The Saint Paul Globe from Saint Paul, Minnesota on September 18, 1895 · Page 1
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VOL. XVIII— PRICE TWO CENTS-! F <i^g^*a. ( ST. PAUL, MINN.: WEDNESDAY ! MORNING, SEPTEMBER 18, 1895. BULLETIN OF. , m^ DAILY GI^OBE.. WEDNESDAY, SEPT. IS, 1805. .Weather for Today— Showery. PAGE 1. State Snit vs. Great Northern. New York Repnhlienns Nominate. Tower Narrowly Escapes Burning Scott County Sheriff Shot. Women Eent her a Schoolmaster. PAGE 3. The Aldermen Discuss Curfew. Trouble in Tuber Company. PAGE 3. I-nhor Commissioners in Session. Conquests in Congo Country. PAGE 4. Editorial. . . Deep Water Delegates. £vj«^» PAGE 5. Indianapolis Defeats St. Panl. Minneapolis Beats Grand Rapids. Texas Courts Favor Fighters. Teams Going to the Coast. PAGE O. Defender-Valkyrie Fiasco. '.real Race at Grnvesend. Xo Ilonds Are Needed. ' -» _. - PAGE T. Bar Silver, <_._ 7-Sc. Cash Wheat in Chicago. 57 3— lc. Stocks Somewhat Stronger. PAGE 8. Rendering Establishment Row. Painting of Our Bridges. Phalen Park Assessment. TODAY'S EVENTS. Metropolitan— Henry IV., 8.15. Grand— On the Bowery, 2.15, 8.15. Aurora Park— ltase Ball, 3.30. MOVEMENTS OF STEAMSHIPS. NEW YORK, Sept 17.— Arrived: Westernland, Antwerp; Mohawk, London: Rotterdam, Rotterdam. SOUTHAMPTON — Arrived: Lahn, New York. - ." BOULOGNE — Arrived: Veendam, New York. BREMEN — Arrived: Saale, New York. • ? McKinley ought to make hay in the South by pocketing the vote of Tennessee. Is there anybody authorized to call \ "time" on the Valkyrie-Defender ' fiasco talk? Everything will be lovely until Mr. ! Hornblower attempts to organize a ' supreme court brass band. "Will Mr. Peffer please arise and ! plead to the indictment that he is talking too much and saying too i little? Theodore Durrant is having a hard time proving that he was a good ' man to help conduct a Sunday {school. St. Paul isn't going* to like it a bit If Indianapolis enables Kansas City j to creep into second place late some i afternoon. Benjamin Harrison can take his time in stating whether or not the j New York state convention's acts i yesterday meet his approval. ___•_» . Secretary of State Berg is booked i to sing at the Chisago and Pine county fair. The subject of his song will not be "The Minnesota Census." _■ , The one good thing about Plattism lies in the fact that as soon as it is ! well in the saddle the Democrats I arise in their might and topple it over. The refusal of Winona's mayor to sign a curfew ordinance may result In a large increase in the number of students in the .Winona normal school. The weekly weather report indicates that there is such a scarcity of water in Southern Minnesota that the farmers drink toddy so that their stock can have the water. _•_» In the coming great game between the lawyers and doctors, if the latter should hurt the former's feelings by winning, what will they bind up the legal lights' wounds with? A correspondent's suggestion that St. Paul air has become very thin lately because so much of it is used up in filling pneumatic tires is referred to the board of health. ' Half a dozen women of Steams county have made a strong bid to get into the ranks of the new woman by putting a combination of molasses and feathers on an obnoxious male school teacher. i— Perhaps the • Republican enthusiasm for two men who are purely ! politicians will reach such a pitch I that Tom Piatt and Matt Quay will j be nominated for president and vice ! president by acclamation. ._•» A Minneapolis preacher is going to lecture tonight on "A bicycle built for one in Ireland." There must be a reflection on the Irish somewhere In this, as bicycles, even in Ireland, are generally built for one. _____ A newspaper man is after the legislative boodlers at Springfield with a pitchfork. . It is pretty likely, therefore, that several of the rascals will spend their summers and winters in the immediate future at Joliet. ■_» The curfew ordinance was referred to the committee on streets. Possibly this was done to give the committee a chance to devise ways and means to put the streets where young people cannot find them after _• o'clock p. m. - GUILDS GO|ttPLAI^S THE ATTORNEY GENERAL GETS INTO THE LEGAL RING TO DO RATTLE. " . . .--■- . '.'•* ■ . ."--■'. WOULD STOP HILL'S GAME RY HAVING A TEMPORARY INJUNCTION ISSUED IN RAMSEY COUNTY. JUDGE SANBORN'S DECISION Is Not Believed to Re Good Law for Minnesota to Be Governed By in Thin Case. As announced in yesterday's Globe would be done, Attorney General Childs yesterday gave into Sheriff Chapel's hands, to be served on the officials of the Great Northern road, a copy of a complaint in an injunction suit to restrain them from carrying out the proposed deal for the control of the Northern Pacific. The state is made relator in the action, and the ground on which it is based ia that if the proposed scheme is allowed to go through, all competition between the two roads will cease, and that it is this competition that has been the means of keeping rates down to a reasonable basis heretofore, the fact being pointed out that rates are higher to non-competition between the two roads will such competition exists between the two companies. The complaint will be filed in the district court today. The document follows in full: THE COMPLAINT. Now comes the state of Minnesota by H. W. Childs, the attorney general thereof, who sues in its behalf and alleges: 1. That the Great Northern Railway company is a corporation organized and existing under the laws . of the state of Minnesota; that the corporate name of said company was, until the 16th day of September, A. D. 1889, the Minneapolis & St. Cloud Railway company; that on said last named date, its name was duly changed to the Great Northern Railway company, which said last name it has ever since borne and now bears. y That heretofore and prior to Jan. 1, 1890, it constructed or caused to be con- ' structed a line of road extending from St. Paul to Hinckley, in said state, which line was immediately sold and conveyed to the St. Paul, Minneapolis & Manitoba Railway company, a corporation hereinafter referred to, by which said last named company the said line was thereafter owned and operated until the lease thereof by other roads to defendant, as hereinafter alleged and set forth; that prior to said time the defendant had never operated the same or any other road whatever; and having the line constructed as aforesaid the defendant never owned a ; line of . railroad and does not now own, possess or have any interest in any railroad whatever save in the manner and to the extent hereinafter alleged. ... 2. That the St. Paul, Minneapolis & Manitoba Railway company is a corporation duly organized and existing under the laws of said state, and had prior to Feb. 1, 1890, built and* put in operation divers lines of railway within the present- states of Minnesota, North Dakota, -Montana; Idaho and Washington, •= having an aggregate length of over -three thousand miles, which said railways are hereafter more particularly described: That on the date last named, the said St. Paul, Minneapolis & Manitoba Railway company entered Into an agreement with the defendant, whereby it- assumed to lease at a fixed rental unto the defendant for a period of nine hundred and ninety-nine years from said date, all of the said several lines* of railway which it had theretofore built and then owned, or which it might at any time thereafter ....; BUILD OR ACQUIRE. 1 That immediate upon the execution of the said lease, the derendaht went into possession of the said leased lines of railway and their appurtenances, and has ever since continued to and does now operate and maintain the same. Since the execution of the said lease, the said St. Paul, Minneapolis & Manitoba Railway company has constructed and made ready for operation, ma-ny miles of additional railroad in the said several states, all of which upon completion were taken possession of by the defendant and In pursuance of the terms of the said lease, and have ever since', and are now, maintained and operated by the defendant in pursuance thereof. 3. That the several lines of railway hereinbefore referred to, now owned by . the said St. Paul, Minneapolis & Manitoba Railway company, and leased and operated as aforesaid, by the defendant herein, are as follows, to-wit: A line of railway extending from St Paul via Minneapolis, Elk River, St. Cloud, Sauk Center, Fergus Falls! Glyndon and Crookston, to the northern boundary line of th? state of Minnesota at St. Vincent; another line of railroad extending from Minneapolis along the. westerly bank of the Mississippi river to St. Cloud; another line of railroad extending from St. Cloud easterly to Hinckley; another line of railroad extending from Elk River .northward to Milaca on the line of the St. Cloud and Hinckley branch, so called; another line of railroad extending from East Minneapolis to Breckenridge; another line of railroad extending from Sauk Center to Park Rapids; another line of railroad extending from East St. Cloud to Sauk Rapids; another line of railroad extending, from Hutchinson Junction to Hutchinson; another line of railroad extending from Benson, Minnesota, to Watertown, in South Dakota; another line of railroad extending from Evansville, in Minnesota, to Ellendale, in North Dakota; another line of railroad extending from Wahpeton, North Dakota, to Moorhead, in Minnesota; another line of railroad extending from Barnesville to Moorhead; another line of railroad extending from Carman to Fosston; another line of railroad extending from Crookston to Red Lake Falls and Thief River Falls; all the foregoing lines bring situated In the' state of Minnesota, except as hereinbefore otherwise expressly stated; another line of railroad extending from ? Crookston, Minnesota,-westward to the west of the state of Minnesota?" thence* across • the state . of North Dakota to the wtctern bound- „ ary thereof, and thence to Great Palls in the stato of Montana; another line. of railroad extending ' from Fargo Ita North Dakota, through Grand Fork 5 , to the northern boundary line of .saia state in Neche; another line of railroad extending from Grafton to Cavalier In North Dakota; another line of railroad extending from Wahpeton, North Dakota, to Mayville and Larlmore to Langdon, North Dakota ; another line of railroad extending from Everest in North Dakota, through Ripon to Portland Junction, North Dakota; another line of railroad -extending from Ripon in North Dakota, to Hope, South Dakota; another line of railroad extending from Church's Ferry, in North Dakota, to St. John; another line of railroad extending from Rugby Junction in North Dakota, to Bottineau, North Dakota; another line of railroad extending from Rutland Junction, North Dakota, to Aberdeen, In South Dakota; another line of railroad extending from Pacific Junction. Montana to the western boundary of Montana, and thence across the states of Idaho and Washington to Everett on Puget Sound in the last named state;' al> of the said railroads so owned oy the St. Paul, Minneapolis & Manitoba Railway company, and leased to and operated by the defendant, having a total aggregate mileage of nearly three thousand eight hundred miles. In addition to .the mileage owned by St. Paul, Minneapolis & Manitoba Railway company, and leased as aforesaid, the defendant, while' not owning any line of railroad itself, and having never operated a railroad own.d by it, owns the entire capital stock of the following mentioned railroad corporations, which own and operate railroads as follows: BRANCH LINES. .The Eastern Railway Company of Minnesota, which owns and operates the said railroad extending from Hinckley to Duluth and West Superior; the Willmar & Sioux Falls Railroad company, which owns and operates a railroad extending from Willmar, in Minnesota, to Yankton, in South Dakota; the Duluth, Watertown & Pacific Railroad company, which owns and operates a railroad extending from Watertown, in South Dako■ ta, to Huron, in South Dakota; the Montana Central Railway company, which owns and operates a line of railroad extending from Great : Falls, Mont., to Butte, Mont., and divers branches extending from the main line to various important mining and industrial points in said state; the Seattle & Montana Railway company, which owns and operates a line of railroad extending from Seattle, Wash., to Fairhaven Junction, Wash, territory; the Fairhaven & Southern Railway company, which owns and operates a railway from Sedro, Wash., to the northern boundary line of the state of Washington; the Newminster & Southern Railway company, which owns and operates a line of railway in British Columbia, extending from the northern boundary line of the United States to New Westminster, in British Columbia, All the railways hereinbefore described form and are operated as a combined railway system under the name of the- Great Northern railway line, and comprise an aggregate mileage of nearly 4,500 miles. 4. The said Eastern Railway i Company of Minnesota is a corporation duly organized and existing under and pursuant to the laws of the state of Minnesota. 5. The Northern Pacific Railroad company is a corporation organized and existing under the following-mentioned acts and joint resolutions of congress of the United States, to- wit: An act granting land to aid in the construction of a railroad and telegraph line from Lake Superior to Puget Sound, on the Pacific coast, by the northern route, approved July 2, 1864; a resolution extending the time for the completion of the Union Pacific railroad, eastern division, approved May 7, 1866; a joint resolution extending the time for completion of the Northern Pacific railroad, approved July 1, 1868; a joint resolution granting the consent of congress provided for in section 10 of the act incorporating the Northern Pacific Railroad company, approved July 2, 1864, approved March 1, 1869; a joint resolution granting right of way for the construction of : a railroad from a point at or near Portland, Or., to a point west of Cascade mountains, in Washington territory, approved April 1, 1869; a resolution authorizing the Northern Pacific Railroad company to Issue its bonds for the construction of its road, and to secure the same by mortgage, and for other purposes, approved May 31, 1870. The plaintiff asks leave to refer to each and every part of each of said several acts, and Joint resolutions of congress, and to have each and every part of the same taken and considered as if the same had been herein quoted at length. NORTHERN PACIFIC LINES. 6. Under and in pursuance of the said several acts and joint resolutions of congress, the Northern Pacific Railroad company had constructed and put into operation prior to Jan. 1, 1880, all its main line of road extending from Ashland, in the state of Wisconsin, westward across the state of Wisconsin.and across the states of Minnesota, North Dakota, Montana and Idaho, and in the state of Washington to Wallulla Junction therein; also all that other part of its main line of railroad extending from Portland, Or., to Tacoma, Wash.; also the whole of, its Cascade branch, extending from Pasco Junction, in the state of Washington, to Tacoma, in the state of Washington. The Northern Pacific Railroad company had also prior to said date acquired all the stock of the following other mentioned railroads, to wit: The St. Paul & Northern Pacific Railroad company, which owns a railroad extending from St. Paul, Minn., to Brainerd, Minn., and fron^ Little Falls, Minn., to Staples, Minn; the Duluth & Manitoba Railroad company, which has a line of railroad extending from Winnipeg Junction, Minn., via Red Lake Falls, Minn., and Grand Forks, N. D., to the international boundary line of North Dakota; the Duluth, Crookston & Northern Railroad company, which own a railroad extending from Fertile Junction, Minn., through Crookston to Carthage Junction; the Little Falls & Dakota Railroad company, which owns a railroad extending from Little Falls, Minn., to" Morris, Minn.; the Northern Pacific, Fergus & Black Hills Railroad company, which owns a line of railroad extending from Wadena, Minn., to Milnor, S. D. ; the James River? Valley Railroad company, which owns a line of railroad extending from Jamestown,. N. D., to Oakes, -N. D.; the Jamestown & Northern Railroad company, which owns a line of railroad extending from Jamestown, N. D., to Leeds. N. D.; the Fargo & Southwestern Railroad company, which owns a line of railroad extending from Fargo, N. D., to Edgerly, N. D.; the Sanborn, Cooperstown & Turtle Mountain Railroad company, 'which owns a line of railroad extending " from Sanborn, N. D.f to'Cooperstown, N. D. ; _ the Rocky Fork & Cook City Sallroad company, which owns a line of railroad extending from Laurel, ' Mont., to . Red Lodge, Mont.; the Rocky Mountain Railroad Company? of Montana, which J owns a, line of ; railroad extending from Llv-* ingston,* Mont., to Clnnebar, Mont.; the -Northern • Pacific & Montana Railroad company, which owns sundry short lines of railroad in Montana between the . following named points ln said state: Clough Junction to Marysville; Jefferson to .Calvin, Missoula to Grantdale, Drummon to Rumsey, Logan' to Butte, Sappington to Norris, Harrison to Pony, Boulder to Elkhorn, Desmet to St. Regis; the. Helena & Jefferson County Railroad company, which owns a line of railroad extending from Prickly Pear Junction to Jefferson,, - Mont the Coeur d'Alene Railway and Navigation company, which owns a line of railroad extending from Hauser Junction, Idaho, to Coeur d'Alene, Idaho; the Central Washington Railroad company, which owns a line of railroad extending from Cheney, Wash., to Coulee City, Wash. the Spokane & Palouse Railroad company, which owns a railroad extending from Marshall Junction, Wash., to Lewiston, Idaho, with branches in the states of Washington and Idaho; the Spokane Falls & Idaho Railroad company, which owns another short line of railroad in the state of Washington; the Cleallum Railroad company, which owns a line of railroad extending from Cleallum Junction to the coal fields in Washington; the United Railroad Company of Washington, which owns j, SUNDRY SHORT LINES ' '?* of railroads in the state of Washington ; also the Northern Pacific & Cascade Railroad company, the Green River & Northern Railroad company, the Tacoma, Orton & Southeastern Railroad company, each of which owns one or more short lines of railroad in the last-named state; the Northern Pacific & Manitoba Railroad company, which own a system of railroads in the Province of Manitoba,- British America, connecting at the boundary line with the railroad of the. Duluth & Manitoba Railroad company. •--.- The said railways, comprising those owned by the Northern Pacific Railroad company itself, as well as those owned by companies the capital. stock of which is held by the Northern Pacific Railroad company, are now and for a long time since have been operated as a single system of railways under the name of the Northern Pacific system, and have an aggregate mileage of nearly 4,500 miles. 7. The Northern Pacific Railroad company, prior to Jan. I, 1893, had made and Issued its capital stock to the amount, of upwards of $8,000,000, divided Into shares of $100 each, all of which Is still outstanding, and had also made and Issued several series of bonds secured by mortgages. of its railways and other properties and oi its i franchises, including its franchise to be a corporation, as follows, to wit: Missouri division bonds $1,955,000 Pend d'Ore'.He division bonds.. 1,3_8,0_*0 General first mortgage bonds. 44,482,000 General second mortgage ■ ..-;.. bonds 19,626,00 General third mortgage bonds 11,298,000 Consol mortgage bonds 42,557,0C0 All or nearly all of each of the said series of bonds are still outstanding in the hands of the public, and all the principal thereon, and most of the interest thereon which has accrued during the last two years remain wholly unpaid. Prior to the month of August, 1893, the Northern Pacific Railroad company had become insolvent and had contracted large floating debts which it wholly unable to pay, and in consequence thereof receivers of Its property and effects were on or about that month appointed by the several circuit courts of the United States in the various states and districts traversed by its lines of road, which receivers are still in possession of and operating its railroads and other properties, and managing the affairs of the system. „-■ '•... ?;• 8. Plaintiff further alleges that the defendant and the holders of a majority of the said several classes of outstanding bonds secured by the second, ! third and consolidated mortgages of the said Northern Pacific- Railroad company have entered into an ar- I rangement or agreement, the exact terms of which are unknown to the plaintiff, but which in substance is as follows: " . . -a, The holders of the said several class- I es of bonds shall cause each of the said j mortgages to be foreclosed and the I railroads and other properties and ! franchises of the Northern Pacific j Railroad company including its fran| chise to be a corporation, to be sold at | foreclosure sale, subject to the said I divisional and general first mortgage bonds, and shall cause the same to be bid in and purchased at such sale by | a committee of bondholders or other . agency or representative for the bene| fit of all the holders of the said out- I standing bonds . secured by the mort| gages so foreclosed, _ and shall cause , the said railways, properties and franchisGs ' " * TO BE REORGANIZED ! as a new corporation, either under the i said acts and joint resolutions of con-1 gress relating to the Northern Pacific j railroad ■or under some - other appropriate and sufficient legislation of the United States, or of some one or more states. After and upon such foreclosure sale and reorganization, the reor- I ganized company shall issue its bonds to the aggregate amount of over one' ! hundred, millions of dollars or over, and its full paid capital stock to , the further, amount of one hundred millions of dollars, and shall enter into a traffic contract with the Great Northern Railway company whereby in substance the two companies shall thereafter exchange traffic at all intersecting and connecting points, and shall divide the common . earnings from such exchanged. traffic on the basis of mileage hauled on the systems respectively. In consideration of such traffic contract, the Great Northern Railway company should guarantee, for the benefit »of the holders of the said bonds so to be issued by the said reorganized company, that the net income of the latter-named company applicable to the payment of the interest upon said bonds shall never fall below the sum of six million two hundred thousand dollars per year, and shall also, if requested, execute upon each of the said bonds its guarantee of the interest thereof up to the aggregate amount of the said annual sum. As compensation for the risk of loss to the stockholders in the defendant company which the said guarantee might produce by the diversion of portions of. its earnings of the Great Northern Railway company to make good its said guarantee of interest upon the bonds of the reorganized company,, the :-. last-named company all J transfer to the shareholders of the defendant company, or to some person or corporation as trustee for their use, . the one-half part of ' the capital stock of the said reorganized company. Plaintiff Is Informed and believes that the defendant claims the right to make and carry out the contract and arrangement aforesaid, including the guarantee aforesaid, under and by authority of the laws of the state of Minnesota, and in particular under and by authority of the several acts of the legislature thereof, under which it claims to be organized and relating to it. But the plaintiff avers that the laws of said state do not - confer upon the - defendant ■* the power, necessary to make _or carry into effect the said ■ arrangement, and; that the same is expressly prohibited by the general laws of the said state: 9. Plaintiff further alleges that the defendant and the said Northern Pacific Railroad company are respective- j ly common carriers, and as such, are largely rivals and competitors in business, both within the* state of Minnesota and each of the other states above named;- that the lines of railroad operated and controlled by them respectively are * ....... LARGELY PARALLEL 7~7*-y to each other and interesect'and'oorinect with each other in the said. state, and particularly ati the following named points: - - - -.-..-.,.__. >.?__y In the state of Minnesota, .the -said' St. Paul. Minneapolis & Manitoba Rail- * road company's lines intersect or connect with the lines of the Northern ? Pacific company at East Grand Forks, Crookston, Red Lake Fails, Mdo r held, ' Glyndon, Breckinridge," Fergus Falls, Wadena, Sauk Center, St. Cloud, Elk RlVer, Anoka, -Minneapolis and .. gt. ? Continued on Sixth" Page» •;_,-. v ALL FOfl WWY ■* ~~, ~ ~ * ~~~ • WARNER MILLER FORCES AP•. PROVAL OF SUNDAY LAW ] ENFORCEMENT. 'yr : iKE MADE PLATT NERVOUS. ; REPUBLICANS PULL THROUGH: THE SARATOGA " CONVEN' TION SMOOTHLY. - NAMED LEVI P. FOR PRESIDENT. -, Formal Launching of the Governors Candidacy— State Ticket According to Programme. Secretary of State.... JOHN PALMER Comptroller. .... JAMES E. ROBERTS State Treasurer a. S. COLVIN State Engineer C. W. ADAMS Attorney General.... F. E. HANCOCK Appellate Judge... C. E. MARTIN •? SARATOGA, N. V., Sept. 17.— The , state Republican convention closed its session tonight, after following very closely the work mapped out by its leaders. It named the following ticket for presentation to the people of the state in November next: For secretary, of state, John Palmer, of Albany; ? comptroller, j James E. Roberts, of Erie; state treasurer, A. B. Colvin, of Warren; state .; engineer, C. W. Adams, of Oneida; attorney general, F. E. Hancock, of Onondaga; judge of the t court of appeals, C. E. Martin, of i Broome. . v The platform demands enforce_■ ment of the Sunday liquor law and preservation of the Sabbath. It scores the Democratic administra. tion for failing to defend the rights of American citizens, resident or (traveling, in foreign countries, and for permitting foreign countries to encroach on the Western hemisphere. The tariff and the handling of the ! .deficiency question by the last Demj ocratic congress receive condemna| tion, and a sound and stable currency, giving the people a dollar's ; worth for a dollar, is indorsed. The 5 return of prosperity is hailed as resulting from the .election of a Republican congress, giving confidence to .the people in the assurance that no further tariff tinkering will be possi~ ble. The ignorance and unwise. policy of the Democrats in passing an : unconstitutional income . tax is referred to, and the favorable record of the Republicans in congress in their opposition to that law. ",: « Gov. ..Morton's wise and patriotic ..- administration is indorsed and : his ■ ? candidacy for the presidency formal: ly launched. The dangers to the people of a return of -. the Democratic " | party -to . . power in this state are -portrayed, the resolutions ' asserting that the same men who have been repudiated by the voters are still in charge of the affairs of the Democratic party in this state, and that their return to power will mean but '-a*' ' repetition of the old outrages. The Raines ballot reform law is pointed to as the best enactment for ('ballot reform yet passed in this state. I The platform further sets forth that 1 the demands of the people in the city of New York have been granted 'in reform legislation. - [' FOLLOWED ITHE LEADER. • That the convention was a close following of the work mapped out is evident from the fact that the security. 'of the state ticket was made possible by the vote of one man. When the • morning sun broke over Saratoga it saw such iron-bound . plans for the convention that it was conceded that there would be no friction? and that the plans of the state committee would be carried out. After the opening session there appeared on the horizon a cloud of discontent that grew so rapidly, that at 3 o'clock j the fate of the state officers seemed to ibe sealed against renomina.tion. The trouble ' arose over the contest for. seats in the j First district, and hinged on the seat- I Ing of the contesting delegation headed by Congressman Mahany. With everything apparently running smoothly, the leaders were suddenly confronted with the statement made by State Committeeman George Urban Jr., and Senator Parsons, that If the Mahany delegation was seated the Erie county delegation would leave the convention and Mr. Roberts' name would be withdrawn, thus breaking the slate. ; When the convention met the committee reported against Mr. Mahany. It was learned, that the vote was 16 against, and 15 for, the deciding. vote having been cast by. Mr. Wheeler, of Utica. Thus was the catastrophe averted. The next nearest approach to a break came when Warner Miller | introduced his resolution for the proj taction, of the American Sabbath, and the ' carrying out of the. excise laws. : The leaders, who hacS proclaimed against any excise action, accepted '-the; situation and .the result was that all friction ceased. Action on enlarge• ment of the state committee was tabled, and local Sunday option for counties was also killed. OVATION FOR PLATT. The first arrivals at the convention hall were bevies of beautiful girls • There were more women present? than at any convention in years. At 12:20 Mr. Piatt entered the hall and there was an uproar that was astonishing, men, standing on the seats and cheering vociferously, while the band played ''Hall to the Chief." . At precisely 12:31, Charles W. Hackett, of the state commit _cc, rapped . for order, and Dr. Carey, of the Episcopal church, offered prryer, praising God for patriotism, .which he termed • "the ' foundation of pure politics and therefore of the na- • ticn." At the conclusion of the prayer Secretary Kenyon began the long roll, • the ' chairman asking for any substitutes were read. When Erie was read names, and thus allowing the old-time Enthusiasm when the names of prom-' inent men were reached, only - substitutes s were read. When Erie was read ,; Assemblyman \ O'Grady, . of ,? Monroe, .arose and presented the contest of the -Mahany faction. When Herkimer? was ■reached Warner Miller arose to . make 4-; substitution and - was ~ greeted with "hearty applause. Lieut. Gov. Saxton .also came in - for applause when he rose to offer a substitute. . .-, - When toe. roll • . was .' finished ; Mr. Hackett 'said: •; "I have the honor ." to • ; name as chairman, Hon. C. G. Sherman, of Onondaga,".. ";. Hon. ;. Hamilton -'■ Fish and Theodore -•■ ■>:*■■' _- . 1 THE 7V\AIM BEHIND THE MASK. Is the Indorsement of Morton the First Gun of the Campaign for Piatt? I. Poole, of , Oneida, escorted Mr. Sher! man to the chair. While Mr. Sherman was addressing the convention the Republicans advocating the enlargement of the state committee prepared, and gave to A. H. Steele,' of New York, to introduce, this compromise resolution on the subject: "Resolved, That the Republican state committee be, and Is hereby directed, to formulate and report to the- next state convention a plan for its enlargement, so that in as lar£e a sense as may be practicable It shall be representative in character, and the prosecutor of . campaign work be brought thereby into close touch with tha local leaders and conditions throughout the state." At 1:20 Mr. Keck, of Fulton, offered the resolutions for temporary secretaries as adopted by the state committee last night, and the rules of the assembly were adopted as the rules of the convention. It was resolved that all resolutions should got to th© committee on { resolutions without debate. The usual resolutions on the appointment of committees on resolutions,, credentials and permanent officers were adopted. y Hamilton Fish was made . chairman of the committee on resolutions. , Resolutions were received from the municipal labor congress, of New York, 'asking for a labor plank. MORTON FOR PRESIDENT. \ - ?•?? Charles W. Bowen, of New York, in> troduced this resolution: ~«~^—^ — — • "All Republicans of New York, in state _ convention assembled,- - cordially indorse the administration of Gov. Levi P. Morton, and express the hope that .his name be presented to the National Republican convention of 1896 as the choice of the Republican representatives of the Empire State for the first place on the presidential ticket." The resolution was adopted by acclamation, amid great applause. While the convention waited for the committees .to come in the delegates espied Mr. Depew and raised such a tumult that he had to go to the platform. He said : .. "This is the first time in ten years that. the Republican party has had a convention when they were in power. When we are in power we can remedy mistakes, and when out of power we can point them out. The Democrat.-, party is just the opposite. When the Republican party is in power it has the brains and the ability to take care of that power. When I was abroad I saw a miracle, but I was not astonished, because I have seen miracles here, I ' had seen us carry the state and the constitutional convention. It is one thing to have miracles and another thing to know how to handle them. With our constitutional convention we did great things. We purified the judiciary and we purified elections. We have redeemed New York. We have redeemed and made greater the city of Brooklyn, now a model city of Republicanism. The city of New York has taken the police power from being the tool of a political power to being the defender of our homes. We have taken the police justices from I political circles and made them judicial officers. We have put this state on the pathway to prosperity, and we have had at the head of this movement an incorruptible man, a level-headed man, Levi P. Morton." (Applause.) It was 5 o'clock when the convention met and the committee on permanent organization reported Senator Clarence _ Lexow as chairman.- Senator Lexow addressed the convention. MILLER'S MOTION. When the report of the committee on resolutions had been read John E. Milholland presented a resolution for a committee to present a plan for enlarging the state committee, and also read his resolution on Sunday liquor selling and asked that it be considered. 1 A motion to lay it on the table was put and declared carried, amid confusion, and then ex-Senator Miller took the floor, with an amendment. Sticking his thumbs In his trousers pockets, he began a vigorous speech in defense of the Sunday laws. Mr. Piatt nervously stroking his beard," and ex- Senator Hlscock sat twirling, in an equally nervous manner, a cigar. The amendment read by Mr. Miller was: "Resolved,- That we favor the maintenance of the Sunday laws in the interest of labor and morality." Senator Miller said: "I need not tell this convention that the eyes of the people and the nation are on this convention, to see what it will do with the vital question of the hour. It must meet this question. It must decide upon It, as it has done in the years gone by— in the interest of morality and virtue; for the enforcement of law; in the interests of labor and the working classes. The leader of the Democratic party has -sent out a message to the people advising that the law be not obeyed. That party is trying to make political capital out of this question by telling a certain class of voters in New York that; if they support the Democratic party they shall be given a more liberal Sunday. We, the Republican party, cannot give; to the people local option. It is not consistent with good government.' You can refer to the people of a community the question of whether they shall expend a certain sum . for road or other improvements, but you cannnot . permit them to vote on the question : whether the _ saloons of the locality shall be open on Sunday. You might as well let the people of New York vote on the question of legalizing gambling in that city. It permits the church people -to carry on: their worship without intemperance. I say -to you,* people of all . denominations- Protestants and . Catholics alike— to your old Sunday, to the Sunday that has given you peace - and happiness. ..."I. was told today that if I had not advocated high license a few years ago I would: have 'been elected.; governor Continued on Fifth Page, PRICE TWO CENTS— {- }— NO. 261. ifl CITY I|l DflflGEft GREAT PRAIRIE FIRE SWEEPS DANGEROUSLY NEAR STEELE, ' N. D. '-•'..' '' ?? .-' '.' '' -. IT DESTROYS A FINE GROVE. BURNS EIGHTEEN STACKS OF GRAIN AND SEVERAL FARM BUILDINGS. WOMEN. MOLASSES, FEATHERS. How Three Females Made It Hot for an Obnoxious Schoolmaster. Bpecial to the Globe. '. STEELE, N. D., Sept. 17.— A. great' prairie fire came near destroying the j city this aftg^aon. Citizens got out ! and ' fougn'C while : women began to t pack up movables. School children j were sent to the .court house; it being I the safest place. The fire destroyed j part of the fine grove north of the I track and came near the school house. ; I J. A. Wise lost eighteen stacks of ' j grain. E. H. C. Smith lost his farm ; buildings, which he had just moved to a new claim. . FEATHERED A TEACHER. Women Poured Molasses on a Schoolmaster. ST. CLOUD, Minn., Sept. 17.— John j Welna, the school teacher in district j No. 93, town, of Holding, this county, j accompanied by trustees and others in his district, appeared before the j county attorney today and- told how [three women, Mrs. Katie Zinner, Mrs. j Stephen Dietrich and Mrs. Luther Frtmrood, had attacked him in school ! yesterday. Th: three women took j Welna, who Is a small man, prisoner 'in the schoolhouse. While Mrs. Zinner held him, the others poured molasses over his head and clothes, and then shook a bag of feathers over him. The l -performance frightened the children, who ran home, and much excitement ! was created. Warrants have been. issued for the arrest of the three women. T litre has been much trouble In the district heretofore, and It Is split up in factions. Welna, who is a Polander, is not acceptable to the Germans and Americans. EQUAL SUFFRAGISTS. Those of Sonth Dakota Elect Their Ulcers. . . Special to the Globe. * PIERRE, S. D., Sept. 17.— State Equal Suffrage association this afternoon elected as officers for the ensuing year: Mrs. -Anna Simmons, Huron, president; Mrs.' Eva C. Meyers, Canlstota, vice president; Mrs. Kate Folger, Watertown, corresponding secretary; Mrs. M. E. Sheldon, Sioux Falls, recording secretary; Mrs. Lyman, Pierre, treasurer; J. K. Breeden, Fort Pierre, auditor. Hon. Joseph Donohue, of Stanley county, one of the supporters of the equal suffrage amendment last winter, addressed the convention this afternoon. The association closed tonight, and was addressed by Mrs. Carrie Chapman Catt, national lecturer. EXCESSIVELY HOT. -.-.:;'■-. •.-■•... The Northwest Gets It Altogether Too Warm. Specials to the Globe. MILBANK, S. D., Sept. 17. -The temperature reached 103 in the shade, being the hottest day of the year, excepting, perhaps, July 5. BEARDSLEY, Minn., Sept. 17.— A heavy hot wind blew here all the afternoon. The temperature ran up to 100 in the shade. . And the Children Went, Special to the Globe. EAU CLAIRE, Wis., Sept. 17.— circuit court today Mrs. John B. Clark, of Thorp, brought suit against her divorced husband, to recover her four children. The children were all in court and when their mother was telling how cruel their father was, they set up a terrific crying, almost breaking up the proceedings. Pending affidavits to .be filed by Mr. Clark, the court gave the children to their grandmother. - Thieves Make r a Hani. Special to the Globe. .>.".' LAKE CITY, ? Minn., Sept. 17.— The residence .of W. "R. Bennet, station agent at Read's j Landing, . was broken into by robbers late yesterday . and money and jewelry? stolen to the extent of $690. The sheriff has no clew to the depredators. " • ,_ .; WjfW J SHOT the SHEHIFF .- A HIGHWAYMAN LODGES A HUL. LET IN THE JAW OF AN OFFICER. 1 HIS LIFE WAS BARELY SAVED HIGHWAYMAN AND A PAL HAD - _______ A SCOTT COUNTY FARMER. ';-; : . -■yyyfyy BOTH THE ROBBERS ESCAPE* Armed IN. km.- In Search of the I*al# in the Vicinity of Merrlau* Junction, Special to the Globe. SHAKOPEE, Sept. 17.— A highwa> robbery, followed by what came within a hair's breadth of being a murder, occurred' near here - this evening. While Louis Scharf, a farmer, was on his way home from town, two masked men jumped into his wagon, and, each holding a revolver to his head, robbed him of what valuables he had on his person. All he had was a silver watch and chain and $4.75 in cash. After securing these, the highwaymen Jumped from the wagon and took to the brush. Scharf returned to town and reported the matter to Sheriff Peter Hilgers, who with" his deputy and the chief of police started in pursuit. About 9 o'clock they reached Merriam Junction, and, seeing two suspicious looking fellows boarding a train, attempted to stop them. They protested against being arrested, and finally broke and ran, and when . pursued one of them turned and fired, the bullet . taking effect in Sheriff Hilger's jaw, passing around and lodging in the back of his neck. The wound is serious, though it is thought not to be fatal. But had the bullet gone an inch lower down it would have struck him in the neck and probably killed him instantly. A volley was sent after the fugitives, but they did not stop and made their escape in the bushes. As soon as the news of the shooting reached Shakopee an armed posse was secured and started in pursuit, but nothing has been heard from them at midnight. The highwaymen are strangers here as far as can be ascertained. STILLWATER BEFORE HIM. :' A Young Rascal Captured _.___*- H.-i-soii. Special to the Globe. ~ — — - ~y"' BENSON, Minn., Sept. 17.— 10 o'clock this 'morning a stranger entered the house of O. P. Bakken, near Lake Hazel, five miles northeast of town, and attempted to assault Mr. Bakken's sister, a girl eighteen years old. She was alone at the time, but succeeded in driving the scoundrel off, not, . however, before he took what valuables he could find around the place. As soon as the assault was made known a posse was organized and they found the fellow in the woods a few hours afterwards, -two miles ; from where the crime was attempted. He wa__--brought to town and lodged in,^-__T, and it is very probable that he will be landed in Stillwater for a term of years. He gave his name as Roberts, and is about twentyfive years old. • - -.•'. '"■-.;* Le Sueur's Connty Fair. Special to the Globe. LE SUEUR, Minn., Sept 17.— Le Sueur county fair opens tomorrow in a blaze of glory. The unprecedented yield of Le Sueur county crops and the general prosperity of our farmers have combined to promise the greatest agricultural exposition ever seen in Southern Minnesota. There will be balloon ascensions, horse races, ball games and other sports, and the principal streets will be illuminated in the evenings by novel electrical devices. The celebrated Third Regiment band, from Fort Snelling, will furnish the music for the occasion. Over $1,600 is offered in premiums and. purses. BERG WILL SING, And, Incidentally. Gov. Clough Will Speak. Special to the Globe. RUSH CITY, Minn.. Sept. 17.— This was the opening day of th Chisago and Pine counties fair at this place, which has been successful beyond the expectation of all. The day opened with a fine rain that was much needed. The dust was laid, the air made fresh and by noon all , was fair and the sun shining. The day has been spent in getting the exhibits in shape, which are the most complete and largest ever shown at a fair in Eastern Minnesota. Tomorrow is govenor's day, when Gov. Clough and Secretary of State Berg will be here accompanied by other prominent citizens. The governor will speak and Secretary Berg will sing, as only he can. here In his- native county, where he is known so well. STORM ON THE LAKES. It Is Backing Water Into the Bnj nt Duluth. Special to the Globe. DULUTH, Minn., Sept. 17.— A heavy northeast storm has been on here for some days, and much water has been driven into the bay. It filled the wheat pits of the Globe and Lake Superior elevator companies, and. forced them to stop. taking in wheat for the day. The lake was never higher than at present, * and there is no indication of the storm abating. Mrs. Bullock Wins. \ Special to the Globe. MITCHELL, S. D... Sept. 17. - The celebrated Wiard-Bullock divorce case was decided today in favor of the defendant, Cynthia Bullock. The case was tried at Plankinton before Judge Haney, who withheld his. decision until today. It refuses the plaintiff. Rev. H. S. Bullock, a divorce, and grants the defendant possession of the child. Merchant : Chapman Divorced. Special to the Globe. FARGO, N. D., Sept. 17.— R. T. Chapman, a wealthy merchant of Lawrence, Mass., -was granted an absolute divorce from his wife by Judge Lauder today. ? y •*••'. ■-

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