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■ CARVED Jo_ DEATH.
Two Farmers Fight in the
' Road Near Little Falls,
One Uses a Pitchfork and the
Other Dexterous With
The Man With the Knife Stabs
His Antagonist to
A Deadwood Physician Shoots
a Fireman Dead After
Special to the Globe.
• Little Fall?, Minn., Oct. — A
most cold-blooded murder was commit
ted last night on the highway leading to
Uravelyille. a small country village just
east of this place. The scene of the
murder was about three miles out from
this city. August Artman was killed
while on his way home from this city,
where he had been during: yesterday.
On their way home were also Xarcisse
Gravel, his sou Alex and rig, and an
other young man, an Italian. The
Story of the Crime
!s as follows: As near as can be ascer
tained from reliable authority, Artman
had been to tow.) with a load of hay,
and had a hay rack on his wagon: also
a pitchfork. X. Gravel, his son and
the Italian overtook the murdered man
and in attempting to pass him Artman
asked who was there. Mr. Gravel re
plied. When Artman asked who the
rest ot the party was Mr. Gravel an
swered again, his son putting in a saucy
remark. One word led to another, and
Artman said he had a good deal of re
spect for Gravel, but began calling his
son vile names, who jumped out of his
buggy, and, as Gravel claims. Artman
used his pitchfork on his son. Mr.
Gravel is a
Cripple on Crutches
and consequently could not dismount
from his buggy to separate the parties.
The young Italian did endeavor, so it is
claimed, to separate them, but not until
Artman. the murdered man cried
enough did Gravel induce his son to get
back in his buggy and drive home, leav
ing Artman alone. This is the story as
told by Narcisse Gravel, the father.
Artman was stabbed in several places,
but what kind of a weapon was used
cannot be determined from the kind of
wounds inflicted, but it is supposed a
knife must have been used, as there
are at least ten or more wounds, and
very bad. deep ones.
The Fatal Stab
■was most likely one received in the left
thigh. The cut is deep and about two
inches in length. This thrust severed
nn artery, from which it is supposed he
bled to death very quickly. Gravel, the
father of the supposed murderer,
claimed that when leaving Artman he
did not know that Artman was badly
hurt, as it all happened in a rather dark
place about B o'clock in the evening,and
he could see nothing that was going on
very distinctly, being at a distance
from the participants in the fight.
When Gravel and his son arrived home
the father thought Artmau was probably
badly hurt, so he started back, but was
met by a party coming from town, who
informed him that Artman had been
Taken to Town.
Upon hearing this Ik turned home,
where the officers found him. His son
Alexander Gravel, the supposed mur
derer, and the Italian, whose name has
not been learned, were arrested at a late
hour last night and are being held. The
coroner held an inquest last night. The
jury will convene again tomorrow
morning, at which time they will prob
ably arrive at a verdict. The murdered
man leaves a wife and a couple of chil
dren. He was about thirty years of age
and was not considered a rough char
acter. Alex Gravel is the son of re
spectable parents, well-to-do, and is
just twenty-two years of age and mar
ried. All are farmers living about ten
miles east of this city, near the town of
KILL.KD his 31 A. X,
But Is Himself Dying With Brain
Special to the Globe.
Dkadwood, S. D., Oct. 2. — The
Baptist church, valued at £12,000. was
destroyed by fire early this morning.
The church had been but recently com
pleted. The fire is supposed to be the
•work of incendiaries. During the prog
ress of the lire a fireman named Clem
tiDurling and a physician named Xaul
teous became involved in a quarrel
which resulted in the physician getting
the worst of the encounter. After the
lire he armed himself, and, meeting
Spurling in a saloon, resumed the quar
rel and was knocked down. As he arose
he pulled a revolver and shot Spnrling
twice in the body, killing him. The
murderer lies at the point of death with
brain fever. The excitement is intense.
The firemen threaten to lynch the phy
sician. He is in jail, surrounded by an
armed guard. Xaukeous is a Dad man,
having said he killed a man at Has
tings, Neb., before be removed here.
A. Chicago Man Seriously Wound
ed While Hunting.
Special to the Globe.
Lakeßextox, Minn., Oct. 2.— Two
ouug men, Peter Jensen, of Tyler,
Minn., aari Harold Frederickson, of
Cnicago, while out hunting ducks about
two mites east of Tyler, met with an ac
cent which may result seriously to
one of them. They were together on a
pond,- and upset the boat and fell on
opposite sides in the water. Jensen's
gun was accidently discharged, the
whole charge entering the left side of
Fredericksou, but it is thought not deep
enough to injure the intestines. Med
ical aid was soon obtained, the wound
dressed, and then he was removed to
Tyler. At this writing he is still un
hilled by L<i4ihtsi»»<j. "
Bpccinl to the Globe.
Zumbota, Minn., Oct. 2.— Frank
dunidt was killed Uy lichiaiaaiyestex
*s^^S>2S?!s^* r *
day while at work on the farm of S. 1
Zetsinan in Mlnm-ola. His home was
in Albert Lea.
PCS OX THE BORDER.
Some of the Reds Kick on the
Special to the Globe.
Fargo, X. D., Oct. 2.— The commis
sion appointed to treat with the Turtle
Mountain Indians are pushing their
work, and have already taken an accu
rate census of the Indians, taking care
to keep separate the Canadian Indians,
American Indians and half-breeds. Lit
tle Shell and his followers and the
Canadian Indians are sulking and re
fuse to let the commissioners come
among them. They seem inclined to
cause trouble. Bottineau. a half-breed
lawyer, is agitating their cause and says
he will be heard from soon. The com
missioners will next turn their attention
to the Cananian reds, and every one will
be stricken from the rolls, necessitating
their return to Canada.
Several Mules Burned.
Special to the Globe.
Waseca, Minn., Oct. 2.— At noon to
day fire was discovered in the frame
barn building: owned by the estate of
W. G. Waid, and situated on his farm,
just outside the city limits. The entire
building was destroyed. Four mules
were burned therein; also, four stacks
of grain which had been stacked near to
Of Course Not.
Special to the Globe.
Maxdax, N. I).. Oct. There is no
truth in the reports ot prairie fires west
of the Missouri. A big fire is reported
150 miles north of Mandan, on the north
side of the Missouri range. Buildings
owned by State Treasurer Booker are
reported burned, with losses of cattle.
Special to the Globe.
Jojidax. Minn.. Oct. 2.— The body of
a young lady supposed to be Lizzie
Tolfson, of Duluth, was found in a mill
Dond here today. The suicide looked
for work here last week, but had not
been seen since.
STRANGE AS FICTION-
A Georgia Woman Keeps the Body
of Her Husband in Her
After Attending to Some Business
She Will Commit Sui
Conrnii.i;. Ga., Oct. 2.— The embalmed
boay of a man, upright in a glass-faced
metallic conin, holding a gold-headed
cane in the hand, and with a profusion
of diamonds ami other jewelry, decor
ates the parlor of Mrs. George W. Mar
vin's handsome residence in this town.
The embalmed body is that of her hus
band, who died on the 10th day of last
July. Dr. Marvin was the wealthiest
man in Cordele. lie was president of
the ban!-:, and was worth something
over $200,000. Dr. Marvin and his wife
were inhdels, though but few people
knew it until his death last July. Mrs.
Marvin was wild with grief at the time
of her husband's death, and made the
startling announcement that she had
made a solemn compact with her hus
band before his death agreeing that
they would enter oblivion at as near the
same time as could be easily arranged
by means of suicide.
She still contemplates taking her own
life as soon as she has made gome ar
rangements for the permanent inter
ment of her husband's remains. When
the doctor died the body was followed
to the grave in the cemetery by all the
people or the town. Four days after
the burial, in the darkness of the night,
there was another funsral procession,
but no carriages followed the hearse,
and no one on foot accompanied the
dead except those who helped to dig the
earth from above the coffin and bear the
corpse back to the place from which the
first procession had started. In the
dead of the night a few trusted friends,
wiiorr. Mrs. Marvin had requested to
act, went to the cemetery and brought
back the body. Next morniue an em
balmer arrived from New Orleans and
embalmed the body. At the same time
an Italian sculptor began preparing
plans for an immense mausoleum to be
erected in Cordele in memory of Dr.
If the original idea had been carried
cut this town would have had the most
maguiticent tomb in Georgia, but Mrs.
Marvin has given up the idea of build
ing the tomb and substituted the build
ing of a college as a living monument to
her husband's memory. Mrs. Marvin
refuses to separate the "jewelry and the
remains of her husband. To bury him
in the cemetery she fears the body will
be exhumed and the jewels stolen.
Therefore, the body is kept in the par
lor of her house, and will stay there
until she decides on some sort of a safe
tomb for the remains of herself and
husband. When such is prepared, by
her own hands she says she will join
DENVER'S WATER WORKS.
The Central Trust Company Now
Dkxyki:, Oct. 2.— The Central Trust
conmauy, of New York, has begun suit
in the United States circuit court
against the Denver society to foreclose
the mortgage for an account from the
restraining order from the defendants
dispossessing the plaintiffs. The bill
alleges that on Nov. 15. 1890, the Denver
City Water Works company delivered
to the trust company $7,000,000
worth of United States bonds and
made assignment of all its prop
erty to secure the bonds, that $4,000,000
of these bonds were duly certified to
according to the provisions of the mort
gage, and that 12,400,000 of these bonds
were returned to plaintiff to be held in
■ escrow under tire terms of an agree
ment to retire certain outstanding
bonds mentioned in an agreement made
Jan. IT. 1892. The trust company
alleges that it has issued $1,200,000
worth of these bonds, and that the re
mainder are still held in escrow. The
default of the defendants in naying
interest is alleged to be the cause of the
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Philadelphia, Oct. The steam
fitters of Philadelphia have gone on
strike for a nine-hour work day and a
uniform scale, of wages. The new
schedule went into effect on Oct. 1, but
Friday, the agreement not having been
signed, the men. to the number of near
ly 200, employed by half a dozen firms,
went on strike.
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Small-Pox at Toronto.
TonoNTO, out., Oct. 2.— Small-pox
has broken out in the general, hospital
here, the victims being two hospital
nurses. The source of the disease is
SAINT PAUL, MINN., MONDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 3, 1892.
CAUSES A SENSATION
Gresham's Defection Stirs the
Blood of Politicians All
No Doubt About His Inten
tion to Vote for Grover
The Step Taken After a Care
ful Consideration of
Judge Gresham Disapproves
Harrison, His Methods and
Chicago, Oct. 2.— There is no doubt
whatever about the attitude of Judge
Gresham. He will vote for Grover
Cleveland. The announcement is made
on authority which cannot be disputed.
The information was brought to town
by gentlemen who came from Spring
field, and confirmed here by Democrats
of high standing who had become iv
■WALTER Q. GP.EsIIAM.
some way acquainted with the fact. By
night it was, where Democratic and
Republican politicians were congre
gated, the general subject of conversa
tion, and no one denied or doubted the
statement. Judge Alleu, of the United
States district court at Springfield, 111.,
first made the announcement. Judge
Gresham lias been iv the state
capital, sitting with JuJge Allen,
for several days. The other
day, while conversing with Judge Allen
on politics. Judge Gresham told him
that he should vote the Democratic elec
toral ticket this fall. Judge Gresham
did not speak confidentially, but told
Judge Allen that lie was at liberty to
repeat the statement if iie cared to do
so. Judge Allen did repeal it to friends
In Springfield, and yesterday morning
the significant determination of Judge
Gresham had come up out of the quiet
valley of the Sangamon into Chicago.
This is the account the Springfield men
who were at the Democratic state head
quarters yesterday gave of Judge Gresh
am's open attitude.
Tlic Groat Jurist.
The great jurist, who loomed up as
such a formidable presidential possibil
ity before President Harrison iv 1888,
who has long stood dangerously near to
the president's ambition,and who would
today have been upon the bench of the
supreme court of the Lnited States but
for the strained relations between him
and Mr. Harrison and the president's
vindictiveness, returned to Chicago yes
terday, but his position as a judge of the
federal courts would not. of course, per
mit him to discuss political questions in
an interview to be given to the
public. The accession of a gen
tleman of such national promi
nence and influence as Judge
Gresham to Mr. Cleveland's forces
gave Democrats much happiness ana
sufficient cause for felicitation to last
all through October and into November.
The acquisition of Judge Gresham to
the Democratic party was declared to
ue more than enough to offset the ad
verse influence of Gen. Sickles, should
the old warrior conclude to leave Tam
many and bolt the ticket. Judge
Gresham's action would, it was consid
ered, draw a large number of votes to
the Democrats in Illinois and be of in
estimable service to the party in In
diana, where he is unusually strong.
and where Harrison's power is waning.
Interest Following (. rc*bajn.
Great interest has followed Judge
Gresham during this campaign, and he
has been made the subject of many
sensational stories by political writers*.
The announcement that he would ac
cept a nomination as the candidate for
the presidency ot the People's party,
spread by Farmer Taubeneck and then
denied; the subsequent statement em
anating from the same source that fie
would take the stump against Harrison,
likewise disproved, kept the judge's
name high in political interest and the
Republican leaders uneasy for a month
after the Minneapolis convention. Bat
the announcement of yesterday, con
sidered with Judge Gresham's well
known disapproval of President Harri
son and his methods, coming from such
a gentleman as Judge Allen, and re
ceiving confirmation from such high,
and authoritative sources, leaves no
room for doubting Judge Gresham's
vote and influence are lost to the lle
Judge Walter Q. Gresham will neither
affirm nor deny the story that he in
tends to vote for Grover Cleveland. lie
was seen tonight by a representative of
the Associated Press, but refused abso
lutely to say anything upon the matter.
His reply to all questions was: "I will
not say a word," and more than that
. could not be obtained from him.
THE SICKLES YARX.
It Doesn't Seem to Hold Water
Worth a Ceut.
Washington, Oct. 5. --Republican
leaders in this city are not advised that
Gen. Sickles will make speeches in fa
vor of President llarrisou. The gen
eral's speech at the G. A. R. banquet is
understood to have been an amplification
oijj.fi &eueral"s refflMfcs at Cfcig3.2a.Cw}>
vention interjected into Bourke- Cock
ran's famous speech, "No Union soldier
can vote for Grover Cleveland.''
IRISH DEMOCRATS SPEAK.
Erin's Sons Protest Ajjainst Irish-
American Republican Clubs.
New Yorjc. Oct. 2.— The Irish-Amer
ican Democratic union, of this city, to
day issued an address, in which it dep
recates the fact that, prompted by the
Republican party, many citizens of the
race have been tempted to form Irish
Republican clubs. These clubs have
been created, ar.d American orators
have been eniisted under the Repub
lican banner, their special value being
their ability to advocate and, if possi
ble, convince citizens of this race that
in aiding the Republican party
they would help Irish interests.
The address says that every
thoughtful citizen must admit that the
success of either political party in this
country has no bearing directly or indi
rectly on the destiny of any other coun
try. Continuing, the address says:
"As American citizens we deem it
not alone un-American, uut unwise,
that any body of citizens should be
guided or controlled in the exercise of
their duty as free men by any other
consideration than that of patriotic duty
to America, and in performing that duty
we believe that we can best do so by
supporting the Democratic party."
The union protests against the asser
tion that the success of the Republican
party means benefit to Ireland, and re
grets the necessity for the formation of
the Irish-American Democratic unions.
CL.EYfiL.AXD IS PLEASED,
And May Make a Few Campaign
Philadelphia, Oct. 2.— Chairman
W. F. Harrity, of the Democratic na
tional committee, came over from New
York Saturday in order to spend Sun
day with his family. Mr. Ilarrity had I
an extended conference with Mr."Cleve
land Friday last, during which the
work of the campaign was reviewed,
and the plans for the future were sub
mitted. Mr. Cleveland expressed him
self as much pleased with the work, and
as quite gratified at the outlook. Mr.
Ilarrity believes that Mr. Cleveland
should make a few public addresses
during the campaign, but whether or
not he 7. ill do so is as yet au undeter
"1 have not kept open house today,"
said ex-President Cleveland to a re
porter. "Just a few of my friends j
dropped in, and there has been little
In regard to the convention of the
Democratic clubs Mr. Cleveland said:
"I have promised to be present at the
meeting in the morning and suppose 1
shall make a few remarks. In the even
ing 1 snail positively attend the recep
Senator Hill remained quietly in hi 3
apartments at the Normandie today aud
took a train this afternoon for Albany. I
His visit to Albany, it is said, lias to do j
with tne meeting tomorrow of the court I
of appeals, when the disputed question j
of the legality of the state legislative
apportionment will be taken up.
XEW YORK APPORTION3IENT.
It Will Be Speedily Brought to a
Albany, N. V.. Oct. 2.— The court of
appeals reassembles tomorrow morning, j
and immediately upon its reconvening
Attorney General Rosendale will ask j
the court to immediately allow the ar- j
guing of the case of The People ex rel.
Carter vs. Frank Rice, as secretaiy of
state, or. as it is better known", the
j apportionment case. The case was
argued at Saratoga, and the general
term decided iv favor of the apportion
ment. Mr. Rosendaie wants it settled
beyond all doubt. He will ask that the
case be heard at once before the court
and the question settled, as there is
ouiy a short time to intervene between 1
this date and the time for the nomina
tions and elections. William A. Suther
land will probably appear for the ap- I
pellants and Mr.Rosendale for the state, i
If the Monroe county case is also up at
the same time, the one argument will
serve for the two.
GROVER OUT DRIVING.
The Ex-President Takes a Spin
New York, Oct. 2. — Ex-President
Cleveland received a number of callers
at his rooms in the Victoria this morn- |
ing. After luncheon at about 3 p.m.,
in company with Oscar Strauss. ex-
Turkish minister, he took a somewhat
protracted drive, going through Central
park and out upon the speedways of j
upper Manhattan island. It was nearly j
(5 o'clock when Mr. Cleveland reached
his hotel. He looked as if the long drive i
in the keen October air had done him j
eood, nerved him up and given a sharp
appetite for dinner. He spent a very |
quiet evening*until «J o'clock. He was i
alone in his apartments looking over his ;
mail and teletrrarns and skimming over j
the Sunday papers.
Traitor Peck's Latest.
Albany. Oct. 2.— Commissioner Peck
will soon explode another of his bombs
in an addition to the report recently
issued, a report by which he tries to
show the increase of wages of the
various branches of the workinsmen.
This table will be about twice as large
as the one given out.
A Rather Remarkable Fraud Dis
covered at Cincinnati.
Cincinnati, Oct. 3.— A few weeks
ago the Cincinnati £ Covineton Street
railway reduced tne fare from 7 to 5
cents, and travel was greatly increased,
but strangely enough the revenue was
largely decreased. The company em
ployed Detective E. A. Miller, of Cleve
land, to discover the cause it possible.
He was affable, and soon had a staunch I
friend in every conductor of the road, j
One night when he had made his last !
tiip a conductor asked him if he was
short, and on his replying yes handed
him a lot of punched tickets, which, on
examination at his room, he found some I
of them scorched. He inquired at the
office what they did witn their canceled
tickets, and on being told they were I
taken to the furnace and burned "found
that the conductors had been in the
habit of resurrecting the tickets that es- '
caped the flames and using them again.
The scheme was a hard one and hard to
The Order of Pente.
Philadelphia, Oct. 2.— The filing of
a bill in equity yesterday against the
Order of Pente, a short-term "get-rich
quick" order, hastened its downfall.
The general convention of the order
was to have been held tomorrow and a
plan of reorganization presented. Now, •
however, the supreme onicers have de
cided to make an assignment tomorrow
Feathers AHarue. . ,
Philadelphia, Oct. ■?.— The estal -
lichment of H. D- Dougherty & i'o..
feathers, at 329 and 331 North Second
street, was damaged by tire today to the 1
extent of 535j063. The insurance j
SUICIDE AND SCANDAL
A Young Marylander Becomes
Infatuated With a Cleve
land's Man's Wife.
He Takes Morphine in Her
Presence and Dies From
The Notorious Desperado,
Frank Cooley, Is Shot
Dead by a Sheriff.
A Long" Island Man Deliber
ately Cuts the Throat
of a Companion.
Chicago, Oct. 2.— There is some little
romance and considerable mystery con
nected with the death ot Frank Mezick,
the young man who committed suicide
by; taking morphine Saturday after
noon, while in the company of Mrs.
Hathaway. The woman in the case is
not quite twenty years old. and is the
wife of a wealthy contractor in Cleve
land. She quarreled with her hasoand
and came to Chicago two weeks azo.
She says she has been stopping at the
Wellington hotel for the past week,
under an assumed name, but refuses to
give the name under which she
registered. It appears that Mezick
and the woman had been together
during the afternoon, and the
woman claims that he tcok poison. Mrs.
Hathaway says she was very much
frightened, and wanted to call a physi
cian, but Mezick insisted upon her go
ing with him in a cab to the house of
Mrs. Etta Lawrence, 135 Twentieth
street. The couple arrived at the above
number aoinit 7:30 o'lock in the even
ing, and were met at the door by Mrs.
Lawrence. Mrs. Hathaway explained
that her companion was sick, and re
quested that he be given a room. Being
acquainted with Mezick, Mrs. Law
rence readily gave him a room. Mrs.
Lawrence assisted Mrs. Hathaway in
removing Mezick's coat, and he lay
down on the bed. Mrs. Lawrence left
the room and went down stairs. In
about five minutes Mrs. Hathaway ran
down stairs and told Mrs. Lawreuce
Had Taken Morphine.
Mrs. Lawrence refused to allow her
to leave the house, and sent for a physi
cian, and the two women went together
to Mezick's room. He was uncon
scious, and, upon the arrival of the
physicciitn. was past aid. Mis. Hatha
way then went for Dr. Tallman, and,
upon his arrival, the police were noti
fied, and Mezick was removed to the
Mercy hospital, where bo died at 4
o'clock this morning. Lieut. Healy,.of
the Cottage Grove avenue station, at
once took Mrs. Hathaway into custody
to await the action of the coroner's jury,
and to be used as a witness before that
body. Mrs. Hathaway was seen at the
Cottage Grove avenue station this aft
ernoon, but was rather reticent, and
declined to talk freely about the matter.
She is a rather prepossessing blonde, of
medium height and buildf and small
"i will be twenty years old in Decem
ber,' she said, "and 1 have been married
a little over three years. 1 have a baby
girl two years of age. My husband Is a
contractor in Cleveland. O. 1 could not
get along with him, and left him a few
weeks ago. 1 have been stopping at the
Wellington hotel for a week ana reg
istered under my maiden name."
MezicK's parents are highly respected !
in Baltimore, where they reside, and his
father is said to be one of the wealthy
and influential citizens of that city. The
suicide's father was telegraphed for, !
and he is now on his way to this city.
FRANK COOLKY KILLED.
The Desperado Meets a Violent
Uxioxtowx, Pa., Oct. 2.— Frank
Cooley, the leader of the famous Cooley
outlaw band, was shot and killed to-day
at his father's home, by a posse under
Sheriff McCormick, of Fayette county.
Cooley had been in the habit of spend
ing his Sundays at the old homestead,
and Sheriff McCormiek, learning of this,
quietly hud the place surrounded last
night. Frank Cooley and his pal. Ram
sey, arrived during the night, and today
the attempt was made to capture them. j
The outlaws tried to escape and the
posse tired, killing Cooley instantly.
Ramsey, however, succeeded in getting
away. There is great rejoicing in Fay
ette county over Cooley's death, as it is
believed that the baud will now be
COOLLY CUT HIS THROAT.
A Cold-Blooded Murder Commit
ted on Long Island.
HrxTiNGTOx. L. 1., Oct.2.— Abraham
Frazier (colored) died at miduight last
night from a wound in ; his throat in
flicted by Louis Gildersleeve, a white
laborer. There had been bad blood
between the two men for some time,
and when they met in a saloon last
evening they began a quarrel. After a
few hot words had been exchanged
Gildersleeve left the saloon, saying, as
lie went out: "Wait a minute: I'll be
back and lix you." Gildersleeve went
to a hardware store and purchased a
large-sized bread knife, saying he
wanted a knife that would "cut good."
He then went to the saloon where, lie
had seen Frazier, and met the • la*. ■*
leaving the place. Walking with hiu;
to a spot where the electric light threw
a dark shadow. Gildersleeve said:
"Now, Abe, lam ready for you.' As
he spoke he seized rrazier, threw him
on the ground, coolly drew the knife
across his throat and walked off.. Fra
zier's cries of murder quickly drew • a
crowd, and some men picked him up
and carried him to a carriage house near
by, where he died. , Gildersleeve was
arrested. - -
,=.- Shot Through the Body. •'
Louisville. Ky., Oct. 2— James Ta
bor, a farmer living in Rowan county,
Kentucky,, went to the home of Horace
Gibbs, a neighbor, called him to the •
door and fired at him with a shotgun.
Gibbs was "slightly wounded, but
quickly returned the fire, emptying
both chambers of his revolver. One
charge passed through Tabor's body,
and he will probably die. Tabors mind
is somewhat. unbalanced, and he : im
agined Gibbs was somewhat intimate
with his wife, . . . . .
A Stcreotyper Suicides.
New York, Oct. 2.— A. H. Conn. i*
stereotypes was found dead today from
asphyxiation in his room at Smith and
McNeil's; hotel, this 1 city. Conn was
employed on the World most of. the
time.- Recently he has been out of em
ployment, a^idit is believed committed
aiiiairUt from 'jPSPOnd^gy.
THE FARMER SEES ONLY ONE SIDE.
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" These Pretenses Should No Longer Deceive."
— Grover Cleveland, Sept. 26. 1892.
M. RENAN IS NO MORE
The Distinguished French Au
thor and Philologist Dies
His Demise Results From a
Severe Cold Caught Last
The Steamers Busy Bee and
Daoiz in Collision Near
The Captain, Mate and Pilot
of the Latter Almost In
Paris, Oct. Joseph Ernest Kenan,
j the distinguished philologist and au
thor, whose serious illness was an
nounced yesterday, died at an early
hour today, after enduring intense suf
fering. The ailment which resulted in
M. Kenan's death was contracted on
Tuesday last. On that day he went
driving and caught a severe cold, which
j speedily developed into congestion of
, the lungs. He was slightly better Sat
j urday morning, and his friends took
hope that he would rally and recover
frem the disease with which he had
been prostrated. They were doomed to
disappointment, however, as towards
evening his legs and stomach be
gan to swell, and he suffered
| great agony. His condition neces
sitated a painful operation, which
j had the effect of weakening the pa
tient's vitality. After the operation
had been finished Renan fell into a
state of heavy somnolence, from
which he never recovered. He died at
6:20 o'clock this morning. It is said
that M. Renan was rational up to the
last moment, and that when he found
death drawing nigh he expressed a
wish that he might have
A National Funeral RR
and that his body might be interred in
the Pantheon. M. Renan died in the
College de France, a little way beyond
the new buildings of the Sorbonne.
His children were present at his bed
side when death came, and his suffer
ings were soothed by their gentle and
consolate ministrations. No priest at
tended the dying man.
M. de Frevcinet, minister of war
Gen. Fevries, Pere Hyacinthe, M. Le
Conte de Lisle, the poet; M. Puvis de
Chevannes, the painter, and other per
sonages celebrated in the political, ar
tistic and scientific worlds of France",
called at the college during the day ana
inscribed their names in the visitors'
book. Only a few of the very intimate
friends of the deceased weae admitted
to the death chamber. The body will
probably be embalmed.
M. Lockroy, formerly minister ot ed
ucation, and M. Berthelot, the cele
brated chemist, wired messages to M.
Burgeois, minister of public instruc
tion and the arts, suggesting that the
remains of M. Renan be honored with a
public funeral. M. Bourgeois in reply
promised to ask the cabinet to take the
desired action in the matter and to
make the interment the occasion of a
The - f^nips, in an obituary article.
cii -jiz.:.-] SL Renau, says that he had j
fir.i hea writing the "H'»)rv of Israel," ;
on"»vhich work lie' •' : Veen engaged 1
for some t'^ne. The : .'.'-. :• .ps expresses
the hope that as a mark of respect for
*t}s generous qualities of the deceased,
f 'd as a token of appreciation of his
high talents, hL remains be accorded
* the honor of a national funeral.
£, Biographical. V
Joseph Ernest Renan, philologist and
historian, was be a at Urnier, Coles- !
du-nord, r->. Fer- •'■ 1*23. His pareuts I
, wished hi* *£- ;er.Hie -priesthood, and !
at an early age he was sent to Paris to !
prepare. At the close of his classic&i'!
studies he' was placed-" in r the- seminary ■
i of St. Sulticele to perfect his theological
;i "urse.) While there he showed re-
4 rkaiHe aptitude in the studies of his
tory and languages. He had already
developed, however, too much inde
pendence of thought to qualify : for the
priesthood, and therefore he quitted the
seminary to follow the course of his
; own uiiud. In 1847 he won the Yolney
Ljjrize for a work njioa Hits Semitic, In
1851 he was attached to the department
of manuscript in the national literary
society and was elected a member of
the Academic dcs Inscriptions in the
place of M. Angus tin Thierri. In 1560
he went on a mission to Syria, and
three years later published his "Life of
Jesus." M. Kenan became a member of
the French academy on June, 31, 18GS.
Renan's wife was the daughter of Henri
Sheffer, the painter. Kenan wrote vol
uminously. Among his works are
"Studies in Religious History," "The
Book of Job," "Philosophical Dialogues
and Fragments, "History of the Origin
of Christianity," begun in 1563, and
completed in seven volumes in ISS2;
"The Evangelists," "Ths Apostles"
and "Marcus Aurelius." Of his great
history of Israel before the birth of
Christ eight volumes were published. -
L:3» His Last Words;
Loxpox, Oct. The Times' Paris
correspondent says: "While in Brit
tany M. Renan was troubled with in
somnia, and his artist son, Ary. was
forced to spend part of the night read
ing to him. Four hours before death M.
Kenan turned to his wife and said:
'Why are you so sad?' Because 1 see
you suffer,' she replied.
"Be calm and resigned," he respond
ed. "We undergo the laws of that
nature whereof we are a manifestation.
We berish. we disappear; but heaven
and earth remain, and the march of
time coes on forever."
M. Renan has lons suffered from a
complication of diseases, including
rheumatism and gout. Being conscious
that he would soon die, he made all ar
rangements for the publication of the
filial volume at his "Ili&tary of Israel,"
and, ffye years hence, of some volumes
CRUSHED TO DEITH.
Three Men Instantly Killed in a
Hamburg, Oct. 2. — The steamers
Busy Bee nnd Daoiz were in collision
today,and the latter vessel was so badly
damaged that she went to the bottom.
The steamers came tegether with great
force, aud a scene of death and ruin re
sulted. The Daoiz was nearly torn
asunder by the sharp and ponderous
bow of the Busy Bee, and her captain,
mate and pilot were killed. The wild
est excitement prevailed among those
of the Daoiz's crew who had escaped
death, and. as it was seen at once that
the vessel had been so damaged that it
was only a question of a short time
when she would go down, they hastened
to leave the steamer before she found
ered under them. The Busy Bee ren
dered oil assistance possible.and all but
the three mentioned were safely res
cued. The Daoiz was a Spanish steamer
of CIS tons burden. She arrived at
Hamburg Sept. 10, from Barcelona.
Michael Davitt's Threat.
London, Oct. 2.— Michael Davitt ad -
dressed a meeting of irishmen at Glas
gow today. He said he believed the
time was ripe for a movement to give
English. Scotch and Welsh farmers the
protection of judicial leases anrt land
courts for the revision and reduction
of rents. "Such a movement," he
said, "will eive the Argylls, the Devon
shires, the Balfours and the Westmin
sters, who are now encouraging an Irish
landlord campaign, enough to do to de
! fend their own interests. The moment
the landlord campaign is opened in
Irel and we will start a land league in
Tisza Made President.
Buda-Pestii, Oct. 2. — The delega
tions have elected Count Louis Tisza
president and Count Szapary, vice pres
dent. Count Tisza, in his opening ad
dress, said there was nothing in the
present European situation to warrant
any apprehension of war. In the lower
house of the Hungarian diet the finance
minister has expressed the conviction
that he would soon be able to proceed
with the conversion of the debt. The
saving effected by the operation would
be employed in the service of a new
The Nina and Pinta.
Barcelona, Oct. 2.— The United
States cruiser Bennineton has sailed
from ' Huelva with the caravels
i Nina and Pinta in tow. Orders have
I been issued by the government to
I the authorities in Havana that the Span
i ish, cruiser Infanta J^.bel. at present
[^sta/joned in Cuba, shall proceed to .New
_,' r£"for the purpose of taking part In
I tae naval review at that port on the oc
casion of the anniversary of Columbus'
first sighting the Bahamas.
The Crew Saved.
London, Oct. 2.— The British steamer
Camiola, bound from Cardiff for Malta,
foundered today near the Scilly islands,
off the coast of Cornwall. The crew
were saved. _ '
How the Trusted Agent oi
Mr. Pillsbury Worked a
Plans of the British Syndl.
cate to Obtain Control
of the Market
Farmers, Buyers and Outsid*
Millers All Will Be at
Effect of the Suppression oi
the Facts as to Grain in
Where the Money to Pay Wol«
cott Was Expected to Be
Objection to This by One
Company Raised the Ire
Is the British milling syndicate, with
its headquarters in London and iti
mills, or some of them, in Minneapolis!
to be allowed to obtain the completa
m astery of the wheat market of tin
This is exactly what this great combi
nation of foreign sapital is seeking, and
there is little doubt that the object will
be accomplished unless the elev*3tor
and railroad combine is broken.
The first step towards the effectual
closing of the wheat market in this sec
tion was taken a few days ago. whan
the elevator companies announced that
they would no longer give the publio
information regarding the amount of
grain in store in their warehouses and
elevators. Of course the heads of these
elevator companies will know exactly
the condition ct affairs, and, as no one
else will be able to make a move from
lack of knowledge, they wiil have en
tire control of the wheat market, and
will be abie to manipulate it as they
A short crop unaer this departure
would not Increase the price to the
proper extent for the simple reason
that the people outside the combine,
would be unable to figure on tin;
amount of the old crop held over in the
elevators. After the bulk of the crop
has been secured by the British syndi
cate in the future for a low figure, tne
price can then be run up to suit tho
pleasure of the trust.
If the plans of this foreign syndicate
are adhered to every small miller,
every farmer and every independent
gram buyer will be completely at their
mercy. Under the present administra
tion of the laws of this staie the eleva
tor and railroad combine are able to
keep the independent buyers out of the
field. By this arrangement they are
able to cheat the farmers,as the Pioneer
Press last April so clearly demonstrated,
out of at least ten cents per bushel on
their wheat crops.
To the average man 10 cents per
busnel od 100.000.000 bushels of whear
produced in the Northwest would seem
to be almost good enough. But a tasto
of plunder like this has been only
creates a keener desire it seems, and
now the British syndicate proposes to
see if this ?10,000,000 of plunder caunot
be increased to two or tliree times as
Unless this policy is changed it will
be but a short time unti there will be but
one elevator company in the held in the
wheat-growing states. Notwithstand
ing the close relations of the combine
during the past few years the fact that
there were a number of companies in
the business has occasionally- had a
good effect. At rare intervals" the rob
bers have tried to "do" each other.
Under this new deal there will be no
trouble, the British syndicate owning
stock in all the companies as it does.
Under the old dispensation on one oc
casion at least, it appears that one of
the great elevator companies, through
its manager, decided to squeeze out its
competitors. As it chances this concern
was the one controlled by Charles A.
Pillsbury &, Co., and the manager iv
question was C. M. Amsden. Ihe Chi
cago Herald, after a careful investiga
tion, tells the story as follows:
Wheel* Within Wheel*.
While the elevator combine has been
robbing the farmers of the Northwest,
as has been very clearly shown in pre
vious articles, individual members of
the combine seem to have been engaged
in the business of cutting each other's
throats wherever it was sate to do so,
and wherever such cutting of throats
inured to the advantage of the assassin.
There are "wheels within wheels," and
especially so with members of the wheat
ring. The facts in possession of the
Herald indicate tnat Mr. Pillsbury's
representative and particular agent,
Charles M. Amsden, was not satisfied
with the advantage derived by
fleecing the grain growers, but
maae up his mind that it would
be a big tiling for the Minneap
olis & Northern Elevator company,
conducted by Mr. Pillsbury, if the other
elevator companies in competition with,
it were exterminated and wiped from
the face of the earth. This would leave
the field clear to Mr. Pillsbury's ele
vator, the Minneapolis & Northern,
in which he lias taken the greatest in
terest, although he has interests in the
Minneapolis Union elevator and other
companies, in which, according to via
letters, he was a large stockholder.
The treachery of C. M. Amsden, gen
eral manager for Pillsbury, dates from
about September, lSbfi. It has been
shown that previous efforts of Mr. Ams
den were directed toward fleecing the
farmers. The facts connected with these
attempted robberies have been fully
exploited, but the commotion kicked
up among the farmers will be as noth
ing compared with the excitement
which the information here given of
Attempt to I ndermine
and betray the other elevator companies
associated with him in the despicable
coinbinatiou will produce. It seems
that Amsden, speaking of Charles A.
Pillsbury, said upon one occasion that
it was Mr. Pillsbury's ambition to con
trol absolutely and in fact, as he did in
effect, the entire elevator system of the
Northwest. In pursuance of that ambi
tion, Amsden. about September, ISS6,
engineered a scheme which for daring
exceeded anything:, perhaps, which had
ever gone before it. The world is pretty
familiar with the contract which the
Minneapolis <& Northern Elevator
company entered into with C. C. Wol
cr.tt, by which Wolcott was induced for
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