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VOL. XXVI.—NO. 230.
Exciting Episode of the Show Given in Honor of the
President—Torpedo Boat Destroyer Barry Runs Into
the Destroyer Decatur, the Latter Having Kermit
Roosevelt on Board—Damage Small, but Thrill Im
mense—Salutes Fired and Toasts Disposed of.
OYSTER BAY. L. 1., Aug. 17.—For
the first time in the history of # the
country the president of the United
States today reviewed and inspected,
in time of peace, a great fleet of United
States warships. The ceremony was a
magnificent and impressive naval spec
tacle. It was unmarred by the slight
est mishap until just at its conclusion,
•when the torpedo boat destroyer Barry
rammed the destroyer Decatur, doing
little damage, however.
The incident was exciting. It oc
curred just at the moment when the
president was receiving congratula
tions upon the success of the maneuv
The first squadron of destroyers, con
sisting of the Decatur, Bainbridge,
Barry, Dale and Chauncey, all under
command of Lieut. L. H. Chandler,
■was approaching the Mayflower at full
speed. The vessels were in close for
Orders were signaled from the De
catur to the other vessels to form a
wedge. In executing the orders the
Decatur swung across the bow of the
Barry. An instant later the Barry
rammed her on the starboard side. As
the ships were running twenty knots
the blow was tremendous.
Seemed as Though Sinking.
The Decatur listed sharply to port
Two-Year-Old Tot in Indiana Is Badly Mutilated and Its Clothes
Are Torn Completely Off.
Special to The Globe.
EL WOOD, Ind., Aug. .17.—The two
year-old child of William Hopkins, of
this city, met a peculiar death this aft
ernoon. The child was playing In a
yard while the mother was busy with
her housework In the kitchen.
Mr. Hopkins is the possessor of a fine
Woman With Presence of Mind
Saves the Lives of Her
Special to The Globe.
ANACONDA, Mont., Aug. 17. — By
means of a hymn, "My Soul Be on Thy
Guard," and a tin can, Mrs. Walter
Bierman, of Helmville, has saved the
lives of her two little girls, which were
threatened by a huge cinnamon bear.
Mrs. Bierman and the two children
went over into Navada valley yester
day to spend the day and incidentally
gather berries. Late in the afternoon
the mother lay down in the shade, with
the little ones at her side, and was
Boon in dreamland.
As she slept a mother bear, accom
panied by a young cub, approached.
How long she slept she does not know,
but finally Mrs. Bierman was awaken
ed by a sense of impending danger.
Opening her eyes she saw, less than
two rods away, and gazing at the chil
dren, who had wandered into a little
ravine near by, the mother bear and
cub, which were gradually drawing
nearer to the children.
"Oh, mamma, see the pretty dogs,"
suddenly cried one of the little girls,
t as she turned and saw the bears.
Then the bears began to advance in
earnest on the infants, while the moth
er sprang to her feet, half wild with
fright. Suddenly she was seized with
an inspiration. Grasping the pail, in
which she had a lot of berries, she
turned it bottom side up and began
gently beating on it, at the same time
singing the hymn that was running
through her mind.
The noise attracted the attention of
the bears, which ceased their advance
toward the children and turned to the
woman, who walked toward them. For
v moment the animals gazed at the
woman, then "turned and disappeared
in the underbrush. Mrs. Bierman took
the children and beat a hastly retreat.
Rsult of the Rifle Competition of Two
Army Departments.
CHICAGO, Aug. 17.—The rifle compe
tition of the departmenis of the lakes
and of the Dakotas was concluded today.
The successful competitors who will be en
tered in the infantry and cavalry com
petition beginning next Saturday at Fort
Sheridan, are:
Department of the Lakes—Private
Weik, Twentith infantry (gold medal),
827; Lieut. Pardee, Twentieth infantry
(silver medal), 752; Lieut. Wallace,
Twenty-first infantry (silver medal), 740;
Sergeant Brundage, Third infantry (silver
modal), 727; Musician Carrol, Twentieth
infantry (distinguished marksman), 772.
Department of the Dakotas—Sergeant
Hawkins, Twenty-fourth infantry (gold
medal). 892; Sergeant Richardson, Twen
ty-flrst infantry (silver medal), 768; Cor
poral Coles, Twenty-fourth infantry (sil
ver medal), 766; Sergeant Aperian, Twen
ty-first infantry (silver medal), 737; Ser
geant Grayson, Twenty-fourth infantry
(distinguished marksman), 755; Maj.
Brown, Twenty-fourth infantry (distin
guished marksman), 801.
and seemed to be in serious distress.
From the Mayflower she appeared to be
The Mayflower's boats were manned
instantly, but were not lowered, as the
Decatur was seen to right herself. In a
few minutes she hoisted a signal of
"no serious damage."
The Barry, which had struck the De
catur a glancing blow, had her bow
crippled by the collision, but she was
not injured otherwise. The accident
put a sudden stop to the maneuvers of
the destroyer squadron.
Admiral Dewey ordered Lieut.
Chandler to proceed with the five ves
sels to the Brooklyn navy yard, where
such repairs as may be necessary
could be made quickly. After the dam
age -has been repaired, the squadron
■will rejoin the fleet and continue the
summer maneuvers.
Both the president and Mrs. Rose
velt noted the accident with great
calmness, notwithstanding the fact
that their son Kermit was on board
the Decatur at the time of the colli
sion. Admiral Dewey said that such an
accident was a part of the war game
and must, at times, be expected.
The Review Itself.
The review occurred on Long Island
sound, two and a half miles off the en-
Continued on Sixth Page.
specimen of a game cock. In some
manner the child attracted the atten
tion of the fowl and he made a furious
altack upon the little one. Both the
child's eyes were torn from their sock
ets, its clothes were torn from its body
and it was so severly injured that it
died a few hours after being rescued
by the frantic mother.
Montana Ranchmen Will Import
Thanksgiving Birds From the East.
Special to The Globe.
COLUMBUS, Mont., Aug. 17. — The
cattlemen and the sheepmen -of the
portion of the state swept by a plague
of grasshoppers are beginning to im
port large flocks t of turkeys in the
hope that the birds will eat all the
hoppers and thus save for the sheep
and the cattle the little grass that re
mains on the ranges. Ranchmen all
over the state are greatly alarmed, es
pecially as the grasshoppers are eat
ing the roots of the gra; *hus spoil
ing the ranges for next y^ar.
Several of the stockmen at a recent
meeting decided that great herds of
turkeys would do the business in short
order, and to procure them two agents
have been sent East with instructions
to purchase all the birds they can get.
The turkeys will be shipped to the
stricken sections of the state and driv
en out on the ranges, where they will
be herded in much the same manner
as are the cattle and the sheep. It is
estimated that the turkeys will cost
Grasshoppers are so thick that they
are plastered each day on the locomo
tives of trains and the Wheels are so
slippery that when the locomotives
stop it is difficult to start them again.
They have eaten the ranges bare.
Weighs Fifteen Pounds at Birth and
Lives but Two Days.
Special to The Globe.
SPRINGFIELD, Minn., Aug. 17.—
Mrs. Nels Nelson gave birth to a boy
who weighed fifteen pounds and is be
lieved to have been the heaviest child
ever born in this locality. The child
went to sleep after the first day and
slept steadily for one day and a night,
when it died.
Senate Financial Plan.
Mishap at Naval Review.
Money to Move Crops Ready.
Bashi Bazouks Operating.
lowa Woman Kidnaped.
PAGE 11.
Big Gain in Building.
Resolution Frightens County Board.
Citizens Want Cross-Town Line.
Rents to Go Up.
John G. Hinkel Kills Himself.
PAGE 111. -
Editorial Comment.
St. Paul-Todelo Game.
Chamberlain Explains Fiscal Policy.
Of Interest to Women.
Globe Popular Wants.
Saloon License Law to Be Enforced.
Three Public Playgrounds Secured.
Spooner Amendment Touching
Nicaragua Route Was Re
garded a Threat—Action of
Senator Creates Consterna
tion on the Isthmus.
BOGOTA, Aug. 17.—The Colombian
senate has unanimously rejected the
Panama canal treaty,.
It. is reported today that President
Marroquin has been authorized by
congress to make a new treaty which
will not require further ratification,
but that the basis will probably prove
unacceptable to the United States. It
is considered, however, in official cir
cles that the authorization given by
congress to make a new treaty will fur
nish a basis for reopening negotiations.
One of the objections to« ratification
which carried weight in the senate was
that the Panama Canal company did
not come to a previous arrangement
with the Colombian government for the
transfer of the concession.
The action taken by the senate.
Continued on Sixth Page.
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GIRL GETS $1,000
Saves Life of Woman Tourist
and May Gratify Her Desire
for Education.
Special to The Globe.
RED LODGE, Mont., Aug. 17.—Be
cause she knows how to use a rifle and
is a brave girl, little Helen Johnson,
daughter of a rancher living near the
park line, has saved the life of a wom
an tourist and has been made $1,000
Mrs. G. H. Sanderson, of San Fran
cisco, in company with her husband,
has been doing the park, and yesterday,
met with an adventure which has
transformed Miss Johnson into a hero
ine. While walking in a deep canyon
at the western edge of the park Mr.
and Mrs. Sanderson were attacked by
a bear. Mr. Sanderson, being un
armed and a cripple, was unable to
help his wife, and s o climbed into a
The woman was speedily overtaken
by the bear and knocked senseless.
Walking over to where she lay the
bear was beginning to sink his claws
Into her tender flesh when a rifle shot
rang out In the distance, and the bear,
with a snarl of pain, turned to face the
enemy. Mrs. Sanderson, who had by
this time partially recovered, rolled out
of reach of the animal, which, wound
ed in the front legs, was unable to fol
low her. A moment later a second shot
was heard and the bear dropped with a
bullet in his head. While Mr. and Mrs.
Sanderson were wondering where the
shots came from Helen Johnson ap
"I was sitting up on that rock," said
the girl, pointing to a crag far up" the
canyon, "when I saw the bear attack
you. I knew I had" not time to reach
you, so I took a chance and fired from
where I was. I'm considered a good
shot, and I think I did the business."
Mrs. Sanderson went to the home of
the girl and there gave her $1,000,
which comes in very handy for the
maiden, whose one desire in life has
been to secure an education. She Is
now in a position to go to college, and
Mrs. Sanderson has promised to aid
her all in her power.
Treasury Will Not Have to Pay
Out Fifty Millions for
Panama Canal.
Special to The Globe.
WASHINGTON, D. C. r Aug. 17.—
The news from Colombia that the Pan
ama canal treaty has been rejected will
relieve the treasury department from
the possible necessity of drawing upon
the banks for government deposits to
make the two payments, one for $40,
--000,000 to Colombia and another for
$10,000,000 to the? Panama Canal com
pany, both of which would have be
come payable immediately upon the
ratification of the treaty.
The payment of this large amount of
money at this time has worried treas
ury officials not » little, particularly
as the treasury may,, be called upon to
furnish money to the banks for crop
moving purposes within the next few
weeks. The payment of this sum at
any time within the next month would
have curtailed the treasury's ability to
extend aid for crop moving. As mat
ters now stand the treasury Is in a
position to go to the assistance of the
banks for a substantial amount.
Another Scandal Out for Official Scalps.
Work Over the Taijings of Big Mines
With or Without Permission.
Special to The Globe.
HELENA, Mont., Aug. 17. — Many
men here in Montana who do not own
mines and who a short time ago were
engaged in almost every business un
der the sun, have found a new way to
get rich out of the mines of other per
sons. They are working- over the tail
ings of the big producing mines of
other days, and in nearly all cases are
cleaning up fortunes. In a few cases
these men have come to an under
standing with the owners of the tail
ings, but in others, they are working
without permission/and lawsuits may
Ever since mines were opened here
the tailings have" been allowed to run
down the creek. Within the last two
years ranchers along the creeks have
taken to installing small cyanide plants
and working over the tailings. Mining
in this district is experiencing a boom,
and more ore, copper, gold and silver
is being taken out than ever before.
Seven Little Ones Go Berry Picking at
Hayward and Do Not Return.
Special to The Globe.
HAYWARD, Wis., Aur* 17. — Seven
children, aged from three to seven
years, have been lost in the woods.
Search parties are being formed. The
little ones went berry picking early in
the afternoon and much alarm is felt
for their safety because of a storm
which struck here tonight
Charles J. Gliddon Gives Sweden a
Relic of His Achievement.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Aug. 17.—
Postmaster General Payne today re
ceived a cablegram from Charles J.
Gliddon, who is making an automobile
tour of Europe, saying that he had
so far covered 3,590 miles and had
crossed the Arctic circle in his ma
chine. He also stated that he had
officially deposited with the Swedish
government an American flag which
he had carried across the arctic- cir
They Pillage and Destroy Chris
tian Villages, the Turkish Au
thorities Conniving at the
Outrage—Bulgarian Reserves
Are Mobilizing.
SOFIA, Bulgaria, Aug. 17.—A dis
patch received here from Uskub says
that 600 Bashi Bazouks, under the
command of Albanian chiefs who are
notoriously cruel, have pillaged and
destroyed Christian villages in the
.districts of Debre and Okrida. The
Turkish authorities, it is added, con
nived at the outrages, and furnished
the Bashi Bazouks with old uniforms,
in order that they might appear to be
regular soldiers. •
Orders have been issued for the
mobilization tomorrow of two divisions
of reserves. It was rumored that they
will be employed in strengthening the
forces on the frontier to prevent the
passage of Bulgarian bands from
Macedonia. The officials, however,
state that this rumor Is unfounded
Continued on Third Pag*.
lowa Farmer's Wife Escapes
After Being Held for
$50,000 Ransom.
Special to The Globe.
DAVENPORT, lowa, Aug. 17. — A
most daring kidnaping took place near
Bennett late last night. Mrs. John
Hilsrow, wife of a wealthy farmer, was
kidnaped, imprisoned in the cellar of a
deserted farm house, and held for a
ransom of $50,000.
A stranger called at the home and
told Mr. and Mrs. Hilsrow that their
son, living at Wolcott, was very sick
and they were wanted at once. They
immediately drove off with the strang
er. When within two miles of Sunbury
the husband was thrown out of the
buggy and told that he must bring
$50,000 to a secluded spot near Ben
nett. He was also told that if he in
formed the police he would be killed.
The man then drove on with Mrs.
Hilsrow for several miles ujij.il they
had arrived opposite a corner school
house. Here the kidnaper tied his
horse and dragged the woman to a de
serted house, where she was impris
oned in the cellar.
During the night Mrs. Hilsrow es
caped and was found this morning in
the farm yard of Henry Ruaser, In
sane and very ill. She was recognized
and news of her discovery telephoned
to the Bennett police. The case was
then investigated, and after consider
able difficulty, so great was the old
man's fear of the kidnaper, the facts
were brought out Mr. Hilsrow has
offered $1,000 reward for the capture of
the man, and the sheriff immediately
collected a posse and started in pur
suit. Up to a late hour tonight no clew
has been unearthed.
Policeman Stops the Knocking of Pipes
From the Mouths of Men.
BAYONNE. N. J., Aug. 17.—Mrs.
Carrie Nation was locked ud here this
evening charged with disorderly con
dust. She collected a crowd by har
anguing on a street corner, and then
ran around among the men striking
cigars, pipes and cigarettes from their
mouths until a policeman arrested her.
Subcommittee Finally Unites Upon a Programme—lt
Includes Removal of Restriction Upon Retirement of
Bank Note Circulation and Deposit of Surplus Cus
toms and Internal Revenue Receipts With National
Banks, Accepting State and Other Bonds as Security.
Special to The Globe.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Aug. 17. —
The subcommittee of the eenate finance
committee at last united on a practical
plan to urge congress to provide at
once the remedies it believes the coun
try demands. These are:
Removal of the restriction upon the
retirement of bank note circulation,
which makes the maximum limit $3,
--000,000 a month.
Authorization for the secretary of
the treasury to deposit surplus re
ceipts from the custom houses as well
as receipts from Internal revenue taxa
tion in national banks, accepting as
collateral security state, municipal and
railway bonds.
A majority of the committee are
now in favor of a provision requiring
Then Mrs. Shuey, Aged 87, Almost Weeps Because She Can
Help No More Motherless Ones.
Special to The Globe.
CHICAGO, Aug. 17.—Holding the
world's record for adopting and rear-
Ing the largest family of other people's
children, Mrs. Mary Shuey almost
wept recently when she saw mother
less children playing about a south
side orphanage and realized that her
old age—she ia 87—would not permit
her to adopt and rear another large
family. At 87 Mrs. Shuey Is spry and
can outdance her niece. She enjoys a
Jig as much as she did in the early pio
neer days when she danced on punch
eon floors in the log and sod houses of
Virginia. At 47, Mrs. Shuey, who had
been married for a score of years, waa
It Prevents His Being Killed by a
Footpad With Razor in Hand.
Special to The Globe.
CHICAGO, Aug. 17.—With blood
streaming from wounds on his head
and face and a gash on the right side
of his neck, Frank Berger walked into
the Harrison street police station early
today and said that he had received the
wounds in a fight with two hold-up
men at Clark and Van Buren streets.
The wounds had been inflicted with a
razor and Berger says that if he had
not had on a celluloid collar which bore
the brunt of the last slash from the
razor, he would have been killed. He
said that when the men ordered him
to throw up his hands, instead of obey
ing he seized one of the men by the col
lar and was striking him over the
head when the other man cut him with
a razor.
The first slash made a deep cut in
the back of Berger's neck. Another
slash ma'ie a cut over the right ear.
The third cut was the deepest, and
according to physicians, would have
caused his death had he not worn a
celluloid collar. As it was the razor
cut through the collar and only
scratched the skin over the Jugular
J. C. Franksen, of Mankato, Finishes His
Building Work.
Special to The Globe.
MANKATO. Minn., Aug. 17.— J. C.
Franksen, contractor, was Instantly killed
by a fall of eighty-two feet from the up-,
per floor of a building he was construct
ing for the Birebaur Malting company,
this afternoon. A concrete floor in which
Franksen stood between two iron Joists
gave away without warning. He was badly
From the Faribault Pilot.
The St. Paul Dally Globe had a timely article one day last
week on the prevailing harmony in the Democratic party. Some of
Its Republican neighbors scoffed at the statements of Th c Globe
In regard to the Democracy being, united, and quoted from Bryan's
recent speech in Ohio, In which he called Grover Cleveland a bunco
steerer, to show that there is still enmity existing between prominent
Democrats who pose as leaders.
The Globe is correct, thaf on the pending political issues the
Democratic party is harmonious. When the great'masses of a politk-al
organization have agreed as to the questions or issues on which they
desire to go before the country In a national contest, then it may be
truthfully asserted that such a political party is united.
The Democrats have unanimously elected tariff revision and i-e
--duction as the leading issues for the presidential contest next year.
There is not a dissenting voice as to the wisdom of this choice. The
party is united on the one great question, and will force it as an is
sue until the Dingley bill is repealed and there is a reduction in the
tariff schedules.
The masses of the Democratic party care little for the personal
animosities existing between Mr. Bryan and Mr. Cleveland. There is
not one Democrat In a hundred that will support Mr. Bryan la his
ridiculous efforts to incorporate a free silver plank in the Democratic
platform next year.
The Democratic party does not consist of Mr. Cleveland and Mr.
Bryan, but of seven millions of voters, who have with one voice agreed
that the robbing Dingley tariff law must be repealed and a Just and
equitable tariff law enacted in its stead.
The Housewife is the Purcfcasing Agent
for the Home. She buys her supplies
DURING THE DAY. She finds out
where the Best* Bargains are to b: had by
reading the Advertisements in ths
MORNING PAPER. :::::::::::
that where securities other than gov
ernment bonds are taken for public
deposits at least 50 per cent of the col
laterlal shall be government bonds
This is practically the whole extent of
the committee's present programme.
What attitude Mr. Cannon will take
on these proposals is not known here.
As to the time when the extra session
will be called together, the best In
formed opinion here is that nothing
has been determined. Much probably
depends upon the condition of the
money market. If the markets remain
quiet and undisturbed during tbe next
fortnight or three weeks the chance of
an early session in October will be im
proved. Any serious unsettlement
which would seem to give to the early
calling together of congress a special
significance would undoubtedly lead to
the carrying out of the original pro
gramme, under which the extra session
was to be called on Vlov. 8 or later.
childless. Her heart yearned for the
company of a child.
"I jest wanted company, and I told
my husband that I had to have a child
about the house," she said in relating
of the first adoption, which occurred
just forty years ago. "Joe Richey was
our first boy." Then one day in Kan
sas Mrs. Shuey's attention was attract
ed to a boy who was about to be sold
or bound out to the highest bidder.
She entered the bidding contest and
soon had another homeless lad under .
her protection. This boy, Benjamin S.
Bain is his name, is now a prosperous
Oklahoma farmer. Only one of her,
family of twenty-five children died
while in her care.
"I am proud of my family," said the
old woman. "Not one of my children
ever disappointed me. None of them
ever went wrong.
Prominent Young Woman of
La Crosse Is Rescued by
Unknown Riverman.
Special to The Globe.
LA CROSSE, Wis., Aug. 17.—After
struggling with almost superhuman
power against the deadly power of
"Death Hole" whirlpool. Miss Ethel
Lasue, a prominent, young woman of
this city, was saved today from death
by an unknown riverman. Miss Lasue
grasped the edge of a raft that hung
near the spot as she was being swept
into the vortex and held on until as
sistance reached her.
No other has ever been in "Death
Hole" whirlpool and lived to tell his
experience. Miss Lasue fell from a
handsomely appointed house boat,
where she was spending the afternoon.
Butte Detective Accepts Challenge of
an Escaped Prisoner.
BUTTE, Mont, Aug. 17.—Pnt Rog
ers, one of the six men who broke from
the Butte jail on the night of Aug. 8,
has written a letter in which he says
he will give himself up if City De
tective Murphy will fight a duel with
Murphy today accepted the chal

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