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Fifty Union Men Order Strike
In West St. Paul
The fifty union men in the employ of
the Twin city Brick company, West
side, near the Omaha bridge, w ill not
go to work this morning, and an effort
will be made to induce the forty non
union nun to walk out also.
h is claimed by the men that some
days ago they were served with notice
that it was a question of eilher quitting
the union or losing their jobs. The
question was brought before the Trades
and Labor assembly and referred to
the advisory board. A conference was
held yesterday by members of the
hoard with Fritz Hoch, president of the
company, and \V. 8. Smith, the secre
tary, the latter stating that they would
not consent to the continuance of the
union and the inevitable unionizing of
the yards unless their competitors were
also brought in. On this report being
made to the union, known as the Brick,
Tile and Terra Cotta Workers' union, it
A\as decided to order a strike.
The union men claim that it is vir
tually a lockout, as they were making
no demands and are simply leaving
their places rather than quit the union.
They assert that the firm has been
opposed to the union since it was or
ganized, and were, particularly offend
<-d because the union men wore a but
ton to distinguish them from the non
union workmen. Some of the leading
union men were discharged, it is claim
ed. l»i!t the union continued to grow,
with the result that the order that all
employes must cease their connection
was promulgated.
The workmen are depending upon
the moral assistance of the other
unions to win their contest, claiming
that with the indorsement of the
Trades and Labor assembly the union
bricklayers will in the future refuse
to handle the product of the concern.
Police Commission Will Also Consider
Changes Recommended by Chief
The- hearing; of the charges against
Lieut. William Budy, of the Prior av
enue substation, is set for Thursday,
«>n which day there will be a regular
meting of the police commission.
liudy is accused of having permitted
the operation of blind pigs and dis
orderly houses in his district, and the
petitioners, headed by D. W. Doty, the
attorney, assert that for the alleged
failure to perform his duty he should
be removed. Attorney Doty says, that
the petitioners will only submit evi
dence to substantiate the charge, but
Budy has secured the signatures to a
petition from a great many of the Mid
way people certifying that his adminis
tration of affairs has been satisfactory.
Doty insists that the petition should
have no weight in determining tho
case, insisting that the evidence alone
should be considered.
It is expected that the transfers and
changes in the department, which have
been under consideration for some
time, will be announced at this meet
ing by chief of Police O'Connor. What
will be done in this line is being kept
a profound secret, it being desired that
the changes be made before those af
fected are aware that such a course is
Congregations Are Notified that Com
mittee Will be Named at Once
Preparations will begin at once for
the erection of the Catholic cathedral
at Selby. Summit and Dayton avenues,
on the site of the Kittson house. This
A\as announced yesterday morning at
the present Cathedral and at St. Jo
sephs church. The congregations were
informed that the appointment of a
committee to take charge of the Cath
edral project was under consideration,
and that the committee, when chosen
would push forward with the work as
rapidly as possible.
It is likely that the committee will be
named this week. Whether the Kitt
son house will be torn down before next
spring and excavation begun for the
Cathedral foundation is yet to be de
Death Ends Tracy's Sufferings
P;ttrick C. Tracy. 857 Agate street,
mcd yesterday as a result of an epilep
tic stroke which he suffered ten months
ago. He was employed at the Hamline
transfer yards and was stricken last
September while on duty. He had been
.Mn inva'id since then. The funeral will
ne held from the residence Tuesday
Kenny's Condition Unchanged
Terence Kenny, who is at St Jo
sephs hospital suffering from blood
poisoning, remained in a serious con
dition yesterday.
An Unsuspected Cause
It is curious how many diseases come
from a disordered nervous system
which locates disease in some part of
the body, and the primary cause can
often be traced to coffee, which first
breaks down the nervous system. A
Georgian says:
"There is no doubt coffee gave me
nasal catarrh. The ceptim in my nose
was all gone and the catarrh was eat
ing Us way, getting hold of the main
bone of the nose. It also affected my
fc-ight very much.
"My nose was constantly dripping
bloody water, but in two weeks 1 time
after I quit coffee and used Postum
I* ood <. offee in its place, I could see mv
way very well, the dripping from my
nose stopped and my nose finally eot
perfectly well and healthy as far'as is
possible for the ceptim to grow back
"There is no doubt it was a case'of
coffee catarrh and the cure was made
entirely by changing from coffee to
Postum. The rest of my family took
up the new drink and Postum relieved
Biy wife and little boy of frequent
headaches and what is called 'coffee
headache' is not known in our family
any more. Our sleep is so much more
"We have influenced many people to
try Postum and all of them like it bet
ter the longer they use it, and most
of them say it is better than coffee"
Name given by Postum Co. Battle
Oreek, Mich.
Ten days' trial of Postum in place of
coffee often works wonders. There's a
Look in each package for the famous
Mttle book, ''The Road to Wallville."
Henry Koetz's Self-Inflicted
Stab Proves Fatal
Henry Koetz. LM4 Maple street, who
■tabbed himself twice in his left breast
Saturday night, died lajrt night at 9:30
o'clock at the city hospital. Death
was due to internal hemorrhages from
the wounds.
Both of the cuts, it was found yes
terday, penetrated the left lung. The
hemorrhage produced a blood clot and
an operation was jieepssary yesterday
morning. Koetz was temporarily re
lieved, but the. hemorrhage returned
last night and his heart was affected.
Koetz walked into ''■ the Margaret
street police, statiou .at 11:30 o'clock
Saturday night and tqld . Sergeant
Aamold 'that he had attempted to kill
himself, but failing to strike his heart
had bee"ii:'unable to deal another blow.
The only reason assigned for the act
of Koetz is despondency over being
unable to secure work. He left home
last Monday and did nof return to his
family again. He was sixty-nine
years old.
Classes of St. John's Episcopal Church
Are Dismissed for Summer Vacation
The" closing exercises of the Sunday
school were held yesterday morning at
St. John's Episcopal church, Portland
a venue, and Kent street. Essays were
read, hymns and psalms recited by
various representatives of the 300 pu
pils. Many of the children had com
peted in the writing of essays upon
"St. Paul's Missionary Journey," and
the two best essays were read that had
been written by a boy and a girl, re
spectively. The successful boy was
Kenneth Hensel; the most graphic, yet
convincing girl, was Anna Lane.
. Vacation to\y the Sunday school
scholars will last until the public
schools open next September.
Children Hold Meeting on Capitol Steps
and Collect Garden Material
Two pink tarnation blossoms and a
bushel of rutabagas in the seed, a rose
as real as it was red and seed for a
"fence fuir of morning glories—these
were specimen gifts distributed yester
day afternoon by Mrs. Arthur EL Clark,
president of the Sunbeam band, to a
hundred boys and girls.
The Sunbeams assembled first at the
Cedar street entrance of the state eap
itol. But "he twenty big boys stood
so rudely in the path of many small
girls that the meetings, diplomatically
adjourned only to reconvene at the Ex
change street entrance with the little
girls holding the floor—to wit, the high
est steps.
Then the children, guided by Everett
Kirk, sang cheerily about flowers and
the helping hand. Miss Kirk san?
solos. Mrs. Clark, addressing the band,
distributed so many decorative flowers
and useful seeds that her task con
sumed two hours. Cheers for Mrs.
Clark, Miss Kirk and Mr. Kirk were
given with specialemphasis by young
"repeaters" who, by naughty duplica
tion of themselves, had each obtained
four, six or eight blossoms and enough
seeds for, "ELizabeths German Garden."
Child is Injured and Drivers of the Rig
- . •. » Are Arrested
Wero, the five-year-old daughter of
Isaac Batchkorensky. 108 State street,
was run over and injured yesterday
noon by two young men driving with a
horse and buggy on the sidewalk in
Kentucky street, opposite the Lafayette
The men, Mark Kovsky and Isaac
Rosenberg, drove their horse onto the
sidewalk and ran down the girl who
was playing with companions and did
not see the f'g approach. Kovsky and
Rosenberg were arrested later by Jail
er Guion, of the Ducas street station,
and charged with violating the ordi
nance against driving on sidewalks.
The girl was severely bruised, one of
the wheels having passed over her leg.
Her face was scratched, and one of her
arms was sprained. She was carried
to her home and attended by her par
James Kinloch Says He Had Appoint-
ment to Meet His Foreman
James Kinloch, a plumber employed
by the Allan Black company, was ar
rested yesterday morning by Patrol
man Swenson for breaking into the
Allan Black store, 144 East Sixth
street, early yesterday morning. Kin
loch. it is said, forced open a side door
and went inside, where he was found
by Swenson.
Kinloch said he had an appointment
with his foreman and had forced open
the dpor to get iff to* Vait. Kinloch
was held by the police for further in
vestigation, but no charges were pre
ferred against him.
Edwin J. Clapp Receives Reward for
Oratorical Efforts
NEW HAVEN, Conn., June 26.—An
nouncement will be made tomorrow at
Yale university of the senior appoint
ments and the list will include 13 for
philosophical orations, 19 for high ora
tions, 25 for orations. 29 for disserta
tions, 15 for disputes, 30 for second dis
putes, 29 for first colloquy and 35 for
second colloquy.
Among the winners in philosophical
orations are: Dudley P. Sicher, New
York city; Laurence Selling, Portland,
Or.; William Pickens, Little Rock,
Ark.; Lawrence Mason, Chicago, and
Guy B. Morrison, Lincoln, Neb.
The winners in high orations include:
Edwin J. Clapp, of St. Paul; H. C. Gor
man, Odebalt, Iowa; F. E. Hovvland,
Asheville, N. C; T. M. Marsh, East
Orange, N. C. and J. H. Parmelee,
Trebizond, Turkey.
George Robertson Throws Him
self in River, After Lads
Wake Him Up
"Go away and don't bother top, I
want to drown myself!" exclaimed
GtoOTffe Robertson, 476 Lafond street,
yesterday morning when two boys
found him at 5:30 o'clock lying on the
river bank, three miles below St. Paul,
on the West side.
The boys, William Lehmann, eighteen
years old, and Edward Tavernier, fit?
teen years of age, had come to the riv
er bank on a fishing expedition and
were surprised to find Robertson lying
on the bank with his feet in the water.
At a first glance they thought the
man dead, but when they made a closer
examination they discovered that he
was asleep. They woke him and he be
came angry. First he ordered them to
leave him and when they refused to go
he accused them of robbing him of a
bundle of clothes. Finally he told them
to get away, saying he wished to drown
The frightened boys ran to the hab
itation of Isaac Parks, who has a fish
ing camp a short distance from where
they found Robertson. They asked him
to go with them and he accompanied
Found Him Dead
When they reached the spot where
they had left Robertson they found
him lying on his back in the water near
the bank. He was dragged on shore
and was found tc be dead.
Parks immediately notified the police
and Patrolmen Guydeson and Zimmer
man were sent to investigate. Deputy
Coroner Whitcomb was notified and he
ordered the removal of the body to the
county morgue.
An autopsy was held yesterday after
noon at the morgue and it was found
that death was causing by drowning.
No inquest will be held. The body was
turned over to Hurley & Rebholz, and
the funeral will be held Wednesday
Robertson was fifty years of age and
is survived by his wife and one daugh
ter. Until recently he was employed
as a hostler by the Val Blatz Brewing
company. He was out of work during
the past two months. He left home
Saturday morning and was not see*n
again by his wife. Mrs. Robertson was
prostrated yesterday when informed
of the death of her husband.
Robertson was born in Denmark and
had resided in St. Paul seventeen years.
He was a member of the Danish Broth
erhood, Local Lodge No. 91, which will
have charge of the funeral.
Robertson was also known among
his Scandinavian friends as Jurgen
Rasmussen. the name he bore in Den
mark. He changed it some years ago,
but his original name clung to him.
Stimulant Taken by Man May
Have Caused Depth
Evidence taken in an inquest over
the remains of George W. Taggart, the
St. Paul real estate dealer who died
suddenly in Chicago Friday, showed
that opiates administered as a stimu
lant may have caused his death.
According to the testimony of Mrs.
Alice Taggart, the widow, her hus
band had been a periodical user of
liquor and after excessive use of in
toxicants he became nervous and used
drugs to steady his nerves. Hypo
dermic injection of morphine, she said,
had been administered to her husband
Friday morning when he had been
Mrs. Taggart said her husband was
not a morphine fiend, but had resorted
to the drug only to steady his nerves.
Thursday evening, she said, her hus
band had been out with a party of
friends and returned to their apart
ments at the Brevoort house early
Friday morning. Mr. Taggart had been
drinking heavily, she said, and asked
for a hypodermic injection. A physi
cian they had met the evening before
was called in and Taggert was given
the injection.
Later Taggart became w.orse and
Dr. M. J. Mitts Lang, the house physi
cian, was summoned. Another physi
cian was later called, but Taggart died
at 4:30 o'clock in the afternoon.
The body arrived in St. Paul yester
day, and funeral services will be held
at the family residence, 335 North
Washington street, this afternoon at 2
p. m. The pallbearers will be Frank
Michael, George W. Wright, W. D. Oli
ver, Louis Dodge, J. E. Stonebiaker, L.
H. Henschel. C. R. Taggart and W. W.
Taggart. The remains will be shipped
to Ottumwa, lowa, where the inter
ment will take place.
Rabbis Meet in Louisville and Will
Consider Important Questions
LOUISVILLE, Ky.. June 26. — One
hundred and fifty rabbis, each repre
senting one or more congregations of
the Reformed Jewish church in Amer
ica, are in Louisville to attend the fif
teenth annual conference of rabbis.
The business sessions will be held daily
June 27, 28, 29 and 30.
The conference will consider two of
the most important questions raised
since the founding of the Reformed
Jewish church —Sabbath observance
and the establishment of a synod.
The report of the committee on Sab
bath, headed by Rabbi Jacob Voor
sanger, of San Francisco, will deal
with the merits of Saturday and Sun
day as Sabbath days, there being a de
sire for a uniform observance of one
or the other of those days.
Crowd Grows Larger
ST. LOUIS, Mo., June 26.—The total
attendance at the world's fair for the
week ending June 26, as officially an
nounced, was 580,585, an increase of
56,580 over the previous week.
Boy Arrested for Fighting
John Dwyer, sixteen years old, was
arrested last night at Eaton and In
diana avenues by Patrolman Comorow,
for fighting on the street with Moses
laeger, of Minneapolis.
Delegates and Friends of Fra-
ternal Order Spend Sunday
at White Bear
The annual picnic and veunion of
Eagles was held at White Bear yes
terday,, it being estimated that 6,000
persons were present, the event being
made a fitting social ending to the first
annual ctate convention of the fra
ternal order.
A great iha;jonty of those who at
tended went by the regular and special
trains from the union depot, but it is
estimated, that more than i; 000 took the
street cars to Wildvvood and rode
across the lake. Even the regular 8
o'clock evening train was crowded to
its full capacity, and at the same hour
the boats crossing the lake were un
able to carry all the passengers desir
ing to go from Wiiawood. While these
were going out thousands were return
ing to the city.
It was an orderly crowd, out for an
enjoyable day, with the result that
there was comparatively no trouble.
The dancing in the paviiiofl drew and
held a great proportion of the young
people, while in th,e picnic grounds
could be seen hundreds of families with
the familiar lunch baskets. The nu
merous athletic events proved attrac
tive and there were many hx>t contests
for the prizes.
May Return Guarantee Fund
A suggestion has been made that if
the financial shpwing is what is ex
pected when,^.the. expenses of the con
vention are Vaid that the guarantee
fund subscribed, which amounted to
something like $3,000, be -given back to
the subscribers. F. O. Schiffmann, a
prominent member of the' local aerie
believes that the entertainments will
nearly, if not, pay the expenses inci
dent to the c-onvention, and that there
fore the money, subscribed by business
men be returned. He said:
"At least I believe that a per cent of
the amount should be returned. It was
found impossible 'to get any great num
ber of the country members of the or
der to come, to-the.city at this time of
the year, with the result that the busi
ness men did not reap the benefit that
they expected".- Under the circum
stances I think it would only be fair to
return as much as possible of the
money that was subscribed to enter
tain the delegates. I will urge that
such a course be taken by the lodge."
Some of the members of the commit
tee in charge of the affair expressed
the opinion that there would be but
little left to divide among the contrib
utors unless t|pt returns from the pic
nic are greater-than there is reason to
expect that they will be. It is admit
ted that the attendance was a great
disappointment, for which no explana
tion can be offered. Members of the or
der were guaranteed fine entertain
ment, but did not- respond to the invi
State Fair Managers to Develop
Woman's Department
No department of the Minnesota state
fair has made more rapid development
than that devoted to the handiwork of
women. Formerly this division was stor
ed away in a small corner of the main
building. It has so outgrown its old ac
commodations that now it is housed in
the large building which not many years
scpo held the entire agricultural and hor
ticultural exhibit of the fair.
B. F. Nelson, of Minneapolis, is super
intendent of this division, and has as
his assistant Mrs. M. L. Luther, of Minne
apolis, who has charge of all the details
and who has given the premium list this
year a very careful revision. In a gen
eral way. the list is divided into two
classes. Class No. 75 is devoted to all
kinds of needle work embroidery, china
painting, tapestry painting, bead work
baskets, burnt wood, leather and velvet;
clay modeling,, designing, wood carving
and drawing. ; Besides these and many
other things, mating up some 160 sep
arate titles, there are premiums for the
best industrial exhibit from any school
in Minneapolis and St. Paul.
The other division of the women's de
partment is devoted to cookery, and in
cludes all softs of bread, cake," jelly and
jams, as well as pickles, candy and can
ned fruit. Exhibitors are requested to
file with the superintendent of the wom
en's building at tjtie time of making en
try, a recipe or formula for making, the
articles exhibited.
It is desired by the managers of the
fair that there be a very representative
exhibit by the women of Minnesota, and
those who have any interest whatever in
the subject are requested to send for
premium lists and entry blanks to Secre
tary E. W. Randall at the fair grounds,
and in due time to make their entries and
exhibit their articles.
The women's building will be enriched
this year by the exhibition of various ar
ticles which have in recent years been
shown at the women's federation quarters
in the club house on the fair grounds
The fair opens Aug. 29 and closes Sept.
3. There will be half-fare rates on all
Lieutenant Harrison at Fort Snelling Has
Exciting Experience on Sixth Street
Lieut. Archibald I. Harrison, of the
Twenty-first infantry, stationed at Fort
Snelling. had an exciting experience while
attempting to stop a runaway yesterday
evening on East Sixth street.
A pair of horses attached to a carriage
in which Lieut. Harrison and a party of
friends were riding took fright on Minne
sota street, and sharply turning the cor
ner into Sixth street, dashed up towards
Wabasha street. While Lieut. Harrison
was attemptirig to check the animals a
rein broke and he was unable to control
The horses tvere stopped, however, on
East Sixth street, between Cedar and
Wabasha streets, where the ascent made
it impossible for them to go fast.
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J. A. Neff and Wife Are Run
Down and Man Dies of
Within a few steps of the door of the
church where they had been attending
services. James A. Neff and his wife, an
aged couple, were run down by a street
car at the corner of Lynnhurst and Uni
versity avenues yesterday afternoon at 1
o'clock. Neff was fatally injured and died
as he reached St. Joseph's hospital. His
wife was seriously injured.
The old man and his wife, gray haired
and bent with age, left the church door
with a number of other worshipers, and
seeing a street car approaching, hurried
into the middle of the street as they sig
naled the motorman to stop. The car was
not in service on the interurban line, hav
ing left the midway station bound for
the Como line, and was approaching at a
high rate of speed.
As the car neared the crossing it slack
ened its speed and nearly came to a stop,
when the old couple reached the crossing.
Just as Mr. and Mrs. Neff stepped onto
the track to cross to the opposite side in
order to reach the gate of the car, the
motorman, John Silkworth, 9 Thompson
avenue, again turned on the power and
ran them down.
Neff was thrown backwards, and fall
ing upon his wife, shielded her from the
car. He fell under the fender with both
legs across the track. His wife was dash
ed to the ground, but fell clear of the
car. She suffered a compound fracture
of the right leg and received a deep cut
over the eye.
Wheels Crush Neff
Neff had no chance to save himself,
and the wheels of the car passed over his
legs, crushing them below the knees.
The injured man's first inquiry when
lifted from the track was for his wife.
Bystanders told him she had not been
seriously injured, but merely bruised.
"Thank God for that.'" he murmured. "I
would die if she were badly hurt." With
in half an hour he was dead at St.
Joseph's hospital.
The car was stopped after going about
a length and a half from the spot where
the old people were struck. Conductor
Granberry ran to a telephone to summon
aid. and Motorman Silkworth. with the
assistance of people from the church,
drew Neff from the track and lifted him
to the sidewalk.
Dr. F. L. Beckley arrived a few min
utes after the accident and set to work to
dress the injuries of the unfortunate
couple. The police ambulance and the St.
Joseph's ambulance arrived soon after, al
most at the same time, and the sufferers
were hurried away. Neff died as he reach
ed the hospital.
The body was removed to the county
morgue, where Deputy Coroner Whit
comb held a post mortem examination.
He said that death had been caused by
shock and hemorrhage.
Mrs. Neff was in a serious condition at
tfie hospital last night, suffering from her
fractured limb and other injuries. It was
said at \£he hospital that she would re
Though extremely weak, the woman was
able to give her account of the manner
in which she and her husband had been
run down.
Mrs. Neff T>lls of Accident
"We left the Methodist Free Mission,
at the corner of Lynnhurst and Univer
sity avenues, and saw the car coming. We
hurried across the sidewalk and into the
street, my husband waving his hand. The
motorman saw us and turned the brake.
The car slowed down as it reached the
crossing and we heard the air brake ex
haust as it slowed up. It was nearly stop
ped when we stepped on the track to get
across to the side the gate was on. The
motorman then suddenly started the car
and that is all I know."
Witnesses of the accident say that the
motorman must have seen the old couple
on the track in time to prevent striking
them, as the car was practically at a
standstill when they stepped in front of
Deputy Coroner Whitcomb said yes
terday that he would hold no inquest or
make no investigation, as "the death of
Mr. Neff was plainly caused by a casualty,
and the law provides that no inquest is
to be held in such cases."
Motorman Silkworth said he thought
that the old couple would remain..off the
track, and that he turned on the current
before they stepped in front of the car.
The police took the names of the train
-crew and permitted them to proceed with
the car
James A. Neff resided on a farm on
Prosperity avenue, near White Bear ave
nue, north of the city. He was seventy
two years old and hi*» wife was sixty-five
years old. He is survived by a married
daughter residing at Stillwater.
May Solve Disappearance
NEW YORK. June 26.—The mysterious
disappearance in this city of Henry Bax
ter Kingsley, a wealthy young Vermont
man, on Nov. 14 last, was recalled today
by the arraignment in the Tombs court of
Frank t,. Stewart, who was held for ex
amination tomorrow on the charge of be
ing a auspicious person.
Unions to Carry Out Plan of
Providing Own Prizes
The scheme of having the local unions
give the Labor day prizes will be car
ried out, it being announced that it will
not be necessary to solicit assistance from
outside sources.
Heretofore the practice has been to se
cure the prizes from merchants, but this
year it was determined to make an effort
to secure the necessary amount by sub
scriptions from the unions. Practically
all of the unions have made donations,
none having given less than $5, with the
result, it is claimed, that the prizes: will
this year be of greater value than at any
previous time.
It is expected that many new unions
will be seen in the parade this year, and
that the number marching will be "greater
than ever before.
Sunday Crowds Fearing Rain
Avoid Pleasure Spots
There is always something new at the
St. Paul public baths on Harriet island.
Yesterday the novel combination was the
fountain and the frogs. The fountain was
talked about, though invisible; thfe frogs
were both seen and di.scus.seU.
The frogs, the visible, green frogs, yel
low frogs and "greenery-yellevey " frogs,
each as big as a dinner plate, enjoyed
yesterday the prominence due to their
published career. They were the same
frogs whose song and jump had terrified
a railway coach full of passengers ap
proaching St. Paul. Yesterday the frogs.
in permanent quarters between the
guinea pigs and the. rabbits, demonstrat
ed occasionally their ability to outleap a
college athlete or a thoroughbred hunter.
But as night fell they cleared their yel
low throats and sang. They were heard
across the river; they might have been
heard at Fort Snelling.
Because of the cool weather ye.sterday
the attendance at the baths was much
restricted. But a few women and girls
bathing, and hardy boys cared little
for the freshness of the outside air while
they could dive and keep a-diving In
water as warm as 73 degrees.
In proportion as bathing became less
comfortable, exercise in the playground
became more alluring. Every swing, every
giant stride and every bicycle merry-go
round was filled throughout the after
noon at the boys' gymnasium and the
Among the unexpected allurements for
the visitors the vegetable garden took a
prominent place. Housekeeping couples
especially lingered about the fine iron
fences of the garden*, and wondered how
the land gardener, who is also the night
watchman, could grow "such splendid
things." Illustrative of what may be done
anywhere in a St. Paul backyard, onions
and radishes are flourishing on the island.
and also turnips, beans, peas, parsley,
spinach, lettuce, tomatoes and cabbages.
"A small family." said an expert, "'can
easily save $25 a year with such a garden,
besides securing fresh, clean vegetables
and healthful exercise and abolishing the
usual backyard rubbish hea-p."'
The tTowds going to other resorts about
the city yesterday were equally diminish
ed by the refreshing breezes that make a
city home in St. Paul more comfortable
than a cottage at most summer resorts.
Yet frequent cars ran to Lake Corao.
Fort Snelling and Indian Mounds park;and
the attendance at Como park, where the
Minnesota State band played afternoon
and evening, was large.
Railway trains received their proportion
of excursionists. Nor did the Mississippi
fail to entertain its usual visitors in
steamboats and in launches.
Mi-Fated SteSmer to Be Inspected by
Federal Authorities
NEW YORK. June 26.-Crowds with
heads bowed and uncovered, lined both
sides of East river today as the blackened
hulk of , the General Sloeum was towed
to a dock in Erie basin, where it is to be
inspected by the federal authorities.
The flags on the tugs ha vms the wreck
in tow were at half-mast and when pass
ing Barretto point, where the Slocura
sank and where so many lost' their lives,
the flags were dipped. AH the craft in
the harbor dipped their Hags as the flo
tilla passed.
One more body, that of a woman badly
burned and nut yet identified, was recov
ered today.
Tour attention is called to the Auction
Sale advertisement in the want columns
of a sale to he held at No. 4'.ir> Summit
avenue. Tuesday. June I*B. at 10 a. m.
Kavanagh Bros, company, auctioneers.
"When in doubt as to how your money
should be Invested, read "The Globe's
Paying Wants."
Labor Leaders Learn That
Agents of Employers' Asso
ciation Are at Work
A number of the local labor leaders are
of the opinion that through the use of de
tectives, or spies, the Employers' asso
ciation is aware of every movement being
made by the local unions, the result being
that a number of unions have begun an
effort to discover the identity of the al
leged emissaries.
The tip that a regular method of
espionage is being practiced on the
unions came from Indianapolis, and was
based upon the alleged confession of
Chidister C. Kidd. at the time president
of the Indianapolis Carpenters' union. It
is claimed that Kidd was suspected and
after being watched for some time it ta
asserted that sufficient evidence was se
cured against him to warrant his being
brought to trial before the union. Word
is sent forth that during a lengthy exam
ination Kidd confessed the offense, and
told a sensational story to the effect
that detective work for the Employers 1
association is being done from Cincinnati
and that there is hardly a union in the
country of any prominence that has not
representatives in its ranks.
It is claimed that he gave the names
of some of the men engaged in the work
in St. Paul, saying that these men re
port to Cincinnati, from whence the news
is sent to the local organization of em
ployers, thus giving them the advantage
in knowing the probable actions of a
given union long in advance.
Local men say that Kidd afterwards
asserted that he did not make the con
fession, and that he proposes to sue the
Indianapolis union for sending the state
ment broadcast over the country, and also
to secure reinstatement in "th*e union
from-which he was expelled.
Men Believe Reports
The result of the charge that there are
spies in nearly all of the unions hag been
the cause dtiring the past week of a
great many committee meetings about la
bor headquarters, and it is admitted that
In several instances it has been discov
ered that the employers have had ad
vanced information of the proposed course
of unions, and that therefore the alleged
Kidd statement mu?t be true.
Though they acknowledge that an in
vestigation is being made, the labor lead
ers will not discuss the developments,
but there is talk among the members of
the unions to the effect that a couple of
the alleged spies have been located, and
that they will- be brought before their
unions for punishment. Some of the
unions, fearful that there is a leak, are
transacting their most important busi
ness through committees, thus avoiding
the necessity of bringing before the gen
eral membership vital questions.
The alleged Kidd confession has aroused
the delegates to the Trades and Labor
assembly, but it is claimed that the in
vestigations made thus far indicate that
the espionage is confined almost entirely.
If not solely, to the building trades, which
includes the carpenters, the woodwork
ers, the plumbers, the bricklayers, struct
ural iron workers, painters and several
other unions. If such proves to be the
case, the discovery of the offenders will
be left to the most interested unions,
with the work under the direction of the
Building Trades council.
Since the formation of the Employers*
association there has been some talk of
espionage, but the alleged Kidd confes
sion was the first direct information that
the work was actually being done.
Sausage House Where Butcher Killed
His Wife Is Burned
CHICAGO. June 26. —The building
used a sausage factory by Adolph
Liuetgert, who died in the Joliet peni
tentiary, while serving a life sentence
for the murder of his wife, was de
stroyed by tire today.
The vats in which Luetgert is sup
posed to have destroyed the body of
his wife were burned with the «est of
the building in todays tire. The loss
on the building and contents is $100,000.
Is especially valuable during th«
summer season, when outdoor occu
pations and sports are most in order,
yield to it, and it is particularly
agreeable when used in the bath
after violent exercise.

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