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Entered at Postoffice at St. Paul, Minn.,
as Second-Class Matter.
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Composing Room—lo34 Main.
Mississippi Valley—
•Business—lo6s. Editorial—7B.
By Carrier. 1 1 mo | 6 mos 112 mos
Daily only 40 I $2.25 $4.08
Daily and Sunday. .50 2.75 5.00
Sunday .15 | .75 1.00
By Mail. | 1 mo | 6 mos | 12 mos
Daily only ........ 25 I $1.50 j $3.00
Daily and Sunday. .35 2.00 [ 4.00
Bunday | ... | .75 1 1,00
New York. 10 Spruce St.. Chas. H. Eddy
la Charge.
Chicago. No. 87 Washington St.. The F.
S. Webb Company in Charge.
For Minnesota—Fair in west; showers
and not so warm in cast portion; Sunday
fair; fresh west to northwest winds.
For -Upper Michigan—Showers Satur
day and Sunday; fresh southwest winds,
becoming northwest.
For Wisconsin—Showers Saturday and-
Sunday; not so warm; fresh south winds,
becoming northwest.
For Montana—Fair Saturday and Sun
For lowa—Showers and not so warm
Saturday; Sunday fair.
St. I'aul — Yesterday's temperatures,
taken by the United States weather bu
reau. St. Paul. P. F. Lyons, observer, for
the twenty-four hours ended at 7 o'clock
last night—Barometer corrected for tem
perature and elevation: Highest temper
ature, 86; lowest temperature, 68; aver
age temperature. 76; daily range, 17; bar
ometer, 29.84; humidity. 76; precipitation,
.06; 7 p. m.. temperature, 75; 7 p. m.,
Wind, southeast; weather, cloudy.
Yesterday's Temperatures „ *
•Spmllighl - •BpmHlgh
Alpena ....68 701 Marquette ...68 80
Bismarck ..76 781 Milwaukee ..74 78
Buffalo 72 Montgomery 86 90
Boston 60 66 Montreal ....70 76
Cheyenne ..74 78 Nashville ...SO 92
Chicago 82 84 New OrleansSO 88
Cincinnati ..82 86 New Y0rk...66 70
Cleveland ..78 78 Norfolk .....74 84
Davenport .81 90 North PlatteS4 88
Dcs Moines.B3 88 Omaha «4 88
Detroit 72 82 Philadelphia 68 70
Duluth 78 80 Pittsburg ...78 84
Galveston ..74 84!' Frisco 64 70
Green Bay.. 80 861 St. Louis ...84 92
Helena 72 74 Salt ake 92 94
Huron 78 82 S. Ste. Marle74 78
Jacksonville 76 82: Washington 70 80
Kansas CityS2 841 *
""Washington time (7- p. m. St. Paul).
River Bulletin—
Danger Gauge Change in
Stations. Line. Reading. 24 Hours.
St. Paul 14 2.0 0.0
La Crosse 10 4.7 —0.2
Davenport 15 6.6 0.2
St. Louis 30 20. *0.1
•Rise —Fall.
River forecast till 8 p. m. Saturday:
The Mississippi Wail change but little in
the vicinity of St. Paul.
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SATURDAY, JULY 26, 1902.
Those who are prophesying that the
Boers will yet rise against the British
in South Africa -forget two essential
facts, first, that the Boers are a truth
ful and honorable race, and, second,
that the lesson that England has had
will probably keep her officials from
putting outrages on the race in the
The appearance in Chicago within
the past day or two of Mayor Ames, of
Minneapolis, in .the character of Dr.
Ames, superintendent of a health re
sort in Indiana, is the latest circum
stance to lend emphasis to the duty
which the people of Minneapolis owe to
themselves to get rid of their incubus
executive. After the transaction of his
business with his brother, Dr. Ames
appears to have returned to his duties
as superintendent cf the Indiana re
sort. Where his brother hied himself
to does not appear to De publicly
known, but it is conceded that he did
not return to the city of Minneapolis,
the only place where he is really
The city attorney of Minneapolis has
expressed the opinicn that the absence
of Mayor Ames from the city invests a
given official with the functions of
municipal executive. The ordinar;
charter provision in this regard is that
in case of the absence or disability of
the mayor his duties are discharged
by some other official. No doubt a
corresponding rule applies in the case
of Minneapolis. The public interest is
not a. to who the official is upon whom
devolves the executive functions in the
absence of the mayor. That interest
is confined to the circumstance that
there is such an official.
It ought to be a subject of much con-"*
cern to the officials of Minneapolis,
whether the absence of Mayor Ames
does not afford to some official or other
the right to discharge all his duties as
mayor and whether it is not an imper- !
ative and urgent obligation that those
functions be discharged by somebody
else without limitation or qualification.
It ig also a matter which those officials
should take into serious consideration,
whether Ames has not by his conduct
.laid the basis for the successful pros
ecution of proceedings to oust him
from his present office. He certainly
cannot fulfill the functions of superin
tendent of an Institution in another^
.state requiring; his continued attend
ance there, without having cast serious
doubt upon his right to hold his posi
tion as mayor.
- But whether Ames can be driven
from the high office which he so gross
ly abuses, or whether he can be forced
either to return and discharge the du
ties of that office •or else surrender
their discharge to some other official,
there is no doubt whatever^ that the
people of Minneapolis, through their
city officials, ought to take some ' im
mediate steps ;< to settle the status of
Ames with reference to the government
of that city. 7.7 7
There may be, and there doubtless is,
some question whether Ames, being
head of the ypolice department only
by virtue- of the office of mayor, any
other official, not de facto and de jure
mayor, can exercise the functions of
the head of that department. ,If there
is no such question then the acting
mayor of Minneapolis ought forthwith
to proceed to clean out the entire dis
reputable gang which control the po
lice department of that city, and to
put an end to the infamous state of
affairs which is revealed in its admin
istration. This ought to be done wheth
er or not Ames has disqualified him
self to act as mayor. It may be that
he covets the salary of the office and
that in his present discredited condi
tion he has no further political use to
which to prostitute it. In that event
it may well be a matter. of indifference
to all decent citizens whether he con
tinues to hold the office, if only its du
ties can be legally discharged by some
other official under the peculiar cir
cumstances which surround the situa
It was undoubtedly a just and true
verdict which that Brooklyn coroner's
jury rendered in the case of the mur
dered man, Latimer; that he came to
his death by violence.
On what "principle is it that Presi
dent Roosevelt has tendered to one
of the South Carolina senators the im
portant office of judge of the court of
claims? >
Thus far President Roosevelt has oc
cupied a distinctively partisan position
in all his appointments to office. More
than that, it is equally plain that po
litical considerations affecting himself
have mainly controlled him in his ap
pointments. Both of the South Caro
lina senators are Democrats. Why
should McLaurin be chosen as an ob
ject of executive favor, more than any
other Democratic senator to whom
such an appointment could be regarded
as acceptable? -The answer to this
question involves either of two conclu
sions: McLaurin has been unfaithful
to his obligations as a Democratic sen
ator from a Democratic state, or else
President Roosevelt is willing to pro
mote his own political^ fortunes by
utilizing a judgeship of the court of
claims to secure the favor of that class
of political society which would be ex
pected to sustain the attitude assumed
by McLaurin toward the policies of
both Roosevelt's and McKinley's ad
ministration. In any event, the answer
to the inquiry must be one which re
flects no credit whatever upon any of
the persons or influences associated
with it.
Senator McLaurin has chosen to de
cline the office. What the motives of
his declination are has to do entirely
with Senator McLaurin himself. It is
certainly to his credit that in declining
the appointment he has indicated his
unwillingness to go to the rear while
under fire. More than one man in his
situation before has been shelved by
the favor of the opposite party, but the
record of such transactions - does not
establish that any one derived any par
ticular benefit from them.
Senator McLaurin is entitled to his
opinions. If he thinks he can hold to
them and retain. his membership in the
Democratic party he is right in mak
ing the attempt. There is to be said
for him at least this: That his chief
enemy, his associate in the senate, Till
man, is about the last man that would
be regarded as qualified, either by his
party political antecedents or other
wise, to decree McLaurin or anybody
else unfitted for membership in the
Democratic party.
If Senator McLaurin decides ulti
mately to stay in politics in his state
in the effort to vindicate the rightful
ness of his position,- the Democrats of
the country will watch the outcome of
his conflict with Tillmanism with un
doubted interest.
When Senator Bailey appears on the
stump in Indiana this fall it is a safe
bet that Senator Beveridge will be in
some adjoining state; and if the lat
ter should campaign in Texas the Lone
Star tribune would no doubt be help
ing the Democratic cause in other sec-,
tions. Thus the fiction of senatorial
courtesy would be demonstrated.
The movement of Democratic har
mony is assuming quite vigorous pro
portions. Any Democrat not disposed
to take the harmony meetings too seri
ously should devote himself a little to
reading the comments of the imperial
ist press on the general subject.
It required some nerve for a mayor
to direct that official papers should
continue to be forwarded four or five
hundred miles for his signature. But,
then, the only remaining qualification
of Ames for his present position is
plainly that of nerve.
Considering the splendid facilities for
bathing which are furnished through
Harriet island any lad who is fool
enough to take the risks of bathing
elsewhere in the river ought to be
taught wisdom by an hour or two in the
lockup. 7 ■■'-■ - 7 ■•■:
Unless all the literature on the sub
ject of the British heireapparent is
misleading, the great national afflic
tion, if King Edward should pass
away, would not be his death, but his
son's succession to the throne.
The press in informed that the presi
dent's yacht has run into a deep fog.
If it had run into anything more sub
stantial, special dispatches would be
sent over the executive private wire to
all ends of the earth. 7,.
With a record of forty-seven officers
and 2,535 enlisted men dying from dis
ease, the Philippines will hardly com
mend themselves to the American peo
ple as a health resort, even if they
have no other value.
The university football" p>yers are
all thinking of taking out accident
policies hereafter before going into the
game. They evidently believe that the
accident insurance people are philan
When the services of Tarns Bixby
are called for in the character of party
harmonizer, the situation must be pret
ty bad among those who constitute the
tail to Van Sant's political kite.
If Mayor Ames " can't be mayor of
Minneapolis and live in Indiana, can
his brother be chief of police and lite
in Mexico or some other country from
which he can't be extradited?
President Castro is quite likely to
enter tho lists with Theodore and W«>-
THE ST. PAUL G1,03E, SATURDAY, JULY 26, 1902..
Ham "as an exponent * of the: strenuous
life.if his rhetoric is to be accepted as
anything more than hot air.
Babcock has been ; resurrected down
in New York. . He says the outlook for
his party is great. - He didn't need ,to
offer this statement as proof that his is
a voice from the grave.v
There was enough money in the box
to encourage Jeffries and Fitz both to
take a chance. It was a sure thing
that neither would lose his share of
the receipts. - -~,- •*-- y~> - - 7 -«
- The Ames family councils of late
take place far 7 from home, whether
"home" with them means Mexico, Min
neapolis or West Baden.
None who went to Buffalo Bill's show
yesterday is ever likely to look on the
horse as an extinct animal, presently
or in the future.
Noah's record of forty days and
forty nights of wet weather has al
ready been eclipsed by several of our
adjacent states. -
The man Strong and his disreputable
companion can now go into retirement
with the full sanction of the people of
two continents.
Revelations are getting so plentiful
in Haiti that the people consider them
no more alarming than Mary Mac-
Lane's book.
. There isn't a man in the country this
morning who didn't predict the result
at San Francisco rightto hear him
tell it.
Bribery trials In St. Louis and Chi
cago indicate a desire in those to^ns
to get into the Minneapolis class.
This preliminary advertising of May
Yohe may mean a farewell tour on
the stage.
The talk stage of the harmony move
ment must soon give way to the stage
of action. *
Harvest hands are wanted in the
West; only those who can swim need
Without doubt Fitzsimmons could
lick any man of his age in the country.
There will be a matinee performance
of "Blue Jeans" the Grand Opera
house this afternoon : at 1 2:30 and it
promises to be a record breaker in
point of attendance.' Tonight at 8:15
will mark the final production of "Blue
Jeans" In this city by the Frawley
company and tomorrow night it will
enter upon the last week of its stay at
this " playhouse, ' presenting William
Gilette's great war drama, "Secret Ser
vice," which is said to be, without
question, one of. the best plays In the
company's repertoire. Miss Van
Buren _will be seen as Edith Varney
and Frank Mathieu will appear as
Capt. Thorne, the role assumed in the
original production by Mr. Gillette.
Following the Frawley company the
George Fawcett Stock company will
inaugurate a three-week stay at this
playhouse, presenting for __ the 7 first
week, of their engagement Augustus
Thomas' splendid play, "In Missouri."
Protecion of Government Fromlgnor-
ance and Incompetence Necessary.
NEW YORK, July Former Sec
retary of the Interior Hoke Smith; of
Georgia, who has been in this city, is
thus quoted:
"The question of principal interest
with regard to the political attitude of
the South is not whether it will adhere
to the Democratic party, but what part
it will take in the Democratic -Conven
tions. Will it stand by the departure
of 1896 at -Chicago, which was,reiterat
ed at Kansas City in 1900, or will it
go back to the Democracy of Jefferson
and Jackson, of Seymour and Tilden?
It seems almost impossible for Eastern
business men and even Western; Demo
crats to understand the situation in
the South. Of first importance with
us is local government. Our sufferings
from 1868 to 1880 taught lessons which
will make it impossible for many years
to come for the white vote to divide.
"It is not so much a matter of race
prejudice. It is a matter of protecting
our state, county and municipal gov
ernment from ignorance and incompe
tence. The large majority of the white
voters of the South are really conserv
ative; their fear of bad local govern
ment causes them frequently to make
no fight on a national question lest it
might jeopardize that which with
them is essential—good local govern
ment. The Democrats of the East may
confidently rely upon cordial co-opera
tion in 1904 from those of the South."
List Being Selected by the Naval
Board on Awards.
WASHINGTON, D. C, July 25.—
Now that the list of officers and men
of the navy who are to -receive: the
West Indian campaign medals and
bars has been completed, the naval
board on awards is busy, with the
meritorious service medals which are
intended to go to those officers who
rendered particularly telling | services
in the West Indian campaign.
So far only four persons have been
decided upon for . the meritorious ser
vice medals. These are Lieut. R. P.
Hobson, for his well known feat with
the Merrimac; Lieutenants Ward and
Buck, for their perilous mission into
Spain, and Lieut. .Victor Blue, for his
famous work in connection with the
location of the Spanish fleet in Santi
ago harbor. 7 . ._-*-
It is understood thajt meritous ser
vice medals also are intended for the
American officers and men who ren
dered exceptional service in the rescue
of the drowing officers and men of the
defeated Spanish fleet at Santiago.
The reports of the rescue showed that
the ~ Spaniards themselves shouted
warnings to the rescuers not to ap
proach for fear of exploding maga
zines, but the Americans persisted in
their efforts to save., In the face of im
minent destruction.
Fireman Dead and Others Injured and
Heavy Pecuniary Loss.
ALBANY, N. V., July 25.—One fire
man dead, one believed 7to be dying
and a number seriously injured, in ad
dition to a monetary loss variously es
timated at from half to three quarters
of a million dollars, is the result of a
fire which * occurred in the heart of
the business district early this morn
ing. The dead fireman is D. K. Bishop.
The - fire started on the top floor of
the- public "market building on Beaver
street, and spread rapidly 7to the Col
umbia, hotel and the Elks' club house.
Among " the ; heaviestv losers are the
Lang Rubber Stamp Works, the Cruci
ble Steel -company, t Lestern 7 Parker
Furniture company, Albany Rubber
Tire .' Wheel company, Heth ■ & Fisher
Shirt | factory, United Shirt \ and \ Collar
company, Cadby Paper Box f company,*
Wertheim Brothers, clothing manu
facturers,;■; Columbia 'Hotel company
and Albany lodge of Elks..
Cholera in 7 Egypt.
CAIRO, Egypt, July 25.—The utmost
consternation prevails owing- to the ter
rifying progress 7of cholera." All „, hope
of localizing the disease has. been aban
doned and there is no | doubt that Egypt
will have, to meet a devastating epyjeti'c
i * .--. ■■ „ 7-7..-
l c
Coal Reaches the : Pinnacle as to Price
Railroad Earnings and Bank Clear
ings Reveal an Increase—Notable
Activity in Hardware—Slightly In
creased Number of Failures. -
NEW YORK, July Bradstreefs
tomorrow will say: '-.' Crop conditions,
particularly as to corn and cotton,* have
further improved, and the confidence in
fall trade shows no diminution, but
rather an increase. The best advices"
come, as heretofore, from the North
west and Southwest. Weather condi
tions in the East have been depressing
to trade In seasonable * goods and fall
trade in dry goods promises to be late.'
A further improvement is," however,
noticed in shoes and leather and wool
is again higher in price, despite manu
facturers holding back buying.
Among the Industries iron and steel
are easily first in activity and relief
from the so-called pig iron famine is
sought in freer importations. The fruit
season is now in full swing and sugar
consumption is at its full and promises
to be very heavy. Anthracite coal,
stove sizes, has reached the pinnule.
Produce is still high, despite flatter
ing crop prospects, oats have suffered
the predicted squeeze and reached the
highest price of a generation, range
cattle and j Texas hides have surpassed
all records and fine tobaccos have also
reached best ;on record quotations. On
the other hand, the cereals, cotton and
hog products, reflecting the improved
crop reports are lower. Coffee, though
galvanized by speculation, drags pain
fully, owing to large stocks and good
crop conditions. It is noted by West
ern harware men that there will be no
dull season this year. Railroad earn
ings show gains of over 5 per cent so
far for July, and bank clearings have
begun to show gains earlier predicted
over last year's totals, reduced as the:
were bys hot weather and drought ef
fects onr speculation. Crop reports to
Bradstreet's are especially good from
the Southwest, where corn and cotton
have. been 7 favored by 7 good growing
weather. 77 '■'■ -;., :-r. ■'.;.
Iron and Steel Strong.
-. With pig iron consumers clamorous
for supplies, the balance of this year's
production already booked and free
buying for the first half of next year at
only $1 per ton less than at current
rates and foreign iron imports large,
the iron and steel trade in the cruder
forms possesses exceptional elements
of strength. Buyers of structural- iron
are engaging far ahead, steel rail or
ders are large, and bar and sheet sales
are large, though not as heavy as last
week. In hardware the activity is not
able and the changeJo seasons appars
to bring not let up in the demand. Tin
and copper have weakened under freer
Wool is, not especially active, but is
held higher at leading Eastern centers.
Some improvement *- is noted among
New York dry goods jobbers, but the
feeling grows that the season will be
rather later than usual. Cotton gods
are practically unchanged in price.
Reports of Southern mills under bid
ding Fall River for print ■ cloths at
tracts some attention. ■-. i '-„,-.
Wheat, including flour, exports for
the week ended \ July 24, aggregate
3,980969 bushels, against 3,775,222 bush
els last week 6,974,526 bushels in
this 7 week last year. Wheat exports
since July 1 aggregate 13,765,306 bush
els, against 19,737,647 bushels last sea
son. Corn exports aggregate 79,611
bushels, against 130,679 bushels last
week and 1,155,276 -bushels last year.
For the fiscal year corn exports . are
459,405 bushels, against 7,164,043 bush
els last season. ;
Business failures for the week end
ing July 24' number 178, as against 174
last week, 199 In this week last year,
183 in 1900, 170 in 1899, and 189 in 1893.
For Canada 1 failures number 16, against
17 last week, ; and 32 in the week last
year.: 7 - ... x.. ■ :*
-Bank Clearings. -
NEW YORK, July 7 25.— following
table, compiled by Bradstreet, shows the
bank clearings* at the principal cities for
the week ended July 24, with the percent
age of increase" and decrease, as compared
with the corresponding week last year:
"""■ 7 1 Inc. Dee.
New York ....... $1,532,942,094 9.0).....
Chicago; £....:... 157,013,334 5.7..;..
Boston ........... 131,463,153 2.0 .....
Philadelphia*.;... 111,272,472 16 4 ..
St. Louis ........ 41.224,880 1.9.....
Pittsburg .... 44,702,003 11.2..,..
Baltimore ........ 21,567,380 5.5 .....
San Francisco ... 21,484,654 9.4.....
Cincinnati .. i.... 19,803,700 9.1 .....
i Kansas City-.;... 19.866,998 .'.... .....
Cleveland ........ 15,556,699 15.4
Minneapolis; 11,763,865 38.6 .....
New Orleans 117,650,733 49*.3 .....
Detroit 9,890,656 8.9
Louisville ........ 8,892,238 6:9.....
Indianapolis ..... 10,130,119 16.4 ... .
Providence ....... 6,221,600 2 2
Omaha ........... 6,376,492 4.1 ....
i Milwaukee .......': -. 7,121,719 23.9.,...
Buffalo .......... 4,994,698 2.6.....
St. Paul ...;.%%.. 5,544,722 22 5
I St. Joseph ... . 3,867,794 ..... 28 2
Denver I .4,092,131 9.7.....
Salt Lake City ... 3,377,948 6.4 .....
> Los Angeles ..... " 4.664,078 70.9 .....
Seattle ' 6,605,857 13.1 ....;
Washington ...... 3,192,783 58.9 .....
, Portland. Or ..... 2,247,136 27.4 .....
! Dcs Moines ...... 1,771,052 42.1.....
Sioux City ... 1,447,688 61.4..;..
Tacoma .......... 1,253.915 26.9.....
Spokane .....;... 1,409,030 14.0.....
Topeka ...... 1,015,502..... 47.6
Helena .531,867..... 2.7
Fargo ......:.... 397,655 60.0 .....
Sioux Falls .....:. 234,113 2.6 .....
Totals. U. S..Y. .j52,291,141,090 90.0|"....
Outside N. V /....[- 758,198,990| . 9.0|.....
~y-~~X Canada. -7 ,
Montreal ......... $19,459,292 12 1 ~ "
Toronto 13,905,364 33.9.....
Winnipeg ........ 3,229,942 73.6 .....
Halifax.: .... , 1,644,053 8.4 ..;..
Vancouver, 8.C.. 1,019,122 18 8
Hamilton,;. ;... 888,789 27.0 ...'.
St. John,si N. 8... " -854,211 5.5 .-...'.
Victoria, fB.C_... 1 -, 594,546 3.5
•Quebec .1. ...*,... . 1,443.868 ..... v.- --
Ottawa ./........ , 1,992,476 ■ „
„»~-.-,7. 7 «»:, X-.l "■;■ —-— 11
Totals, Canada . $43,039,187| 18.81......
♦Not Included in totals because of no
comparison for last year. 7 -
' it New Chief of Staff. \
B WASHINGTON, D. C, July 25.—Lieut.
Gen. Nelson. A. - Miles * has selected Col.
John B. Babcock, senior colonel of the
adjutant general's' department, as - his
chief of staff, a to succeed Gen. Thomas
Ward, retired. Col. Babcock has been de
tached from his present station as adju
tant generalg of the department of- Cali
fornia, at San Francisco and directed to
report for duty at army headquarters In
this city. . - „
'-■-„. Charge Against Wilson Dropped. -
INDIANAPOLIS,. Ind., : July 25— W. B.
Wilson, -secretary- and -treasurer of the
United Mine- Workers, today received a
communication from: his attorney, at Par
kersburg. W. Va.. saying that the warrant
for his arrest on a charge of violating an 1
injunction issued :by Judge' Jackson had I
been rescinded.' .7- ... - I
■ Wilson understands' that the charge I
against hlnV("as dropped because of fear
that it woulcr create a greater furor than
the men who brought. the suit desired at
this time, but Wilson also believes that
he was entirely within the law at his
meetings at Clarksburg 7 and Fairmont,
where it is charged he made the inflam
ma*»i-j_. speeches violating the injunction.
Requirements for Their Building Are
Named by the Navy
WASHINGTON, D. C, July 25.—
circulars for the two new battleships,
the Connecticut and Louisiana, were
issued by the navy department today.
Plans will be ready Aug. 1, when the
advertisement for bids for the Louisi
ana will be published. The Connecti
cut will be built in the New York navy,
yard. The bids will be opened about
Oct, 1. The maximum time for con
struction of the Louisiana is forty-two
months. For any delay beyond - the
contract time the builders are to for
feit $300 per day for the first month
and $600 a day thereafter.
In considering the bids preference
will be given to the bidder who offers
to construct the ship in the shortest
-time. The speed of the . ship is to be
eighteen knots. If it falls below that
limit $50,000 is to be deducted from
the contract price for each quarter
knot down to seventeen 7 knots : and
$100,000 for each quarter knot below
the latter figure down, to sixteen and
one-half knots. If the ship fails to
make' sixteen and one-half knots the
secretary of the navy can reject her in
his discretion. "
In a" general way it can be said that
the Louisiana and the Connecticut will
be.of> the same type as the battleships
Georgia and New Jersey. They will
measure 450 feet on the load line and
will have an extreme width of 76 feet
and 10 inches. The mean draught will
be 24 feet 5 inches, and coaling capac
ity 2,200 tons. The main batteries will
consist of four 12 inch, 7 eight 8 inch
and twelve 7 inch guns, with a sec
ondary battery of twenty 3-inch rapid
fire guns and some smaller semi-auto
matic guns. The hull will be protected
by a completed belt of 9-inch armor.
The maximum 11-inch armor will ex
tend 200 1 feet amidships forward and
aft of which will be 9 -inch armor to
protect the magazines and decreasing
in thickness gradually to 4 inches at
the stern. 7 -
The casemate armor and bulkhead
armor will be 6 inches. The armor is
to be supplied by the government. The
contractors are to furnish the steel for
the protected deck, which is to extend
from stem to stern, flat amidships and
sloping at the sides. v
Fine Game to Be Finished Today—
Close of the Winnipeg Sum- -
*" mer Fair.
Special to The Globe.
WINNIPEG, Man., July 25.— in
ternational cricket match, 7 United
States team ! vs. Canada, started here
this morning and will be completed to
morrow. The Canadians had the
choice and went to bat, rolling up 217;
Uncle Sam's representatives then went
in and at close play had 85 for 5 wick
ets, the teams ■playing:' twelve men a
side. The Minnesota men on the team
are Godwin, Ramsay, Napier and Rich
ards. -. -- - ■. ,
The bowling of Godwin and Ramsey
was beyond all praise. It. was a fairly
easy wicket and the batsmen took full
advantage. Ramsay batted exceeding
ly well for his side, getting close to the
twenties. The game starts again at 11
a. m., and the question is whether it
can be played out or result in a draw.
Richards kept the wickets splendidly.
Napier fielded well and was unluckily
out when well set with bat.
]| The Winnipeg summer fair is over
and the Americans left for home on
special trains at 6 p. m. The great
free-for-all race announced was a
farce. A dispute arose over the owner
ship of Tom Ogden and Harold H,
Owner of Harry O claiming both be
longed to H. J. Mackenzie. Tom Ogden
and the owner, Levi Dingman, were
expelled for | all time to come from
American trotting association tracks.
Harold H was then withdrawn, leaving
the field too small to start, and disap
pointing the 22,000 people in attend
ance. Harold H made a mile track
record for Canada on a half-mile track
in exhibition, paced by a runner, of
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Officer Formerly of St. Paul Apologizes
for His Conduct in the
: WASHINGTON, D. C, July 25.—
Copies of Manila papers received -. at
the j_ war 7 department contain the de
fense of j Maj. i Edwin Glenn, who was
tried by court martial on the charge of
having administered the water cure
to Filipino natives. The particular
case upon which great stress was laid
was that of the presidente of Igbaras.
Glenn " acknowledge the act, but justi
fied It on the ground that he wanted
the information possessed by the presi
dente, and which he obtained by the
water cure application. 7 Maj. Glenn, in
his plea, says: . -..--.
"I found very soon after my arrival
in Panay that every man's hand was
against us; that every man.woman and
child In the islands was an enemy, and
in my best judgment they are today
and always will be. Practically every
presidente and other officials have been
playing double. They organized and
were the active members of secret so
cieties, known as the Katipunan, etc.,
whose avowed objects were to advance
the cause of'independencia' in any and
all ways, and under this high-sound
ing phrase they have made use of ev
ery means forbidden to them by the
laws of war.
"These , men of peace have actually
waged war by killing straggling Amer
ican soldiers. They have made use of
poisons in the drinks - sold to Amer
ican soldiers. They have poisoned
their arrows and the tips of their
spears and bolos, together with the
bamboo tips placed in the deadly traps
that . abounded Jon the trails. They
have hired assassins to kill those who
were even suspected of being friendly
to the Americans, and likewise have
endeavored" to have our American of
fleers assassinated. They openly stat
ed, in the island of Bohol, that they
would gladly sacrifice twenty natives
for every American officer assassinat
ed. They employed corps of assassins,
who, under the name of Ducot, Mando
ducot or Sandatahan, spread death and
terror in their wake." . .
Maj. Glenn then gives the details
leading up to : the administration of
the water cure jto the presidente, the
facts of which were brought out in the
senate Philippines investigation. He
declares he "did no more than any
other man with good sense would have
done. I am convinced that my action
resulted in hastening the termination
of hostilities and directly resulted in
saving^ many human lives, and directly
injured no one." "*
One Hundred Dollars' Worth of Such
May Be Brought In.
WASHINGTON, D. C. July 25.—
answer to an official inquiry as to wheth
er under existing laws residents of the
United States returning from abroad are
entitled to import free of duty $100 worth
of merchandise of any kind for personal
use, the secretary of the treasury has
held that the law seems to permit Amer
ican tourists to bring with them $100
worth of purchased articles with but lit
tle regard to their nature. The articles,
he says, are confined to those in the na
ture of wearing apparel, articles of per
sonal adornment, toilet articles and sim
ilar effects, but may Include any arti
cle for the personal use of the passenger
not embraced in the provision of law
with limitations.
Wyoming Man Travels 3,000 Miles to Pc-
tion the President.
OYSTER BAY, N. V., July 25.— W. B.
Sleeper, of Wyoming, arrived here to
night to present to the president resolu
tions of the stock raisers of Big Horn
county, .Wyo., concerning the exclusion
of cattle and sheep from the additional
Yellowstone Park timber reserve. The
resolutions request the president to sus
pend any action with reference to the
exclusion of stock from the reserve dur
ing the present season/which will last
scarcely ninety, days longer.
Mr. Sleeper , has traveled nearly 3,000
miles to present his petition. It is un
derstood that the president already prac
tically, has granted the request of the
Trust Conference a Failure.
LONDON. July 26.— Dally Mall this
morning says there is reason to believe
the powers will decline Russia's Invita
tion to take part in a conference on
g Appointed Chief Justice.
ST. JOHN'S, N. F„ July 25.—Hon.- H.
F. Horwood, minister of justice and at
torney general, has been appointed chief
justice of Newfoundland in succession
to the late Sir Joseph Little.
Floral Chair Parade to Be Held on At
lantic City Board Walk in August-
New York Stricken by Pie Fa mint
Owing to Bakers' Strike. t
NEW YORK, July 25.—Although for.
mer Comptroller Coler has said he is
not a candidate for governor, campaign
funds are being raised in his interest,
Democrats in banks and trust com
panies, who have not bothered much
with politics since 1896, have been asked
to subscribe to a campaign fund. A
man whose brother is known as a
banker the world over recently was
asked for a contribution to help defeat
Gov. Odell. This man is himself known
as a financier, has interests in the Sub
way company, and had a diplomatic
post under President Cleveland.
Other Democrats who have been out
of tune with the party have heard the
same story, and it ls said that more
than $100,000 had been subscribed pro
visionally in Greater New York by
Democrats in corporations who are
anxious to see Mr. Coler the candidate
for governor.
His friends also assert that Mr. Coler
is the only man who can raise money
in Wall street. They point out that he
supported Bryan in 1896 and in 1900 as
a matter of regularity, although hold
ing opposite financial views, and that
as a compromise candidate he is the
only one to win with.
Floral Chair Parade.
The first annual floral chair parade
will be given on the board walk, Atlan
tic City,. N. J., Aug 8, at 4 p. m. The
committee has contracted for the use
of all available rolling chairs, and these
will be delivered to participate in am
ple time for decorating. Numerous
prizes of artistic and intrinsic value
will be awarded.
Each hotel in Atlantic City Is to dec
orate one or more chairs. It promises
to be a very unique parade.
New York Has Pie Famine.
From the Battery to the Bronx, from
east to west, there was gloom over
Manhattan island one day this week,
for the news went abroad that one ot
the most sacred of American Institu
tions was in danger of being crippled,
if not destroyed. There was a pie
strike in New York, and the great city
was pieless.
It was not until the luncheon hour
was well begun the extent of the ca
lamity was known, for the early com
ers in the quick-lunch factories were
able to eat their fill in careless happi
ness. __
-» On the Stock Exchange there was a
corner in pies that provoked scenes
compared with which the terrible days
of the Northern Pacific deal were tame
and unimportant. Some of the more
wealthy men sent their cashiers and
other trusted officers over to Brooklyn
and New Jersey to bring the suste
nance without which they' felt they
could not hope to carry on their busi
ness, but for the rank and file of the
city's workers there was no hope, no
consolation, no pie.
The people directly responsible for
the tragedy were the bakers of the
New York Pie Baking company, the
concern which provides pie for the
whole of Manhattan. On Saturday
night they demanded a change in their
hours, wishing to work from 7 a. m.
to 6 p. m. instead of from 11 p. m. till
10 a. m.
But the epicures in pie must be sup
plied with none but the freshest of the
fresh, and the demand of the workers
was refused. Knowing their intention
to strike, the company had men in
readiness to fill their places as soon as
the strike should be started; but the
new hands lacked the skill of the old,
and their output fell far short of the
15,000 which New York consumes
It-was said the difficulty had been
overcome in a large measure, and only
in the cocoanut and. custard variety
would there still be a famine. A sym
pathetic strike on the part of the em
ployes of the Manhattan, Munson,
Consumers of Brooklyn and New Eng
land Pie companies had been feared,
but it is expected now the ease with
which the New York company filled
the gaps In their ranks will discourage
any such action. *
Gives Lucid Explanation.
Sojourner (from over the pond, eager
to acquire the vernacular) —That man,
you say, he have "sand," and so he have
made one great pile of "rocks"—
Native-Sure, sand's rocks in the mak
ing, but you have to dust to get ther;
ketch on?
The sojourner expressed profuse grati
tude and passed on, ponderlngly.—New
York Tribune.

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