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OFFICE 05 SOUTH FOURTH STREET.
Damaged a Dollar's tVortli.
Frank F. Ward has secured revenge in a
free silver sense. Tuesday morning a district
court jury gave him $1 as damages in his
action against his wife's relatives.
Ward claimed that he and his wife had
been separated by the undue influence of
Melissa Baldwin and her husband. Me.issa
is the sister of Ward's wife, and Ward went
to the court house with Freeman P. Lane
and Frank M. Nye, to mulct, them to the
extent of $10,000 for their wrongful acts.
Under the astonishing evidence given by the
sister, one of the defendants, it was found
impossible to grant a verdict for the defense,
but when it came to a matter of money, the
"urv found that it was damages to the ex^
tent of ?1 for Ward to be separated from the
While rather uncomplimentary to the de
fense, and especially to Mrs. Ward, the de
fendants were rather pleased than otherwise
with the verdict. A new trial will be asked.
Charles Isaac's Great Head.
E. Engstrom, a young stock owner and a
stranger in the city, coming here recently
from his farm, near Hector, Minn., his tem
porary residence being 751 Buchanan street
northeast, told the police yesterday that he
had been made the victim of misplaced con
fidence to the extent of $170. He named
Charles Isaac, a chance acquaintance, whom
he had befriended in numerous ways, as the
thief. Engstrom states that Isaac arose early
yesterday morning and removed the roll of
bills from his benefactor's pocket, after which
he quietly left the house— no so stealthily,
however, but that Engstrom was aroused.
He suspected that his friend was acting ln
bad faith and hurriedly followed him. Isaac
got a good start and could not be overhauled.
"Vo Night Schools This Year.
There will be no night schools in Minne
apolis this year. So the board of education
derided at its meeting yesterday afternoon.
Acting upon the suggestion urged by Presi
dent Jordan in his report and also by the
arguments of President Crays, the board
unanimously voted not to open the night
schools this year. The board realized that
this action would cause considerable ad
verse comment, but they felt forced to take
the action on account of the very serious
financial condition of the board Just at pres
ent and the absolute necessity for reducing
expenses. The board also decided to provide
no further annex accommodations for the
Five Bright Seniors.
Three young ladies and two men of the
Benior class at the university have been elect
ed to the honorary society Phi Beta Kappa
Yesterday morning at chapel, President
Northrop announced the new members. They,
-with their marks, are as follows: Mary Ol
son, 96.64; Annabelle Beach, 95.C2; Mary Har
ris 94.56; David F. Swenson, 93.91; Conrad
Ch'ristopherson, 93.66. These five had the
highest marks in the e'.ass, and their election
indicates that the chapter of Phi Beta Kappa
at the university still takes the class marks
as a basis for election.
For Rohhing A. Gilford.
James Scott and Joseph Miller, two hard
looking characters, were rounded up yester
day by Inspectors Howard and Doyle and Of
ficer Conroy. They are charged at the sta
tion with burglary. The pair are alleged
to have broken into the residence of Maj. A.
Gifford, of the Salvation Army, at 1632 Hen
nepin avenue, Monday night. The booty se
cured consisted of two overcoats and about
$20 in money. A First avenue lodging house
keeper identified Miller as having left the
coats at his house over night and a pawn
broker recognized Miller as having sold the
coats to him.
Cracksmen's Hard Lack.
Cracksmen went after the safe or the Na
tional Milling company, 325 First street
60Uth, early Sunday morning. It was a la
borious undertaking, and they were pains
taking, but with the perspiration rolling
down their faces, they were forced to leave
the building without any reward for their
efforts. It was plainly a Joke, but they
couldn't appreciate it.
Pioneer of Minneapolis.
Mrs. Mary McCune, w'dow of Robert Mc-
Cune, died" at her home Sunday evening,
seventy-six years old. Mrs. McCune has been
ill for sometime, but her death was unexpect
ed at this time. She was one of the oldest
settlers of Minneapolis, having come here in
1F47. She leaves two daughters. Mrs. William
Boardman and Mrs. Math O'Hara.
Can They Cut Hair?
A dozen candidates for barbers' licenses
took the examination yesterday under the
direction of Chairman Paul J. Pettitt. Not
all will obtain their licenses, but the ma
jority will go through. The board of ex
aminers go to Mankato today, where they
hold the examination for the southern part
of the state.
Shove Is Released.
T. C. Shove, convicted four months ago
of illegal banking, was released from his
Imprisonment at Oshkosh yesterday and left
at once for this city, where he will remain
with his family for- a time. The ex-banker
did not outline any of his plans to the Osh
kosh people before leaving, and it is not
known what he will do.
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OFFERED A BRIBE
JOHN DE LAITTRE MAKES A DAM
AGING CHARGE AGAINST AN
KETTLE RIVER SANDSTONE
FOR USE IN THE STATE CAPITOL.
-^INVOLVED IN TnE DIRTY
LITTLE HOPE FOR DOLLY OWENS.
Her Spine Is Affected and Paral
ysis Sets In— Old Soldier Hiuvm
The grand jury has some surprises
for the public again. That is why its
members were not discharged last even
ing when they reported some indict
ments to Judge Elliott.
The fact is, the grand jury is obliged
to be present in its room again for
the purpose of signing another indict
ment of some moment. This indictment
will place another alderman before the
bar of justice, on the charge of bribery,
with John De Laittre as the complain
ing witness. Mr. De Laittre was before
the jury in the afternoon, and told how
a very prominent alderman had made
an appointment with him, and had then
offered him a bribe, if he would agree
to vote for Kettle river sandstone for
use in the state capitol. This was the
whole story. The commissioner had
refused, and the alderman had departed
from the commissioner's home, but not
until he had given the impression that
he had already bribed three of the
Those who claim to know say that no
suspicion will attach to any of the offi
cials of the company handling the stone
in question. It is claimed that the deal
was being worked by a man who was
not over scrupulous in his methods,
who has a close acquaintance with the
aldermen because of uses he has put
them to, and who has considerable
stock in the company. It is possible
that if the case comes to trial, it may
also involve him to a considerable ex
There are some other indictments
which will be made public, probably
today. They are bulky, and give the
clerk of courts considerable work in
the copying. They are said to con
tain some very interesting matter.
SAYS IT WAS ALEXANDER.
John De Laittre, when approached
last evening with regard to the bribery
scandal, with which his name is now
coupled, stated that the alderman
who offered the bribe was Roman Al
At first Mr, De Laittre did not seem
disposed to talk much about the case,
feeling that it was in the hands of the
proper officials, who would bring it to
the proper tribunal. "I have stated
the facts," he said, "and the people
may draw their own inferences. I
cannot offer my services in that direc
tion at the present time."
"Have you been before the grand jury?"
"Yes; 1 was before the grand jury this
afternoon," replied Mr. De Laittre.
"You have noticed the inferences that have
been drawn by the evening papers as to who
the guilty party it, have you not?"
"Yes; and there is no use in disguising
the fact any further. Aid. Alexander was the
man who offered the bribe."
"Did he offer an explanation of his extra
ordinary proposition at the time he made it?"
"None whatever," replied Mr. De Laittre.
"He simply made the proposition in the man
ner that has already been related. I was
too indignant to allow him to go on, and
gave him a dressing down that must have
been something of a surprise, to say the
least. At the same time I was greatly hu
miliated to think that after 30 years in Min
neapolis, during which time I have helped
spend a good deal of public money and al
ways tried to do the right thing, I should be
met with such a proposition as that. It was
exasperating to the last degree. I said to
him that I had believed him an honest man
(and I had gone on his bond several times),
but that his proposition compelled me to
think otherwise. I had supported him at
previous elections because 1 believed that he
was thoroughly honest, and it was a great
disappointment to find him the man his prop
osition declared him to be."
"Did he make any attempt to defend him
"No; he was rather surprised at the re
ception his proposition had received, appar
ently, though he afterward admitted that he
had come for another party, whom he had
told the attempt would be futile and a fooi's
errand. He said that I must not think too
seriously of the matter, and requested that
I overlook it as of slight importance, and
say nothing about it. and emphasized the
fact that he was making the proposition for
other parties or another party, whom he would
have to see at the Commercial club that same
evening. The next day I met him on the
street and he said that he had not gone to
the Commercial club at all, but had gone
home to sleep over it, and two or three days
later I saw him again and he said that he
had not seen the other party at all, state
ments of which I am in doubt what to think.
"I made up my mind very promptly what
I would do as to the capitol commission if
the Kettle river bid was accepted. I would
have offered my resignation on the ground
that I did not care to aid in the fulfillment
of a contract secured by bribery."
"What do you think of the proposition that
this offer was made merely to cast opprobrium
upon the Minnesota sandstone advocates?"
"I am not drawing inferences in this case
at all," replied Mr. De Laittre promptly.
"Were there any witnesses present who
could be of service to the state in case the
matter comes to trial?"
"There was a gentleman there during the
early part of the evening in question, though
he "left before the bribe was offered, of
"Do you think the state would have a
good case if the matter should come to trial,
as it n-robablv will?"
"As to" that 1 cannot say. I am not enough
cf a lawyer. It was not my intention to say
anything" about the matter, but spoke of it to
two or three friends and through them it
Mr. Alexander was not disposed to talk
much when approached with regard to the
matter, and in answer to a question regarding
the inferences as to his connection with the
case said that he did not know how his
name could have been coupled with the mat
ter at all. except through the fact that he
resided near Mr. De Laittre. "I know abso
lutely nothing about the case except what has
appeared in the papers." he stated, "and am
not connected with it in any way."
"Did you know that the grand jury had had
a meeting this afternoon at which Mr. De
Laittre was present?"
"No. I didn't know It," he replied, and his
face grew thoughtful for a moment.
FOUR ATTEMPTS AT SUICIDE.
All of Tliem Unsuccessful, by a
Charles Newman, of Glencoe, Minn.,
yesterday showed the most remarkable
persistency in trying to satisfy a long
ing for death, that has been called to
the attention of the local authorities
for some time. Four times did he make
the attempt, but which each time
proved not fatal, and at present the
man is resting at Asbury hospital in a
Newman is forty-three years old and
owns a farm seven miles north of
Glencoe. Yesterday morning he step
ped out in his barn, where he com
menced a deadly operation upon him
self. A rope hanging from a beam tells
the tale that he had endeavored tt»
hang himself. This had evidently been
too long, so that when he jumped from
the top of a box, with the noose about
his neck, his foot struck the floor. Dis
gusted with this mode of dying he had
then returned to the house and pro
cured a razor. Standing near the
swinging noose, he drew the blade
across his throat. The wind pipe was
nearly severed, but yet allowing him
to breathe. Bleeding profusely from
the wound, he was found by one of his
children. Medical assistance was in
stantly summoned from Glencoe, and
Dr. J. F. Schefeik, of Minneapolis, and
Dr. Shepperd, of Long Prairie, an-
THE SAINT PAUL GLOBS: WEDNESDAY, SJSrTEMBER 29, 1897.
ewered the call. When they reached
Newman's farm the man was perfect
ly rational, and did not appear to have
any objections to the wound being sew
ed up. He would not submit to being
chloroformed during the operation. The
operation was one that called for the
greatest care. Several .stitches had to
be taken on the Inside of the thorax,
after which the external wound could
be cared for. In all twenty stitches
were necessary. The physicians had no
sooner completed their work than the
man grabbed his throat with both
hands, and tore the wound open again,
completely undoing their work. The
man was now placed under the in
fluence of chloroform and the operation
again successfully accomplished. His
hands were then bound behind his
back. In this position he was taken
to Glencoe, from which place Dr. Sche
feik brought him to Minneapolis. He
was placed in the baggage car, and
laid upon a cot, while a strap was
placed about him to hold him securely.
In some way while Dr. Shefelk was not
looking he managed to disengage the
strap, and made a rush for the 'open
door. He was caught by a baggage
car man, and placed on the cot, this
time more securely. Since then he has
shown no further disposition to com
mit suicide. At the hospital he was
given careful attention, and his recov
ery is certain. Newman is a widower
and has four children. The oldest, a
daughter, is dying from consumption.
To this he attributes his attempt to
end his life. Last evening he very ra
tionally stated that he wishes to die
before she did.
ON THE GRIDIRON.
The Weather So Warm the Players
Do Not Turn Ont Well.
The football men at the university
are saying harsh things against the
weather man and are threatening dire
vengeance if it does not get colder.These
padded and dusty warriors of the grid
iron don't like warm weather. It takes
a good, sharp, cool day, with a tinge of
frost in the air, to make them happy.
Then they are in their element. The
coach and captain are also somewhat
anx'ous about the weather, as the
warm days have caused the numerous
candidates for the teams to find other
and more cooling pastimes.
Last evening there was barely enough
men on the field to find a second team
for the 'varsity men to practice upon,
and even then the best men of both
teams were nowhere in sight. Reynolds,
Smith, Scandrett, La Fans, McClure
and half a dozen others did not show
up, and instead of there being a feel
ing of gladness and confidence, woe and
consternation were pictured upon the
faces of the coach and captain. Wood
worth is laid up and several of the
candidates for quarter have failed to
appear for several days. Brooks, a
premising man, has not even appeared
on the field as a spectator for several
days. Cole cannot do all the work,
even if he is a perfect whirlwind, and
both Brown and Mayo are inexperienc
ed and liable to injury.
The team needs a good man at center
and right guard. McClure, a big fresh
man from St. Paul, was out one day
and handled the various candidates
with ease, and it was predicted that he
would make the team. However, his
parents are said to be against his play
ing. Smith at right guard would be
just the man he would get out. An
experienced man like him is needed in
view of the weakness at center. Kot
laba works hard at the latter position,
but can be improved upon. La Fans
for guard is too light, and both Tew
and Parsons are new at the game.
POSSIBLY TWO OLSONS.
A "Floaier" and a Lnnatic of the
Is the body of the man found floating
in the river yesterday that of Gilbert
Olson, who disappeared from his home
at 2023 Sixth street north, Sept. 19?
That is the question which began to
puzzle the police at an early hour yes
terday morning. People at the South
Minneapolis junction found a mar:
wandering aimlessly about at an early
hour. The Third precinct police were
notified and took him to the station.
The fellow was very much unbalanced
mentally, but other than giving his
name as Gilbert Olson, he could give
no account of himself. Besides being
demented he is also ill. Lieut. Walton,
of the station, having read about Ol
son's body having been discovered,
stated that he was certain that the
identification was a mistake as the in
sane man answers the description, be
sides insisting that Olson is his namr.
However, the body of the "floater" was
identified yesterday at the morgue and
the remains taken by relatives for in
terment. The identity of the Insane
man will be cleared up today. Possibly
there are two Gilbert Olsons who have
HER SPINE AFFECTED.
Dolly Owens Must Die From Her
In all probability the shooting affray
of Monday afternoon, in which "Dolly"
Owens was shot down by Charles Bass,
will turn out to be a brutal murder.
There is practically no chance for the
injured woman to recover. She has
grown steadily worse since the fright
ful assault occurred and the physicians
think it is only a matter of hours be
fore she dies. Although resting easily,
Mrs. Owens remained in a most criti
cal condition. It has been discovered
that the bullet located in her spine and
that she is gradually being stricken
with complete paralysis. She will say
nothing of the crime, save what she
has already told. She simply denies
that she ever induced Bass to love her,
and she denies also that Bass did hav<?
any affection for her. Her belief is
that he only wanted her money, and
that the moment he found himself
thwarted he drove a deadly bullet into
her breast in a mad paraoxysm of
wrath and fiendish brutality.
Charles Bass, colored, the assailant
of Mrs. Dolly Owens, appeared in the
municipal court yesterday with an
amazing air of indifference. He was
charged with assault in the first de
gree, and the case was set for Oct. 1
until the condition of his patient
changes. Bail was fixed at $2,000.
ANNULLING A MARRIAGE.
Why Emerson Townsend Wants to
Be Rid of His Wife.
It is not always divorces that are
asked for in the district court, for often
there are other ways of getting a seo
eration from hateful bonds. Emerson
E. Townsend was married to the maid
en of his choice in Minneapolis, Nov.
23, 1885. That was a line time ago,
and in fact it took a long time for
the plaintiff to ascertain that he had
never really had a wife after all. Ac
cording to his story, two years before
he took the woman for his wife, she
had married C. G. Nelson, in St. Paul,
the wedding taking place Sept, 26, 188***.
Mr. Townsend is not a vindictive man.
He does not ask the grand jury to in
terfere and punish his supposed wife
for bigamy, but will be amply satis
fied if the district court will grand an
order annulling the marriage. Herbert
W. Cherry served the papers upon the
defendant personally Sept. 28, and she
will have an opportunity to make an
swer within twenty days.
QIEES'S MEDICAL ADVISER.
Lord Lister and a Party Visit the
Lord Lister, the medical adviser of
Queen Victoria, and a party, consist
ing of Mr. Arthur Lister, the Misses
Lister, neices of Lord Lister, Prof. Fos
ter, an eminent physician of Great
Britain, and Mrs. Foster and Miss
Pirns, arrived at the Milwaukee depot
in the private car Saskatchewan of
Sir William C. Van Home, president of
the Canadian Pacific road, over the
Northern Pacific from the West, at 4
o'clock yesterday afternoon. The party
was met at the depot by Thomas Lowry
and whisked away for a trolley ride
about the Twin Cities almost before the
train had time to come to a stand still,
but not before the Gl^obe had had
time to find out something of the trip,
and the impressions made upon our
English cousins during their four
weeks' tour across the continent and
thus far on their trip. The whole party
with one consent, expressed the highest
opinion of the beatttiesoof America and
American scenery. The same party has
made similar tours-of Europe, Asia and
other countries, but said they had seen
nothing to compare with the grandeur
of the Selkirks and the Rockies, which
they had seen for the first time within
the past four weeks.
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Fired an (Did Soldier.
Judge Russel has made /.an order in which,
by mandamus, F. C. Narrows, state oil In
spector, Is directed to reinstate J. C. Hawes
in office. After the last election Hawes, who
was an old soldier, was removed by Barrows.
He began an action ' to eximpel Barrows to
show cause why he should not be reinstated,
as he was an old soldier, and the law intends
that they shall be given preference. Judge
Russell held that there was not cause for the
removal, and hence the order. An appeal has
been taken to the sHi^renM court, for which
the papers have also, ibeejl filed.
Meet at Madison.
The annual convention of the young ladies'
Greek letter society, Kappa Alpha Theta, will
be held at Madison, Wis.,, beginning next
week Tuesday, and continuing for three days.
•The local chapter at the university will send
five delegates, four active members and one
JUST SHORT OF A RIOT.
Massachusetts Democrats Make
Nominations After Stormy Session.
WORCESTER, Mass., Sept. 28.—
George Fred Williams, of Dedham, was
today nominated for governor of Mas
sachusetts by the Democratic state
convention, on a platform that square
ly indorses that adopted by the na
tional convention at Chicago last sum
mer. The other nominees are: Lieu
tenant governor, Christopher L. Calla
han, of Holyoke; secretary, C. D. Nash,
of Whitman; attorney general, John
A. O'Keefe, of Lynn; treasurer and re
ceiver general, T. A. Watson, Boston;
auditor, J. L. Challfoux, Lowell.
The convention was so disorderly at
times as almost to require the inter
vention of the police. George Fred
Williams was the principal figure in
the convention. There was no opposi
tion to his nomination for governor,
but his insistence on the turning dow-n
of old party leaders, who were luke
warm in support of himself and Bryan
last fall, created a tumult at the out
set before permanent organization had
been effected. Congressman Fitzgerald
was ordered to his seat when he at
tempted to speak, and his adherents at
one time threatened to sustain him by
force. Finally order was partially re
stored and after a speech by Mr. Wil
liams a recess was- taken.
The convention reassembled at 3:25
o'clock. Col. John Tj Rice was elected
permanent chairman. Congressman
Fitzgerald obtained the floor and said
he and his friends; felt insulted at the
decisions of Chairman Doherty. The
convention squelched. Congressman
Fitzgerald by passing; ja vote of con
fidence in Mr. Doherty.
Oliver Downing, of Boston, in a stir
ring speech nominated George Fred
Williams for governor. Mr. Williams
was nominated by unanimous vote. Mr.
Williams was escorted to the platform,
and made his speech of acceptance.
BOSTON, Mass., Sept. 28.— The Re
publican state convention will be held
here tomorrow. The present state of
ficers, it is expected will be re-nomin
ated by acclamation. Gov Wolcott will
be placed in nomination by Senator
Lodge, while Congressman Moody will
do a like service for Lieut. Gov. Crane.
CZAR'S LIFEJN DANGER.
Only Accident Prevented an At
tempt at Assassination.
WARSAW, Sept. 28.— Though an of
ficial denial will be forthcoming, it has
leaked out from official circles in such
a manner as leaves no room for doubt
that there was a deliberate and deter
mined plot against Emperor Nicholas
ac the time of his recent visit to ibis
city. Its success was only frustrated
by accident. Several weeks before the
ariival of the imperial p.irtv a num
ber of persons supposed to belong to
the German socialist party undermined
Norvy Sviat, the principal street in
Warsaw, between the governor gen
eral's palace and the royal castle. As
the tunnel which had been undertaken
from the cellar of a beer house ap
proached completion, the conspirators
became apprehensive of a collap.-e of
the roadway and called in several Pol
ish masons to build supports. The ma
sons, whose suspicions were aroused,
notified the police, and 130 arrests fol
lowed. Among those in custody are
four disguised German officers, cither
on leave or belonging to the Landwehr,
who had been active in the actual y.-ork
of tunneling. A number of merchants
and manufacturers from the town of
Ledzy, Poland, are also implicated.
Cclntract for Market Sheds on the
The fire department was summoned to the
G. H. Atwood mill yesterday forenoon, flames
having been discovered in the refuse ele
vator leading to the burner, or hell as it is
commonly called. The fire had been put out
by the time the department arrived, and lit
tle damage was done. The blaze was caused
by sparks from the burner.
| The Merchants' Market association of this
city has awarded the contract for the con
struction of market sheds on the levee to
Andrew Cainpbe:i, at a cost of $327. The
main shed will be 150 by 19 feet, and will be
covered with corrugated iron. Next Wednes
day will be the first market day. and the
association is making great preparations for
entertaining farmers from all parts cf this
county and St. Croix county, Wisconsin.
The Volunteer cleared with a raft of logs
consigned to Winona.
An adjourned term of the d'strict court
was held here yesterday by Judg? Crosby,
of Hastings. Several cases that were on tlie
calendar for trial were continued until Oct.
12, among them that cf The City of Stil".
watcr vs. The Stillwater Street Railway Com
pany et al.
Many members of Stillwater lodge. Knights
of Pythias, went to St. Paul yesterday to
| attend the annual meeting of the order.
There is little chajige in the condition of
j Gertrude Jansen. who sustained serious in
juries on Sunday. She was conscious yes
terday, but there is little chance for her
No-veniher 1 Fixed as the Date by
Special Master Cornish.
OMAHA, Neb., Sept. 28— Late ln the
afternoon a telegram was received
from Master in Cffahcery Cornish, now
in New York, fixing Nov. 1 as the date
for the sale of the Union Pacific.
DOW vfH LOW.
The End Is Expected at Almost Any
PORTLAND, Mje., iept. 28.— Gen.
Dow was very low at? a late hour to
night. It was thought he would sur
vive the night, although the end is so
near that dissolution may occur at any
Broke His Arm.
ELMIRA, N. V., Sept. 28.— Tommy Dixon,
of Rochester, broke his arm in the first
round of his fight with Jack Hamilton be
fore the Maple Avenue club tonight. He
fought the second round and tried to fight
the third, but was prevented by his seconds.
The fight was given to Hamilton.
BATTLE OF EXPERTS
FOR A TIME IT "WILL BE A PEAT-
I' HE OF THE LUETGERT
CASE. | .
FIRST FOR THE DEFENSE.
AN IMPORTANT POINT IN THE
STORY OF THE PRISONER
TROUBLE IN STORE FOR MARY.
A Charge Against the Siemmering
Girl May Be Preferred by the
CHICAGO, Sept. 28.— The battle be
tween the experts has begun, and from
now on there will be denials thrown
at the evidence of the medical and
chemical wise men who testified for the
state in the Luetgert case. The de
fense put its first witness in the expert
line on the stand today, and he will
be followed by a long string of others.
The witness of today was Dr. B. L.
Reise, who boiled two bodies in caus
tic potash in the vat in Luetgert's sau
sage factory, and obtained results dif
ferent from those who boiled bodies in
caustic potash iTT behalf of the state.
Another witness of the day was Ar
madele Opdyke, a peddler, who testi
fied that long after the murder is said
to have been committed, he saw Mrs.
Luetgert in the neighborhood of Janes
ville, Wis. He said that there Avas no
chance of his being mistaken, and he
identified the photograph which he
was shown in court, in the most posi
tive manner. Two girls were placed
upon the stand to impeach the testi
mony of Emma Schimpke, who said
that she saw Luetgert and his wife
enter the factory on the night on which
the murder is said to have been com
There is a strong probability that
Mary Siemmering will be called upon
to answer a charge of perjury. In her
testimony she gave evidence reflecting
on the manner in which she had been
treated by Inspector Schaack and As
sistant State's Attorney McEwen be
fore the trial, and, as she gave sworn
evidence on the witness stand directly
contrary to the sw*orn evidence she
gave at the preliminary hearing, the
pss-iHimt states attorney says that be
will bring a charge of perjury against
H. Wade Gillis, an attorney of Teke
mah, Neb., claims to have seen the wife
of Luetgert long after the woman's
body is supposed to have been boiled
in the sausage factory. He says the
woman came to him in the latter part
of May and consulted him about get
ting a divorce. He says: "It never oc
curred to me that the woman I saw
was Mrs. Luetgert until I entered the
court room in Chicago Wednesday and
heard the woman described by one of
the witnesses. She had come- to Ne
braska from some point to the north,
she said, either Michigan or Wiscon
Attorney Vincent, of the defense, is
elated over the news from Tekemah,
Neb. He has not decided whether to
have Attorney Gillis make a deposition
in Burt county, Neb., or have him come
to Chicago, as a witness, to testify re
garding the woman he believes was
FOR THE DEFENSE.
The court proceedings opened today
with the appearance upon the witness
stand of Dr. Clarence Rutherford, the
Luetgert family physician. He testi
fied as to Mrs. Luetgert's physical con
dition, stating that she was in fairly
good health. Attorney Phalen inquired
as to the woman's mental condition.
State's Attorney Deneen objected to
the question, unless the witness quali
fied as an expert upon mental diseases.
Dr. Rutherford could not do this, and,
after stating that he visited the Luet
gert family twice each month and
never saw any unpleasantness in the
family, he was released from the wit
An interesting witness was Armo
dale Opdyke, a fruit vender, from near
Janesville, Wis. He was positive, he
said, that on May 9, he was in the
vicinty of Lake Zurich, near Janes
ville, with a horse and wagon. On Ihe
night of May 9 he camped out, sleep
ing in his wagon. In a small grove
near him he saw two women. They
were lying on the ground, and said
they were going to remain there dur
ing the night. Opdyke said he carried
an armful of hay from his wagon to
the women, and they made a bed of
it. The witness positively and uncon
ditionally identified a photograph of
Mrs. Luetgert as one of the women he
saw in the woods. Opdyke said he
could not be mistaken. He was abso
lutely sure that one of the women was
Mrs. Luetgert. On cross-examination,
he acknowledged that his identifica
tion was based purely upon the re
semblance of Mrs. Luetgert's picture
to one of the women.
Maggie Shaughnessy, of 1248 North
Robey street, was put on the witness
stand to strengthen the impeachment
evidence against Emma Schimpke.
Witness was with Emma Schimpke
and Rosa Gleech at the dance in Wes
tig hall, opposite Luetgert's sausage
factory, the night of May 1. She said
she saw Luetgert in the barroom of
the place, and that she and Emma
Schimpke left the hall about 9 o'clock
and went home. Consequently Emma
Schimpke could not have seen Luet
gert and his wife at 11 o'clock.
Marcus Heinneman added the weight
of his testimony to that of others who
have told how Mrs. Luetgert had fre
quently said she was going away from
heme, because Luetgert had failed. On
April 28, the witness said Mrs. Luet
gert told him she was going away.
BATTLE OF EXPERTS.
The defense introduced its first medi
cal expert witness this afternoon. Dr.
Riese was called to the stand to tell
of the experiments he had made in dis
integrating human bodies with a 10
per cent solution of potash. Dr.
Riese first experimented in the middle
vat — the one in which the body of Mrs.
Luetgert is alleged to have been disin
tegrated. He said that the first ex
periment was made with the body of
a woman five feet two inches tall and
weighing ninety pounds. The crude
potash was emptied into the vat in the
manner Luetgert is alleged to have
placed the potash in the same recept
acle on May 1, and the steam was turn
ed on. In a few minutes the body was
put in the vat. The boiling process
was continued for several hours with
the result that very little of the flesh
was left. The skull, femurs and tho
large bones of the arms still remained
intact, or nearly so.
Dr. Riese also testified that he had
experimented with hairpins and a cor
set — the latter, one from Mrs. Luet
gert's wardrobe. Different kinds of
hairpins were used. Those that were
Japanned came out of the test minus
the Japan. Bone, celluloid and rubber
hairpins were tested, and it was found
that they were utterly destroyed by
the solution. A hard rubber button
was placed in the liquid, but it was
not destroyed. This was owing, the
expert explained, to its structure. The
second experiment, with the body of a
man, was much the same.
The effect of this testimony, which in
fact, bore out to a considerable degree
the claims of the prosecution, was to
establish one important point, which
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beginning. Frank Odorofsky and
Frank Bialk testified that the floor of
the basement, near the middle vat, was
covered with grease, which had flowed
from the vat. Dr. Riese testified that
the residue from both of the bodies
boiled in the vat, was very little. Ex-
Judge Vincent declared this statement
substantiated the story of the defense
that Luetgert was making soap in the
vat, and that the grease in the soap
boiled over and flowed on the flooi*.
Ida Larsen, who was at the dance
In Divbnsey hall, opposite Luetgert's
factory, on the night of May 1, was
called to the stand to impeach Emma
Schimpke, relative to the latter seeing
Luetgert and his wife walking towards
the factory at 11 o'clock that night.
She declared that Emma Schimpke
was not at the hall or near it at 11
o'clock. She added also, that Luetgert
bought beer for some of the girls who
were dancing that night. Luetgert will
probably go on the stand in his own
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mote the schemes that are grouped in the
public mind under the name of Bryanism,
and at the same time to deliver this magnifi
cent metropolis into the hands of an organ
ized conspiracy for public plunder.
We indorse the St. Louis platform. We
believe that it needs the support of the in
telligent and patriotic people of New York
as much today as it did one year ago. It is
not only the cause of sound money. It is
pre-eminently the cause of social order.
Every vote cast against the candidates of this
convention places both in peril.
After the adoption of the platform
Jacob Worth jumped to his feet and
said that he desired to know what re
port, if any, the committee on con
ference had to make. Mr. Quigg stated
that the conference had been fruitless.
"I said," he continued, "that I did not
think Seth Low could ever be nomin
ated by any Republican convention,
but if the representatives of the com
mittee of fifty could secure the with
drawal of Low the Republicans would
unreservedly place themselves in their
hands. Their reply was that Low had
given a promise to his machine, and he
must stand by his promise."
District Attorney Olcott placed in
nomination for mayor, Gen. Benjamin
F. Tracy, and the delegates set up a
yell of applause.
The Low men kept their seats. Jacob
Worth stood up to speak and there
were yells of "platform, platform," and
the veteran leader climbed up to the
platform over the reporters tables, as
sisted by Chairman Woodruff. "I re
member," said Mr. Worth, "the con
vention, sixteen years ago, when Seth
Low was nominated for mayor of
Brooklyn, and Gen. Tracy was nom
inated by the Republican convention
I was opposed to Low's candidacy, and
because of that I was relegated to the
rear and stayed for four long years.
Low was a good enough Republican to
be renominated and a good enough In
dependent to be re-elected. Should Mr.
Low not be nominated it will be a sad
disappointment to the majority of the
intelligent people of Greater New
Cries of "get off."
Worth replied: "Get off, nothing; get
off nothing." Shaking his fistu: "You
have got to elect a majority of the
legislature. Can you? Don't insult the
citizens union if they have made a mis
Mr. Worth forgot to name Mr. Low
as his candidate and turned to leave
the platform, but he quickly turned
back and said: "It is a mere matter
of form. I present for nomination the
name of Seth Low."
John M. Ward, amid cat calls and
hooting, seconded the nomination of
The ballot was as follows: Tracy.
297; Low, 49, and ex-Mayor Schroeder,
of Brooklyn, 2. The nomination was
made unanimous and a committee was
appointed to notify Gen. Tracy of his
In the meantime, Chauncey M. De
pew nominated, for the office of comp
troller, Ashbel P. Fitch, the present
incumbent, and a gold Democrat, say
ing: "When the integrity of the coun
try was attacked last year, the gold
Democrats came to the aid of the Re
publicans. It is to recognize the men
who sacrificed their party that I ask
you to nominate by acclamation Ash
bel P. Fitch for comptroller."
The nomination was made unani
The committee appointed to notify
Gen. Tracy appeared with the candi
date, and after an ovation, Gen. Tracy
said, among other things: "I accept
the nomination. If my candidacy be
the means of bringing about the de
sired union I shall rest content. If,
however, the spirit of harmony and
conciliation which we thus invoke, does
not prevail, I propose, having accept
ed this nomination, to make the fight
to the end."
R. Ross Appleton, of Brooklyn, was
unanimously nominated for president
of the council, and the convention ad
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HURT IN A RUNAWAY.
Man and His Som Thrown From a
Anthony Schafer and Martin Schafer,
"his twelve-year-old son, living at 275
Page street, were injured in a runa
way on Fillmore avenue yesterday
afternoon shortly after 5 o'clock. Mr.
Schafer drives a delivery wagon for a
West side commission house, and had
taken his son on one of his trips, when
the horse became unmanageable. After
a run of several blocks, the runaway
collided with a telephone pole, throwing
Schafer and his son to the street. They
were badly bruised, though not seri
ously hurt. The Ducas street patrol
wagon took father and son to their
home, where they were attended by
DEATH OF AN ENGINEER.
Ben Day, Formerly of tlie Dnluth,
Benjamin Day, formerly an engineer
in the employ of the St. Paul & Du
luth railroad, died at the city hospital
yesterday from organic heart disease.
Mr. Day was a single man forty years
of age and resided at 516 Beaumont
street. He was a member of Noble
Franklin lodge, A. O. U. W., and of
Adriel commandery, Knights of Mal
ta, which latter organization will con
duct the funeral at the late residence
of the deceased tomorrow afternoonf
at 3 o'clock.
Charged With Assault.
Ovida Gadbois and Zls Gadbois were pris
oners in the police court yesterday upon a
warrant sworn out by George Beck, who
charges them with assault and battery. /
Beck was mixed up in a fight in a State
street saloon Saturday night and was ar
rested by Officer Griffith. He claims the
Gadbois were also concerned in the fight
and that both attacked him. The prisoners
were released on $25 bail each until tomor
Struck a Street Car.
While driving ln a sulky at the intersection
of Forrest and Cypress streets yesterday
afternoon, Robert Drohen, of 905 Margaret
street, and F. J. Schroeder, of 244 Hoffman
avenue, were struck by a Maria avenuer
street ear, narrowly escaping serious injury.
The vehicle was demolished, but it is be
lieved that a severe shaking up and somer
bruises incident to being thrown to the
street, were the only injuries to the oc
Soins of Hermann Delegates.
John Wemmer, state president of the Son*
of Hermann, of California, and Henry Heix,
of Tacoma, Wash., delegates to the Sons of
Hermann convention at New Ulm, arrived in
St. Paul yesterday, and will spend a few
days here before returning home. They are
guests of Henry Orlemann.
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