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VOL. Vll.
The Ainusemeut Still Goes on Among
the Chicago Traders.
Prorislons Stronger on Account ©f
Small Receipts and Good Demand.
The Stock Market on Wall Street Again
Depressed and Lowei.
[Special Telegram to the Globe. 1
Chicago, ?i. —Again has the bane
ful influence v ••' the New York stock mar
ket been felt v, -n the Chicago board, and
values been din.: Ashed by the market re
lation of Wall street bears, The markets
opened here this morning with a firm feel
ing and very general belief in an advance
all through the list. This feeling was in
tensiSed in the wheat pit by the heavy
buying of Ira Holmes, supposedly to cover
shorts. lie was followed by a
long list of small tailers. May
wheat went up 'to 93>! At this
point, "the Maeoot," as Jack Cudahy is
now termed en account of bis season's suc
cesses, ceased baring, as did the provision
crowd and their followers. The shorts had
been well filled. A change had come over
the provision pit at 10:30, and i*3 interest
reached over among the cereals. Private
cables were reported to have been received
noting a very depressed feeling abroad.
Cargoes of No. 2 red winter and California
were graded 6d lower in Liverpool, and it
was stated that California was offered in
Liverpool below the price lor posted
red winter in New York.
«At the first whisper Hobbs
and all that class who have frequently
been reported in this column as elements
of weakness on what ever side of the mar
ket they take, commenced to «ell. Then
came news of the break in stocks in New
York. Old reliable bears came to the
front en masse, and the market went
steadily downward about 13£@1%0 from
the highest prices of the morning, and
May wheat closed at 96)^@ %Q%c on the
Corn opened firm in sympathy with
wheat, and there wae quite a general belief
that Wall street and strong local parties
ware bujing for higher prices.
When wheat weakened corn
followed suit, but this would not have been
the case had it not been for the unexpected
action of provisions. 4Cudahy <v; Stevens
were heavy and persistent buyers up to
the down turn. The snow storm helped the
bullish feeling, bat storms or hurricanes
cannot compete with a heavy break of
stocks in New York. Another element of
weakness in corn was making regular the
receipts of two outside elevators, the Sea
verns and Weiss elevators, thus increasing
the storage facilities about 1,000,000 bush
els. The action of the railroads on
the other hand in having inserted in
their bills of lading that they
will not guarantee to shippers more house
room in Chicago was a bull argument.
Tho Chicago, Burlington & Qaincy, and
the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul are
doing this, and it is reported that others
will also adopt this measure in c day or
two if shipments should coaamenoe to in-
oresse again. Lindblom was agaim a
heavy buyer, and at the first symp toms of
a decline Geo. Eldridge offered large
blocks right and left.
The provision market is reported as fol
lows: Shephard and Peaoook say:
"Receipts of hogs 23,000; mar
ket strong and [email protected] higher
an active and advancing market ruled
from the opening, but toward the close—
in fact on the 10:30 call—sellers became
so numerous as to turn the market back,
whioh closes steady. Receipts of hogs
were not sufficient to keep packers run
ning, and several houses have shut down.
Under such a state of affairs speculation
must be expected to take the place of legit
imate operations, and new our packers are
pretty deeply engaged in this way. The
course of valusa depends now somewhat
on tha course of corn and the manipula
tions of two of the most prominent packing
house? here. They are bota supposed to
be committed to the long side of the hog
product." *
Crittsnden & Harvey: "Provisions
opened excited and higher, and on large
buying for local and outside account,
prices advanced sharply, subsequently sell
ing down a share of the advance in sym
pathy wifh grain, and closing steady at
some better prices than yesterday. Pack
ers were the principal buyeis. The fesl
ing seems gradaaliy gaining ground that
ho£ product is now cheaper than it should
be selling at on small receipts of hogs
coming and an increased demand
for meats. We may get
a little easier market to-morrow, but we
believe provisions will sell higher yet,
arid would keep on the buyer side oa lit
tla declines und weak places."
O. M. Wright & Co : "The provision
market wys UDde" control of the packers,
who started pricea up with a rush, being
again favored by Braali suppli33 of hoge,
which were q uo?od [email protected] higher, choice
selling at $G. 50, the highest point touched
since July last."
Mess pork advanced 32^0 under a
strong demand from gshorts, the baying
including „» namber of large lots for
operators on the bear side, bat
whoa they were billed it was the same old
"no demand," and prioes receded 250
under the highest figures.
Lird was active. Early trading showed
an advance of 12j<£e @ 150 per 100 pounds,
but there was an absence of real strength,
and it closed a shade below yesterday's
last rates. Short ribs were in good demand
for future delivery on speculation aocount,
and advanced 10 @15c per 100 pounds, but
closed only 2% @5o over yesterday.
Cash trading in all classes of cured meats
for shipment was lighter. Green shoulders
aad hams ware ?carce and in demand, and
McCormick, Kennett & Co. say: "We
think well of hog product, particularly
pork, but would not buy on this bulge."
Lindblom says in his confidential circu
lars: "Wheat opened higher on visible
supply as well as receipts, and so long as
the shorts were oovering the market was
strong.but whea they got filled up the mar
ket sagged down and closed %o lower than
yesterday, with a very weak undertone to
it. Confidence is again shaken, and the
bulls disgusted. Figures were circulated
showing that in 1879 Liverpool
was six pence higher than now
and wheat 88c on 5,750,000 stook, while
now wheat is 900 on 12,000,000 stook.
This is supposed to be a bear argument.
Provisions are very strong and high and
scarce. We qnote: May wheat 96%0;
May corn 58c; May pork $15.G7>£; May
lard $9.15.
Receipts of cattle at the stock yards
were somewhat heavier thac yesterday, yet
for the week so far there are about 7,000
less then for the same time last w.jck. The
market ruled quiet, with a steady range
of values, the advance of
Monday and Tuesday being well
sustained. Common cattle that sold
so low last week have entirely regained in
price, selling as high as a
week ago. The market oa
fair to choice shipping cattle is fully 250
higher than last week. Batchers' stock
has undergone little or no change, and
stoekers and feeders are about the same as
last week.
Receipts of hogs were about 70,000 less
than last week, and nearly 30,000 les3 for
this week so far. The demand was strorjg
and prices fully [email protected] higher on the gen
eral market, with an extreme advance
of 150 on choice heavy and
choice light. For fancy heavy $6.50 was
paid, the highest prica sinco June last.
Only about 20,000 were on sale, and they
were about all sold when this report
The market for lOieep was quiet aad
prices steady, with a strong demand for
good sorts. The shipments yesterday
W6re the largest for many months and in
cluded some 1,700 thin Texas sheep,
averaging 78 lbs., that sold for $3. We
quote: Common natives, [email protected];
fair to good, [email protected]; best, [email protected]
5.75, and extra $6.
Considerable attention 33 being at
tracted to the action of our
government in regard to the proposed re
taliatory legislation ag&in&t France and
Germany for their prohibition of the im
portation of ell American pork products.
Mr. Phil. D. Armour, head of the house of
P. D. Armour & Ci»., the largest manu
facturers of and dealers in hog products in
the world, was interviewed today. He
said: "I am heartily in favor of the pro
posed retaliatory legislation. It is very
Eecessary. I think it will be effectual in
having the prohibition removed, and it is
the only thing that will be effectual. With
France it might not be
neoessary to go so far
as the proposed legislation. Tha French
man is like the Indian —he wiltecare very
easy—but with the German it is different.
He is not easily moved. You have got to
do more that make threats with him. Bis
marck won't eoare for all the threats you
can make worth a cent. He is like Gen
eral Grant. You can go and shake your
fist in his face as muoh as you want to, and
he won't budge an inch. You have got to
strike, and to strike hard, before you can
•move him. Some such legislation aB is
proposed is very necessary for another
reason. If they are allowed to
prohibit the importation of onr pork
they will not stop there. They will next
be trying on the same thing with wheat
and oorn, and our beef and everything
that the country produces. It is the farm
er that is most interested in this matter.
The packers are the only middle men to
them, a^d are not nearly so much affected
as they are, but they are very muoh. It is
a *^cry serious matter with them when they
aro not allowed to aecd their products to
foreign markets."
"From a packer's standpoint is retalia
tory legislation very urgent?"
"No; just as matters are
at present so far as relieving
the market here is concerned, it does not
matter much. They are all filled up with
pork, and would not be taking from us in
any case."
"To what do you attribute the closing
of come of the packing house 3so early in
the season?"
" I don't understand that any of the
packing hoases have actually shut down.
Some of them are running very light ow
ing to a scaroity of hogs. Receipts for
some time have been very light, and their
oondition has been very poor, owing to the
poor oorn crop last year :n many sections
of the country. There is a
soaroity of oorn in many districts, and
farmers generally think they have matters
in their own hands, and are keeping their
hogs baok for higher prices."
"Are stocks on hand very heavy at pres
"No; not bo large as is usual at this
season of the year. Owing to good home
consumptive demand, which has been bet
ter than in past years, stocks have not ac
cumulated to any great extent, and are
lighter now than usual at this season of
the year."
"Has the present season been any less
j profitable to packers than the average?"
j "It is too soon to speak on that point.
There is no telling what may happen be
fore the end of the season. We have only i
got hold of the shank, you may say, and ■
we can't tell how the remainder of the
season may turn out." •-..'■
"To what do you attribute the accumu
lations of wheat at present?"
"Well, lam not in the wheat trade and
am not competent to speak on that point.
I do not think, however, that anybody that
is holding wheat at from 90 cents to $1 a
bushel has any reason to lie: awake nights
thinking aboat it. I think it a pretty safe
investment at those figures." .
Chicago Financial.
[Special Telegram to the Globe. |
Chiuago, Jan. 23.—Under the influence of a
g«od supply of loanable funds and only a moder-
I ate demand for the same by regular customers
and others in good standing having the right
kirdof security, rates were easy at [email protected] per
cent. Tha market for eastern exchange was
firm. It sold at 60c premium per $I,OCO. The
bank clearings were $6,075,003, against $7,92,
--000 yesterday. There is »bre currency coming
from than going to the country.
1 Special Telegram to the Globe. ]
Yobk, Jan. 23.—The general mar
ket was stronger under very trying cir
cumstances to-day. Had it not been for
excessive weakness in the Oregon and
Northern Pacific, it is very probable that
an advance would have been made all
along the line. >s it was there se«med to
be a disposition to cut loose from these
dead properties on the part of the balance
of the li9t,but just at the critical time West
Shore bonds became actira and weak, and
, turned the day i* favor of th 6 bear 3or
prevented the bulls from gaining a victory
which eeonied bo nearly assured. There
was good buying of Gould stocks at the
opening; Northern Pacifies were sold by
Sweet & Head, of Boston. Oregon Naviga
tion was very weak, selling down from
88)4 to 80, on a report that it was to be
leased to the Northern Pacific on a guar
antee of 8 per cent. ; then it was reported
that Oregon Transcontinental was gelling
its own treasury stock. This was at once
denied by the president of the
company in a letter to the
president of the exchange, which
was publicly posted. It read as follows:
"In view of numerous nnfound«d ru
mors put in circulation to depress stocks
in which the Oregon Transcontinental
company is interested, I deem it my duty
to state that the company has not dimin
ished its holding of various stocks as
stated in tho report of the investigating
committee. >>i l'i's
[Signed] Wm. Endicott."
Afcer the publication ef this letter stock
rallied. Later It. P. Flower & Co. sold
large amounts of Northern Pacific firsts
seller. It was rumored that Billings had
given orders to sell ' $1,000,000 of , his
firsts, and was buying St. Paul and • going
into the director* Flower was thought
to have information from politicians un
favorable to the land grant. In the mass
of reports it is impossible to learn anything
clearly, but it seems very evident thai
there is something radically wrong in
these properties, which has not been dis
covered, and large amounts of long stock
have unquestionably come oat. Denver,
the third week, increased $15,300. The
market closed very weak and utterly de
moralized by the course of Northern Paci
fic stocks, and with every appearance that
the weakness will spread to other
properties that have not yet been
folly liquidated. The good stooks showed
much strength at the opening, and this in
the face of a miniature price in Oregon
railway and conspicuous weakness in the
ex Villards.
It was evident that properties like the
Grangers, Missouri & Union Paoific, were
supported by strong hands. Thi3 fright
ened the shorts, who covered liberally.
It was sufficient to give a better look to
the market than anything witnessed in
gome time. New York Central was
marked up quite sharply, the stock being
scarce for delivery. As high
as }£ per cent was paid for it 3 «se. There
was considerable activity all along the
line dariag the morning hours, and a fael
ing among many that the market had
turned for the better at last. Free selling
later in the flay of Northern Paoifio pre
ferred and Oregon Transcontinental carry
ing these properties lower than ever be
fore, unsettled values throughout the list,
and changed the tone entirely. Caolers
were steady throughout the exoitement.
The fact that the anthracite production
last week increased 70,000 toas helped
them. Denver & Rio Grande earnings dur
' ing the third week of January increased
about $20,000 but the stook is lower in
prices. Wabash preferred fell from 26%
to 24*4 in the last hour, and Manitoba &
Oregon railway were much demoralized.
Gould properties were remarkably well
[Special Teteeram to the Globe.]
Chicago, Jan. 23.—Hugh Maher died
last night at his Hyde Park residence,
after a locg and severe illness. He was
born in Ireland, and was 66 years of age
at the time of his death. He came to Chi
oago in 1836, and has been a well known
and respected politician, and in commer
cial circles in this oity. At one time
he w;}B one of the largest real estate owners
in Chicago. As a politician Mr. Maher was
a lifelong Democrat. His firirt political
position of prominence was alderman of
the Second ward. He also was one of the
presidential electors the year James Bu
chanan was elected. Hs had bean assessor
of the town of Hyde Park eight successive
years. He was an intimate friend of
Stephea A. Douglas, and stumped Illi
nois with him in more than one cam
paign. He leaves eight children, all
grown. Hie son Walter was a candidate
for county commissioner from the Hyde
Park distriot last fall.
Postmsster'n. Fees.
Bloomington, 111., Jan. 29. —The attor
ney general of tho United States recently
decided that postmasters are not entitled
to fees from money orders in a po3toffice
in which the money order business is done
by a clerk instead of by the p.ostmaster in
person, and that any such fees taken.by
postmasters must be returned. The amount
of money already taken by postmasters in
this way is estimated at a quarter to half a
million. In order to get a definite ruling
iv this matter the case of General Diok,
postmaster at Bloomington, has been
I made a test case, to be decided by Judge
\ Drummond, of the federal court, Chicago.
Postmasters similarly situated have been
appealed to, aud are responding with funds
to assist General Dick to defend the suit.
It is rumored that the clerk who actually
did the money order work at the Bloom
ington postofiioe has decided to bring
suit against Postmaster Dick for the fees
collected and retained by the latter.
The President's Doings.
New Yobk, Jan. 23. —Many people
called on President Arthur thi3 morning,
but very few were received. The presi
dent went out for a drive this merning.
This evening he will attend the Union
League club reception. It i« thought he
will retnrn to Washington on
A. Coupl* of Old sad Respected P«»p]«
M«*t Fa ally 3lur«Ure<J. a Bl«od Curdllag
Tale— Xamber Arrested for the ©ot
r«g» »nd Harder ef Amelia O1i«b at
Chicago— Other D«vlll»h I)«ingt r
(Special Telegram to tn» Globe. ]
Baltimobz, Md., Jan. 23.—A shocking
case of heartlessness and neglect was
brought to light here to-day. Elizabeth
Holliday, aged forty, had been a sufferer
from consumption for a year past, and on
Monday last she died. After death her
two b'-othere promised to see that the
body was buried properly, as they
able to do so. To-day two ladies, friends
of deceased, called at the hoi-.se an£ found
the dead body nearly devoared by rats.
The face and hands had been eaten
away and the body presented a sickening
spectacle. The remjiina were lying on the
floor in a basement" room adjoining the
CBllar. The police authorities were noti
fied, an-1 being convinced that th« woman's
brothers did not intend to provide for
burial, they had the body interred at the
city's 6xpen3e. Both brothers have money
in bank. They left the city soon after
their sister's death so as to escane the
funeral expenses.
1 Special Telegram to the Globe. 1
Beabdstowk, 111., Jan. 23. —Mondrty
evening a shocking acsident occurred to
Richard Eddy, a col miner near La
grange, a small villagejabont ten miles
south of this city. Eddy has been a hard
drinker for yeaw. After a throe \7eeks 1
spree of unusual severity he was almost
converted into a maniao,so that his family,
consisting of a wife and three children
were obliged to desert their home and seak
refuge at the house of a neighbor. Left
to himself Eddy held high carnival for a
time, and then sank into a drunken stapor,
from which he probably never awoke. Be
tween the hours of 11 tad 2 o'clock the
house caught fire, and before friends could
•jome to his rescue his body was almost
entirely consumed by the flamsu. Nothing
but his headless add limbless trunk re
mained. The family is left in poor cir
St. Louis, Mo., Jan. 23.—Information
was received by the police this evening of
a horrible double murder, committed near
the little town of Fenton, Jefferson county,
twenty miles from this oity s some time
during last night. Louis Boedecker and his
wife Josephine, occupied two rooms
in a log houss, on a rented farm, at the
placs named, and, although very poor,
were well liked and had many friends.
About 9 o'clock this morning a neighbor
found them both dead in the house, and
the furniture and floor was smeared with
blood. Boedecker was in bed with his throat
horribly oat and haggled with an axe, Mrs.
Boedeoker stretched at full length on
the floor, the back pf her head crashed
with an axe and he. broken. Thejin
dieations are that the woman escaped
from the house when the attack was made,
and was pursued and struok down on the
road a short distance away, and dragged
back to }the house by the hair of her
head. There is no clue to the murderer,
but the theory is that seme unknown per
son was received a?, a lodger l&st night,
that he committed the diabolical deed and
then robbed tht house and fled. A good
white shirt, badly blood stained, which
did sot belong to Boedecker was found in
the house, and a bucket of bloody water,
iv which the murderer had washed his
bands, was standing on the floor. A trunk
in the rear room was broken open with
tht bloody axe, and a wardrobe in tht
same room had been forced open with the
bloody hands. Tho scene at the house
was most terrible, atd the affair has pro
duced the greatest excitement throughout
the neighborhood. Several mounted po
licemen fr:m this city were sent to Fenton
as soon a* tha news of the horrible e<ent
was received here, to assist the local au
thorities to search for the murderer, but
no additional advices have yet been re
ceived, and probably will not be to night.
CHioieo, Jan. 23.—The police are in
possession of additional f ftctß as to the
manner in which Amelia Olsen, the young
seamstress, whos9 dead body *cn=» found on
the prairia on the outskirts of the city
about a week ago, m«t her death. Sus
picion that p. great crime was committed
was suspected from the outset, bat very
little of a definite nature could be stated.
A young man named Thomas Sheehan,
who was suspeoted of having some con
ntotion with the girls death, wa3 the only
arrest made np to yesterday. Late last
night the police hnd made six additional
arrests. Two of the men are charged with
the actual murder, but their names are not
disclosed. A hackman, an Italian restau
rant keeper, s woman and three other per
sons are all alleged as accessories, and
havejfbecn arrested. It is reported also that
the police have arrested in Wisconsin
Martin Jacobson, a sailor, and the disap
pointed suitor of Amelia Olsen, who is
supposed to have left the city immediately
after the tragedy. The post mortem dis
closes that the young girl wm repeatedly
outraged, and the theory is that sha was
induced to enter the restaurant, drugged
and driven out on the prairie in a hack,
where she was assaulted and choked to
death owing to the struggles she mada to
dtfend heisalf..
toungstowm, 0., Jan. 33. —The county.
sheriff today arrested and placed In jail]
here Wm. CiU3e, charged with setting ere
to Noah Blosser's barn in Beaver township,
the particulars of which were sent yester
day. Thomas Kelley, a reliable citizen,
says he saw C u«o fire tha barn. Cluse i 3
one of the rioters whom ClOß3er recently
testified against in ciurt. The citizens
were restrained with difficulty by the
sheriff from hanging Cluse.
Round Top, Texas, Jan. 23. —This morn,
ing a German farmer, named Summer
field had a dispute with a negro, Caleb
Yancy, about a small sum of money. Yan
oy shot Summerfield dead, and then gave
Summerfield's wife a terrible beating,
broke the rifle to pieces upon her and
fled. He has not yet been captured.
SooeßßO, Col., Jan. 23.—At 1 o'clock this
morning Joel Fowler, the notorious Socor
ro desperado, was taken from the jail, and
in spite of frantic appeals for mercy and
ories for help, dragged to a neighboring
tree and hanged. The crime for which he
was hung was for the murder of a man
t - \ . - ■ , --.■■■•• '
named James E. Cole. Some time in
November Fowler, with a namber of
drunken companions, took possession
of the town and marched through
the streets, firing into windows
ard making oitizens dance and sing at
the mouth of a revolver. Cole interfered
to prevent bloodshed and was stabbed to
death by Fowler, whe was arrested, found
guilty and sentenced to kaog on the 41 h
insfc. An] appeal was taken in the oaie
which was adjeurned till next term. Cole
is said to be the seventh victim. Fowler
was worth a hundred thousand and would
use his wealth to parehase witnaeses, as he
had done in ether causes. Having good
reason to believe that the law's delay
would result in a final release, the citizens
took his execution in their own hands.
Pittsbubo, Jan. 23.—The hearing as to
James Nutt's present mental oondition
took place this morning bsfore Judge
Stowe, and resulted in the prisoner's re
lease. Drs. Wylie, Beatti?, Herron and
Christy were examined, and all agreed
that at present Nutt was of sound mind
and fully responsible, and thought it would
be perfectly safe to restore him to liberty.
He was then discharged and, in company
with friends, left the court
room for Mayor Brown's office,
where the mother, sister and other rela
tives were waiting to receive him. On the
way he was tenderedja perfect ovation, and
the ecane at Brown's office was very affect
ing. His mother and sister wtpt bitterly
as they threw their arci3 around him and
tho joy thus expressed eeemed to know no
bounds. This afternoon at 4 o'clock James
and hia family will take the train for their
home at Unioctown, where preparations
are being made for a grand reception.
Younqstown, Pa., Jan. 23.--Nut was met
at the depot by a cr-jwd of 300 peeple, and
wildly cheered. He was driven home at
once, and intends to remain there quietly.
Isdiapapoli3, Ind., Jau. 23.—Ten day 3
ago a prisoner in the county jail was at
tacked by small-pox and ha wa* removed
to the pest house, but not before other
prisoners were inosculated. Y^erday
and today sixteen other prisoners have
developed symptoms of the disease, «.d
were removed to the pest house. Thsre
are 150 prisoners in the jail, ana it is ex
pected that others will be attacked by the
disease. There are no case.* in the city
except at the jaii and pest house.
Jackson, 0., Jan. 23.—Luke and Wm.
Jones, who were shortly to be hanged for
the murder of Anderson Lackey, broke the
cell doors at noon, while the guards were
at dinner, and captured the guards' re
volvers in the corridor. They overpow
ered and tied the jailer and escaped to tho
hills. Five hundred citizen* soon started
in pursuit of the prisoners, who wera
soon overtaken, but 6howed fight. Lake
was wounded when they surrendered. It
is uncertain whether Luke will recover.
Alliance, 0., Jan. 23.—The Italian la
borers on the Clevaland, Youngstown &
Pittsburg railway have been unpleasantly
demonstrative toward Superintendent
Lumley, believing he could pay them if
disposed. Thin noon they congregated in
front of his hotel and were so violent that
ifc beoame necessary to organize a posse
of special police and disperse them. Col.
Thomas L. Smead,g«neral ooansel, received
from the New York stockholders
money with whioh he paid the laborers in
full. Superintendent Kornbnrg, of the
company's mine at Bergholz, denies that
the miners destroyed as muoh property as
was reported, and says thai they are quiet,
and says that he will have meney on Fri
day to pay them in full. An English ex
pert arrived to inspect the road, and on hie
report depends the sale of a large amount
Bf first mortgage bcids in London, nego
tiated subject to this inspection. Betide
the anoint due the laborers, other debts
and attachment claims make it imperative
to immediately raise half a million dollars.
Littlb Rock, Ark., Jan. 23.—The su
preme court at noon granted the appeal
in the oases of the three Howard county
murderers, to have been hung
Friday. Governor Berry telegraphed
to stop preparation for the executioa.
M anitowoc, Wis., Jim. 23. — Henry Bsnk
neohtis under arrest for shooting his wife,
who died instantly.bnt the police are unable
to determine whether the killing was in:.en
tional or accidental. Bankueoht rushed
into the sheriff's office last evening, ex
claiming that hs had killed his wife. His
story is that when ?ibout t© leave the house
his wife seemed afraid to be left alone, and
he was showing her how to use a revolver
when it was accidentally discharged, and
she fell dead.
Batavia, N. V., Jan. 23.—District attor
ney North this morning opened the case
for the prosecution of Pat Rowell for kill
ing Lynoh. North said it would be shovn
that the murder was to some extent the
result of a plot l?id by Roweli, who by
proving the infidelity of hia wife would be
able to obtain a divorce. At the cleee of
North's address the examination of wit
nesses bsgan.
Under Sheriff Samußl Southward testi
fied to having arrested Rowell, and as ho
was about to take him away, Mr 3. Roweil
asked, "where are you goina-," and he said.
"I have got to go to jai!, can't you ki3B m..
Jennie, before I go?" Sha answereJ.
"How can I after you hava dona such aii
act?" He then said, "All right, Jennie,
then I'll go." She repulsed him and turn
ed away her face. He addressed hor in a
low tone of voice and witness thought with
manifest tenderness and affection and
great sorrow. On the way to the jail he
said the man was in tha house seducing
his wife, that parties were to have been a)
the house to assist him, but were not there
in time, as the performance began earlier
than expected. Rowell told the witness
that the plan of h:s friends was to capture,
lynch and strip him, and Ih6n turn him
into the street and send his clothes to
Caibo, 111., Jan. 23—8. W. Mahon,
broker, was knocked down juat after dark
lest evening, receiving wounds from which
he died at 9 o'clock. Robbery was the ob
ject of the assault. There is no clue to
the perpetrators.
New Yobk, Jan. 23.—Edward J. Searj,
who has quitted Brooklyn a defaulter was
treasurer of the Moulders' union of North
America including the United States and
Canada for sixteen years. December 31st
ha made a regular quarterly report to
President Fitzpatrick, of Cincinnati,
showing that over $20,000 had been re
ceived. President Fitzpatrick and other
officers of the onion oame hither to veri
fy the accounts and reoeive the money for
investment. Ths accouata were fonnd
correct but the money absent and appli
cation at the banks showed he had drawn
the money. No trace of the money or
property has been fonnd and it is sup
posed he lost the money in horse racing.
Pobtlakd, Me. Jan. 23. —Chas. Flyns,
aged twenty-one, died at midnight from
a stab wound ( supposed to have been in
flicted by his brother John, with whom be
Lmadtille, Col.. Jan. 23.—The failare of
the First National bank of Leadville ab
sorbs publio attention, to the exclusion of
everything else. Ne one at the baDk is
able to give any statement whatever. The
bank is guarded by the sheriff. Dawalr,
president, and Finn, vioe-preeident, left
the city in a carriage at daybreak thi-t
morning, and their destination is unknown.
It is feared that when the miners get dovn
from the miaes there may be tronble.
There is muoh talk of crookedness by Dc
w:ilt and Finn.
San Fbansisco, Cal., Jan. 23. — George
A. Wheeler, a native of Gorham, Maine,
respectably connected, and formerly em
ployed in Rogers & Co.'s chair factory at
Boston, who strangled his sister-in-law,
Adele J. Tillson in this city on October 20,
1880, was hanged at 12:54 o'clock to-day.
Adele Tilison was a younger sinter of
Wheeler's wife, and he became enamored
of her in New York, when an unlaw
ful intimacy followed and a child
was born. His wife condoned
the offense and continued to permit her
sister to live with them, folly aware that
the criminal intimacy . between the two
continued. They came here in 1880, when
another child was born to the sister-in-law.
Shortly after a young miner met Mies
Tilison, admired her, proposed and was
accepted. When Wheeler learned
the fact ho entered his sister-in-law's
room, took her in bis
lap, pretending to joke with her, when he
seized her by the throat and choked her to
death, and squeezed her body iuto an emp
ty Saratoga trunk. He proceeded to the
police station and surrendered, assigning
as his reasen for killing her, that he could
not Bee her beoome the wife of auy man.
A trial followed and every effort was made
to save the man's neck, and on three dif
ferent occasions he was sentenced to death.
At an early hour this morning
a crowd of 5,000 people assembled
outside the jail, and the demand for en
trance tickets was so great that they were
hold at $10 premium. When he was led,
from his cell, he evinced unexpected firm
ness, as he helped the officials to fix the
straps on hid legs. The only visible emo
tion was a twitching of the lip*. He was
attended by a Catholic priest, although
brought up a quaker, and he had signified
his desire to die in the Catholic
faith. Being asked by the sheriff if
he had anything to say, he replied: "I for
give the world, may the world forgive
me." The priest extended the crucifix,
which he kissed, saying: "Jesus, unto thy
hands I commend my spirit." The signal
was given, the trap fell and his neck was
broken. His death was instantaneous, as
not a muscle of his body quivered. The
female dosiro for notoriety. manifested
itself in this case in . the person of Mrs.
Stratton, the divorced woman, who fre
quently visited Wheeler in his cell, who in
sisted last night on being married. The
str&ngler, Wheeler, expressed a willing
nest, but the sheriff took measures to pre
vent the ceremony.
Ibonto.v, Wia., Jan. 23.—The 3*K>reof E.
and N. G. Blakeslee, tais place, was en
tered by burglars last night, and blew
open the safe, taking $1,500, mostly town
treasurer's funds, and overlooked 1,100
in currency in a package in the back part
of the safe.
Speaker Elected.
tIToBONTO, Jan. 23.—The Ontario legisla
ture has elected Colonel Clarke speaker.
Mini's ill Boys' Overcoats!
1-3 OFF!
GWe want the moneyjmorejthan
we do the Overcoats. *" Cll
$20.00 Overcoats f0rJ12.50
Overcoats" for $16.00
$15.00 Overcoats for $11.50
All tho cheaper and' bettsr
grades, and; all. Children's]!and
Boys' Overcoats at.the same.pro
portionate greatireduction,
W ■"■'■'■'\ :■■••' ' : ■ '
[Comer of TIM antUßotet streets.
NO. I 1!.
Taken in exchange for new goods during the
Holiday Trade, all
Warranted to bit in Perfect Order, ami worth
More than We Ask for Them!
1 Williame Cabinet Organ $30
1 Pr.nce & Co. (5 stops) Cabinet Organ 40
1 Smith (8 stops) Cabinet Organ 50
1 Bhoninger (8 stop*) Cabinet Organ 60
1 Estey (13 stops) Cabiret Organ .. 75
1 Mason & Hamlin (6 stops) Organ 80
1 Smith Pedal Baas Church Organ, two
banks koys 125
1 Christie Upright Piano 125
1 Gronsteen Square Piano 150
1 KiinbaU Upright, 1% octavos 175
Payments from $3 to $15 down, balanco easy
monthly payments.
Sole Agents for nallett & Davis, Emerson, K:m
ball Pianos, in ball Parlor and
Chapel Organs.
51 West Third street, St. Paul.
rand I) )'h [ . r, c !
L. N. SCOTr, Manngor.
JAMES A. 11EHNE in his groat character TER
(A car load carried by ns) consisting in part of
J Marblehead Neck at Sunset, with rolling Hurt
and lighthouse in the distance. Firing the
life-line.. The Wreck of the Nan tucket. The
Mill in Operation. The Pretty Home Picture.
Usual Prices—sl.oo, 75c, 50c, and 25c.
Sale of seats commences Thursday, January
24, 9 a. in,
Grand Opera louse!
L. N. SCOTT, Manager.
Three Nights commencing Monday, January 28.
First Appearance of the Great Artist
Clara Morris,
Supported by
And a powerful Dramatic Company under the
manage merit of Mr. FrankL.Goodwin.
Monday Article 47.
Tuesday Camille.
Wednoaday Tho New Magdalen.
Matinee Wednesday 2 p. m Marble Heart,
by Gustnvus Levies reported by the Clara
Morris Company.
Prices $1.50, *1.i«5, SI.OO and 50c.
. tia c of seats commences Friday, January 25th,
9 a m.
Railroads will mako reduced rates to all visit
ors, j
lit Hi Joseph's
For Hie Education of Tcnns: Ladies^
Parents desirous of placing th»ir daughters in
a first class school, will do well to investigate
the claims of tnis institution. To the present
building, which is both spacious and beautiful,
a large addition is being erected, which will con
tain mueic, exhibition and recreation halls. The
course of studies in the different departments is
thorough, nothing being omitted that is neces-
Eary to impart a finished education. The musi
cal department comprises a thorough course for
graduation in Theory and Practice. Every ad
vantage is afford**; to those who vrish to pursue
a special course in painting; general instructions
i • drawing ar.i given in c'asa-room3. For par
ticular apply to aiSTER tiUPEEIOH. 2544
Bealed proposals 'will bo received at the office
of the St. Paul Work House, 56 Bast Third street,
until 10 a. m., February 15th, 1884.
For Iron Work at Saint Paul
Work House.
7 Separate bids will be receiyfd for the iron
cells, and iron work in brick calls in basoaiont
complete, and for labor only.
Separate bids will bo received for window
gratings, and separate bids for all stairs and iron
doors in walls leading to dining room and court.
The time of the completion of the work must bo
stated, in the bid.
A bond of twenty per cent, of the bid mast
accompany each bid.
The Board of St. Paul Work House Directors
reserves the right to reject any and all bids.
Plans and specifications can be eoen at tii« of
fice of E. P. Basaford, Architect, GUfiUan
block. .
Bids should be addressed,
President Board of St. Paul Work House Direo
tors, 58 East Third street, St. Paul, Minn.
St. Paul, Jan. 15, im. 15-28

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