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Coming State Land Sales.
The new law governing the sale of
state lands will be given a preliminary
test this fall. State Auditor Iverson
has announced his intention to hold
a number of sales at the northern
county seats, and to offer nearly 100,-
000 acres, which is the maximum
amount that may be sold in any one
Lands sold this fall will be offered on
a new basis entirely. Heretofore the
only conditions have been the pavment
of 15 per cent of the purchase price at
the date of sale, and 4 per cent inter
est each year thereafter, forty years
being: allowed to complete the pay
ment. Under these terms state lands
When fit for farming have sold readily
end at good prices. Th complaint
was made, however, by farmers in new
sections of the state, that speculators
bought much of the land and held it
for a rise, retarding the development
of the locality. I answer to this
complaint the legislature passed the
Cole bill, chapter 299 of the session
laws of 1905. This requires the con
tracts for land hereafter sold to con
tain new conditions. The purchaser,
his heirs or assigns, must within five
years either fence 25 per cent of the
tract and convert it into pasture land,
cultivate 5 per cent of it or build a
house and actually reside on the tract
for a period of twelve months. Proof
must be filed at the end of five years,
showing that one of these conditions
has been complied with, or else the
land will revert to the state. The act
also provides that not more than 320
acres may be sold to any one pur
This new law practically puts state
land sales on a homestead basis, ex
cept that the land cannot be secured
for less than $5 an acre. Each piece is
appraised before the sale, and may not,
be sold for less than the appraised
price. Now that government home
steads are nearly a thing of the past,
state land offers about the best oppor
tunity for securing a farm with a
small initial outlay.
It is true that much of the land
heretofore sold has been taken by
land dealers. However, as*a rule, these
deaJers have been men who wanted to
make quick sales and turn their money
over every year or two, so they have
hustled for buyers, and in many cases
brought settlers to the land. This
class of competition will be removed
from the coming sales, and the bidders
Will be confined to neighboring farm
ers and homeseekers.
The sales next fall will determine
whether the new law will result in as
fayorable prices as the state has re
ceived in the past. The auditor has
fortunately been allowed money with
which to advertise state lands, and
with the appropriation given has
started a campaign of publicity which
it is hoped will bring many homeseek
ers from other states to bid on state
lands at the sales hereafter held.
A farmer claims to have discovered a
new use for a cream separator. He fills
it with water and turns it at high speed.
Soft water comes out of the milk spout
and hard water from the cream spout.
The next step in progress will be to at
tach the separator to a cider mill.
A year ago today, when Mr. Fletcher
filed his declaration of candidacy for
the office of congressman, he stated,
in an authorized interview, that he
wanted the nomination just once more
In order that he might be vindi
cated at the polls. didn't wish to
retire from congress as the result of
the previous election. stated, how
ever, that at the end of his present
term he would be glad to turn over the
office to some "young and brilliant
In view of "Your Uncle Loren's"
previous lapses of memory with regard
to understandings as to when he should
be ready to quit, it would be interest
ing to discover what candidate for the
office combines the qualifications which
he specified as essential. Mr. Hall has
indicated a purpose to run again for
the nomination, and a report that Mr.
Eustis is likely to be a candidate ap
pears to be well founded. The ques
tion is whether Mr. Fletcher, while
tloubtless compelled to recognize Mr.
Hall 's youth, will concede his brillian
cy or whether, while doubtless willing
to confess Mr. Eustis* brilliancy, will
he be willing to admit- his youth. Th
manner in which Mr. Fletcher, who is
now said to be a candidate for renomi
nation, will be
toward the youth and brilliancy of the
other candidates mentioned will be
watched with a good deal of interest.
Even the stockholders of national banks
are liable to break out into a cold per
spiration. The stockholders of the First
National bank of Milwaukee have been
assessed 66 2-3 per cent to make good
the Bigelow defalcation. How would that
make you feel?
Changes in the Cabinet.
Cabinet reorganization plans are rife
in Washington and tho none of them
have the sanction of the president, who
does the appointing, they amuse the
public during the interval between, ses
sions of congress. According to the
most reliable reports, Secretary Morton
of the navy department will retire about
Sept. 1. Other reports which are
not so reliable indicate that Mr. Met
calf will quit to go into business and
that Hitchcock will go as soon as he has
the Oregon land cases out of the way.
To fill these vacancies, one report has it
that Metcalf will go to the navy de
partment instead of retiring, and that
Garfield will become a cabinet member.
Another has it that Moody is the man
who will step out and be succeeded by
Taft. But Taft is unlikely to leave the
war department so long as he has gotten
so deeply interested in the
Frida Evening i^W^Wf?W
operations. seems to be he very
man to make the dirt fly there. Of the
cabinet of McKinley, there are now but
three members left, Hay, Hitchcock and.
Wilson. Of those Mr. Eoosevelt him
self has appointed one, Payne, has died,
and two others have been shifted about
from one position to another. Cortelyou
has been secretary of commerce and la
bor and postmaster general within a few
months. Mr. Moody has been secretary
of the navy and attorney general within
a few months. There has been little
or no new blood in the cabinet recently,
but there is evidence of changes near
The cabinet contains today two un
derstood and several possible candidates
for the presidency. Taft and Shaw are
on opposite sides of he tariff contro
versy, and both are inclined to seek
the chair of their chief. Whether these
men can work together in he cabinet
is doubtful. I either should retire the
act would be extremely significant, in
view of the row that is sure to come
over the Panama decision as to the pur
chase of supplies.
The president is going to have a hard
time to satisfy all factions that he is
not attempting to dictate he name of
his successor. Whoever fills up^ the
cabinet vacancies will be credited either
to one faction or the other, and the
president will be accused of favoring
this candidacy or that.
All the cartoonists seen) to be low tariff
The Senate Committee Hearings.
An interesting interpretation of the
policy of the senate committee on inter
state commerce is furnished today
The Journal's Washington bureau.
It is that it is the purpose of that
committee to report in favor of cloth
ing the courts with authority act
of eongress to make ratesnot only to
pass upon the reasonableness of a rate
complained of, but to name a new rate
instead of the old one.
It is amusing to follow the meander
ings of this committee and the tortuous
course of those in the senate deter
mined to resist at all hazards the be
stowal of the rate-making power upon
the interstate commerce commission: I
is not very long since the opponents
of ratemaking by the government were
contending that the power to make
rates was a legislative function which
could not be conferred by congress
upon anybody else. The attorney gen
eral has advised that the power can
be conferred upon the interstate com
merce commission. I has never been
contended seriously by anybody that it
belonged to the courts. Now, however,
it appears that the senate committee
proposes to report in favor of confer
ring this power upon the courts. This
report, if it is made, will be made in
the face of the fact that the attorney
general has declared that this power
cannot be exercised by the courts and
in the face of the fact that the courts
have heretofore refused to recognize
ratemaking as a judicial function.
The purpose of such a report is clear
ly pointed out in our Washington cor
respondence. Th senate committee
only hopes to make the public believe
that the power of making rates may
be exercised by the courts and thereby
satisfy the public demand that the gov
ernment will in that way exercise its au
thority to make rates. The courts, of
course, would not make rates, but in
the meantime the railroads will have
an opportunity to make such changes
as, it is hoped, will silence public
A every turn the domination of rail
road influence over the senate, and par
ticularly the senate committee on rail
roads, is uncovered, and it is folly to
expect anything from that committee
that is not approved by the railroad
But if this consideration of the rail
road question by the senate shall have
no other result, it will certainly* hasten
the day sure to come when United
States senators will be elected by direct
vote of the people and for a shorter
term of office.
The dandelion never "kicks"
The State Census. 1
The decennial contest between the
women and the state is about to be
gin. The state is going to take a cen
sus of the inhabitants, and the women
are going to tell the enumerators their
exact ages, perhaps.
The state census seems to be under
taken from time to time in an endeavor
to settle the mighty controversy be
tween public weal and private rights.
The state has ever yearned to know how
old.'we are, and women have forever
maintained that that is their business.
The women generally win.
There is a psychological reason for a
woman''s reticence about her age which
comprehend. Women have always
preferred to have age judged by looks
and not by twelve-month periods. Men
are not exempt from a similar weak
ness. A man likes to have his age
guessed from the jollity with which he
assists at a midnight function or the
celerity with which he gets over a flvte
bar gate. In the one sex it is looks, in
the other feelings. Neither will sub
mit cheerfully to the prosaic test of
years. So the enumerators will fail as
And the whole state census scheme
will fail because nobody will have any
confidence in the figures. I the sale of
bonds depended upon the census of Min
neapolis taken by state enumerators we
could not sell fchirty cents' worth, and
incidentally we may say that St. Paul
could not get a bid at any price. What
is the use of the state spending $65,000
for a lot of figures that might as well
not have" been gathered.
If the state of Minnesota would take
a real census, including industrial statis
tics, farm, facts and figures of manufac
turing, it would do some good. These
facts are what weigh with people who
are changing location, and not a padded
account of the number of people al
ready here, their age, the color of their
hair and the state of their teeth and
kidneys. The census as taken now is
only a political graft giving some good
and dutiful henchmen some congenial
employment between campaigns.
The lesson of the Slocum steamboat
disaster, in which a thousand people lost
their lives, seems to have been for
gotten. That the excursion steamers out
of N ew York are in no better condition
than last year and that they are manned
now by less capable men than last year,
formed the substance of startling charges
made by Delegate August Gildermeister,
representing the Atlantic Coast Seamen's
union, at a meeting of the Central Feder
ated union. The report, he said, followed
a careful investigation by members of his
organization. Possibly the juries may be
trusted to bring in verdicts that these
accidents are "acts of God."
President Roos-evelt appears to have
played a joke upon the majority of the
canal commission. Four of them are
pigeon-holed In a large airy office build
ing in Washington, while three have
sailed for Panama to dig the canal. Th
four will be supplied with Ink, paper for
plans and fountain pens with which to re
ceipt for their salaries. Twioe a year
they will be allowed to go to Panama and
see what the boys are doing down there.
This is the president's rather effective
way of reducing a commission of seven
members to one of three.
The dispatches from Philadelphia show
that Manager Durham calculated his
forces to a nicety. The councils passed
the lease of the gas works to the gas
trust by a vote which Insures Its repas
sage over a veto. The Philadelphia public
had been led on to believe it was mak
ing great progress in stalling the steal
and when it was most confident that the
job was blocked, the job went thru as
slick as grease. Philadelphia's council is
certainly the model for grafters. There is
no hesitation or shifting there.
This editorial paragraph from a demo
cratic paper, the Red Wing News, is sug
gestive of the era of good feeling into
which the country has emerged:
Bowen is explaining to Roosevelt so
much of the dirty mess in Venezuela as
is explicable and the extent to which our
government has been procured to forward
the villainies of the asphalt trust. The
entire country has confidence that in such
a matter Roosevelt will hew to the line.
He will not stand for a shadow of cor
rupt influence in the state department.
A Glasgow citizen who is visiting our
benighted village is Impressed with a
sense of horror at getting no receipt for
his money when he paid his carfare. I
this country people seldom pay twioe. I
takes a particularly vigilant set of con
ductors to Insure payment the first time.
People in Scotland are so careless with
their bawbees that they would pay over
and over again if the conductor did not
force a receipt upon them.
Since Jan. 1 7&3 motor car accidents
have occurred in New York, in sixty-two
of which men, women or children were
run down and killed. Still there is a
dearth of motorists In Sing-Sing like unto
the dearth of rich men in heaven.
Shades of Jefferson! Hi birthplace
sold for 18,125, and the enlightened de
mocracy just crazy to show its apprecia
tion of the author of the ownership issue
and all other issues which are good.
The ocean yacht race Is Interesting, but
let us look forward twenty-five years
or, perhaps, fiftyand foresee the great
around-thef-globe airship competition for
the international trophy.
More than 5,000 cyclone cellars are be
ing dug in Oklahoma. If the breeze can
be induced to hang around until the peo
ple get under ground, cyclone caves will
prove very useful.
The Winona Republican bids farewell to
Van Sant as follows: "Vale, Governor.
Some day you will wish yourself back in
old Winona." What? And Sam coming
Mr. Rockefeller states that In the fu
ture Standard Oil methods of consolida
tion will have to be adopted by the
church. In the oil business there is now
but one fold.
The Philadelphia city grafters have tied
up three or four unborn generations to
the gas steal. The statue of Quay should
be irf Philadelphia instead of at Harris
Henry Clews estimates the wealth of
J. Pierpont Morgan at $60,000,000. J.
had a great deal more than this once, but
he has been buying old books.
Tariff standpatters are feeling like the
crowd that sees the score tied in the
ninth and the home team depending on a
three-bagger by the pitcher.
Ibsen Is said to dislike children. Cer
tainly, no normal child could love the
Ibsen of literature.
This terrible drouth has now continued
THE UNEASY OHAIR
GAME -OF INTRtSUE WITH THE
THRONE OF FRANCE AS THE STAKE.
Mr. Sabln, In reality, (or fiction) the
Duke de Souspennier, a Frenchman of
fabulous wealth and a lover of intrigue,
according to E. Phillips Oppenheim's The
Mysterious Mr. Sabin, was or is (for de
spite his villainy he is yet alive, for all
we know), a modern Richelieu." Hi
great ambition was to secure the throne
of France for Prince Henri of Ortrens,
whoever he was or is. To him, in order
to help on the plot, Mr. Sabin purposed to
wed the beautiful Princess Helene of
Bourbon. In order to gain his point he
developed A plan to give Germany the
mastery over England, in return for
which Germany was to put Henri on the
throne of France. A. big game the mys
terious Mr. Sabin was playing, and his
trump card was the papers of a retired
British admiral, upon possession of which
the plot and interest of the story turns.
E. PHILLIPS OPPENHEIM,
Author of "The Mysterious Mr. Sabin.
Mr. Sabin, to tell the truth, does not
come quite up to the role assigned him.
Hence you lose your interest in the plot
ter and center it upon the princess and
her lover, and you would be just as well
pleased if the story ended when they are
out of the way, as to have several chap
ters of anticlimax added to dispose in a
quite unexpected but effective manner of
Mr. Sabln. However, the story is one of
action and of much use of the unexpect-
d, and for the most part holds the read
er's attention closely.
One question we would like to ask the
author is: Who is Mephistocles? He Is
mentioned on page 81 as a person who
might not make a desirable acquaintance,
which leads us to believe that the name
used by the author is merely an alias.
Little, Brown & Co., Boston, $1.50.
'WAY IN DH WOODS, AN* NOBODY DAH.
"De old owl libs in a lonely place
'Way in de woods, an' nobody dab
Eyes lak sunflowers in his face
'Way in de woods, an' nobody dah.
Sets an' broods alone, alone
Set an* sigh an' moan an' moan,
When de silvan moon goes down
Way in de woods, an' nobody dah.
"Oh heah de lonely whlp-po'-will
'Way in de woods, an' nobody dah
Complainin' when de night ain still
'Way in de woods, an' nobody dah.
Dah de waij
'Way in fie woodsj^i
'Way down in ma southern home
'Way In de woods, an' nobody dah
Dah's de place I long to roam
'Way in de woods, an' nobody dah.
Oh, mah lub wid eyes ob coal,
Listen 'tel mah story's tole,
Owl's a-hootin' in tnah soul
'Way In de woods, an' nobody dah."
From "The Black Cat Club," by James D.
SIR WALTER RALEIGH DEPRIVED
OF SOME OF HIS HONORS.Sir Walter
Raleigh, after all, did not introduce to
bacco into England, and there Is gray,e
doubt whether his servant ever doused
him with a pall of water, seeing him
smoking his pipe and thinking him afire.
Thus are our cherished legends destroyed!
The witnesses who add their testimony
to the above effect are M. F. and B. McM.
Mansfield, in an attractive work of two
little volumes called Romantic Ireland.
The book is one of those books of travel
that give the reader a very considerable
measure of what he would get if he did
the traveling himself, and in telling of
Youghal tells of Raleigh's residence there.
It was there, too, say the authors of the
book, that the potato first took root in
Irish soil. We infer, from the fact that
no mention is made of such a thing, that
no monument has yet been erected to
mark the spot where the first potato grew
in Ireland. Surely, such a monument
ought to be set up.
The little volumes in hand are full of
very readable notes about Ireland, and
these are illuminated with pictures from
sketches by Blanche McManus Mansfield.
L. O. Page & Co., Boston, $2.40 net.
THE M-KNEW-HIM-WHEN' CLUB."
George Ade, the playwright, who is
said to be making more than $100,000 a
year, met a friend in the Fifth Avenue
hotel recently. mentioned the fact
that he had been on a trip west. It was
in Chicago as a newspaper reporter that
Ade began to write. The other man
asked casually whether he enjoyed the
'/Yes," said Ade, "about as well as
could be expected. Met a lot of the fel
lows I used to know on the Chicago pa
pers. They were very nice to me. Bu
when my toack was turned they all prob
ably said, 'Why, I knew that fellow when
he was a simple .reporter on a Chicago
paper.* Yes, don't you forget it. they
are all members of the 'I-knew-him-
While George Ade sparkles In his con
versation and in his writing, it is worth
while considering his work seriously, be
cause It has significance. In Leslie's
Monthly for June there is an interesting
article on Ade's plays showing the new
element he has introduced into our stage.
The return of Marguerita Sylva to the
Orpheum bill yesterday has resulted in
the offering to that theater's clientele the
strongest bill of high-class vaudeville
seen here in many months. After tomor
row night the Orpheum will be closed un
til Aug. 20.
This is amateur night at the Unique
theater. Applications can be made up
to the hour of rehearsal, 5 p.m.*, at the
The sparring exhibition of Bob Fltz
simmons and his sparring partner in "A
Fight for Love," at the Bijou this week,
is a lively demonstration of the "manly
Abounding in exciting incidents and
sensational climaxes, 'The James Boys in
Missouri," a melodrama, which was re
ceived in this city with much favor last
season, comes to the Bijou next week.
After three more performances of the
rollicking farce, "Charley's Aunt," at the
Lyceum, the Ferris Stock company goes
to the Metropolitan in1
St. Paul for three
AT THE THEATERS
The psychology of crime looms large
in the vision of the modern playwright,
no less than in that of the modern
author. The drama and literature, pro
ceeding on parallel and sympathetic
lines, nave of late been much con
cerned over the criminal and his point
of view. has been studied and an
alyzed as never before. Always an
important factor in. the production of
the sister arts, the criminal has never
before been treated with such subjec
tive sympathy as now. W are let
into his life and made to see things
thru his eyes. W are even compelled
by E. W. Hornung to share in the nerve
tingling excitement of the "great
game" of burglary and to admire and
even wish for the success of his ama
In "Leah Kleschna." O. M. S. Mc
Lellan has made a study of a young
who is a thief by inheritance and
training, but whose nobility of na
ture has not been irretrievably warped
by her environment. I is a theme
very much like that of "In the Bish
op 's Carriage,'' but treated without the
abounding numor of Miss Michelson's
story and with an intensity of action
that makes of it a most absorbing play.
The reclamation of the girl is accom
plished chiefly thru the regenerative in
fluence of admiration merging into
love for a generous, manly fellow, who
catches her rifling his safe, but who,
nevertheless, believes in her: The man
reclaimed by the woman is a theme
trite enough, but Mr. McLellan has
chosen its converse and has elaborated
it with a masterful hand. The two
central figures are surrounded by a
number of striking studies in charac
ter, which serve to reveal various as
pects of human nature, not altogether
pleasant, but yet of vital interest for
their realism. They are degenerates
all, and they afford a contrast 'that
throws the sane, wholesome Sylvaine
and the struggling Leah into high
The one blemish in the action of the
play seems to be the failure to lay a
foundation for the ruse by which Leah
in the fourth act saves the gang be
fore deserting it. Yet in spite ox the
overmuch explaining done in this con
i nection, the act is most absorbingly
intense. I furnishes a tremendous cli
max, which* is the real end of the play.
The pastoral peace of the last act
where Leah, returned to her native let
tuce fields, has completed by contact
with the soil her regeneration, and is
sought and claimed by Sylvaine. is
idyllic rather than dramatic. I is a
It is difficult to speak with- entire
iustiee of the production of "Leah
Kleschna' at the Auditorium last night
by Mrs. Fiske and her wonderful com
pany, for the reason that the players
did not entirely master the acoustic
problem. Accustomed to their own
small Manhattan theater, where the
conversational tone suffices, it was dif
ficult for them to adjust their diction
to the great spaces they had to fill.
They improved as the play went on,
but the first two acts were greatly
marred by this failure to be intelli
gible, and Mrs. Fiske herself, schooled
to great restraint and abhorring the
merely theatric, was the greatest of
fender in this respect. Indeed, even
on her home stage Mrs. Fiske is not
always clearly and readily understood.
V-rf-* May 19, 1905. *5
The gradual awakening and unfold
ing of Leah's character is an achieve
ment that stamps Mrs. Fiske as an
artist of supreme intelligence and sym
pathy. The youth and ignorance of
the girl-thief and her subservience to
the iron will of her father are denoted
at the outset with fidelity. Her ad
miration for the hero of the train
wreck, the light that dawns upon her
when he confronts her at work upon
'his safe, her decision to save his repu
tation at the expense of her liberty,
'and her final repudiation of the old life
for one of honest toil, are all wrought
out r-ith the utmost naturalness. I
Mrs. Fiske errs at all it is in the direc
tion of over-restraint. But when tho
flashes of real feeling come, they are by
'BO much the more effective. They re
veal unsuspected depths of the girl's
nature, ordinarily concealed by the sto
ical demeanor of the habitual criminal.
John Mason plays Sylvaine with a
poise that saves the character from the
namby-pambyism into which it might
easily fall. is strong when it is
necessary to be strong, and at other
times an unspoiled man of the world
who fills the measure of Leah's ideal of
a hero. Charles Cartwright does bril
liant work as Kleschna, the thief who
is proud of his profession and proud of
his daughter's proficiency in it I iaspoke
a marvelous portrait in its every detail
of a masterful, resourceful, courageous
crook. One sees how it is possible for
such a man to educate his own daugh
ter in the school of crime and still love
her deeply. Then there is that other
crookthe low-browed Schram, played
with equal truth by William Mack.
This is the crook of low intelligence,
the degenerate of the rogues' gallerv
And yet there shines thru his
degradation the pure, white light of an
unselfish love for Leah, a love like that
of a dog for its mistress. A picture of
quite another type of degeneracy is fur
nished by George Arliss in his imper
sonation of the absinthe-wrecked young
aristocrat, Eaoul Berton. The twitch
ing' nerves, the simian smile, the utter
lack of moral sense, the low cunning of
the man, are items in a notably repug
nant but faithful portrait.
Quite as notable a piece of work,
tho one less important to the action,
is that of Emily Stevens as Baoul's
sister, who is engaged to Sylvaine. Her
byplay in the scene where Sylvaine,
Leah and her father are principals in
a controversy is simply superb. Sh
has but few words to say, and yet con
trives by mere facial expression to be
tray the shallowness and weakness of
the girl's character. The smaller roles,
including Edward Donnelly as General
Berton, Glaus Bogel as Yalentin and
Fernanda Eliscu as Sophie, are all well
Scenically, the production is beauti
fully presented, the lettuce fields of the
final scene being unusually effective.
The enjoyment of the large and bril
liant audience was greatly enhanced by
a well-selected and finely played pro
gram of orchestral music.
Put musical comedies on a baseball per
centage basis and it may easily be proved
why "The Burgomaster," now almost as
old as its principal character, always
scores. Its musical average remains in
the first division, with few rivals for the
good old "Tale of the Kangaroo," not to
mention "College Days" and "I Love
You, Dear." Clinging thus to baseball
method of comparison, the batting aver
age of "The Burgomaster" has fallen off
sadly since first we met, for there are few
hits when the gagsters are at bat. Also
the company's entire familiarity with the
piece seems almost to have bred con
tempt, for the action lags, the thing lacks
verve. But what boots it? Ruth White
is there to give sweet voice to the two
chief songs and to afford a surpassingly
masculine impersonation of Willie von
Astorbilt Oscar Figman stalks conscien
tiously thru the streets of Manhattan as
the Burgomaster Charles Sharp amus
ingly pipes the remark of Doodle von
Kull, including a Knox-Wilsonesque mu
sical specialty and Louise Brackett
romps gracefully about as Ruth, the girl
from Chicago. Last night's chorus work
gave evidence of enthusiastic attendance
upon a theatrical baseball game in the
afternoon, but this need disturb the
many lovers of the tuneful "Burgo
master" not one whit.
H'y*i tM Harry B. Wakefield,
FREEING -LIB Or
OFFICE HOLDERS CANNOT E
Trades Assembly Amends Its Consti- the blue labeL
tution-Action Will Remove Several
Men from ProminenceSeveral Pro-
posed Amendments to State Federa-
tion Constitution Are Approved by
The Trades Assembly has amended
its constitution in such a way that per
sons who hold a political position, eith
er appointive or elective, cannot qual
ify as delegates. The amendment was
passed Wednesday evening without
comment, and reads as follows:
Persons holding political offices, wheth
er elective or appointive, shall not be
eligible as representatives in this assem
bly. And delegates to this assembly who
shall, after election, accept any elective
or appointive political office, shall have
his seat as such delegate declared vacant,
and the body to which he is accredited
may proceed to elect a successor.
This action will exclude from active
in the work of the assem
a number of men who have been
prominent in labor circles for many
years. One union, the plumbers', will
lose two of its delegates. One of these
men has been a bright star in the labor
firmament for a long time, and was
psesident of the state federation for
six years. has always been an
active and consistent man in the labor
movement and has a host of friends
who will regret to hear that he must
withdraw from it Ex-Labor Commis
sioner John O'Donnell, who is at work
in other lines than plumbing, but who
holds his membership in the. union.
tinue to retain his seat in the assembly.
St. Paul assembly sent in a number
of amendments which it proposes to
have made to the constitution of the
State Federation. They provide that
50 per cent of the revenue rteceived
by the federation shall be used in tho
work of organization, under the direc
tion of the Federation Council that 25
per cent be placed in a general fund
to cover the contingent work of the
federation and to be expended as the
Federation Council may direct 25 per
cent to be used to pay the salary of
the secretary-treasurer and for office
supplies and stationery. Another
amendment provides that should either
the president, secretary-treasurer or
secretary of the federation council be
not elected as delegates to the conven
tion following their election, their ex
penses of attending the convention
shall be paid by he federation. Bu
in the event of their attending the
convention at the expense of the fed
eration they shall not-be eligible for re
In the first series of amendments is
a clause providing that the funds of
the federation shall be deposited in
a bank to be designated by the council,
and that all checks upon the same shall
bear the signatures of the president
The assembly concurred in all, and
the delegates to the convention were
instructed to support and work for
their adoption by the federation.
President of Typos Hera lir^nterest of
James M. Lynch, president of the TnL
ternational Typographical union, was in
Minneapolis yesterday. Mr Lynch
was returning from a trip to the south
west in the interest of the eight-hour
movement, and went to St. Paul in the
aftertroon, from which place he took an
evening train On his way back to In
dianapolis. Mr. Lynch visited St. Jo
seph and Kansas City at the request of
the unions there, and rousing meetings,
intended to stimulate a deeper interest
in the, eight-hour day, were held at both
of which he spoke.
Asked as to the outlook for the suc
cessful enforcement of the shorter work
day by the union printers, Mr. Lynch
very encouragingly. reports
that the .preliminary work is character
ized by a spirit of earnestness and en
thusiasm on the part of the members
that bespeaks for the effort complete
Mr. Lynch will return to Minneapolis
in two weeks and will assist the Win'
city unions at two meetings, at which
plans for the campaign will be put un
The employers say that they will not
consent to the demands, and will close
their places of business indefinitely in
order to defeat them. That there will
be a fight if neither side relaxes is cer
and both are raising vast sums to
be used in the event or a protracted
Union Temple has been secured
the local union for the meeting two
weeks hence, and besides President
Lynch, who will be the principal speak
er, two members of the St. Paul and
Minneapolis locals will be heard.
MILLERS CHOSE DELEGATES
Kellington and Doyle to Attend Na
Millers' local, No. 2, elected dele
gates this week to the State Federa
tion as follows: W. Norris, W.
Doyle and W. Martin. The Packers
and Nailers' union will elect delegates
Delegates to the annual convention,
to be held this year at Quincy, 111.,
were chosen by No. 2. A. E Kelling
ton and W. Doyle were successful.
They. will leave Minneapolis about
June 17 and the convention will begin
on the 19th. Mr. Kellington will soon
begin work on his annual report, which
will be presented to the convention.
A letter received at headquarters of
the union from Los Angeles, Cal., con
tains the information that the local has
secured a settlement with four of the
fivo mills in that place.
.PRESIDENT GOMPERS COMING
Auditorium Will Overfull Tuesday
All is in readiness for the reception
and entertainment of Samuel Gjempers
next Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
The committee has done its wo rk well
and it is expected the big Auditorium
will not be large enough to accommo
date those who will want, to attend
the meeting Tuesday evening. Nothing
in labor circles for years has occasioned
such general attention from the labor
organizations as the coming of Mr.
Gompers, and the demand for tickets
is so great that it is predicted several
"overflow" meetings will be necessary
to give all a/i opportunity to* hear the
Prominent members of labor organiza
tions, civic bodies, church societies, etc.,
will occupy seats upon the stage, for
which tickets are being issued by the
committee. A preliminary musical pro
gram on the big Auditorium organ' will
be given from 7:30 to 8, after which the
meeting will be called to order- by S.
Spencer, who will introduce A. E Kel
lington, the chairman of the evening.
J. J. Sampson will give a barytone solo,
and Eev. W. O. Wallace, fraternal dele-v
gate from the Presbyterian Ministers'
association to the Trades Assembly, will
make a short address. This will be fol
lowed by a vocal solo by Miss Frances
Vincent, after which Mr. Gompers, the
speaker of the evening, will pre
sented by Mr, Kellington.
Cigarmakers' union, No. 77, which
will march to the Auditorium in a body,
will in all probability be augmented by
the membership of Typographical union,
No. 42, which organization has 'an-
nounced its intention of marching to the
Auditorium. The cigarmakers have pro
cured a special badge for the occasion,
which is white, and shows prominently
ST. PAUL TYPOS ELECT
T. Thomas I PresidentContests
Close and Exciting.
St. Paul Typographical union, No.
30, elected officers Wednesday, and the
contest was a very exciting, one. There
were 302 votes cast and the candi
dates for the leading offices had no
opposition. Four candidates were on
the ticket for delegate to the inter
national convention at Toronto next
August and the race was close. Klaua
and John Cahill were successful.
Other officers are:
President, T. F. Thomas vice president. C. 8.
Tousley secretary and treasurer. John H. Wil-,.
son recording secretary, Richard C. .McCarthy
sergeant-at-arms, M. 3. O'Keefe: doorkeeper,
James Maxwell executive board, i. N Rendler,
A. J, Williams, Clarence Palmer, Robert T.
Corridon and J. C. Devereaux. Jr.
Trades and Labor AssemblyFrank McKer
nan, M. A. Cummings, E. C. Ires, George C.
Collins, John J. Kelly, Ray Ginskey, Cornelias
Guiney, WilUam TemDleman, J. P. F. Banders
and Frank L, Callan.
Allied Trades CocncllC. 8. Tousley, Prank
T. Jelinek and J. H- Wilson.
Auditing CommitteeH. W. Goetzinger, Wm.
E Maiden and J. J. Devereaux, Sr.
Delegatas to the State Federation of Labor
T. F. Thomas, J. C. Devereaux, Jr., H. W.
Goetzinger, J. H. Wilson and Cornelias Guiney
and R. C. McCarthy are tied for the fifth dele
Delegates to Label LeagueGeorge
lins, Bert. Barnes, W. S. McCormlck.
PAINTEES TO DICKER AGAIN
St. Paul Masters and the Local Union
Not at Peace.
Altho announcemnet was made some
time ago that the controversy over the
question of wages between the St. Paul
master painters and the local union had
will probably not come under, the Tro been settled, this does not seem to be
visions of the amendment and will con- so. A Committee of three, made up of
Messrs. 8 J. Spencer and C. T. Frye of
the Minneapolis local, and Charles
Faulkner of St. Paul, representing the
Painters' District council, will meet
with the St. Paul employers next Mon
day evening, when an effort will be
made to adjust all differences.
The only question of any moment is
the raise from 35 cents to 37^ eewts
asked for the painters. The increase,
if granted, would make the scale in
both cities alike. The paperhangers of
both cities are receiving 37^ cents an
hour, and no raise is sought in this
THREE WILL GO FEOM HERE
Call I Issued for Blue Label League
A call has been issued for the third
ann'ual convention of the Minnesota
State Blue Label League, which will
meet in Brainerd, Minn., Sunday, June
11. The past year has been a good one
for the league and much has been ac
complished thru its efforts for the cigar
makers in "the state.at large. Dele
gates have been elected by all cigarmak
ers' unions in the state, and these will
serve their organizations as delegates
to the federation the three days follow
Max Conrad, E G. Hall and John
Kirby will represent the" local union.
Mr. Conrad was one of (he organizers
of the state league and was its first
resident. He has always taken a deep
^TOLEDO GOT CONVENTION
Bartenders Wanted to Have 1906 Meet
Frank Hoffman and William Krantz,
delegates of the Bartenders' local to the
convention at Kansas City, Mo., re
turned this week. They report the
gathering as a large one, and thp inter
est intense. Toleao, Ohio, was the suc
cessful bidder for the 1906 convention.
The Minneapolis men1
fully expected to
land the next year session, but were de
feated again by a narrow margin.
T. Sullivan of Hartford, Conn.,
was re-elected general president and
Jere Sullivan or Cincinnati as secre
tary-treasurer. Seven vice presidents
were elected, as follows: F. J. Seames,
Buffalo W. E Home, St. Louis T.
Kinnally, Chicago B. Hesketh, Seattle
E. G. IRote, Reading C. W. McCurdy,
Des Moines A Bamberger, Birming
N O TROUBLE A ARMORY
Contractor Porten Agrees
John Porten, who is building the
armory, has agreed to employ union
stonemasons for the remainder of the
stonework in the foundation, which is
partially completed. Mr. Porten's con
cession settles what might have proved
a disagreeable matter. The building
trades had been pressing the armory
board pretty haTd for some time, but
th e, board, ,was quite helpless as Mr.
Pprten's contract bad long since been
signed and his bond accepted.
Recent, action by the local Steam Fitter**
union -which meant withdrawal from the Build
ing Trades Council, has been reconsidered and
the union will continue its affiliation.
Important business will come up for considera
tion at the nett meeting of Machinists' union.
tip. 91. Delegates to the An erican Federation
ol Labor and the State Federation of Labor will
be elected, the question of appointing a busi
ness agent will be taken up, and nominations for
grand lodge officers will be made.
The Furriers' union is arranging for a social
function to be held at Alexander's hall. Monday
evening, June 5, to which all workers of the
craft are irvited. N. Kohler has resigned as
corresponding secretary and F. Holiapfel was
elected in his place. Mr. Kohler has gone to
Robert Knox will represent the local of the
Retail Clerks' association at the Brainerd con
vention of the State Federation of Labor.
Custom TaUors' anion elected P. M. Wingreea
and Rolph Jacobson as delegates t Brainerd.
Monday, June 12, at Alexander's hall, the mem
bers will vote for general officers.
Attempts by representatives of the American
Labor Union to organize a local union of boot
and shoe repairers have failed
Louis Levy of the state labor department has
been in Chicago getting pointers on the methods
of conducting a free employment bureau.
At a meeting to bo held t A. O. TJ. W.
ball, 15-17 Seventh street S. Wednesday evening.
May 24, the Woman's Union label League will
consider the question of affUiation with the State
Federation of Labor.
Over fifty milling concerns thruont the United
States are using the union label on flour.
ONLY ONE ISSUE 1
There is but one Issue, and that Is the
restoration of civilization in Chicago.
There has come to be a popular feeling.
In Chicago and elsewhere that the "inno
cent bystander" is an offender, and that
he deserves to be Itilledto such a depth
has education in lawlessness come. Who
Is the "innocent bystander"? A citizen
who exercises the right of passing along
SAMPLE OF HOPE
Philadelphia North American.
The announcement that one of th
pyramids has been struck by lightning
opens a new vista of hope to Vice Presi
AN EDITORIAL TANK
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
There is a disposition to criticize the
editor of .the Savannah News when he
says "Our liquor bill Is $1,000,000,000 ft