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pi flglXY GLOBE
n PUBLISHED EVERY DAY
AT NEWSPAPER ROW,
COR. FOURTH AND MINNESOTA STS.
OFFICIAL PAPER OF ST. PAUL.
Payable in Advance.
Daily and Sunday, per Month. .BO
Dally and Sunday, Six Months . $2.75
Dally and Sunday, One Year . . 65.00
Dally Only, per Month ■ a a .40
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.Weekly, One Year . , ■ i fI.OO
Address all letters and telegrams to
THE GLOBE. St Paul, Minn.
EASTERN ADVERTISING OFFICE, ROOM
617, TEMPLE COURT BUILDING, NEW
WASHINGTON BUREAU, 1405 F ST. N. W.
Complete files of the Glob* always kept
on hand for reference.
WASHINGTON, April 30.—Forecast for
Friday: Minnesota: Fair, preceded by
showers in extreme nortnern portion; vari
i Wisconsin! Generally fair; light to
jfresh southerly winds, becoming variable.
South Dakota: Generally fair; variable
North Dakota! Fair; cooler in western
portions; westerly winds.
Montana: Fair; warmer; westerly winds.
United States Department of Agriculture,
Weather Bureau, Washington, April 30, 6:48
p. m. Local Time, 8 p. m. 75th Meridian
Time.—Observations taken at the same mo
ment of time at all stations.
. Place. Ther. Place. Ther.
St Paul 58 Qu'Appelle GO
Suluth 46 Winnipeg 42
uron 64 "
Bismarck 56 Buffalo 70-78
Wllllston 64 Boston 50-52
Havre ..,. 56 Cheyenne 50-54
Helena 48 Chicago 66-G8
Edmonton 58 Helena .... 48-50
Battleford 56 Montreal 48-58
Prince Albert 62 New Orleans 78-84
Calgary 50 Pittsburg 62-70
Medicine Hat 58 New York 4S-54
Bwift Current 56 Winnipeg 42-46
Barometer, 29.57; thermometer, 56; relative
"humidity, 75; wind, southwest; weather,
cloudy; maximum thermometer, 59; minimum
thermometer, 53; daily range, 6; amount of
rainfall In last twenty-four hours, .02.
RIVER AT 8 A. M.
Gauge Danger Height of
Reading. Line. Water. Change.
St. Paul 14 7.5 *0.3
La Crosse 10 9.9 —0.2
Davenport 15 8.4 *0.8
St Louis 30 12.6 *1.0
Note—Barometer corrected for temperature
and elevation. P. F. Lyons. Observer.
THROWN OUT OF COURT.
The rascals who attempted to steal
the name and organization of a great
and honorable political party, and the
rascals who aided and abetted them
in the hope of political advantage, re
ceived a knock-out blow at the hands
of Judge'Kelly yesterday. The con
fidence of the people in their cause,
and in. the independence and honor of
the court was justified. The city clerk
was ordered by Judge Kelly to strike
from the ballot the names of the Scan
nell conspirators, and to erase the
word "Democrat" from the official bal
lot. This is the end of a nefarious at
tempt to throttle the people and de
stroy their political rights.
The memorandum handed down by
Judge Kelly in connection with his
order to the city clerk is as admirable
as it is forceful In terms. The court
finds that the argument advanced by
the Republican attorneys fqr Scannell
Is "lame of two feet." It is thus in
rather a'worse case than any conten
tion that usually appears in a court of
justice. Judge Kelly pushes aside the
assumption that the court cannot look
behind the certificate of nomination of
alleged candidates. If the clerk's of
fice is purely ministerial, so that ha
has no authority to detect, prevent or
punish fraud, and if the court had
none, then it would follow that any
outrage upon the ballot must be with
out redress. This is not only con
trary to common sense and hostile to
the very existence of honest govern
ment, but it Is a question already de
cided by the supreme court of the
As to the second point, whether or
not the Scannell convention which met
at Market hall was a legal convention
of the Democratic party of the city of
St. Paul, the opinion of the judge is
equally sweeping and decisive. He
finds that the city committee was not
properly organized; that no primary
election deserving of the name was
held in the city to elect delegates to
this convention, and that "every pro
vision of the primary law was dis
regarded." Therefore, the certificates
placed before the city clerk by the
Scannell gang were void, and the
parties to the conspiracy have no
standing in the court.
The judge bases his decision, prop
erly and admirably, upon the broad
ground of public policy and public
right. Such an attack as was made by
Scannell, acting under the advice and
with the assistance of the Republican
city committee, upon the freedom and
honesty of elections, is a vital assault
upon liberty itself. As the judge says:
"If the fountain be polluted, the stream
must be impure." To protect the pri
maries is the first duty of the legis
lature and the courts. Having enacted
laws looking to this end, the people
will not permit them to be overridden
This ends the Scannell episode In the
municipal campaign. In the later stages
of its decay it had no interest or im
portance to the voters except for the
encouragement and support which it
has received from the Republican par
ty. With singular effrontery it has
disclosed its share in keeping the Scan
nell gang before the public no longer
as even alleged representatives of any
faction of Democracy, but as the tools
and creatures of city Republicanism.
The righteous decision of Judge Kelly,
Independent "and fearless as the people
who know him best expected it to be X
falls with less crushing weight upon
Scannell, who is a creature insensible
to disgrace, than it does upon men who
have stood behind him in honorable
guise, and,hoped to use him for their
OOM PAUL'S STIFF BACKBONE.
Consternation reigned In England
when the cable brought the startling
news from the Transvaal that the court
had sentenced to death four of the ring
leaders In the Johannesburg conspir
acy, and imposed heavy fines, im
prisonment and banishment on a large
number of others. Secretary Cham
berlain was so disconcerted that he
sent a rather undiplomatic message
to President Kruger, practically for
bidding the execution of the sentences.
All London was excited, and the event
was the universally discussed topic.
England had run against an unusual
customer. A mouse had dared to bite
the lion's paw. An insignificant repub
lic in South Africa, inhabited by stu
pid Boers, crowded back from their
first settlements to make room for
English colonists, all but surrounded
by English territory, infested by large
numbers of restless spirits drawn
thither by the discoveries of gold; this
petty republic presumed to make the
men who had conspired against its
life pay the death penalty for their
contumacy. No wonder England was
One cannot but admire the back
bone with which President Kruger has
met every phase of the situation since
Jameson's ride ended so disastrously
at Dornkoop. With consummate diplo
macy he handed, over to English au
thorities the captured raiders to be
tried in English .-courts for the viola
tion of their own laws against violat
ing national treaties. With sturdy in
dependence he declined Chamberlain s
invitation to come to England to revise
the convention of 1884. With dignity
he rejected the assumption of suzer
ainty by England. And now, with
wise humanity he tempers the severe
justice of the law, which awards death
as the punishment for treason, with a
commutation of the sentence passed on
the Johannesburg conspirators. Paul
Kruger has shown himself a worthy
descendant of his Dutch ancestors,
and he has taught England a lesson
she will not forget when events bring
her again in contact with the Boers.
ON THE RUN.
Yesterday marked the turning point
of the municipal campaign. Since the
nominations were made the chances
have been apparently evenly balanced,
except for the general determination
among business men to vote for Mr.
Cullen as the representative of the
people's interests as opposed to the
machine. There was a great body of
Republicans, however, to whom appeal
had been made strenuously in the
name and for the sake of party, who
had not fully decided to cut loose from
their ordinary affiliations,' even for the
sake of good government. They had
been half persuaded into the belief that
Mr. Doran and the men who are back
of him would be inclined to give us a
good administration, and were not per
sonally involved in the less admirable
aspects of the campaign. The appear
ance and personal participation in the
proceedings in the district court of
leading Republican attorneys as the
counsel of Scannell threw a search
light upon this campaign that revealed
its true features. Decent and honor
able Republicans all over the city
were shocked to behold the Republican
campaign identified with a crowd of
men whom Democrats have renounced,
and whom they yet expect to visit with
the punishment of the laws that they
It was an eye-opener to the Repub
licans of this city when Patrick D.
Scannell, silent under the tremendous
indictment framed against him, hav
ing no word to say in his own defense,
could have his wretched case cham
pioned personally by Mr. Chapin, and
could connect with it the names of
such Republicans as Mr. Lightner and
Mr. Clapp. It was as if the lid had
been taken off the whole Republican
campaign in this city, and the un
cleanness of its contents revealed to
the people's gaze. From that moment
we believe that the fate of the Re
publican ticket was sealed. Republican
workers openly confess now that their
sole reliance for success Is upon the
voters who are in sympathy with
Scannell, and whom he can carry over
with him to their side. Scannell has
become, all of a sudden, a most Im
portant issue In this campaign. From
a mere low conspirator, detected in a
political crime, he has risen to the
dignity of arbiter of the Republican
fortunes. Do the Republican voters
of St. Paul believe in and admire
Scannell? Do the men who have been
willing to support Mr. Doran and the
ticket which he heads think that, as
good citizens and honorable men, they
can condone the outrage of associat
ing the Republican cause with the
This is the question which Repub
licans yesterday were answering every
where in the negative. This is the is
sue that has decided hundreds of men
who believe in decent politics, and in
rebuking corrupt practices and low al
liances, to set the seal of their ap
proval upon the decision of Judge
Kelly by branding, with their condem
nation and contempt, the party and the
cause which, in this election, has chos
en voluntarily to identify itself and its
fortunes with the political adventurer
who is scorned by honest men today.
THE GLOBE INDORSED.
We quote below the concluding para
graph of Judge Kelly's decision:
This is not a question where a properly
chosen and regularly convened convention of
a political party has met, and division or
bolting, so called, has afterwards occurred.
Such was People ex. reL Eaton vs. District
Court of Arapahoe County et aL (Colo.), 31
Pac. Rep., 339; and Shields et al. vs. Jacob et
al., 88 Mich., 164 (50 N. W. Rep., 105), cited
by respondent*- Jensen's counsel. In those
cases the court declined to undertake to de
termine which faction represented the party.
Here it is different; the Democratic party
never held any convention regularly called
and properly convened, composed of dele
gates elected according to law. The con
vention represented no party, and binds no
This-cuts into the broad, general facts
of the question of the observance of pri
mary law on our statute books, and
the legality of the convention which
met at Market hall, and falsely and
fraudulently assumed to nominate a
ticket for the Democratic party. This
is the final word of the law and the
courts in the matter. It is absolute
justice, and commands the approval of
all right-thinking men. The Globe
is naturally, well pleased to find so
THE SAINT PAUL DAILY GLOBE: FRIDAY MORNING, MAY 1, 18**o.
thorough-going an indorsement of the
position that it long ago assumed.
Before this Scannell convention as
sembled, the Globe declared that it
did not represent the Democratic party;
that it was illegal, and that it could not
claim, of right, allegiance from any
one. From our Issue of Tuesday,
April 7, the morning before this con
vention was called to disorder, we
quote the following editorial declara
A convention will meet In this city today
claiming to represent the Democratic party
of St Paul. • * * Let there be "ho mis
understanding on the part of its members,
as there shall be no mincing on ours. This
as there shall be no mincing of words on ours.
This convention is not a Democratic body. It
is not a representative body. It represents
only a city committee, which, after obtaining
control of the party organization by a bit of
sharp practice, has used it to ignore, ostra
cize and disfranchise the Democratic voters
of St Paul. It meets without the creden
tials of Democracy. It is on assemblage of
private citizens, many of them of Irreproach
able character and high views of public duty,
but called together by the personal command
of a few officious offenders, without party or
warrant and without the sanction of any
This was the declaration of inde
pendence promulgated by the Globe
before the alleged Democratic conven
tion assembled, based upon a knowl
edge of the facts, founded deep in the
law of this state and in the principles
of justice and order, at whose call the
Democrats of this city rose in their
might to smash the infamous con
spiracy that is now drawing Its last
disgraceful breath under the tender
ministrations of a Republican city
committee. It Is explicitly indorsed
by the words of an honest and fearless
man from the bench, who regards
neither individual nor party in inter
preting and enforcing the law. The
Globe is not only gratified with the
practical outcome of a controversy
which leaves the organization known
as the Democrat-Citizens' the only ex
isting representative of Democracy,
but it is naturally well satisfied to
find the decision which It took three
weeks ago. in advance of the action
by this convention, and only upon
knowledge of the illegal and outrageous
proceedings of the Scannell committee,
sustained and ratified by the bench.
MICHIGAN HEARD FROM.
If there are anywhere any Demo
crats who have felt a faintness of
heart coming on as they read the re
portsofthe Democratic conventions held
this year In the Southern states, with
their uniform resolutions in favor of
coining 52 cents' worth of silver into a
legal tender dollar, and felt that a
fight against this recrudescence of the
old heresy of greenbackism in the par
ty was hopeless, and that the old cause
of Democratic hard money might as
well be abandoned, the word that
comes from Michigan should reassure
them. It should convince them that
there is more noise than numbers
among the silver Democrats, and that,
if they are resisted, and an honest,
square effort made to secure a full rep
resentation of the sound money ele
ment, success is sure.
The Michigan case is especially illus
trative of the assurance with which
the body of Democrats can be appealed
to to stand by their money traditions
and principles. Michigan Democrats,
like those of Ohio, have always been
weak on the financial question. It was
by their fusion with the Greenbackers
that Gov. Begole was elected, the final
result of which was that, when the
greenback craze effervesced in impal
pable gas, the party was submerged
until the tariff issue, with its moral
basis, gave it new life and won it vic
tories in the congressional districts,
and a respectable numerical standing
in the state. The plunge of Michigan
Democrats into dishonest finance, at
tended with the same results that fol
lowed everywhere where that act of
folly was committed, should be a les
son not lost now when the same old
forces, revived and silver-plated, are
endeavoring again to disrupt our par
If the margin of majority was small,
It is none the less significant. So vo
ciferous have been the claims of the
silver men of their strength that it
was generally conceded outside the
state that they would carry it Up to
the day of the convention they boasted
that their delegates outnumbered the
gold standard men two to one. And
yet, when it came to a "show-down,"
they were In a minority of fifty-eight
The effect of this contest in Michigan
will be beneficial. It will assure the
gold standard Democrats In every
Northern state of what can be accom
plished if each and all of them
make the proper effort. In such dif
fering movements It is always the
conservative element that is the least
active; it is the iconoclasts, the men
bent on change, on pulling down, who
are the noisy fellows, and whose activ
ities never flag. They are the agi
tators, always a busy set of bodies,
always annoyingly persistent, and
sometimes pestiferous. But when the
sedate, conservative element, always
the majority, does arouse itself and
put its energies into action, it proves
itself the dominant element What
Michigan honest money Demo
crats have done will encour
age men of similar convictions
in other states to Imitate. What
Michigan has done will now be done
by the Democrats in the remaining
states of the North.
Pennsylvania Democracy follows
Massachusetts and presents the name
of one of her sons, ex-Gov. Pattison, to
the coming national convention as«a
suitable and worthy man to select to
lead the Democratic host in the na
tional campaign. Like the Democrats
of Massachusetts, the Democrats of
Pennsylvania, recognizing that the real-
Issue, stripped of misleading terms, is
either a gold standard with silver or
a silver standard without gold, declare
plainly for the gold standard. So far
in the progress of the Democratic cam
paign the party has presented to it
three names, each identified with the
cause of the gold standard—Carlisle,
Russell and Pattison. So far, Demo
cratic state conventions east of the
Mississippi and north of the Ohio have
all declared for the maintenance of
the gold standard as established sixty
two years ago when Andrew Jackson
So far. Democratic state.'conventions
that have declared for silver green-
backism have been either those held
in the silver-producing states, where
the cause of silver Is but another of
Hancock's "local issues," or in the
South, where, except in a few bright
spots, Democratg know nothing about
the currency and pare less. So far,
not one of the "Southern states, while
vociferous for fifty-cent dollars, has
presented to the national Democracy
the name of a single candidate except
the border state of Missouri, which had
the ineffable foolhardiness to present
the unspeakable-Bland, whom his own
congressional dijstrfct has discarded.
The attitude of these Southern Demo
crats, then, Is "Good Lord, any one for
a candidate, but give us free silver."
What is there about conditions South
that tends to put Democrats there on
the wrong side of great questions?
It was so on the slavery question. It
was so on the question of the right
of a state to dissolve the bonds of na
tional unity. Its representatives, with
a few honorable exceptions, have not
hesitated to compromise Democratic
tariff principles whener*er local ad
vantages would follow. And it is con
spicuously so now on this question of
whether the exchanges of this coun
try shall be measured by a gold or a
silver standard. They plunged the
country Into a civil war, and the
taint of their treason clung to the na
tional party tenaciously for decades.
The severe punishment of misgovern
ment that followed was but the an
swer to their own invitation. Now,
by their attitude on this money ques
tion, they again invite the overwhelm
ing defeat of their party and the re
turn of the party to power of whose
vindictive malevolence they were so
long the victims. Every interest of the
South is bound up with the success of
Democratic principles, and yet, Im
pelled by a fallacy rooted in Ignorance
of its inevitable economic effects, they
assume a position which, if taken by
the national convention, insures a de
feat only equaled? by that of 1872. Must
they again go to school for a long
term under that severe taskmaster, ex
perience, before they can learn that
even for political parties, honesty Is
the best policy?
Max Nordau might find in Repub
lican conventions another text on "The
Degenerates." We had a graphic pict
ure a few weeks ago of a row in the
Texas state convention, in which a
stalwart negro, one Cluny, was
sketched rushing to the platform,
brushing aside the men who obstructed
his path as a cyclone clears its way,
and dominating the convention by
sheer brute force. Wednesday the
negroes in the Georgia convention
nearly caused a riot, and bolted be
cause the colored brother was not rec
ognized in the national delegation.
Then In Illinois the party of law and
order, decency and morality, exhibited
the "Hon. Buck McCarthy," brushing
aside the chairman of the state com
mittee, seizing a bundle of admission
tickets and coolly walking off with
them, while the crowd contented them
selves with being angry. Later, in a
district convention, the same bully
started a row in which revolvers were
drawn, heads were broken With chairs
for weapons, and no one in the con
vention but was more or less battered.
Ex-Senator Edmunds is robbed of
one of his laurels. It was he who -in
sisted, when, in '90, sugar bounties were
going around, that the Vermont maple
sugar makers should have a slice of
the ham. And now Vermont Repub
licans proclaim McKinley as their
The common estimate of the vote of
Minnesota at St. Louis is eighteen for
McKinley. It should not be forgotten,
however, that four of the delegates
are instructed for Davis. These are
the men from the Fourth and Sixth
districts. They may vote for McKinley,
and then, again, they may not
The Pioneer Press placed Doran's
plurality at 3,500 on Monday, and said
on Thursday that he had gained 25
per cent in three days. Still, we sup
pose nobody in this community will
accuse the Pioneer Press of talking
through its hat.
So much ado was made by the pa
pers about the disappearance of Mm
nesota lakes in recent years that the
weather bureau was moved to order
their refilling. This is but another trib
ute to the power-of the press.
Did it ever occur to our enthusiastic
Republican friendfe that the Democratic
nominee for president might be Rob
ert E. Pattison, and that the electoral
vote of Pennsylvania might be for
him? Stranger things have happened.
Mr. Carlisle makes pointed remarks
without the use of many words occa
sionally. Asked if he were going to
pen an answer to Gov. Altgeld, he
AT THE THEATERS.
John Stapleton's company, which made such
an excellent Impression on the occasion of
their visit here in February, began a re
turn engagement of a week at the Metro
politan opera house last night. "Americans
Abroad" was the opening bill, and Sardou's
satire on the American tourist delighted a
large audience, even though more than one
thin skin might have been pierced by the
sharp shaft. Bernlce Wheeler, as the heir
ess, Florence Wlnthrop, was Irresistibly cap
tivating, while Mabel Strickland sustained
the admirable reputation she made for her
self as a delineator of ingenue roles on the
occasion of her previous visit Helen Strick
land, who was cast as the Baroness de Beau
mont, with an ambition to arrange mar
riages profitable to herself, portrayed a social
leader whose graces "of jaanner covered with
the charm of some J 4asclnatlon the still ap
parent designs of the selfish.
Paul Gllmore, as«. that lover Raymond,
showed himself, as fie gk& before, an artist
in a role which Is mSIT entirely prepossessing
of itself. *» -I
Morgan Glbney's bonijholder from N'Yawk
was a dainty bit of and Herbert
Sears' lackadaisical French social butterfly
was a refined and cateful study.
C. H. Lienau, of St. Paul, is not in ac
cord with the Democratic party, and has
ceased to act with it for the present. Our
memory is a little bad, but—let us see—didn't
Mr. Lienau want some office that he didn't
get from this administration ?—Wabasha Her
Yes. collector of Internal revenue.—St.
• * •
The sincerity of politics shown np very
nicely in St. Paul when the Democrats nomi
nate a "clesn" man for mayor, as they have j
in the preeent e»se. ard ih^ R**"«H»"*«w«^ kirk I
on him. They kicked el Bob Smith be—vase
he was "re of the h'hovu apd they *.-;""r 01 [
Cullen because be isn't, and tbey would Jr'^i- j
on th«* -ans-el Gabriel if he came <inwn to lead ]
the Democratic hosts.—Fairmont News. '
BOOIi! THE ItlßiW
NEWLY FORMED ASSOCIATION DE
CIDES TO PUSH THE PROJECT
CITY WILL BE CANVASSED
TO ENLIST THE INTEREST OF ALL
CLASSES OF CITIZENS
ONLY DISPUTE AS TO THE SALE
Of the Market Hoase Property la
One as to When It Should
The initial working meeting of the
St. Paul Public Library association
was held at the Commercial club last
night. The attendance was good, over
half of the city precincts being rep
resented. The session lasted a little
over an hour, and at its conclusion
the plans and methods of arousing
public sentiment in favor of a public
library building had assumed a more
In opening the meeting Chairman
MacKean stated briefly the nature of
the association and the object of the
gatherings. Mr. MacKean said that
all the candidates for city offices, ir
respective of party, who had been ap
proached regarding the public library
question had all expressed their sym
pathy with the movement.
Mr. MacKean then explained the plan
to be followed In the distribution of
certain circulars by the members of
the association. One of the circulars is
a petition to be signed by legal voters
of the city. The petition expresses
hearty approval of the sale of the Mar
ket bouse property at the earliest date
when a fair price can be obtained
therefor and the devotion of the pro
ceeds to the purchase of a site and the
erection of a public library thereon.
The petition concludes with a request
to the common council of the city to
take such action at the earliest possible
moment. The precinct members of the
association will circulate this petition
as extensively as possible.
The association will also take active
measures to increase its membership.
To this end a membership roll has been
prepared, which reads as follows:
"We, the undersigned, hereby enroll
ourselves as members of the St. Paul
Public "Library association, and prom
ise to do all in our power to further
the objects of that organization."
Authorized representatives of the as
sociation will call upon citizens and
request them to sign the membership
roll. The annual dues are 25 cents,
and upon payment of this sum and
signing the roll, any citizen may be
come a member of the association.
Chairman MacKean stated that the
objects of the association were:
1. To aid In securing a suitable public
library building at the earliest possible time.
2. After the building has been secured, to
sec that the annual appropriation of city
funds to the public library is at least ade
quate to Its proper support and development,
which is not now the case.
3. To act as an auxiliary to the public
library board, in the obtaining of contribu
tions of valuable books, manuscripts, paint
ings, statuary, etc., and In general for the
greatest possible enrichment of the library
and its surroundings.
Hiram F. Stevens said a few words relative
to the proposition to sell thrf market house
property. Senator Stevens did not see any
reason why the taxpayers should object to the
sale of the market house property. All con
versant with the situation agreed that the
property should be sold, if a fair price could
be obtained for it, but differed as to the time
of sale. The delay heretofore was due to lack
of unanimity of action. But in the end, If
enough petitions are presented, the city coun
cil could be depended upon to carry out the
will of the people.
T. D. O'Brien made a brief speech, in the
course of which he pointed out the city's duty
to take such action regarding the market
house propertj»as would make it yield a reve
nue. If sold and the property Improved, It
would not only yield taxes to the city, but It
would Increase the value of the adjacent prop
erty. Mr. O'Brien, like Senator Stevens,
dwelt upon the great need of a public library
At this Juncture F. H. Griggs, of the ex
ecutive committee, said that the services of
1,300 or 1,400 graduates of the high school
would be enlisted to arouse and help spread
the public library sentiment throughout the
Mr. MacKean thought that if the city could
get a fair price now for the market house
property it would be wiser to sell it at once
rather than to wait for three or four years.
George McCree, speaking In behalf of the
labor Interests, remarked that the working
classes had greater need of a free public
library than the lawyers, ministers and other
professional men who had libraries of their
own, and that he would see that the work
ingmen would bring their Influence to bear
In support of the objects of the association.
C. C. Andrews brought the meeting to a
close with a few words concerning the stim
ulus to the building Industry that would re
sult from the erection of a library building.
In proof of this. Gen. Andrews reminded
his hearers of the activity In building which
immediately followed the erection of the
Ryan hotel, as soon afterward the Manhat
tan, New York Life, Germanla Life and the
Endicott buildings were erected.
After adjournment fifty or more signa
tures were affixed to the membership rolL
LOOKS DARK FOR WATSON.
Box of Bogus Money Found Near
When Capt. Walsh, of the United States se
cret service, had concluded his examination of
Charles P. Watson and J. E. Duncan, who
were arrested by Officer Olberg, of the Mar
garet street station, last Monday, for passing
counterfeit silver dollars, he stated that the
men were undoubtedly members of an organ
ized gang of counterfeiters, who were operat
ing a plant In this city. Late Wednesday aft
ernoon his suspicions were partially verified
by the finding of forty-two bogus silver dol
lars concealed on Watson's premises.
The find was made by John Slrcland, who
was moving Into a small cottage on the same
lot and immediately in the rear of Watson's
Mr. Sircland was removing the banking
which had been placed about the cottage for
the winter. As he was shoveling the dirt from
under the front steps, he came upon a large
tin box containing the counterfeit money.
Sircland suspected the nature of the coin,
and not'ft d the Prior avenue police authori
ties, who turned the box and its contents over
to Capt. Walsh.
The coins bear the same dates of those
passed by Watson and Duncan, and are sup
posed to have been made by the same molds.
FIREMEN AT A BALL.
Minnehaha Lodge, B. of L. F., Cele
brates an Anniversary.
Minnehaha Lodge No. bl, Brotherhood of
Locomotive Firemen, celebrated its twentieth
anniversary with a ball at Market hall last
night. It was a thoroughly enjoyable affair.
Nearly 200 couples occupied the floor. The
hall was tastefully decorated with signal
flags and lights, red. white, blue and green,
and -a row of locomotive headlights blazed
from the front of the stage. An appetizing
supper, prepared by the ladles' auxiliary,
i was served at midnight.
The event of the evening took place shortly
! after 10 o'clock, when Assistant County At
! torney Stan Donnelly, on behalf of the lodge,
! presented a.basdsome gavel to J. J. Hanna
i ban, the vice, grand master of the Brother-
I hood of Locomotive Firemen. Mr. Hanna
han responded with a brief speech. In which
he expressed his gratitude for the token of
appreciation bestowed upon him, and also
took occasion to pay a tribute to the ladies'
auxiliary of lodge 61, which they Organized a
month ago. Mr. Hannahan reiterated his con
fidence in the friendship and generosity of J.
J. Hill toward railroad employes to which he
gave expression in yesterday's Globe.
James Slavin also made a short speech which
-•as well received, and Mrs. Joseph Flood,
the president of the ladles' auxiliary, gave a
brief account of its organization.
THEY TEACH THE REDS.
Tutors of the Nation's Wards Visit
Maj. Charles D. Rakestraw. of Washing
ton, D. C. supervising inspector of United
States Indian schools, was at the Windsor
yesterday in company with Supt. W. F. Can
field, of the Fort Totten Indian school. These
gentlemen will be In the city several days,
arranging for the session of the St. Paul
institute of teachers in the government In
dian schools. There are three such insti
tutes each year, one at San Francisco, cover
ing the schools along the Pacific coast; one
at Lawrence, Kan., covering the schools
south of Wyoming and Nebraska, and one in
the Northwest covering the rest of the coun
try. The Northwestern institute, generally
' held at St Paul, as It was two years ago,
Is by far the most important Its schools
embrace more than half of the 25,000 Indian
children now being educated by the govern
ment. The St. Paul Institute will be held in
the hall of representatives at the state capi
tol from July 20 to July 25. There will be
present at least 500 teachers, who will bring
with them to this city many friends In ad
Inspector Rakestraw is much encouragei
by the progress of Indian education.
He says that the government is giving an
education in the ordinary branches to 25.C00
out of 40,000 Indian children of school age.
"The Indian," adieu* -Ikldj. P.akcstraw in
cnvcrsation yesterday With tlic Ci .be,
"is by no means dull. He is naturally -in
artist, and can generally write and draw
very easily. He learns to read without
trouble and ho has a fine mind for geogra
phy. As most people know, he is gifted with
eloquence, and is really very logical In
his arguments. But he does not take kindly
to mathematics, especially those of the high
er grade. In his mind on algebraical equa
tion is bad medicine, and an geometrical for
nula Is a scheme to deprive him of his res
et vaUon. Now, morally, the red brother Is
considered perfect only when decently buried.
But, really, after coming In contact with
Indians of all tribes, I think they average
up very well with the white man. The
trouble Is the average Indian has been to
the white man's school before we get hold
of him. That school was the education In
every vice given the Indians by the low white
men who formerly occupied the frontier —
\shlte men who In any civilized community
would, with few exceptions, have been con
sidered of the lowest stamp, and who were
often of the criminal class. The natural
wild Indian has a certain sense of personal
r-oror, and If he can be caught young, like
Dr. Johnson's Scotchman, the Indian can be
made into a very respectable citizen. Dr.
Montezuma, originally a wild Apache, is now
practicing medicine In Chicago and Is very
successful. A young Indian from Minnesota
was In Washington lately and had the court
been In session he would have been admitted
to practice before the supreme court. Some
of the educated Indians go back into bar
barism, but they don't number one-fourth of
the whole. They rarely retrograde very far.
But when an Indian puts on a blanket and
goes back to his tepee most people think he
has lost his education with his coat and his
morality with his log cabin. That's by no
means the case. Half-breeds are worse mor
ally than genuine redskins. They have all
the vices of both races, like most mongrel's,
especially as their white blood came usually
from people who would only be respectable
behind iron bars."
MR. SENG'S ASSISTANTS.
County C'oramiiiftloner Kellernian Is
on the List.
Following are tho names of the men Coun
ty Assessor Seng has appointed as his as
sistants to make the personal property as
sessment next month: John Lohman, Henry
Yost. D. W. Sltta, Charles G. Warburton,
J. H. Hayes, J. R. Blackwell. S. E. Keller
man, H. R. Bachofen, Peter Daly, C. H.
Bronson, H. A. Campbell, D. A. Cudworth,
John A. Kecs, Edward Larkln, William F.
Pieper, A. P."*Wright, for North St. Paul
and New Canada; Nlch Hermes for Rose
town; L. Bures for the town of White Bear;
Fred Murray for the village of White Bear;
James Powers for Mounds View and New
It will be noticed that the name of S. E.
Kellerman Is on the list, and it may not be
considered Impertinent to ask whether a man
can hold two offices at once, even though ho
be a Republican. Mr. Kellerman Is a mem
ber of the board of county commissioners.
Could a county commissioner hold the posi
tion of assessor without resigning from tho
board? If not, how can he hold the posi
tion of assistant assessor?
LABOR'S SOCIAL LIFE.
Kvi-iiis of a Happy Nature at As
The St Paul Pressmen's union will give
Its annual ball at Assembly hall tomorrow
evening. Thomas Yould, the president of
the organization, says that all arrangements
have been perfected, that the best music In
the city has been engaged for the occasion,
and that the supper will be something be
yond the ordinary. The boys have numer
ous friends in the city who will no doubt
turn out and help to make it a success.
Typographical Union No. 30 will meet Sun
day afternoon In Assembly hall. Business
of considerable importance will come before
tho meeting, and, among other measures, the
report of the secretary-treasurer. A full at
tendance is requested.
• • •
After adjournment of the bricklayers'
union last evening cigars and other refresh
ments were passed around, and the boys in
dulged in social converse, Binging, etc., until
WOKS OP BOXIFACES.
Lodging- Home Keepers Have to
Call in Police.
W. H. Herbster, who claims to have been
a cook for Gov. Clough, either at his home
or in one of his logging camps, was arrested
by Officer O'Neill last evening, charged with
breaking down the door of the apartments at
63 East Seventh street, which he occupied un
til his recent ejectment by the landlady, Mrs.
A young man named Sullivan was also ar
rested last night for creating a disturbance in
a lodging house at 412 Jackson street.
Solemn "Musical Vespers.
At St Mary's church this evening solemn
musical vespers will be given. The pro
gramme is as follows:
Domine ad Adjuvandum Moderate
Dixit Dominus Moderate
Beatus Vlr Gregorian
Laudate Pueri Zingarelll
Laudate Dominum Moderate
Regina Coell Lamblllotte
Tantum Ergo Donlzette-Large
115 Boys Wanted.
One hundred and fifteen boys are wanted to"
bring in election returns Tuesday night. Ap
ply at Room 208, second floor of the Pioneer
Press building, today at 2 o'elocfc. None but
reliable boys need apply.
Mission at St. Michael's.
A mission under the auspices of the Do
minican fathers, will be held at St. Michael's
church, in the Sixth ward, commencing on
the 17th of this month and continuing until
the 20th. The first week will be for the
women of the pariKh exclusively, while the
second will be for men only.
Visitors From Winnipeg;.
Among the callers at the Great Northern
general offices yesterday was Hon. James
Fisher, of Winnipeg, member for Russell in
the Manitoba government. Mr. Fisher ,1s a
member of the law firm of Ewart. - Pisher &
Wilson, which represents the. Northern Pa
cific road in Manitoba, ana" he eoj«Jys rthe dis
tinctlon of having been the first chairman of
the big reciprocity convention which war
held here In 1893.
TILL AFTER ELECTION
G. A. R. Committee Financiers Will
The G. A. R. headquarters general commit
tee Is lying sequestered and secluded during
tbe mad whirl of the municipal campaign.
Even the flamboyant banner that hung from
the outer walls to announce that the
committee had settled upon a permanent
perch. Is curled up bashfully In a corner.
Secretary Pinney takes half a day off every
twenty-four hours "in order to register."
The committee's stenographer.however. holds
her post with all the tenacity of an original
"comrade," or a Roman sentinel. She awaits
Mr. Pinney's momentary return with a wom
anly faith that Is truly touching. When he
returns "he'll have a nice lot of news, she's
While the general secretary was register
ing yesterday for the third time. Chairman
Summers said that he could tell exactly how
Vicksburg was captured, but he was not con
scious of a new fact about the encampment
finances. It had some finances now, and
would have many more before long. When
prominent cltlztns had elected both Cullen
and Doran. the prominent citizens would be
asked to write valuable checks payable to
Mr. Summers' committee. Then such checks
and others already received would be tabu
lated, and the tabulations would be spread
to blink the public eye. The result would
be more valuable checks and more blinks of
the same eye. But. until then and In the
meantime, the finance committee would be
In the next room Chairman Brigham, of
the accommodations committee, was examin
ing the model of a foldtng cot, designed by
Procrustes & Co., and constructed to double
the physical capacity of a popular hotel. Yes,
Mr. Brigham had received applications. Not
too many applications, but sufficient, to wit,
one application, the same being from Chip
pewa Falls, and intimating that the Falls
would export 200 comrades to St. Paul next
September. The 200 had not yet been as
signed. Headquarters, Indeed, had been given,
already to many departments whose delegates
were yet to be assigned quarters. New York,
Pennsylvania, Ohio, Illinois, all states whose
G. A. R. departments are large and Impor
tant, had as yet obtained no accommodations
for their delegates. Kansas, California, lowa,
Maine and Nebraska had obtained neither
headquarters nor delegate quarters. Many
other states were provided for only partly ot
not at all. In most cases the accommoda
tions committee was waiting for a formal
application from each department, specify*
ing what would be needed.
HE HUNG TO THE REINS.
August Slutner Hurt in a Payne Aye.
nue It ii nintny.
August Slutntr, a boy fifteen years old,
was Injured In a runaway accident on I'ayno
avenue last evening. The boy received a
severe but not dangerous cut in the back ot
the head. He was taken to Bodien's drug
store, where his wound was dressed, after
which the Margaret street patrol wagon con
veyed him to liis homo, 617 Maryland street.
Sluten, who drives the delivery wagon of
the Metropolitan bakery, and a young friend,
Samuel Rain, vera riding along Payne ave
nue when the horae became frightened at a
fluttering piece of paper and ran away. K.dn
escaped injury by Jumping before the animal
got well under way, but Slutner clung to th»
reins until the wagon collided with a lamp
post, when he was thrown violently against
TEMPLE OF FAME.
Secretary McGinnis Hus Many Ap«
plication* for Simce There.
The Commercial club is still receiving es
says on "St. Paul," essays whoso punctua
tion Is perfect and whose orthography is
without a flaw. Yesterday there arrived ona
tied with ribbon of a new hue. Secretary
McGinn's put it in a class by Itself. Aside
from Its distinctive ribbon, it was the first
essay to recall tho early legends of Men
dota and the first written in blank verso.
Secretary McGinnis is also classifying oth
er requests for space not in the temple of
fame, but In the exposition building at tha
state fair. These latter applications have
come from a number of prominent local firms
and are evidence of unusual interest in Urn
fair of 1896. Heretofore applications for
space have never been received earlier thau
the Ist of August.
BIDS ARE OPENED.
New Berrlsford Building to Go Ujj
Bids were opened yesterday for the con
struction of the new Berrisford building
on the corner of Sixth and Robert streets,
diagonally across from the New York Life In
surance company's building, which will n«
occupied when finished by George Benz &
Sons, the liquor dealers. The building will
be four Rtorles and a basement, 80x88 feet
on the ground floor, and will be unique in
Northwestern construction in that the base
ment will have roomy liquor vaults in tha
continental arched style, Just such a place
as one might fancy in the cellar of some
castle on the Rhine. The cost is estimated
at $50,000, although some of the bids aiV.
higher than that. The contract will probably
be awarded today.
LOCAL NEWS NOTES.
University Lodge No. 94. A. O. U. W-, will
give a ball tomorrow night at Mozart hall.
The monthly pay roll of the board of
school Inspectors for April shows salaries
amounting to $40,220.95.
The report of the building Inspector for
the month of April shows that 152 building
permits were issued, aggregating $154,350,
and 26 plumbing permits, amounting to
Internal Revenue Receipts.
Tho receipts of the Internal revenue office
for the month of April aggregated $165,000,
and the receipts of tho customs house were
THE BUSY WORLD.
John Flittle, of Marysvllle, N. D., Is at the
Col. George H. Week 3, U. S. A., Is at the
M. H. Stanfleld. of Duluth, Is registered
at the Ryan.
L. E. White, of Cloquet, arrived yesterday
at the Ryan.
John D. Jordan, St. Louis, is stopping at
Rev. P. J. Fox, of Mapleton, Minn., Is at
C. M. Klrkpatrick, of Mankato, Is staying
at the Merchants'.
M. B. Rassel. Lake Denny, S. D., Is at
W. V. Kelly, Chicago, registered at the
G. E. Lathrop, of Boston, Mass., is a guest
at Hotel Metropolitan.
R. J. Holland, of White Earth, Is a
guest of the Merchants'.
C. N. Cosgrove and wife, of Le Sueur, are
guests of the Hotel Ryan.
I. M. Schlass. of Milwaukee, registered
yesterday at Hotel Metropolitan.
Ex-Collector J. Adam Bede. of Tower, Is
wearing conventional trousers at the Clar
H F Canfield, superintendent of the In
dian schqol at Fort Totten. N. D., 13 at the
Ex-Senator James McHale. of Shakopee.
is at the Clarendon, enjoying a week of the
Charles D. Rakestraw, of Washington, D.
C supervising inspector of United States
Indian schools, is registered at the Windsor.
Philadelphia Street Car Strike Did.
Hot Pan Out.
PHILADELPHIA. April 30.—The strike of
tho employes of the Union Traction company,
which was ordered by the central commlttoo
of the Amalgamated association to take place
at 4 o'clock this morning, has fallen flat.
Cars are running regularly on nearly every
branch of the company. The only noticeablo
Interruption is on the Fourth and Fifth street
division, where only about three-fourths of the
cars are running, but those which are In
operation are manned by the eld m- :-n.
Legislature Hnsi Adjourned.
ALBANY. April 30.-The state legislaure
has adjourned sine die.