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SATURDAY, AUG. 30, 1902.
IN VAN SANT'S COUNTY.
If there Is any section of the state
■where the name of Gov.Van Sant should
enthuse the masses and cause the Re
publicans to put up an all-round active
campaign, one would naturally think it
would be the governor's own bailiwick,
What is the situation in regard to
Republican enthusiasm in that county,
where the governor has hitched his
steamboats and told his yarns now
these many years, and where every
body knows the man and his qualifi
cations for statesmanship so thorough
The situation is this —Republican
apathy and indifference down there is
so dense that there are four vacan
cies on the Republican county and leg
islative ticket, that the party has made
no attempt to fill.
This, doubtless, has occurred on the
tickets of a number of the counties of
the state where the party strength is
one-sided. But it would seem as
though, if there were much interest
and enthusiasm for the governor
among the people who know him best,
his party would see to it that at least
a full ticket were put up in his own
As it now stands, the Republicans
have no candidate in the field against
Senator Fitzpatrick, the popular Dem
ocratic leader renominated for the
state senate, and they have no candi
date for clerk of court, county sur
veyor, or even for the office of coroner,
a they have held for the last
six years. The Republicans badly need
a coroner down there, not only to take
care of the victims of recent Demo
cratic aggression, but to hold an in
quest over Republican apathy, and es
pecially that pertaining to the gover
That Gov. Van. Sant is somewhat of
a weak number in his own county is
Bhown by his vote in the last state
campaign. He received in Winona
county, two years ago, a lighter vote
than anyone else—excepting the rail
road commissioners—on the Repub
lican state ticket
In the last campaign in the city of
Winona the Democrats were over
whelmingly victorious and put the Re
publican administration out of power.
Thus, the advent of Van -Sant into
politics seems to have been an inspi
ration to Winona Democrats, rather
than to the Republicans of his county.
So far we have been unable to find
any Indorsement of McKinley's senti
ment that "forcible annexation would
be criminal aggression, and not to be
thought of under our code of morals "
in any of the speeches delivered by
President Roosevelt. Wonder if he has
forgotten It, or has simply repudiated
ROSING OPENS THE CAMPAIGN.
The acceptance speech of Leonard A. Rosing, opening the state Dem
ocratic campaign, was delivered at Normanna hall in Minneapolis, last
evening, under the brightest auspices. The hall was overflowing and the
enthusiasm proves that the Democracy of Minnesota in the campaign of
1902 is full of faith and hope and fight.
Mr; Rosing's speech is a masterly document. Conservative and judi
cial in tone, it is distinctly progressive and aggressive. Its breadth of
view commands the respect and attention of all classes. It appeals to the
common sense of the business man and the progressive demands of the
workingman. It speaks to the best interests of the producer and the tax
payer, and voices the ideals of the home and of the patriot
To questions both state and national, Mr. Rosing applies the following
reasonable test: "The principle of equal rights for all and special privi
leges to none, applies in state as well as in nation, and in the application
of this principle electors must decide upon which side they will take their
Briefly touching upon the national issue of imperialism, Mr. Rosing
asks of the people of this state: "Shali we continue in the old faith that
all just governments are founded upon the consent of the governed? Shall
we, as Americans, maintain that wherever the American flag floats as the
emblem of sovereignty, there it must mean the same constitutional lib
erty and the application of the same governmental principles which has
made this nation the greatest world power today." It is difficult to under
stand how the patriotic voter, whatever his political party, can answer
these questions in any other way except in the affirmative.
Passing to the trust question, Mr. Rosing calls attention to the fact
that the trust of today, in its present form as a corporation, is wholly a
law-made creature, and that the state that creates the corporation neces
sarily has the power to fix the limitations upon its creature.
Mr. Rosing's first remedy is the simple and practicable one of remov
ing the special privileges which the trusts enjoy. The foremost of these
special privileges is the tariff. Says Mr. Rosing: "Democracy believes
that the first remedy should be the removal of all duties upon
articles handled by combinations in restraint of trade." Of these mam
moth corporate "infants" the Democratic nominee for governor declares:
"Let them compete with the world."
What Minnesota voter who regards his own interest or that of his
own state and country above that of the mere party organization, can
disagree with Mr. Rosing in these propositions?
Mr. Rosing registers a protest against all forms of government sub
sidy to special interests, both the direct subsidy and the indirect subsidy
in the form of high protective duties. He declares that the government
of the state or the nation shall neither take cash out of the treasury to
donate directly to special interests, nor license these interests to take the
money out of the pockets of the individual citizen by tariff taxes on the
necessaries of life. As against the promises that are being made by Re
publican candidates in the primary election campaign, Mr. Rosing places
the official record of that party's representatives in voting down all proposi
tions to remove tariff protection from trusts, in bringing dishonor upon
the nation in the treatment of Porto Rico, and in defeating the proposed
reciprocity treaties calling for freer trade with Cuba and with Canada.
Will the earnest, thinking voter in the campaign now before us be
governed in hfs decision by the official record of the Republican party in
the halls r>f legislation, or by the miscellaneous promises of sundry can
didates in a primary election campaign?
As regards the respective interests of the commerce and industry of
state and nation, as opposed to the narrow and selfish greed of the
beet sugar combine, the voters of Minnesota should have no difficulty in
coming to a prompt decision. Mr. Rosing's application of this issue to the
Republican managers of Minnesota is thus graphically phrased: "Great is
the beet and the Minnesota delegation is its prophet." '*'
It is exceedingly plain from the philosophy which permeates Mr. Ros
ing's entire address, that he is politically and economically in no respect
whatever a pessimist. On the other hand, his optimism is strong and full
of faith, hope and charity. He reviews in masterly style the rich re
sources of Minnesota, and the prosperity to which nature has destined us.
"Bad legislation and bad administration," says he, "can only retard; they
cannot prevent our progress."
The challenge of the opposition to discuss the railroad merger, is taken
up by Mr. Rosing with a frankness and fullness of discussion, that should
satisfy the challengers to the full. Mr. Rosing stands upon the Demo
cratic platform, which demands the enforcement of the laws, and the en
forcement of the law, not only as regards one railroad interest, but as re
gards all railroad interests; not only as regards one proposed merger, but
as regards other established mergers. To this proposition Mr. Rosing ap
plies the universal rule—equal rights to all, special privileges to none.
As against the do-nothing policy of the present Republican railroad
and warehouse commission, Mr. Rosing places the record of the recent
Democratic commission, which saved the farmers of twenty-two Minne
sota counties $400,000 in freight rates upon the carrying charges of a sin
gle year's crop. As compared with the record of the Democratic railroad
and warehouse commission which issued an order reducing Minnesota
rates for carrying iron ore 25 per cent, Mr. Rosing places the record of the
Republican commission annulling the order of its predecessor and weakly
compromising the power of the state to aid the people in an urgent cause.
Gov. Van. Sant's special session of the ' legislature, called at a heavy
cost to the taxpayers of the state and adjourning with no practicable re
form accomplished—if we except the ludicrous repeal of the dog tax—■
gives Mr. Rosing and his party in this campaign an opportunity to make
an important issue and take strong ground for a progressive system of
state taxation. The tax code which Gov. Van Sant advocates in a special
message to the legislature, Mr. Rosing opposes and condemns. In lieu
thereof, he stands for the Democratic programme of a state income tax,
of a tax upon the still untaxed foreign corporations, and of the adequate
taxation of corporate franchises.
Other progressive measures of state policy supported by Mr. Rosing,
include municipal ownership of public service utilities, the application of
the principle of direct legislation to local affairs, the recognition of the
rights of labor to organize and the coming of the eight-hour day.
The close of one of the strongest and most patriotic state papers
with which the political campaigns of Minnesota has been honored finds
expression in this strong and manly appeal: "I yield to no man in my
love for our institutions and our state. In Minnesota my life has been
spent, and I promise you that if elected I will, under the guidance of
God, be true to the interests of the state and its people."
GIRL USES HER FIST
Continued From First Page.
menters down. He had no sooner aris
en than he was again felled by a well
directed blow from the girl's fist.
The bold stand taken by the girl
cowed the rest of the boys and they
held aloof. The girl, who lives with
her parents at 22 Twenty-eighth street,
recently answered an "ad." inserted by
the telegraph company and secured
employment. John Navaskasky, her
princtpal assailant, was arrested and
BIG PRICES PAID FOR
STATE FAIR PRIVILEGES
Management Has Already Received Over
$18,000 for Permission to Sell
The fact that the managers of the state
fair have already received $18,000 from
the sale of privileges would indicate that
there are plenty of people who are willing
to pay money in order to get a chance to
The sale of privileges this year was
much more remunerative to the managers
than* at any previous fair, and there was
much competition among the vendors of
popcorn, cigars, candy and other articles
which find ready sale at gatherings of
The persons who secured the conces
sions are not kicking, just now, but the
one who paid $5,00 for the exclusive priv
ilege of selling peanuts, popcorn, candy
cigars and mild drinks in the grand stand
is willing to do business with the weather
man before the fair commences, or look
up some attorney who will put him
through the bankruptcy court cheap if the
week is a rainy one.
Supt. Parlin, of the poultry department,
has been compelled to erect an annex to
the Poultry building, and a portion of
the exhibit will be shown in tents two
THE ST. PAUL GI,OBS, SATURDAY, AUGUST 30, 1902.
™V n «fei^f ttle * de Partment John P Wil-
ORDER OF FORESTERS
Insurance Commissioner Dearth Decides
to Look Into the Affairs of the
The publicity given to the the charges
concerning the loans made by officials of
the Lnited Order of Foresters has brought
the matter to the attention of the in
surance department of the state 13 m -~~
'■ insurance % Commissioner =■ Dearth said
yesterday. that he had decided to have a
thorough investigation of the condition of
win Orde^ made- One of the examiners
Z ivE OCef d to the nat'onal headquarters
of' the order at t Milwaukee," and after an
£S™ Ol\ °f, books ih«™ the a^
pralsement of all property on which loans
™.y T e, tte W e ' ere' wIU be take ; up^ ™
.. I think it is % due to the members of
the order as well as the officials that an
investigation i should be . made." said the
, insurance :commissioner. -, "The charges
lave been given a great deal of promi
nence in the newspapers, and in order that
there. may,:be.-/no .mistakes, ■ this • depart
ment.wlll makeraithorough investigation
ofithe/condition of theforder." '
COL. POND WANTS TO BUY
350 HORSES FOR CAVALRY
Quartermaster Seeks Mounts for
Troopers of the Third.
Col. Pond, chief quartermaster of
the department of Dakota is in the
market for 350 cavalry horses The
horses will be sent to Fort Assinaboine
for the use of troops of the Third eay
alry, who came into this department
from the Philippines dismounted.
Two troops, of the Third that went
to Fort Yellowstone took the horsea
left there by the members of the First
WILL BANISH WIRES
CITY PROPOSES TO TEAR OUT
OVERHEAD? LINES DOWN
ORDINANCE IS USELESS,
AND NEW .ONE IS FRAMED
Authorities Will Take Vigorous Meas
ures to Get Rid of Electric Conduc
tors in Business District — Time
Clause of Existing Statute Is Ignored
by Several Companies.
An aggressive policy is to be adopt
ed by the city authorities In freeing
the business section of the city from
its network of wires and unsightly
poles. If not removed by the compa
nies owning them, they are to be torn
out forcibly by men under the direc
tion of the city engineer.
By the latter part of next week
every telephone and electrical com
pany in St. Paul, operating in what is
known as the underground district,
will be in receipt of a notice from
City Engineer Rundlett requesting the
immediate removal of all wires and
poles from the streets and alleys where
such are not authorized. Ample time
will be given" for compliance, and in
the event of the failure of the compa
nies to act, the offending wires and
poles will be taken down.
This is the substance of an order and
an ordinance now being prepared by
Corporation Attorney Markham. Both
will be ready for presentation to the
two bodies of the council next week,
and as the members have expressed
themselves in the matter, there is lit
tle doubt but what they will be given
Ordinance Is ignored Generally.
In 1883, the eduncil recognizing the
danger in the grooving number of wires
and poles tien Jittering the business
district of St. Paul, determined upon
their suppression and passed an ordi
nance ordering the wires underground.
This underground district embraced
the territory bounded by Broadway on
the east, Third on the south,
Eighth street on-the north and Seven
corners on the west. All of the com
panies were'give* four years in which
to build conduits, and comply with the
order. The only, wires excepted from
this order were those of the street car
A Network of Wires.
Two weeks ago the assembly, at the
direction of Assemblyman Whitcomb,
caused an Investigation to be made as
to the unauthorized wires existing in
the prohibited district and were in
formed that the number, as near as
could be ascertained, was about 750.
On Cedar street no less than 69, the
property of the Northwestern and
Twin City Telephone companies were
found. Of this number 44 belonged to
the Northwestern. On other streets a
proportionate number was found, the
inspector intrusted with the job being
able to trace 369 wires, the owners of
which were known. In all a total of
750 were found, but the exact owner
ship of the remainder was in doubt.
Those having wires In the prohibited
district and for which no authorization
was found were the Twin City Tele
phone company, the Northwestern Tel
ephone company, the St. Paul Gas
Light company, the Western Union
and the A. D. T.
No Penalty Imposed.
Several weeks ago the city legal de
partment attempted the prosecution
of several companies for stringing
wires in the prohibited district, but
was surprised to find its hands tied
by the fact that the law did not have
a penalty clause. It Imposed require
ments, but furnished no penalty for
violation. It Ts to correct this defect
that a new ordinance is being prepar
ed, and on Its" passage by the council
the order for-4mmediate removal will
be given tofthe jeompanies.
Under th§ ordinance every company
will be corrfpelleh to secure both from
the council andj the city engineer a
permit for the stringing of a wire or
the planting of,a pole. Failure to se
cure it wilP subject the offender to a
fine or impgison^nent as the court di
In order <io rlake the order of re
moval legalj it w^ll be embodied in the
ordinance. * '
FORMER TRAGEDY IN
Half Brother of the Alleged Murderer
Says They Belonged to the
CHICAGO, Aug. 29.—Assertions were
made today that Frederick Bartholin,
689 North Humboldt avenue, is a half
brother of William J. Bartholin and
that the Bartholin property will belong
to him unless some other claimants
step in to prove their relationship. It
was not until today that the claim of
relationship between the West side
Bartholin and the man who is wanted
by the police in connection with the
mysterious Calumet avenue tragedies
According to Frederick Bartholln,
the family formerly was of the nobil
ity in Denmark. The father of Wil
liam J. Bartholin was a Danish knight
and eloped to America with a German
domestic. The supposed stepbrother
of William Bartholin declares that he
did not wish to have his name linked
with that of the alleged murderer and
it was that which held him back from
telling of his relationship before. The
troubles of family in Denmark are
supposed to have led to the suicide of
William Bartholin's father.
DISTRIBUTING THE ESTATE
O6 THE LATE MRS. FAIR
Heirs Get Over $1,000,000, $300,000 Go
ing to Mrs. Nelson.
SAN FRANCISCO, Cal., Aug. 29.—
By the terms of the agreement made
between the heirs of the late Mrs.
Charles L. Fair and Mrs. Herman
Oelrichs and Ml-s. W. K. - Vanderbilt
Jr., the forn*r are given more than
$1,000,000. Of this sum $300,000 in gold
coin has been pai^ by fferman Oel
richs on behalf of his wife and sister
in-law, tQ Mrs. Nelson. Within a
month the balance will be handed over
to the heirs of Mrs. Fair, who will
have in their own right more than $1,
In addition there is still considerable
sum represented in the personal prop
erty of the late Mrs. Charles L. Fair,
estimated to be worth between $50,
--000 and $60,000. According to A. R.
Cotton, attorney for Mrs. Nelson, the
personal property will be distributed
by the probate court in four months.
"IN OLD KENTUCKY."
The last two performances of "In
Old Kentucky," at the Grand Opera
house, will occur today, a ladies' and
children's bargain matinee at 2:30 and
the usual evening performance at 8:15
concluding the engagement. In spite
of the inclement weather of last even
ing there was a large audience in at
tendance and the expressions heard on
every side are to the effect that this
season's production of this famous old
Southern drama is the best it has ever
Tomorrow night and during all fair
week the Grand's offering will be Miss
Rose Melville in that charming play of
Indiana rural life, "Sis Hopkins." Miss
Melville has always been a strong
favorite in St. Paul, and it is safe to
predict for her a hearty reception on
this occasion. Monday afternoon next
there will be a special Labor Day
matinee, at the usual matinee prices.
The Labor Day parade occuring in the
morning, theater goers will have plenty
of time to attend the matinee, for
which performance the curtain will not
rise until 3 p. m.
The City club comes to the Star the
ater for a week's engagement, begin
ning with the matinee tomorrow after
noon. The company comes recom
mended as one of the best burlesque
organizations on the road.
PLAY FOR THE PRESS
FIRST PRODUCTION OF "OLD LIM
ERICK TOWN" IS GIVEN.
Audience Is Composed of Newspaper
People of the Twin Cities—First Per
formance of This Nature Ever Wit
nessed in St. Paul—Olcott and His
Company Favorably Impress Critics.
Though the audience numbered
barely fifty people, there was no lack
of spirit shown in the theatrical per
formance at the Metropolitan theater
last night Nor did Chauncey Olcott
and his company of capable players
seem to find the small audienc a dis
No "stage business" was omitted.
Neither was the play "cut." On the
contrary, the fifty people were regaled
with a spirited and complete perform
ance of one of the prettiest Irish ro
mances that has ever visited the boards
of the Metropolitan theater.
It was a private view that was given
last night to the newspaper people of
the Twin Cities. Through the cour
tesy of Mr. Olcott and Mr. Pitou, the
author of Mr. Olcott's new play, the
press was permitted to see the very
first performance of "Old Limerick
A "first night," in the real sense of
the word, is not a frequent occurrence
in a Western city. A "press night" is
even more unsual. The spice of nov
elty, therefore, seasoned the pleasure
of those who witnessed the dress re
hearsal of the play that will tonight
open the Metropolitan theater's regu
No Awkwardness Apparent.
There were none of the awkward
nesses of a rehearsal apparent in last
night's presentation of the play. The
stage manager was not in evidence.
The prompter was not visible in the
wings. And there were no delays.
It would be distinctly unfair to give
away the decidedly pleasant secret Mr.
Olcott and Mr. Pitou have arranged
for the delight of theater-goers tonight
and the coming week. Let it suffice to
say here that those who have enjoyed
Chauncey Olcott's inimitable presenta
tion of lovable Irish heroes in the past
will find that the actor has surpassed
himself in his new role.
Mr. Pitou has given to this actor a
play that suits him as perfectly as
does the very gorgeous raiment he
wears when presenting it. And Mr.
Olcott makes the best of that role. His
new songs have the charm and witch
ery found only in Irish music, and
sung by Mr. Olcott they go straight
to the heart
The play tells a pretty love story in
a pretty fashion, and the denouement
if the sort of the denouement that
leaves a pleasant taste in the mouth
of an audience. Mr. Olcott is capably
supported and the play is well staged.
The voluminous skirts and the poke
bonnets of the Limerick girls of the
early nineteenth century are faithfully
reproduced. The hunting scene in the
first act is full of life and color. The
drawing room scene in the last two
acts must delight the eye of all who
appreciate the quaint Chippendale
furniture that was in vogue in 1835.
That Mr. Olcott was given a cordial
reception last evening goes without
saying. He has a host of friends in
St. Paul, and it is safe to say that
among these are numbered all the
members of the newspaper profession.
At the end of the performance Mr.
Olcott and Mr. Pitou were called be
fore the curtain and received an ova
tion from their small but cordial audi
Manager Scott and Mr. Olcott enter
tained the newspaper men at-supper
after the performance.
Citizens of Monroe, Mich., Kill a Man
Who Was Found With Another
MONROE, Mich., Aug. 29. —Walter
Legrand, lately from Toledo, Ohio,
came home this noon and found a
man, a Frenchman, in the house with
his wife. A quarrel ensued, the un
known finally running from the house.
An officer attempting to arrest him, he
ran down Third street, a crowd pur
The cry "assaulter" was raised and
the mob began to shoot. The unknown
ran into a corn field, where he was
surrounded and shot dead, a bullet
penetrating his heart. The two men
whose shots killed the victim are
known and arrests will soon ensue.
Mrs. Legrand told the sheriff that
the dead man is Joseph La Barge, of
Toledo. She says that she and La
Barge had planned an elopement.
TO SHOOT STRIKERS
Commander of Troops in the Anthra
cite Field Issues a Very Rad
PHILADELPHIA, Pa., Aug. 29.—
Having exhausted every other means
for preserving peace and in protecting
the non-union men from violence on
their way to and from the mines, Gen.
Gobin, in command of the troops now
in the coal fields, tonight issued an
order that the soldiers shall shoot any
persons detected in throwing stones
or other missiles, and that if any mob
resists the authority of the troops, they
shall freely use their bayonets and
musket butts. The Panther Creek val
ley has been in almost continual tur
moil this week and the troops station
ed there have h»d a difficult time in
protecting the lives of workingmen.
Tonight the situation in that valley
has improved considerably, and it is
hoped by the military authorities that
the lawlessness and abusive language
directed toward the soldiers will now
cease. The other sections of the coal
regions are comparatively quiet.
A mob gathered at the Dorrance col
liery, near Wilkesbarre, early in the
day, because it was rumored the col
liery was about to start work. The
crowd soon scattered, however, when
it was found that the rumor was In
SPORTS FOR LABOR DAY
COMMITTEE PREPARES AN EX
There Will Be Running Races, a Log
Rolling Contest, Broad and High
Jumps, Pie-Eating Contest and Many
Other Events for Which Valuable
Prizes Will Be Given.
The committee having in charge the
athletic sports which will be held on
Harriet island Labor day has prepar
ed an excellent programme.
The list of events and prizes are:
100-yard race (union men only)— First
prize, suit of clothes; second, Gordon hat;
third, pair of shoes.
75-yard race (boys fifteen years and un
der) sons of union men—First prize, suit
of clothes; second, one pair shoes; third,
one dress shirt.
50-yard race (ladies' race, wives of
union men only)— First prize, onyx stand;
second, one rocker; third, one parlor lamp;
fourth, roast of beef.
50-yard race (girls fifteen years and un
der) daughters of union men only—First
prize, silk umbrella;second, hat pin; third,
two-pound box mixed candy.
Log rolling contest—First prize, Gov.
S. R. Van Sant's gold medal; second, hat.
Swimmipg race, fifty yards (free for all>
—First prize, pair of shoes; second, hat;
third, one coupe two hours, except Sun
Ladies egg race (open for all)— First
prize, traveling toilet set; second, silver
fruit spoon; third, one-pound box candy.
75-yard race (eighteen years and over,
open to all) —First prize, one pair wool
blankets; second, ten pounds coffee; third,
one box tea; fourth, ladies' shirtwaist.
Fat man's race (measure 44 around
waist, open to all) —First prize, one shav
ing set; Second, one case of ale and por
ter; third, umbrella.
Potato race (ladies only)— First prize,
one skirt: second, pair shoes; third, two
pound box of chocolates; fourth, team
and three-seat rig.
Standing broad jump (union men only)
—First prize, hat; second, hat; third,
white vest, fourth, five-pound can baking
Running jump (union men only)— First
prize, union hat; second, horse and rig
two hours, except Sunday; third, one box
Young ladies' race (100 yards, union
girls only)— First prize, one outing hat;
second, ladies' shoes; third, one china
boutenir; fourth, one vase.
100-yard race, delegates to Trades and
Labor assembly—First prize, suit of
clothes: second, $5 cash; third, $3 hat.
100-yard race (presidents of unions
only)— First prize, $5 cash; second, one
pair shoes; third, pair gloves; fourth, gen
tleman's outing shirt.
Pie-eating contest (boys only)— First
prize, five-pound can baking powder; sec
ond, silk umbrella; third, case ginger ale.
50-yard race (boys under seven years)—
First prize, one boy's suit; second, child's
suit; third, one ham.
50-yard race (girls under seven years)—
First prize, $2 cash; second, one easel;
Union men with the largest family—
First prize, $5 cash; second, forty-nine
pound sack of flour; third, five-pound can
coffee; fourth, three pounds tea; fifth, one
case can goods.
In addition to the regular programme
there flUll be a large number of special
events and the committee has secured
an extra lot of prizes for the winners.
MEN MAY BE INDICTED
Special Attorney of Interstate Com
mission to Present Evidence to the
Federal Grand Jury.
Special Attorney Marsham, of the in
terstate commerce commission, is in
St. Paul, and, together with one of the
assistants in the United States attor
ney's office here, will prosecute several
alleged violations of the interstate
commerce laws by local railroads.
It is said that Mr. Marsham has con
siderable evidence in his possession re
garding these violations, and that this
will be presented to the federal grand
jury when it meets in Minneapolis.
Several indictments are looked for, and
it is expected that the criminal calen
dar will be a lengthy one, owing to the
number of these cases.
There will be" a consultation today
for the consideration of the evidence
that Mr. Marshan says he has in his
LIGHTNING SHUTS OFF
Storm Puts Some Electric Plants Out
of Business, and Rain
Is a Deluge.
From 9:30 o'clock last night until
nearly 11 o'clock, St. Paul was the
center o£ an electrical and rain storm
that was savage in its intensity. The
rain for nearly half an hour came
down in a deluge, while the sky was
brilliant with intermittent and strong
flashes of lightning.
At the Cedar street station of the
St. Paul Gas Lighting company one
big transformer was rendered useless
and in consequence the street lamps
and all houses depending on it for
current were put out of business. At
the Apple river dam one of the big
cables was short circuited and a field
coil burned out.
By pressing into service extra
dynamos, which the company car
ries for such emergencies, the lights
were again started, but not for a con
siderable time after the accident. At
the theaters the interiors were sud
denly enveloped in darkness, which
was partially relieved by lighting the
Several small washouts are reported,
but in the main the damage from the
downpour or rain was trifling. Reports
from outside the city indicate that the
storm wa« quite severe.
The tower on St. John's Lutheran
church at Margaret and Hope streets
was struck by lightning during the
storm and completely demolished. The
damage will be about $800.
All the telegraph and telephone
wires in this district are down, and
this section of the city probably suf
fered more from the storm than any
MRS. LOBB SAYS HER
HUSBAND'S STORY IS TRUE
Woman Supposed to Be Suffering From
Hydrophobia Confirms His Statements.
Mrs. Richard Lobb, what was stricken
with what is believed to be an acute at
tack of hydrophobia while in a cell at the
central police station Thursday night, will
recover. At the city hospital last evening
her condition was said to be favorable,
and a decided improvement noticeable.
She was released from the straight jacket.
When told of her actions, Mrs. Lobb
said that she was subject to similar at
tacks and had suffered from them for
over twelve years. "Ever since I was
bitten by a dog in Cornwall." said she,
"I have been subject to the disease. The
story told by my husband is true in every
detail, and I have nothing to add."
Died at Winthrop.
Special to The Globe.
WINTHROP. Minn., Aug. 29.—Mrs.
J. A. E. Johnson died last night of
pneumonia. N. A. Lilyquist, postmas
ter, died today of cancer of the stom
MAN ABDUCTS CHILD
JESSIE THOMPSON, SEVEN YEARS
OLD, SUBJECTED TO INHU
HER. ABDUCTOR MAKES
GOOD HIS ESCAPE
The Little Girl is Found a Couple of
Hours Afterward About Three Miles
From Where She Was Left by Her
Mother, in a Very Excited Cortdi
Jessie Thompson, seven years of age,
daughter of E. O. Thompson, 3732
Snelling avenue, was kidnaped from
in front of Yerxa's grocery store, Fifth
and Nicollet, yesterday afternoon, and
there is every evidence to prove that
she has been subjected to most inhu
man treatment. She and her two sis
ters, Gertrude and Buella, aged five
and six, respectively, were left in a
buggy by their mother, who entered
the store to make some purchases.
Soon a well-dressed young man ap
proached the buggy and said to Jessie:
"Come with me, your mother wants
The innocent little girl, suspecting
nothing, climbed down and the two
went up Fifth street toward First ave
nue. A little later Mrs. Thompson
came out of the store and when aha
asked where Jessie was her little
"Why, a man brought her to you."
Mother Gives Pursuit.
The poor woman, almost frantic,
rushed up Fifth street in pursuit ot
the pair, but could find no trace of her
child. She immediately reported the
case to police headquarters and the
child was found later, alone, at 1815
Perm avenue north, by Mounted Officer
Fred Garvin, at 4:30.
The child refused to tell anything to
the police or to her father, who had
reached the headquarters by that time,
but told a pitiable story to her mother
when she reached home.
The girl told her mother that her
captor had taken her four blocks away,
she thought, to an empty frame house,
through the front door, which was
open. While they were there the girl
said a woman entered, who talked with
the man a few minutes about renting
the place, but went away after a few
Left the Child Alone.
Later the man told the child to wait
there until he found her mother, but
as soon as he left she ran away at her
utmost speed, not caring where in her
excitement and grief.
ARDOR IS UNDAMPED
Continued From First Pag*.
with Mr. Rosing's speech, nor did a
man leave the hall. Frank D. Larra
bee, candidate for attorney general, -
was given a reception fully Indicative
of his hold on the Democrats of Min
neapolis and Hennepin county. He was
introduced as a true blue fighter; a
lawyer who when he had once com
menced a legal proceeding never left It
until he won his case.
Mr. L.arral[>ee is an accomplished
orator and a logical, conclusive thinker.
Without any attempt at a set speech,
he held his audience, interested, con
vinced, amused, for twenty minutes.
He compared the Democratic and Re
publican parties as known by their re
spective records. The Democratic par- *
ty, the party of the people and the
champion of their rights. The Repub
lican party, the party of the classes,
as arrayed against the masses and the
champion of monopolies and trusts, as
against the rights of the producing
classes. Mr. Larabee disavowed any
intent to appear in the light of claiming
that the Democratic party and its
principles are in every respect perfect.
But he did claim that the Democratic
party is more nearly perfect than any
other political party. He said the Re
publican party stands to help the cap
italist, that he may in some way in
directly help the laborer, but in no
sense help the laborer that he may in
directly help the capitalist.
ALLEGED MERGER ISSUE
DENOUNCED AS A MAKESHIFT.
Mr. Larrabee denounced the so
called "merger" issue raised by the
Republicans as false and a shame. He
said the "merger" of railroad lines
is not and cannot be a political issue.
The real fight is not whether rail
roads shall be consolidated, but
whether they shall be so controlled by
the state that their rates shall be fair,
and return only a fair profit on the
capital Invested. The "merger" issue,
he said, was raised by Van Sant, who
faced a storm of party disapproal,
threatening the denial of a renomina
tion. Raised to hide in the hue and
cry of inflamed public sentiment the
sins of omission and commission of
the administration and vefl from pub
lic scrutiny the misconduct of the Re
George P. Jones, candidate for clerk
of the supreme court, Is no longer
Jones, of Rock. Last night he became
Jones, of Minnesota. The brilliant
young orator stepped on to the firm
rock of established leadership In the
party council with a masterful address
on the trust and Philippine questions.
When he concluded his ten-minute
speech the audience demanded that h»
resume. His persistent refusal to oc
cupy more of the meeting's time was
finally accepted, and "Three cheers for
Jones" proposed from tHfe gallery were
given with a vim and followed by a
CHEERS FOR OLD ROMAN OF
Mayor Robert A. Smith, of St. Paul,
candidate for lieutenant governor, was
unable to attend the meeting and the
big audience after giving three hearty
cheers for the "Old Roman" of Min
nesota's Democracy, vociferously in
sisted on a speech from former Gov.
Lind. When he acquiesced to the ex
tent of rising and approaching the
front of the platform a prolonged cheer
went up which was silenced only after
repeated efforts on the part of the for
mer governor to still the burst of en- •
thusiasm his apparance before a Min
nesota audience always excites.
Mr. Lind declined to make a speech, '
but promised to discuss the issues of
the campaign at a mass meeting which
is now projected by the Minneapolis
Democrats for a date immediately af
ter the primary elections. J. C. Haynes,
candidate for nomination to the
mayorallty, in response to the demands
of the audience, made a brief speech
which concluded one of the most en
thusiastic gathering of Democrats ever
held in Minnesota.
Mr. Rosing, accompanied by Mrs.
Rosing, arrived In Minneapolis early In
the afternoon and went directly to the
West hotel, where they received a com
mittee representing the local Democ
racy and numrous party leaders who
called to offer their congratulations
and submit reports of a situation
which is very pleasing to the Demo
crats of Hennepin county. The com
mittee representing the local organiza
tion was headed by Chairman Elijah
Barton, Harry A. Lund, A. S. Keyes
and Henry Ebert. Among the other
prominent Democrats who called dur
ing the afternoon were Aid. Lars M.
Rand, D. A. Fallon. Prof. H. G. Moore,
F. F. Lenhart, Charles A. Willen, An
thony Grotte, F. Q. Winston, Edward
Conroy and Olaf Gylstrom.