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THE MINNEAPOLIS JOIMNAL.
PBICE TWO VEX%% :: :, -■ . ' ~ MONDAY EN;gx[^rMAWll 'li, 11.01. " 12 PAfflMtv
NO TERMS TO
Unconditional Surrender, a
London Paper Says.
LIKE THE CONFEDERACY
Variety of Surrender Rumors Afjt
Afloat in London.
BURGHERS SAID TO BE CHANGING
Man}-, It I« Reported, Are Preparing
to Take I p Anna for the
itmw York Sun Special Smevlom
render such as the United States de
manded of the confederacy at the end of
the civil war must be England's attitude
toward the Boers, in the opinion of the
This morning's issue of the paper, deal-
Ing editorially with the pending nego
tiations between General Botha and Lord
The most that can be ganted General Botha
is the assurance that the Dutch leaders and
general* will not be punished: in other
words, the assurance of their personal
There can be no stipulations bearing on the
political situation of the Transvaal and the
Orange colony. The British government must
imitate the conduct of President Lincoln's ad
ministration, which, In 1865, refused to em
barrass itself with pledges regarding the fu
ture organizations of government in the con
quered southern states.
All sort 9 of reports are rife in London
with reference to General Botha's capitu
lation. One of them states that the war
office expects it to take place "'this
week." Dispatches from Amsterdam
quote the members of Mr. Kruger's en
tourage as giving Tuesday "as the pos
•ible day of the surrender." General
Botha himself is said to be not unwill
ing to si'bmit at once, but he is experi
encing difficulty in persuading his com
mau-Unts of the wisdom of that course,
borne or them holding out for terms.
Lord Kitchener is in almost hourly
communication with London concerning
the situation. His instruction, emanat
ing directly from the imperial cabinet,
are und«?»- s . I;KK j to order him to stand
firm tcr unconditional peace.
American a I*rl*oiwr.
London, March 11.—The Lorenzo Marques
correspondent of the Daily Mail, in reporting
tae compulsory embarkation of surrendered
Boers on a Portuguese transport, st.-ites that
an American officer named Martinson objected
to being: taken to Lisbon and sought the pro
tection of his consul, who appealed unavaH
ing-ly to the governor. Martinson was then
arrested and placed on the transport. He
stated that he resigned from title United
State* army to join the Boer=
Report That They Are Tak
ing Up Arms for the
Bloemfontein, March 11.—De Wet is re
ported to be moving northward steadily
at the rate of twenty-five miles a day,
with a view of crossing the railway to the
eastward, and he should now be west of
Several small commands are in posses
sion of the southeast portion of Orange
River Colony, from which garrisons at
Dewetsdorp, Weepner, Smlthville and
Rouxville have been withdrawn.
A great proportion of the former ene
mies of Great Britain in South Africa now
frankly throw their lot with the British.
Brandfort, Kroonstadt and Bloemfontein
companies, ex-burghers are now baaring
arms again»t the Boers. They state their
object is not to operate against their for
mer comrade*, but to defend their homes
and property against marauding bands.
Every town in the Free State occupied by
the British will soon become a center of
British Influence extending a long dis
tance in their vicinity.
Over 13,000 refugees are now within the
British lines, and many of them demand
arms and permission to take the field. If
their requests are granted it will be easy
lo gat 2,000 ex-burghers enrolled on the
FINNISH PAPER SUPPRESSED
Another Step in the RnsiNifieutiun of
: the Government.
»te York Sun Special Service
Stockholm, March 11.—A dispatch from
Helsinfors, Finland, says that the
Halamatlnen, a daily newspaper of that
place, has been permanently suppressed
by the authorities. This is but another
step in the gradual Russification of Fin
land, which the authorities hope to effect
by stifling all free speech and criticism of
the government by the press. Every one
of the Helsingfors journals that has at
tempted to censure the government* has
been punished with either permanent or
WHIP THE PREACHER
North Carollnana Object to the
JV««r York Sun Special Service
Chattanooga, Term., March 11.—News
has Just reached here of a Whitecapping
Incident in Cherokee county, N. C, fifteen
miles from EHicktown, Term. "The Sanc
tified" church's mode of worship had be
come repugnant to the citizens.
Some time since the church house was
burned, but one rof the preachers re
mained after being notified to leave. A
crowd of twenty-two went to the house of
P. Berroug, where the preacher was
boarding. The preacher was dragged out
of the house and given thirty-nine lashes
with a blacksnake whip. He was ordered
to leave the community, which be did.
LIKE DR. CRONIN
Martin Lnndln'i Body Found in a.
Chicago Catch Hut in.
JVeto York Sun Special Sirrtee
Chicago, March 11.—In a small catch
basin at Seventy-fifth street and Vin
cenne» avenue, with bruises about the
arms, legs and head, the body of Martin
Lundin was found yesterday morning by
Circumstances lead the police to believe
that Lundln was murdered.
PARKHURBT CALLS ON BRYAN.
New York, March 11.—William J. Bryan's
day in town yesterday was marked chiefly
by the call upon him of Rev. Dr. Charles
H. Parltnurst. The clergyman noted Mr.
Bryan in a pew at the morning services and
called Immediately after. He expressed re
gret at not finding Mr. Bryan at his room*
% the Hoffman house.
Most of Minnesota Escaped
Communication With the East All
*^O/y H *^ but Impossible.
REPAIRS .^' JJADE RAPIDLY
Minneapolis Whh Not Touched by
the Blizzard— Sent
__' From Here..
Minneapolis is practically shut off from
telegraphic communication with the east
?xctTl!-uT ""w*ay "tit "Omaha and Winnipeg
This is the result of a blizzard* in the
southern part of this state, in Wisconsin
and Illinois. The storm extended to In
diana and lowa. The sleet that accom
panied the storm broke down the tele
graph and telephone poles and wires by
Minneapolis has again proved its right
to the title of the capital'of the winter
warm-weather belt. Within fifty miles
of the city snow was being driven along
at the rate of forty miles an hour, form
ing drifts which made travel impossible.
while in town there was no unusual dis
turbance further than a stiff wind and
one-sixty-fourth of an inch of snow. Wi
nona and Albert Lea experienced the
worst storms of the year. At Winona
the snow Is about nine inches on the level.
D. G. Mclntosh, of the North American
Telegraph company, says that the storm is
the worst one the company has had to
contend with. The great loss to the com
pany is between Dubuque and Chicago,
along the Burlington. In one spot alone
fifty-five poles were lost. The line is
generally pretty well demolished. There
is not a single wire to-day to Chicago di
rectly. The business is being handled via
the Soo line to Winnipeg and San Fran
cisco. There is only one line available
from 'Frisco to Chicago, so the business
is osmewhat hampered. Until early this
morning it was, pcsisble to reach New York
via Winnipeg and Montreal, but that line
failed to-day east of Winnipeg and com
unication was abandoned. Mr. Mclntosh
says that all the men that the company can
ge hold of are on eh ground.
Special Kellef Train.
I A lot of poles and other supplies have
been sent to the scene of destruction by
a special train. Neither the North
American nor the Western I'nion is doing
business ofr the wheat men, and the
chamber is practically <iead to-day. Both
lines are refusing the business. Manager
Cassidy of tho Western Union has a du
plex line working slow to Chicago by
the way of Burlington and Odar Rapids.
Hundreds of men are at work replacing
the broken poles. The sleet collects on the
wires so that they become as big as a
man's arm. The poles become as big as
trees, and when the iron bolts and the oak
cross arms become covered with ice they
BB*p like pipe steins. About 1,000 of the
poles are down. The chief trouble is be
tween Milwaukee and Chicago and farther
east. This is an unusual storm for the
northwest, says Mr. Oassidy, but they are
frequent in the eastern part of the coun
try. There is a belt along the Wabash
railroad in llinois and Indiana which
gives a good deal of trouble. The com
pany is doing all that can be done for the
resumption of business and are even now
accepting messages subject to delay. It
is expected that lines will be in working
order in a short time.
The Milwaukee mail train last evening
was about three hours late, as a result of
the wires being down on the tracks and
because of the inability of the train dis
patchers to run the trains without wire
The storm which made this trouble was
first noticed up near the state of Wash
ington. On Saturday morning it was in
northern Texas and west of the Missis
sippi valley. It is now departing by the
way of the St. Lawrence. It is raining in
TraiiiM Xot Mnch Delayed.
The blizzard did not have as serious
effect on train movements, as was feared.
Xone of the trains into St. Paul to-day
from the snow-bound districts was more
than ninety minutes late. The Wisconsin
Central train from Chicago arrived but
one hour late. Milwaukee Xo. 1 was on
titae and the fast mail was only about
fifty minute& late. The Omaha's Chicago
train was practically on time. The Bur
lington lulled in but thirty-five minutes
behind schedule. The Great Western
passenger train, due about noon, was re
por'ed as being one hour and ten minutes
late. These delays are inconsiderable in
view of the violence and scope of the
blizzard. The northern lines have escaped
entirely, and, in fact, all northwestern
railroads have enioyed a remarkably fa
Inquiry at the office of the Minneapo
lis & St. Louis railroad elicited the in
formation that but little damage has re
sulted along their lines as the result of
the severe storm throughout the norh
west. Xear Albert Lea, lowa all wires
are down and west of that point for some
distance there is much snow and conse
quent delay in traffic. Aside from those
places the road has not suffered.
'Chnnsre Knocked Out.
The grain and stock markets are com- '
pletely demoralized by the blizzard and
readers who follow the reporta closely will
find many of the usual Monday morning
items missing entirely and others very in
complete. On the floor of the Chamber of
Commerce the session this morning was as
dull as can well be imagined for the rea
son that there was practically no news
from the outside world. At the start every
line of communication was blocked. The
only news was some scraps of quotations
from a grain ticker in one of the brok
ers' offices which threw out a few quota
tions and then broke off short
About 10:30 the trade wire to Duluth
got back into shape, but there was no
communication with Chicago or Xew York
up to noon. The stock tickers are all
down, and no complete reports of New
York stock exchange business were ob
tainable to-day. The correspondents for
Chicago private wire houses made every
effort to communicate over public lines
after it was clear that their own operators
could do nothing, but their attempts were'
only partly successful. Lewis & Co got
occasional telegrams, but it was difficult
to keep in touch. Watson & Co. had word
from their Chicago correspondents about
noon, saying that there was one wire
working between the New York produce
exchange and Chicago board of trade, but
that quotations were very irregular.
All of the country from the Missouri
river to the Atlantic coast was swept
by the storm.
One of the Worst Storms of the Sea
son About Chicago.
Chicago, March 11.—One of the worst
wind storms of the Reason atruck Chicago
early yesterday and during the two hours
that it was at its height damaged prop
erty throughout the city to the extent of
$175,000. Many heavy plate glass windows
were blown in.
Telegraph and telephone companies were
the worst sufferers. Thousands of pole*
LOOK FOR A SPEEDY FINISH.
It Is Reported That Mrs. Botha Is Conducting Peace Negotiations.
were blown down, and Chicago was prac
tically isolated from the west and north
west by telephone and telegraph all day
yesterday. It is.estimated that 5,000 tel
egraph poles were blown down.
The storm is believed to have been the
most severe in southern Wisconsin. Along
a short stretch of the Milwaukee in south
ern Wisconsin 500 telegraph poles were
down. Reports from many points in In
diana and Kentucky also indicate heavy
damage from the storm.
Most of the shipping was protected in
winter quarters, so that the damage done
to it was slight.
Neillsville—The most severe storm of
the season prevailed here yesterday.
Eau Claire—About six inches of snow
fell yesterday. The electric railway is
operated with difficulty and trains are
Chippewa Falls—A snowstorm raged all
day. Trains are all delayed. Traffic on
the Eau Claire interurban was demoral
ized. The wind blew forty miles an hour.
Black River Falls—The storm which
began here yesterday morning was the
heaviest of the winter. The heavy wind
made many of the roads almost impass
able. Over a foot of snow fell.
La Crosse —The worst snowstorm of the
season occurred yesterday. A foot of
snow had fallen by night, and a blizzard
wind piled up the huge drifts that se
riously interfered with all kinds of
traffic. Telegraph lines between this city
and Milwaukee have been down and all
the telephone wires are damaged. Rail
road lines in all directions are having
Kenosha—The most severe March storm
that has ever struck Kenosha and the
surrounding territory' began yesterday.
In its fury the storm carried away tele
phone and telegraph poles and left a path
of ruin behind it. The electric light wires
The DesPlaines river is out of its
banks, and it is feared that a serious
flood will follow in the wake of the
Winona—The worst storm of the win
ter prevailed here yesterday. The snow
fall was seven inches, and this, with a
thirty-five-mile wind, gave this vicinity
its first real touch of winter. All trains
on the railroads are delayed.
Albert Lea—The most severe snow and
wind storm of the winter prevailed here
yesterday, and the roads are badly
drifted. At least six inches of snow fell.
A high wind was a feature.
Grand Rapids—Yesterday's wind, sleet
and rainstorm almost paralyzed the state
telephone service. The line of the Mich
igan Telephone company about lona is a
mass of tangled iron and broken poles.
The Citizens' company is also badly
crippled. At St. Joseph 400 telephones
were burned out by contact with trolley
wires. In Benton Harbor the wires of
the company are all down.
Detroit—Over 1,000 telephones were
rendered useless by the rain, which fell
and froze. The thirty-mila-an-hour wind
which accompanied the rain raised havoc
with the wires, weighed down as they
were by the ice. Officials of the Mich
igan Telephone company estimated their
total loss at $20,000.
CITf IM DAKKXESS
Streets Caved In From the Flood in
*'•« York Sun Special Service
Owensboro. Ky., March 11.—A terrific
rain and hail storm raged here, the most
severe in years, and with it came a water
spout that wrought great damage in the
heart of the city. The streets were flood
ed and cellars in the business districts
A serious break in a sewer at Main and
Davis streets damaged the water and gas
mains, causing the supply of water and
gas to be cut off to consumers in the heart
of the city.
The break in the sewer started Main
street to caving in, and valuable business
blocks were in peril. Davis street be
tween the new Temple theater and Ander
son's department store caved in. The
electric lights went out, and the city was
In total darkness.
>K\VS SERVICE CRIPPLED
Preaa Dlapatche* Are Compelled to
Go a Kound-Abont Way.
The Associated Press wires, like the
rest of lihe telegraph service, suffered
from the blizzard down Chicago way, and
while Minneapolis is not entirely cut off
from the news of the world to-day, it is
only with difficulty that news dispatches
were got through. There was no direct
communication with Chicago, and dis
patches had to so a round-about way to
avoid the storm region, and they came
into Minneapolis from the west. The
wire facilities in that direction are too
limited for the increased demand, which
necessarily cut down the news disoatcb.es.
England's Reply to Senate
DELIVERED TO MR. HAY
Rejection of Senate Amendments Is
NEXT STEP LEFT TO AMERICA
Britiah Annwer Reflects tue Wish
for an International l»lh
Washington, March 11.—The answer of
the British government to the Hay-
Pauncefote treaty amendment made by
the senate was received to-day by the
British ambassador and communicated to
It probably reflects the earnest wishes
of the British government to have Nica
raguan waterways international in char
acter, instead of confined to the I'nited
The British answer is a dignified but
complete rejection of the senate amend
ments, and it leaves upon the United
Stales government the responsibility for
any further action.
BOILER BLOWS UP
Eight Bodies Have Already Been
Taken From the Ruins.
DOREMUS LAUNDRY IN CHICAGO
Fully Twenty-five Are Injured. Some
of Whom Are Likely
Chicago. March 11.—The boiler of the
Iloremus laundry, occupying part of the
old Waverly theater building on West
Madison street, between Throop and
Loomis streets, blew up so9a after 8
o'clock this morning, and up to noon eight
bodies had been taken from the ruins.
The list of injured will reach twenty-five,
a number of whom will die. Several other
employes are reported missing.
The following is a list of the dead so
far as known:
EMMA SEABRAZKI. 18 year* old.
MIXXIE OLSEX, 36 year sold.
GEORGE PIHJL. engineer
BESSIE KIXCABA, IS years old
MARTHA JACOBI, 21 years of age
KATHEKLNE KELJ.Y. 18 years of age
OXE UXKXOWX. IXIHEXTIFIKD MAX.
One or two people are supposed to be
buried in the smoking ruins, including
William Dean, aged 10. who was in his
lather's restaurant at the time of the ex
plosion, aad has not been seen since.
The following laundry employes are re
ported as missing:
'lor ii.-Kin in T«-\hn.
Will's Point. Texas, March 11.—A tornado
passed through the west side of this place
at 11 o'clock Saturday morning, demolishing
everything it its track.
Four persons are dead and about twenty in
jured. Fourteen dwelling-houses were" en
tirely ruined and a number of others are bad
ly wrecked. The public school building is
a total wreck. The <ottou oil mill is dam
aged and the largest gin plant is iv ruins.
Wind in Kentucky.
Fulton, Ky., March U —At Clinton, twenty
negro cabiue were demolished, two negroes
being mortally injured. Part of Marvin col
lege was unroofed, and the waterworks plant
was destroyed and fight freight oars were
blown from the tra<-k. At Hickman, the
BttDtist c&urcb was destroyed by wiud.
IT FAILED TO
Plight of the Minneapolis
$300,000.00 IS MISSING
There Has Been No Malversation
BUT THE LAW WAS NOT OBEYED
BenideM the Amount Diverted the
ItaiiKitu Shortage mount*
to Nearly $UO,OOO.
In response to a request from the Hen
nepin delegation iv the legislature. City
Engineer Sublette has been making an
investigation into the affairs of the per
manent improvement revolving fund. The
delegation wanted some facts as to the
condition of the tun, and past* disposition
of the same, before taking up the bill
now pending for the raising of $250,000
for permanent improvements by a bond
issue. It was almost an Augean task, but
was finally completed Saturday night and
the report will be submitted to the dele
This fund originally consisted of $1,000,
--000, raised by the issuance of bonds in 18<.i2.
of this amount $100,000 was diverted into
the sinking fund and. theoretically, the
other $900,000 should be "revolving" in
circulation to-day. The investigation
shows, however, about $300,000 less than
that sum now on the books to the credit
of this fun. in exact figures. $5%,313, of
which $61,583 is classed as unavailable, be
ing money in this fund lost through the A.
C. Haughan shortage.
A Tank for Kxpert*.
The city engineer has made no effort
at this time to trace the missing $300,000.
It is estimated that it would take two
experts several months to solve the prob
lem. Some of the fund is known to have
been lost on delinquent assessments. Ad
verse rulings of the courts and the state
auditor have beenr esponsible for the dis
appearance of other sums; but the bulk
of the missing money has been used to
meet assessments for permanent improve
ments levied against state, city and rail
road property. These should come from
the permanent improvement fund, it is
said, which is money raised by direct
taxation each year, but in practice it has
be«H the rule until recently to draw on
the revolving fund to meet these expenses.
Theoretically, the revolving fund should
be the same to-day that it was when the
fund was originated, leas the money taken
out for the sinking fund and the Haugan
losses, and if the law had been obeyed
strictly to the letter it would be, and there
would be no necessity now for a new bond
Rmnlt Same In Effect.
.In effect, however, the result is prac
tically the same. The money thus di
verted from the revolving fund would
otherwise have come out of the taxpay
ers in the form of direct taxes. Never
theless, it was plainly the intention at
the start to keep this fund intact, and if
the new: bond issue for permanent im
porvements is authorized, it will, . no
doubt, be plainly stated in the bill that
the money so raised is strictly for re
volving fund purposes and no other.
But even if the bill passes the legisla
ture, there will be no occasion for the
city council to.borrow more than a small
part of the sum at this time,, as only a
limited amount can become available for
improvements this season/owing to the
fact that there is not the money in the
permanent improvement fund to meet
the expense of street intersections. The
board of tax levy at its annual meeting
in October determines the amount to be
raised . for this purpose. and includes it
in the tax levy. There was no thought
at the last meeting of the board of any
coming bond issue, and, of course, no
allowance was made for more than the,
usual limited amount of paring and other
street.improvements. it will be possible
to go ahead next year, however, on I a
liberal scale. '
TRIED TO SET FREE
Guard Cunningham, at the State Prison in Still
water, May Join His Former Charges
as a Comrade.
Inveigled Into a Conspiracy by Convict Leland
and His Sweetheart, Miss Ada Hubbell
Special to The Journal.
Stillwater, Minn., March 11.—Patrick F.
Cunningham, a guard at the prison, and
Ada Hubbell, a woman of St. Paul,'find
themselves in the Washington county jail
charged with a crime which seems likely
to land both of them as convicts in the
penitentiary. They formed a plot to ef
fect the escape from the prison of Eflward
Leland, a notorious criminal, received
from Minneapolis on Oct. 30. 1899, to serve
a ten-year sentence for robbery in the
The plans laid for the escape read like
a novel and prove conclusively that the
Hubbell woman is sharper than a razor,
and that, like a spider weaving its web,
she wove a spell around Cunningham, the
guard, from which he could not escape.
As a result he is in custody awaiting the
time when he will be a prisoner in the
very prison where for more than a year
he had been the trusted guardian of con
victs. Cunningham, it seems, refused the
bribe first offered, but his natural greed
and the glib language of the woman at last
overcame his scruples and he consented to
join the conspirators and be a medium of
communication, and more, between L.e
land and the woman.
The First Feelers.
Early in December Leland approached
Cunningham and asked him if the key
that unlocked the cells was the same that
unlocked the doors leading to the yards.
To this question Cunningham says he paid
no attention, and a day or two later Le
land asked him if he would like to make
$100 or more in an easy manner. Cun
ningham said he would not object if the
business waa straight and above board, as,
like others, he needed the money. Lelaud
again broached the matter of the key that
unlocked the cell room and said he wanted
a key of that kind. Cunningham said he
could give him no aid on a proposition of
that character, and the interview closed.
(.naril Meetn the Woman.
Leland was nor discouraged, however,
ami a few days later told the guard that
a St. Paul woman wanted to see him and
would meet him at a certain corner in that
city. The guard fell into this trap, con
sented to seek the woman, whom he did
not know even by sight, and a little later
went to St. Paul and met Miss Hubbell in
the manner proposed by the convict.
Miss Hubbell told Cunningham that she
had $43» belonging to Leland whkh she
wanted Cunningham to take charge of.
Several other meetings took place between
ihe pair, either in Si. Paul or Stiliwater,
and very early In the game she broached
the plan of the escape of Leland and of
fered Cunningham various sums of money
to take part. He was cold to her blandish
ments at ihe outset, but in the end he
succumbed and finally agreed to furnish
the convict with a" key that would unlock
the cell room door leading to the yard.
The money was paid over to Cunningham
in January and soon after he approached
another guard, who has not yet been ap
prehended, and asked him if he could se
cure a key that would unlock the cell room.
Cunningham agreed to pay $25 for such a
key and finally secured a promise he
should have it. The second guard soon
after left the prison, but it is generally |
believed that he carried on the conspiracy
with Miss Hubbell in St. Paul. Eventually
the key was turned over to Cunningham,
but when he tested it on Sunday morning^
March 2, he found that it would not un
lock the door and that the work up to
that time had been practically fruitless.
Leland was apprised of the situation in a
note written by Cunningham, and the latter
in the same manner of communication was
advised to get materials with* which an
impression of the key in uae could be
TORTURED BY THE REBELS
THEY KILL FRIEXDL.Y FILIPINOS
Some Are Hurled Alive— Are
Active Even Within Amer
Manila, March 11.—The trial of the nine
natives charged with murdering Quisim
bing, president of Oalamba. because he
was friendly to the Americans, discloses
how the insurgents terrorized the natives
even in the territory occupied by Ameri
Members of the secret society known as
Minioducats systematically abducted and
killed Filipinos favoring American rule.
In two months the ("aiamba Mandoducats
killed forty-nine native*. The victims
usually were buried alive. Fear kept the
An officer, General Cailles, organized and
directed the operations of the Mandlodu
cairt in Calaaiba. Bynag and other towns
in Laguna province. The ringleaders were
arrested and many suspecis were held
pending an investigation. The arrests ef
fectually checked the operations of the
TAKE OFF WHEAT DUTY.
Rome, .March 11.—At a meeting of 3.(KiO
radicals and socialists, it was resolved to
appeal to the government to abolish the duty
Salary a Million a Year
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• New York. March 11.—Instead of the modest $800,000 a year repotted as his
remuneration for presiding over the affairs of the Unled States Steel corporation,
Charles M. Schwab will draw a salary of $1,000,000.
The figures were given authoritatively by one of the members of the steel
combine. . ■
- Mr. Schwab's contract with, the corporation Is.for. five years.
made. Cunningham accepted the commis
sion and wrote back he would secure th«
materials in St. Paul
< oßDißgham'i Sadden Call.
On Saturday last the guard exhibited a
telegram to the warden which said that
i-unninghanis sister was dying and that
he must come at once if he wanted to
see her alive. Cunningham asked for
permission to go home and it waa accord
ingly granted. Warden Wolfer had al
ready become suspicious of Cunningham,
and lost no time in preparing to stalk him.
The warden had seen the Hubbell woman
with the guard and he knew that after the
chapel exercises a week before Cunning
ham had met her and walked down the
street with her. When Cunningham set
out for St. Paul officers of that city were
requested to watch him. He spent part
of Thursday with the Hubbell woman and
was also seen with several ex-convicts.
A search warrant was secured about
the same time, Cunningham's trunk waa
searched and evidence of his connect ion
with the conspiracy uncovered. It was
also found that Cunningham had engaged
a special box at the postofflee and had
been receiving letters for Leland and him
self, principally from the Hubtoell wom
an. Cunningham was closely watched
during Thursday, Friday and Saturday
and was arrested Saturday afternoon on,
an interurban car by J. S. Glennon. cell
room keeper at the prison, who had been,
sent out by the warden.
The office in the twine shop, where
Leland worked, was searched for
evidence, but the only thing found was a
lot of torn notes in a wastebasket. Some
of these were carefully pasted together
and their contents confirmed all sus
picions. One from the guard and an
other from the woman outlined all the
plans of the conspiracy and what was to
be done with Leland after he was once
outside the prison wall.
'•'"'• Women Arrented.
Cunningham was brought here and locked
up. but ell the details of the crime and the
means taken to prove his guilt were care
fully concealed until yesterday afternoon
when Glennan arrived from St. Paul with
two women, one of whom waa Miss Hub
bell and the other Miss Sadie Cook of
Minneapolis, Cunningham's sweetheart. It
is not thought the latter had any share in
the plot, but she will be held as a witness
for the state and Is likely to be an im
portant one, as she at once handed over a
package to the officials and agreed to do
what she could to aid them. This pack
age contained putty, wax, plaster paris and
other ingredients and was handed to her in
St. Paul, in all probability by Miss Hub
bell. Miss Cook says she had no suspi
cion that Cunningham was Involved in a
criminal conspiracy and her statement ia
believed here. The ingredients were no
doubt intended for use in making an im
pression of the cell-room key. Miss Cook
went to St. Paul with Officer Glennon and
aided in the apprehension of Miss Hub
bell. The latter is locked up awaiting a
formal charge of conspiring to aid a con
vict to escape. The penalty for such a
crime is not more than seven years la
prison, or a fine of $1,000, or both.
County Attorney Nethaway is preparing
the papers in the cases against Cunning
ham and Miss Hubbell and the pre
liminary examination will probably take
place to-morrow or Wednesday. It is ex
pected the second guard will be arrested
in a few days. At the request of the
warden the name of this man is withheld
at this time.
Cunningham's home is at Caledonia,
Minn., and he is about 32 years of age.
He comes from a good family, has al
ways borne a good reputation and has
had the esteem and confidence of his as
sociates. He feel* his situation keenly
and has broken down several times.
Leland, the prisoner, has been *
"trusty" for some time. He was clerk ia
the twine shop and presidentof the Pierian
Chautauqua Circle, li was planned that
after he had reached the yard by means
of the key that was to be furnished him.
a. rope ladder would be in readines.-- «tt
the south wall, in the rear of the
warden's house. Here his sweetheart.
Miss Hubbell, was to have a carriage and
a new suit of clothes ready for him.
FIRE AT IOWA UNIVERSITY
.MEDICAL lit II DIM. IV ltl I\9
Building In Burned Within. Forty
flve Mlnntei—Lou Is
lowa City. lowa, March 11.—Fire &*«
stroyed the medical building of (he lowa
state university at 2:30 o'clock this morn
ing while the wind was blowing fifty mile*
The building was a mass of ruins within
The loss will reach $200,000.
MUNICIPAL LIGHT PLANT
\>v» llm to Vote on a Proposition
to litue Bonilii.
Special to The Journal.
New L'lni. Minn., March 11.—The citjr
council has decided to submit to the elec- ■
tors a proposition to vote on the issuing
$30,000 in bonds for the purpose of build
ing a municipal electric light plant.
SPANISH GUNBOAT WRECKED.
Madrid, March 11.—It ia reported that th«
gunboat Ponre de Leon baa been wrecked
on the bar at Huelva. The cruiser Nueva
Eapaua has gone to her assistance.