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In St. Paul and vicinity today: Fair and warmer. h — VOL. XXVI.—NO. 271. 50,000 BUTCHERS MAY DROP CLEAVERS if Demands of Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen of America Are Mot Granted by the Owners of the Packing Plants Every Concern in the Country Will Be Tied Up by a General Strike. CHICAGO, Sept. 27.—Every packing plant in the United States is threat ened with a tie-up by a general strike of butchers and affiliated workmen throughout the country for the first time in history unless the owners yield to demands of the Amalgamated Meat • 'utters and Butcher Workmen of America. While the packers arc willing to pay the wages asked, a hitch in negotia tions has arisen over the demand of the packers that the butchers increase their amount of work. Every lodge of butchers in the country has been ask ed to vote on the demand of the pack ers, and meetings will be held for the purpose throughout the country tomor row. If the vote shall be unfavorable, it is likely a general strike will be or dered, affecting more than 50,000 men. This situation developed today after the executive committee of the Amalga mated Meat Cutters and Butcher "Workmen had conferred Saturday with REDMOND CLAIMS IRISH PARTY IS IN CONTROL Power Would Be Used Without Compunc tion to Forward Ireland's Interests. LONDON. Sept. 27.—Addressing a dem onstration at Newcastle. County Down, today, John Redmond, the Irish leader, said that the Irish land bill having been secured, the next session must be de voted to the laborers question. The po litii-al situation today was a strange one, he continued, and if Premier Balfour de sired to retain office the Irish party would bold the power of life or death In its hands and would use that power without com jiunction to forward the Interests of the Irish cause. MUST OPEN HIGHWAY TO AFRICA FOR THE NEGRO Bishop Henry M. Turner Declares That the Separation of the Races Is the Only Solution of Problem. ATLANTA, Ga., Sept. 27.—1n an ad dress before a mass meeting of negroes in this city today, Bishop Henry M. Turner, of the African Methodist Epis copal church, declared that the separa tion of the races was the only solution of the race problem. In his remarks Bishop Turner urged that opportunities should be offered to negroes to settle in "Africa by a reduc tion of rates on steamship lines, stat ing "this nation or its aggregated peo- VACATION IS OVER President Roosevelt and Fam ily Return to Washington. OYSTER BAT, L. 1., Sept. 27.— President Roosevelt spent the last day of his summer vacation quietly at Sag amore Hill. He and Mrs. Roosevelt, a< tompanied by two of their children, attended the morning services at Christ Episcopal church. The president and Mrs. Roosevelt and their children now at home, Ethel, Archie and Quontin, Secretary and Mrs. Loeb and members of the executive staff, will leave to morrow morning at 8:30 o'clock for Washington, expecting to arrive there at 4:10 p. m. A meeting of the cabinet will be held on Tuesday at 11 o'clock, but nothing of special importance is likely to be developed at the meeting; indeed, some members of th-# cabinet will not be in attendance. On Tuesday afternoon the president will have as a guest at luncheon John Mitchell, presi dent of the United Mine Workers of America. Several months ago the president In vited Mr. Mitchell to take luncheon or dine with him when he next came to Washington. The mine workers' presi dent is in Washington now, and will be there until Tuesday evening. It is announced that arrangement for the luncheon was made prior to the latest developments in the case of W. P. Mil ler, the foreman bookbinder in the gov ernment printing office, and that special significance is to be attached to the fact that the president and Mr. Mitch ell meet at this time. It is quite prob able that the Miller case, among other matters, will be discussed, but v the meeting at luncheon will not take the form of a conference on that subject. In view of the statements, recently published, that the president, on his return to Washington, would hold a conference on the Miller case with prominent officers representing organ ized labor, it is announced that the president has no intention of confer ring with anybody regarding that case. His position, it is pointed out, was defined clearly in his published letter to Secretary Cortelyou. The principle enunciated in those letters was framed in accordance with the statutes of the Vnited States, and on it the president expects to stand. If a hearing on the merits of the Miller case is desired by those who are endeavoring to have the man dismissed from the government service, the president may grant It precisely as might a hearing to any other body of citizens on a question of public Interest or importance, but It is not the president's disposition to enter upon a discussion of the prin ciple already laid down. Blood Drawn In French Duel. PARIS, Sept. 27—A duel with swords has been fought In the grounds of a coun try club near Biarritz, between Count Arcos. of Clavljo and the Marquis of Argudia. The latter was thrice wounded In the wrist, and in the forearm. the Only Democratic Newspaper of General Circulation In the Northwest. THE BT. PAUL GLOBE. representatives of the packing indus tries on the demands made by the union some weeks ago. Saturday the formal demand for a 10 per cent increase was reiterated. It was accompanied by the butchers' statement that they had shown conclusively the national union was capable of controlling its members, and is in a position to assure the pack ers that there would be no strikes dur ing the life of the proposed agreement. The packers' representatives an swered that butchers would be paid $5 a day under certain conditions, and the settlement of the controversy depends on the reception these conditions meet at the hands of the union rank and file. After the conference Saturday Mich ael Donnelly, president of the butchers, and members of the executive commit tee, sent telegrams to every local lodge of butchers in the United States, de tailing the condition of affairs and or dering a vote on the packers' demands for extra work. FAMOUS PROMOTER OF RAILROADS FOUND DEAD Alexander Clark, of Evanston, Dies In Waiting Room of Wisconsin Central. CHICAGO. Sept. 27.—Alexander Clark, of Evanston, promoter of the Chicago Elevated Loop and the North Shore elec tric line, was found dead early today in the waiting room of the Wisconsin Cen tral depot at Antioch, 111. Death was due to organic heart trouble. Mr. Clark's most recent enterprise contemplated an electric line between Waukogan and Ken osha. which would supply the missing link in the connection between Chicago and Milwaukee. pie will have to open a highway to. Af rica for the discontented black man or the negro question will flinder this,gov ernment." Bishop Turner contended that by separation he did not mean that every one should go or must go, but that there should be an opportunity granted for the departure of "such black men and women as are self-reliant and have those manhood aspirations as God planted in them and degrading laws will intensify." THOUSANDS DYING Plague and the Cholera Rag- Ing in North China. TIEN TSIN, North China, Sept. 27.— Both the plague and the cholera are raging at Pei-Tang, a seaport fifty miles east of Tien Tsin, where 2,000 deaths have occurred during the past two months. The towns of Neuher, Taku and Tien Tsin are not yet af fected. BLAKE, OF BOER FAME, ACCUSES CLAN NA GAEL Claims That Organization Failed to Fop- Ward $10,000 to the "Irish Brigade." OMAHA, Neb., Sept. 27.—C01. J. F. T. Blake, who commanded the "Irish Brig f^ e< L whlch fought with the Boers during the South African war. tonight addressed the Emmet memorial meeting in this city, during which he made serious charges against the national officers ot the Clan Na Gael. He did not, however produce the documentary evidence which he has said was in his possession but again asserted that he was able to do so. He said that the organization raised $10 - 000 for the Irish brigade and informed it it had been forwarded to that organiza tion. On his return, he says, he learned that the money was never sent to South Africa and that officers of the Clan Na Gael informed him it had been retained by that order for the benefit of the returning Irish. He says the amount has never been distributed. THE NEWS INDEXED. PAGE I. Butchers Threaten Strike. Plot to Blackmail Northern Pacific Printers' Union Oath Defended. Nine Killed in Aailroad Wreck. Child Goes Mad From Bite of a Cat. PAGE 11. Three Ministers Ordained. Veterans to Petition President. Dies of Heart Disease. Minneapolis Matters. Strikers Call for Boycott of "Unfair" Flour. PAGE 111. Prosperity of Stevens County. PAGE IV. Editorial Comment. PAGE V. Baseball. / PAGE VI. News of the. Northwest. Globe Popular Wants. PAGE VII. Markets. PAGE VIII. Book Reviews. MONDAY MORNING SEPTEMBER 28, 1903. * wM^^:^^: iW^miii///. The Blue Bloods—The Idea of "Placing Us on a Plane With That! FALLS IN DAUGHTER'S ARMS IN PULPIT Rev. T. F. Allen, of Mlnneapo lls, Stricken In His Church Dies Soon After. With his arm around his daughter's neck, the words of his last life's mes sage scarcely out of his mouth, Rev. Truman F. Allen, pastor of the Thir teenth Avenue M. E. church in Minne apolis, was stricken with apoplexy in his pulpit yesterday morning, and died four hours later, never regaining con sciousness. Rev. Mr. Allen was preaching what he thought might be perhaps his laet sermon to the congregation he had served for eight years, as he was to at tend the Methodist conference this week. He had referred to this possi bility, when suddenly several members of the congregation noticed that he eeemetl to t>e In pnin. The discourse was hurriedly finished, and stretching forth his hands above the heads of his people, he cried "Sing." Then, with a start, he grasped the lec tern and stood motionless until his daughter, who was in the congregation, ran to his side. Bids His Daughter Farewell. The minister bade her gather some papers which he was to present to the conference, and then bidding her fare well, sank back unconscious. He was carried to his home, where he lay in a comatose condition until 3 o'clock in the afternoon, when death called him. Rev. Truman D. Allen was born in the state of Vermont sixty-three years ago. He chose the ministry as his life's work, and before coming to Minneapo lis served a church at Anoka, Minn. It was this church that recently ex tended to him a unanimous call to re turn to them, and although his present congregation wished him to remain, the matter was to be settled at the meeting of the conference. Rev. Mr. Allen, who lived at 926 Thir teenth avenue south, was chaplain of the Appomatox post, G. A. R., a mem ber of the Knight Templars and a Blue Lodge Mason. He leaves a wife and one daughter. MONEY OR DYNAMITE Attempts to Wreck IN. P. Tracks Part of Blackmail Scheme. HELENA, Mont., Sept. 27.—1t has developed that the recent attempts to dynamite bridges and tracks on the line of the Northern Pacific between Livingston and Mlssoula was in fur therance of a plot to force the railway company to pay $50,000 for immunity from the outrages. ' In August last the company received a letter demanding $25,000, in which it was threatened that if the terms pro posed were not agreed to dynamite would be used on the line. No attention was paid to the demand and shortly afterward the railroad bridge at Livingston was partially wrecked by dynamite. A few nights later another stick of dynamite was exploded near Bozeman under a pas senger train. Other letters followed, and the dynamiters proposed that the company pay $50,000, and If acceded to to the demand It was to carry a white flag on engines hauling trains and Sept. 22 was to run a light engine from Butte to Missoula, and at a point on the road it was to stop on signal and an agent of the company was to pay over the money. The company, hoping to catch the men, put out the white Hags, and on the night agreed upon ran the light engine. Behind it follow ed another engine pulling two cars. One was filled with armed sheriffs and deputies and the other contained horses and bloodhounds. The run was made from Butte to Missoula, but there was no signal, and it was thought the men had been scared off. Shortly after wards the letters began to arrive again from the dynamiters, making the same demand and telling the railroad if it agreed to the terms to put the flag on the engines. This the railroad com pany has not done and in the past two weeks there have been four attempts to damage the line by the use of dy namite. CHILD GOES MAD FROM A CAT'S BITE Distressed Parents Hurry to Chicago to Have Pasteur Treatment Applied. Screeching like a' cat and suffering from acute symptoms of rabies, as a result of a bite from a cat two weeks ago, Charles, the eleven-year-old son of Amos Upton, of Morris, Minn., is being hurried to Chicago by hia distressed parents, who hope to save the boy's life by having him treated in that city. The parents, with their afflicted child, passed through S<;. Paul last evening in a race with death. The little sufferer, screaming piti fully and frothing j&t the mouth, was taken from a Northern Pacific train yesterday afternoon and brought into the depot to await connections for Chi cago. Placed on an invalid chair, the child made fra«.tir ' efforts to jump away, and was meld only by the strength of his father and a porter. The child's cries, which were imita tions of the screeching of a cat, re sounded through the depot and roused the sympathy - of the people waiting there. At times the child's wail was low, Hke the meow ot a cat, but whenever he was touched or moved the cries be came louder and sounded like the screech of a cat as heard in the soli tude of the night, Parents Make Horrifying Discovery. Rabies developed early Saturday morning while the child lay in bed. Mr. Upton, almost distracted with his mis fortune, told of the terrifying discovery he made when awakened from sleep Saturday morning, when he imagined that a cat had gained entrance to the bedroom. "I heard the strange noise as I awoke just at dawn," said Mr. Upton, "and thought that^a cat was In the room. Listening mCre. closely, I discovered that the noise came from my son's bed. Still thinking that the cries were those of a cat, I asked Charlie what he was Continued on Fifth Page. DEFENDS THE OATH President Lynch, of the Print ers' Union, Answers Clergy. INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Sept. 27.— President Lynch, or the International Typographical union, 4n the next issue of the organ of the union will reply to charges that the oaths subscribed to by members of the union is antagonis tic and made paramount to religious obligations. It Js claimed the agitation was begun by Roman Catholic clergy. President Lynch will say: "Trade unions are certainly under the white light of public observation. Their laws and practices, their policies and aims, anything and everything that concerns them and their members are eagerly seized upon and made much of as items of afews, Features that a year ago would have attracted slight notice, if noticed at ali, toSay furnish the theme for"extensive editorials on which the writers 'evidently try to ex pend their best thoughts. So with, our obligation. The writer subscribed to this obligation seven teen-: years ago. Now we are informed that because of- this obligation, ue are opposed to the church and state. Nothing could be wider of the mark nor more distant from the truth. We do maintain that we shall be allowed to conduct our trade union business without influence from politics or religion, fraternity qr" combination. On the other hand we do not interfere with the political of religious beliefs of any of our members. These beliefs are sacred to the indi vidual and he is and always has been at liberty, so far as the union is con cerned to follow his bent in the selec tion of religion, politics a<id fraternal organizations or he may abstain from participation in them altogether. From the persistence with which cer tain newspapers have exploited the at tack made on our obligation by several clergymen, the belief 1b forced that these papers would not suffer great grief should the.; International Typo graphical union go ashore on the re ligious and political rocks. But it is not doubted that the good common sense of our membership will keep the union in safe waters and permit the at tack that has b«en made by those who may have been well meaning and after ward used a newspaper sensation die of inanition. In my opinion this is just what is happening." NIXON WOULD LEAD GOTHAM DEMOCRACY Former Tammany Leader An nounces Himself a Candidate for Mayoralty Nomination. NEW YORK, Sept. 27.—Lewis Nixon tonight announced that he is a candi date for the Democratic nomination for mayor. He made public a statement, in which he said: "I am a candidate for the Democratic nomination for mayor of the city of New York. This statement is made with a full knowledge of the uncer tainties of the Democratic situation. I desire to make it clear that I am will ing to stand with those Democrats, however small their number, who be lieve that the Democratic party of thia city should lead and not follow in the forward march of municipal reform." Speaking of the municipal campaign, Mr. Nixon says: "The battle will be won or lost on local issues that are old enough to have, gained a permanent hold on the public mind. These issues are police 'blackmail' and that mercenary spirit which breeds dishonesty in the public service. To them may be charged all the party's recent loss of local pres tige. The Democracy has not been beaten on these issues by Republican VOtes alone by any means. It has been beaten chiefly by Democratic votes. "The Democratic party of the city has' all the issues in its favor except these two. It is easily within its pow er to throw off their dead weight when it shall make up its mind to do so. Its right to dominaney will be restored as soon as it does. There can be no doubt of the result of any campaign in which the party explicitly and without equiv ocation commits itself to the reforms for which the city has four times vot ed in ten years." England to France In a Balloon. LONDON, Sept. 27.—Count de la Vaulx and Count d'Outremont descended today in a balloon near Hull, Yorkshire, having journeyed from Paris In seventeen and three-quarter hours. This Is the first time that a balloon has successfully trav eled from France to England. PRESIDENT WANTED Colombia Factions Unable to Decide Upon a Leader. BOGOTA. Colombia, Sept. 27. —No agreement has yet been arrived at re garding the candidates for the presi dency and vice presidency of the re public. The men who were spoken of as candidates, such as Senores Valez and Gonzales and Gens. Ospina and Perdomo, are now out of the running. President Marroquin and his son have declined to be nominated. The coun try wishes the election of men who will pursue a policy of conciliation and fra ternity towards all parties. The two men who now are most In public view are Gen. Reyes and Senor Rico, the actual foreign minister. They are both practical men of moderate views who do not represent any extreme party and will be accepted not only by the conservative Nationalist party, but by the Liberals. It is thought that their election would be a guarantee of Col ombian peace and progress. The names of the chosen candidates will not be announced until the adjourn ment of congress, which may occur on Oct. 20. Cable Service to Be Closed. PANAMA, Sept. 27.—1t is annotmced that the cable service to Buena Ven tura will be closed at the" end of Sep tember. The Inspector of telegraphs has received orders from Bogota to close the Central and South American company's office in this town on the suspension of the service to Buena Ventura. If the government carries out its threat the company will lose heavily. The government in the meantime is making efforts to establish the Marconi system of wireless teleg raphy between Panama, Chlriqul. Bue na Ventura, Colon, Bocas del Toro and Cartagena. It is also reported that the West India and Panama Telegraph company will offer to construct a cable to Buena Ventura. Will Install Wireless System. BOGOTA, Colombia, Sept 27.—The minister of state today made public the demands of the cable company which asks for a new concession last ing twenty years and the privilege of raising the tariff. Among the reasons given for the government's refusal of these propositions is that an Italian company has applied to establish a system of wireless telegraphy. PRICE TWO CENTS °" T"'»« XO ' FIVE CENTS. MEN COOPED IN CARS TAKE FATAL PLUNGE Fast Mall Train on Southern Railway Jumps From Trestle While Running at High Rate of Speed and but Half the Crew of Sixteen Escape-New Engineer in Charge Did Not Know Route-Mail Matter Is Saved. CHARLOTTE, N. C, Sept. 27.— While running at a high rate of speed a fast mail train on the Southern rail way jumped from a trestle seventy-five feet high north of Danville, Va., this afternoon, and was almost demolished. Of the crew of sixteen men, including mail carriers, nine were killed and seven injured. The dead: ENGINEER J. A. BRODIE, of Placer vllle. Va, FIREMAN CLARENCE WHITE CONDUCTOR TOM BLAIR JJAIL CLERK J. L. THOMPSON. ■"matt' £r LRK W- T - CHAMBERS. MAIL CLERK D. T. FIX)RY pfAlk»f'v¥ P- N ARDANWRIGHT. HjAQMAN (name not known). BRAKLMAN (name not known). The injured: : Mall Clerk/. Louis W. Bpiers. Frank E. Brooks. Percival Indenmauer. Charles E. Keamea. Jennings J. Dunlap. M. C. Mau pin and.J. Harrison Thompson. All of the injured were seriously hurt and have been taken to the hospital in Danville. The recovery of Mall Clerk Spiers Is not expected, and other clerks are thought to be mortally Injured. The trestle where the accident oc curred Is 500 feet long and is on a sharp curve. Engineer Brodie was a new man on that division of the Southern, and thus came to the curve at a high rate of speed. The locomotive had gone only fifty feet on the trestle when it sprang from the track, carrying with it four mail cars and an express car. The trestle, SHOOTS DOWN HIS WIFE AS SHE ENTERS CHURCH Brooding Over His Family Troubles Herman Rossow, of La Crossc, Wis., Attempts Murder and Suicide. LA CROSSE, Wis., Sept. 27.—An at tempted murder and suicide occurred at the German Lutheran church, corner of Fifth and Cass streets, at the begin ning of religious services today, when Herman Rossow shot his wife and him self in the presence of hundreds of wit nesses. This evening it appears certain that Mrs. Rossow will die, while Rossow, though dangerously wounded, may re cover. Ronsow, who has been separated from his wife for some time, lay in wait for her at a livery barn opposite the church where the tragedy occurred. Finally he saw his wife with her mother, Mrs. STOP FREE COINAGE Mexican Monetary Commis sioner Against Free Silver. MEXICO CITY, Sept. 27.—The re port of Mexico's monetary commission ers sent abroad la now published in Spanish. It is quite long, but is of much general interest. Among the more immediately interesting points and suggestions are the following: In Russia and in England especially the immediate establishment of a gold standard in China Is regarded almost as impracticable. In the monetary system that in rec ommended for the purpose of bringing a fixity of international exchange the price in gold, of bar silver and the value in gold of silver money are ab solutely disassociated. The former may fluctuate in the market, whereas the silver money will always have a fixed value In gold—hence the sta bility of international exchange. This fixed value will be maintained by the government In the following manner: 1. By the closing of the mints to the free coinage of silver. 2. By the fixing of the ratio between gold and silver by the governments. 3. By the legal tender character of the currency for the payment and settlement of contracts of all kinds. 4. By reason of its be-ing Ihp only money in which duties and taxes will be paid, as it is supposed that there will be no gold in circulation. 5. By limitation of the quantity of sil ver money coined exclusively for the In terior currency of each country. 6. By the creation" of reserve funds in gold in those countries in which the fore going conditions are not sufficient to maintain the stability of international ex change. The whole of this mechanism is based on a fixity of value in gold of silver money. The commissioners go on to say that all the economists whom they con sulted in Europe pronounced the clos ing of the mints to the free coinage of silevr to be absolutely essential to the success of any plan for establishing the value of the peso. Will be Presented on the Woman's Page of The Globe Daily, Commencing Tomorrow, Sept. 29. Women should know what Vogue says they should wear. There is no higher authority. READ THE GLOBE. The Only LIVE News paper In St. Paul. a wooden structure, also gave way foB a space of fifty feet. At the foot of the trestle is a shal low stream with a rocky bottom. Strik ing this, the locomotive and the car* were reduced to a mass of twisted iron and steel and pieces of splintered wood. As the cars went down they touched the sides of the Riverside cotton mill. All the dead men were mutilated. The skin and hair on the engineer and fireman were torn off by the boiler. Several thousand people were soon at the scene of the wreck. No one on any of the cars had made an effort to jump and the bodies of all those killed wen; found in the wreckage of the different cars to which they belonged. Women who drove to the wreck from Danville fainted at the sight of the mu tilated bodies*. All the express matter in the express car was destroyed except six crates full of canary birds. None of the birds waa hurt, though the crates were In tho thickest of the debris. All unoflVhil opinions say the cause of the wreck was the high rate of speed on tin sharp curve. The mail tad in all the mail cart were torn open and the letters and packages were scattered, but it is be lieved none is lost. Fire which broke out in the Wreckage shortly after tho accident was quickly extinguished by the Danville fire department. On account of the wreck all traffic on the central and northern divisions of the Southern will be delayed. Weiss, approach and enter the < hurch. He rushed across the street, and at the door of the edifice drew a revolver from his pocket. He shot hhs wife three times, evt-ry bullet entering the bark and passing completely through the woman's body. At the door he paused and, placing the revolver to his left side, fired at his own heart. The bullet deflected slight ly and entered his side just below the heart. Roßsow was arrested and later taken to a hospital. Domestic trouble was j the cause of the shooting. Rossow is thirty and his wife twenty-two years old. They had been married three years. HEARSCROW.CROAKS Tom Flanagan Has Last Wish Gratified by a Rooster. CINCINNATI, Ohio. Sept. 27.-The last hours of Tom Flanagan, who died here eaily this morning, were mad.' peaceful by compliance with a request given by him, and which is consid ered a very strange one, in view of the fact that the man was believed to be sane. Shortly before his death he call ed his sister to his bedside, and asked her to buy a rooster for him. "I want to hrar him crow like they used to crow when I was In the coun try," he said. The rooster was purchased for him and taken to his bedroom. "I want the rooster to have his lib erty in this room and not be shut up like a prisoner," wild Flanagan. The rooster crowed lustily the first night, much to the dying man's delight, and continued doing so at intervals until death came. Flanagan died happy. COL. DICK DECLINES TO LET HANNA TALK Challenge of J. H. Clarke for Joint De bate Is Not to Be Accepted. COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 27.—The reply of Chairman Dick, of the Repub lican state committee, to Chairman Salen, of the Democratic state com mittee, declining the challenge of John H. Clarke, Democratic nominee for United States senator for a Joint de bate with Senator M. A. Hanna, was given out tonight. Traffic Manager Eustis Better. CHICAGO. Sept. 27.—P. S. KuiUls, passenger traffic manager of the Bur lington road, who is ill of pneumonia at his home in La Grange, 111., was re ported slightly better tonight.