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Th® Rings tt«ai hundreds of —m* | lon* annually from the People. One- 'Va 'Mm 1 £very year. 9U.M9.0M of direct tenth of the plunder Is used to con- . AVi B W “Gold and 811 tot are the money of the ConetUttMon. The constitutional standard SOCIETY. Si?!& t ow h*hlp;and^t; trol the dally press and bur up th. M i. l«/ff f ■ ®t YJ u .?A"* t * bl ! bed ,V?‘* c *“ not b ° owum ft VpalJ .’ ake ths V g*gLigg.a« t »yk.,gf_ .W**.!* sassaasM f/yrMI a f self-defense. Strike before It is too ■ IV V MfMM U the people set for It all? Nothin*, late. ■ V m F mV Mv ..U.«u. M ... \W***tt .. .M. .w. "W.tßNttMur T«MMa „., **<&?*— Z^J^SS^ST 9 " Speak unto the. Children ol Israel that they so forward. Ezod o, XIT, T, lit BTf *■* iSST — - lath-, .tnepafit” —Byron. VOL. VI. NO. 8. WHOLE NO. 268. MINNEAPOLIS AND ST. PAUL, MINN.,' WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 1898. ~i SI.OO A Year In ‘ A TICKET OF THEIR OWN Mid-Roaders, IVko Bolted the Populist Con vention, Nominate Candidates for State Offices . <j For Governor—L. C. Long, of Magnolia, Nobles Ij i[ County. i[ j| For Lieutenant-Governor—Kittel Halvorsen, <[ jl of Belgrade, Stearns County. jl jl For Secretary of State—M. Wesenberg, Du- jl !» luth, St. Louis County. j» |j For Auditor—Charles Hopkins, Fairfax, Ren- |» Ij ville County. Ij j| For Treasurer—P. H. Rahilly, Lake City, l| '| Wabasha County. «[ jl For Attorney General—John F. Kelly, of St. j| jl Paul, Ramsey County. jl jl For Clerk of the Supreme Court—A. L. Strom- jl jj berg, Forest Lake, Chisago County. j> jj For Justices of the Supreme Court—Left jj Ij vacant. * Ij FROM THE MINNEAPOLIS TRIIIINE. The above ticket is the offspring of the mid-road Populist bolt which was success fully brought to a conclusion at Morgan Post hall, ,118 Hennepin avenue, in this city yesterday. Ignatius Donnelly was the principal figure in the convention of dis senters, and nothing was done that he wished to leave undone, nor was anything left undone which Mr. Donnelly wished to have done. As the crowing act of the bolters, the cap stone of their political edifice, so to speak, Ignatius Donnelly was endorsed as the mid road Populist candidate for United States senator. A full set of resolutions were adopted which set forth the usual cardinal princi ples of radical minds, and included a fiat declaration in favor of greenback money. The preamble*was devoted to a statement of the reasons which actuated the boit of the mid-roaders from the con vention and the name of S. M. Owen wa» referred to ii> any but complimentary terms. A resolution was passed deposing from their places as national committeemen from Minnesota, W. K. Dobbyn, J. M. Bowler, T. J. Meighen, and substituting in their stead, Ignatius Donnelly, T. J. Meighen, J. D. Dukes. Mr. Meighen’s name was re placed as committeeman, because he is Considered one of the bolters, though he took no part in yesterday’s proceedings. Mr. Meighen was also a member of the state central committee which was ap pointed. It is the Intention of the mid-road fac tion to claim the Populist party organiza tion and the right to use the name. The Michigan court decision, whidh has fre quently been mentioned in The Tribune, forms the basis of their expectations of success. The state committee was empowered to select suitable candidates for the supreme bench, with the understanding that no Democrat or Republican will be named. THE CONVENTION IN DETAIL. When the convention opened yesterday morning, Mr. Donnelly and Chairman Long explained to those present the object of the meeting as one to disavow the acts of the soealled Populist convention of the day be fore, which had betrayed its trust and gone over to the enemy, the Democrats. For a convention of discordant elements the meeting was very harmonious Indeed. It was agreed to go forward witli an or ganization and the following committees were authorized and selected by the vari ous congressional districts: Credentials —O. T. Brokken, Charles Smith, D. Peneen, John K. Cook, H. B. Fay, O. F. Bohall, P. E. Moore. Permanent Organization—W. J. Meighen, K. S. Kvanbeck, M. R. Parks, William Ral eigh, W. S. Moore, C. D. Vlebahn, John Gallagher. Resolutions—Three from each congres sional district—First, P. H. Rahilly, W. E. Cummings, G. T. Dunn; Second, Erick Ol son, L. C. Long, C. A. Cornell; Third, Ig natius Donnelly, J. H. Harrison, M. Hop kins; Fourth, J. C. Hanley, John Thelander, g. W. Powell; Fifth, E. A. Twitchell, S. M. Fairchild, H. B. Fay; Sixth, L. D. Fos ter, C. B. Maben, John O. Falon; Seventh, M. A. Johnson, A. H. Staples, N. M. Moe. The committees retired to perform their duties and a delegate moved to take a re cess for lunch, but there was a general de mand that the time ot watting be taken up with speeches from those present, and a half dozen doses of middle of the road Pop ulism were poured out upon the assembles delegates by various parties anxious to de fine what true Populism meant and whv the doings of their contemporaries of the day before should not be allowed to stand as the record of Minnesota Populists. The speakers adopted the attitude that by re maining silent they would be giving their consent to the evils heaped upon the party by the fuslonists. By placing a straight midroad ticket In the field they would pre serve the party from dissolution aud per form a patriotic duty. After an hour of oratory the committees were not yet ready to report and a recess was taken till 1:30 o'clock. THE AFTERNOON SESSION. When the convention reassembled the committee on credentials reported that the delegates present be permitted to cast tho full ballot for the counties which they rep resent. The committee on permanent or ganization favorefi making the temporary oiganization permanent. Both reports were adopted. A discussion then arose as to the advisa bility of placing a complete ticket in the field. Chairman Long seemed to be doubt ful as to the wisdom of such action. His remarks were not very warmly received, and when P. H. Rahilly, of Lake City, took the floor and stated that he had left his farm and come to Minneapolis for the ex press purpose of helping place a straight Populist ticket in the field, the applause was so general and spontaneous that no further argument woa necessary to show the sentiment of those present. When Mr. Rahilly concluded by saying that he hoped Dr. Johnson, of Willmar, would lie their *T\ RUPTURE •Ptt* CURED » o °p r at. VtD tt No operation. No detention 1' JR from bttelneee. Jk JgL THF, BLMIMJH TKIHN C«. ■MM 116-117 Germania Lila Bl4g. t ttT. PAUL, MINN. THE NUMBER of this AAQ issue of the paper is anOO If the number opposite your name on the Colored Label is less than this number it shows that your subscription is In arrears and should be paid up at once. candidate for governor, the applause was tremendous. The report of the committee on resolu tions was taken up next, with the under standing that the next order of buyiness would be the nomination of a state ticket THE RESOLUTIONS IN BRIEF. The preamble of the resolutions recited that it was with great sorrow that they had seen the Populist party turned over to the Democrats after one of the most outrageous and disreputable political deals in the history of state politics, carried through by packing the Populist primaries with voters who had never in their li?e cast a ballot for the party ticket. It claimed that in the regular convention the mid-road element was clearly in the majority, and condemned the action of Chairman Gibbs in seating the contesting delegation from Renville county arbi trarily. The regular convention was also condemned for refusing to unseat National Committeeman Dobbyn, although it was well-known that the latter was supporting for congress the Republican candidate. It recited that the state convention was run regardless of parliamentary law; that the delegates were overawed by the presence of police, brought there for a purpose. That to insult the true Populists there assem bled, S. M. Owen was brought to the front and allowed to make an insulting attack upon good Populists. By unparlia mentary proceedings the convention was forced to nonrnate William Mitchell, a gold Democrat, for justice of the supreme court, as well as Justices Canty and Buck, who had been guilty of deciding cases in favor of “the notorious elevator ring.’’ The declarations of principle included the remonetization of silver at the ratio of 10 to 1; government ownership of rail way and telegraph lines; the issue of green back currency; establishment of postal savings banks and demanded a constitu tional amendment exempting from execu tion real estate which is used for home stead purposes. The declaration against fusion was very strong, the concluding sentence reading: “We refuse to get into the grave where the Greenback party lies, fused to death.” Some of the delegates objected to the mention of Owen, but L. C. Long and P. H. Rahilly were of opinion that the refer ence was not strong enough. The latter said that the attack made upon Mr. Don nelly by Owen was intended for the pur pose of advertising Owen; that the latter had been lauded to the skies by the Re publican and Democratic press by reason thereof. If newspaper notoriety wks what he wanted, give him plenty of it, they said. The hot heads won out, and, al though Mr. Donnelly professed to be will ing to strike out the reference, the con vention demanded that it remain, and it did. A resolution authorizing the state cen tral committee to fill vacancies on the state ticket, and to remove any candidates who should fail to Indorse the main planks of the platform, was also passed. JOHNSON BACKS AWAY. Discussion then was resumed regarding nominations and Dr. Christian Johnson, who had all along been agreed upon to lead the ticket, arose and made a statement in which he asked the convention to listen to reason before placing him at their head. He explained to the delegates how he had Incurred the ill-will and enmity of many people during the time he had been making the mid-road fight, and why for reasons of policy it would be better to select some one else. Lind was a soldier, end would make his canvass as a soldier. To offset this fact the mid-roaders should take a G. A. R. man with a good record and nom inate him to run against Lind. He suggest ed that such a man was L. C. Long, and he placed his name before the convention. The crowd took to the idea like a duck to water, and would have settled the mat te with no loss of time had not Mr. Long protested. He said he had led a forlorn hope in the Second district twice, in his campaigns of 1894 and 1896 for congress against McCleary, and he realized that to accept the honor now meant political ceath for his future. He was a poor man, and could make no campaign. To this Dr. Johnson made reply that It was the intention to raise a campaign fund of SI,OOO for his use, and the doctor said he would be one of 40 mem to subscribe $23 for that purpose. Mr. Donnelly added $25 to the fund thus started. The nomination of Mr. Long for first place on the ticket was then made unanimously, and the others followed as named above. Following is the state central committee selected: First district, William Weather stone, Thomas Meighen, N. N. Cross; Sec ond district,-Charles Smith, Pipestone, C. J. Arntzen, Wagdahl, Erick Olson, Sher burne; Third district, H. A. Swain, Rice, F. Borchard, Renville, J. H. Harrison, Good hue; Fourth district, E. W. Bonham, W. S. Powell, Peter Max; Fifth district, A. H. Nelson, H. BT Fay, S. M. Fairchild; Sixth district, L. Di Foster, Stearns, C. B. Maben, Aitkin, M. Wesenberg, St. Louis; Seventh district, Martin Johnson, Vincent, J. D. Knutson, Mclntosh, A. W. Sanderson, Osage. ' Before adjourning the delegates from the congressional districts were given jthe pow er *to select delegates to the national mid road convention, which it is planned to hold some time in July. • • • The newly appointed People’s party state central committee met in the Windsor ho tel yesterday afternoon. Of the members of ths committee, Messrs. T. J. Meighen, H. C. Nelson,'W. R. Hodges, John -VAn' Slack, C. N. Perkins. Frank Warner. John Burns. * C. M. Ferro, F. N. Stacy, A. H. Hendrick son were present; E. E. Cowell had the proxy of Mr. Mayhew, Mr. Meighen had that of Mr. Olney. The first business of the was the hearing of the report "oT the committee on nominations. The committee nominated F. N. Stacy foi chairman, and recommend ed that the selection of a secretary be de farred till a later date, when the work of the committee shall have become heavy enough to warrant the employment of a man to give his time to the office. The committee also recommended the appoint ment of an executive committee, and from that committee a committee on finance and a treasurer. Maj. Bowler, candidate for lieutenant gov ernor, made a few remarks. First, he ex plained his position in the convention when he made the motion to authorize the chair man of the convention to appoint the state central committee. He was aware that his action at that time may have placed him in a false light before the people. In the unsettled state of the convention he feared that if the selection of a state central com mittee were left to the delegates the war ring factions might take occasion to do a little more throat cutting, all against the peace and dignity of the party and greatly to the prejudice of its success. The major went on to say that if the party had not been in the deplorable condition in which it was when it went into the convention he would not have allowed his name to go be fore it. The Republicans are feeling un commonly well, he continued, the high orke of wheat, the Var, and the proverbial good luck of that party seeming to com bine to brighten their skies at the present time. But the war may end before the summer is over, and the price ot wheat is already falling. So, tne situation from a Populistic standpoint is likely to become brigbto before election day. The major said in his opinion the Nor wegian element of the party should have been recognized. Mr. Lind is a Swede, and although the Swedes and Norwegians claim there is no rivalry between them, there is a rivalry. If in the opinion of the commit tee, now or later on, the interests of the party could be advanced by having him withdraw from the ticket to give recogni tion to the Norwegian element or any other that would strengthen the ticket, he would gladly send in his declination. He expressed himself as well pleased with the central committee and its organization. Dr. Ferro suggested that the acceptance and treatment of T. J. Caton by the Demo crats be made the test of the sincerity of that party in the coalition just consum mated. The election of Caton in this dis trict is almost as important to the whole state r.s the election of the state ticket, and if the Democracy is sincere in its pro fessions of union let the party indorse Mr. Caton. An executive committee consisting of one member from each congressional commit tee was then selected. Leaving a place for a merroer from the Fourth district when committeemen from that district are select ed, the executive committee is as follows: Thomas Meighen, W. R. Hodges, Frank Warner, F. N. Stacy, A. F. Hendrickson, Richard Glavin. " From this committee a finance committee will be selected later, as well as a treas urer. AFULLMID-BOfI¥TICKET A CLEAN, STRONG TICKET NAMED AND THE BEST PLATFORM EVER PUT CP BY A POPULIST CONVENTION. Mid-Road Populists Repudiate tlie Acts of a Convention Packed by Democrats aud Fuslonists and Nominate a Straight Popn list Ticket. The mid-roaders today named a com plete state ticket as given above. The fusion nominee for attorney general* was indorsed, but the rest of the ticket is all new. The places of Dobbyn, Meighen and Bowler on the national committee were declared vacant and then filled by Donnelly, Meighen and J. B. Dukes. Donnelly was also indorsed for United States senator. No one would accept the nomination for the supreme bench and the matter w r as left to the state central committee. Nearly 400 delegates were present, perfect harmony and good nature pre vailed and a more enthusiastic band of patriots never came together in a Min nesota convention. Nearly every promi nent fighter in the party is a mid-roader and their swords were well sharpened in the fusion convention of yesterday when up to midnight every stop of the fusionists was stubbornly contested. Nearly three-fourths of the delegates present today are men who will be found doing battle for their cause and their ticket on the stump during the campaign. The entire stamping out dT fusion in Minnesota is a certainty and the achievements of today will place Minnesota at the front among the Popu lists of the nation. The eyes of Pop ulists, throughout the South are today turned toward the North Star state. A voice comes to us for assistance and relief from the corruption and tyr anny of a Solid Southern Bourbon De mocracy and tonight a prayer of grati tude will go up from every Southern state for our sympathy and support thus tendered to them. E. A. T. RESOLUTIONS. W hereae, W e have seen with sorrow and Indignation the late People’s Pary conven tion turned over soul and body to the Demo cratic party of this state: by the most disreputable and high-handed and outrage ous proceedings that ever disgraced any political convention In the state of Minne sota, and Whereas, The following are a few of the footprints of the bloody trail of shame and debauchery which marked the proceed ings of that body, and of the movements preceding it: First—Neglect or refusal to properly call our primaries In many counties of the state, or calling them at such an hour as to prevent Populists from attending; Second—The packing of caucuses of the most scandalous character, the leaders of our party, life-long Populists, In many counties being displaced and overriden by men who’ were never known to vote the People’s party ticket; Third—We point to the unprecedented ac tion of the chairman of the state central committee In using every device in his power to subserve his Democratic bosses by calling the convention at the place he did and under circumstances calculated to sup press a free expression of sentiment on the part of true delegates, omblning and conspiring to have our deliberations flooded by masses of Democrats and free silver Republicans, who held their conventions at the same time; Fourth—When the convention assembled at Normanna hall yesterday and it became evident that in spite of all their tactics the true Populists were in a majority, then Chairman Gibbs arbitrarily admitted con tested delegations to vote to capture the convention, while excluding those who contested their seats, a thing unheard of in parliamentary law, which holds that both should be excluded or both seated, until the question at issue between them could be determined by the convention on a report of the committee on credentials; Fifth—When it was distinctly shown in our convention yesterday that Mr. Dobbyn, chairman of the national committee, was opposing in his paper our candidate for congress in the Fifih congressional dis trict, Prof. Caton, and was supporting the Republican candidate, Hon. Loren Fletcher,' the convention refused to remove him, al though It had full authority to do so. Sixth—During the proceedings of the con vention no semblance of parliamentary rules were observed, hut the chairman ar bitrarily declared motions lost that were carried by a large majority, and refused to entertain motions that were clearly in order, and to cap the climax, denied an ap peal to the house from his rulings, and when delegates insisted upon their right to be heard, as men and Populists, re sorted to his hireling sergeant-at-arms, and the police of the city, to overawe the convention. Seventh—That when all these tactics failed to deliver the Populist’s convention into the bowels of democracy, then Mr. S. M. Owen was. brought onto the stage to raise a preconcerted personal row, to dis tract and break up the convention and di vert the attention of the delegates from principles to factional strife. Eighth—Ry these means the convention was forced into the attitude of nominating, as one of its candidates, Hon. William Mitchel, of Winona, a member of the su preme court, well known to be one of the leading single gold smndard advocates of the state, and whe voted against us at the last election. *’ We were also forced to nominate two other Democrats, Messrs. Canty and Buck, who, as members of the supreme court, united with the three Republican members of the court, to declare unconstitutional the act of the legislature authorizing the erec tion of a state elevator at Duluth, with the money obtained from the farmers for in specting their wheat. By this act these men killed a measure that would have been worth millions of itdlars to the grain growers of this state, and they did this on specious and ridiculous pretenses, to permit the elevator r.ng to continue to plunder the people, as they have done to this hour. Now; therefore, in view Ot the above facts, and ?pany m h rf a similar char acter, contrary not simply to order, decency and common but constitut ing an outrage on humanity, a travesty on justice and reform, and a foul blot and disgrace to Populism, we declare that we repudiate’ the whole proceedings of the convention, and declare to the state and nation that the result of the People's Party convention yesterday does not express the sentiments of the Populists of Minnesota, and we pledge ourselves, by our sacred honor as men and Populists to redeem our party from the control of the Democratic schemers and politicians. We put forth, therefore, the following declaration of principles, and to its sup port we invite every honest man in the state: First—The People's Party was born to live; and with the help of God It shall not die. Second—We regard the shortening of the distance between the voters and the legis lators, by means of the initiative and referendum, as the great issue of the age, and as the only thing that will save this republic from sinking into a universal sea of corruption, which corporations and com bines have Inflicted upon our legislatures and congress. Resolved, That this convention endorse the referendum plan as a substitute for old partv conventions and instruct our state central committee to arrange the details for the future nomination of candidates and making of platforms of our Peoples Party, according to this method. Resolved, That we believe that the adoption of the initiative and -referendum would furnish a means whereby all the great moral and social questions of the age, such as temperance, oould be placed before the people arid settled by popular vote. Third—We demand most emphatically the recognition of silver, upon the basis of sixteen to one, and the restoration of the value of labor and its products to the level they h'eld previous to 1873. We look upon the demonetization as a result of a gigantic conspiracy of the money-lenders of the world, to put up the value of the dollar and put down the value of the man. It Is plunging the whole wcrld into bank ruptcy and has infliqted Incalculable suf fering and even starvation upon the pro ducers of the country. Our cities are dwind ling in size, and the more real property a man has in them, the poorer he is. We cannot look to the Democratic party for relief because in the past twenty years their representatives In congress have killed fifteen bills for the repeal of that act of 1873. The eastern end of the Demo cratic party is for gold; the western end for silver; and no man can tell which will be uppermost In the convention of 1900. We cannot afford to. scuttle our own ship when it is uncertain, whether the old ves sel is a friend or a pirate. The aontinued existence of the People’s Party is today the first necessity of a continued civiliz ation. The whole destiny of mankind is wrapped up in its fate. To abandon it for a few petty offices would be simply hor rible and a crime against the human fam ily. We have no hostilities against the Democrats or Free Silver Republicans, in dividually; many of them are our best citizens, and we earnestly and cordially Invite them in the name of God and the suffering world to come in and help us right the wrongs of. mankind. Fourth—We demand with equal emphasis that the people, as in most of the nations of Europe, shall own the railroad and telegraph lines. All other reforms will be useless If the great corporations are al lowed to decide, without our counsel or consent, how much of 1 the people’s earnings they will take and how much they will leave them. This is, in that respect, a gov ernment worse than that of Russia or Timbuctoo. We demand that all public utility shall belong to the -public. Fifth—We demand an issue of greenback currency, fully adequate to the necessities of the business of our country, and we point to the fact that during the civil war those greenbacks which were legal tender for all debts, public and private, kept at par with gold all through that great strug gle, while those <what were not full legal tender fell far below the price of gold. We declare that the greenbacks are the best currency this country has ever had, and we declare that the attempt to retire or de stroy them and fill their places with bank notes, bearing double interest, Is a shameful attempt to plunder the people and enrich the money lenders. Sixth—We approve of the war for th© liberation of Cuba, and demand that bloody i and brutal Spain be driven completely and forever from the American continent. We will stand by the soldiers and sailors to the last gasp; but we are not willing that, under cover of their banners, the bonded debt of this country should be vastly in creased at the expense of the business and industry of this country. We do not be lieve in enslaving Americans to liberate Cubans. Seventh—We demand postal savings banks, so that the people will be no longer swindled by financial adventures, but will have safe depositories for their surplus earnings. Whereas, The constitution of the state of Minnesota provides that a reasonable amount of personal property should be ex empt from taxation; and. Whereas, We are of opinion that those who live in the state and raise the crops or do the work in shop or mine, and who are ready to defend the commonwealth with their lives, have done and will do their part; therefore. Resolved, That we ask that the constitu tion of the state be so amended as to ex empt a reasonable amount of real property used r.s homes, owned and occupied by citizens of the state shall be exempt from taxation. Eighth—We hold out the hand of greeting and love to the gallant Pop ulists of the South, who are, like ourselves,, waging a terrible war for the life of their party against the aggressions of the fusionists, who would sell the birthright of mankind for a mess of official pottage. In defense of these principles we pledge ourselves to make this fall the most tre mendous campaign ever seen in this state. We will go right to the people and pass by the politicians. We will begin at the bottom and build up to the top with clean material, and discard from the structure every rotten fragment, and make this in deed the People’s party, for the protecr tion and glory of the American people. Instead of nasty little tricks and combines, we shall do as we did in 1892, when, with out an office-seeker in our ranks and with nothing to start from, we rolled up ever one million votes in four months and cap tured 21 electorial votes. In the next two years we had nearly doubled that vote, and were advancing by prodigious leaps to cer tain triumph, when the dreadful blight of accursed fusion fell upon us. But we re fuse to get into the grave where the green back party lies, fused to death by traitors. IGNATIUS DONNELLY, M. E. JOHNSON. L. C. LONG, W. E. CUMMINGS, S. M. FAIRCHILD, C. A. FONDELL, A. S. STEVENS, J. C. HANBY, C. B. MABEN. P. H. RAHILLY, E. A. TWITCHELL, S. W. POWELL, JOHN THELANDER G. T. DUNN, L. N. MOE, L. D. FASTER, C. H. HOPKINS, H. A. SWAIN, ERIC OLSON, JNO. O’FALLON. DR. H. B. FAY. TROUBLE AHEAD. Mid-Rondem at Omaha Show Up Rather Strong. OMAHA, June 16. —The regular national committee of the People’s party held a meeting her yesterday and has a fight on its hands to keep out the mid Ue-of-the roaders who at Nashville last year organ ized the separate Milton Park national com mittee. Many of Park's anti-fusion com mittee are members also of Senator Marlon Butler’s regular committee and all summer' through Wharton Barker of Philadelphia, they have been working hard to secure proxies. The regular committee to off-set the schemes of the “middle-of-the-roadors have secured a large number of proxies also. When the committee roll was called it was discovered that between 75 and 100 proxies were held. George F. Washburn of Boston, has 27 of them. Contests in Illinois, lowa, Ohio, Pennsylvania and sev eral other states have to be settled and Chairman Butler appointed a credentials committee favorable to his side consisting of Senator Allen of Nebraska, ex-Governor Buchanan of Tennessee. Eltweet Pomeroy of New Jersey, A. H. Carden of Kentucky and Congressman C. A. Barlow of Califor nia, every one a fusionist. This committee is now considering the contests. The Park committee has not yet obtained any mater ial concessions from the Butler committee At midnight the conference had done no business, the members waiting for the re port of the committee on credentials, which has been in session since noon. There is a fight on over the representation of lowa and Illinois, which has consumed all the time. At the hall where the conference is to be held the middle-of-the-road forces are gathered and have voted down any motions to take a recess until today. They say the delay is to tire them out and they do not propose to be tired. There is little prob ability of any business being transacted tonight. At the closing session of the Reform Press Association a committee of seven was appointed to carry out the interna tional Reform Press Association idea." It is composed of B. S. Bentley, Abilene, Tex., chairman; Wharton Barker, Philadel phia; J. A. Parker, Louisville; L. D. Rey nolds, Chicago; A. B. McGregor, Georgia; Abe Steinberger and J. B. Brett, of Cali fornia. FUSION IN KANSAS. Conference Conimitteeß Appointed by Three Conventions. TOPEKA, Kas., June 16.—At the Pop ulist convention, which opened yesterday. State Senator L. H. King, of Cowley county, was elected permanent chairman, and J. W. Murphy, of Topeka, permanent secretary. The only important business of the after noon was the appointment of committees to confer with the Democrats convened at Atchison and the free silver Republi cans who were meeting in the senate chamber. After the appointment of the com mittees there was much miscellaneous speech making. ATCHISON, Kas., June 16.—At the state convention yesterday a conference commit tee, consisting of one member from each congressional district was appointed to meet a similar committee from the Popu list convention at Topeka to arrange a di vision of the state office. After the report of the committee on resolutions the convention adjourned until this morning to await the report of the committee appointed to effect fusion. NOT FUSION. Bnt Union In a Temporary New Party. (Omaha Non-Conformist.) Th 9 Ohio voters of all minority par ties have set a sensible example by pooling their issues. Last week we gave a short notice and their platform. It is practically a unification of all on common ground of “initiative and refer endum,” or “direct legislation." All party prejudices buried with the old names and many elements are now “one party.” Tllis action comes as a beacon of hope“%» the discouraged . factions that have been striving for years to revive each his own party at the f? . I I HUH R■■ BAj To Farmers wholesale ' ■ H prices. We do not belong if JJ ■Ha t 0 the combine and will 111 ■ ■ you as cheaply ® Wk K a dealer. Write us. CARL L. STEWART LUMBER CO., 1739 First Street North, Minneapolis, Minn. expense of his associates. The present alignment of forces in Nebraska and Kansas cannot be permanent. Every sensible man knows it, and it is coward - ice not to look facts in the face. It is a temporary makeshift. The results of the combinations up to this time have beeu more beneficial to these states than otherwise, hut that is no warrant that such combinations can be made perma nent. In this state an improvement has taken place in this respect in some places, but the example of Kansas (noted elsewhere) stands before us as a warn ing of what may happen under such a loose arrangement. While in Hamilton and Sarp county the last two weeks, we found numerous people who favor such a move in Nebraska. They are true blue men who think more of principle than party name, but while they are willing to sacrifice party name, they also insist on like sac rifice from others. They recog nize the utter futility of trying to carry Nebraska now, or at any future time, under the Democratic banner, but they are willing to meet Democrats, silver Republicans, and others on the broad platform of “direct legislation.’' When the committees meet next week will be a good time to discuss this matter. It will be. a burning question some day, and we may as well begin to look it in the face and get ready for it. A STARTLING CHARGE Dr. Johnson Says if Lind Is Nominated He AVI 11 Withdraw and n Democrat Will Be rut In His Place. WILLMAR, Minn., June 10.—Hon. Ignatius Donnelly—Dear Sir: I have re liable information that John Lind, pledged himself through his law partner to Gov. Clough not to run for governor this year, when he received his commis sion. The fusionists know thi3. But the plan is to have John Lind keep still until the convention is over and let them nominate him. Then when it is too late for the Populists to do anything, he will decline, and the joint committee will put on some Democrat. The above is the plan, and if you will watch things sharply you will see proof of the truth of that statement before the convention is on. Yours truly, CHRISTIAN JOHNSON. BLESSED PROSPERITY. Minneapolis Owes Nearly n Hundred Millions of Real Estate Mortgages. If the war with Spain was gotten up to divert public attention from the fail ure of “the advance-agent of Prosperi ty” to advance, it is failing in its pur pose. We clip from one of the Minneapolis Republican papers of recent date, the following article: “The total mortgage indebtedness of Hen nepin county property as derived from an examination of the records of the register of deeds’ office by Register of Deeds Met calf, foots up to the respectable sum of $83,244,639 84. Of this amount $64,074,931.40 is held by residents outside of the county, showing the appreciation In which Henne pin county investments are held by out siders. Of the balance $240,229 is held by residents outside of Minneapolis, but with in the county. The balance is divided among the various wards of the city rs follows: First $528,G94.14 Second 553,291.18 Third 549,834.35 Fourth 9,390,117.37. Fifth 6,096,472.53 Sixth 198,377.16 Seventh 1C3.941.50 Eighth 655,034.00 Ninth 102,266 44 Tenth 81,674.34 Eleventh 167,927.24 Twelfth 37.199.50 Thirteenth 374,649.00 The Fourth ward Is seen to be far ahead in point of wealth in mortgages on Hen nepin property. The Fifth is second, while the Twelfth is the lowest on the list.” The census of 1890 showed that the total mortgage Indebtedness of Minne sota real estate was less than 200,000,000 and here we have nearly 100,000,000 in Hennepin county alone. Ramsey coun ty must have nearly as much more; | and then there are Duluth, Stillwater, Faribault, Winona, Mankato, and a 1 hundred smaller places, binds the im- 1 mense debt secured on farm mortgages. We will be safe to put our real estate debts at $250,000,000; and they may run to $300,000,000. Then there is the vast debt secured by chattel mortgages on personal property, and the floating un secured debt, and the municipal debt, which is in itself a tremendous sum. The interest on this debt must aggre gate more than $5,000,000 a year! Our direct taxes—state, county and township—according to a recent report of the state auditor, amounts to $13,- 000,000 annually. This makes a total of $18,000,000 a year! ! To be paid by about 300,000 voters! ! ! Then there is the seed wheat and the food of the people. How much is there left? The evidences of poverty and distress 5 increase every day. On Monday the 23d of May, we had two applications In the Representative office, from very re spectable gentlemen, one of them an ex-member of the legislature, for small loans to get something to eat. Another stopped us on the street with a similar request. In St. Paul and Minneapolis property has fallen fully one-haif in value. Build ings, in the former city, that used to rent for $l5O a month now runt for S4O. The bottom is out of everything. But the newspapers keep up the great game of brag; while the people go hungry. Here is an Item from a Chicago paper of a few days ago: Despondent Wife’s Act.—After giving up hope for the return of her husband, who departed several days ago in search of employment, Mrs. Lulu Busch yesterday afternoon tried to end her life by swallow ing morphine. She was discovered some time later and taken to the county hospital, where, it Is said, she will die. Mrs. Busch li\ ed at 1305 State street. Last Tuesday her husband, aggravated by his inability to secure work, left the house, saying that he would not return until he had steady employment. He has not since been hoard from, and Mrs. Busch became despondent. And here Is another. St. Foul Despatch. Yesterday afternoon at 4 o’clock Hilda Last, a six-year-old child, died of starva tion in an old one-room shack near Gates street and Oakdale avenue on the West side. 1 he case is one of the most heartrending which has ever come to the notice of the St. Paul authorities. The little giil was the second child of Mr. and Mrs. John I.ast, Germans, who are not up to the or dinary in education or intelligence. They are poor people, yet no one in the neighborhood hart the slightest suspicion that they were starving, ami they, either through pride or ignorance, neglected to make their condition known. It was known to the neighbors that the little girl was sick, but no one thought that she was in danger of death. Yesterday morning Dr. Artz was called in. After examining the little sufferer ho saw that the child was.starving to death. She was wasted almost to skin and bones, and presented an appearance which would turn the charitable, for the time at least, away from the contemplation of suffering in Cuba to Lie conditions prevailing in th© hovel on the West side. Dr. Artz questioned the mother and learned that for over a week the sick child had had no nourishment but black cofteev and that the family had nothing to eat for several days. There are three other chil dren besides Hilda, and all are In fearful condition. And we are in the midst of a costly war inaugurated as we solemnly believe to save a political party from destruc tion. When will the people get their eyes open? —I. D. From the Reform Press. Millions to help Cuba, but not a cent for the bond sharks—Appeal to Reason. What is the use of our nation going on credit, when by issuing paper money we could be on a cash basis?—Tacoma Sun. A man who makes a boast of never changing his opinion may not inaptly be likened to man who never changes his shirt—The Commonwealth. The masses will not get justice un til the people make the laws. Direct legislation is the solution of the Bocial problem.—The Wyoming Freeman. Leaving politics to politicians, wheth er national or municipal affairs, Is as fatal to a country as leaving the de fense of its territory to mercenaries.— Joseph Chamberlain. Government affairs will never be shaped to the liking of the people, un til proxy representation is abolished. We must have direct legislation.—The Los Angeles (Cal.) Labor World. Direct legislation is the key to all re form and must be the leading issue If the people are to rule. It Is the only promise of relief from a political tyran ny as infamous as any monarchy.—The Chicago Express. When a government issues a bond for SI,OOO, to run thirty years at 5 per cent, it attaches to that bond $1,400 in cou pons. The issue of a bond then for SI,OOO. at once creates an obligation for $2,500, because the government debt in cludes the body of the bonds with thff coupons attached. Carry this up into higher figures, and every $1,000,000 the government will obtain, it Issues obli gations for $2,500,000. Assuming that a war with Spain will cost $1,000,000,000, in order to obtain that amount of money the government must issue obligations amounting to $2,500,000,000. These bonds are always purchased by the rich. They are exempt from taxation, and In cluding this exemption they pay the highest, when the character of the se curity is considered, that is known. War means that the poor will do the fight ing, make all the sacrifice of life, en dure all the hardships which war nec essarily entails, and at last pay the entire cost. —Santa Cruz (Cal.), Surf. linUrrnDiTUlP medicines, bo.oks a ||Uml£UrfU nlll CASES sent to any part H of the U. 8., Express Fui/i. Price LUt Seat || on Application. 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