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alumet. Houghton County, Michigan, Friday, October 22. 1897.
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: In fact everything in ths lumber line,
ard at Foot of
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THE RADIANT HOME
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f Stoyes and Ranges have long been in the
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pays to get the best.
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and o! the very best and latest pattern.
President McKinley and Probable
LITTLE OVER A MONTH TO DECIDE.
The President Itellev That Spain lit Fre
pniing to F.vacuate the Inland Her Ab
solute 1 nubility to Make Further 'War
Loan I Proof of Her Intention Not
llelleved In Washington That General
Weyler Will Openly He volt.
"Washington, Oct. 22. With little over
a month before congress reassembles,
President McKinley has found himself
confronted with the immediate neces
sity of determining what Cuban pcllcy
he will recommend In his annual mes
sage, and to assist him In this rather
difllcult task he has lately been gath
ering news from all manner of sources
of Information as to the real conditions
which prevail on the Island. The cause
of his Inquiry Is a conviction In the
president's mind that the end is near,
and that even now the Spanish govern
ment 1m preparing to relinquish its
grasp on this, its last western posses
sion. There are many reasons which
contribute to Mr. McKInley's belief that
the Spanish cabinet is anxious to ter
minate the war, even at the cost of
complete surrender. Chief anions these
Is the bankrupt condition of the Span
ipuiu' Dire Situation.
It 1 well known that the Spanish
cabinet ha? for rru.nths been in th?
direst straits for the necessary fundj
to pay it soldiers and buy supplies.
The change uf ministry has not facili
tated the negotiations of further loana.
In fact, the connder.ee of European
bankers has been shaken, ar.d the be
lief In the success of tho Spanish arms
has steadily lessened. Talk of auton
omy Is b; ik'ved to lie a cloak which
masks a real desire to surrender. Span
ish diplomacy is largely based on de
celt and the very open and loud avow
als of Premier Sagas-ta that the Cubrrs
are to be mollified by gpnerous offers
of autonomy are believed to pave the
way for a surrender of the biand Into
the hands of the insurgents. The pres
ident is, therefore, called upon to de
cide whether to permit matters to take
their course or to risk the radical course
of firm Intervention In behalf of the suf
fering native population.
V.'fhout OHielal Infoi aiatioii.
In this i :!emma he had hoped fcr as
sistance from the diplomatic negotla-.
tions conducted through Minister Wood
ford: but the fall of the Conservative
ministry rendered It impossible for him
to receive the reply which he asked to
be given before Oct. 30, and so he has
been obliged to outline his message:
without official Information on this
score. In his recommendation to con
gress he may be expected to call at
tention to the diplomatic steps taken by
the administration, and also to the rad
ical changes produced by the recall of
Captain General Weyler, and the offers
of autonomy. On these grounds it
seems more than provable that McKin
ley will recommend a further allowance
of time In which Cuban independence
may be achieved without danger of war
or a departure from the American pol
icy of neutrality.
SCn EM E OF C EN Kit A L WEYLF.IC
It I Not Believed In Washington That He
Will Openly Revolt.
"Washington, Oct. 22. The state de
partment has no information, confirma
tory or otherwise, of the press dispatch
from Havana that General Weyler is
Tirptiarlnc to resist his government when
the time comes for him to step down and
nut- At the SDanlsh minister's a pro-
fp.ostnr. nf Icnorance on the subject meets
inquiries. There are. nevertheless, many
indications of un official character sup-
nortinir the story. Advices from several
pources go to show that Weyler has been
energetically working under the surface
to develop a revolutionary spirit among
the volunteers, a force which Is concen
trated in Havana and rumbers 30.000.
Tiflritp tiding? as to Weyler's actions
and his intent Icr.s are anxiously awaited
In Washington. General N eyler was
to have sailed for Spuln Wednesday.
He now announces that he will sail Oct.
30 and meantime he remains In command
of the Island.
The Spanish minister In Washington Is
one of Weyier's strongest friends and
has consistently upheld the man In his
bloood-thlrsty policy. In diplomatic and
army circles the opinion I? common that
Weyler will not carry his hatred of the
Sagasta ministry to the point of open
revolt, but that he will foster a spirit
of diFCorterrt amcng his soldier? and
leave them In as thorourhly demoralized
a state as rossihlo. thus making the
path of Ms? successor a reeky one.
n.xnx iumtirrr n inclann. ,
Mishawakn. Ind.. Oct. 22. Th Ex
change bank of Wakarusa. a town
southeast of here, was robbed at 4
o'clock in the morning. Considerable
money and a lot of valuable papers
were taken. Two armed sentinels
watched outside and prevented an offi
cer and one citizen from interfering.
The trio then stole a team of horses
and a surrey and escaped. The officers
are on their trail and a capture is ex
pected. Humored Death of Caatlllo.
Havana, Oct. 22. There have been
nrraistent rumors that General Castillo,
the well-known Insurgent leader, has
been killed in an engagement with the
Spanish troops. The reports, however,
have not been officially connrmea.
(Major Handy Serloljr 111.
Paris, Oct. 22. Major Moses P. Han
dy, the rpeclal commissioner of the
United States to the rrencn iniernaiion
.i -rtoltlon of 1HC0. who has-Just com
his mission here, is so seriously
111 that his friends are alarmed and his
return to the United Stales has Deen
1 1 Hi
BIQ TELESCOPE DEDICATED.
The IiiimeiiHe OIhhh Now lU-aJy for l'e by
Williams Kay, Wis., Oct. 22. Charles
T. Yerkes splendid gift is now in the
possession of the University of Chicago.
Shortly after noon Mr. Yerkes formally
presented to President Harper the keys
of the observatory which contains the
Yerkes telescope. The ceremonies cov
ered two hours, beginning at 12 o'clock,
and the greatest refracting telescope In
the world, having a forty-Inch lens, Is
dedicated and ready to be used by
astronomers from every part of the
A special train provided for trustees,
officials and guests of the University of
Chicago arrived here about 10:30. A
half-hour later the distinguished party
reached the observatory by way of Lake
Geneva, several of the finest yachts in
the lake havlr.g been provided for Its
transportation. At 11:30 Mr. Yerkes
made formal prestation of the obser
vatory and equlprV'.t to the University
of Chieugo, President Harper making
the speech of acceptance. This cere
mony over. Professor James H. Keeler,
director of the Allegheny observatory,
delivered the dedicatory address on "The
Importaroe cf Astro physical Research
and the TUlatlon cf Astrophysics to
Other Physical Sciences." At 1 o'clock
luncheon was served to the trustees and
guests of the university.
STICKS TO HORSES.
I'ai-Hon Arney lieslsrn III Pastorate to
Kn!e Fine Stoek.
Niles, Mich.. Oct. 22. Ilev. J. W. Ar
ney, familiarly known as Parson Ar
ney, has made a public ccnfesrlon that
he is a back-l!der and says he never
intcr.cls to preach the gos-pel again. Mr.
Arney was a Methodist preacher, but
was asked to withdraw from that church
because he insisted on owning race
horses. He then began preaching for
the Congregationalisms and tilled, an ap
pointment at Lansing. From there he
went to Otsego two years ago. His
love for a good horse has not lessened
and he has owned many fast equinea
since his residence there. He closed his
pastorate Sept. 1 last and has dealt
quite extensively in horses since that
At a reception lately he was called
upon for a speech. He said' he was a
backslider and did not hold to the same
faith he had for years past. He did
not propose to be bound by any ortho
dox church and proposes to be a free
man. He said he had a vision of better
things. The churches, he declared, were
not doing their duty or there would
he r.6 use for the numerous secret or
ders now in the land.
THINK PROHIBITION IS DEAD.
Itetr.il Liquor Dealer Say It Died with Its
Clrcut Defender, Dow.
Indianapolis. Oct. 22. It is the pense
of the Retail Liquor Dealers' Association
of the Unittd States that prohibition died
with Neal Dow, -of Maine. In a minute
entered upon the records of the associa
tion it referred feelingly to the death of
Dow, whom it characterized as a man of
sterling interglty, ar.d then declared
that with his death prohibition ceased
to be a living issue in this country. Da
vid U. Hill, cf New York, telegraphed
to the meeting that because cf local bus
iness he could not be present at the ban
quet, but he wished the meeting all
measure of fucccs.?.
The chamber cf commerce it Omaha
wired to thp representatives of that city
hereto get themeetlngfor Omahalf possible.-
The question whether the members
o fthe association rhould pledge them
selves to handle only union-made cigars
resulted in a warm discussion. The mat
ter was finally referred to the committee
Orgsi nixed to Dig Cold.
Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., Oct. 22. A
company has been organized here to de
velop the new MIchipicoten gold fields
with a capital of $1,000,000. The follow
ing officers were elected: Lord Douglas
of Hawick, president; Henry Dreany,
manaeer: A. M. Sharpe, treasurer;
vThomas It. Harvey, secretary. The
company will be Incorporated under the
laws of Ontario and has commenced ac
tive operations in the Lake Wawa dis
trict., A force of miners will be em
ployed during the winter sinking test
pits, etc. The stock will be mostly
floated In London. This company has
extensive acreage in the MIchipicoten
Woman Found (iulltyof Murder.
Hannibal, Mo., Oct. 22. The case of
the state against Mrs. Virginia Todd,
charged with the murder of her daugh
ter, Hattle Htthel, which has been in
progress since Monday In the criminal
court of lulls county, In New London,
was given to the Jury, which returned a
verdict finding the defendant guilty of
murder In the second degree and fixing
her punishment at twenty-five years in
the state penitentiary. The case has
been tried four times, each of the former
trials resulting in a hung Jury.
Will of Kx-Senatnr Mrl'hermm.
Jersey City, N. J., Oct. 22. The will
of the late ex-Sonator John It. Mc
pherson has been filed for probate in
the surrogate's office. The sole legatee
and executrix Is Ella It. McPherson,
the widow. Mrs. McPherson Is not re
quired to file either bonds or an in
ventory of the estate. Neither neeJ
she make an accounting. The value of
the estate can therefore only be sur
mised. It is estimated at $r,000,000.
Dryan to Speak In Ohio.
Columbus, O., Oct. 22. The Democrat
ic state committee will bring William
J. Bryan into Ohio for the last four
days of the last full week of th9 cam
paign. He follows Senator Hanna for
three speeches a day, Montpeller,
Defiance, Van Wert, Mt. Vernon, New
ark, Shawnee, Logan. McArthur, Jack
son, Waverly, Greenfield and perhaps
Cincinnati being the places.
'WUoonnln Rank Fall.
Edgerton, Wis., Oct. 22. The Edger
ton bank did not open Its doors. It is
announced that the depositor will be
paid in full.
MY IS DISCHARGED.
Twelve Men in Luetgert Case
Could Not Agree.
CLOSE OF TJIE CELEBRATED TRIAL
Jude TutliiU F.xpree Regret That the
iHMiie Could Not Have lleen Decided Oue
Way or the Other, and Then Discharge
the Jury The l'rUoner Will Have to
Stand Another Trial--Firect of the Ite
kUlt ou I.uetgert.
Chicago, Oct. 22. Adoplh L. Luet
gerfs fate Is still undecided. The Jury
has disagreed. He will have to be tried
all over again. Humors of coiruption
are flying thick and fast, but as yot
there Is nothing to substantiate them.
The long, wearisome trial, with the con
fusing mass of evidence, produced such
decidedly different effects on the minds
of the Jury that they found there was
no chance for, an agreement. Ballot
after ballot was taken, but in va:n.
There were some who declared they
would hang out indefinitely for a verdict
of guilty, while others were Just as set
In the opposite convictions. Finally It
was decided to announce a disagree
ment. Judge Tuthlll as-ked the Jurors
to make a further effort to reach a de
cision, on account of the vast ex
pediture cf money, time and trouble
necessary for another hearing of thti
They Cannot Agree.
But all efforts to reach a verdict
proved futile. The Jurors slowly filed
back Into the court room. The air was
filled with Intense excitement. The
crowd arose to its feeWn Its eagerness
to hear the decision, 'i; rapping of the
bailiffs.', -mallets and the calls to "sit
down" were scarcely heeded. The Jury
stood in two silent rows in the Jury box
and waited for order. There was a mo
ment of breathless silence. Luetgert.
as he leaned forward in his chair, with
his eyes riveted upon the faces of the
Jurors, was the picture of Intense anxi
ety. Attorneys Vincent and Phalen on
one tide of the table and Deneen and
McEwen on the other listened eagerly
for the decision.
"Gentlemen," said Judge Tuthlll, In
an apparently undisturbed tone, "have
you agreed upon a verdict?"
"We have not," replied the foreman.
"How-do you stand numerically?"
"Nine for conviction and three for ac
quittal," was the answer.
There was a buzz of voices in the
room. The bailiffs' mallets and voices
were again brought Into play. State's
Attorney Deneen and Assistant State's
Attorney McEwen were plainly disap
pointed. Inspector Schaack looked still
deeper aggrieved. On the defense side
of the table there was also disappoint
ment, but apparently not so keenly felt.
Luetgert sank back In his chair. He
3eemed anxious to get away. He is
practically bankrupt and there Is no
knowing where he will get the money
for a new trial. Judge Tuthlll expressed
reeret that the Issue could not have
been decided ope way or the other. Then
he discharged the Jury, after thanking
them for their close attention during
all the tedium of the protracted trial.
How Luetgert Took It.
When the order cf Judge Tuthlll dis
charging the Jury was made Luetgert
stood up with a smile on his face and
nodded to the Jurors. He was cool and
collected. The action of the Jury had
Justified an oft-repeated prediction of
the prisoner In the past twenty-four
hours. William Charles, Arnold Luet
gert, Luetgtrt's counsel, ar.d other
friends of the sausage maker, crowded
around him and shook his extended
hands. Luetgert's eyes sparkled, but
he did not say much. A great weight
of anxiety had been lifted from his mind
and the sudden reaction from doubt to
certainty as to the Jury's position filled
the broad chest of the sausage maker
with emotion. A bailiff tapped the pris
oner on the shoulder and motioned him
to follow. Luetgert walked away with
a degree of activity not seen In his mode
of locomotion before. He walked across
the bridge to his cell In the Jail with a
light step and In a happy frame of mind,
den ite the fact that he remarked to the
Jiil guard: "They ought to have ac
quitted me. Their action showed doubt
and the court told them I was entitled
to all doubt."
There will undoubtedly be a motion
made to admit the prisoner to ball. It Is
thought, in a day or two.
Great Interest In the Trial.
The crime of wife murder which was
charged against Adolph L. Luetgert,
the sausage-maker of Diversey boule
vard, attracted the widest attention.
Jurists watched the developments of
the case and the progress of th- trtM
on account of the unusual method of
proving the corpus delicti. Scientists
pursued even the smallest details, ow
ing to the battle of expert testimony
which was necessarily Involved. Busi
ness men scanned the accounts of the
case as one of their number had sud
denly been taken from their midst and
charged ,wib a- most atrocious crime.
(Is illjS k
The "sympathetic 'were drawn on ac
count of the two little children, who,
left motherless in the Hermitage av
enue home, were forced to be parted
from their father by prison bars. News
papers in all parts of the country had
their correspondents in Chicago follow
ing each step In the sensational case.
Coftt to the State.
Following are the figures furnished
by the county board and the state's at
torneywhich make up the tabulated
expense list of the Luetgert trial:
Judge, fifty-i-ix days salary, $829.00;
state's attorney, fifty-six days, $1.026.GS';
assistant state's attorney, since May 17,
?l.fiCG.C3; clerk of court, fifty-six days,
$186.48; Jurors, fifty-six days, $1,344.00;
vflfteen bailiffs, fifty-six days. $2,940.00:
salaries of detectives, $2,500.00; fees of
experts', $2,500.00; salaries of stenogra
phers (about), $1,000.00; board twelve
Jurors and three bailiffs, $1,344.00; fec9
and mileage Kenosha witnesses, $50.00:
Incidentals for Jurors (about). $100.00;
expense of Luetgert in Jail, $100.00; ex
pense of police, $50.00; expense of light
ing, heating, etc., of court room, esti
mate county board, $150.00; expense of
grand Jury investigation, $200.00; ex
pense of trial, Judge Gibbons (about),
J300.000; expense of trial, Justice Ker
sten, $75.00; expense of experiment con
tacted by the state, $1,500.00; total, $16,
811.71. LET DOWN THE BARS.
Federation of Women' Club Decide to
Admit the Men.
Jacksonville. Ills., Oct. 22. At the
morning metting cf the State Federation
of Women's clubs the first order was re
ports of dubs. Quite a stir was created
by the report of Mrs. Schippen of the
Fret? Bath and Sanitary league of Chi
cago. She announced a new establish
ment with sixty showers patronized by
hundreds, and declared that they meant
to have Chicago clean. The Women's
Press association showed great advance
ment ar.d among the oldest ar.d most
u?cful of the organizations.
When the matter of revMrg the con
stitution came up there was a decided
breeze over the proposition to rule out
clubs -of both men ar.d women, and the
body almost evenly divided, and
pome lively discussion ensued, but the
men's friends prevailed ar.d they will
he admitted. A hot argument arose over
the eligibility of officers to re-election,
and amendments were offered thick and
fast, but the chair ruled the members
admirably, and everything was. man
aged smoothly. There was a strong sen
timent against anything savoring cf
rings, and by a large majority the fed
eration, decided thafj'0 ere should be on
the advisory board over four consecutive
Mlrtfthm Proved I'limieceMnful.
London, Oct. 22. Colonel John Hey,
the United States ambassador, and the
officials of the British foreign office de-
cllne to furnish the press with the text
of Great Britain's reply to the sugges
tion of the United States p-wonetary com
missioners. The United States commis
sioners recognize that their mission has
been unsuccessful, though they will not
admit it, as the answer of Great Britain
pays , that country will be glad to re
ceive ether propositions, and the com
missioners have decided, as a matter cf
form, to return to France and consult
the French government as to whether
fresh proposals are desirable. But It is
not expected that anything will remit
from their visit to France.
Kilted by III Own Trap Gun.
Portland, Ore,, Oct. 22. S. M. Wise
of Dawson City, Alaska, writes to Simon
Jacobs cf this city that W. F. Michael
son of Portland was killed on El Dorado
creek in a peculiar manner. Mlchaelson
suspected that some one was stealing
from his cabin. He fixed a trap gun in
the door so that It would be discharged
if any one attempted to enter the cabin.
Mlchaebcn himself was the first one to
attempt to open the door, and he re
ceived the charge of buckshot in the ab
domen. He died in a few hours. Mlch
aelson was an upholsterer by trade.
Mark Ilanna'a Itrother Critically 111.
Cleveland, O., Oct. 22. Mr. II. M.
Hanna, president of the Globe Ship
building company, and widely known on
the great lakes, lies critically 111 at his
home, 60!) rrorpect Ftreet. Four physi
cians have been in constant attendance
upon him since Monday night, at which
time he underwent an operation for ap
pendicitis. Mr. Hanna Is assoclaled
with his brother, Mark A. Hanna. In
nearly all his enterprises except that of
the firm of M. A. Hanna & Co. H. M.
Hanna is K6 years of age, or three years
younger thnn the senator.
Tuberculoid at Agricultural Collegr.
Manhattan, Kan.. Oct. 22. Tubercu
losis in an advanced Ftage has been
found In a herd of cattle owned by the
Kansas state agricultural college. Offi
cial tests were made at the college
grounds here under the supervision cf
the law of Cornell urlverslty, Dr. F. A.
GadJIs. from the bureau of animal In
dustry at Washington, and Professors
Fisher and Cottrell of the agricultural
college. Eight animals were killed for
the purpose and in each case the disease
was found to exist.
Several I'eople IMtten by Snake
Holgate, O., Oct. 22. A mureum was
exhibited here In a large car, which had
on exhibition a glass and wire cage con
taining forty shakes. The crowd was
so great that the cage was crushed, al
lowing the reptiles to run at large.
Amorg the collection were a number of
black diamond rattle.nakes, measuring
from five to eleven feet long. They were
stepped upon by the crowd and several
persons were bitten. All the doctors in
town were summoned to give medical
Spain Fllea m Froteat.
Madrid. Oct. 22. The Spanish cabinet
is considering a draft of tho answer
from Spain to the note of the United
States on the subject of Cuba, delivered
to the Spanish government by the Unit
ed States minister, General Stewart U
Woodford, Phortly after his arrival here.
It la reported that the answer Qt the
Spanish government will include a for
mal protest against filibustering.