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THE ST. PAUL GLOBE _ THE GLOBE CO., PUBLISHERS OFFICIAL PAPER <™j||||^> CITY OF ST. PHI Entered at Fostoffice at St. Paul, Minn., as Second-Class Matter. TELEPHONE CALLS. Northwestern—Business. 1065 Main. Editorial, 78 Main. Twia City—Business. 1065, Editorial, 78. CITY SUBSCRIPTIONS. By Carrier | Imo | 6mo 3 I 12 mos D*lly only 40 52.25 $4.00 Daily and Sunday 50 2.75 5.00 Sunday 15 .75 1.00 COUNTRY SUBSCRIPTIONS. , Ey Mail | 1 mo | t mos I 12 mos Dailyonly I .25 51.50 $3.00 Daily and Sunday | .35 2.00 4.00 Sunday 1 .75 1.00 BRANCH OFFICES. New York, 10 Scruce Street, Chas. H. Eddy in Charge. Chicago. No. 87 Washington St., The F. S. Webb ComDany In Charge TUESDAY, JANUARY 6, 1903. FREE FROM CRIME. There is no fact relating to municipal administration established so entirely to the public satisfaction as the one that the police administration of the city of St. Paul has reached an exceptionally high degree of effi ciency. Thanks to the untiring efforts of those charged with the control of the department the city is to all intents free from crime. Where serious crime has been committed arrest speedily follows in every case; and arrest is as sruely followed by conviction when the guilt of the ac cused is made reasonably certain by the surrounding circumstances. No better results than these can be secured under any circumstances whatever. They represent almost the ideal condition in the work of preventing and punishing crime. The annual report of the police department which has just been made public only sustains the general convic tion as to its efficiency. It is not necessary to make con trasting comparisons in order to bring out with sufficient clearness the admirable work which has been done since the present police administration has been organized. But a few of the facts brought out in the repoTt are so signifK cant in themselves that they should not be allowed to pass without comment. The entire year which has just passed showed 2,261 arrests, of which only 517 were for felonious offenses. There were 680 of the persons so arrested discharged with out punishment. During the year 1896 the records of the department under other control showed, on the other hand, 5,056 persons arrested, of which 1,210 were for felon ious offenses. Nearly half of the persons so arrested, or, accurately stated, 2,227 in number, were discharged with out punishment. Thus it is seen that serious crime was relatively twice as general in this city in 1896 than in 1902; while failures to convict ensued in relatively twice as many cases as in the past year, and in all nearly one half of the cases brought before the court during 1896 ended abortively. The situation in 1897 was quite as bad as in 1896, when its results are compared with those achieved during the past year in police administration. Then there were about the same number of arrests as in 1896, or 5,078 in all, and the same number of discharges, or 2,128 in all. In view, then, of the closeness of the figures going to show the degree of efficiency which prevailed under Republican ad ministrations, during the two years of 1896 and 1897, no one can claim that there was any exceptional circumstan ces that could be pleaded in mitigation of the complete break-down of police responsibility which was wit nessed during those two years. It was simply a case of continued inefficiency, resulting from the displacement of capable and upright police officials for those who had not the ability, and whose uprightness daily experience showed was in many cases questionable. Immunity from crime in this city today is not due to the fact that Democrats, instead of Republicans, are In control of the local police. It is simply the product of business methods applied to the administration, and to the fact that men of proven ability and probity, who had been thrown out of office on account of their political opinions are back in their places and are doing their simple duty. Too much praise cannot be bestowed on the police board or its efficient chief, John J. O'Connor. Nor can the general public be expected to express more plainly than is being done each succeeding day in a great variety of ways its ample recognition of the splendid police serv ice the city is now receiving. Another big land combine has been formed involving millions of acres. There is no longer anything wonderful about circumstances of this character. Indeed, the only real cause of wonder is that cultivable soil on the earth' 3 surface has not long since been exhausted by operations of this kind. HOW SOCIETY SUFFERS. The public has long since lost all interest in the settlement of the private matters in dispute between the miners of Pennsylvania and the anthracite mine owners and operators pf that state. That interest may be said to have ceased as soon as the commission of arbitration was appointed. Since then, however, at least one circumstance has been brought out, through the commission, which goes far toward confirming the popular conviction that the methods of the owners and operators toward their em ployes were tyrannical, and that public extortion was merely the attendant of greed and selfishness in every other direction which involved the pecuniary interests of the mining and carrying companies—corporations and in dividuals alike. That circumstance was the one of the eviction of the family of a miner who was in arrears of rent, and which was declared to have resulted in the death of the ailing wife of the miner. The so-called independent concern, against whom this offense was brought home, Markle & Co., has since been accused of withholding from the first month's pay of all its employes formerly on strike, the full amount of the rent which had accrued due through occupancy of its premises by the men during the period of the strike, in many cases leaving those employes without even a dollar to spend during the Christmas season. Maikle & Co. has just essayed a defense of its action In the case of eviction referred to through medium of Its answer before the commission, which has just been published. Whether the answer is to be regarded as» effective or otherwise, it is to be hoped that the concern in question will be supplemented by another defending Itself against the charge of gross cruelty leveled against it in connection with the pay of the men at Christmas time. The answer to the former charge will hardly deceive the commission or anybody else. It may be instrumental in directing public attention to one of the distinctively criminal features of the administration of many large productive concerns throughout this country, which has wrought and is still producing more mischievous social results than any other single departure from responsible methods. We refer to the maintenance of company houses and company stores —the shameful and abortive effort of these corporations to play the triune role of employers, landlords and storekeepers toward the men. Corporations engaged in this mischievous undertak ing have worn the mask of philanthropy in the past. They have not been philanthropists; but, in most cases, robbers and oppressors of their servants. They have held the fate of the men and their families in their corporate fists; and that they have not hesitated to shut their fists and squeeze the very existence out of their victims when the occasion required the history of such industries plainly shows. Society has protected itself in most cases against this form of socidl crime; but it could not protect itself against certain of its inevitable results. If socialism is becoming rampant throughout the county among the la boring people, we have most to plame the one class of those corporations which have not been content to con-, duct their business on purely business lines, but have undertaken to play the role of the state as well as the boss toward their employes, and the other class of cor porations which have organized themselves for the pur pose of cornering the people's supplies of the necessaries of life and monopolizing public and prrvate substance alike. It is in the results on society, rather than on a few individuals, that the general public are concerned with reference to such difficulties as those which have arisen between the coal mine owners and coal miners in Penn sylvania, and on these results the commission, to be of any value at all, must make adequate report. Now, the beet sugar people will evidently have their hands full and Cuba will not be the cause of their unhap~ piness either to any visible extent. The blow of the re moval of the bounties on Sugar by European nations is aimed at that suffering individual, the American farmer, much to the disgust of the only real protectionists, the friends of Mr. Oxnard. PROTECTING THE COUNTY. The proverb is that a new broom sweeps clean. In no direction has the proverb so many demonstrations of its wisdom as in public life. It is an admirable double illustration of it which is offered through the proceedings of the first session of the board of county commissioners. That body starts out entirely animated by the spirit of determination to discharge its duties to the greatest possi ble public advantage. The new public examiner also disv tinguishes himself by a rare degree of watchfulness which he exhibits with reference to the business of this county— for both of which circumstances the people of the county are no doubt duly thankful. It will be a'great event for Ramsey county should the new board of county commissioners adhere, if only for six months, to the courses which are marked out by the public examiner. Slipshod methods and worse have dis tinguished the majority of every successive board of county commissioners for the past six years. The business of the county has been ill done; its funds squandered and its interests utterly neglected. The reason of all this is not far to seek. The county government is just a fifth wheel in the vehicle of municipal government and its operation is a luxury which the taxpayers have be come so used to that the thought of dispensing with it has never yet received serious consideration. There is no placing of responsibility on those who run our county concerns. The board of county commissioners are looked upon by the general public as a body of no moment what ever; with the result that inferior men of both parties have alone presented themselves as a rule for election as members of it. The' scandals which have attended the administration of county government will promptly come to an end, if the proposal is put in operation to allow the county attor ney to exercise surveillance over the legal aspects of the transactions of county officials. With such a man as Assistant County Attorney O'Neill consulted as to the authority of the official acts of the board of county cora missionerg, there would be a speedy ending made of the skullduggery that has shown itself so frequently for many years past, and the taxpayers would have substan tial assurance that their interests were being protected. We are told that County Auditor Krahmer's first official act was to sit on the auditing board. There are other official bodies and individuals, mostly of his own party, that Mr. Kramer will require to sit on and sit on hard, if he is not to make the same kind of a record that his two Republican predecessors have made. NOT AN AMERICANIST. The appointment of Bishop Quigley to succeed the late Archbishop Feehan of Chicago has been referred to quite frequently in the press dispatches on account of the indication which it may give of the disposition of the Vatican toward the adherents of the American idea in church administration. By some it is seen to be pro motive of one school of administrative thought in the affairs of the church, and by others as standing for the opposite view. Outside observers are not qualified to pass on any such question, which is after all of minor consequence, save to those immediately interested. On the question, how ever, which was under such general discussion a few years ago, arising out of the supposed mission of Cahenslyism to perpetuate national divisions among the American Cath olics, it seems plain, however, that the appointment of Bishop Quigley must be regarded as unfavorable to the American view, and to those among the Catholic hierarchy who advanced it. Bishop Quigley has been throughout his episcopal ca reer the distinct opponent of all innovation on accepted notions of church polity. The public schools, as the resort of children of Catholic parents have had in him no friend. On the contrary, he has been outspoken and un qualified in his condemnation of the act of Catholic parents in sending their children to the public schools under any circumstances; and the Faribault attempt of reconciling the educational interests of the state and the Catholic authorities counted him among its most uncompromising' opponents. If the appointment to the archbishopric of Chicago which has just been made is to be taken as expressing in any substantial degree the preference of the Vatican between the members of the two divisions of adminis trative policy known to exist in the church in America, the conclusion is inevitable that the result is unfavorable to the more advanced and progressive of the two. It may be that Little Tim Woodruff and his friend Low will be able to put an end to Platt's influence among the reformers of Greater New York. But if they are moving without the aid of Gov. Odell they may find before they go very far that there is such a thing as gray matter in politics, and that the supply is not to be found beneath the silk hat of the reformer or the plush waist coat of the political fakir. The cause of peaceful arbitration may be vindicated; but from all present appearances there will be another new member elected to the society of ex-presidents of the Republic of Venezuela. If our Mohammedan allies in the Philippines are hard to manage at this stage, what is to be looked for When we have brought home to them the iniquity of slavery and plurality of wives? Man Without a Country. Antonio M. De Yeasa, a young Filipino seeking citizen ship in the United States, has been denied naturalization on the ground that he had no country to renounce. We have learned many things of late years. For instance we are governing people in Porto Rico who are not citizens of the United States, but of Porto Rico. To what sovereign do they owe allegiance? If it be said to Porto Rico, we must remember that Porto Rico is no such sovereign as are the powers to which allegiance is generally owed. If to the United States, it is to be borne in mind that it is a strange thing for a man to owe allegiance to a gov ernment of which he is neither a subject nor a citizen, — Indianapolis News. THE ST. PAUL GLOBS, TUESDAY JANUARY 6, 1903. MAKING LBORATORIES OF THEIR STOHACHS Self-Immolated Victim? on the Alter of Dietetics Pursue Their Undaunted Dining on Uncanny Chemical Mixtures. . ___^ ' _ ' -.«-^^ , CxXQirftf/t "E»mak ™o, ON THEII? WAY TO"EXECUTION*. E^KSTHEirVosI ~ AN OVERDOSE OP IV VHAT it 1,,, , jtf PYROLI6NFOUS. Po&j^Sr^So^ T° <C ™E k!^ / m HABIT CROWS ON THEM, f^ / and TtKirl?SaclS^^^ lsi e m St t ( , t"b dl,ll ili science and free boar* have placed themselves The country at large is watching the outcome of S? ex^iSs wlth SSyrupatnet?c™nteresl tMVln|!r On 'he on which he is teedins them. AT ST. PAUL ' THEATRES Miss Celestia Nevada Bellaire, vio linist, appeared in concert last night at the Odeon, playing two of Vieux temps' compositions, ."Ballade et Polo naise" (op. 38) and "Air Varie", and "Sarga Cserebogar" <Scene da la Csarda), by Jeno Hubay. Miss Bel laire made a most favorable impres sion. Her technique is sufficient, and with her very well handled bow she draws from her violin a good, clear tone, that expressed most satisfactorily the Vieuxtemps numbers and the Hubay selection. She plays with the freedom that marks a step far in advance of the student stage, and though her tone lacks the subtle refinement that proves the artist, she has the temperament that suggests that this lack will in time be supplied. This temperament gave character to her interpretations last night, coloring the Ballade et Polonaise gayly, though delicately; the "Air Varie" with more vivid tints, and. the Hubay selection with the deeper tofles of a tragic sin. Miss Helene Louise Bellaire satisfac torily accompanied her sister last night. Mr. Carlo Fischer, the Minneapolis 'cellist, played Popper's "Dedication." The serene and conscious dignity of the composition was beautifully voiced by the fine, grave tones of the cello. Mr. Fischer touches his instrument with an artist's hands and it responds in almost human fashion. He was forced to play a second number last night. Miss Clara Williams sang in dainty fashion Chadwick's "Allah," Cowen's "Swallows," "In a Strange Land," by Taubert, and a madrigal by Victor Harris. Her numbers were warmly applauded. The Orpheus quartette also took part in last night's programme, singing in very acceptable fashion "Serenade," by Schubert, and "A Stream of Silver Moonshine," by Geibel. Arthur Bergh, the violinist ,and Miss Minnie Bergh, pianist, gave the final concert of a brilliant series before a large audience last night at Mozart hall. The feature of the programme was the playing of the Gade trio (F major, op. 42) for piano, violin and cello, played by Miss Bergh, Mr. Bergh and Mr. William Geist. It is possible that Mr. Bergh will arrange for a series of recitals by this trio. Clever specalties in the olio make the bill at the Star this week a stirring one. Mile. Ani's work on the trapeze is of a sensational character, and has not been seen here bofore. Her turn is extremely clever. The Jacksons' athletic and acrobatic work is also good, and some of the musical num bers are excellent. The attraction of good vaudeville was demonstrated by crowded houses at both performances yesterday. Blanche Walsh as Salammbo in "The Daughter of Hamilcar" scored an other triumph at the Metropolitan op era house last night and pleased a large audience with her magnificent presentation of that role. She is ably supported by Charles Dalton. As a play "The Daughter of Hamilcar" ranks as one of the most important dra matic presentations of the year. Three more performances will be given in this city, including the usual matinee tomorrow afternoon. "The Suburban," Jacob Litt's latest big production, which comes intact from its fifteen weeks' run in Chicago, opens at the Metropolitan Thursday night and remains only three nights and Saturday matinee. The entire or iginal cast will be brought here, head ed by J. H. Gilmore. Mr. Litt has given the play generous treatment as regards setting and company. Be sides the pla:/?rs who appear in the principal parts, 200 supernumeraries will be employed in the big scenes of the play and ten horses run in the race which gives the drama its name. Primrose & Dockstader's minstrels will appear at the Metropolitan Sun day night and the first half of next week. The sale of seats for this en gagement will open Thursday morning. Robert B. Mantell presented "The Dagger and the Cross" to another large audience at the Grand last even ing and met with decided approval. The character of Roubillac in this play is one especially suited to Mr. Man tell's temperament and peculiar style. "The Dagger and the Cross" will be repeated tonight and at tomorrow's matinee the bill will be "The Lady of Lyons." The Royal Lilliputians, Gus Hill's aggregation of midgets and giants, gathered from all parts of the world, will be the offering at the Grand the coming week. The Lilliputians are this season presenting a new musical farce entitled "In Posterland." Frozen to Death. EDDYVILLE, lowa, Jan. 5.—A. A. Sifert, a prominent business man, was found today in the rear of his residence frozen to death. He had been ill. DEFENDS FAIR STENOGRAPHERS Chicago Saleswoman Resents Mrs. Slmmaker's Refer ence to "Flirtations." Mrs. Alma Deane, traveling saleswo man, of Chicago, who is in Minneapo lis selling women's lingerie, will pay a visit to St. Paul today for the ex press purpose of "taking a fall,' 'so to speak, out of Mrs. Juliet Shumaker. principal of the Lancaster school in this city. Mrs. Deane is the accredited repre sentative of the Chicago Business Wo man's club, and the club, at its meet- Ing on Saturday, decided that Mrs. Shumaker talked like an illustrated German almanac, otherwise, that her utterances concerning the American business woman were neither instruc tive nor funny. Chicago stenographers, is appears, insist that Mrs. Shumaker has cast an aspersion on all stenographers by dwelling so strongly on the faults of the minority. At the meeting, at which Mrs. Deane presided, attended speeches were made by Miss Kate L. Blade, of the Old Colony building; Edna Dickin son, one of the besrt known stenogra phers in the stock exchange, and many others. They very strenuously resent ed Mrs. Shumaker's references to the "flirtatious" stenographer. "For my own part," said Mrs. Deane last night, "I think it quite posible for Mrs. Shumaker to have been mis quoted. Public officials generally take refuge behind the long suffering newspaper man when they find they have committed some political faux pas. It will therefore not be at all sur prising to discover that Mrs. Shumaker really said something entirely flattering to the working woman. At the same time, it is my purpose to call on her and find out what she really did say. "Of course, we are not taking up the cudgels for all women who are em ployed down town. Some of them are not entitled to much consideration, but what is sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander. Suppose the nice and eminently respectable, but outrageous ly flirtatious, old gentlemen of Chicago or St. Paul, for that matter, were to be condemned wholesale for the eyes they make at those poor little stenog raphers whom Mrs. Shumaker consid ers a fair target for her satire and wrath? "We women who work take the po sition that there is proof of the value of woman in down-town offices in the increasing width of her field. Why is it that even in court reporting, which was originally given over to men ex clusively, women are now coming to be employed in such large numbers? It is because the woman is sober, more industrious than her brother, more so licitous for the interests of her em ployer, less given to absenting her self during business hours. I do iV^ believe that you could persuade any large business house in Chicago to sup plant its women stenographers with men. The latter are less skillful oper ators of typewriting machines, they make more mistakes in proportion, as they consume more cocktails, and are altogether less desirable. "It is not fair to make the rule general, of course, but it is neverthe less largely true that women who work may be classified according to the peo ple they work for. A man who wants a flirty stenographer can get her, eith er in Chicago or St. Paul. There are such stenographers, and for my part I cannot see that the disposition to flirt on the part of a girl is any more heinously criminal than the courting of such a disposition on the part of her employer. "On the other hand when a man wants a steady, hard working, accurate wo man assistant in his business, he is far more likely to secure one able to fill every requirement than he is to get a man able to fill the same large con tract. I think, assuming that Mrs. Shumaker has been correctly quot ed, and as her utterances have been telegraphed about the country as val uable, the business women everywhere should have something to say. The business woman's reputation is just as dear to her as was that of the girl of twenty years ago who had nothing to do with business. The new type is fully equal to the old in a moral sense and immeasurably superior to it men tally." January Court Term Opens. The January term of the district court was commenced yesterday, at which time the court and Jury calen dar was called and cases assigned for hearing. The hearing of cases will be gin today. During the present term of court Judge Kelly will have charge of the criminal calendar, Judge Bunn will be in chambers and Judges Brill and Orr will look after the jury cases, while Judges Lewis and Jaggard will divide between them the civil court cases. WOMAN DRUMMER SELLS WHISKEY Is Obliged to- Change Her Route in Order to Dodge Carrie Nation. It was a telephone lineman who per petrated the joke, as he sat astride a cross-tree high up on a pole, that his calling, at least, was safe from the feminine invasion that marks the strenuosity of twentieth century life; but he would not have felt such a great degree of security in his high calling had he seen or heard of a lit tle woman *tho visited St. Paul the other day in a very unostentatious manner. She was Mrs. H. D. Graves, of Cincinnati. Mrs. Graves is a whisky drummer. In conversation she gave out the in formation, in a modest manner, that her pathway from Cincinnati had been attended by discontented comment and audible protestations against her dar ing in entering a field hitherto con sidered sacred to the sterner sex, Mrs. Graves said: "By my customers, saloon men and all alike, I am treated very courteous ly—but my visits are necessarily brief. The reason of this is that when a wo man enters a saloon busines is para lyzed—everything stands still. Do I call the frequenters of the bars up to 'have one on me?' Indeed, no!' Al though expense money for that pur pose is allowed me by the firm I rep resent, I never have spent a cent in that manner. '"Do my sales equal those of the men in the business? Well, the best answer to that is the fact that I am drawing as much money as the best of them — and you know that employers do not engage employes through sentimental motives." Mrs. Graves remarked that she had recently been compelled to make changes in her itinerary to avoid tha redoubtable Carrie Nation. The quiet, quakerish-loking bit of femininity ad mits that she left one town quite sum marily upon learning that the hatchet wielder was due there that night. SCOTTISH RITE-MASON'S CONFER DEGREES Are Holding a Five Days' Session at Masonic Hall. Scottish Rite Masons are holding a five days' session at Masonic hall dur ing which all the degrees from the fourth to the thirty-second will be worked. The degree of secret master and per fect master was conferred on a class of fourteen yesterday afternoon and last evening the fourteenth degree was conferred. St. Paul chapter of the Rose Croix will confer degrees today. De Molia council of Kadosh, Wednesday; Min nesota Consistory, Thursday and Fri day. A banquet at Masonic hall Friday night will close the session. VETERANS AND WIDOWS FORM A LONG LINE Nearly 400 Pensioners Secure Their Papers at Clerk of Court's Office. Yesterday was pension day, and the deputies in the office of the clerk of courts were kept busy the entire day preparing the papers for the veterans and their widows that Ac money might be secured. When the office was opened at 7:30 in the morning, half an hour earlier than usual, there was a long line of men and women, all of them advanced in years, waiting, and from the open ing hour until long after noon the office was crowded. Nearly 400 pensioners were cared for by the deputies dur ing the day. HELD TO GRAND JURY FOR SMASHING MAILBOX Farmer Bergloff Must Stand Trial for Mutilating Uncle Sam's Property. Andrew Bergloff, a farmer, living near North Branch, was yesterday bound over to the federal grand jjiry, after a hearing before Commissioner Spencer on a charge of having mutil ated a rural route mail box. The mutilated box was one used by Peter Skriem, a neighbor of Berg lqffs, and is said to have been smash ed after a quarrel between Bergloff and Skriem. Michigan Miners Strike. BESSEMER. Mich.. Jan. 5 —Two hun dred men at the Mikado mines are out on strike. The demand is for an increase in pay. TRUST HAS RIGHT TO MAKE TERMS Judge Lochren Dismisses Suit of Dealer Against Conti nental Tobacco Co. In the case of Joseph P. Whitwell, a local cigar and tobacco dealer, against the Continental Tobacco com pany, known as the tobacco trust, Judge Lochren in the federal court yesterday dismissed the case on the motion of the defendant, who de murred on the ground that the com plaint did not show sufficient cause for action. The suit was brought under the Sherman anti-trust law, which gives a dealer the right to bring suit for three times the amount involved. Whitwell, who had ordered $600 worth of goods of the Continental Tobacco company and refused them for the reason that the goods would be delivered only on condition that the buyer accept other goods which he had not ordered, sued the company for $1,800. Judge Lochren held that the com pany had a right to impose terms and conditions under which it should dis pose of its goods and that such action was not in violation of the law. At torney D. L. Lawler, who represented the plaintiff, asked for a stay of pro ceedings, and the case may be carried up to the higher courts. MEETINGS ARE HELD IN LABOR'S INTEREST The Bartenders' union initiated eleven new members last evening and considered sixteen applications for membership. A. H. Garfleld, of the Re tail Clerks' union, spoke briefly on the question of early closing and urged the members of the union to do what they could in helping on the early clos ing Saturday nights by refraining from making purchases after 6 o'clock Sat urdays. The Federation council, which is the executive committee of the State Fed eration of Labor, held a session last evening. The council desires that any of the labor unions throughout the state having bills to introduce in the legislature will send the measures to them at once. A representative from the council will be in attendance at the legislative session and any measure in which organized labor is interested will be given attention. The council will hold its next session Jan. 25 at 2:30 p. m., and after that date will meet every two weeks. St. Paul lodge, No. 7, of the National Association Stationary Engineers, in stalled the following officers last night: President, T. F. S. Hays; vice presi dent, H. M. Germain; treasurer, W. B. Robinson; financial secretary, J. F. Meteke; corresponding secretary, Alex. McNichol, Jr.; recording secretary, George Mullen. Bishop of Hawaii Dead. HONOLULU. Jan. s.—Bishop Gulstan F. Ropert, head of the Roman Catholic church in the Hawaiian islands, died lata last night. He had been iil for some time. TODAY'S WEATHER. Minnesota —Fair; warmer Tuesday: Wednesday fair, except snow or rain in f.ortheast portion; fresh to brisk* south east winds, becoming west. Upper Michigan—Fair Tuesday and Wednesday; warmer, light northwest winds, becoming south. Wisconsin —Fair and warmer Tuesday; Wednesday increasing cloudiness; fresh south winds. South Dakota. North Dakota and lowa- Fair, warmer Tuesday; Wednesday in creasing: cloudiness. Montana—Fair Tuesday and Wednes day. St. Paul — Yesterday's temperatures, taken by the United States weather bu reau, St. Paul. W. E. Oliver, observer, for the twenty-four hours ended at 7 o'clock last night—Barometer corrected for tem perature and elevation. Highest tempera ture, 26; lowest temperature, 5; average temperature, 15; dally range, 21; barom eter, 2i.9&; humidity. 82; precipitation, .01; 7 p. m., temperature, 23; 7 p. nu, wind, northwest; weather, cloudy." Yesterday's Temperatures— ♦Spmlllerh! *BpmHigh AJpena 22 26|Milwaukee 24 26 Battleford . ..22 26|Minnedoaa . ..10 12 Bismarck 24 30|Montgomery ..40 46 Buffalo 30 32! Montreal 16 24 Boston 38 40iMashvilie 32 36 Calgary . ....46 50|Mew Orleans ...44 50 Cheyenne 40 46|New York 40 43 Chicago 20 28 [Norfolk 40 46 Cincinnati 28 34|N Torth Platte . .34 40 Cleveland 26 28|Dmaha 26 32 Dcs Moine3 ...24 30|Philadelphla ...40 4* Detroit 24 28|Pittsburg 32 34 Duluth 18 22iQu"Appelle . ..20 24 Grand Haven 24 2813 an Francisco ..46 50 Green Bay ...14 24|St. Louis 26 2« EJelena 46 64!3a1t Lake 4G 68 Huron 16 18|Soo .. ..., 18 18 Jacksonville ..51 54(Washington ....40 44 Kansas City ..36 38|Winnlpeg 0 S Marquette 22 24 •Washingtcn lima (7 p. m. St. Paul).