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The St. Paul Globe • THE GLOBE CO., PUBLISHERS. V Official >j£lJ£T(jsSr[^vJ. Otv of Famm 'SCjfc^ll^S^ St. Paul. Entered et Postofflca it St. Paul. Minn., . V as : Second-Cl&ss Matter.; TELEPHONE CALLS. " • :- Northwestern—Business. . 1066 ' Main. .Editorial. 78 Main. - V Twin City—Business, 1065:- Editorial. 78. CITY SUBSCRIPTIONS. -A ;wy By Carrier. 11 mo. 16 mos. 112 mow. bally 0n1y... , -40 »2.25 M-"00 Dally end Sunday.. ; .50 ' C.75 6.00 But day ........ 20 1.10 I 3-00 .: COUNTRY : SUBSCRIPTIONS. ' ■ By Mall. = 1 1 mo. ■ft moa. 112 mos. bally only ..-.-..... :25 $1.50 $3.00 .Dally and Sunday . .25 2.00 4.00 Sunday. ............( .20 1 1.10 \ 2.00 : EASTERN : ■ REPRESENTATIVE. -: iW. J. MORTON, 150 Nassau St., New York City. , 87 -.Washington St.. Chicago. THE ST. PAUL DAILY GLOBE'S ' circulation now exceeds that of any other morning newspaper in the Twin Cities except only the Minneapolis Tribune. THE St. Paul Sunday Globe Is ■ now acknowledged to be the best Sunday paper in the North west and has the largest circula tion. ADVERTISERS get 100 per *■ cent more in results for the money they spend on advertising in The Globe than from any other paper. THE Globe circulation Is «x --■ elusive, because it is the only Democratic Newspaper of gen eral circulation in the Northwest. A DVERTISERS in The Globe reach this great and dally in creasing constituency, and It cannot be reached in any other way. RESULTS COUNT— THE GLOBE GIVES THEM. SATURDAY, JULY 9, 1904. THE PLATFORM He is a poor sort of Democrat who cannot stand with both feet planted squarely on the platform adopted by the St. Louis convention.. It deals with all the great issues of the day and treats them candidly, comprehensively and without juggling. It is a. splendid statement of the Democratic faith, ami it will appear "with tremendous force to the plain people of this country who have not drifted away from the ideals and principles of the fathers. Of the wide range of subjects upon •which the attitude of Democracy is here defined, there are five or six of transcendent interest, and upon these public attention will fix itself instantly. TVe could desire no happier treatment of these than that which the conven tion unanimously approved. For It is one of the great merits of this docu ment that it has the sanction of the united Democratic body. There was no minority report, no dissension, no contest between factions such as the enemy had hoped and desired. There Is no Democrat in the land who may not point to this platform proudly and call it his own. Democracy as thus defined stands for equality before the law; for equal ity of right and of opportunity. By that great test it tries tlie relations of labor and capital and finds the adjust ment easy. The right of every man to engage in lawful labor as he pleases, the right of capital to seek lawful em ployment, the supremacy of the law over both—this is the first word and the last. Democracy finds the immediate prac tical needs of national administration to be economy and honesty. The coun try is going the way of the profligate. Appropriations have reached the max imum, dishonesty stalks unrebuked through the departments at Washing ton. Honest government, retrench ment and reform, will be the watch word as it is the promise of the party. Democracy has not parted company with the Declaration of Independence. It reaffirms the doctrines of that im mortal document in relation to the Fili pinos, and the party of human rights declares itself ready to do for the Phil ippines what we have done for Cuba. All honor to it for this glorious proof that the old spirit of devotion to free dom for freedom's sake still lives in the American breast. Democracy stands for an immediate but rational and conservative revision of the tariff. It rightly charges the ex isting system with fostering and main taining the trusts. It rightly demands that it be reformed and amended. It rightly says that this work cannot be Intrusted to the '"friends of its abuses." It fixes the amount of revenue to be collected as the amount necessary for the needs of the government econom ically administered according to true American ideas of simplicity. That revenue can be raised without bribing monopoly, and the tariff can and will be reduced by Democratic hands with out the impairment of national indus try. Democracy is the implacable enemy Of the trusts. The platform demands their prosecution with all the power »t the governments command. It calls for such additional legislation as may be necessary. And it promises to ap- ply immediately the obvious remedy of excluding from interstate traffic such commodities as are controlled by in dustrial combinations in restraint of trade. These declarations have no un certain sound- in the ears of a people bowed down under burdens and wasted with remorseless exactions. Democracy protests against executive usurpation. There is no more stirring passage In the platform than that which cites the president before the bar of public opinion for his offenses. He has disregarded law and placed himself above it. He has broken trea ties, he has made laws by a stroke of the pen, he has made himself the^ ar biter of a nation's destiny. Were he the wisest and best man who ever trod the earth, he should suffer rebuke; for this is the way of the republic's down fall. Democracy will not cease to rep resent government by the law and the constitution. There will be much comment, as there was much debate in. committee, upon the total omission of all reference to the financial question. We think It signally wise and satisfactory. Silence here is more eloquent than words. It means that this issue has passed out of the range of practical affairs. It is infinitely more direct, more honest, more admirable than some miserable platitude Which' should attempt to sat isfy all opinions. It is far better than any financial plank laid before the committee. The platform deals with none of the other issues that events have settled and passed by; why should it rake up old differences of opinion about this? Most sincerely and utter ly do we commend the wisdom of the convention in .this particular, and con gratulate the united Democracy; where no man or faction can raise the cry of triumph, and none need face the stig ma of defeat. On many minor issues the platform touches, always surely, sensibly, wise ly. There are no mistakes and no equivocations in it. It is Democratic from the first word to the last, and it , will. .be accepted by Democrats throughout the country with the unanimity and enthusiasm that greet ed it- in convention. To every article of this splendid creed every Democrat may'^Sbscribe with-jiiappy earnestness, and'w'fth this pledge of <cur-belief and our purpose we may"-appeal in confi dence to the suffrages of a people who will read in if a full expression of the American spirit at its finest and its best. Senator Bailey is by way of- going the limit. ~lt takes some manhood to lay down the chairmanship of a na tional convention.for a friend. UNWORTHY OF THE NATION T^e regulai^aews-amport from the St. Lotus convention contained the follow ing significant sentence descriptive of the scene on the second day's session: "Without pausing in their enthusiasm, the great throng of men and women shouting the name of Bryan switched to Parker, as if their only ambition was to cheer and make a great noise." Of course it was. That was what they were there for. They sought the mo mentary sensation of helping to raise pandemonium, and enjoyed the excite ment that comes from being one of a great howling mob. At the moment they .had probably lost sight of the claims of Parker and Bryan and every other candidate. They were simply in sane with noise and their share in cre ating noise, and were no longer in any ■sense responsible beings. These are the conditions which our present system of holding national con ventions invites. The Globe has denounced them over and over again, and will continue to do so until we get back to sanity and deliberation. As long as ten thousand or twenty thou • sand people are admitted 'to a great auditorium as spectators of a national convention, this bedlam will continue to exist. There is no genuine enthusi asm about it. The seats are always packed by those who have control of admission privileges. Sometimes friends of one candidate get the seats and sometimes those of another, but usually they are divided. Instructions to ticket holders, as a condition of admission, are to yell at the proper signal for all they are worth. It is all forced and mechanical. After a while in the elec tric atmosphere of excited! humanity, all the spectators yell all the time for anybody and everybody. The time has gone by when this prac tice could have the slightest practical effect. Jou can stampede one or two conventions, but you cannot keep it up. Political managers soon learn their iesson, which Is to send to conventions delegates so old and wary in the busi ness that they are sure to keep their heads, or so tightly tied up by instruc tions that jthey cannot vary an inch from the line. Thus all this racket is pointless. It cannot-carry the"conven tion off -its feef, for it is expected, un derstood and discounted. It is merely a weariness to^those who actually want to get through with the business and a disgrace to reasoning people. We hope to see the day soon come when national conventions will be held as they ought to he, in fialte capable of seating not inor* tii.an 50# persons in excess of the delegates, these extra seats being assigned solely to repre sentatives of the press;. ..The exclusion THE ST. PAUL GLOBE. SATURDAY, JULY 9, 1904 of the public from these deliberations will restore to national conventions a dignity and soberness sorely impaired by their present conversion Into a sort of cross between a circus and a mob. It is also noticeable that the planks fixed up by the Republican press have not yet been incorporated in the Demo cratic platform. DOLLAR WHEAT: A THREAT There is some little cause for alarm in the fact that a few cars of wheat sold for a dollar a bushel in Minneapo lis yesterday. The sharp advance in price to the dollar mark was brought about by actual untoward conditions in the wheat fields —the bulls not being at all responsible for the state of the market. Since the situation was discussed in the3e columns a few weeks ago a decided change in the crop prospect has taken place. It is not that a dis aster impends, but the weatherly con ditions have been extremely bad over a large area of country during the past two weeks. During ien days the fields in some sections of Minnesota have been awash. In the southern part of the state the fields are drenched today. There has been altogether too much moisture and not nearly enough warm growing weather all over the North vest. Reports from the Southwest in dicate that the winter wheat crop is in a bad state. These causes have con spir^i to make buyers willing to pay a higher price for actual grain, and there is a general and marked tenden cy upward in the price for future de livery. - So far as the spring wheat of the Northwest is concerned, the situation is certainly serious, but by no means hopeless. A week of such weather as to prevent any growth at this juncture is a serious matter, and that is what the crop of the Northwest is suffering from. There has been actually no growth during the past ten days. If the same state of affairs should obtain for ten days more there would be ground for apprehension. But much may happen in ten days. A week of good July weather will bring on a banner crop in the North west, even though it be a bit delayed. It will take more than the sale of a few cars of wheat in Minneapolis at the high price of a dollar a bushel to inspire the Northwest farmer or busi ness 'man with a sense of impending disaster. jr I At this writing it looks as though our old friend the rumor that Port Ar ■ Ihur has fallen would be given first page honors in the afternoon papers again about next Monday., GIVE US THE PROOF The exposure by The Globe of the hypocrisy of the Republican platform with reference to the eight-hour day has attracted wide and favorable at tention. We are in receipt of many let ters of congratulation on this matter, and a large number of individuals have personally expressed their satisfaction at having the mask of insincerity torn off. That the Republicans themselves are not a little alarmed at their plight in this matter Is manifest from an ut terance of a morning contemporary, which calls this eight-hour resolution "a bit of mistaken demagogy," and says: "It is needless to say that the Republicans of Minnesota are ..very few of them in favor of such an extension of the eight-hour principle." This is all very well, but circum stances lend weight to the suspicion that the contemporary In question would not be accepted by Republicans everywhere as an authoritative inter preter of the platform. Indeed, it is already in opposition to the expressed view of Congressman Bede, and we have not heard of any recantation on his part. The question is, what does the eight-hour plank in the Repub lican platform mean? Does it mean that the eight-hour day should be es tablished in works controlled by the national or state government, such as the public departments, navy yards and establishments of the kind; or does it mean, as the bill before congress provides, that the eight-hour day must be forced upon private employers of labor in private, establishments as a condition of their doing work for the government at all? The Globe calls for further light on the subject. At least half the Re publican party is in the same attittWe. It wants to know, when it votes for the state candidates on the state platform, whether it is voting for one interpreta tion of this eight-hour plank or the other. The employer demands an ei planation. and so does the working man. Since the convention that framed and deliberately chose this disgraceful straddle as a way out of its dilemma h^ts disbanded, and since no individual and no newspaper would probably be \ accepted as a final authority on the question, let us hear from all the can didates for office what they, have-^o say about it. What does Senator Clapp understand this plank in the Republican platform to mean, and how do the gentlemen who are running for congress in the sev- i eral districts interpret it? We call for an expression of opinion giving more light on the subject. If the Republican party does not wish the worst con struction placed upon its action, unless it would' be branded as a cheat and a hypocrite, the answer to this demand will be forthcoming. T Contemporary Comment [ Don't Let Anything Get Away Agricultural reports indicate that the grape crop this yeftr- will be the larg est in the country's history. Now step up. Gen. Grosvenor, and claim credit for the .Republican party for placing appenßieitßs within the reach of the humbleafc^Washington Post. And They Won't Fail to Work Mr. Bryan will find, perhaps, that suitable arrangements have been made to apply the airbrakes promptly to anything that* Jobds like a Populistic stampede at St. Louis this week.—Chi cago Tribune. Especially in St. Louis It is regrettable that the gas bag of Santos-Dumont's airship should have been cut to pieces, but he ought to have known it might be mistaken for a presidential boom.—Philadelphia North American. Aiming the Weapon, at Himself "Get together, stay. ■-, together and shoot a solid shot," is the advice of Senator Daniel to Democrats. Mr. Bryan is shooting hard enough, but is firing in the wrong direction.—Balti more Sun. Not Overlooking Anything Bryan's Republican rival for a seat in the senate from Nebraska is also a can didate for the lower house of congress. This is what you might call breaking into politics.—Detroit Tribune. The Water Wagon Ts Lonely Gen. Miles says that, after all, there are other things besides prohibition. Right, general, and as fhe governor of North Carolina said,. "Well, here's how!"— New York Hexald. Had Probably Heard of Him On one point the gentlemanly ban dits of the effete East »ere wise. They knew enough te- keep their hands off Dr. John Alexander Dowie. —Chicago Journal. -!i • . " And the Fall-Rigged Desk Paul Morton"'\Vdll never know how ignorant of na,viil, affairs he really is until he runs up again Capt. Crownin shield.—Pittsburgh Gaaette. Did Not MiafceVWar Any Easier The czar is at ia>loss to discover how the formation of The-Hague tribunal has been Of afty special advantage to Russia. —Baltimoi'e Herald. That Is the Great Trouble The American people do not consider that it is soli much the question of standing Pat :as standing Teddy.— Memphis Comnaei;cial -Appeal. Sees Teddy First George B. Cqrtelyou may talk all he pleases about his being the chairman, but he'll have to see Teddy.—Florida Times-Union. That Will Help Some Anyhow, Candidate Roosevelt is pretty certain of tfie solid vote of Zion Cite and the Mormons. —Atlanta Constitution. Can't Blame It on Condition Meanwhile, Teddy is in the back yard, playing tennis daily and getting himself down to fighting "weight.— Bos ton Herald. Among the Hoosi-ir Democrats It will nof escape l>emocratic ob- Nervation that thei'e is plenty of en thusiasm ijfc-Iqdiana.—St. Louis Globe- Democraf. r The" Most Unkindest Cut Mr. Fairbanks doesn't part his hair in the middle; but he might-if he could. ;— Chicago Record-Herald. . . . PERSONAL MENTION Merchants— -J. C. Bennett and wife, Stillwater; C. A. Bird, Ellsworth; N. H. Ingersoll, Brainerd; H. A. Withee anti wife. La Croese; Sam J. Williams, Hay ward, Wis.; H. J. Boyd, Alexandria; A. D. Stewart, Redwood FaUsj A. B. Gottschalk. Seattle; L. H. Bailey, Bemidji; G. W. Daihes and wife. Tacpma; A. R. Pfau Jr., Mankato; Howard Laiimer, Sumner, Iowa; Dan Hyland, Beaudette. Ryan—F. Wieber, Hough ton, Mich.; E. L. Lamold.atid wife, Porto Rico; W. A. Straight, SiouxOFalls; W. A. Baumann. Winona; George H. Mueller, Albert Lea; Joseph Caldwell, -St, Louis; H. A. Beau deau and wife..Fargo; John T. Brady and wife, Peofia"; F. A* Barton and wife. Fort Yellowstone, llont.; Ben E. Lapeyre, Great Falls, Mont,., Windsor—J. O'Donnell. Superior; C. P. Shepard, Marshall; T. T. Comstock, Ken yon; L. L. Ober, Chatfield; Elling Opsal. Canton, S. D.; •'P. E. Carpenter, Cedar Rapids. Iowa; -A£ J. Anderson. Morton; W. E. Polleys, La Crosse: C. A. Young, Tracy; A. R.:;'K«fene. Oshkosh, Wis.; F. W. Henry and&wffe, Winnipeg. TODAY'S WEATHER < WASHF.TO'i'bK.' D. € July. B.—Fore cast : -■:.-• .^ .■,.£•-■■•■■ ■■; ... • For Minnesota —Showers Saturday, ; cooler in westl«fl-tion; Sunday fair; light to fresh south winds.'; " . . j. - I ..Upper Michigan and- 'Wisconsin—Show-, ers Saturday and Sunday; light I variable wind. " :"~ ■;"••■'•; • . :•■ >■'>.• ■ '-."•. % ■.■.••■'.*-;<■ -■■ . —Fair in west, showers in east por tion Saturday; Sunday fair. ■ t ■'. North ' and " South rH> Dakota —Showers, cooler Saturday; Sunday . fair. ;- V- ; ■', Montana— Saturday, except show ers ! and \ cooler jin j the; south j portion I Sun- : day fair, and' warmer. .'■'. .'. ■'"■*:'.:" ' ■ f' St. "•_ Paul — Yesterday's i observations, 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 —Barometer corrected; for tem perature • and" elevation. Highest - tempera ture, €7; lowest temperature, 59; average temperature, 64; .-daily 'range, 6; barom eter, 29.95; .: humidity, ;82; precipitation, 1.33; 7- p. m. temperature, 67; " 7 p. m. wind, •■ north; weather t ;-: cloudy. ... .... V ;- Yesterday's Temperatures— - " "*s -- ;.-;-,• ♦gpmHighj J-u - --. *SpmHigh Alpena .. .r.v .66 - 68Uacksonville .'.78 488 Battlefo'rd .V.":72 ' 74! Los Angeles --70 -:76 Bismarek->.-.'- v 76-;7S Marquette ... .50 60 Buffalo :"!* »'/,"*.78 r-;.82 Memphis; -..:;. 84 :*B6 Boston ....... .7* 7s3tfflwaukee r .*-'.".6O *J 72 Chicago . :.... 76 " 78|Minnedosa . .T.\ 76 •- 80 Cincinnati :■;.-.: 78 • -88 New Orleans..B2 •86 Cleveland/.:. BQ. ,80 New York ... 72 76 Denver o ...... 82 '86 Omaha -J.~: .T.'*76v. 78 Dcs Moines .V 7? 78 Philadelphia: .. 72 £74; Detroit -.":... 74 Pittsburg ?:v.v.80 84 : Duluth vvr^.'. .748 Qu'Appelle ....72 JB4 Edmonton .. .74 C.*74 San ; Francisco.s6 %. 56 Escanaba - J.. .66-.* 66 St. Louis -.:.: .72-82 Galveston ...": 84~ 86lSalt •' Lake >:... 82 84 Grand Rapid*; 70-3 78|San Antonio...B6 90 Green Bay... 64 64(5. Ste. Marie..6B 74 Havxe\.s...- .~. 76* «4iWashington ... 76 w 84 • Helena !;. r. .£&. 76£v'innipeg .....74 'Huron ...: .''.Tl'.li'r _;" ..::" V; . .' ! •Washington _ «tae <7 p. ■m. St. Paul). : ;:\ j -River Bulletfi*^- ' '■'. '. 'i^,;: - '- I. — v -■-■ ■ t>a*ger. Gauge. Change in I ' -.: ; -** Line. Reading. 24 Hours. St; Paul .:.... .-.14 -^4.5. - >.; 0.8 LaCrosse -.>.*;-I.Q • i 6-2 —0-1 Davenport '•..,.,. 15-: 6.0 '"■;•"--.. —0.1 St. Louis ...y,:.\ 30 20.7 : '/; —1.2 —Tall. The Mississippi will remain stationary or rise slight^ in the vicinity of St. Paul during the ne^t^thirty-six hours. Honors-Hannis Taylor EDINBURGH. 0 July B.—The University of Edinburgh today conferred the degree of doctor of law ou Hannis Taylor, for- merly American minister to Spain and later of counsel for the United States be fore the Alaska boundary commission. T At St. Paul Theaters T "Catherine" will he the bill at the Grand at the matinee today. For to night's performance the George Faw cett company will present "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde." Both shows . have proved good di awing cards the cur rent week. Commencing tomorrow evening, and playing the entire week, with the usual matinees. Miss Percy HasweU and the George Fawcett company will be seen in Hall Caine's famous drama, "The Christian." T What the Editors Say The late editorial excursionists at the world's fair were almost overcome with the great heat. It is claimed that many of the "Northern barba rians" of the party sought shelter un der the shade of the Anheuser-Busch. The next excursion is planned for the northern wilds betw-een Winnipeg and Port Arthur, Canada, returning via Duluth, all the way through the bush —but alas! the aroma is balsamic, not maltose.—Cass Lake Times. What, Republican friends, do you think of your national tariff plank as it was adopted at Chicago? Here is what a few of the potent leaders of your party say: Gov. Cummins —It justifies the lowa idea. Congress man Grosvenor—lt is a standpat plank. Chairman Payne—lt leaves the question open. In other words it is anything or nothing—a mere trap to delude voters. — Freeborn County Standard. The Minnesota Republican conven tion has consumed several days in pursuit of harmony, which seems to be an elusive quantity in the political gatherings of the Northwest this year. Both the political party conventions of Minnesota have wrought under police protection and it may be necessary to call out troops before the campaign is ended. —Sioux Falls Press. One of Minneapolis millionaire lum bermen, T. H. Shevlin, says his suc cess in life was -due to his "cheek." His brother says it was done by for geries and has brought suit to recover his share of the Shevlin wealth. There is another guess coming, and mention might be made of the profits on state and government pine.—Taylors Falls Journal". The press of Minnesota has been in dulging a campaign of mud slinging and villifying which has been a dis grace to the state and to the Repub lican party. Some of these same pa pers will be in a f,ew. weeks begging people to vote for the man they have villified and traduced before the ■nomi nation. —Grand Forks Evening Press. A few Democrats have flopped to the other side and are now good Republic ans. That's where they belong and the Democratic party is better off with out them. We venture to say that they professed to be Democrats, but when they went to the polls they voted the Republican ticket.—The Moorhead Citizen. Hon. C. D. O'Brien, of St. Paul, was the hero of the hour at the Democratic convention in Duluth. He has a strong hold on the members of his party in this state and is liable to be in evidence about the time a governor is to be named at the next Democratic convention.—Perham Enterprise. A celebrated Japanese physician, Dr. Tukashi, a graduate of Oxford, says that the blood of goats is a certain an tidote in cases of snake bites. A few more cracks like that and Kentucky will throw her sympathy to Russia.— Crookston Times. j Richard T. O'Connor, of St. Paul, is j prominently mentioned as the next na tional Democratic eommitteeman from Minnesota. A better selection could not be made. —Perham Enterprise. T Among the Merrymakers I Across the Lirte Fence "I am looking for my cat. I haven't seen him for several days, and I didn't know but you might have seen him over in your yard." "Wnat sort of a cat is he?" "Large and white, with a black stripe down his back." "Quarrelsome animal?" "Well, he's a pretty good fighter." "You'll find him over there in the fence corner, third plank north from the barn, if you care to dig him up. Cool weather for this time of year, isn't it?"— Chicago Tribune. A Correction Miss Gasaway—l think you were pres ent when she remarked that I had a big mouth. Miss Kute —Yes, and I took occasion to set her right, .too. Miss Gasaway—Did you. dear? Miss Kute —Yes; I told her your mouth wasn't really so big; it only seemed so because you kept it open so constantly.— Catholic Standard and Times. The Deadly Biscuit Injured Wife—You coldly sneer at my biscuits and refuse to touch them! A»man who loves his wife won't do that. And it was only a year ago, Harold High more, that you told me you would wil lingly die for me! Husband —I'm willing to die for you yet, Amelia, but I don't^want to commit sui cide. —Chicago Tribune. Self-Directed Conversation "What makes you think Windyman's wife is such a bright woman? She never says anything particularly interesting." "No, Taut she always manages to mo nopolize the conversation so that he won't have a chance to make a fool of him- j self."—Detroit Free Press. Practical Demonstration "Oh! how could you!" explaimed-the fair maid, who had been kissed unexpectedly. "It will afford me pleasure to show j you." calmly replied the audacious young man. Whereupon he proceeded more slowly.— Chicago News. Obeyed Orders Mrs. Goodbody—l hope you will excuse, my husband's intemperance at your party last night. The Hostess—My dear Mrs. Goodbody, pray don't mention it; I told Mm to make himself thoroughly at home.— Judy. # Encouraging Cholly—Before I had sat in the game ten minutes I had lost $15; then my luck began to change. Fred —Of course! ChoHy—Yes: and in the next two hours I only lost $7.25, bah jove!—Judge. With Interest "Mary," -said the invalid to his wife, when the doctor pronounced it a case of scarlet fever, "if any of my creditors call, tell .them that I am at last in a condition to give them something."—London Tit- Bits. En Regie Mrs. McFlimsey—Am I going to the ball? Why, I have practically nothing to wear. What do you expect me to do? Mr. McFlimsey—Wear it, of course.— Philadelphia Ledger. Incurable Dr. Kurenon —What's Blink's worst trouble? Dr. Phil Graves —Won't >pay his doctor's bills. —Indianapolis Sentinel. Conflicting "Gadsby told me he stopped a week at the fair" "And he told me he kept a-going every minute." —Cleveland Plain Dealer. - -A- ..'■':; ... . ■'■.:. ■ .'• :rS . ; ■■■■'*':■■' , .-''.''■■ . \*S. ** \U v.U-.i BOARD OE CONTROL RUNS AGAINST SNAG Mineral and Timber Reserva tions Cloud Title to Lands Wanted for Sanatorium The board of control, acting for the state, is encountering unexpected diffi culty in securing titles to lands which are being purchased for the site of the proposed sanatorium for consumptives in Northern Minnesota.' Original owners of cut-over pine lands, profiting by costly experience in disposing 1 of their lands without mak ing reservation of mineral and pine rights, are not disposed to give the state a complete title to lands for which the board of control has made partial deals. Several hundred acres of land will be required to complete the original plan of having a large wooded tract supple mentary to the institute for the state's tubercular patients, and while pur chases have been made of a part of the total area of land needed, there are tracts upon which the unexpected con tingency has arisen as to titles. T. B. Walker Reserved Rights Some of the land desired and for which deals have been practically con summated was owned by T. B. Walker, the Minneapolis millionaire lumber man, but had been sold for a merely nominal sum to the men with whom the board of control is now negotiat ing. In deeds passing from Walker to the present owners, reservations of mineral and timber rights were with- Lheld by Walker, and while the present i owners are willing to give their war | ranty deeds to the state, the title to the land is clouded by the fact of the existence of the mineral and timber clauses in the Walker deeds. "I sold one quarter section of land for $1.50 an acre, which afterwards de veloped into an iron property worth over a million dollars," Walker is re ported to have told a man who remon strated with him for insisting on the reservation clause in his deeds, and for some years he has reserved mineral and pine rights in the practically waste lands sold to incoming settlers and from whom the board of control must now buy. Jacobson Tells of Difficulty "It has been almost as much trouble as the lands are worth," said Chairman J. F. Jacobson yesterday in discussing the new contingency arising in the purchase of land for the sanatorium grounds. "Walker has sold all his lands with these reservation clauses contained in the deeds, and the John S. Pillsbury estate has done the same thing. We have been delayed for some weeks, and have encountered deeds from William R. Merriam, late director of the census and a former governor of Minnesota; one from Mrs. Charles F. Kindred, wife of the Reading railroad official, who was one of the figures in the most sensational congressional con test ever pulled off in this state, and there are other notable people who have been interested in these lands. We hope to obtain quitclaim deeds from these former owners, and when these are secured and warranty deeds are had from the present owners, there will be nothing the matter with the state's absolute title to its purchases." The board of control members had expected to make a trip to Walker to designate a site on the lands pur chased for,the new sanatorium, but the trip has been delayed by the unexpect ed arising of the contingency as to titles. ' ELWESS MUST PAY HIS PRINTING BILL Agent for Printers Had No Right to Accept Sewing Machine as Payment That an agent who makes a sale for his principal has no power, in the ab sence of specific authorization, to make an agreement with the customer off setting the debt to the principal was decided yesterday by Judge Finehout in the _civil branch of the municipal court. The case was that of Brown, Treacy & Sperry, printers, against W. F. Elwess, sewing machine agent. When L.. P. Cudworth, agent for the printers, secured from Elwess, in May, 1303, an order for printing, Cudworth ordered a sewing machine, which was sent to his house. The machine was afterwards returned as unsatisfactory. When later the printer's bill of $21 was presented to Elwess he refused to pay it. and sent as a n offset a bill for the machine he had sold to the printers' agent. Judge Finehout gave judgment for the plaintiffs. COURT ORDERS SINKS TO RESTRAIN HIMSELF Man Must Not Interfere With Wife While Waiting for Divorce Suit An order restraining George W. Sinks from interfering with his wife, Elizabeth Sinks, their children or her boarders, at her home, 92 Park place, was Issued yesterday by Judge Jag gard, of the district court. Th» wife is now suing for a divorce. Affidavits signed by Mrs. Sinks and others declared that her husband visit ed her home June 29, tore bedclothes from the beds, drove boarders out of the house, struck her when she re fused to let him have a purse, r.nd knocked down their young son when he sought to protect hia mother. File Deeds Transferring Lots Deeds were filed yesterday by Mich ael Doran transferring to James Doran various lots in Summit Park, Desaoyer Park, Bergholz's and Davern's addi tions. The total consideration named was $21,500. A deed from T. W. Thompson, guardian, conveyed to L. P. Ordway, for $12,800, the lots at Fifth and Rosabel streets, where Crane & Ordway are erecting a new store build ing. Concert at Como Tonight , The Minnesota State band will play the following programme at Como park this evening: March —"Jolly Students'' Zickel Overture —"Poet and Peasant" Suppe Grand Selection —"Lucretia Borgia"— Donizetti Incidental Soli for Clarionet, Cornet and Baritone. Waltz —"Dream on the Ocear.' r Oiujgl Intermission— Excerpts from "The Serenade. .Herbert Paraphrase—"Home Sweet Home"..Nehl Moorish Intermezzo —'Soko" Arnold Medley—• "Old Hits'' Schmidt LIT TO DAMAGES CAUSED BY CATTLE Supreme Court Says They Are Such as Were Committed at TlmCi of Trespass The state supreme court yesterday passed on the question of whether or not, under the law in this state cover ing damages by trespass by cattk* damages can be collected for trespass at a time prior to the one at* which the animals are taken up as estrays. The point came up in the of John W. Fleetham vs. Dennis Therres, Hennepin county farmers and the judgment from which the appeal was taken was for $1.40 in favor of Therres The supreme court, by Justice Brown sustains the lower court in the sylla bus, which says: John W. Fleetham, appellant, vs. Dennis lnerres, respondent. 1- The damages to which a. land owner is entitled in proceedings under chapter 19 General Statutes 1894, for animals taken up by him as cstrays, are limited to such as were committed by the ani mals at the time of and immediately nre ceeding the trespass for which they were distrained. -'. At the time the cows in question were distrained by plaintiff, defendant tendered him the sum of $5 to cover tin damages sustained. Plaintiff refused to accept the tender .and thereafter retained the cows in his possession for two days It la held that his retention of the cows after the tender was wrongful, and plain tiff was under legal duty to exercise rea sonable effort, not only to take proper care of the. cows, but to dispose of the milk received from them and account fo> the proceeds to defendant. . 3. Whether the distrainor in such case would be required to make such ef tort, if his retention of the cows was not wrongful quaere. Judgment affirmed. Other cases in which decisions were handed down yesterday were: In the matter of the estate of Maria Ryan, deceased, Michael T. Ryan, ad ministrator of said estate, appellant, vs. Catherine E. Williams..as guardian of Agnes and Maria Ryan, respondent. Order affirmed. —Douglas, J. William J. McKenna. appellant, vs. Chi cago. Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway Company, respondent. Order affirmed. —Brown. J Kathcrine Eggensperger, respondent, vs. John G. L,anpher, appellant. Order affirmed. —Brown J MAYOR SIGNS HOTEL RUNNER ORDINANCE Steerers for Chop Houses Must Work in Front of, Their Doors Mayor Smith yesterday signed a modified form of the ordinance licens ing and regulating hotel runners, and vetoed the first measure of the same kind that was passed by the council. ■ The measure approved provides that the runners shall only solicit in front of their property or place of business, while the one vetoed allowed the run ners to go within thirty feet of the en trance to the union depot. The ordi nance disapproved was held by the mayor while the other was being put through the council. WOMAN GETS ALIMONY BUT MAY LOSE SON Father Will Secure Child if Court Is Satisfied With Boy's Surroundings Temporary alimony of $8 a week was awarded yesterday by Judge Jaggard to Mrs. Carrie Gilbertson, who is suing Andrew Gilbertson in the district court for a limited separation. She also ob tained $25 as counsel fees and the same amount as'suit money. No decision was announced as to thu future custody of the couple's child, ten years old. While he was seated yesterday in his father's lap the boy did not appear to welcome the caressea of his mother. The court intimated that the child would probably be in trusted to his father; it would be nec essary, however, that assurance be given as to the nature of the boy's fu ture surroundings. PROPERTY OWNERS ARE DENIED DAMAGES Corning Avenue Residents Will Not Be Paid for Land Condemned No damages will be allowed the property owners near Corning avenue to compensate them for the loss of a driveway as the result of the Omaha road's condemnation of a fourteen-foot alley 1,500 feet long. The commission ers appointed to condemn lands for the railway's East St. Paul extension and Hazel Park yards decided yester day that the use of the alleyway had simply been appropriated by the lot owners, and that they had no rights to it as a thoroughfare. Nevertheless, the railway will make good to ' the claimants the cost of moving their buildings. BOARD OF CONTROL APPOINTS B. F. CARTER St. Cloud Man Is Named as Purchasing Agent of University B. F. Carter, of St. Cloud, has been appointed by the state board of con trol as purchasing agent at the state university, and ha« entered on his new duties. Carter succeeds George H. Hayes, who left the service of the board of control to assume a confiden tial position with Vie*» President Good rich, of the Twin City Rapid Transit company. WOMAN ON WHEEL COLLIDES WITH AUTO Machines Meet at Eighth and Minne sota Streets —Owners Escape Injury F. B. Chapman, 438 Wabashn, in an automobile, and Mrs. A. Sandberg. 910 Edgerton street, on a bicycle, collided last evening at the corner of Eighth and Minnesota. Mrs. Sandberg was thrown to the pavement and severely bruised, but was able to go home without assistance.