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Washing ton, Oct. 11, 6:4S p. m. Local Time, E p. m. 75th Meridian Time.—Observa tions taken at the same moment or time at all stations. TEMPERATURES. Place. Ther. | Place. Ther. St. Paul 16 Edmonton 68 Duluth -it Bat tie ford .. ....56 Huron 48 1 Prince Albert ...60 Moorhead 4S Calgary 64 Bt. Vincent 40 Medicine Hat ...6S Bismarck) 48 Swift Current ..60 Wllliston GO Qu'Appelle .. ..56 Havre 70 Winnipeg 46 Helena 701 - DAILY MEANS. Barometer, 30.05; therrrometer, 44; rel ative, humidity. 60; wind, west; weath er, clear: maximum thermometer, 51; minimum thermometer, 37; daily range, 14; amount of rainfall in last twenty four hours, 0. RIVER AT 8 A. M. Gauge Danger Height of Reading. Line. Water. Change St. Paul .. -.14 2.1 0.0 La Crosse ..10 3.1 —0.2 Davenport ..IS 2.2* —0.1 St. L0ui5.... 30 3.6 0.0 —Fall. Note. Barometer corrected for tem perature and elevation. P. F. LYONS. Observer. A WHOLESOME DECISION. Papers and persons, including cor porations, inimical to the interstate commerce act, hailed with joy the decision of the federal court in the Counselman case, as one that com pletely eviscerated that act. In that case Mr. Counselman was being ex amined relative to the operation of a railway pool which, it was claimed, violated the provisions of the inter state commerce act. Some leading and important questions were asked which Mr. Counselman refused to answer, on the ground that his an swers would criminate himself. This refusal was ultimately sustained by the court, and the decision was right ly regarded as one fatal to the effi cient operation of that law. If officers of railway companies could not be compelled to divulge the secrets : of their pools and combinations, then the interstate commerce act was in nocuous and useless. To correct this defect in the law, congress, in 1593, enacted that no person should be excused from at tending and testifying- in any cause Dr proceeding in which a violation of the interstate commerce act "was al leged, on the ground that his testi mony, or the documentary evidence .•equired of him, would lend to crim inate him or subject him to penalty or forfeiture. But no person thus testifying could be prosecuted or subjected to any penalty on account of any transaction concerning which he might testify or of which he should produce documentary evidence. The grand jury of the district court of the United States for the "Western district of Pennsylvania were exam ining into an alleged violation of the Interstate commerce law by the offi cers of the Allegheny Valley Rail way company. Brown, the auditor of the company, appeared before the grand jury and refused to answer certain pertinent questions. For his refusal the court held him guilty of contempt, sentenced him to pay a, fine and committed him to the cus tody of the marshal until paid and until he answered the questions. He thereupon brought habeas cor pus, and the question of the consti tutionality of the act of 1893 was presented to the circuit court for that district for its consideration and decision. Brown's attorneys at tacked the constitutionality of that act on several grounds. One was that it conflicted with the fifth amendment to the constitution, which provides that "no person shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself." They claimed that this provision was intended not only to be a protection against pains and penalties, but from the infamy, the loss of personal rep utation, which would follow con fession, of the commission of an ille gal act. In the next place, it was objected that, while the act relieved the witness from prosecution on ac count of any testimony that he might give, it did not prevent that prosecution; and -80, while no con viction would follow, the witness would still be exposed to the jeop ardy of conviction. The third ground was that the act is in substance a pardon, and is. to that extent, an infringement on the pardoning pow er, which is vested solely in the ex ecutive by the constitution. The decision is rendered by Justice Buflington.with whom Circuit Judge Acheson sat at the hearing, and each one of the objections raised by the petitioner is overruled. The fifth amendment, the court holds, had for its purpose the shielding of a wit ness from compulsory disclosures which might lead to his conviction of a crime. This is preserved by the provision of the act which exempts him Croat such a prosecution. Al tlhough his testimony may involve him in infamy or in didferace, those are consequences against which the constitution does not shield the wit ness. The court further holds that the act of 1593 gives the witness as broad a protection as does the con stitutional provision. It affords him absolute immunity from future prose cution for the offense to which the question related. The very act of his testifying, so far as he is concerned, wipes out the crime. If there is as to him no crime, there is no self-crimination; and if there is no self-crimination, there can be no prosecution based upon his testimony. The court does not seem ito have regarded the point that the act was in the nature of an executive pardon as being of sufficient importance to warrant any notice. The effect of this de cision, if it shall stand, will be salu tary. It ought to put fresh vigor and virility into the interstate com merce act. No officer of any rail way company, or member of any firm enjoying rebates, can now plead that his testimony 'if given would subject him to a criminal prosecu tion; and the contempt powers of the court are ample enough to oblige him to testify. With so many judi cial acts runroing counter to public sentiment, this decision of the cir cuit court of Pennsylvania is re freshing. ONK GOOD EFFECT. The senseless and cruel canard originated by some fakir at an hour too late on Thursday night for the report to be investigated, telling of the assassination of President Cleve land, had at least one good effect. It startled everybody who read it into asking himself, for the moment, "What if this be true?" For that instant the bias and the unreason of partisanship were stilled, and men learned, by confessing to them selves how irremediable would be the loss to the nation were anything to happen to President Cleveland, how great are the services that he has rendered and is still render ing, and how complete and con fident is the reliance of the people upon his integrity of purpose and his fearlessness in action. The autumn revival of politics has brought with it the feeling on the Republican side that the opening campaigns must be seasoned with a certain amount of vilification of the president. There are few of the pa pers of that party which you can read for more than a day at a time without running upon articles re flecting savagely upon the acts and motives of the president. According to the brutal and criminal custom of parties, the man in office is to be reviled simply because he is in office; and the slurs and sneers that are directed daily against Mr. Cleve land for no other reason than that he is a Democratic president are a dis grace to a people priding themselves upon public decency. A good many men must have asked themselves the question yesterday morning, as they read the ugly rumor, whether, if it were true, they had not helped to speed knife or bullet to its mark. Two presidents have fallen victims to the assassin; and if the first was slain by sec tional hate, it is just as certain that the hand which killed the other was armed for its deadly work by the virulence of the enemies and critics of the president within his own party. If that report from Gray Gables had been true, it would need small search among the public ut terances or writing of the week to find for it a fitting inspiration. And yet this man, after all, against whom these bitter things have been direct- Ed for partisan effect, is acknowl edged, when the heart speaks hon estly, to be a man of devotion to the people, a man whose death at such a time would be regarded right ly, irrespective of party, as a calam ity to the nation. To have the ran corous partisan realize this for a moment in the shock of his surprise, and to compel him to think that some of the guilt of blood was on his hands of words that, used only for party purposes, might have stirred a frenzied mind to des" perate deeds, is perhaps worth the national anxiety and alarm that were felt for a few hours as the re sult of this happily unfounded rumor. LXW-MADE MONEY. Extremes meet in a communica tion on the financial question which we publish this morning. Our cor respondent rightly criticises the ex pressions "intrinsic worth" and "in trinsic value" as applied to money. As the Globe has frequently and. explicitly stated, there is no such thing as intrinsic value, in money at least. Value is a ratio. It de pends entirely upon the mental atti tude of the parties entering into a given transaction. According to their desire, or lack of v desire, -for the commodity in question, its value increases or diminishes. So far, Mr. Faussett is entirely on the right track. He diverges from it, however, and reaches the other extreme of financial folly in his next sentence: "The law gives money its value." How any one who has just said "value is something in the mind" can say, within half a dozen lines, that value is created by law, is more than the average man can under stand. The necessary conclusion is that law creates something in the mind, and this gives rise to value. It needs only a very simple illus tration to reduce the argument to absurdity. "The market value of the silver in a silver dollar is only about* 67 cents, yet it is worth a dollar whenever the United States places its stamp upon it as a dollar." This is the fiat theory of our correspond ent. If it is true, then it cannot be limited by the process of trans forming 67 cents into a dollar. If law can do that, if it is law alone which changes our mental apprecia tion of what a thing is worth to us and impresses value upon something THE SAINT PAUL DAILY GLOBE: SATURDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 12, 1895. by stamping It, then It is just aa easy to make a dollar out of one cent's worth of silver as out of 67 cents' worth. It Is Just as easy to make a dollar out of a bit of paper. Nor is there any limit to the quan tity of these bits of paper. The oper ation of the law in this field, if it operate* at all to give value, is un limited. We can make, by the pas sage of laws, enough money out of silver, or copper, or iron, or lead, or paper, or discs of clay to give a billion dollars' worth to every man, woman and child in this country. The theory of intrinsic value has been pretty well disposed of before this, but it always has been and still is a respectable one as compared with that which this gentleman ad vances, and which we have only carried to its logical and necessary conclusion. i hi: goo tioos. There is always a danger In poli tics in applying to an opponent terms of opprobrium. This is especially the case where the opponent favors some advanced policy of reform that commends itself to the gen eral good sense of the people as be ing right. The terms that are at first given in a spirit of hatred or of malice, and intended to be derisive, come to be accepted by those to whom they are applied as terms of positive distinction. In recent times the word "mugwump," as applied by stalwart Republicans to those of their party who insisted upon ren ovating processes within the party, and refused to make complete sur render of their consciences, fur nishes an illustration. Instead of shivering with fear and making ex peditious retreat under the morti- fication of such an appellation, the recalcitrant Republicans not only ac cepted the name of mugwump, but actually gloried in it. This feeling was strengthened when it was dis covered that the word was Algon quin for a big chief or a head man. Within a year or two municipal" government has reached a state of corruption in most of the large cities of the country that is no longer tolerable; and good citizens want ing good government, men of all parties, have formed themselves in to what have been called "good government clubs," for the pur pose of securing the nomination of good, reputable men for office, and of defeating the election of disrep utable "machine" men. The lat ter looked upon these organizations with supreme contempt, and, after the manner of their kind, sought for some word of description which would express their feeling for them. They at last evolved from the name of the club the word "Goo Goos," which they apply to all those simple-minded and old-fashioned people who believe that city govern- ment means something else than a looting of its treasury by the "boys" who "run the machine." Already there is a disposition on the part of the members of the good g-overnment clubs to adopt this nickname, and to convert it from one of obloquy to one of distinction. In the contest that is now perma nently on between the machine ele ment and the good government ele ment of our city populations, such a title as this will have the advan tage of being non-ipartisan; in addi tion to its beautiful euphony, and its suggestion to the ear of some thing- delectable and toothsome. AX INTERESTING FOSSIL. Remnants cf Puritanic intolerance still exist in this country. They are found in obscure, out-of-the-way places where they have been swept by the eddies of the great tide of toleration which carried the bulk of the population into broader views and wider consideration for differ ences of opinion.. One such remnant has pushed itself upon the public attention in Hartford, Vt., where a Congregational church had adver tised for the services o>f a minister whose qualifications are required to be that he must be "young, married and a Republican." Mr. Boyd, the minister chosen, joined wiith several hundred thousand of his fellow Re publicans in 1892 in voting for Mr. Cleveland. He probably was indis creet enough to let this fact be known, and the result was a falling off at once in the voluntary subscrip tions upon which his salary de pended. The mainstay of .the church, its financial pillar, was a wealthy wool en manufacturer named Morris, who possessed the good Biblical Christian name of Ep'hraim. Mr. Morris' sub scription was immediately withdraws when the fact came to his knowl edge of the recreancy of Mr. Boyd. In a,n interview he states that he would not contribute .to the support of a Democrat. "I am a woolen manu facturer. Democracy is detrimental to my business, and I wouldn't hear the gospel preached by a Democrat any more than I would cut off my right hand." Every state has its archaeological society to gather and preserve social fossils, just as geo logical societies gather and preserve the fossils in the rocks of species now extinct. To some such society the case of this Vermont wool€<n manufacturer may be recommended as being- one of curious interest, worthy of preservation as a rare sur vival in the nineteenth of seven teenth century intolerance. While we in this country are try ing to meet the captious objections of France and Germany to our meat, by providing for a federal inspection at the points of slaughter and pack ing, Italy is trying to protect the reputation of her wines by providing for an inspection and certification of them. Instead, however, of having the inspection made by Italian offi cers in domestic ports, that country has appointed a number of inspec tors to reside in foreign ports, whos? duty it shall be to inspect all imports of Italian win*; and, if found to be pure and excellent, to attach a cer tificate to that effect to each bottle or cas-e. If the wine is found to be defective or impure, a certificate set ting forth its Impurities is attached to the case. One of these inspectors has just opened a laboratory in Uva city of New York, and says that his government has added to his duties the inspection and certification nf olive oil. It will be profitable to see how this method works by compar ison with our own. It will be hard. for a great many people to see why the Floyds should ' be. pardoned and Phil Schoig led in Stillwater. The testimony showed pretty clearly that, but for his asso ciation with the Floyds, Scheig would; not have robbed Mr. dough's bank. It looks like persecution to arrest a man at' a prison door. Yesterday; at Stillwater just as A. L. Miller had completed a ithree years* term offi cers bobbed up from lowa with a. warrant for him for horse stealing. \. .:. • | AT THE THEATERS. >? . ,9, nlv two more performances of Tnnlby" will be given by the Garrick Burlesque company at the Metropoli tan, a matinee this afternoon and an evening: performance. **• . j "Trilby," a four-act dramatization of George dv Maurier's celebrated novel by Paul M. Potter, will be given here by A. M. Palmer's famous company opening at the Metropolitan Sunday night. *■'*'•* The sale of seats for the engagement of Miss Helene Mora and company in Donnelly's newest comedy drama, "A Modern Mephisto," which begins a four nights' stay at the Grand tomorrow night. Is indicative of the usual crowd ed Sunday night opening at this house. -^»- DOES LAW FIX VALUE Communication From a Gentle . man Who Thinks It Dors, To the Editor of the Globe. ear Sir: In an issue of your paper of the 7th inst., there appear a number of questions relative to the money questions; these questions were asked by Mr. Brasington, and are questions of great interest to all who are inter ested in the money question. With your permission I wish to con sider the first question asked by Mr. Brasington, namely: "What makes money valuable— intrinsic worth or the stamp of the government?" If Mr. Brasington . had said intrinsic value instead of "intrinsic worth" his ques tion would be clearer; but as he has not done so I must- consider it as it is. I think it is agreed to now by all of our best writers that money has no intrinsic value or worth. Prof. Folwell says: "Strictly speaking money has no intrinsic value; value is something in the mind; that is, value is something we give to any thing and not in itself." Attorney General Ackerman said when speaking of the legal tender act: "We repeat, money is not a substance, but an im pression of legal authority— a printed legal decree." "The theory of intrinsic value of money has been abandoned by best writers and speakers."—En cyclopedia Britannica. I could give many others as authority, but this is sufficient to show that the idea of intrinsic value has long since been discarded. What then gives money value? There is but one answer, namely, law gives • money its value; that is, a fixed and legal value. Were it- not for the fact that law makes 25 4-5 grains of gold worth a dollar and the United States government stands ready as a bidder for all gold produced, a gold dollar would only be worth about 31 cents— the cost of pro duction. The market value of the sil ver in a silver dollar is only about 67 cents, yet it is worth a dollar when ever the United States places its stamp upon it as a dollar. ,-. Were it not for law fixing the value of money, gold and silver would rise and fall like other commodities— with supply and demand. History teaches this clearly. Instances can be shown where gold depreciated one-third, owing to great quantities being pro duced. Money never had a fixed value till man gave it such by law. Let us recognize this fact and hope that the day will come when a proper system of issuing money— not coining- will come and bring an era of prosperity unparalleled in the world's history. Respectfully, — R. j. Faussett, Corner Annapolis and Robert Streets West St. Paul. DEEP IN THE MUD. It comes close to the line where hon esty ends and dishonesty begins for one official to draw these fat salaries from the .state. It seems as if Berg was as deep in the mud as Wildt is in the mire, and' it would be good policy as Well as just and right, to investi gate some of the other sinecures- there may be leaks elsewhere. Why not make an example of this kind of pii rering. If the governor can't remove let the attorney general act; that's what they draw their salaries f or — Morris Sun. * * * Wildt's penchant for drawing sal aries must have alarmed Berg and rendered a foreign trip advisable to give the other employes of the secre tary of state's office an opportunity to check up and- see if there were any other salaries to draw, or any fund to draw upon. Wildt not only took the census, but about everything else — Taylor's Falls Journal. * * * With extravagant and illegal print ing expenses, and three salaries paid to Ca.pt. Wildt, it is enough to arouse the people from their slumbers. They seem willing to bear anything, and maybe are willing to pay a single of ficial the salary of three different of ficers, without a wry face, because Mr Berg says he earned it all; but we doubt It. There is a rod in soak for Berg, Stevens et al.— Morris Sun. * * • Secretary Berg says Wildt actually aid some work and ought to have the double salary— consequently he gets it —Waseca Radical. WITH IXTE\T TO AMUSE. Insolvent is a long word used to de scribe a short condition.— Exchange. Harry— Now look at me as If you thought I were the only man in the world. Maud— My face is incapable of expressing such deep grief.— Truth. Spaceryt— Suppose there will be any newspapers in heaven? Editor— lf there are, they will be run by amateurs.— Life. Didn't Use Hair Dye.— He— Do you think blondes have more admirers than brunettes? She— l don't know. Why not ask some of the girls who have had exper ience in both capacities?— New Haven Union. When one day Marshal Lefebvre, husband of the famous "Mme. Sans- Gene," was irritated by the persistent boasting of a young aristocrat of an cient descent, he stemmed the tide with the quiet remark: "Monsieur since you are so great an admirer of ancestors, look at me. I am an an> cestor."— Argonaut., A Profitable Manuscript.— "Have your literary efforts brought anything yet?" "Oh, yes. Once a manuscript was lost in transmission and I received 42 marks compensation from the post office."— Leipziger Tageblatt. Friend— "l can't think why you don't attend to yourself instead of having that young Dr. Gravely " Eminent Physician— "I can't afford it, my boy. My charges are $5 a visit while Dr. Gravely only charges $3.50." —Boston Traveler. Visitor to Sing Sing— Who's that sour looking fellow in the cell on the right? Guard— That's a noted New York forger. "And the one next to him?" "He killed a man and got twenty years for manslaughter." "And the one on the left?" "He was a famous house breaker." "A.nd that red-headed fellow a little farther down?" "Professional house burner." "And wlio's the big ugly man at the end of the corridor?" "Oh, that's the police Inspector that caught all these other follows and sent them here."— Buffalo Express. HIS GORY SWORD. J)R. I'AHKIURST SAYS IT IS NOT VET TO BE LAID AWAY. DISAPPOINTED IN FUSION. NEVERTHELESS, HE WILL VOTE FOR SOME OF THE CAN DIDATES f \ OTHERS HE WILL SCRATCH. i piuiKlerbuamFlKhtluir Not a Mode of MuNkeir) That He. Favor*. NEW YORK, Oct. 11.— Rev. Dr. Parkhurst today broke the silence which he has maintained on politics since the fusion ticket was formed, and stated his views on the situa tion. Much interest has been felt in Dr. Parkhurst's position, as he has become a power in municipal politics and his utterances are influential. He has declared in a recent inter view that he was as deeply opposed to the Platt wing of the Republican party as to Tammany Hall; therefore it was not known whether he would support the fusion ticket, which con tains a majority of the Platt men among the candidates. In his state ment Dr. Parkhurst said: "With the outcome of the effects that have been made at fusion I am sadly disappointed. Surprisingly excellent as the fusion ticket is in portions of its personnel, no resident in this city can examine the ticket without discovering that the influ ences largely operative in its con struction were distinctly indifferent to — not to say antagonistic to — all that makes for the best interest of the city as generally interpreted. We are not satisfied to be told of a can didate that there is nothing in par ticular that can be said against him. Negation and colorlessness does not level up to the grade of the popular demand. Now, in this we are not criticising the committee of thirty. Their function was understood to be constrained. All they could do was to induce the different organizations to make the ticket as reputable as was obtainable; and, too distinct and cordial a recognition cannot be made of the protracted and painstaking ef forts made by them to meet the de mands of their own judgment and that of the public. BLUNDERBUSS FIGHTING. "Whatever there may be in the situation that is faulty and deplor able, we are not thereby absolved from the obligation resting upon us as citizens to gather ourselves up from any perplexity into which we fnay have been thrown by the unex pected, to remember that altered contingencies have not modified the essential elements in the case, and that, whatever other enemies there may be that will require to be knocked down when their turn comes, it is neither robust citizen ship nor good strategy to concen trate this year upon any other en emy than the one we all combined to paralyze last year-Tammany Hall. Interesting as it would be to get all the birds of prey onto one branch and aim at general effects, yet blunderbuss fighting is a mode of musketry that is neither the most economical nor the most effective. One enemy killed is better than half a dozen enemies scorched. Though I repudiate a portion of the fusion platform, and although I shall not neglect to scratch one or more names on the fusion ticket, yet that fact is no scabbard into which I shall thrust my sword, that is already red with the tiger's blood." THERE WAS NO CORPSE. So Pierre Godbont Didn't See tlie Nee«l of a Coffin. Pierre Godbout is the proprietor of a cozy little undertaking shop at 489 Wabasha street. C. S. Walters and one Michar-1 Donahue are two young men who seemingly took a fancy to a $20 casket in the possession of Mr. Godbout. At least they intimated as much yesterday afternoon when they dropped into Mr. Godbout's place and opened negotiations with him for the purchase of the casket. By way of preface and as evidence that they really needed the casket, bne of the young men, which one does not ap pear, remarked that a boy, the son of Mr. Walters, had died that morning. Corroborative detail calculated to verify the report of the youngster's decease was submitted in the shape of certain figures purporting to represent tha physical dimensions of the de ceased. With the assistance of these data, Pierre Godbout soon pointed out a casket that suited the taste of his two customers. Unlike some of Mr. Godl>oufe pat rons these young gentlemen manifested a disposition to make a cash settle ment on the spot, or rather a check settlement. The price of the casket was and is still $20. Michael Donahue had a check for $30 with him. Would Mr. Godbout be so kind as to give him the change for the difference? Mr. Godbout is a kind gentleman, as all his friends well know, but he was not so kind as to part with $10 of his good cash in exchange for a pifce of paper of doubtful origin. However he did not express any suspicion to that ef fect, but excused himself on the ground that he did not happen to have any money with him. The men might call in later in the day. Thereupon, Mr. Godbout took advan tage of the earliest opportunity to slip out of his store, and hurry over to the house on Tenth street, where the body of Mr. Walters' young hope ful was supposed to be. For while Mr. Godbout did not like the looks of that $30 check, still his business in stinct led him to ascertain if there was a corpse in the case, for in that event an undertaker would be needed— and why not Pierre Godbout? But alas, there was no corpse. Mr. Godbout is a man of action. He at dnce notified the police of what had happened, and gave them a description 1 of Walters and Donahue. Thres hours later. License Inspector Jessrang captured Walters on East Tenth street as he was in the act of hurrying away in a laundry cart. His companion, _ however, had vanished. When Walters was taken to the cen tral station he was recognized as a young bookkeeper. He is a married man, thirty-four years of age. and live 9 with his wife at 59 Kast Tenth street. The police do not give him a bad character, and do not believe that he Is guilty of trying to negotiate a forged check, but he was held to await developments. Late in the evening 9ergean.t Pet hen found Donahue saunterintr along the street. At the central station Donahue v/as searched, but no check was f.'und. Donahue Is thirty-five years 01 age. He saya he' la a .single man, and haa no permanent place of abode in the Unit ed States of America. WORK OF CHAR IT V. WoiiiiutN' Christian Home in Xeeil Of I'iiiiiln. The annual Duetto* of the board of managers of the Woman's Christian home, on North street, was held at the home yesterday. There were pres ent Mesdames A. B. Stickney, the president; H. D. Gates, vice president; E. M. Van 1 Duzee, treasurer; G. M. Sal ii 1 1, corresponding secretary; W. H. Merrick, G. S. Smith, G. M. Sawyer^ E. W. Shirk, A. L. Moss, W. R. Man dlgo and H. A. Young. Owing to the absence of Mrs. F. W. H. Priem. the recording (secretary, some of the busi ness had toi be laid over until the next monthly meeting, when the election of officers will be held. The reports of the officers and of Mrs. Rogers, the matron, were read. The work Mrs. Stickney and her co laborers are trying to do is not gen erally understood. It is a charity de serving, it is said, of more support than it receives from the public. It is not simply a lying-in hospital, but a reformatory and a home. Thirty-three have thus been cared for and rescued during the year. The home has been well filled all the time, and at times crowded to its utmost capacity, and all this at an actual outlay of but little over $1,000. The rescue committee of the Citi zens' league met with the board and was warmly received, the board not only showing- a| Willingness, but ti desire to work with that committee along all lineal of the rescue work. An earnest appeal is therefore made to the generous public to investigate and co-operate with much needed funds. MIDWAY WINTER PARK. Talk of EMtabllMliingr One for This Season. There Is talk of establishing- a winter park in the midway district for ath letic sports. The street railway com pany is back of the project. If built, the park will be in a -well located spot in the Midway district, where the crowds can be drawn from both cities. Several sites which might do are un derstood to have been already consid ered. The park would be complete in every way, and with a fine ice track and quarters for curling,- etc. Plenty of attractions .could be provided in the way of racing, curling and hockey matches and kindred sports. In sum mer the grounds would be used for base ball and bicycling and in the fall for football games. C. E. Moore Missing. Charles E. Moore, the commission man, is missing, that is, he has not shown up at his residence, 452 St. Anthony avenue, for two weeks, and his wife is anxious about him. It was two weeks ago Thursday that he left home, saying that he would return by the following Sunday, or, at latest Thursday, after a trip on the road Since then nothing has been heard of him. Mcore is thirty-seven years old and is well-known in the business cir cles of the city. Benefit Concert. The benefit concert to be tendered to Miss Richards will come off at the Park Congregational church Friday evening of next week. She will be assisted by Miss Gordon, and the Schubert club will try to make it a success. Miss Richards studied for eighteen months under the great Leschetizky, of Vienna, and hopes to show that she is no dis credit to her teacher. St. Paul Cutlets. Election of officers of the St. Paul cadfits was held last evening at Father Matthew hall, and resulted in the se lection of the following: President, Daniel Bowler; vice president, Joseph J. Fesly; secretary, James Ryan; treas urer, William Doyle; sergeant-at-arms, Patrick Ebbs. Thrown From a Wagron. John Watson, a mechanic living at 19 Lizzie street, was accidentally in jured yesterday by falling from a wagon. He was thrown out while the team was turning a corner. Mr. Wat son was taken to his home and Dr. Amos attended the case. His principal injury is a severe bruise on the fore head. Temperance Worker Comi»s, B. S. Rockwood, of Indianapolis, national president of the Junior Pro hibition leagues of America, will, Fri day of next week, begin an engage ment of a month or more in Minne sota. He will organize a local league wherever practicable, and it is expect ed that at the close of his work in the state a state convention of the leagues organized will be held to organize a state league. Persons of either sex be tween the ages of ten and thirty are admitted to the leagues. IA>CAL NOTATIONS. Mgr. Nugent, of Liverpool, Eng., will deliver the sermon at St. Luke's church tomorrow morning. Fire at 959 Tuscarora street about 6:45 last evening- damaged a house be longing to Anton Haas to the extent of about $500. A defective chimney caused the fire. The Rev. Lucius Waterman, D. D., of the diocese of New Hampshire, will preach in St. Matthew's Episcopal church, St. Anthony Park, tomorrow morningi at 11 a. m. It is now a settled fact that the inter ta/.nment for the benefit of the infants' home will take place at the Grand opera house Friday night, Oct. 25. There will be over 100 people in the en tertainment. ABOUT THE HOTELS. Some of tbe People Who Are GueMts of St. Paul. Maj. G. S. Carpenter, of the United States Army, is at the Ryan. Harry Hurdon, the lake steamship agent, is down from Duluth. Senator Knute Nelson, of Alexandria was registered at the Merchants' yes terday. Among the guests at the Ryan yes terday was Congressman Joel P. Heat wole, of Northfleld. President Ben Howard, of the city council; Walter Ayers and William C. Sargent, were in St. Paul yesterday from the head of the lakes. Gen. John B. Gordon, the well-known senator from Georgia, was In the city yesterday en route to Duluth, where he was billed to lecture last night. Mrs. C. H. Jenks, wife of Supt. Jenks, of the Dakota division of the Great Northern railway, passed through St. Paul enroute for New York yesterday. A number of Montana cattlemen came into St. Paul yesterday and reg istered at the Merchants'. Among the number were P. W. and N. C. Beasley. Percy Allaway and E. Coggslial, of Miles City, Mont., and they left for the West last night. * • * At the Merchants' — Knute Nelson. Alexandria; Percy Allaway, Miles City; J. Nat Wattles, Kalamazoo; W. H. Lewis, South Bend; A. C. Warren, Dlxon; C. S. Fisk, Plainview; John V. Tuttle, Milwaukee. At the Windsoc— C. B. Slayton, Oel weln; H. P. Hubbard, Winona; b"\ D. Smith, Eoston; J. W. Murdcx-k, Waba sha; H. A. Rouse. Perry; J. W. Mark ham, Aitken; A. G. EHis, New York; W. E. Cullen and wife. Helena. At the Aberdeen— J. B. Johnson. To peka; Miss I. Irwin, New York; George R. Peck, Mrs. L. E. Hackett. Miss Hol brook, Chicago, E. W. Bach. Helena; W. H. Rosskigton. Topeka; Wheeler H. Peckhan and wife, Chicago. At the Clarendon— M. Y. Rice, Hard v-ick: 10. G. Marlow. Doeorah, Io.: Georgo J. ReSehert, Kennan, Wls. ; W. J. Rice and wife, Milwaukee; Bert Pea -1 xiy, Birmingham, Mich". ; Thomas R. r"or"l>? r s, Fort Buford; C. H. Wagner, FariSjault; J. F. Fairhank, Waseca. At the Rvan— M. L. Stevenson, Cleve l.-v.-.d; WAHer Ayers, Duluth; Howard Tage, New York; A. A. Jennings. Chi cago; A. Ward Phelps, New York; P. B. Warren, Springileld; Leon H. Cof fin. Provider.ee; H. U. Morrison, La porte. WERE THEY BRIBED SEXSATIOX DEVELOPING IX THE 111 LITH FOItGEIIV CASE. THE JURY FAILED TO AGREE, AND NOW THE JUDGE IS INVES TIGATIXG THE REASON THEREFOR. RED.' WOTS GIRL MISSING. Fucts In the Cane Lead to HiiNpie lobh of -Murder Fargo Cop per Jailed. Special to the Globe. DULUTH, Minn., Oct. 11.— The jury in the case of Mrs. Smith; charged with uttering a forged draft, and which ds one of the most mys terious ever tried here, disagreed and were discharged. Mrs. Smith broke down and was led weeping back to jail to await another trial in Novem ber. When she had left the judge said he understood some of the jur ors /had been discussing the case with outsiders. Jurors Little and Wilson then gave information that led to an order ito produce a Mrs. Saxton and Mr. Hunter in court to morrow. Hunter remarked that a juror would 'be a fool to convict the woman, and Mrs. Saxton commented upon the course pursued by Mrs. Smith's attorney in trying the case. The judge is going to see the bottom of the affair. ; ■•■'. WOULD LET IX WOMEN. * Aberdeen Conference Acts I »on the Question. Special to the Globe. ABERDEEN. S. D., Oct. 11.— The annual M. E. conference today elected Rev. W. B. Jordan, of Sioux Falls, and Rev. O. B. Clark, of Huron, dele gates to the general conference, with Rev. Akers. of Aberdeen, and Rev. Hag-er, of Vermillion,, as reserve dele gates. A motion to reconsider the ; resolution passed yesterday reducing the number of presiding elder districts from five to four, failed by a decisive vote. The Baltimore amendment, pro viding for admission of women to the general conference, was carried al- . most unanimously. Rev. Messrs. Sage and Jamleson were granted a super numerary relation on account of poor health. The lay electoral conference elected Hon. S. R. Gold, of Big Stone City, chairman, and C. H. Myers, of Watertchwni secretary. About sixty delegates were present. Prof. R. N. Kratz, of Mitchell, and . W. F. T. Bushnell, of Aberdeen, were elected delegates to the Cleveland conference. The resolutions adopted indorsed equal suffrage, state prohibition, ad mission of laymen to the annual con ference, admission of women to the general conference, and a plan of hav ing a temperance Sunday in Novem ber. . ; L.AXE RATES TOO HIGH. Mine Operators Cannot Stand Thorn and Are Closing Down. Special to the Globe. DULUTH, Minn., Oct. Owing to high lake rates several Mesaba mines have either suspended shipments en tirely or closed down for the season. Amo«ig- those closed are the. Ohio & Oliver, at Virginia, and the Sellers, at Hibblng. The Hale has done no ship ping for two weeks, the docks at Two Harbors being full and no vessels to carry ore away. The Biwabik has loaded only one train in two weeks. Many other mines are similarly situ ated. One fleet of vessels demanded $1.75 per ton from Duluth to Cleveland, which mine owners declare is outra geous. They say that if these rates are persisted in, it will rsult in driving furnace men to foreign markets. WAS SHE MURDERED? Roil Wing Girl Mysteriously Mis siingr. Special to the Globe. RED "WING, Minn., Oct. 12.— Miss Maria Guhlstorf has mysteriously dis appeared and murder is suspected. Th? girl, who has been a domestic here for the past eight years and a very modest girl, left a month ago for her home in Goodhue to arrange some mat ters in regard to a mortgage which she held upon the farm of her step-father. The two were not on favorable terms. The man says 'he drove her to Good hue station, after she had been home several days, but the mother says she went to Hay Creek. The man offer:? no explanation. LAKES DRYIXG UP. Serious Water Famine on in \ortli Dakota. JAMESTOWN. N. D.. Oct. 11.— The reports of the observers of the weather show that the rainfall in North Dako ta is practically the same every year; and yet there is today almost a water famine in a large area of the state. Threshers in some cases are compelled to haul water ten miles for steam pur poses; and in some parts of the state the wells are dry, and it is with great difficulty that water can be obtained for family purposes. In parts of the state where the land is rolling, and where there are no cultivated farms, the water in the lakes has disappeared as generally as in the cultivated por tions of the state. And it would seem that the precipitation for the past ten years munst have been much loss than formerly. During the present season more lakes have dried up than during any season for the past decade. And it is a remarkable fact that the crop of 1895 is a very large crop— much larg er than the a\ erage. TAYLOR DKCISIOX TODAY. Donbis IteuiirilinK the Sentence He Will Have to Serve. Special to the Globe. PIKRRE. s. D., Oct. 11.— Taylor will receive the judgment of the supreme court to-morrow, and there is much doubt as to whether he will get two or five years. Opinions here are about evenly divided. Fnrjeo Policemnn Jailed. Special to the Globe. FARGO. N. D., Oct. IL— Today An drew Berg, an ex-police officer of this city, was arrested on a very serious charge, that of obtaining money under false pretenses. A man by the name of Jof; Miller came here some months ago and enticed Berg into a scheme t.o sell shares in a fake mine. As a guarantee that he was straight he deposited a check with Berg's wife for 113,000. Berg, is is said, procured as muc-h as $1,400 from one man. Miller is a. minus quantity. Afrer the Snlv>itionl«<«. Special to the Globe. FARGO. N. D.. Oct. 11.— The city authorities of Moorehead have raised ! quite a stir. There is an element i against the salvation army, and to- | night as the army proceeded to inarch i up the street the two drummers were I arrested. The captain, who is a i woman, seized the drum and began to pound. They did not arrest her. The greatest indignation prevails amony the prominent citizens. AT ST. M.illl) NEXT. PreMbyterlana CliooKe the City fo» the Synod of 700. Special to the Globe. WINONA, Minn., Oct. 11.— sec ond session of the state Presbyterian synod was opened at 8:30 this morning by Moderator Pleasant Hunter.of Min neapolis. The usual devotional exer cites were carried out. The appoint ment of the standing commixes of the synod then took place- by Rev. Pleas ant Hunter. The report of th*. tie-is urer was received and approved. It showed that all bills were paid and a balance of ?321 was in -he treasury. After some dismission ii was d«.»J l ed that the synod of '&i should be held at the same time as the present one. The city of St. Clou! will be the hon ored town. -St. Cloud delegates i, re greatly rejoiced on securing the ap pointment, as they did, with little op position. Dr. Allan Bell, D. D., of Winona, opened the afternoon session v, :th a paper on "Young People's Society. ' He advised the setting out of certain church services for the young people. Rev. T. H. Cleland, D. D., of Du luth, spoke on "Aid for Colleges." He desired the churches to /;et asi.ic- the second Sunday in January lo • f-r&)er for the schools. Statistics showed the attendance this year to oe 1 ; er cent \csfi than last year. A. B. Nicholls, of Minneapolis, spoke on the Scandina vian churches of this synod. . Th. y now number ten and are prosperous. Mrs. Ell Torrenoe, of Minneapoli-j.read a paper on the the work being done by the Women's Missionary society. The contributions for the past year have been 15,754.87. There are 93 societies and 51 bands. Dls-cusstons then follow ed on the mission work by Rev. J. P. Pringle, Rev. J. L. Henderson and Elder C. T. Thompson. The evening session opened with the reading of Scripture by Rev. Beattie, of Worth ington. Dr. Ellenwood, of New York, secretary of the foreign board of mis sions, spoke on the foreign work. Dr. Roberts, of New York, secretary of the home board of missions, spoke on his work. He explained the financial workings of the board and Kb various funds, the permanent fund now reach ing $400,000. Long Plotted Murder. ALEXANDRIA. Minn., Oct. 11.— Lat er developments to the Evens suicide matter-would seem to indicate that the dead man had been plotting for months to kill his mother-in-law, his wife and one of our most respected citizens who befriended the woman last spring in the most trying period of her married life. The suit last spring for the cus tody of the child brought out a sad state of jealousy and neglect. Evens drank considerable whisky yesterday afternoon, apparently to bolster up his courage. Mrs. Evens rested easy la^t night, and is doing niceiy today. The two bullets have been located in the back of her neck, and will not be re moved at present. She will likely re cover. The Woman Was Drowned. Special to the Globe. DULUTH, Minn.. Oct. 11.— A woman about forty years of age, with a lit :la colored bloo<! in her veins, and who is known only as Trixy, an inmate of a disreputable house, was out rowing in the bay this evening when Fred Wise, a fireman, and Frank Jenux, a half breed, employed on the steamer Dix on. hailed her from the dock and askel her to row them across to another dock. She took them in, and wh.-n out in the bay the two men rocked thel boat and upset it. They were rescued by passing boats, but the woman was drowned. The men were locked up. Commonwealth Suspends. Special to the Globe. DULUTH, Minn., Oct. 11.— The Even ing Commonwealth, the only United Prrss paper in Duluth, which for three years has struggled for an existence, suspended today as the result of an an- nouncement by the printers that they would set no more type until they re ceived back pay. The paper was man aged by w. H. Smead, and John Stone Pardee was editor. Cremated in n Straw Stack. FARGO, N. D., Oct. 11.— A man by the name of Alex Johnson was burned to death on McMahon farm a few miles from this city this morning. He came to Fargo last night and became intoxicated. On returning to his home In the morning he went to sleep in a strawstack. Some one about the place set fire to the stack not knowing that he was there. His flesh was fairly burned from his body. Left His* Family Behind. Special to the Globe. ST. CLOUD. Minn., Oct. 11.— John Aver, a prominent farmer at Albany has disappeared and it is claimed he has eloped with Anna Zimmerman, a young woman at that place. Aver is a married man and has a large family. The scandal has created quite a sen sation in that part of the county. For TJestitnte Women. PIERRE. Oct. 11.— The state home for destitute women and girls v.ill lie opened here next Monday, with Mrs, E. \V. Craig as matron. Applications are already on file for admission from patients at Sioux Falls, and others will apply as soon as it is known when the home will be opened. Cliild'N Bite Was Fatal. Special to the Globe. DTJL.UTH, .Minn.. Oct. ll.— Mrs. Jo seph Burns died from poison today. The poison result d from a bite on the finger by her nine-year-old no >' who has been down with diphtheria and whom she was nursing at the time. Four Killed by Explosion. SPRINGFIELD, Minn.. Oct. 11.— A threshing engine near Mount Lake blew up yesterday, killing four men. The dead are Joseph Schumacher, Jas per Malatte, and two others, names un known, p -.-v..— FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY. Cong-rc.cntiomilistK Ready for an Inter - Denominational Con* g-resa. SYRACUSE, N. V.. Oct. 11.— Today's sessions of the national conference ol Congregational churches of the Unit ed States have been given over to- the six missionary societies under super vision of that body. The council acted on the church unity question by adding the following, resolutions: "First — That a committee on Chris tian unity be appointed at the session, and that they be instructed to inform all national bodies that are in fellow ship with us that they are authorized to represent this council in calling an inter-denominational congress when ever any considerable number of our sister churches shall have signified their readiness to co-operate In the call, and also to assure them that we hope for great good from such a con gress, especially in the Increase pi mutual love and the multiplication oi opportunities for practical fellowship. — That we commend our breth ren who have sought to promote com ity by Inter-denomlnatioual organizaV tlom* in the several states, and request our committee to ' encourage ■.similar movements in all parts of our land. "Third— That we ought to show that we.are unsectarian not by'undervalu ing our principles, but cultivating ami expressing the spirit of brotherhood toward all the followers of Christ." - Later In the session llr.ol action will bo taken on. the subject. : .