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VOL. XXIII.—NO. 114.
BODBI IN 11
KAY FIND THEMSELVES CUT OFF
FROM POSSIBLE HK'CHEAT
BY THE BRITISH
IK ORIAT FORCE AT WITHER
APPEAR TO HAVE GUNS, AND BIG
om:>. wherever they
most need them
HAVE DELAYED LORD ROBEKTS
This Much Accomplished, It Is Be
lieved the Boers Will Soon
Seek: Safety In System
MASERU, Monday, April 23.—Fighting
began early this morning at Bushman's
Kop. The colonial division, under Gen.
Brabant, advanced cautiously, followed
and supported by Gen. Hart's infantry
brigade. It was found the Boers _ had
evacuated their position on Bushman's
Kop during the night.
A running fight has been proceeding
throughout the day, the British gradu
ally advancing and the Boers losing
Gen. Brabant is moving in a northeast
erly direction, keeping Basutoland close
on his right flank. Thousands of Basuios
are watching the operations. Our casu
alties so far are twenty-five wounded.
The British are bivouacking tonight, ac
cording to the latest report, eight miles
from Wepener, and the Boers who are
besieging Col. Dalgety appear to be pre
paring to retire. A stubborn fight is be
lieved to have occurred in the direction
of Dewetsdorp, where the Boers are in
strong force with a lot of guns, and
where also there is a relief column, ap
parently Gen. Rundle's. Wepener, how
ever, is already practically relieved by
the withdrawal of a large portion of the
BOERS ARE IN 1 DANGER.
LONDON, April 24.—The strong body
of reinforcements which Lord Roberta
sent to the relief of Wepener and to en
deavor to envelope and cut off the Boers
from a retreat northward furnishes fur.
ther evidence that the Boers are assem
bled in much larger forces around Wepe
ner than had hitherto been supposed,
and as the Times, in an editorial this
morning remarks, whatever may be the
difficulties of roads and rain, the Boers
always appear to have guns, and some
times big ones, where they want them.
A Boer dispatch, dated Thaba N'Chu,
April 20, says that a fresh supply of can
non and ammunition has reached. Gen.
Etewet at Jammersburg Drift. It also
asserts that one of Col. Dalgety's guns
has been smashed.
Kariefontein, mentioned in Lord Rob
erts' dispatch to the war office, is fifteen
miles southwest from Bloemfontein;
Leeuw Kop is two miles further south.
Apparently the British captured Paarde
Kraal Saturday night. The Boers evac
uated Leeuw Kop during the night, re
moving the gun, and the British occu
pied the kop the next morning.
Although the Boers appear to be offer-
Ing stout resistance to the British ad
vance their position is dangerous. They
can scarcely delay further their retreat
northward without incurring the risk of
being cut off. Usually they have been
well informed regarding the British plans,
and they are not likely to run such a
rink, especially as they have partially
accomplished their object of drawing
large forces from Bloemfontein on long
marches, and have therefore detained
the advance on Pretoria.
RELIEF FORCE IN BATTLE.
LONDON, April 23.—The war office, late
this evening, issued the following dis
patch from Lord Roberts, dated Bloem
fontein, Monday, April 23, 2:50 p. m.:
"Yesterday I dispatched hte Eleventh
division, under Gen. Pole-Carew, and two
brigades of cavalry, under Gen. French,
from this point to assist Gen. Rundle.
The force reached Kariefontein without
much opposition, v Casualties reported:
Welsh regiment, private killed, Capt. Pro
thero mortally wounded, and sevtn men;
Yorkshires, eight wounded; Eighth hus
sars, one killed, one wounded; Fourteenth
Hussars, one wounded; Royal artillery,
two wounded; Seventh dragoons, Lieut.
Jenkins and ten men missing; Capt. Rot
ton, Royal artillery, broke an arm by a
"Gen. Pole-Carew's mounted infantry
Beized Learw Kop, a high hill a few miles
north of their last night's position. The
enemy evacuated hurriedly, leaving some
rifles and ammunition."
"Gen. Rundle reports that twenty-five
men of the First Worcesters are miss-
Ing. Fifty-three were sent with Wood to
an outpost after dark and only eighteen
returned. Their numbers and names will
be reported today, as well as four wound
LEEUW KOP ENGAGEMENT.
The Bloemfontein correspondent of the
Standard, describing the operation at
' Leeuw Kop, says:
"At an early stage the cavalry came
under a heavy fire from a pompom on a
ridge adjoining Leeuw Kop. Unable to
continue its march to the southeast, Gen.
Dicksons brigade fell back to the north
to await the infantry attack. The flank
ing movement had failed. Gen. Pole.
Carew, with Gen. Stephenson's brigade,
advanced in crescent form from the south
and west, with the object of enveloping
the kopjes. The Welsh. Warwickshire
and Sixth Yorkshire regiments advanced
In extended line, covering the west, whila
the guards' brigade took up a position to
the south, with two field batteries and
naval guns. Sheltered by the rocks, the
enemy opened a heavy fire from rifles
and a pompom. Our men advanced over
the open ground in splendid style by a
succession of short rushes, falling prone
while pouring in their volleys. The ap
proach of darkness threatened to leave
the Boers in possession, but, just before
sunset, the Essei regiment gallantly
pressed forward and drove the last man
of the enemy from Paarde Kraal, a bold
epur of Leeuw Kop."
BOERS EASILY BEATEN.
The Bloemfontein correspondent of the
Daily Telegraph says:
"The resistance of the Boers at Leeuw
Kop was contemptible, considering the
strength of their position. They escaped
In an easterly direction, the guards fail
ing to get quite around them."
The Bloemfontein correspondent of the
"The British cavalry were checked.
Col Alderon worked partially round the
flank of Leeuw Kop, but he was not sup-
I ported. The move checked the enemy.
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IMPORTANT NEWS OF THE DAY
Weather Forecast for St, Paul.
Fair in North; Showers in South.
I—News From Africa.
Welland Cnnnl Plot.
Floods in Wisconsin.
Republicans Already Beaten.
2—Snail Lake Sensation.
Couple Elopes to Menonionie.
Lavetta Cady Dend.
SnaiiHon the Wrong Man.
Northwest . Sewn.
Huron Attorney Insane.
General Political News.
Short Story of the Day.
Results of Ball Games.
Clark Report In.
6—Local Political News.
First Ward In Line.
Juggling Jensen at It.
7—St. Paul Social News.
Some Fashion Hints.
News of Railroads.
O— Markets of the World.
Chicago May Wheat, G4 7-So.
Bar Silver, JK> 5-Sc.
lO—lnsurance Swindle Exposed.
Andrews Awaits Rain.
but fear of nightfall precluded the possl*
bility of a mate."
The Dally Telegraph has the following
from Boshof. dated Monday, April 23:
"The Boers are closing in on Bosnof.
Their nearest laager is five miles distant.
Communication with Kimberley Is still
The Lourenzo Marques correspondent of
the Times says:
"The foreign ordnance experts In the
Boer war department have succee le.l In
equipping a big gun foundry at Pre o ia.
The first gun has been sent to the Free
State. Nothing ia known here regard
ing Its caliber."
TIPS FOR AMERICA.
The Vienna correspondent of the Times
"The Boer peace comm s-ioners will not
be received either at Vienna, B rln, St.
Petersburg or Rome. It Is well that the
United States should know how the mis
sion has fared in Europe, and the tem
per of Europe toward the United S'.ate3.
The widespread hostility to the United
States which is expressed on the conti
nent is a factor to be reckoned with
which the United States will discover at
the next renewal of commercial treat
The correspondent goes on to argue at
great length that "the latent feeling of
hostility towards the • United Stat9s,
though not of a serious character. Is yet
strong enough to make an opportunity of
putting a spoke in America's -wheel v^ry
welcome," and he adds that "on this ac
count America will probably realize the
desirability of maintaining a good under
standing with England."
MAFEKING RELIEF COLUMN.
The Cape Town correspondent of tha
Daily Mail says that Gen. Carringtous
force is the only one going to the relief
CANADIANS UNDER FIRE.
BLOEMFONTEIN, Monday, April 23.—
Col. Aldermen's corps of mounted Infan
try, consisting of the First battalions of
the First and Second Canadian regiments
and Sl-athcona's horse, was engaged in
the operations of Gen. Pole-Carew and
Gen. French. Alderson had undertaken
to drive the Boors from their line of de
fenses south of the water works. The
| Canadians sustained a heavy fire. The
Boers shelled Alderson, who made a
marching movement around Leeuw Kop,
on the extreme left of the Boer position.
When the British battery opened fire the
Boers removed the gun. Leeuw Kop
was found evacuated this morning.
Gen. Dickson's cavalry brigade, which
made a wide detour to the left, found its
further progress barred by a strong Boer
BULLETS AND RAIN.
BOER CAMP, Thaba N'Chu, Orange
Free State. April 22.—Fighting continues
day and night at Jammersburg Drift.
The English trenches have been so full
of rain that the men have been obliged
every now and then to clamber to the
banks, only to be shot down. The Boers
were so drenched on Saturday that they
were unable to sleep, so they started a
debate on the subject of the good to be
derived frcm virtue and courage. The <3is
cusyion lasted most of the night, shells
at intervals interrupting the speakers.
TRIED UNDER PROTEST.
CAPE TOWN, April 23.—The trial of
sixty-nine rebels was begun here today,
in spite of an applieatton for a postpone
ment of the proceedings, on the grounds
that a fair trial was impossible at this
Three of the prisoners were sentenced
to five years' imprisonment each. The
sentence imposed upon the others varied
from three years to six months, acccid
ing to their ages.
MAINE AT SOUTHAMPTON. >
SOUTHAMPTON, April 23.—The hospi
tal ship Maine arrived here from South
Africa this afternoon, unexpectedly. A
small group of friends only awaited her
arrival, and vigorously waved their hands
and handkerchiefs as they rec:gnize;l
Lady Randolph Churchill on the d ck of
the steamer. Lady Randolph, who is in
the best of health, wore a blue serge
dress and a straw salior hat, with a rib
bon inscribed "A. H. S. Maine" (Amer
ican Hospital Ship Maine). Immediately
after the vessel was moored the officials
boarded the Maine, and within an hour
all the wounded men were removed' in
ambulances and placed on board a. train
bound for Natley.
MASERU, Basutoland, April 23.—Cen.
Brabant's force outflanked the Boer po
sition at Bushman's Kop yesterday, but
the movement had not been completed
when darkness fell. Boer forces were
seen approaching from two directions,
with the apparent intention of surround
ing the kop.
Col. Dalgety's force at Wepener yester
day was not molested.
CANADIAN TROOPER DEAD.
CARNARVON, Cape Colony, April 23. -
Trooper Woocombe, a Canadian, died In
the hospital here today of pleurisy,
though he received attention. He was
buried with military honors. The remain
ing sick are convalescing. A further
contingent leaves for the front April 25.~
COL. DALGETY HOLDS OUT.
ALIWAL NORTH, April 23.—C01. Dal
gety is holding out at Wepener. It is re
ported that all the Boers have crossed to
the north side of the Caledon river.
GOES TO BECHUANALAND.
DURBIN, April 23.-Gen. Sir Charles
Warren has been appointed administrator
of Bechuanaland. He sailed yesterday for
TUESDAY MORNING, APRIL 24, 1900.—TEN PAGES.
REPUBLICAN IDEA OP POL,IGfc PROTECTION.
$ j%Y <g®&E»S g>,»i^'7lie ■)■:■„ __
Chief Getchell—"This lawlessness must stop if I have to arrest every desperado in St. PauV
THAT AIXECFII) PLOT TO BLOW UP
AND DESTROY THE WEL
(JOVfiESMEST HAS SO E¥iDISCS
SHOULD PROOF BE FURNISHED,
THE CULPRITS WILL LIKELY
BE HANDED OVER
CAUSES A BIG SENSATION
Dominion Authorities Are All
Wrought Up Over the Affair-
Three Suspects Under Ar
rest Are Arraigned.
NIAGARA FALLS, N. V., April 23.—1f
Karl Dutman, John Nolin nnd John
Walsh, the dynamiters, who last Saturday
morning tried to blow out a lock on the
Welland canal at Thorold, had not been
so free in their use of whisky, the chancss
are that a good many people of the vil
lage of Merrlton and the count!y round
about would have been drowned. The
men did their preliminary work while
they were sobsr, but wTien the time came
for their last and most dangerous work
they were drunk. As a result they did
their work cartL ssly, and used p or judg
ment In selecting the time to i>ut their
plan Into execution. They lowered djna
mite into the lock at 7:20 o'clock in tb.2
evening, when they could plaint be s;e:i
from a distance. Then they waited until
midnight, and had they gone to the scene
sober, they would no doubt have blown
out the lock.
Persons familiar with the region say
that had the lock at Thorold been open
ed, the rush of water from the sufac?
level above would have swept the town
of Merriton out of existence, destroyed a
section of Thorold, and devastated a vast
The Canadian authorities are at pres
ent as much in the dark as to the mo
tive of the dynamiters as they were on
Sunday. They are also without positive
knowledge of the identity of the prison
ers. Three theories have been advanc
ed—that the men were hlrod by Poer sym
pathizers; that Fenians instigated It, and
that the men were hired to do the job
by enemies of the Conr ors syndicate, hop
ing by the destruction of the Canadian
waterway to prevent for this season thr>
passage of any grain through to Mon
INQUIRY AT WASHINGTON
WASHINGTON, April 23.-The result of
the inquiry, so far as it has gone, into
the attempt to wreck the Welland canal
lock by the use of dynamite, was laid
before the state department today in a
special telegraphic report from United
States Consular Agent Brush, at Clifton,
a town opposite to Niagara Falls, on the
Canadian side of the boundary.
The rejaart completely exonerates ths
Buffalo grain handlers from all connec
tion with the crime and strongly inti
mates that the crime was the working
out of a Becret organization conspiracy
among certain persons in the United
States believed to be affiliated with the
Irish Secret Society organization.
It does not appear the state depart
ment can do anything at this stage of
the matter, though later on, if the Cana
dian authorities should have secured the
necessary Information upon which to
base a criminal prosecution of the per
petrators of the crime, the department
will be called upon to secure the extradi
tion of the men to Canada for punish
ment, if they shbutd be" found witbin the
United States. It seems that it is an ex
traditable crime to ccn<spire In the United
States for the destruction of property in
Canada, so the promoters of the crime
may be called to account.
CONSPIRACY IS CHARGED.
OTTAWA, April 23.—The news of the
attempt to wreck the Well.and canal
caused a tremendous sensation here, and
there was much speculation as to what
the outrage meant. Mr. McCleary, pres
ident of the Welland, expressed the opin
ion that there was no political move
ment behind it and sa d he believed that
if the facts should be gotten at it would
be found that grain hand'.ers at Buffalo,
alarmed at the prospect of the diversion
to Canadian channels of a good deal of
product now going out by way ~,bf Buf
falo and Now York, would be-'found to
know something about it. This view,
however, is not generally shata^i, as "there
is abundant evidence in the possession of
the government pointing to the existence
of a movement in the United States to
inflict Injury upon Canada- on account of
her participation In the "South African
war. The headquarters of this move
ment, it is believed, are in Chicago, and
it is said that confidential evidence show
ing the existence of a conspiracy was
some time ago communicated to the
United States government.
The government has no evidence of any
j conspiracy in the United, States, at Chi
! cago or elsewhere, for the' purpose of at-
I tacking Canada because *of itjs sending
' troops to South Africa. 'The opinion ii
I expressed here that the attempt* to blow
up a Welland canal loekj was the work
of cranks. The local authorities have
called out the militia to 'assist them In
the Niagara district:
NIAGARA FALLS, N. V., April 23—The
three men under' arrest charged with
! trying to blow up the Welland canal
locks were arraigned before! the police
magistrate on the Canadian side of the
river today. They did not plead, but
were remanded pending the jcoMection of
evidence by the crown. A*'guard from
the Forty-fourth battalion, Canadian mil
itia, were on duty "all last, night, patrol-
Ing the grounds about the tofwn hall and
jail at Clifton. No attempt .Was made to
rescue the prisoners. The guard will be
I continued tonight.
NOT INTERNATIONAL*. .
TORONTO, April 23.—Richard Har
court, minister of said today
regarding the attempt to blow up the
locks of the Welland canal that he did
not think it was an international affair.
Had the dynamiters," he continued, gone
to the aqueduct, nine miles furtTier down,
they could have destroyed $2,000,000 worth
— * .
TOOK A CRUEL REVENGE
DISCHARGED FARM HAXD FATAL.
L.V SHOOTS A YOUWG GIRL.
TERRE HAUTE, Ind., April 23.—George
Cowell, aged fifty, today shot Annie
Hartley, fourteen years old. and she will
die from injuries received. He then hur
ried to a faxm near where the Bhootins
occurred, where E. Pierce was at work,
and hot at him. Pierce was uninjured.
CowelV was discharged from the farm of
Henry Hartley last fall, and Pierce was
given his place, as a farm hand. Cowell
took to the woods, but a posse is in pur
KANSAS CITY WIDE OPEN.
Gamblers Are Flocking to the Cit>
by the Kaw,
KANSAS CITY, Mo., April 23.—Gam
blers from all parts of the country are
apparently making KaosSs City their
Mecca, the word having gjpne forth that
the new city government is to tolerate
a "wide open" policy.. Gambling club/;
and poker rooms that-'have been closed
for years have opened recently, and
there have been constant arrivals of
gamblers coming from all directions. Po
ker is being played, it is said, with a
limit that has not been touched here in
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LOWER PORTION OT 1 FIRST WARD
IN PORTAGE, WIS., NOW
810 FORCE OF MEN UNABLE TO
STOP THE BREAK, AND FUR
THER DAMAGE PROBABLE
PEOPLE FLEEING THE FLOOD
Many Houaea Are Already Partly
Submerged—No Cessation In
Flood in the S<m(Ji—l.oxs
of Life Reported.
PORTAGE, Wis., April 23.—The gov
ernment levee broke through bslow the
toll gate in the First ward this evening,
•washing away a piece of the levee thirty
feet wide. The entire lower portion of the
First ward is flooded and the tracks of
the Milwaukee road are threatened with
being washed away.
A big force of men is unable to stop
the break. The plank road leading to
Portage is flooded and will be impassa- !
The fiver broke through four miles be
low the city in Pacific canal this after
noon and all the surrounding property i 3
now covered with several feet of water.
The stage of water this evening is
eleven feet, only two Inches below the top
of the government lock at the head of
A special train from "Watertown tonight
brought 100 men to work on the levee
under direction of United States Engineer
Mann to save the Milwaukee road
tracks. It is said the break will be re
paired by tomorrow. A rise of a few
feet more will flood the entire lower
portion of the city between Wisconsin
and Lock streets.
.Many people in the First ward are mov
ing out and quite a number of the houses
are partly submerged.
NEGRO FAMILY DROWNED.
Seven Victims of the Flood From
JACKSON, Miss., April 23.—John Hor
ton, j> negro, and his wife and five chil
dren were drowned in the back waters
of Pearl river while trying to escape from
the flood. Their cabin had been inun
dated by the high waters, and the fam
ily was endeavoring to make its escape
in a wagon, when the vehicle fell
through a broken bridge.
Pearl river is now stationary, the
heavy rain last night having checked the
falling waters. The weather continues
threatening and railroad traffic is in a
very bad condition.
NO LET-UP IN SOUTH.
Pouring Raim Continue to Swell
LOUISVILLE, Ky., April 23.—Pouring
rains continue throughout the flood dis
tricts of the South and the danger to
lives and property is becoming more
grave. _ It was thought Saturday that
the critical point was passed, but in
many localities the rain is falling with
increased violence. The latest reports
to the weather bureau show that heavy
precipitation has been general within the
last twelve hours throughout the
flooded country. It was estimated last
Saturday that $3,000,000 worth of private
property had already been destroyed, and
it is now thought probable that this dam
age will be heavily }ncr«ajtt4»
PRICE TWO CENTSHgnff^fr,^
nil i hi m^^\
MeCardy, With Defeat Staring Him in the Face,
Is Making a Pitiful Personal Plea
Jim Markham and His Force Pass Up the Head
of the Ticket and, Like Other Office-
Holders, Are Trying to Help Out
the Council Candidates.
When City Attorney Markham went
after the charter commission and got
that body to leave the appointment to
his office in the hands of the council he
showed personal shrewdness, as well as
political cunning. But It will avail him
nothing. As certain as It is that Robert
A. Smith will be next mayor of St. Paul,
it is not one whit less certain that the
council will be Democratic In both
branches by large majorities.
• • •
The Republicans have abandoned the
fight on the mayoralty. They are now
concentrating all their energies on the
effort to save either McCardy or the
council. The employes of the law de
partment of the city of St. Paul, from
"Jim" Markham to "Johnny" Selb, have
delivered themselves over to the awful
problem of saving their own bacon. They
have passed up Chester R. Smith and the
practice of law. Three months' salary
of every man on the force is available
in the effort to save the council.
• « •
For the flrat time in his political career
Jolly Joe (?) McCardy feels himself in a
serious preddcament. Mr. Beta is hasten
ing the comptroller's footsteps and he
moves around with a decidedly worried
expression of countenance.
• • *
All pretense of a contest for the treas
urership Is now at an end, and Repub
licans politicians in the several wards
are wondering how the thing was done,
of putting up such a soft mark as Fitzer.
..>. • * •
Self-preservation Is, of course, the first
law of nature, and nobody is particularly
to be blamed for the complete desertion
which has set in in the case of the Re
publican candidate for mayor. Some
• body ought to be blamed, however, for
the false promises with which the real
estate man was lured into the contest.
Of course, in some measure, he is the
victim of circumstances. His present ap
ponent had withdrawn from the race
for the Democratic nomination^ and
Fred Schiffman was universally regarded
as certain of nomination before Chester
"R. Smith was brought out as a candi
date. He had all kind of assurances of
financial support from leading Repub
licans in that situation* all of which, of
course, dropped stone dead when Rob
ert A. Smith was nominated. He was
"jollied" into going after thg nomina
tion, and many Republicans are now
heard on the streets expressing their
wrath over his desertion.
« * •
When he dined with Chief of Detectives
Mclntire, after the nomination, and
gave that politician "for revenue only"
the necessary promise to retain him, Mr.
Smith got other assurances of financial
support upon which, as a man not spe
cially versed in political affairs, he was
justified in placing reliance. Mr. Mc
lntire, too, has done his best to redeem
his promises. He has assessed the un
fortunate "coppers" $20 per capita and
he has used threats and cajolry without
limit to enforce It. But it has been of
little avail. The average policeman is
In too close touch with average citizens
not to see which way the cat jumps in
; this contest. And so the police asaeps
ment, like all the other financial kites,
flown in the interest of Chet Smith, has
I been hopelessly wrecked. Young Dona
hower went to Minneapolis on a begging
expedition for the St. Paul Republicans
and he> raised a few dollars. But natur
ally, very few. There remains the na-
| Democratic City Ticket. I
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/(\ ROBERT A. SMITH, Mayor. fi\
% LOUIS BETZ, Comptroller. fl\
/IS OTTO BREMER, Treasurer. 4|S
A ASSEMBLYMEN. ALDERnEN. /^
$ Winn Powers, Charles Ferrler, First. /fe
W Dr. E. H. Whitcomb, Charles Kartak, Second. (US
W ii, /i «, j „ Andrew Dahlquist, Third. €§S
jK John Q. Warded, • M '
W Frank J. Huber, Fourth. w
Philip Martin, W. H. Ulmer, Fifth. W
m Gecrge Mitchelson, M . j. Moriarty, Sixth. 4^
€JJ H. Q. Haas, Dr. R. Schiifiiiann, 7th. ott
2? D. F. Peebles, Mat. Bantz, Eighth.
T J. J. Parker, E- L- Murphy, Ninth.
S Thom^Lordan. LJDobner, Tenth. «>
2J C. J. Hunt, Eleventh. <J?
JUSTICES OF THE PEACa M CONSTABLES. A
iiv Martin E. Rowan, A
TO John W. Clancy, At Large. 2?
fl> At Large. Joseph S. Harris, 2?
(fn C. H. Brewer, At Large. 3
/& At Large* Lawrence Fahey, Sixth
jK Joseph Smith, Sixth Ward. Ward.
tional committee as a last resort for th«
busted Republican grafters.
• • •
The meeting called by Mclntire, Jake
Stadfelt, Lawton and a few others of,
the inner circle of the Protectors of the
Constitution, and which was held or*
Saturday evening on the West side, haa
not been promotlve of any substantial
results to the Republican candidates. One
discovery made in the course of that
meeting was that Getchell is decidedly
unhappy. He hasn't secured the assur
ance which Mclntire got and he is sat
isfied that he will have to walk the
plank and he doesn't propose to be
made the scape goat of the crimes to
the police department without having
something to say.
Capt. Pottgieser, of the Margaret street
station, has a brother in politics, and
Getchell's information is that Capt. Pott
gieser's brother has secured Chet Smith's
assurance that Capt. Pottgieser will ba
the next chief of police, with Mclntire as
his chief of detectives. The state of fra
ternal unity which was thus revealed at
the meeting of the West aide protectors
of the constitution, as existing in the
police department, seems to Justify eei
tain_ very uncomplimentary references
which the Republican mayoralty candi
date Is known to have made to the heads
of the police department since the open
ing of the present campaign.
• • •
The last week of the campaign opened
with the few remaining hopes of the Re
publicans centered on a sensation which
was being hatched up. But each new day
shows the sensation more clearly in tho
light of a boomerang, and It probably
won't be sprung. If Chet Smith with
draws from the race, as it is now gen
erally conceded lie ought to &>x, a nrtnra
open field will be left for the campaign
which '"Jim" Markham and his <»ta?f and •
the franchise-grabbing corporations are
now so strenuously making to save the
council. But no one, even wlihiii four
or five days of the virtual clos^ of the
campaign, is willing to believe that the
Republican representation In tie nevn
council will be any greater than the Dem
ocratic representation in th's. The First
ward has been in doubt from the begin
ning, and now the nomination of Dr.
Schiffmann is looked upon aa threatening
Republican hopes, even in the Seventh
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The rumblings of the forthcoming po
litical landslide are sounding oniSncusly l.i
the ears of the gang. The s'tuation is
so decidedly bad that the light haa gono
out of the city hail clock.
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The Republican members of the coun
cil appear to have no trouble in agree
ing on a franchise which gives the
streets of the city away; and It takes but
a couple of weeks to pass such an ordi
nance. It has taken nearly two years for
the representatives of the Republican
party in the council to select a market
site, and there seems to be no chance
for the public to be benefited by such an
improvement. Perhaps if a private cor
poration should apply for a franchise to
operate a market, and there was anything
In it, the council might get together on
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To the Editor of the Glob c: Will you
kindly inform me through the columns
of your paper who is the Republicans'
candidate for city treasurer.
By reference to the files of the paper
it is found that August Fitzer is the
name of the man selected by the Repub
lican convention to make the race. The
Pioneer Press at times has referred to
him as "August Wltzer," but that is
wrong. His name is Fitzer. Fitzer is one
of those young men of whom everybody
says: "Why, Is that Fitzer? I've seen
him many a time but never knew who
he was." Any man who has been around
the postoffice corner any afternoon for
the last four years has seen Fitzer.
With his arms partly akimbo he has
been as true to that corner as the old
government building itself.