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St. Pant and Vicinity— Fair, warmer. Minnesota—Fair, warmer Thursday; Friday fair, cooler in western portion. VOL. XXVII.-—XO. 259 TAMMANY OPENS BRISK CAMPAIGN BOURKE COCKRAN PUTS POSER TO PRESIDENT Asks Him Why the Trusts Are Now Supporting Him Financially—"Re publican is an Appetite; Democracy Is a Faith," Declares the Orator NEW YORK, Sept. 14.—A rally by Tammany Hall was held in the "Wig wam" in Fourteenth street tonight. It marked the opening of the campaign bj- that organization and was held to ratify the nomination of Alton B. Par ker and Henry G. Davis, the Demo cratic national nominees. Resolutions were adopted pledging support to the Democratic nominees for president and vice president. The speakers were Congressman W. Bourke Cockran, Congressman William Sulzer, Civil Justice George F. Roesch, Thomas ]'. 'irady, M. W. Platzek and Wauhope L.ynn. AVhen Mr. Cockran was presented it ■was several minutes before he could begin speaking, the applause being so demonstrative. Mr. Cockran said in part: "The returns from Maine indicate that we can elect the Democratic tick et. Prior to the letter of acceptance issued by the president there were a good many things in the platform of the parties that were practically ident ical and it was a question of which of the two candidates should enjoy the honors and emoluments of the -office. We know now that the men are as un like as two can be when one believes in the law of the land and the other in the rule of 'the big stick, the ready rough rider, who was raised to promi- KINS WILL NO DOUBT BE IT TODAY Republican Battle for New York Gubernatorial Nomi nation Is Practically Over SARATOGA, N. V., Sept. 14.—The following ticket, chosen by the Higgins supporters, will probably be nominat ed by the state Republican convention tomorrow: Governor, Frank W. Higgins, Cat taraugus; lieutenant governor, M. Linn Bruce, New York; secretary of state, John E. O'Brien, Clinton; attorney gen eral, Julius M. Mayer, New York; treasurer, J. B. Wallenmar, Erie; state engineer and surveyor, Harry Van Al syne, Columbia; chief judge of the court of appeals, Edgar M. Cullen; as- Eoclate judge of the court of appeals, [William E. Werner, Monroe. Although there is no assurance that this ticket can be nominated without a roll call on the nomination for gov ernor, the air was still full of rumors as late as midnight that a settlement may be reached and the unanimous nomination of Lieut. Gov. Higgins ac complished on the first ballot. Timothy Woodruff, Higgins' only active oppo nent, after a protracted conference with friends at midnight, said: "My name will go before the conven tion tomorrow." The convention today did nothing but pri iiininary work. Neither side tonight is willing to yield the slightest point to the advan tage of the other. The friends of Mr. Woodruff insist that there is no ground for hoping that any means likely to be adopted can avert the open conflict U)>on the floor of the convention at to morrow's session. "It is still the hope of the vast ma jority of the delegates that the Wood ruff faction, convinced of the futility of his candidacy before the actual vote is reached, will step aside in the interest of party harmony. The Kings county people declare that, while the real sympathy of the convention is with Mr. Woodruff, the exercise of extreme political pressure Will produce a record to the opposite effect. The Higgins; men, on the other hand, declare themselves perfectly Avilling to have a detailed roll call, as it cannot change the result, and will, they say, actually show Mr. Woodruff's forces even weaker than is now gen erally supposed. The conference which - resulted in the completion of the Higgins ticket ■was attended by about fwenty-five men, but none of the Woodruff or Platt ad herents was present. The selection of M. Linn Bruce was something of a surprise after the naming of Julius M. Mayer for attorney general, as it gives New York county two places on the slate. After the conference there was much discussion as to the proba bility of Woodruff's name being pre sented to the convention. Efforts are being made to settle the governorship controversy outside the convention. Veteran Conductor Dead HARTFORD, Wis., Sept. 14.—James M. Wilson, one of the oldest conduc tors connected with the St. Paul road, died today aged seventy years. He was well known in railway circles *&roughout the Northwest. THE ONLY DEMOCRATIC DAILY NEWSPAPER OF GEMERAL CIRCULATION IN THE KORTHWEST THE ST. PAUL GLOBE : ' .-■ - - ' . ■ . ■ ' nence by his reckless disregard of re straint. The calm and cautious Roose velt, whom we had difficulty in recog nizing, is seen prostrate with the rough rider sitting astride of him. "In his letter -of acceptance he shows he does not understand what respect of the constitution really means. Let us ask Mr. Roosevelt how r it is that the trusts who plunder the people were formerly opposed to him, but are now supporting his candidacy financially and in every other way. Mr. Roosevelt, by giving a frank an swer to this question, can win an even greater reputation for his frank hon esty than by any other statement he has previously:-made.. "Republicanism is an appetite; De mocracy is a faith.-Republicanism is a standard fox profit; Democracy lor principle. Democracy had its origin on the shores of Galilee when Christ said that all men were equal before God, and it is the teaching of the Christ which Democracy would preserve. De mocracy united is invincible." Judge Parker Arrives Special to The Globe * " NEW YORK, Sept. 14.—Judge Par ker arrived in this city at midnight. He will hold polititftl conferences at the Astor, but will have personal rooms aOhe Hoffman house. He will not interfere in any way with the work of Chairman Taggart. FEARS J-OR^ STATE Republican Senator Appre hensive for Montana's Vote Montana is one of the Western states which both the great political parties will make extraordinary efforts to carry. Former United States Senator Thomas H. Carter, of Helena, Mont., was in the city yesterday on his way home from St. Louis and -said that with the Democratic state convention making its nominations today th<* issues might be considered as joined. The Republican state convention was held Sept. 8, and the big battle for control of the state will be inaugurated by the Republicans with a series of speeches by Senator Charles W. Fair banks. Senator Fairbanks will go di rectly to Montana after making his speech in St. Paul Sept. 24. "We are going to wake the echoes in the mountains," Senator Carter said yesterday. "Senator Fairbanks will reach the stat* the morning of the 26th and will remain until the 29th. His route will be mapped out by the state committee, and in addition to Fair banks we are promised Senator Dol liver and Congressman "Bob" Cousint., of lowa, during the campaign." Senator Carter expressed his hope that Montana would go Republican, but admitted that the Democrats would make a campaign that might change his present estimates. Senator Carter is chairman of tho national commission to the St. Louis world's fair and says that the attend ance is now running, from *12o,(J00 to 150,000 daily. "It is due to printer's ink," he said. "We had the attrjpetlons all the time, but the people did not know it. The fair commission is now 'meeting all its government payments promptly and everything is running smopthly." THE NEWS INDEXED PAGE I Tammany Opens Campaign Battle Coming North of Mukden 4 New York Republican Convention Hotel Clerk S. V. Harris Dead *~ PAGE II . State Board Raises Valuations Many Personal Injury Suits Filed Additional School Teachers Appointed Junior Pioneers Nominate Officers PAGE 111 Politics State Democrats Perfecting. ORganiza tion ' : * " Democratic Executive Committee Meets Today Minneapolis Matters PAGE IV Editorial Comment News of the Northwest PAGE V In the Sporting World PAGE VI National Bankers' Convention PAGE VII Of Interest to Women PAGE VIII Popular Wants PAGE IX Financial and Commercial PAGE X Court Denies Coroner Miller's Applica tion THURSDAY MORM^ 1904—TEN PAGES DEMOCRATIC GAIINS IN MAINE FORECAST A NATIONAL VICTORY -. . ■ -• Twenty-eight Per Cent Increase in the Democratic Vote in Republican Stronghold, if Carried Into Doubtful States, Wilt|&ring About Election of Parker and - Davis—Net Democratic Gain Is 6,254 The Globe would not attach con clusive importance to the results of the September elections, and has already said so; but its friends of the opposite faith do not share that opinion. They have placard ed the figures of the Vermont election from one end of the country to the other. These have formed the staple of editorial comment in almost every Re publican paper. They.have been dilated upon through innumerable columns by special correspondents. They have brought expressions of joy from the White house. If the result in Vermont means so much, the result in Maine certainly means something. Let us ex amine what it does mean. The returns from the state place the Republican plurality at about 27,000. Republicans everywhere confidently expected 30,000, and Democrats would have been well satisfied with any fig ure less than that amount. The Re publican majority for governor in 1900 was 34,132, and in 1904 it was 38,978. On a full vote under normal condition's anything less than 30,000 in Maine for the Republican ticket ought to be very satisfactory to Democrats. But there is something much more important and instructive than this, which is the ratio of relative increase in the vote.. If the Democrats win this year, as we believe they will, they will win not by carrying sure Republican states like Maine or Vermont or Penn sylvania, but by carrying enough close states to give them a majority in the electoral college; and they will carry these states simply by adding to the regular steady party vote, to the vote as recorded in preceding elections, so many more new voters than the Re publicans as to overcome hostile ma jorities. This gain will be made partly by the return to the party fold of all those who have for years been alienated from it, and partly by attracting the young men who have newly attained their majority and will this year vote for a presidential candidate for the first time. We can tell .with certainty how far these changes extend and measure their direction by a compari son of the records. BALLOON KILLS MAN Two Soldiers Dashed to Death, Others Fatally Hurt VIENNA, Sept. 14.—During military balloon ascensions at St. Huelsenburg today'a sudden'vgust of wind lifted a balloon with soldiers hanging to the. ropes. Eight of the soldiers were hurled against a rock and two of them were killed outright and six were fatally in jured. The balloon disappeared. tt^^M&MM^^^^^^ii^MM^^^BM. : DEMOCRATIikiAriN 6,254 ' PORTLAND^*., Sept. 14.— \ A- Republican plurality of 27,130 ' is_ shown by e<WT>plete returns ► from the state election of'Mon [ day, the unofficial tabulation of , which from the 522 cities, towns ' and plantations was completed [ today. The total vote for governor, as • tabulated, was: Cobb, Republic ' an, 78,460; Davis, Democrat, ► 51,330. ► While these figures show a Re * publican gain of 4,990 votes over ► 1900. they also indicate a Demo ► cratic »gain of 11,244, or a net ' Democratic gain of 6,254. . Congressional returns, though ' still not complete, indicate a gain \ for both parties practically the ► same as that in the vote for gov ernor. All four Republican con ' gressmen are returned by plu . ralities ranging from 5.000 to | 7,000. The comparison made is a perfectly fair one. It compares' the, vote for governor in the September election, 1904, with the vote for governor in the September election 1900, another presi dential year. This comparison is exact in similarity of conditions. The vote for both parties has increased -frith the increase in population. This is one en couraging sigh as showing that popu-' lar interest is alert. But the mo mentous fact is that in round numbers the total addition to. the Democratic vote in the state of Maine as com pared with four years ago is a little over 28 per cent, while the total addi tion to the Republican, vote is only a little over ,6% per cent. This gives us a simple rule whose application to oth er states will show some interesting facts. We have taken the vote for gov ernor in other states in 1900 and ap plied to it the percentages ascertained in Maine.^This seems*-to us a per fectly fair method of-calculating prob abilities. We do not;>know why there should not be the same home coming of Democrats in other, states, and we do not know why the new voters in pother states should not be moved by the same impulses that actuated them in Maine. Taking the vote for gov- GETS READY TO RENOMINATE TOOLE HELENA, Mont., Sept i4.—The Democratic state convention did not get beyond the temporary organization stage today. Edwin Norris was tem porary chairman. There are two dele gations from Silver Bow cpuilty claim ing seats. One is known as the regu lar, which has been given seats in the temporary organization, and the other is known as the Heinze delegation. The matter was referred to the credentials committee, which is tonight hearing ar guments. It is expected to make a re port in the morning and that the fight will be carried to the floor of the con vention. OUT OF EASY REACH The Proper Placeipr Poisons i ernor in 1900 in the five states of New York, Indiana, Connecticut, New Jer sey and Illinois, with the exception of New Jersey, which held its guberna torial election in 1901 instead, and adding 5 per cent to the Republican vote and 24 per cent to the Democratic vote in each case, we obtain the fol lowing results as a forecast for the election of November, 1904: Dem. Rep. Dem. Ma]. 'New York .887,978 857,174 30,804 New Jersey 213,351 195,761 t7,590 Connecticut ....104,217 102,050 2,167 Indiana 392,151 353,080 39,071 Illinois 664,276 617,910 46,366 Now this is not one of those absurd calculations so dear to the Republican heart which, when generally applied, show that Mr. Roosevelt will carry every state in the Union and receive every electoral vote. Being deduced from facts, it produces probable and not improbable results. In other words, we find that by applying the same rule throughout the country it does not give Judge Parker any state which he has not a reasonable chance of carry ing. It would not give him some which we feel perfectly confident that he will carry. It does not give him Rhode Isl and. It leaves Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Michigan and Wisconsin fixed in the Republican column. But it does show an open way for the Demo-. cratic party to success in the states indicated; and if they should carry those, their majority in the electoral college would be greater than any Democrat has dared to predict. While The Globe does not prophe sy that thase results will be exactly fulfilled, while it makes allowance for differing local conditions in different states and while it does not regard the September election as a national po litical barometer, it does say that on the basis of the Maine election the ■probabilities are largely favorable to the Democratic party, and the indica tions that Judge Parker will be elected are fortified by this eVent more strong ly than they could be by the maturest and sanest political judgment. We i trust that the Republican editors, cor respondents and speakers generally will make this analysis of the returns from Maine as conspicuous a feature as they have the returns from Vermont. HE WILL ACQUIESCE Cook Will Withdraw If Court Decides Against Him MILWAUKEE, Wls., Sept. 14.— Samuel A- Cook, who heads the Re publican state ticket nominated by the anti-third term faction, has given to the press a signed statement announc ing his determination to abide by the decision of the supreme court. He will withdraw. PBICE TWO CENTS ??v T E r^T3 KUROPATKIN WILL FIGHT AGAIN BATTLE TO BE AT A POINT NORTH OF MUKDEN Russians Erect Powerful- Fortifica tions at Tie Pass— Kuropatkin's Re port on the Recent Fighting is Filed —He Is iri: Supreme Command, Alexieff Being Merely Viceroy Special Cable to The Glolie CHIFU, Sept. 14.—Gen. Kuropatkin plans to make one more stand before attempting tcj escape to Harbin, and it is expected another great battle will be fought north of Muk den as soon as the condition of the roads permits Gens. Ku roki, Nodzu and Oku to jeoinplete their eveloping movement against the Russian rear guard. The Russians are fortifying Tie pass, forty miles north of Mukden, as if to withsand a long siege. The fortifications about the pass extend along both banks of the Liao river and appear to be stronger than the defenses around Liau-yang. PORT ARTHUR SITUATION CRITICAL PARIS, Sept. 15.—The Journal's St. Petersburg eorre spodent says: "A high personage informs me that the czar has received a report from Lieut. Gen. Stoessel tnat the sit uation at Port Arthur is most critical. For a week there has been no meat and only a small quantity of flour, while the ammunition there is not sufficient for a long resistance. Everything is prepared for the blowing up of the fortifica tions in i\ie event of a successful Japanese assault." KUROPATKIN THOUGHT BETTER OF ST. PETERSBURG, Sept, 14. —Gen. Kuropatkin's official report, which wag given out tonight, comes as a considerable relief as setting at rest alarmist stories of the loss of guns, the cutting off of divisions and the death or capture of prominent commanders which have been, freely circulated. The report enters at considerable detail into me various phases of the bat tle of Liau-yang and entirely bears out the declaration made at the time that Gen. Orloff's failure to hold the vital position at tiie Yentai mines was responsible for the breaking down of the whole of Gen. Kuropatkin's plan of battle and turned a potential victory into defeat. The manner in which the de feat was carried out in the face of the terrible condition of the country and the determined pressure of the Japanese armies does much to restore Gen. Kuropatkin's prestige in military circles TO "WINTER AT HARBIN The war office is extremely reticent regarding the present situation and future plans at the front. It is said that the army is concentrated around Mukden, leaving the inference that it is ready to make another stand. There has been no rain the last two days and it is probable the country will dry up and leave two months of good weather for the fall campaign. Preparations are steadily being pushed looking to the wintering of the Russian army at Harbin. ALEXIEFF IS HALF WAY OUT PARIS, Sept. IS.—The correspondent at St. Petersburg of the Echo de Paris says: "I learn authoritatively that Viceroy Alexieff asked to be relieved of the functions of commander-in-chief by land and sea of the Russian, forces in the far East, but not of those of viceroy, his object being to avoid giving a semblance of con sistency to the reports of antagonism between himself and Gen. Kuropatkin. He asked that he be allowed to continue to be responsible for political and diplomatic administration in the far East and to remain at Harbin. The czar granted this request, and therefore Gen. Kuropatkin henceforth will be solely responsible for military operations there." KUROPATKIN SENDS IN HIS CONTRIBUTION ST. PETERSBURG, Sept. 14.—Thfi detailed report of tne battle of Liau yang has been received from Gen. Ku ropatkin. It covers the operations from Aug. 28 to Sept. 5. According to the advance summary, it is very satis factory, showing that the retreat was effected with such precision that not a field or fortress gun was left behind. The total Russian losses are below 17, --000, of which 4,500 were killed. In the opinion of officers who have read the report it is favorable to Gen. Kuropatkin, practically disarming the previous disposition to criticise him. The report explains the successive withdrawal of his three lines south of _Uau-yang, how the main army cross ed the Taitse river, Gen. Kuropatkin's assumption of the offensive Sept. 3, Gen. Orloff's reverse and the conse quent order for the retreat of the whole army to Mukden Sept." 3. Un der date of Sept. 11 Gen. Kuropatkin reports: "On Aug. 26 the Manchurian army occupied three groups of positions, the first at Pettsu and Anpingr, on the left flank; the secoitd at Llandiansian, In the center, and the third at Anshan shan, on the right flank. The same day the Japanese assumed the of fensive along the whole front. At Liandiansian all their attacks were repulsed and on the left we retained our principal postion at Anping. After a desperate battle the Japanese, how ever, Becured the position at Pettsu, thus threatening the line of retreat of the corps along the Tan river. Simul taneously a turning movement by con siderable forces of Japanese was ob served on the left flank of our posi tion at Anshanshan. 'Taking advantage of our positions at Liandiansian and Anping, in order to gain time and inflict severe losses on the enemy.l withdrew all the army corps from advanced positions to Liau-yang. In consequence of the mountainous nature of the country on our front and the bad condition of the roads towards the south, the two days' march toward Liau-yang was of the Continued on Sixth Page READ THE GLOBE THE ONLY LIVE NEWSPAPER IN ST. PAUL S. V. HARRIS DIES AT STJAMES, HINN Former Head Clerk of Ryan Hotel Passes Away After Brief Illness _______ i • S. V. Harris, who for fifteen years was head clerk at the Ryan hotel, in St. Paul, died yesterday at St. James, Minn., to which city he went over two months ago to take charge of the Park hotel. Word of the death of Harris was received last night by Edward S. ' Bowman, a clerk at the Ryan, in a telegram from Mrs. Harris. The news of the death of Mr. Har ris was received with surprise, for though he was known to have been suffering from Bright's disease, his condition, when he left St. Paul, July 3, was not such as to lead his friends to believe that he was in immediate danger. The telegram states that death occurred after three days' ill ness. The funeral services will be held at St. James Friday afternoon, and the • body will then be removed to Winona, where it will be placed temporarily in a vault. It will later be sent to Roch ester, N. V., where the Interment will take place. Harris wasVvidely known and highly regarded in Sff. Paul. He was with the Ryan hotel fifteen years, and left that hostelry only last July to accept the position of manager of the Park hotel of St. James. When he left St. Paul he appeared in good health. He was sixty years old and is sur vived by his wife. He had no children. He was born in New York, and cam© to St. Paul from Chicago. Peacemakers Adjourn ST. LOUTS, Mo., Sept. 14.—The twelfth conference of the interparliamentary union adjourned today to meet nexi year In Prussia.