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VOL. XIX.— NO. 209.
TttE ST. PfirUL GLOBE.
MONDAY, JVLY 27, 1800.
Weather for Today-
Fair, Preceded by Showers.
Jlryan's Telt'jsrain to St. Louis.
He Stood liy Mr. Sewnll.
Attempted Murder and Suicide.
A Father Kill* His Son.
UiR Duluth Saw Mill Burned.
lladser Murderer Hnnss Himself.
Talk. With Daniel W. Lawler.
Spiritualist Camp Meeting Ends.
Uemidji's First Fourth of July.
A Farmer's Sad Plight.
Street Railway Very Busy.
Tennis Today at MinnetonWa.
The Funeral of Mr. Elliott.
Sewall in the Koud.
London Socialist Congress.
Columbus Wallops St. Paul.
Exhibition at Mt. Clemens.
Delehanty's Four Home Runs.
A Boom in Billinrds.
Sports of Many Kinds.
TJoinß's of the Household.
Markets of the World.
General Labor News.
Wants of the People.
Career of the Bryan Family.
Silver's Shock: to Trade.
Endicott — Republican Committee, 4.
Labor Hall— Central Silver Club, 8.
Pilgrim Church— Colored G. A. R., 8.
MOVEMENT OF STEAMSHIPS.
LIVERPOOL, July 26.— Arrived: Pennland,
HAVRE— Arrived: La Normandie, New
QUEENSTOWN — Sailed: Etruria, New
m , — _
The St. Paul team knows a toboggan
when it sees it.
By the way, the bicycle didn't get
into any of the platforms.
. — ,
Miss Lansing Rowan's challenge to
James J. Corbett is still open.
Down East they have appropriately
named scorchers "oval backs."
, — «o-
If any other party has a ticket to
nominate, let it nominate it now.
In spite of Prof. Lugger's protest,
the army worm goes marching on.
Adlai E. Stevenson will remain out
of politics after the 4th of next March.
Tom Watson will find it mighty cold,
even In Georgia, before this campaign
The gold reserve now sticks above
the $100,000,000 mark, as if it had been
used to it.
Henry Irving has canceled his United
States engagement. The United States
can stand it.
The political conventions having
done their work, let's proceed to the
Historian Ridpath Is going to run for
congress in Indiana. He's looking for
a good item for his book.
Of course, if they see fit, Tom Wat
son and Arthur Sewall can shake dice
for that vice presidential nomination.
And now we hear the jingle of sil
ver in every potato patch of Michigan.
Pingree has come out for free silver.
— , .^»_
Ben Tillman was a great farmer, but
since he has left the plow he seems to
have been unable to make a straight
An Indiana preacher has run away
•with a fifteen-year-eld girl. And she
has run away with a fifteen-cent
Women are to run the street cars at
Battle Creek, Mich. Anybody at Bat
tle Creek who desires can get his life
The dull season has come on again
In Turkey, and the sultan's army has
again turned its attention to murder
ing defenseless Armenians.
Denver hasn't offered to help put
the gold reserve above the danger
point, and yet the Denver banks have
millions of gold in their vaults.
A Michigan woman has just broken
a fast of 155 days. There must be
something nearly as filling as potatoes
and beefsteak In Michigan air.
Why Is nothing ever appropriated
for dredging and otherwise improving
Salt river? A lot of politicians take a
trip up that waterway every fall.
The Columbus won just one game of
eighteen on its trip, but when it strikes
home it beats the St. Paul team twice
in succession. Verily, base ball is a
Even thus early in the campaign it
is plain that the man who writes Mc-
Kinley poetry is doing every bit as
bad work as the fellow who is rhym
ing off Bryan verses.
Had Seymour P. Norton defeated W.
J. Bryan as the candidate of the Popu
lists for president, he might easily
have been the idol of the girls, as he
has the prettiest mustache of any
man in Chicago.
An Eastern manufacturer has
equipped a bicycle with sails to be
operated like those of a ship. This is
evidently done in the interest of the
doctors. What a beautiful header one
could take from a sail bicycle.
A Wisconsin woman dreamed she
was going: to be drowned in Eaglo lake,
Trent out on the lake the next day and
■was drowned. How fool!?h! Why didn't
ghe stay away froir. the water, end
prove that dreams go by contraries.
THE SAINT PAUL GLOBE
WHAT BRYflfl WIHED
SUBSTANCE OF THE TELEGRAM
SENT TO CHAIRMAN JOKES
AT ST. LOUS.
FREE TO SUPPORT SEWALL
THE DEMOCRATIC NOMINEE NOT
WILLING TO DESERT HIS
STANDS ON CHICAGO PLATFORM.
Bryan Says He Will Not Undertake
to Defend Any Other Prin
ciples This Year.
CHICAGO, July 26.— Among those
who returned from St. Louis today
was a gentleman who saw and read the
suppressed dispatch from Mr. Bryan
to Senator Jones, chairman of the na
tional Democratic committee, He
possesses a fairly good memory and j
gives the following as the substance j
of the document about which there was
so much talk and excitement during
the last days of the Populist conven- |
tion. What is subjoined may be relied !
upon as being substantially what Mr. j
Considering all the circumstances and con- i
ditions, I have concluded that the Populist j
convention should not consider my name for j
the presidency, but if determined to nomin
ate me, notwithstanding this declaration, that j
there may be no misunderstanding, I desire,
in advance, to say that I shall not, during
the campaign, discuss any other issues than
those outlined in the Chicago platform. I de
sire, above everything else, to be instru
mental in having enacted into the laws of
the United States the free and unlimited
coinage of gold and silver at the present
ratio of 16 to 1 without awaiting the consent
of any other country.
The Republican platform adopted at St.
Louis asserts that the bimetallic system
should be restored, but that the American
people are helpless to bring about bimetallism
for themselves, until foreign nations are will
ing to assist. The American people cannot
afford to surrender the right to legislate for
themselves on all questions, and so long as
the right is disputed, it surpasses all others
The Populist olatform presents several new
issues, to discuss which, during this cam
paign, will, in my judgment, endanger the
success of our cause. I am not willing to be
a party to anything which will divert atten
tion from the money question. Nor am I
willing to be placed in the attitude of secur
ing help from other political organizations
by sacrificing my associate upon the ticket.
He is as squarely upon the Chicago platform
as I am myself, and he has defended the
cause of bimetallism against much greater
opposition than have the men of the West
and the South during the campaign. It is
due to myself and the Populist convention
that there should be the most outspoken
frankness between us.
"To this dispatch," said the gentle
man, "there was attached a postscript
requesting that the statement be read
to the convention before the ballot was
Why the dispatch was not read and
the reasons for the objections of Sen
ator Allen, chairman of the convention,
to its reading, have been given in the
dispatches from St. Louis.
CLOSING ITS AFFAIRS.
Old Populist National Committee to
Go Out of Itnsim-ss.
ST. LOUIS, Mo., July 26.— Almost all the
delegates to the national Populist and Silver
conventions, which met in this city last week,
have left for their homes, and nobody re
mains except a few of the leaders of both
parties. A majority of the delegates went
out on last night's trains and others at vari
ous times today. Among those who are still
here are ex-Chairman Taubeneck and ex-Sec
retary Turner, of the Populist national execu
tive committee, who will remain long enough
to close up their headquarters and transact
whatever business they may have in regard
to convention matters with the Business
men's league. Chairman Butler and Secre
tary Edgerton, the new officers of the Pop
ulist national committee, appointed last week,
and a majority of the members of the com
mittee are still at the Lindell hotel. They
held a metting today, but little elsce than to
talk over the situation was done. Late to
night a statement was issued over the sig
nature of Chairman Butler, outlining the pol
icy of the party.
Of the Silver national committee, Chairman
Lane and Vice Chairman Stevens are still .
in the city, as is also G. W. Thompson, a
member of the notification committee. It has
not been decided when or where Bryan and
Sewall will be notified of their nomination as
standard bearers by the new silver party.
Messrs. Lane, Stevens and Thompson will
meet tomorrow to confer in regard to this
matter, and some action will probably be
taken then as to time and place. An execu
tive committee of the silver party has not yet
been appointed, and until the headquarters
have been established, this will not be done.
Organizer Keeney, of California, has been
recommended for a position on the Demo
cratic executive committee, and will prob
ably be appointed.
A meeting of the national executive com
mittee will be held tomorrow. H. E. Taub
eneck and W. H. Turner, retiring chairman
and secretary, respectively, will also be pres
ent, to close up whatever business remains
unfinished and turn the affairs over to the
new committee. The matter of notifying the
nominees of the convention will come up at
the meeting of the committee, which will
probably decide as to the time and place.
JONES SAW BRYAN,
But No Statement Was Given Out
LINCOLN, Neb., July 26.— Senator
James K. Jones, chairman of the Dem
ocratic national committee, arrived
from St. Louis at 3:25 p. m, over the
Rock Island. From 5 o'clock until 9
o'clock p. m. t the chairman and Mr.
Bryan were closeted in the latter's
parlor. When they emerged Mr. Bry
an assured the press representatives in
waiting that there was nothing to give
out. "We have been discussing plans,
but we have decided upon nothing
that can be given to the public," said
Mr. Bryan, as he entered the carriage
to accompany Senator Jones to the sta
tion. The latter departed at 9:15 for
Jefferson City, to counsel with Gov.
Stone, of Missouri, before proceeding 1
to his home. Gov. Holcomb returned
from the St. Louis convention today
and was a party to the conference for
an hour or more. Senator Stewart was
expected here today, but he did not put
in an appearance.
CAN'T GO SILVER.
Maine Democratic Nominee Decides
to Pull Out.
PORTLAND, Me., July 26.— Hon. E.
B. Winslow, Democratic candidate for
governor, made public two letters to
day. One notified him of his nomina
tion as governor by the Democratic
state convention. In this letter the
loyal support of the Democracy of
Maine was pledged to Mr. Winslovr.
To this letter of notification Mr. Wins
low replied as follows:
Your letter informing me of the action of
the Democratic state convention, which niade
me the unanimous choice of the convention
as a candidate for governor, to be voted for
at the approaching election, was duly re
ceived, aiid in reply I would say I deeply
feel the l.onor conferred upon me. and I am
profoundly grateful to the Democrats of
MrJria for the confldenec they pliee in me
al piacinfc me in nomination as their standard
bearer. TTie platform for a gold standard is
plain, and it was upon that platform that I
w-s nominated, and I could not, even had I
so sesiied. accept this nomination under any
other circumstances than to stead firmly
MONDAY MORNING, JULY 27, 1896.
upon the platform made by the Democratic
party of Maine.
The Democratic national convention adopt
ed a platform declaring for the free and un
limited coinage of silver, and there was a
strong pressure brought to bear to have me
announce myself in favor of the national
convention, which I did not consider was
right to do. There have been many expres
sions 'on the part of the Democrats of
Maine in regard to my duty, but it has been
plain to me at all times that there was but
one thing for me to do, and that was for me
to stand firmly by the Maine platform.
Since the Democratic national convention
it has been thought advisable to hold some
meetings of conference with the members of
the state committee and the leading members
of the Democratic parety, that full and free
expressions might be obtained, and it was
plainly shown that a wide difference of opin
ion existed, and many of the Democrats of
Maine thought it my duty to come forward
and indorse the Democratic national plat
I have given no expression up to the pres
ent time as to what I should do, but have
given the matter a great deal of thought and
study, and see but one thing for me to do,
and stand as I wish to with the people of
Maine. That is, to decline the nomination
so kindly tendered me, and I assure you that
no one regrets this more than I do.
It is very evident from the free expressions
of opinion that if I wish to secure the
vote of the Democratic party I shall be
obliged to harmonize wty.li both gold and sil
ver platforms, and that I cannot under any
—Edward E. Winslow.
POPS ARE SPLIT.
Factions Not Likely to Get Back:
Special to the Globe.
ST. LOUIS, Mo., July 26.— Owing to the
lack of Sunday connecting trains In the
country, many Populist delegates remained
here today, but this evening finds them all
gone. The talk of the day among the Bryan
men is that they will vote for Bryan whether
he declines or not, and middle-of-the-road
leaders declare they will not vote for him,
whether he accepts or not. There is appar
ently an irreconcilable split in the party.
The Minnesota and Dakota delegates all left
HASXA'S LABOR RECORD.
He Admits That He Has Had a Few
CLEVELAND, 0., July 26.— Chairman
' Hanna, of the Republican committee, will
J start for New York tomorrow evening. He
i goes to arrange for the opening of the Re
publican headquarters in that city. Mr. Han
na was asked today if anything definite had
been arranged as to the plans of the cam
"Nothing definite," was the reply. "That
is part of what we shall discuss at the New
! York meeting. Nothing will be settled upon
j until the New York meeting is held."
A story was published here yesterday to
] the effect that Mr. Hanna had arranged to
meet the president of the Central Labor
union for the purpose of discussing the for
mer's record as an employer of labor, and
that the labor union's president had refused
• to meet Mr. Hanna. As to the truth of the
j story, Mr. Hanna said he had been asked by
a reporter if he was willing to meet Mr. Witt,
of the Central Labor union, and he had re- I
plied that he was willing to do so. The ques
tion was asked because the Central Labor
union had propounded to Mr. Hanna a series
| of queries affecting his relations with labor.
Mr. Hanna said he heard nothing more about
the matter, and Mr. Witt failed to call. That
I was all there was to it.
"Those questions," said Mr. Hanna, re
ferring to the queries propounded by the la
j bor union, "contained insinuations. Their
purpose was, of course, antagonistic to Maj.
McKinley, and they sought to connect me with
various strikes, by implication and insinua
tion. They undertook to connect me with the
sailors' strike here of three years ago. I j
had nothing to do with it. My brother, H. !
M. Hanna, was at that time president of the
Vessel Owners' association. The questions also
insinuated that I had to do with a miners'
strike in Pennsylvania. Our firm has an in
terest in a mine there, but was not in control
and we had nothing to do with the manage
ment of it. In point of fact, I have been em
ploying some 5,000 or 6,000 men for the last
eighteen to twenty-five years, and have had
a number of strikes. It would have been
strange if, under the circumstances, I had
not. But I have not been endeavoring to
make political capital out of the fact, for or
Nicholson Held Back by Matabeles
LONDON, July 27.— The following Bulu
wayo dispatch has been received by the
Chronicle: Nicholson patrol, 300 strong, was i
checked yesterday in a narrow gorge in the I
Matoppo hills. The enemy, In great strength,
occupied an impregnable position, and they
were fully equipped with rifles and ammuni
tion. The straightness of their shooting was
remarkable. The Cape boys, with Nicholson's
patrol, cleared the heights, killing twenty of
the rebels, but a gallant attempt to force a !
passage was checked by a heavy fire from I
the cave studding the mountain. Nicholson
lost five troopers and two cape boys. He
therefore withdrew his forces and returned
to the camp.
The Daily Telegraph also has a dispatch
from Buluwayo, which says: Gen. Carring
ton is raising a volunteer force of fifty men.
He fears that nothing is sate here. Cecil j
Rhodes has arrived here. Lalng's recent fight
south of the Matoppo hills, in which the I
Matabeles were repulsed with a loss of ninety
killed, was with Lobengula's crack regiment,
which had been carefully trained in European
methods of warfare after the conquest of
Another Buluwayo dispatch says that in
consequence of the repulse of Nicholson by
the Matabeles the imperial troops have been
Rendered in a Libel Case in Cali
SAN DIEGO, Cal., July 26.— The jury In
the Hearne case, which has been on trial
for several days past, came into court shortly
after noon today, after being locked up all
night, announcing a verdict for the plaintiff,
assessing his damages at $10,000. The action
has been tried once before, the jury (hen
failing to agree.
The plaintiff in the case is Dr. J. C.
Hearne, of this city. The defendants are M.
H. De Young, proprietor of the San Fran
cisco Chronicle, and J. F. Blount, formerly I
that paper's San Diego correspondent. The I
article which formed the basis of the suit j
was sent from this city in August, 1894. It
was construed by Dr. Hearne and some of his
friends as implicating the doctor in the mur
der of Amos J. Stillwell, at Hannibal, Mo., in
December. 1888. Subsequent to the publica
tion of the article Hearne was indicted for
the murder, tried and acquitted.
CORN IX DEMAND.
Enormous Sales Being Made at Kan
WICHITA, Kan., July 26.— The week just
closed has witnessed the liveliest grain trade
in Southern and Central Kansas that these
sections have experienced in five years. Just
now the bulk of the old corn from this sec
tion is going to St. Louis and New Orleans,
but dealers from Northern, Western and
Southern points are all buying heavily. The
shipments, while enormous, do not in any
sense represent the business done, as a very
large amount of corn has been contracted
for, but Is held awaiting cars. A great deal
of the corn is in unroofed cribs, and on ac
count of the recent heavy rains It is too wet
Which Striking Employes of Brown
Works Will Accept.
CLEVELAND, 0.. July 26.— 1t Is believed
by the leaders of the strike at the Brown
Hoisting works that terms of settlement be
tween the men and company will be agreed
upon within a day or two, and that work
will be resumed before the end of the week.
Propositions have been made which are likely
to be accepted, but the locked out men refuse
to give the terms of the settlement.
Is in a. Hurry to Build Iji a
LONDON, July 27.— The Times has a dis
patch from Madrid as follows: It is stated
that the government has paid the enormous
price ol £700,000 each for the two war vessels
recently bought at Genoa, while a contract
has just been given for two torpedo boat de
stroyers at £60 000, which was dearer than
the tender of a first-class English firm, on
the grouDd that quicker delivery wou'.d be
secured. Nothing short of a panic can ex
plain such extravagance.
BIG DULOTH BLAZE
A SIXTY-THOUSAND-DOLLAR LOSS
CAUSED BY A SAW MILL
DOCKS NARROWLY ESCAPED.
FIREMEN HAD HARD WORK TO
S*AVE FIFTEEN MILLION FEET
PAT CHRISTIE HANGED HIMSELF.
Held for Murder and Acted am Judge
Lynch ln Hla Own
Special to the Globe.
1 DULUTH, Minn., July 26.— Gray's
saw mill on Rice's point was totally
destroyed by fire this morning. The
loss on building and machinery is es
timated at $60,000, insurance on build
ing $5,000, machinery $29,«00. The mill
was the third largest at the head of
the lakes and employed 125 men. It
was owned by the Rish A. Gray estate
and operated by J. B. and G. F. Stev
ens, who were sawing under contract
for the Cranberry Lumber company,
The fire broke out about 2 o'clock and
only hard work by the firemen saved
15,000,000 feet of lumbeu«which was piled
in the yard. The origin of the fire is
HE HANGED HIMSELF.
Pat Christie Acted as Judge Lynch
ln Hla Own Case.
Special to the Globe.
NEILLSVILLE, Wls., July 26.— Sheriff
Sheldon while making his rounds In tlie
Clark county jail this evening, to feed the
prisoners, discovered Pat Christie, who was
confined for the murder of Christ Milert on
July 4, at Christie's home, about ten miles
north o-f this city, dead, hanging by the neck,
he having committed suicide. Christie had
secured a piece of small rope somewhere, and,
mounting a stool, had attached one end to a
water pipe which passes along the gallery
surrounding the cages in the jail and the
other end around his neck. He had also fas
tened a towel around his face, cramming a
portion into his mouth, to prevent any noise
escaping which might alarm the sheriff. Tak
ing a clean shirt, which had been given him
in the morning, he placed it over his head
as a hood, and, with his suspenders, fastened
his hands behind him. Then, kicking the
stool from under his feet, he saved Clark
county the costs in trying his case.,
FEST AT AN END.
Dnbnqne Saengerfe«t Closed With
an Imposing 1 Parade.
DUBUQUE, 10., July 26.— The seven
teenth biennial saengerfest of the North
western Saengerbund closed today. At the
morning business meeting, Moritz Herring,
of Milwaukee, was elected president; Arthur
Josetti, Chicago, vice president, and John
Wuoder, of Davenport, secretary. The other
officers will be elected at the next meeting
of the bund. Davenport was selected for
the next fest in '98. This afternoon the pa
rade and picnic occurred. In the procession
were all the delegates and local civic societies,
it being the largest oivlo demonstration ever
Held at lnuuu.
Special to the Globe.
WINONA, July 26.— Last night the Winona
police captured a ran who stole a horse
and buggy from Wa tpaca, -Wis. He had j
made a trade on the oad and sold the rig
here. While about to make off with a rig j
from a livery stable here he was arrested.
He is being held.
Flonr Mill Burned.
Special to the Globe.
PRESTON, Minn., July 26:— Conkey Bros.'
fifty-barrel roller mil| was burned at mid
night. The loss is $30,000; insured for So.OOO.
The mill will not be rebuilt.
Shooting? at Carver.
Special to the Globe.
CARVER, Minn., July 26.— The club shoot
ing tournament at Carver today was very I
largely attended, and resulted in Carver win
ning first prize, Shakopee second, Norwood
third and Chaska fourth.
Harvesting at Montgomery.
Special to the Globe.
MONTGOMERY, Minn., July 26.— Farmers
have commenced harvesting. The weather is
dry and cool. The crop will not exceed 75
per cent of last year's yield, on account of
the chinch bugs and the hot weather of last
Done to the Roads by the Colorado
GOLDEN, Col., July J6.-A large gang of
workmen began repairing the Gulf road up
Bear creek canon today. Frank Trumbull,
receiver, and the general manager and other
officials of the road came up this morning.
They said they could Bot give even an ap
proximate estimate of the damage, but that
they will probably be able to get trains
through to Georgetown in two weeks. An
other large gang will be put on very soon,
making nearly 300 In aIL The road for about
seven miles must be almost wholly rebuilt,
as the bed is washed out or buried under
great masses of rock wid dirt. People at
Central City and Blackhawk express fears of
food becoming scarce before the road is re
Specials from Southern Colorado say that
the Denver & Rio Grande will be running
trains on its lines by Monday, and advices
from Florence say the Florence & Cripple
Creek road will be open for traffic by ' the
end of the week. At Catskill, Col., the Gulf
depot was washed away during Saturday's
storm, the agent and his wife narrowly es
Did Con*lderable Damage to the
Town of Homer.
HOMER, Mich., July 26.— A terrible storm
struck this village this evening. Roofs were
lifted, houses partly blown away, barns tipped
over and over half of the fine shade trees
about the town were blown over. The plate
glass windows in Linn & Co.'s store were
blc-wn in. The worst part of the wind
seemed to have passed a little to the north
west of the town, and many of the finest
farm houses in this vicinity laid in its path.
There were several narrow escapes of per
sons caught In the storm, but as yet no one
is reported as injured.
Purses Hung Up.
NEW YORK, July 26.— The Brooklyn Jockey
club announces stake races for the spring
meeting of 1897, which include the Great
American stakes, $12;090, five furlongs; the
Tremont, $10,000, six furlongs; spring meet
ing, 1898, for three-year-olds (now yearlings),
include the Brooklyn Derby of $10,000, one
and a half miles. The highest stake for meet
ing for fall 1896, foP three-year-olds and up
wards, the Oriental handicap of $3,000, mile
and a quarter; for three-year-olds, the Brook
wood, of $3,000, mile and a furlong; for two
year-olds, the Prospect stakes, $3,000, six fur
longs; for all ages, the Culver handicap,
$2,000, at six furlongs, and Atlantic stakes,
a heavyweight handicap, at five furlongs.
WHEELING, W. Va., July 26.— Early this
morning traffic on the Fourth division of the
Baltimore & Ohio was resumed. The train
for the East at 12:25- a. m. was the first to
go through. The damage inflicted to the rail
road by the flood is very heavy. In the town
of Mannington, the damage is estimated at
$150,000. the South -Pennsylvana Oil company
being the heaviest, loser. The .Ohio Valley
Railroad company, 'over the river, will not
be open to traffic for three weeks.
Hot a* Memphis.
MEMPHIS, Tennl, July 26.— The heat for
the last two days has been intense, the mer
cury ranging near the 100 mark. One fatality
was reported on account of the beat.
PLACED A fMJHDER
H. B. WHITE, OF NORTHFIELD,
COMES IP TO KILL TILLIE
HE FIRED FOUR SHOTS AT HER.
TWO OF THEM HIT AND TWO
MISSED— THEN SHOT HIM
HIS WOUND IS PROBABLY FATAL.
Quiet Hnmllne Disturbed by An Ex
citing Sunday Snooting— Facts
in the Case,
H. B. White, of Northfield, Minn., :
in a fit of jealousy, augmented by
whisky, attempted to kill Tillie
Schrumpf, yesterday, and a moment
later turned a revolver on himself and
inflicted a mortal wound.
The scene of the attempted murder
and suicide was the front yard of the
dwelling house at 1521 Minnehaha
street. The neighborhood is a very
quiet one and the only excitement
which the residents have is the occa
sional passing of the Hamline street
cars. It was a few minutes before
2 o'clock, yesterday afternoon, when
the residents for several blocks around
were startled by the sound of half a
dozen pistol shots. It was at first sup
posed that some of the lads in the
neighborhood were shooting off a few
firecrackers, but a woman's shrieks
told a different story, and a half dozen
of the male residents in the block hur
ried to the scene.
R. K. Evans, who lives at 1561 Min
nehaha street, heard the shooting as
he was about to enter his house, and
looking down the street saw a woman
lying on the ground in front of a res
idence about half a block away. A
man, who was standing about six feet
away from her, was doing the shoot
ing and did not seem to be at all con
cerned. Mr. Evans ran toward the
spot, but before he reached there the
fellow was on his knees beside the
body of the woman and pressing a re
volver to his breast pulled the trigger.
Mr. Evans by this time had been rein
forced by W. K. Moffltt, another neigh
bor, and the two managed to disarm
the fellow before he could fire an
other shot. The wounded girl was
carried into the house and the man led
to the engine house about four blocks
away. Arriving at the engine house
a telephone message was sent to the
Prior avenue station and Mounted
Officer Braak was soon at the place.
Dr. S. M. Kirkwood, who had been
called to the scene, made a cursory
examination of the man's wound and
directed that he be taken to a hospi
tal instead of the Prior avenue police
station. While waiting for the ambu
lance to re.ich the place, the prisoner,
who seemed to be somewhat under
the influence of liquor, talked freely
Tj H wu?. ld the omce *" hls name was H.
t . e and that he llved ln North
i field, Minn., from which point he had
journeyed in the morning to St Paul
with the purpose of killing Tillie
Schrumpf. He did not seem to be at
all worried over his own wound but
constantly inquired If the girl was
dead. When the doctor attempted to
cut away his shirt in order to exam
ine his wound, White objected for the
reason that it would spoil the garment
Hearing the doctor state to a by
stander that he did not think the
wound a serious one, White said he
was sorry and begged the officer to
let him have another chance to kill
himself. He seemed much put out at
his failure to kill bo.th the girl and
himself, and repeatedly said he had
held the revolver over his heart but
that it had shot about four inches too
high to reach that organ. Being
searched by the officer a pint bottle
| about half full of whisky was found
in one of his pockets, and in another
two dozen cartridges. A note, evi
dently writen before he left North
field, was found in an inside pocket of
his coat. The leter written on a sheet
of W. R. Henderson's paper, 1 for whom
White worked in Northfield, was en
closed in an envelope and read as fol
xi M i!i« ,^ ame ls H - B - WhUe - l llve •"
Northfield, Minn. Please send me to mine
home at Northfield, Minn.
White, bemoaning his bad luck in
not having killed both himself and
the girl, was placed in the ambulance
and taken to the city hospital. Ar
riving at the institution he gave his
age as 39 years, said his home was in
Northfield and that he had a wife and
five children living at that point. Af
ter an examination by the physicians
he was placed on a cot, and was not
averse to talking. The girl, Tillie
Schrumpf, whom he had attempted to
murder, he said he had known inti
mately for about two years. He had
a passion for her that could not be
overcome. He left Northfield yester
day morning determined to kill her and
then himself. The revolver he used
he har* brought with him and after
reaching the . city at 11 o'clock, had
dinner, and then started for the place
where the girl was employed with the
intention of shooting her and then him
self. His story was told to the detec
tives and afterward he had a talk
with his sister, Mrs. Josephine Snyder,
who resides at Fort Snelling.
White's wound, while not fatal in all
cases, is likely to result in his death
within a few days. The bullet, a thir
ty-eight calibre, entered the left breast
about three Inches above the heart,
and although the doctors have not
probed for it they are of the opinion
that it entered the left lung. At mid
night White was resting as comfort
ably as could be expected.
The girl he attempted to murder,
Tillie Schrumpf, was born and brought
up in Northfield. She is twenty-one
years old, and came to St. Paul three
months ago. She sought employment
as a domestic, and was employed by
C. H. Botkin, as a servant, at 1521
Minnehaha street. Mr. Botkin gives
the girl an excellent reputation, and
says that while in his employ she had
conducted herself in a very ladylike
manner. She was a great favorite of
his wife, who was in ill health at the
time the girl arrived at the house, and
recently died. White, he says, called
at the house about five weeks ago and
asked to see Tillie. The girl was up
stairs dressing, and while waiting for
her to come down Botkin entered in
conversation with White. At that time
White said his name was Schrumpf.
and that Tillie was his niece. He had
been visiting at the girl's home in
Northfield, he said, and while on his
way to his home in Illinois was obliged
to pass through the city, and concluded
to visit his niece. Tillie came in the
room abont this time, and Mr. Botkin
left them together. White, on that
occasion, remained about an hour and
then left. After he had gone Tillie told
Botkin, and also the family, that the
i caller was her uncle who lived In Illi-
PRJCE TWO CENTS— \ JRJSmni
nols. Yesterday afternoon the bell
rang and Botkin, who was in the front
part of the house, stepped to the door.
He recognized White, who appeared to
be greatly excited. He asked if Tillle
was in, and, as his voice sounded queer,
Bctkln says he thought White, whom
he still supposed was Tillies uncle,
had bad news to tell the girl. White
stepped inside the door, and shortly
after he heard Tillie come down the
front stairs. He heard White call the
girl by name, and a moment later the
shooting began. The girl ran out of the
front door, and as she was running
from the stoop to the sidewalk, the third
shot struck her and she fell to the
ground. Botkin ran toward the fellow,
and although he was excited, remem
bers saying what are you doing. To
this, Botkin says, White swore at him
"I'll kill you, too, you ."
Botkin waited to hear nothing more,
but ran back into the house, out the
rear door and called for help. When
he arrived in front of the house again
Evans and Moffltt had hold of the
man and were leading him away.
Botkin, who is secretary of the "Im
perial Knights," and has an office at
936 Guaranty Loan building, Minne
apolis, sa^s he had no idea until' yes
terday that White was not related to
the girl. She had ben very kind to
his wife in her illness and for this rea
son he felt particularly grateful to h^
She had never been in the habit of go
ing out nights and, with the exception
of several visits to her home in North
field, had been at the house all the
time for the past three months.
Tillie Schrumpf, after having her
wounds dressed by Dr. Kirkwood, was
made comfortable in the house until
the arrival of the ambulance, which at
6 o'clock took her to the city hospital. |
She was not inclined to talk about the '
shooting, but finally made a statement
of the affair. She had seen White com- |
Ing toward the house several minute 3
before she reached there, and told one
of the female members of the family
to tell him that she was not at home.
Botkin, however, answered the bell
and told White that she was in. As !
she came down the stairs White called |
her by name, and as she reached the j
foot of the stairway he reached around |
to his hip pocket and pulled out a re
volver. She attempted to run out the
door, and, as she did, White fired a
shot at her. The bullet missed her and
went through the door, which was
open, and into the wall. The second
shot fired struck her in the right arm
just above the elbow and -passed
through the fleshy part of the arm.
The third shot struck her in the back
on the left side just above the waist,
and, as White was standing on the
stoop and she was running from him,
the bullet struck the muscle near the
small of the back and took a down
ward course. She fell to the ground
and fainted away. White fired an
other shot at her as she lay on the
ground but the bullet went wide. He
evidently atempted to shoot her again,
but for some reason the cartridge fail
ed to explode. Supposing that she was
done for, White drew out another re
volver from his pocket and, placing ii
to his left breast, attempted to kill him
self. The appearance of Messrs. Evans
and Moffitt on the scene, however, pre
vented him from accomplishing sui
The girl received a letter from White
on Friday stating that if she did not
leave her place in the Botkin house
he would kill her. The letter must
have made her fearful that White
would carry out his threat, for she told
several of the female members of the
family, after reading the letter, that
it meant trouble. White, she explained
yesterday after the shooting, wanted
her to marry him, and it was because
she refused that he had shot her. She
was aware that he had a wife and
children, and could not, even If he
wanted to, enter into a marriage with
her. After having her wounds dressed,
the girl asked that the clothing she had
on when shot be brought in, and she
made a careful examination of the
clothes for the purpose, as she said,
of seeing if any of the cloth had been
carried into the wound with the bullet.
When the ambulance arrived she was
carried down stairs in a chair, but in
sisted that she be allowed to walk to
the stretcher. She is of petite but mus
cular figure, with blue eyes, fair com
plexion and a wealth of light red hair.
She did not appear to be greatly wor
ried, and said good bye to the mem
bers of the family with a cheerful
smile, adding that she would be back
again in about a week.
A telegram was sent at her request
to her brother, George Schrumpf, at
Northfleld, advising him of the affair
and requesting that he come to St.
Paul at once.
The doctors at the City hospital say
her wounds are not dangerous. The one
in the arm is nothing but a flesh one,
and the bullet which struck her In the
back is. apparently lodged in the hip.
Unless fclood poisoning sets in, the phy
sicians say, her recovery will be rapid.
White, who has been employed as a
machinist by W. R. Henderson, of
Ncrthfield, is a dark-complexioned fel
low about forty years of age and has
a wonderful constitution and powerful
physique, which the doctors say will
have much to do with his possible re
covery. ■ Mr. Botkin visited the hospital
last evening and expressed a desire to
have an interview with Tillie Schrumpf,
but was told it was impossible for him
to see the young woman. Mrs. Jose
phine Snyder, a sister of White, was in
the reception room at the time, and
this fact was conveyed to Mr. Botkin
with the idea that he might wish to
see her. Mr. Botkin. however, stated
that he did not care to see Mrs. Snyder
and took his departure.
White, in the course of conversation,
yesterday afternoon, said he had writ
ten the girl and told her if she did
not leave her pace and seek employ
ment elsewhere that he would kill her
and himself, and that he meant just
what he said.
LIVED IN SORTHFrELD.
Something About Both Parties to
Special to the Globe.
NORTHFIELD. Minn.. July 26.—
AVhite, who shot Tillie Schrumpf. has
been employed here by W. R. Hen
derson for several years. He is about
forty, has a wife and six children. His
wife is a nice woman whose folks liv* 1
in Southern Minnesota. White has -a
brother in New Prague. It is surmised
here that White has been unduly at
tentive to the Schrumpf girl for some
time. Almost two years ago he board
ed with her folks while his wife was
away on a visit. Later she was em
ployed as a domestic in his family un
til White's wife turned her out. The
Schrumpf girl has not been here foi
about six months until a few weeks
ago, when she called at Henderson's
warehouse and asked for White. He
was not in. Saturday night White
drew his pay and asked for $5 more
which he got. A telegram was received
here tonight from White to a friend
saying he was shot and asking the
friend to come to the city hospital at
once. The dispatch was too late for
the evening train. Tillie Is the
daughter of a farmer near Dennison.
Her mother lives in this city with the
family. Tillie is the only daughter
and about 18 years old.
By a Railway Wreck: Which Oc
onrred in Intllu.
BOMBAY, India. July 26.— A railway col
lision has occurred at Delhi, bywhich D'ty per
sons were killed.
SHOT HIS OWfl SO(l
JOSEPH KABELKER'S SUXDAY TEIU,
Mi.VATES IN A SAD SHOOT
AN INTRICATE TARGET R!FL£
FOOLED ONE SON AND COST THE
OTHER HIS YOUNG
SEEMS TO BE A PURE ACCIDENT.
Coroner Whiteomb, However, I*
Making an Investigation Into
All the Facts Accessible.
As a result of an exceedingly sad
Sunday casualty, the little body of
Charley Kadelker, aged nine years, lies
at Hurley's undertaking rooms on the
West side, with a bullet hole through'
the head. The shot was fired unwit
tingly by his father, who, crazed with,
grief, occupies a cell at the Ducas
street police station pending a full in
vestigation of the facts by Coroner
Kadelker, who lived with his wifo
and several children at 110 Chicago
avenue, is a switch tender in the Great
Western yards, occupying the tower
at the entrance of the freight yards
every day from 7 to 6. Yesterday he
went home and after supper went
with his two sons out on the river
bank near Yoerg's brewery, about a
block from the family home, the boys
I taking with them a small Winchester
j target rifle, 22 caliber, intending to
practice with the gun along the river.
When they reached the river bank,
Kadelker asked the boy Joe if the ri
fle was loaded. Charley was sitting
on the ground a little in front of them,
as Joe, Jr., took the loading device,'
and exposed what he supposed wag
the empty chamber. He had hardly
readjusted the mechanism, however,
when his father's finger pressed tha
trigger, unwittingly, perhaps. The
gun was inclined toward the ground,
and to one side, and, as it was fired
the bullet struck Charley just below
the left eye, passing through, the brain,
and causing instant death.
The grief-stricken parent carried the
dead body home and summoned Dr
Beal in the hope that life might not
be entirely extinct, but it was of no
The shooting was reported to the po
lice, and Lieut. Cooke placed Kadel
ker under arrest pending the action of
Dr. Whiteomb made a partial inves
tigation last evening, and will prob
ably not order an inquest, as the af
fair seems purely accidental.
Kadelker is about forty years old
and has lived in St. Paul several years'.
He is given a good reputation by his
acquaintances. He freely told the
particulars of the shooting to the po
lice upon their first information of tha
boy's death, and referred them for
corroboration to Frank Stranski andl
Stephen Cernohous, a flour and feed,
dealer at 135 South Wabasha street
The police inquired of both of these
and found corroboration of Kadelker's
story so far as the men could testify
at all, the whole matter being done in
Removed to His Summer Home at
i n^, Y ? RK ' July 26 --Cornelius Vanderbilt
left this city for his summer residence "The
Breakers,' at Newport, early today, on tha
steam yacht Conqueror. The greatest se
crecy was maintained at the Vanderbilt home
?™m?he B ci£ c rem ° Val ° f Mr - Vanderbilt
NEWPORT R. L July 26.-Cornelius Van
derbi t arrived at 6 o'clock this morning on,
F. W. Vanderbilfs yacht Conqueror. He
was taken off his yacht at the New York
boat landing, and conveyed to "The Breakers"
in a Berlin coach. It was stated at "The
Breakers" that he had withstood the voyage
excellently; that he was much improved in
health, and that appearances indicated that
he would speedily recover from his recent
STRIKERS STAND FIRM.
New York: Tailors Expect to Win,
NEW YORK, July 26.— An all-day meeting
was held by the striking tailors of this city
in Walhalla hall today. Addresses were made
by a number of leaders and the situation was
generally discussed. The substance of the
remarks made by the various speakers was
to the effect that no compromise with the
contractors should be made; that the strik
ers must stand firm and accept nothing but
victory. The fact that some of the contract
ors who had in the past combatted the tailors
have now joined hands with them is re
garded by the leaders as significant and is
taken as an omen of success for the tailora
in their conflict for the entire abolition of the
sweat shop system, the increase of the weekly
scale of wages and for a fixed weekly toll
standard of 59 hours. It is estimated that
fully 20,000 hands are now idle on account of
the strike in this city and vicinity. Commis
sioner Charles L. Phipps, chairman of the
state board of arbitration, has visited the
leaders on both sides of the controversy, and
an effort is now being made to induce all
• STILLWATER NEWS.
Annual Flower Mission at the State
The annual flower mission of the W. C. T.
U. of this state was held at the prison yester
day morning, and there was a large attend
ance, nearly all of the inmates turning out to
the chapel exercises. A sermon was delivered
by Mrs. Hannah Mullinex. of Grand Meadow,
and at the close of the exercises each convict
received a small bouquet of flowers. About
sixty members of the union from various
parts of the state were present.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Aiple, who have spent
several months in Europe, have arrived In
New York and will reach Stillwater soon.
A special term of the district court ■will ba
held here tomorrow.
A convention will soon be held In this judi
cial district 121 the nomination of a successor
to Judge F. M. Crosby, of Hastings. Thero
Is little opposition to his re-election.
The prison binder twine factory will con
tinue in operation night and day, at least, un
til the end of this week, and probably longer.
The dr.raa.nd for twine still continues good,
ana tts state could have disposed of fuliy
double the product of the factory.
GRAIX RATE WAR.
Another Dig Out In to Be Made at
KANSAS CITY. Mo.. July 26.— The grain
rate war which has been waged for the past
week will, accord ng to the statements of
several leading trgfßc men of th!s city, practi
cally be concluded when the next cut in rates
is made. This, it is anticipated, will occur
within a few days at most. One of the active
I'nes yesterday wired from Chicr.go to its
local representative, asking what rate would
be required on wheat to hold it to Chicago
markets as against the Southern ports. The
reply was that it would require a rate of 8
cents per 100 flat. It is believed that such a
rate will be put in. possibly tomorrow. That
rate is less than actual cost, and It is thought
none of the lines wiU care to maintain !t for
any great length of time. When business is
done at a loss, it will be a matter of short
time to get the managers In a conference for
adjustment. It is useless at the present
time to discuss compromise. It is stated ilia
fight is to a finish.