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President Visits the Southern
The Reception Is Attended by Fully
5,000 Colored People.
Building I* in the Cabildo Where
the Louisiana Territory
Was Transferred.
New Orleans, May 2.—President McKin
ley, accompanied by Governor Heard and
Mayor Capdeville and escorted by a mount
ed detachment of police and the Louisiana
cavalry troop, left the St. Charles hotel at
9:20 o'clock for the Southern university, a
colored institution. He was enthusias
tically received by the faculty and the
As the president entered the grounds of
the university he was welcomed with
"Hall to the Chief." sung by a chorus of
1,000 school children and accompanied by
the students' orchestra. Brief addresses
were made by George Alexis and Ernestine
M. Theophile. pupils, and the president
said In reply:
I am glad to know that all over the south,
where most of you dwell, the states have
provided institutions of learning where every
boy and every girl can prepare themselves
for usefulness and honor under the govern
ment In which he lives. The thing to-day is
to be practical. What you want is to get
education, and with it you want good char
acter, and with these you want unfalteriag
industry, and U you have these three things
you will have success anywhere and every
where. God bless you.
Five Jhousand negroes attended the re
ception, among them the leading local
members of the race.
Visits the Supreme Court.
From the Southern university the r>resi
dent was driven to the historic Cabildo
facing Jackson square, where a multitude
had gathered. It was within the Ca
bildo, in the row now occupied by the
state supreme court, that the transfer'was
made of the Louisiana territory by France
to Governor Claiborne, the American com
missioner of President Jefferson.
The president was received by Governor
Heard, the state officials and the members
of the supreme court and was escorted to a
seat on the right of Chief Justice Nichols.
President Alcee Fortier of the Louisiana
Historical association delivered an ad
dress on the historical associations of the
Cabildo. The president made a brief re
ply and an official record was made on the
minutes of the visit of Mr. McKinley to
the court.
Afterward the president spoke briefly
from the balcony to an immense assem
blage in the streets. A national salute
closed the ceremonies.
Commerce Is a Great Civilizer, Says
the President.
New Orleans, May 2. —This is the first
time New Orleans has ever had a
from the chief magistrate of the nation,
and it was a royal reception which the old !
city extended to President McKinley.
The crowds in the streets were tremen
dous. Never, except in Mardi Gras times.
were they known to be so choked and
jammed with surging humanity. The ex
ercisee included a parade, a reception for
the ladies and a banquet. Ai the banquet
President McKinley said:
"I was wondering while the governor
was talking, really what were our differ
ences. My eyes turned toward Judge
Blanchard and I recalled that we did not
differ about river and harbor improve
ments, and that we were in favor of every
just and reasonable extension for the im
provement of the commerce of the Mis
sissippi river.
"And then I remembered —it is only
a memory—how the citizens of Louisiana.
gathered about the table of the ways and j
means committee when I had the distin- !
gulshed honor of presiding over that com
mittee, assuring me they must have pro
tection upon sugar and rice. And then I
reflected that there was no difference be
tween us about protection. Certainly
none upon the question of sugar.
"And then I remember also that you
had always been in favor of internal im
provements and of external commerce
and we are for those things. There
Is nothing v,e need so much as com
merce. Commerce is a great diplomatist.
Fair trading makes fast friends. Com
merce, like a circulating library, carries
enlightenment wherever it goee. And then
I remember that we are all for the open
door in China, that we may send the
products of our cotton fields, made up Into
cotton goods, to the millions of the orient.
"My fellow citizens, history cannot omit
New Orleans from its pages. Its age in
sures for It reverence a"nd affection and
lta pact will always engage interest and
admiration. It has the romance of an
tiquity, the quaintness of ancient days,
combined with a spirit of tireless energy
■which makes it one of the most progres
sive of our modern markets of commerce.
Itg historic associations have secured for
It an enduring place in the annals of the
American republic."
Cabinet Officers In an Accident.
New Orleans, May 2. —During the
parade here yesterday afternoon, a wheel
came off the carriage occupied by Secre
tary Hay and Postmaster-General Smith.
Neither was Injured.
(The Journal's special marine service cov
ers vessel movements from noon yesterday to
soon to-day.)
Chicago—The deed of the Miller Bros.' dry
dock to the new shipowners' drydock com
pany went on record to-day. Extensive plans
for the improvement and modernizing of the
plant are under consideration, but most im
portant of all will be its equipment fer
repairs to steel vessels.
Detroit—The St. Clair river Ue jam is re
ported her* to-day as worse than it has been
eince it began. The ice extends clear from
Port Huron throughout the length of the
river and ice can be seen far Into Lake
Huron. The wrecker tug Favorite and the
jteamer Hutehinson, which started the ice
fields for the liberated boats yesterday, are
reported themselves fast abreast of Algonac.
Good results are expected from the brisk
southwest winds to-day, which will soon rid
the river of tbe inflow of ice from Lake
Huron by driving the ice fields up the lake.
Sault Ste. Marie —Up: Oregon, Foster, mid
Down: Rosedale. 5 a. m.
Cleveland, Ohio, May 2.— J. C. Gilchrist,
credited with being the largest individual
vessel owner on the lakes, to-day reached a
settlement with the striking marine engi
neer*. The fleet under Mr. Gilchrisfs con
trol consists of forty-six steamers, besides a
■umber of barges. It Is understood that he
Granted the full wage scale presented by the
Democrats Are Lining Up For
Colonel Venable of Georgia Takes a
Typical Position.
All American People Are in Favu.'
Of Keeping the Philippine
From Th» Journal Bureau. Boom 48, Pott
Building, WaiHington.
Washington. May 2. —"Georgia's vote for
the presidential nomination has been
Hill's for the asking in* years gone by,"
said Colonel W. H. Venable, a prominent
Georgia politician, who is now in the city,
"but I doubt whether he could get our
vote in 1904. I doubt very much whether
Hill could carry New York state, and I
say this after vistlng New York city, Buf
falo and Syracuse." He continued:
Until the Cuban matter is settled, and also
the status of the Philippines, I do not ex
pect to see the democratic party win. Our
great folly was the nomination of Bryan. I
stood out against it. Cuba should belong to
the United Slates, and annexation is the logi
cal solution of the problem.
We must have a market in which to sell
our surplus cotton, and that is exactly what
the Philippines islands, with their 77,000,000
population, wlil be to us. It comes at som«
cost of life, of course. But the sentiment of
all the American people 13 iv favor of keep
ing these islands.
The time may come when there will be a
reasonable difference of opinion as to the
methods of administration, following the set
tlement of their Btatus. Then the democratic
party may have its day, but, iv my opinion,
not before.
Such remarks, now quite common, taken
in connection with Senator Coekrell's re
cent announcement that although he voted
against the Platt amendment he had come
to believe it wise, show a crumbling of the
democratic opposition to Mr. McKinley's
great policies.
MERCHANDISE Assistant Secre
tary of the Treas-1
IN BOND ury Spauldingi
has issued a cir-
FROM CANADA cular to collec
tors of customs
along the Canadian border modifying the j
regulations relative to the transportation :
of merchandise in bond to and from the
Dominion. The collectors are instructed,
in instances where a sufficient number of
packages of such merchandise to fill an
entire car is not available, to allow them
to be forwarded by bonded routes, when >
properly carded and sealed in cars not t
secured by prescribed customs fastenings. |
This ruling applies to merchandise pass- |
ing through the United States from Can-
I ada for exportation via the seaboard, as ;
well as to goods arriving at seaboard and j
destined for places in the Dominion.
Commissioner of Internal Revenue
Yerkes has decided that the recent de
cision of the supreme court in the case
of the Northern Pacific Railway, brought
la Minneapolis, holding the tax on export
bills of lading to be unconstitutional, does
not apply to express receipts issued in
this country for goods or merchandise to
be transported to a foreign country.
POSTAL SUB- The postoffice de
partment is now ar-
STATIONS IN THE ranging for the
establishm c nt of
LARGE CITIES, substations ol the
postoJßces in large
cities, to take effect July 1, when the new
appropriation becomes available. New
York, Philadelphia, Detroit and other
cities have already been provided for, but
Minneapolis and St. Paul substations
have not yet been considered. Chief
Beavers of the salary and allowance di
vision says that he has had no applica
j tions from postmasters of the twin cities,
[ and thse are necessary before he can
even consider the matter. After the ap
plications are received an inspector will
be detailed to investigate the locations
of the proposed new stations, and if found
satisfactory, they will be ordered estab
-1 lished.
—W. W. Jermane.
De« Moines ( luhs Want All Her Time
—Features of the lowa Fed
eration Meeting.
From a Staff Correspondent.
Council Bluffs, lowa, May 2. — At the
opening of the lowa federation meeting
this morning, Mrs. Adelaide Payne, chair
man of the nominating committee, asked
for an expression on the choice of offi
cers by an informal ballot. The consti
tutionality of this method was questioned,
but the president's decision in favor of
the vote was sustained and the vote was
appointed for 2 o'clock, although not
without objection from those who wished
an immediate vote.
Mrs. Belle M. Sloutenbrough, ex-presi
dent of the Nebraska federation, gave a
cordial fraternal greeting, telling of the
latest Nebraska club triumph, the estab
lishment of a state library commission by
the last legislature.
A topical report on the Milwaukee bien
nial brought some of the best thoughts of
that great meeting to those unable to at
tend. An excellent resort of the village
improvement work of lowa was given by
Mrs. Bibbs, and in the general discussion
the chief topic of the meeting was on
various phases of compulsory education
which the federation is pledged to secure
for lowa. f The need and practicability of
school laws, and the obstacles in securing
them were treated ably by Miss Ruby
Buffman. Mrs. Brown, of lowa City, and
Mrs. Sannins, of Le Mars.
Interest in the election is keen, the
candidates for president being numerous,
although not openly announced. Mrs.
Alice Bailey of Dcs Moines seems in the
lead, but the feature is the Dcs Moines
opposition to her, as the woman's club is
unwilling to have her accept on account of
her heavy duties as president of that
The western lowa candidate is Mrs. Jen
nette Deener of Red Oak. Mrs. Harriet
C. Tower of Corning is a formidable can
didate. A strong effort will be made to
exclude all color line discussion as un
called for.
—Martha Scott Anderson.
Special to The Journal.
Sanlt Ste. Marie, Mich., May 2.—Fire in
Mill's tailoring shop on Ashmun strtet,
caused by a gasoline explosion, did damage
Lto the extent of SLSOO at 1:30 this afternoon. ,
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Sixtp Lopez—How did you work it to get such a snap as this ?
j Opinion in Manila la That Captain
Reed Will Be Found
Batangas, Isle of Luzon, May 2. —A
! score of insurrectionists fired Into the
j town last night. No casualties were re
| ported.
The few outlaws remaining in the prov
ince have been nearly pacified. The com
, mission has established a government at
: Sorsegon at the southern end of the
| island of Luzon and has appointed Cap
tain J. G. Livingston of New York, gov
ernor and Captain E. W. Terry of the
Forty-seventh regiment, treasurer.
Manila, May 2.—The evidence for the
defense In the trial of Captain James C.
Reed, ex-depot commissary at Manila;
charged with soliciting and receiving
bribes and other official misconduct, was
submitted to-day. It is generallly be
lieved the court will find Reed guilty.
It is again reported that Cailles will
surrender soon. The remnants of Tinlo's
army are surrendering.
Batangas, Province of Batangas,
Philippine Islands, May 2. —Felix Roxas,
editor of the Democracia, a daily organ
of the federalists, has been appointed gov
ernor of Batangas. Lieutenant R. D.
Blanchard of the Thirty-eighth volun
teer infantry, was appointed treasurer.
Shorts Bid Higher and Higher and
Find Scarcely Any Corn
for Sale.
Chicago, May 2. —May corn, which has
been cornered on the Board of Trade,
soared to 55c a bushel to-day, the highest
price since August, 1894. when the market
touched 57 cents. To-day's bulge carried
the market 5c higher than the high point
Shorts were tendered the privilege. of
covering their contracts when the mar
ket was at 48c. Many did so. Those
that did not improve their opportunities
sought to buy to-day, but they bid higher
and higher only to find scarcely any for
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rose to 55c, reacted to 53, and closed 4c
net higher at 53^c.
May oats, also thought to be practically
cornered, advanced to 29^>c and closed
1%<51%c net higher at 29% c.
There Will Be a Reception To-mor
row at the State House and a
Public Welcome.
Hmw York Sun Snmelul Smrvlom.
Dcs Moines, lowa, May 2. —Ten thousand
people welcomed the Conger special at the
Rock Island station in Dcs Moines last
night. As soon as the crowd could be
broken, Governor L. M. Shaw escorted
Minister and Mrs. Conger and Miss Laura
Conger to a carriage, and they were driv
en to the home of Mrs. Ida H. Conger,
widow of Major Conger's brother. The
party is resting to-day, and to-morrow a
public reception will be held at the state
house after public welcoming exercises at
the auditorium.
Coming from Omaha the special train
stopped at Avoca, Atlantic, Stuart and
Dexter, where the minister made short
speeches before large crowds. At Dexter,
his old home town, the minister was greet
ed with cheers for "Governor Conger."
He spoke no word of politics, confining his
speeches to expressions of Joy for his
home coming and pleasure at meeting bis
old friends.
Banquet at Council Bluffs.
Council Bluffs, lowa, May 2. —At the
banquet for Minister Conger yesterday,
200 guests took seats at the table. Gov
ernor Shaw acted as toastmaater. Minis*
ter Conger responded to the toast, "Our
Guest." Senator J. P. Dolliver responded
to "lowa in the Councils and Service of
the Nation." H. M. Harl responded to the
toast "Our American Women; ever brave,
loyal and true." C. G. Saunders spoke
on "The Open Door; the enlightened pol
icy of the civilization in the orient."
Dominion Railway Commission Approves the
Lease of the Northern Pacific Lines
in the Province.
Ottawa, May 2. —The scheme by which the Manitoba government hopes to control
passenger and freight rates within the province has been ratified by the Dominion
railway commission.
The provincial government will lease for 999 years that portion of the Northern
Pacific railroad lying within the province. It will be immediately turned over to
MacKenzie & Mann of Toronto for management, the government fixing all freight
rates and reducing passenger rates to 3 cents a mile. In return the government
guarantees the interest on thirty-year bonds at 4 per cent.
Report That the German
Chancellor Will Name
New Cabinet.
London, May 2.—A special dispatch from
Berlin says that seeing the German ca
nal bill is certain of rejection and that the
Prussian diet will be closed to-morrow,
the imperial chancellor, Count yon Bue
low, will form a new ministry.
Observers at Goodsell Cannot Get a
Glimpse of It.
Special to The Journal.
Xorthfleld, Minn., May 2. —The observ
ers of Goodsell have for several nights
been trying to secure a glimpse of the
new comet which was discovered by Holp
at Queenstown, Australia, on April 23. So
far as known here, the comet has only,
been seen twice, once at Queenstow.n and
once at Cape of Good Hope. Two obser
vations are insufficient to determine its
orbit. Dr. Wilson of Goodsell hopes to
see it, but it is not certain it will be
visible in the northern hemisphere at all.
Until definitely known, Goodsell observers
will watch for it both morning and even
ing when the weather is clear.—E. Lock
erby went to St. Paul to-day to receive
surgical treatment for a cancer of the
Changes in State Grain Department
Not Unite Ready.
The railroad and warehouse commission
has been in continuous secret session for
two days, preparing its list of appoint
ments to the grain inspection and weigh
ing forces. At the close of this morning's
work the commissioners said that it might
be a week before the announcements are
made. They are doing a thorough job,
and the announcements, when made, will
settle the case once for all.
Deputy Inspector Benson's charges
against his superiors in the Minneapolis
inspection department will probably be
taken up to-morrow for a decision.
Washington. May 2.—The American McAH
Association, whose object is the Protestanti
zation of France, to-day re-elected all its
officers. Mrs. Charles W. Parkuurst of Now
York is president. Mrs. James A. Garfleld,
widow of the late president, is one of the
Rev. D. B. Rosaiter. the
representative secretary, announced that aux
iliaries had been formed in Detroit, Chicago,
St. Louis, Saginaw and Minneapolis.
Washington, May 2.—Cardinal Maninelli to
day took the oath of his new office and. sub
scribed to the profession of faith. The oath
was administered by Monsignor Conaty of
the Catholic university and witnessed by
Mgr. Marchetti, the papal ablegate. The
ceremony was private and was extremely
Berlin—General, yon Hahnke, ■ until : recently
chief of the. emperor's military cabinet, has
been' appointed governor of Berlin. He is
succeeded in the military cabinet by Genera!
Hurlaea Toa:Hae»ler«', '■:-' : . ■
All Discharged Teachers Have Been
There Will Be About 100 New
Teachers—Many Good Teach
ers Have Resigned.
It will be reassuring news to the 700 or
more teachers and principals in the public
schools of Minneapolis who desire reap
pointments and are more or less in doubt
as what the next few weeks may bring
forth, that unless already informed that
their services will not be needed, they
are secure in their places for another
"I have not seen the listfor the coming
school year," said a member of the board
of education this morning, "and will not
probably before the middle of the month,
but I can say this much now, that every
teacher or principal who is not to be in
the schools after the close of this present
year has been so notified, and therefore it
is safe for every teacher who has received
no such notice to assume that she will
continue in the city's service. No one
need worry. There are not any more than
the usual numW of discharged teachers,
despite the pop War belief among teachers
that there is to be a general shake-up this
year. I don't know why they think that.
I should say on a rough guess that there
would be perhaps 100 new teachers next
year, of whom some forty or fifty will be
required for new "rooms to be opened up
in existing buildings and in additions and
annexes. Several teachers are to retire
voluntarily. Those who go out under
other conditions are mostly inexperienced
teachers who have been in the service but
a year or two and been found wanting.
There will be two or three principals ap
pointed and some changing about among
the present principals. Undoubtedly a
male principal will be put in charge of the
Seward school and possibly one or two
others. There will be three or four
changes in the high school staffs, and
here, also, the board will fill some of the
vacancies with men teachers."
List Ready May 14.
The list of teachers and principals will
be in the hands of the members of the
board May 14 and will be acted upon by
the full board at the meeting of May 28.
The list will not be published until after
the close of the school year.
Beginning with next year a new rule
of the board will go into effect calculated
to make a few more vacancies for teach
ers. The rule, which was adopted at the
last meeting of the board, provides that
every principal- of a school having nine
rooms or less shall teach one half of the
day and that a teacher shall be employed
at a salary of not to exceed $400 per year
to teach the other half of the day.
The next school year will open the first
Tuesday in September, and if school chil
dren desire to view the glories of the
state fair they will have to go on Monday
or Saturday or cut their school duties
some other day In the week. The board
has been almost unanimously opposed to
the scheme of delaying the opening of
school a single day on account of the fair.
William Rosenfield's Awful Crime—Now Prac-
tically Certain That He Killed His Four
Children and Himself.
The Body of Joseph, the Nine-Year-Old Son,
Is Discovered Near Fort
These are the victims of William Rosen
field's frenzy:
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: Wm. Rosenfleld, aged 35. :
: Joseph Rosenfleld, aged 9. :
: Mary Kosenfleld, aged 7. :
: Wm. Rosenfield, Jr., aged 4.
: Sam Rosenfield, aged 2. :
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The worst fears are justified. The Lake
street bridge was the scene of an awful
crime a week ago last night.
William Rosenfield, the St. Paul hostler,
undoubtedly killed his children and proba
bly himself, too.
The body of the eldest of the children,
the 9-year-old boy, Joseph, was found in
the river below Ft. Snelling this morning.
The broken nose and fractured skull in
dicated that the poor little fellow had been
struck with some blunt instrument or had
been injured by a fall —such as that from
the Lake street bridge to the river, a
hundred feet below.
A vigilant search for the other bodies
is now in progress.
Mr*. Roaenfleld Overcome.
To a Journal man fell the sad duty
of carrying the dread news to Mrs. Rosen
fleld this morning. She was at the home
of her mother, Mrs. J. E. McCune, 827
Washington avenue S. Mr. and Mrs. Mc-
Cune were also there at the time. Al
though the household had been expect
ing the news for a week past, when it
came they seemed but ill able to bear it.
A pitiable scene ensued. Mrs. Rosen
field, in a side room, off from the small
parlor, threw herself on the bed and
moaned: "Oh, my poor Joe, my poor Joe,
I'll never see him again "
Mrs. McCune also seemed completely
unnerved and wrung her hands in hei
They all felt that the finding of the one
"body meant that all the children had suf
fered the same fate.
Mother May Die.
Mrs. Rosenfield, because of the severe
strain of the past week, is perilously near
nervous collapse. The finding of the body
of her son Joseph, it is feared, may re
suit fatally to her. Within an hour after
the news had been taken to her she fell
into a nervous condition bordering upon
dementia, and a doctor was summoned.
She was, of course, not able to go to St.
Paul to view the body of her little one.
Her condition is considered critical, and
there may be still another chapter In this
dark tragedy.
Mr. and Mrs. McCune left for St. Paul
late this afternoon. Mrs. Frank Bigford,
259 Ninth avenue S, a sister of Mrs.
Rosenfield, accompanied them. Mrs. Big
ford had held out to the last that there
would still be some word from the chil
dren and of Rosenfield. Her bitter an
guish this morning, when she heard the
news, was terrible to see.
Mr. McCune, when told of the finding
of the boy Joseph, took the street car to
see Mrs. Charles Oswald, 1129 Lyndale
avenue N, a sister of Mr. Rosenfleld.
Mrs. Oswald, like the others, was greatly
overcome by the sad£idings.
Joseph's Body Fonnd.
One of the most baffling mysteries that
the police of the two cities have •ever
handled was cleared up this morning when
the waters of the Mississippi threw
against the Sheer boom of the St. Paul
Log & Boom company's works the remains
of Joseph Rosenfleld.
The body of the boy was discovered by
Joseph Lachapelle, watchman. He was
making his morning inspection of the
He drew the body to shore, tied a rope
around it, cut some branches from a maple
tree, placed them over the body and then
ran for a telephone.
Within a few minutes the entire police
department of St. Paul was aware of the
discovery, and it was generally consid
ered that the crime of William Rosenfleld,
drunkard or maniac, was established.
A father whose son fell into the river
some days ago, telephoned to the Ramsey
county morgue that the body was prob
ably that of his son. He could be identi
fied, the father said, by a bandage on the
left arm. Coroner Miller ordered out
Morgue Keeper Richardson with the
morgue wagon. Within threequarters of an
hour the coroner had pulled the body of
the boy out of the water. A discovery was
made which adds even more horror to the
crime. When the body was turned over
so that its face could be seen, there was
a rush of blood from the nostrils. The
nose was flattened and broken. The left
side of the forehead was dented. The
right eye seemed swollen and blackened.
(This was the diseased eye.)
Body Identified.
Charles Adams, the driver of the morgue
wagon, is employed at Schroeder's livery
stable, where Rosenfleld, the murder, once
-worked. When he saw the body he im
mediately recognized the features of
Joseph Rosenfleld, the oldest child, 9 years
of age.
The body was placed in the morgue
wagon and the party, consisting of Cor
oner Miller, Keeper Richardson and a
number of reporters made its way back
to the city.
It is expected that at any time the
bodies of the other three children may
be taken from the river.
Body at the Morgue.
Morgue Keeper Richardson examined
the clothes of the boy. They consisted of
a dark coat, dark pants, black stockings,
a pair of shoes a little too large, and a
light shirt.
In the pockets he found four tops, a rub
ber ball and twenty or more milk tickets,
reading, "Good for one quart of milk,
1103 Washington avenue S."
He washed the slime and mud from the
face and found another mark of identifica
tion, a cataract or film over the left eye,
caused by measles. Coroner Miller and
Dr. Finnel held an autopsy this after
An Antopny Held.
Mr. McCune, the grandfather, arrived in
St. Paul about 2 p. m. and identified the
body as that of Joseph, his grandchild.
He returned to Minneapolis to engage an
undertaker to prepare the body for burial.
The funeral will be held in Minneapolis
Coroner Miller and Dr. Flnaell, after an
autopsy, concluded that the boy bad beea
rendered insensible before he struck the
water. There was a large bruise on the
left side, both eyes were blacked, both
legs were bruised and there were many
other bruises.
Rogenfleld May Have Escaped.
' It may not be that the body of William
! Rosenfield, the murderer, will be found
In the river. There is a possibility that
he is a fugitive from justice.
Drink: at the Bottom of Wm. Ro»en
fleld'u Crime.
William Roseufleld, who is now known
to have committed one of the most grue
some crimes In the history of the twin
cities, was 35 years old. His love for
drink is the cause of all his troubles, end
ing in an awful crime. It was under a
drunken impulse, probably, that he slew
his offspring, though the cold-blooded
way in which 1 brought about their
deaths is ample justification for doubt as
to his sanity. For two months Roeenfield
plotted to secure possession of his chil
dren. To his fellow-workers In Schroe
der's livery barn, St. Peter and Seventh
streets, St. Paul, he kept saying:
"I'll get even with them yet."
He brooded over his family troubles, but
not once did he reveal any impulse to put
himself or his children out of the world.
Hid Wife Left Him.
Three months ago Rosenfield and his
wife parted. They were then living at the
corner of Duke and West Seventh streets,
St. Paul. For some time it had been a
struggle on the part of Mrs. Rosenfield to
keep hei children supplied with food.
Rosenfleld was working at Schroeder's
livery stable, caring for florses. Every
Monday evening he received his pay and
forthwith spent most of it for liquor. Mrs.
Rosenfield finally concluded to change her
mode of life. She made arrangements
with her sister, Mrs. Charles Bigford, of
Minneapolis, to care for the children, un
til she could make other provisions for
The parting was not marked by any
poisterous demonstration on the part of
Rosenfield. His neighbors testify that
there was little noise or clamoT In the
Rosenfield family and that the man and
his wife seemed to get along well to
gether. Mrs. Rosenfield took the chil
dren, Joseph, William and Mary, to Min
neapolis. Samuel, the baby, by her con
sent, was taken to the home of Mrs. W.
J. Bowlin, 533 L'Orlent street. Mrs.
Bowlin was a friend of the family, and
had acted as godmother to the christen
ing of Samuel. Rosenfleld waß strongly
attached to his children. Every now and
then he secured a rig at the livery stable
and took Samuel for a drive. With him
he always brought a little brindle pup,
of which Samuel was very fond.
A Reconciliation.
Finally Rosenfleld must have concluded
to overcome his love of drink. It appears
that an understanding had been reached
that on Tue3day, April 23, Mrs. Rosen
fleld was to return with the children, and
that together the two would endeavor to
start their married life anew. What
passed between Mrs. Rosenfield and her
husband In detail she does not relate.
Whether he called upon her on the date
fixed for their reunion is not known.
The next day, however, Wednesday,
April 24, Rosenfleld demanded of his wife
that she come to live with hinf again.
Rosenfield's movements on Wednesday,
the day of the murder, cannot be traced.
He was around the livery stable some
of the time. He had a little money and
was drinking.
In the evening, about 7:30, he was at
ths livery again, and asked the keeper
for a rig, stating that he wanted to take
Samuel for a drive.
The only horse not in use was lame, and
the keeper told Rosenfield that he might
get a rig at the other stable, Fourth
street, between St. Peter and Wabasha
streets. Roenfield went to this barn and
repeated his request for a rig. At . the
same time he demanded that Fred Schro
der, ■ the proprietor, give him $3 due for
his services since Monday, his laft pay
day. .
The payment would have been out of
order and, furthermore, Rosenfleld was :
under the influence of liquor. The money
was refused and Rosenfield grew; angry.
He • rushed for a whiffletree hanging in
the stable. , .
The men in the barn caught and ejected
him from the stable.
Get* a. Ills.
Next he went to the livery stable of T.
J. Swartz, Wacouta ". and Eighth streets.
He was acquainted with the proprietor
and employes of the place, having • fre
quently worked there. His:; request for
the use of a rig was granted. Though he
seemed under the influence of liquor, it
appeared that he had full , control of
himself and was inclined to be more quiet
than usual.; ..-.. -' ■ ■■
It was 8:30 when he reached the . home
of Mrs. W. J. Bowlin. Samuel, the baby,
was asleep for the night, but Rosenfield
asked that it be awakened and \ dressed.
He said he wanted to take the child to
the home of his sister, Mrs. Charles Os
wald,* 1127. Lyndale avenue N, Minne
apolis. • ■ ■-.••
-The idea of taking the child out at that
hour of the night did not appeal to Mrs.
Bow'in, but Rosenfleld was persistent.
The man seemed perfectly,.sane; and Mr.
and Mrs. Bowlin both declare that he did
not appear to be under the • influence of
liquor. ;-■ While Mrs. Bowlin was - dressing
the child Rosenfield talked with Mr. Bow
lin. - They conversed chiefly about work
on the street and the possibility of Rosen-
Held securing : a position on ■ the street
force. ■
At the Bad«»ni'.
It was at. the home of Mrs. Charles
Badeau that Rosenfleld next appeared.
He knew that his wife was there nursing
Mrs. Badeau, her sister. Mrs. Badeau was
dylsg. Her condition was so grave that
she died early the next day. Rosenfleld
called his wife from the bedside of the
dying woman and demanded that she keep
her promise to come back to him.
Mrs. Rosenfield explained the serious
condition of Mrs. Badeau and said that
she could not leave. Roeenfleld left, dis
satisfied, but even to his wife, he did not
give the slightest intimation of the crlm«
he must have intended.
Rosenfleld drove to the home of Mrs.
Frank Bigford, the other sister of Mrs.
Roseufield, where tbe children were »top-

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