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An Aldermanic Ticket Nominated by
the Committee of Thirty Last
Except for the First Precinct of the Fourth
Ward, the Candidate is Yet to
Objections io the Nomination ofa Saloon
Keeper Overruled by tho Majority
of tho Committee.
The committee of thirty appointed at the
high iicense meeting, held a session at Gen.
Becker's office last night, and received the
nominations from the sub-committee for
aldermen in the different precincts in which
elections are to be held. The meeting was
harmonious, though a difference of opinion
was manifested as to the propriety of the
committee nominating for candidates those
who kept saloons. borne o*
the committee regarded it as
inconsistent and improper for a high license
committee to nominate a saloon keeper for
the position of alderman. Nominations were
made in five of the precincts, the First pre
cinct of the Fourth ward being laid over. The
lollowing are tne nominations:
II. P. UPHAM, First precinct, First ward.
A. D. McLEOD, First precinct, Second
JOHN SUMMERS, First precinct, Third
J. W. MeCLUNG, Second precinct, Fourth
J. M. BOHRER, Flret preeinct,Flfth ward.
WHAT THE MEETING Oil).
The committee of Thirty appointed by the
high license movement held an adjourned
meeting last night at the ofiice of Hon. tleo. L
r, on Jackson street. On the roll he
ing called the following members answered
to their names: Geo. L. Becker, Wm. L.
Kelly, Capt. C. M. McCarthy, F. G. lnger
soll, John M. Gilman, W. C. Morrison,
Harvey Officer, Mat. Jlreen. W.S. Moonc,
(ii". L. Farwell, Tim. Keardon, Pat. Butler,
J. Ross Nichols, M. Roche, J. C. Quinby,
Dr. Abbot, Wm. B. Bend, James K. Hil
yard, Patrick Flynn,—McGuirc, J. W. Mc-
A VACANCY FILLED.
The chairman hadannouced that Col. Robert
son had resigned his place on the committee,
and tbat he had filled the vacancy hy thc ap
pointment of CoL Bend.
The chairman then called upon the sub
committee to report nominees for the posi
tion of alderman in tiie various precincts of
the various wards from which aldermen are
to bo chosen, and the commitlee from the
first precinct of the First ward reported un
animously in favor of II. P. Upham, and
without a word of discussion the nomination
was unanimously confirmed.
On call being made for the nomination of
a candidate for the First precinct of the
Second ward Pat Butler nominated A. D. Mc-
Colonel Bend wanted to know if this
was not Archie McLeod, the saloon
keeper, and upon being answered that it
was, proceeded to opposo the nomination
being confirmed an account of his being a
saloon keeper. McLeod, he said was a re
spectable man enough, for all he knew, but
he did hope to see the committee keep out of
the saloons for candidates. He did not
want to have a saloon keeper nominated.
It was admitted that this McLeod was a
saloon keeper and it his nomination was
confirmed he thought the committee would
Mr. J. AV. McClung thought it would
be a good thing to nominate him. It had
been shown already that there was nothing
sectarian in the high license movement, and
there should be no prejudice against a man
because he was a saloon keeper. He rather
favored good saloon keepers as candidates.
He favored nominating that kind. Besides,
the nominating of saloon keepers would have
a tendency to divide up the enemy.
Mr. S. Moore believed that his col
league, who opposed the nomination of
mcjueoa, n ne wouiu renect wouiu reconsider
his opiuion and change it. This committee
man could see no objection to McLeod be
cause lie was a saloon keeper. He did not
think it was good policy to make that an ob
jection. If he is capable and honest he
could see no objection. He knew some
6uloou keepers who were honorable men,
and whose words he would take as soon as he
would the word of any gentleman.
C. M. MacCarthy heartily approved the
nomination. He had known McLeod for
years, and knew him to be thoroughly honest
und honorable, and was satisfied that he
eould not be drawn into any dishonest
schemes. True, he was in the saloon busi
n<.■.". but this >vas an adjunct to the hotel.
If Mr. McLeod Bhould be elected he had no
doubt the precinct would be better represent
ed than it ever was beforo. He heartily ap
proved the nomination.
Col. Bend who objected to McLeod
because he was a saloon keeper, declared
that he did not intend to say anything of a
personal character. He simply took the po
sition thnt it, Wns inrnnKtatnnt fn," thia iv__-_ttq_
ment, the substance of which was opposition
to the sale of intoxicating drinks, to nomi
nate as candidates saloon keepers. On a
vote being taken the nomination was con
For the First precinct of the Third ward
Harvey Officer reported John Somers as a
candidate, and gave him a good send off,
complimenting him by saying that his word
was as good as his bond. This nomination
In the Fourth ward Mr. McCiuns reported
from the First precinct that it was difficult to
find a suitable candidate. Mr. Robert A.
Smith would probably have to run, but that
he was hardly a suitable candidate for the
high license people as Mr. Smith had a short
time ago voted for low license. They did
not desire to oppose so good a man if they
could avoid it. The committee recommended
that the inotter be left open for the present.
Finally on motion of Mr. Officer the matter
was left open by granting further time.
J. Ross Nicols nominated J. W. McClung
for the Third precinct of the Fourth ward,
and the nomination was confirmed.
From the Frst precinct of the Fifth ward
Mr. Farwell reported that it was doubtful if
J. M. Bohrer would stand, but Mr. Morrison
declared that he would allow his name to be
used, and he was therefore nominated, and
the nomination was confirmed.
The matter was finally disposed of by a
motion made by Mr. Officer to the effect that
the chairman of each delegation inform the
candidates, and invite them to come before
the committee. This motion was adopted.
COMMITTEE ON FINANCE.
The'chairman nominated the following
persons as a committee on finance: Geo.
L. Farwell, R. Gordon, Maurice Auerbach,
J. Ross Nicols, J. C. Prendergast.
MAKING A BUBS THING OF IT.
Mr. Becker thought a committee ought to
be appointed to see tlie candidates and as
certain certainly if Ihey accepted on the
platform hnd down of high license.
Mr. Quinby thought they ought to notify
the candidates and request their presence
before the committee, so that they could
make a sure thing of it aud not be mistaken
about any of thein.
JUDGES OF ELECTION.
Mr. Reardson thought the council ought
to be asked to appoint as one of the judges
of election in each precinct such persons as
are in sympathy with the movement, and
after a little talk it was decided that a list
of names that would be satisfactory should bo
sent to the council with the request that they
be appointed the persons named.
NOT NAMING THOSE WHO EXPRESS OPINIONS.
There was some talk about not publishing
the names of those who expressed opinions
in regard to McLeod, and finally on motion
of J. M. Gilman it was decided to request
the newspaper men not to mention any
names but simply say that members of the
committee gave their opinions etc.
The committee then adjourned till Monday
IN THE CITY COURT.
A Sadly Erring: Young: Girl, and Two
Cigar Stealing Boys.
The Judge Threatened with an Embrace
by a Grateful Mother.
"Oh, it wa3 pitiful, in a whole city full,
friends she had none." But she wore her
hair banged, and her eyes were wet from
weeping. The slender, childish form was
enveloped in a tattered silk circular, and thc
child—for she is not quite fifteen—looked
very much frightened when brought into
court. Hizzoner was in a kindly mood, and
he took the child into his room and gave her
60me golden advice. She will be better for
it, for when she came out her tears
were dry, and a faint smile illuminated the
petulant mouth. The child had been found
on the street, and the officer stated that she
had been seen in vile company. But she
promised to be a good girl and the court let
Then thc gang were waltzed icr and thc
cases were ground out lively. James Duni
gan, a railroad magnate, was up on the
chaige of disorderly. James has a penchant
for sleeping in box cars and haunting the
railroad yards. Thursday night he was yank
ed from a box car and he gave the peeler lots
of back talk. He went to the quay for
Wm. Manke and Jas. Reilly were also up
on the charge of disorderly. The complain
ant was John Froher, alias Sheep's Head
John, and he charged them wilh having
taken his mule from a wagon and turning it
loose, just for fun. Thc complainant is a
crank, and as there was no case defendants
Jobn Jeynski and John Moshick, a couple
of "kids," were charged with having stolen
a couple of boxes of rag-iiller cigars from
Hess' grocery store, on east Seventh street.
It was shown that Jeynski had cabbaged the
roots and he was sent to the reform school.
The other lad was given' some good advice
and discharged. Mrs. Moshick, mother of
the boy, was in court, and when her son was
released she tried to embrace the judge, but
thc latter being a modest man, refused the
The case of E. Elscnmenger, charged with
violating the building ordinance, was con
tinued until to-day.
G. A. E. MATTERS.
Recruits Coming Rapidly to Both
Acker and Garfield Posts.
R. V. Pratt, of Acker post, has been ap
pointed on thc staff of thc commander-in
chief as assistant inspector general for the
department of Minnesota, with rank aa lieu
R. A Pecker and R. V. Pratt, of thc two
posts in this city,have been appointed on the
committee on entertainment of the national
encampment at Minneapolis in July next.
Acker and Garfield posts are still muster
ing in the veterans at every meeting, the
near approach of the national encampment
being the prime cause of the mustering of
MEMORIAL DAT COMMITTEES.
The following committees have been
appointed by Acker post for Memorial Day:
General Committee—W. J. Sleppy, E. H.
Stevens, D. L. Kingsbury, G. Fales and R.
Committee orf<"Vocal Music and Orator—
J. J. McCardy, M. D. Flower and Albert
Committee on Designating Graves in Oak
land Cemetery—Wra. R. Marshall, John
Way, J. B. Cheney, C. E. Chapel and P. D.
Winchcll. This committee will also see to
the graves in other places not provided for.
Committee for Calvary and Lutheran
Cemeteries—M. J. O'Connor and C. J. Suth
AS TO UNIFORMS.
There ls no regulation or order requiring
uniform dress on public occasions, and it
would doubtless be a hardship on some ofthe
veterans to require any expenditure solely on
that account. But it is suggested that every
one could probably supply himself with a
blouse, the cost of which would be light, and
tben, with blue or black pants and common
felt hats, the posts would make a very good
appearance when they turn out on Decor
ation Day or on occasion of the national
encampment next July.
Prominent Irishmen of the Northwest.
Editor of the Boston Pilot:
The New York Sun had an article, a week
or two ago, on prominent Irishmen of the
Northwest, and, unintentionally, of course,
several prominent business men and pro
fessional sons of old Ireland were over
The list of prominent Irishmen west of the
Mississippi would be very incomplete with
out the name of the Hon. J. F. Meagher, of
Mankato, who from the cares of mercantile
life found time to be a senator of his state.
And then there are the Messrs. Kennedy
Brothers, gunsmiths, of St. Paul, who are
in their line of business, of which they havo
the advantage of practical knowledge, and so
lt is said that they can turn out gun,
stock, lock and barrel, made in
their establishment. Recently there was a
cabinet of objects of natural history,
sharks, deer and the like, offered for sale in
St. Paul. It was so valuable that many cities
were anxious to get it, but while tho penny
wise people were thinking about its purchase,
Mr. Martin F. Kennedy, the head of the firm
of Kennedy Brothers, sportsman's headquar
ters, 70 East Third street, St. Paul, made his
check for the value of the whole collection,
and took the sharks, and sea-horses aud alli
gators to his store, and said that St. Paul
should have the collection. The public spir
ited gentleman was highly commended for
Then there is Mr. P. G. Bowlin, a wine
merchant of St. Paul, who was but recently
elected a member of the fire commission of
St. Paul, but who in consequence of the
death of his wife aud the care of his business
sends in his resignation to Mayor O'Brien.
Near neighbors to the Messrs. Kennedy
are the Messrs. Prendergast Brothers, who in
their youth, like the Kennedy boys, looked
upon Clay Castle in the offing of Youghal
Harbor. The Prendergasts are well-to-do
merchants, and one of the brothers is city
Duncan and Barry are not to be ignored
in reciting the names of honor at the West,
and the same can be said of Palrick O'Grady
and Timothy Reardon and McCarthy and
Donnelly and John J. O'Lcary.
Last, but not least, there ls Mr. Dennis
Ryan, a Tipperary boy, who has amassed
millions, and who is building a 6750,000
hotel in St. Paul.
Fire Alarm and a Runaway.
An alarm of fire was sent in from box 16,
at 2 o'clock yesterday, caused by the firing
by some one of a pile of boxes and barrels in
the rear of a vacant lot north of the cathe
dral school building, on Wabashaw street.
The department was promptly on hand and
extinguished the rubbish without a chemical
or water stream.
As a span of mules attached to the job
wagon of F. A. Draper & Co., thc Third 6treet
hardware firm, were turning from Cedar upon
Seventh street they became frightened and
uncontrollable at the rush of the fire appa
ratus and collided with a corner curb, dump
ing a lot of nails and bolts and the hind
running gear into the middle of Seventh
street, and running to the corner of Seventh
and Wabashaw with the forward wheels, were
caught and held by Officer Weixick and one
of the firemen.
THE ST. PAUL DAILT GLOBE, SATURDAY MORNING, AFRIL 12, 18841
Montana Officer and Prisoner
From Texas Arrested at
After Refusal of the Officer to Obey
Habeas Corpus at St. Paul.
The Officer and His Brother Fined by Judge
Brin for Contempt of Court
Alleged Irregularity In Arrest of their
Prisoner to be Tried Monday.
The train from Brainerd, wliich arrived in
St. Paul at 8 o'clock yesterday morning, had
Dn board Sheriff O'Gorman and Deputy
Sheriff O'Connor, having in charge Jamee
and Frank Conley and Wm. Smith, deputy
sheiffs of Miles City, Custer county Montana,
and Stephen Taylor, the defaulting ex
county clerk of Miles City. An account of
the exciting episode on the train at Brain
erd Thursday night, attending the arrest of
the Conley brothers aud Deputy Smith, ap
peared in the Globe by special telegram
yesterday morning, but to give the reader a
more correct idea of the affair, a brief re
sume of the facts may be given.
Stephen Taylor,the ex-county clerk of Miles
City, is one of a dozen officials and promi
nent men of Custer county, against whom
indictments are pending for conspiracy to
defraud, it being claimed that lie was instru
mental, or at least cognizant of the issuance
of $200,000 fraudulent bonds, hypothecated
in 1882-3. Taylor skipped for parts unknown,
but a few days ago his whereabouts were as
certained, and he was arrested by deputy
sheriff James Conley at El Paso, New
Mexico. He was cn route to Miles City with
his prisoner, but upon reaching St. Paul the
friends of Taylor swore out
a writ of habeas corpus, with
the view of having him released here.
Deputy Conley was joined here by his brother
Frank and Deputy Smith, who was en route
to Miles City from Cheyenne.
The writ was returnable before Judge Brill
and it was served on the party, just as the
train was pulling out from the union depot
The party did not recognize tbe writ and
they gave Sheriff O'Gorman and Deputy
Clewett to understand that lf they took Tay
lor they would have to fight for him, and at
the same time a couple of six-shooters were
The train pulled out and Sheriff O'Gorman
returned to the district court aud laid the
matter before Judge Brill who issued a writ
of attachment for Conley and Smith on the
charge of contempt of court. Armed with
this Sheriff O'Gorman and Deputy O'Connor
started in persuit of the party, taking the
evening train at 7:45 out. Meantime a
message was sent to Sheriff Mertz, of Brain
erd, calling on him to arrest the party and
hold them until the arrival of the officials
from St. Paul. The latter was also advised
to go armed and provide himself with an es
cort to guard against resistance.
Upon the arrival of the train at Brainerd it
was boarded by Sheriff Mertz and an armed
posse, and for a few minutes the situation
looked decidedly warm. The MUes City offi
cials were loath to surrender and only did so
at the point of a score of rifles pointed at
their heads. When Sheriff O'Gorman reached
Brainerd he found his men in jail.
The next train for St. Paul found the party
started on their return trip, and as no time
was lost in making connections the party
reached here at 8 o'clock yesterday morning.
Hefore Judge Rrill.
At 10 o'clock yesterday morning the Con
leys aud Mr. Smith were brought into court
and arraigned before Judge Brill for con
Mr. E. G. Rogers appeared for the defend
ants and he asked that they be admitted to
bail. Mr. Ives who represented Taylor, op
posed this and the court thought that thc ap
plication must be denied until after the at
tachment proceedings and the habeas corpus
matter had been disposed of. The hearing
was set for 3 o'clock in the afternoon and all
the parties were remauded.
What They Think of it.
Mr. Frank Conley and Mr. Wm. Smith
were seen by a Globe reporter in the office
of the jail right after they had left the court
room. They are both stalwarts and fine
specimens of physical manhood, besides
possessing more than average intelligence
Smith is the typical Montana rustler; hehas
a bronze complexion, keen gray eye, sandy
mustache, and wears nobby clothes and a
broad brimmed white hat. Conley is bright
in conversation, more modest in his attire,
with smooth face, broad shoulders and an
eye that bespeaks business.
When asked if they intended to resist the
officials at Brainerd, Conley replied: "1
hope that the St. Paul folks don't think for a
minute that they could have taken us with
tooth-picks; you can bet that a dozen guns
were pointed at my head, and that settled it.
The only thing I am kicking about is the
loss of time. Our court opens on Mouday,
and we have fifty prisoners to look after, and
here we are all awav. You can bet this
thing was put up by Joe Culbertson;
he got out the papers, and when I
tell you that he is under indictment himself
and out on bonds, you can see what kind of
a man he is. Only yesterday he came to
me and gave himself up; he wanted me to
arrest him £nd take him back."
"Wc are into this thing and wc aim to see
it through," said Mr. Smith. Why didn't
they come after us before the train was
about to go; we were in town all day and
they didn't want to see Taylor; besides
the writ didn't command the sheriff to bring
Taylor Into court; it commanded us to bring
him in. If it goes against us we will appeal
from the court."
Arraigned for Contempt.
At 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon James
and Frank Connolly and Wilson L. Smith
were arraigned before Judge Brill in cham
bers to answer to contempt of court in refus
ing to obey the mandate of habeas corpus,
requiring them to produce their prisoner,
Lucius F. Taylor, and filed a written answer
through their counsel, E. G. Rogers, Esq.,
seeking to purge themselves of the same.
The answer purported to show that Lucius
F. Taylor was never in the custody of Frank
Connolly or Smith; that sheriff Connolly,
under Instructions from the attorney of Cus
t t county, and the governor of Texas, sup
posed that no one had a right to demand
from him his prisoner, Taylor, between
Texas and Montana; that said sheriff
did not understand a writ of habeas
corpus and that the failure to obey its man
date was contemot of court and snnnnsed he
was acting under the highest authority of the
land, would have obeyed if he had so known,
and furthermore that J. S. Culberson who
swore out this writ was under Indictment by
the grand jury of Custer county, where there
was great excitement over frauds committed j
by him and others, some of whom were now
also resident of St. Paul. Counsel Rogers
submitted these assertions, both written and
oral to the court and claimed that the writ of
habeas corpus in this case was unjustifiable,
though he discountenanced any resistance to
sueh a mandate, be it right or wrong.
County Attorney Egan said as far as this
contempt was concerned there was no ex
cuse, whether he was fortified with the ex
tradition papers of all the states and the
United States. A writ of habeas corpus can
not be questioned and it must be promptly
obeyed. He criticized tho assumed ignor
ance of the Montana sheriff as to tho extraor
dinary powers of a mandate of this character,
questioned his writ under requisition to ar
rest Taylor, and characterized this answer
in excuse for resistance as an iusult cast in
the face and teeth of constitutional authori
ties. This answer of itself was contempt and
he asked for his conviction to maintain the
respect due the courts and the government.
Judge Brill said the question was first
whether the sheriff held Taylor rightfully or
Attorney Ive*; who opened for the relator,
Culbertson, said that the contempt was aggra
vated both at St. Paul and Brainerd.
Mr. Rogers moved the discharge of Frank
Connolly and Smith, but Mr. Egan claimed
tbey were both abetting Sheriff Connolly in
At this point the judge decided that the
testimony be taken in the case to decide the
questions at issue, and the following were
called by the state and sworn:
Deputy Sheriff Clewett—Boarded North Pa
cific car with Mr. Ives and came upon the
party; served habeas corpus writ upon James
Connolly, who was sitting with Taylor,
his prisoner. He shoved it back at first
but told him it was a habeas
corpus and he must come with the
prisoner or forthwith, when he took it and
read it, but made no movement to obey it.
Frank or Smith said: "We've got him, and
we are going to keep him. Saw Smith put
ting a revolver in bis hipj>ocket. I left car at
Third street crossing.
Cross-examined—It was 4:02 p. m. Thurs
day when I boarded the car, and the train
started at 4:05. Served writ on sheriff only.
Lawyer Ives—Boarded a North Pacific
sleeper with Clewett and Culbertson. After
Sheriff Connolly read the writ, he made no mo
tion to obey it. Frank said to his brother,
don't you do it, we've got him and we'll
keep him." I told the sheriffa6 an officer of
the law he was bound to obey the writ, when
Frank and Smith told me to get out of the
car. and seeing them feeling for weapons In
hip pockets, I left.
Cross-examined —Learned they were in the
city at 1 p. m., Thursday; am attorney for
Lucius F. Taylor—First saw the sheriff in
New Mexico; first saw Frank on arrival at
depot in St. Paul on Thursday morning, and
Smith in the jail building that afternoon.
The sheriff and Smith went down with me
from the jail to the cars. Witness then sub
stantiated the evidence of Clewett as to what
took place when he served the writ. Before
the cars stopped at Brainerd a sheriff and
four men came to the party and said he
should arrest them. They made no resist
ance, but did not move, and he repeated the
assertion, and insisted on their going
out the ear with him and men.
They didn't start at this, when the officer
said he should take them, and they might as
well come along without resistance. The
Connollys and Smith then rose and drew
their revolvers. Then there was an argu
ment for about ten minutes, when the con
ductor came along and said he could not
hold the train any longer, when the boy9
surrendered their guns and were marched to
the station house.
Cross-examined—Nobody hurt; the Brain
erd sheriff didn't show any papers, but Jas.
Connolly asking him to show his authority
he pulled out a telegram aud read it. There
were in all seven or eight men seeming to
be aiding the Brainerd sheriff.
County Attorney Egan rested his case and
the defense called the following witnesses
who were sworn:
James Connolly—Wasa deputy sheriff of
Miles City, Montana; saw Taylor in that city
first four years ago, and I left there about
five weeks ago to search for him. I procured
a warrant from the prosecuting attorney at
Miles Citv, a copy of indictments agaiust L.
F. Taylor, affidavits, and a requisition on the
governor of Texas, and went to Austin, In
that state, and showed the governor my pa
pers. I left the other papers with the
Texas secretary of state who issued
a warrant for his arrest to
any sheriff in the state. Tom Riley brought
him into El Paso, where Sheriff James H.
White arrested him and delivered him to me.
These where the first oaDers of thc kind he
had ever served, and he was particular to ask
the governor of Texas aud other authorities
whether he ceded anything more to get his
man safelyno Montana. He arrived in St.
Paul over the Albert Lea route at 8:30
Thursday morning, where he saw his
brother Frank at the depot;
knew Joseph Culbertson, who was out on
bonds, being ndicted for fraud in Custer
couuty. When Clewert, Ives and Culbert
son came into thecar at the union depot he
didn't think therr was any power to deprive
him of his prisone while passing between
thc states. Taylor was an important witness
in the Custer county fraud cases. There
was great excitement there, and Culbertson,
w rho was indicted for taking the seal of the
eourt at Miles City, being of the
party making the demand, he thought
the effort was a "put up job" to get Taylor
out of his custody. Taylor had been round
thc city with him and party two hours in the
streets, and his fears had been quickened by
some movements he had noticed on the part
of several persons, which seemed as though
they wanted to get bold of him, and he
wanted to get him safe off. There were Joe
Lake and Capt. Edwards, of Miles City, on
the same train. He did not draw a revolver
at union depot and did not see the others
He first saw Smith in the afternoon near
the Merchants; he knew that Frank was in
St. Paul but not Smith, and Frank was not
here by any arrangement of his. He never
had a habeas corpus served on him before.
He had been asleep before arriving at Brain
erd, and getting up was going to the
smoking car, when he was stopped by men
who said they would arrest him. He went
back to seat and said, "No you will not, I have
a prisoner here myself." They crowding
upon him he pulled his gun and
his papers at the same time and said to the
main s]>okesman, "Make these men stand
off." Then there was a talk of abont fifteeu
minutes: He asked what he was wanted for.
He insisted on our giving up our guns, and
said he would take us to the telegraph sta
tion where we could procure information of
who wc were, but instead- took us to the jail
and locked us up. The Brainerd officers
showed no papers, and it was not until
Capt. Edwards, who got off the train when we
Were taken, made the officer know who we
were; that an hour later became and took
us from the jail and then showed the di9
patch from St. Paul demanding our arrest.
I had a duty to do; supposed I was doing it
legally, and had no intention of any con
tempt of court.
Cros6 examined —He had seen a Mr. Wil
liams and Mrs. Taylor, the wife ofthe prison
er, and met the former in old Mexico.
Found Taylor on a ran che on th e Rio Grande
in New Mexico from which Tom Riley, a
Texas ranger brought him across the lines (a
distance of seventy-five miles) to El Paso.
In reply to the Judge he said he had been a
deputy sheriff at Miles City for five years.
Wilson D. Smith—Left Miles City a few
weeks ago and had been in Cheyenne to at
tend a convention. Arrived in St. Paul from
there at 1.30 p. m. ou Thursday. Didn't
know Sheriff Connelly was here until he met
Frank on the street who told him "Jim is
here." He had no one in custody and hur
ried to make arrangements to go home with
tne pany mat evening.
Frank Connelly corroborated testimony of
other witnesses in important points. Iu
answer to a question from the judge he said
that it was the rumor at Miles City that par
ties were going to try and rescue Taylor from
his brother somewhere on the Northern
Pacific road, and that the danger was imme
diately apprehended in the vicinity of Bis
marck. He "should think he was a very im
portant witness" in connection with the trial
for the Coster county frauds.
Walter D. Jordon —Had lived much at
Miles City; the issue of false and fraudulent
warrants had ruined the county; there were
a great many indictments out against the
parties offending; Taylor, the county com
missioners' clerk, was an important witness,
wanted at the opening of tiie court for the
[ trial of these cases on Monday, the 14th day
; of the present month. There bad been no
court there for a year owing to the suspension
of a judge, and there was great excitement.
Mr. Rogers, after descanting upon the non
liability of Frank and Smith iu the case, gave
the exaggerated account of this affair in a
certain never reliable morning newspaper in
this city a scathing reprimand for its false
j hood in making a mrfmmoth sensatiunal
j article out ot no substance of fact. The
| quiet manner in whieh the Montaua men
i had conducted themselves when stopped on
1 the train at Brainerd, without a warrant and
| without any paper presented showing author
' ity, was praiseworthy, when they could have
! been justified in active resistance. He com
'. raented on Sheriff Connolly's responsibility
! to the government of the territory to deliver
1 iu safety his prisoner, and on the servin^of
| the habeas corpus on him just as his train
. was starting from the St. Paul depot, the talk
: of attempted rescue at home which
might have affected his mind in
the premises. bis non opportunity
to consult counsel at the time, his non
acquaintance with the ?power of a writ of
mandamus over the papers which he held and
which he supposed were supreme, and the
great frauds for whose punishment he was,
by holding his prisoner safely ln custody, an
agent in carrying out. Added to this'there
had been no violence, no driving of people
out of cars with drawn revolvers, and the
case was clearly one of unpremeditated and
County Attorney Egan ridiculed the idea
that this officer did not understand a writ of
habeas corpus. He thought to take his chances
of getting through a prisoner, whom he did
not feel lawfully secure of, by disobeying the
mandate of the court. Officers in pursuit of
their men were like sleuth hounds on the
trail. Their professional pride and advance
ment were wrapped up in their success in
bringing a criminal to bay. This sheriff had
run his man out of New Mexico
by a trap and fastened on him as soon as he
crossed the Texas line. Officers in such
matters owed rigid obedience to the voice of
the courts, as well as citizens, and personal
liberty and safety demanded this. This case
was an open and flagrant violation of the
law, and those engaged in It, as principal or
abettors, should not escape the penalties
Judge Brill in his decision discharged
Smith, but held James as principal, and
Frank as assistant in the contempt. James
must have understood the purport of the
habeas corpus, and right or wrong he was
bound to respect it. There was a growing
feeling on the part of persons to determine
their own rights, and evidently in this case,
knowing thc train was moving, James de
termined to proceed and disregard a writ
which cannot be passed by with
impunity. ne therefore fined Sheriff
Connolly $100 and Frank Connelly $50, and
ordered them to stand committed to the
Ramsey county jail until paid, nut to exceed
a period of three months.
Return to the writ of habeas corpus was
submitted and leave given the counsel for
the relator to answer on Monday at 10 a. m.
and the prisoner, Taylor, was remanded to
the custody of Sheriff O'Gorman to await
It is understood that it will be endeavored
to be shown that the arrest of Taylor was
made in New Mexico instead of Texas;
that he has been prevented from any com
munication with counsel or others to whom
he would complain of injustice, and has
been terrorized by the officer holding him in
custody, he having by signs intimated to
friends here his desire for a legal hearing.
At all events the case will be of unusual iu
terest and it will be warmly argued.
Sheriff Connolly and his brother paid their
fines at once after the decision of the court.
It is thought that Frank and Smith will leave
for Montana to-night,lcaving the sheriff here
to see the matter through.
Game to Be Played This Afternoon on
the Old Red Cap Grounds.
At three o'clock this afternoon a game of
base ball will be played on the old Red Cap
grounds in West St. Paul, commencing at 3
o'clock sharp. Manager Hunter has divided
up the men as evenly as pos
sible. The two teams will consist
of the members of the club and such home
talent as cau be made available, tho pro
fessional players being so divided up that
the two sides will be made as nearly even as
it is possible. Aber will pitch and Foster
will catch for one side, while Crawford will
pitch and Cody catch for the other 6idc.
The game will be interesting as it will to
some extent give an opportunity to see how
the club is getting along.
Real Estate and Building:.
The office of thc register of deeds was clos
ed yesterday and no instruments were filed
Building Inspector Johnson Issued the
following permits to build yesterday:
John Krinke, one story frame dwelling on
Hudson, between Forest and Mendota, $400.
Frank Tschanks, one story frame dwell
ing on Aurara, between Western and Arun
Laurentz Melbye, one and one-half story
frame dwelling and barn on George, be
tween Manomin and Orleans, $600.
W. A. Culbertson, one story brick barn on
Arnuaei, between buuimit and rortiauu,
Peter Stoddard, one story frame kitchen
on Third, between Commercial and Hoff
City of St. Paul, two story brick school
house on Farrington, between Selby and
Paul Metzger, two story frame dwelling on
Goodhue, between Dousman and Stewart
Palliser,Palliser & Co.,of Bridgeport,Conn.,
who are well known European architects and
came to this country some few years ago,
since which time they have furnished thous
ands of designs, plans and specifications for
dwellings and every description of buildings
erected ln every state and territory in the
union, Canadas and Brazil, and
by their ability as designers and
practic constructors have wrought
wonderful improvements in the style of
buildings everywhere during the past five
years—have prepared aud published specifi
cations for frame or brick buildings costing
$500 to$5,000 and upwards, which are inval
uable to builders, and those who design
building, as by their use they will save hun
dreds of pases in writins and copvins, in
fact, they are the first example within our
knowledge of a complete, full and prac
tical blank for every day use
and a great advantage to every one over the
usual method of writing Jout specifications,
whicli are too often inexplicit and dangerous
ly general, entailing extras for which there
is no excuse but the ambiguity of the de
scription:—and it is high but deserved praise
to say, that with the proper amount of addi
tional matter to suit the peculiarities of par
ticular buildings, for which ample spaces are
left, such specification can easily be made as
thorough and full as the most scruplous per
son need desire. The whole work shows
throughout the hand of thoroughly ex
perienced architects, and uot only experi
enced in a certain class of work, but in a
great variety of processes and modes of fin
ishing. In the department of plumbing and
sanitary matters, we are triad to sec details
embodying the design of thorough work:
every particular being so arranged as to in
sure the dispersion out of harms way all
sewer gas or noxious emanations.
Price, 35 cents per set, 22 pages 9x14,
bound for pocket use, or $3 a dozen.
Forms of a building contract with bond are
also concluded, which can be had separately
at 5 cen'is each, or 40 cents a dozen, which
are perfect in all particulars, thoroughly
*~„._,_1 *.._. —«___.« TJ,. „. 1 1 _!_l".
lusicu ior yt-uis. _dc sure auu nave a rigni
specification and building contract, poor
ones cause trouble and sometimes cause an
expense of $500 to $1,000 in law.
For sale by all booksellers and stationers
and also by the publishers, who will in a
few months' time move to New York City.
Buffalo, April 11.—The sporting fraternity
of this city are agitated/awaiting the action of
the grand jury now in session. Recently a
large number of gambling dens have been in
operation, and have on several occasions,
when notified by the police, closed their
games. The society for the prevention of
vice have, in the meantime, kept a constant
watch on these places. It is generally under
stood their cases will be presented to the
grand juiy for indictment. It is reported
that the leading gamblers, fearing indict
ment, have been attempting to influence a
number of the grand Jury. These facts
reaching Judge Daniels, he" advised the jury
of the penalties prescribed for such acts, and
also the peualties for a member of the grand
jury allowing himself to listen to such ad
vances without reporting the facts to the
court. The judge plainly gave the members
of the jury to understand that tbe law, if
violated in their cases, would be rigidly en
forced. The jury retired, and shortly after
returned with a document, giving the names
of those who attempted to tamper with them.
A number of arrests will doubtless follow to
A WOMAN'S WOES.
A Tale of Suffering, With a Sequel of
The following letter to the Kansas City
Times describing tbe striking, almost dramat
ic experience of an American lady is so inter
esting and pictures so clearly the feeling3 and
emotions of others that we reproduce it en
tire. It will be found very readable and in
Messrs. Editors: Did I not know that this
land is filled with women who are unhappy
and cannot tell the reason: are miserable
when they have every reason to be joyous, I
should not venture to address you this letter.
I believe, however, I can offer some sugges
tions that wiii be valuable to
all women and invaluable to
many. When I was fifteen years old I
presume I was happier and healthier than
most girls in America to-day. I hardly knew
what pain was except by hearsay. But the
situation changed suddenly and severely. I
became aware that something was under
mining my life. I felt strange sensations
that would corne and go, and then return
with greater power than before. My side
pained me at times, and again I would feel
a dull aching between the shoulders. I had
darting pains through my temples and a
pressure on the top of my "head. I lost sleep,
appetite and flesh, and my friends feared 1
was colng into a decline. I know thatthe
feelings I then had are not an uncommon
occurrence among: women, both yonng and
old, but I did not realize what it meant at
that time, and so was careless —with what re
suits will appear. From theu until within
the past two years I have seen but few com
fortable davs, and I am now fifty-five years
A few years after the events above st
my heart began to trouble me. At times 1
would feel acute darting pains and a gurgling
as if water wss forming. My entire righl
side enlarged and I felt sharp cutting pangs
through my lungs and around my Bhouldcr
blades. I could only breathe in catches or
gasps and then with the greatest effort. I
was without appetite one day and the next
very hungry, but always constipated. Dnring
all those years I did not know what the*
troubles meant nor did I realize how terribly
they must end. Of course I tried to over
come them; consulted doctors and used rem
edies, but lt was of no avail. My troubles
increased with the years: I had a severe pain
in the small of the back, my teetb
became loosened; my tongue swelled
to twice its natural size; my
gums were like sponges, bleeding freely at
times, and my rangB and nose both bled on
different occasions. At that time I felt cold
chills running up my back and I constantly
expectorated a brown mucous substance
that was very offensive. The fluids Ipassi I
were frequently like bloody milk and then
again almost solid albumen. Fur thirty years I
did not know what it was to be free from
headache. Occasionally I would have a feel
ing of suffocation followed by hot llashos
and a ptofose perspiration. God only knows
what I suffered for I cannot describe it. I
only know that I existed and that my tired
life was ebbing away with nothing to aria -t
I was iu this condition a little oyer two
vears BSO, and neither mvself nor mv friends
expected or hoped f.>r anything but deatii.
Picture, if you can, nearly forty years of ago
ny, and you cau understand why we felt that
way. BUt a brighter day came. I began a
new manner of treatment, and I saw new
results. My pain became less intense. The
most severe symptoms decreased. My hope
revived, and I seemed awakening to another
life. I continued to Improve until my health
and strength returned thus enabling me to
carry out a desire which I consider a duty In
writing you this letter and saying that my
life, health and hope for coming years are
due wholly to Warner's Safe Cure, which has
done wonders for mc, and also restored
many of my friends.
Many who may read these lines will post
sibly think I am over-enthusiastic. Is it
possible to be over-enthusiastic after being
delivered from a life of misery and brought
into a world of comfort and happiness!
Was the blind man mentioned fn the Bible,
whose sight was restored, too enthusiastic!
The fact is I am only doing what I believe to
be my duty in making my experience public,
for I know there are myriad-of women H bo an
going iuto the same dark path unless th< y are
warned In time and Bayed as I have been.
This ls a most serious matter and one which
concerns the welfare of the nation as well as
the happiness of the people. If the mother,
of this land are unhealthy America will be
come a nation of invalids, and any means
which can so safely and surely avert this
danger as that which I have described, should
be gladly welcomed by all true men and wo
men. Mrs. W. Mason,
Topeka, Kansas. 271 Quincy street.
A VanderbiH Came.
[Special Telegram to thc(;iobe.]
CHICAGO, April 11.—Desiring to oppose
the re-election of Mr. II. If. Porter as a direc
tor of the Rock Island road, and owing to the
refusal of the directors to furnish him the
names of his fellow shareholders iu that road.
Mr. Wm. If. Vanderbilt asks, in a card pub
lished in the public press, that all stock
holders who think Mr. .lohn Newell, of Chica
go, would be a good representative of their
interests to send thdr names, addresses and
amounts of stock to him, on receipt of which
he will send them a proxy to sign.
As Mr. Newell represents in various
capacities several Vanderbilt lines and
Mr. Porter is at present only interested in
railroad government as a director of the Rock
Island road, and as out of 400,000 Bhares Mr.
Vanderbilt owns but 12,000 shares In that
road, it is very easy to see why he prefers to
be represented by Mr. Newell rather than Mr.
Porter. But Mr. Vanderbilt goes farther in
his card, and says he, with others, does not
think Mr. Porter worthy of their support at
the coming election.
Mr. Porter was seen this morning regard
ing the matter. lie had very little to say,
but was unable to account for his unworthi
npss in Mr. Vandtrbilt's eyes, except that he
may have been misrepresented by an un
friendly stockholder. He had been actively
connected with railroad management for
fifteen years without unfriendly opposition,
and was very sorry to sec that when con
templating retirement from active manage
ment he should be attacked, lie spoke only
of Mr. Newell as a capable and worthy man
tn every way.
Sax Fkascisco, April 10.—Charles Crocker,
president of the Southern Pacific, says owing
to legislative agitation in railroad matter-.
and difficulties consequent thereon to obtain
the necessary funds for construction, lie has
ordered work on the California and Oregon
Sax Francisco, April 10.—At Los Angeles
a perfect deluge of rain has fallen the last
thirty-six hours. Three inches fell during
the night.and trains east and west are blocked
Mr. Winter, of tbe Chicago, St. Paul &
Omaha, is in St. Paul.
W. II. Becker, president of the Dakota
Midland, is in St. Paul.
P. M. Meyers, of the Chicago, Milwaukee
& St., Paul road is In town.
P. A. Hallenbeck, assistant general freight
agent of the Northwestern, is in St. Paul.
Tbc Milwaukee road brought iu 400 emi
grants. One hundred of these were from
The St. Paul & Manitoba road will have a
special train at 2:30 to-day consisting of six
een cars of emigrants and forty paafengers.
The Memphis line of the Chicago, St. Paul
& Omaha road is opened up again for
through business. Until further notice all
through trains will leave Kansas City at 'J:40
The Red river ls breaking up at Fargo. It
has fallen one foot at Breckenridge. At
Fargo there is a rise of four inches, at Grand
Forks one foot, and at St. Vincent eleven
and one half inches.
Yesterday morning the St. Panl & Manito
ba road took out 190 emigrants to points
north of Barnesville. During the past efcht
days tbe regular trains of the St. Paul it Man
itoba road have taken out 3.415 into the
Particulars of the Dastardly Deed on
the Panhandle Railn-uil.
Dattox, O., April 11.—The wreck on the
Little Miami division of the Panhand'
at the Miami river bride, eight miles east of
this city, was the most complete wreck tha
has occurred here in years. The train con
sisted of an engine, bagucase cai, two coaches
and a sleeper. The engine and tender
crashed through the bridge Into the river be
low, while the
sleeper rolled down a twenty foot embank
ment on the opposite sM.-. At tiie time of
thc accident tiie train was running thirty
miles an'hour, and fell into a deadly trap,
without au instant*- Warning.
The engineer, John Thomas, and fireman,
John O'Conncl, of Xenia. went down in thc
ruins of the engine. The form- r was killed
Outright; while the latter is :
day. They were terribly -aided and bruised.
Conductor Piersou and other etnplo;
cap* d with Blight injury, except the ba§
master, (ie I per,and Express •'
Smith, who were in the baggage car
thrown down the embankment, and l> tth aro
lataliy hurt. 1 tie accident was
rail displaced on the west end of the b
The road anth urJy the
work of parties who Intended robbery, or had
a grudge against the road. Had the rail
removed a few feet further on the bridj
whole train wouid have been hurled int > the
water, thh';. . •. and none could have
l. The rail was removed on the
of the track and the engine and tender
fell on tbis half of the bridge, destroying it
and the track,rendering the passag( of trains
Frazler, mail weigher, who was on board,
I iy, that he believes the wreck
to the track repairer-, who railed
but his theory is not generally supported.
He says that he realized on the instant that
the train was off tbe track, and warned the
passenger Bitting with him it, wo
are going over."' lt u..- the worst place • D
the division, exec].tine; the Dayton and
Western bridge, and till, and it i> wonderful
that no more were killed. The passengers
and Injured employes were remoi
Xenia as soon as possible, and to-day trains
run over the bridge as usual, ev
narrow gauge. *
It Was Much Better Por Them to tot
Nbw FORK, April 11. —Aletter form Ha
vana, dated April 5, .-a\ -:
from the interior as to the movements of
laige parties of bandits, and tho govern
ment troops continue to come in.
a battalion of regular trooj I trom
Havanla to Vuelta Arriba, and for a few days
tiie coast in the neighborhood of Havana
was occupied by detachments of troops. The
government is apparently waking up to the
siluation. Private accounts from St. Domin
:. the Cuban refuges there Is in
-.ion of a large amount of money and pi
Ing for landing In Cuba, in combination with
the parties here. This probably will cause
an extraordinary movement of troops. The
government, in Bpite of all tliese facts,
tend to ridicule all reports of a thn
invasion. News has reached this eity, thai
the minister of colonh - has madi
of $30,000,000 with HIspano colonial bank,
Barcelona, for the account ol tho Cuban
treasury, pledging, in return, the daily pay
ments of $15,000 from the Income ■
Cuban custom houses. The Cuban treasury
will have to pay one per cent, commission
on the loans and an interest ol 9 . per
cent, perannum. This measure caused tho
greatest indignation here, and added to tho
of profound alarm and general d
tent prevailing, aa the loan and coi
made- with the same bank it onsid
6red one of the calamities which br
about the present Btate of all'aii
virtue of the former loan, through whieh the
Banco HIspano colonial, Is realizing an im
mense profit, the burdens of which Cuba
alone has to bear, the bank Is already receiv
ing $83,000 daily from the Incomi
Cnban custom houses. A petition, which
the tobacco growers submitted to the Home
rnment, asking that urgent measures be
taken to reniedy the Costs which tiny enu
merated, destructive to their industry, have
been virtually rejected. The answer from
the government settled none of tho diflicul
culties, a perfect panic Is raging in thc
market. Merchants, in ord< r to Bell theii
drafts, have to submit to large I" i on the
current rates of exchange, whicfa are contin
ually declining. Some larger houses cannot
sell tiieir bills exchan fe at i uj
Loss of im American Ship.
BOSTON, April ll. —.Letters have been ro
ceived from Captain Morrison, of tbi
Ran ler, lost In the Pai Iflc ocean, January :;,
near Ojaal, an island of the Marshall lt >up.
When the ve scl went am »ng the br k
ti«- natives came off in boats mil took tiie
captain and crew ashore, fifteen miles Jr'iu
tbepoinl 'ii wreck. Thereare fifty inhabi
tants mi the island, governed bj a kii _
natives were very kind and did everything
for tbe comfort of tbe crew. Some ol them
can speak English,learned from trailers. Tbe
Island is three miles long and 250 miles
from the nearest main land. The v. t
land is the Philllpine islands. Tho fourth
day after their arrival ( Morrison Bent
the second officer and f<iur seamen in a
boat t'i Bee if tbe ■ ce Ky
running across a ship or steamer. Ti
lighted by the British bark Casi 1
laki ti to Saigon, where the news was imme
diately telegraphed. 1 -1 waa
-'•nt in' thie boat. Al the time the 1 <-u ■ -r was
written everybody was iti good health. Tlm
crew of the Ranler coi
men. The sail- have bi en taken from tbe
shij) and formed Into tents, In which tlio
party live, Capt. Morrison :
tertained by the kinlt of tbe i
Killed by ;s Cave in of Sand.
Pittsbtthg, A;.rii 11.—This morning at 10
o'clock, while eight men were employed at
Blair's brick yanl. digging Band from the
liill (tide, at fhe h rty-fourth
the l.nik caved in. burying Sam-;. 1 Ri i '.in,
aged twenty-one, and Wm. Shearod, nine"
teen, under several tons of earth. Notwith
standing that a large amoun earth
threatened to come down, thi ither* went to
work witli a will to rescue thi ir com panl 'iis,
bnt when tbey were reached, fully an hottt
after the accident, both were dead. Tbe
bodies were badly crushed, and it is thought
that death resulted instantly. Both were un
Cliamjvil Ban .
|8pecial Telegram to the olobc.]
Mii.waikk.:. April 11. —Ca t. C. Mowei
to-day purchased a hall Interest In the 8unda%
Telegraph, Col. E.M. Calkins, the
journalist, retiring. The new linn i.s Wairoui
CURES, m _. .,
Rheumatism, Neuralgia, Sciatica,
Lumbajo, Backache. Headache. Toothache.
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