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| COME OUT AND HEAR THE SPEECHES AND MUSIC AND CHEER FOR CULLEN. |
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The people seem to like a kicker
in office. The more influential the of
fice the greater is the effect produced
by the kicking incumbent. And so he
poses on every possible occasion. Po
litically it appears to be a winning
move every time. Do people ever stop
to look into the merits of a case? Very
seldom. They jump at conclusions.
Anything theatrical catches them.
The watch dog barks, something must
be wrong. Note the tremendous power
of the watch dog. Growl frequently,
sturdy old guadrian, then do as you
please. The broad principle is that a
man ls innocent until proved guilty.
The law imposes this construction,
business dealing demands it, social
•usage accepts it, but political practice
reverses it. Unfortunate fact which
gives the posing politician his oppor
tunity. An astute character like our
well known big assemblyman is a rank
specimen of this class of power. He
continually brings noisy charges
which he never substantiates. A rath
er more polished but fully as gifted a
genius is our so called watch dog.
He appears to take special delight in
striking an attitude while construing
all motives as questionable. We pro
pose to attend to a few of his vagaries.
THE POLICE PAY ROLLS.
After waiting three months for hard
earned money 150 policemen bring suit
against the city for their pay. Every
day people who know what it is to fail
to meet their grocers' and butchers'
bills with monthly regularity can real
ize the situation and sympathize with
these victims of a desire for political
prestige. Judge Kelly said in his in*
struction to the jury. "It appears in
evidence that the funds to pay these
officers have been properly provided.
* * * The only reason urged why
the city does not pay for these serv
ices so rendered and accepted as sat
isfactory is that the city has not for
the year 1896 fixed the' compensation
each officer shall receive. * * * But it
has fixed these salaries. It did it by
the resolution of Sept. 10, 1892."
The above quotation cannot possibly
be construed in any other manner than
as a reprimand to the comptroller.
His refusal to approve these rolls is
still more difficult to understand when
we know that an earlier decision of
Judge Kerr on the same question had
already made his duty plain to him.
This little grand stand play of Mac's
costs the taxpayers over $1,600 —a mere
PATRICK KELLY JR.,
Candidate for Alderma v From the Second AVarda
bagatalle, of course, but nearly enough
to pay two policemen for a year's serv
What It cost the victims, their de
pendents and creditors, they know.
THE COMO AVENUE BRIDGE.
Steps were taken by the common
council early in the season of 1895 to
build the urgently needed Como avenue
bridge, that it might be ready for the
summer park traffic. On the 18th of
April the contract for this bridge was
signed, and in due time approved by
the mayor and council, and the bridge
was to be built within ninety days.
Here was another chance for the con
troller to appear before the public as
a watchful guardian of its interests.
Did he embrace it? We all know from
sad experience that he did. The thou
sands who made the roundabout trip
to the park during the summer felt it
He refused to countersign the con
tract for reasons that he could not
stand by. This ls proven by the fact
that he voluntarily withdrew his ob
jections after he had gained sufficient
notoriety. But it was then too late to
execute the contract. The price of
steel had been rapidly advancing, and
the contractors were forced to with
draw. The work was finally let for a
price more than one-fifth greater than
at first, and the building of the bridge
delayed until the next year. This de
lay added just $6,604.17 to the contract
price. This is almost enough to pay
Mac's salary for two years. But he
must keep in evidence before the peo
ple in order that they may realize that
he is the man for the place.
DELAY IN PAYING STREET FORCE
The street and sewer force pay rolls
for the first half of June, 1894, were
duly approved by the common coun
cil. Through some technicality—best
understood by the watch dog—there
was no money in the treasury "avail
able" to meet these rolls. These poor
laborers, living from hand to mouth,
saw three pay days come and go before
receiving their wages. A broad-minded
man, with a heart, would have ignored
a technicality under these circum
stances. Here was, however, a very
good opportunity to show the resist
ence of a trusty official to pressure
of numbers. 'Twas a magnificent spec
tacle. Mimic waves rolling against a
paper rock is no comparison.
The direct cash cost to the city In
THE SAINT PAUL DAILY GLOBE: SATURDAY MORNING, MAY 2, 1896.
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HENRY J. STROUSE,
Jemoerntlc Candidate for Member of the Assembly.
this case was, of course, nothing. The
mere suffering and discomfort of a
hundred or two men and their de
pendent families cut no figure, as they
had no considerable influence individ
PRINTING AND STATIONERY
All good citizens who look carefully
after the city's finances know that
the charter provides for paying city
expenses out of some two dozen spe
cially named funds. Every year mon
ey is raised by taxes, licenses, etc., and
carefully apportioned to these various
funds. No money can be taken from
one fund to pay the expenses of an
other fund, but if there happens to be
anything left in the way of a surplus
it goes to reducing the city's debt.
Now this reduction of the city debt
is one of the strongest cards of the
hero of this story. It must be ad
mitted that it is a very difficult mat
ter to get much of a surplus into most
of the funds. The printing and sta
tionery fund seems to have been an
easy mark nevertheless.
During the past five years the people
have been taxed $128,000 to keep this
fund "available." The fund has been
called upon to pay, in the meantime,
a trifle over $84,000. This apparently
leaves a tidy little debt wiper of $44,
--000. Is it not radically wrong to raise
in these hard times $25,000 a year to pay
bills to the amount of less than $15,000?
There may be some reason for it.
Mac ought to know.
THE GENERAL FUND PUZZLE.
As we have before intimated all the
growling and barking serves to keep
the "watch dog" before the public in
a general way. But the pride of the
kennel barks largely also on the city
debt statement, and the annual report.
But when you come to think of it this
debt reduction is wholly independent
of powers vested in any "watch
dog." He may fudge in a few thou
sands by questionable methods and
this may be good politics, but it is not
right to submit an estimate of money
as necessary for a certain fund, which
shall leave a surplus out of all propor
tion to the requirements of the fund.
Now how about that systematic com
pendium, the annual report? Every
warrant is presumably tabulated.
There are 153 explicit exhibits in the
1895 report. Exhibit No. 7 gives the
general funds receipts in detail, amount
ing to $385,803.37. Exhibit No. 8 shows
the general fund expenses to have been
Trial balance 6hows $6,630.74 to the
credit of the general fund. Where is the
rest of it—a little matter of $360,000?
It is there, of course, but every tax
payer is entitled to know where.
This serial might be extended to in
clude the gas light contract farce,
the city hospital contract fiasco, the
shady apportionment of delinquent
taxes, the chronic delay in paying
discharged laborers, etc., etc., but a
word to the wise voter is sufficient.
JOHN F. KRIEGER
Represents the Organised Labor of
the Sixth "Ward.
John F. Krieger, candidate :"*>r alderman ln
the Sixth ward, was born ln Jollet, 111., but
has been a-resident of this city for sixteen
years, He ls well known among.the laboring
classes, and especially to tha -members of the
labor unions, with whom he haa taken an
active part. By trade he is a clgarmaker, and
at times he has held some of the most im
portant official position ln their organization.
He is a man who believes ln union principles,
and there ls not a voter in the ranks of the
tellers who will not vote for Mr. Krieger.
At the last election he came within a few
votes of carrying the ward, as a candidate of
the People's party. He is stronger this time,
and the candidate who defeats him will have
to overcome the solid vote of the members of
organized labor residing In the Sixth ward.
At present Mr. Krieger Is alderman from the
ward ln the city council, and, although a new
man, has proven himself to be fully alive to
the interests which he represents.
EDWARD J. MURNANE.
A Native That St. Paul May Well
Be Proud Of.
Edward J. Murnaae, -.the next alderman
from the Fifth ward,-'was born in the house
which still stands at the corner of West
Seventh and Sherman" streets. He was edu
cated in the public schools of thl3 city; boy
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Democratic Candidate for Alderman From the Sixth Ward.
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and man, he has been ajpart of the city, has
grown with Its groTtthiand ls proud of St.
Paul. All of his lntaresfis have been and are
centered here. Hisidmslness life has been
beyond reproach and many years have been
spent ln the employ of-the firm of Finch,
Van Slyke, Young & Co. He has been a
faithful and trusted: man ln every position
ln which he has b€jen placed. In the Fifth
ward, where he ls most widely and Intimately
known, Mr. Murnane has no charges to meet,
no bad records to defend. His years have,
been spent among the men whose votes he
seeks and which will e)ect him next Tuesday.
Self-Made Man, "Whose Reputation
for Integrity Is Irreproachable.
George Lendwav, candidate for alderman in
the Eighth ward, is a German. He is a trifle
under forty years of age and has worked his
own way through life until today he !s a sub
stantial citizen with good business prospects,
and a reputation for honesty that ls unsul
lied. Mr. Lendway has long been a resident
of the Eighth ward, where he has estab
lished a comfortable home. From the fact
that the ward is Democratic by a good ma
jority, and the people are true to honest.
ideals ln politics, there Is no reason to doubt
that Mr. Lendway will be the next alderman
from tho Eighth ward.
A Strong Candidate for Alderman ln
William O'Brien, the candidate for alder
man of the Eleventh ward, on the Democrat-
Citizens' ticket, is going to surprise the Re
publican machine men on election day. Mr.
O'Brien is an honest and capable man, and
has' large property interests ln the city. He
came to St. Paul fourteen years ago, and for
the past five years has resided ln Merriam
Park. He was born in New York state forty
nine years ago. He served ln the Union army
In the late war, and during his residence ln
the city has made friends. The voters of the
Eleventh ward have been thoroughly aroused
over the manner ln which Aid. Milham was
turned down by the bosses who pretended to
and have controled the politics of the ward
for years. For this reason large numbers of
the independent Republican element Will
unite with the Democrats at the coming elec- I
tion, and send Mr. O'Brien to represent the
ward interests in the board of aldermen. Mr.
O'Brien is a contractor and resides at 1799
A Good Man to Re-elect Justice of
Joseph Smith, candidate for re-election as
Justice of the peace in the Sixth ward, will
undoubtedly bo again placed on the bench. |
Mr. Smith has resided in St. Paul since 1854,
and has been a resident of the Sixth ward for
the past sixteen years. He was elected to
the position which he now holds two years
ago, and has fulfilled the duties of his of
fice ln a manner satisfactory to those who
have had occasion to transact business with
him. He is an old soldier, having served
three years as a member of the Sixth Min
nesota regiment, and r^ads and writes Eng
lish, French and German.
PATRICK KELLY JR.
Has a Strong Hold on Second "Ward
Patrick Kelly Jr., the aldermanlc candi
date ln the Second ward, is well known to the
citizens of that bailiwick. He has been
prominent ln ward politics for a number of
•ears, and has a host of warm friends and
acquaintances. His long residence ln the
ward will make him a valuable man ln the
council for the interests of his constituents,
as well as the city at large. He U thirty-two
years of age, and for some years has been
engaged ln business as a contractor and
SITE FOR A NEW FORT,
Army Offleers Go West to Make a
A number of United States army officers
left last night in a Northern Pacific private
car, bound for Bismarck, ln the vicinity of
which pace a site will be selected for a fort
to replace Fcrt Yates, which la situate'] on
the Missouri river away frcm rallrcad trans
In tho parry? were Gen. Wesley Merrltt, tf
the departmej-t of the Missouri; Col. G. H.
Weeks t qf the quarterm-ist**; gener-Aft otOeo
Demoerutiu Candidate for Alderman From tbe Fifth Ward.
at Washington; Col. George Randall, of Fort
D. A. Russell, at Cheyenne; Lieut. L. H.
Strother, of the Twentieth infantry, at Angel
Island, Cal., aide de camp to Gen. Merritt,
and R. B. C. Bement, of this city.
The selection of a site for the new fort is
the result of a bill by congress, authorizing
the secretary of war to replace Fort Yates
with a fort at or near Bismarck, on land to
be donated by the people of the state. The
Mil provides that the selection shall be made
by officers outside of the department where
the fort ls to be located. The' party will
probably be absent a week.
PIANOS MADE IN ST. PAUL.
The Earhuff Instruments Compare
Favorably With Others.
It ls a fact which, perhaps, Is not gen
erally known that right here ln St. Paul la
a piano manufactory where there are being
turned out Instruments which will compare
very favorably with those of the older and
better established manufactories. Tho pianos
made ln St. Paul may be compared ln tone,
touch and general quality of construction
with the old line pianos and will not suffer
by the comparison.
This matter of home producton is being en
couraged, and the Earhuff Piano company, at
North St. Paul, ls a fair sample of what can
be done ln the way of keepng even with the
larger Eastern cities.
The manufacturing of the Earhuff pianos
Democmite Candidate tor Alderman La the Eighth Ward*
ls conducted under the supervision of MrJ
Couldon, who has mado piano building a\
study, and ls thus versed ln the many de-<
tails necessary to the well-finished lnatru-j
ment. The Earhuff company has been eaJ
tabllshed ln this business, though ln other
places, and have succeeded ln St. Paul in
building for themselves a most encouraging
clientage. The company also niakts a high!
grade of organs.
ORDERS THE SALE.
Decree for Disposition of a Milling
Judge Thomas, sitting ln the United States
circuit court, yesterday heard an application
for a decree ordering the sale of the property
of the North Dakota Milling association.
The decree was granted, and the property "i*
to be sold on June 8, at the court house In
Mandan, the purchaser to put np a forfeit
of $10,000 as a guaranty of good faith, m
April of last year, H. R. Lyon and L. B.
Giles were appointed receivers for the prop
erty ln an action brought by tho Bcmlsf
Brothers Bag company, and tho business haa
been continued since under the manage
ment of the receivers. The company owns a
large amount of real estate ln North Dakota
and Minnesota, ln addition to Its milling
plant. Claims aggregating some $340,000 hava
been filed against It by creditors. Judge}
Thomas will enter a similar decree ln Nortl*,