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VOL. XXVI.—NO. 139.
FIGHT OF ANTI-VACCINATIONISTS CARRIED INTO SCHOOLS
SHERIFFS' STORIES DIFFER
AS TO NIGHT WITH TANKE
But There Seems No Doubt That the Convicted
Murderer Was Treated to a "Royal Good
Time" on His Way to Stillwater to Serve a
Life Sentence — Official Investigation Is
X STATEMENTS OF SHERIFFS. &
J ' ; --;.--.^-^
<$> If Tanke took any drinks while ♦
•<► we had him in St. Paul I don't ♦
& remember it. He might have done ♦
+ so. We visited a number of places 4>
+ in the city and did not go to bed ♦
+ until a late hour. I don't rememb- ♦
♦ber just what time, but do not ♦
+ think it was as late as 8 in the <^
+ morning. If we visited any ques- ■ <J>
A tionabie resorts I don't remember £
+ It. The reason we did not proceed <>
♦ to Stiiiwater Saturday nignt was ♦
♦ because It w £ late, and we did ♦
+ not want to go over too early Sun- ♦
+ day morning. Tanke became sick
+ Sunday morning, but I don't think +
£ it was caused by drink. I was not ■£
♦ drunk. <£>
i* —Sheriff Forsyth, of St. James. ♦
4> The story that Tanke was al-
£ lowed to get drunk while in St. ♦
+ Paul is a' lie. He was not my #
♦ prisoner, as I was with Sheriff 4>
£ Forsyth only as a guest, but I
+ know what happened. Upon arriv-
ting In St. Paul Saturday evening fy
we went to the Astoria hotel, ♦
♦ where we had supper and secured «
ta room. We did not go away from ♦
4 the hotel that night. Sheriffs For- ♦
♦ . syth, of St. James, and McMillan, +
♦ of St. Peter, and myself slept in £
♦ the same room with the prisoner. <►
♦ Sunday morning we took the pris- ♦
♦ oner to Stillwater and landed him *
♦ in the penitentiary. £
4 —Sheriff Williams, of Mankato. *
♦ ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦>♦♦♦♦■♦'♦ J
Following a night of carousing dur
ing which time a number of saloons
and other resorts are said to have
been visited, Frank Tanke, convicted
murderer, on his way to Stillwater
In charge of Sheriff Forsyth, of St.
James, sat on the curbing in front of
the Astoria hotel at an early hour
Sunday morning, with his head be
tween his hands and almost in a stu
por. He was, a sick man. Finally he
was induced to go into the hotel, but
before he had been in the warm room
five minutes he became deathly sick,
and had to be assisted by two of the
sheriffs to a place where he could
vomit. He was given a bromo seltzer
and assisted upstairs to room 25, and
placed in bed, where he remained until
Tanke. twice tried for the murder of
John Wellner, a New Ulm farmer, is
under life sentence, having been con
victed at St. James. He was brought
to the city Saturday evening by Sher
iff Forsyth, who had deputized Sheriff
McMillan, of St. Peter, to assist hii.V
Sheriff Williams, of Mankato, accom
panied the party, but not in an official
The party arrived in St. Paul early
Saturday evening but made no at
tempt to proceed to Stillwater with
their prisoner. He was not even
placed in jail here, although the party
was in the city almost twenty-four
hours. Neither was the prisoner
handcuffed, and at several times dur
ing the night's carousal he is said to
have had opportunities for esc\pe that
IN HER TEETH
Girl Performs Deed Worthy
of Old Pirates of the
Special to The Globe.
CHICAGO, May 18.—"Dolores," a
Spanish maiden In distress; Herman
Gridler, an American Avith ideas of
chivalry; a robber, armed with a long
barreled and glistening revolver; two
detectives from the Chicago avenue
police station and a crowd of excited
citizens enacted a drama of old Madrid
In "Washington square early this morn
Then came the last act and the cli
max of the play when the weeping
Spanish maiden was suddenly changed
into a laughing, sarcastic maiden with
a shining poniard held between two
rows of pearly teeth while with deft
fingers she carefully searched Gridler's
pockets. Meantime her accomplice,
the highwayman, held the pistol to the
young man's temple and told him to
"stand and deliver." After the pair had
secured all of Girdler's possessions the
girl turned and with an "Adois, senor,"
disappeared with her companion.
Gridler, in relating- his unique expe
rience to the police, says that he was
on his way home and was passing
through Washington square when he
was aroused from his reverie by the
sound of a woman sobbing. He g-Janc
ed up and saw a small figure in the.
path in front of him. As he approach
ed a trembling voice with unmistak
ably Spanish accent spoke beseeching
"Senor, I have lost my way. Won't
you please direct me so that I can get
home to mamma?"
At a command in Spanish from the
robber the girl stepped forward and
her nimble fingers were soon investi
gating Gridler's vest pockets. She was
Bmiling and between her teeth held a
long, slim knife.
Imprisoned Lawyers Freed
WASHINGTON, D. C. May 18.-Ch!ef
Justice Miller, of the United States su
preme court, today ordered the permanent
release of two Louisville attorneys W
W. Watts and David A. Sachs, who were"
committed to jail i n Indianapolis last
February on the charge of contempt of
*ourt in connection with the bank?ut D cy
proceedings against M. Zier & Co. of
New Albany. ' W1
THE ST. PAUL GLOBE.
would not have been lost by many in
Sheriffs' Stories Differ.
The stories of how the night was- put
in, as told by Sheriffs Williams and
Forsyth, differ widely. When inter
viewed by The Glob c at Mankato
yesterday Sheriff Williams denounced
the story as a lie. He said the party
proceeded from the depot to the As
toria hotel, had supper and went to
bed, all three of the sheriffs occupy
ing the same room with the prisoner.
He declared emphatically that they
never left the Astoria hotel after they
first went there Saturday evening.
He also declares that the prisoner was
not given intoxicating liquors.
Sheriff Forsyth, who was in charge
of the prisoner, when called up by
The Globe last night, told a very
disconnected tale of how Saturday
night and Sunday was spent. When
The Globe called Sheriff Forsyth
up he had .iust finished an interview
vith Gov. Van Sant, who had request
ed him to give his version of the
story. To the governor the sheriff de
nied the charges. To The Globe he
neither denied nor affirmed them. His
answers to the material questions were
to the effect that he "did not remem
"Why did you not go to Stillwater
with Tanke Saturday night?" Sheriff
Forsyth was asked.
"We did not want to go over so
late," the sheriff replied, and when
asked how they came to wait until 2
o'clock Sunday afternoon, he replied
that they did not want to go over "too
Visited Number of Places.
"Where did you spend Saturday
"We visited a number of places and
then went to the Astoria hotel and
went to bed."
"The records show that you did not
secure a room at the Astoria until
Sunday morning, and it is known that
you did not go to bed until after 8
o'clock Sunday morning. Is that
"Well, we were out late, but I hardly
think it was so late as that. I don't
remember iust what time it was."
"Tanke May Have Taken Drink."
"Was Tanke alllowed to drink any
"I think not, although I dent re
member. He might have taken a drink
or two; I don't know."
"It is also reported that the party
spent considerable time in a resort on
St. Peter street. Is this true?"
"I don't remember. I don't know
where St. Peter street is located."
Sheriff Forsyth admitted that the
party had been in a number of "places"
during Saturday night, and that they
did not go to the hotel until quite late.
He admitted that Tanke was sick at
the Astoria hotel Sunday morninsr and
that he had vomited. He had at that
Continued on Seventh Page.
DAY'S N£WS SUMMARIZED
Weather for St. Paul and vicinity: Rain
today; fair Wednesday.
Leading board of trade firms of Chi
Postal clerk at Kansas City may be
dismissed for promoting suits against gov
West Superior is to have unique power
plant fed by coking ovens.
Montana has heavy snovv-storm, which
kills off stock.
Indiana man, insane, exhumes body of
his child to make sure that it had not
Further attempt made to extort $5,000
from Burlington railway officials by threat
to dynamite fast mail train.
North Dakota gets plenty of rain.
King's approaching visit to Ireland
causes riot at Dublin meeting.
Korea insists that Russians get out of
Clash between Health Commissioner
Ohage and school board likely to occur
today over admission of child of anti
vaccinationist to public schools.
State Homeopathic institute begins its
thirty-seventh annual session at the capl
Teachers who were successful in Sat
urday's examinations get certificates.
Park commissioners decide to establish
public golf links at Phalen Park.
Commissioner Powers makes effort to
get new assessment in Rosetown and is
turned down. Threatens to appeal to
State high school board adopts rules
for granting state aid to schools.
Syrians and blacks workings on Ramsey
street paving engage in lively race war.
Ironmoldcrs of Twin Cities to number
of 500 go on strike.
Park board does not feel authorized to
acquire site for park opposite capitol as
asked by capitol commission.
Grain markets are easier. Wheat and
corn decline, while oats close unchanged.
Placing of stop-loss orders as matter
of precaution leads to heavy liquidation
of stocks, which is helped along by en
gagements of gold for export.
Saints bat out victory in closing game
of series with Millers after game seems
Proprietor of McDowell dressmaking
school leaves city with many girls' mourn
ing for tuition paid in advance.
Court refuses to fine keeper of disor
derly house as means of private venge
Two Boiler Inspectors Named.
Gov. Van Sant yesterday appointed A.
A. Johnson, of Kasson, boiler inspector
for the Seventh senatorial district, and
L. A. Humason of Rochester, for the
Fourth senatorial district.
TUESDAY MORNING, MAY 19, 1903.— TEN PAGES.
MAUD GONNE STARTS ROW IN DUBLIN
Mcßride's Bride Wants to Know What* the Lord Mayor Intends Doing to King
Edward and Fight, Follows.
18.—Scenes of ex
were witnessed at
a meeting of citi
zens here tonight
in the municipal
rotunda in support
of the Irish parlia
mentary fund, ow
ing to the pres
ence of the Gaelic
league, who are op
posed to giving
King Edward a
on his visit to Ire
-1 a n d. Timothy
mayor of Dublin,
was In the chair.
While John Red
mond was address
ing the audience,
Mrs. Mcßride. for
merly Miss Maude
Gonne, advanced to
the platform and
asking Lord Mayor
er he intended, as
head of the mu
nicipality, to op
pose the presenta
tion of an address
of "welcome to the.
king. Mr. Har
rington replied in
an evasive way.
Mrs. Mcßride in
sisted on a direct
scenes of the wild
est disorder oc
curred, and pre
vented John Red
mond from contin
ing his speech.
The members of
the Gaelic league
tried to storm the
platform amid cries
of "Put them out!"
Fierce collisions be
tween the Gaelic
leaguers and the
Irish Joan of Arc, Who Was the Cause of a Fight
in the Dublin Council Chamber.
BEMIDJI IS NO
Women Hold Indignation Meeting, Ex
aminer Johns&n Being Responsible.
Special to The Globe.
BEMIDJI, Minn., May 18.—At a mass
meeting here this evening-, at the in
stance of the women of the city, indig
nation was expressed at the action of
the county eommicsioners in stopping
the work of planting trees in the court
house yard and ofher improvements
for beautifying the grounds. Resolu
tions were adopted showing the senti
ment to be in favor of the commis
sioners completing the work with
county funds as originally intended.
The stopping of the work is a result
of the recent visit of the public ex
aminer, who went over the accounts
of the county and expenditures for the
furnishing of the court house and oth
Cause of Peace Advances.
BOSTON, Mass., May 18.—All the
former officers of the American peace
society were re-elected at the annual
meeting this afternoon. The president is
Robert Treat Paine and the secretary
Benjamin Trueblood. There are a hundred
general peace societies and 350 branches
in the world, which carried on propagan
da during the year just closed.
The Light That Penetrates Even Into Darkest Russia.
MRS. McBRiDE (NEE GONNE)
INTERESTED IN OTHER
THINGS THAN DIVORCES
Mrs. Molineux Suspends Dressmaking
and Seas "Prints" Work.
Special-'to" The Globe. (
SIOUX ; FALLS, S. D., May 18.—
Mrs. Molineux's suit has not yet been
filed. The attempt to suppress infor
mation regarding the?case is condemn
ed. Now that a divorce can be secur
ed in a few weeks, Mrs. Molineux is
apparently taking new interest in life
and today caried the monotony of her
daily walks by watching for an hour
or more workmen in a large printing
and book binding % establishment. If
the woman intends to remarry it is be
lieved the ceremony will :be performed
here. ' . , '.:.-■ .. " „
MONTANA WOODS ABLAZE.
Large Tract In the Bear Paw Mountains
./- - ; Devastated. .
; HAVRE, Mont., ' May , Forest fires
in the Bear Pa wmountains have burned
over a tract eight imilea'-long and six
miles wide. One big sawmill and a num
: ber of cabins and barns have been swept
1 away. . ..' ■ . -,-. ■: - '„. , - -•
other members of
the assembly en
sued. Chairs were
hurled to and from
the platform, and
many persons were
injured In the des
perate efforts made
to eject the dis
turbers and restore
order. John O'Don
nell. member of
South Mayo, was
badly Injured in
the head. Many
persons fled, ter
persevered in con
tinuing his speech,
and eventually a
semblance of order
was regained and a
resolution in ac
cordance with the
object of the meet-
Ing was carried,;
Mrs. Mcßride, as
Maude Gonne, be
known as "the Irish
Joan of Arc." With
wealth at her dis
posal and endowed
with charms of
voice and manner,
added to tremen
dous vigor and un
the Emerald Isle
boasted in her such
a champion as few
have ever known.
She came to the
United States in
furtherance of the
crusade and gave
dresses in New
York and other cit
| KOREANS ORDER
I THE RUSSIANS OUT
Insist That the Czar's Soldiers Take
the Other Side of Yalu River.
Special Cable to The Globe:
TOKIO, May 18.—Korea insists that
the Russians withdraw their troops
from Korean territory to the other side
of the Talu river. The imperial com
munication to Glen. Subbotitch, cora
mander-in-chief of the Russian forces
in Manchuria, is couched in such
strong language as almost to amount
to an ultimatum.
Small bodies of Russian soldiers have
been drifting across the Yalu river for
so#ne time past, as told in these dis
Woman Seeks to Bribe.
TOLEDO, Ohio, May 18.—The first at
tempt to bribe the new public service
board, which assumed office on May 4
last, was exposed today by the board.
One of the members gave out for pub
lication a letter from Georgia Evans,
now serving a sixty-day term in the
workhouse for assault, in which shelters
$1,000 for a parole or pardon.
PRICE TWO CENTS On Tr«'»>
CLASH COMING BETWEEN
OHAGE AND SCHOOL BOARD
Health Commissioner Insists Upon Vaccination
of Pupils or Certificate Showing Incapacity
—Superintendent of Schools Declares He Will
Admit Freeman Child on His Own Responsi
DR. JUSTUS OHAGE.
Health Commissioner Ohage refuses
to admit it, but a clash is imminent
between him and the St. Paul board
Today Ethel Freeman, a daughter of
Frank D. Freeman, an ardent anti
vaccinationist, will seek admittance to
the Gorman school.
Supt. Smith has orders to admit her,
if she comes provided with the re
quired physician's certificate showing
that vaccination would be harmful in
If this certificate is presented, Health
Commissioner Ohage says it must be
countersigned by his department. If
this requirement la not observed, he
A conference regarding the situation
and the requirements of the new law
passed by the last legislature will
probably be had today between the
board of education and the city board
of health, which in St. Paul's case is
composed of Dr. Ohage, Corporation
Attorney Michael and Chief of Police
Dr. Ohage will point out to the
school board that an epidemic of small
pox exists in St. Paul, and that every
precaution to prevent its spread is
necessary. There are thirty-seven pa
tients, in the pest houte.
BY DR. JUSTUS OHAGE
There Is an epidemic of smallpox in
St. Paul, a decidedly serious epidemic
at the present time. I recognize the
justness of the new law, which sus
pends vaccination if a child is shown
to be physically incapacitated, but I
consider that the law gives me rights,
and those are to provide safeguards if
I think the health of this community
is endangered. One of these safe
guards that I shall insist on, until pre
vented by the courts, is that every
physician's certificate presented by a
school child shall bear my indorsement.
All I want to know is the character of
the alleged incapacity and I shall be
satisfied. All information supplied by
Continued on Seventh Page.
POWER PLANT WILL
Heat Now Wasted Will Gen
erate Electricity at West
Special to The Globe.
WEST SUPERIOR, Wis., May 18.—
Immense electric power is to be deriv
ed from the coking plant of the North
western Fuel company in this ciiy.
There is here now a coking plant with
ovens to the number of 120 an-1 the
building of 108 more has commenced.
Prom these ovens heat to the extent of
3,000 degrees Fahrenheit is going to
waste all the time, and arrangements
are being made to control this heat
and use it in the generating of electric
The heat will be controlled an-i driv
en to one end of the coking plant,
where the boilers and other necesseu?
paraphernalia will be put in. Here,
it is estimated, power to the extent of
bO.OOO horse power can be generated
There will be, after the plant is in
stalled, practically no expense « over
the expense required at present for
running the coke ovens alone. There
will be but two or three experts em
ployed and a few common laborers.
The plans for the erection of the plant
are being prepared. It is claimed by
experts that it will be the greatest
powrr plant and one of the most unique
in the world.
CHICAGO LABOR UNIONS
Pinkerton Men, "Black Watch," Union
ize and Strike.
Special to The Globe.
CHICAGO, May 18.—Pinkerton men,
commonly known as the "black watch,"
the squad of watchmen seen on the
streets at night with dark lanterns try
ing door knobs, transoms, etc., of of
fice buildings, formed a union tonight
after their demand for an increase in
wages had been refused.
Later the whole sixty so employed
went on a strike for $2 a day. Labor
ing men, or those of them that belong
to unions, are "tickled to death," as the
Pinkerton outfit was always considered
the greatest foe to union labor in the
SUPT. A. J. SMITH.
At the meeting of the school board
held last Wednesday a formal demand
was made upon the board for the ad
mission of Edith Freeman to the pub
lic schools under the law of 1903 bear
ing upon the question of vaccination.
The notice, which was signed by an
attorney, was referred to the commit
tee on sanitation to consult with the
corporation attorney and the city board
Since that time J. C. Michael, cor
poration attorney, has certified to the
board that under the law, as he con
strues it, the Freeman child is entitled
to be admitted to the schools.
This phase of the case was commun
icated by telephone to Health Commis
sioner Ohage, who forbade the admit
tance of the Freeman child to the
schools unless she could show a cer
tificate of vaccination.
BY SUPT. A. J. SMITH
The corporation counsel of the city
-has certified to this board that under
the law, as it was amended by the last
legislature, the Freeman child may
legally demand admittance to the
schools. I so informed Dr. Ohage by
telephone a short time ago, and he
declared he would cause the arrest of
any teacher who should admit the
Freeman child or any other who could
not furnish a certificate of vaccination
Then over the telephone he notified me
that his. position i 3 that there is an
epidemic of smallpox in this city now
and that he has full power to require
vaccination as a qualification for ad
mittance to the schools.
J informed Mr. Holman of the situ
ation, and he directed me to act un
der the construction of the law given
us by the corporation attorney and
admit the. Freeman child in case she
should make application. To preclude
any possibility of annoyance to the
teachers by reason of any attempt on
the part of Dr. Ohage or any of his
officers to make an arrest in connec
tion with this case, I will issue the
certificate, of admittance to the Free-
Continued on Seventh Page.
THREAT TO BLOW
UP FAST MAIL
Attempt to Extort §5,000
From the Burlington
Comes to Naught
ST. JOSEPH, Mo., May IS.—An ef
fort has been made to extort $5,000
from the Burlington railway officials
here under a threat to blow up with
dynamite one of the fast mail trains
running between Kansas City and
A decoy in the form of a bag filled
with rock was placed at a spot desig
nated by the robbers near the town of
Watson, Mo. At midnight last night
the form of a man was seen to ap
proach the bag, but rapidly disappear
ed upon discovery of a posse lying in
He was captured and proved to be
J. H. Franklin, a young farmer. He
declines to give the names of the oth
ers who are supposed to be with him
in the plot.
CHICAGO BOARD OF
TRADE FIRMS UNITE
Bartlett, Frazier & Co. and Patton,
Carrington & Co. the Ones.
CHICAGO, May IS.—On July 1 Bart
lett, Frazler & Co. and Patton, Carring
ton & Co., of the Board of Trade, will
associate their interests. George W.
Patton, John Patton, Henry Patton and
W. T. Carrington will transfer their
business to the office of Bartlett, Fra
zier & Co. From the latter firm H. E.
Roycroft and H. H. Peters will retire. :
Mr. Carrington has been assigned to j
the New York office, where the firm j
will carry on its line instead of doing
business through New York firms.
H. C. Wright & Co. will retire from i
business. Official notice to that ef
fect was sent out today. While Mr.
Wright retains his seat in the New
York and Chicago Stock Exchanges,
the Board of Trade and the New York
Coffee Exchange, he may decide alsqi
]to sell these memberships. ___,