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Washington, D. C Feb. 13, 9:56 p. m. j
Observations taken at the same moment of
time at all stations named.
upper Mississippi vali.et.
Bar. Thcr. Wind. Weather.
St. Paul 29.88 -7 SW Clear
La Crosse 29.93 1 W Clear
Bar. Ther. Wind. Weather.
Bismarck 29.97 9 NW Fair
Ft. Garry 29.97 -9 S Cloudy
Minnedosa 29.85 -G N Cloudy
Moorhead 29.86 -2 S Cloudy
Quapelle 30.13 -13 NW Clear
St. Vincent 29.76 -8 SW Fair
Bar. Ther. Wind. Weather.
Ft. Assinaboin..30.15 -8 E St Snow
Ft. Buford 30.09 1 NW Clear
Ft. Custer 30.15 13 W Fair
Helena, M. T...30.23 -3 NW Fair
Huron, D. T 30.01 12 NW Lt Snow
Medicine Hat...30.18 6 N Cloudy
Bar. Ther. Wind. Weather.
Duluth 29.78 2 W Fair
Bar. Ther. Dew Point. Wind. Weather.
29.928 -1.2 -7.1 NW Clear
Amount of rainfall or melted snow, 0.3, max
imum thermometer, 10.5; minimum thermom
eter, 10.5; daily range, 12.0.
River, frozen.
- Below zero.
Note—Barometer corrected for temperature
and elevation.
P. F. Lyons,
Sergeant, Signai Corps, U. S. A.
to-day's weather.
Washington, Feb. 14, 1 a. m.—Indications for
the upper Mississippi: Fair weather, slowly rising
temperature; west to south winds, nearly station
ary, followed by falling baromet.r. Missouri
valley: Warmer, generally fair weather; west
erly to southerly winds, and falling barometer.
The St. Paul produce market was quiet and
unchanged. Wheat at Milwaukee was fluctuat
ing and closed about He higher than on Tues
day ; at Chicago wheat was unsettled, but closed
steady at the same as Tuesday. Corn was ex
cited, strong and active closing 196c higher.
Oats were firm and %@%c higher. Pork closed
strong at 30©32c higher. Money ou
Wall street was easy and unchanged.
Government bonds were weaker with 4s lower:
state securities were quiet; railroad bonds were
firm and in good demand at higher prices. Stocks
opened weak and irregular, and Manitoba de
clined 2 per cent, but St. Paul sold up to 96%.
Large outside buying made the market buoyant
and it closed strong. A large business was re
ported. There was but little business done in
mining stock, and the market was without any
feature of interest.
This is 'the Globe day."
In the Senate Monday the minimum of
debate was indulged regarding civil servivce
reform, in the course of which Senator Con
ner said he had never seen a Democrat injthe
3enate suporting any action in aid of civil
service except when it would result in turn
ing a Republican out and putting a Demo
crat in. Tha remark was smart but not just
tificd, and will not bear the test of analysis.
The distinguished senator and his numer
ous relatives are enjoying valuable favors at
;he hands of the government which have
»een secured because under Republican rule
livil service reform is a farce, and th e spoils
Ihe only ambition of statesmen of that faith.
A member of the cabinet has just shown his
sontempt of the civil service commission, by
rejecting, upon a frivilous pretext, the re
commendations he bad requested the com
mission to make to him, a request made,
doubtless for the purpose of treating the res
ponse with scornful insolence. The arrog
ant spoils-eaters, with their greed and nepot
ism make a fine spectele in taunting Demo
crats with hostility to the application of
(vholesomcncss to the civil service. The
country has had enough of Republican civil
service, and its delusions and shams, and
the times are ripe to set the misleading pre
tenders adrift, The spirit exhibited in the
lenate Monday will assist in hatening the
lappy day when the Republican cormorants
*riil feel the force of their own procriptions.
In another place is given some fresh state
cents made by ex-Senator Dorsey regarding
ihe star route matter, that is, on the whole,
Interesting reading. The entire interview
publifhed by the World, goes
»ver the matters given by
Dorsey some months ago to reporters who
rtsited him at his home in New Mexico,
irtiich were published at the time by the
Blobe. Dorsey, without change, repeats his
aarrative of the stupendous cor
ruption of the campaign which
fleeted Garfield and Arthur. The
Dorsey narrative has never been disproyen,
ind stands as truthful political history.
The World reporter who talked with Mr.
Dorsey naturally asked his views in regard to
the Republican nomination next June. He
laid that the chances appeared to be two to
one that Logan will be the nominee, and
I have reason to believe that Gen. Grant, Sena
tor Conkling, Mr. Blaine and all the other people
h'ho have snpported them heretofore, will give
eieir support to Logan. If I had anything to say
i the matter I would be for Logan, though I
presume it would injure him. Gen. Logan has
Been in public life for more than a quarter of a
jentury. He is the only volunteer officer who
ittained a high rank in the war, who succeeded
is brigade, division, corps and army commander.
fie was great in every place he was assigned to.
iie has never been stained in civil or military
Senator Logan has not been regarded
tn the light of an imposing candidate,
but it is possible he may turn out a formid
ible quantity, at least to the extent of hin
icring some other aspirant from getting the
aomination. Coincident with the statement
made made by Dorsey is a positive report
;hat John C. New is engaged in working up
i Logan movement in Indiana. The Lincoln
flub, composed of the leading colored men
Df Connecticut, have come out formally for
Logan. At the meeting of the Illinois Re
publican State committee, held on
Tuesday, a very decided senti
ment in favor of Logan was
ixhibited. Gov. Foster, of Ohio, is a pro
nounced Logan man, and will do what he
;an for his favorite in his state, where there
is a strong and growing anti-Arthur senti
ment. There seems to be some foundation
for a Logan boom beside the horoscope of
Jhe late conspicuous star route defendant.
Booms are multiplying, and before many
Jays the pot will be boiling at white beat. It
Is rather melancholy to witness the struggle
going on in the Republican ranks for the
nomination, well knowing, as we do, that
that party cannot elect a President in 1884,
foa the one and abundant reason that the
next President will be a Democrat.
Mr. J. G. Blaine is reported to be still in
dustriously at work on the concluding chap
ters of his long promised book, about con
gress and congressmen for the last twenty
years. It continues to be looked forward to
with much interest, and, yet, it is quite ap
parent that its long heralded preparation has
served to blunt, rather than to enhance pub
lic anxiety for its perusal. It is annouueed,
and claimed to be by authority, that Mr.
Blaine has definitely and finally abandoned
all idea and hope of being President. He re
alizes that as in the case of Henry Clay,
bristling and insuperable antagonisms hedge
his way to the presidency; but he does not
hesitate to have it given out that he would
like to be Secretary of State, under the next
administration. To this end his partisans
aver that he is not only loyal to the Republi
can party, but that he will give it all the
aid and comfort he possibly can as a private
citizen to make it successful.
Mr. Blaine just now hobnobs with Presi
dent Arthur, thus to exhibit a sort of stra
tegic party millennial status of affairs. Mr.
Blaine has recently given a very select and
exclusive dinner party at his palatial resi
deuce. President Arthur was one of his
guests, and greatly enjoyed hi3 viands and
his wines. Mr. Arthur is a more regular
diner-out than any of his recent predecessors.
He enjoys good dinners and choice wines.
Iu this respect he discards the extreme rig
idity and "weak nonsense" of the Hayes
regime. He has good dinners and good
wines at the White House, but he likes to run
out and put his legs under other people's
Mr. Blaine and Mr. Arthur are apparently
on the very best of personal terms. There
may, or there may not be any especial polit
ical significance in this. Yet it seems in
view of their personal relations not a little
incongruous that Mr. Blaine's friends are
determined that Arthur shall not be renom
inated. But this does not seem to disturb
their personal relations. They are both bon
vivants, and enjoy the luxuries of the dinner
table and its exhilerating concomitants in
the shape of aged fluids, of choice brands.
No gentlemen at the National capital enjoy
good living better than do the President and
the ex-Secretary of State.
The contrast between these two men is
very great—Blaine is characterized oy bold
ness, dash and vigor—Arthur by timidity,
easy-going, hesitating dilatoriness. He lacks
the vim and courage to give force and
strength to his administration. He floats
lazily on the tide of good living, and the
government runs along just as weU when
he is in the wilds of the Yellow Stone Park
region, or among the bibulous fashionables
of Newport, as when he is in Washington..
The weakness of his administration is at
triubted largely to the defects of his cabinet.
His secretary of state Mr. Frelinghuysen
is personally a very amiable old gentleman
without force or grit, and his son-in-law, John
Davis, assistant secretary uns the s depart
ment; Brewster is a ridiculous, sample of
empty, vain pomposity, verifying the
old saw "when wine is in,
wit is out." Chandler is of
the sub-soil class and uses his position
for the benefit of himself and his firends.
Folger lacks adaptation to his positition; Tell
er has gained nothing in public esteem since
he left the senate for the cabinet; Lincoln is
a level float on the still waters of a peace es
tablishment; Gresham shows an occasional
spluge of activity in 'his department, while
the fussy, vapid assistant, Hatton, disgraces
his position in the department.
Thus the government with a lackadaisical
head, and a shilly shally cabinent, is exposed I
to the manipulations of selfish, unpatriotic
cormorants who successfully work their
schemes to plunder the public revenue, and
aggrandize themselves.
Shall such a dynasty be perpetuated? Over
twenty years of power in Republican hands
have corrupted the public service; corrup
tion ists lead in official life, and fill all the
purlieus of official station,and it is high time
to expel the unscrupulous partisan vermin
and parasites from places of trust and re
sponsibility, and replace them with honest
patriotic, trustworthy and capable public ser
vants, from the highest to the lowest official
positions. This is the kind of "civil service
reform," now imperatively demanded for the
good of the government and the welfare of
the people.
Religious excitements produce frequent curi
ous and unaccountable experiences, in many in
stances no doubt producing a species of mental
unbalancing. A revival meeting of "Orthodox
Friends," at a semi-Quaker sect is called, is now
in progress at Zanesville, Ohio. On an evening
last week a young man arose in the congregation
and said: "I am an atheist. I don't believe there
is a God. I don't believe there is a hell. If
there is a God I want Him to manifest Himself."
Having so spoken he fell down in
an apparent fit, followed by a
trance-like state, whieh continued for twenty
four hours. When he had become fully restored
he annouueed his conversion, for the reason that
while in the trance he had seen that which con
vinced him there is a God and a hell. He thought
he passed into another world, and conversed with
persons long dead. The incident is seized upon
as a divine means to convert the scoffing young
man, but the rational conclusion- is that the
young man being wrought up with mental excite
ment, after he had spoken experienced a reac
tion, and during the comotose passed simply had
a dream.
The President, who is commander-in-chief cf
the army and navy, was rather inclined to the
sentimental upon the retirement of General Sher
man from the position "General of the army."
The President expressed the hope that Provi
dence may grant the retiring General "many
years of health and happiness in the relief from
the active duties of his profession." A journal
favoring the nomination of Arthur, thinks the
president went too far and undertakes to present
a hint for • General Sherman in regard to
the succession. The hint is delecately stated
in the form of saying that the American people
will heartily unite in the hope expressed by
President Arthur, and will go "a step further
and hope that this "relief" may not be broken
by any efforts to impose upon him political re
sponsibility which his brother John is strong
enough to bear." For a pointer that is rather
Gen Grant has been the ruin of Rev. Dr.
Newman. When president he steadily attended
the preaching sendee of the Doctor. This so in
flated the Reverend Divine that he incontinent
ally fell from (Methodist) grace and embarked
in Congregationalism. Christian humility gave
place to worldly pride. The ambitious Doctor
grew top-heavy and toppled over. Does he ever
experience in the reviews a twinge of remorse?
A saucy, if not sympathizing exchange signifi
cantly remarks: "The circumstances in which
the Rev. Dr. Newman at present finds himself
must lend additional poignancy to his memory of
those happy old times when he was mixing 'hot
whiskies' in Washington for Grant and his merry
The immense Ohio flood has again brought np
the theory that the great rush of water is due to
the removal of the forests, that until cleared off
protected a large area of the head waters of the
Ohio river. And this view of the matter is used
to awaken the New York legislature to the neces
sity of preserving the Adriondack forests, which
the woodsman's axe is rapidly laying low, and
which are the protectors of the great eastern
watershed. The destruction of the Ohio forests
is proving a costly mistake, and the lesson taught
should not be lost.
The independent colored men of Cleveland,
Ohio, will have a celebration over the passage of
the civil rights bill, by the state legislature. One
of the movers for the celebration said: "Ohio is
the first state to pass a civil rights bill, and it has
a Democratic legislature. That is something to
celebrate over, now I tell you. Yes, I votedjfor
Hoadly, and I am glad of it." Among those
who have subscribed to the celebration fund, is
Mr. Bowles, the editor of the Cleveland Leader.
The Hog-feeding Cereal Assisted
to a Lively and Business
like Boom.

Light Receipts, Short Stocks and the
Usual Bull Argument of Bad
Weather the Elevating
Provisions FoUow Suit, Pork Reaching $20,
70--Wheat Active, Light Receipts
of Hogs and Cattle.
The Stock Market Inactive—An Improve
ment in ex-Villiards—The Bulls
Still on Top.
[Special Telegram to the Globe.]
Chicago, Feb. 13.—Speculators on change
took hold of corn to-day and that article was
assisted to a boom of 1J£C- which is main
tained with every evidence of an intention
to do even better to-morrow. Corn was es
sentially the feature of the market. Among
the big bulls who lent it their influence were
noticed Poole, Kent & Co,, Nat Jones, and
N. B. Ream, and the credit of to-day's ad
vance is doubtless to a large extent due to
them. There are however other and more
reliable influences to be taken into
consideration. Receipts are begin
gining to fall off. Yesterday 358
cars were received, while to-day the bulletin
board announces the number to be 310.
Then reports of a very bullish character are
coming in from the great corn districts. On
two roads in Iowa it is reported that the
stocks of corn are fully 20.000,000 bushels
less than last year. Added to the prospects
of light receipts is that hackneyed bull argu
ment—bad weather, and they could hardly
wish for worse. Sell wheat and buy corn
was the general remark made on 'change to
day, which was quickly challenged by a
trader on the opposite side of the fence, who
answered: "Do nothing of this kind; corn
is higher In proportion now than wheat."
This may be, ordinarily, but the present situ
ation is somewhat unusual, owing to the
large stores of wheat and light demand, and
the decreasing supply of corn, its generally poor
condition and the growing demand. There
are, at any rate, sufficient indications that
corn will go higher to attract a large portion
of speculators, who have for some time de
voted themselves entirely to wheat.
Next to corn, provisions come in for con
siderable attention. Owing to extensive re
alizing early in the day, a slight decline in
values was marked. This was mainly recov
ered, and before noon May pork sold at
$18.62}£ and closed on the curb at $18.70.
T.iere are those who predict that pork will
sell at $25.00. In the language of a firm who
believe in high-priced provisions, "Hogs don't
come in, receipts are constantly growing less
and it looks as though stocks were nearly ex
hausted. For two years pork has sold for
$20.00 or over, and during that time the
causes for high prices were never so well de
veloped as they are to-day. There were less
hogs slaughtered last fall than has been the
case for several years. The packers can't
help things out now on higher receipts and
high prices of hogs, so you may as well make
up your minds to pay well for what provis
ions you buy the rest of the year."
Wheat closed at the closing figure of yes
terday, $1.02%; it opened at $1.02}£ and.
went as low as $1.01%. Trading was very
active throughout the day and was partici
pated in by local speculators only. McCor
mick, Kennett & Day say: "The weather is
very cold in Missouri and Kansas, and wheat
being bear, reports of serious damage are
sure to follow. The weather continues stormy
throughout the west and we think May wheat
purchased on soft spots, a good investment
for the present. Seaboard markets are strong
and 120,000 bushels were taken for export;
milling demand active. Don't buy on
bulges, buy when the market is Weak.
Corn is excited and higher. The boom we
have been predicting has come, but the
writer thinks the advance has only begun.
Strong cables, wet, unfavorable weather,
light receipts and persistent buying by
strong parties, caused sharp upturn. The
market was very active both shorts and
longs buying heavily. Estimates place
the amount of corn ruined by the
Ohio flood at 150,000,000 to 200,000,000
bushels. Corn is the cheapest thing here."
Milmime, Bodman & Co., say: "The pro
fessional speculative crowd commonly
known on the floor as the "big four" took
hold of corn and quickly advanced that
article lc per bushel and this caused a sharp
upturn in provisions and wheat. Nothing is
visible yet in the general situation on
which to base a boom. Corn, for the rea
sons above stated, took quite a shine.
The provisions crowd are credited with a lib
eral effort on the bull side of the corn to-day,
also, and country roads are now thawed out
and impassable, so that receipts are likely to
fall off materially from this time forward.
There being a good demand, corn at the
opening was fairly steady, and from the
start there was excellent buying. Prices ad
vanced l)^c, reacting but a point or two,
and finally closing firm. Provisions opened
easy, but under good buying for long and
short account the market became very buoy
ant, and prices improved ma
terially, closing strong. If hogs come
along more liberally, think we should
see lower wrices; on the contrary, if light
receipts continue there will be very little to
make short sales on until prices reach a
point, when packers will sell some of their
holdings and ease up the market conditions.
Receipts of hogs, 15,000; estimate for to
morrow, 16,000.
Minor, Richard & Co. say: "We cannot
discover any new features in the wheat situa
tion." We think it advisable to only trade for
quick terms on either side. Corn was un
settlnd and weak early, but on reports of
serious damages in the flooded districts
a good buying set in which
carried the market up to 61c from 59V£e, the
close being at the top prices. We would not
advocate buying on this advance, bnt corn
has the appearance now of selling higher be
fore the longs realize.
A.M. Wright and Co. say: "The weak
ness in wheat was partly due to snow, which
commenced falling ahout 1 p. m, Pork was
controled entirely by local influence: trading
active, but prices unsettled. The opening
was weak and pork declined to 15c per barrel
under the manipulation of bulls, who were
disposed to break prices to shake out tailers
and scare a larger line of shorts from those
who sell on breaks, but the decline brought
free buying from shorts and scalpers."
Robert Lindblom & Co. say; "Wheat
opened weak; everybody was prepared for
cold weather, and everybody had some wheat
to sell."
Touro Robinson, a large provisiou opera
tor in New York, telegraphed C. J. Kershaw,
of this city, to-day, to place $1,006 in 'the
hands of the relief committee here for the
benefit of the Ohio river sufferers. Over
$5,000 was raised on the board to-day.
Receipts of cattle at the yards show a fail
ing off of about 1,000 as compared with last
Wednesday, and for the week so far about
5,000 less than last week. The market ruled
rather slow. Receipts of hogs were
about 2,000 more than last Wednesday, but
for the week so far about the same as last
week. The market opened wild with buyers
and sellers a good deal excited under which
excitement values went up [email protected] on all
grades of heavy, while light during this time
seemed neglected and did not advance as
fast as other sorts. Receipts of sheep con
tinue to show a falling off and are now 2,000
I less than for corresponding period last week.
There is a fair demand for good fat sheep,
either fine or coarse wooled, the former, how
ever, having the preference. For 3uch prices
are fair.
Cliirngo Financial.
fSpccial telegram to the Globe.]
Chicago, Feb. 13. —The local market is with
out important change, A 1 business paper re
maining at 5<&6 per cent. Eastern exchange
firmer, held at 50c premium per $1,000. Bank
clearings were S6,059,000 against §7,354,000 yes
terday. The flow of currency to the country
continues light.
To-night Henry Clews & Co. wired
Schwartz &Dupee: "The market opened
weak and dragged along in a lifeless man
ner until just before the close when numer
ous buying orders were sent in for active
stocks, which turned the current and made
closing prices the best ones for the day.
There is a good demand for stock in the loan
crowd, indicating an increased short interest
evidently created by room traders for
a turn, and as they are
a class of operators that seldom
wait for big losses, a continuation of the
same short to-morrow as was given to-day,
will most like drive them to cover. There
are no factors to be seen in the financial hor
izon that will operate to effeet any material
or permanent change in values, and for the
present, at least, the market remains a scalp
ing one for small profits on either the long
or short side.
[Special Telegram to the Globe.]
New York, Feb. 13.—The market was ir
regular in early dealings, some stocks show
ing a disposit'on to decline, while Oregon
Transcontinental, Northern Pacific and its
allies, and Illinois Central improved. The
latter gets a 6 per cent,
cash dividend on the loth and
was in demand at 138. There was
excellent buying of Rock Island, Chicago,
Burlington & Quincy, and the grangers. The
fluctuations were within narrow limits, how
ever, and at times there was a want of activi
ty throughout. The bears were not inclined
to be demonstrative, and the market was not
subject to attacks by them at any time.
About the only disturbing element was the
report of destruction by the floods in
the west. Reading advanced a cool
23 to-day, but it had no effect on the stock,
which was almost entirely neglected, as was
also Jersey Central. In the closing hour
there was considerable snap to the market.
Union Pacific, Delaware & Lackawanna, Or
egon Transcontinental and the Grangers
were the leaders. St. Paul touched 93% and
the whole list was up to about the best fig
ures of the day. It is very evident that the
leaders in the late upward movement have
not yet relaxed their grasp, and the bears,
who last evening seemed to be in control,
to-day have been left in the lurch. Northern
Pacific earnings during the first week in Feb
ruary increased $43,000.
A Gray-Haired Man and Bed-Ridden
Woman Foully Murdered
Near Chicago.
The Helpless Victims Brutally Beaten and Mu
tilated—No Cause'Assigned for the
Deed and No Clue to
the Murderer.
[Special Telegram to the Globe.]
Chicago, Feb. 13.—Mr. and Mrs. James
L. Wilson weTe found this morning murdered
in their own house at Winnetka, about six
teen miles north of this city. Mrs. Wilson
was a paralytic and had been for some years
an invalid, confined to her bed. On Wednes
days it was the habit of Mr. Wilson to come
to the city to attami to business,and on those
days a young lady named Miss Dwyer had
been employed to go to the house and watch
over Mrs. Wilson. The young lady went to
the house this morning as usual,
about 10:30 o'clock, and was surprised
at not being able to gain admittance. She very
naturally felt some alarm, and at once went
to the neighboring butcher shop of Charles
Schroeder, and was accompanied by him to
the house. With his assistance she effected
an entrance through a window, and on going
to the library found the aged gentleman lying
motionless on the floor behind the stove.
Thinking that he had probably fainted, she
rushed into the street and summoned the
neighbors, who, returning with her, made a
close examination and found that he was
dead, and that he was
He had been shot in the jaw and left
breast, and several of his ribs had been
broken. The carpet and furniture were be
smeared with blood, and even the walls spot
ted. It looked as though the old man had
made a vigorous defense. Mrs. Wilson was
dead in her bed up-stairs. Her face and
head were beaten to a jelly. Her arms and
hands were mashed and broken, and the
upper part of her body was mangled in a ter
rible manner. She had been evidently
pounded to death, aud although her body wa%
nearly one-half paralyzed, she must have
fought bravely for life. The floor and
walls were stained blood, and her murderer
could not have escaped stainless. On the
floor wers found the weapons which had
been used. A large cane covered with blood
and shreds of skin lay near the bed, aud an
old fashioned pair of iron tongs were
and much bent. Down stairs near Mr. Wil
son's body lay a sword in its scabbord. The
latter was covered with blood and the long
grey hairs adhearing to it showed that it too
had been used in murdering the almost
helpless old woman. Marks upon the head
of Mr. Wilson showed that it had also been
used upon him. It would seem a3 though
the murderer, when he came down stairs
brought the sword with him and finding that
the old man had not been killed as he sup
posed felled him to the floor with the sheathed
weapon and beat him over the head, at the
same time jumping upon him and breaking
his ribs. Mr. Wilson's watch was gone and
what money he had in his pockets. Win
netka town bonds to the amount of $300,
three $100 bills and about $50 were found
secreted in the house. Mr. Wilson was last
seen about 7 o'clock at the butcher shop in
the village, where he purchased a veal cutlet
and said that a gentleman friend was visit
ing them. There is no trace of the mur
[Western Associated Press.]
Chicago, Feb. 13.—J. L. Wilson, an old
resident of the village of Winnetta, near this
city, and his invalid wife, were found dead
in their cottage, shortly before noon to-day.
The discovery was made by a young woman
who had been in the habit of calling upon
Mrs. Wilson almost daily, and attending to
her wants. The body of Mr. Wilson was found
on the first floor, his head showing a number
of blade cuts, which had been ad
ministered with a sword belonging to a son
of the dead man, and which had been hang
ing up in the house. Visiting the room up
stairs, the invalid wife was found lying on
the bed dead, with several stabs in her body,
while the position of the remains showed that,
weak as she was, she had made frantic
efforts to protect hersef frem the murderers.
Blood was spattered on all the four walls. The
motive of murder appears to have been one
of robben r purely. The only clue, is the fact
that Mr. Wilson stated last evening he had a
gentleman guest, whom he was entertaining,
butfwho has since disappeared. Mr. Wilson
was a man of considerable wealth, and al
ways kept a large sum about his premises,
and doing his banking business with a firm
in this city. The house shows evidence of
having been rifled. Detectives are endeavor
ing to discover the whereabouts of Wilson's
mysterious visitor, as the crime is popularly
credited to him.
The Story of Capt. Bresett's Sto
len Mare Told by
the Thief.
He Implicates a Well Known Official
in the Crime.
Murder and Mayhem Soggested as a
of Downing the Detective.
A General Denial of the Story From 'the
Other Side.
On the night ef Sept. 19, 18S0, a valuable
mare belonging to Detective, now Captain,
John Bresett,was stolen from the barn in the
rear of his residence, No. 68 Forbes street.
Every effort and device known to police in
genuity were exerted to discover the where
abouts of the animal and trace down the
thieves, but no case has ever come to the
front in this city that seemed to be sur
rounded by so much mystery. Capt. Bresett
expended both time and money without
stint, and traveled ovet several states
in pursuance of clues, but to no purpose;
finally giving the matter up a3 a bad job.
The mater had about died out of public
memory, when information was brought to
Detective Bresett about ten days ago to the
effect that the man who 6tole the horse was
working at the half-way house conducted by
Frank Smith, and that he had
been in St. Paul for long
intervals ■ ever since the robbery.
Fresh interest was taken in the case and
the officer went at its unravelment with re
newed zeal.
As a result of his discoveries he shadowed
a man named Albert J. Saxby, and as the
upshot of a number of conversations the lat
ter confessed that while he had been impli
cated in the stealing, the job had been
put up by a weU known official,
who was assisted by confederates.
The man Saxby made some damaging and
startling revelations, which implicated ex-
Deputy Sheriff Harrison as the principal to
the affair, the nature of which are so
utterly base as to be almost incredible.
On the strength o#»what he had heard, Capt.
Bresett decided to take a trip to St. Joseph.
Mo., to which place Saxby said he had
journeyed after leaving St. Paul and where
he asserted he sold the animal. Bresett
left for St. Joe a week ago last Tuesday, but
before leaving he instructed Detective Walsh
to keep an eye on Sexby, and see that he
made no effort to escape.
Arriving at St. Joe steps were at once
taken to verify the story of Saxby, and by the
latter part of last week Bresett was certain
that his mare was in the possession of a
farmer named Chas. Wilburten.
A couple of days elapsed and in the mean
time a replevin was issued for the mare,
which was recovered last Monday morning.
On the same day Capt Bresett telegraphed
Chief Clark to arrest Saxby,
and the latter was taken in tow, and quietly
locked up in city hall, where he has been
since Monday. Capt. Bresett returned to
the city yesterday, bringing with hin» the
mare, which was conveyed thither in an ex
press train, kindly tendered free of cost by
the American Express company.
After his return Capt. Bresett proceeded
to city hall, and Saxby was brought in.
to the corridor. In appearance
he is a thin man of medium height, with
sallow complexion, hollow cheeks, large
greenish eyes and sandy moustache. His
general appearance is that of a man in the
last stages of consumption. In the presence
of Chief Clark, Capt. Bresett, Detective
Walsh and other officers, he made what pur
ports to be a full confession of the crime.
He talked in a quiet tone and was one hour
and a half in telling his story.
stripped of extraneous matter his story is as
follows: "I came to Minneapolis from
Osage, Mitchell county, Iowa, during fair
week in 18S0; I left my family in Tama, and
wanted work, as I was hard up. My busi
ness is cooking, and I went to the St. James
hotel, where I put up my overcoat for lodg
ing. The next day I looked up an old friend
named J. H. Woolsy, whom I U6ed to know
at Clear Lake. Ithengotajobii^theNewYork
restaurant and worked there nineteen nights.
After I had quit work, George Woolsy, a son
of the old man's, came to me and said
that he wanted me to do some work for him;
he said it was a big thing and that I could
make $400 or $500. Well, the man had
beat me out of my money where I had
worked, and I had left my wife and family
without a cent. George said a man in St.
Paul had a big thing for me, and he drove
me down and took me to Grote's saloon. He
showed me a man on the street whom he
said was the party, and the same man came
into Grote's; his name is Marion Harrison.
We had several drinks when
he said there was a son of a whom he
wanted me to down. He said he was a de
tective and he thought himself smart,
but he would show him he wasn't. He first
asked if I would throw some
vitriol into his eyes. I said that was pretty
bad and that I couldn't do the job. He said
the detective, Bressett, was out aU night and
got full, and that it would be easy to do, but
I didn't like the idea. He then said that the
detective had a valuable mare and that I
could take it into the woods and cut her
throat. This didn't suit me and he said I
might run the mare off, and that Bresett
would spend money to get
her back and that it
would break him up. I agreed to do this,
and he said I could have all the money I
wanted, that I was to have my own price; he
was to pay all expenses, provide for my fam
ily and see that they wanted for nothing. In
case I was arrested he promised to see that I
wasn't put through. I came down two or
three times, and in talking about the horse I
said I didn't know the country, when J»>'
said he would send a man
along to show me the roads.
He got Geo. W. Woolsey to shmsj me the
road, and on the 19th of September he se*»,
for me, I came down and met Harrison at
Grote's. He bought me my supper; he said
he would take Bresett down to the
Merchants and get him full, and
that if caught I wouldn't be prosecuted; he
said he would give Woolsey $25 for my wife,
and that he would send her more. I went
to a harenss shop and got a saddle,and I also
bought a revolver; I had $5 left, and he said
if I run short to send to my wife, as I had
better not write to St. Paul for Bresett would
watch the mails.
That night he delivered the mare to me in
the alley way back of Fourth and Wabashaw
streets. I rode out the Fort road, crossed
the bridge at Snelling, and got
to Shakopee the next morning.
From there I went to Waseca county and
stayed two days; I then went to Luke Mills,
near the state line, where I stopped with a
friend, named Levi Porter; I was afraid of
the towns and railroads and I steered clear
of them. At Lake Mills the mare got into a
ditch and she was crippled in her near fore
leg; she couldn't travel and I stayed with
Porter about a week. I then went to Clear
Lake and stopped with Mike Collins, where
I left the mare and went to Osage.
I expected to get some money, but there was
none there; I wrote to Woolsy and he sent
me $5, and I got the mare again and went to
Des Moines, where I made sorghum for two
weeks; from there I went to Harrison county,
Mo., where I was taken with lung fever and
remained with a cousin three or four weeks;
from there I went to De Kalb county, and
afterwards to St. Joe, where I sold
the mare for $40. I then bought
an overcoat and a ticket for
Osage, when I found my family bad gone to
Minneapolis; I sold my overcoat and came
to Minneapolis, where I found my family.
Woolsy was a janitor in one of the schools. I
came to St. Paul and saw Harrison. He said
he would see me the next day. A couple of
days afterwards he called, and gave me $10,
saying he would have more in a day or two,
and that he would try and get me a job;
after a while I got a job
as cook at Brown's Valley,
Traverse county; Harrison got me a pass and
promised me money. He did not show up,
and Woalsy borrowed some money and I left
town. While at Brown's Valley, Woalsy
came up and said that Harrison "wanted to
know where the marc was as he could get a
big reward for her; I did'nt tell him; I got
out of work, came home, and
got a job at Feck's restaurant in
Minneapolis: I worked for W. P. Hooper, at
Brown's Valley; afterwards I worked at the
Boston restaurant; occasionally I came to
St. Paul, and Harrison would give me one or
two dollars. When I got out of a job I came
to St. Paul and worked six or seven weeks
at Dow's restaurant; then I had trouble, as
my wife wouldn't live with me because I was
monkeying around Harrison. Then Harri
son got me a pass to Montana. "While at
Miles City he wrote me saying that
George Drives was coming there to start a
saloon and he adviseed me to stay, but I
came back to St. Paul. I took care of horses
for awhile, then went to Des Moines and St.
Joe, Mo, Afterwards I went to Cario and
from there to Nebraska. In the fall of 1883
I returned to Minneapolis. I saw Harrison
at Wood's office. He said he had done all he
could do for me and that I would have
to go to work- He sent me out
to Frank Smith's where I sawed wood; I
then went to work for Harry Phelps. Harri
son said that if I squealed he would kill me,
and Woalsy gave be a revolver saying that
I had better protect myself, as Harrison was
going to do us both up. Then the colonel,
(Chief Clark,) arrested me, and here I am."
Ex-Deputy Sheriff Harrison was seen by a
Globe reporter last night in the law office of
Mr. W. W. Irwin.
Responding to inquiries, he said: "I have
just woke up, and come down
town to get arrested as I
heard that some crank had a warrant out for
me. So far as I am concerned, I know
nothing about the story whatever; I have
known this man for three or
four years. He is poor, sickly,
consumptive, and he must be crazy;
he has been working for Dow & Phelps, and
is a poor fellow around town. I simply tried
to assist him: that is all. The very clothes
on his back belong to me and I tried to help
him all I could, aud I understood that the
name of a dead friend is mixed up in this
thing, and I want to say that it is a dirty out
rage. As for myself, I don't care, but I
will make it hot for anyone
who throws aspersions on the name of my
dead friend. I suppose I must have several
encmses who are interested in this matter,
but I don't care to talk about them. I ask
no odds of any of them. My official record
is clean, and I defy any one to say it isn't.
Of course I never stole that horse.
Bressette and myself have quar
relled for several years and 1
suppose he is trying to get back at me. That
is all I have, to say."
In conversation with Mr. Erwin after the
above Interview, the latter sa:a that the man
must be a crank. In support of Harrison's
statements, he said that while at Crookston
in June, 1881, he had learned that a number
of stolen horses had been sent to the Menon
nite settlement, and that fully believing that
Bresett's horse had been taken there, on
his return to St. Paul he imparted his suspi
cion to Harrison. Also that the latter em
ployed Woalsy to visit the settlement, and
the trip had cost him $50 or $60.
Concerning the probable arrest of Harri
son, Chief Clark stated last nitriit that he
had seen the mayor and that the latter had
not authorized his arrest for the reason that
the case had been outlawed by reason
of the three year statute of limitation, which
requires that the warrant must be sworn out
within three years from the date of the al
leged crime.
The celebrated mare is now at Brown's
Uvery stable, aud she was recovered within
forty yards of where the James boys were
killed in Missouri.
The Queen's Lace Handkerchief.
Johann Strauss's sprightly opera with the
above title, is to be given at the Grand Opera
house, to-night, also on Friday and Saturday
evenings, with a Saturday matinee. This
opera is a public favorite and ran for 300
nights at the Casino theater. New York. As
presented by Patterson's New York Opera
company, the stage setting is fine, the cos
tumes beautiful and harmonious, the chorus
strong and the orchestra led by Herr Hans
Krelsig, renders the charming music of the
score excellently. Three evenings of pleasure
are provided for opera goers.
These are Solid Facts.
The best blood purifier and system regulator
ever placed within the reach of suffering humani
ty* truly is Electric Bitters. Inactivity of the
liver, biliousness, jaundice, constipation, weak
kidneys, or any disease of the urinary organs, or
who ever requires an appetizer, tonic or mild
stimulant, will always find Electric Bitters the
best and only certain cure known. They act
surely and quickly; every bottle guaranteed to
give entire satisfaction or money refunded. Sold
at fifty cents a bottle by Lambie & Bethune.
Teaching- the Celestials.
The Young Men's Christian association,
about the middle of last November, estab
lished a Wednesday evening school, for
teaching resident Chinese the language, and
at their opening had three oriental students.
This numberof attendants increased slowly,
until at present at the Wednesday evening
school there is a pupilage of from seven to
nine, and, at the Sunday evening schools,
from twelve to fifteen, the largest attendance
at one time having been sixteen. The schools
are held in the association rooms, and each
pupil has his separate teacher. The exercises
are quite interesting, and are open to who
ever may wish to look in upon them. One of
the Chinamen has grown quite proficient as
a reader of the English tongue, while others
are making good progress in their studies.
Bucklin's Arnica Salve.
The greatest medical wonder of the world.
Warranted to speedily cure Burns, Bruises, Cuts
Ulcers, Salt Rheum, Fever Sores, Cancers, Piles
Chilblains, Corns, Tetter, Chapped Hands and
all Skin Eruptions, guaranteed to cure in every
instance, or money refunded; 25 cents per box.
For sale by Lambie & Bethune.
Died From Heart Disease.
Yesterday morning a post mortem exami
nation was made by Dr. Talbot Jonos on the
body of Augustine Derioux, which developed
the fact that h» died from heart disease,
aud Coroner Quinn held an inquest which
' found that organic disease of th* heart was
the cause of his sudden taking
off. Derioux was to all appearances a haje and
hearty man as he left West St. Paul for ilin-
I neapolis on Tuesday morning, from whence
i* returned to St. Paul and afterwards m\t
his daughter at the union depot coming in
from above city on a later train. The i
two walked over to West St. Paul
and called an Mr. Gegan on
Bertha street, where the deceased,
who was 70 years of age, sat down in a chair
in which he suddenly breathed his last. His
remains will be taken by his family to Forest
Lake for interment to-day. He was very
generally known to the members of the St.
Paul Hunting club, being the proprietor of a
duck pass in which the club were almost ex
clusive hunters, and from whose contribu
tions therefor he made a livelihood.
Late City Items.
A runaway hack created considerable ex
citement on west Fifth street on Tuesday
evening, but nothing and nobody was in
The annual ball of the St. Paul stationary
engineers at Sherman hall, last night, was a
delightful success. The attendance wag
large, and the hall bore a very pleasing and
animated appearance. A fine supper was
served at midnight, and all present enjoyed
a good time.
A warrant was issued yesterday afternoon
for the arrest of J. T. Winslow, proprietor
of the Winslow hotel, corner of Seventh
and Fourth streets, on the charge of keeping
a house of iU-fame. The complaint is sworn
to by a former clerk of the hotel and the
case will come up to-day.
Brutal Offense Upon a Girl Nine Years
Old—Talk of Lynching.
[Special telegram to the Globe.]
Cumberland, Wig., Feb. 13. A
man, said to be named Hall, was arrested at
Shell Lake yesterday on a charge of rape.
His victim was a nine year oldgirl,a daughter
of a lumberman named Nellis. The people
of Shell Lake are highly excited, and there
was strong talk of lynching last night. I am
unable at present to give all the particulars of
the crime.
Proceedings of the Great Conven
tion at Mankato.
[Special Telegram to the Globe. (
Mankato, Feb. 13.—The morning of the
second day of the convention opened bright
and fair with the air moderately sharp, but
with an, absence of wind which raised tbe
spirits of the dairymen about one hundred
per cent. The floor was moderately well filled
during the morning and afternoon sessions,
something like 500 people being present.
The rink man having been suppressed th«
convention was relieved from the monoton
ous roar of the skates and the session wai
serene and calm.
The president opened the day with an an
nual dress a very able and instructive docu
ment whieh was fully appreciated and re>
ceived with enthusiasm.
Gext!.i:mkx of tub Association-;—
We have again met in annual convention.
Tbe necessity that gave birth to this organ
isation eigteen years ago still exists. It was
the necessity of more and better knowledge.
Agriculture, more than ever, i- claiming
the attention of the best thought of the land'
The evolution that has transformed the -erf
of 500 years ago into the farmer of to-day,
has been wide spread iu its results. It bin
been a growth of mind over matter, a de
velopment of the power to think, to study,
to reason, and by a comparison of thought
establish the highways of knowledge, set up
land marks, avoid morasses, and bridge over
At last the farmer has come to consider his
high purpose, his deep responsibility and in
timate relationship with the framework of
His intellect is becoming aroused and he
is rapidly learning that to know the "reason
of things'' is to him a very Important lesson.
Here is scope sufficient for the profouude-t
sagacity,—for the strongest Judgment—for
the keenest perceptions, for all that science
can discover or invention produce. He Is
no longer content I » know (ess than othei
men concerning the primal forces of Nature
that required a God to create. He de
sires to be "as gods knowing good froif
Society at large rejoices in bis determi
nation. All of its forees are willing to • n
list in his service if he will but aceepl their
aid. The composite character of this con
vention attests the truth of this last state
A vast deal has the farmer learned sines
this organization first entered upon its work
in his behalf.
He has learned that he must break out of
his isolation and rub againsl hi> fellows;
that mankind brighten iu proportion as thej
have contact with each other. He has
learned that he must establish schools foi
himself as well as for his children. In a
word, he is feeling the necessity to provid«
for an expansion of his Intellecl B8 well at
his barns.
It is the enlargement of hi< understanding
that will give him the rightful portion of tie
labor of his bands,—his rightful place In the
control of government.—his rightful share Ol
the social and educational privileges of hid
day and age.
The time has past when the hanils are to
be considered the ruling factor In agricultur
al accomplishment. The brain i> the great
force of to-day. The farmer of these time!
may, if he will, become the true prince of
the soil and his home the besl exponent oi
American civUlzation. Surrounded by his
children, he can lay the foundation Iu him
self and them, for a Bplendid manhood,
The demand of the times is imperative for
larger brained farmers. The best talent ol
the farm drifts into the professional and
commercial classes.
These have their schools for the promo
tion of knowledge. The farmer must imitate
their example and step to the front In thii
particular, where he has a rii,ht to stand.
For this purpose, and to further »ucl
ends, have we met in convention. The im
portance of dairy aud stock farming to the
well being of community is Indicated by the
fact thai hundreds of the representative!
dairymen of the entire northwest are gather
ed here, each willing to contribute to t! ■ up
building of an enlighten) tl nnderetandlng vt
the question.
We have a right, and it is our duty in
these conventions, to take broad ground in
the scope of our discussions. We are not
here to consider alone mere teehical de
tails of diary management.
But we must reach out to the elements
that make up the home life uf a farmer.
We must bring encouragement to Ihe hoy
as well as to the fathers; to the weary wives
as Well a< to the husbands.
The season of 1883 has proved a fairly
prosperous one for dairymen.
Through the extension of the gathered
cream system, very many new communities
are brought into line, aud the milk of thous
ands of cows rescued from an ignominious
fate. There is a large class of farmers that
view all this with alarm. They have been
waiting for ten years for the dairy busine is
to fail. They have been fearful all the
time that the business would tie overdone,
forgetting that if every man In the north
west could by any chance nexl Beason sud
denly become a skillful dairyman, it would
not add one cow to the present number.
Skillful care and management, would no
doubt increase the profitableness of every
cow brought under such an Influence. It is
about time that the honest milk was rescued
from the Pogrom makers and Bascom ven
dors at crossroads, and for the profit of the
countrv given a fair show for what there is in
But there will yet remain Ignorance and
slovenliness enough iu the land for a long
time, to give intelligence all tbe advantage
it deserves. The only phase <,f the dairy
business that Is seriously overdone; and
that continually, is the making of poor but
ter and cheese.
You have seen for the last 18 years a
steady appreciation In the value of fine dairy
goods. There is a principle In this, gentle
men. It teaches that our only salvation lies
in upholding and increasing the standard of
excellence. Common farm butter has the
same old look, the same smell, the tame
abused, banged and disheartened appear
ance that it had 20 years ago, and it brings
about the same price. Skim cheese is the
same fraud on human digestion that it ever
was—has the same discouraging effect < n
consumption and depressing effect on price.
It points the same old moral that it ever did.
"What God has joined together let no man
put asunder." The makers of fine goods
fceed have no fears of the future.
ft is a curious and instructive fact as
shown by the last census, that the ratio of in
cre^e in cows is considerably less than that
of papulation. This may account in a meas
ure far the fact that the demand for dairy
products has been, for a number of years,
greater than the supply. The same fact
affords «ilso a good guarantee of the future.
stability of the business, providing that bo
gus comjimnds are not allowed to usurp the
place of the honest product of the cow. Left
to a natural condition of things the dairy
man need h\ve no fears of the lack of a re
munerative r\arket in the future. He should
remember, however, that if he allows him
self to be driven from the field, cither
through his supineness, or lack of conformi
ty to the market damand for exceUence, he
does not deserve any better fate.
In 1880 the state of Minnesota contained
275.545 cows. Her Increase for the ten
years previous had been at the rate of 12 1-10
per ceut annually. Mt aswed by the same
rate of increase the state would have in 1883
375,567 cows. Allowing that the product of
each cow was worth 4:55, the gross product
would reach the sum of $13,144,845. Iowa
contained in 1880 854,187 cows. Her annu
al percentage of increase for the previous de
cade had been 13 1-10 per cent. This ratio
would give the state in 1883 1,1S9,882 cows,
whose earnings at $35 each would reach tho
sum of $41,645,870. Illinois contained in
18S0 865,913 cows. The annual percentage
of increase had been only 3 1-2 per cent.
Applying this ratio she would have in 1883
956,833 cows, whose average earnings would
amount to $32,489,155.
Wisconsin contained in 1880 478,370 cows.
Her annual percentage of increase had been
5 1-2 per cent, whieh ratio applied for 1S83
would give her 557,310. At $35 each their
earnings would represent $19,505,850. The
gross earnings of all the cows of these four
northwestern states for 1883, reaehes the
enormous sum of $107,8S5,7*o.
By this it can readily be seen gentlemen,

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