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VOL. XIX. PRICE TWO CENTS— j f ° lV il^tl. (
1 , BULLETIN OF
THE ST. PflfUL GLOBE
FRIDAY, MAY 1.
"Weather for Today—
Fair, Variable Winds.
boron's Attitude Toward Labor.
Judge Kelly Burn Scannell.
Republicans Refuse to Go on Record.
Mob After v. "Wife Beuter.
Scannell's Last 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 Mil! City.
Detroit and Roosters Lucky.
Results In the .National.
Old Parties Scored in Senate.
Illinois Shelves Cullom.
Mcline Explain* His Policy.
Why Mldgley's Ruling Was Ignored.
Bur Silver, 08 l-4c.
Cash Wheat in Chicago, 02c.
Hollduy Trade in Stocks.
Globe's Populur Wants.
Dnluth & Winnipeg Case in Court.
Mews of the Courts.
Capitol Contract Awarded.
State's Finances for April.
Met.—Press Club Benefit, 2.30.
Americans Abroad, 8.15.
Grand—The Doctor, 8.15.
Aurora Park—Base Ball, 4.
MOVEMENTS OF STEAMSHIPS.
NEW YORK, April 30.—Arrived: Hibern
ian, Glasgow. Sailed: Elysia, Mediterranean
ports; Aller, Bremen.
PLYMOUTH—Arrived: Augusta Victoria.
QUEENSTOWN—SaiIed: Germanic, New
GENOA—Sailed: Kaiser Wllhelm 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 Tork 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
ba.d!y the people want him to stay at
When the McKinleyites 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." This 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 convention a
Boore or more of Class A statesmen
will be in a position to help Dr. Nan
sen 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
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CENTS p HOUit
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 earnpr
was directly the opposite of what h'
and his friends have claimed. Th
proof of Doran's hypocrisy, and tb'
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 ar>
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 assembly 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 (ZV/2) 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, 1593.
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:
(Extr.- 1 from the Pioneer Press Oct 4, 1893.)
The Jlutions introduced by Assembly
man i at the meeting of the assembly
Mon' xing *ne rate of wages to be paid
maD oorers at 15 cents an hour, elicited
cor ierable discussion. Aid. Franklin was
de -edly opposed to it and moved that it
be .ndefinitelv postponed. "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 gORNING, 3IAY 1, 1896.
retrenchment at this late day, when the street
fund was practically exhausted. If, how
ever, the resolution could be made to In
clude 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
josition taken by Mr. Doran and his
:1.20 per day resolution, for the follow
ing Saturday the Bulletin, the official
,>rgan of the Trades and Labor assem
bly, in Its October edition, had the
following article on the resolution:
'"xtract from October number of Bulletin,
An attempt has been made to cut down the
/age 3 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
■••ity'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
)f 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
flight, 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
Woltcrstorff. Those opposing it being Daly,
and Van Slyke. When 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 this 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 connected 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 Jackson. 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 5. Court then
The purpose of the defense to prove an alabl
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 Wallingford's saloon, in the Tenderloin dis
trict, but says it was en Tuesday night, Jan.
28, instead of Friday, Jan. 31, the night before
the murder. He Eays 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 Saturda-y
night, the day the body was found, he and
Walling dropped some clothing Into the river,
which Walling 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
the part he had taken to bring her there
to save Will Wood might implicate him.
PURITY o|l Jl SHELF
INDEX OF THE POLICY CONTROLL
ING THE REPUBJfcICAN MUN
REFUSE TO GO ON RECORD
IN FAVOR OF AN ENFORCEMENT
OF THE CORRUPT PRAC
CORRESPONDENCE ON SUBJECT
That Suggests a Number of Pertinent
Queries as to Where Doran's
Men Ar.: At.
The correspondence b-.'ween J. C. Michael,
chairman of the Dcv -.-.ic Citizen-;' city
committee, and Theodore L. Schu/meier,
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 in favor of the plan,
and agreed to Bubmlt it to the Republican
city committee. When next seen, however,
this was upon April 23,' Mr. Schurmeler's
ideas had undergone a suddon and unex
plained change. The explanation of this
change may, perhaps, he 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. Sc'durmeier. 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
such a notice-" as had been suggested by the
Democratic committee. 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 of 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
be published. For Borne unexplained reason,
however, the-notlce, when published, did not
include any such statement, nor any an
nouncement ("hat the .committees would unite
in prosecutions of violations of the law. Im
mediately lipen discovering that the notice
published by the ciri clerk was not that
which had been agreed upon, Mr. Michael
addressed to .Mr. Schurmeier a letter of
which the following JS 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
. tion. . . ...
In view of the fact:that the city clerk has
omitted from the notice issued by him the
statement that the same is approved by the
executive committees of 'all parties, as he
agreed to do, our committee desires that the
enclosed notice" be published in the newspa
pers of the city over (Vnr joint signatures,
and also be-printed in circular form and be
posted and "distributafl in public places
throughout the city in older that the same
may receive as great notoriety as possible
and be an effective measis of securing a fair
and honest election. Itfadly advise me as
soon as possible if you approve of same, and
If so, p'.ease sign the syne and I will see to
Its publication and distribution at our joint
expense. Very truly yours,
v T —J. C. Michael.
Chairman Democratic-Citizens' Committee.
The notice referred -ttt as enclosed in Mr.
Michael's letter was tho following:
CAUTION AGAINST BRIBERY AT ELEC
The executive committees of the Repub
lican and Democratic-Citizens' 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 2. The following persons shall
also be deemed guilty of bribery at elections,
and shall be punished as in ibis 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 sliall be
guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall bo 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 ho 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, gives or 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 eleetlon, 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 threaten
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 Democratic-
Citizens' Committee, St. Paul, Minn.—Dear
Sir: In answer to your letter of tho 24th
inst. respecting the issuance of 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 daily 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
bo 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 facts 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 pledgo 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
tice act, and be permitted, through such
ignorance, to violate it, all for tho 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 Sew York and
TACOMA, Wash.. April "o.— Japanese Consul
Saito has received notice 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—) J—NO. 123.
MOB AWAITS HUH
ALLEGED FARGO WIFE BEATER
IN DANGER OF
GETS PAID IN HIS OWN COIN.
WOMAN'S BROTHER AVENGES HER
WRONGS IN A VIGOROLS
DISASTROUS WORK OF LIGHTNING.
Woman's Method of Stoppings Ran
on a Bunk—News of the
FARGO, N. D., April 30.—The Taylor-
Crum family ftud 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 thlrtj. or
forty citizens had been given a tip, and they
were there to see that the wife-beater would
get his just dues. Ho was pounded so
badly that he was carried to his office. Ex
citement was intense for a time, and In half
an hour fully 2uo 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 rot 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 tho 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 tho
latter to be the case, whereupon she refused
the money. Tho depositors at once grew
angry and threatened protest, which action j
would require their stepping out for a no- j
tary public, in which case she notified them j
that she would close the bank and suspend j
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 wa3 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
■truck Rasmus Johnson's barn, near Os
trander. The building, four horses, six cows, !
300 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.
Argned 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 for with Interest.
Special to the Globe.
PRESTON, Minn., April 30.—Subscriptions
are being taken for the construction of a i
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 nearlng completion and final ar
rangements for commencing active opera
tions upon Preston's $18,000 water works and
electric light system are being rapidly made.
I All work is to be completed before fall.
FULL Of SGnfiflELO
JUDGE KELLY KNOCKS OUT TU*<
PROP THAT HELD HIM
CONVENTION WAS ILLEGAL,
THEREFORE THE CERTIFICATES
UPON WHICH THE CLERK ,
ACTED ARE VOID.
THE NAMES COME OFF THE TICKEIf
And the Conspirator Will Drop Intoi
the Oblivion From Which
He Sprung-. .
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-*
itigly. not appear there. Neither will the
names of William Johnson, Michael J.
O'Rourke, John Bast Jr., Andrew N. Nelson,
A. H. Miller, Charlr-s Oerber, Peter Ver
goosen and others. The farce which Scan
nell, under the direction of tho 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 he 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 were
knocked out. The following iv the decision:
JUDGE KELLY'S DECISION.
State of Minnesota, County of Rani3ey— Disw
- trict Court, Second Judl-lal Distrtct.
In the matter of the application for the cor
rection of the official ballot provided for the
municipal election of the city of St. Paul,
appointed to be held on the sth day of May,
Anno Domini 1896.
This matter came on to be heard at the
court house in said city of St. Paul aud
county of Ramsey, on the 29th day of April,
Anno Domini UM, at 11 o'clock in the ioro->
noon, in pursuance of au order heretofore
issued by the undersigned, ono of the Judges
of said court, wherein, among other trills
it is ordered that Matt Jensen, city clerk of
the city of St. Paul. Ramsey county. Minne
sota, show cause, if any there be, before the
undersigned, at District Court Room num
bered 2, at ths court house, in the city of St.
Paul, on Wednesday, the '■'Jth day of April,
A. D. 1896. at 11 o'clock In the forenoou of
that day, why the official ballot by him pre
pared aud caused to be printed for use la
the municipal election for the city of SV
Paul, Ramsey county. Minnesota, appointed
to be held on the sth day of May, Anno Dom
ini 18M, should not be corrected and amended
by striking and omitting from t-ald official
ballot the names of the following-named p.■••
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 suid city clerk,
to have been nominated for office, viz.: Pat
rick D. Scannell. Democrat; William John
fcun, Democrat; Michael j. O'Rourke, D
crat; John Best Jr., Democrat; Charles Kar
tak. Democrat; Andrew N. Nelson. Democrat;
Anthony H. Miller, Democrat; Charles Qer>
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 "Demoi
crat," where the same stands alone and has
a political designation of and following the
names of tho following-named persons, to
wit: John Wagoner, Cornelius Gulncy,
Frederick Nelson, Oeorge Li rulwuy, Joseph,
Smith, Joseph Ehmiaiintraut Jr.. Edward J.
Murnane, John F. Krieger, Edward L. Mur
phy, Ernest G. Nagle. -
And it appeared to the satisfaction of the
court that said order and the accompanying
petition and affidavits had been duly served
as therein commanded, upon the said Matt
Jensen and each of the persons hereinbefore
named and affected thereby; and thereupon
tiie rii'ul Matt Jensen, by Walter L. Chapln,
Esq., his counsel, appeared in answ.-r to
said order and filed herein his answer there
to, and tho said George Lendway, hereinbe
fore named, appeared by Jarod Mow, Esq.,
his counsel, and in open court says he .make*
no objection to the granting of the prayer
of the petition, and asks the court that »!io
same be granted. And the said Charles'
Kartak and William Rodger, by John 11. Ives,
Esq., appeared, and, the court being •sttsflet)
of the fact (the counsel for the petitioners
agreeing thereto), that the said Charles Kar
tak and Wlillam Rodger are entitled to have
their name appear upon said official ballot,
the said John H. Ives, in open court, con
sented that with Bald modification the prayer
or' the petitioners be granted, and that the
word "Democrat" be stricken from and after,
the name of the said William Rodger and
Charles Kartak. And S. P. Crosby, Esq,* 1
appeared as counsel for the Bald William
Johnson, one of the parties hereinbef .ri)
named; no other answer or appearance be
ing made. The court thereupon, upon motloa
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 V>r
the petitioners, and having duly considered
the moving papers and the answer of the
said Matt Jensfn, and the argument of allr
tho counsel, and being now duly h'''«ed,
It Is hereby ordered and adjudged.
the prayer of the petitioners, aB hereinbefore
i modified, be and the came is hereby grant
! Ed, and the said Matt Jensen, city clerk of
the city of St. Paul, Ramsey county, is
| hereby "commanded forthwith to correct tho
' said official ballot hereinbefore referred to,
in the manner prayed In said petition, as
hereinbefore modified, viz., by striking and
omitting from said official ballot the names
of the following named persons, with the
name of the political party by which said
persons appear upon said ballot, aj shown
by the sampie ballot thereof now on file in
the office of said city clerk, to have been
nominated for office, viz.: Patrick D. 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
i ber, Democrat; Peter Vergoosen, Democrat;
Edward N. Hazzard, Democrat; and also by
striking and omitting from Bald official bal
lot the word "Democrat" where the same
stands alone and has a political designation
of aud 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, Edward 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. «fsistant
city clerk, and that the same be filed and
preserved In the office of said city clerk'
as his warrant for his action thereunder.
Dated at St. Paul, this 30th duy of April,
Anno Domini 1596. -
—William Louis Kelly.
District Judge. '
The following memorandum was attache*
to the decision by Judge Kelly:
Upon the moving papcrß and answer of
Matt Jensen, city clerk thereto two ques
tions arise: First, can this court look teh ad
the certificates of nomination filed with tne
city clerk and upon which he has acted and
under which the persons named in the moy
ln* rmpers claim place on the offl.zal ballot?
Second if the court can do so, was the as
! semblage of persons which met in the Mar
> ket hall in the city of St. Paul, on April 7,
1596 (claiming to be a convention of the
Democratic party), a convention of the Derno
crat'c party authorized to make nornlnat ons
for rr.unicli.al 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 18907
REASONING WAS LAME.
As bearing on the first question, section
43 of chapter 4, General Laws 1833. reads as
•'Whenever It shall appear by affidavit pre
sented to any Judge ©f the eupreme or dis-