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WEATHER FOR TODAY.
For Minnesota and lowa—Fair and
warmer Wednesday; Thursday fair, va
riable winds, becoming southeast.
For Upper Michigan and Wisconsin
Fair Wednesday and Thursday; fresh
west to northwest winds, becoming vari
able. i~."« --. -"
J'"or Montana— in southeast, show-
is in north and west portions Wednes
day; Thursday lair, warmer, west wiriu>.
For South Dakota and North Dakota-
Fair and warmer Wednesday; Thursday
probably showers and cooler; south
winds, becoming west.
St. Paul — Yesterday's observations.
taken by the United States weather bu
reiu. St. Paul, P. F. Lyons, observer, for
the twenty-four hours ended at 7 o'clock
last night—Barometer corrected for tern
peratui ■ and elevation: Highest temper
ature. >8; lowest temperature, 42; average
temperature, 50; daily range, 16; barome
ter, 29.86; humidity, 6S; precipitation,
trace; 7 p. m., temperature, £6; 7 .p. m.,
wind, north; weather, partly cloudy.
;. rday s Temperatures—
Alpena 4S 52 [larquette ...46 62
Battleford ...56 62 Hinnedosa ...Oil 58
Uismarck 56 50 Montgomery .~~ X 4
Buffalo 56 6-Ulontreal 62 76
Boston 62 76 Nashville ....70 71
v'altjary 40 56 i-Tew Orleans 76 82
iheyenne ....OS t'iJew York ...54 60
Chicago 66 70 Norfolk 70 74
Cincinnati ...US !S j\ T. Platte 64 US
Cleveland ....50 Omaha 64 C(5
davenport ...62 70 Philadelphia .68 62
Detroit 56 60 I'ittsburg ....C4 68
Duluth .......44 54 j^u'Appelle ..52 f.G
/". Haven 52 66& Francisco..s6 00
lireen Bay ...52 70 (!t. Louis 76 80
Helena 50 52 ;'alt Lake ...62 61
Huron 50 Gt Ste. Marie ..52 62
Kansas City. .76 SO .Washington .68 70
Jacksonville .74 SO Winnipeg ....50 50
Milwaukee ...58 7*]
•Washington time CI p. m. St. Paul).
Danger Gauge Change in
Stations. Line. Reading. 24 Hours.
St. Paul 1-i 1.7 0.0
Davenport 15 2.2 —0.2
!..i < rosse H> 3.0 *O.S
Louis 30 7.3 *1.2
River forecast till 8 p: m. Wednesday:
The Mississippi will remain nearly Sta
. in the vicinity of St. Paul.
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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30. 1902.
The automobile has come to stay. It is
being introduced rapidly in the large
cities, where street space is at a premium.
An auto occupies half the space of a team
and wagon, thus practically doubling the
number of vehicles which may be em
ploj til. The advantage in the matter of
cleanliness is the greatest argument for
th" horseless machine.
KOW AX I) TBKy.
When the ordinary head of a family
comes to exercise his voting priv
ilege next Tuesday, it may be that his
partisanship will blind him to his duty
as a citizen. But he cannot, or, at
Last, he ought not, close his eyes en
tirely to the facts of the situation.
Today the city is in the control of a
local administration which adequately
protects person and property. There ara
no scandals attending its management
Of affairs. Needed public improvements
have been made or are in progress. The
sanitary welfare of tha community *s
safeguarded. The moral sensibilities of
the people are respected.
Th re are no gambling houses, no wine
rooms, no evil resorts flaunting then
crime in the public teeth. The public
thoroughfares are safe and cleanly; the
rights and immunities of the citizens in
every direction, so far as tae opposi
tion has been able to show to the con
trary, are in their full control.
There is no pretense whatever, soberly
advanced, that there is either corrup
tion or extravagance in the city admin
istration in any department.
It is not too much to say that no In
telligible reason has thus far been ad
vanced, which is not either purely par
tisan or purely imaginary, why the peo
ple should change from Robert A. Smith
to Frank B. Doran, as mayor.
There is, of course, some demagogue
nonsense being shouted out about "the
Was there any gang in existence under
Mr. Doran's administration? What was
the moral condition of the city under his
In answer to these two questions, Thr
Globe invokes the testimony of a leal
ing Christian clergyman, Rev. Mr. Cow
gill, of this city, given in his pulpit In
the First M. E. church, on Sunday,
March 6, 1896, while Mr. Doran wa3
On that occasion Mr. Cowgill said:
Our attention has been called to cer
tain places in which there is a combina
tion of the liquor traffic, the social evil
ani» the vilest theatrical performances.
\\e are credibly informed that the per
formances here witnessed from night to
night are too vile for description in pub
lic discourse or public print; that the
wlrole combination caters to the vilest de
bauchery. We are informed that the at
tention of the city government has teen
repeatedly called to these places, and
that our authorities have, with an un
holy persistency, permitted them to go on
in their business. It is said that young
people of both sexes witness these per
formances and that the proprietors have
themselves confessed that they cannot
carry on the liquor traffic in these places
and make it pay without the use of im
moral women, and that our authorities,
who are aware of these facts, do not
try to put a stop to it.
What assurance has the ordinary head
of a family—the father, perhaps, of young
boys and girls—that the performances of
"the. gang" who thus controlled Mayor
Doran's administration will not be re
peated, if he should be reinstated in his
former position as chief executive of this
Senator Steve Elkins has shown 'em
that he was captain of a Missouri com
pany during the war and honorably dis
charged in 1864. He's entitled to member
ship in the G. A. R., and has it.
irOItTT/T OF THEIR HIRE.
The statistics printed by The Globe
yesterday, revealing a small increase in
the salaries of the public school teachers
of Minnesota, are most gratifying so
far as they go, but should go much far
ther in the same direction. The in
crease, to be sure, is only from aboat
$1 to $2 per month, but even that trifling
amount is a healthful sign. It proves
that the steady decline in the com
pensation cf these most deserving pubiic
servants, which has been going- on for
years, has been arrested, let us hope
permanently. It is to ba hoped with
equal fervor that the future will brin? a
liberal increase in the always Loo
niggardly stipend that a siisdirected—
nay, a downright vicious—public policy
doles out to the plodding educators.
And let the future be quick about it.
No one whose sense of justice has not
become blunted can contemplate the un
fair treatment from which this class of
people suffers without the blood in his
veins reaching the boiling point. When
ever retrenchment is necessary the
teacher must be the "mark."
Do we ever pause to consider what the
school teacher really is, what he really
docs? His influence upon the moral a3
well as mental evolution of the childish
nature is invariably wholesome and can
not be overestimated. In the school
room the pupil in many cases receives
the moral training denied him at home
by parental viciousness or neglect.
When he reaches maturity, if he be
not ungrateful, the name of some pa
tient, conscientious, tender - hearted
teacher back in the dimming past cannot
be mentioned uncoupled with a blessing.
Great as may be the value of the
teacher's efforts in the direction of im
parting the habits of intellectual disci
pline, the value of his work in mold
ing embryonic good citizens—good men
and good women—is immeasurabiy
If you should call out "Senator!" to an
Illinois crowd half of them would start
tcward you under the belief that you
were a candidate for the legislature.
IT IS THE SJEGIWIXG.
A few days ago the interior depart
ment issued an order withdrawing from
settlement 1,000,000 acres of government
land in Northwestern Montana, in what
is known as the St. Mary's lake region.
It is supposed the withdrawal was for
the purpose of selecting a site for a great
reservoir and irrigation syste-m.
Should it prove that the withdrawal
was for the purpose mentioned it will
mark an important beginning in the mat
ter of reclaiming the vast arid belt by
irrigation under government control to
a certain extent. The lands-withdrawn
are in the northwestern part of Mon
tana, and are tributary to St. Paul.
Hence the event has a decided local in
terest. The land is fertile and with an
abundance of water at the needed time
assured will be readily settled up and
The necessity of government agency
in the irrigation of the arid belt arises
from the fact that the streams furnish
ing the water have their courses through
more than one state, and'the inhabitants
of all these interested states have rights
in the matter which could not be safe
guarded in any other manner. And, fur
thermore, government restriction is nec
essary to prevent the great stock com
panies from getting hold of the land
which should be reserved for actual set
Irrigation that does not promote actu
al settlement is worth little to the coun
try at large. Irrigation that will provide
homes for millions of settlers is to be
encouraged, no matter what the orig
inal cost. One million acres of arid
land in the St. Mary's lake region, re
claimed and made productive, will add
immensely to the aggregate wealth of
the nation, and the addition will increase
year by year.
There are those now living who will see
every available acre of United States
territory occupied and who will hear
the cry of "more room needed." Anoth
er century of increase in population in
ratio like that of the last will find a
crowded condition as intense as in many
of the more thickly settled European
countries. Irrigation must be employ
ed to provide homes long before this
congestion arises, and as the develop
ment of systems must be slow, it is time
an energetic beginning was made.
Whenever rain prevents a game of
course tha Saints don't win.
OJISERTATIOIf STREET CiltS.
Detroit and Boston, and perhaps other
cities to the writer unknown, have in
troduced observation cars provided with
a megaphone "announcer." These cars
are designed for the use of sightseeing
parties. They are more ornate in con
struction than the ordinary street car,
with large windows, or entirely open for
summer use. Visiting parties desirous of
seeing the town in as brief a time as
possible arrange for the car, which is
hauled about the principal streets of the
But the "announcer" is where the great
step in advance comes in. lie is a man
well informed as to the interesting points
of the city. Located in one end of the
car, provided with a megaphone of im
mense lung power, he announces to the
passengers in a voice not to be drowneu
THE ST. PAUL GLOB 3, -WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30, 1903.
by the conversation of those within, the
features of the landscape and cityscape
of supposed interest.
, Immense popularity has come prompt
ly for the innovation. A ride of an
hour or two around the city enables the
passengers—generally sightseers from the
country or other towns —to get a good
look at the exterior features, and the
"announcer" tells them something of the
points of historical or artistic interest.
In Boston it is asserted that so popular
has the feature become that the residents
of the city are making use of it to get
familiar with their own town, and that
the stranger stands no show to get a
ride in the car; for in Boston, as in every
other city, thousands born and reared
near by historic spots have never seen
them and know little of the part played
in the world's progress. If the observa
tion car, with megaphone equipment,
serves no other purpose, its coming will
have been the agency of a great good.
It is a provision of the organic law of
the Coliseum association that no holder
of stock shall ever receive one cent in j
dividends. Buying stock is the same as
contributing so much money. It should be
kept in mind that the enterprise has no
meney-making features connected with it.
It is a public-spirited enterprise, involv
ing much hard work and no profit for
those who have undertaken it.
Gen. Jacob H. Smith admits having
given the order to "burn and kill" and
"make Samar a howling wilderness." He
asserts that this H ihe only way for the
United States army to conquer a few
thousand little brown men armed with
bolos and tin shields. Such is imperial
If the Roosevelt administration destroys
the trusts the trusts will destroy the
Roosevelt administration. The odds are
in favor cf the trusts—for the Roosevelt
administration would rather have a stc
end term than serve the people by de
stroying the trusts.
Alas, poor Sol Smith Russell! The thea
ter-going population of the United States
knew him well, and now that he is gone
all who knew him will drop a tear of re
gret. He added much to the world's
stcck of wholesome fun.
Those foreign correspondents should se
lect off-days for sending reports of the
collapse of the rebellion in the Philip
pines and not get them here simultaneous
ly with the story of an ambush of Ameri
can soldiers by bolomen.
According to the report of the Minne
sota department of public instruction the
public school teachers are receiving bet
ter pay than ever before. But that
doesn't mean that' they receive as much
as they should.
"Progressive" theologians are jump
ing on Adam with both i'eet, and calling 1
him names—knowing full well that he
can't resent their conduct. Why don't
they tackle a live one?
St. Paul Republicans confess dire dis
tress when they call upon congressmen
to come and help pull them out of the
slough of despond.
"William Waldorf Astor makes the usual
annoi.'ncement of his forthcoming eleva
tion to a title with the regularity of a
Patti farewell tour.
As the furnace is put out of commis
sion for the summer the lawn mower is
chartered for its first cruise. Life is one
April will stand as the red letter month
ot President Roosevelt's administration.
He only reprimanded a few generals.
"Wealth is a delusion and a snare,"
says Mr. Carnegie. Many another man
has found it so when he sobered up.
A threat of the water cure might'be
effective in the case of some old soaks.
"York State Folks" will close an en-
gagement of one week at the Metropoli
tan opera house tonight. The show has
scored an artistic hit and is undoubtedly
the best pastoral play seen here this
Rose Coghlan appears at the Metropoli
tan Thursday for three nig-ht per
formances and a Saturday matinee, in a
repertoire which includes "Forget Me
Not," on Thursday night and Saturday
matinee. "Lady Barter," preceded by
"Between Matinee and Night," will be
produced for the first time here on Fri
day and Saturday. "Forget Me Not" is
by Herman Merivale, and is one of tha
strongest plays in the English language.
"Between Matinee and Nig-ht" is the play
Miss Coghlan produced in the Eastern
vaudeville houses for the enormous salary
of $1,500 per week, although there are only
four participants in the play, which lasts
about forty-five minutes. "Lady Barter "
written by the late Charles Coghlan, is
a conspicuously original society drama,
and displays Rose Coghlan at her best as
a many-sided, adroit, fashionable woman.
vho defies society. Rose Coghlan, as
"Zicka," "Cora," or "Mrs. Arbuthnot," is
not given opportunities like those present
ed in "Lady Barter" to display cither
gowns or ability.
The advance sale of seats for the Ne
vada concert at the Metropolitan opera
house Monday evening opens tomorrow
at 9 o'clock.
The sale of seats for Mansfield's two
performances at the Metropolitan next
week begins Frffiay morning; the great
actor will present "Beaucaire" Tuesday
evening, and "Beau Brummel" Wednes
The local lovers of the melodrama
are being offered an exceptionally at
tractive entertainment of this order in
the engagement of "The White Slave"
at tire Grand opera house the present
week. It is a question if any melodram-t
presented at this playhouse this set
son has pleased in so thorough a meas
ure as does this stirring story of South
Tomorrow at 9 o'clock the sale of seats
will open for the engagement at the
Grand opera house the coming week of
Joseph Le Brandt's new four-act melo
drama. "Not Guilty." Messrs. Whitt"
ker and Lawrence, who are directing this
season's tour of the piece, promise a
production first-cla^s in every respec
with a company of unusual ability and
a scenic investiture lavish in the extreme
Rice & Barton's big gaiety company
again proved yesterday afternoon and last
night at the Star theater its title to the
honor of being the best aggregation of
its kind that has appeared here this
season. Among the hits of the cast are
Misa Idylla May Vyner and Miles and
Eighth Ward Is in Line.
Eighth ward Democrats will rally to
night at A. O. U. W. hall. Front street.
near Chatsworth. t The speakers will be
2 rvr- J- to Stan J. Donnelly George
v"Jn &¥• J- £ lark ' John J- Gleasou.
.LmilW. Helms. The Eighth ward has
dnlrated^ its big rlgistra^on and
the enthusiastic reception of the entire
Democratic ticket that it will roll up I
Wg. majority for Aid. Bantz. Mayor
Smith and every on* *£ the DeinocriSo
PROVE THEIR WORTH
People TJrust Mayor Smith,
Treasure? Bremer and
CITYSAFEIN THEIR HANDS
Comparison of the Record* of Ex
ecutive and \cl.iiiiiiHl ration
Candidates Insures Sleep
ing Democratic Victory.
The Democratic party presents to the
voters of St. Paul, in its three candidates
for the executive and administrative of
fices of the city government, a ticket
stronger than ever offered the citizens oi
the Capital City, with the single excep
tion of two years ago, when the same
gentlemen were nominated by a Demo
Mayor Smith had proved his worth
many times over and the convention, in
response to the demand of the people,
again placed him at the head of Its
ticket. Again Mayor Smith responded to
the call of the people and led his ticket
to victory. Mr. Bremer, unknown in
politics, but known as the scul of honor
and the personilication of accuracy and
ability to every business man in St. Paul,
was elected city treasurer by an ave-r
--whelming majority. Mr. Betz was de
feated for comptroller by a margin so
narrow that it is doubtful.
Two years later, the people freed of any
alleged convention restraint, selected
from a large field of candidates the same
gentlemen to again lead the Democratic
ticket to victory. Their nomination by
overwhelming majorities is the strongest
commentary on the popular respect which
Choice of the People.
A free comparison of the contending
candidates for the offices of mayor, treas
urer and comptroller furnishes food for
some interesting political reflections.
Mayor Sruith was nominated at the pri
maries by a voto which nearly equaled
the combined vote of the Republican
candidates, and that despite the fact thac
his opponent was the most popular
young man in the Democratic party, and
one who had repeatedly "proved his ability
as a successful campaigner against tre
The Republican stump orators urge
against Mayor Smith that he has held
office almost continuously for a half cen
tury. In thtir argument against him
they furnish the very strongest reason
for his re-election. His service has prov
ed his fitness. As Mr. Doran knows to
his sorrow, no man can illy serve the
citizens of St. Paul in an official capacity
and make a record for continued oftice
holding. Mayor Smith was nominated
by tbe people and by an overwhelming
majority of the voters of his party, as
sisted by the votes of hundreds of the
Republican friends of good government.
Nominated Ity a Minority.
Mr. Doran was the minority candidate
of a. poll whioh did not represent better
than a minority of his party. He was
ncminated in the face of the open denun
ciation of the immense stay-at-home Re
publican vote and only after he had been
taken up by the political bosses and lit
erally forced upon the people. Mr. Doran
cannot be charged with chronic office
holding, at least in offices which are in
the gift or control, of the people. He was
elected mayor in 1596. His administra
tion was not in the strictest sense a suc
As a matter of fact, the leading organ
of his party which is now giving him a
half-hearted support, subjected him and
his administration to the severest
strictures. It made no attempt to conceal
the well known fact that the proprietor of
the most notorious den in St. Paul was
the power behind the Doran throne. So
potent was its recognition of that lament
able fact that in its columns the man in
question was always referred! to' as
"Mayor" as he -was popularly known
throughout the city.
The same organ Which now swallows
Mr. Doran's candidacy with a wry face,
unmercifully berated him for his appoint
ments to the municipal boards and was
frankly outspoken in its opposition to
his administration of mistakes and mis-
government. At the close of his admin
istration Mr. Doran attempted to secure
the nomination for another term. He was
backed by the machine he had built up
with the patronage of his office, but the
people were aroused. Their indignation
was at a fever heat, even tho politicians
were disgusted and Mr. Doran's nam-e
was hissed down in his party convention.
A Record of Failures.
Mr. Doran comes again before the voters
of St. Paul, not -with a record of fifty
years honorable and valuable service, but
with the record of a single inglorious at
tempt to run the city on political lines
to the entirjß elimination of business or
common sense principles. A record be
smirched with the commissioner of pub
lic works standa;l; the appointment of
Harry Franklin to the board of school
inspectors; the • Mexieanizing of the
library board and its disastrous results;
the reconstruction of the board of fire
commissioners and a score mistakes or
misdeeds which the voters of St. Paul will
lcng remember to their sorrow.
Otto Bremer was elected city treasurer
by an overwhelming majority. He was
unknown to politics, but the public de
manded that the disgraceful state of af
fairs existing under Republican adminis
tration be wiped out forever. The trust
imposed upon Mr. Bremer was not mis
placed. His official record is the peer of
that of any man who has served the peo
ple of St. Paul. When Mr. Bremer took
the helm, order came out of chaos. The
treasurer's office soon became a part of
the city government in which the citizens
secured the service they are entitled to
and in which they take pardonable pride.
Nothing in the line of his duty was
neglected by Mr. Bremer.
Muzzled the "Watchdog."
With the reconstruction of the treas
urer's office came clashes with Comp
troller McCardy, whose high-handed
methods, entrenched behind his fefTeh,
'•the charter," were far from complying
with the provisions of the charter of
which McCardy loves to prate. The fierce
"watchdog" had no terrors for Mr.
Bremen The law provides that certain
things shall be done. McCardy, a law
unto himself, relused to comply, and Mr.
Brenner took him into the courts. One
lesson was not sufficient for the self
constituted oracle :of the people and again
Mr. Bremer took the "czar" into the
courts and iaigain, he was sustained and
the "watchdog" forced to comply with
the laws, he had long disregarded in the
most high-handed manner.
Mr. Bremer* s opponent is an estimable
gentleman and if there were the remotest
possibility of his election the taxpayers
of St. Paul would be safe in the belief
that Mr. Wolterstorff would take into the
treasurer's office the ideals of an honest
if unfit man.
Mr. Wolterstorff has had, so far as the
public knows, no training that fits him
to assume the responsible and arduous
duties of city treasurer. Moreover, it
is to be believed that neither Mr. Wolter
storff or the leaders of the Republican
party take his candidacy very seriously.
When no candidate presented himself
as a sacrifice, and the Republicans faced
the problem of allowing the office of
treasurer to go by default, the .Lincoln
club, that beehive of candidates, to>k
upon itself the duty of securing a candi
date, willy nilly. Even the pre3tige of
the Lincoln club failed to draw out the
Barkises, and it was not until the club
agreed to furnish the filing fee that Mr.
Wolterstorff was induced to make a seua-
blance- of a campaign by allowing his
name to be placed on the ticket.
Has Proved His Fitness.
L,ouis Betz, Democratic candidate,,for
comptroller, has a friend In everyone who
knows him. He is a thorough business
man and a gentleman. He has proved
that Tie is competent to manage his own
' business successful}-, which Mr. Me-
Cardy signally failed to do. For years
prior to embarking in business for him
self Mr. Bttz was in charge of the books
of one of the largest wholesale grocery
concerns in St. Paul. Mr. Betz will
bring into the comptroller's office a
change sorely needed. He will relegate
tne conditions which for years have
been a disgrace to the city and a source
of shame to every citizen who has to
transact business with the head of the
Mr. Betz believes that a public offi
cial is the servant and not the master
of the people who place him in office.
He believes that the business and rec
ords of a public office are the proper
ty of the public, and that every citizen,
be he humble or powerful, is entitled
to courteous consideration, and to any
legitimate information which he may seek
at the hands of a public servant. He
believes in a strict businesslike admin
istration of public business, and in im
plicit compliance with the law.
J. J. McCardy, the present comptroller,
has made a record which will at last
prove the means of his retirement from
office. He has made iaw to suit him
self, in defiance of his beloved charter
and the statutes. The charter has never
stood in his way to any serious extent
when one of his political friends stood
in need of drag at the public purse. The
grim "watchdog" has comfortably dozo<i
when public funds were imperiled and lost
by being placed in insolvent banking in
stitutions, in open violation of the chai-
ter. Both eyes have been tightly closed
and the warning growl of the faithful
"watchdog" stilled when public funds
were deposited without security, in defi
ance of the charter.
'•Watchdog Knows His Friends.
The ferocious "watchdog" has humbly
fawned and licked the outstretched hand,
extended toward the public strong box,
when it was the hand of a powerful
Republican, who might be expected to
assist the "watchdog 1' in hanging on to
his cherished bone, the office of comp
troller. But the "watchdog"' has set up
the howl of the mournful but vociferous
coyote when a Democrat or the citizen
without influence has attempted to se
cure money justly earned. The "watch
dog" transformed into the snapping stray
kioodle has driven the little children from
the doors of the public schoolhouses,
and has forced the city into the ignominy
of allowing its poorly paid school teach
ers to accept the charity of private in
stitutions to secure the pittances they
have so well earned. He has made the
comptrollers office a place shunned by
citizens and officials, who hesitate to sub
ject themselves to the gratuitous insult
of a public hireling. He has indeed made
SIXTH WARD HEBREWS
CHEER MAYOR SMITH
Doran and His Speakers Walt 'In
Vain for a Jewish
While 300 Sixth ward Hebrews cheered
Mayor Smith and the entire Democratic
ticket to the echo last night, at 106 State
street, Frank B. Doran, accompanied by
Congressman F. C. Stevens and Dar
Reese waited next door in vain for a
Hebrew audience, and at last left in
The meeting of the Sixth ward Hebrew
Democratic association last night was
one of the most successful meetings ever
held under the auspices of that organiza
tions. The hall was packed to the
doors, and the Democratic ticket enthu
siastically indorsed from top to bottom.
The speakers were Jusice Smith, A. Pou
peny, Michael Doran Jr., J. B. Oovington
and Aid. M. J. Moriarty. Oscar Tank
enoff presided and opened the meeting
with a rousing speech for Aid. Moriarty
and the whole Democratic ticket.
Aid. Moriarty was given an ovation.
Mr. Moriarty has consistently stood the
friend of the Hebrew residents of the
Sixth ward, and they in common with
the other residents of the ward appreci
ate his efforts in behalf of his constit
uency, regardless of race or religious af
filiations. Mr. Moriarty made a short
speech, pledging himself to serve the
best interests of the whole ward, its tax
payers and industries.
Hostile to Hebrews.
Mr. Poupeney compared the adminis
tiations of Mayor Smith and Former
Mayor Doran, and recalled the undis
guised apathy of Doron for the Hebrews
when he was mayor, and as a nrember
of the council. He refreshed the mem
ories of his hearers upon Mr. Doran's
council record, when Doran stood spon
sor for, and secured all possible legisla
tions against the interests of the He
brews cf the Sixth ward. He reminded
his audience that when Doran was
mayor Hebrews could not receive an
audience at the mayor's office, but were
always met with the information that
the mayor was too busy to see them.
Mr. Poupeney exhorted the Hebrews of
the Sixth ward to use their every en
deavor to secure the attendance of ev
ery registered Hebrew at the polls May
C, to repudiate Doran's statement that
he had always controlled the Jewish vote
of the flats, and assist in rolling up the
majority of 500, which, he said, the
Sixih will give Mayor Smith.
Demoeratie Candidate for Alderman
in the Second "Ward.
The election of William Buschmann,
Democratic candidate for alderman in
the Second ward, is freely admitted by
prominent Republicans of the ward, who
have long been active in the councils
of their party.
Mr. Busehmann is a thoroughgoing,
conservative business man. He has -ived
in the Second ward many years, and en
joys the confidence and respect of the
Im i&- '■ ■■■■.'•^l
residents of the ward, irrespective of
political affiliations. He has demonstrat
ed by the management of his own busi
ness his ability to represent the impor
tant interests of the Second ward and
the city at large, in he common council.
No man has ever dared attack the
probity and rugged honesty of Mr. Busch
mann. and his most bitter partisan ene
mies are obliged to speck of him in only
complimentary terms. He has made a
clean, vigorous campaign. His canvass
has been one In which any honest man
may take pride and which stamps him as
of the type of man who will do honor to
Mmseif and his constituents in public of
TO MAINTAIN CHARGES
J. C. Michael Challenges Opposition
to Prove Extrava
"If the Republicans can show that un
der the present administration any de
partment of the city, except the schools,
has spent for running expenses more
than it did in the preceding Republican
administration, then I will vote the Re
publican ticket." Clear and forcible
statements like these by Mr. J. C. Mich
aels, interested a large mass meeting
held last night at C. S. P. S. hall, West
Seventh and Western avenue, under the
auspices of the Fifth Ward Young Men's
Smith and Rohland club.
O. H. O'Neill, candidate for municipal
judge, was introduced by William
Brown, who presided. Young men, he
said, must have noticed the difference in
the campaign methods of the two parties.
The Republicans seem bent on abuse, and
insinuations in their evening party organ
have gone so far that they have bton
repudiated by the morning organ under
the head of "Nonsense." The Democrats
have stuck to argument and facts. Con
tinuing, Mr. O'NeH said:
Xo Excuse tor Dornn.
"Whenever you hear high taxes talked
of, think of this: The buSgel Sftminittee
which proposed these taxes comprist d
seven Republicans and two Democrats,
and the common council which passed
them was made up of a Republican as
sembly and a Democratic board of alder
men. Where lies the responsibility?
Think of another thing. The county taxes
under control of Republicans have been
doubled over last year's. There is no
valid reason for the return of F. 13.
Doran to power. Catch any Republican
privately and he will admit it."
Frederick W. Foot attacked Congress
man Stevens' statement that all over the
country good government meant Repub
lican rule. Mr. Foot said:
"In what city have Republicans made a
success of administration? In not one.
Who are the great mayors from Dennis
Mulvehill, of Bridgeport, through John
son, Jones, Rose, to the new mayor of
San Francisco? Every one Democrats.
"Where can we go for an example of civic
misrule? To Minneapolis with her Re
publican mayor now, or to St. Paul with
Doran two years ago. I have never .been
in a campaign where platform pledges.
past iecord, and reason were so over
whelmingly on one side, while upon the
other was so little but an appeal to pas
Services Sufficient Platform.
Representative Philip Martin said that
the real reason for liking Mayor Smith
is not so much his genial ways as his
services. The police system of J. J.
O'Conr.or alone ought to be sufficient plat
form to elect a ticket. Speaking of ward
affairs, he said, "If good citizenship was
any influence in electing a man Otto W.
Rohland will be the next alderman from
the Fifth ward."
• George R. OReily said he believed
political meetings were to discuss issues
and candidates fairly and squarely. He
said the Republican campaign is an in
sult to the city. How the Republicans
blame Democrats for the things they are
not responsible for can be seen in the
F. B. Doran was a member of the IWXt
charter commission. A subcommittee
brought up a plan for a bl-partiaan po
lice board. Doran and the Republican
majority had "bi-partisan" stricken out.
AV'hen, however, the voters upset their
calculations by electing Robert A. Smith,
and the Democratic police board made its
first step toward getting out of the mud
<ile which had been left to it by calling In
J. J. O'Connor, Former Chief Getchell
took the matter to court. And there in
the court the Republican attorneys threw
the whol-* responsibility for the charter
upon the Democrats, whose influence had
In speaking of the men for whom the
club is named, Mr. O'Reilly told of the
time when the Bank of Minnesota failed.
"The Odd Fellows had $1,200 in it which
vas due to widows and orphans. They
came to Mr. Smith, who at that time
was penniless, having giw n up even hi?
beautiful home to clear himself from the
stigma of owing any man. Mr. Smith
borrowed $1,200 on a personal note, and
gave it to them."
Iti^lit Men for Council.
"Noihing affects a voter more closely
than the m in who icpresents him In the
common council. Th 3 Fifth ward is for
tunate in having Mr. Rohland, who will
bring to the common good the same hon
esty aiid business energy that have
brought him in twenty years from pover
ty to hi^ present high staniing. He and
Joseph Boreja will stand for the best
things in the ward. The men to succeed
are the men who have succeeded."
Jp.ines C. Michael said:
"I never knew what improvements
meant to a city until I lived in Ol^
hnma, during the week that thousands
of people suddenly made a city. Then T
realized ill the fearful discomfort what
a big value all the little tr.ings we take
for granted have—sewers, pure waiter,
hospitals and a thousand other little
things. Tho big task of providing these
things fell upon St. Paul when it was
under Democratic administration—up to
1592. In schools, up to that tim°, there,
had never been a. back step. They were
ranked second in the world. How many
schools have the T^er-nblicans built? Tf< w
many engine houses? What public im
provements? What police protection?
They fixed 'in the nubile library under
Doran. nnd they left the Democrats tc
ray for it in the last two years. They
left ua to build a detention hospital ward 1
and a market, and yet the call us extrav
agant! I'll make a proposition: If t\v
Republicans can show that in this last
administration any department of tha
city, except scho&ls, spent more In run.
rung expenses than it did under the pre
ceding Rerun I.ican administration, then
I'U vote the Republican ticket."
The meeting was concluded by short
speeches from R. N. Rase and Otto
ORGAXIZATIOX DOES GOOD WORK.
Third Ward Democrat* Roll lp Bis
Majority for Dalilqni.nt.
Third ward Democrats will hold another
big mass meeting tonight at the ward
headquarters, 260 East Seventh street.
The principal speakers anounced are
Thomas D. O'Brien, Dr. Alexander Jones,
Frederick It. McGhee, Representative
James R. Hickey, Greorge Redington and
John E. Hearne.
The Third ward Democratic organiza
tion has made a thorough campaign for
Aid. Dahlquist and the entire Democratic
ticket. Aid. Dahlquist has made a record
in the council in which his constituents
tsite pride. He has proved himself the
friend of the laboring men whenever their
interests were before the council and he
has consistently stood the steadfast
friend of the public schools and his effort
will be appreciated by returning him to
the board of aldermen by a larger than
the handsome vote given him two years
SEC'OXD WARDERS ARE Bl SY.
Democrats Hold Four Meeting* To
night for Bnschtnunn.
The Second -ward will he one of the
chief centers of Democratic activity to
night. The Second ward has responded
nobly to the support of William Busch
mann and the Democratic ticket and to
night four Democratic mass meetings will
bo held in the former Republican strong
City Treasurer Otto Bremer, L,ouis Betz,
John S. Grode, William B.ischmann
Theodore 1/ange and George F. Moser will
speak at Earl street and Hastings avenue.
The meeting at 606 Conway street will
be addressed by Henry A. L/Oughran.
Louis Frankel, Thomas C. Daggett and
At Iron hall, Bates avenue and Third
street. Prank Ford, Thomas Grace ans
the candidates will address another meet
The fourth meeting at 1044 East Seventh
street will be addressed by M. J. Clark,
Kay Todd ami the candidates.
POLITICIANS WILL HELP'
COMMITTEES OF DEMOCRATS AXD
HEPIBLIIAXS TO AID CMUISKI ■
Project Was Presented at Eight Dif
ferent Ward Metin Last Mght
-Canvassing Committees Pat in
a Busy Day—Additions to Honor
At the meeting of the board of directors
of the Coliseum association Monday even
ing a committee was appointed to pr.
the Coliseum project at all of the politi
cal meetings to be held between that time
and the election, and the plan Ins I
promptly put into effect. The committee
readily secured the co-operation of the
Democratic and Republican city commit
tees, and addresses on the subject of the
Coliseum were made at eight different
ward meetings last evening. At a meet- -
ing to be held at the Auditorium i
Saturday evening able speakers wll
dress the audience on the subject of tha
A great deal of active work was dona
yesterday by the canvassing committees
as the result of the Monday evening
meeting. The board of directors will
meet at 4:3') this afternoon, when it |a
expected detailed reports of yesterday's
work will be presented. New commit- -i
tees will then be named to follow up the
work still incomplete, and this week will
see everything well in hand for the g
triumph en Coliseum day. t
Among the houses reported yesterday
where the employes signed the piedgo
Niools, Dean & Gregg.
Boak Fish company.
Villaume Box company.
St. Paul Book and Stationery company.
Minnesota Type Foundry company
Internal revenue office, federal building.
PROVISIONS AT WILL
Major Smith Scores Mi-( urdy at
"The Republicans tell you that their
savin- grace is their 'watchdog' of the
iry, J. j. McCardy. My. McCardy
is very careful to jump on any me wti,»
attempts, to break charter provisions, but
he breaks these provisions whenever ha
These words were address,.! by Mayor
Robert A. Smith to an audieni
li-American Democrats of the
Fourth ward, that filled St. L/ouis hall,
T<nth street, near Minnesota, last
Frank A. Barbeau presided. The other
sp akers were O. 11. O'Neil, F. \v. Foot.--.
Louis Beta, Jinn. D. W. Lawler, Dr. A.
J. Stone, George Lambert and Octave
Savard addressed the audience In l-'r
The entrance of Mayor Bmlth u.s.s th.-*'
signal for an ovation. In speaking
the charter violations of McCardy be
McCnrily Hou^ht ft on (I*.
"I will give you an instance of those
violations. Some few years ago Mr Mc-
Cardy hurried to New York, b
$100,000 worth of New York city bonds.
Then he came home and ordered the city
treasurer, Mr. Morse, to pay for them
with the city's money. li>' did this, ab
solutely in violation of die charter pro
visions. If* 1 did it. unsupported by any
legal authority, without the authority
of the council. And this is only one of
Dr. A. J. Stone addressed, the ny
and said, in part:
"The Republicans today ask you to
elect a nian for mayor who was hiasi it
out of their own convention wh< n ha
sought renominution after his first
of office." >
O. 11. O'Neil showed the lack of har
mony existing in the Republican ranks
denced by the editorial uttes
of their leading organ yesterday, which"
declared the main argument of the R -
publican party, "high taxes," to be all
bo:;h! He asked Kow the Republicans
expect th<* people <>f St. Paul to belli ye
in an argument which they themselves
dv .':ol believe in.
Ijmuls Betz voiced the sentiments of the
audience when he said:
Principles Anainst Abuse.
"The campaign on the Republican side
has become one of abuse. With them
argument has given place to slander."
From start to finish enthusiasm and'
the- closest atteniton on the part of the
audience marked the proceedings.
Politics were dropped long enough to
give 11. P. Hale tim'j enough to ask sup
port lor the projecte-d auditorium.
The last speaker, Hon. I>. W. Lewler,
reviewed tlie campaign issues in his usual
eloquent and convincing nuinnt-r. In
closing he made a vigorous appeal for
the f lection of the whole Democratic
GIVE HIXKENS SOLID SUPPORT.
Ninth Ward Democrat* Rally To.
ni«ht at Klliic'n Hall.
The Ninth ward Democratic rally to
night will be held at Kline's ball, Jack
son an-1 Grove streets. The principal
•s will be County Attorney Thom
as R. Kane. Daniel W. L<awler,
Michael. William K. P.egg and Senator
John H. 1
The Ninth ward Democrats are making
Ign and will elect AW. •'.
w. Hinkena by a raising majority. Mr.
Hink<>ns has not been a nictnlvr of the
counjfl >ugh to rnrik'" a record.
but he h:is <:• ■ I. In the few
weeks of his Incumbency, that he is the
r the place. Mr. HI w to
manhood in the Ninth ward. THe votera
of the ward have known him frum his
.]. They have with
his development into a sterling
business man, and they know their in
\M are safe in his care.
Hold Last Meeting Toni^M.
The Fourth ward Democrats will-hoicTyu*
the last mass meeting of their campaign "
tonight at ward headquarters, PfeifEer's
hall. Eighth and Wabasha street*. Tho
speakers announced are Frederick A.
Pike, Representative James R. Jllckey,
Senator John 11. Ives, Thomas J. McDer- „' .
mott, Frederick 1.. McGhee. John K.^.'-l
Hearne, James Oorjnican, Thomaa P. *• \
Grace and Louis Nash.
7*%hGt People Are
\ *&£& r* Jalking jftbout
The world is poorer for the death of
Sol Smith Rnssell. He was a granl,
good man. a true man, a gentle humor
ist, and he loved his fellow man. If wa
had more men like him on the stare the
world would go singing to glory—Col. «.;.
No, I do not dread a political cam- A
paitrn. The good soldi*-;- inches f
in the face of flre, however disagi
it may be to his personal comfort.— Gov
Minneapolis, it is true, has more dairies
than St. Paul. Rut they cannot say they
have better dairies. St. Paid ia a mod^l
city, so far as the condition of
is concerned. —Inspector George Staple*.
Win? Of course I'll win. Now, what
object is there for me to los«-. A man
should never g.. into a light to get licked.
—Senator Ed Young.
Fire or no fire, the Trade Journal will
be out on time. This is the second time
th - I'nion block has bten threatened, out
it wont hurt the old reliable—H. I. Hull
This street lighting question should be'
settled. The people out In my ward
ar« against the city trying any more ex
periments, but 1 guess we will have to
■ive the contract to the lowest bidUor--