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t > Is or DIY sreater the c dally 1IllSe than and tho semiweekly of the combined eeklYHerald of circulation any other 1II1 siJT 1AJI12 H E IL1J Only The Newsist in Utah THE and HERALD Cheapest r
newspaper In Utah 7 85c a Month
The Ogden Man Was Very
Hard to Find
I 1
The Bishop Says He Has nixed
Things Up
Positively Denies That lIe Ever Told
Him the Church Had Appointed
a Committee to Look After Leg
islatlve Matters Digest of the
Second Open Letter of Hon E B
CritchloTV Views of Horn Lee
1 Cnrtia E JJI Allison and A S
In view of the statement made in
Mr Critchlows open letter over the
signature of Hon Joseph Monsott with
reference to Bishop Stevens and the i
alleged junta there was an immediate I
desire to hear what Mr Stevens had I
to say on the subject Early in the I
day a Herald representative called at I
that gentlemans residence in Ogden
but was told that he war not at home
and that no accurate information
could be given as to where he was or
when he might be expected to return
KS it was said he was very irregular
in his coming and goings
All day long these visits were re
I peated at frequent intervals not only
I by the newspaper men but by citizens
I anxious to learn of his whereabouts
and get his statement of the case He
could not he found elsewhere in the
city but to all alike was the statement
made at his door that he was not in
I The Herald representative mean
I while called on Mr Stevens colleagues
to get their view of the matter as to
whether church influence was directly
used or not Hon Lee Curtis said
1 cannot answer yes nor can I answer
no There were some strange things
happened wblch I can not account for
and which I could vount for if I
knew this condition existed The Mor
mon members as a rule worked to
gether In nisny ways showing a
tendency to ignore party lines more
I than the Gentiles did Still I do not
say the condition existed nor do I say
it tlld not r frdjDjjipt know and would I
have been the last man to whom such
a secret would have been imparted I
have great confidence in Hr Monsons I
ability and integrity
I Hon E M Allison said < There is
no question but what such results were
accomplished whether they were
brought about by a committee appoint
i ed or not The Mormons certainly
threw aside distinctions on matters
closely affecting their church institu
tons Particularly was this the case
4 with the bill for the act defining adul
i tery polygamy fornication and incest I
which was passed by the house but
unexpectedly defeated in the senate
In the opinion of many there Is now no
law punishing these crimes
The result described in Mr Critch
lows letter was certainly accomplished
whether by a committee or otherwise
I cannot say I heard almost daily
complaints from members of the house
that such methods were being used
Hon A S Condon was approached I I
by The Herald reporter and said he
did not care at this time t nter the
controversy but later he might have
something to say
In reply to the reporters questions
he had nothing but praise for Mr
Critchlow and Mr Monson He said
Mr Critchlow and he often had wordy
battles In the house but there was no
man whom he respected more for his
sincere motives pure character and
good judgment A similar tribute was
paid to Mr Monson
Meanwhile all efforts to find Mr
Stevens had failed and the regular
Herald man weary of so much fruit
less tramping asked a young lady
stenographer In the employ of the
l paper to call at Mr Stevens residence
and try her 1 c
At first she was refused permission
to see her bishop but after a long de
1 lay and as she ha started away she
J was called back and told that she
might see the gentleman if her business
va0 pressing
Mr Stevens greeted her cordially but
sefimed very much surprised when
froiA beneath her jacket she drew a
new paper and asked for 3 statement
regarding the matter contained In the
2Iouson letter saying she represented
the Salt Lake Heralds Ogden bureau
Finally Mr Stevens said that there
were many things in Mr Critchlows
letter tat were untrue but that he
did not care to have his name in the
papei so much and he preferred not to
make any statement just at this time
He apologized for his haste in ter
minating the Interview saying that he
I wa preparing a letter which must
leave on the 620 oclock train I w
an Important letter he said and he
had been working on It already a long
time but j was not yet finished
I Later In the evening Mr Stevens was
I seen and consented to an interview He
explained his aosence during the fore
part of the day by saying that he was
out visiting in his ward
He said he was astonished at reading
4 3Ir Monsons let r and that Mr Mon
son was certainly mistaken He did
notitnini that gentleman would Inten
tionally Misrepresent the facts but
c thought he had confused
had confused something
which he said with what some other
person ad said He remembered a
conversation with ilr Monson where
he talked f one churchman to an
other but made no such statements
as those reported by tab gentleman
Some of the statements in the letter
were entirely untrue He thought the
3ape of time might well have caused a
t laP Jap of memory e Mr Monsons part
the conversation had
for e conoerton taken place
I tt beginning of the session He
c 3sr jiljneK could lo remember all of It
< t uf h1 a sure that many things
1 we attributed to him which he could
E0t4toav salfl He spoke to Mr Mon
gouSMKl casually asked if he belonged
to the church a he thought he must
4 r
e o l f =
1 r i r <
since he came from Cache county and
from this they got to talking of leg
Mr Stevens had announced his in
tention of consulting with his intimate
friends who had had legislative exper
ience and he named a number of them
including James Sharp and Franklin
Richards and possibly Judge King
They were all his friends
However said Mr Stevens I did
not say at that time nor at any other
time that a committee had been appointed
pointed to look after legislation Mr
Monson has made a great mistake I
never named other than those three
names to Mr Monson even as friends
who would aid me with advice They
had had more legislative experience
seeking advice
than I and I think my seeing
from them was entirely fitting and
proper a duty that owed to my von
stituents I did consult them and
others a great many times among
them Judges Rolapp Miner and
Mr Stevens said that he had heard
of the committee or junta while
the legislature was yet in session but
personally knew nothing about it
He had met with no gentlemen ap
pointed as a committee The counsel
he had received had been from private
individuals at his request
Mr Stevens further said I was
my custom to get counsel
ever source I could get i 1 went once
with Smoot of Provo to see George Q
Cannon about my school bill The visit
was very unsatisfactory because he
said he had not time to consider it
and thought we had better consult
You remember that I sent you a
copy of the school bill with a request
for suggestions I did likewise in
many many cases I dont want to
prolong this controversy as it will do
no good but of this I am positive thai
Mr Monson was very much mistaken
Mr Critchlows Letter
Mr Critchlows open letter which ap
peared In the Tribune of yesterday
morning was an amplification of the in
terview with him which appeared in
The Herald or the previous day I
begins with a reference to his previous
letter in which he made the charge
that the Mormon church authorities
had appointed a committee or junta
at the late ses
to influence legislation the ss
sin of the legislature He says that
letter was not hastily or inconsider
ately written and that if he had made
the charge without proof or even upon
insufficient proof he ought to be held
up to public scorn and derision a a
common defamer but on the other hand
if the proof is evident and the facts ap
pear it is the duty of every citizen to
speak Then he submits some of the
proofs and states that there are others
which will be offered from time to time
Referring to Governor Wells denial
of the charges Mr Critchlow says
that it is unaccountable that he chose I
to defend himself against an imaginary
attack a no accusation either direct or I
implied had been made against his
excellency He believes that the gover
existence of
nor was ignorant of the of
the junta as were also some of the
Mormon legislators fr 1 whom It wa
kept a secret Not says the open
letter that we the members of the
house were unconscious of such in
fluences I appeal to every member
of the house for the truth of my
statement that we felt comment tnat
certain mem
on very many questions certin
hers were obtaining elsewhere higher
and pnrer light than any which could
be imparted by fellow members but
through what channel the illumination
came I frankly admit I did not know
In the house Mr Critchlow says not
every measure was decided In accord
ance with the wish of the junta but
the gist of the offense is in the at
tempt The success or failure of K is
to a certain extent immaterial
The open letter then quotes the
statement of Mr Monson of Cache
county 3 man of standing intelligence
and reputation a follows
Salt Lake City April 15 1896
Hon City E B Critchlow Salt Lake
Dear Sir Tours of even date to
hand and contents noted In reply to
I have
your inquiry a to what reason
for believing that a committee was ap
pointed beleving lok after matters with ref
erence to legislation permit me to say
that while I have been somewhat re
luctant in expressing myself in regard
to details that caused me to believe
detais tat
that such a committee had an exist
ence and that they were appointed by
some one in authority in the dominant
church nevertheless I shall now en
deavor to be frank with you
During the first week or ten days of
the legislature I had a conversation
with Bishop Stevens of Ogden which
was substantially a follows
Mr Stevens Mr Monson i it is a
fair question permit me to ask are you
a member of the church
Mr Monson Yes sir
Mr SDa you hold any office in
the church I
Mr MNot of any consequence I
an however clerk of the thirtyninth
quorum of seventies
Mr SI suppose then that I can
talk with you in regard to matters that
interest us all L
Mr MTflat depends aitogetner
upon what subject yon desire to talk
Mr SIt is simply this The breth
ren realize that most of us are inex
perienced in matters pertaining to leg
islation and have therefore appointed
some of the brethren who have had ex
perience SCe to look after legislative mat
ters with the view of preventing vici
ous legislation and I think we should
stand together on these propositions
irrespective of party
Mr M Whom have they appointed
to look after this matter
Mr SThey have appointed Bro
ther Penrose Judge King and Brother
F S Richards all of whom are good
staunch Democrats
Mr MWhy did they not appoint
some Republicans
Mr SThey have They have ap
pointed W W Riter James Sharp and
Prof J M Tanner
The above conversation explains my
reasons for believing as I do with refer
ence to this matter and having confidence
dence then a I have now in Mr Stev
ens 1 have been led to believe that
such a committee existed and that
they were appointed by some one high
in authority in the church that any
evil was intended I do not believe but
that the facts are as above stated In
my opinion is absolutely certain
Feeling a I do that in the interest
of our new state and harmony be
tween the citizens of our common
wealth Irrespective o our religious
faiths or beliefs color or creed we
cannot afford to be other than honest
with each other and trusting the above
will answer yourinqulry satisfactorily
Iam sir yours truly
If ijhe question is raised as to the
reliability of this statement continues
Mr Critchlow it must be raised Tjy
Bishop Stevens I hazard nothing in
Continued on Page 5
Some Very Lively Scenes in
the Upper House
His Opinion of the Wilson Reve
nue Bill
With Revenues Insufficient to Meet
Government Expenses Bonds Be
came Imperative Certainly Then
tie Democrats Should Defend the
Action of the President and the
Secretary of the Treasury Allen
ad Gear Come Tjosretlier Over
Railway Matters Sensations Ga
WASHINGTON April 16To avoid
struggle for precedence the senate on
motion of Mr Cannon Utah took up
the resolution directing the secretary of
the interior to open the Uncompahgre
reservation without further delay the I
understanding being that the bond in
vestigating resolution should come up
at 2 oclock a unfinished business
Arthur Brown Utah had spoken
for the resolution He sought to secure
a vote
Mr Gorman asked that action be
deferred owing to the absence of Vilas
who desired to be heard
Mr Aldrich R I said it must be
clear that there was something be
hind these efforts at delay and this
persistence in putting off the votes
Mr Gorman responded that it was
the first intimation coming from the
distinguished senator on the other side
of the chamber that delays on public
business occurring
busiess were occuring
We surrender control as gracefully
as possible to theother side said Mr
Gorman and we had hoped business
would be pushed along But I have
observed with wonder that the sena
tors in control have not mapped out
some well defined policy
Mr Wolcott Rep of Colorado pro
tested against making the Utah reso
lutions the football of party politics
I had dragged for three weeks when
it ought not to have taken two hours
The senator understands and the
country understands said Mr Ald
rich in response to Mr Gorman that
neither of the great parties has a ma
jority in the senate
Mr Gorman insisted that the control
of committees gave control of the sen
Does that control permit a tariff bill
to be brought in and passed here
asked Mr Chandler but Mr Gorman I
parried the question
Mr Vilas then proceeded with 8
speech opposing the Utah resolution
At 2 oclock
was brought up and Mr Hill resumed
his speech in opposition The galleries
were crowded in anticipation of a re
newal of the sensational features de
veloped in the first installment of Mr
Hills speech He had before him sev
eral volumes including Senator Sher
mans memoirs
Before Mr Hill has risen to his feet
Mr Walthall moved that when the
senate adjourn it be until Monday and
despite to 28 opposition it was carried 35
Referring to the Wilson bill Mr Hill
said he had sought to change some of
the extreme features of that measure
I passed however a the great meas
ure of tariff reform
That bill he went on as conced
ed by its friends and enemies does not
produce enough revenue to meet the
expenses of the government I wish my
party had framed a bill so fair so rea
sonable so conservative that no ques
tion could have been raised as to rais
ing revenue I had been better if ex
treme counsels had not prevailed then
a they are trying to prevail now
Mr Hill declared that with revenues
insufficient to meet government ex
penses bonds were imperative Certainly
tainly then the Democratic party
should at least defend the course of the
president and the secretary of the I
treasury in issuing bonds I was not I
for the Democratic party to join in the
present assault of Populist and Republican I
can senators against bond issues
When at one point Mr Hill was in
terrupted by the remark of Mr Al
len that the Democratic party was
dead the New York senator paid a
to his party declaring that it would
live and uphold its principle regardless
of the action of a few misguided men
The senator declared that if the in
vestigation was made the administration
tion would emerge from it without a
stain and to the discomfiture of those
who voted for the investigation He
spoke of Secretary Carlisles conscpicu
ous ability The secretary had argued
the question fairly from his stand
point He had never descended to
abuse of the silver men His recent
great speech at Chicago had no abuse
fOr those against him
Are the friends of silver to answer
that great speech with an offensive
resolution having dishonesty writterf
on its face
Speaking of President Clevelands
message concerning bonds Mr Hill
said i was made necessary by a con
gress which spent Its time making
speeches against syndicates while re
using to pass laws to end those syndi
Mr Hill yielded for the introduction
of a bill which however led to an
animated side debate and closed Mr
Hills remarks for the day
Mr Gear Rep of Iowa chairman
of the commlt on Pacific railroads
presented a committee substitute for
all bills proposing a settlement of the
Pacific railroad debts Mr Allen there
upon called attention to the notorious
fats that Collis P Huntington and his
lobby had been here to influence legislation
atlon yet no invitation had heen sent
to the patrons of the roads
Mr Gear hotly rejoined that the
senator Allen had no right to Impugn
the motives of the committee or him
self its chairman It was not neces
sary the committee should send for
Tom Dick sad Harry all over the
Mr Allen said he had seen Collis P
Huntington and his lobbyists
Huntngtan occupy
ing all the seats in the committee
room and lording it over the committee
teeMr Gear witlr flushed face said he
would not suggest whether the Ne
braska senator represented or mis
represented the great state of Ne
braska He had known him for thirty
years and knew the sort of political
affiliations he was used to
This brought Mr Allen forward in an
explanation of his party affiliations
He had voted for Lincoln and Grant
When Mr Allen spoke of his voting In
1892 for General Weaver for president
was precipitated ifrv Gear interrupted
to state that GeneralsWeaver stood for
tHe x iiiiijcition ol railroad property the
telegraph and telephone and the issuance
or apr to pay lor it
Mr Allen responded with a glowing eu
losry of General Weaver whereupon Mr
Gear broke out In a Joud laugh and re
treated to the cloakrooms
Mr Allen protested against this rude
guffaw declaring that while brought
up among coyotes he was taught better
manners than that
And the senator cannot stand here
and utter falsehoods and go unwhipped
proceeded Mr Allen
Mr Hoar immediately Interrupted call
ing Mr Allen to ordfer and demanding
that his words be taken down This is
the parliamentary pr eedue when e
ce ton is taken to language used in de
bate Mr Allen was compelled to take
his seat pending a determination of the
Few senators being present Mr Hoar
asked a cal for a quorum which brought
fiftyfive senators to the chamber The
president pro tern te Frye decided
that the objectionable words be read
Mr Faulkner Dem Va moved that
Mr der Allen On be allowed to proceed in or
there appeared to be a tie but on se
ond vote the affirmative vote mainly
from the Democratic side prevailed
Mr Gear rose to say that he took no
exception to the language of Mr Allen
although he regretted the altercation
feeling that it was impossible to touch
pitch without being denied
Mr Allen rejoined that he was surprised
at being able to defile a senator who had
seen so much of the world He also sar
castically so expressed thanks to Mr Hoar
for keeping a watchful eye on him to
see that he did no wrong He again
spoke Se highly of General Weaver and
again senators protested against th laughter of
Let me assure the senator said Mr
Chandler that we are not laughing at
what he says but the way he says it
This closed the incident and Mr Hoar
spoke briefly in support of the bond reso
lution He said the bead transactions
were properly subject to investigation
No corruption or iniquity was charged
against the government officials
Mr Peffer interrupted to state that no
were imputed to the president nor the sec
retary of the treasury bpt he believed
the bond transactions had fraud all over
them in New York city and elsewhere
Mr Hoar went on to review the several
bond issues stating thq various points of
irregularity which he believed to exist
He particularly objected to the use of
bonds to raise money to be used to meet
current expenses
Among the minor bills passed was one
amending the Carey act in reference to
arid lands Then at 5 MO p in the senate
adjourned until Monday j
American Arrested
WASHINGTON April 17The state
department has received a brief cable
message from ConS General Williams
hams at Havana announcing the I
arrest of the Protestant bishop Alber
to Jesus D a well known to many
church people in all parts of the United
States Diaz is a naturalized Ameri
can citizen of strong Cuban sympathies
but his friends insist that his work in
Cuba has been confined proselyting
for the church and not participating
in the rebellion The consul general
will insist on a civil trial should the
matter go to the length of a trial I
The Cliapmnn Case
WASHINGTON April 17The dis
trict court of appeals today allowed a
writ of err to the United States su
preme court asked for by counsel for
Elverton R Chapman the New York j
stock broker convicted for having re j I
fused to answer questions proposed by
the senate sugar trust investigating
committee The case probably will be
heard by the supreme court next
term jj i
I Has Been Fiernreu Ont That the
Silver Men Will Have Over a Hun
dred majority in the Chicago Con
DENVER April 17A special to the
News from Washington says
In conversation with 3 number of
congressmen today there was almost a
unanimity of sentiment that the fight
between the two factions of the Demo
cratic party is almost over and that
the white metal men are the winners
Among those who expressed them
selves were the following
Representative Woodward North
Carolina We are going to nominate
a silver man on a silver platform and
we will sweep the country
Representative Livingston Weve
got the Chicago convention and theres
no doubt of that
Mr Livingston thinks the salver men
may have more than 10 majority
Representative Otey of Virginia
The silver men will control the Chi
cago convention and will carry the
Representative McLaurin South
Carolina We will win the fight I
SOUTHAMPTON April 16The North
Lloyd steamer Spree from New York
arrived this morning and reported hay
injr passed through a terrific cyclone
shortly after her departure from Sandy
Hook The steamer was not Injured
I Was the Passage of Four
Pension Bills By the
It Was Lively and at Times
Dockery Crisp and Shyers Pay a
Mterlu Tribute to Speaker Reed
AVlio Has Stood Like a Lion in
the Path or Members of Both Po
litical Parties Grosvenor Uses
the Weapon of Ridicule
WASHINGTON April 17The net
result of five hours work on the private
calendar in the house today was the
passing of four pension bills one to
pension the widow of Rear Admiral
Foote at 50 per month the rejection
of a bill to retire a hospital steward
as a second lieutenant of cavalry and
the passing of a war claim of less than
600 The latter was the first war
claim brought before the house for
consideration and naturally provoked
a general debate on the policy of pay
ing war claims I drew from Mr
Mahon Rep Pq chairman of the
war claims committee Mr Walker
Rep Mass Mr McCall Rep Tenn
and Mr Evans Rep Ky eloquent
pleas for the payment of the findings
of the court of claims Mr Mahon
argued that these claims should be
paid or the court abolished Barring
the cotton claims he asserted that
20000000 would pay them while Mr
Ray Rep N Y thought 600000000 I
would not meet them Politics of
course was injected into the debate
before it was finished and there was a
lively setto between Mr Dockery
Dem Mo and Mr Grosvenor Rep
Mr Dockery eulogized Speaker Crisp
and Mr Sayers the chairman of the
appropriations committee in the last
congress paid a high tribute to Speak
er Reed I want to say here In his
presence said he that I honor the
present speaker Thomas B Reed
Applause He has stood like a lion
in the path of members on both sides
of the political aisle who have pressing
bills carrying large sums
Mr GrosVenor ridiculed Mr Dockery
for attempting to vindicate the his
tory and career o the Democratic I
party He said the real question at
issue now was not the honesty of these
claims but o the ability of the gov
ernment to pay them at this time
You are said he addressing the
Democratic side paralyzed by your
own utter inefficiency The great feature
ture of the administration of Grover
Cleveland the only feature that will
save him from future contumelyIs
that when the bill to repeal the great
revenue producing industrypropagat
ing tariff law was presented to him he
said My name shall never disgrace
its pages
You he continued are attempting
to place in contrast an administration
that paid 250000000 of the public debt
with the one that borrowed 260000000
and now trembles each day lest the
telegraph brings the news that the
gold s borrowed is drifting across the
water Applause
At 5 oclock the house took a recess
until S oclock the evening session to
be devoted to private pension bills
The question of granting to officers
que gntng ofcers
widows larger pensions than private
s was discussed in the house to
night for two hours in connection with
a bill to pension the widow of Brigadier
General Ferdinand Vanderveer of Ohio
a the rate of 75 per month The
bill was finally favorably acted upon
with an amendment making the rate
50 per month
WASHINGTON April 17Todays
statement of the condition of the treas
ury shows Available cash balance
270448466 gold reserve 127427281
It Will Take at Least oO000 to
Patel Up the Lacerated Heart of
the WonldBe Bride
CHICAGO April 17Pretty Ella
Donaldson tall and fair clad in the
whitest of satin with orange blossoms
in her hair and the blushes on her
face softened through the mist of
flimsy veil stood in the parlor of her
Lockport home Wednesday afternoon
and waited
The supreme moment of her life had
arrived the time when her girlhoods
name was to be crowned with that of
anotherone nearer and dearer to her
than even her own
I wanted but five minutes when it
would be time for the solemn words
to be spoken which were to make her
a wife The feast was set the guests
were met and the merry din that
comes from a gay assemblage floated
over into the street Just at this crit
ical period a messenger entered with
a letter The missive changed the
whole complexion of the girls life I
was from Ezekiel Smith her fiance
one of the best known contractors do
ing business in Ciilcago and announc
ed that the ceremony would have to
be Indefinitely postponed
Behind all this the story of an ar
dent courtship terminated at the in
stance of the grooms relatives there
is a blighted heart and last evening
the filing of a suit for 50000 damages
Smith is 50 years old and Is reputed
to be worth 500000 He is 1 j contrac
tor and is interested in fcw 1 large
firms one in Chicago and the other at
Lockport Ill president of a bank at
Marlon Mo and at present Is filling
a contract on section 14 of the drain
age canal He was one of the Worlds
Fair contractors and has several large
government contracts Recently he
and Frank Jobin secured the contract
for the material in the Chicago post
office building He was prominent in
Washington D C social circles some I
years ago and formerly resided in
Chicago where he married Miss Alary
Golding his first wife who died about I
two years ago
BOSTON April 17Frank Ives won
the closing game and the champion
ship in the second series of the inter
national billiard tournament tonight
defeating Schaefer 300 to 284 Rum
stead hall was crowded to its utmost
jcapacity Both Schaefer and Ives had
each two victories to their credit and
tonights game decided the champion
ship Schaefer was the favorite with
the majority of the spectators His
playing was by no means up to the
standard Frequently he had the
game well in hand but would slip up
on comparatively easy shots Ives
played a cool careful game through
out and only In the last innings did
he manifest any nervousness
Ives highest run was 30v average
Schaefers highest run was 26 aver I
age 42066
A Brief Glance at His Considerably
Checkered Career
TACOMA Wash April 17 James
F Alsop who was arrested at Seattle
yesterday on a charge o having mur
dered Lena Olson at Duluth Minn in
1894 came here In 1888 from Kansas
where he had been a deputy sheriff
He engaged in the real estate busi
ness and several years later was sup
posed to be wortlh 80000 He was made
superintendent of the Lake Park Land
Railway and Improvement company
which built a suburban railway but
was removed by the directors He
left Tacoma for Duluth where he en
gaged in the real estate business and
is reported t have got Into trouble
there by the alleged forging of a
deed November 24 1890 He also
drove his wife behind a spirited horse
to the top of a hill to look at a house
At the top of the hill he got out for
the apparent purpose of fixing the har
ness The horse ran away threw Mrs
Alsop out and she was killed The
body was burled it is said without
her relatives in the east being notified
Later her other came out and
wanted the body exhumed alleging
foul play Through the efforts of
friends the matter was hushed up
The next July he married Mrs Julia
Minthorn who has just secured i
divorce on the ground of nonsupport
for which divorce Alsop is alleged to
have paid The couple lived together
very unhappily for a year She still
resides here a do also Alsops son 3 i
young man and his daughter Kate
aged 18 Mrs Alsop did not wish to
make a statement today but ad
gether mitted they did not live happily to
The End of I
SEATTLE Wash April 17 James E
Alsop alias A A Austin who was arrested
rested in this city yesterday afternoon by
Detective John Courtney of Minneapolis
on the charge of murdering Lena Olsen
on the shore of Lake Superior near
Duluth in order to get possession of 450
committed suicide in the city jail here
tonight He took a short piece of the
blanket given him r sleep on and after
making it fast to a staple In the wall
only live feet above > the floor put the
other end around his neck and proceeded
I to strangle l himself He was discovered
at 1020 oclock when Detective Courtney
and Jailer Peer entered his cell to give
hnm some oranges
While it is true that Alsop made n
regular confession he admitted in a gen
eral way to Detective Philbrlck today
that he was In Duluth under the name
of Austin
Courtney was afraid this afternoon that
Alsop would commit suicide but the po
lice thought his fear groundless I
Xo Doubt of I
DULUTH Minn April 17After a
search of nearly two years during which
time at least 3 dozen suspects have been
arrested A A Austin who enticed Lena
Olsen from Minneapolis to Duluth and
then brutally murdered her for her
1 money throwing her body Into Lake Su
perior has been caught He was arrested
in Seattle I
rested by a Minneapolis attorney
attle yesterday where he lived under
the name otJames Alsop Chief of Police
Smith of Minneapolis who has been
working up the case arrived here today
and requisition papers will b procured
The Details
DULUTH lInn April 17n Au
gust 22 1894 the body of a woman
was found on the lake shore of Minne
sota Point When the cape which
covered the head was removed blood
spurted from the nose and from a
wound in the back of the head The
skull had been fractured by an oak
stick which was lying near About
three feet away was found a switch of
false hair and a comb A Minneapo
lis lady identified the comb and other
things belonging to Lena Olsen of that
city The murder was traced to one A
A Austin for whom the police have
since been searching I Is supposed
that Alsop arrested in Seattle Wash
ington yesterday is Austin
She Makes Another Urgent Appeal
For Funds
NEW YORK April 17 Clara Bar
ton of the Red Cross cables to the
National Armenian Relief commission
as follows
Constantinople April 17Trask
New York Hubbell in charge of the
Red Cross relief expedition at Marasii
reports April 13 Three thousand sick
of typhus including the English con
sulOn the 15th he reported sickness rt
Zeitoun increasing with 40 or 50 deaths
Great need for funds General con
dition for relief favorable
The National Armenian Relief com
mission in giving out this appeal from
Miss Barton calls attention to Ese
fact that not onefifth of the 500000
needed by the lowest calculation to
carry on the work of the Red Cross
carr society in Asiatic Turkey has yet been
given Unless the destitute people are
aided until the next crop is secured
all the money thus far spent through
the various agencies will be practically
thrown away and thousands will per
ish by pestilence and starvation
A Valuable PickUp By the Denver
DENVER April 17When Patrol
man Gilmore and Vellatta picked up
Jeff Williams on Larimer street yesterday
terday afternoon it is quite probable
that they arrested a fugitive over
whose head a reward of 1000 is sus
pended The prisoner Is strongly sus
pected of being Jack Davis alias Dia
mond Field Jack who is wanted a
Homeland Cassia county Idaho for
an attempted murder committed there
on Nov 15 last
In approaching Williams Officer Gil
more exclaimed Hello Jack and the
man addressed ran The prisoner bears
a wonderful resemblance to the Idaho
One particularly
fugitive partcularly damaging
fact against him is the presence of a
bullet wound on the left leg Diamond
mond Jack was once winged by a 4
and will always carry the scar Wil
liams attire suggested a recent so
journ In the frozen regions of the north
He wore five undershirts two pairs of
drawers the same number of pairs of
pants while his feet were encased in
hose sufficient to enable him to wear a
No 10 sloe which was several sizes
too big for him
Believing that the suspect Is Dia
mond Jack Chief Russell has had the
prisoner photographed His picture ha
been mailed to the Idaho sheriff The
man will be held until assurances of his
identity are received from that official
A Royal Reception Tendered
to Pitchfork Ben
His Audience Fills a Big Circus
They Go Fairly Wild When THlnum
Says No Man Can Be Appointed to
the Supreme Bench Unless He is
Known to Be Friendly to the Cor
porations Bitter Against > the i
Lawyers in Congress His Appeal I r
to the Populists
WICHITA Kan April 17Senator
Ben R Tillman of South Carolina ar
rived in Wichita this morning and
Wichia marin ad was
met a the depot by a large number of
people At < oclock this afternoon In a i
circus tent erected for the purpose
Senator Tillmarr made an extended free
silver speech talking to one of the larg
est audiences that ever gathered here
In an interview Tillman said in an
swer to a question It Whitney of New
York Is nominated at Chicago I would
walk out of the convention if Morrison I
Is nominated I would feel like walking i
out but would wait until I looked up his I
record I dont know where Morrison
stands on the silver and I
sUVe question have
not seen anybody In recent years who
greeted Senator Tillman 11 the circus
tent of Bond Brothers
Brothe after the shaw r
was over ExGovernor Lewelling Intro I
duced the speaker who made the hottest f
speech ever made here The people fairly
went wild when he said no man could
be appointed to the supreme court unless
he was known to be friendly to the cor
porations He said that if the Democratic
convention at Chicago did not declare for
tree silver that he would pick up his bat
and leave the party He was especially
bitter against the lawyers In congress
and did not hesitate to say that while
many of them were paid by the people
they were paid better by the corpora
tions and worked for those who paid
them best He appealed to tHe Populists
to vote for the Democratic party if It
declared for free silver and succeeded In
driving Cleveland and Carlisle into the
Republican party where they belonged i
He made a daring courageous and very
bitter speech and he was applauded vo
ciferously At the end of his speech every
man in the audience raised his right 4
hand to indicate that he was for free
silver at a ratio of 16 to L I
DULUTH Minn April 17The St i
Louis river Is on the rampage caused f
by heavy rains and melting snows j
Families have had to flee from the
lowlands near Fond Du Lac 3 suburb
of Duluth and a number of buildings
have floated away Oscar Roulley who
lives o an island in the river had a
perilous time His house floated from
its foundation and he and his family
I had to seek refuge In trees They
spent the night in the trees and were
j rescued in the morning
Swits comet was observed at Lick j
observatory lat evening Its position l
as observed by Professor Hussey was I
right ascension 3 hours 3 minutes and
206 seconds declination 18 degrees 19
minutes 32 seconds north on April 16 i
06896 Greenwich mean time The
comet is moving slowly westward I
is about as bright as a 7th magnitude
star and has a decided condensation in
its head and 3 short tail
The hearing of Charles and Amie Lam
born and Thomas Davenport accused
t of the brutal murder of John T Lam
born at Fall Leaf February 17 last
was begun here at 2 oclock this after
noon Detective Charles Shaefer of I
Kansas City who worked up the evi
dence against the three accused and
caused their arrest failed to appear I
The county attorney has relied on I
Schaefer to produce the evidence to f
convict Two days will b required to I
conclude the trial The prisoners and
concude tral Te prsner I
their attorneys are confident of a
cuittal I
PAGE 1Bishop Stevens O Ogden de
nies that he ever told Representative
Monson about the appointment of any
church committeeHot day in the sen
ateHill on the Wilson bill House
passes four pension bills Pltchfork
Ben given a great reception at Wichita
Free silver speech received with en
thusiasmWhite metal men enthus
iastic over the outlookHave the Chi
cago convention sure Brlef telegrams
PAGE 2Latest from the land of the
Matabeles Seven wheel records broken
Brief telecrams
PAGE Business mining and stocks
Light day on change Latest news
from all the campsLanterns in de
mandNo change In the electric light
situation I
PAGE 4 EditorialEditorial notes j
Press commentsNotables of the day i
PAGE 5In railway circles Bnief local
PAGE 6Salt Lake on th wrong side I
of the clearing house Other business
matters The first concert by the tab
ernacle choir in San Francisco BnIef
PAGE 7News from nearby towns
the of
probable discovery of body
Farmer good done by the late storm
throughout the stateOgden occur
rences Bref telegrams
PAGE SAlma Hague guilty Jury so I
finds on nine counts Were out three
hours Reccmmended the accused to
the mercy of the courtLast day of
the trial occupied by arguments of
counselMotion to set aside the de I
cree of divorce 1 the case of Carrie
D Welsh vs Isadora L Welsh came
on before Judge Young Petltkner allowed l
lowed to amend his motion and further
hearing postponed Jos Morris asks the
court to make an early setting of the
cases against him MisceIlnneous court
dongsAffairs of the state Berd o
equalization organizedAmus
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