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SATURDAY, AUG. 10, 1901.
the HESULTING si ir/:iii.\<:.
It is little less than a pitiful state of
things which is presented to view in the
immense strike of the steel, tin and Iron
workers of the United States—pitiful in
the suffering which is certain to ensue
from it. and pitiful, too, in the utter dis
regard which Is shown of the interests
of the public by both the parties to the
Judged by the expressions which are
heard on both sides, one would think
that the consuming public did not exist.
Each Is Intent on winning a victory by
pulling the other side in a position where
It will have to accept the terms offered.
Neither thinks or speaks even indirectly
of the public which both are supposed to
be serving in carrying on the business in
which they are engaged.
Tomorrow night, unless some influence
which does not work for strife is able
to make itself felt, thousands of men
will be Idle, and their families more or
less the victims of the reduced incomes
which will accordingly result. • Then. If
it becomes necessary, we are tod, for the
success of the strikers, men In other call
ings will be taken from their work, and
the industries dependent on their labor
■will be made to languish In the same
way. The pubMc will be obliged to pay
Increased prices, .for every commodity
the production of which ls involved, and
strife and bloodshed is almost inevitable
before the end has been reached.
The restive condition of feeling among
n:ochanical operatives in other callings
which will surely be called Into existence
oiler the strike has proceeded a certain
distance must, too, be taken into ac
co int. We know from past experiences
tl at that feeling soon becomes epldem'c,
and that almost any result in the way
of ness and Buffering is Table to be
produced among its victims.
One cannot help but feci the keenest
regret for the unfortunate people who
will suffer directly and Indirectly as the
ni-uit of the .conditions thus called into
Icing. The winter will soon open, with
a pros] confronting every holder
in the land of Increased prices for the
necessaries of life. In every direction
the people are threatened with the neces
sity of buying in a constantly rising mar
ket. The test of physical strength and
endurance which Is involved will carry
will-, its settlement the fortunes and well
being of thousands of producers who. If
the matter is allowed to go on as It has
been going on since the trouble arose,
Will be obliged to He idle.
It is a shocking circumstance that there
should be no Influence which might be
looked to in this emergency to allay the
passions which are so completely
wrought upon, and make the parties Im
mediately concerned take the welfare of
the public, to some extent at least. into
is howison ri>i< /•:/>-.'
It is not surprising, however disagree
able it may be to both Admiral Howison
end the general public, that his qualifica
tions to pass upon the issues involved
in the Schley court of Inquiry are called
publicly In question. If Admiral Howl-
Eon lias passed any opinion whatever on
the merits of the controversy, he Is in
the same position exactly as a talesman
about to undergo examination who has
been challenged as to his qualifications
to s: on Hie case.
Th-3 fact that Admiral Howison passed
an opinion on the question does not of
11 self disqualify him. But it does put
the friends of Admiral Schley 01. inquiry,
and it is right that they as well as the
general public should be advised of the
slate of facta on which he made up his
opinion and as to the general condition of
his mind with reference to the subject'
Of t-ie Inquiry, as well as with reference
to the officer whose conduct is about to
to subjected to official scrutiny.'
There is prevailing -a profound suspicion
as ti the purposes of the administration
in the organization of this court. The
Rod faith of those concerned is open
to question. Enough evidence of the ex
istence of. a conspiracy to ruin Schley
has been forthcoming. Politics Is a
dangerous Influence in such an inquiry
as this; and it is very evident that on
both sides the case is thoroughly saturat
ed with politics.
The mere statement that Admiral
Howison is prejudiced counts for noth
ing. Nobody believes that an honorable
retired officer of the navy would degrade
himself by being made the catspaw of
any band of politicians, however in
fluential. It is, moreover, to be remem
bered that the honor of the navy itself
ls involved in the controversy; and that
no officer whose ambitions are not more
pronounced or whose associations are not
more markedly partisan as between the
two men than those of Admiral Howisen
are known to be could ever be misled
into being a party to doing a great in
justice to a fellow sailor.
The public will stand no nonsense on
either side in the conduct of
this affair. Unless there is tangi
ble evidence forthcoming of preju
dice on the part of the newly
selected member of the court such state
ments must be cast aside as Insulting,
and as tending to damage the cause of
Rear Admiral Schley in the. eyes of the
public. hat Admiral Howlson's opin
ion may be of the relative merits ot
Sampson and Schley as naval com
manders cuts no figure. The only thing
which should disqualify him, and which
will disqualify him In the estimation
of the public to pass on the case, is the
circumstance that he is known or be
lieved to entertain prejudice against
Schley, or that he has expressed any
opinion which indicates his belief in
Schley's dishonor. In either event it is
a public right and necessity that Ad
miral Howison should withdraw from
the case. - .
NOT THE HANI) Of I'JtOriDENCE.
Gen. Mac Arthur's report of his opera
tions in the Philippines for the year end
ing July, 1901, is a straightforward docu
ment prepared rather with the pen of
the soldier than that of the politician. It
reveals the situation from the soldier's
standpoint, and shows a marked contrast
to the so-called military policy main
tained under Otis.
From Mac-Arthur's appearance in the
chief command the operations against
Agu'naldo's forces were conducted active
ly and with a view to bringing the In
surrection to as speedy a close as pos
sible. Almost every event which trans
pired during the administration of his
predecessor tended to confirm the view
that Otis' instructions did not look :to
anything like a speedy ending of the
It requires no particularly careful re
trospect of the events to confirm the con
clusion that the Ha-nna-McKinley admin
istration utilized the situation created by
the revolt of Agulnaldo for the manu
facture of all possible political capital,
and to give to the favored reta'ners of
the administration a much needed chance
to reap a harvest of coin from the con
tracts incident to the carrying on of the
There is no longer any occasion for the
maintenance of military conditions.
There has not been since the capture of
Agulnaldo by Gen.. Funston. The prin
cipal aim of- the administration ad
vocates and defenders will hereafter be
to demonstrate the value of the posses
sions in which »> we have Invested so ex
tensively both in-the blood of our peo
ple and in the—national-.treasure.
Gen. Mac Arthur perhaps unconsciously
contributes his share to this purpose in
his report. The. dissertation on slavery
as it is carried on In . the Philippines
under the flag of the United States but
outside of the constitution which Gen.
Kobbe offers in the. report is really a
touching affair. He undertakes to assure
the American people that there is no
such thing as slavery In the Philippines.
At least he starts out with such an Idea
in his mind; but his.effort is far from
being sustained to the accomplishment
of his purpose, with the result that, in
prevailing parlance, he gives his case
away very badly before ho gets through.
Here is what Gen. Kobbe is represented
as saying in Gen. MacArth-.r's report on
the subject of slavery in the Philippines:
"Slavery, as the term is usually under
stood, does not exist among the Moros,
and radical and - comprehensive measures
to abolish it would at this time-be pre
mature and ineffective. The slaves and
masters belong to the same race and
live on equal social terms. It has been
Impossible to obtain any Information re*
gardlng the number of slaves held any
Here's where the general shows that
as a politician he is not a success. Slav
ery doesn't exist, he says; but, he adds,
it would be unwise at this time to adopt
radical measures io abolish it. The
slaves and their masters live on equal
social terms; but it is impossible to get
information as to the number of slaves.
The Imperialist crowd do not depend
upon a blunt soldier like this gentleman
to help them out of the situation in
which they have placed the American
people as flying their flag for the pro
tection of slavery and polygamy in the
Philippines, while destroying these twin
social crimes by the use of force on this
continent. No; Gen. Mac Arthur cannot
be depended upon to help out his su
periors on this score. A skilled casuist,
not a cavalryman, is needed in the under
taking of slurring over so disgraceful a
situation. In the language of Gen. Mac-
Arthur's report, "the conditions herein
briefly recapitulated, have not been
brought into existence wholly by the
hand of Providence."
A LITTLE KNOWLEDGE IS A DAN-
The Minneapolis Journal, commenting
on a recent paragraph in the Globe
wherein the inconsistency of the Jour
nal's criticism of Senator Tillman was
pointed out, says:
"In effect, it claims that it is no worse
to disfranchise the negro than the Fili
pino. Probably not, except that the col
ored man has guaranteed to him the
right under the constitution, while the
Filipino has no such guaranty. But there
is no inconsistency in the claim, of Sen
ator Tillman, because the Filipinos are
not denied the right of suffrage. On the
cc r.trary, suffrage, is expressly extended
to them on a variety of subjects, and it
is the purpose of the government to ex
tend the scope of suffrage as rapidly as
When Pope remarked that "A little
knowledge is a dangerous thing," he
evidently had in mind the newspaper
writer who tackles a subject of .which
he may have heard something, but of
which he has no abiding knowledge. The
Journal has evidently read something
about the negro and the Filipino, but of
the personal and constitutional rights
of each, their comparative ability for
self-government, and of the ethics un
derlying the attempts to curtail their
political privileges, it appears to be pro
foundly ignorant. We say ignorant, be
cause we cannot believe that a great
journal, knowing the facts, would make
such an egregious blunder. The state
ment "that the colored man has the right
to vote guaranteed to him under the.
THE ST. PAUI, AxLOBK, SATURDAY, AUGUST 10, 1901.
constitution while the-Filipino." has ■ no
such guaranty" is absolutely a new
reading of that Immortal instrument.
The Journal would confer a favor upon
millions If it would point out the article,
or section of the constitution which
makes a distinction between the negro
and the Filipino. If the Journal cannot
do that, It would be equally Interesting
to have pointed out the guarantee which
the negro has under the constitution that
does not apply with equal force to the
Filipino or. any other inhabitant of the
territory .of the United States. The
Journal has evidently not kept pace
with its own news, or it would have
learned that in a case recently decided
by the supreme court of the United
States—a case which at the time caused
some comment In the leading papers and
which It commonly called the De Lima
case, that at the time of the ratification
of the treaty of Paris by the United
States senate, the territory of Porto
Rico and that of the Philippines became
United States territory and subject to
the* provisions of the constitution. The
Journal ls perhaps not aware that In
a subsequent case, passed upon ten
minutes after the De Lima case, the su
preme court decided that so far as the
Imposition of taxes is concerned,, con
gress might regard United States terri
tory as foreign. Comments on the logic
of this decision are not now necessary.
The Journal evidently conceived the idea
that this case applied to the Philippine
Islands and to its citizens and inhabi
tants in general. It is an error into
which many uninformed have fallen.
The constitutional guarantees of per
sonal and political rights apply to the |
inhabitants of the Philippine Islands
with the same force and effect that they
apply to South Carolina to Arizona, and
to Minnesota. And any attempt to mod-"
Tfy or curtail them, whether by the
Southern Democracy or the Republican
administration in the Philippines, will
be equally unconstitutional and should
receive the reprobation of all law-abiding
citizens. If the constitution was not !
made to cover the cases of the ignorant
blacks in the Southern states, the edu- j
cated Hawallans and the Filipinos, then i
let it be amended to exclude them and
. all others who are deemed unfit to par
take in their own government.
The suggestion that the Filipino is not
denied the right to suffrage, that it is
extended to them on a variety of sub
jects, is amusing, when read in conjunct
tion with the preceding sentence. By
what authority is this "suffrage extend-,
ed to them on a variety of subjects?"
Is it guaranteed by the constitution? No.
According to the Journal, the constitution
does not apply to that territory. By.
what authority, then, are these Filipinos
allowed to vote, on any thing?
While not apologizing for Mr. Tillman,
we will suggest to the Journal that t . it
Is our opinion that the South
would not object were the same treat
ment . extended to the Southern negro
that is meted out by the administration-•;
to the Filipino. In communities' where
there are no whites, we believe the South
would be perfectly willing to let the
negroes govern themselves. To,make it
so plain that even the Journal can.under
stand, we think that" if the South were
Inhabited by negroes, the men who are
now leading the tight for negro disfran
chisement would not invade their ter
ritory nor attempt to deprive them of
the guarantees of the constitution. .With
the Southerners it is largely a .matter,
of political self-defense, with the admin
istration it is a matter of unadulterated
political aggression. The Filipinos are 1:
as capable of self-government as are the
negroes of the South.' Where, then, is
While the Globe is not an advocate
of negro disfranchisement, neither is it
an advocate of Filipino disfranchisement.
We advise the Journal before It enters
Into another constitutional dissertation
to post up on the facts. A little knowl
edge is a dangerous thing.
Little Canada is not growing much.
That is just as well. Canada is about
the right size now. If she were larger
she would not be half so Interesting.
Canada should not weep to be big like
her Uncle Samuel.
The British government Is to have an
Investigation. We are not going to have
the whole stage to ourselves during the
Sampson-Schley opening. As we were
about to remark England is to "have an
Investigation of Dr. Koch.
Judge Noyes, so it is reported, pleads
not guilty to the numerous charges
brought against him on account of his
administration of justice at Nome. What
was expected? Did anyone think for a
moment that he would plead guilty?
Minnesota is a pretty good state for
lone females to come to, providing al
ways, that they want to change their
social status. There are here a hundred
thousand, more or less, of males than
females. Tell not the news in New Eng
The Knights of Labor win invoke the
law to force the attorney general to en
force the anti-trust law. That Is a good
idea. It will give several lawyers a job.
It is a wonder they did not think of do
ing something like that before the last
Inasmuch as Prof. Triggs has ex
pressed himself on hymns In general and
upon Longfellow, and Holmes in particu
lar. it would be interesting to have his
opinion of Mapley Week. Mayhap he has
not become sufficiently familiar with the
works of Mapley.
Mayor Black, of McKeesport, has brexk,
en out in a new place. He affirms that
all non-union men are thugs and dead
beats. Listen to the choice language of
this representative of McKeesport:
"I will arrest them; ain't they lawless;
ain't I got the right to arrest every sus
picious man that comes here? They are
all suspicious. They might be armed.
Nearly all of them are thugs." -.^
Troubles never come singly. To him
who starts down hill everything seems
greased for the occasion. Disasters like
wolves travel in packs. As if the Boer
war, the trouble in China', the threatened
Invasion of India and the threatened in
dustrial depression at home were not
enough, England has been Invaded by the
mosquito. Let us see, when Israel was
In bondage was not Egypt overrun with
The wife, son, and daughter of a
preacher at Findrey, Ohio, left the old
man the other night. to go to Chicago to
give the yonng i^y a chance to go on
-the stage. The preacher Is broken heart
ed. This Is a case for the Rev. Newell
Dwight Hillis. He' should refuse to at
tend another theater while this girl is
preparing for thejstage. "• How can he
while the "sobs of her father are thun
dering in his ears/
The A. P. A.'s 1' will now be in high
feather. It Is reported that certain pub
lic documents contain evidence of the do
ings of the Philippine friars, the account
of which would bring the red blood to
the cheek of Boccaccio, and that you
know, is putting it pretty strong. The
report also says that efforts are being
made to keep the documents out of
sight. Now that is useless should the A.
P. A.'s get a smell of them.
BBA'ZIL NEEDS MAGHINEBY.
Field for Yankee Manufacturer)! in
South American Republic.
NEW YORK, Aug. 9.-J. S. Mello, of
Sano Paulo, Brazil, a relative of Presi
dent Manccl Ftrraz de Campos Salles, of
Brazil, has just sailed for Rio de Janeiro
on the steamer Hevlius. Mr. Mello is a
representative of the Agricultural Asso
ciation of Brazil, in the interest of which
he made an extensive tour of this coun
try. His purpose principally was to pur
chase agricultural machinery for use on
the coffee plantations. The planters, he
said, are greatly in need of improved
implements, particularly for the .cleaning
and weeding of coffee. Moder sugar ma
chinery is also needed.
"I have purchased many thousand dol
lars' worth of American machinery," said
Mr. Mello. "Some of the machines have
never been seen in Brazil. The planters,
who already do a large business with the
United States, desire to increase their
trade with this country. There is, how
ever, a serious drawback to this. It is
the absence of an American bank in
Brazil. The establishment of an Ameri
can bank in Brazil would increase trade
with the United States tnree fold."
THE; COMMUNE AGAIN.
William Trant in August Century
On the following morning, Wednesday,
I again sained forth. The first sound that
ten upon my ear was "Vive la Ligne'"
and turning round the corner of myTTweli
ing place were tho soldiers of the line
who for two hours had advanced in sin
gle Lie along the Rue St. Honor. . keeping
close to the houses, thereby finding shel
ter from the mitraille and was poured
against them from a barricade a little
farther on. These bluecoats moved thus
along this narrow street and down that
passage, convolving like a huge serpent
fastening on the city. Everywhere they
went they were received with cheers he
tricolor was hoisted out of the windows
of the great shops, that had been closed
during the last two months After the in
fantry came batteries of artilery, and aft
er these squadrons of cavalry. A halt was
made at the spot (above indicated! whore
I was standing, and the commanding offi
cer a young fellow, smoked a cigarette
and consulted a plan of instructions. Just
then two of his men dragged toward him
a person who, the crowd said, was a com,
munist. "Fusillez-le!" cried out the
throng and the officer (I was ' standing
close to him) said "Oui, fusillez.lcVr I (I
little -thought that before long I should
hear the same command given as regards
myself.) in less time than is occupied in
recording the fact, the poor wretch whs
dragged a few yards away; ere of the me.
put. the muzzle of his chassepot .under
neath the victim's skull, the barrel along
his back; the other soldier stooped and
pulled the trigger; a report, a smoke a
groan, and" with protests of innocence on
his lips the soul of the poor victim passed
A man standing at the corner of a street
heard two officers talking of the bravery
of the troops.. "Yes," said the loiterer
if. your men had fought like that against
the Prussians, all this would not have
happened.", The officer pulled--out mis
pistol and shot him. "Our army has be
haved heroically," said M. Thiers "Wo
execute with the law and by the law."
1 'Where's your boasted liberty?," I askod
/•of a friend, a Frenchman. Taking off his
shoe, he searched the inside of it very
minutely and then said, "It has Keen there
| for the lost two months, but T think it is
! lost now." •■ ■
The method of formal execution by
young cigarette-smoking colonels, as
above indicated." was the usual kind of
execution. The honor of a firing party
was reserved for a few persons of dis
tinction, such,as Milliere, who had resign
ed his seat as deputy for Paris in the
national asse-mblyi; to become a member
of the commune. 'He was placed In front
of the Pantheon, and. with arm raised,
cried, "Vive le .. peuple!" There was a
roll of musketry, a murmur, and he was
dead. As I was walking away from the
sad spectacle I met Air. Holt White, of
the Pall Mall Gazette, who said to me:
"I am sorry I am too late. I wanted
to see Milliere. People say he looks so
much like Jesus Christ." We then wit
nessed a sight that made us both shud
der. Up to the previous day the fight
had been going on beneath a glorious
sun and a cloudless sky. I was astonish
ed to find how few traces .of carnage
were to be seen in the streets. The rea
son was that the sunshine had dried
the blood and it chad become covered
with a concealing layer of fine dust. Now,
however, there had been showers of rain,
and the effect was as if the very stones
of the street were bleeding afresh. Near
the Pantheon, at a spot where several
men had been shot, blood was trickling
in sluggish streams to the gutter. Sol
diers, fatigued with the day's massacre,
reposed on the wet pavement, using it
also as a dining table. We saw them
eating raw meat, which they were too
fatigued to remove from the streams of
blood that trickled about it— sorry
banquet for M. Thiers's "heroes!"
To detail .what I saw during the rest
of the fighting would be to repeat in
effect what is above written. Every
where in the streets dead bodies were ly
ing about. There were no wounded, for
the troops gave no quarter... In ever/
direction the work of death and destruc
tion went on; the human brute unchain
ed, the imbecile wrath, the mad fury
of man devouring his brother man.
Once upon a time a young man with a
stout heart and a crest on his writing
paper entered society and made a close
study ot the society woman.
"With a view to writing a society
novel," he explained in a series of maga
zine articles. ... -_;■..'-:,-'
But long before he had time to write
his novel, for this would taken'some
three weeks,, his observations gave him
an idea for ■ a talking machine, which
brought him 'far more money.
Dear reader", do not scorn literature as
a pursuit; it often leads to something
better. ,\ „7_ • >:p JV; -.
Little TJiing to Worry About.
Philadelphia Record. • V<;-V."
She—Therein 1 knew I had forgotten
something, o -It ■->'.;
He—What is it?,;
She— bathing suit.
He— ■ I wouldn't worry over a little
thins like that. X- 7«V:
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Judge. t; - ■ -■"'■• 7 -.--'-
First British Officer—lt's a pity that
chap De Wet is such a beastly, unintelli
gent brute, donoherknow, or we might
capture 'im. ' - - :
Second British Officer—Ya-as; but 'c's
no soldier, doncherknow;
Detroit Free Press.
"Amiable people arc often so exasper
' "Yes; I wonder if that is what makes
them feel so amiable." rj'-'
OF SOCIAL IN REST
The board of managers of the
Woman's Christian home held its Aug
ust meeting yesterday. Mrs. Parsons
and Mrs. Shirk were appointed visitors
for the month. Meals will be served
on the fair grounds during state fair
week for the benefit of the home. The
following women will have charge:
Monday, Mrs. John A. Swenson and
Mrs. Warner.' People's church; Mrs.
White, First Presbyterian church; Tues
day, Mrs. A. W. Dunning, First Metho
dist church; Wednesday, Mrs. C. E. Van
Duzee, First Baptist church, and Mrs.
Schrieber, Central Presbyterian church;
Thursday, Mrs. Schoch and Mrs. Par
sons, Presbyterian churches; Friday,
Mrs. .Webber and Mrs. Sawyer, Ply
mouth Congregational church; Saturday,
board of managers of Woman's Chris
tian home. '-.v.
Announcement is made of the engage
ment of Miss Emma Nelson, daughter
of Judge R. R. Nelson, of Laurel avenue,
to Rev. George H. Mueller. Mr. Muel
ler was formerly rector of St. Peter's
church, Dayton's bluff. He occupied the
pulpit of Rev. C. D. Andrews,- of Christ
church during the latter's absence in fjie
South. ,:.--: :- : ■-.
Members of the younger St. Paul so
cial set will be the guests at a dancing
party to be given next Tuesday at th-s
Dellwood clubhouse by Mrs. C. E. Smith,
of Marshall avenue, and Mrs. W. G.
Strickland, of Fairmount avenue.
Mrs. Walton I. Mitchell will be the
guest at a luncheon given Tuesday af
ternoon by Mrs. J. B. Hoxsle, of Summit
avenue. Mrs. Mitchell was formerly
Miss Blanche Crawford, of Hagerstown,
The Rebekah Odd Fellows general re
lief committee will meet this evening at
I. O. O. F. hall. Fifth and Wabasha.
Members of said committee from all
lodges are requested to attend.
Mr. and Mrs. M. J. O'Shaughnessv, of
Summit court, have taken the De Cos
ter residence on Summit avenue. They
will move Sept. 1
» * »
Mrs. A. Mark announces the engage
ment of her daughter, Sallie Kaufman,
to Mr. Nathan Rosenbloom, of Frazee,
Miss Jean Cook gave a luncheon
Thursday afternoon at her home on Lin
coln avenue in honor of Miss Una Mc-
Millan, of Minneapolis. A company of
twelve was entertained.
The Home and Foreign Mission Socie-
PIONEERS WILL ATTEND
TERRITORIAL, VETERANS TO MEET
OS STATE FAIR GROUNDS
Sept. 4 Ih the Day They Will Assem
ble at the Leg Cabin—
The Territorial Pioneers of Minnesota,
now numbering about 4,100 persons, in
cluding those living in Minnesota prior
to the admission of the state on May
11, 185S, will gather in largs numbers at
their log cabin on the state fair grounds
next month to exchange greetings, and
those who attended the territorial fairs
of 1855, 1856 and 1857 will ba likely to re
fer to the marvelous changes that have
taken place in Minnesota since those
The log cabin will be the home dur
• ing state fair week of the pioneers, and
all of their friends will be welcome to
The pipe and wampum belt sent with
message by Little Crow to the chief of
the' Chippewas at the time of the In
dian massacre in 1862, a copy of the first
daily paper published at St. Anthony
Falls in 1857, a copy of the first city
directory of St. Anthony and Minneapolis,
published in 1559, and many other inter
esting relics will be on exhibition. Por
traits of Mrs. Van Cleve, who first came
to Minnesota in 1841; Mrs. Gibbs, 1836;
Rev. J. W. Hancock, 1838; Joseph R.
Brown, Capt. John Tapper, Bart Pres
ley, A. Allen, Dr. A. C. Wedge and others
hang on the walls.
' Wednesday, Sept. 4, has been designat
ed as Territorial day, at which time there
may be some special features provided,
but the latch string of the log cabin will
hang out every day of the fair, and all
will be welcome.
N.Robert C. Harper, of Minneapolis, now
over 102 years of age, one of the con
tributors to the building fund of the log
cabin, has expressed his intention of be
ing with the pioneers on that day.
The officers of tho association are J.
S. Pillsbury, president; E. W. Durant,
first vice president; William Pitt Mur
ray, second vice president; E. E.
Hughes, treasurer; M. J. O'Connor, sec
retary. The executive committee con
sists of ,T. S. Pillsbury, M. J. O'Connor,
St. Paul; E. W. Prurant. Stillwater;
John Cooper, St. Cloud; E. F. Berrisford,
St. Paul; B. F. Farmer, Spring Valley;
Charles Kenning, Osceola; John R.
Carey, Duluth; Harrison J. Cobb, Min
neapolis; James E. Tostevin, St. Paul;
Edwin Clark, Minneapolis.
THREE HOUSES BURNED
GASOLINE STOVE RESPONSIBLE
FOR PROPERTY LOSS CMP 96,000.
The explosion' of a gasoline stove
at the home of Stephen Sadorsky, 771 Ire
land street, yesterday afternoon painfully
burned Mrs. Sadorsky and her infant
daughter, and destroyed three houses,
causing a property loss of fully $6,000.
Starting in the kitchen of the Sadorsky
house, a two-story frame building, it
spread to two buildings adjoining, de
stroying them completely. The one at
767 Ire-land street w ras occupied by two
families named Stephens and Landway,
while In a frame building adjoining 769
Ireland street lived two famines by the
name of Markols and Silinsky. The oc
cupants saved little of their household
'. In the Sardosky house the fire destroy
ed $&i ln bills, the money being locked
In a drawer.
TWO MORE CHARGES
FRESH EVIDENCES OK THE GUILT
OK AY. B. BOURNE.
- Walter B. Bourne, former deputy
county auditor, was brought Into the po
lice court yesterday afternoon to answer
to two additional charges of forgery In
which he was accused of forging the
name of A. W. Rowley to two redemp
tion orders, one for $112.90 and the other
for J154.25. County Attorney Kane.' how
ever, stated to the court that he did not
care to proceed in these cases at pres
ent, as he preferred to bring them di
rectly before the grand jury. He was of
the opinion that Bourne was already
held to the grand jury on sufficient
charges, and he did not care to show
up the state's case on the others yet.
Judge Hlne allowed these cases to be
dismissed, and Bourne was taken back to
jail by the sheriff. The three charges on
which Bourne is held to the grand jury
are: Grand larceny in the first degree,
forgery In the second^ degree and falsely
auditing a certificate of redemption. '':':*
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BURNS ARE NOT FATAL.
Fred Wallen Painfully Injured by
Late last night it was stated at St.
Joseph's hospital that Fred Wallen, who
was badly burned at the plant of the St.
Paul Cornice and Roofing company early
Thursday morning, would recover. Wal-
ties of the Central Presbyterian held a
joint meeting yesterday afternoon in the
church parors. Mrs. R. P. Lewis led th".
discussion on foreign work. The home
mission programme was led by Mrs. F.
A. Up ham.
An entertainment -was given last even
ing at the home of, Mrs. J. G. Elmquist,
415 Mount Ida street, for the benefit of
the free bed in Bethesda hospital.
Joseph Elsinger and the Misses Elsln
ger, of Summit avenue, have returned
John Baker Clark, of Davenport, lowa,
is the guest of Dr. and Mrs. Baker, of
Mrs.. James Gilfifillan. of South Ex
change street, is entertaining her daugh
ter, Mrs. Perry Gilfillan, of Butte, Mont.
Rev. and Mrs. James D. Paxton, of
Summit court, are visiting at Lake
George. N. V., for a month.
Rev. E. C. Mitchell, of Summit avenue,
is entertaining Mr. and Mrs. Walton I.
Miss McMlchael, of Iglehart street, is
entertaining Miss Cooper, of Duluth.
Miss Gertrude Miller left last night for
Mr. and Mrs. Cyrus De Coster, of Sum
mit avenue, have taken the Hoxsle resi
dence on Summit avenue and will move
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Rothschild and
son, of Marshall avenue, left last even
ing for Buffalo.
Miss Larkin, of Selby avenue, Is en
tertaining Miss Ida May Lord, of Chi
Mrs. I. W. Denny, of Richmond, Va.,
and Mrs. E. L. Jones, of Milwaukee,
are the guests of Mrs. Gates A. Johnson,
of Sherburne avenue.
Mrs. Charles E. Hazen. of Hartford,
Conn., is the guest of Mrs. Geer, of
Mrs. Mary M. Elleret, of Aurora ave
nue, is entertaing her brother, William
R. Jones, of Newcastle, Pa.
Mrs. F. W. Campbell, of Holly avenue,
is entertaining Mrs. E. W. Campbell and
Miss Mac Louise Campbell, who have
just returned from abroad.
Mrs. Walter J. Sanborn, of the Aber
deen, has returned from New York.
Mrs. Bell, of Summit avenue, la en
tertaining Miss Armstrong, of Meno
Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Knox, of Summit
avenue, have returned from a trip to
the Pacific coast.
The executive committee of Ramsey
County W. C. T. U. will meet this after
noon with Mrs. Herman W. Phillips, of
len, who was a fireman at the works,
was attempting to light the furnace and
in doing so poured a small can of gaso
line over the coals.
An explosion followed and he was badly
burned. He ran to a tank half filled with
water and t-.rew himself into it, with the
result that he saved himself from being
burned to death.
DEATH ENDED SUFFERING
LITTLE HELEN TRITCHEUER FA
TALLY BURNED AT FESSENDEN.
The body of little Helen B. Tritchler
six years of age, lies at Amort & Co.'s
undertaking rooms, 122 Washington ave
nue south. Minneapolis, where the funeral
will be held at noon today. Little Helen
lived with her parents in this city.
With her mother she had been visiting
friends at Fessenden, N. D. Last
Wednesday while playing with other
children of her own age, they procured
some matches, and in a moment the
summer dress of the little girl was
ablaze. When the flames were extin
guished Helen had been horribly burned.
To save her life It was necessary to
hurry her to the best doctors in Minne
apolis. The suffering little girl was
placed J aboard the Soo line train, and
then a race began with death. The run
ning time was shaved as much as possi
ble by the train crew, who became Inter
ested in the little girl's case, and were
charmed by her fortitude and patient suf
fering. When within sight of Minneapo
lis, almost within the sight of medical
aid, the spark of life went out. Short
services will be held at the undertaking
rooms at noon today, and the casket"
will then be brought over to Hope
church, where another service will be
held. Interment will be at Oakland.
TO GATHER AT LAKE COMO.
Natives of aid riser," Norway, to
■ Hold Conclave in September.
A Unique meeting will take place at
Lake Como Sunday, Sept. 8, when *he
so-called "Valdrlser" will hold their an
nual conclave, Vaidrls is a district in
Norway, widely known for its legends
and sturdy people. In the advancement
of the country men of Valdris have
played an Important part. It was about
two years ago that a meeting was held
In Decora lowa, when men born m
Valdris organized an association. There
is a great number of Valdris men in
the Norwegian settlements of the North
west, and it is expected there will be a
large attendance at the meeting.
Canton Band (lulling,
The Ohio State band, of Canton the
home of President McKlnley, and in
which tihe chief executive takes great
pride, will arrive In St. Paul this after
noon from the n,ast, and they will stop
at the Windsor. The band, which num
bers forty musicians, will leave for Seat
tle tonight, where they are billed to play
at the exposition Which will be opened
shortly in that city.
Labor roubles in Montana.
The president of the Trades and Labor
assembly in this city received a telegram
last night from George L. Elliott, chair
man of the Trades and Labor assembly
of Missoula, Mont., stating that there
was trouble there on the depot, and ask
ing 'him to warn the men that Deck &
Co. were misrepresenting facts.
Preparing lor the Kent.
Tin- National German-American Bund
met In Mozart 'null last night, when the
various committees reported that ar
rangements for the festival, to be held
Sept. i, were progressing satisfactorily.
ARE EN ROUTE TO MANILA.
Shipload of live Hundred School
.■>!»' anti.l Reaches Honolulu.
HONOLULU, July 31, via Victoria, B.
C, Aug. The ship J. J. Brown, seven
ty-six days out from Newcastle, arrived
today in good condition. She had a rough
voyage, and put Into Tahiti on account
of a leak.
The United States transport Thomas,
having on board over 500 school teachers
bound for the Ph...pplnes, arrived here
today from San Francisco. She will take
coal here and will probably continue her
journey on Aug. 11. 7777'
The San Francisco ship Empire?, Capt.
Knlcke, was burned last Friday off
Mahuknna, Hawaii, and is a total loss.
She arrived at Mahukona on the 84th,
after a voyage of fifty-six days from
Newcastle, with a cargo of coal. On the
morning of the 26th it was discovered tin
coal was on fire. After exhausting every
effort to save the cargo, the captain and
crew landed in their small boat.
The sessions, of the territorial legisla
ture came to an end Monday, July 39,
when both houses adjourned sine ill--. The
unpaid bills, on account of which acting
Gov. Cooper extended the special session
called to consider appropriations, were
provided for in a bill sitting aside money
to pay them and was promptly signed.
The legislature refused to consider the
matter of a bond issue which also was
presented to them by the acting gov
ernor for consideration in the extended
Off the Stngrc of Action.
Brown—Your business partner seems to
take the light-hearted view of things.
Jones— he does; If he knew We
were to fail next week he'd draw funds
today and go off on a summer vacation.
Elwood, Neb.— terrific wind, rain and
hall storm swept over Gosper . county.
Neb., Thursday night and caused much
damage. Many farm buildings were de
AFTEBNOON NEWS CONDENSED.
Columbus, Ohio—The Cincinnati Com
mercial Tribune company increased Its
capital stock from $210,000 to $400,000.
Buffalo—Senor Vicuna, the Chilean min
ister, who Is ill In this city, i.s reportetd
much worse, and the:e is now but littla
hope of his recovery.
New York—The announcement Is made
th.it Maurice Grau has engaged Edouard
de Reszke tor the coming season of grant
opera in this country. Sybil Sanuerson
has also been engaged for the season.
Tien Tain— Mie has returned here
and professes to have killed or dispersed
hundreds of Boxers and brigands.' The
harvest prospects in southwest districts
of the province of Chi Id and in th prov
ince of Ho Nan are excellent.
Colorado Springs, Col.—Vice President
Roosevelt visited the Portland mine at
Cripple Creek. He descended I.OCO ftc-t
into the . arth. He will lay the Y. M. c.
A. building corner stone, and probably
will remain In this city on week.
Wilkesbarre, Pa. Frank Wallace was
arreigncd before I 'nit. . States Com
missioner Hahn, charged with sending a
"green goods letter"- to J. D. Smith, of
Dorri ton. this county. In default of
$S,OCC ball, he was committed to jail.
Detroit—lt is likely that the Detroit
Shipbuilding company will build three of
til. steel steamers for the Ch'.cigo '.Trans
portation company, if the contracts gj 10
the shipyard trust. It is likely p,ae yar.is
will be ready for new contracts by" J&n.
Chicago—Union steel workers in South
Chicago tonight voted to donate 5 r>r
cent of their wages to the strikers as long
as the strike may last. W-hether ttiey
will strike in obedience to the Amalga- -
mate,i association will be decided Sun.
Chattanooga, Term.— Patrii Walsh, on*
of the most prominent manufacturers in .
the South, and senior member of th.- tiim
of Walsh & Widener, and a brother of
Rev; Fat. Walsh, a noted Catholic di
vine, dropped dead at his home from
Chicago petition in quo warranto
proceedings attack tie: the c nstl i ti on il.ty
of the chapter of the People a Gas, Light
and Coke company, was entered In Judge
luley's court here. The petltiton is
signed by Charles 3. Deneen, state's at
torney of Cook county.
Watertown N. V.—The American Canaj
association is holding Its twenty-second
meeting at Mudlunta Island anions the
rhousand islands. The meeting lasts un
til Aug 23. There are 230 members pres
ent, and the meeting pwnlses to be the
largest In the history of the assieiation.
Brussels—The Soir says Prince Albert
of Belgium, nephew of King Leopold
had -i narrow escape while itding in a
motor Thursday. The motor ran Into a
ditch and turned over, with the prince
underneath it. He was extracted and
sustained no injury, except some bruis. s
Premerhaven — The German steamer
Palatla, which sailed from Tsin-Tau
June 11, with the remains of Baron yon
Ketteler, the German minister at IV
kin, who was murdered in the early days
of the Chinese trouble, on board, arrivi d
here, and Baron yon Ketteler's body was
Chicago—A carload of workmen im
ported to fill vacancies at the Fraz»r ,v
Chalmers plant, caused by a strike of
the machlnsts and the molders, arrived
here today. Pickets surround, the
works but the new men were guarded by
police and marched into the main build
ing without molestation.
Medicine Lodge, Kan David Nation,
through his attorney, brought suit for a
divorce from his wife, Mrs. Carrie Na-
Hon, the temperance crusader. Th pe
titioner, who is now visiting in Iberia
Ohio, alleges that his wife held him up
to public ridicule, neglected her family
duties and abandoned his home.
Washington Nicaragua is left for the
present without a single banking Institu
tion, through a ruling of the supreme
court of Nicaragua that the London
Bank of Central America, limited, ha no
legal status In that country, according to
a report to the state department from
Consul Corsby at San Juan del Norte.
Chicago—George H. Phillips, speak
ing lor his firm whioh recently suspended
operations on the board of trade because
of confusion or' accounts, declared that
every customer having a claim agiinst
the company will be paid In full. Notices
of thrir accounts with the concern will
be mailed customers within a da or two.
Ogdenburg, N. V,—Joseph Carberry, of
Buffalo, an organizer sent here by Pres
idem <»' efe, of the International Long
mien's association, to try and settle
the -Hike with the Rutland Transit com
pany, was positively refused an audi, n-e
by President P. C. Clement, of the Rut
land Railroad and Transit company to
Charlotte. Mich.—A westbound passen
ger train on the Grand Trunk cradvd
Into a freight train on a siding near here
and the engines and tenders of both
trains were demolished. Engineer Lane
of the passenger train, had an arm and'
leg broken. None of the passengers was
Injured. An open switch was the cause
of the accident.
Tampa, Fla.— The members of the Re
slstencia Cigarmakers' union, whose lead
ers have hi' I. deported by the citizens
arc circulating a petition direct to trie
president of the Centro Espanol, asking
that he call a special meeting of tho
<', ntro to take action demanding that the
case be taken up at once by the Spanish
minister at Washington.
Woods' Hole, Mass.—The battleships
Alabama, Kearsarge and Massachusetts
passed Woods' Hole, on their way to an
anchorage above Nobaka, where they will
receive on board an equipment for uiro.
less telegraphy. The ships nave been en
gaged In target practice off No Man's
Land, and in a day or two will proceed
to Nantucket for further maneuvers,
Chicago—The project of consolidating
passenger ship lines running on Lake
Michigan has again been tiken ui> !>v
capitalists Interested in present lines A
number of them have declared them,
selves in favor of the plan, and it is ex
pected decisive action will be taken nt
this end of tile excursion 3eason. in the
event of a combine, non i but llrat-class
boats will be used.
i'.dmburgr.-The court of session has
dismissed the claim of the Free Church
of Scotland against the United Free
church. Tin plaintiffs arc a minority
who refused to participate ln the union
-.I the free church and the United Pie-i
--byterian church. The latter claimed all
property and funds of the former from
ciate of union and asked for the rescind
ing of the acts of the united assembly.
Cleveland As a result of the proceed
ings Instituted by Attorney General
Sheets to wind up the affairs of th<;
Guarantee Savings and Loan company,
of this city, the offices of the company
were not opened for business. Tic- com
pany, it is said, will take advantage of
Lho law-requiring sixty days' notice from
depositors. Meantime the deficit will be
made good. It is believed, ami the busi
New York— Rebecca Ann McDonald of
am ton, N. v.. ls said to be prepar-
Ing to enter suit to receiver property in
the city, tin- value of which is estimated
at dOO.OCO. Two hundred and elfihiy prop
erty owners are said to he involved. Tho
claims will be made under Che will of Ja
cob T. An!, who died in ISO 3. He own
ed what was then known as the Arden
farm, situated on the east side of Man
London—At the Mansion house police
court, James .Mac-Donald, a waiter, was
remanded on his own confession, on the
cnarge of stealing JSOO. Mac Donald pro
teoses to have robbed the Western Lum
ber company, of Portland, Or. Ho says ho
spent his share of the proceeds In Chi
cago and Germany, and Is anxious to bo
repatriated. The United States embassy
cabled an Inquiry on the subject to
ADVERTISED FOR A HUSBAND.
Then Her Xew-Found Strain Stole
Some Two Thousand Dollars
LONDON, Aug. o.—Franz yon Bersrer
(also known as Dr. Emil Blum. Egnon E.
Borgcs, the Marquis do San Nicola and
Baron yon Ntlde-ndorff). who was extra
dited from the United States recently on
the charge of having stolen a check for
£5-13 from a woman whom he met
through a matrimonial advertisement In
Holland, was remanded for a week
at Bow street police court, after Helen
Creydt, the woman In question, had tes
die l in regard to the alleged theft of her
check and a bank cashier had Identified
Yon Berger as the man who cashed tho
Miss I r. yi'.t. who Is a Germ gov
erness, advertised for a husband, an 1
Yon Berger replied, representing him
self as a professor of Harvard univer
sity. She testified that the prisoner m
duced hrr to come to Cologne and thence
to London, where he arranged a bog.is
Yon Berger, cross-examining Miss
Creydt, tried to make her say that sho ,
indorsed the check, but this she flatly
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