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VOL. XIX.— NO. 325.
THE ST. PfHX Gl^Oß^.
FRIDAY, NOV. 20, 1806.
"Weather lor Today-
Fair and Warmer.
Charities Conference Work.
Rev. Hull Pleads Guilty.
Hnll Gets Six Years.
Dix Beccmea Assemblyman.
Society Debutantes Received.
Day's Social News.
Dramatic Scenes in the Reichstag.
Thirty Men Go Down in a Crash.
Spanish Cruelties In Cuba.
Minnesota-Wisconsin Play Saturday
Ynle-I'rlucetou Jjauie Gossip.
Flour Rates Worry Railways.
Kewi of the Roads.
Knnsbroiis !i Expect* Re-election.
Jewish Council of Women Ends.
Grange on Interstate Commerce.
Bar Silver. Cse.
Cash Wheat in Chicago. 70 3-4 c.
Narrow Hange in Stocks.
Anoka Wins the Hospital.
Powers Criticises Tax Assessors.
Met— Thoroughbred. 8.15.
Grand— Yenuine Yeiitleman, 8.15.
House of Hope — Lecture, ''Russia," S.
MOVEMENTS OF STEAMSHIPS.
NEW YORK, Nov. 19.— Sailed: Zaandam,
Amsterdam; Weimar, Bremen. Arrived:
Werkeiidam, Rotterdam; Germanic, Liver
QUEEXSTOWN— SaiIed: Teutonic, Liver
pool for New York. Arrived: Britannic,
New York for Liverpool.
NAPLES— Arrived: Fulda, Nevr York.
HAMBURG— Arrived: Prussia, New York
ROTTERDAM— Arrived: Spaarndam, New
BRE.MERHAVEN— Arrived: Trave New
CHERBOURG— SaiIed: Havel, New York.
Will Pingree's policy at Lansing be
a potato policy?
The Cuban question was a puzzle
which Weyler gave up.
The theater hat ought to be placed
under arrest before it gets into the
-^exas Is apparently going to take its I
own time in counting its Democratic '
Massachusetts continues to dig up |
votes that were cast against George j
The Nfcestion of the hour In Kansas
Is whetw?r to send Peffer's whiskers
back to the senate.
The Republicans elected Dr. Booze
to congress from Maryland. Booze is
popular in Maryland.
— , —
We. may yet have to send a squad of
Yale football players to bring the af
fair in Cuba to a crisis.
Mr. Bryan killed a rabbit on his
hunting tour in Missouri. That means
at least four more rabbit feet.
When Rev. Hull reaches Stillwater
It may not be necessary to send out-
Bide the prison walls for a chaplain.
It will be settled tomorrow whether
the hardest kickers in the Northwest
are located in Minnesota or Wisconsin.
President Cleveland is only interest
ed in the oil trust to the extent that
he is burning a lot of midnight oil in
the preparation of his message.
The plurality of McKinley in Ken
tucky having settled down to 244, the
Bourbons will resume their favorite
The youngest member of the Fifty
fifth congress will be Thomas J. Brad
ley. His age is twenty-six and his
youth is his only recommendation.
McKinley is said to be mapping out a
second term. Yes, indeed, and the
American people may conclude to put
their foot down right in the middle of
Minne, there is no hard feeling in
this town because a Flour City man is
■to put the roof on o ir public building.
If there are holes in that roof, how
ever, listen for the roar.
After all, a goodly portion of the
brain of this republic is located in
Minnesota. A Minnesota man, resid
ing at a place called Sleepy Eye at
that, has disposed of a patent for
The principal use of Mr. Addicks
eeems to be to get in the road just at
the right time for the Democrats to
pull off whatever chestnuts there are in
Eight. The next Democratic senator
from Delaware gets in on account of
the Addicks bolt.
When it comes to fertility of re
sources Massachusetts leads the whole
country. On account of changed con
ditions it seemed desirable to move a
coast town a mile, and preparations
ere under way to haul it by railway to
its new location.
Mr. Hanna vigorously denies that
ho is Ineligible for the position of sec
retary of the treasury. Of course, Mr.
Hanna, you understand fully that this
is but another way of saying you have
been offered the position and want to
Seven hundred and thirty-five Re
publicans consider themselves strong
enough to hold positions in Mr. M>
Kinley's cabinet. As only eight can
get In, it is certain that 727 "llfe-lon^r,
staunch Republicans" will have to
nurse a more or less poignant disap
THE SAINT PAUL GLOBJS.
GRADES Of iflSflfllTY
PRACTICE OF HOUSING PATIEXTS
TOGETHER VIGOROUSLY DE
NOUMED BY DR. SMITH.
FAVORS A COTTAGE PLAN,
WITH MORE SYSTEMATIC EFFORT
FOR THE CURE OF THE HOPE
DAY'S WORK OF THE CONFERENCE
Nev. Officers as Nominated Are Cho
kyu — Interesting; Address by Dr.
"I consider that remark a personal
Insult," exclaimed Dr. S. G. Smith, at
tho meeting- of the state conference of
corrections and charities yesterday
| morring, "I have not spoken of the
work as a minister of the gospel, but
as one interested, having studied it in
both America and Europe." Dr. Smith's
remarks were made in reply to Dr.
Kilbourne, of Rochester, who said at
the close of the former's paper on "The
Future Policy of Minnesota in Caring
for the Insane." that whenever he
wanted to know anything about the
care of the insane he would not go to
a minister of the gospel. Dr. Smith, in
his paper, said that he considered the
care of the Insane the most important
which had come before the conference,
and spoke of the need for a fourth in
sane hospital in the state which he
thought an appropriation would be se
cured for this winter. He said that the
new building ought to be large enough
to accommodate 1,000. He said that all
the care of paying for the care of the
Insane was dismissed from the public
mind, as it is argued that so soon as
any one is sent to the insane hospital
it is supposed they are there for life
and no thought is given to their pos
sible recovery. Dr. Smith spoke of
three plans for the building of hospitals
for the Insane, any two of which might
te combined, and advocated that of the
cottage plan. He was strongly in fa
vor of sound economics and favored
the building of cheap structures. He
believed that there should be a more
thorough classification and said that
the acute cases should receive the best
of care from the state. He said that
the state is bound to do all it can for
the care of its insane and that distinct
treatment should be used in the acute
cases. That all the money required j
should be spent on the patient the first
year it is in the institution, and that
the treatment should be expansive.
That the patient should be well fed and
generally well cared for. That the
chronic cages are practically hopeless
and should be cared for as cheaply as
Dr. Smith thought that there are
hundreds of people in the insane hos- I
pitals who should properly be in the j
almshouse, speaking particularly of the I
aged He said that had the county to j
care for such cases they would be more i
careful about adjudgir.g old people in- j
sane. He also said that Minnesota !
would in a few years have more In- j
sane people than any other state on j
account of the Scandinavian population, j
these people going insane more easily \
than any others. He advocated the ;
placing of convalescent patients in cot- i
*a£es at Minnetonka or some such :
place for a short time for the purpose
o tiying the change of scene. He also j
spoke of the need of private hospitals
of this nature which would be easily |
supported in this state, where there is !
Rev. Dr. Sammis took exception to Dr. !
Smith's plan for the building of cheap j
institutions, and said that it is the I
duty of the state to erect such struc
tures as will be a credit to tho artis
tic judgment of the state. Alexander j
Johnson was heard on this subject and
told of the work along this line in In
diana, where the state has entire
charge of the Insane and where there '
are 450 inmates in the county poor
houses. He paid that the word cheap
ness should be used with care. He
also said that Minnesota is the only
state which has adopted the state
plan with success. That Wisconsin j
combined state and county care and
that Indiana had not begun to come
up to it. He thought the colony sys
tem a good one. Prof. B. Byera, of
Ohio, spoke of the work in that state.
Dr. Bissell said that in the care for the I
insane, Michigan is the most compre- j
hensive she had knowledge of, and
gave an outline of the system used
SUPPORT OF CHARITIES.
Dr. Ingerisoll Opposes Charity Balls
—Dr. Hvlon Bissell's Address.
The closing session of the annual
meeting of Minnesota conference of
corrections and charities was held
yesterday after one of the most In
teresting series of meetings the con
ference has ever enjoyed. The in
terest throughout was of the livliest
good papers were given and the dis
cussions following were animated and
to the point.
The general session was opened by
Rev. Dr. Ingersoll, of St. Paul who
spoke of the financial support of
charities. He paid that the county has
no right to rely on the churches or
other organizations for support for
those destitute. He said that th*
churches have a great deal to do, and,
that while a great many people recog
nize their obligation to the poor they
do not recognize it to the churches
He said it was only putting burden 3
on the churches they are unable to
bear. He was in favor of canvassing
for money from house to house in
behalf of brotherhood, that this is
the true way to ask for aid for the
voluntary organizations. He quest
ioned whether it be best to pay somt
one for this work o>r to leave it to
volunteers. If the latter be in sym
pathy with the work, that would be
best, but if not, then it should be a
business affair. As to charity balls
etc., ho thought people should grow
higher than this kind of seeking for
aid. That the appeal should be made I
direct to the people and the fun be had i
In some other way. He favored a
direct appeal throughout the whole
slate an the ground of brotherhood
Helen Bissell spoke next as folows :
In consequence of a recent decision of the
supreme court of Minnesota, making it un
lawful to place prisoners under the charge
of any but sworn officers of the law, this
state lias been in the position of having no
suitable institution for the care and reforma
tion of its adult female population. The situ
ation is wrong and deplorable, but if we
study it carefully and recognize the valuo of
work .already done in other states, we may
find a solution of the difficulty.
The subject is one of intense interest, both
from the number of individuals concerned
and the peculiar nature of the crimes of
which the majority aro guilty. Today ther*
FRIDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 20, 18J6.
are but a handful of women in our higher
penal Institutions, only thirty-six out of a
total of 1,064, while they are continually pres
ent in large numbers In our Jails and work
houses. They would be there to a greater
degree, were It not that many of the judges
of the lower courts feel that the imprisoning
of the older girls and women not altogether
hardened, in Jails and workhouses, for sen
tences ranging from thirty to ninety days,
would work to their harm in a greater de
gree than allowing them their freedom for
the same length of time. This should not
reflect on many of the Jails and workhouses,
which are as well cared for and managed as
their opportunities will allow, but male and
female offenders should never be sentenced
to the same institution, for the rules and
buildings which would be suitable to one
sex would only be applicable to the other, in
a limited degree.
Strive as faithfully as many of the so
called observers may, to establish the equali
ty and similarity of the sexes, and to show
what is efficacious for one is correspondingly
so for the other, the laws of nature rises up
against them and prove their labors vain.
Fundamentally and through all ages men
have been stronger, more aggressive and
passionate, showing a tendency to overt acts.
These characteristics have been a necessity
for the advancement of the race, and the
progress of civilization. Women, en the oth
er hand, have a quieter, more abiding power.
They work at a lower tension and accom
plish their equally important work, by more
persistent endeavor and less forceful means.
For this reason they are more restless in
small matters, given to outcries rather than
decisive action, more troublesome while un
der restraint, and yet not ready, either alone
j or in combinations, with others, to attempt
I escape from uncongenial surroundings.
These peculiarities of women, which I have
I no time to discuss with the fullness their
! importance deserves, are at once the sources
| of her greatest usefulness and of her un-
I doubted failure. The emotionality which
makes her a blessing as an understanding
mother to the trusting child, and a help to
her less demonstrative husband, becomes
when misdirected and unrestrained a source
of endless anxiety and injury to those with
whom she is brought in contact.
The crimes of man are usually for a seem
ing good to himself, and directly to the dis
advantage of another, so with them murder,
■ theft and arson are frequent, while those of
I women tend to be of a personal nature, where
! she herself is the greatest Bufferer. Of this
| she is in an unreasoning way conscious, and
i so in unnumbered cases, spends her life in
j passing on to others the deep moral injury
that she has herself received.
For these reasons dealing with criminal
women has always been surrounded with
peculiar difficulties, but it would seem that
in the reformatories already established we
can see* our way to a partial solution, at
least, of the trouble. Too much praise can
not be accorded to the purely charitable
and religious organizations, which have for
centuries done a noble work In the direction
of restraining and reforming these unfortu
nates, and while in many cases the fact
| that they are not legally tonflned is a help
towards self-restraint, in others it would
seem better to add this to the other in
fluences brought to bear upon them.
There is in every human being, however
degraded, some spark of good or desire for
belter things, and it would seem that with
women in particular the sooner she can be
put under restraint after a criminal act the
better. For this reason the more promptly
sentence can be justly passed the less likeli
hood of there intervening demoralizing in
fluences and the greater the hope for refor
mation. From the moment of arrest, through
the trial and removal to the specified insti
tution, and in her life there, every influence
should be such as would lead her to see the
value of a better way, and that her refor
mation rather than her punishment is sought.
For this reason the laws which have been
so framed that a mother can keep her child
until it is eighteen months old, and longer
if it seems best, or suitable arrangements for
its care can not be made, are wise. Mother
love is one of the strongest Influences in
the world for truth and right, and should
be cherished ra'.her than repressed. Strange
ly often comes the plaint, Oh! if my baby
had only lived, or if I could have kept my
baby, I should not be here now.
It is often claimed that female criminals
are generally the victims of some great wrong
which has shattered them and forced upon
them a hated life, but a careful study of
them both as individuals and classes shows
that this is in a great measure an erroneous
idea. Pitiable they are indeed, and more
deeply so than if this were a correct view,
for then there would be a background of
have-been to give encouragement for the fu
ture. What in reality is the condition we
must face, in order to aid underatandingly,
for sentiment is a blind guide, but sympathy
which at its best must arise from the clear
est conception of the needs of another must
be the light to lead us on our way. Each
human being receives as his birthright cer
tain tendencies which he has inherited from
unnumbered generations, and which, of nec
esEity, must influence his future life, modi
fled indeed by external circumstances, but
through all either a force to raise htm to a
higher level or a chain to hold him to the
earth, or perchance to drag him to a lower
level. Almost equally powerful is the force
of circumstances which surround the mind
during its forming years. When nature and
condition are at war the result of necessity
is in doubt, but where, as in the majority of
instances, both agree as to type, there is
for the higher a great gain, and for the
lower an almost inevitable and lower fall.
This would seem a hopeless condition were it
not that there is always an upward tendency
in the human race, and the eternal justice
which makes the forces of evil of less power
than those of good. Penologists are gener
ally agreed that indeterminate sentences, with
the system of grading and parole, offer the
greatest inducements to improvement and
self-control, and wherever they have been
intelligently carried out have tended to bet
ter habits of miud and body. The larger
proportion of offenders much prefer the
definite sentence, and feel less irksome the
simple physical restraint. The necessity of
arousing an inward force to meet an exist
ing outward condition, and bringing self into
harmony with a better and higher type, is
more painful than can be easily understood
by one who has lived an orderly sober life.
Let us study the organization of such an in
stitution as I have suggested and see how
it would meet the demands which would be
placed upon it. Fortunately this need not
be ideal, but has proved itself to be already
an accomplished fact.
Placed far enough from city life not to ba
contaminated by its influence and yet allow
of abundant grounds, yet sufficiently near to
be easily accessible and make possible proper
ranitary conditions and suitable service.
Work should also be Beeured for the inmates,
so that v.'hile habits of industry are Inculcated
the institution might in part be Eelf-support
At the outset one of the characteristics of
women would make the establishment of a re
formatory a matter of comparatively little
expense, for there would be no necessity for
stone walls, heavily grated windows" and
gates, and armed sentries. In no instance so
far have they been needed, a high board
fence, perhaps, reinforced by a barbed wire,
having proved all that was necesrary to insure
the safe-keeping of the inmates.
It is un'versally the rule to place pris
oners in an intermediate grade and allow
them to rise or fall on their own merits,
great care being taken to discriminate be
tween the restlessness arising from the nov
elty of the weariness of the life on an excit
able temperament, and the deliberate- wrong
doing of a self-contained, but more danger
The forced regard for personal neatness
and the perfect order and cleanliness are oft
en a revelation, and at times an unwelcome
one to the inmate, but It is surprising how
soon they are accepted, and the careless wom
an becomes really proud of her own room
or. corner of the dormitory.
Knowledge of housework, plain cooking
laundry work in all its branches, hand sew
ing or the use of the sewing and knitting ma
chines give the discharged woman a real
value in the different fields of labor. There
are always those who enjoy an out-of-door life
and gardening, and no one who has watched
the success of our market women, can doubt
but that their labors could materially lessen
the cost of living in such an institution.
Of necessity, considering their course of life
a considerable percentage of those entering
would be in a physical condition requiring
care, and one of the greatect advantages
of the place and indeterminate sentences
would be that It could control and place
under proper treatment women who are a
menace to the health of those around them
It would also give the victims of ficohollc
and narcotic habits, time not only to recover
from the first effeet3 of ths breaking off i
these Indulgences, but to gain a physical '
condition which would make self-control under
Some form of teaching is desirable both
for the illiterate and those who have a fair
education, for the mental stimulus ia desir
able both for mind and body.
Careful, non-sectarian, religious instruction
should be given to all, and the greatest free
dom accorded to both Protestants and Cath
olics to minister to the needs of their own
It has been found best in all reformatories
for women to have the officers, without ex
ception, women, employing men only in '
such capacities as carpenters, engineers and
firemen, as their presence has been found to
work injury to the class of women gathered
Throii^h the entire Institution and iU meth
ods two distinct and yet parallel principles
should run. First, impressing on each wom
an placed under Its care the fact of wrong
doing and the necessity of repentance, and
Continued on Fifth rug*.
NOOSE m KEIthEY
JURY IN THE WYOMING MURDER
CASE HAVE NO DIFFICULTY
MURDER IN THE FIRST DEGREE
VERDICT REACHED AFTER BUT
AX HOUR AND A HALF OF DE
MIANKATO MAN WEAKENS.
J. Hardcastle Hall "Recovers" His
Mind After Revelations as to
His Past Career.
Special- to the Globe.
CENTER CITY, Minn., Nov. 19.—
"Guilty of murder in the first degree"
was the verdict of tiie Jury in the trial
of George Kelley, the desperado, who,
with two companions, made such a
desperate attack on Dr. Foster at Wyo
ming, and in the battle which followed
used revolvers tc such effect that
young Paul and Hayes were instantly
killed. The case was closed at 6 o'clock
last night, and the court adjourned
till this morning, when Hon. J. c.
Netheway addressed the jury for the
defense. He was followed by Attorney
vlf ®§^^^ -ism^x
Convicted of the Murder of Edward Paul at Wyoming.
General Childs, and the case was then
given to the jury, after an exhaustive
summing up by Judge Crosby. The
jury was out but an hour and a half,
bringing In the verdict as above about
5 p. m.
HALL SUDDEXLY RECOVERS.
Revelations Regarding His Career
Restore His Mind In Short Order.
Special to the Globe.
MANKATO, Minn., Nov. 19.— John
Hardcastle Hall, who has gained wide
spread notoriety by forgetting his
identity, has at last regained his mem
ory. When shown, specials from Seat
tle acusing him of. crookedness, he ad
mitted having ssrved a sentence in
prison at San Queiitin, California, but
said the methods pursued to put him
there were infamous. He also ad
mitted being in tb* insane asylum on
Wards Island, New' York. He spent
several weeks at Tpurtelotte hospital
but thinks he is cured and desires to
get employment :n Maukato. Ills
identity was first established by J. W.
Blanchard, treasurer of the Pierson
Lumber company, of Chicago, his for
mer business partner.
SOUTH DAKOTA RETURNS ALL IN.
Republicans Elect the Treasurer
and the Secretary of State.
ABERDEEN, S. D., Nov. 19.— Official
returns are now in from all the
counties in this state. They show the
election by the fusionlsts of congress
men, electors, governor, lieutenant gov
ernor, attorney general, auditor and
railway commissioners, by pluralities
running from 107 to over 800. The
plurality on electors is 191. The Re
publicans get the wtate treasurer by
the small margin of two votes, and
state superintendent and secretary of
state each by less than 100
Dawson Farmer Wounds Ills Sister
in-Law and Kills Himself.
DAWSON, Minn.,. Nov. 19.— Seblom
Bloomquist, a farmer living seven
miles north of Dawson, shot his sister
in-law, Mrs. John Bloomquist, today
and then shot himself, dying almost in
stantly. Mrs. Bloomquist it is thought
will recover, but is in a critical con
dition. There were no witnesses to
the shooting and no cause is known
for the crime.
HASTINGS' LIGHTS GO OUT. ~
Electric Light Works on the Levee
Special to the Globe.
HASTINGS, Minn., Nov. 19.— The
electric plant on the levee was burned
this morning, the. origin being un
known. It was an excellent plant,
the machinery being.all apparently new
Estimated loes from $S,Ou\ to $10,000,
nearly covered by insurance. It will
undoubtedly be re-built as soon as the
season will permit, j
Five Years for Robbers.
Special to the Globe.
CANTON, N. D., Nov. 19.— John Novak and
Joseph Nigrene were today sentenced by
the circuit court to five years in the peni
tentiary for highway robbery.
Lieut. Mercer Has Ambitions.
Special to the Globe.
DULUTH, Minn., Nov. 19.— Lieut. Mercer,
the Indian agent at La Polnte agency, who
has charge of all th« government's redskin
wards in St. Louis, Lake, Carlton and Cook
counties, has applied to the government for
leave to join "his regiment, to as to be in
line for promotion, which h« would not be
while serving on detached service. Lieut.
Mercer has been a popular official, both with
Indians and whites, and hia removal will be
viewed with regret on all sides.
IMPROVING THE PORTAGE.
Much Work Yet to Be Done to Make
a T*venty-Foot Channel.
Special to the Globe.
DULUTH, Minn., Nov. 19.— Maj. C.
B. Siars, government engineer at this
place, returned yesterday from a
visit to Portage lake canal,
where the government is doing
considerable work. He says that here
tofore it has been possible to keep pace
with the annual development of chan
nels, but the new lock at Sault Ste.
Marie provides a depth of water which
the Portage lake canal will not equal
in some time. Recent work, however,
has provided a draft of water that will
pass ordinary cargoes. A project in
volving an expenditure of $1,065,000 has
been approved for Portage lake canal
including two breakwaters at the upper
entrance, and 3,000 feet of pier exten
sion at the lower entrace, besides con
siderable dredging toward the 200-foot
project. Portage lake cannal cuts off
several hundred feet of the point,
and is an immense aid to navigation.
Lobby Being: Formed to "Protect"
Them at Pierre.
Special to the Globe.
ABERDEEN, S. D., Nov. 19.— Leading
druggists of the state have entered
upon a plan to raise a legislature fund
for lobbying purposes at Pierre by col
lecting $25 from each druggist, Geo.
W. Hawee the drug man of Summit,
was here this week in the interest of
the undertaking, and secured the
checks in several Instances. A large
per cent of druggists want the liquor
laws so framed that they can continue
the present profitable feature of their
trade. There are over 400 registered
pharmacists in the state.
Wedded at Hasting.
Special to the Globe.
HASTINGS. Minn., Nov. 19.— The marriage
of Lambert E. Spear, of Northfield, and Miss
Louise E. Greenslade took place today at the
residence of Gsorge A. Emer:on. Rev. E. M.
Duff, rector of St. Luke's church, officiated.
A pleasant reception followed. The bride
is one of Hastings' favorite and most esti
mable young ladles, while the groom is a
prominent young business man of Northfleld
They left on the late train for St. Paul and
will make Northfield their future home.
Stole Wheat by Proxy.
MOORHEAD, Minn.. Nov. 19.— Isaac Mont
brandt was found guilty in the district court
today of stealing a load of wheat from a
granary in the town of Fellow, this county.
Montbrandt did not steal the wheat, but his
two younger brothers who were employed by
him to whom he was indebted, confessed to
the theft of the grain, and testified their elder
brother advised them to do it. The ease was
a pathetic one, as the younger of the broth
ers told the story which will send their elder
brother to the penitentiary. Montbrandt will
probably be sentenced today.
Fargo Roller Mill May Rename,
Special to the Globe.
FARGO, N. D., Nov. 19.-Judge McConnell
convened the regular term of the district
court in this city. C. C. Schuyler was ap
pointed permanent assignee for the defunct
Fargo Roller mill. Assets were placed at
$5,000 and liabilities at $25,000. Farmers in
the vicinity of the city are heavy losers.
The creditors held a meeting and have taken
steps to reorganize the company and con
Gunn'a Reapportionment Talk.
Special to the Globe.
DULUTH, Minn., Nor. 19.— 3tate Senator
D. M. Gunn, of Grand Rapids, was in the
city today, and gave as his opinion that the
southern part of the Btate would not object
to a fair reapportionment, giving the north
ern half a fair representation. He thinks
the apprehension of opposition from the south
unfounded, and if the northern members ask
for no more than is fair he does not look to
a fight at the winter session.
Couldn't Steal County Records.
Special to the Globe.
ABERDEEN, S. D., Nov. 19.— 1t Is reported
that Eureka people sent a company of men
to Leola to steal the county records, aa they
failed to get them by the vote taken at the
recent election. Leola people claim to have
discovered the conspiracy in time to frustrate
it and the men went back without the rec
To Examine New Lawyers.
Special to the Globe.
PIERRE, S. D., Nov. 19.— The supreme
court today designated Friday, Nov. 27, aa a
special day for the examination of applicants
for admission to practice in the courts of the
Nurse Girl's Awful Work.
HILLSBORO, N. D., Nov. 19.— Yesterday
afternoon a twelve-year-old nurse girl in the
employ of Dr. Moeller, became enraged at
the eighteen months old baby for which she
waa caring, and going Into the doctor's office
procured a bottle of nitric acid which sha
ipoured in its face. The baby will live, but
will be disfigured for life.
Sister Bathilda Dead.
MANKATO, Minn., Nov. 19.—Sister*Supe
rioress Bathilda, head of St. Peter and Paul's
Catholic college and Sister of Notre Dame,
died last night She was fifty-five years old,
and had resided in Mankato for four years.
Tfce funeral will occur In this city Saturday.
Luck AVaa Lucky.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 19.— Charles B. Luck
an assistant superintendent of the Metropoli
tan Life Insurance company, made an in
effectual attempt to commit suicide tonight
by drinking laudanum. Luck came here
about a month ago from New Orleans, La.
PR JCE TWO CENTS— J rfWJSSX"
SIX YEflflS FOR HUM
WEST SIDK EX-PASTOR IS CAUGHT
IN A AERY SHREWD
LETTER IN HIS OWN SCRIPT
IS PRODUCED TO PROVE THAT HE
ANTICIPATED HIS WIFE'S
FORSAKEN BY HIS COUNSEL,
The Guilty Man Pleads Guilty and
Beg:* the Mercy of the
This one word, spoken by the Rev.
James C. Hull, was barely audible to
the expectant crowd in the criminal
court room. The confession was the
climax of a series of surprises prepared
for the defense by Prosecuting Attor
ney Butler. The accused and his at
torneys were unaware of the nature of
the evidence that was in the possession
of the state until a few moments be
fore the adjournment at noon yester
day. Within a very few minutes the
barriers set up by the defense were
broken down, and the accused had not
a friend. His attorneys advised him
to plead* guilty and throw himself on
the mercy of the court. The wife
had burst into tears at the sense of !
relief this unexpected testimony
brought to her. The only person. who
did not seem cast down or excited
was the prisoner himself.
The accused had been on the wit
ness stand all yesterday morning. It
had been comparatively easy for him,
as he was in the hands of his friends,
and Mr. Butler, for the state seemed
singularly inclined to admit evidence
that on the previous day he had com
batted with vigor. From the first, At
torney Pierce had full confidence in j
the innocence of his client, and had
made a vigorous defense. Many in the
audience and apparently a portion of j
the jury were convinced that Hull was
an injured man— -ait least, that he was i
not guilty of the heinous crime charged.
Hulls apparent confidence in his ac
quittal, his demeanor on the witness
stand, everything, pointed to his inno
cence. His credible story of the poi
son and how it came into his posses
sion; the emotion he manifested when
speaking of his family, and especially
his children; his bearing when he ad
mitted his improper conduct with his
wife's niece — all had made a favorable
impression on the audience and jury.
Mr. Butler began the crops-examina
tion for the state. He sought to make
the witness incriminate himself, but
Mr. Pierce was vigilant, and the
decisions of the court were almost in
variably in favor of the witness. But,
while seemingly making no headway,
Mr. Butler was weaving a net about
the witness that later proved his
downfall, and eventually led to the
confession of guilt. By this declara
tion Hull put himself in such a posi
tion that when he was confronted by
a letter he had written, containing
statements that were exactly the re
verse of his sworn statements in court,
he could do but one thing— confess
himself a perjurer on the stand or that
he had lied to his correspondent. In
any event the credibility of the witness
was destroyed. Mr. Pierce, to whom
this letter came as a lightning flash
from a clear sky, was dumbfounded.
He urged his client to make a clean
breast of the matter, acknowledge that
he had written the letter, throw him
self cm the clemency of the court and
plead guilty. But Hull was stubborn
to the last. Even when his attorney
advised the court that the prisoner j
had concluded to acknowledge his er- i
ror and confess, Hull, when arraigned '
to plead to the indictment, hedged and !
shifted and attempted to evade direct I
answer. It was only after he was
urged by Mr. Pierce and given ample
time by the court to make any state- !
inent he might wish, that he finally
spoke that one word, "guilty."
It did not seem possible' that any
man, resting under the weight of such
an accusation, and in his peculiar po- j
sition, could have acted so calmly Mr
Pierce, for the defense, was almost
overcome by his feelings. Mrs Hull
gave way to a flood of tears and
Blanche, Hull's oldest daughter' was
almost heart broken. Every one in the j
court room was more or less affected !
by the situation. But Hull stood before i
the bar, erect, quiet, without outward !
signs of feeling. He was complete mas- j
ter of himself. He received the sentence
of the court quietly, and as he was re
manded to the custody of the sheriff,
passed by his wife and stooped to whis
per a word, to which she made no re
ply. He passed out of the court room '
without speaking, but glanced about
the room and into the galleries with ;
considerable show of interest. With his
disappearance the quiet of the room
waa broken, the strain on the spectators
of the strange scene was ended. The
voice of the court ordering the specta- I
tcrs to depart, was harsh and the re
peated order of the deputy sheriff was
unnecessarily loud. There was a bus- |
tie and whispering and murmur of !
voices that told of the relief from the I
unexpected and painful denouement.
The discovery of the incriminating |
letter was one of those happy coinci
dences that are not infrequent in life.
It came into the possession of the prose
cution by merest accident. The recip
ient of the letter supposed that it i
would be of benefit to Hull and had :
sent it to a friend in St. Paul for use
in the case. The letter was handed to
Mr. Butler, who saw that it was the i
one link in the chain of testimony he i
needed to convict the prisoner. No one !
knew of the letter nor of Mr. Butler's !
intention to use it In court. Hull must '
have known that his end was come !
when he saw the letter in Mr. Butler's '
possession. But with pertinacity and I
shifting and evasions, he denied that
he had written it. But for the letter it '
is possible, indeed, more than likely, i
that the jury would have disagreed I
Four of the jury, it is believed, had
made up their minds that the prisoner
was not guilty. Their sympathy had '
been aroused for the accused because j
of the introduction of the evidence !
showing his intimacy with his wife's
niece, which evidence was not neces
sary to prove the poisoning. But with
the admission of the letter, the defense
of the prisoner was broken, the jury
needed no further argument or testi
Many a good lawyer has strived to
lay the foundation for a case weaker j
than the plans laid by Hull to con
vince his friends and his wife's friends
that she was dying, that her health was
such that she could live but a short
time. If Mrs. Hull had died before i
her suspicions were communicated to
Dr. Hawkins, no one would ever have
known the nature of her fatal illness.
Tire motive, the means and the plaus
ible reason for the cause of his wife's
dtatfe, had all been provided by Hull.
But in an instant all his plans were
everturned; what had Beemed to be
evidences of insanity on the part of
hia wife, stood out clearly as but a
part of a well laid programme tc end
her life; all of his frank and open ad
mi&sionß of circumstantial evidence
against him became but an exhibition
of the cunning he had manifested In
laying his plans. In an instant, it was
seen that Hull had lied from the first;
that he had deceived his attorneys :
■ that he was confident of carrying out
i his scheme to poison his wife and col
j lect the insurance money on her life
He was the sole witness for the defense
and when his credibility was destroyed'
the case was ended. There was no hope
for him after the letter waa exhibited
in court, but he persisted and fought
off the inevitable with a calm and dcs ~
i perate energy, if his attorneys had ad
mitted his guilt and thrown out a new
I line of defense, he might have been ac
quitted on the ground of insanity. Hi?
demeanor in the face of undoubted
guilt was not that of a sane man bui
rather what Max Nordau would call &
Mrs. Hull has consented to see he?
husband and wiH visit him today at
the jail. There are some formalities t<
be gone through and then he will bt
taken to Stillwater to serve his sen
tence of six years.
EXD WAS DRAMATIC.
The Prisoner Was Neatly Trapped
hy Pierce Butler.
The fourth and, as it proved to be
the last day day of the trial of the Rev!
I James C. Hull on the charge of poison-
I ing his wife began with accused wit
ness on the stand and with an attempt
on the part of the defense to show thu
Mrs. Hull was of unsound mind and
j that the charges against her husband
were partly the aberrations of a
! disordered brain and partly the result
j of a deliberate attempt on the part of
Mrs. Hull to ruin her husband. Hui)
I answered all questions glibly enough
j Hfc had told his wife what question:
! she would have to answer when she ap
I plied for the insurance policy on he;
life. One of the questions was: "Js
! there any insanity in your family'"
j Witness had said, in referring to her
I mother's conditon, that it was a "pe
j culiar form of insanity." This was
i brought out in questions between the
j objections offered by the state and a?
i for the purpose dT showing that no*
only was Mrs. Hull's mother unsound
mentally, but, also, that if there wa?
any attempt at deceit in securing the
policy, that Mrs. Hull was equally to
blame with her husband. Such an ad
mission would have weakened the cause
of the state, which sought to show
that Hull's motive in poisoning hi<
wife was to secure this insurance
Then the witness was asked If hi?
wife's statement concerning his rela
j tic ns with her neice was correct. Hull
hesitated a moment, and, without rais
ing his eyes, said in a low tone- "Ap
I prcximately correct." Bertha Mat
| thews, the neice referred to, was ir
j the court room. She is a bright-faced
young woman, and the resemblance be
tween her and Mrs. Hull is so strong
that they might be taken for sisters
She listened attentively to the testi
mony of the witness, but her face did
not betray her personal interest In
what the witness said. She gazed
frankly, and yet without boldness, on
Hull as he was forced to dwell upoi
this painful portion of his evidence
In answers to questions, he said his
downfall had occurred in the summer
of 1894, that he had confessed to his
wife and that sine had forgiven him
At least, she said she had. He had
promised to have nothing more to do
with the girl. The confession, he said
had been ma3e with the understand
ing that it would be kept a secret be
tween himself and his wife. He de
j nied ever having told his wife he had
lapsed from grace for the purpose of
punishing her. .
Then the cross-examination by Mr
i Butler began. The prosecuting attor
ney roused from the attitude of inat
tention into which he had apparently
i fallen. "Whal Is your age?" "What kn
I your profession?" "When were you or
j dained?" and other questions were put
briskly leading up to the more leading
query: "Were you not suspended and
tried for immoral conduct," to which
Mr. Pierce very promptly objected
Mr. Butler addressed the court, saying
that he sought to show that the wit
ness had, by his own actions in St
Paul, been discredited and exposed as
a hypocrite. The court would not allow
"Since you left pastoral work, what
have you been doing?" asked Mr. But
"I have been the traveling corre
spondent for a publishing house," was
Where were you last January?"
"From January to March 1 was on
the Pacific crast, probably at Seattle
"When did you last call on Mr. Pee*
in reference to this policy on the life
of your wife?"
"I think it was about the 12th or 15th
"For the purpose of paying the lapsed
"When you applied for this policy
did you tell the insurance agent of tlit
surgical operation that your wife wa?
about to undergo?"
Mr. Pierce objected as not relative
to the evidence already given.
"It is important that the witness
should answer this question," said Mr
Butler, "as it will lead up to an ex
posure of a motive," said Mr. Butler.
The court finally allowed the witness
to answer, and Mr. Hull said in a flrn
and distinct voice: "I did not."
'•You wanted this policy on you?
wife's life because she was about tt
undergo a dangerous surgical opera
tim ?" asked Air. Butler.
Hull hesitated and then Mr. Butlo;
asked, "You thought it wise and proper
and prudent to have her life insured foi
your benefit before she submitted t<
this dangerous operation, did you?"
Mr. Pierce objected. "That's argu
ment, not cross-examination," he said
and the court ruled the question out.
"Well, let's try another way," said
Mr. Butler. . "Did you believe thai
your wife was suffering from a cancer
that threatened her life?"
HULL WAS SCARED.
"I was afraid of it," hesitated tht
"How long did you continue in that
"Until I was told to the contrary b>
"That was In January, 1895?"
A brief recess was taken and th*
prisoner came down to the attorneys'
table and brg^n writing. The Jury lef
the room and when court was called
to order again some of the jury mer.
could not be found. After some* delay
the missing men came in and took
their places and Judge Egan remarked
in his pleasantest manner, "The mem
bers of the jury are custodians of each
ether. They will please not leave the
hcuse, especially In such cold weather."
Nobody Knew where the humor cam^
Id but the occupants of the galleries
made such a guffaw that the baiHf:
found it necessary to use his gave;
C. H. Bock, of Minneapolis, was
called to the stand for the defense
In relation to the second . insurance
policy take"n out by Hull. Nothing was
said to Mr. Bock concerning the ill
health of Mrs. Hull, but she was ex
amined by the physician and the ap
plication for the policy was made to
Mr. Hull then resumed the witness
stand. Mr. Butler began to rjuestior:
the -witness, saying: "Your wife sub
mitted to a surgical operation to re
pair some injury caused by child birth,
did she not?"
"She did," was the reply.
"The doctor then told you that eh*
was not suffering from cancer, did he
"That was In December, 1893?"
Witness then told where he was dur
ing the earlier months of the year and
said that Feb. 1, 1896, he waa at Port-