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TEE PgILY GLOBE [s Tubl'sheeTevery day AT NEWSPAPER ROW, COR. FOURTH AND MINNESOTA ST*. SUBSCRIPTION RATES. Payable in Advance. Daily and Sunday, per Month .50 Daily and Sunday, Six Months - $2.75 Daily and Sunday, One Veur - $5.00 Daily Only, per Moul.h - - - ' 4O Daily Only, Six Months - - - 9-.-0 Daily Only, One Year. - - - - $4.00 Sunday Only, One Year - - - ?1.50 Weekly, One Year ------ ?I°° Address all communications and make all remittances payable to THE GLOBE CO.. St. Paul, Minn. Complete flies of the Globe always kept on hand for reference. TODAY'S WEATHER. WASHINGTON, Sept. for Sat urday: "Minnesota- Severe thunder star m cooler; southwesterly winds, shifting to D Tvur'onsm-Fair. except showers in extreme northern portion; warmer in eastern portion Saturday; cooler Sunday morning; south- Oakata - Showers; much cooler; northwesterly winds. South Dakota— Fair, except showers in ex treme northern portions; much cooler; south westerly winds, becoming northwesterly. lowa -Generally fair; southerly winds, shifting to northwesterly, and coo.er Satur da \lon tana-Fair; slowly rising temperature; southerly winds. GENERAL OBSERVATIONS. United States Department of Agriculture Weatber Bureau. Washington, Sept. J. *>••»» i, m Local Time, 3 p. m. 75th Meridian Time. -Observations taken at the same mo ment of time at all stations. TEMPERATURES. Place. Tern. Place. Tern. gt Paul M Minnedosa 82 Duluth iW Winnipeg 84 Huron 9 1 '! ~TZ7> Bismarck DO; Buffalo 60-70 Williston 84|Boston 60-6b Havre 58 Cheyenne 78-S2 Helena 52 Chicago 70-70 Edmonton 4- Cincinnati <4-su Battleford 62 Montreal 56-64 Calgary 54 New Orleans 82-94 Medicine Hat 54 New York 66-70 Swift Current 56 Pittsburg .0-74 Qu'Appelle 64 Winnipeg 84-92 DAILY MEANS. Barometer, 30.04; mean temperature. 78; relative humidity. 78; wind at 8 p. m., south; Weather, clear; maximum temperature, 90; minimum temperature. 65; daily range, 25; amount of precipitation in last twenty-four hours, 0. RIVER AT 8 A. M. Danger Gauge Change in Stations. Line. Reading. 24 Hours. Bt. Paul 14 4.6 *0.1 La Crosse 10 4.2 0.0. Davenport 15 3.8 *0.4 Pt. Louis 30 0.2 *0.3 •Rise. Note— Barometer corrected for temperature and elevation. —P. F. Lyons, Observer. PRACTICAL ADVICE TO FARMERS. Men at a distance are wont to gibe Ct the annual meeting of the Farmers' congress as an assemblage of men v/ho are not all of them tillers of the soil and who listen to addresses that more frequently squint toward politics than toward methods of agriculture. One needs to be brought into closer contact with one of these gatherings, as the people of St. Paul have been this week, and to hear them address ed in the spirit and with the intelli gence of those who spoke to them in St. Paul, in order to appreciate the full value of such association and such enlightenment. Indeed, if we may- Judge by results, the meeting this year was the most interesting and inform ing in the whole history of the organiz ation. It is hoped and believed that from this will date a new period in the life and work of the Farmers' con grtss, and a more earnest and single devotion to the facts and laws that lie lit the foundation of success in this as in other departments of industry. Looking over the various papers read and speeches delivered before the association this week, one is impressed with their variety and excellence. They bear the air of real sincerity and of practical worth. They are, for the most part, free from the air of theory and speculation. They do not deal with imaginary grievances and laud speculative remedies. They come right down to the plain facts of life and work on the farm, and they show that success there as everywhere else de pends on industry, economy and obe djence to the laws of life and of trade. He who speaks to the farmer in this vein, at a time when the politicians have been filling his head with wild theories and with the notion that pros perity can be legislated into his life, deserves well of him and of the coun try. While all of the addresses were prac tical and many of them valuable, the members present attached espe cial value to that delivered by Mr. J. J. Hill, and a study of it shows that it deserves the attention and the praise that they bestowed upon it. Nothing could be more helpful to the farmers of the nation than to take to heart the words of a man who, having boen himself rarely successful, points out to them the only road by which success can be reached. Mr. Hill set j their minds at work in the right di rection at the outset by telling his au dience that he had yet to discover any legislation by which the farmers' mar kets had been extended and increased. This is true, and it is a wonderful thing when you come to think of it. As far as law-making can help the farmer at all. it must help him by widening and improving the market for his produce. All our trade enact m< nts point in the opposite direction. They are restrictive in their nature; and the farmer, the most numerous of all the voters, the one whose favor is courted and whose support solicited a€ every election, has never yet been the beneficiary of the national legis lature. It makes fun of him with a tariff on articles exported, and mocks him with a bounty on beet sugar; but it has never enabled him to sell an other bushel of grain or pound of beef or pork. Even the reciprocity agree ments, so much vaunted, were a los ing game for him; since, if the cost l>e calculated, it will be found that we guvc> up more revenue in the exchange than would have purchased twice over the entire product that was the sub ject of the supposititious benefit. Legislation has not, wiil not, tan- not afford the farmer any particular benefit; because legislation has no creative power. It can restrict ac tivity. It can take from ope man and give to another. It cannot make two blades of grass or two grains of wheat grow where one grew before. Neither can it make a demand for two pounds of breadstuffs or provisions where there was a demand for but one before. At least it never has done so in the his tory of this country; and until it is demonstrated that it will or is likely to. it is clear that the farmer who puts his trust in the efficacy of legislative enactments is following the road that leads to poverty, mortgages and Pop ulism. Prosperity comes not by arti ficial, but by natural channel The man who succeeds is the man who, by mastering the details and condi tions of his own business and by in dustry and frugality is able to make it pay. This is just as true of farm ing as it is of commerce or of railroad ing, and there is no other law under the sun whereby men may grow rich. The truth is well illustrated by the great work in which Mr. Hill has re cently been engaged. He believed that a market could be opened in Asia for the wheat product of the Pacific slope, that would help to relieve the market and restore prices. He sent a man to th< Orient to study the problem and its conditions, and today the surplus of tho West is turning across the Pacific instead of toward Liverpool. When we consider the possibilities of develop ment of this trade, its importance can scarcely be exaggerated. Yet no con gress would ever have dreamed of the idea or cared to follow it out. The suggestions made from time to time in the consular reports for the extension of American trade find no response from members of congress, busy with their schemes for the advancement of political interests. The farmer must be his own aiiviser and assistant; and the sooner he learns to look away from legislation as a help, the sooner will his fortunes mend. These are but a few of the ideas contained in an address that bristles with thought-provoking topics. It is the small economy that tells, said Mr. Hill. A saving of 1 cent in the cost of transporting a ton of freight ten miles would pay the entire dividend of the Great Northern railroad system. A more intelligent care in the raising and fattening of live stock would be millions in the pocket of the farmer. The building of granaries in which to store grain, so that the whole product would not be thrown upon the market at once to break prices, would add mil lions more to his receipts. A thorough study of the best methods of agricul ture as practiced in our agricultural colleges would pay big cash returns. Stop fooling with politicians. Culti vate peace and friendliness and a wider trade with all mankind. Study farming as other men study their pro fessions. Use only improved methods, and tal^e care of all the economies. These are the maxims set forth by Mr. Hill with forceful argument and co gent application; and there is no bet ter gospel for the farmers of the land to follow. FALSE AND INSULTING. While there are differences of opin ion concerning the decision reached by the capitol commission, it remains for the Minneapolis Tribune, exhibiting a spirit which we had hoped was either dead or forever discredited, to heap falsehood and insult upon the mem bers of that honorable body and upon the city of St. Paul. In an article on titled "St. Paul's Selfish Triumph," it attributes the choice of marble for the facing of the new capitol building to the wicked machinations of this town. "What St. Paul wants," it says, "is a beautiful building to set off that city." Were this true we do not know that it would be a particularly heinous crime. A beautiful building, that would set off this city and make its people proud, will certainly be also an orna ment and a credit to the state. The fact, not unknown to the Tribune, is that the position of the newspapers and the people of St. Paul on thig question has been precisely the posi tion of all the rest of the state. The Globe, for one, stood unhesitatingly from the beginning for the use of Min nesota material. It has never changed nor pretended to change its opinion, but acquiesced in the decision of the commission for the reasons that it gave. It is not, however, inclined to mourn the possession by the state of a magnificent and attractive capitol building. It is unable to understand, even in a mean and sordid mind, the spirit of the Tribune, which seems to be dominated by the idea that it would be better for the state to be housed in an ugly building made of unsuitable material than it would be for a su ! perior structure to be added to the at tractions of St. Paul. The worst of the Tribune's offending is yet to come. It says: "There is reason to believe that a clique in St. Paul predetermined the use of outside material in the building long ago." It asserts that the capitol commission was controlled by St. Paul, and that | it was "compelled to compromise" in : its decision. We do not regard this slur as worthy of any extended notice, but it should be called to the attention of the public, that it may receive from them the contempt that it deserves. It embodies a willful, conscious and de liberate falsehood. The members of the capitol commission have had a task, arduous beyond ordinary comprehen sion in arranging the details of capitol construction. Leading citizens of Min nesota have given freely their time and their effort to this work, and they have performed the duty imposed upon them by the state with singular fidel ity and freedom from outside in fluence. The commission has been "controlled by St. Paul" precisely as much :\s it has been "controlled by Minneapolis," and r.o more. Each city has one representative on that body, ' and both of them had throughout, we THE SAINT PAUL G1,03 3 SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 1897. believe, an eye single to the interest of the state and of its people. St. Paul obtains, from the conclusion reached, absolutely no advantage that would not have followed the use of any other material instead of that selected. It is jealousy of the posses sion by this city of the state capitol that inspires the comments of the Tribune; and. while we can under stand, possibly, the sway of this ignoble feeling over a petty mind, we cannot understand how it could lead to an accusation so unworthy and so false. All the answer that need be made to the article in the Minneapolis Tribune is to point to the fact that, in all the final deliberations and bal lotings, Commissioner De Laittre voteel steadily for the use of Georgia marble. His vote determined the selection of the material, and without it the choice agreed upon could not have been made. In the face of this pertinent fact, the charge of the Tribune ap pears as impudent as it is vicious and vile. AN OVERWORKED SCARECROW. We noted some time ago the inge nuity of the patrons of various jingo schemes in substituting Japan for Eng land as the bugaboo with which to scare into conniption fits the ignorant element among our own people. A year or two ago, whenever it was thought desirable to frighten this country into •the adoption of some unwise and un justifiable policy, it was Great Britain that was held up before our affrighted eyes as the monstrous ogre that was about to devour everything in sight, unless the United States should grab it first. It was English aggression in. the Sandwich islands that was made the pretext fo% our unwarranted interfer ence there. We were told that this group in the Pacific was absolutely es sential to the completion of England's circle of power about the globe, and that nothing but the annexation of Ha waii by the United States could stop it. That theory was exploded by the frank admission of the political leaders of England that they did not care what steps the United States might take; and that, in fact, they were inclined to rec ognize the predominance of American interests in the Sandwich group. For years the main support of the Nicaragua canal jobbers has been the threat that, if we did not build a canal, England would. Time and again we have been told that English syndicates, backed by the government itself, were ready to step in and buy up the canal concession and plant the British lion firmly upon the isthmus route. While jealousy and hatred of Great Britain were powerful implements with which to work upon American prejudice, this scheme did fairly well. Neither the canal steal nor the annexation fraud would ever have male such headway but for the plea behind them that their principal design was to frustrate the wicked plans of Great Britain. This scarecrow, like others of its kind, grew after a while so bedraggled and tattered, through exposure to many storms, that it lost its ef fect upon jealous minds. Es pecially was this true after we had been taught, by the position of Great Britain in the Venezuelan affair and on the general arbitration treaty, that she was not seeking to humble the dignity and diminish the power of the United States, but was ready to join hands with us in establishing a world-wide su premacy of the Anglo-Saxon race. Af ter an English premier had conceded the wide extension and emphatic appli cation of the Monroe doctrine made by President Cleveland and Secretary Ol ney, and after her foreign office had gone to the limit of liberality in agree ing to a general arbitration treaty which our senate mutilated and reject ed, England ceased to be available cs a bugaboo. A bugaboo, however, the jingo must have. Were his plans for involving the United States in foreign complications and injudicious expendi tures of money outside of this country left to stand on their own merits, they would not have a show of success. They depend absolutely upon an appeal to international hatred and a frenzied fear that some other nation may get ahead of us in doing an unwise thing. The only available substitute for the British lion and the Cobden club ap peared to be trie little island empire recently come into prominence by its triumph over China. We may consider that it has been now elected formally to the position of scarecrow plenipoten tiary and bugaboo extraordinary to the United States. It is Japan that is going to seize the Hawaiian islands if we do not steal them, and it is going to construct the Nicaragua canal if we turn the jobbers down. It was a godsend to the jingoes that a misunderstanding arose be tween the Japanese and the Ha waiian governments concerning the exclusion from the Sandwich islands of emigrants from Japan. These became first a source of local difficulty, and then the foundation of a protest by Japan against the Hawaiian annexation treaty. The Japanese do not care a rap whether the United States absorbs Hawaii or not. They do object to bringing the islands in under arrangements which would place citizens of Japan, domi ciled in the Hawaiian islands, under the stringent laws of the United States relating to Asiatic emigration. The circumstance served just as well the purpose of the jingoes as if it had been the remonstrance against annexation itself which they pretended it was. Forthwith they raised a clamor that, unless we annexed Hawaii without a moment's delay, it would become a part of the empire of Japan. It was that argument that was relied upon to force the treaty through, and it will be amplified and extended next winter, when the corrupt prcpesition is to have its final hearing. The analogy is made perfectly com plete by the later announcement that Japan is trying to obtain rights to build a canal through Nicaragua. This discloses the whole purpose of the fan tasy which is to make that coun try the national scarecrow. It goes without saying, to a man of average intelligence, that Japan has just about as much idea of either constructing or controlling a canal in Nicaragua as the United States has of cutting one across Corea. The rumor is made out of whole cloth to fit the purposes of those who will never relinquish their scheme to bilk the people of ''this country out of a good many million dollars. The dodge is too flimsy to deceive anybody, but it ought to throw a flood of light upon the character and motives of our American filibusters. When they find it necessary to, overwork a scarecrow,. as they have both Great Britain and Japan, it ought to be evident that they themselves are neither honest nor sin cere. It would be,.a good thing for the American people to drop the scarecrow business and ■*■■ aH the filibustering schemes that go with it into oblivion, and to attend strictly for some time to come to the ample occupation sup plied by a proper care of their own business affairs. "GET UNDERSTANDING." Party exigency never requires the suppres sion of truth, or at least it never ought to require it. The record of the Republican party speaks, for itself. We do not attribute the high price of wheat to the election of President McKinley. The scarcity of wheat in other countries is the cause. Wheat, like everything else, is regulated by the law of supply and demand. But the fact that the money you receive is worth a hundred cents on the dollar, you owe to the Republican party. Their patriotism, in raving you from a depreciated currency, adds stability to the more favorable business conditions.— Howard Lake Herald. Good. May you ever speak the truth as you see it, regardless of the exi gencies of party, an!* may capacity to j see the truth increase in you. When it | shall have expanded more, you will not say that the price of "everything else" is regulated by the law of supply and demand in this country. You will per- J ceive that the Dingley act was passed to prevent the operation of that law in this country on every article in its schedules. Is the present price of lum ber, coal, sugar, glass, wool clothing regulated by that law? Then, when truth abides more with j you, you will hardly assert we owe it to the Republican party that money is worth par, but you will admit that it is in spite of it, for history will tell you and truth will make you say that every monetary act of your party since 1862 has tended towards making a money worth less than 100 cents on a dollar. Democratic skirts are not clean of these heresies, it is true, but it was . a Democratic president that forced the repeal of the latest act of Republican monetary folly, that brought on the panic of 1893 and was sending the cur rency headlong to a silver, or, worse, a paper basis. It is to President Cleve land that the country owes it that we are not today with a Mexicanized cur rency, as it is also due, later, to Dem ocrats who refused to be led into that financial morass. The St. Paul Globe takes Lieut. Col. Saylor, the publisher of the Howard Lake Herald, to task far printing free trade edi torials, it having supported McKinley and pro tection. The Globe should be informed that Mr. Saylor has nothing to do with the editorial columns of the Herald, and as they are edited by a free trade; sound money Dem- j ocrat. its editorials are perfectly consistent with the writer thereof. Lieut. Col, Saylor, now that he is drawing a living i salary from the Republican administration, is perfectly willing that the administration should go to the devil, and if his hired man, Tanner, | can send it there he'll not object. — Monticello Times. There Is that in the foregoing that seems j to us to betray a feeling of envy of the fortunate Saylor, who has moored his bark in the Snug harbor of the adjutant general's office, whose salary looms up in a grandeur that dwarfs the mere $5 a day and perquisites of a state senator. We fail, other wise, to comprehend how Col. Saylor can have "nothing to do" with the editorials his "hired man" writes. m "Come off," you old sorehead, wasn't Mc- Kinley elected, and didn't you vote for him? Ain't wheat a dollar a bushel, and can't a poor old farmer pay five dollars for a pair of shoes if he wants to, and ain't you glad of it? What are you giving us?— Still water Ga zette. _ Yes, McKinley was elected. No, we didn't vote for him; that sin does not burden our conscience. Yes, wheat is bobbing around a dollar. A "poor" old farmer can pay $5 for a pair of shoes if he wants to, but he will be |2 richer if he sticks to the ?3 shoes. We are glad wheat is a dollar, and we are not glad that McKinley was elected, and we are sorry to see the Gazette even intimating that wheat is a dollar because Mc- Kinley was elected. Leave that kind of talk to the frauds and the chumps. That's what we are giving you. — — -^^— It is claimed that the potato crop through out the country is rather short and that prices will be good.— Wells Advocate. And it is "claimed"' that prices will be good because Dingley added ten cents a^ bushel to the tariff on potatoes. You are not onto your job as a tarifflte in ascribing good prices to short crops. The poor farm comes to the front with No. 1 northern wheat, this year. This beats No. 3 and rejected, as a whole lot is going.— i Wahpeton Times. If the poor farm produces No. 1, what do you call the farms that produce No. 3 and re jected? . * This country is suffering from an overpro duction of politicians and an underproduction of statesmen. In fact the American states man is a thing of the past. Blaiue was the last.— Madison Independent Press. Blame appears *o some eyes to be a states man because he stands at the vanishing point of statesmen and the dawn of the politician. WILL SEE THE FAIR. Visiting Merchants Will See tlie Big Show. As was expected, the third of the j Merchants' excursions to St. Paul, in augurated by the Jobbers' union, brought comparatively few visitors, j ! owing to the ttear proximity of fair ' | week, but still, a considerable delega- \ i tion from various points in the North- i ] west, arrived' yesterday and the day! I before and registered at Secretary j j Beck's office. .Most of them will re- j I main over to see the fair. This third excursion was gotten up ! rather hastily. The Chicago jobbers, forseeing thai the merchants all ! over the Northwest would come to St. J Paul during the fair, secured a change j in their dates of from the 6th to the I Bth, to September* 2-10, in order to "head-off" this cdfnpetition. And the Twin City job%ers?simply "went them one better." "Smith" Was Whipped. There was a lively fight in Frank Price's bicycle store at Fourth and St. Peter streets, Thursday evening, in which a well-known man who was arrested under the alias of John Smith, was severely punished. Price was also taken into custody, and yesterday both were charged in the police court with disorderly conduct. "Smith" forfeited $15 bail, and when Price explained to the court that he had acted in self-defense, he was dis charged. The man named "Smith" was whipped to a starry finish. STRIKER IS fIUTE I MTED STATES DISTRICT ATTOR NEY SAYS LITTLE ABOUT THE PROPOSED PROSECUTIONS OF TWIN CITY RAILROAD MEN. SAYS THE INVESTIGATION WILL NOT BE CONFINED TO FLOUR SHIPMENTS. FIFTY SUBPOENAS ARE ISSUED. J. J. Marehand's Preliminary Work; It Is Reported Has Been Com prehensive and TnotrougU. United States District Attorney E. C. Stringer was seen yesterday by a re porter for the Globe, but refused to be interviewed on the matter of the proposed prosecution of shippers and railroads accused of violating the inter state commerce law. He said he wus placed In a very delicate position in the matter, and it would not be proper or right for him to give out anything before the matter was brought before the United States grand jury, which convenes Tuesday. He did say, how ever, that the investigation would be a very thorough one and that it would in clude othertlines of freight business than flour shipments; also that Special At torney Marchand had been in St. Paul several days investigating the matter, and that a number of subpoenas had been issued out of his (Stringer's) of fice, summoning shippers to appear be fore the grand jury, but how many he would not state, nor would he enter into the details of any charges made. If indictments are brought in, and Mr. Stringer seemed to think there would be, although he didn't say so, the cases will be tried before Judge Lochren. Whether the prosecution will be conducted by himself or Mr. Mar chand has not yet been decided, "but," he continued, "Mr. Marchand repre sents the interstate commerce commis sion," which might mean to indicate that he will play a prominent part in the prosecution. "I can say this much," added Mr. Stringer, "that the conviction of the offenders is punishable by fine or im prisonment, or both. When the law was passed the railroads fought hard against the imprisonment clause, but it was adopted nevertheless. "Really I would like to tell you more about the matter, but my hands are tied. You will hear something about it next week, though." When it became noised around yes terday in railroad and commercial cir cles how thoroughly Special United States Attorney J. J. Marchand had gone about the preliminary work in the matter of the proposed prosecution it caused a good deal of surprise. Mr. Marchand, who has been in the Twin Cities before, has lately come here, and although he has undoubtedly been col lecting data with which to fortify the case of the commission, he has worked so quietly as not to have excited any great amount of comment. While it is true that some of the railroad men knew of his presence, and had an in timation of the nature of his mission, it was not supposed that his investi gation would be as far reaching and comprehensive as the developments yesterday would seem to indicate. That his purpose was to get after the people who have been accepting freight business at less than published tariffs, seems to have been to some extent understood, but it was not suspected that the sensational developments which now are imminent, would be made at this time. It is hinted that the organization of the several freight bureaus since the famous supreme court decision in the Brown case, will come in for some part of Mr. Marchand's attention, in addi tion to the matter of shaved rates, al though, this could not be definitely learned yesterday. Certain it is that not less than fifty subpoenas have been issued from the office of United States Marshal O'Connor, and of these a majority went to Minneapolis. The list practically includes all the railroad contracting frieght agents in the two cities, as well as some of the shippers. The flour shippers, who, it j is claimed, have been responsible through their organization in securing low rates on their merchandise, are in cluded in the batch. While most of the freight men denied any knowledge of the matter, it was discovered that a number of them had received the lit tle notices. An effort was made in several instances to avoid the service, but it was no go, and every one was found. The information sought in this manner will be laid before the federal grand jury when it sits next week. What the shippers fear, it is said, is that in case of a cut rate where there is a violation of the inter-state com merce act, their culpability is equal to that of the road making the rate. They are afraid that the attention of the commission is not to be confine-l entirely to the railroads. They can already see, they believe, the policy which will be used in summoning them before the grand jury, and setting off their testimony against that of the railroads. Judge Lochren will preside over the se&sion of the federal district court, j One attorney, who has been retained j by some of those interested, comment- , ed upon the peculiarity of the pro cedure. He pointed out that the sub poenas are rendered returnable to the court and not to the judge personally, which fact amounts to making it a federal grand jury. The federal grand jury sits Sept. 7, but the subpoenas are dated for Sept. 9 and 10. Violations of the interstate commerce act are misdemeanors, sub ject to a fine, not to exceed $5,000 for each offense. But where the offense i? "an unlawful discrimination in rates, fares or charges for the trans portation of passengers or property, such person shall, in addition to the fine hereinbefore provided for, be liable to imprisonment in the penitentiary for a term cf not exceeding two years, or both, such fine and imprisonment, in the discretion of the court." As is well known, the act requires tariffs to be published by the railroad companies and filed with the inter slate commerce commission, giving rates of passenger fare and freight rates between all points, and the roads are forbidden "by any special rate, rebate, drawback, or other device, to charge, demand, collect or receive from any person or persons a greater or less compensation for any service ren dered or to be rendered, in the trans portation of passengers or property than it charges, demands, collects or receives from any other person or per sons for a like and contemporaneous service." WHICH OP THEM OWHS IT? Boniface and a Laundress Disagree as to Linen. Kate Brennan, a rather prepossess ing young woman, formerly employed as a laundress at the Colonade, was a prisoner in the police court yester day, on the charge of larceny. The c, ni plaint against Miss Brennan was signed by J. B. Geldrich, the young woman's former employer, who accus ed her of the theft of several sheets, towels and pillow cases of a value erf $5 Miss Brennan indignantly denied the theft and testified on the witness stand that the property belonged to her personal effects, partly brought from her home in Winona and partly purchased since her arrival in St. Paul a year ago. She said she always fur nished her own bed clothing and towels wherever she worked. She was preparing to leave the Colonade yes terday, she said, when Mr. Geldrich took her property from her trunk and claimed that it belonged to him. Sev eral witnessef for the prosecution thought the alleged stolen property or some of it at ieast, belonged to the Cclonade, and Mr. Geldrich was cer tain of this fact. The court took the matter under consideration, continuing the case until today. DID NOT HEAR THE TRAIN. Emil Martinson i s Instantly Killed Near Elevator B. Emil Martinson, the twelve-year-old son of Nicholas Martinson, a laborer living at 284 Burgess street, was in stantly killed by a Great Northern passenger train yesterday afternoon. The accident occurred at a paint where Gaultier street crosses the railroad tracks, near Elevator B, while the b.^y was watching the construction of a sewer «upon which his older brother was engaged with a crew of laborers. He evidently failed to see the ap proaching train and was so intent upon the operations of the workmen that he likewise did not hear several warning blasts of the whistle as the engine bore down upon him. He was struck by the pilot and hurled twenty feet into the excavation. When those who had witnessed the accident ran to his side, the youth was dead. His head was badly cut and the skull evi dently fractured, while Dr. Leavitt, who was hurriedly summoned, was of the opinion that the body had been severely crushed. The accident happened about 1:30 o'clock. The dead boy's father is in Montana and as his mother was away from home yesterday it is thought he concluded to visit his brother at his place of employment and walked down Gaultier street and across the railroad tracks. The lad had hardly reached his destination when passenger train No. 4, due in St. Paul at 1:45 o'clock, sped toward him from Minneapolis. He had taken a position in the center of the track upon which the train was approaching, facing the opposite di rection, however, and failed to see it. From the story of several persons near the scene of the accident, nevertheless, it would seem that the engineer saw the boy, but either did not have time to bring the train to a standstill or thought the youth must surely hear his whistle of danger and seek a place of safety as it Is said that the whistle was blown several times while the train was fully 150 feet away. Be this as it may the train rushed upon the boy and hurled him into eternity with out the slightest apparent suspicion of danger in his mind as he made no movement to escape. After the acci dent the train, it is said, did not stop nor diminish its speed, but ran on to the city, either denoting a reprehen sible course on the part of the en gineer or evidencing the fact that in spite of the blasts of the whistle, that he was in ignorance of the accident. Coroner Nelson was notified of the bey's death and in view of the circum stances, stated last evening that he was uncertain as to whether or not an inquest would be held. He slid he had reported the affair to the railroad company, where he had been promised the names of the train crew, and that if it was deemed necessary, after a more complete investigation, he would conduct an inquest. The body of the dead boy was removed to the under taking rooms of Thoorsell & Thaung, 327 East Seventh street. TO INVITE THEM AGAIN. St. Paul Would I.lke the National Engineers Next Year. The National Association of Station ary Engineers wHI hold its sixteenth annual convention at Columbus, 0., this year, beginning Tuesday, Sept. 7. and continuing in session until Satur day. Sept. 11. St. Paul No. 7, sends this year four delegates and two alter nates to the convention, six in all, and this sextette will work to have the seventeenth annual come again to St. Paul. The fourteenth annual was held in St. Paul, and the committee in charge of the same received from the convention a document that they are guarding with special care. The con tents of this document was that the fourteenth annual was one of the fin est and best managed of all those held during the fourteen years existence of the order. This document bears the signature of 270 members of the order who were in attendance, and it was said that no other city had treated the dolegates so royally as had St. Paul, and they would he glad to come again any time. The main barrier to St. Paul securing the next N. A. S. E. convention, is a resolution, which was adopted as a part of the national con stitution, compelling the convention to be held in future within a limited dis tance of Cleveland. The object of this was to save expense on account of mileage. Last year the convention was held at Buffalo, N. V., and it was then found that with smaller attfn dpnee the mileage expenses were greater instead of loss than those at St. Paul. There is a disposition on the part of a number of the delegates to Columbus, to again change this part of the constitution and leave it open as before, and if this is done, St. Paul may get it again. W. B. Robinson, president of St. Paul No. 7 and chief engineer of the Aberdeen and Kndicott buildings, is the chairman of the St. Paul delega tion, and the other delegates are H. M. G^rmtin, chief engineer of the Ryan hotel; Julius Keller, chief engin eer of Lindeke. Warner & Schuermeier and Alex. Nicoll Jr., chief engineer of the state capitol; T. F. S. Hays and Thos. R. Fearing, chief engineer of the Metropolitan hotel, will also ac company the delegation from St. Paul. The delegation has already received assurances from Duluth. Superior, Winona, La Crosse. Mankato, Fergus Falls, Racine and Milwaukee, that in case the clause above related Is changed, they will support St. Paul for the convention city of IS9B. H. M. Germain and Alex. Nicoll Jr., were two members of the former executive com mittee that handled successfully and without any loss the former conven tion at St. Paul. FARMERS IX THE FIELDS. Delegates to tlie Congress Tour tlie Grain Region. A special train of eleven coaches provided by the Great Northern, pulled out of the union depot yester day morning at 8 o'clock, bearing the delegates to the National Farmers congress, their wives and the asso ciate delegates, on a pleasure trip through the Red River valley, that the visitors from East south and \\ est might see the wonderful wheat Hems of the Northwest. General Passenger Agent Whitney accompanied the par ty which numbered over 500 persons. Passing through the thru-ing towns of St Cloud and Sauk Center^ the party arrived at Alexandria shortly after noon, where dinner was served Then on through Fergus Falls and Moonhead, the arrived at Fargo, N D late in the afternoon and weiv royally entertained by the citizens of that place, the excursionists spending the night there. . Today they will continue on their jaunt to Grand Forks, Larimore, May ville Wahpeton, Morris, Benson, Will mar and Litchfield, arriving in St. Paul again at midnight. The Great Northern road issued a handsome little brochure, descriptive of the towns and country passed through, and each number of the party received one as a souvenir of the excursion. COTILLION THE THING. New German C'lnb In ()re;:iiii/c<! tow the Winter. The Cotillion club, composed of twenty-five gentlemen, gave a german at the Albion last evening. The music was furnished by the Fort Snelling orchestra, and refreshments were served in the dining: room. The club intends to meet periodically during the winter and the entertainments will be in the nature of germans. Regular meeting of Ellsworth Circle No. 8, Ladies of the G. A. R., will be held Monday evening. The Jackson-Drew Mothers' club will not hold another meeting until after the opening of school. The home of Mrs. D. A. Monfort was thrown open Thursday to the managers of the St. Paul School of Fine Arts, he reports ren dered at the meeting were gratifying to the hopes and ambitions of the directors, and gave them added encouragement fur the win ter's work. The school will bs opened Oct. 4 on the second floor of the Moore block, at Seven corners, under the direction of Mrs. Barber. At the annual meeting of the West Side Monument association, held Friday morning at the home of Mayor Doran. the following of ficers, were elected: Mrs. P. B. Doran. presi dent; Mrs. J. C. Uryant. secretary, and Mrs. V. J. Hawkins, treasurer. At the next meet ing vice presidents and other officers will be elected. Semi-monthly teas will be given by the members of the association, to which all interested will be invited. Dr. Mary Fowler, the missionary from FJur mah. addressed the meeting at the First Bap tist church yesterday afternoon, giving some very interesting and some very sad facts In regard to women's life in Burmah. Miss Mason, of Wabasha street, has re turned from her summer's visit in Phila deplhta and vicinity. C. F. Klser has returned from New York. Miss Woods, o( St. Louis, la at the Aber deen. T. C. Field will return from New York Monday. John H. Mitchell Jr. haa returned from Minnetonka. Mrs. Mclntyre and son and daughter re turne yesterday from the East. Dr. and Mrs. A. B. Talbot, of Philadelphia, are at the Aberdeen. Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Stringer have returned from an Eastern visit. Miss Bronson, of Rice park, is spending two weeks at Lindstrom. Miss Minna Bartleheim has returned from a visit to Tramway, Wta. Mrs. 11. J. McCainc is spending a few weeks in New York and Boston. Mrs. J. Morganstern and daughter have re turned from White Bear lake. Mr. and Mrs. E. X. Ware and family have returned from Alexandria. Mrs. Charles E Clarke, of Marshall ave nue, has returned from New York. Mrs. Arthur Matheis, of St. Anthony ave nue, is visiting in Columbus, O. Miss Shores, who has been visiting Mr 3. Germain, returned home Wednesday. Miss Minnie Owrnuyer, of Louisville, Ky., is the guest of Mrs. J. M. Duke, of Laurol avenue. Mr. and Mrs. Johnson, of Laurel avenue-, are entertaining Mr. ana" Mrs. Kingston, of Toronto. Mr. Latttimer and Miss Lattimer, of Laurol avenue, will leave today for Louisville, Ky. Messrs. George N. and C. P. Nash hava moved to their new home, Gt>7 Gcodrich ave nue, on Crocus hill. Miss Gertrude Stoker has returned from Boston, where she has been attending lectures at Clark university. Mrs. Edward Randall and family, of Mar shall avenue, have returned after a month's outing at Chisago City. Miss Sarah Ilallman, of Galena. 111., who has been the guest of Mrs. J. S. Robinson, left Thursday for her home. Mr. and Mrs. Hills, who have been visiting Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Irvino, left Thursday for their home in Baltimore. Miss Agnes Foote, of Fort Atkinson, Wls., who is visiting her aunt, Mrs. K. S. White. Is spending a f.w days in Minneapolis. Mrs. Thomas Smith, of Duluth; Mrs. Teresa Griffith and the Misses Hill, of St. Loui-, arc guests of Mrs. Steigus, of Dale street. Mrs. M. C. Blackmail and daughter, of Central avenue, have returned from Empire. Mrs. A. M. Gordon, of Fort Dodge, who has been visitmc; her sister. Mrs. A. C. War den, of Smith avenue, has returned home. Mr. and Mrs. Philip Shufeldt visited MaJ. and Mrs. Tucker during the week. Hurry Kavis has returned from a trip to Chicago. EASTERN TOI'RISTS. Large Party on Special Bound for the Yellowstone* The regular annual Pennsylvania Yellowstone tourist party reached St. Paul last night at 10:30 over the Bur lington, and after the train was pulled into the union depot and looked over the Northern Pacific people took hold and started it off to the national park, where it Is expected to arrive about noon tomorrow. The equipment consists of combina tion smoker and baggage car 4,806, compartment car Uromlo, sleeper Pe lion, library and observation car Olympic and diner, all belonging to the Pennsylvania company. The party which consisted of something over forty tourists from Rochester, Brook lyn, Plainfield, Baltimore, Pawling, Fort Montgomery, New York, Lowell and Philadelphia, was in charge of Tourist Agent C. E. Rosenberg, Miss E. C. Bingham chaperone, and I3ag gagemaster J. H. Speakman. The start was made Kept. 2, and will end in Philadelphia Sept. 16. The park will be reached as stated Sunday at noun, when the regular tour will 'ji made. The train will return here Tuesday, Sept. 14, when the travelers will spend the day in St. Paul, leaving via the Burlington in the evening. FOR LABOR DAY, StUUvater Band In Added to the Pa rade I.Kt. The Stillwater band, numbering twenty pieces, and which recently be came a member of the American Fed eration of Musicians, through the ef forts of J. B. Wood, organizer for that body in this district, will head the Trades and Labor Assembly of thta city in the Parade on Labor day. The addition of the Stillwater band will make 100 pieces, each Instrument be ing played by a member of organized labor. The Labor day committee at a meet ing held last evening elected E. B. Lott chairman of the local committee and F. E. Hoffman chairman of the com mittee on sports at the state fair ground. CAUGHT IN AN ICE BOX. Minn .Julia Ke»»ler Pinioned nn«l Painfully Injured. Julia Kessler, employed as a cook at Ramaley's pavilion, White Bear lake, was severely injured yesterday morning, necessitating her removal to St. Joseph's hospital for treatment. Miss Kessler was leaning half way into a large ice box at the pavilion when the heavy upraised cover fell across her body, pinioning her in a painful position, where she lapsed into unci nsciousness. After her rescue she was attended by Dr. Clark, of White Pear, but manifested signs of more serious injury than was at first thought, and was accordingly sent to the hospital. Miss Kessler's pain last night necessitated her being placed under the infiuense of opiates. ROOMMATE AND MONEY. LonlM Krnmeek Mouriiins the Ab sence of Both. Louis Krumeck, living at 410 Grove street, reported the loss of $80 to Capt. Rouleau, of the central station, last evening. Krumeck is a waiter and accuses a former fellow waiter, with whom he roomed, of stealing his mon ey He says the $80 was 1.-ft in a valise in his room, and that since its disappearance he has seen nothing of his roommate. In fact, it was the absence of his companion that turned Krunwck's attention to his m The roommate did not return Thurs day evening, and last night Krumeck discovered his loss. The police ore i looking for the missing man.