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VOL. XXV.—NO. 159.
True Inwardness of the Op
position to A. J. Smith as
School Superintendent
Strong: Resolutions of Indorsement
Adopted by Board Unanimously
Republican When Supt. Smith
. Xtt'siK'iivfl Two Years Also.
Whereas, Supt. A. J. Smith has inform
ed this board in writing oi his intention
to retire from the duties of his office at
at the expiration of his term, and be not
v candidate for re-election; theretore, be
It « "
Resolved, That it is with sincere regret
thai we receive this announcement. We
realize the great assistance he has given
the board curing the last two years of
its financial difficulties in proposing an!
carrying cut measures of economy.
Re.-plvcd. That-we bear testimony to his
untiring industry, faithfulness and ef
ficiency in his work, and the universally
pleasant official and personal relations in
out intercourse.
Resolved. That he be requested to re
main in his present position, exercising
the full duties of bis office, with leave of
absence at his discretion, until his sue*
cessor has been elected and assumes the
duties of superintendent.
Resolved, That these resolutions be
spread upon the record of the board,
and a copy be transmitted to STrpt. A. J.
These resolutions were adopted May 3,
1000, by the board of school inspectors of
the city of St. Paul. The vote was unani
mous. That board included in its mem
bership at that time Mr. Bernard Zim
aann, Mr. E. O. Zimmerman and
Dr. Christian Fry. The other members,
all Republicans, were J. W. Corning,
Prof. Wallace, H. C. McNair and E. E.
McDonald, were absent. There had been
a good deal of scheming among an in
terested clique for some time; first, to
prevent Smith's appointment as superin
tendent; and, then, to get him out. The
Pioneer Press, and those conducting it,
are understood to be able to name the
members of that clique. The scheming
came to Supt. Smith's ears, and the re
sult was his instant and peremptory res
I'lcimoi! <lie ( li<iue.
That resignation created consternation
among tin members of the board. Ie
d the clique. The superintendent
tefueed, as peremptorily as he gave it,
.'t or withdraw it. "The resolu
tion? quoted represented the only way
left to thre board out of a bad hoe. It
adopted them. One of its number,
when the resolutions were adopted, told
his fellow members that the only way
left to thai body in order to avoid com
plete self-stultiiication, was to reappoint
Supt. Smith. Agreement was expressed
in this view. But. of what use? Smith
wns Immovable. They could only make
matters worse by reappointing the man
showed his contempt for their allow
ing themselves to be made the dupes of an
interesting clique of enemies. They did
not even go so far as to formally accept
his resignation. They covered their re
treat by saying that he had decided on
taking a vacation.
Supt. Smith's resignation was the re
piilt Of polities, and very small politics'at
that. He had been schemed against from
the time that the possibility occurred to
the Gilbert crowd that he might be ap
pointed superintendent. The scheming
w;i* kept up after his appointment. It
was the scheming of the same clique, al
ways backed by the Pioneer Press, which
had kept former Supt. Gilbert in offics
long after his questionable exploits In
many directions were matters of public
notoriety. That clique is universally rec
ognized as having been the curse of the
educational life of St. Paul for from ten
to fifteen years pa3t.
Smith Not Discharged.
The statement that Smith was dis
charged, which has found its way into
print from one of the clique, is shown to
y the records of the board of
education. The other statement, from a
like soiree, that Supt. Smith had taught
the doctrine that honesty was never rec
ognized or rewarded, in his character as
principal of the high school, is equally
false, and is known to be false by its
at happened was this: The
charge was made against Principal Smith
that he haJ given expression to this
teaching. A committee of the board was
appointed to investigate. The committee
went into the mattor exhaustively and
found and reported to the whole body
ihtit the charge was false and that Prin
cipal Smith had taught that, while hon
- night appear to go unrewarded in
tid honesty and right principle were
always r< oognited. and dishonesty and
fUse principle were invariably . followed
by disastrous consequences
Barney Zimmormann's grandstand-play
In resigning is the last act in the cam
paign of calumny which has been inau-
Continued on Third Pajje.
in city
On Page 29 of
TODAY'S fit f)RF
A :—';' '' " ' '' —:— ——■'.
§jje $t faitl gfohe
Weather for St. Paul and Vicinity-
Fair; warmer Monday and fair.
Gen. Corbin, it is thought, made the
latest charge against Gen. Miles. No
proof to sustain it can be found.
Senator Nelson speaks in support of the
London dock charges bill.
Policy of the new French ministry is
outlined. .....
The Duke of Fife, son-in-law of King
Edward, invests heavily in Northern Se
curities. • '
Animal trainers are wounded, one fa
tally, by lion, bear and leopard at Cleve
Mysterious man in Chicago is terroriz
ing boys and girls by chasing them with
a lasso.
Nine lives are lost In a collision be
tween whaler Wilson and steamer
Hadley, off Duluth. Both boats go down.
A gale on the coast of Newfoundland
creates much destruction, and loss of life
at sea is feared.
Postmaster of New Orleans is removed,
there being ugly charges against him.
Customs irregularities discovered 'in
Cuba; said to have existed during Amer
ican occupation.
W. J. Bryan says he will be a candidate
for governor of Nebraska,
Riot occurs in a West Virginia Repub
lican convention and the chairman is
severely beaten.
Capt. Harries, of Caledonia, may be
Democratic candidate for lieutenant
governor. •-.■••■ ;-■■:,
Mankato man claims he put up collat
eral for a rural mail route.
Twentieth annual convention .of the
. State Federation of Lalbor begins at
Rochester, Minn., tomorrow.
Infant son of Hans Peterson, 234 Ross
street, falls into wash, tub and is drown
ed. .^..
Harry Wainous, who was assaulted in
basement of Rietzke'e drug store, is not
seriously injured. • r.'
Appeal of Mrs. Amanda Webber, In
suit to secure third of husband's estate,
heard by Judge Jaggard.
Two St. Paul firms divide state print
ing contracts amounting to $70,000.
Supt. A. J. Smith, of St. Paul public
schools, will be in St. Paul Monday.
Minnesota division of the League of
American Sportsmen will petition the
legislature to increase game - and fish
commission's appropriation to $50,000.
John Josephson, of Swede Hollow,
found lying In Phalen creek with throat
and wrists badly gashed.
Dairy and food department thinks
strict pure food laws of state are a
practical protection to Minnesota, indus
Irwin A. Gardner and members of his
family testify in the "grafting" case.
I Josiah Dougherty, makes an unsuccess
ful attempt to "loop the loop" at the
Eks' fair.
Friends: of Fred Salisbury want him
to enter mayoralty race.
Del C. Smith, of Spokane, re-elected
grand president of Eagles. ; New York
uext meeting place.
Operations in Wall street continue very
dull in tone.
Rain again circumvents the calculations"
| of grain bears.
Annual meeting of the Chicago, St.
Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha road is held
at Hudson, Wis.
Pullman conductors are agitating for
higher wages.
St. Paul-Milwaukee game is postponed.
| Double-header today. -
Dual track meet between California and
I Chicago universities is won by Chicago. -
j Work of the St. Paul team since open
j ing of the season is reviewed. .
1 Highlander wins Class A race at White
Eear. Avis is capsized.
Grand—"The Little Minister," 8:15.
Star—Kings and Queens Burlesquers,
2:o0 and 8:15.
German American Central .Bund meets,
3 p. nu
Fort. Arrived. Sailed.
I New York.. ..St. Louis ....Minnehaha.
I New York....La Lorraine. Pretoria.
] New York....Etruria Rhyndam.
; Antwerp Kensington ..Vanderland.
! Liverpool ....Tauric Campania.
! Yokohama ...Tartar Indrapure.
Queenstown .LTmbria .. Cymric
Hamburg ....F. Bismarck.
New York Furnessia. .
Hongkong ...Athgyte. .
I Yokohama „...Victoria.
! New York Lucania.
London Minneapolis.
j Cherbourg ...Ph.ladelDhij.
; Cherbourg M .A. Victoria.
i Liverpool ....Merion.
Havr e La Toaraine.
Auckland ". Sonoma. .-
Fortions of lowa and Nebraska
Flooded and Chicago lisidl.v
TECUMSJEH, Neb., June 7.—The Nee
mah river has overflowed its banks and
is several miles wide in a number of
places. Thousands of acres of wheat and
corn in the lowlands are submerged and
v.-ill bo a total lass. All the houses in
the lower part of town have been aban
doned and are filled with water to the
second story. The Burlington tracks are
submerged for some distance above the
city and fears are entertained that they
will be wiped out.
RED OAK, lowa, June 7.—Three and
three-quarters of an inch of rain fell here
this morning. Property valued at thou
sands of dollars was destroyed by a flood.
One lumber yard was almost entirely
washed away, while hundreds of barrels
of lime contained in a shed was
slacked and destroyed. Two bridges
were carried away and two others were
rendered Impassable.
CHICAGO June 7.—Hundreds of acres
of flooded land in the southwestern part
of the city, streams swollen to the tops
of the banks, two city bridges and several
railroad bridges disabled and heavy prop
erty loss from flooded basements, are
among the results of the extremely heavy
rainfall of the last two days in Chicago.
HOLDREDGE, Neb., June 7.—A terrific
windstorm occurred here today. Small
buildings were partly wrecked and trees
damaged. In the country districts the
stcrm was seemingly even more violent.
Near the town of Sacramento the farm
house.-; of L.. Penninerton and NehiLuvison
were totally demolished, and three or four
other farm houses were badly wrecked.
Mrs. Pennington and her daughter were
seriously injured. After the house was
wrecked they were carried several feet
in the air by the wind.
A German Naval Authority
Gives Crank of Fancy's
Machine a Twist
Shall of Persia Shocks the Eminent
ly Proper German Military
Officers by Going in
BERLIN, June 7.—ln the Deutsch*
Monatschrift for June an anonymous
writer, apparently a naval officer of high
rank, discusses the possible success of
the United States in a war with a first,
class European power. He says:
"The United States' taste for expan
sion and enormously widening relations
in every part of the world multiplies the
chances of controversies with any one at
the great powsrs. Though it is quite
impossible to predict the cause of a
quarrel, what can be measured is the
United States' offensive power. Land
operations in Europe are impossible, be
cause of the difficulties of the organi
zation of a great torce. Its transporta
tion and lodgment in Europe, and its
maintenance here are too vast for con
sideration. A blockade, with its pres
ent floet, is likewise impracticable.
"The time may come when the United
States will have the greatest fleet in
the world, except that of England. N«
lack of resources exists, but the problem
of making men a fleet L- a difficult one.
The indications are that the United
States will bo unable to obtain the 35,00)
seamen required tor her ships in 1904
"The United States, being unable to at
tack the continent, must therefore turn
to the colonies cf her adversary. T,,
attack them an expeditionary force roast
be organized. In the meantime, the
European power could easily reinforce
its garrisons, though in widespread pos
sessions. The Americans could lind vul
nerable points, but the difficulties of sup
plying the expedition would be almost in
Hence, the writer concludes, that for
some years to co.ne the United States*
offensive power offers little danger to
European states.
Opportunities In China.
Dr. Paul Serre, in a pamphlet on Ger
many's political alliances, expresses the
hope that the United States will take the
hand which Germany stretches out. He
says the open-door aims in China of th«
United States and Germany are identical,
Their national interests there cannot con
flict. It is in the East that both nations
expect trade advantages.
A political alliance, if it were possible,
would not interfere with their business
rivalry there or elsewhere in the world.
The United States, having no continental
controversies, would not check any of
the purposes of Germany in Europe,
could leave Germany a free hand in Af
rica, and might even support Germany
there, in consideration for Germany's
abandonment of her South American in
terests. Neither has a fleet sufficient for
the complete support of its aims, but to
gether they would be equal to any con
- Shah Shockingly Informal.
The shah of Persia took more delight
in hearing an American musical machine,
of which there is one at the Persian lega
tion, than to listening to all the crack
military bands. His majesty sat, in his
shirt sleeves, for hours, enjoying the
strains cf "The Star-Spangled Banner"
and other airs. From time to time he
handed the operator Persian cigarettes.
The shah found the climate of Germany
disagreeably hot. - He spent most of hi 3
time indoors, in his shirt sleeves, and
when he entered a special train at Leip
eic, on his way to Carlsbad, he took off
his ccat, rolled up his sleeves and sat at
an open window, fanning himself and in
expressibly shocking a large military con
tingent which was bidding him farewell
and whose idfas of propriety never admit
that a gentleman may be seen in his
shirt sleeves.
The shah is equipped with a letter of
credit for 3,000,000 marks, which sum,
since he and his entire retinue are the
emperor's guests, has scarce been touch
ed. Among other gifts the shah gave
10.(100 marks to the fund raised for the re
lief of the Martiniaue guffereis.
Kins of Saxony Probably D\inu~.
DRESDEN. Saxony, June 7.—King Al
bert, whose serious illness was recently
announced, has developed an excessive
tendency to sleep, although difficulty of
breathing continually Interrupts his re
pose. Thore was no* improvement in his
condition this evening.
BERLIN, June 7.—The king of Saxony's
condition is evidently much worse than
the official bulletins indicate and is re
ported by private dispatches as well nigh
They Are Said to Have Occurred
While the Americans Were
in Control.
HAVAiNA, June 7.—Pending an investi
gation of the books of the custom house
here, Cashier Acosta has been suspended
from duty.
Officials oif the customs department de
cline to state whether or not fraud has
been committed, but the press intimates
that irregularities have been discovered
and lays stress upon the statement that
these alleged irregularities occurred dur
ing the American control of the island
No arrests have been made.
The bill granting amnesty to all Amer
icans now in jail or awaiting trial In
Cuba w.\s today passed unanimously by
the senate. President Palma says ne
will sign the bill as soon as it is pre
sented to him. In an interview had
with him today Estes G. Rathbone said:
"While I api>reciate the kindly motives
which prompted the representatives of
the Cuban people to pass an act of gen
eral amnesty to all Americans, which act
relievos me of the charges in the postal
cases, I am greatly disappointed, for I
wanted a new trial before an uninflu
enced court."
Col. Rathbone says he will try to get
a trial in the United States, failing In
which he will ask for a congressional in
Denver Young: People Thrown From
a Wagon and One Killed.
MORRISON, Col., June 7.—By the over
turning of a wagon on which thirteen
students of Uie Denver high school were
riding tonight, one, Ediin Withers, was
killed, three seriously injured and all
ttia others bruised.
Nellie Grant Sartoris and Her Chil
dren Have a -Marvelous Es
cape From Death.
Special to the Globe.
COBOURG, Ont., June 7.—ln a heavy
thunderstorm that passed over Lake On
tario this afternoon, a large shade tree
on the lawn surrounding "The Hill,"
Mrs. U. S. Grant's summer cottage here,
v.as struck by lightning and completely
demolished. The tret stood just in front
of the cottage and only a few feet from
the apartment occupied by Mvs. Nellie
Grant Sartoris. Algernon Sartoris, the
Misses Sartoris and several guests and
domestics were also in the house at the
All of the party were severely stunned
by the flash, but none of them was seri
ously injured. The storm was one of the
worst ever experienced in this locality.
The tree was literally torn into kindling
wood and the cottage shaken to the
It was a most marvelous escape for tire
entire party. Mrs. U. S. Grant is expected
to arrive at the cottage next week.
Three Animal Trainers, One a Wom
an, Badly Lucerated by the
Surly Beasts.
CLEVELAND, Ohio, June' 7.—Three
animal trainers attached to an anlmei
show had thrilling experiences here to
day with their savage pets, and as a re
sult one man, the lion ttrainer, Joseph
McPhee, is fatally injured, with great
holes in his abdomen, made by the teeth
of a lion. The others injured are Her
man Wedder, whose right leg was badly
crushed by a bear, and Madame Morelli,
wh-os-j right arm and side were lacerated
by a lecpar.i.
The animals had. been shipped from
Boston to this city yesterday, and were
surly and ugly. They were being trans
ferred from the railroad cars to their
cages when the casualties happened.
Wedder was the first to be injured,
w"hen he entered the cage of a big bear,
which received him with a blow from
his immense paw, knocking him to the
floor, where the bear pounced upon him,
and fastened his teeth into his ri;ht leg,
tearing off so large a chunk as to make
the amputation of the injured limb nec
Madame Moreili, who entered her cage
of i leopards, was received in a similar
manner to Wedder, only that one of her
pets leaped upon her shoulder and lac
erated her right arm severely. Mme.
Morelli was lying on the floor when the
attendants came to her assistance, and
with pikes drove the spotted beast off.
The lion tamer McPhee, was watching
the transfer of the' lions from the car
to the*» cage, and because they refused
to mrove promptly he entered the cage
He had hardly entered before the beast
leaped upon him, pinning him to the
floor. The lion placed his great paws
upon the fallen man's breast and tore
his right leg in a fearful manner.
The efforts of the attendants to drive
the lion off with pikes had no effect, and
eeenaed only to infuriate him the more,
for he pushed his big jaws and sharp
teeth__into McPhee's abdomen, and when
he released his hold the trainer's abdo
men was torn so that his entrails were
In sight. The lion was finally driven off.
Floral Tributes Placed Simultan
eously Above the Bodies of
Ltincoin and McKinley.
SPRINGFIFLD, 111., June 7.—One
thousand people came to thlj city today
for the second annual pilgrimage of the
Lincoln-McKinley association. Floral
tributc-s were simultaneously laid upon
the tomb of Lincoln here and that of
McKinley at Canton, Ohio, while in both
instances evergreens from the tom/b of
Washingtjn at Mount Vernon were in
termingled with the. flowers.
The excursionists who came here to
day were composed chiefly of delegations
from Missouri, Kentucky, Indiana and
Illinois. The principal delegation of 500
came from St. Louis, where the organi
zation was formed.
A telegram was forwarded to Mrs. Mc-
Kinley by L. M. Conkling, president.
CANTON, Ohio, June 7.—Two beautiful
floral emblems were sert here today by
the Lincoln-McKinley clubs of Chicago,
to be placed on the casket of the late
President McKinley at the same hour a
similar tribute was being paid at the
tomb of Lincoln, at Springfield. Mrs.
McKinley received the flowers, and ex
ecuted the wishes of tne senders. She
timed her daily visit to the tomb to cor
respond with the hour arranged at
Springfield, and entering the vault ten
derly laid the emblems on the casket.
SteaijMtr Indravelll Arrives at Parr-
lantLAVith Grain and Silk.
PORTLAND, Or.. Ju.ie 7.—The Port
land and Asiatic steamship Indravelli ar
rived i today from Hongkong and Yoko
hama with the largest cargo ever brought
to a North Pacfic port. . ~ r . .
She brought 3,500,000,: bagS %£ grain for
Northwest points and a j large quantity
of silk and rice, their total value being
$500,000. ' ■
l-'rr- vI ■ ~ — ~-^~. — '*»■
John McXamara Must, Live Fifteen
.;: Months in Jail.
Special -to The Globe.
FARGO. N. D., June 7.—ln the United
Slates court Judge Amidon sentenced
John E. McNamara to the Grand Forks
jail for nine months and to pay a fine
of $1,800 for embezzling funds while post
master at Portal. The jury gave Ferres
Raphel $1,075 in his suit for $15,000 dam
ages against Fred Bonon. of Richland
county. He lost an arm in machinery
owned by Bonon. *. n*^ - :'■■'::" "-"*'"
Event Is Celebrated by a Parade ut
Shriners and Band.
Special to The Globe.
FARGO, N. D., June'?.—The ninth an
niversary of Fargo's big fire was cele
brated by a short parade of 300 Shriners,
band and Arab patrol tonight, and a fire
department run this afternoon.
Tho Shriners who participated are in
itiating a large class of candidates to
New Orleans Functionary
Charged With Highly
Improper Conduct
Loaned Them Money at Lwnrious
Rates of Interest, Besides De
moralizing; the Entire
Special to the Globe.
NEW ORLEANS, La., June 7—David
G. Baldwin, postmaster of New Orleans,
has tendered his resignation as a result
of a serious disagreement with the post
office department at Washington.
The letter carriers filed charges against
the postmaster, charging that he had
demoralized the working torce of the of
nce and had shown favoritism in making
promotions and in assigning carriers t'j
It was also alleged that Mr. Baldwin
lias been loaning money to letter carri
ers through his brother at enormously
usurious rates of interest.
Postmaster General Payne severely cen
sured Mr. Baldwin for his conduct of the
office and gave him to understand that
his resignation would be acceptable.
Whalt'hack Wilson In Sank by the
Steamer Hadley South of the
Dnlnth Canal.
DULUTH, June 7.—The whaleback
steamer Thomas Wilson. Capt. Cameron
master, was cut almost in two by me
steamer George G. Hadley, Capt. Fitz
gerald master, a half mile south of the
Duluth canal, today, and nine men w6nt
down. They were mostly men of ITls
night crew, who had not time to g^f oat
of their bunks before the vessel went to
the bottom. The names of the men lost
FRANK, second cook, Superior.
JAMES M'DOUGALL, oiier, We^t "sfu
JAMES M. FRAZER, oiler, Manitouian
JOSEPH MGRAW, wheelsman, Sault
Bte. Marie, Mich.
JOHN CAMPBELL, lookout, Greenleaf,
JOHN CAREY, deck hand. St. Cather
ines, Ont.
THOMAS JONES, deck hand.
WILLIAM ROEBUCK, iiieman, Port
The Wilson was coming toward the ca
nal and the Hadley going out, both load
ed. Just before reaching the canal and
when about opposite the Wilson, the Had
ley was given orders by a tug to go to
Superior. Immediately she sheered off
for the Superior entry and crashed direct
ly into the Wilson.
The Wilson went down so quickly that
it did not seem possible to save a life.
One moment the two boats were plowing
through the water two hundred yards
apart, the next the crew of the Wilson
could be seen throwing off their clothing
and jumping into the water. One man
on the Wilson seemed to have more pres
ence of mind than all the rest. He threw
life preservers to those that jumped in
the co.d water without thinking, and he
certainly saved some lives. The crew of
the Hadley also threw preservers to the
men struggling in the water.
"Immediately after the collision the Wil
son pitched forward and went down. As
she plunged, the crew that was still un
diessing, rushed to the etern jumping
overboard as fast as they could free
themselves from their clothing. The
Wilson did not live a minute after the
The plunge of the Wilson released the
Hadley, and the latter boat swung back
with a tremendous jerk. Two taen that
jumped last were apparently close to the
hull when it went down. They were
struggling there just before the plunge
and could not be seen afterward. They
were probably sucked down with the
The Hadley's steering apparatus seem
ed to be paralyzed after the collision.
She swung around a circle sev.eral time
and seemed utterly helpless. However,
her crew did good work in throwing pre
servers to the unfortunate seamen in the
water. In a few minutes it was apparent
that the Hadley was going down and the
crew on it could be seen stripping them
selves and lowering boats. Some of them
got into the boats, but when the Hadley
sunk to within a foot of her deck she
seemed to cease sinking for a few mo
ments and the men clambered back on
the boat.
The race of the life saving crew and the
tugs for the wreck was thrilling. The
Hadley would not have made the shore
had It not been for the tugs, and that
probably means that so many more lives
were saved. The life saving crew did
quick and reliable service picking up the
mfn in the water.
The Hadley had a hard run for shore
and did not win the race by any too
great a margin, for a moment after her
bow went on the bottom just south of the
ship canal pier, her stern began to ssttle
end finally went down with a spouting of
water similar to that which marked the
sinking of the Wilson, though not to the
extent that the water was thrown up on
the whaleback. As the stern settled
down to the bottom the bow lifted a little
and the water engulfed the vessel from
amidships to stern.
The Wilson went down in eighty feet
of water, and only a few feet of her spars
are to be seen. The Wilson was loaded
with ore and belongs to th# Pittsburg
Steamship line, the trust's fleet. The
Hadley carried coal.
Declares He Is Not and Will Not Me
a. Nebraska Gubernatorial
LINCOLN, Neb., June 7.—ln a state
ment given out this evening Col. "William
J. Bryan says he Is not a candidate and
under no circumstances will he be a
candidate" for governor of Nebraska this
The statement is in answer to an in
terview with former Senator William V.
Allen, to which the latter declared Col.
Bryan should be the fusion nominee.
Son-in-Lnw of King Edward Days
to the Extent o£ Three-tluar
ters of a Million.
Special to-The Glebe.
NEW YORK, June 7.—The I>uke of
Fife, son-in-law of King Edward, is pur
chaser of $7. r)0,000 worth of Northern Se
curities company stock.
This face became known today. ■Eng
lishmen prominently identified with a
large foreign banking house here said in
regard to this show of confidence abroad
in high quarters:
"Englishmen have so much confidence
in Messrs. Morgan Hill and the
great railroads of the Northwest, that
they believe Northern Securities will be
selling very much higher when the
courts have passed upen the legality of
the merger.
Reptile Hypnotizes Victim, "Who Fi
nally Managua to Slay It With
' a Pocket Knife
Special to The Globe.
FORT WAYNE, Ind., June 7.—George
Kierspe, bookkeeper at a leading dry_
gcods store, had a thrilling experience
yesterday with a snake in a swamp a
few miles east of this place, near the
Ohio state line. While crossing a woody,
swampy Held, he saw a bird fluttering,
and evidently in great excitement.
He started to investigate, and sud
denly found himself looking into the eye
of an enormous black snake resting on a
bough. The shock was so intense that
he was paralyzed with horror, and stood
transfixed and unable to move.
The snake protruded its forked tongue
and waved its head in deadly fashion,
and then suddenly threw itself around its
victim. That broke th© spell of its evil
eye, and enabled Kierspe to draw his
knife and stab the snake in the neck.
Then he fainted. He was found by a
farmer with the snake coiled loosely
around his body.
'Mysterious Man With Coll of Rope
Attempts. to Kidnap Boy and
Frightens Working Girls.
Special to The Globe.
Cillij.'AdO, June 7.—"Jack, the Lasso
Thrower," has appeared oa the South
side, to terrorize boys and girls. Today
he be..-:in'e a kidnaper as well. II
soed thirteen-year-old George Herzog in
i the back yard of his father's house,
Wuisk d him into a bugy waiting in the
i alley, and drove him at a gallop for four
I blocks before the boy managed to free
hiirself by jumping out of the back of
the buesry.
While George was running home the
mysterious individual lashed his horsa
and departed to the south in Prairie av
enue, so fast that a patrol wagon full
: of policemen, that arrived ten minutes
j later, couM get no trace of him.
For several successive evenings the
man has frightened the girls^ who work
at a dressmaking establishment at For
• ty-fourth street and Prairie avenue.
I With His call of rope on his arm he has
! posted himself opposite th« place and
! followed the girls as they left. Several
times his antics led the girls to seek
refuge in neighboring houses.
Clie-ired Tobacco Day and Nlglit anil
Saw {Much Adventure in
His Long Life.
Special" to The Globe.
SAGINAW, Mich., June 7.—Daniel
Smith, aged 111 years and 4 months,
died today eit his home at Orville, Sag
inaw county. He never touched liquor
and did not smoke, but chewed tobacco
I day and night At 3.30 o'clock this morn
! ing he sot up to got a chew, an fell
back on the bed dead. **•••
Mr. Smith was undoubtedly the oldest
man in Michigan. He came to Saginaw
Wednesday to draw his pension, which
he received from Uncle Sam as a rec
ognition of his services in the Mexican
and Indian wars. In his early life ha
\ was a sailor. He knew personally of
| Nelson and Oollingwood, and of the bat
| tle of the Shannon and the Chesapeake
he spoke with intimate knowledge, his
• father brother having been killed
aboard the former in the struggle.
He lived for several months in a rudely
constructs shanty on Hog island, now
Belle Isle, " and Pontiac and Tecumseh
often visited the camp.
Daniel McDonald President — West.
em Miners "Knock" the Civic
DENVER, Col., July 7.-The American
Labor union today completed the elec
tion of officers, as follows:
President, Daniel McDonald; vice pres
ident, D. P. O'Shea, Cripple- Creek;" sec
retary treasurer, Clarence Smith, Butte;
executive board, F. W. Ott. Wyoming;
F. W. Lott, Idaho; H. M. Banker
orado; W. H. Hughes, Washington; F.
J. Peleter, Montana.
Headquarters will remain at Butte. The
convention adjourned sine die.
The Western Federation of Miners today
adopted resolutions instructing the In
coming executive board to confer with
members of the congress with a view t>j
securing the passage of a bill for irri
gation of the arid regions and extending
sympathy and moral support to the strik
ing weavers in Massachusetts and _con
gratulating them on their refusal to ac
cept the "good offices" of the National
Civic Federation.
Prisoner of Fort Sheridan Miot
"While Tryinn to E«cape.
- CHICAGO, June 7.—"Dad Cain, a pris
oner at. Fort Sheridan, attempted to es
cape this evening, and was shot and mor
tally wounded by Lawrence Dunn, the
sentry placed -over him. Cain died three
hours afterwards. ,
He was sentenced to three years and
nine months' imprisonment in the reserve.
Be was considered the bad man of the
poet ; ■
Charge Against Gen. Miles
is Traced to the Adju
tant General

Secretary Hoot Says "'We Have Kl.
nally Got Miles "Where We Want
Him," and That "the President
Will Now Get Kid of Him.'
From the Glolm-'» Washington llu
reau. Pout ttuil<(lii K .
WASHINGTON, D. <\. June 7.—Friend!
of Gen. Miles who have been keeping a
close tab on the Investigation which hat'
been in progress in the war department
regarding the way in which the Arnold
papers got out of the departm
that not one iota of evldi
given which connect* the gem ral witli
the publication of the papers.
They assert that Becretary Root bai
failed signally to couple the command-
Ing general with the secret channel ol
Information and that it is new up to Mr.
Root and President Roosevelt, aa well as
the senators concerned In the case, to
make proper amends to On. Miles. The
general expected to stop in Washington a
few hours before going to West Point,
and his friends say they will attempt to
dissuade him from asking for an Im
gation if he is entertaining rach an idea
when he gets here.
suitun-iitlv Vindicated.
They assert that, notwithstanding the
hints thrown out by the war department
officials, the fact that they have secured
no proof of the general's complicity in
the- Arnold affair la sufficient vindication
lor Miles.
Miles' friends now accu orbln
of beinK responsible for the charge tnat
Miles gave out the secret documents.
They say that when IP became known at
the war department thnt
given out Gen. Corbln was the first
to disavow any knowledge of the
licity. He made the disavowal to t!
Jutant general'! office, fl
war's office and th<
office, but he m^tde no such disc,
for the headquarters of the army, the
only other department that in any man
ner could have knowledge of the reix>rt.
Flying Color* Would Be Hl*.
Some, of the general's advocates Insist
that he is not amenable to the depart
ment's rules concerning the giving out
of information, but as commanding gen
eral he Is vested with certain discretion
in such matters and that he cannot come
out of a formal trial otherwise than with
flying colors.
Secretary Root still refuses to talk for
publication on the Miles matt' r. If.
to a close friend, however, the day he re
turned from New York:
"We have finally got Mllrs wn«fe we:
want him. The president will now get
rid of him, ami th<» only question is how
soon it can bo done. The president recog
nises that Miles is popular throughout
the country and be does not want Miles
going around stirring up puddles with his
talk, but even pucn a condition la pre
ferable to having him much longer in the
The tJeneral'w Schedule.
WASHINGTON, June 7.—Tt m
at the residence of Gen Miles tonight
that h« la not <-„ming to Washington un
til after the ceremonies at West Point on
the lHh inst. It wa.s further stated that
th<- genera] is traveling on thr- schedule
mapped out by him before leaving Wash
ington, imd that in pursuan ar
rangements lie- is Bpending th • night In
Syracuse and will ariivir in New York
tomorrow forenoon.
Low* of Life la Feared and the Title
Higher Thau for Seven
teen Years.
ST. JOHNS, N. P., June 7.—A north-
I east gale has prevailed along the coast
: line of Newfoundland since yesterday.
In scores of harbors the storm ha de
stroyed fishing property and many yes
■ sels have been damaged. Others have
. been driven to sea, and fears are enter
tained for their safety.
The tide here yesterday was the high
est known in seventeen years. It Is
feared that many disasters have occurr
ed on the Grand Bunks. The gale is
still raging.
Blanche Warren's Mcluncholy l'att>
in a Sen i'run('isci> linanl
intf Minis,-.
SAX FRANCISCO, Cal., June 7.—
Blanche Warren, a w«il known soubrctte,
and her mother, Mrs. <\. W. Brown
asphyxiated by gas in bed last niarV at
a Golden Gate avenue Uinrding 1..
The gas fixtures were i:i bad ordei
keys turning at the - uch.
Blanche Warren, as she was knew
the Stage. .. Ife of If. L. I
n;an, of Loa Ant'
Convention in West Virginia That
Doea Xot Pas* Off With Ex
■ ceeding Smoothness.
WELCH. W. Va., June The Repub
lican, convention for the nomination of
a state senator here, today almost ended
in a riot. Guns and clutis were used.
The chairman was carried from the hall,
bruised and bleeding. , .
The fight vs.. n the followers
of Senator N. B. Scott and J. L. (al.l
well, a candidate to succeed Scott in ttie
United BtatM senate.

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