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VOL. XXVII.—NO. 123.
COL. ANDREW R. KIEFER DIES
SUDDENLY ON EVE OE ELECTION
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COL. ANDREW R. KIEFER.
Former Mayor of St. Paul, Who Died
Within a few minutes of 1 o'clock
yesterday afternoon Col. Andrew R.
Kiefer, a few hours before engaged in
an active canvass for the position of
city comptroller, reeled and fell to the
floor in his room, 109, Ryan hotel, and
the efforts of Dr. Gustav Stamm being
unavailing, died within a few mo
Death came peacefully and without
apparent pain, the patient suffering but
a short time, if he was conscious, after
the fatal stroke, which occurred in the
presence of the physician. Every
known method of prolonging life was
used, but without favorable results.
Gradually the heart action and pulse
became less pronounced, then fluttered
faintly and in a minute ceased entire
Alone with the patient, who was a
close personal friend for years, Dr.
Mayor Smith Suggests Public Obsequies.
MRS. ANDREW R. KIEFER, ST. PAUL, MINN.—
My Dear Madam: It is with profound regret that I have just
learned of the death of your esteemed husband, Hon. Andrew R. Kief
er, who has for years been one of the leading public men of the city,
and I desire to extend to you the sincere sympathy of our people.
It is also fitting that our citizens should have an opportunity to
publicly testify their appreciation of the deceased, and to that end I
tender the use of the executive chambers in the city hall, that the re
mains of the deceased may lie in state. Sincerely yours,
ROBERT A. SMITH,
Stamni worked assiduously for some
minutes, hoping against hope that he
■would be able to discover a spark of
like. Exhausting every device within
his power, Dr. Stamm was compelled
to notify the hotel office that Col.
Kiefer had breathed his last and ask
ing that Coroner Miller be called.
The report that Col. Kiefer was dead
spread rapidly about the business sec
tion of the city, but not until it was
known that the body had been removed
to the rooms of the Dampier undertak
ing establishment on Wabasha street
would the general public accept the
facts as the truth and admit that grim
death had walked into the midst of
the campaign and carried off one of
the most prominent of the actors In
Exhausted by Campaign.
The beginning of the end of a noted
local career began some days ago and
leached a dangerous state yesterday.
Returning from an electioneering trip
yesterday afternoon, Col. Kiefer went
to his room In the Ryan hotel and rest
ed for some hours. At dinner he was
able to partake of a fairly hearty meal,
but when he started out for the pur
pose of attending a political gathering
he found V.at his strength was failing
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Rupture of Heart Wall Ends
Life of Former Mayor—End
Comes While Stricken Man
Is With His Physician In His
Apartments at Ryan Hotel
—Mayor Smith Offers Execu
tive Chambers and Suggests
him, and at 9 o'clock returned to the
"It has been a hard fight," he told
the clerk on duty, "and I guess that I
will go to bed and stay there."
With this statement Col. Kiefer took
the key and went to his room. Noth
ing was heard of him during the night,
but at 7 o'clock he telephoned to the
hotel office that he desired that Dr.
Stamm be called at once. His wishes
were obeyed, and in about an hour the
physician appeared. Dr. Stamm found
Col. Kiefer suffering severe pains in
the chest and complaining that he
found it difficult to breathe. Not able
to satisfy himself of the nature of the
ailment, Dr. Stamm left a prescription,
and agreed that he would return at
Shortly after the appointed time Dr.
Stamm entered the room and found
Col. Kiefer resting fairly well, and also
learned that he had not taken the
medicine that had been prescribed on
the earlier trip. Not being satisfied
with the condition of the patient, Dr.
Stamm sat down and gossiped for
some minutes. Noting that Col. Kiefer
had a strained appearance about his
eyes, the doctor urged that he go to
a hospital, where it would be possible
to give more expert treatment.
"I feel all right except for the pain
in my chest," answered the patient,
and to show that he was making a
correct statement of his condition, Col.
Kiefer arose from the bed and started
across the room.
When on the point of saying some
thing further to the physician, Col.
Kiefer staggered, putting his hand on
his breast in the neighborhood of his
heart. Turning about he apparently
made an effort to get to the bed, but
his strength failed and he fell heavily
to the floor, striking his head on the
iron bed post.
Doctor Is Helpless.
Quickly as possible Dr. Stamm picked
up the inanimate form and lifted it to
the bed. Col. Kiefer was gasping for
breatn", his face had taken on the death
mark, and there was apparently no
hope. Using all the means at hand Dr.
Stamm worked to bring back life.
Finding that his efforts were useless
the hotel office notified Coroner Miller
to take possession of the body. On the
order of Nicholas Pottgieser, brother
in-law of the deceased, the remains
were removed to Dampier's undertak
Although no one knew of the danger-
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St. Paul—Now Step Over Here and HI Clean You Up Good.
ROOSEVELT TO BE
HIS 01 MANAGER
President's Action Regarding
Postal Fraud Investigation
Foretells His Position.
Globe Special Washington Service,
1417 G Street.
WASHINGTON, D. C, May I.—The
determination of the president to con
duct personally a fresh investigation of
the postoffice frauds has brought Mr.
Roosevelt before the public in a new
light. It has become quite plain that
the president, by undertaking this in
quiry on his own account, after the ad
ministration had claimed that all frauds
had been exposed, is really placing
himself in the position of managing
his own campaign for re-election.
This conclusion is inevitable in *the
opinion of certain persons who, al
though friendly to the president, are
not blind worshipers of him, and who
are in a position to know what led to
the present plan of postal investiga
When Senator Lodge, of Massachu
setts, announced in open senate that
the Republicans would Investigate the
postoffice frauds "in their own way,"
it was the plan of the administration
leaders in congress to appoint a com
mittee of the two houses to hold ses
sions during the summer. A part of
the plan was for the committee to give
out matter for publication occasionally
during the political campaign—matter
calculated to take the wind out of
Democratic sails and to convince the
people of the country that there ia
nothing in the Democratic charge that
the grafting is still going on in the
President Vetoes Plan.
But when this plan was discussed
with the president, he vetoed it. What
reasons he had for so doing are not
stated, but the presumption, in view of
what followed, is that the president
wished to have his own hand in the
investigation, and to direct the way
in which the campaign material grow
ing out of the investigation should be
At any rate, it was decided that Mr.
Roosevelt should himself conduct the
investigation—that is, that he should
direct it closely, having as his assist
ants men of his own selection. On Fri
day last he selected Charles H. Robb,
assistant attorney general, as his prin
cipal assistant. Mr. Robb will therefore
drop all his regular work in the de
partment of justice and give his at
tention exclusively to postal affairs,
and to the dissemination of information
from time to time calculated to reas
sure the people of the country.
Although the president Is as far as
ever from Alerting a man for the
chairmanship of the Republican na
tional committee, the matter is not
worrying him at all. Mr. Roosevelt
will do a lot of campaign managing
himself, and the personality of the
committee chairman is, to him, really
not an important matter at all.
— Walter E. Clark.
THE NEWS INDEXED.
Andrew R. Kiefer Dies Suddenly,
Twenty Persons injured at St. Louis.
Socialists Hold Convention.
Students Copyright Class Play.
Burned by Grass Fire.
Japan Began War.
Winnipeg Wins the Rubber.
Globe Popular Wants.
Financial and Commercial.
MONDAY MORNING. MAY 2. 1904.—TEN PAGES.
NAME FULL TICKET
National Convention Meets in
Chicago to Name Debs
CHICAGO, May I.—The Socialistic par
ty met here today and organized a con
vention which will nominate candidates
for president and vice president and
frame a national platf»rm. The con
vention consists of 230 delegates, every
state of the Union being represented.
William Milly, national secretary of the
permanent Socialistic movement, called
the convention to order ar 10:80 o'clock
this morning and introduct <I temporary
officers chosen, James V Garvey, of
Haverhill, Mass., chairman; and Charles
Dobbs, of New York city, as secretary.
The committee on credentials was elected
Delegates Garver, Missouri; Hayes, Ohio;
Kronenberg, New York; Titus, Washing
ton; Floaten, Colorado; Bistorius, Wis
consin, and Lee, New York, the latter
being made chairman of the committee.
The committee on rules was made up
of Delegates Seymour, Stedman, W. I.
Gaylord, Taft, Robbins, Work and Slo
After organization had been completed
the convention adjourned hintil this aft
ernoon, when the tempora4-y organization
was made permanent, and in addition
Frank J. Van Valhorst, of Birmingham,
Ala., and R. A. B. Cross, of Madison,
Wis., were chosen as reading clerk and
assistant secretary of the convention.
The nomination of Eugene V. Debs for
president and Benjamin Hannaford, of
New York, for vice president by the con
vention seems already assured.
The question of embracing the negroes
throughout th country in the socialistic
movement, it is said, will,*e settled be
fore the convention takes final adjourn
The delegates were entertained tonight
at a banquet at which Bugene V. Debs
was the principal speaker. His address
was purely along socialistic lines, the
trusts, and both the Republican and
Democratic parties were bitterly scored
by the fepeaker.
INDIAN IS MURDERED
Aged Stockbridge Is Killed by
SHAWANO, Wis., May I.—With his
eyes gouged out with some sharp in
strument, and his face Btaroped on till
the features were obliterate!, the body
of Dennis Turkey, ai^aged Stockbridg-e
Indian and a Civtt war veteran, was
found on the edge of the ifcservation
Johnnie Frank, ■% *lenom«piie half
breed, one of the most vici<*us Indians
on the reservation Is in j^Jl charged
with the murder.
Turkey was last Sjpen alive about 11
o'clock last night. "He left Gresham
with Frank. Both are said to have
Frank's clothing, hat and handker
chief were spotted with blood. He re
fuses to talk, aside from strenuously
denying any knowledge of the crime.
MOB HANOS NEGRO
Man Accused of Assault Quiet
ly Lynched in Alabama.
PRATTSVILLE, Ala., May I.—News
reached this city this morning that
Gajner Hall, the negro who assaulted
Mrs. Josiah Owens yesterday, was
caught at Kingston yesterday after
noon by^m posse, who took him to the
scene of the crime and quietly hanged
him to a tree. The bpdy was then rid
dled with bullets.
It i» said that the negroes refuse to
take down the bodjp, and bury it. It
is also reported today that Mrs. Owens
is in a critical < onclition. The town is
TWENTY ARE HURT
ON RIVER STEAMER
Hurricane Roof of St. Louis
Ferry Boat Falls With
ST. LOUIS, Mo., May I.—The hurri
cane roof of the ferry steamer Alonzo
C. Church collapsed early this evening
while the steamer was crowded with
sightseers viewing the United States
gunboat Nashville at anchor in the riv
er harbor here, and about twenty peo
ple were injured, a number of them be
ing reported in a critical condition.
The names of the following injured
have befen secured, but this list is not
complete, as several persons were im
mediately taken to their homes before
their names were learned:
J. B. Wood, leg broken and inter
George Montigo, both ankles frac
Mabel Montigo, daughter, aged four
years, head hurt.
Edward Mack, leg crushed.
. Mollie Collins, East St. Louis, inter
Philip Mangels, fourteen years old,
Unidentified woman, serious internal
About seventeen others, all residents
of St. Louis and East St. Louis, were
injured, none seriously.
The ferry steamer had been carrying
crowds all day from the foot of Valen
tine street out into midstream past the
Nashville and back again. No stop was
made at the Nashville owing to the
heavy flaod current running.
As the ferryboat was rounding the
Nashville and starting back to dock
the crowd on the upper deck rushed
to the steamer's side and out upon the
hurricane roof. The strain was too
great and the roof collapsed, precipi
tating a large number of people twenty
feet to the deck below, which was also
Panic Follows Fall.
Instantly a panic ensued. Several
persons attempted to jump into the riv
er thinking the boat was sinking.
Cooler heads prevented this and efforts
were at once^ begun to succor the in
A distress signal was blown from the
boat's whistle, and tugs hurried along
side, but it was deemed best to proceed
to land and not attempt to place the
injured on the tugs. Ambulances had
been hastily called and soon after the
Alonzo C. Church had reached shore
the injured were being conveyed to the
city hospital and many neighboring
FOUR MEN DROWNED
Two Die Trying to Save Their
Special to The Globe.
DUL.UTH, Minn., May I.—Gilbert
Ness and Christopher Person, of Du
luth, sacrifled their lives thi3 afternoon
in an ineffectual attempt to rescue
Oscar Johnson, of Superior, and Hoke
Overland, of Winona, from drowning
in Rice lake, near Kimberly.
The four men, in two boats, were
hunting on the lake when the one in
which were Johnson and Overland was
overturned. Their companions hurried
to the rescue, but in their anxiety to
be saved, Johnson and Overland cap
sized the second boat and before aid
could reach them all four were drown
All four men were employed on a
ranch by Davidson and Mcßae, of Du
luth. The lake is an extensive but
shallow one, and it is said that at no
season'of the year is it more than five
feet deep. The bodies have not been
PRICE TWO CENTS. STvE&'ats.
YALU TO FIGHT BATTLE
Russians Are Driven From Posts by
a Spectacular Infantry Charge—
Gen. Kuroki Leads the Attack Upon
the Czar's Forces and Succeeds in*
Capturing Commanding Position
on Heights Near Chiu Tien Cheng-
Loss of Life Is Great.
TOKIO, May 2,7 a. m.—The supplemental report from Gen. Kuroki cov
ering Sunday's fighting, says:
*i_" Thu* *us. sians made two Btands- The enemy's strength included all of
the third division, two regiments of the sixth division, one cavalry brig
ade, about forty quick-firing guns and eight machine guns. We have taken
twenty-eight quick-firing guns, many rifles, much ammunition, more than
twenty officers and many non-commissioned officers and men as prisoners.
lam informed that Gens. Zazolitch and Castolinski were wounded Our
casualties number about 700, and the Russian loss is more than 800 men "
TOKYO, May 2, 7 a. m.—After five days of fighting largely
with artillery, the First Japanese army under Gen. Kuroki
has forced the crossing of the Yalu river and today, with a
gallant infantry charge covering a frontage of four miles, it
drove the Russians from Chiu Tien Cheng and the heights on
the right bank of the Iho or Aida river, which enters the Yalu
from the north, almost opposite Wi-ju. The Japanese turned
the left flank of the Russian position and in the battle of today
they swept away the new front interposed by the Russians
to check their onward movement.
The present position of the Japanese is a dominating one,
and they may force the abandonment of the defenses erected
by the Russians at Antung and other points lower down the
Gen. Kuroki began the movement on Tuesday by order
ing a detachment of the imperial guards division to seize the
island of Kurlto, -which is in the Yalu above Wi-ju and the
detachment of the second division to seize the island of Kin
teito, which is situated below Wi-ju.
RUSSIANS ABANDON ISLANDS.
The detachment of the imperial guards met with some re
sistance, but it succeeded in clearing the enemy out and occu
pied Kurito island. The Russians abandoned the island of
Kinteito when attacked by the detachment of the second di
Thursday Gen. Kuroki ordered two companies of the im
perial guards to cross the "Yalu and make a reconnoissance
along the left bank of the Iho for the purpose of discovering
the character of the Russian fortifications along the heights
on the right bank of the river. The Russians shelled the re
eonnoitering party from an emplacement in the hills in the
southeast part of Yoshoko.
DIVISION CROSSES YALU.
The twelfth division of the Japanese army was chosen to
make the first crossing of the Yalu. It began its preparations
on Friday by driving the Russians from their position on the
bank of the river opposite Suikoehin. The entire division
passed over the river during the day, and by 6 o'clock Sat-
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tiring of Admiral Aiexteff, Viceroy in the East.
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