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VOL. XVIII.— PRICE FIVE CENTS.
FELL SIXTY FEET.
Frightful Accident to Two
People Exhibiting a Fire
ONE IS INSTANTLY KILLED.
The Other So Terribly Man
gled He Cannot Sur
JUNKET OF LEGISLATORS.
Another Banquet at the
DULUTH, March 10.— While Fred
erick Marcott, the inventor of a
patent rope lire escape, was giving
an exhibition at the Spaulding house
this evening, assisted by his little
cousin, George Marcott, aged twelve,
the rope broke when they were at
the third story and they fell head
downward to the stone sidewalk,
some sixty feet below. The boy was
instantly killed, his head being
crushed like ' an egg shell, while
Mr. Marcott was taken to the hos
pital unconscious. The doctor said
he could not live till morning. He
struck partly on his back, and was
picked up unconscious and with sev
eral bones broken and his head ter
ribly mangled. The exhibition was
being made for the special benefit
of the legislative party, which had
just arrived in the city from the
Legislators Get a Square Meal at
(he Spaulding-, Dulutb.
Special to the Globe.
DULUTH, March 10.— The legisla
tive party returned here at 4 o'clock
this afternoon somewhat fagged out,
but in the best of spirits, and all
loud in their praises of the hospital
ity of the people of the iron range.
Dan Moon's town of Virginia was
voted first medal as the model of
progressiveness and enterprise. On
their return to Duluth the party was
given another specimen of Zenith
City hospitality, which took the form
of a magnificent banquet at the
Spaulding. The affair was abso
lutely enjoyable, even though there
were a dozen or more speeches. Un
der the careful coaching of Moon,
Boggs, Fitzgerald and the other
princes of entertainers who had the
affair in charge, aided by P. H.
Kelly, H. F. Stevens and the other
members of the Ramsey and Henne
pin delegations, the affair was an
unqualified success. The majority
of the party left for St. Paul at
11:15, but quite a number remained
over for some more of the same,
and will go down on the limited to
CLAIMS A MILLION.
Janesville. Wis., Woman Sues for
Valuable City Property.
JANESVILLE, Wis., March 16.—
complaint in suits growing out of Mrs.
Eliza Richardson's claim to a dower
Interest in Janesville and "Monroe prop
erty was served today. A. Richard
son, a son of Mrs. Spaulding's first
husband, sues Jacob Nelson, of this
city, to recover his claim against Nel
son's property. Mrs. Spaulding died at
her home in Cobden, 111., a day or two
ago, which ends the suit as far as she
The Tallman addition and the Li
brand donation, which form the Mon
roe property claimed, comprise a por
tion of Monroe City valued at $1,000,000.
The property takes in the northern
section of the city and extends south
of the business portion of Monroe.
Forty acres of the disputed property
was given to the county by Mr. Li
brand some years ago for the purposes
of erecting a court house and laying
out suitable adjoining grounds. This
site alone Is valued at $750,000. Besides
this, there is property now covered by
valuable hotels, residences and church
Need but Little.
HINCKLEY, Minn., March 16.—Ken
neth C. Clark, of St. Paul, treasurer
of the state relief commission, was in
this city this week to see if the Are
sufferers were in need of anything. He
found that they were in good condi
tion. Speaking of the money appro
priated to purchase grass seed for the
burnt land, Mr. Clark said that in his
estimation it would be a good thing
to sow seed over all the ground that
was burned over, as the timothy
would then eventually crowd out all
Failed at Redwing?.
REDWING, Minn., March 16.—
Charles Nebelung, proprietor of the
Redwing Furniture factory, has made
an assignment, throwing about thirty
five hands out of employment. Satur
day the branch stores at Rochester
and Winona were closed on an exe
cution for a judgment obtained by A.
T. Rosen. Suits for claims aggregat
ing several thousand dollars have
been commenced. The assets and lia
bilities are very large.
License Carried by One.
WINONA, Minn., March 16.— vil
lage of Eyota is considerably stirred
up as a result of this week's election.
Last year, by a vote of 53 to 50, no
license was carried. This year, by a
vote of 51 to 53, the license men pre
vailed. The claim is made that the
total number of votes cast was six
more than there are voters in the
district, and the matter will likely be
Cristellos Would Hot Talk.
AITKIN, Minn., March 16.— The Cris*
tello brothers, who committed the
double murder at McGregor, are at
the county .jail. Their appearance is
unprepossessing, the expression of
their faces being one of low cunning.
They are twenty-seven and thirty
years old, and have been in this coun
try only two years. They speak very
tittle English, and an attempt to inter-
Mew them met with complete failure.
ROCHESTER, Minn., March 16.—
George H. Wedge this morning made
an assignment for the benefit of his
creditors to T. P. Hall, of this city.
Assets and liabilities not known. Dr.
■Ormond, the owner of a large stock
farm near the city, is the heaviest
Wanes Go Lp.
RARABOO, "Wis., March 16.—Em
ployes of the Island Woolen mills have
received an increase of 10 per cent in
their wages. Several new looms are
to be added to the mill, and the com
pany will add ladies' dress goods to
their line of manufactured goods.
Mathias Seliloesser Dead.
Special to the Globe.
HASTINGS, Minn., March 16.—
Mathias Sehloesser, a well-known far
mer of Vermillion, died suddenly to
day, aged seventy-three years.
BRAVE MATTIE REICHARD.
She Tells the Story of How She
Saved a Train.
Mrs. Mattie Reichard.the woman who,
at Kimberly, March 8, saved a train,
is but twenty-one years of age. She
has contributed the story of her ex
perience to the Chicago Tribune in the
following letter: '
AITKIN, Minn., March 11.— It isn't
much of a story, but this is how it all
took place: Friday evening, March 8,
I sat up later than usual writing, hav
ing cut the telegraph instrument out
of the office, as the noise disturbed me.
1 had been in the habit of leaving the
instrument "cut into" the office for
MRS. MATTIE RErCHARD.
company during the night, as I staid
in the depot alone with my babe, two
years old. I think that my having cut
the instrument out was what caused
the men to talk as they did, for had
they heard the instrument they would
have gone away.
HEARS THE PLOT.
About 10 o'clock I began to prepare to
retire, and while I was disrobing I
heard footsteps coming from the direc
tion of the water tank. I thought it
was the section men returning from
the store, about one-half mile away,
but as they stopped just outside my
bedroom door I knew It was not they.
I was in bed by this time, but when
they stopped I thought I had better see
what they meant by stopping there, so
I crept quietly to the door and just as
1 reached it I heard Voice No. 1 say:
•'Do you .think ii will .work."
"Sure. No train can get over a pile
of ties we put on. the. track."; F
Vcic3 No. 3— Shall we put 'em on the
bridge or east of the bridge?
No. 2— East of the bridge, for we
don't want the express car to go into
No. 1— Well, we will go into the depot
and stay until the freights are gone,
then fix the ties.
TO THE RESCUE.
Just as soon as I heard the last re
mark I knew if I did not tell the train
dispatcher at once I would have no
chance. So, without waiting to dress,
I hurriedly took my revolver, a thirty
two caliber, and went into the office,
"cut in" and began to call the dis
patcher at Duluth and started to tell
him there were some men going to
wreck No. 18. But as soon as the plot
ters heard the instrument they rushed
to the office door and grasped the
doorknob, trying to get in. I instantly
picked up the revolver and fired four
shots through the door, and had the
satisfaction of hearing them run away.
I was so b.idlj frightened it was
some time before I could tell the dis
patcher. As soon as I made him under
stand-he told me to go for the section
men, wh'ch I did. We have not seen
nor heard anything more of them.
I enclose a sketch of the depot and
the table with the instrument on
stands by the office window. '
SCARED, NOT HURT.
My nerves are badly shaken from the
fright, but nothing more serious re
sulted from the plot. The division su
perintendent sent out the section men
to patrol the track until after No. 18
had passed. Mr. Reichard is night op
erator at Aitkin, Minn.
MRS. MATTIE REICHARD
Nova Scotian ; Miner* Strike.
HALIFAX, N. "S., March 16.— A strike
has been declared ' at the Spring Hill
mines, the largest collieries in Nova
Scotia. The men want a three-quarter
shift, and the management would
grant only a one-half shift. A large
number of men will be thrown out of
ST. I A X, MINN., SUNDAY MORNING, MARCH 17, 1895.— SIXTEEN PAGES.
FAIR ONE FICKLE,
Wealthy Widow of Chatta
nooga Figures in a Live
She Now Claims to Have Been
Victimized in Regular
WAS THE SON AN AVENGER.
Mystery in a Kansas Crime
Rivaling- Romances of
Days of '49.
ST. LOUIS, Mo., March 16.—
well-dressed young woman who said
she was Mrs. Emma Dwyer, of Chat
tanooga, Term., left a Chicago & Al
ton train at the relay depot today,
and reported to Detective Moore that
she had been robbed of $500. She
said she had left Chattanooga for
Carlinville, 111., where she was to
meet and marry Roland Buel, also
of Chattanooga. On the train she
met a stranger, who came aboard at
Evansville, Ind. She became in
fatuated with the stranger, who
said he was John Lynch, of St.Louis,
and claimed to be a lawyer. After
a necessarily short courtship en
route she agreed to marry him in
stead of Buel. Lynch conducted her
to the Lambert house when they
reached St. Louis yesterday, and she
remained there with him last night.
This morning she started for Car
linville to tell about her change of
mind, and Lynch bought her a tick
et. While crossing the bridge she
discovered that $500 in cash and
checks had been taken from her
reticule which Lynch had carried for
her. Lynch was arrested at the
union station, and admitted prac
tically all of Mrs. Dwyer's story ex
cept the theft of $500. This he stren
uously denied. Lynch is an attorney
at Evansville, Ind. Mrs. Dwyer says
she owns two business blocks and
other property in Chattanooga val
ued at $100,000.
WAS Till*: SOX THE AVENGER.
Strangre Romance in a KunmiN
KANSAS CITY, March IG.— special
to the Star from Fort Scott, Kan.,
says: Louis Strevel, the aged ranch
man, whose identification last July by
a twenty-elght-ycar-old son whom he
had 'never seen, was published as a re
markable romance, was today found
murdered in his house on his ranch. He
was lying on the floor of one of the
rooms with his throat cut from ear to
ear. On his person was found $100 in
gold and currency, which leads to;
the belief that he was not killed for
what little money he had on" his per
son. A deep design is suspected, and
there is much excitement over the af
fair. The coroner is investigating the
Strevel left his first wife in Bates
county, Missouri, many years ago, and
came to this city, where he married*
another woman, without having se
cured a divorce. He left an unborn
son in Bates county, now Noah S.
Strevel, twenty-eight years old, living
near Fulton, Kan. The) first Mrs.
Strevel married James Boling fifteen
years ago, and is also living near Ful
ton, this county. The father Was
identified by the son by a broken fin
ger, of which his mother had told him.
He. had been living alone on his large
farm, and was evidently sitting before
his fire smoking when he was killed.
He was eighty-four years old.
It is suspected that the murder is
a sequel to the romance. To all ap
pearances Strevel was sitting before
a stove alone smoking, when the mur
derer crept In through the kitchen
door, cut his throat before he could
arise and fled. The body was brought
to this city this evening. The cor-;
oner's investigation developed the
fact that Strevel's son was to be sole
heir. The sheriff has taken control of
the murdered man's property pend
ing further Inquiry.
LOEDEH FAST IX THE SET.
.Milwaukee Police Confident They
Have Moritx** Murderer.
MILWAUKEE, Wis., March 16.—
"There Is no longer a shadow of doubt
that William Loeber murdered Fer
dinand Moritz for his money. We have
woven a net of circumstantial evidence
around Loeber that he cannot explain
away. All that remains for him to do
is to admit the crime." So said Chief
of Police Janssen tonight after he. fin
ished questioning Loeber with the view
of securing his confession.
"Robbery was the motive of the mur
der. Loeber believed that Moritz car
ried a large amount of money on his
person, but in this, like many other
people who were acquainted with the.
cattle dealer, he was mistaken. It is
thought that Loeber only secured $15
for his trouble and this has been re
covered. The money is in three $5
notes, one of which is blood-stained.
Witnesses have also been found who
saw Moritz go to Loeber's house on the
morning he was last seen alive by
his family, and who heard the two
fatal shots fired that killed the old
Hebrew. Loeber's horse and wagon,
was seen to emerge from the alley on
Galena street, between Twelfth and
Thirteenth streets; with two men in
it, presumably Loeber and Moritz,, and
later when the shots were fired it was
seen again by another witness. Blood
stained chips have been cut out of Loe
ber's wagon, and his clothes that he
wore when arrested were also stained
with human blood. Besides this Loe
ber's bloody revolver and bloody cart
ridges have been found, and the sus
pected murderer has contradicted him
self and tried to prove an alibi which
his wife has disproven. It has been
decided to hold Loeber on the charge
of murder, and he is now under ar
rest." ' 'r- ■:.- -.-F-;"
Was His Widow Glad to See Him.
RALEIGH, N. C, March 16.— jYmY
Newcomb, of Petersburg, Va., thought
to have fallen from a steamer last Sep
tember on the way from Baltimore to
Norfolk and drowned, has turned up
at Greensboro, and was taken home
this morning. The courts had declared
him dead and $10,000 life insurance was.
paid. When Newcomb got out of the
water his mind was impaired by ex
posure and fright, and he -wandered
from Baltimore to New York, Chicago.
and New Orleans.
BATTLED TO THE DEATH. ■'/}
Kansas Outlaw Bella His Worth
less Life Dearly. ', '
COFFEYYILLE, Kan., March 16.—
At 4 o'clock this morning, twenty miles
south of this city, Deputy United
States Marshal James Mayer, with a
posse of citizens of the neighborhood,
surprised Bob Rogers, the leader of a.
gang of outlaws known as the Rogers j
gang, at the home of his father. A
part of the posse went up stairs to"
capture the outlaw, who opened fire,
instantly killing W. B. McD-aniel and
wounding Phil Williams. The officers
then retired, but surrounded the house
and demanded the surrender of Bob un
der the penalty of burning the house,'
upon which Rogers came out with his
Winchester and fired at Marshal May
er. The next instant the flash of half
a dozen Winchesters sent as many
balls into the body of the bandit, end-'
ing his earthly career. ' ■-
Bill Elsmore, his co-partner in crime,:
had been at the house during the even
ing, leaving a few hours before the at
tack. McDaniel was a well-to-do cat
tleman, living in the neighborhood of
the Rogers home.
Chicago Rioters Fined.
CHICAGO, March 16.— Although ev
erything was quiet at St. Hedwlg'3
church, mass was not said there to
day. Officers were on watch, but they
had no trouble It was exp2Cted that
Father Sydlack would hold services,'
but the church was not opened. Mrs.
Josie Lemondowski and her son Anton,
two of the rioters, were fined. Appeals
were taken. Other cases come up next
Seven Years for Embezzlement.
LYNCHBURG, Va., March 16.—
Walker G. Hammer, the embezzling
teller of the First National bank of
Lynchburg, pleaded guilty in the Unit
ed. States court this morning and was'
sentenced to seven years in the peni
tentiary. Pannill case Is set for next
Thursday. " y
Stole His Rival's Shirts. *-j
FOND DU LAC, Wis., March 16.— M.**
V. Sullivan, a leading merchant of this"*
city, was found guilty today by a jury
of stealing four shirts from another
merchant. Gen. Bragg, ex-minister to-
Mexico, assisted in the prosecution^
Hundreds of people have listened to
the trial for a week. ']','■
LIQUIDATION AT WAUKESHA.
Mineral Water' Company in the
Hands of a Receiver. ..' .
CHICAGO, March 16.— The Wauke
sha Hygeia Mineral Water company
has gone into the hands of a receiver.
Application was made for the appoint-,
ment of the receiver before Judge Jen
kins, at Milwaukee this aft^rnoofif
The applicants were the trustees under
the mortgage held by the Jarvis Conk
lin company. The company through
its attorney agreed to the proceeding,
and Charles C. Prest was made the
receiver. The bill with the accom
panying order by the court was filed
in the circuit court clerk's office in
Chicago this evening. By agreement
an auxiliary bill was filed with the
clerk of the : United States circuit
court .in Milwaukee tonight, the
same order being entered. The re
ceivership is practically the fore
closure of the mortgage securing $1,000,
--000 of the bonds issued September, I*B9l.
The company has defaulted in in
terest due March 1, of this year. The
total indebtedness claimed by the trus
tees, Samuel M. Jarvis, of New York,
and John F. Downing, of Kansas
City, Mo., is $1,304,345. The company
was organized in the summer of 1891
and a concession secured from the
directory of the world's fair for the
exclusive sale of the water in the fair
grounds. To supply the various
stands at the fair and to cheapen' the
water to Chicago consumers 'ar
rangements were made to pipe the
water to Chicago from Waukesha, a
distance of over one hundred miles.
To lay the pipes and provide adequate
pumping facilities the $1,000,000 of
bonds were issued at thirty years bear
ing interest at 6 per cent. The com
pany since the fair, has been engaged
in supplying the water to Chicago
consumers, but the earnings have not
been sufficient to pay the expenses, of
operation, and the pipe '.ne has been
but little used. The pipe line cost
nearly $500,000. The company owns
the Hygeia and the Glenn Springs, at
Waukesha, where it has erected large
bottling works, a pumping station and.
two costly pavilions. The personal
property in Chicago consists of wagons
and horses mainly, with the plant for
the storage and use of the water, and
is valued at $50,000. Receiver Prest says
the indebtedness of the company out
side of the mortgage will not reach
$40,000. The receiver will take charge
of the business on Monday.
THE BRUES OBJECT.
Uncle Sam Had Xo It it; lit to Donate
the Barracks to Alabama. j
' MOBILE, Ala., March 16.— At the
last session of congress an act ( wwars r
passed granting to the state of Ala
bama the property known as Mount
Vernon barracks, the former abiding
place of the government troops
Apache Indian prisoners of war. Now
come the Brues, a well known creole
family of this state, who reside at Cre
ole,. Ala., and enter their protest
against such a disposition of the prop
erty. They say, and it is stated on
good authority that their claim will
be made good, that the land on which
is now stationed Mount Vernon bar
racks was donated by them years- ago
to the United States for the. purpose^
for which it was used until the trans
fer of the troops and Indians to other
points. In their transfer of the 28Q
acres, more or less, there is said to
have "been an agreement that if the
site was ever vacated or abandoned,
the property would revert back to
them.* with any improvement.. -^that
might take place. A number of hand
some buildings have been erected on
the land, and the cost of these alone
is said to amount to more than $2a0,000.
The land Itself is very valuable. The
fight will be watched with interest, -sin&
if the claim of the Brues can be 7 proved
Uncle Sam or the state of Alabama
I will ■ have to plank down the cash if : .
they want- the property. ;'7.7;* - ■■'■■•■
Week's .-Exports and Imports
NEW YORK, March 16.— The exports
from New York for the week amount
to $146,501 in gold, and $482,687 in silver.
The imports for the week were:. Gold,
$1,360,955; silver, $15,684; dry goods,
$3,867,113; general merchandise,sß,363,669.
DONS DISCUSS IT.
Gresham's Demand for Apol
ogy Considered in Spanish
Chamb3r of Deputies.
PRIME MINISTER EXPLAINS
That Proper Reparation Will
Be Made After a Thor
ACTIVITY IN NAVY YARDS
With Prospects That Cruisers
May Be Sent to the Cuban
MADRID, March 16.— Replying to
questions propounded in the cham
ber of. deputies today, Senor Ale
jandro Groiseard, minister of state,
said that the report that Minister
Taylor, acting on behalf of the Unit
ed States government, had claimed
that reparation from Spain was due
the United States on account of the
Allianca incident was true. The
United States government, he said,
at the same time demanded that
American trade with Cuba should
not be interfered with. He hoped
the Allianca affair would be amica
bly settled. The United States gov
ernment, he explained, considered
the firing on the Allianca to be a
violation of the principles of interna
; Minister Groiseard, in conclusion,
said that the Spanish government
had ordered the fullest investigation
of the affair to be made. The gov
ernment, he added, was willing to
agree to any settlement provided
the principles of international law
were not infringed upon, and that
no attempt was made to prejudice
the dignity of the nation..
Senor Diaz Morre, ■. formerly an
officer in the Spanish navy, said that
the commander of the- gunboat had
the right to demand. that the Alli
anca should show her flag. He
argued that the Spanish officers
also had the right to search any
vessel found in Spanish waters.
Minister Croiseard declined to make
any further statement, or to attempt
any explanation of the incident until
complete details and the reports of the
Spanish officers of the gunboat which,
it is claimed, fired on the Allianca,, are
"received ---' o '-- c '-
F| Questions relating to Cuban affairs
were hotly debated in the chamber of
Gen. Lopez Dominguez. minister of
war, censured ; the press for recent com
ments upon the situation. At this all
the reporters quitted the chamber of
deputies. This was intended as a pro
test against the official defense made
by the minister of war of the officers
who last night attacked the offices of
the Madrid newspapers. These at
tacks on the newspaper offices were pro
voked, it is claimed, by the appearance
of articles charging that the officers
in the service of Spain have been so
reluctant to volunteer for the Cuban
service that the government has been
compelled to draw lots te determine
who should be ordered to the front.
Great excitement prevails here. The
military governor of Madrid has re
signed. The directors of the leading
•newspapers held a meeting this even
ing and agreed that .unless the govern
ment would guarantee the liberty of
the press, they would suspend all
Fleet May Be Sent to Patrol the
BROOKLYN, March 16.— The utmost
interest was expressed by officers of
the Brooklyn navy yard today in Sec
retary Gresham' s demand upon Spain
to explain the firing upon the Allianca.
Preparations are being made to re
spond to any orders that may come
from Washington to have the ships
now at the navy yard ready for sea, in
case they are wanted. It is the general
opinion, however, among the officers
in Brooklyn, that If any vessels are
called upon to patrol the Cuban coast
they will be taken from Admiral
Meade's squadron, now in the West
Indies. The Maine is about the only
warship at the navy yard which could
be made ready for sea on short time.
The battleships Puritan and Terror are
still in course of construction. The
Vesuvius left the navy yard several
days ago to blow up derelicts" in the
Spain Xot Heard From.
' WASHINGTON, March 16. — Secre
tary Gresham was at the state de
partment today for a short time, but
Mr. Uhl, the first assistant secretary,
is still acting as secretary. In answer
to an inquiry, he said that no response
had yet been received from United
States Minister Taylor at Madrid con
cerning the demand made by the state
department for reparation for the fir
ing upon the Allianca. The Alabama
claims decision upon which this de
mand is based is coming in for a good
deal of quiet discussion here, and the
diplomatic corps are by no means a
unit in giving it their adherence.
Xo Cubans on Hoard.
NEW YORK, March Capt. Cross
man, of the steamer Allianca, is indig
nant at the intimation by Sgr. Muru
aga that there were Cuban revolu
tionists on board the vessel when, as
reported by Capt. Crossman and his
officers, it was chased and fired upon
by a Spanish gunboat. Said the cap
tain: "Sgr. Muruaga Insinuates that
two of the passengers were Cuban
revolutionists and that one of the two
was a mulatto. The fact is that we
did not have a mulatto on board, either
as passenger or employe. As to the
revolutionary part of it, his statement
is the rankest kind of balderdash."
Didn't Hold Up the Pedro.
WASHINGTON, March 16.— Chief
Chamberlain, of the bureau of navi
gation, today sent a telegram to the
■collector of customs at Savannah, Ga.,
asking for the facts as to the reported
detention of the schooner Pedro Pablo,
supposed .to be .on a- filibustering ex
pedition 'against Cuba. The reply
' states that the Pedro Pablo was not
detained a moment or interfered with.
After repairing her machinery and
taking on coal she pursued her course.
MR. CLEVELAND— I am Kind that flock of wild grecne is so fur
away that I won't be tempted to shoot at it.
EVIDENCE OF INCENDIARISM IN
AN OMAHA lILAZE.
SIXTEEN PEOPLE IN PERIL
By an Alleged Attempt of Fur
Merchant** to Realise on
OMAHA, Neb., March . 16.— Sixteen
people were rescued from the third
and fourth stories of the burning
Withnell block, corner of Fifteenth
■and Harney streets, -today by Omaha's'
""flrenieriF^V/llh the aid of extension lad
ders. A number of them were young
women, and all were carried out in
safety. Though the damage to the
block was less than $10,000, fire cut off
all escape by destroying the elevator
and staircase, and for a few minutes
rendering the situation of the inmates j
on the top floors critical. Many of
them were with difficulty restrained j
from jumping to the pavement below. j
While a number of streams were
turned on the fire, the hook and ladder
men hurried up their long ladders and
applied themselves to the rescue of the
thoroughly frightened inmates. The- I
ories of incendiarism were reported to !
Chief of Detective Hayes this morn- I
ing and detectives were detailed to I
look after the case. They examined I
the debris and found deposits of com- j
bustibles. The only trace of the large
stock of furs that the firm of Schultz
& Co. claim to have carried were about
a dozen muffs, which were partially
burned. As these were found where
the fire was hottest it was believed
that similar traces would remain of
the other furs if they had been there.
The officers are working on the theory
that most of the stock was taken out
before the blaze -was started, and are
trying to find the expressman who did
the moving. The firm occupied the
lower floor and had $3,000 insurance on
the stock. Circumstantial evidence of
arson was so strong that William
Schultz and his manager, James H.
| McCabe.were arrested tonight, charged
1 with firing the building. Part of the
j stock, $700 worth, was located in an
j adjoining building.
SILCOTT'S VICTIM DEAD.
Demise of Ex-Congressman Leed
om Reported at Toledo.
TOLEDO, March 16.— Ex-Congress- '
man John P. Leedom, once a well j
known figure in politics, died in Toledo !
this morning at 11:30 at the age of i
forty-seven years. Mr. Leedom had i
been living here in seclusion for the j
past two years at the residence of his |
sister, and his presence in this city j
was known only to a limited number, j
Mr. Leedom was a representative to
the Forty-seventh congress from this
state, and at the close of his term was j
elected sergeant-at-arms of the house, j
serving two terms in that office. Dur- i
ing his last term and toward the end j
of Cleveland's first term of office, the •
famous Silcott defalcation took place", I
which blasted Leedom's political life j
and completely shattered his health, ;
Edward E. Silcott was Leedom's dep- j
uty, and he" absconded with funds ag- I
gregating $100,000, and has never been |
apprehended. The major part of the j
money was from the salary accounts ;
of the congressmen, whose paymaster ]
the sergeant-at-arms is. Leedom was ;
relieved by congress of paying the '
money that was stolen, as it was con- j
clusively proven that he was not only ;
innocent of any knowledge of the de- i
falcation, but was a heavy sufferer
The funeral of the deceased will take
place at Manchester, 0., on Monday.
KANSAS CITY, Mo., March 16.— A
writ of attachment for $5,100 brought
against the Walter A. Wood Harvest
er company by the Illinois Steel com
pany was issued today by Circuit Clerk
McClenahan.and the writ later served
by two deputy sheriffs on the firm's
stock. Three other attachments ag
gregating $38,097 have also been is
sued. One by the National Bank of
Chicago is for $20,253; one by the Bank
of Commerce, of Kansas City, for
$10,000, and a third by Park Brothers
& Co., of Pennsylvania, for $1,844.
The sheriff is now in possession. The
firm is a branch of the Chicago con
cern that recently went into the hands
of a receiver,
abgbrtastands,. ttheh c ?dETSHCM
PRICE FIVE CENTS.— NO. 76.
UROVER AT HOME.
Presidential Duck' Hunter En-
joyed Hi* Southern Trip.
WASHINTON, March 16.— The presi
dent and party reached the city on the
light-house tender Violet shortly after
4 o'clock this afternoon. There were
with Mr. Cleveland Dr. O'Reilly, his
physician; Commander Lamburton, su
| perintendent of the light-house dis-
I trict, and Commander Wilde, the sec
retary of the light-house naval board.
The latter two were out on purely
official business, making an inspection
of the buoys of the lower river chan
nel, and President Cleveland took the
opportunity of going down with them
and enjoying a little duck shooting.
The trip consumed, ten days, but dur
ing over a half of this time it was bad
weather. When the vessel . landed at
Stevenson's wharf Private . Secretary
Thurber* who had waited for 'over an'
hour in the raw March wind, was the
first to board her and greet Mr. Cleve
land in her cabin. President Cleve
land came out of the cabin onto the
forward deck, accompanied by others
of his party, carrying a slight limp in
his gait, as might have been expected
after the accident which happened t/»
him shortly before he left the cit*.
After walking about the deck and
taking a final Inspection of his game
he shook Capt. Donnell's hand, thank
ing him for his many kindnesses, and
was then escorted to his carriage by
Commanders Lamburton and Wilde.
During the comparatively short time
that the party were actually hunting
for game they managed to conjure 50
fine specimens of brant, 41 ducks and
12 snipe. Only two brace of the largest
ones were carried away from the ves
Capt. Donnell, in command of the
boat, said that the vessel was not In
the best of condition, being sent out
for work, but that notwithstanding,
the" trip of Mr. Cleveland appeared to
give him a very substantial improve
GINS MUST BE MODERN.
Cramps Notified That Cast Iron
."♦lor tars Do FVot Pass.
WASHINGTON, March If*.— for- j
tification board ha,-! finally decided
that if the Cramps desire to supply
fifty twelve-inch mortars at $6,500
each for coast defense, under the
terms of the fortifications appropria
tion bill, they must make the mortars
I equal to the new all-steel mortars.
I Through their attorneys, the Cramps
! contended that they were required
j merely to build the mortars to equal
I the steel-hooped cast iron mortars,
! inasmuch as that was th.- only weapon
j of the kind in actual use at the date
i of the passing of the appropriation
As the Cramps' mortar is of case
i metal and weighs 42,000 pounds, as
1 against 36,000 for the standard all-
I steel mortar, it may be impossible for
! them to bring It within the required
I Among other matters disposed of
| by the board at its last session was
J the allotment of $1200 for the pur
| chase of the Seabury 4.72-inch qulck
; firing gun, now being tested at Sandy
I Hook in competition with the Canet,
i Armstrong and Hotchklss guns, and
i the examination of plans for new
! gun carriages and range finders.
wester ii Patents.
' Special to the Globe.
! WASHINGTON, D. C, March 16.—
j List of patents granted this week to
i Northwestern inventors, reported by
! T. D. Merwin, patent solicitor, 911 and
• 912 Pioneer Press building, St. Paul,
; Minn., and Washington, D. C. : Robert
I E. Brackelsberg and L. Graff, Man
i kato, Minn., switch ami switch shifter;
Edwin A. Barrage, Minneapolis, Minn.,
grain door lor cars; John L. Cald
well, Minneapolis, Minn., brick kiln;
Henry L. Carpenter, Minneapolis,
Minn., electric burglar alarm and
house' call; John E. Erickson and J.
Leonartson, St. Paul, Minn., dovetail
ing machine; John A. Kennedy, Cho
teau, Mont., sight for firearms; Charles
IL. Olmstead, Rig Timber, Mont.,
I soldering machine; Joseph O. Therien,
j Minneapolis, Minn., vise; James N.
j Wilson, Minneapolis, Minn., planter;
j John Niven, Staples, Minn., (trade
j mark) remedies for certain named dis
Pink Snow In Colorado.
DUBOIS, Col., March 16.-This local
l ity is covered with snow an inch deep
j that is of a delicate pink hue. An ex
! amination under a mineral glass
I showed there was no rest or dirt mixed
j with the snow. There is much specu
lation as to the cause of the unusual
. appearance of the snowfall.
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m» ityJ Frightful Accident to Fire Es- mil
2 cape Exhibitors at m\
IO Duluth. J
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HILLIPS THE MAN
jrporatlon Attorney Dar
ragh Announces His First j
WHO IS A GOOD DEMOCRAT
As Well as an Admirable Law
yer Familiar With the
-THE SELECTION A WISE ONE.
Herman Oppenheim Will Oc
cupy the Office of Second
Hermon W. Phillips has been ap*
pointed first assistant corporation
attorney, and will assume the duties
of office at once.
The announcement was officially
made by Mr. Darragh tit 11 o'clock
yesterday morning, and word sent
to Mr. Phillips of his appointment.
The selection is considered a wise
one, not alone by Democrats and
friends of Corporation Attorney Dar
ragh, but by members of the bar,
regardless of party affiliations, and
the public generally. In Mr. Phillips
the corporation attorney secures an
able lawyer and one who has had
many years' experience in the city's
legal department. Retained through
successive administrations, he made
a record as an attorney and a zeal
ous public servant of which he has
reason to feel proud.
Corporation Attorney Darragh was
personally congratulated by many
citizens and members of the bar for
the sound judgment and practical
sense displayed in his selection. Tha
appointment was made not alone be
cause Mr. Phillips is a Democrat,
but because he has abundantly
proved his capability, and is thor
oughly familiar with all past and
present litigation affecting the city's
Hermon Phillips was originally
appointed assistant under William
Pitt Murray, who is a Democrat. He
retained office under O. B. Halman,
also a Democrat, and remained in
his position under the reign of Hon.
Daniel W. Lawler, whose sterling
by either friend or foe. On Mr.
Chamberlain's advent into office.Mr.
Phillips resigned, arid since then has
been attending to his private and
very successful practice of law.
Hermon W. Phillips was born in
Clay, Washington county, lowa, June
19, 1860. He lived there only a tew
months before his parents moved to
Chautauqua county, New fork, where
they remained about one year, ami
then moved to Warren county, Penn
sylvania, where they have since re
sided. The subject of this sketch
lived at home with his parents until
1880. when he left for the West. lie
settled ln Kansas, intending to make
that state his future home. He re
mained there, however, only until Sep
tember, 1881, when he left and .went to
lowa City, 10.. and entered the law
school of the University of lowa. He
graduated at that Institution in June,
1882, and after a visit of a couple of
months to his old home in the East lie
settled in St. Paul on Sept. 1. 1882, and
commenced the practice of law. He
has made St. Paul his permanent
home. As an attorney, he has won an
ION V I A I REPUTATION.
Any movement for the improvement
of the city, the bar or community has
always met with the prompt approba
tion and assistance of Mr. Phillips.
Mr. Phillips lias served in the posi
tion of assistant corporation attorney,
of the city of St. Paul, and as an otii
eial, a lawyer and a citizen, has al
ways been esteemed.
Mr. Darragh will appoint as his- sec
ond assistant Herman Oppenheim, a
young lawyer of unusual ability,
whose attainments. strict integrity
and earnestness of purpose have won
for him an enviable standing in tho
estimation of his fellow citizens, mem
bers of the bar and members of the
Democratic party. The only argu
ment used at any time agains' this
young man is that he is young, and
in this age of progress this has been
cast aside as no argument at all. Mr.
Oppenheim's appointment gives gen
The selection of a clerk has not yet
been made, and for the present Oscar
Sandell will remain. Johnny Clancy
has been officially notified of his per*
On the whole, the staff Is an ex
cellent one, and the city's interests
will be zealously guarded by this co
terie of bright, ambitious and intel
lectual young Americans.
RECEIVER FOR A. P. A. J
Situs Hake* Petition and Charjrefl
CHICAGO, March If*.— An amended
bill was filed today before Jud^e Payne
in the light commenced against the
state council of the American Protect
ive Association of Illinois last fall by
Prof. Walter Sims. The bill ask. d for a
receiver for the organization. In the
amended bill Sims claimed that up to
Jan. 24, 1895, he was a member of the
organization in good standing, but that
he was expelled therefrom in an illegal
manner. Sims then cites his damage
suit against the defendants, and says
that he believes the $6,000 assets of the
concern will be wasted unless a re
ceiver is appointed. Sims alleges that
he was expelled because he announced
that he would vote at the fall election
for candidates not indorsed by the ad
visory board of the council.
Le«lerer>* (Few Venture. 1
CHICAGO, March 16.— Charles Leder
. er, the cartoonist, today severed his
connection with the Times-Herald. Mr.
Lederer will start a weekly publica
tion in this city. Mr. Lederer was born
in Lowell, Mass., in 1856, began his
career as an artist and occasional con
tributor of humorous subjects in New
York. He contributed to nearly every
publication in New York. He practi
cally began his newspaper career with
the newly born Herald ln 1883 as a
special contributor, but soon becaiEr; ._,
I member of the regular staff.