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The St Paul Globe ■• THE GLOBE; CO., PUBLISHERS .: CrnciAL <^^^^^^k> cp °* Paper *^*3~¥rf&&' Paul Entered at Postofflce" at St. Paul. Minn., • . 83 L Second-Class; Matter. : , ■-; ■ TELEPHONE CALLS Northwestern— •' 1065; - Main. Editorial. 78 Main. . ■ "_ m - Twin City—Business. 1065; Editorial. 78. ■■.•„ CITY SUBSCRIPTIONS ; . v *"■.-• By Carrier—Monthly Rate Only • Daily 0n1y............. 40 cents per- month. Daily and Sunday ....50 cents per month .Sunday ............ '."..20 cents per month .-■■ COUNTRY SUBSCRIPTIONS 1 By Mall. 11 mo. 6 mos. |12 moaT Daily only .25 $1.50 $3.00 Daily and Sunday .35 2.00 4.00 Sunday ............ .20 1.10 2.00 ' - ;--■-• EASTERN REPRESENTATIVE r W. J. MORTON, - , ■■•!._ -." 150 Nassau St., New York. City. «7 Washington St.. Chicago. THE ST.PAUL DAILY GLOBE'S circulation Is now the larg est morning circulation in St. Paul. MORE copies of the St. Paul Globe than of any other morning newspaper in St. Paul or Minneapolis are delivered by carriers to regular paid subscrib ers at their homes. 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. A 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. TUESDAY. OCT. 18, 1904 LOCKING THE STABLE The action of the commission that investigated the General Slocum horror is to be commended in that it recom mends the dismissal from the service of the members of the steamship in spection service whose neglect or worse was responsible for the death of a thousand women and children. The president is to be commended in that he has ordered the recommendations carried into effect. These men, on ■whose heads rests the responsibility for one of the most terrible disasters in our history, shown by the facts to be less an accident than a crime, de serve all the punishment they can re ceive. If they are not something less than human the loss of official posi tion will be a trifle to them compared with the sense of awful guilt that they must carry to their graves. So far as the sequel to this memorable acci dent is concerned it is well done. All this, however, is locking* the sta ble after the horse is stolen. The pub lic, which remembers the gruesome de tails of the burning of the General Slocum, is not satisfied merely with these penalties. It wants to know why It was possible for this crime to oc cur. It wants to understand why the steamboat inspection service was ut terly worthless and futile, and why not one official charged with the en forcement of the laws from top to bot tom seems to have done his duty or to have thought about it. The investi gation has served to reveal the rotten ness of the whole service as far as the port of New York was concerned. Nothing was done that ought to have been done. No regulations were com plied with, no safety apparatus was provided, no preparations in case of danger were made, but the General Slo cum went upon her mission of death as gaily and as lightheartedly as if no accident had ever happened in the world and no safeguards were neces sary. This could not have been so unless there were dereliction all along the line. Who were looking after these men that are now removed as scape goats? What was the supervising in spector general of the steamboat in - spection service about while his subor dinates were- drawing their salaries, and permitting the innocents to go to their death? What were all the au thorities at Washington doing when an old and worthless steamship was al lowed to be crowded to the guards with helpless people and to start out with out fire apparatus, without fire drill, without anything that could avert or mitigate awful disaster? There is a responsibility here which cannot be - dismissed or satisfied merely by the , summary discharge of a few officials more immediately connected with the frightful event. It is a responsibility extending all along up the line, and it must be met The results of the investigation of the General Slocum spell culpable ineffi ciency or worse in the administration of the federal service. Neither the president nor any of his underling-s can remove from themselves the weight of actual responsibility resting there on account of the acts of unworthy sub ordinates whose work they appear never to have inquired into in the slightest particular until grim death took the matter in hand. Dowie's declaration, for Roosevelt is only ominous in one respect The prophet may tell Cortelyou his scheme for getting money from people who have none and wouldn't give up if they had. LIGHT ON THE SITUATION Former Governor Lind, in opening the local campaign last evening at the rally in the People's church, turned the searchlight of truth on some of the dark places in the record of some Republicans who have held state of fice and who are now candidates for re-election. There had been a feeling that Gov. Lind would go more intimately into moot questions than the speakers who have preceded him, and the great audi ence was at once a fine compliment to the principal speaker and indicative of the extraordinary interest that inde pendent Republicans have in the state campaign. It was a magnificent gath ering, by no means partisan, but com posed rather of persons who desired to be informed than of those who habitu ally go to such meetings as a matter of party fealty. In this respect it was not disap pointed. The rousing reception given to John Lind, continuing for several minutes, was weak in comparison with the tribute that the great audience was ready to pay to him after listening breathlessly to his arraignment of Re publicans who had proved untrue to their party, their state and their own manhood. It was a speech that held the listener spellbound. It was a speech that will be read today by tens of thousands and carry conviction wherever it goes. This memorable campaign document breathes throughout a terrible calmness. It owes nothing to declamation or rhetoric. It might be a legal argu ment, so quietly does it proceed, so orderly is its arrangement, so pre cisely does fact fit into fact and con clusion follow mercilessly from cita tions of official records. But it bites and blasts as it goes. It has the finality of a judgment from the bench; and it places at least two of the Republican candidates for high place in a public pillory whence they may be glad to escape without their hoped-for honors to secure the welcome boon of mere oblivion. It was a great speech from first to last; great in its exposure of Repub lican weakness and of the character of those into whose hands the fortunes of the Republican party has been com mitted; great in its praise of Democ racy and its worthy standard bearers; great in the simplicity and the feeling of the tribute paid to the Democratic candidate for governor because o^f the brave struggle against adverse circum stances in youth that made him even as a child the sole support of a help less family, but strengthened and en nobled his character in these fierce fires. The campaign in this county has been formally and most successfully opened. The people are deeply moved, deeply in earnest, fully determined, we believe, that justice shall be done and the state redeemed from the evil hands into which the Republican party has fallen. Of that work the meeting last night was the auspicious begin ning, and to It the splendid speech that The Globe carries to its readers this morning will powerfully con tribute. "He does not part his hair in the middle," says Senator Nelson of Mr. Dunn. As the finger of Time long since put it out of Mr. Dunn's power to part his hair at all, we do not see that a personal investigation of the record by Public Examiner Johnson would do any good. THE TEMPLE ON THE HILL The pious aspiration of Archbishop Ireland to crown the hill with a tem ple which shall stand as a monument to the brood of Christianity of the city, an ambition ably set forth and sus tained with a depth of piety and fervor that appealed far beyond the bounds of his church by the prelate Sunday morning, should be realized. This is a matter of more than sec tarian interest. The archbishop's idea is to erect on the brow .of the hill a church structure of such imposing size and appearance as to command at once the respect and admiration of the pass ing stranger and the sustained venera tion of the citizen. The prelate points the importance of the undertaking and asks his people to hold up his hands in the work. It is not to be doubted that the ap peal of Archbishop Ireland will be heard and liberally responded to. His great service to St. Paul and the North west is testified to by hundreds of re ligious and educational institutions. The cathedral will be the culminating effort of a career marked by many rec ords from the humble country church structure to the loftiest buildings de voted to religious and liberal educa tion. St. Paul, without regard to religious preferences, will be in hearty accord with the work the archbishop has un dertaken. We are assured that the building will be planned on such a scale as to form in itself a notable con tribution tp the church architecture of THE ST. PAUL GLOBE. TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 1904 the country. Its erection will add mueli. to the beauty of the city and will stim-. ulate the interest of the Northwest in this seat of an archdiocese that is an empire in extent. It will be distinctly promotive of the cherished ambition of the St. Paulite that this city shall so grow in its fair attributes as to become the City Beautiful of the country. We shall hope that contributions will run ahead of Time in its inarch and that the archbishop will realize promptly the pious ambition which moved him to eloquence in his appeal Sunday. Two more deaths in New York are ascribed to wood alcohol in whisky New York stands heroically by th-e axiom: "Never blame the booze." STAGGERS HUMANITY The saying of Paul Kruger that the Boer war Avould be ended only at a cost that would "stagger humanity" is a thousand times truer of the desperate conflict still waging in Eastern Asia. This struggle has taken on a character entirely unexpected by the rest of the world. One knew at the beginning that Japan was brave and that Russia -was tenacious. One expected a long series of running fights in Manchuria. None thought that troops would be gathered there in such volume and set so against each other in huge masses as to bring about some of the greatest battles in the world's history. Nona expected that this would become a duel to the death between forces neither of which knows how to yield. The fighting around Liau-yang was a world's wonder. For cays the Japa nese and the Russians gripped each other by the throat and swayed back ward and forward, unable to advance and determined not to retreat. It was as if the same spirit animated every human unit, and every man was ready to 'iie in his tracks but not to give way an inch. The limit of human en durance was supposed to have been reached when, after five days of prac tically continuous fighting, the armies were still engaged in a series of des perate encounters. Yet this tremen dous episode has been exceeded in the fighting around Mukden. For a week now the battle has raged there with varied results. It is the s^anie story of superb general ship directing armies whose fighting capacity has never been surpassed in ancient or modern times. The combi nation of qualities is rare. The world is familiar with battles fought out like games of chess, where magnificent genius has directed the disposition and movement of forces and the defeated strategist was ready to surrender when his opponent could say "checkmate." The world is familiar with the wild onset of bodies of troops relying rath er upon personal bravery than upon military strategy, and going to willing; death for a forlorn hope. The world is not acquainted until now with the hurtling together of half a million troops, directed by the highest mili tary genius and at the same time under orders that they are not executing a maneuver, but going either to conquer or to die where they stand. It is impossible to forecast the final result of such fighting as this. The character of it and its consequences merely emphasize what The Glo"be has said from the beginning, of the futility of thinking that either Japan or Russia can conquer the other. Each has demonstrated the possession in it self of race and individual character istics^ of the highest military order. They have elevated this struggle from its original position of a clash between semi-barbaric peoples to one of the most extraordinary and momentous wars ever chronicled. They have made the Russian and the Japanese armies the envy of the military world. Hu-, manity is indeed staggered by the ter rible slaughter that has taken place In Manchuria and that still continues. Unless something intervenes to make possible a settlement of this quarrel the Russo-Japanese war must become one of extermination before any termina tion can come in sight. Mr. Crumpacker takes himself seri ously as a presidential possibility. Mr. Crumpacker's humor, be it remarked, is of the Indiana sort and a bit subtle for the average human. The Republicans having lined up Tom Watson and Maj. Bowler there is really no further need for carrying on the campaign for^ recruits. The Washington Post says "It is a waste of time to throw mud when there are rocks handy." But there isn't a rock in Rice county. It is odd but a fact that the Midway blind pig seems to arrive at maturitj always in the midst of a campaign. Col. Watterson seems to have con vinced the star-eyed goddess that he is able to go about unaccompanied. The heroes in Kuropatkin's rear are almost as numerous as the good In dians in an agency cemetery. In the matter of universal peace it seems to be the czar's move. Knows It Is Coming to Him It is announced that Mr. Roosevelt will go to Wyoming after the election to hunt big game. Clever way of ad mitting that he will take to the woods. —Chattanooga Times. JContemporary Comment I A Tournament of Death Half a dozen other accidents took place, Vat, strangely enough, none re sulted fatally. ' Mr. Vanderbilt is very proud of the whole affair. He says the death of Arents' machinist was unavoidable, and adds that in all lines of sport and endeavor some lives must be lost. . The fact is that he caused a tournament of death, and that one young: mechanic would be alive today if it had not been for the Vanderbilt race whose fatal possibili ties were perfectly well known by Mr. Vanderbilt beforehand. Seventeen competitors. Six injuries. Two deaths. Cannot a fcndVledge of the automobile be purchased at a lower price than this?— Syracuse Post-Standard. Strategy Necessary to Success Is Kuropatkin himself a great strate gist—the equal of Oyama? He Is a superb fighter, but that is not suffi cient. Does he know all of the fine points in the game of war? Can he see, as if by divination, the weak points in the enemy's lines? Has he the Napoleonic way of doing the right thing at the right time? If he has, the plains near Mukden may be the scene of a Russian victory unparalleled in Russian history. If he is only a fighter, and not a strategist, Oyama may inflict upon him a defeat which will go far to decide the Issue of this war and the mastery of the far East. — Baltimore Sun. _ Should Know Beans A treasury official's learned discus-» sion as to whether Japanese beans are confectionery or vegetables recalls the ponderous opinion of Secretary Folger, who had been chief judge of the New York court of appeals in 1884 that beans were vegetables instead of gar den seeds. It is incumbent upon per sons who administer the tariff law to know beans.—Philadelphia Record. Liberty Needs Repairing It is announced that the Statue of Liberty on Bedloe Island is about to be thoroughly repaired. For several years, it is added, the statue has been in a bad condition. The fact shows that the statue has been a striking likeness of the ideal original ever since the republic started out a-colonizing with shotguns and a missionary irain. —Philadelphia Catholic-Standard. . Wants No More We may hope that this is the last motor road race to be held in this country. If the speed of rival ma chines is to be tested, or the dare-devil recklessness of chauffeurs, it should be upon private tracks. —Boston Post. A Narrow Escape for the Democrats Misfortune never comes singly. Coxey's announcement of his indorse ment of Mr. Roosevelt was quickly followed by a similar proclamation by John Alexander Dowie. — Baltimore Herald. Money Does the Talking This Year Chairman Cortelyou's announcement that it is not to be a "spectacular cam paign" Is authority to the Republican spellbinders to stop short of actually showing their lungs.—Omaha World- Herald. Draw the Line at Gush Jacob Riis' "Life of Roosevelt" has been barred from an lowa library, which is a polite way of saying that, even in the West, they set a limit on laudation.— New York Herald. They're Glad It Is Only One Gr>ovejr Cleveland, it is now an-, noaneed, will deliver one speech for the Democratic ticket in this cam paign. That will hold the Republicans for a while. —Boston Globe. PERSONAL MENTION M. F. Satterlee, editor of the Port Town send Daily Call, accompanied by his wife and daughter, visited in St. Paul yester day. They are on their way to the world's fair at St. Louis. Ryan—J. C. Kroner, La Crosse; C. S. Hartman, Bonanza, Mont.; D. J. Wambold, John G. Green. Frank I. Comey, Milwau kee; John R. Leach, Fergus Falls; A. E. Spriggs, Butte; G. J. Noe. Duluth; Phil J. Green, Billings); J R. Connell and wife, Portland. Qr. Frederic—J. E. Moore. Mason City; J. H. Andrews and wife, Mrs. R. McLeod, Winnipeg; J. A. Peavey. Seattle: G. Gut terson. Lake Crystal; P. R. Miner. La Crosse; W. H. Hamilton, Rochfort; J. K. Ballentine,! Denver. Windsor—W. J. La Bre. Superior; D. Bacdorf, Denver; W. T. Newman, Den ver; C. E: Holmes, Ames, Iowa; G. J. Mallory. Duluth: J. L. Putrian, Granite Falls; R. S. Kurebel. Wilmot; Mrs. Rev. Skaert. Henderson; O. L. Dornberg, Red wood Falls. Merchants—J. R. Ford. Slayton; J. W. Thomas, Madison; William J. Bailey. Du luth; L. M: Wellcut. Duluth; G. B. Sewell. Stanley; E\ C. Harm, Welby, N. D.; David Gibbs, John B. Carter, G. W. Hannah. Chileot. N. D.; Alexander McDonald, Rob ert Buchannan, Joseph Healey. Glencoe. N. D.; William Baxter. August Berg, Nels Olson, J. F. Ferrick. Braddock. N. D.; W. B. Wek. J. B. Carter. F. W. Hannah, G. G Sewell. A. E. Poole, Minot: L Morrill, Vetra: W. H. Barker, Granville, N. D.; J. C. Kenny, Wilcox, Mont.; J. W. Blakes lee, Sioux City; S. J. Dunlap, Mandan, N. D. TODAY'S WEATHER "WASHINGTON, D. C Oct. 17.—Fore cast: Minnesota and Wisconsin —Fair • and colder Tuesday; Wednesday fair; fresh west winds. Upper Michigan—Fair and colder Tues day; Wednesday fair; fresh to brisk west winds. Montana—Fair and warmer Tuesday and Wednesday. North and South Dakota—Fair and colder Tuesday; Wednesday fair. lowa —Fair and colder Tuesday; Wed nesday fair. St. Paul—Yesterday's observations, taken by the United States weather bu reau. St. Paul, W. E. Oliver, observer, for the twenty-four hours ending at 7 o'clock last night—Barometer corrected for tem perature and elevation. Barometer, 29.87; relative humidity, 56; weather, clear; maximum temperature. 67; minimum temperature, 58; daily range, 9; mean temperature, 62; 7 p. m. temperature. 62; wind at 7 p. m., northeast; precipitation, trace. yesterday's Temperatures— •SpmHigh! *SpmHigh Alpena 66 76|Jacksonville ..74 78 Battleford ...46 50|Los Angeles...B2 88 Bismarck 54 62 Marquette 62 74 Buffalo 62 64 Memphis 72 80 Boston 64 74|Medicine Hat.44 54 Calgary 34 42|Milwaukee 68 76 Chicago 70 78 Minnedosa —48 56 Cleveland 66 74 Montreal 56 62 Denver 54 60 Moorhead 60 68 Dcs Moines ..66 78 New Orleans..74 78 Detroit 64 72 New York 60 70 Duluth 58 62 Omaha 62 70 El Paso 70 78Pittsburg 64 72 Edmonton ...48 52 Qu'Appelle ...42 46 Escanaba 64 76 San Francisco.64 70 Galveston ...78 80 St. Louis 68 78 Grand Raplds.64 74 Salt Lake 38 42 Green Bay ...64 76 San Antonio ..78 86 Havre 40 44 S. Ste. Marie. .58 70 Helena 38 46|Washington ..54 72 Huron 62 68|Winnipeg 52 60 •Washington time (? p. m. St. Paul). River Bulletin—B a. m. Danger Gauge Change Stations. Line. Reading. 24 hours. St. Paul .14 6.0 *0.2 La Crosse 10 8.6 Davenport 15 5.1 .... St. Louis 30 6.7 _____ • *Rise. The Mississippi river at St. Paul will rise. At St. Paul Theaters "The Runaways," with Arthur Dunn the chief fu» provider, drew another large audience to the Metropolitan last night. Thfe action of "The Runaways" centers mainly about a certain Gen. Hardtack, who has entered a horse, named Runaway, for the Suburban. If his entry wins he promises to trans port Josey May, a prim a donna, and her entire comic opera troupe, to an island, on the Pacific ocean, called the Isle of Table d'Hote, on which dyspep sia is unknown. Guests of the Ryan hotel noticed an elderly gentleman cordially greet ing a young man scarcely four and a half feet, tall last evening in the dining room. The parties to the happy meet ing were none other than Col. Henry Watterson, the distinguished* editor, and Arthur Dunn, the diminutive comedian of "The Runaways" com pany. Col. Watterson had not seen the actor for over a dozen years, al though they were formerly fast friends. As the comedian bid the editor good by he turned aside and said: "There's a man who should have been president of the United States twenty-five years ago." It is evident that De Wolf Hopper and his '"Wang" company, booked for Thursday. Friday and Saturday at the Metropolitan, is going to attract an unusual gathering of both local and out of town admirers, for fully one third of the early demand for seats at the opening of the sale this morning came from neighboring towns. The bill at the Metropolitan the first half of next week, starting Sunday evening and including a Wednesday matinee, will be Miss Blanche Ring in "Vivian's Papas." This attraction comes here from a successful four months' run in Chicago. The attraction at the Metropolitan for the latter half of next week, be ginning Thursday, will be the young actor, William Morris, in a farcical comedy entitled "Who's Brown." Thrilling situations, sensational cli maxes and much comedy abound in Harry Clay Blaney's military play, "Across the Pacific," at the Grand. This play is a great favorite with patrons of this theater. The play runs the entire week, including matinees tomorrow and Saturday. Ridy Scarboro, the leading male character in "Sis Hopkins," in which Miss Rose Melville will appear at the Grand next week, is a type of young country lawyer. Singlehanded and in spite of opposition he fights the fight of decency and honesty and wins. The vaudeville bill at the Star is composed of a number of clever turns and well rounded out by a burlesque that is snappy and full of good music. What the Editors Say R. C. Dunn has made his reply to the latest reports from the office of the public examiner. It is quite lengthy, and a considerable portion of it is de voted to abuse of Public Examiner Johnson and of Gov. VanSant: more to telling what a good state auditor he made and how carefully he guarded the interests of the state, and but very little to the specific charges made by the public examiner. It is a reply which would do at the close of a short campaign, when the minds of the peo ple are made up as to how they propose to vote and when nothing more than a declaration of innocence Is demanded from the candidate—but it does not seem to be. a satisfactory defense for the thoughtful men of Minnesota, and who have plenty of time to examine the reports and the reply carefully.— St. Cloud Journal Press. If any Republican In Minnesota ex cept himself has done anything worthy of credit during the past ten years, R. C. Dunn failed to mention it in his speech here the other night: According to Dunn he himself is the only simon pure reformer, the only man who made the timber men pay, the mining men pay, who has been a terror to the railroads, and who has made the cor porations pay their* taxes. Everybody else was weak, incapable, rascally. It must be humiliating to the rest of the members of that party to feel of how little consequence they have been.—■ Morris Times. State Auditor Dunn, once upon a time, very accommodatingly let his friend Buckman, the present congress man seeking re-election in the Sixth, settle for some timber trespass for $4,000. Now the attorney general of the state has declared that settlement illegal, null and void, and has insti tuted suit against Buckman for $34, --000. Quite a difference, isn't it? Wonder if this was one of those settle ments "for the best interests of the state," that Mr. Dunn has spoken of so often?— Jordan Independent. Tax abstracts have been jolted for another year, and the yellow dog, the old clock on the wall, the faithful housewife's sewing machine, the family cow. and about all the man of scant resources has is duly listed, while the diamonds and jewelry and plated ware, stocks and bonds, etc- get off with a very light tax burden. Tax reform travels behind a pair of very aged oxen. —Princeton Union. If such "tremendous" pressure can be brought to bear on Dunn before the election, how would it be were he placed in the governor's chair? Bob seems to have forgotten about that lit tle speech he made some time ago in which he stated that he wore no man's collar. He seems to be wearing some one's collar' —and it's a misfit at that. — Norman County Herald. T Among the Merrymakers Looks Impossible Calvert Jr.—l notice the United States government has made a very serious mis take. Baity Moore—What's that? • Calvert Jr. —They've launched a cruiser named Milwaukee. Baity Moore —Well, Where's the mis take in that? Calvert Jr. —What! Can you conceive of anything named Milwaukee existing on water? —Baltimore American. So Delicate "That's Mrs. Marrimuch, the society leader." explained the man who knew. "My: you don't say?" replied the ple beian. "She's in half mourning, isn't she?" "Ye 3. You see. three of her six hus bands are dead." —Philadelphia Ledger. Rare "Of course you want your steak well done?" We asked, then our mistake we saw; Because the college man got up And shouted wildly. "Raw! Raw! Raw." —Cleveland Leader. Walking Back Sue Brette —Do they charge your com pany full rates on the railroad? Foote Light—Going out. they do. We don't pay anything coming back.— Yonkers Statesman. Enthusiasm He—We lived high when we were in ' Paris. She—Oh. I imagine I'd just adore one of those little rooms on the sixth floor, too. —New Orleans Times-Democrat, ■'■•■ : ...;--<-..,.. •;..■....•. T-. ■■■■-•"..■■ ;• ■■-■;'*; '.',*-• -'"'-'■■■_'■---".* .■-••• ■ ■...'•."■..■ ■ ■"■•■■:' . - RUSSIAN AND TWO JAPS NATURALIZED Court Clerks Take Due Precau tions to Protect the Minority Candidate for Papers "Lend me your heaviest piece of ar tillery, Phil," said Clerk Bazille, of the district court yesterday afternoon to Sheriff Justus. "We anticipate a rough house upstairs. Two Japs and one Russian are to appear for their naturalization papers, and it looks like sure death for the Russian." Th^sheriff dug out an ancient blun derbuss and two gigantic horse pistols. "Be careful of those pistols, Bazille," he cautioned. "I think a lot of those horse pistols. I raised them from Colts." The clerk enlisted the aid of Cashier Joseph J. Jansen, of the county treas urer's office, and Deputy Auditor Keller, both of whom are men with past reputations in the athletic line which they are anxious to sustain. "If there's any trouble just watch me bowl them over," said Jansen. "I'm there strong on this scrapping thing," said Keller. Together the three proceeded cau tiously up the stairs. Together they lined up in front of his honor. The judicial presence must be held sacred, they argued, and*all three were ready to lay down their lives that the person of a good judge should be unharmed. Japs Are Brought In The Japs were first brought into court. ''Name, please," said the clerk. "Takajiro Fokio," was the response. The fountain pen refused to flow when called upon to transcribe the name. "Please repeat the second spasm," was ordered, and the Jap complied. The first Jap was given his prelimi nary papers, and the second stepped up. please," was asked again. "K. Wado," was answered. The clerk again had trouble with his pen, but finally placed the name on the record. "You, Keller, guard the Japs, and don't let them break loose when the Russian is brought into court," Bazille instructed his warriors. The Russ was placed in jeopardy. "Name, please," again said the polite clerk. Had His Name With Him "Dimitoschvitch Kurwoatshkysky," he answered. '•Hand me out the English of that," requested the clerk. 'John Netzel," was the answer. "Residence, 8 Acker street." "That's better," said the clerk, and then he quickly put John through the red tape, and handed him out his final documents. The Russian was escorted down stairs, placed on a street car headed for anywhere, and after a proper in terval the Jiips were turned loose. The artillery was transported to Phil Justus, the cashier and the deputy auditor returned to their desks, and the county building heaved a great sigh of relief over the consummation of the great naturalization feat. TWO CHINESE LODGED IN THE COUNTY JAIL Celestials Charged With Illegal Entry into the United States Wung Hang and A. Tang, two inno cent-looking Chinese, were brought to St. Paul yesterday by United States Marshal W. H. Grimshaw, from Du luth, charged with being in the United States illegally. They were to have had a hearing be fore United States Commissioner Spencer late in the afternoon, but aa the commissioner had other business on hand the hearing was postponed un til 10 o'clock this morning. In the meantime they were lodged in the county jail. The Orientals are well dressed, hav ing adopted the American style of wearing apparel. They were seeming ly deeply grieved over the fact that Uncle Sam does not appreciate them. CONVICTION OF ST. LOUIS MEN SUSTAINED Bogus Naturalization Experts Prose cuted by Folk Must Serve Time James E. Dolan, Thomas E. Barrett and John Garrett, all of St. Louis, Mo., have been added to the list of me,n convicted by Joseph Folk. According to a decision handed down yesterday by the United States circuit court of appeals, they must serve five years in a federal prison, and pay a fine of $1,000. This was the sentence imposed on the men by a lower court, and the decision was affirmed- by the higher tribunal. The three men were concerned in the naturalization frauds which were so extensively practiced in St. Louis in 1902, prior to the fall election. Evi dence against them was overwhelming, and the appeal, after conviction, was liased.on technical errors in the indict ments. Mrs. Eroux Files Cross Bill Felicia Eroux has filed her answer te the suit for absolute divorce brought against her by her husband, Joseph Eroux, and denies all the charges made by the plaintiff. She flies a counter bill, alleging desertion on the part of her husband, gross and continued hab its of intemperance, and willful neglect. She asks for the custody of the one minor child. Mrs. Eroux is fifty years of age and her husband nine years older. They were married in 1869. Sues to Recover Goods Demanding the return of household goods valued at $356.50, and damages amounting to $150, Phillip Crowley has started suit against Catherine ana Therese L» Crowley and Elizabeth Del avan in the county court. He alleges that the goods were taken from his possession by stealth Oct. 14, and since that time unlawfully retained by the defendants. Will Explain Charges Today E. Thurston and Jesse Smith, charged with insulting Mrs. B. Kane, Fifth and Pine streets, Sunday afternoon, will have a hearing in police court today. Mrs. Kane was unable to appear against them yesterday and sent her six-year old daughter to the court, but Judge Hine said her testimony could not be accepted in piace of her mother's. CONTRACTORS MUST RUSH THEIR WORK Board of County Commission" ers Will Hold Them to Their Agreements A resolution designed to compel con tractors who are in the habit of bid ding on city work to turn their atten tion to the rapid completion of their contracts was introduced at the meet ing of the county commissioners yes terday afternoon by Commissioner Powers and passed by an almost unan imous vote. The resolution calls for a penalty to be attached to every contract, depend ent upon the completion of the con tract on the day specified. Contractors have> heretofore been in the habit of taking their time on county work, but in the future the penalty of a certain fine per day will be strictly enforced, and contractors held to the very letter of their agreement with the county. County Surveyor Irvine reported that he had accepted the pumping sta tion at well No. 1, and that the ca pacity of the station, on a test, proved to be 1,525,000 gallons in twenty-four hours. He recommended that well No. 2 be equipped with a similar plant. An estimate of $1,794 for well No. 1 was allowed. The question of making allowances for a road across the Minnesota Belt Line railway and connecting with the New Brighton road was referred to the county attorney and the county sur veyor. It was argued against the road that it would direct trade away from St. Paul and Ramsey county over into Minneapolis and Hennepin county, and there was a strong current of feel ing against the project. TO HAUL 1905 WHEAT Farmers' Shipping Will Extend Its North Dakota Line President Joseph M. Kelly and John W. Maher, .one of the heavy stockhold ers in the Farmers' Grain and Shipping company, Devils Lake, N. D., are nego tiating with St. Paul capitalists for the building of an extension of some twen ty-five miles of the company's railroad north from its present terminus at Garske, N. D. . It is expected to complete the pre liminary surveys for the extension this fall, and to finance the extension that actual building may be commenced in the spring and the road completed in time to handle the 1905 wheat crop. The Farmers' Grain and Shipping company is the owner of one of the most successful farmers' railroads in the United States. It is bonded for less than $4,000 per mile and has, since it was built, done a thriving business. The objective point to which the com pany expects to build its line next season is Starkweather, and the exten sion will traverse, according to its pro- , moters, one of the richest agricultural sections in North Dakota. It is said that the new part of the line will not be bonded for more than $4,000 per mile to insure its construction. All the stock of the company is held by the farmers of the district covered by the road, with the exception of a few shares held by Devils Lake busi ness men. PUPILS FIGHT FIRE AND SAVE SCHOOL Children at Highwood Organize Bucket Brigade and Check Flames Pupils of the S. S. Taylor school, at Highwood, saved the structure from being burned to the ground yesterday at noon by fighting a fire with buckets. The blaze originated in the basement about 12:30 o'clock, and burned up through the floor before it was dis covered, the children being out of doors. Several boys carried water and kept the flames in check until appa ratus arrived from St. Paul. The- loss to the building will not exceed $40. The cause of the fire is not known. News Condensed Denver, Col. —The threatened injunction against the proposed bond issue of $45. --000,000 of the Colorado Fuel & Iron com pany did not materialize at the annual meeting of the stockholders. The re funding plan was adopted as outlined in the agreement between the debenture bondholders and the refunding committee. Havana—The house of representatives has been the scene of disorder ever since the opening of the session on March 4. The Liberals have pursued the usual tac tics of obstruction, being present in order to draw pay.. but withdrawing to break a quorum before any business could be transacted. Lisbon —The Portuguese cabinet has re signed. This was because King Charles declined to adjourn parliament at the re quest of Premier Ribeiro, who requested that sanction be taken in order that the government might consider plans for a punitive expiditaon against the Cuanha tnas. Washington. D. C—Preliminary steps have been taken by the federal govern ment towards the removal of James A. Dnraont, inspector of hulls, and Thomas H Barrett, inspector of boilers, both of the port of New York. This is the result of the Slocum disaster. Schuylerville, N. V.—The 127 th anniver sary of Burgoyne's surrender to Gen. Gates was observed by the dedication of the Saratoga county Civil war veteran's monument in the shadow of the Saratoga battle monument. Washington, D. C.—The commission ap pointed to appraise the property condemn ed for a site for the office building of the senate made its report, the award ag gregating J746.111. Brookline, Mass.—Crazed by drink. Har ry Bowles shot and killed his wife and killed Policeman Joseph Mac Murray, who atempted his arrest. Bowles was cap tured. Pittsburg. Pa—One of the results of the improved conditions in the iron and steel trade is the heavy buying of pig iron, some important sales having been made at advanced prices. Providence. R. I.—The annual anniver sary of the Sunday Sctiool Uniort of the Methodist Episcopal Church of America will be held here Oct. 27-31. St. Louis. Mo.—The international con gress of the heads of schools for the deaf convened at the world's fair grounds. Christiania. Norway—The new tariff pro j posals include a duty of 5 per cent ad I valorem on machinery.