of Hennepin, said the
previous question had been called for
and should be put.
Mr. Currier, of Blue Earth, insisted
that the chair had no right to assume
that either delegation had been reg
ularly elected.
"What's the credentials committee
for?" inquired a delegate from Wright.
When the roll call was finished Maj.
Hotchkiss, of Rushford. rose to a
question of privilege. He said Mower
county's vote had been cast by a man
who did not live in that county but
was a resident of Minneapolis. He
said the only man present from Mower
county was William Baudler, who sat
near him.
"Who voted for Mower?" asked
Chairman Gibbs.
"I did," replied Robert Eckford, "and
I haven't lived in Minneapolis for a
year and a half. I have credentials
from our county meeting."
The vote was then accepted and the
I totals announced.
Cofh'lng to the stage, Mr. Reishus
"It Is needless for me to state that
I appreciate this honor. I know why
you did it. You knew I would not
burden you with a speech, and I shall
: not. We shall go to work at once. The
j appointment of a committee on cre
dentials is in order."
Mr. Hendricks. of Todd, moved that
the committee consist of one member
! from each congressional district, to be
appointed by the chair.
F. N. Stacy wanted a similar com
mittee on resolutions.
Mr. Brown moved a recess until 3
1. o'clock.
M. R. Prendergast, of Ramsey coun
ty, said that county did not want to
I arouse contention. He moved as a
' substitute that each congressional dis-
I trict choose its member of each com
The corrrmittees were named by the
chair as follows:
Credentials — Senator Nelson, E. J. Merlicke,
W. M. Corey, M. R. Prendergast, A. E. Bar
ker, T. W. Murphy, H. P. Bjorge.
Resolutions— A. E. Ball, C. W. Hodges
J. M. Bowler, Dr. W. H. Sigler, Frank N.
Stacy, Ellis E. Beebe, B. F. Partridge.
Permanent Organization — C. H. Austin F
C. Gibbs, E. E. Cowell.
Then the assembly dispersed to meet
again at 3 o'clock, but it was nearly
4 before they were called to order.
Donnelly and Owen Have a Fierce
Tilt In Open Fornm.
During the recess rumors. that Don
nelly would lead a bolt were wide
spread, and when the Nininger littera
teur came In he received an ovation.
Mr. Donnelly then spoke as follows:
"You are splendid fellows on a dr: ss parade.
I am In no humor to make a speech, but It
would be unkind to refuse a response 10 so
cordial a greeting. I fe«»! as if I were at a
funeral. I do not want to hurt any one's
feelings, but if we go into this campaign
tied onto the tall of the Democratic party
they will be beaten worse than they w-re in
"There was no fusion In Oregon," inter
rupted Tom Parsons.
"There was," reiterated Donnelly. "Every
well-informed man knows that there was
fusion and a break in the ranks.
"Let us not fuse, but let us not make anjr
nomination. Let the Democrats do likewise,
and then let th£ anti-Republican forces of
this state unite in an Independent-Citizens'
party, If we so choose to call It.
"I hope that good sense will rule the hour.
I have always felt that If there was anything
sin<:e the sermon on the mount that was right
from Divinity, It was our People's party
organization of 1892. Prominent Democrats
have told nle this plan would suit them.
Let us once get the feet of the Democrats
of this state on the Omaha platform, they
will never go back.
"I have no enemies but those who are
enemies of the People's party."
This was like a red rag to the Owen folks.
There were loud calls for Owen and the
former gubernatorial candiate came to the
stage. He said:
"Since the convention has seen fit to adopt
a policy which I do not think the best one,
and since the action of the convention has
given some the occasion to accuse me of the
betrayal of the party, I. take this ocoaslon to
hurl the falsehood back In their faces. I
defy any man living to show where I hare
ever been disloyal.
"I am entitled to some consideration," con
tinued Mr. Owen. " I refused the nomlna-
Uon of the Democratic party for governor In
1890 because It did not stand on on 3 principle
of my party platform. Because the Democrat
party was controlled by the money power of
the state, tho same power that rules the
Republican party and part of the PopulUt
Here bedlam ensued, tho Donnelly ad
herents absolutely refusing to let Mr. Owen
talk, until Donnelly himself, ten minu es
later, asked his friends to give Mr. Owen
a hearing. He waited a chance to defend
himself later, however.
Resuming, Mr. Owen said:
Vilified as I was in 1892, I never faltered
in the cause of the People's parly. Yet I
was standing a back fire from the great
; West, and we all know who was writing
! those articles. It was charged that I Joined
with Baker, Erwln and others to disrupt the
People's party. I haw a letter trim Mr.
Donnelly thanking me for my efforts in be
half of the party.
If that Is loyalty to the party, what Is
j The man who now says I am his enemy
supported the Republican ticket, and he did
it for money. The only defense he has ever
made is that he was friendly to Merrlam
and needed the money. This man comes to
us to teach us loyalty. This man who never
had a conviction that could not be set aside
by filthy lucre. I am for co-operation with ]
j the Democratic party, and I don't care if
i they vote for our principles under the Demo-
I eratic or the People's party standard. If w<-
I had stood solid we could have made the
I Democratic party the tag to our tail.
We are asked to follow a leadership. What
sort of a leadership? A. leader who never
smiled approvingly on a party but to blight
it. He touched the grange and it wilted. He
I supported the Republican candidate for gov
! ernor in 1888, and for the first time that
party was in a minority of 40.000. He took
up the Alliance, and in two years it has
lost 20,000 votes, and it has died. He now
'. assumes to lead this People's party. For
two years he has assailed me with all the
venom of his infamous nature, and there
! have been the most prosperous years of my
; life. I do not say this boastingly, but many
: people have scorned to associate with me
: because they thought I was on friendly
terms with this monster.
Because I was put on the resolution com
mittee of the St. I^ouis conventien, he has
j held me responsib'e for It all. He has held
It up to ridicule, although it is the 'anFt dec-
I lirati.n of the ptrty. If this Is not dis oyalty
! then Benedict Arnold was a patriot all his
life. If we want to have a i arty, we want
| to get rid of this roan. His frown is life
everlasting: his smile is death i s If.
', This aroused (be Donne'Fiar.s. and th.?:e
was further uproar when Donnelly took -h°
! stage to reply to Mr. Owen, wh.ch be d d
|at considerable length. In cjnc'.unon, ne
He (Owen) believes in self-government, in
i greenbacks. :n free silver. What one of these
principles her. he rot opposed?
"He has never eprosed the = c principles in
; his par,y." shouted a man in the Pine
! county delegation.
"So much the worse, then, to oppose great
; reforms secretly," continued Donnelly. "He
says I made speeches for money. I suppose
I if I wanted I could go to tho Republican
state central committee and get $T>oo a night.
Yet I have stood by this party, led by the
God-forsaken Ishmae'ite gang, which nevei
has had any money nor never will.
"Mr. Owen's attack on me has hurt him
more than it hr.s tee."
It wa« a f ter 5 o'clock when the committee
on credentials reported. The Renville dele
gation, headed by Warner, Bowier and
: Har.na, was sep.tffl.
The rerort was then adopted.
The committee en permanent organization
reported for permanent crariran Z. H. Aus
i fn, of St. Louis county; for secretary, T. J. I
', Caton. of Hennerin; for assistant secretary, j
J. G. Hayter. of Stecrr.s.
Mr. Austin said: "I ,take it for granted
that you do not want a speech. You want
me to" preside over a business convention. It ;
will. I hope, be. a Populist convention. If j
• there is any one~here who proposes to help i
| the Republican party, I hope he will get up ,
j ar>£ leave."
Senator Ringdal was the first to get the I
. floor. He moved the appointment of a confer- j
| enee committee to meet other conventions
now in the city.
F. G. Sr-ed moved that each congressional !
j district elect its representative on the com- t
I mittee.
R'» dal's motion carried, and tbe chair j
j calUa for a report from the resolutions com
Ramsey county demanded a division on the
former vote, but Mr. Austin shut them off.
Then the committee on resolutions reported
I as fellows:
We specially emp' a ize ths d mard of the
i party for that fund' mental principle of self- j
i government, direct legi.lation. as embodrd
i in tho initiative and referendum; and. A3
j showing its value and practicability we point
I to the recent notable victtry of th? people of
Minnesota under the operations of the one
referendum of the state providfd for in Ar
ticle 4. section 32. of the stite c institution,
I whereby the people at the lavt election, by
a vote of ten to cnp.- placed upon the tax ro'ls
! of the state over 3,000.000 acres of hitherto
i tax exempt railway lands.
We further cmphaiize as one of the great
needs of the hour, the recoenition of the
principle of government cwre:ship and opera
! tion. and we specially commend it to the mv
i nicipalities of Minnesota.
We heartily sympat! ize with the oppressed
| people of Cuba in their s'ruggle f r sel'-go'v
| ernment, and with gratituds and pride we
commend and rejoice in the patriotism of our
| young men who have volunteered in the bat
; tie of freedom for Cuba.
We earnestly call the attention of the peo
! pie of Minnesota to the fact that after forty
I years of uninterrupted Republican misrule,
| one-half of Its tillable area has been given
to- favored railway companies, its state pina
lands have been plundered or frittered away
for a trifle of their value, and the vast stores j
of ere in its two great iron ranges have
passed into the hands of two gigantic for
eign syndicates.
We demand the restoration to the state of I
all the valupble lands and other resources I
taken from it by deeds of fraud and crime.
We demand the just and equal taxation of I
all raining, railway, timber and all state and
municipal franchise corporations.
We call to the attention of the people of ]
Minnesota that the railway companies derive |
a larger annual aggregate income from the |
charges levied upon the state's industry and |
trade, than the total income or the farms
from the sale of the state's entire grain
I product. We pledge our utmost efforts in
, every department of state government to
; regulate and reduce these oppressive charges
i by practical legislation of the nature of that
j defeated by the last Republican legislature.
We condemn the railway and warehouse
commission appointed by Republican gover
! nors as the subservient instrument of inter
'■ ested railway and elevator ompanies, and i
demand the election of such commission fey
the people.
We condemn the state labor commissioner
for the prostitution of his office to partisan
purposes, and the issuance of political re
ports on "the purchase power of gold," ct
the expense of the tax payers of the state.
We condemn the public examiner for per
mitting the operation of banking and trust
companies in flagrant violation of law. and j
the governor for withholding the reports on
such institutions from the courts and the
We condemn the state auditor for refusing
to place upon the tax rolls of the state the
deed of 260.000 acres of swamp lands selected
by his preecessor and deeded to the Great
Northern railway.
We condemn the extravagance and looseness
which has characterized the administration of
the present secretary of state, and of many
of the state Institutions.
We condemn the state administration in the
appointment of oil inspector and surveyor
generals of logs, and we demand that these
offices be placed upon a salary basis.
We commend the recent decisions of the
state supreme court in regard to the fixing
of railway rates and the taxation of railway
We demand the direct election of United
States senators by the people. We denounce
the action of United States Senator Cushman
K. Davis, who, while holding the position of j
public servant of this state, acted as the paid
retainer of the Rockefeller iron syndicate and
certain railroads.
Chairman Austin announced the following
committee on conference:
First— MaJ. Hotchklss.
Second— A. E. Clarkt^ 1
Third— F. C. Gibbs.
Fourth— E. E. Cowell.
Fifth— A. E. Barker.
Sixth— J. W. Bull.
Seventh— P. M. Ringdal.
Mr. Paradls. of Ramsey, had a resolution
which he wanted Inserted in the platform,
charging that the Republican party had con
tinually violated sec. 2, of art. IX,, of the
state constitution which limited it to an
annual tax for ordinary expenses. It was re
ferred to the committee.
T. J. Meighen had another, condemning the
directing of verdicts by courts tak'ng tho
power of decision out of the hands of th«
jury. This was adopted, but a second one
by the tame author, declaring for a citizens'
independent party, aroused debate.
M. R. Prendergast, of Ramsey, wanted a
substitute for the Cuban resolution, which
deprecated any foreign alliance. It was laid
upon the table.
The Meighen resolution, to Instruct th<>
conference committee, met with a motion to
lay on the table.
The viva voce vote was close, but the noes
had the greatest volume.
■Mr. Meighen demanded a division on hl3
motion, but withdrew it to permit a recess
until 8 o'oclock. It was then 7.
When the convention did not get together
until after 9 o'clock, it was conceded that
the middle-of-the-roaders would bolt. The
Meighen resolution, declaring against fusion
but for a friendly alliance, was taken up, and
was the cause of a vast amount of wrang
ling. The report of the conference committee
was called up and railroaded through. It
provided for the nomination of JohnLind by
a.ll three parties, and gave the People's party
the offices of lieutenant governor, auditor, at
torney general and clerk of the supreme
court, and the Democrats the secretary of
state, treasurw and one judge of tbe su-
preme court, and further provided for tho
renomlnatlon of Justices Buck and Canty.
On roll fNi.T the committee's report waa
adopted by a vote of 569 to 396.
John Lind was nominated for governor by
acclamaOn, MaJ. J. M. Bowler for lieuten
ant governor, Peojge N. Lamphere for audi
tor, John F. Kelly for attorney general, Z.
H. Austin for clerk of the sifpreinie court.
Judges Buck and Canty were nomiiiluod foi
associate justices of the supreme c&irt. An
effort was made to get In a motion indorsing
Donnelly for the United States senate, but
it was ruled out of order.
At th_e clqse of the convention/ Donnelly and
his followers made an effort to hol'fl a con
vention of their own, but were, orirered out
and were compelled to go tiy the police.
They adjourned to meet at 1Q o'clock this
morning at 118 Hennepin avenue.
< nun M on the Sitfe.\i
Coroner Johnson, of Dakota bounty, made
an exhibition of himself by Insisting on a
motion to adjourn to 1:30 when it waa al
ready 2 o'clock. |.
C. B. Mabcn did not mingle' with . the dis
orderly Hennepin delegation in the, gallery.
He is now a resident of Altkin coiinty.
Maj. liotchklss had a front seat, on the j
center aisle, while the dther patriarch of the
party, P. H. Rahilly, was a few seats bask
of him.
M. J. Costello could not resist the' temp'a
tion to mingle with the throng.
Dr. H. B. Fay, H. S. Setd, Tom Parson 3,
T. J. Caton, Henry Ebert and other em'.nent
agriculturists from Hennepin were in the
Z. H. Austen, the permanent " chalrmxn,
edits the Microcosm, at Duluth, a publica
tion something on I>.«> aggressive style of the
Iconoclast, whose id'tor, Brann, was re
cently shot and killed at Waco, Tex.
Mr. Towne the Chairman of the
Convention und the Chief Orator
of the Day for the Party of
Which He Is the National Chalr
■ uaii The Routine of the Third
The first Minne ota silver Republican state
convention opened at Hainionia hall, Minne
apolis, yfsleiday morning, with nearly 500 j
dtlegatea, representing all portions of the j
C. 11. Pettit, chairman of the state central
committee, cal cd the meeting to oider, and
briefly stated the purposes of the convention.
■j. M. Hawthorne, o;' the Ra-nss-y county d"ls
gation, placed in ncaaiua.ion Charles A.
Townp, cf Duluth, for temporary chairman.
Thi nomination was seconded, and carried
unanimously. Mr. Towne proceeded at o.nc»
to do iver his address on the silver cause.
The speaker concluded by a referen-e to
the issues of the tilver Republican torcee
and mentioned the name of William J. Bryan'
at wnieh there was prolonged cheering and '
Committees were thereupon appointed after
which an adjournment was taken
When the convention reassembled the con
ference committee was not ready to report
and Chairman Corser asked for more time.
Io while away the time, speakers were called
for. J. M. Hawthorne, of Si. Paul, who was
among those who spoke, delivered a stirring
address. It was 6:20 when Chairman Corser
announced that the Populists-.had-*appointed
a committee, to meet in joint conference A
recess was then taken until 7 -o'clock, when it
was thought the joint conference committee
would have finished its labors,- . >
The news that the conference j
had arrived at an agreement yas -received en- I
thusiastically by the Silver Republicans who
hsd convened at 8 o'clock to await the re
port. Mr. Corser moved the nomination of
Mr. Lind, and it was carried by a, rising vote.
E. S. Corser was appointed a member of the
national committee of Silver to
represent Minnesota.
After a few, other items of rouiihe the con
vention adjourned and the de^ales repaired
to the exposition hairt» attend the ratification
>.. ,
Sentiment of the Dcle&ajtes In At
tendance nt the I'hnrninoi-utltal
Convention Is That Manufactur
ers Should Be Willing td Divide
the Extra Eipense Only a
Small Number Present.
■ >Tv
The fourteenth^ annual m«sng cf the
Minnesota Pharmaceutical"; association
opened its session yesterday "ftn room JC
of the state capitol.
Considerable business wafe' transacted
during the day, despite trie fact that
the atendance was small. The elec
tion of officers, which was to have
taken place yesterday, was postponed
until today. The gathering! will also
consider at today's session the ques
tion of war tax as imposed upon pro
prietory medicines. There appears to be
a disposition on thfi. part of -nanufac
turers to ship the extra expanse on
the druggist. On accc lint of the small
profits, the druggists thinK the manu
facturers should at least divide- the
The following were present yester
John Bodin. Fred W. Faber, Emil Bull
S-T A \, Fros V W - S " Gett y> A - T - Ha". Charles
T. Heller. J. C. Hennlng, H. W. Rietzke, St.
Paul ; Charles W Drew, F. H. Hamert, Dr.
J. W. Harrah, Charles E. Haugen, Charles
H. Huhn, S. W. Melendy, J. O. Peterson,
Henry Rauch, C. A. Robinson, H). O. Web
ster, R. T. Wincott. M. H. Wittich Prof
F. J. Wulling, Minneapolis; John, Y. Breck
enridge, Pine City; Mrs. L. E. Breckenridge
Pine City; William Gausewitz, Owatonna-
Robert F. Lynch, Monticello; H..,H. Meyer
Sleepy Eye; Thomas K. Mork; Wheaton;
John Nielson, Ortonville; H. Pennington,
Monticello; C. A. Portman, Jackson- Charles
Qulst, Madison; Alex Richards, -/Stiliwater;
John Schweitzer, Mapleton; I'red Scott Still
water ; G. W. Silcher, Renville.
President Fred Scott, of Stiliwater,
in his opening addresj=s reviewed the
work of the past year.
Secretary C. T. Heller, reported the
membership of the society as 296, an
increase of ten over last year. Death
had claimed two of its members.
Treasurer H. W. Reitzke, reported a
balance in the treasury of $142.90.
The membership committee recom
mended the election of the following:
members: B. E. Keiper, St. Paul; C.
B. Beadle, Winnebago City; Andrew
P. Peterson, Cokaito; Mathew B. Wet
zel, Little Falls; George Doehne, Owa
tonna. The committee's recommenda
tion was carried out.
H. H. Meyer, of Sleepy -Eye, read
the first paper at the afternoon session
on '"Our Condition," followed by Prof.
F. J. Wulling, dean of the pharmaceu
tical college of the state university,
who spoke on "'Clinical Microscopy."
J. W. Harrah, of the committee en
trade interest, reported that business
has been much better during the year
Just past than for several seasons.
Dr. R. F. Lynch, of Monticello, ypoke
on the American Pharmaceutical asso
ciation, followed by H. W-. Reitzke, who
discussed "Sound Principles lof Buying
Goods." The annual 'report, of the
state board was also read.
Protest Against I'nyliiK the War Tax
Imposed on H«>er.
The Retail Liquor Dealdrs' association, of
St. Paul, held a meeting yefsterdiy and passed
resolutions protesting against tt^e action of
the brewers in raising tho price of beer as
a result of the war tax: recently imposed.
The secretary of the association was directed
to send copies of the resolution ;to all brew
ers and brewers' agents. ' ' •" '"
The preliminary arrangements!? were msde
for the picnic, to be given' by tbe association
on Aug. 31.
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cures painful, swollen, smarting, nervous
feet and Instantly takes the sting out of
corns and bunions. It's tbe greatest comf
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makes tight or new shoes feel easy. It U
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Allen S. Olmated, L« 80/. N. V,
Continued front Second Page.
and producers of -wealth compelled to bear
this increased burden of taxation.
4. They have seen them subjected to the
most merciless exactions of railroads, ware
rpuscj. elevators and other favored corpora
tions. These corporations specially favored
have in return controlled legislation, dlc'ated
nominations and furnished the money to carry
elections. The policy of this class has been
to divide and ruin, then combine, divide and
ruin again.
6. Our banking Institutions, established to
care for the deposits of the people, have not
had their condition of solvency or insolvency
examined by a competent bank examiner.
Even where reports of insolvency were«mada
they have been withheld from public view.
Through a wrongful combination at the state
capitol millions have been lost to our pto
ple, while the good name of our stau has
suffered abroad,
6. The offices of the clerk of the supreme
court, oil inspection and surveyors of logs
have been allowed to demand and receive ex
orbitant fees, amounting to about $60,000 an
nually, which, if at all proper, should have
gone into the public treasury. Instead there
of, they have J>een used for the most part
to perpetuate "'machine rule."
7. Our railroad and warehouse commission
has failed to fully protect the people. Un--
Just discriminations and exorbitant charges
in railway rates demand proper regulation
by this commission. In every portion of the
state equal and reasonable charges for trans
portation should be faithfully maintained.
The members of such commission should !>" no
longer open to appointment by the governor, •
but should be subject to election by the
8. We are even now confronted by a spec
tacle more humiliating. The present admin
istration, assuming to act under the honored
party name of Greeley and Lincoln, attempts"
to provide for its succession and uses therefor
the public machinery of the state. The fa
vored corporations name the candidate, the
public officials execute, and thus it is farci
cally proclaimed that the peop:e of Minnesota
are to be allowed to continue in the enjoy
ment of "good government and sound money."
In view of all these and many other wrongs
in the administration of our state affairs,,
this convention now pledges Itself to the
work of thorough and complete reform. It
1. That the public lands remaining unsold
shal! be sold only at their fair value.
2. That all public Institutions shall be
managed with prudence and economy.
3. That we shall not lose the fruits secured
by the decision of the supreme court in the
land tax case. By that decision 8,500,C00
acres of unused railroad lands will be added
to the tax list. The increased va'.uatlon will
be from $15,000,000 to $20,000,000, and the rev
enue to the state alone $200,000 annually.
We demand that in the threatened appeal to
the United States supreme court the legal de
partment of this state shaM perform its full
duty that the people's rights may be pro
4. Of still greater value, perhaps, is the
decision of the supreme court in the Steener
son rate case. It establishes the principle
that the basic charges for transportation
should be no more than a fair Income on the
cost of reproduction of the plant. This prin
ciple should be maintained at all hazards,
and applied in all matters of public fran
Both these decisions and many others am
ply attest the fulfillment of our promises
made in 1892 in reference to the Judiciary.
6. Regarding agriculture as one of the
substantial foundations of prosperity, we
look with interest upon all forms of diversi
fied farming.
6. We favor the election of United States
senators by the people direct.
7. We condemn with severity all partisan
appointments to the Judiciary.
* 8. We favor legislation looking to the con
struction and maintenance of good roads.
9. We recommend that within reasonable
limitations the principle of direct legislation
be applied.
10. We faithfully promise that if entrus'ed
with the administration of affairs there shall
be at all times wise, frugal and competent
To the end that all these wrongs may be
rignted and all these reforms effected.
The Democrats of Minnesota, deeply im
pressed with the solemnity of their cause
end actuated only by a stern sense of fluty,
now call upon all the people, irrespective of
former political affiliations, to Join with them
in one grand and heroic effort to break down,
"the rule of rings" and to redeem our state
from its long and oppressive misrule.
The reading of the document w&&
narked by applause at several mifntif,
and the mention of the name of John
Lind, brought such a hearty outburst
that the reading was suspended for
Bonte little time, and Mr, Rosing
climbed on a chair and demanded three'
cheers for the next governor, which
were given with a will. The planks
referring to the direct election of
United States senators by the \cte
oi? the people and that amending the
election of the railroad commissioners
by popular vote were accepted with
marked approbation.
T. J. McDermott, of Ramsey, moved
the adoption of the platform, and the
motion was carried by a rising vote.
Then there was another hiatus, pres
ently broken by Chairman Ro3ini?, of
the state contra! committee, who an
nounced that he desired to make a
report for that committee. The report
was In the form of a statement show
ing that Mr. Rosing had been at some
considerable expense beyond the
amount placed at his disposal, and
that he had the sum of $272 coming to
The convention took the matter up
with the greatest good nature,- and pro
posed that the shortage be Immediately
made good. Delegate Quist, of Henne
pin, suggested that the hat be passsed
on the spot, and himself, Joseph Ring,
John H. Ives, Dr. Dubose and F. D.
Larrabee were appointed to pass the
hat. Their financial work was of such
a character that they got $261 without
trouble, and the chair announced that
the convention ought to order the con
ference committee to pay the balance,
as a sort of fine for their delay. The
proposition was adopted with a "shout.
Another lapse in business was threat
ened, and Delegate Barton, of St. Louis
proposed to settle the matter off hand
by proceeding to the immediate nomi
nation of that "noble man, John Lind.
That's what we are here for," addod
Mr. Barton. The suggestion was sat
down upon as being of a character that
would discredit the conferees, but some
other delegates insisted, and Mr. Rlne
hart, of Hennepin, took the floor and
"We certainly owe the silver Repub
licans some sort of courtesy, whatever
may be said of the others. A3 a sub
stitute to the motion of the gentleman
from St. Louis I move that we proceed
to the naming of a state central com
mittee. In the meantime a committee
can be sent to look up the conference
Both of the suggestions contaJncl in
the motion were adopted. After they
had been separated — Mr. McDermott, of
Ramsey, moved another substitute
that the committee consist of twenty
seven members, one from each judicial
district with the exception of Districts
No. 2, 4 and 11, each of them to have
two members, and the chair to appoint
six members at large. The names to
be presented by the district delegations.
The jnotion prevailed and the Ram
sey county delegation evidenced some
of its usual disposition to settle mat
ters, if possible, by at once going into
With the return to the hall of Ramsey
county's delegation the members of the
state central committee were - an
nounced, T. R. Kane and Louis Betz
being chosen to represent Ramsey
county. The committee will not be com
pleted until Chairman McHale has had
time to confer with the candidates,
when he will announce the aix mem
bers at large. The district members
First District— B. J. Mosier, Washington
Second Dlstrlct-T. R. Kane, Louis Betz,
St. Paul.
Third District— W. A. Allen, Winona.
Fourth District— Alex Stewart, Mathew
Walßh, Hennepin.
Fifth District— John Noonan. Waseca.
Sixth District— Henry Himmelman, Man
Seventh District— J. E. C. Robertson, Le
Eighth District— S. P. Brow, Glencoe.
Ninth District— B. E. Laird, Redwood.
Tenth District— H. E. Olney, Spring Valley.
Eleventh District— E. E. Dowling, O. F.
Cheater, Duluth.
Twelfth District— <B. W. Stanton, Appleton.
Thirteenth District— E. C. Brownell, Lm
Fourteenth District— J. R. McKlnr.on,
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Mr. Rinehart, on behalf of the com
mittee that went out to look up the
conferees, said that the Populists had
appointed 1 a committee,- and It was
thought that the Democratic conferees
would be ready to report by 7 o'clock.
Following: this announcement there
were several attempts made to secure
-& recesS,. but the country members,
who thought they would be through in
time to go home, protested, and the
motions were all beaten. Then they
began to look around for some one to
make a speech, and they happened on
T. R. Kane, of Ramsey. In response
to many calls, Mr. Kane finally took
the floor. He did not speak for more
than two or three minutes, but he
made such a period as evoked the mo3t
enthusiastic burst of applause that was
■heard during the day and set them to
asking about the new silver-tongued
Then came another fight on a propo
sition to adjourn for an hour, and by
this time the appetites of the delegates
began to overcome their reasoning
powers. This, added to the eloquence
of Dave Johnson, settled the matter,
and at 7 o'clock an adjournment was
taken until 8 o'clock.
It was after 8:30 when Chairman
McHale came into the hall and called
the convention to order again.
Mr. Rinehart, of Hennep n, c-illtdthe
attention of the convention to the fact
that the state committee had not been
formally given the powt-rs it should
possess, and moved the convention that
the state central commit es, as named,
upon the adjournment of the conven
tion, succeed to and be In position to
do everything that the convention
might do if it were in session.
The committee on. conference at this
time entered the hall, with P. B. Win-
Bton at its head, and was given an
ovation, and treated to some sympa
thetic Inquiries as to haw it had rested,
and others of a like nature. Mr. Win
ston took the platform ard gave the
result of the conference. He said:
"The silver Republicans are to name
the governor (ehe?rs for Lind), it be
ing understood that Mr. Lind will be
the nominee of all of the conventions.
The Democrats are to name the secre
tary of state, the state treasurer and
three associate Justices of the supreme
court, with" the understanding that two
of the judges named are to be consid
ered as fusion candidates.
"The Populists will name the lieu
tenant-governor, the auditor, attorney
and the clerk of the supreme court.
"It was also understood that the
nominations made in each of the con
ventions would be placed upon the
ticket of the other conventions."
The report was received with accla
mation of so pronounced a character
that it was evident that the conven
tion was pleased at the result, and
when J. B. Covington, of Ramsey,
moved the adoption of the report the
motion went through with much show
of enthusiasm.
A good deal of speculative discus
sion followed, which was put a stop
to by C. J. Buell, of Ramsey, saying:
"I move that we proceed to the nom
ination of John Lind." The proposi
tion met with such favor that in spite
of parliamentary opposition it was put
to the question and Mr. Lind ma:le
the nominee of the convention by a
rising vote and a vociferous vote. The
crowd demanded that the band play
"When Johnnie Comes Marching
Home," but the band leader didn't
know about that tune and did the best
he could. He played "Marching
Through Georgia."
The other nominatlcns were made
A. E. McManus, of Duluth, nonjfnated
J. J. Heinrichs for secretary of stale.
Messrs. Rosing, Townl:y and half a
dozen other delegates seconded the
nomination, which was made by ac
John H. Ives nominated Alexander
McKinncn, In a vigorous speech, for
trtasurer. There were numerous sec
onds, and the nomination was made by
a risina: vote.
Then came the only disagr.eible feat
ure of the convention. A flg-ht was
made on the nomination of Judge-
Mitchell, the attack bein.-j led by Alex-
ander Stewart, of Minneapolis, who
said that the judge was a gold man two
years a?o.
Every lawyer in the convention and
many laymen went to the rescue of
Judge Mitchell, and ;hre was a good
deal of bitterness discovered on th? par:
of the extremists. It was finally amic
ably settled, and Jud^e Canty, Buck
and Mitchell nominated.*
Day Taken Ip With Reports and
Routine llinin. «.
The state normal school board hc!d i's an
nual meeting yesterday In the office cf Sup:.
Pendergast, at the capitol building, and trans
acted considerable routine business.
The following members of the board were
present: G. H. Clark, S. G. Ccmstock \n
firtw Grindeland, W. B. Mi:ch 1! C A
Morey, W. S. Partee W. W. Per.de; gas't, w!
F. Phelpa and G. W. Ward.
The presidents of each of the four schools
preaenttd reports of th» work conducted by
their institutions, and also subuii t d i i3t
of the faculty of each school for the coming
year. No changes of any important w.ra
made in the teaching staff.
The matter of holding •fternooa res-<ioi;3
of the normal schools wis considerably d s
cussed, and finally referred to ihe presi
dents of the schools for action. Some chang s
in the course of study were pi opus; d, and
referred to the same eomm:tt:e.
Twenty IJnildinjj, in the Shops for
the Company.
Although the street car servicj coitpars
favoraUy wl;h that of o:her ci.les, the Twin
City Rapid Transit company appears not tj
be content to rest with that, but c^n:ir.u ■
improvement in every possill? direction. An
order has been given by the company for the
construction of twenty new cars.
These car» tre to be s;>ven inchrs lunger
that the present interurban can . It s
thought that the company conUm; late-s the
gradual substitution of these large . ars ia
place of thase no-w in use. until, within three
or four years, all the small cars will te ie~
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members of Osman Temple of the orcer of the
Mystic Shrine. The "push" num3rred twelva
and the ceremonies 'nddent to their initia
tion were very Interesting.
Potentate Rice presided at the bauauet
and speeches were delivered by i.hail ■ „
Horneck and other eloquent ShriVierr. Shr'noi*
Horneck spoke to the toast of "The Fhii?
and at an appropriate period a box, susotnded
from the reiling, was opened ar.d lor
American flags were unfurlrd amid great
enthusiasm, while the band played "Tre St-r
Spanglid Banner.
A feature of the decorations was a b*»a
American flag flanked by a Cuban flag ' a-d
and English flag. The latter was the el'ri
of W. G. Bell, of Winnipeg, a pr.mnent
Then? was a large delegation present fron
Duluth, two of the novkes being Dulu'h men
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