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VOL. XXVIL—NO. 154.
MAY RELEASE DELEGATES
Mew Plan to Break the Deadlock In the Republican
Convention Is Being Considered—Resolution to Free
the Delegates From Instructions Will Be Reported by
Committee—Balloting Continues With No Appre
SPRINGFIELD, 111., June I.—The
Republican state convention took flvo
more ballots today without breaking
the gubernatorial deadlock and with
out producing any material change.
Three important propositions were pre ■
eented to the convention during the
day. all designed to end the contest,
but two were rejected and the other is
now before the committee on resolu
tions. These propositions were:
First—To discontinue the roll calls
and vote by secret ballot. This camo
from a Deneen delegate, but was re
pudiated by Deneen and most of the
Second —To refer the governorship
back to the party through primaries to
be held on the same day throughout
the state. This was proposed by Yates,
but the other candidates were a unit
against the plan and it was lost by a
vote of two to one.
Third—That the candidates be re
quested to release their delegates from
further obligations and permit them to
vote regardless of instructions. This
resolution is pending before the reso
lutions committee. Both Yates and
Deneen are opposed to it, and it will
probably be beaten if it gets out of
At a meeting of the committee on
resolutions Judge Hamlin made the
IS WITHOUT BOND
Sureties on Albert Schuetz's
Bond Are Dead, and He
Must Furnish Another.
Although the law requires that no
county official shall be permitted to
perform the functions of his office
without having first furnished an ac
ceptable bond, it was discovered yes
terday that Albert Schuetz, the county
abstract cierk, has been without a
bond for several weeks.
The sureties on Mr. Schuetz's bond
were Albert Mueller and Andrew R.
Kiefer, both of whom are now dead,
and while the estates of the bondsmen
are liable for any act previous to their
death, there is no recourse for protec
tion for the abstractor's acts since the
death of the bondsmen.
The matter was called to the atten-
WOULD KILL FAT MEN
Is Th's Russian an Anarchist
■CHICAGO, June I.—Abel Gabiniska,
a Russian, twenty-four years of age,
was arrested tonight after he had at
tempted to shoot one Frank Adams,
whom he had never seen before. He
made a desperate fight against being
placed under arrest and fired several
shots at the police. He declared that
he had been sent to Chicago by a so
ciety in St. Louis with instructions to
"kill fat and prosperous looking men."
A paper found in his pocket con
tained the names of Mayor Carter H.
Harrison and Aid. Honore H. Palmer.
He would not admit that he intended
to assassinate these two men, but said
that his instructions made it necessary
for him to kill five "fat and prosperous
men." It cannot be definitely ascer-
tamed tonight whether the man is de-
mented or an anarchist. The police,
however, are*of the opinion that there
Is some truth in his story.
SPEAK IN ADVOCACY OF
Lecturers at Mohonk Lake Conference
MOHONK LAKE, N. V., JuneJ.—The
tenth annual conference on internation
al arbitration opened here. Judge
George Gray, of Delaware, who was
chosen to preside, gave an address. A
review of the year in the history of
. arbitration was made by Dr. Benjamin
F. Trueblood, of Boston, secretary of
the American Peace society.
Thomas Nelson Page, of Washing-
ton, spoke of the conference held
"Washington in January to inaugurate
a movement in favor of an arbitration
treaty with G»-eat Britain.
Henry M. Leipziger, of New York,
dwelt upon the free lecture system in
the schools of New York as one of the
most important channels by which to
reach the influence of public sentiment
Congressman Baker, of Brooklyn, N.
V., criticised the expenditures for en
larging the navy. He spoke strongly
against what he termed the wasteful
expenditure of the government on the
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suggestion that the candidates release
their instructed delegates. He ques
tioned the power of the committee to
take any action in that direction. Mr.
Deneen said that his, delegates had
been selected under the primary law
and that he was not in a~ position to
It was agreed that Graeme Stewart,
of Chicago, should draft a resolution
requesting the candidates to release
their delegations from further ob
ligations and that this resolution
should be presented to the convention
and referred in order to give the com
mittee authority to act on the propo
sition. The convention referred it to
a subcommittee which will make its
report tomorrow to the full commit
The subcommittee of the committee
on resolutions late tonight decided to
report the resolution favorable to the
full committee. The latter body un
doubtedly will pass it out to the con
The Yates and Deneen leaders have
mutually decided to offer no opposi
tion. In that case the vote in the con
vention for the resolution will be
unanimous. The prevailing opinion,
however, is that as it is only the ex
pression of an opinion or a sentiment
it will be disregarded by the delegates.
tion of the board of county commis
sioners soon after the death of Mr.
Kiefer, but that body took no action
towards requiring Mr. Schuetz to fur
nish a new bond, apparently consider
ing the matter one of small impor
Yesterday, however, the fact was
brought to the attention of County At
torney Kane, who at once called Mr.
Schuetz to his office and informed him
that it would be necessary for him to
furnish a new bond at once. Mr.
Schuetz promised to secure new
bondsmen and will have a bond ready
to submit for the approval of the board
of county commissioners at their next
meeting, to be held next Monday.
"The matter is one of greater im
portance than the general public im
agines," said a well known real estate
dealer yesterday. "The county ab
stractor daily furnishes records of land
and should he make a mistake it might
cost some person a good round sum, in
which event the only recourse the loser
would have would be to hold Mr.
Schuetz or his bondsmen liable. The
abstractor should not be permitted to
do business without a bond for one
minute, and I am glad to know that
County Attorney Kane has taken this
view of the matter, since members of
the county board neglected to remedy
army and navy and charged that the
people were guilty of gross inconsist
ency when they talked peace and sus
tained an immense outlay on armories
and other means of waging war.
Gen. Horatio C. King deprecated the
idea that reasonable preparation for
war was inconsistent. Several others
supported Gen. King's views.
William L. Penfield gave an address
on "The Venezuela Case at The Hague
Court." In this case Mr. Penfieid was
counsel for the United States. Charles
M. Pepper, United States Pan-Amer
ican railroad commissioner, spoke on
the influence of that project in the
cause of arbitration.
Dr. Lyman Abbott carried the con
ference to the thought of individual
responsibility. A nation, he said, is
made up of individuals as a river is
made up of springs and rivulets. He
showed that a nation could make for
peace only as peace is taught in the
homes and the schools, is practiced in
the shop and in society, among classes
and races and religious denominations.
THE NEWS INDEXED.
Final Advance on Port Arthur Today.
Three Democratic State Conventions.
Plan to Break Illinois Deadlock.
Abstract Clerk Acting Without a Bond.
Printer Dies in Turkish Bath Parlors.
Boy Crushed to Death by Locomotive.
Public Examiner Johnson Answered
Will Exhibit Bell Near Depot.
Rattlers Get Loose in City.
News of the Railroads.
News of the Northwest.
In the Sporting World.
Of Interest to Women.
Review of Wadena County.
PAGE IX. .
Commercial and Financial.
Superintendent of Schools A. J. Smith
Grand Jury Finishes Its Work.
Kindergarten Teachers Ask for Raise
THUKSDAY MORNIN©, JUNE 2. 1904.—TWELVE PAGES.
BRYAN HEADS NEBRASKA
GEORGIA IS FOR PARKER
HEARST LOSES MICHIGAN
NEBRASKA IS BRYAN'S
He Writes Platform and No
OMAHA, Neb., June I.—The x Ne
braska Democratic convention today
unanimously selected W. J. Bryan to
head the Nebraska delegation to the
national gathering at St. Louis and
adopted a platform which reaffirms the
Kansas City platform of 1900, and
places before the public Mr. Bryan's
views of what should be embodied in
the platform of the coming national
convention. Mr. Bryan was himself
chairman of the committee on resolu
tions and wrote the platform. He had
associated with him men who have
been his most loyal supporters.
There was no opposition to the adop
tion of the platform as read, although
one delegate attempted to secure the
adoption of an additional plank pledg
ing Nebraska Democracy to the sup
port of the nominees of the St. Louis
convention, regardless of whom they
might be. He was ruled out of order,
however, after reading his resolution.
Opponents Are Silent.
There was but a handful of dele
gates who had not been pledged to the
support of a reaffirmation of the Kan
sas City platform and they came from
Lancaster, Mr. Bryan's own county.
They did not, however, attempt to se
cure recognition, and Mr. Bryan sat
Continued on Third Page.
SEEKS LOST ISLAND
Cruiser Denver Has Mission in
WASHINGTON, D. C., June I.—On
her return trip from Honolulu the
cruiser Denver will search for the
"Lost Island of the Pacific." This is
land is supposed to be somewhere be
tween Honolulu ahrl California bay. It
appears on the old Spanish maps> but
on American maps it is put down as
It has long been a theory that the
American sloop of war Levant, which
disappeared in 1859 on her way from
Honolulu to Panama and was never
heard of again, was wrecked off this
island. Its supposed location is in an
unfrequented part of the Pacific, off
the line of travel.
HIS PLOW TURNS
UP A METEORITE
Collection of Minerals Was Evidently
Subjected to Great Heat.
Special to The Globe.
GRAND FORKS, N. D., June I.—L.
Luraer, of Galesburg, has in his pos
session a meteorite weighing about 150
pounds, which was plowed up on a
farm near that place. The object ap
pears to contain a considerable propor
tion of iron and bears evidence of hav
ing been subjected to great heat, as the
iron and other materials of which it is
composed have been partly fused.
WITHOUT LOCAL APPLICATION
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Cynthia, Cynthia. Pve been thinking
What a blessing it would be
If the gamblers were transported
Far across the raging sea.
PARKER HAS CEBRCIA
Democratic Convention In
structs for New York Man.
ATLANTA, Ga., June 1. — After a
red-hot fight over the question as to
whether the word "request" or "in
struct" should be used in resolutions
favoring the nomination for president
of Judge Alton B. Parker, of New York,
the state Democratic convention this
afternoon adopted the following reso
lutions by a vote of 166% to 157%,
which then were made unanimous by
Whereas, we believe that Judge Alton
B. Parker, of New York, is the choice of
an overwhelming majority of the Democ
racy of this state as the Democratic nom
inee for president and. whereas, it is the
duty of this convention to give force and
expression to its wishes;
Resolved, That the delegates from Geor
gia to the national convention be and they
are hereby instructed to cast the vote of
this state for Judge Alton B. Parker as the
nominee of the Democratic party for presi
dent so long as in the opinion of a ma
jority of the delegates there is a reason
able probability of his nomination and
that said delegates shall vx>te as a unit
on all questions as a majority may de
Georgia's "big four" is* composed of
Congressman John D. Maddox, James
M. Smith, James R. Gray, editor of the
Atlanta Journal, and Charles R. Pen
dleton, editor of the Macon Telegraph.
The four named will go to St. Louis as
delegates at large.
TORPEDO BOAT DIVES
Five- Hour Test Proves the Ful-
ton an Acrobat.
NEWPORT, R. 1., June I.—The sub
marine torpedo boat Fulton was given
a trial today in-the presence of a naval
board. The Fulton was given a speed
run on the surface and under water
and was put through diving maneu
vers and a course-of torpedo firing.
Capt. J. H. Traine, chairman of the
trial board, said tonight that the ma
neuvers were entirely satisfactory.
They lasted five hours. The weather
conditions were unsatisfactory—a
choppy sea and heavy rain.
The Fulton went over the'Narragan
sett bay course twice at cruising speed
and three times at full spewed, the boat
being on the surface during 1 these runs.
While submerged she was sent over
the course three times -and covered the
same distance awash and ready to
dive. She was also tested on quick
turns and made ten dives. An ob
server stated that one of these dives
carried the boat to a depth of twen
ty feet in twelve, seconds.
Capt. Traine said that both the gaso
line and electric engines of the boat
were used with satisfactory results.
Has a Million for the Mikado.
CHICAGO, June I.—lto Himatsu, a
Japanese merchant of New York, has
arrived in Chicago with a valise con
taining $1,120,000 in United States
money, which he will give to the
mikado to help defeat Russia. The
money was deposited here with a trust
company. Ito Himatsu expects to sail
from San Francisco on June 11. ' He is
a recognized authority in America on
Japanese art. f
The Same Old Sweet Song
William, William, I've been thinking
If the gamblers disappeared
That the pastor-politician
Soon would see his business queered.
WOLVERINES A UNIT
Hearst Men on the Delegation
DETROIT, Mich., June I.—The anti-
Hearst element in the Michigan De
mocracy, headed by Daniel J. Campau,
of Detroit, national committeeman
from Michigan, triumphed over the
Hearst supporters at every stage in
the Democratic state convention held
here today to select delegates to the
national convention, and an uninstruct
ed delegation will be sent. While
there are some Hearst men among the
district delegates to St. Louis, the del
egation was instructed to vote as a
The first test of strength was on the
report from the committee on creden
tials. By a vote of 572 to 250 a mi
nority report of the committee seating
the contesting Hearst delegation from
Manistee, the only county from which
there was a contesting delegation, was
tabled. Following this victory Daniel
J. Campau was re-elected national
committeeman from Michigan and of
the four delegates at large chosen, not
one was a member of the Hearst ele
The following were elected delegates
Daniel J. Campau, of Detroit;
Thomas E. Barkworth.of Jackson; John
Power, of Escanaba, and George D..
Jackson, of Bay City.
PILFERS FROM POOR
Champion Mean Man Despoils
Little Sisters of $3,000.
PITTSEURG, Pa., June I.—The Lit-
Me Sisters of the Poor were robbed to
day of $3,000 by a man who represent
ed himself as a plumber. The man
went to the institution on Perm ave
nue, where an addition to the home
for the aged is being erected by the
sisters, and represented himself as the
subcontractor for the plumbing work
in the building.
When the inmates of the home had
all gone to the chapel for prayers the
fellow made his way to the office and
carried away the $3,000, which repre
sented the collections made by the sis
ters to pay for the new building.
TOM SHEVLIN MAKES
BYRNES HIS PROXY
Globe Special Washington Service,
1417 G Street.
WASHINGTON, D. C, June I.—
Thomas H. Shevlin will not attend the
meeting of the national Republican
committee when it meets in Chicago to
decide contests June 15. He has given
his proxy to T. E. Byrnes, of Minne
apolis, who was in Washington yester
day and called on President Roosevelt
to let him know about the Northwest
ern situation. It is probable that
Shevlin will find it convenient not to
attend the convention and Byrnes will
represent him there.
—Walter E. Clark.
PRICE TWO CENTS. S iv5 iSS»t^
MOVE ON PORT
FINAL JAPANESE ADVANCE
Third Army Is Expected to Land Close
to the Beleaguered Stronghold-
Japs Discover and Destroy Land
Mines With Which the Russians In
tended to Blow Them Up—Harbin
to Be Fortified With a View to
Russian Retreat to That Point.
Special Cable to The Globe.
CHIFTJ, June 1. —-The final advance on Port Arthur will
commence today. The-third Japanese army, it is believed,
will land close to Port Arthur, probably in Pigeon bay.
The Japanese have discovered and destroyed a formidable
system of land mines close to Port Arthur, which were de
signed to blow their regiments to pieces. These mines ex
tended several miles from the forts. ,/
Special Cable to The Globe.
TOKYO, June I.—lt can be said with the -weight of offi
cial authority that several brigades of the Japanese army are
half way on the road to Hai-tcheng and by a route not sus
pected by those who have been close students of the cam
paign. The war department will not say whether the army
division now north of Wafangkau has been sent forward i
merely to hold the Hiung mountains south of Kaiping against
any advance by Kuropatkin to relieve Port Arthur, but the
fact remains that more than 15,000 infantry, cavalry and ar
tillery of tlae Third army division are marching up the rail-*
way and are now not far from Kaiping, which is only twen-.
ty-seven miles from New-chwang. :
Continued on Sixth Page.
DIES SUDDENLY IN
TURKISH BATH ROOM
Herman J. Men), Printer, Ex-
pires at 1 o'clock a. m—
Wife Arrives Too Late.
Herman J. Mehl, a job printer, re
siding at 392 Livingston avenue, died
this morning at 1 o'clock in F. A. Rog
ers' Turkish bath parlors, Fourth and
Robert streets. Mehl had not been at
his home for two days, and when he
came into the bath parlors yesterday
morning at 11 o'clock with a young,
man his condition was such that he
could not be given a bath, but was
put to bed.
He remained in a dazed state alf day,
and last night at 9 o'clock the pro
prietor of the parlors discovered that
HIS WIFE IS CHOKED
Therefore Kansas City Man
Kills Her Assailant.
KANSAS CITY, Mo., June I.—Louis
Leckenby, aged thirty-two, was shot
and killed tonight by Charles Prencher
at the latter's home in this city. When
Prencher reached his home he heard
the screams of his wife, who was be
ing choked by Leckenby because she
refused to tell him where she had
concealed $1,200 which she recently re
ceived from an estate. The two men
fought and Prencher says he was
forced to shoot Leckenby in sejf-de
WILL CRAM CORTELYOU
DOWN THEIR THROATS
President Is Determined That He Shall
Be Republican Chairman.
Globe Special Washington Service,
1417 G Street.
WASHINGTON, D. C, June I.—
Close friends of the president predict
that he will carry through his plan of
having George B. Cortelyou placed at
the head of the Republican national
committee, despite the very material
opposition that is known to exist in
certain influential quarters.
With the purpose of preserving peace
the national committee at Chicago will
probably elect the young secretary of
commerce to be its leader. Of course
the leaders are sore because Mr. Roose
velt did not consult them first; be
cause the president failed to accept
the excellent advice which "the late
Senator Hanna used to give hitn, which
was: "Don't shoot first and explain
afterwards." —Walter E. Clark.
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Mehl was laboring in a peculiar man
ner in his private room. Groans were
heard, and when the door was opened
the man's face was found to be pur
ple, his pupils distended and his respir- -
ation was imperceptible.
Artificial respiration- was resorted to
and Dr. Walsh was summoned. The
Physician and Rogers labored over the
man continuously, but he sank. The
physician, thinking that Mehl had tak-
en morphine, administered a hypo
dermic treatment and antidotes.
Seeing at midnight that the man's
life could not be saved, Rogers sent a j
message to 392 Livingston avenue, and*
Mrs. Mehl and her sister came to the
bath rooms shortly after 1 a. m.
They remained on the sidewalk while
the body was being removed to the
morgue, the wife weeping bitterly.
Mrs. Mehl said she had not seen her
husband for two days.
Coroner A. W. Miller, after an ex
amination of the body, said that in his
opinion death was caused by acute al
coholism. An autopsy will be held to
day at the morgue.
A search of his clothing and the
room he occupied failed to reveal the
evidences of any drug.
to O( her Cemetery.
Special to The Globe.
GRAND FORKS, N. D., June I.—
There has been excitement in the vi
cinity of Cando over the statement
that the bodies of two persons who had
died of smallpox and been buried in
the pesthouse cemetery had been re
moved during the night and reburied
in the regular cemetery. The identity
of the people who made the removal is
not given out, but it is stated to be a
fact that the change was made, and
that persons seen in making the new
interment were chased by a resident of
the town, but without success.
As the bodies have been buried in
the regular cemetery, it is not likely
that they will be disturbed, as this
would only tend to spread contagion.
DON'T BELIEVtf IT
Smelling Committee in North Dakota
Town Excites Itself Greatly.
Special to The Globe.
GRAND FORKS, N. D., June 1.-—
A few days ago a barrel labeled
"formaldehyde" was received at Forest
River by express, billed to the local
druggist. A smelling committee of
prominent citizens doubted the correct
ness of the label. One man was sent
post haste to Grafton for the sheriff,
while others kept watch of the barrel.
The official arrived after a rapid drive
across country, and by that time the
barrel has been stowed away in the
drug store. The barrel was gathered
in and taken to the county seat, to be
used as evidence, and the drug clerk
was given a pressing invitation to ac
company the procession.