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They Gather at Rice Park.Where I
They Are Provided With Flags,
7March Along City's- Principal
•Streets Waving the Emblems,
and Proceed to Harriet Island
There They Are-Given 5,000
7 Packages of Firecrackers and
Plenty of Good Things to Eat
-—Athletic Sports Round Out 7
Glorious Fourth
.... ... - .- .->■ v.. -.v....
St. Paul Children, Dr.
y To Commercial Club and
Dr. Justus Ohage & Co.
The "above account," when itemized,
will represent the city's - obligation for.
the splendidly^ successful Fourth .of
July celebration given yesterday on
Harriet island under the auspices of
the St. Paul Commercial club and the
men who created an ideal playground
fro"m a barren island. 7..
It was; without doubt 7 the biggest,
merriest holiday that ever delighted so:
large a . proportion of St. Paul chil
dren. At noon yesterday the number
of - little folks on Harriet island was
estimated at; 15,000. But crowds of
them were' coming j. as other crowds
were going, so that 7 the total of
"participants in the : Commercial. club
celebration may easily have risen to
25,000. 7 .'.'. ;'--. - - - -— -..-. -'-':.;;'
Yet this first rejoicing of the kind
did more than make the «"■" children
happy. ' It provided them with free en-'
tertainment all day long. , It gave them
abundant luncheon without charge. And
especially it kept them "out of mis
chief" from ,9 a. m. until 7 p. m.;;
separated them from toy cannon and
"mud cans," and brought them through
the glorious day without fracture,
mutilation or permanent disfigurement.
. Fun Began Early
The noise began as earlyas 7 o'clock.
At that hour a cool yet sunny morn
ing welcomed the boys and girls to the
rendezvous at Rice park. The small'
square filled quickly with infant lovers
of their 'native land— many girls as
boys. i Most of the boys came "loaded"
with * individual suppliesl of ammuni
tion, incluqing > torpedo canes, torpedoes
for. the _ canes and a firm foundation of
- the standard -firecracker; Nor did any
arrival lack that dominant note of
joyful utterance with i which young
America pleasurably eclipses conti
nental rivals. As the crowd's" piccolo
shriek greeted f the arrival of the flags
• one boy reproved his comrades. "Say,",
he protested, "can't youse kids yell?
Youse wants to holler so loud you can't'
hear.nobody else!" 7 7 7-
The flags were distributed frqm a
wagon in Fifth street before the fed
eral building. The distributors were
President Theo.- F. Smith and Secre
tary C. - P. Stine, of the - Commercial
club; B. H. Schriber, chairman of the
club's Fourth of July committee; J.
. Watson Smith and P. J. Metzdorf—
members of the committee.
Around the wagon the • expectant
color-bearers shoved and struggled,
thrusting out. the hundred arms -of a
writhing, human octopus.
"Gimme one, mister! . Aw, gimme,
won't yuh?" and "Gimme!" some boys
would keep crying after each of their
protruded hands had seized a flag.
"You've got one: already," declared
Mr. Smith to a yellow-headed youth,
-who wore on one ear a sunburned golf
:cap. : 3' - .-— ■_■■■'
; "Fer my .111' sister, dat is," explained
the cheerful cherub. "I wants to wave
one myself, see."
. Within fifteen minutes the wagon
load of flags had scattered, and the
panting, redfaced committee sat down
in the shade to rest. "Feel as if I'd
-been through a .wrestling match," ex
plained Secretary Stine. *
Children Sing Patriotic Songs. !":'".
.Having their flags to wave, the chil
dren could join. more forcefully in the
singing of their patriotic pongs Harry
Phillips, standing on the federal build
ing steps, led this big chorus. His in
strumentalists were the thirty mem
bers of the Twenty-first regiment band,
which had arrived early from Fort
Snelling, under the lead of Chief Musi
cian Charles W. Graves.
The band played with its accustomed
skill. But the chorus frequently-dis
played more stress than accuracy Yet
in the softer phrases of "The "star-
Spangled Banner," "America" and
"Hail Columbia" there were childish
notes whose crystalline sweetness no
prima soprano could; surpass.
Singing thus beneath"".,the trees -the
thousands of white walsted' boys and
girls, waving their brilliant flags re
pealled the allurement of a similar 'cho
, ; rus, -„ the "Living. Flag." which sang the
5 same airs nearly on the same spot dur-~
0^1896' nati°nal °* A. R. encampment
OI loHb.
..When the band.had struck up "Hia
watha." and the mounted police, under
Sergeant Gerving, started off ahead of
Mayor Smith's carriage, every boy and
".every :... girl ; made ; laudable /effort -to
march beside the band. I Col. Bob Seng
chief marshal, with his principal aides'
Prof. Carl J. Herrmann, and Prof. Carl
F. Rothfuss, managed to restrain their
youthful regiments after a preliminary
; march r around ,■ the '- square. The mar
; shals also, succeeded.. In / keeping the
boys and girls between the sidewalks.!
.. : y ' , v A Happy Army
. But no other formation was . observ
;ed ;* amid * the > mingled, jostling ranks
and■;-files than.;filled i the; street', from
curb i to >. curb, 7 waving flags; '< shouting,
singing/ discharging torpedoes and fire-
crackers. 77 . . •_ ..;"/' 7/ '■■■",." -'-7' •-"./
As the parade took shape at last the
converging. crowds from all the streets
around; Rice- park .* soon V demonstrated
; the ...surprising size of this biggest'
- Fourth fof July." celebration.. • '7 -
ff;.Down .;-'Fifth i- street 7; marched -77the
•.mounted? police/ the band, the carriage.
'containing * Mayor- R. A, Smith, Presi-'
jdent Theo. F. i Smith, of • the Commer
cial club, and ;B.:H. .j Schriber, chair-:
: man of the Fourth of July committee.
After . the carriage V walked f, members
:of this committee,; including. /-Wat-'
I 4aafl&aP&' '
■ -:^OTTnlMi(iMl*^^^^^^^H^ j
Father of Harriet Island, Where Thou
sands of Children Were Made Happy
Yesterday. , •"- • **- 7 -
son Smith, P. 'J: * Metidorf, Louis Betz,
W. M. Carson, F. JG. Bradbury, Dr.
Justus Ohage,r F. H. Warwick and oth
ers'.- \„._'y ■:-■ : X^y „y.: t XX yXy
The line > of march . was Wabasha
street .-to * Sixth street. Sixth', to . Robert,
Robert to Seventh, Seventh ;to Waba
sha, and v Wabasha to the bridge;
thence across the -Mississippi, . west,
along : the river . bank and the j new . park
approach, to the Harriet island bridge,
and f over 7- that ; bridge -to f the island.
;•'.7So great was the concourse of merry,
flag-waving ; children that the ; rear -of
the parade was "■ still crossing; Third
Street jat : Wabasha -When the • van ' was
pouring out upon the island. 7 And-the
paradersj moved twenty or \ twenty-five
abreast.r.: At \ the j entrance .to the island
a hran : counted B,ooo"children*. passing
by before he became too , tired to con
tinue. 7He could have counted 10,000. -
Among ; the hypnotized * followers /of
Mayor Smith, this new Piper of Hame-'
lirii the:few separate . organizations in
cluded 100 f children 7 from . the ~ Settle
ment house on the West | side," and the
Sunbeam band, headed by Mrs. Arthur
E. Clarke. : 7; 7 '7 7.--:'
r*; Children Get f Firecrackers
t ■ ■. ....'■-- •■• - •'-->■
Hardly had the first thousand in
vaders shouted terror, into the hearts of
the black fbears •in the island zoo, .when
Dr. J. B. Darling and City Comptroller
Louis Betz began to distribute, west of
the . zoo, 5,000 -packages of firecrackers.
Good; crackers were these, - and 7 big
crackers,/- but ' not too . big; reliable
crackers, f not - slow to make up their
minds; , crackers that did not need :. too
much investigation, -'just to see if they
was lighted.".-'" 7-77. - 7 7 f-.
) Dr. Darling and Mrf Betz were still
struggling for. a touchdown' when the
Fort band began, at the band,
stand, a popular arid "patriotic concert'
. that lusted all •^pry-long.---,-- — • - fy -.-*• ~«- --•'•-*•
7 It was 710, o'clock, perhaps, when^af;
small maid whose collar bone: was al
ready sunburned beneath her "peek-a
--boo" waist, jumped down from the "bi
cycle merry-go-round," and informed a
chum who hopped . off 7 too: y "Why,
Mame,-,- your • hair's all tousled '; an' Tin
most .starved to death, ain't you?" „
'.Mame agreed that a crisis ~ was/at
hand. She was so hungry, indeed, 1 that
as she said, she "could eat feathers." 7
Relief, j however, was at hand. X Lun
cheon supplied by* the Commercial | club
began"at noon precisely, .and luncheon
lasted - until ; 6 " o'clock; ', It ' was . a 7 light
luncheon, yet. a satisfactory "snack"
for growing children. V 7;
Had a Light Luncheon
It was composed, in part,- of 1,200
loaves of bread, 550 pounds of ham,
1,500 dozen : sandwiches, j ,1,500 -dozen
doughnuts, 1,500 dozen sugar buns, and
10,000 /bananas. More *than * 4,000 . lem-;
ons f permitted the 7 making of 7 several
glasses : of lemonade.' f And ; all ■ for. the
asking, to-wit,-the grabbing. 77
Lieut.. Sexton is a - large policeman,
Sergeants Rose and ""McCarthy are 7no
invalids,,;, and fi; Sergeant Andy McCall'
has been a "broth. of . a by" in dealing,
with f.: mere pugilists.vr.. But when ■' this
distribution "of .bananas wasf begun- in
earnest, '- and ' the 'police 1 attempted to
protect the distributor, Lieut Sexton
was obliged to : signal .- for; assistance. 5
The sergeants • reinforced; him. Yet the
banana- citadel ".would/ have •', been V car
ried and the distributor, made prisoner
had | not a | strategic diversion 7 been
brought about by- the explosion of a
mandarin , firecracker .-.close, by.- Then
the assaulting j forces hesitated.
7- Bananas f. are 7: "great * eatin'." But
"Gee, 7, did you f never see . 7 man'drin
cracker? - Y'ought tun hear one * g'off
jes', : . oncet; yuh won't forgit, I don't
tink." yy y y -y-y .. y -yy :
This explanation was hardly needed;
the -mandarin cracker explained' itself.*
Seven feet long, and containing 1,000
ordinary, crackers,| the mandarin | soon
demonstrate&7 its power of f expression
to the content of : the .children ■ arid J the
relief of the banana distributor. ; There
were fother ', mandarins exploded f during
the day,.but none with happier 'effect. ■:
Bathing rejoiced man boys and girls"
on the . island. Others found - diversion
in the ample apparatus 7of the boys'
outdoor gymnasium. ; A lively 7 shower
at 3*■ o'clock 7 served \ only-, to • accent the
charming weather of the day and make
the crowd feel! altogether : "picnic-y."
Athletic Events Next
But the regular .."events,". after the
luncheon^ and the crackers, -were the
athletic contests , for .fat; men, . boys and
girls. These y trials * were = held' within
the limits of the boys'.gymnasium.'- •
The referee was Prof. Carl J.-'- Herr
man, superintendent of ..' the//public
baths; the timer,. Prof. Carl sF. Roth
fuss,^ superintendent of athletics at ; the
baths; % the starter, / Frederick I Kuett7
ncr; j the clerk'of the - course j and? secre
tary of the meet, Arthur Leland, super
intendent . of "the;. Como avenue play
grounds ;,7 assistant clerk of the course,
F.- G. '.Bradbury; '/track: inspectors,/ Dr.
J. B. Darling and "William 'M.Carson;
track judges, -,' Prof. Denny 7 and - Guy"
Ruff; •; field ;inspectors,7.Henry- J. Haas;
marshal. ;8.7 H. Schriber; :! "aides, «f the
Commercial I club Fourth of 7 July com-'
rnittee.7t=7;^- :^>i-^7/^"f*»'-'. «.-; v*-:
Secretary C. P. Stine, of the Com
mercial club, and?.-■-■ City. 7 Comptroller
Betz distributed the"''prizes provided by
. the club. Most f of< the i firs ; prizes 7 were'
certificates -. for gold medals, and most
of the second prizes Certificates for sil
ver medals. Each medal will bear :7 a
lone. star;, symbolic of the state, .and • a
winged foot of - Mercury, 1 j suggesting
both j commerce^and!" foot - races. 7 > The
letters^ on the medal, C. C. P. A. U., will,
mean "Commercial 77 Club '^ Playground;
Athr^tic Union." Many third prizes
will 7-BV7 ribbons. v. Other/ prizes 7 dis- \
. tributedSa-esterday included J bats, balls,
catchers'\cloves, tennis rackets, cups f
and and fans. v7''Tootsie,'t<for'
example, gof\a t fan. She didn't i know
I her other nami though she 7 did know
"how to throw a. ball into ' a barrel. But *
she's only three years 'oldl^.yya.'-'-r.i'^f*
The medals > and ribbons, "suitably in
-7 scribed,";', will 7be delivered lto the win
; ners 7- at y the 7-5 Commercial y clubf- at, 5 S
'o'clock next-Friday afternoon. T^V
7.7 Prizes * for ' the - fat iri^ r race, con
tributed by Dr. Ohage, were a big stein
for the least lethargic creeper; «. to
bacco box, of f skull shape, for the al
most 7 moing t competitor ; and 7a 7 clay.
pipe,7 as booby prize, 7 for 7 the f runner *
• that r proved --himself quite dormant. 7 -7
, ; The j record of . the contests . was: 7:
-7..Fat •; men's race—First. P. J. Metzdorf; :
second,*, J. i'Watson Smith; 7 third," Louis
'Betzr'-:'-'*- 7 ;.-7---.;7-'-,....--:""7 ■•' ■
11 Girls' 40-yard-, dash—First,*? Jean-Martin; 5
second," Lulu - Hamilton; third, Dora Le
bofsky.- 77--r- '■"-".■". --V'- ■- .-•-'', ■ -.-ri.V *£«£*..■-?•
'■'' Girls' j hopping; race ' (160 entries) First ,.
Bessie -. Wilhelm; - second, - Emma-*iHaase; '
third./ Florence Hardy. .:yyy '■y.L--;-^-~J>-,--,v7
--7 Girls',- foot«->race,' thirty-five "- yards, for.
girls I under thirteen—First.-fAda-i Ramsey;
second, - Gertrude Le ;r*'Boutillier; - third,;
Esther Doherty. v y-y... ■.._ '/_■ ■■ y-.-.-y. --...--
■'-. Girls' stride*- jump, race —First. Lillian;
McVay; second, Hilda ; Wahlquist;/thirds
Anna Bella Reid.' -*7 -7 ,■*■.-*■■; 7 ,--"■.:■•- 7
7 Running race • * for 7 flve-'year-old ; girls,
one -entry^Elimer Frailer. 7. - - V 7^ ■•*** *i
■*. i Ball-tossing <• content * for children under
six—First, <HildalGirkie, 4 out of 6; sec
ond. Jennie "Oxman.v.Ella-f Barter, Freda
Umbrach; S- Martha--, Gundereon; -Eva iie-
Williams; third." Teresa Ring,- Myrtle Foot,
Vera - Pera. * 'Too ',-,-7. •."-- .. 7>* --7i r. ' - 7..-. ':-.
'. Boys fclimbing rope against time• (four-;
teen j years old-• and ; under) —First, ; George
.Cremmell. - 9 ;-5 seconds; .second,-: Robert
Clause,7; 10".seconds;*.'- third;""' Nathan" Ell
Fenbin. 10.1 seconds. 7 -. 7
..Climbing- rope handt over hand' against
time /(fourteen .to- sixteen : years void)—
First, Thor,' Thomsen. 11 " seconds; ,7 sec
ond, _ George Barthelness, 11 seconds;:
third, George Samm,'ril2 seconds. r..^2.r-.>_
7 Wheelbarrow; race—First, Sammie 7 Zolk
(barrow),'.lsador/Zolk'(wheeler)-; ! second,
William Bimyhr (barrow), William Kern
(wheeler); .third*,: *7 John •-* Jule^ (barrow),
Henry-Meyer (wheeler). : -77 *
.Bear race, -0n7.-all>. fours—First. : Joe
Maendler; second. Will 7. Theonake; third,
Parnell ; Mopwell.- 7-. - •■*•■ -.-.;.-." . 7
■Sack * race, ~~l thirty yards—First, Tom
Hurley, 712 2-5 seconds; 7-' second. Daniel
Finnegan,-13 seconds; third. Otto Minster,
13 4-5 seconds;'^'fourth,; Philip - Marcus,"
14.1 seconds. " .;•--.:.
Three-legged race, thirty yards—First,-
Adolph7Henderson7-and.. -Henry Meyer,
5; 4-5 seconds;:..second,- ' Edward Ewald
and i Dick \ Bremer, 7 ,:seconds; ,*.third, Joe
Finnegan -Conrad Lee. 7 2-5 * seconds;
"Pull-ups'' ;on horizontal -bar—
Sidney ;.Gilson,'.": 16 ' times; . * second," • Paul
Dapron, 15: times; third, George Samm, »14
times.-.- v... ■*--, •;: --„:.. '•:-..■ :--■.-
Department Has Quiet Day and
Blazes Are Small
Seven fires " occurred Tf,yesterday, but
all were small. The - first _ blaze I which
called t out | the ! department was ; at- the.
flat building at 405 South Robert street.
It started in a coal box on the rear
porch- of the fourth floor and was caus
ed •by firecrackers thrown . from • above'
igniting a heap vof rubbish. .fire,
was 7 extinguished by tenants of the
building before* the department ar
', rived.7 : ■■,:'■'■ ■'■ ■■:-^.:-'z '.:'■ - ■','■'■■
James 1 * McGovern's ; residence,* 201
West 7 Sixth street, was damaged to-the
extent -of : $500. ■ The > fire is : thought to
have been caused by children;celebrat
ing in the rear of .the building. The.
blaze I gained considerable. headway ,Jbe^
fore it , was - discovered 7by children who
notified ; Mrs. McGovern. The fire":did
considerable damage to the ; rear rooms
and 7 the '"■ furniture y was = damaged, by
water. * ■ " y-'-- *?';©*c-,-i-
7 \ A sky rocket,7which struck a shed -in
the rear of ; the residence of A. E. Ross,**;
505 Wabasha street, last night started"
a small fire which calledr out. the de
partment. The toss ■ was trifling. ■".■'-■■
Boys throwing 7 firecrackers into the
air were" responsible for a-fire at the
; California 'i fruit store,* 173-East ;. Sev
enth street last night. ; The awning was
destroyed . and some of the stock was
•damaged. . -7 .7 ' ;»7
The frame • house at 443 East -■--Sixth
street, which was unoccupied, 1" was
damaged by fire last night. ;: The build
ing was- nearly gutted, and a loss ; of
$200 was caused. 77 The > tenants had
packed their 7 furniture J preparatory to
moving, and; their ..property. was also'
damaged. The > fire is thought to have
started from a sky rocket. yX" :■■' - - -
In some unknown manner.'- the '*' fire-f
works in- the window, of W. G. Wor
man's; confectionery store; at 566 Rice
street became ignited last evening, and
for a few- minutes there was a lively
hustle on the part of the proprietor
and. the customers to get outside of the
building. f The fire v department was
called,/ but f there f was: little work to.be
done. - A couple *- of . windows were
broken * and trie 7 fixtures of the store
more '■ or : ess .'• damaged. :'; The - loss ■'■ was
estimated at $50.: ; 7' - -'- ';:" -T
Noise Makers Almost Wreck
[Minneapolis Man's (Machine
7J. J. Barkley, of .*• Minneapolis,* came
very, near losing his ~ automobile last
evening oh. Wabasha,- near Third street,-:
arid only saved the machine by personal
exertions. 7-;7 X.~ ,-;77'-. -;7;f'7:"7';-:-7 ■ -■';
While in St. Paul Mr. Barkley discov
ered that the gasoline '.was leaking and
started for 7 the" repair ff shop 7f on ; Wa
basha . street. .;. When near the 77; place
some 7 firecrackers i were - thrown under
the machine,', following the discharge of
which quite a blaze sprang up among
the machinery of the auto. 7. "7;- 7" .-■*.
7 Mr. Barkleyf dismounted and f with his
cap proceeded 't to pound out the .blaze.
With- the 7 assistance of several by
standers he succeeded in extinguishing
the ' fire, and; in • about three i hours the
machine was again in running condi
tion. .: XX :'- 7 ■' 'y.y.y- ■-. '- -y.-..
John Costello Has Left Arm Badly Cut
by Broken Glass
.John Costello, ; 98' Phalen • creek, *is in
the city hospital j suffering, from a badly
; cut * wrist <f as i the result \of "af fight *f he
had * last? night with Herman Smith in;
J. W. Hoffmann's .: saloon at 456 East
Seventh-street. v77.77-7r7 7 <-^7^7;; .
In the tussle Costello thrown
against the window, the glass breaking
and i- left ;7 arm: passing -7 through. The
cut *in the l wrist was deep, and when
Dr.« Moore,';, police ft surgeon, arrived, he
rendered -: temporary aid '') and '__ ordered
Costello . taken', to the:. hospital. :■-._ -"",- -"-
Ti MILWAUKEE, •; Wis.. 7 July7^74f—Capt7
Peter Anderson,*;- one (5 of £ the,- best 3 known,
captains ;on i the i lakes, -: died ' today -at * his
home Hint this;. city. <> jHe s was ;: fifty-eight
years 7of ? age. Capt. Anderson 1. had sj been
ailing several;, years. A third /paralytic
stroke hastened •- his 7 death. -,;.......-. -.; -; *;. - 7
/'PITTSBURG,/ 'July 7: 4.—Prof. John Bell
Hatcher, B."" Sc.; v curator of vertebrae
paleontology 7- in the 's Carnegie *; museum,
and •: one ?. of $ the -f most s noted i scientists f, in
:i he United i States,-^ is dead, a victim, of f
; typhoid :i. fever. Prof. Hatcher was & born -
in Greene county, lowa, s Oct. 12,;' 1858.
Frank B. Gilson. editor fe- of the Benton
Harbor/ Palladium and vice j president nof i
the National Editorial -4 association,^ died
tonight of paralysis; rxassammagjt
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\.. '7 7 - _ - " ' ■ --.--. ■-.-...- -,_ -..-...... _.--■ r■.■' .. ; ■ - r,. j- ■ ■ ... ■■ , - ... . .---.. „-_■
hundreds of Citizens Declare
ii^ZZ"' "--""''- Pfcfl^* ""-'" rzx". * "^'-T •"' :'.'•'•■*--*
That Yesterday Was the Most
Orderly fourth They Have
Eve^Seerisand Chief O'Connor
7fls the Recipient of Many Con
gratulations Upon His Firm
Attitude in Enforcing the Or
dinances and Securing a
Comparatively Quiet Observ
ance of the Day - --■ „ >.. ' y:xyy
. The 7 determination of Chief yof
Police O'Connor to secure, a quiet ob-'s
servance iof - the Fourth -was ?. so -f. suc
cessful that he was : yesterday ; the re
cipient- of 7 innumerable - congratulatory
messages. = From. hundreds 7of i people
living downtown came word that this
was the most orderly Fourth they - have
seen, and } pegged) that the policy of
suppressing the I most noisy: of " the ex
plosives be continued.
■£.- During th<ty past; several days Chief
O'Connor if?***--11; a deep interest in
7fh"e enforce*' the ordinance regu
.lating^the'ceßation of Independence
day, directin&the _ crusade himself. He
saw to it that the dealers were notified
of the provisions of the ordinance, and
upon several a occasions ' gave '■* notice
■ that . the .^eg-^ure^wojild.- be enforced. j;*"
"In past years," said fa man ; living
near the corner of Fifth and Wabasha,
"women were afraid to walk on .Wa
basha street^ the Fourth, and dared
: not frequent ; any of - the*?down"-
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CD.O'Brien Thinks Minnesota
Delegation Will Vote for Him I
—^ 7- „In the End ': V:" "7""
-' T^ «**i/-C-7 ' '■.•'', -" '-■_.-■■'.."'__, > . "
-• 7■ y ■ yy : :. - -yy ■■ . *~t.y% yj*^ J ***
f% am quite sure;" said . CD. O'Brien,
just before he/bokyded a Rock Island
train last night'-for ,St. Louis and the
national Democratic convention, j "that
at j least twelve of the Minnesota dele
gation twenty-two will be for Judge
Parker, the first ballot-, when the
voting begins iri the ■; national ■ convene
tion. -%^>^?&C? y. .
7; 'There seems -to.; be", a crystalliza
tion.- .of. seatinKfHt.- among .Democrats.
that Judge Pnrkei'a. nomination will be
the best thing for the party, f and that
his nomination t*tlf prevent the selec
tion of some other candidate 7 who
would be less acceptable to the great
mass of Democrats.; - .■: -
.- "When our-state was held
at Duluth it .was thought that the dele
gation 7 was. about evenly divided be
tween *-, >:■ Hearst .7 and anti-Hearst, and
several ■* of 7. the j so - called \ - anti -Hearst f
men v were far: from* committed to Judge'
Parker. These 7 men have, however*
come to the ; natural conclusion;; in f view:
of developments in the party, that they
must: vote for Parker if they wish to
preserve , the organization ; from going
to some third'man who cannot begin
to get the ; f&WJn','. the pivotal Eastern.
states that Parker can."7''7"7f 7fff . ...
« "What about Bryan's attempt to or
ganize the • field- against -.Parker.?"• Mr.
O'Brien was asked. ',
Bryan's Strength the Hearst Vote
7 "I believe -that Bryan's strength is
chiefly the Hearst vote "in the • conven
tion,^ O'Brien y said. "He wijl be
able to command but . fe7Wv more votes'
than ; those instructed for Hearst, 7or
friendly to iris* candidacy, and I f think
.that/* three of our Minnesota
delegation wfid^'-are: friendly '; enough to
Bryan," when' they realize fwhat his po
sition' means, will "go to Judge -Parker.
I should not be surprised if . nearly -fthe
entire Minnesota delegation would J -go
to .Parker > before the balloting is .in
progress very * long."'-"7" "f"■. '■■':'- :-;* • •f7" ;
;:- Mr. O'Brien-' has designated Daniel
Aberle as his 7-alternates 7- Mr. Aberle"
left Sunday night for St. Louis. ■" Alex
ander McKinnpn, whom ■L. A. Rosing,
a delegate at large, named as his alter
: nate, ' has f already, gone to . St. Louis.
P. J. Metzdorf .and/ John E. Stryker;
alternates ;f or R. T. O'Connor ' and 'J.*. G.
■ Armson, 'of the Fourth district,; accom
panied Mr. O'Brien last night .on his
trip to St. Louis.7-7 ; ' 7/ " 7"'-"".■'
Friday Nelson's Acid and; Mercury IRe
sponsible for Interesting Tale
7 'Friday" Nelson,• who generally, man
; ages ,to create-somewhat of a. sensation
when he comes to town, /was the cause
of*jmore.7 than the usual commotion,
f Sunday • evening,f tjie result being that;
:a; morning ' paper printed a lurid story'
; that the -■ sal opril 7©£ -'; Edward % Reinick,*
Sixth : and Ja^son streets, had .been
robbed of ,sl|s237 '£.y-ryyyi':' -7-7777-7
There 7was7K>; foundation or the rob
bery story, Although there ■■- some
'excuse-; for l|£e 'commotion, "Friday
follows fthetr^^. of silver-plating, and
when he ■ came to St. Paul the small
box "_\ in which he carried .his '; quick
silver and acids? proved rather heavy,
even though small. Going into Rei
i nick's ' saloon, 7he ■ asked permission to
leav^ the box there \ for the : night, and,
.being, allow to/do, so, left it on the bar.
'. ;:A : custom noticed *it there a 7 few
; minutes Uatei^pd examined thereon
tents. -y He found 7 the quicksilver i arid
the acids and pronounced* them nitro
glycerin. was "a :- hurry-up call
to the central \ ps>Vide7stationr7; Detective
I Haggerty went >to the j saloon 1 and soon
j afterward 5 located." Nelson?-, who went to
I the front i and demonstrated to the sat
,isfaction; all concerned that thenar-'
tlcles7wef¥;harrhless.?7-wi7 ■t.'ZZ-XZ'. 77 7 7;
About a month ago Nelson was ar
rested f : while ? 7 intoxicated,- and yi after
: sleeping! off*. the '■■ effects of f the 7 liquor
. imparted !• the z, information that f. when '-.
brought to the station 7. he had \ been
I possessed lof _ a bottle iof £ nitroglycerin.
There was a hurried hunt for the bottle
; and when jit j had * been found f, the con
tents were carefully poured over the
bluff. In police court next day Nelson
admitted that he had hoaxed the police,
believing that he would be turned, loose:
to dispose i- of I the dangerous decoction.
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Whose ■■ Strict 7" Enforcement .of Ordi^ f
. ■nances Secured the City an Orderly
7 Observance of the Fourth.
Streets on the /night of the 3d. This,
year it was different. Sunday was by
far the -most; quiet ;3d of July in the
past twenty years. If the ordinance 13
. persistently enforced it will -"-only..- be a 1
question of a few years until it will
be generally observed." 7 v.
77 Judge j Hine, in * the . police court,. up
held' the attitude of the chief and sus
tained | the provisions of the ordinance.
'Of those i arrested for -violating' the" law,
Harry, Graham, - Martin •; McNulty, f Car
! roll Giersten, John /; Tallrnari and A.
Miller were fined $5 each. All -others
arrested ? were discharged ; because.- of
their youth.,:but -were warned -that if
they were again brought; in a; severe
penalty would be inflicted. .- 7
Baseball Men Sit UpTAII Night
With Receipts
"An athletic-looking young man, stag
gering, under the weight of a grip, ap
proached the desk at the Ryan hotel
shortly after 10 f o'clock. last night I and
asked' Frank ; Ingalls, the night clerk,; if
he might check the grip until morning.
7 "Sure, Mike," the clerk* replied/with
the usual accompaniment of a smile. 7
7 - "But I'd . like to • put it in 7 the vault,"
the young man with the grip suggested,
while - another- man hovered close be
side him with 7an •* unusually solicitous
air;/;,;/ - .- .- ;'.;. ■-.; . ". - '
"Too late. The vault closes at 10
o'clock and I : have no means of open-!;
ing it hefore the time lock says itsf
doors will swing outward," said Ingalls. *
: - The '7 two , callers _ ! exchanged looks.
. "Well, I'll be ——," the man who hed'
been carrying the heavyweight satchel;
tried _to say, but his friend was too
quick : for him and j stopped him before
he had committed an offense « against
the ordinances. ff Then -the young men
had a consultation." 7
■ "How about 7 the chief ./of,, police's
I vault?" the smaller one suggested."
"Not quite,",the big fellow responded."
| Several bystanders cut in. They be
gan 'to ask questions. Then a man
who had been out to the ball game in
; the^afternooriThad-af revelation. "It's
Mike Kelley/V he declared, and, looking
'again, he .volunteered the information
that| his guardian was Clarence ; Hug-'
gin's, secretary of the local baseball as-;
sociation.7 " 7 7 . * 77:, "7-7- -7./?>
;7 Then the story came out. The grip
held the day's receipts of two baseball
games, or,- more properly speaking,* St.
Paul's share of the gate money. Kelley
and had completed, the count-,
ing of the coin a few. minutes before
•and the | cashier had gone out of town.
. for a vacation. - r The club 7 manager did
not know the combination to the * safe
; and .there.was nothing to do but find'
a, vault in , which the money could be
put until today. So the silver and gold
was packed 7 neatly in a brand-new
leather-bound grip and,Kelley,* guarded
-by, Huggins, 3 began a search for a vault,
They fared badly at the Ryan, and at
another place their luck was -just as
poor. 7 .-""-77-77 "7-/"-.7 /v;- : .....
.7* "Let's go back to the office and sit
up with It," Huggins offered by way
of suggestion, as he fondled a : vicious
| looking gun. 7; , - - ; ;f*
"Not. with r me," . the; player-manager
[ retorted.7 /"I may sit y up, but it will
be with something worth more than a
mere $2,500, such as this grip con
; tains." 7" -. y ■.'.:■: y •-..■.- 7' .■--
7But the policeman on the beat .at
Seventh and .Wabasha told at 3 o'clock
.this morning that two young were
sitting at a small, table: inside with a
leather * grip between, them and all the
lights . burning brightly. They J had
passed a bad 7 night, 7 he said, ■'-.for*, at
every explosion of a firecracker outside
they were - sure/ that somebody was
dynamiting their stronghold. 7
All in the Way They're Made
-71 You don't know what real comfort there is in Oxfords -
f ..... ' until you have \ worn the kind that are made right The
superiority of our shoes is \ all in the way they're made.
Tan Black
Oxfords mKk Oxforcls
Correct Lasts ,_______W_W *\lS*s^r Calf °r Patent
$3.50 to $5 JBF $3.50 to $5
Straw Hats (jSpr Fancy Hose
H. W. FAGLEY; Treas. . . . . Jfcny- '~^ STREETS.
Sick Man prepared to End Life
If He Doesn't Recover
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- John 'Johnson, : a. railroad contractor,
afflicted with tuberculosis of the bones,
■ phase* to die in the ' open air, ; ; but his
plans were "interfered with by the po
lice, and the unhappy man is '.now- con
fined in the county jail, accused, of at
tempting to commit- suicide^ ; -
„ Johnson Had 7 made ■ • himself fairly
comfortable' Sunder ;'the bushes on the
White Bear'road in the city limits, and
was 7 supplied - with''blankets;- fain . coats
and 7 other articled; and jj for, two I weeks
: had truly flivecJ in'the otreri 7aif7 It * was
this I that 'caused his fairest:-"Sergeant'
Aamold f fountfthe f man possessed :of a
bottle of -acid, ; a revolver arid
a razor, arid"- he admitted to the police
officer that if he-did "not improve it was:
his j intention 'to •': take his life. :He was,'
therefore, taken before the police' court
yesterday and there g accused -of -at
;tempting.to commit suicide.?- f7 7:' '
7 The story told .by: Johnson is pitiable.
By occupation he is a railroad subcon
tractor, and','until- last April 7 was able
to .. follow his. business. He was - pros
perous, and' when taken seriously ill
with tuberculosis he* had- $1,500 in cash
and owned some property. After, spend
ing $900 with physicians and not being
relieved he was told that death would
soon result. The only reliefriie was
told, ..was to live in the open air. Se
curing, the -weapons and the- drug with
which he ''could end his life if he • be
came ; helpless, he established 7 his un
covered, camp two weeks ago, being
•determined? to end T his I career', as soon
as -' he realized-: that death was near.
When : taken in charge Johnson 7? had
$598 on his person, but begged that he
be not. required to go;into a house, as
living inside caused his "bones to
After inquiring into 7 the' ease Judge
Hine directed that inquiry be made into
Johnson's sanity, but the latter -insists
that he is sick. unto death and desires
to spend j what few days ' he ' has re
maining in the manner, that best suits
himself. Johnson says that he has one
brother in the United States, and sup
posed that he was in St. Paul when he
came here from West Superior.: He
has but one other relative, a sister in
Sweden. 7 . - - '
Internal Revenue Office Flooded
With Correspondence
Maj. Frederick Yon Baumbach, col
lector of internal ' revenue for Minne
sota, has f called in. his.' "deputies from
their stations throughout the state and
his officers' struggling with a mass of
correspondence. 77 .' 77-' ,'.".
--\., The • fiscalf. year ia • all customs busi
ness ends June ?97 and all licenses are
for the year beginning July 1. f-Many
of the^remittajjees are made by draft
«and cheek, and. yesterday Maj. Baum
bach's mail ; included X over 500" tetters.
The office force is entirely .inadequate
to handle the volume of the .business,
f and he has drafted all * his deputies and
. made .clerks of them until the rush is
over. 7 It/Will be a inall-M- of ■two', weeks
■before conditions become normal. ~-
Miniature Zoo the Latest Attraction
Arranged for. the. Children '.Vf'-f:
j Gentry Bros..* famous trained animal
shows, the ; largest exhibition 7of the
kind in the world, will soon' be in this
city. : The Gentry Bros.' - performance
this season. has been greatly, augment
ed, in addition to which. is presented a
miniature zoological; display, showing
the various hay arid' meat" eating ani
mals ..* in . their infancy, ;an .attraction
.which is "calculated- to increase the joys
of the litle folks, Who are the main pa
trons-of- Gentry Bros.' famous shows.
In addition to the" numerous 1 company
.of ..performing dogs, 7- ponies,, monkeys
.and elephants, -which have always been
•seen with, the show, an entirely new in
novation is" introduced in the presenta
tion Of a drove of performing Siberian
camels, believed to be the only ones
fever* educated either in 4." this o* foreign
lands. The many resources of Gentry'
Bros.' combined, exhibitions will be
properly indexed and displayed rin the
combined street parades, .'.which will be
given on the mornings of the date of
exhitions, to run three days, beginning
Monday, "July. 11,'-at Selby avenue and
Victoria street ..,...;.- ...»
Andy Call Has: Bad- Day
7 Sergt. Andy r Call was taken vio
lently ill -while on duty on Harriet is
land yesterday/ and it was found nec
essary to call Dr. Meyerdlng to attend
him. The physician found the officer
in bad condition and: ordered him taken
to his home. * Call j was | apparently suf
fering; from a severe attack of cholera
morbus. ..yy:.y ■
Entire Racing Fleet Makes a
Fine Pyrotechnic Display ,-. s »:
on White Bear 7 ■v -
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The illuminated parade, including the
bombardment of the improvised battle
ship Senta, the fireworks, dancing and--;
music furnished ample amusement for
the cottagers at White • Bear lake arid 7"
the members of the yacht club last :
night. Nearly the whole racing fleet of-!
the club; together 'with a number pf r
pleasure yachts, launches, rowboals"'
and floats, assembled at the clubhouse*
in the early, part of the evening, and
afterward, headed by Commodore El- r
mer's flagship, lined out in parade. j The
sight was one of the handsomest seen
on White Bear in many years. Each' -
boat carried colored lights and Chinese 7
lanterns. Red, green, blue and white
fire was used, giving the whole a mag
nificent effect. 7' ■' •-•;.• ■'
Later in the evening a low, rakish'
craft 7 was seen stealthily making her :
way along the west shore of the penin
sula. Commodore Elmer and his staff
of bombarders were in . excellent mood -
for, trouble, and immediately pounced '
upon the intruding craft. .Shell after
shell wag fired from his fleet of a dozen 7'
boats, and in less time than it takes; to'C
tell, the Senta was blown into Invisible •
atoms. She made a gallant stand, but '
numbers told against her, and she was 7
finally compelled to yield the uneven '
fight. The victors then returned to the
clubhouse, after firing a number of sa- ,
lutes in; honor of the occasion, and
dancing was engaged in until 11 o'clock.ff-."
The clubhouse was gaily decorated.,
during the day, and presented a gala
appearance. From every nook and cor- •
ncr of the large building, hung a Chi
nese lantern, and the large crowd pres
ent merrily passed away the hours un- *'
til well into the night.
Arrested Night Prowler Escapes
With Workhouse Sentence 7
Ernest Jones, colored, living at 401 7
Farrington avenue, accused of having
entered the home of. Matt Fashing
bauer, 369 Sherburne avenue,' persisted,
before the police court yesterday that
he had no burglarious intentions,, and
escaped with'sixty days. in the work
house. ' ......-/' .'-,. 77.7.77-
When arraigned Jones pleaded guilty
and was promptly given the sentence -7.
mentioned, 7 following which Fashing- 7
bauer entered a decided protest, claim
ing that the punishment was not suf
ficiently severe. i Fashingbauer ap
pealed to County , Attorney Kane,
claiming that when Jones was first dis
■ covered in: the - house •by the - children
-he threatened to kill them; If 7 they did
not / keep ; -quiet. 7 Going into' the hall.
'Fa'shingbauer says that he encountered l
the . colored man, who pulled' a - re- '•';
volver and i threatened to shoot. Fash-.,,
ingbauer backed-into a room, jumped
out the window and called assistance.
Although the county attorney agreed
that the offense warranted a more se-
I vere sentence, he could not offer relief
after Jones had been sentenced. ..f^' .77
.The only excuse offered by Jones
was that he was drinking, contending
that whenever he takes too . much he
becomes , "batty.'.'. Admitting that he
entered the "house, he claimed that he
had no intention of committing: a bur
glary. He made no effort to explain
how it happened that he deliberately
cut the screen door.
As Head of the House Mr. Pepparis
Insists That He Was Slighted 7
Nicholas Pepparis, 263 Thomas
street,; was required to sign a peace
bond when he appeared in police court
yesterday, I accused of disorderly. con
duct. He was charged with having
used violent f language to Patrolman
Pogreba because the officer caused the
arrest of Mrs. Pepparis for harboring
a vicious dog. Pepparis claiiried that
he merely desired to have the officer
understand that he was "the head of
the house," and; if • anyone was to : be
arrested it should be he. - I
777:0A5-POniA. : „.,:-•
Bean th« ■_ ,* The Kind You Haw Always Bought
"^ WM&^ZOZ
7 Deposits - made on or "before July 5 in
our savings-department will receive three
months' interest at 3% per cent on Oct. 1.
Security Trust Comrat-y, N. Y. Life Bldg.

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