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A New Effort to Make Their
Relations Harmonize.
President Schwab and Senator
Han Also Assist.
Tribunal of Peace Projected in the
Form of a General Execu
tive Committee.
New York, Dec. Brought together
through the good offices of the National
Civic Service federation, leading repre
sentatives of labor and capital met here
today to discuss plans to minimize wage
and industrial disputes. Aiding them
with counsel were several prominent !
students of economics and leading factors
in the religious world, and the first ses
sion was notable for a number of striking
expressions and comments upon the prob
lem faced by the conferees. Samuel
Gompera, Theodore Shaffer and other
leading members of the American Federa
tion of Labor will participate in the ses
sion tomorrow. Oscar Strauss, former
minister to Turkey, who acted as chair
man, announced that it was planned to
form a general executive committee with
representation divided among labor, cap
ital and the great public, and that it was
hoped that it would become a tribunal of
peace where the conflicting interests
might meet on an even footing and set
tle their differences in a spirit of con
ciliation and mutual toleration. Among
those attending the opening meeting
Senator M. A. Hanna, Charles M. Schwab,
president of the United States Steel corpora
tion. Archbishop Ireland, Bishop Potter. S. R.
I'allaway, president of the American Locomo
tive Works, E. n. Durand. secretary of the
industrial commission; Theodore Marburg of
Baltimore; W. P. Pfahler of
R. C. Kerens of St. Louis: R. M. Easley of
the National Civic Federation; John Philips
of fuc National Hatters' Union; James Ryan
of the International Typographical Union,
-md Manus Marks, president of the National
Clothing Makers' Association.
Schwab Kiprt-ssex HiniKvlf.
Mr. Schwab declared he was opposed to
labor unions, as they were now consti
tuted. He said:
I am here with a mind open to conviction,
anxious to see the other side of the shield!
and ready to <3o that which is fair. It may
le this is a selfish motive, but I realize that
upon the peaceful adjustment of the difficul
ties that exist between capital und labor de
pends the future prosperity of the United
States. The decadence of trade in other
countries is due to the hostility of labor
unions. I do not deny that capital has been
r.rbitrary and unfair. I am not opposed to
labor unions per se: but I am against them as
they are now constituted. Labor unions will
not succeed as the trusts have not succeeded,
on the principle of limiting production. Con
solidation for economy's sake, fair wages,
j.ur-hasing in the cheapest market and sell
ing in the best, are the trade principles that
Beau Had Two Strings to His Bow
Special to The Journal. •
Calloway, Neb., Dec. 16.—Other towns have had their elopments, but it has re
mained for Galloway to furnish an instance in which two girls elope with a young
man. Hulda Ahrendt, 14, and Ada Farrell, attending the Calloway high school, dis
appeared a few days ago, and later it was found they had run away with Clark
Toll, a young man who recently came here from Kansas. A deputy sheriff was soon
hot on their trail. Throwing off Miss Ahrendt at Cambridge, as ballast, the other
two hurried on. They crossed the state line into Kansas ahead of the deputy, were
married at Norton, and made a complete get-away before the officer arrived. Both
girls are of good families.
will stand. The labor unions have become
trusts. After all, the fortunes and the pros
perity of the ■employer and employed are
linked together; they are the same, and the
two interests should stand together. I am
willing to come here aud give you any prac
tical ideas that I can, and I bope that this
conference will come to some good.
Senator Hanna expressed strong ap
proval of the principle of organized labor,
and his speech drew apologies from John
Phillips and John J. Donnelly, two of the
labor delegates present, who confessed
that they had held erroneous and unjust
views as to the attitude of the senator
toward organized labor. Senator Hanna
related an experience he had with coal
miners In Ohio many years ago,.and said
that the experience had made him an ad
vocate of unionism. He said:
I saw then and I believe now that labor and
capital could be brought together. I believe
that the day is at hand for their peace, and I
am willing to give the best that is in me
while life lasts to bringing labor and capital
together. A settlement of the question will
do more for good government, good morals
and good social relations than anything else
we could accomplish To the end of all this
I freely give whatever service I can render to
this association.
Archbishop Ireland Speaks.
Archbishop Ireland said all Europe
looked to the United States to heal the
breach between the two great Interests.
As minister of religion, as a member of
a church whose pontiff had declared that
the most important duty of the church
was to maintain peace between labor and
capital, he was present to do his duty in
a movement that made for peace and har
mony and brotherhood among men. He
believed that he realization of what
Americans owed to one another as men
and children of God was needed to bring
those opposed together. He approved the
idea of creating some channel for an ex
change of ideas and the mutual flow of the
feeling of brotherhood.
John Phillips and John J. Donnelly, the
latter of the New York bricklayers' union,
recorded their approval of the principle of
arbitration and conciliation and asserted
that for years the hatters and bricklay
ers in New York had maintained satis
factory relations with the men who em
ployed them.
Filial Disposition of the Uiirstion Of
Trade Autonomy.
Scranton, Pa., Dec. 16. —In the Amer
ican Federation of Labor convention
the special committee on autonomy
recommended that where there are only
a few craftsmen in a large industrial con
cern, the best interests of all would be
conserved by the few joining the para
mount organization in such establish
ment and the promulgation of subdivided
crafts into district and national trade
councils where all dispufes should be
settled. The recommendations of the
committee were unanimously adopted
without a single remark being made by
any one. The committee report on so
cialism, heretofore published, was
adopted. The next convention will be
held at New Orleans.
Hanna Zealous.
Washington, Dec. 16.—Senator Hanna has
gone to New York to attend a conference
called by the industrial bureau of the Amer
ican civic federation, where it is hoped some
thing may be done to bring about closer re
lations between capital and labor to prevent
strikes and attendant evils. In an inter
view he made the following statement:
"I would rather have the credit of mak
ing a successful movement to bring labor and
capital into closer relations of confidence
and reliance than be president of the United
A Hlllttboro Business Man Expired
Alone and Unattended.
Special to The Journal.
Hillsboro, N. D., Dec. 16.—John Vik, a
prominent business man of this city, was
found dead in his room just before 12
o'clock to-day. He was a member of the
Elk fraternity, about 30 years old, and un
married. Death is supposed to have been
caused by apoplexy. His parents reside
in Finland.
Portions of Ireland Are to Be
Proclaimed There
Dublin, Dec. 16.—Large numbers of
constabulary have been drafted to import
ant points in Mayo and Roscommon and a
proclamation placing both countries under
the crimes act is expected to be issued
immediately. This influx of extra police
is unprecedented since the days of Cap
tain Boycott. Nationalist members of
parliament and United Irish League
speakers have been most active in Mayo
and Rosecommon recently preaching
forcible resistance to the authorities
Mandamus Issued to Com
pel Operation of Wash
burn & Bayfield Ry.
Special to The Journal.
Washburn, Wis., Dec. 16.—A peremptory
writ of mandamus has been issued out of
the circuit court to compel the continuous
operation of the Washburn, Bayfleld &
Iron River railroad which has been or
dered to be torn up and sold by the Unit
ed States court.
The road announced that it would cease
doing business on Saturday, The pro- (
ceeding is an extraordinary one. Public j
feeling runs high, as the county gave !
$185,000 in bonds to the road.
The writ goes into great detail, and re
cites the facts in connection with the
building and operation of the road. It is
returnable before Judge Parish at Med
ford on Dec. 23.
District Attorney A. W. McLeod and
H. H. Hayden, of Kau Claire, are handling
the litigation for the county and are con
fident that they can prevent the tear
ing up of the main line.
Sections of Wyoming Cleared
of Stock—Herders, Too,
Green River, Wyo., Dec. 16. — Andrew
Christensen, who runs 3,500 sheep north
of Green river, has reached here and
reports that all flocks in that section are
lost together with several herders. The
storm, he sayß, was the worst he ever saw
in this state. He believes the loss among
sheep will be heavy.
More ReasMuriiiK-.
Rawlins, Wyo., Dec. 16.—The weather
cleared up in this part of the state last night
and it is claimed the loss has been only
normal. Some bands of sheep were badly
scattered and herders are busy trying to
get them back. Sheepmen who have just
come in from the Red desert say there has
been no loss of life among herders and ex
cept for the sheep killed on the railroad
live stock loss has been slight
ChecliH \Viiiiii|M'K Building.
Special to The Journal.
Winnipeg, Man., Dec. 16.—Winnipeg is ex
periencing its first oold snap. During the
past few days the thermometers have regis
tered always below zero, and on two or three
nights have gone as low as 30 below. Out-
Bide building operations, with the exception
of sewer work, have ceased for the season.
More eewer construction is being done this
winter than ever before in the city's history
Prince George of Greece High Com
miHHioner Three Years Longer.
Rome, Dec. 16.—The Italian minister of
foreign affairs and the ambassadors at
Rome of Germany, France and Great
Britain have decided to appoint Prince
George of Greece high commisisoner in
Crete for a further term of three years.
President and Senators Don't
"Hit It Off" Well
Appointment Methods of McKinley
and Roosevelt Compared.
Republican Senators Will I'nibalily
Learn Thut Roosevelt's Po
sition la-Correct.
Front Th» Journal JJurtau, Boom. 4JS,jPotrt
Building, Washington.
Washington, Dec. 16.—There is friction
between the president and certain mem
bers of the senate, growing out o j t jj e }n _
dependence of the former regarding
patronage. The friction is not acute,
although it presents several features
which at first blush appear to make It so,
but it shows such marked contrast to the
condition of perfect accord which pre
vailed between the executive and the
confirming power under McKinley as to
be a matter of general comment.
McKinley leaned on his personal and
political friends and few appointments,
even of a minor character, were made
without consulting them. Roosevelt leans
on do one. He acts independently, al
though first hearing all that those who
have a right to speak care to say. The
difference between them Is tempera
mental. Roosevelt could not be Roose
velt and follow the McKinley appoint
ment policy. In McKinley tact reached
the high perfection of an art. In Roose
velt it is strained through a vigorous
and impetuous personality, and while not
lost sight of, wants much of the polish
and perfection that was given it by Mc-
On the surface it looks as if the country
is about to witness a repetition of the
conditions which prevailed during the
days of the latter Cleveland administra
tion; but investigation does not bear out
this surface indication.
Won't Rally Around a Sore Spot.
It is true that Senators Foster of Wash
ington, Scott of West Virginia, Fairbanks
of Indiana, the Addlcks republicans of
Delaware, the "regular" • republicans of
Virginia, the Kerens men in Missouri,
and one of the republican factions in Ken
tucky are angry. It is also true that
they have been breathing out threaten
ings and slaughter; but their wrath will
be appeased. They will not unite in a
fight against the president. The public
never rallies around a sore spot.
Nothing in the situation bears out the
charge which has been made in many of
the newspapers, tha" the president is bent j
on overturning the supremacy of Senator
Hanna. On the highest authority it may
be said that the relations between the
president and the republican national
committee are very cordial, and that
there is nothing to indicate that they are
not to remain so. In appointment mat
ters the president is acting in a straight
forward manner, taking up each case by
itself and deciding it as he thinks the
situation demands. The charge that in
the states where friction has developed
the president's policy has shown that he
wants to break away from Hanna and the
national committee is without foundation.
The national organization has not been
thought of; as I have said, each appoint
ment has been made independently of!
every other one, and without reference
to anything save the immediate circum
stances surrounding it.
There is a wide gulf between the ap
pointment policy of McKinley and that of
Roosevelt. The senate is rather slow in
bridging it, and that explains the pres
ent friction. Nobody has been able to
call into question the character of the
Roosevelt appointments. They have been
uniformly and admittedly of a high grade.
CriticiMin's Ertjte Blunted.
Nobody has been able to establish that
the president, in ignoring senators and
other prominent republicans, has been
following out p. prearranged program,
having the overturning of the present re
publican organization as a necessary re
sult. This blunts the edge of much of the
criticism and leaves each disappointed
Benator and office seeker to stand on his
own bottom as an individual; it removes
all thought of a Roosevelt "conspiracy,"
and places the president on a high plane
in the thought of the country, which
wants the best men for public positions,
and only the best men.
If President McKinley's administration
had a weak place it was in its free-and
easy attitude towards federal patronage.
Probably some of the office brokers
thought that this policy would be con
tinued through all succeeding administra
tions. Their disappointment is keen, but
it is not an indication of anything seri
The foregoing statement has been writ
ten after a careful investigation of the
situation. It does justice to the presi
dent and to certain gentlemen of the
senate who are smarting under disap
pointment. Should there be a struggle
between the executive and the confirming
powor, resulting from existing grievances
and others which may come, the presi
dent will win. It will not be a drawn bat
tle, as when Cleveland was in the White
House. Cleveland's contested appoint
ments were of a strictly personal char
acter. He wanted his particular friends
for certain positions and in several in
stances they were not as fit for those posi
tions as the men favored by the sen
ators. Roosevelt is acting in an imper
sonal and wholly disinterested way.
Should the issue be raised he will say that
he made certain appointments for the
good of the service and the country will
believe him. But the senate is too wise
to raise the as long as the presi
dent maintains his present strong posi
tion. —W. W. Jermane.
Washington Small Talk.
Congressman Heatwole will start for Minne
sota Tuesday or Wednesday, to remain until
aCter the bolidava.
Postmasters appointed to-day: Minnesota —
Latta, Wadena county, Carl C. Jensen. South
Dakota —Cheyenne Agency, Dewey county,
Samuel O. Overly; Hermosa, Custer county,
John McCarthy.
As the result of the efforts of Congressman
McCleary and others, it now seems likely that
the salaries of rural free delivery carriers
will be increased to $600 for the first year of
service, $720 for the second year and |84U
for the third and subsequent years.
Congressman McCleary has another invi
tation to make an address at Peoria, 111.,
Feb. 12, Lincoln's birthday anniversary, but
will probably be compelled to decline owing
to the press of congressional business.
Representative Eddy will go home via St.
Louis for the holidays, and while in that city
he will hear Representative Tawney's address
on breaking ground for the big exposition.
Representative Fletcher will start for Min
neapolis Thursday morning for the holiday
A French syndicate. It is reported, has
acquired extensive mining rights in the
vicinity of Dover, England.
Admiral Schley Will File an
Secretary Long Grants the Request
of Schley's Counsel.
Senator Jones ,of Arkansas Intro
duces a. Joint Resolution Praia
ing; Schley and His Men.
Washington, Dec. 16. —Admiral Schley
was in consultation all this forenoon with
his counsel, Isador Rayner and M. A.
Teague; also General Felix Agnus of Bal
timore and Congressman Schirm of Mary
land. After the conference Admiral
Schley authorized Mr. Teague to make the
following statement:
We have been in consultation as to what
further proceedings shall be taken. Nothing
definite has been determined upon, so far as
civil or criminal action of any kind against
Maclay and his sponsors is concerned. Mac
lay's claim that the findings of the court are
a vindication for himself and his book is
absolutely spurious. There are no less than
half a dozen instances in the book in which,
even if he were to accept the findings of the
court and incorporate them in the volume
and change it to suit the findings, the book
would still be criminal libel.
Mr. Teague during the forenoon pre
sented the following letter to Secretary
Washington, Deo. 16, 1901.—Sir: I have
the honor to most respectfully request that
you withhold your approval from the find
ings of the court of inquiry recently held at
the navy yard in the city of Washington, of
which Admiral George Dewey was president,
until such time as I may have opportunity
to file a statement of objections thereto, and
I therefore request that you do not dissolve
the court until action shall have been taken
on such objections. Very respectfully,
—W. S. Schley,
Rear Admiral, U. S. N.
—Isador Rayner,
Counsel for Applicant Before Said Court of
To the Honorable Secretary of the Navy.
Request Granted.
He asked the secretary to indicate his
probable action in the premises. The sec
retary replied that the request would be
granted and his action on the findings and
the dissolution of the court withheld un
til the objections were received and he had
an opportunity to consider them. He said
he would communicate with Admiral
Schley in writing and asked how long a
time counsel desired to present their ob
jections. Mr. Teague replied that they
would be ready for presentation by
Thursday or Friday of this week.
"We will except to the findings of the
court," said Mr. Teague, "and make a
demand that the majority opinion be dis
approved by the secretary as contrary to
the evidence and the pertinent facts in
the case which the court has not con
sidered nor acted upon."
While Mr. Teague would not say that
such action would be taken, he pointed
out the fact that they could appeal from
the secretary's action to the president of
the United States.
Tha.ii.kg of Congress.
In the senate to-dey Mr. Jones (Ark.)
introduced a joint resolution, as follows:
That the thanks of congress and the Ameri
can people are hereby tendered to Rear Admi
ral Winfield S. Schley and the officers and
men under his command for highly distin
guished conduct In conflict with the enemy,
as displayed by them In the destruction of
the Spanish fleet off the harbor of Santiago,
Cuba, July 3. 1893. That the President of the
United States be requested to cause the reso
lution to be communited to Rear Admiral
Schley and through him to the officers and
men under his command.
Without comment, the resolution was
referred to the committee on naval affairs.
Since the court of inquiry rendered its
decision Admiral Schley has received a
large number of letters and telegrams,
< all containing expressions of confidence
! and esteem and offers of assistance. To
i answer these personally would be a work
j of such magnitude that the admiral has
addressed the following letter to the
I beg to express my gratitude and heartfelt
j thanks for the kind words and evidences of
i interest in my welfare which I have received
! from all uarts of the United States. The
' magnitude of the correspondence renders It
! impossible for me to personally acknowledge
| the same, and I therefore take this means of
expressing my appreciation to one and all.
He Will Slitn the Seliley Court Rec
ord and Ignore Dewey'a Report.
A>to York Sun Special S»rvio»
Washington, Dec. 16.—Secretary Long
will probably to-day perform the final act
in the matter of the Schley controversy.
He will then affix his signature to hte find
ings of the Dewey court of inquiry, indi
cating his approval bf the record. He will
ignore the personal statement of Admiral
Dewey appended to the findings as not a
part of the record. In this he will follow
the naval regulations. Admiral Dewey
signed the .findings of the court as its
president. He also agreed in those find
ings to give them the unanimous approval
of the court, with the exception of the
four points to which he took exception.
It is now known that on the seven most
damaging findings against Schley the
court was unanimous, but Admiral Dewey
wanted to stop with three and go no fur
ther. His associates, Admirals Benham
and Ramsay, wanted to go further and
pass upon all the points raised against
Schley. They insisted that the evidence
of the court Justified the other findings.
Admiral Dewey dissented. Dewey waß
outvoted on these four points and took
exceptions to them. He then appended
his unprecedented paragraph, declaring
that Schley was in command at Santiago.
Had Admirals Benham and Ramsay been
willing to stop where they agreed with
Dewey, there would have been but one
report. •
Camden, N. J., Dec. 16.—United States Sen
ator William J. Sewell is reported to-day to
be in a very weak condition and in danger
of a second relapse. The physicians say that
while he may live for some days, another
sinking spell might cause his death at any
time. The senator Is suffering from dia
betes, complicated with other diseases.
Washington, Dec. 18. —The senate to-day
adopted the resolution of Senator Vest direct
ing the committee on the judiciary to in
vestigate and report upon a method for re
stricting anarchy and restraining those who
attempt to assassinate presidents.
Washington, Dec. 18.—The president to-day
sent to the following nominations to the sen
ate: To be postmasters—George H. Roberts,
Jr.. at Brooklyn, N. V.; Clayton MoMichael,
at Philadelphia, Pa. To be secretary of Ari
zona—lsaac T. Stoddard.
Supreme Court Says Oov. Van Sant
Had Ample Authority to Sus
pend Hennepin's Sheriff.
A Writ of Ouster Will Be Issued at
Onee —Then Megaarden
Must Quit.
The supreme court upholds Governor Van Sant in his suspension of Sheriff Me
gaarden of Hennepin county. In a decision filed this afternoon and written by-
Judge Lovely the court holds that the power to remove an official after investiga
tion implies authority to suspend pending the proceedings.
The writ of ouster prayed for by the attorney general will be issued at once.
When it Is served Megaarden must cease to exercise his functions as sheriff or bo
In contempt of court.
Syllabus of the Decision.
In the syllabus, Judge Lovely summar
izes the rulings of the court as follows:
State of Minnesota ex rel. W. B. Douglas, at
torney general, relator, vs. Philip T. Me
gaarden, respondent.
First—The governor has authority to remove
a sheriff from office, "whenever it appears by
competent evidence that such officer has been
guilty of malfeasance or nonfeasance in the
performance of his official dutties," upon pro
ceedings provided for in chapters 893 to 903
inclusive, G. S. 1894.
Second—ln the enactments referred to no
provision is to toe found authorizing the sus
pension of a sheriff pending proceedings for
I his removal, but that power impliedly exists
j a.s incidental to the executive authority to re
move, and may be exercised by the governor
in a proper case.
Third—The power to suspend an officer dur
ing investigation under the statutory provi
sions referred to is not arbitrary, but involves
the exercise of discretion and good judgment
! by the governor, and may or may not be ex
j ercised, as a wise exercise >of such judgment
i and discretion; and shal indicate a public ne
cessity for the order of suspension.
Some Specific Points.
After summarizing the history of the
case, the opinion says:
It is claimed that by the statement in the
report of the putilic examiner it does not ap
pear that the alleged acts of malfeasance oc
j turred during respondent's ipresent term of
It is only necessary to say with reference
to this claim that the. office of sheriff has
i long been deemed in this county as so itnglrr
i tant that such official will be -recognized in
all the courts of his state, and his appoint
ment or retirement from office need not be
proved. Hence this court will take judicial
! notice that respondent was in fact holding
j such office for the term previous to 1901.
With regard to the claim that an in
vestigation in removal proceedings can
not take knowledge of misconduct previ
ous to the present term, the court says:
We cannot hold this contention well taken
in this' case. Many charges by the public
examiner relating to the ter mprevious to
! the sheriff's incumbency are of the same
j nature as one specific act occurring during
i his present term and it is further stated in
I the information that large sums of money
j illegally collected during the previous years
are still retained.
Without entering into details we are sutis
! fled from the facts set forth that tested by
' this requirement the complaint of the public
examiner, including the facts ,in his report,
was sufficient to authorize an investigation.
The Governor's Authority.
The court then comes down to the real
point at issue, the governor's power to
suspend pending an investigation. The
court finds that that power is not confer
red by the laws, explicitly. It should be
clearly expressed, and the revision com
mission is recommended to include such
a provision in the statutes.
In the absence of direct law on the sub
! ject, the court relies on a Missouri de
' cesion, 16 Mo., app. 48-50, State vs. Police
i Commissioners, in which the court said:
I The suspension of an officer, pending his
j trial, for misconduct, so as' to tie his hands
for the time being, seems to be universally
accepted as a fair, salutary and often neces
sary incident of the situation. His retention,
at such time, of all the advantages and op
portunities afforded by official position may
enable and encourage him, not only to per
sist in the rebellious practice complained of.
Attacking Parties of Citizens
Fired Into and Wounded
Each Other.
Perry, lowa, Dec. J6.—The general store
of Ernest Towne, at Jamaica, near here,
was entered by burglars Saturday night.
Four citizens gave chase, two going in
one direction and two in another.
They met on the cross-roads and each
party mistook the other for the burgers
and opened fire.
Before explanations could be made,
Towne, James King and Blame Parmenter
were well filled with shot.
It is not thought the wounds of any of
them will prove fatal, but at this time
fifty-seven shot have been removed from
the body of Parmenter. The burglars
Special to The Journal.
Red Wing, Minn., Dec. 16.—Oliver Com
stock's greenhouses, south of the city, were
destroyed by fire.
Says He's Married to Miss Gould
Special to The Journal.
Bioux City, lowa, Dec. 16. —"J. H. Anderson of Kansas," reluctantly admitted at
the Hotel Leader here yesterday that he was the husband of Helen Gould, and
that they have four children, Eddie, Grace, Anna and Helen. "Miss Helen Gould is
my wife," he say«, "made so Friday, Sept. 26, 1890, at Benton Harbor, Mich."
Anderson says he is the man arrested several months ago in New York for
calling on Miss Gould. He says he thought she was Helen White when he married
her but she wrote him a letter In 1899, telling him she was Helen Gould. He ex
hibits a letter from 2553 Fifth avenue. New York, which he says was written by hut.
He is believed to be a harmless lunatic
but also to seriously embarrass his triers ia
their approaches to the end of justice.
Says Judge Lovely:
The reasons stated seem so essential to a
complete and thorough investigation of an
official charged with misconduct as to fur
nish an unanswerable argument to the claim
of the respondent that the minor right to
suspend is not included in the major au
thority to remove.
A better illustration of the necessity of
holding that such incidental right exist, can
not be made than in the case^pf a sheriff,
first executive officer of the county.
It may be said that it is a great hardship
upon an accused official to be deprived of his
fees and emoluments, but the answer to thiß
suggestion is, that he takes office and re
tains it cum onoe and must accept its bur
dents with its benpfits.
The order to suspend should not prejudi^*
the respondent in any reaped. He is en
titled to a fair hearing with all the presump
tions of innocence and good intentions in his
favor. These ought* to continue until the
termination of the investigation and the fln.tl
action of the governor but we are compelled
to adopt the view that to give the power of
removal practical effect it must be held in
a proper case to be left to executive discre-
tion and judgment to include the authority
to direct the temporary suspension of the
official, which was ordered In this case. Let
the writ of ouster issue as prayed for. ■
The writ of ouster will be drawn by the
attorney genral and issued by Dar F.
Reese, clerk of the supreme court. It will
be served by Coroner 'Williams, who will
then be in undisputed charge of the
sheriff's office. ..
Megaarden Will Quit Pending Re
milts of Investigation.
"Mr. Megaarden is still sheriff," said
Judge Steele this afternoon when apprised
that the supreme court had sustained the
governor's action in suspending Sheriff
Megaarden pending the result of the ex-,
amination as to malfeasance in office.
"The supreme court decision simply tiea
his hands."
"You mean that the coroner will take
hcarge of the sheriff's office?" was asked.
"Yes, the coroner will be in charga
provided the supreme court has decided a3
you say it has. I don't see how it could
arrive at such a decision."
The decision of the supreme court will,
of course, have no effect on the examina
tion now being conducted by Commis
sioners Stratton and Salmon. Several
witnesses were examined to-day, includ
ing Clerk Spencer of the United States
court. He testified to having paid for
the board of two .United States prisoners
in the interegnum before William Grim
s,haw became United States marshal.
tOher witnesses testified as to the man
ner of conveying Nina Elliott, Marie
King, Benjamin Harper and Alvena Peter
son, to the state institutions at.Faribault.
In no case was a hack taken in Minne
apolis, and in Faribault the hack fare was
but 25 cents, or 50 cents for the round
trip, instead of $1. hTe fare was usually
paid, by the attendants, who were not
reimbursed by Mr. Megaarden.
Alvena Peterson was but 2 years old,
and was taken in her mother's arms, no
railway fare being exacted. The county
paid full fare for Alvena, however.
The decision of the supreme court will,
of course, have no effect on the examina
tion now being conducted by Commis
sioners Stratton and Salmon. Several
witnesses were examined to-day, includ
ing Clerk Spencer of the United States
court. He testified to having paid for
the board of two .United States prisoners
in the interegnum before William Grim
sjhaw became United States marshal.
tOher witnesses testified as to the man
ner of conveying Nina Elliott, Marie
King, Benjamin Harper and Alvena Peter
son* to the state institutions at Paribault.
In no case was a hack taken in Minne
apolis, and in Faribault the hack fare was
but 25 cents, or 50 cw.ts for the round
trip, instead of $1. hTe fare was usually
paid, by the attendants, who were not
reimbursed by Mr. Megaarden.
Alvena Peterson was but 2 years old,
and was taken in her mother's arms, no
railway fare being exacted. The county
paid full fare for Alvena, however.
Noyes Case to Be Special Or
der in Court at San
Special to The Journal.
San Francisco, Dec. 16.—The circuit
court of appeals met and adjourned to
day without rendering a decision in the
Noyes contempt case. The court ad
journed to next Monday, when it is ex
pected the contempt cases will be the
special order.
Action is expected to-day in the attempt
of Dudley Duboz to be liberated from
prison, where he was sent for contempt of
court. Attorney General Knox sent word
that if the local district attorney took no
action on Duboz's petition he would act.
Special to The Journal.
Plainview, Minn., Dec. 16.—A. A. Miller's
general store at Beavor, in which was lo
cated the postofflce, burned yesterday. Noth
ing was saved. It was inarured for $1,000.

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