VOL. XXVI.—NO. 133.
JOBBERS WILL TRY TO SETTLE TRAINMEN'S DISPUTE
BUSINESS MEN WILL TAKE
A HAND IN RAILROAD TROUBLE
Jobbers of St. Paul and Minneapolis Will Me
diate Between Trainmen and Great North
ern—Meeting Will Be Held This Morning—
Day Is Fruitless of Direct Results—Conferees
Are at a Standstill.
STATEMENT OF J. W. COOPER.
We have arranyed for a confereence with the Great Northern trainmen,
to be held Wednesday morning, at which the situation will be thoroughly
canvassed. At the meeting will be present a delegation of Minneapolis bus
iness men, fifteen or twenty St. Paul jobbers and manufacturers, besides the
members of the men's grievance committee.
It was decided by the business interests today to endeavor In some
way to stem any action which may lead to serious labor troubles that will un
doubtedly Jeopardize our Interests and cause large financial losses.
The business interests of St. Paul have carefully watched the labor con
troversy between the trainmen and the officials of the Great Northern. We
had noped that the differences would be amicably adjusted, until yesterday
afternoon word was received at my office that negotiations were suspended
and that a strike was Imminent.
Realizing that a strike would materially affect our Interests, I at once
called upon some of my neighboring jobbers, and asked them to act with
me in a final attempt to bring about a settlement. We decided to call a
meeting with the trainmen's committee and discuss the point at Issue with
the representatives of the men.
We then waited upon Mr. Garretson at the Merchants' hotel and he
assured us that the committee and the grand officers will be pleased to con
fer with us tomorrow. He informed us that the trainmen did not wish to
inflict hardships upon the business Interests.
Later In the evening word was received from Minneapolis that a delega
tion of business men from that city would also meet with the grievance
committee, so it was arranged to hold a joint conference.
Our committee of business men has no power to arbitrate; it can only
act in an advisory capacity. We will ask the men to consider carefully the
business Interests of the Northwest before they declare a strike, which will
certainly jeopardize every industry. We hope our conference will be produc
tive of favorable results. —J. W. Cooper.
A delegation of St. Paul and Minne
apolis business men will meet with the
Great Northern's trainmen's commit
tee at 10 o'clock this morning at the
rooms of the St. Paul Jobbers' union,
when an attempt will be made to bring
about a final settlement of the double
J. W. Cooper, vice president of
Grig-gs, Cooper & Co., yesterday inter
ested himself and other business men
in the labor controversy, when it be
came known that negotiations between
Idle Rumors That Cause Up
rising of Croatian
BUDA PEST. May 12.—There was
recently a serious peasant demonstra
tion in Croatia, especially in the Kreuz
district, where the castles and houses
of the Hungarian lan.l owners were at
tacked and pillaged. Martial law was
declared. Similar disorders have oc
curred at Brod. Sissek and other
places. Troops will be sent to every
place where a breach of the peace is
The peasants are actuated by absurd
rumors that the late Crown Prince
Rudolph is alive; that he is coming to
help the peasant Ret his own, and that
the emperor has forbidden his soldiers
to shoot at them.
MINGLED BLAZE AND
PANIC IN BUFFALO
Property on Lake Front Destroyed
and People Injured.
BUFFALO, N. V., May 12.—The
Diamond Mills, owned by Churchill &
Co., an elevator owned by the same
company, the transfer house of the
Lake Shore and Erie railways and
about forty cars were burned tonight.
A score of small houses in the vicin
ity of the big blaze were damaged.
The loss is $250,000.
The fire started in the rear of the
Diamond Mill?. The freight and
transfer sheds occupied a space 600
feet in length and 150 feet in width
between the lake and the viaduct. The
flames sw<jpt along the viaduct and
almost caused a panic among the
thousands of spectators who lined
thru structure. There was a rush in
which a number of persons were
knocked down and several severely
hurt. The viaduct, built of iron and
steel, checked the flames.
Lieut. Clark was struck by the
coupling of a hose which burst and was
hurled against a wall, fracturing his
Bkull. He will die.
The freight and transfer house had
been abandoned by the railway com
panies, but they were filled with grain
and grain products from the Diamond
St. Loulg Yearns for Walnwrlght.
ST. LOUIS, Mo.. May 12.—Gov Dock
eii y today requested Secretary Hay to use
v^,n^ d *l ces with the government of
trance to have Ellis Wainwright, the
bt. .Louis millionaire, arrested and re
charge $ Srit^ tO Staid trlal on the
THE ST. PAUL GLOBE.
the men and the company officials had
been suspended. After a consultation
with Theodore Schurmeier and several
other leading jobbers, it was decided
to arrange for a conference with the
Before any action could be taken,
word was received from a delegation
of Minneapolis business men, asking
Secretary Hall, of the Jobbers' union,
to arrange for a meeting with the
Continued on Fifth Page.
Weather for St. Paul and vicinity: Fair
today; fair and warmer tomorrow.
Labor unions at Omaha, having been
enjoined, they in turn secure "sweeping"
injunction against business men of city.
Pieces of clothing- supposed to have
been worn by Miss Strassberger, Crooks
ton's long-missing girl,, are found in
branches of floating tree.
Governor of Pennsylvania signs libel
bill which best papers of state fought.
Postmaster general suspends establish
ment of rural free delivery routes to avoid
Federal salt company, of San Francisco,
is convicted of maintaining monopoly.
All New Hampshire cities vote in favor
of liquor license.
R. H. Stoddard, poet, dies in New York.
Jews are slaughtered in Russia by
wholesale and authorities do not inter
Great Britain appropriates 100,000 square
miles of territory in Africa.
Heavy fines are imposed upon Capuchin
monks by French court.
Riot occurs In church at Aubervilliers,
Assailants of Officer Puglesea are In
dicted. Grand jury finds bills against
eleven and adjourns until June 2.
State recovers $3,300 from Duluth log
ging firm for logs cut on school lands.
Redington is made city clerk by unan
imous vote of the council.
Anti-vaccinationists demand statement
of position of health and school boards.
Gifford Pinchot, of the forestry bu
reau at Washington, is entertained at the
Minnesota club and talks of the progress
made in this state.
Joseph Kohler pleads not guilty to th
indictment charging him with the mur
der of John Carr.
Minnesota branch of the Society of the
Army of the Philippines holds its second
The Loyal Legion, at its annual meet
ing, adopts resolutions censuring the leg
islature for failing to make an appropria
tion for erection of a soldiers' monument
Colored men cause rough house in the
police bull pen.
Ames will be sentenced today, probably
to six years' imprisonment.
Mother of W. H. Truesdale Is dead.
Jury brings in verdict of guilty against
W. H. Johnson, secretary or the board
of charities and corrections.
Wheat market is very dull and closes
lower. Corn and oats advance.
Release of Wilmot starts row among
stockholders of Minneapolis club.
Upton and Designer Fife, satisfied witl
showing of Shamrock 111., decide to end
WEDNESDAY MORNING, MAY 13, 1903.—TEN PAGES.
JEWS ARE SLAUGHTERED IN RUSSIA
Hundreds Perish and Revolting Atrocities are Committed, None of the Authorities
Lifting a Hand to Save.
Special Cable to The Globe.
ODESSA (via Vienna), May 12.—
Dispatches from Tirospol, a district
town in the province of Kherson, on
the left bank of the Dneister, say a
fresh massacre of Jews has taken place
there similar to the recent massacre
of their coreligionists in Kishenev.
The dispatches state that the slaugh
ter of the Jews was conducted with
great fury and that large numbers
perished. There is a large Russian
fortress at Tirospol, but the Jews were
unable to obtain protection. Through-
Roosevelt,: M It's a Shame to Desecrate Those B dutiful Trees. Tear Down Those Cards !
Yes, You Can Put Mine Up."
FINDS HER CHILD AFTER
A TWO-YEAR SEARCH
Mrs. Robinson, of Wisconsin, Brings
Habeas Corpus Proceedings.
Special to The Globe.
KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 12.—Mrs.
Gertrude Robinson, of Kenosha, Wis.,
who has been hunting two years for
her child, stolen from her by her hus
band, found the little one in Kansas
City today and immediately began ha
beas corpus proceedings to get pos
session of her. The Robinsons were
married in Indianapolis in 1898 and
the baby was born in 1900. In 1901
they visited Milwaukee from Kenosha,
their home, and there Robinson de
serted his wife, taking the baby with
Mrs. Robinson immediately took up
the search for the child, but without
result until a few days ago, when she
learned that her husband was in Kan
sas City. She came on and with the aid
of an agent of the humane society
found her baby in a boarding house
for children. The hearing in the ha
beas corpus case is set for tomorrow.
FRENCH CHURCH RIOT
Fists, Canes and Chairs Used and an
Abbe Knocked Down.
PARIS, May 12. —There was a small
riot today in a church at Aubervilliers,
five miles from here. Father Coube, a
prominent Jesuit and author, was an
nounced to deliver a disclosure and a
large crowd of anti-clericals made a
demonstration against him, during
which M. Tory, editor of a Socialist or
gan, interrupted the speaker. A pitch
ed fight followed Inside the church.
Fists, canes and chairs were used and
the Abbe Valadier was struck In the
face with a cane and felled by a blow
from a chair. Fifteen rioters were ar
The Socialists paraded the streets
with transparencies and police and
gendarmes surrounded the church. M.
Cauviero, a Socialist deputy, was
among those who engaged in the mani
out this city, in Kieff and at other Im
portant points in Southwestern Rus
sia alarming reports are circulating
among the Jews. Everywhere the un
fortunate Semites are preparing to
hide themselves and even to desert
the cities where all their interests are
It is believed that the riots at Kish
enev and Tirospol, which were system
atically organized by unknown agents,
will be repeated In many other places.
Letters from Kispenev say that at
least 200 Jews were killed there. Thir-
O! THAT'S DIFFERENT!
IS IT CLUE TO MISS
Garments Supposed to Be
Hers Found in Floating
Tffp; ' ...
Special to The Globe.
CROOKSTON, Minn., May 12.—Par
ties straying along the Red Lake river,
between here and Fisher, this after
noon discovered the skirt and part of
the underwear of a woman, lodged in
the branches of a floating tree. The
discovery was made several miles west
of the city, and a searching party at
on^e set out to investigate.
It is thought to be some of the gar
ments worn by Miss G. Strassberger
when she disappeared so mysteriously
last winter. The parents of the girl
will be taken to the spot and if they
can identify the clothing a thorough
search of the river will be made.
BRITAIN GETS A BIG
SLICE OF TERRITORY
Hundred Thousand Square Miles for
Her Trouble in Squelching Emir of
LONDON, May 12.— Colonial Secre
tary Chamberlain-rfnnounced in the
house of commonf today that, as a
result of the Britfsh military opera
tions In the Sokoto 1 and Kano districts,
ending with the capture of the Emir of
Kano. 100,000 sqfaare miles of terri
tory had been added to the Northern
Nigeria and would be administered by
the government of that territory.
COUNTESS LONYAY SUES
HER FRISKY DAD
Belgian King Isn't Giving Her Enough
of Her Mother's Estate.
BRUSSELS, Ma* 12.—The report
that the Countess Lonyay has brought
suit against her father. Kins; Leopold,
has been confirm^fl. The countess
claims that her share of the estate of
her mother, the late Queen Marie Hen
riette. should be $3;400,6oO. instead of
the $120,000 offered by King Leopold.
ty-seven were slain outright In the
streets and their bodies subjected to the
vilest indignities. The streets pre
sented a horrible sight. Revolting
atrocities were committed. Women and
children fared no better than the men.
The rioters wore badges and operated
under the direction of leaders.
The authorities did nothing and the
governor denies himself to all Jewish
applicants for protection. Every offi
cial appeared to have an understand
ing with the rioters and to sympathize
with their brutalities and murders.
Business Men and Proprietors Forbid
den to Interfere With Labor Unions.
OMAHA, Neb., May 12.—Judge Dick
inson, in the district court, tonight, on
application of John O. Yeiser. an at
torney representing the Waiters' union,
whose members are on strike, issued
an injunction against the business men
and proprietors, even more sweeping
than that issued by the federal court
against the unions last week. The or
der restrains the business men from
refusing to sell goods to dealers who
employ union labor, prevents them
from boycotting union labor, requires
the Business Men's association to cease
holding meetings or conspiring against
the unions, or in any way interfering
with the unions in the management of
The order of the court restrains the
Business Men's association and other
defendants as follows:
First —From in any manner threatening
to injure the business or person of any
employe or any member of cross com
plainants' union or member of labor union
or any person who may employ and de
sire to employ such union men or from
refusing to sell commodities and supplies
or merchandise to employers of such union
labor and from discriminating against
such persons in the prices charged for any
Second —From threatening or Intimidat
ing in any manner any person into joining
the said Business Men's association or
injuring any organizations that permit
their employes to join labor unions.
Third—From threatening or intimidating
any person who may have become a mem
ber of said organization, if he employs
members of labor organization or recog
nizes labor organization, into discontinuing
Fourth—From imposing any fines upon
Its members or person for violating an
agreement not to employ organized Tabor
or not to recognize a labor union.
Fifth —From receiving or paying out any
money whatever In pursuance of any
agreement to break up labor unions, ex
cept attorneys in this action.
Sixth—From paying or. offering any
money to officers or members of unions di
rectly or indirectly as a bribe to do or not
to do any act in pursuance of any agree
ment or any of said defendants* against
Seventh—From Importing or engaging
agents or servants to import any laborers
into the city of Omaha or state of Ne
braska in pursuance of any existing plan
to destroy labor organizations or under
any similar or new arrangement or plan.
Eighth—From bringing any other in
junction suits or actions in pursuance of
any general plan of such persons to break
up any organization or any similar plans
connected directly or indirectly with any
PRICE TWO CENTS On Train,.
Jr..--' —• r» v vi/i^xo, FIVE CEIUT«I
FIRST CONVICTION UNDER
SHERMAN LAW IS SECURED
Federal Salt Company Is Convicted at San Fran
cisco of Maintaining a Monopoly—Sentence
to Be Pronounced Tomorrow — Company
Raised Prices of Salt Out of Sight.
SAN FRANCISCO, Cal., May 12.—
Before Judge De Haven, in the United
States district court, today the Fed
eral Salt company, of which E>. E.
Skinner is president, was convicted of
maintaining a monopoly, contrary to
the Sherman anti-trust law.
When the case was opened counsel
for the corporation withdrew its orig
inal plea of not guilty and pleaded
guilty to the first count of the indict
ment. Judge De Haven will pronounce
sentence Thursday. The maximum
fine is $5,000.
This case marks the first conviction
FOR THEIR DRINKS
Every City in New Hamp
shire Votes for Liquor
Special to The Globe.
CONCORD, N. H., May 12.—Every
one of New Hampshire's eleven cities
today voted to grant licenses for the
sale of intoxicating liquors for the
coining year. Of the 135 towns so far
heard from, 100 went no license and
the remainder are in favor.
This is the first time the people of
cities and towns had voted on license
under the recently adopted repeal of
the state prohibition law, and the over
whelming vote in favor of liquor in the
cities was the surprise of the day. The
percentage of towns voting yes—
about one-quarter of them —is vastly
larger than in Massachusetts, where
the same system of local option pre
This is attributed by some to the
novelty of the thing, it having been
about half a century since liquor might
be legally sold in the state, though
everyone knows that it was always
sold illegally and openly. The license
fees under the new law are very high
—$1,000 in the towns and more in the
cities. The number of saloons is also
limited by law.
900 CLAIMANTS FOR
A MISER'S MONEY
Litigation Is Begun in California Over
Charles Hill's Fortune.
LOS ANGELES, Cal., May 12.—Lit
igation over the fortune left by the old
miser Charles Hill, or Salem Charles,
who died here In May, 1902, leaving
$142,000. cash in a safe deposit box,
was begun today in the probate court.
Mrs. Gertrude Driggs is the petitioner
for probate of a will purporting to
have been signed by Charles Hill at
Dayton, in 1898, leaving his property
to her daughter, Gertrude Driggs. At
torneys for Salem Charles and other
members of the Charles family, of
Boston, of which the dead miser was
proved a member, appeared as con
testants of-the petition.
Among other claimants to the for
tune, of whom about 900 appeared
after the existence of the estate was
made public, Miss Abble Hill, an al
leged widow of the deceased, was rep
resented by counsel. Judge Wilbur
ruled that the present contest would
be confined to the Driggs and Charles
CHINESE TORTURED AND
BEHEADED FOR FRAUD
Finesse in Securing Arms for Rebels
Is Brought to Naught.
VICTORIA, B. C, May 12—A Wu
Chow (China) correspondent gives de
tails of the capture of one of the rebel
leaders who went to Canton to buy
arms and ammunition for the rebels.
He dressed as a small military official,
arrived at Canton and gave out that
he was sent by the Chinese Gen. Yu
Chan. He hired a stern-wheel boat
to take his arms and ammunition to
Nan Wing and had the Chinese flag
flying on it.
He got safely up to Wu Chow, whore
suspicion was aroused and a telegram
was sent to Gen. Chan. The fraud waf
then detected. He and his boat were
seized several miles above Wu Chow,
where he and his assistants were tor
i tured and beheaded.
under the Sherman law, which went
into effect in 1892. Last November the
attorney general of the United States
directed suit before Judge Morrow
against the same company on a simi
lar charge. The successful termina
tion of that suit abolished the con
tracts the company had.
The Federal Salt company was or
ganized in New Jersey in 1900. It es
tablished a business in California and
quickly secured, a monopoly of the
product on the coast, raising the prices
from $2 and $6 a ton to $3 and $35.
A NEW LIBEL LAW
It Is a Powerful Bit of
Mechanism for the Quay
Special to The Globe.
PHILADELPHIA, Pa., May 12.—The
new libel law received the governor's
signature today after being in hi 3
hands a month. It is only a new ad
junct of the Quay machine in this
state. Under it Senator Quay muz
zles the decent press of Pennsylvania,
which fought the bill from the start, un
der the lead of ex-Postmaster General
Smith, editor of the Philadelphia Press,
and the law really provides a shield
for criminals of all classes.
HARRISBURG, Pa., May 12.—Gov.
Pennypacker approved the Grady-
Salus libel bill today, and at the same
time issued a long statement giving
the reasons for his action. The bill
goes into effect immediately.
The governor says that the ques
tions raised by the bill are of very
grave importance and affect large
business interests, the freedom of
speech and the press, the right of the
citizen to be informed concerning cur
rent affairs and the conduct of gov
ernment, as well as his right to pro
tect his reputation and home from the
injuries that rise from careless or neg
ligent, as well as malicious report.
In his opinion they are of impor
tance for the further reason that,
whichever way decided, the fact that
they are raised indicates a widespread
dissatisfaction with existing conditions
and.their correct decision is likely to
have an effect within and without the
The governor claims that there Is
nothing in the measure which prevents
any newspaper from making such
comments upon legislative measures,
or upon the official acts of state, mu
nicipal, county or public officers as are
proper for the informatino of the pub
lic or are in the line of legitimate pub
lic discussion. He adds:
"The bill Jn Its application is not
confined to officials, but affects as well
the citizen or business man. whose
conduct constitutes no part of the
right of the public to information.
Within a few days, in a leading article
on the first page of the Daily Journal,
under large headlines, upon a rumor
of unknown source as to the name of
the suggested appointee to the posi
tion of prothonotary of the supreme
court, when no appointment had been
made and no utterance, official or
otherwise, had emanated from any
member of that court, that high tri
bunal was subjected to a covert as
sault under the words 'machine after
control of the supreme court.' A may
or of our chtef city has been called a
'traitor,' a senator of the United
States has been denounced as a 'yokel'
with sodden brain, and within the last
quarter of a century two presidents of
the United States have been murder
ed, and in each instance the cause was
easily traceable to inflammatory and
careless newspaper utterances.
"A cartoon in a daily journal of May
2 defines the question with entire pre
cision. An ugly little dwarf, repre
senting the governor of the common
wealth, stands on a crude stool. The
stool is subordinate to and placet!
alongside a huge printing press. with
wheels as large as those of an ox
team, and all are so arranged as to
give the idea that when the press
starts the stool and its occupant will
be thrown to the ground. Put into
words, the cartoon asserts that the
press is above the law and greater in
strength than the government. Xo
such self-respecting people will per
mit such an attitude to be long main
The governor says that crimes are
widely propagated, not by the malice,
but by the recklessness of the pies?,
and that in certain classes of cases,
among them murder the accused were
at times convicted or acquitted before
they reached the court room. He
claims that the damages provided for
by the bill follow the ordinary rule of
damages for want of reasonable care,
and that no harm can come from the
provision of the bill requiring that the
names of the owners, proprietor, pub
lisher and managing editor should be
printed with each issue of a newspa
per published in Pennsylvania.
"Since the laws of God and nature
are immutable and inexecrable." says
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