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St. Paul and Vicinity—Fair.
Minnesota—Warmer Friday, with
showers. Saturday fair and colder In
west; showers in east portion.
Leader of the Democrats in Congress
Takes Issues With the Assertion
That His Party Is Not One of Con
structive Policies—Says Presi
dent's Writings Are an Uninter
rupted Stream of Criticisms
LOUISVILLE, Ky, Oct. - 6.—Con
man John Sharp Williams opened
the Democratic campaign in Louisville
tonight at a meeting which drew a
large crowd to Seventh street armory.
The meeting was preceded by a long
parade of the Democratic club, car
rying Parker banners and Japanese
Mr. Williams' speech was pitched in
a key of intense sarcasm, dealing
mainly with the Roosevelt administra
tion and the policy of the president as
set forth in the letter of acceptance.
He took some time to answer the
charge that the Democratic party is
not a party of constructive statesmen.
"They say we are the party of retro
gression and criticism," said Mr. Wil
liams. "To answer this it is only nec
essary to refer them to the adminis
trations of Jefferson and Jackson, the
founder and the upholder of the prin
ciples we revere. Both of these presi
dents were pre-eminently of the con
structive school.
"Compare their record with that of
this man in the White house, this
pseudo American statesman and tho
Republicans whose leader he is. The
attitude of the Republican administra
tion, backed by the party on three of
the principal issues of the campaign—
In Connection With the Boston
Congress Cardinal Gibbons
Defends Belgium
BOSTON, Mass., Oct. 6. —The arrest
nnd subsequent reduction of military
and naval armaments throughout the
world wms called for today at the ses
sion of the international peace con
gi ess, when resolutions were adopted
< xpressing the hope that the first task
which the world's new convention sug
gested by President Roosevelt should
take up would be the gradual disarm
ament of the powers.
The thanks of the congress were ex
tended to President Roosevelt for his
pledge to take the first steps towards
a convocation of a new internationat
peace conclave.
Gen. Nelson A. Miles was the prin
cinal speaker tonight at a congress
meeting held in Park Street church to
consider the question of the reduction
of armaments and the ..... cc of great
armies and navies.. Congressman
Samuel W. McCall presided and sev
eral prominent men voiced their opin
Another meeting, devoted to a dis
cussion of the responsibilities of edu
cation in creating right ideals of inter
national life, was held in Tremont tem
ple. Prof. Francis G. Peabody, of Har
vard university, presided, and the
speakers included Baroness yon Sutner
and Dr. Yamei Kin, of China.
CanHaal Gibbons has written a let
ter to Rev. Edward Everett Hale, in
which he says
"Had I been able to be present I
would make it my duty to say a word
In vindication of the policy of Belgium
In the Congo state. The representa
tives of the different European pow
ers at the Berlin conference were com-
pelled to express their admiration and
praise of the noble ideals of the found
er of the Congo state and of the splen
did results achieved through his hu
mane policy.
"The Italian representative, speaking
of the perseverance of the king of the
Belgians In the civilization and devel
opment of the Congo state, said: 'For
eight years with rare constancy he
(the king) has spared neither trouble
nor personal sacrifice for the,success
of a generous and philanthropic en
terprise.' In terms no less flattering
rpoke the British representative, Sir
Edward Malet, and likewise 'Chinese'
Gordon. Lord Curzon. too, says: 'Civ
ilization, the development, the pres
ent prosperity of the Congo state, the
peace that now nestles in its only tur
bulent bosom, are all the fruits of the
toil and sacrifice of the Belgians.'
"Keeping in view all this, it would
be greatly tc Ise regretted that a con
ference which bears the very name of
peace should discuss a question which
is calculated to arouse enmity and
strife. Moreover, such a discussion j
would of necessity be one-sided and j
unfair, insomuch as the representatives I
of the Belgian government would have
no opportunity to re*ply to the charges
made against its administration of the
Congo, nor to present their own case."
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the tariff and the trusts and official
rascality—is that of your true obstruc
tionist. They borrow as their slogan
a phrase from the gambler's table,
'Stand pat.'
"Indeed, if you would find a key to
the makeup of Theodore Roosevelt, go
read his writings, which are an unin
terrupted stream of criticism. He has
attacked almost every president who
preceded him. He has even attacked
the South and the courage of the
Southerner, although this might possi
bly have been done with the object of
making the North forget that his
mother was a Southerner."
The occupation and government of
the Philippines under Republican rule
came in for a considerable share of
Mr. Williams' attention. Referring to
the statement in President Roosevelt's
letter of acceptance that the islands
are at present unfit fcr self-govern
ment, Mr. Williams declared that if
they are unfit for self-government they
are unfit for government by the United
"No Democratic administration," said
the speaker, "has added to the United
States one foot of territory which was
unfit at the time or thereafter to servp
as a home for Americans and their
Three Persons Killed and All the Oth
ers in the Vehicle Injured
NEW TORK, Oct. 7. —While speeding
along in the Bronx this morning an au
tomobile containing nine persons of
New York went off a twenty-flve-foot
embankment fit One Hundred and Six
ty-first street and Jerome avenue, and
one woman, Albert Noyes, the chauf
feur, and an unknown man were kill
ed. The machine fell onto the New
York Central railroad tracks and the
wreckage was struck by a south-bound
In the automobile were five women
and four men. Besides those killed all
the others in the automobile were in
The body of Noyes was found under
neath the pilot of the locomotive hor
ribly mangled.
Is It Work of Conspirators Like the
Injuries to the Connectucut
CAM DEN, Oct. 6. —Fire of unknown
origin occurred tonight in the hold of
the cruiser Washington, being built for
the government at the yards of the
New York Shipbuilding company. So
far as is known no one was on the
cruiser within five hours of the time
the flames were discovered. The fire
originated in a heap of sawdust and
was extinguished before the vessel was
seriously damaged.
Ciapp Goes on Talking.
HARTFORD CITY. Ind., ,: Oct. 6 — •
Senator Moses E. Clapp, of Minnesota,
opened. the Republican _ campaign :in
Blackford county" tonight with a
speech in the ; court house. He dis- ■
cussed national ; issues generally.
6- '—a
Fighting May Be*in Progress at Muk
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Williams Prod.r Rooseveltism .; V
Scofieid Nominated Wisconsin Stal- ;
- warts - for Governor • *.? ?—' , j? ",
State Sues Congressman Bucknian -.;
Dickson Decides Against Northern Pa
cific „: ■ii:V;]:"f;>>
Success of Twin City Exhibit Pleases
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Minneapolis Matters - n ;_:
Editorial Comment
News of the Northwest
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News «f the Railroads - i;- -^ \
P"AGE VI '_' ' -:' !- .
Of "Interest to Women " - ;
PAGE VIM .N ::^t^
Popular Wants ' —.:*-'
PAGE IX ' .-.'..•■_
Financial and Commercial ' ---.-'
Business Announcement
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The Duck-Cm a Duck Swim? Yes, but Nit When the Pond Is Frozen Up
Charge Against Former IMinne
apoSitans, Under Arrest
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Oct. 6.— W. J.
Sullivan and Edward Daniels, who are
said to comprise the Caxton associa
tion, a so-called collecting agency,
were arrested today on an indictment
returned by a federal grand jury,
charging them with illegally collecting
newspaper subscriptions. According to
Postoffice Inspector Holmes, they first
began operations in Minneapolis,
whence they removed to Niles, Ohio,
coming to Cincinnati about a year ago.
Their alleged operations consisted of
securing from trade, class and special
publications lists of alleged delinquent
subscribers. A system of dunning let
ters -was used. The first of these was
a simple request to pay the bill alleged
to be due, and this was followed at in
tervals of two weeks by stronger com
munications, suit finally being threat
ened. If this did not bring a reply the
matter was dropped.
"Many of the bills," said Col. Holmes,
"were to persons who had subscribed
for the papers for a short time, but to
whom the publishers continued sending
the journals. In many cases payment
was demanded for a period not due."
Waggaman's Debts
WASHINGTON, Oct. 6.—A schedule of
the assets and liabilities of Thomas E.
Wafrgaman, the real estate agent and
former treasurer of th£ Catholic univer
sity, who was recently declared a bank
rupt, was filed today. It shows assets of
$5,607,926 and liabilities of $4,622,940.
Cuban Soldiers Are Paid
HAVANA, Oct. 6. —Payments dire
members of the Cuban revolutionary
army were begun today.
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The Prfmate of All England and Booker T. Washington Doing, the Stems
of New York
Robbsr Treats Woman Bank
Cashier Harshly
TRETNOR, lowa, Oct. 6.—A robber
entered a savings bank here this after
noon and compelled the assistant cash
ier, Miss Frances Flood, to give up
$1,700. Then the robber drove the
woman, who was alone in the bank,
into the big vault and locked her in.
Customers going into the bank half
an hour later heard the woman's
screams for help and released her.
LEON, lowa, Oct. 6. —Grief because
she shot her husband was the caus«
assigned by physicians for the death
of Mrs. Peter Levy. She recently shol
and killed her husband, whom She mis
took for a chicken thiti.
Mrs Christine Terhune Herrteh'e .
Page tor
Is an exclusive and notab's
feature of the ' -
Seven Escape From South
* Dakota Penitentiary
Special to The Globe
SIOUX FALLS, S. D., Oct. 6.—One
of the most sensational escapes in the
history of the Sioux Falls penitentiary
occurred at 5 o'clock this evening, when
seven desperate prisoners made a break
for liberty. The escape was made
from - the . new building ?. which is ■'■ in
course of construction at the peniten
ttßry. An alarm was promptly given,
and every available guard and attache
of the prison was : speedily . in pursuit.
After an exciting : chase v two of r the
fugitives, James Andrew and Thomas
Burns, both under sentence of twelve
years for * highway robbery, were re- ]
; captured. The ■ five who are; yet at lib-
: erty are: Frank Howard, under sen
tence .' for -;' postoffice 1 robberyV r" Frank
• Taylor, serving eight i years for tmaif&
"Bti.fgla.ry; George White, under sen
* tence of seven yestrs and six months for
burglary;-John Lee, under sentence of
four years for glary,- and Ed Gor- 5
don, under sentence of four, years.for
po st oftftW-Tob be r y. .••" - - *=V -•;•';-•' '
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t:^M MILLION on corn;
;Special to The Globe • "/_ • '■'-•:.:
i^ CHICAGO, Oct. 6. — : syndicate of
New York and -Minneapolis in •
corn are v walking,.thV floor tonight de- 5
vising plans to get from under the big
gest ; corn crop ever raised in the United S
. States. Ten weeks ago ; they 1 began a ■
.campaign, on the bull side of : >; corn.
Their losses - tonight " are estimated at
Rumor That Kuroki Has Broken
Through Russian Divisions and
Advanced Upon Mukden in Force
—Japanese May Have Won an Im
portant Victory—Great Confusion
in the City
The significance of a Mukden dispatch noting an unusual
activity in that place is the subject of much speculation at St.
Petersburg. The theory that it indicates the purpose of Gen.
Kuropatkin to evacuate Mukden is not generally accepted,
military officers surmising that the commotion noted is in
connection with a movement to check a Japanese flanking op
In Russian official circles some credence is given to the ru
mor that Admiral Wiren has left.Port Arthur with his ships,
the confusion resulting because a severe storm on Tuesday is
regarded as having made such a dash possible. There are in
dications that the Russian warships in the Baltic will soon be
dispatched to the far East.
Special Cable to The Globe
HARBIN, Oct. 6.—Nothing has been heard from Mukden
in morje than two hours and grave apprehension is felt. Ru
mors that Kuroki has broken through the divisions shifted
northeastward to oppose his rear attack and advanced on that
city in force have been current since early last evening. The
latest dispatches describe panic among civilians and confu
sion in the army.
It is feared the Japanese either have won an important
victory or that their approach has caused a disorderly retreat
toward Tie pass. c No dispatch has come from the pass since
yesterday afternoon. The wires apparently are undisturbed,
but the operators here are unable to raise southern points. It
divisions along the eastern road fhat may have been cut off.
by Kuroki are likely to be annihilated or captured piecemeal.
TOKYO, Oct. 6.—ln addressing the members of the united
clearing houses of Tokyo today Count Okuma, the leader of
Continued on Seventh Page
Dr. Harper Says Sane Men
Sometimes Talk Foolishly
PEORIA, Ilk, Oct. 6.—President Wil
liam R. Harper, of the University of
Chicago; caused much merriment today
as a witness in the contest of Wash
ington Corrington's will. He had been
summoned, together with Prof., Albion
W. Small, by the trustees named in
Corrington's will to found a university
with his estate. The object was' ta
.prove by the testimony of Drs. Harper
i and Small that Corrington was of sound
mind when he made his will and cut
off his heirs.
Dr. Harper testified regarding visits I
Corrington had made to him and dis
cussions relative to Corrington's idea
of founding a $1,000,000 university. He
said he met Corrington first in 1896 or
1897. Subsequently he visited his house
with Dr. Small. He had met him also
at the home of Dr. Sisson, of the Brad
ley institute. One of the subjects of
I conversation was the proposed educa
tional institutions.
Dr. Harper had suggested that Mr.
Corrington combine with the Bradley
institute, suggesting that more good
I would be accomplished in this manner,
| but to this view Mr. Corrington did not
: subscribe. He had inquired in detail of
the association of Bradley with the
I University of Chicago, the internal or
j ganization of the University of Chicago
I and the work done along agricultural
lines. Dr. Harper testified that he con
sidered the man of sound mind and
capable of disposing of his property.
On the cross-examination the attor
ney for the heirs read several extracts
from a treatise published by Mr. Cor
rington entitled "The Übiquitous Spirit
of the Universe."" These extracts con
sisted of extraordinary -flights of lan
guage and the. .attorney, attempted to
show by the witness that a man over
eighty-five years of age who would
write matter of that character was not
mentally sound, but this the witness
would not admit, declaring, however,
that he would like to hear more of the
article read or know more of the man
before passing finally on the question. .
In answer to the question whether
he would consider Mr. Corrington sane
on all subjects Dr. Harper replied that
he considered him a3 sane as the aver
age man.
"Do you think he was sane on the
question of science?"
"I don't know."
"Do you think he was sane as to his
"Some people think no man is sane
on the property question," replied the
witness, while a ripple of laughter ran
around the room.
Continuing the cross-examination as
to the extracts from the treatise, the
attorney asked if this did not indicate a
"I don't know," replied Dr. Harper.
, "I've heard sane men say so many fool
ish things that I would not necessarily
' conclude that a man was insane be- I
I cause he said foolish things."
Former Governor of Wisconsin
Is Chosen to Lead the
Stalwart Faction
MILWAUKEE, Wis., Oct. 6.—Samuel
A. Cook, of Neenah, has withdrawn
from the head of the stalwart Repub
lican state ticket and is succeoiied by
ex-Gov. Edward Scofield. The selec
tion, of Scofield will be ratified by the
stnte central committee tomorrow. Mr.
Cook issued a statement to the public
tonight giving his reason for with
drawal from the stalwart ticket. The
gist of his statement is a review of his
past utterances that he would with
draw unless a decision by the supreme
court was in his favor.
"Therefore, in conformity wit* the
understanding when I became a candi
date," Mr. Cook says, "and feeling that
one of the principal purposes of my
candidacy, namely, to restore harmony
and effectiveness to the party, has been
made impossible by the conditions now
existing, I respectfully withdraw as a
candidate from the contest."
Mr. Scofield made the following
statement: j
I have not much to.say. The situation
explains itself. Mr. Cook has withdrawn
from the head of the Republican ticket
and as soon as the proper formalities
have, been observed I shall take his place.
I am not an office-seeker, but I am proud
of the honor conferred upon me and shall
make an active and energetic canvass
until the day of election. I a,m confident
that I shall be elected. I have faith in
the judgment and in the desire for fair
play of the Republicans of Wisconsin, and
am -certain that they will rebuke the
high-handed methods by which Mr. La
Follette attempted to steal the party con
vention. I represent in this contest the
Republican party of the state and my
nomination comes through the regular
party channels. The only tribunal that
has passed upon the merits of the con
troversy now in progress in the party in
Wisconsin Is the national Republican con
vention, which declared, after a most
careful investigation of the subject, that
the opera house convention was the reg
ular one.
The question of mandamus proceed
ings before the supreme court to com
pel Secretary of State Houser to place
the list of Republican electors in both
columns was left open, pending fur
ther investigation by attorneys for the
stalwart faction. The stalwarts have
determined to remain in the field and
have arranged for an active campaign
from now until election. The stalwarts
have adoptc-d the name of the "Nation
al Republican," and their ticket will
appear on the official ballot under th'.s
name. The central committee of this
faction of the Republican party will
meet on Friday to pertoet plans for or

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