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For St. Paul and Vicinity—Fair.
For Minnesota —Partly cloudy Tues
day, probably showers In north por
tion and cooler. Wednesday show
ers, cooler in southeast.
Bitterness Engendered by the Cam
paign Shows in Declarations of In
tention to Fight Even Beyond the
State Convention—Hennepin and
Ramsey Will Send Contesting Del
egations—Dunn Carries St. Louis-
Returns Received Give Dunn Lead
While Collins Claims All Doubtful
The hottest pre-convention fight in
the history of Republican politics of
Minnesota now threatens a split in the
Indications point to a Collins con
tention and a Dunn convention.
As a necessary corollary there will
be a Dunn ticket and a Collins ticket
In the field and the courts to be called
on to settle the legality of the con
It will be another case of La Follette
and anti-La Follette.
The split will not surprise those pol
iticians who have studied the record
of the past six months. The fight has
been waged with an increasing bitter
ness from day to day, culminating last
night in primaries in Ramsey and
Hennepin counties which for attend
ance and excitement have never been
equaled in the history of these towns.
Hundreds of men voted in precincts
where ordinarily dozens vote; and the
total vote in each city is probably
largely In excess of the normal party
vote on election day. Certainly this
proved the fact in Ramsey county.
In St. Louis county the fight was hot,
but nothing like the excitement ap
peared that was manifest in the Twin
Cities. The county was carried easily
for Dunn. There are, however, a big
lot of sore people at the head of the
lakes who are just sore enough to wel
come a bolt at the state convention.
From all over the state come reports of
hot primary fights and bitter feelings
engendered and it will take time to
heal the breaches that have been cre
ated in the gubernatorial fight of 1904,
even if the convention should succeed
in patching up its differences without
an open bolt.
But that a bolt is imminent cannot
be denied, and Republicans closest to
the Republican political game in Min
nesota make no effort to conceal their
apprehension of the state convention
on Thursday.
Fight Hinges on Today's Results
The fight will hinge about the results
of the county conventions today in
Ramsey and Hennepin. The country
districts appear to be strong for Rob
ert C. Dunn, the Princeton candidate
for governor, and last night", when all
the counties in the state had had their
primaries, The Globe figures, based
on information received through its
usual news channels and taken—with
due allowances —from the claims of
the rival candidates for governor, gave
the following results:
Dunn, 523.
Collins, 262.
Eddy, 25.
Doubtful, 164.
These figures do not include the re
turns from Ramsey and Hennepin
counties. In Ramsey county the fight
is so close—and incidentally so furious
—that it is almost sure that two county
conventions will be held and two sets
of delegates sent to the state conven
Incomplete returns of the precinct
Wife of a Homicide Is Crazed by
Special to The Globe
BEMIDJI, Minn., June 27.—1n a
drunken fight in the town of Buzzlo,
twenty miles north of Bemidji, Ole
Bakken, a homesteader, was stabbed to
death by Berswen Roan, a neighbor.
Roan was arrested and brought to this
city. He is crazed with grief over the
deed, which he says was committed in
self defense.
His wife went violently insane when
informed of her husband's crime and
eleven children are deprived of parental
care and will become public charges
pending the trial. Roan is a Norwe
gian and is unable to speak English.
battles in Ramsey county show on their
face that Collins is in the lead, but
there are four contests, and a number
of precincts failed to make report last
night to the Republican organization
headquarters in the Windsor hotel.
There are charges and counter
charges galore in the conduct of the
Ramsey county primaries and as the
organization is in the hands of the Col
lins men, there was talk last night of
a lurid type by the Dunn men who de
clared that they would not be bound
by the actions of the Collins crowd in
the Ramsey county organization, and
would take their case to the state con
Claim Dunn on First Ballot
The Dunn men refuse to accept the
figures suggested by The Globe's
estimate, and say that without either
Hennepin or Ramsey counties in the
state convention they are assured of
sufficient votes to nominate the Prince
ton man on the first ballot, and the
more optimistic insist that the nomi
nation will be made by acclamation.
George A. Flinn.. one of Dunn's
spokesmen, said last night at the Dunn
headquarters in the New York Life
building, that Mr. Dunn had enough
votes to ensure his nomination with
out the two big delegations from the
Twin Cities.
"We are feeling very fine over the
returns tonight from the twenty-one
counties that held their primaries. The
results exceeded our most sanguine ex
pectations, and St. Louis, Dakota, Lyon,
Murray, Sibtey, Washington and
Wright are among the counties to be
added to the Dunn scalp belt. There is
absolutely no doubt of Mr. Dunn's nom
ination. The country districts that
know Mr. Dunn best have stood by him
most manfully. There is no way in
which he can be jockeyed out of the
prize, and on Thursday it will be hand
ed to him by the Republican state con
vention. We are feeling pretty well
over the victory at our headquarters,
but, of course, are glad that the long,
hard contest is nearing an end. Mr.
Dunn is at his residence at Hamline
secure in the knowledge that he has
won the day."
The Collins men absolutely decline to
accept The Globe's estimate of the
situation. They not, only claim all the
votes that The Globes figures give
them, but they claim practically every
doubtful vote in the state and a large
number of the votes which many of the
newspapers give to Dunn in the size-up
of the situation. They say they have evi
dence of crookedness in the holding of
primaries in different points in the state,
in the interest of Dunn, and intimate
that money has been largely used by the
Dunn forces in the preliminary cam
Martin Claims Victory
The feeling among the Collins men,
based on the incomplete returns from
Ramsey county, at midnight took on
more of a tone of normal hopefulness
than at any time during the past few
days, and James A. Martin, manager for
Judge Collins, said at midnight:
Continued on Tenth Page
Ramsey Republican Caucuses
Wisconsin Man Hunt
Midway Cigar Machines Raided
Business Men Swell Celebration Fund
Work Suspended on Criterion Theater
PAGE 111
Minneapolis Matters
Editorial Comment
News of the Northwest
In the Sporting World
Of Interest to Women
News of the Railroads
Popular Wants
Financial and Commercial
May Be Prevented From Re
tiring on Mukden, Its
Special Cable to The Globe
NEW-CH WANG, June 27. — Gen.
Kuropatkin not only may find himself
unable to prevent the retreating Port
Arthur relief column under Gen. Sta
kelberg from being cut off from his
main army, but in a few hours the
whole Russian force possibly will be
blocked from retiring on Mukden by
the cutting of its line of communica
tions at Liau-yang, for yesterday one
of Gen. Kuroki's columns broke the
Russian defense in the mountains east
of Liau-yang and occupied the im
portant Mao Tien pass. The Japa
nese took the pass with little loss, after
driving back the Russians along the
main military road from Fung-wang to
The Japanese today command the
mountain roads leading to the penin
sula railway at Liau-yang, and it is
expected that before tomorrow they
will not be far from that city.
' Mao Tien pass is but a few miles from
Liau-yang, which has been Gen. Kuro
patkin's field base, being fed by the
Russian military depot at Mukden.
It Was the Poltava
Special Cable to The Globe
TOKYO, June 27. —The Russian bat
tleship sunk Thursday by Togo's fleet
was the Poltava. The Japanese res
cued most of the crew.
Japs Take the Offensive
"The enemy's right flank took the
offensive at 6 p. m. Our two compa
nies of sharpshooters and a company
of cavalry, commanded by Second Cap
tain Cerderberg, having dismounted,
put the Japanese battalion to full re
treat by well sustained point blank
volleys which inflicted considerable
"The fight continued until nightfall.
Thanks to the darkness we were able
to move our guns. A vacillating ad
vance of the enemy's infantry was
choked by the fire of our sharpshoot
ers and the fight ended at 9 p. m.
"Our losses were Staff Lieutenant
Colonel Romeiko Gourki, Lieut. Col.
Yakollef, Lieutenant of Cossacks Nevit
off, Second Lieutenant of Cossacks^ik
olaieff, Second Lieutenant Schidloski
and Second Lieutenant Hoffman and
twenty-six men killed and fifty-three
wounded, seven of them seriously. The
enemy's losses were considerable."
Fight With Advance Guard
ST. PETERSBURG, June 27.—The
general staff has received a dispatch
from Lieut. Gen. Sakharoff, dated June
26, saying:
"The following are the details of the
reconnaisance of the Japanese forces
made by a Russian detachment. At
1:30 a. m. the cavalry of our advance
guard drove the enemy from the
trenches of their advanced positions.
At 1:20 p. m. four Russian guns of the
mounted horse artillery had been plac
ed in position against the enemy's
right flank which they bombarded with
great success, the cordon retiring. The
ranks of the Japanese troops developed
a violent fusillade, which, however, was
almost without result.
"At this moment our infantry came
up and four companies were thrown
against the right flank of the enemy's
position, one company being held in
reserve to protect our right flank
against which two Japanese compa
nies were advancing.
"The enemy fell back under the en-
Continued on Third Page
When Election Time Comes Round
Federal Treasury Nearly $45,
--000,000 In the Hole
Special to The Globe
WASHINGTON, D. C, June 27. —
Three days more w.ill close the fiscal
year 1904 for the treasury department,
and the showing that is made will fur
nish the Democrats with one of their
prineijsal subjects in the coming presi
dential campaign. With the close of
business today the 1 total receipts for
the year were $533,613,030. and the ex
penditures $578,472,671, showing a defi
cit for the year of $44,^9,041.
Form the Prevaricators' Club and
Stretch Truth Till It Breaks
Special to The Globe
DES MOINES, lowa, June 27.—Main
taining that a lie well told and stuck
to is as good as the truth, some of the
most prominent business men of Dcs
Moines have formed for their own en
tertainment and social edifieatU>n the
"Prevaricators' Club," which has as its
feature occasionally the sudden flight
of the vivid imagination of some mem
ber woven into words of eloquence.
There are thirteen members, and to
the biggest liar by common consent is
awarded a leather medal. Since he
who held the badge of honor has just
moved from Dcs Moines to Minneapolis
and a substitute has been voted to his
place $>n the rolls, a meeting will be
called in the near future to determine
who shall wear the leather badge of
The organization had its inception
during the night on the "owl car,"
which passes the capltol building and
reaches out into the suburbs in the
east of the city. On these late jour
neys homeward these men were thrown
together and day by strove to outdo
the other by a story. The tales related
would make a sparkling literary volr
ume that would rival the ''Arabian
Takes the Place of Gen. Hyde as Chief
Globe Special Washington Service
1417 G Street
WASHINGTON, D. C. r June 27.—An
order was issuat at the war depart
ment today assisting Lieut. Col. Wil
liam Robinson pr. to duty as chief
quartermaster 4t the Department of
Dakota, to succeed Brig. Gen.- Hyde,
retired last week. Go!. Robinson is
now on sick leave at San Franctsco and
will go to St. Paul at the expiration of
his leave. —Walter E. Clark.
Assistant Prosecutor of Postal Cases
Will Soon Resign
WASHINGTON, D. C, June 27. —
Hugh J. Taggart, assistant United
States district attorney, who assisted
in the preparation a*>d prosecution of
the cases growing out of the Rostoffice
investigation, is to resign soon. It is
understood that a misunderstanding
with United States District Attqrney
Morgan H. Beach is the reason for his
Militiamen Cross to Minnesota
to Head Off Smith's
Special to The Globe
WINONA, Minn., June 27. —While
the approaches to Winona from Wis
consin are being closely guarded to
prevent Smith, the outlaw, crossing
into Minnesota at this point, anS the
river, both up and down stream, is be
ing closely watched at likely crossing
points, it is believed that the bandit is
between Trempealeau and Tay'or, Wis.
The principal development today was
the arrival at Trempealeau of two
bloodhounds from Superior. Dispatches
from Superior today stated that
bloodhounds had been sent from there
to Merrillan, but they were taken on to
Elroy and then back to Trempealeau.
Then a searching party started out in
the direction of Galesville and beyond.'
The report-at Trempealeau was that a
man Answering the description of the
bandit had been seen near Taylor this
morning and that he appeared to be
heading southwest, so that if he con
tinued in that direction he would be
likely to meet the party that set out
from Trempealeau this Sfternoon.
Once the trail of the bandit is really
found it is believed the bloodhounds
will make short work in running him
down. The hounds will not be unpro
vided with prop^ej^ scent. When the
outlaw was at Hixton early last week
he was seen to throw away a pair of
overalls, and these have been preserv
ed and are now with the party in
charge of the hounds. It is believed
that about the only way in which the
bandit could baffle these blooded ani
mals would be to frequently take to the
water, thus covering up his trail.
The greatest excitement prevails be
tween Winona and Merrillan, and de
tachments of militia are at every sta
tion keeping a close watch. Today two
carriage loads of militiamen crossed
the river at this point and went down
on the Minnesota side to guard against
the bandit crossing over into this state
without being caught.
Makes Barber Shave Him Quick
LA CROSSE, Wis., June 27.—John
Smith, the slayer of Sheriff Harris,
who was reported about to attempt the
crossing of the Mississippi river at
Winona, has turned south and is now
believed to be in hiding in the Black
river bottoms, between North Bend and
Holmen, this county. A man answer
ing his description appeared in a bar
ber shop on the outskirts of La Crosse
Saturday and forced the barber by
threats to shave off his mustache in a
hurry. He is believed to be in a swamp
at Merrillan, Wis.
The town constable at Holmen has
arrested a suspicious character there
and he will be held for further infor
mation. He does not, however, closely
answer the description of Smith.
One Is Shot and Killed on a Farm the
Men Worked Jointly
Special to The Globe
HURON, S. D., June 27.— H. L. Hub
bard shot and killed W. G. Cakebread
this afternoon on a farm west of Hu
ron. The farm- was worked jointly by
the men, and the shooting resulted
from a quarrel over a piece of work.
Majority of Delegates to County Con
vention Today Is Claimed by Both
Factions as Result of Last Night's
Primaries --- Opposing Managers
Assert Claims to Disputed or Miss
ing Delegations and a Bolt Is Prac
tically Assured
At 2:30 this morning it was said by the all-night politicians at the Wind
sor that an arrangement of the trouble might be brought about. A proposi
tion for a compromise had been made by the Collins people. A telephone
message indicated a desire for such a conference and a number of the local
Dunn men were considering it. They would make no statement about the
Dunn Collins Contested Missing
At Dunn headquarters 180 132 0 0
At Collins headquarters 128 184 0 0
The Globe returns 117 150 15 30
• "After a conference with the leading men in the different wards who
have been elected as Dunn delegates, we have found that there have been
regularly elected 168 Dunn delegates to 144 for Judge Collins.
"The Collins men, thinking that they can gain control of the conven
tion, have trumped up contests in several of the precincts. These con
tests have no weight, as is shown by the action of the Collins men in
several of the wards, r ■'■', ', ;^.^;
. "In the Fifth precinct of the Third ward the caucus was held in a dwell
ing and admittance was refused the voters. The Collins men requested the
voters to hand their ballots through a window. This they'^cfusfco ip * " o ,
and the voters organized a lawful caucus on the porch, ai^S^JSlJfc^^e
publicans were allowed to vote. -~*&T*fi^v.*--'.'
--;l'1n the Eleventh precinct of the Fourth ward the caucus of the Collins
men was held in a : bairn, although the call designated a different place.
"In the Third precinct of the Eighth ward 7 the Collins men withdrew
from the regular caucus, when they found they were fairly beaten, and
held a rump caucus. '
"These.are all samples of the contests upon which fhe supporters of
Judge Collins hope to gain control of the county convention.
"We expect that numerous contests of this kind will be brought m or
der that legally elected delegates may be deprived of their seats, but we
will insist upon fair treatment and the seating *of the regularly elected
delegates. - :V
"We have decided to recommend Gen. X W. Childs for temporary
; chairman of the convention." ,-;. '-:".-•** ■-».-• --•
■ . —Eli Warner, for, the Dunn Forces.
;•■ "Collins has carried Ramsey county by a safe majority. He will have 184
votes on the first ballot, while Dunn will have but' 128, if that many. We
are not excepting any contests or missing precincts, but are giving the
votes to one or the other of the candidates. We depended upon the re
turns at headquarters for our information." . s .
« ;; —James A. Martin, for the Collins Forces.
There is every prospect that Ramsey
county will send contesting delegations
to the Republican state convention,
which is to be held in St. Paul Thurs
day. As a result of the hard battle at
the primaries in this county last night
both the Dunn and Collins forces are
claiming victory in the county, and no
matter which faction wins out in to
day's county convention it is believed
the losing side will appeal to the state
On the face of the figures tabulated
from returns made at the city and
Thirty-three Jamaicans Lose
Lives by Accident
KINGSTON, Jamaica, June 27.—
Thirty-three persons were killed by
an accident which took place near
Spanish Town, ten miles west of
Kingston, today in the man conduit
of the West Indian Electric company,
which operates the street cars from
Kingston. Nearly 100 laborers had
been detailed to remove sand from the
enormous pipe which is nearly a mile
long and conveys water from the in
take on the Rio Cobra to the turbines
of the power house.
The work had practically been com
pleted when orders were given to al
low a small quantity of water to en
ter the conduit. Through misappre
hensions accident or carelessness, the
full force of water was turned on and
a mad struggle to escape by means of
the manholes ensued, with the result
that thirty-three persons were killed.
World's Fair Financial Showing
ST. LOUIS, Mo., June 27.—The na
tional commission for the world's fair
states that the balance on hand March
31 was $1,847,627, and on April 30 the
amount on hand was $1,451,277. The
total receipts to April 30 were $15,
--178,326, and the disbursements were
county committee headquarters at the
Windsor hotel last night, the Collins
people appear to have the better chance
to win out in the convention today,
but the Dunn forces are claiming vic
tory and will go into the convention
prepared to make a hard fight.
At the time the county committee
headquarters were closed last night
there were a number of precincts miss
ing, and contests in four different pre
cincts had been declared. The number
Continued on Tenth Page
Man Who Saw a Murder Tells
Astonishing Story
FOND DU LAC, Wis., June 27.—A
man about thirty years of age fished
himself out of the Fond dv Lac river
in this city today and afterwards told
a weird story of being kidnaped in Chi
cago and taken on board a freight train.
He says he remembers nothing after
he was taken on the train until he
awoke to find himself In the river.
Then he managed to get to the shore
and sought for a place where he could
dry his clothes. He borrowed 50 cents
and telegraphed to Chicago friends to
send him money to pay his fare home.
The man said his name was Joseph
Krosek and that his home is in Chi
His mother, who kept a boarding:
house in that city, was murdered by a
boarder last week in a fit of anger
about the dinner, and the son was one
of the principal witnesses against him.
He believes that it was friends of the
murderer who threw him into the riv
er, hoping that he would drown so that
his evidence could not be given on the
CHICAGO, June 27.—The Chicago
police declare that no woman named
Krosek was murdered in this city last
week nor a% any other time. The name
Joseph Krosek does not appear in the
city directory.

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