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PRESIDENT CASTRO OF
Reported Plan Is to Have Him
Out of Office for a Short
Time and Be Elected
Again—President of the
Senate to Exercise Su
preme Authority — Affair
Tinged With Mystery.
CARACAS, March 21. — President
Castro has resigned. He placed his
resignation of the presidency of Vene
zuela in the hands of the president of
congress after reading the presidential
message today. He handed over the
presidential authority to the president
of the senate.
In the ordinary course of events.
President Castro's term would have
ended Feb. 20, 190 S. He was elected
president of Venezuela in February.
last year, for six years. He had been
elected provisional president of Vene
zuela on March 30, IHOI, by the <-on-
Btituent assembly. Senor Castro, when
the presidency changed hands some
time previous to that date, had pro
claimed himself president, and the
United States government, in Novem
ber, 1899, had officially recognized the
de facto government headed by him.
The action of the constituent assembly
legalized his position and invested him
■with the full powers of a presidential
ruler to the limit of its authority. Up
to that time, while being generally
recognized as president of Venezuela,
he had in reality been simply dictator.
A year later, as already stated, con
gress ratified his election and regu
larly installed him aB president for a
term <if six years, dating from Feb. 20,
Fine Little Scheme.
WASHINGTON, D. C, March 21. —
This move on the part of President
Castro has long been contemplated.
Representations were made to him
several months ago by the leaders of
Venezuela that his resignation would
have the effect of enabling the people
of that country to present a solid front
to the world in the matters in contro
versy with the several powers. The
statement Is made by an authority
here that the resignation is the result
<if a Becrei agreement with the leaders
referred to that President Castro
should temporarily relinquish his of
pending the adjustment of the
matters which Minister Bowen has in
hand. It was intimated by the in
formant that, while President Castro
nominally gives up his office, it is the
Intention to keep it within the family
by an arrangement to make Castro's
brother vice president so that he would
succeed to the presidency. It is the
belief here that the plan is to allow
President Castro to remain out of of
fice for a short time and then re-elect
him at the next election.
When told later that President Cas
tro had turned over the functions of
his office to the president of the sen
ate, Gen. Velutini, the informant, ex
pressed much surprise, in view of the
reputed understanding upon which the
resignation was based. Velutini is said
to be one of the cleverest and shrewd
est men in Venezuelan, public life. It
is believed here that if the Venezuelan
congress refuses to accept the resigna
tion, which it is likely to do, it will
be to circumvent any action looking to
Velutini's getting the power of gov
ernment in his hands.
Did Castro Change His Mind?
The last dispatch relating to Presi
dent Castro came from Caracas March
14, and in it it was stated that Castro
left Monday for La Victoria. When
Castro was interviewed Jan 4 regard
ing the report then current that he
intended to abdicate or resign the pres
idency of Venezuela, he made the fol
"You are at liberty to state that I
have fought during two years to re
tain the supreme power which was
vested in me by the people of Vene
zuela. I will no more abdicate than I
CHING ART CETS
Celestial Youth Did Not
Know the Habits of Amer
Ching Art and Ching Ling were in
separable until the bulldog arrived.
The brute came out of a yard on Cen
tral avenue and attached himself to the
leg of Ching Art and then Ching Ling
The Chinese boys attend the Madison
school. They are quite little chaps and
popular with their schoolmates. They
enter in an odd way into the spirit of
the other boys' games, and Ching Art
has been amusing himself jeering at a.
bulldog that has his abode under a
porch on Central avenue, near Waba
tha street. Friday the dog got even,
biting Ching Art seriously and soaring
Ching Ling Into several Oriental fits.
The infuriated canine, teased into a
rage by the school children, buried its
fangs into the leg of Ching Art, and
only let go when the flesh gave way
and a policeman drove him to shelter.
Ching Art, who is about fifteen years
of age, and a nephew of the proprietor
of the Quong, Gin Ling & Co. art store,
on Wabasha street, has been a resident
of the United States but a short time
and was brought over from China
about a year ago to be educated. As a
member of the Madison school he was
an apt pupil, but slow to realize the
anger of an American bulldog, and
when he was warned to keep his dis
tance he failed to give heed.
The dog lives In the neighborhood of
the school, and Chln£ Art with the
THE ST. PAUL GLOBE.
other pupils did everything but try and
conciliate him. He was passing down
Centra] avenue, and it was then that
the animal made for him. The boy
yelled and his companions ran for shel
ter, but a nearby policeman came to
the young Chinaman's rescue, and the
dog, which by this time had been com
pelled to let go because of the flesh
giving away, was cudgled and ran
yelping for his quarters.
An examination of the wound showed
a clean-cut bite just above the knee.
The flesh was badly torn by the dog's
teeth and gave the boy acute pain. A
physician cauterized the wounds and,
as a precautionary measure, had the
dog secured and examined for any pos
sible trace of rabies. The dog is 6e
sevribed by those in the neighborhood
as ordinarily harmless, but the school
children in going to and from school
tease him and his temper in conse
quence is not of the best.
Ching Art's narrow escape eausrd
consternation in the Celestial house
hold, on Wabasha street, and a Chi
nese doctor was quickly summoned to
aid in quelling the evil disturbances
caused. The boy is at present recover
ing from the bite and his fright, and*
no serious consequences are antici
DOING THEIR PART
President Calls Extra Ses
sion of Senate to Ratify
HAVANA, March 21.—President Pal
ma tonight issued a call for an ex
traordinary session of the senate on
March 24 to ratify the reciprocity
treaty as amended by the United States
senate. The reply of Minister Quesada
to President Palma's cablegram last
night inquiring If President Roosevelt
was authorized to join with President
Palma in decreeing an extension of
time for the ratification of the treaty
was that President Roosevelt was not
authorized to extend the time, and that
the only way to save the treaty was to
secure its ratification by the Cuban
senate before March 31.
It is believed that lack of time will
prevent the document being returned
to Washington for the final signature
and that President Roosevelt can dele
gate United States Minister Squires
to attend the final exchange of signa*
tures. It is held here that it is unnec
essary that the United States house of
representatives pass upon the treat*
prior to its ratification by the Cuban
DAY'S NEWS SUMMARIZED
Weather for St. Paul and vicinity: Fair
today and tomorrow.
Alabama white men are arrested on
charge of having kidnaped and sold col
ored men. Twenty-one negroes are said
to be held in involuntary servitude.
At suggestion of Duluth woman, mem
bers of National Dressmakers' associa
tion will hereafter have hired male es
Utah Methodist ministers ask removal
of Rev. Leitch, superintendent of Utah
missions, who brought charge of polyg
amy against Senator Smoot.
Girl of Erskine, Minn., has been in
tranbe a month.
Report of war college board on new
militia law is made public.
Report of coal strike commission is
Hospital guard is arrested at Halifax
for aiding diseased immigrants to enter
the United States.
President Castro, of Venezuela, re
President of. Cuba calls extraordinary
session of senate to ratify reciprocity
All grain prices are lower, after day of
weakness and languid trading.
Stocks open dull, but become more ani
mated on appearance of bank statement.
Close is dull and steady.
Secretary Healy, of board of school in
spectors, is exonerated of charges by in
Test of steel bars in new county jail
reveals that part of the material was de
Ways and means committee of county
commissioners prepares for issuing fund
Detectives arrest man and woman for
shoplifting in East Seventh street de
Mumps is epidemic at Fort Snelling.
Negotiations between Senator Clark and
Harriman for joint operations in Utah are
Arguments in Northern Securities case
in St. Louis close.
Trainmen secure final settlement with
Chicago Great Western.
Former Mayor Ames is released from
sheriffs custody on furnishing $21,000
Mrs. Martha O. Williamson falls over
bluffs and is killed on East Side flats.
Minnesota university track men are
elected members of the Milwaukee Ath
Manager Charles Baird,, of Michigan,
accepts offer to manage Boston American
Representatives of the West Point and
Annapolis Athletic associations fail to
agree on eligibility rules.
Delehanty must report to Washington
before trade offers will be considered by
SUNDAY MORNING, MARCH 22, 19O3.—TWENTY-EIGHT PAGES.
The Way They See It in Washington.
MINES OPEN EYES
Junket Will Be Means of
Wiping Out Sectional
Special to The Globe.
HIBBING, Minn., March 21.—The
second day of the legislative tour,
spent wholly on the Iron ranges, was
fairly crowded with interesting sight
seeing and even the members of the
party who have spent years In the
great iron country found new food for
study. The big train, which was pull
ed solid over the Great Northern, was
divided at Duluth this morning. To
the first or senatorial section the pri
vate cars of President E. T. Cole, of
the Duluth. Missabe & Northern rail
way, and Dr. Huelst, of Milwaukee, of
the Iron Range, were attached. The
second section was augmented by the
private cars of President F. E. House
and Supt. Thomas Owens, of the Du
luth & Iron Range railway shops. The
start from Duluth was made shortly
before 6 o'clock and breakfast was
served at Two Harbors, after which
the legislators visited the greatest ore
docks in the world and the railroad
The events of the day were visits to
the Chandler and Pioneer mines at
Ely, where a stop of three hours was
liade, and the immense open pit of
the Biwabic mine at Biwabic. The
legislators were enabled not only to
study the formation and peculiarity of
the rich ore deposit, but witness the
blasting and stripping operations pre
paratory to the opening of a new pit.
It was for a majority of the legisla
tors the first close-range view of the
tremendous resources of the iron
ranges and they will return to St.
Paul entertaining opinions of the north
country radically different from those
they brought with them. That the trip
Is a good thing for the ranges is be
yond question. Its effects will be felt
for a decade and that many of the sec
tional antagonisms which have for
years existed between the Duluth dele
gation and the legislators from South
ern and Western Minnesota will as a
direct result of the trip be wiped out.
Nothing that can conduce to the
comfort of the party is left undone
from Presidents House and Cole and
Assistant General Passenger Agent
Cal Stone, of the Great Northern,
down to Engineers Burke and Baker,
who are keeping up to their schedule
under difficulties. Every one connect
ed with the roads is doing his best.
The commissary is a subject of con
gratulation and Dining Car Conductor
De Long has covered himself with
glory, both as to the quality of his
meals and the service.
Eveleth, Virginia and Hlbbing com
pleted the day. The trains will remain
In Hlbbing until 9 o'clock tomorrow
morning, when the return trip will
commence. The party is scheduled to
reach Duluth at noon and leave one
hour later for St. Paul.
NIAGARA FALLS PRSENT
A RARE PHENOMENON
Ice Jam Leaves River Bed on American
Side Almost Dry.
NIAGARA FALLS. N. T., March 21—
The wide channel between the American
shore and Goat Island known as the
American falls, was almost dry today.
The shallowness of the water was due to
an Immense ice jam at the head of Goat
island. The park was crowded with peo
ple watching the unusual sight, while
the people on the Canadian side were
attracted by the thunder of three times
the normal amount of water passing over
the brink of the Horseshoe falls. Sev
eral peopl^ walked across the almost dry
bed of th© river on this side tonight.
One of the Latter Is Traced,
With Results Presum-
BUFFALO, N. V., March 21.—When
the inqueßt into the- Burdick mur
der mystery is finished it is probable
that a verdict will be rendered that th?
murder was committed by a person or
"At the present time," said an of
ficial today. "There is no evidence to
show who committed the crime. While
there is ample ground for suspicion
against one person it has not been
made clear how that person could have
committed the crime without collusion
from inside the house. No proof has
been offered of such collusion except
vague suspicion, and that does not
Justify the issuance of warrants."
District Attorney Coatsworth is im
proving each opportunity and he will
be ready to resume the case on Mon
day. He expects to get through with"
the case in two more sessions. Mr.
Coatsworth' said a few more witnesses
would be called and some of those who
have been on the witness stand will be
recalled to clearing up son^ points <#
That Mrs. Burdick will be called
upon to testify Monday is regarded as
certain. So far as can be learned she
is the only important witness yet to be
called by the district attorney*
One interesting point was cleared
up by the police today. It Is now
known where the sr^all bottle found
in Burdick's den on the morning after
the murder came from. The bottle
contained a small amount of liquor
and was found Btandlng on the table
near the remains of the luncheon. It
Was turned over to City Chemist Hill,
together with the remains of the food
for chemical analysis. Owing to the
shape and size of the bottle it was sup
posed to have been originally pur
chased in a drug store and some time
later filled with the liquor, a part of
which was consumed at luncheon sup
posed to have been partaken of by
Burdick's midnight visitor. The po
lice learned today that the bottle was
bought at a Washington street liquor
store and that it contained Manhattan
cocktails. The man who bought it ac
curately answers the description of
Burdick and it was sold on the day be
fore the murder.
It has been known all along that
Burdlck bought a large bottle at an
other liquor store. It contained Mar
tini cocktails. One of the servants in
the Burdick household saw that bottle
and heard Mr. Burdlck draw the cork
from It in the pantry early in the even
ing preceding the murder. The large
bottle has not been seen by anyone since
the tragedy occurred. The police have
searched for It continuously, as it was
believed that its location would go a
long ways toward clearing the mystery
of the murder. Now that they know
where the smaller bottle came from
and exactly what It contained the au
thorities are endeavoring to find out
what brand of cocktails certain ac
quaintances of the murdered man
were in the habit of Indulging in. Bur
dlck seldom drank Manhattan cock
tails. The discovery of the facts re
lating to the small bottle strengthens
the theory advanced by some of the
authorities that Burdick's visitor came
by appointment and that he was mur
dered by some one who first partook
of the refreshments brought to the
house by Burdick in anticipation of the
"Hans Breltmann" to Be Cremated.
FLORENCE, Italy, March 21.—The im
mediate cause of the death of Charles
Godfrey Leland was pneumonia. He also
had been afflicted with paralysis. His re
mains will be cremated next Monday.
WOMEN TO HAVE
Duluth Woman's Suggestion
at Dressmakers' Conven
CHICAGO, March 21.—Members of
the National Dressmakers* association
today decided unanimously that male
escorts should be hired to show the
women about town at all future ses
sionß of the association. The Innova
tion was suggested by Mrs. Carolyn
Angford, now of Duluth but formerly
of London, where, she says, dressmak
ers are in the habit of "renting" male
escorts. Manager Fred Q. Elms imme
diately after the adoption of the sug
gestion by the women, promised to
have men in readiness when the next
semi-annual convention met in Chi
cago, next September. It was during
Mme. Baker's farewell address that a
woman in the front row said:
"I am Mrs. Carolyn Angford. of Du
luth. I came here to see the city and
attend theaters, but I have been una
ble to go anywhere because I do not
know the city. London women have
a privilege not accorded to American
women, notwithstanding their boasted
freedom. That is the privilege of rent
ing an escort when one is not obtaina
ble. I know, for I lived in London.
The dressmaker pays for the man, and
sometimes on a single outing spends
the savings of a month or longer. If
the man is of a cheerful disposition
he is hired again and again, and—well,
I am sorry to say it, the affair not in
frequently ends in marriage. I think
some sort of privilege should be ac
corded to the dressmakers attending
this convention. It may cause a little
comment, but if Londoners do It, why
The remarks of Mrs. Angford were
greeted with applause, and other
speakers were soon on their feet, anx
ious to give the plan their support. A
few said they thought it would be too
much of a departure from American
etiquette, would cause no end of com
ment, and that the woman who could
not get an escort without hiring him
was not entitled to one. The propo
sal was accepted by unanimous vote.
UTAH MINISTERS HAVE
ENOUGH OF MR. LEITCH
Ask Removal of Man That Brought
Charges Against Senator Smoot,
SALT LAKE, Utah, March 21.—•
Twenty of the twenty-five pastors
whose churches are within the Jurisdic
tion of Rev. J. L. Leitch, superintend
ent of the Utah mission of the Metho
dist Episcopal church, have united in
a protest to Bishop Warren, of Denver,
against Rev. Leitch, asking for his
removal to some other field. This pro
test will be sent to the Central Penn
sylvania conference, of which Rev.
Leitch is a member. Rev. Leitch
is the minister who preferred
th» charge of polygamy against Sen
ator Reed Smoot. Those charges, which
did not receive the sanction of the
ministerial alliance, apparently have
no part In the protest, which set forth
that his methods have caused friction
and that his removal would be for the
best interests of the Methodist church.
THE DEATH OF TRUSTS
French Economist's Conclusions on His
Discoveries in America.
PARIS, March 21.—Pierre Dcs Es
sars, director of economic studies at
the Bank of France, delivered a lec
ture tonight on the American trusts.
The speaker declared his belief that
the American combinations would come
to grief because of overcapitalization.
MUMPS AFFLICT MANY
SOLDIERS AT SNELLING
so that what harm they did would be
readjusted. Trusts, he continued,
were advantageous when they cheap
ened products for the consumer, but
dangerous when they formed corners
which brought about a rise of prices.
The remedy for the trust menace to
foreign markets was the raising of the
tariffs in the countries affected, and
also the levying of countervailing du
ties. He concluded by expressing his
opinion that the inability of the Amer
ican national banks to control and
avert a financial crisis could be reme
died by the adoption of the procedure
followed by the Bank of France.
SALE OF RED LAKE
Government Taking Cogniz
ance of Agent Scott's
WASHINGTON. D. C, March 21.—
Commissioner of Indian Affairs Jones
had a conference with President Roose
velt today regarding the sale of the
Red Lake Indian lands In Minnesota
and the reported declaration of Agent
Scott, of the Leech Lake reservation,
which includes the Red Lake, that he
will advise the Indiana not to accept
the amended term of the treaty made
with them by the government. Sena
tor Nelson has asked for Scott's re
The original treaty called for the sale
of 256,000 acres of the Red Lake lands
at a flat price of $3.90 per acre, but the
law as finally passed provides for the
sale of the lands at public auction at
not less than $4 per acre and about
14,000 acres are reserved to the state
for school purposes, for which the In
dians will derive no compensation. The
agent, It is said, objects to the passing
of twenty-two sections of land to tine
state without any compensation to the
Indians and to some other features of
TAKES WRONG PURSE
AND IS ARRESTED
Girl Who Helped Lover to Fight Is
Charged With Larceny.
May O'Toole, the sixteen-year-old
girl, who a few days ago held her lov
er's coat, while he attempted to clean
out an East Seventh street saloon, was
again arrested last night, charged with
petit larceny. May is said to have tak
en a purse containing $2 which belong
ed to one of the laundresses at the
But she claims it was all a mistake,
and told the police last night that she
thought it was her sister Mary's pock
etbook. Mary is employed at the Mer
chants' and May went there last even
ing to collect a dollar, which she said
her sister owed her.
Mary was not at home, so May took
a pocketbook, which she thought be
longed to her sister. When the right
ful owner of the purse discovered her
loss, she complained to the police and
May was arrested at her home, 703
East Third street.
A few days ago Miss O'Toole was ar
rested, while urging Charles Parlin, her
sweetheart, to clean out a saloon, be
cause the bartender refused to sell
them a bucket of beer.
One Passenger and Robber Killed and
Two Passengers Wounded.
LOS ANGELES, Cal., March 21.—A
Santa Monica electric car was held up
a quarter of a mile outside the city
limits tonight. In a fight between the
passengers and three masked hjefi
waymen George A. Guswold, a passen
ger, was killed, two passengers wound
ed, and one highwayman shot several
times. The latter is believed to be dead.
The highwaymen secured no booty.
SIGNAL SERVICE MEN
GO CHASING FOR GOLD
As a Result the Bureau's Work In Alaska
Is Crippled Badly.
-WASHINGTON, D. C. March Gen.
Greely, chief signal officer, has fouricl him
self much embarrassed in the construc
tion of telegraph lines In Alaska by the
reported discovery of the gold deposits in
the Tanah section of the country. Al
most to a man the civilian employes of
the signal corps have deserted their work
and started for the new diggings. The
fever also Infested the enlisted men of
the corps and undoubtedly there would
have been many desertions could the men
have been made sure of getting out of
the country without being arrested. As
It was applications for discharges are
coming in from them in regular form,
but not many of them can now be grant
ed, yha-* •;■ •-."- -
Early Opening of the Welland Canal.
WELL/AND,' Ont; March 21.—1t is
expected that the , Welland canal will
be opened for navigation about April
10, fully ten days earlier' than usual.
Work is progressing on the harbor Im
provements. The government has de
cided to deepen a portion of the sum
mit level between Port Colborne and
if Mi res
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
A Dozen Artillerymen Are in
Hospital Afflicted With
the Disease—Most of Thou
Veterans of Oriental Cam
paign—Eight Other Mem
bers of the Battery Swell
Sick List of Garrison.
Twelve men who went through a
campaign in China and the Philippines
are laid by the heels at Fort Snelling
with the mumps.
They are members of the field bat
tery garrisoned at the fort. With them
are eight other artillerymen, all the
victims of disease, and the battery is
more than decimated because there are
but 120 In the outfit.
Yesterday morning they made It a
dozen with the mumps. Some of the
men stood by their guns, or sat on the
gun carriages, until their chops be
came so baggy that they wagged and
then they were ordered Into retreat at
Mumps are—or is—epidemic in the
artillery quarters. Where the lirst case
came from Is not clear. The theory of
the post surgeon is that some of the
men who went up the mud walls at
Tien Tsln ca*r,ht the disease riding In
streetcars with little school children.
When it was once introduced into the
quarters of the men there was no hope
for them. They are quartered in the
old post, where the sanitary conditions
are the worst possible. Infection could
not be escaped.
The quarters are small and cramped.
There Is no ventilation, and all through
the winter there have been more men
on sick report than there were when
the battery was living jn fever-infested
swamps on the coast of China.
The fact that it is mumps that has
laid them low makes the detention of
the men at the hospital something of a
Joke with them. As yet there have
been no Indications of the possibility
of serious consequences and they joke
each other about their appearance.
The eight men of the battery who
have other troubles than th<; mumps
are afflicted with the grip in various
forms. It promises to be serious with
some of them.
The balance of the members of the
battery sit in their cramped quarters
and pray for the opening of spring,
which will probably sco them removed
from their quarters and housed under
The mortality has not been great at
the fort the past winter, but the bat
tery has contributed much more than
its share to the list on sl< k report :iii"
the men are becoming Infected with tha
Idea that the post is "hoodooed."
FRANK A. SEYMOUR
Prominent St. Paul Banker
and Business Man Suc
cumbs to Pneumonia.
Frank A. Seymour, at one time the
best all-round athlete in Minnesota,
and for several years cashier of the
Merchants' National Bank of St. Paul,
died at his apartments i nthe Aberdeen,
early yesterday morning. For the past
ten days Mr. Seymour had been 111,
Buffering from grip and pneumonia.
A week ago Saturday, though unable,
he prematurely returned to his office.
Monday he suffered a relapse, and a
day later pneumonia developed, ulti
mately causing death. For the past
two days Mr. Seymour's life was
despaired of, and it was only by re
peated administrations of oxygen that
his life was prolonged.
Mr. Seymour was born near Syra
cuse, N. V., forty-nine years ago.
When he was still a boy his father,
George M. Seymour, of the Sf-ymour-
Chapin company, moved to Stillwater.
At the age of seventeen, young Sey
mour entered the Stillwater First Na
tional bank, becoming cashier of that
institution a few years later.
In ISB3, when only twenty-nine yean
of age, he was appointed cashier of
the Merchants' National Bank of St.
Paul, which position he held until clx
years ago, resigning in 1897 to become
one of the receivers of the defunct
Bank of Minnesota. About the same
time he was also made senior receiver
of the Wood Harvester company, and
when that concern was reorganized, a
short time ago, remained identified
with It, accepting the position of re
ceiver. He was also engaged In the
general insurance business.
Mr. Seymour's wife and daughter
were at his bedside when death came,
but his son, Lee Seymour, is at Chey
enne, Wyo., where he Is employed by
the Union Pacific railroad.
The funeral arrangements have not
yet been completed, as the family la
waiting information regarding the ar
rival of Lee Seymour and Mrs. R. F.
Lemon, a sister of the deceased, who
lives at Leavenworth, Kan. The burial
will probably be Monday afternoon.
Attila's Grave Found.
VIENNA, March 21.—The announce
ment comes from Marburg that a peas
ant of St. Johannen, in the Drave val
ley, has discovered the grave of the
Hunnish King Attila In that district.
The peasant, while digging his land,
found a bronze coffin, beside which
were several Instruments, also of
bronze, and underneath It a large ston*
bearing. In addition to other lnseiip-
Uons, the came of Attila.