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The St. Paul Globe THE GLOBE CO., PUBLISHERS . Official .■ r cfriuM^«v^^ctL ■ '" City of > Paper - «a^^^^^p^> S t. Paw. Entered at Postoflice at St. Paul. Minn.,; j as Second-Class Matter. TELEPHONE CALLS * : ' Northwestern—Business, ' 1065 .' Main- Editorial. '78 Main. - . Twin City—Business. 1065; Editorial. 78. ■':■;.'■ CITY SUBSCRIPTIONS ;• ■..-.;,v.;■">;: ;-'■■-: By Carrier. [ 1 mo. |6 mos. |12 mos. Daily only ......... .40- $2.25 $4.00 Dally and" Sunday .. .50 2.75 5.00 Sunday ............ <-.2O 1.10 2-00 COUNTRY SUBSCRIPTIONS . By Mall.' | 1 mo. J6 mos. 112 mosT Daily only ........ v^.25 ! $1:50 $3.00 Daily and "Sunday .. .35 2.00 4.00 Sunday ■....■■■...■ .20 ■ 1.10 2.00- EASTERN REPRESENTATIVE "W. J. MORTON. . ~^~ ~T r' ~~ '• : -150 Nassau St., New York City.. ; -' . S7 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 circu lation. 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 ex ■ elusive, because it is the only Democratic Newspaper of gen eral circulation in the Northwest. \ DVERTISERS in The Globe *■ reach this great and dally increasing constituency, and it cannot be reached in any other way. " . RESULTS COUNT— THE GLOBE GIVES THEM. FRIDAY, JULY 22, 1904. JOSEPH W. FOLK The nomination of Joseph W. Folk for governor of Missouri is the highest vindication of the Democratic party, and the completest rebuke to those vho maintain that American politics are wholly given over to occuK and abhorrent influences and to the sway of the corrupt. It shows what one true man may do in the public life of a state or a nation. It is the most hope ful and helpful sign of recent times. It lifts the Democracy of Missouri out of the foul morass into which it has been plunged. It places upon the Democ racy of the country the stamp of sin cerity, uprightness and honor. It is the living pledge of that mission which the Democratic party and it alone can perform for the republic. Folk and Parker, standing for an incorruptible manhood secure and finished in its in tegrity, are symbols at once of the meaning and intent of modern Democ racy and of the future hope of the re public. The reputation of Joseph W. Folk Is solely the creation of his honesty as-a public official and his desperate energy in chasing rascals to their doom. He has no other political capi tal. He came to the front in a state -where boodling had been reduced to a science and political honesty become a byword. He arose at a time when leg islatures formed regular pools for the sale of legal favors and fixed a sched ule of prices ranging from a few dol lars to $75,000. He set his face against this practice when it had been either committed or condoned by governors. United States senators, members of the legislature and public officials down to justices of the peace. Never, one might have said, was there a more veritable political Don Quixote. Never was the inlet to public life more hope lessly closed against a man than against this knight errant, regardless of the practical conditions that rose like gates of brass before him. Joseph W. Folk went straight for ward on his honest way. He struck from the shoulder the rascal wherever he saw him. He pursued the boodlers with all the power of the law. He $vas never discouraged, never grew irri tated and never lost his balance. He convicted one batch of thieves and they escaped. He sent others to the penitentiary and even tHe courts found means of releasing them. He was laughed at, as the purist in politics al ways is, by the strong and foul-hand ed combine. Yet he never lost cour age,' and his campaign has made him absolutely irresistible with the people. The machine is still nominally in con trol in Missouri. Conventions and caucuses are ready to do its wilL But the people demanded the nomination of Joseph W. Fofk as an honest man for governor, and not all the bosses and boodlers and corruption funds in Missouri could prevent it. This is of the highest interest and value to our people. It is an inspira tion to every man of honor who has the least inclination for public life. The search of Diogenes for an honest man was not as painful, earnest arid persistent as that of the American people. They look longingly every morning for the appearance of another straightforward, sincere and patriot ically disinterested man. They have honors and leadership and fidelity un told for such. N 0 man coul(1 defpat Joseph W. Folk for the Democratic nomination in Missouri. His indorse ment by the Republicans is being sp riously considered, because of the hopelessness of opposition. He is a second Samuel J. Tttden and will purge Missouri of her shame. Tempt ed by the gang that wished to get rid of him with support for the presiden tial nomination, he showed his quality by stamping the proposition under foot. He had his duty to do by bis state and desired no other. He knows and we know that, if his career as a governor is worthy of its early promises, no power can keep him from the presidency, any more than from the governorship. We glory in the Democracy of this man. We glory in the fact that it is the Democratic party which today, by its freedom from connection with corrupting inter ests, gives such a man to public life. It is this that places in Democracy the country's hope. Beyond that an-i broader than that, as citizens we re joice in the fact that a man who de votes himself simply, honestly and un selfishly to the service of his country finds all places open to hin^ and all honors moving voluntarily to his grasp. The nomination of Folk is a crown of honor to the Democracy and a star of redemption in the skies of the republic. Senator Hill may next year get even with the cartoonists by getting them all appointed to jobs on the isth mus. A STRAINED SITUATION If there had been no South African war, the outbreak of hostilities be tween Great Britain and Russia would be a question of days or hours. Noth ing but the caution imposed by that terrible struggle and the financial bur dens under which it left England stag gering could restrain the burning in dignation of her people today. A Brit ish boat carrying British stores des tined for British authorities in the East has been stopped and taken as a prize by a Rusp\a n vessel, on the ground that the cargo was designed for Japan and therefore contraband of war. The whole British empire is aroused over the situation, and even the most timid and conservative por tion of the press is white hot with wrath. Tardy explanations from St. Peters burg relieve this of the air of wanton insult, but they also con tain, threats of future repetition. Un doubtedly there has been plenty of material smuggled into the East by vessels of all nationalities. This prac tice goes on whenever and wherever war exists., because there is big money in it. The British government cannot be conceived of, however, as a party to any such transaction. No nation could allow one of its merchant vessels to be taken as the Malacca has been without demanding reparation and apology under threat of war. Unless the Russian policy of overhauling mer chantmen under friendly flags indis criminately is tempered by greater caution, public feeling in England is likely to burst all restraints and insist upon war in any event with the ancient and bitterly hated enemy of the empire. This may be the day of the young man, but you don't see any callow youths butting into the vice presiden tial class. A PLAGUE ON BOTH YOUR HOUSES The same criticism that lies against the unseemly and intrusive comments of William J. Bryan upon the Demo cratic platform and candidate apply with equal pertinence and strength to the comments of Grovej Cleveland as announced by one of the leading publi cations of the eountxy. It is time that the rivalry between the adherents of these two men should die and be for gotten in a surviving reverence for De mocracy and a devotion to its inter ests, regardless of individual connec tion. We are tired, and we believe that the voters of this country are ut terly sick and tired of this personal note in Democratic politics. Practi cally, we find nothing but loss in per petuating this discussion; and in a party sense it is as indecorous as It is offensive. The truth about the money ques tion was told in no uncertain terms before the St. Louis convention; not merely by representatives from New York, but by men formerly of such pronounced views on the other side as John Sharp Williams and Senator Till man. The former challenged the con vention to say that silver is an issue in this campaign, and every member of that great body, including Mr. Bry an himself, sat down. The -latter turned to Mr. Bryan in committee, when he was expressing his devotion to the Kansas City platform and said: "You loved your grandmother. But she died four years ago, and you should not insist upon having her kept in the front parlor to sit up with com pany." There is no more sense and no more propriety in further discussion of this subject today than in reviving an ancient discussion over the ordinances of secession. The same reproof that applies to one side applies to the other. The refer ences of Mr. Cleveland to differences that formerly divided the Democratic party are unhappy an( j- unseemly. Let us have an end of it all. These two men have played their parts in the lire of th<i nation and In the history of Democracy. Each has THE ST. PAUL GLOBE. FRIDAY. JULY 22. 1904 his ardent partisans. There is the widest divergence of opinion about their relative views, but the expression of it is totally out of place. It seems to us that no man is the best friend of Democracy who utters one syllable to renew or perpetuate hostility, or who by word or deed revives, directly or indirectly, the discussion of an issue that has been buried by common con sent and will never be resuscitated. Judge Parker's capacity for getting people together will have reached the limit when he induces Grover Cleve land ajid W. J. Bryan to use the san:e bait can. A ROTTEN LIFE PRESERVER Among the other monuments of an tique finance that engage the contem plation of the Pioneer Press is that hoary sinner, the sinking fund. It has figured out that, according co the terms of the law authorizing bond is sues, the sinking fund created will re deem $600,000 of bonds in ten veavs. Maybe it will. If the present ad ministration of city affairs continues, and if Comptroller Betz or a man as faithful as he remains in charge of that office, the sinking fund provision will be observed. And if, on the other hand, the appetite for extravagance gets the upper hand, then it will be either comfortably ignored or repotiled some fine day on the quiet at the in stance of city members of the legisla ture. Theoretically the sinking fund sys tem is perfect. Honestly carried out, it works to a charm. But the history of sinking funds in this country is a story of unlimited fraud or false pre tences. The national treasury's opera tions are supposed to be controlled by a sinking fund act. Would our con temporary care to publish the com plete history of the federal sinking fund? In the report of the city comptroller for 1892, on page 310, the curious reader may find- this, in bold type: "Statement No. 154, Sinking Fund." Under this head we learn as follows: 'TJntil this year no sinking fund had been provided. * * * Three hun dred and sixteen thousand five hun dred dollars is now so invested. * • • These certificates draw 6 peifr*eent. For the sinking fund there is also placed in the tax levy an amount which, together with other miscellane ous receipts, will meet maturing bonds." The same childlike faith twelve years ago that Aye observe in our con temporary today. Whoso creates a sinking fund to pay off an existing debt may have some little hope that his frail vessel will survive the stress of storms. ..Whoso incurs new obliga tions because there is a sinking fund provision attached casts himself into the wide ocean of debt with only a rotten life preserver to support him. Thomas W. Lawson is in a fair way to convict the Standard Oil crowd, but what guarantee has he of immunity from punishment? MAKING FT TOPHEAVIER The recommendation of the board of school inspectors with reference to the construction off new school build ings for St. Paul proceeds along the old familiar line. Of a total of $318,500 asked for new school buildings, $200, --000 is to be devoted to new high schools. For that portion of the edu cational system which touches the smallest number of pupils, and Is therefore of least practical value, there is to be given nearly twice as much as is assigned to the grade schools, in which the great number of pupils receive the only education that they get. Thus we are setting the ed ucational pyramid a little more firmly on its apex than before. Probablj- this solution of the ques tion could have been foreseen for some time. In the absence of interest by the public, we have to assume that they are satisfied with it. In principle it is utterly and absolutely wrong. Until the grade schools are equal to all the demands upon them; until every child seeking education in* the grades can be accommodated; until there is no need of further buildings or teachers or appliances for the many, the establishment of new high school centers, each of which will in time de mand a full corps of instructors and all the expenses and appliances of the Central high, cannot be defended. It is making the public school sys tem topheavy and still more out of proportion. It is expanding the orna mental at the expense of the useful. If that is what the people want, then that is what the people should have. The Globe merely records its opin ion that the adjustment is unwise and unjust to the multitudes of the future, for whom the public school has been instituted. Aug. 15 Is the date now set for the fall of Port Arthur. Of course it is un derstood th*at the event is timed to catch the afternoon papers. If Consul General John Goodnow is to be tried on charges he ought to get the fact that he was once a coal dealer expunged from the records. Gen. Count Keller was only meas urably successful in doing the king of France stunt. He didn't march them all down again. Common sense is the most effective strike breaker. Contemporary Comment Leae&r a s Well as Servant Even Ms. patty rivals will recognize that it must commend Judge Parker to those wtfo are capable of appreciat ing the shades of moral sensitiveness that were no.t, recognized by the dis ciples of expediency in the convention. It is all very we il to talk about Judge Parker's being the "servant" of the party, but-i there is no need for the standard bearer of a great cause to emphasize, his servility. He must be a leader as w^li as a servant. Judge Parker's dynamite-laden telegram indi cates that <he intends to be a leader and inspireras well as the servant of his party.—Providence Journal. Dispersed the Mists Those who praise President Roose velt for his courage are in no position to belittle courage shown by another, and a country which has long desired that the gold standard should cease to be a football of agitation is disposed to accept at its face value evidence that it is no longer menaced. Judge Parker dispersed the mists of indeflniteness which have surrounded him and re moved the imputation of colorlessness which was so injurious to his repute.--. New York Globe. Speaks When Speech Is Needed Judge Parker has thus early shown that a man who knows how to main tain silence, when silence is fitting, can speak with force and effect when speech is called for. He has put tiim self at once in the position of a leader, and to the conservative confidence that has been felt in him heretofore will now be added a measure of enthusi astic recognition that will make him a very formidable candidate.—Philadel phia Ledger. Parker's Master Stroke Judge Parker spoke late, but he spoke to the point. He proved at a stroke that he is nobody's puppet. He is owned by nobody and nothing but his conscience. Whatever be the outcome of his canvass, he has proved himself qualified tor be a leader of men. —New York Sun. Should Take His Medicine Brother Dow ie should not rage and imagine a 'vain thing because a new prophet has arisen in the region round about Zion. Competition is the life of trade, and Brother Dowie is upon rec ord as opposing trusts and monopolies. —Chicago Chionicle. One Case Where It Won Out Prof. S. '•V. Langleyannounces in a scientific paper that within a short period last year the heat of the sun fell off 10 per cent. He fails to mention that his flying machine beat that by 90 per cent. —Boston Globe. Not Overlooking Anything It is reported that former President Grover Cleveland will take the stump for the Democrats. In that event he will also take for the Democrats the states in which the stump is located. — Atlanta Journal. . Promised Land Is in Sight The Republicans are unnecessarily severe about the Democratic enthu siasm-over Judge Parker;' After eight years in the wilderness Democrats have a righ.t to be hysterical.—New York World. , ' Hollow Sycamore of the Wabash Indiana Republicans are begiiyning lo fear that state will slip over the dead line in - November. Evidently ..Fair banks is not so formidable as he looks. —Baltimore Sun. And Now the Speechless Campaign President- Roosevelt is not saymg a word. Judge Parker is not saying a word. Chairman Cortelyou is not say ing a word. It looks like a' gvun-shoe campaign.—New York World. Will Have to Swim the Hudson Now With President Roosevelt camping out all night and cooking his own breakfast. Oyster Bay may be said to have scored heavily against Esopus.— Chicago Journal. One Explanation Sufficed It is sincerely to be hoped Mr. Bryan will not go all over the thing on the lecture platform.—Baltimore Herald. PERSONAL MENTION Ryan—S.. jS. Taylor, Little Falls; Ed ward Twohy. Superior; A. C. Bruekle. Milwaukee; ; Alexander Thomas. Pitts burg; A. C'Forbes. Mount Holly, N. J.; Joseph A.da4is, 3utte; H. C. Block, Day ton, Ohio; Jpsepih Bailey. Farmington; M. Ganzburger, ; . Butte. Merchants— W. M. Becker, Brown's Valley; Alexander McDonald. Fond dv Lao, Wis.: 'E. J. Schuneman. Newton, Iowa; H. P. Davis. Sioux City; E. C. Knowlton. Glenwood; W. H. Carpenter. Rock Island^ E. X. Reed. Webster: Samuel A. Nelson. Lanesboro; Thomas H. Can field. Lake Park. Windsor—F. A. Lindbergh. Little Falls; A. C. Baker' and wife. Buffalo; G. H. Johns. Elroy. Wis.: F. E. Laugers. Pepin, Wis.; H. B." Pen-in, Mankato; W. F. Hil ker, Racine: C. L. West and wife, Aus tin; Frank Si Harris. Port Huron, Mich.; T. H. Boyd.-El Paso, Tex. TODAY'S WEATHER WASHINGTON, D. C, July 21.—Fore cast: Minnesota—Fair and warmer Friday; Saturday fair; fresh northwest to north winds, becoming variable. Upper Michigan—Showers Friday; Sat urday fair and warmer, Hght variable winds. lowa—Fair Friday and Saturday; warmer Saturday. North and South Dakota—Fair and warmer Friday; Saturday fair. Montana—Fair in east, cooler and show ers in west Friday; Saturday fair. Wisconsin—Fair Friday and Saturday; warmer Saturday, light variable winds. St. Paul — Yesterday's Observations, taken by the United States weather bu reau, St. Paul. W. E. Oliver, observer, for the twenty-four hows ended at 7 o'clock last night—Barometer corrected for tem perature and elevation. Highest tempera ture. 79; lowest temperature, 59; average temperature. 76; daily range, 20: barom eter. 30.00; humidity, .72; precipitation, .05; 7 p. m. temperature. 70; 7 p. m. wind, northwest; weather, partly cloudy. Yesterday's Temperatures — ♦SpmHish! *BpmHigh Alpena 64 66Huron 7^ 84 Battleford 74 74 Indianapolis ..80 86 Bismarck ....72 74 Jacksonville ..84 92 Buffalo -70 7-! Los Angeles ..72 86 Boston .-..'74 84 Marquette GO 64 Chicago \'."7o 74 Memphis 82 84 Cincinnati ..*. ,74 88 Medicine Hat. .90 92 Cleveland ....74 7G|Milwaukee 66 74 Denver : .70 74Minnedosa —64 68 Dcs Moines V.-76 78' Montreal 62 68 Detroit .70 SOiNew Orleans..B2 90 Duluth .'.'.64 72; New York . ..78 86 El Paso .....88 92iOmaha 74 76 Edmouton 80 So' San Francisco.s6 60 Escanaba ....62 6S St. Louis 78 84 Galveston 82 S6;Salt Lake 94 96 Grand Rapids.72 78' San Antonio...B2 92 Green Bay ...66 7S:S. Ste. Marie..sß 70 Havre 90 92 Washington ..72 88 Helena 78 SS.Winnipeg 62 70 ♦Washington, time (7 p. m. St. P;«ul). River Bulletin- Danger. Gauge Change in Line. Reading. 24 Hours. St. Paul ......'..14 3.8 —0.1 La Crosse ..;....10 "*-6 —0.1 Davenport ..'..,.. 1 5 5.2 —0.2 st. Louis ...:::..so 20.4 —0.5 —Fall. The Mississippi will fall during the next twenty-four hours in the vicinity of St. Paul. At St. Paul Theaters Commencing tonight at 4he Grand and at tomorrow's matinee and even ing performance Miss Percy Haswell and the Fawcett company will present "Camille." Miss Haswell's excellent interpretation of Camille during her visit here two years ago is pleasantly remembered. George Fawcett will make his reappearance as Mons. Duval, Armand's father. Regan Hughston will be seen as Armand Duval, and Mr. Jennings will appear as the Count de Varville. Next Sunday evening and all next week "'East Lynne" will be presented at the Grand, with Miss Haswell in the dual role of Lady Isabelle and Madame "Vine. What the Editors Say Quite a number of papers in the state are agitating the extension of the pri mary election system to include state officers. The Post and Record does not believe in it. There is quite enough evil as the law now is. To add to it the nomination of state officers would be to ruin political parties, and install a state officeholding aristocracy. It will give the incumbent an immense advan tage over others who are entitled to the honors and emoluments, as it does now with county offices, and that they are not entitled. The present law should be repealed so that all may have an equal chance.—ißochester Post and Record. There is no disputing the fact that in the East Roosevelt is weak. While he has no doubt made terms with the tariff barons and corporations, the masses do not believe he possesses that calm judgment that is required in-*he government of this mighty nation. Moreover, people know that the admin istration of nearly every department at Washington is honeycombed with corruption which will never be exposed until there is a change of administra tion.—Fairmont Sentinel. Van Sant goes 'up in the air once a day when asked by some sore Repub lican to head a sorehead ticket for gov ernor. "I am not saying a word" is all they get out of him. The great mer gerite anti is easily persuaded as was Collins when Jim Martin pulled his ear down and whispered how easy it would be to "try again." Later, Van pulled his ear down and promised the state machine to land Loren W. but could not make the riffle. —Granite Falls Tribune. The cat's out of the bag. The reason ■why so many country editors of Re publican persuasion supported Dunn for governor is that they have it fig ured out how all. the offices will go to the country instead of partly to the cities, in case Dunn is elected. Per haps Dunn won't have any chance to appoint, but if he does it's a 10 to 1 shot that Warner, Reese, Schiffmann & Co. will have a little to say about it. — Winona Independent. The result of the state convention as far as the candidates for justices of the supreme court go, presents a strong argument in favor of a non-partisan bench with a separate nominating con vention. Fortunately this judicial dis trict has long followed the rule of se lecting judges without regard to their political belief. There is no good rea son for changing this system.—Moor head Independent. There are reasons why Capt. Har ries would be one of the strongest can didates for governor that could be named. He is excellently qualified, is very justly popular wherever known, was last year department commander of the G. A. R. and would poll a big vote of the veterans who are angered at Capt. Collins* defeat.—St. Cloud Times. The echoes of Judge Collins' defeat are still resounding 1 through the cor ridors of the state capitol and the rumblings will grow more intense as file year 1904 nears its close. The clerks in the offices of Treasurer Block and Secretary of State Hanson are not feeling so blue. There is hope for them, but not for some of the other fellows.— Lake City Republican. A great element in the Democracy of Minnesota is urging the nomination of John A. Johnson, the St. Peter ed itor-statesman for governor. He is a man of excellent character and ability and could come as near keeping the party from demoralization as any avail able candidate. —Appleton Press. Among the Merrymakers Oh, Day of Joy At last there came a time when the common, ordinary citizen saw something which filled him with happiness. One dealer after another had charged him extortionate prices for the necessaries of life until it was a positive pain to him to see any one "buying or selling anything. But one day he saw two men dickering with each other. The one was expostu lating vigorously, but the other was ada mant. The one was his coal man; the other was his ice man. Truly, the mills of the gods grind slow ly, but they get there just the same. Italicized Him After she has told him, with an air of innocent surprise at his declaration of love, that she has all along merely been amusing herself, he becomes resentful. "Amusement?" he sneers. "You con sider it amusing, then, to make a fool of me?" '"I did not make a fool of you," she lan guidly replies. ''I merely emphasized you.'^-Life. Twice Saved "Say, old man, how the deuce was it that you drank as much as you did just before the ball, and yet none of the ladies there seemed to notice it?" "The luckiest accident in all the world! I had a narrow escape from being run over by a street car before I got there, and it fairly took my breath away!"— New Orleans Times-Democrat. An Inauspicious Moment Tommy had just said his prayers and climbed into- bed when his brother Ned gave him a -sharp pinch. "Ow!" Wailed Tommy, "I'd hit you a good sound whack for that if I hadn't just gone and attracted God's attention." —Lippincott's. His Secret Raphael was explaining- his fame. "It was easy,' he confessed. "I simply told every woman on the block that I had painted my Cherubs from hers." Bitterly he regretted he had wasted his talents on art, instead of shining in poli tics. —Harper's Bazar. Used to Be With Lillian Russell Whyte—How many wives did you say he has had? Browne —Seven. Whyte—Why, marrying with him is getting to be a habit, isn't it?"—Somer ville Journal. Inning of Outing "Vacation time's beginning,'.' The weary clerks are shouting, '"And now we have our inning To get a little outing." —Philadelphia Press. Similarity Some men talk Like brass bands play, For any party That will pay. —Washington Star. NEWS OF THE CITY REPUBLICANS NAME STATE COMMITTEE Conde Hamlin Is Made Chair man and W. E. Verity Chosen Secretary REPUBLICAN STATE CENTRAL COMMITTEE Congressional Districts—First, Samuel Lord, Kasson; second. John E. Diamond, Mankato; third, W. R. Putnam, Red Wing; fourth, Conde Hamlin, chairman, St. Paul; fifth, J. A. Peterson, Minneapolis; sixth, W. E. Verity, Wadena; seventh, J. N. Tomp kins, Redwood Falls; eighth, E. B. Hawkins, Biwabic; ninth, A. D. Stephens, Crookston. Judicial Districts—First, G. L. Sullivan, Stillwater; second, Kay Todd, St. Paul; third, F. E. Gart side, Winona; fourth, M. H. Bou telle, Minneapolis; fifth, Soren Peterson, Blooming Prairie; sixth, Thomas Torson, St. James; seventh, E. E. Corliss, Fergus Falls; eighth, T. M. Paine, Glen coe; ninth, D. T. McArthur, Tracy; tenth, M. Halverson, Al bert Lea; eleventh, Milie Bun nell, Duiuth; twelfth, Alton Cros by, Willmar; thirteenth, H. E. Grass, Slayton; fourteenth, C. E. Ward, Ada; fifteenth, Charles H. Warner, Aitkin; sixteenth, An drew Peterson, Wheaton; seven teenth, E. T. Smith, Jackson; eighteenth, G. H. Wyman, Anoka. At Large—E. E. Smith, Minne apolis; N. D. March, Litchfield; Marcus Johnson, Red Lake Falls; Eli Warner, St. Paul; W. H. Grimshaw, Minneapolis; J. P. Funk, Le Sueur. While it required more than two hours for Senator Moses E. Clapp and the candidates on the Republican state ticket to agree on the members of the Republican state central committee yesterday, at the Merchants hotel, they later agreed that the meeting was har monious and that there was but one little hitch in the proceedings. The prediction that Conde Hamlin, of St. Paul, would be designated as chairman of the new committee was justified by the developments. Hamlin was named to head the committee, and while no selection of a secretary was made, it is understood that upon the meeting of the committee to organize, W. E. Verity, of Wadena, will be se lected as secretary. The selection of a treasurer will also be made at the first meeting of the new committee, and it is probable that at that meeting an executive committee of^three will also be named from the general committee. To secure the full measure of har mony desired, under the instructions contained in" a resolution authorizing the appointment as a central commit tee of one from each congressional dis trict and one from each judicial dis trict, passed by the state convention just before its adjournment, the can didates with Senator Clapp agreed to the enlargement of the committee by the addition of six committeemen at large, making a total of thirty-three in stead of twenty-seven. The new com mittee will be called together by Chair man Hamlin, after consultation with the candidates for the purpose of com pleting the organization, but no definite time has been^selected for this meet ing. . Slate Was Fixed the Night Before The meeting-, called by Senator Clapp at the Merchants hotel yesterday morning at 10:20 o'clock was really a ratification meeting, for at a confer ence held at the Magee hotel Wednes day night at which all the candidates on the Republican state ticket were present except Ray W. Jones, of Min neapolis, candidate for lieutenant gov ernor, and Ira B. Mills, candidate for railroad and warehouse commissioner, the slate as put through Thursday morning, was agreed to except the naming of William H. Grimshaw, of Minneapolis, as a committeeman at large. Senator Clapp was behind Grim shaw's appointment, and as the senator was not present, he was not agreed upon. The deal to enlarge the com mittee beyond the scope of its original dimensions was put through at the Wednesday night meeting and was unanimourly agreed to in order to care for men favored by candidates who had failed to land their friends in places in the original committee of twenty-seven. One of the original plans changed by the Wednesday night meeting was the substitution of W. E. Verity, of Wadena, as the Sixth district repre sentative for R. B. Brower, of St. Cloud, who had been popularly sup posed to have the call for the place. Brower was asked for by Peter E. Hanson, secretary of state, but M. M. Williams, of.Little Falls, and N. H. In gersoll, of Brainerd, were urged by their home counties and in the interest of harmony the selection of Verity by R. C. Dunn, the candidate for governor, was ratified, with the naming of E. E. Corliss, of Fergus Falls, as the judicial district committeeman. Opposition to Grimshaw The conference at the Merchants hotel continued for full two hours be fore the appointments were announced by Senator Clapp. During the confer ence candidates were constantly leav ing the conference room on the parlor floor and returning within a few min utes. Rumors about the hotel lobbies were that the conference had split on the Hennepin committee assignments. It was said that Clapp's recommenda tion of United States Marshal Grim shaw had not been concurred in by Dunn and others of his friends. The marshal was a Collins supporter in the primaries and was one of the Hennepin delegation unseated by the state con vention. He is an .appointee of Clapp, £tnd the junior senator was insistent on his appointment to a place on the com mittee. — Later the stories of a strike on Grim .shaw were said to be without founda tion, and it was explained that the de lay in reaching a final conclusion of the conference was due to a complica tion from the Third district. Judge Mott, of Rice county, had rec ommended to Dunn the name of E. Rushiak, of Rice county, as a member from the Fifth judicial district. No- body seemed to know Rushiak or any of his antecedents: whether he had been for Dunn or Collins in the recent campaign, or anything- pertaining to him other than that he had the indorse ment of Judge Mott. who was a warm supporter of Dunn in Rice county. After considerable inquiry eliciting lit tle of value it was decided to drop the man with the Bohemian name and sub stitute one about whom there was no question. Soren Peterson, of Blooming Prairie, Steele county, was put on the list from the Fifth district, and then the committee was announced as filled. Diligent inquiry of the State His torical society and in the books of the immigration bureau show Rushiak to nave been a former register of deeds of Le Sueur county, but at present a farmer resident of Rice. ' Many Aspirants in Hennepin The situation in Hennepin county which was settled in all respects ex cept as to Grimshaw at the Wednesday night meeting, was that J. A. Peterson was- desired by Dunn to have a place on the committee; Ray Jones presented ■ ■ ■§BK^<:>V'.> jp. ■''" t ' "^tjcJ CONDE HAMLIN Chairman of the New Republican State Central Committee the name of former Senator E. E. Smith; Judge Elliott wanted M. H. Boutelle named as his representative, and Senator Clapp was committed to Grimshaw. With four candidates and but two places assigned to Hennepin the necessity for enlarging the com mittee was obvious and it was finally agreed that all should be cared for ex cept Grimshaw, and the Thursday morning meeting remedied this minor defect in the arrangements. Conde Hamlin, the new chairman of the new committee, was notified of his selection by newspaper men and ex pressed his appreciation of the honor of his appointment. "I shall call no meeting of the com mittee until I have had an opportunity to consult with the candidates on the ticket," he said. "There is no need for haste, as I am certain that the plan is to have a short campaign in Minnesota this fall. I shall endeavor to treat all interests with fairness and will be the chairman of the committee for the Re publican party and for no man or fac tion in the party." It is Mr. Hamlin's first assignment to work of this character. May Not Have Executive Committee A candidate on the ticket said after the close of the conference that there had been no discussion as to the iden tity of a treasurer to be elected for the committee nor of the executive com mittee. It was possible that there might be no executive committee se lected this year, and that the general committee would conduct the cam paign. The executive committee idea was a comparatively recent departure in Minnesota politics. The new committee makes a clean sweep of the old committee. Of the to tal membership of the Van Sant com mittee but four are found enrolled in the membership of the new. These are A. D. Stephens, of Crookston; C. E. Ward, of Ada: Milie Bunnell, of Duluth, and E. B. Hawkins, of Biwabic. Of the new committee three of the four Hennepin county men were among the Collins delegates unseated by the state convention. The new committee is primarily a Dunn committee, though of course numbers of the committeemen are al most equally friendly to other candi dates on the ticket. Of the thirty-three members, twenty-eight are pronounced Dunn men, the remaining five who sup ported Collins in the pre-convention campaign being Lord, Boutelle, Halver son, E. E. Smith and Grimshaw. The others are rock-ribbed for Dunn. Lord is said to be the selection of Congressman Tawney in the First dis trict and Halverson owes his place on the committee to the same influence. Boutelle is Judge Elliott's friend. Smith is the representative of Jones and Grimshaw o* Senator Clapp. Diamond, of Mankato, and Torson, of St. James, are credited to W. E. Young, candidate for railroad and warehouse commissioner; Todd, of St. Paul, to Judge Jaggard: Tompkins, of Redwood, and Crosby, of Willmar, to E. T. Young, candidate for attorney general; March, of Litchfield, to Peter E. Hanson; Funk, of Le Sueur, to Julius Block, and Bunnell and Hawkins to Supreme Court Justice Lewis. The others are largely credited to the influence of the candidate for governor. REPLEVINS CHICKENS WHILE THEY SLEEP After a Lively Chase, Constable Cor rals Them When They Go to Roost A wagon, an incubator and eighty six chickens were part of the property which John Bahneman replevined a few days ago from a farm owned by Casper Oberlein, near Kohlman's lake, this county. Bahneman alleged, in a suit brought before Justice of the Peace James L. Johnson, of St. Paul, that Oberlein was wrongfully detain ing the property in order to collect an unjust claim for rent. W. B. Boyd, a constable, who made the replevin, could manage the wagon, although it lacked one wheel. But ho temporarily abandoned an attempt to catch the eighty-six chickens after he had chased them half around the lake. He waited until night and took them readily when they had gone to roost. Justice Johnson continued the case yesterday for one week. Fire Damages Boarding House Fire, which started in a bed room on the third floor of George Lenais), board ing house, 233 Cayuga street, caused damage amounting to $200 at 7:30 o'clock yesterday morning. It is thought that the blaze was caused by a spark from a match. Save Their Neighbor's House The residence of Frederick Bauman, 868 York street, caught fire yesterday at noon when no one was at home. Neighbors discovered smoke issuing from the second story windows and called the fire department. The blaze started in a mysterious manner in a bed room. The loss amounted to $50.