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VOL. XV.
SHOT HIM IN THE BACK
An Indiana Attorney Is Almost
Instantly Killed.
4 PRETTY WOMAN IN THE CASE.
Lem Willis Discovers His Wife
Was Unfaithful,
AND MURDERS HER PARAMOUR.
A Trap Set Which Worked in
Good Shape.
THE PAIR CAUGHT TOGETHER.
Sn.i.TVAX, Ind.. Dec. 24.— A dread
ful tragedy was enacted here this morn-
Ing. W. C. llultz, a prominent attor
ney of this place, was shot at the en
trance to a livery stable. The assassin
was armed with a double-barreled shot
gun, both barrels of which were dis
charged iv rapid succession, taking
Effect in Huitz's back. He fell at the
entrance of the stable, and called to a
roan in the rear part of the stable that
he had been shot by Lein Willis. Ho
died almost instantly. No one appears
to have seen the shooting, which oc
curred at 8 o'clock, when but few per
sons were out. The assassin, who ap
pears to have been In disguise, was seen
to run away from the place, dodging
through alleys. Some three or four
months ago Willis suspected a crim
inal intimacy between his wife and
llultz. and set a trap for them by tell
ing his wife he had business In another
town wnich would detain him aH night.
Bhe drove him to the station and saw
(inn get on the train, and then informed
Hultz that her husband would be away
that night. At an early hour in the
evening the husband returned and, lis
tening at the window, discovered the
guilty pair together. He had fastened
the door of escape and broke in on
them, shooting at the intruder, llultz
was wounded, but after a few weeks re
covered. He then went to Arkansas ou
a hunt, and, not returning with the
party, it was supposed he would seek
anotier location. A few days ago he
returned, and it was announced he had
come back to stay. The assassination
was not therefore a matter of great sur
prise. About an hour after the killiug
Willis was arrested by a constable who
met him coining towards town. He
claims to be innocent.
WHJi • Is ex-sheriff of this county. The
circumstancial evidence against him is
very strong. A small boy lias been
found who, just before the shooting,
Baw a man who, the boy says positively,
was none other than Willis, putting on
a false beard and wig in a stairway.
Ihe hostler of the stable was told by a
disguised man just before the shooting
to leave the stable. Immediately after
the shooting the assassin ran out of
town in the direction of Willis' farm,
Stopping at a small pond, where he
wrapped the wig, beard and gun iv the
overcoat he had worn and throw the
bundle iuto the water. At the time
Hultz and Mrs. Willis were caught to
gether Willis secured a divorce ana
brought suit for heavy damages against
Hultz. This was still pending, Willis,
It is said, having refused offers of com
promise.
The popular sentiment i 9 strongly
against Willis tonight, although at the
time of the former happening it was
with him.
CONFESSED THEIR CRIME.
(Three Italians in a Bad Boat in
New York.
VrifA, N. if., Dec. 24.— This morning
three men were arrested for the robbery
of Farmer Mathew Miner, who last
night with his daughter-in-law was
gagged and bound, and his house robbed
Of $1,900. A policeman this morn
ing saw in the station three suspicious
characters and finally arrested them.
When taken to the station house they
were searched, and between 81,1)00 and
12,000 found on their persons, most of it
In bills. A mask and a lady's gold
watch were also found. They gave
their names as Michael Callo, Samuel
Macarillo and Felafob Melia, of >iew
York. Callo, after a little persuasion,
confessed the crime and implicated his
companions.
KILLED WITH STOXE3.
A. Kentucky Farmer Meets Death
While Drunk.
Faxmouth, Ky., Dec. 24. — Martin
Finn, a farmer aged thirty-nine years,
residing a mile northeast of town, was
assassinated tonight at 8 o'clock while
returning home from towu. He had
been in town all day and was very
drunk. lie had started home when last
peen about 7:30 o'clock. He was found
about 8 o'clock by Robert North lying
on the side of the pike with his head
and face mashed almost beyond recogni
tion. Three large stones were lying
near the spot, covered with blood. It is
not supposed that the murder was com
mitted for the purpose 01 robbery. It
is probable that some arrests may occur
tomorrow. Finn leaves a wife and
children.
CHIXAMKX GOING HOME.
Sixty-Five of Them Sentenced to
Deportation.
San Antonio, Dec. 24.— Chief Deputy
"United States Marshal John Waller,
will leave here this week for San Fran
cisco, having in charge sixty-five China
men sentenced to deportation for violat
ing the exclusion act. lie will be ac
companied by twenty guards. All
these Chinamen were arrested within
the past three months. Twelve of
them are in jail in San Antonio, nine
teen at Del Rio and the remaining num
ber at Eagle Pass and El Paso. The
Southern Pacific railroad receives $35
per head for transporting the Chinamen
to San Francisco.
Killed on His Claim.
Gixxisox. Col., Dec. 24.— H. C.
Curtis was shot at Duberse in Goose
Creek gold district yesterday while try-
Lug to hold his claim.
Murdered a Merchant.
ViCKSBUBO, Miss., Dec. 24.— Maiisel
a planter and merchant of
Ml ran c J •
« \j V y ¥ &
this county, was murdered Saturday
evening at Ursino Lauding, Davis Bend,
by Willis Green, colored. Mitchell's
prevention of Green from shipping a
bale of stolen cotton was the only
provocation lor the crime. The mur
derer escaped.
SANTA PE RECEIVERSHIP.
General Agent Collbran Discusses
the Situation.
Dknver. Col., Dec. 24.— H. Collbran,
general agent of the Santa Fe Railroad
company, says the appointment of re
ceivers for the property will have no
effect whatever in Colorado. When
asked if he thought the English stock
holders of the Colorado Midland would
demand a separate receiver for that
property, as ex-Gov. Evans had done in
the case of the Union Pacitic, Den
ver & Gulf, Mr. Collbran replied:
"Not at all. The cases are entirely
different. The entire stock of the Mid
land was bought by the Santa Fe road,
and the English stockholders can do
nothing. The only redress they can
have is to demand new receivers in case
they are dissatisfied with those ap
pointed by the courts."
Mr. Colloran said the Midland Term
inal, the new road beins built to Crip
pie Creek, which is to be a feeder of the
Santa Fe, would not be affected, as the
money for its construction had all been
subscribed. Mr. Collbran said -the
passing of the Santa Fe into receivers'
hands would be a great calamity In the
East, especially In New England, where
much of the stock was held.
St. Louis, Mo., Dec. 25.— The officials
of the Santa Fe system and of the
Union and tlie Mercantile Trust com
panies, who were at Little Rock yester
day, passed through this city today, en
route home. They stayed but a short
time in the city, aud when asked for
statements said they iiad nothing to say.
li was ascertained by the Associated
Press representative that they had
agreed that creditors of the system who
had advanced money to keep up the
system would be considered as pre
ferred creditors in the payment of
claims. The wages of the employes of
the system will be paid during the
coming week. Receiver Wilson arrived
from Topeka and met the officials today,
returning siiortly after. He stated that
he would in a few weeks go to New
York, meet the other two receivers and
confer with them.
EXHIBITORS DISGUSTED.
The Foreigners Kick on Chairman
Thacher.
Chicago, Dec. 24.— The dissatisfac
tion of foreign commissioners with the
treatment accorded them by the bureau
of awards of the world's fair does not
seem to diminish. Chairman Thacher
sent to Chicago last week the list of
awards granted to foreign countries.
Secretary Dickinson had them conveyed
to the several commissioners. When
Senor de Lome, of Spain, received his
he receipted for the list, and in addition
wrote a letter to Mr. Dickinson, iv
which he said concerning the list:
"The document is a worthless and
useless list of names copied from our
I'cuui'Ui, and is not the official statement
the foreign commissioners asked for and
obtained a promise from the executive
committee to receive. 1 hope it will be
the last time that 1 shall bear from the
awards. In fact, 1 will be delighted if
nis so. We will leave Chicago, all for
eigners declaring that in the matter of
awards we have been deceived and ill
treated, and that it is the first time in
any exposition that the exhibitors do
not know whether they are prize win
ners or not such a long time atter all is
finished."
MILLS PAY DIVIDENDS
In Spite of the Prevailing Hard
limes.
Fall River, Mass., Dec. 24.— The
list of yearly dividends of the Fall River
cotton manufacturers, just issued by
G. M. Haffards <fc Co.. stock brokers,
shows the capital stock of thirty-four
companies to be ?20,375,000 and divi
dends averaging 7.90 per cent and
amounting to §1,(322,340 have been paid
during the yeai. The list does not in
clude mills, private corporations, Ste
vens' Manufacturing company and the
Fall River manufactory, which have
paid no dividends during the year. Tne
Pecasett mills decreased their capital
stock in September, having paid S per
cent on BSOO,OOO. The Granite paid iy,
per cent on $800,000 and \}i on the last
quarter of the year on present capital
of f 1, 000,000. These dividends cover a
period of business varying to a greater
degree than has ever before been the
case in a single year.
A Mythical Revolution.
Sax Antonio, Tex., Dec. 24.— The
company of Texas rangers who have
spent some time on the upper Itio
Grande border, scouting for Mexican
revolutionists supposed to be partici
pants in the recent reported uprising in
Chihuahua, have-returned to their camp
at Pecos, Tex. They did not discover a
single revolutionist, aud are of the
opinion that the disturbance was largely
oi a mythical nature.
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SAINT PAUL MINN., MONDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 25, 1893.
TRAINS TOUCHED FOR THEIR TREASURE,
Eight Old-Timers Stop a Mis-
souri Pacific Train,
CORRAL ALL THE TRAIN'S CREW,
And Then Go Through the
Cars Deliberately.
THE MAILS ARE FIRST LOOTED,
Then the Express Car Is
Neatly Robbed,
AND NEXT THE PASSENGERS.
Pahsoxs, "Kan., Dec. 24.— Another
and the boldest train robbery ever per
petrated has been recorded in the In
dian territory. The roobery occurred
about 8 o'clock tonight at Semiuole, a
small station on the Kansas & Arkansas
Valley, which Is a division of the Mis
souri Pacific. The train robbed was No.
232, a train bound for Little Rock, Ark.
As the train approached Senilnole the
engineer saw a danger signal ahead and
slowed up. being under the impression
that he was being flagged to meet an
other train. As the train neared the
switch, however, the engineer perceived
that a flat car had been run out of the
sidetrack onto the main line and a red
light placed on the car. As soon as the
train reached the obstruction the engine
was boarded by two or three men, who
commanded the engineer and fireman to
jump out of their cab, which they did
with alacrity. As they did so they
were confronted by half a dozen other
men
ARMED TO THE TEETH
with Winchesters and revolvers. A de
tachment of, the bandits then started
towards the back of the train, and as
they proceeded gathered the rest of the
train crew, who had stepped off to as
certain the reason for the sudden stop
ping of the train. When the robbers
had collected all the crew they were
corralled and a guard placed over them,
and then they proceeded to their work
of mulcting the express and mail cars.
They attacked the mail car first and
met with no resistence from the
mail clerk. Pouch after pouch was
opened and rifled of its contents. Then
the letters which had been distributed
In the pigeon boles .were gone though
deliberately, and all their valuable con
tents extracted and placed in a recep
tacle which the robbers carried. After
completing their work in the mail car
the robbers turned their attention to
the express car, and looted it of its con«
tents without the least objection from
the express messenger, who was power
less to protect the company's property
against such odds. Having
SATISFIED THEMSELVES
that they had secured all the valuables
in the express car, the gang then pro
ceeded through the coaches and made a
clean sweep of all valuables in the pos
session of the terrorized passengers.
It would have been more than folly for
the passengers or crew to resist, as the
band was made up of eight desperate
looking men, and it was evident from
the way they went at the job that they
knew their . business. . While the
robbers proceeded through the
coaches each passenger was compelled
to band over all his cash and jewelry.
No violence was offered because every
one gave up quickly, glad to escape
with a whole skin. The work of the
bandits was so deliberate and painstak
ing that it is believed they are old
timers, and that they aro the same gang
that held up the Missouri. Kansas &
Texas train night before last. They se
cured big booty, but no estimate can be
given of the loss. A posse was organ
ized as soon as it was possible to advise
the authorities of the facts, and the dep
uties are hot on the trail of the robbers.
It is barely possible that if the posse
get near the gang alight will ensue.
Reform in Cincinnati.
Cincinnati, Dec. 24.— The chief of
police, Col. Deitsch, of this city, has,
beginning with last night, been concen
trating the energies of the entire police
forces upon enforcing the midnight
closing aud the Sunday-closing law upon
drinking places. At midnight tonight
thirty saloonkeepers had been arrested.
Brigands Hold Up a Southern
Pacific Express.
TWO MEN DO THE LITTLE JOB.
They Get Ten Dollars From
the Engineer.
THE EXPRESS CAR IS LOCKED.
They Were Apparently a Pair
of Green Hands.
DIDN'T KNOW THEIR BUSINESS.
Los Angeles, Cal ., Dec. 24.— The
railroad brigands have again appeared
in California and this morning attacked
a Southern Pacific train bearing the
treasure of the Wells-Fargo express.
Passenger train 30, which pulled out
of this city late last night, north-bound,
was held up at Roscoe, a small
station twelve miles north of here,
early this morning. The train was
stopped by two men, who covered
the trainmen with revolvers, and blew
open the door of the express car with
dynamite. After the robbers had
gone through the express car the train
was allowed to proceed after a detention
of about thirty minutes. It is claimed
that the robbers got nothing, with the
exception of $10 which was taken from
the engineer, as they were unable to
open the safe, and everything was
locked up. Will Smith, a Southern
Pacific detective, who started out from
here auout 4 o'clock this morning with
a posse, returned about noon. He says
the work was that of
GREEN HANDS
who went out from this city and re
turned immediately after the robbery.
He thinks they are local men, and this
evening officers are working on a clue
which promises to lead to their capture.
One of the robbers went out early in the
evening with horses and the others fol
lowed on the train. At Roscoe the first
man built a fire by the track, and as the
train approached" poured oil on the
flames as a sigual to his confederate,
who was on top of a freight car just be
hind the tender. The latter then clam
bered down over the tender and, cover
ing the engineer with hla revolver, or
dered him to stop the train, which he
did, when another man appeared at
the cab, and the "hold-up" was pro
ceeded with. Another story Is that the
robbers went out on the train as pas
sengers, having purchased tickets to
Burbank. where they left the train
ostensibly, but made their way forward
in the darkness, and again boarded the
train forward, when they made their
way to the engine over the tender The
Southern Pacific has a reward of SI.OGO
for information leading to the arrest of
the robbers, in addition to the regular
Wells-Fargo reward. No one was hurt
and no damage done beyond the break
ing open of the express car.
SHOT INTO A TRAIN.
Devilish Work by Miscreants of
Michigan.
Jackson, Mich., Dec. 24.— The Bos
ton, New York and Chicago special on
the Michigan Central was fired on near
Michigan Centre at 9:30 o'clock this
morning while running at a speed
of over forty miles an hour.
No one saw the persons do
ing the shooting. When the train
reached here officers were notified.
Seven bullet holea were round in the
car windows. Sheriff Peck, Chief of
Police Boyle and Constable Wilcox im
mediately started for the scene of the
shooting on an engine, arriving there
about twenty minutes after, but were
unable to find any clue to the shooters.
No one seemed to know anything of the
affair. The officers believe the shooting
was done by tramps, but they are un
able to learn that tramps were in that
neighborhood today.
APPEAL FOR SUBSCRIPTIONS.
A Navigation Company in a Bad
Way.
San Francisco, Dec. 24.— Manager
Leeds, of the Calitornia Traffic associa
tion, which organized the North Amer
ican Navigation company to offset
competition on New York freight,
publicly announces that the navigation
company is in a bad way and unable to
meet the contract with the Panama
Railroad company. The contract runs
until May next and there remains at
least $100,000 to be paid the railroad
company in order to keep the navigation
company going. Mr. Leeds says the
traffic association has been unable to
secure subscriptions needed, and the
steamship company so far has been a
losing venture. His statement is an
appeal to California shippers for sub
scriptions.
December Fish Story.
Toledo, 0.. Dec. 24. -Postmaster J.
M. Brown has forwarded a mass of evi
dence to Washington completely exon
erating J. C. Kike, superintendent of
the postoffice, from violating civil serv
ico law in soliciting subscriptions to
campaign funds. Affidavits are made
that although the circular calling for
contributions from letter carriers was
printed on a Republican committee let
ter head bearing Kike's name, It wm
done without the sanction or Knowl
edge of either Mr. Klks or the commit
tee.
Death of a City Editor.
DrBA.xGO, Col., Dec. 24.— Capt. Lou
Hartigan, editor of the Duransro lierald,
died last night of pneumonia. Capt.
Hartigan was born in New York city,
was a graduate of West Point, served
several years in the army in New Mex
ico, and for the last five or six years has
been employed on newspapers in Col
orado.
Farmer Kills Himself.
Spocial to the Globo. c S
Wells, Minn., Dec. 24.— A farmer
named William Burmasher committed
witj) a shot gun, pulling the
'trigger with, a string. He leaves a
* it /i r \ y
TT^erry Christmas.
HOW GHAUNGEY MET LEO.
THE POPE PLEASED WITH THE NEW
YORKER.
INSTRUCTIVE CONVERSATION
Between the Pontiff and Mr. De
pew—l he New York Central
Magnate Says the Pope Ap
pears to Be In Kxcellent
- Health, and Was Extremely
Cordial in His Manner.
New York, Dec. 24.— Chauncey M.
Depew was interviewed on his arrival
here from Europe today by a reporter
of the Associated Press. One of the
Catholic papers of New York in its cor
respondence from Rome criticised Mr.
Depew for the speech he made In Chi
cago during the fair, in which the
orator had severely handled the church
iv regard to its policy in this country.
"Mr. Depew," said the paper referred
to, "will get the cold shoulder should
he ever come to Rome again. In regard
to the attitude of the paper, Mr. Depew
said he did not care what its corre
spondents had to say. Life was too
short, he said, to notice such trifles.
Then Mr. Depew began to tell of his
trip, and gave his views on Europe and
Europeans generally. "1 did Rome in
four days," he said, "visited Pompeii,
Naples and Vesuvius.Jln Pompeii I saw
some curious things that had been
taken out of the ruins. On one of the
the faces of the well preserved bodies I
noticed a drunken leer. Evidently the
maa was under the influence of wine
when the city was overwhelmed, for
the
SMILE WAS STILL TIIKKE,
]ust the same as it was 2,000 years ago.
1 wanted to see the pope, and was told
that he could give no private audiences.
His time is too much-occupied with the
affairs ot the church all over the world.
But on the evening of the day my letter
was sent, the bishop of Northern New
York called to say that the pope would
see me in private the next clay at 12. I
requested the bishop to accompany me,
as my knowledge of the language was
limited. I regard the present pon
tiff as more progressive and more
In touch with the spirit of vari
ous countries, and especially the
United States, and 1 thought the con
versation might run upon difficult prob
lems aud delicate subjects. During that
hour I waited the pope sent out a mon
signor to entertain me. He was a
charming man. I asked him what
would be the ceremonial for me. He
said that the universal rule was for
those presented to fall on their knees
and kiss the pope's hand on the papal
ring, but as my appointment was un
usual, and I was a Protestant, he would
inquire. The answer showed the ex
quisite tact of the pope. "The
Holy Father," Baid the monsig
uor, '"directs that In your case
the ceremony shall be precisely
the same as if you had a private au
dience with the president of the United
States." As I entered the audience
chamber the pope arose, came half
across the room, shook me cordially by
the hand, requested me to be seated,
and then
BESUMED THE PAPAL CHAIB.
With the memory of Mr. Gladstone,
who is nine months his junior, in my
mind, I studied him earnestly, espe
cially in view of reports of his feeble
ness. He certainly is as vigorous as
the great English statesman. He
had been in constant audience
since 8 o'clock In the morning
. and it was then 10 o'clock. The ques
tions presented came from all parts of
the world, and were ' mainly on appeals
to him;' One delegate told me that the
pope took the paper out of his hands
; nnd_reja it ljimjelf. The pope ex
pressed in very complimentary phrased
pleasure in seeing me; '■ his knowledge
of my position and life at home, and his
hope that I would enjoy the sights of
the eternal city and carry away pleas
ant memories and soon visit it again.
I told him that mauy thousand
members of his church wiSre* In
the" employ oj %%q company of
which 1 was the president, and it would
be a great gratification to them when I
rt'turne 1 lor me to be able to tell them
of the head of their church, whom they
so profoundly revered. In a few minutes
we were in the midst of an earnest and
instructive conversation on property,
its rights and duties, of capital and
labor, of employer and employes. I
said that his encyclical upon that sub
ject was in accord with the opinion of
the American people, and that 1 had
made it the
TEXT OF AN ADDRESS
a year ago to a body of Catholic students
at a Catholic college. Then came a
splendid exhibition of 'the old man
eloquent.' The pope pressed to the
front of the chair, grasped the arms
and presented the appearance and
vivacity of fifty instead of eiehty-five.
Nearly ten minutes he spoke, and in
clearness, directness, force and fervor,
it was one of the most eloquent and
expressive utterances to which I
had ever hs'.ened. It is s mis
fortune that it could not have
'l^peii taken down as It was spoken, but
any report, written, would have lacked
the lire and magnetism and nil its deli
cacy. The subatauce of its meaning
was this, that ia his encyclical he had
stated nothing new. The principles
laid down had always been the doctrines
of the church. The times, however,
with the troubles existing and grow
ing more acute everwhere, demanded
that they be given thought and at
tention. The right of men to
his legally acquired property had al
ways been recognized. It was the basis
of tne social system. Labor and capital
are inseparable. Labor has rights
which nobody must ignore; but labor
must recognize the rights of capital.
The church has always recoenized the
doctrine of the fatherhood of God and
the brotherhood of man. We all came
from the same Heavenly father, and all,
whatever our condition or circumstance
in this world, stand equal before him,
and are
EQUALLY ACCOUNTABLE
to him for ourselves and for conduct
toward our neighbor. The pope made
many inquiries about America. 1 told
him that at .New ?orb everything which
happened there stood in the same rela
tion to the rest of the country as London
to Great Britain and Paris to France.
Thus it was that more than usual prom
ineuce was given to anything done or
said by his representative, Arch
bishop Corrlgan. The pope blessed
a few simple articles of plwty I
had with me to gladden the Christmas
or New Year of some Catholic friend,
when they knew that they were direct
from the hauds of the pontiff and were
blessed by him. I was afraid of weary
ing him, and arose to go. He took my
hand and said that he had the pro
foundest respect and admiration and
love for the United States, aud
wished I would tell the American
people that he was much impressed
with the world's fair and had done
all he could to help it; that he was
much pleased and gratified to learn that
I was always kind and considerate to
the employes of my company, and that
1 had never mads any distinction be
tweeu those of Catholic faith and others^
He also expressed his gratification
when I told him of Archbishop Cor
rigan. Thus ended for me one of the
most pleasant meetings with one of the
most remarkable men of the age. He
is one of the few men who are
still active and vigorous long after the
allotted span of life. The others are
Gladstone and Bismarck. The pope
sent a message to me, but I receiyed it
when 1 could not return to the
Vatican. The Vatican looks tp
Americans with more interest
and attention in view of the rapidly in
creasing spread of socialistic theories
as her great field, of the future,"
Mr. Depew also saw King Humbert,
but hip time was short aqd he did not
have an opportunity to discuss matters
other than social.
Death of a Young St. Paul Man.
Charles Albert Johnston, son of the
late 'Alexander Johnston and brother or
the :' well-known architect, Clareuco H.
Johnston; died at San Antonio, Texas,
yesterday, where he had gone for his
health. His remains will be brought to
St. Paul, and the funeral sMVJCe will
occur at the Oakland cemetery chapel
tomorrow, :"■■::■■ - -
IT CURDLES THE BLOOD.
THE AWFUL THREAT OF A CHICAGO
CRANK.
HE WOULD USE DYNA3IITH
To Blow Up the Armour Insti
tute—The Lives of Philip D.
Armour and Dr. Frank Gun
satilus in Danger — The Crank
Wanted to Work Mr. Armour
for a Largo Sum of Money.
Ciiicaoo, Dec. 24.— Armour institute,
at Thirty-third street and Armour ave
nue, has been threatened with destruc
tion by a dynamite crank, and it is said
also that the lives of Philip D. Armour,
founder of the institute, and Dr. Frank
Gunsaulus, its president and pastor of
Plymouth church, have been placed in
jeopardy by the same individual.
Neither Dr. Gunsaulus nor Mr. Armour
will say a single word concerning the
story of their own lives being in dan
ger, but at the same time it Is positively
known that Dr. Guusaulus has declared
that a man who was at one time con
nected with the Armour Institute has
threatened to blow it up with dynamite
at a time when such a deed would prove
a terrible calamity. When the threat
was made the doctor, by his persua
sions ond threats, for the time being
converted the would-be dynamiter, and
the latter departed promising not to
carry his threat into execution. He had
a wild look in his eyes, however, as he
had later on several occasions when Dr.
Gunsaulus met hltji on the street. The
story is that tho crank demanded that
Dr. Gunsaulus furnish him with money
or get it from Mr. Armour. The mill
ionaire Is a member of tho congregation
of Plymouth church, and a warm
personal friend of its pastor. It
was on this that the crank count
ed when lie demanded that Dr. Gunsau
lus use his influence with Mr. Armour
in order to procure the money. When
the request was denied by the pastor,
then came threats of blowing up both
him and Mr. Armour as well as the in
stitute. Beatrice Gunsaulus, the twelve
year-old daughter of the pastor, an
nounced two days since that "a man
with a pistol has been following my
papa around, and one day a man wear
ing a light overcoat came to the house,
and papa was afraid ■to have him
around." That was the extent ot the
little girl's information, and she vouched
for its truth by saying "My
papa told me that much
about it. Dr. Gunsaulus to
night refused to say anything
about his personal danger, but said: "It
is true that threats have been made to
blow up the institution with dynamite.
A man who was connected with it was
discharged, and when he left remarked
to me: *1 don't care; I can fix this
place any day with a little dynamite.' I
told him that any further talk of that
kind would lead to his arrest. He said
he did not mean anything, and went
away. I have seen him several times
since, and I am still a little apprehen
sive concerning the institute. Concern -
ing myself aud Mr. Armour, I gness we
are all right up to the present time."
Further than that Dr. Gunsaulus would
say nothing.
Insane Asylum Newspaper.
Special to the Globe.
Rochester, Miun., Dec. 24. — The
Hospital Echo is the name of a bi
monthly paper which has just been es
tablished' at the state hospital for the
insane. The endeavor will be made in
it to portray life as it exists there. M
A. Sloan, the hospital printer, will be
tne publisher, but he will be editorially
assisted by both the officers of the insti
tution and a tew aruout? the best class
of the patients themselves.
Resignation of a Pastor.
Special to the Globe.
Rochester, Minn., Dec. 24.— Rev. E.
R. Pope.,, pastor of the First Baptist
church of this city, has tendered his
resignation In or^er to accent the office
of superintendent ot state Qilsslous for
his society, succeeding Dr. T. R. Peters,
of Minue&poli9 t !? that positiou. He
will move to Minneapolis about Jan. 1.
A Complete Set of
World's Fair Parts for
40 Cents.
See the Bth Page.
NO. 3 r »9.
WAS HEJIDNAPED?
Sensational Arrest of Henry
B. Shields at Chicago.
GUILTY OF A SERIOUS OFFENSE
$
According to Attorney George
S. Baker, of Chicago.
DID HE SPIRIT AWAY MR. BYERS
So That His Wife Could Not
Reach Him?
TWO SIDES TO A PRETTY STORY.
Chicago, Dec. 24.— Henry B. Shields,
of Coleman, Shields & Co., iron manu
facturers, of Nile 3, 0., and manager of
the Girard furnace at Girard, 0.. was
arrested last evening charged with kid
naping F. M. Byers, of Pittsburg, Pa.,
a member of the wealthy Iron manu
facturing firm of A. M. Byers & Co., of
that city. The warrant was sworn out
by Mrs. Byers. Shields arrived in the
city yesterday moiniugand registered
at the Hotel Grace under the name of J.
B. Perry, Boston, O. The arrest was
made so quietly that no one about the
hotel knew of it. The prisoner was
taken before Justice Murphy and ad
mitted to bail in the sum of $10,000. At
torney George S. Baker, who represents
Mrs. byers in Chicago, says:
•May 13 last Henry B. Shields took
Mr. Byers from the hotel in Pittsburg
where he was then liviug and brought
him to Chicago. Here he was placed in,
charge of Dr. \V. Lewis Tallman, house
physician at the Great Northern hotel.
Mr. Byers was by various artifices and
charges atraimst his wife worked into a
state in which
HR WAS EASILY HANDLED.
Shortly alter his arrival here he was.
placed under the immediate charare of a;
woman nurse named Dilts, who received
her directions from Dr. Tallman. For
more than three months Mrs.Byers made
diligent search and inquiry for her hus
band, and during this period, she says,
Mr. Byers wrote frequently to her, but
none of these letters ever reached her,
and, when he would inquire why, he
•svas told that she no longer cared for
him. After a lonir searohE. M. Byers
and his nurse were found in St. Paul.
Mrs. Byers went immediately there and
found him. The next day l)r. Tallman
arrived, and together they returned to
the Great Northern hotel in this city. It
was while here that Mr. Byers was
AGAIN TAKEX AWAY.
this time by Dr. Tallman, while Mrs.
Byers lay ill. Dr. Tallman, with the
nurse, took his patient to Montreal,
where he registered the party as "Dr. E.
M. Brown, J. L. Smith and Mrs. Alva
Dobson, Chicago.' Since t\wn Byers
has been taken to various parts of the
country. He has drawn personally but
little money from his firm, yet it is es
timated that since his abduction last;
May there has been spent from some
source for his account a sum approx
imating $15,000.
"At various times." continued Mr.
Baker, "we have asked to know Mr.
Byers' whereabouts, but each timo were
put off. The people who have had him
under control have refused every Drop
ositiou we have made. We know from
statements made by Tallman and others
that Byers wants to go to his wife, but
is held in duress and detained in the
manner related herewith."
THE STORY RIDICULED.
Dr. Tallman ridicules the story of the
alleged kidnapping, and the allegation
that his patient is insane. lie says:
"Mrs. Byer&has her peculiarities, and
twenty years of married life with her,
together with business cares, had
brought to him nervous prostration, so
when Mrs. Byers went down to Atlantic
City last May, he came out here to re
cover his health, lie was doing finely,
and in August went up to St. Paul in
chance of a trained nurse. Mrs. Byers
went up there and created a scene. I
went up there and brought the entire
party back here. Mr. Byers said he
would try to live with his wife. For
fourteen days they lived together. On
the fourteenth day -he toll me he could
stand Uno longer; that he was going
away where he could have a chance to
set well. Since then 1 have seen hlia
but once. His friends know where he
is, for he writes to them occasionally."
Shields left for Pittsburg today, but
will be back here on Wednesday when
his case is called.
CUPID AND GUNPOWDER
Figure in an Illinois Shooting At*
fair.
Aurora, 111., Dec. 24.— An attempted
murder and suicide was committed at
Montgomery, a village two miles south
of here. Saturday night. William Yates
and Ellen Kevatte, aged sixteen, were
en route to a Christmas entertainment
when they encountered Adolphus Ad
cock, near the church. Without warn,
ing Adcock drew a revolver and fired
two shots at the girl, one taking effect
in the right lung. The would-be assas
sin then cut his throat, inflictine three
gashes, none fatal. The girl will pro
bably die. No motive for the crime is
giveu, although it Is presumed It grew
out of a love affair, but this is de
nied by the parents of the girl. Ad
cock's father is employed as a book
keeper in the office of the Grand Trunk
railway at Detroit. Adcock was brought
here to the hospital.
Three Mexicans Killed.
Socobko, N. M., Dec. 24.—Uncon
firmed rumors have reached here of a
fight among sheep herders in Lincoln,
county, Sn which three Mexican peons
were killed. The scene of the alleged
eucounter Is 150 miles from a railway.
Socorro is the nearest telegraph station.
Shut in a Riot.
Philadelphia, pec. 24.— 1n a rlo»
between Hungarians and police at
Scranton to-day, one policeman was
shot and several others badly hurt.
Storming at llinckley.
Special to the Globe.
HiSfCKLEY, Minn., Dec. 24. — Tl*
worst storm of the season set in todai
It is snowing and blowing in a terrilu*
manner, with no sign of abating.

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