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VOL. XXV.—NO. 95.
Millions Bequeathed to Join United
States and Britain in Parliament-
ary Compact by Aid of College.
Great South African Leader Leaves 610,000,000
for Anglo-American Scholarships in Ox
ford and Praises the United States
Constitution in His Will.
A good understanding between England, Germany and the
United States will secure the peace of the world.
What an awful thought it is that even now if we could
arrange with the political members of the United States assembly
and our house of commons, the peace of the world would be
secured for all eternity. We could hold a federal parliament flue
years in Washington and fius in London.
Special Cable to The Globe.
LONDON, April 4.-Cecil Rhodes' will
is . usii> the most remarkable document
written In the last hundred years. It
not only makes bequests of millions, but
is a message of hs»pe to English-speaking
peoples of every land. Of greatest Im
portance t'i the United States is a
"blanket" bequest providing tor two
American scholarships of $1,500 each for
<\>-!.v (».>s of the present .states and ter
ritories Provision is ai-^o mciue for
BchotarshJna In all th<- British colonies
jniil for five scholarships for students of
German bfrtb, to be nominated by Em
pi ror William.
<• imm< nting i n the !>• quest, Mr. Rhodes
In a codicil repeated by wi:e from
South Africa, Bays:
"A good understanding between Eng
land. Germany and the United States will
secure the peace of the world, and edu
nal relations form the strongest
Mr. Rhodes' will is a remarkable and
voluminous document. It was executed
in 1899. There is a codicil, attached on
tin day of the deceased's last departure
from England, and another cabled from
Cape Town, which leaves £4,<w <$20,000)
yearly to keep up the spot in the Matop
po hills where his body is to be buried.
Tlii- will further directs that a railroad
extension be made into the Matoppo hills
mi thai visitors may go there and inspect
tls. "rrfejesty and glory of their surroun
Mr. Rhodes explicitly says he is to be
buried in an aperture cut in the solid
rock, surmounted by a brass tablet, bear
ing the words:
: "Here lie the remains of ;
Xo one elses is to be buried there "who
has not deserved well of his country."
Mr. Rhodes bequeathed all his landed
property near Buluwayo and Salis
bury, both in MaUfteleand, to trustees,
whom he directs to cultivate the land for
the instruction of the people of Rhodesia.
Jlis celebrated country place at Groot
Spur, not far from Cape Town, he leaves
as a residence for the prime minister of
the federal government of South Africa
wita £10,000 yearly for its maintenance.
\\. T. Stead writes as follows:
"The will of Cecil Rhodes is in every
respect worthy of Its author. With the
exception of some family estates in this
country, the whole of which are left
to his own relatives, Mr. Rhodes has dedi
cated his wealth in diamond and gold
mines to public uses. Its disposition is
dictated by what was ever the dominat
ing principle of his life.
"What renders this will of exceptional
Interest to Americans is, first, that it
reveals for the first time under his hand
and seal that he was no mere British im
perialist, but that he was essentially a
citizen of the United States, of the Eng
lish-speaking world. In other words his
will proves how accurately I Interpreted
his sentiments when I declared on the
strength of many intimate and confiden
tial conversations that he recognized as
his common fatherland the great English
speaking community, which includes both
the United States and the British empire
within its ample frontiers.
"Mr. Rhodes' first will was made in
September, 1577, when lie was a man of
twenty-four. At that time he was only
beginning to amass the wealth which, be
fore he died, had made him a multi-mil
lionaire, not in dollars,', but in pounds
sterling. His last will was daicd Jan.
1, 1899. But the two documents are es
sentially alike in sentiment. They both
embody, in express ttrms, what was ever
the master thought of i .s master mind,
the necessity for promoting the reunion of
the Eng;i.-h-speaking race.
Mr. Rhodes' will appoints a well
known group of seven of his friends as
general executors of his estate This
group is charged to undertake the dut>
of acting as trustees for the educational
endowment, which, under the will will
provoke the greatest interest in both th»
United States and the British empire"
for both share in the benefit of Mr'
Rhodes' bequests. He was a graduate of
Oxford and a student of Oriel college to
which, by the way, he has left a special
bdjuesi; of $500,000.
He has made Oxford university, in
whose glories the American descendants
<>f its founders share equally with those
Who still inhabit the whole country, the
center of his educational scheme, and he
baa left a sum, which may be roughly
characterised as representing $10,000,000
for the foundation of great Anglo-Ameri
can scholarships, tenable at Oxford for
three years.
Mr. Rhodes, it will be remembered,
was so impressed with the value of a
university education that after he had
teen compelled to break his course at
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Oxford, by ill health, which rendered it
impossible for him to winter in Eng
land, he returned every summer from
South Africa in order to coplete his uni
versity career. To his thinking, the uni
versity, better than any other institution,
naturally affords a vivifying center of
iace unity. It is free from all political
complications, and a residential univer
sity, with the old traditions of Oxford,
semed to him the be3t fitted for the pur
po£%, he had in view. When I discussed
with him the question of the choice of
university which should be selected as
this race center, the respective claims of
Oxford and Cambridge, or some Ameri
can university, were freely discussed.
That Mr. Rhodes settled the question
in favor of Oxford was due to his devo
tion to his old university and if these
fellowships had to be tenable at any one
center it would be difficult to cavil at
his choice. Mr. Rhodes, therefore, hav
ing selected Oxford as his race
from his love of his old alma mater has
drawn up a broad outline of the general
conditions upon which these scholarships
should be awarded. The central principle
Of this scheme is that every English
leaking colony and every state and ter
ritory in the American union should be
offered a scholarship of the value of $1,
--£OO a year, tenable for three years at Ox
ford. By this means Mr. Rhodes believed
it would be possible to make Oxford the
center of the spirit of race unity, where
students from every part of the English
speaking world would meet, on common
ground, in the most famous of the old
universities. "What will result in the fu
ture presence of Americans and colonials
In what has so long been one of the
most conservative and Engiiean centers
of Great Britain the future must decide.
The influx of so much American and
colonial blood may have very important
consequences at which some of the old
Oxonians would stand agiiast. Having
decided that each state or colonial unit
should have one scholarship allotted to
it every year, Mr. Rhodes will proceed to
define the manner in which these scholar
ships should be allotted. Mr. Rhodes al
ways opposed the modern ideas of award
ing an educational prize solely for liter
ary attainment. The tendency to
award a scholarship solely for success
in passing literary examinations seemed
to him to put a premium on book worms.
Hence he has drawn up a scheme for the
election of students for his scholarships,
which is extremely original and very
characteristic of the man. It is as fol
" 'In the election of a student to a
scholarship regard should be had to:
" 'First—His literary and scholastic at.
Second—His fondness for or success
in manly, outdoor sports, such as cricket,
football and the like.
"'Third—His qualities of manhood,
such as truth, courage, devotion to duty,
sympathy for and protection of the weak,
kindliness, unselfishness and fellowship.
" 'Fourth—His exhibition during school
days of moral force of character, and in
stincts to lead and take interest in his
school mates, for these latter attributes
will, likely in after life, guide him to es
teem the performance of public duties
as his highest aim.
" 'Marks for tln>se four qualifications
should toe awarded somewhat in the fol
lowing proportions—.4 fur the first 1
for the second. .3 for the third and 2
for the fourth.
" 'Marks for the several qualifications
should be awarded independently as fol
lows—that is to say, marks for the first
qualification by examination; for the
second and third qualifications respective
ly by the ballot of fellow students of
the candidates, and for th-e fourth qual
ification by the head masters of the
schools, and the results of the awards,
that is to say, the marks obtained by
each candidate for each qualification,
should be added together and the suc
cessful student bo the one who receives
the greatest number of marks, giving
him the highest all-round qualifications.'
"His object in laying down these condi
tions was to secure the best men of the
world, to bring them together and to se
cure them the best education. He has
undoubtedly succeeded in changing what
he calls the dull monotony of modern
"Of Mr. Rhodes' political will nnd testa
ment it suffices to say that there stands
in its forefront the promotion of the
unity of English-speaking races and, al
though it is not laid down specifically
in his will in written statements in which
he has expressed his political ideas, he
has specifically set forth that the key to
the practical solution of the situation
is to be found in a copy of the constitu
tion of the United States.
" 'What an awful thought It Is.' he
writes, 'that even now if wo could ar
range with the political members of the
United States assembly and our house of
commons, the peace of the world would
be secured for all eternity. We coulu
Continued on Eighth Page,
For St. Paul and Vicinity—Fatr and
warmer Saturday; Sunday probably fair;
fresh south winds, becoming west.
List of jurymen summoned for April
term of the United States circuit court at
Fergus Falls.
Electrical "Workers' strike has been
called off.
Woman's Civic league affairs ai"« to be
managed by three committees.
G. Campbell Morgan continues to draw
large audiences.
County board of control makes its an
nual report public.
St. Paul friends of C. IT. "Worthen dis
credit the theory that financial worry
drove him to suicide.
State serves summons and complaint
In merger suit on James J. Hill.
Public examiner orders the Unite'!
States Savings and Loan company to
close its doors.
■ State dairy commissioner favors pro ■
posed national test of cows at St. Louis.
State supreme court files five decisions,
two of which reverse lower court find
Commissioner McConnell advocates
wholesale slaughter of cows of po-or
State tire warden contribute*? article to
magazine on "'What Forestry Is."
Fred C. Pratt charged with embez
zling $7,000 from J. M. Davis company.
National Bank of Commerce building
Ex-Judge Noyes en route to Wisconsin.
Thomas Lally a candidate for mayor.
Raudenbush hall is too small for Rob
ert A. Smith Business Men's club.
Republican candidates expect open rup
ture with mayoralty candidate.
Democratic platform will be framed
Minnesota debaters win the champion
ship contest from Michigan at Chicago.
Minnesota Educators are in session at
St. Cloud.
Fox hall Keene is thrown from his horse
following the hounds in England. -
President Roosevelt praises life of Dr.
Edward Everett Hale i n a letter to Sen
ator Hoar, i
New York women ask King Edward to
pardon Mrs^ Florence Maybrick.
Three anarchists arrested at an Altgeld
memorial meeting in New York.
Mystery of death of man found naked
in walled-in cave solved by story of boy
who says his victim compelled him to cut
his throat.
Merry hours in "Amen Corner" in the
. Fifth Avenue hotel. New York, follow
dinner given in honor of Senator Thomas
C. Platt.
Plans of Filipinos for massacre in Ma
nila before war begun are presented to
the senate by Secretary Root.
Cecil Rhodes leaves practically his en
tire fortune to educational plans calculat
ed to federate the English-speaking na
tions and $10,000,000 of his wealth will bo
devoted to Oxford scholarships for Amer
ican, students.
Ban Johnson denies having offered Pitts
burg franchise to W. C. Temple.
Joe Wolcott fights Russell, of Minne
sota, six rounds to a draw.
Century club, of Los Angeles, withdraws
all offers for Fitzsimmons-Je-Tries light.
L. L. D. Morrison, of St. Paul, still has ;
chance to win grand American handicap.
National league club owners adopt
schedule of playing —season opens
April 17.
St. Paul baseball team will play St.
Louis National league club this afternoon-
The Abbot and Lord Derby are to race
for $10,000 purse.
Atlantic coast line to consolidate with
Plant system and other Southern lines.
The Great Northern and Northern Pa
cific are preparing to resist the railroad
commission's order relating to terminal
Both Great Northern and Northern Pa
cific trains are now running an schedule.
Bradstrect's reports the grain outlook
good, with corn still the center of a spec
ulative contest.
Dun's says only menace to trade and
industrial world lies in labor controversies.
Metropolitan—Viola Allen in "The Pal
ace of the King," 2:30 and
Grand—Vaudeville, 2:30 and 8 15.
Star—"Topsey Turvey Buriesquers,"
2:30 and 8:15.
Lixemburger ball, Mozart club, 9.
Socialist party ball, Pfcifer's hall, 9.
Tax committee, county commissioners, 3.
Annual meeting Audubon society at Ti2
Laurel avenue, 3.
matwM i\dex.
I—Rhodes' Fortune for Race Unity.
Business Men Unite for Smith.
Anti-meTger Suit In Minnesota.
Aged Man Makes Boy Kill Him.
2—Worthen's Friends Discuss Tragedy.
Noted Evangelist Here.
Plain National Test for Cows.
Report of Aid for Poor.
3—Plan for Masacre Told.
New York Letter.
Industrial Notes.
s—Sporting News of the Day.
Walcott Fig-hts a Draw.
6—News for the Women
Daily Short Story.
7—News From Minneapolis.
9—Dun's and Bradstreet's Review.
10—News of the Railways.
Want Advertisements*.
11—Railroad Stocks Notably Active.
Oats Alone Keep Firmness.
News of All the Markets.
12—Supreme Court Decisions.
Homeseekers Seek West.
List of New Jurors.
News of the Labor World.
Port. Arrived. Sailed. "
New York ...Lucania.
Liverpool Tauric.
Queenstown .Campania.
Cherbou:g ... Dc-utschHand.
Manila Peru.
Bulogne Statendam,.
Genoa Phoenicia.
Moville Anchoria.
Moville Numidian.
Special to The Globe.
COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 4.—Mayor
John H. Hingle today issued a public
proclamation advising the citizens of
Columbus to resist the recent order of
the Columbus Railway company, limiting
the transfer privileges of passengers.
The mayor claims that restricting the
transfers to lines running in certain direc
tions which must be designated by the
passengers when they pay the fares, Is
a violation of the provision of the com
pany's franchise which provides that
transfers mr.st be issued to any "connect
ing diverging or parallel branch."
The mayor advises to refuse to comply
with the company s order and to remain
on the cars by force If an attempt is
made to eject them.
Complaint In a Lengthy Document,
Setting: Forth Contention of State
—Illegal Consolidation of Com
peting Lines Alleged.
President James J. Hill, of the North
ern Securities company, was yesterday
afternoon served with the summons and
complaint in the ease of the state against
the Northern Securities company. Dep
uty Sheriff Reichow served the papers on
Mr. Hill in his office, and the service was
acknowledged by him.
The complaint has been printed, and
makes thirty-six pages of printed mat
ter. It was not filed yesterday with the
clerk of the district court, and it is prob
able that it will not bo for several days.
Following are extracts of the --com
plaint embodying its most salient points:
Lines Are Parallel.
That the lines of railway owned, oper
ated and controlled as aforesaid by said
Great Iforthern Railway company within
the state of Minnesota are parallel and,
until the consummation of the scheme or
device herein alleged, to merge the man
agement and control of the two systems
in the defendant, tbe Northern Securi
ties company, were competing lines for
freight and passenger traffic with the
lines of railway owned, operated and con
trolled as aforesaid by said Northern
Pacific Railway company within the
state of Minnesota, between the following
points (among others) in said state, to
wit: The cities of St. Paul and Minne
apolis and the city of Duluth, Minn., and
the various cities and villages between
said points; al?o between the cities of St.
Paul and Minneapolis and Crookston,
Minn., by way of Fergus Falls, and the
various cities and villages between said
points; also between the cities of St. Paul
and Minneapolis and Crookston by way
of Brocken ridge, and the towns and cit
ies between said points; and also between
the cities of Duluth and Crookston and
the cities and villages between said
points; and the said lines of railwy own
ed, operated and controlled by said
Northern Pacific Railway company,
which connect with tht s.iid lines of rail
way, owned, operated and controlled by
each of said companies, respectively,
within the state of Minnesota, are paral
lel and competing lines through the states
of North Dakota. Montana, Idaho and
Washington to Puget sound, on the Pa
cific coast, for passenger and freight
traffic. That during all of the times
aforesaid and until tl; consummation of
the scheme or device ./'oresaid each and
all of sisid lines of r. way were main
tained and operated by said respective
companies as Independent and competi
tive common carriers of freight and pas
sengers w Tithin the st; te of Minnesota;
and that said compan.es are now, and
for upwards of eleven years last past
have been the only railway companlt-s
operating lines of railway crossing the
state of Minnesota, an£ connecting the
Pacific ocean by rail with points in Min
Competition Hai Helped Rates.
Plaintiff further alleges that Mimensis
quantities of wheat and other products
are shipped annually from East Grand
Forks, Crookstun, Moorhead. Fergus
Falls and other competitive points within
the state of Minnesota, and all on the
lines of railway of the paid Great North
ern and Northern Pacific Railway com
panies, hereinbefore referred to. to the
cities of Duluth, St. Paul and Minneap
olis, within the state of Minnesota. That
nearly all of the shipments of such prod
ucts made from the above named initial
points are consigned to various citizens
at either the city of Dulutn, St. Paul or
Minneapolis over one or the other of
sail railroad lines laet above named.
That enormous quantities of merchandise
have been and will continue to be shipped
annually over said lines of railway be
tween the cities of St. Paul and Minne
apolis and various other cities and vil
lages along said lines of railway situated
within the state of Minnesota, and which
are purchased and used entirely by the
people of said state. That the competi
tion in both freight and passenger traffic
to and from said places has always been
sharp and active between said railway
companies, and ha.s secured to the resi
dents of said cities, as well as the state
of Minnesota, and to the state of Min
nesota itself, much lower rates for both
freight and passengers than would other
wise have been obtained or than will or
can be obtained in case the consolidation
or unity of control and management of
said Great Northern and Northern Pa
cific Railway companies hereinafter al
leged, is not enjoined as herein prayed.
I.nw AgtainMt Consolidation.
Plaintiff further allege? that It hag ev<*r
been a part of the settled and public
policy of the state of Minnesota to pro
hibit therein, in any wav, the consolida
tion in any manner of competing and
parallel lines of railway; and to this end
the legislature of the Hfate of Minnesota
did, in the year 1874, puss the following
enactment, which ever since has re
mained and now Is a part of the statute
law of the state of Minnesota, known as
chapter 29 of the General Laws of 1874,
Section 1. No railroad corporation, or
the lessees, purchaser or managers of
any railroad corporation, .--hall consolidate
the stock, property or franchise of such
corporation with, or lease or purchase
the works or franchise of, or in any way
control any nther railroad corporation
owning or having under Its controF a
parallel or competing line; nor shall any
officer of such railroad corporation act
as an officer of any other railroad corpo
ration owning or having the control of
a parallel or competing line, and the
question whether railroads are parallel
or competing lines shall, when demanded
by the party complainant, be decided by
a jury as in other civil issues.
That in the year 1899, the legislature
of the state of Minnesota passed the fol
lowing enactment, which ever since ha 3
remained and now is a part of the stot
ute law of said state, and known as
chanter Zb'J of the General Laws of 1890:
Section 1. Any contract, agreement, ar
rangement or conspiracy, or my combi
nation in the form of a trust, or other
wise, hereafter entered into which is in
restraint of trade of commerce within
this state, or in restyaiot of trade or
commerce between an. of the people of
this state and any cf the people of any
other state or country, or which limits
or tends to limit or control the supply of
any article, commodity or utility, or the
articles which enter into the manufacture
of any article (of) utility, or which reg
ulates, limits or controls or raises or
tends to regulate, limit control or raise
the market price of nay article, commod
ity or utility, or tends to limit or regu
late the production of any such article,
commodity or utility, or in any manner
destroys, limit* or "interferes with open
and free competition in cither the produc
tion, purchase or sale of any commodity
article or utility is hoveuy prohibited and
declared to be unlawful.
Northern Securities fompuny.
To effect a consolidation of the railway
systems of the Great Northern and
Northern Pacific Ra'Hv.ay companies, as
well within as without this state, arid the
management and control thereof and to
suppress all competition between saM
systems, it was agreed by and between
Continued oit I'ourtU Page.
XEW YORK, April 4.—An attempt of
anarchists to distribute pamphlets at the
Altgeld memorial meeting in this city,
brought prompt suppression at the hands
of the police. Three men were arrested.
When Acting Capt. Churchill arrived at
the hall he saw the men and women dis
tributing anarchistic pamphlets, making
excuses for the assassination of President
McKinley and attacking President Roose
Capt. Churchill drove these people from
the hall. When Harry Hirschkoff and
Solomon Heller persisted in distributing
the circulars on the sidewalk, they were
Later, when Solomon Wilhelm called at
the station house and claimed to be a
friend of Hirsohkoff; he was recognized
as also having distributed pamphlets, and
he w.i 3 sent to join his friend in the
cell room.
Emma Goldman sat In the most promi
nent part of the hall, but was kept under
surveillance and did not speak during
the meeting:.
President and Cabinet Investlftate
. Ills Allegations to the Effect That
~ a British Camp Is Mnlntalued
for This Purpose.
WASHINGTON, April 4.—The time of
the cabinet today was taken up almost
entirely with a communication which the
president has received from the gov
ernor of Louisiana protesting against the
camp alleged to be maintained in that
state by agents of the British govern
ment for the purpose of supplying mules
and teams to the British army in South
The president has directed an invwuKi
tion into the facts and the law bearing
upon the question.
LONDON, April 4.—Miss Helen M.
Stone, the American missionary, sailed
for New York on the Hamburg-American
liner Deutschland, which left Southamp
ton today. Her departure from London
was quiet. She was accompanied by It.
B. MoClure and R. S. Baker.
She will begin lecturing, in aid of the
missions, almost immediately after her
arrival in the United States. The r<-st
which Miss Stone had in England has
improved her health, though she was
obliged to refuse countless invitations to
speak before religious and other bodies.
Mr. Choate, the United States ambas
■mrGW; and Mrs. Choate, are greatly in
terested In the missionary. They enter
tained her at the embassy tea Thursday,
where Miss Stone gave the diplomatic
party a graphic, yet simple, account of
her experiences.
Special to The Globe.
BOSTON, April 4.—At a meeting of th*
house committee on ways and means of
the legislature it was unanimously voted
to report adversely on the resolution of
Representative Hayes, of Lowell, for an
appropriation of $26,000 for a military
statute of the late Maj. Gen. Benjamin
F. Butler.
Representative Keenan, of Boston, did
not attend the meeting, and later on
asked to be recorded as dissenting to
the report. Represenative Hayes, the
petitioner, and Representative Keenan
intend to fight in the house and get the
bill substituted for the committee re
port if they can, but the opposition de
veloped of late among leading 1 citizens
and historians of the state to the project
makes its passage doubtful.
Special to The Globe.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., April 4.— While
delivering a series of lectures last sum
mer, Rev. R. G. Boscamp, a well known
Presbyterian minister, went to Denver,
and was there entertained by the mem
bers of the Elks' lodge, he having been
at one time the grand chaplain of "the
order, and very popular with its mem
One of the leading Elks at the enter
tainment, who had extensive mining in
terests, presented Mr. Boscamp with some
stock in a mine that had been aban
doned, the matter being regarded at the
time as a joke.
Today the minister returned to his
home at Kokomo, and reported that the
mine had been reopened, a vein of gold
discovered, and he had been offered $100,
--000 for his stock. He refused the offer.
CANTON, Ohio, April 4.—Mrs. Myron
T. Herriek and Mrs. Duncan, of I
land, the latter a sister of the late pres
ident, arrived here today for a visit with
Mrs. McKinley.
Mrs. MoKinley's condition is about the
same. She goes out driving frequently,
and visits the cemetery every day that
the weather permits.
NEW YORK, April 4.—Several council
men, of Hazleton, Pa., believe they have
solved the problem of securing efficient
policemen. A new administration will
take office next Monday, and it is pro
posed that the placea of twenty-five po
licemen be given to the twenty-five high
est bidders; that they shall be physically
capable, and also shall furnish bonds for
the faithful performance of their duties.
If they disobey orders or are dishonest,
their bonds are to be forfeited. The ad
herents of this plan say that it will
bring better service and honest pollce
Representative Citizens Join With
Robert A. Smith Business Men's
Club in Rebuking Republicans.
Raudcnbush Hall Crowded to the Doors—-All
Classes of Good Citizens Unite in Support
of Good Municipal Government Under
Democratic Administration.
The meeting of the. Robert A. Smith
Business Men's club at Raudenbusb
hall last night was entirely eharacn i i-i..
of the quality of support which will re
elect Mayor Smith and the confidemv the
citizens of St. Paul have in the pi
administration t.f municipal affairs.
< >wr £00 voters cheered to the echo every
Indorsement of Mayor .Smith and his ad
ministration, and nearly -v*J unable to
gain admission were turned away. All
classes of-citizenship were represented,
but the men representative of business
end the professions predominated. On
ttu stage and in the big audience Wt rs
men whoso presence at apolitical meeting
mark an epoch in their lives and whose
names are the current sign of integrity
and commercial and professional dlstinct
tion. President Owens presided, and with
him on stags were Mayor Smith, Jud.g
George 1., iiunn, E. A. Y/OUng, J.in I
How, J. ('. Michaels, George C. Lambert,
D. w. Lawler, Pierce Butler, Cyrus
Wellington, G. A. McPherson.
.Muyor Heceivea (Million.
The appearance of Mayor Smith at the
head of the distinguished citizens who
escorted him to the stage was the signal
for an ovation. Every mention of his
name was cheered to the echo, and the
meeting adjourned with a repeated three
cheers for the "Best mayor St. Paul ever
had." Tile speeches were characteristic i
of the speakers and the principles which
they represent They dealt with the is
sues confronting the voters of St. Paul
and a comparison of. the results achieved
under ■-. th«- administrations of £J Mayor
Smith and former Mayors Doran, Klefer
and Wright. The tax bubble campaign
presented by Comptroller McCardy was
burst, and the mud-slinging attempt to
stir up racial and religious strife, resorted
to by the Republican spellbinders, sternly
Jared How explained his presence at a
political meeting by the statement that ;
he Is always willing to stand by his con
victions publicly and prvately, and that
as a citizen of St. Paul who* takes im
mense pride in his home city and its
prosperity, felt it his duty to advocate
the re-el^.ton of Mayor Smith. Mr.
How said on a recent visit to New York
city he was shown a quarter page por
trait of Former Mayor Doran in a New
York daily as the leader to an indorse
ment of a patent medicine, and asked if '
ho could face with equanimity the pros- ,
pect of Mr. Doran again becoming' Mayor
of St. Paul. His reply was, "If this
medicine has been able to put any back
bone into Mr. Doran it is an excellent
preparation, and I will indorse it." Con
tinuning, Mr. How said:
Bxpenntve Itepubiicnn Economics.
"The Republicans ask you to elect them
to office on a plea of economical adminis
tration of municipal affairs. The Re
publican administrations have proved the
most extravagant St. Paul has been curs
ed with. Extravagance Is the purchase
of worthless things with public funds.
'Buying policemen that are not police
men; buying the services of men that
are not men; disgracing the city by mal
administration of its affairs, Is the kind
of extravagant services the Republicans
have given the city of St. Paul, to it 3 j
utter disgrace. We cannot run the city j
of St. Paul on the basis of coal at so |
much per bushel. The Republicans when
put In power have run us down at the
heels and Into debt, and we have been
obliged to put Mayor Bob Smith back at
the helm to straighten us out. The other
day an ultra partisan Republican said
to me that the first argument you pre
sent is bragging about your police de
partment. lam not a betting man, but
I offered my Republican friend two small j
bets. The first that he could not brag
about the police department built by
Former Mayor Doran, and second, that
if he attempted to brag about the Doran
administration he would be unable to get
a start."
J. C. Michaels In a short, pungent ad
dress paid particular attention to the tax
campaign inaugurated by McCardy and
left it a wreck He said in part: "Mv,
nicipal government Is purely a business i
transaction and the business men are
taking a greater Interest in the present !
campaign than they have ever before
School* for Poor Men's Children.
"The Republicans claim the taxes have
been raised under Democratic administra
tion. This is true to a limited extent, but
when It Is understood why they have
May 29th
Coliseum Day.
The wage earner who does not
contribute one d^y's earnings to
the Coliseum Fund will feel lone
some I* X * But there will be no
one lonesome the night of
Mjvy 29th.
been raised the adverse criticism resulting
falls upon the shoulders of Republ
administration. During four yean
publican administration i
present administration not a pul lie im
provement of note was made or att<
cd. The schools were overcrow
teachers w« re unpaid and 5,000
without .v. ats in the i
cipal argument In favor o
of the new charter was its pri
suitable s.-houl facilities. The i
ministration haa spent $175 0 •
economical construction and repair of
the school buildings and thei i
sufficient room for th< accommodati<
the children who are entitled
"Mayor Smith feappointed Ur if. p.
n. a Republican, to the library board
because Mr. Upham was an upright anil
shrewd business man an i
partisanism was unknown In the a<
IstratloQ of the city's Institute
the advent of Mr. Doran. Doran re
moved Mr. I'liham and appontei
stead Edward Feldhauser. PcJdha
took hold of the managenv nt < I
library's affairs and ran the citj h
about $SO,oOft He left the city In a
tlon of public scandal, branded as not
paying its debts and the present admin
istration has to put that amoui
by Republican economy into
Democrat* Me«i I'iiliHc \«■«•.■,,iri.-.
"The Democratic party, with Mayor
Smith, at the helm, has always respbnd-1
ed to reasonable public demands. Tho
public demanded a detention ward at tho
city hospital that the unfortunate Hick
might be properly cared for. The Demo
cratic party furnished it and with the
strictest economy consistent with tti<>
best results. The public had Ion« clamor
ed for a public market and it ha's beeri
secured. Public utilities for the public
good have been furnished by the Demo
cratic administration, but i challenge
anybody to show where the.ninriliig ex
ipenses of any public office have been In
creased under Democratic administration!
Mayor Smith Opposed Jail Scheme.
"The county government la i
and every county expense goes ;
sw< li the tax. The old i ■
administration spent $iTs,ijw i
school children. Ihi
modatea about flfte<
of them former county offli
countj board la spending J260.000 I
vide a palace for their entertainment.
They spent H3.Q00 or 114,000 to lit op a
temporary jail on the upper floor of the
court house when- the tail should kx
where it should remain. Mayor 8
waa strenously oppon .1 to I
scheme, which went through ■■-
vote and veto. Now the R<
vt red that it v.
tunnel to connect the new jail wit]
court house. If they can spend a
tnr of a million above ground what, In
heaven's nan* _wiii they do if th<
allowed to s>-t out of »ig! •
"We had two years «> f the Doran I
of administration. Four •
time in politics, and if he did
tlio people have forgotten the work of
his administration be would not
the effrontery to ask that he !••■
ftlu-tf-.J mayor. At the do lerm
hts name was h'isscfl down in th
tlon of bla own pai ty. Tli
hi* appointments la sufficient
Uott. Ik- started in to fill every cltj
partis en t with his bencfomen. li'- I
w:th the water board, wbicb hi
rtisan, s business 01
•wh^-h for years had worked foi
Interest! of the city without ;■•
ing in. But there were a. half
dozen good jobs there he want
friends. Mayor Smith's cardinal ;
had lx't-n to keep the Hre board
san In Its make up. Dorai
polities there to ou«t the I
Paul ever bad, and who. than]
public led by M
been reinstated. He i:.::
in tb< at to turt
anor and Clark for Gel
■;-y" Davis; made ' Efc
premier and put Nick P<
wool sack. He 1
Continued on Third I'utf

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