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THE WEATHER
St. Paul and Vicinity—Fair.
Minnesota —Fair, warmer in west
portion today; fair tomorrow.
VOL. XXVII.—NO. 316
MARYLAND'S VOTE
EXTREMELY CLOSE
PARTIES MAY DIVIDE THE
ELECTORS
Neither Side Is Likely to Have More
Than 100 Plurality, and the Official
Canvass May Be Required to De
cide—Congressman Babcock Has
a Close Call in Wisconsin, La Fol
lette Committee Giving Him but
Twenty-Five Majority
r.AI/TIMORE, Md., Nov. 10.—The of
flcial returns received up to a late hour
tonight indicate that the vote for the
presidential candidates last Tuesday
was very close, possibly 100 on either
side. It is probable that Secretary of
State Oswald Tilghman will be called
upon to decide which of the electors
•will be entitled to cast their votes in
Washington.
The board of canvassers in Baltimore
and in the twenty-three counties of the
state met today. In Baltimore the
votes c-ast in the Third congressional
district were counted, but the totals
were not made public. While Con
gressman Frank Wachter was admit
tedly re-elected, the vote on the pres
idential ticket is left in doubt.
From the official returns the indica
tions are that the Republicans have
elected seven electors and the Demo
ocrats one.
Returns from eleven counties of the
state give the Republican electors 'a
plurality of 174. Until the canvassing
boards of the counties and of Balti
more shi>ll have examined and count
ed the ballots, it will be impossible to
say which of the presidential candi
dates will receive Maryland's electoral
vote. There'is no change in the con-
BRITAIN AND FRANCE
WOULD MEDIATE
They Contemplate Presenting
a Joint Note to Japan
and Russia
Special Cable to The Globe
LONDON, Nov. 10.—The Post's Paris
correspondent says: "It is rumored in
political circles tonight that the pres
entation of an Anglo-French note to
Russia and Japan with a view to medi
ation is under serious consideration at
the French foreign office. M. Cambon,
French ambassador In London," has
come to Paris, it is stated, at Minister
Delcasse's request to confer with the
government on the question.
Probable Russian Defense
Special to The Globe
NEW YORK, Nov. 10.—The Herald's
St. Petersburg cable: A letter from
the captain of the Russian cruiser"
Aurora to his wife sheds new light on
the North sea tragedy. His ship and
another suffered from the fire of the
Russian squadron through a" misun
derstanding of signals. The ships had
strayed from their course. This may
be the Russian defense.
Russian Attacks Repulsed
GEN. OKU'S HEADQUARTERS,
Nov. 10, via Fusan Nov. —A spirited
Russian attack on an advance post
Tuesday night was repulsed after a
half hour of musketry fire. ■ -The scout
ing of positions is progressing.
LONDON. Nov. 11.—The Telegraph
correspondent with Gen. Oku cables
under date of Nov. 9:
"Last. night the Russians made sev
eral determined attacks upon La
muting and Sinchingpu.but were' re
pulsed with heavy losses. - The artil
lery laid the villages in ruins." "
Feel Their Ground
. HUANSIAN (ten miles south of
Mukden), Nov. 10.—Along the eighty
miles, constituting the front' of the
Russian army everything is; quiet ex
cept for occasional skirmishes and ar
tillery duels on the --center and left,
where gunners fire occasionally for the
sake of practice, so \as to ' have the
range should the Japanese take the of
fensive. Sometimes outposts - indulge
In fusillades. When the Japanese joc
ularly display a white disk, indicating
a miss, the Russian riflemen reply by
raising a shirt or bayonet.-.:. "
The Japanese are " industriously con
tinuing work under the cover of dark
ness, digging immense ditches, into
which to. deflect the ' water of the
Shakhe river.
MEDIATION-SEEMS NEAR
LONDON, Nov. 10.—Japan unoffi
cially has made representations to
Russia looking to peace. : This action'
has resulted in failure and such repre
sentations oven privately are not like
ly to be repeated by the Japanese: Al
though the suggestion of a pacific set
tlement was made unofficially, it ac
-11 was made direct to Russia."";. No pow
"~~~~ ■ ■ ■*—
Continued on Third ?PagQ>^i^
YHE ONLY DEMOCRATIC DA/LV NEWSPAPER OF GENERAL CIRCULATION IN THE NORTHWEST
THE ST. EAUL GLOBE
gressfconal situation, the Democrats
and Republicans each having elected
three members.
Looks Serious for Babcock
MILWAUKEE, Wis., Nov. 10.—Sec
retary Frank R. Bentley, of the stal
wart Republican faction, stated to
night that the returns received by him
from every precinct in the Third con
gressional district show that Congress
man Joseph W. Babcock is re-elected
beyond the shadow of a doubt and that
his plurality is 249.
Mr. Bentley's figures show that Bab
cock carried Sauk, Crawford, Richland
and Juneau counties, and that his op
ponent, Herman Grotophorst (Dem.),
carried lowa, Grant and Vernon coun
ties. Babcock's pluralities in the coun
ties he carried axe: Sauk, 766; Craw
ford, 92; .Richland, 376; Juneau, 120, or
a total of 1,354. Grotophorst's plurali
ties are: Vernon county, 472; Grant,
363; lowa, 270, making a total of 1,103.
The difference between the tofal plural
ities of each candidate gives Babcock
the election by 249.
Chairman J. B. Ashley, of the Third
district Republican committee, tele-
Continued on Sixth Page
LIKES OUR SYSTEM
Morley Says England Also
Should Elect AH Same Day
CHICAGO, Nov. —An election in
Chicago, witnessed by a British.mem
ber of parliament, may be the means
of causing a radical change in English
election ; laws. ". . • .. -_■'."■'
John Morley, English statesman, left
last night .for.Washington after a four
days' visit: in Chicago/: so impressed
with what he had seen, of an Amer
ican election that he could scarcely talk
of anything else, and of what an ex
cellent thing it would be if Great Brit
tain also could have a . general election
"all on the same day."
. "I'll never be satisfied until we con
duct our election all ton the same day,
as you do in the United States," Mr.
Morley said. "It's a needed reform.
There will be - traditions "to overcome,
but I am hopeful of bringing about the
desired reform. -
"I was impressed, too, with the good
nature of the losing side. There seem
ed to be absolutely no ill feeling.": ■_
; Mr.^Morley will return to England
with : a large bundle of election mat-,
ter, ; including \ samples of ballots and
instructions to : voters.
•. Will Decorate -Morgan ■
Special Cable to The Globe -
ROME, Nov. 10.—On the proposal of
the Italian minister of foreign affairs.
King Victor has decided to send J. P.
Morgan, of New York, Insignia." ;or
■ Knight ;of the Crown of Italy as a tes
timonial of the gratitude of the Italian
nation for the voluntary : return of the
Ascollr'cope to the Italian government.
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| THE NEWS INDEXED
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PAGE !
Close Result in Maryland
County Election Returns Muddled • -
Conference of Republican State Repre
;. sentatives •*. ■'■ . .> ~" '•
Probable Yield of Corn
Mediation in Far Eastern War
PAGE II —...". v.
t Twin City Commercial : Clubs Dine -
Hunting Season Opens * ~J.-^S"^. '■
• Institution Contracts Awarded ; -
No Picture j for Fire Board ■ '
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Minneapolis Matters . i" '.v :*
Hennepin Swells Johnson's Plurality
PAGE IV
Editorial; Comment:^ .<-','. a» vJ. ?•,}"" *~<
PAGE V
In the Sporting World -.
PAGE VI
News of . the Northwest
PAGE VII
Of Interest to Women
PAGE VIH
>News of the Railroads - '..'**-. :-,* ' I
Popular Wants
PAGE IX
• Financial and Commercial '
PAGE X
Stop Illegal Voters
The J Globe j[l si Praised -" j_"^i=^ -
f c Union Franchise > Recommended "s
: Politicians Assort Offices - ~-"." -'X
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FRIDAY MORNING. NOVEMBER 11, 1904—TEN PAGES
LEADERS OF THE TWO PARTIES
INDORSE THE ST. PAUL GLOBE
F. C. STEVENS,
Congressman
Th c Globe made a good fight
and is largely responsible for the
election of Johnson. I am frank to
say that there was no abuse or vil
lification of Mr. Dunn in The
Globe. It took smart advantage
of the news as it transpired, but I
saw no sign of personal abuse. It
would not be too much to say that
no better newspaper campaign has
been made in this state in years
than was made by The Globe tn
the governorship contest, and, al
though I regret the result, I do con
gratulate The Globe on the fight
it made. —F. C. Stevens.
COMBINATION PICKS N. F. HUGO
FOR SPEAKERSHIP OF THE HOUSE
Representative From Duluth Meets With W, B. Anderson of Winona and W. A.
INolan of Mower, and Later Announces That He Is Confident of Success-
Caucuses Are Called In the First and Fourth Congressional
Districts—Claque Is Conceded but 28 Votes
A conference last night of four Repub
lican members-elect o/ the Minnesota
house of representatives, including two
members who have been regarded as
candidates for the speakership, is sig
nificant.
The further fact that N. F. Hugo, of
Duluth. by many regarded as the lead
ing candidate for the speakership, met
with the four, is still more significant.
The meeting, which was held at the
Merchants hotel, it is said, will be fol
lowed by a caucus of the Republican
members of the First congressional
district early .next week, and it is more
than probable that the district will de
clare for Hugo for speaker.
It is also said that the Fourth con
gressional district members will caucus
either Saturday or Monday, and indi
cations are that the members from this
district will express a preference for
the Duluth man.
The Eighth congressional district
members, eleven in number, are al
ready claimed solidly by Hugo, as they
are in his own congressional district.
Mr. Hugo was last night serenely
confident of his success. He refused
to discount his own chances and was
willing to concede not more than twen
ty-eight votes to Frank Claque, of
Redwood county, who is without doubt
his principal competitor for the honor.
The Duluth man insisted that stories
printed of a combination by which cv-
Mutual Satisfaction
FRANK A. DAY
Manager Johnson Campaign
it would be difficult to overesti
mate the value of the services of
Th« Globe in the recerrt cam
paign. It was aggressive. It made
no mistakes. It had th« faculty to
present the facts in a terse, vigor
our style, so they quickly caught
the eye of the voter. The Globe
furnished the keynote of the cam
paign for tens of thousands of loyal
supporters of Mr. Johnson through
out the state. Its columns were
free from offensive personalities,
and it has every reason to have a
warm spot in tho heart of every
Democrat in Minnesota.—Prank A.
Day.
cry man who had been considered a
candidate for speaker, except Claque,
was to be given a good committee
chairmanship, and in which he was to
be speaker, were withJoi foundation.
He said be was assured of the speak
ership simply because he had the neces
sary fifty-five votes irt siglit.
Present *t Conference
In the conference, hejfl In one of the
parlors of the Mercharfts hotel last
night, were W. A. Nolan, of Mower
county, who has himself been, an ac
tive candidate for speaker; W. B. An
derson, of Winona, who refused to be
come a candidate until assured of his
election as a member, but who has all
along been considered a candidate;
Edward Fanning, of Olmstejl, who has
been one of Mr. Nolan's backers, and
J. L. Morley, of Steele, another Nolan
adherent. Mr. Hugo, was called into
the conference late in the evening and
did not emerge from the room until a
late hour, when he left immediately,
for Michigan.
Following the adjournment of the '
conference members declined to admit
that any decisive action was taken,
but it was said that the result of the
conference would be that a meeting of
the Republican members of the house
from the First district woqld be held
at Winona early next week, and that it
is more than probable tha{ the four-
{Mutual Satisfaction
•*• jsffpSg-'^^^;*'*'' "■> c By' \
JAMES A. MARTIN
Manager of Dunn Campaign
In fairness, I must say that I
consider The Globe did most ef
fective work for its candidates in
the state campaign. The paper
made the most of the rumors re
lating to the Republican campaign
and candidates, and it kept
within the lines and did not
have to take back anything dur
ing the campaign. Much of the
value of a newspaper in a political
campaign is to provide something
for the leaders in the various dis
tricts on which to make their argu
ments from day to day, and The
Globe did this work very well, in
deed. The Globe was certainly
in the fight up to the last minute.—
James A. Martin.
teen members from that district will
declare their preference for speaker.
The Fourth congressional district
has twelve Republican members-elect
and efforts are now being made to get
a caucus of the Republican house mem
bers to secure an indorsement of Mr.
Hugo. The meeting will be held either
Saturday or Monday.
Hugo delares the eleven members of
his own congressional district are
united in his support These three dis
tricts, if the contemplated action is
taken, will give Mr. Hugo thirty-seven
members, and he claims to have per
sonal pledges from a sufficient number
of members from other congressional
districts to give him the number nec
essary to a choice.
The Duluth delegation had no oppo
sition to election and were very active
in their support of R. C. Dunn for gov
ernor. The Globe during the cam
paign said that in the event of Mr.
Dunn's election the strength of the ad
ministration would be thrown to se
cure the speakership for Hugo. This
is verified by no less a personage than
the Duluth man himself. Mr. Hugo
said last night:
All Stood by Dunn
"In no part of the state did the Re
publicans stand by the Republican
Conrinued on Third Page
PRICE TWO CENTS RVPSfiiT.
COUNTY RETURNS
ARE BADLY MIXED
DISHONEST MESSENGERS
FURNISH OWN FIGURES
Election Clerks and Judges Notify
Party Headquarters That Reports
in Papers of City Are Incorrect-
City Clerk Will Order Count of Du
plicate Official Returns — County
Auditor Advances Time for the
Canvass of the Votes
Grave errors in the returns furnished
to the City Press association election
night have been discovered, and the
canvass of the county - official vote,
which will begin tomorrow, may
change joy to sorrow in a number of
the closer contests.
It is now positively known that sev
eral of the messengers employed in
carrying the returns to the City Press
association deliberately filled in the
blanks furnished them without waiting
for the figures at the election booths.
The value of the totals presented to
the public by the newspapers of the
city will depend entirely upon the hon
esty of the main portion of the large
corps of messengers at work.
The fact that the figures furnished
election night were not in any way ac
curate was first discovered yesterday
when a number of election judges and
clerks, noting the reports in the news
papers, called at the Democratic and
Republican headquarters and reported
that serious errors had been made.
Their claim was proved when City
Clerk Itedington opened several of the
duplicate official precinct returns and
found radical differences !n the figures
furnished by the newspapers and the
count turned In by the Judges.
Want Official Figures
News of the discovery of Inaccurate
reports brought forth a general de
mand that the offkiul figures be made
public as soon as possible, the candi
dates joining with persons who had bet
money on the results. A promise was
ultimately secured from County Au
ditor Krahmer that the official count
will begin tomorrow, and it !s likely
that the duplicates of the returns filed
with the city clerk will be opened to
day and tabulated.
City Clerk Redington expects to to
day receive permission to open all the
duplicate returns in his office, and if
this is done the doubt will be settled,
and it will be possible to give accurate
information as to the outcome. This
HE BECOMES LENIENT
Kaiser Will Pardon Those Guil
ty of Lese Majeste
BERLIN, Nov. 10. —It is announced
that Emperor William has decided
hereafter to use the pardoning power
liberally in cases of lese majeste. This
is a radical departure from the previous
practice. It had heretofore been prac
tically unknown for the emperor to
pardon a person convicted of this of
fense. It is said now he intends to
pardon almost without exception when
the offender is shown to belong to the
uneducated class, or to be incapable of
weighing the consequences of a hasty
word. Offenses committed during dis
cussions, or while in an excited con
dition, will constitute a basis for a
pardon.
The emperor has directed the min
ister of justice to deal liberally with
all persona convicted of an insult to
his majesty who petition for pardon
and show penitence. 'It la expected
that the new practice will greatly re
duce the number who will serve out
sentences for the offense, since the im
pression Is general that many slight
offenders have been convicted every
year through overofflctous state's at
torneys and judges.
Baldwin Suspends Operations
ST. LOUIS, Mo.. Nov. 10.—Capt. T.
S. Baldwin, inventor of the only aerial
craft that has accomplished anything
of importance at the exposition, has
packed the dirigible California Arrow
for shipment to San Francisco, and
left the world's fair grounds himself.
He was accompanied by his brother,
Samuel Baldwin, of Quiney, 111., who
has been associated with him in his
aeronautic enterprise. Baldwin's de
parture followed a conference with H.
F. McGarvie, manager of special ex
ploitations for the world's fair. Mr.
Baldwin said:
"There is no friction whatever be
tween the world's fair management
and myself. I have filled ray part of
the contract with the exposition peo
ple and am satisfied with the observ
ance of their part of it. I am anxious
to get home and make some improve
ments on the machine whirh I find are
necessary, but have decided to stay and
observe the flights of the other air
ships scheduled to go up before the
close oL the^exposition."
READ THE GLOBE
THE ONLY LIVE NEWSPAPER
IN ST. PAUL
will necessitate going over the returns
of the 116 precincts in the city and 4
seven in the county, taking from the \
sheets the returns of the judges on the \
vote for', the various offices and the]
compilation of an entirely new set of {
figures. Until this is done all fore-1
casts will be idle guesswork, except J
in so far as the precincts opened iI«M
dicate an increase of the vote for some [
of the candidates.
It is possible that a great majority \
of the returns are correct, although it
will be noticed by a comparison of the !
vote on the party candidates for some!
offices as compared with another, that:
the independent voting, if carried on to ■
the extent indicated by the press re- !
turns, was surprisingly large. In many ;
instances they may have been correct- i
ly reported, but in others it Is possible
that the messengers made incorrect re- I
turns. If half a dozen cases similar to
some of the returns opened yesterday |
are discovered it wouid be easily pos- \
sible to change the result in several of
the close contests.
Most remarkable of-the errors dis- j
covered in the returns opened was that, J
while press reports showed that Miesen •
»-eceived 55 votes as compared with
175 for Justus in the Fourteenth pre
cinct of the Fifth ward, the official re- J
turns show that Miesen received 108
votes to 81 for Justus. This shows
that in this precinct Miesen gained 43 J
votes and Justus lost 94. In the Fourth •
precinct of the Eighth ward Miesen j
gained 110 votes and Justus gained 84, i
and in the Eleventh precinct of the *
Sixth ward Miesen gained 61 votes and '
Justus 26. This showed a gain, for <
Miesen of 214 in total and 16 for Jus- ■
tus. If the remainder of the figures
should prove to be correct, as reported
to the press, the result would be:
Miesen 14,003 *
Justus 13,782 ;
Miesen's majority 221
But in the face of the discoveries
Continued on Third Page
CORN YiELD WILL :
BEJRODIGK
Department of Agriculture
Places It at 2,453,000,000
Bushels
WASHINGTON, D. C, Nov. 10.—
Preliminary returns to the chief of the
bureau of statistics of the department ,
of agriculture on the production of
corn in 1904 indicate a total yield of
about 2,453,000,000 bushels, or an ay- '
erage of 26.7 bushels per acre, as
compared with an average yield of 25.5 j
bushels per acre as finally estimated !
in 1903, 26.8 bushels in 1902, and a ten- j
year average of 24.2 bushels. The gen- '
eral average as to quality is 86.2 per
cent, as- compared with 83.1 last year,
80.7 in 1902 and 73.7 in 1901.
It is estimated that about 4.6 per
cent of the corn crop of 1903 was etill
in the hands of farmers on Nov. 1, 1904, i
as compared with 5.2 per cent of the \
crop of 1902 in farmers' hands on Nov. i
1, 1903; 1.9 per cent of the crop of 1901 }
In farmers' hands on Nov. 1, 1902, and |
4.6 per cent of the crop of 1900 in
farmers' hands on Nov. 1, 1901.
The.preliminary estimate of the av
erage yield per acre of buckwheat is
18.9 bushels, against an average yield
of 17.7 bushels in 1903, 18.1 bushels in.
1902, and a ten-year average of 17.9 ■
bushels. The average for quality la |
91.5 per cent, against 91.4 last year, ;
88.1 in 1902 and 93.3 in 1901.
The preliminary estimate of the ay- j
erage yield per acre of flaxseed is 10.2
bushels, as compared with a final esti
mate of 8.4 bushels per acre in 1903 j
and 7.S bushels in 1902. The average
as to quality is 92 per cent, as com
pared with 84.9 one year ago.
The preliminary estimate of the av
erage yield per acre of potatoes is
110.4 bushels, against an average yield
of 84.7 in 1903. 96 bushels in 1902, and
a ten-year average of 81 bushels. The
average as to quality is 93.4 per cent,
as compared with 86.4 per cent one
year ago, 90 in 1902 and 78.4 in 1901. '
The preliminary estimate of the ay- .
erage yield per acre of hay is 1.52 tons,
against an average yield of 1.54 tons
in 1903, 1.50 tons In 1902, and a" ten
year average of 1.35 tons. The average
as to quality is 92.7 per cent, against
91.3 one year ago, 85.7 In 1902 and 91.3
ft 1901.

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