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The St. Paul Globe U THE GLOBE CO.. PUBLISHERS CfFICIAt. CTf»AOCaff'2ls*'lc6ijftClCk CtTT OF , ■ Fapbr "^^jrTOtfg^'^ £t- Paui i Entered at Postofflce at St. Paul. Minn.. j as Second-Class Matter. j , TELEPHONE CALLS Northwestern — 1065 Main. Editorial. 78 Main. ; Twin City—Business, IOCS; Editorial. 78. CITY SUBSCRIPTIONS *" By Carrier—Monthly Rate Only Jjaily only 40 cents per month JSail'y and Sunday 50 cents per month Sunday 20 cents per month COUNTRY SUBSCRIPTIONS < By- Mall. 1 1 mo. |6 mo». |12 mos. Bally only 25 $1760 I $3.00 aily and Sunday .. .35 2.00 4.00 Sunday 20 1.10 I 2.00 ! EASTERN REPRESENTATIVE JW. J. MORTON. 150 Nassau St., New York City. 87 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 clrcu atlon. ADVERTISERS get 100 per '■ cent more In results for the money they spend on advertising in The Globe than from any other paper. I"HE 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. THURSDAY, APRIL 13, 1905 THE COUNTY ROADS AYe shall watch "with interested con fcern the work of the county board in improving the main roads leading to St. Paul from the country districts. In I no one public work are the people of i this city more vitally interested just [ How than in the proper improvement ; of these roads, and it will be a source ; of real gratification to the men who : have interested themselves to amplify 1 the resources of the county commis sioners to contemplate the fact that the county board is to be provided with adequate funds for the beginning of (.his necessary work. • Tbe Globe has been compelled Jn the past to criticise the county board j for frittering away money in the im provement of insignificant byways that could not be of importance to the city or county except as generally improv ing neighborhoods. It is'not to be de nied that much money has been spent | tiuite senselessly, simply because of the ' demands of individuals who wanted toads from their pastures to the farm homes. Political pull had much to do . nvitta these expenditures and scandal Jias been caused in more than one case. It is now within the power of tlie county board to redeem itself from the errors of the past and build one or more roads that will be of real value to farmers and merchants. Legislative relief has been granted from the handicaps under which the ' board labored and there will presently j be enough money available to make a 1 good start in practical road building. A\C are assured that, if the county board uses ordinary intelligence and Industry in carrying out the plans al ready made, the city and county should immediately profit from the appropria tion of a considerable sum of money. The county commissioners have been sufficiently impressed with the im portance of the work in hand; we will now look to them to deliver the goods. Admiral Dewey says the need of a great navy is accented by the situation in the Russo-Japanese war. Dewey? Let's see. Didn't we buy a house for a party of that name a few years ago? THE IMPENDING BATTLE Experts who have been giving some attention to the rival fleets of Russia and Japan, which may engage in bat tle at an.y hour now, are not so certain that Togo will be able to cripple or de- Btroy Rojestvensky's ships. We have come to regard the Japanese as such excellent masters of their fighting tools that it has been assumed that nothing Js necessary to the success of the Jap anese commander except an oppor tunity to measure metal with the foe. The wish is perhaps father to this thought, but it is not so certain that the event will come off as the admirers of the Japanese prophesy. Rojestvensky is in command of a tnagnificent fleet. His ships are not the crippled tubs that so many other vessels of the Russian navy in the far east turned out to be. In the Baltic fleet, which is said to have been put in the best possible fighting condition dur ing the three months since leaving the Baltic, there are at least five battle ships of the first class. They are heav ily armored and carry big guns. They are supported by a big fleet of cruisers *nd the advantage of weight is certain- ly with the Russian fleet—though we are not certain as to the number and size of the Japanese fleet. It f% improb able that Togo's fleet should be equal to that of Rojestvensky in point of weight or the number of guns. If Togo were compelled to meet the enemy and give battle in a straight artillery duel Rojestvensky would have far the best of the argument. But it is unlikely that the Japanese will take any chance. His ships, though smaller, will be han dled more smartly than. Rojestvensky's, and the attack upon the Baltic fleet will be in the form of incursions along the edges of the body of ships, "snip ing" for isolated vessels. The news this morning tells of a re ported engagement, but it is unlikely that the affair will be general. Togo may be depended on to do something brilliant, but he is not the man to de liberately attack in the open sea an enemy- that could destroy him by mere weight. We shall not look for a gen eral engagement, unless Togo finds a means for splitting up the fleet of the Russiar-s—at least no such engagement is likely until after Rojestvensky has made Saigon and cleaned his ships. "When you stop to consider the awful roar that Maxime Gorky is putting up you almost feel that the report that his lungs are affected is exaggerated. CORRELATED CHARITIES There are philanthropies that are luxuries, like the Carnegie benefac tions, and there are others, like the Phipps plan for model tenements, for instance, that may be viewed in the light of necessities because they supply an insistent demand. In the latter class belongs the million dollar be quest of a Denver multimillionaire. Dying, he left this much money to be devoted to the erection of comfortable but modest homes, which when com pleted are to be sold on easy terms to those desirous of owning their own dwellings. The citizen who owns the deed to the house in which is established his lares and penates is a "safe" citizen in many senses of the word. He is not apt to be indifferent to the interests of his city, since devotion to these inter ests furthers his own as a householder. He is less inclined to hold himself aloof from all that makes for civic advance ment than ho would be had he no prop erty to depreciate in value through the city's dwindling reputation as an at tractive abode for homemakers. More over, the independence it gives him in creases his self-respect, while the pride of ownership supplies the sobering bal ance of responsibility. Unfortunately the small land holder is rapidly disappearing from the larger cities, even from the growing cities of the west and middle west. The aver age citizen appears to prefer the com paratively irresponsible life of the fiat dweller, and the money he might put in a home he invests in something that promises a quick increase of his bank account. The financial gain, however, does not begin to compensate for the real loss that both he and the city sus tain through this unsubstantial method of ordering his life. AH philanthropies that aim to im prove the home life of the people are closely related. A scheme for model tenements when carried through suc cessfully is bound to prove of incal culable benefit, not only to the city in which they are built, but to the whole country. But equally valuable is such a philanthropy as that planned by the Denver multimillionaire, for it will im prove the home life of people who rep resent, to be sure, a higher class than the tenement dwellers, but one that just as certainly needs its ambition aroused and its environment bettered. Mr. Rockefeller goes on handing out dirty microbic $100,000 bils as though he had no regard for the health of the missionaries. GOOD CONDUCT AND PRISON PARDONS An ex-convict who has contributed to the supply of prison literature that has recently flooded this country naive ly explains that the worst criminal in variably makes the best prisoner. Such an individual is not smarting from a sense of ill treatment at the hands of the public; whether he will admit it or not, he knows down in his heart that the punishment which has been meted out to him is justified by the crime, and he is shrewd enough to realize that it rests with himself to make that pun ishment lighter by his own good be havior. According to the ex-convict, the model prisoner is the one most likely to resume his career of crime when he leaves the prison. This, of course, is no argument against the present system in vogue in state prisons of rewarding good be havior with a shortened term. It facil itates prison discipliive, and whether or not it makes a better man, morally, of the pnsoner, it certainly does help to develop in him the habit of obedience. To cite it as one reason why an indi vidual should secure an unconditional pardon, however, is to ascribe to prison punishment a disciplinary character merely; it is to demand a reward for that which has already been rewarded by means of prison favors and the shortened terms. Yet it happens that whenever an ap plication for a pardon is made, great stress is laid on this one fact of good behavior. Perhaps this' is no more ab surd than the other points on which the average application is based, for at least two-thirds of these applica tions are undeserving of consideration. THE ST. PAUL GLOBE. THURSDAY, APRIL 13. 1905 Because it is general, however, and the other points are apt to be specific, it permits of general Comment. The public nowadays is too prone to take a sentimental view of the man be hind prison bars. After he has served a year or two of his term for some gravje offense, it is apt to feel that the fact that his wife is working hard for his pardon or that his friends are ready to help him make a fresh start justifies sut h a pardon. And very fre quently this sentiment influences those in whose hands the pardoning power is placed. It is a pernicious view to t;tkc and it is a pernicious influence that is exerted. Prisons are for pun ishment as well as reform. In the present stage of humanity's evolution no country dare overlook this fact. And while good conduct should be rewarded inside the prison, it should never be adduced as a good reason for setting the law breaker free. I It may be that the vegetation which hinders the progress of the ships of the Russian fleet is merely the whis kers that have grown on the admirals. THE THEATRICAL TRUST Mr. David Belasco will have accom plished much for the betterment of the stage if he succeeds in breaking up the trust which has such a complete grasp on the better class of theatrical attractions in this country that it dic tates absolutely the houses at which certain performances shall be given and excludes from many of the theaters independent stars who have refused to accept the terms offered by the mag nates. The public is interested in the out come of the litigation in which Belasco has engaged with Kluw, Erlanger and the other members of the so-called syndicate. The dominance of the the atrical business by the Klaw and Er langer crowd is, in spite of the asser tion of Mr. Frohman to the contrary, a menace to the men and women who are earning a living on the Btage and in violation of the rights of patrons of the theater. Mr. Frohman has been quoted as saying that running a thea ter is just as much a matter of busi ness as managing a butcher shop. This is measurably true, but the stage should hold a higher place in the realm of art than the butcher business. It is not possible to get the best work out of men and women engaged in theatri cal work if the actors labor under the handicap of being deprived of a part of their earnings for the enrichment of an unholy alliance which has no further interest in the stage than to exploit the performers for revenue only. We do not hold with Mr. Belasco that actors generally are inspired by artistic ambitions, but we feel very certain tha.t the promptings of the actor are likely to be cast on higher levels than the irv spiration of Mr. Abe Erlanger. Belasco has shown very clearly that the trust is an existent fact; he has demonstrated that a very large number of theaters throughout the country are controlled by the syndicate, and that the members of the syndicate levy a sort of blackmail on stars for booking them at the houses which they must play in order to reach the people who support them. But we have very little hope or expectation that Belasco will effect anything more by the present lit igation than to show the trust up and organize public sentiment against it. The Frohmans have done much for the American stage, but the American pub- Ik- has done quite handsomely by the Frohmans. As for Messrs. Klaw and Erlanger it is not apparent that they have done anything for the elevation of the stage beyond the invention of the show girl. The theatrical syndi cate is not the less vicious because it takes its tribute from the public by indirection. And David Belasco may be quite certain of the approbation of the public in the contest he is making —and that in spite of the fact that he is looking out, primarily for Mr. Be lasco. The announcement by the chief of the Canadian geological survey that large diamond fields exist in the north ern part of the dominion goes to show that even the Canadians are coming to understand that it pays to advertise. The shutting up of the bucket shops will reduce the country sporting party to the necessity of betting against the probability of the sun rising tomorrow —and he will probably be farther ahead at the game than at the old one. The continued survival of the inhabit ants of Chicago and the increase of their number make two facts which the germ theorists who hold that filth is deadly to human, life do not attempt to grapple with. It Is up to Mr. Carnegie to explain whether the medal for heroism he awarded to that lowa girl who saved a man and then married him was be stowed for rescuing the man or for marrying him. The indifference of the Hon. R. S. McNamee to the charm of the Hon. Knute Nelson's eloquence might be ta ken as evidence of the survival* of the spirit of rivalry between orators of distinction. Mayor Dunne of Chicago Is enjoying the trouble the teamsters' strike is causing him. It keeps his mind from dwelling on the fact that he has trac tion troubles. Under the circumstances it might be permissible for Mr. Hearst to claim that Chicago is now Dooley Dunne. Contemporary Comment Japanese and Russian Finance The position of Japanese finance ought to put an end to the notion that Russia can wear down Japanese re sistance by her superior resources and ought to that extent to supply the ad vocates of peace with a new argument. The Russian minister of finance haw just been proving that Russia is amply provided with funds to carry on the war. It has often been remarked that war can always be carried on some how, and no one doubts that Russia can continue to fight if she chooses. But the penalty is likely to be a great deal heavier than is admitted in the caiculations of Mons. Kokovtsoff. — London Times. Apropos of Gifts But the man who made it dies and it passes by inheritance to his daughter. Does the taint go with it? And if not, why not? A mere change of possession cannot alter the character of ill gotten gains any more than a thief can give good title to anything he has stolen.— Cincinnati Enquirer. William and Morocco European politicians are mystified as to what Emperor William expects to get out of a visit to Morocco. Per haps he merely seeks to show the brigands something really worth catching..—Galveston News. Why Will some kind friend please take a week off and try to explain to us why we should suppress a revolution in Santo Domingo if one should break out.—Memphis Commercial Appeal. Mr. Bryan's Moderation Mr. Is using more moderate terms nowadays In talking of the fu ture of the Democratic party.—Kan sas City Star. Young Women, Take Notice If young women will persist in hav ing their suitors arrested they must quit finding fault with the voluntary bachelors.—St. Louis Republic. What the Editors Say The lesson Democrats should learn from the Chicago election is that the people will turn to Democracy if it has the courage to stand for a definite, positive, progressive policy looking to ward the abolition of long standing abuses. Another lesson that people generally could learn, if they would, is that the Republican papers by some tie or other are all on the side of corporate monopoly, as their comments on this election show. This is true of even the wishy washy so-called independent Republican papers.—Aberdeen Demo crat. So long as the people let others do their thinking in politics, sq long as they honor strange men and neglect their true friends at the polls, so loiifir will the grafter in business and politics flourish. The worship of money is the <u:se of business and petty strife and jealousy degrades politics.—Annandale Advocate. "While the czar cowers in his palace. President Roosevelt is mingling with the people and hunting coyotes and jack mbbits with the cowboys on the western plains. This tells the story of the two nations pretty clearly.—Austin Daily Register. The Courier Journal says that fiagon of water presented to the president at Louisville will stock the paragrapheTS for a month at least. Well, it is cheap advertising for the town, isn't it? —Du- luth News-Tribune. Now an astronomer tell us that Mars is inhabited and has a large number of canals. The president may yet be forced to draw upon Mars for a man to do that Panama job.—St. Cloud Times. ■ • Recurring to Millionaire Nelson's statement that great wealth is a dis grace, it is in order to remark that some of us would like to be a little bit ashamed.—Duluth News-Tribune. Tom Lawson's picture is now being used to attract attention to a beer ad. Is this an insinuation that Thomas' ebullitions are somewhat foamy?— St. Cloud Journal-Press. ■ PERSONAL MENTION * Ryan—H. C. Philpot. Toronto; S. D. Parkhurst. Omaha; Robert Jones and wife. Chamberlain, S. D.; J W. Reynolds. Du luth; Mrs. U. W. Fuller. Seattle; Owen Byrnes. Marysville. Mont.; Phil Mcßaine. Columbus. Mo.; Miss J. E. Bowman. H< d Wing. Merchants—S. N. Diekerson, Superior; F. M. Callerran, Austin: James Porter. Winnipeg; C. S. McCurdy. Duluth; H. A. Libby. Park River; A. Husband. Seattle; A. L. Sackett. St. Peter; John Ronan. Worthington; M. J. Wilson. Dundas. Ont.; J. M. Quaaler, Albert Lea. Windsor —S. D. Jones and wife. Long Prairie, G. B. MeWilliams. Waterloo, la.; W. C. Portman and wife. Jackson; An drew Roland. Morris: <;. A. Kimball and wife. Salt I.nke City; B. Baker and wife, Sioux City: Mrs. Maidley Baker. * Sioux City: Mrs. Julia F. Brown. Mankato; Mrs. C. C. Andrews, Mankato; J. Miiburn, De troit. TODAY'S WEATHER WASHINGTON. April 12. —Forecast For Minnesota—Fair Tliursday and Fri day, light northwest winds. For I'pper Michigan—Snow or rain Thursday and Friday, fresh northwest winds. For lowa—Fair Thursday and Friday. For Montana—Rain or snow Thursday and Friday. For Wisconsin—Fair in south, rain in north portion Thursday and Friday, fresh northwest winds. For North Dakota— Rai^or snow Thurs day; Friday fair, warmer. For South Dakota —Rain Thursday; Fri day fair, warmer. St. Paul—Observations taken yesterday by DM United States weather bureau, W. K. Oliver, observer, for the twenty four hours ended at 7 o'clock last night (barometer corrected for temperature and elevation): Barometer. 29.72 relative hu mitlity. 51; weather, cloudy; maximum temperature. 40; minimum temperature. 35; daily range. 5; mean temperature, 38; 7 p. m. temperature. 39; wind at 7 p. m.. northwest; precipitation, trace. Y< surdays temperature at other points: •SpmHigh •BpmHi ß h Alpena 44 54 Jacksonville ..62 73 Battleford ...28 30 Los Angeles ..60 66 Bismarck 32 32 Madison 48 •,■> Buffalo 46 KSjMempMa 62 64 Boston 48 52 Marquette 30 40 Chicago 54 53 Medicine Hat.3o 34 Cincinnati ...56 5S Milwaukee ...54 60 Cleveland 42 44 Minnedosa. ...30 34 Denver 52 56' Montreal 40 48 Dcs Moines ..56 66 New Orleans..7o 74 Detroit 46 52 New York ....52 6' Duluth 32 38 Omaha 64 66 El Paso 54 04 San Franciso .56 5S Edmonton ...SI 30 St. Louis 60 62 Escanaba 32 44 Salt Lake 52 52 Galveston 66 68 San Antonio..6B 74 Grand Rapids.so 56 San Diego 60 64 Green Bay ...40 &*i 8. Ste. Marie 32 42 Havre .8 30.Washington ..52 5S Helena 32 Bo Winning J6 32 Huron 42 46| •Washington time (7 p. m. St. Paulj. River Bulletin—B a- m. Danger Gauge Change In Stations. Line. Reading. 24 hours. St. Paul 14 6.7 »0.0 La Croese 10 7.8 —0.1 Davenport 15 1d.4 "0.2 St. Louis 30 14.5 —0.3 •Rise. —Fall. River Forecast —The Mississippi river at St. Paul will remain nearly stationary. At St. Paul Theaters Emil Paur Recital A pianist of distinction is Emil Paur, who .played a programme for the Schubert club yesterday afternoon in the Park Congregational church before an audience that filled the auditorium. Nowadays even the artists are devel oping specialties, with the result that there are Chopin players and Liszt players, classicists and romanticists, musicians whose press agents dilate exclusively on the beauty of their singing tone and musicians who prefer to keep their technique always in the foreground. Perhaps Mr. Paur also has a specialty, but if so he managed to keep it hidden yesterday. He play ed an excellent programme, a pro gramme that made a variety of de mands, and In the discussion of it he revealed himself a well rounded, well equipped and mellowed pianist. His playing possesses grace . and charm and also force and power. De cidedly he is not a genius of the key board^, but he is that next thing to ■neb a genius, a scholarly and appre ciative musician who has so developed his talent that it has become a most satisfying medium of interpretation. He played yesterday a lengthy Chopin group, particularly delighting those who listened to him with his reading of the impromptu (op. 36). and with the effect of the wild whirl of passion ate gayety expressed in the Grande Polonaise. In the Schumann "studies in the form of variations" a "canvas for arabesque," he showed himself in spiringly alive to the musical possi bilities that lie in the almost tortuous yi-t exquisitely harmonious scheme that the composer has evolved out of a simple motif. Liszts ninth Hungarian rhapsody, in which Magyar coloring runs i lot, was another of his successes, and though the programme was a long one—too long, in spite of Its excellence —there were fnany in the audience who were reluctant to accept it as a dis missal number. Mr. Paur opened his programme with a piano arrangement by Busoni of Bach's praeludium and fugue for the organ, D major. He also played the Beethoven sonata (quasi una Fan tasia), C sharp major; "Fruehling slied." Schumann-Liszt, and a composi tion of his own. The pianist obtained from his instrument a splendid sonority" of tone for the dynamic effects de manded in the Busoni arrangement and in the Rhapsody, and his pianis simi whenever called for adequately expressed that "mind and healing sympathy" which is the special metier of such passages. Occasionally Mr. Paurs phrasing was not clean, and this was responsible yesterday after noon for a few blurred outlines, but outside of this there was nothing in his playing that invited adverse criti cism. There will be but two more perform ances of 'Mistress Nell" at the Metro politan, tonight and Saturday matinee. Miss Crosman will be seen in a double bill Friday and Saturday night, "Nance Oldfield" and "Madeline.' Not since attaining to front rank as a comedienne has Miss Crosman been to St. Paul, this being her first visit here as a star. Nor has "Mistress Nell" been seen here before. In this play Miss Crosman has scored a pronounced hit. Miss Crosman is supported by an excellent company which was especial ly selected for her short spring tour. Raymond Hitchcock, in Henry W. Savages elaborate production of the comic opera. "Yankee Consul," will be the attraction at the Metropolitan next Sunday night and for the first half of the week, including a Wednesday mat inee. Mr. Hitchcock is one of the most pleasing comedians on the comic opera stage today, and his starring vehicle, in which he appeared for nine months' in New York, is said to be one of the most satisfying written in years. It has worth in its story and in its lyrics and the score is both catchy and melo dious. A notable company of princi pals will appear in Mr. Hitchcock's support, while the chorus will be up to the standard set by Mr. Savage. It is in every respect a Henry W. Savage production. The comedienne. Florence Roberts, will appear in repertoire in this city at the Metropolitan for a half weeks engagement, beginning Thursday night April 20. On Thursday night and Sat urday matinee she will be seen In the comedy drama. "Zaza." by David Be lasco. Friday night Miss Roberts will be seen in "Tess of the dUrbervilles." and Saturday, the closing night, she will be seen in "Marta of the Low lands." a Spanish romance by Angel Guimera. 'Dangers of Working Girls" con tinues to play to well filled houses at the Grand and the many features of the play seem to please the patrons of this playhouse. Harry Fields is the hit of the performance with his sing ing of popular songs. There will be but four more performances, including a matinee Saturday at 2:30. "Me, Him and I," the musical comedy whicta will be seen at the Grand next week is advertised by the management as especially amusing to women and children on account of its spectacular atmosphere. The story is as ridiculous as the "Mother Goose" tales, although almost lost In the music and dancing. The production is the work of three men; the book by Willard Holcomb. the score by Max Hoffman and the lyrics by Vincent Bryan. At both performances at the Stir tomorrow women will be welcomed with souvenirs. These Friday per formances have come to be looked for by a very large number of women who like vaudeville and the bill this week Is an attractive one. Among the Merrymakers Familiarity Breeds Contempt "Those ladles." shouted the spieler from the top of the •'Seeing NVw York" auto mobile, "are the wives of multimUlion- Look well at them while you have the chance." "Oh. we's soon 'em before." said Reu ben Grassbinder. -They kirn up tew my place every y.ar to git some sunburn et %Z per week, and then go hum and say they hoz »>»-en yaehtin'."—Cincinnati Com mercial Tribune. Her Forgetfulness Mrs. Nexdore—Your husband seemed to be in a very good humor this morning when he left the house. Mrs. Nagger—Did he? Mrs. Nexdore—Yes. I couldn't help wondering what was the cause— Mrs. Nasser—Cood gracious: I know! I forgot to ask for any money.—Philadelphia .' His High Hope The ambitious ■ young merchant ca ressed the shapely hand of the heiress. •"Dear little hand!" he murmured, ab sent-mindedly. "So delicate! So fragile! And yet I hope some day to see it lift the heavy mortgage that's on my store!" —Chicago Tribune. Hopelessly Disagreeable Is it true that you and Bliggins no longer speak?" "Yes. He is one of those hopelessly disagreeable people. He insisted on call ing attention to how much better time his dollar watch keeps than my $*JOO chronom eter." —Washington Star. Hard Lines "Why is it." asked the fox. "that you always lock so gaunt?" "Its ail on account of the business I'm in." replied the wolf. "I always have to keep from the door until there's nothing left iv the house to eat."—Philadelphia REDUCES THE BAIL Search J. Morgan Smith's Trunk for Evidence NEW YORK. April 12.— J. Morgan Smith and his wife, who were brought here from Cincinnati to * answer a charge of conspiracy with Nan Patter son, to obtain money from "Caesar" Young, will not plead to the indictment until Friday. They were arraigned in the court of general sessions today, but upon the request of their attorney the case was continued. They will remain in custody in the meantime", not being able to furnish bail in any amount, ac cording to the statement of their coun sel in court. Ball was fixed at $5,000 each, but on protest by their counsel Judge Foster reduced it to $3,000. Smith made a statement, in which he said: "I am very glad to be back in New York. The name of my family has been besmirched. I have not had a chance to clear it. but I will. My move ments on the day the pistol was bought are very easily traced. I had written them out naming every person I met that day that I knew. The record was in the trunk which was confiscated in Cincinnati and is now in the posses sion of the district attorney. I did not buy that revolver, and I defy anyone to swear or identify me as the man." There was an affecting scene when Nan Patterson and her sister met in the Tombs prison. When last they saw each other they occupied an aptrment together in an uptown hotel. Today both were prisoners. Miss Patterson had gained the consent of the warden to see Mrs. Smith as soon as she was brought to the prison. They were left alone, standing with their arms around each other's shoulders, weeping. War den Flynn, at the request of their fa ther, arranged to have the prisoners on the same tier in the women's prison. A trunk said to contain, the corre sp<*ndence seized from the Smiths at Cincinnati was received at the dis trict attorney's office today. An ex amination of the trunk was begun. ONE GODFREY TRAVELS WITH TWENTY TRUNKS Men Wanted as Witnesses Again Beef Trust Grow Fond of Canada CHICAGO, April 12.— E. B. Fish, an employe of Schwarzsehild & Sulzberger, was the principal witness In the beef trust investigation this afternoon. It was rumored, but not verified, that his testimony related to the disappearance of seven persons who are wanted as witnesses in the investigation, and who are said to have gone to Canada at the commencement of the proceedings. Secret service operatives are said to be making an effort to find a mysteri ous trunk, alleged to be missing and wanted in connection with the investi gation. Six other trunks of a num bered series have been seized, but fed eral officials fear that unless the sev enth is recovered valuable informa tion may be lost. Government officers are seeking officials of the Aetna Trad ing company, who. it is' said, may be able to tell the grand jury the mean ing of every item contained In the books and papers found in the trunks. The information sought is in relation to alleged plans practiced to raise the price of sausage casings. When the officials of the company learned that an investigation was on their offices were closed. Henry G. Godfrey, said to have been secretary and treasurer, was traced from Chicago to Toronto, Can., where all trace of him was lost. He is said to have been traveling in possession of twenty trunks. (News Condensed Rome —It Is considered certain that in June Mgr. Cagiano de Azvedo, major domo of the Vatican; Right Rev. J. Bra ga. bishop of Petropolis, Brazil, and Most Hey. Joseph Saaaaaaa, archbishop of Erlau, Hungary, whose appointment is desired by the Austrian emperor, will be among those created cardinals. Paris—The chamber of deputies. 422 to 45. adopted article 1 of the bill providing for the separation of church and state, as follows: -The republic assures the liberty of conscience ami gnarantoea the tree exercise of religion, the only restrictions being those in the interest of public or der." Philadelphia — Following newspaper charges of fraudulent transactions by menibeis of the Consolidated stock ex change, four membeis of the board of governors have resigned, two membeis of the exchange were expelled, another re signed and one was suspended. Cambridge, Mass.— Prof. Hugo Muen? tcrberg, professor of psychology at Har vard university, has declined a call to the chair of philosophy ami psychology at the I'niversity of Koenigsbeig. Germany, the chair made famous by Kant, by whom it was occupied thirty years. Philadelphia—The object of the con ference of anatomists has been accom plished. It was decided to establish an anatomical institution which will probably be tiamed the American Institute of Anat omy, to be under the direction of the Wis - tar institute. Grand Rapids. Mich. —May Herrick. aged R. Is dead, one fatally injured and five • riou-iy a< the result of a Hre in a saloon ami boarding house here. Thorn.-is N'orris broke his aim in a successful at tempt to save Mrs. Herrick and most of her children. Habana —Mgr. Chapelle, the archbishop of New Orleans, has been definitely re lieved from the office of apostolic delegate in <'ul>a. 7'his waM to l* ut an en<* t0 tne troubles arising from accusations of a per sonal character against the archbishop. Coffeyville. Kan. —A race war has nar rowly been averted here at the result of the assault by a negro upon Mrs. John Critnth. while, the wife of a machinist. Negroes of the worst class • hay« been ordered out of town. Manila—Gov. Gen. Northcote of the commonwealth of Australia will invite Secretary of War Taft and party to visit Australia during the forthcoming visit to the Philippines. The commonwealth will defray the entire expens- a Lansing. Mich.—The radicaf party ele ment in the lower house of the legislature won a victory in substituting the Dickin son state wide primary reform bill for the Double-Ivory local option measure. Springfield. 111.—The Burkt Lindh .-hi! service bill, applying civil service to Cook county and the sanitary district of Chi cago, was defeated on third reading in the lower house. * Chicago—Mrs. Ralph Hill shot her hus band and swallowed acid. Neither she nor her husband is expected t<> live. The cause of the deed is unknown. Chicago—A change of venue has bean granted to Johann Hock to Judge Kers ten's court. April 19 was set as the date for Hock's trial. Rome —The condition of Father Martin, general of the Society of Jesus, is un tevorable. Serious complications are feared. Trenton. N. J. —The Central Leather company, with an authorized capital of $80.000.rt0t>, was incorporated here. Chicago—Mayor Dunne has appointed Clarence S. Darrow to have charge of all the traction litigation of the city. Richmond. Ind. —The total membership of the Knights of Pythias Ls (J^i'.^jJ, a net gain in a year of J7.583. Philadelphia—The annual general meet ing of the American Philosophical society Has beitun here. DRAINS ALEXANDER OP INFORMATION Chairman of Equitable Investi gators Asks as to All Finan cial Operations NEW YORK, April 12.—A complete record of all the financial transactions M the Equitable L,ife assurance so ciety, its relations to other corpora tions and a full list of the society's employes, including all its officers, to gether with a statement of the salaries and emoluments received by them, is asked of the society's president. James w. Alexander, in a letter sent to him py Henry (\ Frick. chairman of the nnestigating committee appointed by the directors. The letter was approved at a meeting of the investigating com mittee, at which Messrs. Harriman. Kliss. Ives, Ingalls and Prick were present. In asking for the information rtn«« f Writes that the committee Hn t noi t .lnt *n* to limit its investiga tion to the questioning of the society's officers but that separate and inde pendent examinations will b* made by the committee and its experts. Points Desired Among the points on which Mr Alex ander is requested to furnish data are the society's holdings or interest in the Mercantile Trust company of New tV° i, Equitable Trust company, the Mercantile Safe Deposit company of New York, or in any other trust title or safe deposit company, bank or banking company: the society's teases of its buildms in this city; its loans to any of its employes, officers, directors or trustees, together with a statement showing who authorized the loaiv i statement of all dealings by which any broker sold for or to the society any stocks, bonds, securities or other "prop erty, including all the "so-called un derwritings by the society:" a state ment as to whether anyone connected with the society received compensation or benefit from such stock transaction or underwriting: a statement whether any officer, director, trustee or em ploye has received any money or other thing of value because of his relation with the society; a list of the society's contracts with its leading agents here and abroad, with a compilation to show the practical result to the society from each agency; a statement showing each Item going to make up the total of $7,900,285 mentioned in the report of Dec. 31, 1904. for commissions, adver tising, postage and exchange, and how and why each was spent, also each item of a total of $7.179.3 ix hi the same re port for "all other disbursements." and how and why each was spent; a state ment showing in detail the losses, if any. to the society since Jan. 1. 1900. on any property of any kind purchased by it, giving the names of the persona who sold the same to the society; a record of any transaction by which any officer, director, trustee or employe of the society has Irregularly or improp erly received money or other valuable thing for the society outside of and not part of his regular salary; and also a monthly statement from Jan. I. 1900, showing the cash balance of the society, and where the same were, and are deposited, and the terms of each deposit. After the Payroll, Too In a request for a copy of the so ciety's payroll. Mr. Alexander is asked to give the lvime of each person in re ceipt of salary or compensation of any kiml from the society and to state the duties performed by each person so paid. He is also asked to set forth any increase in salary to an employe; to give the name of any employe, director, trustee or stockholder who has any business relation with any other cor poration, the compensation, direct or indirect, he receives in such manner, and the name of the Equitable society's officer who authorized the same. In formation is also asked as to who of the employes are related by blood or marriage to any director or officer of the society. If any sm-h persons are employed in services outside of the offices and ordinary departments and agencies of the society, Mr. Alexander is requested to give their names and state who so employed them. Mr. Frick writes that the foregoing requests, the committee thinks, cover all the charges and countercharges made against any officer, director, trustee or employe of the society, but lie adds: If anyone has any Information or knowl edge of any other act. matter or thing done, or permitted to be done, by any of- Beer, director, trustee or employe of the society inconsistent with the besl inter ests of the society, or unfair towards any officer, director, trustee or employe there of, the committee will take up and In vestigate any such matter on being In formed of the same by you or any other ottlct-r. director, trustee or employe or stockholder or policy holder. Informers Won't Suffer Mr. Alexander is requested specific ally to give information, principally since Jan. 1, 1900. but the committee will go back of that date if he or any other officer knows of anything requir ing investigation. In conclusion Mr. Flick said: We request jroo to notify all employes of the society that rvi one need fear to fully and frankly Inform i ln- committee of any facts within his or her knowledge touch- Ing tli>' matter <»f our Inquiries. We will see that i).. persons suffer for giving us Information. We intend to Investigate the entire management of the society. The information we receive from you ami thiough you from all the other officers or the society and heads of departments and employes will he thoroughly analysed ami tested, and in addition we also Intend to make separate and Independent <-x«unina tlons of our own and by our own experts. Our work will b% thoroughly done, anil any officer or employe of the society can now best serve it by helping us to make the most complete examination possible of its affairs. We request you to send i copy of this letter to all the officers and heads of the departments of tin- society. Promising you such assistance as you may need in gathering up and securing for us the above desired information, and with tiie added request that if it so happens that you cannot on any one or more points give us the information desired that you ■will Indicate the same to the committee., ■with the suggestions as to how it may be obtained, I remain, etc. STILLWATER The board of county commissioners committee on roads and bridges made an Inspection of the Oak park bridge yester day with a view to deciding what part of the expense the county should bear in making it strong enough for use by the electric railway on its South Stillwater ex tension. The bridge was built len years ago. and has not been repaired since. The electric railway company is eng iged in rebuilding the structure with iron. John Alcorn. a pioneer resident of this county and well known a-- a cruiser m the woods, is dead at his home north of the city of Bright* disease, aged •-" years. A widow and six grown children survive. At the meeting of ih<- b lard ofedticatioa Miss Rita Kendall and Emily Johnston were elected on recommendation of t'ity Superintendent Stewad as teachers in the high school next year. The suit of John A. Arndt against tho Omaha railway has been transferred flora the district court here tv the United States court in St. Paul. To lose a tenant may be a disaster — Jf you rely upon a placard to secure an other; a mere "incident" if you u#r Jt cla.ssitted advertising columns of Tti« Globe you'll do as others have done be fore you—secure tenants.