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VOL. XXVII.—NO. 137.
IS CUMMINS' DOWNFALL
Declaration for Competition, Either Domestic or Foreign,
Causes the Defeat of lowa's Greatest Politician—Gov
ernor's Tariff Revision Plan Creates the Dissension-
Hopes to Finally Conquer H is Enemies.
Special to The Globe.
SIOUX CITY, lowa, May 15.—Gcv.
Albert E. Cummins, of lowa, has been
the victim of on*e of the tragedies of
Because of one single sentence —well
considered, fully weighed and sincerely
meant —he has been deposed from lead
ership of lowa affairs to the station of
an exile on a political St. Helena.
Before that one fateful sentence was
uttered he was almost a dictator. Sen
ators trembled lest his ambition might
lead him to covet their seats. Con
gressmen scught his favor for fear he
should conclude that others would bet
ter serve the state. Even a speaker
of the house —Gen. Henderson —after
representing one district twenty years
and rising to the highest dignity pos
sible for a congressman, dared not in
sist on a candidacy for renomination
when he knew he had incurred the en
mity of the potent chief executive. He
retired from public life at the height of
his power rather than risk a contest
■\\ ith the governor.
The senate, the vice presidency, a
presidential candidacy in 1908—these
were predicted for him. And then the
"Competition we must have; at home,
Jf possible; of the*foreigner, if neces
It was not revolutionary. It did not
even attract great attention for weeks
or months after it was said, in an ad
dress by the governor to the Minneapo
lis Chamber of Commerce less than
two years ago.
But it was the beginning of the
downfall of the governor. He had been
nominated for governor by his party
after the bitterest fight ever known in
lowa. He had overturned every fixed
end venerated political power and tra
dition of the state in his contest for
the nomination. Everything had been
against him except the people. Wash
ington was against him; that meant
influence; Dcs Moines was against him;
that meant machine; Chicago was
FEAR FUEL FAMINE
Lake Strike Causes Uneasiness
Among Northwest Coal Men.
Special to The Globe.
DULUTH, Minn., May 15. —Unless
speedy settlement of the difficulty
which now involves vessel owners and
their employes is made, it is believed
that a coal famine in the Northwest,
far more serious than that of 1902-3,
In spite of the exceptional large coal
shipments of last season, the supply at
the head of the lakes is exceedingly
low, and it will be necessary to for
ward an immense tonnage, in order to
make provisions for the winter. There
are now few hulls available for coal
shipments, as practically all of the
boats which are now being operated
are engaged in the lumber trade and
are under contract.
The tleup of the big boats on the
lakes, pending the efforts of the vessel
owners and the Masters' and Pilots'
association to reach an agreement, is
more complete than ever before. It is
estimated that as a result of the dis
agreement 150.000 men are out of em
ployment, and that the daily loss on
shipments will exceed $1,000,000.
MARQUIS OF DONEGAL
JOINS THE MAJORITY
British Nobleman Dies in London After
LONDON, May is._ George Augus
tus Hamilton Ohichester, fifth mar
quis of Donegal, is dead. He was
born June 27, 1822.
The Marquis of Donegal was married
Dec. 23, 1902, to Miss Violet Twining,
of Halifax, Nova Scotia, who was
twenty-two years old at the time. On
Oct. 8, 1903, a son and heir was born
to the marquis, who had twice previ
ously been married without having is
KING EDWARD WRITES
TO STANLEY'S WIDOW
Says Explorer's Great Name Will Live
LONDON. May 15.—King Edward, in
an autograph letter to Lady Stanley,
"I had the great advantage of know-
Ing your distinguished husband per
sonally, and often heard from his own
lips most interesting accounts of his
grand travels and explorations and the
gTeat services he rendered for the civ
"The great name he won will evei
live after him."
Publishes Story of Treason.
PARIS, May 16.—The Matin publish
es a sensational story of treason which
was hinted at in a telegram from Milan
published in the weekly dispatch yes
terday. Ths ifatin's London corre
spondent has obtained possession of
eighty-five plans of the fortifications at
Toulon, which he is restoring to the
THE ST. PAUL GLOBE
against him; that meant the railroads,
and the railroads, in lowa, mean the
sinews. The state press was against
him. And yet, contesting for almost
every township, he carried the conven
tion, won the nomination, and dic
tated who should fill every place on
Feared by Politicians.
It was small wonder that politicians
feared him. An eloquent orator, th«
foremost lawyer of the state, a master
of practical politics, plainly he could
have been summoned to his plunge into
politics only by the beckonings of a
vaulting ambition. Once, when he had
seen, a decade earlier, that his party
was injuring itself and the state by its
unreasoning adherence to prohibition,
he had bolted its ticket and helped
elect a Democratic governor. There
could be no doubt of his independence,
his power or his ambition. With the
glamor of official station and distinc
tion added to these things, no man was
willing to guess what he might at
And so the old regime of Repub
lican politics trembled; the regime that
had grown strong under the leadership
of Allison. It included such veterans
as Allison and Doiliver in the senate;
Hepburn, Henderson, Hull, Lacey and
Cousins in the house; with Shaw and
Blythe and Hubbard and others of no
less power. Cummins' hand was sup
posed to be against them all; and all
were against him.
It was known that the new governor
entertained radical tariff views. He
didn't believe in the sacredness of a
particular set of tariff schedules; he
thought he knew particular defects in
the existing ones. He said so frankly.
That didn't seem dangerous, for lowa
had been showing signs of tariff het
erodoxy. The governor took up the
movement. He made speeches about
it. He demanded a tariff revision
plank in the 1904 platform. He made it
Continued on Third Page.
BIG STRIKE LIKELY
At Least 5,000 Chicago Ma
chinists May Quit Work.
CHICAGO, May 15. —A strike by
5,000 machinists, which will make idle
5,000 other workers in allied crafts, was
voted for in mass meeting tonight by
the machinists' union, to take eeffct
Wednesday, unless their demand for
an increase of wages is granted by the
Chicago Metal Trades association, com
prising the leading firms in the metal
The situation is critical, and al
though a conference is to be held to
morrow it is not likely there will be
any agreement unless the union men
recede from their position, as the offi
cers of the association emphatically
declare they cannot meet the wage
JAPANESE MAY SOON
Movement Was Started Sunday at Re-
ligious Meeting in Tokyo.
LONDON, May 16.—The Daily Tele
graph's Tokyo correspondent cables the
following under yesterday's date:
"A great religious meeting, promoted
by influential men, was held in the
park today to determine the question
of founding in Japan a church pro-
Christian in character, but on inde
"Leading men consider that the time
has arrived to adopt the element? ap
proved by the majority of civilized na
tions. An edict establishing a national
church is not improbable."
THE NEWS INDEXED.
Russians Sink Cruiser.
Speech Defeats Gov. Cummins.
Naval Cadet Is Drowned.
Hangs Himself in Church.
British Fortify Vancouver.
Firebug Terrorizes Aberdeen, S. D.
Printers to Elect International Presi
Semi-Centennial Committee to Act.
Excursionists Visit St. Paul.
Midway Blind Pig Crusade Continues.
Burglars Rob Shoe Store.
County Commissioners Meet Today. s
Prize Fight Near South St. Paul.
Japs Would Drive Army Into China.
Methodists to Elect Eight Bishops.
In the Sporting World.
Commercial and Financial.
La Follette Will Be Renominated.
Roce: -?U Flans New Machine.
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MONDAY MORNING. MAY 16, 1904.—TEN PAGES.
GOV. A. B. CUMMINS
HKJf AI8P" »S
iwa Executive Who Is Doomed to Po
litical Retirement by the State
Convention Next Wednesday.
Insane Woman (s Now Accused
of Incendiarism by Aber
Special to The Globe.
SIOUX FALLS, S. D., May 15.—
While the authorities of Aberdeen ap
pear confident that they have at last
captured the exceedingly dangerous in
cendiary, in the person of an insane
woman, who for several months has
terrorized the residents of that city,
and destroyed property to the value of
considerably more than $100,000, there
is a possibility, according to state
ments made by Aberdeen men while
in Sioux Falls, that the incendiary Is
still at large and that a mistake has
Over forty fires, clearly all of in
cendiary origin, have been set during
the period the "firebug" has been op-
Continued on Third Page.
HANGS IN BELFRY
Chicago Laborer Commits Sui-
cide in Baptist Church.
CHICAGO, May 15.—The dead body
of a man, dangling at the end of a
rope in the belfry of the Emmanuel
Baptist church, Michigan avenue, was
the grewsome sight which met the
eyes of the congregation as they as
sembled for this morning's service.
The police was notified at once and
the body cut down and taken away.
In one of the pockets of the dead man's
coat was found a memorandum book
bearing the name and address of Wil
liam Johnson, 2233 Webster avenue,
Written on a fly leaf of the book
were the following words:
"Well, I see that nothing but my
death will satisfy the outraged public.
Therefore I will give it, but I will be
my own executioner."
It is supposed that Johnson had been
hanging in the belfry since Friday
night when he was last seen to enter
the church. He had been employed on
different occasions by the pastors to
repair the electric lights at the top of
the steeple. Friday he worked all day
at the top of the belfry, and when his
work was finished it is believed'he de
liberately climbed inside the steeple
and hanged himself, as he was not seen
by any one afterwards.
FOR ATTACK ON JURY
Doctors Say He Did Not' Charge Jurors
With Shielding Murderers.
BRISTOL, Term., May 15. —The coro
ner's jury, which rendered a verdict of
accidental shooting in the case of Ed
ward L. Wentz, whose dead body was
found in Wise county, Virginia, several
days ago, this afternoon received a re
ply from Dr. W. C. Wentz, regarding
his alleged criminal charge in relation
to the finding of the jury.
Dr. Wentz makes due apology to the
jury, declaring that he did not use
such terms as were credited to him In
the press dispatches. Dr. Wentz was
credited with intimating that the ver
dict was intended to shield the murder
ers of his son, who were friends of the
No one stands higher in Wise county
than the men who served on the Wentz
jury of inquiry, and in the absence of
an apology from Dr. Wentz a damage
suit would probably have resulted.
That young Wentz made a will is
known positively, but nothing qan be
learned when it will be probated
War Budget Is Enormous.
VIENNA, May 18. — The enormous
budget demands for the army and navy
(carrying a total of $51,791,200) have
caused the utmost bewilderment among
all parties in both halves of the mon
archy, more especially since the ru
mors of such forthcoming demandte
were persistently denied in official
quarters. The explanations of Count
Goluchowsky, the foreign minister, and
Gen. yon Pitreich, the minister of war,
are awaited with great anxiety.
MRS. ROHAN CLEINSY
Who as Miss Helen Mar Was
Entertained at Hamline
HELEN MAR'S STORY
American Story Tetter Was
Married When She Vis
Hamline complained yesterday, on
learning that Miss Helen Mar, the An
glo-American "etory teller," who was
a guest of Hamline friends last winter,
never told "her very biggest story."
"If it wasn't Miss Mar, that we all
liked so much," said one of these
friends last night, "If it wasn't "she,
I'd say it was mean of her. What a
wonderful story she could have made
Miss Mar was introduced to London
society as "the girl that saw the Mon
"Tell us all about it," beseeched Lon
The girl that saw then told.
Continued on Third Page.
MOB LYNCHES NEGRO
Colored Man Is Dragged From
Jail and Hanged to Tree.
APPLING, Ga., May 15.—A crowd of
about 100 masked men forcibly entered
the county jail here about midnight
Saturday, took out John Cumming, a
negro, who was waiting trial on the
charge of criminal assault, and hanged
him to a tree near the public road,
about half a mile from Appling.
His body was afterwards riddled
with birdshot and bullets. A card was
left attached to the negro's breast bear
ing this inscription:
"This is the penalty. Yours truly,
The crime for which the negro was .
lynched was committed last week, ami
his victim was a fifteen-^ear-old girl.
The crowd of lynchers was quiet and
President's Wife Rests, but Miss Alice
Has a Gay Time.
PHILADELPHIA, Pa., May 15.—Mrs.
Theodore Roosevelt, who fe visiting her
cousin, Mrs. John W. Brock, in this city
for a few days, spent a quiet Sunday.
In the forenoon, accompanied by Mrs.
Brock, she attended services at St.
Luke's Epiphany Protestant Episcopal
Miss Alice Roosevelt, who, with
Countess Marguerite Cassini, partici
pated in the annual coaching 1 parade
yesterday, had rather an active day.
Last night she was a guest at the
town residence of Congressman Ed
ward De V. Morrell. Early in the day
she took a drive and breakfasted at
the home of John G. Johnson, the law
Later Miss Roosevelt was taken on
board the city fire boat Ashbridge for
a sightseeing trip on the Delaware riv
er. The afternoon was spent at Mr.
Morrell'a country seat, where luncheon
A short stay was made at the coun
try home of Clarence .Do!an, near by,
where tea was had, after which the
president's daughter reiurned to Wash
JAPANESE SPIES GIVE
MONEY TO RUSSIANS
Officers Condemned to Die Remember
the Red Cross Society.
LIAO YANG, Saturday, May 14.—The
Japanase officers who were shot here
as spies, bequeathed $500 to the Rus
sian Red Cross in consideration of their
The Japanese army now in Southern
Manchuria is marching slowly, evi
dently being desirous of remaining in
close touch with the reserves. The
movement is aimed partly at Hai
Cheng, but chiefly at Liao Yang. The
Japanese main fore* is only forty
miles from Liao Yank.
The Russian troops are in excellent
health and spirits and anxious to do
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Commander of the Military Forces in
Lord Dundonald Makes Prep-
aration for War on the Pa
VANCOUVER, B. C, May 15.—Van
couver harbor is to be fortified upon
the recommendation of Lord Dundon
ald, general officer commanding the
Canadian military, who inspected this
port a few months ago and was struck
with its lack of protection in case of
The necessary guns have been or
dered in England and will be delivered
in Vancouver this summer.
The fortifications will be located on
Point Grey and Point Atkinson, the
prominent and opposite points of land
at the mouth of the harbor.
Lord Dundonald says in the event of
a war in India, Vancouver will be an
important base of supplies in transit to
Sailing Launch Capsfzes With
Five Naval Cadets.
ANNAPOLIS, Md., May 15.—Mid
shipman Phillip Brittingham, of
Wheeling, W. Va., a member of the
third class of the naval academy, was
drowned about tJwo miles from t£e
naval academy t|£is morning.
The young man left the academy
dock in a sailing launch with Mid
shipmen Anderson, Henderson, Towers
and Stevenson, all of the third class.
The boat was without centerboard or
air tanks and being caught by a strong
gust of wind, capsized and sank im
mediately. The five young men Btrug-
-gled in the water for about twenty
minutes before help reached them from
another academy boat containing sev
eral other midshipmen.
As the rescuing sailboat came near
oars were thrown to the struggling
men, but Midshipman Brittingham was
unable to grasp his. Midshipman C.
T. Blackburn, who was in the second
boat, plunged overboard and in his
heroic attempt to rescue his drowning
classmate was dragged under.
Both came to the surface, and Mid
shipman R. A. "Stuart bravely went to
the assistance of Blackburn. Their
combined efforts proved unavailing and
Brittingham sank in seventeen feet of
water The other four midshipmen
were picked up, and the rescuers
dove overboard in repeated but unsuc
cessful attempts to find the body.
Midshipman Brittingham was nine
teen years of age, and a son of Rev.
CIVILIZATION TO GAIN
BY JAPANESE VICTORY
Minister Makes Statement at Presby-
CHICAGO, May 15.—A1l the states of
the Middle West, especially Indiana,
Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky and Ten
nessee, were represented at the opening
session of the twenty-fourth annual
convention of the Cumberland Presby
terian Missionary societies, which be
gan here today.
The annual sermon was delivered by
Rev. W. S. Darby, of Kirkville, Mo.,
who spoke on "The Greatest War in
the World." The speaker declared that
a victory for Japan would mean more
for Christianity and civilization, be
cause her strides in civilization are
longer and surer than those of Russia.
The unexpected military prowess dis
played by Japan, he said, was indirect
ly the fruit of the civilization that has
crept into the little empire through the
efforts of American missionaries.
Federal General Is Buried.
CINCINNATI, Ohio, May-46. — The
funeral of Gen. Hinkenloper, formerly
lieutenant governor of Ohio, took place
today at the Scottish Rite cathedral,
under the direction of that order. Be
sides the Masonic order there were rep
resentatives present from the society
of the Army of the Tennessee, of which
the deceased was corresponding sec
retary, and of the Ohio Commandery
of the Loyal Legion, of whietf h« had
PRICE TWO CENTS. RSt&r*. I
RUSSIANS CLAIM TO
HAVE SUNK CRUISER
WIN FIRST NAVAL VICTORY
BY SHREWD MOVEMENT
Naval Officer Assisted by Three
Sailors Steals From Port Arthur in
a Small Launch and Explodes Tor
pedo Beneath Japanese Ship.
LIAO YANG, May 13.—The Russian fleet scored its first
distinct naval success of the war by torpedoing and crippling,
if not the sinking of an armored Japanese cruiser in Talien
The Russian attack was carefully planned on" May 10,
while the Japanese squadron was concentrated outside Dal
ny, devoting its whole attention to Talienwan bay, and was
carried out the same night.
The attacking force was not a regular torpedo boat, but
was only a small naphtha launch in command of a young
naval officer who had with him three jackies. The launch
mounted a small machine gun and carried three torpedoes.
"When darkness fell the launch crept out. of Port Arthur,
hugging the shore with no lights<• aboard and no glow from
the engines to betray her presence. It was late when she
gained the outer line of the Japanese squadron.
Slipping through the torpedo boat pickets, and selecting
the nearest warship, a big armored cruiser, she stole toward
her and succeeded in exploding against her side a single
CRIPPfi.ES BIG JAPANESE CRUISER.
A deafening roar followed the explosion which echoed far
ashore. Immediately flames enveloped the cruiser, which,
evidently was badly crippled.
The crew of the cruiser was seen to be fighting the fire,
which they at last succeeded in extinguishing. A sister ship #
took the damaged vessel in tow and disappeared to thd
Continued on Third Page.
FOUR ARE DROWNED
Two Nevada Men Die Trying
to Rescue Young Women.
RENO, Nev.. May 15.—8y the break
ing of one of the spans of the suspen
sion tramway across the Truckee river
at Lawton Springs, five miles west of
this city, at 2 o'clock today, four young
people, Maurice Jacobs; Miss McMil
lan, of Reno; Mrs. E. S. Ede Jr., and
a Mr. Kingsley, of Chicago, were pre
cipitated from the car into the swollen
stream and drowned.
Both young men were athletes and
gave their lives in a heroic effort to
save their companions.
Jacobs was seen for a few moments
swimming with Miss McMillan, hold
ing her above water, but in her terror
she grasped his arms and both went
down. Kingsley swam for 200 yards,
holding Mrs. Ede's head above water,
and then was seen to turn on his back,
when the woman seized him and bore
the swimmer beneath the water.
Denver Private Detective Is Shot Down
While Returning Home.
DENVER, Col., May 15.—Lyte Greg
o.ry, an ex-policeman, was assassinated
early this morning when he was re
turning home from a social visit with
friends. His body was riddled with
bullets and he died in his tracks.
It has been discovered that the as
sassin used a repeating- rifle, for in
all ten bullets penetrated the mur
dered man's body. No positive trace
of the assassin has been found.
Gregory had recently served a de
tective agency and was one of the men
accused by William Wardjon, the na
tional committeeman of the United
Mine Workers of America, of assault
ing him on a railroad train near Sa
lida, Col., recently. Wardjon was bad
ly beaten and declared that four of
the detective agency men were his as
Gregory had just returned to the
city, having been absent several weeks.
Letters found on his person indicated
that he was aware of Wardjon's ac
PORT ARTHUR REMAINS
IN RUSSIAN HANDS
Rumors of Fall Are Not Believed in
London Military Circle*.
LONDON, May 16.—N0 confirmation
has reached London of the rumors of a
great battle at Siu Yen and no atten
'ion whatever is paid to the wild re
ports of the fall of Port Arthur. In
Japanese quarters here confidence is
expressed that a great assault upon
that fortress will be attempted before
the end of May.
The correspondent of the Daily News
at Chefoo says that he left Port Ar
thur last Tuesday, when the channel
had been cleared, two cruisers having
steamed outside. On May 7, he adds,
the garrison there numbered 15,000 men
and wti provisioned for nine months.
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Illinois Republicans Will Try to
SPRINGFIELD, 111., May 15.— 1f
looks tonight as if there would be at
least another day of fruitless ballot*
ing before the gubernatorial deadlock
in the Republican state convention 18
broken. It is quite possible that A
break will come early tomorrow after
noon, but the developments of today
do not justify any such preaic+ton.
A comparatively small number of the
delegates are here, most of them hav
ing gone home to spend Sunday, but
the candidates and their trusted ad»
visers remained on the ground, and
numerous conferences have been held
during the day.
It is known definitely that desperate
efforts are being made to take from
the Yates column enough delegates tcr
nominate Lowden on an early ballot i
tomorrow. It is reported that the Will j
county delegation will go to Lowden on
the first ballot. This, however, al- ]
though emanating from a Will county,
delegate, is received skeptically.
After the failure of the attempted
stampede to Lowden yesterday, started
by Dekalb county, it is thought prob
able that Lowden will not permit anjr
of the counties which he may secure
to • vote for him until he feels confi- j
dent of having enough to nominate;
for the moment Yates counties begin |
going to Lowden the remaining Yates !
men may be expected to go to Deneen,
or the Deneen men will go to Yates.
There is now no probability that a
"dark horse" will be chosen. The choice
is generally regarded as being between
Yates, Lowden and Deneen.
The convention will reconvene at 2
o'clock tomorrow afternoon.
WAR IS REGRETTABLE,
SAYS EMPEROR JOSEPH
Austrian Ruier Hopes Trouble in Far
East Will Oase.
BUDAPEST, May 15.—1n a speech
at the reception of the delegations yes
terday Emperor Francis Joseph said:
"Our firmly established connection
with our allies, supplemented by a close
understanding with Russia regarding
questions in the Balkans, fills us with
confidence in the peaceful development
of affairs in our continent.
"The work of reform in certain vila
yets of European Turkey, carried out
in accordance with the Muersteg pro
gramme (the Austro-Russian scheme
of reforms in Macedonia) is making the
most satisfactory progress.
"A most regrettable event is the war
which is raging in the far East, which
has already cost great sacrifices of life.
May it please Divine Providence to
confine this murderous conflict within
the narrowest possible limits of time
and space, and again bestow upon the
world the inestimable blessing of
Owners Sign Contracts.
CLEVELAND, Ohio, May 15.—Dis
trict Captain Paul Howell, of the Pilots'
association, reported tonight that he
had sent out seven more contracts to
be signed, the contracts being forward
ed at owners' request.