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VOL. XIIJ.
HIS HEAD TORN OFF,
Awful Death of Eenry W.
Lord, the Well-Known
North Dakotan.
He Is Killed in a Railroad Ac
cident a Mile East of
Butte.
A Young St. Paul Couple o n
Their Wedding Tour Are
Among the Injured.
The Accident Results From a
Freight Train Running
Into a Sleeper.
Special to the GloDe.
BUTTE, Mont., Jan. 25.— At 2:15
o'clock this afternoon a Northern Pa
cific through sleeper one mile east of
this city was struck by a Northern Pa
cific freight. The sleeper had been
dropped at the point where it was to be
transferred to the Montana track and
•HbiVRY h/'LoRD •
taken on to Garrison. For some reason
the switch engine did not appear for
about twenty minutes, and before it
could couple on to the car the freight
came down and struck the car with
scarcely an instant's warning. Hon.
Henry Vv r . Lord, of Devil's Lake
North Dakota, was instantly killed. He
had seen the danger, and was about to
jump from the car when the crash oc
curred. The top of his head was torn
off, and portions of the scalp, Drains
and the tongue were strewn along the
track. One leg was cut off. Mr. Lord
was a prominent politician cf North Da
kota, and is said to have formerly been
a congressman from Michigan. A letter
in his pocket, evidently written on the
train, was addressed to Mrs. H. W.
Lord, No. 51 Elizabeth street,
Detroit, Mich. More than $500
was found on his person, and
a draft for f2,100. He was on his way
to San Francisco. Eight others were
injured. Mr. ami Mrs. Allen F. Cook
were on their wedding trip going from
St. Paul to Seattle. They had rushed
for the door. Mr. Cook reached the
ground and held out his arms to catch
his wife, when the car was struck. Mrs.
Cook received two wounds in the fore
head and a wrenched ankle, but her
wounds are not serious. Mr. and Mrs.
John P. Cotterell, of Dayton, 0., were
also on the car and were badly bruised
and cut about the head and body, but
think their injuries are not dangerous.
S. B. Calderhead, general agent of the
Montana Union railroad, was the worst
injured, his back being strained, be
sides severe injuries on the head. The
injuries will not prove fatal. Mrs. S.
B. Calderhead's shoulder was disloca
ted, her knee wrenched and a scalD
wouud inflicted on the left side of her
head. They live in Butte. The freight
train was drawn by two engines. The
engineers and firemen of both engines
jumped. Tim Donoghue, engineer, had
his leg broken; David M. Lourey, en
gineer, had his ankle sprained and face
badly cut. and Charles Keed, fireman,
had his ankle sprained.
DID THEY QUARREL?
frank J. Curtin Kills Himself
After an Interview.
San Francisco, Jan. 25.— Frank J.
Curtin, purser of the steamer Umatilla,
which runs between San Francisco and
Puget sound ports, shot himself through
the head in his stateroom on the
steamer last night. He was taken
to the receiving hospital, but died in
a short time. Curtin arrived at
the Umatilla's dock soon after 10
o'clock last night. He was accompanied
by a woman, and they went aboard the
steamer together, and entered Curtin's
stateroom, where they remained about
twenty minutes. The woman then left
in a coupe, and Curtin, after talking
pleasantly for a few moments with an
officer of the steamer Santa Cruz, went
back to his stateroom. Three minutes
later a pistol shot was heard in his
room, and Curtin was found on the
floor with a bullet wound in his head.
lie was removed at once to the
hospital, but died, not regaining con
sciousness. The woman "who accom
panied him to the steamer has disap
peared. It has been learned that Curtin
has been very attentive to the woman,
who came here from Victoria, B. C, on
the last voyage of the Umatilla, and
from information furnished by the
clerk of the Lick house it is believed
the woman's name is Mrs. A. Raymond.
There was nothing found among Cur
tin's effects to indicate the cause of his
suicide.
EIGHT BAD MEN.
A Jailer's Narrow Escape From
Instant Death.
Cleveland, Term., Jan. 25.— A des
perate attempt at jail delivery occurred
at this place last night. When Sheriff
Duff unlocked the door of a cage he was
seized by two of the eight men confined
therein and a pistol taken from him. A
lamp was knocked out of his hand and a
desperate fight ensued, one man against
eight. The plucky officer drew another
pistol and firing began. Tlie prisoner
who had Duff's pistol put it full lv the
officer's face and fired it, but the bullet
missed its mark, although the sheriff
was badly powder-burued. Duff
ivrenched the weapon away and was
master of the situation, and locked up
the unruly inmates ol the cell. Scores
DAILY ST. PAUL GLOBE
of citizens, armed with guns and pistols,
flocked to the jail, but their aid was uot
needed.
Died From the Cold.
Rock Springs, Wyo., Jan. Will
iam Mosgrove, mayor of Rock Spriugs,
went thirty or forty miles up on the
mountains last Thursday with Charles
Williams on a deer hunt. They returned
Saturday morning at 11 o'clock, and at
4 o'clock Mosgrove was a corpse. The
camping out in the severe climate up on
the mountains was too much for him.
and the suffering he endured on the
way and after he got home is said by
those present to havp been terrible be
yond description. Mr. Mosgrove was
one of the old landmarks of this mining
camp, and for many years kept the
American house, the pioueer hotel of
this place. •
Demons and Dynamite.
Bluefield, W. Va., Jan. 25.— The
fourtli instance in which houses in this
vicinity have been blown up with dyna
mite occurred here last night. The
home of James Collins was demolished
Thursday night, Moses Henry's store
was partially wrecked the same night,
and William Roan's dwelling was de
molished and several persons injured.
Three arrests have been made as a re
sult of the explosion last night. The
town is terrorized.
"West Virginia Regulators.
Wheeling, W. Va., Jan. 25.— The
Red Men, a band of regulators, after
being quiet for a long time, have again
shown their peculiar species of author
ity. Last night thirty disguised men
look John Barber and James Ballard
from their homes in Witt county, tied
them to trees and 'beat them unmerci
fully. Oscar Keller, oue of'tho baud,
has been arrested.
Distillery Burned.
Peoiua, 111., Jan. 25.— At 4 o'clock
this morning the Hamburg distillery, at
Pekin, was burned and is a total loss.
The plant was valued at '885,000," and
the warehouse contained spirits wortii
$20,000. The cause of the fire is not
known. The loss is fully covered by
insurance.
Blaze at Spokane.
Spokane Falls. Wash.. Jan. 25.—
The Green block, a two-story brick
building, burned last night. Loss, $61,
--000; insurance, $55,000.
THE DEVEREAUX BLAMELESS,
But The Folsom is Liable for Big
Damages. ~~
Cleveland, 0., Jan. 25.— Judge
Ricks, of the United States district
court, gave judgment in favor of libel
lants in the case of the collision be
tween the steamers J. H. Devereaux
and Alexander Folsom in St. Mary's
river, in August. The Devereaux was
held blameless. The decisiou was
based upon the testimony of Captains
Kelly and Mallory, summoned as ex
perts. It admits such a thing as
suction, in the channel described,
caused by two steamers passing each
other, and asserts that the violent
sheer of the Devereaux was due
to this suction. This "suction
under such circumstances, the judge
holds, is so well known to navisrators
that the master of the schooner Mitch
ell, in tow of the Folsom should have
anticipated and guarded against the
danger of collision from that cause. He
also expresses the opinion that with
the wind blowing from the quarter
stated, it was gross negligence on the
part of the master of the Folsom to have
towed his consorts through the chan
nel of Lake George in St. Mary's river
with sails set and drawing, and that
the speed of the Folsom and tow was
too great, increasing the suction. The
Devereaux was managed with skill and
prudence, and is exculpated. H. F.
Carleton is named as commissoner to
report the amount of damage to the
Devereaux. The amount claimed is
$18,000. _
MORE PEOPLE WANTED.
Money to Get People to North Da
kota.
Special to the Globe.
Fargo, N. D., Jan. 25.— The board of
trade will meet this morning to con
'Siderthe immigration scheme advanced
by President Hill, of the Great North
ern, in this morning's Argus. Presi
dent Hill proposes to raise $5,000 in St.
Paul, the same amount in Minneapolis,
and the same amount from counties and
towns on both sides of Red river in the
; valley. To this $15,000 Mr. Hill agrees
! to add another $15,000. making a fund
of $30,000. and then proposes that 100
farmers of the Red river valley shall be
selected, and sent East to advertise the
advantages of the Northwest. The
Grand Forks Business Men's association
will be requested to take hold of the
matter, and a boom of immigration to
the Northwest is expected.

Answered by McQueary.
Canton, 0., Jan. 25.— Rev. Howard
McQueary, in a sermon to-night, re
plied to the sermon of Father Ignatius,
the monk, delivered at New York a
week ago. He said the latter had at
tacked Heber Newton over his shoul
ders, saying both he and Rev. McQueary
should be expelled from church, while
in reality Father Ignatius himself had
been denied the privilege of preaching
in his own country, and only through
the courtesy of the bishop of New York
had he been granted that right here.
' — . .
They Are Secret Societies.
Galena, 111., Jan. 25.— Rev. G. Klin
edworth,pastor of the Lutheran church
at Schappville, one of the largest relig
ious organizations in Jo Daviess county,
has forbiddeu communicants of his par
ish from becoming members of either
the Grand Army of the Republic or the
Farmers' Mutual Benefit association on
the ground that they are secret societies,
to which orthodox Lutheranism is
strictly opposed. The edict was made
public" this forenoon, and is said to have
created no little excitement among the
members of the church.
Will Hold a Fair.
Special to the Globe.
Rochester, Minn., Jan. 25.— At the
annual meeting of the Olmsted County
Agricultural society the following
officers were elected: President, M.
Burns; vice president, J. D. Fuller; sec
retary, A. T. Stebbins; treasurer, T. H.
Titus; executive committee, O. T. Dick
erman, William Brown, Martin Bren
nan, F. L. V. Mount, O. M. Ormund. It
was voted to hold a fair uext fall in con
nection with the Southern Minnesota
Fair association in this city.
American Jews Protest.
Omaha, Neb., Jan. r 25.— A meeting of
Hebrews, consisting of many of the
leading citizens of that '. faith, was held .
heie to-day, and it was decided to '■ re
quest the Nebraska" representatives in
congress, to use all efforts to secure a
protest on the part of the United States
against the treatment accorded Jews
by Itussia and the Russian government.
OGLESBYJUT OF IT.
Uncle Dick Ready to Admit
That He Cannot Be
Elected.
The Republicans are Dissatis
fied and in a Measure
Disorganized.
"Long" Jones Engaged in
Circulating Some Very
Rank Yarns.
Dp. Moore, of the Alliance
Trio, Pairs With Jo
seph Adams.
Springfield, 111., Jan. 25.— The man
ager* of Uncle Dick Oglesby's senatorial
campaign are nearly ready to admit that
it has been a failure, and that Gen.
Palmer's election is all but assured.
When Uncle Dick started for Elkhart
Thursday night he gave as his reason
for going that he had had enough of a
fight in which he was bound to be the
under dog to the finish. His fol
lowers all share his belief. For two
days they have done but little else but
try and reach some sort of an under
standing with the chairman of the Dem
ocratic, steering committees, so as to
bring about a cessation of hostilities
until after Tuesday, and thus keep down
the bald fact that your uncle is, meta
phorically speaking, "in the soup."
But they have failed. The Democrats
are full of right and will have
nothing else. The Republicans, on the
other hand, are dissatisfied and in a
measure disorganized. The two cau
cuses which were held Thursday to dis
cipline recalcitrants who were not will
ing to sacrifice personal considerations
for the mere sake of prolonging a
Losing and Costly
fight did not have the effect it was in
tended they should have. Republican
members clamored all day Saturday for
a chance to get away, and as a good
many of them cannot by any combina
tion of circumstances get back in time
to vote Monday they have been a source
of no end of worry to their leaders.
Some of them have been persuaded
to postpone their departure, but
the rest declared they would go,
no matter what happens. Gen. Palm
er's men will all be back bright and
early Monday morning, and when the
joint session roll is called 101 Democrats
will answer to their names. The stories
that are now receiving such wide circu
lation to the effect that there
is open dissatisfaction among them
are without foundation, so far
as surface indications show.
They can be traced to "Long" Jones,
chairman of the Republican state cen
tral committee, who. for reasons of his
own, believes that this is the most ef
fective way of fighting Gen. Palmer.
Ever since Jones cames to Springfield
he has not lost an opportunity to say
that there are members of
The Chicago Delegation
who have told him that they will not
stand by Gen. Palmer beyond a certain
time, which they themselves will fix.
Mr. Jones discreetly refuses to tell the
names of the men that he has in his
mind, but nevertheless his stories have
beeu seized upon with avidity by
the reporters of Republican or
gans and printed in detail. Inquiry
has proved that there is no foun
dation whatever for them and that they
comprise only a small part of the am
munition the big cnairmau hopes to fire
in defense of his policy, "Anything to
beat Palmer." Jones has done many
unique things since he has been here,
and Republicans as well as Demo
crats have enjoyed more than one
hearty laugh at his antics, but with
a nerve that is almost mammoth
in its proportions he has proudly claimed
the credit for every clever bitof strat
egy that his side has Derformed. Palmer
sentiment is as enthusiastic as ever to
night, and there does not seem to be
much doubt but that that the campaign
will be brought to a close in a short
time. Gen. Palmer is
Serenely Confident
and so are his intimate friends and ad
mirers. The gallant way in which the
Democrats have stood together on every
party question, as well as in the sena
torial fight, must have surprised the
wise prophets who, less than a month
a£o, were predicting that the veteran
would not poll his full party strength
on any one ballot. He will con
tinue to get 101 votes as long as the
deadlock lasts. About one-halt of jJie
members of the house and senate hsrve
left for St. Louis and Chicago. The
other half is still here and will remain
over Sunday. There will be abso
lute neutrality until Monday, for
most of the leaders are gone, and,
besides, there does not seem to be any
disposition on the part of either Demo
crats or Republicans to change the pres
ent situation. The three farmers are
in town. Mr. Cockrell was around the
Leland to-night, and In talking with a
friend he said he going home sure next
Friday.
Moore Pairs with Adams.
The senatorial situation was given a
new phase last night when Dr. Moore,
the leader of the farmer trio, volun
teered to pair with Joseph Adams, the
Christian county Democrat, whose left
eye will have to be removed to save the
right one. The doctor's offer was accept
ed by the Democratic leaders, and he
readily signed a written agree
ment not to vote similar to
the one that Senator Fuller
would not let Parson Weedon sign dur
ing the afternoon. Adams will proceed
to Chicago at once, place himself under
the care of an oculist and have the deli
cate and painful operation performed.
How long he will be gone cannot even
be conjectured, but it seems reasonably
certain, from tne plans of the Repub
licans based on this new develop
ment, that there will be no elec
tion of a United States senator
until he is able to return to his seat and
vote. Senator Fuller says that while
Adams is away the Republicans will not
vote at all, which maneuver simply
means that there can be no quorum.
Even if Cockrell and Taubeneck were
to vote with the Democrats there can be
no election, because the total strength
they could thus muster would
amount to only 102 votes, or
just one-half of the total in both houses.
Springfield doctors who have examined
Adams' eye say he cannot possibly get
back in less than a week, and they are
inclined to believe that it may be two
or three weeks. The plan of having the
operation performed in the state house
was abandoned from motives of sym
pathy for the old man.
Won the Championship.
H. Davidson won the championship
of Minnesota as a skater at the match
yesterday afternoon, Bofiuer coming in
ST. PAUL, MINN.. MONDAY MORNING, JANUARY 26, 1891.
second and Palmer third. Mettie heldr ]
second place until the ninth lap, whrfn
he broke a blood vessel and dropped
out of the race. The time was 17:17 for
the live miles.
OVER NIAGARA PALLS.
An Intoxicated Man Meets a Snd
den Death.
- Niagara Falls, N. V., Jan. 25.—
Shortly after 5 o'clock last evenimr
Henry Highland, the keeper of Goat
island, saw a man come to the bridge,
and start up the island hill toward
the falls. The man made no
reply to the keeper's challenge, but
when asked what hotel he was stopping
at replied "Vendome." The man was
intoxicated, and Highland said ;he
would go over to the main shore with
him. Just as they reached the bridge^
the stranger broke away and, running a
few steps, jumped over the bridge lead
ing from Bath island to Goat island into
the rapids. The water being shallow the
man clambered out oii to a cake of ice and
reached the pier. He refused all assist
ance, however, and plunged into a swift
current, and was carried down out of
sight. He probably passed over the
falls. He was about twenty years old,
nearly six feet tall, well dressed in dark
clothes, with long, dark overcoat and
silk hat. He uttered no word except;
"Vendome" during all the time.
Cleveland, 0., Jan. 25.— is sup
posed that the Niagara Falls suicido
was C. E. Stanley, of this city.
Oi •"
" TROY'S POLLUTION
Causes an Epidemic of Typhoid
Fever in Albany. ;.-/
<■ Albany, N. V., Jan. 25.— Much un
easiness is felt here over the prevalence
of typhoid fever. There are eighty
cases in the city proper, twelve
of which were reported yesterday,
and many deaths have already oc
curred from this cause. The fever
is of a violent type in most of the cases.
The alarm, however, is not because of
either the number of cases or their vir
ulency, but on account of their location.
Only two of the patients reside east of
Pearl street, where more than a fifth of
the city's 100,000 inhabitants have
homes. All the others are .in
the district west of Pearl street.
An investigation puts the drainage
factor out of the question, and the only
other probable cause of the fever is the .
water supply. All that part of the city
west of Pearl street uses Hudson river
water, east of Pearl street being sup
plied from the new reservoir built by
the special water commission and filled
with water collected far beyond the
city limits. The water, supply ques
tion has been hotly discussed here, and ,
this outbreak of deadly fever is plainly
attributable to the river water. The
efforts of tl:e old commission to force
another pumping station on the city
will be fought to a. final defeat during!
the present year. They have-asserted'
that the 8,000,000 gallons' cf sewage
which Troy empties into the river
daily but six miles above Albany,
to which must ,be added as much
more from other cities and towns on the
upper Hudson is eliminated by natural
purification before Albany is reached.;
Tne present outbreak of fever seems to |
refute this statement and to prove that
the water is absolutely unfit for drink- \
ing purposes. The fever has also broken '\
out in Troy. One family named Ander- i
son has buried several children within
the week, besides the mother and the
remaining children are stricken with
the fever. ', ...,_■ V" >^-M
JOHN J. DAVIS DEAD.
The Well-Known Coke Man Passes
Away.
Corning, N. V., Jan. 25.— John J.
Davis, a prominent citizen of Tioga,
Pa., and superintendent of the Tioga
coke works for the Fall Brook Coal com
pany, died at his home Saturday
niglit. after a term of sickness
covering a ueriod of three months. His
ailment was an organic disease affect
ing the spleen. Many prominent phy
sicians from New York state and Penn
sylvania have been in attendance upon
him for weeks, but witliouc avaii. Mr.
Davis was born in South Wales in 1837.
At the age of twelve years he immi
grated to this country with his mother,
his father having been killed in
the mines. Coming to Scranton, Pa.,
he joined his brother in the mines. His
practical ability attracted the attention
of his employers, and he was at an early
age placed in chargeof extensive opera
tions in developing the anthracite de
posits in the vicinity of Scranton.
Davis was finally engaged by the Old
Salt company, of Syracuse, to develop
its bituminous coal deposits, located at
what is now the town of Morris, in
Tioga county, Pa. In 1876 Mr. Davis
was made superintendent of the Arnot
mines, then owned and operated by the
Blossbunr Coal company. He continued
in that capacity until the property was
purchased by the New York, Lake Erie
& Western company, at the same time
carrying on extensive coal explorations
and making many notable developments.
He had long been recognized as a re
liable authority pertaining to coke de
posits. He leaves a family of several
children.
A CRISIS APPROACHING.
The Republicans Have a Scheme
to Shut Off Senate Debate.
Washington, Jan. 25.— The legisla
tive day began in the senate last
Wednesday, the 21st, has not yet closed,
as no adjournment has taken place,
the intermissions of rest being in
the shape of recess. A recess was taken
last evening until to-morrow at 11
o'clock, when Senator Morgan will re
sume his speech against the closure
rule. The Republicans have a plan by ;
which they intend to shut off debate on
this question either Tuesday or Wedues- !
day. What the plan is Senator Alclrich
will not disclose, as he does not intend i
letting the Democrats into his secrets, j
It is asserted that Vice President Mor- i
ton has braced up and is willing to
adopt any arbitrary method suggested
by which the interminable talk of the
Democrats can be stopped. So far Mr.
Aldnch has had a majority with him
and he expects to have it on the final
vote on the rule. There is little cred
ence placed in the story that Senator
Ingalls has entered into a compact with
Senator Gorman, whereby the latter
will insure Jlngalls' re-election through
Democratic votes-ou the agreement that
Ingalls will kill the cloture rule and the
elections bill. A story to that effect ap
pears in one of the New York papers
this morning. Senator Ingalls' pro
nounced aversion to Democrats, it is
agreed, would forever prevent him from
making any such treasonable agree
ment.
Many Were Injured.
London, Jan. 25.— At Greenock the
railroad strikers became riotous this
morning at 2 o'clock, and a serious en
counter with the police resulted in
many injuries on both sides.
The Louisville Entries.
Louisville, Ky., Jan. 25.— The
entries for the stake events of the
spring meeting at Louisville Jockey
club will be published to-morrow.
The six events show an increase .of
eighty-three.
HARDEN OR SEWARO.
One of These Will Be the
Next Senator From South
Dakota.
The Republicans May Secede
and Organize a Separate
House.
Kansas Alliance Men to Go
After Ingalls' Scalp To-
Night.
W. A. Harris, an Ex-Confed
erate, a Leading Candi
date for Senator.
Special to the Globe.
Piehke, S. D., Jan. 25.— Considerable
speculation hss been indulged in to-day
regarding a new turn in the senatorial
situation. The fusionists are strongly
talking of fixing on either J.W. Harden
or Speaker Seward as their choice, and
let the ballot determine the strongest
to-morrow without a caucus. It is said
nearly if not all the Democratic and
Independent members have agreed
to vote for the one of these who
shows up the greatest vote on joint
ballot. Harden is of De mocratic pedi
gree, while Seward has always figured
in politics as a free lance. Moody takes
his evident defeat, caused by the un
seating of the Lawrence county mem
bers, coolly, and desires to remain the
caucus nominee of the Republicans
until he or some other one is named.
Senator Pettigrew, who has been here
laboring earnestly in Moody's behalf, is
said to feel worse over the situation
than Moody. There is still strong talk
of the Republican members of the house
seceding and organizing a separate
body, though the more conservative re
gard this action as revolutionary.
COOKING INGALLS' GOOSE.
The Farmers Doing It to the
Queen's Taste.
Topeka, Kan., Jan. 25.— Senator In
galls was right when he remarked in his
speech last night that the battle was on.
It was on. and no truce was declared
over Sunday. The Farmers' Alliance
was busy all day. None of the members
went home, taking advantage of the
Sunday vacation. They were all needed
at the caucuses and they were all on
hand. Most important action was de
cided upon to-day. That was the un
seating of two Republican representa-
I tives, reducing ingalls' forces by that
er. The committee on privi
. .uges and elections met early this
morning to consider the two contested
• election cases which still remain to be
disposed of. They were the cases of
Reedy, Alliance, against Boyer, Repub
lican, from Lyons county, and Maxwell,
J Alliance, against Rood, Republican,
from Marion county. Boyer was de
clared elected by seven majority, and
I Rood and Maxwell were tied. The com
• mittee remained in session until noon,
when it agreed upon a report. The
committee is composed of four Alliance,
two Republicans and one Democrat.
The majority reported that the sitting
members were elected by fraud and the
corruption of votes and recommends
that the contestants be given their seats.
Speaker Elder, of the house, was in
formed of the committee's de
cision. He immediately called a
caucus of the Alliance members.
The caucus was, as usual, secret. It was
brief, however. From one of the mem
bers it was learned that it had unani
mously decided to adopt the majority
repoit of the committee the first thing
at to-morrow's session, and seat the con
testants in time to give them a vote on
the senatorial question the following
day. This action will increase the vote
of the Alliance in joint ballot to ninety
four and will reduce the Republican
i vote to sixtj'-four. The Alliance will
then have thirty plurality over the Re
publicans and a majority of twenty-one
overall. It will require eighty-three
votes in joint ballot to elect.
The Alliance members are garrulous
enough when they are approached on
contemplated legislation, but when it
cemes to the senatorial question they
are as dumb as the sphinx. They de
cline to say anything definite regarding
the caucus of last night. They do say,
however, that no agreement was
reached. Speaker Elder denies the re
port that a ballot was taken last night
and that W. A. Harris, the stock raiser
of Leaven wortii county, received fifty
one votes. He says no ballot was taken
and that the claims of the various can
didates only were considered. There
will be no further caucus until to-mor
row night, when it is expected aw agree
ment will be reached. The Alliance
men are all confident they will
elect an Alliance man on the
first ballot to succeed Mr. In
galls. No one dares predict who
lie may be, Speaker Elder said to-day
that by no possible means could Mr. In
galls "be re-elected. Ninety-one mem
bers, he said, were honor bound to vote
against Mr. Ingalls, and he had no doubt
that the two new members to be sealed
in the places of the Republican iucum
bents would also give their pledges to
the same effect. It was at last night's
caucus that these pledges were given.
After the caucus candidates had pressed
their claims it was decided to defer bal
loting until Monday, but a resolution
was adonted and signed by all the mem
bers declaring that the subscribers to
the document would vote to the last
against Mr. lugalls.
It seems to be the general opinion that
W. A. Harris ana John Willets now
have the luad over the other Alliancee
candidates. Mr. Harris is an ex-Con
federate and served through the war on
Gen. Lee's staff. This fact has preju
diced some eighteen or twenty old sol
diers against Frfm, and were it not for
that it is generally believed he could
win the prize hands down. John Wil
lets' stock was looking up to-day. He
is making no canvass for the place and
his boom is a sort of an undercurrent
affair. The other candidates have about
held tf*eir opponents. All was activity
at Mr. Ingall's headquarters to-day. His
friends from all over the state are here,
volunteer recruits in his service. He
held numerous conferences with them
to-day. They say Mr. Ingalls will suc
ceed himself. The Alliance, they say,
will be unable to agree udou a candi
date and enough votes finally will go to
Mr. Ingalls to elect him. The senator
was visible to-day to all callers. He
would ha-ve nothing to say, however,
about the senatorial question to report
ers.
Preparing for Service.
Sax Francisco. Cal,, Jan. 25.— The
revenue cutter Bear is beiug fitted for
sea here, and work on her is progress
ing rapidly. The most siguilicaut change
that is being made in strengthening of
her is the spar deck, cutting porthole 3
in sides and putting down gun carriages
for two long four-inch rifles.
CINCHED BY CHICAGOANS.
A Mexican Engineer Who Is Out
; $1,200.
Chicago, Jan. 25.— A morning paper
says: Another gigantic scheme in
which .C. B. ; Holmes was the prime
mover is shaking. A year and a half
ago Carlos Zaremba came here from the
City of Mexico, and in company with
Mr. Holmes organized tho American &
Mexican Investment company under
the laws of the state, with a capital
stock of $3,500,000. The following di
rectors were selected : W. P. Williams,
W. B. Williams, C. B. Holmes, Matt
Pinkerton, G. C. Miller and William
Armstrong. W. P. Williams was elect
ed president; C. B. Holmes, vice pres
ident and W. B. Williams, secretary and
treasurer. The company then pro
ceeded to issue 35,000 shares of stock at
§100 a share. Just how much of this
stock was taken by Chicago capitalists,
Engineer J. G. Parks, of Guanajato,
Mexico, is anxious to learn. Mr. Parks
is now in the city, and the object of his
visit -is to collect a claim of .$1,228
against the company. This, he says, is
due him for salary as engineer of Gua
najato zone, or mining district, and for
money which he paid from his own
purse as wages to the fourteen men em
ployed by him. Cailos Zaremba bought
five mineral zones from the Mexican
government, giving $5,000 on each as se
curity. Each one covers a territory of
400 square miles. They are designated
by the names of Guanajato, Za
catecas, San Luis Potosi, San Fil
ipe and Victoria. Tney, are all
located within 200 miles of the City of
Mexico. The conditions under which
the concessions were made by the Mexi
can government were that §250,000
should be expended on each zone
within five years, and that a certain
number of men should . be employed.
This gave the Amerieau & Mexican In
vestment company. the first right to ex
plore the section of couutry aud selecj
thirty claims free. The company was
supposed to raise the money in Chicago,
but Mr. Parks says he has seen none of
it. He called upon Mr. Holmes, but
that gentlemen denied having been con
nected with the company in any way.
His next recourse was to bring suit
against the comjjany, and he has al
ready taken steps in that direction. Mr.
Parks says if the Mexican government
becomes aware of the fact that the men
are not paid, the concessions granted to
the company will be revoked.
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THE BARRUNDIA INCIDENT.
Ex-Minister Mizner Discusses It
' at Length.
San Francisco, Jan. 25.— Ex-Mini
ster to Guatemala L. B. Mizner arrived
in this city from Mazatlan yesterday on
the Pacific Mail steamer San Jose. He
had, he stated, written out a full ac
counts of the facts about the death of
Barrundia, but as yet he was not cer
tain that it would not be a breach of
dipolmatic ethics to make it public un
til he had seen the authorities iv Wash
ington. He said he thought Mr. Blame
was not the author of the letter he re
ceived from the state department,cen
suring his conduct in* the matter,
but that it had . been . written
by a subaltern, and signed by the: sec
retary of state without careful perusal.
Prior to the death of Gen. Barrundia,
Minister Mizner had procured his safe
conduct out of Guatemala, "it was im
possible for me to think of giving all my
personal attention to the Barrundia mat
ter," said the ex-minister, "as the in
terests of the United States and the
peace of five republics seemed to de
mand all my time and attention just at
this moment. On Aug. 26 the basis of
peace was finally agreed upon, and I
could see that my labors were about to
be rewarded. The day before that Gen.
Barrundia entered Guatemala on the
Acapulco. In finally advising Capt.
Pitts to surrender the rebel, 1 believe I
acted in strict accord with all the
precedents and with international law."
Mr. Mizner described Barrundia as a
common criminal, who was wanted for
other crimes than those of a political
nature. The reports that Mizner's life
was in danger after the killing of the
rebel general were characterized as
utter falsehoods. He said last night
that he had never gone armed. He had
no escort, and had never asked for one.
He says he hopes to explain his course
in the matter to the satisfaction of all
and to his own vindication. He will re
maiu in this city for the present, and
then proceed to Washington to state his
case to the secretary. Mr. Mizner is not
over-sanguine that the treaty between
the five republics will last long. Both
Guatemala and Salvador are now buying
arms and ammunition in Europe, and iv
other ways preparing for war that he
thinks will not be long delayed.
COAL TAXES.
An Important Supreme Court De
cision Upon Them.
St. Louis, Jan. 25.— The decision of
the supreme court of Illinois affirming
the decision of the St. Clair county
court, in the suit of James D. Baker,
collector, against The Consolidated Coal
Company, of St. Louis, to collect taxes
on veins of coal, will result in thousands
of dollars annually being paid into the
St. Clair county treasury. It also estab
lishes a precedent throughout the state
upon a point which has never hereto
fore been brought before a court of law.
Collector Baker in 1890 notified the Con
solidated Coal company that they would
be obliged to pay taxes upon veins of
coal supposed to exist in certain lands,
the mining right of which was ownea
by them. ■ The ; coai ; company refused
upon the ground that the value of the
veins was not known. Suit was brought
to collect delinquent taxes, and Judge
Hay decided in favor of the county,
-holding that the tax paid by the owner
of the surface did not pay for any sup
posititious veins of mineral. An appeal
was- taken to the supreme court, which
has affirmed Judge Hay's decision.
' » —
COKE REGION STRIKE.
One Will Be Inaugurated in a Few
Days.
Pittsburg, Pa., Jan. Prepara
tions are being made by the Knights o£
; Labor of the Connellsville coke region'
and their employers, the coke operators,
for a prolonged and desperate wage
struggle. From '. present indications
■ neither side will concede sufficient to
Imake an amicable settlement possible.
The annual convention; of the men
closed at Scottdale last night withadis-.
cussion of ' the wage .'"question, and it
was decided to notify the operators that
they must meet them by Feb. 2 to con-;
fer, : otherwise "_ a strike involving
the O entire - region ':,'■ would be : de
clared on the : 10th *of February.
The operators continue to declare " that
thedemands of the men are ridiculous.
They claim the workers ; snould accept
a decrease' instead of asking for: an ; in
crease in wages. The heavy^consumers
of r: coke ; are plainly expecting a strike, ;
and are accnmulatiug i coke ; in Jquanti
' ties away ahead •; of .". the : necessities •'. of
immediate consumption. A strike ,in
the coke • regions will involve 12,000
men.
GOTHAM J[ GLOOM,
The Metropolis Is Visited by
the Greatest Storm of
the Year.
Telegraphy, Telephone and
Electric Light Wires Fall
by Thousands.
The Great City Without Light
and in a Maze of Con
fusion.
New Jersey and Other Neigh
boring States Touched by
the Storm.
New York, Jan. 25.— The storm
which set in at 11 o'clock last night and
continued until noon to-day was the
severest of the season thus far. About
six inches of snow fell, and it was of the
wet, clinging kind that fastened itself
to everything it touched, loading trees
until they were shorn of their branches
or fell prostrate with their trunks
snapped off as though tl'ey had been
mere twigs, and clinging to the
electric wires until they gave
way under the pressure, and broke in
all directions or until the poles on
which they were strung fell, crushed by
the immense weight. The poles fell
across street and against houses,
blocking all traffic on the form
er, and threatening [death and
dustruction to the latter and their in
mates. At daylight this morning the
work of destruction had commenced,
and it continued until the snowfall
ceased at noon, when the wrecks
of trees and telegraph poles were
to be found on every street, while ir
regular festoons of wire were hanging
on every hand, and detached lengths of
wire were strung on every sidewalk.
No such work of destruction has been
known since the great blizzard of March,
1888, and it is a question if that mem
orable storm was more serious in its
effects upon the telegraph poles and
wires of the city. Early in the morning
telegraphic and telephonic connections
were broken, and, while the snow did
not otter a bar to railroad traffic, the
Prostrate Poles
and fallen wires prevented the running
of cars on many streets, and even the
elevated railroad trains were compelled
to move cautiously and were often
brought to a stop by the wires that had
fallen across the tracks. The police and
fire departments were especial sufferers.
All wire connections between the var
ious police stations and the central of
fice were broken and recourse was had to
messengers. The fire department cir
cuits were generally broken, and as no
alarms could be sent out excepting on a
very few circuits, patrols of firemen
were established throughaut the city.
Men were set to repair damage at once,
and these two most important of the
city departments will soon have their
telegraph service restored. The same
may be said of the telegraph, telephone
and electric light companies, all
of which had their full ef
fective force engaged all day-
Many quarters of the city would be
wrapped in darkness this evening but
for the fortunate circumstance that the
moon is nearly full and supplies in part
the lack of the electric lights, none of
which were working in any portion of
the city except in some sections in the
Harlem district. Early this evening Act
ing Superintendent of Police Byrnes is
sued a general ord*r calling upon the po
lice to use extraordinary vigilance during
the night, as the criminal class might
be disposed to take advantage of the
disastrous condition of affairs ami com
mit depredations against -life and prop
erty. Up to this writing no intelligence
has been received of any disastrous
fires or overt acts. A partial list only
can be given of
The Accidents.
caused by the storm. At about 9 o'clock
this morning seven huge telegraph
poles on Fourth avenue, between One
Hundred and Twenty-first and One
Hundred and Twenty-filth streets,
were broken off close to the ground,
falling with a great crash into the cut
of the New York Central railroad, ef
fectually blocking the track. Fortu
nately no train was passing at the
time, but the train for Feekskill,
which left the Grand Central depot at
9 o'clock, had a narrow .escape as
it came thundering out of the Yorkville
tunnel just as the accident occurred and
was stopped by a signal at 110 th street.
It was nearly two hours before the
wreckage was cleared away and traffic
on the road was resumed. Early in the
morning an immense tree that stood in
front of No. 210 East Broadway fell into
the street, narrowly escaping a car
that was loaded with passengers.
In its descent it struck the
telegraph vires and carried down
a lot of f*>les. All the telegraph poles
on Seventh avenue, from Forty-second
street to Fifty-ninth street, fell, cover
ing the avenue with wires and the frag
ments of the poles. The heavy poles on
Fifty-ninth street, from Eighth avenue
to Eleventh avenue, suffered the same
fate. One ot the poles would have
crushed the entrance porch of the
Roosevelt hospital but for the sustain
ing strength of the wires running
to the next pole, which fell
in an opposite direction. The"
pole at the corner of Fifty ninth street
and Ninth avenue fell upon the ele
vated station at that point and partially
crushed it, but hurt no one. At 7:30
o'clock in the morning a line of West
ern Uniomeighty-foot poles fell with a
crash, carrying not less than 150 singie
wires and two cables two inches thick,
with from forty to seventy-rive wires in
them, to the "ground. The cross bars
scraped the sides of the
Brown Stone Flat*
on the south side of the street 83 they
fell and shook the buildings to their
very foundations. The fall made a
sound like thunder, startling people
for blocks away. Many of the enor
mous poles were broken in three pieces
and the cross arms were shattered.
The houses were so blockaded by tne
wreck that until near midday ingress
or egress was impossible. Several
poles fell against the Union
Square hotel, Fifteenth street and
Fourth avenue, doing some little
damage to the building. The entire line
of poles on the west side of Park ave
nue, from Fifty-ninth street to Seventy
ninth street, went down, encumbering
both street and sidewalk. The poles on
One Hundred and Twenty-fifth street,
between First and Third avenues and
between Ninth and Tenth avenues, are
down. The debris blocked the One
Hundred and Twenty-fifth street
cable road for several hours.
XO. 26.
At an early hour this morn«
ing a telegraph wire broke in
front of 115 Chambers street and fell
across an electric light wire and re
ceived its current. The wire fell on tho
horses or an Eighth avenue car, and the
deadly current killed one of them in
stantly. Two or three files were caused,
by the broken electric light wires, but
were extinguished with trilling damage.
The whole story of destruction will not
be known until to-morrow, although
it is believed tiiat providentially
no human lives have been lost. The
local signal service is to-night ignorant
of the weather conditions out of New
York because of the wreckage of tha
wires. The highest velocity of the wind!
to.day was thirty-five miles at 4 a. m.
The storm opened in the Gulf of Mexico
Friday. It increased in severity until
it reached Cape ihuteras. The visita
tion reached New York city at 10:45
with a rain which changed to suow at
11:45 p. in. The blinding snow contin
ued to 10 a. m. to-day, and vine inches
fell. It is thought that
The Young Blizzard
did not extend more than 100 miles irt«
land. The Western Union is badly
erippted by the storm, all wires being
down but three.those being in the west
ern circuit, connecting Albany, Roches
ter, Buffalo and CJtfcago. The work of
repair will take several days and the
company will sutler more to-morrow,
because of more business than to-day.
One thousand men will leave the city
to-night on the work of repairs. At
I'eekskill this morning, a hoisted red
signal was snowed under so as to con
ceal its color and an express train
crashed into the nose of a freight train
in a (li-ei) cut. Engine crews jumped for
their lives. No one was killed. One
engine and five cars were demolished,
iiiid travel delayed until this evening.
Long Island is dead t<> the outer world.
Mayor Grant has directed that the police
throughout the city see to it that
the electric current be not
turned ou the various wires
until the board of electrical
control should certify that the wires aro
safe. The dangerous condition becauso
of the wreckage was the cause of the
order. The storm of wind being off
shore no damage to shipping Is reported.
The police and lire forces are ordered
to co-operate to suppress lire and crime.
The storm extended over the entire re
gion from Boston throughout the lower
Eastern states, Southern New York,
New Jersey, Delaware and tho
south of Maryland. At 8 o'clock
this morning there were but few wires
running from the Western Union office,
and at i) o'clock nearly every wire was
rendered useless. At one time commu
nication to Philadelphia, Albany and
Boston was entirely cut olf. The wires
to Albany were the (irst to resumo
working, which was at 1 o'clock. Dur
ing the day telegraphic matter was sent
by train from here" to points in New
England and .New Jersey to bo for*
warded.
Delayed by the Sturm.
llAi.ir.w, X. S.,.Jan. 25.— The steam*
er l'olj liesiiui, wliicli arrived to-iluy
from Liverpool, was delayed nine hours
oft the harbor this morning by a snow
sloriu.
DARK J HUSKY CITY.
All the Electric l,i<jht Wires in at
Hopeless Tangle.
Jeksey City, Jan. 25. — The storm has
made of Jersey City a buried town.
There is not an effective wire to bo
found, either telegraph, telephone, fire
alarm or electric light, save submarine
cables, to New York and Brooklyn.
The isolation is complete. The same is
true of Hoboken, Fallen poles and
tangled wires cumber the streets in
many places. The Western Union wires
are dead on the West Shore railway,
and the only hope south is said to be by
the Jersey Central railway lines. All
the poles on the vast Hackensack
meadows are wrecked. The entire po
lice and lire force in Jersey City and
Hoboken are on duty to quell any tire,
there being no alarm service. At one
point 100 telephone wires are down and
meshed with rained electric light wires.
The city is dark save; for gas lamps In a
limited area never lighted by electricity.
The district messenger service is dead.
By much delayed trains come reports
of Otter prostration of all means of com
munication in and from outlying towns
through Jersey.
IN PENNSYLVANIA.
The Keystone State Also in a Bad
Way.
Habrt&BTTBQ, I'a., Jan. 25.— The east
ern part of the state was visited by a
severe snow storm last night a.id thin
morning. Passengers from Philadel
phia report the storm was very severe
there, great havoc being done to the tel
egraph and telephone wires, and tele
graphic communication is practically
suspended. The Western Union wires
are working westward, but Philadelphia
Heading ami Washington are shutout,
while Baltimore and New York are
being reached by a long and circuitous
route. The i'ostal has no communica
tion at all. Sixty breaks have been
found to a point a few miles outside of
here. It will take a month to repair all
the telephone wires. It is feared tlio
hisrh water in the Busquehanna will
cause damage at certain points badly
situated for a flood.
Pittsbubo, Pa., Jan. 85.— There was
no direct telegraphic communication be
tween Plttaburg and points cast of Har
nsburg to-nigiit. Two ganga of West
ern Union linemen will leave I'ittsburg
early in the morning to help repair tho
breaks between ilarrisburg and Phlla*
delphia.
MAZEPPA ABUZK.
A Minneeota Town's Second Firo
in a Week.
Special to the Globe.
MAZKPPA, Minn., Jan. 26.-2 a. m.—
This village is again visited with fire,
this time on the business street. A. J.
Taft's hardware store, Loskit's butcher
shop, W. D. Little's drug store and
Mrs. Schram's millinery store are
burned. Zumbrota has been asked for
help. At 1 o'clock the tire is undercon
trol, and unless another outbreak oc
curs nothing more will burn.
His Head Crushed.
Erik, I'a.. Jan. '-ix — The ice boat can
nival this evening came, to a suddeft
and tragic termination. Herman Fid
ler had a party of friends out on the
"whiz," ana a half-gale drove the craft
at a terrific rate on to a log, which swia
partially visible above the ice. Fldler,
who was minding the tiller, had his
head crushed and his legs broken.
Death resulted a few hoars later. Benry
Schaefer, who was also in the party,
was badly hurt.
Killed by a Train.
STF.VEXsvir.t.K, Out., Jan. 25.— A
Michigan Central train this aft. i
struck a carriage containing lrv: ;
and Ezra Moore, two well-known citi
zens of Ft. Erie, Out. Moore was killed
I ana Teal seriously injured.

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