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VOL. XXV.—NO. 36.
HAD A SHORT SESSION
Members of the Legislature Defer Business Until This
Morning, When the Governor's Message
Will Be Ready.
DUNN GIVES GRAFTERS A SEVERE JOLT
The election of its officers, the report
of the committee on mileage, the' ar
rangement for a joint session of the
house and senate for the reception of
the governor's message and adjournment
until 10 o'clock this morning, in honor
of the memory of its dead member, J. W.
Toirey. was. in brief, the. work accom
plished at ihe first session of the house
yesterday morning.
The Initial session of the house was al
most without incident. The preliminary
work of organization had been intrust
ed to Speaker DowlLng and Capt C. D.
Allen, chairman of the committee on
judiciary, and the plan' mapped out by
them was carried out without a hitch.
The old officers present were re-elected
£nd vacancies filled without the slight
est deviation from the slate. The ad
journment in deference to the memory
of Representative Torrey, which other
wise would have been taken later, was par
ticularly welcome to a majority of the
members, who wished to get together on
st mo concerted plan of action and result
ed in the consummation of the prelim
inary plans without the registration of a
single negative vote.
"When the house was called to order
shortly after 11 o'clock by Speaker
Dowling, the only absentees were Whit
ford, Dealy, Ali'ord, Burg. Pugh and
Mallory. The first two arrived before
adjournment, and Messrs. Pugh and Mal
lory, who had gone to Duluth to vote, re
turned last evening. The galleries were
comfortably filled and it was with con
siderable difficulty that the buzz at
tendant upon the exchange of greetings
between members and employes was
stilled.
The speaker honored the minority side
of the house by requesting .representa
tive I'mland, St. Paul, to act as tem
porary secretary. The formality of roll
call concluded, Representative Alien of
fered a resolution covering th-e re-elec
tion of the old officers. The resolution
did not include the speaker, and Repre
sentative I^aybourne secured t.»e injec
tion of Bowlings name on a plea cf
safety. Mr. l.aybourne said that while
the speaker is undoubtedly elected for
two years or for the duration of the hie
of the house to guard against a pos
sible legal objection in the future, it
WOUiJ be the better part of discretion to
forestall disaster to the enactments of
the legislature by formally re-electing
Mr. Dowling.
OLD OFFICIALS ARE
ALL RE-ELECTED.
The resolution adopted by a formal
vote elected ihe following officials:
Speaker, M. J. Dowling; chief clerk,
Julius Sctamal; W. EL Verity, first as
sistant clerk; Jens Arneson, second as
sistant clerk; W. \V. Wall, engrossing
clerk; Frank A. Holcomb, enrolling
clerk; E. W. Melendy, assistant ■enroll
ing clerk and postmaster; Edward Fan
ning, s> rgeant-at-arms; Swan Johnson,
assistant seregeant- at-arms; Rev. Harry
Vv". Knowles, chaplain. Postmaster Me
lendy at once announced the reappoint
ment of his assistant, Mrs. Franklin V.
Lee, of Rush City.
The only changes made in the official
roster were the appointments of W. E.
Verity, to replace First Assistant Clerk
George Spear, and Swan Johnson Vice
Assistant Seregeant-at-Arms Gray, who
received an appointment under tho
railroad and warehouse commission.
The mileage - committee distinguished
itseif by more than its usual promptitude.
The speaker announced that the com
mittee appointments of the regular ses
sion will stand ana wii^n two minutes
the assistant clerk was on his feet read
ing the report of the mileage committee,
which is the members first brearf into
the public treasury.
Representative Dunn, chairman of tiie
committee or. rules, caused a ripple of
laughter and distinguished himself as the
one member who refused ias bit. Mr.
Dunn was the only member of tne St.
Paul delegation allowed mileage by the
committee. He lives in the First ward
and the committee generously allowed
him two miles, amounting to 20 cents.
Mr. Dunn moved to amend me report to
the extent that his name be stricken.
He explained his motion on the ground
that since ne was the only St. Paul mem
ber allowed mileage he did not wish to
inspire the envy of his colleagues by ac
cepting a good thing denied tnem. Mr.
Dunn also secured the adopi.on of the
rules cf the regular session as tne tem
porary rules of the session extraord
inary.
MEMORIAL RESOLUTIONS
ARE ADOPTED.
A special committee consisting or
Messrs. Jacobson. Roberts and Dorsey
conferred with a similar committee from
the senate and jointly paid tne respects
of the legislature to Gov. Van Sant, and
Invited him to deliver his message to a
joint session at 10:30 this morning. The
governor acquiesced, and put the finishing
touches to his epistle, of aDout 4,wt>
words, at 5 o'clock last night. The last
business of the session was the adoption
of wie memorial resolutions presentd by
Representative Sherman S. Smun, of
Minneapolis.
Whereas. That grim and relentless mes
senger, Death, has removed from our
midst a respected member of this body,
the Hon. J. \V. Torrey, of Meeker county;
and,
Whereas, He was held in the highest
confidence and regard by his fellow mem
ber.-;; therefor.' be it.
Resolved, That the sincere sympathy of
this house is extended to the bereaved
family, and that as a mark of respect to
his memory the* house do now adjourn
Be it further
■Resolved, That these resolutions be
spread upon the record of this house,
and the chief clerk be instructed to tend
a copy to the family of the departed
member.
GRAFT SYSTEM
GETS SEVERE JOLT
REPRESENTATIVE DUXX*PRESENTS
f'i PLAN FOR ELIMINATING
■i - ■ - GRATUITIES.
• Representative W. W. Dunn and his
house committee on rules, with the co-
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operation of Speaker Dowling, yesterday
aimed what is believed will be a decisive
blow at the time-honored "graft" system.
The organization rules which the com
mittee will report to the house tMs morn
ing provide for a saving of $58.50 per day
in clerk hire and $2,150 in gratuities.
The rule covering the employes is a
modification of the old rule, and while It
provides liberally for the proper transac
tion of the house's business, it cuts out
all dead timber and is calculated to be
iron-clad against the gratuity graft.
There is practically no change in the
number of doorkeepers, cloak room keep
ers or pages, and a reading clerk is pro
vided for, but the long list of so-called
special clerks is relegated to a place on
the salary list as obscure as In the old
days were its service to the house.
The rules do not provide for the ap
pointment of any committee clerks, and
in place of the special clerks there is
provision for a general clerk, to be under
the direction of the speaker. The com
mittee clerks are to be replaced by three
expert stenographers, to be assigned to
the committees as needed, by the com
mittee on legislative expenses. The
change from clerks to stenographars, be
side effecting a saving of $r>o per day, la
calculated to be popular with the mem
bers. At the regular session only one
stenographer was employed. Most of her
time was taken up with the work of one
important committee, and other commit
tees and members were frequently com
pelled to send important copying and the
preparation of legislative papers to out
side stenographers.
The rule against gratuities is more
stringent" than the one proposed by Mr.
Dunn and adopted at the regular ses
sion. Whan the r?gular session convened
Mr. Dunn secured the adoption of a rule
prohibiting increases in employes' sal
aries and gratuities at th e close of tT5e
session. Unfortunately for Mr. Dunn's
good intentions, when the house came to
adjourn he ran into the two-thirSs vote
suspension rule; his anti-graft rule was
given s back seat and all the employes
were let into the state's strong box to
the tune of from $50 to $200 each. This
time he purposes to beat the two-thirds
vote scheme by providing that no gratui
ties shf.ll be granted except by the unan
imous consent of the house.
Aside from its report on the joint rules
covering the proposed legislation, the
report which the house committee will
ask adopted this morning is as follows:
We, your committee on rules and joint
rules, beg leave to report and recommend
that the rules of the thirty-second ses
sion, from and including Rule 1 down
to and including Rule 61, also Rules C 3
and 64. be adopted as the permanent
rules of the house, and in addition there
to that Rule 62 read as follows:
62. The speaker shall appoint employes
with compensat on as follows: 1 janitor,
at $3 per day; 3 doorkeepers, at $3 per
day; 1 gallery keeper, at $3 per day; 3
keepers of cloak rooms, at $3 per day;
1 file clerk, at $3 per day; 7 pages, al
$2.50 per day; 1 assistant, to have charge
of all committee rooms, at $3 per day; 1
reading clerk, at $7 per day; 1 general
clerk, who shall be under the direction
of the speaker, at $5 per day; 3 stenog- |
raphers. subject to assignment by the j
committee on legislative expensss, at a !
salary of $3 per day. The postmaster j
shall appoint an assistant at a salary
of $5 per day.
Rule 6? shaH not be construed as au
thorizing the employment or appoint
ment of any employes named therein in
case any employe has been appointed or
authorized to be appointed or engaged by
this house for such position by any rule
or resolution heretofore adopted. No
employe of this house shall receive any
pay for any time prior to date of appoint
ment, and no gratuity shall be paid to
any employes of the house or othor per
son except by unanimous consent of thft
house.
GENERAL LEGISLATION
TO BE BARRED
JOINT COMMITTEE OX RILES PRO
POSES SOME IMPORTANT
CHANGES. '
The joint committee en rules yester
day afternoon attempted to put up the
bars against general legislation and at
the same time provide for the accomoda
tion of the senators and representatives
who are clamoring for local and cura
tive acts.
If the committee's report is adopted by
the respective houses this morning, the
lieutenant governor and the speaker will
be called upon each to appoint a special
standing committee of five members, of
ficially designated as "committee on the
reception of bills.' The rules will be en
tirely new and will be known as Nos.
68 and 69 in the senate regulations and
as Nos. 65 and 66 in the house rule book.
The first new rule covering the sub
ject of permissable legislation is broad
enough to suit most of the legislators
and still strict enough to prevent the
prostitution of the tax bill session to a
heterogeneous mass of bills framed for
leg pulling purposes. It provides for
bills on the subject of taxation, curative
acts, local legislation, matters recom
mended by the governor and leaves an
other loop hole for the introduction of
general legislation through the machin
ery of the time honored two-thirds or
suspension of the rules vote.
The bright particular feature of the
rules is the provision of a reception com
mittee to pass on all bills before the;/
are committed to th.c houses. It shall
be its duty to report for the considera
tion of its branch, all bills submitted to
it, that come under either of the enum
erated classes. One exception is made.
Local bills objected to by a member from
the affected district shall be reported for
indefinite postponement and the same
fate is provided for bills not in the fa
vored classes, unless taken up by a two
thirds vote.
The concluding clause of the new ruled,
if adopted, puts an end to the scheme
to make'the tax bill a special ordeT and
railroad it through. It provides that all
bills shall be referred to the proper regu
lar standing committee. The rules for
both houses are identical with the sola
WEDNESDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 5, 1902.—TEN PAGES.
exception of the respective designations,
and are as follows:
Rule No. 68.—N0 bill shall be considered
unless it refers to the subject of taxa
tion, or unless the subject of such bill
is called to the attention of the legis
lature by the governor for its action, or
unless said !bill is a curative act, or Is
local in its effect.
Rule No. 69.—There shall be a commit
tee consisting of five members of the
senate, to be appointed by the president
of the senate, which committee shall be
known as the "committee on the recep
tion of bills."
Whenever a bill, other than one on the
subject of taxation shall be Introduced
into the senate, it shall be referred to the
committee on reception of bills.
It shall be the duty of the committee on
reception of bills to report for the consid
eration of the senate, any bill referred
to it which it shall find to come within
any of the classes mentioned in rule 68;
provided, that if a bill which is local in
its effect shall be ob ected to by any
member from a district which is effected
by such bill, it shall be reported by said
committee for indefinite postponement.
Any bill which shall be found by said
committee not to be included in any of
the classes referred to in rule 68 shah be
reported by said committee for indefinite
postponement by the senate.
No bill shall be considered after the re
port of the committee on the reception of
bills is received, unless such committee
demands it for consideration; or unless
two-thirds of the members vote for the
reception and consideration of such bill.
The committee on the reception of bills
shall report back to the senate with its
recommendation, or for indefinite post
ponement, any bill referred to it. which
report shall be made by said committee
not later than the next day when the
senate is in session after the day upon
which such bills shall have been referred
to said committee.
All bills upon the subject of taxation,
and all bills recommended for the con
sideration of the senate by the committee
on the reception of bills, and all bills
received for consideration for a two
thirds vote of the members as aforesaid,
shall be referred by the president of the
senate to the proper standing committee.
SENATE UNDER WAY
OXLV ROLTiNE BUSINESS WAS
TRANSACTED AT OPENING
SESSION
NO MILEAGE IN SIGHT YET
Available Fnnds Appear to Have-
Been Corralled by Honse—For
mer Officer* Reappointed
by Resolution.
The Minnesota senate assembled yea
terday in special session for the third
time in the history of the state, and after
the organization of the body and the
election of officers an adjournment was
taken until this morning, when the sen
ate will go into joint session with the
house to listen to the reading of the
giivtrnor's message.
The proceedings yesterday morning
Continued on Tenth Page.
THE BEGINNING OF THE EXTRA SESSION OF THE LEGISLATURE.
i 1 '^ ~^ mj -_ ti ZZTZZTI
BIG VICTORY
FOR SCHLEY
PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT'S DECIS
" ION WILL UPHOLD
, DEWEY
SO SAYS GOOD AUTHORITY
Will Declare That Admiral Scl<lc.v
Was In Command of the Amer
ican Fleet at San- .
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I
DECISION EXPECTED MONDAY
Special to The Globe.
WASHINGTON, Feb. t 4.—President
Roosevelt is said to have, told a prom
inent visitor that he had practically
made up his mind concerning two im
portant points involved in the appeal of
Rear Admiral Schley. According to this
report, the president is convinced that
Sehley'was in command of the Amr-rican
fleet during the battle of I Santiago, al
though rhe did not exercise his authority
to the fullest extent, it is,also said that
the president believes that the offenses
prior to July I, 1893, with which Schley is
now charged by the navy department,
.were condoned by the department until
after the public had given him the credit
for the victory at Santiago.
The naval officers with whom the presi
dent consulted until late yesterday after
noon regarding the Schley appeal refuse
to discuss their session with the presi
dent. One of them, however, told an
intimate friend that the questions put
them by Mr. Roosevelt indicated that lie
.believed that Schley succeeded to the
command of the fleet as soon as Ad
miral Sampson was out of signal dis
tance, and that he believed other of
ficers in the navy had been remiss to
their duty in that they had failed to call
Schley to account for j his disobedience
until after he had been recognized as the
hero of Santiago. ' .^
These two points are regarded by Ad
miral Schley's friends as the chief points
involved in the great naval dispute. They
say if the president maintains this posi
tion in his answer to the admiral's ap
peal that it will be an overwhelming vic
tory for Schley. V
President Roosevelt will, make public
his decision in the Schley appeal the first
of next week, according to Secretary
Cortelyou. Tv - • '■:
Today Mr. Cortelyou admitted that the
president had begun work on his answer
to; the appeal, 'but he said that' there
were several important points to be
cleared up. and that he did not think the
work would be finished in time to-be
made public this week, '^r^.-^rtejtjrpu
saicTlt was his impressioiiTOatr^thi'^nai
verdict in the case would come Monday
or Tuesday. ■ ■■'•** • "•.-■-'* -■--■
ARRESTED IN CHICAGO
RECORDER OF MINNESOTA VILLAGE
CHARGED WITH THEFT.
Special <o The Giulte.
CHICAGO, Feb. 4.—Charged with the
theft of village funds, C. E. Stein, prom
inent in sociar circles, and recorder ct
the village of Chisholm in St. Louis coun
ty, Minnesota, Is under arrest here.
Stein disappeared from Chisholm on
the morning of Jan. 25. Shortly after, it
is a,.eged, it was found that *i6O of the
village funds intrusted o him was miss
ing.
Since the incorporaticn of the village in
July of last year, Stein had been record
er. The $160 missing represented the full
amount of money in the treasury of the
village.
In a cell at detective headquarters
Stein denied the charge against him.
Deputy Sheriff Bates, of St. Louis coun
ty, arrived in Chicago and took charge of
the alleged fugitive today.
Roll Call in the House, .
INDORSE ROBT. A. SMITH
Three Hundred Business Men Organize Non-Partisan
Club Last Night to Support Him
For Mayor.
MEMBERS ADDRESSED BY D. W. LAWLER
The Robert A. Smith Business Men's
club was organized at Raudenbush hall
last evening with a membership of nearly
300, which it is expected will be more
than doubled before the next meeting.
The organization is essentially one of
business men and is made up of repre
sentatives of all lines of commercial in
dustry and of all political parties. It is
non-partisan and even non-political m
its character, having for its sole purpose
the re-election of Robert A. Smith as
mayor, regardless of politics. The of
ficers thus far elected are John.W.
Owens, president; Reuben Warner Jr.,
Harry Wagner and Edward Murnane,
vice presidents, and Stanley Haigh, sec
retary.
Notwithstanding the extremely cold
and disagreeable weather the hall was
well filled when the meeting was called
to order by J. W. Owens. Mr. Owens,
whose political convictions as a .Repub
lican are well known, said in stating the
purpose of the gathering, that it was
not a political meeting and Its purpose
was not the formation of a political club.
It was a gathering of the friends of
Robert A. Smu~ whose object, regardless
of their political convictions, was to or-
WEST TAKES STAND
MAX ACCUSED OF MURDER TESTI
FIES IN HIS OWN
- - BEHALF
SAYS MARCH WAS AGGRESSOR
Defendant Tells Connected and Co.
Uerent Story of Hi* Relations
Will, the Man He
Shot.
Special to The Globe.
GRAND FORKS, N. D., Feb. 4.— W.
E. West was placed on the stand this
morning to testify in his own behalf,
and he occupied the witness stand all
day, with the exception of a short time
in the morning, which was given to ihe
collection of some fag ends of testimony.
Am»-\ng the witnesses called before the
defendant was his father, who was call
ed for the purpose of impeaching the tes
timony of a witness for the state as to
a conversation to which he had testified.
The old gentleman is very feeble, but his
answers were given in a tirm tone, and
he spoke readily.
The defendant was then callod, and in
the breathless stillness of the court room
he told of his relations with me March
family, and of the trouble he had with
March about ten days before the shoot
ing. He had known the family all sum
mer, having boarded at the same hotel,
and while not on very intimate terms
with March their relations were friend
ly. On Nov. 20 the first clash occur/ed.
March asked West what he meant by
writing letters reflecting on March's sis
ter-in-law, Eileen Cavanaugh. West de-
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ganize to further the re-election of
Robert A. Smith as mayor of the city.
On motion a committee of five was
appointed by the temporary chairman to
report upon permanent organization.
This committee was as follows: J. W.
Crosson, real estate; H. J. Korff, Charles
"Williams, Reuben Warner Jr., W. H.
McVvade. This committee reported
recommending the board of officers
named above and by unanimous vote
they were elected.
While the committee was preparing its
report, D. W. Lawler was called upon to
address the meeting and, taking the plat
form, spoke, In part, as follows:
" j.our chairman, in explaining the pur
poses of this meeting has given voice to
a sentiment which I believe to be general
in this community, and in fact through
out the United States. The people of this
country are coming to feel that partisan
ship and party politics must be sent to
the rear when it comes to a local elec
tion. Tariff and the money question can
have nothing to do with local politics in
St. Paul and it seems to me remarkable
that for so many years intelligent men
did permit partisanship to rule in local
political affairs. It is only once in a cen
tury and perhaps not that often that the
setilemen. of some great national ques-
nled having done so, and stated to the
jury that the accusation was false, as
he had the best of feeling for the girl,
though he did not know her well/ It
was at this time that March threatened
to kill him, as Mrs. Connors had testi
fied yesterday.
He then went into the story c.f the
affrays in which March said he had bfcen
engaged. Witness said that Marci had
told him of the various sights which
other witnesses had testified, and that
he had also heard others talk of thVm
and of March as a dangerous man. There
were two or three meetings prior to
Nov. 30, and on each occasion March
had threatened him with violence. Oiee,
to get away from him, witness hn<l gone
into his own room and closed this door.
He bought a revolver and told the fact
to persons who, he thought, would in
form March, hoping that the knowledge
■would tend to keep March away from
Mm.
The story of the meeting in the Vves
cott on the fatal night was told, and ol
the departure of West for the Dacolah.
There March followed him and asked
him if he had a gun. On receiving the
answer "Ncv" March said: "Well, you'd
better get one, for you'll need it,' and
with that March had struck him t" the
floor. Then March had tried to set the
revolver, and, when witness kicked
March kicked and struck him until Wood
pulled him off. West got to his feet and
started to escape, but pulled his re
volver to protect himself. He saw March
take a step toward him, and in order
to stop him he. fired.
This is in substance the story of the
prisoner. It was well told, the witness
speaking simply and directly, and talk
ing straight to the point. He was some
what nervous at times, and frequently
spoke in such a low tone that his words
were almost inaudible.
The direct examination was concluded
at 4 o'clock, and the cross-examination
began. The prisoner was asked to give
an account of himself for several years
past, and did so, telling of his being en
gaged in farm -work for some years in
the Southwest, and also in "ranching and
prospecting. Then the occurrences in this
city were taken, and the result was prac
tically a repetition of the statements al
ready made. The main testimony of the
defense is now nearly all in. The case
is far from over, however, as there will
be considerable rebuttal testimony.
HUGO BYJICHT VOTES
AGAIX DEFEATS TRIELSEN BTDfcS.
PERATELY XARROW MARGIN
Fight Was Hot. With Heart.Break.
i»S Finish—Trnelnon Will Con
test—Democrats Gain
In Conncil.
Special to The Globe.
DULUTH, Feb. I—Mayor T. W. Hugo
was re-elected over hia old opponent,
former Mayor Henry Truelsen today after
one of the hottest campaigns in" the
city's history, by a plurality of eight
votes. Five of the eight aldermen elected
are Democrats. The finish was heart
breaking, and throughout the evening the
Hugo and Truelsen adherents in turn had
ieason to believe their candidate had
won. Not until the last precinct of
last ward had reported officially was the
result definitely known. It is certain that
Truelsen will demand a recount, and it
is very likely that another contest will"
be instituted, as many Democrats believe
enough votes may have been erroneously
counted to give their candidate victory
if thrown out. The total vote cast ap
proximates 7,000. Two years ago about
6,500 votes were polled, of which Hugo
had a plurality of six over Truelsen.
A contest was instituted, but the majority
was not cut down.
In aldermanic contests Dr. Cullom suc
ceeds a Republican In the First ward.
Krumaeis, Democrat, succeeds ■ himself.
Mannheim, Democrat,: succeeds President
Cromwell, Republican, in Third. ■■ Tre
: villion, Republican, re-elected in Fourth.
' W. E. McEwen Republican in
Fifth. Olson, Republican, succeeds him
! self in Sixth. Haven, Republican, re
elected .; in ■ Seventh, and Kern succeeds a
Republican in the Eighth. This makes
the political complexion of i the new coun
cil eight Democrats and an equal number
of Republicans. Result is a general sur
prise, as Hugo was expected to have 300
plurality, and only three Democratic al
dermen were thought to staid a chance
iw «ie©ti<>afc r -
tion can affect the personal affairs of the
. inuividual voter and while we may strug
gle hard for the election of our party
candidates the result whatever it may be
is much the same to the individual.
I Whichever party is successful the na
tional government is safe and the gen
eral national policy is maintained. It la
i not co in the management of uiose great
J business departments of the city, tne
police, fire and school departments.
"I am glad to see here this evening so
many whom I know and particularly
glad to see so many who belong to the
opposite party to the one witn which I
have usually been identitieJ. Our
primary purpose in being here is to ex
press our confidence and esteem for a
man who has lived here a lifetime and
j for nearly a half century has been iden
tified with the public affairs of this city,
a man of unspotted personal character
1 and unblemished record as a public of
! ficer. That you have so many of you
| left your comfortable homes on a night
j like this to come here att^su your ln
j terest in the re-election of Robert A.
Smith. No matter who we may choose
for treasurer or for comptroller or for
any of the other offices let us elect
Robert A. Smith as our mayor."
All present signed the membership roll
before the gathering dispersed.
BRITISHERS ARE ANGRY
GOVERXMEXT FILCHED OF MIL-
LIOXS BY CONTRACTORS
Investigation Likely to Disclose the
Gravest Scandal in the History ;
of the War Office—Cabinet
Is Perturbed. r?
Special to The Globe.
LONDON. Feb. 4— Further disclosures
concerning the tremendous waste of
public money in connection with the
South African war are certain to follow
the searching and comprehensive in
quiries the country intends to demand. It
is already clear that many millions have
gone to stuff the pockets of greedy horse
buyers. Mr. St. John Erodricks state
ments in the house of commons warrant
the inference that other millions have
been recklessly squandered on meat and
army supplies in Cape Colony and in the
generai work of purchase, -transportation
and distribution necessitated by the war.
There is little doubt that the scandal,
when fully shown up, will prove the
gravest in the history of the British war
office. The government organs are al
most wholly silenced or driven to join
the Radical press in such attacks on the
betrayers of the people's interests as the
stringent English libel laws make safe.
So angered and disgusted is the aver
age Britisher with the astounding revel
ation of the state of thing.-; in the war
office that the Liberals are perhaps light
when they declare that, if the govern
ment went to the people tomorrow, it
would be overwhelmingly defeated. Even
the cabinet is seriously perturbed within
itself at what has happened.
TIRED OF LIVING LONGER."
Aged Woman Commits Sui<-i<i<» nt
Her Son's Home.
Special to The Globe.
HARTFORD CITY, Ind., Feb. 4.-Mrs.
Rebecca Evilsizer, who would have been
100 years old March 12, committed sui
cide today at the home of her son near
South Whitely. She choked herself to
death by stuffing a large handkerchief
down her throat. She was thought to be
sleeping when found dead. Her mind
was unbalanced.
Whatever Others May Say,
the fact that 120,359 cases G. H. Mumm'a
Extra Dry were imported in 1901. or near
ly 60,000 more than any other brand,
speaks volumes for its unsurpassed qual
ity. New importations are very dry, deli
cate and breedy, and. immense reserve^
guarantee maintenance of quality.
BULLETIN OF
IMPORTANT NEWS OF THE DAY
Weather Forecast for St. Paul.
Warmer. . Snow. ~
I—Legislature Hat* Short Session;]
Business Men Indorse Smith.
Roosevelt Will Uphold Schley.
2—Wineroom Ordinance Passed.
■Mayer Fond Keens Growing.
Board of Control in Danger.
Work for Pure Food.
Tax Code Criticised.
Funeral of Patrolman Mayer.
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3—Admiral Schley at Knosville.
- Mrs. Soffel Is Penitent.
. Taft on Filipinos.
News of the Northwest.
- 4—Editorial Comment.
Story of the Streets.
Latest Political Gossip.
s—Sieloff Knocked Out.
All the Sporting: Newtf.
<>-The Woman's Page."
Daily Short Story. .
Day's Doing in Minneapolis, -
B—Neve's' of the Railroads.
U— Markets of the World.
May Wheat, 78 I-tc. .
. Bar Silver, 55 I-Sc. "-
Stocks Dull.
lO—Divorce Day in Court. "
"Do Not Need Record,
i Manufacturers Want Building
Hew Apartment ll v use. ■*. ■.--■■"'•
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