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VOL. XXVI— NO. 136.
PLOT AGAINST THE PRESIDENT'S LIFE IS UNEARTHED
GEN. MILES CAN FIND NO
EXCUSE FOR CRUELTIES
He Declares Conditions in the Philippines Never
Warranted Resort to Methods of Mediaeval
Barbarism—Lieutenant General Draws the
Line Sharply Between Brave Soldiers and
NEW YORK. May 15.—The Army
and Navy Journal will print tomorrow
a letter from Gen. Nelson A. Miles, in
which the writer says that he went to
the Philippine islands not as a tourist,
but In an official capacity, and that the
instructions addressed to him as lieu
tenant general "commanding the army"
came from the president, in which he
was directed to give especial attention
to the instruction, discipline and sup
plies of the army. In referring to his
official report, Gen. Miles says that "no
one can have a more sacred regard for
the honor of the army than myself."
Coming to the subject of cruelties in
the Philippines, Gen. Miles' letter
"It is idle to assume that campaign
ing in the Philippines has conditions
that warrant resort to mediaeval cruel
ty and a departure from the honorable
method of conducting warfare and that
CONVICT IS WED
C. L. Hock, of Baraboo,'Wis.,
CHICAGO, May 15.—Charles L.
Hock, who is serving an indeterminate
sentence in the penitentiary at Joliet
under a conviction of manslaughter,
and Miss Louise Patucek were married
here today. The prisoner had been
brought to Chicago by a writ of habeas
Under guard, the wedding supper
was eaten at a down-town restaurant,
when Hock was returned to jail. Miss
Patucek is said to have recently fallen
heir to considerable property through
the death of her father, and Hock is
the son of John J. Hock, a rich lumber
merchant of Baraboo, Wis. They have
been engaged for five years. Hock
two years ago had trouble with a man
in Chicago, striking him a fist blow,
from the effects of which he died.
AND PRINCE AT ODDS
Heart-Burnings Behind Resignation of
BERLIN, May 16.- -The controversy
regarding the resignation of the hered
itary prince of Saxe-Meiningen, broth
er-in-law of Emperor William, from
the command of the Sixth army corps,
which has been the subject of lively
interest in army circles two weeks,
seems to have been settled by a pub
lished statement today that the prince's
retirement was due to the receipt of
an autograph letter from Emperor Wil
liam commanding him to revoke his
army order against the maltreatment of
soldiers. The emperor held that the
order was subversive of discipline be
cause it encouraged soldiers to com
plain to officers of high rank of their
treatment by officers of lower rank.
The prince's relations with his
brother-in-law had long been strained.
Incidental to the resignation of the
prince it is mentioned that the em
peror did not attend the silver wed
ding of the prince and princess of
Saxe-Meiningen Feb. IS at Kiel at the
residence of .Prince and Princess Henry
Princess Charlotte, wife of the prince
of Saxe-Meiningen, is described as a
woman of great independence. She
and the prince, who is equally self-re
liant, at one time declined to observe
certain directions of the emperor re
garding their personal behavior. The
tension between Meinlngen and Berlin
extends also to the reigning Duke of
Meiningen, .between whom and the em
peror no courtesies have been exchang
ed for years.
ARE TO HAVE BOARDS
Participants and Subjects for National
Special to The Globe.
BOSTON, Mass., May 15.—Minneso
ta educators occupy a prominent posi
tion on the just announced programme
of the' National Educational associa
tion, which convenes in Boston July 6.
Their names and subjects are:
Jesse F. Millspaugh, Winona, "Na
tional Council;" Miss Stella L. Wood,
Minneapolis, "Kindergarten Educa
tion;" E. W. Bohannon, president state
normal school, Duluth, "Admission in
Normal Schools;" C. W. Hall, Minne
apolis, "Science Instruction;" W. F.
Kunze, Red Wing, ' "Superintendent's
Point of View in Chemistry Teaching."
WOMAN THROWS PEPPER
INTO A JUDGE'S EYES
Mrs. Leland Not Satisfied With the
Decision in Her Case.
CINCINNATI, Ohio, May 15.—
pleased over the outcome of a case in
police court this morning, Mrs. A. E.
Leland, aged 38 years, tried to blind
Judge William H. Lueders in his office
late this afternoon by throwing j cay
enne pepper into his eyes. He was
taken to a hospital, where the physi
cians stated that no serious damage
had been - done. \ Judge | Lueders says
he will not prosecute the woman. ■
THE ST. PAUL GLOBE.
such departures as have existed should
be overlooked and condoned.
"It is most gratifying that tty serious
offenses have not been committed by
the soldiers unless they were under
the direct orders of certain officers
who were responsible. Soldiers have
withheld fire when ordered to shoot
prisoners, protested against acts of
cruelty and written to relatives at
home urging them to take action to put
a stop to those crimes. It will ever be
one of the glories of the army that
such deeds, committed by whatever au
thority, are abhorrent to the American
"The officers who are responsible \\
using chiefly cruel Macabebe tactics do
not by any means constitute the Amer
ican army and there must be a very
unmistakable line drawn between the
great body of honorable and faithful
officers and brave soldiers whose rec
ords have been commendable and those
of whatever station whose acts have
received and should receive the ear
nest condemnation :of all honorable
Negroes Ambush Farmers
and Pay Dearly for
LAUREL, Miss., May 15. —A serious
race war occurred near Burns, Smith
county, today. The whites are up in
arms and are whipping and killing
negroes wherever they find them. One
white man has been fatally wounded
and several negroes killed.
The trouble was started by a negro
leaving a crop which he had planted
for white farmers. The farmers gath
ered some of their neighbors about
them and went after the negro. On
their way the party was ambushed by
negroes, and Mr. Craft, a farmer, was
fatally wounded. i The white men re
turned the fire and made chase for the
It is said that the enraged white men
of the community are still in the sad
dle searching for the negro who insti
gated the trouble.
Fining Monks In France.
PARIS, May 15.—The government is
pursuing actively the repressive measures
against unauthorized congregations. These
are now principally confined to judicial
action. The opposition to them seems
prectlcally to have ended,-although the
manifestations caused by the* trials con
tinue. Several more Capuchin monks were
DAY'S NEWS SUMMARIZED
Weather for St. Paul and vicinity: Fair
today; showers and cooler Sunday.
Plot to assassinate President Roosevelt
is frustrated at Oakland. Cal. -
Gen. Miles returns to the attack in
matters of Philippines. •
Friends of ex-Comptroller Eckels start
Democratic presidential boom for him.
New York society woman gets divorce
and marries fourth husband in South Da
kota, after throwing reporters off the
Ex-State Senator Busche, of Missouri,
makes startling confession as to boodling.
George M. Peterson, of Wisconsin, kills
traveling man's wife and himself at El
Paso, Tex. ■" ■"•■'"•. . ■
ST. PAUL— '
Body of Private Hickey, of the Tenth
artillery, who was drowned a week ago
at Fort Snelling is discovered in the Mis
Arthur E. Kellar, a young man employed
as driver, becomes despondent because
of an incurable disease and commits sui
| cide by shooting himself.
Supreme court hands down .thirteen de
cisions, nine of which are reversals of
the trial courts. ~ ;
City makes preparations .to' lay many
miles of cement sidewalks this season.
Railroad trainmen confer with general
superintendent of the Great Northern for
the purpose of arranging the details of the
Superintendent of Instruction Olsen fixes
the dates and places of summer schools.
Ex-G.ov. John Lind becomes one of the
incorporators of a Minneapolis grain and
Ex-Mayor. Ames will hear his sentence
today. : " 7- 7 ; :
Pillsbury-Washburn Milling company
will build a flour mill in St. Louis.
-- There is more activity in all grain pits
and prices close at advance without ex
ception. \-y ■. 1 7 •
Weary holders sell stocks, which de
presses market and prices reach lowest
level for month or more.
Eastern capitalists will finance the pro
jected Minneapolis, Superior, St. Paul &
Winnipeg railroad, and construction work
will begin immediately. 7 V . y'x'^':
Great Northern trainmen's committee
meets with General Superintendent Slade
to arrange minor details of schedule.
The Chicago; Great Western will open
a number of new towns on the line of its
Omaha extension. ' ■- 7 .
St. Paul team wins third game of se
ries with Minneapolis. Score, 10 to 2.
Harvard 'varsity boat crew Is com
pletely changed by coach. ,7.7
SATURDAY MORNING, MAY 16; 1903.— TWELVE PAGES.
riRS. fIOLINEUX IS fIAKINQ GOWNS
They Number No Less Than Fifteen, and According to Feminine Expert Witnesses
the Garments Form Part of a Wedding Trousseau.
Special to The Globe.
SIOUX FALLS, S. D., May 15.—The
members of the local divorce colony
have new food tor gossip concerning
Mrs. Roland B. Molineux. and her al
leged purpose to remarry after she
is granted a divorce. That she con
templates remarrying at an early date
after being freed would appear to be
_ » i s^W^^&P IHi P •
Further Suggestions for a Harmless 4th.
ST. PAUL MAN IS
KILLED IN MONTANA
Albert Peterson Thrown
From Sleeper Platform on
Rocks of Canyon.
Special to The Globe.
MISSOULA, Mont., May 15.—
bert Peterson, of St. Paul, was thrown
from the rear platform of a Pullman
sleeper on the eastbound Northern Pa
cific passenger near here today, sus
taining injuries from which he died
several hours later.
Mr. Peterson had arisen from his
berth and stepped out on the platform
for some fresh air, when a sudden
lurching of the train as it rounded a
curve threw him- from the car into the
rocks of th*. .canyon .below. Peter
son's back and leg were broken and his
body otherwise badly bruised.
He was on his way to his home at
St. Paul, where his wife . resides. He
had been visiting on the coast.
HAVE NO CAUSE
General Manager of Southern Pacific
Issues an Explanatory Circular.
SAN FRANCISCO, Cal., May 15.—
General Manager Kruttschnitt, of the
Southern- Pacific, has issued a circular
regarding the .'threatened strike of the
boilermakers of-that road in sympathy
with the striking boilermakers of the
Union Pacific. -He says:
"We have been given to understand
that two reasons existed for Issuing*
the order to the Southern Pacific
boilermakers: First, because the
.Southern Pacific helped the Union Pa
cific by transferring locofnotives; and,
second, that it was feared that piece
work, prejudicial to the men, was to
be extended in the boiler shops.
"In response to the first, the com
mittee was asssured by, President Har
riman. in a conference in his office at
San Francisco, that shortly after the 1
Union Pacific strike he had issued an
order that the Southern Pacific officers
were to take no steps ■to assist the
Union Pacific in any manner whatso
ever. This order has been strictly fol
lowed, and assurance to that effect
given the committee." - -
Concerning the second reason, the
circular says that personal assurance
was given by the president of the com
pany to the boilermakers that the
Southern Pacific company does not in
tend to extend the piece-work system
in its boiler shops without conference
and agreement with the boilermakers.
HOW CARNEGIE WOULD
INSURE WORLD PEACE
Wishes to "Restore the Union of North
America and Great Britain."
SYDNEY, N. S., May 15. — Mayor
Richardson received a cablegram from
Andrew Carnegie, in London, today,
denying that he ever intended to be
little the resources of Nova Scotia. Mr.
"My wish is to restore the union of
North America and Great Britain in
stead of maintaining two separate divi
sions. We would then rule tha world
indicated by an interesting* bit of gos
sip which is In circulation here to
night, .y' -
Guests who have apartments on the
same floor with.her at the Cataract ho
tel report that for a J number of days
she has been busy a portion of each
day in superintending the making of
stylish gowns. It is said that as many
as fifteen new* gowns are either fin-
Three Hundred } Landsmen
Aboard and Navy De
WASHINGTON, D. C., May 15.—The
training ship Alliance, with 300 lands
men aboard, is seventeen; days over
due at Hampton Roads, and the navy
department is worried about her. Offi
cially, the authorities say they are not
surprised that' the vessel .has been de
layed in arriving at port.• as she may
have encountered head winds; but the
facts do not bear them; out.
Under instructions J from teh depart
ment, the Alliance was ordered to sail
from Kingston, Jamaica, April 17, and'
report at Hampton Roads on April 29.
It is believed by the; department that
twelve days would be* ample time for
her to make the passage of 1,200 miles,
the rate of progress being fixed at only
100 miles a day, or a little more than
four miles an hour. ..The Alliance sail
ed on April 17, as directed,- but that has
been the last heard of her.
Commander J. B. Murdock, an ex
perienced officer, is in command of the
Alliance, and the officials are satisfied
that he will bring her;safely into port.
The Alliance, though built twenty-five
years ago, is regarded as a strong,
sturdy craft, able to stand considerable
rough weather. [7 ......
CAPITALIST IS THE
This Applies to Physical Condition in
Prof Smalley's Opinion.
Special to The Globe.
ANN ARBOR, Mich., May 15.—Blue
blood still exists. Harrison S. Smal
ley, of the political economy depart
ment of the University of Michigan,
says that the capitalist -is superior
physically to the laborer; his blood is
superior. .. _7: "7-; >
"The laborer," y said Mrs. Smalley,
"is at a disadvantage .because among
other reasons, of his physical inferior
ity; I mean a particular^ kind of phy
sical inferiority, and not that the cap
italist has stronger, sinews, muscles or
lungs than the laborer. In this re
spect, of course, 4be laborer has the
advantage. ■"'■ 7:\yy ; . *. . ..,
"But,^comparing men-purely as ani
mals, the laborer Is an Inferior kind of
animal. A hundred years ago it was
believed that all 7 men were created
equal. It was in the air, and we have
come habitually to underestimate the
fact that as animals' some men are
inferior to others.: This difference
exists in all animals" xy.-'x yl
MR. HARRIMAN TAKES HIS V
APPENDICITIS TO NEW ; YORK
Railroad President Says .He Will Undergo
Operation If Necessary. ";. 7X77..
■ BUFFALO, N. V, May 16.—E.-7H. Har
riman s special train passed through Buf
falo at. 12:30 o'clock this morning. Mr.
Harriman's secretary i said Mr. Harriman
was ; resting; comfortably and 7 would - un
dergo an operation in New York If it was
considered necessary. He is said: to have
Ished or partially completed. From
the color and style of the gowns it is
stated by the knowing members of
the divorce colony that the new gar
ments form a part of an elaborate wed
Mrs. Molineux herself is not saying
a word which could be construed as
either affirming. or disproving the gos
sip. 7, •
Remorse Led Hedges to Blow
Himself Up With
Special to The Globe.
MUSCATINE, lowa, May Post
master Richard Hedges, of Kossuth,
this state," blew up the postoffice
building with dynamite this afternoon.
All that could be found of his body
after the explosion was a few pieces
of flesh and bone that could be put in
to a tin pail. A few weeks ago it 'was
reported the postoffice was robbed and.
a considerable amount of money and
postage stamps stolen.
It is now stated that Hedges was an
embezzler and short in his accounts
with the postoffice department and in
a fit of remorse and desperation blew
up the building.
MRS. M'CORMICK WILL
New Clue in the Case of the Bottle of
MEMPHIS, Term., May 15.—The po
lice give out vague hints tonight of
new developments and possibly a new
arrest in the case of the poisoned bot
tle of whisky sent from here to Mrs.
Kate Nobbe, of Cincinnati, and in con
nection with which Mrs. Lizzie Mc-
Cormick, of Memphis, is under arrest.
A close examination of the writing
on the wrapper of the package which
contained the bottle, it is thought, has
given the new clue which may change
the entire complexion of the case. This
wrapper was brought' here by a Cin
cinnati detective today.
It is now evident that Mrs. McCor
mick will fight to the uttermost the ef
fort that is being made to take her to
Cincinnati to, stand trial in the courts
of that city.
GENERATES BAD BLOOD
Cincinnati Inspector and Federal At
torney Pugilize in New York.
NEW YORK, May Assistant
United States District Attorney Ernest
Baldwin and Postoffice Inspector Old
field, of Cincinnati, had a fight with
fists in the corridors of the federal
building today, in which several blows
were struck: i They were separated by
friends.; ' ..'-.■•-■
Inspector Oldfleld had called at Mr.
Baldwin's offices to see him about the
postoffice investigation now in' prog
ress. \ y77;
. Three Erring Ones Sentenced.
Special to The Globe. . ~
7 SLAY TON, Minn., May 15.—John Oliver
was sentenced today,by Judge Brown to
jail for .: two months for selling mortgaged
property. y Austin and Robert ; McCullom,
brothers,* were r sentenced 7 to ":. the i reforma
tory at - St. \ Cloud ' for stealing horses.
PRICE TWO CENTS <*» T«m«.
_y_ i,XO- five CENTS.
PLOT TO KILL PRESIDENT IS
SCOTCHED IN CALIFORNIA
Why the Police of • Oakland Guarded Mr.
Roosevelt With Unusual Care—Two Italians,
One of Whom Once Tried to Assassinate
Emperor of Austria, Had President's Murder -
OAKLAND, Cal., May 15.— ex
treme" diligence exercised by the local
police in guarding President Roosevelt
during his journey through and brief
visit in Oakland was the subject of
much comment. • This extraordinary
precaution is now explained by the
fact, not heretofore known to the pub
lic, of Information received by the au
thorities of a \ plot which, carried out,
would have meant the assassination of
President Roosevelt in this city.
Late Wednesday night Mayor Olney
received a communication, signed "K.
N.," stating that two men named
Charles Glrardo and Antonio Polivinco,
the latter an Italian, who tried to kill
HAS NO HANDS, BUT
Terribly Deformed but Ac
complished Girl Hits Trig
ger With Crutch.
Special to The Globe.
SALINA, Kan., May 15.—Miss Ollie
Delaney, aged 28 years, deformed since
birth, committed suicide at her home*
near here today by shooting herself
with a revolver, although she had
neither feet nor hands with which to
press the trigger.
'< It is supposed - that the girl com
mitted the deed by placing the revolver
against the ~ wall* of S her bedroom and
: hitting the trigger with the end of
her crutch. Notwithstanding her de
i formity Miss ■ Delaney, with the stub
of her right arm, could * crochet and
do much fancy work. She also wrote
a good "hand" a»nd kept the township
books for her father, who was a mem
ber of the township board.
Despondency over her condition is
thought to have been the girl's reason
for killing herself.
MR. ECKELS HAS AN
Movement Starts to Make Him Demo
cratic Candidate for President.
Special to The Globe.
CHICAGO, May 15.—James H. 'Eck
els may become a Democratic candi
date for the presidency. The Chi
cago bank president and comptroller
of the currency under Grover Cleve
land is being quietly boomed for the
nomination in 1904. Both in New
York and Chicago his name is receiv
ing frequent mention. He has the
friendship^ and confidence of the old
line Cleveland- Democrats ip the
East, his supporters say, and at the
same time enjoys two distinct advan
tages over any man yet mentioned by
the Gold Democratic wing of the par
ty—he Is a young mfti and from the
There Is a long list of arguments
being put forward in favor of Mr. Eck
els - and while the "movement has not
as yet got further than the "feeling
out" stage it is possible that it will
develop into a full-fledged boom.
DENY INDIAN CHIEF A
CHANCE AND KILL HIM
First Execution for a Political Crime
in Panama Occurs.
PANAMA, May Vlctoriano Lo
renzo, the Indian chief who was a
leader of guerrillas during the recent
revolution and who was sentenced to
death by \ courtmartial yesterday • on
various charges of having committed
serious crimes while in the field, was
executed by shooting here yesterday
Gov. Mutls and the consular'repre
sentatives petitioned Gen. Briceno, the
military commander on the isthmus, to
postpone the execution until the gov
ernment at Bogota had had time to
answer a cablegram sent it asking that
the Indian's sentence be changed to
life -imprisonment. Gen. Briceno re
fused this petition, saying an exam
plary punishment was necessary. The
shooting of Lorenzo is the first execu
tion for a political crime in Panama.
Lozenzo died bravely. Before he was
shot he said he had only been an ac
complice, and not the principal, in the
crimes of which he was accused.
LOSES HER DIAMONDS
Sparklers Worth $50,000 Stolen Be-
tween Paris and London.
LONDON, May 16.— Is said . that
Mrs. Pierre7; Lorlllard, of 7 New York,
was robbed of $50,000 worth of Jewels
while traveling from • Paris Y. to London.
the emperor of Austria before St.
Stephen's church in Vienna, May 13,
1867, had agreed to meet at Girardo's
house to discuss the killing of the pres
ident. The writer added:
"I heard that Glrardo was in corre
spondence with Czolgosz at Los An-i
The letter was referred to the police,
who decline to discuss the matter.
Cut Off From the World Again.
WAWONA, Cal., May President
Roosevelt, for the second time -since
he left Washington on his present trip,
is cut off from communication with the
outside world. He is camping in the
Big Tree country, and will remain se
cluded until Monday morning.
But Thpy Speedily Learn of
Her Divorce and Fourth
Special to The Globe.
SIOUX FALLS, S. D., May 15.—Not- ■
withstanding the efforts of attorneys,
information concerning divorce cases
here, in which extraordinary means :
have been taken to prevent the details
reaching the public, sometimes leaks j
out. Such has proved to be the case ;
with reference- to the suit of Mrs.
Ralph L. Wilson, a prominent society
woman of New York city, who sought
separation from her third husband. 7
For the past seven or eight months
one of the most prominent and con
spicuous members of the local divorce
colony was Mrs. Wilson. She had her
twin boys with her, each of whom had
a nurse. To expend as much as $75
or $100 per month at a single store for
toys was nothing unusual for the
Mrs. Wilson disappeared from Sioux
Falls recently and -it was later ascer
tained that she had taken up her resi
dence at Canton, which aspires to be
come a rival of Sioux Falls for the
divorce business. This was only a
ruse, however, and the change of resi
dence was doubtless made for the ex
press purpose of throwing newspaper
correspondents off the track.
It has just been learned that Mrs.
Wilson, instead of having instituted
her suit at Canton, proceeded with her
attorney to Watertown, where the suit
was commenced, and where she was
granted a decree a short time ago. She
was given alimony to the amount of
$125 per month for the support of her
self and children.
Mrs. Wilson is said to have married
for the fourth time" immediately upon
being granted a divorce from husband
No. 8. Husband No. 4 is said to be
William H. Bradford, of New York.
While Annie S. Carll, widow of
James H. Carll, of Babylon, Long Is
land, the woman married Edward Cam
eron, a widower. A few years later he
committed suicide at West Islip, L. 1.,
and there was mystery about the case.
Cameron's widow soon afterwards
married Ralph L. Wilson, of New York
city, by whom she had twin sons.
There were two children by her former
marriage with Cameron. Afterwards
Wilson and his wife separated, and for.
two years she lived at Babylon. Last
summer she left there, ostensibly to go
to Rhode Island. She, however, came
to Sioux Falls. The couple were last
heard of at Canton, from which point
they departed, presumably for the pa
JOE LEITER OFFERS
20 CENTS ON DOLLAR
Backed by His Father, He Is Paying
for His Fling in Wheat.
NEW YORK, May 15.— attorney
in this city today made the announce
ment that Joseph Letter, who figured
in the wheat corner of 1597 and 1898,
has made a proposition to his creditors
to settle their claims against him for
20 cents on* the dollar. It is under-,
stood that Letter's father will guaran
tee that this proposition will be car
ried out. 77yyy777
TRAVELS FAR TO
DEFEND HIS NAME
Kocian Will Cross the Atlantic to
Prove He Stole No Fiddle.
NEW YORK, May Recently a
charge was published in this country
that Kocian, the eminent violinist, had
taken a violin which was not his prop
erty when he sailed for Europe. Copies
of American papers containing the
statement having reached Prague and
fallen under the eye of Kocian, he
"Prague, May 15.—Kocian returns
to 7 America immediately by steamer
Deutschlarid to correct; misapprehend
sion. "Thelbert Watts,
!' ;.7: j "United States ConsuL"