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WECK PUGET SOUOT).
TWO STEAMERS CRASH TO
•Five Lives Los a S Peo
pl Injured on he Premier
Whic W as S a a
a in he Fog
Seattle, Wash. Oct. 10t—The Canadian
Pacific Navigation company's steamer
Premier was struck by the steam collier
Willamette in a dense fog off Whidby
sisland, ten miles south of Port Town
-scnd, yesterday afternoon. Four were
killed, one drowned and seventeen badly
wounded. The steam tug Goliah arrived
here this morning with three of the dead,
all of the wounded and other passengers,
after having spent several hours in an
•attempt to save from the wreck the body
of an unknown passenger wedged in
there. The dead are:
Jchanns Moe. Tacoma.
Frank C. Winkocp, son of D. Win
John Rankin, Seattle.
Unknown passenger, a man about for
ty, still in the wreck.
An unknown passenger jumped over
board and was drowned.
The injured are:
Gus Davis, watchman of the Premier,
ribs broken seriously injured internally.
Thomas Foran, Seattle, left leg broken at
knee arm hurt.
"VY. H. Phillips, Helena, both legs slightly
crushed ribs broken.
D. J. Wynkoop, Tacoma, cut above left
eye and bruised.
Mrs. D. J. "Wynkoop, Tacoma, hip bruised.
C. S. Gilbert, traveling man, St. Paul,
Minn., bruised and cut not serious.
Mrs. Wilcox, Quilcine, Wash., wrist and
E. W. Vest, St. Louis, badly bruised knee
John Lycle, freight clerk of the Premier,
Jack Levy, of the Premier, badly cut and
bruised had a narrow escape from death.
Mrs. Ida Sutter, Stugis, S. D., bruised.
Mrs. George W. Miller, Tacoma, injured
E. L. Lee, Pontiac, Wash., slightly hurt.
A. F. Lindberg, slightly hurt.
Alban Leidholdt, waiter, Premier, left arm
broken and leg biuised.
Fiancis Hughert, Tacoma, slightly hurt.
Jacob Nelson, Port Townsend, arm, chest
and legs huit not serious.
Huron, S. D., Special, Oct. 10—A terrible
prairie hre started seven miles northwest
of this city this afternoon, burning over a
stretch of countiy ten miles wide by twenty
miles long. The towns of P.ioadland and
Hitchcock narrowly escaped destruction.
Citizens turned out and fought the hre until
daik, aided by a large foico of men from
here. The country burned over is thickly
settled by piosperous farmers, many of
whom have lost everything. The same
country was devastated by a prairie fire
last tall The hre was caused by men burn
ing a hre break about a timber claim. Up
to o'clock the fire was still raging, thougn
less heicely. The wind blew at a velocity
of forty miles an hour, diiving the llaines
before it at fearful speed. The heavens are
•ablaze with its light to-mght.
His Parents Wealthy.
Newark, N.J.,Oct. 10 —A man named J. Daly,
who was known as Fay at the Keystone lodging
house where he has been btaymg for the past
week, died at the hospital this mornrng under
very suspicious circumstances, and the police
.have begun an investigation. When Daly ar
rived this city his head as bandaged, and
he said he had been shot by a necro farm hand
near Martmsburg W. Va. Daly claimed that
he as crossing a held where he was shot, and
says that after he had been treated at a hospi
tal friends of the negro put him on a train which
landed him in this city. An abscess formed
over the wound, and this caused the man's
death. It is Baid that Dalyis the son of wealthy
patents, and that he has been traveling under
the name of Fay so that his relatives could not
Mill unci Contents Destroyed.
Winnebago City, Minn., Special, Oct. 10.—
To-day the large flouring will owned by
Messrs. Hill As Fossness and situated one
miles wesst of town on the Blue Earth river
was found to be on hi e. The hre started in
the middlings pnrmeis the second story,
unu spread so rapidly that it was impossi
ble to ike any headway against it till the
mill was entirely consumed. The capacity
of the n.ill was seventy-hve barrels per day,
and was operated hoth by steam and water.
The loss is JpS.OOO insured for $5,500 the
Millers' Mutuals One thousand bushels of
wheat and 200 barrels of flour were con
Deat to Four
Weston, W. Va., Oct. 10.—Four men were
killed a wreck near Pickins yesterday. A
car load of lumber broke away from the
train hands on the West Virginia & Pitts
burg lailioad, and in its course down a
steep grade encountered a hand ear contain
ing E. E. Curran of Baltimore, who was su
perintending the building of a bridge, and
three other men who were going to work
Three of the men, including Mr. Curran'
were killed instantly and the fourth lived
Killed by a a a
Tower, Minn., Special, Oct. 10.—Mrs. Mar
garet Kice, widow of Banker John Bice,
well known in Northen Minnesota, was kill
ed this afternoon in a runaway. She under
took to jump from the carriage and was
thiown, breaking her neck. Her niece
31iss Kice, Miss Lawrence and Frank Klen
ert remained in the carriage until cap
Mzed, but escaped serious injury. Mils
Bice's father lives in Minneapolis.
Shot His Little Brother.
Willmar, Minn., Special, Oct. 10.—A vary
sad accident occurred here to-day, when the
fourteen-j ear-old son of E. E. Bakke acci-~
dentally killed his four-year-old brother. The
boys went out together, the older takin*
a gun along, and went down to the lake a
short distance from the house. After hav
ing fired one barrel, the older boy started
to take the cartridge out, when the other
barrel was discharged, the contents enter
ing the child's stomach. The child survived
but a few minutes.
Femal Burglar In Washington,
Washiugton.Oct. 10.—Washington is revelling
dn the enjoyment of the latest criminal sensa
tion, a colored female burglar, who has burglar
ized several house in this city recently. Detec
tives say that this is the second regular female
ourglar on record in Washington. The first was
Sarah hichols, also colored. She used to dress
men's clothes, and assist Wash Mereditn
Jim Curiis and George Britcne in their housed
breaking jobs several years ago.
Brothers Fight for Gore.
Eau Claire, Wis., Special, Oct. 10.—John and
Michael Donahue, aged twenty-six and thirty
years respectively, live on a farm the town of
Brunswick. They quarrelled to-day over the
question of who ought to get up first, and as a
result John's r:ght arm is disabled by kmfe
stabs and his face is badly cut. John came to
the city and made compialut against his
brother and a warrant is issued for the latter
•on the charge of assault with intent to do great
Uneasy a Hostile.
Omaha, Oct. 10.—Dr. V. T. McGiUy
cuddy of Rapid City, S. D.,well known
as one of the besst posted men in the
world when the character of the Sioux
Indians is concerned, is in this city, hav
ing just come from Pine Ridge Agency.
He gave some rather startling informa
tion on the subject of the Indian senti
ment at present.
Slayton, Minn., Special, Oct. 10.—The sec
ond day of the county fair drew a large
crowd to-day. Lieut. Gov. Ives delivered the
annual addiess and spoke to-night in the
.court house. William Baldwin was thrown
from a horse at the races to-day and his
ankle fractured. Z, -f -,h
O O E CARAGASs
Venezuelan Rioter Pillag the- City.
Caracas, Oct. 10.-nJust before Crespo's vic
torious army entered the city, people who)
had been too cowardly to fight either for
or against the government and many of Pu
lido's soldiers took advantage of*the disorder
to begin rioting and pillaging. Scores of
houses were sacked. Those who had the
manhood to protest against such outrages
were menaced with death. Many were
cruelly clubbed and beaten for daring to
protect their property. The rioters were no
respecters of persons. When the Spanish
minister ventured to remonstrate with a
gang of plunderers he was grossly insulted.
Acting President Villegas Pulido and the
members of his cabinet slipped out of the
city. It is rumored that they embarked on
some snip in the harbor of La Guayra. Dur
ing the hours that elapsed between the ig
nominious flight of the cabinet and the ad
vent of Gen. Crespo's advance guard, the
looters simply held possession of the town.
There was nothing to restrain them, and
they plundered right and left, seizing what
ever portable property they could lay hands
on. The followers of Crespo as soon as
they reached the city devoted their atten
tion to restoring order, and soon succeeded
in repressing all open demonstrations of-vio
Before Crespo reached La Guayra that
town was alive with rioters. The news of
the defeat of the government forces created
something of a panic. That had not got
fairly under way before the town began to
fill up with refugees and stragglers from the
army of the Pulido government that had
met its Waterloo, and adherents of the gov
ernment who had fled from Caracas so as to
be out of the way when Crespo's men got
here. Pillage and plunder soon became gen
eral. Many houses were looted and there
was much wanton destruction of property.
How fax things might have gone it is im
possible to say, if Admiral Walker, acting
with admirable energy and decision, had
not landed a force of sailors and marines to
hold the mob in check and preserve order.
The sailors were welcomed warmly by all
who were not themselves seeking plunder.
There is no doubt that much property, and
perhaps many lives vvere preserved by the
landing of the men from the cruisers- Chi
cago and Kearsarge.
Fellowshi Onto. Banqnet..
ChicaKO.Oct. 10.—The dinner of tne Fellowship
club to be given here on the night of Oct. 20
promises to be one of the most elaborate and
important of the dedicatory week. The club is
daily receipt of letters oi acceptance from the
distinguished gentlemen who haw been invited
to participate in this elaborate affair. The
president will be the guest of honor, and is cer
tain to be here unless he should he detained at
Washing on by the serious illness of Mrs. Har
rison. Secretary E. H. Halford will also have
a seat at the table, and so will VicePresident
Mortou. Among the foreign diplomats who have
accepted are the ministers Irom Switzerland,
Venezuela, Belgium. Nicaragua aud other coun
tries. All the members ol the cabinet are ex
pected to attend, the letters of acceptance hav
lug already bee received from Postmaster Gen
eral Wanamaker, SecietaiyNoble aud Attorney
General Miller. Chauncey M. Depewsays he will
be delighted to renew acquaintances among the
Fellowship men. W. C. P. Breckenndge oi Ken
tucky has also sent an acceptance. Cardinal
Gibbous and Archbishop Irelaud of St. Paul
will be present. Among otheis who have s.gm
ed the mteutionot being present are Ala].
Gen. Schoneld, George W, Chnds. Anthony J.
Drexel, Robert T. Lincoln, faeuator Sherman
and Henry Watterson.
Mining? Dt a of Import inee.
Deadwood, S. D., Oct. 10.—One of the larg
est mining deals in the history of the Black
Hills is pending and will be closed on the
11th inst., when final payment of the pur
chase puce is to be made. Tne deal in
volves the transfer of a controlling interest
in the capital stock of tour corporations,
the Mikado, Carthage, Calumet and -toss
Hannibal companies. Eich of the corpo
rations is capitalized for $1,250,000. Ihe
mineral ground owned covers an aggregate
of 110 acres. The Deadwood and Delaware
Smelting company of this city is the pur
chasei for a cash consideration, vauously
stated at from $.250,000 to $500,000.
Washington, Oct. 10.—There was no change
worthy of note to-day in Mrs. Harrison's
condition, and her physician said, after
making his last call for the day, that she
was lesting easily. There has been a
slight relaxation in the nervous aftection
since Mrs. Harrison's return from Loon
Lake, and her suiteiings from that cause
are less severe. Her nights are moder
ately comfortable. The treatment by mas
sage with oil, which is applied about 9
o'clock in the evening, is of matenal as
sistance in pioducing rest.
After 3 Per Cent.
Pittsburg, Oct. 10.—A conference of the state
chairmen of the People's, Prohibition and So
ciahst-Labor parties will be held here early this
week to arrange a fusion electoral ticket, so
that the three parties will secure the 6 per cent
of the vote necessary for the printing of their
full tickets on the ballot next year. The nine
ty-six electors for tne parties named are printed
alphabeii ally on the ballot this year and it is
proposed to vote for the first thirty-two names,
irrespective of their politics. It is claimed that
the combined vote will exceed 50,000, which
will be more than the required 3 per cent of the
Testing a Ballot Law,
Pittsbnrg, Oct. 10—The constitutionality of
the Baker ballot law is to be tested in court.
Ex-Deputy Attorney General Sanderson, of the
law firm of Lyon, McKee & Sanderson of this
city, is preparing the papers and, if finished, the
matter will be brought before the supreme
court, now session here, to-morrow. This
act1 on was decided at a conference of local Re
publicans yesterday. An effort will be made to
have Chairman Brennan, of the Democratic
county committee, ]oin in the proceedings, but
it was stated to-mgnt that he would refuse, as
he regarded it as purely a Republican measure.
New York, Oct. 10.—Dave Holland, on be
half of Peter Maher, has accepted the offer
of $5,000 made by the Coney Island culb for
a contract between Maher and Joe Goddard.
He is also wiping to bet Goddard $2,000 on
the outside. Should the match be made
and declared at the Coney Island Athletic
club that club will offer a $10,000 purse for
a contest between the winner and Peter
A Little Chess.
New York, Oct. 10.—Emanuel Tasker, the
chess expert, opened his engagement at the
Manhattan Chess club this afternoon. His
opponent was Mr. Aettinger. Tasker won
the game, a Sicilian defense, after thirty
eight moves. The conclusion of the visit
or's game was exceptionally brilliant. To
morrow Tasker will play against Hanham.
Fearfu a Vires.
Mandan, S. D., Special, Oct. 10.—Advices
from Williston received to-night say that
prairie fires south of the Missouri river ex
tend thirty by one hundred miles. A great
amount of range is burned and several
ranches. The hre north of the river is sixty
by one hundred and twenty-five miles. Con
siderable hay has been last. Live stock is
being removed to other ranges.
or a Consideration
Washington, Special, Oct. 10.—The fact
that Roger Q. Mills is going on the stump
for Cleveland in the Northwestern states
is said to mean a deal between these men
which will give Mills a foreign mission in
case Cleveland is elected. Mills Is no long
er in the Texas senatorial race, and he
knows it but he would not refuse a
first-class mission abroad if he could get It.
A Tow in Danger
Reynolds, N. D. Oct. 10.^-Bank and
How's store was burned at Cummings to
night. The fire is still raging and the town
is threatened. The reports are meager.
Killed by Thei Cook.
Christiana Oct. 10.—Particulars of the mur-*
der of Capt. Buckley and his wife on the
bark William Hales, New York for Cape
town, have been ascertained from Capt
Larsen, now at Christiana. Capt. Larsen
obtained his information from the mate of
the Hales, who boarded his ship just north
of the equator. The Chinese cook, the mate
said, killed Capt. Buckley and Mrs. Buckley
while they were alone with him in the
cabin Sept. 4. The cook mutilated their
bodies. Before the murders were discovered
he jumped overboard and was drowned.
The Chinaman's motive could not be even
guessed as his relations to the captain had
been apparently pleasant.
Ill fii S
INf. E LARGE CITIES.
St. PauLMinni, Speciali Oct. 10
But a little over a weeli remains be
fore the national guard of this state will
board special trains and be whisked off
to Chicago, ther© to take part in the ded
ication ceremonies at the world's fair
grounds, and the officers- are working in
dustriously, arranging the many details
incident upon an undertaking of this
sort. Gov. Merriam and Gen. Bend, as
well as the different regimental com
manders, are putting forth every effort
to make the trip a pleasant one as well
as to send out from Minnesota a
thorough representation of her gentlemen
soldiers. Gen. Bend Has been to Chi
cago where he conferred1 with the army
men who have in charge the militarj
portion of the ceremonies, and1 he report
that the guardsmen will1 be well cart
for during their short visit. The- arrang
ments as far as* made for the trip are
fillows, subject to slight changes:
The First regiment will probably lea
here Wednesday morning at 7 o'clo*
though there is- a slight possibility t'
the start may not be made uaastil eveni
Gen. Bend had' not heard TBJ» to a 1
hour yesterday what the plton was,
thought that the original plan would
followed. This provides that Comp
nies A, B, and I will arrive here fr»
Minneapolis at 6:30 a. m. when th
will be joined by Companies C, D,
and of St. Paul and Companies
R*sd Wing and of Stillwater. The
last named companies will reach here
Tuesday night and will be quarter
over night at the armory. Col. Bee
will be accompanied by his staff a
horses for the members will be taken
the train, a special hoise car being pi
vided. The train will reach Chicago
about 10 p», no.
The pcograaaome- for theSecond regimei
is as follows-: Companies of Far.
bault, of Austin ap ol Tuverm
will leave their rCJective stations- so
as to arrive in St. Paul at 7:45 a. m.
They will have ample time to transfer,
as the Second regiment train will pull
out at 8.-JL5. At Winona they be
joined: by Companies A of New TUhn,
of Winona, E of Wabasha, of Man
kato, I of St. Peter and of Waseca.
At La Crosse Company of Fairmont
will join the regiment.
The Third regiment train will start
from St. Paul at 7-30 a. m. Compa
nies and Of West Duluth will ar
rive here at 6J45, and Companies of
Anoka, of Fergus Falls and I of Ada
shortly after. Two companies, of
Zumbrota and E of Spring Valley, will
arrive heie the day before and will be
quartered either in the armory or in
Market hall. Accompanying the regi
ment will be the two batteries of artil
lery commanded by Major Libbey, num
bering about a hundred men.
Yesterday afternoon Deputy Sheriff Frank
Picha arrested a young man named Max
Buechele on the charge of illicit paternity
pieferred by an eighteen-year-old girl
named Sarah Ann Barley of Young America,
Carver county. The crime is alleged to have
been committed at that place. Buechele is
a farm hand and came from Young America
The members of the state grain and ware
house commission will start out to-day to
look over the Duluth, M^saba & Northern
railroad, which thoy have been advised has
been completed. The road is about sixty
miles long, and was built for the purpose
of conveying Iron ore from the different
points in the Mesaba range to Duluth.
John Turner got out of one scrape in the
municipal court Saturday only to get into
the toils again yesterday, when he was ar
rested by Officer Davis on the charge of
stealing $20 from a man in Minneapols. He
was one of the fellows pulled In the raid on
the Tremont hotel.
The regular monthly meeting of the Min
nesota Historical society will occur this
evening at the state capitol.
Duluth, Minn.,Oct. 10.—The business for
the last quarter in tne Duluth land office
brought in cash receipts of $18,014, or $2,000
in excess of the corresponding quarter last
The ore shipments of the Vermillion
range passe I thel,000.000-ton mark Friday.
The Chandler mine alone is expected to
shin 650,000 tons of ore this season.
Stillwater, Minn., Special, Oct. 10.—
Lake bt. Croix took a sudden rise Saturday
night by reason ot the opening of th-* dams on
the upper liver incidental to gathering in all of
the logs lying between Nevers' dam and the
boom, and a use of t.velve inches was rflrorded
up to 10 a. m. yesterday.
Many Stillwater logsars are preparing to send
laige crows to the woods, and thw week will wit
ness the hiring of many crews.
A meeting of ladies interested in world's fair
work will be held at the Sawyer house to-mor
Berlin, Oct. 10.—The difference between
Count von Caprivi and Count von Eulen
burg has been finally settled, the emperor
having requested Count von Eulenburg and
Herr Micmel to comply with the desires of
the chancellor. Both immediately obeyed,
and have given orders to their respective
press organs to cease attacking the chan
cellor. In conversation with noblemen of
the court the emperor said: "I will give
up the education bill, but I will never with
draw the military bill. To recede would be
suicidal." Caprivi, therefore, is perfectly
safe. He risks very little. The emperor
even said to him on Tuesday at Potsdam:
"This time I shall go on to the bitter end.
If necessary we will dissolve the reichstag,
and if the new majority should also be hos
tile we will continue dissolving until the
bill is passed." The emperor has there
fore identified himself with the bill, and he
will dismiss every minister who opposes it,
directly or indirectly.
Fighting in Tonquin.
Paris, Oct. 10.—Letters received here from
Tonojam contain the information that sev
eral battles recently took place between the
"black flags" and the French forces on the
frontier, while the French soldiers were re
connoitering for a missing detachment. The
fighting was fierce and determined on both
sides, and in one of the engagements the
French sustained a loss of six killed and
thirteen wounded. The commander of the
French forces asks for reinforcements in
order to suppress the frontier raids, which
he declares are instigated by mandarins.
The French press speak in an alarmed tone
of the serious condition of affairs existing
on the frontier, and urge the government to
demand an explanation from China.
Trenton, N. J.. Oct. 10.—The Philadelphia &
Heading and the Port Reading railroads have
filed notices of appeal in the court of chancery
from the injunction Issued against thecoal com
bine by Chancellor McGill. The Central rail
road, which was a party to the original suit,
does not appear, leaving the other two railroads
to continue the fight.
on a Stree Car. O
Dubuque, Iowa, Special. Oct. 10.—James M.
Ryan, a pioneer pork packer ot Ualena, 111.,
known throughout the country and adminis
trator of the estate of his millionaire brother,
William Ryan, a Dubuque pork packer, died, on
a street car here to-night of heart failure.
re at a to
Grafton, N. D., Oct. 10.—A $40,000 fife vis
ited Grafton last night. The Farmers*
store, owned by Sandager & Co., was
totally destroyed. Loss on stock, 828,000:
insured for $13,000. The building was
owned by S. Cairncross and it is insured
for $1,500. Bjorneby & Newgard's hard
ware store was destroyed, with most of the
stock insured for $2,600. Bjorneby's jew
elry stock was mostly saved and is in the
safe. The harness store was partly de
stroyed but the stock was saved. The fire
wsw set by tramps.
SJSB^V* a A a iltf
Slayton, Minn., Special, Oct. 10.—James
Taylor, a prominent pioneerof this place
died torday, aged seventy-six.
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Chicago a a
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gins to cut the ha
and is wielding it
88. I is fooling
any great extent. Grad
learning who these pretei.
are, a how little confidenu
reposed in the salaried liar who
Th following affidavits show t.
business methods of Wolcott
PETER HKSON's AFFIDAVIT.
Peter Larson ol the town of New Lon
don, county of Kandiyohi, State of Minne
sota, being duly sworn deposes and saya:
In the spring of 1888 John Porter, repre
senting the Scandinavian Elevator
company, came to New London for
the purpose of building an elevator at this
point and securing subscriptions of stock
in the Scandinavin Elevator company. I
spent two days with said Sorter aiding him
in soliciting stock. I had known Porter
and considered him a reputable and honest
man. H. L. Louckes was the presidant oi
the company. The plan of the company,
as outlined by Porter, was: A chain bf
some twenty or thirty elevators was to be
built or bought, extending through the
Minnesota and Dakota wheat regions. An
immense transfer elevator was to be built
at Duluth. C. C. Wolcott was then in
Europe, as Porter represented, to interest
capitalist, and wheat secured by the syn
dicate of elevators was t6 be snipped fj,
CQCt to Europe and sold there.
This would effect a great sav
ing the producers. Wolcott was the
main lnatSagex of the. whole cpasernj. The
subscriptions to stock were made with Ihe
distinct understanding between subscribers
and Porter, as the agent of Wolcott and
others, that the subscribers were to own
the New London elevator and elect the
manager. Neither promise was kept. The
stock was in shares of $10 each. This de
ponent subscribed for five shares and sub
sequently bought five shares, making ten
shares held by him. One share entitled to
a vote and ten shares made the holder
eligible for election- as director. About 140
shares were subscribed in New London and
An eievator was built at New London,
cpahng about $1,200. It had been claimed
that the elevator wotild pay considerable
above the market price for wheat, but this
was only done, as a matter of fact, when
forced to by one or the other of two eleva
tor companies at New London putting up
the price. For two years the company
had no money to buy wheat a&d it went to
other elevators on this accoun*- The credit
of the company was poor.
Prior to the fall ot 1890 tfi» name of the
company had been changed to the Alliance
Elevator company. Shareholders be
coming suspicious and impatient, this de
ponent was given a number of proxies and
delegated to attend the annual meeting of
the company at the city of Minneapolis in
August, 1890, At that time six elevators
had been secured by the company, the one
built at New London being about the first.
At that meeting deponent, for the first
time, learned that the elevators had one
and all been mortgaged for the sum of $5.
000. At this meeting deponent was elected
a director ot the company. President
Loucks, at this meeting, stated that the
company then owed $1,100 for wheat con
signed to them. This money, he insisted,
must be raised at once. He claimed that
there had been a loss ot $500 on wheat
bought at the New London elevator. This
statement I did not believe then, nor do I
believe it now. Soon after deponent re
turned home Loucks wrote to him to come
to Minneapolis, and he complied. Loucks
then stated that $2,200 must be raised at once
in order to carry on the business. Depon
ent told him that no money could be
raised at New London, as the people had
lost all confidence in the company. Depo
nent told him there^ was a chance to rent
the New London elevator, and it had best
be taken. The elevator was then rented to
Marcus Johnson at $300 per annum for a
Deponent again met with the directors in
February, 1891. The liabilities ot the com
pany could not be ascertained by him.
They were so great, however, that an as
signment was deemed best. The wheat
bought by the company was all handled by
Woodworth & Co., of Minneapolis. Loucks
claimed that the firm was to receive half a
cent per bushel as commission, underagree
rnent, but Woodsworth & Co. claimed one
cent per bushel commission, and foreclosed
the mortgage on the elevators in the spring
of 1891, or thereabouts for money loaned
the company. The elevator company nev
er made a statemenit in writine to the
board of directors, to my knowledge, nor
were the books ever produced for examina
tion. President Loucks made verbal state
This deponent is fully satisfied from his
knowledge of the company and its meth
ods, that it was a fraud from first to last,
and he believes that the object of the or
ganization of the Scandinavian Elevator
company, afterwards the Alliance Elevator
company, was for the purpose of ?s°honest-
ad served t*
loyally as a
he ad so thorou
his fitness for high
was selected by theRe^
of for a seat in Congress,
mained for six years, rei
congressional duties of his o,
tio after a active, hone
and useful career. I is never ..
a discredit at he acts
individual independence within the
lines of he a to which he belongs.
Th chief danger of the republic is in
tjje blhjd fetich worships of a
No an sacrifices his inde
pendence by becoming an in
tegral a of a great political or
gani^zatioiL Independent action by
the individual members of a a or
a church is promotive of just a
Nelson's constituency in the
fifth Minnesota district in 188 8 was
demanding a revision of the tariff,
a sooner an disobey the voice of
his people, he temporarily crossed the
line of demarcatio a cast one vote,
conscientiously, with the Democratic
a Tnis &J$i°S was courageous,
manly virile, a under surrounding
conditions, entirely just a proper.
N horse, save the strong active and
spirited one, ever takes the bit in his
teeth/ Independent action a fore
shadow righteous revolution as well
as criminal rebellion. Histor shows
at it is in he Norwegian blood
to shrink a when conviction
points the way. Believing at his
action was demanded by his constit
uents, a further believing—even
though mistakenly—that his constit
uents! re in the right, Mr. Nelson
would a been untrue to himself
and all the traditions of his race if he
ad acted otherwise an he did.
was further in the right in
allowing the cruel a unjust criti
cisms of his a associates to driva
him into political exile. Hi action
ad been inimical to his a
standing. As yet the protective
a a of he Eepublican a had
been fixed, as it afterward was by
the passage of the McKinley bill. Mr.
Nelson, then a private citizen, hasten
ed to give his adhesion to the Repub
lican a under its new standard
and in 189 0 proclaimed from the
his hearty endorsement of he
protective principles as practically
applied by the McKinley law.
Mr. Nelson deserves cordial support
a the active influence of every Re
publican, a he will receive at sup
a influence a be chosen for
years to execute the laws of he
a particularly deserves he
countenance of he native born Re
publicans a of he old soldiers of
he state is he best a ablest
representative of he Scandina
via races of the northwest— a
people whose votes as a
the Republican a at it is, a
whose cordial cooperation as never
been asked in vai in building he
foundations of our state firm a
stable to sustain the splendid civiliza
tio at is coming.
the soldier it is only necessary to
say at he was one of them, serving
in he a for four long and. weary
years—until he rebellion was con
quered a peace restored. All of
their hardships a sufferings were
alike his own, a their victory a
final triumph were also his.
There is a secret, golden re ad at
tioris a kept
Th victory ac^
rac of the nati
galvanized the Den.
Minnesota iqt tem
peoples party as in
is engaged in egging on
elements in hopes to de
which has in he a
great public institutions
Bu Minnesota is still
traditions of republicanist
is no longer any doubt ha
vote shall be counted next
the grand old Nort Sta stt
found steadfastly loyal to re
He Condition Unckang
Washington, Special.—Last nig
comparatively restful one for Sirs
rison, and the dawn of another day
her very much as she was yesterda\
day no unfavorable symptoms manL
themselves and she was quite comfor'
sleeping a good portion of the time,
took the usual amount of nourishment
part of Mrs. Harrison's treatment the
few days, which is thought to have a BOO
ing and restful effect, is massage with
a not infrequent and generally suceessfu
method of bringing back strength to an
enfeebled constitution. It is especially use
ful where the nervous symptoms are as
manifest as in Mrs. Harrison's case. There
is no perceptible change in her condition
ad a. Jag On. *?*-**r-^ -^1
New York, Special—A rumor was circu
lated last night in the upper part of the city
that John L. Sullivan had attempted to com
mit suicide. He is playing an engagement
at the Columbus theater. Investigation re
vealed the fact that Sullivan had not at
tempted to commit suicide, but that he
went through hts part last night in such a
state of intoxication that the fact was per
ceptible to the audience. His boxing with
Jack Ash ton was said to have been so lu
dicrous that the audience hissed.
Chicagro-St. Lonls Electri Line.
Edinburg, 111., Special.—Grounds were
broken here yesterday for the Chicago & St.
Louis electric railroad. Tents were pitched
and 100 teams will go to work at once. The
company has purchased the Edinburgh Coal
Mining company's mining plant, and will at
once begin the erection of power house, ma
chine shops, etc. Dr. Adams says that the
road will be completed in time for the
*t* *T a on Racin Beef.
Bacine. Special.—A large white three
and aft schooner struck Racine reef to-day.
The weather is hazy and her name cannot
be made out. The tug Hall of Chicago and
the life saving crew have gone to her res
cue. The wind is Mowing fresh from the
northwest anda heavy gale is running.
If the boat is not soon released she will be
a total wreck. ~SA""i5i