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In St. Paul and vicinity today: Showers and cooler. VOL. XXVI.—NO. 269. CORRUPTION IS DUG UP IN DETROIT Six Officials Are Indicted on Charges of Defrauding the City. DETROIT, Mich., Sept. 25.—Six in dictments were returned this afternoon by the grand jury, which has been in vestigating municipal affairs, and par ticularly of public works, for the last two months. Five of them were made public in court and they name the fol 1< wing: D. W. H. Moreland, former commissioner of public works, recently removed from office by the council; Herman Wartell and T. J. White, for mer employes of the public works de partment under Moreland; John Hock, ;i former department of works employe and contractor; Henry Merdian, a con tractor, and his associate, Robert Oon v.ay. Moreland is named in each of the five indictments read in court this after noon. Two of the indictments charge him with conspiracy to defraud, and the other three with misappropriation and converting property of the city to the use of others. In the first of the indictments alleging conspiracy, it is charged that Moreland, Merdian, Con way, Wartell and White conspired in March, 1902, to defraud the city of $1,000 through the pay rolls of the de partment of public works for street sweeping and teaming, and in the sec ond, that Moreland, with Wartell, White and Hock, conspired in the same month to defraud the city out of $1,000 through street sweeping and teaming bills. The other three indictments charge Moreland, under a special statute, with converting 1,735 feet of Medina curb stone, valued at $800, to Thomas J. Kennedy; with converting 1,052 cubic yards of sand, worth $500, to Henry Merdlan & Co., and with converting 400 yards of crushed stone, worth $409, to John Archer and John Hock. The sixth Indictment was not read in court, and Prosecutor Hunt declined to state to night whether or not it named any persons mentioned in the other five. Mr. Moreland came into court this evening and when asked to plead stood mute on advice of his attorney. The judge, accordingly, entered a plea of not guilty and fixed Mr. Moreland's bail on all five indictments at $6,600. It was given. John Hock was also in court and gave $1,800 bail. Warrants for the arrest of the other indicted men were issued and placed in the hands of the sheriff. None of them has yet been arrested. Henry Merdian is ill at his home and will be unable to be arraign ed in court. DES MOINES MILLIONAIRE TIES HIS PROPERTY UP It Must Be Held in Trust for a Century-One of His Children Special to The Globe. DES MOINES, lowa,.Sept. 25.— F. M. Hubbell, of this city, capitalist and railroad broker, today transferred his entire estate, which is estimated to be worth $2,750,000, to himself and two sons as trustees to be held by them and succeeding trustees for the benfit of his heirs. He makes a provision that no part of it shall be sold and that it is to be held intact until twenty-one years after the death of all present living heirs. The youngest is now seven and it is figured this will bring the trusteeship Features of The Sunday Globe Tomorrow's Globe will present to its readers a rare collection of good things, not piled up ad nauseum in blanket form, but the best things in the news and from the pens of writers on current live topics put into presentable form and illustrated. Among these features which may be honestly commended are: A Talk With the Janitor. By Wilberforce Jenkins (Illustrated). Being calculated to appeal to the flat dweller who knows the janitor and may appreciate some exaggeration of his peculiar qualities. The article is clever and the illustrations funny. Ohimmie Fadden on Art and Things. By E. W. Townsend (Illustrated). In which the inimitable Chames plays on the emotions and says some things and others quite worth remembering. The Moscow Home of Count Tolstoy. « By Marshall Lord (Illustrated). Very little is known of the home and family of the great Russian sociolo gist. Mr. Lord has talked intimately with Countess Tolstoy and tells in a most interesting way unknown facts of the sort of life the countess has spent with her genius. Glasgow, the Most Drunken City in the World. By Curtis Brown (Illustrated). The chief city of Scotland is distinguished for its civic reforms but of the life of the submerged ten thousand we know nothing. The story that is .told is harrowing, but In no sense offensive. It deals with the unhaDDV women and children who live on gin. umia^y The Mail Service of St. Paul. A canvass of the business men of the city elicits the fact that the estab lishment of the Commercial station did not expedite the delivery of mail The service is said to be worse than it was before. Reminiscences of Mgr. Rauoux. The Rev. George Pax tells how Mgr. Ravoux was made a bishop thirty five years ago and was never consecrated. Some of the early experiences of Mgr. Ravoux are recalled by the recurrence of the anniversary of the founding of a church at Mendota. Veterans of the Police and Fire Departments. Men who have distinguished themselves by their long service in the pro tective departments of the government of St. Paul. A resume of the social news of the week, and gossip of society. This department is unrivaled for its thoroughness. A foreign special page that covers the events of the old world thor oughly. All the news that is worth printing and many readable things not class ified as news. ORDER YOUR SUNDAY GLOBE TODAY THE ST. PAUL GLOBE. DISOBEYS ORDERS AND LEAVES TRAIN Engineer Had a ''Hunch" That Robbers Were Awaiting His Charge. WOONSOCKET, R. 1.. Sept. 25.—Be cause the trained eye of Engineer George W. Boss recognized in the awk ward swing of a lantern the work of a novice, he pulled the throttle wide open and drove his train swiftly by a danger signal set dead against him and frustrated what is believed to have been an attempt to hold up the boat train at Plummer's Ledge, a lonely spot a mile north of Whitin's Station, on the New York. New Haven & Hartford railroad last night. Four cars full of passengers, uncon scious of probable peril, were landed safely in Providence, and the engineer, who had assumed an awful responsi bility, went to the office of Supt. A. R. Vt'haley to report that he had matched his Judgment against the ironclad or ders of the road and won. That there was a deliberate attempt by ten men to hold up the train there is little doubt, but little was known of the affair until tonight, when Deputy Sheriff Bacon was called into the case by Supt, Whaley, and. fully armed, took his place by the side of the engi neer and accompanied the train from Worcester and Providence. SETS GROSSCUP RUMOR COMPLETELY AT REST Northern Securities Official Says Coun selship Has Not Been Offered to Judge. A report has been persistently circu lated in and out of Chicago to the effect that Judge Peter S. Grosscup, of the United States circuit court, has been offered the place of counsel for the Northern Securities company. The ru mor was not verified in Chicago and no reason could be assigned for its spread. It was stated on the authority of a high official of the Northern Securities company last night that there was no possible foundation for the rumor. The place had not been offered to Judge Grosscup and there was no ground whatever for the story. "As a general thing we pay no atten tion to these rumors," said this official, "but this is a case where justice to Judge Grosscup demands that an ex plicit denial should be made and the story set at rest. It is utterly base less." Is a Countess. to a close at the end of a century. If at that time there are no living heirs he provides that his wealth shall go to the state for the erection of a univer sity in Dcs Moines. He has three chil dren—the Countess Wachtemeister, now living in Paris; Fred C. Hubbell, of Dcs Moines, and Grover C. Hubbell, a student in Tale college. Fred C. has two children. If at the end of the 100 years there are any lineal descendants the property is to be divided share and share alike. He inserts a disinheritance clause for any one who becomes a spendthrift. He provides that his $150,000 residence on Grand avenue shall be maintained by the trustees for the eldest living de scendant. The Only Democratic newspaper or General Circulation In the Northwest. SATURDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 26, 19O3.—TEN PAGES. /Tan *o r \ THE SIGNAL FOR THE DRAWBRIDGE. STOCHMARKETSHOWS MM IMPROVEMENT But United States Steel Con tinues Weak, Without Any Adequate Explanation. NEW YORK, Sept. 25.—The stock market as a whole showed very decid ed Improvement at today's close and sentiment was apparently more cheer ful. Nevertheless, the same influences that have made more directly for lower prices during the past few months were again in evidence —namely, the extreme weakness of United States Steel issues. The common and preferred shares, as well as the 5 per cent bonds, began the day with new low records, recovered in part on good support and in the early afternoon burst "wide open" on a fresh bear raid. Id the final deal ings, while the balance of the list was showing a very firm undertone, an other attack on the steel issues oc curred and the stocks closed with net losses of % and 1 per cent for the common and preferred, respectively, while the bonds closed at 71% after touching a new low record of 70%. Dealings in steel were enormous, to tal sales aggregating over 175,000 shares, about one-fifth of the day's business. These stocks were offered in big lots throughout the day. Trading in the bonds was also in tremendous volume and completely overshadowed all other issues in the bond list. No particular reason can be advanc ed for the continued weakness of the steel securities, aside from general dis trust regarding conditions in the in dustrial world and the apparent lack of support, except at critical periods. One of the day's many rumors had it that a firm prominent in the original Continued on Seventh Page. SAY THEY SEE GHOST Section Men Disturbed by Spir it of Man Killed by Cars. Special to The Globe. ST. CLOUD, Minn., Sept. 25.—Does the ghost of Herman Neitzell walk? If you ask any one of the five men comprising the section crew of the Great Northern just east of Sauk Cen ter he will answer in the affirmative and involuntarily shudder as he makes reply. Neitzell was killed by the cars two weeks ago between Sauk Center and Melrose. It is believed that seven trains passed over his mangled re mains before they were found by the section crew in the gray of an early morning and taken to Melrose, where an inquest was held. The grewsome sight that met the gaze of the crew ha 3 not been forgotten, for they say that every day they see the ghost of poor Neitzell walk down the railway track. Neitzell was a young carpenter liv ing at Evansville, and it is said that there is positive evidence that he bought a ticket at Evansville for Mel rose, and that he had $20 in money in, his clothing. When his mangled re mains were examined at the improvis ed morgue at Melrose, under the di rection of Coroner Hilbert, not a cent rewarded the searchers. The fact in dicates robbery, and the theory pre vails that Neitzell was held up and robbed and then thrown from the train to conceal the evidence of crime. Tramps are naturally suspected of the deed. And now the section men maintain that the unquiet spirit of the murdered man haunts the place where he met so horrible a death. They say that in the early morning, and toward even ing, as they approach the place where the body was found, the man's wraith may be seen walking steadily down the railway track until he comes to the place where he met his end and then it suddenly vanishes into noth ingness. The section men are intelli gent and their statements are founded on an absolute belief in what they say. Money cannot hire them to go over the track alone at any time during the day and when nightfall is coming down the whole crew manifest an uneasiness in approaching the spot that is thrill ing. The section men make no effort to explain. Seeing is believing with them, and they do not care to investi gate too fully. STRIKE OE MASTERS AND PILOTS ENDS Agreement Is Made With Lake Carriers' Association In Which Employes Have Advantage. CLEVELAND, Ohio, Sept. 26.—The negotiations looking toward a settle ment of the differences between vessel owners and the American Association of Masters and Pilots came to a suc cessful conclusion this afternoon. The Pittsburgh Steamship company receded from its position relative to Capt. Frank Rae, of the steamer Clemson, and his mates, who are not members of the association. The remaining griev ances of the men were waived for the present time and arrangements were made for the holding <5t a meeting after the close of the present season of navi gation. The agreement entered into between the Pittsburg Steamship company and the association is: "First. —Capt. Frank Rae to be re lieved from command of the steamer Clemson at once, the vessel to be manned with members of the Masters and Pilots' association. That in the event Capt. Frank Rae will file an ap plication for membership in the Mas ters and Pilots' association within fif teen days from date the board of di rectors and the committee having in charge the negotiations of a settlement of this controversy pledge themselves to use their best efforts to have it fa vorably acted upon prior to the meet ing of the Masters and Pilots' and the Lake Carriers' associations, to be held during the winter. "Second —All members of the Mas ters and Pilots' association to return at once to the samt positions they oc- Continued on Seventh Page. TWO WOMEN DROWN Mrs. Perkins and Daughter Perish While Crossing River. Special to The Globe. DUNDEE, Minn., Sept. 25.—Mrs. Perkins and daughter, of Bingham Lake, were drowned while trying to cross the Dcs Molnes river, three miles north of this place. The team was also drowned, but a boy, about twelve years old, whe was with them, was rescued by a man living close by the river. THE NEW£ INDEXED. PAGE I. Turkey. Appoints Reform Commission. ; Minneapolis Millers Refuse to Arbitrate. j Two Minnesota Women Drowned. ; Day in Wall Street. Strike on Lakes Ends. Corruption in Detroit. PA£E 11. Michael Says Gas Franchise Is Worth $500,000. , ) Hal Packer Charged With Bigamy. Three Men Hurt by Fall of Scaffold. First Warders Make General Complaint PAGE ill. Minneapolis Matters. News of the Northwest. Minnesota W. C. T. U, Convention. PAGE IV. Editorial Comment. Affairs Abroad. Progress of Ziegler Expedition. PAGE V. Baseball. PAGE VI. Of^lnterest to Women; Short Story. PAGE VII. ; Senator McC umber Would Amend Ir rigation Bill. News of the Railroads. PAGE VIU. Weekly Trade Review. Globe Popular Wants. PAJSE IX. Markets. PAGE X. Discouraged Man Killed by Cars. j Dogs Assessed at $5. New Guns for National Guard. MILLERS REFUSE TO ARBITRATE Declare Ultimatum In Letter to Mayor - Employ "U" Stu- dents in Strikers' Places. The solution of the big milling strike resolves itself into the possibility of the millers securing men to take the strik ers' places. There is no doubt that they mean to endeavor to replace the strik ers with a new set of men, no matter what the cost for the present. The latest confirmation of this atti tude is in a letter from the millers ad dressed last night to Mayor Haynes. The mayor, in response to the re quest of a delegation representing the strikers, had written the millers urging them to accept a settlement by arbitra tion. The strikers had offered to leave the reasonableness of their demand for an eight-hour day for the flour loaders to a committee of five representative citizens to be appointed by the mayor, and he wrote the millers: "To my mind, this offer is strickly in line with the modern and wholesome tendency to adjust alt disputes through the rational medium of conciliation rath er than by forceful means. "This is especially true as applied to vast business industries such as your own, the prolonged cessation of which necessarily entails so much distress and loss upon the various other business in terests of the city as well as upon the many families directly concerned. "While I feel that your acceptance will impose a somewhat delicate task upon myself, still, I sincerely trust that you may see your way clear to accept, and thus prevent what may otherwise prove a Continued on Third Page. MRS. MAYBRICK RICH Will Be Heir to $7,000,000 When She Leaves Prison. NEW YORK. Sept. 25.—According to the statement of her lawyer, Daniel S. Decker, today Mrs. Florence Maybrick, when she conies out of prison in Eng land will be heir to about $7,000,000. While her mother, the Baroness de Rouques, lives Mrs. Maybrick will be dependent on her bounty, as this es tate must be held together; but on her death it will become the property, out right, of Mrs. Maybrick. The hearing that was to have been held today before Referee John H. Judge, at No. 29 Broadway, was post poned until Oct. 6 to ask an accounting of the two trustees of her grandfather's estate. It was expected that something like $40,000 would be recovered by these proceedings, and the general im pression was that this would be all that the Baroness de Rouques and Mrs. Maybrick had left after the tremen dous expense the mother had gone to to free her daughter. The statement of Mr. Decker, there fore, created surprise. "We have already recovered a good part of the lands in Virginia," said Mr. Decker, "because they were deeded away without proper authority. Darius Blake Holbrook, Mrs. Maybrick's grandfather, owned immense tracts there and In West Virginia, and we have recently found that he also own ed valuable property on Fourteenth street, near Broadway, this city. Darius Blake Holbrook was associ ated with Cyrus Field in the laying of the trans-Atlantic cable, and when he died was one of the richest men in the South. He left his entire fortune to his daughter, who was then married to William H. Chandler, with the rever sionary interest to her daughter, who grew up and married James Maybrick, of Norfolk, Va,, and Liverpool, England. For the murder of her husband Mrs. Maybrick was sentenced to death, which sentence was afterward com muted to imprisonment. It was an nounced a short time ago that Mrs. Maybrick would be released from prison in 1904. Curtis Jett Is Sentenced. CYNTHIANA, Ky.. Sept. 26.—Curtis Jett was brought into court today when Judge Osborne decreed that he be hanged "between sunrise and sunset Dec. 18, for killing James Cockrill at Jackson, Ky., July 21, 1902." PRICE TWO CENTS. TURKEY MAKES A BLUFF AT REFORM Mixed Commission Is Announced to Execute the Pro gramme of Reforms in Macedonia— Various Nation alities Are Represented Thereon—The Porte Follows This Up by Ordering Mobilization of More Troops. CONSTANTINOPLE, Sept. 25.—The composition of the mixed commission to carry out the programme of reforms in Macedonia is officially announced today. Hilmi Pasha is president of the committee, and the others members are Khulussi Bey, president of the munici pal council of Salonica; Rikola Roheff, Bulgaria, and Noumie Nikursuh, Greek, both members of the court of justice at Monastir; Niko, Servian, member of the court of justice at Uskub, and Kut so Yani, Roumanian. The commission will sit temporarily at Monastlr. An irade has been issued ordering the civil and military authori ties to obey the commission's regula tions. SOFIA, Bulgaria, Sept. 25. —Simul- taneously with the issue of the irade appointing the mixed Macedonian com mission, the report comes from Con stantinople that the Porte has ordered the mobilization of two additional divi sions of Asiatic troops. The irade has created little impression here. The be lief prevails that the sultan is acting solely in view of the approaching meet ing between the Russian and Austrian emperors and with the hope of con vincing them that he is anxious to maintain peace. A dispatch from Rila says that the insurgents, encouraged by their recent successes, are abandoning a strictly defensive attitude and are preparing to take the offensive. The insurgents are CHILDREN WON'T STAND FOR COLORED TEACHER Pupils In a Chicago Public School Rise In Revolt and Their White Teacher Is Reinstated. Special to The Globe. CHICAGO.Sept. 25.—A revolt of school children in the Oak Ridge public school followed the assignment of a colored woman aa teacher in the sixth grade in the absence of Miss Catherine Ralph, the teacher regularly employed there. A number of pupils left the school at the noon hour and a general defection waa prevented by Principal Vander water only by imprisoning the leaders In the basement during the recess. UNIVERSITY STUDENT LEADS FLOUR MILL STRIKERS. John M. Finley, President of the International Union of Flour and Cereal Mill Employes. A young man of twenty-five, recently a university student, is at the head of the strike of the flour mill employes of Minneapolis. Not that he called the strike, or had more to do with its inception than oth ers, but as president of the union he is looked upon as the leader. It is a position of grave responsibil ity. The strike, which involves the shutting down of seventeen flour mills which annually produce one-sixth of the flour product of the United States, if long continued, must have a marked influence upon the world's food supply. Over 1,600 men are out of employ ment and the livelihood of 5,000 others will be Indirectly affected, while the proprietors of the great mills that are accustomed to grind 75,000 barrels of flour daily must suffer a great financial READ THE GLOBE. The Only LIVE News paper in St. Paul. reported to have ample stocks of pro vision in their tamp in the Perina mountains. HOW ENGLAND STANDS. Premier Balfour Speaks of the Omnip. otence of Russia and Austria. LONDON. Sept. 25.—Premier Bal four, in a letter to the archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Davidson, discusses the Macedonian situation. The letter s a reply to the archbishop's action in drawing attention to the growing uneasiness among churchmen at the apparent apathy of the powers, "while unspeakable atrocities are perpetrat ed in Macedonia." Mr. Balfour says lie is in entire sym pathy with the feelings of horror "ami indignation, and fully understands the desire to give expression in public meeting to the sentiment of ivc tion which recent events Justine-! Balfour then proceeds to analyze the situation. He says: "We have not to deal with a simple question of mis government, or oppression, by Turkish officials, but with a problem compli cated by the fact that the Christian, population of Macedonia is rent in fragments by differences of race ag gravated by differences of religion, and in addition to the Ills inflicted by a corrupt and incapable administra tion, and an ill-paid and undisciplined soldiery, and by a detestable system of taxation, we have to reckon with all the ills which in a population not imbued with western ideas of humanity rival Continued on Seventh Page. Miss Ralph was again placed in charge of the grade this morning. The teacher Objected to by the school children is Miss Mary Crutchfield. The appear ance of the colored woman in the room In which she had been assigned met with indications of disapproval on the part of the children. At recess two of the boys, who had been overheard planning to institute "a strike" on ac count of the substitute teacher, were callared by the janitor as they de scended the stairs and shut them up in the basement. Another little boy was imprisoned in the principal's office. loss, besides a depreciation of their trade. Mr. Flnley was born and bred in Minneapolis. He worked nights as a packer in the Pillsbury B mill while a student in the high school, afterwards attending a business college, and later the state university. He would hay» graduated from the university this year, but withdrew to become presi dent of the International union when it was started a year ago. He has been acting as an organizer, and that the union is now establishes in seventy-two milling centers outside of Minneapolis indicates that he is a man of energy and force. He is the editor of the Eight-Hour Miller, now in the eighth month of Its publication, which is devoted to the principle for which the strike is being waged.