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St. Paul and Vicinity—Fair and
Minnesota—Partly cloudy Tuesday,
cooler in south portion. Wednesday
fair; warmer In west and south.
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
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-
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. -
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
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
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"
"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
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.
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
The Republican Family Feud Becomes of Service to the Public
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
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
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
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,
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,
"After further investigation the
committee will meet again at 8 o'clock
tomorrow evening at the city hall.
Thousands to Settle There and
V Furnish Help in Harvest
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
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
Japanese Move Toward Russian Lines
New York Democratic Convention
Japanese Colony in Canadian North
More Aid for Cyclone Sufferers
Colored Attorney Has Troubles
Editorial Comment
County Commissioners lAc i
In the Sporting World
Of Interest to Women
News of the Railroads
Popular Want*
Financial and Commercial
Minneapolis Matters
Programme for Big Democratic Meet
ing.in Minneapolis
But Me Can-en Does Not Want
Him Governor of New
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.

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