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A St. Paul Clothing House
Exclusively Owned and Con
trotted by St. Paul Men.
WHAT SHALL I GIVE
Boys' Overcoats, $4 to $25.
Boys' Suits, $ 3.50 to $20.
Men's Overcoats, $7 to $50
Men's Suits, $8 to $40.
Boys" Toboggan Suits,ss.
Smoking Jackets,? 5 to $15
Dressing Gowns, $10 to
Bath Robes, $5.
Macintosh Overcoats, $8
Walking Canes, $1 to $18.
Silk Umbrellas, $3.50 to
Fur Gloves, $3 to $18.
Fur Caps, $1,75 to $16.
Neck Mufflers, $1 to $6.
Suspenders, $1 to $6.
Silk Underwear, $13 to
Silk Night Shirts,s6 to $8
Pajamas, $3.50 to $10.50.
Silk Hose, $1 to $4.50.
Silk Dress Vests, $6 and
Silk Initial Handker
chiefs, 50c and $1.
Black Silk Handkerchiefs,
75c to $1.50.
Full Dress Shields.
Link Sleeve Buttons.
Etc., etc., etc.
ft. B. — Out-of-Town Orders
solicited. Cooes sent on ap
proval to any part of the West
fnce-List and Easy Rules for
Sett-Measurement mailed free
Joseph MoKey & Co.
The Jury Reaches the Conclu
sion That All the Prison
ers Are Guilty.
Whether They Will Hang or
Go to Prison to Be An
nounced Ihis Morning.
John Culver the Juryman
Who Prevented an Ear
His Wife Denominates Him
One of the Most Obsti
nate of Men,
But Pronounces the Story of
His Being: Fixed False and
Judge McConnell Submits to
a Lon^ Interview on the
And Speaks at Some Length
on Deliberate and Coer
Special to the Globe.
Chicago, D< c. 16, 4 a. m.— This
morning's Herald says: "The jur
ors in the Cronin case have at
last como to an agreement. They
are now a unit for the conviction
of the fire prisoners, but the punish
ment has not yet been assessed. A ver
dict may be expected at the opening of
court this morning."
THE EARLIKII REPORTS.
Jobn Culver Said to Have Held
Chicago, Dec. 15.— The jury in the
Cronin case will pass another night in
its room. It stands just where it was
on the first ballot Friday night, fifty
hours since, 11 to 1 in favor of convict
ing all the defendants. The recalci
trant juror, John Culver, who would not
have a word to say to his associates yes
terday. unbended far enough to-day to
discuss some portions of the evidence,
but no ballot was taken. Judge Mc-
Connell came in from his residence at
Lake View at J o'clock, and waited
until 6, when, receiving no word from
KUKZE. BEGGS. COUGHLIH.
the jury room, he declared the court ad
journed until 10 o'clock to-morrow morn
ing. Groups of people hung around the
three sides of the criminal court build
ing throughout the day and evening,
and indulged in some talk concerning
Culver, threats of lynching in case
he hung the jury being freely
made. Out in the aristocratic suburb
of Evanston, where he resides, the ex
citement was intense during the day.
The churches had less than their usual
complement of worshipers, and the
suburbanites gathered in groups on
the street or visited at each other's
houses to denounce the peculiar actions
of their neighbor. All sorts of rumors
concerning the motive for Culver's po
sition are current, and it is broadly in
sin uated in more than one of the morn
ing papers that he has been "fixed" in
a financial sense. Culver is a strict
church member and a rabid prohibition
ist, and put in all his spare time during
the trial, both in the court room and at
the hotel, in reading the New Testa
ment, a copy of which he always car
ried with him. Just as be was leav
ing the court room Friday after
noon his wife, through the negli
gence of the bailiffs, managed to reach
his fcide, and the two indulged in a
whispered conversation lasting two or
three minutes. An Associated Press
representative called upou Judge Mc-
Conuell at his residence this afternoon,
and questioned him regarding the re
ported status of the jury.
"I have had no Intimation," said his
Donor, "that the jury thinks it will be
unable to agree, and 1 am of the opinion
that a verdict will be ultimately
reached. I did not expect that any ver
dict, even if agreed upon, would be
turned in to day. It is in fact doubtful
whether the jury is consider! ug the
case at all to-day. Most of the mem
bers are religious men, members of
some church, and it is altogether likely
that if nny particular man demurred at
considering the matter to-day, the jury
would at once acquiesce in his scruples
and postpone further deliberations until
"You do not then share in the gen
eral belief that there will be a disagree
"I do not. I feel quite confident that
the Jury will agree in time. There is
no good reason for this hasty conclu
sion of a disagreement. There are thou
sands of instances where juries have
been out much longer than this and yet
finally agreed upon a verdict."
"You anticipate a sort of compromise
"All verdicts are naturally'compro
mise' verdicts, as you term them. If
they were not, it would mean that the
opinions of each of the twelve men
were identical upon the question of
guilt immediately upon retiring. As a
matter of fact, that is rarely, if ever,the
case. In a case where tucre is so much
SAINT PAUL, MINN., MONDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 16, 1889.
to consider ns this, a departure from
the rule couid hardly !>e expected. The
verdict of ajurv is necessary a compo
site one. It is inteded to be. If it were
Mt, there would be no need of twelve
men. but the jury misfit just as weU be
composed of one. It is the consensus
nf opinion that the law contemplates
as being the most likely to insure jus
"It Is stated that you Intend to keep
the jury out until ibey do agree In jhis
rase— a week or two if necessary. Is
such your intention?"
"Of course it would be Imprrpsr for
me to stale at tLis time my intention,
even if 1 could anticipate the causes
which might lead to such a determina
tion. It must be borne in mind, how
ever, that the court must necessarily
exs-rdse discretion in such a matter as
that. The supremo court may have to
pass upon this ease. Dropping the Cro
nin case altogether, 1 will illustrate
with an imaginary case. Suppose we
have a case where eleven men are
agreed upon the question of the guilt of
the defendant, and the twelfth believes
in his innocence. That jury, we will
say, is kept out two and three days, and
the status of opinion is the «same
—the one man still holding out
against the eleven. Suppose then,
as you suggest, the judge
should" order them out indefinitely,
after they had stated their inability to
agree, and ultimately force them to a
v«rdict, the eleven men all the time
anruing with, remonstrating with and
chiding the twelfth. Suppose then the
case should go to the supreme comt and
the twelfth man should come forward
and state that he had been coerced nnd
worried Into an agreement by his fel
lows against his better judgment; that
it was only under the stress of mental
anxiety, or anguish, that he had con
sented to the verdict. In such a case
do you doubt that the supreme court
would invalidate that verdict, and order
a new trial? Of course the jury should
be given ample time and every oppor
tunity to agree, but the demarcation be
tween deliberate conclusion and coer
cive verdict should be clearly drawn.
The law does not contemplate an inqui
sition to extort judgment from the
mind of the juror."
"Have you received any request from
the jury for special instructions since its
"1 have not. I have never been In
the jury room, and indeed I have no
right to «uter it. Should they request
any fuller interpretation of any instruc
tion which the court has iriven them,
they can only request it formally, and
then it is the duty of the court to call
tiiein into the court, and there, in the
presence of the defendants and their
attorneys, interpret to the jury's satis
faction the law applying to the evi
dence. No such request has been
made, and no reading of the record of
evidence has been asked for."
"In case of a disagreement of the
jury will the case be tried again before
you, or can the defendants take a
change of venue out of the county?"
"The defendants can, by the cus
tomary affidavits, take a change of
venue trom ten consecutive judees. and
probably succeed in having it tried out
of the county. There are five defend
ants, and each defendant can twice have
the ODportunity of demanding a change
of venue; so that a change be could
successively taken from ten judges."
"What county would these changes
of venue probably take the case to
"Likely to Lake or Dupage county.
They are the nearest counties to Cook.
Remember now, in answering these
questit ns, I am not attempting to pre
dict wnat the defendants' attorneys
would do.but simply what they could do
under the law by availing themselves
of all its provisions."
MRS. CULVRR TALKS.
She Says Her Husband Cannot Be
Swerved by Anybody.
Evanstox, 111., Dec 15. — A repre
sentative of the Associated Press
called to night at 519 Chicago avenue in
Evauston, the home of John Culver, the
supposed objecting juror in theCronin
case, an<l had a long interview with his
wife, Mrs. Mary J. Culver, who was
charged with having had some secret
and presumably improper conversation
with her husband just before the jury
retired, lie found the family in a great
state of agitation over all the
reports in the morning papers.
The youngest child on its moth
er's knee was constantly repeating
"What has father done?" "What has
father done?" "Why don't he come
home?" Mrs. Culver, in the presence
of her family, spoke of her actions Fri
day, as follows: "In the morning I
sent down my eldest son, John, to tell
Bailiff Santa, whom I know well, that i
would not take dinner with Mr. Culver,
as I had been accustomed to do at noon
iti the court room. I started to tell Mr.
Santa the same thing, when he called
my husband over. There was a wire
railing between us and we were at least
five feet apart all the whiie. 1 said,
'Well, 1 won't take dinner with you to
day, but will come to the hotel after
court to-<iay.' Mr. Culver said: 'Yes,
John told me this morning.' My son
baa been him in the morning
at the hotel as well as Bailiff
Santa. The entire conversation was in
the presence of the bailiff, and I have
given the exact words as nearly as I
can recollect them. 1 do not think a
private conversation would have been
allowed. I should have expected to
have been arrested if I had done it."
"Mrs. Culver, you know that these
supposed conversations are based on the
belief that your husband had been
bribed. What shal I say about that?"
"It is that which troubles us most. I
ha r r e never spoken to any atrent of the
defense. 1 nave never beard any
proposition looking to the payment of
any money. I have never had any
conveisation with ray husband which I
should hesitate to make absolutely pub
lic. I have never had any connection
with any person. I never made any
agreement with reference to Mr. Culver
or his duties as a juror. I do not be
lieve there is a man on earth who
could bribe him, and I do
not think our friends or neigh
bors here could or would think differ
ently. Ido not know Mr. Culver's po
sition in the case. Ido know that my
son and my husband's partner met
J udge Longenecker to-night and that the
judge expressed himseif as confident
of my husband's integrity. Mr. Culver
is a very determined man. If he be
lieved he was right he would stick it out
in spite of the whole world. This is a
characteristic of his which everybody
knows, if any one attempts to bully
him or browbeat him or insult him it
will only make him more determined.
He has been already poisoned with to
bacco smoke, which he hates, from the
others, and lam afraid his health will
be ruined, but no fear of sickness or
even death would make him swerve a
bit from his notions of what was right."
Mrs. Culver has prepared a letter,
over her own signature, and sent it to
the Chicago papers for publication.
Down Go the Wires.
New York, Dec. 15.— The men sent
out by Commissioner of Public Works
Gilroy yesterday to remove all poles
.and wires which violated the rules of
the board of electrical control took
down about twelve miles of electric
wires and thirty poies. They will con
tinue work to-morrow.
THERE'S LIGHT AHEAD
The Montana Deadlock Prom
ises to be Broken Some
Probability that the Senate
Will Complete Its Quorum
Talk of Having Republican
North Dakota Republicans
Begin a Great War of Ex
Special to the Globe.
Helena, Mout., Dec. 15.— The Mon
tana deadlock, which has lasted for
nearly a month, will probably end to
morrow, at least so far as the organiza
tion of the senate is concerned. As
told in these dispatches a few days ago
the Democratic senators, findine. ac
cording to the opinion of the lawyers,
that unless they took tnelr seats they
would become vacant, met the Republi
can senators Thursday and told them
they would give final answer Mon
day. Since this agreement there
have been many consultations both
between the leaders of the different
parties and among the Democrats them
selves. One Democratic senator was in
favor of going into the senate and then
taking no part in the business. This
course was opposed by an overwhelm
ing majority of the party, who say the
only terms on which the Democrats can
treat with the Republicans Is that the ,
Republican house come into the Demo
cratic bouse at the same time the Dem
ocratic senators go into the senate. Two
Republican senators also favor this
plan, and say if, when the Dem
ocrats come into the senate,
the Republicans do not go Into the
Democratic house^hoy will thereafter
work with the Democrats on all politi
cal questions. The Democrats are
afraid to trust to any verbal agreement,
and to-day the senators who have the
negotiations in hand, have been en
deavoring to get a written pledge from
the two Republican senators. If this,
written pledge Is given, the senate will
organize at 10 o'clock to-morrow morn
ing. If it is not, the outcome is doubt
ful. In case the senate is organized,
the plan then is for each party to sslect
an equal number of men, such joint
committee to investigate the
TUNNEL PBECINCT CASE
and report to the respective houses. Un
til this report is received and acted upon
both parties will stand pledged to
neither ballot for United State 3 sen
ators nor attempt any political legisla
tion whatever. In .this way laws of
general importance to the state can be
enacted while the investi cation Is in
progress. Ex-Gov. S. T. Hauser, who
is credited with senatorial aspirations
on the Democratic side, is opposed to
any compromise which looks to a
division of the senatorships between
the two parties, though in case of such
a division it is said he could get one of
the plums. The only compromise or
agreement he favors is one which rec
ognizes the validity of the Democratic
house, and then an Investigation by a
joint committee of the Tunnel precinct.
On the report of this committee, he,
with the great majority of his party,
is willing to stand or fall. When
the Democratic house meets in the
morning the first thing done will be the
making of an order directing the serg
geant-at-arm3 to arrest and bring before
the house the absent Republican mem
bers. Of course, if the Republicans
come to the Democratic house, in conse
quence of the agreement outlined above,
the order of arrest will not be made.
To-morrow promises to be the most in
teresting day since the deadlock com
WAR OF EXTERMINATION.
That Is What Is Going on in North
Special to the Glooe.
Bismarck, N. D., Dec. 15.— Gov. Ord
way did not arrive here to-day as was
expected, but it is confidently expected
that he will be here to-morrow, and
that he will demand of the senate the
right to reply to the attack upon him by
Senator Jud LaMoure, in which he is
accused of being a bribe taker and
bribe giver. In an interview in Fargo
last night he made a general denial of
the charges, but it is believed that be
will demand proof of LaMoure's charges.
Since the sensational attack on Ordway
the United States senatorial fight is the
main topic of conversation, and
numerous charges of corruption are
being made. The friends of i
Ordway claim that when he gets the '
floor ot the senate he will make it lively
for hiß enemies, and from conversation
with members it is safe to predict that
the floor will not be denied him. The
members of the legislature are now
talking seriously of demanding the ap- y
pearance of M. N. Johnson, the man
who claims to have been offered a con
sulship and $25,000 In cash. Some of
the legislators have openly declared
that they would demand
A COMPLETE INVESTIOATTON,
as they could not afford to pass such
charges in silence. This will stir up
the animals in North Dakota as they
have never been stirred up before. To
night there are rumors of boodle in all
directions, and affecting nearly all fac
tions. Men go so far as to name some
of the lieutenants who handled the
money, and it will indeed be
strange if an investigation is not
called for. Wild times are ex
pected upon Ordway's return, and no
one will be surprised if the meeting be
tween him and LnMoure results in a
challenge or a more serious climax.
LaMoure went East la9t night, for
what reason no one seems to know. It
is intimated that, anticipating a do
mand of proofjfrom Ordway,he has gone
after evidence with which to fortify
himself. All who are intimate with
him are confident that ho will return to
morrow. Ordway's friends express con
fidence in his ability to refute the
charges and emerge from the battle a
victor. Never before has such a polit
ical crisis been experienced in Dakota,
North or South, and the opposing clans
have enlisted in a war of extermination.
DENIED BY OKDWAY.
Special to the Globe
Fargo. N. D., Dec. 15.— Gov. Ordway
has an interview in the Argu?, in which
ho says every charge enumerated by La
Moure, up to the present senatorial < ou
test.had been investigated by the courts
In I*Bl, 1882 and 1883, and every one dis
missed; that the charges were investi
gated at his own request, and that At
torney General Brewster had exoner
ated him entirely In his report to Presi
dent Arthur at the time. During the
Senatorial campaign La Mourn had
promised him his support, but enemies
iv feotuli Dakota had changed him.
Acting President Appointed.
Special to the Globe.
Vkbmillion, S. D., Dec. 15. — St.
Paul's Episcopal church, dormitories
and school for boys was consecrated
Friday evening, Bishop VV. 11. liare,
of south Dakota, having charge ot tue
service. The bishops of North Dakota
and lowa were present, as also a large
number of clergymen, among them sev
eral Indian diviues. After tue conse
cration services a reception was eiveu
i*he visitors. Prof. G. C. Mars, M. A.,
Traa beeu appointed acting president of
the University of Dakota, instead of the
committee, of three proposed at first.
Charged Vt it h Forgery.
Special to the Globe.
Fahgo, N. D., Dec. 15.— Sheriff Weg
nass, of Traill county, arrested D. W.
Kennedy in this city last night, charged
witn forging checks on the Traitl Coun
ty Creamery company. Kennedy lias
been manager of tue company just two
years. It had money in bdiiK which
they allowed Kennedy to check against
in eeruiu cases. Kennedy drew a uum
ber or checks and devoted them to his
personal use, then skipped. He was
taken to May ville this morning.
A Majority Assured.
Special to the Glube.
Bkown'B Valley, Minn., Dec, 15.—
It lacks now only fifteen signers to con
stitute a majority for the opening of the
Sisseton reservation. It ia a sure thing.
Chief Renville pledges his honor to the
commissioners, and he is a man of his
word, that he wilt sign when a majority
is obtained. Messrs. Whittlesey and
Maxwell are here spending Suuday.
For btealing Wheat.
Special to the Globe.
Moobhead, Minn., Dec. 15. — John
and Charles Anderson, brothers, of Fel
ton, who were charged with stealing
wheat, the former SOU bushels and the
latter su, were to-day bound over I y
Judge Titus to await the action of the
grand jury in the sum of $500 and 1300
respectively. They furnished bail.
If Shipley should Die.
Dcs Moines, 10., Dec. 15.—Repre
sentative Shipley, of Guthrie county,
■who was badly injured in a fight a few
:-weeks ago, is seriously sick with pneu
monia. If he should die the Repub
licans would be in a minority in the
'Jiouse at the opening of the legislature,
and the Democrats would elect the
Flags on the schools. i '■'- '•'*■■
Editor of the Globe. ";- •■•'- , v
V, Alexandria, Dec. 15.— The school
board has decided to put ..flags on , the
school buildings, and has ordered staffs
to be made and erected. The G. A. R.
post decided to get a flag for the high
school-building. . ..
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; ■ FORFEITS CHAMPIONSHIP.
And "Will Fight Carroll for a
; r- Purse and Bet. '• '
' ..San Francisco, Dec. 15.— Thurs
day last. President Fulda, of the Cali
fornia Athletic club, telegraphed to
Jack McAuliffe, the light-weight cham
pion of America, that Jimmy Carroll,
the club's boxing instructor, was ready
to sign articles for a fight for the cham
pionship at 133 pounds, or if McAuliffe
would forfeit the championship, be
(Carroll) would fieht -McAuliffe at 137
pounds for a purse, and a side bet of
$S,WiO. To-day President Fulda received
a dispatch stating that McAuliffe would
accept Carroll's proposition to fight at
137 pounds. Carroll states that he will
therefore claim the light-weight cham
pionship. The fight will take place in
the California club rooms, probably in
February . The date for the Dempsey-
McCarthy fieht has been fixed at Jan.
29. It is now stated that the fight be
tween Ike Weir and Billy Murphy, for
.the feather-weight championship will
have to be declared off. as Weir acci
dentally shot himself through the hand
recently, and the wound lias not begun
For a Tramp of Six Days,
' Detkoit, Dec. 15.— The six days' go
as-you-please contest began at 12:05 this
evening iv the Detroit rink. The start
ers were: ''-■.-. ■:"
: W. A. Hoagland, Union Springs, N. V. ;
Thomas Cox. Philadelphia: John Mackay,
Baltimor ; James Kav, London, England:
Martin Horan. Philadelphia; Charles Mtir«c.
Jackson, Mich.; Howanh, London, England;
James Spicer, New York; W. Ellsworth.
Jackson. Mich. ; William Smith, Colorado;
Daniel Burns, New York; H. J. Bachelor,
Kast Armagh. Ireland; A. Boisson and Chris
topher Close, Detroit. '
Searle Was Beloved.
I; Sydney, N. W. T m Dec 15.— The re
mains of Searle. the champion sculler,
arrived here to-day eu route to Grafton,
the birthplace of the oarsman. Great
crowds of people from all the towns
around assembled 'to attend the obse
quies. ' ... .■' .
I ' Killen Is Ready.
; '-- Denny Killen announces his willing
ness to meet Herman Smith, the wres
tler, to sign articles as soon as the latter
posts a forfeit. . . * , X".
. Searpa Pinto's Doings.
V IjTSBON, Dec. 15.— A1l the.newspapers
h«re, in commenting upon the latest ad
vices from Zanzibar, express astonish
ment of their destruction of the real
facts of Searpa Pinto's domes in Moko
lolaud. The papers all declare that
there, la no chance of a quarrel with
England if Lord Salisbury deals justly
with the subject.
"ilt is declared in political circles that
Sfirpa Pinto was only prospecting for a
railway; that the country has belonged
to Portugal for centuries, and that the
capture of English flags was not an in
sult, because they were emblems of a
, native rebellion.
Joseph Medill's Mother Dead.
> Canton, 0., Dec. 15.— Margaret
Medill, mother of Joseph Medill, editor
of the Chicago Tribune, died at this
place 1 last night. The cause of her
death was dropsy. Mrs. Medill was
eighty-one years of age-, and was be
loved by a wide circle of friends tor her
many deeds of charity.
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, \ Killed a Brother Editor.
/ .I'aris,* Dec. 15.— Tho Boulanglst
journaUst.Vilhs, has been sentenced to
two. years' imprisonment for killing
Pierrottl, a brother editor, in a duel.
The Republican papers express them
selves as amazed at the political animus
sluMY_n in the sentence.
STABBED TO DEATH.
Elmer E. Erwin, Son of a
Prominent Sioux City
He Is Cut Down With a
Butcher Knife in a Cov
ington, Neb., Saloon.
"Montana Jim," a Cook, the
Man Who Committed the
Prompt Arrival of Officers
Prevents an Impromptu
Special to tho Globe.
Sioux City, 10.. Dec. 15.— Covington,
a little hamlet just across the river, in
Nebraska, his added another foul crime
to the long list of dark deeds that have
been ".hronlcled since the town was
built up b.v driving out the saioons and
bawdy houses from Sioux City. The
victim was Elmer E. Erwin, aged twen
ty-nine years, son of A. W. Erwin. a
prominent business man, and president
of the school board of this city. The
murderer was James Toohey, better
known as "Montana Jim, "who has been
employed for some time as cook in
Leader's restaurant. Young Erwin has
been going to the bad for some time,
and recently has been an almost <*on
stant visitor of the Covingtou gambling
houses. About 2 o'clock this morning
he approached the restaurant bar and
asked for a drink. Toohey was stand
inif near and asked Erwin to treat him.
This, Erwin refused to do, and hot
words followed, during which Erwin
struck Toohey in the face. Toohey
then went into the kitchen and came
WITH A KXIFE,
by this time being white with rage. By
standers were expecting something, and
at once took the knife from him. Then
he quieted down, although he remained
in the house. After a time he went to
the kitohen unobserved and got a big
butcher knife, which he slipped up his
sleeve. Returning to the restauiaut he
found Erwin standing with his back to
the bar, his elbows on the counter, and
his chest thrown well forward. Toohey
walked past, and, turning quickly, ut
tered an oath and plunged the long
knife into Erwin's neck, just glancing
the collar bone, and then gave It a
vicious twist. A man standing uear
grabbed Toohey and threw him back
wards, and as he fell he drew the
bloody kni^e from the dying man's
throat. Erwin exclaimed, ♦•I'm stuck,"
and fell to the floor, expiring in ten
minutes. Erwin's friends at once sur
rounded the murderer, and would prob
ably have killed him but for the prompt
arrival of officers, who hustled him to
jail at Dakota City. The dead man lay
on the sawdust floor until 7 o'clock,
when the coroner arrived and held an
inquest. The body was then br ought
to his parents' home in this city.
How the Dressed Beef Combine
Works in Missouri.
Sr. LOUI3, Dec. 15.— The Post-Dis
patch of this morning prints under
flaming headlines a five-col umu expose
of alleged legislative corruption at Jef
ferson City, Mo. It claims that the live
stock inspection bill introduced by the
St. Louis Butchers' union iv the last
legislature was defeated by the absolute
purchase of state senators. It is admit
ted by the frienas of the measure that a
fund of *3,00fl wasraisHd to be expended
in support of the bill, but that the
money was to be used in the boodlingof
legislators is denied. It is claimed,
however, that legislators sold out to
th» butchers and then increased their
infamy by deserting their employers
when the vote came on; that they met
the agents ot the dressed beef monop
oly and in bogus games of poker pre
tended to win what was really a bribe
for their votes: that they openly nego
tiated for senatorial votes and disclosed
that they were ready to vote for which
ever side would pay them the most;
that one senator offered to guarantee
the vote of a combine if he were given
$1,000 for one of the trio, but he was too
hitch and the votes were cast
for tha dressed beef interest It
is further claimed that the
dressed beef combine distributed
$25,000 in boodling, and that the money
was handled by two youne men from
Kansas City; that members of the house
ot representatives received money and
voted accordingly, but some senators
received and voted the other way.
Finally the bold charge is made that
"the dress^d-beef monopoly secured the
defeat of the bill by spending more
money than the butchers had, and they
spent it on senators who voted against
the measure." The bill was one which
provided that no beef should be sold in
the state of Missouri unless it had been
inspected on the hoof. It was a fight
between tiie butchers and dressed
beef combine, and the latter won.
The Post-Dispatcn then prints a num
ber of interviews with parties who
were interested in the passage of the
live stock inspection bill, all of whom
aumit that money was used, and many
of whom assert that they were notified
just how much money the. dressed beef
combine proposed to use in defeating
the measure, and the amount was five
times as much as the butchers could
raise. Three of the state senators whose
names are mixed up in the scandal were
interviewed, but all denied that there
was any foundation to the hoodie story.
The result of the expose will doubtless
be an investigation, and sensational
developments are looked for.
ACRES UftDKR WATER.
Great Damage by a Flood in Cali
Marysville, Cal., Dec. 15.— 1n the
southwest part of Sutter county, the
flooded territory has been materially in
creased by subsequent rise of water
from tho Sacramento river. This morn
ing, by tho breaking ot the Johnson
levee, the Sutter County Land com
pany's possessions and several thousand
acres of of less valuable lands were
flooded. During Friday night and this
morning the flood of water in the Tules
made a rise of nearly two feet and
flowed out over the land that had never
been touched before by river water.
The loss to the main corps in water
covered sections is estimated by Deputy
Assessor Gladdon, of Sutter county, at
about a quarter of a million duiluia iv
round Oirures. It is believed that the
worst experience is passed,
Great Elevator Burned.
Buffalo, N. V., Dec. 15.— The Ex
change elevator, with a capacity of 350,
--000 bushels, the property of Greene &
Bloomer, together with 250.000 bushels
of barley, was totolly destroyed by lire
at about 3 o'clock this morning. The
elevator was the most eligibly located,
and the best equipped of any in Buffalo.
The barley was valued at $125,000, and
the elevator at $100,000. The amount of
insurance is as yet unknown.
HIS MIND UNBALANCED.
Why Franklin B. Gowen Took
: His Life.
Philadelphia, Dec. 15. — The re
mains of Franklin B. Gowen, who com
mitted suicide in Washington, reached
this city this morning and were at once
conveyed to his late residence at Mount
Airy, near Germantown. It is the de
sire of the family that the funeral, which
is to take place Tuesday morning, shall
be extremely private*, and only the rela
tives, minister and family physician arc
expected to attend. The interment, it
is thought, will be at Ivy Hill cemetery,
U«nnautown, where the deceased owned
a lot. All inquiry has thus far failed to
reveal any cause for the rash act. The
members of the family positively refuse
to be interview?.'!, and the closest
personal and * business friends of Mr.
Gowtiii are unable to assign any reason
why lie should wish to end his life. It
is related that a fortnight ago, when he
desired to leave this city for his sub
urban home, Mr. Gowen boarded the
wrong tiain, a thing he was never
known to do before, and was carried
pome little distance out of his way. It
is said that Mrs. Gowen told a close
friend of the family that for ten days
previous to her husband's last visit to
Washington she had noticed some
thing strange in his conduct. It is
thought by many here that the great
lawyer's mind become unbalanced
through persistent application to busi
ness, and that the suicide was due to
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LOOK OUT, CONGRESS.
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Farmers at Work for General
St. Louis, Dee. 15.— The recent
farmers' canventions in this city, which
resulted in the organization of the Na
tional Farmers' Alliance and Industrial
union and the co-op ration with the
Knights of Labor will, it is said, result
through committee work, in bringing
stronger influences to bear on congress
in favor of general river improvements
than has ever _ yet been feit. Several
prominent members of the alliance,
notably R. F. Kolb, commissioner of
agriculture of Alabama; 11. G. McCall,
of • Montgomery, Ala., and Leonard
I Matthews, have - opened a correspond
ence on the subject, with a view to :
crystallizing the opinions^ the indus
trial world and-' bringing, about united,
action. "'Thts- action writ be -exerted 7
through the legislative items of the fed
erated organization and the improve
ment .of rivers generally, beginning
with the" . Mississippi, to v the- extent, if
necessary, of. the" govern tnpnt borrowing
money to do the work, .and the retain
ing of the tax on tobacco will be strongly
and persistently advocated.
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COMFORT AND CONTENT
To Be Secured by. Working Eight
Hoars a Day.
London', Dec. 15.— Gladstone de
clines to accent the invitation to initiate
an agitation looking to the establish
ment of a working day of eight hours.
He says that his time must be largely
devoted to the settlement of the Irish
question, and that for this reason, as
well as on account of the infirmities of
age, he must abstain from taking a
leading part in the movement. He
promisor dispassionately to consider
the subject when the proposed eight
hour bill is" presented in par
liament. Lord Randolph Churchill,
in his letter on the eight
hour movement, says that eight hours
of labor, eight hours for sleep and eight
hours - for recreation seems to be the
ideal at which democratic legislation
may wisely and profitable aim. A work
ing day of eight hours would diminish
the number of the unemployed, and it
would also lesson the profits of the capi
talist. If the latter result were a dis
advantage it would be largely out
weighed by the increased comfort and
content of the laborers.
The Slandered Preacher Again in
:: , His Old Pulpit.
New York, Dec. 15.— good deal of
expectancy existed among the congrega
tion of St. Mark's Protestant Episcopal
church to-day when Rev. Dr. Rylance
occupied the pulpit for the first time in
five or six months, he having recently
returned from Europe. A suit which
he has Drought against some of the
trustees for slander is still pending, and
it was asserted that, as many of the con
gregation believed the charges made
against Dr. Rylance were true, they
would leave the church as soon as Dr.
Rylance entered- the pulpit. He
preached to-day, though, as if rothing
had happened, and, although there was
a large congregation, no demonstration
of any kind was made.
All Foreigners . become Citizens.
Lisbon, Dec 15.— The Brazilian con
sul here has received a telegram from
Rio Janeiro announcing that a decree
has been promulgated declaring all for
eigners residing ■in Brazil citizens of
the republic from • the date on which
the republic was proclaimed, and that
all foreigners in future shall be con
sidered Brazilian subjects and enjoy all
civil and political rights, except the
right of becoming chief of state, after a
residence of two years. In all cases the
government reserves the right to refuse
citizenship. The decree is signed by
Ministers da 'Fonseca and Lobo.
Satolli Reports Favorably.
London, Dec. 16.— The Chronicle's
Rome correspondent says: - Mgr. Satolli
in a long interview with the pope gave
an account of the reception accorded
him in America. He said ho found the
civil authorities willing to grant full
liberty to Catholicism, and expressed
his belief that the Washington govern
ment is favorable to accrediting a dip
omatic representative to the Vatican. -
A Bluff at Bull.
Brussels, Dec. 15.— Independ •
ence Beige declares that Portugal is re
solved to adhere vigorously to her pre
tensions regarding Nyassa land, how
ever menacing England's attitude may
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Not Recognized by the Czar.
Berlin, Dec. 15.— 1t is reported that
the czar refuses to recognize the Brazil
ian republic, ana has broken off rela
tions with the Brazilian minister at
St. Petersburg. •
BLOODSHED IN BAHIA,
Five Hundred Persons Report*
ed Killed in One of the
A Clash Between Militia and
Imperialists With Fearful
Loss of Life.
Eight Naval Officers Said to
Have Been Secretly Shot
Viscount Preto Says Revolu
tion Resulted From Army
and Navy Treachery.
New York, Dec. 15.— The steamer
Horrox arrived here to-day from Brazil*
She left Rio Janeiro on Nov. 23. The
Horrox was at Saulos when the news
of thedeposine of the emperor was first
announced. The Republicans placarded
the place with handbills on which was
printed the official information, and also
a paragraph requesting the people not
to hold any politicaL-meetings until
later. This had its intended effect, a3
the situation was accepted by the peo
pie without any manifest dissatisfac
tion. At Rio Janeiro the Horrox lay
two days. Althou eh everything ap»
peared quiet when she arrived there,
Capt. Henning and First Officer Biack,
when they went on shore, heard
many rumors of dissatisfaction
with the new order of things. One
man, De'-Gam'a by name, a collector
of customs, held the flairs of the empire
and refused to remove from his uniform
the buttons on which were stamped the
crown. Threats were of no avail, and
the collector locked himself up in his
house to escape the wrath of the Repub
licans. Ten days after the news of the
deposing of the emperor had been made
public, De Gama submitted to the de
mands of the new government, re«
moved the objectionable buttons and
gave up the imperial flags. De Gama
was not deprived of his office. A num
ber of men who had office under th«
mpe ror were retained in the sam«
positions by the republic. On the
second day of the revolution aciphei
i dispatch was received at Rio Janeiro,
announcing that there had been an
. • ; . UPRISING AT BAITIA
and that a fight had taken place between I
the militia and the im pemlists, and
that 600 persons had been killed.,;
After . that the government at | once,
stopped all cipher telegraphic connnnni
cation, and placed strict watch \on all
• the ordinary 3 messages that were" ; seni
on the wires. ? The Republicans left no
stone unturned to accomplish their pur
pose. So comp lete were their arrange
ments that when the republic was an
nounced all of the imperial war vessels
that for weeks had been lying in the
harbor were so fixed that it was impos
sible for them to participate in any up
rising that might have possibly oc
curred. The man of war "Nitheroy"
had been placed in a dry dock several
days before, and was half dismantled
when the Republicans made their
great move. Another rumor heard
by the Horrox's officers was one
regarding the fate of eight naval offi
cers who had refused to submit to the
Republicans. It was said that on the
first nieht of the revolution these offi
cers climbed on the Liverpool steamer
Chatham, which lay at her dock, and,
securing a boat, rowed out upon the
harbor bearing aloft an imperial flag.
A party of Republicans gave chase in
another boat, and some shots were ex
changed. The naval officers were cap
tured and incarce rated in a prison on
one of thp small islands in the harbor.
None of the men had been seen up to
the time the Horrox left Rio, and Capt.
Henning said that the general belief of
the people was that they had been se
cretly shot while in prison, as the noise
of the discharge of firearms had been
heard in the prison the next L day by
some people who were near the spot.
Prime Minister Preto Talks on
Lisbon, Dec. 15.— The Viscount de
Onro Preto, the Brazilian imperial
prime minister, has issued a manifesto
to the people of Brazil. He deals first
with the position of affairs on the eve of
the revolution in Brazil, and the infor
mation which the government pos
sessed concerning the movement, He
says it was impossible to crush the
plotters, as the jrovernment could not
rely upon either officers or soldiers, and
was betrayed by the leaders of the
army and navy, including the minister
of war, Maracajn. The" ministry con
tinually received assurances of loy
alty from various military officers,
who thus sought to mask the
conspiracy against the throne.
"Maraeaju," "says Preto, "acted
throughout the part of a traitor to his
colleagues. He even went so far as,
under the guise of official business, to
conduct me to the place where I was ar
rested." Preto proceeds to describe the
treatment he received in prison, cLe
declares that a platoon of soldiers was
kept in readiness to shoot him if his
friends offered an armed resistance. In
conclusion, the ox-prime minister ap
peals to the people to exercise f>eir
freedom of choice at the coming c-'ec
tious. He counsels his supporters lot
to surrender, but to vote for all of his
friends who may become candidates.
The Count and Countess d' En have
postponed their visit to Seville, owing
to tne illness of their son, Prince Luiz.
The British channel squadron will be
present on Dec. 28 on the occasion of
the ceremony of acclaiming Don Carlos
king of Portugal.
A British Boat Attacked.
Zanzibar, Dec 15.— Natives have
made an attack upon a British boat de
livering mails at Liudi. Mr. Mackenzie,
of the British East Africa company, re
ports that tranquillity prevails at the
company's ports. He also reports ac
tivity in building and an influx of In
dian merchants into
'." Will Abstain From Striking.
Essen, Dec. Three thousand
miners assembled here to-day and adopt
ed resolutions thanking the state au
thorities for their sympathy and express
nig readiness to await the result of their
promises to intervene. For the present,
therefore, the : men will abstain from
striking. The miners' committee of su
i-cr vis;oa was re-elected.