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THE AUG US, I FRIDAY, OCTOBEK 23, 1891.
DIED AT MIDNIGHT.
Murderer Executed Under Min
nesota's New Law.
' THE SHEEirr IMPK0YT5 HIS STYLE,
' And There Is No Scene of Horror This
Time Coolness and Defiance Displayed
by the Wretched Victim of the Gal
lows Wanted To Be in Good Shape for
the "Picnic" .Swung Off I'nrepentaot
and Denying His Guilt.
v- Fergus Falls, Minn., Oct. 2a The
pallid half moon which rose upon a dark
world from behind the eastern clone's
sbortly before 13:30 this morning brought
with It death to at leant one human being,
for as its disc appeared above the clouds
Albert Goheen, the murderer of Rosetta
Bray, felt the hangman's noose tighten,
and dropped from lire to death. The les
son enforced upon Sheriff Dillinfi',of 0;ur
Tail county, at the execution of Rose at
' Redwood Falls a week ago, was well
eonned. He made no mistakes. The rope
did not break. There was nothing that
could be termed a "scene."
Wanted To Be Beady for "the Picnic"
Goheen went to bed at an early hour in
the evening, saying as he did so, that 1
thought a little sleep would leave him "in
better shape for the picnic." From the mo
ment be pulled the bed clothes over him the
two night watchmen who sat outside the
barred cell and looked at him saw no
movement. Whether he slept or not conld
not be discovered. Outside the J ill in the
sheriff's office the deputies and officials sat
and waited. Ooe by one the the few spec
tators, the coroner, and Rev. Fathev
Iang, arrived and were admitted. It.
was shortly before midnight when Gohei n
was aroused and told that the priest was
waiting to see him. He put on his clothes
and said he was ready.
The Priest's Labor rnavailing;.
The priest entered the corridor and
talked with him a few moments, but the
sigh heaved as he came away told the
story of Goheen's unrepentant heart.
The watchman asked the prisoner if he
wanted anything to eat, but be declined.
It was scarcely five miuntes after 12
o'clock when Sheriff Billings entered the
corridor to read the warrant . This cere
mony over, Goheen was offered and
drank some stimulant. "Now, Bert,
aid the sheriff, ''the time has come; you
must show yourself to be a brave man."
Goheen said nothing, but shut his lips
tightly and when Watchman Holmes
stepped forward to manacle him, be put
bis hands behind him promptly.
Walked Defiantly to Death.
The march to the trap in the upper cor
ridor begun. Sheriff Billings leading the
way. The prisoner walked with a quick,
firm step, and held his bead np as defiant
ly as if he was, indeed, innocent. He
walked directly to the trap and took his
position without any assistance. Mr.
Holmes fastened the manacles around
Goheen's ankles and straps at bis knees
and aronnd bis body, pinioning his arms
to his sides. The sheriff then adjusted
the noose about his neck. He stood firm
ly and squarely on his feet. It was sheer
pluck, for he was perfectly aware he was
going to die the next minute. Then
Holmes stepped off the platform and in-
antly Sheriff Billings kicked away the
wedge and pulled bark the lever.
Died a Felon at Twenty-One.
The trap door swungdownon its hinges,
and Goheen shot through its opening like
an arrow. It was 12:15 when the drop fell.
His neck was broken by the drop, and he
was pronounced dead twenty minutes
afterwards. He was only U years old.
Last March he murdered Rosetta Bray, a
dissolute woman with whom he had been
Intimate. He shot her with a revolver on
the railroad track near this city. Goheen
charged his brother Anderson with the
crime np to the very last.
FOR CIGARETTE SMOKERS.
A Bog That la Probably the Cause or All
ST. Lons, Oct. 23. Dr. Omann Du
mesnil has made an important discovery.
He is a great cigarette smoker, and had
often noticed small brown holes in the pa
per surrounding the weed. A few days
ago be decided to investigate. He found
that the holes were made by a little in
sect. To a correspondent he said Wednes
day, as he displayed a number of bugs un
der the microscope: "This singular bug
Is what we call a coleopterous insect.
There are hundreds of this family, but
those I have under the glass and in yon
der glass are the only tobacco chewers I
know of. This insect is very small, as you
Lay Eggs in the Tobacco.
"It crawls into a box of cigarettes, bores
a hole through the rice paper, lays an egg,
. and then escapes. You will notice that
the mother insect always commences her
operations near the end of the cigarette.
The worm knows nothing except eating
and escaping, and be starts for the end of
' : cigarette. In doe coarse of time be be
comes an insect, but does not lose bis ap
"What do you think of a cigarette that
has entertained one of these bugs, doctor?
"I consider such a cigarette a poison,
'"and I attribute muuy mysterious cases of
bronchial affection to this source.
Had Better "Shoot" the Cap.
HOLLIS, N. Y , Oot. 23. S imuet Cad
mus, residing near here, wears a squirrel
akin cap. Wednesday morning be started
out to gather chestnuts. Charles Kinkel
and Harry Austen, two Long Island City
youths, were ranging the woods near here
in search of squirrels. Cadmus had
climbed a tree to reach the nuts. The
boys saw the tip of the farmer's fur cap
i t among the leaves. They believed it to be
, ' , ' squirrel, and blazed away at the target.
X ' The hat came down, and so did Cadmus.
. Several shots had grazed the man's head.
He refused to accept the apologies of the
frightened boys, and seizing a stick pro
cauded to beat them.
Seems to Have Plenty or Liabilities.
New TOKK, Oct. 23. The schedules in
the assignment of Abraham Backer, the
note broker, were filed Wednesday. The
liabilities arc CI K28.916. The nominal as
sets are $1,841, 707, nud the actual assets
applicable to unnecureJ deli.s are (414,760.
Tlw liabilities as stated miy be further
Increased by $1,019,180 ot coutingeut lia
bilities. Carta, the Insurgent, Jailed.
St. Locis, Oct. 23. A xpecial from St.
Joseph, Mo., says: Gdrx.t, the Mexican
insurgent, is thought to be in jail at the
little town of Marysville, Ncdaway
FRANK COLLiC. SHOW3 HIMSELF.
The Erratic Lawyer Tries Habeas Corpus
Chicago, Oct. 23 About 10 o'clock yes
terday morning Frank Collier, the law
yer, accompanied by bis counsel, James
A. Peterson, appeared in Judge Adams'
court and presented a petition for a writ
of habeas corpus. The judge granted the
writ at once, and made it returnable at 10
a. m. today. Collier then went to the
bailiff's room and made himself comforta
ble. He says that after be got into the
buggy Wednesday he put ou a baunet, a
veil and a skirt, and afterward drove
right by a Dolice station He was secreted
in a house in this city, but what house he
would not say.
Frank's Plan or Campaign.
' He said he was in the attic; that he hml
pulled up the ladder, put it on the trap
door, and laid down on it. If any officer
had traced him, he said, he would ba-e
offered to snrreuJeron certain conditions.
His plan of campaign thereitfter was as
follows: "If he had refused, aud bad
climbed up to the trapdoor, I was going
to strike him on the head with a piece of
iron, and so with any one else that climbed
up after him. I would probably have
killed him, and then I would have bad
two alternative defences. If 1 was sane,
he had no right to arrest me, aud if I was
insane, I would not be accountable for
killing him. Seep
THAT EMEUTE AT VALPARAISO.
Two More or the American Sailors Like
ly to Din The Attack Planned.
Xew York, Oct. 23. The Herald's Val
paraiso dispatches say that the con
dition of two of the six tail
era from the Baltimore who were
vounded in the cowardly attack by the
C hilian sailors and rabble last week, is
now considered critical. The names of
the injured Americans are Hamilton, Tal
bit, Tnrnbull, Anderson. Davidson and
Psnter. The inquiry so far as made dis
closes the fact that gross cruelty was
practiced upon Americans and that the
murderous r.ssault was entirely uupro
vcked. It is believed that the attack was
planned It is alleged that Mate Regan
whs shot by a policeman.
Justice to the Chilians.
It has also come to light th-.t in no case
i one of the Americans armed, and the
Taiiant fight they made ngainst a force
greatly their superior with only nature's
weapons to defend them is highly com
mended. In justice to the Chilians, it
mi st be said that information has been
received to the effect that a few of their
army and naval officers and seamen dis
played bravery in trying to shield the
Baltimore's men from the fury of the
LET THE WATER GET TOO LOW.
Six Men Killed by the Explosion or a
MAYVILLE. N. D., Oet. 23 One of the
m os j terrible threshing accidents ever
kno'vn in Dakota occurred here Wednes
day on division No. 4 of the big Mayville
fartr., owned by the G and in Bros. Four
men were killed outright and two others
so seriously hnrt that they died within
an hour afterward. The engineer had al
lowed the water to ran down too low, and
the toiler exploded.
Two Men Blown to Pieces.
Two of the killed were blown nearly to
pieces. The names of the killed are: M.
N. Ersberger, engineer; Hans Banstad,
firemtn; A. L. Marsh, division foreman;
A. W. Blowers, William Clark; an un
known. William Peabody and Iarry
May were serionsly iujjred, but will re
cover. Mr. Marsh leaves a young wife
and two children.
Drank Embalming Fluid.
Chicago Oct. 23 James Prcnder
rille of 257 Fulton street and employed
by W. P. Rend, the coal dealer, drank em
balmitg fluid by mistake at 3 o'clock
yesterday morning and died at the county
hospital a :ew hours later. He buried a
daughter Wednesday, and the undertak
ers left a bottle of their embalming mix
ture in the hou;. Mr. Prenderville arose
to get a drink of milk and accidentally
swallowed the fluid before he discovered
bis errc r.
Meeting of Window-Glass Men.
CLEVKLASD, O , Oct. 23. A meeting of
the win low-glass mann facturers of Pitts
burg an 1 the west took place at the Hoi
lenden Wednesday. Thomas F. Hart, of
Muncie, Ind., presided, and William
Loeffler, of Pittsburg, acted as secretary.
A report was made showing that the
stock on baud was small, the demand
fair and the. production less than Inst
year. 1 he prices adopted at last month s
meeting in Columbus were reaffirmed.
Tragedy Canned by Drink.
SiorxClTT, la., Oet. 23 Andrew Winn,
of Jefferson, S. D , in drunken reckless
ness Wednesday overturned the wagon in
which he was starting to drive home, and
instantly killed his mother-in-law, Mrs.
Fountain e, whose neck was broken.
Winn's w ife was struck in the back and
badly injured. Winn himself was hurt,
and his two little children were mangled.
One of Mrs. Fountaine's daughters was
also crusl.ed under the wagon.
Arrest of a Mail Thief.
LITTLE Rock, Oct. 23. Early yester
day morning two mail pouches contain
ing a nun. bar of registered packages and
several bendred letters were stolen from
a postal car on the Little Rock and Mem
phis road. A few hours later the offi
cers found George Ellis, a well known
character, mated on a rock in the woods
opening the letters. He was arrested
after a ahai p chase.
Well-Kaowa St. Louis Man Dead.
Bt. Louis. Oct. 23. Mr. George Bain,
the well-known commission man and
chairman of the Republican city commit
tee, died at nn early hour yesterday morn
ing. He hal been ill for a few weeks, but
hi condition was not regarded as criti
cal. Mr. Bain was 55 years old and leaves
a widow and five children, among them
George Grantham Bain, of Washington.
Doatll of Pat Killen.
CHICAGO, Oct. 23. Pat Killen, "the
heavyweight pugilist, died Wednesday
night. He "as severely punished in his
recent fight with Bob Ferguson, and has
not been a v-ell man since. The physi
cians say his ieuth was cause;! by erysipe
las. Texas Courthouse Burned.
Childress, Oct. 23. The courthouse of
this place T as burned to the ground
Wednesday morning. The county records
of Cbi'dress i nd Cottle couuties are a to
tal loss. The fire is supposed to be the
work of incendiaries. Loss, $42000.
Platform of the Trans-Missis-sppi
FBEE O0IH AGE FOX OUB OWN METAL
A Heavy Vote Against the Unlimited
Proposition Synopsis of the Debate,
and How the Delegations Voted The
Question or the Repeal or the Inter
state Commerce Law Postponed Until
Xext Meetins 4)mnba Indorsed fir the
National Republican Convention.
Omaha, Oct.. 3. At the session yester
day of the Trans-Mississippi congress n
committee was appointed to confer with
the Western States Commercial congress
over the proposed consoliiation of the two
bodies. Resolutions were adopted asking
for more stringent navigation laws aud
that only mj k persons as are fit for and
desire American ti izenship should be al
lowed to land on these shores. A long
discussion on the subject of free coinage
of silver followed, participated in by
Colonel Buchanan, f Colorado; Senator
Warren, of Wyoming: and others.
Doniphan for Free Coinage.
The congress then fixed the date for the
New Orieans meeting at Feb. 23 to 2o, in
clusive, and discission of the silver ques
tion was resumed by Col. D.miphan, of
Missouri. He objcied to the majority
resolutiou for the reason that it did not
settle the silver question, a question that
would not down. It left silver still a
commodity. He was in favor of free coin
age. He denied that the extreme silver
men were protectionists. Oa the other
hand the gold men were the protection
ists. He denied that the free silver men
were calamity shriekers, and made this
charge against Senator Warren and others
who were predicting that a panic would
sweep over the country if free coinage
Senator Warren Makes Reply.
Senator Warren, of Wyoming, spoke in
favor of the majority resolution. He
thought that, the resolution did not call
for class legislation in the odious sense ns
had keen urged by Colonel Doniphan. In
support of his former argument that free
coinage would make the United States
the dumping ground of the world for sil
ver in cave fiee coinage were adopted, ha
assorted that uheu the bill authorizing
the purchase of fltrtain quantity of sil
ver per month for coinage was passed, sil
ver did not come to this country from
abroad in large quantities. Granting tbht
a degree of free coinage would le protec
tion to silver, he said he knew of no in
dustry that, needed protection more than
the silver industry, in which it required
fcj to get $1 out of the mines.
Vote on the Silver Proposition.
The vote was then taken on the free and
unlimited coinage proposition as a first
amendment. Arkansas California, Colo
rado, Louisiana, Missouri, Montana and
Texas voted aye, with iwo votes from Ne
braska. Arizona, Iowa, Kansas, Minne
sota, New Mexico, Oregon, South Dakota,
Utah and Wyoming voted no, with twenty-three
vote from Nebraska. The total
vole stood 7 for and 95 against. On the
majority report as the original moti.-n
Arizona, Iowa, Kansas. Missouri, New
Mexico, Oregon, South Dakota and Utah
oted aye, and Arkansas, California, Col
orado, Louisiana, Minnesota, , Montana
and Texas voted no. The Nebraska dele
gation voted 15 for and 6 against. The
total vote stood IftJ fur and 45 against,
aud the majority resolution providing for
free coinage only for the American prod
uct of silver was deelared to be the plat
form of the congress.
DEBATED THE INTERSTATE LAW.
An Argument Agaiust Paternalism in
Government Utber Transactions.
Dr. Miller's resolution to the effect that
the interstate commerce law was an in
terference and should be repealed was
read, and the discussion on it begun by
its anthor. He started with the proposi
tion that paternalism in government was
always an injury and should not be
tolerated. He appealed to every shipper
to confirm the truth of the statement
that the Tatces law in Wisconsin worked
nothing but injury while on the statute
book. He quoted General McNulta, of
Chicago, the late receiver of the Wabash,
as saying that the interstate commerce
law had ' been a hindrance to commerce,
and that its practical result bad been to
throw into the hands of a few men the
control of the commerce of the country.
Dr. Miller asserted thnt the law was
striking against every .city in the trans
Mississippi region, and was constantly
embarrassing to ali interests involved.
Postponed the Discussion.
After considerable lively discussion Mr.
Ball, of Missouri, moved that the discus
sion of the resolution be postponed to the
next meeting of the congress, and the
congress acted on his suggestion. Colonel
Scott's resolution that the congress in
dorse Omaha as the place for holding the
next Republican national convention was
then read- After a good deal of enthusi
astic discussion the resolution was adopted
by an overwhelming vote. A number of
minor resolutions were then passed, ask
ing for appropriations for improving the
harbor at SaUne, Tex., for improving the
Mississippi river, and for making artesian
well improvements in waterless western
regions where iirigation was impractica
Mining Lands and River Improvement
A resolution was then passed asking
congress for such legislation as will pro
tect and foster our mining interests, and
forever prevent mines and mineral lands
from becoming the property of railroad
corporations, thousands of acres of such
lands, both patented and unpatented, be
ing within the limits of the grants of such
corporations A second resolution was
passed declaring it to tie the sense of the
congress tbtt it was the duty of the na
tional congress to make continuous and
adequate appropriations for the improve
ment of the Missisnippi, and that the Bur
roughs' bill or a similar bill, making an
appropriat ion of (10,000,000, 000,000 to be
expended annually in the construction
and maintenance ot levees, should be
Cession of Arid I-ands.
The arid land resolution was taken up
and passed without dubate. It provides
for the cession by the "overuuifnt to the
western states aud territories of the un
occupied arid lands within their limits,
the proceeds of the sale t hereof to be (le
voted to their reclamation and to school
purposes. Ib alo provides that the na
tional congiess shall make appropriations
for irrigating such ar.dl.iud4 as have been
sold to settlers who supposed they could
be made tillable.
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Till everybody is sick of
Till everybody knows it
without seeing it
that Dr. Sage's Catarrh Rem
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catarrhal headache, and " cold
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In perfect faith, its makers,
the World's Dispensary Med
ical Association of Buffalo,
N. Y., offers to pay $500 to
any one suffering from chronic
catarrh in the head whom
they cannot cure.
Now if the conditions were
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you might hesitate. Here are
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Manufacturers ol FARM, SPRING AND FREIGHT TO
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Roek Island Savings Bank,
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Open dally from 9 a. m. to 4 p. m., and Saturday evenings from 7 to 8 o'clock.
Fire per cent Interest paid oa Deposits. Monev loaned on Persons!, Col
lateral, or Real Estate Security
I.r.mresouw,fij. r C. DKNKM ANN. Vice Pres. i. U. BUFORD, Cui
P. Ik Mitchell, a1. P. Reynolds, P. C. Denkmsnn. John Crnbaach. U. P. Hall,
Phil.MuchtU, L. Blmon, B. W. Hnrst, J. U. Biiord.
Jacxsos A HrsasT. Solicitors.
Hr-Began business JulyS. 1890, acd occupy the r ontheast corner of M i'.c 4 lyUtt
the Time of Year