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St. Paul and Vicinity—Fair and cooler. Minnesota—Partly cloudy Tuesday, cooler in south portion. Wednesday fair; warmer In west and south. AOL. XXVII.—XO. 264 HELP NOMINATE GOOD MEN-VOTE AT THE PRIMARY TODAY DUNN REPLY STIRS UP FEUD IN G. 0. P. ADMINSTRATION REPUBLI- CANS IN UGLY MOOD Attack on Governor and Public Ex aminer Widens Breach and Leaders Who Were Preparing to Work for the Republican Candidate for Governor Are Again m Open Revolt The last semblance of friendship be tween the factions of Republicans in Minnesota has disappeared. It is war to the knife with the knife to be used until the sun goes down on election day. Republican leaders, with more re gard for the party's success than its purification from the evil ways into which it has fallen, admit the condi tion, but say they were powerless to prevent it. The warring factions got beyond their control and the knife has been unsheathed to be kept burnished until after the fall election. Republican -leaders are divided into two hostile camps as a result of the Johnson-Dunn controversy. The old wounds have all been reopened by the Johnson reports of the state auditor's office under the Dunn regime, and the Dunn reply to the criticisms ot the former state auditor. . The Dunn po litical leaders do not attempt to con ceal their chagrin at the developments Of the past few days. They had been making strenuous at tempts to placate the disaffected fac tion in their party, and had in some Fmall measure succeeded. The John son reports were known to have been submitted to the governor, and as they ■were thought only to refer to timber trespasses, it was decided to demand their publication and have the row over with. The startling disclosures relating to mineral leases to state lands were more than the Republican committee had bargained for, and the result was that the candidate for governor flew into a rage and questioned the motives of Gov. Van Sant in permitting the In vestigations to go on. The public ex aminer Avas also put on the spit and roaosted. Neither official takes kindly to the treatment accorded to him, and their friends are quick to resent an affront to them. The result is that the bitter feeling that prevailed at the time of the Republican state convention has been accented by the developments of the past few days. •> Declares Against Unworthy Men Gov. Van Sant's position is indicated by an extract from his speech at Mo line, Til., in which he said that he "hoped no nomination would be so strong that it would secure the elec tion of an unworthy man to office." His friends and political supporters are even less charitable towards Mr. Dunn and his advisers in insisting on the publication of the Johnson reports nnd reviving the fierce ante-conven tion strife. It is freely conceded that the revival of the trouble will cost Dunn many hundreds of votes among the class of Republicans who, passing the question of his honesty and integrity as a pub- MIBSHAMWiNS SUIT Gets a $20,000 Verdict Against George A. Potter DULUTH, Minn., Sept. 19. — Miss Sarah E. Ham, Dubuque, lowa, was today awarded a verdict of $20,000 in her suit for breach of promise against George A. Potter, a wealthy lumber man of Dululh and Eau Claire. The case has been on trial in the district court for the past week and hug proved to be one of the most sen sational in the history of the local tribunal. Miss Ham alleged that thir ty years ago Potter enticed her to a restaurant, where she was drugged and ruined, that a courtship extending over all these years has existed and that he promised on numerous oc casions to make her his wife, but finally refused to enter into any such contract. The breach of promise suit was the result. - NATIVES OBJECT TO BEING MONOGAMISTS BERLIN, Sept 20.—Information has reached here that the recent murder of ten missionaries in German New Guinea was due to attempts to enforce monogamy. The prisons had been filled with polygamists apprehended upon information supplied by the mis sionaries. THE ONLY DEMOCRATIC DAILY NEWSPAPER O* GENERAL CIRCULATION IN THE NORTHWEST THE ST. PAUL GLOBE lie official, will resent his treatment of the present governor of the state and his official family. Reports from Minneapolis are that the feeling engendered there by the renewal of the Dunn-administration quarrel is intense, and numbers of Hennepin county Republicans who had almost definitely decided to forget their grievances and support Dunn are again in open revolt. In St. Paul the insurrection is scarce ly less threatening, while the few state politicians in St. Paul yesterday very generally admitted that the renewal of the fight was the worst thing that could possibly happen to the gubernatorial candidate. Democrats are taking only a passive interest in the disclosures and the de nunciation which followed them. They are not interested except from the standpoint of good government L. A. Rosing, who was the only state leader at Democratic headquarters yesterday, said, when asked for his opinion of the reply made by Mr. Dunn, that it re minded him of the answer of his little boy to the teacher's question. "The teacl^r asked him, after read ing a historical sketch of the Wiscon sin regiment in the Civil war, and its famous eagle, Uncle Abe," said Mr. Rosing, "what the eagle was stuffed" with." "It was stuffed with great care," the little boy replied. Mr. Rosing said this represented his opinion of the extensive reply made by the former state auditor to criticisms of his official conduct by the public ex aminer. - Law in Question on Books The declaration by Mr. Dunn, in his reply to the charges contained in the reports of Public Examiner Johnson, that "one man's money is as good as another's to the state," in payment for mineral leases to state lands, and there "is nothing in the land or mineral laws of the state prohibiting the practice" of permitting clerks to become inter ested in mineral leases to state lands, created a genuine sensation In political circles, and nowhere did the point blank statement of the former state auditor cause more adverse criticism than at the state capitol. The section of the law cited by the public examiner in his revelations of the conduct of the state auditor's office, which declares that the use ot his official knowledge by a state officer or a clerk fs a mis demeanor was questioned. One state officer went so far as to deny the existence of such a provision, and challenged the proof of the exist ence of the provision. Attorney General W. j. Donahower was seen and was asked if such a law Continued on Third Page FARM IMPLEMENT FIRM IS IN STRAITS Receivers Appointed for the Western Supply Company of Chicago CHICAGO, Sept. 19.—The "Western Supply company, one of the largest farm implement Jobbing firms in the Middle West was placed in the hands of a receiver today by Judge Kohlsaat, in the United States court. This ac tion followed the filing of ai petition al leging insolvency by creditors of the concern. Ralph H. Bradley, who was appointed receiver under "bonds of $100,000, has taken possession of the assets. Albert S. Lower, representing the petitioning jcredltors, estimates the assets at ?200,P00^^,nd the liabili ties to be ifbout $500,600. TRAIL OF BLOOD LEADS FR6M BODIES Woman and Little Niece Are Thought tc Have Been Murdered MACEDONIA, Pa., Sept. 19. — Mrs. Bigler Johnson and her ten-year-old niece, Annie Benjamin, were bwned to death late last night in a fire which destroyed their home. The bodies were found in a corner of what had been the bedroom and near them lay the re mains of a small oil can. Leading from the doorstep for a distance of 100 feet a trail of blood was found. The authorities suspect that murder' has been committed and are making an in vestigation. TUESDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 2(3, 1904—TEN PAGES The Republican Family Feud Becomes of Service to the Public VOTES MORE AID FOR CYCLONE VICTIMS Relief Committee Grants As sistance in 10 Cases and De fers Action on Others The council relief committee, meet- Ing again yesterday afternoon to ar range for the relief of sufferers by the local -cyclone a month ago, considered forty-seven cases and voted relief to ten applicants. Four applications were rejected and in thirty-three cases final action was once more postponed. The total sum granted was $2,095.33, of which $ljsoo was-given ;to St. Sig fried's The total of the relief sought was approximately $12,000. When the committee assembled Mayor Smith urged that something be done for the sufferers and that it be done promptly. The longer relief was withheld the more difficult the situa tion would become for both the city and the sufferers. Needy citizens could not afford to wait, and some claims might grow bigger with the lapse of time. Aid. Lynch mentioned. In illustra tion, that one man who had said, a few days after the storm, that he would be satisfied with $25, had since applied for $500. The mayor and Aid. Bantz agreed that the city ought to restore the homes of the poorer sufferers to the condition such homes were in before , the cyclone. St. Paul should be proud Of its ability to protect its own peo ple. Several personal arguments were then presented by applicants for re lief. On behalf of St. Sigfried's Swed ish Episcopal church, Assemblyman Keller said that the church was car rying a mortgage of $2,000. The build ing was mere debris, except the foun dation. Practically all the furniture had been destroyed. The parishioners of the church included forty families. Assemblyman Doran remarked that this was perhaps the most desperate case of all. He had viewed the ruins. For the Arlington Hills Presbyterian church, which lost its steeple and was otherwise slightly damaged, .$750 was asked. The applicant said the total Tlamage to his church had been $1,500. Mrs. J. B. Williams, 657 Burr street, explained that the plastering was all off her house: nothing was left of the house "except the woodwork and the foundation." Her husband had receiv ed $400 already from the city, and $200 from a newspaper subscription. But in order to make necessary repairs at least $700 more would be required for which she applied. Although several members of the committee, who had examined the house, thought that Mr. Williams needed assistance, a decision was eventually postponed. Other personal applicants were Mrs. Fisher, a widow living on East Sev enth street, and David Tenbrew an old negro, whose home is at 904 Lafond street. A bill was read that had been sent by request from the Home of the Friendless to show the actual cost of repairing that institution. The amount was $208.33. List of Those Aided After the committee had gone into semi-executive session the several claims were reyiewed. Grants were voted as follows: To i John K. Egan, $25. Mr. Egan a cripple, keeps a peanut stand at Smith To Mrs. Patrick McDonald, of 1074 Front street, a widow with sick children $75. ' To Mrs. Michael Flannerv, 610 Fair view avenue. $17. , To L. S. Jackson, 388 Wa-eouta street wife Sfs fin rns2s re WaS ruined and whose To T. Frey, 81 Lawrence street, $50 To James Rogers, 897 Edgerton street, $150. To Home of the Friendless. $208 33 To St. Sigftied's church, $1,500 To David Tenbrew, 904 Lafond street. To Mrs. Matilda Muh\ 742 Joy avenue, $25. "After further investigation the committee will meet again at 8 o'clock tomorrow evening at the city hall. JAPS TO COLONIZE NORFHWEST CANADA Thousands to Settle There and V Furnish Help in Harvest Time VANCOUVER, B.iC, Sept. I».—The Japanese are planning, a great farming and industrial coloriy In the Canadian Northwest. Twq, days agof a jpßtrty. of Japanese frusirress men arrived from Yokohama and spent some time looking around this country. They purpose to purchase a large tracf of land, and when this is done will, probably apply for a further grajit from the govern ment. They will then bring several thousand persons to this coast to settle on the.lands under fit .common coloni zation scheme. One of the plans is to supply labor to the Grand Trfcnk Pacific and Western railway building. Another plan is to supply farm hands in Manitoba and in the Northwest, where labor is in demand In the harvest season. The Japanese visitors are pre pared to expend large sums J» land and will buy enough for the purposes of the colony independent ofjpany grant or grants that they expect froga the gov ernment. GREAT FREIGHTEKFOR LAKES WILL BB BUILT G. A. Tomlinson, of Dxiliith, Will Have a Steamer Second Only to Wolvin DETROIT,.. Mich., ..Sept. 19.—The Great Lakes Engineering works has closed a contract with G. A. Tonilinson, of Duluth, for a steel freighter that will, in respect to carrying capacity, be second only to the steamer Wolvin "among the freighters of the great lakes. The new bdat is toJbe built at the Great. Lakes Engme%ing- Works, ten miles, below Deteoit, and is to go into commission about April t 1905. She is to cost. $330,000, and will be,isoo feet long, 52-feet wide and 30 feet deep. Her capacity will be 8,000 gross tons, and she will carry ore, coal and grain. She will be the first vessel on-She lakes to be equipped with marine witer tube boilers. Her engfeas will be of the vertical triple expansion type, 1,800 horsepower. f THE NEWS INDEXED^ PAGE I Japanese Move Toward Russian Lines New York Democratic Convention Japanese Colony in Canadian North west More Aid for Cyclone Sufferers PAGE II Colored Attorney Has Troubles PAGE HI Politics PAGE IV Editorial Comment County Commissioners lAc i PAGE V In the Sporting World PAGE VI Of Interest to Women PAGE VII News of the Railroads PAGtVIII Popular Want* PAGE IX Financial and Commercial PAGE X Minneapolis Matters Programme for Big Democratic Meet ing.in Minneapolis SHEPARD SEEMS PROBABLE NOMINEE But Me Can-en Does Not Want Him Governor of New York SARATOGA, N. Y." Sept. 19.—The majority of the 450 delegates who will constitute the Democratic state con vention called to meet here tomorrow, are in Saratoga. Since the arrival this morning of ex-Senator David B. Hill and State Senator Patrick A. Mc- Carren and this afternoon of William F. Sheehan, August Belmont, ex-Sen-' ator Edward Murphy Jr. and Charles F. Murphy, leader of Tammany Hall, conferences have been in progress al most constantly. The net result of today's develop ments is the selection of Duncan Campbell Lee, of Ithaca, to be perma nent chairman and ex-Senator George Raines, of Rochester, to be chairman of the committee on resolutions. Oth erwise, according to the most authori tative information obtainable tonight, the situation stands as it stood last Thursday night, when Judge Parker left New York city after his^ conferences with vari ous leaders, nothing having been an nounced as to the prospective candi dates at that time. Conferences will be held so that the names of various candidates who have been mentioned may be weeded out, but it is thought probable that no final determination will be reached until close upon the beginning of the second day's session, if "indeed the adherents of the sev eral raiding candidates do not find it necessary eventually to try out the strength of their forces in one or more ballots upon the floor of the con vention. It is the general impression, however, that agreements will be reached and the question of the nomi nation for the governorship be settled in conference, so that one name will be unanimously agreed upon on the first ballot. There is no diminution of the under current which has been in evidence since the delegates began to gather that unless some compromise necessary the convention will unite upon the nomination of Edward -M. Shepard, of Brooklyn. Those who hold to Mr. Shepard's nomination think that final conferences will eliminate all other candidates. Senator McCarren declared himself unalterably opposed to the nomination of Mr. Shepard and announced without qualification that if Mr. Shepard was nominated It must be without the aid or consent of Kings county, for whose delegation he is believed to speak with authority. Charles F. Murphy was told today that McCarren had been saying that a large number of Tammany district leaders were for Comptroller Edward M. Grout. "McCarren cannot speak for Tam many," he said. He also said that Mayor McClellan, Of New York, is not a candidate for governor. Mr. Murphy's apparent opposition to the McClellan talk is due chiefly to his desire to retain the mayor in his pres ent position, as his resignation to make the campaign for governor would create political complications in Greater New York. Tomorrow's session of the convention will probably be devoted entirely to preliminary organization, including the speech of the temporary chairman, William Hbrnblower. The only things about the platform regarded as certain are that it will be comparatively brief, indorse the Democratic national ticket and drastically denounce the adminis tration cf Gov. Odell. PRICE TWO CENTS ?!VIT e s nts JAPS ADVANCE ON RUSSIAN POSITIONS BATTLE IS APPROACHING NEAR MUKDEN Russians at Port Arthur Make a Sortie and Attack a Fort Held by the Japs, Who Repulse Theni After a Hard Fight—Officers of the Guard at St. Petersburg Are Drafted for the Front Except for important reconnaissances by Gens. Rennen hampf and Samsonoff, there seems to have been little inter ruption of the quiet that ensued after the hard fighting around Liau-yang more than a fortnight ago. Indicative of the mor tality among the officers at the front, it is reported that about one-seventh of the officers of the guards stationed at the capital are to be drafted to the front for service. The Japanese are advancing slowly upon the positions held by the Russians in_ a line extending about twenty-seven miles. RUSSIAN GENERA-L REPORTED KILLED LONDON, Sept. 20.-The Morning Post's Shanghai cor respondent telegraphs that there is an unconfirmed rumor there that Gen. Mistchenki, commander of the Russian East ern Cossack brigade, has" been killed. Other dispatches from Shanghai report that the Japanese on Sunday last repulsed an attack to the eastward of Yentai, inflicting a heavy loss on the Russians. RUSSIAN REPULSE A dispatch from Tokyo to a news agency says: "A strong .Russian force made a sortie from Port Arthur on the afternoon of'TSept. 18 and attacked the ltczshan fort, which was recently captured by the Japanese. The fighting lasted some hours and the Russians were repulsed with heavy loss." J SECOND MANCHURIAN ARMY ST. PETERSBURG, Sept. 19.-Acting upon the advice of his military advisers, Emperor Nicholas has decided to form a second Manehurian army. It will be formed of the corps .which are being sent to the far East and Lieut. Gen. Linevitch jprobably will be given the command of the second army. Gen. Kuropatkin will become chief of both armies, but prob ably without the title of commander-in-chief. TELLS (JNITED STATES ABOUT CONTRABAND ST. PETERSBURG, Sept. 19.—The Russian answer to the American notice in regard to contraband of war as spe cifically raised in the cases of the British steamer Calehas and the Port land and Asiatic line steamer Arabia, both captured by the Vladivostok squad ron, the former while bound from Puget sound for Japan, has been de livered. It follows generally the lines of the reply to Great Britain. On the broad question involved itussia recog nizes the principle of immunity of in nocent trade with Japanese ports, but she holds to her right to stop contra band destined for the use of the Japan ese military or naval forces. The Unit ed States is informed, as was Great Britain, that instructions embodying the decision of the commission presided over by Prof. De Martens, of St. Pe tersburg, have been issued in the form of instructions to the naval comman ders and prize court, to govern them in the future, the instructions recognizing the dual uses and therefore only the conditionally contraband character of the articles of the foodstuffs, rice, etc., enumerated in section 10 of article 6 of the Russian regulations, with the exception of horses and other beasts of burden. But the mere fact that a POLES COME DOWN Payne Avenue Phone Wires Are Going Under Ground The Northwestern Telephone com pany is removing the poles on Payne avenue, concerning which there has been considerable agitation, and already the fire department service is con nected with the underground system. "Although the committee from the First Ward Improvement association claims some of the credit," said Swan Pontham, president of the association, "it is largely due to the activity of Reuben Warner Jr., president of the fire board, that the poles are being cut down at this time. Although our de termination to remove the poles on our own account had some effect, the rep resentations in behalf of the board of fire commissioners reached the spot sought, and compelled the company to act. The underground conduit for the accommodation of the wires has been laid for more than a year, but it was not until Sunday that the cables were placed in the conduit, proving our con tention that the delay in the past was entirely due to inactivity of the com pany, as in a few hours the cable was in place and~the wires it contained in service. READ fHE GLOBE THE ONLY LIVE NEWSPAPER - IN ST. PAUL consignment Is intended for ' private persons or firms Russia will not accept as necessarily furnishing exception from seizure, should circumstances, for instance,, like the shipment of a full cargo of food will create a fair pre sumption that it is intended for the use of the Japanese government, for supplying her army and navy. Russia will not undertake at this stage to interfere with the cases of the steamships Arabia and Calehas, of which the courts have already taken jurisdiction and in*which the Vladivo stok court found the facts; but upon appeal the admiralty court will apply its interpretation of section 10, which, practically amounts to an assurance that the flour, etc., seized will then be released. It is improbable, however, that all the articles confiscated by the lower court will be released. The commission's decision, as em bodied in the instructions, does not go beyond the articles enumerated in sec tion 10, from which it is inferred that coal, railroad material, machinery and boilers for ships and even cotton 'are enumerated along with munitions of war, etc., in other articles which re main in the category of absolute con traband. It is understood, however, that private assurances have been given that the American government will be satisfied with the letter in which the contraband rules will be inter preted hereafter. MOB A CONSULATE Italian Strike Gives Rise to Riot in Switzerland LUGANO, Switzerland, Sept. 19.—A meeting held here today to protest against the action of the Italian min istry against the laborers developed riotous demonstrations. The mob went to the Italian consulate, where it tore the Italian "coat of arms down and threw it in the lake. ROME, Sept. 19.—The workmen here have decided to abandon the strike and the city has resumed its normal aspect. A meeting of workingmen was held to day to protest against the intervention of troops. Fully 10,000 persons par ticipated^" well known anarchists tak ing a prominent part. The chief speak er was the revolutionary socialist. Deputy Ferri, who delivered a violent address. The streets in the vicinity of the meeting were occupied by sol diers. An attempt was made by the demonstrators to invade the center of the town, but the crowds were dis persed by cavalry charges, in which twenty civilians were wounded. Conflicts in which officers received in juries at the hands of the mob occurred in Turin and Bologna. The railway service is interrupted only north and south of Genoa. The strike has ex tended to Palermo arid Leghorn.