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The St. Paul Globe THE GLOBE CO.. PUBLISHERS Official City or Entered at Postofflce at St. Paul. Minn., as Second-Class Matter. TELEPHONE CALLS Northwestern—Business. 10«5 Main. Editorial. 7R Main. , ■ Twin City—Business. 1066; Editorial. 78. CITY SUBSCRIPTIONS By" Carrier—Monthly Rate Only Daily only 40 cents per month Dally and Sunday 50 cents per month Sunday 20 cents per month COUNTRY ~SUBBCRTPTION3 By Mall. I 1 mo. |6 mos. |13 mos/ Daily only 25 $1.5*0 $3.00 Daily and Sunday .. .36 2.00 4.00 Bunday 20 1.10 2.00 EASTERN RE PRKBENT ATI YE W. J. MORTON. 150 Nassau St.. New York City. 87 Washington St.. Chicago. THE ST.PAUL DAILY GLOBE'S clrculatio n Is now the larg est morning circulation In St. Paul. ♦ MORE copies of the St. Paul Globe than of any other morn'ng newspaper In St. Paul or Minneapolis are delivered by carriers to regular paid subscrib ers at their homes. THE St. Paul Sunday Globe is new acknowledged to be the brst 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 te reached In any other way. RESULTS COUNT— THE GLOBE GIVES THEM. FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 1905 WHY NOT ENFORCE IT There has been upon the statute books of the United States for the last two years a law familiarly known by the name of the introducer of the bill as the Elkins act. Its existence there establishes two things. First, the rec- ommendation of President Roosevelt for rate legislation, and all the agita tion following: are distinctly political In motive and effect. Second, the inerad icable tendency of the American people is to clamor for more law, when all the law necessary to accomplish what they desire may have been provided many times over. It is really amazing to one who has read the speeches of congress during the last session, the hearings before the interstate commerce commission, the resolutions of boards of trade and other public bodies and the articles in the newspapers to find that practically every single grievance complained of has its specific remedy carefully pro vided in an existing law of the United States. For two years this law has re mained inoperative, because unenforc ed. We say plainly, and we challenge disproof, that if the power of the United States government were put be hind this law to enforce it, pretty nearly every legitimate complaint con nected with the operation of railroads In this country would disappear. It is so extraordinary to find a whole na tion urged to agitate for what it has already got that .we republish the text of this act in our news columns where all may read it. Summarizing briefly this piece of legislation, hardly inferior in character and importance to the original inter state commerce act itself, we find that the first thing done is to identify the corporation and its agents. "Anything done or omitted to be done by a cor poration or common carrier subject to the act," if the same would be a mis demeanor when done or omitted by its agent shall also be attributed as such to the corporation itself. Next the willful failure of a carrier to file and publish its tariff of rates and strictly to observe them is a misdemeanor. subjecting the corporation guilty to a fine of not less than $1,009 or more than $20,000 for each offense. The fol lowing language is so pertinent to what is in all men's minds today that we quote it again here: It shall be unlawful for any person, per sons or corporation to offer, grant or to give, or to solicit, accept or receive any rebate, concession or discrimination in re spect of the transportation of any property ! In interstate or foreign commerce by any common carrier subject to said act to reg ulate commerce and the acts amendatory thereto whereby any such property shall by any device whatever be transported at a less rate than that named in the tar iffs published and filed by such carrier as Is required by said act to regulate com merce and the acts amendatory thereto or whereby any other advantage is given or discrimination is practiced. Every person or corporation who offers, grants, gives, solicits, accepts or receives any such favor is guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction must be fined not less than $1,000 or more .than $20,000. We come now to quite as important a provision for making the law effective. It is declared that in construing and enforcing the act the omissions or acts of any officer, agent or other person acting for the common carrier shail be deemed the act, omis sion or failure of the carrier itself. Published tariffs are to be deemed the legal rate, and any departure therefrom Is proof of guilt. The recipient of a favor is held equally guilty with the giver, and thus the big trusts that try to compel rebates are brought into court along with the railroads that give them. AH persons interested in or affected by a rate, are made parties to pro ceedings before the interstate* com merce • commission. That body is au thorized to bring facts discovered im mediately before the circuit court of the United States having jurisdiction. The court must thereupon take imme diate cognizance of the matter. We quote again from the law a provision which makes its ignoring by the fed eral government most astonishing: It shall be the duty, of the several dis trict attorneys of the United States, when ever the attorney general shall direct, either of his own motion or upon the re quest of the interstate commerce commis sion, to institute and prosecute such pro ceedings, and the proceedings provided for by this act shall not preclude the bring ing of suit for the recovery of damages by any party injured, or any other action provided by Raid act approved Feb. 4, 1&87, entitled an act to regulate commerce and the acts amendatory thereof. What steps has the president of the United States, the interstate commerce commission or the United States dis trict attorneys taken under this act? Finally, in order to make the opera tion of the act practically effective and to close up the avenue by which in the past offenders have escaped, it is specifically provided that the court shall have power to compel the attend ance of witnesses and the production of books and papers, and that no one shall be excused from testifying on the ground that his evidence may tend to criminate himself. As a last clinch er, the act to expedite the hearing of such suits by giving them precedence is applied to the enforcement of this law. Let any intelligent reader scan these provisions carefully. He finds there the most drastic regulations against rebates, discriminations and every thing complained of today in the rail road world. He finds there penalties prescribed which, if enforced, would compel any railroad either to give up the illegal practice or to bankrupt Its treasury. He finds both parties to these offenses joined in the proceeding, so that each may share the punish ment. He finds courts of the United States thrown open to such proceed ings everywhere and the utmost expe dition secured. He finds the legal rep resentatives of the United States di rected to enforce the law. Now if he turns to th"c records he will search in vain for any activity on the part of the interstate commerce commission to make this act effective, or for any recognition by the president of its binding force. Committees may sit and congress legislate from now until doomsday, probably, without being able to frame any law more compre hensive, more practical, more effective than this neglected act of 1903. Why is it not enforced? In mitigation of the offense against good taste committed by the mikado in wearing that dinky little goatee, let us commend to the esteemed Chicago Trib une the beautiful bunch of 'skers that Gen. Nogl is pushing into the face of the enemy. THE BENEFICENT MR. LOWRY That benefactor of St. Paul, Presi dent Lowry of the Twin Ctty Rapid Transit company, seems to be in such a melting mood towards this city that the time appears ripe for approaching him with a proposition to undertake general supervision of the city finances. This suggestion is inspired by the fact that it is about to be shown to the city fathers that the proper thing to do at this juncture is to take the thirty thou sand dollars so gracefully contributed to the city treasury by Mr. Lowry as compensation for a thirty-four year copper riveted cinch on the exclusive rights to use the streets of the city, and build with it a pavilion for Mr. Lowry's patrons at Lake Como. It will be shown to those same guardians of St. Paul that the proposed widening of Sibley street down to the union station was only a little Joke of the kind sometimes indulged* between gentlemen engaged in the solution of difficult problems of city government. In due time the money will be set aside and a beautiful stucco palace will be put on the shores of classic Como, wherein the common people will b» permitted to re pose and absorb the natural beauties so kindly provided for them by Mr. Lowry. Incidentally the same com monalty may absorb ice cream soda and ham sandwiches also set forth by the grace of Mr. Lowry and dispensed at a small charge and without regard to profit—the object of this Carnegie of the suburban resort game being to cheer the Inner man and fortify him to the end that he may not get a surfeit of scenery and may come again. The anxiety of Mr. Lowry to induce in the public mind an appreciation of the beautiful in suburban scenery la almost painful. Almost any other man owning a cinch on a gross Income of 85,000,000 nickels a year would be sat isfies to let his clients waste his money on absurd projects looking to the broadening of an alley used as a thor oughfare to a mere union station. But this philanthropist is willing to under take the burden of adding to the pos sible joys of the citizen who travels abroad with his '■. family at the rate of one nickel per travel, even at the im minent risk of increasing' the 85,000,000 nickels he is now trying to get rid of by paying taxes, by several millions more. Like the Missouri farmer, whose ■ mission in life was admitted to be rais ing hogs to - get more money to . buy more land "to :raise more hogs,sMr. "ll6u'ry?ls'in-a* fair "way; to go : on get ting nickels 'to build nav&ioiis to tret THE ST. PAUL GLOBE. FRIDAY. MARCH 24, 1905 more nickels to build more pavilions until eventually he will have the land scape plastered over with pavilions and a corner on the nickel market. Mr. Lowry is a good thing and he should be pushed along. It Is the plain duty of the council to take advantage of the complaisant state of mind of Mr. Lowry to give him another franchise and slip a clause in, while he Isn't looking, which will compel him to take charge of the city's treasury and spend the money in building hot and cold air pavilions all along the route from the corporation attorney's office to the council chamber, by way of Lake Como. A sojourr-er in Milwaukee has dis covered that there is a milk famine there. The natives would never have known it. A SITE COMMISSION Opposed as it is to the multiplying of boards in general, The Globe would be inclined to look with lenience j upon the creation of some public body t to which should be assigned the duty of selecting Rites for any public build- Ings or institutions hereafter to be erected. It is a mark of legislative pettiness that this difficulty of selecting a site determines the fate of measures of the first rank in importance. Do we want to make additional provision for the insane or the helpless, do we want to separate the sexes in the state training school, do we want to do any of those things that the state ought to do, but that Tequire the erection of a building, forthwith everything else is lost sight of in the squabble to se cure what is regarded as a plum for some particular city or town. The whole fate of a meritorious measure, and the fate likewise of scores or hun dreds of helpless creatures, depends upon local Jealousies and rivalries and the strength of local factions in the legislature. We sincerely believe that the public interest would be advanced if this whole question of locating public in stitutions could be eliminated from legislative work. It might be worth while to provide for a commission con sisting of the governor and two other state officers by whom all public insti tutions hereafter erected should be lo cated. This would at least leave the general proposition to stand or to fall on its merits, and not discredit the state by preventing the passage of legisla tion on which all right thinking and right feeling people are agreed until two or more counties or towns get through pulling and hauling over an expenditure amounting to a few thou sands of dollars. The legislature would do well to create a site commission. It •would save about one-fourth of the entire time of its successors, and would prevent the regular defeat of some of the most meritorious bills introduced. Let us hope that President Smith told the truth to the Mesdames Smith. AN EVIL DEVICE The people almost without exception •will commend the course of the police department in putting slot machines under the ban. Big and little, trade device or gambling machine, all of them ought to go. It has been found by experience that It is impossible to stop the steady progress of those who use the machines from harmless pur chasing to actual gambling. Neither is It possible to restrain the steady pressure of the owners and the agents of the more objectionable machines if other devices are permitted. The slot machine is not as harmless as it looks, even in its simplest form. Familiarity and habit count for a lot In this world. The boy who has been accustomed in the most innocent way to buy gum or candy by dropping a penny in the slot will not distinguish between that and dropping a nickel in the slot a little later on to see whether he gets back some more nickels or gets nothing. Ingenuity could hardly de vise anything better calculated to de velop the gambling impulse that is in herent in human nature, or to lead the young more surely by insensible steps into unknown dangers. There is no plea to be made on be half of the slot machine as such. It has no economic value. It saves no labor, creates no business and has no reason for existence. We hope that It will be put permanently out of com mission, and that the police will keep It out of St. Paul for all time to come. Among the sturdier and more Inde pendent citizens the fads of the hour count for nothing. County Commis sioner Nicholas Pottgieser would scorn the suggestion that he might follow the fashion in taking on the hourglass figure. Just think of how useful a big audi torium would be in case it should oc cur to somebody to hold a mass meet ing for the purpose of indorsing the county board. Now is the time to sub scribe. If Mr. Burt digs the ditch there will be no complaint for anybody to make about the necessity for digging up his $100,000. But many a good man broke his pick at a softer job. Perhaps some of these days' Presi dent Smith will get a revelation that will lead him to have some regard for the truth. There are some sighs indicating a disposition on the part of Secretary Taft to do Hay while the sun shines on hi* vacant chair. ft is spring If you don't believe It W*»k at the calendar. fe ——^- —-? Contemporary Comment! &-—:;•••;;-- --* -••- .;• • _4 . Not a "Plum" Exactly It would seem as though the average, normal man would positively refuse. to be - governor of : Colorado - unless he couldn't find -work, at any other Job. — Chicago News. ' , Deserves a Carnegie Medal Now that Secretary-Hay has tried to explain the Dillingham-Sanchez proto col, his personal devotion to the presi dent cannot be auestioned. —New York World. Might Have Asked Permission And as to that address to the mem bers. Editor Bok may feel that Presi dent Roosevelt is trenching on his (Bok's) province.—Milwaukee Sentinel. That Would Put It to Rout Perhaps it would be prudent for New Orleans to organize a beanblower bri gade to stop the onslaught of that ter rible Venezuelan army.—Boston Globe. He Spoke It -From His Heart Out" Inasmuch as the mothers' congress h.)s no votes. President Roosevelt's ad dress must be regarded as entirely dis interested.—Washington Star. The Victim of Another Conspiracy Having earned $64.40 in witness fees Andrew Carnegie is on easy street, de spite the common belief- that he would die poor.—Detroit Tribune. Right Up to Sherman's Definition You could get the whole Spanish war in that sixty mile battle line in Man churia and you wouldn't notice the difference.—Baltimore Sun. Some Men Must Be Full of Them Kentucky has discovered a queer bug that is never happy till it has bor ed its way into a whisky cask. —New York Herald. Couldn't Help Doing Them Mrs. Chadwick may yet plead as an extenuating circumstance that some of her victims were temptingly easy.— Chicago News. An Awful Jolt for James Commissioner James R. Garfleld should investigate the lobster trust. He is the ideal man for the job.—Syracuse Telegram. Bad Outlook for South Dakota Divorces are brisk and lively in New York, closing at the market price of $18 asked.—Baltimore Sun. Beef Trust If the beef trust isn't making money, why doesn't it dissolve and go to farm ing.—Memphis Commercial Appeal. What the Editors Say <§> 4 The house committee on public ac counts and expenditures which is now conducting an investigation of Public Examiner Johnson's reports as to tim ber trespass cases during Auditor Dunn's administration needs to make it very plain to the people of the state that it is not superintending a white washing affair. The charge has al ready been made by ! Mr. . Dunn's ene mies that it is just what the committee is doing. Of course the charge is. to be expected, but the committee's inves tigation should be. so rigid | and thor ough that the charge will be effectually disproved. -What we want is the truth, —Bemidji Sentinel. V-" Yes, we must disagree most emphat ically with our present member In the house regarding the method of secur ing railroad and warehouse commis sioners. We do not believe the gov ernor should appoint them, as in that case they would be selected from among those party workers who had been most active in the matter of se curing the election of the governor. If the board cannot be elected legally on account of constitutional restrictions, then change the constitution, but let the board be elected by the popular vote of the people.—Madison Independ ent-Press. Mrs. O'Reilly of Habana is suing our government for damages in having de prived her of the family privilege of slaughtering all the beef used in Ha bana. John O'Parrel is elected secre tary of Cuba. The names would in still a power in the island. —Crookston Press. Collier's Weekly has a congressional "roll of dishonor," made up of the members who voted for the "mileage grab." We regret to see the names of two Minnesota members therein, M - Cleary and Tawney—St. Cloud Journal- Press. The governor of Kansas Is right when he says that Rockefeller and men of his ilk are the real promoters of so cialism. The people want simply what they have a right to—a fair chance and •"a square deal."—Red Wing Repub lican. A bill has been Introduced in the legislature increasing the penalty for using slot machines. What's the mat ter with using' what law we have at the present time. —Princeton Union. Notwithstanding: the change of com manders the Russian army continues to nin.mind their new leader was the first to get on the linevltch of retreat. — Duluth Herald. 1 TODAY'S WEATHER f 4> r — : —i WASHINGTON. March 2*.—Forecast: Minnesota —Fair Friday; Saturday fair, colder in west portion, variable 'winds. North Dakota—Fair Friday, wanner in central and east portions; Saturday fair, colder. * ; South Dakota—Fair, wanner Friday; Saturday fair, colder. Upper Michigan— Friday, rain or snow in north portion; Saturday part ly cloudy and warmer; fresh west winds, becoming variable. Wisconsin— Friday; Saturday fair, wanner, fresh west winds; becoming va riable. lowa—Fair Friday, warmer In northwest portion; Saturday fair, warmer in east portion. Montana—Fair Friday, except rain In extreme northwest portion; colder In northwest- portion; Saturday fair. St. Paul —Observations taken yesterday by the United States weather-, bureau, W. E. OUv«y, observer, for the twenty four hours ended at 7 o'clock last night (barometer corrected for temperature and elevation): Barometer. 59.70; relative hu midity. 86; weather, cloudy; "maximum temperature. 60; minimum temperature. 37; dally range. 13; mean temperature. 44; 7 p. m. temperature. 44; .wind at 7 p. m.. west; precipitation. .16- Yesterday's temperature at other points: •BpmHlgh| *BpmHJgh Alpena 38 40 Jacksonville ..62 70 Battleford 48 54 Los Angeles . .64 "4 Bismarck 44 48 Madison 40 46 Buffalo 48 58 Marquette - 40 42 Boston .. 38 40 Memphis ..". ...72 76 Chicago .. 46 60 Medicine Hat.. 52 54 Cincinnati ....66 72! Milwaukee ....44 64 Cleveland 60. 64 Minnedosa 38 44 Denver .-.50 52 Montreal ......38 42 Dcs M01ne5...50 New 0r1ean5...63 78 Detroit .66 64.New York ....36 46 Duluth ..... .'.38 " 44*Omaha 50 52 El Paso ..... .66 70, San ■ Francisco.sß 5S Edmonton ...".46 52 St. Louis .....48 70 Escanaba ....38. 3S;SaltLake 48 50 Galveston ..:.6S - 72.San Ant0ni0... 76 82 Grand Rapids.s4 62 San Diego 64 66 Green Bay 38 42 S. Ste. Marie..3B 40 Havre '........56 Washington .. .46 4S Helena ....~.52. 53 Winnipeg : 36 38 Huron .:..... 48 55) --•Washington time (7 £>. m. St. Paul). llfc^ ■mimii mj>«mm ■ uTimi nirt— mi urilH At St. Paul Theaters A complete review of the production of "Parsifal" will be found on page 6. "Checkers" is to be the attraction at the Metropolitan opera house for one week next Sunday night. With the popular character comedy will be seen identically the same cast em ployed during the play's last and pres ent seasons. Thomas W. Ross still plays the title role and is assisted by Katherine Mulkins, Harriet Worthlnc ton. Ella Sothecn, Charles Willard. Dave Brahanr Jr.. Wallace Worsley, Joseph Wllkes and nearly one hundred and fifty others. There will be but three more per formances of Charles E. Blaney's "More to be Pitied Than Scorned." at the Grand. The play introduces characters connected with the church and stage ar-d contains many new situations and climaxes. The musical portion of the play is quite entertaining and is pre sented by several capable vaudeville performers. There will be a matinee tomorrow at 2:30. The attraction at the Grand next week beginning Sunday matinee will be "Yon Yonson." a Swedish dialect comedy with a plot well worth while. David Drattstrom interprets the role of the Swede "just over." As the play progresses "Yon" shows evidence of gradually becoming Americanized. It is said that since the death of Gus Heege. no one has assumed the character so well as Mr. Brattstrom, who originated the part in England. The play is staged with new scenic equipment and acces sories. There will be two performances for women today at the Star. «The bill is one of the best of the season and the radium dance forms a most attractive feature. Souvenirs of the change in pro gramme will be presented to each lady in the audience. «> . «> Among the Merrymakers] —: <& A Man of Nerve • '"Myrtilla." said the old gentleman sharply, "that young man you had in the parlor last night is dull, of comprehension. All I had to do was cough when the other chaps remained too late and they would take - the hint and depart. Did this one say anything when I coughed last night?" "Yes." replied the beautiful daughter, "he said the next time he called he was going to bring you a bottle of coughing sirup."—NewarkTN'ews. _ Self-Approving "Do you feel that you did anything for the good of your country?" asked the serious citizen. "I don't know about that." answered the congressman. "But I feel that I have a better record than some in not doing any damage."—Washington Star. Unfortunate ' "Miss Cayenne is very unfortunate." "She has a remarkable gift of repar tee." . \ "Yes. When she tries to be sincerely complimentary people take It for granted that she is being sarcastic."—Washington Star. .;.■«-■ Polite Place to Fight Johnny—Mamma, why did you say I should not -fight Willie Jnnes when I am at his house or when he is at my house? Mamma—Because it Isn't polite. Johniiy — Huh! Then 1 s'pose I'll have to lay for him and fight him on the street.—Los Angeleg Express. News Condensed Washington—President Roosevelt has approved the sentence of the courtmartlal Inflicted upon Midshipman Arrowwood of North Carolina, recently tried for deser tion from the navy. The sentence, carries with it dismissal from the navy and the. law provides that a man so dismissed shall not hereafter be eligible to any of the rights of citizenship. Arrowwood claimed it was Impossible for him to lead a moral, religious life in the navy- Paris —The chamber of deputies con tinued the debate on the bill for the separ ation of church and state. Mons. Deschanel (rep.), former president of the house, de clared the debate was the most important since the revolution, as it concerned the abolition of a religious regime which had existed for five centuries. Rome —There was a turbulant discus*tf»n In the chamber of deputies over the cabi net crisis. Foreign Minister Glttoni out lined what will be his programme in the event of his becoming premier, insisting especially on the necessity of punishing the authors and organizers of the railway strike or obstructism. Washington—President Rooosevelt re cently appointed Gen. Rosser, youngest brigadier general in the confederate army, postmaster at Charlottesville, Va. Now Gen. Rosser will be nominated as United States agent for the western district of Virginia. Rosser formerly lived In Min nesota. Dover, Del.—The legislature has ad journed without electing a senator. Ad dicks received Si on the last vote. The vacancy in the senate will therefore con tinue until the next ne.««sion of the legis lature, in January. 1907, unless there is an election by an extra session. Santiago. Chile—The astronomical ex pedition sent out by D. O. Mills of New York is rapidly accomplishing its object. Twenty double stars have been discov ered. The expedition was sent from Lick observatory, Cal., to search for new Manila. P. I.—Gen. Allen of the con stabulary*, in command of the federal troops In the Island of Samar. reports that the uprising among the Pulajanes is now under control and that the majority of the regular troops will be withdrawn. St. John's. N. F. —The Newfoundland government has ordered customs collec tors to refuse American fishing vessels licenses to procure bait in colonial wa ters, the government Intending to intro duce legislation to enforce the bait act. Berlin —The Hamburg-Anfprican line Is building a ne^w steamer which will be fitted oat with an invention of Otto Shirk, an engineer of Hamburg, which It is expected will reduce the rolling of vessels at sea to a minimum. Dublin—John Conroy. who is wanted in Washington on the charge of embezzle ment, has been arrested at Ballymote. County Sligo. where he had' arrived to visit relatives. New York—Gessler Rosseau. charged with having sent an infernal machine to the dock of the steamship I'mbrta on May 9. 1903. is on trial before Recorder Goft and a jury. Tuma. Arix. —H. Rider Haggard, the English novelist, is among the passengers held by the flood here, and ha* been put ting in his time taking pleasure trips down the valley. Springfield. 111. —The house passed a bill making the alluring nf children <i felony, punishable with from one to twenty years' imprisonment. Candia, Crete —A serious outbreak occur red between fifteen French soldiers and twenty Greek marines. Six Creek and two Frenchmen were killed. Washington—Herbert G. Dering. second secretary of the British embassy at Washington, soon will be promoted to a European post. Bucksport, Me.—Lieut. R. E. Peary's arctic steamship was launched success fully. It was christened Roosevelt by Mrs. Peary. London —Allan Johnson has been gazet ted minister at Copenhagen in succession to Sir Edward Goschen, transferred to Vienna. Brockton, Mass.—What appears to be a final estimate places the number killed In the recent explosion at fifty-eight. Madrid—The duke of Conn*ught has ar rived to visit King Alfonso DROP SALARY BILL House Members Hurry to Cor- ridors on Roll Call Demands upon the appropriation committee for increased salaries for various state officers yesterday suc ceeded in defeating in the house, tem porarily at least, the Smith bill giving members of the legislature $500 a year. Added to the complications of other claims for more salaries, the fear of their constituents was in the hearts of some members, and the bill was lost by the narrow margin of three votes. Sherman S. Smith, the father of the bill, mustered fifty-seven votes for it. There were but firiy votes against it. and had Smith been able to force the presence of a dozen members who "ducked" for the corridors when the bill was reached on the calendar, he could have passed it. The weak members were willing that their colleagues should vote for the measure that would double the pay of their successors, but did not care to encounter a possible opposition to the bill in their districts. When the author saw that the bill was lost he changed his vote and secured a reconsideration. It remains on the calendar to be brought up at a favorable moment, when it is freely predicted that the bill will pass the house. Its chances in the senate are said to be even more favorable than in the house. The only speeches against the Smith bill were when members explained their votes. Marcus Lauritsen. George E. Per ley and Elias Rachie declaVed that their negative position was due to a desire to be consistent. Other state officers were asking for increases. They did not propose to vote for these, and hence could not vote to Increase their own or their successors' salaries. The present compensation of house members and senators is $5 a day and amounts at each biennial session to about $530. The effect of the Smith bill would "be to practically double the pay of the legislators, and to pay the amount in four installments during each two years. HENNEPIN DENIES ALL EFFORT TO STEAL HOME Washburn Insists That Timberlake Was Acting on Own Responsibility The HfnWepln delegation in the house has disclaimed the attempt of H. B. Timberlake of the Henuepin delegation to so amend the Dunn bill that Hen nepin would be eligible for selection as the site for the proposed state home for indigent crippled children. When the Dunn bill came before the house yesterday for final passage, following the striking out of the Timberlake amendment Wednesday, W. D. Wash burn Jr. entered a vigorous disclaimer to Mr. Tlmberlake's action. "Hennepin never had any claim on the cripples' home." he said. "There seems to be a general impression In the house that we were trying to steal this institution. I know I speak for the delegation when I deny this. The home is a St Paul institution, and we as a delegation never thought of trying to take it to our city." Ramsey county members were un kind enough to say that the Washbum denial was inspired by a fear of re prisals against the state university in terests. HOUSE FAVORS FARM SCHOOL AT CROOKSTON Bennett's Measure Without Appro priation Is Up to Senate Crookston is to have a branch of the state agricultural college if the senate concurs in the Bennett bill, passed by the house yesterday. Unexpected op position appeared to the bill from some country members, bat B. S. Bennett of Fosston. in charge of the bill, secured eighty-seven votes in its favor. His bill originally contained an appropria tion of $100,000. but this was removed in committee, and the appropriations committee is expected to do something for the bill In the omnibus appropria tion bill. The school, when established, is to be under the control of the re gents of the state university and Pres ident Northrop is to direct its general policy. LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT IS NOT SATISFACTORY Representative Row* Wants the Old Boundaries Restored Dissatisfaction over the legislative boundaries in the Eighth ward, St. Paul, has led to the Introduction of a bill by Alvin Rowe to restore the leg islative apportionment to the situation that existed until two years ago. The Rowe bill puts that part of the Eighth west of Western avenue in one district. The remainder of the ward, the Tenth and Kleventh wards and the country outside of the city constitute another district. Mr. Rowe represents the Eighth and Dr. T. C. Fulton of White Bear the country district. Neither will be legislated out of office. COMMITTEE REJECTS ANTI-PASS MEASURE Peterson Bill Will Be- Recommended for Indefinite Postponement Senator Peterson's anti-pass bill, which limits the maximum passenger fare to be charged by railroads within the state to 2 cents a mile, was rec ommended by the senate railroad com mittee for indefinite postponement. The committee was not unanimous, however, and there will be a minority report recommending the bill for pas sage. The minority report will be signed by Senators Cole. Thompson and Jepeon, and it will be offered on the floor of the senate before the com mittee *of the whole. JUVENILE COURT BILL MARKED FOR PASSAGE • The Chamberlain juvenile court bill •was recommended for passage by the house committee yesterday. The bill Is applicable only to cities of 50,000 or over. It provides that one distrir-t judge shall act as judge of the juvenile court. The court is given special juris diction over youthful delinquents, with the right to suspend sentence pending good behavior on the report of the probation officer. Children under 17 are to be arraigned before the juvenile court for practically all offenses, in cluding the minor crimes, incorrigibil ity, drunkenness and the like. Depen dent children are also to be subject to the disposition of the court. Anti-Bucket Shop Bill May Pass Another anti-bucket shop bill bids fair to be passed -by the house. R. J. Wells' bill, designed to prohibit bucket shops in. the state was recommended to pass by the house committee on general legislation yesterday. The bill, it Is claimed by its author, is not intended to interfere with chambers of com merce, but it forbids a trade that is not based on the ability to deliver the actual commodity dealt in. RESENT CRITICISM Articles in University Papers Stir House Committeemen But for the fact that the committee ™en had gone past their usual dinner adWn i.were hunery 'and anxious to hit^n the meeting, the general legis lation committee of the house would editor^ Zf?£ \, V° te Of censure.of the editors of the Alumni Weekly and the Minnesota Darily yesterday. These are the university of Minnesota publica tions that recently scored the board of control for its alleged negligence in not providing Christmas delicacies for the children of the Owatonna state school. It is charged that the man responsible for the publication of the article in the Alumni Weekly is E. B. Johr-son. registrar of the university, while the students are responsible for the utterances of the Daily. While considering the Perley board of control bill yesterday the smolder ing fire flamed up again. A. J. Rockne called up the offending publications, and suggested that a vote of censure be passed by the committee. H. B. Chamberlain, said no one in authority was responsible. Elmer E. Adams, a former regent, declared that a year ago the regents had taken action to sup press any disrespect to the board of control, and he was sure the regents were not responsible for the late publi cation. A. L. Cole said that the re gents had been recreant in not censur ing the authors of the attacks on the board of control. Sherman S. Smith remarked that the members of the board of control were too thinsklnned. and that they would be kept busy If they noticed every criticism of their actions. S. W. Leaven of the board of control, spoke with feeling of the college paper attacks and did not mince, matters in charging responsibility to the regents. "We welcome honest criticism." be said, "but when these attacks are made by men paid by the state through the regents we feel that we have a right to resent them. Two years ago an anony mous circular was issued under the eye of Dean Liggett, basely attacking the board of control. It was circulated broadcast over the state. And now wlu-n a paper published by a man drawing $1.r.00 a year as registrar of the university. $600 as secretary of the state high school board and still find ing time to run a bookstore, the re sponsibility rests with the regents in not publicly rebuking him. They could have stopped these publications had they wanted to." H. B. Chamberlain said that John son had tried to resign as registrar but the board of regents had not let him go. The same publications that Leavett complained of. he said, had also severely criticised the board of re gents in the past. At a subsequent meeting it is ex pected that the committee will adopt a vote of censure of the two college pub lications. LEGALITY OF DORSEY'S BILL IS QUESTIONED Author- Insists That Fair Methods Bo Used in Killing Republican constitutional lawyers in the house have convinced themselves that the Dorsey bill, prohibiting cor porations or their stockholders from making contributions to political cam paign committees and candidates is illegal. R. J. Wells of Breckenridge raised the point of the Dorsey bill's constitutionality yesterday and suc ceeded, against the protest of the author of the bill, in sending it to the judiciary committee for an opinion as to its legal status. Dr. Dorsey de clared the scheme was simply to kill the bill by indirection. "If the house has neither the sand nor the sense to pass this bill, kill it," he said. "But don't employ Cpotball methods to en courage its death." W. B. Anderson, chairman of the judiciary committee, agreed to report out the Dorsey bill within two or three days. AIMS TO REIMBURSE RAMSEY SURVEYORS Legislative Authority Is Sought for Payment of Old Bills An attempt is being made to secure legislative authority for the county commissioners of Ramsey county to re imburse former county surveyors of the county for alleged expenses incurred in visiting county road work. Represent ative John F. Selb yesterday intro duced a bill permitting the commis sioners to audit and allow claims of this character filed and allowed within the past six years, but not paid be cause of a lack of legal authority on the part of the commissioners. Gates A. Johnson and John B. Irvine, former county surveyors, are said to be in terested in the bill to the extent of several hundred dollars each. A bill la now pending in the legislature to give the surveyor in the future $500 a year carriage hire for himself and his depu ties. ANOTHER CHANCE FOR POLLING PLACE BILL Roberts' Measure Is Killed and Then Placed on General Orders "Paternalism run mad." was the des ignation by George E. Perley of Moor head for the Roberts bill prohibiting the presence of election workers with in 300 feet of a polling place. Per ley's remarks were made on the floor of the house yesterday. The bill also prohib ited the distribution of campaign lit erature within the prescribed terri tory. The house by a vote of 57 against to 33 for the bill slaughtered it. Later the vote was reconsidered and the bill will go back to general orders, where It will be toned down to a point where Ita provisions may be enforced. Asbestos Curtain Bill Passed Theaters and halls used for theat rical performances, having seating ca pacities of 600 and over, are to be re quired to be equipped with asbestos or other fireproof curtains. The house without dissent yesterday passed the W. A. Nolan bill, requiring asbestos* curtains. An expected opposition to the bill did not develop. Has Memorial Day Bill O. E. Hogue of Swift, an old soldier member of the house, is author of a bill to further preserve the respect for Decoration day. His bill, besides re enacting the law prohibiting games during certain hours on the <lay of the nation's mourning, declares it unlawful for any saloon to be open in a city or village where memorial services are held. Elks Go to Wlllmar A btg delegation from St. Paul left last night for Willmar. The lodgemen made the journey for the purpose of installing a new lodge of the order in that. city. A special train was prepared for them over the Great Northern. A large class will be initiated. Will Remove Freight House The Jung Brewing company's freight house on. the river front is to be removed to Ihe foot of Chestnut, street ami greatly enlarged and improved. The ground oc cupied by the present.house wilt >>c used 08 the site of a warehouse by Farwell, Ozmun, Kirk & Co. In th© near future.