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CONGRESS AND CAUCUS.
REfRESEyTiTIVES TAKE A HAXTD
IX HOW ASSEMBLIES,
Mi. Warner ou the Free Coinage of Silver
Reported Cumpiomiae on the Army
Appropriation Bill Agreed UponThe
American Peace I'aion.
Hon&e of Representatives.
WA&HMJGTOX, May 3 Mr. Davidson called
ittenti to the speech of Mr. Russell present
ed in the Iinonl though not delivered and ab
solutely untrue. He added, the flippant man
ner in which members charged fraud on others
wai altogethei unbecoming the station which
they occupied Mr. Reed responded sarcasti
eall\, Th.it is so
Mi Stephens, from the committee on coin
age, weights and measures, reported a bill to
enable importeis to use the metric system of
weights and measmes Refeired to the com
mittee on wajs and means
Wm Spriuger, chairman of the committee
on elections, reported back the bill relating to
contested election cases, with a few unimpor
tant amendments He stated that the only
object of the bill was to permit the clerk of
the committee on elections, when Congress did
not meet until December, to prepare in vaca
tion the records and briefs in contested elec
tion cases and have them ready to be presented
to the committee when organized.
Mr Harris opposed the bill because it gave
T. ministerial officer during a vacation of the
House power to break open the seal of a State.
The bill goes over another morning.
At the expiration of the morning hour con
sideration was resumed of the bill referred
from the coinage committee amending the
statute relating to coinage and coin and bul
Mr. Warner submitted an amendment pro
viding that gold and silver bullion, which
shall become the property of the government
by the return of certificates to the treasury on
payment of dues thereto, shall be coined and
paid out the yme as other money. He made
an arpument in support of his substitute, and
quoted in favor of his argument from the writ
ings and speeches of Hamilton, Jefferson and
Webster. He spoke of the demonetization of
silver as a felonious act on the part of the
monied classes, and argued that
Congress had no right to pass
that legislation. He asserted that not only was
President Grant not aware, at the time ot nis
signing the bill which demonetized silver, of
Hie effect ot that act, but that two years subse
quently neither the President nor his cabinet
ere aw ire of it This was proved, by the
special message of January 8th, 1875, in which
the President spoke of the time it would take
to coin the silver necessary for the resumption
of specie payments. At the time of the re
monetization of silver that act, he said, effected
the country \eiy little, but when specie pay
ment was resumed then its effect was felt, for
the metalic valuation of the currency was re
daced fromone billion to four hundred million
Mr. Fort reminded Mr. Warner that the
ground had all been traveled over, and that sil
ver had been remonetised two years ago.
Mr Warner replied that the Bland bill, while
remonetizing silver, did not re-establish the
bimeta'ic stand ird, and it was for that he was
contending. The legal tender paper currency
was as much money as if it was gold or silver
com He asserted that in England gold had
depreciated its purchasing power between
15 or 20 pei ceat. within the last fifteen months,
and the question was whether the standard
whien was thus constantly changing should be
adhereu to. It the value of money was being
constantly changed, it was easy to see all the
relations ot value-, were overturned and indus
try was paralyzed- He regarded the success of
the 4 per cent, loan as the Baddest commentary
that could be made on the condition of the
country. It proved only oue thing it proved
absolutely that there was no profit in the
United StateB in productive capital or in
dustry, taat the American people, with
its educated brain, its skilled hand and its in
dustrial achievement was earning no profit.
If he had his own way, the light of another
day should not tade from the sky till every
one of these financial measures, wicked and
wiong throughout, was torn from the statute
books. (Applause.) The effect of the pro
vision of the bill allowing unlimited coinage
of silver would be to increase the value of
silver, and to decrease the value of gold.
That was the sort of compensation which be
longed to a bimetalic system, and tended to
retain the equivalency of the two metals. In
conclusion he urged a return to the standard
of the fathers, and the giving to the people of
a currency that had the element of unchange
abihty to the fullest extent possible. That
could only be by allowing unlimited coinage
of both metals. (Applause.)
Mr. Clflian obtained the floor and the House
GENERAJL CAPITAL. NEWS.
THE PEACE UNION.
WASHINGTON, May 3.The President received
the unh ersal peace union to-day and in reply
to an address said: It is hardly to be expect
ed I should make any personal reply to the ad
dress just delivered to me or to the remarks
just made. As a matter of course any reply
on a matter of such importance should, to be
of value, be carefully and maturely considered,
As I have not yet given this subject careful
consideration, and not caring to reply on the
spur of the moment. I will not make any
formal answer. I will sa however, that with
the general sentiment, which is the foun
dation of all such movements, I am
heartily in favor. That is perhaps all
I should siy. I am very glad to have met you.
The delegates wished the President to under
stand his prevention of encroachment on lands
ot the Indians in their Territory and obser
vance of the treaty w'th the Indians met the
strong support and. appreciation of all well dis
posed people of the country. The President
said. It is certainly a gratification to me to
know you take sides with us in that matter.
The stand we have taken will be made a fact.
The question of how to deal with the lndiaus
is always one of difficulty. It should be met
honestlv and with integrity in carrying out
our treaties with them. The God given golden
rule should be our guide in dealing with them.
Do unto weaker nations as we would have
stronger ones do unto us. The visitors then
The Democratic members of the House of
Representatives to-day held another cacus, and
determined upon a line of action in regard to
the army appropriation bill, and agreed upon
the exact terms of the measares to_ be separ
ately passed in lieu of the sixth section, it be
ing also agreed that all consideration of the
remainder of the bills shall be deferred until
the independent political measure shall have
been acted upon by the President. It will
provide in substance that sections 2,002 and
2,003 revised statutes shall not be construed
as authorizing the presence of United States
soldiers at the polls except under orders of
the President to repel armed
enemies of the United States, or
in pursuance of the constitutional
requirement upon application of the legislature
or of the Governor when the legislature cannot
be convened, to repress domestic violence. The
bill will be accompanied with a short preamble.
Among the titles suggested for the bill were
the following: "A bill to protect the ballot
box from military interference "a bill to
prevent the army and navy from interfering
with the freedom of elections "a bill to pre
vent the control of elections in the States by
the army and navy of the United States "a
bill to prevent the use of the army at the polls,
and to promote the freedom of elections." It
is understood the title finally adopted ia: "A
bill to prevent the interference by the army
with elections." The action taken by the can
ens is substantially in accordance with the
amended report presented to-day by the cem
mittee to whom the whole subject was recom
The House Democratic caucus committee
-^V^. J"\0SS ^^^^^Zt ^-'s3j^5f^^^^%ei^Si,
this morning, it ia understood, agreed upon a
measure to be submitted to the caucus if con
curred in by the Senate committee, -which, un
der the title of a bill to prevent military inter
ference at the polls, consists of the sixth sec
tion of the vetoed army appropriation bill,
with the words "civil officers stricken" out and
this provision added: "Nothing in this bill
shall be constructed as preventing the use of
the army to enforce the process of United
States courts or to put down resistance against
the United States by armed men."
A Kush lor the Ten-Dollar Refunding
Certicfbites at Cincinnati.
CINCINNATI, May 3.For some days the
crowd in waiting at the sub-treasury for
United States ten-dollar refunding certificates
has been immense. The approaches to the
office have been filled by these applicants, and
the line of men and boys, especially the latter,
has extended some distance in the street.
Notwithstanding the order refusing banks the
privilege of purchasing them, they have man
aged to obtain a large amount by proxy. One
man standing the line acknowledged that he
had fifteen boys from factories whom he had
employed to procure the certificates. He had
by this means furnished one bank with several
thousand dollars worth. Another had sold a
bank a large amount at a half per cent, premi
um. The amount given out yesterday was
over $50,000. The aggregate sales amount to
NEWCASTLE-ON-TYNE, May 3.The weather
day was lovely. Hanlan was first afloat,
shortly before 11 o'clock, attended by Bright.
The spectators were numerous. The tide was
well on the flood. After an exercise spin,
Hanlan, allowing Bright along lead, dashed
off at 32 to the minute, taking a tremendous
sweep and pulling his stroke light through.
He traveled at a rare pace, without easing,
from the level bridge to the suspension bridge
at Scotswood, having covered the entire course
in most satisfactory style without showing dis
tress Howden, attended by Percy and ex
champion Higgins, started shortly after Han
lan at' his top racing speed, doing quite 40
to the minute, going in excellent form and
doing full credit to his reputation
as a pretty and finished oars
man. After a short distance he eased
to 3S. Passing Paradise he was striking 36,
which rate he maintained until half way np the
houghs, where he quickened to 38, finishing at
Suspension bridge tull of dash. His work gave
his admirers great satisfaction. They are con
fident he will give Hanlan plenty to do, and
that the^ struggle will never be over until the
race is absolutely finished. Hanlan did a rat
tling spin again in the afternoon, leaving
Bright far behind. Both men are in capital
trim, and will be seen at their best. Offers to
day seven to foui on the Canadian are plenti
ful, but there are no acceptances. Howdon's
friends are asking two to one, while odds are
DAIL.Y WliATUJvR lSU_._i:riN.
OFriCE OF OBSERVATION, SIGN*AT, COKP3, U. S. A.
INGERSOLL BLOCK, THIRD STREET,
8T. PAUL, MINN.
Observations taken at the same moment of
time at all station**.
Meteorological Record, May 3, 1879, 9:56 p. _.
Bar. Ther. Wind. Weather.
BrecKenridge. .29 44 45 W. Cloudy.
Duluth 29.60 39 NE H.Rain.
St Paul 29.44 51 S. L.Ram.
Yankton. ..29.77 52 NW. Clear.
DAILY LOCAL MEANS.
Bar Ther. Eel.Hum. Wind Weather.
29.516 52.5 69.3 SE. Cloudy.
Amount ot rainfall, 0.42. maximum ther
mometer, 56 minimum thermometer, 47
W. B. GREENE,
Private Signal Corps.
WASHINGTON, May 4. 1 A 3iIndications
for the upper Mississipi and lower Missouri
valleys, southerly winds, shifting to colder
north and weBt, followed by clear weather
and rising barometer. Fir the upper Lake
regions, easterly winds, 'a'ling barometer,
cloudy and rainy weather, possibly followed
in the western portion by cooler west winds.
[Special Telegram to the Globe.
WINONA, Minn., April 3.Light rains pre
vailed in this county, to day, with a prospect
of more to-night.
New York Bank Statement.
CHICAGO'S LAST MURDER
.1 Prominent Merchant [Shot by a Woman
Who Lays Her Seduction to His Charge
JPnll Details of the Crime.
The law offices of Messrs. Jussen & Anderson,
on the third floor of the Times building, weie
the scene of a tragic and most startling episode
on yesterday afternoon. The woman of the
period, when she has any real or imaginary
wrongs to right, places her sole trust in the
avenging revolver, and, with constant practice,
her marksmanship has acquired a precision
that might well be envied by a Carver or Bo
gardus. The attempt to murder in this in
stance was premeditated with a cunning and
deliberateness absolutely fiendish, the victim,
though advised of trouble, being thrown com
pletely off his guard, and thus afforded the wo
man every opportunity to carry her deadly in
tent into most effective execution.
THE VICTIM OF THE ASSAULT
is Mr. Theodoie B. Weber, a member of the
well known wholesale boot and shoe firm of
George W. Weber & Co., "oing business on
Market street, the assailant, Mrs. Amelia Rob
ert, a woman who has been the bane of his ex
istence for a period covering Bixteen or seven
teen years, who has charged him with seduc
tion, with rape, witn being the father of a boy
born to her, who at the age of 14 was drowned,
about two years ago, who has blackmailed him
in and out of season, bled him to the extent
of several thousand dollars, and finally summed
up the persecution by sending a bullet into his
the NEW YORK, May ZThe followim
weekly statement of New York
Loans, increase $ 862,090
Specie, increase 288,100
Legel tenders, increase 4,216,000
Deposits, increase 9,817,400
Circulation, decrease 24,500
Reserve, increase 2,04'J,725
The banks now hold $14,374,774 in excess of
J. H. Hale, Esq., Washington. D. at the
Dr T. White, Pittsburgh, is among the ar
rivals at the Merchants.
Hon. A. M. Fridiey, Becker was among the
visitors to St. Paul yesterday
Superintendent Burt will go down to Wi
nona Tuesday to attend the normal graduating
Maurice Auerbach, Esq., of the firm of
Auerbach, Finch, Culbertson & Co., arrived
home yesterday by the St. Paul & Sioux City
railroad, from an absence of some two months
spent on the Pacific slope. Mr. Auerbach's
improved appearance bears testimony to the
efficacy of changes of scene and china' e, and
the dismissal of business cares and anxieties
incidental to such a season of recreation.
Change of Railroad Time.
The Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul road,
with characteristic enterprise, has put on nine
trains per day eaoh way between St. Paul
and Minneapolis. Trains leave here
for Minneapolis at 6.20, 8:40, 10:05. 11.35,
A. M., and 1:35, 2:55, 4:10, 5:30 and 8:30 P. M.
Returning trains leave Minneapolis for St.
Paul at 6:25, 8:15. 10.30 and 11:45 A.M., and
50, 2:50, 4:10, 5:30 and 6:45 P. M.
The spring and summer time schedule, for
the arrival and departure of trains over the
Duluth & St. Paul roilroad, goes into effect to
day, the time, including the extra evening
train for Duluth, being as follows. Trains
leave for duluth at 8:45 A. M. and 7
rmng at 6 A.M. and 4:30 P. M. Trains leave I r* K-- w_ ,.,s.
for Stillwater at 8-45 A. M, arriving at 4:30 P.
M. Trains for White Bear leave at 8:45 and
11:15 A. M., and 5:25 and 7 P. M., arriving at 6
and 8:15 A. M. and 2:50 and 4:30 P. M.
A bran new Western Cottage organ, worth
$240, can be bought cheap for cash or negotia
ble notes, if apDlied for immediately, at office
of Hotel Reporter, 68 East Third btreet.
As we buy our table linen, napkins, towels
and counterpanes direct from the importers,
and buy them in connection with the whole
sale house of Lindeke, Warner & Schnrmeier,
we are enabled to sell them 20 percent, cheaper
than any house in the city.
A. H. LEJDEKE & BBO.
Misses' and Children's
Picque, linen and gingham suits just opened
The Illustrated Saint Paul. Owing to its
increased size, 25 cents per copy will be
A bran new Western Cottage organ, worth
$240, can be bonght cheap for cash or negotia
ble notes, if applied for immediately, at office
of Hotel Reporter, 68 East Third street.
The fine cut stone front Nash block will be
sold at auction to-morrow at 11 o'clock A. M.
_CL-.-~i_ J-__J&_ ___*____ __u__s_S&*SS._i1 ^_
After meeting the woman's demands for
nearly a scoie of yeaisthat he might keep
his name unsmirched before the community
and save his family florn the disgrace of an
exposureMr. Weber finally determined to
face the music in manly fashion and make
open and stubborn resistance to all future at
tempts at blackmailing. Whatever Mr.Weber's
faults may have been in the past, he had
atoned for them bitterly years agopaid for
them in dollars as well as untold agony of
souland during the-e later proceedings, none
but the most sentimental will contend that
the woman had any further natural claim upon
him For years he bled literally at every pore.
Still the wman refused to let up, claiming
that under a certain covenant and transactions
a considerable sum was yet due her. To se
SHE BROUGHT SUIT,
and the trial has been set for some time in
July. Previously, Mr. Weber had made ar
rangements to visit Europe, and as his suit
threatened to delay his departure, the court
granted leave that the testimony in the case
might be t.tken before a notary public, in the
form of depositions, thus obviating the neces
sity for his presence at the trial.
THE EXAMINATION OF WITNESSES
began on Wednesday before Notary F. J. Grif
fin, room 37, Bryant block, corner of La Salle
and Monroe streets. Mr. Weber -was present in
person, attended by his attorney, Col. Jussen.
Mrs. Robert was represented by Mr. Shaeffner.
Before the examination began Mrs. Robert
gave an exhibition of her feelings by throwing
a chair at Mr. Weber. When the examination
adjourned for the day Mr. Weber stepped to
ward the door. Just at the moment he leached
it Mrs. Robert jumped up and made a dash at
him. He succeeded in gaining the hall and
held the door between them. She tugged on
the inside and he held it firmly for a time on
the outside, but finally let go and took refuge
behind the rigging of an elevator. Rushing
into the hall and espying him there she again
made a dash at him, but this time was inter
cepted by Col. Jussen. She wriggled fiercely
in his stout grip, screamed and yelled at the
top of her voice, but was finally subdued and
the party separated.
Neither Mr. Weber nor Mr. Jussen felt cer
SHE CARRIED A PISTOL,
but they suspected her of having designs on
the former's life, and accordingly the latter
took the precaution to secure the presence of
one of Pinkerton's detectives at the continua
tion of the examination yesterday. Mrs.
Robert had no cause to suspect that her actions
were under strict survillance, for the detective
deported himself as an ordinary spectator.
He kept a watchful eye on her every movement,
but the woman, after all, proved too much for
him, although when the shot was fired he was
within easy reach of her.
As on the proceeding day, so on yesterday,
the examination was conducted in room 37,
Bryan blook. On yeHterday afternoon
MRS. ROBERT HERSELF WAS ON THE STAND,
and a report of her testimony will be found in
another part of this account. Mr. Jussen,
fearing for his client's life, had advised him
not to be present during Mrs. Robert's ex
amination, and he accordingly remained in
Mr. Jussen's office, in the Times building.
Mrs. Robert's jbearing while ginng her testi
mony was bold, defiant, not to say reckless.
She seldom made direct answers to Mr. Jus
sen's questions, but as a rule, she rather gave
vent to some biting remark, calling Mr. Jus
sen repeatedly a liar, a scoundrel and other pet
names. Every now and then 6he would break
out into a coarse laugh, but there was nothing
nervous or hysterical in her manner. While
Col. Jussen put some rather leading questions
to her. she was observed on several occasions to
FUMBLE ABOUND THE POCKET OF HER DRESS,
but, on the whole, made no belligerent demon
Shortly after 4 o'clock Mr. Jusson concluded
the cross-examination of Mrs. Robert, and
then he announced that they would adjourn to
his office to take the testimony of Mr. Weber.
While the party were walking along La Salle
street some one asked Mrs. Robert if she carried
a pistol. Breaking into aloud laugh, she an
swered: "Of course not what should I carry
a pistol for?" The Times reporter, who was
of the party, walking by the side of Mr. Jus
sen, made inquiries of him regarding the epi
sode of the preceding day, and during this
conversation Mr. Jussen remarked that he be
lieved that demonstration had no other object
than to intimidate Mr. Weber.
Messrs. Jussen & Anderson occupy a suite of
offices, three in number, facing Washington
street, on the third floor of the Times building.
Mr. Jussen and the Times reporter led the party.
They entered the middle office from the hall.
From this they passed into the wpst room. This
was occupied by Mr. Webber. He was
COMFORTABLY SEATED IN A LARGE ARM-CHAIR,
in the southeast corner of the room, about
twelve feet from the door leading into the mid
dle room. A few moments later Mrs. Robert,
accompanied by her shadow, the detective, made
her appearance. Under her arm she carried a
framed photograph of her son. As soon as the
I detective entered the room he took a seat on a
iir rWT-jf-jhr miiftii^
sofa beside Mr Weber thu placing himsel
practically between the woman and her victim.
Mrs. Robert seemed quite cool and collected.
After standing in the middle of the room for a
few moments, she began to take the paper
wrappings from the picture, and placed it on a
table that stood within a few Wet of Mr. Web
ber and the detective. She was now within
three feet of the latter, and immediately by the
side of the detective, her left 6ide toward him.
Pointing to the picture, and addressing Mr.
Weber, she inquired:
"WXLL YOU SWEAR THAT THIS IS NOT SOUR SON?"
"I will," said Mr. Weber, "but I do not want
to have any private conversation with you.
This matter is now in the courts."
At this point Mr. Jussen stepped forward
until he had reached her side, and remarked:
"I think you had better not have any private
talk about this matter."
The woman now broke into a laugh, and ad
dressing Mr. Weber, said:
"You were afraid of me yesterday, in the
hall, when I ran after you.
i DON'T WANT TO HURT YOU
did I want to hurt you I might have done so a
thousand times. I would not hurt you."
Remarks like this were well calculated to
disarm suspicion. And yet, even while she
was uttering the last sentence, there was a
movement of her right arm. To Mr. Weber it
was a menace, and he started to rise from the
chair, and at the same moment, no one seeing
the revolver, unless Mr. Weber saw it,
THE REPORT OF A SHOT
reverberated through the room.
The woman was instantly disarmed, but the
ST. PAUL, SUNDAY MORNING, MAY 4, 1879.
mischief had been done. The weapon, a No. 1
Smith & Wesson six-shooter, had evidently
been carried in her pocket, cocked and primed.
Drawing it forth she fired as soon as the barrel
was on a level It was all done in a flash. No
human foresight, except a previous search of
her person, could hive prevented the tragedy.
While the detective made a spring for the re
volver, and secured the woman, Mr. Jussen
jumped to the side of his client, exclaiming
ARE rOU SHOT?"
The victim with remarkable calmness answered
"yes," and pointed to the lower part of his ab
domen. Mr. Jussen immediately helped the
wounded man to his feet, assisted him into an
adjoining room, and then made him as com
fortable as possible on a lounge, after which
he and others rushed out in search of a
The woman in the meantime paced up and
down the apartment, which had been the
scene of the tragedy, in a state of intense ex
I SHOT HIM BECAUSE HE RUINED ME.
He refused to own his own son. He wanted
me to starve.''
As the excitement increased her teeth began
to chatter as if she were the victim of an
attack of ague. Her gestures became more
and more vehement, and finally she made a
rush for the door, exclaiming:
"I want to see him before he dies. I want to
say one word to him before he meets his child
in the other world."
She was restrained by stout arms, and forced
back into the room. She now became literally
frantic in her speech and gestures, her face
took on an ashen hue, her teeth became set,
her eyes protruded from their sockets, the fin
gers of her hands intertwined in a convulsive
cramp, and she sank back into a chair
IN AN EPILEPTIC FIT.
A cup of cold water was dashed in her face, her
hands vigorously rubbed, and in the course of
a few minutes she was measurably restored.
But her strength had forsaken her, she trembled
in every limb, and when in the course of half
an hour she departed under official escort, it
was with difficulty that a couple of stout police
men could sustain her on her feet.
HELD WITHOUT BAIL.
CHICAGO, May 3.The coroner's jury to-aay
found Mrs. Adelaide Roberts guilty of the
murder of F. B. Wtber, and recommended that
she be held without bail.
Later in the afternoon the grand jury, which
is now in seBBion, found an indictment for
murder against Mrs. Robert.
IS IT A MURDER?
Mysterious Disappearance of a Woman Af
ter Threats by Her Husband.
The recent and mysterious disappearance,
in this city, of a woman named Mrs. Anna
Swoboda, together with the peculiar circum
stances connected with the antecedents of the
parties concerned, has given rise to suspicions
of the most foul and villainous treatment.
The more recent developments in the case may
be recalled when it is remembered that Mrs.
Swoboda was before Judge O'Gorman, about
one month ago, charged by her husband with
insanity, a full account of her examination and
acquittal appearing in the GLOBE at the time
of the examination.
It was also stated in the narrative alluded to
that the charge of insanity, as preferred by
Swoboda, originated from a desire to get rid
of his wife, the result of many years of conju
gal infelicity. For several years past Mr. and
Mrs. Swoboda have resided in separate houses,
forming apart of the mixed settlement situ
ated between Hill street and the river, within
a stone throw of nrd street. Although not
living together, the twain rteve never been
legally separated, and during the time specified
their life is reported as having been marked
with incessant quarrels and bickerings.
The history of the couple previous to their
removal to this city is not known, with the ex
ception of a few hints given from time to time
by Mrs. Swoboda to the neighbors, the state
ment being made, among other things, that she
had brought several thousand dollars to her
husband at the time of their marriage. Pre-
vionB te their separation the couple resided in
a shanty in the above named sett ement, the
husband, Francis Swoboda, following the occu
pation of a carpenter, while the wife con
tributed to the income by taking in washing
and doing general housework. Accord
ing to the subsequent statements of
Mrs. Swoboda, the life of the
couple was comparatively free from quarrels
until after the wife oecame too ill for work,
when Swobada commenced a course of syste
matic persecution, terminating at last in their
final separation, since when Mrs. Swobada has
supported herself from the rent of a shanty in
the settlement, and-the proceeds of the sale of
a house previous to their separation. Imme
diately after her acquital from the charge of
insanity, Mrs. Swobada took possession of the
house she had formerly occupied, expressing
the utmost fear of her hu-foand, whom she
stated had threatened, on more than one
occasion, to kill her. A few evenings
previous to her disappearance, she called
at the house of a neighbor and requested to
be allowed the privilege of remaining over
night, stating that during the day her husband
had bolted trie doors, making it impossible to
effect an entrance. The request was granted,
and during the conversation that ensued Mrs.
S. stated that her husband was trying to get
her out of the way and that he had previously
threatened to put a plaster over her mouth
and throw her into the river. She also re
marked that designs had been made on her life
previous te their removal to Shis city.
About three weeks ago Mrs. S. suddenly dis
appeared, her strange absence being the general
topic of conversation amongvthe neighbors, one
of whom finally reported the matter to the po
In order to learn the true status of the case,
a visit was made to the locality by Chief Weber
and a GLOBE reporter, yesterday. The two
houses of the husband and wife are about twen
ty yerds apart, the doors and windows of the
latter being found securely fastened. An en
trance was effected to the house, showing that
none of the furniture or clothing of the missing
woman had been molested. Among other
things, two trunks were found, one of which
being open, was found to be paoked with arti
cles of wearing apparel, the statement being
made by a neighbor that when last seen. Mrs.
Swoboda wore scarcely enough clothing to ap
pear decent. As will be seen by the above, the
peculiar nature of the case makes it extremely
difficult to hazard a theory, aa it may be that
the woman was after all really insane, having
wandered away by her own free will, but all
things considered the case is one that calls for
a thorough investigation.
Nihilism in New York.
NEW YORK, May 3.At the nihilist meeting
to-night resolutions were adopted favoring the
Russian nihilist movement. The addresses
appealed for sympathy with the victims of
Delicacies of the Season.
During the past week Scott's favorite lunch,
dining and supper rooms have been liberally
patronized day and night. His larder is well
stored with all the delicacies of the season, and
his liquors, cigars, etc., are first-class only.
Seekers after good things should always patron
We have just opened an entire new line of
silk, gingham and cotton parasols, which we
tier at special bargains. A. H. STROUSE.
The finest stock of ladies' and children's
hosiery ever shown in the city, at
A. H. LTNDEKE & BBO.'s.
Small houBe with stable. Address,
W. W. DEWEY, 22 W. Third street.
All the novelties in summer silks and the
cheapest black silk in the city, at
A. H. LTNDEKE &BRO.'S.
The beautiful three-story cut stone front
Nash block will change ownership to-morrow
between the hours of 10 and 11 o'clock A. U.
CRIMES AND CASUALTIES.
The Child Murderer at Poeasset Under Ar-
restHe Still Claims That He Acted In
Obedience to Divine Command-Tlie Cox
Murder Trial at AtlantaA Large Num
ber of Destructive Fires.
THE END OF A ROMANCE.
[Special Telegram to the Globe.]
MADISON, April 3.The amorous buiglar
Wood, and the still more amorous daughter of
the Columbia county sheriff, who was let out
of jail by the aforesaid daughter and the two
eloped, were arrested last evening, near Ar
lington, the girl having donned men's clothes
and cut off her hair. Thus ends her first ro
mance, which resulted in her easy capture and
the destruction of her reputation.
THE POCASSET FIEND.
POCASSET, Mass., May 3.Freeman, who
made a sacrifice of his child in obedience to a
revelation, has been arrested with his wife. On
the way to prison both londly proclaimed that
the death of the child was in obedience to a
BOSTON, May 3.FieemaD, the Adventist of
PocasEet, who murdered his five-year-old child
Thursday, was arraigned at Barnstable to-day
with his wife, who is held as accessory. Both
insist that G.KI will fully justify their action
and relieve them from all human penalties. A
number ot Adventist neighbors sustain Free
man in his course. Many of them are well to
do farmers. Some of those present at the
meeting at Freeman's house on the day of the
mnrder will be arrested on the charge of being
accessory to the murder.
BURNED TO DEATH.
CINCINNATI, May 3.William Sallance and
George Rhodes, who were on a hunting and
fishing trip, crawled into the drum house of the
coal works at New Haven, near Pomeroy, Ohio,
Thursday niaht to sleep. About 1 o'clock yes
terday morning the house caught fire and burn
ed to the ground, the sleeping young men be
ing consumed in the flames.
NEW YORK, May 3.James A. Harriott. John
Maxwell, alias William Maxwell, and John
M. Dalley have been arrested on a charge of
forging applications of discharge! soldiers for
additional bounty, and with collecting the
amounts. It is said the ring, of which the men
arrested are said to be members, has defrauded
the government of over $100,000.
BALTIMORE, May 3.The grand jury has
found a true bill against Denwood B. Hinds
for the murder, and Henry T. Hinds, his broth
er, as accessory for killing Isaac D. Jacks.
The case will be removed from the city for
SAN FRANCISCO, May 3.The grand jury have
indicted Dr. Samuel P. Chelfant, who recently
killed Joseph Bacon at the Baldwin hotel. The
presentment for libel against the proprietors
of the Vail and Bulletin, by Reed, the juror in
the Page-Sargent libel suit against the Chron
icle, was ignored.
CINCINNATI, May 3.An unoccupied two
story dwelling on Pike street fell last evening
injuring four little children who were passing.
Their names were Mary Welch, 6 years, both
legs broken Mary Flaherty, 7 years, one
leg broken Pat Flaherty, 6 year?, badly bruised
and Katie Doyle, 5 years, right knee ractnred.
PROVIDENCE, May 3.Calvin's extensive
stables and six cottages burned this morning.
Fifty horses perished. Loss $35,000.
BRIDGEPORT, Conn., May 3.The machine
shop and pattern rooms of the Pacific iron
works are burned. Loss $75,000 insurance
BOSTON, May 3.A fire in the hat factory of
the State prison caused a loss of $45,000 in
DENVER, Col., May 3.A fire at Silver Cliff,
yesterday, totally consumed the Silver Cliff
milling company's sampling works. Loss
CHICAGO, May 3.A fire, this morning, de
stroyed the Industrial institute at Sage Grove,
111. Loss $15,000. Uninsured.
MILWAUKEE, May 3.An incendiary fire to
night damaged the building corner of Huron
and Bast Water BtreetB, owned by John Fur
long, to the extent of $1,500. Dutcber, Collins
& Smith, wholesale teas, suffer a loss of about
$10,000 Razall & Co., job printers, $300 all
DETROIT, Mich., May 3.A special to the
Free Press reports that a fire at Hillsdale,
Mich., to-night destroyed a plaining mill,
wagon factory and five dwellings. The fire is
still raging, and a heavy wind blowing.
THE COX TRIAL.
ATLANTA, May 3.In the trial of Cox to-day
for the murder of Col. Alston, be said after
some years he settled in DeKalb county, neat
to Alston. He bought his farm there on Al
ston's account, and from that date they were
bosom friends. In 1876 Senator Gordon was
embarrassed, and interested defendent in the
convict labar lease, he to have half the profits.
Alston drew the contract. He took Alston as
silent partner, he to give Alston half of what
he made out of any business, and Alston to di
vide what he (Alston) made out of the office of
assistant keeper at the penitentiary, law prac
tice or otherwise. The first year his profits on
hire of convicts was $500. He gave Alston half.
Alston became embarrassed, and defendant
gave him money to go to Washington city to
collect a claim which he got, and got $15,000
fee. Alston refused a division and said
he wanted no more to do with the
convict business. They remained friends
however. When Gordon's interest was placed
in Alston's hands, defendant wanted to sell
also. Walters wanted to buy, Defendant
asked $3,009 for his interest. As Alston had
told him he would hold him for forty-four
bales of cotton for the year's rental, Walters
refused to buy it at the price. As an induce
mentto defendant to sell to Walters for $1,500
Alston agreed to release defendant from the
payment for the cotton. At a barber shop
Alston told defendant: "You have make a good
thing out of this, and $200 agreed fee for mak
ing sale was enough for him." He said he had
saved Cox the cotton, and Cox ought to give
him half, or twenty-two bales. Defendant re
plied that all his property was under a mort
gage, and this would take bread from
his wife and children. Alston threatened to
stop the trade. Defendant threatened to ex
pose the convict business and all the parties to
it and Alston's actions about it in the legisla
ture. Alston said he would kill defendant if
he did, and called him a liar. Defendant
threatened to knock him down. Alston told
defendant to arm himself and meet him some
place and fight it out. He did arm and return
at the time fixed sent word to Alston and re
ceived Alston's message went then to the
capitol to make Alston agree to settle up the
business affairs finally, not for the purpose of
fighting Alston. The latter met him and they
had a talk. Alston proposed to fight. ..De-
fendant said he would board the next train
with him. Alston said, "Do you want to
shoot it out?" He replied that
any way would suit him. Alston
said, "Do you want to shoot now?" and de
fendant was at the door with a view of leav
ing. Alston drew a pistol and he drew his.
Alston fired twice, and struck him in the
mouth, which shot knocked him to the floor.
Alston shot him in the head. He was dazed by
the shock, his head buzzed and he could not
hear the shots. As soon as be could he rose and
fired at the larger bulk of Alston. He could
see through the smoke, and saw Alston sink
down. He only shot Alston in self-defense.
He was his best friend, and he did not want to
BALTIMORE, May 3.Terlach Joseymen, ar
rested on the charge of murdering bis child
six months ago, attempted sucide in his cell.
OODEN, Utah, May 3.There was a terrible
wind storm along the Utah Northern railway
yesterday. A freight train near Bound Valley,
Idaho, consisting of sixteen cars, some loaded
with silver bullion, was blown from the track
and some of them carried a distance of seven
The collector of internal revenue took in
$4,915 for special taxes yesterday. The week's
rceipts amounted to $31,000.
The pedestrian tournament that waR to have
taken place at Red Cap Park yesterday, was
postponed until next Saturday, on account of
the inclemency of the weather.
Mr. J. H. Hale, special agent of the internal
revenue bureau, is in the eity. He is making
his annual tour of inspection. Yesterday he
was overhauling Collector Bickel's records.
There are a lot of hoodlums out on Missis
sippi street, of whom the people out there
complain bitterly. The young wantons are in
the habit of stoning the houses, breaking win
dows and imperiling passers-by with their mis
siles. The police are ordered to look out for
Two young hoodlums, named McNamara and
Kelly, fuller of benzine than brains, were
bursting and breaking down signs along Waba
shaw street last night. Among others they de
molished Booth's, confectioner, No. 15 Their
jocularity and destructiveness was reported to
Officer Babe, but he failed to arrest either one
The fact should not be lost Bight of that
Tuesday is tree day at Hamline university. As
it will not be convenient for all who desire to
assist in beautifying these grounds, arrange
ments have been made for seeing all trees sent
in properly cared for. So Bend in your offer
ings, if you cannot give your own time to the
In the enumeration to-day of the blessings
calling for thankful acknowledgments, the
timely rain of yesterday should be especially
remembered. AdviceB received show the rain
fall to have been general throughout the State,
every part being visited, and the southwestern
and western sections, probably in greater need
than other localities, receiving the most liberal
For the first time this spring, St. Paul and
the surrounding country was greeted yesterday
with a liberal downfall of exhilerating and re
juvenating rain. The continuous patter of the
tiny drops was welcome music to grass, tree
and budding flower and the hitherto parched
condition of vegetation was in doleful contrast
to the bright green, almost exultant, appear
ance of nature last nightfall.
The license record for the last week bears no
material change since last week. To date 168,
or $16,800 have been received for liquor li
censes. Seventy-nine miscellaneous licenses
have been issued 23 beer and 8 butcher. This
last number would indicate that the people of
St. Paul were eminently vegetarians eight
butchers can hardly supply 50,000 people with
meat. The legal dog population with tax tags
number only 64, male and female.
A regular meeting of the board of abatement
was held in the auditor's office yesterday after
noon. Petitions for abatements were consider
ed and allowed as follows: William Murphy,
on the assessment of 1878, valuation of $500
W. F. Davidson, on the assessment of 1876,
valuation of $1,528, and on a valuation of
$1,632 on the assessment for 1878 E. E. White,
on a valuation of $300 for the assessment of
1878 E. S. Goodrich, on a valuation of $1,200
for the assessment of 1874, and on a valuation
of $400 for the assessment of 1875.
I. W. Webb has a "business" horse for a
runaway, though Webb never knew it until
yesterday. The horse was left standing at the
corner of Third and Jackson street, for a mo
ment, when for some unaccountable reason he
took it into his head to do a little business on
his own hook. So off he started down Third
street, and though the street was filled with
passing teams, he safely piloted himself
through them all and ran to the Lake Superior
depot where he was stopped, without doing any
damage to himself or his rigging.
At a late hour Friday night a man named
Henry Evers entered the municipal court and
swore out a warrant for the arrest of Mrs.
Snell, on the charge of flourishing a revolver
with intent to do bodily injury. The parties
to the action reside on Franklin street near
Seventh, and the row originated from insinua
tions of a derogatory character respecting the
character of -the Ever's children. A love feast
took place between the two families on Fri
day evening, which resulted in the withdrawal
of the complaint yesterday morning, thus
spoiling what might have proved a very inter
The police succeeded in arresting the man
Adams last night, an account of whose exploits
in connection with a hay transaction appeared
in yesterday's issue of the GLOBE. It will be
remembered that Adams acted as a middle man
in the sale of a load of hay to Martin Delaney,
doing business on Third street near Seven Cor
ners, the victim being a farmer named Joseph
Ncddo, whom Adams victimized by suddenly
decamping with the proceeds collected from
the sale of the hay. Adams was recognized by
Officer Lowell last night, and at the time of
his arrest was enjoying the entertainment of
a Third street variety theater.
The remains of Paul Reiger, an account of
whose murder in California appeared in a re
cent issue of the GLOBE, arrived in this city
over the Sioux City railroad at 11:15 o'clock
Friday morning. The remains were taken in
charge by Messrs. Stees Bros., who had them
interred in Oakland cemetery, none of the near
relatives of the family being in attendance.
Messrs. Stees Bros, were instructed to take the
body in charge through the kindness of Mr.
Maurice Auerbach, who telegraphed them to be
at the depot upon the arrival of the train, that
gentleman being on his way home from Cali
fornia, riding on the same train that bore the
A warrant was sworn out yesterday forenoen
for the arrest of L. E. Moody, connected with
the Eureka washing machine repair shop, on
the twofold charge of larceny and disorderly
conduct. The complaint was made by R. H.
Douglas, one of
the partners of the concern,
who charged Moody with having threatened to
do bodily injury, in addition to which he is
charged with having carried away two wringer
rolls valued at 60 cents apiece. The case was
called yesterday afternoon and was continued
until to-morrow, Mr. Douglas admitting that
he didn't think Moody intended to steal the
rollers, the whole affair evidently being a petty
An item appeared in the GLOBE about ten
days ago, announcing the flight of a woman
named Mrs. Theodore Brunner, who was sap
posed to have deserted her husband in order to
join her paramour in a neighboring city. A
few days after her disappearance the despond
ent husband left this city in quest of his erring
wife, bis search being rewarded in Milwaukee,
where Mrs. Brunner was found employed in
doing housework, in company with her little
girl. The wife repudiated the charge of hav
ing left this city to join a paramour, and after
some persuasion she was induced to return to
this city with her husband.
Who Our Preachers Are and What They
They Will Talk About To-DayGossip
from the Pews and the Vestibule.
Stand in the gate of the Lord's house and proclaim
there the word, and say, Hear the word of the Lord.
Let your light so shine before men, that they may
see your good works, and glorify your Father which
is in heaven.
Be ye therefore-perfect, even as your Father which
is in heaven is perfect
Fort Street ChapelSunday school at 9 o'clock
A. M. Evening services at 7:30 o'clock P. M.
Conducted by Rev. Robert Smith.
Jackson street M. E. church, Rev. J. F.
Chaffee, pastorServices morning and evening
conducted by the pastor. Sunday school at 2
o'clock p. M.
LeveeBethel services at 4 o'clock p. St.,
conducted by Chaplain Smith. After this week
services will be held every Sunday in the chapel
at the foot of Jackson street.
St. Paul's Episcopal Church, corner of Ninth
and Olive streetsRev. E. S. Thomas, pastor.
Holy Communion at 11 o'clock A. M. Evening
services at 7:33 o'clock. Seats free in the even
Trinity ChurchCorner of Wabashaw and
Exchange streets, Rev. W. C. Gannett, pastor.
The services at 10-30 o'clock A. M. will be con
ducted by the pastor, and sermon. No even
First Presbyterian Church, corner of La
fayette and Woodward avenuesPreaching at
10:30 o'clock A. M. by the pastor, Rev. S. Conn,
D. D. Sacrament of the Lord's Snpper at 3:30
p. M. No service at night.
New Jerusalem (or Swedenborgian) Church
Market street, between Fourth and Fifth
streets, Rev. Edward C. Mitchell, pastor. Ser
vices at 10:30 A. M. Subject of sermon: "What
I do thou knowest not now, but thou shalt
House of Hope (Presbyterian), corner Ex
change and Fifth streets. Regular services
Preaching by Rev. David R. Breed, pastor.
The evening service begins at 8 o'clock. Pews
free in the evening. Strangers are cordially
welcomed to all services, and the ushers will
provide seats for all attendants.
First Baptist church, corner of Ninth and
Wabashaw streetsRev. L. C. Barnes, pastor.
Services at 10:30 o'clock A. M. and 8 o'clock P.
M. will be conducted by the pastor. The Lord's
Supper will be celebrated after the morning
services. Sunday school at 12:15 o'clock p. M.
Young peoples' meeting at 7 o'clock p. M.
Grace M. E. Chnrch, Hopkins street, Bron
son's addition. Rev. H. J. Christ, pastorSer
vices at 10:30 o'clock A. M., when the Rev. Z.
Phillips of New York will preach. At the
evening services 8 o'clock p. M., the pastor will
officiate. Sunday school at 12 o'clock M.
Young people's meeting at 7 o'clock p. M.
Plymouth church, .corner Wabashaw and
Summit avenueAt 10:30 o'clock A. M., com
munion service with reception of new mem
bers. At 7:30 o'clock p. M., preaching hy the
pastor, Rev. Dr. Dana. Subjeet: "Able to
Save." Seats free to all. Strangers and
those having no chnrch home cordially invited.
Young folks' meeting at 6:45 p. M.
First M. E. church, corner of Third and
Summit avenue, Rev. M. Hulburd, minister
Hereafter the hour of services will be at 10:30
o'clock A. M. and 7:45 o'clock P. M. To-day the
services will be conducted by the Rev. M.
Hulburd, morning and evening. Themes
morning, "Knowledge by obedience evening,
"The eagle's nest, or special providence."
Y. M. A. SERVICES.
Y. M. C. A. will conduct the evening service
at the Clinton avenue M. E. church, Sunday,
at 7:30 P. M,
Jail service at 2 p. M.
Fort Snellijg at 7 P. M.
Open air service (weather permitting) at 4
o'clock on Bridge Square workers to meet at
the rooms at 3:45 p. M.
Monday evening young men's gospel meet
ing at 8 p. M.
Saturday Union bible class ard teachers'
meeting at 4:30 p. M., by Rev. D. Breed.
The T. 31. C. A. Normal Class.
This class meets every Saturday at 4.30 P. M.
Yesterday, in view of the weather, it was well
attended, almost as great a number as usual
being present in spite of the rain. The lesson
was the 53d chapter of Isaiah. It was read in
connection with Phil, 2:511, which the
leader, Rev. D. R. Breed, remarked was an apt
commentary upon it, both in the subject pre
sented and its logical treatment. In each pas
sage, the prophesy and the htory,ttie Saviour
was viewed in his humiliation, ministry, death,
and exaltation. Mr. Breed also referred to the
1st Epistle of Peter (from which the golden
text is taken) as an invaluable aid to the un
derstanding: of the lesson. He called this
Epistle the "Gospel of Christ's sufferings."
Returning to the lesson proper, Mr. Breed
stated that he would depart from his usual
custom in its exposition, in order to illustrate
the advantage of forming a clear plan or
frame-work upon which to present the truths
of a passage of scripture. When this is done
the thoughts are generally more intelligent and
profitable, and possessed of greater nnity. It
is not necessary that the plan should be always
betrayed by the teaching it is enough if it be
plain to the teacher's own mind.
Mr. Breed, by some simple questioning, then
proceeded to draw out a plan of the chapter
from the class itself, noting each separate point
as developed on the blackboard. He further
showed that every point in the prophecy waa
fulfilled in the history of Christ, and gave
references for each, which were read by the
class in concert.
When the lesson was completed the plan upon
the board stood thus:
THE SUFFERINGS OF THE MESSIAH.
I. Character of the Sufferings1 Physical, Matt.
13 55-58 2. Moral, John 18 39-40.
Their Object1. Vicarious 1 Peter 2 24 2.
Redemptive, Luke 15 4. 3. Exemplary, I Peter 2
21-23. 4 Justificative, Rom 4 24-25
111. Their Fruits-1. A spiritual posterity, Heb.
2 13. 2. Edifioabon in holiness, Rom. 5 18-19. 3.
Final conquest, I Cor. 15 25.
It thus appears, from such an analysis of the
chapter, that Isaiah, hundreds of years before
Christ, had a clear conception of his career
from his birth to his final victory. The chapter
begins with his "growing up as %w
tender plant," without fttky of the
royal splendor which we should
have naturally associatid with the Son of the
Incarnate. And thus he did grow up as nar
rated by Lnke7-(2:51-52). The chapter ends
with his "division of the spoil with the strong"
as a conqueror of all his enemies which con
quest is even now in progress. Between this
humble beginning and this glorious ending
(as shown in the plan) the prophet foresaw
with marvellous precision, and narrated most
clearly yet concisely, the whole system of sal
vation the Savionr'B suffering the just for the
unjust his search for the lost of the race, as
a shepherd for his sheep his spotless example
and the justification of his people. He saw
the multitudes who should be born of the
Spirit as "his seed their growth in the
There seems to be a man who makes it his I knowledge and grace of Christ and the ulti-
business to speculate on the credulity of the
farmers around the hay market. Yesterday's
GLOBE gave an account of how Joseph Neddo,
of Centreville, was beat out of $5.75 and a load
of bay. The same little game was played
again, yesterday, to win, and one O'Neill, a
farmer, was the loser. The manner of proced
ure was the same aa the day before. The
cootless stranger addresses O'Neill, found out
the price of the hay, and bought it. Then
O'Neill, with the stranger, went to D. M.
Bobbins' place of business then to his barn,
and with the help of the stranger unloaded the
bay. Then O'Neill returned ta Bobbins' of
fice for his pay, the stranger did not accom
pany him, and found out that he was victim
ized, Bobbins having already paid the strangei.
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We carry the greatest variety and largest as
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purchasing articles of this description will do
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Parties wishing plumbing done in a work
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mate consummation. It is a wbieh
alone should command the faith of
students in the suffering Savionr.
Mr. Breed suggested as a closing service, one
which had been employed in connection with
another lesson by the late Dr. Alley. Write
upon the board the wort's "He is despised and
rejected of men." Speak of it as the great
general factthe unbelief of the world. Then
by erasing the last letter, bring it home to
every scholar personally: "He is despised and
rejected of me." Thus, some herhaps who are
rejecting this Savior may be moved to accept
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