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Vote on Credentials Commit-
tee's Minority Report De
cides the Fight
It was 9:30 o'clock when Senator
Moses E. Clapp, the temporary chair
man, delivered a message that was dis-'
appointing to scores of delegates who
were anxious to complete the work of
the stormiest convention in the history
of the party in the state and depart
for them homes in the country.
He was greeted with applause and
"I only wish I had s.ome good news
for you in slight recognition of the re
ception you have given me. We face
an unusual condition. The credentials
committee, appointed under the ar
rangement saisfactory to both sides
most directly interested, worked until
3 o'clock this morning. As you all
know there are a great many contests,
and the committee has authorized me
to say that in the case of a majority
of the contests they have completed
the evidence. Those remaining are
minor contests—contests in which the
delegates numerically are smaller —and
in these they are not through with the
evidence. The delay is tiresome to you,
but it will conserve the speedy settle
ment of our labors to await the report
of that committee, and I am going to
ask this convention to good naturedly
take an adjournment, but before we
leave the hall I am going to ask a man
who has experienced a genuine politi
cal reformation to entertain you with a
few remarks."
He introduced H. P. Hall, the veter
an St. Paul newspaper man, who for
ten minutes had the convention in
continued laughter with a speech that
bristled with clever paradoxes anil
bright points.
A Crow Wing county delegate, on
the conclusion of Hall's remarks, ask
ed for the report of the committee on
resolutions, but he was ruled out of
order, and Chairman Layboum, of St.
Louis, announced a meeting of that
committee immediately upon the ad
journment of the convention, which a
moment later he moved should be to 2
o'clock. The convention adopted the
suggestion and voted without division
to take the recess to 2 o'clock.
Afternoon Session
Armed with a big iron-bound mallet.
Senator Clapp opened the decisive ses
sion of the convention at 2:20 in the
afternon with another announcement
that the committee on credentials,
whose report was awaited with undis-
A Sign of "Something Doing"
guised interest, was not yet ready to
make its report. He suggested that
the convention's business might be ex
pedited by adopting a rule as to the
number of nominating speeches and
the time allowance for each.
Motions and amendments came thick
and fast. A Redwood county delegate,
from a seat on the stage, wanted nomi
nating speeches limited to two in num
ber, of five minutes each, and second
ing speeches bound down to three min
utes each. An Otter Tail county dele
gate rn^ed the speeches be confined to
a xrrfe mention of the candidate's
na/Te, and another Redwood man urg
eU that the speeches be limited so that
country delegates might remain to the
end of the proceedings. The original
motion, five minutes for nominating
Epeeohes, three for seconding speeches,
and these to be limited to two for each
candidate, was unanimously adopted,
for the delegates? were chafing to get
through and go home.
Resolutions Are Reported
Chairman George R. Laybourn, of
Duluth, then presented the report of
the committee on resolutions, which
waa read in part by Col. C. W. John
son and partly by L. A. Lydiard, of
Minneapolis, and was adopted in its
entirety. The resolutions were inter
rupted by cheers for Roosevelt and for
the pronouncement of cardinal princi
ples of Republicanism, but the plank
indorsing Gov. Van Sant was greeted
with indifference. The references to
Senators Clapp and Nelson were re
ceiver with applause, in which Marshal
W. H. Grimshaw, who owes his ap
pointment to the senators, led off with
vigorous handclapping and whoops. L
S. Gillette, of the American Bridge
company, the bridge trust of the coun
—try, a Minneapolis Collins delegate,
voted "no' on the report, which in
cluded an eight-hour day clause and
the reference to Chinese exclusion, in
a Minnesota convention, aroused a
Btorm of laughter.
F. B. Dougherty, of Duluth, wag ap
pointed to escort J. Adam Bede to the
platform in response to cries for the
Duluth congressman, and he spoke for
fifteen minutes, diluting Republican
doctrine'with a bunch of funny stories.
His pledge.that the party would ratify
the nominee of the convention at
the polls—no matter whom he might
be—was received with a deadly silence
from the Hennepin Collins delegation.
He Inveighed against the practice of
selecting delegates from counties which
nave more than one senatorial district
by counties, for he said it gave the big
delegations the advantage and aroused
a spirit of opposition from the country
towards the city,"and pleaded for har-
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mony and acceptance of the inevitable
by defeated candidates, for there would
come another time.
Calls for Speakers
There were,calls for J. B. Cottorf, of
Duluth; Congressmen McCleary, of
Mankato; Tawney, of Winona, and
Steenerson, of Crookston, and in the
midst of the yelling a delegate on the
stage wanted to have a motion passed
that the committee on credentials must
report in fifteen minutes or the con
vention would proceed without it. Sen
ator Clapp mollified the man by stating
that the committee had just sent word
that it would be ready to report in fif
teen minutes.
W. L. Nolan, a member of the last
legislature from a Minneapolis district,
and "William Henry Eustis, who had
been a receptive candidate for gov
ernor for several months, entertained
the convention for a few moments, and
when the convention had exhausted it
self listening to the spellbinders, a
brief recess was taken to await the re
port of the credentials committee.
Li, A. Lydiard, of Hennepin, wanted
to hear from the committee on perma
nent organization, but there were cries
of "No, no," and Clapp ruled against
the proposal. .
Chairman Clapp called up the ques
tions of proxies, as many delegates had
left for the country. He wanted to
know whether absentees should be
voted by the chairman of their delega
tions or by the delegates remaining in
the convention. He declared it made
little difference so long as the conven
tion adopted some rule to cover the
"The law regulates, that," was sug
gested by' J. D. Jones, of Cass county. ■
"The delegation must itself fill the va
cancies. A delegate has no right to
give his proxy to another in a state
"My impression is that the law of
1895 only applies to county conven
tions," said Mr. Clapp, but Jones put
his suggestion in the form of a motion.
A Murray county delegate got recog
nition and began a speech for a ruling
that the chairman of the delegation
vote the absentees. "Many delegates
are not prepared to stay here during a
long session," he said, "and some of
them can't reach their homes before
Monday night unless they leave before
7 o'clock tomorrow mouning."
A. N. Mcßride, of Walker, objected
to the chair recognizing J. D. Jones, of
Cass. He said that Jones was not
from Cass.
Clapp Has Troubles
The convention was trying Senator
Clapp's patience. Delegates were try
ing in several different places in the
hall to talk at once. Senator Clapp
used his gavel with an iron hand. C.
A. Lindbergh, of Little Falls, finally
secured the floor and said that the law
of 1897 amending the law of '95 cov
ered the case and gave the right to fill
vacancies on any delegation exclusively
to the remaining delegates. ITe was
finally brbught to the stage to make
his statement where it could be heard,
but Senator Clapp suggested that he
go to a nearby office building and get a
copy of the law.
A delegate from Redwood appealed
to the chair that it was getting un
comfortably warm beneath the balco
nies of the theater, and moved that the
delegates standing at the rear of the
parquet be moved.
"Does the motion involve the means
for making room for them somewhere
c^se?" inquired Clapp, and the motion
was never put.
Rumors had reached the convention
hall that the credentials committee had
failed to agree and would present a
majority and a minority report, but the
convention was scarcely ready to re
ceive the report as it came from the
Committee Is Heard From
At 4:15 Chairman C. B. Ward began
the reading of the majority report.
Briefly, It gave the Anoka Dunn dele
gation of 11 votes to Dunn, the Henne
pin delegation of 113 and the Ramsey
delegation of -67 and Cass, 9, to Col
lins; the Benton delegation of yS to
Dunn, and the Red Lake 8 votes, Sher
burne 9 vote and Traverse 8 vote to
Dunn, with the recommendation that
Roseau be not allowed representation
by either faction in the convention. As
to Clearwater county, the report rec
ommended that its representation be
increased from five to seven votes.
The moment was intense with, dra
matic possibilities. At the reference to
the seating of the Collins delegation in
Cass, the Dunn men from Cass, gather
ed at the left of the big stage, started
a demonstration. Led by A. L. Cole, of
Walker, they began to shake their
fists and fiercely cry out their pro
Senator Clapp pounded with his gav
el and declared for order. "That won't
win you anything," he roared across
the stage to the men who were trying
to stampede the convention. "You will
be seated if you have the votes."
When a modicum of silence had been
obtained. Col. Ward proceeded to read
the dissenting opinions. E. W. Stark.
G. W. Somerville, F. H. Wilson, A. A.
Dodge, R. B. Brower and E. A. Nelson
excepted to that part of the report
which declared for the Dunn delega
tion in Benton county. G. G. Hartley,
Henry Feig, C. L. Benedict, W. B. An
derson, T. H. Caley, V. G. Seward and
A. D. Stephens, the Dunn seven, ex
cepted to the report as seating the
Collins delegation in Hennepin and tho
unseating of both delegations from
Anderson to the Front
Col. Ward moved the adoption of the
majority report. W. B. Anderson, the
Dunn floor leader and a member of the
committee, struggled for recognition,
but Clapp waved him aside to enter
tain a motion from a Washington
county delegate that those parts of the
report in which there were no conflict
ing reports be adopted. It was carried
with a rush, and the decks being clear
ed for the big action, Clapp recognized
Anderson to present the minority's
side of the case. V
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•Nominated for Supreme Court Justice.
to his feet from his seat In the front
row of the stage when the Dunn dele
gates throughout the theater began an
effort to stampede the convention. The
Anderson minority report, which in
addition to detailing the statement of
the case contained a strong argument
in support of the contentions of the
minority, ended by recommending that
the' sitting Collins delegations from
Hennepin and Cass be unseated and
the contesting Dunn delegations be
seated, and that the Dunn delegation
from Roseau county be seated.
The minority's statement was fre
quently interrupted by applause from
the Dunn men among the delegates
and in the galleries, which had taken
on a decided Dunn aspect during the
day. There was almost uninterrupted
cheering at telling points made by the
"Winona man in presenting the report
of his portion of the committee, and
when he concluded by declaring that
rightfully the Hennepin county con
vention should have stood on its tem
porary organization 294 for Dunn to
284 for Collins there was a roar of ap
proval from the Dunn men.
Without Anderson losing his rights
on the floor, the chair recognized Sen
ator Brower, of Steams, to read the
Collins minority report as to Benton
and Sherburne counties.
Anderson Starts the Finish
Then Anderson threw down the gage
of battle to the Collins men by moving
that the Dunn minority report be sub
stituted for the Collins-Eddy majority
report as to Hennepin, Cass and Ro
seau counties. There were half a
dozen seconds, and It was evident that
the Dunn men were thoroughly organ
ized and that the steering committee
had determined to push the plan to
The Globe yesterday morning quoted Senator Jepson, of Min
neapolis, as saying that in case R. C. Dunn was nominated for governor
the members of the Hennepin county delegation would not support him
and that they had entered into an agreement to that effect among them
The Minneapolis Journal yesterday said that Senator Jepson had
announced that he had never made any such statement. The Globe
desires to put Senator Jepson quite right. What he did say was:
"If the Hennepin county delegation is unseated in favor of the Dunn
crowd and Dunn is nominated for governor, no member of the Collins
delegation will support him —and the members have solemnly pledged
themselves to this."
The event makes the agreement operative. Will the unseated dele
gates make good?
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unseat the sitting Hennepin delega
tion and seat the Dunn delegation to a
The convention was in an uproar. A.
E. Rice, of Willmar, in the interest of
harmony, wanted the Henenpin delega
tion to accept half a vote.
"No, we don't want it," declared
"Bill" Grimshaw. "We'd rather go out
if we have to go."
F. B. Dougheriy, of Duluth, suggest
ed that twenty minutes be given to
each side.
George P. Wilson, of Hennepin, de
clared it was impossible to present the
matter In twenty minutes or in forty
minutes.'"Longer time than that will be
necessary to make a statement of the
actual facts and will show that the mi
nority is not entitled to any standing
in this convention," he said. He moved
to amend that forty minutes be allotted
to each side.
"If forty minutes is given to each
side in the Hennepin county case alone,
we will be here until some time next
week," Insisted George Laybourn, of
Duluth, and he urged the Dunn dele
gates to vote down the Wilson motion.
W. S. Dwinnell, of Hennepin, amended
the motion that forty minutes be al
loted each side for arguments on all
their contest cases pending. The root
ers got busy and there was a wild time
for a few minutes. The gallery was
waking up to their part in the game.
Senator Clapp cautioned the gallery
about participating in the viva voce
voting, for he could not tell whether
the Dwinnell amendment had been car
ried or not.
Anderson, of Winona, said his com
mittee had been sitting nearly two days
and almost an entire night and he be
lieved that twenty minutes to the re
spective sides was sufficient.
"We have already heard a discussion
of the Dunn minority report in the re
port itself, and we want time to place
our side of the controversy before the
convention," W. H. Grimshaw broke in
to say, and J. D. Jones, of Cass, de
clared that the discussion seemed to
be entirely relating to Hennepin coun
ty's controversy and he wanted some
consideration shown 1 his county's con
Convention Badly Mixed
"The second minority report can be
presented in a comparatively short
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Renominated for Supreme Court Jus
time," Senator Brower said, and then
the convention got itself all tangled up
by amending its amendments so fre
quently that a point of order was sus
tained against "Gil" Hartley, of Du
luth. The vote on the amendment to
the original motion was so "close that
the chair was in doubt and Clapp de
clared he would call the roll.
M. J. Dowling, a Collins man, want
ed to accept the substitute motion
and let it go at that. "If we are going
'' It is a victory for the country ''
;> against the cities—for the people <>
'• over the machine, and rebuke to "
„ gorilla methods in state politics. „
|| The state of Minnesota is to be ".
I > congratulated' upon the result. «•
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to get choked," he yelled, "let's find it
out now. If we are going to win, let's
win in time to celebrate the victory."
Chairman Clapp finally beat back the
men who were trying to drown out the
voices of their neighbors and stated the
status of the case. The motion to be voted
on was to give each side twenty minutes
in which to make the arguments on the
Hennepin county contest and ten minutes
each to discuss the Roseau case. A viva
voce vote resulted in very little difference
in the volume of sound, but the chair an
nounced the substitute carried amid the
deafening cheers of the Dunn adherents,
who regarded the acceptance of the propo
sition as a victory for their side of the
James A. Peterson, who led the fight
in Hennepin for Dunn,was the only speak
er for his side of the case, while W. S.
Swinnell and Frank M. Nye pleaded for
the Collins delegation. Peterson spoke
with earnestness- and fervor and made a
strong statement of his case.
"Under the guidance of that statesman,
George L. Matchen, surveyor general
of logs and lumber for Hennepin
county," he began, and the Collins dele
gates from Hennepin turned loose a choice
bunch of hisses and catcalls.
"I request the Hennepin delegates to
give attention and maintain good order,"
admonished Grimshaw, and the unruly
ones subsided.
Then Peterson made the talk of his life.
He charged Chairman Wilson, of the Hen
nepin county convention, with ruling that
the convention was not the judge of its
own membership, and recited the contests.
In the First precinct of the Fifth ward
and in the Second precinct of the Elev
enth ward, he said, -the Collins chairmen
had been guilty k>f sharp practices. In
one precinct they had burned the ballots
and, ignoring the delegates of a regular
caucus held later, had given credentials to
the Collins delegation. In the other pre
cinct cited the Collins chairman had
broken a tie by drawing one of two bal
lots from a cigar box, and he had known
from the form and weight of the ballots
which was the Collins ticket and had
drawn that. The same thing had oc
curred In another precinct, and in another
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ji supporters were . Republicans J|
(> when it meant something to be <•
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• • the kind of people to kick when *<
',', triumph is assured before the ',',
■• first campaign gun is fired. <■
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'' wants my services, they will only "
„ have to call on me. The nor- ,\
41 inees of this convention will be "
i. elected by an overwhelming ma- „
'" jority. — r^rank M. Eddy. ''
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Nominated for Railroad and Warehouse
Nominated for Supreme Court Justice.
precinct fifteen unnaturalized Jews had
been voted for Collins, where he won by
less than fifteen votes. He then toasted
W. P. Roberts as chairman of the creden
tials committee of the county convention
for the alleged arbitrary rulings of that
committee, and dramatically he asked:
"Are you going to put into the hands
of W. P. Roberts the right to name the
entire state ticket for Minnesota? This
fight is a fraud and a shame to the Re
publican party of Hennepin county and the
state. We had no representation on the
credentials committee, and I was hooted
down by the Collins men in the county
convention so that I could not be heard on
evidence before the committee. ' The ques
tion is whether such delegates will be al
lowed to sit here and vote on these im
portant questions."
Justifying his action in leaving the
county convention with his delegates,
Peterson said:
"After being prohibited from a hearing,
there was only one thing to do when the
convention had ceased to be a convention,
and that was to leave it. You can't afford
to turn down the will of the people of
Hennepin county by permitting these men
to retain their seats when they have not
been legally and fairly elected."
The Dunn men sent up deafening ap
plause when Peterson had concluded, but
there was a noticeable silence in the sec
tions filled by Hennepin and Ramsey dele
Collins Men Tell Their Side
The Collins men divided the time be
tween E. S. Dwinnell and Frank Nye.
Dwinnell led off with the statement that
"if methods are to obtain in Min
nesota as obtained In Minneapolis in this
contest, anarchy will reign in Minnesota,"
and the Dunn men jeered the sentiment.
He answered in some detail the charges
as to the precincts where contests existed,
but based his argument largely on the
fact that the Collins crowd had excluded
one precinct with three contesting dele
gates from voting at all in the prelim
inary organization of the Hennepin county
convention, and that If they had been al
lowed for the Dunn candidate they would
not have changed the result. Evidence
had been taken by the committee on the
eighteen contesting delegates for Dunn
and the eleven for Collins, and of the
twenty-nine the committee had seated
14 2-7 for Dunn and 14 5-7 for Collins.
With twenty-nine contesting delegates ex
cluded from voting, the Collins men had
won the day, 281 to 261, and there had
been no roll call demanded. The Dunn
men had participated in the proceedings
until the credentials committee's report
had been adopted, and then Peterson had
led the Dunn men outside, and the out
side convention had transacted all its
business in just six minutes. All the Dunn
men did not leave, he said, and on the
first ballot after the bolt Collins had 31
"The Republican party Is interested only
in being represented by Republicans and
in seeing Republicans elected honorably
and honestly to seats in this convention,"
said Frank Nye in opening for the Col
lins delegates. "From an experience of
eighteen years in Minneapolis politics I
know this contest to be one between a
majority of Republicans and a minority
of Republicans aided and abetted by
Democratic influences," and the Collins
men broke loose in shouts of approval.
He charged Peterson with threatening to
bolt before going before the credentials
committee, and said that it was impos
sible and impracticable to go back of
the precinct returns, but the Collins men
could show many precincts controlled by
Democrats in the interest of Dunn. Nye
was closing when either Dunn delegates
or spectators interrupted, when Senator
Clapp jumped Into the breach.
"We will not have these interruptions,"'
he shouted, "and moments taken from
anyone of these speakers will be given him
in extended time."
Nye added that thirty-two men re
mained in the meeiing when the Peterson
followers left the Collins convention, and
then Peterson spoke four minutes in re
buttal. He answered the claim that he
hadn't protested at the rulings of the
county convention chairman by saying
that there was so much noise tha.t he
couldn't hear himself talk.
Peterson Talks Back
"Precinct after precinct was fixed up
for Collins," he declared, "after we left
the hall to pad their claims. Every Dunn
man but one left the hall and he was
Bick and could not go."
Referring to the claims that Dunn had
not carried any of the Republican wards,
he said he carried the First, Third, Sixth,
Seventh, Ninth and Twelfth, and the
Hennepin Collins men laughed—at just
what the country delegates couldn't see.
Chairman Clapp was about to put the
motion to substitute the Anderson minor
ity for the Ward majority report, when
a delegate on the stage asked a question
that had caused some anxiety early in
the convention.
"Can Hennepin vote on the question?"
the delegate asked.
"Of course they can't vote," Senator
Clapp replied amid la'ghter. and cheers
from the Dunn men.
Renominated for Supreme Court Jus
The poll of the convention began. A. L.
Cole, of Cass—a Dunn man—objected to
the Collins delegation from his county,
seated in delegate seats, voting, and Cass
was passed.
The completion of the call had been
awaited with breathless anxiety by the
spectators, but the Dunn men wore a con
fident air. The line of cleavage was
straight and true; not a Dunn man balked
at the proposition to throw out the Col
lins Hennepin men and to let in the Dunn
men, and when it was known that the vote
stood 627% for to 445 V, against, one of the
wildest scenes ever seen in a political
convention in any state was enacted.
. Men jumped to their feet, waved hats,
flags, umbrellas, in fact, everything mov
able, and a man in the gallery flung out
over the sea of human faces the banner
which the Dunn Hennepin men had been
carrying for two days. That "Hennepin
Is for Dunn" had been demonstrated.
There was a brief argument over the
right of Cass and Roseau counties to
vote, in which C. A. Morey, James A.
Martin, Robert Jamison and others join
ed, but Chairman Clapp refused to pass
on the questions.
W. B. Anderson and W. H. Grimshaw
joined in a request that the chair announce
the vote.
" J. D. Jones moved that the Cass coun
ty case be settled as Hennepin's had
been disposed of. "Let them all vote,"
grimly suggested Grimshaw, "but I want
to be heard when the vote is announced."
"You will be heard if anybody can be
heard," rejoined Senator Clapp with a
tired air.
Then Grimshaw, who was chairman of
the committee on permanent organization,
asked what he should do with the report
of his committee. Howls of laughter met
him for reply and he then turned over
his report to Hiler H. Horton, of Ram
sey. Grimshaw._ extended thanks for
courtesies before leaving the hall with
his delegation and then he and his com
rades marched out.
The Cass county delegation was then
seated by viva voce vote. C. E. Bell
withdrew the Benton county Collins del
egation and A. Mcßride, of Walker, said
he would leave Cass county to its non
resident representatives. Horton reported
in favor of making the temporary organ
ization permanent and the suggestion
went through with a rush.
Warren Potter wanted to nominate the
governor before doing anything else. "I
move -we suspend the rules and nom
inate Dave Clough"
He got no further. The convention
caught the humor of the Aitkin county
man's break and broke into laughter that
H. P. Hall Pours His Wit Upon the
Troubled Waters
put the speaker out of the running.
Other Dunn enthusiasts began to talk
of nominating Dunn by acclamation, but
Hiler Horton put a stop to the plan by
demanding the roll call. Other friends of
the supreme court judges Jumped Into the
breach and succeeded in preserving the
usual order outlined in the call, and Sen
ator H. A. Morgan, of Freeborn, nom
inated John A. Lovely, of Albert Lea,
for the supreme bench. H. H. Dunn, also
of Albert Lea, nominated Calvin M.
Brown, of Morris, but the convention in
the exuberance of its joy over the fore
gone conclusion that Dunn would be
nominated on the first ballot would do
nothing else than take an adjournment
until 8:30 o'clock.
Three Events Scheduled for Regular
Weekly Races This Afternoon
The St. Paul driving club has arranged
three interesting events for this after
noon's matinee at the fair grounds, and
some interesting races are promised. The
track is in fine condition and, at its best,
is one of the fastest in the country. The
entries show a good class of horses.
The first event is a half-mile road race
to four-wheel wagon, best two in three,
for which are entered Thomas Irvine's
Maskheart, J. H. Bullard's Don, George
R. Kibbe's Lady Tina and A. B. Me--
Caughey's Chico. The horses will be
driven by their owners for a $25 cup. The
second event is for pacers to sulky, one
half mile, two in three, for which are
entered C. A. Homing's Xi Washe,
George D. Taylor's J. L. C, W. H. Kent's
Hammond Jr., John Anderson's Fanueil
and Dudley Scheffer's Bell Ringer. "This
race is also for a cup.
In the 2:20 pace for a cooling blanket,
one-half mile, two In three, there are
entered Fred Schroeder's Lottie C, Hen
ry J. Pothen's Ida L., Dr. F. L. Beck
ley's E] Banello ana -Dudley Scheffer's
Hal Davis.
linirlLl/ ft I Mill 1
Convention Rushes Work After
Dunn Forces Win Their
At the evening session a surprise was
created in the nomination of candidates
for associate justices of the supreme
court, there being four places to fill
three of the candidates being for terms'
that begin in January, 1906, and one in
January, 1905.
Judge C. B. Elliott, of Minneapolis,
defeated Justice John A. Lovely who
was up for renomination, and Justices
C. S. Brown and C. L. Lewis were re
nominated for the terms beginning
January, 1906.
E. A. Jaggard, of St. Paul, easily dis
tanced the field, defeating S. B. Searle
of St. Cloud, and W. B. Douglas, now
on the supreme bench by appointment,
1905 thG P°SitiOn be&inni "S January,
This displaced Justices Lovely and
Douglas, and nominated Jaggard and
Previous to the adjournment for" din
ner H. H. Dunn had placed Justice C.
S. Brown in nomination, and Senator
H. A. Morgan had named Justice John
A. Lovely. At-the evening session W.
D. Richardson, of Duluth, nominated
Justice Lewis, and J. A. Smith, of Min
neapolis, placed before the convention
Judge Elliott. When called upon to
designate the term to which Elliott
expected the nomination Smith stated
that the 1905 one had been selected.
F. H. Peterson, of Clay county, nom
inated W. B. Douglas for the term be
ginning in 1905. and W. H. Lightner
named Judge E. A. Jaggard. There
was great applause when Jaggard was
mentioned, and Smith, of Minneapolis,
at once pushed to the front and stated
that, after consulting the Hennepin
county delegates, it had been decided
to have Judge Elliott aspire for tl-o
term beginning in 1906. D. B. Searle,
of St. Cloud was named for the position
beginning in 1905 by D. S. Johnston, of
Becker county, and the nomination
was seconded In a warm speech by.
Senator Brower, of Steams county.
Collins Out of Race '
Senator Brower gave the first strong
indication that it had been decided by
the Collins forces that there would be
no contest for the gubernatorial nom
ination. He said that Judge Searle
had not been an active candidate for
the position previously, having con
cluded that he would not push himself
forward while Judge Collins was a
candidate for governor. This state
ment, virtually declaring that Judge
Collins was no longer a candidate, was
received with cheers.
Chairman Clapp ruled that it was
necessary to take separate polls on the
different positions, and. ordered the
roll call on the candidates for the posi
tions beginning in 1906 first. As each
county was allowed to vote for three
candidates the polling was tedious, the
ultimate nomination of Judge Elliott
over Justice Lovely having been ac
complished by inducing a couple of
county to change their votes almost
at the moment that the result was to. be
Friends of Judge Elliott had added
the columns showing the vote for El
liot and for Lovely, with the result that
it was shown that Lovely was a winner
by a small margin. There was at once
some great hustling on the part of
Hennepin county delegates, assisted by
St. Louis county. At the time the vote
stood 730 for Lovely and 719 for El
liott. Douglas county was induced to
withdraw from Lovely 13 votes, giving
Elliott 6 of the number and Lewis 7.
This was not quite enough to accom
plish the purpose, and Todd county re
sronded to the plea that had been made
by Hennepin county, and transferred
the fourteen votes that it had given to
Brown to Elliott, refusing to take the
vote from Lovely, but in this manner
defeating the man for whom the dele
t a;es voted.
Counties Split Their Votes
In this contest but few counties split
their vote. Big Stone was the first to
set the example, giving 1 of its 9 votes
to Elliott, this vote being taken from
Lewis, who received 8. Brown gave
Lovely and Brown 12 each, Lewis 4
and Elliott 8. Lovely got but 1 from
Cass, this being taken from Brown,
who got 8 of the 9. Dakota county
gave 13 to Lovely and Lewis, giving El
liott 5 and Brown 8. Fillmore gave
Brown 15 and Elliott 5 of its 20 votes,
the other two candidates receiving the
full strength. Nicollet gave 6 to Love
ly and 6to Brown, and.the full strength
to the other two. Olmsted voted solid
ly for Lovely and Brown, and split at
8 and 8 for Lewis and Elliott. Red
wood. 14 to Elliott and Brown, and
gave Lovely 7 and Lewis 7. Sibley split
Us 12 votes between Elliott and Lewis
and gave the full strength to the oth
ers. Wabasha gave 6 of its 13 to El
liott and 7 to Lewis, the full strength
going to the other two. Yellow Medi
cine gave Lovely 4 and Lewis 8, the
ether two candidates getting the full 12
votes. The vote resulted:
Brown, 1,099. • ,
Lewis, 974. )
Elliott, 739.
Lovely, 717.
The roll call for the term beginning
next January was started at once, a large
percentage of the persons in the galleries
demonstrating that they weYe favorable to
Judge Jaggard. Justice Douglas and
Judge Searle were also favored by their
partisans, but the outcome in favor of
Jaggard was evidenced by the reception
of his name by the delegates and by the
visitors. When Aitkin county cast its
nine votes for Jaggard there was a strong
demonstration, which was followed by an
ominous silence while the votes of Anoka,
Becker, Beltrami, Benton and Big Stone
counties went to the other candidates.
But Blue Earth followed with 10 of its
20 votes for Jaggard, the other 10 going
to Douglas, and from that time until the
roll call had been completed Jaggard was
at all times in the lead. In nearly two
thirds of the counties the vote was spilt
between the candidates, but in nearly ev
ery instance Jaggard received the great
est proportion of the vote. "When the
roll call had been finished the Jaggard
people indulged in a wild demonstration,
knowing that their favorite had won. The
Jaggard. 637.
Douglas. 289.
Searle, 260.
Dunn Is Nominated
"The next thjngjn order," said Chair
man Clapp," is tne nomination of a can
didate for governor," following which
there was a wild demonstration, which
was accentuated many fold when James
A. Peterson walked onto the stage. It
was known that he was there to place
before the convention Robert C. Dunn.
Peterson was compelled to wait for somt

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