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VOL. XXIII.—NO. 110.
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BUT IX ITS MACHINERY, MINNE
SOTA DEMOCRACY WILL BE
HEW I'm IS UCOHHDD
FOR THE SELECTION OF THE
BTATB CENTRAL COMMITTEE
EACH COUNTY NAMES ITS OWN
If the New Plan I* Adopted at the
Convention June HO, Each
County Will \iinic a
The Democratic state central com
mittee held a meeting at the Merchants'
hottl yesterday and issued a call for the
Le convention at which delegates to the
"naticnal convention at City will
be elected. The convention will be held
at the Exposition building In Minneapolis.
Jjjik 20, and 1483 delegates will be en
. titled to seats in the convention. Tha
committee iixed the representation from
each county at three at large and one
for each 150 votes or major fraction
cast for William Jennings Bryan in IV-'C.
The feature of the meeting of the com
tnlttee was the decision arrived at re
garding the selection of members of the
stale central committee. In the future
Bach county convention will recommend to
the state convention the name of a local
member of the state central committee.
The effect of this will be to make the
state central committee a thoroughly
Democratic body in all that the name im
plies. The charge that there can be aay
personal machine built up or managed
' by the committee for the benefit of any
man or set of men will not only be
eliminated, but it will be made practical
ly impossible, under the new plan. The
call for the convention also directs the
county conventions to appoint a
CENTRAL COUNTY COMMITTEE,
members of which are to serve two
•vyears and until their successors have
I n elected. This will allow the county
i go to work immediately
alter the holding o£ the county conven
i. ns and prepare for the fall campaign.
The session of the committee yesterday
particularly enthusiastic, each of the
memb( rs present reporting the sentiment
in favor of Democratic principles as In
creasing throughout the state.
Those present were: Chairman I*. A
lining, P. B. Winston and Alexander
Stewart, of Minneapolis; T. R. Kane, J.
4. W. Willis and Louis Betz, of St. Paul:
T. O'Connor, of Renville; W. W. Allen,
of Winona; S. P. Brown, of Glencoe; H.
E. Tolmie, of Spring Valley; G. F. Ches
ter, of Duluth; C. W. Stanton, of Apple
ts n; J. R. McKinon, of Crookston; C. D.
in, of Graceville; T. J. Catlin, of De
lano, B. J. Hosier, of Stillwater, and J.
J. Thornton, of St. James.
The committee did not meet until 2
o'clock and the greater part of the ses
sion was put in figuring out the repre
sentation from the several counties.
There was some question about the num
ber of delegates from Red Lake county
which was partitioned off from Polk
county. The official apportionment of
delegntcs from Polk and Red Lake coun
. v? well as the others, was not com
pleted last evening, but Chairman Ros
ing will have the figures in a day or so.
The representation in the convention will
be as follows, the official ligures not
probably making a change of more than
three votes in the total and this only In
the number from Polk and Red Lake
The call, which was signed by Chairman
Rosing and Secretary Kane, reads as fol
Pursuant to the call of the Democratic
national committee, a delegate conven
tion of the Democratic electors of the
stale of Minnesota Is hereby called to
meet at the Exposition building in the
city of Minneapolis, Minnesota, at 12
o'clock, noon, on Wednesday, June 20,
A. D. I'M}, for the purpose of selecting
:,teen (IS> delegates and eighteen (18>
alternate delegates to the Democratic
national convention, to be held at Kansas
City, in the state of Missouri, on Wednes
day, the fourth day of July, A. D. 1900;
Fuch national convention having been
duly called, to place in nomination can
didates for president and vice president
of the United States of America; and
to elect a state central committee and
transact such other business as may
properly come before said convention.
Each county of the state shall be en
titled to three delegates at large and
one delegate for each 150 votes or major
fraction thereof cast ior William J. Bryan
for president at the general election in
November, 1596. The following is the rep
n sentatlon to which each county is enti
tled in said convention, to-wit:
Aitkin 5 Martin 12
Anoka 8 Meeker 13 i
leer lOMille Lacs 6
Beltrami 4 Morrison 15
Benton 9 Mower 12
Big Stone 8 Murray 10
Blue Earth 21 Xicollet 9
Brown 13 Nobles 11
Carlton T Norman 12
Carver 11 Olmsted 15
Cass s'Otter Tail S3
Chippewa 12 Pine 9
Chisago 6 Pipes.tone 9
Clay 16Polk 37
Cook 4 Pope 8
: ;onwood 8 Ramsey 83
Crow Wing 10 Redwood .. 10
Dakota 18 Red Lake .. .... 3
Dodge SRenville ... ic
12Rice "" i«
rfbault lOßock '.'.'.'."" 8
Fillmore 16 Roseau .. .. 7
Freeborn USt Louis ...."'.'"' 52
•<lhue 133cott 14
Grant 8 Sherburne !" 7
Hennepin 140 Sibley 11
Houston 10 Steams 36
Hubbord 5 Steele "11
tsanti 8 Stevens .....'.".'.'"" 8
Kasca 8 Swift " 11
Jackson 11 Todd '.'!'ls
Kana bee o.TYavense ' 9
Kandlyohl 14 Waseca ...'.' 11
Kittson SWabasha .. v
Lac gui Parle S.Wadena ?
I*** 5 Washing-ton '.'.'.'." 13
Lp Sueur 16 W a ton wan .. 7
Lincoln 8 Wilkin ... '" $
LyOH 12 Winona 27
M'-Lend 14 Wright .... '"■ 17
Marshall & Fellow Medicine.: 10
In each county of the state a conven
tion shall be held on Thursday, the 14th
day of June, A. D. 1900. at such hour
and in such place in each of said coun
ties as the county committees thereof
™, 'lestenate. Each county cOmmittee
shall select the proper number of dele
gates to the state convention, and shall
recommend to the state convention its
choice for a local member of the state
central committee, and shall also ap
point a central county committee the
members of which shall serve for two
years, or until their successors are elect
ed and shall have qualified
All Democratic conservative reform eit
zens of the state of Minnesota, irrespec
tive of past political associations and
§be £t f *wl (ftok
differences, who will unite with us in
the effort for pure, economical and con
stitutional government, and who favor
the republic and oppose the empire, are
cordially invited to Join us in sending
delegates to these conventions.
Dated at St. Paul, Minn., this 19th day
of April, A. D. 1900. By direction of the
Democratic state central committee.
DEWEY ON DEMOCRATS.
Denies Uttering; a Sentiment Attrib
uted to Him.
WASHINGTON, April 19.—1n reply to
a letter from the editor of the Hamilton
Democrat, Hamilton, 0., relative to a
paragraph which has been going the
rounds of the newspapers, Admiral
Dewey today sent the following com
Washington, Doc. 19, 1900—Dear Sir: I
am in receipt of your letter of the 17th
inst., asking if I am correctly reported
as saying: "Weil, I'll tell you what a
Democrat is. In time of war a Demo
crat is a damned traitor; in time of
peace he is a damned fool." In reply I
have to state that this is one of the
thousands of lies uttered concerning me,
to attempt 10 contradict all of which
would require more time than is at my
command. However, since you extend
the opportunity, it gives me pleasure to
state that I have never said or thought
of such a thing as the foregoing state
ment accredited to me. I have a very
long rememberanoe of thousands and
thousands of "war Democrats" whom I
knew and who were some of the best
fighters this country every saw. Very
Homer Gard, Esq., Hamilton Democrat,
3111. FiXKS A\XOI\CEME\T.
What He Says to the Voters of the
MANKATO, April 1.-.—(Special.l—The
following is the announcement of W. A.
Funk, who aspires to the Republican
nomination for congressman of the Sec
ond district in place of Mr. McCleary:
To the Voters of the Second Congression
I tali? this means of announcing that
I am a candidate for congress, subject to
the action of the coming Republican con
gressional nominating convention, of the
In making this announcement, I do not
propose to go into a lengthy "declaration
of principles," cr extended reasons for
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W. A. FUNK.
so doing. During my thirteen years'
residence in the district (each campaign
of which found me upon the Republican
stump in this and other districts), my
Republicanism has never been question
ed. If nominated and elected to the high
office of congressman, it shall be my
ambition to serve the Republican party
in all honorable ways; but shall never
bow to party lash to the extent of per
forming public services detrimental to
the welfare and contrary to the will of
-the party or people of the district. In
deed, I should hope and expect not to be
called upon to do so.
I have always felt that the successor
to our present member should come from
outside Blue Earth county; and it is only
the apparent fact that there is no such
candidate in the field *l hat has induced
me to enter the race. Conditions ap
pearing to be such, that my candidacy
is not at the expense of any such prob
able outside candidate.
I have but the friendliest feeling for
Mr. McCleary, the present member. But,
with all due respect to him, I feel that
eight years' enjoyment of the honors and
emoluments of. the office should be suf
ficient. True, there have been instances
when a member of congress occupied a
position so prominent that his retire
ment should be a deep loss to congress
and to the country. Does the above rea
sons exist in the present case?
If elected, I shall have in view, at all
times, two special objects aside from
any other aims or duties; one object, to
try and secure for my district such rec
ognition in the way of public improve
ments as It deserves.
My second special ambition (and the
first in principle) shall be to endeavor to
assist In so simplifying our pension laws,
methods and practices as to do away
with much of the red tape methods,
onerous requirements and vexatious de
lays, which now wear away the life of
the applicant and pensioner, while he
waits for justice.
With full faith in the Republican party
and with full appreciation of" and grati
tude for, such support as I may receive
at the hands of the people, I subscribe
TO GO ISISSTRICTED.
New York Delegate* to Democratic
NEW YORK, April 19.—1t was declared
today by Frank Campbell, chairman of
the Democratic state committee, that the
committee had decided to hold the state
convention the middle of June in this
city, and so certain were the members
that W. J. Bryan would be the natural
nominee for the presidential candidacy
that the delegates would not be instruct
MURDER IS CONFESSED.
Chief of Police Main Wan Killed by
VAN COUVER, B. C, April 19.—Chan
Ye Chung, the Chinaman arrested for the
murder of Chief of Police Main, of Steves
ton, has made a confession, In which he
says Main was first struck on the head
from behind with a mattock, wielded by
a Chinman, who has fled and who has
not yet been captured. The mattock, with
Its iron hook, was found today near the
cabin, covered with blood, and a long
knife was also found with the blood upon
MAY "PROVE SENSATIONAL.
Trial of the Man Who Shot Taramen
DENVER. Col., April IH.-The trial of
W. XV. Anderson, the attorney who shot
H. H. Tammen and F. G. Bonfils, pro
prietors of the Denver Post, in their of
fice on Jan. 13, 1900, began today in the
criminal court, on the charge of attempt
ing to kill Mr. Tammen. Alfred Packer,
the "man eater," for whom the Post man
was endeavoring to secure a pardon, and
from whom Messrs. Bonfils and Tammen
alleged Mr. Anderson procured money by
false representations, will be brought from
the penitentiary to testify for the prose
E&UAL RIGHTS BILL.
Separate Schools Abolished in New
ALBANY, April 19.—Gov. Roosevelt to
day signed the bill to secure equal rights
to colored children in the public schools
and abolishing separate schools.
FRIDAY MORNING, APRIL 20, 1900.
1 Bfil V M
LATEST EXPLANATION OF LORD
ROBERTS' FAILURE TO MOVE
EYEHTHIXa IS J1 READINESS
REMOUNTS REACH BL.OEMFONTEIN,
AND BRITISH ARE READY
CENSOR CUTS OTTT ALL NEWS
Nothing Concerning Plans of Lord
Roberts or Other British Gen
erals Permitted to Reach
* the World.
LONDON, April 20.—A deluge of rain,
lasting ten days, has brought the opera
tions in the southeastern part of the
Free State almost to a standstill.. The
creeks have become roaring rivers and the
roads are streams of mud.
A singular message, dated Bloemfou
tein, April 19, 1:55 a. Oft., and beginning,
"Via press censor, Bloemfontein," reports
an exchange of shots/-in the direction
of Dewetsdorp, where the Boers are said '
to be concentrating "after their with
drawal from Wepener."
There is nothing else to indicate that
the investment of Wepener has been
abandoned by the Boers.
Notwithstanding the rain, however, the
British have made some progress, as
De>vctsdrop has been occupied by them,
probably by the advance of Gen. Arun
del's division. Dewetsdorp is thirteen
miles from Wepener.
A dispatch from Aliwal North, dated
April 18, says that Gen. Brabant has ar.
rived there, but whether he returned
alone or with his troops is not clear.
Boer reports from Aliwal North aver
that from S.OOO to 10,000 Boers are at
Extended reports of the Bloemfontein"
concert for the benefit of the widow*
and orphans have been cabled. No less
than seven separate accounts have been
published in London today. The concert,
the weather and the bare statement that I
Lord Roberts is ready to move are about |
the only things that the censor has al- I
lowed to pass, and the correspondent who
announces that Lord Roberts is ready to
move does not specify the direction in
which he is going.
Gen. Hunter, from Natal, commanding
the newly formed division, arrived at
Bloemfontein yesterday (Thursday) and
left immediately, after conferring with
Lord Roberts,. To what point he pro
ceeded is not mentioned, but it is under
stood he will operate west of Bloemfon
MORE MEN AND HORSES.
Spencer Wilkinson, dealing with the
probabilities of the military situation In
the Morning Post, bays:
Probably the silence after what" has
been published concerning the movements
of Gens. Brabant, Barton, Arundel, as
well as Sir Herbert Ch^mside, indicates
that operations are in full progress, but
that precautions are being taken to' pre
vent the enemy learning of the Britlsl^
"There will necessarily be a great
shrinkage in the numerical strength of
the army as Lord Roberts advances
through a hostile country, leaving men
to protect his communicatiens. The gov
ernment should not relax for a moment
the rushing forward of supplies and both
men and animals."*
RUSSIAN PRINCE KILLED.
A dispatch to the Daily News from Pre
toria, dated Monday, April 16, says:
"Prince Baratrion Morgaff, a Russian
nobleman, was killed at the same time
with Gen. de Villebois Mareuil."
THINKS BRITONS RIGHT.
Bishop Hartsell, bishop of the American
Methodist Episcopal church for Africa,
who will sail for the United States Sat
urday by the St. Louis, says that he con
siders Great Britain has been entirely
right in the South African trouble from
the outset, and he expresses the hope
LftRRUPING TttE REPUBLICANS
Five hundred Democrats of the Eighth
ward met in a rousing rally last night at
Plebusch's hall, Lafond and Arundel.
The attendance was so great that dur
ing the greater part of the session chairs
were unobtainable and standing room
was in demand. Dr. Hinseh spoke in
German to those of his nationality, and
his remarks concerning the city admin
istrations under Republican rule and the
prospects for a new administration rep
resenting clean politics were roundly
Matt B<;ntz gave an hour's time to a
ringing denunciation of the methods em
ployed by the Republican members of
the board of aldermen to delay and pre
vent the passage of measures during the
last two years for the benefit of the
Eighth. He again called attention to the
condition of the Western avenue bridge,
showing that though more than two
months ago the council, after a fight,
allowed a resolution instructing the city
engineer to prepare plans for its repair,
nothing has been done and nothing can
be done until the Democratic city ticket
gains control again. He dropped a few
hot shots into the plank of the Repub
lican city ticket, which makes a pious
play for the laboring men's vote, show
ing that in the face of the keenest Re
publican opposition, it., was a Democrat
who finally succeeded in securing a reso
lution for 51.50 a day for street work.
This Democratic action was being used,
he demonstrated, as an argument in fa
vor of the party which moat opposed it.
"McCardy will need a few plasters
when the Eighth gets through with him,"
said Conrad Miller. And then he went
after the comptroller's record in office
without gloves. The errors and costly
mistakes of the so-called watch-dog were
held up to view, and from the remarks
which greeted the mention, were not
pleasant to look upon.
Chairman Mitsch and a number of local
speakers made addresses and the crowd
jemained in the hall, cheering the R. A.
Smith ticket as long as there was any
one to address them.
• • •
The Republican papers and the execu
tive committee having in charge the cam
paign of Chester R. Smith are much put
out over the large registration in the
Third and Fourth wards. If Chester R
that Dutch South Africa will be convert
ed into British South Africa.
ROBERTS IS READY.
The Bloemfontein correspondent of the
Dally Chronicle, telegraphing Thursday,
"The requisite remounts and equip-.
ments have arrived and all the infantry di
visions are now supplied with tents. The
Boers in the immediate neighborhood are
quiet, but both sides are steadily prepar
ing for the coming struggle. Lord Rob
erts is now ready.
"Several lots of concealed arms and am
munition have been discovered here this
PEACE ENVOYS HEARD.
THE HAGUE, April 10— The Boer peace
commissioners, headed by Dr, Leyds, had
an audience of Queen Wilhelmlna this
afternoon, lasting a quarter of an hour.
The delegates apparently were much grat
ified by the affability of Her majesty.
Subsequently they were received in pri
vate audience by the queen mother.
PARIS, April 20.—Le Journal announces
the arrival in Paris of James Francis
Smith, the American District Telegraph
boy, who is bearing to President Kruger
a message of sympathy from Philadelphia
and New York schoolboys.
WASHINGTON, April 19.—United States
Consul Hay at Pretoria has notified the
state department by cable of the reported
action of the members of the Chicago am
bulance corps in taking up arms in the
Boer army, instead of continuing with
the hospital corps, to w rhich they had
pledged themselves upon leaving the
United States. Apparently the Portuguese
authorities at Lourenzo Marques had
doubt as to the actual neutrality of these
men, for the party was detained many
days at the port before they were allowed
to proceed over the railroad to Pretoria.
The dispatches stated that a letter from
Miss Barton turn,ed the tide in their favor.
Miss Barton was said to have declared
that certain members of the party were
known to her and believed to be going
under true colors. The officials here say
nothing can be done by the government
to prevent such violations of faith as
are reported from South Africa. The
men did not go out with arms, and so did
not fulfill the legal description of a filibus
tering party, which would have enabled
the United States authorities to prevent
GOV. TAYLOR IS INDICTED
THAT IS THE LATEST RUMOR IN
FRANKFORT, Ky., April 19.—1t is per
sistently reported here to-night that Gov.
Taylor has been indicted by the grand
jury, and that the indictment was re
turned this morning, along with thoss
against Capt. Davis and Green Golden,
but that this indictment will not be given
out until Gov. Taylor returns from
Judge Can trill has fixed April 30 for
the arraignment of Harland Whitaker
and "Tallow Dick" Coombs, indicted as
principals in the Goebel assassination,
and Secretary of State Caleb Powers and
Capt. John Davis, indicted as accessories.
The attorneys on that diy will ask for
bail, and file petitions and affidavits ask
ing for a change of .venue. The date for
the arraignment of the others has not
been fixed. 1
WENT THROUGH A BRIDGE
FATAL ACCIDENT TO A FAST
FREIGHT TRAIN IN INDIANA.
COCHRAN, Ind., April 19.—An east
bound fa&t freight went through a bridge
near here to-night. Engineer George
Crane and Fireman Frank Reynolds were
killed, and Brakeman C. W. Hook was
seriously injured. He is not expected to
The bodies of Crane and Reynolds are
still under the wreckage of the engine
and five car 3.
One of the wrecked cars was loaded
The bridge had just b?en repaired.
CAUSED MUCH COMMENT.
Conduct of Bishop Henry Ja-kson,
of the Ei>i»coiml Church.
NEW YORK, April 19.—Nearly fifty
bishops of the Protestant Episcopal
church began a secret session today in the
church mission house. Bishop Doane pre
sided. It mas said that the chief object of
the conference was to determine on the
resignation of Bishop Henry Jackson,
former coadjutor bishop of the diocese of
Alabama, who resigned early this year.
It is said his conduct, both before and
after his resignation, was such as to cause
a great deal of comment.
Smith and his associates could have their
way, only voters from the Seventh ward
would be allowed to register and vote.
Such a state of affairs, according to tlie
Republican candidate for mayor, wouid
make his election certain and anything
that tends to give the common people a
chance to express their opinions is net
relished by the silk-sto<;king candidate.
The registration for the first two days
in the Third ward is £08, »s against a total
of 1,190 for the three days in the fall of
18;) S. The registration in the First pre
cinct of the ward is 101 for the first two
days, as against 104 for the three days
in the fall of ISUS. This is taken up by
the Republican papers and the intimation
made that the registration is suspicious.
A slur is made about the number of per
sons living in "fourth-class hotels," as
though voters who do not live in the
Seventh ward should not be allowed to
live, or if this privilege is given them,
they ought to be satisfied, without voting.
The statement is mad.c that in the Sec
ond precinct of the Fourth ward a dozen
men are registered from a livery stable.
At the stable last night one of the fore
men said there were twenty-one voters in
the building, and there were several who
had neglected to have their names put
on the books, but- would attend to the
matter Saturday. Free! Schroeder, pro
prietor of the stable, corroborated this
statement and declared that every on*
of the men who had registered or would
register from the barn were entitled to a
vote. The action of the Republican cam
paign managers in drawing the luie on
the condition, residence and personal ap
pearance of voters is in Mne with the
views of Chester R. Smith and the point
will be remembered when the votes are
caat on election day.
• • •
The platform adopted by the Repub
lican convention "u»ges the pruper
authorities to take such steps a« will
secure for the -public six rides on the
street cars for twentj'-ftre cents."
After adopting this plank the Republi
can convention proceeded to renoniinate
six members of the present assembly.
The records show that each of the six
candidates have never voted apainst any
thing desired by the street railway com
pany and have at all times protected the
company from demands tnade by the pub*
SOME MORE VALUABLE EXPERT TESTIMONY
Furnished by the Dispatch Concerning the Prevailing Reign of Terror, Corruption
From Dispatch editorial, Jan. 24, 1900.
Do~*they (the members of the council)
suppose for a moment that the citizens
of St. Paul will excuse their indifference
to the reign of terror through which we
are passing, and reward them at the
polls for their neglect of duty? If they
do they are doomed to a rude disappoint
ment. The council has a perfect right,
and it is its plain duty to set on foot an
investigation that will disclose the cause
of the gross mismanagement in police
affairs. The public is going to be dis
appointed, we fear, for the individual
members of the council have not the
courage to face the issue and expose the
source of the evil. They have too many
Jrons in the fire —irons that the mayor
will keep cool as long as the council may
refuse to do his bidding and stand guard
over the creatures whom he has placed
on the pay roll.
Thu'gism, and protected immorality, in their cause and origin, as the chief features of our present
local government system, are thus once more shown on good Republican authority to be the direct fruit of the corrup
tion and corruptibility of our present local officials.
LIKE AIID IF II
SENATOR TOLLMAN'S AMUSING
WORD PAINTING OF GOVERNOR
OF THE PHILIPPINES
ESCORTED BY THE NAVY
Will Have Umbrellas Held Over
Him and Be Attended by Our
Subject Prince* In Sulu
WASHINGTON, April 19.—1n accord
ance with the recommendation of the
president in his message sent to congress
yesterday the senate today passed a
joint resolution providing for the admin,
istration of civil affairs in Puerto Rico
pending the appointment of officers under
the Puerto Rican government law, recent
Mr. Tillman (S. C.) made a character
istic speech, and drew a picture of the
inauguration of Gov. Allen, of Puerto
Rico, on May 1.
"We are," said he. "to have a grand
pageant on May 1, when the new gov
ernor is to be inaugurated. This inaugu
ration is to take place with the greatest
ceremony ever seen in any part of the
United States. I imagine that, the pur.
pofe of this display is to Impress the
islanders with the grandeur and great
ness of the United Stales r.<? well as to
impress the people of the United States
with the' new policy of imperialism by
which an American pro-consul is to take
possession of the island.
"After awhile, of course, we will have
an-uhtr governor sent to the Philippines,
and he will be of so much gFeater im
portance than the governor of the little
island of Puerto Rico that I suppose he
must have the navy escort him across
the Pacific and must have umbrellas held
over him like the bey of Algers and tnt
sultan of Moroco. We will have him at
tended by our subject prii»ces in the Sulu
archipelago, with Mahometan body
guards and all that sort of thing. If that
is the purpose of keeping thes3 army of
ficers in Puerto Rico, I will interpose no
obstacle to the passage of the re-so.'ution."
The Alaskan civil code bill was again
under consideration, the debate continu
ing on the Hansbrough alien miners
amendment. Mr. Carter presented
formally his substitute for the Hans
brough amendment, and delivered a
speech in support of it. Mr. Spooner an
tagonized, both the original and substitute
amendments, holding mat the courts
ought to settle the conflicting claims
without interference by congress.
A special meeting of the ways are!
means committee has been called for to
monuw to consider several pending reso
lutions of inquiry, principally that of Mr
Tawnty. calling on the commissioner of
internal revenue to furnish the ingi-ecii-
lie. It is pretty hard with this state of
facts to imagine any "proper steps"
•which would be taken by the cuiineil even
if the party should be called upon tv
make the pledge gcod. The plank is in line
•with the market site plank whkh was
made a part of the Republican platform
two years "go and then forgotten. After
June 5 the council will be Democratic
and the Republicans will not even have
the chance to explain why they didn't do
• * •
Otto Bremer, the Democratic candidate
for cHy treasurer, is making such a cam
paij^n that Fitzer, the Republican nomi
nee hae practically given up the conte&t.
When Fitzer was started is the race for
treasurer cne of the Republican poilti.
clans in the Sixth ward protested and, at
the meeting at which Fitzer was indorsed,
declared that a man competent for the
place be chosen. After The Republican
convention had nominated Fitzer half of
the delegates announced on the floor ol
the convention hall that they would not
vote for the nominee. Fitzer now realizes
that he is up against It.
• • •
All of the materials to be used at the
various places of registration were
brought to the city clerk's offire yester
day and will be sent out this mornirg.
• • •
Dr. E. H. "Whitcomb, candidate for the
assembly, is making an aggressive cam
paign, and his popularity is increasing
every day. Dr. Whitcomb's candidacy Is
adding support to the head of the ticket.
• • •
Charles Ferrier, Democratic candidate
for alderman m the First ward, is giving
the Republican candidate a warm run
for his money. Mr. Ferr'.er is a man the
First ward can feel proud of having for
their representative in the council.
• • •
Edward Murphy, candidate, for re-elec
tion to the board of aldermen in the
Ninth ward, is receiving assurances every
day from both Democrats and Republic
ans that he will be re-elected. Mr. Mur
phy has a record that, during the four
years_he has been alderman, the pet p!e
have secured all they have asked, and
that is more than any one of the Repub
lican aldermen in the council can nay.
PRICK TWO CENTS— \ K^ZSt*
From Dispatch editorial, Jan. 14, 1900.
The public is in no way deceived by
these periodic raids and theatrical dis
plays, and eveH the grand jury, for whoso
special benefit they are arranged, will
measure them for what they are worth.
The public knows and the grand jury
knows that a simple order from the
mayor to the chief of police, made In
good faith and intended for execution,
would close not only Griffin's place, but
all the other gambling rooms and all the
suburbs or Sodom that are protected by
the mayor's policy and licensed by his
special orders to violate all the statutes,
ordinances and rules of common decency.
The police department has now passed
beyond the point of mere reprobation.
It has become a contemptible farce on
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Shooting; In Alabama.
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Death Follows Vaccination.
St. Paul Social News.
Seventh Street Cycle Path.
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ents, with quantity of each going into
the manufacture of oleomargarine.
TO PENSION LONGSTKEET.
Senator Gallinger, chairman of the sen
ate committee an pensions, today intro
duced a bill in the senate, granting a pen
sion of $50 a month to Gen. Longstree-t.
The bill gives the general's service as
that of major in the Eighth infantry dur
ing the Mexican war, and makes no refer
ence to his connection with the Confed
The house committee on census today
reported favorably the bill giving the
director of the census enlarged power.
It provides for a superintendent of print
ing and for the employment of skilled
mechanics, etc., to do the census printing
and binding, fixing the salary of the di
rector of the census at |7,500 and allowing
supervisors of census, as additional com
pensation, 2 per cent of the amount paid
enumerators taking the census in super
TO REPEAL WAR TAX ACT.
Representative Levy (N. V.) today in
troduced a bill to repeal the war revenue
Chairman Payne of the house commit
tee on ways and means today received a
memorial from the Merchants' associa
tion, of New York, which will be pre
sented to the committee tomorrow. It
is an appeal for the abolition of the
stamp taxes on express shipments, rail
road and steamboat shipments and tele
CANNON AMENDMENT CARRIED.
Important Change In Naval BUI
Made by House.
WASHING TON, April 19.—The house
spent practically the entire day debating
a proposition in the naval bill designed to
turn over to the navy the survey and
charting of the waters o£ Cuba. Puerto
Rico and the Philippines. The bill car
ried an appropriation of $100,000 for this
Mr. Cannon, chairman of the appropria
tions committee, ltd the fight against it,
arguing that such surveying of these
waters as should be made should be per.
formed by the coast and geodetic
vey, which, he said, could—do the worfi
cheaper and better.
In the end the house sustained hi»
view, adopting an amendment offered by
him to appropriate only the regulai
$10,000 for ocean surveys.
The chairman of the committee of the
whole, Mr. Payne, overruled the point
of order again!** the appropriation for
the new naval academy, but an amend
ment offered by Mr. Cannon was adopted
providing that before the money appro
priated by the bill for the academy be
expended plans for the whole improve
ment not to exceed $6,000,000 be submitted
and approved by the secretary of the
PRESIDENT AT PATEBSON.
Hlh Party Gueata of Widow of Late
PATERSON, N! J., April 19.—President
and Mrs. McKinley, Mrs. Hobart, widow
of the late vice president; her son, Gar
rett A. Hobart, and the president's sec
retaries, Cortelyou and Barnes, arrived
here at 3:50 this afternoon. As the train
passed Park avenue it slowed down and
the president appeared on the platform
and bowed repeatedly to the great crowd
which had assembled there, and which
cheered enthusiastically. The party
alighted from their car at the Broadway
Mr. and Mrs. McKinley and Mrs. Ho
bart entered the Hobart carriage and
were driven to Carroll Hall, Mrs. Ho
bart's residence. The president and his
wife will be the guests of Mrs. Hobart
until Saturday morning, when they will
leave for New York. To-morrow night
they will probably attend the fair at the
Bobd.l Bond* on Market.
LEAVENWORTH, Kan., April 19.—The
officers of the Leavenworth Light and
Heating company have information of a
fraudulent issue of 140 bonds for $1j)00
each now in circulation and offered for
sale in Chicago.
From Dispatch editorial, Jan. 26, 1900.
This plan (of licensing crime) was t«
apply not only to known houses of ill
fame, but to the roomers and lost crea
tures of the street. This subject is not
a palatable one for newspaper discussion
at any time, and the city papers infor
mally agreed to avoid mention of the
plan while it was being experimented
upon. It soon became manifest that It
was an intolerable nuisance, and under
the protection afforded the number of
immoral women increased until nearly 200
were registered as "roomers" alone—not
counting the inmates of recognized
houses of ill-fame. But this was not the
worst of it. Protected by their licenses
these creatures became bolder and bold
er, until they actually came to solicit in
the very doorways of respectable busi
ness houses, and defied the police to re
strain them. The system is still in vogue,
and its evils unabated, notwithstanding
the complaints that have been made.
II lH 1 HI
TRAGIC OUTCOME OF ROW IN ALA
BAMA REPUBLICAN STATE
GASTON SCOTT THE VICTIM
As Doorkeeper He Attempted to
Exclude Frank L. Moragne
From the Hall of the
MONTGOMERY, Ala., April 19.-Th Q
Republican convention, which met here
today, resulted in the predicted split, and
two delegations will be sent to the na
tional convention. There were stormy
scenes at the captitol prior to the meeting
of the convention, and the result was the
serious wounding of Gaston Scott, a
young white man, by Frank L. Moragne,
of Gadsden, who had been chosen ser
geant-at-arms of the convention by the
The split in the convention was shown
to be inevitable last night, when the spe
cial committee, appointed under *the pro
visions under the Washington amend
ment, failing to select a chairman, the
state convention passed resolutions to
proceed with the making up of a tempo
rary roll call of the convention, and the
selection of temporary officers by a vote
of 17 to 10.
When this resolution was passed Chair
man Vaughan, the leader of o c faction,
left the room with his followers. The re
maining members of the committee pro
ceeded with their work, naming M. D.
Wyckersham, of Mobile, for temporary
chairman, and Frank L. Moragne, of
Gadsden, for sergeant-at-arms.
SHOOTING OF SCOTT.
Chairman Vaughan and his friends, how
ever, had possession of the hall, and
would admit none of their opponents.
When Moragne demanded admittance ha
became involved in a quarrel with Gas
ton Scott, a doorkeeper, as a result of
which Moragne fired three shots at
Scott. The combatants were at -close
range, and Scott received the first bullet
in his hand as he was attempting to
knock away the pistol. The second shot
entered Scott's left breast, just above the
heart, and he fell to the floor. The third
shot went wild. It is thought that Scott
An older brother of Scott followed
Moragne towards the governor's office,
and when Scott reached the governor's
door he drew his pistol and fired two
shots at random down the corridor.
Scott attemtped to enter the governor's
office, but was stopped and his weapon
taken from him. Moragne was placed in
Gov. Johnson, when he learned of the
shooting, ordered the state house closed
against both factions.
WISCONSIN RIVEB FLOOD.
Feared That Great Lo«s of Property
Will Be Entailed.
MERRILL,, Wis., April 19.—The
situation in the Wisconsin river is very
serious. The water Is rising rap!
showing an increase In height of nine
inches since last night. It is feared that
7,000,000 feet of logs in a boom will move
into the river and carry away several
bridges along the city limits. Five hun
dred feet of the railroad track tea been
washed out and several logging roads
have been entirely destroyed. A« much
water as possible is being held back from
the Tomahawk river by the Bradlt y Jam,
but it is feared the gates will not be able
to hold back the water, which, if It
break s through, means dire disasier to
all the saw mill interests.
Wausau, Wis.. reports that the rain has
stopped and no more fear from Hood is
entertained in that section. The bridges
are all tied down with cables.
Chlppewa Falls reports that high water
has prevented half the saw mills from
Those Charged With Being;* Guerril
la* Severely Dealt •• lth.
MANILA. April 19.—The military com
mission which tried three Filipinos at
LeaJlamba for guerilla warfare has found
all three guilty and sentenced two of
them to life imprisonment and one to
thirty years imprisonment. Maj.-Gen.
Otis has approved the findings, but has
reduced the sentences to fifteen years.
Two Ladrones convicted of murder
have been sentenced to be hanged at
KILLED BY HIS SON.
Rod Mill Worker Victim of a Domes
ANDERSON, Ind., April 19.—John Fod
more, a rod mill worker, nfty-four years
old, was shot and killed early today by
hi.s son, Thomas Edward Podmore, aged
twenty. The son claims that he killed
his father to save his mother's and his
own life, both of whom had been attacked
by the elder Podmore with a hatchet.
Mrs. Podmore bad filed suit for a divorce.
The son is in jail.