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OFFICES 2» SOUTH FOURTH STREET.
A slight blaze was discovered last evening
in one of the approaches to the Laurel avenue
bridge. Engine Company No. 10 responded
on a still alarm and extinguished the fire
with little damage.
O. B. Vail, the versatile counterfcltor and
alleged bigamist, still languishes in the Hen
nepin county jail awaiting his trial, which
will come off at the September sitting of the
United States federal court.
Illustrated lectures on Ben Hur and John
Wesley will be delivered Friday and Monday
evenings, Aug. 21 and 24, by Rev. J. If, Wilk
inson at the Simpson M. E. church, under the
auspices of the Y. P. S. C. E.
Clyde J. Pryor. clerk of the district court
at Glencoe. McLeod county, was in Clerk
Dickey's office yesterday looking up the crim
inal flies of the office preparatory to the trial
of the two men charged with the murder of
the McLeod county sheriff.
Fredericka If. Speakman and John F.
Spcakman have become reconciled and in
consequence all the habeas corpus proceed
ings, suits for divorce, demands for ali
mony and attorney's fees, and all appearances
in court have been dropptd.
A serious aee'dent happened yesterday
ci ruing to Frank Pierson, driver for l)iv
i; i -n Chief Kinsley of the fire department,
»■ '1 he Is now at his home on Adams street,
bo' ween Spring and Summer streets, with a
badly cut head and disfigured face.
Before the regular monthly meeting of the
Minneapolis Credit Ifen'a association, which
was held Tuesday night at the rooms of the
Kasota block, George E. Higgins, of Anthony
Kelly & Co., read a paper on signed state
ments, and Attorney F. R. Hubachek read a
paper on assignments.
Leslie Zeiley, a dishwasher at the West
Hotel, died Tuesday night at the city hos
pital, after being ill about two hours. The
coroner was summoned and the body was re
moved to the county morgue. A post mortem
examination was held yesterday miming, re
vealing that he died of toxine poisoning. It
is supposed that he was poisoned from eating
A drum corps, which proposes to play a
lively part during the campaign, has been
organized in the Third ward with the follow
ing officer*: President. Jay McCur.e; vice
president. Myron Hingelt-y: secretary and
treasurer. Irven Wood. It will be called the
Eagle Drum Corps, and Messrs. Hale and
Sampson will be the directors.
Inspector Nle Smith has located 4,000 pounds
of copper wire belonging to the Northwestern
Telephone company which had been stored
in the basement of the Security warehouse.
After the fire it disappears d somewhere, but
after a systematic search the inspector found
nearly all of it In an adjoining basement.
William Goodside was-- fined $15 or fifteen
days yesterday morning by Judge Holt for as
sault and battery, the complaint being sworn
out by Officer Dahl, of the South Side station.
The defendant was one of the two men who
entered Swanson's cigar store last Sunday
evening, bought cigars, refused to pay for
them, and started a small-sized riot.
Frank Grubb. in tattered clothes, unshaven
face and unshod feet, appeared before Judge
Holt yesterday morning charged with
vagrancy. He told the court that he had been
at work for some time and when pressed for
an answer to the question where he worked,
he admitted at the workhouse. The court
gave him ninety days straight. Mr. Grubb
has been at the workhouse, during the past
3t>D days ju.st 3-S0 days.
Robert Jasper, an alleged vagrant, was ar
rested last evening by Patrolman Chamber
lain, of the East side, and placed in the cen
tral police station. The charge upon which
he is held is a blanket one, as he is accused
of slyly entering the butcher shop at 211 Sev
enth street southeast and endeavoring to rob
the till. He was engaged in the act when
the proprietor discovered him before he could
cipher out the combination.
F. L. Schoonmaker and family have just
returned from the East.
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Clark are spending a
few weeks in Big Stone county.
Miss Charlotte M. Dubach. of Hannibal,
Mo., Is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. E. W.
Miss Jane Redfleld. 1817 Portland avenue, !
has returned from a three weeks' visit at
Mrs. Julius Xewgorf and daughters are
spending a fortnight at Monticello, the guests
of Mr*. B. Brodeson.
Mrs. J. F. R. Foss and Miss Foss will give
a reception from 2 until 6 this afternoon at
their residence, 231 Oak Grove street.
H. L. Gordon, of Los Angeles, Cal., and
formerly a resident of Minneapolis, is visiting
his daughter, Mrs. Hedderly, 1820 Clinton
The Ladies' Aid society of Salem Lutheran
church gave a lawn social last evening at the
residence of Mrs. G. A. Bader, 3009 Fremont
Ifiaaea Stickney, Sophie Skeredingstad and
Florence Crossly have returned from Still
water, where they were the guests of Miss
Leah Rebekah Lodge No. 66, I. O. O. F.,
will hold an ice cream social this evening at
the residence of Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Blaw,
3509 First avenue south.
Mrs. Manley P. F. Cates left last evening
for Europe to join her husband, who is sur
geon on the cruiser Minneapolis, now cruising
along the Atlantic coast.
The people of Ascension parish will meet
this evening at the pastor's residence, 1725
Bryant avenue north, to arrange a reception
for Father Harrington on his expected return
PRETTY HOME WEDDING.
Miss Cora Smith Becomes Mrs. (ban.
A pretty home wedding occurred last even
ing at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. John W.
Arctander, 3447 Lyndale avenue south when
their niece. Miss Cora Ella Smith, was mar
ried to Charles Lorraine Scott. Rev. J. Mur
ray Atwood performed the ceremony. The
house was daintily decorated with potted
palms and flowers. A mass of tall palms in
the parlor by a window made an effective
background for the dainty toilets of the wed
ding party. As Miss Mary Bartholomew
softly played the Mendelssohn wedding march
ou the piano, the bride aud bridegroom de
scended the stairway. They were preceded
by the maid of honor and best man The
bride is a very pretty young lady, and ap
peared specially charming in the bridal gown
of white silk tulle over white taffeta silk.
She carried a bouquet of bride roses The
maid of honor. Miss Maud Scott, was attired
in pink Persian mull over silk of the same
co.or. Max Farwell served the bridegroom.
After the simple but impressive marriage
service, an informal reception was held and
Miss Katheryn Williams, a niece of Mr
and Mrs. Joseph Mayhew, was wedded last
evening to Mayland Hoag. The ceremony was
performed at the church by the pastor of
V. 6 * h°^ eSt Hei « hts Congregational church.
The bride was attired in white mull over
Km? pm and oar rl ed whlte ros «s. Miss
Julia Price was maid of honor. After the
ceremony a reception was given to relatives
and intimate friends at 1610 Queen avenue
The parlors were decorated with palms and
flowers, and refreshments were served
Miss Mary Jackson and Donald MacLeod, of
the Commercial bank, were married Tuesday
evening at the residence of D. L. Kiehle, 2801
Portland avenue. R ev . Isaac Farles per
formed the ceremony. It was witnessed by
a iT, relative s and intimate friends Mr
and Mrs. MacLeod went on a wedding trip'
but did not make known their destination?
Was a Bride Bnt Two Weeks.
A sad case of destitution and death was
reported to the police Tuesday, when Mrs!
Mary Sunden. a bride of two weeks called
on Superintendent of Police Smith and asked
financial aid in bringing the remains of her
husband. Andrew Sunden, to the city. She
said that he died Monday at Rothsay, Minn
He was penniless, and left his wife unpro
vided for. City Attorney Simpson, to whom
the matter was referred, decided that as
Sunden had claimed Minneapolis as his resi
dence, the city was in duty bound to pay
the burial expenses.
Minnie Secures the Convention.
A telegram was received in Minneapolis
yesterday afternoon from Judge Branham
announcing that Minneapolis has secured the
Dext national convention of the National
League of Keeley clubs. The present meet-
Ing is being held at Cleveland.
The Hofflin=Thompson Drug Co.
of Minneapolis, writes:
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AXOKA. WRIGHT AND ISAXTI COI'N
TIES IKII.T .11 DGESHII' NOMI
CHAFF NO BAIT FOR THEM.
DEMOCRATS REXOMISATK JIDOKS
SMITH A\D POSD BY ACCLA
ENDORSED BY THE POPI'MSTS.
Conforonoe With the Ropiiltlicans
Without Result— General ReWfl
The Republican convention of the
Fourth judicial district met at the
Union league rooms at 2 o'clock yes
terday afternoon. The business wa3
the nomination of two candidates for
judges of the district court to suc
ceed Judges Seagrave Smith and
Charles M. Pond. There was neariy
a full attendance from all the coun
ties, Isanti being short a few dele
gates. The convention was called to
order by L. A. Reed, chairman of the
old judicial committee.
Gen. George P. Wilson was chosen
chairman, and C. O. Alexius Olson
secretary. A committee on credentials
consisting of A. H. Nunn, of Henne
pin; A. Y. Eaton, of Wright; G. H.
Wyman, of Anoka; A. H. Sutherland,
of Isanti, reported that all the dele
gates present were entitled to seats.
The first business taken up was the
reading by Chairman Wilson of a
communication from the Democratic
conference committee, urging that
some course be agreed upon to have
the nomination of judges made upon
a non-partisan basis, and saying that
the Populists had also appointed a com
mittee to go into such a proposition.
The point at issue in the convention
came up in a resolution introduced by
A. Y. Eaton, of Wright, declaring that
the convention proceed to make two
nominations for judge, one to be a
Hennepin county lawyer, and the oth
er to be from outside of Hennepin
J. Frank Wheaton, the colored lead
er from the Seventh, moved to lay
the communication upon the table. and
the motion was seconded by several.
Gen. Wilson ruled that, as the con
vention was not permanently organ
ized, the motion was premature and
out of order. The communication was
temporarily laid aside, and. the tem
porary organization was made perma
Senator Calkins, of Wright, made a
strong speech in support of the resolu
tion, covering about the same ground
as made in the speech before the
county convention yesterday, and de
manding consideration for the outside
counties. He indicated that the out
fide counties would probably resent
the action of the convention.
A. H. Munn presented as substitute
that the convention proceed at once to
ballot for the candidates for judge
ship, each candidate voting for two
on the same ballot. This was seconded
by numerous Hennepin county dele
O. L. Cutter, of Anoka, and J. J.
Wooley, of Wright, protested against
the adoption of the substitution motion
Senator Culkin held that the motion
was not legitimately a substitute and
so was out of order. Gen. Wilson held
it strictly in order and insisted upon
putting it. Mr. Wooley produced a
reversal of policy by a sharp speech in
which he threatened that if the sub
stitute was voted upon he was ready
to walk out of the convention.
Mr. Munn withdrew his motion upon
this display of feeling, and Victor
Welsh urged the outside counties not
to withdraw, but wait until Hennepin
county can be made into a judicial
district by itself. He tried to lead the
country delegates to expect that when
the legislature meets next winter they
should be provided for. Editor Pease
protested that this was the same story
which they had had before and the dele
gates outside of Hennepin manifested
a decided opposition to being put off
any longer. The motion was put to a
vote, all the delegates from outside of
Hennepin, 28 in number, voting for
Senator Eaton's motion, and 17 out of
the 61 delegates from Hennepin voting
Then followed what had been talked
of and hinted, but hardly expected.
The delegates from the counties of
Anoka, Wright and Isanti boltfd in a
body. There was the usual chaffing
as they went out, and after they were
gone Gen. Wilson asked the delegates
remaining to come to the front and do
After this had been disposed of, the
matter of the Democratic proposal for
a non-partisan ticket was taken up
and as summarily disposed of. On
motion of Dr. Nelson the proposal of
the Democrats was respectfully de
clined. The Democrats and Populists
who were present, by their committees'
on conference, then also withdrew, and
the real purpose of the convention was
J. F. Wheaton moved that the con
vention proceed to the nomination of
two candidates for judge, and the mo
tion was adopted. Then he nominated
D. F. Simpson and John H*. Steele, and
they were elected, the secretary casting
the ballot of the convention for the
two candidates. A. H. Nunn moved
for the appoinment of a judical cam
paign committee to consist of three
from Hennepin, two from Wright, and
one each from Anoka and Isanti, which
was amended to make it five from
Hennepin county, so as to hold the
balance of power, In view of the bolt
by the out-lying counties. Gen. Wilson
said he would announce the committee
SMITH AND POXD.
Democrat* Renomlnate Them hy Ac
The Democratic judicial convention
of the Fourth district assembled in the
Hennepin league rooms, New York
Life building, at 11 o'clock yesterday
morning, for the purpose of arranging
for the nomination of two candidates
for the bench of this district. There
were present about 70 delegates, repre
senting Hennepin, Anoka and Wright
counties. Isanti county had no dele
gates present. Albert Christello, chair
man of the Judicial convention, called
the convention to order, and W. S
Milnor, of Excelsior, nominated S. R.
Child, for chairman. John C. Newton,
THE SAINT PAUL GLOBE: THURSDAY, AUGUST 20, 1896.
of Wright county, was also placed in
nomination, and was elected. Frank
Coniston was chosen secretary. A
committee on credentials was appoint
ed, consisting: of Hugh Butler, Anoka;
A. C. Meister, of Wright; Henry Os
wald and W. H. Donahue, of Henne
l'in. They reported the delegates
present «atitled to seats, and that
Isanti county had no delegates of
The only question of difference be
tween the delegates which developed
at the first session was over the propo
sition to propose non-partisan nomina
tions to the Republicans. Some of the
delegates wanted to put the Republi
cans on record, and the others said
they had been met with insult every
time in the past when a conference
was proposed with the Republicans.
The matter came up on a motion of
Col. M. W. Glenn, to appoint a com
mittee of five to confer with the Popu
lists. Frank I>. Larrabee moved to
amend by directing the committee to
also confer with the Republicans.
Orville Rinehart was th? first to op
pose treating with the Republicans. He
said no good could come from such a
course and it simply -meant insult and
Lars M. Rand favored the proposal
of amnesty to the Republicans, al
though he would not guarantee any
satisfactory result therefrom. Henry
A. Ebert said he remembered a con
ference held with the Republican sev
eral years ago. when Judge Rea was
on the Republican side, and at that
time all they met was insult.
Judge Rea was present and told the
story as it was now in his mind, after
the lapse of years, and in conclusion
urged the convention to have the com
mittee confer with the Republicans, if
for no other reason than to put them
tix-Alderman J. C. Haynes also urged
the same course, for the same reason,
and the amendment was carried in
structing the committee to confer with
both the Republicans and People's par
ty conventions, or committees from
The chairman appointed upon the
committee, John C. Newton, of Wright
county, and F. D. Larrabee, John P.
Rea, W. H. Donahue and G. Barton,
The convention then took a recess
until afternoon to enable the conference
committee to see what it could do.
After the clutch of the clammy Re
publican Land indicating the marble
heart, the Pops and Dems constituting
the respective conference committees
filed slowly back to the New York Life
building and laid their heads together
in one of the little rooms of the Henne
pin County league. Prof. Dobbyn told
of the action of the Populist convention
at its morning session, in expressing a
preference for Judgges Smith and
Por.d, and also mentioned the plenary
powers conferred upon the committee by
the People's party convention. Frank
L&rrabee spoke for the Democrats, ex
plaining the action of his party in nam
ing the committee on conference, but
o?nitting any reference to candidates.
He suggested that as the judicial con
vention was about to reconvene, the
Populists had better stick for the big
show. This was satisfactory all
around, and the committees waited for
the assembling of the un terrified.
At 4 o'clock Chairman Nugent rapped
for order. Frank Larrabee reported
the result of the deliberations of the
conference committees, and told of the
unfruitful trip to the Union league.
"We went there," said he, "and sub
mitted our proposotion. The Republi
cans saw fit to turn us down, and here
Orville Rinehart moved to proceed at
once to the nomination of two candi
dates for judges of the district court,
but before the question was put Judge
Rea said he understood that the bolt
ing Republicans from the country dis
tricts were on their way to the hall and
he thought it would be wise to shelve
the nominations until their arrival, as
they represented about one-fifth of
tb<> voting strength of the district.
Somebody moved that a recess of 15
minutes be taken, and then the old
counsellors and guides of both par
ties began kicking themselves for post
poning action. They seemed to fear a
demand from the country Republicans,
and exhibited a good deal of un
easiness before the matter was finally
Aid. Rand broke the spell after a
lr-Of hour had been consumed in fear
i ful expectancy.
"What are we waiting for, Mr. Chair
man?" he inquired. "I move that we
proceed to the nomination of candi
dates for judges."
The chairman whispered that the Re
publicans were kicking for representa
tion in one of the back rooms, and the
judge renewed his motion with vigor.
Delegate Ebert placed Judge Smith
and Pond in nomination, and a mo
ment later both gentlemen were nom
inated by acclamation.
Mr. Rinehart. anxious to appease the
bolting Republicans, moved that the
secretary be instructed to prepare a
memorial to the legislature asking that
j the counties of Wright, Isanti and
Anoka be segregated from the district
in order that they might have a judge
jof their own. The motion prevailed,
' as did another offered by Frank Larra
j bee. providing for the appointment by
the chair of the usual judicial cam
paign committee, composed of five
members from Hennepin, two from
Wright, one from Isanti and one from
Anoka. after which the convention ad
Ul« Majority fur Indorsing; Smith
The Populist judicial convention
gathered at Labor Temple at 10:30 yes
j terday morning. A decision was
i reached to use all honorable means to
secure the election of Judge Seagrave
j Smith and Judge C. M. Pond. It took
j a good many votes to get at the main
j question, but there was no doubt of the
i sentiment for fusion on the candidates
i named. Chairman Lane announced
i the committee on conference as follows:
i W. R. Dobbyn, W. H. Cutting, J. S.
Ingalls, James Robertson, W. X. Mor
gan. Nelson E. P. Allen and A. D.
j Campbell. The chair was authorized
! to appoint a judicial committee of eight
i and the convention adjourned.
They Hold Their Annnal Meeting: In
The thirteenth annual convention of the
Minnesota State Council, Catholic Knights
of America, was held yesterday with the
Father Hennepin Branch, No. 666, at their
ledge rooms in the Seibel block. Plymouth
and Washington avenues. The meeting was
called to order at 10 o'clock by Vice Presi
dent E. J. Gillenbach. The secretary's report
showed the order to be in a flourishing con
dition. There are twelve branches in the
state, with a membership of 800. One new
branch had been chartered since the last
meeting, and &everal were under considera
The afternoon session was called at 2
o'clock. Resolutions were adopted commend
ing a ladies' Insurance division and others
recommending certain features for the con
sideration of the supreme lodge.
The election of officers for the ensuing year
resulted as follows: President, E. J. Gillen
bach, Shakopee; vice president, D. F. O'Brien
Winona; secretary, Otto N. Raths, Minneap
olis; treasurer, C. J. Stunck, Shakopee. The
delegate to the supreme council at Mobile,
Ala.. In '97 was elected after an exciting
.fight. F. A. Gross, of Minneapolis, was the
fortunate man. The alternate is A. F. Burg
torf, of Minneapolis.
The fight for the place of meeting in '97
was long and stubborn. Winona and Water
ville were the contesting towns and the latter
In the evening the delegates were enter
tained by the Father Hennepin lodge, with
First Minnesota Commandery, Uniform Rank
and Lodge No. -217 assisting. A smoke sociai
was the feature of the evening, followed by
an exemplifying of the Initiation ritual by
the local lodge, A large quantity of "goat"
is said to have characterized the affair.
IT IS ACTUALLY BOWK.
Asphalt Was Laid Yesterday on
The event of the week in sidewalk circles
was the actual patting down ot asphalt pave-
ment by the Assyrian company on Fifth
street, between First avenue south and Nlc
ollet avenue, yesterday. Nobody expected It,
nobody dared hope for it, but of a sudden
Contractor Ayera instituted a move on the
part of his person and smeared asphalt right
and left all day long. Now that he has got
started, he says he does not propose to atop
for anything except darkness until both Fifth
and Fourth streets arc paved between the
The work of laying asphalt was begun at
First avenue early yesterday morning, and
the block to Nicollet was completed at night
fall. The block between Nicollet and Henne
pin will be treated to the real stuC tody, and
then the crews will be moved to Fourth
The Warren-Soharf crews confined their
asphalt work yesterday to the car tracks on
First avenue, two long, w<e streaks of the
material showing from Fourth to Third
streets. The avenue is nearly all covered
with the cushion co«t, and In a short time
the whole street from Seventh street to Wash
ington avenue will be open for traffic.
Colmnn Is Ii <-l,:is<-<l.
R. D. Coleman, who was arrested during
July, charged with using the United State 3
mails with fraudulent intentions, in the al
leged endeavor to wiMng money from a St.
Paul woman, under promise of profitable in
vestment, is again at liberty temporarily.
He was arraigned oil the' charge mentioned
and held in $1,000 bonds to the September
sitting of the federal court, but, failing to
secure the necessary ball, he was placed in
the Henncpin county jail. His attorney,
William Kennedy, succeeded a few days a"?o
in raising the money, and his client was re
Has She Joined tlie Gypsies?
A case of mysterious disappearance in the
Eighth ward has been reported at police
headquarters. Miss Fulson, the eightee::
year-old daughter of a resident of Pillsbury
avenue, near Twenty-eighth street, has been
missing from home for several days. Some
time ago she visited a gypsy camp near the
Franklin avenue bridge, and cultivated the
acquaintance of one of. the young men with
the party, who is said to have made an im
pression on her. ■ *
Report by American Bar Association
SARATOGA, N. V., Aug. 19.— The fol
lowing is the report to the American
Bar association of the committee on in
ternational law appointed by the con
vention of last year, on "International
Arbitration." The committee is com
posed of Everett P. Wheeler, of New
York; Richard M. Venable of Massa
chusetts, and Martin D. Follett, of
Ohio. The subject ranks as of first im
portance in this convention from the
fact that Lord Chief Justice Russell
has taken "International Arbitration"
as the text of his address to be deliv
ered tomorrow morning. The report
reads as follows:
■To the American Bar Association— Your
committee on international law respectfully
That they have carefully considered the
subject of International arbitration. That
since the last meeting of this association the
bar association of the state of New York
has had the same subject under consideration,
and did, on the 16th day of April, 1596, pre
sent a petition to the president of the United
States, recommending that action be taken by
the United States government for the negoti
ation of treaties for the formation of an in
ternational court of arbitration. A copy of
said petition is annexed hereto.
Subsequently a conference in relation to
the same matter was held In the city of
Washington, which was largely attended by
citizens of the United States, at which, after
an extended discussion of the subject, resolu
tions were adopted favoring the immediate
establishment between thf United States and
Great Britain of a permanent system of arbi
tration, and the earliest possible extension of
such a system, to embrace all civilized na
tions. A copy of these resolutions is an
nexed to this report. The said report and
petition were afterward presented to the
president of the United States, and are under
consideration by him. '
Civilized nations have united in so many
agreements to facilitate commerce and pro
mote friendly intercourse that it certainly
seems that they will soon be willing to take
another step in advance. The international
sailing rules, international copyright, trade
marks, the protection of neutrals, the postal
union and the privileges conferred upon the
Red Cross society, are instances, and may
aptly be followed by international arbitration.
Experience shows that many arbitrations
have been held between different nations,
which have resulted in the peaceful termina
tion of disputes between them which would
otherwise, probably in many instances, have
led to wars. While it cannot be said in every
instance the result of the arbitration has sat
isfied both parties, yet your committee are
of the opinion that on the whole their de
cisions have been satisfactory and beneficial,
and that it is desirable to provide by treaty
for a system of international arbitration in
advance of the dispute to be arbitrated. Your
committee annex hereto a partial list of mod
ern arbitrations, which has been prepared by
Professor John Bassett Moore, of Columbia
university, formerly of the state department,
which shows the extent to which different na
tions have agreed upon the settlement of dis
putes between them by arbitration.
The congress of the United States and the
British house of comomns have had the sub
ject of this report under consideration, and
both have adopted resolutions favoring inter
national arbitration. We append a copy of
One of the most concise projects for a
treaty of arbitration that has ever been pre
sented is that which was adopted by the
Swiss federal council Jan. 24, 1883, of which
a copy is also annexed to this report. This
forms a. useful draft, but doubtless might re
quire modification in detail. Your committee
is not prepared at present to recommend a
definite plan for the appointment of an inter
national court of arbitration, but they do rec
ommend for adoption the following resolu
"Resolved, That the American Bar associa
tion concur in the resolutions adopted by
the American conference on international ar
bitration at Washington, D. C, April 22. 1896.
"Resolved. That a copy of these resolutions
be transmitted to the president of the United
States and to the secretary of state."
All of which is respectfully submitted.
I — Everett P. Wheeler,
—Richard M. Venable,
— Ma.rtin D. Follett.
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RIGHTS OF CLERKS.
They May AnnlNt in Political Work
WASHINGTON, Aug. 19.— D-apart
ment clerk® are agitating the question
of their right to assist, after office
hours, the campaign committees of
the several political parties. The
Democratic congressional campaign
committee ,it is said, is short
of funds, and a large share of
Its work in the way of distrrib
uting literature is performed by volun
teers who serve without pay and most
of whom are employed in the govern
ment departments. It is estimated that
by this means the committee is now
saving about $125 per day, its force
having been considerably increased of
late. Some question has arisen as to
whether or not this service did not
constitute offensive partisanship and
constitute a cause for removal. A num
,ber of the chief bureau officials express
the opinion that the matter is one'con
cerning which the clerks may do as
they please after office hours. Chair
man Faulkner, of the Democratic con
gressional committee, said that the
clerks had the right to assist the com
mittee and that it proposed to protect
them in that right.
Two Trainnn-n Killed.
CANTON, 0.. Aug. 19.— The engine on a
work train on the Cleveland, Canton &
Southern railroad jumped the track tonight,
ran about sixty feet and turned over tne em
bankment upside down, instantly killing En
gineer Joseph Kirk and Fireman John Har
desty, both of Canton. , ;
Predict* a Squeeze.
LONDON, Aug. 20.-rTh« Times, in its finan
cial article this morning, predicts a sharp
mo . squeeze in New xork shortly, the re
sui: of peculiar financial conditions now ob
taining In America. '
Tlie Eywter Harder.
LINCOLN, Neb.. [ku& 19.— The coroners
Jury investigating the Eyster murder case,
found that the deceased came to his death
as a result of poison administered by Cliff
Hagey for the purpose gf robbery, and that
the Clark women. Laura and Maud, who made
a confession last night 'to County Attorney
Woodward, were accessories to the crime.
Hill of Gold,
LIMA, Peru, Aug. 19.— Mr. Harrison, the
owner of the Santo Domingo gold mine, in
the province of Carabaya, department of
Puno, and other rich gold mines in Peru, has
discovered a whole hill in the Andes mount
ains, extending at lea&t two leagues, and full
of veins of rich gold quartz.
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RUSSELL ON HAND
CHIEF JUSTICE Ol''k.\Ul,A.\D PRES
ENT AT BAR ASSOCIATION'S
LAW AS APPLIED TO ROADS.
PRESIDENT STOREY'S ADIJRESS DE
VOTED TO PROBLEMS OF RAIL
ALL RIGHTS ARE NOW CONSERVED.
Tendency of the Courts !■ to Scru
tinize More < lonely Dctuila of
Such ( !SM«'H.
SARATOGA, N. V., Aug. 19.— There
was a large attendance in the conven
tion hall at the opening of the nine
teenth annual meeting of the Ameri
can Bar association today. When Lord
Russell, Sir Francis Lockwood and
Montagu Crackenthrope.together with
their ladies, entered the hall, they
were greeted with hearty applause.
Judge George S. Batch ellor escorted
them to seats at the front and near
the platform. The president of the
association, Moorfleld Storey, conduct
ed Lord Russell, Sir Francis Lockwood
and Montagu Crackenthorpe to seats
on the platform. Among others hon
ored with seats on the platform were
J. Randolph Tucker, Edward J.
Phelps, William Allen Butler, Henry
Hitchcock, Austin G. Fox, Charles
Claffin Allen, Francis Rawle and James
C. Carter. President Storey called
the association to order and delivered
The address of the president was upon "The
Most Noteworthy Changes in Statin* lAvra
on Points of General Interest Made in the
Several States and by Congress During the
Preceding Year," as required by the constitu
tion. He pointed out that the legislation in
different states, though widely separated and
representing both the oldest and newest civ
ilization, strongly showed the essential unity
of this country In dealing with the same
problems that confronts all other states. He
pointed out that while the past year has
been marked by much discontent among the
people that the laws show only profound
peace and general prosperity. Discontent does
not affect legislation.
Another noticeable point is the "rapid
growth of a disposition to assert the general
interests of the community at the expense of
individual freedom." The underlying princi
ple of socialism, that everything that a man
owns he holds for the state, is asserted more
and more frequently. The statutes of every
state contain laws that would have seemed
unwarrantable invasions of private rights not
many years ago. Such legislation is the col
lateral inheritance tax, the graduated income
tax, the graduated tax in the estates of de
ceased persons when adopted, and the char
acter and number of uses for which money
is now raised by taxation.
The most important and longest part of
the address Is devoted to railway reorganiza
tion, and which the address considers as a
step in the right direction, as it enables the
courts to protect the interests of investors
by making every reorganization of a railway
the subject of Judicial investigation and se
curing for every interest a hearing.
The address points out that the great rail
way systems of this country have been built
vt\ nd equipped with borrowed capital. Many
of • \e securities represent investments' of
more than their face value. Capital stock has
been frequently Issued without payment; often
as a bonus to go with the bonds. In this
way the money of creditors has been invested
and the control of the property retained by
the debtor — the railway company.
The failure of the railroad company finds
the managers united and fully prepared for
the emergency which they inevitably have
foreseen, while it finds the creditors scat
tered, Ignorant, frightened and entirely un
ready to act. What has happened in practice?
We have seen the managers, while stoutly
denying up to the last moment that any
such step was contemplated or that the prop
erty was in any way embarrassed, secretly
prepare a bill in equity, and without any
notice to any one interested, file it in a court
of the United States, asking for the appoint
ment of a receiver. As a matter of fact
in every case the efforts have been collusive.
The managers of the insolvent company have
controlled both sides of the litigation. The
selection of receivers is a matter of great
concern to a great many persons. There should
be no undue haste in the choice of such offi
cers. A restraining order will hold every
thing until after notice and hearing, leaving
the property meanwhile to be managed by
Its officers as before. Every bankrupt or in
solvent law that we have known has left the
choice of assignee to the creditors and no
reason exists for not applying this rule to
The former officers are interested in main
taining the system which they have brought
together, they hold lucrative positions which
they do not wish to lose, they are deeply in
terested parties. Such men. of all others,
should be disqualified to hold the scales be
tween conflicting interests, nor is there an>
practical reason for their selection. The re
ceiver can employ them, and thus get the
benefit of their skill and experience. Yet
with scarcely an exception, whenever a great
railway has passed into the control of the
court, the creditors have first learned the
fact through the newspapers.
After a long and expensive contest, the
self-constituted reorganization committee ap-
Dears and bondholders are offered their choice
betwpen a contest conducted at great disad
vantage and expense, and the acceDtance of
such terms as may be offered. While In
theory they ne?d not accept it, in fact they do
not dare to refuse. The expense of the re
organization has been in many cases enor
mous, and in fixing it there is no one to
audit the accounts, no one to represent the
creditors who suffer while their trustees
Proceedings like this are of very evil ex
ample. Many a man sees the savings of a
life-time gweDt away by the mismanagement
of a corporation, and sees the managers con
tinue In charge, in spite of all opposition
that creditors can make. To the reckless use
of power by the managers of great corpor
ations, and by those who profit In their
downfall, we must attribute much of the dis
content, the hatred of capital, and capitalists,
of corporations and their officers, which
underlies the movement which now excites
! our alarm.
It is to the courts that we must look for
protection. Their authority rests peculiarly
on the respect of the people for their abso
lute impartiality, and in the long run they
cannot preserve the respect unless they ob
serve the well settled rules of judicial pro
cedure and unless they respect and enforce
every legal claim. Parties must be left
to determine for themselves whether their
interests will or will not be served by the
assertion of their rights. The moment that
the courts undertake to vary their contracts
or deny their rights, that moment the con
fidence of the community receives a shock,
and no man knows on what he can rely.
If the courts had always refused to enter
tain these applications for receivers when
made by the debtor corporation, or even If
they had selected Impartial receivers, and
facilitated the enforcement of every agree
ment, railroads would have been reorgan
ized more promptly and on more enduring
basis than, is now possible, while the confid
ence of the community in the efficacy of law
and the sanctity of contracts would have been
far greater. Judicial action which impairs
the obligation of contracts is more dangerous
than any statute which alms at the same re
sult. When the court through its officers
undertakes to manage a railroad for years
and that chiefly without hearing the ques
tions which arise in its operation; when it
appoints these officers and in so doing grants
the final relief sought, without notice, it vio
lates the fundamental rule of our constitu
After President Storey had concluded his
address, the executive committee reported
the nominations for membership, and^eighty
eight new members were elected. The ag
gregate membership of the association is 1,342.
The treasurer's report showed a balance of
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$4,138.58. The following general council was
Alabama, J. J. Willitt; Arkansas, M. M.
Conn; California, J. A. Gibson; Colorado, C.
E. Herrington; Connecticut, J. S. Curtis;
Delaware, I. C. Orub-b; District of Columbia,
S. R. Bound; Florida, R. W. Williams;
Georgia, P. W. Meldrim; Idaho, H. G. Greg
ory, Illinois, E. B. Sherman; Indiana, S. O.
Pickens; lowa, A. J. McCreary; Kansas, J.
D. Milliken; Kentucky, E. J. McDermott;
Louisiana, W. W. Howe; Maine, C. F. Libby;
Maryland, J. T. Mason; Massachusetts, A. J.
Jones; Michigan, G. P. Wantz; Minnesota, R.
Whelan; Mississippi, R. H. Thompson; Mis
souri, James Hagerman; Montana, W. F.
Sanders; Nebraska, J. M. Wool worth; New
Hampshire, J. W. Fellows; New Jersey R.
W. Parker; New York, W. H. Robertson;
North Carolina, J. L. Bridges; North Dakota
B. S. Corbett; Ohio, M. D. Follett; Oregon,
J. J. Hall; Pennsylvania, W. G. Smith; Rhode
Island, A. M. Eaton; Souih Carolina, C. S.
Nettles; South Dakota, J. W. Wright; Ten
nessee, J. M. Dickinson; Texas, J. T. H.
Scott; Vermont, E. B. Tafft; Virginia, J.
Lyons; Washington, C. E. Shephard; West
Virginia, B. Sommerville; Wisconsin, A. L
Terry; Wyoming, C. N. Potter; Arizona, E.
Ji.. Ellenwood; Indian Territory, J. W. \lc-
Cloud; Oklahoma. H. E. Ash; Utah, R. B.
The association met this afternoon as the
section of the legal education. The chair
appointed Dr. H. W. Rogers, of Evanston,
111.; Judges E. H. Bennett, of Boston, Mass..
and W. W. Howe, of New Orleans, a com
mittee to nominate officers for thia section
for the ensuing year. Chairman of the sec
tion, Chancellor E. McClain, of the State
University of lowa, delivered a lengthy ad
dress on "The Law Curriculum, Subjects to
Be Included and Order of Presentation."
With every prepossession in favor of col
lege training, Mr. McClain could not close
his eyes to the fact that in many students
It tended to foster quickness rather than
thoroughness, and that the final result de
pended still to a great extent on the indi
vidual capacity of the student. He con
tended that the law instruction given as a
part of a college course was little advan
tage, if it is not a positive detriment to the
proper study and comprehension of law, as
law. He thought some of the old-fashioned
lawyers' books remained the best text books
for students on their particular subjects.
For it must be borne in mind, he said, that
what the student needed was not an easy
book, which would give him a few defini
tions and superficial rules, such as would
enable him to pass examinations, but thor
oughly planned discussions of the funda
mentals of the subject and their applications.
The real difficulty was in the efforts, on the
part of those who have not been well ground
ed in the principles of law, to practice it by
some mere rule of art.
Prof. Charles M. Campbell, of the Uni
versity of Colorado, was unable to be pres
ent, but his voluminous paper was read by
Prof. Isaac N. Russell, dean of the law fac
ulty of the University of the City of New
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