Newspaper Page Text
GET THE GLOBE
E\EaY DAYIM THE WEEK!
And set not only
ALL THE NEWS!
But something in each issue to be
lonml in no other Twin City
1.,,,, » Zfe&ZlttL^
THIRD ST., COR. ROBERT.
A St Paul Clothing House
Exclusively Owned ana Con
troiied by St Paul Men.
csssssv A I
ON THE UPPER CRUST.
One of the upper crust of
Society's Pie. No wonder lie
feels satisfied with himself
for having reached the goal
that all society men strive
Gentlemen appreciate the fact
that we carry omy the medium
and finest quality of Clothing,
Hats and Furnishings. What
ever is good and worth buying
in ken's Vlfear ycu'll be sure to
"Nice Smoking Jacket
that. Kind of your wife to
make it for you.".
"How do you know my
wife made it forme?"
"I notice that the buttons
are sewed down the wrong
Our Smoking Jackets,
House Coats and Dressing
Gowns are all tailor-made.
Prices $5 to $20.
Our Semi-Annual Red
Figure Sales have become
recognized by the purchas
ing public as good invest
ments, not only to finish out
the season, but also for the
seasons to follow.
Mothers, our Boys' Win
ter Clothing is now being
closed out at ridiculously
N. B. — Out-ot-Town Orders
solicited. Goods sent on ap
proval to any part of the West
Price-List and Easy Rules lor
Self-Measurement mailed free
Joseph McKey & Co.
SIX BLOWIUO ATOMS
Appalling Fatality Resulting
From Two Explosions of
Half a Dozen Persons Killed
and as Many More
The Total Number of Seri
ously Injured Is Nearly
Many Are So Mangled and
Maimed That They Cannot
Cot.fmbus, 0.. Jan. 24. -There is a
scene of death and destruction in this
city to-night whose horrible features
and sickening details are surpassed only
by the Johnstown flood. Never in the
history of Ohio has such a dreadful dis
aster occurred as that which sent thrills
of horror throuirh the thousands who
witnessed it to-night. A double ex
plosion occurred and it dealt out
death with dual force. A few moments
after five o'clock an alarm of fire sounded
calling out the entire department. The
streets were thronged with thousands of
toilers who were returning to their
homes from work shops aud factories,
and they quickly spread the news that a
frightful calamity had happened in the
southern part of the city. The streets
leading to that section were soon crowd
ed with people going to the scene. Their
presence heaped horror upon horror as
will be seen later on. An explosion had
occurred at the residence of Messrs.
Michael Bowers and John Mnrriot, at
the corner of Wall and Noble alleys.
The cause of the calamity was an accu
mulation of natural gas in the cellar of
the house referred to. The city has re
cently been supplied with natural gas,
and leading past the house occupied by
Marrii't and Bowers is one of the mains
through which the commodity is fur
nished to the public.
THE PIPES HAD LEAKED
and the explosive fuel had found its
way through fissures on the ground to
the cellar which was the seat of the hor
ror. It became ignited in some un
known manner an i exploded with terri
fic force, wrecking the building and
filling the air with debris. Mrs. Mar
riot was blown out of the house, and a
man named Goulding, who was stand
ing near the structure, was blown across
the street. Mrs. Marriot was carried
across the street and into the
residence of William James, a
bookkeeper for the book firm of
Glock & Beck. Dr. Wissinger. a prom
inent physician was called to attend her
injuries. The house where the injured
lay was soon crowded with peoule at
tracted by the accident and it was soon
necessary to close the doors that no
more might enter. Little knew those
scores of spectators huddled around the
sufferer that they were standing in a
death trap, which was then on the verge
of carrying them into eternity. Sud
denly the air was rent Hy a
tremendous explosion which made the
earth quake and lillod the air with fly
ing timbers, bricks and debris of all
kinds. Darkness ensued, and then a
death-like stillness reiirned for a few
moments. It was broken by shrieks and
death-groans. The house in which lay
the powerless form of Mrs Marriot
HAD BEEN BLOWN TO ATOMS
and the occupants buried beneath the
wreck. Hundreds of spectators who
lined the sidewalks were knocked vio
lently down by the shock and laid
powerless. Then to cap the climax a
team of spirited horses attached to one
of the fire department ladder trucks be
came frenzied by the explosion and
dashed away into the crowd, carrying
death in their wake. They ran over
and injured scores of people. A beauti
ful little babe was knocked from its
mother's arms, and, falling beneath the
wheels of the vehicle was crushed to
death. As soon as the maddened steeds
had disappeared in the darkness, many
of the spectators and firemen who had
been uninjured by either of the horrors
turned their attention to the digging
out of the persons buried beneath the
ruins of the house. Guided by the
cries aud moans of the mangled and
dying, men groped in the dark
ness, pulling out a dead body
here, a mangled, yet living form
there, and conveying them to
resting places. Groups of men, women
and children gathered around the pros
trate forms, and blood-curdling shrieks
made the awful scene more, revolting
as friends recognized friends, in
jured or dead; parents found
the:r mutilated children and vice
versa. Pallid, trembling women tottered
and ran across the alley and
streets, moaning or shrieking. Men
witn foreheads and shoulders drabbled
with blood stasgored from among the
debris. A woman enveloped in a sheet
BABE-HEADED AND FRENZIKD,
ran shrieking from the house across the
alley. A man dashed off his overcoat
and ran to throw it round her. A fire
man, who held the nozzle of a hose, saw
her danger and turned the stream on
her. It knocked her down, but saved
her life from the flames. She was lifted
from the ground and hurried into a
neighboring house. Every inch of cloth
ing had been burned from her down to
her waist. Her name was Pet Merritt.
An old man, venerable, and with white
hair and beard, was dug up from the
ruins and hurried to a place where med
ical assistance could be given him. His
frosty beard was covered with blood
and he seemed to be in a dying condi
tion. But saddest of all, a tearless
mother, with her heart frozen by fear
and grief, staggered from the ruins
holding tight to her heart the seemingly
lifeless form of her tbree-months
old babe. And so on through the long,
sad list of killed and wounded.
The force of the explosion in the Mor
rott and Bowers house took a westerly
and northerly direction, and scattered
bricks and lumber and lathing for a
distance of twenty feet. The "side of
the. Morrott house was blown out, and
the roof, freed of its support, fell over
and lay, in an almost entire condition,
hanging from the top of the house to
the yard below. The exploded vapor,
after doing its terrible work on
the south side of Noble alley, leaped
over to the north side of the alley and
completely destroyed the house* at 34
West Noble, occupied by Edward Ots
tot and William James. This house
was constructed similarly to the one op
posite, being a one-and-a-half-story
brick with three rooms down aud two
up stairs. Here the terrible
FORCE OF THE EXPLODED GAS
was shown. Everything was blown to
chips. A force of workmen at work for
a week could not reduce the house to
kindiihg wood so thoroughly as did this
explosion in one short moment. The
explosion was upward, as bricks, doors,
window sashes, lathing, siding, etc.,
were piled in a heap all about the
ST. PAUL, MINN., SATURDAY MORNING, JANUARY 25, 1890.
building and only a dozen feet
from it. The house shot up and
parted like a piece of fireworks,
falling back as do the sparks from
a rocket— parted into myriads of pieces.
The great mystery was how the flame
passed from one celiar to the other
without having as much as disturbed a
brick or stone on the roadway. It re
quired several hours to remove all the
dead and injured from the ruins, and it
is not yet known who or how many are
the victims. Following is the list of
killed and wounded as far as known.
MRS. JOHN MAKRIOT.
Infant son of CUaHLES BERRY,
JAMES SEYMOUR, colored boy;
UNKNOWN WHITE MAN.
Dr. T. K. WisstXGKR. badly and probably
la tally burned and bruised.
Herman Baker, badly burned.
Daniel Cherry, burned painfully.
Chapj.es Wolff, cut and bruised seriously.
Mrs. Fully, burned and injured inter
nally, probably tatally.
Patrick Sdiskie, cut on head.
Aaron Beens. cut on face and head.
Benjamin Moiujan, Rushes on head and in
Chaki.es Lowky, burned and bruised.
Albert Tickliler, bruised and cut.
Brady, burned and cut.
Edward Viemku, cut and burned.
Wolff, cut aud burned.
Miss Belle Smith, badly hurt.
Mrs. Corn, badly burned.
Peteb Marriot, terribly burned about
shoulders and neck.
Tom Doyle, hands burned partially off.
Emma Bowers, probably fatally burned.
Marshal Kilbodkne, horrible' injuries on
neck and head.
William Brady, probably fatally suffo
William James, hands and face roasted;
Mrs. William James, badly bruised and
— Blankinger, horribly burned and cut.
Many others were badly injured, but
were carried away by friends, and their
names cannot be learned to-ninht. The
houses for several blocks around the
explosion have been made into hos
pitals, where many are being cured for.
Miss Belle Smith, who was badly in
jured, had gone into the doomed house
just prior to the explosion. Her face
was badly bruised, and she was
suffering from many bruises about
the body. She was almost com
pletely buried in the debris
and had to be dug out The doctors
pronounce her injuries serious, but
think she will recover. Elmer Gales, a
young man, was standing opposite the
house when the second explosion oc
curred, and was struck by a missile
which broke his leg. A young man
named Meshli'ler, who is a resident of
Uranville. 0., was severely burned and
shocked. Dr. T. K. Wissinger was
in the James house wheu he was
hurt. He was attending the patient in
jured at the other place, when the
second explosion occurred. Those who
heard him talk say he said he suddenly
saw the flames creeping along the floor
of the room, and immediately threw
himself under a table and placed
HIS HANDS OVEB HIS EYES
to shield them. Benjamin Morgan, also
a spectator, was badly injured. He was
knocked down by one of the hose carts
in the general rush for safety after the
first explosion, and then run over by
the mad crowd. Morgan lives at Shaw
nee, and was a delegate to the miners'
convention which has been in session
here. He is thought to be internally
injured. Theodore Shouting was watch
ing the fire across the street when the
explosion occurred. The blazeand falling
debris frightened the horses of a hose
cart, which wheeler! and ran on to the
pavement. The gentleman was knocked
down and had one leg broken in two
places. Tom Doyle, a saloon porter,
was burned in a most horrible manner.
When the impromptu bandages were
removed from his hands, the flesh
dropped off in man v places, leaving the
bone exposed, i'olice Officer Lynsky
was in the house at the time it
fell and was badly injured. The scenes
at the morgue are ghastly. The re
mains of those killed are cut and burned
almost beyond recognition. Peter Alar
ri«tt, a lamp lighter, occupied one part
of an adjoining house, which was
wrecked. He has four children and all
of them were badly injured. Another
part of the house was occupied by
A WIDOW. WHO DISAPPEAKKD
when the explosion occurred and can
not be found. Archie McNeil had his
leg broken and was otherwise badly
bruised. Mr. McNeil was a bystander
who was caught by the falling walls.
The saddest case was that of Ed
Pfeifer. He was caught by the
falling timbers and was terribly
cut about the head. The shock of
the blows rendered the man a raving
maniac for the time being. It required
the united efforts of several men to hold
him on the patrol wagon as it dashed up
the street. At midnight a half-dozen
persons were unaccounted for, among
whom were the widow Tull and her
son, whe occupied part of the first
house that exploded.
lost three; of her men.
The Steamer Sardinian Meets
With Mishaps at Sea.
London, Jan. 24.— The British steamer
Sardinian, Capt. Richardson, from Port
land, Jan. 9. arrived at Liverpool last
night. She reports very heavy weather.
On Jan. 16 an alarm of fire was given,
caused by the bursting of a steam
ffauge. In the meantime the funnel
w..s smashed and the tires were smoth
ered by the water pouring down on
them. Two men were killed and a
third was so badly injured tliat he sub
sequently died. Three other men were
badly injured. It was impossible to re
place the funnel for twenty-four hours,
and in the meantime the steamer
drifted, the storm at the same time in
creasing in severity. The three men
who were killed were buried at sea
when the storm abated. All the Sar
dinian's life boats, except one, were
smashed by the heavy seas.
Held on Two Charges.
Chicago, Jan. 24.-Engineer Mahoney,
of the train which ran into the funeral
procession at Rose Hill last night, kill
ing four persons, was bailed this morn
ing. Two charges were preferred
against him— one that of criminal care
lessness, the other one of violating the
city ordinances. On the one he was
held in $5,000. on the other $200. Supt.
Cuyler, of the Northwestern, furnished
the security. The case against Ma
honey was continued until Tuesday.
The inquest will be held to-inoirow
Asphyxiated by Chlorine Gas.
Binghampton, N. V., Jan. 24.— A man
who called this morning at the laundry
of Yee Lee and Sing Lee found both
the Chinamen and a woman named
Mamie Sweeney dead on the floor.
Physicians think death was caused by
inhalation of chlorine gas, generated in
some way from washing materials. The
woman was a dissipated character. It
is said that Sing Lee's uncle is a mer
chant at No. S4 Pell street, New York.
Abandoned at Sea.
New York, Jan. 24.— A dispatch re
ceived at the maritime exchange from
London to-day states that the steamship
Livonia, of the German line, which left
New York Jan. 3 for Hamburg was
abandoned at sea in a sinking condition
on Jan. 13. All nands were saved.
GAG RULESDON'T GO.
Democrats in the Lower
House of Congress Plan
They Will Fight Obnoxious
Rules Until a Fair Code Is
Naval Experts in the Senate
Want a Fleet of Big War
Chicagoans Irritated by the
Delay in the World's Fair
Washington, Jan. 24.— The Demo
cratic members of the house were in
caucus for two hours to-n ight with Mr.
Holman, of Indiana, in the chair. The
subject under discussion was the new
code of rules now in course of prepara
tion by the committee on rules. Briefly
stated, those that were instanced by
Mr. Carlisle as being particulorly
obiectionable to the Democratic mi
nority are the rules that do away with
the old bouse calendar, leaving only the
calendars of the committee of the whole
and the state of the Union; that make
100 a quorum of the committee of the
whole; that re-establish the old
morning hour rule when business
must be considered in the order
of the committee list and bills must be
regarded as pending until disposed of,
and that fail to make privileged the mo
tion to adjourn to a fixed day, or take a
recess. There was a long discussion
over these proposed changes, which
failed to result in the advancement of
any practicable scheme for the amelior
ation of the repugnant features of the
new rules. Then
THE CONTESTED ELECTION CASES
were talked over, and Mr. Crisp told of
the purpose of the Republicans to call
up the first of the West Virginia cases.
It was generally agreed that the inten
tion of the Republicans is to unseat as
many Democrats and seat as many Re
publicans as will give them a fair work
ing majority and insure a quorum in or
der to force through the rules. Although
no formal resolution was adopted, it was
a matter of understanding among the
Democratic members when the caucus
adjourned that this Republican plan
should be resisted to the utmost and
that the minority should exercise all of
its constitutional rights to prevent its
success. In other words, the determina
tion is to fight the rules legitimately
when obnoxious sections are reached,
and to refrain from voting and leave the
house without a quorum if au attempt
is made to unseat Democratic members
before the rules are adopted.
TO LEGALIZE ROBBERY.
The Administrative Customs Bill
Tinkered in the Lower House.
Washington, Jan. 24.— The time of
the house was almost wholly taken up
In discussing proposed amendments to
the enstoms administrative bill
in committee of the whole. The
pending amendment was that of
fered by Mr. Payne, of Pennsyl
vania, to section 15, providing that, dur
ing the pending of any controversy or
litigation about the amount of duty to
be paid by any owner, agent or importer
or consigee on any imported merchan
dise iyi the courts, the merchandise in
question shall remain in the govern
ment warehouse and under the
control of the Secretary of the
Treasury and in all actions brought
against the collector of customs by own
ers, agents, importers or consignees the
plaintiff shall be required to prove be
fore he can recover that said mer
chandise at the time of trial is in the
enstody of the government. Mr. Flower,
of New York, read a telegram from
Charles Landon & Co., of New York,
protesting against the Bayne amend
ment. Mr. Mills, of Texas, supported
the amendment. He spoke in behalf of
the taxpayer. If an importer paid a
higher rate of duty, and then sold his
merchandise, lie made the taxpayers pay
the duty. Then, when with one hand
he had taken money out of the pocket
of the taxpayer and had paid it with the
other to the treasury, he went into the
courts and secured a re-rating of the
duty at the lower rate.thus again taking
the money from the taxpayer. If the
amendment was agreed to and the goods
required to be kept in the warehouse
pending litigation, the taxpayer would
at any rate be required to
PAY THE DUTY BUT ONCE.
Mr. Carlisle, Kentucky, thought that
the amendment did not strise at the
fraudulent importer, but, at the honest
importer. A fraudulent importer never
wanted to go into court. The amend
ment was an indirect provision that no
honest importer of goods should be
allowed to appeal to the courts for the
correction of any wrongs. Owing to
the crowded dockets of the courts a de
cision in an import case may not be
rendered for three or four years. If,
in the meantime, the goods were re
quired to be kept in bond, it would work
a hardship on the importer. The rem
edy was for congress to make its stat
utes plain and simple, so ttiat the offi
cers of the government might have no
difficulty in construing them, and the
courts might be more diligent in the
trial of iniportjcases. Mr. La Follette, of
Wisconsin, offered an amendment to the
amendment providing that perishable
goods may be withdrawn pending liti
gation. This was agreed to, but the
Bayne amendment as amended was de
feated. Mr. Breckenridge, of Kentucky,
submitted an amendment, the effect
of which is to give the circuit court the
right to determine questions of fact as
well as questions at law, ani pleaded
for the right ot every citicen to have his
case tried before a jury of his peers.
Mr. Chipman, of Michigan, favored this
amendment, but after further discus
sion the amendment was rejected. Mr.
Carlisle offered a substitute for the
whole section proposing to allow the
courts to determine questions of fact as
well as law. This was rejected. Some
further progress was made with the
bill, when the committee rose and the
house at 4:50 adjourned.
JDST LIKE THE BENBOW.
Senators Decide lhat Uncle Sam
Should Have Bis Ships.
Washington, Jan. 24.— The senate
committee on naval affairs held an im
portant meeting to-day at which, after
considerable discussion, the committee
decided upon the policy which will gov
ern it during this congress in the work
of building up the navy. This is, in
brief, that great line of battle ships
like the English Benbow should be con
structed at once. Senators Chandler
and McPherson, however, are not in ac- [
cord with the decision reached, and ma
jority and minority reports will be sub
mitted to the senate. Senator Stanford
is also not wholly committed in the de
cision reached. .
■ • ~>4 ' -----
IRRITATING TO CHICAGOANS.
The ; World's Fair Committee Con
\\ tinues to Procrastinate.
Washington, D. C, Jan. 24.—
subcommittee of the house committee
on the world's fair was in session for an
hour this afternoon. The . result was
the further success of the policy of de
lay which has been so irritating to the
Chieagoans. The Frank resolution.pro
viding for a fair in 1893 and the
Springer resolution looking to a ballot
in the house next Monday, were both re
jected, the last against Mr. Hitt's op
position, and the subcommittee decided
to report to the full committee when it
meets to-morrow the following resolu
Resolved, That this subcommittee report to
the full committee that it does not recom
mend the adoption of either ol the resolu
tions referred to it in the forms stated, and
ask« permission to proceed at once to the
framing of a bill or bills embracing the en
tire subject of an exposition in ] Btt'2. except
as to site, to be presented for the considera
tion of the full committee at the earliest date
possible.-. :-■>,-: : -
PLENTY OF MONEY IN BRAZIL.
Capitalists Subscribe for $100,
--000,000 of Bank Stock.
Washington. Jan. 24.— Senhor Va
lente, the Brazilian minister here, to
day received the following cablegram
from Ruy Barbosa, the Brazilian minis
ter of finance, dated Rio Janeiro, Jan.
24: I "The capital for the great national
banking institution to be known as the
National Bank of the United States of
Brazil was subscribed to-day within
four hours. The capital is 1100.000,000." j
Mr. Valente regards this as the crucial
test of the confidence of the people in
the stability and permanency of the
new republic. When the capitalists at
the seat of government would within
tour hours subscribe $100,000,000 to a
financial institution to be controlled
and managed by a new provisional gov- ,
eminent, it argued, he thought, abso
lute and unwavering confidence. Mr.
Valente said that the people of Brazil
without any regard to class distinctions
were a unit in supporting the new gov
- Berlin, Jan. 24.— Barbosa. the
Brazilian minister of finance, cables to
the Brazilian minister here that the
bank of the United States of Brazil was
established yesterday with a capital of
200,000' contos, all of which was sub
scribed in four hours. - • --.v-v'.-iSi
They Will Test the Hospitality of
.-. i ' ' Orioles To- Day.
Washington. Jan. 24.— The delegates
to the international American confer- i
ence go to Baltimore to-morrow in -
charge of F. E. Curtis, executive officer,
as the guests of " the ' Merchants' and
Manufacturers' association of that city.
! They will leave on.a special train at 9
o'clock by the Baltimore Ohio rail
road, will be met at the station by a com
mittee of reception, and upon their
arrival in Baltimore will take a steamer ■
for/Steeltowu to visit the ' new steer
plant and ship building works. Upon
their return to the city they will visit the
elevators, oyster packing bouses and
some other places of interest and then
go to the Carrollton hotel, where a ban
quet will _be served at i half past six
o'clock. Ex-President C. : A. A. Mario,
of Ecuador, will speak in response to
the welcome of Mr. Garry, the president
of the Merchants and Manufacturers' j
association, and Dr. Carlos Martinez
Silva will respond to the toast "Trade
Relations Between the American Repub
lics.'? ■ _ -.; ,
. Personal Mention.
Special to the Globe.
Washington, Jan. 24.— Judge Tyron,
of Morenead.; Leroy A. Fish, of Clo
quet; Col. James McNaught, L. A.
Whitnev and J. R. McMurray, of St.
Paul; Porter P. Peck and wife, ot
Sioux Falls, are in the city. T. E.
Byrnes' condition is reported to be se
rious. John Land is down with grip.
'! ;•-■ • "^*" — rr~ .'
A Pallium for Bishop Hennessy. "
St. Louis. Jan. There is excite
ment in St. Louis Roman Catholic cir
cles over a rumor to the effect that the
Rt. Rev. Archbishop Kenrick, the ven
erable prelate of this diocese, who is
now over eighty years of age, and who
has long been practically superannuated,
is to be succeeded at once by Bishop
John Henncssyof Dubuqne, who is to
be brought here and made an arch
: Society Surrenders to Foster.
Ottawa, Ont. Jan. 24.— Minister of
Finance Foster gave a dinner to-night,
which was well attended. Among those
present were many prominent member**
of Ottawa society, but the members of
the cabinet were conspicuous by their
absence. The host and hostess being
prohibitionists, no wine was dispensed.
Mr. Foster Is getting much credit for
the courage he displays in resenting the
ostracism of Mrs. Foster by viceroy
alty. ■•;. • ■--
Britons Buy More Breweries.
Baltimore, Jan. 24. — Three well
known breweries and two malt houses
of this city, namely, the Bayview, Dar
lew Park and Mount breweries, have
just been floated on the London market.
heir total annual output represents
over 100.000 barrels. The capitalization
of the new company, the corporate title
of which is "The City of Baltimore
Uuitod Breweries, Limited," is 1165,
--000. J ■•■■- - _ -
' • HORROR AT A HANGING.;
A Deputy Sheriff Drop* Through
the Trap With the Victim.
■ Montgomery, Ala.. Jan. 24.— Green
Braxton, a negro, was hanged in the
county jail here to-day for the murder
of Lewis Pugh, an aged white farmer in
this county in May last. Death en
sued from strangulation. The drop was
sprung- bef ore the black cap had been
put on, and Deputy Sheriff Charles E.
Parkes fell with the negro. The deputy
was painfully hurt by the fall to the
iron floor, j
.... . -^
•} Most Will Wear stripes.
- New York, Jan. 24.— The general
term of the supreme court has affirmed
the ■ conviction of John Most and : his
sentence to one year's imprisonment in
the penitentiary. Most was convicted
of using language tending to incite riot
during a speech at an anarchist meeting
held in November, 1887, " to '- express in
dignation at the hanging of their Chi
cago brethren. An ; appeal was taken
and Most was released on bail. ~
, ! Short Seventeen Thousand.
.; St. Joseph, Mo., Jan. 24.— The county
: court has finished ; its work on the ac
counts of ex-Collector Tandy H. Trice,
for the last four years of his administra
■'tion of : the office, and have found him
to be short $17,000. Mr. Trice has made
the statement that : ; if the- court ' found
him short would settle, and it is now
presumed that he will.
DEER LODGERS DANGER
Convicts in Montana's Peni
tentiary May Break for
Nothing to Prevent Them
From Turning 1 Themselves
Not a Dollar Available to
Patch Up the Rickety
A Winnipeg Merchant Sells
His Stock and Bilks His
Special to the Globe.
Helena, Mont., Jan. 24.— Marshal lr
vin, who has charge of the state peni
tentiary at Deer Lodge, says that un
less legislative action to provide an ap
propriation for the penitentiary is aoon
taken the situation will become very
serious. The penitentiary, whicli was
given by the national government to
the state, can comfortably accommodate
144 convicts. There are now 144 con
victs in the institution and in weak log
structures on the grounds. They are
guarded by fourteen men. The prison
ers confined in the log buildings are
ouly partially confined. Ordinary pad
locks are used to close the doors, as
there is nothing more available,
and the construction of the build
ings is most alarmingly weak. If
a revolt occurred the consequences
would be very serious, but this is not
the worst of the situation. The num
ber of convicts is increased daily. In
stead of holding convicted criminals
back until the end of the terms of dis
trict courts, as was formerly done, they
are ueuifc forwarded to the penitentiary
as soon as convicted. The marshal es
timates that the number of
CONVICTS IN THE PENITENTIARY
will be increased to 250 within sixty
days. There is not a dollar available to
provide further quarters. The marshal
Fias enough money to feed his striped
fl.)ck. but there is no money on hand
that can be used for any other purpose.
He is, in addition, deprived of the an
nual government appropriation of
$3,500. The only way by which proper
and safe accommodation for the con
victs can be secured is through an ap
propriation by the legislature. The
marshal, Gov. Toole and the speakers of
the two houses of representatives had a
conference to-day on the subject. The
seriousness of the situation and the
danger to which the citizens of Deer
Lodge are exposed was dwelt upon, and
all the conferees save the speaker of
the Democratic house agreed to use
their best endeavors to bring the two
houses together on the basis that a
committee of three from each party
should select sjuch bills for immediate
enactment as the necessities of the sit
uation required, the first to be one ap
propriating money for the penitentiary.
The Democratic speaker, while not act
ively opposed to the plan, asked for
further time in which to consider the
TAYLOR AND HIS "COUSIN."
A Sharp Canuck Done Up by His
Special to the Globe.
Winnipeg, Man., Jan. 24.— A sensa
tional dispatch was sent out from Bis
marck recently regarding a rancher
named Attrcll living near there havine
been found at Portage La Prairie vio
lently insane, pennyless and his clothes
missing. A Portage La Prairie hotel
keeper in a dispatch to the Free Press
gives the following as the facts of the
case: On Nov. 17 Alfred Taylor, a
former resident of Portage Laprairie,
registered at the Leland house there.
Shortly after his arrival he showed
signs of mental derangement and his
brother-in-law in lowa was commun
icated with, but no answer was received.
Taylor nad given his legal advisers the
address of his cousin and she was com
municated with and subsequently ar
rived. This so-called cousin turned
out to be a married woman who had
left her husband and eloped with Tay
loa about seven years ago. This wom
an locked Taylor in his room and never
allowed him to come down slairs to his
meals. The husband ot Taylor's
cousin having heard of his wife's pres
ence at the poitage. put in an appear
ance, but she and her charge took a
hurried departure. The proprietor of
the Leland house denies the whole
story of ill usage, and adds: "It might
be interesting to Bismarck people to
know that iMrs. Taylor, alias Attrell,
induced Mr. Taylor to make a will he
fore leaving in tvhich all his property
is bequeathed to her."
SOLD OUT AND SKIPPED.
A Winnipegger Leaves His Credit
ors in the Lurch.
Special to the Globe.
Winnipeg, Man., Jan. 24.— W.Drnper,
who has been in the dry goods business
here for some years, sold his stock for
cash and skipped to the land of the
free and the home of the brave, leaving
a number of bills unpaid. His liabili
ties are estimated at something like
f20,000. A Toronto wholesale house is
the principal loser.
Grafton's Mayor Resigns.
Special to the Globe.
Grafton, N. D., Jan. 24. — The young
and popular mayor of Grafton, Hon. T.
F. McHugn, resigned the mayoralty at
a meeting of the council last evenine.
Mayor McHugh assigned a3 his reason
a press of private business. He is an
active partner in one of the sound finan
cial concerns in the state. There is a
great deal of regret expressed at his res
ignation, as his election was unanimous.
He refuses to reconsider his determina
Snb-Tropical Weather at Pierre.
Special to the Globe.
PiereeTs. D., Jan. 24.— While the
trains on the Dakota Central railway
are blockaded from Huron east into
Minnesota, the weather at Pierre re
niains mild and pleasant, and the snow
is thawing rapidly.
Noted Indian Woman Dead.
Special to the Globe.
White Earth. Minn., Jan. 24.—
Waish-Keeng, an octogenarian and a
noted priestess of the grand medicine
order of the Ojibwas, died the early
part of this week.
Twin City Victims.
Special to the Globe.
Dulvth, Minn., Jau. 24.— Following
are the St. Paul creditors of Meagher &
Kennedy, the insolvent clothing firm at
West Duluth: J. W. Blaben & Co., Tar
box, Schlick & Co., C. Gotzian & Co.,
McKibber & Co.. Schwab & Co., St.
Paul Knitting company, Goodyear Rub
ber company. Minneapolis creditors
are Patterson & Dickenson and J. S.
Todd. Assets, 15.217.30; liabilities.
$5,003.34. C. W. Hoyt is assignee.
Cattle Reduced to Tallow.
Special to the Globe.
Lakota. N. D., Jan. 24.— The stock
barn of E. Mapes, at Mapes, burned
last night with eighty-five head of
stock. Loss, 16,000. Insured for 14,500.
Special to the Globe.
Winona, Jan. 24.— residence of
Adam Bohn, near Sugar Loaf, was to
tally destroyed by fire yesterday. Loss
$1,200, insurance $500.
Forty- Two Below.
special to the Rlobe.
White Earth, Minn., Jan. 24.— The
thermometer registered 42 deg below
zero Wednesday. This is the coldest
weather experienced here this winter.
tm — '
CHANGED US NAME.
The New Temperance Organiza
tion Called Non-Partisan \V. C.
T. U. :^— :
Cleveland, 0., Jan. 24.— con
vention to organize a non-partisan tem
perance union met again in Music hall
this morning. The ladies decided
that National Crusaders was not
a good title and changed the
name to Non-Partisan Women's
Christian Temperance union. Presi
dent-elect Phinney notified the con
vention of her acceptance of the office.
Further officers were elected as follows:
General secretary, MissF. Jennie Duly,
of Cleveland; recording secretary, Mrs.
Florence Miller, Iowa; financial
secretary, Miss Shortledge, , of
Pennsylvania; treasurer, Mrs. C.
Cornelia Alford, Brooklyn. It was
\ decided to pay the president and
general secretary salaries of $1,200
each About $2,500 was raised at the
afternoon session to help maintain the
expenses of the new organization.
After the transaction of further routine
business a final adjournment was taken.
No selection was made of a place at
which to hold the next meeting.
. - :'" ■ ; •■ ■ : — * .
NO DISCOUNT ALLOWED.
Canada's Chartered Banks Must
Accept Kaeh other's Notes.
Ottawa, Ont., Jan. 24.— At a meet
ing of Conservative members of the
house or commons to-day the ministers
made some annoucements with respect
to prospective changes in the banking
laws which it is proposed to introduce
and which will be ; discussed with a
deputation of leading , bankers to-mor
row. Sir John Macdonald told his sup
porters that the government intended,
to insert a clause in the proposed new
banking act requiring. . all chartered
banks doing business in Canada to ac
cept without ' discount notes — is
sued by -ot'ier Canadian chartered
banks. lie also said, that If the bankers
were not willing to accept this proposi
tion then the government would have
to consider the propriety of ; establish
ing a national currency Canada.
Bankers stronirly object to the govern
i ment's proposal, but, it is thought, will
probably accept it, provided that addi
tional precautions are taken to guard
against the overissuing of notes by
WILLING TO ARBITRATE.
Masons and Bricklayers Submit a
Proposal to Master Builders.
. Kansas City, Mo., Jan. 24.— The In
ternationa] Union of Masons and Brick
layers at the convention, to-day spent
most of . the time in the election of
officers, . the . work not being
completed until this evening's session;
The election resulted as follows: Presi
dent, Andrew J. McDonald, of Pitts
burg; vice-president, John Hertz, of
Denver; secretary, Thomas O'Hearn, of
Cohoes, N. V.: treasurer. Pat Mur
ray, of Albany, N. Y. At the evening
session also . a communication to the
National Master Builders' association
which meets in annual convention in
St. Paul next Monday was adopted
asking that they appoint a board of
arbitration to meet with a similar board
from the masons' union to which they
request that all the differences between
the employees and employers be re
Sir John's Organ Sued*
Toronto, Ont., Jan. 24.— The Mail
Printing company, through Christopher
Bunting, the managing director, has
instituted criminal proceedings
lor libel against David Creighton,
publisher and manager of the Empire
(newspaper), on account of conspiracy
to injure Canada. The reason, etc.,
which have been made lately in the
Empire against the Mail. Criminal pro
ceedings for libel have also been insti
tuted against Mr. Creighton at the in
stance of Edward Fairer, editor of the
Claim-Jumping at Guthrie.
" Guthbie, 1. T., Jan.— The claim
jumping craze is prevalent here again.
In most cases violence is not resorted
to, but at one time to-day it was neces
sary to call out the militia to prevent
a conflict. Robert Haniil. who unjustly
claimed a lot in the heart of the city,
was ejected by the authorities, and both
Hamil and the authorities had their sup
porters and a conflict was imminent
when Capt. Cavanaugh, commanding
the United States troops stationed
here, dispersed the mob with a company
of infantry. "ir'. N r
A Noble as a Waiter.
San Francisco, Jan. Miguil
Tinoco, who comes from ■ one of the
noblest Spanish families - in Central
America and who was once one of the
most prominent and wealthy planters in
Guatemala, was discovered serving as a
waiter in the Occidental hotel here
Saturday. He was recognized by an old
friend, ex-President Bernardo Soto, of
Costa Rica. ; Tinoco was supplied with :
funds and will leave . for his: former
home, where he has wealthy|relatives.
— o '
John Plankinton in Extremis.
Milwaukee, Jan. John Plank
inton, the millionaire pork packer and
former partner of Phil Armour, of Chi
cago, is lying at the point of death at
his residence in this city. He had a
bilious attack '• yesterday, and this, in
connection with the paralysis that has
made him - almost hopeless for four
weeks, completely prostrated him.
If Can't Be Done.
London, Jan. 25.— Turkish min
ister has been instructed to . demand of
the United States •• government that it
i will suspend ;. the publication of ; the
Scurhantag, an Armenian paper printed'
in the, United States, bnt ."circulated in
Armenia, and which advocates Amer
ican independence. ~ ■ ; •
Arranged better, written more spici
ly, no dry and stale matter, bright
editorial, woman's gossip,
BEST SPORTING NEWS!
These are only a few of the feat
ures which make the Globe so much
A RUMOR OF REMOVAL
Startling? Story Afloat Con
cerning the St. Paul Post
Has Capt. Castle Been Agreed
Upon as Coming Post
Col. Lee's Right-Hand Man
Gives the Laugh to the
Capt. Castle's Eyes Sparkle,
but He Says He Is Sur
The summary removal of Postmaster
Lienau, of South St. Paul, may have
been the source of the rumor which
started yesterday afternoon and spread
with astounding rapidity throughout the
city to the effect that Capt. Henry A.
Castle's name had been sent into the
senate by the president for postmaster
of St. Paul. This report was found to
be incorrect, and the rumor was then
said to have come from Senator Davis,
who is reported to have announced thai
Mr. Lee would shortly be removed and
Capt. Castle appointed.
These reports excited no little con
sternation among local Republicans, for
the reason, as one of them sairt, that "it
looked as though Castle had secured
the office by default, as it were." The
term for which Postmaster Lee was
commissioned will not expire until
along in December, 1891, and most of the
politicians have been laboring under the
impression that no change would be
made before that time. For this reason
the only candidates really in the field
are Capt. Castle and J. W. Mabon. The
friends of VV. J. Freaney have been
urging his claims for some time
on the attention of the local poli
ticians, but Mr. Freaney has
declined to enter the contest. He prob
ably realizes the fact that President
Harrison has little time for the men
who stuck by Giesham at Chicago in
1888. Mr. Freaney is an intimate
friend of Judge Gresham's son and was
an original Grseham man.
By custom so old that it has the force
of positive law, the St. Paul postmaster
ship will be given out obedient to the
wishes and orders of Senator C K.
Davis. If he has indorsed Capt. Castle,
as is claimed, the other candidates
might as well fold their wings and
silently hie themselves to seeking after
other soft snaps. How these rumors,
were received by the anti-Castle-anti-
Davis morning organ and its followers
can be better imagined than described.
AT THK POBTOFFICK.
Postmaster Lee was not feeling well,
and had gone home when a Globe re
porter called at his ofhee. Deputy
O'Brien was fhere, however, and per
mitted his features to rearrange them
selves into an expression betwixt a
smile and an interrogrtiou point when
he was asked:
"Havp 'on heard anything in relation
to the appoint*
A. Castle as
- Mr. O'Brien
lias been in the
office for twen
ty years. He
is a good Re
[he politics of
nis chief, and
icherefore . has
an abiding con
fidence, in the
justice of Pres-
ident Harrison, which developed in his
"Don't believe it." he said shortly,
"Can't be anything in it. Why, Lee's
commission doesn't expire until Jan
uary, 1892, and there is no chance of a
removal. President Harrison does not
do things that way. Certainly, how
ever, the nomination has not gone to the
senate, as 1 have seen by the evening
papers that no such thing happened.
"Perhaps," ventured the reporter,
"the rumor originated in some state
ment that Castle would be the man."
"Can't say as to that. Of course. Sen
ator Davis will have full swing in that
matter, and I do not oelieve he has done
any thing as yet. The time is too
By this time the heads of half a dozen
clerks, including several of the fairer
sex, were craning in the direction of the
colloquy, and the reporter proceeded:
"It is scarcely probable that Harrison
would peremptorily request the resigna
tion of Col. Lee, is it? You know that
is one of the chances of war and poli
Mr. O'Brien's expressive features
took on a look of deprecating denial, and
the look plainly implied that he re
garded the president as too much of a
saint to hazard, for even a moment, the
belief that he could be such a thing.
"Oh, no," was his answer, "he could
not— l mean would not— do that. And
1 don't think Senator Davis would care
about the complications of a choice of
a candidate two years before the time."
CAPT. CASTLE SURPRISED.
Capt. Castle was found busily en
gaged at his desk in the ollice of the
North St. Paul Land comnnny, of which
i s president.
from his work
a t th c en
trance of the
his visitor, "I
that you have been appointed postmas
ter of St. Paul— that is, the president has
to-day sent your name to the senate for
Capt. Castle did not show great sur
prise at the information. His dark,
small eyes shone out a wondrous bright
ness; the lightest semblance of a smile
of satisfaction illumined his face, but
disappeared immediately, and the cap
tain quietly replied:
"1 know nothine whatever about it.
No one has spoken to me about the ap
pointment; I have spoken to no one.
The only thing I know is that my nam«
was mentioned in the newspapers a few
months iiiro as the possible successor of
Mr.Lee. That is all I know. Itissinsular
that the appointment should be made
now, as Mr. Lee's term does not expire
for a year or two. If 1 am appointed
postmaster, it is through noue of my
"Ma 3 I venture the hope that it may
be correct?" said the Globe man.
"V\ ell." put in the captain, "I do not
know whether 1 should or not."