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ART SUPPLEMENT
Issued with Last Sunday's Globe,
NUMBERED 18307,
Was delivered Thursday at
HAYNIE & CO.'S.
VOL XV.
VICTORY FOB REPEAL.
First Test Vote Finally Taken
in the Senate.
MAJORITY OF ELEVEN VOTES
Recorded Against the Peffer
Free-Coinage Amendment.
VOORHEES BILL SUBSTITUTED
Fop the Wilson Bill, Subject
to Further Changes.
TELLER'S LAST WAIL OF WOE.
Washington, Oct. 27.— Senator Mor
rill, of Vermont, the oldest member of
the senate, appeared in his seat this
morning after an absenceof two months
and was warmly welcomed by his col
leagues on both sides of the chamber.
The consideration of the repeal bill was
resumed, and Mr. Stewart (Rep., Nev.)
took up the thread or his argument
where he stopped last evening. When
questioning Mr. Stewart as to his po
sition, Mr. Carey (Rop., Wyo.) said: "1
say you are a silver monometallism'!
"1 say you are mistaken," replied Mr.
Stewart hotly. "You don't know what
bimetallism is." [Laughter.]
Losing his patience, Mr. Stewart
added: "How many times must 1 tell
you a thing before you understand it?"
[Laughter.]
"1 think I understand it." Mr. Carey
sai' 1 , "and if you understood it more
and talked less we could get along bet
ter." [Laughter.]
"1 think you have talked to the full
extent of your Information," replied
Mr. Stewart, and then he drifted into a
denunciation of the "gold ring" and
criticisms of the administration.
At 1:80 Mr. Stewart yielded to his
colleague, Mr. Jones. Mr. Jones said a
lawyer arguing a case would not pro
ceed with much enthusiasm if he be
lieved a decision had been rendered and
the seal put upon it by the clerk.
Mr. Teller contended that no cotton
goods were exported from India until
the cheapened price of silver stimulated
exportation. The same was true as to
wheat.
Mr. McPherson (Dem., N. J.) ascribed
the production in and the exportation
from India of cotton and wheat to nat
ure, there being nothing else that could
be grown there.
>ir:. JONES TRACED
the competition of India in these two
commodities to the demonetization of
silver in 1873, which was done, not by
nature, but by legislation. In the fur
ther course of his speech Mr. Jones
Baid :
"In this country it was not possible
for the farmer and cotton planter to be
benefited directly by protection. By
legislation bringing the price of silver
to .-M an ounce, where the fathers of
the republic placed it, and not by mar
ket price, there would be absolutely
certain method without any cost what
ever to the country of giving protection
to the fanners and cotton planters both
North and South.
After reading the letter of the presi
dent to Maj. Northen, Mr. Jones said if
he had been as explicit before the elec
tion as he was now he would not have
been elected.
Mr. McPherson (Dem., N. J.) asked
Mr. Jones a long question, and when he
eat down the latter said: "I don't be
lieve there is a eingle senator on the
floor who can understand the ques
tion."
Mr. McPherson started to restate his
question, but, being appealed to by Mr.
Voorhees, yielded to that senator. •
"1 understand the senator from Ne
vada,' .said Mr. Voorhees, "desired to
complete his remarks tomorrow. 1 re
gret he is not able to complete them
now, but 1 shall not press him. 1 sug
gest in the economy of time that he and
the senator from New Jersey might be
tween now and when the former re
sumes the floor come to an understand
ing as to the question the senator from
New Jersey lias asked." [Laughter.]
••It will take about that time," said
II r. Jones.
"In the meantime," said Mr. Vooi
hees, "as there seems to be nobody who
Is ready to go on now, and not with a
view of denying anybody the
PRIVILEGE OF SPEAKING,
1 ask for a vote on the pending amend
ment, and let us get along in this way."
"As fast as we can," Mr. Hill sug
gested.
Mr. McPherson— l prefer to have the
senator from Nevada answer my ques
tion.
Mr. Voorhees— lie can do It tomorrow
if he can do it at all. [Laughter.]
The vice president stated the question
to be on the amendment of the senator
from Kansas (Peffer). Mr. Peffer said
lie was not. ready to vote on the amend
ment. He desired to submit some re
marks in advocacy of it. After a little
parliamentary sparring as to which of
tin: senators, whether Peffer or Mr.
Voorhees, was entitled to the floor, Mr.
l'efler proceeded. He had discovered
in the public prints that he had sur
rendered, and had recommended to his
political associates to surrender.
"Mr. President, we have not surren
dered, nor do we intend to. We do not
intend to interpose factious opposition,
but at every stage we shall interpose
determined resistance and determined
opposition."
The question was then put on the
amendment and it was rejected — yeas
28. nays 39.
'Hie detailed vote on the Peffer
amendment was as follows:
- .<.»— 28.
Allen, . Ilarris, Roach,
Bate, Irby. Sboup.
Berry, Jones, Ark., .Stewart,
Blackburn,, Jones, Key., Teller,
Bui Kyie, Vance,
Call. Martin. Vest
Coke. Pasco, Waitliall,
Panic), i i ffer, Woicott,
Dub< ' I'ov.er,
Geo:; 0, Pughi
s— 39.
Alrtrk 1 !!, Gray, l'alrccr,
Cairiey, Hale. Perking,
Camdcn, | [Ira, I'roctor,
Carey, Hill. Quay,
Cullom, Iloar. . Hansom, '■'■ ■■■
Davis, Lindsay, Sherman,
Dixnn, Lodge, Smi'.li,
l>oliih, McMillan. Stockbridgo,
DAILY ST.PAUL GLOBE.
Kaulkner, McPbcrson. Turpie.
Frye. Alamleisun, Vilas,
(iallingcr, Mitchell. \V is., Voorhees,
Gibson, MorrilL. Wnsbburn,
Gorman. Murphy, White, of La.
The following pairs were announced,
the first named being affirmative:
Cockrell and Allison, Cameron and
Brice. White (Cal.) and Chandler, Col
quittand Wilson, Pettigrew aud Gor
don, liansbrough and Mills, Morgan
and Hawley, llunton and Platt, Mitch
ell, of Oregon, and Squire.
TUE AMENDMENT
thus voted down revived, with some
slight exceptions, the coinage act of
1837, and provided for the free coinage
of silver. Mr. Yoorhees then moved
that the substitute reported by the
finance committee tor the house bill be
adopted, and asked unanimous consent
that after its adoption it might be
treated as open to amendment as the
original bill would be. To the latter
request there was no objection. On his
motion tlie yeas and nays were taken,
and by a vote of yeas SS, nays !). the
substitute reported by the finance com
mittee was agreed to. Those who voted
against the substitute were Senators
Allen, Bate, Call, Coke, Irby, Kyle,
Peffer, Roach and Vance.
Mr. Perkins (Rep., Cal.) then offered
the amendment of which he had given
notice on Oct. 14. It provided for the
coinage of American silver at the exist
ing ratio with a seignorage charge of 20
per cent. No gold issue of less denomi
nation than $10 to is be coined, and no
legal tender, national currency or treas
ury notes of a less denomination than
§5 are to be issued. The holder of any
standard silver dollars may deposit the
same at the treasury or at any assistant
treasury of the United States and re
ceive therefor notes for denominations
less than $10, which notes shall have the
same legal tender quality for the coiu
for which they are exchanged. There
are to be appointed live monetary ex
perts, the members of which shall not
be otherwise connected with the gov
ernment, whose duty it shall be to keep
the treasury and executive advised on
all necessary matters relating to the
currency. Mr. Perkins explained his
amendment and said now that the slack
water of debate had come, amendments
could be discussed aud considered dis
passionately.
B&VEBAL CONVERTED DEMOCRATS.
Mr. Stewart (Rep.. Nev.), called at
tention to the change over on the part
of Mr. Voorhees, Mr. Gordon, Mr. Kan -
som, Mr. Hill. Mr. Mills, Mr. Turpie
and Mr. Squire on the silver question,
who last spring voted for tree coinage,
and now on Mr. Pelfer's amendment
voted against it. Mr. Allen (Pop.,
Neb.) expressed regret at what he
called a "back-down" to some extent
upon the part of the advocates of sil
ver.
Mr. Teller, while not favoring hereto
fore a proposition to coin only silver of
American product, as that savored ot
ciass legislation, would vote for the
Perkins amendment, as it was better
than the proposed act. Mr. Teller went
on to speak with great bitterness of the
desertion of the cause of silver by the
Republican senators. He said the whole
question ought to have been settled by
a concession lo the advocates of silver.
"Nobody who hears me tonight would
disagree with me in the statement that
if the men sitting in front of me (Re
publican repealers) had been as ready
to concede us something as other men
who believed in repeal on the other side
of the chamber, there would have been
a compromise, not disgracefulo and
disastrous, but beneficial to us and
beneficial to all alike.
"If the railroads cannot pay the inter
est on their bonds, that is not our fault.
But our personal obligations we pay to
the last cent. To me this is the most
terrible moment of my legislative life,"
said Mr. Teller with much feeling. "To
in?" : t brnigs more fear than any other
sincc^l entered public life. 1 fear that
we are entering upon a financial system
from which there is absolutely no es
cape. 1 know there will be no favorable
legislation for silver until the American
people are heard from at the ballot box,
and heard from in a way that will cotu
pel attention to their desires.
"MrT President, 1 am not a pessimist;
I never have been; lam an optimist. I
have never seen disaster and distress
growing out of politics simply because
they did not meet my approval. I have
had faith in the American people."
Here Mr. Teller's voice choked, and
TEAKS CAME TO HIS BYES.
He spoke most impressively, and was
accorded the undivided attention of
every senator and the large audience in
the galleries.
"1 have had faith in men. I can see
the silver lining in a cloud as quickly
as any man living. There never is a
storm so dart that I cannot see the
coming light on the mountain top, but 1
cannot contemplate this condition of
things without absolute terror. It
strikes to my very soul, and 1 want to
enter this as a warning to the American
people, that if they do not resist they
will enter uyon a system of industrial
slavery that will be the worst known to
the human race."
Mr. Voorhees desired to secure a vote
on the Perkins amendment. But, as
Mr. Wolcott expressed a wish to submit
some remarks, he moved that the senate
take a recess until '1 o'clock tomorrow
morning. The motion at 5:40 o'ciock
was ameed to.
The beginning of votine upon the
amendments to the repeal bill, which
took place in the senate this afternoon,
does not necessarily bring the end any
nearer, because the voting was begun
upon an understanding that speech
making should be allowed to continue
within due limits. No senator was pre
pared to take the floor when Mr. Jones
expressed a desire to continue his
speech until tomorrow, and Mr. Voor
hees by previous arrangement moved to
lake up the peuding amendment. Mr.
Faulkner, the repeal whip, had previ
ously seen the senators wtio had ex
pressed desire to speak, and assured
them that the new order should not cut
them out. He thinks that all future
speeches except Mr. Jones' will be
brief, and is hopeful of reaching the
final vote very soon. Mr. Jones will
require about two hours in which to
conclude.
National Hanks of Minnesota.
Washington, Oct. 27.— Comptroller
Eckels today gave out the following
statement, showing the condition of the
national banks of Minnesota, exclusive
of Minneapolis and St. Paul: Loans and
discounts, $15,247,345.87; gold coin,
11,257,439.70; total resources, $23,023,
--852.08; deposits. $12,532,543.13; average,
30. 18 per cunt.
MARRIED THE COACHMAN.
DAUGHTER OF A NEW YORK DRY
GOODS PRINCE
ELOPES WITH nice L(rri:n.
Pretty Mildred Hill Brines Sor
row to Her Devoted Mother —
Leaders in Harlem Society-
Jennie Rice, Daughter of a
Quincy, 111., Banker. Skips
With $1,000 to Meet Her Lover
New York. Oct. 27.— Mildred Hill,
the daughter of one of New York's
prominent dry goods mei chants, and
one of the leading society men of Har
lem, has been married to a coachman
lover. The man in the case is Fred
erick Mansfield, lie is a coachman in
the employ of Charles F. Eaton. It
seems that the girl and the coachman
have been meeting clandestinely for
some weeks past, and her open
and bold carryings on with him have
caused no end of talk. Today it was
learned that the voting couple had been
married. The girl's parents have just
returned from Chicago and are horrified
to learn of their daughter's marriage,
and Mrs. Hill's grief and sorrow are
pitiful to behold. The girl is twenty
years of age and very beautiful.
JENMU GOi-S BACK.
An Illinois Banker Has His Pretty
Daughter Arrested.
Omaha, Neb., Oct. 27.— Miss Jennie
Rice, of Quincy, 111., was taken from the
Burlington train from the East this
morning on the strength of a telegram
from the young lady's father, who is a
banker of that city, desiring that she be
quietly detained until he should arrive.
She was his cashier in his mercantile
establishment and absconded with $1,000.
She was going to Denver to meet a male
friend. She returned to Quincy tonight
accompanied by an officer. She is
eighteen and quite pretty.
THE RIO FIGHT.
Purse of $20,000 Guaranteed
Corbet.t and Mitchell.
Little Rock, Ark., Oct. 27.— A re
porter of the Gazette has just returned
from Hot Springs, where he investigated
the proposed offer for the Coibett-
Mitchell fight. R. C. Chambers, the
wealthy sportinir man, stated that he
would guarantee a purse of ?20,000, and
could deposit that amount in the bank,
to be paid to the winner of the
contest. Chambers has written to Jack
McAulitfe, his personal friend, to see
the managers of the fighters, and if
possible secure the fight for Hot
Springs. It is understood that the local
authorities will 1101 interfere with the
fight unless the. contestants attempt to
.use less than two-ounce gloves. The
last legislature repealed the law making
prize fighting a felony, and instead
made it a fine of from 81,000 to £2,500 for
engaging in a prize fight."
WANT THIS FIGHT.
New Orleans Sports Anxious for
the Encounter.
New Orleans, Oct. 27.— The pros
pect of the Olympic club securing the
great international contest between
Corbett and Mitchell is already causing
a stir among the local sporting fra
ternity. Both of the prospective
contestants have signified their willing
ness to come south. Corbett said that he
would sign articles should a guarantee
of 810.000 be posted by the club. This
is the only hitch in the proceedings.
The Olymptic club has more than that
amount of surplus money, but cannot
yet give the guarantee.
The governor of the state recently
said that he will see that the battle does
not take place in Louisiana. The club
does not seem anxious to give the
guarantee that Corbett demands
unless the authorities do not in
terfere. The club and its officers are
straining every effort to bring off the
contest. There will be a meeting in a
few days of the contest committee, and
plans for action will be decided and the
matter of Corbett's demand will be dis
cussed.
CORDAGE TRUST.
Expected Report of Receiv
ers Young and Loper.
Jersey City, N. J., Oct. 27.—Receiv
ers Edward F. C. Young and G. W.
Loper of the National Cordage trust,
filed their long-expected report today
with Chancellor McGili in Jersey City.
The total assets are 812.501,600.98, of
liabilities $12,C90,448.G8, which includes
$1,039,826 of contingent liabilities for in
dorsements, which eventually will be
payable by the company. No estimates
are made of the value of good will,
trademarks and name and labels.
The trust controls ownerships and
leases of - twenty-three cordage and
binder twine mills, some of which have
long established and valuable trade
connections and custom and the exclus
ive right to use in the cordage trade the
firm or corporate names of former own
ers of the mills. The established trade
and exclusive rights have great value
if the company was reorganized, but the
receivers did not count upon that in the
report. They have deducted from the
actual value of the land, buildings and
machinery a depreciation for a forced
sale at a specified sale. The total
amount of stock is $5,000,000 preferred
aud §20,000,000 common.
Think the Concord Safe.
Port Huron, Mich., Oct. 27.— Vessel
men here do not believe that the steam
er City of Concord has met with disas
ter, as reported today. On her up trip
both she and her consort were heavily
loaded with coal, consigned to Algomah
Mills, Ont. This was delivered, and
both boats then proceeded further into
Georgian bay for loads of cedar. There
is no dock there, and the cedar would
have to be loaded from rafts, which is
slow work at best, and not easy of ac
complishment in rough weather. It is
believed that both boats will turn -up all
right. . ..
Cleveland's Appointments.
Washington, Oct. 27.— Among the
nominations sent by the president to the
senate today were the following: Post
masters— E. Gear, Ellendale, N.
D.; Hattie A. Lynch, Oakes, N. D.;
William 11. Todd, Spearfish, S. D.
Buffalo Bill Won.
Paris, Oct. 27.— match . between
William F. Cody (Buffalo Bill) on horse
back and Meyer on a bicycle was con
cluded today. ■ Cody won easily by 124
kilometres to 120. His easy victory was
due, it is said, to an uneven track for a
bicycle.
ST. PAUL, MINN.. SATURDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 28, 1893.
PITTSBURGH BIG BLAZE.
OVER HALF A MILLION DOLLARS dF
PROPERTY DESTROfED.
EIGHT PERSONS INJCBBD.
Pittsbnrg Storage Company and
Chautauqua Ice Company Burn
to the Ground — Tenement
Houses Occupied by Twenty
Families Crushed Beneath
Falling Walls.
I'ittsburg, Oct. 27.— The explosion
of a barrel of whisky in the big ware
house of the Chautauqua Lake Ice
company this afternoon caused the de
struction of over half a million dollars,
worth of property and serious injury to
eight persons. Several of the injured,
it is feared, will die. A score or more
of others sustained slight cuts and
bruises, or were trampled on by the
mob surrounding the burning buildings.
Tliose seriously hurt were: T. J. lleil
man, married, dropped from the third
floor to the ground; hands and face
terribly burned; his injuries are con
sidered fatal. Martin Griffitti, married,
dangerously burned. Edward Specs,
body and head badly burned; may not
recover. William Cox. single, danger
ously burned about face and body. Will
iam Smit!:. badly burned; may recover,
'ihese men were all rescued from the
burning building by the firemen. Lieut.
Frank McCann, of Engine Company No.
7; struck by falling brick and left leg
fractured. William Wisman, struck by
falling timbers and skull fractured:
dangerously injured. John Kelsche,
boy, badly hurt by falling timbers.
It was just twenty minutes after 1
o'clock when a number of the ein
ployeson the third floor of the Chau
tauqua Lake Ice company's building
were startled by a loud report, and al
most in an instant the huge room was
ablaze. The men quickly gave the
alarm, and then started for the stairs,
but the flames had already cut off their
relreat, and the only means of exit left
them were the windows, fifty feet from
the ground. Jjy this time tiie heat was
so intense that they were forced to
creep out upon tlie window sills and
hang by their hands until the fire de
partment arrived. The flames bursting
from the windows burned their bands
and faces, but they bung there until the
men of Truck E got ladders and brought
them down.
When the fire was discovered an
alarm was sent in, and wheu the First
district reached the scene the flames
were rapidly eating their way through
the great seven-story building of the
Chautauqua company. A second alarm
brought out two more districts, but the.
fire by tljis time had spread to the so^-.n
story building of the'l'lttsburg Storage
company adioiuiug.aud both structures,
200 feet long and 100 feet deep, were
burning fiercely. Two more districts
were then summoned, and iv twenty
minutes water was pom ing on the flame's
from nearly a score of engines. At i
o'clock it looked as though the whole
block from Twelfth street to Thirteenth j
and from Pike to I'enn avenue was
doomed, and the residents were noti lied
to move out. To add to the excitement
it was discovered that a large tank of
ammonia was located in the cellar
of the ice company's building, and the
police, fearing an explosion, quickly
ordered the occupants of the
houses on tlie Twelfth street to also
vacate. All tlie houses in the neighbor
hood are the cheap class of tenements,
and are crowded nearly to suffocation
with Polish Jews and Slavs. When
they were told to move out, a panic
indescribable started among them.
Household goods, store goods, children
and every tiling that could ba carried
away were rushed to a piace of safety.
At 2:30 the walls of the Mulberry
alley side fell in with a crash, and a few
minutes later the eastern wall came
down. The debris buried a ioug row of
tenements iv tWe ailey and a. three-story
brick dwelling on Thirteenth street.
The tenements were occupied by twenty
families, but fortunately they had beeu
deserted some time before the walls fell
iv. Not one of the families had a chance
to save any of their goods, and all their
furniture was destroyed. The rums
took fire immediately, and for a while
tlie entire tenement district of Penu
avenue was threatened with destruc
tion. By hard work, the firemen suc
ceeded in drowning out these Hames,
and the lire was confined to the build
ings of tiie storage and ice companies.
It was dark, however, before the fire
was completely under control and all
danger over.
Among the business men who had
goods stored in the buildings were 11.
Duff & Sons, produce merchants; Will
iam Keech, household goods; Edmund
son & Perrine, furniture dealers;
Demmler Bros., hardware dealers, and
Thomas Pollard, liquor dealer. The
latter had several hundred barrels of
whisky consumed in the fire. On Perm
avenue the falling walls, lire and water
damaged to a large degree the follow
ing places: W. H. Leahy's saloon.
Kosswig's china store, Wallrabensteiirs
milk depot aud T. W. D. Ueiber's drug
store.
Hoeveler's storage warehouse, on the
north side of Pike street, was on fire
several times, but the flames were ex
tinguished.
When the walls of the big building
fell the great mob ot people made a
rush to get out of danger. Many men
tripped and fell, and were trampled un
aer foot. Several received painful but
not dangerous bruises. Sheets of iron
were cast from the burning building by I
the fury of the flames and hurled into
the crowds. Scores of people received
slight injuries, which were either
dressed in the neighboring drug stores,
or the people made their way home
without assistance.
During the progress ot the conflagra
tion the excitement was intense. The
streets in the vicinity were packed with
people, and a thriving business was
done by pick-pockets and sneak thieves.
A number of thieves were arrested and
locked up.
On account of the varied interests and
large number of people involved, a defi
nite statement concerning the loss and
insurance is impossible at this time.
Reliable sources place the total losses
at from $500,000 to $"00,000, with an in
surance of about $1,000,000.
Later — At midnight the loss was
placed at $700,000. Of this $200,000 was
sustained by the Chautauqua Lake Ice
company and $500,000 by the Pittsburg
Storage compaay. President Scott, of
the latter concern,' stated that nearly
every firm doing business in the down
town district of Pittsburg had goods
stored in their warehouse, and the
Josses would range from $1,000 to §10,
--000. Every newspaper in the city had l
type and fixtures stored in the building.;
Several firms from other cities were
also losers by the fire, among them the
Parry Manufacturing Company of In.
dianapolis and the Cleveland Spring
Bed Company of Cleveland. Thevioss
of the former is placed at $10,000 and
the latter at $5,000. A list of the iusur
ance companies involved was not obr'
taiuable tonight, as the books of the 1
firms are locked in their vaults. The,
injured are doing well, and hopes are
entertained for their recovery*,
PRESIDENT JAMES W. LUSK
OF THE REORGANIZED NATIONAL GER
MAN-AMERICAN BANK.
PLAN OF REORGANIZATION.
Bank Opens Next Monday— Di-,
rectors lleduce-d to Nine — Cap
ital One Million — Business Ca
reer of New President— Fifteen
-> Years at Head of a Wisconsin '
' Bank.
. It is now a certainty that the National
German-American bank will resume
business on Monday, the 80th day of
this month. This news is received with
much rejoicing by all citizens ot St.
Paul, embracing as well those immedi
ately Interested in the bank as those
who have interests dependent upon the
general prosperity of the community,
because a financial institution of this
magnitude naturally occupies a very
large space in the industrial and com
mercial enterprises of the city. The
business community, the stockholders,
the depositors and general customers or
the bank naturally feel a deep interest
in its new organization, and want to
know all about it.
The directory has been cut down from
nineteen to nine. The capital stock has
been. reduced from two millions to one
million, and new officers have been
chosen to administer the affairs of the
bank. These officers are generally
known to the community, as but two
changes from the old management have
been made- one in the election of John
A. llumbird as director, and another in
the choice of James W. Lusk as presi
dent. Although a director in a bank is
not generally regarded as of much im
portance (a sentiment much to be de
plored), the president is always regard
ed as the substantial and responsible
head and front of the institution, and
rightfully so.
Mr. Lusk has been a resident of St.
.Paul for some ten years, and is well
known as a lawyer of high standing
! and a gentleman of large means, who
has interested himself in our various
enterprises, and was one ot the largest
stockholders in the German- American
' bank at the time of its suspension, lit:
is well and favorably known in the
roles ot attorney and capitalist, but has
never been recognized as a banker. Mr.
Lusk is not a man to blow his own trum
pet. What he does he aoes well, and
his reward rests in the consciousness of
having performed his duty. His selec
tion as president of this bank by the
men most interested in its success is
evidence enough that those who know
him best feel assured that he is the
right man in the right place.
For the benefit of the many people
; who do not know tne new president,
> and whose money is in his keeping, we
■ take pleasure in telling them that he
has had fifteen years experience as a
bank president under the most peculiar
. circumstances. A party of gentlemen
wanted to start a bank at Kcedsburgh,
Wis., and agreed to dc so if Mr. Lusk
Would assume the entire control and
management of the same without any
directors. To this he assented, and
after, qualifying himself fully he for
fifteen years conducted the bank so that
it (paid large dividends to the satis
faction of all interested, and when he
resigned his connection with the insti
tution a balance sheet was struck and
it was found that in all the history of
the concern the only loss that had been
made was $45. The bank still exists
and will speak for itself to any one in
terested in knowing its history.
Don't entertain the least apprehension
about the new president. His exper
ience is based upon a long life of
active business, and his head is as level
as a billiard table.
Mr. Lusk proposes to give up his
legal busi ness entirely and devote him
self exclusively to the business of the
bank. "We do not envy him in the per
formance ot the arduous duties of the
charge, but wo congratulate those in
terested in the bank and the community
in general for having secured so saga
cious a party to administer their affairs.
MOBBED AN GX-PRIEST.
An Anti-Catholic Lecturer Is
Roughly Handled at St. Louis. ~
St. Louis. Mo., Oct. 27.— Ex-Priest
Slattery tonight gave an anti-Catholic
lecture to men only at Central Turner
hall, on Tenth street, near market. The
place was crowded to suffocation, and
several hundred were unable to gain
admission. They remained in the
vicinity, patronizing to an almost
unlimited extent the numerous
near-by saloons. During the lecture
the crowd was very boisterous, but
made no threatening demonstration.
About 10 o'clock, at the conclusion of
the lecture, Slattery, accompanied by
his wife, who had been waiting for him
in an ante-room, started for his hotel,
on Chestnut street near Sixth. The
crowd followed, growing more and
I -.more boisterous every minute.
I Finally surrounding the . couple,
' the crowd almost with one
j voice yelled "lynch him," "teach him a
I lesson." Recruits joined the crowd
•every minute, and as they passed close
flattery threw one arm around his wife,
and shaking his disengaeed fist at the
crowd, hurled defiance in their teeth.
A score of policemen at this 'moment
charged the crowd but was unable to
reach Slattery. Growing wilder every
minute, the crowd repeated the
yells of "lynch him," "cut his
heart out," "kill the fanatic"
etc. Reinforcements arrived from the
police station and the officers were en
abled to make their way to the side of
the twain against whom the mob's cries
I were directed and at whom stones and
• other missiles now began to be thrown.
The officers finally succeeded in getting
Slattery to the hotel. Just at the en
trance . the mob, now numbering up
wards of a thousand, made a last desper
ate effort to wrench Slattery from the
officers, but with a deft movement the
latter pushed him into the hostelry and
closed the doors, leaving the mob out
side. Over half of the throng are still
standing in little knots in the vicinity
.of the hotel, but the police are rapidly
. dispersing them. Slattery and "wife
were unharmed. Both say they are
used to such demonstrations, but in a
vastly milder form. Several arrests
have been made by the police. The
better clqss of Catholics denounce. the
action of the mob.
•„• .••;,-' ■ — *■
7: Rev. Noyes, of Duluth, Called.
: Boston*, Oct. 27.— Central Con
gregational church, of Jamaica Plains,
at the largest business meeting in the
history of the church, tonight voted to
extend a unanimous call to. Rev. Ed
ward M. Noyes, of Duluth, Mian.
PROMINENT PEOPLE SUED.
GOV. MERRIAM, R. C. ELLIOTT AND
OTHERS ASKED TO EXPLAIN
SEVERAL OF THEIR DEALS
Gen. Mullen, of West Superior,
Brings a Suit In Which he
Claims to Have Been Mulcted
of His Money Through False
Representations— Other News
of the Northwest.
Special to the Globe.
Wkst Superior. Wis., Oct. 27.- A
big lawsuit has been commenced against
ex-Gov. Merriam. R.C. Elliott and other
prominent St. Paul and Minneapolis
men by Gfn. Mullen, of this city, and
will be followed by other suits by other
capitalists of this city, who were
scorched in the Everett, Wash., land
deal which was pushed by Gov. Mer
riam, K. C. Elliott and John B. Mather,
formerly general manager of the water,
light and power company of this place.
Elliott was president of the land com
pany, and managed to sell the West
Duluth Gas and Water company to
Geu.Mullen.it is alleged, under false
pretenses. It is also alleged Mullen
lost considerable money in this
deal. It is stated in the complaint that
there has been a heavy overissue of
stocu. of which Elliott said nothing
when he sold the plant to Mullen, and
also a large amount of notes out. Mul
len says he was badly scorched in this
deal, but on the Everett land deal fared
still worse. Elliott, as president of the
land company at Everett, it is stated in
the complaint, went in his official ca
pacity to persons who had notes de
posited with the land company and
asked for payment, thus getting ?14,000
from Mullen, which, it appears, he for
got to credit him with. Lt is alleged
that several other Superior people were
caught in the same way. Mullen aU
leges that the defendants obtained from
him at different times sums amounting
t0 {89,483, and that restitution has been
refused. The case is quite complicated,
and a number of Duluth. Superior and
Twin City people are interested in the
outcome of the trouble.
SWIXDLIiI) A WIDOW.
Why a Great Northern Claim
Agent Is Under Arrest.
Special to tlie Globe.
Gijeat Falls, Mont., Oct. 27.— Claim
Agent L. B. Smith, of the Great North
ern railway, was arrested here yester
day evening by Detective J. T. Young,
of Kansas City, on the charge of em
bezzling $3,W)0 from a widow in that
city three years ago wlien he was en
gaged in the real estate business there,
lt turned out that Young had requisi
tion papers from the governor of Mis
souri, but had not secured extradition
papers from the governor of Montana,
so the arrest was illegal. While Young
was hunting a Montana officer to make
the arrest Smith took a train for St.
Paul. Young caught the next train,
and the sheriff of the next county made
the arrest, and Smith was held at Fort
Benton, forty-five miles down the line.
Smith has borne a good reputation
heretofore, and railroad officials are of
the opinion that he will clear himself.
One Woman Sues Another.
Rexville, Minn., Oct. 27.— The suit
of Lillie O'Connor, the^vife of John
O'Connor, president of the Renville
State bank, vs. Miss Christena Hen
ning, daughter of one of the richest
merchants in Ilenviile, is attracting
great interest. The prominence of the
contending parties gives added interest
to the case, and the town has taken
sides to such an extent that the social
atmosphere is quite cloudy. Nearly all
of Renville is in attendance at the trial.
It dragged through all day yesterday
and went to the jury late last night.
The suit is for $5,000 damages. Miss
Henning is charged with having said
that Mrs. O'Connor was not chaste.
Robbed liis Father.
Hokah, Minn., Oct. 27. — Frank
Younglove, a notorious character, who
broke jail at La Crosse, Wis., two years
ago with two others, and for whom a re
ward was then offered, returned to his
home in Union township, a few miles
west of here, this morning. After get
ting breakfast he asked his father to
lend him a few dollar?, and upon being
refused knocked his father down and
robbed him of about 810.
Albert Lea School Burned.
Special to the GloDe.
Albert Lea., Oct. 27.— The large
central school building caught fire in the
basement from a cause unknown last
night at 9 o'clock. It worked through
out the building in the ventilator flues.
The firemen made a great fight and
subdued it after several hours. Nearly
every room was damaged. The library
was saved. The loss is 50.000, insured.
Arrangements will be made to continue
the school.
Valuable Trotter Burned.
Pipeston'e, Minn., Oct. 27.— The liv
ery barns of Bennet Bros, and William
Arnt burned to the ground this morn
ing, ftiue head of horses were burned
to death, together with a large number
of buggies, etc. The loss will reach
nearly §3,000. Among the horses burned
was the well-known trotting horse Mil
waukee, owned by George Loomis, of
Minneapolis. He was valued at $500.
Charged With Forgery.
Special to the Globe.
West Superior, Wis., Oct. 27.— John
Leipki was arrested today on the charge
of forging checus on his employer, C.
H. Willis. Several bad checks amount
ing to §60 have come to light, and it is
thought others are still out. He wns
held to the supremo court in bonds of
$350.
Died of Apoplexy.
Owatoxna, Minn.. Oct. 27.— Mrs.
Daniel Potter died very suddenly yes
terday of apoplexy. She was one of the
oldest settlers of the county, coming
here in 1856.
Noad Denies All.
West Supkbiob, Wis., Oct. 27.— The
case of W. V. Noad, who was sued for
breach of promise last August by Miss
Florence Byrne, of Chicago, has again
taken a revival of interest by the
filing of his answer in the superior
court of this city. Noad denies in toto
all the allegations in the fair Florence's
complaint. The case comes on for trial
at the next term, Nov. 6.
Goodhue Not Affected.
: Red Wing. Minn., Oct. 2?.— at
torney general has rendered an opinion
on the new poor aid law, the provisions
of which have so Ions; been discussed in
this county. According to the attorney
general the law does not affect Goodhue
county, and the county commissioners
are left to adjust poor matters as they
like, and to expend such sums as they
deem just.
He Sleeps Well.
Bloomer, Wis.. Oct. John Braw
viiie, St., a farmer living about ten
miles northwest of this place, went to
sleep on Friday night of last week, and
on Tuesday night was still asleep. The
old gentlemon was not feeling well, and
when he slept all night and continued
to sleep the next day, a doctor was
called, who failed to arouse him.
Dying at Buffalo.
West Supekiok, Wis., Oct. 27.—Pri
vate advices state that M. K. Marrinan,
formerly of Superior, and a son-in-law
of ex-Congressman McDonald, of St.
Paul, is dying in a hospital at Buffalo,
N. Y. Mr. Marrinan was prominent in
Dakota politics in early days.
Bond or O. M. Lloyd.
Fargo, N. D., Oct. 27.— 5. L. Glas
pell. of Jamestown, has appeared in the
United States court and filed the bonds
ot D. McKay Lloyd, the Pennsylvania
millionaire. The amount was 15,000,
and the occused was given until Nov. 6
to plead.
Off fop Xetv Orleans.
Special to the Globe.
Hastings, Minn., Oct. Capt. El
mer E. Brown and party lett this even
ing per steamer May Libbey for New
Orleans, the boat having iv tow two
barges of produce. .
Gold Mines Sold.
Special to the Globe.
Dkadwood, S. D., Oct. 27. -The Wel
come uiine and Lucille groups have
passed into the control of the Golden
Sands company : consideration, 182,000.
Snow fell to the depth of six laches
today.
New Gold Company.
Special to the Globe.
Deadwood, S. D., Oct. 27.— A new
company known as the £nglehardt Gold
Extraction company has been formed
with a capital of §2.000,000. It will erect
a plant using the bromine process here.
o
IN THK HOUSE.
Reference to state Banks Brings
- About a Lively Discussion.
Washington, Oct. 27.— The proceed
ings of the house this morning were
opened by Representative Hudson, of
Kansas, who rose to a personal privi- j
lege, and had read a long special Wash
ington dispatch containing a statement
purporting to have been made by Judge
Lamoreaux, commissioner ot the gen
eral laud office, to a congressman rela
tive to the investigation of the Cherokee
strip outrages. 'The statement delved
into the intricacies of Kansas politics,
and intimated that Mr. Hudson said his
Populistic coat was simply a mask for
simon pure Democracy. The statement
was followed by some observations of
the newspaper correspondent relative
to the alleged antagonism between
Speaker Crisp and Secretary Hoke
Smith, and the former's alleged ambi
tion for a seat in the senate. Mr. Hud
son had a letter from Judge Lamoreaux
read denying that he had given the cor
respondent the statement, and he (Hud
son) denied all knowlege of the matter
himself, and hoped the speaker would
get the senatorship it he wants it.
A wave of applause over the floor and
galleries answered this complimentary
allusion to Speaker Crisp.
Another disturbance followed over
the resolution reported back from the
banking and currency committee by
Chairman Springer.callmg for informa
tion as to the state banks recently intro
duced. Some of the friends of there
peal of the state bank tax thought they
saw in this resolution an attempt to
throw an obstacle in the way of the
measure.
Mr. Hall, of Wisconsin, opposed the
resolution. He explained that the in
formation which would be obtained by
this resolution had been compiled under
the Republican administration of the
treasury department for campaign pur
poses. It would require several years
to obtain the information called for if
Mr. Carlisle secured information fresh
handed. He either had to use the Re
publican campaign document or noth-
Mr. Johnson (Rep.. lnd.) declared that
congress needed, and should have, this
information before it acted on such an
important question as that proposition
to rejuvenate state banks and wildcat
money. If the time has come, said he,
when congress cannot obtain bona fide
and reliable information from an official
of this government, we had better close
.the doors of the executive departments.
Mr. Turner, of Georgia, bitterly op
posed the resolution. Mr. Springer
denied that resolution had been offered
with any desire to embarass the propo
sition to repeal. the state bank tax, or to
throw any obstacles in its way. He
assured the house that information
could be obtained by Dec. 1.
■■ r. Dingley argued in the same line.
Mr. Sperry, of Connecticut, concluded
the debate .with a vigorous speech in
favor of the resolution.
At the conclusion of his speech the
vote was taken.on the adoption of the
resolution. The rising vote resulted,
yeas, 75 nays 44.
Mr. Allen, of Mississippi, made the
point of "no quorum." The yeas and
nays were ordered, resulting 90 to 58.
Again no quorum, and the house ad
journed until Monday. The vote is
considered by both the" friends and op
ponents of the repeal of the state bank
tax a pretty good test as to the senti
ment of the house on the main question.
MINING SCHOOLS
For Minnesota, South Dakota and
. Other-Western States.
Washington, Oct. 27.— senate
bill to aid the states of California, Ore
gon, Washington, Montana, Idaho, Ne
vada, Wyoming, Colorado and South
Dakota to support schools of mines,
allowing to each state 23 per cent of
the proceeds of the sale of mineral lands
within the state, but not to exceed $lii>
000 a year, reported yesterday from the
committee on public lands, was on mo
tion of Mr. Dubois (Rep., Idaho) consid
ered in the sanate today.
The bill was advocated by Mr. Teller
(Rep., Col.). Dubois,- Pettigrew (Rep.,
S. D.), Mr. MePherson (Dem., N. J.) and
Mr. Hlggins (Rep., Del).
On motion of Mr. Washburn (Ucp.,
Minn.) the state of Minnesota was in
cluded, and, thus amended, the bill was
passed.
QRANDMA'S TOILET
Is the Title of the
ART SUPPLEMENT
Tliat Goes With Next
SUNDAY GLOBE
NO. 301.
A STRIKE ORDERED.
All Union Men in Both Cities
Must Quit Today.
MR. LOWRY REFUSES TO CONFER.
AH Street Car Men Ordered
Out in Consequence.
LOCKED-OUT MEN ARE IN AC TIVE, .
Scores of Applicants Asking
for Employment
THE SITUATION AS IT STANDS.
A strike in both cities and along ul
the lines was determined upon by the
street car employes last night. This
conclusion was announced at the close
of a meeting at Labor hall at 2 o'clock
this morning, and the four or five
hundred men present went away
chatting In a good-natured way.
A delegation of about twenty were down
from Minneapolis, and telephonic con
nection between the union meeting at
Minneapolis was kept up with the
union here until nearly 2 o'clock. An
other attempt to secure a conference
was made yesterday. A prominent pri
vate citizen of this city went as a last
resort to Mr. Lowry last night and
asked for a conference. Word was re
ceived from him about 1 o'clock this
morning that Mr. Lowry said he would
not meet the union, nor any commit
tee representing any of them, to dis
cuss compromise measures, but would
meet the men singly and say whether
or not they would be taken back into
service. None of the officers would
give the name of the St. Paul man who
went to see Mr. Lowry last night, but
said he was a man of great influence.
It was said that the strike will
be waged with all the power and fierce
ness that the unions of the Twin
Cities can command, and will be pro
longed as long as necessary to carry the
point. As to the time of the stnte, it
was declared to be on at once and to
include both cities. The claim was
made that this was the last resort, as
all efforts at conference had been re
pelled by the company.
THE EARLIER REPORTS.
The Twjn City. .Rapid Transit com
pany operates over a dozen lines of cars
in St. Paul, as follows: Interurban,
Selby avenue cable. Seventh street,
Maria avenue. Grand avenue (two di
visions), ilamline, Rice and Concord,
Rice and State. Mississippi and West
St. Paul, Lafayette and Rondo, Como
avenue, Jackson street, Randolph street,
Fort Snellinß.
Yesterday morning only two of these
lines were in operation, the interurban
and the cable. Beginning about 1:30 p.
in. cars wore sent out from the barns of
the Lafayette and Rondo and the Rice
street lines. Throughout the afternoon
these five lines were operated pretty
close t3 schedule time.
The operatives on the interurban
were all regular employes of the com
pany, but on several of the cars were
"students." Cable trains were also
manned by experts in many cases. On
the other three lines the motor men and
conductors aid not even have badges.
They looked "green," and a big major
ity of them were distinctly nervous;
but, all things considered, they did
fairly well, in plain clothes aud a new
situation. Their proficiency is easily
accounted for. This time the street
railway company has departed from
the old style of handling difficulties of
the kind now confronting it. Instead
of waiting for the dissatisfied men to
strike, it locked them out and per
emptorily discharged the most active
members of the union. Instead
of at once pressing into service
bosses and office help and at
tempting fo run cars on every line, "to
save the franchise," the officers of the
company just put in practice William
K. Vanderbilt ; s doctrine and let the
public get along as best it could. While
the pedestrians fumed and swore,
grinned and suffered— and walked home
— available experts were distributed to
the various barns. Then green hands
were domiciled with the experts and
put through a course of training. In
the car sheds and outside seekers for
positions as inotormen wore instructed
in the use of tlie electric lever ami
brake handle all day Thursday, far into
the night and yesterday morning. When
sufficient men were broken in the full
number of cars was placed in service
on the two Kico strict lines and tne
Lafayette and Rondo.
Yesterday and last night the training
crews were kept busy at the barns
breaking in new men, who will be put
on cars or other idle lines some time to
day. One or two at a time the iine3
will be started until all shall be iv
operation, as the company hopes. The
plan appears feasible and was evidently
well matured. Apparently tho loeked
out employes have made no attempt to
ascertain the extent of this training
work, nor have they made any ellort to
interfere with it. . ■
After 6 o'clock the lnterurban and
the Selby avenue cable cars ran regu
larly, but the Rondo aud Lafayette line
gave up for the day, and the car 3 were
run into the barns. During the late
afternoon a couple of cars were run
over part of the Seventh street line, but
the effort to put the line in operation
failed, and was eutirejx abandoned at
6 o'clock.
General Manager Hield was in St.
Paul yesterday, and announced to in
quirers that five-sixths of the idle men
are eligible to employment if they re
turn at once. There seems no disposi
tion among the men to return to worlc
on the company's terms, however, and
so Mr. liield's statement must stand for
what it is worth, lie stated fuitier
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