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■■ .
Weather Forecast.
WASHINGTON, July 16.— Forecast for Fri
day: Minnesota — Fair, probably followed by
■ho were Saturday; southeasterly winds;
Wisconsin— Fair, wanner; light to fresh var
iable winds, becoming southeasterly.
The Dakotas — Showers, preceded by fair in
eastern portion; cooler In western portion;
southerly winds.
Montana — Falr t preceded by showers in ex
treme eastern portion; winds becoming north
St. Paul 70 Minnedosa 76
Duluth 62|Winnlpeg 74
Huron 78, Bismarck 80-86
Bismarck 80; Boston 68-82
Williston 82 Buffalo 66-68
Havre 86|Cheyenne 66-68
Helena 88, Chicago 62-64
Edmonton 64,Cincinnatl 72-76
Battleford ' 74 Helena 78-82
Prince Albert 66 ' Montreal 58-66
Calgary ..76. New Orleans 84-90
Medicine Hat 78 j New York 70-76
Swift Current 72 Pittsburg 66-74
Qu'Appelle 58IWinnipeg 74-78
Barometer 30.13, relative humidity 55,
■weather clear, maximum thermometer 72, min
imum thermometer 52, daily range 20, amount
of rainfall or melted snow in last twenty-four
hours 0, thermometer 62, wind S. E.
Gauge Danger Height of
Reading. Line. Water. Change.
St. Paul 14 3.5 —0.3
La Crosse » 3.9 0.0
Davenport 15 3.0 —0.2
St. Louis _ 30 13.8 —0.7
Note — Barometer corrected for temperatura
and elevation. —P. F. Lyons, Observer.
The comparison of which many peo
ple are fond just at presenh between
the existing political situation and that
Just preceding the outbreak of the
Civil war, is justified in as far as it
relates to the general breakup of par
ties, the severance of old ties and the
forming of nw ones. Bcause the dif
ferences of opinions have been most
widely advertised in the Democratic
ranks it does not follow that they are
either most general or most serious
there. The fact is that the whofe po
litical world Is in a state of upheaval,
and the Democratic party has simply,
with its accustomed fearlessness and
honesty, spoken its mind most freely
to the whole world. There is no less
agitation ln the Republican ranks. The
bolt at St. Louis of the delegates from
the extreme Western states was the
signal for a movement of much larger
proportions that is now being pushed
forward with energy and zeal. Not
only are the members of the senatorial
junta acting in their several states,
but the rank and file of the party are
badly demoralized. Free silver Repub
lican clubs are being formed in all
parts of the country, and the party is
going to suffer a very large defection
in the agricultural regions, where it is
useless to talk to the farmer about the
benefits of a protective system, under
which he has had for a generation
to pay high for everything that he
bought and sell his produce in the
cheapest markets of the world.
It might be supposed that the Peo
ple's party, which has been getting al
most everything in sight, would be
happy in the prevalence of this general
row. On the contrary, it is scarcely
better off than the others. The men
who have been in charge of the Pop
ulist movement in the past have very
decided views of their own about the
disposition of the offices. They have
borne the labor and the heat of
the day, and, imagining that they see
a possibility of success, they have no
mind to hand over the honor and
emoluments to any eleventh-hour con
vert. While Democrats are kicking be
cause they say the People's party has
swallowed the Democracy, Populists
are kicking with equal vigor because
they say the Democratic party has
swallowed them. With no more energy
do the sound 'money Democrats pro
test against the nomination of Mr.
Bryan and the adoption of the Chicago
platform than' the "middle of the road"
Populists protest against the indorse
ment by their party of Mr. Bryan and
the substitution of so-called Demo
cratic candidates for those of their
own faith It is evident that there will
be a row at St Louis over the indorse
ment of the Chicago convention quite
as respectable in proportions and ks
serious in results as that precipitated
within the Dem.co^ tic party , tse , f by
the adopi«- on Qf new policies
The plan which shrewd men have hit
upon, and which has been notably ad
vocated and advanced by Mr. Teller,
the ablest of the free silver leaders,
to form a union of the free silverites
of all parties, Republican, Democratic
and Populist, and to carry the country
on a fusion deal, has practical diffi
culties about it. Great among them
is the inherent selfishness of politicians
who do not care to see the fruits of
thoir labors pass into the possession of
others, even though it may be recom
mended to them as the necessary price
paid for the triumph of a principle. The
recent convention in South Dakota
points the moral nicely. Four Demo
crats were named as presidential elec
tors, a bolting Republican for railroad
commissioner, and the rest of the tick
et was fllled with candidates nominally
Popuiists, but really a sort of "go-as
you-please" aspirants for anything ir
sight. Now the uniform teaching o
pontics is that you can work up th
kind of a trade in a political conve.
tlon with great ease, but that you can
not get It ratified by the people. It
takes too many individuals to consum
mate the deal. Just as soon as the
masses of the voters get a blow at a
political trade, which rests upon their
consent, they knock it out on the flrst
round. You can get the support of the
American people for almost any propo
sition that is commended to them on
the ground of straightforward devotion
to principle, however small may seem
to be the following. Tou cannot get
them to fall In with a mob whose os
tensible object is the division of the
public spoils. Already It is apparent
that the fusion scheme intended to ap
ply to all political action in the year
1896 is a source of greater discord than
harmony. Its disintegrating influence
will be more evident with each day
that passes, and will be exhibited in
special force at and after the St. Louis
The effect of the disturbed condi
tions in the financial world is again
apparent in the renewed raid upon the
treasury's gold reserve. It seems
strange enough that this one concrete
fact, standing out before the eyes of
all the people, does not teach them
where the trouble lies. The treasury
is able to keep all the gold that it
wants as long as there is no threat of
action that will make_ the gold dollar
worth more than any other kind of
dollar. The Instant, however, that
conditions appear or threaten to ap
pear which would place a premium
upon gold, ten thousand hands are
reached out to grab at the vanishing
dollar, and the treasury reserve dis
appears like water poured upon the
sands. The -present renewal of with
drawals from the treasury is not a
consequence of any commercial or in
dustrial conditions whatever. The
gold that is being drawn out, like a
large part of that which has been
demanded within the last year, in re
demption of greenbacks is desired for
hoarding. The process of currency
contraction, which the advocates of
free silver affect to deplore, and which
has been in steady progress in this
country during the last three years,
becomes graver and more pronounced
from the moment that free coinage
becomes an actual living issue ln our
politics. For there has been a Con
traction in the media of exchange that
is the source of a large share of all
our industrial misfortunes. It is only to
a small extent a contraction of actual
money. This consists of the gold which
has been withdrawn from actual use,
owing to the belief that it will, later
on, command a handsome profit if the
plans of the silver monometallists
should succeed.
But that Is a mere bagatelle as com
pared with the contraction of our
credit money. The banks of this coun
try alone pass through their clearing
houses every year from $50,000,000,000
to $70,000,000,000 of checks, drafts and
other substitutes for currency. This
is the real circulating medium of the
country; so vast in its amount and so
flexible in Its adaptation to the de
mands of ij?ade that any interference
with it is most; dangerous to the health
of the body politic. What Is the ut
most contraction that can be wrought
in the money of the country which,
all told, amounts to only about $2,000,
--000,000, as compared with the contrac
tion of from $10,000,000,000 to $25,000,
--000,000 ln the circulating paper that
plays the part of money and that re
sponds with the utmost sensitiveness
to confidence and to doubt? It is this
credit money which has been contract
ed and contracting ever since 1893. It
is this movement that is the source of
our deepest troubles, and that can be
remedied only by a return of confi
dence. The dollar of gold which Is
pulled out of the treasury reserve is
a mere nothing in comparison with the
thousands of dollars of credit paper
which that one dollar represents and
can support, but which will not be cir
culated failing the existence of a solid
basis of redemption. Therefore, the
renwal of gold withdrawals from the
treasury, as the result of the greater
prominence given to the silver ques
tion, means more distress growing out
of a further contraction of the vast
volume of circulating medium with
which, and not with the metallic basis,
our business is and must continue to
be done.
The gold reserve, while maintained
under present conditions, is aa infal
lible an indication of the financial con
dition as a barometer is of approach
ing weather changes. The new raid
that has begun means nothing more
or less than that a certain number of
people who have money to invest be
lieve that by putting their capital into
gold dqllars they will get back a com- j
for table premium in the event of a I
free silver victory, and that even the j
agitation of the question may pos- j
sibly bring them a profit within the |
next few month!* It is a diabolical !
speculation upWthe life and &33*\ of
the nation, but it 's a-'
ft „. ** -Jman nature,
alter ail. _-*»_ resentment of the peo
ple be directed, not only against
men who are ready to traffic in the
country's misfortunes, but also against
those who create for them an oppor
The unexpected death of ex-Gov.
William E. Russell, of Massachusetts,
is a blow to the Democratic party and
a loss to the nation. No man of his
age had won greater or worthier dis
tinction in American public life. Be
fore none did there stretch a more
promising future. And we may add,
of the services of none was there a
profounder need. Gov. Russell repre
sented all that is best in the traditions
of historic Democracy. He was the
gentleman and the scholar In politics.
With all the pride of unsullied ances
try, all the fidelity to Democratic prin
ciple that came of ardent and spontan
eous devotion, and all the hatred of
what is mean or forbidden in political
warfare that characterizes an honor
able gentleman, he became a figure in
national politics, .conspicuous because it
s all too rare. I'His1 'His extraordinary pop
larity amonj^pife people, and his ex
ecutive ability when placed in a posi-
tion of responsibility were shown by
his repeated election as governor of
the heavily Republican state of Mas
sachusetts. At no time was there any
honor within the bestowal of his party
there which he could not have
commanded; and he was un
doubtedly the choice of New
England for the presidency. He
would, indeed, have been an almost
ideal candidate. And that he would
at some future day have filled the pres
idential chair, had he lived, was not
only the probable but the expected.
Above all, he had that quality so nec
essary in the times through which we
are passing, and, alas, all too infre
quently exhibited, of unwavering loy
alty to his convictions. He joined the
splendid fight of the minority in the
recent Chicago convention, and be
came there more than ever the idol of
his people. It Is always sad when a
man of such powers and possisbilltles
of usefulness as this is cut off ln his
prime. In this instance, remembering
what need his country had of him and
how grandly he might have answered
it, it is a national misfortune. All
honor to the memory of William E.
Russell; and may his example at least
not be lost upon the young men of the
It was a very petty crime that was
consummated by the assembly last
night in voting to confirm the appoint
ments to the police force made by
Mayor Doran in direct violation of the
city charter. It would have been
thought hardly possible that these men
should so hold themselves up to the
public view as deliberate law-break
ers, for no worthier purpose than to
pay a few political debts by the use
of the public funds. Yet they were not
unwilling to stoop to this infamy, and
a majority of them violated every ob
ligation of office and every sense of
public propriety with an ease and in
difference which shows a curious con
dition of public morals. The case is
not one for argument, any more than
it would be if the assembly were to
vote to make a present of the market
house to some private individual, or to
Issue permits to favored persons to
break all the laws if they wished to
and still enjoy immunity from arrest.
The only question remaining Is the old
and impudent one conveyed by the at
titude of the present city government:
"What are you going to do about it?"
In this connection we shall watch with
a great deal of Interest the course pur
sued by Controller McCardy when the
police pay rolls are sent to him for ap
proval. The names of the Illegally ap
pointed men have, of course, no more
right to be on them than have those
of any other private citizens. Mr. Mc-
Cardy has been a great stickler for the
charter in the past, and has held up
every claim about which there could
be a doubt and some as to which there
was none. It will not be possible for
him to pass this flagrant nullification
of the charter without condemning his
whole past; or to veto it without caus
ing a coolness between friends. There
is a chance for him to demonstrate his
sincerity as guardian of the public in
terest by interposing between the
treasury and those who have, signal
ized their accession to office «by voting,
within two months, to override, a plain
provision of the organic law of the
city, to advance their personal inter
Traffic Arrangement* Completed
With the Great Northern.
Among the distinguished arrivals in St.
Paul last week was a party of Japaneese
gentlemen, representing the Nippon Yusen
Kabusliki Kaislia, which translated means
Japan Mail Steamship company, limited.
A great deal of speculation has been indulged
in from time to time regarding the viait of
these gentlemen here, especially so when
It became known thait their mission was for
the purpose of completing trafTic arrange
ments with the Great Northern railway, and
establish a line of boats between Japan and
Seattle. This company is an offshoot of the
famous Ivra Saki company, one of the
largest and most powerful of the Japan
steamship companies and has been ln ex
istance for the past twenty-five years. It
has at present in operation 62 boats, with 18
now in course of construction.
Each boat has a capacity of 4,000 tons, and
all are engaged in handling mail and pas
senger and freight traffic from Japan to all
parts of Europe. Satisfactory arrangements
having been made with the Great Northern
railway, this company will on or about Aug
ust lo put In service two boats between Japan
and Seattle, to be increased from time to
time as the business will warrant.
That matters have been brought to a suc
cessful Issue was evidenced by a banquet
tendered President Hill and the officers of
the Great Northern railway at the Aber
deen last evening by S. Iwanaga, the general
mMM «* r of company. Among those
present were President Hill, First Vice
en V CioU 3 h ',, Second V,ce President
finley. General Manager Warren, Genera!
Passenger Agent Whitney. Samuel Hill
James W Blabon. Edward Sawyer, F. c'
Ward J. N. Hill, Louis Hill. R. M«iegin«;
the attorney for the company; James Grif
fiths local passenger agent at Seattle, and
K. Kafuka secretary to General Manager
I^f.?^*- » The , ban 9 uet r °om was decorated
with the American and Japanese flags at the
head of the table, and the flags of the Great
Northern Steamship company and the Japan
Mail bteamship company at the foot. Each
guest was presented with a souvenir Japanese
fan with two miniature hand-painted flags
on them being the emblems of the two steam
ship companies. - B^i-
Mr. Iwanaga. acco"_maß*»i iZ *..
secretary and H*" J TT^?„ b^„ hls P rlv * te
Seattle S*A"-i ' >* rl mths, will return to
aU»^'^? r(1 , a L an ?. comt)lete a " the details
"TL^o t f en, l,- of^ c Hne> whlle Mr. Masieglna
leaves for Washington. D. C, to confer with
the United States officials there.
.A K - at^ ! ? ln . the dwe,l,n jf of M. S. Benson,
at 56.-. Rice street, exploded last night at 11
o clock and called out the Are department.
Damage nominal.
mSS 2W* E - Water «- ot Gladstone, from
whom J3OO in money and a note for $1 000
were stolen recently, has signified her inten
tion of offering a reward for the arrest of
her nephew. Harry Austin, of St. Paul who
she suspects of having taken the money.
A small Are In the residence at 1065 lele
hart street called out the flr* department
last evening. The building, owned by Mar
garet Burton, was damaged about Jioo! A.
ramily named Deasarang. who were moving
'?. 10 ,.^ he v. hOUBe h * d their goods damaged
slightly by water. The origin of the Are is
a mystery.
James C. Ruhl, deputy United States mar
shal, and James A. Ryan, a guard, passed
through St. Paul yesterday, having in cus
tody Ung Fong, a Chinaman who is being de
ported to his native country. The prisoner
was arrested in Boston, and left yesterday
afternoon over the Northern Paciflc for the
coast, accompanied by the marshal and guard
Joseph Linberg. eight years old, living at
676 Wells street, will not Jump on street cars
for several days. Last evening the young
ster attempted to steal a ride on a Lafayette
car near Payne avanue. Ht- missed his foot
ing and was thrown to the ground break
ing his right leg. He was taken home in the
patrol wagon, and Dr. Robiliard attended
The final rehearsal was held last night at
the Grand for the performance of "The Bi
cyclers," "in Honor Bound" and "My Turn
Next," which will commence tonight "at 8:15.
Ben Johnson. Walter Hale, Herchel Mayall,
Miss Katherine Everts. Miss Adah Hawkins!
Mljs Sophie Borup, Miss Lewis and Messrs.'
Ichn Miller and Robert Hale will all appear,
and a great dramatic success seems assured.
Comptroller May Refuse to Approve
Payrolls Rearing the Name*
of the Doubtful Oaei,
Six members of the assembly voted
last night to confirm the mayor's ap
pointments to the police force of men
who, under charter, are legally dis
qualified to serve as patrolmen. It was
the opinion of a lawyer who witnessed
the bold proceeding, that these six as
semblymen laid themselves open to
Impeachment proceedings. They have
the satisfaction of knowing, however,
that they abided by the caucus held
the previous day, also fulfilled the
Gl o be's prediction that they would
do the very thing they did.
The performance was reserved last
night for the final feature of the show
bill, the earlier portion of which is
published elsewhere in this issue. It
was ushered in in the guiae of a re
port from the committee on police rec
ommending that all of the appoint
ments reconsidered be confirmed. The
list comprised the following patrolmen
and detectives and other police officers:
W. B. Ryan, promoted from patrol
man to sergeant of police; Joseph
Davis, same; Fred Martin, same; new
appointees to police force, Peter Lind
gren, James Werriek, W. H. Springer,
James Houska, Joseph Markle, Joseph
J. Klima, Ross it. Miller, M. F. Hallo
well, John M. Ahem, August B. Swen
son, John O'Malley, W. W. Smith,
George W. Wells., W. H. Byrnes, Rob
ert A. McCall, Charles O. Gill, Alfred
Goodbout, John A. Shogren and Jacob
Starfleld; Thomas B. Maloney, license
inspector; John Q. Adams, bailiff; John
Harris, jailer; H. H. Gruber, promoted
to detective force; Louis Liverpool* ap
pointed janitor; Phil Pottgetser, pro
moted to a captaincy; D. C. Campbell,
appointed a detective.
Mr. Kirke moved that the report be
adopted as a whole and Mr. Mabon
seconded the m- tion.
But this course was not taken in
consequence of the objection of Mr.
Lewis., who asked that each name be
considered separately, as he wished
to vote affirmatively on some of them,
which he emild not do if all were
passed upon together. Accordingly
each appointment was acted upon
separately. The first three appointees
on the Mat -received a unanimous vote.
The flrst name to occasion a split was
that of John M. Ahem, who served
under Mayor Wright, but was re
moved by Mayor Smith and reap
pointed by the present administration.
In the meantime, just before the
clerk began the roll call on the ap
pointees. President Arosln had called
Vice President Craig to the chair,
while he occupied a chair, on the. floor,
and voted "aye" on every single, ap
When the clerk reached Mr. Lewis'
name on the roll call, in the case of
John M. Ahem,* Mr. Lewis arose and
"I cannot vote to confirm Mr.
Ahern's appointment for the reason
that he was over thirty-live years of
age when appointed a patrolman and
therefore ineligible to fill the position
under the law. Consequently i vote
Assemblyman Thompson and As
semblyman Craig voted likewise, but
Mr. Ahem was nevertheless confirmed
by a vote of six to three. In the other
cases of apointees who were over age
Assemblyman Reardon voted "no,"
but he explained his -affirmative vote
to confirm Ahem with- the statement
that Ahem had previously served on
the force and was therefore simply re
appointed. Consequently Mr. Rear
don did not think ithat the age limit
ought to apply to Mr. t Ahem nor to
John Harris, who was appointed
Messrs. Lewis, Reardon and Thomp
son /voted "aye" <Jh la.ll the appoint
ments save those of the following
men, to whom they Objected because
their age tendered Khem ineligible.
Thomas B. Maloney;- (license inspec
tor), W. W. Smith, Alfred Godbout,
Jacob Stadfield, Charles O. Gill, Ross
R. Miller and D. L.Cariipbell who was
appointed a deteotivei Messrs. Lewis
and Thompson voted against the con
firmation of John Harris, the jailor, for
the same reason^
Mr. Craig voted to confirm all of ths
appointees save Ahem and Maloney,
the license inspector. One more neg
ative vote in the latter case would
have hung up Mr. Maloney's appoint
ment, for he received only five votes,
Messrs. Lewis, Thompson, Reardon and
Craig opposing his confirmation. Mr.
Craig occupying the chair, had the last
I vote. Much to the surprise of-feVerv
body Mr. Craig ..bolted tS"e caucus and
| voted _Jl<v -;iad this been expected,
»-*!J3 result might have been very dif
j ferent, as Assemblyman Daly was
I much averse to voting to confirm Ma
j loney, and might have voted "no" had
I he foreseen how Mr. Craig stood. Some
think, however, that had Mr. Daly
bolted the caucus on Maloney, that Mr.
Craig would have stood by it. Had Mr.
Daly changed his vote just before the
result was announced the situation
would have been embarrassing to Mr
In voting against the confirmation of
■. Detective Campbell, Mr. Lewis said
! that in the opinion of lawyers who had
examined the section of the charter
! containing the age regulation, detec
| tives and other officers -*ere affected by
j the age restriction equally with patrol
| men. Mr. Lewis afterw.ards expressed
the opinion that every : policeman, no
I matter what his rank or office, must
i be under 35 years of age before the
i mayor can legally Appoint him to any
position on the force, i
The assembly adjourned as soon as
the roll had been.ifcalted on all the
foregoing names. Asked to explain his
votes against Maloney -and Ahem, Mr.
Craig said that inasimfph as they were
over age and had not been previously
confirmed he was Apposed to confirm
ing their appointments, but he was
also opposed to voting the con
firmation of those policemen whose ap
pointments the assembly had previous
ly approved, and who had on the
strength of such confirmation already
been to some expense in equipping
themselves with uniforms.
The understanding now is that in
the future the assembly will refuse to
confirm the appointment of any man
unless he Is under the age of 35 when
appointed. In other words, no more
illegal appointments will be permitted
But the question that now arises ir
what will Comptroller McCardy do'
Will he audit the pay rolls of those j
policemen who have been illegally ap
W. C. Saver and Emma Dreher Sur
prise Their Frlenda.
Last night Wm. C. Saver invited a
number of his friends to meet him at
the residence of his mother, Mrs. C. C
bauer, Belvidere avenue and South
Kobert street, to celebrate his birthday
anniversary. Some sixty couples re
sponded to his invitation and were
very much surprised to learn that the
cc ebration instead of being a birthday
celebration was the annual celebration
and anniversary of the wedding of
Mr. Wm. C. Saver and Miss Emma
Dreher daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
John Dreher, of Fillmore avenue The
event occurred a year ago at a well
known town in Wisconsin and the
secret of the event has been oarefully
guarded until the present time. Some
fifty couples were in attendance at last
night a celebration and the Capital City
band discoursed sweet music during
the evening. Mrs. C. C. Saver acted as
hostess, assisted by Miss Clara Saver
and Mrs. Fred Trudeau, sisters of the
newly announced groom. The grounds
of the Saver residence, which stands
high on a bluff at Belvidere avenue and
wouth Robert street, were handsomely
Illuminated with Chinese lanterns Mr
arid Mrs. Saver will leave today fur a
three week's Eastern trip after which
they will be at home to their friends
on the West side. They expects to re
turn about August Ist. Mrs. C. C
Saver has been absent in the East for
several weeks but returned home yes
night s celebration.
Mlnneapoila Society People Visit St.
Panl and Como.
tmt?A i " ter ?, rban ca r, bearing the sign "Char
«STS ?■ P MBed through the city, having
YorETS at J B „ known M th * latest New
l.lh "f , ■. T J° ney Pa rty." The party con
sisted of sixty-flve ladles and gentlemen. Mu
?!LT , f , u / nlshed by an upright piano on the
front platform The car was gaily decorated
with nags and bunting, which, added to "ths
bright costumes of the ladies and white flaa
™V U H l ,t?. d acarlet tle * ot the gentlemen,
made a brilliant effect. The car halted at the
Kyan where a number of vocal and instru
mental numbers were rendered. Amid the
waving of kerchiefs and the strains of the
soldier s Farewell," the car departed for
Como and Harriet.
St. Joseph's bazaar opened last evening at
the grounds, on Dayton and Virginia avenues,
with fully 2,000 people in attendance. The
affair was the most artistic of Its kind given
this season. The tables were arranged with
colored banquet lamps and a wealth of flow
ers, and neatly laid with the snowiest of lin
en. From them were served ice cream, cake
and coffee. Over head hung hunderds of
Chinese lanterns of various shapes and sizes,
and the entire place was brilliantly lighted
with large headlights. Two bands were in
attendance, a string orchestra and a band of
brass pieces. One novel feature of the affair
was a soda water fountain, which did good
business. A contest will go on during the
three evenings of the fair between the friends
of Misses McKillip and Rivoud, the prize to
be a diamond ring. There is also a cake con
test !n full blast. This evening there will be
an Eiffel tower of colored lights on the
grounds and a vocal quartette will be in at
A nicely arranged programme of music and
recitations was given in connection with the
lawn social of Ellsworth Circle last evening
at the home of Mrs. Tuttle on Fourth street.
The lawn in front of the house waa hung
with colored lights, and the tables from which
were served ices and cake were ln charge of
the following women, in white gowns, and
red, white and blue aprons: Mesdames Eld
redge, Twist and Irish, and Misses Dora Mel
berg, Amelia Lightbourn, Almtna Hurd, Car
roll and Estella Swank. The programme was
rendered by Miss E. Swank, Miss Mac Grif
fith. Miss Berna Laphen, Prof, and Mrs. Zum
bach, O. T. Peterson, Henry Dellafleld, Miss
Mary Pteree, L. Nash, Miss Nellie Pusch and
the Misses Kohl.
The concert at the East Presbyterian
church last evening was well attended, and
proved a most pleasant event. Master Guy
Williams, the nine-year-old youth from Du
luth, who does some excellent work on the
banjo, made a decided hit with his playing,
and the children's choir sang nicely. There
were recitations by Elsie Tate, Edna Bur
roughs and Grade Myers, and vocal numbers
by Carrie McEIVoy, Julia Downs, Margary
Griswold, Gladys Cameron, Hannah Jones,
Marion Spates, May Patter and May Din
woody. The boy's choir gave selections. The
entire entertainment was given by children.
Mrs. Leslie Parlin was ln charge.
The fair by the Parish of the Church ot
St. Louis closed last evening after two suc
cessful night's entertainment. The attend
ance was large each evening, and a good sum
raised toward the church treasury. An open
air entertainment was held in connection with
the affair, which was appreciated by those ln
attendance and watched with interest.
St. Paul Commercial college has its codl
menceraent exercises July 29.
A reception to the Sons of Veterans will be
held Thursday evening of next week at the
home of Mrs. D. Swank. 309 South Exchange,
by the Ladles' Aid No. 28.
Miss Bonnie Ransom, of the Aberdeen, gives
a box party at the Grand this evening.
A union picnic of the G. A. R. will be held
Saturday, July 35, at Camp Lincoln, the home
of Mrs. Sameul Bloomer, at Mahtomedi.
Miss Alcott, the popular vocalist, is dan
gerously ill with a disorder of the throat.
Mrs. Jennie Price, of Minneapolis, and Wil
liam Boenk, of St. Paul, were married yester
day morning at the bride's home, 610 Tenth
avenue, south, Minneapolis. Rev. E. S. Van
Ness, of Immanuel Baptist church officiated.
The Young People's Society of Christian En
deavor of Bates avenue church held an ice
cream social last evening on the grounds of
the church. Gay colored Japanese lanterns
were hung from the trees and refreshments
were served by the women of the church from
tables neatly spread on the lawn. There was
a good attendance.
Miss Elsie Nichols entertained a party from
town at luncheon yesterday at her home at
White Bear.
Mrs. E. S. Cook entertained at euchre yes
terday at her home on Falrmount avenue.
Miss Lucia Cutler was the guest of honor
yesterday at a luncheon given by her mother
Mrs. E. H. Cutler, at her home, 360 Summit
The Laurel Cycl* club will take Its regular
-£U»~*.. l 8 evening, leaving the club house on
I Grand avenue at 7:30. Refreshments will be
served on the return to the club house.
Capital City Cycle club has a plan on foot
to give an entertainment for the young women
Who assisted the club at IU lawn fete some
weeks ago.
Miss Grace Morehaus will make one of a
sketching party te Mendota next week. The
party will be composed of young women.
The following boys will form a camping
party to Center City next week: Harry Kerr
Harvey Carr, Arthur Warner and Jay Cran. '
Col. and Mrs. R. F. Hersey are at the sea
shore. "
The engagement of Miss Ruth Stlckney to
Ben Hodge was announced Wednesday night.
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Rowland Dyer have
returned from a trip of the Great Lakes and
are at rpesent the guests of Mrs. M. H. Crit
tenden. Minneapolis, previous to their de
parture for Minnetonka, where they will spend
the remainder of the summer.
Mrs. L. W. Bowers, daughter of Judge Wil
son, of the Aberdeen, arrived In St. Paul yes
terday and with her father leaves today for
a tour of the Great Lakes. They will vist in
Mrs. L. J. Lee. superintendent of the Day
ton avenue Sunday school primary depart
ment, who went to Boston as a delegate to
the International Sunday school convention
returns to SL Paul next week. Mrs. Lee
has since the conventlbn been to her old
home In Northampton. Mass., which she has
not before visited since she was a girl. At
the old homestead resides an uncle of Mrs.
Lee, who Is 90 years old.
Dr. Alex Donald has returned from an ex
tended trip to the Apostle islands, Canada,
Cleveland and Chicago. Mrs. and Miss Don
ald, who accompanied him, are still in Chi
Miss St. Claire, of Detroit. Mich., who
has bpen the guest of her au"*. Mrs. Cran
of Fifth stree , hai gone to Big Timber. Mont ,
for a month's stay.
, Miss Rene Humblrd has recovered from her
recent illness. Miss Kate Humbird is home
from Hudson.
Miss Mabel Gates, of Marshall avenue, is
entertaining Miss Jacobs, of Madison, Wis.
Mrs. John Bidleman. of the Albion, is re
covering from her recent serious illness.
Miss Mabel Lanpher. of Dayton avenue,
-area Saturday for Ten Mile Lake.
A Prominent Fimtre in the Political
Affair* of His State and the
QUEBEC, July 16.— Ex-Gov. Russell
was found dead this morning in his
fishing camp at St. Adelaide, near
Grand Pabos. He passed through
Montreal in the best of health and was
then on his way to the salmon grounds
in Gaspo. Grand Pabos, the nearest
telegraph station to St. Adelaide, is a
little fishing place of only thre hun
dred inhabitants, and there are very
few facilities for getting more explicit
information. -.The people who accom- _|
panted ex-Gov. Russell were his brother
and F. Peabody from Boston. Their
camp was near the Little Pabos river,
where they had been fishing all day
yesterday, when the ex-governor
seemed in the very best of health. The
tent in which they slept was divided
into two compartments, and, as the
ex-governor slept alone, the others
nevef knew that he was dead till late
this morning, when they thought it
was time to wake him. The coroner
has been notified but has not yet ar
William Eustice Russell was born ln
Cambridge on January 6, 1857, within
the shadow of the university from
which he was graduated In 1877. He re
ceived his early training in the public
schools of Cambridge, in which he pre
pared for Harvard college, entering
that Institution in 1873. After his gradu
ation he was admitted to the Suffolk
bar in the April term in 1880, and im
mediately commenced business as a
member of the law firm of C. T. and
T. H. Russell, having the same as
sociation today, with offices on State
Mr. Russell's political affiliations have
always been Democratic. In 1881 he be
came a candidate and was elected a
member of the Cambridge common
council and two years later became a
member of the upper branch of the city
governments. In 1886, Mr. Russell was
elected mayor of Cambridge by a large
majority. He held the reins of govern
ment in the mayor's chair for three
Mr. Russell was married to Miss
Margaret Swan, daughter of the late
Rev. Joshua Swan, formerly of Cam
bridge on June 3, 1885. They had three
children, two sons and one daughter.
In 1888 Mr. Russell was nominated for
governor and while he was defeated by
Gov. Ames, he polled nearly 1,000 votes
mere than were east for Mr. Cleveland
for president He worked incessantly,
making the tariff and Mr. Cleveland's
record the leading topics of his spee
ches. He was nominated again in 1889
and was elected over Mr. Brackett by
a plurality of 8,000. In 1892, the presi
dential year, he defeated Wm. H. Halle
by a plurality of 2,500 votes, while Ben
jamin Harrison carried the state by
a plurality of 30,000. He retired from
office at the end of his fjiiird terrH and
resumed the practice of l^r.
By the Sad New* Sent to Mrs. Ruh
Mass., July 16.— The family of ex-Gov.
Russell, including Mrs. Russell and the
three children, Wm. Eustice, Jr., Rioh
ard Manning and Margaret, who are
spending the summer ln a cotage over
looking the bay, were in ignorance of
the cloud of sadness overhanging
them, until a telegram from Col. R. E.
Russell was received announcing the
death of Mr. Russell. Apparently daz
ed at first, Mrs. Russell, as the signif
icance of the sad news grew upon her,
seemed to bearing up well. Ex-Gov. -
Russell's brother, Joseph 8., arrived
about an hour later and was imme
diately closeted with the widow and
children. Profound grief at the news
is expressed on every side here, where
the ex-governor was one of the most
popular and active of the many sum
mer residents.
He left his family here on Monday
for his pleasure trip to Quebec, accom
panied by his brother, Col. H. E. Rus
sell and Francis Peabody, Jr. At that
time he was apparently in perfect phys
ical condition, excepting that he was
somewhat fatigued after his active and
onerous work at the Chicago conven
Mrs. Russell this morning visited the
Essex County club, of which organiz
ation the ex-governor enthu
siastic and much respectqdßMfttr and
when the news arrlved^SW^pfijbre
paring to take her childnpißc«an^lr*liib,
where the usual children's entertain
ment was to be given tht»nrfternoon.
When the news of the death was an
nounced at the club, a shadow was
thrown over the tennis tournament and
the entertainment.
Telegrams from all sections of the
country expressing condolences are
pouring in. Mrs. Russell, mother of
the dead statesman, is at Crawford's
Notch, in the White Mountains and
Mrs. Russell's mother is at her home in
It Was Received nt Flrat Willi Ab
soluts Incredulity.
BOSTON, Mass., July 16.— The flrst
news of ex-Gov. Russell's death was
received with almost absolute incred
ulity on the streets of this city. Even
members of the law firm with which
he was associated refused to look upon
the matter seriously when asked if they
were able to verify the rumor. It was
not until after the press wires had
been busy for some time, that verifi
cation of the sad news was obtained
and there was no further hope that the
story was unfounded. The most that
could be learned here, until late this
afternoon, was contained in the follow
ing telegram to Joseph B. Russel,
brother of the ex-governor, signed by
Col. Harry E. Russell:
Will found dead in bed this morn
ing. Death painless. Probably heart
disease. Start for Boston at once.
Mr. Russell was in Canada by Invita
tion of R. P. Dutton, of Boston, for the
purpose of rest.
Deplored by Bryan.
KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 16.— Just be-
fare his train left Sedalia, Mr. Bryan received
a' telegram announcing the sudden death of
Ex-Gov. Russell. Both Mr. and Mrs. Bryan
were greatly shocked at the news and at
once indited the following telegram:
Mrs. W. B. Kussell. Cambridge, Mass.
I have Just learned of the sudden death ot
Gov. Russell, and hasten to express to you
my profound sympathy. Your husband's
friends were legion and they all share your
sorrow. — W. J. Bryan.
It Was the Canse of Gov. Rmsell'a
MONTREAL. July 16.— A special tonight
from Campbellton, N. 8., says: Ex-Gov. Rus
sell's body will leave Little Pabos tomorrow
morning by steamer Admiral, which will
make a special trip early ln the morning,
and will bring the body to Dalhousle.
The facts concerning the death of Mr. Rus
sell are extremely brief. After the excite
ment bf the Chicago convention Mr. Russell
was attracted to the picturesque Gaepe coast
by the famous salmon fishing of the Grand
Paboe. Mr. Russell's companions were early
astir for the fishing this morning, but when
the ex-governor was called he gave no re
sponse, and on approaching his couch the
friends were horrified to discover that he
was dead.
At a late hour tonight the coroner's jury
returned to St. Adelaide de Pabos from the
camp. The doctor aud coroner decided that
heart disease was the cause of death. The
remains were conveyed to the village to
night to await the arrival of the steamer Ad*
mi ral tomorrow morning.
Resolutions of Regret.
BOSTON, MASS., July 16.— The executlvs
committee of the Young Men's Democratio
club of this city held a special meeting this
afternoon and passed a resolution deploring
the death of Kx-Gov. Russell.
Col. Jones and Party Return from a
Tour of Inspection.
Col. W. A. Jones, United States en
gineer in charge of the reservoir sys
tem of the upper Mississippi river,
has returned to St. Paul after an ex
tensive tour of inspection of the gov
ernment works at Leech lake and Wln
nebegoshish. Col. Jones was accom
panied on his trip by Ex-Senator
Washburn, Congressman Loren
Fletcfoer, Stanley Washburn and Wil
liam De la Barre, of Minneapols; and
Dr. Perry Millard aid John L. Esta
brook, of St. Paul. All of the party
expressed themselves as having en-
Jeyed <?ne-of the most interesting of
trips and highly complimented Col.
Jones on the progress and charaoter
of the work accomplished on the north
western water ways during the present
season. Col. Jones, from the stand
point of an expert. Is also much grati
fied w*th the season's achievement*
and appreciates the commendation of
the inspectors.
Jnda;e Kelly Honored.
Judge Kelly has been chosen delegate at
large by the Irish National Federation of
America to represent the United States at
the Irish race convention, which will be held
in Dublin Sept. 1. Judge Kelly fully appre
ciates the honor which the confederation
conferred upon him in selecting him delegate
at large, but as the fall term ot the dlstrlot
court will open about the time of the con
vention and Judge Kerr will, ln all probabil
ity, not be strong enough to resume his du
ties, it is likely that be will be unable to ao.
cept the appointment.
Owl Cluh rase.
The case against C. J. McDermott and Andy
Callahan, charged with selling liquors at ths
rooms of the "Owl club," 410 Wabasha str«et.
was called In the police court yesterday and
continued to July 21. The defendants put up
$XX) each for their appearance on that date.
The pol-.ce say that the evidence against the
club room was secured by Patrolmen Gill and
Markie who, accompanied by a hack driver
visited the rooms Tuesday night. '
Fire was discovered by Patrolman Rasmus
sen in the basement of the St. Paul Roofin*
and Cornice works at 11 o'clock last night
The department responded quickly to as
alarm, and the blaze was extinguished befors
any great damage was done. The fire started
ln the paint shop, and the loss on building
and stock Is estimated at J1.200, covered br

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