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VOL. XIX. PRICE TWO CENTS— \ JRiiigH. \
. , BULLETIN OF
THE ST. PflrUL GLOBE
FRIDAY, MAY 1»
Weather for Today-
Fair, Variable Winds.
boras'* Attitude Toward Labor.
Judge Kelly Darn Scannell.
Republicans Refuse to Go on Record.
Mob After a Wife Beater.
Scannell's Laat Bluff.
Expose Hurts Republicans.
Paving Veto GOes Over.
Prison City News.
Chartered Company's Plot.
Mayday Strike Prospects.
Library Scheme Will Be Pushed.
St. Paul Wins at Home.
Brewers Go Down in the Mill City.
Detroit and Hoosiers Lucky.
Results In the National.
Old Parties Scored in Senate.
Illinois Shelves Cullom.
Meline Explains His Policy.
Why Mldgley's Ruling; Was Ignored.
Bar Silver, 08 l-4c.
Cash Wheat in Chicago, 02c.
Holiday Trade in Stocks.
Globe's Popnlar Want*.
Dnluth «fc Winnipeg Case in Court.
News of the Courts.
Capitol Contract Awarded.
State's Finances for April.
Met.—Press Clnb Benefit, 2.30.
Americans Abroad, 8.15.
Grand—The Doctor, 8.15.
Aurora Purk—Base Ball, 4.
MOVEMENTS OF STEAMSHIPS.
NEW YORK, April 30.—Arrived: Hibern
ian, Glasgow. Sailed: Elysia, Mediterranean
ports; Aller, Bremen.
PLYMOUTH—Arri*?d: Augusta Victoria.
QUEENSTOWN—SaiIed: Germanic, New
GENOA—Sailed: Kaiser Wilhelm 11., New
LIVERPOOL—Arrived: Indiana, Philadel
phia; Sylvania, Boston. Sailed: Catalonia,
ROTTERDAM—Arrived, Amsterdam, New
AMSTERDAM—Arrived: Schiedam, New
GLASGOW—SaiIed: Furnessia, New York.
HAMBURG — Arrived: Phoenicia, New
BREMEN—Arrived: Havel, New York.
BOSTON—Sailed: Corinthia, Liverpool.
It's anybody's move today.
Majah McKinley, also, went "march
ing through Georgia."
Shelby M. Cullom can "now realize
his wish for a quiet life.
The wheel experts will never learn
to play tennis on bicycles.
Whatever else may happen, Mr.
Cleveland will get a third term as a
Out of courtesy to Adlai E. Steven
son, William R. Morrison doesn't keep
his boom inflated.
There were only two days in April
that wouldn't be ashamed to face
themselves in history.
It now remains to be seen what the
Republican party of St. Paul will do
for its Benedict Arnold.
The New York legislature has just
acted with wisdom and circumspec
tion. It has adjourned.
The Republican committee can enter
up the Scannell item under the head of
"Buying a Boomerang."
There will be no regrets on the part
of the public when it sends Timothy
Reardon back to private life.
The Delaware peach crop has even
weathered the yarns told about it, and
Is going to be the largest on record.
Mr. Cullen will not begin making
up his official slate until next Wednes
day. He has made no promises what
Mr. J. Blunderer McCardy only has
to wait four days to find out how
badly the people want him to stay at
When the McKinleyltes can't get the
earth they bolt. The McKinley con
tingent left the Arizona convention yes
The Illinois, convention was more or
derly yesterday. Nobody attempted
to make anybody a target for revolver
David M. Clough does not appear to
be worried over the combinations his
townsman, William Hennery Eustis, is
Adrian C. Anson continues to play
the "bench" with the skill and deco
rum of -a gentleman who has studied
well his part.
McKinley is hailed in press and plat
form as the "great apostle of protec
tion." Thi3 is ominous. It makes him
the thirteenth apostle.
A fairly good Republican ticket could
be made up of Matthew S. Quay and
John R. Tanner. Platform: Put things
where we can reach them.
After the St. "Louis 1 convention a
Bcore or more of Class A statesmen
will be in a position to help Dr. Nan-
Ben hunt for the North pole.
Mr. Dorar. entered into collusion with
one Pat Scannell. This fixes Mr.
Doran's standing in the community.
He is no better than Scannell.
+\\\ & J &
CEIfTS P HOUft
What Assemblyman Doran Wanted to Pay Sewer
Laborers in October, 1893, and Alderman
Cullen Voted No.
WHICH WAS THE FRIEND OF LABOR?
There Was No Election On Just Then, No Mask
on the Tricky West Sider's
LABOR KNOWS ITS OWN ADVOCATES,
And the Official Organ of the Trades Assembly
at That Time Marked
WHERE WAS FRANK B. DORAN THEN?
He Introduced a Resolution to Pay Men $1.20 a
Day in the Trenches of
The campaign of slander inaugurated
by the Doran shouters with the in
tention of injuring the candidacy of
Mr. Cullen is reacting with telling ef
fect. For the last two weeks the
henchmen of Mr. Doran have been cir
culating typewritten circulars setting
forth that Doran had always been the
friend of the laboring man, while Mr.
Cullen was not. This was a malicious
lie, but It was in keeping with the oth
er tactics which the Republicans have
adopted. Investigation•shows that Mr.
Doran, while in the assembly, instead
of being a friend of the wage earner
was directly the opposite of what h
and his friends have claimed. Th
proof of Doran's h^ocrisy, and th<
fact that he is only now posing as ;
friend of the laboring man to secun
votes, cannot be denied. The records o:
the common council given below an
sufficient to prove this. If furthe.
proof is needed that is also furnished
by the official organ of the labor or
ganizations, which spoke in no uncer
tain terms of the action of this hot
and cold friend of the wage earner
Read the facts published below and
On May 25, 1893, the assembjy voted
for a resolution fixing the wages of
unskilled labor on the streets at 18%
cents for each hour worked. This
resolution was voted for by Aid. Cullen
and all the members of the board of
aldermen. The only member of the
council who opposed the adoption of
the resolution was Assemblyman Light
ner. The resolution was approved by
the mayor on May 27, 1893, and went
into effect at once. That there may
be no dispute on this question, the fol
lowing is taken from page 118 of the
official council proceedings of 1893:
Bd F No. 2239—8y Aid. Jensen-
Resolved, That the pay of the unskilled
laborers on the street force of the city of
St. Paul be, and the same is hereby fixed at
the sum of eighteen and three-quarter cents
(18%) for each and every hour of work.
Resolved, further, that pay of a driver and
double team on said street force be, and the
same is hereby fixed at the sum of thirty
seven and one-half (37 I,£) cents for each and
every hour of work.
Resolved, further, That all resolutions and
parts of resolutions inconsistent with the
provisions hereof are hereby repealed.
Adopted by the board of aldermen May 16,
Yeas—Aid. Conley, Cullen, Dorniden,Frank
lin, Hickman, Jensen, Montgomery, Warren,
Zimmerman, Mr. President—lo.
Adopted by the assembly May 25, 1893.
Yeas—Messrs. Doran, Daly, Johnson, Rear
don, Sandell, Schuette, Van Slyke, Mr. Pres
Approved May 27, 1893.
So far, so good. Mr. Doran at this
particular time was as good a friend
of the laboring man as any other mem
ber of the council, and nothing more.
He voted for the resolution, and so did
On Oct. 2, 1893, Mr. Doran introduced
in the assembly the following resolu
tion, which is copied from the original
document now on file in the city clerk's
office. The resolution reads as follows:
Ay F No. 1527—8y Mr. Doran—
Resolved, That hereafter the city engineer
and all committees of the city of St. Paul,
or committees appointed under resolutions of
the common council, be instructed to pay
for manual labor on the streets or on the
sewers not to exceed 15 cents per hour.
Adopted by the assembly Oct. 2, 1893.
Yeas—Messrs. DORAN, Reardon, Johnson,
Schuette, Mr. President—s.
Nays—Messrs. Daly, Van Slyke—2.
On Oct. 3, 1893, the next night, the
board of aldermen held a meeting, and
the account of what took place at the
meeting regarding this matter is quot
ed from the Pioneer Press columns of
the following day, Oct. 4, 1593. This
account is published in order that there
can be no question about the correct
ness of the proceedings, and that there
can be no charge of political bias:
(Extract from the Pioneer Press Oct 4, 1893.)
The resolutions Introduced by Assembly
man Doran at the meeting .of. the assembly
Monday, fixing the rate of wages to be paid
manual laborers at 15 cents an hour, elicited
considerable discussion. Aid. Franklin was
decidedly opposed to It and moved that It
be Indefinitely pqstponed. "When the city,"
he said, "gets so poor that it cannot afford
to pay Its laborers more. than 15 cents an
hour it should go into bankruptcy. The
adoption of this resolution would be wring
ing the life blood from the worthy poor.
The men who have been working on the
streets have not had employment steadily,
but only one week out of three or four. The
council nassed a resolution a short time ago
fixing $1.50 as the price for a day's labor,
and I don't think it should go back on Its
Aid. Cullen was opposed to commencing
ST. PAUL MINN.: FRIDAY JjfORNING, MAY 1, 1896.
retrenchment at this late day, when the street
fund was practically exhausted. If, how
ever, the resolution could be made to in
cludo city officials, many of whom were re
ceiving princely salaries, he would cheerfully
vote for its adoption. He then seconded
the motion of Aid. Franklin to indefinitely
postpone the resolution. Aid. Copejand
moved to refer the matter to the committee
on streets, which was carried.
This reference practically settled the
resolution, for it was never heard of
again, and was smothered in the com
The friends of organized labor, how
ever, had their attention called to the
position taken by Mr. Doran and his
a.20 per day resolution, for the follow
ing Saturday the Bulletin, the official
.irgan of the Trades and Labor assem
bly, in its October edition, had the
following article on the resolution:
Extract from October number of Bulletin,
An attempt has been made to cut down the
/ages of the laborers employed by the city,
'.nd organized labor will soon be able to
xpress their disapproval of the (?) who are
constantly "working off" their economy fits
upon the poorest paid class of labor In the
city's employ, and always overlook those who
ire paid princely salaries. The Bulletin
approves and appreciates an economical ad
ministration of city affairs, but it must pro
test against this 15-cents-an-hour resolution
jf an assemblyman. It should be taken into
consideration by our city fathers that the
present wages, $1.50 per day. Is not enough
to exist upon, especially when men cannot
work more than two weeks out of every
eight, and to cut that small amount Is some
thing that ought not to be allowed to pass
without a strong protest from every labor
organization of St. Paul. The resolution
passed the assembly and was voted for by
DORAN, REARDON, Johnson, Schuette and
Wolterstorff. Those opposing It being Daly,
and Van Slyke. Wheu It came up In the
board of aldermen Aid. Franklin moved in
definite postponement, wnicn was supported
by Aid. CULLEN and Dorniden. But the
resolution was referred to the committee on
streets and the vote in thi3 body will be re
ported in our next Issue.
It would be well for the members of
organized labor, and also those who are
not conneoted with labor organiza
tions, to call the attention of the Doran
gang to these facts. Much pains have
been taken by the friends of Mr. Doran
to vilify or attempt to misconstrue Mr.
Cullen's record on the question of
wages to be paid the laboring man.
Now the Doran spellbinders can spend
some of their time in explaining the
hot and cold actions of their candi
date, if any such a thing is possible in
the face of the above facts and evi
His Story of the Bryan Murder Not
NEWPORT, Ky., April 30.—Only one wit
ness was examined today in the Bryan murder .
case, and he was Scott Jaokson. During all
the forenoon and afternoon, with very little
questioning, he told how he did not murder
Pearl Bryan, and how Walling must have
done the whole thing himself. His statement
admitted his partnership in the scheme which
brought Pearl Bryan to Cincinnati, and also
an active complicity with Walling In dropping
the girl's clothing into the Ohio river. His
attempt to explain why he was active in hid
ing the girl's clothing is looked upon -as lame.'
The announcement of the prosecution at the
close of Jackson's testimony that "the com
monwealth will not cross-examine this wit
ness" was made a quarter to 6. Court then
The purpose of the defense to prove an alabi
by Jackson will be supported, if possible, by
the testimony of other witnesses. Jackson
stated that he did not know Pearl Bryan was
in Cincinnati till Tuesday, Jan. 28, when he
received a note from her at the Dental college,
inviting him to visit her. All the testimony
of the witnesses, Mrs. Weeks, the spiritual
medium; Mr. Pinkard, who saw him in Ken
tucky with the girl, he emphatically branded
as untrue. He admitted taking Pearl Bryan
to Walllngford's saloon, in the Tenderloin dis
trict, but says it was on Tuesday night, Jan.
28, instead of Friday, Jan. 31, the night before
the murder. He says he took her valise, the
one afterward found stained inside with blood,
carried it to his room Tuesday afternoon,
tried to return it Wednesday to Walling, but
could not find him. He said that Saturday
night, the day the body was found, he and
Walling dropped some clothing into the river,
which Wailing without further explanation
told him It was unsafe to keep in their room.
When he made inquiry about the matter,
Walling told him to ask no questions. His ex
planation of his shifting the valise around was
very awkward. When called upon to explain
why he participated in hiding Pearl Bryan's
clothing, he said he was actuated by fear that
tho part he had taken to bring her there
to save Will Wood might implicate him.
POLITY Otf A SHELF
INDEX OF THE POLICY CONTROLL
ING THE HKPrttt.IC.VX MUN
REFUSE TO GO ON RECORD
IN FAVOR OF AN ENFORCEMENT
OF THE CORRUPT PRAC
CORRESPONDENCE ON SUBJECT
That Suggests a Numherof Pertinent
Queries as to Where Doran's
Men Are At.
The correspondence bt-'ween J. C. Michael,
chairman of the Ec/. -.—ie ■ Cltlzt-n.V city
committee, and TheoTore L. Sch-ymeier,
chairman of the Republican city .committee,
which is printed below, is, perhaps, as good
an index as can be found to the policy that
controls the conduct of the Republican munic
ipal campaign. In explanation of this cor
respondence, it should be said that the ex
ecutive committee of the Democratic-Citizens'
head organization resolved, about ten days
ago, to request the executive committee of
the Republican party to unite with it In Is
suing a notice, to be published In all the
local newspapers, and conspicuously posted
throughout the city, containing certain ex
tracts from the corrupt practices act, the
notifying of persons that the two committees
would unite in the enforcement of that act,
and In a vigorous prosecution of all persons
in any way violating any of Its provisions.
This request was accordingly made of Mr.
Schurmeier, the chairman of the Republican
Mr. Schurmeier, when first approached,
seemed to be heartily lit favor of the plan,
and agreed to submit-it to the Republican
city committee. When next seen; however,
this was upon April 23, Mr. Schurmeier's
Ideas had undergone a sudden and unex
plained change. The explanation of this
change may, perhaps, hi found in the fact
that Mr. Schurmeier is a thoroughly honest
and reputable man; a man thoroughly in
sympathy with the movement for improved
conditions in municipal elections; while his
subordinates on the Republican city com
mittee, who really control the conduct of the
campaign that Mr. Scaurmeler makes re
spectable by the loan of, his name," aim only
at party success, accomplished by whatever
methods may be necessary.
Whatever the facts maj* be, Mr. Schurmeier,
When approached by Mr. Michael, upon April
22, seemed reluctant to enter upon the mat
ter at all, and stated that the Republican
city committee had desired him to suggest
that the city"/ clerk be requested to publish
qjuch a notice as had been suggested by the
DemocraUc cdmmlttee. To this Mr. Michael
agreed, with the stipulation that the notice
should include a statement that the same
was Issued with the approval of the executive
committees $t both parties. To this Mr.
Schurmeier reluctantly agreed. The city
clerk promised to issue, the statement, and
both he and his assistant agreed that this
statement should be included In the notice to
he published. For some unexplained reason,
however, theTiotloe, wfcen published, did not i
"include any such statement, nor any an- j
tiouncement that the .committees would unite |
in prosecuUons of vJoWIIOIIB °f the law. Im
mediately upen discovering that the notice j
published by the clw clerk was not that
which had been agrejd upon, Mr. Michael
Addressed, to .M r r. Schurmeier a letter of
which the following «iS a copy:
Hon. Theodore L. Schurmeier, Chairman
Republican Executive Committee, City—Dear
Sir: Enclosed "herewith I send you subject
matter that I suggest be embodied in the
circular to be Issued as we discussed yester
day in reference to corrupt practices at elec
In view of the fact .'that the city clerk has
omitted from the noUce tssued by him the
statement that the saihe is approved by the
executive committees of <all parties, as he
agreed to do. our conjrn.ittee desires that the
enclosed notice-be punished in the newspa
pers of the cfty over our joint signatures,
and also be>printed in circular form and be
posted and .'"dlstributad in public places
throughout the city in older that the same j
may receive as great ftotoriety as possible ;
and be an effective meatfs of securing a fair j
and honest election, "tflndly advise me as
soon as possible If you apnrove of same, and j
If so, please sign the s:\me and I will see to
its publication and eactriTsution at our joint
expense. Very truly yoUrs,
- —J. C. Michael,
Chairman Deniocratre'Citteens' Committee.
The notice referred"to as enclosed in Mr.
Michael's letter was the following:
CAUTION AGAINST BRIBERY AT ELEC
The executive comjnittees of the Repub
lican and Democrattc-Oitizeos' city commit
tees hereby call attention to the provisions
of chapter 277, General Laws 1895, being an
act to prevent corrupt practices at elections,
"Section 1 The following persons shall
also be deemed guilty of bribery at elections,
and shall be punished as in this section pro
vided. (1). Every voter who shall, before
or during any election, directly or indirectly,
by himself, or by any other person on his
behalf, demand, receive, agree or contract
for any money, gift, loan, or valuable con
sideration, office, place or employment, pub
lic or private, for himself or for any other
person, for voting or agreeing to vote, or
refraining or agreeing to refrain from vot
ing at any election. (2). Every person who
shall, after any election, directly or Indi
rectly, by himself, or any other person on
his behalf, demand or receive any money or
valuable consideration on account of any
person having voted or refrained from vot
ing, or having induced any other person
to vote or refrain from voting at an elec
tion, and any person so offending sTiall be
guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall be pun
ished by Imprisonment in the county Jail not
more than three months.
Section 3. Any candidate for a public of
fice or any person seeking to become the
nominee of any party as such candidate,
who, within ten days prior to any primary
election or meeting held to select delegates
to a convention to nominate a candidate for
the public office which be seeks to obtain,
or who, within sixty days prior to the elec
tion whereat an incumbent for the office so
sought by him is chosen, corruptly by him
self or by any other person, directly or In
directly, give 3or provides or pays, wholly
or in part, or promises to pay, wholly or in
part, the expense of giving or providing any
meat, drink, entertainment or provision, to
or for any person, for the purpose of cor
ruptly influencing that person or any other
person to give, or refrain from giving, his
vote at such eleetlcn, shall be guilty of a
misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof
shall be fined $25 for each offense.
Section 4. Every person who shall, directly
or indirectly, by himself or any other per
son on his behalf; make use of or ture&ton
to make use of any force, violence, or re
straint, or inflict or threaten to inflict, by
himself Or' by any other person, any dam
age, harm or loss upon or against any per
son, in order to induce such person to vote
or refrain from voting at any election, or
who shall, by abduction, duress, or any
fraudual device or contrivance, impede and
prevent the free exercise of the franchise of
any election, or shall thereby compel, in
duce or prevail upon any elector, either to
give or refrain from giving his vote to any
election, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor,
and upon conviction thereof shall be pun
ished by imprisonment in the county jail
not more than three months."
Said committees also pledge themselves to
the enforcement of said law, and to a vig
orous prosecution of all persons in any way
violating any provisions of the same.
Chairman Republican Executive Committee.
—J. C. Michael,
Chairman Democratic-Citizens' Executive
The only reply ever received by Mr.
Michael to the communication above quoted
was a letter from Mr. Schurmeier, dated
April 25, of which the following is a copy:
Hon. J. C. Michael. Chairman DemocraUc-
Citizens' Committee, St. Paul, Minn.—Dear
Sir: In answer to your letter of the 24th
inst. respecting the issuance o* a circular
calling attention to the provisions of the
election law relating to corrupt practices,
will say that I laid the matter, with your
letters, before our committee at Its meeting
The members seemed to think that as the
city clerk had already prepared and pub
lished the notice in the dally papers, and fur
nished the different political parties with cop
ies of it, and also had posted it in conspic
uous places throughout the city, It would not
be advisable for our committee to Incur the
expense of further publication and distribu
tion as you suggest. Most respectfully yours,
—T. L. Schurmeier,
Chairman Republican Executive Committee.
In view of these facta In this correspondence,
the question at once becomes exceedingly
pertinent, why Is the Republican city com
mittee unwilling to pledge Itself publicly to
an enforcement of the corrupt practice act,
and to prosecutions of violations of the same?
Is it because that committee fears that in
carrying out such a pledge it will be obliged
to assist In decimating the ranks of Its
own followers? Is It because It believes that
it is for the interests of the Republican party
that political workers should remain in Ig
norance of provisions of the corrupt prac-
Uce act, and be permitted, through such
ignorance, to violate it, all for the profit and
supposed success of the Republican party?
We will not say that either of these motives
actuated the Republican city committee in
the course that it has chosen to take. The
circumstances of the case, of course, have
not failed to raise a suspicion in the minds
of all those cognizant of the circumstances
that some such motives may have existed.
Of this much, however, the party can be
assured. That the Republican city committee
has shown itself once more unwilling to co-
operate in a conscientious and energetic at
tempt to secure an enforcement of the laws
that were made for purity In elections. Their
conduct in the matter is of a piece with the
course they have pursued in connection with
the proceedings to rid the official ballot of the
names of men who, by corrupt and fraudu
lent and criminal practices, had forced their
way upon It, and as one of the counsel for
the petitioners in that proceeding said, com
mitted larceny of the name of Democrat. It
Is well that the voters of the city of St
Paul should appreciate the fact that through
out this campaign the Democrat-Citizens'
party has stood upon the one hand for purity
in elections, for fair ballot and the enforce
ment of law, and that the Republican party
has stood upon the other side, abetting the
violations of the law, encouraging Its vio
lators, totally oblivious to all the duties of
good citizenship. We do not believe that
when the electors of this city understand the
respective attitudes of these two political or
ganizations they will fail to stamp the re
creancy of the Republican organization with
their disapproval upon election day.
NEW STEAMSHIP LINE.
It "Will Ply Between New York and
TACOMA, Wash., April "o.— Japanese Consul
Saito has received notfce that a company of
capitalists has applied to the Japanese gov
ernment for permission to establish a steam
ship line between Japan and New York city.
The consul says that the new line has no con
nection with the line which will operate be
tween Japan and some port of the North Pa
cific coast within the next year.
PRICE TWO CENTS—I J&SS&SZI. f—NO. 133. !
MOB AWAITS W
ALLEGED FARGO WIFE BEATER
IN DANGER OF
GETS PAID EN HIS OWN COIN.
WOMAN'S BROTHER AVENGES HER
WRONGS IN A VIGOROUS
DISASTROUS WORK OF LIGHTNING.
Woman's Method of Stopplng-jra Run
on a Bank—News of the
FARGO, N. D., April 30.—The Taylor-
Crum family feud culminated in a sound
threshing administered to Crum by a broth
er of Mrs. Crum tonight in front of the
former's office. A crowd of about thlrtjs or
forty citizens had been given a tip, and they
were there to see that the wife-beater would
get his just dues. He was pounded so
badly that he was carried to his office. Ex
citement was intense for a time, and In half
an hour fully 200 men had gathered in front
of the attorney's office and almost desperate
for revenge. They felt that the time had
come to rid the city of this man. Up to
this time the mob Is still without, and
should Crum not make his appearance it Is
possible that he will be dragged out, prob
ably to his death. Every one expresses great
sympathy for Mrs. Crum. She has already
commenced proceedings for a divorce.
NOT THE USUAL WAY,
But This Woman Knew How to Stop
a Run on a Bunk.
HALLOCK, Minn., April 30.—There would
have been a bank failure here the other day
had it not been for the cool head of a woman.
President Booker, of the National bank at
Grand Forks, which went under last week,
is interested In the Kittson County bank
here. Cashier Douglas went to Grand Forks
to see Mr. Booker, leaving his wife to open
and run the institution. His absence, coupled
with the failure at Grand Forks, led timorous
ones to become suspicious, and a few went
In and drew a portion of their money. Pres
ently some of the leading business men went
in and asked for their, entire balance. The
lady In charge asked them If It was because
they needed It to transact business or If
they felt unsafe. They acknowledged the
latter to be the case, whereupon she refused
the money. The depositors at once grew
angry and threatened protest, which action
would require their stepping out for a no
tary public, in which case she notified them
that she would close the bank and suspend
on the spot, which would make it probable
that they would lose all or be tied up for a
long time. This brought them to their
senses and confidence was restored after a
few minutes' conversation. The result was
that the run was stopped and business was
going on as usual at last accounts.
Horses and Cows Cremated Near
Special to the Globe.
PRESTON, Minn., April 30.—Lightning
struck Rasmus Johnson's barn, near Os
trander. The building, four horses, six cows,
200 bushels of corn and 100 bushels of barley
were burned. Little, if any Insurance. Light
ning also struck the flour house of R. H.
Baker, at Prosper, furnishing considerable
kindling wood. At Canton, the Catholic
church was struck twice by lightning and
the building seriously damaged.
Arsrned the Injunction Case.
Special to the Globe.
FIERRE, S. D-, April 30.—Arguments In the
case against Regents Smedley and Sheldon
were presented this afternoon. The main
point of contention by counsel Is whether the
completion of a term creates a vacancy under
the meaning of the constitution. If it does,
the appointments are good. As the acts of the
board of regents for the past month depend
upon the decision of the court, the decision is
waited fbr with interest
Special to the Globe.
PRESTON, Minn., April 30.—Subscriptions
are being taken for the construction of a j
telephone line from Preston to Cresco, via
Carimona, Bristol, Greenleafton and Granger.
About $200 yet remain to be subscribed. Ar
rangements are also being made to extend
the line via York to Lime Springs.
Preston's New Waterworks.
Special to the Globe.
PRESTON, Minn., April 30.— The city res
ervoir Is nearing completion and final ar
rangements for commencing active opern
tiona upon Preston's $18,000 water works and
electric light system are being rapidly made.
i All work is to be completed before fall.
FALL Of SCAMEItb
JUDGE KELLY KNOCKS OrT THst
PROP THAT HELD HIM
CONVENTION WAS ILLEGAL;
THEREFORE THE CERTIFICATES
UPON WHICH THE CLERK ,
ACTED ARE VOID.
THE NAMES COME OFF THE TICKEf
And the Conspirator Will Drop Inta
the Oblivion From Which
Patrick D. Scannell will not have a chance
to see how few people would cast their votes
for him for mayor of St. Paul. Judge Kelly;
decided yesterday that Scannell's name had
no legal right on the ticket. It will, accord-*
ingly, not appear there. Neither will the
names of William Johnson, Michael J.
O'Rourke, John Bast Jr., Andrew N. Nelson,
A. H. Miller, Charles Gerber, Peter Ver
goosen and others. The farce which Scan
nell, under the direction of the Republicans,
has kept up since the circus in Market hall,
April 7, came to an abrupt end yesterday,
Scannell will not be allowed to link his name
with that of Democrat, neither will he havd
the honor of saying ha was defeated for
mayor of St. Paul.
The court room was crowded when Judge
Kelly took his seat on the bench and began
to deliver his decision. It took but a mo
ment to tell that the conspirators wert
knocked out. The following is the decision:
JUDGE KELLY'S DECISION.
State of Minnesota, County of Ramsey—Disw
- trict Court. Second Judi-lal District.
In the matter of the application for the cor
rection of the official ballot provided for tha
municipal election of the city of St. Paul,
appointed to bo held on the oth day of May,
Anno Domini 1896.
This matter came on to be beard at the
court house in said city of St. Paul and
county of Ramsey, on the 29th day of April,
Anno Domini ISM, at 11 o'clock lv the fore-*
noon, in pursuance of an order heretofore
issued by the undersigned, one of the Judges
of said court, wherein, among other things.
It is ordered that Matt Jensen, city clerk oi
the city of St Paul. Ramsey county, Minne
sota, show cause, if any there be. before tha
undersigned, at District Court Room num
bered 2, at the court house, in the city of St.
Paul, on Wednesday, the -29th day of April,
A. D. 1896. at 11 o'clock in the forenoou of
that day. why the official ballot by him pre
pared and caused to be printed for use la
the municipal election for the city of St."
Paul, Ramsey county, Minnesota, appointed
to be held on the 6th day of May. Anno Dom
ini 1896, should not be corrected and amended
by striking and omitting from said official
ballot the names of the following-named per
sons, with the name of the political party by
which said persons appear upon said bal
lot, as shown by the sample ballot thereof
now on file in the office of said city clerk,
to have been nominated for office, viz.: Pat
rick D. Scannell. Democrat: William John
sun, Democrat; Michael J. O'Rourke, Demo
crat; John Best Jr.. Democrat; Charles Kar
tak. Democrat; Andrew N. Nelson, Democrat;
Anthony H. Miller, Democrat; Charles- Ger
ber, Democrat; Peter Vergoosen, Democrat;
Edward N. Hazzard. Democrat; William
And why said ballot should not be correct
ed and amended by striking and omitting
from said official ballot the word "Deniot
crat," where the same stands alone and ha«
a political designation of and following tha
names of the following-named persons, to
wit: John Wagener, Cornelius Gulney,
Frederick Nelson, George Lendway, Joseph,
Smith, Joseph Ehrmanntraut Jr., Edward J.
Murnane, John F. Krieger, Edwurd L. Mur
phy, Ernest G. Nagle. -
And it appeared to the satisfaction of tha
court that said order and the accompanying
petition and affidavits had been duly serve!*
as therein commanded, upon the said Matt
Jensen and each of the persons hereinbefore
named and affected thereby; and thereupon.
the said Matt Jensen, by Walter L. Chapln,
Esq., his counsel, appeared In answer to
said order and filed herein his answer there
to, and the said George Lendway, hereinbe
fore named, appeared by Jarod How, Esq.,
his counsel, and In open court says he .makes
no objection to the granting of the prayer
of the petition, ard asks the court that the
same be granted. And the said Charles
Kartak and William Rodger, by John H. Ives,
Esq., appeared, and, the court being satisfied)
of the fact (the counsel for the petitioners
agreeing thereto), that the said Charles Kar
tak and William Rodger are entitled to have
their name appear upon said official ballot,
the said John H. Ives, in open court, con
sented that with said modification the prayer
"of the petitioners be granted, and that the
word "Democrat" be stricken from and alter,
the name of the said William Rodger ana
Charles Kartak. And S. P. Crosby, Esq.^
appeared as counsel for the said William
Johnson, one of the parties hereinbefore)
named; no other answer or appearance be
ing made. The court thereupon, upon motion
of Jared How and Norman Fetter, attorneys
for said petitioners, proceeded to hear the
CORRECT THE BALLOT.
And now, after hearing counsel for the
respondent Matt Jensen, and for the re
spondent William Johnson, and counsel for*
the petitioners, and having duly considered*
the moving papers and the answer of the
said Matt Jensen, and the argument of alt
the counsel, and being now duly a' ■•|««d.
It Is hereby ordered and adjudged, "~5.t
the prayer of the petitioners, as hereinbefore
modified, be and the same is hereby grant
ed, and the said Matt Jensen, city clerk of
the city of St. Paul, Ramsey county, ia
hereby commanded forthwith to correct the
said official ballot hereinbefore referred to,
in the manner prayed In said petition, as
hereinbefore modified, viz., by striking and'
omitting Trom said official ballot the namea
of the following named persons, with the
name of the political party by which said
persons appear upon said ballot, as shown
by the sample ballot thereof now on file in
the office of said city clerk, to have been
nominated for office, viz.: Patrick P. Scan
nell, Democrat; William Johnson, Democrat;:
Michael J. O'Rourke, Democrat; John Best
Jr., Democrat; Andrew H. Nelson, Democrat;
Anthony H. Miller. Democrat; Charles Ger-;
ber, Democrat; Peter Vergoosen, Democrat;'
Edward N. Hazzard, Democrat; and also by
striking and omitting from said official bal
lot the word "Democrat" where the same
stands alone and has a political designation
of and following the names of the follow
ing persons, to wit: John Wagener, Cor
nelius Guiney, Frederick Nelson, George
Lendway, Joseph Smith, Charles Kartak. Jo
seph Ehrmanntraut Jr.. Edward J. Murnane,
John F. Krieger, E4ward L. Murphy and
Ernest G. Nagle.
Ordered further, that a copy be served Im
mediately upon said Matt Jensen, city clerk
aforesaid, or upon E. E. McCr*a. assistant
city clerk, and that the same be filed and
preserved fn the office of said city clerk
as his warrant for his action thereunder.
Dated at St Paul, this 30th dty of AprlL
Anno Domini 1996.
—William Louis Kelly,
District Judge. '
The following memorandum was attached
to the decision by Judge Kelly:
Upon the mo-ing papers and answer of
Matt Jensen, city clerk thereto two ques
tions arise: First, can this court look behind
the certificates of nomination filed with the
city clerk and upon which he has acted and
under which the persons named In the mov
ing papers claim place on the ofiic.al ballot?
Second if the ourt can do so, was the as
semblage of persona which met in the Mar
ket MH, in the city of St. Paul. *n April 7,
1896 (claiming to be a convention of the
Democratic party), a convention of the Demo
crats party authorized to make nomlnat ona
for munielpal offices in its name. In the sense
cf the general election laws of Minnesota,
chapter 4, General Laws 1893, read in con
nection with the act relating to primary elec
tions, being chapter 276. General Laws 139..?^
REASONING WAS LAME.
As bearing on the first question, section
43 of chapter 4. General Laws 1893. reads as
follows: - _-_j.
"Whenever It shall appear by affidavit pre
aented to any Judge of the aupreme or dla-