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The Bloody Blood!es3 Indian Alarm in
Burnett County, Wisconsin.
A Host of Rumors and Stories Showing
A Big Scare Wita Little or
No Cause.
Which Seems to be the Bulk of the In
evading Army of Fire-Water Red
Sim? TJDU^ Thare Are
Fifty in the County.
He Will Accompany the "Globe" Re
porter to Ascertain the Bot
tom Facts.
[Special Telegram to the Globe.)
Crrr, Minn., Jane 21.The excitement
created bv the Indian scare has not greatly
abated Arriving here 1 found several Scan
dinavians who had come in from Grantsburg,
driven in from sheer flight. I found these
people, and all I could get from them wa9 that
men advised them to get away as Boon as pos
Bible. None had seen Indians, and ncne knew
of any violence or outrage having been per
petrated by them. Many of the men returned
to their harnes to dav somewhat
bat they t*ok the precaution to leave
their wives and children here. There are sev
eral families at Noith Blanch and several at
Sunrise, whose fears got the better of their
valor, and induced them to forsake their home
steads, leaving their cows tied in their stalls
and their houses open to any prowling thieves,
whito or xed. The
no far as I have yet been able to learn is some
thing like this A half-breed named Anton
Got don, who keeps a kind of house of enter
tainment for lumbermen and store for Indians
npon the St Cioix, ninety miles from here, is
mtim ite with the Chippewa rhief George
Mitios. Matros told Gordon that the Sionx
had sent
which the latter accepted rdo asked Ma
tros the significance of the token, but Matros
would not disi lose the secret. Gordon suspect
ed mischief to the whites and begged his friend
not to join the dance, but to withdraw from
hiR tube it tiouble was intendtd. Matros was
reticent mid taciturn. Gordon warned him
that trouble wo Id lead to disaster to the Chip
pewas, in losing their government grant
ltros, howpver would promise nothing This
tale was told by Gordon wher ver he went
The people bee tme alarmed and as the Indians
came into the stores and seemed to be lawng
in a stuck of piovisions, mistrust and fear be
gan to spread. Goidon says that the
nbont th lr pine lands which rendered them
ready to turn a willing ear to the wily Sioux.
All this may be very wil 1, but it answered the
purpose of rousing feais among the settlers
whose home ate scattered about, as in all
sp uselv settled regions It is no wonder that
people living a mile or two away from their
neighbors should feel a little uneasy under
such circumstances. To add to this dread, the
Indians began to assemble at certain points,
in numbers and it is 6aid without the squaws
and children. At Grantsburg and at Bruns
wick large numbers collected. These gather
ings are for
at the settlers say it is a war dance, and not
the accustomed medicine dance. At Grants
burg the dunce is to take place on Monday
night but I have not yet ascertained when the
affau is to come off at Brui swick. So far as I
can judge fiom the ver\ dissatisfactory mfor
mation I can pet from the frightened settlers,
there is
and theextiaoidinary gatherings are no moie
nor less than a merry making among them, a
Mav clay festival, or more coriectly a "dog
day" feast. Rumors, of course, are rife, but it
is difhcul to fand any one who knows any
thing of himself Ihe very men who have
left their homes can onlv explain their action
in the way stated above. Ihey were told by
some one that a
but they knew not why. The only thing like a
real scare that I have heard of occurred to-Jay
vvlieti the sta^e came from Crrantshtirg Xlic
drivei had entrusted to him a letter to a man
imed Gustnvson, who was working here. The
lettei said that the ptople were rushing away
fiom Trade lake, distance 8 miles south oi
Grantsburg and the home of Gustavbon, and
two men
Immediately upon getting the le ter Gustav
non, half frenzied, started off for his home on
foot to rescu9, nnaimedand single handed his
wife and three children from the bloody rcd
skius. Diligent inquirj by your correspond
ent only led to the fact that two men had dis
appeared fiom Trade lake, but bow they dit
appeared no one could tell, proba'dy by run
mn" off in the scare like many others. It is
however, possible that the Lite trouble has for
its ongm the fact that
at the place named. It aimears the Indians are
on their way to the reservations to draw then
rations, and as thej proceed they are in the
habit, ateveiy camping ground, of practicing
a new dance, with the intention when the}
get hen rations, of making a big least and
mg a big dance. One ot the Indians with
the s-m-ill paitj camping on Trade lake, told
the whiles that the practicing ot the new fan
dango was foi a war dance, and an attack was
to be made on the settleis. For this the In
dians set upon their biother and put him to
death, and denounctd him as a liar.
was indulged in and a free fi^ht ensued, in
which another brave became a good Indian, in
the only way that the frontiersman can think
of a good Indian. Another tale, authenticated
by a gentleman who proiessed to know of what
he wub bpcuking, nan ate the death of an In
dun undei veiy different encuinstances. It
appears that a lumberman went to an Indian
tent neai Pine City on Wednesday, taking
with him some whiskey with which he plied
the Indian and his squaw, foi what purpose is
left for inference. A hght ensued in which
the Indian was dreadfully maltreated, and the
gentleman as-.eits who saw him after the trou
1 le, presented a pitiable spectacle. The Indian
died to day. Ihe mattei, however, has noth
ing to do with the supposed alliance of Sioux
and Cbippew usthe new
which is being passed from one tribe to an
other That theie are Sioux among the Chip
pewas the people seem to be positive. They
place their assurance of this on I he word of
Gordon and Matros The latter says
thit he has himself seen twenty of
the Sioux in the neighborhood The
singulai encumstances which aroused the sus
picionb and exi ited the fears ot the settlers,
were that the Indians have not for weeks at
tended to their business. They do not hnnt.
They do not fish, but wander round neglecting
their squaws and leaving their children starv
ing, whde thev congregate to practice the war
dance. It is eatimanted that there aie some
two or three hundred
and scattered around in small parties, and it is
the universal opinion that the authorities
should have them driven home. Further in
quiry lead to the following facts, which will
throw some fresh hg it npon this big Indian
scare. Mr. Deenng, who keeps the St. Croix
ferry, yesterday sent two friendly Indians who
live at the ferry and have families there, to go
to Grantsburg, Trade lake, Wood lake and
other points, and ascertain, if possible, how
many Indians there were the crowd, and
what their intentions were. This they did, and
arrived back to-night. They report
and their families at Wood lake, none at Trade
lake, and that the great scare in the first place,
and the leaving of the people, was that on
Thursday morning some parties were practicing
with a revolver in Grantcburg, and it was
heard by a man named Olson, who lives out of
town a wave, and he supposed it was fighting
by the Indians, and immediately took his team
and family and started tor Hush City, telling
everybody he met along the road to
and they did, Mr. Grettnm, the county judge,
going with them. This accounts for Mr. Gret
tum's statement that there was shooting going
on jesterday. There were aboutthirty-hve In
dians yesterday the neighborhood ot Wood
river, and bmall bands of others have joined
them since. Ihere aie probably in Burnett
county now not over
The people living in the south end of Burnett
county all left and went to St. Croix FallR
about two hund ed of them, on Thursday and
through the mgnt, but are again returning to
their homes. There is bomething very strange
they are smoking. Geo. Matron says it has
been parsed around to seven differen" tribes
now and they have all formed friendly rela
tions, but that nothing hostile is entertained
by them for a moment. 1 heir dance in a kind
ot shuffle all together, different liom any here
tofore seen by the white men around here, and
that, probably, tends to frighten them also.
Their singing is different and they are quite se
cret about it, telling no whites or friendly In
dians the meaning ot it. Geo. Matros also
says that there aie about
in the neighborhood of the Court d'Oreille who
are teaching the new dance to the Chip lewas.
There will be, so these Indians say, a big dance
at Wood Lake Situriay after which they will
go to Court d'Oreille to receive their pay. The
Indian agent is making the annual payment
now. We talked with Andrew Ahlstrom, the
county clerk, and he told us that for himself
he had no fears of the Indians, and he had
tried to allay the tears of the Deople but it was
no use and after once being frightened thev
left in a body. The people demanded of the
county officers to do something for their safety
and they were obliged to send the lettei which
was i eceived by Gov Smith day before yester
day, signed by all the conty officers
arrived to-night and your correspondent met
hir on the platform at the denot atd accom
panied him to the hotel. The colonel does not
undei stand how it is possible that Sioux can be
out here. He does not believe much in the
sensation of Indian uprising and thinks the
whole maiter is a stampede among the settlers
here. He dmits the possibility of dissatis
faction or discontent, but he intends to make a
thoiongh vestigation to-morrow. Your cor
respondent will accompany the lonel on his
tour and endeavor to get at the bottom facts
ot this the biggest Indian scare that has occurred
within the memorv of the oldest inhabitant.
[Special Telegram to the Globe. 1
MADISON, WIS., June 21 Gov. Smith has re
ceived no further information from Burnett
county excenc what was contained in these
dispatches last night and it is fair to suppose
that the officers of that county were needlessly
excited. Gen. Biyant, of Gov. Sn lth's staff,
and Gen. Forsythe, of Gen. Sheridan's staff,
will reach the vicinity of the reported trouble
to-night and inform J3ov. Smith and Gen.
Shendan of the exact condition of affairs.
Meanwhile the diffeient military companies
throughout the State are prepanng for any
emei gency.
Spotttil Tail'* Braves.
YANKTON, D. T., June 21.The jonng men at
Spotted Tail camp are just concluding their
annual sun dance and the barbarous festival
has been one of more than ordinary success.
Forty-eight candidates passed through the ter
rible ordeal of self torture and are entitled to
full diplomas ot warnoas of unquestioned
biavery. The candidate for honors cut two
longitudinal slits down each breast, one end of
a lariat is passed under the stup of skin and
the flesh left between the incision and lightly
tied. The other end is made fast to
the top of a high pole. The candidate then
throws himself backwards with his weight
upon the lariat and the dance goes on until
the flesh gives way. Should he fail to break
loose the manner prescribed or should he
faint during the operation, he is foiever dis
graced. The sun dance, just closed, was held
about fiftv miles back from the Missouri river
and was witnessed by about 7,000 Indians and
twenty-five whites. Old bpotted Tail was
master of ceremonies, and fiom
the efficient manner in whioh he
performed Vis inoantationa, and flourished his
mvstic wand fiom wnich dangled the scalp of
a woman, one would not suppose him to
be the civilized red man who is carried upon
the Government pay roll. Once a year Spot
has his fun. The sun dance has closed and the
Spotted Tail's Indians are now ready for
government to move them to a new agency
John Gimwell 15 years of age, residing in
Yankton, was kicked to death by an Indian
pony Wednesday.
The Idaho Indian War.
SAN FRANCISCO. June 21.A Silver City dis
patch says the stage road between here and
Wmnemucca is clear of hostiles. Jerry Wm
nemuoca and other friendly Piutes who have
been the hostile camps recently, bays the
Bannocks claimed they had then killed thirteen
whites and had three of their own Indians
killed. Three white men were killed and
bum in a cabin near Stein mountain re
oently. The Malheur reservation Indians were
behaving worse than the Bannocks, slaughter
mg every animal that came within their reach.
Gen. Howard is still at Malheur City.
SAN FRANCISCO, June 21. Boise City di6
patch says Parties from Fort Hall and Lemhi,
via Wood river and Big Camas prairie, report
having seen 200 Indians on Wood river, about
200 miles east of this place, who claim to be
friendly, and on their way to Fort Hall agency
These Indians stated that James A. Demosey,
a white man who has an Indian wite,
who has lived many years with the Indians and
who was with the hostiles in the lava beds at
the commencement of tne outbreak had been
killed by the paity before they left the lava
beds on their raiding tour. Small
parties of Indians and horses in
larger bodies are daily discovered
in the country bordering the overland stage
road. These Indians are no doubt scouts and
straggling remfoicemeuts on their way from
the east to join the mam body now in the
neighborhood of S eins mountains. They are
keeping up regular line communication be
tween the lava region and the
place of rendezvous a* watching the
moving of troops. Major Sanford, who is
to-night at Canon creek, forty miles eat of
this place, will aruvehere to-monow night and
go with Gen. Grover to join Gen. Howard in
Mathew county. Gen. Howard, with abou
100 men. will proceed to-morrow in the din c
tion of Stein's mountain, where it is under
stood the Indians have concentrated and de
cided to make a stand.
Vr "9^ 'Hsy?'
Execution of Connolly and Sherry at Chica
go Yesterday for the Murder of McConville
--De'allsof the Honible Crime, the Trial,
and tlie Efforts for a Commutation of
SentenceHanging Bees Elsewhere.
[Special Telegram to the Globe.
CHICAGO. June 21.George Sherry Jere
miah Cornolly the murderers of Hugh McCon
ville, died on the scaffold this forenoon in the
Cook county jail. The prisoners were led from
their cells ot 10 02 A. M.. by the depnty. The
former walked side by side to the scaffold, and
stepped npon the fatal tran almost simultane
ously. As they stood facing the spectators, who
occupied the grand floor of the jail, north of
the cells, a
ran through the crowd, bnt was immediately
hushed, and all was still as death when the
priests, who had mounted the soaffold with the
condemned, handed them each a crucihx. The
prise ners became seated and kissed the crosses,
There were present on the scaffold besides
the prisoners, Rev. Father Dowling, Rev. Father
Rolles, the Very Kev. Dr. MoMnllen. Father
Cashman, Father McDonnell, Jailer Curriei,
and Messrs. Bonfisld, Galpm ana Prindeville,
deputy sheriffs. Sherry'b face showed a
but Connolly was composed. The priests read
the litany for the dying while the men were
pinioned. At this junctuie Sheny began to
show signs of weakness. His very body trem
bled. Sheriff
Eern read the decrees and the
death warrants of the court and asked the pris
oner if they had anything to say. Their an
and dejection. The legs and arms of the con
demned wcie then pinioned, white robes drawn
over their bodies, ropes adjusted and the white
caps placed over their heads. Sherff Eern then
stepped behind the partition and took in his
hand a common two inch carpenter's chisel.
'All rights" he asked in a firm voice. "Yes,"
was the reply, and with a simple bearing on of
one hand, be
whifh caused the trap to fall and the bodies to
dangle into spare. Before the trap went down
both acted like men, barring
Sherry's blanched expression, with
little or no signs of life. After the
rone was cut there was only a slight quivering,
owing to the muscular contraction. Appar
at all. In six minutes fiom the falling of the
trap both were pronounced dead, and the
bodies were given to relatives present. The
execution was one of the most successful ones
ever carried out. J. here was not an impediment
to mar the act. TAO hundred persons within
the comdor witnessed the scene.
The crime which these two young men ex
piated on the gallows to day, was one of the
most wanton and unprovoked, and bloody in
the annals of Chicago's desperate deeds. A
butchery it may better be termed, than
simple muider,a butchery committed at the
hands of two natural desperadoes ot the most
remote semblance of Ihe high attributes
humanity. There being no mysterious com
plications to the affair which has led to their
legal "taking off" at the hands of the public
executioner, the story of their guilt may be
told in a brief space. It is this
Ou the evening of Saturday, January 19,
1878, a gentleman named Hugh McConville had
been with his nirce to visit a sick friend a
short distance from their own residence. As
they were returning home, and had reached the
vicinity of Thirty seventh treet, on Butter
field, they were met by two men, both ot whom
gave unmistakable evidence of being highly
intoxicated As the parties neared each other,
McConville and theyouig lady stepped aside
to permit the two men to pass. Instead ot
passing, one of the men laid hold of the voung
lady, while both applied to her the most oppro
brious epithets. Mr McConville at once stepped
between and threw one of the ruffians aside.
An instant later he was lying on the sidewalk,
with a honible gash across the abdomen, and
his viscera oozing fiom the gaping wound,
while his life blood ran in great streams along
the pavement. The murderers took to the
heels. made their escape, although they
were follcwed some distanre by two men who
happened to be near the scene of the bloody
affray. The piercing thneks of the young
lady brought aid soon and the almost lifeless
form of McConville was picked up and taken
to his residence. About 5 o'clock on Sunday
morning death put an end to the ternble suf
ferings of the young man.
The question now was, Who committed the
crime? The police, foi some hours, were com
pletely non-plussed as to which way
to turn in their investigation of the
affair, but they were helped ont by a
yonng man named Donmgan, who
had an experience to relate. On the Saturday
night in question, he said he was proceeding to
a butcher shop on State street, not far from the
place where the muider was committed, when,
in walking across the street, he was met by two
young men who hit him with a slung-shot, and
held him up against a fence. He managed to
break away, and ran into the butcher's sLop,
closely followed by the two men. As the latter
entiled the shop one of them seized a long
and sharp knife fiom the (hooping block and
followed Donmgan and the keeper of th place,
both of whom made their exit fiom a rear door
and escaped. The two hemis proceeded to But
terheld street, and were followed by a
lady named Riu, who had witnessed
the affair in the meat market, bhe was some
little distance behind, when, as the two neared
a lamp post, she observed them struggling,
when one. with some vile and profane exclama
tion, remarked that he was cut, and added
What in hell is the use fighting over a knife,
we'll get even with some
before the night is over."
A few minutes later the stabbing of McCon
ville occuried. Descriptions ot the fiends
were given, and a day or two later George
Sherry and Jeremiah Connolly were uppie
hended and arrested. They were identified by
Donmgan, by Mm. Ran, by
McConville's niece, and several other.-,
persons. It was also shown where they had
been on the day and night ot the murder, and
their whole proceedings, finally knit tog' tber,
made a mobt damning case aguinst them. It
appears that both had been employed in
Hutchinson's packing house at the
stock yards, and the Saturday in
question had laid off, there being
no work. Following out their natural propen
sities, both had indulged in liquor until they
were thoroughly inebriated, and then had se't
forth with the deliberate intention of perpe
trating some deed of violence. The day after
their arrest, Sherry made what he termed a
confession, in which he threw the entire blame
upon Connolly, even to the cutting, hoping
therebj to secure an amelioration of punish
ment. On the trial, which began on the 19th
of February Connolly testified that the deed
was perpetrated by Sherry, and said that the
latter had started out that night
with the avowed determination to
ravish the first woman he met
even though he should swing for it." The trial
furthermore disclosed the fact that shortly af
ter the murder the two had entered a saloon not
far from the bloody acme, and Connolly,
$C ~rg-
thrusting the knife in the counter as he called
for liquor, remarked with oatbB that they had
"cnt the guts ont of a man" a few minutes be
fore. From the saloon they went to the house of a
Mrs. Cooney. a friend, and gave her the knife,
telling her it would be good to cut bread
with, and bhe had used it for that purpose in
the time intervening between the murder and
itR discovery there by the police. The day af
ter the murder they had "cleaned themselves
up." shaved, so as to avoid detection, and made
their way down town. The evidence on the
trial was most damning in its posmveness as to
the identity of the two men, and although each
one endeavored to throw the guilt upon the
other, the jury, with very little time consumed
in discussing the case, brought in a veidict of
guilty on the 24th of February, and fixed the
penalty at death by hanging. On the 3ist of
March sentence was pronounced, the day of
execution being fixed for the 4th of May.
Following the sentence began the efforts of
the counsel to secure anew trial, the motion
for such having been denied by Judge Jameson
before whom the case was heard, and by whom
the sentence was pronounced. The only hope
now lay in an appeal to the supreme court, but
as both thp condemned were poor there were no
funds available to secure the writing up of the
record, a most olummous document of over
800 pages. The counsel of Connolly who pro
posed taking his case to the supreme court
(that of Sherry to be governed
by the* decision of that body)
made application to the county commissioner-'
for an order upon the clerk of the c-iminal
court for the completion of the record at the
expense of the county. This was denied. The
application was then made to Judge Moore,
who granted the request, and the work of pre
paring the record was begun. He also post
poned the execution till the 21st of June, to
allow time for the appeal. It was a long and
tedious work, and was completed on last Mon
day, only, June 17. when it waB taken to
Mount Vernon 111., in hioh plaee the supreme
court was in seshion. On Tuesday the recoid
was presented on application for a supersedeas.
The counsel have teit that could the stay be
secured, and the court review the case thor
oughly, a new trial would be granted. But
they were doomed to disappointment. On
Wednesday morning a telegram was received
from Mount Vernon bearing the intelligence
that the supe sade a had been denied in both
The only hope now lay between Gov.
Cullono and Judge Moore, either
one of whom it was believed would grant
a stay of proceedings it being held that unaer
the statutes the circuit court judge has power
to grant an extension. The point has never
been raised in Illinois, but is said to have been
granted in Ohio.
When this petition was presented to Judge
Moore on Wednesday afternoon, June 19, he
refused to hear it unless Judge Jameson occu
pies the bench with him. The latter judge was
informed, proceeded to the court room and the
case was argued at length by the attorneys toi
the prisoners. The time for crimination and
recrimination was past and these unfortunate
young men weie standing on the brink of
eternity. Within fiftv hours, if the sentence
was carried out, they would have to give an ac
counting for their deeds before a sublime ti I
bunal and an awful judge. They could not
but feel that their honors Mould be willing to
construe this necessary preparation for death
as the "good cause" needed to comply with the
statute, and they did beg their honors to afford
these unfortunate oung men a chance for a
few days more on earth to prepare to meet
their God.
After along consultation the judges, through
Judge Moore, replied that there was no real
caube Bhown in the motion for a
postponement of the day set for
execution. As the judge was (losing his re
marks he said that tn colleague. Judge Jame
son, had, in thinking of this sad phase of the
matter observed in the conference room that
the poor thief on the cross had had no time
granted him for his repentance and great
change. He had no two months, nor two
weeks, nor two minutes. The counsel foi
Connolly thereupon replies, "No, but he had a
piesentSavioi." To which Judge Moore re
sponded, So nave these two young men a
present Savior, sir. The motion is overruled."
Thus the last mdicial prop was knocked
from under the feet of the condemned men.
Attention was then turned to the Governor.
To parties who applied to him on Wednesday
night he responded that should they bring him
a petition signed by the State's attorney and
the judge who passed the sentence he would
give the mattei consideration. As the State's
attorney was not in Chicago, and Judge Jame
son had ruled as ne nad on the application for
a stay, no further hope was entertained, and
the men began their preparation for death.
George Sherry was a native of Ohio, having
been born in the vicinity of Cincinnati. He was
19 years of age. Bv occupation he was a butcher
He has relatives in Cincinnati, his mother and
several sisters living there. His mother has
been kept in ignorance oi the crime for which
her son was held, and the fate that impended
over him.
Jeremiah Connolly was 23 years of age. By
trade a butcher. He was born in Ireland. Ot
his early lite but little is known. He has sev
eral relatives, brothers and sisters, in this
The murdered man, Hugh McConville, like
the assassins, was an Irishman and a Catholic.
By trade he was a painter. He was 33 years ot
age, an upright, industrious, respected citizen.
His family are well known in the portion ot the
city in which they reside, and have many
fi lends.
These two men disp.ayed from the outcetthe
worst and depraved characters. From the night
of the muider, when they entered the saloon
and, defiantly exhibiting the knife, remarked
that they bad 'fixed a man" down on the
street, down to the day of exeoution, they
gave evidence of naught but most hardened
hearts. "What would you do were you to get
out of this?" asked a friend of Sherry last
Tuesday "What would I do? Why, I'd take
in a few drinks and then get even with some-
"Whistle a jig," said Sherry to Con-
nolly, the day before the execu
tion, and the latter began humming a
psalm tune. Reproved for this levity, Sherry
replied that he would like to dance a jig, and,
taking a few steps, added We'll be dancing a
jig somewhere else to-morrow by this time."
Tne sound of a workman's hammer blows
reached Sberty's ears the morning before the
execution. Libtemng an instant, he said,
thej'ie getting the old thing leady, eh'" re
ferring to the erection of the scaffold. Thank
you, sir'" coolly replied Connolly, when the
judge passed the awtul death sentence upon
him. And the list might be multiplied almost
ad infinitum.
Other JV7 ch-Sti etching.
CINCINNATI. June 21.Perry Bowsher, who
murdered an aged toll-gate keeper and his wife
on the Circleville pike, a 6hort distance from
Chil l'-othe, O. last October, was hung at Chil
licothe at 11 o'clock this morning, in the pres
bence of a very large crowd. Bowsher went
quietly to the scaffold, refused to permit re
ligious ceremonies, had nothing to say, and
maintained a defiant attitude to the last. His
neck was broken at the fall of the trap. He
never confessed his crime.
CHICAGO, June 21.A special from Paris, 111.,
says John Barns was hanged there at 1 o'clock
this afternoon for the murder of Elijah Bard
well the 25th of October last. Burns was a
reckless, hardened man, and met death with a
coolness amounting to bravado. He was pro
nounced dead seven minutes after the fatal
BALTIMORE, Md., June 21.Edward H. Cast
ley, alias Dorsey, for the murder of his cousin,
Solomon Castley, the 4th of April, 1877, was
hanged at Frederick, Md., this morning.
LITTLE ROOK, Ark.. Jane 21.The sentence
of four men to be hanged at Fort Smith to-day
was commuted by the President. The com
mutation of three was received several daya
age. Two hours before the time fixed for exe
cuting the other, a dispatch was received from
Attorney General Devens, suspending the exe
Jacob Levels, colored, was hung in the coun
ty jail yard to-day, on a death engine. He
ascended the steps as firmly, and with as little
emotion as a man would walk up to a banquet.
He took his place on the trap door, and
stood for a moment regarding the upturned
faces of the crowd beneath him. A religious
ceremony was gone through with, after which
he was asked it he had anything to say. Onlv
one hmg," he replied, "Prepare to meet me
Glory. The officers bade him adien and the
black cap was drawn over his face. As it came
down as it neared his eyes, still with that same
resignation in hiR face he closed
them forever The noose down
he stood a spectacle to be remembered
not even the light draperv showed signs of the
shghest quiver, and his hands weie clasped, his
chin shgntly elevated. The sheriff raised a
handkerchief, the trap fell and Jacob Levels
dangled in the air having fallen about four
feet. His gasps and struggling for breath
were painfully audible. His shoulders and
chest underwent convulsions. Mter hanging
seventeen nut& He was pronounced dead, and
the body was lowered into the coffin.
The Homeward TUp Enthusiastic and
Hearty Receptions at Faubault and
OwatonnaGeueial Nutting's Model Re
ception ^pet-ch-Incidents of the Yh,it to
the Notable Insti utitms of Faribault.
TSpecial Telegram to the Globe.]
FARIBADLT. Minn June 21.The Milwaukee
excursionists arrived here on a special train of
three coaches, engine No. 117. Conductor Cad
well, at 11 15 A. M. About three hundred
citizens and over one hundred carriages and
wagons were in waiting at the depot, and the
Faribault guards and brabS band, tuincd out
as escort and guard of honor. Mayor
Parshall, and common courcilmen Mullen, Pike,
Crocker and Pratt, were a special committee on
behalf of the city, and Mebbrs. Leavens, Nut
ting and Sheriff Barton were a similar com
mittee from the Faribault board of tiadc.
The tram was about one houi late, and
immense concourse ot people around the depot
were lelieted ot the monotony ot waiting, b\
music, by the Faribault biaj-s band. At W
the tram arrived, and Ruch a hand shaking ot
people hitherto unknown wab scarcelj teen be
fore. Gen. Nntt ng made one of the most
successful speeches ever deliveiedin taribauit
He mounted a wagon and said iuends, we
can't talk, but we want you io get in the car
nage and see the town" Tne rebult can be
better imagined than described.
The guests were driven to tne deaf and dumb
institution, Shattuck school, Seabuiy Divinity
bchool, and St. Maiy's hall and through the
principle streets oi the city. Want ot time
pre\ented their visiting the State blind insti
tution, and other notable places.
While the merchants were viewing the city
and suuoundings, Prof bach's Milwaukee
biasB band esc oi ted by the Faribault band
and Guards paraded the streets, and gave
some very fine music Our citizens are de
lighted with the visiting band, and would like
to them again soon.
The excursionists returned to the depot at
12 o'clock, Hnd the praises ot Faribault and its
hosmtable citizens were heard on all des
Stuttuck school seemed to have completeh
captivated them and they were loud in it
praise. Just before the party entered the cars,
John R. Goodrich, Esq president ot the Mil
waukee Merchants' absociation, stepped lor
ward, and in a neat little speech, returned the
heaity thanks of the excurbionists to the citi
zens of Faribault, lor their munificent ovation
on this occasion. The crowd answered with
three rousing cheera tor the exi uisionists,
which compliment was returned from the ears
Ac 12 10 M. the tram left the station for
Owatonna, and our citizens ret"rned home,
much nleased with the day's doings.
Messrs. Case and laylor our omnibus men,
deserve special mention for their kindn ss in
placing four of their teams and busess, at the
disposal of tl excursionists. Altogelh to
dav was quite a neld day in Faribault.
A very amusing incident ocenred in connec
tion with the visit of our friends to-dav
Spiague's Georgia Minstrels were in town, and
turned out in full uniform with their band
and joined the procession. A prominent mem
ber of the excuisiomsts, observed that he was
most surprised of all, by finding such a good
negro brass band In Faribault. A Faribault
GLOBE repoiter was at the tram, and took
charge of three of the visitors.
[Special Telegram to the Globe
OWATONNA, Minn., June 21, 1878 The Mil
waukee excursion party arrived here at 12 30 P.
M. to-day, and were met at the depot by the
mayor, city council, fire department, two biass
and about 500 citizens. Mayor Fieden-
burgintioduced the Hon A C. Hickman who
in his usual happy strain behalf of the cit
lzens, weir omed the visitors and expressed re
giet that their stay was necessarily bo short
Geo. W. Allen was then introduced as the hand
somest man in the party and after thanking
the citizens, and music by Bach's band, the
tiam ped on amid cheers and waving of hand
Evidence of Prosperity Shown by the Cash
Haolifi Unprecedented T.13K Collections
The Obligations of the Mate to be
Promptly Met.
NEW ORLEANS, La., June 21.In reply to an
inquiry from New York bankers, Auditor
Jumel has written that the July and January
interest on State consol*, will be provided for
The collection of taxes for the past five months
are unprecedented being almost double
the amount collected during the same period
informer vearv The auditor's books show
collection of taxes from the 1st of January to
May 31st, in thepanthof Orkans, exclusive
of licenses, $760,^71, same time last year, $221,-
696. Gross settlements foi collection of taxeh
and licenses in the paribh of Orleans, as per
auditor's orders, fiom the 1st of January to
June ?8t0,553. From other parishes, $316,-
443. Total, $1,197,296. The total settlement
for account of interest fund from
January to June 1st, $365, ,29. All
collection of taxes and licences fifty-six oar
lshes outside of Orleans for the months ol
April, May and June, and all collection in th
parish of Orleans tor the month of June will
he settled for from the 1st to the 5th of Juh
It is claimed by officers of the State govern
ment that the settlement will appioximate
$400,010 making the gross settlement for col
lections ending July 1st about $J,6JO,000.
The Califorui Election.
SAN FRANCISCO. June 21.The count in ths
city is not yet complete but will give the
Kearnev ites a larger plurality than anticipated
probably near four thou-and. The non
partisan majorities in the interior cannot over
come this and the workincmen will elect dele
gates at large except two which aie both on
the non-partisan and republican or democratic
tickets. It is probable the convention wil be
nearly equally divided.
Prayer for the Dismissal of WMsky Suits.
CHICAGO, 111., June 21 Emery Storrs to-day
filed a lengthy petition in the United State,
court, asking that in conssonance with the
understanding between the whisky men and
the government, all suits now pending against
distillers and rectifiers, aggregating about
$350,000, be dismissed.
Good Weather To-Day
WASHINGTON, June22d, 1:1ft A. M.Indicators
for the upper Mississippi and lower Missouri
valleys, cool northerly winds and rising bar
ometer, possibly shifting to warmer, east and
south, with stationary or falling barometer
and clear weather.
Wielding the Willow.
LONDON. Ont., June 21.Base ball: Teoum
sehs, 13 Crickets, 9.
CLXVELAND, June 21.Forest City, 12 Erie, 2.
22. i87a NUMBE 159.
Capt. Thos. E. Jenk, Coached by Shella
bargerand Kellogg, Swears Valiantly in
Pirate Sherman's BehalfThat Convicting
Letter a Myth to HimOn the Cross-Ex
aminatton. However, Makes Numer
ous Damaging Admission*The Mat
thews Committee Hold a Brief Session
James E. Anderson in Attendance, isiit
Bein^ Refused Counsel, Refuses to Tessify
Ihe Committee Having No Power to
Compel His Evidence, Adjourns Subject
to Call.
The Potter Committee.
WASHINGTON, June 21.The Potter invsti
gatmg committee met to-dav, Mr. Morrison
presiding in the absence of Mr. Potter.
Capt. Thomas A. Jenks, of New Orleans, was
examined by Representative Reed. He testified
that 1876 his residence was in East Feliciana.
He held the poition of Unite States deputy
marahal, was appointed by Marshal Pitkin
Republicans in the parish haa old witness
they were afraid to register their names on ac
count of intimidation.
McMabon interrupted the testimony and asked
Heed whahei this witnebs had been called in
Secretary 8herman's interest.
Reed replied in the affirmative.
Mcllahon objected to ary testimony being
given on the part of Sherman until that gen
tleBaan admitted be had written the letter to
Anderson. Ashe tad denied writing that let
ter be had no interest in showing what had fcean
the condition of affairs the parish ot East
Feleciana, at or immediately preceding the last
lteed complained of the course of the ma
jority of the committee in ruling out testimonv
ffered by the minority, also, a* to the difh
cu ty of getting the 6cope of the cxaminatioi
faxed definitely.
McMahon chillenged him (o give a single
instance in which any testimony offered on th
part of the minority had been excluded Th
eharge had been made public, and he therefort
wanted the matter to be definitely settled.
Heed Bald he repeated the charge.
McMahon said the charge was false, and
aorain chHl!pnv Heed to refer to a bingh
instance of the kind.
tfeeu icieneu to me offer of testimony mad
in executive 6est.ion as to the inquiry
Eloriua and which offer had been retu*ed.
McMahon repeated that the gentleman, Reed
had made a chaise againbt the committe
which he must either prove or admit that tht
charge was false.
Reed baid be intended to prove it.
McMahon repeated his challenge to Reed.
A long discussion ensued, the Republican
taking the g-ound that they had been endeav
oung since the organization of the comrnitte
to ascertain tlie proper scope of the investiga
tion, during which Mr Momson stated that
Sherman had requested that one hundred wit
nesbes be subpuenaed by the sub-eommittei
who are to visu Louisiana, the merubera ol
which have not yet been formally announced,
to testitv in leterence to intimidation, anu
that it was his (Morrison's) intention at th*
propei time to ak the eommittee to refuse to
heai the statements of witnesses regarding in
umidation in that State.
Mr McMahon wuhdiew his objection.
Witness retold the old story of intimidation,
when McMahon again objected and another dis
cussion ensued.
At the suggestion of Mr. Cox witneRB was al
lowed to proceed, with the understanding thai
a future meeting would decide whether the testi
inony relating to intimidation be accepted oi
stricken out.
Witness pioduced a letter written by Jame*
E. Anderson requestion that he forward An
derson the original list, given by witness to
General Augur, ot nineteen murders commit
ted in Hast Feliciana parish
Anderson told witness he was attacked by
Demoorats and afterward said he thought his
cleik Butler had something to do with it
Witness testified to the signing and swearing
to by Anderson, and the protest which Ander
son said he bad not sworn to. He said that
Anderson had come in a carriage to his house
and asked him to accompany him to Marshal
liitkin's office where that document was. He
wanted to consult with him about it. They
went and read over the protest sentence by Ben
tence, and he then advised Anderson to sign it
as he saw nothing in it which he could not
sign. They discussed some of the points in
the protest, and finally Anderson concluded ti
sign it ana did sign it *etore Jud^je Hu/b. J.
Campbell and I swore to it. Several minuteb
atterwards \ndeison came to witness and want
ed bin) to make a statement to the effect that
he, Andeison, never signed the protest anu
had no document written by himselt to that et
tect Anderson told witness that Major Burke
offered him several thousand dollars it he would
go back on hiB protest.
Witness told what LUS knew of the so-called
Sherman letter and stated that the first he
knew about the Sherman letter was the bth ot
January last, when it w-ism3atioa3i by Mai
shal Pitkin in conversation, never saw a letter
written by Sherman to any one about the elec
tion of lb76.
Witness was shown several letters which
witness identified as b^ing in the hand writing
of I A. Weber, and ttn.n he w-s shown the
signatute of Weber to the Anderpon-Weber
contract, and was asked whether he believed it
to be genuine. He replied he did not think it
wa that Weber always signed his name in a
back band, that he had never seen him sign as
this paper was signed, that it might be Weber'b
signature, but it was not his usual bignature
He had never seen that Anderson-Weoer con
tract before.
He also testified to Gov. Kellogg's desire that
Anderson should return to East Jbeliciana and
discharge his duties as supervisor, and that the
governor had advanceed him fifty dollars out
of his own funds to pay his expenses. He de
nied Anderson's statement aa to B. Jenke,
not a coubin or a relation of witness, being got
drunk at witnesb's house, and as to the facts of
the conspiracy that there should be no election
in East iehciana ing drawn out of him.
That part of the statement which mentioned
the fact of his wife going to Col. Patton, chair
man ot the Democratic State committee were
true But her object was to get a guarantee
tor Anderson's protection trom violence.
Witnets tebtihed about the $3o0 which An
deison had receivt-d in Baton Rouge, and said
it was paid on a draft drawn on the Democratic
candidate for diotrict judge by the chaiiinan ot
he Democratic State committee New Oi
Tne cross-examination elicited the fact that
Jenks was the tax collector of East Felicima in
1869 and 1870, and it was since claimed
there was a deficit of $1,000 in his accounts.,
and that an indictment was found against L.
B. Jenks, his deputy, who got off by pleading
the statute of limitations. L. B. Jenks was a
candidate on the Republican ticket in lb76 for
parish judge of West Feliciana. Witness diu
not kno.v when he left New Orleans in whos
behalf he was subpoenaed. Judge Shellabarger
told him on arrival in Washington it was on the
Republican 6ide. Have met the judge several
times and talked over Louisiana matters gen
erally. His wife on arrival first called on
Governor Kellogg and then called for witness
at Shellabargrr's office, who told her ihe was
subpoenaed on the other side. Witness, after
his conversation with Marshal Pitkin, informed
his wife the marshal had asked if he had any
knowledge ot the Sherman letter and that he
told bun be hadn't. Don't think she
said anything about it between that time and
her coming to Washington. She went once to
bee Mrs. Weber about the matter, and after
wards wrote her, at the solicitation of Jamet
E. Anaerxon. Don't remember of Pitkm'o
mentioning such things as the letter being in
the possession of Mrs. Weber. My wife
lausbed about it as a joke when I mentioned
the letter, and when 6he came back from seeing
Mrs. Weber, 6he said Mrs. Weber denied ever
having heard of such a letter.
Witness reply to a question repeated hia
direct evidence that he never heard until the
peered from anything which passed between
bis wife aud self that she knew of such a letter.
Being asked, a nnes said private business
brought his wife and self to Washington and
on being pressed said Mrs. Jenks came in re
sponse to a letter from Kellogg and Packard in
quiring whether she had any information or
documents whic1p. wonld be useful them in
didn'o know
the fight for New Orleans collectcrship
whether his wife had preserved the letters
received from Kellogg and Packard. He
thought likely she bad and that sho would pro
dnce them. Anderson had been reporting in
Washington that he had important documents
by which h.- could defeat o- beat Kellogg as he
chose, and the object of the letter was to ascer
tain whether she knew of the existence of any
such document.
By McMahonWhat document did \our
wife bring with her when le cams to Wash
ington, or what documents had she at that
It was intimated, however, by McMahon.
that the draft in question was signed by Gov.
Kel'oje and endorsed by the State supeivue
Mr. Hahn.
A i uon't think she either took any with
her or had any to take. When she was here she
applied to our Representatives to seeure me a
place in the New Orleans custom house, but
didn't come here for the purpose. She has
previously been here several times, and had for
-.ome time been employed in one of the depart
ments, the treasury department, I think, when
Gen Spinner r-as in offiee
Don't \ou know that it was after Jno.
Sherman became secietarv of the treasury?
A. No. Bir. I don't know it was before that,
I/MIV ,r, ne na here and was oarticular
friend of ours.
Vf. no%v end you becomo acquainted with
ien. Spmnei
A. 1 called at the department.
Had }ou any business with him?
A. No, sir, no business, at all.
Q. How did \ou know at the time Gen.
apinner was in the office that jouwasintho
iepartment, by bis telhugyou'
A. Yes, sir.
W Ouii tell whether it waB under Grant
or Hayes?
A. It must have been nnder Grant.
Q. When jour wife came back home, what
lid she say about the Sherman letter?
A. I don't lemember that she said anything
janicuLtr about it more than we had alieady
alked in regard to the matter.
Q. What did sne say about it'
A. It is a Ion/ time ago, ai 1 I don't re
mmber, -,he said a gm manv i ungs about it.
leally cannot remember what she di I say.
O she had seen the letter?
A. She did not.
vi iu. but. had seen a copy'
A She nevei said so to me. She said that
\ndersou claimed to hive a cor of it and that
it was in his lawvei's hands
Q. Did she ever hive any corresrndence
*ith Sherman in regard tothat lette
A Not that I know of If ehe haJ I knew
nothing of it whatever
Q. You and James Anderson have been ia
A. Yes sir pretfrintimate.
Did yonr lntimicy extend up to the
ume he left New Oilcans'
A No sir, there was a little coolness after
ae requested me to go back on that affidavit.
The original Anuerson-Wcher agreement
iat bhown witness, wno recognized the body
f the paper and signature of Andeison as An
derson's writing but failed to retognize the
other signatures of Weber or the witnesses.
Without concluding the cro- examination,
che committee adjourned till to-moriow.
Tlie Mitt!mc Committee.
WASRTuaTON June 21.The Matthews com
mittee was in private session two hours and a
half to-dav. When the doors were opened
James E. Anderson was sworn, but being re
tused counsel he said he had no statement to
make nor questions to answer, and the com
ittee went into private session for the third
mien the door wis again opened, Anderson
was informed he should answer the questions
the committee might see proper to put, and
was asked his age and occupation.
Anderson said he had no desire to throw ob
stacle* in the wav, but Senator Matthews was a
lawyer and was here looking after his inter
ests and he (Anderson) did not see why he
should not have a lawyer to look after his own
The questions were repeated, and also he was
asked if ever he had placed any papers in
Matthews' possess-on, and if so, what, but An
derson declined to amwer
Senator WhyteYou mean simply to say yoa
set at defiance the will of thi* committee.
AndersonYou put it too strong. 1 simply
wish to say I decline to anbwer. I have to pre
pose if Senator Matthews will go before tho
Potter committee, I will tpstifj
Another consultation of the committee fol
oeuutor Allison to MatthewsYon have heard
what Anderson has said. Have jou auy sug
gestion to make to the committee with refer
ence to going on with Anderson's testimony?
Matthews1 dislike verv much to take the
responsibility of making anv buggestions to
the committee on the subject. I am ready
here to-dav and shall be at any future time that
the convenience of the committee shall fix for
the pnrpose of assisting the committee in any
way within my power in the objects and pur
poses for which it was originated and authoriz
ed. The only course other than that of waiting
until the committee have the power of the
Senate to compel answers of ltnesses, is to ob
tain from the committee of ehe
other House the sta'ement which
he has already made under oath befoio
it and which constituted the ground and basis
on which I asked the Senate for the appoint
ment of this committee. In case the commit
tee think *hat sufhcient for the purposes of the
investigation with which they are charge^, and
obtain the testimonv I am ready to go on an if
it bad been delivered again bcrtJ But whether
the committee ought to take that course I
think is a question which the committee ought
to decide. But 1 do not wish to be consi 'ered
as giving any opinion or advice, or expressing
any wish in regard to th-t maiter.
When the doors were opened Andcrron ws
iniormed by the chair that the committee had
decided to require his testimony before the
committee. He then asked Anderson: 'Are
you now willing to answer such questions as
may be propounded ou
Anderson replied, 'I am not
ChairmanTnen in refusing to answer any
ques'ion pertaining to the mv sti^ation, you
set ih committee at defiance.
Senator WhyteIn the abbenee of the Sen
ate we have no power to punish fr contempt,
and therefore 1 move this committee now ad
journ, subject to the call of the chairman.
The motion was agreed to aud the committee
accordingly adjourned.
Anderson, in private savs he made the propo
sition that Matthews appear before the benate
committee, and fmther, that the Senate, not
being in session, he could not be punished as a
recusant witness.
sixth of January of Sherman being connected I be banged bnt granted a stay of proceedings,a
tempted suicide this morning.
with any letter or documenta %nd never sua-
NEW YORK, June 21.George M. Martin, for
several years a clerk in the registry department
of the postoffice here, was ariested tbi* morn
ing for robbing reiostered letters. They were
all in transit between distant points.
PLCTOTJTH, Mass., June 21.The trial of the
Scituate safe robbers resulted in a verdict of
guilty, and Connors, Dougherty, Gilman and
utis were sentenced to long terms of imprison
ment. Jennie Walton, an associate of the
robbers, get* five years in a reformatory prison.
ST. Lours, June 21.The dead body of a man
named Seymour was found about four o'clock
this morning on the top of a pile of skids oc
the levee with a deep cut in ihe side. A trail
of blood was discovered leadingtoalow whisky
den, No. 9 South levee, nearly two blteks from
where the body was found, but no clue to the
murderer. It is supposed the murdir was
committed in the saloon and the body dragged
or Carried where mnr1.
BUFFALO, June ai.Uri aianke sentenced to

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