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Payable in Advance.
Dally and Sunday, per Month .BO
Dally and Sunday, Six Months - «2.75
Dally and Sunday, One Year - #5.00
Dally Only, per Month - - - - .4O
Dally Only, Six Months - - - ¥2.35
Dally Only, One Tear ..... f4.00
Sunday Only. One Year .... f IJJO
Weekly, One Year ... f 1.00
Address all letters an/1 telegram* to
THE GLOBE. St Paul. Minn.
Compute flies of the Globe always kept
on hand (or reference.
WASHXGTON. June 30.— Forecast for
Wednesday : Minnesota— Fair; southerly
Wisconsin— Light to fresh southerly winds:
The Dakotas— Fair; cooler; southerly winds,
becoming westerly.
Montana — Showers; cooler in northeast por
tion; northerly winds.
United States, Department of Agriculture,
Weather Bureau, Washington, June 30, 6:48
p. m. Local Time, 8 p. m. 75th Meridian
Time.— Observations taken at the same mo
ment of time at all stations.
Place. Ther.| Place! Ther.
St. Paul 86,Qu'Appelle 82
Duluth 88Winnipeg 80
Huron 86
Bismarck 94 Boston 78-76
Willlston 90 Buffalo 68-70
Havre 94 Cheyenne 80-82
Helena 68 Chicago 84-86
Edmonton 72 Cincinnati &?-84
Battleford 78 Montreal 64-68
Prince Albert 78 New Orleans 80-92
Calgary 80 New York 66-74
Medicine Hat 92 Pittsbufg 76-82
Swift Current 90
Barometer, 30.07; thermometer, 75; relative
humidity, 62: wind, southwest; weather clear;
maximum thermometer, 89; minimum ther
mometer. 61; dally range, 28; amount of rain
fall in last twenty-four hours, 0.
Gauge Danger Height of
Reading. Line. Water Change.
St. Paul 14 6.0 —0.2
La, Crosse 10 6.4 — 0.1
Davenport 15 6.1 —0.1
St. Louis .„ 30 17.4 —0.5
Note— Barometer corrected for temperature
and elevation. —P. F. Lyons, Observer.
For sixty-four years it has been the
rule of Democratic national conven
tions, in an unbroken chain of prece
dents, that it should require two-thirds
of all the votes in the convention to
name the candidates of the party for
president and vice president. It was
adopted in the first convention the
Democratic party ever held, and it re
mains to be seen whether it will be an
nulled in the last. The free silver del
egates make no secret of their inten
tion to ignore it if necessary, and, as
each convention is a law unto itself,
this can be done simply by the commit
tee on rules failing to report this rule.
Customarily, for many years and after
the two-thirds rule was firmly seated,
It has been the practice for this com
mittee to merely recommend the adop
tion of the rules governing the preced
ing convention. It is competent for
the coming one to except from its re
port the two-thirds rule.
The rule had its origin In several
causes which focused in a purpose to
defeat the nomination of Martin Van
Buren for the vice presidency in 1832,
thereby gratifying the Calhoun oppo
sition to both Jackson and Van Buren.
"The tariff of abomination" of 1828 had
started nullification in South Carolina
and Jackson had giver, the toast, "The
Federal Union, it must and shall be
preserved." at the banquet on Jeffer
son's birthday. Calhoun accepted the
challenge, and resigned the vice presi
dency to enter the senate. Jackson
had discovered that Calhoun, in Mon
roe's cabinet, had urged censure of his
conduct of the Seminole war, and the
rupture between the two became com
plete. Calhoun suspected Van Buren
of fanning the flame. Here was one
of the sources of the rule. Another
was in Jackson's opposition to the re
chartering of the bank of the United
States. Pennsylvania, the home of Bid
die, Its president, was deeply con
cerned in its maintenance. New York's
legislature had adopted a resolution
protesting against renewal of the I
bank's charter, and, as Van Buren I
came from^ New York, and as he was j
charged in those days with being the
Machiavclll of the administration,
Pennsylvania visited her wrath on him
and instructed her presidential electors
tmder no circumstances, to vote for
"the little fox." So. though their vote
was ca?t in the electoral college for
Jackson, it was given to William Wll
kins for vice president.
Another source was in the opposition
of the protectionists to Van Buren.
Jackson's ideas of the tariff and its
use and abuse were nebulous, but Van
Buren's were Jeffersonian: and the
change noticeable in Jackson's position
after his association with Van Buren,
frat as secretary of state and later
as vice president, was due to Van Bu
ren's clearer and sounder ideas of
Democratic doctrine. Nullification was
threatening the policy of protection
from the South and Van Buren was
developing hostility to It from the
North, and its Interests rallied to de
feat him. They joined the Calhoun
wing to secure his rejection by the
6enate as minister to England in 1831,
an act whose effect Benton reports
Calhoun as saying would be: "It will
kill him, sir, kill him dead. He will
never kick, air, never kick." It made
Van Buren flirt vice president and then
president. Still another source o? the
rule was In the growing suspicion of
Southern raen thet Van Buren was
not sound on the slavery qiiastlon. a
suspicion that was verified !n subse
quent years when V&at Buren became
the providential candidate of the Free
801 l party lr. 1843. It was the caupe of
the Insistence, by proslcvery delegate
In the national lOßV«"i.i_ of 1544. on
the rule, and its enforcement prevent
ed Van Buren's nomination then,
though he had a clear majority of the
delegates. Had Van Buren instead of
Polk sat in the presidential chair from
"44 to '48 the history of the nation
would not be what it is.
These are the various major causes
that led tc the offering of the two
thirds rule while the pretense that
masked them was the greater deliber
ation it insured and a nearer approach
to unanimity in a party covering so
large a territory with such diverse in
terests. If it shall now be set aside
because it might interfere with the
purposes of a majority of the conven
tion bent on departing from sound
Democratic principles, it will end
where It began, and fitly so.
The Republican state convention will
meet this mor.ing, but why there
should really be any such meeting we ]
cannot for the life of us determine. In j
the election of delegates to this gath
ering it has been made so obvious that
the Republican voters of the state have
nothing to say about it that we can
not conceive why theit so-called rep
resentatives should take the trouble to
travel up hither Is exceedingly hot
weather and go to the expense and dis
comfort of spending several days to no
other purpose than to register the or
ders that they have already received.
The word went out months ago that
Gov. Clough was to be renominated,
and that was all that there was to it
1 The strong machine that stands behind '
him, and whose operations are now rec
ognized and admitted by everybody in
Minnesota, has practically settled
everything in advance. It has left a
few of the minor offices open for the
boys to fight over. That is part of the
tactics or" every machine. There is a
little handful of state offices which no
body cares about particularly, and
which are thrown Into the convention
as one tosses a few coppers Into a
bunch of boys to see them scramble
for the gains. But these emoluments
are not worth bothering about, and
certainly not worth the trouble of hold
ing primaries, county conventions and
a big state gathering of over 1,100 dele
The Republican machine of Minne
sota is completely organized, and the
party is unresistingly In its grasp. It
will work its will with the voters un
less the Democracy shall rise to the
emergency, cast resolutely behind it
the issues that are disrupting the party
everywhere else and turn to the people
and offer them a candidate and a plat
form answerable to their local needs.
The time has come when Minnesota
can be redeemed from Republican rule.
The evidences ol it are as clear within
the Republican party itself as without
it. The convention that is to be held
today will blaze the way. It will reg
ister the foreordained decrees of three
or four men who hold the Republican
party of this state in the hollow of
their hand; and, as a convention, will
be no more than a howling farce.
Again there comes to the Democracy an
opportunity. We can only hope that
that which this state supplies will not
be thrown away so lamentably as the
greater and clearer opportunity in the
nation at large now bids fair to be.
The property owners on Robert
street have set an example which those
of other parts of the city should not
be slow to follow. They have agreed
upon the eminently practical and sen
sible proposition that they will ap
prove the paving of that street with
asphalt if the overhead wires are first
put under ground and all the sewer
and water connections made with each
lot fronting on the paved portion. Xhat
is to say, they are willing to pay for
the needed improvement provided they
can be insured against future disturb
ance and the ruin of their costly work.
They have already had some experi
ence in this particular. The pavement
laid on Robert street was by far the
best of the old wood pavements, and
the only one of those first put down
which was laid upon a concrete foun
dation. It would probably be In al
most as good condition to-day as when
new if it had never been disturbed.
But Robert street property has been
revolutionized since then, and as
building after building went up or was
remodeled to suit an Incoming tenant
the blocks were torn away, the solid
arch of the sub-structure broken
through and excavations made for con
nections, and then the surface cover
ing replaced as well as it could be
done. This has resulted in the break
ing up of the pavement into hills and
hollows, until, although far from worn
out, It is scarcely more . comfortable
for travel than the streets which are
furnished with the ancient cedar blocks
resting on planks. If, now. In these
times, the owners of property consent
to the large outlay required, they are
not only justified in demanding insur
ance against further depreciation of
their work, but they set a proper exam
ple to the rest of the city, where people
should everywhere insist upon the
enforcement of similar conditions be
fore new pavements are put down.
They set a good example in another
way. The course of the Robert street
people Is a powerful warning to those
who own property on other thorough
fares within the business area. They
were at first almost unanimously op
posed to the improvement. They are
hard pushed and rentals are not what
they used, to be, and these holders of
real estate believe that the burden, of
putting down a new pavement might
as well be deferred until more promis
ing times. Their views were changed
by vigorous representations from their
tenants. These bore the brunt of the
burden of an old and dilapidated pave
ment. They had seen In the effect
upon their business the quick Increase
of competition from streets where new
and improved pavements had been put
down, and felt tiiat they must be
equally well supplied if they were to
hold their own. They pointed to the ex
perience of Thijd street, and declared
that every property holder v/Lo ob
jected to reasonable iwprovenvrnif was
inviting the *anie decline In the value
of his holiirig. It was this represen
tation that altered speedily the views
of the owners of Robert street real es
Now, precisely tlve same argument
applies to every other street in the bus
iness section. Even the owner of a
vacant lot on one of the streets now
given over to rotten cedar blocks is
cutting himself off from the future"
increment of value that will come with
increased population and business. The
future of more streets than one in this
city is now being determined. We can"
see the tide of business popularity flow«
visibly to those which are provided
with modern pavements, and desert
those not equally favored. The same
arguments which induced the Robert '
street people to consent at once to the.,
placing of a new pavement, under
proper safeguards, should be equally
operative elsewhere. A Complete sys
tem of repaying is no more desirable
for the whole city than it is for th^e t>
highest interests, in the long run, of'
the owners of real estate. " '
While the Globe has steadily main
tained that the property holders of this"
city should not be burdened with assess
ments for any new park project, ft
has held that those which had already
been practically ratified should be car
ried out. Phalen park is one of these.
Steps toward securing it were taken
long ago and with the full consent and
approval of a majority of the people,.
A great park at Lake Phalen will not
only be in itself of almost as mucn
value to the public as that at Coma,
but the two will be so connected with
each other as to constitute two great
foci of the splendid park system which
we hope to see in more favorable times
beautifying our entire city. The valua
tion for the property to be taken at
Lake Phalen has now beer, agreed up
on, and an assessment made to raise
the balance necessary after a partial
payment has been made from the park
fund. There will undoubtedly be the
usual protest on both sides; part of the
people interested holding that the prop
erty taken has been overvalued and
another part that it has been practical
ly confiscated. This would be true if
the completion of the work were to be
delayed for a century, and equally true
would it be that those assessed for
park purposes would think themselves
unjustly treated and believe that some
discrimination had been shown. In
matters of this sort unanimous agree
ment is impossible, and the best that
can be done is to act upon the ma
jority judgment of experienced and dis
interested persons. It seems to us
that this has been done In the case
of the Phalen park proposition, and
that the property may be acquired bet
ter at this time than at any other; and,
under the assessment scheme set forth,
with as little hardship as may be to
the public.
The spreading of the assessment over
a very wide area of the city is espe
cially to be commended. There are, in
deed, but two principles of local as
sessments for park purposes that can
be justified. The one confines them to
the extreme of narrowness, and the
other distributes them as widely as
posible. The theory on which property
has been taxed in the past in a great
number of instances for public parks
is wholly untenable. This has con
sisted in levying upon a large area of
territory, with the new park as a cen
ter, and making assessments grow
gradually lighter as they approach the
circumference. Now, the truth is that
the creation of a park adds to the
value of real estate that immediately
fronts upon it very largely, and that
it adds to the desirability of resi
dence property in a slight degree over
the entire city. But between these two
extremes there is scarcely any middle
ground. In other words, the supposi
tion that has been embodied In so
many park assessments that property
two blocks distant from a public
square is more benefited than property
four or six blocks distant is a pure
myth. A man who can buy a lot front
ing on a public park will pay much
more for It than for one that does not
have such frontage; but he will not, if
he is sensible, pay any more for a lot
that stands back to back with this one,
and therefore faces on a street one
block distant from the park, than he
would for any other equally eligible
property many blocks away.
It follows that the little neighbor
hood parks in a city ought to be paid
for almost exclusively by the owners
of property abutting upon them; and
that the large parks that are Intended
for general use arid that confer an ad
ditional value upon all property in
practically equal ratio should be paid
for by all property holders without re
gard to location. This, of course. Is
tantamount to saying that parks
should be provided and paid for out of
a city fund raised by general taxation;
which is, we doubt not, the abstractly
Just and ideal scheme. The present as- j
sessment approaches nearly enough to j
that rule to meet general approval. If [
we are to have a park at Phalen, and
the general opinion is that it is so de
sirable as to be worth all that it will
cost, then It should be paid for by
practically all the property owners on.
this side of the Mississippi river. The
matter has been held so long in abey
ance by disagreements and legal com
plications that we hope that it may be
allowed to go through in its present
shape without remonstrance, and the
question of a Phalen park be finally
set at rest.
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If sufficient revenues are provided
for the support of the government,
there will be no necessity for borrow
ing money and increasing the public
debt.— William McKinley. And yet,
William, the government has borrowed
over $100,090,000 In the last few years
more than it needed to meet public ex
penditures. Come back, William, to
the great question of the hour, the
money question. That is the Issue the
people are going' to settle in 1896. You
are a full-grown man and ought to
have a full-grown head.
Arkansas Convention.
LITTLE ROCK. Ark., Jane 30. — The Repub
lican state convention will assemble in this
city tomorrow for the purpose of nominating
candidates for state offices. The convention
will indorse the St. Louis platform and nom
inate a full state ticket. Hon. H. L.. Rem
niel will be the unanimous choice for gov
ernor, but he may possibly decline tie honor.
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Money Attitude of the Republican
Party Indorsed by the Vaiioti*
>;, c J oorn * re V loil »l Convention*.
Special to. tha Globe.
SIOUX FALLS, S. D., June 30.—Prepara
tions are now completed for a grand demon
stration in honor of Senator Pettlgrew iq
this city to-morrow. The outline of the plan
was arranged by the senator in St. Louis
Just after the convention. Two of his
stauffchest friends returned from there and
at once began to organize the movement.
They have made up some committees com
posed of themselves and several Popuihrts
and Democrats, and have actively canvassed
the city and county, pledging people to turn
out on the arrival of the train and welcome
the senator back. They will have a demon
stration at the opera house in the evening,
at which time they will ratify his action
in bolting. When arrangements had been
completed a few days ago, they, telegraphed
the senator that all was ready, and he started
for home. There Is no question that a great
crowd has been stirred up,, which, with the
attendance which natural curiosity insures,
will give him a practical ovation. Just how
widespread the movement will prove to be
in this county remains to be seen, but all
the Populists, many of the Democrats and
a considerable share of the Republicans are
shouting for the senator, and have declared
their Intention to work with him. Among
the prominent men who will take part are
M. Grigsby, probable Populist candidate for
governor, and §iree delegates-elact to the
Republican state convention.
Tawney Renominated Without a
Show of Opposition.
ALBERT LEA, Minn. .June 30.— The
first district Republican convention
held here to-day was only a ratification
meeting of the popular will, and it re
quired less than an hour to nominate
James A. Tawney and adopt a plat
form. The platform ratifies and ap
proves the declarations of the recent
national Republican platform and
pledges to the nominees of that con
vention active and enthusiastic support.
It endorses the twin doctrines of pro
tection and reciprocity. It charges the
Democratic party with inability to deal
with the grave problems of finance and
industry according to any principle of
economics, save one based on sectional
ism, individual favoritism and mono
polistic influence. It says: "The Re
publican party made and ever since
maintained every dollar, whether of
gold, silver or paper, equal in purchas
ing and debt-paying power."
John A. Lovely of Freeborn, made the
speech of nomination, and it was a
warm commendation of Mr. Tawney
and his record. Loud applause greeted
him and the nomination received
seconds from about every county in the
district, and was made by acclamation
and unanimosly. Mr. Tawney made a
brief acceptance speech, and the con
vention adjourned, when a large num
ber of delegates started for St. Paul to
be present at the state vonvention to
morrow. The best of feeling prevailed
throughout the convention, and Mr.
Tawney was greeted with wild cheers
from delegates and spectators.
In the course of his speech Mr. Taw
ney said:
"In accepting this nomination I shail
only renew the single pledge I left with
the people two and four years ago —
that to the old first district of Minne
sota, so long and honorably representd
and made famous by the brilliant and
distinguished services of Windom and,
Dunnell, shall not be misrepresented
by me. To this let me now add but a
single thought. That in the struggle
f or r tfie overthrow of Democratic supre- 1
macy and the restoration of McKinley
prosperity, yotfr representative wilUal
ways be found contending for the rights
and material interests of his constitu
ents und£r. the jfiag \at Republicanism.
Under Republicanism a better victory
can be won than uncjer a banner of my
creation, supported fby the populistic
theory of the "free and independent
coinage of silver at a ratio of sixteen
to one. This is a poor year to expect
the people to follow strange Gods. In
sackcloth and aShes, as it were, have
they repented of their folly of four
years ago, and; with that experience
fresh in their i^iin^s the fascinating
word 'free' as a #refj& either to the word
'silver' or 'trade? will not again tempt
the people to, repeat ithe error they com
mitted in 1892, when they voted against
the Republican '
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His Name Presented by His Only
Special to the Globe.
MANKATO, Minn., June 30.— The
second district congressional conven
tion met here to-day and nominated J.
T. McCleary for congress. His op
ponent, Mr.^ Sumnaerville, of Brown
county, afte"f sizing up the situation
withdrew and placed the present con
gressman in nomination. Resolutions
favoring the St Louis platform, sound
money, and a further loyalty to Mc-
Cleary were passed. Two hours com
pleted the work of the convention.
The greatest enthusiasm prevailed
throughout the convention, which was
attended by practically full delegations
from every county. The convention
went for honeat money, but while* not
one voice was raised for silver, there
was a prolonged wrangle as to the
wording of the resolutions on silver.
The committee on resolutions reported
in favor of Indorsing the St. Louis
platform, but Editor H. G. Hays, of
Sleepy Eye, wanted to go further and
offered a substitute,, coming out square
ly for gold, but it was showed under
after much debate.
The report of uthQs i committee was
amended by adding a few words favor
ing "Honest moiȣy,"-non the motion of
L. M. Lange, of, Lyon county. Every
delegate seemed to wfent honest money,
and the only p^hrt *af the discussion
was how to put In words their desire.
Congressman McCleWy thanked the
convention for the honor of renomina*
tion and spoke 'fcindty of Somerville.
who had introdoefcd ti}m. Hg eulogized J
the Republican platform and said that
the party stands where it always did.
The resolutions indorse the principles
of the St. Louis * platform and pledge
the earnest effocts, of the district In
behalf of sound money, protection and
reeiprocTtyl trrge* 3lmnesota senators
and repreaentatitßes to - use their best
endeavors to secure %n international
agreement on the coinage question ; de
nounce the injurious theories and
practices of the present Democratic
administration and the wilder fallacies
of the Populist; theory as tending to
ruin, of all industries and business-in
terests and highly eulogize Congress
man McCleary.
Heatwole Renoiniuated Without the
i Formality o?a Ballot.
UtTTCHINSON, Minn., June 30.— The
Third district Republican convention
which assembled here to-day indorsed
the St. Louis platform and renomln
ated by acclamation Joel P. Heatwole
as candidate to succeed himself in con
gress. George Welch, of Morton, was
chairman and S. H. Farrington, of
Waterville, was secretary. Judge Mott,
of Faribault. was chairman of the com
mittee on resolutions. They expressed
in brief the full principles of the Re
publican party, commended Congress
man Heatwole for his work, recom
mended him for reelection and included
the following money plank:
"We believe the free coinage of silver
by the United States alone without
international agreement with the lead
ing commercial nations of the world
would overwhelm us with a flood of
cheap foreign silver and greatly retard
the new era of prosperity so earnestly
hoped for, and which now seems so
near at hand. W^ therefore oppose the
free coinage of silver and favor the
steady maintenance of our present gold
standard, feeling confident that such a
course will the more surely and quickly
bring returning prosperity to all our in
dustries, including silver. We insist
that the dollar, whether of gold* silver
or paper, shall be worth its face value
in any market in the world and that
the credit and honor of the nation shall
at all times be maintained."
Congressman Heatwole in his speech
of acceptance called attention to the
fact that no man, woman or child ever
wrote to him asking a favor without re
ceiving prompt attention, and that he
took pride in saying that he has paid
particular attention to the requests of
old soldiers.
Bismarck Will Send Opposing Dele-
Kates to Grand Forks.
Special to the Globe.
BISMARCK. N. D.. June 30.-Returna from
nearly all precincts are now in and it is as
sured that the Republican convention tomor
row will select delegates to Grand Forks op
posed to Governor Allin. In the city, the
Allln men held caucusses under a call made
Saturday «ight. disregarding the regular
Republican call, published for three weeks
but their delegates will not be recognized in
the convention tomorrow. The total vote In
the city was 177 for Allin and 265 against.
A fight was made on Judge Winchester but
he won by good majority. Emmons county
has been overwhelmingly carried against
Says the Silver Men Will Rule at
PITTSBURG, Pa.. June 30.— National Chair
man Harrity, en route to the Chicago con
vention, to-night said the outlook for a gold
standard plank was not as favorable as
heretofore, and that the silver men wouIH
probably dominate the convention and put
their man in nomination for president. lie
added that such a result would mean a
hard fight in November. Whatever the out
come, the Pennsylvania iSelegation would not
bolt, but abide by the -decision of the con
vention. He would not say whether Robert
E. Pattison's name would be placed before the
convention as a candidate for the presidency,
but said the ex-governor was certainly the
unanimous choice of Pennsylvania.
Vice-President Adlal E. Stevenson also
passed through the city for the West to
night. He positively refused to be inter
viewed politically, saying he was out of
politics, and with his family was going to
their home to spend the summer.
West St. I'a nl Also Well Up in the
Special to the Globe.
WINONA, Minn., June 30.— New Ulm cap
tured nearly everything in sight and West St.
Paul was a close second in the state records
made at the Minnesota Turnfest concluded
here today. The fact that the state turn
teacher resides in New Ulm has perhaps some
thing to do with the good work of the boys
from that city. Each first prize was a
diploma and a laurel wreath. AH other prizes
were simply diplomas minus the wreath of
honor. The judges who awarded the prizes
were Ernest Hibbeier, of Chicago; Max Al
letzhaeuser, of Duluth; Carl Heckrlch, of Min
neapolis; Albert Sehinz, of St. Paul, and
George Hoffman, of Winona. Following is a
complete list of the successful winners with
the number of points they scored:
Class turning— First prize — New Ulm Turn
Verein, 31.906; second prize, West Minneapolis,
30,946; third prize. West St. Paul, 29,617; fourth
prize. Philharmonic Turn section, Winona,
Individual turning, higher class, consisting
of wand drill, apparatus work, running broad
jump, and putting 35 pound shot, out of possi
ble 90 points: First, Henry Engel, New Ulm,
73.55; second, Ernest Hadlich, West Bt_ Paul
70.35; third, Richard Fischer. New Ulm, 64.4
and fifth, Edwin Petry, New Ulm, 64.7.
Apparatus turning, possible 64: First, Henry
Engel, New Ulm. 51.25.
Individual turning, second group: First
Carl Schroeck, New Ulm, 71.5; second, Carl
Baltrusch, New Ulm, 67.85: third. Max Eger.
West Si. Paul, 64.45; fourth, Henry Wolpers.
Winona, 63.75; fifth, Wm. Herin, New Ulm,
Apparatus turning, possible 64: First, Carl
Baltruch, New Ulm, 51.25; second, Max
Enger. West St. Paul, 51; third, Carl Schroeck,
New Ulm, 50.
Field gymnastics— First group, consisting
of pole vaults, hop, skip and jump and climb
ing rope: Flmt, Adolph Stamwltz, West Min
neapolis; second. Wm. E. Koch, New Ulm,
third, Herman Schnos. West St. Paul.
Second group, consisting of 100-yard dash,
broad high jump, lifting ICO pound weight:
First, Max Eger, West St. Paul: second,
Ernest Hadlich, We«t St. Paul.
Third group, consisting of running high
jump, running broad jump and putting 35
--pound shot: First, Adolph Stamwitz, West
Minneapolis; second, W. Bachman, Minne
apolis; third, Richard Fischer, New Ulm.
Wrestling: 1, heavyweights, John Goltz
Winona; 2, lightweights, E. G. Damm, Wi
One May be Precipitated Early
Next Week.
NEW YORK, June 30.— The brotherhood of
tailors and the finishers, basters, cutters and
trimmers of the several local unions in affilia
tion with the United Garment Workers of
America are planning a strike which may
Involve thousands of workers. The claim Is
made that the contractors have made a 45
per cent reduction in the wage scale, besides
compelling men and women to work longer
hours. A well attended meeting of the work
ingmen interested in the clothing trade was
held tonight. Speeches advocating a strike
were loudly applauded. A special committee
was appointed to draft a form of agreement
and the general scope of the campaign will
be submitted to a joint meeting of the
brotherhood to be held next Saturday. From
this it is inferred that 15,000 men may re
ceive orders to quit work the first of next
Caused by a Destructive Blaze in
NEW YORK. July 30.— Fire brok.; <ut at
about 12:30 o'clock this morning in Brook
lyn, in George W. Long Island kind
ling wood factory: The flames quickly ex
tended to the extensive lumber yards of E
C. Smith, and from there to Ritchie, Brown
& McDonald's iron works. Post & McCord's
iron works and Braun & Bainbrick's asphalt
works. No details regarding the loss can yet
be ascertained, but an estimate has beon
ranging from $800,000 to $1,000,000.
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Scale Trouble Will Close Tin
PITTSBURG, June SO.— Additional firms
who have signed the scale are the Hyde
Park Steel company at Apollo, Pa., and
Monongahela Tin Plate company, of Pitts
burg. Jones & Laughlln. who signed the
sheet scale today, signed the iron scale to
night. These close thel Ist of those signing
before the expiration o? the scale at midnight
and an almost general shut-down of tin
mills will follow, throwing out of employ
ment in the neighborhood of 25,000 men
Many rolls east of Ptttsburg will also close.
Work on Jfew York Fortlßctelon*
About to Beg-In.
NEW YORK. July I.— Within a few weeks
will be commenced one of the most gigantic
operations in the history of the war depart
ment. Fortifications more powerful than
those existing anywhere in the world will be
built at Fort Wadsworth and Sandy Hook,
the coat of the work being about $10,000,000.
But this is only a beginning to place New
York la a position to defend herself against
foreign foes. Construction will be continued
from time to time until the fortifications
outlined by the elaborate plans have been
completed, and when that is done the total
cost, it is said, will •&▼• been about
Precipitate* a Hot Debate In the
Committee on Streets— T. Lowry
Must Repave.
Some exceedingly uncomplimentary
remarks concerning the street railway
company and the board of public works
were made yesterday afternoon before
the assembly committee or. streets.
The street car company had no repre
sentative on hand at the time, to reply
to the charges of misconduct, but the
board of public works was represented
by its president, Capt. Gorman, who
branded the accusations leveled at
himself, as president of the board, as
false and the utterers of them as liars
pure and unadorned.
The matter before the committee was
the resolution of the board of public
works awarding to Thomas Rellly the
contract for paving the Third street
hill, from Pleasant to Summit avenue,
with sandstone, in the center and brick
strips three feet wide on each side of
the street.
The assembly had also referred to
the committee a protest from E. A.
Weller, a resident of West Third street,
objecting to the city paving its por
tion of Third street unless it compelled
the street railway company to repave
the portion between its rails and
tracks covering a width of sixteen feet,
from Pleasant avenue to the turn at
the foot of Selby hill. Mr. Weller, in
his protest, called attention to what
he termed the cobble stone pavement
between the rails, and insisted that the
street railway company should be com
pelled to replace It with a pavement
similar to that to be laid by the city.
Mr. Weller was not present, but an
other property owner, J. R. Cleveland,
who shares similar sentiments was,
and he was given the floor to express
them. And while he talked, Capt. Gor
man, of the board of public works,
who was present in a private capacity,
listened attentively.
Capt. Gorman was the first to ad
dress the committee. He said that he
appeared not as a member of the board
of public works, but on behalf of his
daughter, who is an interested prop
erty owner. Capt. Gorman said that
he could see no objection to having
Third street, paved outside of the
tracks. The tracks between Pleasant
and College avenues were in excellent
condition and would not be bettered
by requiring the street railway com
pany to put in a new pavement be
tween its tracks and rails. Moreover,
the board of public works had let the
contract at a very reasonable figure,
and it was for the interest of all par
ties to confirm the award that the work
might begin as soon as possible. As
for the general ordinance requiring the
street car company to pave between
its tracks with the same material as
that used by the city in paving its por
tion of the street, Capt. Gorman said
that there was an exception made in
the case of the cable line.
Then Mr. Cleveland took his turn.
His voice shaking with excitement, !±»e
denied that the tracks of ■ the 1 street
railway company from Pleasant to
College avenue were in such excellent
condition as Capt. Gorman said. If
they were why was the street railway
company everlastingly tearing things
up? If Mr. Cleveland could have his
way, he would make the company pave
between its tracks with asphalt and
then they wouldn't be tearing it up
three or four times a day.
Mr. Cleveland's residence Is the white
house, 311 West Third street, at the
foot of Selby hill, on the north side of
the street. Proceeding with his arraign
ment of the street railway company Mr.
Cleveland described with grim humor
the dangers and vicissitudes visited up
on his porch and front door by reason
of the Selby hill. Said he:
"Ever since the city coui*;il gave
Tom Lowry permission to put in that
500 foot toboggan slide, everything that
runs away down that hill runs into my
front door. Even the fire engines do
Mr. Cleveland said there was no nec
essity for paving that portion of Third
street occupied by the street car tracks.
There was no travel there and it
wouldn't make any difference whether
the street was paved with gold leaf or
old newspapers. Referring then to his
appearance before the board of public
works with a petition signed by nu
merous property owners, asking that
,the street car company be required to
put its portion of the street in proper
condition, Mr. Cleveland declared:
"Capt. Gorman said that he ran the
beard of public works ' and that he
wouldn't pay any attention to my re
quests or petition."
Capt. Gorman interrupting: I never
said I ran the board of public works.
Mr. Cleveland: You said you wouldn't
pay any attention to my request or else
my hearing is very bad."
Capt. Gorman: Mr. Cleveland your
hearing places you in a very unfortu
nate position. All I have to say to the
committee is that I never made either
of the statements charged by Mr. Cleve
land, nor anything like them. I am
sick and tired of hearing all this talk
about the board of public works, and
e?j-ec!aUy about myself. All these
charges are false and, turning toward
Mr. Cleveland, the men who make them
are Uars!
Assemblyman Reardon: There are
about 10,000 liars in town then.
Capt. Gorman said that he recognized
Mr. Reardon as one of the 10,000, and
thereupon Chairman Lewis cut short
the cheerful repartee by calling upon
other property owners for their opin
ions. All were in favor of awarding
the contract and proceeding with the
committee accordingly recom
mended that the award of the contract
be confirmed. Mr. Lewis promised that
at the meeting of the assembly tomor
row night that he would introduce an
order directing the street railway com
pany to lay a new pavement between
its rails and tracks on West Third
street from Seven corners up to the
foo>t of Selby hill.
The proposed ordinance forfeiting tfee
franchise of the National Subway
company was laid over until the next
meeting of the committee, when the
parties in in-terest will be notified to
be present.
Lost Much Blood.
Edward McFall. who boards at the corner
of Seventh and Rosabel streets, was taken
to the city hospital early this morning suf
fering from a severe hemorrhage of the
nose. He was attacked early in the even
ing, and the case proved so obstinate that
McFall, by the advice of Dr. Bramhall, who
was called, consented to be removed to the
Kitty Was Nanglitj.
Kitty Moore was arrested last night by
Surgeon Joss and Officer Davis at the cor
ner of ' Eighth and Jackson streets. She is
charged with disorderly conduct.
The Token of Friendship Wai On«
of the Article* Stolen From
the Bigelovr's.
Just to show what a good thing St. Paul
Is at present among the house workers, ona
of the craft went through the residence of
Mrs. Horace R. Bigelow, 288 Walnut str3et,
in broad daylight yesterday afternoon and
helped himself to every portable object ol
value he could and about the place. Th«
house is unoccupied save for the nightly
presence of John Peebe, who sleeps on the
ground floor, as a possible prevent itlve to
marauders, as Mrs. Bigelow has been In
New York since last February, and the burg
lar had things all his own woy. KvldenUy
well aware of the fact that there was little
chance of his being disturbed, the fetal ran
sacked the house, from top to bottom, and
while no inventory has yet been taken, it
is ceitain that he secured a valuable gold
watch, a auantity if silverware and a purse
containing a considerable sum of money.
The work was undoubtedly that of a skilled
thief; as his mode of operation In planning
and executing a daylight robbery in a thickly
settled portion ot th« .resident part of th»
city fully attests. An entrai.ee was secured
by prying off two storm windows <n the rear
of the house, though how the intruder could
perform such a piece of carpentering without
attracting the attention of the neighbors, or
possibly the policeman on the beat, is some
thing of a mystery. The windows ire of the
double order, and after the thief hud torn
one of the storm sashes from its place, he
discovered that the inside window was se
curely fastened and that he could not secure
the entrance he desired. A little investiga
tion, however, showed that the fastening
on the other inside window was uncaught.
and the persevering purveyor of other peo
ple's property simply removed the second
storm sash, raised the window and vaulted
into the room. The rest was easy, and the
burglar proceeded to make a systematic
search of the premises.
Every room on the ground floor was
searched with the thoroughness of an ex
pert, and the contents of table drawers, book
shelves and writing desks thrown about the
floors in reckless confusion. It was evident
from the robber's disregard of bulky or cum
bersome articles that he was after valuable
plunder and fully expected to flnd it. Satis
fying himself that he had made a complete
inventory of Mrs. Blgelow's effects stored on
the first floor, the thief proceeded up stairs
and showed himself to be of such an in
quiring turn of mind that he rumaged in
closets, washstands and bureaus, not neglect
ing to go through a quantity of clothes
packed away from the moths and rust and
thieves which break in and steal. Bundles
of clothing were set aside for transporta
tion, but the thief evidently reconsidered bis
determination to risk capture by making his
exit from a strange house with a load of
feminine apparel, and so far as is known
none of the valuable dresses which Mr*.
Bigelow had left behind were stolen.
Mrs. James J. Miner, who resides at 302
Walnut street, next door to the Bigelow resi
dence, saw the thief leave the ransacked- resi
dence shortly before 6 o'clock, and, though
suspicious of his actions, had no idea that
a daring robbery had been committed almost
within her sight. She describes the man as
a short, dark-complexioned Individual, wear
ing a shabby light suit of clothes and a dark
slouch hat. Mrs. Miner had noticed the
stranger hanging about the Bigelow resi
dence on several previous occasions, when
he was probably "sizing" up the situation.
_,3fh£ man who sleeps in the house is em
ployed as a coachman by Aid. Bigelow, a son
of Mrs. Horace R. Bigelow, and while he is
not supposed to be about the vacant house
except at night, he sometimes visits it dur
ing the day. He did so yesterday about 4:30,
and found everything in its accustomed or
der. Later he went out driving, and when
he returned he found the rear windows off
and the interior of the house resembling the
track of a cyclone. He first interrogated
Mrs. Miner and from her learned she had
seen the suspicious-looking stranger about
the house, and it dawned upon the coachman
that his actions had been "tabbed" by the
thief, and that he had selected a time for
his expedition when he knew there wa« no
dang«r of being interfered with:
The police were informed of the' robbery,
and it Is possible that the boldness of the
thief's actions, after leaving the house, may
lead to his arrest. After his exit -he hung
around the corner for a few minutes, and
then stopped an express wagon going in the
the direction of Third street, and asked the
driver for a ride. The request waa com
plied with and the two men became quite
friendly. The friendship progressed to the
extent of the robber asking the expressman
to join him in a glass of beer. The men
had a drink and then another until the
thief, who was doing the treating, made his
companion a present of a purse which had
contained the monoy stolen from the Bige
low residence. Later the purse was re
turned to Aid. Bigelow by the recipient, who
heard of the robbery, and surmised that his
acquaintance of the afternoon had perpet
uated the crime. In this way the police ob
tained a clew to the thief, and express the
belief that he will soon be placed under ar
Another burglary in the same neighborhood
Monday night, which though accomplls'ied.
during the dark hours of the night, was al
most, as bold a defiance to me police, though
resulting tn l^ss pecuniary gain to the
thieves. Some time between 9 o'clock and
midnight the barger shop of John Hutnmel,
No. 597 West Seventh street, was entered
and robbed of Its stock of razors, honas and
shears, causing a ioss to the proprietor of
about $26. The thieves secured an entrance
to the shop by sawing out the lock of a rear
door which opens on Yankee street. The
boldness of the night workers was ;-vldcuce4
by the fact that the proximity of the ton
sorial parlors to the street did not deter them
from making a clean Job of their undertaking.
After appropriating Mr. Hummel's entlro
stock in trade the robbers left the shop by
way of the back door, and their work was not
discovered until yesterday morning.
Wlille Two Women Suffer for Its
Dlsxappea ranee.
Mary Buckley and Jessie Rafcrty, two
young women of the respective ages of 19 find
23 years, occupied cells at the central police
station last night, where they were lodged on
the charge of grand larceny. The warrant
upon which the women were arrested was
sworn out by Martin Forde, who Jiad spent
the previous evening in their company. He
accused the women of stealing a gold watch
valued at $50 and a scarf pin valued at $15.
Last evening Mr. Forde recovered ihs prop
erty without the aid of the police, however,
in a manner which not only establishes the
innocence of the two women, but also restore.*
his faith In mankind. It appears that a friend
of his was in the party of convivial spirits
who were enjoying the city by gaslight, and
upon deciding to break with tha crowd, took
Forde's valuables from his possession and
placed them in the safe of the hotel where
Forde was stopping. Forde did not ccc his
friend until after the women had been ar
rested and when he received his property
from the hotel clerk his astonishment was
rather in the nature of a nervous shock.
Meanwhile the innocent women remained in
Jail. r I
Laura. Ilarncn a. Victim of Legal Re.
Laura. Barnes, whose arraignment in the
munlcljfcl court was due. to her alleged con- .
cern in the affairs of Rev. Un<*r»rvood, the re
cently deposed pastor of ths oo'or^J Biptl&t ,
churcb, was yesterday placed under $,VY> bondt
to keep the peace. The charge which lad to
the action of Judge T>ohy was made by Mrs.
Underwood, who alleged that tUo Baraks
woman had threatened to shoot nor. Mrs.
Underwood stated in support of her charges
that she had been fi.-eO at lull We<!nra<ia?
evening while in the vleicitx of her huabaada
former church. No evide'iee was lutroducert
to show that the Barnes woman had fired the
shot, but the court decided her demeanor and
behavior required a bond U> avcid further dif
ficulties between the two womea.

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