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VOL. XXVI—NO. 231.
THINGS BODE ILL
FOR MR. ROOSEVELT
Too Much Tunneling in the Subways of Republican Poli
tics, Says Henry Watterson, Who Predicts Defeat for
the Republicans if the Democrats Take the Proper
Course—Henry Analyzes Cleveland and Bryan to the
Decided Disadvantage of Both.
Special to The Globe.
NEW YORK, Aug. 18.—Col. Henry
"Watterson, who is spending his sum
mer vacation at the -Manhattan club
here, said today, breakii |; his rule of
summer silence: •
"Of Mr. Cleveland and Mr. Bryan
they are the upper and nether mill
stones seeking to grind the Democratic
party to their own uses, or to crush the
life out of it. Thej- are two selfish
politicians, neither cf whom cares any
thing about anybody except himself.
The one has been thrice a candidate
and twice a president. Talk of.a fourth
nomination and a third election is too
Tiild to be considered by sensible peo
ple and will not be considered by any
nominating convention. With refer
ence to Mr. Cleveland I have never had
INSURANCE MAN FOR -
SECRETARY Of WAR
President Seeks to Placate
Wall Street by Tendering
Portfolio to McCall.
Special to The Globe.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Aug. 18.—
President Roosevelt is busy with plans
to placate Wall street. It is rumored at
the war department and the Metropoli
tan club among m<|i close to Secretary-
Root that Col. John A. McCall, presi
dent of the New York Life Insurance
company, has been tendered the port
fo'io of secretary of war and that he
has the matter under consideration.
Cdl. McCall has made several visits to
Oyster Bay to see* President Roose
It is argued by those familiar with
the situation that the resignation of
Secretary Root leases the president
handicapped in his relations with the
New York financial powers. Mr. Roose
velt, it is said, is anxious to show that
lie is not antagonistic to representa
tives of these interests and that he
recognized the fitness of placing a cap
tain of industry at the head of the
SEPARATED FROM WIFE
Wallis Denies His Father-in-Lav/s
Charge of Insufficient Support.
Special to The Globe.
LA CROSSE, Wis., Aug. 18. —Letters
Bent to his parents by his father-in
law have caused the separation of J.
T. Wallis and his young and hand
some wife, who is the daughter of G.
,W. Johnson, proprietor of the Badger
Mattress company, in this city. He
says the father contended that he did
not support her in accustomed luxury.
Wallis protests that he gave her every
rent he made, going without himself
at trmes to do so.
Wallis is a former lieutenant in the
Salvation Army. The father-in-law
has threatened revenge upon Wallis
wherever he meets him. Wallis says
his wife still loves him, though, he de
clares, she is kept from him by her
WOMAN HAS TO BE
WHEELED ON ICE TRUCK
She Weighs Over 500 and Is Admitted
to Hospital With Difficulty.
Special to The Globe.
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Aug. 18.—Mrs.
Sarah Jackson, who weighs over five
hundred pounds, was removed to the
city hospital with much difficulty to
day. She is suffering from elephan
tiasis, a disease which causes the limbs
to grow to gigantic proportions.
After she had arrived at the hospi
tal she could not sit down because the
chairs were not big enough for her.
She could not be hauled on the ordi
nary wheel chair and was sent to a
ward on a heavy ice truck.
VERDICT FOR WOMAN
IS SET ASIDE
Judge Thinks $22,500 for Breach of
Promise Is Excessive.
PORTLAND, Or., Aug. 18.—In the
United States court today Judge Bel
linger set aside the verdict of $22,500,
awarded by a jury recently m the
breach of promise suit of Miss Birdie
N. McCarthy, a school teacher of
Wayne, Mich., against James Heryford,
B banker and wealthy cattleman of
Lake county, Oregon.
Miss McCarthy sued for $70,000.
Judge Bellinger said the verdict was
bo excessive as to imply that the jury
acted under the influence of passion or
THE ST. PAUL GLOBE.
any other purpose before me than the
1 vindication of the truth of history.
"Bryan is killing himself as a public
force as fast and as surely as his ene
mies could wish. If he goes on as'he
seems bent upon going he will become
the merest agitator and claimant, at
once impotent and vindictive. He
won't carry a corporal's guard with
him into the next convention.
"As to the next Democratic candi
date for the" presidency I rather think
the nomination will lie between Gor
man, Parker and Gray, each in his own
peculiar way a strong man, and that
the nominee will be elected. Mr.
Roosevelt would beter have stood upon
his record. There is too much tun
neling in the subways of Republican
politics to bode any good to the presi
dent or his party, but all the moral
currents and many physical signs
and portents seemed setting against
the Republicans, so that if the Demo
crats be not wholly bereft of sense and
fortune they will come back in power
in 1904 by an impulse as mighty as
that of 1892."
BOSTON GIRLS ARE
STAMPEDED BY FIRE
Lace Curtain Factory and Other Con
cerns Are Badly Damaged.
BOSTON. Mass., Aug. 18.—The ex
plosion of a tank of gasoline in the
basement of a six-story block occu
pied by several manufacturing con
cerns on Wormwood street, South
Boston, today caused a fire in which
scores of employes received injuries.
The monetary loss is $150,000, covered
Immediately following the explosion
a dense volume of smoke enveloped
the building- and 250 girls, employed by
William Byers, manufacturer of lace
curtains, on* the sixth floor, stampeded
for the stairways, the only exits, and,
screaming and fighting, made their
v."oy to the ground.
In the struggle many fell and were
trampled upon. It was at first believed
that loss of life had resulted, but a
search of the ruins tonight has result
ed in no evidence of fatalities.
BASE OF DOMITIAN'S
STATUE IS FOUND
Important Discovery Helps Determine
the Topography of the Forum.
ROME, Aug. 18.—A most important
discovery was made today during ex
cavations in the Roman forum, con
sisting of the base of the celebrated
equestrian statue of the Roman em
peror, Damatian, which is of the great
est interest in determining the topogra-.
phy of the forum during the first cen
tury of the empire.
The base stands five feet below the
present level of the forum. It is forty
feet long, twenty feet wide and over ten
feet high. On the top are three blocks
of travert in stone, showing where the
feet of the horse stood. The fourth
block is lacking, indicating that the
right fore foot of the horse was raised.
The distance between the blocks is so
great that it is calculated that the
statue was six times lifl? size.
ARRIVES TOO LATE
TO SEE HER MOTHER
Daughter Is Delayed a Day by Having
Her Purse Stolen.
Special to The Globe.
ST. CLOUD, Minn., Aug. 18.—The
funeral of Mrs, Mary Duffy was held
from the Alberta Cathc4ic church to
day. She was eighty-five years of age
and one of the pioneers of Benton
county. She is survived by two sons
and two daughters.
Miss Katherine Duffy, while en route
to see her dying mother, either lost or
had her purse stolen between Minne
apolis and St. Cloud, and arrived here
without a cent to continue her jour
ney. Her loss delayed her trip a day,
and she arrived at her destination too
late to see her mother alive,
THE NEWS INDEXED.
PAGE L ?
Watterson Expresses Himself. T?
Fresh Turmoil in Venezuela.
Speciaj Session in North Dakota.
Plumbing Inspector Coif Convicted.
Attempt to Suppress Indian Scandal.
Woman Accidentally Killed in Railroad
Army's Marksmanship Creditable.
St. Paul to Celebrate Semi-Centennial.
Omaha Road Tests New Fuel.
News of the Northwest.
Oshkosh Millionaire Murdered.
Protection for the Neflro.
St. Paul-Todelo Game.
Of Interest to Women.
Globe Popular Wants.
News of the Railroads.
Inspector General Burton Here.
WEDNESDAY MORNING, AUGUST 19, 1903;— TEN PAGES.
Venezuelans Are Said to Have
Arrested French, German and
Italian Merchants for Refus
ing to Repay Taxes Already
Paid Rebel Government.
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Aug. 18.
—Authentic information was received
today announcing the imprisonment of
French, German and Italian mer
chants at Ciudad Bolivar, Venezuela,
which port was recently recaptured
from the rebels by President Castro's
troops, for refusing President Castro's
demand for the repayment of taxes,
already paid to the de f^cto govern
ment. President Castro demands the
payment of arrears for the period of
occupation of Ciudad Bolivar by the
revolutionary government. The amount
demanded exceeds $65,000. The mer
chants refuse to recognize President
Castro's decree abolishing Ciudad Bol
ivar as a port of entry, and declined to
ship goods via Carupano.
The Venezuelan gunboat Miranda
went to the district of Nutrias, exact
ing from the merchants forced contri
butions and fines amounting to another
$50,000. The goods Imported during
the revolutionary regime were confis
cated and double duties were imposed.
It is reported that President Castro
has threatened to annihilate the com
merce and expel the foreign commu
nity of Guayana. on the Orinco.
A reign of terror is reported to pre
vail throughout the district, owing to
the extortion, threats and barbarities
of the party in power. The entire re
gion of the Orinoco teems with produce
accumulated during the past two years,
for which there are no adequate ship
ping facilities. The native and Ger
man firms at Caracas appear to be
seeking to control the entire Orinoco
import trade. There is no money in
the Orinoco country, and the distress
is very'great. All the American river
boats and interests up the Orinoco are
at a "standstill, being unable to move
in consequence of President Castro's
determination to destroy the trans
shipment trade in American and Euro
pean goods between Trinidad and the
Orinoco river country.
mm shoots at
MAN ON THE STREET
Fires Three Times—One of the
Bullets Lodging In Hotel Cafe
—Police Arrest Her.
Three shots were fired in rapid suc
cession, about 12 o'clock last night, by
a woman on West Fourth street, near
the corner of Washington, at a man
who dashed into the side door of the
Metropolitan Hotel cafe.
Loud words were heard by persons
in the safe rushed from the hotel, and
suddenly a shot rang out and a man
jumped into the side entrance, taking
refuge behind the door.. Two shots
quickly followed the first. One of the
shots passed through the screen door
of the cafe and penetrated the wall of
a private booth, lodging in the oppo
site wall. There was no one in the
After the third shot was fired, people
In the cafe rughed from teh hotel, and
the man who had crouched behind the
door went out with the others and dis
appeared. The woman ran into an al
ley behind the hotel.
When the shots were heard at the
Central police station, , less than a
block away, Capt. Hanft rushed out
the back way and through the alley, to
the scene of the disturbance. Sergeant
Murnane, who was in front of the sta
tion, also ran to the scene, as did Pa
trolman Pat Smith. The officers found
a woman lurking in the alley. She
was taken to tftS station and locked up.
The police were unable to learn the
cause of the shooting, nor were they
able to learn who was the man shot at.
The woman gave her name as Mary
Jones and refused to speak.
Politicians Say Pressure From
the Masses Is Influencing
Special to The Globe.
NEW YORK, Aug. 18.—The poli
ticians now gathered here are agog
over the publication of a letter sent by
former Senator James Smith Jr., of
New Jersey, to Henry Stafford Little,
of Trenton, who is now here, in which
the writer declares he has obtained a
promise from Chaeles F. Murphy.lead
er of Tammany Hall, and other promi
nent Democrats that the New York
state delegation at the next national
convention will give its support to
Grover Cleveland for the presidential
Mr. Smith, when seen today at his
home in New Jersey, declared that the
letter was a private orre, and not meant
for publication. Mr. Smith admitted
the Tammany delegation at the con
vention would swing into line for Mr.
Some very broad claims have been
advanced for the Cleveland movement
here today, as a result of the Smith
letter. Politicians who profess an ac
quaintance with the conditions in New
England and Southern states pro
nounce ex-Senator Smith's view cor
rect as to the Cleveland probabilities.
Reports from these sections show, ac
cording to the politicians, that the
Cleveland pressure from the masses,
which has already been recognized by
ex-Senator Smith and Mr. Murphy, is
having a profound effect on party
leaders elsewhere. Some of the ana
lysts predict that opposition to Cleve
land's nomination will be restricted to
Maryland for Gorman. Illinois for Har
rison, Ohio for Johnson., Missouri for
Franci3 and the few Western states
which Bryan may control.
Russians Headed for St. Louis.
NEW YORK, Aug. 18.—The chamber
lain to the czar of Russia, S. W. Alex
androvsky, commissioner general for the
Russian empire to the St. Louis exposi
tion, arrived today to perfect details. He
is accompanied by Baron Sakeloff, secre
tary to the commissioner.
10WA YOUNG WOMAN
GE TS LABffiE FORTUNE
Miss Sinks Is Ueft $500,000 by a Bach-
elor Mine Owner.
Special to The Globe.
MARENGO, lowa, Aug. 18.—Miss
Eldora Sinks, of this city, has been no
tified that she ha# "been bequeathed
$500,000 by H. J. Thompson, of Col
orado Springs. Thompson was a
wealthy mine owner and a bachelor.
Three years ago j£iss Sinks, with a
party of friends, visited .Colorado, and
there became acquainted with him.
He was attracted to the young girl
because of her motjesty, kindness of
heart and unassuming manners. She
spent the entire summer in the West
and returned home supposing she
would never again bear of her middle
aged admirer. Today the notice of his
death came, with tie Statement that
he had willed his entire estate to her,
havjng no other heirs.
Seven People Were Erroneously Re
CHAMOURIX, France. Aug. 18.—The
seven tourists who were reported yes
terday to have been kiifed while climb
ing the Auguiles Gris of Mont Blanc,
had, it appears, a miraculo'is escape.
They were seen to fall into a couloir,
and is was taken as a certainty that
they were dead, but today an exploring
party discovered the tourists, who were
only slightly injured by their fall.
A LETTER TO MR. LOWRY.
LOSES HIS JOB
Judge Defers Sentence Till
Morning, but Engineer
Rundlett Says His Aggres
sive Subordinate Must Go-
Jury Debated Seven Hours.
Patrick J. Coff, city plumbing in
spector, was yesterday found guilty of
assaulting Edward Kerstan and Peter
Reiter, two non-union plumbers, in their
room in the Reardon block. The ver
dict was delivered to Judge Hine in
•police court at 5:15, after the jury had
been deliberating over seven hours.
After a charge by Judge Hine when
court opened yesterday morning, the
jury went out and remained closeted
hour after hour. As the afternoon
passed it was expected that the jury
would disagree. At 5 o'clock Judge
Hine asked the men whether they could
reach an agreement, and they replied
that they would decide one way or the
other or that they would disagree with
in fifteen minutes.
At 5:15 Judge Hine was notified that
the jury- had agreed. Coff, Attorney
Daggett and the city prosecutor, with
a few others, were all that were in the
court room. The Jury came into court
and the verdict w^ announced.
City Prosecutor Helmes immediately
moved for sentence, but Judge Hine
continued the case till this morning at
9 o'clock, when he will impose the pen
Inspector Coff received the verdict
with the single comment that he
thought it unjust.
Coff Will Be Fired.
City Engineer Rundlett, with whose
department Con* is connected, an
nounced last night that the convicted
inspector would have to go.
"It is a matter that I do not care to
talk about it at length," said Mr. Rund
lett, "except that I Have decided to
dispense with Coff's services after to
"Complaints about him have been
numerous of late, but his conviction of
Continued on Third Page.
WILL BE CALLED
North Dakota Legislature Must
Supply Needs of Education
Special to The Globe.
BISMARCK, N. D., Aug. 18.—Gov.
White will - call a special session of
the legislature in September to take
action toward relieving the emergency
existing in the state educational in
stitutions because of the invalidating
"by the supreme court of $750,000 of
bonds issued by the last legislature.
The governor will make a trip through
the state to ascertain the needs of the
different institutions before issuing a
call for a special session.
There is $100,000 in the general fund
that can be appropriated to the insti
tutions without hampering the state
administration and an additional $150,
--000 will be available next March. The
governor believes this is the best way
out of the difficulties of the institu
tions. A session of three or four days
will dispose of all the necessary busi
PHILADELPHIA, Pa.. Aug. 18.—Murat
Halstead today requested a denial of the
published statement that he has been
chosen dean of the school of journalists
endowed by Joseph Pulitzer.
•PRICK TWO CENTS. !
Charges Involving Government Officials in Alleged
Frauds Are Said to Have Been Made Months Ago and
Were Suppressed—Persistence of Indian Rights As
sociation Spurred President and Secretary Hitchcock
to Do Something—Congressmen Are Accused.
Special to The Globe.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Aug. 18.—De
velopments today in the Indian land
scandal Indicate that the charges in
volving officers of the government in
the alleged frauds were made officially
months ago, or before the adjournment
of the last session of congress, but
were suppressed. No public notice of
them would liave been taken probably
but for the fact that the hand of the
administration was forced by the per
severance of the Indian Rights asso
ciation, which pursued a thorough In
vestigation and made it necessary for
the president and Secretary Hitchcock
to take some action.
It Is hinted that others besides offi
cials of the Indian bureau, the Dawes
commission and the department of
Justice have placed themselves In a po
sition to make huge profits from the
red men. Various reports are In clr-
JASPER B. TARBOX
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Well Known St Paul Merchant Who Died Yesterday at
the City Hospital.
NEGROES STEAL GIRL
AND RESIST POSSE
They Kill One of the Latter and Forti
fy Themselves on an Island.
FORT SMITH, Ark., Aug. 18.—The
kidnaping of a young white girl and
the killing of one of a posse that tried
to rescue her are the crimes charged
against a party of eight negroes, who
tonight are fortified on Bruce's island,
sixteen miles west of this' city. It is
feared their capture will lead to a
bloody encounter. The negroes are
Bald to be well armed.
A few days ago two farmers, living
near Wilson's Rock, landed on Bruce's
island, in search of plums, and acci
dentally ran into a camp in which
there were two negro men and a white
girl about twelve years old. They made
inquiries about the girl and the ne
groes said she was the daughter of a
white man who was traveling with
them, and who had gone to Fort Smith
for provisions. The negroes would not
let the girl take part in the conversa
tion, and this aroused suspicion. A
watch was kept on the negroes for two
days, but no white man appeared.
Monday afternoon a party of farmers
decided to investigate, and as they
neared the island were fired on by the
negroes, and one of the party, Roland
by name, was killed. A sharp fight
was kept up for some time, duringr
which the girl escaped and ran to tho
white men. She was bo excited that
she could not give any intelligent ac
count of herself. She said, however,
that her father was not traveling with
the negroes, but that she had been
stolen from her home near Fort Gib
son, "md. Ter. She has been taken to
Bruce's island Is In the center of the
Arkansas river, contains about twenty
five acres and is densely covered with
timber and thick underbrush.
Posses^ of citizens left today for the
scene from Fort Smith. Spiro, Muldrew
and Fort Gibson.
Floods Swept Gold Away.
TUCSON, Ariz., Aug. 18.—A cloud
burst at Cerro Prieto Sonora wrecked
the stamp mill of the principal gold
mine at that place, and floods carried
away 10,000 tons of tailings valued at
$40,000 that were being worked for
gold by th« cyanide process.
The Housewife is the Furekosing Agent*
for the Home. She buys her supplies
DURING THE DAY. She finds out
where the Best* Bargains are to ba had by
reading the Advertisements in th»
MORNING PAPER. :::::::::::
culation connecting several senators
and representatives with the jobs, but
at the interior department these re
ports are discredited and access to
documents believed to bear on this
phase of the scandal is denied. Secre
tary* Hitchcock and Indian Commis
sioner Jones were expected to take up
the charges today, but the secretary
wired lhat he would remain in Boston.
Mr. Jones also failed to return.
At the interior department, how
ever, it was announced that the secre
tary already was engaged in an inves
tigation of the shortcoming of the offi
cials alleged by Bresius, who is acting
as the agent of the Indian Rights as
sociation, and who is now on his way
to Indian Territory to secure supple
Jones is convinced that the facts
warrant at least a strictly conducted
Investigation, and Secretary Hitch
cock is expected to take this view of
the case before the president returns
to Washington. If he has not acted by
that time it Is probable that President
Roosevelt will name a commissioner to
go to Indian Territory and Oklo
homa and look into the land allot
MILES FOR GOVERNOR
Opponents of Gaston Think the
General Would Make Strong
Special to The Globe.
BOSTON, Mass., Aug. 18.—The wing
of the Massachusetts Democracy which
Is opposed to the renomination of Col.
William A. Gaston for governor this
fall is seriously, considering the nomin
ation of Gen. Nelson A. Miles, who is
expected to take up his residence In
this state within a few weeks.
The faction opposed to Gaston la
large, and as the present Republican
governor, Jehn I* Bates, has mado
many enemies, in Boston especially, It
is thought Gen. Miles, who would poll
a great ma/iy independent Republican
votes, would make a powerful candi
date. It is also thought that Gaston
would acquiesce if the good of the
party seemed to demand it.
The Boston Globe says that O-n.
Mile 3 would accept the nomination tot,
A CONVICT DEAD
Latter Had Reached Through the Bar*
and Seized the Turnkey.
RAWLINS. Wyo., Aug. IS.—James
Williams, a convict, was Bhot to death
In his cell In the state penitential to- ,
day by Ernest Goodsell. turnkey.
Reaching through the bars, Williams
seized Goodsell and wrenched his keys
from his hand. After a struggle. Good
sell dVew his revolver and shot the
convict through the head. William*,
tvho was serving a sentence for grand
larceny, escaped from the prison Jun«
6 last, but was recastured.